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Definition of Phrase

Phrase n. means: A short, pithy expression; especially, one which is often employed; a peculiar or idiomatic turn of speech; as, to err is human.

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Phrase n. means: A short, pithy expression; especially, one which is often employed; a peculiar or idiomatic turn of speech; as, to err is human.

Meaning of Phrase

Phrase (n.) means: A short, pithy expression; especially, one which is often employed; a peculiar or idiomatic turn of speech; as, to err is human.

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Phrase (n.): A brief expression, sometimes a single word, but usually two or more words forming an expression by themselves, or being a portion of a sentence; as, an adverbial phrase.

Abbreviation (n.): The form to which a word or phrase is reduced by contraction and omission; a letter or letters, standing for a word or phrase of which they are a part; as, Gen. for Genesis; U.S.A. for United States of America.

Phrasal (a.): Of the nature of a phrase; consisting of a phrase; as, a phrasal adverb.

Phrase (v. i.): To group notes into phrases; as, he phrases well. See Phrase, n., 4.

Jar (n.): A turn. [Only in phrase.]

Phrased (imp. & p. p.): of Phrase

Phrasing (p. pr. & vb. n.): of Phrase

Along (): (Now heard only in the prep. phrase along of.)

Phraseogram (n.): A symbol for a phrase.

Proverbialism (n.): A proverbial phrase.

Coss (n.): A thing (only in phrase below).

Peg (n.): A step; a degree; esp. in the slang phrase "To take one down peg."

Epithet (n.): Term; expression; phrase.

Doricism (n.): A Doric phrase or idiom.

Dorism (n.): A Doric phrase or idiom.

Word (v. t.): To express in words; to phrase.

Lag (a.): Last; long-delayed; -- obsolete, except in the phrase lag end.

Metaphrase (n.): An answering phrase; repartee.

Neologism (n.): A new word, phrase, or expression.

On (prep.): Adhering; not off; as in the phrase, "He is neither on nor off," that is, he is not steady, he is irresolute.

Phrase (v. i.): To use proper or fine phrases.

Vulgarism (n.): A vulgar phrase or expression.

All hail (interj.): All health; -- a phrase of salutation or welcome.

Phraseology (n.): A collection of phrases; a phrase book.

Verfication (n.): A formal phrase used in concluding a plea.

Leg (n.): A bow, esp. in the phrase to make a leg; probably from drawing the leg backward in bowing.

Fro (adv.): From; away; back or backward; -- now used only in opposition to the word to, in the phrase to and fro, that is, to and from. See To and fro under To.

Conversationism (n.): A word or phrase used in conversation; a colloquialism.

Obsoletism (n.): A disused word or phrase; an archaism.

Couch (v. t.): To put into some form of language; to express; to phrase; -- used with in and under.

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Words, slangs, sentences and phrases similar to Phrase

Meaning of Eat My Shorts

Eat My Shorts means: Phrase used as a comeback. Heavily in use in the 80's and also used on TV's 'The Simpsons'. If someone was to put you down in anyway, you can reply with this phrase. Phrase gained earlier popularity from it's use by John Bender (Nelson Judd) in 'The Breakfast Club' (1985) ~Editor

Meaning of YOUNGIN

YOUNGIN means: An original Hip Hop rhyme/ phrase made popular by MC's (rappers) used to let the crowd no that  "yes. we rockin the spot". A phrase that an MC says before he goes into a written rhyme. Like a prep phrase common with every MC (rapper).

Meaning of YOUNGIN

YOUNGIN means: An original Hip Hop rhyme/ phrase made popular by MC's (rappers) used to let the crowd no that  "yes. we rockin the spot". A phrase that an MC says before he goes into a written rhyme. Like a prep phrase common with every MC (rapper).

Meaning of dawg

dawg means: Friend. Phrase used as in the Hucklberry Hound cartoon series which itself was a derivative of the Bugs Bunny phrase "What's up Doc?".

Meaning of duckin' and diving

duckin' and diving means: Phrs. A non-committal catch-phrase reply to the questioning of one's recent activities, usually asked at a reunion. Occasionally expression is completed with finishing phrase, fuckin' and skiving.

Meaning of got your tatties in

got your tatties in means: The phrase means 'have you got any dried bits of poo on your bum' ('Tatties' pronounced 'tay-tees') Though the contributor has no idea why the phrase was used!. (ed: maybe there was the faint aroma of 'fertiliser' in the air when they were about?)

Meaning of 'like'

'like' means: I do believe the term 'like' was used in the 70s by Americans and has been used ever since. Recently the British have adopted the phrase especially since the popularity of cult sitcom 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S'. The phrase is used in various ways usually by teeneagers and 20 somethings who automatically, subcociuously add a toutch of 'trendiness' to thier sentances. For instance: "Like, let's get outa here!" "Like, no way!" "This is like way cool guys"

Meaning of ginge minge

ginge minge means: Self explanatory and was used to refer to people presumed to have ginger coloured pubic hair. The person responsible for this 'crime' was thus referred to as a 'GINGER MINGER'. More interestingly, the phrase survived the trip from Primary to Secondary education, although with a few notable changes. The pronunciation altered so that the phrase was pronounced with French vowels: "gonge monge". Furthermore at Bishop Vesey's Grammar School, the contributor can remember that the phrase was also used to refer to a particular sort of ginger cake available at school dinners. They had a red haired hard of hearing dinner lady in charge of cakes, and so much pleasure was derived by asking for this cake by its nickname. Asking the woman: "Can I have a slice of ginge minge please?" was a phrase so loaded with meaning that at the time it seemed the schoolboy equivalent of Shakespeare.

Meaning of Sail Ho!

Sail Ho! means: According to Adm. Smythe, this was a phrase used to signal a ship of unknown origin or intentions. It dates from 1840. Other sources say that the phrase "Sail! Sail!" was used to by ships during the Golden Age.

Meaning of Land Ho!

Land Ho! means: Traditional calling when a sailor sights land. The phrase dates from around 1840. The phrase is better left to the movies. In real life, sailors during the Golden Ages actually called "Land! Land!"

Meaning of blimey

blimey means: interj nice mild expletive, in terms of rudeness on a par with “my goodness.” It was originally part of the phrase “cor blimey,” which was likely a contraction of “God blind me,” which was in turn an abbreviated version of “may God blind me if it is not so.” There has been little evidence of God blinding users of the word, whether what they were saying was true or not. The original phrase “cor blimey” is still used, but rarely.

Meaning of Cool Out

Cool Out means: Phrase. calm down The first time I heard this phrase was in the 1986 jem episode "old meets new", when former guitarist and band leader bobby bailey of bobby bailey and the tornadoes (a play on bill haley and his comets) starts booing jem and the holograms' remake of "rock 'n roll is forever".

Meaning of Five by Five

Five by Five means: Currently used as an affirmative response - i.e. a complete interjective sentence ("Five by Five!") or as an adjective ("I'm five by five with that"). Meaning: everything's okay, under control, copacetic, hunky-dory, etc. Was in use in the movie Aliens (1986) nd was a hallmark of the character "Faith" from Buffy: the Vampire Slayer, which marks its passage into general understanding. However it was in use far earlier that either of those with a specific purpose and rationale for its existence. The phrase dates back to World War II, originating from radio voice communications. When operators used to talk to each other they first used the phrase “loud and clear” to describe their reception among each other. With a desire to be more precise, they adopted a numerical scale from one to five. Shortly thereafter, these radio operators incorporated the phrase 'five by five' ('five out of five for volume and clarity' i.e. 'loud and clear.'). So '5 by 5 means 'I hear you loud and clear.' Certainly was in common use in exactly this way in the US Army during the Vietnam war. Certainly was in common use in exactly this way in the US Army during the Vietnam war. (ed: we are interested in knowing if the phrase is any older than 1986?) We ask and we receive - seems Stephen heard it in use in (of all places) the 'Thunderbirds' puppet show in the 1960's.

Meaning of Bought the farm

Bought the farm means:  ”I didn’t know he wanted to move to the country,” is how a British person might respond to hearing this phrase. At this point ‘bought the farm,’ is a general reference to untimely death. However, the phrase originates from WWII-era military accidents involving unreliable aircraft crashing into rural European countryside properties resulting in damages for which the U.S. government was responsible to pay, thereby, ‘buying the farm,’ so to speak.

Meaning of cock-on

cock-on means: A "catch all" phrase that encompasses a range of meanings. Can be used in the same context as "Right on", e.g. "Cock on man, I know what you mean". It can be used in the same context as "Rock on", e.g. "cock on, I'll catch you later". It can be used to describe something or some event that is or was great "Last was cock on", "Those shoes are cock on". This phrase has and still is evolving and mutating into many different meanings. (ed: most of which remain the same as they ever were)

Meaning of Monday morning quarterback

Monday morning quarterback means: Because quarterback is an on-field leadership position played in American football, which the British have no interest in, and because Monday morning references the fact that most NFL games take place on Sundays, this is a doubly obscure metaphor. While American’s understand that the phrase references the practice of criticizing something after-fact-with the advantage of hindsight, an English person would find this phrase totally meaningless.

Meaning of pecker

pecker means: n penis. A common misconception is that, to Brits, this means “chin” - hence the phrase “keep your pecker up.” Sorry folks, but in the U.K. “pecker” means exactly the same thing as it does in the U.S. The phrase “keep your pecker up” is probably derived from a time when a “pecker” was simply a reference to a bird’s beak and encouraged keeping your head held high. I understand that the word became a euphemism for “penis” after the poet Catullus used it to refer to his love Lesbia’s pet sparrow in a rather suggestive poem which drew some fairly blatant parallels.

Meaning of bloody

bloody means: adj 1 damned. An exclamation of surprise, shock or anger, it’s one of the great multi-purpose British swear words. Best known as part of the phrase “Bloody hell!” but can also be used in the middle of sentences for emphasis in a similar way to “fucking”: And then he had the cheek to call me a bloody liar! or even with particular audacity in the middle of words: Who does she think she is, Cinde-bloody-rella? Etymology-wise, it’s possible that “bloody” has in fact nothing to do with blood and actually a contraction of the Christian phrase “by Our Lady.” Or it might also be from “god’s blood”. 2. bloody-minded obstinate; determined: If he wasn’t going to be so bloody-minded about it we’d have come to a deal ages ago.

Meaning of IKR 

IKR  means: (acr.) (phrase) I Know, Right?

Meaning of IG 

IG  means: (acr.) (phrase) In Game

Meaning of Phrase

Phrase means: A brief expression, sometimes a single word, but usually two or more words forming an expression by themselves, or being a portion of a sentence; as, an adverbial phrase.

Meaning of Abbreviation

Abbreviation means: The form to which a word or phrase is reduced by contraction and omission; a letter or letters, standing for a word or phrase of which they are a part; as, Gen. for Genesis; U.S.A. for United States of America.

Meaning of Phrasal

Phrasal means: Of the nature of a phrase; consisting of a phrase; as, a phrasal adverb.

Meaning of Phrase

Phrase means: To group notes into phrases; as, he phrases well. See Phrase, n., 4.

Meaning of Jar

Jar means: A turn. [Only in phrase.]

Meaning of Phrased

Phrased means: of Phrase

Meaning of Phrasing

Phrasing means: of Phrase

Meaning of Along

Along means: (Now heard only in the prep. phrase along of.)

Meaning of Phraseogram

Phraseogram means: A symbol for a phrase.

Meaning of Proverbialism

Proverbialism means: A proverbial phrase.

Meaning of Coss

Coss means: A thing (only in phrase below).

Meaning of Peg

Peg means: A step; a degree; esp. in the slang phrase "To take one down peg."

Meaning of Epithet

Epithet means: Term; expression; phrase.

Meaning of Doricism

Doricism means: A Doric phrase or idiom.

Meaning of Dorism

Dorism means: A Doric phrase or idiom.

Dictionary words and meanings

Meaning of Bewildered

Bewildered means: of Bewilder

Meaning of Dampen

Dampen means: To make damp or moist; to make slightly wet.

Meaning of Equipollence

Equipollence means: Alt. of Equipollency

Meaning of Stupa

Stupa means: A mound or monument commemorative of Buddha.

Meaning of Tutor

Tutor means: An officer or member of some hall, who instructs students, and is responsible for their discipline.

Slang words and meanings

Meaning of DAN DARES

DAN DARES means: Dan Dares is London Cockney rhyming slang for flairs.

Meaning of ZOOK

ZOOK means: Zook is American tramp slang for a worn−out prostitute.

Meaning of beefcake books

beefcake books means: Pornographic books.

Meaning of taquitos

taquitos means: Ass.

Meaning of Paddle

Paddle means: To go or run away.

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