Asked in Definitions, Synonyms and Antonyms
What do you called a word or a phase that doesn't describe literally of its meaning?
Is the word you are looking for -metaphorically- ? Like the phrase: "Metaphorically speaking bla bla bla..." contrary to the phrase "literally speaking" ...
Asked in Idioms, Cliches, and Slang
What is the meaning of this idiom By word of mouth?
"By word of mouth" means that news, information, or gossip is being spread not by print but by people speaking to each other. ...
Asked in French Language and Culture
Which word comes from a French word meaning short?
You may be thinking of 'curt', which is used to describe a short and abrupt way of speaking. It derives from the French 'court'. ...
Asked in Latin to English, English to Latin
Which English word used to describe a stage of childhood is derived from the Latin word meaning 'speechless'?
the English word "infant" comes from the Latin in and fare and literally means "not speaking" ...
Asked in Word Games, Parts of Speech
A word or part of a word?
A word comprised of three main parts: 1. Prefix- added to the beginning of a root word. Adds additional meaning to the root and often will change/alter the meaning of the root. 2. Root- the original word without a prefix or suffix. Generically speaking, a simple word. 3. Suffix- added to the end of a root word. Adds additional meaning to the root and often will change/alter the meaning of the root. ...
Asked in Cancer
From where does the word neoplastic derive?
The word neoplastic is derived from a Greek word. Neo, meaning new, and plasia meaning growth or tissue. Neoplasia means new growth, mainly used in terms when speaking about cancer. Neoplastic Tumor can be either benign or malignant. ...
What is the meaning of the word meaning?
'MEANING' in other words can be the 'vocabulary' of a word or the 'essence' of the word as to what the word precisely means. OR meaning is the meaning of meaning what you just said meaning ...
Asked in Religion & Spirituality
Why do some people speaking in tongues produce the same sounds and words?
Glossolalia or speaking in tongues is explained as the fluid vocalising of speech-like syllables that lack any readily comprehended meaning. In other words, when 'speaking in tongues', the speaker is simply exercising the vocal chords and producing word-like sounds that have no meaning. It is used for effect, not for communication. ...