Definition of Catachreses

1. Noun. (plural of catachresis) ¹



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Definition of Catachreses

1. catachresis [n] - See also: catachresis

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catachreses

catabolism
catabolisms
catabolite
catabolite (gene) activator protein
catabolite gene activator
catabolite gene activator protein
catabolite repression
catabolites
catabolize
catabolized
catabolizes
catabolizing
catacaustic
catacaustics
catachism
catachreses (current term)
catachresis
catachrestic
catachrestical
catachrestically
catachronobiology
cataclasm
cataclastic
cataclinal
cataclysm
cataclysmal
cataclysmic
cataclysmically
cataclysmist
cataclysmists

Literary usage of Catachreses

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1. Problems and Methods of Literary History: With Special Reference to Modern by André Morize (1922)
"... and catachreses. Suddenly Emile gave clamorous utterance to the quarrel that until then had stirred only specialists or a few of the more curious. ..."

2. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1847)
"These catachreses are precisely on a par with several of ' MARIANNA'S similes; like two in the fourth stanza, especially. ..."

3. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"1987 The catachreses are the use of ecliptic for eclectic and materialize for capitalize. Catachresis has become part of the jargon of 20thcentury usage ..."

4. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1805)
"... and, in the choice of his catachreses and compound epithets, he never suffers his enthusiasm to run away with his taste. Like Hafez and Hariri, ..."

5. The London Magazine by John Scott, John Taylor (1821)
"... He studied metaphors and figures, Tropes, similes, and catachreses, That both Quintilian and Longinus Should over-reach or undermine us. ..."

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