Decipher


Decipher
Decipher De*ci"pher, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deciphered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deciphering}.] [Pref. de- + cipher. Formed in imitation of F. d['e]chiffrer. See {Cipher}.] 1. To translate from secret characters or ciphers into intelligible terms; as, to decipher a letter written in secret characters. [1913 Webster]

2. To find out, so as to be able to make known the meaning of; to make out or read, as words badly written or partly obliterated; to detect; to reveal; to unfold. [1913 Webster]

3. To stamp; to detect; to discover. [R.] [1913 Webster]

You are both deciphered, . . . For villains. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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