Definitions for bywordˈbaɪˌwɜrd

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. proverb, adage, saw, byword(noun)

    a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people

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  1. byword(Noun)

    a proverb or proverbial expression, common saying; a frequently used word or phrase

  2. byword(Noun)

    a person who, or a thing that represents something with specified characteristics, byspel

  3. byword(Noun)

    an object of notoriety or interest

  4. byword(Noun)

    a nickname or epithet

  5. byword(Noun)

    an object of scorn or derision

  6. Origin: From byworde, from biword, biwyrde, from bi- + word; probably a translation of proverbium. Compare also piwurti, bispel, bicwide. More at byspel.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Byword(noun)

    a common saying; a proverb; a saying that has a general currency

  2. Byword(noun)

    the object of a contemptuous saying


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