Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of refer.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Iran was not referred to the Security Council for Noncompliance yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Iran was not referred to the Security Council for Noncompliance'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: Is the media powerful enough to convince the American public that Iran was “referred” to the UN Security Council for violations to the NPT when, in fact, it wasn’t?'

    Iran was not referred to the Security Council for Noncompliance

  • Originally, the term referred to the rededication of the purified Temple after the Maccabees' stunning military victory.

    The Meaning of Hanukkah

  • A pistole was originally a Spanish 2-escudo gold piece, but by the eighteenth century the term referred in English to any of a number of small gold coins of several European nations, with about the same low value.

    George Washington’s First War

  • The term referred to state laws, which emphasized debtor relief rather than fair treatment of creditors.

    A History of American Law

  • "I've tested the waters in search of blackmouth a term referred to the chinook for their black gumline at Possession Bar, and we've got two fish each trip, but it should be much better," said Gary Krein, owner of All-Star Charters in Everett.

    The Seattle Times

  • Ryuichi Kadowaki, director of Ruby Inc., which specializes in mature-women titles, says that when the company started offering the genre a few years ago, the term referred to actresses in their late 20s, and that last year it was expanded to those in their 70s.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • Ryuichi Kadowaki, director of Ruby Inc., which specializes in mature-women titles, says when the company started offering the genre a few years ago, the term referred to actresses in their late 20s, and last year it was expanded to those in their 70s.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • She boldly offers her interpretation: The word referred to in Ephesians is properly understood as ‘respect,’ not ‘fear.’

    American Grace

  • Before that time the word referred to the 18th century rationalist movement in Europe that strove to understand the world using logic and reason.

    Lewis Richmond: A Cultural History Of The Word 'Enlightenment'

  • But it was a sly vanity; many people assumed the name referred to web pages, not a surname.

    In the Plex

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