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See also: Utter
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈʌtə/, [ˈɐtə]
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈʌtɚ/, [ˈʌɾɚ]
Audio (US) (file)
- Rhymes: -ʌtə(ɹ)
utter (not comparable)
- (now poetic, literary) Outer; furthest out, most remote. [from 10th c.]
- 1614–1615, Homer, “The Sixth Book of Homer’s Odysseys”, in Geo[rge] Chapman, transl., Homer’s Odysses. […], London: […] Rich[ard] Field [and William Jaggard], for Nathaniell Butter, published 1615, OCLC 1002865976; republished in The Odysseys of Homer, […], volume I, London: John Russell Smith, […], 1857, OCLC 987451380, line 342, page 144:
- By him a shirt and utter mantle laid, […]
- (obsolete) Outward. [13th–16th c.]
- 1526, [William Tyndale, transl.], The Newe Testamẽt […] (Tyndale Bible), [Worms, Germany: Peter Schöffer], OCLC 762018299, Matthew :, folio xxxiij, recto:
- Wo be to you ſcrybꝭ / ãd phariſes ypocritꝭ / for ye make clene the vtter ſide off the cuppe / and off the platter: but with in they are full of brybery and exceſſe.
- Absolute, unconditional, total, complete. [from 15th c.]
- utter ruin; utter darkness
- 1708, Francis Atterbury, Fourteen Sermons Preach'd on Several Occasions : Preface
- They […] are utter strangers to all those anxious […] thoughts which […] disquiet mankind.
- see also Thesaurus:total
- (transitive) To produce (speech or other sounds) with one's voice.
- 1748, Tobias Smollett, The Adventures of Roderick Random, London: J. Osborn, Volume 2, Chapter 50, p. 156,
- […] he made no other reply, for some time, than lifting up his eyes, clasping his hands, and uttering a hollow groan.
- 1997, Don DeLillo, Underworld: A Novel, New York, N.Y.: Scribner Classics, →ISBN, page 543:
- I wanted to look up velleity and quotidian and memorize the fuckers for all time, spell them, learn them, pronounce them syllable by syllable—vocalize, phonate, utter the sounds, say the words for all they're worth.
- (transitive) To reveal or express (an idea, thought, desire, etc.) with speech.
- 1749, Henry Fielding, “The Trial of Partridge, the Schoolmaster, for Incontinency; The Evidence of his Wife; A short Reflection on the Wisdom of our Law; with other grave Matters, which those will like best who understand them most”, in The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, volume I, London: A[ndrew] Millar […], OCLC 928184292, book II, page 118:
- […] tho’ a few odd Fellows will utter their own Sentiments in all Places, yet much the greater Part of Mankind have enough of the Courtier to accommodate their Converſation to the Taſte and Inclination of their Superiors.
- 1871, George Eliot, Middlemarch, Edinburgh: William Blackwood, Volume 4, Part 2, Book 8, Chapter 83, p. 323,
- Each had been full of thoughts which neither of them could begin to utter.
- 1959, Muriel Spark, Memento Mori, New York: Time, 1964, Chapter , p. 213,
- “Your master,” he declared, “has uttered a damnable lie about a dead friend of mine.”
- 1995, Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance, Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, Part 11, p. 528,
- “Don’t worry about me,” he uttered with minimum lip movement.
- (transitive, figuratively) To produce (a noise) (of an inanimate object).
- (transitive, obsolete) To spit or blow (something) out of one's mouth.
- 1819 June 23, Geoffrey Crayon [pseudonym; Washington Irving], “Rip Van Winkle”, in The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., number I, New York, N.Y.: […] C. S. Van Winkle, […], OCLC 1090970992, pages 82–83:
- He looked in vain for the sage Nicholas Vedder, with his broad face, double chin, and fair long pipe, uttering clouds of tobacco smoke instead of idle speeches;
- 1821, Charles Lamb, “The Old Benchers of the Inner Temple” in The London Magazine, Volume 4, No. 21, September 1821, p. 280,
- Four little winged marble boys used to play their virgin fancies, spouting out ever fresh streams from their innocent-wanton lips, in the square of Lincoln’s-inn […] Are the stiff-wigged living figures, that still flitter and chatter about that area, less gothic in appearance? or, is the splutter of their hot rhetoric one half so refreshing and innocent, as the little cool playful streams those exploded cherubs uttered?
- (transitive, obsolete) To emit or give off (breath).
- (transitive, archaic) To shed (a tear or tears).
- (transitive, obsolete) To offer (something) for sale; to sell.
- 1577, Raphaell Holinshed, “The Historie of Irelande […]”, in The Firste Volume of the Chronicles of England, Scotlande, and Irelande […], volume I, London: […] [Henry Bynneman] for Iohn Hunne, OCLC 55195564, page 19:
- […] certayne Merchants […] obteyned licence ſafely to arriue here in Ireland with their wares, and to vtter the ſame.
- 1605, Francis Bacon, “The Second Booke”, in The Tvvoo Bookes of Francis Bacon. Of the Proficience and Aduancement of Learning, Diuine and Humane, London: […] [Thomas Purfoot and Thomas Creede] for Henrie Tomes, […], OCLC 932932554, folio 71, recto:
- (transitive, law) To put (currency) into circulation.
- Synonym: circulate
- 1564, Proclamation of Elizabeth I of England dated November, 1564, London: Richard Jugge and John Cawood, 1565,
- […] there are […] forrayne peeces of golde, of the like quantitie and fashion (although of lesse value) lyke to an Englyshe Angell, brought hyther, and here vttered and payde for ten shyllynges of syluer, beyng for they lacke of wayght, and for the basenesse of the allay, not worth. vii. shillinges, to the great deceite and losse of the subiectes of this her Realme:
- 1735, Jonathan Swift, Drapier’s Letters, Letter 3, in The Works of Jonathan Swift, Dublin: George Faulkner, Volume 4, p. 123,
- There is nothing remaining to preserve us from Ruin, but that the whole Kingdom should continue in a firm determinate Resolution never to receive or utter this FATAL Coin:
- 1842, cited in Supplement to The Jurist, containing a Digest of All the Reported Cases […] published during the year 1842, p. 49,
- If two persons jointly prepare counterfeit coin, and then utter it in different shops, apart from each other, but in concert, and intending to share the proceeds, the utterings of each are the joint utterings of both, and they may be convicted jointly.
- 1914, Section 87G(2), Crimes Act 1914 (Cth)
- A person shall not utter a postage stamp knowing it to be forged.
- 1948, 18 U.S. Code § 486, Uttering coins of gold, silver or other metal
- Whoever, except as authorized by law, makes or utters or passes, or attempts to utter or pass, any coins of gold or silver or other metal, or alloys of metals, intended for use as current money, whether in the resemblance of coins of the United States or of foreign countries, or of original design, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.
- (transitive, obsolete) To show (something that has been hidden); to reveal the identity of (someone).
- (transitive, obsolete) To send or put (something) out.
- 1548, Edward Hall, The Union of the Two Noble and Illustre Famelies of Lancastre [and] Yorke, London: Richard Grafton, Henry VI, year 37,
- 1579, Immeritô [pseudonym; Edmund Spenser], “Marche. Aegloga Tertius.”, in The Shepheardes Calender: […], London: […] Hugh Singleton, […], OCLC 606515406; reprinted as H[einrich] Oskar Sommer, editor, The Shepheardes Calender […], London: John C. Nimmo, […], 1890, OCLC 890162479, folio 8, verso:
put counterfeit money etc. into circulation
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