American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of cipher.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See cipher.
GNU Webster's 1913
- See cipher.
- n. a message written in a secret code
- n. a secret method of writing
- v. make a mathematical calculation or computation
- n. a person of no influence
- v. convert ordinary language into code
- n. a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number
- n. a quantity of no importance
“My conclusion - apart from my long held one that this Brownose cypher is about the most overpromted politician in British history I can think of (still astonishingly Labour's UK General election coordinator and Minister for Overseas Development) - he (they) would do it all again, - the exact same were they ever given another chance.”
“The human cypher is trying to work in "Rubberstamp Reichert" into her campaign sound bites.”
“At that time, of course, we could not employ American radio operators as many of the messages had to be transmitted in cypher which only British personnel were allowed to handle since the Americans belonged to a neutral country.”
“Page 52 from Richmond to Canada, midnight interviews lurking spies, correspondence in cypher; a conspiracy against his life has long been maturing, in minds capable of such things, and finally the day is named, the place is appointed, and the parts of the bloody drama all distributed.”
“On examination of the evidence offered to the grand jury, the celebrated letter of Burr to Wilkinson, in cypher, which is herewith given, was laid before them by the General, who attended before them as a witness.”
“She had put these seeds into a little purse, the tissue of which was exceedingly simple; but which appeared above all price to Paul, when he saw on it a P and a V entwined together, and knew that the beautiful hair which formed the cypher was the hair of Virginia.”
“William, 26, choose a red cypher, which is the same color used by his father and grandmother.”
“It is probably true," said Sir Francis, without looking up from his letters; "I have come across the same kind of cypher, at least once before.”
“Having understood that you are skilled in deciphering any kind of cypher I have taken the liberty of sending you the above, with the request that you will send me its meaning when found out -- I am confident it contains some hidden meaning -- If you will bestow it some little attention I shall be greatly obliged as it is an exact copy of a paper in my possession --”
“If we had this Province we'd go to work and 'cypher' right off.”
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