Definitions for: Utter


[v] articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise; "She expressed her anger"; "He uttered a curse"
[v] express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
[v] express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
[v] put into circulation; of counterfeit currency



Webster (1913) Definition: Ut"ter, a. [OE. utter, originally the same word as
outer. See Out, and cf. Outer, Utmost.]
1. Outer. ``Thine utter eyen.'' --Chaucer. [Obs.] ``By him a
shirt and utter mantle laid.'' --Chapman.

As doth an hidden moth The inner garment fret, not
th' utter touch. --Spenser.

2. Situated on the outside, or extreme limit; remote from the
center; outer. [Obs.]

Through utter and through middle darkness borne.
--Milton.

The very utter part pf Saint Adelmes point is five
miles from Sandwich. --Holinshed.

3. Complete; perfect; total; entire; absolute; as, utter
ruin; utter darkness.

They . . . are utter strangers to all those anxious
thoughts which disquiet mankind. --Atterbury.

4. Peremptory; unconditional; unqualified; final; as, an
utter refusal or denial. --Clarendon.

Utter bar (Law), the whole body of junior barristers. See
Outer bar, under 1st Outer. [Eng.]

Utter barrister (Law), one recently admitted as barrister,
who is accustomed to plead without, or outside, the bar,
as distinguished from the benchers, who are sometimes
permitted to plead within the bar. [Eng.] --Cowell.


Ut"ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Uttered; p. pr. & vb. n.
Uttering.] [OE. outren, freq. of outen to utter, put out,
AS. [=u]tian to put out, eject, fr. [=u]t out. [root]198. See
Out, and cf. Utter, a.]
1. To put forth or out; to reach out. [Obs.]

How bragly [proudly] it begins to bud, And utter his
tender head. --Spenser.

2. To dispose of in trade; to sell or vend. [Obs.]

Such mortal drugs I have, but Mantua's law Is death
to any he that utters them. --Shak.

They bring it home, and utter it commonly by the
name of Newfoundland fish. --Abp. Abbot.

3. 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.

The whole kingdom should continue in a firm
resolution never to receive or utter this fatal
coin. --Swift.

4. To give public expression to; to disclose; to publish; to
speak; to pronounce. ``Sweet as from blest, uttering
joy.'' --Milton.

The words I utter Let none think flattery, for they
'll find 'em truth. --Shak.

And the last words he uttered called me cruel.
--Addison.

Syn: To deliver; give forth; issue; liberate; discharge;
pronounce. See Deliver.

Synonyms: emit, express, give tongue to, let loose, let out, mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize

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