Definitions for pamphletˈpæm flɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. booklet, brochure, folder, leaflet, pamphlet(noun)

    a small book usually having a paper cover

  2. tract, pamphlet(noun)

    a brief treatise on a subject of interest; published in the form of a booklet


  1. pamphlet(Noun)

    A small booklet of printed informational matter, often unbound, having only a paper cover.

  2. Origin: From panfletus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pamphlet(noun)

    a writing; a book

  2. Pamphlet(noun)

    a small book consisting of a few sheets of printed paper, stitched together, often with a paper cover, but not bound; a short essay or written discussion, usually on a subject of current interest

  3. Pamphlet(verb)

    to write a pamphlet or pamphlets

  4. Origin: [OE. pamflet, pamfilet, paunflet, possibly fr. OF. palme the palm of the hand, F. paume (see Palm) + OF. fueillet a leaf, dim. of fueil, m., F. feuille, f., fr. L. folium, pl. folia, thus meaning, a leaf to be held in the hand; or perh. through old French, fr. L. Pamphila, a female historian of the first century who wrote many epitomes; prob., however, fr. OF. Pamflette, the Old French name given to Pamphilus, a poem in Latin verse of the 12th century, pamphlets being named from the popularity of this poem.]


  1. Pamphlet

    A pamphlet is an unbound booklet. It may consist of a single sheet of paper that is printed on both sides and folded in half, in thirds, or in fourths, or it may consist of a few pages that are folded in half and saddle stapled at the crease to make a simple book. In order to count as a pamphlet, UNESCO requires a publication to have "at least 5 but not more than 48 pages exclusive of the cover pages"; a longer item is a book.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Terry Pratchett, Monstrous Regiment:

    [The pamphlet] was very patriotic. That is, it talked about killing foreigners.

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