Uttering
Utter Ut"ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Uttered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Uttering}.] [OE. outren, freq. of outen to utter, put out, AS. [=u]tian to put out, eject, fr. [=u]t out. [root]198. See {Out}, and cf. {Utter}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. To put forth or out; to reach out. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

How bragly [proudly] it begins to bud, And utter his tender head. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To dispose of in trade; to sell or vend. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Such mortal drugs I have, but Mantua's law Is death to any he that utters them. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

They bring it home, and utter it commonly by the name of Newfoundland fish. --Abp. Abbot. [1913 Webster]

3. hence, to put in circulation, as money; to put off, as currency; to cause to pass in trade; -- often used, specifically, of the issue of counterfeit notes or coins, forged or fraudulent documents, and the like; as, to utter coin or bank notes. [1913 Webster]

The whole kingdom should continue in a firm resolution never to receive or utter this fatal coin. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

4. To give public expression to; to disclose; to publish; to speak; to pronounce. ``Sweet as from blest, uttering joy.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The words I utter Let none think flattery, for they 'll find 'em truth. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

And the last words he uttered called me cruel. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To deliver; give forth; issue; liberate; discharge; pronounce. See {Deliver}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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