Par·a·phrase n. A restatement of a text, passage, or work, expressing the meaning of the original in another form, generally for the sake of its clearer and fuller exposition; a setting forth the signification of a text in other and ampler terms; a free translation or rendering; -- opposed to metaphrase.
In paraphrase, or translation with latitude, the author's words are not so strictly followed as his sense. --Dryden.
Excellent paraphrases of the Psalms of David. --I. Disraeli.
His sermons a living paraphrase upon his practice. --Sowth.
The Targums are also called the Chaldaic or Aramaic Paraphrases. --Shipley.
Par·a·phrase, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Paraphrased p. pr. & vb. n. Paraphrasing ] To express, interpret, or translate with latitude; to give the meaning of a passage in other language.
We are put to construe and paraphrase our own words. --Bp. Stillingfleet.
Par·a·phrase, v. i. To make a paraphrase.
n : rewording for the purpose of clarification [syn: paraphrasis]
v : express the same message in different words [syn: rephrase,