Definition of Pamphlet

1. Noun. A small book usually having a paper cover.

Exact synonyms: Booklet, Brochure, Folder, Leaflet
Generic synonyms: Book
Specialized synonyms: Blue Book, Ticket Book
Derivative terms: Book, Book, Book, Leaf, Pamphleteer

2. Noun. A brief treatise on a subject of interest; published in the form of a booklet.
Exact synonyms: Tract
Generic synonyms: Treatise
Derivative terms: Pamphleteer

Definition of Pamphlet

1. n. A writing; a book.

2. v. i. To write a pamphlet or pamphlets.

Definition of Pamphlet

1. Noun. A small booklet of printed informational matter, often unbound, having only a paper cover. ¹

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Definition of Pamphlet

1. a printed work with a paper cover [n -S]

Medical Definition of Pamphlet

1. 1. A writing; a book. Printed publications usually having a format with no binding and no cover and having fewer than some set number of pages. They are often devoted to a single subject. 2. A small book consisting of a few sheets of printed paper, stitched together, often with a paper cover, but not bound; a short essay or written discussion, usually on a subject of current interest. Origin: OE. Pamflet, pamfilet, paunflet, possibly fr. OF. Palme the palm of the hand, F. Paume (see Palm) + OF. Fueillet a leaf, dim. Of fueil, m, F. Feuille, f, fr. L. Folium, pl. Folia, thus meaning, a leaf to be held in the hand; or perh. Through old French, fr. L. Pamphila, a female historian of the first century who wrote many epitomes; prob, however, fr. OF. Pamflette, the Old French name given to Pamphilus, a poem in Latin verse of the 12th century, pamphlets being named from the popularity of this poem. Source: Websters Dictionary (21 Jun 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pamphlet

pamphlet (current term)
pampiniform body

Literary usage of Pamphlet

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1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1898)
"The pamphlet on the Webber family furnishes a good account of the descendants of Andrew Webber, ... The Southworth pamphlet is printed for the author, Geo. ..."

2. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association, Richard Rogers Bowker, Charles Ammi Cutter (1907)
"Large or very useful pamphlets may be bound in the usual cardboard pamphlet covers with cloth hinges, and then treated as books. In putting these pamphlets ..."

3. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1898)
"(pamphlet.) Manual of the Sodalities of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of ... (pamphlet.) Year Book of the Young Men's Christian Associations of North America. ..."

4. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin (1896)
"An ironmonger in London, however, assuming a good deal of my pamphlet, and working it ... The next was to write and publish a pamphlet entitled " Proposals ..."

5. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies by James Boswell (1791)
"That this pamphlet was written at the ... to fay my opinion of this pamphlet was, yet, fince it was congenial -":th the ..."

6. Health Education in Rural Schools by James Mace Andress (1919)
"pamphlet II: Industrial and Household Accidents to the Eye, by Dr. Harold ... pamphlet IV: The Relation of Illumination to Visual Efficiency, by Dr. Ellice ..."

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