Literalizing
Literalize Lit"er*al*ize (l[i^]t"[~e]r*al*[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Literalized} (l[i^]t"[~e]r*al*[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Literalizing} (l[i^]t"[~e]r*al*[imac]*z[i^]ng).] To make literal; to interpret or put in practice according to the strict meaning of the words; -- opposed to {spiritualize}; as, to literalize Scripture. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • literalizing — literalize (Amer.) v. interpret in a literal manner, elucidate literally; make literal (also literalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Literalization — Lit er*al*i*za tion (l[i^]t [ e]r*al*[i^]*z[=a] sh[u^]n), n. The act of literalizing; reduction to a literal meaning. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Literalize — Lit er*al*ize (l[i^]t [ e]r*al*[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Literalized} (l[i^]t [ e]r*al*[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Literalizing} (l[i^]t [ e]r*al*[imac]*z[i^]ng).] To make literal; to interpret or put in practice according to the strict… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Literalized — Literalize Lit er*al*ize (l[i^]t [ e]r*al*[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Literalized} (l[i^]t [ e]r*al*[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Literalizing} (l[i^]t [ e]r*al*[imac]*z[i^]ng).] To make literal; to interpret or put in practice according to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Afrofuturism — Afrofuturism, or afro futurism, is an African diaspora cultural and literary movement whose thinkers and artists see science, technology and science fiction as means of exploring the black experience.cite paper| author = Dery, Mark| title = Black …   Wikipedia

  • A Good Woman (film) — Infobox Film name = A Good Woman image size = 200 caption = Original poster writer = Howard Himelstein Based on a play by Oscar Wilde starring = Helen Hunt Scarlett Johansson Tom Wilkinson director = Mike Barker producer = Liam Badger Mikael… …   Wikipedia

  • Harvest (play) — Harvest is a play by Manjula Padmanabhan concerned with organ selling in India set in the near future. Om Prakash agrees to sell unspecified organs through InterPlanta Services, INC to a rich person in first world for a small fortune. InterPlanta …   Wikipedia

  • Afflatus — is a Latin term derived from Cicero (in On Divination ) that has been translated as inspiration. Cicero s usage was a literalizing of inspiration, which had already become figurative. Literally, inspiration, like afflatus, means to be blown into… …   Wikipedia

  • Scream (film series) — Scream DVD box set containing the first three films Directed by Wes Craven Produced by …   Wikipedia

  • literalize — literalization, n. literalizer, n. /lit euhr euh luyz /, v.t., literalized, literalizing. to make literal; interpret literally. Also, esp. Brit., literalise. [1820 30; LITERAL + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”