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Princeton's WordNet

  1. allude, touch, advertverb

    make a more or less disguised reference to

    "He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"


  1. alludeverb

    To refer to something indirectly or by suggestion

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alludeverb

    to refer to something indirectly or by suggestion; to have reference to a subject not specifically and plainly mentioned; -- followed by to; as, the story alludes to a recent transaction

  2. Alludeverb

    to compare allusively; to refer (something) as applicable

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Allude

    al-lūd′, v.i. to mention slightly, or convey an indirect reference to, in passing: to refer to.—n. Allū′sion, an indirect reference.—adj. Allus′ive, alluding to: hinting at: referring to indirectly.—adv. Allus′ively.—Allusive arms (her.), also canting or punning arms, and armes parlantes, those in which the charges convey reference to the bearer's name or title, as the column of the Colonna family, the Vele calf (O. Fr. veël, a calf), the Arundel martlets (O. Fr. arondel, a young swallow). [L. alludĕread, at, ludĕre, lusum, to play.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of allude in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of allude in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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