HyperDic: civil

English > 6 senses of the word civil:
ADJECTIVEallcivilapplying to ordinary citizens as contrasted with the military
allcivil, politenot rude
pertcivilof or occurring within the state / state or between or among citizens of the state
pertcivil, civicof or relating to or befitting citizens as individuals
allcivil(of divisions of time) legally recognized in ordinary affairs of life
allcivilof or in a condition of social order
civil > pronunciation
Soundssih'vahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > civil: 6 senses > adjective 1
Meaningapplying to ordinary citizens as contrasted with the military.
Example"civil authorities"
Broadercivilianassociated with civil life or performed by persons who are not active members of the military
Spanishcivil
Catalancivil
English > civil: 6 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others.
Example"even if he didn't like them he should have been civil"- W.S. Maugham
Synonympolite
Attribute ofcivilityformal or perfunctory politeness
Oppositeuncivil, rudelacking civility or good manners
Spanishcívico, correcto, cortés, cumplido, educado
Catalancívic, correcte, cortès, educat
Nounscivilitythe act of showing regard for others
civilityformal or perfunctory politeness
Adverbscivillyin a civil manner
English > civil: 6 senses > adjective 3, pert
MeaningOf or occurring within the state / state or between or among citizens of the state.
Examples
  • "civil affairs"
  • "civil strife"
  • "civil disobedience"
  • "civil branches of government"
Spanishcivil
Catalancivil
Nounsstatea politically organized body of people under a single government
English > civil: 6 senses > adjective 4, pert
MeaningOf or relating to or befitting citizens as individuals.
Examples
  • "civil rights"
  • "civil liberty"
Synonymcivic
Spanishcívico, civil
Catalancívic, civil
Nounscitizena native or naturalized member of a state or other political community
English > civil: 6 senses > adjective 5
Meaning(of divisions of time) legally recognized in ordinary affairs of life.
Examples
  • "the civil calendar"
  • "a civil day begins at mean midnight"
Oppositesidereal(of divisions of time) determined by daily motion of the stars
English > civil: 6 senses > adjective 6
MeaningOf or in a condition of social order.
Example"civil peoples"
Broadercivilized, civilisedHaving a high state of culture and development both social and technological
Spanishcivil
Catalancivil

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