"idiom" Definition

  1. n. The syntactical or structural form peculiar to any language; the genius or cast of a language.
  2. n. An expression conforming or appropriate to the peculiar structural form of a language; in extend use, an expression sanctioned by usage, having a sense peculiar to itself and not agreeing with the logical sense of its structural form; also, the phrase forms peculiar to a particular author.
  3. n. Dialect; a variant form of a language.

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Position in dictionary: 48357 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n., n.,
Words that start with "idiom": 6
Words that end with "idiom": 1
Words that contain "idiom": 9
Next words in dictionary: idiomatic, idiomatical, idiomorphic, idiomorphous, idiomuscular
Previous words in dictionary: idiolatry, idiographical, idiographic, idiograph, idioelectric

English Dictionary Definition of idiom

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