What does the word paraphrase mean?

Usage examples for paraphrase

  1. One of the hymns in this collection was the beautiful paraphrase, " Thou art the Way; to Thee alone." – The Story of Our Hymns by Ernest Edwin Ryden
  2. Then I thought her eyes twinkled with amusement at her own paraphrase of her father's speech, and she added: Mrs. Callendar and myself will be much honoured indeed, and feel very important in having an officer to attend us. – Mrs. Falchion, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  3. First, he says,- I paraphrase, since the old terms of moral theology are no longer vivid to us- there comes an attitude of reverent love, of adoration, towards all that is holy, beautiful, or true. – The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day by Evelyn Underhill