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distinguished


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Distinguish  \Dis*tin"guish\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Distinguished};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Distinguishing}.]  [F. 
  distinguer  L.  distinguere  distinctum  di-  =  dis-  + 
  stinguere  to  quench,  extinguish;  prob.  orig.,  to  prick,  and 
  so  akin  to  G.  stechen,  E.  stick,  and  perh.  sting.  Cf 
  {Extinguish}.] 
  1.  Not  set  apart  from  others  by  visible  marks;  to  make 
  distinctive  or  discernible  by  exhibiting  differences;  to 
  mark  off  by  some  characteristic. 
 
  Not  more  distinguished  by  her  purple  vest,  Than  by 
  the  charming  features  of  her  face.  --Dryden. 
 
  Milton  has  distinguished  the  sweetbrier  and  the 
  eglantine.  --Nares. 
 
  2.  To  separate  by  definition  of  terms  or  logical  division  of 
  a  subject  with  regard  to  difference;  as  to  distinguish 
  sounds  into  high  and  low 
 
  Moses  distinguished  the  causes  of  the  flood  into 
  those  that  belong  to  the  heavens,  and  those  that 
  belong  to  the  earth.  --T.  Burnet. 
 
  3.  To  recognize  or  discern  by  marks,  signs,  or  characteristic 
  quality  or  qualities;  to  know  and  discriminate  anything 
  from  other  things  with  which  it  might  be  confounded;  as 
  to  distinguish  the  sound  of  a  drum. 
 
  We  are  enabled  to  distinguish  good  from  evil,  as 
  well  as  truth  from  falsehood.  --Watts. 
 
  Nor  more  can  you  distinguish  of  a  man,  Than  of  his 
  outward  show  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  constitute  a  difference;  to  make  to  differ. 
 
  Who  distinguisheth  thee?  --1  Cor.  iv 
  7.  (Douay 
  version). 
 
  5.  To  separate  from  others  by  a  mark  of  honor;  to  make 
  eminent  or  known  to  confer  distinction  upon  --  with  by 
  or  for.``To  distinguish  themselves  by  means  never  tried 
  before.''  --Johnson. 
 
  Syn:  To  mark;  discriminate;  differentiate;  characterize; 
  discern;  perceive;  signalize;  honor;  glorify. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Distinguished  \Dis*tin"guished\,  a. 
  1.  Marked;  special. 
 
  The  most  distinguished  politeness.  --Mad.  D' 
  Arblay 
 
  2.  Separated  from  others  by  distinct  difference;  having  or 
  indicating,  superiority;  eminent  or  known  illustrious;  -- 
  applied  to  persons  and  deeds. 
 
  Syn:  Marked;  noted;  famous;  conspicuous;  celebrated; 
  transcendent;  eminent;  illustrious;  extraordinary; 
  prominent.  --  {Distinguished},  {Eminent},  {Conspicuous}, 
  {Celebrated},  {Illustrious}.  A  man  is  eminent,  when  he 
  stands  high  as  compared  with  those  around  him 
  conspicuous,  when  he  is  so  elevated  as  to  be  seen  and 
  observed;  distinguished,  when  he  has  something  which 
  makes  him  stand  apart  from  others  in  the  public  view; 
  celebrated,  when  he  is  widely  spoken  of  with  honor  and 
  respect;  illustrious,  when  a  splendor  is  thrown  around 
  him  which  confers  the  highest  dignity. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  distinguished 
  adj  1:  (used  of  persons)  standing  above  others  in  character  or 
  attainment  or  reputation;  "our  distinguished 
  professor";  "an  eminent  scholar";  "a  great  statesman" 
  [syn:  {eminent},  {great}] 
  2:  used  of  a  person's  appearance  or  behavior;  befitting  an 
  eminent  person;  "his  distinguished  bearing";  "the 
  monarch's  imposing  presence";  "she  reigned  in  magisterial 
  beauty"  [syn:  {imposing},  {magisterial}] 
  3:  set  apart  from  other  such  things 




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