Denotation to Deny

(De`no*ta"tion) n. [L. denotatio: cf. F. dénotation.] The marking off or separation of anything. Hammond.

(De*not"a*tive) a. Having power to denote; designating or marking off.

Proper names are preëminently denotative; telling us that such as object has such a term to denote it, but telling us nothing as to any single attribute.

(De*note") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Denoted; p. pr. & vb. n. Denoting.] [L. denotare; de- + notare to mark, nota mark, sign, note: cf. F. dénoter. See Note.]

1. To mark out plainly; to signify by a visible sign; to serve as the sign or name of; to indicate; to point out; as, the hands of the clock denote the hour.

The better to denote her to the doctor.

2. To be the sign of; to betoken; to signify; to mean.

A general expression to denote wickedness of every sort.

(De*note"ment) n. Sign; indication. [R.]

A word found in some editions of Shakespeare.

(De*not"ive) a. Serving to denote.

(||Dé`noue`ment") n. [F. dénouement, fr. dénouer to untie; pref. dé- (L. dis-) + nouer to tie, fr. L. nodus knot, perh. for gnodus and akin to E. knot.]

1. The unraveling or discovery of a plot; the catastrophe, especially of a drama or a romance.

2. The solution of a mystery; issue; outcome.

(De*nounce") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Denounced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Denouncing.] [F. dénoncer, OF. denoncier, fr. L. denuntiare, denunciare; de- + nunciare, nuntiare, to announce, report, nuntius a messenger, message. See Nuncio, and cf. Denunciate.]

1. To make known in a solemn or official manner; to declare; to proclaim (especially an evil). [Obs.]

Denouncing wrath to come.

I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish.
Deut. xxx. 18.

2. To proclaim in a threatening manner; to threaten by some outward sign or expression.

His look denounced desperate.

3. To point out as deserving of reprehension or punishment, etc.; to accuse in a threatening manner; to invoke censure upon; to stigmatize.

Denounced for a heretic.
Sir T. More.

To denounce the immoralities of Julius Cæsar.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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