10 letter words ending in er
Abstracter (n.) One who abstracts, or makes an abstract.
Accipenser (n.) See Acipenser.
Acetimeter (n.) An instrument for estimating the amount of acetic acid in vinegar or in any liquid containing acetic acid.
Acetometer (n.) Same as Acetimeter.
Acidimeter (n.) An instrument for ascertaining the strength of acids.
Admeasurer (n.) One who admeasures.
Administer (v. t.) To manage or conduct, as public affairs; to direct or superintend the execution, application, or conduct of; as, to administer the government or the state.
Administer (v. t.) To dispense; to serve out; to supply; execute; as, to administer relief, to administer the sacrament.
Administer (v. t.) To apply, as medicine or a remedy; to give, as a dose or something beneficial or suitable. Extended to a blow, a reproof, etc.
Administer (v. t.) To tender, as an oath.
Administer (v. t.) To settle, as the estate of one who dies without a will, or whose will fails of an executor.
Administer (v. i.) To contribute; to bring aid or supplies; to conduce; to minister.
Administer (v. i.) To perform the office of administrator; to act officially; as, A administers upon the estate of B.
Administer (n.) Administrator.
Admonisher (n.) One who admonishes.
Adventurer (n.) One who adventures; as, the merchant adventurers; one who seeks his fortune in new and hazardous or perilous enterprises.
Adventurer (n.) A social pretender on the lookout for advancement.
Advertiser (n.) One who, or that which, advertises.
Affrighter (n.) One who frightens.
Africander (n.) One born in Africa, the offspring of a white father and a "colored" mother. Also, and now commonly in Southern Africa, a native born of European settlers.
Ale silver () A duty payable to the lord mayor of London by the sellers of ale within the city.
Alma Mater () A college or seminary where one is educated.
Altogether (adv.) All together; conjointly.
Altogether (adv.) Without exception; wholly; completely.
Ambidexter (a.) Using both hands with equal ease.
Ambidexter (n.) A person who uses both hands with equal facility.
Ambidexter (n.) A double-dealer; one equally ready to act on either side in party disputes.
Ambidexter (n.) A juror who takes money from both parties for giving his verdict.
Amphiaster (n.) The achromatic figure, formed in mitotic cell-division, consisting of two asters connected by a spindle-shaped bundle of rodlike fibers diverging from each aster, and called the spindle.
Amphimacer (n.) A foot of three syllables, the middle one short and the others long, as in cast/tas.
Anatomizer (n.) A dissector.
Anemometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the force or velocity of the wind; a wind gauge.
Anglemeter (n.) An instrument to measure angles, esp. one used by geologists to measure the dip of strata.
Antenumber (n.) A number that precedes another.
Antiphoner (n.) A book of antiphons.
Antirenter (n.) One opposed to the payment of rent; esp. one of those who in 1840-47 resisted the collection of rents claimed by the patroons from the settlers on certain manorial lands in the State of New York.
Anywhither (adv.) To or towards any place.
Aphorismer (n.) A dealer in aphorisms.
Apologizer (n.) One who makes an apology; an apologist.
Approacher (n.) One who approaches.
Araeometer () See Areometer.
Arbalester (n.) Alt. of Arbalister
Arbalister (n.) A crossbowman.
Archbutler (n.) A chief butler; -- an officer of the German empire.
Aromatizer (n.) One who, or that which, aromatizes or renders aromatic.
Astrolater (n.) A worshiper of the stars.
Astrologer (n.) One who studies the stars; an astronomer.
Astrologer (n.) One who practices astrology; one who professes to foretell events by the aspects and situation of the stars.
Astrometer (n.) An instrument for comparing the relative amount of the light of stars.
Astronomer (n.) An astrologer.
Astronomer (n.) One who is versed in astronomy; one who has a knowledge of the laws of the heavenly orbs, or the principles by which their motions are regulated, with their various phenomena.
Auctioneer (n.) A person who sells by auction; a person whose business it is to dispose of goods or lands by public sale to the highest or best bidder.
Auctioneer (v. t.) To sell by auction; to auction.
Audiometer (n.) An instrument by which the power of hearing can be gauged and recorded on a scale.
Authorizer (n.) One who authorizes.
Azotometer (n.) An apparatus for measuring or determining the proportion of nitrogen; a nitrometer.
Backhander (n.) A backhanded blow.
Backslider (n.) One who backslides.
Bamboozler (n.) A swindler; one who deceives by trickery.
Bandmaster (n.) The conductor of a musical band.
Banquetter (n.) One who banquets; one who feasts or makes feasts.
Barricader (n.) One who constructs barricades.
Bathometer (n.) An instrument for measuring depths, esp. one for taking soundings without a sounding
Bay-antler (n.) The second tine of a stag's horn. See under Antler.
Bean caper () A deciduous plant of warm climates, generally with fleshy leaves and flowers of a yellow or whitish yellow color, of the genus Zygophyllum.
Beautifier (n.) One who, or that which, beautifies or makes beautiful.
Bedchamber (n.) A chamber for a bed; an apartment form sleeping in.
Bedswerver (n.) One who swerves from and is unfaithful to the marriage vow.
Bellflower (n.) A plant of the genus Campanula; -- so named from its bell-shaped flowers.
Bellflower (n.) A kind of apple. The yellow bellflower is a large, yellow winter apple.
Bellwether (n.) A wether, or sheep, which leads the flock, with a bell on his neck.
Bellwether (n.) Hence: A leader.
Bellycheer (n.) Good cheer; viands.
Bellycheer (v. i.) To revel; to feast.
Belswagger (n.) A lewd man; also, a bully.
Bergmaster (n.) See Barmaster.
Bes-antler (n.) Same as Bez-antler.
Bez-antler (n.) The second branch of a stag's horn.
Billposter (n.) Alt. of Billsticker
Biographer (n.) One who writes an account or history of the life of a particular person; a writer of lives, as Plutarch.
Blandisher (n.) One who uses blandishments.
Blasphemer (n.) One who blasphemes.
Blendwater (n.) A distemper incident to cattle, in which their livers are affected.
Blink beer () Beer kept unbroached until it is sharp.
Bogtrotter (n.) One who lives in a boggy country; -- applied in derision to the lowest class of Irish.
Bombardier (n.) One who used or managed a bombard; an artilleryman; a gunner.
Bombardier (n.) A noncommissioned officer in the British artillery.
Bondholder (n.) A person who holds the bonds of a public or private corporation for the payment of money at a certain time.
Bonesetter (n.) One who sets broken or dislocated bones; -- commonly applied to one, not a regular surgeon, who makes an occupation of setting bones.
Bookbinder (n.) One whose occupation is to bind books.
Bookholder (n.) A prompter at a theater.
Bookholder (n.) A support for a book, holding it open, while one reads or copies from it.
Bookkeeper (n.) One who keeps accounts; one who has the charge of keeping the books and accounts in an office.
Bookmonger (n.) A dealer in books.
Bookseller (n.) One who sells books.
Borsholder (a.) The head or chief of a tithing, or borough (see 2d Borough); the headborough; a parish constable.
Brandisher (n.) One who brandishes.
Breakwater (n.) Any structure or contrivance, as a mole, or a wall at the mouth of a harbor, to break the force of waves, and afford protection from their violence.
Bricklayer (n.) One whose occupation is to build with bricks.
Brickmaker (n.) One whose occupation is to make bricks.
Bull brier () A species of Smilax (S. Pseudo-China) growing from New Jersey to the Gulf of Mexico, which has very large tuberous and farinaceous rootstocks, formerly used by the Indians for a sort of bread, and by the negroes as an ingredient in making beer; -- called also bamboo brier and China brier.
Bullcomber (n.) A scaraboid beetle; esp. the Typhaeus vulgaris of Europe.
Burlesquer (n.) One who burlesques.
Bushhammer (n.) A hammer with a head formed of a bundle of square bars, with pyramidal points, arranged in rows, or a solid head with a face cut into a number of rows of such points; -- used for dressing stone.
Bushhammer (v. t.) To dress with bushhammer; as, to bushhammer a block of granite.
Bushranger (n.) One who roams, or hides, among the bushes; especially, in Australia, an escaped criminal living in the bush.
Cadilesker (n.) A chief judge in the Turkish empire, so named originally because his jurisdiction extended to the cases of soldiers, who are now tried only by their own officers.
Calciminer (n.) One who calcimines.
Calculater (imp. & p. p.) of Calculate
Campaigner (n.) One who has served in an army in several campaigns; an old soldier; a veteran.
Cantalever (n.) A bracket to support a balcony, a cornice, or the like.
Cantalever (n.) A projecting beam, truss, or bridge unsupported at the outer end; one which overhangs.
Cantilever (n.) Same as Cantalever.
Carabineer (n.) A carbineer.
Caravaneer (n.) The leader or driver of the camels in caravan.
Cataloguer (n.) A maker of catalogues; esp. one skilled in the making of catalogues.
Catchwater (n.) A ditch or drain for catching water. See Catchdrain.
Catechiser (n.) One who catechises.
Cat-silver (n.) Mica.
Centiliter (n.) Alt. of Centilitre
Centimeter (n.) Alt. of Centimetre
Challenger (n.) One who challenges.
Chandelier (n.) A candlestick, lamp, stand, gas fixture, or the like, having several branches; esp., one hanging from the ceiling.
Chandelier (n.) A movable parapet, serving to support fascines to cover pioneers.
Charioteer (n.) One who drives a chariot.
Charioteer (n.) A constellation. See Auriga, and Wagones.
Cheirepter (n.) One of the Cheiroptera.
Cherimoyer (n.) A small downy-leaved tree (Anona Cherimolia), with fragrant flowers. It is a native of Peru.
Cherimoyer (n.) Its delicious fruit, which is succulent, dark purple, and similar to the custard apple of the West Indies.
Chiffonier (n.) Alt. of niere
Chronicler (n.) A writer of a chronicle; a recorder of events in the order of time; an historian.
Chronopher (n.) An instrument signaling the correct time to distant points by electricity.
Churchgoer (n.) One who attends church.
Circuiteer (n.) A circuiter.
Classifier (n.) One who classifies.
Clinometer (n.) An instrument for determining the dip of beds or strata, pr the slope of an embankment or cutting; a kind of plumb level.
Clodhopper (n.) A rude, rustic fellow.
Cloisterer (n.) One belonging to, or living in, a cloister; a recluse.
Coal-meter (n.) A licensed or official coal measurer in London. See Meter.
Cockchafer (n.) A beetle of the genus Melolontha (esp. M. vulgaris) and allied genera; -- called also May bug, chafer, or dorbeetle.
Cockmaster (n.) One who breeds gamecocks.
Come-outer (n.) One who comes out or withdraws from a religious or other organization; a radical reformer.
Compartner (n.) See Copartner.
Complainer (n.) One who complains or laments; one who finds fault; a murmurer.
Complotter (n.) One joined in a plot.
Compounder (n.) One who, or that which, compounds or mixes; as, a compounder of medicines.
Compounder (n.) One who attempts to bring persons or parties to terms of agreement, or to accomplish, ends by compromises.
Compounder (n.) One who compounds a debt, obligation, or crime.
Compounder (n.) One at a university who pays extraordinary fees for the degree he is to take.
Compounder (n.) A Jacobite who favored the restoration of James II, on condition of a general amnesty and of guarantees for the security of the civil and ecclesiastical constitution of the realm.
Comptroler (n.) A controller; a public officer whose duty it is to examine certify accounts.
Confounder (n.) One who confounds.
Confronter (n.) One who confronts.
Coniroster (n.) One of the Conirostres.
Considerer (n.) One who considers; a man of reflection; a thinker.
Controller (n.) One who, or that which, controls or restraines; one who has power or authority to regulate or control; one who governs.
Controller (n.) An officer appointed to keep a counter register of accounts, or to examine, rectify, or verify accounts.
Controller (n.) An iron block, usually bolted to a ship's deck, for controlling the running out of a chain cable. The links of the cable tend to drop into hollows in the block, and thus hold fast until disengaged.
Coparcener (n.) One who has an equal portion with others of an inheritance.
Copyholder (n.) One possessed of land in copyhold.
Copyholder (n.) A device for holding copy for a compositor.
Copyholder (n.) One who reads copy to a proof reader.
Cordwainer (n.) A worker in cordwain, or cordovan leather; a shoemaker.
Corncutter (n.) A machine for cutting up stalks of corn for food of cattle.
Corncutter (n.) An implement consisting of a long blade, attached to a handle at nearly a right angle, used for cutting down the stalks of Indian corn.
Corndodger (n.) A cake made of the meal of Indian corn, wrapped in a covering of husks or paper, and baked under the embers.
Cornflower (n.) A conspicuous wild flower (Centaurea Cyanus), growing in grainfields.
Corticifer (n.) One of the Gorgoniacea; -- so called because the fleshy part surrounds a solid axis, like a bark.
Covenanter (n.) One who makes a covenant.
Covenanter (n.) One who subscribed and defended the "Solemn League and Covenant." See Covenant.
Cowcatxjer (n.) A strong inc
Crib-biter (n.) A horse that has the habit of cribbing.
Criticiser (n.) One who criticises; a critic.
Crossbower (n.) A crossbowman.
Crowflower (n.) A kind of campion; according to Gerarde, the Lychnis Flos-cuculi.
Crowkeeper (n.) A person employed to scare off crows; hence, a scarecrow.
Cuirassier (n.) A soldier armed with a cuirass.
Cyanometer (n.) An instrument for measuring degress of blueness.
Cyclometer (n.) A contrivance for recording the revolutions of a wheel, as of a bicycle.
Daydreamer (n.) One given to daydreams.
Decipherer (n.) One who deciphers.
Deflowerer (n.) See Deflourer.
Demilancer (n.) A soldier of light cavalry of the 16th century, who carried a demilance.
Demiquaver (n.) A note of half the length of the quaver; a semiquaver.
Demolisher (n.) One who, or that which, demolishes; as, a demolisher of towns.
Densimeter (n.) An instrument for ascertaining the specific gravity or density of a substance.
Deodorizer (n.) He who, or that which, deodorizes; esp., an agent that destroys offensive odors.
Deoxidizer (n.) That which removes oxygen; hence, a reducing agent; as, nascent hydrogen is a deoxidizer.
Desecrater (n.) One who desecrates; a profaner.
Determiner (n.) One who, or that which, determines or decides.
Diagometer (n.) A sort of electroscope, invented by Rousseau, in which the dry pile is employed to measure the amount of electricity transmitted by different bodies, or to determine their conducting power.
Diminisher (n.) One who, or that which, diminishes anything.
Diocesener (n.) One who belongs to a diocese.
Discharger (n.) One who, or that which, discharges. Specifically, in electricity, an instrument for discharging a Leyden jar, or electrical battery, by making a connection between the two surfaces; a discharging rod.
Disclaimer (n.) One who disclaims, disowns, or renounces.
Disclaimer (n.) A denial, disavowal, or renunciation, as of a title, claim, interest, estate, or trust; relinquishment or waiver of an interest or estate.
Disclaimer (n.) A public disavowal, as of pretensions, claims, opinions, and the like.
Discounter (n.) One who discounts; a discount broker.
Discourser (n.) One who discourse; a narrator; a speaker; an haranguer.
Discourser (n.) The writer of a treatise or dissertation.
Discoverer (n.) One who discovers; one who first comes to the knowledge of something; one who discovers an unknown country, or a new principle, truth, or fact.
Discoverer (n.) A scout; an explorer.
Disempower (v. t.) To deprive of power; to divest of strength.
Disfavorer (n.) One who disfavors.
Disfigurer (n.) One who disfigures.
Dishonorer (n.) One who dishonors or disgraces; one who treats another indignity.
Dishwasher (n.) One who, or that which, washes dishes.
Dishwasher (n.) A European bird; the wagtail.
Disobliger (n.) One who disobliges.
Disparager (n.) One who disparages or dishonors; one who vilifies or disgraces.
Dispatcher (n.) One who dispatches.
Dispeopler (n.) One who, or that which, dispeoples; a depopulator.
Displeaser (n.) One who displeases.
Dispraiser (n.) One who blames or dispraises.
Dispreader (n.) One who spreads abroad.
Disquieter (n.) One who, or that which, disquiets, or makes uneasy; a disturber.
Dissembler (n.) One who dissembles; one who conceals his opinions or dispositions under a false appearance; a hypocrite.
Dissimuler (n.) A dissembler.
Disslander (v. t.) To slander.
Disslander (n.) Slander.
Distracter (n.) One who, or that which, distracts away.
Distrainer (n.) Same as Distrainor.
Distruster (n.) One who distrusts.
Divedapper (n.) A water fowl; the didapper. See Dabchick.
Divulgater (n.) A divulger.
Dogmatizer (n.) One who dogmatizes; a bold asserter; a magisterial teacher.
Doorkeeper (n.) One who guards the entrance of a house or apartment; a porter; a janitor.
Dramseller (n.) One who sells distilled liquors by the dram or glass.
Dressmaker (n.) A maker of gowns, or similar garments; a mantuamaker.
Drosometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the quantity of dew on the surface of a body in the open air. It consists of a balance, having a plate at one end to receive the dew, and at the other a weight protected from the deposit of dew.
Dumfounder (v. t.) To dumfound; to confound.
Dura mater () The tough, fibrous membrane, which
Economizer (n.) One who, or that which, economizes.
Economizer (n.) Specifically: (Steam Boilers) An arrangement of pipes for heating feed water by waste heat in the gases passing to the chimney.
Eel-mother (n.) The eelpout.
Elaiometer (n.) An apparatus for determining the amount of oil contained in any substance, or for ascertaining the degree of purity of oil.
Electrizer (n.) One who, or that which, electrizes.
Emblazoner (n.) One who emblazons; also, one who publishes and displays anything with pomp.
Emboldener (n.) One who emboldens.
Empoisoner (n.) Poisoner.
Encloister (v. t.) To shut up in a cloister; to cloister.
Encourager (n.) One who encourages, incites, or helps forward; a favorer.
Encroacher (n.) One who by gradual steps enters on, and takes possession of, what is not his own.
Endeavorer (n.) One who makes an effort or attempt.
Enregister (v. t.) To register; to enroll or record; to inregister.
Entermewer (n.) A hawk gradually changing the color of its feathers, commonly in the second year.
Epitomizer (n.) An epitomist.
Etymologer (n.) An etymologist.
Eudiometer (n.) An instrument for the volumetric measurement of gases; -- so named because frequently used to determine the purity of the air.
Fellmonger (n.) A dealer in fells or sheepskins, who separates the wool from the pelts.
Fertilizer (n.) One who fertilizes; the agent that carries the fertilizing principle, as a moth to an orchid.
Fertilizer (n.) That which renders fertile; a general name for commercial manures, as guano, phosphate of lime, etc.
Filibuster (v. i.) To act as a filibuster, or military freebooter.
Filibuster (v. i.) To delay legislation, by dilatory motions or other artifices.
Finedrawer (n.) One who finedraws.
Fishmonger (n.) A dealer in fish.
Flibustier (n.) A buccaneer; an American pirate. See Flibuster.
Flourisher (n.) One who flourishes.
Flycatcher (n.) One of numerous species of birds that feed upon insects, which they take on the wing.
Footlicker (n.) A sycophant; a fawner; a toady. Cf. Bootlick.
Forecaster (n.) One who forecast.
Forefather (n.) One who precedes another in the
Forefinger (n.) The finger next to the thumb; the index.
Foreganger (n.) A short rope grafted on a harpoon, to which a longer lin/ may be attached.
Foregather (v. i.) Same as Forgather.
Forejudger (n.) A judgment by which one is deprived or put of a right or thing in question.
Foreknower (n.) One who foreknows.
Foreleader (n.) One who leads others by his example; aguide.
Foremother (n.) A female ancestor.
Forerunner (n.) A messenger sent before to give notice of the approach of others; a harbinger; a sign foreshowing something; a prognostic; as, the forerunner of a fever.
Forerunner (n.) A predecessor; an ancestor.
Forerunner (n.) A piece of rag terminating the log
Foreshower (n.) One who predicts.
Foretaster (n.) One who tastes beforehand, or before another.
Foreteller (n.) One who predicts.
Forswearer (n.) One who rejects of renounces upon oath; one who swears a false oath.
Freebooter (n.) One who plunders or pillages without the authority of national warfare; a member of a predatory band; a pillager; a buccaneer; a sea robber.
Freeholder (n.) The possessor of a freehold.
Free-liver (n.) One who gratifies his appetites without stint; one given to indulgence in eating and drinking.
Free-lover (n.) One who believes in or practices free-love.
Frequenter (n.) One who frequents; one who often visits, or resorts to customarily.
Fundholder (a.) One who has money invested in the public funds.
Fusillader (imp. & p. p.) of Fusillade
Galvanizer (n.) One who, or that which, galvanize.
Gamekeeper (n.) One who has the care of game, especially in a park or preserve.
Gas-burner (n.) The jet piece of a gas fixture where the gas is burned as it escapes from one or more minute orifices.
Gasconader (n.) A great boaster; a blusterer.
Geographer (n.) One versed in geography.
Glassmaker (n.) One who makes, or manufactures, glass.
Goa powder () A bitter powder (also called araroba) found in the interspaces of the wood of a Brazilian tree (Andira araroba) and used as a medicine. It is the material from which chrysarobin is obtained.
Goniometer (n.) An instrument for measuring angles, especially the angles of crystals, or the inclination of planes.
Gravimeter (n.) An instrument for ascertaining the specific gravity of bodies.
Grievancer (n.) One who occasions a grievance; one who gives ground for complaint.
Haemometer (n.) Same as Hemadynamometer.
Halberdier (n.) One who is armed with a halberd.
Harmonizer (n.) One who harmonizes.
Harpooneer (n.) An harpooner.
Hay-cutter (n.) A machine in which hay is chopped short, as fodder for cattle.
Hectoliter (n.) Alt. of Hectolitre
Hectometer (n.) Alt. of Hectometre
Heightener (n.) One who, or that which, heightens.
Hektoliter (n.) Alt. of Hektometer
Hektometer (n.) Same as Hectare, Hectogram, Hectoliter, and Hectometer.
Heliolater (n.) A worshiper of the sun.
Heliometer (n.) An instrument devised originally for measuring the diameter of the sun; now employed for delicate measurements of the distance and relative direction of two stars too far apart to be easily measured in the field of view of an ordinary telescope.
Hellbender (n.) A large North American aquatic salamander (Protonopsis horrida or Menopoma Alleghaniensis). It is very voracious and very tenacious of life. Also called alligator, and water dog.
Hell-diver (n.) The dabchick.
Herrnhuter (n.) One of the Moravians; -- so called from the settlement of Herrnhut (the Lord's watch) made, about 1722, by the Moravians at the invitation of Nicholas Lewis, count of Zinzendorf, upon his estate in the circle of Bautzen.
Heteropter (n.) One of the Heteroptera.
Highbinder (n.) A ruffian; one who hounds, or spies upon, another; app. esp. to the members of certain alleged societies among the Chinese.
Highlander (n.) An inhabitant of highlands, especially of the Highlands of Scotland.
Hornblower (n.) One who, or that which, blows a horn.
Horoscoper (n.) Alt. of Horoscopist
Horseshoer (n.) One who shoes horses.
Hospitaler (n.) One residing in a hospital, for the purpose of receiving the poor, the sick, and strangers.
Hospitaler (n.) One of an order of knights who built a hospital at Jerusalem for pilgrims, A. D. 1042. They were called Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, and after the removal of the order to Malta, Knights of Malta.
Hucksterer (n.) A huckster.
Hybridizer (n.) One who hybridizes.
Hydrometer (n.) An instrument for determining the specific gravities of liquids, and thence the strength spirituous liquors, sa
Hydrometer (n.) An instrument, variously constructed, used for measuring the velocity or discharge of water, as in rivers, from reservoirs, etc., and called by various specific names according to its construction or use, as tachometer, rheometer, hydrometer, pendulum, etc.; a current gauge.
Hydropiper (n.) A species (Polygonum Hydropiper) of knotweed with acrid foliage; water pepper; smartweed.
Hygrometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the degree of moisture of the atmosphere.
Hymenopter (n.) One of the Hymenoptera.
Hypermeter (n.) A verse which has a redundant syllable or foot; a hypercatalectic verse.
Hypermeter (n.) Hence, anything exceeding the ordinary standard.
Hypnotizer (n.) One who hypnotizes.
Hypsometer (n.) An instrument for measuring heights by observation of barometric pressure; esp., one for determining heights by ascertaining the boiling point of water. It consists of a vessel for water, with a lamp for heating it, and an inclosed thermometer for showing the temperature of ebullition.
Iconolater (n.) One who worships images.
Ill-wisher (n.) One who wishes ill to another; an enemy.
Imbitterer (n.) One who, or that which, imbitters.
Impoisoner (n.) A poisoner.
Importuner (n.) One who importunes.
Imprisoner (n.) One who imprisons.
Improviser (n.) One who improvises.
Incloister (v. t.) To confine as in a cloister; to cloister.
Influencer (n.) One who, or that which, influences.
Inregister (v. t.) To register; to enter, as in a register.
Instituter (n.) An institutor.
Instructer (n.) See Instructor.
Insurancer (n.) One who effects insurance; an insurer; an underwriter.
Interceder (n.) One who intercedes; an intercessor; a mediator.
Interferer (n.) One who interferes.
Interloper (n.) One who interlopes; one who interlopes; one who unlawfully intrudes upon a property, a station, or an office; one who interferes wrongfully or officiously.
Interluder (n.) An actor who performs in an interlude.
Interposer (n.) One who, or that which, interposes or intervenes; an obstacle or interruption; a mediator or agent between parties.
Intervener (n.) One who intervenes; especially (Law), a person who assumes a part in a suit between others.
Introducer (n.) One who, or that which, introduces.
Ironmaster (n.) A manufacturer of iron, or large dealer therein.
Ironmonger (n.) A dealer in iron or hardware.
Javelinier (n.) A soldier armed with a javelin.
Joe Miller () A jest book; a stale jest; a worn-out joke.
Klinometer (n.) See Clinometer.
Lackluster (n.) Alt. of Lacklustre
Lactometer (n.) An instrument for estimating the purity or richness of milk, as a measuring glass, a specific gravity bulb, or other apparatus.
Lager beer () Originally a German beer, but now also made in immense quantities in the United States; -- so called from its being laid up or stored for some months before use.
Landholder (n.) A holder, owner, or proprietor of land.
Landleaper (n.) See Landlouper.
Landlouper (n.) A vagabond; a vagrant.
Landlubber (n.) One who passes his life on land; -- so called among seamen in contempt or ridicule.
Landwaiter (n.) See Landing waiter, under Landing, a.
Languisher (n.) One who languishes.
Lawbreaker (n.) One who disobeys the law; a criminal.
Lepidopter (n.) One of the Lepidoptera.
Litraneter (n.) An instrument for ascertaining the specific gravity of liquids.
Loanmonger (n.) A dealer in, or negotiator of, loans.
Lombardeer (n.) A pawnbroker.
Lovemonger (n.) One who deals in affairs of love.
Lumpsucker (n.) The lumprish.
Macrometer (n.) An instrument for determining the size or distance of inaccessible objects by means of two reflectors on a common sextant.
Madrigaler (n.) A madrigalist.
Magnetizer (n.) One who, or that which, imparts magnetism.
Maintainer (n.) One who maintains.
Malingerer (n.) In the army, a soldier who feigns himself sick, or who induces or protracts an illness, in order to avoid doing his duty; hence, in general, one who shirks his duty by pretending illness or inability.
Maneuverer (n.) Alt. of Manoeuvrer
Manoeuvrer (n.) One who maneuvers.
Manqueller (n.) A killer of men; a manslayer.
Manstealer (n.) A person who steals or kidnaps a human being or beings.
Mariolater (n.) One who worships the Virgin Mary.
Masticater (n.) One who masticates.
Matchmaker (n.) One who makes matches for burning or kinding.
Matchmaker (n.) One who tries to bring about marriages.
Medicaster (n.) A quack.
Meliorater (n.) Same as Meliorator.
Merrymaker (n.) One who makes merriment or indulges in conviviality; a jovial comrade.
Mesmerizer (n.) One who mesmerizes.
Mesogaster (n.) The fold of peritoneum connecting the stomach with the dorsal wall of the abdominal cavity; the mesogastrium.
Metacenter (n.) Alt. of -tre
Methodizer (n.) One who methodizes.
Metrometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the size of the womb.
Micrometer (n.) An instrument, used with a telescope or microscope, for measuring minute distances, or the apparent diameters of objects which subtend minute angles. The measurement given directly is that of the image of the object formed at the focus of the object glass.
Microweber (n.) The millionth part of one weber.
Midfeather (n.) A vertical water space in a fire box or combustion chamber.
Midfeather (n.) A support for the center of a tunnel.
Milliliter (n.) Alt. of Millilitre
Millimeter (n.) Alt. of Millimetre
Milliweber (n.) The thousandth part of one weber.
Misjoinder (n.) An incorrect union of parties or of causes of action in a procedure, criminal or civil.
Mismanager (n.) One who manages ill.
Misspender (n.) One who misspends.
Mistruster (n.) One who mistrusts.
Modernizer (n.) One who modernizes.
Monkflower (n.) A name of certain curious orchids which bear three kinds of flowers formerly referred to three genera, but now ascertained to be sexually different forms of the same genus (Catasetum tridentatum, etc.).
Moonflower (n.) The oxeye daisy; -- called also moon daisy.
Moonflower (n.) A kind of morning glory (Ipomoea Bona-nox) with large white flowers opening at night.
Moonshiner (n.) A person engaged in illicit distilling; -- so called because the work is largely done at night.
Mossbanker (n.) Alt. of Mossbunker
Mossbunker (n.) The menhaded.
Mountainer (n.) A mountaineer.
Multiplier (n.) One who, or that which, multiplies or increases number.
Multiplier (n.) The number by which another number is multiplied. See the Note under Multiplication.
Multiplier (n.) An instrument for multiplying or increasing by repetition or accumulation the intensity of a force or action, as heat or electricity. It is particularly used to render such a force or action appreciable or measurable when feeble. See Thermomultiplier.
Myrialiter (n.) Alt. of Myrialitre
Myriameter (n.) Alt. of Myriametre
Mythologer (n.) A mythologist.
Newsmonger (n.) One who deals in news; one who is active in hearing and telling news.
News-vnder (n.) A seller of newspapers.
Nitrometer (n.) An apparatus for determining the amount of nitrogen or some of its compounds in any substance subjected to analysis; an azotometer.
Nonjoinder (n.) The omission of some person who ought to have been made a plaintiff or defendant in a suit, or of some cause of action which ought to be joined.
Northerner (n.) One born or living in the north.
Northerner (n.) A native or inhabitant of the Northern States; -- contradistinguished from Southerner.
Note paper () Writing paper, not exceeding in size, when folded once, five by eight inches.
Nutbreaker (n.) The European nuthatch.
Nutbreaker (n.) The nutcracker.
Nutcracker (n.) An instrument for cracking nuts.
Nutcracker (n.) A European bird (Nucifraga caryocatactes), allied to the magpie and crow. Its color is dark brown, spotted with white. It feeds on nuts, seeds, and insects.
Nutcracker (n.) The American, or Clarke's, nutcracker (Picicorvus Columbianus) of Western North America.
Oblationer (n.) One who makes an offering as an act worship or reverence.
Obstructer (n.) One who obstructs or hinders.
Occasioner (n.) One who, or that which, occasions, causes, or produces.
Ombrometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the rain that falls; a rain gauge.
Operameter (n.) An instrument or machine for measuring work done, especially for ascertaining the number of rotations made by a machine or wheel in manufacturing cloth; a counter.
Opiniaster (a.) Alt. of Opiniatre
Opisometer (n.) An instrument with a revolving wheel for measuring a curved
Opsiometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the limits of distincts vision in different individuals, and thus determiming the proper focal length of a lens for correcting imperfect sight.
Ornamenter (n.) One who ornaments; a decorator.
Osspringer (n.) The osprey.
Osteologer (n.) One versed in osteology; an osteologist.
Outdweller (n.) One who holds land in a parish, but lives elsewhere.
Outflatter (v. t.) To exceed in flattering.
Outsettler (n.) One who settles at a distance, or away, from others.
Overlander (n.) One who travels over lands or countries; one who travels overland.
Overlinger (v. t.) To cause to linger; to detain too long.
Overlooker (n.) One who overlooks.
Overmanner (adv.) In an excessive manner; excessively.
Overmaster (v. t.) To overpower; to subdue; to vanquish; to govern.
Overpamper (v. t.) To pamper excessively; to feed or dress too much.
Overpester (v. t.) To pester exceedingly or excessively.
Overrunner (n.) One that overruns.
Overturner (n.) One who overturns.
Overweener (n.) One who overweens.
Ozonometer (n.) An instrument for ascertaining the amount of ozone in the atmosphere, or in any gaseous mixture.
Pachometer (n.) An instrument for measuring thickness, as of the glass of a mirror, or of paper; a pachymeter.
Pachymeter (n.) Same as Pachometer.
Painstaker (n.) One who takes pains; one careful and faithful in all work.
Pallbearer (n.) One of those who attend the coffin at a funeral; -- so called from the pall being formerly carried by them.
Pantometer (n.) An instrument for measuring angles for determining elevations, distances, etc.
Pathfinder (n.) One who discovers a way or path; one who explores untraversed regions.
Patronizer (n.) One who patronizes.
Pawnbroker (n.) One who makes a business of lending money on the security of personal property pledged or deposited in his keeping.
Peacemaker (n.) One who makes peace by reconciling parties that are at variance.
Peirameter (n.) A dynamometer for measuring the force required to draw wheel carriages on roads of different constructions.
Pelvimeter (n.) An instrument for measuring the dimensions of the pelvis.
Penitencer (n.) A priest who heard confession and enjoined penance in extraordinary cases.
Pentameter (n.) A verse of five feet.
Pentameter (a.) Having five metrical feet.
Perruquier (n.) A marker of perukes or wigs.
Petitioner (n.) One who presents a petition.
Philologer (n.) A philologist.
Phonologer (n.) A phonologist.
Phonometer (n.) An instrument for measuring sounds, as to their intensity, or the frequency of the vibrations.
Photometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the intensity of light, or, more especially, for comparing the relative intensities of different lights, or their relative illuminating power.
Phycomater (n.) A gelatin in which the algae spores have been supposed to vegetate.
Piezometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the compressibility of liquids.
Piezometer (n.) A gauge connected with a water main to show the pressure at that point.
Pinfeather (n.) A feather not fully developed; esp., a rudimentary feather just emerging through the skin.
Pipe layer () One who lays conducting pipes in the ground, as for water, gas, etc.
Pipe layer () A politician who works in secret; -- in this sense, usually written as one word.
Planimeter (n.) An instrument for measuring the area of any plane figure, however irregular, by passing a tracer around the bounding
Planometer (n.) An instrument for gauging or testing a plane surface. See Surface gauge, under Surface.
Platometer (n.) See Planimeter.
Platonizer (n.) One who Platonizes.
Platymeter (n.) An apparatus for measuring the capacity of condensers, or the inductive capacity of dielectrics.
Playwriter (n.) A writer of plays; a dramatist; a playwright.
Pleximeter (n.) A small, hard, elastic plate, as of ivory, bone, or rubber, placed in contact with body to receive the blow, in examination by mediate percussion.
Plumassier (n.) One who prepares or deals in ornamental plumes or feathers.
Pluralizer (n.) A pluralist.
Posttiller (n.) See Postiler.
Postmaster (n.) One who has charge of a station for the accommodation of travelers; one who supplies post horses.
Postmaster (n.) One who has charge of a post office, and the distribution and forwarding of mails.
Pourparler (n.) A consultation preliminary to a treaty.
Preconquer (v. t.) To conquer in anticipation.
Prescriber (n.) One who prescribes.
Proclaimer (n.) One who proclaims.
Prohibiter (n.) One who prohibits or forbids; a forbidder; an interdicter.
Prologizer (n.) One who prologizes.
Promenader (n.) One who promenades.
Pronouncer (n.) One who pronounces, utters, or declares; also, a pronouncing book.
Prophesier (n.) A prophet.
Propounder (n.) One who propounds, proposes, or offers for consideration.
Proscriber (n.) One who, or that which, proscribes, denounces, or prohibits.
Protracter (n.) A protractor.
Protureter (n.) The duct of a pronephros.
Pulmometer (n.) A spirometer.
Pulsimeter (n.) A sphygmograph.
Pulsometer (n.) A device, with valves, for raising water by steam, partly by atmospheric pressure, and partly by the direct action of the steam on the water, without the intervention of a piston; -- also called vacuum pump.
Pulsometer (n.) A pulsimeter.
Pulverizer (n.) One who, or that which, pulverizes.
Pycnometer (n.) A specific gravity bottle; a standard flask for measuring and comparing the densities of liquids.
Questioner (n.) One who asks questions; an inquirer.
Radiometer (n.) A forestaff.
Radiometer (n.) An instrument designed for measuring the mechanical effect of radiant energy.
Readjuster (n.) One who, or that which, readjusts; in some of the States of the United States, one who advocates a refunding, and sometimes a partial repudiation, of the State debt without the consent of the State's creditors.
Rebaptizer (n.) One who rebaptizes.
Recognizer (n.) One who recognizes; a recognizor.
Recomposer (n.) One who recomposes.
Reconciler (n.) One who reconciles.
Reconsider (v. t.) To consider again; as, to reconsider a subject.
Reconsider (v. t.) To take up for renewed consideration, as a motion or a vote which has been previously acted upon.
Rediscover (v. t.) To discover again.
Red-letter (a.) Of or pertaining to a red letter; marked by red letters.
Reimburser (n.) One who reimburses.
Religioner (n.) A religionist.
Rememberer (n.) One who remembers.
Rencounter (v. t.) To meet unexpectedly; to encounter.
Rencounter (v. t.) To attack hand to hand.
Rencounter (v. i.) To meet unexpectedly; to encounter in a hostile manner; to come in collision; to skirmish.
Rencounter (n.) A meeting of two persons or bodies; a collision; especially, a meeting in opposition or contest; a combat, action, or engagement.
Rencounter (n.) A causal combat or action; a sudden contest or fight without premeditation, as between individuals or small parties.
Reproacher (n.) One who reproaches.
Reprobater (n.) One who reprobates.
Reproducer (n.) One who, or that which, reproduces.
Rep-silver (n.) Money anciently paid by servile tenants to their lord, in lieu of the customary service of reaping his corn or grain.
Researcher (n.) One who researches.
Residenter (n.) A resident.
Restrainer (n.) One who, or that which, restrains.
Retributer (n.) One who makes retribution.
Reverencer (n.) One who regards with reverence.
Rhysimeter (n.) An instrument, acting on the principle of Pitot's tube, for measuring the velocity of a fluid current, the speed of a ship, etc.
Ringleader (n.) The leader of a circle of dancers; hence, the leader of a number of persons acting together; the leader of a herd of animals.
Ringleader (n.) Opprobriously, a leader of a body of men engaged in the violation of law or in an illegal enterprise, as rioters, mutineers, or the like.
Ringmaster (n.) One in charge of the performances (as of horses) within the ring in a circus.
Rocksucker (n.) A lamprey.
Ropedancer (n.) One who dances, walks, or performs acrobatic feats, on a rope extended through the air at some height.
Ropewalker (n.) A ropedancer.
Rose water () Water tinctured with roses by distillation.
Rose-water (a.) Having the odor of rose water; hence, affectedly nice or delicate; sentimental.
Roughhewer (n.) One who roughhews.
Roughrider (n.) One who breaks horses; especially (Mil.), a noncommissioned officer in the British cavalry, whose duty is to assist the riding master.
Sacrificer (n.) One who sacrifices.
Salamander (n.) Any one of numerous species of Urodela, belonging to Salamandra, Amblystoma, Plethodon, and various allied genera, especially those that are more or less terrestrial in their habits.
Salamander (n.) The pouched gopher (Geomys tuza) of the Southern United States.
Salamander (n.) A culinary utensil of metal with a plate or disk which is heated, and held over pastry, etc., to brown it.
Salamander (n.) A large poker.
Salamander (n.) Solidified material in a furnace hearth.
Sanctifier (n.) One who sanctifies, or makes holy; specifically, the Holy Spirit.
Sandbagger (n.) An assaulter whose weapon is a sand bag. See Sand bag, under Sand.
Sandhiller (n.) A nickname given to any "poor white" living in the pine woods which cover the sandy hills in Georgia and South Carolina.
Sandnecker (n.) A European flounder (Hippoglossoides limandoides); -- called also rough dab, long fluke, sand fluke, and sand sucker.
Sanguifier (n.) A producer of blood.
Saponifier (n.) That which saponifies; any reagent used to cause saponification.
Scaphander (n.) The case, or impermeable apparel, in which a diver can work while under water.
Schenkbeer (n.) A mild German beer.
Scrutineer (n.) A scrutinizer; specifically, an examiner of votes, as at an election.
Sea flewer () A sea anemone, or any related anthozoan.
Sea ginger () A hydroid coral of the genus Millepora, especially M. alcicornis, of the West Indies and Florida. So called because it stings the tongue like ginger. See Illust. under Millepore.
Sea hulver () Sea holly.
Sea lawyer () The gray snapper. See under Snapper.
Sea letter () The customary certificate of national character which neutral merchant vessels are bound to carry in time of war; a passport for a vessel and cargo.
Sea plover () the black-bellied plover.
Sea robber () A pirate; a sea rover.
Sea slater () Any isopod crustacean of the genus Ligia.
Sea spider () Any maioid crab; a spider crab. See Maioid, and Spider crab, under Spider.
Sea spider () Any pycnogonid.
Seersucker (n.) A light fabric, originally made in the East Indies, of silk and
Semiquaver (n.) A note of half the duration of the quaver; -- now usually called a sixsteenth note.
Sensitizer (n.) An agent that sensitizes.
Sermonizer (n.) One who sermonizes.
Sheepbiter (n.) One who practices petty thefts.
Sheerwater (n.) The shearwater.
Shipholder (n.) A shipowner.
Shipmaster (n.) The captain, master, or commander of a ship.
Shopkeeper (n.) A trader who sells goods in a shop, or by retail; -- in distinction from one who sells by wholesale.
Shoplifter (n.) One who steals anything in a shop, or takes goods privately from a shop; one who, under pretense of buying goods, takes occasion to steal.
Shopwalker (n.) One who walks about in a shop as an overseer and director. Cf. Floorwalker.
Sidewinder (n.) See Horned rattler, under Horned.
Sidewinder (n.) A heavy swinging blow from the side, which disables an adversary.
Sight-seer (n.) One given to seeing sights or noted things, or eager for novelties or curiosities.
Simulacher (n.) Alt. of Simulachre
Siphonifer (n.) Any cephalopod having a siphonate shell.
Sismometer (n.) See Seismometer.
Six-footer (n.) One who is six feet tall.
Skirmisher (n.) One who skirmishes.
Skirmisher (n.) Soldiers deployed in loose order, to cover the front or flanks of an advancing army or a marching column.
Sleepwaker (n.) On in a state of magnetic or mesmeric sleep.
Slidometer (n.) An instrument for indicating and recording shocks to railway cars occasioned by sudden stopping.
Slopseller (n.) One who sells slops, or ready-made clothes. See 4th Slop, 3.
Solemnizer (n.) One who solemnizes.
Soothsayer (n.) One who foretells events by the art of soothsaying; a prognosticator.
Soothsayer (n.) A mantis.
Southerner (n.) An inhabitant or native of the south, esp. of the Southern States of North America; opposed to Northerner.
Southsayer (n.) See Soothsayer.
Spirometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the vital capacity of the lungs, or the volume of air which can be expelled from the chest after the deepest possible inspiration. Cf. Pneumatometer.
Splutterer (n.) One who splutters.
Squanderer (n.) One who squanders.
Stadimeter (n.) A horizontal graduated bar mounted on a staff, used as a stadium, or telemeter, for measuring distances.
Starmonger (n.) A fortune teller; an astrologer; -- used in contempt.
Stepfather (n.) The husband of one's mother by a subsequent marriage.
Stepladder (n.) A portable set of steps.
Stepmother (n.) The wife of one's father by a subsequent marriage.
Stepsister (n.) A daughter of one's stepfather or stepmother by a former marriage.
Stockinger (n.) A stocking weaver.
Stultifier (n.) One who stultifies.
Stylometer (n.) An instrument for measuring columns.
Subalmoner (n.) An under almoner.
Subcaliber (a.) Smaller than the caliber of a firearm.
Subchanter (n.) An underchanter; a precentor's deputy in a cathedral; a succentor.
Subjoinder (n.) An additional remark.
Subofficer (n.) An under or subordinate officer.
Subscriber (n.) One who subscribes; one who contributes to an undertaking by subscribing.
Subscriber (n.) One who enters his name for a paper, book, map, or the like.
Subtilizer (n.) One who subtilizes.
Subtracter (n.) One who subtracts.
Subtracter (n.) The subtrahend.
Sun-burner (n.) A circle or cluster of gas-burners for lighting and ventilating public buildings.
Superorder (n.) A group intermediate in importance between an order and a subclass.
Supplanter (n.) One who supplants.
Surcharger (n.) One who surcharges.
Surmounter (n.) One who, or that which, surmounts.
Surrebuter (n.) The reply of a plaintiff to a defendant's rebutter.
Sweetbrier (n.) A kind of rose (Rosa rubiginosa) with minutely glandular and fragrant foliage. The small-flowered sweetbrier is Rosa micrantha.
Sweetwater (n.) A variety of white grape, having a sweet watery juice; -- also called white sweetwater, and white muscadine.
Syllogizer (n.) One who syllogizes.
Symbolizer (n.) One who symbolizes.
Systemizer (n.) One who systemizes, or reduces to system; a systematizer.
Tachometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the velocity, or indicating changes in the velocity, of a moving body or substance.
Tachometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the velocity of running water in a river or canal, consisting of a wheel with inc
Tachometer (n.) An instrument for showing at any moment the speed of a revolving shaft, consisting of a delicate revolving conical pendulum which is driven by the shaft, and the action of which by change of speed moves a pointer which indicates the speed on a graduated dial.
Tachometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the velocity of the blood; a haematachometer.
Tail-water (n.) Water in a tailrace.
Talebearer (n.) One who officiously tells tales; one who impertinently or maliciously communicates intelligence, scandal, etc., and makes mischief.
Taleteller (n.) One who tells tales or stories, especially in a mischievous or officious manner; a talebearer; a telltale; a tattler.
Tantalizer (n.) One who tantalizes.
Taskmaster (n.) One who imposes a task, or burdens another with labor; one whose duty is to assign tasks; an overseer.
Tea-saucer (n.) A small saucer in which a teacup is set.
Teetotaler (n.) One pledged to entire abstinence from all intoxicating drinks.
Temporizer (n.) One who temporizes; one who yields to the time, or complies with the prevailing opinions, fashions, or occasions; a trimmer.
Tenthmeter (n.) Alt. of Tenthmetre
Tetrameter (n.) A verse or
Theosopher (n.) A theosophist.
Thereafter (adv.) After that; afterward.
Thereafter (adv.) According to that; accordingly.
Thereafter (adv.) Of that sort.
Thereunder (adv.) Under that or this.
Threatener (n.) One who threatens.
Tidewaiter (n.) A customhouse officer who watches the landing of goods from merchant vessels, in order to secure payment of duties.
Timekeeper (n.) A clock, watch, or other chronometer; a timepiece.
Timekeeper (n.) A person who keeps, marks, regulates, or determines the time.
Timekeeper (n.) A person who keeps a record of the time spent by workmen at their work.
Timekeeper (n.) One who gives the time for the departure of conveyances.
Timekeeper (n.) One who marks the time in musical performances.
Timekeeper (n.) One appointed to mark and declare the time of participants in races or other contests.
Timeserver (n.) One who adapts his opinions and manners to the times; one who obsequiously compiles with the ruling power; -- now used only in a bad sense.
Tobogganer (n.) Alt. of Tobogganist
Tonguester (n.) One who uses his tongue; a talker; a story-teller; a gossip.
Top-hamper (n.) The upper rigging, spars, etc., of a ship.
Town-crier (n.) A town officer who makes proclamations to the people; the public crier of a town.
Trafficker (n.) One who traffics, or carries on commerce; a trader; a merchant.
Transmuter (n.) One who transmutes.
Transposer (n.) One who transposes.
Trespasser (n.) One who commits a trespass
Trespasser (n.) One who enters upon another's land, or violates his rights.
Trespasser (n.) A transgressor of the moral law; an offender; a sinner.
Triaconter (n.) A vessel with thirty banks of oars, or, as some say, thirty ranks of rowers.
Tribometer (n.) An instrument to ascertain the degree of friction in rubbing surfaces.
Trichopter (n.) One of the Trichoptera.
Trochanter (n.) One of two processes near the head of the femur, the outer being called the great trochanter, and the inner the small trochanter.
Trochanter (n.) The third joint of the leg of an insect, or the second when the trochantine is united with the coxa.
Tufthunter (n.) A hanger-on to noblemen, or persons of quality, especially in English universities; a toady. See 1st Tuft, 3.
Two-decker (n.) A vessel of war carrying guns on two decks.
Typesetter (n.) One who, or that which, sets type; a compositor; a machine for setting type.
Typewriter (n.) An instrument for writing by means of type, a typewheel, or the like, in which the operator makes use of a sort of keyboard, in order to obtain printed impressions of the characters upon paper.
Typewriter (n.) One who uses such an instrument.
Umbellifer (n.) A plant producing an umbel or umbels.
Unbeliever (n.) One who does not believe; an incredulous person; a doubter; a skeptic.
Unbeliever (n.) A disbeliever; especially, one who does not believe that the Bible is a divine revelation, and holds that Christ was neither a divine nor a supernatural person; an infidel; a freethinker.
Uncloister (v. t.) To release from a cloister, or from confinement or seclusion; to set free; to liberate.
Underlayer (n.) One who, or that which, underlays or is underlaid; a lower layer.
Underlayer (n.) A perpendicular shaft sunk to cut the lode at any required depth.
Underminer (n.) One who undermines.
Undertaker (n.) One who undertakes; one who engages in any project or business.
Undertaker (n.) One who stipulates or covenants to perform any work for another; a contractor.
Undertaker (n.) Specifically, one who takes the charge and management of funerals.
Undeserver (n.) One of no merit; one who is nor deserving or worthy.
Unencumber (v. t.) To free from incumbrance; to disencumber.
Uran-ocher (n.) Alt. of Uran-ochre
Urinometer (n.) A small hydrometer for determining the specific gravity of urine.
Vanquisher (n.) One who, or that which, vanquishes.
Viatometer (n.) A viameter.
Villanizer (n.) One who villanizes.
Voltameter (n.) An instrument for measuring the voltaic electricity passing through it, by its effect in decomposing water or some other chemical compound acting as an electrolyte.
Vulcanizer (n.) One who, or that which, vulcanizes; esp., an apparatus for vulcanizing caoutchouc.
Wag-halter (n.) One who moves or wears a halter; one likely to be hanged.
Wallflower (n.) A perennial, cruciferous plant (Cheiranthus Cheiri), with sweet-scented flowers varying in color from yellow to orange and deep red. In Europe it very common on old walls.
Wallflower (n.) A lady at a ball, who, either from choice, or because not asked to dance, remains a spectator.
Watchmaker (n.) One whose occupation is to make and repair watches.
Watchtower (n.) A tower in which a sentinel is placed to watch for enemies, the approach of danger, or the like.
Water deer () A small Chinese deer (Hydropotes inermis). Both sexes are destitute of antlers, but the male has large, descending canine tusks.
Water deer () The water chevrotain.
Wellwisher (n.) One who wishes another well; one who is benevolently or friendlily inc
Wharfinger (n.) A man who owns, or has the care of, a wharf.
Whatsoe'er (pron.) A contraction of whatsoever; -- used in poetry.
Whatsoever (pron. & a.) Whatever.
Whenceever (adv. & conj.) Whencesoever.
Whensoever (adv. & conj.) At what time soever; at whatever time; whenever.
Whomsoever (pron.) The objective of whosoever. See Whosoever.
Windflower (n.) The anemone; -- so called because formerly supposed to open only when the wind was blowing. See Anemone.
Winebibber (n.) One who drinks much wine.
Withdrawer (n.) One who withdraws; one who takes back, or retracts.
Withholder (n.) One who withholds.
Woodcutter (n.) A person who cuts wood.
Woodcutter (n.) An engraver on wood.
Woodhacker (n.) The yaffle.
Woodlander (n.) A dweller in a woodland.
Wood-layer (n.) A young oak, or other timber plant, laid down in a hedge among the whitethorn or other plants used in hedges.
Woodmonger (n.) A wood seller.
Woodpecker (n.) Any one of numerous species of scansorial birds belonging to Picus and many allied genera of the family Picidae.
Woolgrower (n.) One who raises sheep for the production of wool.
Workmaster (n.) The performer of any work; a master workman.
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Author: Mark McCracken is a corporate trainer and author living in Higashi Osaka, Japan. He is the author of thousands of online articles as well as the Business English textbook, "25 Business Skills in English".