Conceit vs Crotchet - What's the difference?

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Conceit is a related term of crotchet.


In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between conceit and crotchet

is that conceit is (obsolete) to form an idea; to think while crotchet is (obsolete) to play music in measured time.

As nouns the difference between conceit and crotchet

is that conceit is (obsolete) something conceived in the mind; an idea, a thought while crotchet is (music) a musical note one beat long in 4/4 time.

As verbs the difference between conceit and crotchet

is that conceit is (obsolete) to form an idea; to think while crotchet is to make needlework by looping thread with a hooked needle; to crochet.

conceit

English

Alternative forms

* (obsolete)

Noun

  • (obsolete) Something conceived in the mind; an idea, a thought.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • In laughing, there ever procedeth a conceit of somewhat ridiculous.
  • * Bible, Proverbs xxvi. 12
  • a man wise in his own conceit
  • The faculty of conceiving ideas; mental faculty; apprehension.
  • a man of quick conceit
  • * Sir Philip Sidney
  • How often, alas! did her eyes say unto me that they loved! and yet I, not looking for such a matter, had not my conceit open to understand them.
  • Quickness of apprehension; active imagination; lively fancy.
  • * Shakespeare
  • His wit's as thick as Tewksbury mustard; there is no more conceit in him than is in a mallet.
  • (obsolete) Opinion, (neutral) judgment.
  • * 1499 , (John Skelton), The Bowge of Courte :
  • By him that me boughte, than quod Dysdayne, / I wonder sore he is in suche cenceyte .
  • (countable) A novel or fanciful idea; a whim.
  • * L'Estrange
  • On his way to the gibbet, a freak took him in the head to go off with a conceit .
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Some to conceit alone their works confine, / And glittering thoughts struck out at every line.
  • * Dryden
  • Tasso is full of conceits which are not only below the dignity of heroic verse but contrary to its nature.
  • (countable, rhetoric, literature) An ingenious expression or metaphorical idea, especially in extended form or used as a literary or rhetorical device.
  • (uncountable) Overly high self-esteem; vain pride; hubris.
  • * Cotton
  • Plumed with conceit he calls aloud.
  • Design; pattern.
  • (Shakespeare)

    Derived terms

    * conceited * conceitedly * conceitedness * self-conceit

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To form an idea; to think.
  • * 1643 : , The Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce
  • Those whose vulgar apprehensions conceit but low of matrimonial purposes.
  • (obsolete) To conceive.
  • * South
  • The strong, by conceiting themselves weak, are therebly rendered as inactive as if they really were so.
  • * Shakespeare
  • One of two bad ways you must conceit me, / Either a coward or a flatterer.

    crotchet

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (music) A musical note one beat long in 4/4 time.
  • A sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook (obsolete except in crochet hook).
  • (archaic) a whim or a fancy
  • * 1843 , '', book 3, chapter XIII, ''Democracy
  • Thou who walkest in a vain shew, looking out with ornamental dilettante sniff and serene supremacy at all Life and all Death; and amblest jauntily; perking up thy poor talk into crotchets , thy poor conduct into fatuous somnambulisms
  • * De Quincey
  • He ruined himself and all that trusted in him by crotchets that he could never explain to any rational man.
  • A forked support; a crotch.
  • * Dryden
  • The crotchets of their cot in columns rise.
  • (military, historical) An indentation in the glacis of the covered way, at a point where a traverse is placed.
  • (military) The arrangement of a body of troops, either forward or rearward, so as to form a line nearly perpendicular to the general line of battle.
  • (printing) A bracket.
  • Synonyms

    * (musical note) quarter note (US)

    Derived terms

    * crotchety

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to make needlework by looping thread with a hooked needle; to crochet
  • (obsolete) to play music in measured time
  • (Donne)
    ---- ==Jèrriais==

    Noun

    (m)
  • (punctuation) bracket
  • Derived terms

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