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Definitions of phrase

  1. To express in words, or in peculiar words; to call; to style. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To put into words, especially into suitable words. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To express in words: to style. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To use proper or fine phrases. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. put into words or an expression; "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. To express in words or in peculiar words. Phrase-book, a book of idioms. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. To express in peculiar words; to style. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. a short musical passage Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A short, pithy expression; especially, one which is often employed; a peculiar or idiomatic turn of speech; as, to err is human. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A mode or form of speech; the manner or style in which any one expreses himself; diction; expression. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A short clause or portion of a period. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. In grammar, a group of related words not containing a subject and a predicate; any brief pithy expression; style or manner of speech. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. A part of a sentence: a short pithy expression: a form of speech: (music) a short clause or portion of a sentence. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Part of a sentence; short expression; form of speech. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. A few words denoting a single idea; a brief expression; term; diction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A short expression; a peculiar mode of speech; style. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. Two or more words containing a particular mode of speech; an idiom; style or manner in writing or speaking. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for phrase

  1. The phrase went out of his mind. – Foes by Mary Johnston
  2. The phrase was formerly in use in Harvard College. – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall
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