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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dummy  \Dum"my\,  a.  [See  {Dumb}.] 
  1.  Silent;  mute;  noiseless;  as  a  dummy  engine. 
 
  2.  Fictitious  or  sham;  feigned;  as  a  dummy  watch. 
 
  {Dummy  car}.  See  under  {Car}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dummy  \Dum"my\,  n.;  pl  {Dummies}. 
  1.  One  who  is  dumb.  --H.  Smith. 
 
  2.  A  sham  package  in  a  shop,  or  one  which  does  not  contain 
  what  its  exterior  indicates. 
 
  3.  An  imitation  or  copy  of  something  to  be  used  as  a 
  substitute;  a  model;  a  lay  figure;  as  a  figure  on  which 
  clothing  is  exhibited  in  shop  windows;  a  blank  paper  copy 
  used  to  show  the  size  of  the  future  book,  etc 
 
  4.  (Drama)  One  who  plays  a  merely  nominal  part  in  any  action 
  a  sham  character. 
 
  5.  A  thick-witted  person;  a  dolt.  [Colloq.] 
 
  6.  (Railroad)  A  locomotive  with  condensing  engines,  and 
  hence  without  the  noise  of  escaping  steam;  also  a  dummy 
  car 
 
  7.  (Card  Playing)  The  fourth  or  exposed  hand  when  three 
  persons  play  at  a  four-handed  game  of  cards. 
 
  8.  A  floating  barge  connected  with  a  pier.  --Knight. 
 
  {To  play  dummy},  to  play  the  exposed  or  dummy  hand  in  cards. 
  The  partner  of  the  dummy  plays  it 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dummy 
  adj  :  having  the  appearance  of  being  real  but  lacking  capacity  to 
  function;  "a  dummy  corporation" 
  n  1:  a  person  who  does  not  talk  [syn:  {silent  person}] 
  2:  an  ignorant  or  foolish  person  [syn:  {dumbbell},  {dope},  {boob}, 
  {booby},  {pinhead}] 
  3:  a  figure  representing  the  human  form 
  4:  a  cartridge  containing  an  explosive  charge  but  no  bullet 
  [syn:  {blank},  {blank  shell}] 
  v  :  make  a  dummy  of  as  of  books  or  pages  to  be  published  [syn: 
  {dummy  up}] 




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