English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'flank'

(noun) 
Definition
the side of a man or animal between the ribs and the hip
He put his hand on the dog's flank.
Synonyms
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quarter
He wandered through the Chinese quarter.
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haunch
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ham
(noun) 
Definition
the side of a naval or military formation
The assault element opened up from their right flank.
Synonyms
wing
the liberal wing of the Democratic party
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side
Park at the side of the road.
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aspect
Climate affects every aspect of our lives.
(verb) 
Definition
to be positioned at the side of (a person or thing)
The altar was flanked by two Christmas trees.
Synonyms
border
white sand bordered by palm trees and tropical flowers
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line
Thousands of people lined the streets as the procession went by.
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edge
a chocolate brown jacket edged with yellow
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skirt
We raced across a large field that skirted the slope of the hill.
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fringe
Swampy islands of vegetation fringe the coastline.
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book-end

Additional synonyms

in the sense of aspect
Definition
a distinct feature or element in a problem or situation
Climate affects every aspect of our lives.
in the sense of edge
Definition
to make, form, or be an edge or border for
a chocolate brown jacket edged with yellow
in the sense of fringe
Definition
to decorate with a fringe
Swampy islands of vegetation fringe the coastline.

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