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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Utter  \Ut"ter\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Uttered};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Uttering}.]  [OE.  outren,  freq.  of  outen  to  utter,  put  out 
  AS  [=u]tian  to  put  out  eject,  fr  [=u]t  out  [root]198.  See 
  {Out},  and  cf  {Utter},  a.] 
  1.  To  put  forth  or  out  to  reach  out  [Obs.] 
  How  bragly  [proudly]  it  begins  to  bud,  And  utter  his 
  tender  head.  --Spenser. 
  2.  To  dispose  of  in  trade  to  sell  or  vend.  [Obs.] 
  Such  mortal  drugs  I  have  but  Mantua's  law  Is  death 
  to  any  he  that  utters  them  --Shak. 
  They  bring  it  home,  and  utter  it  commonly  by  the 
  name  of  Newfoundland  fish.  --Abp.  Abbot. 
  3.  hence  to  put  in  circulation,  as  money;  to  put  off  as 
  currency;  to  cause  to  pass  in  trade  --  often  used 
  specifically,  of  the  issue  of  counterfeit  notes  or  coins, 
  forged  or  fraudulent  documents,  and  the  like  as  to  utter 
  coin  or  bank  notes. 
  The  whole  kingdom  should  continue  in  a  firm 
  resolution  never  to  receive  or  utter  this  fatal 
  coin.  --Swift. 
  4.  To  give  public  expression  to  to  disclose;  to  publish;  to 
  speak;  to  pronounce.  ``Sweet  as  from  blest,  uttering 
  joy.''  --Milton. 
  The  words  I  utter  Let  none  think  flattery,  for  they 
  'll  find  'em  truth.  --Shak. 
  And  the  last  words  he  uttered  called  me  cruel. 
  Syn:  To  deliver;  give  forth;  issue;  liberate;  discharge; 
  pronounce.  See  {Deliver}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Utter  \Ut"ter\,  a.  [OE.  utter,  originally  the  same  word  as 
  outer.  See  {Out},  and  cf  {Outer},  {Utmost}.] 
  1.  Outer.  ``Thine  utter  eyen.''  --Chaucer.  [Obs.]  ``By  him  a 
  shirt  and  utter  mantle  laid.''  --Chapman. 
  As  doth  an  hidden  moth  The  inner  garment  fret,  not 
  th'  utter  touch.  --Spenser. 
  2.  Situated  on  the  outside,  or  extreme  limit;  remote  from  the 
  center;  outer.  [Obs.] 
  Through  utter  and  through  middle  darkness  borne. 
  The  very  utter  part  pf  Saint  Adelmes  point  is  five 
  miles  from  Sandwich.  --Holinshed. 
  3.  Complete;  perfect;  total;  entire;  absolute;  as  utter 
  ruin;  utter  darkness. 
  They  .  .  .  are  utter  strangers  to  all  those  anxious 
  thoughts  which  disquiet  mankind.  --Atterbury. 
  4.  Peremptory;  unconditional;  unqualified;  final;  as  an 
  utter  refusal  or  denial.  --Clarendon. 
  {Utter  bar}  (Law),  the  whole  body  of  junior  barristers.  See 
  {Outer  bar},  under  1st  {Outer}.  [Eng.] 
  {Utter  barrister}  (Law),  one  recently  admitted  as  barrister, 
  who  is  accustomed  to  plead  without  or  outside,  the  bar, 
  as  distinguished  from  the  benchers,  who  are  sometimes 
  permitted  to  plead  within  the  bar.  [Eng.]  --Cowell. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  without  qualification;  used  informally  as  (often  pejorative) 
  intensifiers;  "an  arrant  fool";  "a  complete  coward"; 
  "a  consummate  fool";  "a  double-dyed  villain";  "gross 
  negligence";  "a  perfect  idiot";  "pure  folly";  "what  a 
  sodding  mess";  "stark  staring  mad";  "a  thoroughgoing 
  villain";  "utter  nonsense"  [syn:  {arrant(a)},  {complete(a)}, 
  {consummate(a)},  {double-dyed(a)},  {everlasting(a)}, 
  {gross(a)},  {perfect(a)},  {pure(a)},  {sodding(a)},  {stark(a)}, 
  {staring(a)},  {thoroughgoing(a)},  {utter(a)}] 
  2:  total;  "dead  silence";  "utter  seriousness"  [syn:  {dead(a)}, 
  v  1:  articulate;  either  verbally  or  with  a  cry,  shout,  or  noise; 
  "She  expressed  her  anger";  "He  uttered  a  curse"  [syn:  {express}, 
  {give  tongue  to}] 
  2:  express  audibly;  utter  sounds  (not  necessarily  words);  "She 
  let  out  a  big  heavy  sigh";  "He  uttered  strange  sounds  that 
  nobody  could  understand"  [syn:  {emit},  {let  out},  {let 
  3:  express  in  speech;  "She  talks  a  lot  of  nonsense"  [syn:  {talk}, 
  {speak},  {mouth},  {verbalize}] 
  4:  put  into  circulation;  of  counterfeit  currency 

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