Al*lude" (#), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Alluded; p. pr. & vb. n. Alluding.] [L. alludere to play with, to allude; ad + ludere to play.]

To refer to something indirectly or by suggestion; to have reference to a subject not specifically and plainly mentioned; -- followed by to; as, the story alludes to a recent transaction.

These speeches . . . do seem to allude unto such ministerial garments as were then in use. Hooker.

Syn. -- To refer; point; indicate; hint; suggest; intimate; signify; insinuate; advert. See Refer.


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Al*lude", v. t.

To compare allusively; to refer (something) as applicable.




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