10 letter words whose second letter is A
Babblement (n.) Babble.
Babiroussa (n.) Alt. of Babirussa
Babylonian (a.) Of or pertaining to the real or to the mystical Babylon, or to the ancient kingdom of Babylonia; Chaldean.
Babylonian (n.) An inhabitant of Babylonia (which included Chaldea); a Chaldean.
Babylonian (n.) An astrologer; -- so called because the Chaldeans were remarkable for the study of astrology.
Babylonish (n.) Of or pertaining to, or made in, Babylon or Babylonia.
Babylonish (n.) Pertaining to the Babylon of Revelation xiv. 8.
Babylonish (n.) Pertaining to Rome and papal power.
Babylonish (n.) Confused; Babel-like.
Babyroussa (n.) Alt. of Babyrussa
Bacchantes (pl. ) of Bacchant
Bacchantes (pl. ) of Bacchante
Bacchantic (a.) Bacchanalian.
Backbiting (n.) Secret slander; detraction.
Backfriend (n.) A secret enemy.
Backgammon (n.) A game of chance and skill, played by two persons on a "board" marked off into twenty-four spaces called "points". Each player has fifteen pieces, or "men", the movements of which from point to point are determined by throwing dice. Formerly called tables.
Backgammon (v. i.) In the game of backgammon, to beat by ending the game before the loser is clear of his first "table".
Background (n.) Ground in the rear or behind, or in the distance, as opposed to the foreground, or the ground in front.
Background (n.) The space which is behind and subordinate to a portrait or group of figures.
Background (n.) Anything behind, serving as a foil; as, the statue had a background of red hangings.
Background (n.) A place in obscurity or retirement, or out of sight.
Backhanded (a.) With the hand turned backward; as, a backhanded blow.
Backhanded (a.) Indirect; awkward; insincere; sarcastic; as, a backhanded compliment.
Backhanded (a.) Turned back, or inclining to the left; as, a backhanded letters.
Backhander (n.) A backhanded blow.
Backsheesh (n.) Alt. of Backshish
Backslider (n.) One who backslides.
Backstairs (a.) Alt. of Backstair
Backstitch (n.) A stitch made by setting the needle back of the end of the last stitch, and bringing it out in front of the end.
Backstitch (v. i.) To sew with backstitches; as, to backstitch a seam.
Backstress (n.) A female baker.
Backwardly (adv.) Reluctantly; slowly; aversely.
Backwardly (adv.) Perversely; ill.
Bafflement (n.) The process or act of baffling, or of being baffled; frustration; check.
Bain-marie (n.) A vessel for holding hot water in which another vessel may be heated without scorching its contents; -- used for warming or preparing food or pharmaceutical preparations.
Baisemains (n. pl.) Respects; compliments.
Baked-meat (n.) A pie; baked food.
Balas ruby () A variety of spinel ruby, of a pale rose red, or inclining to orange. See Spinel.
Balaustine (n.) The pomegranate tree (Punica granatum). The bark of the root, the rind of the fruit, and the flowers are used medicinally.
Balbutiate (v. i.) Alt. of Balbucinate
Bald eagle () The white-headed eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) of America. The young, until several years old, lack the white feathers on the head.
Balderdash (n.) A worthless mixture, especially of liquors.
Balderdash (n.) Senseless jargon; ribaldry; nonsense; trash.
Balderdash (v. t.) To mix or adulterate, as liquors.
Bald-faced (a.) Having a white face or a white mark on the face, as a stag.
Baldheaded (a.) Having a bald head.
Ballasting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ballast
Ballastage (n.) A toll paid for the privilege of taking up ballast in a port or harbor.
Ballasting (n.) That which is used for steadying anything; ballast.
Ballistics (n.) The science or art of hurling missile weapons by the use of an engine.
Ballooning (n.) The art or practice of managing balloons or voyaging in them.
Ballooning (n.) The process of temporarily raising the value of a stock, as by fictitious sales.
Balloonist (n.) An aeronaut.
Balneation (n.) The act of bathing.
Balneatory (a.) Belonging to a bath.
Balneology (n.) A treatise on baths; the science of bathing.
Balsamical (a.) Having the qualities of balsam; containing, or resembling, balsam; soft; mitigative; soothing; restorative.
Balustered (a.) Having balusters.
Balustrade (n.) A row of balusters topped by a rail, serving as an open parapet, as along the edge of a balcony, terrace, bridge, staircase, or the eaves of a building.
Bamboozled (imp. & p. p.) of Bamboozle
Bamboozler (n.) A swindler; one who deceives by trickery.
Banalities (pl. ) of Banality
Bandmaster (n.) The conductor of a musical band.
Banishment (n.) The act of banishing, or the state of being banished.
Bankrupted (imp. & p. p.) of Bankrupt
Bankruptcy (n.) The state of being actually or legally bankrupt.
Bankruptcy (n.) The act or process of becoming a bankrupt.
Bankruptcy (n.) Complete loss; -- followed by of.
Bank-sided (a.) Having sides inclining inwards, as a ship; -- opposed to wall-sided.
Banqueting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Banquet
Banquetter (n.) One who banquets; one who feasts or makes feasts.
Banstickle (n.) A small fish, the three-spined stickleback.
Bantingism (n.) A method of reducing corpulence by avoiding food containing much farinaceous, saccharine, or oily matter; -- so called from William Banting of London.
Baptistery (n.) Alt. of Baptistry
Baptizable (a.) Capable of being baptized; fit to be baptized.
Barbarized (imp. & p. p.) of Barbarize
Barbecuing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Barbecue
Barbellate (a.) Having short, stiff hairs, often barbed at the point.
Barcarolle (n.) A popular song or melody sung by Venetian gondoliers.
Barcarolle (n.) A piece of music composed in imitation of such a song.
Barebacked (a.) Having the back uncovered; as, a barebacked horse.
Barefooted (a.) Having the feet bare.
Barehanded (n.) Having bare hands.
Bareheaded (a. & adv.) Alt. of Barehead
Barelegged (a.) Having the legs bare.
Barenecked (a.) Having the neck bare.
Bargaining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bargain
Bargeboard (n.) A vergeboard.
Barkantine (n.) Same as Barkentine.
Barkentine (n.) A threemasted vessel, having the foremast square-rigged, and the others schooner-rigged. [Spelled also barquentine, barkantine, etc.] See Illust. in Append.
Bark louse () An insect of the family Coccidae, which infests the bark of trees and vines.
Barleycorn (n.) A grain or "corn" of barley.
Barleycorn (n.) Formerly , a measure of length, equal to the average length of a grain of barley; the third part of an inch.
Barmecidal (a.) Unreal; illusory.
Barometric (a.) Alt. of Barometrical
Baronetage (n.) State or rank of a baronet.
Baronetage (n.) The collective body of baronets.
Baroscopic (a.) Alt. of Baroscopical
Barraclade (n.) A home-made woolen blanket without nap.
Barratrous (/) Tainter with, or constituting, barratry.
Barred owl () A large American owl (Syrnium nebulosum); -- so called from the transverse bars of a dark brown color on the breast.
Barrelling () of Barrel
Barrenness (n.) The condition of being barren; sterility; unproductiveness.
Barrenwort (n.) An herbaceous plant of the Barberry family (Epimedium alpinum), having leaves that are bitter and said to be sudorific.
Barricaded (imp. & p. p.) of Barricade
Barricader (n.) One who constructs barricades.
Barringout (n.) The act of closing the doors of a schoolroom against a schoolmaster; -- a boyish mode of rebellion in schools.
Base-court (n.) The secondary, inferior, or rear courtyard of a large house; the outer court of a castle.
Base-court (n.) An inferior court of law, not of record.
Basicerite (n.) The second joint of the antennae of crustaceans.
Basigynium (n.) The pedicel on which the ovary of certain flowers, as the passion flower, is seated; a carpophore or thecaphore.
Basipodite (n.) The basal joint of the legs of Crustacea.
Basisolute (a.) Prolonged at the base, as certain leaves.
Basketfuls (pl. ) of Basketful
Bas-relief (n.) Low relief; sculpture, the figures of which project less than half of their true proportions; -- called also bassrelief and basso-rilievo. See Alto-rilievo.
Bassoonist (n.) A performer on the bassoon.
Bastardism (n.) The state of being a bastard; bastardy.
Bastardize (v. t.) To make or prove to be a bastard; to stigmatize as a bastard; to declare or decide legally to be illegitimate.
Bastardize (v. t.) To beget out of wedlock.
Batfowling (n.) A mode of catching birds at night, by holding a torch or other light, and beating the bush or perch where they roost. The birds, flying to the light, are caught with nets or otherwise.
Bathometer (n.) An instrument for measuring depths, esp. one for taking soundings without a sounding
Bathymetry (n.) The art or science of sounding, or measuring depths in the sea.
Batrachian (a.) Pertaining to the Batrachia.
Batrachian (n.) One of the Batrachia.
Batrachoid (a.) Froglike. Specifically: Of or pertaining to the Batrachidae, a family of marine fishes, including the toadfish. Some have poisonous dorsal spines.
Bat's-wing (a.) Alt. of Batwing
Battailant (v. i.) Prepared for battle; combatant; warlike.
Battailant (n.) A combatant.
Battailous (n.) Arrayed for battle; fit or eager for battle; warlike.
Battle-axe (n.) A kind of broadax formerly used as an offensive weapon.
Battledoor (n.) An instrument, with a handle and a flat part covered with parchment or crossed with catgut, used to strike a shuttlecock in play; also, the play of battledoor and shuttlecock.
Battledoor (n.) A child's hornbook.
Battlement (n.) One of the solid upright parts of a parapet in ancient fortifications.
Battlement (n.) pl. The whole parapet, consisting of alternate solids and open spaces. At first purely a military feature, afterwards copied on a smaller scale with decorative features, as for churches.
Bawdyhouse (n.) A house of prostitution; a house of ill fame; a brothel.
Bay-antler (n.) The second tine of a stag's horn. See under Antler.
Bayoneting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bayonet
Bay window () A window forming a bay or recess in a room, and projecting outward from the wall, either in a rectangular, polygonal, or semicircular form; -- often corruptly called a bow window.
Cabalistic (a.) Alt. of Cabalistical
Cabineting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cabinet
Cacochymia (n.) Alt. of Cacochymy
Cacochymic (a.) Alt. of Cacochymical
Cacography (n.) Incorrect or bad writing or spelling.
Cacomixtle (n.) Alt. of Cacomixl
Cacophonic (a.) Alt. of Cacophonious
Cacotechny (n.) A corruption or corrupt state of art.
Cacoxenite (n.) A hydrous phosphate of iron occurring in yellow radiated tufts. The phosphorus seriously injures it as an iron ore.
Cactaceous (a.) Belonging to, or like, the family of plants of which the prickly pear is a common example.
Cacuminate (v. i.) To make sharp or pointed.
Cadaverous (a.) Having the appearance or color of a dead human body; pale; ghastly; as, a cadaverous look.
Cadaverous (a.) Of or pertaining to, or having the qualities of, a dead body.
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.
Caen stone () A cream-colored limestone for building, found near Caen, France.
Caespitose (a.) Same as Cespitose.
Cajolement (n.) The act of cajoling; the state of being cajoled; cajolery.
Cajoleries (pl. ) of Cajolery
Cajuputene (n.) A colorless or greenish oil extracted from cajuput.
Calabarine (n.) An alkaloid resembling physostigmine and occurring with it in the calabar bean.
Calamitous (a.) Suffering calamity; wretched; miserable.
Calamitous (a.) Producing, or attended with distress and misery; making wretched; wretched; unhappy.
Calamities (pl. ) of Calamity
Calaverite (n.) A bronze-yellow massive mineral with metallic luster; a telluride of gold; -- first found in Calaveras County California.
Calcarated (a.) Having a spur, as the flower of the toadflax and larkspur; spurred.
Calcarated (a.) Armed with a spur.
Calcareous (a.) Partaking of the nature of calcite or calcium carbonate; consisting of, or containing, calcium carbonate or carbonate of lime.
Calcavella (n.) A sweet wine from Portugal; -- so called from the district of Carcavelhos.
Calcedonic (a.) Alt. of Calcedonian
Calceiform (a.) Shaped like a slipper, as one petal of the lady's-slipper; calceolate.
Calceolate (a.) Slipper-ahaped. See Calceiform.
Calcifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Calcify
Calcimined (imp. &p. p.) of Calcimine
Calciminer (n.) One who calcimines.
Calcinable (a.) That may be calcined; as, a calcinable fossil.
Calcitrant (a.) Kicking. Hence: Stubborn; refractory.
Calcitrate (v. i. & i.) To kick.
Calculable (a.) That may be calculated or ascertained by calculation.
Calculater (imp. & p. p.) of Calculate
Calculated (p. p. & a.) Worked out by calculation; as calculated tables for computing interest; ascertained or conjectured as a result of calculation; as, the calculated place of a planet; the calculated velocity of a cannon ball.
Calculated (p. p. & a.) Adapted by calculation, contrivance. or forethought to accomplish a purpose; as, to use arts calculated to deceive the people.
Calculated (p. p. & a.) Likely to produce a certain effect, whether intended or not; fitted; adapted; suited.
Calculator (n.) One who computes or reckons: one who estimates or considers the force and effect of causes, with a view to form a correct estimate of the effects.
Caledonian (a.) Of or pertaining to Caledonia or Scotland; Scottish; Scotch.
Caledonian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Caledonia or Scotland.
Caledonite (n.) A hydrous sulphate of copper and lead, found in some parts of Caledonia or Scotland.
Calefactor (n.) A heater; one who, or that which, makes hot, as a stove, etc.
Calendared (imp. & p. p.) of Calendar
Calendered (imp. & p. p.) of Calender
Calendulin (n.) A gummy or mucilaginous tasteless substance obtained from the marigold or calendula, and analogous to bassorin.
Calescence (n.) Growing warmth; increasing heat.
Calicoback (n.) The calico bass.
Calicoback (n.) An hemipterous insect (Murgantia histrionica) which injures the cabbage and other garden plants; -- called also calico bug and harlequin cabbage bug.
Caliculate (a.) Relating to, or resembling, a cup; also improperly used for calycular, calyculate.
Caligation (n.) Dimness; cloudiness.
Caliginous (a.) Affected with darkness or dimness; dark; obscure.
Caligraphy (n.) See Caligraphy.
Calliopsis (n.) A popular name given to a few species of the genus Coreopsis, especially to C. tinctoria of Arkansas.
Callithump (n.) A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
Caloricity (n.) A faculty in animals of developing and preserving the heat necessary to life, that is, the animal heat.
Caloriduct (n.) A tube or duct for conducting heat; a caliduct.
Calorifere (n.) An apparatus for conveying and distributing heat, especially by means of hot water circulating in tubes.
Calumniate (v. t.) To accuse falsely and maliciously of a crime or offense, or of something disreputable; to slander; to libel.
Calumniate (v. i.) To propagate evil reports with a design to injure the reputation of another; to make purposely false charges of some offense or crime.
Calumnious (a.) Containing or implying calumny; false, malicious, and injurious to reputation; slanderous; as, calumnious reports.
Calyciform (a.) Having the form or appearance of a calyx.
Calyculate (a.) Alt. of Calyculated
Cambrasine (n.) A kind of
Camelopard (n.) An African ruminant; the giraffe. See Giraffe.
Camelshair (a.) Of camel's hair.
Camerzting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Camerate
Cameration (n.) A vaulting or arching over.
Camerlingo (n.) The papal chamberlain; the cardinal who presides over the pope's household. He has at times possessed great power.
Cameronian (n.) A follower of the Rev. Richard Cameron, a Scotch Covenanter of the time of Charles II.
Campaigner (n.) One who has served in an army in several campaigns; an old soldier; a veteran.
Campestral (a.) Alt. of Campestrian
Camphorate (v. t.) To impregnate or treat with camphor.
Camphorate (n.) A salt of camphoric acid.
Camphorate () Alt. of Camporated
Camporated () Combined or impregnated with camphor.
Camphretic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from camphor.
Canal coal () See Cannel coal.
Canaliculi (pl. ) of Canaliculus
Cancelling () of Cancel
Cancellate (v. t.) Consisting of a network of veins, without intermediate parenchyma, as the leaves of certain plants; latticelike.
Cancellate (v. t.) Having the surface coveres with raised
Cancellous (a.) Having a spongy or porous structure; made up of cancelli; cancellated; as, the cancellous texture of parts of many bones.
Cancerated (imp. & p. p.) of Cancerate
Cancriform (a.) Having the form of, or resembling, a crab; crab-shaped.
Cancriform (a.) Like a cancer; cancerous.
Cancrinite (n.) A mineral occurring in hexagonal crystals, also massive, generally of a yellow color, containing silica, alumina, lime, soda, and carbon dioxide.
Candelabra (pl. ) of Candelabrum
Candidness (n.) The quality of being candid.
Candlebomb (n.) A small glass bubble, filled with water, which, if placed in the flame of a candle, bursts by expansion of steam.
Candlebomb (n.) A pasteboard shell used in signaling. It is filled with a composition which makes a brilliant light when it explodes.
Candlefish (n.) A marine fish (Thaleichthys Pacificus), allied to the smelt, found on the north Pacific coast; -- called also eulachon. It is so oily that, when dried, it may be used as a candle, by drawing a wick through it
Candlefish (n.) The beshow.
Canker-bit (a.) Eaten out by canker, or as by canker.
Cankeredly (adv.) Fretfully; spitefully.
Canker fly () A fly that preys on fruit.
Cankerworm (n.) The larva of two species of geometrid moths which are very injurious to fruit and shade trees by eating, and often entirely destroying, the foliage. Other similar larvae are also called cankerworms.
Cannibally (adv.) In the manner of cannibal.
Cannulated (a.) Hollow; affording a passage through its interior length for wire, thread, etc.; as, a cannulated (suture) needle.
Canon bone () The shank bone, or great bone above the fetlock, in the fore and hind legs of the horse and allied animals, corresponding to the middle metacarpal or metatarsal bone of most mammals. See Horse.
Cannonical (a.) Of or pertaining to a canon; established by, or according to a , canon or canons.
Canonicals (n. pl.) The dress prescribed by canon to be worn by a clergyman when officiating. Sometimes, any distinctive professional dress.
Canonicate (n.) The office of a canon; a canonry.
Canonicity (n.) The state or quality of being canonical; agreement with the canon.
Canonistic (a.) Of or pertaining to a canonist.
Canonizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Canonize
Cantabrian (a.) Of or pertaining to Cantabria on the Bay of Biscay in Spain.
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.
Cantaloupe (n.) A muskmelon of several varieties, having when mature, a yellowish skin, and flesh of a reddish orange color.
Cantatrice (n.) A female professional singer.
Canterbury (n.) A city in England, giving its name various articles. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury (primate of all England), and contains the shrine of Thomas a Becket, to which pilgrimages were formerly made.
Canterbury (n.) A stand with divisions in it for holding music, loose papers, etc.
Cantilever (n.) Same as Cantalever.
Cantillate (v. i.) To chant; to recite with musical tones.
Cantiniere (n.) A woman who carries a canteen for soldiers; a vivandiere.
Cantonment (n.) A town or village, or part of a town or village, assigned to a body of troops for quarters; temporary shelter or place of rest for an army; quarters.
Canvasback (n.) A Species of duck (Aythya vallisneria), esteemed for the delicacy of its flesh. It visits the United States in autumn; particularly Chesapeake Bay and adjoining waters; -- so named from the markings of the plumage on its back.
Canvassing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Canvass
Caoutchouc (n.) A tenacious, elastic, gummy substance obtained from the milky sap of several plants of tropical South America (esp. the euphorbiaceous tree Siphonia elastica or Hevea caoutchouc), Asia, and Africa. Being impermeable to liquids and gases, and not readly affected by exposure to air, acids, and alkalies, it is used, especially when vulcanized, for many purposes in the arts and in manufactures. Also called India rubber (because it was first brought from India, and was formerly used
Capability (n.) The quality of being capable; capacity; capableness; esp. intellectual power or ability.
Capability (n.) Capacity of being used or improved.
Capacified (imp. & p. p.) of Capacify
Capaciosly (adv.) In a capacious manner or degree; comprehensively.
Capacitate (v. t.) To render capable; to enable; to qualify.
Capacities (pl. ) of Capacity
Caperberry (n.) The small olive-shaped berry of the European and Oriental caper, said to be used in pickles and as a condiment.
Caperberry (n.) The currantlike fruit of the African and Arabian caper (Capparis sodado).
Caper bush () Alt. of Caper tree
Caper tree () See Capper, a plant, 2.
Capercally (n.) A species of grouse (Tetrao uragallus) of large size and fine flavor, found in northern Europe and formerly in Scotland; -- called also cock of the woods.
Capillaire (n.) A sirup prepared from the maiden-hair, formerly supposed to have medicinal properties.
Capillaire (n.) Any simple sirup flavored with orange flowers.
Capistrate (a.) Hooded; cowled.
Capitalist (n.) One who has capital; one who has money for investment, or money invested; esp. a person of large property, which is employed in business.
Capitalize (v. t.) To convert into capital, or to use as capital.
Capitalize (v. t.) To compute, appraise, or assess the capital value of (a patent right, an annuity, etc.)
Capitalize (v. t.) To print in capital letters, or with an initial capital.
Capitation (n.) A numbering of heads or individuals.
Capitation (n.) A tax upon each head or person, without reference to property; a poll tax.
Capitolian (a.) Alt. of Capito
Capitulary (n.) A capitular.
Capitulary (n.) The body of laws or statutes of a chapter, or of an ecclesiastical council.
Capitulary (n.) A collection of laws or statutes, civil and ecclesiastical, esp. of the Frankish kings, in chapters or sections.
Capitulary (a.) Relating to the chapter of a cathedral; capitular.
Capitulate (n.) To settle or draw up the heads or terms of an agreement, as in chapters or articles; to agree.
Capitulate (n.) To surrender on terms agreed upon (usually, drawn up under several heads); as, an army or a garrison capitulates.
Capitulate (v. t.) To surrender or transfer, as an army or a fortress, on certain conditions.
Capnomancy (n.) Divination by means of the ascent or motion of smoke.
Capreolate (a.) Having a tendril or tendrils.
Capricioso (a.) In a free, fantastic style.
Capricious (a.) Governed or characterized by caprice; apt to change suddenly; freakish; whimsical; changeable.
Capsulated (a.) Inclosed in a capsule, or as in a chest or box.
Captiously (adv.) In a captious manner.
Captivated (imp. & p. p.) of Captivate
Carabineer (n.) A carbineer.
Caravaneer (n.) The leader or driver of the camels in caravan.
Carbazotic (a.) Containing, or derived from, carbon and nitrogen.
Carbonated (a.) Combined or impregnated with carbonic acid.
Carbonized (imp. & p. p.) of Carbonize
Carbuncled (a.) Set with carbuncles.
Carbuncled (a.) Affected with a carbuncle or carbuncles; marked with red sores; pimpled and blotched.
Carbureted (imp. & p. p.) of Carburet
Carbureted (a.) Combined with carbon in the manner of a carburet or carbide.
Carbureted (a.) Saturated or impregnated with some volatile carbon compound; as, water gas is carbureted to increase its illuminating power.
Carburetor (n.) An apparatus in which coal gas, hydrogen, or air is passed through or over a volatile hydrocarbon, in order to confer or increase illuminating power.
Carburized (imp. & p. p.) of Carburize
Carcinosys (n.) The affection of the system with cancer.
Cardialgla (n.) Alt. of Cardialgy
Carelessly (adv.) In a careless manner.
Caricature (v. t.) An exaggeration, or distortion by exaggeration, of parts or characteristics, as in a picture.
Caricature (v. t.) A picture or other figure or description in which the peculiarities of a person or thing are so exaggerated as to appear ridiculous; a burlesque; a parody.
Caricature (v. t.) To make or draw a caricature of; to represent with ridiculous exaggeration; to burlesque.
Carmagnole (n.) A popular or Red Rebublican song and dance, of the time of the first French Revolution.
Carmagnole (n.) A bombastic report from the French armies.
Carminated (a.) Of, relating to, or mixed with, carmine; as, carminated lake.
Carnalized (imp. & p. p.) of Carnalize
Carnallite (n.) A hydrous chloride of potassium and magnesium, sometimes found associated with deposits of rock salt.
Carnassial (a.) Adapted to eating flesh.
Carnassial (n.) A carnassial tooth; especially, the last premolar in many carnivores.
Carolinian (n.) A native or inhabitant of north or South Carolina.
Carpathian (a.) Of or pertaining to a range of mountains in Austro-Hungary, called the Carpathians, which partially inclose Hungary on the north, east, and south.
Carpellary (a.) Belonging to, forming, or containing carpels.
Carpetless (a.) Without a carpet.
Carphology (n.) See Floccillation.
Carpintero (n.) A california woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus), noted for its habit of inserting acorns in holes which it drills in trees. The acorns become infested by insect larvae, which, when grown, are extracted for food by the bird.
Carpogenic (a.) Productive of fruit, or causing fruit to be developed.
Carpophore (n.) A slender prolongation of the receptacle as an axis between the carpels, as in Geranium and many umbelliferous plants.
Carpophyll (n.) A leaf converted into a fruit or a constituent portion of a fruit; a carpel. [See Illust. of Gymnospermous.]
Carpophyte (n.) A flowerless plant which forms a true fruit as the result of fertilization, as the red seaweeds, the Ascomycetes, etc.
Carpospore (n.) A kind of spore formed in the conceptacles of red algae.
Carron oil () A lotion of linseed oil and lime water, used as an application to burns and scalds; -- first used at the Carron iron works in Scotland.
Carthusian (n.) A member of an exceeding austere religious order, founded at Chartreuse in France by St. Bruno, in the year 1086.
Carthusian (a.) Pertaining to the Carthusian.
Cartomancy (n.) The art of telling fortunes with cards.
Cartoonist (n.) One skilled in drawing cartoons.
Cartouches (pl. ) of Cartouch
Cartwright (n.) An artificer who makes carts; a cart maker.
Caruncular (a.) Alt. of Carunculous
Caryatides (n. pl.) Caryatids.
Cascarilla (n.) A euphorbiaceous West Indian shrub (Croton Eleutheria); also, its aromatic bark.
Caseharden (v. t.) To subject to a process which converts the surface of iron into steel.
Caseharden (v. t.) To render insensible to good influences.
Case knife () A knife carried in a sheath or case.
Case knife () A large table knife; -- so called from being formerly kept in a case.
Casemented (a.) Having a casement or casements.
Cashiering (p. pr. &vb. n.) of Cashier
Cassideous (a.) Helmet-shaped; -- applied to a corolla having a broad, helmet-shaped upper petal, as in aconite.
Cassinette (n.) A cloth with a cotton warp, and a woof of very fine wool, or wool and silk.
Cassiopeia (n.) A constellation of the northern hemisphere, situated between Cepheus and Perseus; -- so called in honor of the wife of Cepheus, a fabulous king of Ethiopia.
Cassolette (n.) a box, or vase, with a perforated cover to emit perfumes.
Cassumunar (n.) Alt. of Cassumuniar
Castellany (n.) The lordship of a castle; the extent of land and jurisdiction appertaining to a castle.
Castigated (imp. & p. p.) of Castigate
Castigator (n.) One who castigates or corrects.
Castleward (n.) Same as Castleguard.
Castor oil () A mild cathartic oil, expressed or extracted from the seeds of the Ricinus communis, or Palma Christi. When fresh the oil is inodorous and insipid.
Castrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Castrate
Castration (n.) The act of castrating.
Cast steel () See Cast steel, under Steel.
Casualness (n.) The quality of being casual.
Casualties (pl. ) of Casualty
Catabasion (n.) A vault under altar of a Greek church.
Catabiotic (a.) See under Force.
Catafalque (n.) A temporary structure sometimes used in the funeral solemnities of eminent persons, for the public exhibition of the remains, or their conveyance to the place of burial.
Catagmatic (a.) Having the quality of consolidating broken bones.
Catalectic (a.) Wanting a syllable at the end, or terminating in an imperfect foot; as, a catalectic verse.
Catalectic (a.) Incomplete; partial; not affecting the whole of a substance.
Catalepsis (n.) A sudden suspension of sensation and volition, the body and limbs preserving the position that may be given them, while the action of the heart and lungs continues.
Cataleptic (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, catalepsy; affected with catalepsy; as, a cataleptic fit.
Catallacta (n. pl.) A division of Protozoa, of which Magosphaera is the type. They exist both in a myxopod state, with branched pseudopodia, and in the form of ciliated bodies united in free, spherical colonies.
Catalogize (v. t.) To insert in a catalogue; to register; to catalogue.
Catalogued (imp. & p. p.) of Catalogue
Cataloguer (n.) A maker of catalogues; esp. one skilled in the making of catalogues.
Catamenial (a.) Pertaining to the catamenia, or menstrual discharges.
Catapeltic (a.) Of or pertaining to a catapult.
Cataphonic (a.) Of or relating to cataphonics; catacoustic.
Cataphract (n.) Defensive armor used for the whole body and often for the horse, also, esp. the linked mail or scale armor of some eastern nations.
Cataphract (n.) A horseman covered with a cataphract.
Cataphract (n.) The armor or plate covering some fishes.
Catarrhine (n.) One of the Catarrhina, a division of Quadrumana, including the Old World monkeys and apes which have the nostrils close together and turned downward. See Monkey.
Catarrhous (a.) Catarrhal.
Catastasis (n.) That part of a speech, usually the exordium, in which the orator sets forth the subject matter to be discussed.
Catastasis (n.) The state, or condition of anything; constitution; habit of body.
Catchdrain (n.) A ditch or drain along the side of a hill to catch the surface water; also, a ditch at the side of a canal to catch the surplus water.
Catchpenny (a.) Made or contrived for getting small sums of money from the ignorant or unwary; as, a catchpenny book; a catchpenny show.
Catchpenny (n.) Some worthless catchpenny thing.
Catchwater (n.) A ditch or drain for catching water. See Catchdrain.
Catechetic (a.) Alt. of Catechetical
Catechised (imp. & p. p.) of Catechise
Catechiser (n.) One who catechises.
Catechumen (L. catechunenus, Gr. / instructed, from /. See) One who is receiving rudimentary instruction in the doctrines of Christianity; a neophyte; in the primitive church, one officially recognized as a Christian, and admitted to instruction preliminary to admission to full membership in the church.
Categorist (n.) One who inserts in a category or list; one who classifies.
Categorize (v. t.) To insert in a category or list; to class; to catalogue.
Categories (pl. ) of Category
Catenarian (a.) Relating to a chain; like a chain; as, a catenary curve.
Catenating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Catenate
Catenation (n.) Connection of links or union of parts, as in a chain; a regular or connected series. See Concatenation.
Catenulate (a.) Consisting of little links or chains.
Catenulate (a.) Chainlike; -- said both or color marks and of indentations when arranged like the links of a chain, as on shells, etc.
Cat-harpin (n.) See Cat-harping.
Catharical (a.) Cleansing the bowels; promoting evacuations by stool; purgative.
Catharical (a.) Of or pertaining to the purgative principle of senna, as cathartic acid.
Catheretic (n.) A mild kind caustic used to reduce warts and other excrescences.
Catholical (a.) Catholic.
Catholicly (adv.) In a catholic manner; generally; universally.
Catholicon (n.) A remedy for all diseases; a panacea.
Catholicos (n.) The spiritual head of the Armenian church, who resides at Etchmiadzin, Russia, and has ecclesiastical jurisdiction over, and consecrates the holy oil for, the Armenians of Russia, Turkey, and Persia, including the Patriarchs of Constantinople, Jerusalem, and Sis.
Catoptrics (n.) That part of optics which explains the properties and phenomena of reflected light, and particularly that which is reflected from mirrors or polished bodies; -- formerly called anacamptics.
Cat-rigged (a.) Rigged like a catboat.
Cat's-foot (n.) A plant (Nepeta Glechoma) of the same genus with catnip; ground ivy.
Cat-silver (n.) Mica.
Cat's-tail (n.) See Timothy, Cat-tail, Cirrus.
Caulescent (a.) Having a leafy stem.
Cauliculus (n.) In the Corinthian capital, one of the eight stalks rising out of the lower leafage and terminating in leaves which seem to support the volutes. See Illust. of Corinthian order, under Corinthian.
Causewayed (a.) Alt. of Causeyed
Causidical (a.) Pertaining to an advocate, or to the maintenance and defense of suits.
Causticily (n.) The quality of being caustic; corrosiveness; as, the causticity of potash.
Causticily (n.) Severity of language; sarcasm; as, the causticity of a reply or remark.
Cauterized (imp. & p. p.) of Cauterize
Cautioning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Caution
Cautionary (a.) Conveying a caution, or warning to avoid danger; as, cautionary signals.
Cautionary (a.) Given as a pledge or as security.
Cautionary (a.) Wary; cautious.
Cautiously (adv.) In a cautious manner.
Cavalierly (adv.) In a supercilious, disdainful, or haughty manner; arrogantly.
Cavalryman (n.) One of a body of cavalry.
Cavicornia (n. pl.) A group of ruminants whose horns are hollow, and planted on a bony process of the front, as the ox.
Cavilingly (adv.) In a caviling manner.
Dabblingly (adv.) In a dabbling manner.
Dactylitis (n.) An inflammatory affection of the fingers.
Dag-tailed (a.) Daggle-tailed; having the tail clogged with daglocks.
Daguerrean (a.) Alt. of Daguerreian
Daintified (imp. & p. p.) of Daintify
Daintiness (n.) The quality of being dainty; nicety; niceness; elegance; delicacy; deliciousness; fastidiousness; squeamishness.
Dairywomen (pl. ) of Dairywoman
Dairywoman (n.) A woman who attends to a dairy.
Dalmanites (n.) Same as Dalmania.
Damageable (a.) Capable of being injured or impaired; liable to, or susceptible of, damage; as, a damageable cargo.
Damageable (a.) Hurtful; pernicious.
Damoiselle (n.) See Damsel.
Dandifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dandify
Dandy-cock (n. fem.) Alt. of Dandy-hen
Dangerless (a.) Free from danger.
Dapperling (n.) A dwarf; a dandiprat.
Dare-devil (n.) A reckless fellow. Also used adjectively; as, dare-devil excitement.
Dastardize (v. t.) To make cowardly; to intimidate; to dispirit; as, to dastardize my courage.
Dasypaedal (a.) Dasypaedic.
Dasypaedes (n. pl.) Those birds whose young are covered with down when hatched.
Dasypaedic (a.) Pertaining to the Dasypaedes; ptilopaedic.
Daughterly (a.) Becoming a daughter; filial.
Dauphiness (n.) Alt. of Dauphine
Davy Jones () The spirit of the sea; sea devil; -- a term used by sailors.
Daydreamer (n.) One given to daydreams.
Dazzlement (n.) Dazzling flash, glare, or burst of light.
Dazzlingly (adv.) In a dazzling manner.
Eagle-eyed (a.) Sharp-sighted as an eagle.
Eaglestone (n.) A concretionary nodule of clay ironstone, of the size of a walnut or larger, so called by the ancients, who believed that the eagle transported these stones to her nest to facilitate the laying of her eggs; aetites.
Earldorman (n.) Alderman.
Earmarking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Earmark
Earnestful (a.) Serious.
Earthboard (n.) The part of a plow, or other implement, that turns over the earth; the moldboard.
Earthdrake (n.) A mythical monster of the early Anglo-Saxon literature; a dragon.
Earth flax () A variety of asbestus. See Amianthus.
Earthiness (n.) The quality or state of being earthy, or of containing earth; hence, grossness.
Earthquake (n.) A shaking, trembling, or concussion of the earth, due to subterranean causes, often accompanied by a rumbling noise. The wave of shock sometimes traverses half a hemisphere, destroying cities and many thousand lives; -- called also earthdin, earthquave, and earthshock.
Earthquake (a.) Like, or characteristic of, an earthquake; loud; starling.
Earthquave (n.) An earthquake.
Earthshock (n.) An earthquake.
Earthwards (adv.) Toward the earth; -- opposed to heavenward or skyward.
Earwigging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Earwig
Earwitness (n.) A witness by means of his ears; one who is within hearing and does hear; a hearer.
Easterling (n.) A native of a country eastward of another; -- used, by the English, of traders or others from the coasts of the Baltic.
Easterling (n.) A piece of money coined in the east by Richard II. of England.
Easterling (n.) The smew.
Easterling (a.) Relating to the money of the Easterlings, or Baltic traders. See Sterling.
Easy-chair (n.) An armchair for ease or repose.
Easy-going (a.) Moving easily; hence, mild-tempered; ease-loving; inactive.
Eau de vie () French name for brandy. Cf. Aqua vitae, under Aqua.
Fabricking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fabric
Fabricated (imp. & p. p.) of Fabricate
Fabricator (n.) One who fabricates; one who constructs or makes.
Fabulizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fabulize
Fabulosity (n.) Fabulousness.
Fabulosity (n.) A fabulous or fictitious story.
Facilitate (v. t.) To make easy or less difficult; to free from difficulty or impediment; to lessen the labor of; as, to facilitate the execution of a task.
Facilities (pl. ) of Facility
Facinorous (a.) Atrociously wicked.
Facsimiles (pl. ) of Facsimile
Factionary (a.) Belonging to a faction; being a partisan; taking sides.
Factionist (n.) One who promotes faction.
Factitious (a.) Made by art, in distinction from what is produced by nature; artificial; sham; formed by, or adapted to, an artificial or conventional, in distinction from a natural, standard or rule; not natural; as, factitious cinnabar or jewels; a factitious taste.
Factorized (imp. & p. p.) of Factorize
Factorship (n.) The business of a factor.
Facundious (a.) Eloquement; full of words.
Fahrenheit (a.) Conforming to the scale used by Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit in the graduation of his thermometer; of or relating to Fahrenheit's thermometric scale.
Fahrenheit (n.) The Fahrenheit termometer or scale.
Fair-world (n.) State of prosperity.
Faldistory (n.) The throne or seat of a bishop within the chancel.
Fallacious (a.) Embodying or pertaining to a fallacy; illogical; fitted to deceive; misleading; delusive; as, fallacious arguments or reasoning.
Fallowness (n.) A well or opening, through the successive floors of a warehouse or manufactory, through which goods are raised or lowered.
Falsifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Falsify
Familiarly (adv.) In a familiar manner.
Familistic (a.) Alt. of Familistical
Famishment (n.) State of being famished.
Famousness (n.) The state of being famous.
Fanaticism (n.) Excessive enthusiasm, unreasoning zeal, or wild and extravagant notions, on any subject, especially religion; religious frenzy.
Fanaticize (v. t.) To cause to become a fanatic.
Fancy-free (a.) Free from the power of love.
Fancy-sick (a.) Love-sick.
Fandangoes (pl. ) of Fandango
Fangleness (n.) Quality of being fangled.
Fan-nerved (a.) Having the nerves or veins arranged in a radiating manner; -- said of certain leaves, and of the wings of some insects.
Fan-tailed (a.) Having an expanded, or fan-shaped, tail; as, the fan-tailed pigeon.
Fantoccini (n. pl.) Puppets caused to perform evolutions or dramatic scenes by means of machinery; also, the representations in which they are used.
Farfetched (a.) Brought from far, or from a remote place.
Farfetched (a.) Studiously sought; not easily or naturally deduced or introduced; forced; strained.
Farmership (n.) Skill in farming.
Farreation (n.) Same as Confarreation.
Farsighted (a.) Seeing to great distance; hence, of good judgment regarding the remote effects of actions; sagacious.
Farsighted (a.) Hypermetropic.
Fasciation (n.) The act or manner of binding up; bandage; also, the condition of being fasciated.
Fascicular (a.) Pertaining to a fascicle; fascicled; as, a fascicular root.
Fasciculus (n.) A little bundle; a fascicle.
Fasciculus (n.) A division of a book.
Fascinated (imp. & p. p.) of Fascinate
Fashioning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fashion
Fashionist (n.) An obsequious follower of the modes and fashions.
Fastidious (a.) Difficult to please; delicate to a fault; suited with difficulty; squeamish; as, a fastidious mind or ear; a fastidious appetite.
Fastigiate (a.) Alt. of Fastigiated
Fatalistic (a.) Implying, or partaking of the nature of, fatalism.
Fatalities (pl. ) of Fatality
Fatherhood (n.) The state of being a father; the character or authority of a father; paternity.
Fatherland (n.) One's native land; the native land of one's fathers or ancestors.
Fatherless (a.) Destitute of a living father; as, a fatherless child.
Fatherless (a.) Without a known author.
Fathership (n.) The state of being a father; fatherhood; paternity.
Fathomable (a.) Capable of being fathomed.
Fathomless (a.) Incapable of being fathomed; immeasurable; that can not be sounded.
Fathomless (a.) Incomprehensible.
Fatiferous (a.) Fate-bringing; deadly; mortal; destructive.
Fatigation (n.) Weariness.
Fatiscence (n.) A gaping or opening; state of being chinky, or having apertures.
Faultiness (n.) Quality or state of being faulty.
Favaginous (a.) Formed like, or resembling, a honeycomb.
Favoritism (n.) The disposition to favor and promote the interest of one person or family, or of one class of men, to the neglect of others having equal claims; partiality.
Gabelleman (n.) A gabeler.
Gabionnade (n.) See Gabionade.
Gaditanian (a.) Of or relating to Cadiz, in Spain.
Gaditanian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Cadiz.
Gadolinite (n.) A mineral of a nearly black color and vitreous luster, and consisting principally of the silicates of yttrium, cerium, and iron.
Gadolinium (n.) A supposed rare metallic element, with a characteristic spectrum, found associated with yttrium and other rare metals. Its individuality and properties have not yet been determined.
Gailliarde (n.) A lively French and Italian dance.
Gaingiving (n.) A misgiving.
Gainsaying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gainsay
Gainstrive (v. t. & i.) To strive or struggle against; to withstand.
Galimatias (n.) Nonsense; gibberish; confused and unmeaning talk; confused mixture.
Gallanting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gallant
Gallyambic (a.) Consisting of two iambic dimeters catalectic, the last of which lacks the final syllable; -- said of a kind of verse.
Gallicized (imp. & p. p.) of Gallicize
Gallimatia (n.) Senseless talk. [Obs. or R.] See Galimatias.
Gallomania (n.) An excessive admiration of what is French.
Gallopaded (imp. & p. p.) of Gallopade
Galvanized (imp. & p. p.) of Galvanize
Galvanizer (n.) One who, or that which, galvanize.
Gama grass () A species of grass (Tripsacum dactyloides) tall, stout, and exceedingly productive; cultivated in the West Indies, Mexico, and the Southern States of North America as a forage grass; -- called also sesame grass.
Gambolling () of Gambol
Gamekeeper (n.) One who has the care of game, especially in a park or preserve.
Gangliated (a.) Furnished with ganglia; as, the gangliated cords of the sympathetic nervous system.
Gangliform (a.) Alt. of Ganglioform
Ganglionic (a.) Pertaining to, containing, or consisting of, ganglia or ganglion cells; as, a ganglionic artery; the ganglionic columns of the spinal cord.
Gangrenate (v. t.) To gangrene.
Gangrening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gangrene
Gangrenous (a.) Affected by, or produced by, gangrene; of the nature of gangrene.
Gardenless (a.) Destitute of a garden.
Gardenship (n.) Horticulture.
Gargantuan (a.) Characteristic of Gargantua, a gigantic, wonderful personage; enormous; prodigious; inordinate.
Garlanding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Garland
Garmenture (n.) Clothing; dress.
Garnierite (n.) An amorphous mineral of apple-green color; a hydrous silicate of nickel and magnesia. It is an important ore of nickel.
Garnishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Garnish
Garnisheed (imp. & p. p.) of Garnishee
Garrisoned (imp. & p. p.) of Garrison
Gas-burner (n.) The jet piece of a gas fixture where the gas is burned as it escapes from one or more minute orifices.
Gasconaded (imp. & p. p.) of Gasconade
Gasconader (n.) A great boaster; a blusterer.
Gasometric (a.) Alt. of Gasometrical
Gasteropod (n.) Same as Gastropod.
Gastralgia (n.) Pain in the stomach or epigastrium, as in gastric disorders.
Gastrodisc (n.) That part of blastoderm where the hypoblast appears like a small disk on the inner face of the epibladst.
Gastrolith (n.) See Crab's eyes, under Crab.
Gastrology (n.) The science which treats of the structure and functions of the stomach; a treatise of the stomach.
Gastromyth (n.) One whose voice appears to proceed from the stomach; a ventriloquist.
Gastronome (n.) Alt. of Gastronomer
Gastronomy (n.) The art or science of good eating; epicurism; the art of good cheer.
Gastropoda (n. pl.) One of the classes of Mollusca, of great extent. It includes most of the marine spiral shells, and the land and fresh-water snails. They generally creep by means of a flat, muscular disk, or foot, on the ventral side of the body. The head usually bears one or two pairs of tentacles. See Mollusca.
Gastrotomy (n.) A cutting into, or opening of, the abdomen or the stomach.
Gastrurous (a.) Pertaining to the Gastrura.
Gatherable (a.) Capable of being gathered or collected; deducible from premises.
Gaudygreen (a. / n.) Light green.
Gauffering (n.) A mode of plaiting or fluting.
Gaultheria (n.) A genus of ericaceous shrubs with evergreen foliage, and, often, edible berries. It includes the American winter-green (Gaultheria procumbens), and the larger-fruited salal of Northwestern America (Gaultheria Shallon).
Gaylussite (n.) A yellowish white, translucent mineral, consisting of the carbonates of lime and soda, with water.
Habilatory (a.) Of or pertaining to clothing; wearing clothes.
Habiliment (n.) A garment; an article of clothing.
Habiliment (n.) Dress, in general.
Habilitate (a.) Qualified or entitled.
Habilitate (v. t.) To fit out; to equip; to qualify; to entitle.
Habiitancy (n.) Same as Inhabitancy.
Habitation (n.) The act of inhabiting; state of inhabiting or dwelling, or of being inhabited; occupancy.
Habitation (n.) Place of abode; settled dwelling; residence; house.
Habituated (imp. & p. p.) of Habituate
Hackmatack (n.) The American larch (Larix Americana), a coniferous tree with slender deciduous leaves; also, its heavy, close-grained timber. Called also tamarack.
Hackneying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hackney
Hackneymen (pl. ) of Hackneyman
Hackneyman (n.) A man who lets horses and carriages for hire.
Haematitic (a.) Of a blood-red color; crimson; (Bot.) brownish red.
Haematolin (n.) See Haematoin.
Haematosac (n.) A vascular sac connected, beneath the brain, in many fishes, with the infundibulum.
Haematosin (n.) Hematin.
Haematosis (n.) Same as Hematosis.
Haematozoa (pl. ) of Haematozoon
Haemometer (n.) Same as Hemadynamometer.
Haemoscope (n.) An instrument devised by Hermann, for regulating and measuring the thickness of a layer of blood for spectroscopic examination.
Hagiocracy (n.) Government by a priesthood; hierarchy.
Hagiolatry (n.) The invocation or worship of saints.
Hagioscope (n.) An opening made in the interior walls of a cruciform church to afford a view of the altar to those in the transepts; -- called, in architecture, a squint.
Hag-ridden (a.) Ridden by a hag or witch; hence, afflicted with nightmare.
Hair-brown (a.) Of a clear tint of brown, resembling brown human hair. It is composed of equal proportions of red and green.
Hair grass () A grass with very slender leaves or branches; as the Agrostis scabra, and several species of Aira or Deschampsia.
Hairspring (n.) The slender recoil spring which regulates the motion of the balance in a timepiece.
Hairstreak (n.) A butterfly of the genus Thecla; as, the green hairstreak (T. rubi).
Halberdier (n.) One who is armed with a halberd.
Halcyonian (a.) Halcyon; calm.
Halcyonold (a. & n.) See Alcyonoid.
Half blood () The relation between persons born of the same father or of the same mother, but not of both; as, a brother or sister of the half blood. See Blood, n., 2 and 4.
Half blood (n.) A person so related to another.
Half blood (n.) A person whose father and mother are of different races; a half-breed.
Half-bound (n.) Having only the back and corners in leather, as a book.
Half-breed (a.) Half-blooded.
Half-breed (n.) A person who is blooded; the offspring of parents of different races, especially of the American Indian and the white race.
Half-caste (n.) One born of a European parent on the one side, and of a Hindoo or Mohammedan on the other. Also adjective; as, half-caste parents.
Halfcocked (imp. & p. p.) of Halfcock
Halfendeal (adv.) Half; by the part.
Halfendeal (n.) A half part.
Half-faced (a.) Showing only part of the face; wretched looking; meager.
Half-heard (a.) Imperfectly or partly heard to the end.
Half-sword (n.) Half the length of a sword; close fight.
Halieutics (n.) A treatise upon fish or the art of fishing; ichthyology.
Halisauria (n. pl.) The Enaliosauria.
Halleluiah (n. & interj.) Alt. of Hallelujah
Hallelujah (n. & interj.) Praise ye Jehovah; praise ye the Lord; -- an exclamation used chiefly in songs of praise or thanksgiving to God, and as an expression of gratitude or adoration.
Halloysite (n.) A claylike mineral, occurring in soft, smooth, amorphous masses, of a whitish color.
Halogenous (a.) Of the nature of a halogen.
Hamadryads (pl. ) of Hamadryad
Hamesecken (n.) Alt. of Hamesucken
Hamesucken (n.) The felonious seeking and invasion of a person in his dwelling house.
Hammerable (a.) Capable of being formed or shaped by a hammer.
Hammerhead (n.) A shark of the genus Sphyrna or Zygaena, having the eyes set on projections from the sides of the head, which gives it a hammer shape. The Sphyrna zygaena is found in the North Atlantic. Called also hammer fish, and balance fish.
Hammerhead (n.) A fresh-water fish; the stone-roller.
Hammerhead (n.) An African fruit bat (Hypsignathus monstrosus); -- so called from its large blunt nozzle.
Hamshackle (v. t.) To fasten (an animal) by a rope binding the head to one of the fore legs; as, to hamshackle a horse or cow; hence, to bind or restrain; to curb.
Handbarrow (n.) A frame or barrow, without a wheel, carried by hand.
Handcuffed (imp. & p. p.) of Handcuff
Handfasted (imp. & p. p.) of Handfast
Handfastly (adv.) In a handfast or publicly pledged manner.
Handicraft (n.) A trade requiring skill of hand; manual occupation; handcraft.
Handicraft (n.) A man who earns his living by handicraft; a handicraftsman.
Handleable (a.) Capable of being handled.
Handmaiden (n.) A maid that waits at hand; a female servant or attendant.
Handseling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Handsel
Handsomely (adv.) In a handsome manner.
Handsomely (adv.) Carefully; in shipshape style.
Handspring (n.) A somersault made with the assistance of the hands placed upon the ground.
Hand-tight (a.) As tight as can be made by the hand.
Handyfight (n.) A fight with the hands; boxing.
Handygripe (n.) Seizure by, or grasp of, the hand; also, close quarters in fighting.
Hangers-on (pl. ) of Hanger-on
Hanoverian (a.) Of or pertaining to Hanover or its people, or to the House of Hanover in England.
Hanoverian (n.) A native or naturalized inhabitant of Hanover; one of the House of Hanover.
Hansom cab () A light, low, two-wheeled covered carriage with the driver's seat elevated behind, the reins being passed over the top.
Haranguing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harangue
Harassment (n.) The act of harassing, or state of being harassed; worry; annoyance; anxiety.
Harborless (a.) Without a harbor; shelterless.
Harborough () Alt. of Harbrough
Hard grass () A name given to several different grasses, especially to the Roltbollia incurvata, and to the species of Aegilops, from one of which it is contended that wheat has been derived.
Harddihead (n.) Hardihood.
Harddihood (n.) Boldness, united with firmness and constancy of mind; bravery; intrepidity; also, audaciousness; impudence.
Hard-shell (a.) Unyielding; insensible to argument; uncompromising; strict.
Hare's-ear (n.) An umbelliferous plant (Bupleurum rotundifolium ); -- so named from the shape of its leaves.
Harmonical (a.) Concordant; musical; consonant; as, harmonic sounds.
Harmonical (a.) Relating to harmony, -- as melodic relates to melody; harmonious; esp., relating to the accessory sounds or overtones which accompany the predominant and apparent single tone of any string or sonorous body.
Harmonical (a.) Having relations or properties bearing some resemblance to those of musical consonances; -- said of certain numbers, ratios, proportions, points,
Harmonicon (n.) A small, flat, wind instrument of music, in which the notes are produced by the vibration of free metallic reeds.
Harmonious (a.) Adapted to each other; having parts proportioned to each other; symmetrical.
Harmonious (a.) Acting together to a common end; agreeing in action or feeling; living in peace and friendship; as, an harmonious family.
Harmonious (a.) Vocally or musically concordant; agreeably consonant; symphonious.
Harmonized (imp. & p. p.) of Harmonize
Harmonizer (n.) One who harmonizes.
Harnessing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harness
Harpooning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harpoon
Harpooneer (n.) An harpooner.
Harpsichon (n.) A harpsichord.
Harquebuse (n.) A firearm with match holder, trigger, and tumbler, made in the second half of the 15th century. the barrel was about forty inches long. A form of the harquebus was subsequently called arquebus with matchlock.
Hart's-ear (n.) An Asiatic species of Cacalia (C. Kleinia), used medicinally in India.
Harvesting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harvest
Harvesting () a. & n., from Harvest, v. t.
Harvestmen (pl. ) of Harvestman
Harvestman (n.) A man engaged in harvesting.
Harvestman (n.) See Daddy longlegs, 1.
Hatch-boat (n.) A vessel whose deck consists almost wholly of movable hatches; -- used mostly in the fisheries.
Hatchelled () of Hatchel
Hatcheling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hatchel
Haubergeon (n.) See Habergeon.
Haustellum (n.) The sucking proboscis of various insects. See Lepidoptera, and Diptera.
Haustorium (n.) One of the suckerlike rootlets of such plants as the dodder and ivy.
Hautboyist (n.) A player on the hautboy.
Hay-cutter (n.) A machine in which hay is chopped short, as fodder for cattle.
Hazardable (a.) Liable to hazard or chance; uncertain; risky.
Hazardable (a.) Such as can be hazarded or risked.
Iamatology (n.) Materia Medica; that branch of therapeutics which treats of remedies.
Iambically (adv.) In a iambic manner; after the manner of iambics.
Jabberment (n.) Jabber.
Jabbernowl (n.) Same as Jobbernowl.
Jackanapes (n.) A monkey; an ape.
Jackanapes (n.) A coxcomb; an impertinent or conceited fellow.
Jack Ketch () A public executioner, or hangman.
Jacobinism (n.) The principles of the Jacobins; violent and factious opposition to legitimate government.
Jacobinize (v. t.) To taint with, or convert to, Jacobinism.
Jacobitism (n.) The principles of the Jacobites.
Jaculating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jaculate
Jaculation (n.) The act of tossing, throwing, or hurling, as spears.
Jaculatory (a.) Darting or throwing out suddenly; also, suddenly thrown out; uttered in short sentences; ejaculatory; as, jaculatory prayers.
Jagua palm () A great Brazilian palm (Maximiliana regia), having immense spathes which are used for baskets and tubs.
Jaguarondi (n.) A South American wild cat (Felis jaguarondi), having a long, slim body and very short legs. Its color is grayish brown, varied with a blackish hue. It is arboreal in its habits and feeds mostly on birds.
Jamesonite (n.) A steel-gray mineral, of metallic luster, commonly fibrous massive. It is a sulphide of antimony and lead, with a little iron.
Jangleress (n.) A female prater or babbler.
Janizarian (a.) Of or pertaining to the janizaries, or their government.
Janizaries (pl. ) of Janizary
Japhethite (n.) A Japhetite.
Jardiniere (n.) An ornamental stand or receptacle for plants, flowers, etc., used as a piece of decorative furniture in room.
Jargonelle (n.) A variety of pear which ripens early.
Jaspachate (n.) Agate jasper.
Jasperated (a.) mixed with jasper; containing particles of jasper; as, jasperated agate.
Jaspideous (a.) Consisting of jasper, or containing jasper; jaspery; jasperlike.
Jauntiness (n.) The quality of being jaunty.
Javelinier (n.) A soldier armed with a javelin.
Jaw-fallen (a.) Dejected; chopfallen.
Kaligenous (a.) Forming alkalies with oxygen, as some metals.
Kantianism (n.) Alt. of Kantism
Karmathian (n.) One of a Mohammedan sect founded in the ninth century by Karmat.
Karpholite (n.) A fibrous mineral occurring in tufts of a straw-yellow color. It is a hydrous silicate of alumina and manganese.
Karstenite (n.) Same as Anhydrite.
Karyomiton (n.) The reticular network of fine fibers, of which the nucleus of a cell is in part composed; -- in opposition to kytomiton, or the network in the body of the cell.
Katabolism (n.) Destructive or downward metabolism; regressive metamorphism; -- opposed to anabolism. See Disassimilation.
Labionasal (a.) Formed by the lips and the nose.
Labionasal (n.) A labionasal sound or letter.
Labipalpus (n.) One of the labial palpi of an insect. See Illust. under Labium.
Laboratory (n.) The workroom of a chemist; also, a place devoted to experiments in any branch of natural science; as, a chemical, physical, or biological laboratory. Hence, by extension, a place where something is prepared, or some operation is performed; as, the liver is the laboratory of the bile.
Lacerating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lacerate
Laceration (n.) The act of lacerating.
Laceration (n.) A breach or wound made by lacerating.
Lacerative (a.) Lacerating, or having the power to lacerate; as, lacerative humors.
Lacertilia (n. pl.) An order of Reptilia, which includes the lizards.
Lachrymary (a.) Containing, or intended to contain, tears; lachrymal.
Lachrymate (v. i.) To weep.
Lachrymose (a.) Generating or shedding tears; given to shedding tears; suffused with tears; tearful.
Laciniated (a.) Fringed; having a fringed border.
Laciniated (a.) Cut into deep, narrow, irregular lobes; slashed.
Lackadaisy (interj.) An expression of languor.
Lackadaisy (a.) Lackadaisical.
Lackluster (n.) Alt. of Lacklustre
Lacklustre (n.) A want of luster.
Lacklustre (a.) Wanting luster or brightness.
LaconIcism (n.) Same as Laconism.
Laconizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Laconize
Lacquering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lacquer
Lacquering (n.) The act or business of putting on lacquer; also, the coat of lacquer put on.
Lacteously (adv.) In a lacteous manner; after the manner of milk.
Lactescent (a.) Having a milky look; becoming milky.
Lactescent (a.) Producing milk or a milklike juice or fluid, as the milkweed. See Latex.
Lactifical (a.) Producing or yielding milk.
Lactometer (n.) An instrument for estimating the purity or richness of milk, as a measuring glass, a specific gravity bulb, or other apparatus.
Lactoscope (n.) An instrument for estimating the amount of cream contained in milk by ascertaining its relative opacity.
Lacturamic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an organic amido acid, which is regarded as a derivative of lactic acid and urea.
Lacustrine (a.) Found in, or pertaining to, lakes or ponds, or growing in them; as, lacustrine flowers.
Laemodipod (n.) One of the Laemodipoda.
Lageniform (a.) Shaped like a bottle or flask; flag-shaped.
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.
Lager wine () Wine which has been kept for some time in the cellar.
Lagemorpha (n. pl.) A group of rodents, including the hares. They have four incisors in the upper jaw. Called also Duplicidentata.
Lamarckian (a.) Pertaining to, or involved in, the doctrines of Lamarckianism.
Lamarckism (n.) The theory that structural variations, characteristic of species and genera, are produced in animals and plants by the direct influence of physical environments, and esp., in the case of animals, by effort, or by use or disuse of certain organs.
Lambdacism (n.) A fault in speaking or in composition, which consists in too frequent use of the letter l, or in doubling it erroneously.
Lambdacism (n.) A defect in pronunciation of the letter l when doubled, which consists in giving it a sound as if followed by y, similar to that of the letters lli in billion.
Lambdacism (n.) The use of the sound of l for that of r in pronunciation; lallation; as, Amelican for American.
Lambdoidal (a.) Same as Lambdoid.
Lambrequin (n.) A kind of pendent scarf or covering attached to the helmet, to protect it from wet or heat.
Lambrequin (n.) A leather flap hanging from a cuirass.
Lambrequin (n.) A piece of ornament drapery or short decorative hanging, pendent from a shelf or from the casing above a window, hiding the curtain fixtures, or the like.
Lamellarly (adv.) In thin plates or scales.
Lamellated (a.) Composed of, or furnished with, thin plates or scales. See Illust. of Antennae.
Lamentable (a.) Mourning; sorrowful; expressing grief; as, a lamentable countenance.
Lamentable (a.) Fitted to awaken lament; to be lamented; sorrowful; pitiable; as, a lamentable misfortune, or error.
Lamentable (a.) Miserable; pitiful; paltry; -- in a contemptuous or ridiculous sense.
Laminarian (a.) Pertaining to seaweeds of the genus Laminaria, or to that zone of the sea (from two to ten fathoms in depth) where the seaweeds of this genus grow.
Laminarite (n.) A broad-leafed fossil alga.
Laminating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Laminate
Laminating (a.) Forming, or separating into, scales or thin layers.
Lamination (n.) The process of laminating, or the state of being laminated.
Lammergeir (n.) Alt. of Lammergeier
Lamnunguia (n. pl.) Same as Hyracoidea.
Lampadrome (n.) A race run by young men with lighted torches in their hands. He who reached the goal first, with his torch unextinguished, gained the prize.
Lamper eel () See Lamprey.
Lampooning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lampoon
Lance fish () A slender marine fish of the genus Ammodytes, especially Ammodytes tobianus of the English coast; -- called also sand lance.
Lanceolate (a.) Alt. of Lanceolated
Lancinated (imp. & p. p.) of Lanciname
Landholder (n.) A holder, owner, or proprietor of land.
Landladies (pl. ) of Landlady
Landleaper (n.) See Landlouper.
Landlocked (a.) Inclosed, or nearly inclosed, by land.
Landlocked (a.) Confined to a fresh-water lake by reason of waterfalls or dams; -- said of fishes that would naturally seek the sea, after spawning; as, the landlocked salmon.
Landlordry (n.) The state of a landlord.
Landlouper (n.) A vagabond; a vagrant.
Landlubber (n.) One who passes his life on land; -- so called among seamen in contempt or ridicule.
Landowning (n.) The owning of land.
Landowning (a.) Having property in land; of or pertaining to landowners.
Landwaiter (n.) See Landing waiter, under Landing, a.
Languaging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Language
Languished (imp. & p. p.) of Languish
Languisher (n.) One who languishes.
Languorous (a.) Producing, or tending to produce, languor; characterized by languor.
Laniferous (n.) Bearing or producing wool.
Lanigerous (a.) Bearing or producing wool.
Lansquenet (n.) A German foot soldier in foreign service in the 15th and 16th centuries; a soldier of fortune; -- a term used in France and Western Europe.
Lansquenet (n.) A game at cards, vulgarly called lambskinnet.
Lantanuric (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a nitrogenous organic acid of the uric acid group, obtained by the decomposition of allantoin, and usually called allanturic acid.
Lanterning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lantern
Lanthanite (n.) Hydrous carbonate of lanthanum, found in tabular while crystals.
Lanthopine (n.) An alkaloid found in opium in small quantities, and extracted as a white crystal
Lanuginose (a.) Alt. of Lanuginous
Lanuginous (a.) Covered with down, or fine soft hair; downy.
Laparocele (n.) A rupture or hernia in the lumbar regions.
Laparotomy (n.) A cutting through the walls of the abdomen, as in the Caesarean section.
Lapidarian (a.) Of or pertaining to stone; inscribed on stone; as, a lapidarian record.
Lapidaries (pl. ) of Lapidary
Lapidation (n.) The act of stoning.
Lapidified (imp. & p. p.) of Lapidify
Laplandish (a.) Of or pertaining to Lapland.
Lappaceous (a.) Resembling the capitulum of burdock; covered with forked points.
Lap-welded (a.) Having edges or ends united by a lap weld; as, a lap-welded pipe.
Lardaceous (a.) Consisting of, or resembling, lard.
Largifical (a.) Generous; ample; liberal.
Laryngitis (n.) Inflammation of the larynx.
Lascivient (a.) Lascivious.
Lascivious (a.) Wanton; lewd; lustful; as, lascivious men; lascivious desires.
Lascivious (a.) Tending to produce voluptuous or lewd emotions.
Laterality (n.) The state or condition of being lateral.
Latescence (n.) A slight withdrawal from view or knowledge.
Lathereeve (n.) Alt. of Lathreeve
Latibulize (v. i.) To retire into a den, or hole, and lie dormant in winter; to retreat and lie hid.
Latinistic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, Latin; in the Latin style or idiom.
Latinizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Latinize
Latitation (n.) A lying in concealment; hiding.
Lattermath (n.) The latter, or second, mowing; the aftermath.
Laughingly (adv.) With laughter or merriment.
Laumontite (n.) A mineral, of a white color and vitreous luster. It is a hydrous silicate of alumina and lime. Exposed to the air, it loses water, becomes opaque, and crumbles.
Launcegaye (n.) See Langegaye.
Laundering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Launder
Laundering (n.) The act, or occupation, of one who launders; washing and ironing.
Laundrymen (pl. ) of Laundryman
Laundryman (n.) A man who follows the business of laundering.
Lauraceous (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, a natural order (Lauraceae) of trees and shrubs having aromatic bark and foliage, and including the laurel, sassafras, cinnamon tree, true camphor tree, etc.
Laureating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Laureate
Laureation (n.) The act of crowning with laurel; the act of conferring an academic degree, or honorary title.
Laurentian (a.) Pertaining to, or near, the St. Lawrence River; as, the Laurentian hills.
Laurestine (n.) The Viburnum Tinus, an evergreen shrub or tree of the south of Europe, which flowers during the winter mouths.
Lavatories (pl. ) of Lavatory
Lave-eared (a.) Having large, pendent ears.
Lavishment (n.) The act of lavishing.
Lavishness (n.) The quality or state of being lavish.
Lawbreaker (n.) One who disobeys the law; a criminal.
Lawyerlike (a.) Alt. of Lawyerly
Macadamize (v. t.) To cover, as a road, or street, with small, broken stones, so as to form a smooth, hard, convex surface.
Macaronies (pl. ) of Macaroni
Macaronian (a.) Alt. of Macaronic
Macedonian (a.) Belonging, or relating, to Macedonia.
Macedonian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Macedonia.
Macedonian (n.) One of a certain religious sect, followers of Macedonius, Bishop of Constantinople, in the fourth century, who held that the Holy Ghost was a creature, like the angels, and a servant of the Father and the Son.
Macerating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Macerate
Maceration (n.) The act or process of macerating.
Machinated (imp. & p. p.) of Machinate
Machinator (n.) One who machinates, or forms a scheme with evil designs; a plotter or artful schemer.
Mackintosh (n.) A waterproof outer garment; -- so called from the name of the inventor.
Macrofarad (n.) See Megafarad.
Macrometer (n.) An instrument for determining the size or distance of inaccessible objects by means of two reflectors on a common sextant.
Macropodal (a.) Having long or large feet, or a long stem.
Macroprism (n.) A prism of an orthorhombic crystal between the macropinacoid and the unit prism; the corresponding pyramids are called macropyramids.
Macrospore (n.) One of the specially large spores of certain flowerless plants, as Selaginella, etc.
Maculation (n.) The act of spotting; a spot; a blemish.
Maculatory (a.) Causing a spot or stain.
Maculature (n.) Blotting paper.
Madbrained (a.) Disordered in mind; hot-headed.
Madderwort (n.) A name proposed for any plant of the same natural order (Rubiaceae) as the madder.
Madecassee (n.) A native or inhabitant of Madagascar, or Madecassee; the language of the natives of Madagascar. See Malagasy.
Madecassee (a.) Of or pertaining to Madagascar or its inhabitants.
Mad-headed (a.) Wild; crack-brained.
Madreporic (a.) Resembling, or pertaining to, the genus Madrepora.
Madrigaler (n.) A madrigalist.
Magazining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Magazine
Magazining (n.) The act of editing, or writing for, a magazine.
Magazinist (n.) One who edits or writes for a magazine.
Magellanic (a.) Of or pertaining to, or named from, Magellan, the navigator.
Maggot-pie (n.) A magpie.
Magistracy (n.) The office or dignity of a magistrate.
Magistracy (n.) The collective body of magistrates.
Magistrate (n.) A person clothed with power as a public civil officer; a public civil officer invested with the executive government, or some branch of it.
Magnetical (a.) Pertaining to the magnet; possessing the properties of the magnet, or corresponding properties; as, a magnetic bar of iron; a magnetic needle.
Magnetical (a.) Of or pertaining to, or characterized by, the earth's magnetism; as, the magnetic north; the magnetic meridian.
Magnetical (a.) Capable of becoming a magnet; susceptible to magnetism; as, the magnetic metals.
Magnetical (a.) Endowed with extraordinary personal power to excite the feelings and to win the affections; attractive; inducing attachment.
Magnetical (a.) Having, susceptible to, or induced by, animal magnetism, so called; as, a magnetic sleep. See Magnetism.
Magnetized (imp. & p. p.) of Magnetize
Magnetizee (n.) A person subjected to the influence of animal magnetism.
Magnetizer (n.) One who, or that which, imparts magnetism.
Magnifical (a.) Grand; splendid; illustrious; magnificent.
Magnificat (n.) The song of the Virgin Mary, Luke i. 46; -- so called because it commences with this word in the Vulgate.
Magnifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Magnify
Mahabarata (n.) Alt. of Mahabharatam
Mahl-stick (n.) See Maul-stick.
Mahometism (n.) See Mohammedanism.
Mahometist (n.) A Mohammedan.
Mahwa tree () An East Indian sapotaceous tree (Bassia latifolia, and also B. butyracea), whose timber is used for wagon wheels, and the flowers for food and in preparing an intoxicating drink. It is one of the butter trees. The oil, known as mahwa and yallah, is obtained from the kernels of the fruit.
Maidenhair (n.) A fern of the genus Adiantum (A. pedatum), having very slender graceful stalks. It is common in the United States, and is sometimes used in medicine. The name is also applied to other species of the same genus, as to the Venus-hair.
Maidenhead (n.) The state of being a maiden; maidenhood; virginity.
Maidenhead (n.) The state of being unused or uncontaminated; freshness; purity.
Maidenhead (n.) The hymen, or virginal membrane.
Maidenhood (n.) The state of being a maid or a virgin; virginity.
Maidenhood (n.) Newness; freshness; uncontaminated state.
Maidenlike (a.) Like a maiden; modest; coy.
Maidenship (n.) Maidenhood.
Maidmarian (n.) The lady of the May games; one of the characters in a morris dance; a May queen. Afterward, a grotesque character personated in sports and buffoonery by a man in woman's clothes.
Maidmarian (n.) A kind of dance.
Maieutical (a.) Serving to assist childbirth.
Maieutical (a.) Fig. : Aiding, or tending to, the definition and interpretation of thoughts or language.
Mail-shell (n.) A chiton.
Maimedness (n.) State of being maimed.
Mainpernor (n.) A surety, under the old writ of mainprise, for a prisoner's appearance in court at a day.
Mainprised (imp. & p. p.) of Mainprise
Mainspring (n.) The principal or most important spring in a piece of mechanism, especially the moving spring of a watch or clock or the spring in a gunlock which impels the hammer. Hence: The chief or most powerful motive; the efficient cause of action.
Maintained (imp. & p. p.) of Maintain
Maintainer (n.) One who maintains.
Maintainor (n.) One who, not being interested, maintains a cause depending between others, by furnishing money, etc., to either party.
Majestatic (a.) Alt. of Majestatal
Majestatal (a.) Majestic.
Majestical (a.) Majestic.
Majoration (n.) Increase; enlargement.
Major-domo (n.) A man who has authority to act, within certain limits, as master of the house; a steward; also, a chief minister or officer.
Majorities (pl. ) of Majority
Majusculae (n. pl.) Capital letters, as found in manuscripts of the sixth century and earlier.
Make-peace (n.) A peacemaker.
Makeweight (n.) That which is thrown into a scale to make weight; something of little account added to supply a deficiency or fill a gap.
Malacatune (n.) See Melocoton.
Malacoderm (n.) One of a tribe of beetles (Malacodermata), with a soft and flexible body, as the fireflies.
Malacolite (n.) A variety of pyroxene.
Malacology (n.) The science which relates to the structure and habits of mollusks.
Malacopoda (n. pl.) A class of air-breathing Arthropoda; -- called also Protracheata, and Onychophora.
Malacotoon (n.) See Melocoton.
Malacozoic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Malacozoa.
Maladdress (n.) Bad address; an awkward, tactless, or offensive way of accosting one or talking with one.
Malapropos (a. & adv.) Unseasonable or unseasonably; unsuitable or unsuitably.
Malaxation (n.) The act of softening by mixing with a thinner substance; the formation of ingredients into a mass for pills or plasters.
Malcontent (a.) discontented; uneasy; dissatisfied; especially, dissatisfied with the government.
Malcontent (n.) One who discontented; especially, a discontented subject of a government; one who express his discontent by words or overt acts.
Maledicent (a.) Speaking reproachfully; slanderous.
Malefactor (n.) An evil doer; one who commits a crime; one subject to public prosecution and punishment; a criminal.
Malefactor (n.) One who does wrong by injuring another, although not a criminal.
Maleficent (a.) Doing evil to others; harmful; mischievous.
Maleficial (a.) Injurious.
Malevolent (a.) Wishing evil; disposed to injure others; rejoicing in another's misfortune.
Malevolous (a.) Malevolent.
Malignance (n.) Alt. of Malignancy
Malignancy (n.) The state or quality of being malignant; extreme malevolence; bitter enmity; malice; as, malignancy of heart.
Malignancy (n.) Unfavorableness; evil nature.
Malignancy (n.) Virulence; tendency to a fatal issue; as, the malignancy of an ulcer or of a fever.
Malignancy (n.) The state of being a malignant.
MAlingered (imp. & p. p.) of Malinger
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.
Malleating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Malleate
Malleation (n.) The act or process of beating into a plate, sheet, or leaf, as a metal; extension by beating.
Mallenders (n. pl.) Same as Malanders.
Mallophaga (n. pl.) An extensive group of insects which are parasitic on birds and mammals, and feed on the feathers and hair; -- called also bird lice. See Bird louse, under Bird.
Mallowwort (n.) Any plant of the order Malvaceae.
Malpighian (a.) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Marcello Malpighi, an Italian anatomist of the 17th century.
Malthusian (a.) Of or pertaining to the political economist, the Rev. T. R. Malthus, or conforming to his views; as, Malthusian theories.
Maltreated (imp. & p. p.) of Maltreat
Malvaceous (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a natural order of plants (Malvaceae), of which the mallow is the type. The cotton plant, hollyhock, and abutilon are of this order, and the baobab and the silk-cotton trees are now referred to it.
Mamillated (a.) See Mammillated.
Mammillary (a.) Of or pertaining to the mammilla, or nipple, or to the breast; resembling a mammilla; mammilloid.
Mammillary (a.) Composed of convex convex concretions, somewhat resembling the breasts in form; studded with small mammiform protuberances.
Mammillate (a.) Alt. of Mammillated
Mammilloid (a.) Like a mammilla or nipple; mammilliform.
Manageable (a.) Such as can be managed or used; suffering control; governable; tractable; subservient; as, a manageable horse.
Manageless (a.) Unmanageable.
Management (v.) The act or art of managing; the manner of treating, directing, carrying on, or using, for a purpose; conduct; administration; guidance; control; as, the management of a family or of a farm; the management of state affairs.
Management (v.) Business dealing; negotiation; arrangement.
Management (v.) Judicious use of means to accomplish an end; conduct directed by art or address; skillful treatment; cunning practice; -- often in a bad sense.
Management (v.) The collective body of those who manage or direct any enterprise or interest; the board of managers.
Managerial (a.) Of or pertaining to management or a manager; as, managerial qualities.
Manchineel (n.) A euphorbiaceous tree (Hippomane Mancinella) of tropical America, having a poisonous and blistering milky juice, and poisonous acrid fruit somewhat resembling an apple.
Mandarinic (a.) Appropriate or peculiar to a mandarin.
Mandibular (a.) Of or pertaining to a mandible; like a mandible.
Mandibular (n.) The principal mandibular bone; the mandible.
Mandragora (n.) A genus of plants; the mandrake. See Mandrake, 1.
Manducable (a.) Such as can be chewed; fit to be eaten.
Manducated (imp. & p. p.) of Manducate
Maneuvered (imp. & p. p.) of Manoeuvre
Manoeuvred () of Manoeuvre
Maneuverer (n.) Alt. of Manoeuvrer
Manoeuvrer (n.) One who maneuvers.
Manganesic (a.) Manganic.
Mangosteen (n.) Alt. of Mangostan
Manichaean (n.) Alt. of Manichee
Manichaean (a.) Alt. of Manichean
Manicheism (n.) The doctrines taught, or system of principles maintained, by the Manichaeans.
Manicheist (n.) Manichaean.
Manifested (imp. & p. p.) of Manifest
Manifestly (adv.) In a manifest manner.
Manifolded (imp. & p. p.) of Manifold
Manifolded (a.) Having many folds, layers, or plates; as, a manifolded shield.
Manifoldly (adv.) In a manifold manner.
Manipulate (v. t.) To treat, work, or operate with the hands, especially when knowledge and dexterity are required; to manage in hand work; to handle; as, to manipulate scientific apparatus.
Manipulate (v. t.) To control the action of, by management; as, to manipulate a convention of delegates; to manipulate the stock market; also, to manage artfully or fraudulently; as, to manipulate accounts, or election returns.
Manipulate (v. i.) To use the hands in dexterous operations; to do hand work; specifically, to manage the apparatus or instruments used in scientific work, or in artistic or mechanical processes; also, specifically, to use the hand in mesmeric operations.
Men-of-war (pl. ) of Manofwar
Manometric (a.) Alt. of Manometrical
Manqueller (n.) A killer of men; a manslayer.
Manservant (n.) A male servant.
Mansionary (a.) Resident; residentiary; as, mansionary canons.
Manstealer (n.) A person who steals or kidnaps a human being or beings.
Mansuetude (n.) Tameness; gentleness; mildness.
Manteltree (n.) The lintel of a fireplace when of wood, as frequently in early houses.
Manubriums (pl. ) of Manubrium
Manuducent (n.) One who leads by the hand; a manuductor.
Manumitted (imp. & p. p.) of Manumit
Manumotive (a.) Movable by hand.
Manurement (n.) Cultivation.
Manuscript (a.) Written with or by the hand; not printed; as, a manuscript volume.
Manuscript (a.) A literary or musical composition written with the hand, as distinguished from a printed copy.
Manuscript (a.) Writing, as opposed to print; as, the book exists only in manuscript.
Many-sided (a.) Having many sides; -- said of figures. Hence, presenting many questions or subjects for consideration; as, a many-sided topic.
Many-sided (a.) Interested in, and having an aptitude for, many unlike pursuits or objects of attention; versatile.
Maraschino (n.) A liqueur distilled from fermented cherry juice, and flavored with the pit of a variety of cherry which grows in Dalmatia.
Marbleized (imp. & p. p.) of Marbleize
Marcantant (n.) A merchant.
Marcasitic (a.) Alt. of Marcasitical
Marcescent (a.) Withering without/ falling off; fading; decaying.
March-ward (n.) A warden of the marches; a marcher.
Marcionite (n.) A follower of Marcion, a Gnostic of the second century, who adopted the Oriental notion of the two conflicting principles, and imagined that between them there existed a third power, neither wholly good nor evil, the Creator of the world and of man, and the God of the Jewish dispensation.
Mardi gras (n.) The last day of Carnival; Shrove Tuesday; -- in some cities a great day of carnival and merrymaking.
Margaritic (a.) Margaric.
Marginging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Margin
Marginalia (n. pl.) Marginal notes.
Marginally (adv.) In the margin of a book.
Marginated (a.) Same as Marginate, a.
Marginella (n.) A genus of small, polished, marine univalve shells, native of all warm seas.
Margravate (n.) Alt. of Margraviate
Margravine (n.) The wife of a margrave.
Marguerite (n.) The daisy (Bellis perennis). The name is often applied also to the ox-eye daisy and to the China aster.
Marigenous (a.) Produced in or by the sea.
Marinorama (n.) A representation of a sea view.
Mariolater (n.) One who worships the Virgin Mary.
Mariolatry (n.) The worship of the Virgin Mary.
Marionette (n.) A puppet moved by strings, as in a puppet show.
Marionette (n.) The buffel duck.
Maritimale (a.) See Maritime.
Marketable (a.) Fit to be offered for sale in a market; such as may be justly and lawfully sold; as, dacaye/ provisions are not marketable.
Marketable (a.) Current in market; as, marketable value.
Marketable (a.) Wanted by purchasers; salable; as, furs are not marketable in that country.
Markisesse (n.) A marchioness.
Marlaceous (a.) Resembling marl; partaking of the qualities of marl.
Marmorated (a.) Variegated like marble; covered or overlaid with marble.
Marmorosis (n.) The metamorphism of limestone, that is, its conversion into marble.
Marquisate (n.) The seigniory, dignity, or lordship of a marquis; the territory governed by a marquis.
Marquisdom (n.) A marquisate.
Marrowbone (n.) A bone containing marrow; pl. ludicrously, knee bones or knees; as, to get down on one's marrowbones, i. e., to kneel.
Marrowless (a.) Destitute of marrow.
Marseilles (n.) A general term for certain kinds of fabrics, which are formed of two series of threads interlacing each other, thus forming double cloth, quilted in the loom; -- so named because first made in Marseilles, France.
Marshalled () of Marshal
Marshaling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Marshal
Marshaling (n.) The act of arranging in due order.
Marshaling (n.) The arrangement of an escutcheon to exhibit the alliances of the owner.
Marshalsea (n.) The court or seat of a marshal; hence, the prison in Southwark, belonging to the marshal of the king's household.
Marshiness (n.) The state or condition of being marshy.
Marsupiate (a.) Related to or resembling the marsupials; furnished with a pouch for the young, as the marsupials, and also some fishes and Crustacea.
Martialism (n.) The quality of being warlike; exercises suitable for war.
Martialist (n.) A warrior.
Martialize (v. t.) To render warlike; as, to martialize a people.
Martingale (n.) Alt. of Martingal
Martyrship (n.) Martyrdom.
Marvelling () of Marvel
Maryolatry (n.) Mariolatry.
Mascagnite (n.) Native sulphate of ammonia, found in volcanic districts; -- so named from Mascagni, who discovered it.
Maskinonge (n.) The muskellunge.
Mask shell () Any spiral marine shell of the genus Persona, having a curiously twisted aperture.
Masquerade (n.) An assembly of persons wearing masks, and amusing themselves with dancing, conversation, or other diversions.
Masquerade (n.) A dramatic performance by actors in masks; a mask. See 1st Mask, 4.
Masquerade (n.) Acting or living under false pretenses; concealment of something by a false or unreal show; pretentious show; disguise.
Masquerade (n.) A Spanish diversion on horseback.
Masquerade (v. i.) To assemble in masks; to take part in a masquerade.
Masquerade (v. i.) To frolic or disport in disquise; to make a pretentious show of being what one is not.
Masquerade (v. t.) To conceal with masks; to disguise.
Massacring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Massacre
Massasauga (n.) The black rattlesnake (Crotalus, / Caudisona, tergemina), found in the Mississippi Valley.
Masse shot (n.) A stroke made with the cue held vertically.
Masseteric (a.) Of or pertaining to the masseter.
Masterhood (n.) The state of being a master; hence, disposition to command or hector.
Masterless (a.) Destitute of a master or owner; ungoverned or ungovernable.
Mastership (n.) The state or office of a master.
Mastership (n.) Mastery; dominion; superior skill; superiority.
Mastership (n.) Chief work; masterpiece.
Mastership (n.) An ironical title of respect.
Masterwort (n.) A tall and coarse European umbelliferous plant (Peucedanum Ostruthium, formerly Imperatoria).
Masterwort (n.) The Astrantia major, a European umbelliferous plant with a showy colored involucre.
Masterwort (n.) Improperly, the cow parsnip (Heracleum lanatum).
Masticable (a.) Capable of being masticated.
Masticador (n.) A part of a bridle, the slavering bit.
Masticated (imp. & p. p.) of Masticate
Masticater (n.) One who masticates.
Masticator (n.) One who masticates.
Masticator (n.) A machine for cutting meat into fine pieces for toothless people; also, a machine for cutting leather, India rubber, or similar tough substances, into fine pieces, in some processes of manufacture.
Mastigopod (n.) One of the Mastigopoda.
Mastodynia (n.) Alt. of Mastodyny
Match-coat (n.) A coat made of match-cloth.
Matchmaker (n.) One who makes matches for burning or kinding.
Matchmaker (n.) One who tries to bring about marriages.
Materially (adv.) In the state of matter.
Materially (adv.) In its essence; substantially.
Materially (adv.) In an important manner or degree; essentaily; as, it materially concern us to know the real motives of our actions.
Materiated (a.) Consisting of matter.
Maternally (adv.) In a motherly manner.
Mathematic (a.) See Mathematical.
Matricidal (a.) Of or pertaining to matricide.
Matrimoine (n.) Matrimony.
Matronhood (n.) The state of being a matron.
Matronized (imp. & p. p.) of Matronize
Matronlike (a.) Like a matron; sedate; grave; matronly.
Matronymic (n.) See Metronymic.
Matterless (a.) Not being, or having, matter; as, matterless spirits.
Matterless (a.) Unimportant; immaterial.
Mattowacca (n.) An American clupeoid fish (Clupea mediocris), similar to the shad in habits and appearance, but smaller and less esteemed for food; -- called also hickory shad, tailor shad, fall herring, and shad herring.
Maturating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Maturate
Maturation (n.) The process of bringing, or of coming, to maturity; hence, specifically, the process of suppurating perfectly; the formation of pus or matter.
Maturative (a.) Conducing to ripeness or maturity; hence, conducing to suppuration.
Maturative (n.) A remedy promoting maturation; a maturant.
Matureness (n.) The state or quality of being mature; maturity.
Matutinary (a.) Matutinal.
Muadlinism (n.) A maudlin state.
Maul-stick (n.) A stick used by painters as a rest for the hand while working.
Mausoleums (pl. ) of Mausoleum
Maxilliped (n.) One of the mouth appendages of Crustacea, situated next behind the maxillae. Crabs have three pairs, but many of the lower Crustacea have but one pair of them. Called also jawfoot, and foot jaw.
Maximilian (n.) A gold coin of Bavaria, of the value of about 13s. 6d. sterling, or about three dollars and a quarter.
Mayonnaise (n.) A sauce compounded of raw yolks of eggs beaten up with olive oil to the consistency of a sirup, and seasoned with vinegar, pepper, salt, etc.; -- used in dressing salads, fish, etc. Also, a dish dressed with this sauce.
Mazologist (n.) One versed in mazology or mastology.
Namelessly (adv.) In a nameless manner.
Nannyberry (n.) See Sheepberry.
Nape-crest (n.) An African bird of the genus Schizorhis, related to the plantain eaters.
Naphthalic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or related to, naphthalene; -- used specifically to denote any one of a series of acids derived from naphthalene, and called naphthalene acids.
Naphthalic (a.) Formerly, designating an acid probably identical with phthalic acid.
Naphthalin (n.) Alt. of Naphtha
Napoleonic (a.) Of or pertaining to Napoleon I., or his family; resembling, or having the qualities of, Napoleon I.
Nap-taking (n.) A taking by surprise; an unexpected onset or attack.
Narcissine (a.) Of or pertaining to Narcissus.
Narcotical (a.) Narcotic.
Narcotinic (a.) Pertaining to narcotine.
Narcotized (imp. & p. p.) of Narcotize
Narrowness (n.) The condition or quality of being narrow.
Nasalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nasalize
Nasobuccal (a.) Connected with both the nose and the mouth; as, the nasobuccal groove in the skate.
Nasoseptal (a.) Of or pertaining to the internasal septum.
Nasturtion (n.) Same as Nasturtium.
Nasturtium (n.) A genus of cruciferous plants, having white or yellowish flowers, including several species of cress. They are found chiefly in wet or damp grounds, and have a pungent biting taste.
Nasturtium (n.) Any plant of the genus Tropaeolum, geraniaceous herbs, having mostly climbing stems, peltate leaves, and spurred flowers, and including the common Indian cress (Tropaeolum majus), the canary-bird flower (T. peregrinum), and about thirty more species, all natives of South America. The whole plant has a warm pungent flavor, and the fleshy fruits are used as a substitute for capers, while the leaves and flowers are sometimes used in salads.
Natalitial (a.) Alt. of Natalitious
Natal plum () The drupaceous fruit of two South African shrubs of the genus Arduina (A. bispinosa and A. grandiflora).
Natatorial (a.) Inc
Natatorium (n.) A swimming bath.
Nationally (adv.) In a national manner or way; as a nation.
Nativeness (n.) The quality or state of being native.
Nativistic (a.) Relating to nativism.
Natterjack (n.) A European toad (Bufo calamita), having a yellow
Naturalism (n.) A state of nature; conformity to nature.
Naturalism (n.) The doctrine of those who deny a supernatural agency in the miracles and revelations recorded in the Bible, and in spiritual influences; also, any system of philosophy which refers the phenomena of nature to a blind force or forces acting necessarily or according to fixed laws, excluding origination or direction by one intelligent will.
Naturalist (n.) One versed in natural science; a student of natural history, esp. of the natural history of animals.
Naturalist (n.) One who holds or maintains the doctrine of naturalism in religion.
Naturality (n.) Nature; naturalness.
Naturalize (v. t.) To make natural; as, custom naturalizes labor or study.
Naturalize (v. t.) To confer the rights and privileges of a native subject or citizen on; to make as if native; to adopt, as a foreigner into a nation or state, and place in the condition of a native subject.
Naturalize (v. t.) To receive or adopt as native, natural, or vernacular; to make one's own; as, to naturalize foreign words.
Naturalize (v. t.) To adapt; to accustom; to habituate; to acclimate; to cause to grow as under natural conditions.
Naturalize (v. i.) To become as if native.
Naturalize (v. i.) To explain phenomena by natural agencies or laws, to the exclusion of the supernatural.
Natureless (a.) Not in accordance with nature; unnatural.
Naufragous (a.) causing shipwreck.
Nauseating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nauseate
Nauseation (n.) The act of nauseating, or the state of being nauseated.
Nauseative (a.) Causing nausea; nauseous.
Nautically (adv.) In a nautical manner; with reference to nautical affairs.
Nautiluses (pl. ) of Nautilus
Navigating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Navigate
Navigation (n.) The act of navigating; the act of passing on water in ships or other vessels; the state of being navigable.
Navigation (n.) the science or art of conducting ships or vessels from one place to another, including, more especially, the method of determining a ship's position, course, distance passed over, etc., on the surface of the globe, by the principles of geometry and astronomy.
Navigation (n.) The management of sails, rudder, etc.; the mechanics of traveling by water; seamanship.
Navigation (n.) Ships in general.
Navigerous (a.) Bearing ships; capable of floating vessels.
Nazaritism (n.) The vow and practice of a Nazarite.
Oar-footed (a.) Having feet adapted for swimming.
Pabulation (n.) The act of feeding, or providing food.
Pabulation (n.) Food; fodder; pabulum.
Pachacamac (n.) A divinity worshiped by the ancient Peruvians as the creator of the universe.
Pachometer (n.) An instrument for measuring thickness, as of the glass of a mirror, or of paper; a pachymeter.
Pachymeter (n.) Same as Pachometer.
Pacifiable (a.) Capable of being pacified or appeased; placable.
Pack herse () See under 2d Pack.
Pactitious (a.) Setted by a pact, or agreement.
Paddlecock (n.) The lumpfish.
Paddlefish (n.) A large ganoid fish (Polyodon spathula) found in the rivers of the Mississippi Valley. It has a long spatula-shaped snout. Called also duck-billed cat, and spoonbill sturgeon.
Paddlewood (n.) The light elastic wood of the Aspidosperma excelsum, a tree of Guiana having a fluted trunk readily split into planks.
Padlocking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Padlock
Paganizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Paganize
Pagination (n.) The act or process of paging a book; also, the characters used in numbering the pages; page number.
Paideutics (n.) The science or art of teaching.
Painstaker (n.) One who takes pains; one careful and faithful in all work.
Palaeotype (n.) A system of representing all spoken sounds by means of the printing types in common use.
Palaestric (a.) See Palestric.
Palamedeae (n. pl.) An order, or suborder, including the kamichi, and allied South American birds; -- called also screamers. In many anatomical characters they are allied to the Anseres, but they externally resemble the wading birds.
Palapteryx (n.) A large extinct ostrichlike bird of New Zealand.
Palatalize (v. t.) To palatize.
Palatinate (n.) The province or seigniory of a palatine; the dignity of a palatine.
Palatinate (v. t.) To make a palatinate of.
Palavering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Palaver
Paleaceous (a.) Chaffy; resembling or consisting of paleae, or chaff; furnished with chaff; as, a paleaceous receptacle.
Palearctic (a.) Belonging to a region of the earth's surface which includes all Europe to the Azores, Iceland, and all temperate Asia.
Paleogaean (a.) Of or pertaining to the Eastern hemisphere.
Paleograph (n.) An ancient manuscript.
Paleothere (n.) Any species of Paleotherium.
Palestrian (a.) Alt. of Palestrical
Palimpsest (n.) A parchment which has been written upon twice, the first writing having been erased to make place for the second.
Palindrome (n.) A word, verse, or sentence, that is the same when read backward or forward; as, madam; Hannah; or Lewd did I live, & evil I did dwel.
Palinodial (a.) Of or pertaining to a palinode, or retraction.
Palisading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Palisade
Palisading (n.) A row of palisades set in the ground.
Palisadoes (pl. ) of Palisado
Palladious (a.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, palladium; -- used specifically to designate those compounds in which palladium has a lower valence as compared with palladic compounds.
Pallbearer (n.) One of those who attend the coffin at a funeral; -- so called from the pall being formerly carried by them.
Palliament (n.) A dress; a robe.
Palliating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Palliate
Palliation (n.) The act of palliating, or state of being palliated; extenuation; excuse; as, the palliation of faults, offenses, vices.
Palliation (n.) Mitigation; alleviation, as of a disease.
Palliation (n.) That which cloaks or covers; disguise; also, the state of being covered or disguised.
Palliative (a.) Serving to palliate; serving to extenuate or mitigate.
Palliative (n.) That which palliates; a palliative agent.
Palliatory (a.) Palliative; extenuating.
Pallidness (n.) The quality or state of being pallid; paleness; pallor; wanness.
Palmaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to palms; of the nature of, or resembling, palms.
Palmatifid (a.) Palmate, with the divisions separated but little more than halfway to the common center.
Palmerworm (n.) Any hairy caterpillar which appears in great numbers, devouring herbage, and wandering about like a palmer. The name is applied also to other voracious insects.
Palmerworm (n.) In America, the larva of any one of several moths, which destroys the foliage of fruit and forest trees, esp. the larva of Ypsolophus pometellus, which sometimes appears in vast numbers.
Palmigrade (a.) Putting the whole foot upon the ground in walking, as some mammals.
Palmipedes (n. pl.) Same as Natatores.
Palmitolic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an artificial acid of the oleic acid series, isomeric with linoleic acid.
Palprbrate (a.) Having eyelids.
Palpitated (imp. & p. p.) of Palpitate
Paltriness (n.) The state or quality of being paltry.
Paludament (n.) See Paludamentum.
Paludicole (a.) Marsh-inhabiting; belonging to the Paludicolae
Paludinous (a.) Paludinal. (b) Like or pertaining to the genus Paludina.
Paludinous (a.) Of or pertaining to a marsh or fen.
Palustrine (a.) Of, pertaining to, or living in, a marsh or swamp; marshy.
Panama hat () A fine plaited hat, made in Central America of the young leaves of a plant (Carludovica palmata).
Pancratian (a.) Pancratic; athletic.
Pancratist (n.) An athlete; a gymnast.
Pancratium (n.) An athletic contest involving both boxing and wrestling.
Pancratium (n.) A genus of Old World amaryllideous bulbous plants, having a funnel-shaped perianth with six narrow spreading lobes. The American species are now placed in the related genus Hymenocallis.
Pancreatic (a.) Of or pertaining to the pancreas; as, the pancreatic secretion, digestion, ferments.
Pancreatin (n.) One of the digestive ferments of the pancreatic juice; also, a preparation containing such a ferment, made from the pancreas of animals, and used in medicine as an aid to digestion.
Pandermite (n.) A hydrous borate of lime, near priceite.
Panegyrist (n.) One who delivers a panegyric; a eulogist; one who extols or praises, either by writing or speaking.
Panegyrize (v. t.) To praise highly; to extol in a public speech; to write or deliver a panegyric upon; to eulogize.
Panegyrize (v. i.) To indulge in panegyrics.
Panelation (n.) The act of impaneling a jury.
Pangenesis (n.) An hypothesis advanced by Darwin in explanation of heredity.
Pangenetic (a.) Of or pertaining to pangenesis.
Paniculate (a.) Alt. of Paniculated
Panivorous (a.) Eating bread; subsisting on bread.
Panomphean (a.) Uttering ominous or prophetic voices; divining.
Panopticon (n.) A prison so contructed that the inspector can see each of the prisoners at all times, without being seen.
Panopticon (n.) A room for the exhibition of novelties.
Pansclavic () Alt. of Pansclavonian
Panslavism (n.) A scheme or desire to unite all the Slavic races into one confederacy.
Panslavist (n.) One who favors Panslavism.
Panspermic (a.) Of or pertaining to panspermy; as, the panspermic hypothesis.
Pantagraph (n.) See Pantograph.
Pantamorph (n.) That which assumes, or exists in, all forms.
Pantascope (n.) A pantascopic camera.
Pantheress (n.) A female panther.
Pantherine (a.) Like a panther, esp. in color; as, the pantherine snake (Ptyas mucosus) of Brazil.
Pantograph (n.) An instrument for copying plans, maps, and other drawings, on the same, or on a reduced or an enlarged, scale.
Pantometer (n.) An instrument for measuring angles for determining elevations, distances, etc.
Pantometry (n.) Universal measurement.
Pantomimic (a.) Alt. of Pantomimical
Pantophagy (n.) The habit or power of eating all kinds of food.
Papaphobia (n.) Intense fear or dread of the pope, or of the Roman Catholic Church.
Papaverine (n.) An alkaloid found in opium. It has a weaker therapeutic action than morphine.
Papaverous (a.) Of or pertaining to the poppy; of the nature of the poppy.
Papiliones (n. pl.) The division of Lepidoptera which includes the butterflies.
Papistical (a.) Of or pertaining to the Church of Rome and its doctrines and ceremonies; pertaining to popery; popish; -- used disparagingly.
Parabolism (n.) The division of the terms of an equation by a known quantity that is involved in the first term.
Parabolist (n.) A narrator of parables.
Paraboloid (n.) The solid generated by the rotation of a parabola about its axis; any surface of the second order whose sections by planes parallel to a given
Parachrose (a.) Changing color by exposure
Paraconine (n.) A base resembling and isomeric with conine, and obtained as a colorless liquid from butyric aldehyde and ammonia.
Paracymene (n.) Same as Cymene.
Paradisaic (a.) Alt. of Paradisaical
Paradisean (a.) Paradisiacal.
Paradisiac (a.) Alt. of Paradisiacal
Paradisial (a.) Alt. of Paradisian
Paradisian (a.) Paradisiacal.
Paradoxist (n.) One who proposes a paradox.
Paradoxure (n.) Any species of Paradoxurus, a genus of Asiatic viverrine mammals allied to the civet, as the musang, and the luwack or palm cat (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus). See Musang.
Paraglossa (n.) One of a pair of small appendages of the lingua or labium of certain insects. See Illust. under Hymenoptera.
Paragnathi (pl. ) of Paragnathus
Paragonite (n.) A kind of mica related to muscovite, but containing soda instead of potash. It is characteristic of the paragonite schist of the Alps.
Para grass () A valuable pasture grass (Panicum barbinode) introduced into the Southern United States from Brazil.
Paraguayan (a.) Of or pertaining to Paraguay.
Paraguayan (n.) A native or inhabitant of Paraguay.
Paralactic (a.) Designating an acid called paralactic acid. See Lactic acid, under Lactic.
Paralbumin (n.) A proteidlike body found in the fluid from ovarian cysts and elsewhere. It is generally associated with a substance related to, if not identical with, glycogen.
Paralepsis (n.) See Paraleipsis.
Paralipsis (n.) See Paraleipsis.
Paralleled (imp. & p. p.) of Parallel
Parallelly (adv.) In a parallel manner; with parallelism.
Paralogism (n.) A reasoning which is false in point of form, that is, which is contrary to logical rules or formulae; a formal fallacy, or pseudo-syllogism, in which the conclusion does not follow from the premises.
Paralogize (v. i.) To reason falsely; to draw conclusions not warranted by the premises.
Paralyzing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Paralyze
Paramaleic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained from malic acid, and now called fumaric acid.
Paramitome (n.) The fluid portion of the protoplasm of a cell.
Parapectin (n.) A gelatinous modification of pectin.
Parapherna (n. pl.) The property of a woman which, on her marriage, was not made a part of her dower, but remained her own.
Paraphagma (n.) One of the outer divisions of an endosternite of Crustacea.
Paraphrase (n.) A restatement of a text, passage, or work, expressing the meaning of the original in another form, generally for the sake of its clearer and fuller exposition; a setting forth the signification of a text in other and ampler terms; a free translation or rendering; -- opposed to metaphrase.
Paraphrase (v. t.) To express, interpret, or translate with latitude; to give the meaning of a passage in other language.
Paraphrase (v. i.) To make a paraphrase.
Paraphrast (n.) A paraphraser.
Paraphyses (pl. ) of Paraphysis
Paraphysis (n.) A minute jointed filament growing among the archegonia and antheridia of mosses, or with the spore cases, etc., of other flowerless plants.
Paraplegia (n.) Alt. of Paraplegy
Parapleura (n.) A chitinous piece between the metasternum and the pleuron of certain insects.
Parapodium (n.) One of the lateral appendages of an annelid; -- called also foot tubercle.
Parapterum (n.) A special plate situated on the sides of the mesothorax and metathorax of certain insects.
Parascenia (pl. ) of Parascenium
Paraselene (n.) A mock moon; an image of the moon which sometimes appears at the point of intersection of two lunar halos. Cf. Parhelion.
Parasitism (n.) The state or behavior of a parasite; the act of a parasite.
Parasitism (n.) The state of being parasitic.
Parastichy (n.) A secondary spiral in phyllotaxy, as one of the evident spirals in a pine cone.
Paratactic (a.) Of pertaining to, or characterized by, parataxis.
Paratheses (pl. ) of Parathesis
Parathesis (n.) The placing of two or more nouns in the same case; apposition.
Parathesis (n.) A parenthetical notice, usually of matter to be afterward expanded.
Parathesis (n.) The matter contained within brackets.
Parathesis (n.) A commendatory prayer.
Parathetic (a.) Of or pertaining to parathesis.
Paraxylene (n.) A hydrocarbon of the aromatic series obtained as a colorless liquid by the distillation of camphor with zinc chloride. It is one of the three metamers of xylene. Cf. Metamer, and Xylene.
Parboiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Parboil
Parbuckled (imp. & p. p.) of Parbuckle
Parcelling () of Parcel
Pardonable (a.) Admitting of pardon; not requiring the excution of penalty; venial; excusable; -- applied to the offense or to the offender; as, a pardonable fault, or culprit.
Pardonably (adv.) In a manner admitting of pardon; excusably.
Parenchyma (n.) The soft celluar substance of the tissues of plants and animals, like the pulp of leaves, to soft tissue of glands, and the like.
Parentally (adv.) In a parental manner.
Parenthood (n.) The state of a parent; the office or character of a parent.
Parentless (a.) Deprived of parents.
Parethmoid (a.) Near or beside the ethmoid bone or cartilage; -- applied especially to a pair of bones in the nasal region of some fishes, and to the ethmoturbinals in some higher animals.
Parethmoid (n.) A parethmoid bone.
Pargeboard (n.) See Bargeboard.
Parisienne (n.) A female native or resident of Paris.
Parisology (n.) The use of equivocal or ambiguous words.
Parkleaves (n.) A European species of Saint John's-wort; the tutsan. See Tutsan.
Parliament (n.) A parleying; a discussion; a conference.
Parliament (n.) A formal conference on public affairs; a general council; esp., an assembly of representatives of a nation or people having authority to make laws.
Parliament (n.) The assembly of the three estates of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, viz., the lords spiritual, lords temporal, and the representatives of the commons, sitting in the House of Lords and the House of Commons, constituting the legislature, when summoned by the royal authority to consult on the affairs of the nation, and to enact and repeal laws.
Parliament (n.) In France, before the Revolution of 1789, one of the several principal judicial courts.
Parnassian (a.) Of or pertaining to Parnassus.
Parnassian (n.) Any one of numerous species of butterflies belonging to the genus Parnassius. They inhabit the mountains, both in the Old World and in America.
Paromology (n.) A concession to an adversary in order to strengthen one's own argument.
Paronomasy (n.) Paronomasia.
Paronychia (n.) A whitlow, or felon.
Paronymous (a.) Having the same derivation; allied radically; conjugate; -- said of certain words, as man, mankind, manhood, etc.
Paronymous (a.) Having a similar sound, but different orthography and different meaning; -- said of certain words, as al/ and awl; hair and hare, etc.
Parostosis (n.) Ossification which takes place in purely fibrous tracts; the formation of bone outside of the periosteum.
Parostotic (a.) Pertaining to parostosis.
Parovarium (n.) A group of tubules, a remnant of the Wolffian body, often found near the ovary or oviduct; the epoophoron.
Paroxysmal (a.) Of the nature of a paroxysm; characterized or accompanied by paroxysms; as, a paroxysmal pain; paroxysmal temper.
Paroxytone (a.) A word having an acute accent on the penultimate syllable.
Parquetage (n.) See Parquetry.
Parricidal (a.) Of or pertaining to parricide; guilty of parricide.
Parsonical (a.) Of or pertaining to a parson; clerical.
Partheniad (n.) A poem in honor of a virgin.
Partialism (n.) Partiality; specifically (Theol.), the doctrine of the Partialists.
Partialist (n.) One who is partial.
Partialist (n.) One who holds that the atonement was made only for a part of mankind, that is, for the elect.
Partiality (n.) The quality or state of being partial; inclination to favor one party, or one side of a question, more than the other; undue bias of mind.
Partiality (n.) A predilection or inclination to one thing rather than to others; special taste or liking; as, a partiality for poetry or painting.
Partialize (v. t. & i.) To make or be partial.
Participle (n.) A part of speech partaking of the nature both verb and adjective; a form of a verb, or verbal adjective, modifying a noun, but taking the adjuncts of the verb from which it is derived. In the sentences: a letter is written; being asleep he did not hear; exhausted by toil he will sleep soundly, -- written, being, and exhaustedare participles.
Participle (a.) Anything that partakes of the nature of different things.
Particular (a.) Relating to a part or portion of anything; concerning a part separated from the whole or from others of the class; separate; sole; single; individual; specific; as, the particular stars of a constellation.
Particular (a.) Of or pertaining to a single person, class, or thing; belonging to one only; not general; not common; hence, personal; peculiar; singular.
Particular (a.) Separate or distinct by reason of superiority; distinguished; important; noteworthy; unusual; special; as, he brought no particular news; she was the particular belle of the party.
Particular (a.) Concerned with, or attentive to, details; minute; circumstantial; precise; as, a full and particular account of an accident; hence, nice; fastidious; as, a man particular in his dress.
Particular (a.) Containing a part only; limited; as, a particular estate, or one precedent to an estate in remainder.
Particular (a.) Holding a particular estate; as, a particular tenant.
Particular (a.) Forming a part of a genus; relatively limited in extension; affirmed or denied of a part of a subject; as, a particular proposition; -- opposed to universal: e. g. (particular affirmative) Some men are wise; (particular negative) Some men are not wise.
Particular (n.) A separate or distinct member of a class, or part of a whole; an individual fact, point, circumstance, detail, or item, which may be considered separately; as, the particulars of a story.
Particular (n.) Special or personal peculiarity, trait, or character; individuality; interest, etc.
Particular (n.) One of the details or items of grounds of claim; -- usually in the pl.; also, a bill of particulars; a minute account; as, a particular of premises.
Parturiate (v. i.) To bring forth young.
Parturient (a.) Bringing forth, or about to bring forth, young; fruitful.
Parturious (a.) Parturient.
Pasigraphy (n.) A system of universal writing, or a manner of writing that may be understood and used by all nations.
Pasquilant (n.) A lampooner; a pasquiler.
Pasquinade (n.) A lampoon or satirical writing.
Pasquinade (v. t.) To lampoon, to satirize.
Passageway (n.) A way for passage; a hall. See Passage, 5.
Passegarde (n.) A ridge or projecting edge on a shoulder piece to turn the blow of a lance or other weapon from the joint of the armor.
Passiflora (n.) A genus of plants, including the passion flower. It is the type of the order Passifloreae, which includes about nineteen genera and two hundred and fifty species.
Passioning (p. pr & vb. n.) of Passion
Passionary (n.) A book in which are described the sufferings of saints and martyrs.
Passionate (a.) Capable or susceptible of passion, or of different passions; easily moved, excited or agitated; specifically, easily moved to anger; irascible; quick-tempered; as, a passionate nature.
Passionate (a.) Characterized by passion; expressing passion; ardent in feeling or desire; vehement; warm; as, a passionate friendship.
Passionate (a.) Suffering; sorrowful.
Passionate (v. i.) To affect with passion; to impassion.
Passionate (v. i.) To express feelingly or sorrowfully.
Passionist (n.) A member of a religious order founded in Italy in 1737, and introduced into the United States in 1852. The members of the order unite the austerities of the Trappists with the activity and zeal of the Jesuits and Lazarists. Called also Barefooted Clerks of the Most Holy Cross.
Pasteboard (n.) A stiff thick kind of paper board, formed of several single sheets pasted one upon another, or of paper macerated and pressed into molds, etc.
Pasteboard (n.) A board on which pastry dough is rolled; a molding board.
Pasteurism (n.) A method of treatment, devised by Pasteur, for preventing certain diseases, as hydrophobia, by successive inoculations with an attenuated virus of gradually increasing strength.
Pasteurism (n.) Pasteurization.
Pasteurize (v. t.) To subject to pasteurization.
Pasteurize (v. t.) To treat by pasteurism.
Pastorally (adv.) In a pastoral or rural manner.
Pastorally (adv.) In the manner of a pastor.
Pastorless (a.) Having no pastor.
Pastorling (n.) An insignificant pastor.
Pastorship (n.) Pastorate.
Pasturable (a.) Fit for pasture.
Patagonian (a.) Of or pertaining to Patagonia.
Patagonian (n.) A native of Patagonia.
Patavinity (n.) The use of local or provincial words, as in the peculiar style or diction of Livy, the Roman historian; -- so called from Patavium, now Padua, the place of Livy's nativity.
Patchingly (adv.) Knavishy; deceitfully.
Patellulae (pl. ) of Patellula
Patentable (a.) Suitable to be patented; capable of being patented.
Paternally (adv.) In a paternal manner.
Pathematic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, emotion or suffering.
Pathetical (a.) Pathetic.
Pathfinder (n.) One who discovers a way or path; one who explores untraversed regions.
Pathogenic (a.) Of or pertaining to pathogeny; producting disease; as, a pathogenic organism; a pathogenic bacterium.
Pathognomy (n.) Expression of the passions; the science of the signs by which human passions are indicated.
Pathologic (a.) Alt. of Pathological
Pathopoela (n.) A speech, or figure of speech, designed to move the passion.
Patibulary (a.) Of or pertaining to the gallows, or to execution.
Patriarchy (n.) The jurisdiction of a patriarch; patriarchship.
Patriarchy (n.) Government by a patriarch; patriarchism.
Patriciate (n.) The patrician class; the aristocracy; also, the office of patriarch.
Patricidal (a.) Of or pertaining to patricide; parricidal.
Patriotism (n.) Love of country; devotion to the welfare of one's country; the virtues and actions of a patriot; the passion which inspires one to serve one's country.
Patristics (n.) That departnent of historical theology which treats of the lives and doctrines of the Fathers of the church.
Patrolling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Patrol
Patronized (imp. & p. p.) of Patronize
Patronizer (n.) One who patronizes.
Patronless (a.) Destitute of a patron.
Patronymic (a.) Derived from ancestors; as, a patronymic denomination.
Patronymic (n.) A modification of the father's name borne by the son; a name derived from that of a parent or ancestor; as, Pelides, the son of Peleus; Johnson, the son of John; Macdonald, the son of Donald; Paulowitz, the son of Paul; also, the surname of a family; the family name.
Patterning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pattern
Pauciloquy (n.) Brevity in speech.
Paulianist (n.) A follower of Paul of Samosata, a bishop of Antioch in the third century, who was deposed for denying the divinity of Christ.
Pauperized (imp. & p. p.) of Pauperize
Pavilioned (imp. & p. p.) of Pavilion
Pawnbroker (n.) One who makes a business of lending money on the security of personal property pledged or deposited in his keeping.
Payndemain (n.) The finest and whitest bread made in the Middle Ages; -- called also paynemain, payman.
Rabbinical (a.) Of or pertaining to the rabbins or rabbis, or pertaining to the opinions, learning, or language of the rabbins.
Rabblement (n.) A tumultuous crowd of low people; a rabble.
Rabdomancy (n.) Divination by means of rods or wands.
Racemation (n.) A cluster or bunch, as of grapes.
Racemation (n.) Cultivation or gathering of clusters of grapes.
Racemiform (a.) Having the form of a raceme.
Racemulose (a.) Growing in very small racemes.
Rachialgia (n.) A painful affection of the spine; especially, Pott's disease; also, formerly, lead colic.
Rachiodont (a.) Same as Rhachiodont.
Rackabones (n.) A very lean animal, esp. a horse.
Radicalism (n.) The quality or state of being radical; specifically, the doctrines or principles of radicals in politics or social reform.
Radicality (n.) Germinal principle; source; origination.
Radicality (n.) Radicalness; relation to a root in essential nature or principle.
Radicating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Radicate
Radication (n.) The process of taking root, or state of being rooted; as, the radication of habits.
Radication (n.) The disposition of the roots of a plant.
Radiciform (a.) Having the nature or appearance of a radix or root.
Radiculose (a.) Producing numerous radicles, or rootlets.
Radiograph (n.) A picture produced by the Rontgen rays upon a sensitive surface, photographic or fluorescent, especially a picture of opaque objects traversed by the rays.
Radiolaria (n. pl.) Order of rhizopods, usually having a siliceous skeleton, or shell, and sometimes radiating spicules. The pseudopodia project from the body like rays. It includes the polycystines. See Polycystina.
Radiometer (n.) A forestaff.
Radiometer (n.) An instrument designed for measuring the mechanical effect of radiant energy.
Radiophone (n.) An apparatus for the production of sound by the action of luminous or thermal rays. It is essentially the same as the photophone.
Radiophony (n.) The art or practice of using the radiophone.
Raduliform (a.) Rasplike; as, raduliform teeth.
Ragamuffin (n.) A paltry or disreputable fellow; a mean wretch.
Ragamuffin (n.) A person who wears ragged clothing.
Ragamuffin (n.) The long-tailed titmouse.
Raghuvansa (n.) A celebrated Sanskrit poem having for its subject the Raghu dynasty.
Rain-tight (a.) So tight as to exclude rain; as, a rain-tight roof.
Rakishness (n.) The quality or state of being rakish.
Ralstonite (n.) A fluoride of alumina and soda occurring with the Greenland cryolite in octahedral crystals.
Ramblingly (adv.) In a rambling manner.
Ramigerous (a.) Bearing branches; branched.
Ramiparous (a.) Producing branches; ramigerous.
Rampacious (a.) High-spirited; rampageous.
Rampageous (a.) Characterized by violence and passion; unruly; rampant.
Rampallian (n.) A mean wretch.
Ramparting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rampart
Ramshackle (a.) Loose; disjointed; falling to pieces; out of repair.
Ramshackle (v. t.) To search or ransack; to rummage.
Rancescent (a.) Becoming rancid or sour.
Rancidness (n.) The quality of being rancid.
Rangership (n.) The office of the keeper of a forest or park.
Ransacking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ransack
Ransomable (a.) Such as can be ransomed.
Ransomless (a.) Incapable of being ransomed; without ransom.
Ranunculus (n.) A genus of herbs, mostly with yellow flowers, including crowfoot, buttercups, and the cultivated ranunculi (R. Asiaticus, R. aconitifolius, etc.) in which the flowers are double and of various colors.
Raphaelism (n.) The principles of painting introduced by Raphael, the Italian painter.
Raphaelite (n.) One who advocates or adopts the principles of Raphaelism.
Raptorious (a.) Raptorial.
Raree-show (n.) A show carried about in a box; a peep show.
Rarefiable (a.) Capable of being rarefied.
Rascallion (n.) A low, mean wretch.
Ratability (n.) The quality or state of being ratable.
Rationally (adv.) In a rational manner.
Rat-tailed (a.) Having a long, tapering tail like that of a rat.
Rattlehead (n.) An empty, noisy talker.
Rattlepate (n.) A rattlehead.
Rattletrap (n.) Any machine or vehicle that does not run smoothly.
Rattleweed (n.) Any plant of the genus Astragalus. See Milk vetch.
Rattlewort (n.) Same as Rattlebox.
Rattooning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rattoon
Ravishment (n.) The act of carrying away by force or against consent; abduction; as, the ravishment of children from their parents, of a ward from his guardian, or of a wife from her husband.
Ravishment (n.) The state of being ravished; rapture; transport of delight; ecstasy.
Ravishment (n.) The act of ravishing a woman; rape.
Sabaeanism (n.) Same as Sabianism.
Sabbatical (a.) Of or pertaining to the Sabbath; resembling the Sabbath; enjoying or bringing an intermission of labor.
Sabulosity (n.) The quality of being sabulous; sandiness; grittiness.
Saccharate (n.) A salt of saccharic acid.
Saccharate (n.) In a wider sense, a compound of saccharose, or any similar carbohydrate, with such bases as the oxides of calcium, barium, or lead; a sucrate.
Saccharify (v. t.) To convert into, or to impregnate with, sugar.
Saccharine (a.) Of or pertaining to sugar; having the qualities of sugar; producing sugar; sweet; as, a saccharine taste; saccharine matter.
Saccharine (n.) A trade name for benzoic sulphinide.
Saccharize (v. t.) To convert into, or to impregnate with, sugar.
Saccharoid (a.) Alt. of Saccharoidal
Saccharone (n.) A white crystal
Saccharone (n.) An oily liquid, C6H10O2, obtained by the reduction of saccharin.
Saccharose (n.) Cane sugar; sucrose; also, in general, any one of the group of which saccharose, or sucrose proper, is the type. See Sucrose.
Saccharous (a.) Saccharine.
Sacchulmic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained as a dark amorphous substance by the long-continued boiling of sucrose with very dilute sulphuric acid. It resembles humic acid.
Sacchulmin (n.) An amorphous huminlike substance resembling sacchulmic acid, and produced together with it.
Sacculated (a.) Furnished with little sacs.
Sacerdotal (a.) Of or pertaining to priests, or to the order of priests; relating to the priesthood; priesty; as, sacerdotal dignity; sacerdotal functions.
Sachemship (n.) Office or condition of a sachem.
Sacrifical (a.) Employed in sacrifice.
Sacrificed (imp. & p. p.) of Sacrifice
Sacrificer (n.) One who sacrifices.
Sacristies (pl. ) of Sacristy
Sacrosanct (a.) Sacred; inviolable.
Saddleback (a.) Same as Saddle-backed.
Saddleback (n.) Anything saddle-backed; esp., a hill or ridge having a concave out
Saddleback (n.) The harp seal.
Saddleback (n.) The great blackbacked gull (Larus marinus).
Saddleback (n.) The larva of a bombycid moth (Empretia stimulea) which has a large, bright green, saddle-shaped patch of color on the back.
Saddlebags (n. pl.) Bags, usually of leather, united by straps or a band, formerly much used by horseback riders to carry small articles, one bag hanging on each side.
Saddletree (n.) The frame of a saddle.
Sadducized (imp. & p. p.) of Sadducize
Sagination (n.) The act of fattening or pampering.
Sagittated (a.) Sagittal; sagittate.
Salability (n.) The quality or condition of being salable; salableness.
Salaeratus (n.) See Saleratus.
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.
Salamstone (n.) A kind of blue sapphire brought from Ceylon.
Saleswomen (pl. ) of Saleswoman
Saleswoman (n.) A woman whose occupation is to sell goods or merchandise.
Salicylate (n.) A salt of salicylic acid.
Salicylide (n.) A white crystal
Salicylite (n.) A compound of salicylal; -- named after the analogy of a salt.
Salicylous (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a substance formerly called salicylous acid, and now salicylal.
Saliferous (a.) Producing, or impregnated with, salt.
Salifiable (a.) Capable of neutralizing an acid to form a salt; -- said of bases; thus, ammonia is salifiable.
Salination (n.) The act of washing with salt water.
Saliniform (a.) Having the form or the qualities of a salt, especially of common salt.
Salisburia (n.) The ginkgo tree (Ginkgo biloba, or Salisburia adiantifolia).
Salivating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Salivate
Salivation (n.) The act or process of salivating; an excessive secretion of saliva, often accompanied with soreness of the mouth and gums; ptyalism.
Sallenders (n. pl.) An eruption on the hind leg of a horse.
Sallowness (n.) The quality or condition of being sallow.
Sally Lunn () A tea cake slighty sweetened, and raised with yeast, baked in the form of biscuits or in a thin loaf, and eaten hot with butter.
Salmagundi (n.) A mixture of chopped meat and pickled herring, with oil, vinegar, pepper, and onions.
Salmagundi (n.) Hence, a mixture of various ingredients; an olio or medley; a potpourri; a miscellany.
Salso-acid (a.) Having a taste compounded of saltness and acidity; both salt and acid.
Saltarella (n.) See Saltarello.
Saltarello (n.) A popular Italian dance in quick 3-4 or 6-8 time, running mostly in triplets, but with a hop step at the beginning of each measure. See Tarantella.
Saltatoria (n. pl.) A division of Orthoptera including grasshoppers, locusts, and crickets.
Saltcellar (n.) Formerly a large vessel, now a small vessel of glass or other material, used for holding salt on the table.
Salt-green (a.) Sea-green in color.
Saltigrade (a.) Having feet or legs formed for leaping.
Saltigrade (n.) One of the Saltigradae, a tribe of spiders which leap to seize their prey.
Salt rheum () A popular name, esp. in the United States, for various cutaneous eruptions, particularly for those of eczema. See Eczema.
Salubrious (a.) Favorable to health; healthful; promoting health; as, salubrious air, water, or climate.
Salutation (n.) The act of saluting, or paying respect or reverence, by the customary words or actions; the act of greeting, or expressing good will or courtesy; also, that which is uttered or done in saluting or greeting.
Salutatory (a.) Containing or expressing salutations; speaking a welcome; greeting; -- applied especially to the oration which introduces the exercises of the Commencements, or similar public exhibitions, in American colleges.
Salutatory (n.) A place for saluting or greeting; a vestibule; a porch.
Salutatory (n.) The salutatory oration.
Samarskite (a.) A rare mineral having a velvet-black color and submetallic luster. It is a niobate of uranium, iron, and the yttrium and cerium metals.
Sanability (n.) The quality or state of being sanable; sanableness; curableness.
Sanatorium (n.) An establishment for the treatment of the sick; a resort for invalids. See Sanitarium.
Sance-bell (n.) Alt. of Sancte bell
Sanctified (a.) Made holy; also, made to have the air of sanctity; sanctimonious.
Sanctifier (n.) One who sanctifies, or makes holy; specifically, the Holy Spirit.
Sanctified (imp. & p. p.) of Sanctify
Sanctimony (n.) Ho
Sanctioned (imp. & p. p.) of Sanction
Sanctitude (n.) Ho
Sanctities (pl. ) of Sanctity
Sandalwood (n.) The highly perfumed yellowish heartwood of an East Indian and Polynesian tree (Santalum album), and of several other trees of the same genus, as the Hawaiian Santalum Freycinetianum and S. pyrularium, the Australian S. latifolium, etc. The name is extended to several other kinds of fragrant wood.
Sandalwood (n.) Any tree of the genus Santalum, or a tree which yields sandalwood.
Sandalwood (n.) The red wood of a kind of buckthorn, used in Russia for dyeing leather (Rhamnus Dahuricus).
Sandbagger (n.) An assaulter whose weapon is a sand bag. See Sand bag, under Sand.
Sand-blind (a.) Having defective sight; dim-sighted; purblind.
Sanderling (n.) A small gray and brown sandpiper (Calidris arenaria) very common on sandy beaches in America, Europe, and Asia. Called also curwillet, sand lark, stint, and ruddy plover.
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.
Sandwiched (imp. & p. p.) of Sandwich
Sang-froid (n.) Freedom from agitation or excitement of mind; coolness in trying circumstances; indifference; calmness.
Sanguifier (n.) A producer of blood.
Sanguinary (a.) Attended with much bloodshed; bloody; murderous; as, a sanguinary war, contest, or battle.
Sanguinary (a.) Bloodthirsty; cruel; eager to shed blood.
Sanguinary (a.) The yarrow.
Sanguinary (a.) The Sanguinaria.
Sanguinely (adv.) In a sanguine manner.
sanguinity (n.) The quality of being sanguine; sanguineness.
Sanguisuge (n.) A bloodsucker, or leech.
Sanhedrist (n.) A member of the sanhedrin.
Sanitarian (a.) Of or pertaining to health, or the laws of health; sanitary.
Sanitarian (n.) An advocate of sanitary measures; one especially interested or versed in sanitary measures.
Sanitarist (n.) A sanitarian.
Sanitarium (n.) A health station or retreat; a sanatorium.
Sanitation (n.) The act of rendering sanitary; the science of sanitary conditions; the preservation of health; the use of sanitary measures; hygiene.
Sanskritic (a.) Sanskrit.
Sans-souci (adv.) Without care; free and easy.
Santoninic (a.) Of or pertaining to santonin; -- used specifically to designate an acid not known in the free state, but obtained in its salts.
Sapan wood () A dyewood yielded by Caesalpinia Sappan, a thorny leguminous tree of Southern Asia and the neighboring islands. It is the original Brazil wood.
Sapiential (a.) Having or affording wisdom.
Sapientize (v. t.) To make sapient.
Saponacity (n.) The quality or state of being saponaceous.
Saponifier (n.) That which saponifies; any reagent used to cause saponification.
Saponified (imp. & p. p.) of Saponify
Saporosity (n.) The quality of a body by which it excites the sensation of taste.
Sapphirine (n.) Resembling sapphire; made of sapphire; having the color, or any quality of sapphire.
Sappodilla (n.) See Sapodilla.
Saprophyte (n.) Any plant growing on decayed animal or vegetable matter, as most fungi and some flowering plants with no green color, as the Indian pipe.
Sarcasmous (a.) Sarcastic.
Sarcobases (pl. ) of Sarcobasis
Sarcobasis (n.) A fruit consisting of many dry indehiscent cells, which contain but few seeds and cohere about a common style, as in the mallows.
Sarcoblast (n.) A minute yellowish body present in the interior of certain rhizopods.
Sarcocolla (n.) A gum resin obtained from certain shrubs of Africa (Penaea), -- formerly thought to cause healing of wounds and ulcers.
sarcoderma (n.) A fleshy covering of a seed, lying between the external and internal integuments.
sarcoderma (n.) A sarcocarp.
Sarcolemma (n.) The very thin transparent and apparently homogeneous sheath which incloses a striated muscular fiber; the myolemma.
Sarcologic (a.) Alt. of Sarcological
Sarcophaga (n. pl.) A suborder of carnivorous and insectivorous marsupials including the dasyures and the opossums.
Sarcophaga (n.) A genus of Diptera, including the flesh flies.
Sarcophagi (pl. ) of Sarcophagus
Sarcophagy (n.) The practice of eating flesh.
Sarcophile (n.) A flesh-eating animal, especially any one of the carnivorous marsupials.
Sarcosepta (pl. ) of Sarcoseptum
Sardachate (n.) A variety of agate containing sard.
Sarmentose (a.) Long and filiform, and almost naked, or having only leaves at the joints where it strikes root; as, a sarmentose stem.
Sarmentose (a.) Bearing sarments; sarmentaceous.
Sarmentous (a.) Sarmentose.
Sarracenia (n.) A genus of American perennial herbs growing in bogs; the American pitcher plant.
Sassorolla (n.) The rock pigeon. See under Pigeon.
Sassy bark () The bark of a West African leguminous tree (Erythrophlaeum Guineense, used by the natives as an ordeal poison, and also medicinally; -- called also mancona bark.
Satirizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Satirize
Satisfying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Satisfy
Satrapical (a.) Satrapal.
Saturating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Saturate
Saturation (n.) The act of saturating, or the state of being saturating; complete penetration or impregnation.
Saturation (n.) The act, process, or result of saturating a substance, or of combining it to its fullest extent.
Saturation (n.) Freedom from mixture or dilution with white; purity; -- said of colors.
Saturnalia (n. pl.) The festival of Saturn, celebrated in December, originally during one day, but afterward during seven days, as a period of unrestrained license and merriment for all classes, extending even to the slaves.
Saturnalia (n. pl.) Hence: A period or occasion of general license, in which the passions or vices have riotous indulgence.
Satyriasis (n.) Immoderate venereal appetite in the male.
Sauerkraut (n.) Cabbage cut fine and allowed to ferment in a brine made of its own juice with salt, -- a German dish.
Sauntering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Saunter
Sauropsida (n. pl.) A comprehensive group of vertebrates, comprising the reptiles and birds.
Saussurite (n.) A tough, compact mineral, of a white, greenish, or grayish color. It is near zoisite in composition, and in part, at least, has been produced by the alteration of feldspar.
Sauterelle (n.) An instrument used by masons and others to trace and form angles.
Sauvegarde (n.) The monitor.
Savageness (n.) The state or quality of being savage.
Savingness (n.) The quality of being saving; carefulness not to expend money uselessly; frugality; parsimony.
Savingness (n.) Tendency to promote salvation.
Savoriness (n.) The quality of being savory.
Saxicavous (a.) Boring, or hollowing out, rocks; -- said of certain mollusks which live in holes which they burrow in rocks. See Illust. of Lithodomus.
Saxicolous (a.) Growing on rocks.
Tabernacle (n.) A slightly built or temporary habitation; especially, a tent.
Tabernacle (n.) A portable structure of wooden framework covered with curtains, which was carried through the wilderness in the Israelitish exodus, as a place of sacrifice and worship.
Tabernacle (n.) Hence, the Jewish temple; sometimes, any other place for worship.
Tabernacle (n.) Figuratively: The human body, as the temporary abode of the soul.
Tabernacle (n.) Any small cell, or like place, in which some holy or precious things was deposited or kept.
Tabernacle (n.) The ornamental receptacle for the pyx, or for the consecrated elements, whether a part of a building or movable.
Tabernacle (n.) A niche for the image of a saint, or for any sacred painting or sculpture.
Tabernacle (n.) Hence, a work of art of sacred subject, having a partially architectural character, as a solid frame resting on a bracket, or the like.
Tabernacle (n.) A tryptich for sacred imagery.
Tabernacle (n.) A seat or stall in a choir, with its canopy.
Tabernacle (n.) A boxlike step for a mast with the after side open, so that the mast can be lowered to pass under bridges, etc.
Tabernacle (v. i.) To dwell or reside for a time; to be temporary housed.
Tablecloth (n.) A cloth for covering a table, especially one with which a table is covered before the dishes, etc., are set on for meals.
Table-land (n.) A broad, level, elevated area of land; a plateau.
Tablespoon (n.) A spoon of the largest size commonly used at the table; -- distinguished from teaspoon, dessert spoon, etc.
Tabularize (v. t.) To tabulate.
Tabulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tabulate
Tabulation (n.) The act of forming into a table or tables; as, the tabulation of statistics.
Tacamahaca (n.) A bitter balsamic resin obtained from tropical American trees of the genus Elaphrium (E. tomentosum and E. Tacamahaca), and also from East Indian trees of the genus Calophyllum; also, the resinous exhudation of the balsam poplar.
Tacamahaca (n.) Any tree yielding tacamahac resin, especially, in North America, the balsam poplar, or balm of Gilead (Populus balsamifera).
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.
Taenioidea (n. pl.) The division of cestode worms which comprises the tapeworms. See Tapeworm.
Taeniosomi (n. pl.) An order of fishes remarkable for their long and compressed form. The ribbon fishes are examples. See Ribbon fish, under Ribbon.
Tail-water (n.) Water in a tailrace.
Taking-off (n.) Removal; murder. See To take off (c), under Take, v. t.
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.
Talismanic (a.) Alt. of Talismanical
Talmudical (a.) Of or pertaining to the Talmud; contained in the Talmud; as, Talmudic Greek; Talmudical phrases.
Tamability (n.) The quality or state of being tamable; tamableness.
Tambouring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tambour
Tambourine (n.) A small drum, especially a shallow drum with only one skin, played on with the hand, and having bells at the sides; a timbrel.
Tangential (a.) Of or pertaining to a tangent; in the direction of a tangent.
Tanglefish (n.) The sea adder, or great pipefish of Europe.
Tanglingly (adv.) In a tangling manner.
Tantalized (imp. & p. p.) of Tantalize
Tantalizer (n.) One who tantalizes.
Tantamount (a.) Equivalent in value, signification, or effect.
Tantamount (v. i.) To be tantamount or equivalent; to amount.
Tapestries (pl. ) of Tapestry
Tapestried (imp. & p. p.) of Tapestry
Tapoa tafa () A small carnivorous marsupial (Phascogale penicillata) having long, soft fur, and a very long tail with a tuft of long hairs at the end; -- called also brush-tailed phascogale.
Tappit hen () A hen having a tuft of feathers on her head.
Tappit hen () A measuring pot holding one quart (according to some, three quarts); -- so called from a knob on the lid, thought to resemble a crested hen.
Tarantella (n.) A rapid and delirious sort of Neapolitan dance in 6-8 time, which moves in whirling triplets; -- so called from a popular notion of its being a remedy against the poisonous bite of the tarantula. Some derive its name from Taranto in Apulia.
Tarantella (n.) Music suited to such a dance.
Tarantulas (pl. ) of Tarantula
Tarantulae (pl. ) of Tarantula
Tardigrada (a.) A tribe of edentates comprising the sloths. They are noted for the slowness of their movements when on the ground. See Sloth, 3.
Tardigrada (a.) An order of minute aquatic arachnids; -- called also bear animalcules, sloth animalcules, and water bears.
Tardigrade (a.) Moving or stepping slowly; slow-paced.
Tardigrade (a.) Of or pertaining to the Tardigrada.
Tardigrade (n.) One of the Tardigrada.
Tarnishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tarnish
Tarquinish (a.) Like a Tarquin, a king of ancient Rome; proud; haughty; overbearing.
Tarsectomy (n.) The operation of excising one or more of the bones of the tarsus.
Tarsiatura (n.) A kind of mosaic in woodwork, much employed in Italy in the fifteenth century and later, in which scrolls and arabesques, and sometimes architectural scenes, landscapes, fruits, flowers, and the like, were produced by inlaying pieces of wood of different colors and shades into panels usually of walnut wood.
Tartarated (a.) Tartrated.
Tartareous (a.) Of or pertaining to Tartarus; hellish.
Tartareous (a.) Consisting of tartar; of the nature of tartar.
Tartareous (a.) Having the surface rough and crumbling; as, many lichens are tartareous.
Tartarized (imp. & p. p.) of Tartarize
Tartramate (n.) A salt of tartramic acid.
Tartramide (n.) An acid amide derivative of tartaric acid, obtained as a white crystal
Tartrazine (n.) An artificial dyestuff obtained as an orange-yellow powder, and regarded as a phenyl hydrazine derivative of tartaric and sulphonic acids.
Tartronate (n.) A salt of tartronic acid.
Tartuffish (a.) Alt. of Tartufish
Taskmaster (n.) One who imposes a task, or burdens another with labor; one whose duty is to assign tasks; an overseer.
Tasselling () of Tassel
Tauntingly (adv.) In a taunting manner.
Taurocolla (n.) Glue made from a bull's hide.
Tauromachy (n.) Bullfighting.
Tautologic (a.) Tautological.
Tautomeric (a.) Relating to, or characterized by, tautomerism.
Tautophony (n.) Repetition of the same sound.
Tautozonal (a.) Belonging to the same zone; as, tautozonal planes.
Tawdriness (n.) Quality or state of being tawdry.
Taxability (n.) The quality or state of being taxable; taxableness.
Taxidermic (a.) Of or pertaining to the art of preparing and preserving the skins of animals.
Taxonomist (n.) One skilled in taxonomy.
Vaccinated (imp. & p. p.) of Vaccinate
Vaccinator (n.) One who, or that which, vaccinates.
Vacillancy (n.) The quality or state of being vacillant, or wavering.
Vacillated (imp. & p. p.) of Vacillate
Vacuolated (a.) Full of vacuoles, or small air cavities; as, vacuolated cells.
Vade mecum () A book or other thing that a person carries with him as a constant companion; a manual; a handbook.
Vagabondry (n.) Vagabondage.
Vaginicola (n.) A genus of Infusoria which form minute vaselike or tubular cases in which they dwell.
Vaginismus (n.) A painful spasmodic contraction of the vagina, often rendering copulation impossible.
Valeramide (n.) The acid amide derivative of valeric acid, obtained as a white crystal
Valerianic (a.) Performance to, or obtained from, valerian root; specifically, designating an acid which is usually called valeric acid.
Valeridine (n.) A base, C10H19N, produced by heating valeric aldehyde with ammonia. It is probably related to the conine alkaloids.
Valerylene (n.) A liquid hydrocarbon, C5H8; -- called also pentine.
Validation (n.) The act of giving validity.
Valleculae (pl. ) of Vallecula
Valsalvian (a.) Of or pertaining to Valsalva, an Italian anatomist of the 17th century.
Vanadinite (n.) A mineral occurring in yellowish, and ruby-red hexagonal crystals. It consist of lead vanadate with a small proportion of lead chloride.
Vanishment (n.) A vanishing.
Vanquished (imp. & p. p.) of Vanquish
Vanquisher (n.) One who, or that which, vanquishes.
Vaporation (n.) The act or process of converting into vapor, or of passing off in vapor; evaporation.
Vaporiform (a.) Existing in a vaporous form or state; as, steam is a vaporiform substance.
Vaporizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vaporize
Vapulation (n.) The act of beating or whipping.
Variciform (a.) Resembling a varix.
Varicocele (n.) A varicose enlargement of the veins of the spermatic cord; also, a like enlargement of the veins of the scrotum.
Varicosity (n.) The quality or state of being varicose.
Varicosity (n.) An enlargement or swelling in a vessel, fiber, or the like; a varix; as, the varicosities of nerve fibers.
Variegated (imp. & p. p.) of Variegate
Variegated (a.) Having marks or patches of different colors; as, variegated leaves, or flowers.
Variformed (a.) Formed with different shapes; having various forms; variform.
Variolitic (a.) Thickly marked with small, round specks; spotted.
Variolitic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, variolite.
Varnishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Varnish
Varnishing (n.) The act of laying on varnish; also, materials for varnish.
Vaticanism (n.) The doctrine of papal supremacy; extreme views in support of the authority of the pope; ultramontanism; -- a term used only by persons who are not Roman Catholics.
Vaticanist (n.) One who strongly adheres to the papal authority; an ultramontanist.
Vaticinate (v. i. & t.) To prophesy; to foretell; to practice prediction; to utter prophecies.
Vaudeville (n.) A kind of song of a lively character, frequently embodying a satire on some person or event, sung to a familiar air in couplets with a refrain; a street song; a topical song.
Vaudeville (n.) A theatrical piece, usually a comedy, the dialogue of which is intermingled with light or satirical songs, set to familiar airs.
Vauntingly (adv.) In a vaunting manner.
Waddlingly (adv.) In a waddling manner.
Wag-halter (n.) One who moves or wears a halter; one likely to be hanged.
Wainscoted (imp. & p. p.) of Wainscot
Wainwright (n.) Same as Wagonwright.
Waistcloth (n.) A cloth or wrapper worn about the waist; by extension, such a garment worn about the hips and passing between the thighs.
Waistcloth (n.) A covering of canvas or tarpaulin for the hammocks, stowed on the nettings, between the quarterdeck and the forecastle.
Wake-robin (n.) Any plant of the genus Arum, especially, in England, the cuckoopint (Arum maculatum).
Waldensian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Waldenses.
Waldensian (n.) One Holding the Waldensian doctrines.
Waldheimia (n.) A genus of brachiopods of which many species are found in the fossil state. A few still exist in the deep sea.
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.
Wall-sided (a.) Having sides nearly perpendicular; -- said of certain vessels to distinguish them from those having flaring sides, or sides tumbling home (see under Tumble, v. i.).
Wanderment (n.) The act of wandering, or roaming.
Wantonness (n.) The quality or state of being wanton; negligence of restraint; sportiveness; recklessness; lasciviousness.
Wapinschaw (n.) An exhibition of arms. according to the rank of the individual, by all persons bearing arms; -- formerly made at certain seasons in each district.
War-beaten (a.) Warworn.
Warblingly (adv.) In a warbling manner.
Wardenship (n.) The office or jurisdiction of a warden.
Warega fly () A Brazilian fly whose larvae live in the skin of man and animals, producing painful sores.
Warehouses (pl. ) of Warehouse
Warehoused (imp. & p. p.) of Warehouse
Warmthless (a.) Being without warmth; not communicating warmth; cold.
Warrandice (n.) The obligation by which a person, conveying a subject or a right, is bound to uphold that subject or right against every claim, challenge, or burden arising from circumstances prior to the conveyance; warranty.
Warranting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Warrant
Warrantise (n.) Authority; security; warranty.
Warrantise (v. t.) To warrant.
Warranties (pl. ) of Warranty
Warriangle (n.) See Wariangle.
Warrioress (n.) A female warrior.
Warwickite (n.) A dark brown or black mineral, occurring in prismatic crystals imbedded in limestone near Warwick, New York. It consists of the borate and titanate of magnesia and iron.
Wasteboard (n.) See Washboard, 3.
Watchhouse (n.) A house in which a watch or guard is placed.
Watchhouse (n.) A place where persons under temporary arrest by the police of a city are kept; a police station; a lockup.
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 aloe () See Water soldier.
Water arum () An aroid herb (Calla palustris) having a white spathe. It is an inhabitant of the north temperate zone.
Water back () See under 1st Back.
Water bath () A device for regulating the temperature of anything subjected to heat, by surrounding the vessel containing it with another vessel containing water which can be kept at a desired temperature; also, a vessel designed for this purpose.
Water bear () Any species of Tardigrada, 2. See Illust. of Tardigrada.
Water bird () Any aquatic bird; a water fowl.
Waterboard (n.) A board set up to windward in a boat, to keep out water.
Water buck () A large, heavy antelope (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) native of Central Africa. It frequents the banks of rivers and is a good swimmer. It has a white ring around the rump. Called also photomok, water antelope, and waterbok.
Water butt () A large, open-headed cask, set up on end, to contain water.
Water cart () A cart carrying water; esp., one carrying water for sale, or for sprinkling streets, gardens, etc.
Water cavy () The capybara.
Water cell () A cell containing water; specifically (Zool.), one of the cells or chambers in which water is stored up in the stomach of a camel.
Water cock () A large gallinule (Gallicrex cristatus) native of Australia, India, and the East Indies. In the breeding season the male is black and has a fleshy red caruncle, or horn, on the top of its head. Called also kora.
Water crow () The dipper.
Water crow () The European coot.
Water cure () Hydropathy.
Water cure () A hydropathic institution.
Water deck () A covering of painting canvas for the equipments of a dragoon's horse.
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.
Water dock () A tall, coarse dock growing in wet places. The American water dock is Rumex orbiculatus, the European is R. Hydrolapathum.
Water flag () A European species of Iris (Iris Pseudacorus) having bright yellow flowers.
Water flea () Any one of numerous species of small aquatic Entomostraca belonging to the genera Cyclops, Daphnia, etc; -- so called because they swim with sudden leaps, or starts.
Waterflood (n.) A flood of water; an inundation.
Water gage () See Water gauge.
Water gall () A cavity made in the earth by a torrent of water; a washout.
Water gall () A watery appearance in the sky, accompanying the rainbow; a secondary or broken rainbow.
Water gang () A passage for water, such as was usually made in a sea wall, to drain water out of marshes.
Water gate () A gate, or valve, by which a flow of water is permitted, prevented, or regulated.
Water hare () A small American hare or rabbit (Lepus aquaticus) found on or near the southern coasts of the United States; -- called also water rabbit, and swamp hare.
Water hemp () See under Hemp.
Waterhorse (n.) A pile of salted fish heaped up to drain.
Water inch () Same as Inch of water, under Water.
Wateriness (n.) The quality or state of being watery; moisture; humidity.
Water-laid (a.) Having a left-hand twist; -- said of cordage; as, a water-laid, or left-hand, rope.
Water lily () A blossom or plant of any species of the genus Nymphaea, distinguished for its large floating leaves and beautiful flowers. See Nymphaea.
Water lime () Hydraulic lime.
Watermelon (n.) The very large ovoid or roundish fruit of a cucurbitaceous plant (Citrullus vulgaris) of many varieties; also, the plant itself. The fruit sometimes weighs many pounds; its pulp is usually pink in color, and full of a sweet watery juice. It is a native of tropical Africa, but is now cultivated in many countries. See Illust. of Melon.
Water mill () A mill whose machinery is moved by water; -- distinguished from a windmill, and a steam mill.
Water mint () A kind of mint (Mentha aquatica) growing in wet places, and sometimes having a perfume resembling bergamot.
Water mite () Any of numerous species of aquatic mites belonging to Hydrachna and allied genera of the family Hydrachnidae, usually having the legs fringed and adapted for swimming. They are often red or red and black in color, and while young are parasites of fresh-water insects and mussels. Called also water tick, and water spider.
Water mole () The shrew mole. See under Shrew.
Water mole () The duck mole. See under Duck.
Water newt () Any one of numerous species of aquatic salamanders; a triton.
Water piet () The water ousel.
Water pipe () A pipe for conveying water.
Water pore () A pore by which the water tubes of various invertebrates open externally.
Water pore () One of certain minute pores in the leaves of some plants. They are without true guardian cells, but in other respects closely resemble ordinary stomata.
Waterproof (a.) Proof against penetration or permeation by water; impervious to water; as, a waterproof garment; a waterproof roof.
Waterproof (n.) A substance or preparation for rendering cloth, leather, etc., impervious to water.
Waterproof (n.) Cloth made waterproof, or any article made of such cloth, or of other waterproof material, as rubber; esp., an outer garment made of such material.
Waterproof (v. t.) To render impervious to water, as cloth, leather, etc.
Water rail () Any one of numerous species of rails of the genus Rallus, as the common European species (Rallus aquaticus). See Illust. of Rail.
Water rate () A rate or tax for a supply of water.
Water rice () Indian rice. See under Rice.
Water sail () A small sail sometimes set under a studding sail or under a driver boom, and reaching nearly to the water.
Waterscape (n.) A sea view; -- distinguished from landscape.
Watershoot (n.) A sprig or shoot from the root or stock of a tree.
Watershoot (n.) That which serves to guard from falling water; a drip or dripstone.
Watershoot (n.) A trough for discharging water.
Water-soak (v. t.) To soak water; to fill the interstices of with water.
Waterspout (n.) A remarkable meteorological phenomenon, of the nature of a tornado or whirlwind, usually observed over the sea, but sometimes over the land.
Water tick () Same as Water mite.
Water tree () A climbing shrub (Tetracera alnifolia, / potatoria) of Western Africa, which pours out a watery sap from the freshly cut stems.
Water tube () One of a system of tubular excretory organs having external openings, found in many invertebrates. They are believed to be analogous in function to the kidneys of vertebrates. See Illust. under Trematodea, and Sporocyst.
Water vine () Any plant of the genus Phytocrene, climbing shrubs of Asia and Africa, the stems of which are singularly porous, and when cut stream with a limpid potable juice.
Water vole () See under Vole.
Water wing () One of two walls built on either side of the junction of a bridge with the bank of a river, to protect the abutment of the bridge and the bank from the action of the current.
Wattlebird (n.) Any one of several species of honey eaters belonging to Anthochaera and allied genera of the family Meliphagidae. These birds usually have a large and conspicuous wattle of naked skin hanging down below each ear. They are natives of Australia and adjacent islands.
Wattlebird (n.) The Australian brush turkey.
Waveringly (adv.) In a wavering manner.
Wawaskeesh (n.) The wapiti, or wapiti, or American elk.
Waymenting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wayment
Wayz-goose (n.) A stubble goose.
Wayz-goose (n.) An annual feast of the persons employed in a printing office.
Xanthamide (n.) An amido derivative of xanthic acid obtained as a white crystal
Xanthidium (n.) A genus of minute unicellular algae of the desmids. These algae have a rounded shape and are armed with glochidiate or branched aculei. Several species occur in ditches, and others are found fossil in flint or hornstone.
Xanthinine (n.) A complex nitrogenous substance related to urea and uric acid, produced as a white powder; -- so called because it forms yellow salts, and because its solution forms a blue fluorescence like quinine.
Xanthopous (a.) Having a yellow stipe, or stem.
Yaffingale (n.) The yaffle.
Yaguarundi (n.) Same as Jaguarondi.
Yajur-Veda (n.) See Veda.
Zaphrentis (n.) An extinct genus of cyathophylloid corals common in the Paleozoic formations. It is cup-shaped with numerous septa, and with a deep pit in one side of the cup.
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