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Definitions of epithet

  1. descriptive word or phrase Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a defamatory or abusive word or phrase; "sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. An adjective expressing some quality, attribute, or relation, that is properly or specially appropriate to a person or thing; as, a just man; a verdant lawn. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Term; expression; phrase. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To describe by an epithet. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. An adjective or phrase denoting some real quality of the person or thing described. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. An adjective expressing some real quality of the thing to which it is applied, or an attribute expressing some quality ascribed to it. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Adjective joined to a noun. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. A descriptive phrase or word, good or bad, added to a noun. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. An adjective expressing some real quality of the thing to which it is applied, or an attribute expressing some quality or characteristic ascribed to it. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. To entitle; to describe by epithets. See Epithem. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. A word which expresses some real quality of the thing to which it is applied. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. ep'i-thet, n. an adjective expressing some real quality of the thing to which it is applied, or an attribute expressing some quality ascribed to it: (Shak.) term, expression.--v.t. to term.--adj. EPITHET'IC, pertaining to an epithet: abounding with epithets.--n. EPITH'ETON (Shak.), epithet. [Gr. epithetos, added--epi, on, tithenai, to place.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. Adjective expressing quality or attribute; significant appellation. Hence epithetic (AL) aa., epithetically adv. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  15. n. [Greek] A title; name; designation;—an adjective expressing a quality, attribute, or characteristic, appropriate to the person or thing described. Cabinet Dictionary
  16. An adjective denoting any quality good or bad. Complete Dictionary

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