Associations to the word «Utter»


UTTER, adjective. (now poetic) (literary) Outer; furthest out, most remote. [from 10th c.]
UTTER, adjective. (obsolete) Outward. [13th–16th c.]
UTTER, adjective. Absolute, unconditional, total, complete. [from 15th c.]
UTTER, verb. (transitive) To say
UTTER, verb. (transitive) To use the voice
UTTER, verb. (transitive) To make speech sounds which may or may not have an actual language involved
UTTER, verb. (transitive) To make (a noise)
UTTER, verb. (legal) (transitive) To put counterfeit money, etc., into circulation
UTTER, adverb. (obsolete) Further out; further away, outside.

Dictionary definition

UTTER, verb. Articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise; "She expressed her anger"; "He uttered a curse".
UTTER, verb. Express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand".
UTTER, verb. Express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize".
UTTER, verb. Put into circulation; "utter counterfeit currency".
UTTER, adjective. 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"; "the unadulterated truth".
UTTER, adjective. Complete; "came to a dead stop"; "utter seriousness".

Wise words

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
Friedrich Nietzsche