Definitions for utterˈʌt ər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to give audible, esp. verbal, expression to; speak or pronounce:
unable to utter a word.
to emit (cries, notes, etc.) with the voice:
to utter a sigh.
to give forth (a sound) otherwise than with the voice:
The engine uttered a shriek.
to express by written or printed words.
to make publicly known; publish:
to utter a libel.
to put into circulation, as coins, notes, and esp. counterfeit money or forged checks.
to expel; emit.
Obs. to publish, as a book.
Obs. to sell.
(v.i.)to use the voice to talk, make sounds, etc.; speak.
Origin of utter:
1350–1400; ME outren (see out , -er6); c. G ӓussern to declare
complete; total; absolute:
utter abandonment to grief.
an utter denial.
Origin of utter:
bef. 900; ME; OE uttra, ūtera outer. See out , -er4
arrant(a), complete(a), consummate(a), double-dyed(a), everlasting(a), gross(a), perfect(a), pure(a), sodding(a), stark(a), staring(a), thoroughgoing(a), utter(a), unadulterated(adj)
without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
"an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a sodding mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing villain"; "utter nonsense"; "the unadulterated truth"
"came to a dead stop"; "utter seriousness"
express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue to(verb)
articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise
"She expressed her anger"; "He uttered a curse"
utter, emit, let out, let loose(verb)
express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
"She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise(verb)
express in speech
"She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
put into circulation
"utter counterfeit currency"
situated on the outside, or extreme limit; remote from the center; outer
complete; perfect; total; entire; absolute; as, utter ruin; utter darkness
peremptory; unconditional; unqualified; final; as, an utter refusal or denial
to put forth or out; to reach out
to dispose of in trade; to sell or vend
hence, to put in circulation, as money; to put off, as currency; to cause to pass in trade; -- often used, specifically, of the issue of counterfeit notes or coins, forged or fraudulent documents, and the like; as, to utter coin or bank notes
to give public expression to; to disclose; to publish; to speak; to pronounce
Translations for utter
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
complete or total
There was utter silence; utter darkness.
- كُلّي، مُطْلَق، تامArabic
- completoPortuguese (BR)
- absoluto, totalSpanish
- complet, totalFrench
- alger, fullkominnIcelandic
- completo, totaleItalian
- 완전한, 순전한Korean
- absolūts; pilnīgs; galīgsLatvian
- fullstendig, totalNorwegian
- بشپړه، پوره، ساپټ، بيخي، سوچ بوچ، ټول ټالPashto
- complet, totalRomanian
- fullständig, totalSwedish
- tam anlamıyla, tamTurkish
- 完全的Chinese (Trad.)
- повний, абсолютнийUkrainian
- بالکل، ايک دمUrdu
- hoàn toàn, tuyệt đốiVietnamese
- 完全的Chinese (Simp.)
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