Bloke vs Transitive - What's the difference?

bloke | transitive |

As a noun bloke

is (informal) a man, a fellow; an ordinary man, a man on the street.

As an adjective transitive is

making a (l) or passage.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • (informal) A man, a fellow; an ordinary man, a man on the street.
  • * 1930 , , 2006, Overlook Press, page 235,
  • The door flew open, and there was a bloke' with spectacles on his face and all round the spectacles an expression of strained anguish. A ' bloke with a secret sorrow.
  • * 1931 , , lyrics of 1930, 31 and 33 versions,
  • She messed around with a bloke named Smoky.
  • * 1958 , , page 281,
  • It was a Cockney bloke' who had never seen a cow till he came inside. Cragg said it took some ' blokes like that, and city fellows are the worse.
  • * 2000 , Elizabeth Young, Asking for Trouble , page 19,
  • As her current bloke was turning out better than expected, I didn't see much of her lately.
  • (UK) a man who behaves in a particularly laddish or overtly heterosexual manner.
  • An anglophone man.
  • (Australia) An exemplar of a certain masculine, independent male archetype.
  • * 2000 May 5, Belinda Luscombe, “ Cinema: Of Mad Max and Madder Maximus”, Time :
  • ‘The Bloke'’ is a certain kind of Australian or New Zealand male. ¶ Most of all, the ' Bloke does not whinge.


    * See also

    Coordinate terms

    * (ordinary man) sheila (New Zealand)

    Derived terms

    * blokey, blokeish


    Australian slang




  • Making a (l) or passage.
  • * (rfdate) , The Poet :
  • For all symbols are fluxional; all language is vehicular and transitive , and is good, as ferries and horses are, for conveyance, not as farms and houses are, for homestead.
  • Affected by (l) of signification.
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  • By far the greater part of the transitive or derivative applications of words depend on casual and unaccountable caprices of the feelings or the fancy.
  • (grammar, of a verb) Taking an (l) or objects.
  • The English verb "to notice" is a transitive verb, because we say things like "She noticed a problem".
  • * (rfdate) , Orthodoxy :
  • Men have tried to turn "revolutionise" from a transitive to an intransitive verb.
  • (set theory, of a relation on a set) Having the property that if an element x'' is related to ''y'' and ''y'' is related to ''z'', then ''x'' is necessarily related to ''z .
  • "Is an ancestor of" is a transitive relation: if Alice is an ancestor of Bob, and Bob is an ancestor of Carol, then Alice is an ancestor of Carol.
  • Such that, for any two elements of the acted-upon set, some group element maps the first to the second.
  • Antonyms

    * (l) * (l), (l)

    Derived terms

    * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l)

    See also

    * (l) * (l)


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