What does decipher mean?

Definitions for decipher
dɪˈsaɪ fərde·ci·pher

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word decipher.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. decode, decrypt, decipher(verb)

    convert code into ordinary language

  2. decipher, trace(verb)

    read with difficulty

    "Can you decipher this letter?"; "The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs"

Wiktionary

  1. decipher(Verb)

    To decode or decrypt a code or cipher to plain text.

  2. decipher(Verb)

    To read text that is almost illegible or obscure.

  3. decipher(Verb)

    To find a solution to a problem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Decipher(verb)

    to translate from secret characters or ciphers into intelligible terms; as, to decipher a letter written in secret characters

    Etymology: [Pref. de- + cipher. Formed in imitation of F. dchiffrer. See Cipher.]

  2. Decipher(verb)

    to find out, so as to be able to make known the meaning of; to make out or read, as words badly written or partly obliterated; to detect; to reveal; to unfold

    Etymology: [Pref. de- + cipher. Formed in imitation of F. dchiffrer. See Cipher.]

  3. Decipher(verb)

    to stamp; to detect; to discover

    Etymology: [Pref. de- + cipher. Formed in imitation of F. dchiffrer. See Cipher.]

Freebase

  1. Decipher

    Decipher is a speculative fiction novel by Stel Pavlou, published in 2001 in England by Simon and Schuster and 2002 in the United States by St. Martin's Press. It is published in many languages with some significant title changes. The Italian and Russian editions have the title Il codice di Atlantide, while the German edition is called Code Zero. The novel is about a fictional linguist, Richard Scott, and an assembled team of specialists who are in a race against time to crack a code found on ancient monuments around the world before an impending cataclysm predicted in mythology can strike. The story centers on the ancient city of Atlantis and features other mythical sites such as the Hall of Records. Decipher was longlisted in the UK for the W.H. Smith Best New Talent Award 2002.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Decipher

    de-sī′fėr, v.t. to uncipher or read secret writing: to make out what is unintelligible or obscure: to reveal.—adj. Deci′pherable.—n. Deci′pherment. [L. de, neg. and cipher.]

How to pronounce decipher?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say decipher in sign language?

  1. decipher

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of decipher in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of decipher in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of decipher in a Sentence

  1. Douglas Van Daele:

    Part of their reluctance was in allowing patients to view their records, diagnostics and medical information that they may not initially know how to decipher, another was in giving patients the ability to contact their doctors directly.

  2. Roger Kay:

    National Security Administration people that I've spoken to over the years have bemoaned the rising tide of difficult-to-decipher digital interchange, from voice, encrypted or not, at this point, the bad guys are outrunning the good because there are just too many channels to monitor.

  3. Michael Brudno:

    The problem was that the clinician had to put the data into PhenomeCentral and GeneMatcher and into Decipher in order to find the matches, and this is obviously a waste of clinicians' time. We decided we needed to create a system by which the various matchmakers could talk with each other.

  4. Missy Robertson:

    Were trying to let God take the lead on these things, were trying to decipher between opportunities is this what we need to do that will enhance our family ? And also to shine a light on the blessings that weve received because of the blessing giver. Because of the creator. Because of our Savior. Sometimes we get those things out of whack and they dont really go very well. Robertson continued :.

  5. Lydia Child:

    Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of the character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.

Images & Illustrations of decipher

  1. decipherdecipherdecipherdecipherdecipher

Popularity rank by frequency of use

decipher#10000#31903#100000

Translations for decipher

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for decipher »

Translation

Find a translation for the decipher definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these decipher definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"decipher." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 3 Jul 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/decipher>.

Are we missing a good definition for decipher? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for decipher:


Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.