What does utter mean?

Definitions for utter
ˈʌt ərut·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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), unadulteratedadjective

    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"

  2. dead(a), utterverb

    complete

    "came to a dead stop"; "utter seriousness"

  3. express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue toverb

    articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise

    "She expressed her anger"; "He uttered a curse"

  4. utter, emit, let out, let looseverb

    express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

    "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"

  5. talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbaliseverb

    express in speech

    "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"

  6. utterverb

    put into circulation

    "utter counterfeit currency"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Utteradjective

    outer

  2. Utteradjective

    situated on the outside, or extreme limit; remote from the center; outer

  3. Utteradjective

    complete; perfect; total; entire; absolute; as, utter ruin; utter darkness

  4. Utteradjective

    peremptory; unconditional; unqualified; final; as, an utter refusal or denial

  5. Utteradjective

    to put forth or out; to reach out

  6. Utteradjective

    to dispose of in trade; to sell or vend

  7. Utteradjective

    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

  8. Utteradjective

    to give public expression to; to disclose; to publish; to speak; to pronounce

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Utter

    ut′ėr, adj. farthest out: extreme: total: perfect.—adv. Utt′erly.—n. Utt′erness, quality of being extreme. [A.S. útor, outer—út, out.]

  2. Utter

    ut′ėr, v.t. to circulate: to publish abroad: to speak.—adj. Utt′erable, that may be uttered or expressed.—ns. Utt′erableness; Utt′erance, act of uttering: manner of speaking: pronunciation: expression; Utt′erer; Utt′ering, circulation.—adj. Utt′erless, that cannot be uttered in words. [A.S. útian, to put out—út, out.]

Editors Contribution

  1. UTTER

    Short way of saying, "Mutter". (Example; "He uttered something under his breath.)

    Submitted by rinat on December 20, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of utter in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of utter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of utter in a Sentence

  1. from an official Japanese guide for English-speaking drivers, 1936:

    1. At the rise of the hand of the policeman, stop rapidly. Do not pass him or otherwise disrespect him. 2. If pedestrian obstacle your path, tootle horn melodiously. If he continue to obstacle, tootle horn vigorously and utter vocal warning such as "Hi, Hi." [...] 5. Beware of greasy corner where lurk skid demon. Cease step on, approach slowly, round cautiously, resume step on gradually.

  2. John Steinbeck:

    A kind of second childhood falls on so many men. They trade their violence for the promise of a small increase of lifespan, in effect, the head of the house becomes the youngest child. And I have searched myself for this possibility with a kind of horror. For I have always lived violently, drunk hugely, eaten too much or not at all, slept around the clock or missed two nights of sleeping, worked too hard and too long in glory, or slobbed for a time in utter laziness. I’ve lifted, pulled, chopped, climbed, made love with joy and taken my hangovers as a consequence, not as a punishment. I did not want to surrender fierceness for a small gain in yardage.

  3. Marcus Aurelius, Meditations – Book Three:

    One whose chief regard is for his own mind, and for the divinity within him and the service of its goodness, will strike no poses, utter no complaints, and crave neither for solitude nor yet for a crowd. Best of all, his life will be free from continual pursuing and avoiding.

  4. John Ortolano:

    Rep. Mosley’s recklessness, his demeanor and his utter disregard for the safety of the public represent the exact opposite of what the Arizona Fraternal Order of Police looks for in an elected official, potentially lethal speeding isn’t a joke. We will not stand with those who think it’s acceptable or funny to risk the lives of others while behind the wheel of a lethal weapon.

  5. Nigel Farage:

    The reason we've got division in this country ... is many in our establishment far from respecting the (referendum) vote have done everything they can in the last two years to overturn the greatest democratic exercise in the history of our nation, and it is a total and utter disgrace.

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  • نطقArabic
  • абсалю́тныBelarusian
  • dir, pronunciar, balbucejar, emetre, absolut, total, balbotejar, incondicionalCatalan, Valencian
  • pronést, vydat (zvuk), vyřknout, blekotat, dát do oběhu penízeCzech
  • komplet, udtrykke, udstøde, fuldkommen, ytreDanish
  • äußern, ausstoßen, völligGerman
  • eldiriEsperanto
  • emitir, pronunciar, balbucear, total, completoSpanish
  • äärimmäinen, inahtaa, päästää, tuottaa, sanoa, virkkaa, houria, täydellinenFinnish
  • absolu, prononcer, total, émettreFrench
  • utterIrish
  • deargScottish Gaelic
  • पूर्णHindi
  • kiejt, kimond, teljes, megszólalHungarian
  • assoluto, pronunciare, proferire, emettere, esalare, dire, tirare, totale, biascicare, completoItalian
  • מוּחלָטHebrew
  • 発する, 述べるJapanese
  • ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣKannada
  • 전적인Korean
  • effor, proloquor, loquorLatin
  • ytre, fullstendig, utstøte, utstøyte, renNorwegian
  • uiten, zeggen, voortbrengen, produceren, uitbrengenDutch
  • ytre, rein, fullstendigNorwegian Nynorsk
  • mamrotaćPolish
  • falar, pronunciar, emitir, totalmente, dizer, balbuciar, completamentePortuguese
  • издать, издавать, выговаривать, полный, говорить, выговорить, сущий, произносить, произнести, сказатьRussian
  • číry, úplný, totálnySlovak
  • reči, oglasiti se, skrajni, izgovoritiSlovene
  • fullständig, yttra, utstöta, ren, ge tillSwedish
  • முற்றிலும்Tamil
  • по́вний, цілкови́тий, абсолю́тнийUkrainian
  • بالکلUrdu
  • thốt raVietnamese
  • 说出Chinese
  • phimisaZulu

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