from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An unbound printed work, usually with a paper cover.
- n. A short essay or treatise, usually on a current topic, published without a binding.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small booklet of printed informational matter, often unbound, having only a paper cover.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A writing; a book.
- n. A small book consisting of a few sheets of printed paper, stitched together, often with a paper cover, but not bound; a short essay or written discussion, usually on a subject of current interest.
- intransitive v. To write a pamphlet or pamphlets.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A manuscript consisting of one sheet or of a few sheets of paper or parchment stitched (or otherwise fastened) together.
- n. A printed work consisting of a few sheets of paper stitched together, but not bound; now, in a restricted technical sense, eight or more pages of printed matter (not exceeding five sheets) stitched or sewed, with or without a thin paper wrapper or cover.
- n. In the sixteenth century, in England, a fascicle comprising a few printed sheets stitched together, containing news-ballads and short poems on popular subjects: also known as a news-book, which developed later into the newspaper.
- n. A short treatise or essay, generally controversial, especially one on some subject of temporary interest which excites public attention at the time of its appearance; a writing intended to publish one's views on a particular question, or to attack the views of another.
- To write a pamphlet or pamphlets.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small book usually having a paper cover
- n. a brief treatise on a subject of interest; published in the form of a booklet
Middle English pamflet, from Medieval Latin pamfletus, from Pamphiletus, diminutive of Pamphilus, amatory Latin poem of the 12th century, from Greek pamphilos, beloved by all : pan-, pan- + philos, beloved.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From New Latin panfletus ("small, unbound treatise") (Wiktionary)