Vulgar Vul"gar, a. [L. vulgaris, from vulgus the multitude, the common people; of uncertain origin: cf. F. vulgaire. Cf. {Divulge}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to the mass, or multitude, of people; common; general; ordinary; public; hence, in general use; vernacular. ``As common as any the most vulgar thing to sense. '' -- Shak. [1913 Webster]

Things vulgar, and well-weighed, scarce worth the praise. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

It might be more useful to the English reader . . . to write in our vulgar language. --Bp. Fell. [1913 Webster]

The mechanical process of multiplying books had brought the New Testament in the vulgar tongue within the reach of every class. --Bancroft. [1913 Webster]

2. Belonging or relating to the common people, as distinguished from the cultivated or educated; pertaining to common life; plebeian; not select or distinguished; hence, sometimes, of little or no value. ``Like the vulgar sort of market men.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Men who have passed all their time in low and vulgar life. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

In reading an account of a battle, we follow the hero with our whole attention, but seldom reflect on the vulgar heaps of slaughter. --Rambler. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence, lacking cultivation or refinement; rustic; boorish; also, offensive to good taste or refined feelings; low; coarse; mean; base; as, vulgar men, minds, language, or manners. [1913 Webster]

Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Vulgar fraction}. (Arith.) See under {Fraction}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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