Synonyms of cipher
1 codeDictionary • The codebreakers cracked the cipher.
code • They used elaborate secret codes.
2 nobodyDictionary • They were little more than ciphers who faithfully carried out the Fuehrer's commands.
nobody • A man in my position has nothing to fear from a nobody like you.
nonentity • She was written off after that as a political nonentity.
symbol • I frequently use sunflowers as symbols of strength.
figure • Deduct the second figure from the first.
character • Chinese characters inscribed on a plaque
digit • Her telephone number differs from mine by one digit.
number • None of the doors have numbers on them.
numeral • a flat, square wristwatch with roman numerals
mark • Each book was adorned with the publisher's mark at the bottom of the spine.
logo • The letter bore no company name or logo.
5 zeroDictionary (obsolete)
zero • a scale ranging from zero to seven
nothing (informal) • I went from being a complete nothing to all of a sudden having people calling me the new star of the Nineties.
nil • The chances of success are virtually nil.
nought • Properties are graded from nought to ten for energy efficiency.
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• Chinese characters inscribed on a plaque
codeA code is a system of replacing the words in a message with other words or symbols, so that nobody can understand it unless they know the system.
• They used elaborate secret codes.
Thesaurus for cipher from the Collins English Thesaurus
a method of secret writing using substitution or transposition of letters according to a key