from The Century Dictionary.

  • Metaphorical; not literal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Passed along; handed down; transmitted.
  • adjective Metaphorical; figurative; not literal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective transferred
  • adjective of words or phrases metaphorical
  • adjective passed down; transmitted from one to another
  • adjective obsolete passed around; common

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having been passed along from generation to generation


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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  • But not to mention that he is so called (we conceive) in reference to the places whence rather than the places where he was delivered, -- for by either birth he may probably be challenged for a Theban, -- in a strict way of speaking, he was a _filius femoris_ by no means in the same sense as he had been before a _filius alvi_, for that latter was but a secondary and tralatitious way of being born, and he but a denizen of the second house of his geniture.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 72, October, 1863 Various


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    September 8, 2010

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    September 8, 2010

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    September 8, 2010