Literal+meaning

  • 1 literal meaning — index connotation, content (meaning) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 literal meaning — meaning according to the exact words (as opposed to an implied meaning) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 3 literal meaning — Synonyms and related words: affective meaning, bearing, coloring, connotation, consequence, denotation, drift, effect, essence, extension, force, gist, grammatical meaning, idea, impact, implication, import, intension, lexical meaning, meaning,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 4 literal meaning —  Буквальное значение …

    Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • 5 Literal and figurative language — Literal and Figurative Languages have been divided into two separate classes by more traditional systems for analyzing language. In short, literal language refers to facts without any exaggerations or alterations of the subject at hand while… …

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  • 6 literal — [lit′ər əl] adj. [ME litterall < MFr litteral < LL litteralis < L littera, LETTER1] 1. of, involving, or expressed by a letter or letters of the alphabet [literal notation] 2. following or representing the exact words of the original;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 literal - literary - literate — ◊ literal The literal meaning of a word is its most basic meaning. She was older than I was, and not only in the literal sense. Tristan s first words were Tykki Dyw, Cornish for butterfly. Its literal meaning is beautiful little thing of God . ◊… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 8 Literal — Lit er*al (l[i^]t [ e]r*al), a. [F. lit[ e]ral, litt[ e]ral, L. litteralis, literalis, fr. littera, litera, a letter. See {Letter}.] 1. According to the letter or verbal expression; real; not figurative or metaphorical; as, the literal meaning of …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Literal contract — Literal Lit er*al (l[i^]t [ e]r*al), a. [F. lit[ e]ral, litt[ e]ral, L. litteralis, literalis, fr. littera, litera, a letter. See {Letter}.] 1. According to the letter or verbal expression; real; not figurative or metaphorical; as, the literal… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 Literal equation — Literal Lit er*al (l[i^]t [ e]r*al), a. [F. lit[ e]ral, litt[ e]ral, L. litteralis, literalis, fr. littera, litera, a letter. See {Letter}.] 1. According to the letter or verbal expression; real; not figurative or metaphorical; as, the literal… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 Literal — Lit er*al, n. Literal meaning. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 literal — 1 adjective 1 the literal meaning of a word or expression is its basic or original meaning: literal meaning/sense/interpretation etc: A trade war is not a war in the literal sense. compare figurative (1) 2 literal translation a translation that… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 Meaning — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Idea to be conveyed. >Thing signified. < N PARAG:Meaning >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 meaning meaning Sgm: N 1 signification signification significance Sgm: N 1 sense sense expression Sgm: N 1 import import …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 meaning — meaningly, adv. meaningness, n. /mee ning/, n. 1. what is intended to be, or actually is, expressed or indicated; signification; import: the three meanings of a word. 2. the end, purpose, or significance of something: What is the meaning of life? …

    Universalium

  • 15 literal — lit|e|ral [ˈlıtərəl] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: Medieval Latin literalis, from Latin littera; LETTER1] 1.) the literal meaning of a word or expression is its basic or original meaning →↑figurative literal meaning/sense/interpretation …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 literal — I UK [ˈlɪt(ə)rəl] / US adjective * 1) the literal meaning of a word is its most basic meaning He is clearly not using the word dead in its literal sense. See: figurative 2) a literal translation is one in which each word is translated separately… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 literal — lit|er|al [ lıt(ə)rəl ] adjective * 1. ) the literal meaning of a word is its most basic meaning: He is clearly not using the word dead in its literal sense. ─ compare FIGURATIVE 2. ) a literal translation is one in which each word is translated… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 literal — literalness, n. /lit euhr euhl/, adj. 1. in accordance with, involving, or being the primary or strict meaning of the word or words; not figurative or metaphorical: the literal meaning of a word. 2. following the words of the original very… …

    Universalium

  • 19 literal — /ˈlɪtrəl / (say litruhl), /ˈlɪtərəl / (say lituhruhl) adjective 1. following the letter, or exact words, of the original, as a translation. 2. (of persons) tending to construe words in the strict sense or in an unimaginative way; matter of fact;… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 literal — [ˈlɪt(ə)rəl] adj 1) the literal meaning of a word is its most basic meaning See: figurative 2) a literal translation is one in which each word is translated separately in a way that does not sound natural …

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