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Meaning of PAMPHLET

Pronunciation:  'pamflit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a brief treatise on a subject of interest; published in the form of a booklet
  2. [n]  a small book usually having a paper cover
 

PAMPHLET is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: booklet, brochure, folder, leaflet, tract
 
 See Also: blue book, book, ticket book, treatise

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pam"phlet\, n. [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. A writing; a book. --Testament of love.
    
             Sir Thomas More in his pamphlet of Richard the
             Third.                                --Ascham.
    
    2. 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.
    
    
    
    
  2. \Pam"phlet\, v. i.
    To write a pamphlet or pamphlets. [R.] --Howell.
    
    
 
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 Related Terms: ad, advert, advertisement, bill, booklet, brochure, bulletin, chapbook, circular, comic book, essay, flyer, folder, handbill, hand-out, leaflet, notice, tract
 

 

 

 

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