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civil at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


civil at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1387, from L. civilis "of or proper to a citizen," alternate adj. derivation of civis "townsman" (see city). The sense of "polite" was in the L., from the courteous manners of citizens, as opposed to those of soldiers. But Eng. did not pick up this nuance of the word until 1606, though civility dates from c.1384. "Courteous is thus more commonly said of superiors, civil of inferiors, since it implies or suggests the possibility of incivility or rudeness." [O.E.D.] Civil war "battles among fellow citizens or within a community" first recorded 1387 (in England, the 17c. struggle between Parliament and Charles I; in U.S., the War of Secession, 1861-1865). Civil rights is from 1721, specifically of black U.S. citizens from 1866; civil liberty is from 1788. Civil disobedience coined 1866 by Thoreau as title of an essay originally published (1849) as "Resistance to Civil Government." Civil Service originally c.1785, in ref. to the non-military branch of the East India Company. ///

civil at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French; Origin: Latin civilis, from civis; CIVIC]//
1 [only before noun] relating to the people who live in a country: civil war/disturbance/unrest etc (=fighting etc between different groups of people living in the same country) // civil liberty, civil rights//
2 [only before noun] relating to the ordinary people or things in a country that are not part of military, government, or religious organizations: --They were married in a civil ceremony in May.//
3 [only before noun] relating to the laws about the private affairs of citizens, such as laws about business or property, rather than laws about crime: civil law, criminal// --Many civil cases can be settled out of court.//
4 polite in a formal but not very friendly way: civility// --Try at least to be civil.//

civil at French => English Of Explained:

civil, civilian, non-military

civil at Hungarian => English Of Explained:

civies, civil, civilian, civvies

civil at Portuguese => English Of Explained:


civil at Spanish => English Of Explained:

civil, civilian, non-military

civil at Swedish => English Of Explained:


civil at Swedish => english Of Explained:

civil, civilian

civil at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

131 Moby Thesaurus words for "civil":
absolute, accommodating, affable, agreeable, amiable, appropriate,
aristocratic, attentive, authoritarian, autocratic, autonomous,
becoming, bland, bureaucratic, civic, civilian, civilized,
clubbable, clubbish, clubby, common, communal, communicative,
companionable, companionate, compatible, complaisant, congenial,
congregational, considerate, constitutional, cordial, cosmopolitan,
courteous, courtly, cultivated, decent, decorous, deferential,
democratic, despotic, dictatorial, diplomatic, domestic, fair,
fascist, federal, federalist, federalistic, felicitous,
fit for society, fitting, fond of society, formal, friendly,
general, genial, genteel, governmental, graceful, gracious,
gregarious, gubernatorial, happy, heteronomous, hospitable,
impolite, internal, international, laic, laical, lay, mannered,
mannerly, matriarchal, matriarchic, meet, monarchal, monarchial,
monarchic, monocratic, national, nonclerical, nonecclesiastical,
nonministerial, nonordained, nonpastoral, nonreligious, obliging,
official, oligarchal, oligarchic, parliamentarian, parliamentary,
patriarchal, patriarchic, pluralistic, polished, polite, politic,
political, popular, proper, public, refined, republican,
respectful, right, secular, secularist, secularistic, seemly,
self-governing, sociable, social, social-minded, societal,
solicitous, state, suave, suitable, supranational, tactful,
temporal, theocratic, thoughtful, totalitarian, ungracious, urbane,
well-bred, well-mannered

civil at Croatian => English Of Explained:


civil at Danish => English Of Explained:

alcoholic beverage

civil at French => English Of Explained:

!ach was! [axvas]
I say!Achillesferse [axilə

civil at Hungarian => English Of Explained:


civil at Spanish => English Of Explained:

civil, civilian, non‐military(civila)

civil at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

อย่างเงียบๆ]N. edge
syn:[สัน, ริม, กรอบ]
sample:[เด็กเล็กๆ มักจะเดินชนขอบโต๊ะ]N. edge

civil at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 [only before noun] connected with the people who live in a country:
civil unrest (= that is caused by groups of people within a country)
see also CIVIL WAR
2 [only before noun] connected with the state rather than with religion or with the armed forces:
a civil marriage ceremony
3 [only before noun] involving personal legal matters and not criminal law:
a civil court
compare CRIMINAL
see also CIVIL LAW
4 polite in a formal way but possibly not friendly:
The less time I have to spend being civil to him the better!
civilly adverb:
She greeted him civilly but with no sign of affection.

CIVIL at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

face blisters or sth blisters it, it swells and cracks
blistered adjective:
cracked and blistered skin * blistered paintworkadjective [usually before noun]
1 (describing actions in sport) done very fast or with great energy:
The runners set off at a blistering pace.
2 extremely hot in a way that is uncomfortable:
a blistering July day * blistering heat
3 very critical:
a blistering attack
blisteringly adverbadjective [usually before noun]
1 (disapproving) showing you do not care or are not anxious about what you are doing:
He drove with blithe disregard for the rules of the road.
2 (literary) happy; not anxious:
a blithe and carefree girl
blithely adverb:
He was blithely unaware of the trouble he'd caused. * 'It'll be easy,' she said blithely.adjective
[only before noun] (old-fashioned, BrE, spoken) (blithering idiot) a stupid personnoun, verb
1 [C, usually sing.] something which is done with a lot of energy:
an advertising / a media blitz (= a lot of information about sth o

Civil at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Civil \Civ"il\, a. [L. civilis, fr. civis citizen: cf. F. civil.
See {City}.]
1. Pertaining to a city or state, or to a citizen in his
relations to his fellow citizens or to the state; within
the city or state.

2. Subject to government; reduced to order; civilized; not
barbarous; -- said of the community.

England was very rude and barbarous; for it is but
even the other day since England grew civil.

3. Performing the duties of a citizen; obedient to
government; -- said of an individual.

Civil men come nearer the saints of God than others;
they come within a step or two of heaven. --Preston

4. Having the manners of one dwelling in a city, as opposed
to those of savages or rustics; polite; courteous;
complaisant; affable.

Note: ``A civil man now is one observant of slight external
courtesies in the mutual intercourse between man and
man; a civil man once was one who fulfilled all the
duties and obligations flowing from his position as a
'civis' and his relations to the other members of that
'civitas.''' --Trench

5. Pertaining to civic life and affairs, in distinction from
military, ecclesiastical, or official state.

6. Relating to rights and remedies sought by action or suit
distinct from criminal proceedings.

{Civil action}, an action to enforce the rights or redress
the wrongs of an individual, not involving a criminal

{Civil architecture}, the architecture which is employed in
constructing buildings for the purposes of civil life, in
distinction from military and naval architecture, as
private houses, palaces, churches, etc.

{Civil death}. (Law.) See under {Death}.

{Civil engineering}. See under {Engineering}.

{Civil law}. See under {Law}.

{Civil list}. See under {List}.

{Civil remedy} (Law), that given to a person injured, by
action, as opposed to a criminal prosecution.

{Civil service}, all service rendered to and paid for by the
state or nation other than that pertaining to naval or
military affairs.

{Civil service reform}, the substitution of business
principles and methods for the spoils system in the
conduct of the civil service, esp. in the matter of
appointments to office.

{Civil state}, the whole body of the laity or citizens not
included under the military, maritime, and ecclesiastical

{Civil suit}. Same as {Civil action}.

{Civil war}. See under {War}.

{Civil year}. See under {Year}.

civil at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: applying to ordinary citizens; "civil law"; "civil
2: not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal)
adherence to social usages and sufficient but not
noteworthy consideration for others; "even if he didn't
like them he should have been civil"- W.S. Maugham [syn: {polite}]
[ant: {uncivil}]
3: of or occurring within the state or between or among
citizens of the state; "civil affairs"; "civil strife";
"civil disobediece"; "civil branches of government"
4: of or relating to or befitting citizens as individuals;
"civil rights"; "civil liberty"; "civic duties"; "civic
pride" [syn: {civic}]
5: (of divisions of time) legally recognized in ordinary
affairs of life; "the civil calendar"; "a civil day begins
at mean midnight" [ant: {sidereal}]
6: of or in a condition of social order; "civil peoples"

civil at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: enPR » ʹsĭv-əl Inter: IPA » /ˈsɪv.əl/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"sIv.@l/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-civil.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɪvəl


    From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » civilis|cīvīlis|relating to a citizen|lang=la, from Inter: term » civis|cīvis|citizen|lang=la.


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • Having to do with people and government office as opposed to the military or religion.
    1. : She went into civil service because she wanted to help the people.
    2. Behaving in a reasonable or polite manner.
    3. : It was very civil of him to stop the argument.

      Derived terms

      * civilly

  • civil society


    Inter: trans-top » Related to people and government office as opposed to miliary or religion
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|граждански, Inter: t+ » bg|цивилен
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|civil
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|burgerlijk, Inter: t+ » nl|civiel
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|civila
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|civil
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|zivil, Inter: t+ » de|bürgerlich
  • Khmer: Inter: t- » km|អសេនិកៈ|sc=Khmr, Inter: t- » km|ស៊ីវិល|sc=Khmr, Inter: t- » km|រដ្ឋការ|sc=Khmr, Inter: t- » km|រដ្ឋការ|sc=Khmr, Inter: t- » km|រដ្ឋប្បវេណី|sc=Khmr

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|pilsonisks
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|cywilny|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|civil
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|гражданский|tr=graždánskij, Inter: t+ » ru|штатский|tr=štátskij
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|catharra, Inter: t- » gd|sìobhalta
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|civil
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|civil

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » behaving in a reasonable or polite manner
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|вежлив, Inter: t+ » bg|учтив
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|civil
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|beschaafd, Inter: t+ » nl|geciviliseerd
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|civil
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|zivilisiert

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|civil, Inter: t+ » pt|civilizado
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|цивилизованный|tr=civilizóvannyj, Inter: t+ » ru|воспитанный|tr=vospítannyj, Inter: t+ » ru|культурный|tr=kul'túrnyj, Inter: t+ » ru|вежливый|tr=v'éžlivyj
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|civil
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|civiliserad

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » he: ציבורי (tzibury) {{m}}, ציבורית (tziburyt) {{f}} (1)
    • Inter: ttbc » io: civila
    • Inter: ttbc » ia: civil

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » it: civile

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:English politically correct terms -



    Inter: ca-adj » type=mf
  • Inter: l » en|civil

    Related terms

    * Inter: l » ca|civilitat

    Derived terms

    * Inter: l » ca|civilització
    • Inter: l » ca|civilitzar
    • Inter: l » ca|civilment


    Inter: wikipedia » lang=fr


    Borrowed from Inter: etyl » la|fr Inter: term » civilis.


    * Inter: IPA » /sivil/|lang=fr
    • Inter: audio » Fr-civil.ogg|Audio


      Inter: fr-ad » j

  • Inter: l » en|civil (war, marriage etc.)
    1. Inter: politics » lang=fr lay
    2. civilian
    3. Inter: literary » lang=fr Inter: l » en|civil, courteous, polite

      Derived terms

      * Inter: l » fr|civiliser


      Inter: fr-noun » m

  • civilian

  • Jèrriais


    From Inter: etyl » la|roa-jer Inter: term » civilis|cīvīlis|lang=la, from Inter: term » civis|cīvis|citizen|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|roa-jer Inter: recons » ḱey-||to lie down, settle; home, family; love; beloved|lang=ine-pro.


    Inter: roa-jer-ad » j
  • polite

  • Serbo-Croatian


    From Inter: etyl » de|sh Inter: term » Zivil|lang=de, from Inter: etyl » fr|sh Inter: term » civil|lang=fr, from Inter: etyl » la|sh Inter: term » civilis|cīvīlis|civic, civil|lang=la, from Inter: term » civis|cīvis|citizen|lang=la.


    Inter: sh-noun » g=m|head=cìvīl|r|цивил|цѝвӣл
  • civilian (not related to the military armed forces)


    Inter: sh-decl-noun »

  • |cìvīl|civili



    From Inter: etyl » la|es Inter: term » civilis|cīvīlis|lang=la|civil, civic, from Inter: term » civis|cīvis|lang=la|citizen.


    * Inter: a » Castilian Inter: IPA » /θiˈβil/|lang=es
    • Inter: a » Others Inter: IPA » /siˈβil/|lang=es
    • Inter: homophones » sibil|lang=es Inter: a » non-Castilian dialects
    • Inter: rhymes » il|lang=es


      Inter: es-adj » pl=civiles

  • Inter: l » en|civil Inter: gloss » all senses

    Derived terms

    * civilizar Inter: pos_ » v

    Related terms

    * ciudad
  • cívico
  • civilización

  • Swedish


    Inter: head » sv|adjective
  • Inter: l » en|civil; having to do with people and organizations outside military or police, sometimes also outside of other team-based activities, such as a professional sports team


    Inter: sv-adj-ab » s

  • Translation: ca » civil
    Translation: cy » civil
    Translation: de » civil
    Translation: et » civil
    Translation: el » civil
    Translation: es » civil
    Translation: fr » civil
    Translation: ko » civil
    Translation: io » civil
    Translation: it » civil
    Translation: kn » civil
    Translation: kk » civil
    Translation: ku » civil
    Translation: lt » civil
    Translation: li » civil
    Translation: hu » civil
    Translation: mg » civil
    Translation: ml » civil
    Translation: my » civil
    Translation: ja » civil
    Translation: pl » civil
    Translation: pt » civil
    Translation: ru » civil
    Translation: sq » civil
    Category: simple:civil -
    Translation: fi » civil
    Translation: sv » civil
    Translation: ta » civil
    Translation: tt » civil
    Translation: te » civil
    Translation: tr » civil
    Translation: vi » civil
    Translation: wa » civil
    Translation: zh » civil