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  1  definition  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}. 

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