Definition of Pilcrow

1. n. a paragraph mark, ¶.



Definition of Pilcrow

1. Noun. The paragraph mark ¶. ¹

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Definition of Pilcrow

1. a paragraph-mark [n -S]

Medical Definition of Pilcrow

1. A paragraph mark,

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pilcrow

pilastered
pilasters
pilastre
pilau
pilaus
pilaw
pilaws
pilch
pilchard
pilchards
pilcher
pilchers
pilches
pilcorn
pilcorns
pilcrow (current term)
pilcrows
pile
pile-up
pile-ups
pile driver
pile drivers
pile dwelling
pile on
pile on the pounds
pile up
pileate
pileated
pileated gibbon

Literary usage of Pilcrow

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1. Notes on English Etymology: Chiefly Reprinted from the Transactions of the by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"We may assume, as sufficiently proved, that pilcrow and paragraph, words used with ... I have already given this explanation of pilcrow in my Dictionary, ..."

2. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"the following mock invocation, is equally in apposition with that and metheglin : PEEL-CROW, or pilcrow, *. The mark for a paragraph in printing. ..."

3. The History of the English Paragraph by Edwin Herbert Lewis (1894)
"In the time of Caxton's successor, De Worde, the word para graph had come to be applied, under the guise of pilcrow, not only to the mark itself, ..."

4. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"Parv. p. 398; see Way's note for further examples. Even the sign ^f, which was used to mark the beginning of a paragraph, was called a pilcrow; ..."

5. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1904)
"Var.d. PILCH-PIN, ». A large pin. Norf. pilcrow, 1 ». ... every abstract with his moneth, and how to find out huswifery verses by the pilcrow. Tusser, p. ..."

6. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1872)
"the following mock invocation, is equally in apposition with that and metheglin : PEEL-CROW, or pilcrow, e. The mark for a paragraph in printing. ..."

7. The Promptorium parvulorum: The first English-Latin dictionary by Galfridus, Anthony Lawson Mayhew (1908)
"... as much as is comprehended in one sentence or section,' COTGRAVE. See SKEAT Notes 1885, p. 316 (sv pilcrow). See Parafe, 1572. 335. 1620. Pyk. ..."

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