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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 phrase /ˈfrez/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Phrase n.
 1. A brief expression, sometimes a single word, but usually two or more words forming an expression by themselves, or being a portion of a sentence; as, an adverbial phrase.
    =\“Convey” the wise it call. “Steal!” foh! a fico for the phrase.\=   --Shak.
 2. A short, pithy expression; especially, one which is often employed; a peculiar or idiomatic turn of speech; as, to err is human.
 3. A mode or form of speech; the manner or style in which any one expreses himself; diction; expression. Phrases of the hearth.”
 Thou speak'st
 In better phrase and matter than thou didst.   --Shak.
 4. Mus. A short clause or portion of a period.
 Note:A composition consists first of sentences, or periods; these are subdivided into sections, and these into phrases.
 Phrase book, a book of idiomatic phrases.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Phrase, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Phrased p. pr. & vb. n. Phrasing.]  To express in words, or in peculiar words; to call; to style. “These suns -- for so they phrase 'em.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Phrase, v. i.
 1. To use proper or fine phrases. [R.]
 2. Mus. To group notes into phrases; as, he phrases well. See Phrase, n., 4.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an expression forming a grammatical constituent of a
           sentence but not containing a finite verb
      2: a short musical passage [syn: musical phrase]
      3: an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the
         meanings of the words that make it up [syn: idiom, idiomatic
         expression, phrasal idiom, set phrase]
      v : put into words or an expression; "He formulated his concerns
          to the board of trustees" [syn: give voice, formulate,
           word, articulate]