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Allude definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ALLU'DE, v.i. [L. alludo, to smile upon or make sport with of ad and ludo, to play.]
To refer to something not directly mentioned; to have reference; to hint at by remote suggestions; as, that story alludes to a recent transaction.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: make a more or less disguised reference to; "He alluded to the problem but did not mention it" [syn: allude, touch, advert]

Merriam Webster's

intransitive verb (alluded; alluding) Etymology: Latin alludere, literally, to play with, from ad- + ludere to play more at ludicrous Date: 1533 to make indirect reference <comments alluding to an earlier discussion>; broadly refer

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.intr. (foll. by to) 1 refer, esp. indirectly, covertly, or briefly to. 2 disp. mention. Etymology: L alludere (as AD-, ludere lus- play)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Allude Al*lude", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Alluded; p. pr. & vb. n. Alluding.] [L. alludere to play with, to allude; ad + ludere to play.] To refer to something indirectly or by suggestion; to have reference to a subject not specifically and plainly mentioned; -- followed by to; as, the story alludes to a recent transaction. These speeches . . . do seem to allude unto such ministerial garments as were then in use. --Hooker. Syn: To refer; point; indicate; hint; suggest; intimate; signify; insinuate; advert. See Refer.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Allude Al*lude", v. t. To compare allusively; to refer (something) as applicable. [Obs.] --Wither.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(alludes, alluding, alluded) If you allude to something, you mention it in an indirect way. (FORMAL) She also alluded to her rival's past marital troubles. = refer VERB: V to n



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