American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make an indirect reference: The candidate alluded to the recent war by saying, "We've all made sacrifices.”
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To play with or make game of.
- To compare.
- To make an allusion; refer casually or indirectly: with to (formerly also unto).
- To pun; have a punning reference. Synonyms Advert, Refer, Allude, etc. See
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To refer to something indirectly or by suggestion; to have reference to a subject not specifically and plainly mentioned; -- followed by
- v. obsolete To compare allusively; to refer (something) as applicable.
- v. make a more or less disguised reference to
- From Middle French alluder, from Latin alludere ("to play with or allude"), from ad + ludere ("to play"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin allūdere, to play with : ad-, ad- + lūdere, to play (from lūdus, game; see leid- in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Could the title allude, Raveh wonders, to an ink fountain, the means by which Izzy creates her own slice of immortality, the completion of which she leaves to Tom?”
“Documented proof to which you allude is not being produced, therefore your words have little meaning.”
“In connexion with politeness, I would again allude to the great importance of habits of observation.”
“The power of that species of poetry to which we allude is now greatly increased also, at least in extent of operation, by the admission among the number of judges, of so great a mass of half-educated persons, to whom the story is every thing, and the poetry almost nothing.”
“Sort of off-topic, but I believe the word you're looking for in the last sentence of this piece is "allude" -- ninjas elude, writers allude.”
“Her title of Princesse du Sang Royal de France was suppressed (February 7th, 1737) by an arret of the parliament of Paris.] 79 The singular anecdote to which I allude is related in the Recueil des Pieces interessantes et peu connues, (Maestricht, 1786, in 4 vols. 12mo.;) and the unknown editor quotes his author, who had received it from Helene de Courtenay, marquise de Beaufremont.]”
“I did kind of allude to the whole Warboy thing in the title discussion?”
“Most of the comments i''ve read thus far are perpetuating the very thing they "allude" to despising and yet it is The continued self defeating attitudes that this is where it is.”
“She doesn't "allude" to anything; she spells it out with sourced quotes from the horse's mouth.”
“And actually, what they say on their Web site, they almost kind of allude to that, that you should be careful.”
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