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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a favorite saying of a sect or political group [syn: motto, slogan, catchword, shibboleth]
2: a word printed at the top of the page of a dictionary or other reference book to indicate the first or last item on that page [syn: guide word, guideword, catchword]

Merriam Webster's

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

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a word or phrase in common (often temporary) use; a topical slogan. 2 a word so placed as to draw attention. 3 Theatr. an actor's cue. 4 Printing the first word of a page given at the foot of the previous one.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. 2. (Print.) The first word of any page of a book after the first, inserted at the right hand bottom corner of the preceding page for the assistance of the reader. It is seldom used in modern printing. 3. A word or phrase caught up and repeated for effect; as, the catchword of a political party, etc.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Cue. 2. Clew-word, marginal clew. 3. Party cry, shibboleth.

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