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  • 1 Not Your Kind of People — Not Your Kind of People …

    Википедия

  • 2 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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  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 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 Not in Heaven — (lo ba shamayim hi) is a phrase found in a Biblical verse, Deut 30:12, which encompasses the passage s theme, and takes on additional significance in rabbinic Judaism. In its literal or plain meaning, the verse means that God s commands are not… …

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  • 9 literal — [adj] word for word; exact, real accurate, actual, apparent, authentic, bona fide, close, critical, faithful, genuine, gospel, methodical, natural, not figurative, ordinary, plain, scrupulous, simple, strict, to the letter*, true, undeviating,… …

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  • 10 not give someone the time of day — not give (someone) the time of day to feel unfriendly toward someone. After the way Phyllis talked about me, I wouldn t give her the time of day. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of the time of day (= the time shown on a clock) …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 11 not give the time of day — not give (someone) the time of day to feel unfriendly toward someone. After the way Phyllis talked about me, I wouldn t give her the time of day. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of the time of day (= the time shown on a clock) …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 12 Literal translation — Part of a series on Translation Types Language interpretation …

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  • 13 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

  • 14 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

  • 15 literal — adj. & n. adj. 1 taking words in their usual or primary sense without metaphor or allegory (literal interpretation). 2 following the letter, text, or exact or original words (literal translation; a literal transcript). 3 (in full literal minded)… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 16 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

  • 17 Literal (mathematical logic) — In mathematical logic, a literal is an atomic formula (atom) or its negation. The definition mostly appears in proof theory (of classical logic), e.g. in conjunctive normal form and the method of resolution. Literals can be divided into two types …

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  • 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… …

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  • 19 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

  • 20 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


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