HyperDic: literal

English > 5 senses of the word literal:
ADJECTIVEallliteral, actual, genuine, realbeing or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something
allliteralwithout interpretation or embellishment
allliterallimited to the explicit meaning / meaning of a word or text
allliteralavoiding embellishment or exaggeration (used for emphasis)
NOUNcommunicationliteral, misprint, erratum, typographical error, typo, literal errora mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind
literal > pronunciation
Soundslih'terahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > literal: 5 senses > adjective 1
MeaningBeing or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something.
Example "a literal solitude like a desert"- G.K.Chesterton
Synonymsactual, genuine, real
Broadertrueconsistent with fact or reality
Spanishauténtico, genuino, real
Catalanautèntic, genuí, real
Nounsliteralnessadhereing to the concrete construal of something
English > literal: 5 senses > adjective 2
MeaningWithout interpretation or embellishment.
Example"a literal depiction of the scene before him"
Broaderexactmarked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact
Spanishliteral
Catalanliteral
Nounsliteralnessadhereing to the concrete construal of something
English > literal: 5 senses > adjective 3
MeaningLimited to the explicit meaning / meaning of a word or text.
Example"a literal translation"
Narrowerdenotative, explicitIn accordance with fact or the primary meaning / meaning of a term
See alsoexactmarked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact
unrhetoricalnot rhetorical
Oppositefigurative, nonliteral(used of the meanings of words or text) not literal
Spanishliteral
Catalanliteral
Nounsliteralnessadhereing to the concrete construal of something
Adverbsliterallyin a literal sense
English > literal: 5 senses > adjective 4
MeaningAvoiding embellishment or exaggeration (used for emphasis).
Example"it's the literal truth"
Broaderplainnot elaborate or elaborated
Spanishpuro
Catalanpur
English > literal: 5 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind.
Synonymsmisprint, erratum, typographical error, typo, literal error
Broadererror, mistakePart of a statement that is not correct
Spanisherrata, erratum, error de imprenta, error tipográfico, gazapo, literal
Catalanerrata, error d'impremta, literal

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