What does pamphlet mean?

Definitions for pamphletˈpæm flɪt

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

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pamphlet

    pam′flet, n. a small book consisting of one or more sheets stitched together, but not bound: a short essay on some interesting subject.—n. Pamphleteer′, a writer of pamphlets.—p.adj. Pamphleteer′ing, writing pamphlets.—n. the practice of writing pamphlets. [Ety. dub.; acc. to Skeat, perh. through Fr. from Pamphila, a 1st cent. female writer of epitomes; others suggest Fr. paume, the palm of the hand, and feuillet, a leaf.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pamphlet in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pamphlet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Elizabeth Unaeze:

    There's no pamphlet. There's no guide. I am sure there are no coloring sheets.

  2. Terry Pratchett, Monstrous Regiment:

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

  3. Alexandra Judd:

    Praying for you, at the bottom of receipt. This did not sit well with Judd, the 20-year-old waitress who got stiffed. Judd, who is a lesbian, crossed out the customer’s name and posted the receipt on her Facebook page. I don't care what anyone says, this is the most disrespectful thing you can do, she posted. Don't pray for me darling, I have everything I could possibly want and need in my life. (The post is no longer visible to the public. Judd has either deleted the post or changed her privacy settings.) — SPLC (@splcenter) April 15, 2016 I never expected a hateful gesture like this, Judd told KAUZ. I've had a guest leave me a pamphlet to their church as a tip one time, but I didn't feel as if they were being hateful towards me.

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