(redirected from by-word)
Also found in: Dictionary.
Related to by-word: word finder, Word games
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Synonyms for byword

a usually pithy and familiar statement expressing an observation or principle generally accepted as wise or true

The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Synonyms for byword

a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people

Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
This team was the Corinthians, a name that has become a by-word for all that is good in sport and all that football in particular has sadly forfeited.
Diversity remains the by-word for the large groups which have moved into laser surgery or hearing services.
Thus Gitmo, which might well have been a legitimate prison for those the World Court found guilty of terrorism, instead became a by-word for injustice and a deep stain on America's international reputation.
High-interest credit from the banks was not always widely available -- this is a development of the last 10 years - and people had not always felt the need to spend as if there was no tomorrow, during the Christmas season, which became a by-word for over-consumption and over-indulgence.
While defending the UK's mission in Afghanistan amid waning public support, Brown admitted that Karzai's government had become a "by-word for corruption".
It is the by-word for well-being; for a warm, fuzzy, happy feeling.
WarmCO2 is set to become a by-word for sustainable, cost effective and energy efficient solutions for Dutch greenhouse horticulture.
The Victoria County History, that 'great historical enterprise', has become a by-word for the production of systematic, comprehensive and well-documented histories of villages and towns across England in 'big red books'.
"In the 1990s, 'Clintonesque' became a by-word for political double-speak.
"Caution is a by-word for us and hopefully the extra time will help him recover and be back playing cricket sooner rather than later."
The store was a by-word for the luxury lifestyle of loaded metropolitan women...
The international community has also recognised Nigeria's progress in transforming itself from a by-word for poor governance and corruption to a country that can boast an acceptable degree of financial rectitude.
Every worker and even guests to the facility are reminded that QES is the company by-word and that ASR strives continually to improve its QES performance.
The reliable ignition afforded by the In-Line system is field-proven and has become the by-word for modern muzzleloading hunting.
No cost-cutting around here--quality is the by-word. We sorta' like to think of it as delivering more than we promise.