catchword

  • 1 Catchword — is also a name for a headword in a dictionary. : For the game show, see Catchword (game show). A catchword is a word placed at the foot of a handwritten or printed page that is meant to be bound along with other pages in a book. The word… …

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  • 2 catchword — catchword, byword, shibboleth, slogan mean a phrase that catches the eye or the ear and is repeated so often that it becomes a formula. Catchword usually applies to a phrase that serves as the formula or identification mark of an emotionally… …

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  • 3 Catchword — Catch word , n. 1. Among theatrical performers, the last word of the preceding speaker, which reminds one that he is to speak next; cue. [1913 Webster] 2. (Print.) The first word of any page of a book after the first, inserted at the right hand… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 catchword — noun adage, byword, catch phrase, clew, cliche, clue, colloquialism, common saying, cue word, key, maxim, mot, password, pithy saying, saying, shibboleth, slogan, stock saying, tag, vogue word, watchword associated concepts: trademarks Burton s… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 catchword — (n.) 1730, the first word of the following page inserted at the lower right hand corner of each page of a book, from CATCH (Cf. catch) (v.) + WORD (Cf. word) (n.); extended to word caught up and repeated (especially in the political sense) by… …

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  • 6 catchword — [n] motto byword, catchphrase, household word, maxim, password, refrain, shibboleth, slogan, watchword; concepts 275,278 …

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  • 7 catchword — ► NOUN 1) a popular word or phrase encapsulating a particular concept. 2) a word printed or placed so as to attract attention …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 catchword — [kach′wʉrd΄] n. 1. Historical the first word of a book page, printed in the lower right hand corner of the preceding page to catch the binder s eye 2. GUIDE WORD 3. an actor s cue 4. a word or phrase repeated so often that it comes to epitomize a …

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  • 9 catchword — UK [ˈkætʃˌwɜː(r)d] / US [ˈkætʃˌwɜrd] noun [countable] Word forms catchword : singular catchword plural catchwords a word used for representing a particular idea, usually one that is popular for a short time …

    English dictionary

  • 10 catchword — catch|word [ˈkætʃwə:d US wə:rd] n a word or phrase that refers to a feature of a situation, product etc that is considered important ▪ Variety is the catchword at our latest venue, the Beehive Club …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 catchword — noun Date: circa 1736 1. a. a word under the right hand side of the last line on a book page that repeats the first word on the following page b. guide word 2. catchphrase 1 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 catchword — /kach werrd /, n. 1. a memorable or effective word or phrase that is repeated so often that it becomes a slogan, as in a political campaign or in advertising a product. 2. Also called headword, guide word. a word printed at the top of a page in a …

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  • 13 catchword — noun /ˈkætʃwɜːd/ a) A word under the right hand side of the last line on a book page that repeats the first word on the following page. b) A word or expression repeated until it becomes representative of a party, school, business, or point of… …

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  • 14 Catchword — Колонтитул; Характерное слово …

    Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • 15 catchword — Synonyms and related words: acknowledgments, adage, ana, analects, aphorism, apothegm, axiom, back, back matter, bastard title, battle cry, bibliography, bugle call, byword, call to arms, call up, catch line, catch phrase, clarion, clarion call,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 catchword — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. slogan, watchword, password, catchphrase, byword, buzzword, shibboleth, pet word, pet phrase, tag; see also motto . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. byword, watchword, buzz word, motto, slogan, shiboleth …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 catchword — catch|word [ kætʃ,wɜrd ] noun count a word used for representing a particular idea, usually one that is popular for a short time …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 catchword — n. slogan, memorable word or phrase …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 catchword — noun 1》 a popular word or phrase encapsulating a particular concept. 2》 a word printed or placed so as to attract attention.     ↘Printing, chiefly historical the first word of a page given at the foot of the previous one, below the last line …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 catchword — n. 1. Cue. 2. Clew word, marginal clew. 3. Party cry, shibboleth …

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