10 letter words whose second letter is E

Aedileship (n.) The office of an aedile.

Aegicrania (n. pl.) Sculptured ornaments, used in classical architecture, representing rams' heads or skulls.

Aeolotropy (n.) Difference of quality or property in different directions.

Aeriferous (a.) Conveying or containing air; air-bearing; as, the windpipe is an aeriferous tube.

Aerobiotic (a.) Related to, or of the nature of, aerobies; as, aerobiotic plants, which live only when supplied with free oxygen.

Aerography (n.) A description of the air or atmosphere; aerology.

Aerologist (n.) One versed in aerology.

Aerometric (a.) Of or pertaining to aerometry; as, aerometric investigations.

Aeronautic (a.) Alt. of Aeronautical

Aerophobia (n.) Alt. of Aerophoby

Aerosphere (n.) The atmosphere.

Aerostatic (a.) Alt. of Aerostatical

Aeruginous (a.) Of the nature or color of verdigris, or the rust of copper.

Aesthetics (n.) Alt. of Esthetics

Beaconless (a.) Having no beacon.

Beadleship (n.) The state of being, or the personality of, a beadle.

Bead proof () Among distillers, a certain degree of strength in alcoholic liquor, as formerly ascertained by the floating or sinking of glass globules of different specific gravities thrown into it; now ascertained by more accurate meters.

Bead proof () A degree of strength in alcoholic liquor as shown by beads or small bubbles remaining on its surface, or at the side of the glass, when shaken.

Beadswoman (n.) Alt. of Bedeswoman

Bedeswoman (n.) Fem. of Beadsman.

Bean caper () A deciduous plant of warm climates, generally with fleshy leaves and flowers of a yellow or whitish yellow color, of the genus Zygophyllum.

Bear's-ear (n.) A kind of primrose (Primula auricula), so called from the shape of the leaf.

Bear's-paw (n.) A large bivalve shell of the East Indies (Hippopus maculatus), often used as an ornament.

Beatifical (a.) Having the power to impart or complete blissful enjoyment; blissful.

Beatifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beatify

Beau ideal () A conception or image of consummate beauty, moral or physical, formed in the mind, free from all the deformities, defects, and blemishes seen in actual existence; an ideal or faultless standard or model.

Beau monde () The fashionable world; people of fashion and gayety.

Beautifier (n.) One who, or that which, beautifies or makes beautiful.

Beautified (imp. & p. p.) of Beautify

Beautiless (a.) Destitute of beauty.

Beaverteen (n.) A kind of fustian made of coarse twilled cotton, shorn after dyeing.

Beccabunga (n.) See Brooklime.

Beccaficos (pl. ) of Beccafico

Beclouding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Becloud

Becomingly (adv.) In a becoming manner.

Bedabbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bedabble

Bedazzling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bedazzle

Bedchamber (n.) A chamber for a bed; an apartment form sleeping in.

Bedclothes (n. pl.) Blankets, sheets, coverlets, etc., for a bed.

Bedevilled (imp. & p. p.) of Bedevil

Bedeviling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bedevil

Bedraggled (imp. & p. p.) of Bedraggle

Bedrenched (imp. & p. p.) of Bedrench

Bedswerver (n.) One who swerves from and is unfaithful to the marriage vow.

Beech tree () The beech.

Beetlehead (n.) A stupid fellow; a blockhead.

Beetlehead (n.) The black-bellied plover, or bullhead (Squatarola helvetica). See Plover.

Beforehand (adv.) In a state of anticipation ore preoccupation; in advance; -- often followed by with.

Beforehand (adv.) By way of preparation, or preliminary; previously; aforetime.

Beforehand (a.) In comfortable circumstances as regards property; forehanded.

Beforetime (adv.) Formerly; aforetime.

Befriended (imp. & p. p.) of Befriend

Beggarhood (n.) The condition of being a beggar; also, the class of beggars.

Beggestere (n.) A beggar.

Begrudging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Begrudge

Behindhand (adv. & a.) In arrears financially; in a state where expenditures have exceeded the receipt of funds.

Behindhand (adv. & a.) In a state of backwardness, in respect to what is seasonable or appropriate, or as to what should have been accomplished; not equally forward with some other person or thing; dilatory; backward; late; tardy; as, behindhand in studies or in work.

Behoovable (a.) Supplying need; profitable; advantageous.

Behooveful (a.) Advantageous; useful; profitable.

Bejaundice (v. t.) To infect with jaundice.

Bejewelled () of Bejewel

Bejeweling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bejewel

Belaboring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Belabor

Belectured (imp. & p. p.) of Belecture

Bel-esprit (n.) A fine genius, or man of wit.

Belgravian (a.) Belonging to Belgravia (a fashionable quarter of London, around Pimlico), or to fashionable life; aristocratic.

Believable (a.) Capable of being believed; credible.

Belittling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Belittle

Belladonna (n.) An herbaceous European plant (Atropa belladonna) with reddish bell-shaped flowers and shining black berries. The whole plant and its fruit are very poisonous, and the root and leaves are used as powerful medicinal agents. Its properties are largely due to the alkaloid atropine which it contains. Called also deadly nightshade.

Belladonna (n.) A species of Amaryllis (A. belladonna); the belladonna lily.

Bell crank () A lever whose two arms form a right angle, or nearly a right angle, having its fulcrum at the apex of the angle. It is used in bell pulls and in changing the direction of bell wires at angles of rooms, etc., and also in machinery.

Bell-faced (a.) Having the striking surface convex; -- said of hammers.

Bellflower (n.) A plant of the genus Campanula; -- so named from its bell-shaped flowers.

Bellflower (n.) A kind of apple. The yellow bellflower is a large, yellow winter apple.

Bell metal () A hard alloy or bronze, consisting usually of about three parts of copper to one of tin; -- used for making bells.

Bellwether (n.) A wether, or sheep, which leads the flock, with a bell on his neck.

Bellwether (n.) Hence: A leader.

Bellybound (a.) Costive; constipated.

Bellycheat (n.) An apron or covering for the front of the person.

Bellycheer (n.) Good cheer; viands.

Bellycheer (v. i.) To revel; to feast.

Belswagger (n.) A lewd man; also, a bully.

Benedicite (n.) A canticle (the Latin version of which begins with this word) which may be used in the order for morning prayer in the Church of England. It is taken from an apocryphal addition to the third chapter of Daniel.

Benedicite (n.) An exclamation corresponding to Bless you !.

Benedictus (a.) The song of Zacharias at the birth of John the Baptist (Luke i. 68); -- so named from the first word of the Latin version.

Benefactor (n.) One who confers a benefit or benefits.

Beneficent (a.) Doing or producing good; performing acts of kindness and charity; characterized by beneficence.

Beneficial (a.) Conferring benefits; useful; profitable; helpful; advantageous; serviceable; contributing to a valuable end; -- followed by to.

Beneficial (a.) Receiving, or entitled to have or receive, advantage, use, or benefit; as, the beneficial owner of an estate.

Beneficial (a.) King.

Benevolent (a.) Having a disposition to do good; possessing or manifesting love to mankind, and a desire to promote their prosperity and happiness; disposed to give to good objects; kind; charitable.

Benevolous (a.) Kind; benevolent.

Benighting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Benight

Benignancy (n.) Benignant quality; kind

Bent grass () Same as Bent, a kind of grass.

Benthamism (n.) That phase of the doctrine of utilitarianism taught by Jeremy Bentham; the doctrine that the morality of actions is estimated and determined by their utility; also, the theory that the sensibility to pleasure and the recoil from pain are the only motives which influence human desires and actions, and that these are the sufficient explanation of ethical and jural conceptions.

Benthamite (n.) One who believes in Benthamism.

Benumbment (n.) Act of benumbing, or state of being benumbed; torpor.

Bepommeled (imp. & p. p.) of Bepommel

Bequeathed (imp. & p. p.) of Bequeath

Bequeathal (n.) The act of bequeathing; bequeathment; bequest.

Bereaving. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bereave

Bergmaster (n.) See Barmaster.

Berkeleian (a.) Of or relating to Bishop Berkeley or his system of idealism; as, Berkeleian philosophy.

Bernardine (a.) Of or pertaining to St. Bernard of Clairvaux, or to the Cistercian monks.

Bernardine (n.) A Cistercian monk.

Bes-antler (n.) Same as Bez-antler.

Bescribble (v. t.) To scribble over.

Beseeching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beseech

Beseeching (a.) Entreating urgently; imploring; as, a beseeching look.

Beslavered (imp. & p. p.) of Beslaver

Besmearing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Besmear

Besmirched (imp. & p. p.) of Besmirch

Besmutting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Besmut

Bespangled (imp. & p. p.) of Bespangle

Bespeaking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bespeak

Bespeckled (imp. & p. p.) of Bespeckle

Bespitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bespit

Bespotting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bespot

Besprinkle (v. t.) To sprinkle over; to scatter over.

Bestiality (n.) The state or quality of being bestial.

Bestiality (n.) Unnatural connection with a beast.

Bestialize (v. t.) To make bestial, or like a beast; to degrade; to brutalize.

Besticking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bestick

Bestirring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bestir

Bestowment (n.) The act of giving or bestowing; a conferring or bestowal.

Bestowment (n.) That which is given or bestowed.

Bestraddle (v. t.) To bestride.

Bestraught (a.) Out of one's senses; distracted; mad.

Bestrewing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bestrew

Bestridden (p. p.) of Bestride

Bestriding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bestride

Bestudding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bestud

Betelguese (n.) A bright star of the first magnitude, near one shoulder of Orion.

Bete noire () Something especially hated or dreaded; a bugbear.

Bethinking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bethink

Bethlemite (n.) An inhabitant of Bethlehem in Judea.

Bethlemite (n.) An insane person; a madman; a bedlamite.

Bethlemite (n.) One of an extinct English order of monks.

Bethumping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bethump

Betokening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Betoken

Betrayment (n.) Betrayal.

Betrimming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Betrim

Betrothing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Betroth

Betterment (n.) A making better; amendment; improvement.

Betterment (n.) An improvement of an estate which renders it better than mere repairing would do; -- generally used in the plural.

Bettermost (a.) Best.

Betterness (n.) The quality of being better or superior; superiority.

Betterness (n.) The difference by which fine gold or silver exceeds in fineness the standard.

Bevel gear () A kind of gear in which the two wheels working together lie in different planes, and have their teeth cut at right angles to the surfaces of two cones whose apices coincide with the point where the axes of the wheels would meet.

Bewailable (a.) Such as may, or ought to, be bewailed; lamentable.

Bewailment (n.) The act of bewailing.

Bewildered (imp. & p. p.) of Bewilder

Bewildered (a.) Greatly perplexed; as, a bewildered mind.

Bewitching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bewitch

Bewitchery (n.) The power of bewitching or fascinating; bewitchment; charm; fascination.

Bewitching (a.) Having power to bewitch or fascinate; enchanting; captivating; charming.

Bewondered (imp. & p. p.) of Bewonder

Bewrayment (n.) Betrayal.

Bez-antler (n.) The second branch of a stag's horn.

Cecidomyia (n.) A genus of small dipterous files, including several very injurious species, as the Hessian fly. See Hessian fly.

Cecutiency (n.) Partial blindness, or a tendency to blindness.

Celebrated (imp. & p. p.) of Celebrate

Celebrated (a.) Having celebrity; distinguished; renowned.

Celebrator (n.) One who celebrates; a praiser.

Celebrious (a.) Famous.

Celibatist (n.) One who lives unmarried.

Cellulated (a.) Cellular.

Cellulitis (n.) An inflammantion of the cellular or areolar tissue, esp. of that lying immediately beneath the skin.

Cemeterial (a.) Of or pertaining to a cemetery.

Cemeteries (pl. ) of Cemetery

Cenobitism (n.) The state of being a cenobite; the belief or practice of a cenobite.

Censorious (a.) Addicted to censure; apt to blame or condemn; severe in making remarks on others, or on their writings or manners.

Censorious (a.) Implying or expressing censure; as, censorious remarks.

Censorship (n.) The office or power of a censor; as, to stand for a censorship.

Censurable (a.) Deserving of censure; blamable; culpable; reprehensible; as, a censurable person, or censurable conduct.

Centennial (a.) Relating to, or associated with, the commemoration of an event that happened a hundred years before; as, a centennial ode.

Centennial (a.) Happening once in a hundred years; as, centennial jubilee; a centennial celebration.

Centennial (a.) Lasting or aged a hundred years.

Centennial (n.) The celebration of the hundredth anniversary of any event; a centenary.

Centesimal (a.) Hundredth.

Centesimal (n.) A hundredth part.

Centigrade (a.) Consisting of a hundred degrees; graduated into a hundred divisions or equal parts.

Centigrade (a.) Of or pertaining to the centigrade thermometer; as, 10! centigrade (or 10! C.).

Centiliter (n.) Alt. of Centilitre

Centilitre (n.) The hundredth part of a liter; a measure of volume or capacity equal to a little more than six tenths (0.6102) of a cubic inch, or one third (0.338) of a fluid ounce.

Centiloquy (n.) A work divided into a hundred parts.

Centimeter (n.) Alt. of Centimetre

Centimetre (n.) The hundredth part of a meter; a measure of length equal to rather more than thirty-nine hundredths (0.3937) of an inch. See Meter.

Centistere (n.) The hundredth part of a stere, equal to .353 cubic feet.

Centralism (n.) The state or condition of being central; the combination of several parts into one whole; centralization.

Centralism (n.) The system by which power is centralized, as in a government.

Centrality (n.) The state of being central; tendency towards a center.

Centralize (v. t.) To draw or bring to a center point; to gather into or about a center; to bring into one system, or under one control.

Centricity (n.) The state or quality of being centric; centricalness.

Centrosome (n.) A peculiar rounded body lying near the nucleus of a cell. It is regarded as the dynamic element by means of which the machinery of cell division is organized.

Centumviri (pl. ) of Centumvir

Centuriate (a.) Pertaining to, or divided into, centuries or hundreds.

Centuriate (v. t.) To divide into hundreds.

Cepevorous (a.) Feeding upon onions.

Cephalalgy (n.) Pain in the head; headache.

Cephalitis (n.) Same as Phrenitis.

Cephalopod (n.) Alt. of Cephalopode

Cerasinous (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, cerasin.

Cerasinous (a.) Of a cherry color.

Ceratohyal (a.) Pertaining to the bone, or cartilage, below the epihyal in the hyoid arch.

Ceratohyal (n.) A ceratohyal bone, or cartilage, which, in man, forms one of the small horns of the hyoid.

Cerebellar (a.) Alt. of Cerebellous

Cerebellum (n.) The large lobe of the hind brain in front of and above the medulla; the little brain. It controls combined muscular action. See Brain.

Cerebritis (n.) Inflammation of the cerebrum.

Ceremonial (a.) Relating to ceremony, or external rite; ritual; according to the forms of established rites.

Ceremonial (a.) Observant of forms; ceremonious. [In this sense ceremonious is now preferred.]

Ceremonial (n.) A system of rules and ceremonies, enjoined by law, or established by custom, in religious worship, social intercourse, or the courts of princes; outward form.

Ceremonial (n.) The order for rites and forms in the Roman Catholic church, or the book containing the rules prescribed to be observed on solemn occasions.

Ceremonies (pl. ) of Ceremony

Ceriferous (a.) Producing wax.

Cerinthian (n.) One of an ancient religious sect, so called from Cerinthus, a Jew, who attempted to unite the doctrines of Christ with the opinions of the Jews and Gnostics.

Cerography (n.) The art of making characters or designs in, or with, wax.

Cerography (n.) A method of making stereotype plates from inscribed sheets of wax.

Ceroplasty (n.) The art of modeling in wax.

Certifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Certify

Certiorari (n.) A writ issuing out of chancery, or a superior court, to call up the records of a inferior court, or remove a cause there depending, in order that the party may have more sure and speedy justice, or that errors and irregularities may be corrected. It is obtained upon complaint of a party that he has not received justice, or can not have an impartial trial in the inferior court.

Ceruminous (a.) Pertaining to, or secreting, cerumen; as, the ceruminous glands.

Cervantite (n.) See under Antimony.

Cessionary (a.) Having surrendered the effects; as, a cessionary bankrupt.

Cestoldean (n.) One of the Cestoidea.

Cetologist (a.) One versed in cetology.

Deaconhood (n.) The state of being a deacon; office of a deacon; deaconship.

Deaconship (n.) The office or ministry of a deacon or deaconess.

Deadlihood (n.) State of the dead.


Dealbation (n.) Act of bleaching; a whitening.

Deambulate (v. i.) To walk abroad.

Dear-loved (a.) Greatly beloved.

Deathwatch (n.) A small beetle (Anobium tessellatum and other allied species). By forcibly striking its head against woodwork it makes a ticking sound, which is a call of the sexes to each other, but has been imagined by superstitious people to presage death.

Deathwatch (n.) A small wingless insect, of the family Psocidae, which makes a similar but fainter sound; -- called also deathtick.

Deathwatch (n.) The guard set over a criminal before his execution.

Deauration (n.) Act of gilding.

Debacchate (v. i.) To rave as a bacchanal.

Debasement (n.) The act of debasing or the state of being debased.

Debasingly (adv.) In a manner to debase.

Debatement (n.) Controversy; deliberation; debate.

Debatingly (adv.) In the manner of a debate.

Debauching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Debauch

Debauchery (n.) Corruption of fidelity; seduction from virtue, duty, or allegiance.

Debauchery (n.) Excessive indulgence of the appetites; especially, excessive indulgence of lust; intemperance; sensuality; habitual lewdness.

Debentured (a.) Entitled to drawback or debenture; as, debentured goods.

Debilitant (a.) Diminishing the energy of organs; reducing excitement; as, a debilitant drug.

Debilitate (v. t.) To impair the strength of; to weaken; to enfeeble; as, to debilitate the body by intemperance.

Debonairly (adv.) Courteously; elegantly.

Deboshment (n.) Debauchment.

Debouching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Debouch

Debouchure (n.) The outward opening of a river, of a valley, or of a strait.

Debulliate (v. i.) To boil over.

Debulition (n.) A bubbling or boiling over.

Decacerata (n. pl.) The division of Cephalopoda which includes the squids, cuttlefishes, and others having ten arms or tentacles; -- called also Decapoda. [Written also Decacera.] See Dibranchiata.

Decagramme (n.) A weight of the metric system; ten grams, equal to about 154.32 grains avoirdupois.

Decagynian (a.) Alt. of Deccagynous

Decahedral (a.) Having ten sides.

Decahedron (n.) A solid figure or body inclosed by ten plane surfaces.

Decalogist (n.) One who explains the decalogue.

Decampment (n.) Departure from a camp; a marching off.

Decandrian (a.) Alt. of Decandrous

Decandrous (a.) Belonging to the Decandria; having ten stamens.

Decangular (a.) Having ten angles.

Decapitate (v. t.) To cut off the head of; to behead.

Decapitate (v. t.) To remove summarily from office.

Deccapodal (a.) Alt. of Deccapodous

Deceitless (a.) Free from deceit.

Deceivable (a.) Fitted to deceive; deceitful.

Deceivable (a.) Subject to deceit; capable of being misled.

Deceivably (adv.) In a deceivable manner.

Decempedal (a.) Ten feet in length.

Decempedal (a.) Having ten feet; decapodal.

Decemviral (a.) Pertaining to the decemvirs in Rome.

Decenniums (pl. ) of Decennium

Decennoval (a.) Alt. of Decennovary

Deceptible (a.) Capable of being deceived; deceivable.

Deceptious (a.) Tending deceive; delusive.

Decerption (n.) The act of plucking off; a cropping.

Decerption (n.) That which is plucked off or rent away; a fragment; a piece.

Decidement (n.) Means of forming a decision.

Decigramme (n.) A weight in the metric system; one tenth of a gram, equal to 1.5432 grains avoirdupois.

Decimalism (n.) The system of a decimal currency, decimal weights, measures, etc.

Decimalize (v. t.) To reduce to a decimal system; as, to decimalize the currency.

Decimating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decimate

Decimation (n.) A tithing.

Decimation (n.) A selection of every tenth person by lot, as for punishment.

Decimation (n.) The destruction of any large proportion, as of people by pestilence or war.

Deciphered (imp. & p. p.) of Decipher

Decipherer (n.) One who deciphers.

Decipiency (n.) State of being deceived; hallucination.

Decivilize (v. t.) To reduce from civilization to a savage state.

Declaiming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Declaim

Declaimant (n.) A declaimer.

Declamator (n.) A declaimer.

Declarable (a.) Capable of being declared.

Declarator (n.) A form of action by which some right or interest is sought to be judicially declared.

Declaredly (adv.) Avowedly; explicitly.

Declension (n.) The act or the state of declining; declination; descent; slope.

Declension (n.) A falling off towards a worse state; a downward tendency; deterioration; decay; as, the declension of virtue, of science, of a state, etc.

Declension (n.) Act of courteously refusing; act of declining; a declinature; refusal; as, the declension of a nomination.

Declension (n.) Inflection of nouns, adjectives, etc., according to the grammatical cases.

Declension (n.) The form of the inflection of a word dec

Declension (n.) Rehearsing a word as dec

Declinable (a.) Capable of being dec

Declinator (n.) An instrument for taking the declination or angle which a plane makes with the horizontal plane.

Declinator (n.) A dissentient.

Decoctible (a.) Capable of being boiled or digested.

Decollated (imp. & p. p.) of Decollate

Decollated (a.) Decapitated; worn or cast off in the process of growth, as the apex of certain univalve shells.

Decolorant (n.) A substance which removes color, or bleaches.

Decolorate (a.) Deprived of color.

Decolorate (v. t.) To decolor.

Decolorize (v. t.) To deprive of color; to whiten.

Decomposed (imp. & p. p.) of Decompose

Decomposed (a.) Separated or broken up; -- said of the crest of birds when the feathers are divergent.

Decompound (v. t.) To compound or mix with that is already compound; to compound a second time.

Decompound (v. t.) To reduce to constituent parts; to decompose.

Decompound (a.) Compound of what is already compounded; compounded a second time.

Decompound (a.) Several times compounded or divided, as a leaf or stem; decomposite.

Decompound (n.) A decomposite.

Decorament (v. t.) Ornament.

Decorating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decorate

Decoration (n.) The act of adorning, embellishing, or honoring; ornamentation.

Decoration (n.) That which adorns, enriches, or beautifies; something added by way of embellishment; ornament.

Decoration (n.) Specifically, any mark of honor to be worn upon the person, as a medal, cross, or ribbon of an order of knighthood, bestowed for services in war, great achievements in literature, art, etc.

Decorative (a.) Suited to decorate or embellish; adorning.

Decorement (n.) Ornament.

Decoy-duck (n.) A duck used to lure wild ducks into a decoy; hence, a person employed to lure others into danger.

Decreasing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decrease

Decreasing (a.) Becoming less and less; diminishing.

Decreation (n.) Destruction; -- opposed to creation.

Decreeable (a.) Capable of being decreed.

Decrescent (a.) Becoming less by gradual diminution; decreasing; as, a decrescent moon.

Decrescent (n.) A crescent with the horns directed towards the sinister.

Decubation (n.) Act of lying down; decumbence.

Decumbence (n.) Alt. of Decumbency

Decumbency (n.) The act or posture of lying down.

Decurrence (n.) The act of running down; a lapse.

Decussated (imp. & p. p.) of Decussate

Decussated (a.) Crossed; intersected.

Decussated (a.) Growing in pairs, each of which is at right angles to the next pair above or below; as, decussated leaves or branches.

Decussated (a.) Consisting of two rising and two falling clauses, placed in alternate opposition to each other; as, a decussated period.

Dedecorate (v. t.) To bring to shame; to disgrace.

Dedecorous (a.) Disgraceful; unbecoming.

Dedicating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dedicate

Dedication (n.) The act of setting apart or consecrating to a divine Being, or to a sacred use, often with religious solemnities; solemn appropriation; as, the dedication of Solomon's temple.

Dedication (n.) A devoting or setting aside for any particular purpose; as, a dedication of lands to public use.

Dedication (n.) An address to a patron or friend, prefixed to a book, testifying respect, and often recommending the work to his special protection and favor.

Dedicatory (a.) Constituting or serving as a dedication; complimental.

Dedicatory (n.) Dedication.

Deducement (n.) Inference; deduction; thing deduced.

Deductible (a.) Capable of being deducted, taken away, or withdrawn.

Deductible (a.) Deducible; consequential.

Defacement (n.) The act of defacing, or the condition of being defaced; injury to the surface or exterior; obliteration.

Defacement (n.) That which mars or disfigures.

Defailance (n.) Failure; miscarriage.

Defalcated (imp. & p. p.) of Defalcate

Defalcator (n.) A defaulter or embezzler.

Defamation (n.) Act of injuring another's reputation by any slanderous communication, written or oral; the wrong of maliciously injuring the good name of another; slander; detraction; calumny; aspersion.

Defamatory (a.) Containing defamation; injurious to reputation; calumnious; slanderous; as, defamatory words; defamatory writings.

Defamingly (adv.) In a defamatory manner.

Defatigate (v. t.) To weary or tire out; to fatigue.

Defaulting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Default

Defeasance (n.) A defeat; an overthrow.

Defeasance (n.) A rendering null or void.

Defeasance (n.) A condition, relating to a deed, which being performed, the deed is defeated or rendered void; or a collateral deed, made at the same time with a feoffment, or other conveyance, containing conditions, on the performance of which the estate then created may be defeated.

Defeasible (a.) Capable of being annulled or made void; as, a defeasible title.

Defeatured (p. p.) Changed in features; deformed.

Defecating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Defecate

Defecation (n.) The act of separating from impurities, as lees or dregs; purification.

Defecation (n.) The act or process of voiding excrement.

Defectible (a.) Liable to defect; imperfect.

Defectious (a.) Having defects; imperfect.

Defectuous (a.) Full of defects; imperfect.

Defedation (n.) The act of making foul; pollution.

Defendable (a.) Capable of being defended; defensible.

Defendress (n.) A female defender.

Defensible (a.) Capable of being defended; as, a defensible city, or a defensible cause.

Defensible (a.) Capable of offering defense.

Deficience (n.) Same as Deficiency.

Deficiency (n.) The state of being deficient; inadequacy; want; failure; imperfection; shortcoming; defect.

Defilading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Defilade

Defilading (n.) The art or act of determining the directions and heights of the

Defilement (n.) The protection of the interior walls of a fortification from an enfilading fire, as by covering them, or by a high parapet on the exposed side.

Defilement (n.) The act of defiling, or state of being defiled, whether physically or morally; pollution; foulness; dirtiness; uncleanness.

Definement (n.) The act of defining; definition; description.

Definitely (adv.) In a definite manner; with precision; precisely; determinately.

Definition (n.) The act of defining; determination of the limits; as, a telescope accurate in definition.

Definition (n.) Act of ascertaining and explaining the signification; a description of a thing by its properties; an explanation of the meaning of a word or term; as, the definition of "circle;" the definition of "wit;" an exact definition; a loose definition.

Definition (n.) Description; sort.

Definition (n.) An exact enunciation of the constituents which make up the logical essence.

Definition (n.) Distinctness or clearness, as of an image formed by an optical instrument; precision in detail.

Definitive (a.) Determinate; positive; final; conclusive; unconditional; express.

Definitive (a.) Limiting; determining; as, a definitive word.

Definitive (a.) Determined; resolved.

Definitive (n.) A word used to define or limit the extent of the signification of a common noun, such as the definite article, and some pronouns.

Definitude (n.) Definiteness.

Deflagrate (v. i.) To burn with a sudden and sparkling combustion, as niter; also, to snap and crackle with slight explosions when heated, as salt.

Deflagrate (v. t.) To cause to burn with sudden and sparkling combustion, as by the action of intense heat; to burn or vaporize suddenly; as, to deflagrate refractory metals in the oxyhydrogen flame.

Deflecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deflect

Deflection (n.) The act of turning aside, or state of being turned aside; a turning from a right

Deflection (n.) The deviation of a shot or ball from its true course.

Deflection (n.) A deviation of the rays of light toward the surface of an opaque body; inflection; diffraction.

Deflection (n.) The bending which a beam or girder undergoes from its own weight or by reason of a load.

Deflective (a.) Causing deflection.

Deflouring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deflour

Deflowerer (n.) See Deflourer.

Defoliated (a.) Deprived of leaves, as by their natural fall.

Deforciant (n.) One who keeps out of possession the rightful owner of an estate.

Deforciant (n.) One against whom a fictitious action of fine was brought.

Defrauding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Defraud

Defrayment (n.) Payment of charges.

Defunction (n.) Death.

Defunctive (a.) Funereal.

Degeneracy (a.) The act of becoming degenerate; a growing worse.

Degeneracy (a.) The state of having become degenerate; dec

Degenerate (a.) Having become worse than one's kind, or one's former state; having dec

Degenerate (v. i.) To be or grow worse than one's kind, or than one was originally; hence, to be inferior; to grow poorer, meaner, or more vicious; to dec

Degenerate (v. i.) To fall off from the normal quality or the healthy structure of its kind; to become of a lower type.

Degenerous (a.) Degenerate; base.

Dehiscence (n.) The act of gaping.

Dehiscence (n.) A gaping or bursting open along a definite

Dehumanize (v. t.) To divest of human qualities, such as pity, tenderness, etc.; as, dehumanizing influences.

Deiformity (n.) Likeness to deity.

Deinoceras (n.) See Dinoceras.

Deintevous (a.) Rare; excellent; costly.

Dejeration (n.) The act of swearing solemnly.

Delayingly (adv.) By delays.

Delectable (a.) Highly pleasing; delightful.

Delegating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Delegate

Delegation (n.) The act of delegating, or investing with authority to act for another; the appointment of a delegate or delegates.

Delegation (n.) One or more persons appointed or chosen, and commissioned to represent others, as in a convention, in Congress, etc.; the collective body of delegates; as, the delegation from Massachusetts; a deputation.

Delegation (n.) A kind of novation by which a debtor, to be liberated from his creditor, gives him a third person, who becomes obliged in his stead to the creditor, or to the person appointed by him.

Delegatory (a.) Holding a delegated position.

Delibation (n.) Act of tasting; a slight trial.

Deliberate (a.) Weighing facts and arguments with a view to a choice or decision; carefully considering the probable consequences of a step; circumspect; slow in determining; -- applied to persons; as, a deliberate judge or counselor.

Deliberate (a.) Formed with deliberation; well-advised; carefully considered; not sudden or rash; as, a deliberate opinion; a deliberate measure or result.

Deliberate (a.) Not hasty or sudden; slow.

Deliberate (v. t.) To weigh in the mind; to consider the reasons for and against; to consider maturely; to reflect upon; to ponder; as, to deliberate a question.

Deliberate (v. i.) To take counsel with one's self; to weigh the arguments for and against a proposed course of action; to reflect; to consider; to hesitate in deciding; -- sometimes with on, upon, about, concerning.

Delibrated (imp. & p. p.) of Delibrate

Delicacies (pl. ) of Delicacy

Delicately (adv.) In a delicate manner.

Deligation (n.) A binding up; a bandaging.

Delighting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Delight

Delightful (a.) Highly pleasing; affording great pleasure and satisfaction.

Delighting (a.) Giving delight; gladdening.

Delightous (a.) Delightful.





Delinition (n.) A smearing.

Delinquent (n.) Failing in duty; offending by neglect of duty.

Delinquent (n.) One who fails or neglects to perform his duty; an offender or transgressor; one who commits a fault or a crime; a culprit.

Deliquesce (v. i.) To dissolve gradually and become liquid by attracting and absorbing moisture from the air, as certain salts, acids, and alkalies.

Deliquiate (v. i.) To melt and become liquid by absorbing water from the air; to deliquesce.

Delirament (n.) A wandering of the mind; a crazy fancy.

Deliration (n.) Aberration of mind; delirium.

Delitigate (v. i.) To chide; to rail heartily.

Delivering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deliver

Deliveress (n.) A female deliverer.

Deliveries (pl. ) of Delivery

Delphinine (n.) A poisonous alkaloid extracted from the stavesacre (Delphinium staphisagria), as a colorless amorphous powder.

Delphinoid (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the dolphin.

Delusional (a.) Of or pertaining to delusions; as, delusional monomania.

Demagogism (n.) The practices of a demagogue.

Demandable (a.) That may be demanded or claimed.

Demandress (n.) A woman who demands.

Demeanance (n.) Demeanor.

Demicannon (n.) A kind of ordnance, carrying a ball weighing from thirty to thirty-six pounds.

Demicircle (n.) An instrument for measuring angles, in surveying, etc. It resembles a protractor, but has an alidade, sights, and a compass.

Demilancer (n.) A soldier of light cavalry of the 16th century, who carried a demilance.

Demiquaver (n.) A note of half the length of the quaver; a semiquaver.

Demirelief (n.) Alt. of Demirelievo

Demobilize (v. t.) To disorganize, or disband and send home, as troops which have been mobilized.

Democratic (a.) Pertaining to democracy; favoring democracy, or constructed upon the principle of government by the people.

Democratic (a.) Relating to a political party so called.

Democratic (a.) Befitting the common people; -- opposed to aristocratic.

Demogorgon (n.) A mysterious, terrible, and evil divinity, regarded by some as the author of creation, by others as a great magician who was supposed to command the spirits of the lower world. See Gorgon.

Demography (n.) The study of races, as to births, marriages, mortality, health, etc.

Demoiselle (n.) A young lady; a damsel; a lady's maid.

Demoiselle (n.) The Numidian crane (Anthropoides virgo); -- so called on account of the grace and symmetry of its form and movements.

Demoiselle (n.) A beautiful, small dragon fly of the genus Agrion.

Demolished (imp. & p. p.) of Demolish

Demolisher (n.) One who, or that which, demolishes; as, a demolisher of towns.

Demolition (n.) The act of overthrowing, pulling down, or destroying a pile or structure; destruction by violence; utter overthrow; -- opposed to construction; as, the demolition of a house, of military works, of a town, or of hopes.

Demonetize (v. t.) To deprive of current value; to withdraw from use, as money.

Demoniacal (a.) Pertaining to, or characteristic of, a demon or evil spirit; devilish; as, a demoniac being; demoniacal practices.

Demoniacal (a.) Influenced or produced by a demon or evil spirit; as, demoniac or demoniacal power.

Demonizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Demonize

Demonology (n.) A treatise on demons; a supposititious science which treats of demons and their manifestations.

Demonomagy (n.) Magic in which the aid of demons is invoked; black or infernal magic.

Demonomist (n.) One in subjection to a demon, or to demons.

Demoralize (v. t.) To corrupt or undermine in morals; to destroy or lessen the effect of moral principles on; to render corrupt or untrustworthy in morals, in discip

Demureness (n.) The state of being demure; gravity; the show of gravity or modesty.

Demurrable (a.) That may be demurred to.

Dendriform (a.) Resembling in structure a tree or shrub.

Dendroc/la (n. pl.) A division of the Turbellaria in which the digestive cavity gives off lateral branches, which are often divided into smaller branchlets.

Dendroidal (a.) Resembling a shrub or tree in form; treelike.

Dendrolite (n.) A petrified or fossil shrub, plant, or part of a plant.

Dendrology (n.) A discourse or treatise on trees; the natural history of trees.

Denegation (n.) Denial.

Denigrator (n.) One who, or that which, blackens.

Denization (n.) The act of making one a denizen or adopted citizen; naturalization.

Denizenize (v. t.) To constitute (one) a denizen; to denizen.

Denominate (v. t.) To give a name to; to characterize by an epithet; to entitle; to name; to designate.

Denominate (a.) Having a specific name or denomination; specified in the concrete as opposed to abstract; thus, 7 feet is a denominate quantity, while 7 is mere abstract quantity or number. See Compound number, under Compound.

Denotation (n.) The marking off or separation of anything.

Denotative (a.) Having power to denote; designating or marking off.

Denotement (n.) Sign; indication.

Denouement (n.) The unraveling or discovery of a plot; the catastrophe, especially of a drama or a romance.

Denouement (n.) The solution of a mystery; issue; outcome.

Denouncing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Denounce

Densimeter (n.) An instrument for ascertaining the specific gravity or density of a substance.

Dentifrice (n.) A powder or other substance to be used in cleaning the teeth; tooth powder.

Dentilated (a.) Toothed.

Dentiloquy (n.) The habit or practice of speaking through the teeth, or with them closed.

Dentiphone (n.) An instrument which, placed against the teeth, conveys sound to the auditory nerve; an audiphone.

Dentiscalp (n.) An instrument for scraping the teeth.

Denudation (n.) The act of stripping off covering, or removing the surface; a making bare.

Denudation (n.) The laying bare of rocks by the washing away of the overlying earth, etc.; or the excavation and removal of them by the action of running water.

Denunciate (v. t.) To denounce; to condemn publicly or solemnly.

Deobstruct (v. t.) To remove obstructions or impediments in; to clear from anything that hinders the passage of fluids; as, to deobstruct the pores or lacteals.

Deodorizer (n.) He who, or that which, deodorizes; esp., an agent that destroys offensive odors.

Deontology (n.) The science relat/ to duty or moral obligation.

Deoppilate (v. t.) To free from obstructions; to clear a passage through.

Deosculate (v. t.) To kiss warmly.

Deoxidizer (n.) That which removes oxygen; hence, a reducing agent; as, nascent hydrogen is a deoxidizer.

Depainting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Depaint

Depardieux (interj.) In God's name; certainly.

Departable (a.) Divisible.

Department (v. i.) Act of departing; departure.

Department (v. i.) A part, portion, or subdivision.

Department (v. i.) A distinct course of life, action, study, or the like; appointed sphere or walk; province.

Department (v. i.) Subdivision of business or official duty; especially, one of the principal divisions of executive government; as, the treasury department; the war department; also, in a university, one of the divisions of instruction; as, the medical department; the department of physics.

Department (v. i.) A territorial division; a district; esp., in France, one of the districts composed of several arrondissements into which the country is divided for governmental purposes; as, the Department of the Loire.

Department (v. i.) A military subdivision of a country; as, the Department of the Potomac.

Depatriate (v. t. & i.) To withdraw, or cause to withdraw, from one's country; to banish.

Depectible (a.) Tough; thick; capable of extension.

Dependable (a.) Worthy of being depended on; trustworthy.

Dependance (n.) Alt. of Dependancy

Dependancy (n.) See Dependent, Dependence, Dependency.

Dependence (n.) The act or state of depending; state of being dependent; a hanging down or from; suspension from a support.

Dependence (n.) The state of being influenced and determined by something; subjection (as of an effect to its cause).

Dependence (n.) Mutu/// /onnection and support; concatenation; systematic ///er relation.

Dependence (n.) Subjection to the direction or disposal of another; inability to help or provide for one's self.

Dependence (n.) A resting with confidence; reliance; trust.

Dependence (n.) That on which one depends or relies; as, he was her sole dependence.

Dependence (n.) That which depends; anything dependent or suspended; anything attached a subordinate to, or contingent on, something else.

Dependence (n.) A matter depending, or in suspense, and still to be determined; ground of controversy or quarrel.

Dependency (n.) State of being dependent; dependence; state of being subordinate; subordination; concatenation; connection; reliance; trust.

Dependency (n.) A thing hanging down; a dependence.

Dependency (n.) That which is attached to something else as its consequence, subordinate, satellite, and the like.

Dependency (n.) A territory remote from the kingdom or state to which it belongs, but subject to its dominion; a colony; as, Great Britain has its dependencies in Asia, Africa, and America.

Depertible (a.) Divisible.

Depictured (imp. & p. p.) of Depicture

Depilating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Depilate

Depilation (n.) Act of pulling out or removing the hair; unhairing.

Depilatory (a.) Having the quality or power of removing hair.

Depilatory (n.) An application used to take off hair.

Deplorable (a.) Worthy of being deplored or lamented; lamentable; causing grief; hence, sad; calamitous; grievous; wretched; as, life's evils are deplorable.

Deplorably (adv.) In a deplorable manner.

Deploredly (adv.) Lamentably.

Deployment (n.) The act of deploying; a spreading out of a body of men in order to extend their front.

Depolarize (v. t.) To deprive of polarity; to reduce to an unpolarized condition.

Depolarize (v. t.) To free from polarization, as the negative plate of the voltaic battery.

Depopulacy (n.) Depopulation; destruction of population.

Depopulate (v. t.) To deprive of inhabitants, whether by death or by expulsion; to reduce greatly the populousness of; to dispeople; to unpeople.

Depopulate (v. i.) To become dispeopled.

Deportment (n.) Manner of deporting or demeaning one's self; manner of acting; conduct; carriage; especially, manner of acting with respect to the courtesies and duties of life; behavior; demeanor; bearing.

Depositing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deposit

Depositary (n.) One with whom anything is lodged in the trust; one who receives a deposit; -- the correlative of depositor.

Depositary (n.) A storehouse; a depository.

Depositary (n.) One to whom goods are bailed, to be kept for the bailor without a recompense.

Deposition (n.) The act of depositing or deposing; the act of laying down or thrown down; precipitation.

Deposition (n.) The act of bringing before the mind; presentation.

Deposition (n.) The act of setting aside a sovereign or a public officer; deprivation of authority and dignity; displacement; removal.

Deposition (n.) That which is deposited; matter laid or thrown down; sediment; alluvial matter; as, banks are sometimes depositions of alluvial matter.

Deposition (n.) An opinion, example, or statement, laid down or asserted; a declaration.

Deposition (n.) The act of laying down one's testimony in writing; also, testimony laid or taken down in writing, under oath or affirmation, before some competent officer, and in reply to interrogatories and cross-interrogatories.

Depository (n.) A place where anything is deposited for sale or keeping; as, warehouse is a depository for goods; a clerk's office is a depository for records.

Depository (n.) One with whom something is deposited; a depositary.

Depositure (n.) The act of depositing; deposition.

Depravedly (adv.) In a depraved manner.

Deprecable (a.) That may or should be deprecated.

Deprecated (imp. & p. p.) of Deprecate

Deprecator (n.) One who deprecates.

Depreciate (v. t.) To lessen in price or estimated value; to lower the worth of; to represent as of little value or claim to esteem; to undervalue.

Depreciate (v. i.) To fall in value; to become of less worth; to sink in estimation; as, a paper currency will depreciate, unless it is convertible into specie.

Depredable (a.) Liable to depredation.

Depredated (imp. & p. p.) of Depredate

Depredator (n.) One who plunders or pillages; a spoiler; a robber.

Depreicate (v. t.) To proclaim; to celebrate.

Depressing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Depress

Depressant (n.) An agent or remedy which lowers the vital powers.

Depression (n.) The act of depressing.

Depression (n.) The state of being depressed; a sinking.

Depression (n.) A falling in of the surface; a sinking below its true place; a cavity or hollow; as, roughness consists in little protuberances and depressions.

Depression (n.) Humiliation; abasement, as of pride.

Depression (n.) Dejection; despondency; lowness.

Depression (n.) Diminution, as of trade, etc.; inactivity; dullness.

Depression (n.) The angular distance of a celestial object below the horizon.

Depression (n.) The operation of reducing to a lower degree; -- said of equations.

Depression (n.) A method of operating for cataract; couching. See Couch, v. t., 8.

Depressive (a.) Able or tending to depress or cast down.

Deprivable (a.) Capable of being, or liable to be, deprived; liable to be deposed.

Depucelate (v. t.) To deflour; to deprive of virginity.

Depudicate (v. t.) To deflour; to dishonor.

Depurating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Depurate

Depuration (n.) The act or process of depurating or freeing from foreign or impure matter, as a liquid or wound.

Depurative (a.) Purifying the blood or the humors; depuratory.

Depurative (n.) A depurative remedy or agent; or a disease which is believed to be depurative.

Depuratory (a.) Depurating; tending to depurate or cleanse; depurative.

Depurition (n.) See Depuration.

Deputation (n.) The act of deputing, or of appointing or commissioning a deputy or representative; office of a deputy or delegate; vicegerency.

Deputation (n.) The person or persons deputed or commissioned by another person, party, or public body to act in his or its behalf; delegation; as, the general sent a deputation to the enemy to propose a truce.

Deracinate (v. t.) To pluck up by the roots; to extirpate.

Derainment (n.) The act of deraigning.

Derainment (n.) The renunciation of religious or monastic vows.

Derailment (n.) The act of going off, or the state of being off, the rails of a railroad.

Deridingly (adv.) By way of derision or mockery.

Derivation (n.) A leading or drawing off of water from a stream or source.

Derivation (n.) The act of receiving anything from a source; the act of procuring an effect from a cause, means, or condition, as profits from capital, conclusions or opinions from evidence.

Derivation (n.) The act of tracing origin or descent, as in grammar or genealogy; as, the derivation of a word from an Aryan root.

Derivation (n.) The state or method of being derived; the relation of origin when established or asserted.

Derivation (n.) That from which a thing is derived.

Derivation (n.) That which is derived; a derivative; a deduction.

Derivation (n.) The operation of deducing one function from another according to some fixed law, called the law of derivation, as the of differentiation or of integration.

Derivation (n.) A drawing of humors or fluids from one part of the body to another, to relieve or lessen a morbid process.

Derivative (a.) Obtained by derivation; derived; not radical, original, or fundamental; originating, deduced, or formed from something else; secondary; as, a derivative conveyance; a derivative word.

Derivative (n.) That which is derived; anything obtained or deduced from another.

Derivative (n.) A word formed from another word, by a prefix or suffix, an internal modification, or some other change; a word which takes its origin from a root.

Derivative (n.) A chord, not fundamental, but obtained from another by inversion; or, vice versa, a ground tone or root implied in its harmonics in an actual chord.

Derivative (n.) An agent which is adapted to produce a derivation (in the medical sense).

Derivative (n.) A derived function; a function obtained from a given function by a certain algebraic process.

Derivative (n.) A substance so related to another substance by modification or partial substitution as to be regarded as derived from it; thus, the amido compounds are derivatives of ammonia, and the hydrocarbons are derivatives of methane, benzene, etc.

Derivement (n.) That which is derived; deduction; inference.

Dermaptera (n.) Alt. of Dermapteran

Dermatitis (n.) Inflammation of the skin.

Dermatogen (n.) Nascent epidermis, or external cuticle of plants in a forming condition.

Dermatogen (n.) Nascent epidermis, or external cuticle of plants in a forming condition.

Dermestoid (a.) Pertaining to or resembling the genus Dermestes.

Dermophyte (n.) A dermatophyte.

Dermoptera (n. pl.) The division of insects which includes the earwigs (Forticulidae).

Dermoptera (n. pl.) A group of lemuroid mammals having a parachutelike web of skin between the fore and hind legs, of which the colugo (Galeopithecus) is the type. See Colugo.

Dermoptera (n. pl.) An order of Mammalia; the Cheiroptera.

Dermopteri (n. pl.) Same as Dermopterygii.

Derogating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Derogate

Derogately (adv.) In a derogatory manner.

Derogation (n.) The act of derogating, partly repealing, or lessening in value; disparagement; detraction; depreciation; -- followed by of, from, or to.

Derogation (n.) An alteration of, or subtraction from, a contract for a sale of stocks.

Derogative (a.) Derogatory.

Derogatory (a.) Tending to derogate, or lessen in value; expressing derogation; detracting; injurious; -- with from to, or unto.

Descanting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Descant

Descending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Descend

Descendant (a.) Descendent.

Descendant (n.) One who descends, as offspring, however remotely; -- correlative to ancestor or ascendant.

Descendent (a.) Descending; falling; proceeding from an ancestor or source.

Descending (a.) Of or pertaining to descent; moving downwards.

Descension (n.) The act of going downward; descent; falling or sinking; declension; degradation.

Descensive (a.) Tending to descend; tending downwards; descending.

Descensory (n.) A vessel used in alchemy to extract oils.

Describing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Describe

Describent (n.) Same as Generatrix.

Desecrated (imp. & p. p.) of Desecrate

Desecrater (n.) One who desecrates; a profaner.

Desecrator (n.) One who desecrates.

Desertless (a.) Without desert.

Desertness (n.) A deserted condition.

Desertrice (n.) A feminine deserter.

Deservedly (adv.) According to desert (whether good or evil); justly.

Deshabille (n.) An undress; a careless toilet.

Desiccated (imp. & p. p.) of Desiccate

Desiccator (n.) One who, or that which, desiccates.

Desiccator (n.) A short glass jar fitted with an air-tight cover, and containing some desiccating agent, as sulphuric acid or calcium chloride, above which is suspended the material to be dried, or preserved from moisture.

Desiderata (n. pl.) See Desideratum.

Desiderate (v. t.) To desire; to feel the want of; to lack; to miss; to want.

Desiderata (pl. ) of Desideratum

Designable (a.) Capable of being designated or distinctly marked out; distinguishable.

Designated (imp. & p. p.) of Designate

Designator (n.) An officer who assigned to each his rank and place in public shows and ceremonies.

Designator (n.) One who designates.

Designedly (adv.) By design; purposely; intentionally; -- opposed to accidentally, ignorantly, or inadvertently.

Designless (a.) Without design.

Designment (n.) De

Designment (n.) Design; purpose; scheme.

Desireless (a.) Free from desire.

Desirously (adv.) With desire; eagerly.

Desistance (n.) The act or state of desisting; cessation.

Desolating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Desolate

Desolately (adv.) In a desolate manner.

Desolation (n.) The act of desolating or laying waste; destruction of inhabitants; depopulation.

Desolation (n.) The state of being desolated or laid waste; ruin; solitariness; destitution; gloominess.

Desolation (n.) A place or country wasted and forsaken.

Desolatory (a.) Causing desolation.

Despairing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Despair

Despairful (a.) Hopeless.

Despairing (a.) Feeling or expressing despair; hopeless.

Despection (n.) A looking down; a despising.

Despicable (a.) Fit or deserving to be despised; contemptible; mean; vile; worthless; as, a despicable man; despicable company; a despicable gift.

Despicably (adv.) In a despicable or mean manner; contemptibly; as, despicably stingy.

Despisable (a.) Despicable; contemptible.

Despiteful (a.) Full of despite; expressing malice or contemptuous hate; malicious.

Despiteous (a.) Feeling or showing despite; malicious; angry to excess; cruel; contemptuous.

Despoiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Despoil

Desponding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Despond

Despondent (a.) Marked by despondence; given to despondence; low-spirited; as, a despondent manner; a despondent prisoner.

Desponsage (n.) Betrothal.

Desponsate (v. t.) To betroth.

Desponsory (n.) A written pledge of marriage.

Despotical (a.) Having the character of, or pertaining to, a despot; absolute in power; possessing and abusing unlimited power; evincing despotism; tyrannical; arbitrary.

Despumated (imp. & p. p.) of Despumate

Desquamate (v. i.) To peel off in the form of scales; to scale off, as the skin in certain diseases.

Destinable (a.) Determined by destiny; fated.

Destinably (adv.) In a destinable manner.

Destituent (a.) Deficient; wanting; as, a destituent condition.

Destroying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Destroy

Destructor (n.) A destroyer.

Desudation (n.) A sweating; a profuse or morbid sweating, often succeeded by an eruption of small pimples.

Detachable (a.) That can be detached.

Detachment (n.) The act of detaching or separating, or the state of being detached.

Detachment (n.) That which is detached; especially, a body of troops or part of a fleet sent from the main body on special service.

Detachment (n.) Abstraction from worldly objects; renunciation.

Detainment (n.) Detention.

Detectable (a.) Alt. of Detectible

Detectible (a.) Capable of being detected or found out; as, parties not detectable.

Detergency (n.) A cleansing quality or power.

Determined (imp. & p. p.) of Determine

Determined (a.) Decided; resolute.

Determiner (n.) One who, or that which, determines or decides.

Deterrence (n.) That which deters; a deterrent; a hindrance.

Detestable (a.) Worthy of being detested; abominable; extremely hateful; very odious; deserving abhorrence; as, detestable vices.

Detestably (adv.) In a detestable manner.

Detesttate (v. t.) To detest.

Dethroning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dethrone

Dethronize (v. t.) To dethrone or unthrone.

Detonating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Detonate

Detonating (a. & n.) from Detonate.

Detonation (n.) An explosion or sudden report made by the instantaneous decomposition or combustion of unstable substances' as, the detonation of gun cotton.

Detonizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Detonize

Detracting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Detract

Detraction (n.) A taking away or withdrawing.

Detraction (n.) The act of taking away from the reputation or good name of another; a lessening or cheapening in the estimation of others; the act of depreciating another, from envy or malice; calumny.

Detractive (a.) Tending to detractor draw.

Detractive (a.) Tending to lower in estimation; depreciative.

Detractory (a.) Defamatory by denial of desert; derogatory; calumnious.

Deutoplasm (n.) The lifeless food matter in the cytoplasm of an ovum or a cell, as distinguished from the active or true protoplasm; yolk substance; yolk.

Devanagari (n.) The character in which Sanskrit is written.

Devastated (imp. & p. p.) of Devastate

Devastator (n.) One who, or that which, devastates.

Devastavit (n.) Waste or misapplication of the assets of a deceased person by an executor or an administrator.

Developing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Develop

Devergence (n.) Alt. of Devergency

Devergency (n.) See Divergence.

Devil bird (n.) A small water bird. See Dabchick.

Deviltries (pl. ) of Deviltry

Devitalize (v. t.) To deprive of life or vitality.

Devitation (n.) An avoiding or escaping; also, a warning.

Devocalize (v. t.) To make toneless; to deprive of vowel quality.

Devocation (n.) A calling off or away.

Devolution (n.) The act of rolling down.

Devolution (n.) Transference from one person to another; a passing or devolving upon a successor.

Devoration (n.) The act of devouring.

Devotement (n.) The state of being devoted, or set apart by a vow.

Devotional (a.) Pertaining to, suited to, or used in, devotion; as, a devotional posture; devotional exercises; a devotional frame of mind.

Devourable (a.) That may be devoured.

Devoutless (a.) Destitute of devotion.

Devoutness (n.) Quality or state of being devout.

Dewretting (n.) Dewrotting; the process of decomposing the gummy matter of flax and hemp and setting the fibrous part, by exposure on a sward to dew, rain, and sunshine.

Dexterical (a.) Dexterous.

Dextrality (n.) The state of being on the right-hand side; also, the quality of being right-handed; right-handedness.

Dextrorsal (a.) Alt. of Dextrorse

Dextrously (n.) Alt. of Dextrousness

Eel-mother (n.) The eelpout.

Fearnaught (n.) A fearless person.

Fearnaught (n.) A stout woolen cloth of great thickness; dreadnaught; also, a warm garment.

Feathering (n.) Same as Foliation.

Feathering (n.) The act of turning the blade of the oar, as it rises from the water in rowing, from a vertical to a horizontal position. See To feather an oar, under Feather, v. t.

Feathering (v. t.) A covering of feathers.

Febrifugal (a.) Having the quality of mitigating or curing fever.

Februation (n.) Purification; a sacrifice.

Fecundated (imp. & p. p.) of Fecundate

Federalism (n.) the principles of Federalists or of federal union.

Federalist (n.) An advocate of confederation; specifically (Amer. Hist.), a friend of the Constitution of the United States at its formation and adoption; a member of the political party which favored the administration of president Washington.

Federalize (v. t.) To unite in compact, as different States; to confederate for political purposes; to unite by or under the Federal Constitution.

Federation (n.) The act of uniting in a league; confederation.

Federation (n.) A league; a confederacy; a federal or confederated government.

Federative (a.) Uniting in a league; forming a confederacy; federal.

Feebleness (n.) The quality or condition of being feeble; debility; infirmity.

Felicitate (a.) Made very happy.

Felicitate (v. t.) To make very happy; to delight.

Felicitate (v. t.) To express joy or pleasure to; to wish felicity to; to call or consider (one's self) happy; to congratulate.

Felicitous (a.) Characterized by felicity; happy; prosperous; delightful; skilful; successful; happily applied or expressed; appropriate.

Felicities (pl. ) of Felicity

Fellmonger (n.) A dealer in fells or sheepskins, who separates the wool from the pelts.

Fellowfeel (v. t.) To share through sympathy; to participate in.

Fellowless (a.) Without fellow or equal; peerless.

Fellowlike (a.) Like a companion; companionable; on equal terms; sympathetic.

Fellowship (n.) The state or relation of being or associate.

Fellowship (n.) Companionship of persons on equal and friendly terms; frequent and familiar intercourse.

Fellowship (n.) A state of being together; companionship; partnership; association; hence, confederation; joint interest.

Fellowship (n.) Those associated with one, as in a family, or a society; a company.

Fellowship (n.) A foundation for the maintenance, on certain conditions, of a scholar called a fellow, who usually resides at the university.

Fellowship (n.) The rule for dividing profit and loss among partners; -- called also partnership, company, and distributive proportion.

Fellowship (v. t.) To acknowledge as of good standing, or in communion according to standards of faith and practice; to admit to Christian fellowship.

Felo-de-se (n.) One who deliberately puts an end to his own existence, or loses his life while engaged in the commission of an unlawful or malicious act; a suicide.

Felspathic (a.) See Feldspathic.

Feminality (n.) Feminity.

Femininely (adv.) In a feminine manner.

Femininity (n.) The quality or nature of the female sex; woman

Femininity (n.) The female form.

Feneration (n.) The act of fenerating; interest.

Fenestrate (a.) Having numerous openings; irregularly reticulated; as, fenestrate membranes; fenestrate fronds.

Fenestrate (a.) Having transparent spots, as the wings of certain butterflies.

Fenestrule (n.) One of the openings in a fenestrated structure.

Fen-sucked (a.) Sucked out of marches.

Ferforthly (adv.) Ferforth.

Fermenting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ferment

Ferrandine (n.) A stuff made of silk and wool.

Ferret-eye (n.) The spur-winged goose; -- so called from the red circle around the eyes.

Fertilized (imp. & p. p.) of Fertilize

Fertilizer (n.) One who fertilizes; the agent that carries the fertilizing principle, as a moth to an orchid.

Fertilizer (n.) That which renders fertile; a general name for commercial manures, as guano, phosphate of lime, etc.

Fervescent (a.) Growing hot.

Fescennine (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the Fescennines.

Fescennine (n.) A style of low, scurrilous, obscene poetry originating in fescennia.

Festennine (n.) A fescennine.

Festerment (n.) A festering.

Festooning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Festoon

Fetiferous (a.) Producing young, as animals.

Fetterless (a.) Free from fetters.

Feudalized (imp. & p. p.) of Feudalize

Feuillants (n. pl.) A reformed branch of the Bernardines, founded in 1577 at Feuillans, near Toulouse, in France.

Feuilleton (n.) A part of a French newspaper (usually the bottom of the page), devoted to light literature, criticism, etc.; also, the article or tale itself, thus printed.

Feverously (adv.) Feverishly.

Gelatinate (v. t.) To convert into gelatin, or into a substance resembling jelly.

Gelatinate (v. i.) To be converted into gelatin, or into a substance like jelly.

Gelatinize (v. t.) To convert into gelatin or jelly. Same as Gelatinate, v. t.

Gelatinize (v. t.) To coat, or otherwise treat, with gelatin.

Gelatinize (v. i.) Same as Gelatinate, v. i.

Gelatinous (a.) Of the nature and consistence of gelatin or the jelly; resembling jelly; viscous.

Gelseminic (n.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the yellow jasmine (Gelsemium sempervirens); as, gelseminic acid, a white crystal

Gemination (n.) A doubling; duplication; repetition.

Gemmaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to gems or to gemmae; of the nature of, or resembling, gems or gemmae.

Gemmipares (n. pl.) Animals which increase by budding, as hydroids.

Gendarmery (n.) The body of gendarmes.

Genderless (a.) Having no gender.

Genealogic (a.) Genealogical.

Generality (n.) The state of being general; the quality of including species or particulars.

Generality (n.) That which is general; that which lacks specificalness, practicalness, or application; a general or vague statement or phrase.

Generality (n.) The main body; the bulk; the greatest part; as, the generality of a nation, or of mankind.

Generalize (v. t.) To bring under a genus or under genera; to view in relation to a genus or to genera.

Generalize (v. t.) To apply to other genera or classes; to use with a more extensive application; to extend so as to include all special cases; to make universal in application, as a formula or rule.

Generalize (v. t.) To derive or deduce (a general conception, or a general principle) from particulars.

Generalize (v. i.) To form into a genus; to view objects in their relations to a genus or class; to take general or comprehensive views.

Generating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Generate

Generation (n.) The act of generating or begetting; procreation, as of animals.

Generation (n.) Origination by some process, mathematical, chemical, or vital; production; formation; as, the generation of sounds, of gases, of curves, etc.

Generation (n.) That which is generated or brought forth; progeny; offspiring.

Generation (n.) A single step or stage in the succession of natural descent; a rank or remove in genealogy. Hence: The body of those who are of the same genealogical rank or remove from an ancestor; the mass of beings living at one period; also, the average lifetime of man, or the ordinary period of time at which one rank follows another, or father is succeeded by child, usually assumed to be one third of a century; an age.

Generation (n.) Race; kind; family; breed; stock.

Generation (n.) The formation or production of any geometrical magnitude, as a

Generation (n.) The aggregate of the functions and phenomene which attend reproduction.

Generative (a.) Having the power of generating, propagating, originating, or producing.

Generatrix (n.) That which generates; the point, or the mathematical magnitude, which, by its motion, generates another magnitude, as a

Generosity (n.) Noble birth.

Generosity (n.) The quality of being noble; noble-mindedness.

Generosity (n.) Liberality in giving; munificence.

Genesiolgy (n.) The doctrine or science of generation.

Genethliac (a.) Pertaining to nativities; calculated by astrologers; showing position of stars at one's birth.

Genethliac (n.) A birthday poem.

Genethliac (n.) One skilled in genethliacs.

Genevanism (n.) Strict Calvinism.

Genialness (n.) The quality of being genial.

Geniculate (a.) Bent abruptly at an angle, like the knee when bent; as, a geniculate stem; a geniculate ganglion; a geniculate twin crystal.

Geniculate (v. t.) To form joints or knots on.

Geniohyoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the chin and hyoid bone; as, the geniohyoid muscle.

Genteelish (a.) Somewhat genteel.

Gentianine (n.) A bitter, crystallizable substance obtained from gentian.

Gentianose (n.) A crystallizable, sugarlike substance, with a slightly sweetish taste, obtained from the gentian.

Gentilesse (a.) Gentleness; courtesy; kindness; nobility.

Gentlefolk (n. pl.) Alt. of Gentlefolks

Gentleness (n.) The quality or state of being gentle, well-born, mild, benevolent, docile, etc.; gentility; softness of manners, disposition, etc.; mildness.

Gentleship (n.) The deportment or conduct of a gentleman.

Geocentric (a.) Alt. of Geocentrical

Geocronite (n.) A lead-gray or grayish blue mineral with a metallic luster, consisting of sulphur, antimony, and lead, with a small proportion of arsenic.

Geodesical (a.) Of or pertaining to geodesy; geodetic.

Geodetical (a.) Of or pertaining to geodesy; obtained or determined by the operations of geodesy; engaged in geodesy; geodesic; as, geodetic surveying; geodetic observers.

Geognostic (a.) Alt. of Geognostical

Geogonical (a.) Of or pertaining to geogony, or to the formation of the earth.

Geographer (n.) One versed in geography.

Geographic (a.) Alt. of Geographical

Geological (a.) Of or pertaining to geology, or the science of the earth.

Geologized (imp. & p. p.) of Geologize

Geometrize (v. i.) To investigate or apprehend geometrical quantities or laws; to make geometrical constructions; to proceed in accordance with the principles of geometry.

Geometries (pl. ) of Geometry

Geophagism (n.) The act or habit of eating earth. See Dirt eating, under Dirt.

Geophagist (n.) One who eats earth, as dirt, clay, chalk, etc.

Geophagous (a.) Earth-eating.

Geoponical (a.) Pertaining to tillage of the earth, or agriculture.

Geoselenic (a.) Pertaining to the earth and moon; belonging to the joint action or mutual relations of the earth and moon; as, geoselenic phenomena.

Geotropism (n.) A disposition to turn or inc

Gephyreoid (a. & n.) Gephyrean.

Germanized (imp. & p. p.) of Germanize

Germicidal (a.) Germicide.

Germinated (imp. & p. p.) of Germinate

Germ plasm () See Plasmogen, and Idioplasm.

Headborrow (n.) The chief of a frankpledge, tithing, or decennary, consisting of ten families; -- called also borsholder, boroughhead, boroughholder, and sometimes tithingman. See Borsholder.

Headborrow (n.) A petty constable.

Headspring (n.) Fountain; source.

Headstrong (a.) Not easily restrained; ungovernable; obstinate; stubborn.

Headstrong (a.) Directed by ungovernable will, or proceeding from obstinacy.

Healthless (n.) Without health, whether of body or mind; in firm.

Healthless (n.) Not conducive to health; unwholesome.

Healthsome (a.) Wholesome; salubrious.

Healthward (a. & adv.) In the direction of health; as, a healthward tendency.

Hearkening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hearken

Hearselike (a.) Suitable to a funeral.

Heartbreak (n.) Crushing sorrow or grief; a yielding to such grief.

Heartgrief (n.) Heartache; sorrow.

Heartlings (interj.) An exclamation used in addressing a familiar acquaintance.

Heartquake (n.) Trembling of the heart; trepidation; fear.

Heartyhale (a.) Good for the heart.

Heathendom (n.) That part of the world where heathenism prevails; the heathen nations, considered collectively.

Heathendom (n.) Heathenism.

Heathenish (a.) Of or pertaining to the heathen; resembling or characteristic of heathens.

Heathenish (a.) Rude; uncivilized; savage; cruel.

Heathenish (a.) Irreligious; as, a heathenish way of living.

Heathenism (n.) The religious system or rites of a heathen nation; idolatry; paganism.

Heathenism (n.) The manners or morals usually prevalent in a heathen country; ignorance; rudeness; barbarism.

Heathenize (v. t.) To render heathen or heathenish.

Heavenward (a & adv.) Toward heaven.

Heavy spar () Native barium sulphate or barite, -- so called because of its high specific gravity as compared with other non-metallic minerals.

Hebdomadal (a.) Alt. of Hebdomadary

Hebetating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hebetate

Hebetation (n.) The act of making blunt, dull, or stupid.

Hebetation (n.) The state of being blunted or dulled.

Hebraistic (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the Hebrew language or idiom.

Hebraizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hebraize

Hectograph (n.) A contrivance for multiple copying, by means of a surface of gelatin softened with glycerin.

Hectoliter (n.) Alt. of Hectolitre

Hectolitre (n.) A measure of liquids, containing a hundred liters; equal to a tenth of a cubic meter, nearly 26/ gallons of wine measure, or 22.0097 imperial gallons. As a dry measure, it contains ten decaliters, or about 2/ Winchester bushels.

Hectometer (n.) Alt. of Hectometre

Hectometre (n.) A measure of length, equal to a hundred meters. It is equivalent to 328.09 feet.

Hectostere (n.) A measure of solidity, containing one hundred cubic meters, and equivalent to 3531.66 English or 3531.05 United States cubic feet.

Heddle-eye (n.) The eye or loop formed in each heddle to receive a warp thread.

Hedonistic (a.) Same as Hedonic, 2.

Heeltapped (imp. & p. p.) of Heeltap

Heightened (imp. & p. p.) of Heighten

Heightener (n.) One who, or that which, heightens.

Hektoliter (n.) Alt. of Hektometer

Hektometer (n.) Same as Hectare, Hectogram, Hectoliter, and Hectometer.

Hektograph (n.) See Hectograph.

Heliacally (adv.) In a heliacal manner.

Helianthin (n.) An artificial, orange dyestuff, analogous to tropaolin, and like it used as an indicator in alkalimetry; -- called also methyl orange.

Heliciform (a.) Having the form of a helix; spiral.

Helicoidal (a.) Same as Helicoid.

Heliconian (a.) Of or pertaining to Helicon.

Heliconian (a.) Like or pertaining to the butterflies of the genus Heliconius.

Heliograph (n.) A picture taken by heliography; a photograph.

Heliograph (n.) An instrument for taking photographs of the sun.

Heliograph (n.) An apparatus for telegraphing by means of the sun's rays. See Heliotrope, 3.

Heliolater (n.) A worshiper of the sun.

Heliolatry (n.) Sun worship. See Sabianism.

Heliometer (n.) An instrument devised originally for measuring the diameter of the sun; now employed for delicate measurements of the distance and relative direction of two stars too far apart to be easily measured in the field of view of an ordinary telescope.

Heliometry (n.) The apart or practice of measuring the diameters of heavenly bodies, their relative distances, etc. See Heliometer.

Helioscope (n.) A telescope or instrument for viewing the sun without injury to the eyes, as through colored glasses, or with mirrors which reflect but a small portion of light.

Heliotrope (n.) An instrument or machine for showing when the sun arrived at the tropics and equinoctial

Heliotrope (n.) A plant of the genus Heliotropium; -- called also turnsole and girasole. H. Peruvianum is the commonly cultivated species with fragrant flowers.

Heliotrope (n.) An instrument for making signals to an observer at a distance, by means of the sun's rays thrown from a mirror.

Heliotrope (n.) See Bloodstone (a).

Heliotypic (a.) Relating to, or obtained by, heliotypy.

Hellanodic (n.) A judge or umpire in games or combats.

Hellbender (n.) A large North American aquatic salamander (Protonopsis horrida or Menopoma Alleghaniensis). It is very voracious and very tenacious of life. Also called alligator, and water dog.

Hellbrewed (a.) Prepared in hell.

Hell-diver (n.) The dabchick.

Helldoomed (a.) Doomed to hell.

Helleborin (n.) A poisonous glucoside found in several species of hellebore, and extracted as a white crystal

Hellespont (n.) A narrow strait between Europe and Asia, now called the Daradanelles. It connects the Aegean Sea and the sea of Marmora.

Hellgamite (n.) Alt. of Hellgramite

Helminthes (n. pl.) One of the grand divisions or branches of the animal kingdom. It is a large group including a vast number of species, most of which are parasitic. Called also Enthelminthes, Enthelmintha.

Helminthic (a.) Of or relating to worms, or Helminthes; expelling worms.

Helminthic (n.) A vermifuge; an anthelmintic.

Hemachrome (n.) Same as Haemachrome.

Hemaphaein (n.) Same as Haemaphaein.

Hemastatic (a. & n.) Alt. of Hemastatical

Hematocele (n.) A tumor filled with blood.

Hematocrya (n. pl.) The cold-blooded vertebrates, that is, all but the mammals and birds; -- the antithesis to Hematotherma.

Hematoidin (n.) A crystal

Hematology (n.) The science which treats of the blood.

Hemelytron (n.) Alt. of Hemelytrum

Hemelytrum (n.) One of the partially thickened anterior wings of certain insects, as of many Hemiptera, the earwigs, etc.

Hemerobian (n.) A neuropterous insect of the genus Hemerobius, and allied genera.

Hemicardia (n.) A lateral half of the heart, either the right or left.

Hemicollin (n.) See Semiglutin.

Hemicrania (n.) A pain that affects only one side of the head.

Hemidactyl (n.) Any species of Old World geckoes of the genus Hemidactylus. The hemidactyls have dilated toes, with two rows of plates beneath.

Hemiditone (n.) The lesser third.

Hemigamous (a.) Having one of the two florets in the same spikelet neuter, and the other unisexual, whether male or female; -- said of grasses.

Hemihedral (a.) Having half of the similar parts of a crystals, instead of all; consisting of half the planes which full symmetry would require, as when a cube has planes only on half of its eight solid angles, or one plane out of a pair on each of its edges; or as in the case of a tetrahedron, which is hemihedral to an octahedron, it being contained under four of the planes of an octahedron.

Hemihedron (n.) A solid hemihedrally derived. The tetrahedron is a hemihedron.

Hemiplegia (n.) A palsy that affects one side only of the body.

Hemipteral (a.) Alt. of Hemipterous

Hemipteran (n.) One of the Hemiptera; an hemipter.

Hemisected (imp. & p. p.) of Hemisect

Hemisphere (n.) A half sphere; one half of a sphere or globe, when divided by a plane passing through its center.

Hemisphere (n.) Half of the terrestrial globe, or a projection of the same in a map or picture.

Hemisphere (n.) The people who inhabit a hemisphere.

Hemitropal (a.) Alt. of Hemitropous

Hemoglobin (n.) The normal coloring matter of the red blood corpuscles of vertebrate animals. It is composed of hematin and globulin, and is also called haematoglobulin. In arterial blood, it is always combined with oxygen, and is then called oxyhemoglobin. It crystallizes under different forms from different animals, and when crystallized, is called haematocrystallin. See Blood crystal, under Blood.

Hemophilia (n.) See Hematophilia.

Hemoptysis (n.) The expectoration of blood, due usually to hemorrhage from the mucous membrane of the lungs.

Hemorrhage (n.) Any discharge of blood from the blood vessels.

Hemostatic (a.) Of or relating to stagnation of the blood.

Hemostatic (a.) Serving to arrest hemorrhage; styptic.

Hemostatic (n.) A medicine or application to arrest hemorrhage.

Henceforth (adv.) From this time forward; henceforward.

Hendecagon (n.) A plane figure of eleven sides and eleven angles.

Henotheism (n.) Primitive religion in which each of several divinities is regarded as independent, and is worshiped without reference to the rest.

Henpecking (p. pr. & vb.) of Henpeck

Hen's-foot (n.) An umbelliferous plant (Caucalis daucoides).

Hepatizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hepatize

Hepatocele (n.) Hernia of the liver.

Hepatology (n.) The science which treats of the liver; a treatise on the liver.

Heptachord (n.) A system of seven sounds.

Heptachord (n.) A lyre with seven chords.

Heptachord (n.) A composition sung to the sound of seven chords or tones.

Heptagonal (a.) Having seven angles or sides.

Heptagynia (n. pl.) A Linnaean order of plants having seven pistils.

Heptandria (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of plants having seven stamens.

Heptarchic (a.) Of or pertaining to a heptarchy; constituting or consisting of a heptarchy.

Heptastich (n.) A composition consisting of seven

Heptateuch (n.) The first seven books of the Testament.

Heraldship (n.) The office of a herald.

Herbaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to herbs; having the nature, texture, or characteristics, of an herb; as, herbaceous plants; an herbaceous stem.

Herbariums (pl. ) of Herbarium

Herbergage (n.) Harborage; lodging; shelter; harbor.

Herbescent (a.) Growing into herbs.

Herborized (imp. & p. p.) of Herborize

Herborough (n.) A harbor.

Herb-women (pl. ) of Herb-woman

Herb-woman (n.) A woman that sells herbs.

Herdswoman (n.) A woman who tends a herd.

Herea-bout (adv.) Alt. of Hereabouts

Hereabouts (adv.) About this place; in this vicinity.

Hereabouts (adv.) Concerning this.

Hereditary (a.) Descended, or capable of descending, from an ancestor to an heir at law; received or passing by inheritance, or that must pass by inheritance; as, an hereditary estate or crown.

Hereditary (a.) Transmitted, or capable of being transmitted, as a constitutional quality or condition from a parent to a child; as, hereditary pride, bravery, disease.

Heresiarch (n.) A leader in heresy; the chief of a sect of heretics.

Hereticate (v. t.) To decide to be heresy or a heretic; to denounce as a heretic or heretical.

Heretofore (adv.) Up to this time; hitherto; before; in time past.

Heriotable (a.) Subject to the payment of a heriot.

Hermetical (a.) Of, pertaining to, or taught by, Hermes Trismegistus; as, hermetic philosophy. Hence: Alchemical; chemic.

Hermetical (a.) Of or pertaining to the system which explains the causes of diseases and the operations of medicine on the principles of the hermetic philosophy, and which made much use, as a remedy, of an alkali and an acid; as, hermetic medicine.

Hermetical (a.) Made perfectly close or air-tight by fusion, so that no gas or spirit can enter or escape; as, an hermetic seal. See Note under Hermetically.

Hermitical (a.) Pertaining to, or suited for, a hermit.

Herniotomy (n.) A cutting for the cure or relief of hernia; celotomy.

Herodiones (n. pl.) A division of wading birds, including the herons, storks, and allied forms. Called also Herodii.

Heroicness (n.) Heroism.

Heroicomic (a.) Alt. of Heroicomical

Herrnhuter (n.) One of the Moravians; -- so called from the settlement of Herrnhut (the Lord's watch) made, about 1722, by the Moravians at the invitation of Nicholas Lewis, count of Zinzendorf, upon his estate in the circle of Bautzen.

Hesitantly (adv.) With hesitancy or doubt.

Hesitating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hesitate

Hesitation (n.) The act of hesitating; suspension of opinion or action; doubt; vacillation.

Hesitation (n.) A faltering in speech; stammering.

Hesitative (a.) Showing, or characterized by, hesitation.

Hesitatory (a.) Hesitating.

Hesperetin (n.) A white, crystal

Hesperides (n. pl.) The daughters of Hesperus, or Night (brother of Atlas), and fabled possessors of a garden producing golden apples, in Africa, at the western extremity of the known world. To slay the guarding dragon and get some of these apples was one of the labors of Hercules. Called also Atlantides.

Hesperides (n. pl.) The garden producing the golden apples.

Hesperidin (n.) A glucoside found in ripe and unripe fruit (as the orange), and extracted as a white crystal

Heterarchy (n.) The government of an alien.

Heterocera (n. pl.) A division of Lepidoptera, including the moths, and hawk moths, which have the antennae variable in form.

Heterocyst (n.) A cell larger than the others, and of different appearance, occurring in certain algae related to nostoc.

Heterodont (a.) Having the teeth differentiated into incisors, canines, and molars, as in man; -- opposed to homodont.

Heterodont (n.) Any animal with heterodont dentition.

Heterodoxy (n.) An opinion or doctrine, or a system of doctrines, contrary to some established standard of faith, as the Scriptures, the creed or standards of a church, etc.; heresy.

Heterogamy (n.) The process of fertilization in plants by an indirect or circuitous method; -- opposed to orthogamy.

Heterogamy (n.) That form of alternate generation in which two kinds of sexual generation, or a sexual and a parthenogenetic generation, alternate; -- in distinction from metagenesis, where sexual and asexual generations alternate.

Heterogene (a.) Heterogenous.

Heterogeny (n.) Heterogenesis.

Heterogony (n.) The condition of having two or more kinds of flowers, different as to the length of their stamens and pistils.

Heterology (n.) The absence of correspondence, or relation, in type of structure; lack of analogy between parts, owing to their being composed of different elements, or of like elements in different proportions; variation in structure from the normal form; -- opposed to homology.

Heterology (n.) The connection or relation of bodies which have partial identity of composition, but different characteristics and properties; the relation existing between derivatives of the same substance, or of the analogous members of different series; as, ethane, ethyl alcohol, acetic aldehyde, and acetic acid are in heterology with each other, though each in at the same time a member of a distinct homologous series. Cf. Homology.

Heteromera (n. pl.) A division of Coleoptera, having heteromerous tarsi.

Heteronomy (n.) Subordination or subjection to the law of another; political subjection of a community or state; -- opposed to autonomy.

Heteronomy (n.) A term applied by Kant to those laws which are imposed on us from without, or the violence done to us by our passions, wants, or desires.

Heteropoda (n. pl.) An order of pelagic Gastropoda, having the foot developed into a median fin. Some of the species are naked; others, as Carinaria and Atlanta, have thin glassy shells.

Heteropter (n.) One of the Heteroptera.

Heterotaxy (n.) Variation in arrangement from that existing in a normal form; heterogenous arrangement or structure, as, in botany, the deviation in position of the organs of a plant, from the ordinary or typical arrangement.

Heterotopy (n.) A deviation from the natural position; -- a term applied in the case of organs or growths which are abnormal in situation.

Heterotopy (n.) A deviation from the natural position of parts, supposed to be effected in thousands of years, by the gradual displacement of germ cells.

Heulandite (n.) A mineral of the Zeolite family, often occurring in amygdaloid, in foliated masses, and also in monoclinic crystals with pearly luster on the cleavage face. It is a hydrous silicate of alumina and lime.

Hexactinia (n. pl.) The Anthozoa.

Hexadecane (n.) See Hecdecane.

Hexagynian (a.) Alt. of Hexagynous

Hexagynous (a.) Having six pistils.

Hexahedral (a.) In the form of a hexahedron; having six sides or faces.

Hexahedron (n.) A solid body of six sides or faces.

Hexamerous (a.) In six parts; in sixes.

Hexametric (a.) Alt. of Hexametrical

Hexandrian (a.) Alt. of Hex-androus

Hexangular (a.) Having six angles or corners.

Hexapodous (a.) Having six feet; belonging to the Hexapoda.

Hexavalent (p. pr.) Having a valence of six; -- said of hexads.

Hexdecylic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, hexdecyl or hecdecane; as, hexdecylic alcohol.

Hexicology (n.) The science which treats of the complex relations of living creatures to other organisms, and to their surrounding conditions generally.

Jealousies (pl. ) of Jealousy

Jedding ax (n.) A stone mason's tool, having a flat face and a pointed part.

Jehovistic (a.) Relating to, or containing, Jehovah, as a name of God; -- said of certain parts of the Old Testament, especially of the Pentateuch, in which Jehovah appears as the name of the Deity. See Elohistic.

Jeoparding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jeopard

Jeopardize (v. t.) To expose to loss or injury; to risk; to jeopard.

Jeopardous (a.) Perilous; hazardous.

Jerkinhead (n.) The hipped part of a roof which is hipped only for a part of its height, leaving a truncated gable.

Jeronymite (n.) One belonging of the mediaeval religious orders called Hermits of St. Jerome.

Jesuitical (a.) Of or pertaining to the Jesuits, or to their principles and methods.

Jesuitical (a.) Designing; cunning; deceitful; crafty; -- an opprobrious use of the word.

Jets d'eau (pl. ) of Jet d'eau

Jew's-harp (n.) An instrument of music, which, when placed between the teeth, gives, by means of a bent metal tongue struck by the finger, a sound which is modulated by the breath; -- called also Jew's-trump.

Jew's-harp (n.) The shackle for joining a chain cable to an anchor.

Keelhauled (imp. & p. p.) of Keelhaul

Keepership (n.) The office or position of a keeper.

Kennelling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Kennel

Kenspeckle (a.) Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.

Kent bugle () A curved bugle, having six finger keys or stops, by means of which the performer can play upon every key in the musical scale; -- called also keyed bugle, and key bugle.

Keratoidea (n. pl.) Same as Keratosa.

Kerchiefed (a.) Alt. of Kerchieft

Kernelling () of Kernel

Kerseymere (n.) See Cassimere.

Kettledrum (n.) A drum made of thin copper in the form of a hemispherical kettle, with parchment stretched over the mouth of it.

Kettledrum (n.) An informal social party at which a light collation is offered, held in the afternoon or early evening. Cf. Drum, n., 4 and 5.

Keverchief (n.) A kerchief.

Leadership (n.) The office of a leader.

Leaf-nosed (n.) Having a leaflike membrane on the nose; -- said of certain bats, esp. of the genera Phyllostoma and Rhinonycteris. See Vampire.

Lean-faced (a.) Having a thin face.

Lean-faced (a.) slender or narrow; -- said of type the letters of which have thin

Leathering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Leather

Lectionary (n.) A book, or a list, of lections, for reading in divine service.

Leechcraft (n.) The art of healing; skill of a physician.

Legalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Legalize

Legateship (n.) The office of a legate.

Legibility (n.) The quality of being legible; legibleness.

Legislated (imp. & p. p.) of Legislate

Legislator (n.) A lawgiver; one who makes laws for a state or community; a member of a legislative body.

Legitimacy (a.) The state, or quality, of being legitimate, or in conformity with law; hence, the condition of having been lawfully begotten, or born in wedlock.

Legitimate (a.) Accordant with law or with established legal forms and requirements; lawful; as, legitimate government; legitimate rights; the legitimate succession to the throne; a legitimate proceeding of an officer; a legitimate heir.

Legitimate (a.) Lawfully begotten; born in wedlock.

Legitimate (a.) Authorized; real; genuine; not false, counterfeit, or spurious; as, legitimate poems of Chaucer; legitimate inscriptions.

Legitimate (a.) Conforming to known principles, or accepted rules; as, legitimate reasoning; a legitimate standard, or method; a legitimate combination of colors.

Legitimate (a.) Following by logical sequence; reasonable; as, a legitimate result; a legitimate inference.

Legitimate (v. t.) To make legitimate, lawful, or valid; esp., to put in the position or state of a legitimate person before the law, by legal means; as, to legitimate a bastard child.

Legitimism (n.) The principles or plans of legitimists.

Legitimist (n.) One who supports legitimate authority; esp., one who believes in hereditary monarchy, as a divine right.

Legitimist (n.) Specifically, a supporter of the claims of the elder branch of the Bourbon dynasty to the crown of France.

Legitimize (v. t.) To legitimate.

Leguminous (a.) Pertaining to pulse; consisting of pulse.

Leguminous (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, a very large natural order of plants (Leguminosae), which bear legumes, including peas, beans, clover, locust trees, acacias, and mimosas.

Leiotrichi (n. pl.) The division of mankind which embraces the smooth-haired races.

Leisurable (a.) Leisurely.

Leisurable (a.) Vacant of employment; not occupied; idle; leisure; as leisurable hours.

Leisurably (adv.) At leisure.

Lemniscata (n.) Alt. of Lemniscate

Lemniscate (n.) A curve in the form of the figure 8, with both parts symmetrical, generated by the point in which a tangent to an equilateral hyperbola meets the perpendicular on it drawn from the center.

Lemuridous (a.) Alt. of Lemurine

Lemuroidea (n. pl.) A suborder of primates, including the lemurs, the aye-aye, and allied species.

Lengthened (imp. & p. p.) of Lengthen

Lengthways (adv.) Alt. of Lengthwise

Lengthwise (adv.) In the direction of the length; in a longitudinal direction.

Lenocinant (a.) Given to lewdness.

Lentamente (adv.) Slowly; in slow time.

Lententide (n.) The season of Lenten or Lent.

Lenticelle (n.) Lenticel.

Lenticulas (pl. ) of Lenticula

Lenticulae (pl. ) of Lenticula

Lenticular (a.) Resembling a lentil in size or form; having the form of a double-convex lens.

Lepidolite (n.) A species of mica, of a lilac or rose-violet color, containing lithia. It usually occurs in masses consisting of small scales. See Mica.

Lepidopter (n.) One of the Lepidoptera.

Leptorhine (a.) Having the nose narrow; -- said esp. of the skull. Opposed to platyrhine.

Leptothrix (n.) A genus of bacteria, characterized by having their filaments very long, slender, and indistinctly articulated.

Leptothrix (n.) Having the form of a little chain; -- applied to bacteria when, as in multiplication by fission, they form a chain of filiform individuals.

Lernaeacea (n. pl.) A suborder of copepod Crustacea, including a large number of remarkable forms, mostly parasitic on fishes. The young, however, are active and swim freely. See Illustration in Appendix.

Lethargize (v. t.) To make lethargic.

Letheonize (v. t.) To subject to the influence of letheon.

Letterless (a.) Not having a letter.

Letterless (a.) Illiterate.

Letterwood (n.) The beautiful and highly elastic wood of a tree of the genus Brosimum (B. Aubletii), found in Guiana; -- so called from black spots in it which bear some resemblance to hieroglyphics; also called snakewood, and leopardwood. It is much used for bows and for walking sticks.

Leuchaemia (n.) See Leucocythaemia.

Leucomaine (n.) An animal base or alkaloid, appearing in the tissue during life; hence, a vital alkaloid, as distinguished from a ptomaine or cadaveric poison.

Leucopathy (n.) The state of an albino, or of a white child of black parents.

Leucophane (n.) A mineral of a greenish yellow color; it is a silicate of glucina, lime, and soda with fluorine. Called also leucophanite.

Leucophyll (n.) A colorless substance isomeric with chlorophyll, contained in parts of plants capable of becoming green.

Leucoplast (n.) Alt. of Leucoplastid

Leucoscope (n.) An instrument, devised by Professor Helmholtz, for testing the color perception of the eye, or for comparing different lights, as to their constituent colors or their relative whiteness.

Leucoturic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a nitrogenous organic substance of the uric acid group, called leucoturic acid or oxalantin. See Oxalantin.

Leukoplast (n.) See Leucoplast.

Levigating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Levigate

Levigation (n.) The act or operation of levigating.

Leviration (n.) Levirate marriage or marriages.

Levitation (n.) Lightness; buoyancy; act of making light.

Levitation (n.) The act or process of making buoyant.

Levogyrate (a.) Turning or twisting the plane of polarization towards the left, as levulose, levotartaric acid, etc.

Lexicology (n.) The science of the derivation and signification of words; that branch of learning which treats of the signification and application of words.

Lexiconist (n.) A writer of a lexicon.

Lexigraphy (n.) The art or practice of defining words; definition of words.

Lexiphanic (a.) Using, or interlarded with, pretentious words; bombastic; as, a lexiphanic writer or speaker; lexiphanic writing.

Leyden jar () Alt. of Leyden phial

Meadowwort (n.) The name of several plants of the genus Spiraea, especially the white- or pink-flowered S. salicifolia, a low European and American shrub, and the herbaceous S. Ulmaria, which has fragrant white flowers in compound cymes.

Meagerness (n.) Alt. of Meagreness

Meagreness (n.) The state or quality of being meager; leanness; scantiness; barrenness.

Meandering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Meander

Measurable (a.) Capable of being measured; susceptible of mensuration or computation.

Measurable (a.) Moderate; temperate; not excessive.

Meatoscope (n.) A speculum for examining a natural passage, as the urethra.

Mechanical (a.) Pertaining to, governed by, or in accordance with, mechanics, or the laws of motion; pertaining to the quantitative relations of force and matter, as distinguished from mental, vital, chemical, etc.; as, mechanical principles; a mechanical theory; mechanical deposits.

Mechanical (a.) Of or pertaining to a machine or to machinery or tools; made or formed by a machine or with tools; as, mechanical precision; mechanical products.

Mechanical (a.) Done as if by a machine; uninfluenced by will or emotion; proceeding automatically, or by habit, without special intention or reflection; as, mechanical singing; mechanical verses; mechanical service.

Mechanical (a.) Made and operated by interaction of forces without a directing intelligence; as, a mechanical universe.

Mechanical (a.) Obtained by trial, by measurements, etc.; approximate; empirical. See the 2d Note under Geometric.

Mechanical (n.) A mechanic.

Mechanized (imp. & p. p.) of Mechanize

Mechanurgy (n.) That branch of science which treats of moving machines.

Meconidine (n.) An alkaloid found in opium, and extracted as a yellow amorphous substance which is easily decomposed.

Meconidium (n.) A kind of gonophore produced by hydroids of the genus Gonothyraea. It has tentacles, and otherwise resembles a free medusa, but remains attached by a pedicel.

Meddlesome (a.) Given to meddling; apt to interpose in the affairs of others; officiously intrusive.

Meddlingly (adv.) In a meddling manner.

Mediaevals (n. pl.) The people who lived in the Middle Ages.

Mediastine (n.) Alt. of Mediastinum

Mediatized (imp. & p. p.) of Mediatize

Mediatress (n.) Alt. of Mediatrix

Medicament (n.) Anything used for healing diseases or wounds; a medicine; a healing application.

Medicaster (n.) A quack.

Medicating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Medicate

Medication () The act or process of medicating.

Medicative (a.) Medicinal; acting like a medicine.

Medicornua (pl. ) of Medicornu

Mediocrist (n.) A mediocre person.

Mediocrity (n.) The quality of being mediocre; a middle state or degree; a moderate degree or rate.

Mediocrity (n.) Moderation; temperance.

Meditating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Meditate

Meditation (n.) The act of meditating; close or continued thought; the turning or revolving of a subject in the mind; serious contemplation; reflection; musing.

Meditation (n.) Thought; -- without regard to kind.

Meditatist (n.) One who is given to meditation.

Meditative (a.) Disposed to meditate, or to meditation; as, a meditative man; a meditative mood.

Medullated (a.) Furnished with a medulla or marrow, or with a medullary sheath; as, a medullated nerve fiber.

Medusiform (a.) Resembling a medusa in shape or structure.

Meerschaum (n.) A fine white claylike mineral, soft, and light enough when in dry masses to float in water. It is a hydrous silicate of magnesia, and is obtained chiefly in Asia Minor. It is manufacturd into tobacco pipes, cigar holders, etc. Also called sepiolite.

Meerschaum (n.) A tobacco pipe made of this mineral.

Megalesian (a.) Pertaining to, or in honor of, Cybele; as, the Megalesian games at Rome.

Megalocyte (n.) A large, flattened corpuscle, twice the diameter of the ordinary red corpuscle, found in considerable numbers in the blood in profound anaemia.

Megalosaur (n.) Alt. of Megalosaurus

Megaphyton (n.) An extinct genus of tree ferns with large, two-ranked leaves, or fronds.

Megasthene (n.) One of a group which includes the higher orders of mammals, having a large size as a typical characteristic.

Melaconite (n.) An earthy black oxide of copper, arising from the decomposition of other ores.

Melampyrin (n.) Alt. of Melampyrite

Melanaemia (n.) A morbid condition in which the blood contains black pigment either floating freely or imbedded in the white blood corpuscles.

Melancholy (n.) Depression of spirits; a gloomy state continuing a considerable time; deep dejection; gloominess.

Melancholy (n.) Great and continued depression of spirits, amounting to mental unsoundness; melancholia.

Melancholy (n.) Pensive maditation; serious thoughtfulness.

Melancholy (n.) Ill nature.

Melancholy (a.) Depressed in spirits; dejected; gloomy dismal.

Melancholy (a.) Producing great evil and grief; causing dejection; calamitous; afflictive; as, a melancholy event.

Melancholy (a.) Somewhat deranged in mind; having the jugment impaired.

Melancholy (a.) Favorable to meditation; somber.

Melanesian (a.) Of or pertaining to Melanesia.


Melanistic (a.) Affected with melanism; of the nature of melanism.

Melanotype (n.) A positive picture produced with sensitized collodion on a smooth surface of black varnish, coating a thin plate of iron; also, the process of making such a picture.

Meleagrine (a.) Of or pertaining to the genus Meleagris.

Melezitose (n.) A variety of sugar, isomeric with sucrose, extracted from the manna of the larch (Larix).

Meliaceous (a.) Pertaining to a natural order (Meliacae) of plants of which the genus Melia is the type. It includes the mahogany and the Spanish cedar.

Melicerous (a.) Consisting of or containing matter like honey; -- said of certain encysted tumors.

Melicotoon (n.) See Melocoton.

Meliorated (imp. & p. p.) of Meliorate

Meliorater (n.) Same as Meliorator.

Meliorator (n.) One who meliorates.

Meliphagan (a.) Belonging to the genus Meliphaga.

Meliphagan (n.) Any bird of the genus Meliphaga and allied genera; a honey eater; -- called also meliphagidan.

Mellowness (n.) Quality or state of being mellow.

Melocotoon (n.) A quince.

Melocotoon (n.) A kind of peach having one side deep red, and the flesh yellow.

Melodizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Melodize

Meloplasty (n.) The process of restoring a cheek which has been destroyed wholly or in part.

Membership (n.) The state of being a member.

Membership (n.) The collective body of members, as of a society.

Membranous (a.) Pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling, membrane; as, a membranous covering or lining.

Membranous (a.) Membranaceous.

Memorandum (n.) A record of something which it is desired to remember; a note to help the memory.

Memorandum (n.) A brief or informal note in writing of some transaction, or an out

Memorative (a.) Commemorative.

Memorizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Memorize

Menacingly (adv.) In a threatening manner.

Mendacious (a.) Given to deception or falsehood; lying; as, a mendacious person.

Mendacious (a.) False; counterfeit; containing falsehood; as, a mendacious statement.

Mendicancy (n.) The condition of being mendicant; beggary; begging.

Meningitis (n.) Inflammation of the membranes of the brain or spinal cord.

Meniscuses (pl. ) of Meniscus

Menobranch (n.) Alt. of Menobranchus

Menologies (pl. ) of Menology

Menologium (n.) Alt. of Menology

Menostasis (n.) Stoppage of the mences.

Menstruant (a.) Subject to monthly flowing or menses.

Menstruate (a.) Menstruous.

Menstruate (v. i.) To discharge the menses; to have the catamenial flow.

Menstruous (a.) Having the monthly flow or discharge; menstruating.

Menstruous (a.) Of or pertaining tj the monthly flow; catamenial.

Menstruums (pl. ) of Menstruum

Mensurable (a.) Capable of being measured; measurable.

Mentioning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mention

Mephitical (a.) Tending to destroy life; poisonous; noxious; as, mephitic exhalations; mephitic regions.

Mephitical (a.) Offensive to the smell; as, mephitic odors.

Mercantile (a.) Of or pertaining to merchants, or the business of merchants; having to do with trade, or the buying and selling of commodities; commercial.

Mercaptide (n.) A compound of mercaptan formed by replacing its sulphur hydrogen by a metal; as, potassium mercaptide, C2H5SK.

Mercatante (n.) A foreign trader.

Mercenaria (n.) The quahog.

Mercership (n.) The business of a mercer.

Merchandry (n.) Trade; commerce.

Merchantly (a.) Merchantlike; suitable to the character or business of a merchant.

Merchantry (n.) The body of merchants taken collectively; as, the merchantry of a country.

Merchantry (n.) The business of a merchant; merchandise.

Merenchyma (n.) Tissue composed of spheroidal cells.

Meridional (a.) Of or pertaining to the meridian.

Meridional (a.) Having a southern aspect; southern; southerly.

Merismatic (a.) Dividing into cells or segments; characterized by separation into two or more parts or sections by the formation of internal partitions; as, merismatic growth, where one cell divides into many.

Meropodite (n.) The fourth joint of a typical appendage of Crustacea.

Merrymaker (n.) One who makes merriment or indulges in conviviality; a jovial comrade.

Mesaconate (n.) A salt of mesaconic acid.

Mesam/boid (n.) One of a class of independent, isolated cells found in the mesoderm, while the germ layers are undergoing differentiation.

Mesenchyma (n.) The part of the mesoblast which gives rise to the connective tissues and blood.

Mesenteric (a.) Pertaining to a mesentery; mesaraic.

Mesenteron (n.) All that part of the alimentary canal which is developed from the primitive enteron and is

Mesethmoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the middle of the ethmoid region or ethmoid bone.

Mesethmoid (n.) The median vertical plate, or median element, of the ethmoid bone.

Mesitylene (n.) A colorless, fragrant liquid, C6H3(CH3)3, of the benzene series of hydrocarbons, obtained by distilling acetone with sulphuric acid.

Mesmerical (a.) Of, pertaining to, or induced by, mesmerism; as, mesmeric sleep.

Mesmerized (imp. & p. p.) of Mesmerize

Mesmerizer (n.) One who mesmerizes.

Mesocaecum (n.) The fold of peritoneum attached to the caecum.

Mesocoelia (n.) The cavity of the mesencephalon; the iter.

Mesodermal (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the mesoderm; as, mesodermal tissues.

Mesodermic (a.) Same as Mesodermal.

Mesogaster (n.) The fold of peritoneum connecting the stomach with the dorsal wall of the abdominal cavity; the mesogastrium.

Mesohippus (n.) An extinct mammal of the Horse family, but not larger than a sheep, and having three toes on each foot.

Mesophl/um (n.) The middle bark of a tree; the green layer of bark, usually soon covered by the outer or corky layer, and obliterated.

Mesophryon (n.) See Glabella.

Mesopodial (a.) Of or pertaining to the mesopodialia or to the parts of the limbs to which they belong.

Mesopodium (n.) The middle portion of the foot in the Gastropoda and Pteropoda.

Mesorchium (n.) The fold of peritoneum which attaches the testis to the dorsal wall of the body cavity or scrotal sac.

Mesorectum (n.) The fold of peritoneum, or mesentery, attached to the rectum.

Mesosauria (n.) Same as Mosasauria.

Mesoscutum (n.) The scutum or dorsal plate of the middle thoracic segment of an insect. See Illust. of Butterfly.

Mesothorax (n.) The middle segment of the thorax in insects. See Illust. of Coleoptera.

Mesovarium (n.) The fold of peritoneum connecting the ovary with the wall of the abdominal cavity.

Mesoxalate (n.) A salt of mesoxalic acid.

Mesymnicum (n.) A repetition at the end of a stanza.

Metabolian (n.) An insect which undergoes a metamorphosis.

Metabolism (n.) The act or process, by which living tissues or cells take up and convert into their own proper substance the nutritive material brought to them by the blood, or by which they transform their cell protoplasm into simpler substances, which are fitted either for excretion or for some special purpose, as in the manufacture of the digestive ferments. Hence, metabolism may be either constructive (anabolism), or destructive (katabolism).

Metabolite (n.) A product of metabolism; a substance produced by metabolic action, as urea.

Metabolize (v. t. & i.) To change by a metabolic process. See Metabolism.

Metacarpal (a.) Of or pertaining to the metacarpus.

Metacarpal (n.) A metacarpal bone.

Metacarpus (n.) That part of the skeleton of the hand or forefoot between the carpus and phalanges. In man it consists of five bones. See Illust. of Artiodactyla.

Metacenter (n.) Alt. of -tre

Metacetone (n.) A colorless liquid of an agreeable odor, C6H10O, obtained by distilling a mixture of sugar and lime; -- so called because formerly regarded as a polymeric modification of acetone.

Metagraphy (n.) The art or act of rendering the letters of the alphabet of one language into the possible equivalents of another; transliteration.

Metalbumin (n.) A form of albumin found in ascitic and certain serous fluids. It is sometimes regarded as a mixture of albumin and mucin.

Metalepses (pl. ) of Metalepsis

Metalepsis (n.) The continuation of a trope in one word through a succession of significations, or the union of two or more tropes of a different kind in one word.

Metaleptic (a.) Of or pertaining to a metalepsis.

Metaleptic (a.) Transverse; as, the metaleptic motion of a muscle.

Metaleptic (a.) Of, pertaining to, concerned in, or occurring by, metalepsy.

Metallical (a.) See Metallic.

Metallicly (adv.) In a metallic manner; by metallic means.

Metallized (imp. & p. p.) of Metallize

Metallurgy (n.) The art of working metals, comprehending the whole process of separating them from other matters in the ore, smelting, refining, and parting them; sometimes, in a narrower sense, only the process of extracting metals from their ores.

Metamerism (n.) The symmetry of a metameric structure; serial symmetry; the state of being made up of metameres.

Metamerism (n.) The state or quality of being metameric; also, the relation or condition of metameric compounds.

Metapectic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a supposed acid obtained from pectin.

Metapectin (n.) A substance obtained from, and resembling, pectin, and occurring in overripe fruits.

Metaphoric (a.) Alt. of Metaphorical

Metaphrase (n.) A verbal translation; a version or translation from one language into another, word for word; -- opposed to paraphrase.

Metaphrase (n.) An answering phrase; repartee.

Metaphrast (n.) A literal translator.

Metaphysic (n.) See Metaphysics.

Metaphysic (a.) Metaphysical.

Metaphysis (n.) Change of form; transformation.

Metapodial (a.) Of or pertaining to the metapodialia, or to the parts of the limbs to which they belong.

Metapodium (n.) Same as Metapode.

Metastases (pl. ) of Metastasis

Metastasis (n.) A spiritual change, as during baptism.

Metastasis (n.) A change in the location of a disease, as from one part to another.

Metastasis (n.) The act or process by which matter is taken up by cells or tissues and is transformed into other matter; in plants, the act or process by which are produced all of those chemical changes in the constituents of the plant which are not accompanied by a production of organic matter; metabolism.

Metastatic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or caused by, metastasis; as, a metastatic abscess; the metastatic processes of growth.

Metatarsal (a.) Of or pertaining to the metatarsus.

Metatarsal (n.) A metatarsal bone.

Metatarsus (n.) That part of the skeleton of the hind or lower limb between the tarsus and phalanges; metatarse. It consists, in the human foot, of five bones. See Illustration in Appendix.

Metatheses (pl. ) of Metathesis

Metathesis (n.) Transposition, as of the letters or syllables of a word; as, pistris for pristis; meagre for meager.

Metathesis (n.) A mere change in place of a morbid substance, without removal from the body.

Metathesis (n.) The act, process, or result of exchange, substitution, or replacement of atoms and radicals; thus, by metathesis an acid gives up all or part of its hydrogen, takes on an equivalent amount of a metal or base, and forms a salt.

Metathetic (a.) Alt. of Metathetical

Metathorax (n.) The last or posterior segment of the thorax in insects. See Illust. of Coleoptera.

Metaxylene (n.) That variety of xylene, or dimethyl benzene, in which the two methyl groups occupy the meta position with reference to each other. It is a colorless inf/ammable liquid.

Metempiric (a.) Alt. of Metempirical

Meteorical (a.) Meteoric.

Methionate (n.) A salt of methionic acid.

Methodical (a.) Arranged with regard to method; disposed in a suitable manner, or in a manner to illustrate a subject, or to facilitate practical observation; as, the methodical arrangement of arguments; a methodical treatise.

Methodical (a.) Proceeding with regard to method; systematic.

Methodical (a.) Of or pertaining to the ancient school of physicians called methodists.

Methodized (imp. & p. p.) of Methodize

Methodizer (n.) One who methodizes.

Methylated (a.) Impregnated with, or containing, methyl alcohol or wood spirit; as, methylated spirits.

Meticulous (a.) Timid; fearful.

Metrically (adv.) In a metrical manner.

Metrograph (n.) An instrument attached to a locomotive for recording its speed and the number and duration of its stops.

Metromania (n.) A mania for writing verses.

Metrometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the size of the womb.

Metronymic (a.) Derived from the name of one's mother, or other female ancestor; as, a metronymic name or appellation. -- A metronymic appellation.

Metropolis (n.) The mother city; the chief city of a kingdom, state, or country.

Metropolis (n.) The seat, or see, of the metropolitan, or highest church dignitary.

Metroscope (n.) A modification of the stethoscope, for directly auscultating the uterus from the vagina.

Mettlesome (a.) Full of spirit; possessing constitutional ardor; fiery; as, a mettlesome horse.

Mexicanize (v. t.) To cause to be like the Mexicans, or their country, esp. in respect of frequent revolutions of government.

Mexicanize (v. i.) To become like the Mexicans, or their country or government.

Mezza voce () With a medium fullness of sound.

Mezzotinto (n.) Mezzotint.

Mezzotinto (v. t.) To engrave in mezzotint; to represent by mezzotint.

Neapolitan (a.) Of of pertaining to Naples in Italy.

Neapolitan (n.) A native or citizen of Naples.

nebulation (n.) The condition of being nebulated; also, a clouded, or ill-defined, color mark.

Nebulosity (n.) The state or quality of being nebulous; cloudiness; hazeness; mistiness; nebulousness.

Nebulosity (n.) The stuff of which a nebula is formed.

Nebulosity (n.) A nebula.

Neckar nut () See Nicker nut.

Necrolatry (n.) The worship of the dead; manes worship.

Necrologic (a.) Alt. of Necrological

Necromancy (n.) The art of revealing future events by means of a pretended communication with the dead; the black art; hence, magic in general; conjuration; enchantment. See Black art.

Necrophore (n.) Any one of numerous species of beetles of the genus Necrophorus and allied genera; -- called also burying beetle, carrion beetle, sexton beetle.

Necropolis (n.) A city of the dead; a name given by the ancients to their cemeteries, and sometimes applied to modern burial places; a graveyard.

Nectareous (a.) Of, pertaining to, containing, or resembling nectar; delicious; nectarean.

Nectarized (imp. & p. p.) of Nectarize

Nectocalyx (n.) The swimming bell or umbrella of a jellyfish of medusa.

Nectocalyx (n.) One of the zooids of certain Siphonophora, having somewhat the form, and the essential structure, of the bell of a jellyfish, and acting as a swimming organ.

Needlebook (n.) A book-shaped needlecase, having leaves of cloth into which the needles are stuck.

Needlecase (n.) A case to keep needles.

Needlefish (n.) The European great pipefich (Siphostoma, / Syngnathus, acus); -- called also earl, and tanglefish.

Needlefish (n.) The garfish.

needlefuls (pl. ) of needleful

Needlework (n.) Work executed with a needle; sewed work; sewing; embroidery; also, the business of a seamstress.

Needlework (n.) The combination of timber and plaster making the outside framework of some houses.

Negativing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Negative

Negatively (adv.) In a negative manner; with or by denial.

Negatively (adv.) In the form of speech implying the absence of something; -- opposed to positively.

Negativity (n.) The quality or state of being negative.

Neglecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Neglect

Neglectful (a.) Full of neglect; heedless; careless; negligent; inattentive; indifferent.

Neglection (n.) The state of being negligent; negligence.

Neglective (a.) Neglectful.

Negligence (n.) The quality or state of being negligent; lack of due diligence or care; omission of duty; habitual neglect; heedlessness.

Negligence (n.) An act or instance of negligence or carelessness.

Negligence (n.) The omission of the care usual under the circumstances, being convertible with the Roman culpa. A specialist is bound to higher skill and diligence in his specialty than one who is not a specialist, and liability for negligence varies acordingly.

Negligible (a.) That may neglicted, disregarded, or left out of consideration.

Negotiable (a.) Capable of being negotiated; transferable by assigment or indorsement to another person; as, a negotiable note or bill of exchange.

Negotiated (imp. & p. p.) of Negotiate

Negotiator (n.) One who negotiates; a person who treats with others, either as principal or agent, in respect to purchase and sale, or public compacts.

Neighbored (imp. & p. p.) of neighbor

Neighborly (a.) Apropriate to the relation of neighbors; having frequent or familiar intercourse; kind; civil; social; friendly.

Neighborly (adv.) In a neigborly manner.

Nematelmia (n. pl.) Same as Nemathelminthes.

Nemathecia (pl. ) of Nemathecium

Nematocera (n. pl.) A suborder of dipterous insects, having long antennae, as the mosquito, gnat, and crane fly; -- called also Nemocera.

Nematocyst (n.) A lasso cell, or thread cell. See Lasso cell, under Lasso.

Nematogene (n.) One of the dimorphic forms of the species of Dicyemata, which produced vermiform embryos; -- opposed to rhombogene.

Nematoidea (n. pl.) An order of worms, having a long, round, and generally smooth body; the roundworms. they are mostly parasites. Called also Nematodea, and Nematoda.

Neological (a.) Of or pertaining to neology; employing new words; of the nature of, or containing, new words or new doctrines.

Neoplastic (a.) Of or pertaining to neoplasty, or neoplasia.

Neossology (n.) The study of young birds.

Neoterical (a.) Recent in origin; modern; new.

Neoterized (imp. & p. p.) of Neoterize

Neoterized (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Neoterize

Nephoscope (n.) An instrument for observing the clouds and their velocity.

Nephralgia (n.) Alt. of Nephralgy

Nephridial (a.) Of or pertaining to a nephridium.

Nephridium (n.) A segmental tubule; one of the tubules of the primitive urinogenital organs; a segmental organ. See Illust. under Loeven's larva.

Nephrology (n.) A treatise on, or the science which treats of, the kidneys, and their structure and functions.

Nephrotomy (n.) Extraction of stone from the kidney by cutting.

Nervimotor (n.) Any agent capable of causing nervimotion.

Nesslerize (v. t.) To treat or test, as a liquid, with a solution of mercuric iodide in potassium iodide and potassium hydroxide, which is called Nessler's solution or Nessler's test, and is used to detect the presence of ammonia.

Nethermost (a.) Lowest; as, the nethermost abyss.

Nettlebird (n.) the European whitethroat.

Net-veined (a.) Having veins, or nerves, reticulated or netted; as, a net-veined wing or leaf.

Neurilemma (n.) The delicate outer sheath of a nerve fiber; the primitive sheath.

Neurilemma (n.) The perineurium.

Neurochord (a.) Alt. of Neurochordal

Neurocoele (n.) The central canal and ventricles of the spinal cord and brain; the myelencephalic cavity.

Neuropathy (n.) An affection of the nervous system or of a nerve.

Neuroptera (n. pl.) An order of hexapod insects having two pairs of large, membranous, net-veined wings. The mouth organs are adapted for chewing. They feed upon other insects, and undergo a complete metamorphosis. The ant-lion, hellgamite, and lacewing fly are examples. Formerly, the name was given to a much more extensive group, including the true Neuroptera and the Pseudoneuroptera.

Neropteral (a.) Of or pertaining to the Neuroptera.

Neurospast (n.) A puppet.

Neutralist (n.) A neutral; one who professes or practices neutrality.

Neutrality (n.) The state or quality of being neutral; the condition of being unengaged in contests between others; state of taking no part on either side; indifference.

Neutrality (n.) Indifference in quality; a state neither very good nor bad.

Neutrality (n.) The quality or state of being neutral. See Neutral, a., 4.

Neutrality (a.) The condition of a nation or government which refrains from taking part, directly or indirectly, in a war between other powers.

Neutrality (a.) Those who are neutral; a combination of neutral powers or states.

Neutralize (v. t.) To render neutral; to reduce to a state of neutrality.

Neutralize (v. t.) To render inert or imperceptible the peculiar affinities of, as a chemical substance; to destroy the effect of; as, to neutralize an acid with a base.

Neutralize (v. t.) To destroy the peculiar or opposite dispositions of; to reduce to a state of indifference inefficience; to counteract; as, to neutralize parties in government; to neutralize efforts, opposition, etc.

Newfangled (a.) Newmade; formed with the affectation of novelty.

Newfangled (a.) Disposed to change; inc

Newsmonger (n.) One who deals in news; one who is active in hearing and telling news.

News-vnder (n.) A seller of newspapers.

Nez Perces () A tribe of Indians, mostly inhabiting Idaho.

Oeconomics (n.) See Economics.

Oedematous (a.) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, edema; affected with edema.

Oenanthate (n.) A salt of the supposed /nanthic acid.

Oenanthone (n.) The ketone of oenanthic acid.

Oesophagus (a.) Alt. of Oesophageal

Peacemaker (n.) One who makes peace by reconciling parties that are at variance.

Pea-jacket (n.) A thick loose woolen jacket, or coat, much worn by sailors in cold weather.

Pearl-eyed (a.) Having a pearly speck in the eye; afflicted with the cataract.

Pearlstone (n.) A glassy volcanic rock of a grayish color and pearly luster, often having a spherulitic concretionary structure due to the curved cracks produced by contraction in cooling. See Illust. under Perlitic.

Peccadillo (n.) A slight trespass or offense; a petty crime or fault.

Pecopteris (n.) An extensive genus of fossil ferns; -- so named from the regular comblike arrangement of the leaflets.

Pectinated (a.) Resembling the teeth of a comb.

Pectinated (a.) Having very narrow, close divisions, in arrangement and regularity resembling those of a comb; comblike; as, a pectinate leaf; pectinated muscles. See Illust. (e) of Antennae.

Pectinated (a.) Interlaced, like two combs.

Pectorally (adv.) As connected with the breast.

Peculating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Peculate

Peculation (n.) The act or practice of peculating, or of defrauding the public by appropriating to one's own use the money or goods intrusted to one's care for management or disbursement; embezzlement.

Peculiarly (adv.) In a peculiar manner; particulary; in a rare and striking degree; unusually.

Pedagogics (n.) The science or art of teaching; the principles and rules of teaching; pedagogy.

Pedagogism (n.) The system, occupation, character, or manner of pedagogues.

Pedantical (a.) Of or pertaining to a pedant; characteristic of, or resembling, a pedant; ostentatious of learning; as, a pedantic writer; a pedantic description; a pedantical affectation.

Pedanticly (adv.) Pedantically.

Pederastic (a.) Of or pertaining to pederasty.

Pedestaled (a.) Placed on, or supported by, a pedestal; figuratively, exalted.

Pedestrial (a.) Of or pertaining to the feet; employing the foot or feet.

Pedestrian (a.) Going on foot; performed on foot; as, a pedestrian journey.

Pedestrian (n.) A walker; one who journeys on foot; a foot traveler; specif., a professional walker or runner.

Pediculate (a.) Of or pertaining to the Pediculati.

Pediculati (n. pl.) An order of fishes including the anglers. See Illust. of Angler and Batfish.

Pediculina (n. pl.) A division of parasitic hemipterous insects, including the true lice. See Illust. in Appendix.

Pediculous (a.) Pedicular.

Pedigerous (a.) Bearing or having feet or legs.

Pedimanous (a.) Having feet resembling hands, or with the first toe opposable, as the opossums and monkeys.

Pedimental (a.) Of or pertaining to a pediment.

Pedipalpus (n.) One of the second pair of mouth organs of arachnids. In some they are leglike, but in others, as the scorpion, they terminate in a claw.

Pedometric (a.) Alt. of Pedometrical

Pedomotive (a.) Moved or worked by the action of the foot or feet on a pedal or treadle.

Pedotrophy (n.) The art of nourishing children properly.

Peduncular (a.) Of or pertaining to a peduncle; growing from a peduncle; as, a peduncular tendril.

Pegmatitic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, pegmatite; as, the pegmatic structure of certain rocks resembling graphic granite.

Peirameter (n.) A dynamometer for measuring the force required to draw wheel carriages on roads of different constructions.

Pejorative (a.) Implying or imputing evil; depreciatory; disparaging; unfavorable.

Pelargonic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an organic acid (called also nonoic acid) found in the leaves of the geranium (Pelargonium) and allied plants.

Pelecypoda (n. pl.) Same as Lamellibranchia.

Pellicular (a.) Of or pertaining to a pellicle.

Pellucidly (adv.) In a pellucid manner.

Peltryware (n.) Peltry.

Pelvimeter (n.) An instrument for measuring the dimensions of the pelvis.

Penang nut () The betel nut.

Penannular (a.) Nearly annular; having nearly the form of a ring.

Pencilling () of Pencil

Pencillate (a.) Alt. of Pencillated

Pendentive (n.) The portion of a vault by means of which the square space in the middle of a building is brought to an octagon or circle to receive a cupola.

Pendentive (n.) The part of a groined vault which is supported by, and springs from, one pier or corbel.

Penetrable (a.) Capable of being penetrated, entered, or pierced. Used also figuratively.

Penetralia (n. pl.) The recesses, or innermost parts, of any thing or place, especially of a temple or palace.

Penetralia (n. pl.) Hidden things or secrets; privacy; sanctuary; as, the sacred penetralia of the home.

Penetrance (n.) Alt. of Penetrancy

Penetrancy (n.) The quality or state of being penetrant; power of entering or piercing; penetrating power of quality; as, the penetrancy of subtile effluvia.

Penetrated (imp. & p. p.) of Penetrate

Penguinery (n.) A breeding place, or rookery, of penguins.

Peninsular (a.) Of or pertaining to a peninsula; as, a peninsular form; peninsular people; the peninsular war.

Penitencer (n.) A priest who heard confession and enjoined penance in extraordinary cases.

Penitently (adv.) In a penitent manner.

Penmanship (n.) The use of the pen in writing; the art of writing; style or manner of writing; chirography; as, good or bad penmanship.

Pennaceous (a.) Like or pertaining to a normal feather.

Pennatulae (pl. ) of Pennatula

Pennatulas (pl. ) of Pennatula

Pennyroyal (n.) An aromatic herb (Mentha Pulegium) of Europe; also, a North American plant (Hedeoma pulegioides) resembling it in flavor.

Pennyworth (n.) A penny's worth; as much as may be bought for a penny.

Pennyworth (n.) Hence: The full value of one's penny expended; due return for money laid out; a good bargain; a bargain.

Pennyworth (n.) A small quantity; a trifle.

Penologist (n.) One versed in, or a student of, penology.

Pensioning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pension

Pensionary (a.) Maintained by a pension; receiving a pension; as, pensionary spies.

Pensionary (a.) Consisting of a pension; as, a pensionary provision for maintenance.

Pensionary (n.) One who receives a pension; a pensioner.

Pensionary (n.) One of the chief magistrates of towns in Holland.

Pentabasic (a.) Capable of uniting with five molecules of a monacid base; having five acid hydrogen atoms capable of substitution by a basic radical; -- said of certain acids.

Pentachord (n.) An ancient instrument of music with five strings.

Pentachord (n.) An order or system of five sounds.

Pentacrons (pl. ) of Pentacron

Pentagonal (a.) Having five corners or angles.

Pentagynia (n. pl.) A Linnaean order of plants, having five styles or pistils.

Pentameran (n.) One of the Pentamera.

Pentamerus (n.) A genus of extinct Paleozoic brachiopods, often very abundant in the Upper Silurian.

Pentameter (n.) A verse of five feet.

Pentameter (a.) Having five metrical feet.

Pentandria (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of plants having five separate stamens.

Pentaptote (n.) A noun having five cases.

Pentaptych (n.) A picture, or combination of pictures, consisting of a centerpiece and double folding doors or wings, as for an altarpiece.

Pentaspast (n.) A purchase with five pulleys.

Pentastich (n.) A composition consisting of five verses.

Pentastyle (a.) Having five columns in front; -- said of a temple or portico in classical architecture.

Pentastyle (n.) A portico having five columns.

Pentateuch (n.) The first five books of the Old Testament, collectively; -- called also the Law of Moses, Book of the Law of Moses, etc.

Pentathlon (n.) A fivefold athletic performance peculiar to the great national games of the Greeks, including leaping, foot racing, wrestling, throwing the discus, and throwing the spear.

Pentatomic (a.) Having five atoms in the molecule.

Pentatomic (a.) Having five hydrogen atoms capable of substitution.

Pentecosty (n.) A troop of fifty soldiers in the Spartan army; -- called also pentecostys.

Pentelican (a.) Of or pertaining to Mount Pentelicus, near Athens, famous for its fine white marble quarries; obtained from Mount Pentelicus; as, the Pentelic marble of which the Parthenon is built.

Pentremite (n.) Any species of Pentremites.

Penumbrala () Of or pertaining to a penumbra; resembling a penumbra; partially illuminated.

Peopleless (a.) Destitute of people.

Peppercorn (n.) A dried berry of the black pepper (Piper nigrum).

Peppercorn (n.) Anything insignificant; a particle.

Pepperidge (n.) A North American tree (Nyssa multiflora) with very tough wood, handsome oval polished leaves, and very acid berries, -- the sour gum, or common tupelo. See Tupelo.

Peppermint (n.) An aromatic and pungent plant of the genus Mentha (M. piperita), much used in medicine and confectionery.

Peppermint (n.) A volatile oil (oil of peppermint) distilled from the fresh herb; also, a well-known essence or spirit (essence of peppermint) obtained from it.

Peppermint (n.) A lozenge of sugar flavored with peppermint.

Pepperwort (n.) See Peppergrass.

Pepsinogen (n.) The antecedent of the ferment pepsin. A substance contained in the form of granules in the peptic cells of the gastric glands. It is readily convertible into pepsin. Also called propepsin.

Peptogenic (a.) Same as Peptogenous.

Peptonuria (n.) The presence of peptone, or a peptonelike body, in the urine.

Perbromate (n.) A salt of perbromic acid.

Perbromide (n.) A bromide having a higher proportion of bromine than any other bromide of the same substance or series.

Percarbide (n.) A compound containing a relatively large amount of carbon.

Perceiving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Perceive

Percentage (n.) A certain rate per cent; the allowance, duty, rate of interest, discount, or commission, on a hundred.

Perception (n.) The act of perceiving; cognizance by the senses or intellect; apperhension by the bodily organs, or by the mind, of what is presented to them; discernment; apperhension; cognition.

Perception (n.) The faculty of perceiving; the faculty, or peculiar part, of man's constitution by which he has knowledge through the medium or instrumentality of the bodily organs; the act of apperhending material objects or qualities through the senses; -- distinguished from conception.

Perception (n.) The quality, state, or capability, of being affected by something external; sensation; sensibility.

Perception (n.) An idea; a notion.

Perceptive (a.) Of or pertaining to the act or power of perceiving; having the faculty or power of perceiving; used in perception.

Percesoces (n. pl.) An order of fishes including the gray mullets (Mugil), the barracudas, the silversides, and other related fishes. So called from their relation both to perches and to pikes.

Perchloric (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, the highest oxygen acid (HClO4), of chlorine; -- called also hyperchloric.

Perchromic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a certain one of the highly oxidized compounds of chromium, which has a deep blue color, and is produced by the action of hydrogen peroxide.

Percipient (a.) Having the faculty of perception; perceiving; as, a percipient being.

Percipient (n.) One who, or that which, is percipient.

Percolated (imp. & p. p.) of Percolate

Percolator (n.) One who, or that which, filters.

Perculaced (a.) Latticed. See Lattice, n., 2.

Percurrent (a.) Running through the entire length.

Percursory (a.) Running over slightly or in haste; cursory.

Percussing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Percuss

Percussion (n.) The act of percussing, or striking one body against another; forcible collision, esp. such as gives a sound or report.

Percussion (n.) Hence: The effect of violent collision; vibratory shock; impression of sound on the ear.

Percussion (n.) The act of tapping or striking the surface of the body in order to learn the condition of the parts beneath by the sound emitted or the sensation imparted to the fingers. Percussion is said to be immediate if the blow is directly upon the body; if some interventing substance, as a pleximeter, is, used, it is called mediate.

Percussive (a.) Striking against; percutient; as, percussive force.

Percutient (a.) Striking; having the power of striking.

Percutient (n.) That which strikes, or has power to strike.

Perdurable (n.) Very durable; lasting; continuing long.

Perdurance (n.) Alt. of Perduration

Peremption (n.) A quashing; a defeating.

Peremptory (a.) Precluding debate or expostulation; not admitting of question or appeal; positive; absolute; decisive; conclusive; final.

Peremptory (a.) Positive in opinion or judgment; decided; dictatorial; dogmatical.

Peremptory (a.) Firmly determined; unawed.

Perfecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Perfect

Perfection (n.) The quality or state of being perfect or complete, so that nothing requisite is wanting; entire development; consummate culture, skill, or moral excellence; the highest attainable state or degree of excellence; maturity; as, perfection in an art, in a science, or in a system; perfection in form or degree; fruits in perfection.

Perfection (n.) A quality, endowment, or acquirement completely excellent; an ideal faultlessness; especially, the divine attribute of complete excellence.

Perfection (v. t.) To perfect.

Perfective (a.) Tending or conducing to make perfect, or to bring to perfection; -- usually followed by of.

Perficient (a.) Making or doing throughly; efficient; effectual.

Perficient (n.) One who performs or perfects a work; especially, one who endows a charity.

Perfidious (a.) Guilty of perfidy; violating good faith or vows; false to trust or confidence reposed; teacherous; faithless; as, a perfidious friend.

Perfidious (a.) Involving, or characterized by, perfidy.

Perflation (n.) The act of perflating.

Perfoliate (a.) Having the basal part produced around the stem; -- said of leaves which the stem apparently passes directory through.

Perfoliate (a.) Surrounded by a circle of hairs, or projections of any kind.

Perforated (imp. & p. p.) of Perforate

Perforated (a.) Pierced with a hole or holes, or with pores; having transparent dots resembling holes.

Perforator (n.) One who, or that which, perforates; esp., a cephalotome.

Performing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Perform

Perfricate (v. t.) To rub over.

Periastral (a.) Among or around the stars.

Periastron (n.) That point, in the real or apparent orbit of one star revolving around another, at which the former is nearest to the latter.

Pericardic (a.) Pericardiac.

Pericarpic (a.) Of or pertaining to a pericarp.

Perichaeth (n.) The leafy involucre surrounding the fruit stalk of mosses; perichaetium; perichete.

Periclinia (pl. ) of Periclinium

Periculous (a.) Dangerous; full of peril.

Peridotite (n.) An eruptive rock characterized by the presence of chrysolite (peridot). It also usually contains pyroxene, enstatite, chromite, etc. It is often altered to serpentine.

Periecians (n. pl.) See Perioecians.

Perigonium (n.) Same as Perigone.

Perigynium (n.) Some unusual appendage about the pistil, as the bottle-shaped body in the sedges, and the bristles or scales in some other genera of the Sedge family, or Cyperaceae.

Perigynous (a.) Having the ovary free, but the petals and stamens borne on the calyx; -- said of flower such as that of the cherry or peach.

Perihelion (n.) Alt. of Perihelium

Perihelium (n.) That point of the orbit of a planet or comet which is nearest to the sun; -- opposed to aphelion.

Perimetric (a.) Alt. of Perimetrical

Perimysial (a.) Surrounding a muscle or muscles.

Perimysial (a.) Of or pertaining to the perimysium.

Perimysium (n.) The connective tissue sheath which surrounds a muscle, and sends partitions inwards between the bundles of muscular fibers.

Periodical (a.) Of or pertaining to a period or periods, or to division by periods.

Periodical (a.) Performed in a period, or regular revolution; proceeding in a series of successive circuits; as, the periodical motion of the planets round the sun.

Periodical (a.) Happening, by revolution, at a stated time; returning regularly, after a certain period of time; acting, happening, or appearing, at fixed intervals; recurring; as, periodical epidemics.

Periodical (a.) Of or pertaining to a period; constituting a complete sentence.

Periodical (n.) A magazine or other publication which appears at stated or regular intervals.

Periosteal (a.) Situated around bone; of or pertaining to the periosteum.

Periosteum (n.) The membrane of fibrous connective tissue which closely invests all bones except at the articular surfaces.

Peripheral (a.) Of or pertaining to a periphery; constituting a periphery; peripheri

Peripheral (a.) External; away from the center; as, the peripheral portion of the nervous system.

Peripheric (a.) Alt. of Peripherical

Periphrase (n.) The use of more words than are necessary to express the idea; a roundabout, or indirect, way of speaking; circumlocution.

Periphrase (v. t.) To express by periphrase or circumlocution.

Periphrase (v. i.) To use circumlocution.

Peripteral (a.) Having columns on all sides; -- said of an edifice. See Apteral.

Periscians (n. pl.) Alt. of Periscii

Periscopic (a.) Viewing all around, or on all sides.

Periscopic (a.) of or relating to a periscope{2}.

Perishable (a.) Liable to perish; subject to decay, destruction, or death; as, perishable goods; our perishable bodies.

Perishably (adv.) In a perishable degree or manner.

Perishment (n.) The act of perishing.

Perisomata (pl. ) of Perisoma

Peristeria (n.) A genus of orchidaceous plants. See Dove plant.

Peritomous (a.) Cleaving in more directions than one, parallel to the axis.

Peritoneal (a.) Of or pertaining to the peritoneum.

Peritoneum (n.) The smooth serous membrane which

Peritricha (n. pl.) A division of ciliated Infusoria having a circle of cilia around the oral disk and sometimes another around the body. It includes the vorticellas. See Vorticella.

Peritropal (a.) Rotatory; circuitous.

Peritropal (a.) Having the axis of the seed perpendicular to the axis of the pericarp to which it is attached.

Perwigging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Periwig

Periwinkle (n.) Any small marine gastropod shell of the genus Littorina. The common European species (Littorina littorea), in Europe extensively used as food, has recently become naturalized abundantly on the American coast. See Littorina.

Periwinkle (n.) A trailing herb of the genus Vinca.

Perjurious (a.) Alt. of Perjurous

Perlaceous (a.) Pearly; resembling pearl.

Permanable (a.) Permanent; durable.

Permanence (n.) Alt. of Permanency

Permanency (n.) The quality or state of being permanent; continuance in the same state or place; duration; fixedness; as, the permanence of institutions; the permanence of nature.

Permansion (n.) Continuance.

Permeating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Permeate

Permeation (n.) The act of permeating, passing through, or spreading throughout, the pores or interstices of any substance.

Permission (n.) The act of permitting or allowing; formal consent; authorization; leave; license or liberty granted.

Permissive (a.) Permitting; granting leave or liberty.

Permissive (a.) Permitted; tolerated; suffered.

Permistion (n.) The act of mixing; the state of being mingled; mixture.

Permitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Permit

Permixtion (n.) See Permission.

Permutable (a.) Capable of being permuted; exchangeable.

Pernicious (a.) Quick; swift (to burn).

Pernicious (a.) Having the quality of injuring or killing; destructive; very mischievous; baleful; malicious; wicked.

Perofskite (n.) A titanate of lime occurring in octahedral or cubic crystals.

Peroration (n.) The concluding part of an oration; especially, a final summing up and enforcement of an argument.

Peroxidize (v. t.) To oxidize to the utmost degree, so as to form a peroxide.

Perpension (n.) Careful consideration; pondering.

Perpensity (n.) Perpension.

Perpession (n.) Suffering; endurance.

Perpetrate (v. t.) To do or perform; to carry through; to execute, commonly in a bad sense; to commit (as a crime, an offense); to be guilty of; as, to perpetrate a foul deed.

Perpetuate (v. t.) To make perpetual; to cause to endure, or to be continued, indefinitely; to preserve from extinction or oblivion; to eternize.

Perpetuate (a.) Made perpetual; perpetuated.

Perpetuity (n.) The quality or state of being perpetual; as, the perpetuity of laws.

Perpetuity (n.) Something that is perpetual.

Perpetuity (n.) Endless time.

Perpetuity (n.) The number of years in which the simple interest of any sum becomes equal to the principal.

Perpetuity (n.) The number of years' purchase to be given for an annuity to continue forever.

Perpetuity (n.) A perpetual annuity.

Perpetuity (n.) Duration without limitations as to time.

Perpetuity (n.) The quality or condition of an estate by which it becomes inalienable, either perpetually or for a very long period; also, the estate itself so modified or perpetuated.

Perplexing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Perplex

Perplexing (a.) Embarrassing; puzzling; troublesome.

Perplexity (n.) The quality or state of being perplexed or puzzled; complication; intricacy; entanglement; distraction of mind through doubt or difficulty; embarrassment; bewilderment; doubt.

Perquisite (n.) Something gained from a place or employment over and above the ordinary salary or fixed wages for services rendered; especially, a fee allowed by law to an officer for a specific service.

Perquisite (n.) Things gotten by a man's own industry, or purchased with his own money, as opposed to things which come to him by descent.

Perruquier (n.) A marker of perukes or wigs.

Persecuted (imp. & p. p.) of Persecute

Persecutor (n.) One who persecutes, or harasses.

Persevered (imp. & p. p.) of Persevere

Persicaria (n.) See Lady's thumb.

Persiflage (n.) Frivolous or bantering talk; a frivolous manner of treating any subject, whether serious or otherwise; light raillery.

Persifleur (n.) One who indulges in persiflage; a banterer; a quiz.

Persisting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Persist

Persistent (a.) Inc

Persistent (a.) Remaining beyond the period when parts of the same kind sometimes fall off or are absorbed; permanent; as, persistent teeth or gills; a persistent calyx; -- opposed to deciduous, and caducous.

Persisting (a.) Inc

Persistive (a.) See Persistent.

Personable (a.) Having a well-formed body, or person; graceful; comely; of good appearance; presentable; as, a personable man or woman.

Personable (a.) Enabled to maintain pleas in court.

Personable (a.) Having capacity to take anything granted.

Personally (adv.) In a personal manner; by bodily presence; in person; not by representative or substitute; as, to deliver a letter personally.

Personally (adv.) With respect to an individual; as regards the person; individually; particularly.

Personally (adv.) With respect to one's individuality; as regards one's self; as, personally I have no feeling in the matter.

Personalty (n.) The state of being a person; personality.

Personalty (n.) Personal property, as distinguished from realty or real property.

Personated (imp. & p. p.) of Personate

Personator (n.) One who personates.

Personeity (n.) Personality.

Perspicacy (n.) Perspicacity.

Perspiring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Perspire

Perstringe (v. t.) To touch; to graze; to glance on.

Perstringe (v. t.) To criticise; to touch upon.

Persuading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Persuade

Persuasion (n.) The act of persuading; the act of influencing the mind by arguments or reasons offered, or by anything that moves the mind or passions, or inc

Persuasion (n.) The state of being persuaded or convinced; settled opinion or conviction, which has been induced.

Persuasion (n.) A creed or belief; a sect or party adhering to a certain creed or system of opinions; as, of the same persuasion; all persuasions are agreed.

Persuasion (n.) The power or quality of persuading; persuasiveness.

Persuasion (n.) That which persuades; a persuasive.

Persuasive (a.) Tending to persuade; having the power of persuading; as, persuasive eloquence.

Persuasive (n.) That which persuades; an inducement; an incitement; an exhortation.

Persuasory (a.) Persuasive.

Pertaining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pertain

Pertinence (n.) Alt. of Pertinency

Pertinency (n.) The quality or state of being pertinent; justness of relation to the subject or matter in hand; fitness; appositeness; relevancy; suitableness.

Perturbate (v. t.) To perturb.

Perturbate (a.) Perturbed; agitated.

Perversely (adv.) In a perverse manner.

Perversion (n.) The act of perverting, or the state of being perverted; a turning from truth or right; a diverting from the true intent or object; a change to something worse; a turning or applying to a wrong end or use.

Perversity (n.) The quality or state of being perverse; perverseness.

Perversive (a.) Tending to pervert.

Perverting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pervert

Pesterment (n.) The act of pestering, or the state of being pestered; vexation; worry.

Pestilence (n.) Specifically, the disease known as the plague; hence, any contagious or infectious epidemic disease that is virulent and devastating.

Pestilence (n.) Fig.: That which is pestilent, noxious, or pernicious to the moral character of great numbers.

Petaliform (a.) Having the form of a petal; petaloid; petal-shaped.

Petiolated (a.) Having a stalk or petiole; as, a petioleate leaf; the petiolated abdomen of certain Hymenoptera.

Petitioned (imp. & p. p.) of Petition

Petitionee (n.) A person cited to answer, or defend against, a petition.

Petitioner (n.) One who presents a petition.

Petrescent (a.) Petrifying; converting into stone; as, petrescent water.

Petrifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Petrify

Petrohyoid (a.) Pertaining to petrous, oe periotic, portion of the skull and the hyoid arch; as, the petrohyoid muscles of the frog.

Petrolatum (n.) A semisolid unctuous substance, neutral, and without taste or odor, derived from petroleum by distilling off the lighter portions and purifying the residue. It is a yellowish, fatlike mass, transparent in thin layers, and somewhat fluorescent. It is used as a bland protective dressing, and as a substitute for fatty materials in ointments.

Petroleuse (n. f.) One who makes use of petroleum for incendiary purposes.

Petrologic (a.) Alt. of Petrological

Petrosilex (n.) Felsite.

Pettichaps (n.) See Pettychaps.

Pettychaps (n.) Any one of several species of small European singing birds of the subfamily Sylviinae, as the willow warbler, the chiff-chaff, and the golden warbler (Sylvia hortensis).

Petulantly (adv.) In a petulant manner.

Peucedanin (n.) A tasteless white crystal

Readeption (n.) A regaining; recovery of something lost.

Readership (n.) The office of reader.

Readjuster (n.) One who, or that which, readjusts; in some of the States of the United States, one who advocates a refunding, and sometimes a partial repudiation, of the State debt without the consent of the State's creditors.

Ready-made (a.) Made already, or beforehand, in anticipation of need; not made to order; as, ready-made clothing; ready-made jokes.

Reafforest (v. t.) To convert again into a forest, as a region of country.

Realizable (a.) Capable of being realized.

Realliance (n.) A renewed alliance.

Reapproach (v. i. & t.) To approach again or anew.

Reargument (n.) An arguing over again, as of a motion made in court.

Rear-horse (n.) A mantis.

Reasonable (n.) Having the faculty of reason; endued with reason; rational; as, a reasonable being.

Reasonable (n.) Governed by reason; being under the influence of reason; thinking, speaking, or acting rationally, or according to the dictates of reason; agreeable to reason; just; rational; as, the measure must satisfy all reasonable men.

Reasonable (n.) Not excessive or immoderate; within due limits; proper; as, a reasonable demand, amount, price.

Reasonable (adv.) Reasonably; tolerably.

Reasonably (adv.) In a reasonable manner.

Reasonably (adv.) Moderately; tolerably.

Reasonless (a.) Destitute of reason; as, a reasonless man or mind.

Reasonless (a.) Void of reason; not warranted or supported by reason; unreasonable.

Reassemble (v. t. & i.) To assemble again.

Rebaptizer (n.) One who rebaptizes.

Rebatement (n.) Same as 3d Rebate.

Rebellious (a.) Engaged in rebellion; disposed to rebel; of the nature of rebels or of rebellion; resisting government or lawful authority by force.

Rebukingly (adv.) By way of rebuke.

Rebuttable (a.) Capable of being rebutted.

Recallable (a.) Capable of being recalled.

Recallment (n.) Recall.

Recarriage (n.) Act of carrying back.

Receipting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Receipt

Receivable (a.) Capable of being received.

Recentness (n.) Quality or state of being recent.

Receptacle (n.) That which serves, or is used, for receiving and containing something, as a basket, a vase, a bag, a reservoir; a repository.

Receptacle (n.) The apex of the flower stalk, from which the organs of the flower grow, or into which they are inserted. See Illust. of Flower, and Ovary.

Receptacle (n.) The dilated apex of a pedicel which serves as a common support to a head of flowers.

Receptacle (n.) An intercellular cavity containing oil or resin or other matters.

Receptacle (n.) A special branch which bears the fructification in many cryptogamous plants.

Receptible (a.) Such as may be received; receivable.

Recidivate (v. i.) To backslide; to fall again.

Recidivous (a.) Tending or liable to backslide or relapse to a former condition or habit.

Recipience (n.) Alt. of Recipiency

Recipiency (n.) The quality or state of being recipient; a receiving; reception; receptiveness.

Reciprocal (a.) Recurring in vicissitude; alternate.

Reciprocal (a.) Done by each to the other; interchanging or interchanged; given and received; due from each to each; mutual; as, reciprocal love; reciprocal duties.

Reciprocal (a.) Mutually interchangeable.

Reciprocal (a.) Reflexive; -- applied to pronouns and verbs, but sometimes limited to such pronouns as express mutual action.

Reciprocal (a.) Used to denote different kinds of mutual relation; often with reference to the substitution of reciprocals for given quantities. See the Phrases below.

Reciprocal (n.) That which is reciprocal to another thing.

Reciprocal (n.) The quotient arising from dividing unity by any quantity; thus, / is the reciprocal of 4; 1/(a +b) is the reciprocal of a + b. The reciprocal of a fraction is the fraction inverted, or the denominator divided by the numerator.

Reciproque (a. & n.) Reciprocal.

Recitation (n.) The act of reciting; rehearsal; repetition of words or sentences.

Recitation (n.) The delivery before an audience of something committed to memory, especially as an elocutionary exhibition; also, that which is so delivered.

Recitation (n.) The rehearsal of a lesson by pupils before their instructor.

Recitative (n.) A species of musical recitation in which the words are delivered in a manner resembling that of ordinary declamation; also, a piece of music intended for such recitation; -- opposed to melisma.

Recitative (a.) Of or pertaining to recitation; intended for musical recitation or declamation; in the style or manner of recitative.

Recitativo (n.) Recitative.

Reclaiming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reclaim

Reclaimant (n.) One who reclaims; one who cries out against or contradicts.

Recognitor (n.) One of a jury impaneled on an assize.

Recognized (imp. & p. p.) of Recognize

Recognizee (n.) The person in whose favor a recognizance is made.

Recognizer (n.) One who recognizes; a recognizor.

Recognizor (n.) One who enters into a recognizance.

Recognosce (v. t.) To recognize.

Recoilment (n.) Recoil.

Re-collect (v. t.) To collect again; to gather what has been scattered; as, to re-collect routed troops.

Recolonize (v. t.) To colonize again.

Recommence (v. i.) To commence or begin again.

Recommence (v. i.) To begin anew to be; to act again as.

Recommence (v. t.) To commence again or anew.

Recompense (v. t.) To render an equivalent to, for service, loss, etc.; to requite; to remunerate; to compensate.

Recompense (v. t.) To return an equivalent for; to give compensation for; to atone for; to pay for.

Recompense (v. t.) To give in return; to pay back; to pay, as something earned or deserved.

Recompense (v. i.) To give recompense; to make amends or requital.

Recompense (n.) An equivalent returned for anything done, suffered, or given; compensation; requital; suitable return.

Recomposed (imp. & p. p.) of Recompose

Recomposer (n.) One who recomposes.

Reconciled (imp. & p. p.) of Reconcile

Reconciler (n.) One who reconciles.

Recondense (v. t.) To condense again.

Reconquest (n.) A second conquest.

Reconsider (v. t.) To consider again; as, to reconsider a subject.

Reconsider (v. t.) To take up for renewed consideration, as a motion or a vote which has been previously acted upon.

Recontinue (v. t. & i.) To continue anew.

Recordance (n.) Remembrance.

Recoupment (n.) The act of recouping.

Recovering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Recover

Recreating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Recreate

Recreation (n.) The act of recreating, or the state of being recreated; refreshment of the strength and spirits after toil; amusement; diversion; sport; pastime.

Recreative (a.) Tending to recreate or refresh; recreating; giving new vigor or animation; reinvigorating; giving relief after labor or pain; amusing; diverting.

Recrudency (n.) Recrudescence.

Recruiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Recruit

Rectangled (a.) Rectangular.

Rectifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rectify

Rectorship (n.) Government; guidance.

Rectorship (n.) The office or rank of a rector; rectorate.

Recubation (n.) Recumbence.

Reculement (n.) Recoil.

Recumbence (n.) The act of leaning, resting, or reclining; the state of being recumbent.

Recumbency (n.) Recumbence.

Recuperate (v. i.) To recover health; to regain strength; to convalesce.

Recuperate (v. t.) To recover; to regain; as, to recuperate the health or strength.

Recureless (a.) Incapable of cure.

Recurrence (n.) Alt. of Recurrency

Recurrency (n.) The act of recurring, or state of being recurrent; return; resort; recourse.

Recusation (n.) Refusal.

Recusation (n.) The act of refusing a judge or challenging that he shall not try the cause, on account of his supposed partiality.

Recusative (a.) Refusing; denying; negative.

Redarguing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Redargue

Redeemable (a.) Capable of being redeemed; subject to repurchase; held under conditions permitting redemption; as, a pledge securing the payment of money is redeemable.

Redeemable (a.) Subject to an obligation of redemtion; conditioned upon a promise of redemtion; payable; due; as, bonds, promissory notes, etc. , redeemabble in gold, or in current money, or four months after date.

Redelivery (n.) Act of delivering back.

Redelivery (n.) A second or new delivery or liberation.

Redemptive (a.) Serving or tending to redeem; redeeming; as, the redemptive work of Christ.

Redemptory (a.) Paid for ransom; serving to redeem.

Redempture (n.) Redemption.

Red-handed (a. / adv.) Having hands red with blood; in the very act, as if with red or bloody hands; -- said of a person taken in the act of homicide; hence, fresh from the commission of crime; as, he was taken red-hand or red-handed.

Rediminish (v. t.) To diminish again.

Redisburse (v. t.) To disburse anew; to give, or pay, back.

Rediscover (v. t.) To discover again.

Redisseize (v. t.) To disseize anew, or a second time.

Redissolve (v. t.) To dissolve again.

Redistrict (v. t.) To divide into new districts.

Red-letter (a.) Of or pertaining to a red letter; marked by red letters.

Redoubting (n.) Reverence; honor.

Redounding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Redound

Redressive (a.) Tending to redress.

Red-riband (n.) The European red band fish, or fireflame. See Rend fish.

Red-tailed (a.) Having a red tail.

Red-tapism (n.) Strict adherence to official formalities.

Red-tapist (n.) One who is tenacious of a strict adherence to official formalities.

Reducement (n.) Reduction.

Redundance (n.) Alt. of Redundancy

Redundancy (n.) The quality or state of being redundant; superfluity; superabundance; excess.

Redundancy (n.) That which is redundant or in excess; anything superfluous or superabundant.

Redundancy (n.) Surplusage inserted in a pleading which may be rejected by the court without impairing the validity of what remains.

Reelection (n.) Election a second time, or anew; as, the reelection of a former chief.

Reeligible (a.) Eligible again; capable of reelection; as, reeligible to the same office.

Reenaction (n.) The act of reenacting; the state of being reenacted.

Reenkindle (v. t.) To enkindle again.

Reentering (n.) The process of applying additional colors, by applications of printing blocks, to patterns already partly colored.

Reenthrone (v. t.) To enthrone again; to replace on a throne.

Reentrance (n.) The act entereing again; re/ntry.

Reexchange (v. t.) To exchange anew; to reverse (a previous exchange).

Reexchange (n.) A renewed exchange; a reversal of an exchange.

Reexchange (n.) The expense chargeable on a bill of exchange or draft which has been dishonored in a foreign country, and returned to the country in which it was made or indorsed, and then taken up.

Referendum (n.) A diplomatic agent's note asking for instructions from his government concerning a particular matter or point.

Referendum (n.) The right to approve or reject by popular vote a meassure passed upon by a legislature.

Re-ferment (v. t. & i.) To ferment, or cause to ferment, again.

Referrible (a.) Referable.

Refinement (n.) The act of refining, or the state of being refined; as, the refinement or metals; refinement of ideas.

Refinement (n.) That which is refined, elaborated, or polished to excess; an affected subtilty; as, refinements of logic.

Refineries (pl. ) of Refinery

Reflecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reflect

Reflectent (a.) Bending or flying back; reflected.

Reflectent (a.) Reflecting; as, a reflectent body.

Reflecting (a.) Throwing back light, heat, etc., as a mirror or other surface.

Reflecting (a.) Given to reflection or serious consideration; reflective; contemplative; as, a reflecting mind.

Reflection (n.) The act of reflecting, or turning or sending back, or the state of being reflected.

Reflection (n.) The return of rays, beams, sound, or the like, from a surface. See Angle of reflection, below.

Reflection (n.) The reverting of the mind to that which has already occupied it; continued consideration; meditation; contemplation; hence, also, that operation or power of the mind by which it is conscious of its own acts or states; the capacity for judging rationally, especially in view of a moral rule or standard.

Reflection (n.) Shining; brightness, as of the sun.

Reflection (n.) That which is produced by reflection.

Reflection (n.) An image given back from a reflecting surface; a reflected counterpart.

Reflection (n.) A part reflected, or turned back, at an angle; as, the reflection of a membrane.

Reflection (n.) Result of meditation; thought or opinion after attentive consideration or contemplation; especially, thoughts suggested by truth.

Reflection (n.) Censure; reproach cast.

Reflection (n.) The transference of an excitement from one nerve fiber to another by means of the nerve cells, as in reflex action. See Reflex action, under Reflex.

Reflective (a.) Throwing back images; as, a reflective mirror.

Reflective (a.) Capable of exercising thought or judgment; as, reflective reason.

Reflective (a.) Addicted to introspective or meditative habits; as, a reflective person.

Reflective (a.) Reflexive; reciprocal.

Reflexible (a.) Capable of being reflected, or thrown back.

Reflourish (v. t. & i.) To flourish again.

Re-forming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Re-form

Reformable (a.) Capable of being reformed.

Refracting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Refract

Refracting (a.) Serving or tending to refract; as, a refracting medium.

Refraction (n.) The act of refracting, or the state of being refracted.

Refraction (n.) The change in the direction of ray of light, heat, or the like, when it enters obliquely a medium of a different density from that through which it has previously moved.

Refraction (n.) The change in the direction of a ray of light, and, consequently, in the apparent position of a heavenly body from which it emanates, arising from its passage through the earth's atmosphere; -- hence distinguished as atmospheric refraction, or astronomical refraction.

Refraction (n.) The correction which is to be deducted from the apparent altitude of a heavenly body on account of atmospheric refraction, in order to obtain the true altitude.

Refractive (a.) Serving or having power to refract, or turn from a direct course; pertaining to refraction; as, refractive surfaces; refractive powers.

Refractory (a.) Obstinate in disobedience; contumacious; stubborn; unmanageable; as, a refractory child; a refractory beast.

Refractory (a.) Resisting ordinary treatment; difficult of fusion, reduction, or the like; -- said especially of metals and the like, which do not readily yield to heat, or to the hammer; as, a refractory ore.

Refractory (n.) A refractory person.

Refractory (n.) Refractoriness.

Refractory (n.) OPottery) A piece of ware covered with a vaporable flux and placed in a kiln, to communicate a glaze to the other articles.

Refracture (n.) A second breaking (as of a badly set bone) by the surgeon.

Refracture (v. t.) To break again, as a bone.

Refragable (a.) Capable of being refuted; refutable.

Refraining (p. pr. & vb/ n.) of Refrain

Refreshing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Refresh

Refreshful (a.) Full of power to refresh; refreshing.

Refreshing (a.) Reviving; reanimating.

Refringent (a.) Pertaining to, or possessing, refringency; refractive; refracting; as, a refringent prism of spar.

Refulgence (n.) Alt. of Refulgency

Refulgency (n.) The quality of being refulgent; brilliancy; splender; radiance.

Refundment (n.) The act of refunding; also, that which is refunded.

Refutation (n.) The act or process of refuting or disproving, or the state of being refuted; proof of falsehood or error; the overthrowing of an argument, opinion, testimony, doctrine, or theory, by argument or countervailing proof.

Refutatory (a.) Tending tu refute; refuting.

Regalement (n.) The act of regaling; anything which regales; refreshment; entertainment.

Regardable (a.) Worthy of regard or notice; to be regarded; observable.

Regardless (a.) Having no regard; heedless; careless; as, regardless of life, consequences, dignity.

Regardless (a.) Not regarded; slighted.

Regelation (n.) The act or process of freezing anew, or together,as two pieces of ice.

Regeneracy (n.) The state of being regenerated.

Regenerate (a.) Reproduced.

Regenerate (a.) Born anew; become Christian; renovated in heart; changed from a natural to a spiritual state.

Regenerate (v. t.) To generate or produce anew; to reproduce; to give new life, strength, or vigor to.

Regenerate (v. t.) To cause to be spiritually born anew; to cause to become a Christian; to convert from sin to ho

Regenerate (v. t.) Hence, to make a radical change for the better in the character or condition of; as, to regenerate society.

Regentship (n.) The office of a regent; regency.

Regimented (imp. & p. p.) of Regiment

Regimental (a.) Belonging to, or concerning, a regiment; as, regimental officers, clothing.

Registered (imp. & p. p.) of Register

Registrant (n.) One who registers; esp., one who , by virtue of securing an official registration, obtains a certain right or title of possession, as to a trade-mark.

Registrary (n.) A registrar.

Registrate (v. t.) To register.

Regressing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Regress

Regression (n.) The act of passing back or returning; retrogression; retrogradation.

Regressive (a.) Passing back; returning.

Regressive (a.) Characterized by retrogression; retrogressive.

Regretting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Regret

Reguardant (a.) Same as Regardant.

Regularity (n.) The condition or quality of being regular; as, regularity of out

Regularize (v. t.) To cause to become regular; to regulate.

Regulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Regulate

Regulation (n.) The act of regulating, or the state of being regulated.

Regulation (n.) A rule or order prescribed for management or government; prescription; a regulating principle; a governing direction; precept; law; as, the regulations of a society or a school.

Regulative (a.) Tending to regulate; regulating.

Regulative (a.) Necessarily assumed by the mind as fundamental to all other knowledge; furnishing fundamental principles; as, the regulative principles, or principles a priori; the regulative faculty.

Rehearsing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rehearse

Rehibition (n.) The returning of a thing purchased to the seller, on the ground of defect or frand.

Rehibitory (a.) Of or relating to rehibition; as, a rehibitory action.

Reichsrath (n.) The parliament of Austria (exclusive of Hungary, which has its own diet, or parliament). It consists of an Upper and a Lower House, or a House of Lords and a House of Representatives.

Reiglement (n.) Rule; regulation.

Reillumine (v. t.) To illumine again or anew; to reillume.

Reimbursed (imp. & p. p.) of Reimburse

Reimburser (n.) One who reimburses.

Reimprison (v. t.) To imprison again.

Reincrease (v. t.) To increase again.

Reinspirit (v. t.) To give fresh spirit to.

Reinstruct (v. t.) To instruct anew.

Reinthrone (v. t.) See Reenthrone.

Reissuable (a.) Capable of being reissued.

Reiterated (imp. & p. p.) of Reiterate

Rejectable (a.) Capable of being, or that ought to be, rejected.

Rejectment (n.) Act of rejecting; matter rejected, or thrown away.

Rejoindure (n.) Act of joining again.

Rejuvenate (v. t.) To render young again.

Rejuvenize (v. t.) To rejuvenate.

Relational (a.) Having relation or kindred; related.

Relational (a.) Indicating or specifying some relation.

Relatively (adv.) In a relative manner; in relation or respect to something else; not absolutely.

Relativity (n.) The state of being relative; as, the relativity of a subject.

Relaxation (n.) The act or process of relaxing, or the state of being relaxed; as, relaxation of the muscles; relaxation of a law.

Relaxation (n.) Remission from attention and effort; indulgence in recreation, diversion, or amusement.

Relaxative (a.) Having the quality of relaxing; laxative.

Relaxative (n.) A relaxant.

Releasable (a.) That may be released.

Relegating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Relegate

Relegation (n.) The act of relegating, or the state of being relegated; removal; banishment; exile.

Relentless (a.) Unmoved by appeals for sympathy or forgiveness; insensible to the distresses of others; destitute of tenderness; unrelenting; unyielding; unpitying; as, a prey to relentless despotism.

Relentment (n.) The act or process of relenting; the state of having relented.

Relevantly (adv.) In a relevant manner.

Relevation (n.) A raising or lifting up.

Reliefless (a.) Destitute of relief; also, remediless.

Relievable (a.) Capable of being relieved; fitted to recieve relief.

Religieuse (n. m.) Alt. of Religieux

Religioner (n.) A religionist.

Relinquent (a.) Relinquishing.

Relinquent (n.) One who relinquishes.

Relinquish (v. t.) To withdraw from; to leave behind; to desist from; to abandon; to quit; as, to relinquish a pursuit.

Relinquish (v. t.) To give up; to renounce a claim to; resign; as, to relinquish a debt.

Relishable (a.) Capable of being relished; agreeable to the taste; gratifying.

Relocation (n.) A second location.

Relocation (n.) Renewal of a lease.

Reluctance (n.) Alt. of Reluctancy

Reluctancy (n.) The state or quality of being reluctant; repugnance; aversion of mind; unwillingness; -- often followed by an infinitive, or by to and a noun, formerly sometimes by against.

Relumining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Relumine

Remandment (n.) A remand.

Remarkable (a.) Worthy of being remarked or noticed; noticeable; conspicuous; hence, uncommon; extraordinary.

Remarriage (n.) A second or repeated marriage.

Remediable (a.) Capable of being remedied or cured.

Remedially (adv.) In a remedial manner.

Remediless (a.) Not admitting of a remedy; incapable of being restored or corrected; incurable; irreparable; as, a remediless mistake or loss.

Remediless (a.) Not answering as a remedy; ineffectual.

Remembered (imp. & p. p.) of Remember

Rememberer (n.) One who remembers.

Rememorate (v. i.) To recall something by means of memory; to remember.

Remissible (a.) Capable of being remitted or forgiven.

Remissness (n.) Quality or state of being remiss.

Remittance (n.) The act of transmitting money, bills, or the like, esp. to a distant place, as in satisfaction of a demand, or in discharge of an obligation.

Remittance (n.) The sum or thing remitted.

Remittitur (n.) A remission or surrender, -- remittitur damnut being a remission of excess of damages.

Remittitur (n.) A sending back, as when a record is remitted by a superior to an inferior court.

Remollient (a.) Mollifying; softening.

Remonetize (v. t.) To restore to use as money; as, to remonetize silver.

Remordency (n.) Remorse; compunction; compassion.

Remorseful (a.) Full of remorse.

Remorseful (a.) Compassionate; feeling tenderly.

Remorseful (a.) Exciting pity; pitiable.

Remunerate (v. t.) To pay an equivalent to for any service, loss, expense, or other sacrifice; to recompense; to requite; as, to remunerate men for labor.

Renaissant (a.) Of or pertaining to the Renaissance.

Renascence (n.) The state of being renascent.

Renascence (n.) Same as Renaissance.

Renascency (n.) State of being renascent.

Renascible (a.) Capable of being reproduced; ablle to spring again into being.

Renavigate (v. t.) To navigate again.

Rencounter (v. t.) To meet unexpectedly; to encounter.

Rencounter (v. t.) To attack hand to hand.

Rencounter (v. i.) To meet unexpectedly; to encounter in a hostile manner; to come in collision; to skirmish.

Rencounter (n.) A meeting of two persons or bodies; a collision; especially, a meeting in opposition or contest; a combat, action, or engagement.

Rencounter (n.) A causal combat or action; a sudden contest or fight without premeditation, as between individuals or small parties.

Renderable (a.) Capable of being rendered.

Rendezvous (n.) A place appointed for a meeting, or at which persons customarily meet.

Rendezvous (n.) Especially, the appointed place for troops, or for the ships of a fleet, to assemble; also, a place for enlistment.

Rendezvous (n.) A meeting by appointment.

Rendezvous (n.) Retreat; refuge.

Rendezvous (v. i.) To assemble or meet at a particular place.

Rendezvous (v. t.) To bring together at a certain place; to cause to be assembled.

Renegation (n.) A denial.

Renouncing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Renounce

Renovation (n.) The act or process of renovating; the state of being renovated or renewed.

Renownedly (adv.) With renown.

Renownless (a.) Without renown; inglorius.

Renumerate (v. t.) To recount.

Reorganize (v. t. & i.) To organize again or anew; as, to reorganize a society or an army.

Repaganize (v. t.) To paganize anew; to bring back to paganism.

Repairable (a.) Reparable.

Repairment (n.) Act of repairing.

Reparation (n.) The act of renewing, restoring, etc., or the state of being renewed or repaired; as, the reparation of a bridge or of a highway; -- in this sense, repair is oftener used.

Reparation (n.) The act of making amends or giving satisfaction or compensation for a wrong, injury, etc.; also, the thing done or given; amends; satisfaction; indemnity.

Reparative (a.) Repairing, or tending to repair.

Reparative (n.) That which repairs.

Repatriate (v. t.) To restore to one's own country.

Repealable (a.) Capable of being repealed.

Repealment (n.) Recall, as from banishment.

Repeatedly (adv.) More than once; again and again; indefinitely.

Repedation (n.) A stepping or going back.

Repellence (n.) Alt. of Repellency

Repellency (n.) The principle of repulsion; the quality or capacity of repelling; repulsion.

Repentance (n.) The act of repenting, or the state of being penitent; sorrow for what one has done or omitted to do; especially, contrition for sin.

Repentless (a.) Unrepentant.

Repertoire (n.) A list of dramas, operas, pieces, parts, etc., which a company or a person has rehearsed and is prepared to perform.

Repetition (n.) The act of repeating; a doing or saying again; iteration.

Repetition (n.) Recital from memory; rehearsal.

Repetition (n.) The act of repeating, singing, or playing, the same piece or part a second time; reiteration of a note.

Repetition (n.) Reiteration, or repeating the same word, or the same sense in different words, for the purpose of making a deeper impression on the audience.

Repetition (n.) The measurement of an angle by successive observations with a repeating instrument.

Repetitive (a.) Containing repetition; repeating.

Repiningly (adv.) With repening or murmuring.

Replevying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Replevy

Replicated (a.) Folded over or backward; folded back upon itself; as, a replicate leaf or petal; a replicate margin of a shell.

Reportable (a.) Capable or admitting of being reported.

Repositing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reposit

Reposition (n.) The act of repositing; a laying up.

Repository (n.) A place where things are or may be reposited, or laid up, for safety or preservation; a depository.

Re-present (v. t.) To present again; as, to re-present the points of an argument.

Repression (n.) The act of repressing, or state of being repressed; as, the repression of evil and evil doers.

Repression (n.) That which represses; check; restraint.

Repressive (a.) Having power, or tending, to repress; as, repressive acts or measures.

Reprevable (a.) Reprovable.

Reprieving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reprieve

Reproached (imp. & p. p.) of Reproach

Reproacher (n.) One who reproaches.

Reprobance (n.) Reprobation.

Reprobated (imp. & p. p.) of Reprobate

Reprobater (n.) One who reprobates.

Reproducer (n.) One who, or that which, reproduces.

Reprovable (a.) Worthy of reproof or censure.

Rep-silver (n.) Money anciently paid by servile tenants to their lord, in lieu of the customary service of reaping his corn or grain.

Republican (a.) Of or pertaining to a republic.

Republican (a.) Consonant with the principles of a republic; as, republican sentiments or opinions; republican manners.

Republican (n.) One who favors or prefers a republican form of government.

Republican (n.) A member of the Republican party.

Republican (n.) The American cliff swallow. The cliff swallows build their nests side by side, many together.

Republican (n.) A South African weaver bird (Philetaerus socius). These weaver birds build many nests together, under a large rooflike shelter, which they make of straw.

Repudiable (a.) Admitting of repudiation; fit or proper to be put away.

Repudiated (imp. & p. p.) of Repudiate

Repudiator (n.) One who repudiates.

Repugnable (a.) Capable of being repugned or resisted.

Repugnance (n.) Alt. of Repugnancy

Repugnancy (n.) The state or condition of being repugnant; opposition; contrariety; especially, a strong instinctive antagonism; aversion; reluctance; unwillingness, as of mind, passions, principles, qualities, and the like.

Repurchase (v. t.) To buy back or again; to regain by purchase.

Repurchase (n.) The act of repurchasing.

Reputation (v. t.) The estimation in which one is held; character in public opinion; the character attributed to a person, thing, or action; repute.

Reputation (v. t.) The character imputed to a person in the community in which he lives. It is admissible in evidence when he puts his character in issue, or when such reputation is otherwise part of the issue of a case.

Reputation (v. t.) Specifically: Good reputation; favorable regard; public esteem; general credit; good name.

Reputation (v. t.) Account; value.

Reputeless (a.) Not having good repute; disreputable; disgraceful; inglorius.

Requesting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Request

Requietory (n.) A sepulcher.

Requirable (a.) Capable of being required; proper to be required.

Requisitor (n.) One who makes reqisition; esp., one authorized by a requisition to investigate facts.

Requitable (a.) That may be requited.

Reredemain (n.) A backward stroke.

Re-resolve (v. t. & i.) To resolve again.

Rescinding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rescind

Rescission (n.) The act of rescinding, abrogating, annulling, or vacating; as, the rescission of a law, decree, or judgment.

Rescissory (a.) Tending to rescind; rescinding.

Rescueless (a.) Without rescue or release.

Researcher (n.) One who researches.

Resemblant (a.) Having or exhibiting resemblance; resembling.

Resembling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Resemble

Reseminate (v. t.) To produce again by means of seed.

Resentment (n.) The act of resenting.

Resentment (n.) The state of holding something in the mind as a subject of contemplation, or of being inc

Resentment (n.) In a good sense, satisfaction; gratitude.

Resentment (n.) In a bad sense, strong displeasure; anger; hostility provoked by a wrong or injury experienced.

Reservance (n.) Reservation.

Reshipment (n.) The act of reshipping; also, that which is reshippped.

Residenter (n.) A resident.

Resignedly (adv.) With submission.

Resignment (n.) The act of resigning.

Resilience (n.) Alt. of Resiliency

Resiliency (n.) The act of resiling, springing back, or rebounding; as, the resilience of a ball or of sound.

Resiliency (n.) The mechanical work required to strain an elastic body, as a deflected beam, stretched spring, etc., to the elastic limit; also, the work performed by the body in recovering from such strain.

Resilition (n.) Resilience.

Resiniform (a.) Having the form of resin.

Resinously (adv.) By means, or in the manner, of resin.

Resistance (n.) The act of resisting; opposition, passive or active.

Resistance (n.) The quality of not yielding to force or external pressure; that power of a body which acts in opposition to the impulse or pressure of another, or which prevents the effect of another power; as, the resistance of the air to a body passing through it; the resistance of a target to projectiles.

Resistance (n.) A means or method of resisting; that which resists.

Resistance (n.) A certain hindrance or opposition to the passage of an electrical current or discharge offered by conducting bodies. It bears an inverse relation to the conductivity, -- good conductors having a small resistance, while poor conductors or insulators have a very high resistance. The unit of resistance is the ohm.

Resistible (a.) Capable of being resisted; as, a resistible force.

Resistless (a.) Having no power to resist; making no opposition.

Resistless (a.) Incapable of being resisted; irresistible.

Resolutely (adv.) In a resolute manner; with fixed purpose; boldly; firmly; steadily; with perseverance.

Resolution (n.) The act, operation, or process of resolving. Specifically: (a) The act of separating a compound into its elements or component parts. (b) The act of analyzing a complex notion, or solving a vexed question or difficult problem.

Resolution (n.) The state of being relaxed; relaxation.

Resolution (n.) The state of being resolved, settled, or determined; firmness; steadiness; constancy; determination.

Resolution (n.) That which is resolved or determined; a settled purpose; determination. Specifically: A formal expression of the opinion or will of an official body or a public assembly, adopted by vote; as, a legislative resolution; the resolutions of a public meeting.

Resolution (n.) The state of being resolved or firm in opinion or thought; conviction; assurance.

Resolution (n.) The act or process of solving; solution; as, the resolution of an equation or problem.

Resolution (n.) A breaking up, disappearance; or termination, as of a fever, a tumor, or the like.

Resolution (n.) The passing of a dissonant into a consonant chord by the rising or falling of the note which makes the discord.

Resolutive (a.) Serving to dissolve or relax.

Resolutory (a.) Resolutive.

Resolvable (a.) Admitting of being resolved; admitting separation into constituent parts, or reduction to first principles; admitting solution or explanation; as, resolvable compounds; resolvable ideas or difficulties.

Resolvedly (adv.) So as to resolve or clear up difficulties; clearly.

Resolvedly (adv.) Resolutely; decidedly; firmly.

Resonantly (adv.) In a resonant manner.

Resorcylic (a.) Of, or pertaining to, or producing, resorcin; as, resorcylic acid.

Resorption (n.) The act of resorbing; also, the act of absorbing again; reabsorption.

Resounding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Resound

Respecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Respect

Respectant (a.) Placed so as to face one another; -- said of animals.

Respectful (a.) Marked or characterized by respect; as, respectful deportment.

Respecting (prep.) With regard or relation to; regarding; concerning; as, respecting his conduct there is but one opinion.

Respection (n.) The act of respecting; respect; regard.

Respective (a.) Noticing with attention; hence, careful; wary; considerate.

Respective (a.) Looking towardl having reference to; relative, not absolute; as, the respective connections of society.

Respective (a.) Relating to particular persons or things, each to each; particular; own; as, they returned to their respective places of abode.

Respective (a.) Fitted to awaken respect.

Respective (a.) Rendering respect; respectful; regardful.

Respersion (n.) The act of sprinkling or scattering.

Respirable (a.) Suitable for being breathed; adapted for respiration.

Respirator (n.) A divice of gauze or wire, covering the mouth or nose, to prevent the inhalation of noxious substances, as dust or smoke. Being warmed by the breath, it tempers cold air passing through it, and may also be used for the inhalation of medicated vapors.

Responding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Respond

Respondent (a.) Disposed or expected to respond; answering; according; corresponding.

Respondent (n.) One who responds. It corresponds in general to defendant.

Respondent (n.) One who answers in certain suits or proceedings, generally those which are not according to the course of the common law, as in equity and admiralty causes, in petitions for partition, and the like; -- distinquished from appellant.

Respondent (n.) One who maintains a thesis in reply, and whose province it is to refute objections, or overthrow arguments; -- distinguished from opponent.

Responsion (n.) The act of answering.

Responsion (n.) The first university examination; -- called also little go. See under Little, a.

Responsive (a.) That responds; ready or inc

Responsive (a.) Suited to something else; correspondent.

Responsive (a.) Responsible.

Responsory (a.) Containing or making answer; answering.

Responsory (n.) The answer of the people to the priest in alternate speaking, in church service.

Responsory (n.) A versicle sung in answer to the priest, or as a refrain.

Responsory (n.) An antiphonary; a response book.

Restagnant (a.) Stagnant; motionless.

Restagnate (v. i.) To stagnate; to cease to flow.

Restaurant (n.) An eating house.

Restaurate (v. t.) To restore.

Restitutor (n.) One who makes restitution.

Restorable (a.) Admitting of being restored; capable of being reclaimed; as, restorable land.

Restorator (n.) A restaurateur.

Restrained (imp. & p. p.) of Restrain

Restrainer (n.) One who, or that which, restrains.

Restricted (imp. & p. p.) of Restrict

Restringed (imp. & p. p.) of Restringe

Resudation (n.) Act of sweating again.

Resultance (n.) The act of resulting; that which results; a result.

Resultless (a.) Being without result; as, resultless investigations.

Resumption (n.) The act of resuming; as, the resumption of a grant, of delegated powers, of an argument, of specie payments, etc.

Resumption (n.) The taking again into the king's hands of such lands or tenements as he had granted to any man on false suggestions or other error.

Resumptive (a.) Taking back; resuming, or tending toward resumption; as, resumptive measures.

Resupinate (a.) Inverted in position; appearing to be upside down or reversed, as the flowers of the orchis and the leaves of some plants.

Resurgence (n.) The act of rising again; resurrection.

Retailment (n.) The act of retailing.

Retainable (a.) Capable of being retained.

Retainment (n.) The act of retaining; retention.

Retaliated (imp. & p. p.) of Retaliate

Retardment (n.) The act of retarding; retardation.

Reticulate (a.) Alt. of Reticulated

Reticulosa (n. pl.) Same as Reticularia.

Reticulose (a.) Forming a network; characterized by a reticulated sructure.

Retinacula (pl. ) of Retinaculum

Retinalite (n.) A translucent variety of serpentine, of a honey yellow or greenish yellow color, having a waxy resinlike luster.

Retinerved (a.) Having reticulated veins.

Retinulate (a.) Having, or characterized by, retinul/.

Retirement (n.) The act of retiring, or the state of being retired; withdrawal; seclusion; as, the retirement of an officer.

Retirement (n.) A place of seclusion or privacy; a place to which one withdraws or retreats; a private abode.

Retracting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Retract

Retractate (v. t.) To retract; to recant.

Retractile (a.) Capable of retraction; capable of being drawn back or up; as, the claws of a cat are retractile.

Retraction (n.) The act of retracting, or drawing back; the state of being retracted; as, the retraction of a cat's claws.

Retraction (n.) The act of withdrawing something advanced, stated, claimed, or done; declaration of change of opinion; recantation.

Retraction (n.) The act of retracting or shortening; as, the retraction of a severed muscle; the retraction of a sinew.

Retraction (n.) The state or condition of a part when drawn back, or towards the center of the body.

Retractive (a.) Serving to retract; of the nature of a retraction.

Retractive (n.) That which retracts, or withdraws.

Retreating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Retreat

Retreatful (a.) Furnishing or serving as a retreat.

Retrenched (imp. & p. p.) of Retrench

Retributer (n.) One who makes retribution.

Retrieving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Retrieve

Retrochoir (n.) Any extension of a church behind the high altar, as a chapel; also, in an apsidal church, all the space beyond the

Retrofract (a.) Alt. of Retrofracted

Retrograde (a.) Apparently moving backward, and contrary to the succession of the signs, that is, from east to west, as a planet.

Retrograde (a.) Tending or moving backward; having a backward course; contrary; as, a retrograde motion; -- opposed to progressive.

Retrograde (a.) Declining from a better to a worse state; as, a retrograde people; retrograde ideas, morals, etc.

Retrograde (v. i.) To go in a retrograde direction; to move, or appear to move, backward, as a planet.

Retrograde (v. i.) Hence, to dec

Retrogress (n.) Retrogression.

Retrospect (v. i.) To look backward; hence, to affect or concern what is past.

Retrospect (n.) A looking back on things past; view or contemplation of the past.

Returnable (a.) Capable of, or admitting of, being returned.

Returnable (a.) Legally required to be returned, delivered, given, or rendered; as, a writ or precept returnable at a certain day; a verdict returnable to the court.

Returnless (a.) Admitting no return.

Reunitedly (adv.) In a reunited manner.

Revealable (a.) Capable of being revealed.

Revealment (n.) Act of revealing.

Revegetate (v. i.) To vegetate anew.

Revelation (n.) The act of revealing, disclosing, or discovering to others what was before unknown to them.

Revelation (n.) That which is revealed.

Revelation (n.) The act of revealing divine truth.

Revelation (n.) That which is revealed by God to man; esp., the Bible.

Revelation (n.) Specifically, the last book of the sacred canon, containing the prophecies of St. John; the Apocalypse.

Revel-rout (n.) Tumultuous festivity; revelry.

Revel-rout (n.) A rabble; a riotous assembly; a mob.

Revengeful (a.) Full of, or prone to, revenge; vindictive; malicious; revenging; wreaking revenge.

Reverenced (imp. & p. p.) of Reverence

Reverencer (n.) One who regards with reverence.

Reverendly (adv.) Reverently.

Reverently (adv.) In a reverent manner; in respectful regard.

Reversedly (adv.) In a reversed way.

Reversible (a.) Capable of being reversed; as, a chair or seat having a reversible back; a reversible judgment or sentence.

Reversible (a.) Hence, having a pattern or finished surface on both sides, so that either may be used; -- said of fabrics.

Reversibly (adv.) In a reversible manner.

Revertible (a.) Capable of, or admitting of, reverting or being reverted; as, a revertible estate.

Revestiary (n.) The apartment, in a church or temple, where the vestments, etc., are kept; -- now contracted into vestry.

Revestture (n.) Vesture.

Reviewable (a.) Capable of being reviewed.

Revigorate (a.) Having new vigor or strength; invigorated anew.

Revigorate (v. t.) To give new vigor to.

Revilement (n.) The act of reviling; also, contemptuous language; reproach; abuse.

Revisional (a.) Alt. of Revisionary

Revitalize (v. t.) To restore vitality to; to bring back to life.

Revivalism (n.) The spirit of religious revivals; the methods of revivalists.

Revivalist (n.) A clergyman or layman who promotes revivals of religion; an advocate for religious revivals; sometimes, specifically, a clergyman, without a particular charge, who goes about to promote revivals. Also used adjectively.

Revivement (n.) Revival.

Revocation (n.) The act of calling back, or the state of being recalled; recall.

Revocation (n.) The act by which one, having the right, annuls an act done, a power or authority given, or a license, gift, or benefit conferred; repeal; reversal; as, the revocation of an edict, a power, a will, or a license.

Revocatory (a.) Of or pertaining to revocation; tending to, or involving, a revocation; revoking; recalling.

Revokement (n.) Revocation.

Revokingly (adv.) By way of revocation.

Revolution (n.) The act of revolving, or turning round on an axis or a center; the motion of a body round a fixed point or

Revolution (n.) Return to a point before occupied, or to a point relatively the same; a rolling back; return; as, revolution in an ellipse or spiral.

Revolution (n.) The space measured by the regular return of a revolving body; the period made by the regular recurrence of a measure of time, or by a succession of similar events.

Revolution (n.) The motion of any body, as a planet or satellite, in a curved

Revolution (n.) The motion of a point,

Revolution (n.) A total or radical change; as, a revolution in one's circumstances or way of living.

Revolution (n.) A fundamental change in political organization, or in a government or constitution; the overthrow or renunciation of one government, and the substitution of another, by the governed.

Revolutive (a.) Inc

Revolvable (a.) That may be revolved.

Revolvency (n.) The act or state of revolving; revolution.

Rewardable (a.) Worthy of reward.

Rewardless (a.) Having, or affording, no reward.

Rewel bone () An obsolete phrase of disputed meaning, -- perhaps, smooth or polished bone.

Sea anchor () See Drag sail, under 4th Drag.

Sea barrow () A sea purse.

Sea breach () A breaking or overflow of a bank or a dike by the sea.

Sea canary () The beluga, or white whale.

Sea dragon () A dragonet, or sculpin.

Sea dragon () The pegasus.

Sea fennel () Samphire.

Sea flewer () A sea anemone, or any related anthozoan.

Sea girkin () Any small holothurian resembling in form a gherkin.

Sea ginger () A hydroid coral of the genus Millepora, especially M. alcicornis, of the West Indies and Florida. So called because it stings the tongue like ginger. See Illust. under Millepore.

Sea hulver () Sea holly.

Sea-island (a.) Of or pertaining to certain islands along the coast of South Carolina and Georgia; as, sea-island cotton, a superior cotton of long fiber produced on those islands.

Sea lawyer () The gray snapper. See under Snapper.

Seal-brown (a.) Of a rich dark brown color, like the fur of the fur seal after it is dyed.

Sea letter () The customary certificate of national character which neutral merchant vessels are bound to carry in time of war; a passport for a vessel and cargo.

Seamanlike (a.) Having or showing the skill of a practical seaman.

Seamanship (n.) The skill of a good seaman; the art, or skill in the art, of working a ship.

Sea mantis () A squilla.

Seamstress (n.) A woman whose occupation is sewing; a needlewoman.

Sea needle () See Garfish (a).

Sea nettle () A jellyfish, or medusa.

Seannachie (n.) A bard among the Highlanders of Scotland, who preserved and repeated the traditions of the tribes; also, a genealogist.

Sea orange () A large American holothurian (Lophothuria Fabricii) having a bright orange convex body covered with finely granulated scales. Its expanded tentacles are bright red.

Sea pigeon () The common guillemot.

Sea plover () the black-bellied plover.

Searchable (a.) Capable of being searched.

Searchless (a.) Impossible to be searched; inscrutable; impenetrable.

Searedness (n.) The state of being seared or callous; insensibility.

Sea robber () A pirate; a sea rover.

Sea rocket () See under Rocket.

Sea-roving (a.) Cruising at random on the ocean.

Sea salmon () A young pollock.

Sea salmon () The spotted squeteague.

Sea salmon () See Sea bass (b).

Sea slater () Any isopod crustacean of the genus Ligia.

Seasonable (a.) Occurring in good time, in due season, or in proper time for the purpose; suitable to the season; opportune; timely; as, a seasonable supply of rain.

Seasonless (a.) Without succession of the seasons.

Sea spider () Any maioid crab; a spider crab. See Maioid, and Spider crab, under Spider.

Sea spider () Any pycnogonid.

Sea squirt () An ascidian. See Illust. under Tunicata.

Sea thongs () A kind of blackish seaweed (Himanthalia lorea) found on the northern coasts of the Atlantic. It has a thonglike forking process rising from a top-shaped base.

Sea turtle () Any one of several very large species of chelonians having the feet converted into paddles, as the green turtle, hawkbill, loggerhead, and leatherback. They inhabit all warm seas.

Sea turtle () The sea pigeon, or guillemot.

Sea urchin () Any one of numerous species of echinoderms of the order Echinoidea.

Sea-walled (a.) Surrounded, bounded, or protected by the sea, as if by a wall.

Sea willow () A gorgonian coral with long flexible branches.

Sebiferous (a.) Producing vegetable tallow.

Sebiferous (a.) Producing fat; sebaceous; as, the sebiferous, or sebaceous, glands.

Sebiparous (a.) Same as Sebiferous.

Secernment (n.) The act or process of secreting.

Secondhand (a.) Not original or primary; received from another.

Secondhand (a.) Not new; already or previously or used by another; as, a secondhand book, garment.

Secretness (n.) The state or quality of being secret, hid, or concealed.

Secretness (n.) Secretiveness; concealment.

Sectionize (v. t.) To form into sections.

Sectiuncle (n.) A little or petty sect.

Secularism (n.) The state or quality of being secular; a secular spirit; secularity.

Secularism (n.) The tenets or principles of the secularists.

Secularist (n.) One who theoretically rejects every form of religious faith, and every kind of religious worship, and accepts only the facts and influences which are derived from the present life; also, one who believes that education and other matters of civil policy should be managed without the introduction of a religious element.

Secularity (n.) Supreme attention to the things of the present life; world

Secularize (v. t.) To convert from regular or monastic into secular; as, to secularize a priest or a monk.

Secularize (v. t.) To convert from spiritual or common use; as, to secularize a church, or church property.

Secularize (v. t.) To make worldly or unspiritual.

Securement (n.) The act of securing; protection.

Secureness (n.) The condition or quality of being secure; exemption from fear; want of vigilance; security.

Securifera (n. pl.) The Serrifera.

Securiform (a.) Having the form of an ax hatchet.

Securipalp (n.) One of a family of beetles having the maxillary palpi terminating in a hatchet-shaped joint.

Securities (pl. ) of Security

Sedimental (a.) Sedimentary.

Seducement (n.) The act of seducing.

Seducement (n.) The means employed to seduce, as flattery, promises, deception, etc.; arts of enticing or corrupting.

Seductress (n.) A woman who seduces.


Seersucker (n.) A light fabric, originally made in the East Indies, of silk and

Segregated (imp. & p. p.) of Segregate

Seignioral (a.) Of or pertaining to a seignior; seigneurial.

Seirospore (n.) One of several spores arranged in a chain as in certain algae of the genus Callithamnion.

Seismology (n.) The science of earthquakes.

Sejunction (n.) The act of disjoining, or the state of being disjoined.

Sejungible (a.) Capable of being disjoined.

Seldomness (n.) Rareness.

Selectedly (adv.) With care and selection.

Selectness (n.) The quality or state of being select.

Seleniuret (n.) A selenide.

Selenonium (n.) A hypothetical radical of selenium, analogous to sulphonium.

Selenology (n.) That branch of astronomy which treats of the moon.

Self-abuse (n.) The abuse of one's own self, powers, or faculties.

Self-abuse (n.) Self-deception; delusion.

Self-abuse (n.) Masturbation; onanism; self-pollution.

Self-color (n.) A color not mixed or variegated.

Self-moved (a.) Moved by inherent power., without the aid of external impulse.

Self-trust (n.) Faith in one's self; self-reliance.

Self-wrong (n.) Wrong done by a person himself.

Seljuckian (n.) A member of the family of Seljuk; an adherent of that family, or subject of its government; (pl.) the dynasty of Turkish sultans sprung from Seljuk.

Sellanders (n. pl.) Alt. of Sellenders

Sellenders (n. pl.) See Sallenders.

Semaphoric (a.) Alt. of Semaphorical

Sematology (n.) The doctrine of signs as the expression of thought or reasoning; the science of indicating thought by signs.

Semblative (a.) Resembling.

Semeiology (n.) Alt. of Semiology

Semeiotics (n.) Alt. of Semiotics

Semi-Arian (n.) A member of a branch of the Arians which did not acknowledge the Son to be consubstantial with the Father, that is, of the same substance, but admitted him to be of a like substance with the Father, not by nature, but by a peculiar privilege.

Semi-Arian (a.) Of or pertaining to Semi-Arianism.

Semichorus (n.) A half chorus; a passage to be sung by a selected portion of the voices, as the female voices only, in contrast with the full choir.

Semicircle (n.) The half of a circle; the part of a circle bounded by its diameter and half of its circumference.

Semicircle (n.) A semicircumference.

Semicircle (n.) A body in the form of half of a circle, or half of a circumference.

Semicircle (n.) An instrument for measuring angles.

Semicirque (n.) A semicircular hollow or opening among trees or hills.

Semicolumn (n.) A half column; a column bisected longitudinally, or along its axis.

Semicubium (n.) Alt. of Semicupium

Semicupium (n.) A half bath, or one that covers only the lewer extremities and the hips; a sitz-bath; a half bath, or hip bath.

Semiditone (n.) A lesser third, having its terms as 6 to 5; a hemiditone.

Semidouble (n.) An office or feast celebrated with less solemnity than the double ones. See Double, n., 8.

Semidouble (a.) Having the outermost stamens converted into petals, while the inner ones remain perfect; -- said of a flower.

Semiflexed (a.) Half bent.

Semifloret (n.) See Semifloscule.

Semiformed (a.) Half formed; imperfectly formed; as, semiformed crystals.

Semiglutin (n.) A peptonelike body, insoluble in alcohol, formed by boiling collagen or gelatin for a long time in water. Hemicollin, a like body, is also formed at the same time, and differs from semiglutin by being partly soluble in alcohol.

Semiliquid (a.) Half liquid; semifluid.

Semilunary (a.) Semilunar.

Semilunate (a.) Semilunar.

Seminality (n.) The quality or state of being seminal.

Seminarian (n.) Alt. of Seminarist

Seminarist (n.) A member of, or one educated in, a seminary; specifically, an ecclesiastic educated for the priesthood in a seminary.

Seminaries (pl. ) of Seminary

Seminating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Seminate

Semination (n.) The act of sowing or spreading.

Semination (n.) Natural dispersion of seeds.

Semnifical (a.) Forming or producing seed, or the male generative product of animals or of plants.

Semiopaque (a.) Half opaque; only half transparent.

Semiquaver (n.) A note of half the duration of the quaver; -- now usually called a sixsteenth note.

Semisavage (a.) Half savage.

Semisavage (n.) One who is half savage.

Semi-Saxon (a.) Half Saxon; -- specifically applied to the language intermediate between Saxon and English, belonging to the period 1150-1250.

Semiterete (a.) Half terete.

Semiweekly (a.) Coming, or made, or done, once every half week; as, a semiweekly newspaper; a semiweekly trip.

Semiweekly (n.) That which comes or happens once every half week, esp. a semiweekly periodical.

Semiweekly (adv.) At intervals of half a week each.

Sempervive (n.) The houseleek.

Sempiterne (a.) Sempiternal.

Sempstress (n.) A seamstress.

Senatorial (a.) Of or pertaining to a senator, or a senate; becoming to a senator, or a senate; as, senatorial duties; senatorial dignity.

Senatorial (a.) Entitled to elect a senator, or by senators; as, the senatorial districts of a State.

Senatorian (a.) Senatorial.

Senescence (n.) The state of growing old; decay by time.

Sensitizer (n.) An agent that sensitizes.

Sensoriums (pl. ) of Sensorium

Sensualism (n.) The condition or character of one who is sensual; subjection to sensual feelings and appetite; sensuality.

Sensualism (n.) The doctrine that all our ideas, or the operations of the understanding, not only originate in sensation, but are transformed sensations, copies or relics of sensations; sensationalism; sensism.

Sensualism (n.) The regarding of the gratification of the senses as the highest good.

Sensualist (n.) One who is sensual; one given to the indulgence of the appetites or senses as the means of happiness.

Sensualist (n.) One who holds to the doctrine of sensualism.

Sensuality (n.) The quality or state of being sensual; devotedness to the gratification of the bodily appetites; free indulgence in carnal or sensual pleasures; luxuriousness; voluptuousness; lewdness.

Sensualize (v. t.) To make sensual; to subject to the love of sensual pleasure; to debase by carnal gratifications; to carnalize; as, sensualized by pleasure.

Sensuosity (n.) The quality or state of being sensuous; sensuousness.

Sentencing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sentence

sentential (a.) Comprising sentences; as, a sentential translation.

sentential (a.) Of or pertaining to a sentence, or full period; as, a sentential pause.

Sentiently (adv.) In a sentient or perceptive way.

Sentineled (imp. & p. p.) of Sentinel

Separating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Separate

Separating (a.) Designed or employed to separate.

Separation (n.) The act of separating, or the state of being separated, or separate.

Separation (n.) Chemical analysis.

Separation (n.) Divorce.

Separation (n.) The operation of removing water from steam.

Separatism (n.) The character or act of a separatist; disposition to withdraw from a church; the practice of so withdrawing.

Separatist (n.) One who withdraws or separates himself; especially, one who withdraws from a church to which he has belonged; a seceder from an established church; a dissenter; a nonconformist; a schismatic; a sectary.

Separative (a.) Causing, or being to cause, separation.

Separatory (a.) Separative.

Separatory (n.) An apparatus used in separating, as a separating funnel.

Separatory (n.) A surgical instrument for separating the pericranium from the cranium.

Separatrix (n.) The decimal point; the dot placed at the left of a decimal fraction, to separate it from the whole number which it follows. The term is sometimes also applied to other marks of separation.

Sepelition (n.) Burial.

Sepiostare (n.) The bone or shell of cuttlefish. See Illust. under Cuttlefish.

Seposition (n.) The act of setting aside, or of giving up.

Septemvirs (pl. ) of Septemvir

Septemviri (pl. ) of Septemvir

Septennate (n.) A period of seven years; as, the septennate during which the President of the French Republic holds office.

Septennial (a.) Lasting or continuing seven years; as, septennial parliaments.

Septennial (a.) Happening or returning once in every seven years; as, septennial elections in England.

Septentrio (n.) The constellation Ursa Major.

Septically (adv.) In a septic manner; in a manner tending to promote putrefaction.

Septicidal (a.) Dividing the partitions; -- said of a method of dehiscence in which a pod splits through the partitions and is divided into its component carpels.

Septillion (n.) According to the French method of numeration (which is followed also in the United States), the number expressed by a unit with twenty-four ciphers annexed. According to the English method, the number expressed by a unit with forty-two ciphers annexed. See Numeration.

Septuagint (n.) A Greek version of the Old Testament; -- so called because it was believed to be the work of seventy (or rather of seventy-two) translators.

Septupling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Septuple

Sepulchred () of Sepulchre

Sepulchral (a.) Of or pertaining to burial, to the grave, or to monuments erected to the memory of the dead; as, a sepulchral stone; a sepulchral inscription.

Sepulchral (a.) Unnaturally low and grave; hollow in tone; -- said of sound, especially of the voice.

Sequacious (a.) Inc

Sequacious (a.) Hence, ductile; malleable; pliant; manageable.

Sequacious (a.) Having or observing logical sequence; logically consistent and rigorous; consecutive in development or transition of thought.

Sequential (a.) Succeeding or following in order.

Sequestral (a.) Of or pertaining to a sequestrum.

Sequestrum (n.) A portion of dead bone which becomes separated from the sound portion, as in necrosis.

Seralbumen (n.) Serum albumin.

Seraphical (a.) Of or pertaining to a seraph; becoming, or suitable to, a seraph; angelic; sublime; pure; refined.

Serenading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Serenade

Sereneness (n.) Serenity.

Serenitude (n.) Serenity.

Sergeantcy (n.) Same as Sergeancy.

Sergeantry (n.) See Sergeanty.

Serjeantcy () See Sergeant, Sergeantcy, etc.

Sermonical (a.) Like, or appropriate to, a sermon; grave and didactic.

Sermonized (imp. & p. p.) of Sermonize

Sermonizer (n.) One who sermonizes.

Serotinous (a.) Appearing or blossoming later in the season than is customary with allied species.

Serpenting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Serpent

Serpentine (a.) Resembling a serpent; having the shape or qualities of a serpent; subtle; winding or turning one way and the other, like a moving serpent; anfractuous; meandering; sinuous; zigzag; as, serpentine braid.

Serpentine (n.) A mineral or rock consisting chiefly of the hydrous silicate of magnesia. It is usually of an obscure green color, often with a spotted or mottled appearance resembling a serpent's skin. Precious, or noble, serpentine is translucent and of a rich oil-green color.

Serpentine (n.) A kind of ancient cannon.

Serpentine (v. i.) To serpentize.

Serpentize (v. i.) To turn or bend like a serpent, first in one direction and then in the opposite; to meander; to wind; to serpentine.

Serpulidan (n.) A serpula.

Serricated (a.) Covered with fine silky down.

Serrulated (a.) Finely serrate; having very minute teeth.

Sertularia (n.) A genus of delicate branching hydroids having small sessile hydrothecae along the sides of the branches.

Servantess (n.) A maidservant.

Serviceage (n.) Servitude.

Sesamoidal (a.) Sesamoid.

Sesquisalt (n.) A salt derived from a sesquioxide base, or made up on the proportions of a sesqui compound.

Sesquitone (n.) A minor third, or interval of three semitones.

Setiferous (a.) Producing, or having one or more, bristles.

Setigerous (a.) Covered with bristles; having or bearing a seta or setae; setiferous; as, setigerous glands; a setigerous segment of an annelid; specifically (Bot.), tipped with a bristle.

Setiparous (a.) Producing setae; -- said of the organs from which the setae of annelids arise.

Setterwort (n.) The bear's-foot (Helleborus f/tidus); -- so called because the root was used in settering, or inserting setons into the dewlaps of cattle. Called also pegroots.

Settlement (n.) The act of setting, or the state of being settled.

Settlement (n.) Establishment in life, in business, condition, etc.; ordination or installation as pastor.

Settlement (n.) The act of peopling, or state of being peopled; act of planting, as a colony; colonization; occupation by settlers; as, the settlement of a new country.

Settlement (n.) The act or process of adjusting or determining; composure of doubts or differences; pacification; liquidation of accounts; arrangement; adjustment; as, settlement of a controversy, of accounts, etc.

Settlement (n.) Bestowal, or giving possession, under legal sanction; the act of giving or conferring anything in a formal and permanent manner.

Settlement (n.) A disposition of property for the benefit of some person or persons, usually through the medium of trustees, and for the benefit of a wife, children, or other relatives; jointure granted to a wife, or the act of granting it.

Settlement (n.) That which settles, or is settled, established, or fixed.

Settlement (n.) Matter that subsides; settlings; sediment; lees; dregs.

Settlement (n.) A colony newly established; a place or region newly settled; as, settlement in the West.

Settlement (n.) That which is bestowed formally and permanently; the sum secured to a person; especially, a jointure made to a woman at her marriage; also, in the United States, a sum of money or other property formerly granted to a pastor in additional to his salary.

Settlement (n.) The gradual sinking of a building, whether by the yielding of the ground under the foundation, or by the compression of the joints or the material.

Settlement (n.) Fractures or dislocations caused by settlement.

Settlement (n.) A settled place of abode; residence; a right growing out of residence; legal residence or establishment of a person in a particular parish or town, which entitles him to maintenance if a pauper, and subjects the parish or town to his support.

Sevennight (n.) A week; any period of seven consecutive days and nights. See Sennight.

Sevenscore (n. & a.) Seven times twenty, that is, a hundred and forty.

Seventieth (a.) Next in order after the sixty-ninth; as, a man in the seventieth year of his age.

Seventieth (a.) Constituting or being one of seventy equal parts.

Seventieth (n.) One next in order after the sixty-ninth.

Seventieth (n.) The quotient of a unit divided by seventy; one of seventy equal parts or fractions.

Severality (n.) Each particular taken singly; distinction.

Severalize (v. t.) To distinguish.

Severities (pl. ) of Severity

Sevocation (n.) A calling aside.

Sexagenary (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, the number sixty; poceeding by sixties; sixty years old.

Sexagenary (n.) Something composed of sixty parts or divisions.

Sexagenary (n.) A sexagenarian.

Sexagesima (n.) The second Sunday before Lent; -- so called as being about the sixtieth day before Easter.

Sexangular (a.) Having six angles; hexagonal.

Sexavalent (a.) See Sexivalent.

Sexivalent (a.) Hexavalent.

Sexlocular (a.) Having six cells for seeds; six-celled; as, a sexlocular pericarp.

Sexradiate (a.) Having six rays; -- said of certain sponge spicules. See Illust. of Spicule.

Sextillion (n.) According to the method of numeration (which is followed also in the United States), the number expressed by a unit with twenty-one ciphers annexed. According to the English method, a million raised to the sixth power, or the number expressed by a unit with thirty-six ciphers annexed. See Numeration.

Sextonship (n.) The office of a sexton.

Teacupfuls (pl. ) of Teacupful

Tear-thumb (n.) A name given to several species of plants of the genus Polygonum, having angular stems beset with minute reflexed prickles.

Tea-saucer (n.) A small saucer in which a teacup is set.

Teaselling () of Teasel

Teaze-hole (n.) The opening in the furnaces through which fuel is introduced.

Technicals (n. pl.) Those things which pertain to the practical part of an art, science, or profession; technical terms; technics.

Technicist (n.) One skilled in technics or in one or more of the practical arts.

Technology (n.) Industrial science; the science of systematic knowledge of the industrial arts, especially of the more important manufactures, as spinning, weaving, metallurgy, etc.

Teetotaler (n.) One pledged to entire abstinence from all intoxicating drinks.

Teetotally (adv.) Entirely; totally.

Teinoscope (n.) An instrument formed by combining prisms so as to correct the chromatic aberration of the light while

Telegraphy (n.) The science or art of constructing, or of communicating by means of, telegraphs; as, submarine telegraphy.

Teleophore (n.) Same as Gonotheca.

Teleostean (a.) Of or pertaining to the teleosts.

Teleostean (n.) A teleostean fish.

Teleostomi (n. pl.) An extensive division of fishes including the ordinary fishes (Teleostei) and the ganoids.

Telephonic (a.) Conveying sound to a great distance.

Telephonic (a.) Of or pertaining to the telephone; by the telephone.

Telerythin (n.) A red crystal

Telescoped (imp. & p. p.) of Telescope

Telescopic (a.) Alt. of Telescopical

Telesmatic (a.) Alt. of Telesmatical

Tellership (n.) The office or employment of a teller.

Tellureted (n.) Combined or impregnated with tellurium; tellurized.

Telotrocha (n.) An annelid larva having telotrochal bands of cilia.

Telpherage (n.) The conveyance of vehicles or loads by means of electricity.

Temeration (n.) Temerity.

Temperable (a.) Capable of being tempered.

Temperance (v. t.) Habitual moderation in regard to the indulgence of the natural appetites and passions; restrained or moderate indulgence; moderation; as, temperance in eating and drinking; temperance in the indulgence of joy or mirth; specifically, moderation, and sometimes abstinence, in respect to using intoxicating liquors.

Temperance (v. t.) Moderation of passion; patience; calmness; sedateness.

Temperance (v. t.) State with regard to heat or cold; temperature.

Temperancy (n.) Temperance.

Tempestive (a.) Seasonable; timely; as, tempestive showers.

Temporally (adv.) In a temporal manner; secularly.

Temporalty (n.) The laity; secular people.

Temporalty (n.) A secular possession; a temporality.

Temporized (imp. & p. p.) of Temporize

Temporizer (n.) One who temporizes; one who yields to the time, or complies with the prevailing opinions, fashions, or occasions; a trimmer.

Temptation (n.) The act of tempting, or enticing to evil; seduction.

Temptation (n.) The state of being tempted, or enticed to evil.

Temptation (n.) That which tempts; an inducement; an allurement, especially to something evil.

Tenability (n.) The quality or state of being tenable; tenableness.

Tenaculums (pl. ) of Tenaculum

Tenantable (a.) Fit to be rented; in a condition suitable for a tenant.

Tenantless (a.) Having no tenants; unoccupied; as, a tenantless mansion.

Tenant saw () See Tenon saw, under Tenon.

Tendencies (pl. ) of Tendency

Tenderfoot (n.) A delicate person; one not inured to the hardship and rudeness of pioneer life.

Tenderling (n.) One made tender by too much kindness; a fondling.

Tenderling (n.) One of the first antlers of a deer.

Tenderloin (n.) A strip of tender flesh on either side of the vertebral column under the short ribs, in the hind quarter of beef and pork. It consists of the psoas muscles.

Tenderness (n.) The quality or state of being tender (in any sense of the adjective).

Tendrilled (a.) Furnished with tendrils, or with such or so many, tendrils.

Tenebrific (a.) Rendering dark or gloomy; tenebrous; gloomy.

Tenebrious (a.) Tenebrous.

Tenemental (a.) Of or pertaining to a tenement; capable of being held by tenants.

Tennantite (n.) A blackish lead-gray mineral, closely related to tetrahedrite. It is essentially a sulphide of arsenic and copper.

Ten-strike (n.) A knocking down of all ten pins at one delivery of the ball.

Ten-strike (n.) Any quick, decisive stroke or act.

Tentacular (a.) Of or pertaining to a tentacle or tentacles.

Tentaculum (n.) A tentacle.

Tentaculum (n.) One of the stiff hairs situated about the mouth, or on the face, of many animals, and supposed to be tactile organs; a tactile hair.

Tenthmeter (n.) Alt. of Tenthmetre

Tenthmetre (n.) A unit for the measurement of many small lengths, such that 1010 of these units make one meter; the ten millionth part of a millimeter.

Teracrylic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid of the acrylic series, obtained by the distillation of terpenylic acid, as an only substance having a peculiar cheesy odor.

Teratogeny (n.) The formation of monsters.

Teratology (n.) That branch of biological science which treats of monstrosities, malformations, or deviations from the normal type of structure, either in plants or animals.

Teratology (n.) Affectation of sublimity; bombast.

Tercellene (n.) A small male hawk.

Tergeminal (a.) Alt. of Tergeminate

Termagancy (n.) The quality or state of being termagant; turbulence; tumultuousness; as, a violent termagancy of temper.

Terminable (a.) Capable of being terminated or bounded; limitable.

Terminalia (n. pl.) A festival celebrated annually by the Romans on February 23 in honor of Terminus, the god of boundaries.

Terminated (imp. & p. p.) of Terminate

Terminator (n.) One who, or that which, terminates.

Terminator (n.) The dividing

Terneplate (a.) Thin iron sheets coated with an alloy of lead and tin; -- so called because made up of three metals.

Terpenylic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid, C8H12O4 (called also terpentic acid), homologous with terebic acid, and obtained as a white crystal

Terreplein (n.) The top, platform, or horizontal surface, of a rampart, on which the cannon are placed. See Illust. of Casemate.

Terricolae (n. pl.) A division of annelids including the common earthworms and allied species.

Terrifical (a.) Terrific.

Terrifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Terrify

Terrorless (a.) Free from terror.

Tersanctus (n.) An ancient ascription of praise (containing the word "Holy" -- in its Latin form, "Sanctus" -- thrice repeated), used in the Mass of the Roman Catholic Church and before the prayer of consecration in the communion service of the Church of England and the Protestant Episcopal Church. Cf. Trisagion.

Ter-tenant (n.) See Terre-tenant.

Tertiaries (pl. ) of Tertiary

Terza rima () A peculiar and complicated system of versification, borrowed by the early Italian poets from the Troubadours.

Tessellata (n. pl.) A division of Crinoidea including numerous fossil species in which the body is covered with tessellated plates.

Tessellate (v. t.) To form into squares or checkers; to lay with checkered work.

Tessellate (a.) Tessellated.

Testaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to shells; consisted of a hard shell, or having a hard shell.

Testaceous (a.) Having a dull red brick color or a brownish yellow color.

Testicular (a.) Of or pertaining to the testicle.

Testifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Testify

Testudinal (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a tortoise.

Testudines (pl. ) of Testudo

Tetchiness (n.) See Techiness.

Tetrabasic (a.) Capable of neutralizing four molecules of a monacid base; having four hydrogen atoms capable of replacement by bases; quadribasic; -- said of certain acids; thus, normal silicic acid, Si(OH)4, is a tetrabasic acid.

Tetraboric (a.) Same as Pyroboric.

Tetrachord (n.) A scale series of four sounds, of which the extremes, or first and last, constituted a fourth. These extremes were immutable; the two middle sounds were changeable.

Tetracolon (n.) A stanza or division in lyric poetry, consisting of four verses or

Tetragonal (a.) Of or pertaining to a tetragon; having four angles or sides; thus, the square, the parallelogram, the rhombus, and the trapezium are tetragonal fingers.

Tetragonal (a.) Having four prominent longitudinal angles.

Tetragonal (a.) Designating, or belonging to, a certain system of crystallization; dimetric. See Tetragonal system, under Crystallization.

Tetragynia (n. pl.) A Linnaean order of plants having four styles.

Tetrameter (n.) A verse or

Tetramorph (n.) The union of the four attributes of the Evangelists in one figure, which is represented as winged, and standing on winged fiery wheels, the wings being covered with eyes. The representations of it are evidently suggested by the vision of Ezekiel (ch. i.)

Tetrandria (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of plants having four stamens.

Tetraptote (n.) A noun that has four cases only.

Tetraspore (n.) A nonsexual spore, one of a group of four regularly occurring in red seaweeds.

Tetrastich (n.) A stanza, epigram, or poem, consisting of four verses or

Tetrastyle (a.) Having four columns in front; -- said of a temple, portico, or colonnade.

Tetrastyle (n.) A tetrastyle building.

Tetratomic (a.) Consisting of four atoms; having four atoms in the molecule, as phosphorus and arsenic.

Tetratomic (a.) Having a valence of four; quadrivalent; tetravalent; sometimes, in a specific sense, having four hydroxyl groups, whether acid or basic.

Tetterwort (n.) A plant used as a remedy for tetter, -- in England the calendine, in America the bloodroot.

Textualist (n.) A textman; a textuary.

Textuarist (n.) A textuary.

Vegetality (n.) The quality or state of being vegetal, or vegetable.

Vegetality (n.) The quality or state of being vegetal, or exhibiting those physiological phenomena which are common to plants and animals. See Vegetal, a., 2.

Vegetarian (n.) One who holds that vegetables and fruits are the only proper food for man. Strict vegetarians eat no meat, eggs, or milk.

Vegetarian (a.) Of or pertaining to vegetarianism; as, a vegetarian diet.

Vegetating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vegetate

Vegetation (n.) The act or process of vegetating, or growing as a plant does; vegetable growth.

Vegetation (n.) The sum of vegetable life; vegetables or plants in general; as, luxuriant vegetation.

Vegetation (n.) An exuberant morbid outgrowth upon any part, especially upon the valves of the heart.

Vegetative (a.) Growing, or having the power of growing, as plants; capable of vegetating.

Vegetative (a.) Having the power to produce growth in plants; as, the vegetative properties of soil.

Vegetative (a.) Having relation to growth or nutrition; partaking of simple growth and enlargement of the systems of nutrition, apart from the sensorial or distinctively animal functions; vegetal.

Vehemently (adv.) In a vehement manner.

Vehiculary (a.) Vehicular.

Vehiculate (v. t. & i.) To convey by means of a vehicle; to ride in a vehicle.

Veliferous (a.) Carrying or bearing sails.

Velitation (n.) A dispute or contest; a slight contest; a skirmish.

Velivolant (a.) Flying with sails; passing under full sail.

Vellicated (imp. & p. p.) of Vellicate

Velocipede (n.) A light road carriage propelled by the feet of the rider. Originally it was propelled by striking the tips of the toes on the roadway, but commonly now by the action of the feet on a pedal or pedals connected with the axle of one or more of the wheels, and causing their revolution. They are made in many forms, with two, three, or four wheels. See Bicycle, and Tricycle.

Velocities (pl. ) of Velocity

Velutinous (a.) Having the surface covered with a fine and dense silky pubescence; velvety; as, a velutinous leaf.

Velvetleaf (n.) A name given to several plants which have soft, velvety leaves, as the Abutilon Avicennae, the Cissampelos Pareira, and the Lavatera arborea, and even the common mullein.

Venatorial (a.) Or or pertaining to hunting; venatic.

Veneficial (a.) Alt. of Veneficious

Venerating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Venerate

Veneration (n.) The act of venerating, or the state of being venerated; the highest degree of respect and reverence; respect mingled with awe; a feeling or sentimental excited by the dignity, wisdom, or superiority of a person, by sacredness of character, by consecration to sacred services, or by hallowed associations.

Ventilated (imp. & p. p.) of Ventilate

Ventilator (n.) A contrivance for effecting ventilation; especially, a contrivance or machine for drawing off or expelling foul or stagnant air from any place or apartment, or for introducing that which is fresh and pure.

Ventricose (a.) Alt. of Ventricous

Ventricous (a.) Swelling out on one side or unequally; bellied; ventricular; as, a ventricose corolla.

Ventriculi (pl. ) of Ventriculus

Verbalized (imp. & p. p.) of Verbalize

Verbenated (imp. & p. p.) of Verbenate

Verdingale (n.) See Farthingale.

Veretillum (n.) Any one of numerous species of club-shaped, compound Alcyonaria belonging to Veretillum and allied genera, of the tribe Pennatulacea. The whole colony can move about as if it were a simple animal.

Vergeboard (n.) The ornament of woodwork upon the gable of a house, used extensively in the 15th century. It was generally suspended from the edge of the projecting roof (see Verge, n., 4), and in position parallel to the gable wall. Called also bargeboard.

Verifiable (a.) Capable of being verified; confirmable.

Vermeology (n.) A discourse or treatise on worms; that part of zoology which treats of worms; helminthology.

Vermicelli (n.) The flour of a hard and small-grained wheat made into dough, and forced through small cylinders or pipes till it takes a slender, wormlike form, whence the Italian name. When the paste is made in larger tubes, it is called macaroni.

Vermicious (a.) Of or pertaining to worms; wormy.

Vermicular (a.) Of or pertaining to a worm or worms; resembling a worm; shaped like a worm; especially, resembling the motion or track of a worm; as, the vermicular, or peristaltic, motion of the intestines. See Peristaltic.

Vermifugal (a.) Tending to prevent, destroy, or expel, worms or vermin; anthelmintic.

Vernacular (a.) Belonging to the country of one's birth; one's own by birth or nature; native; indigenous; -- now used chiefly of language; as, English is our vernacular language.

Vernacular (n.) The vernacular language; one's mother tongue; often, the common forms of expression in a particular locality.

Verrayment (adv.) Verily; truly.

Versicolor (a.) Alt. of Versicolored

Versicular (a.) Of or pertaining to verses; designating distinct divisions of a writing.

Versifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Versify

Versionist (n.) One who makes or favors a version; a translator.

Vertebrata (n. pl.) One of the grand divisions of the animal kingdom, comprising all animals that have a backbone composed of bony or cartilaginous vertebrae, together with Amphioxus in which the backbone is represented by a simple undivided notochord. The Vertebrata always have a dorsal, or neural, cavity above the notochord or backbone, and a ventral, or visceral, cavity below it. The subdivisions or classes of Vertebrata are Mammalia, Aves, Reptilia, Amphibia, Pisces, Marsipobranchia, and L

Vertebrate (n.) One of the Vertebrata.

Vertebrate (a.) Alt. of Vertebrated

Vertically (adv.) In a vertical manner, position, or direction; perpendicularly; as, to look down vertically; to raise a thing vertically.

Vertigines (pl. ) of Vertigo

Vesicating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vesicate

Vesication (n.) The process of vesicating, or of raising blisters.

Vesicatory (a.) Tending, or having power, to raise a blister.

Vesicatory (n.) A blistering application or plaster; a vesicant; an epispastic.

Vesiculata (n. pl.) The campanularian medusae.

Vesiculate (a.) Bladdery; full of, or covered with, bladders; vesicular.

Vesiculate (v. t.) To form vesicles in, as lava.

Vesiculose (a.) Alt. of Vesiculous

Vesiculous (a.) Bladdery; vesicular; vesiculate; composed of vesicles; covered with vesicles; as, a vesiculose shell.

Vespertine (a.) Of or pertaining to the evening; happening or being in the evening.

Vespertine (a.) Blossoming in the evening.

Vespilloes (pl. ) of Vespillo

Vesselfuls (pl. ) of Vesselful

Vestiarian (a.) Of or pertaining to a vestiary or vestments.

Vestibular (a.) Of or pertaining to a vestibule; like a vestibule.

Vestibulum (n.) A cavity into which, in certain bryozoans, the esophagus and anus open.

Veteranize (v. i.) To reenlist for service as a soldier.

Veterinary (a.) Of or pertaining to the art of healing or treating the diseases of domestic animals, as oxen, horses, sheep, etc.; as, a veterinary writer or school.

Weak-kneed (a.) Having weak knees; hence, easily yielding; wanting resolution.

Weanedness (n.) Quality or state of being weaned.

Weaponless (a.) Having no weapon.

Weathering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Weather

Weatherbit (v. t.) To take another turn with, as a cable around a windlass.

Weathering (n.) The action of the elements on a rock in altering its color, texture, or composition, or in rounding off its edges.

Weaverfish (n.) See Weever.

Web-footed (a.) Having webbed feet; palmiped; as, a goose or a duck is a web-footed fowl.

Websterite (n.) A hydrous sulphate of alumina occurring in white reniform masses.

Weighboard (n.) Clay intersecting a vein.

Weightless (a.) Having no weight; imponderable; hence, light.

Wel-begone (a.) Surrounded with happiness or prosperity.

Well-being (n.) The state or condition of being well; welfare; happiness; prosperity; as, virtue is essential to the well-being of men or of society.

Well-known (a.) Fully known; generally known or acknowledged.

Wellspring (n.) A fountain; a spring; a source of continual supply.

Wellwisher (n.) One who wishes another well; one who is benevolently or friendlily inc

Wentletrap (n.) Any one of numerous species of elegant, usually white, marine shells of the genus Scalaria, especially Scalaria pretiosa, which was formerly highly valued; -- called also staircase shell. See Scalaria.

Werewolves (pl. ) of Werewolf

West India () Alt. of West Indian

Westwardly (adv.) In a westward direction.

Yearningly (adv.) With yearning.

Yeastiness (n.) The quality or state of being yeasty, or frothy.

Yellowbill (n.) The American scoter.

Yellowbird (n.) The American goldfinch, or thistle bird. See Goldfinch.

Yellowbird (n.) The common yellow warbler; -- called also summer yellowbird. See Illust. of Yellow warbler, under Yellow, a.

Yellowfish (n.) A rock trout (Pleurogrammus monopterygius) found on the coast of Alaska; -- called also striped fish, and Atka mackerel.

Yellowlegs (n.) Any one of several species of long-legged sandpipers of the genus Totanus, in which the legs are bright yellow; -- called also stone snipe, tattler, telltale, yellowshanks; and yellowshins. See Tattler, 2.

Yellowness (n.) The quality or state of being yellow; as, the yellowness of an orange.

Yellowness (n.) Jealousy.

Yellowroot (n.) Any one of several plants with yellow roots.

Yellowroot (n.) See Xanthorhiza.

Yellowroot (n.) Same as Orangeroot.

Yellowseed (n.) A kind of pepper grass (Lepidium campestre).

Yellowtail (n.) Any one of several species of marine carangoid fishes of the genus Seriola; especially, the large California species (S. dorsalis) which sometimes weighs thirty or forty pounds, and is highly esteemed as a food fish; -- called also cavasina, and white salmon.

Yellowtail (n.) The mademoiselle, or silver perch.

Yellowtail (n.) The menhaden.

Yellowtail (n.) The runner, 12.

Yellowtail (n.) A California rockfish (Sebastodes flavidus).

Yellowtail (n.) The sailor's choice (Diplodus rhomboides).

Yellowwood (n.) The wood of any one of several different kinds of trees; also, any one of the trees themselves. Among the trees so called are the Cladrastis tinctoria, an American leguminous tree; the several species of prickly ash (Xanthoxylum); the Australian Flindersia Oxleyana, a tree related to the mahogany; certain South African species of Podocarpus, trees related to the yew; the East Indian Podocarpus latifolia; and the true satinwood (Chloroxylon Swietenia). All these Old World trees

Yellowwort (n.) A European yellow-flowered, gentianaceous (Chlora perfoliata). The whole plant is intensely bitter, and is sometimes used as a tonic, and also in dyeing yellow.

Yeomanlike (a.) Resembling, or suitable to, a yeoman; yeomanly.

Yestermorn (n.) Alt. of Yester-morning

Yesternoon (n.) The noon of yesterday; the noon last past.

Yesterweek (n.) The week last past; last week.

Yesteryear (n.) The year last past; last year.

Zealotical (a.) Like, or suitable to, a zealot; ardently zealous.

Zeuglodont () Any species of Zeuglodonta.

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