Definition of in every sense of the word
- The book is a classic in every sense of the word.
: being each individual or part of a group without exception
: being each in a series or succession
: being all taken severally
: a meaning conveyed or intended : import, signification
: the faculty of perceiving by means of sense organs
: a specialized function or mechanism (such as sight, hearing, smell, taste, or touch) by which an animal receives and responds to external or internal stimuli
: to perceive by the senses (see 1sense 2)
: to be or become conscious of
: grasp, comprehend
: a speech sound or series of speech sounds that symbolizes and communicates a meaning usually without being divisible into smaller units capable of independent use
: the entire set of linguistic forms produced by combining a single base with various inflectional elements without change in the part of speech elements
: a written or printed character or combination of characters representing a spoken word
: to express in words : phrase
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