indirect+allusion

  • 1 indirect allusion — index innuendo, insinuation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Allusion — Al*lu sion, n. [L. allusio, fr. alludere to allude: cf. F. allusion.] 1. A figurative or symbolical reference. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. A reference to something supposed to be known, but not explicitly mentioned; a covert indication; indirect… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 allusion — [n] indirect reference; hint casual remark, charge, citation, connotation, denotation, figure of speech, implication, imputation, incidental mention, indication, inference, innuendo, insinuation, intimation, mention, play on words, quotation,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 4 allusion — ► NOUN ▪ an indirect reference to something. DERIVATIVES allusive adjective allusively adverb allusiveness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 allusion — [ə lo͞o′zhən, alo͞o′zhən] n. [LL allusio, a playing with < allusus, pp. of alludere: see ALLUDE] 1. the act of alluding 2. an indirect reference; casual mention …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 indirect implication — index insinuation, reference (allusion) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 Allusion — An allusion is a figure of speech that makes a reference or representation of or to a well known person, place, event, literary work, myth, or work of art. M.H. Abrams defined allusion as a brief reference, explicit or indirect, to a person,… …

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  • 8 allusion — allude, allusion 1. To allude to someone or something is to mention them ‘indirectly or covertly’, i.e. without mentioning their name, unlike refer, which means to mention them directly, i.e. by name. So if you refer to Julius Caesar you name him …

    Modern English usage

  • 9 allusion — /euh looh zheuhn/, n. 1. a passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of something, either directly or by implication: an allusion to Shakespeare. 2. the act of alluding. 3. Obs. a metaphor; parable. [1540 50; < LL allusion (s. of… …

    Universalium

  • 10 allusion — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. reference, suggestion, hint, mention. See information, figurative. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. reference, mention, hint, suggestion, inference, quotation, citation, remark, statement, connection,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 11 allusion — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ clear, direct ▪ frequent ▪ indirect, subtle, vague, veiled ▪ She was made uncomfortable by …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 allusion — UK [əˈluːʒ(ə)n] / US [əˈluʒ(ə)n] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms allusion : singular allusion plural allusions formal a statement that refers to something in an indirect way Horvath made an allusion to some problems in his past …

    English dictionary

  • 13 allusion, delusion, elusion, illusion — These words, somewhat alike in sound and spelling, have different meanings and uses. An allusion is an indirect reference or mention: He made an allusion to a character in a TV melodrama. Delusion means a false belief, one usually held as a… …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 14 allusion — [[t]əlu͟ːʒ(ə)n[/t]] allusions N VAR: oft N to n An allusion is an indirect reference to someone or something. This last point was understood to be an allusion to the long standing hostility between the two leaders …

    English dictionary

  • 15 allusion — noun Etymology: Late Latin allusion , allusio, from Latin alludere Date: 1548 1. an implied or indirect reference especially in literature; also the use of such references 2. the act of alluding to or hinting at something • allusive …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 allusion — al|lu|sion [ ə luʒn ] noun count or uncount a statement that refers to something in an indirect way: Horvath made an allusion to some problems in his past …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 allusion — n. (often foll. by to) a reference, esp. a covert, passing, or indirect one. Usage: Often confused with illusion. Etymology: F allusion or LL allusio (as ALLUDE) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 18 indirect — adj. Indirect is used with these nouns: ↑allusion, ↑approach, ↑benefit, ↑cause, ↑channel, ↑consequence, ↑cost, ↑discrimination, ↑effect, ↑election, ↑evidence, ↑ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 allusion — noun /ʌˈlu.ʒən/ An indirect reference; a hint; a reference to something supposed to be known, but not explicitly mentioned; a covert indication. <! material copied from Websters Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) …

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  • 20 allusion —    An indirect reference to something or someone presumed to be familiar to the viewer, in order to increase the effect of an image. A citation. Also see appropriation, audience, meaning, metaphor, perception, and subject …

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