literal+sense

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

    Law dictionary

  • 2 literal sense — way in which something was meant to be understood, literal meaning …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 3 literal sense —    This term (from the Latin litera, meaning letter ) refers to a form of biblical interpretation that emphasizes the obvious meaning of words according to the literary genre of the text.    See senses of Scripture …

    Glossary of theological terms

  • 4 literal sense of Scripture —  Буквальное толкование писания …

    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 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 sense — I n. judgment 1) to display, show sense 2) common, good, horse (colloq.) sense 3) a grain of sense 4) the sense to + inf. (they don t have the sense to admit defeat) 5) (misc.) to bring smb. to her/his senses; to come to one s senses; to take… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 literal — [[t]lɪ̱tərəl[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n The literal sense of a word or phrase is its most basic sense. In many cases, the people there are fighting, in a literal sense, for their homes. 2) ADJ: usu ADJ n A literal translation is one in which you… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 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

  • 13 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

  • 14 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

  • 15 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

  • 16 sense — n. & v. n. 1 a any of the special bodily faculties by which sensation is roused (has keen senses; has a dull sense of smell). b sensitiveness of all or any of these. 2 the ability to perceive or feel or to be conscious of the presence or… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 literal — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin litteralis, from Latin, of a letter, from littera letter Date: 14th century 1. a. according with the letter of the scriptures b. adhering to fact or to the ordinary… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 literal — adjective 1) the literal sense of the word dreadful Syn: strict, factual, plain, simple, exact, straightforward; unembellished, undistorted; objective, correct, true, accurate, genuine, authentic Ant …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 literal belief — noun Believing in a statement literally, often referring to Christian belief that the Bible is true, in the literal sense …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 Literal — may refer to:*Literal and figurative language, taken in a non figurative sense. *Literal translation, the close adherence to the forms of a source language text. *Terminal symbol in regular expressions and in descriptions of formal grammars.… …

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