Definitions for sponge

Definitions for (noun) sponge

Main entry: poriferan, parazoan, sponge

Definition: primitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework; usually occurs in sessile colonies

Main entry: leech, parasite, sponge, sponger

Definition: a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage

Main entry: sponge, quick study

Definition: someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily

Usage: she soaks up foreign languages like a sponge

Main entry: sponge

Definition: a porous mass of interlacing fibers that forms the internal skeleton of various marine animals and usable to absorb water or any porous rubber or cellulose product similarly used

Definitions for (verb) sponge

Main entry: sponge

Definition: gather sponges, in the ocean

Main entry: sponge

Definition: wipe with a sponge, so as to clean or moisten

Main entry: sponge

Definition: soak up with a sponge

Main entry: sponge

Definition: erase with a sponge; as of words on a blackboard

Main entry: cadge, bum, sponge, grub, mooch

Definition: ask for and get free; be a parasite

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