10 letter words whose second letter is I

Ailuroidea (n. pl.) A group of the Carnivora, which includes the cats, civets, and hyenas.

Air engine () An engine driven by heated or by compressed air.

Air jacket () A jacket having air-tight cells, or cavities which can be filled with air, to render persons buoyant in swimming.

Air vessel () A vessel, cell, duct, or tube containing or conducting air; as the air vessels of insects, birds, plants, etc.; the air vessel of a pump, engine, etc. For the latter, see Air chamber. The air vessels of insects are called tracheae, of plants spiral vessels.

Biangulate (a.) Alt. of Biangulated

Biangulous (a.) Biangular.

Biblically (adv.) According to the Bible.

Bibliology (n.) An account of books; book lore; bibliography.

Bibliology (n.) The literature or doctrine of the Bible.

Bibliopegy (n.) The art of binding books.

Bibliopole (n.) One who sells books.

Bibliotaph (n.) Alt. of Bibliotaphist

Bibliothec (n.) A librarian.

Bibulously (adv.) In a bibulous manner; with profuse imbibition or absorption.

Bicapsular (a.) Having two capsules; as, a bicapsular pericarp.

Bicarinate (a.) Having two keel-like projections, as the upper palea of grasses.

Bichloride (n.) A compound consisting of two atoms of chlorine with one or more atoms of another element; -- called also dichloride.

Bichromate (n.) A salt containing two parts of chromic acid to one of the other ingredients; as, potassium bichromate; -- called also dichromate.

Bicipitous (a.) Having two heads; bicipital.

Bickerment (n.) Contention.

Bicorporal (a.) Having two bodies.

Bidigitate (a.) Having two fingers or fingerlike projections.

Biennially (adv.) Once in two years.

Bifurcated (a.) Two-pronged; forked.

Bigeminate (a.) Having a forked petiole, and a pair of leaflets at the end of each division; biconjugate; twice paired; -- said of a decompound leaf.

Big-wigged (a.) characterized by pomposity of manner.

Bilaminate (a.) Formed of, or having, two laminae, or thin plates.

Bilberries (pl. ) of Bilberry

Biliferous (a.) Generating bile.

Bilifuscin (n.) A brownish green pigment found in human gallstones and in old bile. It is a derivative of bilirubin.

Bilinguist (n.) One versed in two languages.

Bilinguous (a.) Having two tongues, or speaking two languages.

Biliprasin (n.) A dark green pigment found in small quantity in human gallstones.

Biliverdin (n.) A green pigment present in the bile, formed from bilirubin by oxidation.

Billbeetle (n.) Alt. of Billbug

Billethead (n.) A round piece of timber at the bow or stern of a whaleboat, around which the harpoon lone is run out when the whale darts off.

Billposter (n.) Alt. of Billsticker

Billy goat () A male goat.

Bilocation (n.) Double location; the state or power of being in two places at the same instant; -- a miraculous power attributed to some of the saints.

Bimaculate (a.) Having, or marked with, two spots.

Bimestrial (a.) Continuing two months.

Bimetallic (a.) Of or relating to, or using, a double metallic standard (as gold and silver) for a system of coins or currency.

Bimuscular (a.) Having two adductor muscles, as a bivalve mollusk.

Binoculate (a.) Having two eyes.

Binominous (a.) Binominal.

Binotonous (a.) Consisting of two notes; as, a binotonous cry.

Binoxalate (n.) A salt having two equivalents of oxalic acid to one of the base; an acid oxalate.

Binucleate (a.) Having two nuclei; as, binucleate cells.

Biocellate (a.) Having two ocelli (eyelike spots); -- said of a wing, etc.

Biogenesis (n.) Alt. of Biogeny

Biogenetic (a.) Pertaining to biogenesis.

Biographer (n.) One who writes an account or history of the life of a particular person; a writer of lives, as Plutarch.

Biographic (a.) Alt. of Biographical

Biological (a.) Of or relating to biology.

Bioplasmic (a.) Pertaining to, or consisting of, bioplasm.

Bioplastic (a.) Bioplasmic.

Biostatics (n.) The physical phenomena of organized bodies, in opposition to their organic or vital phenomena.

Biparietal (a.) Of or pertaining to the diameter of the cranium, from one parietal fossa to the other.

Bipartible (a.) Capable of being divided into two parts.

Bipartient (p. pr.) Dividing into two parts.

Bipartient (n.) A number that divides another into two equal parts without a remainder.

Bipennated (a.) Having two wings.

Bipetalous (a.) Having two petals.

Bipinnaria (n.) The larva of certain starfishes as developed in the free-swimming stage.

Bipinnated (a.) Twice pinnate.

Bipolarity (n.) Bipolar quality.

Bipunctate (a.) Having two punctures, or spots.

Bipunctual (a.) Having two points.

Biquadrate (n.) The fourth power, or the square of the square. Thus 4x4=16, the square of 4, and 16x16=256, the biquadrate of 4.

Biquintile (n.) An aspect of the planets when they are distant from each other by twice the fifth part of a great circle -- that is, twice 72 degrees.

Biradiated (a.) Having two rays; as, a biradiate fin.

Bird's-eye (a.) Seen from above, as if by a flying bird; embraced at a glance; hence, general; not minute, or entering into details; as, a bird's-eye view.

Bird's-eye (a.) Marked with spots resembling bird's eyes; as, bird's-eye diaper; bird's-eye maple.

Bird's-eye (n.) A plant with a small bright flower, as the Adonis or pheasant's eye, the mealy primrose (Primula farinosa), and species of Veronica, Geranium, etc.

Birostrate (a.) Alt. of Birostrated

Birthnight (n.) The night in which a person is born; the anniversary of that night in succeeding years.

Birthplace (n.) The town, city, or country, where a person is born; place of origin or birth, in its more general sense.

Birthright (n.) Any right, privilege, or possession to which a person is entitled by birth, such as an estate descendible by law to an heir, or civil liberty under a free constitution; esp. the rights or inheritance of the first born.

Bishoplike (a.) Resembling a bishop; belonging to a bishop.

Bisilicate (n.) A salt of metasilicic acid; -- so called because the ratio of the oxygen of the silica to the oxygen of the base is as two to one. The bisilicates include many of the most common and important minerals.

Bismuthine (n.) Alt. of Bismuthinite

Bismuthous (a.) Of, or containing, bismuth, when this element has its lower valence.

Bissextile (n.) Leap year; every fourth year, in which a day is added to the month of February on account of the excess of the tropical year (365 d. 5 h. 48 m. 46 s.) above 365 days. But one day added every four years is equivalent to six hours each year, which is 11 m. 14 s. more than the excess of the real year. Hence, it is necessary to suppress the bissextile day at the end of every century which is not divisible by 400, while it is retained at the end of those which are divisible by 400.<

Bissextile (a.) Pertaining to leap year.

Bistipuled (a.) Having two stipules.

Bistouries (pl. ) of Bistoury

Bisulphate (n.) A sulphate in which but half the hydrogen of the acid is replaced by a positive element or radical, thus making the proportion of the acid to the positive or basic portion twice what it is in the normal sulphates; an acid sulphate.

Bisulphide (n.) A sulphide having two atoms of sulphur in the molecule; a disulphide, as in iron pyrites, FeS2; -- less frequently called bisulphuret.

Bisulphite (n.) A salt of sulphurous acid in which the base replaces but half the hydrogen of the acid; an acid sulphite.

Bitartrate (n.) A salt of tartaric acid in which the base replaces but half the acid hydrogen; an acid tartrate, as cream of tartar.

Bitterbump (n.) the butterbump or bittern.

Bitterling (n.) A roachlike European fish (Rhodima amarus).

Bitterness (n.) The quality or state of being bitter, sharp, or acrid, in either a literal or figurative sense; implacableness; resentfulness; severity; keenness of reproach or sarcasm; deep distress, grief, or vexation of mind.

Bitterness (n.) A state of extreme impiety or enmity to God.

Bitterness (n.) Dangerous error, or schism, tending to draw persons to apostasy.

Bitterroot (n.) A plant (Lewisia rediviva) allied to the purslane, but with fleshy, farinaceous roots, growing in the mountains of Idaho, Montana, etc. It gives the name to the Bitter Root mountains and river. The Indians call both the plant and the river Spaet'lum.

Bitterweed (n.) A species of Ambrosia (A. artemisiaefolia); Roman worm wood.

Bitterwood (n.) A West Indian tree (Picraena excelsa) from the wood of which the bitter drug Jamaica quassia is obtained.

Bitterwort (n.) The yellow gentian (Gentiana lutea), which has a very bitter taste.

Bituminate (v. t.) To treat or impregnate with bitumen; to cement with bitumen.

Bituminize (v. t.) To prepare, treat, impregnate, or coat with bitumen.

Bituminous (a.) Having the qualities of bitumen; compounded with bitumen; containing bitumen.

Bivalvular (a.) Having two valves.

Bivouacked (imp. & p. p.) of Bivouac

Cicatricle (n.) The germinating point in the embryo of a seed; the point in the yolk of an egg at which development begins.

Cicatrices (pl. ) of Cicatrix

Cicatrized (imp. & p. p.) of Cicatrize

Ciceronian (a.) Resembling Cicero in style or action; eloquent.

Cicisbeism (n.) The state or conduct of a cicisbeo.

Cicuration (n.) The act of taming.

Ciliograde (a.) Moving by means of cilia, or cilialike organs; as, the ciliograde Medusae.

Cimeliarch (n.) A superintendent or keeper of a church's valuables; a churchwarden.

Cinchonine (n.) One of the quinine group of alkaloids isomeric with and resembling cinchonidine; -- called also cinchonia.

Cinchonism (n.) A condition produced by the excessive or long-continued use of quinine, and marked by deafness, roaring in the ears, vertigo, etc.

Cinchonize (v. t.) To produce cinchonism in; to poison with quinine or with cinchona.

Cinematics (n. sing.) See Kinematics.

Cineration (n.) The reducing of anything to ashes by combustion; cinefaction.

Cinerulent (a.) Full of ashes.

Cinnamomic (a.) See Cinnamic.

Cinquefoil (n.) The name of several different species of the genus Potentilla; -- also called five-finger, because of the resemblance of its leaves to the fingers of the hand.

Cinquefoil (n.) An ornamental foliation having five points or cups, used in windows, panels, etc.

Cipherhood (n.) Nothingness.

Circassian (a.) Of or pertaining to Circassia, in Asia.

Circassian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Circassia.

Circensial (a.) Alt. of Circensian

Circensian (a.) Of or pertaining to, or held in, the Circus, In Rome.

Circuiteer (n.) A circuiter.

Circuition (n.) The act of going round; circumlocution.

Circuitous (a.) Going round in a circuit; roundabout; indirect; as, a circuitous road; a circuitous manner of accomplishing an end.

Circulable (a.) That may be circulated.

Circularly (adv.) In a circular manner.

Circulator (n.) One who, or that which, circulates.

Circumcise (v. t.) To cut off the prepuce of foreskin of, in the case of males, and the internal labia of, in the case of females.

Circumcise (v. t.) To purify spiritually.

Circumduce (v. t.) To declare elapsed, as the time allowed for introducing evidence.

Circumduct (v. t.) To lead about; to lead astray.

Circumduct (v. t.) To contravene; to nullify; as, to circumduct acts of judicature.

Circumflex (n.) A wave of the voice embracing both a rise and fall or a fall and a rise on the same a syllable.

Circumflex (n.) A character, or accent, denoting in Greek a rise and of the voice on the same long syllable, marked thus [~ or /]; and in Latin and some other languages, denoting a long and contracted syllable, marked [/ or ^]. See Accent, n., 2.

Circumflex (v. t.) To mark or pronounce with a circumflex.

Circumflex (a.) Moving or turning round; circuitous.

Circumflex (a.) Curved circularly; -- applied to several arteries of the hip and thigh, to arteries, veins, and a nerve of the shoulder, and to other parts.

Circumfuse (v. t.) To pour round; to spread round.

Circumgyre (v. i.) To circumgyrate.

Circummure (v. t.) To encompass with a wall.

Circumvent (v. t.) To gain advantage over by arts, stratagem, or deception; to decieve; to delude; to get around.

Circumvest (v. t.) To cover round, as with a garment; to invest.

Cirrigrade (a.) Moving or moved by cirri, or hairlike appendages.

Cirripedia (n. pl.) An order of Crustacea including the barnacles. When adult, they have a calcareous shell composed of several pieces. From the opening of the shell the animal throws out a group of curved legs, looking like a delicate curl, whence the name of the group. See Anatifa.

Cirrostomi (n. pl.) The lowest group of vertebrates; -- so called from the cirri around the mouth; the Leptocardia. See Amphioxus.

Cisleithan (a.) On the Austrian side of the river Leitha; Austrian.

Cismontane (a.) On this side of the mountains. See under Ultramontane.

Cistercian (n.) A monk of the prolific branch of the Benedictine Order, established in 1098 at Citeaux, in France, by Robert, abbot of Molesme. For two hundred years the Cistercians followed the rule of St. Benedict in all its rigor.

Cistercian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Cistercians.

Citigradae (n. pl.) A suborder of Arachnoidea, including the European tarantula and the wolf spiders (Lycosidae) and their allies, which capture their prey by rapidly running and jumping. See Wolf spider.

Citizeness (n.) A female citizen.

Citraconic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or having certain characteristics of, citric and aconitic acids.

Civilities (pl. ) of Civillty

Civilizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Civilize

Diabetical (a.) Pertaining to diabetes; as, diabetic or diabetical treatment.

Diabolical (a.) Pertaining to the devil; resembling, or appropriate, or appropriate to, the devil; devilish; infernal; impious; atrocious; nefarious; outrageously wicked; as, a diabolic or diabolical temper or act.

Diacaustic (a.) Pertaining to, or possessing the properties of, a species of caustic curves formed by refraction. See Caustic surface, under Caustic.

Diacaustic (n.) That which burns by refraction, as a double convex lens, or the sun's rays concentrated by such a lens, sometimes used as a cautery.

Diacaustic (n.) A curved formed by the consecutive intersections of rays of light refracted through a lens.

Diacoustic (a.) Pertaining to the science or doctrine of refracted sounds.

Diadelphia (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of plants whose stamens are united into two bodies or bundles by their filaments.

Diaglyphic (a.) Alt. of Diaglyphtic

Diagnostic (a.) Pertaining to, or furnishing, a diagnosis; indicating the nature of a disease.

Diagnostic (n.) The mark or symptom by which one disease is known or distinguished from others.

Diagometer (n.) A sort of electroscope, invented by Rousseau, in which the dry pile is employed to measure the amount of electricity transmitted by different bodies, or to determine their conducting power.

Diagonally (adv.) In a diagonal direction.

Diagraphic (a.) Alt. of Diagraphical

Dialectics (n.) That branch of logic which teaches the rules and modes of reasoning; the application of logical principles to discursive reasoning; the science or art of discriminating truth from error; logical discussion.

Dialogical (a.) Relating to a dialogue; dialogistical.

Diamantine (a.) Adamantine.

Diamondize (v. t.) To set with diamonds; to adorn; to enrich.

Diapedesis (n.) The passage of the corpuscular elements of the blood from the blood vessels into the surrounding tissues, without rupture of the walls of the blood vessels.

Diaphanous (a.) Allowing light to pass through, as porcelain; translucent or transparent; pellucid; clear.

Diaphonics (n.) The doctrine of refracted sound; diacoustics.

Diarrhoeal (a.) Of or pertaining to diarrhea; like diarrhea.

Diarrhetic (a.) Alt. of Diarrhoetic

Diathermal (a.) Freely permeable by radiant heat.

Diathermic (a.) Affording a free passage to heat; as, diathermic substances.

Diatribist (n.) One who makes a diatribe or diatribes.

Diazeuctic (a.) Alt. of Diazeutic

Dibasicity (n.) The property or condition of being dibasic.

Dicarbonic (a.) Containing two carbon residues, or two carboxyl or radicals; as, oxalic acid is a dicarbonic acid.

Dichloride (n.) Same as Bichloride.

Dichroitic (a.) Dichroic.

Dichromate (n.) A salt of chromic acid containing two equivalents of the acid radical to one of the base; -- called also bichromate.

Dickcissel (n.) The American black-throated bunting (Spiza Americana).

Dictatress (n.) A woman who dictates or commands.

Dictionary (n.) A book containing the words of a language, arranged alphabetically, with explanations of their meanings; a lexicon; a vocabulary; a wordbook.

Dictionary (n.) Hence, a book containing the words belonging to any system or province of knowledge, arranged alphabetically; as, a dictionary of medicine or of botany; a biographical dictionary.

Dicynodont (n.) One of a group of extinct reptiles having the jaws armed with a horny beak, as in turtles, and in the genus Dicynodon, supporting also a pair of powerful tusks. Their remains are found in triassic strata of South Africa and India.

Didactical (a.) Fitted or intended to teach; conveying instruction; preceptive; instructive; teaching some moral lesson; as, didactic essays.

Didascalar (a.) Didascalic.

Didascalic (a.) Didactic; preceptive.

Didelphian (a.) Of or relating to the Didelphia.

Didelphian (n.) One of the Didelphia.

Didelphous (a.) Didelphic.

Didelphous (n.) Formerly, any marsupial; but the term is now restricted to an American genus which includes the opossums, of which there are many species. See Opossum. [Written also Didelphis.] See Illustration in Appendix.

Diducement (n.) Diduction; separation into distinct parts.

Didynamian (a.) Didynamous.

Didynamous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Didynamia; containing four stamens disposed in pairs of unequal length.

Dielectric (n.) Any substance or medium that transmits the electric force by a process different from conduction, as in the phenomena of induction; a nonconductor. separating a body electrified by induction, from the electrifying body.

Diesinking (n.) The process of engraving dies.

Dietetical (a.) Of or performance to diet, or to the rules for regulating the kind and quantity of food to be eaten.

Difference (n.) The act of differing; the state or measure of being different or unlike; distinction; dissimilarity; unlikeness; variation; as, a difference of quality in paper; a difference in degrees of heat, or of light; what is the difference between the innocent and the guilty?

Difference (n.) Disagreement in opinion; dissension; controversy; quarrel; hence, cause of dissension; matter in controversy.

Difference (n.) That by which one thing differs from another; that which distinguishes or causes to differ; mark of distinction; characteristic quality; specific attribute.

Difference (n.) Choice; preference.

Difference (n.) An addition to a coat of arms to distinguish the bearings of two persons, which would otherwise be the same. See Augmentation, and Marks of cadency, under Cadency.

Difference (n.) The quality or attribute which is added to those of the genus to constitute a species; a differentia.

Difference (n.) The quantity by which one quantity differs from another, or the remainder left after subtracting the one from the other.

Difference (v. t.) To cause to differ; to make different; to mark as different; to distinguish.

Difficulty (n.) The state of being difficult, or hard to do; hardness; arduousness; -- opposed to easiness or facility; as, the difficulty of a task or enterprise; a work of difficulty.

Difficulty (n.) Something difficult; a thing hard to do or to understand; that which occasions labor or perplexity, and requires skill and perseverance to overcome, solve, or achieve; a hard enterprise; an obstacle; an impediment; as, the difficulties of a science; difficulties in theology.

Difficulty (n.) A controversy; a falling out; a disagreement; an objection; a cavil.

Difficulty (n.) Embarrassment of affairs, especially financial affairs; -- usually in the plural; as, to be in difficulties.

Diffidence (n.) The state of being diffident; distrust; want of confidence; doubt of the power, ability, or disposition of others.

Diffidence (n.) Distrust of one's self or one's own powers; lack of self-reliance; modesty; modest reserve; bashfulness.

Diffidency (n.) See Diffidence.

Diffission (n.) Act of cleaving or splitting.

Difflation (n.) A blowing apart or away.

Diffluence (n.) Alt. of Diffluency

Diffluency (n.) A flowing off on all sides; fluidity.

Difformity (n.) Irregularity of form; diversity of form; want of uniformity.

Diffracted (imp. & p. p.) of Diffract

Diffusible (a.) Capable of flowing or spreading in all directions; that may be diffused.

Diffusible (a.) Capable of passing through animal membranes by osmosis.

Digammated (a.) Having the digamma or its representative letter or sound; as, the Latin word vis is a digammated form of the Greek /.

Digestedly (adv.) In a digested or well-arranged manner; methodically.

Digestible (a.) Capable of being digested.

Digitation (n.) A division into fingers or fingerlike processes; also, a fingerlike process.

Digitiform (a.) Formed like a finger or fingers; finger-shaped; as, a digitiform root.

Digitorium (n.) A small dumb keyboard used by pianists for exercising the fingers; -- called also dumb piano.

Digladiate (v. i.) To fight like gladiators; to contend fiercely; to dispute violently.

Diglottism (n.) Bilingualism.

Dignifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dignify

Digressing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Digress

Digression (n.) The act of digressing or deviating, esp. from the main subject of a discourse; hence, a part of a discourse deviating from its main design or subject.

Digression (n.) A turning aside from the right path; transgression; offense.

Digression (n.) The elongation, or angular distance from the sun; -- said chiefly of the inferior planets.

Digressive (a.) Departing from the main subject; partaking of the nature of digression.

Diisatogen (n.) A red crystal

Dijudicant (n.) One who dijudicates.

Dijucating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dijudicate

Dijudicate (v. i.) To make a judicial decision; to decide; to determine.

Dilacerate (v. t.) To rend asunder; to tear to pieces.

Dilapidate (v. t.) To bring into a condition of decay or partial ruin, by misuse or through neglect; to destroy the fairness and good condition of; -- said of a building.

Dilapidate (v. t.) To impair by waste and abuse; to squander.

Dilapidate (v. i.) To get out of repair; to fall into partial ruin; to become decayed; as, the church was suffered to dilapidate.

Dilatation (n.) Prolixity; diffuse discourse.

Dilatation (n.) The act of dilating; expansion; an enlarging on al/ sides; the state of being dilated; dilation.

Dilatation (n.) A dilation or enlargement of a canal or other organ.

Dilatorily (adv.) With delay; tardily.

Dilettanti (pl. ) of Dilettante

Dilettante (v. t.) An admirer or lover of the fine arts; popularly, an amateur; especially, one who follows an art or a branch of knowledge, desultorily, or for amusement only.

Diligently (adv.) In a diligent manner; not carelessly; not negligently; with industry or assiduity.

Dilucidate (v. t.) To elucidate.

Diluteness (n.) The quality or state of being dilute.

Dimication (n.) A fight; contest.

Dimidiated (imp. & p. p.) of Dimidiate

Diminished (imp. & p. p.) of Diminish

Diminisher (n.) One who, or that which, diminishes anything.

Diminuendo (adv.) In a gradually diminishing manner; with abatement of tone; decrescendo; -- expressed on the staff by Dim., or Dimin., or the sign.

Diminutely (adv.) Diminutively.

Diminution (n.) The act of diminishing, or of making or becoming less; state of being diminished; reduction in size, quantity, or degree; -- opposed to augmentation or increase.

Diminution (n.) The act of lessening dignity or consideration, or the state of being deprived of dignity; a lowering in estimation; degradation; abasement.

Diminution (n.) Omission, inaccuracy, or defect in a record.

Diminution (n.) In counterpoint, the imitation of, or reply to, a subject, in notes of half the length or value of those the subject itself.

Diminutive (a.) Below the average size; very small; little.

Diminutive (a.) Expressing diminution; as, a diminutive word.

Diminutive (a.) Tending to diminish.

Diminutive (n.) Something of very small size or value; an insignificant thing.

Diminutive (n.) A derivative from a noun, denoting a small or a young object of the same kind with that denoted by the primitive; as, gosling, eaglet, lambkin.

Dimorphism (n.) Difference of form between members of the same species, as when a plant has two kinds of flowers, both hermaphrodite (as in the partridge berry), or when there are two forms of one or both sexes of the same species of butterfly.

Dimorphism (n.) Crystallization in two independent forms of the same chemical compound, as of calcium carbonate as calcite and aragonite.

Dimorphous (a.) Characterized by dimorphism; occurring under two distinct forms, not dependent on sex; dimorphic.

Dimorphous (a.) Crystallizing under two forms fundamentally different, while having the same chemical composition.

Dimplement (n.) The state of being dimpled, or marked with gentle depressions.

Dinaphthyl (n.) A colorless, crystal

Dingthrift (n.) A spendthrift.

Dinichthys (n.) A genus of large extinct Devonian ganoid fishes. In some parts of Ohio remains of the Dinichthys are abundant, indicating animals twenty feet in length.

Dinnerless (a.) Having no dinner.

Dinosauria (n. pl.) An order of extinct mesozoic reptiles, mostly of large size (whence the name). Notwithstanding their size, they present birdlike characters in the skeleton, esp. in the pelvis and hind limbs. Some walked on their three-toed hind feet, thus producing the large "bird tracks," so-called, of mesozoic sandstones; others were five-toed and quadrupedal. See Illust. of Compsognathus, also Illustration of Dinosaur in Appendix.

Diocesener (n.) One who belongs to a diocese.

Dioptrical (a.) Of or pertaining to dioptrics; assisting vision by means of the refraction of light; refractive; as, the dioptric system; a dioptric glass or telescope.

Diorthotic (a.) Relating to the correcting or straightening out of something; corrective.

Dipetalous (a.) Having two petals; two-petaled.

Diphtheria (n.) A very dangerous contagious disease in which the air passages, and especially the throat, become coated with a false membrane, produced by the solidification of an inflammatory exudation. Cf. Group.

Diphtheric (a.) Relating to diphtheria; diphtheritic.

Diphygenic (a.) Having two modes of embryonic development.

Diphyllous (a.) Having two leaves, as a calyx, etc.

Diphyodont (a.) Having two successive sets of teeth (deciduous and permanent), one succeeding the other; as, a diphyodont mammal; diphyodont dentition; -- opposed to monophyodont.

Diphyodont (n.) An animal having two successive sets of teeth.

Diplococci (pl. ) of Diplococcus

Diplogenic (a.) Partaking of the nature of two bodies; producing two substances.

Diplomatic (a.) Alt. of Diplomatical

Diplomatic (n.) A minister, official agent, or envoy to a foreign court; a diplomatist.

Diplomatic (n.) The science of diplomas, or the art of deciphering ancient writings, and determining their age, authenticity, etc.; paleography.

Dipneumona (n. pl.) A group of spiders having only two lunglike organs.

Diprotodon (n.) An extinct Quaternary marsupial from Australia, about as large as the hippopotamus; -- so named because of its two large front teeth. See Illustration in Appendix.

Dipsomania (n.) A morbid an uncontrollable craving (often periodic) for drink, esp. for alcoholic liquors; also improperly used to denote acute and chronic alcoholism.

Dipyrenous (a.) Containing two stones or nutlets.

Dipyridine (n.) A polymeric form of pyridine, C10H10N2, obtained as a colorless oil by the action of sodium on pyridine.

Directness (n.) The quality of being direct; straightness; straightforwardness; immediateness.

Directress (n.) A woman who directs.

Diremption (n.) A tearing apart; violent separation.

Disability (n.) State of being disabled; deprivation or want of ability; absence of competent physical, intellectual, or moral power, means, fitness, and the like.

Disability (n.) Want of legal qualification to do a thing; legal incapacity or incompetency.

Disabusing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disabuse

Disacidify (v. t.) To free from acid.

Disadvance (v. t. & i.) To draw back, or cause to draw back.

Disageeing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disagree

Disalliege (v. t.) To alienate from allegiance.

Disallowed (imp. & p. p.) of Disallow

Disanimate (v. t.) To deprive of life.

Disanimate (v. t.) To deprive of spirit; to dishearten.

Disapparel (v. t.) To disrobe; to strip of apparel; to make naked.

Disappoint (v. t.) To defeat of expectation or hope; to hinder from the attainment of that which was expected, hoped, or desired; to balk; as, a man is disappointed of his hopes or expectations, or his hopes, desires, intentions, expectations, or plans are disappointed; a bad season disappoints the farmer of his crops; a defeat disappoints an enemy of his spoil.

Disappoint (v. t.) To frustrate; to fail; to hinder of result.

Disapprove (v. t.) To pass unfavorable judgment upon; to condemn by an act of the judgment; to regard as wrong, unsuitable, or inexpedient; to censure; as, to disapprove the conduct of others.

Disapprove (v. t.) To refuse official approbation to; to disallow; to dec

Disarrange (v. t.) To unsettle or disturb the order or due arrangement of; to throw out of order.

Disarrayed (imp. & p. p.) of Disarray

Disasterly (adv.) Disastrously.

Disastrous (a.) Full of unpropitious stellar influences; unpropitious; ill-boding.

Disastrous (a.) Attended with suffering or disaster; very unfortunate; calamitous; ill-fated; as, a disastrous day; a disastrous termination of an undertaking.

Disaugment (v. t.) To diminish.

Disavaunce (v. t.) To retard; to repel; to do damage to.

Disavowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disavow

Disbanding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disband

Disbarring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disbar

Disbarment (n.) Act of disbarring.

Disbelieve (v. t.) Not to believe; to refuse belief or credence to; to hold not to be true or actual.

Disburgeon (v. t.) To strip of burgeons or buds; to disbud.

Disbursing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disburse

Disburthen (v. t.) To disburden; to relieve of a load.

Discarding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discard

Discardure (n.) Rejection; dismissal.

Discarnate (a.) Stripped of flesh.

Discerning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discern

Discerning (a.) Acute; shrewd; sagacious; sharp-sighted.

Discession (n.) Departure.

Discharged (imp. & p. p.) of Discharge

Discharger (n.) One who, or that which, discharges. Specifically, in electricity, an instrument for discharging a Leyden jar, or electrical battery, by making a connection between the two surfaces; a discharging rod.

Dischevele (a.) Disheveled.

Discipling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disciple

Discipless (n.) A female disciple.














Disclaimed (imp. & p. p.) of Disclaim

Disclaimer (n.) One who disclaims, disowns, or renounces.

Disclaimer (n.) A denial, disavowal, or renunciation, as of a title, claim, interest, estate, or trust; relinquishment or waiver of an interest or estate.

Disclaimer (n.) A public disavowal, as of pretensions, claims, opinions, and the like.

Disclosing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disclose

Disclosure (v. t.) The act of disclosing, uncovering, or revealing; bringing to light; exposure.

Disclosure (v. t.) That which is disclosed or revealed.

Disclusion (n.) A shutting off; exclusion.

Discobolus (n.) A thrower of the discus.

Discobolus (n.) A statue of an athlete holding the discus, or about to throw it.

Discolored (imp. & p. p.) of Discolor

Discolored (a.) Altered in color; /tained.

Discolored (a.) Variegated; of divers colors.

Discomfort (v. t.) To discourage; to deject.

Discomfort (v. t.) To destroy or disturb the comfort of; to deprive o/ quiet enjoyment; to make uneasy; to pain; as, a smoky chimney discomforts a family.

Discomfort (v. t.) Discouragement.

Discomfort (v. t.) Want of comfort; uneasiness, mental or physical; disturbance of peace; inquietude; pain; distress; sorrow.

Discommend (v. t.) To mention with disapprobation; to blame; to disapprove.

Discommend (v. t.) To expose to censure or ill favor; to put out of the good graces of any one.

Discommode (v. t.) To put inconvenience; to incommode; to trouble.

Discompany (v. t.) To free from company; to dissociate.

Discompose (v. t.) To disarrange; to interfere with; to disturb; to disorder; to unsettle; to break up.

Discompose (v. t.) To throw into disorder; to ruffle; to destroy the composure or equanimity; to agitate.

Discompose (v. t.) To put out of place or service; to discharge; to displace.

Disconcert (v. t.) To break up the harmonious progress of; to throw into disorder or confusion; as, the emperor disconcerted the plans of his enemy.

Disconcert (v. t.) To confuse the faculties of; to disturb the composure of; to discompose; to abash.

Disconcert (n.) Want of concert; disagreement.

Disconnect (v. t.) To dissolve the union or connection of; to disunite; to sever; to separate; to disperse.

Discontent (a.) Not content; discontented; dissatisfied.

Discontent (v. t.) To deprive of content; to make uneasy; to dissatisfy.

Discontent (n.) Want of content; uneasiness and inquietude of mind; dissatisfaction; disquiet.

Discontent (n.) A discontented person; a malcontent.

Discophora (n. pl.) A division of acalephs or jellyfishes, including most of the large disklike species.

Discordant (n.) Disagreeing; incongruous; being at variance; clashing; opposing; not harmonious.

Discordant (n.) Dissonant; not in harmony or musical concord; harsh; jarring; as, discordant notes or sounds.

Discordant (n.) Said of strata which lack conformity in direction of bedding, either as in unconformability, or as caused by a fault.

Discordful (a.) Full of discord; contentious.

Discordous (a.) Full of discord.

Discounsel (v. t.) To dissuade.

Discounted (imp. & p. p.) of Discount

Discounter (n.) One who discounts; a discount broker.

Discourage (v. t.) To extinguish the courage of; to dishearten; to depress the spirits of; to deprive of confidence; to deject; -- the opposite of encourage; as, he was discouraged in his undertaking; he need not be discouraged from a like attempt.

Discourage (v. t.) To dishearten one with respect to; to discountenance; to seek to check by disfavoring; to deter one from; as, they discouraged his efforts.

Discourage (n.) Lack of courage; coward

Discoursed (imp. & p. p.) of Discourse

Discourser (n.) One who discourse; a narrator; a speaker; an haranguer.

Discourser (n.) The writer of a treatise or dissertation.

Discovered (imp. & p. p.) of Discover

Discoverer (n.) One who discovers; one who first comes to the knowledge of something; one who discovers an unknown country, or a new principle, truth, or fact.

Discoverer (n.) A scout; an explorer.

Discrepant (a.) Discordant; at variance; disagreeing; contrary; different.

Discrepant (n.) A dissident.

Discretely (adv.) Separately; disjunctively.

Discretion (n.) Disjunction; separation.

Discretion (n.) The quality of being discreet; wise conduct and management; cautious discernment, especially as to matters of propriety and self-control; prudence; circumspection; wariness.

Discretion (n.) Discrimination.

Discretion (n.) Freedom to act according to one's own judgment; unrestrained exercise of choice or will.

Discretive (a.) Marking distinction or separation; disjunctive.

Discrowned (imp. & p. p.) of Discrown

Disculpate (v. t.) To free from blame or the imputation of a fault; to exculpate.

Discurrent (a.) Not current or free to circulate; not in use.

Discursion (n.) The act of discoursing or reasoning; range, as from thought to thought.

Discursist (n.) A discourser.

Discursive (a.) Passing from one thing to another; ranging over a wide field; roving; digressive; desultory.

Discursive (a.) Reasoning; proceeding from one ground to another, as in reasoning; argumentative.

Discursory (a.) Argumentative; discursive; reasoning.

Discussing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discuss

Discussion (n.) The act or process of discussing by breaking up, or dispersing, as a tumor, or the like.

Discussion (n.) The act of discussing or exchanging reasons; examination by argument; debate; disputation; agitation.

Discussive (a.) Able or tending to discuss or disperse tumors or coagulated matter.

Discussive (a.) Doubt-dispelling; decisive.

Discussive (n.) A medicine that discusses or disperses morbid humors; a discutient.

Discutient (a.) Serving to disperse morbid matter; discussive; as, a discutient application.

Discutient (n.) An agent (as a medicinal application) which serves to disperse morbid matter.

Disdaining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disdain

Disdainful (a.) Full of disdain; expressing disdain; scornful; contemptuous; haughty.

Disdainous (a.) Disdainful.

Diseaseful (a.) Causing uneasiness.

Diseaseful (a.) Abounding with disease; producing diseases; as, a diseaseful climate.

Diselenide (n.) A selenide containing two atoms of selenium in each molecule.

Disembayed (imp. & p. p.) of Disembay

Disembogue (v. t.) To pour out or discharge at the mouth, as a stream; to vent; to discharge into an ocean, a lake, etc.

Disembogue (v. t.) To eject; to cast forth.

Disembogue (v. i.) To become discharged; to flow out; to find vent; to pour out contents.

Disembowel (v. t.) To take or let out the bowels or interior parts of; to eviscerate.

Disembowel (v. t.) To take or draw from the body, as the web of a spider.

Disembroil (v. t.) To disentangle; to free from perplexity; to extricate from confusion.

Disempower (v. t.) To deprive of power; to divest of strength.

Disenchant (v. t.) To free from enchantment; to deliver from the power of charms or spells; to free from fascination or delusion.

Disencharm (v. t.) To free from the influence of a charm or spell; to disenchant.

Disenclose (v. t.) See Disinclose.

Disencrese (v. i.) To decrease.

Disencrese (n.) Decrease.

Disengaged (imp. & p. p.) of Disengage

Disengaged (a.) Not engaged; free from engagement; at leisure; free from occupation or care; vacant.

Disennoble (v. t.) To deprive of that which ennobles; to degrade.

Disenslave (v. t.) To free from bondage or slavery; to disenthrall.

Disentitle (v. t.) To deprive of title or claim.

Disentrail (v. t.) To disembowel; to let out or draw forth, as the entrails.

Disentwine (v. t.) To free from being entwined or twisted.

Disepalous (a.) Having two sepals; two-sepaled.

Disespouse (v. t.) To release from espousal or plighted faith.

Disfashion (v. t.) To disfigure.

Disfavored (imp. & p. p.) of Disfavor

Disfavorer (n.) One who disfavors.

Disfeature (v. t.) To deprive of features; to mar the features of.

Disfigured (imp. & p. p.) of Disfigure

Disfigurer (n.) One who disfigures.

Disformity (n.) Discordance or diversity of form; unlikeness in form.

Disfurnish (v. t.) To deprive of that with which anything is furnished (furniture, equipments, etc.); to strip; to render destitute; to divest.

Disgallant (v. t.) To deprive of gallantry.

Disgarland (v. t.) To strip of a garland.

Disgarnish (v. t.) To divest of garniture; to disfurnish; to dismantle.

Disgaveled (imp. & p. p.) of Disgavel

Disgaveled () of Disgavel

Disgestion (n.) Digestion.

Disglorify (v. t.) To deprive of glory; to treat with indignity.

Disgorging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disgorge

Disgracing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disgrace

Disgracive (a.) Disgracing.

Disgregate (v. t.) To disperse; to scatter; -- opposite of congregate.

Disgruntle (v. t.) To dissatisfy; to disaffect; to anger.

Disguising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disguise

Disguising (n.) A masque or masquerade.

Disgusting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disgust

Disgustful (a.) Provoking disgust; offensive to the taste; exciting aversion; disgusting.

Disgusting (a.) That causes disgust; sickening; offensive; revolting.

Dishabille (n.) An undress; a loose, negligent dress; deshabille.

Dishabited (p. a.) Rendered uninhabited.

Disharmony (n.) Want of harmony; discord; incongruity.

Dishearten (v. t.) To discourage; to deprive of courage and hope; to depress the spirits of; to deject.

Disherison (n.) The act of disheriting, or debarring from inheritance; disinhersion.

Disherited (imp. & p. p.) of Disherit

Disheritor (n.) One who puts another out of his inheritance.

Disheveled (imp. & p. p.) of Dishevel

Disheveled (a.) Having in loose disorder; disarranged; as, disheveled hair.

Disheveled (a.) Having the hair in loose disorder.

Dishonesty (n.) Dishonor; dishonorableness; shame.

Dishonesty (n.) Want of honesty, probity, or integrity in principle; want of fairness and straightforwardness; a disposition to defraud, deceive, or betray; faithlessness.

Dishonesty (n.) Violation of trust or of justice; fraud; any deviation from probity; a dishonest act.

Dishonesty (n.) Lewdness; unchastity.

Dishonored (imp. & p. p.) of Dishonor

Dishonorer (n.) One who dishonors or disgraces; one who treats another indignity.

Dishwasher (n.) One who, or that which, washes dishes.

Dishwasher (n.) A European bird; the wagtail.

Disimprove (v. t.) To make worse; -- the opposite of improve.

Disimprove (v. i.) To grow worse; to deteriorate.


Disinclose (v. t.) To free from being inclosed.

Disinflame (v. t.) To divest of flame or ardor.

Disinherit (v. t.) To cut off from an inheritance or from hereditary succession; to prevent, as an heir, from coming into possession of any property or right, which, by law or custom, would devolve on him in the course of descent.

Disinherit (v. t.) To deprive of heritage; to dispossess.

Disinuring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disinure

Disinvolve (v. t.) To uncover; to unfold or unroll; to disentangle.

Disjection (n.) Destruction; dispersion.

Disjoining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disjoin

Disjointed (imp. & p. p.) of Disjoint

Disjointed (a.) Separated at the joints; disconnected; incoherent.

Disjointly (adv.) In a disjointed state.

Dislikeful (a.) Full of dislike; disaffected; malign; disagreeable.

Dislocated (imp. & p. p.) of Dislocate

Dislodging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dislodge

Disloyally (adv.) In a disloyal manner.

Disloyalty (n.) Want of loyalty; lack of fidelity; violation of allegiance.

Dismalness (n.) The quality of being dismal; gloominess.

Dismantled (imp. & p. p.) of Dismantle

Dismarshal (v. t.) To disarrange; to derange; to put in disorder.

Dismasting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dismast

Dismettled (a.) Destitute of mettle, that is, or fire or spirit.

Dismissing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dismiss

Dismission (n.) The act dismissing or sending away; permission to leave; leave to depart; dismissal; as, the dismission of the grand jury.

Dismission (n.) Removal from office or employment; discharge, either with honor or with disgrace.

Dismission (n.) Rejection; a setting aside as trivial, invalid, or unworthy of consideration.

Dismissive (a.) Giving dismission.

Dismounted (imp. & p. p.) of Dismount

Disnatured (a.) Deprived or destitute of natural feelings; unnatural.

Disobeying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disobey

Disobliged (imp. & p. p.) of Disoblige

Disobliger (n.) One who disobliges.

Disopinion (n.) Want or difference of belief; disbelief.

Disordered (imp. & p. p.) of Disorder

Disordered (a.) Thrown into disorder; deranged; as, a disordered house, judgment.

Disordered (a.) Disorderly.

Disorderly (a.) Not in order; marked by disorder; disarranged; immethodical; as, the books and papers are in a disorderly state.

Disorderly (a.) Not acting in an orderly way, as the functions of the body or mind.

Disorderly (a.) Not complying with the restraints of order and law; tumultuous; unruly; lawless; turbulent; as, disorderly people; disorderly assemblies.

Disorderly (a.) Offensive to good morals and public decency; notoriously offensive; as, a disorderly house.

Disorderly (adv.) In a disorderly manner; without law or order; irregularly; confusedly.

Disownment (n.) Act of disowning.

Disoxidate (v. t.) To deoxidate; to deoxidize.

Dispansion (n.) Act of dispanding, or state of being dispanded.

Disparaged (imp. & p. p.) of Disparage

Disparager (n.) One who disparages or dishonors; one who vilifies or disgraces.

Disparates (n. pl.) Things so unequal or unlike that they can not be compared with each other.

Disparting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dispart

Dispassion (n.) Freedom from passion; an undisturbed state; apathy.

Dispatched (imp. & p. p.) of Dispatch

Dispatcher (n.) One who dispatches.

Dispathies (pl. ) of Dispathy

Dispelling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dispel

Dispensary (n.) A place where medicines are prepared and dispensed; esp., a place where the poor can obtain medical advice and medicines gratuitously or at a nominal price.

Dispensary (n.) A dispensatory.

Dispensing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dispense

Dispeopled (imp. & p. p.) of Dispeople

Dispeopler (n.) One who, or that which, dispeoples; a depopulator.

Dispersing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disperse

Dispersion (n.) The act or process of scattering or dispersing, or the state of being scattered or separated; as, the Jews in their dispersion retained their rites and ceremonies; a great dispersion of the human family took place at the building of Babel.

Dispersion (n.) The separation of light into its different colored rays, arising from their different refrangibilities.

Dispersive (a.) Tending to disperse.

Dispirited (imp. & p. p.) of Dispirit

Dispirited (a.) Depressed in spirits; disheartened; daunted.

Dispiteous (a.) Full of despite; cruel; spiteful; pitiless.

Displacing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Displace

Di/planted (imp. & p. p.) of Displant

Displaying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Display

Displeased (imp. & p. p.) of Displease

Displeaser (n.) One who displeases.

Displenish (v. t.) To deprive or strip, as a house of furniture, or a barn of stock.

Disploding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Displode

Displosion (n.) Explosion.

Displosive (a.) Explosive.

Displuming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Displume

Disporting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disport

Disposable (a.) Subject to disposal; free to be used or employed as occasion may require; not assigned to any service or use.

Disposited (a.) Disposed.

Dispositor (n.) A disposer.

Dispositor (n.) The planet which is lord of the sign where another planet is.

Dispossess (v. t.) To put out of possession; to deprive of the actual occupancy of, particularly of land or real estate; to disseize; to eject; -- usually followed by of before the thing taken away; as, to dispossess a king of his crown.

Dispraised (imp. & p. p.) of Dispraise

Dispraiser (n.) One who blames or dispraises.

Dispreader (n.) One who spreads abroad.

Disprepare (v. t.) To render unprepared.

Disprofess (v. t.) To renounce the profession or pursuit of.

Disproving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disprove

Disprovide (v. t.) Not to provide; to fail to provide.

Dispurpose (v. t.) To dissuade; to frustrate; as, to dispurpose plots.

Disputable (v. i.) Capable of being disputed; liable to be called in question, controverted, or contested; or doubtful certainty or propriety; controvertible; as, disputable opinions, propositions, points, or questions.

Disputable (v. i.) Disputatious; contentious.

Disputison (n.) Dispute; discussion.

Disqualify (v. t.) To deprive of the qualities or properties necessary for any purpose; to render unfit; to incapacitate; -- with for or from before the purpose, state, or act.

Disqualify (v. t.) To deprive of some power, right, or privilege, by positive restriction; to disable; to debar legally; as, a conviction of perjury disqualifies a man to be a witness.

Disquieted (imp. & p. p.) of Disquiet

Disquietal (n.) The act of disquieting; a state of disquiet.

Disquieter (n.) One who, or that which, disquiets, or makes uneasy; a disturber.

Disquietly (adv.) In a disquiet manner; uneasily; as, he rested disquietly that night.

Disrealize (v. t.) To divest of reality; to make uncertain.

Disrespect (n.) Want of respect or reverence; disesteem; incivility; discourtesy.

Disrespect (v. t.) To show disrespect to.

Disrooting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disroot

Disrupting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disrupt

Disruption (n.) The act or rending asunder, or the state of being rent asunder or broken in pieces; breach; rent; dilaceration; rupture; as, the disruption of rocks in an earthquake; disruption of a state.

Disruptive (a.) Causing, or tending to cause, disruption; caused by disruption; breaking through; bursting; as, the disruptive discharge of an electrical battery.

Disrupture (n.) Disruption.

Dissatisfy (v. t.) To render unsatisfied or discontented; to excite uneasiness in by frustrating wishes or expectations; to displease by the want of something requisite; as, to be dissatisfied with one's fortune.

Dissecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dissect

Dissecting (a.) Dividing or separating the parts of an animal or vegetable body; as, a dissecting aneurism, one which makes its way between or within the coats of an artery.

Dissecting (a.) Of or pertaining to, or received during, a dissection; as, a dissecting wound.

Dissecting (a.) Used for or in dissecting; as, a dissecting knife; a dissecting microscope.

Dissection (n.) The act of dissecting an animal or plant; as, dissection of the human body was held sacrilege till the time of Francis I.

Dissection (n.) Fig.: The act of separating or dividing for the purpose of critical examination.

Dissection (n.) Anything dissected; especially, some part, or the whole, of an animal or plant dissected so as to exhibit the structure; an anatomical so prepared.

Disseizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disseize

Disseizure (n.) Disseizin.

Dissembled (imp. & p. p.) of Dissemble

Dissembler (n.) One who dissembles; one who conceals his opinions or dispositions under a false appearance; a hypocrite.

Dissension (n.) Disagreement in opinion, usually of a violent character, producing warm debates or angry words; contention in words; partisan and contentious divisions; breach of friendship and union; strife; discord; quarrel.

Dissenting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dissent

Dissentany (a.) Dissentaneous; inconsistent.

Dissentive (a.) Disagreeing; inconsistent.

Dissertate (v. i.) To deal in dissertation; to write dissertations; to discourse.

Disserving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disserve

Disservice (n.) Injury; mischief.

Dissevered (imp. & p. p.) of Dissever

Dissheathe (v. i.) To become unsheathed.

Dissidence (a.) Disagreement; dissent; separation from the established religion.

Dissilient (a.) Starting asunder; bursting and opening with an elastic force; dehiscing explosively; as, a dissilient pericarp.

Dissimilar (a.) Not similar; unlike; heterogeneous; as, the tempers of men are as dissimilar as their features.

Dissimuler (n.) A dissembler.

Dissipable (a.) Capable of being scattered or dissipated.

Dissipated (imp. & p. p.) of Dissipate

Dissipated (a.) Squandered; scattered.

Dissipated (a.) Wasteful of health, money, etc., in the pursuit of pleasure; dissolute; intemperate.

Disslander (v. t.) To slander.

Disslander (n.) Slander.

Dissociate (v. t.) To separate from fellowship or union; to disunite; to disjoin; as, to dissociate the particles of a concrete substance.

Dissoluble (a.) Capable of being dissolved; having its parts separable by heat or moisture; convertible into a fluid.

Dissoluble (a.) Capable of being disunited.

Dissolving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dissolve

Dissolvent (a.) Having power to dissolve power to dissolve a solid body; as, the dissolvent juices of the stomach.

Dissolvent (n.) That which has the power of dissolving or melting other substances, esp. by mixture with them; a menstruum; a solvent.

Dissolvent (n.) A remedy supposed capable of dissolving concretions in the body, such as calculi, tubercles, etc.

Dissolving (a.) Melting; breaking up; vanishing.

Dissonance (n.) A mingling of discordant sounds; an inharmonious combination of sounds; discord.

Dissonance (n.) Want of agreement; incongruity.

Dissonancy (n.) Discord; dissonance.

Dissuading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dissuade

Dissuasion (n.) The act of dissuading; exhortation against a thing; dehortation.

Dissuasion (n.) A motive or consideration tending to dissuade; a dissuasive.

Dissuasive (a.) Tending to dissuade or divert from a measure or purpose; dehortatory; as, dissuasive advice.

Dissuasive (n.) A dissuasive argument or counsel; dissuasion; dehortation.

Dissuasory (n.) A dissuasive.

Dissweeten (v. t.) To deprive of sweetness.

Distaining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Distain

Distancing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Distance

Distantial (a.) Distant.

Distasting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Distaste

Distasture (n.) Something which excites distaste or disgust.

Distending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Distend

Distension (n.) Same as Distention.

Distensive (a.) Distending, or capable of being distended.

Distention (n.) The act of distending; the act of stretching in breadth or in all directions; the state of being Distended; as, the distention of the lungs.

Distention (n.) Breadth; extent or space occupied by the thing distended.

Distichous (n.) Disposed in two vertical rows; two-ranked.

Distilling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Distill

Distillate (n.) The product of distillation; as, the distillate from molasses.

Distillery (n.) The building and works where distilling, esp. of alcoholic liquors, is carried on.

Distillery (n.) The act of distilling spirits.

Distinctly (adv.) With distinctness; not confusedly; without the blending of one part or thing another; clearly; plainly; as, to see distinctly.

Distinctly (adv.) With meaning; significantly.

Distorting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Distort

Distortion (n.) The act of distorting, or twisting out of natural or regular shape; a twisting or writhing motion; as, the distortions of the face or body.

Distortion (n.) A wresting from the true meaning.

Distortion (n.) The state of being distorted, or twisted out of shape or out of true position; crookedness; perversion.

Distortion (n.) An unnatural deviation of shape or position of any part of the body producing visible deformity.

Distortive (a.) Causing distortion.

Distracted (imp. & p. p.) of Distract

Distraught (p. p.) of Distract

Distracted (a.) Mentally disordered; unsettled; mad.

Distracter (n.) One who, or that which, distracts away.

Distrained (imp. & p. p.) of Distrain

Distrainer (n.) Same as Distrainor.

Distrainor (n.) One who distrains; the party distraining goods or chattels.

Distraught (a.) Torn asunder; separated.

Distraught (a.) Distracted; perplexed.

Distressed (imp. & p. p.) of Distress

Distribute (v. t.) To divide among several or many; to deal out; to apportion; to allot.

Distribute (v. t.) To dispense; to administer; as, to distribute justice.

Distribute (v. t.) To divide or separate, as into classes, orders, kinds, or species; to classify; to assort, as specimens, letters, etc.

Distribute (v. t.) To separate (type which has been used) and return it to the proper boxes in the cases.

Distribute (v. t.) To spread (ink) evenly, as upon a roller or a table.

Distribute (v. t.) To employ (a term) in its whole extent; to take as universal in one premise.

Distribute (v. i.) To make distribution.

Districted (imp. & p. p.) of District

Districtly (adv.) Strictly.

Distringas (n.) A writ commanding the sheriff to distrain a person by his goods or chattels, to compel a compliance with something required of him.

Distrouble (v. t.) To trouble.

Distrusted (imp. & p. p.) of Distrust

Distruster (n.) One who distrusts.

Disturbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disturb

Disulphate (n.) A salt of disulphuric or pyrosulphuric acid; a pyrosulphate.

Disulphate (n.) An acid salt of sulphuric acid, having only one equivalent of base to two of the acid.

Disulphide (n.) A binary compound of sulphur containing two atoms of sulphur in each molecule; -- formerly called disulphuret. Cf. Bisulphide.

Disuniform (a.) Not uniform.

Disuniting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disunite

Disutilize (v. t.) To deprive of utility; to render useless.

Disventure (n.) A disadventure.

Disworship (v. t.) To refuse to worship; to treat as unworthy.

Disworship (n.) A deprivation of honor; a cause of disgrace; a discredit.

Diterebene (n.) See Colophene.

Ditheistic (a.) Alt. of Ditheistical

Ditrochean (a.) Containing two trochees.

Diuretical (a.) Diuretic.

Diurnalist (n.) A journalist.

Diurnation (n.) Continuance during the day.

Diurnation (n.) The condition of sleeping or becoming dormant by day, as is the case of the bats.

Diuturnity (n.) Long duration; lastingness.

Divagation (n.) A wandering about or going astray; digression.

Divaricate (v. i.) To part into two branches; to become bifid; to fork.

Divaricate (v. i.) To diverge; to be divaricate.

Divaricate (v. t.) To divide into two branches; to cause to branch apart.

Divaricate (a.) Diverging; spreading asunder; widely diverging.

Divaricate (a.) Forking and diverging; widely diverging; as the branches of a tree, or as

Divedapper (n.) A water fowl; the didapper. See Dabchick.

Divergence (n.) Alt. of Divergency

Divergency (n.) A receding from each other in moving from a common center; the state of being divergent; as, an angle is made by the divergence of straight

Divergency (n.) Disagreement; difference.

Divertible (a.) Capable of being diverted.

Diverticle (n.) A turning; a byway; a bypath.

Diverticle (n.) A diverticulum.

Divestible (a.) Capable of being divested.

Divestment (n.) The act of divesting.

Dividingly (adv.) By division.

Dividually (adv.) By dividing.

Divination (n.) The act of divining; a foreseeing or foretelling of future events; the pretended art discovering secret or future by preternatural means.

Divination (n.) An indication of what is future or secret; augury omen; conjectural presage; prediction.

Divinatory (a.) Professing, or relating to, divination.

Divinement (n.) Divination.

Divineness (n.) The quality of being divine; superhuman or supreme excellence.

Divineress (n.) A woman who divines.

Diviningly (adv.) In a divining manner.

Divinistre (n.) A diviner.

Divinities (pl. ) of Divinity

Divisional (a.) That divides; pertaining to, making, or noting, a division; as, a divisional

Divisionor (n.) One who divides or makes division.

Divorcible (a.) Divorceable.

Divulgater (n.) A divulger.

Eighteenmo (a. & n.) See Octodecimo.

Eighteenth (a.) Next in order after the seventeenth.

Eighteenth (a.) Consisting of one of eighteen equal parts or divisions of a thing.

Eighteenth (n.) The quotient of a unit divided by eighteen; one of eighteen equal parts or divisions.

Eighteenth (n.) The eighth after the tenth.

Eightscore (a. & n.) Eight times twenty; a hundred and sixty.

Eikosylene (n.) A liquid hydrocarbon, C20H38, of the acetylene series, obtained from brown coal.

Eisteddfod (n.) Am assembly or session of the Welsh bards; an annual congress of bards, minstrels and literati of Wales, -- being a patriotic revival of the old custom.

Fibrillary (a.) Of of pertaining to fibrils.

Fibrillose (a.) Covered with hairlike appendages, as the under surface of some lichens; also, composed of little strings or fibers; as, fibrillose appendages.

Fibrillous (a.) Pertaining to, or composed of, fibers.

Fibrinogen (n.) An albuminous substance existing in the blood, and in other animal fluids, which either alone or with fibrinoplastin or paraglobulin forms fibrin, and thus causes coagulation.

Ficttelite (n.) A white crystallized mineral resin from the Fichtelgebirge, Bavaria.

Fickleness (n.) The quality of being fickle; instability; inconsonancy.

Fictionist (n.) A writer of fiction.

Fictitious (a.) Feigned; imaginary; not real; fabulous; counterfeit; false; not genuine; as, fictitious fame.

Fiddlewood (n.) The wood of several West Indian trees, mostly of the genus Citharexylum.

Fidejussor (n.) A surety; one bound for another, conjointly with him; a guarantor.

Fiducially (adv.) With confidence.

Fieldpiece (n.) A cannon mounted on wheels, for the use of a marching army; a piece of field artillery; -- called also field gun.

Fightingly (adv.) Pugnaciously.

Figurately (adv.) In a figurate manner.

Figuration (n.) The act of giving figure or determinate form; determination to a certain form.

Figuration (n.) Mixture of concords and discords.

Figurative (a.) Representing by a figure, or by resemblance; typical; representative.

Figurative (a.) Used in a sense that is tropical, as a metaphor; not literal; -- applied to words and expressions.

Figurative (a.) Abounding in figures of speech; flowery; florid; as, a highly figurative description.

Figurative (a.) Relating to the representation of form or figure by drawing, carving, etc. See Figure, n., 2.

Figurehead (n.) The figure, statue, or bust, on the prow of a ship.

Figurehead (n.) A person who allows his name to be used to give standing to enterprises in which he has no responsible interest or duties; a nominal, but not real, head or chief.

Filametoid (a.) Like a filament.

Filchingly (adv.) By pilfering or petty stealing.

Filibuster (n.) A lawless military adventurer, especially one in quest of plunder; a freebooter; -- originally applied to buccaneers infesting the Spanish American coasts, but introduced into common English to designate the followers of Lopez in his expedition to Cuba in 1851, and those of Walker in his expedition to Nicaragua, in 1855.

Filibuster (v. i.) To act as a filibuster, or military freebooter.

Filibuster (v. i.) To delay legislation, by dilatory motions or other artifices.

Filiciform (a.) Shaped like a fern or like the parts of a fern leaf.

Filiferous (a.) Producing threads.

Filigraned (a.) See Filigreed.

Filthiness (n.) The state of being filthy.

Filthiness (n.) That which is filthy, or makes filthy; foulness; nastiness; corruption; pollution; impurity.

Filtrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Filtrate

Filtration (n.) The act or process of filtering; the mechanical separation of a liquid from the undissolved particles floating in it.

Fimbriated (imp. & p. p.) of Fimbriate

Fimbriated (a.) Having a fringed border; fimbriate.

Fimbriated (a.) Having a very narrow border of another tincture; -- said esp. of an ordinary or subordinary.

Fimbricate (a.) Fringed; jagged; fimbriate.

Fimbricate (a.) fringed, on one side only, by long, straight hairs, as the antennae of certain insects.

Finalities (pl. ) of Finality

Finedrawer (n.) One who finedraws.

Fin-footed (a.) Having palmate feet.

Fin-footed (a.) Having lobate toes, as the coot and grebe.

Fingerling (n.) A young salmon. See Parr.

Finicality (n.) The quality of being finical; finicalness.

Finiteless (a.) Infinite.

Finiteness (n.) The state of being finite.

Fireflaire (n.) A European sting ray of the genus Trygon (T. pastinaca); -- called also fireflare and fiery flaw.

Firewarden (n.) An officer who has authority to direct in the extinguishing of fires, or to order what precautions shall be taken against fires; -- called also fireward.

First-hand (a.) Obtained directly from the first or original source; hence, without the intervention of an agent.

First-rate (a.) Of the highest excellence; preeminent in quality, size, or estimation.

First-rate (n.) A war vessel of the highest grade or the most powerful class.

Fish-block (n.) See Fish-tackle.

Fishmonger (n.) A dealer in fish.

Fissipedal (a.) Having the toes separated to the base. [See Aves.]

Fissipedia (n. pl.) A division of the Carnivora, including the dogs, cats, and bears, in which the feet are not webbed; -- opposed to Pinnipedia.

Fissurella (n.) A genus of marine gastropod mollusks, having a conical or limpetlike shell, with an opening at the apex; -- called also keyhole limpet.

Fistularia (n.) A genus of fishes, having the head prolonged into a tube, with the mouth at the extremity.

Fittedness (n.) The state or quality of being fitted; adaptation.

Giallolino (n.) A term variously employed by early writers on art, though commonly designating the yellow oxide of lead, or massicot.

Gibbostity (n.) The state of being gibbous or gibbose; gibbousness.

Giddy-head (n.) A person without thought fulness, prudence, or judgment.

Gier-eagle (n.) A bird referred to in the Bible (Lev. xi. 18and Deut. xiv. 17) as unclean, probably the Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus).

Gieseckite (n.) A mineral occurring in greenish gray six-sided prisms, having a greasy luster. It is probably a pseudomorph after elaeolite.

Giftedness (n.) The state of being gifted.

Gigantical (a.) Bulky, big.

Gill-flirt (n.) A thoughtless, giddy girl; a flirt-gill.

Gilt-edged (a.) Having a gilt edge; as, gilt-edged paper.

Gilt-edged (a.) Of the best quality; -- said of negotiable paper, etc.

Gingerness (n.) Cautiousness; tenderness.

Ginglyform (a.) Ginglymoid.

Ginglymodi (n.) An order of ganoid fishes, including the modern gar pikes and many allied fossil forms. They have rhombic, ganoid scales, a heterocercal tail, paired fins without an axis, fulcra on the fins, and a bony skeleton, with the vertebrae convex in front and concave behind, forming a ball and socket joint. See Ganoidel.

Ginglymoid (a.) Alt. of Ginglymoidal

Gismondine (n.) Alt. of Gismondite

Gismondite (n.) A native hydrated silicate of alumina, lime, and potash, first noticed near Rome.

Hibernacle (n.) That which serves for protection or shelter in winter; winter quarters; as, the hibernacle of an animal or a plant.

Hibernated (imp. & p. p.) of Hibernate

Hiccoughed (imp. & p. p.) of Hiccough

Hierapicra (n.) A warming cathartic medicine, made of aloes and canella bark.

Hierarchal (a.) Alt. of Hierarchic

Hierarchic (a.) Pertaining to a hierarch.

Hierocracy (n.) Government by ecclesiastics; a hierarchy.

Hieroglyph (a.) Alt. of Hieroglyphic

Hierolatry (n.) The worship of saints or sacred things.

Hierologic (a.) Alt. of Hierological

Hieromancy (n.) Divination by observing the objects offered in sacrifice.

Hiermartyr (n.) A priest who becomes a martyr.

Hierophant (n.) The presiding priest who initiated candidates at the Eleusinian mysteries; hence, one who teaches the mysteries and duties of religion.

Hieroscopy (n.) Divination by inspection of entrails of victims offered in sacrifice.

Hierotheca (n.) A receptacle for sacred objects.

Highbinder (n.) A ruffian; one who hounds, or spies upon, another; app. esp. to the members of certain alleged societies among the Chinese.

High-blown (a.) Inflated, as with conceit.

High-built (a.) Of lofty structure; tall.

High-flown (a.) Elevated; proud.

High-flown (a.) Turgid; extravagant; bombastic; inflated; as, high-flown language.

Highflying (a.) Extravagant in opinions or ambition.

Highlander (n.) An inhabitant of highlands, especially of the Highlands of Scotland.

Highlandry (n.) Highlanders, collectively.

High-proof (a.) Highly rectified; very strongly alcoholic; as, high-proof spirits.

High-proof (a.) So as to stand any test.

High-toned (a.) High in tone or sound.

High-toned (a.) Elevated; high-principled; honorable.

Highwaymen (pl. ) of Highwayman

Highwayman (n.) One who robs on the public road; a highway robber.

Himyaritic (a.) Pertaining to Himyar, an ancient king of Yemen, in Arabia, or to his successors or people; as, the Himjaritic characters, language, etc.; applied esp. to certain ancient inscriptions showing the primitive type of the oldest form of the Arabic, still spoken in Southern Arabia.

Hinderance (n.) Same as Hindrance.

Hinderling (a.) A worthless, base, degenerate person or animal.

Hindermost (a.) Alt. of Hindmost

Hindustani (a.) Of or pertaining to the Hindoos or their language.

Hindustani (n.) The language of Hindostan; the name given by Europeans to the most generally spoken of the modern Aryan languages of India. It is Hindi with the addition of Persian and Arabic words.

Hippobosca (n.) A genus of dipterous insects including the horsefly or horse tick.

Hippocrene (n.) A fountain on Mount Helicon in Boeotia, fabled to have burst forth when the ground was struck by the hoof of Pegasus. Also, its waters, which were supposed to impart poetic inspiration.

Hippodrome (n.) A place set apart for equestrian and chariot races.

Hippodrome (n.) An arena for equestrian performances; a circus.

Hippogriff (n.) A fabulous winged animal, half horse and half griffin.

Hippophagi (n. pl.) Eaters of horseflesh.

Hippophagy (n.) The act or practice of feeding on horseflesh.

Hippophile (n.) One who loves horses.

Hip-roofed (a.) Having a hip roof.

Hirtellous (a.) Pubescent with minute and somewhat rigid hairs.

Histiology (n.) Same as Histology.

Histologic (a.) Alt. of Histological

Histolysis (n.) The decay and dissolution of the organic tissues and of the blood.

Histolytic (a.) Of or pertaining to histolysis, or the degeneration of tissues.

Histophyly (n.) The tribal history of cells, a division of morphophyly.

Historical (a.) Of or pertaining to history, or the record of past events; as, an historical poem; the historic page.

Histrionic (a.) Alt. of Histrionical

Hithermost (a.) Nearest on this side.

Hitherward (adv.) Toward this place; hither.

Jill-flirt (n.) A light, giddy, or wanton girl or woman. See Gill-flirt.

Jinglingly (adv.) So as to jingle.

Jinny road () An inc

Jinrikisha (n.) A small, two-wheeled, hooded vehicle drawn by one more men.

Kidnapping () of Kidnap

Kidneywort (n.) A kind of saxifrage (Saxifrage stellaris).

Kidneywort (n.) The navelwort.

Kieselguhr (n.) Siliceous earth; specifically, porous infusorial earth, used as an absorbent of nitroglycerin in the manufacture of dynamite.

Kilogramme (n.) A measure of weight, being a thousand grams, equal to 2.2046 pounds avoirdupois (15,432.34 grains). It is equal to the weight of a cubic decimeter of distilled water at the temperature of maximum density, or 39! Fahrenheit.

Kinaesodic (a.) Kinesodic.




Kinematics (n.) The science which treats of motions considered in themselves, or apart from their causes; the comparison and relation of motions.

Kingfisher (n.) Any one of numerous species of birds constituting the family Alcedinidae. Most of them feed upon fishes which they capture by diving and seizing then with the beak; others feed only upon reptiles, insects, etc. About one hundred and fifty species are known. They are found in nearly all parts of the world, but are particularly abundant in the East Indies.

Kinglihood (n.) King-


Kinnikinic (n.) Prepared leaves or bark of certain plants; -- used by the Indians of the Northwest for smoking, either mixed with tobacco or as a substitute for it. Also, a plant so used, as the osier cornel (Cornus stolonijra), and the bearberry (Arctostaphylus Uva-ursi).

Kitchen-ry (n.) The body of servants employed in the kitchen.

Kiteflying (n.) A mode of raising money, or sustaining one's credit, by the use of paper which is merely nominal; -- called also kiting.

Kivikivies (pl. ) of Kiwikiwi

Kiwikiwies (pl. ) of Kiwikiwi

Liableness (n.) Quality of being liable; liability.

Libellulid (n.) A dragon fly.

Liberalism (n.) Liberal principles; the principles and methods of the liberals in politics or religion; specifically, the principles of the Liberal party.

Liberalist (n.) A liberal.

Liberality (n.) The quality or state of being liberal; liberal disposition or practice; freedom from narrowness or prejudice; generosity; candor; charity.

Liberality (n.) A gift; a gratuity; -- sometimes in the plural; as, a prudent man is not impoverished by his liberalities.

Liberalize (v. t.) To make liberal; to free from narrow views or prejudices.

Liberating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Liberate

Liberation (n.) The act of liberating or the state of being liberated.

Liberatory (a.) Tending, or serving, to liberate.

Libidinist (n.) One given to lewdness.

Libidinous (a.) Having lustful desires; characterized by lewdness; sensual; lascivious.

Librettist (n.) One who makes a libretto.

Licensable (a.) That can be licensed.

Licentiate (n.) One who has a license to exercise a profession; as, a licentiate in medicine or theology.

Licentiate (n.) A friar authorized to receive confessions and grant absolution in all places, independently of the local clergy.

Licentiate (n.) One who acts without restraint, or takes a liberty, as if having a license therefor.

Licentiate (n.) On the continent of Europe, a university degree intermediate between that of bachelor and that of doctor.

Licentiate (v. t.) To give a license to.

Licentious (a.) Characterized by license; passing due bounds; excessive; abusive of freedom; wantonly offensive; as, a licentious press.

Licentious (a.) Unrestrained by law or morality; lawless; immoral; dissolute; lewd; lascivious; as, a licentious man; a licentious life.

Licitation (n.) The act of offering for sale to the highest bidder.

Lieberkuhn (n.) A concave metallic mirror attached to the object-glass end of a microscope, to throw down light on opaque objects; a reflector.

Lierne rib () In Gothic vaulting, any rib which does not spring from the impost and is not a ridge rib, but passes from one boss or intersection of the principal ribs to another.

Lieutenant (n.) An officer who supplies the place of a superior in his absence; a representative of, or substitute for, another in the performance of any duty.

Lieutenant (n.) A commissioned officer in the army, next below a captain.

Lieutenant (n.) A commissioned officer in the British navy, in rank next below a commander.

Lieutenant (n.) A commissioned officer in the United States navy, in rank next below a lieutenant commander.

Lifespring (n.) Spring or source of life.

Lifestring (n.) A nerve, or string, that is imagined to be essential to life.

Life-weary (a.) Weary of living.

Ligamental (a.) Alt. of Ligamentous

Light-boat (n.) Light-ship.

Lightening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lighten

Lighterage (n.) The price paid for conveyance of goods on a lighter.

Lighterage (n.) The act of unloading into a lighter, or of conveying by a lighter.

Lightermen (pl. ) of Lighterman

Lighterman (n.) A person employed on, or who manages, a lighter.

Light-foot (a.) Alt. of Light-footed

Lighthouse (n.) A tower or other building with a powerful light at top, erected at the entrance of a port, or at some important point on a coast, to serve as a guide to mariners at night; a pharos.

Light-ship (n.) A vessel carrying at the masthead a brilliant light, and moored off a shoal or place of dangerous navigation as a guide for mariners.

Lign-aloes (n.) Aloes wood, or agallochum. See Agallochum.

Lign-aloes (n.) A fragrant tree mentioned in the Bible.

Lignifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lignify

Lignireose (n.) See Lignin.

Lignoceric (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid of the formic acid series, found in the tar, wax, or paraffine obtained by distilling certain kinds of wood, as the beech.

Likelihood (n.) Appearance; show; sign; expression.

Likelihood (n.) Likeness; resemblance.

Likelihood (n.) Appearance of truth or reality; probability; verisimilitude.



Liliaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of which the lily, tulip, and hyacinth are well-known examples.

Liliaceous (a.) Like the blossom of a lily in general form.

Limberness (n.) The quality or state of being limber; flexibleness.


Limitarian (a.) Tending to limit.

Limitation (v. t.) The act of limiting; the state or condition of being limited; as, the limitation of his authority was approved by the council.

Limitation (v. t.) That which limits; a restriction; a qualification; a restraining condition, defining circumstance, or qualifying conception; as, limitations of thought.

Limitation (v. t.) A certain precinct within which friars were allowed to beg, or exercise their functions; also, the time during which they were permitted to exercise their functions in such a district.

Limitation (v. t.) A limited time within or during which something is to be done.

Limitation (v. t.) A certain period limited by statute after which the claimant shall not enforce his claims by suit.

Limitation (v. t.) A settling of an estate or property by specific rules.

Limitation (v. t.) A restriction of power; as, a constitutional limitation.

Limpidness (n.) Quality of being limpid; limpidity.

Limuloidea (n. pl.) An order of Merostomata, including among living animals the genus Limulus, with various allied fossil genera, mostly of the Carboniferous period. Called also Xiphosura.

Linguality (n.) The quality of being lingual.

Linguiform (a.) Having the form of the tongue; tongue-shaped.

Linguistic (a.) Alt. of Linguistical

Linigerous (a.) Bearing flax; producing

Lion-heart (n.) A very brave person.

Lion's ear () A name given in Western South America to certain plants with shaggy tomentose leaves, as species of Culcitium, and Espeletia.

Lipothymic (a.) Tending to swoon; fainting.

Liquefying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Liquefy

Liquescent (a.) Tending to become liquid; inc

Liquidated (imp. & p. p.) of Liquidate

Liquidator (n.) One who, or that which, liquidates.

Liquidator (n.) An officer appointed to conduct the winding up of a company, to bring and defend actions and suits in its name, and to do all necessary acts on behalf of the company.

Liquidized (imp. & p. p.) of Liquidize

Liquidness (n.) The quality or state of being liquid; liquidity; fluency.

Liroconite (n.) A hydrated arseniate of copper, occurring in obtuse pyramidal crystals of a sky-blue or verdigris-green color.

Literalism (n.) That which accords with the letter; a mode of interpreting literally; adherence to the letter.

Literalism (n.) The tendency or disposition to represent objects faithfully, without abstraction, conventionalities, or idealization.

Literalist (n.) One who adheres to the letter or exact word; an interpreter according to the letter.

Literalize (v. t.) To make literal; to interpret or put in practice according to the strict meaning of the words; -- opposed to spiritualize; as, to literalize Scripture.

Literation (n.) The act or process of representing by letters.

Literature (n.) Learning; acquaintance with letters or books.

Literature (n.) The collective body of literary productions, embracing the entire results of knowledge and fancy preserved in writing; also, the whole body of literary productions or writings upon a given subject, or in reference to a particular science or branch of knowledge, or of a given country or period; as, the literature of Biblical criticism; the literature of chemistry.

Literature (n.) The class of writings distinguished for beauty of style or expression, as poetry, essays, or history, in distinction from scientific treatises and works which contain positive knowledge; belles-lettres.

Literature (n.) The occupation, profession, or business of doing literary work.

Lithagogue (n.) A medicine having, or supposed to have, the power of expelling calculous matter with the urine.

Lithobilic (a.) Pertaining to or designating an organic acid of the tartaric acid series, distinct from lithofellic acid, but, like it, obtained from certain bile products, as bezoar stones.

Lithoclast (n.) An instrument for crushing stones in the bladder.

Lithodomus (n.) A genus of elongated bivalve shells, allied to the mussels, and remarkable for their ability to bore holes for shelter, in solid limestone, shells, etc. Called also Lithophagus.

Lithoglyph (n.) An engraving on a gem.

Lithograph (v. t.) To trace on stone by the process of lithography so as to transfer the design to paper by printing; as, to lithograph a design; to lithograph a painting. See Lithography.

Lithograph (n.) A print made by lithography.

Litholatry (n.) The worship of a stone or stones.

Lithologic (a.) Alt. of Lithological

Lithomancy (n.) Divination by means of stones.

Lithomarge (n.) A clay of a fine smooth texture, and very sectile.

Lithophane (n.) Porcelain impressed with figures which are made distinct by transmitted light, -- as when hung in a window, or used as a lamp shade.

Lithophyll (n.) A fossil leaf or impression of a leaf.

Lithophyse (n.) A spherulitic cavity often with concentric chambers, observed in some volcanic rocks, as in rhyolitic lavas. It is supposed to be produced by expanding gas, whence the name.

Lithophyte (n.) A hard, or stony, plantlike organism, as the gorgonians, corals, and coral

Lithotomic (a.) Alt. of Lithotomical

Lithotrite () Alt. of Lithotritor

Lithotrity (n.) The operation of breaking a stone in the bladder into small pieces capable of being voided.

Lithotyped (imp. & p. p.) of Lithotype

Lithotypic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or produced by, lithotypy.

Lithuanian (a.) Of or pertaining to Lithuania (formerly a principality united with Poland, but now Russian and Prussian territory).

Lithuanian (n.) A native, or one of the people, of Lithuania; also, the language of the Lithuanian people.

Litigating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Litigate

Litigation (n.) The act or process of litigating; a suit at law; a judicial contest.

Litraneter (n.) An instrument for ascertaining the specific gravity of liquids.

Littleness (n.) The state or quality of being little; as, littleness of size, thought, duration, power, etc.

Liturgical () Pertaining to, of or the nature of, a liturgy; of or pertaining to public prayer and worship.

Livelihood (n.) Subsistence or living, as dependent on some means of support; support of life; maintenance.

Livelihood (n.) Live




Livingness (n.) The state or quality of being alive; possession of energy or vigor; animation; quickening.

Lixiviated (imp. & p. p.) of Lixiviate

Miargyrite (n.) A mineral of an iron-black color, and very sectile, consisting principally of sulphur, antimony, and silver.

Miasmatist (n.) One who has made a special study of miasma.

Miasmology (n.) That department of medical science which treats of miasma.

Michaelmas (n.) The feat of the archangel Michael, a church festival, celebrated on the 29th of September. Hence, colloquially, autumn.


Micrococci (pl. ) of Micrococcus

Microcrith (n.) The weight of the half hydrogen molecule, or of the hydrogen atom, taken as the standard in comparing the atomic weights of the elements; thus, an atom of oxygen weighs sixteen microcriths. See Crith.

Microfarad (n.) The millionth part of a farad.

Micrograph (n.) An instrument for executing minute writing or engraving.

Micrologic (a.) Alt. of Micrological

Micrometer (n.) An instrument, used with a telescope or microscope, for measuring minute distances, or the apparent diameters of objects which subtend minute angles. The measurement given directly is that of the image of the object formed at the focus of the object glass.

Micrometry (n.) The art of measuring with a micrometer.

Microphone (n.) An instrument for intensifying and making audible very feeble sounds. It produces its effects by the changes of intensity in an electric current, occasioned by the variations in the contact resistance of conducting bodies, especially of imperfect conductors, under the action of acoustic vibrations.

Microphyte (n.) A very minute plant, one of certain unicellular algae, such as the germs of various infectious diseases are believed to be.

Microscope (n.) An optical instrument, consisting of a lens, or combination of lenses, for making an enlarged image of an object which is too minute to be viewed by the naked eye.

Microscopy (n.) The use of the microscope; investigation with the microscope.

Microspore (n.) One of the exceedingly minute spores found in certain flowerless plants, as Selaginella and Isoetes, which bear two kinds of spores, one very much smaller than the other. Cf. Macrospore.

Microweber (n.) The millionth part of one weber.

Middle-age () Of or pertaining to the Middle Ages; mediaeval.

Middlemost (a.) Being in the middle, or nearest the middle; midmost.

Midfeather (n.) A vertical water space in a fire box or combustion chamber.

Midfeather (n.) A support for the center of a tunnel.

Midrashoth (pl. ) of Midrash

Midshipmen (pl. ) of Midshipman

Midshipman (n.) Formerly, a kind of naval cadet, in a ship of war, whose business was to carry orders, messages, reports, etc., between the officers of the quarter-deck and those of the forecastle, and render other services as required.

Midshipman (n.) In the English naval service, the second rank attained by a combatant officer after a term of service as naval cadet. Having served three and a half years in this rank, and passed an examination, he is eligible to promotion to the rank of lieutenant.

Midshipman (n.) In the United States navy, the lowest grade of officers in

Midshipman (n.) An American marine fish of the genus Porichthys, allied to the toadfish.

Mightiness (n.) The quality of being mighty; possession of might; power; greatness; high dignity.

Mightiness (n.) Highness; excellency; -- with a possessive pronoun, a title of dignity; as, their high mightinesses.

Mignonette (n.) A plant (Reseda odorata) having greenish flowers with orange-colored stamens, and exhaling a delicious fragrance. In Africa it is a low shrub, but further north it is usually an annual herb.

Miliolitic (a.) Of or pertaining to the genus Miliola; containing miliolites.

Militarily (adv.) In a military manner.

Militarism (n.) A military state or condition; reliance on military force in administering government; a military system.

Militarism (n.) The spirit and traditions of military life.

Militarist (n.) A military man.

Militating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Militate

Militiamen (pl. ) of Militiaman

Militiaman (n.) One who belongs to the militia.

Milk vetch () A leguminous herb (Astragalus glycyphyllos) of Europe and Asia, supposed to increase the secretion of milk in goats.

Millennial (a.) Of or pertaining to the millennium, or to a thousand years; as, a millennial period; millennial happiness.

Millennist (n.) One who believes in the millennium.

Millennium (n.) A thousand years; especially, the thousand years mentioned in the twentieth chapter in the twentieth chapter of Revelation, during which ho

Millesimal (a.) Thousandth; consisting of thousandth parts; as, millesimal fractions.

Milliaries (pl. ) of Milliary

Milliliter (n.) Alt. of Millilitre

Millilitre (n.) A measure of capacity in the metric system, containing the thousandth part of a liter. It is a cubic centimeter, and is equal to .061 of an English cubic inch, or to .0338 of an American fluid ounce.

Millimeter (n.) Alt. of Millimetre

Millimetre (n.) A

Millionary (a.) Of or pertaining to millions; consisting of millions; as, the millionary chronology of the pundits.

Millistere (n.) A liter, or cubic decimeter.

Milliweber (n.) The thousandth part of one weber.

Millwright (n.) A mechanic whose occupation is to build mills, or to set up their machinery.

Mimeograph (n.) An autographic stencil copying device invented by Edison.

Mimotannic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a variety of tannin or tannic acid found in Acacia, Mimosa, etc.

Minatorily (adv.) In a minatory manner; with threats.

Mince-meat (n.) Minced meat; meat chopped very fine; a mixture of boiled meat, suet, apples, etc., chopped very fine, to which spices and raisins are added; -- used in making mince pie.

Mineralist (n.) One versed in minerals; mineralogist.

Mineralize (v. t.) To transform into a mineral.

Mineralize (v. t.) To impregnate with a mineral; as, mineralized water.

Mineralize (v. i.) To go on an excursion for observing and collecting minerals; to mineralogize.

Mineralogy (n.) The science which treats of minerals, and teaches how to describe, distinguish, and classify them.

Mineralogy (n.) A treatise or book on this science.

Mingleable (a.) That can be mingled.

Minglement (n.) The act of mingling, or the state of being mixed.

Minglingly (adv.) In a mingling manner.

Miniardize (v. t.) To render delicate or dainty.

Minie ball () A conical rifle bullet, with a cavity in its base plugged with a piece of iron, which, by the explosion of the charge, is driven farther in, expanding the sides to fit closely the grooves of the barrel.

Minimizimg (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Minimize

Minionette (a.) Small; delicate.

Minionette (n.) A size of type between nonpareil and minion; -- used in ornamental borders, etc.

Minionlike (a. & adv.) Alt. of Minionly

Minionship (n.) State of being a minion.

Minishment (n.) The act of diminishing, or the state of being diminished; diminution.

Ministered (imp. & p. p.) of Minister

Ministracy (n.) Ministration.

Ministrant (a.) Performing service as a minister; attendant on service; acting under command; subordinate.

Ministrant (n.) One who ministers.

Ministress (n.) A woman who ministers.

Minoration (n.) A diminution.

Minorities (pl. ) of Minority

Minstrelsy (n.) The arts and occupation of minstrels; the singing and playing of a minstrel.

Minstrelsy (n.) Musical instruments.

Minstrelsy (n.) A collective body of minstrels, or musicians; also, a collective body of minstrels' songs.

Minuteness (n.) The quality of being minute.

Mirabilary (n.) One who, or a work which, narrates wonderful things; one who writes of wonders.

Mirabilite (n.) Native sodium sulphate; Glauber's salt.

Miraculize (v. t.) To cause to seem to be a miracle.

Miraculous (a.) Of the nature of a miracle; performed by supernatural power; effected by the direct agency of almighty power, and not by natural causes.

Miraculous (a.) Supernatural; wonderful.

Miraculous (a.) Wonder-working.

Mirificent (a.) Wonderful.

Misaccompt (v. t.) To account or reckon wrongly.

Misadvised (a.) Ill advised.

Misapplied (imp. & p. p.) of Misapply

Misarrange (v. t.) To place in a wrong order, or improper manner.

Misarcribe (v. t.) To ascribe wrongly.

Misbehaved (imp. & p. p.) of Misbehave

Misbehaved (a.) Guilty of ill behavior; illbred; rude.

Misbelieve (v. i.) To believe erroneously, or in a false religion.

Miscarried (imp. & p. p.) of Miscarry

Miscellane (n.) A mixture of two or more sorts of grain; -- now called maslin and meslin.

Miscellany (n.) A mass or mixture of various things; a medley; esp., a collection of compositions on various subjects.

Miscellany (a.) Miscellaneous; heterogeneous.

Miscensure (v. t.) To misjudge.

Miscensure (n.) Erroneous judgment.

Miscognize (v. t.) To fail to apprehend; to misunderstand.

Miscomfort (n.) Discomfort.

Miscompute (v. t.) To compute erroneously.

Misconceit (n.) Misconception.

Misconduct (n.) Wrong conduct; bad behavior; mismanagement.

Misconduct (v. t.) To conduct amiss; to mismanage.

Misconduct (v. i.) To behave amiss.

Miscontent (a.) Discontent.

Miscorrect (v. t.) To fail or err in attempting to correct.

Miscounsel (v. t.) To counsel or advise wrongly.

Miscreance (n.) Alt. of Miscreancy

Miscreancy (n.) The quality of being miscreant; adherence to a false religion; false faith.

Miscreated (a.) Formed unnaturally or illegitimately; deformed.

Miscredent (n.) A miscreant, or believer in a false religious doctrine.

Misdealing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Misdeal

Misedition (n.) An incorrect or spurious edition.

Miseducate (v. t.) To educate in a wrong manner.

Misentreat (v. t.) To treat wrongfully.

Miseration (n.) Commiseration.

Misexpound (v. t.) To expound erroneously.

Misfalling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Misfall

Misfashion (v. t.) To form wrongly.

Misfeature (n.) Ill feature.

Misfeeling (a.) Insensate.

Misforming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Misform

Misfortune (n.) Bad fortune or luck; calamity; an evil accident; disaster; mishap; mischance.

Misfortune (v. i.) To happen unluckily or unfortunately; to miscarry; to fail.

Misguiding (a.) Misleading.

Misimprove (v. t.) To use for a bad purpose; to abuse; to misuse; as, to misimprove time, talents, advantages, etc.


Misjoinder (n.) An incorrect union of parties or of causes of action in a procedure, criminal or civil.

Misleading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mislead

Misleading (a.) Leading astray; delusive.

Mismanager (n.) One who manages ill.

Mismeasure (v. t.) To measure or estimate incorrectly.

Misnurture (v. t.) To nurture or train wrongly; as, to misnurture children.

Misobserve (v. t.) To observe inaccurately; to mistake in observing.

Misogamist (n.) A hater of marriage.

Misogynist (n.) A woman hater.

Misogynous (a.) Hating women.

Misopinion (n.) Wrong opinion.

Misorderly (a.) Irregular; disorderly.

Misotheism (n.) Hatred of God.

Mispassion (n.) Wrong passion or feeling.

Misplacing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Misplace

Misprision (n.) The act of misprising; misapprehension; misconception; mistake.

Misprision (n.) Neglect; undervaluing; contempt.

Misprision (n.) A neglect, negligence, or contempt.

Misprofess (v. i.) To make a false profession; to make pretensions to skill which is not possessed.

Misprofess (v. t.) To make a false profession of.

Misreading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Misread

Misreceive (v. t.) To receive wrongly.

Misrecital (n.) An inaccurate recital.

Misseldine (n.) The mistletoe.

Missionary (n) One who is sent on a mission; especially, one sent to propagate religion.

Missionary (a.) Of or pertaining to missions; as, a missionary meeting; a missionary fund.

Misspelled (imp. & p. p.) of Misspell

Misspender (n.) One who misspends.

Missuccess (n.) Failure.

Mistakable (a.) Liable to be mistaken; capable of being misconceived.

Mistakenly (adv.) By mistake.

Mistelling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mistell

Misthought (n.) Erroneous thought; mistaken opinion; error.

Mistruster (n.) One who mistrusts.

Misusement (n.) Misuse.

Misworship (n.) Wrong or false worship; mistaken practices in religion.

Misworship (v. t.) To worship wrongly.

Miswrought (a.) Badly wrought.

Miszealous (a.) Mistakenly zealous.

Mithridate (n.) An antidote against poison, or a composition in form of an electuary, supposed to serve either as a remedy or a preservative against poison; an alexipharmic; -- so called from King Mithridates, its reputed inventor.

Mitigating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mitigate

Mitigation (n.) The act of mitigating, or the state of being mitigated; abatement or diminution of anything painful, harsh, severe, afflictive, or calamitous; as, the mitigation of pain, grief, rigor, severity, punishment, or penalty.

Mitigative (a.) Tending to mitigate; alleviating.

Mitigatory (a.) Tending to mitigate or alleviate; mitigative.

Mixogamous (a.) Pairing with several males; -- said of certain fishes of which several males accompany each female during spawning.

Mizzenmast (n.) The hindmost mast of a three-masted vessel, or of a yawl-rigged vessel.

Nibblingly (adv.) In a nibbling manner; cautiously.

Nickar nut () Alt. of Nickar tree

Nicker nut () A rounded seed, rather smaller than a nutmeg, having a hard smooth shell, and a yellowish or bluish color. The seeds grow in the prickly pods of tropical, woody climbers of the genus Caesalpinia. C. Bonduc has yellowish seeds; C. Bonducella, bluish gray.

Nicknaming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nickname

Nicolaitan (n.) One of certain corrupt persons in the early church at Ephesus, who are censured in rev. ii. 6, 15.

Nicotidine (n.) A complex, oily, nitrogenous base, isomeric with nicotine, and obtained by the reduction of certain derivatives of the pyridine group.

Nidamental (a.) Of, pertaining to, or baring, eggs or egg capsules; as, the nidament capsules of certain gastropods; nidamental glands. See Illust. of Dibranchiata.

Nidificate (v. i.) To make a nest.

Nidulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nidulate

Nidulation (n.) The time of remaining in the nest.

Niggardise (n.) Niggard

Niggardish (a.) Somewhat niggard.

Niggardous (a.) Niggardly.

Nightdress (n.) A nightgown.

Night-eyed (a.) Capable of seeing at night; sharp-eyed.

Nightshade (n.) A common name of many species of the genus Solanum, given esp. to the Solanum nigrum, or black nightshade, a low, branching weed with small white flowers and black berries reputed to be poisonous.

Nightshirt (n.) A kind of nightgown for men.

Nigrescent (a.) Growing black; changing to a black color; approaching to blackness.

Nihilistic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or characterized by, nihilism.

Nimbleness (n.) The quality of being nimble; lightness and quickness in motion; agility; swiftness.

Nincompoop (n.) A fool; a silly or stupid person.

Ninepences (pl. ) of Ninepence

Nineteenth (a.) Following the eighteenth and preceding the twentieth; coming after eighteen others.

Nineteenth (a.) Constituting or being one of nineteen equal parts into which anything is divided.

Nineteenth (n.) The quotient of a unit divided by nineteen; one of nineteen equal parts of anything.

Nineteenth (n.) The next in order after the eighteenth.

Nineteenth (n.) An interval of two octaves and a fifth.

Nipplewort (n.) A yellow-flowered composite herb (Lampsana communis), formerly used as an external application to the nipples of women; -- called also dock-cress.

Nitranilic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a complex organic acid produced as a white crystal

Nitrifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nitrify

Nitrometer (n.) An apparatus for determining the amount of nitrogen or some of its compounds in any substance subjected to analysis; an azotometer.

Nitrophnol (n.) Any one of a series of nitro derivatives of phenol. They are yellow oily or crystal

Nitrosylic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, nitrosyl; as, nitrosylic acid.

Pianissimo (a.) Very soft; -- a direction to execute a passage as softly as possible. (Abbrev. pp.)

Pianoforte (a.) A well-known musical instrument somewhat resembling the harpsichord, and consisting of a series of wires of graduated length, thickness, and tension, struck by hammers moved by keys.

Pianograph (n.) A form of melodiograph applied to a piano.

Picaresque (a.) Applied to that class of literature in which the principal personage is the Spanish picaro, meaning a rascal, a knave, a rogue, an adventurer.

Picayunish (a.) Petty; paltry; mean; as, a picayunish business.

Piccadilly (n.) A high, stiff collar for the neck; also, a hem or band about the skirt of a garment, -- worn by men in the 17th century.

Piccalilli (n.) A pickle of various vegetables with pungent species, -- originally made in the East Indies.

Pichiciago (n.) A small, burrowing, South American edentate (Chlamyphorus truncatus), allied to the armadillos. The shell is attached only along the back.

Piciformes (n. pl.) A group of birds including the woodpeckers, toucans, barbets, colies, kingfishes, hornbills, and some other related groups.

Pickaninny (n.) A small child; especially, a negro or mulatto infant.

Pickedness (n.) The state of being sharpened; pointedness.

Pickedness (n.) Fineness; spruceness; smartness.

Pickeering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pickeer

Pick-fault (n.) One who seeks out faults.

Pickpocket (n.) One who steals purses or other articles from pockets.

Picnicking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Picnic

Picrotoxin (n.) A bitter white crystal

Pictograph (n.) A picture or hieroglyph representing and expressing an idea.

Pictorical (a.) Pictorial.

Picturable (a.) Capable of being pictured, or represented by a picture.

Picturized (imp. & p. p.) of Picturize

Pierceable (a.) That may be pierced.

Piezometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the compressibility of liquids.

Piezometer (n.) A gauge connected with a water main to show the pressure at that point.

Pigeonfoot (n.) The dove's-foot geranium (Geranium molle).

Pigeonhole (n.) A small compartment in a desk or case for the keeping of letters, documents, etc.; -- so called from the resemblance of a row of them to the compartments in a dovecote.

Pigeonhole (v. t.) To place in the pigeonhole of a case or cabinet; hence, to put away; to lay aside indefinitely; as, to pigeonhole a letter or a report.

Pigeontoed (a.) Having the toes turned in.

Pig-headed (a.) Having a head like a pig; hence, figuratively: stupidity obstinate; perverse; stubborn.

Pigmentary (a.) Of or pertaining to pigments; furnished with pigments.

Pigmentous (a.) Pigmental.

Pigwidgeon (n.) A cant word for anything petty or small. It is used by Drayton as the name of a fairy.

Pilastered (a.) Furnished with pilasters.

Pilorhizae (pl. ) of Pileorhiza

Pileorhiza (n.) A cap of cells which covers the growing extremity of a root; a rootcap.

Pilgrimage (n.) The journey of a pilgrim; a long journey; especially, a journey to a shrine or other sacred place. Fig., the journey of human life.

Pilgrimage (n.) A tedious and wearisome time.

Pilgrimize (v. i.) To wander as a pilgrim; to go on a pilgrimage.

Piliferous (a.) Bearing a single slender bristle, or hair.

Piliferous (a.) Beset with hairs.

Piligerous (a.) Bearing hair; covered with hair or down; piliferous.

Pillorying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pillory

Pillowcase (n.) A removable case or covering for a pillow, usually of white

Pi?a cloth () A fine material for ladies' shawls, scarfs, handkerchiefs, etc., made from the fiber of the pineapple leaf, and perhaps from other fibrous tropical leaves. It is delicate, soft, and transparent, with a slight tinge of pale yellow.

Pinakothek (n.) Pinacotheca.

Pinchingly (adv.) In a pinching way.

Pinchpenny (n.) A miserly person.

Pincushion (n.) A small cushion, in which pins may be stuck for use.

Pindarical (a.) Pindaric.

Pinenchyma (n.) Tabular parenchyma, a form of cellular tissue in which the cells are broad and flat, as in some kinds of epidermis.

Pinfeather (n.) A feather not fully developed; esp., a rudimentary feather just emerging through the skin.

Pinguicula (n.) See Butterwort.

Pinguitude (n.) Fatness; a growing fat; obesity.

Pink stern () See Chebacco, and 1st Pink.

Pinnacling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pinnacle

Pinnatifid (a.) Divided in a pinnate manner, with the divisions not reaching to the midrib.

Pinnatiped (a.) Having the toes bordered by membranes; fin-footed, as certain birds.

Pinnatiped (n.) Any bird which has the toes bordered by membranes.

Pinnigrada (n. pl.) Same as Pinnipedia.

Pinnigrade (n.) An animal of the seal tribe, moving by short feet that serve as paddles.

Pinnipedes (n. pl.) Same as Steganopodes.

Pinnipedia (n. pl.) A suborder of aquatic carnivorous mammals including the seals and walruses; -- opposed to Fissipedia.

Pinnothere (n.) A crab of the genus pinnotheres. See Oyster crab, under Oyster.

Pinnulated (a.) Having pinnules.

Pin-tailed (a.) Having a tapered tail, with the middle feathers longest; -- said of birds.

Pioneering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pioneer

Pipal tree () Same as Peepul tree.

Pipe layer () One who lays conducting pipes in the ground, as for water, gas, etc.

Pipe layer () A politician who works in secret; -- in this sense, usually written as one word.

Pipelaying () Alt. of Pipe laying

Piperidine (n.) An oily liquid alkaloid, C5H11N, having a hot, peppery, ammoniacal odor. It is related to pyridine, and is obtained by the decomposition of piperine.

Piperylene (n.) A hydrocarbon obtained by decomposition of certain piperidine derivatives.

Pipsissewa (n.) A low evergreen plant (Chimaphila umbellata), with narrow, wedge-lanceolate leaves, and an umbel of pretty nodding fragrant blossoms. It has been used in nephritic diseases. Called also prince's pine.

Pirouetted (imp. & p. p.) of Pirouette

Pistillate (a.) Having a pistil or pistils; -- usually said of flowers having pistils but no stamens.

Pistillida (pl. ) of Pistillidium

Pistillody (n.) The metamorphosis of other organs into pistils.

Pitch-dark (a.) Dark as a pitch; pitch-black.

Pitcherful (n.) The quantity a pitcher will hold.

Pitchiness (n.) Blackness, as of pitch; darkness.

Pitchstone (n.) An igneous rock of semiglassy nature, having a luster like pitch.

Pitfalling (a.) Entrapping; insnaring.

Pityriasis (n.) A superficial affection of the skin, characterized by irregular patches of thin scales which are shed in branlike particles.

Ribaldrous (a.) Of a ribald quality.

Ribaudrous (a.) Filthy; obscene; ribald.

Ribbonwood (n.) A malvaceous tree (Hoheria populnea) of New Zealand, the bark of which is used for cordage.

Rice-shell (n.) Any one of numerous species of small white polished marine shells of the genus Olivella.

Ricinoleic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a fatty acid analogous to oleic acid, obtained from castor oil as an oily substance, C/H/O/ with a harsh taste. Formerly written ricinolic.

Ricinolein (n.) The glycerin salt of ricinoleic acid, occuring as a characteristic constituent of castor oil; -- formerly called palmin.

Ridgepiece (n.) Alt. of Ridgeplate

Ridgeplate (n.) See Ridgepole.

Ridiculing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ridicule

Ridiculize (v. t.) To make ridiculous; to ridicule.

Ridiculous (a.) Fitted to excite ridicule; absurd and laughable; unworthy of serious consideration; as, a ridiculous dress or behavior.

Ridiculous (a.) Involving or expressing ridicule.

Rightfully (adv.) According to right or justice.

Right-hand (a.) Situated or being on the right; nearer the right hand than the left; as, the right-hand side, room, or road.

Right-hand (a.) Chiefly relied on; almost indispensable.

Rigidulous (a.) Somewhat rigid or stiff; as, a rigidulous bristle.

Rinderpest (n.) A highly contagious distemper or murrain, affecting neat cattle, and less commonly sheep and goats; -- called also cattle plague, Russian cattle plague, and steppe murrain.

Ringleader (n.) The leader of a circle of dancers; hence, the leader of a number of persons acting together; the leader of a herd of animals.

Ringleader (n.) Opprobriously, a leader of a body of men engaged in the violation of law or in an illegal enterprise, as rioters, mutineers, or the like.

Ringmaster (n.) One in charge of the performances (as of horses) within the ring in a circus.

Ripidolite (n.) A translucent mineral of a green color and micaceous structure, belonging to the chlorite group; a hydrous silicate of alumina, magnesia, and iron; -- called also clinochlore.

Ripplingly (adv.) In a rippling manner.

Riprapping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Riprap

Risibility (n.) The quality of being risible; as, risibility is peculiar to the human species.

Ritardando (a.) Retarding; -- a direction for slower time; rallentado.

Ritornelle (n.) Alt. of Ritornello

Ritornello (n.) A short return or repetition; a concluding symphony to an air, often consisting of the burden of the song.

Ritornello (n.) A short intermediate symphony, or instrumental passage, in the course of a vocal piece; an interlude.

Rix-dollar (n.) A name given to several different silver coins of Denmark, Holland, Sweden,, NOrway, etc., varying in value from about 30 cents to $1.10; also, a British coin worth about 36 cents, used in Ceylon and at the Cape of Good Hope. See Rigsdaler, Riksdaler, and Rixdaler.

Sialogogue (n.) An agent which promotes the flow of saliva.

Sibilation (n.) Utterance with a hissing sound; also, the sound itself; a hiss.

Sibilatory (a.) Hissing; sibilant.

Sicilienne (n.) A kind of rich poplin.

Sickerness (n.) Alt. of Sikerness

Sicklebill (n.) Any one of three species of humming birds of the genus Eutoxeres, native of Central and South America. They have a long and strongly curved bill. Called also the sickle-billed hummer.

Sicklebill (n.) A curlew.

Sicklebill (n.) A bird of the genus Epimachus and allied genera.

Sicklewort (n.) A plant of the genus Coronilla (C. scorpioides); -- so named from its curved pods.

Sicklewort (n.) The healall (Brunella vulgaris).


Sideration (n.) The state of being siderated, or planet-struck; esp., blast in plants; also, a sudden and apparently causeless stroke of disease, as in apoplexy or paralysis.

Siderolite (n.) A kind of meteorite. See under Meteorite.

Siderostat (n.) An apparatus consisting essentially of a mirror moved by clockwork so as to throw the rays of the sun or a star in a fixed direction; -- a more general term for heliostat.

Sidesaddle (n.) A saddle for women, in which the rider sits with both feet on one side of the animal mounted.

Side-wheel (a.) Having a paddle wheel on each side; -- said of steam vessels; as, a side-wheel steamer.

Sidewinder (n.) See Horned rattler, under Horned.

Sidewinder (n.) A heavy swinging blow from the side, which disables an adversary.

Sifflement (n.) The act of whistling or hissing; a whistling sound; sibilation.

Sigaultian (a.) Pertaining to Sigault, a French physician. See Symphyseotomy.

Sight-hole (n.) A hole for looking through; a peephole.

Sightproof (a.) Undiscoverable to sight.

Sight-seer (n.) One given to seeing sights or noted things, or eager for novelties or curiosities.

Sight-shot (n.) Distance to which the sight can reach or be thrown.

Sigillaria (n. pl.) Little images or figures of earthenware exposed for sale, or given as presents, on the last two days of the Saturnalia; hence, the last two, or the sixth and seventh, days of the Saturnalia.

Sigillaria (n.) A genus of fossil trees principally found in the coal formation; -- so named from the seallike leaf scars in vertical rows on the surface.

Sigillarid (n.) One of an extinct family of cryptagamous trees, including the genus Sigillaria and its allies.

Sigillated (a.) Decorated by means of stamps; -- said of pottery.

Signalling () of Signal

Signalized (imp. & p. p.) of Signalize

Signalment (n.) The act of signaling, or of signalizing; hence, description by peculiar, appropriate, or characteristic marks.

Signifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Signify

Signiorize (v. t.) To exercise dominion over; to lord it over.

Signiorize (v. i.) To exercise dominion; to seigniorize.

Silentiary (n.) One appointed to keep silence and order in court; also, one sworn not to divulge secrets of state.

Silentious (a.) Habitually silent; taciturn; reticent.

Silentness (n.) State of being silent; silence.

Silhouette (n.) A representation of the out

Silhouette (v. t.) To represent by a silhouette; to project upon a background, so as to be like a silhouette.

Silicified (a.) Combined or impregnated with silicon or silica, especially the latter; as, silicified wood.

Silicified (imp. & p. p.) of Silicify

Silicoidea (n. pl.) An extensive order of Porifera, which includes those that have the skeleton composed mainly of siliceous fibers or spicules.

Siliculose (a.) Bearing silicles; pertaining to, or resembling, silicles.

Siliculose (a.) Full of, or consisting of, husks; husky.

Siliginose (a.) Made of fine wheat.

Siluroidei (n. pl.) An order of fishes, the Nematognathi.

Silverback (n.) The knot.

Silverbill (n.) An Old World finch of the genus Minia, as the M. Malabarica of India, and M. cantans of Africa.

Silverboom (n.) See Leucadendron.

Silverfish (n.) The tarpum.

Silverfish (n.) A white variety of the goldfish.

Silverized (imp. & p. p.) of Silverize

Silverless (a.) Having no silcver; hence, without money; impecunious.

Silverling (n.) A small silver coin.

Silverspot (n.) Any one of numerous species of butterflies of the genus Argynnis and allied genera, having silvery spots on the under side of the wings. See Illust. under Aphrodite.

Silverware (n.) Dishes, vases, ornaments, and utensils of various sorts, made of silver.

Silverweed (n.) A perennial rosaceous herb (Potentilla Anserina) having the leaves silvery white beneath.

Similarity (n.) The quality or state of being similar; likeness; resemblance; as, a similarity of features.

Similative (a.) Implying or indicating likeness or resemblance.

Similitude (n.) The quality or state of being similar or like; resemblance; likeness; similarity; as, similitude of substance.

Similitude (n.) The act of likening, or that which likens, one thing to another; fanciful or imaginative comparison; a simile.

Similitude (n.) That which is like or similar; a representation, semblance, or copy; a facsimile.

Simoniacal (a.) Of or pertaining to simony; guilty of simony; consisting of simony.

Simpleness (n.) The quality or state of being simple; simplicity.

Simplician (n.) One who is simple.

Simplicity (n.) The quality or state of being simple, unmixed, or uncompounded; as, the simplicity of metals or of earths.

Simplicity (n.) The quality or state of being not complex, or of consisting of few parts; as, the simplicity of a machine.

Simplicity (n.) Artlessness of mind; freedom from cunning or duplicity; lack of acuteness and sagacity.

Simplicity (n.) Freedom from artificial ornament, pretentious style, or luxury; plainness; as, simplicity of dress, of style, or of language; simplicity of diet; simplicity of life.

Simplicity (n.) Freedom from subtlety or abstruseness; clearness; as, the simplicity of a doctrine; the simplicity of an explanation or a demonstration.

Simplicity (n.) Weakness of intellect; sil

Simplified (imp. & p. p.) of Simplify

Simplistic (a.) Of or pertaining to simples, or a simplist.

Simulacher (n.) Alt. of Simulachre

Simulachre (n.) See Simulacrum.

Simulacrum (n.) A likeness; a semblance; a mock appearance; a sham; -- now usually in a derogatory sense.

Simulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Simulate

Simulation (n.) The act of simulating, or assuming an appearance which is feigned, or not true; -- distinguished from dissimulation, which disguises or conceals what is true.

Simulatory (a.) Simulated, or capable of being simulated.

Sinapoleic (a.) Of or pertaining to mustard oil; specifically, designating an acid of the oleic acid series said to occur in mistard oil.


Sincipital (a.) Of or pertaining to the sinciput; being in the region of the sinciput.

Sinecurism (n.) The state of having a sinecure.

Sinecurist (n.) One who has a sinecure.

Sinewiness (n.) Quality of being sinewy.

Singhalese (n. & a.) Same as Cingalese.

Singleness (n.) The quality or state of being single, or separate from all others; the opposite of doubleness, complication, or multiplicity.

Singleness (n.) Freedom from duplicity, or secondary and selfish ends; purity of mind or purpose; simplicity; sincerity; as, singleness of purpose; singleness of heart.

Singletree (n.) The pivoted or swinging bar to which the traces of a harnessed horse are fixed; a whiffletree.

Singularly (adv.) In a singular manner; in a manner, or to a degree, not common to others; extraordinarily; as, to be singularly exact in one's statements; singularly considerate of others.

Singularly (adv.) Strangely; oddly; as, to behave singularly.

Singularly (adv.) So as to express one, or the singular number.

Singultous (a.) Relating to, or affected with, hiccough.

Sinisterly (adv.) In a sinister manner.

Sinistrous (a.) Being on the left side; inc

Sinistrous (a.) Wrong; absurd; perverse.

Sinologist (n.) A sinologue.

Sinusoidal (a.) Of or pertaining to a sinusoid; like a sinusoid.

Siogoonate (n.) See Shogunate.

Siphonarid (n.) Any one of numerous species of limpet-shaped pulmonate gastropods of the genus Siphonaria. They cling to rocks between high and low water marks and have both lunglike organs and gills.

Siphoniata (n. pl.) Same as Siphonata.

Siphonifer (n.) Any cephalopod having a siphonate shell.

Siphuncled (a.) Having a siphuncle; siphunculated.

Sisal hemp () The prepared fiber of the Agave Americana, or American aloe, used for cordage; -- so called from Sisal, a port in Yucatan. See Sisal hemp, under Hemp.

Sismograph (n.) See Seismograph.

Sismometer (n.) See Seismometer.

Sisterhood (n.) The state or relation of being a sister; the office or duty of a sister.

Sisterhood (n.) A society of sisters; a society of women united in one faith or order; sisters, collectively.

Sitophobia (n.) A version to food; refusal to take nourishment.

Six-footer (n.) One who is six feet tall.

Sixteenmos (pl. ) of Sixteenmo

Tibicinate (v. i.) To play on a tibia, or pipe.

Tibiotarsi (pl. ) of Tibiotarsus

Tickleness (n.) Unsteadiness.

Ticpolonga (n.) A very venomous viper (Daboia Russellii), native of Ceylon and India; -- called also cobra monil.

Tidewaiter (n.) A customhouse officer who watches the landing of goods from merchant vessels, in order to secure payment of duties.

Tiers etat () The third estate, or commonalty, in France, answering to the commons in Great Britain; -- so called in distinction from, and as inferior to, the nobles and clergy.

Tiger-foot (n.) Same as Tiger's-foot.

Tightening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tighten

Tile-drain (v. t.) To drain by means of tiles; to furnish with a tile drain.

Tiliaceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a natural order of plants (Tiliaceae) of which the linden (Tilia) is the type. The order includes many plants which furnish a valuable fiber, as the jute.

Tillandsia (n.) A genus of epiphytic endogenous plants found in the Southern United States and in tropical America. Tillandsia usneoides, called long moss, black moss, Spanish moss, and Florida moss, has a very slender pendulous branching stem, and forms great hanging tufts on the branches of trees. It is often used for stuffing mattresses.

Timberhead (n.) The top end of a timber, rising above the gunwale, and serving for belaying ropes, etc.; -- called also kevel head.

Timberling (n.) A small tree.

Timberwork (n.) Work made of timbers.

Timbrelled (a.) Sung to the sound of the timbrel.

Timekeeper (n.) A clock, watch, or other chronometer; a timepiece.

Timekeeper (n.) A person who keeps, marks, regulates, or determines the time.

Timekeeper (n.) A person who keeps a record of the time spent by workmen at their work.

Timekeeper (n.) One who gives the time for the departure of conveyances.

Timekeeper (n.) One who marks the time in musical performances.

Timekeeper (n.) One appointed to mark and declare the time of participants in races or other contests.

Timelessly (adv.) In a timeless manner; unseasonably.


Timesaving (a.) Saving time; as, a timesaving expedient.

Timeserver (n.) One who adapts his opinions and manners to the times; one who obsequiously compiles with the ruling power; -- now used only in a bad sense.

Time-table (n.) A tabular statement of the time at which, or within which, several things are to take place, as the recitations in a school, the departure and arrival of railroad trains or other public conveyances, the rise and fall of the tides, etc.

Time-table (n.) A plane surface divided in one direction with

Time-table (n.) A table showing the notation, length, or duration of the several notes.

Timocratic (a.) Belonging to, or constituted by, timocracy.

Tinctorial (a.) Of or relating to color or colors; imparting a color; as, tinctorial matter.

Tincturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tincture

Tinselling () of Tinsel

Tinternell (n.) A certain old dance.

Tirailleur (n.) Formerly, a member of an independent body of marksmen in the French army. They were used sometimes in front of the army to annoy the enemy, sometimes in the rear to check his pursuit. The term is now applied to all troops acting as skirmishers.

Tire-women (pl. ) of Tire-woman

Tire-woman (n.) A lady's maid.

Tire-woman (n.) A dresser in a theater.

Tirralirra (n.) A verbal imitation of a musical sound, as of the note of a lark or a horn.

Tithingmen (pl. ) of Tithingman

Tithingman (n.) The chief man of a tithing; a headborough; one elected to preside over the tithing.

Tithingman (n.) A peace officer; an under constable.

Tithingman (n.) A parish officer elected annually to preserve good order in the church during divine service, to make complaint of any disorderly conduct, and to enforce the observance of the Sabbath.

Titillated (imp. & p. p.) of Titillate

Title-page (n.) The page of a book which contains it title.

Tittimouse (n.) Titmouse.

Titubation (n.) The act of stumbling, rocking, or rolling; a reeling.

Titularity (n.) The quality or state of being titular.

Titularies (pl. ) of Titulary

Viatecture (n.) The art of making roads or ways for traveling, including the construction of bridges, canals, viaducts, etc.

Viatometer (n.) A viameter.

Vibraculum (n.) One of the movable, slender, spinelike organs or parts with which certain bryozoans are furnished. They are regarded as specially modified zooids, of nearly the same nature as Avicularia.

Vibroscope (n.) An instrument for observing or tracing vibrations.

Vibroscope (n.) An instrument resembling the phenakistoscope.

Vicegerent (a.) Having or exercising delegated power; acting by substitution, or in the place of another.

Vicegerent (a.) Having or exercising delegated power; acting by substitution, or in the place of another.

Vicegerent (n.) An officer who is deputed by a superior, or by proper authority, to exercise the powers of another; a lieutenant; a vicar.

Vice-regal (a.) Of or pertaining to a viceroy or viceroyalty.

Vicontiels (n. pl.) Things belonging to the sheriff; especially, farms (called also vicontiel rents) for which the sheriff used to pay rent to the king.

Victimized (imp. & p. p.) of Victimize

Victorious (a.) Of or pertaining to victory, or a victor' being a victor; bringing or causing a victory; conquering; winning; triumphant; as, a victorious general; victorious troops; a victorious day.

Victualled () of Victual

Victualing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Victual

Victualage (n.) Victuals; food.

Victualing (a.) Of or pertaining to victuals, or provisions; supplying provisions; as, a victualing ship.

Vida finch () The whidah bird.

Vigilantly (adv.) In a vigilant manner.

Villainous (a.) Base; vile; mean; depraved; as, a villainous person or wretch.

Villainous (a.) Proceeding from, or showing, extreme depravity; suited to a villain; as, a villainous action.

Villainous (a.) Sorry; mean; mischievous; -- in a familiar sense.

Villainies (pl. ) of Villainy

Villanelle (pl. ) of Villanella

Villanella (n.) An old rustic dance, accompanied with singing.

Villanelle (n.) A poem written in tercets with but two rhymes, the first and third verse of the first stanza alternating as the third verse in each successive stanza and forming a couplet at the close.

Villanette (n.) A small villa.

Villanized (imp. & p. p.) of Villanize

Villanizer (n.) One who villanizes.

Vincentian (a.) Of or pertaining to Saint Vincent de Paul, or founded by him.

Vincentian (n.) Same as Lazarist.

Vincentian (n.) A member of certain charitable sisterhoods.

Vincetoxin (n.) A glucoside extracted from the root of the white swallowwort (Vincetoxicum officinale, a plant of the Asclepias family) as a bitter yellow amorphous substance; -- called also asclepiadin, and cynanchin.

Vindemiate (v. i.) To gather the vintage.

Vindicable (a.) Capable of being vindicated.

Vindicated (imp. & p. p.) of Vindicate

Vindicator (n.) One who vindicates; one who justifies or maintains.

Vindictive (a.) Disposed to revenge; prompted or characterized by revenge; revengeful.

Vindictive (a.) Punitive.

Violaceous (a.) Resembling violets in color; bluish purple.

Violaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants, of which the violet is the type. It contains about twenty genera and two hundred and fifty species.

Violascent (a.) Violescent.

Violescent (a.) Tending to a violet color; violascent.

Violet-tip (n.) A very handsome American butterfly (Polygonia interrogationis). Its wings are mottled with various shades of red and brown and have violet tips.

Viperoidea (n. pl.) Alt. of Viperoides

Viperoides (n. pl.) A division of serpents which includes the true vipers of the Old World and the rattlesnakes and moccasin snakes of America; -- called also Viperina.

Viraginian (a.) Of or pertaining to a virago; having the qualities of a virago.

Viraginity (n.) The qualities or characteristics of a virago.

Virescence () The act or state of becoming green through the formation of chlorophyll.

Virginhood (n.) Virginity; maidenhood.

Viripotent (a.) Developed in manhood; hence, able to beget; marriageable.

Virtuality (n.) The quality or state of being virtual.

Virtuality (n.) Potentiality; efficacy; potential existence.

Virtueless (a.) Destitute of virtue; without efficacy or operating qualities; powerless.

Virtuosity (n.) The quality or state of being a virtuoso; in a bad sense, the character of one in whom mere artistic feeling or aesthetic cultivation takes the place of religious character; sentimentalism.

Virtuosity (n.) Virtuosos, collectively.

Virtuosity (n.) An art or study affected by virtuosos.

Virulented (a.) Made virulent; poisoned.

Virulently (adv.) In a virulent manner.

Viscerated (imp. & p. p.) of Viscerate

Viscountcy (n.) The dignity or jurisdiction of a viscount.

Visibility (n.) The quality or state of being visible.

Visionless (a.) Destitute of vision; sightless.

Visitation (n.) The act of visiting, or the state of being visited; access for inspection or examination.

Visitation (n.) Specifically: The act of a superior or superintending officer who, in the discharge of his office, visits a corporation, college, etc., to examine into the manner in which it is conducted, and see that its laws and regulations are duly observed and executed; as, the visitation of a diocese by a bishop.

Visitation (n.) The object of a visit.

Visitation (n.) The act of a naval commander who visits, or enters on board, a vessel belonging to another nation, for the purpose of ascertaining her character and object, but without claiming or exercising a right of searching the vessel. It is, however, usually coupled with the right of search (see under Search), visitation being used for the purpose of search.

Visitation (n.) Special dispensation; communication of divine favor and goodness, or, more usually, of divine wrath and vengeance; retributive calamity; retribution; judgment.

Visitation (n.) A festival in honor of the visit of the Virgin Mary to Elisabeth, mother of John the Baptist, celebrated on the second of July.

Visitorial (a.) Same as Visitatorial.

Vitalistic (a.) Pertaining to, or involving, vitalism, or the theory of a special vital principle.

Vitalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vitalize

Viticulose (a.) Having long and slender trailing stems.

Vitrescent (a.) Capable of being formed into glass; tending to become glass.

Vitrifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vitrify

Vitriolate (v. t.) To convert into, or change to, a vitriol; to make into sulphuric acid or a sulphate.

Vitriolate (v. t.) To subject to the action of, or impregnate with, vitriol.

Vitriolate (a.) Vitriolated.

Vitriolate (n.) A sulphate.

Vitriolize (v. t.) To convert into a vitriol; to vitriolate.

Vitriolous (a.) See Vitriolic.

Vituperate (v. t.) To find fault with; to scold; to overwhelm with wordy abuse; to censure severely or abusively; to rate.

Vivandiere (n.) In Continental armies, especially in the French army, a woman accompanying a regiment, who sells provisions and liquor to the soldiers; a female sutler.

Vivificate (v. t.) To give life to; to animate; to revive; to vivify.

Vivificate (v. t.) To bring back a metal to the metallic form, as from an oxide or solution; to reduce.

Viviparity (n.) The quality or condition of being viviparous.

Viviparous (a.) Producing young in a living state, as most mammals, or as those plants the offspring of which are produced alive, either by bulbs instead of seeds, or by the seeds themselves germinating on the plant, instead of falling, as they usually do; -- opposed to oviparous.

Vivisector (n.) A vivisectionist.

Wickedness (n.) The quality or state of being wicked; departure from the rules of the divine or the moral law; evil disposition or practices; immorality; depravity; sinfulness.

Wickedness (n.) A wicked thing or act; crime; sin; iniquity.

Wickerwork (n.) A texture of osiers, twigs, or rods; articles made of such a texture.

Wide-awake (a.) Fully awake; not drowsy or dull; hence, knowing; keen; alert.

Wide-awake (n.) A broad-brimmed, low-crowned felt hat.

Widespread (a.) Spread to a great distance; widely extended; extending far and wide; as, widespread wings; a widespread movement.

Widow bird () See Whidan bird.

Widow-wail (n.) A low, narrowleaved evergreen shrub (Cneorum tricoccon) found in Southern Europe.

Wildebeest (n.) The gnu.

Wilderment (n.) The state of being bewildered; confusion; bewilderment.

Wilderness (v. t.) A tract of land, or a region, uncultivated and uninhabited by human beings, whether a forest or a wide, barren plain; a wild; a waste; a desert; a pathless waste of any kind.

Wilderness (v. t.) A disorderly or neglected place.

Wilderness (v. t.) Quality or state of being wild; wildness.

Wilfulness (n.) See Willful, Willfully, and Willfulness.

Wind-break (v. t.) To break the wind of; to cause to lose breath; to exhaust.

Wind-break (n.) A clump of trees serving for a protection against the force of wind.

Windfallen (a.) Blown down by the wind.

Windflower (n.) The anemone; -- so called because formerly supposed to open only when the wind was blowing. See Anemone.

Windowless (a.) Destitute of a window.

Windowpane (n.) See Pane, n., (3) b.

Windowpane (n.) A thin, spotted American turbot (Pleuronectes maculatus) remarkable for its translucency. It is not valued as a food fish. Called also spotted turbot, daylight, spotted sand flounder, and water flounder.

Wind-plant (n.) A windflower.

Windrowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Windrow

Winebibber (n.) One who drinks much wine.

Wing-shell (n.) Any one of various species of marine bivalve shells belonging to the genus Avicula, in which the hinge border projects like a wing.

Wing-shell (n.) Any marine gastropod shell of the genus Strombus. See Strombus.

Wing-shell (n.) Any pteropod shell.

Winterkill (v. t.) To kill by the cold, or exposure to the inclemency of winter; as, the wheat was winterkilled.

Winter-rig (v. t.) To fallow or till in winter.

Wintertide (n.) Winter time.

Winterweed (n.) A kind of speedwell (Veronica hederifolia) which spreads chiefly in winter.

Wistonwish (n.) See Wishtonwish.

Witchcraft (n.) The practices or art of witches; sorcery; enchantments; intercourse with evil spirits.

Witchcraft (n.) Power more than natural; irresistible influence.

Witcheries (pl. ) of Witchery

Witch-tree (n.) The witch-hazel.

Withdrawal (n.) The act of withdrawing; withdrawment; retreat; retraction.

Withdrawer (n.) One who withdraws; one who takes back, or retracts.

Witherband (n.) A piece of iron in a saddle near a horse's withers, to strengthen the bow.

Witherling (n.) A withered person; one who is decrepit.

Withholden () of Withhold

Withholder (n.) One who withholds.

Withinside (adv.) In the inner parts; inside.

Witnessing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Witness

Xiphoidian (a.) Xiphoid.

Zigzagging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Zigzag

Zigzaggery (n.) The quality or state of being zigzag; crookedness.

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