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Meaning of BYWORD

Pronunciation:  'bI`wurd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
 

BYWORD is a 6 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: adage, proverb, saw
 
 See Also: expression, locution, saying

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\By"word`\, n. [AS. b["i]word; b["i], E. by + word.]
1. A common saying; a proverb; a saying that has a general
   currency.

         I knew a wise man that had it for a byword. --Bacon.

2. The object of a contemptuous saying.

         Thou makest us a byword among the heathen. --Ps.
                                               xliv. 14

 
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