Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: pretensse, from Latin praetendere; PRETEND1

pretense

noun
     
preā€§tense
XX the American spelling of pretence

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary