Definition of Equivoque

1. n. An ambiguous term; a word susceptible of different significations.



Definition of Equivoque

1. Adjective. (obsolete) Equivocal. ¹

2. Noun. A play on words, a pun. ¹

3. Noun. Ambiguity or double meaning. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Equivoque

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Equivoque

1. 1. An ambiguous term; a word susceptible of different significations. 2. An equivocation; a guibble. Origin: F. Equivoque. See Equivocal. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Equivoque

equivocalness
equivocalnesses
equivocals
equivocate
equivocated
equivocates
equivocating
equivocatingly
equivocation
equivocations
equivocator
equivocators
equivocatory
equivoke
equivokes
equivoque (current term)
equivoques
equivorous
equixially
equol
equus
erabutoxins
eradiate
eradiated
eradiates
eradiating
eradiation
eradicable
eradicant
eradicants

Literary usage of Equivoque

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"Thieve«. equivoque on the word Nick. An roupie I think there came prancing down the bill a ..r St. Nicholas'» clerk». ..."

2. Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart by John Gibson Lockhart (1837)
"He contrived, however, to do so, on this and all similar occasions, in a style of equivoque which could never be seriously misunderstood ..."

3. Biographia Dramatica: Or, A Companion to the Playhouse: Containing by David Erskine Baker, Isaac Reed, Stephen Jones (1812)
"... laughable equivoque ensues from their being mistaken for a French count and countess ; but the General is at length induced to grant an amnesty, ..."

4. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen by Robert Chambers (1835)
"marked that he should see good hunting on the morrow. Douglas, little dre.im- ' ing of the equivoque, saw the king safely to bed ..."

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