• Any of various riodinid butterflies of the genus Dodona (genus) of Asia.
  • A hit or strike with one's fist.
  • Power, strength, energy.
  • Impact.
  • A device, generally slender and round, used for creating holes in thin material, for driving an object through a hole in a containing object, or to stamp or emboss a mark or design on a surface.
  • A hole or opening created with a punch.
  • An extension piece applied to the top of a pile; a dolly.
  • A prop, as for the roof of a mine.


  • To strike with one's fist.
  • To herd.
  • To operate (a device or system) by depressing a button, key, bar, or pedal, or by similar means.
  • To enter (information) on a device or system.
  • To hit (a ball or similar object) with less than full force.
  • To make holes in something
  • To thrust against; to poke.
  • To employ a punch to create a hole in or stamp or emboss a mark on something.
  • To mark a ticket.


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  • Shortened form of puncheon, from Old French ponchon ("pointed tool"), from Latin punctio, from punctus, perfect passive participle of pungō.
  • From Hindi पाँच ("five")/Urdu پانچ, because of the drink's original five ingredients (spirits, water, lemon juice, sugar, and spice), from Sanskrit पञ्चन्. five, cinque, pimp, and Pompeii.
  • From Punch.

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