Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun cipher

5 senses of cipher

Sense 1
cipher, cypher -- (a message written in a secret code)
       => message -- (a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled; "he sent a three-word message")

Sense 2
zero, 0, nought, cipher, cypher -- (a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number)
       => digit, figure -- (one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits")

Sense 3
nothing, nil, nix, nada, null, aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, naught, zero, zilch, zip, zippo -- (a quantity of no importance; "it looked like nothing I had ever seen before"; "reduced to nil all the work we had done"; "we racked up a pathetic goose egg"; "it was all for naught"; "I didn't hear zilch about it")
       => relative quantity -- (a quantity relative to some purpose)

Sense 4
cipher, cypher, nobody, nonentity -- (a person of no influence)
       => commoner, common man, common person -- (a person who holds no title)

Sense 5
cipher, cypher, cryptograph, secret code -- (a secret method of writing)
       => code -- (a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb cipher

2 senses of cipher

Sense 1
code, encipher, cipher, cypher, encrypt, inscribe, write in code -- (convert ordinary language into code; "We should encode the message for security reasons")
       => encode -- (convert information into code; "encode pictures digitally")

Sense 2
calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure -- (make a mathematical calculation or computation)
       => reason -- (think logically; "The children must learn to reason")

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