Definition of Misdefine

1. [v -FINED, -FINING, -FINES]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Misdefine

misdealers
misdealing
misdeals
misdealt
misdeed
misdeeds
misdeem
misdeemed
misdeeming
misdeems
misdefend
misdefended
misdefending
misdefends
misdefense
misdefine (current term)
misdefined
misdefines
misdefining
misdeliver
misdemean
misdemeanant
misdemeanants
misdemeaned
misdemeaning
misdemeanor
misdemeanors
misdemeanour
misdemeanours
misdemeans

Literary usage of Misdefine

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1. A Dictionary of Lowland Scotch: With an Introductory Chapter Onthe Poetry by Charles Mackay (1888)
"Most English dictionaries misdefine this word, which has two different significations: one as a noun, the other as an adjective. ..."

2. The Idea of God: Historical, Critical, Constructive by Clarence Augustine Beckwith (1922)
"To which Matthew Arnold, wholly agreeing, adds: "God's wisdom and God's goodness —Ay, but fools misdefine these till God knows them no more. ..."

3. Potter's American Monthly (1877)
"... significations of the term effigy—one who knew better than so to misdefine the term, and yet not blessed with an antiquarian eye-glass for his art- eye, ..."

4. The Idea of God: Historical, Critical, Constructive by Clarence Augustine Beckwith (1922)
"To which Matthew Arnold, wholly agreeing, adds: "God's wisdom and God's goodness —Ay, but fools misdefine these till God knows them no more. ..."

5. Paths to Power: Central Church Sermons by Frank Wakeley Gunsaulus (1905)
"Ay, but fools misdefine these till God knows them no more. Wisdom and goodness, they are God !—what schools "Have yet so much as heard this simpler lore? ..."

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