adjective see polysemous

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • polysemic — adj. Describes a word that has multiple meanings. Example Citation: The polysemic champion must be set . Superficially it seems like a wholly unseeming monosyllable, the verbal equivalent of a single celled organism. Yet it has 58 uses as a noun …   New words

  • polysemic — adjective Having a number of meanings, interpretations or understandings. Syn: polysemantic, polysemous Ant: monosemous See Also: polyseme, polysemy …   Wiktionary

  • polysemic — poly·semic …   English syllables

  • polysemic — ˌ adjective Etymology: polysemy + ic (I) : having many meanings : polysemous …   Useful english dictionary

  • pol|y|se|mous — «POL ee SEE muhs», adjective. = polysemic. (Cf. ↑polysemic) …   Useful english dictionary

  • polysemous — or polysemic adjective Etymology: Late Latin polysemus, from Greek polysēmos, from poly + sēma sign Date: 1884 having multiple meanings • polysemy noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Paradigm — For other uses, see Paradigm (disambiguation). The word paradigm (  /ˈpær …   Wikipedia

  • Vajra — See Vajra (Macross Frontier) for the fictional alien race. A Viś …   Wikipedia

  • Països Catalans — The Catalan term Països Catalans (often translated into English as Catalan Countries ) refers to the territories of Catalan language. [ [http://www.grec.cat/cgibin/hecangcl.pgm?NDCHEC=0048266 PGMORI=E The Catalan Countries] . Grup Enciclopèdia… …   Wikipedia

  • Dharmakaya — The Dharmakāya (lit. Truth Body or Reality Body) is a central concept in Mahayana Buddhism forming part of the Trikaya doctrine that was first expounded in the Saddharma Pundarika Sutra (The Lotus Sutra), composed in the first century BCE. It… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

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