Definition of Anecdote

1. Noun. Short account of an incident (especially a biographical one).

Generic synonyms: Account, Report
Derivative terms: Anecdotal, Anecdotic, Anecdotical, Anecdotist

Definition of Anecdote

1. n. Unpublished narratives.

Definition of Anecdote

1. Noun. A short account of an incident, often humorous. ¹

2. Noun. An account which supports an argument, but which is not supported by scientific or statistical analysis. ¹

3. Noun. A previously untold secret account of an incident. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Anecdote

1. a brief story [n -DOTES or -DOTA]

Medical Definition of Anecdote

1. 1. Unpublished narratives. 2. A particular or detached incident or fact of an interesting nature; a biographical incident or fragment; a single passage of private life. Origin: F. Anecdote, fr. Gr. Not published; priv. + given out, to give out, to publish; out + to give. See Dose. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anecdote

anears
anearst
aneath
anecdata
anecdota
anecdotae
anecdotage
anecdotages
anecdotal
anecdotal evidence
anecdotalism
anecdotalisms
anecdotalist
anecdotalists
anecdotally
anecdote (current term)
anecdotes
anecdotic
anecdotical
anecdotically
anecdotist
anecdotists
anecdotive
anecdoton
anecdotum
anechoic
anechoic chamber
anecic
anecophyte
anecophytes

Literary usage of Anecdote

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1. The Columbia River: Or, Scenes and Adventures During a Residence of Six by Ross Cox (1831)
"Sketches of the Canadian Voyageurs—anecdote of La Libert^ —The Freemen, or Trappers—The Half-breeds—anecdote —Retired Partners —Josephine—Franchise—Amusing ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1885)
"... of this anecdote, her goodwill towards Raleigh endured to the last. ... to which, according to an apocryphal anecdote, she is moreover said to have ..."

3. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1855)
"188. Query, Have any of the inquirers after the author consulted these Minutes? JM Woburn Abbey. anecdote of Canning.—During the time when the Right Hon. ..."

4. Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1905)
"... Administration of Justice — Judicial Corruption — Prejudices against Americans — Partiality for the English — anecdote of Governor Armijo and a Trapper ..."

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