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The Collaborative International Dictionary
Utter \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.]
To put forth or out; to reach out. [Obs.]
How bragly [proudly] it begins to bud, And utter his tender head.
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.
They bring it home, and utter it commonly by the name of Newfoundland fish.
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.
To give public expression to; to disclose; to publish; to speak; to pronounce. ``Sweet as from blest, uttering joy.''
The words I utter Let none think flattery, for they 'll find 'em truth.
And the last words he uttered called me cruel.
Syn: To deliver; give forth; issue; liberate; discharge; pronounce. See Deliver.
Utter \Ut"ter\, a. [OE. utter, originally the same word as outer. See Out, and cf. Outer, Utmost.]
Outer. ``Thine utter eyen.''
--Chaucer. [Obs.] ``By him a shirt and utter mantle laid.''
As doth an hidden moth The inner garment fret, not th' utter touch.
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.
Complete; perfect; total; entire; absolute; as, utter ruin; utter darkness.
They . . . are utter strangers to all those anxious thoughts which disquiet mankind.
Peremptory; unconditional; unqualified; final; as, an utter refusal or denial.
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.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English utera, uterra, "outer, exterior, external," from Proto-Germanic *utizon (cognates: Old Norse utar, Old Frisian uttra, Middle Dutch utere, Dutch uiter-, Old High German uzar, German äußer "outer"), comparative adjective from ut (see out (adv.)). Meaning "complete, total" (i.e. "going to the utmost point") is from early 15c.
"speak, say," c.1400, in part from Middle Dutch uteren or Middle Low German utern "to turn out, show, speak," from uter "outer," comparative adjective from ut "out" (see utter (adj.)); in part from Middle English verb outen "to disclose," from Old English utan "to put out," from ut (see out (v.)). Compare German äussern "to utter, express," from aus "out;" and colloquial phrase out with it "speak up!" Formerly also used as a commercial verb (as release is now). Related: Uttered; uttering.
1 (context now poetic literary English) outer; furthest out, most remote. (from 10th c.) 2 (context obsolete English) outward. (13th–16th c.) 3 absolute, unconditional, total, complete. (from 15th c.) Etymology 2
1 (context transitive English) To say 2 (context transitive English) To use the voice 3 (context transitive English) To make speech sounds which may or may not have an actual language involved 4 (context transitive English) To make (a noise) 5 (context legal transitive English) To put counterfeit money, ''et
'', into circulation Etymology 3
adv. (label en obsolete) Further out; further away, outside.
adj. without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers; "an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a sodding mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing villain"; "utter nonsense" [syn: arrant(a), complete(a), consummate(a), double-dyed(a), everlasting(a), gross(a), perfect(a), pure(a), sodding(a), stark(a), staring(a), thoroughgoing(a), utter(a)]
total; "dead silence"; "utter seriousness" [syn: dead(a), utter(a)]
put into circulation; "utter counterfeit currency"
Utter is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Charlie Utter (1838–1912), American prospector
- Douglas Max Utter (born 1950), American painter
- George H. Utter (1854–1912), Governor of Rhode Island
- Harriet Utter (1816–1882), one of the first Euro-Canadian settlers on what became the site of Arkona, Ontario
- Lauren Utter (born 1985), Artist, Model, and contestant on Cycle 10 of America's Next Top Model
- Robert F. Utter (1930–2014), American jurist
Usage examples of "utter".
Here was my wife, who had secretly aided and abetted her son in his design, and been the recipient of his hopes and fears on the subject, turning to me, who had dared to utter a feeble protest or two only to be scoffed at, and summarily sat upon, asking if the game was really safe.
I spared little time away from that book, and studied in it incessantly the ways and windings of magic, till I could hold communication with Genii, and wield charms to summon them, and utter spells that subdue them, discovering the haunts of talismans that enthral Afrites and are powerful among men.
So therefore, when we are newly passed on, you may find an agnostic or an atheist who passes over expecting nothing but utter finality, and will find themselves surrounded by a wall of darkness built up by their own thoughts.
Everyone stopped speaking to stare agog at the man who had uttered this bizarre snippet.
Broken stone and iron gashed her bare feet as she plunged into the black arch of the gate, but the pain was swallowed in icy fear as thin, aimless winds tugged at heras she sensed, rather than saw, something move in the utter blackness over her head.
Syrinx watched in utter fascination as the two passed within fifty metres of the boat, rocking it alarmingly in their pounding wake.
For one thing, there was a subtle, indefinable sense of limitless antiquity and utter alienage which affected one like a view from the brink of a monstrous abyss of unplumbed blackness - but mostly it was the expression of crazed fear on the puckered, prognathous, half-shielded face.
Sir Alured, when he was uttering this prayer, was thinking of what he had heard of in an Irish land bill, the details of which, however, had been altogether incomprehensible to him.
Then old Amable, vanquished, without uttering a word, climbed back to his loft.
So we both alleged a state of utter repletion, and did not solve the mystery of the contents of the cupboard,--not too luxurious, it may be conjectured, and yet kindly offered, so that we felt there was a moist filament of the social instinct running like a nerve through that exsiccated and almost anhydrous organism.
But though uttered by a Roman cardinal, even such an expression can hardly be termed violent when applied to the synod which established free elections to bishoprics, suppressed the right of bestowing the pallium, of exacting annates and payments to the papal chancery, and which was endeavouring to restore the papacy to evangelical poverty.
The utter implausibility of this woman and her apish companion suddenly appearing on the doomed construction site left the young g-man dumbfounded.
Should a lone air raider fly over Manhattan and drop a single demolition bomb in the blackened hollow where the Argyle Museum was flanked by towering skyscrapers, there would be utter devastation among the priceless antiquities that old Henry had accumulated.
As for their view of pragmatists, a succinct summation was first uttered in frustration by Representative Dick Armey of Texas in the late eighties, when Republicans were the long-standing minority in Congress.
The officer at the telephone, who was still without his call, put down the receiver and stared at Asch in utter astonishment.