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Meaning of UTTER

Pronunciation:  'utur

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

UTTER is a 5 letter word that starts with U.


 Synonyms: emit, express, give tongue to, let loose, let out, mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize
 See Also: baa, babble, bark, bay, begin, bellow, bite out, blab, blabber, blaspheme, blat, blate, bleat, blubber, blubber out, blunder out, blurt, blurt out, bray, break into, breathe, bumble, cackle, call, call out, caw, chant, chatter, cheep, chirp, chirr, chirrup, chorus, churr, circulate, clack, clamor, clamour, click, cluck, communicate, coo, croak, cronk, crow, cry, cry out, curse, cuss, deliver, distribute, drone, drone on, drop, echo, ejaculate, enthuse, exclaim, falter, gabble, gargle, generalise, generalize, get off, gibber, give, gobble, groan, growl, grumble, grunt, gulp, gurgel, haw, heave, hee-haw, hem, hiss, holler, hollo, honk, hoot, howl, hurl, imprecate, inflect, intercommunicate, intone, jabber, jaw, lift, lip off, low, marvel, maunder, meow, mew, miaou, miaow, moan, modulate, moo, mouth off, mumble, murmur, mussitate, mutter, nasale, neigh, nicker, oink, open up, outcry, palaver, pant, pass around, pass on, phonate, piffle, pooh-pooh, pour out, prate, prattle, present, quack, rabbit on, raise, rant, rasp, rattle on, rave, read, repeat, represent, roar, rumble, say, scream, shoot one's mouth off, shout, shout out, sibilate, sigh, sing, siss, sizz, slur, snap, snarl, snivel, snort, sough, speak in tongues, speak up, spit, spit out, splutter, spout, sputter, squall, squeal, stammer, state, stutter, swallow, swear, talk about, talk of, tattle, tell, throw, tittle-tattle, troat, troll, trumpet, twaddle, twirp, venture, vocalise, vocalize, vociferate, voice, volley, whicker, whiff, whine, whinny, whirr, whisper, wish, wolf-whistle, wrawl, yack, yack away, yammer, yap away, yell, yowl



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
             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.
  2. \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.
    Syn: To deliver; give forth; issue; liberate; discharge;
         pronounce. See {Deliver}.