give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.; "The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits"
recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm; "The rabbi chanted a prayer"
speak carefully, as with rising and falling pitch or in a particular tone; "please intonate with sadness"
utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically; "The students chanted the same slogan over and over again"
in a state of sexual virginity; "pure and vestal modesty"; "a spinster or virgin lady"; "men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal"
(of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black
concerned with theory and data rather than practice; opposed to applied; "pure science"
free from discordant qualities
without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers;
(used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless; "I felt pure and sweet as a new baby"- Sylvia Plath; "pure as the driven snow"
free of extraneous elements of any kind; "pure air and water"; "pure gold"; "pure primary colors"; "the violin's pure and lovely song"; "pure tones"; "pure oxygen"
express a supposition; "Let us say that he did not tell the truth"; "Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?"
indicate; "The clock says noon"
communicate or express nonverbally; "What does this painting say?"; "Did his face say anything about how he felt?"
recite or repeat a fixed text; "Say grace"; "She said her `Hail Mary'"
speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"
utter aloud; "She said `Hello' to everyone in the office"
express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"
state as one's opinion or judgement; declare; "I say let's forget this whole business"
report or maintain; "He alleged that he was the victim of a crime"; "He said it was too late to intervene in the war"; "The registrar say
directly; "he fell sheer into the water"
turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"
not mixed with extraneous elements; "plain water"; "sheer wine"; "not an unmixed blessing"
straight up or down without a break
so thin as to transmit light; "a hat with a diaphanous veil"; "filmy wings of a moth"; "gauzy clouds of dandelion down"; "gossamer cobwebs"; "sheer silk stockings"; "transparent chiffon"; "vaporous silks"
complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers; "absolute freedom"; "an absolute dimwit"; "a downright lie"; "out-and-out mayhem"; "an out-and-out lie"; "a rank outsider"; "many right-down vices"; "got the job through sheer persistence"; "sheer stupidity"
cause to sheer; "She sheered her car around the obstacle"
very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front;
express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words"
use language; "the baby talks already"; "the prisoner won't speak"; "they speak a strange dialect"
give a speech to; "The chairman addressed the board of trustees"
make a characteristic or natural sound; "The drums spoke"
indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.; "Can you express this distance in kilometers?"
the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies; "the Department of State was created in 1789"
a politically organized body of people under a single government;
the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state; "the state has lowered its income tax"
the territory occupied by a nation; "
the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation; "his state is in the deep south"
a state of depression or agitation; "he was in such a state you just couldn't reason with him"
(chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the co
not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier; "unmitigated suffering"; "an unmitigated horror"; "an unmitigated lie"