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Phrase meaning

phrase - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. A brief expression, sometimes a single word, but usually two or more words forming an expression by themselves, or being a portion of a sentence; as, an adverbial phrase.
  2. 2. A short, pithy expression; especially, one which is often employed; a peculiar or idiomatic turn of speech; as, to err is human.
  3. 3. A mode or form of speech; the manner or style in which any one expreses himself; diction; expression.
  4. 4. To express in words, or in peculiar words; to call; to style.
  5. 5. To use proper or fine phrases.
  6. 6. To group notes into phrases; as, he phrases well. See Phrase, n., 4.
  7. 7. Part of a sentence; short expression; form of speech.

phrase - examples of usage

  1. I would catch a phrase: " The fate of woman!" - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  2. I do not 'make up, ' as your phrase is, anything. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  3. That was the phrase his mind used, and we know quite well what it meant. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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