KJV Dictionary Definition: utter


UT'TER, a.

1. Situated on the outside or remote from the center.

2. Placed or being beyond any compass; out of any place; as the utter deep.

3. Extreme; excessive; utmost; as utter darkness.

4. Complete; total; final; as utter ruin.

5. Peremptory; absolute; as an utter refusal or denial.

6. Perfect; mere; quite; as utter strangers.

UT'TER, v.t.

1. To speak; to pronounce; to express; as, to utter words; to utter sounds.

2. To disclose; to discover; to divulge; to publish. He never utters a syllable of what I suppose to be intended as a secret.

3. To sell; to vend; as, to utter wares. This is obsolete, unless in the law style.

4. To put or send into circulation; to put off, as currency, or cause to pass in commerce; as, to utter coin or notes. A man utters a false note, who gives it in payment, knowing it to be false.


UT'TERABLE, a. That may be uttered, pronounced or expressed.



1. The act of uttering words; pronunciation; manner of speaking; as a good or bad utterance.

They began to speak with other tongues, as the spirit gave them utterance. Acts 2.

2. Emission from the mouth; vocal expression; as the utterance of sounds.

3. Extremity; furthest part. Not in use.


UT'TERED, pp. Spoken; pronounced; disclosed; published; put into circulation.



1. One who utters; one who pronounces.

2. One who divulges or discloses.

3. One who puts into circulation.

4. A seller; a vender.


UT'TERING, ppr. Pronouncing; disclosing; putting into circulation; selling.