HyperDic: maxim

English > 2 senses of the word maxim / Maxim:
NOUNcommunicationmaxim, axioma saying that is widely accepted on its own merits
person Maxim, Sir Hiram Stevens MaximEnglish inventor (born in the United States) who invented the Maxim gun that was used in World War I (1840-1916)
maxim / Maxim > pronunciation
Soundsmae'ksahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > maxim: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA saying that is widely accepted on its own merits.
Synonymaxiom
Narroweraphorism, apothegm, apophthegmA short / short pithy instructive saying
gnomeA short / short pithy saying expressing a general truth
moralismA moral maxim
Broadersaying, expression, locutionA word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations
Spanishaforismo, axioma, máxima, sentencia
Catalanaxioma, màxima, sentència
English > Maxim: 2 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningEnglish inventor (born in the United States) who invented the Maxim gun that was used in World War I (1840-1916).
SynonymSir Hiram Stevens Maxim
Instance ofinventor, discoverer, artificersomeone who is the first to think of or make something
SpanishSir Hiram Stevens Maxim
CatalanMaxim

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