10 letter words whose second letter is O
Boastingly (adv.) Boastfully; with boasting.
Boat shell () A marine gastropod of the genus Crepidula. The species are numerous. It is so named from its form and interior deck.
Boat shell () A marine univalve shell of the genus Cymba.
Bobbinwork (n.) Work woven with bobbins.
Bob-cherry (n.) A play among children, in which a cherry, hung so as to bob against the mouth, is to be caught with the teeth.
Bogtrotter (n.) One who lives in a boggy country; -- applied in derision to the lowest class of Irish.
Bohun upas () See Upas.
Bois d'arc () The Osage orange (Maclura aurantiaca).
Bois durci () A hard, highly polishable composition, made of fine sawdust from hard wood (as rosewood) mixed with blood, and pressed.
Boisterous (a.) Rough or rude; unbending; unyielding; strong; powerful.
Boisterous (a.) Exhibiting tumultuous violence and fury; acting with noisy turbulence; violent; rough; stormy.
Boisterous (a.) Noisy; rough; turbulent; as, boisterous mirth; boisterous behavior.
Boisterous (a.) Vehement; excessive.
Bold eagle () an Australian eagle (Aquila audax), which destroys lambs and even the kangaroo.
Bold-faced (a.) Somewhat impudent; lacking modesty; as, a bold-faced woman.
Bold-faced (a.) Having a conspicuous or heavy face.
Bolstering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bolster
Bombarding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bombard
Bombardier (n.) One who used or managed a bombard; an artilleryman; a gunner.
Bombardier (n.) A noncommissioned officer in the British artillery.
Bombardman (n.) One who carried liquor or beer in a can or bombard.
Bombylious (a.) Buzzing, like a bumblebee; as, the bombylious noise of the horse fly.
Bon-accord (n.) Good will; good fellowship; agreement.
Bondholder (n.) A person who holds the bonds of a public or private corporation for the payment of money at a certain time.
Bondswoman (n.) See Bondwoman.
Bonesetter (n.) One who sets broken or dislocated bones; -- commonly applied to one, not a regular surgeon, who makes an occupation of setting bones.
Bonnetless (a.) Without a bonnet.
Bon Silene () A very fragrant tea rose with petals of various shades of pink.
Bon vivant (p. pr.) A good fellow; a jovial companion; a free liver.
Bookbinder (n.) One whose occupation is to bind books.
Bookholder (n.) A prompter at a theater.
Bookholder (n.) A support for a book, holding it open, while one reads or copies from it.
Bookkeeper (n.) One who keeps accounts; one who has the charge of keeping the books and accounts in an office.
Bookmonger (n.) A dealer in books.
Bookseller (n.) One who sells books.
Boomslange (n.) A large South African tree snake (Bucephalus Capensis). Although considered venomous by natives, it has no poison fangs.
Boragewort (n.) Plant of the Borage family.
Bordraging (n.) An incursion upon the borders of a country; a raid.
Borsholder (a.) The head or chief of a tithing, or borough (see 2d Borough); the headborough; a parish constable.
Boswellian (a.) Relating to, or characteristic of, Boswell, the biographer of Dr. Johnson.
Boswellism (n.) The style of Boswell.
Botanizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Botanize
Botanology (n.) The science of botany.
Botany Bay () A harbor on the east coast of Australia, and an English convict settlement there; -- so called from the number of new plants found on its shore at its discovery by Cook in 1770.
Bothersome (a.) Vexatious; causing bother; causing trouble or perplexity; troublesome.
Both-hands (n.) A factotum.
Botryoidal (a.) Having the form of a bunch of grapes; like a cluster of grapes, as a mineral presenting an aggregation of small spherical or spheroidal prominences.
Botryolite (n.) A variety of datolite, usually having a botryoidal structure.
Bottlehead (n.) A cetacean allied to the grampus; -- called also bottle-nosed whale.
Bottomless (a.) Without a bottom; hence, fathomless; baseless; as, a bottomless abyss.
Botuliform (a.) Having the shape of a sausage.
Bouncingly (adv.) With a bounce.
Boundaries (pl. ) of Boundary
Bountihead (n.) Alt. of Bountyhood
Bountyhood (n.) Goodness; generosity.
Bourbonism (n.) The principles of those adhering to the house of Bourbon; obstinate conservatism.
Bourbonist (n.) One who adheres to the house of Bourbon; a legitimist.
Bournonite (n.) A mineral of a steel-gray to black color and metallic luster, occurring crystallized, often in twin crystals shaped like cogwheels (wheel ore), also massive. It is a sulphide of antimony, lead, and copper.
Bovey coal () A kind of mineral coal, or brown lignite, burning with a weak flame, and generally a disagreeable odor; -- found at Bovey Tracey, Devonshire, England. It is of geological age of the oolite, and not of the true coal era.
Bower bird () An Australian bird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus / holosericeus), allied to the starling, which constructs singular bowers or playhouses of twigs and decorates them with bright-colored objects; the satin bird.
Bow-pencil (n.) Bow-compasses, one leg of which carries a pencil.
Boxhauling (n.) A method of going from one tack to another. See Boxhaul.
Boycotting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Boycott
Boycottism (n.) Methods of boycotters.
Boyishness (n.) The manners or behavior of a boy.
Coacervate (a.) Raised into a pile; collected into a crowd; heaped.
Coacervate (v. t.) To heap up; to pile.
Coactively (adv.) In a coactive manner.
Coactivity (n.) Unity of action.
Coadjument (n.) Mutual help; cooperation.
Coadjutant (a.) Mutually assisting or operating; helping.
Coadjutant (n.) An assistant.
Coadjuting (a.) Mutually assisting.
Coadjutive (a.) Rendering mutual aid; coadjutant.
Coadjutrix (n.) A female coadjutor or assistant.
Coadjuvant (a.) Cooperating.
Coadjuvant (n.) An adjuvant.
Coafforest (v. t.) To convert into, or add to, a forest.
Coagulable (a.) Capable of being coagulated.
Coagulated (imp. & p. p.) of Coagulate
Coagulated (a.) Changed into, or contained in, a coagulum or a curdlike mass; curdled.
Coagulator (n.) That which causes coagulation.
Coal-black (a.) As black as coal; jet black; very black.
Coalescing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coalesce
Coalescent (a.) Growing together; cohering, as in the organic cohesion of similar parts; uniting.
Coal-meter (n.) A licensed or official coal measurer in London. See Meter.
Coal works () A place where coal is dug, including the machinery for raising the coal.
Coaptation (n.) The adaptation or adjustment of parts to each other, as of a broken bone or dislocated joint.
Coarseness (n.) The quality or state of being coarse; roughness; inelegance; vulgarity; grossness; as, coarseness of food, texture, manners, or language.
Coccinella (n.) A genus of small beetles of many species. They and their larvae feed on aphids or plant lice, and hence are of great benefit to man. Also called ladybirds and ladybugs.
Coccosteus (n.) An extinct genus of Devonian ganoid fishes, having the broad plates about the head studded with berrylike tubercles.
Coccygeous (a.) Coccygeal.
Cochleated (a.) Having the form of a snail shell; spiral; turbinated.
Cockamaroo (n.) The Russian variety of bagatelle.
Cockatrice (n.) A fabulous serpent whose breath and look were said to be fatal. See Basilisk.
Cockatrice (n.) A representation of this serpent. It has the head, wings, and legs of a bird, and tail of a serpent.
Cockatrice (n.) A venomous serpent which which cannot now be identified.
Cockatrice (n.) Any venomous or deadly thing.
Cockchafer (n.) A beetle of the genus Melolontha (esp. M. vulgaris) and allied genera; -- called also May bug, chafer, or dorbeetle.
Cockmaster (n.) One who breeds gamecocks.
Cockneydom (n.) The region or home of cockneys; cockneys, collectively.
Cockneyish (a.) Characteristic of, or resembling, cockneys.
Cockneyism (n.) The characteristics, manners, or dialect, of a cockney.
Cock-padle (n.) See Lumpfish.
Cocoa palm () A palm tree producing the cocoanut (Cocos nucifera). It grows in nearly all tropical countries, attaining a height of sixty or eighty feet. The trunk is without branches, and has a tuft of leaves at the top, each being fifteen or twenty feet in length, and at the base of these the nuts hang in clusters; the cocoanut tree.
Cocus wood () A West Indian wood, used for making flutes and other musical instruments.
Coddymoddy (n.) A gull in the plumage of its first year.
Coefficacy (n.) Joint efficacy.
Coelacanth (a.) Having hollow spines, as some ganoid fishes.
Coelentera (n. pl.) Alt. of Coelenterata
Coenenchym (n.) Alt. of Coenenchyma
Coenoecium (n.) The common tissue which unites the various zooids of a bryozoan.
Coequality (n.) The state of being on an equality, as in rank or power.
Coercitive (a.) Coercive.
Coetaneous (a.) Of the same age; beginning to exist at the same time; contemporaneous.
Coeternity (n.) Existence from eternity equally with another eternal being; equal eternity.
Coexecutor (n.) A joint executor.
Coexisting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coexist
Coexistent (a.) Existing at the same time with another.
Coexistent (n.) That which coexists with another.
Coexisting (a.) Coexistent.
Coextended (imp. & p. p.) of Coextend
Coffeeroom (n.) A public room where coffee and other refreshments may be obtained.
Cofferwork (n.) Rubblework faced with stone.
Coffinless (a.) Having no coffin.
Cogitabund (a.) Full of thought; thoughtful.
Cogitating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cogitate
Cogitation (n.) The act of thinking; thought; meditation; contemplation.
Cogitative (a.) Possessing, or pertaining to, the power of thinking or meditating.
Cogitative (a.) Given to thought or contemplation.
Cognizable (a.) Capable of being known or apprehended; as, cognizable causes.
Cognizable (a.) Fitted to be a subject of judicial investigation; capable of being judicially heard and determined.
Cognizably (adv.) In a cognizable manner.
Cognizance (n.) Apprehension by the understanding; perception; observation.
Cognizance (n.) Recollection; recognition.
Cognizance (n.) Jurisdiction, or the power given by law to hear and decide controversies.
Cognizance (n.) The hearing a matter judicially.
Cognizance (n.) An acknowledgment of a fine of lands and tenements or confession of a thing done.
Cognizance (n.) A form of defense in the action of replevin, by which the defendant insists that the goods were lawfully taken, as a distress, by defendant, acting as servant for another.
Cognizance (n.) The distinguishing mark worn by an armed knight, usually upon the helmet, and by his retainers and followers: Hence, in general, a badge worn by a retainer or dependent, to indicate the person or party to which he belonged; a token by which a thing may be known.
Cognominal (a.) Of or pertaining to a cognomen; of the nature of a surname.
Cognominal (n.) One bearing the same name; a namesake.
Coguardian (n.) A joint guardian.
Cohabiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cohabit
Cohabitant (n.) One who dwells with another, or in the same place or country.
Coheirship (n.) The state of being a coheir.
Coherently (adv.) In a coherent manner.
Cohibiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cohibit
Cohibition (n.) Hindrance; restraint.
Cohobating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cohobate
Cohobation (n.) The process of cohobating.
Coinciding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coincide
Coincident (a.) Having coincidence; occupying the same place; contemporaneous; concurrent; -- followed by with.
Coincident (n.) One of two or more coincident events; a coincidence.
Colatitude (n.) The complement of the latitude, or the difference between any latitude and ninety degrees.
Colbertine (n.) A kind of lace.
Colchicine (n.) A powerful vegetable alkaloid, C17H19NO5, extracted from the Colchicum autumnale, or meadow saffron, as a white or yellowish amorphous powder, with a harsh, bitter taste; -- called also colchicia.
Cold-short (a.) Brittle when cold; as, cold-short iron.
Co-legatee (n.) A joint legatee.
Colemanite (n.) A hydrous borate of lime occurring in transparent colorless or white crystals, also massive, in Southern California.
Coleoptera (n. pl.) An order of insects having the anterior pair of wings (elytra) hard and horny, and serving as coverings for the posterior pair, which are membranous, and folded transversely under the others when not in use. The mouth parts form two pairs of jaws (mandibles and maxillae) adapted for chewing. Most of the Coleoptera are known as beetles and weevils.
Coleorhiza (n.) A sheath in the embryo of grasses, inclosing the caulicle.
Collapsing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Collapse
Collapsion (n.) Collapse.
Collatable (a.) Capable of being collated.
Collateral (a.) Coming from, being on, or directed toward, the side; as, collateral pressure.
Collateral (a.) Acting in an indirect way.
Collateral (a.) Related to, but not strictly a part of, the main thing or matter under consideration; hence, subordinate; not chief or principal; as, collateral interest; collateral issues.
Collateral (a.) Tending toward the same conclusion or result as something else; additional; as, collateral evidence.
Collateral (a.) Descending from the same stock or ancestor, but not in the same
Collateral (n.) A collateral relative.
Collateral (n.) Collateral security; that which is pledged or deposited as collateral security.
Collecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Collect
Collection (n.) The act or process of collecting or of gathering; as, the collection of specimens.
Collection (n.) That which is collected
Collection (n.) A gathering or assemblage of objects or of persons.
Collection (n.) A gathering of money for charitable or other purposes, as by passing a contribution box for freewill offerings.
Collection (n.) That which is obtained in payment of demands.
Collection (n.) An accumulation of any substance.
Collection (n.) The act of inferring or concluding from premises or observed facts; also, that which is inferred.
Collection (n.) The jurisdiction of a collector of excise.
Collective (a.) Formed by gathering or collecting; gathered into a mass, sum, or body; congregated or aggregated; as, the collective body of a nation.
Collective (a.) Deducing consequences; reasoning; inferring.
Collective (a.) Expressing a collection or aggregate of individuals, by a singular form; as, a collective name or noun, like assembly, army, jury, etc.
Collective (a.) Tending to collect; forming a collection.
Collective (a.) Having plurality of origin or authority; as, in diplomacy, a note signed by the representatives of several governments is called a collective note.
Collective (n.) A collective noun or name.
Collegiate (a.) Of or pertaining to a college; as, collegiate studies; a collegiate society.
Collegiate (n.) A member of a college.
Collembola (n. pl.) The division of Thysanura which includes Podura, and allied forms.
Collieries (pl. ) of Colliery
Colligated (imp. & p. p.) of Colligate
Collimated (imp. & p. p.) of Collimate
Collimator (n.) A telescope arranged and used to determine errors of collimation, both vertical and horizontal.
Collimator (n.) A tube having a convex lens at one end and at the other a small opening or slit which is at the principal focus of the lens, used for producing a beam of parallel rays; also, a lens so used.
Collingual (a.) Having, or pertaining to, the same language.
Colliquate (v. t. & i.) To change from solid to fluid; to make or become liquid; to melt.
Collocated (imp. & p. p.) of Collocate
Collocutor (n.) One of the speakers in a dialogue.
Collophore (n.) A suckerlike organ at the base of the abdomen of insects belonging to the Collembola.
Collophore (n.) An adhesive marginal organ of the Lucernariae.
Colloquial (a.) Pertaining to, or used in, conversation, esp. common and familiar conversation; conversational; hence, unstudied; informal; as, colloquial intercourse; colloquial phrases; a colloquial style.
Colloquist (n.) A speaker in a colloquy or dialogue.
Colloquies (pl. ) of Colloquy
Collyriums (pl. ) of Collyrium
Colonizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Colonize
Coloration (n.) The act or art of coloring; the state of being colored.
Colorature (n.) Vocal music colored, as it were, by florid ornaments, runs, or rapid passages.
Colossuses (pl. ) of Colossus
Colportage (n.) The distribution of religious books, tracts, etc., by colporteurs.
Colporteur (n.) A hawker; specifically, one who travels about selling and distributing religious tracts and books.
Columbaria (pl. ) of Columbarium
Columbella (n.) A genus of univalve shells, abundant in tropical seas. Some species, as Columbella mercatoria, were formerly used as shell money.
Columnated (a.) Having columns; as, columnated temples.
Combatable (a.) Such as can be, or is liable to be, combated; as, combatable foes, evils, or arguments.
Combattant (a.) In the position of fighting; -- said of two lions set face to face, each rampant.
Combbroach (n.) A tooth of a wool comb.
Combinable (a.) Capable of combining; consistent with.
Combinedly (adv. In combination or cooperation) ; jointly.
Combustion (n.) The state of burning.
Combustion (n.) The combination of a combustible with a supporter of combustion, producing heat, and sometimes both light and heat.
Combustion (n.) Violent agitation; confusion; tumult.
Comedienne (n.) A women who plays in comedy.
Comedietta (n.) A dramatic sketch; a brief comedy.
Come-outer (n.) One who comes out or withdraws from a religious or other organization; a radical reformer.
Comestible (a.) Suitable to be eaten; eatable; esculent.
Comestible (n.) Something suitable to be eaten; -- commonly in the plural.
Cometarium (n.) An instrument, intended to represent the revolution of a comet round the sun.
Cometology (n.) The department of astronomy relating to comets.
Comicality (n.) The quality of being comical; something comical.
Commanding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Command
Commandant (n.) A commander; the commanding officer of a place, or of a body of men; as, the commandant of a navy-yard.
Commandery (n.) The office or rank of a commander.
Commandery (n.) A district or a manor with lands and tenements appertaining thereto, under the control of a member of an order of knights who was called a commander; -- called also a preceptory.
Commandery (n.) An assembly or lodge of Knights Templars (so called) among the Freemasons.
Commandery (n.) A district under the administration of a military commander or governor.
Commanding (a.) Exercising authority; actually in command; as, a commanding officer.
Commanding (a.) Fitted to impress or control; as, a commanding look or presence.
Commanding (a.) Exalted; overlooking; having superior strategic advantages; as, a commanding position.
Commeasure (v. t.) To be commensurate with; to equal.
Commencing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Commence
Commending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Commend
Commenting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Comment
Commentary (v. i.) A series of comments or annotations; esp., a book of explanations or expositions on the whole or a part of the Scriptures or of some other work.
Commentary (v. i.) A brief account of transactions or events written hastily, as if for a memorandum; -- usually in the plural; as, Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic War.
Commentate (v. t. & i.) To write comments or notes upon; to make comments.
Commercing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Commerce
Commercial (a.) Of or pertaining to commerce; carrying on or occupied with commerce or trade; mercantile; as, commercial advantages; commercial relations.
Commigrate (v. i.) To migrate together.
Commingled (imp. & p. p.) of Commingle
Comminuted (imp. & p. p.) of Comminute
Commissary (n.) One to whom is committed some charge, duty, or office, by a superior power; a commissioner.
Commissary (n.) An officer of the bishop, who exercises ecclesiastical jurisdiction in parts of the diocese at a distance from the residence of the bishop.
Commissary (n.) An officer having charge of a special service; as, the commissary of musters.
Commissary (n.) An officer whose business is to provide food for a body of troops or a military post; -- officially called commissary of subsistence.
Commission (n.) The act of committing, doing, or performing; the act of perpetrating.
Commission (n.) The act of intrusting; a charge; instructions as to how a trust shall be executed.
Commission (n.) The duty or employment intrusted to any person or persons; a trust; a charge.
Commission (n.) A formal written warrant or authority, granting certain powers or privileges and authorizing or commanding the performance of certain duties.
Commission (n.) A certificate conferring military or naval rank and authority; as, a colonel's commission.
Commission (n.) A company of persons joined in the performance of some duty or the execution of some trust; as, the interstate commerce commission.
Commission (n.) The thing to be done as agent for another; as, I have three commissions for the city.
Commission (n.) The brokerage or allowance made to a factor or agent for transacting business for another; as, a commission of ten per cent on sales. See Del credere.
Commission (v. t.) To give a commission to; to furnish with a commission; to empower or authorize; as, to commission persons to perform certain acts; to commission an officer.
Commission (v. t.) To send out with a charge or commission.
Commissive (a.) Relating to commission; of the nature of, or involving, commission.
Commissure (n.) A joint, seam, or closure; the place where two bodies, or parts of a body, meet and unite; an interstice, cleft, or juncture.
Commissure (n.) The point of union between two parts, as the angles of the lips or eyelids, the mandibles of a bird, etc.
Commissure (n.) A collection of fibers connecting parts of the brain or spinal marrow; a chiasma.
Commissure (n.) The
Committing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Commit
Commitment (n.) The act of committing, or putting in charge, keeping, or trust; consignment; esp., the act of committing to prison.
Commitment (n.) A warrant or order for the imprisonment of a person; -- more frequently termed a mittimus.
Commitment (n.) The act of referring or intrusting to a committee for consideration and report; as, the commitment of a petition or a bill.
Commitment (n.) A doing, or perpetration, in a bad sense, as of a crime or blunder; commission.
Commitment (n.) The act of pledging or engaging; the act of exposing, endangering, or compromising; also, the state of being pledged or engaged.
Commixtion (n.) Commixture; mingling.
Commixture (n.) The act or process of mixing; the state of being mingled; the blending of ingredients in one mass or compound.
Commixture (n.) The mass formed by mingling different things; a compound; a mixture.
Commodious (a.) Adapted to its use or purpose, or to wants and necessities; serviceable; spacious and convenient; roomy and comfortable; as, a commodious house.
Commonable (a.) Held in common.
Commonable (a.) Allowed to pasture on public commons.
Commonalty (n.) The common people; those classes and conditions of people who are below the rank of nobility; the commons.
Commonalty (n.) The majority or bulk of mankind.
Commonness (n.) State or quality of being common or usual; as, the commonness of sunlight.
Commonness (n.) Triteness; meanness.
Commonweal (n.) Commonwealth.
Commorance (n.) See Commorancy.
Commorancy (n.) A dwelling or ordinary residence in a place; habitation.
Commorancy (n.) Residence temporarily, or for a short time.
Commorient (a.) Dying together or at the same time.
Commutable (a.) Capable of being commuted or interchanged.
Commutator (n.) A piece of apparatus used for reversing the direction of an electrical current; an attachment to certain electrical machines, by means of which alternating currents are made to be continuous or to have the same direction.
Compacting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Compact
Compaction (n.) The act of making compact, or the state of being compact.
Compacture (n.) Close union or connection of parts; manner of joining; construction.
Companable (a.) Companionable; sociable.
Companator (n.) Same as Impanator.
Companying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Company
Comparable (a.) Capable of being compared; worthy of comparison.
Comparator (n.) An instrument or machine for comparing anything to be measured with a standard measure; -- applied especially to a machine for comparing standards of length.
Comparison (n.) The act of comparing; an examination of two or more objects with the view of discovering the resemblances or differences; relative estimate.
Comparison (n.) The state of being compared; a relative estimate; also, a state, quality, or relation, admitting of being compared; as, to bring a thing into comparison with another; there is no comparison between them.
Comparison (n.) That to which, or with which, a thing is compared, as being equal or like; illustration; similitude.
Comparison (n.) The modification, by inflection or otherwise, which the adjective and adverb undergo to denote degrees of quality or quantity; as, little, less, least, are examples of comparison.
Comparison (n.) A figure by which one person or thing is compared to another, or the two are considered with regard to some property or quality, which is common to them both; e.g., the lake sparkled like a jewel.
Comparison (n.) The faculty of the reflective group which is supposed to perceive resemblances and contrasts.
Comparison (v. t.) To compare.
Comparting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Compart
Compartner (n.) See Copartner.
Compassing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Compass
Compassing (a.) Curved; bent; as, compassing timbers.
Compassion (n.) Literally, suffering with another; a sensation of sorrow excited by the distress or misfortunes of another; pity; commiseration.
Compassion (v. t.) To pity.
Compatible (a.) Capable of existing in harmony; congruous; suitable; not repugnant; -- usually followed by with.
Compatibly (adv.) In a compatible manner.
Compatient (a.) Suffering or enduring together.
Compatriot (n.) One of the same country, and having like interests and feeling.
Compatriot (a.) Of the same country; having a common sentiment of patriotism.
Compelling (p. pr. & vb. n) of Compel
Compendium (n.) A brief compilation or composition, containing the principal heads, or general principles, of a larger work or system; an abridgment; an epitome; a compend; a condensed summary.
Compensate (v. t.) To make equal return to; to remunerate; to recompense; to give an equivalent to; to requite suitably; as, to compensate a laborer for his work, or a merchant for his losses.
Compensate (v. t.) To be equivalent in value or effect to; to counterbalance; to make up for; to make amends for.
Compensate (v. i.) To make amends; to supply an equivalent; -- followed by for; as, nothing can compensate for the loss of reputation.
Competence (n.) Alt. of Competency
Competency (n.) The state of being competent; fitness; ability; adequacy; power.
Competency (n.) Property or means sufficient for the necessaries and conveniences of life; sufficiency without excess.
Competency (n.) Legal capacity or qualifications; fitness; as, the competency of a witness or of a evidence.
Competency (n.) Right or authority; legal power or capacity to take cognizance of a cause; as, the competence of a judge or court.
Competible (a.) Compatible; suitable; consistent.
Competitor (n.) One who seeks what another seeks, or claims what another claims; one who competes; a rival.
Competitor (n.) An associate; a confederate.
Compilator (n.) Compiler.
Complacent (a.) Self-satisfied; contented; kindly; as, a complacent temper; a complacent smile.
Complained (imp. & p. p.) of Complain
Complainer (n.) One who complains or laments; one who finds fault; a murmurer.
Complanate (v. t.) Flattened to a level surface.
Complanate (v. t.) To make level.
Complected (a.) Complexioned.
Complement (v. t.) That which fills up or completes; the quantity or number required to fill a thing or make it complete.
Complement (v. t.) That which is required to supply a deficiency, or to complete a symmetrical whole.
Complement (v. t.) Full quantity, number, or amount; a complete set; completeness.
Complement (v. t.) A second quantity added to a given quantity to make it equal to a third given quantity.
Complement (v. t.) Something added for ornamentation; an accessory.
Complement (v. t.) The whole working force of a vessel.
Complement (v. t.) The interval wanting to complete the octave; -- the fourth is the complement of the fifth, the sixth of the third.
Complement (v. t.) A compliment.
Complement (v. t.) To supply a lack; to supplement.
Complement (v. t.) To compliment.
Completing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Complete
Completely (adv.) In a complete manner; fully.
Completion (n.) The act or process of making complete; the getting through to the end; as, the completion of an undertaking, an education, a service.
Completion (n.) State of being complete; fulfillment; accomplishment; realization.
Completive (a.) Making complete.
Completory (a.) Serving to fulfill.
Completory (n.) Same as Comp
Complexion (n.) The state of being complex; complexity.
Complexion (n.) A combination; a complex.
Complexion (n.) The bodily constitution; the temperament; habitude, or natural disposition; character; nature.
Complexion (n.) The color or hue of the skin, esp. of the face.
Complexion (n.) The general appearance or aspect; as, the complexion of the sky; the complexion of the news.
Complexity (n.) The state of being complex; intricacy; entanglement.
Complexity (n.) That which is complex; intricacy; complication.
Compliable (a.) Capable of bending or yielding; apt to yield; compliant.
Compliance (n.) The act of complying; a yielding; as to a desire, demand, or proposal; concession; submission.
Compliance (n.) A disposition to yield to others; complaisance.
Compliancy (n.) Compliance; disposition to yield to others.
Complicacy (n.) A state of being complicate or intricate.
Complicant (a.) Overlapping, as the elytra of certain beetles.
Complicate (a.) Composed of two or more parts united; complex; complicated; involved.
Complicate (a.) Folded together, or upon itself, with the fold running lengthwise.
Complicate (v. t.) To fold or twist together; to combine intricately; to make complex; to combine or associate so as to make intricate or difficult.
Complicity (n.) The state of being an accomplice; participation in guilt.
Compliment (n.) An expression, by word or act, of approbation, regard, confidence, civility, or admiration; a flattering speech or attention; a ceremonious greeting; as, to send one's compliments to a friend.
Compliment (v. t.) To praise, flatter, or gratify, by expressions of approbation, respect, or congratulation; to make or pay a compliment to.
Compliment (v. i.) To pass compliments; to use conventional expressions of respect.
Complotted (imp. & p. p.) of Complot
Complotter (n.) One joined in a plot.
Compluvium (n.) A space left unroofed over the court of a Roman dwelling, through which the rain fell into the impluvium or cistern.
Comporting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Comport
Compositae (n. pl.) A large family of dicotyledonous plants, having their flowers arranged in dense heads of many small florets and their anthers united in a tube. The daisy, dandelion, and asters, are examples.
Compositor (n.) One who composes or sets in order.
Compositor (n.) One who sets type and arranges it for use.
Composture (n.) Manure; compost.
Compotator (n.) One who drinks with another.
Compounded (imp. & p. p.) of Compound
Compounder (n.) One who, or that which, compounds or mixes; as, a compounder of medicines.
Compounder (n.) One who attempts to bring persons or parties to terms of agreement, or to accomplish, ends by compromises.
Compounder (n.) One who compounds a debt, obligation, or crime.
Compounder (n.) One at a university who pays extraordinary fees for the degree he is to take.
Compounder (n.) A Jacobite who favored the restoration of James II, on condition of a general amnesty and of guarantees for the security of the civil and ecclesiastical constitution of the realm.
Comprehend (v. t.) To contain; to embrace; to include; as, the states comprehended in the Austrian Empire.
Comprehend (v. t.) To take in or include by construction or implication; to comprise; to imply.
Comprehend (v. t.) To take into the mind; to grasp with the understanding; to apprehend the meaning of; to understand.
Compressed (imp. & p. p.) of Compress
Compressed (a.) Pressed together; compacted; reduced in volume by pressure.
Compressed (a.) Flattened lengthwise.
Compressor (n.) Anything which serves to compress
Compressor (n.) A muscle that compresses certain parts.
Compressor (n.) An instrument for compressing an artery (esp., the femoral artery) or other part.
Compressor (n.) An apparatus for confining or flattening between glass plates an object to be examined with the microscope; -- called also compressorium.
Compressor (n.) A machine for compressing gases; especially, an air compressor.
Comprising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Comprise
Comprobate (v. i.) To agree; to concur.
Compromise (n.) A mutual agreement to refer matters in dispute to the decision of arbitrators.
Compromise (n.) A settlement by arbitration or by mutual consent reached by concession on both sides; a reciprocal abatement of extreme demands or rights, resulting in an agreement.
Compromise (n.) A committal to something derogatory or objectionable; a prejudicial concession; a surrender; as, a compromise of character or right.
Compromise (n.) To bind by mutual agreement; to agree.
Compromise (n.) To adjust and settle by mutual concessions; to compound.
Compromise (n.) To pledge by some act or declaration; to endanger the life, reputation, etc., of, by some act which can not be recalled; to expose to suspicion.
Compromise (v. i.) To agree; to accord.
Compromise (v. i.) To make concession for conciliation and peace.
Comptroler (n.) A controller; a public officer whose duty it is to examine certify accounts.
Compulsion (n.) The act of compelling, or the state of being compelled; the act of driving or urging by force or by physical or moral constraint; subjection to force.
Compulsive (a.) Having power to compel; exercising or applying compulsion.
Compulsory (a.) Having the power of compulsion; constraining.
Compulsory (a.) Obligatory; enjoined by authority; necessary; due to compulsion.
Computable (a.) Capable of being computed, numbered, or reckoned.
Concealing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conceal
Conceiving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conceive
Concentred () of Concentre
Concentric (a.) Alt. of Concentrical
Concentric (n.) That which has a common center with something else.
Concentual (a.) Possessing harmony; accordant.
Conception (n.) The act of conceiving in the womb; the initiation of an embryonic animal life.
Conception (n.) The state of being conceived; beginning.
Conception (n.) The power or faculty of apprehending of forming an idea in the mind; the power of recalling a past sensation or perception.
Conception (n.) The formation in the mind of an image, idea, or notion, apprehension.
Conception (n.) The image, idea, or notion of any action or thing which is formed in the mind; a concept; a notion; a universal; the product of a rational belief or judgment. See Concept.
Conception (n.) Idea; purpose; design.
Conception (n.) Conceit; affected sentiment or thought.
Conceptive (a.) Capable of conceiving.
Conceptual (a.) Pertaining to conception.
Concerning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Concern
Concerning (prep.) Pertaining to; regarding; having relation to; respecting; as regards.
Concerning (a.) Important.
Concerning (n.) That in which one is concerned or interested; concern; affair; interest.
Concerning (n.) Importance; moment; consequence.
Concerning (n.) Concern; participation; interposition.
Concerning (n.) Emotion of mind; solicitude; anxiety.
Concerting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Concert
Concertina (n.) A small musical instrument on the principle of the accordion. It is a small elastic box, or bellows, having free reeds on the inside, and keys and handles on the outside of each of the two hexagonal heads.
Concertino (n.) A piece for one or more solo instruments with orchestra; -- more concise than the concerto.
Concertion (n.) Act of concerting; adjustment.
Concession (n.) The act of conceding or yielding; usually implying a demand, claim, or request, and thus distinguished from giving, which is voluntary or spontaneous.
Concession (n.) A thing yielded; an acknowledgment or admission; a boon; a grant; esp. a grant by government of a privilege or right to do something; as, a concession to build a canal.
Concessive (a.) Implying concession; as, a concessive conjunction.
Concessory (a.) Conceding; permissive.
Concettism (n.) The use of concetti or affected conceits.
Conchifera (n. pl.) That class of Mollusca which includes the bivalve shells; the Lamellibranchiata. See Mollusca.
Conchiform (a.) Shaped like one half of a bivalve shell; shell-shaped.
Conchinine (n.) See Quinidine.
Conchoidal (a.) Having elevations or depressions in form like one half of a bivalve shell; -- applied principally to a surface produced by fracture.
Conchology (n.) The science of Mollusca, and of the shells which they form; malacology.
Conciliary (a.) Of or pertaining to, or issued by, a council.
Conciliate (v. t.) To win ower; to gain from a state of hostility; to gain the good will or favor of; to make friendly; to mollify; to propitiate; to appease.
Concinnate (v. t.) To place fitly together; to adapt; to clear.
Concinnity (n.) Internal harmony or fitness; mutual adaptation of parts; elegance; -- used chiefly of style of discourse.
Concinnous (a.) Characterized by concinnity; neat; elegant.
Concionate (v. i.) To preach.
Conclavist (n.) One of the two ecclesiastics allowed to attend a cardinal in the conclave.
Concluding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conclude
Concludent (a.) Bringing to a close; decisive; conclusive.
Conclusion (n.) The last part of anything; close; termination; end.
Conclusion (n.) Final decision; determination; result.
Conclusion (n.) Any inference or result of reasoning.
Conclusion (n.) The inferred proposition of a syllogism; the necessary consequence of the conditions asserted in two related propositions called premises. See Syllogism.
Conclusion (n.) Drawing of inferences.
Conclusion (n.) An experiment, or something from which a conclusion may be drawn.
Conclusion (n.) The end or close of a pleading, e.g., the formal ending of an indictment, "against the peace," etc.
Conclusion (n.) An estoppel or bar by which a person is held to a particular position.
Conclusive (a.) Belonging to a close or termination; decisive; convincing; putting an end to debate or question; leading to, or involving, a conclusion or decision.
Conclusory (a.) Conclusive.
Concocting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Concoct
Concoction (n.) A change in food produced by the organs of nutrition; digestion.
Concoction (n.) The act of concocting or preparing by combining different ingredients; also, the food or compound thus prepared.
Concoction (n.) The act of digesting in the mind; planning or devising; rumination.
Concoction (n.) Abatement of a morbid process, as a fever and return to a normal condition.
Concoction (n.) The act of perfecting or maturing.
Concoctive (a.) Having the power of digesting or ripening; digestive.
Concordant (a.) Agreeing; correspondent; harmonious; consonant.
Concordist (n.) The compiler of a concordance.
Concrement (n.) A growing together; the collection or mass formed by concretion, or natural union.
Concreting (p. pr & vb. n.) of Concrete
Concretely (adv.) In a concrete manner.
Concretion (n.) The process of concreting; the process of uniting or of becoming united, as particles of matter into a mass; solidification.
Concretion (n.) A mass or nodule of solid matter formed by growing together, by congelation, condensation, coagulation, induration, etc.; a clot; a lump; a calculus.
Concretion (n.) A rounded mass or nodule produced by an aggregation of the material around a center; as, the calcareous concretions common in beds of clay.
Concretive (a.) Promoting concretion.
Concreture (n.) A mass formed by concretion.
Concubinal (a.) Of or pertaining to concubinage.
Conculcate (v. t.) To tread or trample under foot.
Concurring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Concur
Concurrent (a.) Acting in conjunction; agreeing in the same act or opinion; contributing to the same event or effect; cooperating.
Concurrent (a.) Conjoined; associate; concomitant; existing or happening at the same time.
Concurrent (a.) Joint and equal in authority; taking cognizance of similar questions; operating on the same objects; as, the concurrent jurisdiction of courts.
Concurrent (a.) Meeting in one point.
Concurrent (n.) One who, or that which, concurs; a joint or contributory cause.
Concurrent (n.) One pursuing the same course, or seeking the same objects; hence, a rival; an opponent.
Concurrent (n.) One of the supernumerary days of the year over fifty-two complete weeks; -- so called because they concur with the solar cycle, the course of which they follow.
Concurring (a.) Agreeing.
Concussion (n.) A shaking or agitation; a shock; caused by the collision of two bodies.
Concussion (n.) A condition of lowered functional activity, without visible structural change, produced in an organ by a shock, as by fall or blow; as, a concussion of the brain.
Concussion (n.) The unlawful forcing of another by threats of violence to yield up something of value.
Concussive (a.) Having the power or quality of shaking or agitating.
Condemning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Condemn
Condensate (v. t.) Made dense; condensed.
Condensate (v. t.) To condense.
Condensing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Condense
Condescend (v. i.) To stoop or descend; to let one's self down; to submit; to waive the privilege of rank or dignity; to accommodate one's self to an inferior.
Condescend (v. i.) To consent.
Condescent (n.) An act of condescension.
Condignity (n.) Merit, acquired by works, which can claim reward on the score of general benevolence.
Condolence (n.) Expression of sympathy with another in sorrow or grief.
Conducible (a.) Conducive; tending; contributing.
Conducibly (adv.) In a manner to promote.
Conducting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conduct
Conduction (n.) The act of leading or guiding.
Conduction (n.) The act of training up.
Conduction (n.) Transmission through, or by means of, a conductor; also, conductivity.
Conductive (a.) Having the quality or power of conducting; as, the conductive tissue of a pistil.
Conductory (a.) Having the property of conducting.
Condurango (n.) See Cundurango.
Condurrite (n.) A variety of the mineral domeykite, or copper arsenide, from the Condurra mine in Cornwall, England.
Condylomes (pl. ) of Condylome
Condylopod (n.) An arthropod.
Confecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Confect
Confection (n.) A composition of different materials.
Confection (n.) A preparation of fruits or roots, etc., with sugar; a sweetmeat.
Confection (n.) A composition of drugs.
Confection (n.) A soft solid made by incorporating a medicinal substance or substances with sugar, sirup, or honey.
Confectory (a.) Pertaining to the art of making sweetmeats.
Confecture (n.) Same as Confiture.
Conferring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Confer
Conference (n.) The act of comparing two or more things together; comparison.
Conference (n.) The act of consulting together formally; serious conversation or discussion; interchange of views.
Conference (n.) A meeting for consultation, discussion, or an interchange of opinions.
Conference (n.) A meeting of the two branches of a legislature, by their committees, to adjust between them.
Conference (n.) A stated meeting of preachers and others, invested with authority to take cognizance of ecclesiastical matters.
Conference (n.) A voluntary association of Congregational churches of a district; the district in which such churches are.
Confervoid (a.) Like, or related to, the confervae.
Confervous (a.) Pertaining to confervae; consisting of, or resembling, the confervae.
Confessing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Confess
Confessant (n.) One who confesses to a priest.
Confessary (n.) One who makes a confession.
Confession (n.) Acknowledgment; avowal, especially in a matter pertaining to one's self; the admission of a debt, obligation, or crime.
Confession (n.) Acknowledgment of belief; profession of one's faith.
Confession (n.) The act of disclosing sins or faults to a priest in order to obtain sacramental absolution.
Confession (n.) A formulary in which the articles of faith are comprised; a creed to be assented to or signed, as a preliminary to admission to membership of a church; a confession of faith.
Confession (n.) An admission by a party to whom an act is imputed, in relation to such act. A judicial confession settles the issue to which it applies; an extrajudical confession may be explained or rebutted.
Confidante (n. fem.) One to whom secrets, especially those relating to affairs of love, are confided or intrusted; a confidential or bosom friend.
Confidence (n.) The act of confiding, trusting, or putting faith in; trust; reliance; belief; -- formerly followed by of, now commonly by in.
Confidence (n.) That in which faith is put or reliance had.
Confidence (n.) The state of mind characterized by one's reliance on himself, or his circumstances; a feeling of self-sufficiency; such assurance as leads to a feeling of security; self-reliance; -- often with self prefixed.
Confidence (n.) Private conversation; (pl.) secrets shared; as, there were confidences between them.
Confidence (n.) Trustful; without fear or suspicion; frank; unreserved.
Confidence (n.) Having self-reliance; bold; undaunted.
Confidence (n.) Having an excess of assurance; bold to a fault; dogmatical; impudent; presumptuous.
Confidence (n.) Giving occasion for confidence.
Configured (imp. & p. p.) of Configure
Confinable (a.) Capable of being confined, restricted, or limited.
Confirming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Confirm
Confiscate (a.) Seized and appropriated by the government to the public use; forfeited.
Confiscate (v. t. ) To seize as forfeited to the public treasury; to appropriate to the public use.
Conflating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conflate
Conflation (n.) A blowing together, as of many instruments in a concert, or of many fires in a foundry.
Conflicted (imp. & p. p.) of Conflict
Confluence (n.) The act of flowing together; the meeting or junction of two or more streams; the place of meeting.
Confluence (n.) Any running together of separate streams or currents; the act of meeting and crowding in a place; hence, a crowd; a concourse; an assemblage.
Conforming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conform
Conformate (a.) Having the same form.
Conformist (n.) One who conforms or complies; esp., one who conforms to the Church of England, or to the Established Church, as distinguished from a dissenter or nonconformist.
Conformity (n.) Correspondence in form, manner, or character; resemblance; agreement; congruity; -- followed by to, with, or between.
Conformity (n.) Compliance with the usages of the Established Church.
Confounded (imp. & p. p.) of Confound
Confounded (a.) Confused; perplexed.
Confounded (a.) Excessive; extreme; abominable.
Confounder (n.) One who confounds.
Confragose (a.) Broken; uneven.
Confronted (imp. & p. p.) of Confront
Confronter (n.) One who confronts.
Confusable (a.) Capable of being confused.
Confusedly (adv.) In a confused manner.
Confutable (a.) That may be confuted.
Congealing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Congeal
Congeneric (a.) Alt. of Congenerical
Congenious (a.) Congeneric.
Congenital (a.) Existing at, or dating from, birth; pertaining to one from birth; born with one; connate; constitutional; natural; as, a congenital deformity. See Connate.
Congestion (n.) The act of gathering into a heap or mass; accumulation.
Congestion (n.) Overfullness of the capillary and other blood vessels, etc., in any locality or organ (often producing other morbid symptoms); local hyper/mia, active or passive; as, arterial congestion; venous congestion; congestion of the lungs.
Congestive (a.) Pertaining to, indicating, or attended with, congestion in some part of the body; as, a congestive fever.
Congiaries (pl. ) of Congiary
Conglobate (a.) Collected into, or forming, a rounded mass or ball; as, the conglobate [lymphatic] glands; conglobate flowers.
Conglobate (v. t.) To collect or form into a ball or rounded mass; to gather or mass together.
Conglobing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conglobe
Congregate (a.) Collected; compact; close.
Congregate (v. t.) To collect into an assembly or assemblage; to assemble; to bring into one place, or into a united body; to gather together; to mass; to compact.
Congregate (v. i.) To come together; to assemble; to meet.
Congresses (pl. ) of Congress
Congruence (n.) Suitableness of one thing to another; agreement; consistency.
Congruency (n.) Congruence.
Conhydrine (n.) A vegetable alkaloid found with conine in the poison hemlock (Conium maculatum). It is a white crystal
Conicality (n.) Conicalness.
Coniferous (a.) Bearing cones, as the pine and cypress.
Coniferous (a.) Pertaining to the order Coniferae, of which the pine tree is the type.
Coniroster (n.) One of the Conirostres.
Conjecture (n.) An opinion, or judgment, formed on defective or presumptive evidence; probable inference; surmise; guess; suspicion.
Conjecture (v. t.) To arrive at by conjecture; to infer on slight evidence; to surmise; to guess; to form, at random, opinions concerning.
Conjecture (v. i.) To make conjectures; to surmise; to guess; to infer; to form an opinion; to imagine.
Conjoining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conjoin
Conjointly (adv.) In a conjoint manner; untitedly; jointly; together.
Conjugally (adv.) In a conjugal manner; matrimonially; connubially.
Conjugated (imp. & p. p.) of Conjugate
Conjunctly (adv.) In union; conjointly; unitedly; together.
Conjurator (n.) One who swears or is sworn with others; one bound by oath with others; a compurgator.
Connascent (a.) Born together; produced at the same time.
Connatural (a. ) Connected by nature; united in nature; inborn; inherent; natural.
Connatural (a. ) Partaking of the same nature.
Connecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Connect
Connection (n.) The act of connecting, or the state of being connected; junction; union; alliance; relationship.
Connection (n.) That which connects or joins together; bond; tie.
Connection (n.) A relation; esp. a person connected with another by marriage rather than by blood; -- used in a loose and indefinite, and sometimes a comprehensive, sense.
Connection (n.) The persons or things that are connected; as, a business connection; the Methodist connection.
Connective (a.) Connecting, or adapted to connect; involving connection.
Connective (n.) That which connects
Connective (n.) A word that connect words or sentences; a conjunction or preposition.
Connective (n.) That part of an anther which connects its thecae, lobes, or cells.
Connivance (n.) Intentional failure or forbearance to discover a fault or wrongdoing; voluntary oversight; passive consent or cooperation.
Connivance (n.) Corrupt or guilty assent to wrongdoing, not involving actual participation in, but knowledge of, and failure to prevent or oppose it.
Connivency (n.) Connivance.
Connusance (n.) See Cognizance.
Conoidical (a.) Pertaining to a conoid; having the form of a conoid.
Conquering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conquer
Conqueress (n.) A woman who conquers.
Conscience (n.) Knowledge of one's own thoughts or actions; consciousness.
Conscience (n.) The faculty, power, or inward principle which decides as to the character of one's own actions, purposes, and affections, warning against and condemning that which is wrong, and approving and prompting to that which is right; the moral faculty passing judgment on one's self; the moral sense.
Conscience (n.) The estimate or determination of conscience; conviction or right or duty.
Conscience (n.) Tenderness of feeling; pity.
Consecrate (a.) Consecrated; devoted; dedicated; sacred.
Consecrate (v. t.) To make, or declare to be, sacred; to appropriate to sacred uses; to set apart, dedicate, or devote, to the service or worship of God; as, to consecrate a church; to give (one's self) unreservedly, as to the service of God.
Consecrate (v. t.) To set apart to a sacred office; as, to consecrate a bishop.
Consecrate (v. t.) To canonize; to exalt to the rank of a saint; to enroll among the gods, as a Roman emperor.
Consecrate (v. t.) To render venerable or revered; to hallow; to dignify; as, rules or principles consecrated by time.
Consectary (a.) Following by consequence; consequent; deducible.
Consectary (n.) That which follows by consequence or is logically deducible; deduction from premises; corollary.
Consension (n.) Agreement; accord.
Consensual (v. i.) Existing, or made, by the mutual consent of two or more parties.
Consensual (v. i.) Excited or caused by sensation, sympathy, or reflex action, and not by conscious volition; as, consensual motions.
Consenting (p. pr. & vb. n) of Consent
Consentant (a.) Consenting.
Consequent (a.) Following as a result, inference, or natural effect.
Consequent (a.) Following by necessary inference or rational deduction; as, a proposition consequent to other propositions.
Consequent (n.) That which follows, or results from, a cause; a result or natural effect.
Consequent (n.) That which follows from propositions by rational deduction; that which is deduced from reasoning or argumentation; a conclusion, or inference.
Consequent (n.) The second term of a ratio, as the term b in the ratio a:b, the first a, being the antecedent.
Consertion (n.) Junction; adaptation
Conservant (a.) Having the power or quality of conservation.
Conserving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conserve
Considered (imp. & p. p.) of Consider
Considerer (n.) One who considers; a man of reflection; a thinker.
Consigning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Consign
Consignify (v. t.) To signify or denote in combination with something else.
Consisting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Consist
Consistent (a.) Possessing firmness or fixedness; firm; hard; solid.
Consistent (a.) Having agreement with itself or with something else; having harmony among its parts; possesing unity; accordant; harmonious; congruous; compatible; uniform; not contradictory.
Consistent (a.) Living or acting in conformity with one's belief or professions.
Consistory (n.) Primarily, a place of standing or staying together; hence, any solemn assembly or council.
Consistory (n.) The spiritual court of a diocesan bishop held before his chancellor or commissioner in his cathedral church or elsewhere.
Consistory (n.) An assembly of prelates; a session of the college of cardinals at Rome.
Consistory (n.) A church tribunal or governing body.
Consistory (n.) A civil court of justice.
Consistory (a.) Of the nature of, or pertaining to, a consistory.
Consociate (n.) An associate; an accomplice.
Consociate (v. t.) To bring into alliance, confederacy, or relationship; to bring together; to join; to unite.
Consociate (v. t.) To unite in an ecclesiastical consociation.
Consociate (v. i.) To be allied, confederated, or associated; to coalescence.
Consociate (v. i.) To form an ecclesiastical consociation.
Consolable (a.) Capable of receiving consolation.
Consolator (n.) One who consoles or comforts.
Consonance (n.) Alt. of Consonancy
Consonancy (n.) Accord or agreement of sounds produced simultaneously, as a note with its third, fifth, and eighth.
Consonancy (n.) Agreement or congruity; harmony; accord; consistency; suitableness.
Consonancy (n.) Friendship; concord.
Consorting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Consort
Consortion (n.) Fellowship; association; companionship.
Conspectus (n.) A general sketch or out
Conspiracy (n.) A combination of men for an evil purpose; an agreement, between two or more persons, to commit a crime in concert, as treason; a plot.
Conspiracy (n.) A concurence or general tendency, as of circumstances, to one event, as if by agreement.
Conspiracy (n.) An agreement, manifesting itself in words or deeds, by which two or more persons confederate to do an unlawful act, or to use unlawful to do an act which is lawful; confederacy.
Conspirant (a.) Engaging in a plot to commit a crime; conspiring.
Conspiring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conspire
Constantia (n.) A superior wine, white and red, from Constantia, in Cape Colony.
Constantly (adv.) With constancy; steadily; continually; perseveringly; without cessation; uniformly.
Constipate (v. t.) To crowd or cram into a narrow compass; to press together or condense.
Constipate (v. t.) To stop (a channel) by filling it, and preventing passage through it; as, to constipate the capillary vessels.
Constipate (v. t.) To render costive; to cause constipation in.
Constitute (v. t.) To cause to stand; to establish; to enact.
Constitute (v. t.) To make up; to compose; to form.
Constitute (v. t.) To appoint, depute, or elect to an office; to make and empower.
Constitute (n.) An established law.
Constraint (n.) The act of constraining, or the state of being constrained; that which compels to, or restrains from, action; compulsion; restraint; necessity.
Constringe (v. t.) To dawn together; to contract; to force to contract itself; to constrict; to cause to shrink.
Construing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Construe
Consuetude (n.) Custom, habit; usage.
Consulship (n.) The office of a consul; consulate.
Consulship (n.) The term of office of a consul.
Consulting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Consult
Consultary (a.) Formed by consultation; resulting from conference.
Consulting (a.) That consults.
Consultive (a.) Determined by, or pertaining to, consultation; deliberate; consultative.
Consumable (a.) Capable of being consumed; that may be destroyed, dissipated, wasted, or spent.
Consumedly (adv.) Excessively.
Consummate (a.) Carried to the utmost extent or degree; of the highest quality; complete; perfect.
Consummate (v. t. ) To bring to completion; to raise to the highest point or degree; to complete; to finish; to perfect; to achieve.
Contaction (n.) Act of touching.
Contagious (a.) Communicable by contact, by a virus, or by a bodily exhalation; catching; as, a contagious disease.
Contagious (a.) Conveying or generating disease; pestilential; poisonous; as, contagious air.
Contagious (a.) Spreading or communicable from one to another; exciting similar emotions or conduct in others.
Containing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Contain
Containant (n.) A container.
Contangoes (pl. ) of Contango
Contection (n.) A covering.
Contemning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Contemn
Contending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Contend
Contendent (n.) An antagonist; a contestant.
Contentful (a.) Full of content.
Contention (n.) A violent effort or struggle to obtain, or to resist, something; contest; strife.
Contention (n.) Strife in words; controversy; altercation; quarrel; dispute; as, a bone of contention.
Contention (n.) Vehemence of endeavor; eagerness; ardor; zeal.
Contention (n.) A point maintained in an argument, or a
Contesting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Contest
Contestant (n.) One who contests; an opponent; a litigant; a disputant; one who claims that which has been awarded to another.
Contexture (n.) The arrangement and union of the constituent parts of a thing; a weaving together of parts; structural character of a thing; system; constitution; texture.
Contiguate (a.) Contiguous; touching.
Contiguity (n.) The state of being contiguous; intimate association; nearness; proximity.
Contiguous (a.) In actual contact; touching; also, adjacent; near; neighboring; adjoining.
Continence (n.) Alt. of Continency
Continency (n.) Self-restraint; self-command.
Continency (n.) The restraint which a person imposes upon his desires and passions; the act or power of refraining from indulgence of the sexual appetite, esp. from unlawful indulgence; sometimes, moderation in sexual indulgence.
Continency (n.) Uninterrupted course; continuity.
Contingent (a.) Possible, or liable, but not certain, to occur; incidental; casual.
Contingent (a.) Dependent on that which is undetermined or unknown; as, the success of his undertaking is contingent upon events which he can not control.
Contingent (a.) Dependent for effect on something that may or may not occur; as, a contingent estate.
Contingent (n.) An event which may or may not happen; that which is unforeseen, undetermined, or dependent on something future; a contingency.
Contingent (n.) That which falls to one in a division or apportionment among a number; a suitable share; proportion; esp., a quota of troops.
Continuant (a.) Continuing; prolonged; sustained; as, a continuant sound.
Continuant (n.) A continuant sound; a letter whose sound may be prolonged.
Continuate (a.) Immediately united together; intimately connected.
Continuate (a.) Uninterrupted; unbroken; continual; continued.
Continuing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Continue
Continuity (n.) the state of being continuous; uninterupted connection or succession; close union of parts; cohesion; as, the continuity of fibers.
Continuous (a.) Without break, cessation, or interruption; without intervening space or time; uninterrupted; unbroken; continual; unceasing; constant; continued; protracted; extended; as, a continuous
Continuous (a.) Not deviating or varying from uninformity; not interrupted; not joined or articulated.
Contorsion (n.) See Contortion.
Contortion (n.) A twisting; a writhing; wry motion; a twist; as, the contortion of the muscles of the face.
Contortive (a.) Expressing contortion.
Contourne' (a.) Turned in a direction which is not the usual one; -- said of an animal turned to the sinister which is usually turned to the dexter, or the like.
Contraband (n.) Illegal or prohibited traffic.
Contraband (n.) Goods or merchandise the importation or exportation of which is forbidden.
Contraband (n.) A negro slave, during the Civil War, escaped to, or was brought within, the Union
Contraband (a.) Prohibited or excluded by law or treaty; forbidden; as, contraband goods, or trade.
Contraband (v. t.) To import illegally, as prohibited goods; to smuggle.
Contraband (v. t.) To declare prohibited; to forbid.
Contrabass (n.) Double bass; -- applied to any instrument of the same deep range as the stringed double bass; as, the contrabass ophicleide; the contrabass tuba or bombardon.
Contracted (imp. & p. p.) of Contract
Contracted (a.) Drawn together; shrunken; wrinkled; narrow; as, a contracted brow; a contracted noun.
Contracted (a.) Narrow; illiberal; selfish; as, a contracted mind; contracted views.
Contracted (a.) Bargained for; betrothed; as, a contracted peace.
Contractor (n.) One who contracts; one of the parties to a bargain; one who covenants to do anything for another; specifically, one who contracts to perform work on a rather large scale, at a certain price or rate, as in building houses or making a railroad.
Contradict (v. t.) To assert the contrary of; to oppose in words; to take issue with; to gainsay; to deny the truth of, as of a statement or a speaker; to impugn.
Contradict (v. t.) To be contrary to; to oppose; to resist.
Contradict (v. i.) To oppose in words; to gainsay; to deny, or assert the contrary of, something.
Contrahent (a.) Entering into covenant; contracting; as, contrahent parties.
Contramure (n.) An outer wall.
Contraries (n.) Propositions which directly and destructively contradict each other, but of which the falsehood of one does not establish the truth of the other.
Contrarily (adv.) In a contrary manner; in opposition; on the other side; in opposite ways.
Contraries (pl. ) of Contrary
Contrasted (imp. & p. p.) of Contrast
Contravene (v. t.) To meet in the way of opposition; to come into conflict with; to oppose; to contradict; to obstruct the operation of; to defeat.
Contravene (v. t.) To violate; to nullify; to be inconsistent with; as, to contravene a law.
Contrecoup (n.) A concussion or shock produced by a blow or other injury, in a part or region opposite to that at which the blow is received, often causing rupture or disorganisation of the parts affected.
Contribute (v. t.) To give or grant i common with others; to give to a common stock or for a common purpose; to furnish or suply in part; to give (money or other aid) for a specified object; as, to contribute food or fuel for the poor.
Contribute (v. i.) To give a part to a common stock; to lend assistance or aid, or give something, to a common purpose; to have a share in any act or effect.
Contribute (v. i.) To give or use one's power or influence for any object; to assist.
Contrition (n.) The act of grinding or ribbing to powder; attrition; friction; rubbing.
Contrition (n.) The state of being contrite; deep sorrow and repentance for sin, because sin is displeasing to God; humble penitence; through repentance.
Contrivble (a.) Capable of being contrived, planned, invented, or devised.
Contriving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Contrive
Controlled (imp. & p. p.) of Control
Controller (n.) One who, or that which, controls or restraines; one who has power or authority to regulate or control; one who governs.
Controller (n.) An officer appointed to keep a counter register of accounts, or to examine, rectify, or verify accounts.
Controller (n.) An iron block, usually bolted to a ship's deck, for controlling the running out of a chain cable. The links of the cable tend to drop into hollows in the block, and thus hold fast until disengaged.
Controvert (v. t.) To make matter of controversy; to dispute or oppose by reasoning; to contend against in words or writings; to contest; to debate.
Convalesce (v. i.) To recover health and strength gradually, after sickness or weakness; as, a patient begins to convalesce.
Convection (n.) The act or process of conveying or transmitting.
Convection (n.) A process of transfer or transmission, as of heat or electricity, by means of currents in liquids or gases, resulting from changes of temperature and other causes.
Convective (a.) Caused or accomplished by convection; as, a convective discharge of electricity.
Convellent (a.) Tending to tear or pull up.
Convenable (a.) Capable of being convened or assembled.
Convenable (a.) Consistent; accordant; suitable; proper; as, convenable remedies.
Convenance (n.) That which is suitable, agreeable, or convenient.
Convenient (v. i.) Fit or adapted; suitable; proper; becoming; appropriate.
Convenient (v. i.) Affording accommodation or advantage; well adapted to use; handly; as, a convenient house; convenient implements or tools.
Convenient (v. i.) Seasonable; timely; opportune; as, a convenient occasion; a convenient season.
Convenient (v. i.) Near at hand; easy of access.
Convention (v. i.) The act of coming together; the state of being together; union; coalition.
Convention (v. i.) General agreement or concurrence; arbitrary custom; usage; conventionality.
Convention (v. i.) A meeting or an assembly of persons, esp. of delegates or representatives, to accomplish some specific object, -- civil, social, political, or ecclesiastical.
Convention (v. i.) An extraordinary assembly of the parkiament or estates of the realm, held without the king's writ, -- as the assembly which restored Charles II. to the throne, and that which declared the throne to be abdicated by James II.
Convention (v. i.) An agreement or contract less formal than, or preliminary to, a treaty; an informal compact, as between commanders of armies in respect to suspension of hostilities, or between states; also, a formal agreement between governments or sovereign powers; as, a postal convention between two governments.
Conventual (a.) Of or pertaining to a convent; monastic.
Conventual (n.) One who lives in a convent; a monk or nun; a recluse.
Converging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Converge
Convergent (a.) tending to one point of focus; tending to approach each other; converging.
Converging (a.) Tending to one point; approaching each other; convergent; as, converging
Conversant (a.) Having frequent or customary intercourse; familiary associated; intimately acquainted.
Conversant (a.) Familiar or acquainted by use or study; well-informed; versed; -- generally used with with, sometimes with in.
Conversant (a.) Concerned; occupied.
Conversant (n.) One who converses with another; a convenser.
Conversing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Converse
Conversely (adv.) In a converse manner; with change of order or relation; reciprocally.
Conversion (n.) The act of turning or changing from one state or condition to another, or the state of being changed; transmutation; change.
Conversion (n.) The act of changing one's views or course, as in passing from one side, party, or from of religion to another; also, the state of being so changed.
Conversion (n.) An appropriation of, and dealing with the property of another as if it were one's own, without right; as, the conversion of a horse.
Conversion (n.) The act of interchanging the terms of a proposition, as by putting the subject in the place of the predicate, or the contrary.
Conversion (n.) A change or reduction of the form or value of a proposition; as, the conversion of equations; the conversion of proportions.
Conversion (n.) A change of front, as a body of troops attacked in the flank.
Conversion (n.) A change of character or use, as of smoothbore guns into rifles.
Conversion (n.) A spiritual and moral change attending a change of belief with conviction; a change of heart; a change from the service of the world to the service of God; a change of the ruling disposition of the soul, involving a transformation of the outward life.
Conversive (a.) Capable of being converted or changed.
Conversive (a.) Ready to converse; social.
Converting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Convert
Convertend (n.) Any proposition which is subject to the process of conversion; -- so called in its relation to itself as converted, after which process it is termed the converse. See Converse, n. (Logic).
Convertite (n.) A convert.
Convexedly (dv.) In a convex form; convexly.
Convexness (n.) The state of being convex; convexity.
Conveyable (a.) Capable of being conveyed or transferred.
Conveyance (n.) The act of conveying, carrying, or transporting; carriage.
Conveyance (n.) The instrument or means of carrying or transporting anything from place to place; the vehicle in which, or means by which, anything is carried from one place to another; as, stagecoaches, omnibuses, etc., are conveyances; a canal or aqueduct is a conveyance for water.
Conveyance (n.) The act or process of transferring, transmitting, handing down, or communicating; transmission.
Conveyance (n.) The act by which the title to property, esp. real estate, is transferred; transfer of ownership; an instrument in writing (as a deed or mortgage), by which the title to property is conveyed from one person to another.
Conveyance (n.) Dishonest management, or artifice.
Conviciate (v. i.) To utter reproaches; to raise a clamor; to rail.
Convicious (a.) Expressing reproach; abusive; railing; taunting.
Convicting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Convict
Conviction (n.) The act of convicting; the act of proving, finding, or adjudging, guilty of an offense.
Conviction (n.) A judgment of condemnation entered by a court having jurisdiction; the act or process of finding guilty, or the state of being found guilty of any crime by a legal tribunal.
Conviction (n.) The act of convincing of error, or of compelling the admission of a truth; confutation.
Conviction (n.) The state of being convinced or convicted; strong persuasion or belief; especially, the state of being convicted of sin, or by one's conscience.
Convictism (n.) The policy or practice of transporting convicts to penal settlements.
Convictive (a.) Convincing.
Convincing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Convince
Convocated (imp. & p. p.) of Convocate
Convoluted (a.) Having convolutions.
Convoluted (a.) Folded in tortuous windings.
Convolving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Convolve
Convolvuli (pl. ) of Convolvulus
Convulsing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Convulse
Convulsion (n.) An unnatural, violent, and unvoluntary contraction of the muscular parts of an animal body.
Convulsion (n.) Any violent and irregular motion or agitation; a violent shaking; a tumult; a commotion.
Convulsive (a.) Producing, or attended with, convulsions or spasms; characterized by convulsions; convulsionary.
Cony-catch (v. t.) To deceive; to cheat; to trick.
Cooperated (imp. & p. p.) of Cooperate
Cooperator (n.) One who labors jointly with others to promote the same end.
Cooptation (n.) The act of choosing; selection; choice.
Coordinate (a.) Equal in rank or order; not subordinate.
Coordinate (v. t.) To make coordinate; to put in the same order or rank; as, to coordinate ideas in classification.
Coordinate (v. t.) To give a common action, movement, or condition to; to regulate and combine so as to produce harmonious action; to adjust; to harmonize; as, to coordinate muscular movements.
Coordinate (n.) A thing of the same rank with another thing; one two or more persons or things of equal rank, authority, or importance.
Coparcener (n.) One who has an equal portion with others of an inheritance.
Copartment (n.) A compartment.
Copartnery (n.) the state of being copartners in any undertaking.
Copernican (a.) Pertaining to Copernicus, a Prussian by birth (b. 1473, d. 1543), who taught the world the solar system now received, called the Copernican system.
Copperhead (n.) A poisonous American serpent (Ancistrodon conotortrix), closely allied to the rattlesnake, but without rattles; -- called also copper-belly, and red viper.
Copperhead (n.) A nickname applied to a person in the Northern States who sympathized with the South during the Civil War.
Copperworm (n.) The teredo; -- so called because it injures the bottoms of vessels, where not protected by copper.
Copperworm (n.) The ringworm.
Coprolitic (a.) Containing, pertaining to, or of the nature of, coprolites.
Copulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Copulate
Copulation (n.) The act of coupling or joining; union; conjunction.
Copulation (n.) The coming together of male and female in the act of generation; sexual union; coition.
Copulative (a.) Serving to couple, unite, or connect; as, a copulative conjunction like "and".
Copulative (n.) Connection.
Copulative (n.) A copulative conjunction.
Copyholder (n.) One possessed of land in copyhold.
Copyholder (n.) A device for holding copy for a compositor.
Copyholder (n.) One who reads copy to a proof reader.
Coquelicot (n.) The wild poppy, or red corn rose.
Coquelicot (n.) The color of the wild poppy; a color nearly red, like orange mixed with scarlet.
Coquetting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coquet
Coquetries (pl. ) of Coquetry
Coquettish (a.) Practicing or exhibiting coquetry; alluring; enticing.
Coquimbite (n.) A mineral consisting principally of sulphate of iron; white copperas; -- so called because found in the province of Coquimbo, Chili.
Coral fish () Any bright-colored fish of the genera Chaetodon, Pomacentrus, Apogon, and related genera, which live among reef corals.
Corbiestep (n.) One of the steps in which a gable wall is often finished in place of a continuous slope; -- also called crowstep.
Cordiality (n.) Relation to the heart.
Cordiality (n.) Sincere affection and kindness; warmth of regard; heartiness.
Cordialize (v. t.) To make into a cordial.
Cordialize (v. t.) To render cordial; to reconcile.
Cordialize (v. i.) To grow cordial; to feel or express cordiality.
Cordierite (n.) See Iolite.
Cordillera (n.) A mountain ridge or chain.
Cordwainer (n.) A worker in cordwain, or cordovan leather; a shoemaker.
Coriaceous (a.) Consisting of or resembling, leather; leatherlike; tough.
Coriaceous (a.) Stiff, like leather or parchment.
Corinthiac (a.) Pertaining to Corinth.
Corinthian (a.) Of or relating to Corinth.
Corinthian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Corinthian order of architecture, invented by the Greeks, but more commonly used by the Romans.
Corinthian (a.) Debauched in character or practice; impure.
Corinthian (a.) Of or pertaining to an amateur sailor or yachtsman; as, a corinthian race (one in which the contesting yachts must be manned by amateurs.)
Corinthian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Corinth.
Corinthian (n.) A gay, licentious person.
Cormophyta (n. pl.) A term proposed by Endlicher to include all plants with an axis containing vascular tissue and with foliage.
Corncutter (n.) A machine for cutting up stalks of corn for food of cattle.
Corncutter (n.) An implement consisting of a long blade, attached to a handle at nearly a right angle, used for cutting down the stalks of Indian corn.
Corndodger (n.) A cake made of the meal of Indian corn, wrapped in a covering of husks or paper, and baked under the embers.
Cornerwise (adv.) With the corner in front; diagonally; not square.
Cornflower (n.) A conspicuous wild flower (Centaurea Cyanus), growing in grainfields.
Cornicular (n.) A secretary or clerk.
Corniculum (n.) A small hornlike part or process.
Corniplume (n.) A hornlike tuft of feathers on the head of some birds.
Cornstarch (n.) Starch made from Indian corn, esp. a fine white flour used for puddings, etc.
Cornucopia (n.) The horn of plenty, from which fruits and flowers are represented as issuing. It is an emblem of abundance.
Cornucopia (n.) A genus of grasses bearing spikes of flowers resembling the cornucopia in form.
Corollated (a.) Having a corolla or corollas; like a corolla.
Coromandel (n.) The west coast, or a portion of the west coast, of the Bay of Bengal.
Coronation (n.) The act or solemnity of crowning a sovereign; the act of investing a prince with the insignia of royalty, on his succeeding to the sovereignty.
Coronation (n.) The pomp or assembly at a coronation.
Coroniform (a.) Having the form of a crown or coronet; resembling a crown.
Corporally (adv.) In or with the body; bodily; as, to be corporally present.
Corporator (n.) A member of a corporation, esp. one of the original members.
Corporeity (n.) The state of having a body; the state of being corporeal; materiality.
Corpulence (n.) Alt. of Corpulency
Corpulency (n.) Excessive fatness; fleshiness; obesity.
Corpulency (n.) Thickness; density; compactness.
Corpuscule (n.) A corpuscle.
Corradiate (v. t.) To converge to one point or focus, as light or rays.
Corralling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Corral
Correcting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Correct
Correctify (v. t.) To correct.
Correction (n.) The act of correcting, or making that right which was wrong; change for the better; amendment; rectification, as of an erroneous statement.
Correction (n.) The act of reproving or punishing, or that which is intended to rectify or to cure faults; punishment; discip
Correction (n.) That which is substituted in the place of what is wrong; an emendation; as, the corrections on a proof sheet should be set in the margin.
Correction (n.) Abatement of noxious qualities; the counteraction of what is inconvenient or hurtful in its effects; as, the correction of acidity in the stomach.
Correction (n.) An allowance made for inaccuracy in an instrument; as, chronometer correction; compass correction.
Corrective (a.) Having the power to correct; tending to rectify; as, corrective penalties.
Corrective (a.) Qualifying; limiting.
Corrective (n.) That which has the power of correcting, altering, or counteracting what is wrong or injurious; as, alkalies are correctives of acids; penalties are correctives of immoral conduct.
Corrective (n.) Limitation; restriction.
Correctory (a.) Containing or making correction; corrective.
Corregidor (n.) The chief magistrate of a Spanish town.
Correlated (imp. & p. p.) of Correlate
Correption (n.) Chiding; reproof; reproach.
Correspond (v. i.) To be like something else in the dimensions and arrangement of its parts; -- followed by with or to; as, concurring figures correspond with each other throughout.
Correspond (v. i.) To be adapted; to be congruous; to suit; to agree; to fit; to answer; -- followed by to.
Correspond (v. i.) To have intercourse or communion; especially, to hold intercourse or to communicate by sending and receiving letters; -- followed by with.
Corrigenda (pl. ) of Corrigendum
Corrigible (a.) Capable of being set right, amended, or reformed; as, a corrigible fault.
Corrigible (a.) Submissive to correction; docile.
Corrigible (a.) Deserving chastisement; punishable.
Corrigible (a.) Having power to correct; corrective.
Corrivalry (n.) Corivalry.
Corrodiate (v. t.) To eat away by degrees; to corrode.
Corrodible (a.) Capable of being corroded; corrosible.
Corrosible (a.) Corrodible.
Corrugated (imp. & p. p.) of Corrugate
Corrugator (n.) A muscle which contracts the skin of the forehead into wrinkles.
Corrupting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Corrupt
Corruptful (a.) Tending to corrupt; full of corruption.
Corruption (n.) The act of corrupting or making putrid, or state of being corrupt or putrid; decomposition or disorganization, in the process of putrefaction; putrefaction; deterioration.
Corruption (n.) The product of corruption; putrid matter.
Corruption (n.) The act of corrupting or of impairing integrity, virtue, or moral principle; the state of being corrupted or debased; loss of purity or integrity; depravity; wickedness; impurity; bribery.
Corruption (n.) The act of changing, or of being changed, for the worse; departure from what is pure, simple, or correct; as, a corruption of style; corruption in language.
Corruptive (a.) Having the quality of taining or vitiating; tending to produce corruption.
Corticated (a.) Having a special outer covering of a nature unlike the interior part.
Corticifer (n.) One of the Gorgoniacea; -- so called because the fleshy part surrounds a solid axis, like a bark.
Corybantes (pl. ) of Corybant
Corybantic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the Corybantes or their rites; frantic; frenzied; as, a corybantic dance.
Coryphodon (n.) A genus of extinct mammals from the eocene tertiary of Europe and America. Its species varied in size between the tapir and rhinoceros, and were allied to those animals, but had short, plantigrade, five-toed feet, like the elephant.
Cosentient (a.) Perceiving together.
Cosmetical (a.) Imparting or improving beauty, particularly the beauty of the complexion; as, a cosmetical preparation.
Cosmically (adv.) With the sun at rising or setting; as, a star is said to rise or set cosmically when it rises or sets with the sun.
Cosmically (adv.) Universally.
Cosmogonal (a.) Alt. of Cosmogonical
Cosmogonic (a.) Alt. of Cosmogonical
Cosmolatry (n.) Worship paid to the world.
Cosmometry (n.) The art of measuring the world or the universe.
Cosmoramic (a.) Of or pertaining to a cosmorama.
Costeaning (n.) The process by which miners seek to discover metallic lodes. It consist in sinking small pits through the superficial deposits to the solid rock, and then driving from one pit to another across the direction of the vein, in such manner as to cross all the veins between the two pits.
Costellate (a.) Finely ribbed or costated.
Cosureties (pl. ) of Cosurety
Cothurnate (a.) Alt. of Cothurnated
Cottontail (n.) The American wood rabbit (Lepus sylvaticus); -- also called Molly cottontail.
Cottonweed (n.) See Cudweed.
Cottonwood (n.) An American tree of the genus Populus or poplar, having the seeds covered with abundant cottonlike hairs; esp., the P. monilifera and P. angustifolia of the Western United States.
Cotyliform (a.) Shaped like a cotyle or a cup.
Coulterneb (n.) The puffin.
Councilist (n.) One who belong to a council; one who gives an opinion.
Councilmen (pl. ) of Councilman
Councilman (n.) A member of a council, especially of the common council of a city; a councilor.
Counselled () of Counsel
Counseling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Counsel
Counteract (v. t.) To act in opposition to; to hinder, defeat, or frustrate, by contrary agency or influence; as, to counteract the effect of medicines; to counteract good advice.
Countermen (pl. ) of Counterman
Counterman (n.) A man who attends at the counter of a shop to sell goods.
Countesses (pl. ) of Countess
Countrymen (pl. ) of Countryman
Countryman (n.) An inhabitant or native of a region.
Countryman (n.) One born in the same country with another; a compatriot; -- used with a possessive pronoun.
Countryman (n.) One who dwells in the country, as distinguished from a townsman or an inhabitant of a city; a rustic; a husbandman or farmer.
Couplement (n.) Union; combination; a coupling; a pair.
Courageous (a.) Possessing, or characterized by, courage; brave; bold.
Courtesies (pl. ) of Courtesy
Courtesied (imp. & p
Court-leet (n.) A court of record held once a year, in a particular hundred, lordship, or manor, before the steward of the leet.
Couscousou (n.) A favorite dish in Barbary. See Couscous.
Cousinhood (n.) The state or condition of a cousin; also, the collective body of cousins; kinsfolk.
Cousinship (n.) The relationship of cousins; state of being cousins; cousinhood.
Covenanted (imp. & p. p.) of Covenant
Covenantee (n.) The person in whose favor a covenant is made.
Covenanter (n.) One who makes a covenant.
Covenanter (n.) One who subscribed and defended the "Solemn League and Covenant." See Covenant.
Covenantor (n.) The party who makes a covenant.
Coverchief (n.) A covering for the head.
Covertness (n.) Secrecy; privacy.
Covetously (adv.) In a covetous manner.
Cowardship (n.) Cowardice.
Cowberries (pl. ) of Cowberry
Cowcatxjer (n.) A strong inc
Cowhearted (a.) Cowardly.
Cowslipped (a.) Adorned with cowslips.
Coxcomical (a.) Coxcombical.
Docibility (n.) Alt. of Docibleness
Docimastic (a.) Proving by experiments or tests.
Docimology (n.) A treatise on the art of testing, as in assaying metals, etc.
Dock-cress (n.) Nipplewort.
Docoglossa (n. pl.) An order of gastropods, including the true limpets, and having the teeth on the odontophore or lingual ribbon.
Doctorally (adv.) In the manner of a doctor.
Doctorship (n.) Doctorate.
Documental (a.) Of or pertaining to instruction.
Documental (a.) Of or pertaining to written evidence; documentary; as, documental testimony.
Doggedness (n.) Sullenness; moroseness.
Doggedness (n.) Sullen or obstinate determination; grim resolution or persistence.
Dog-headed (a.) Having a head shaped like that of a dog; -- said of certain baboons.
dog-legged (a.) Noting a flight of stairs, consisting of two or more straight portions connected by a platform (landing) or platforms, and running in opposite directions without an intervening wellhole.
Dogmatical (a.) Pertaining to a dogma, or to an established and authorized doctrine or tenet.
Dogmatical (a.) Asserting a thing positively and authoritatively; positive; magisterial; hence, arrogantly authoritative; overbearing.
Dogmatized (imp. & p. p.) of Dogmatize
Dogmatizer (n.) One who dogmatizes; a bold asserter; a magisterial teacher.
Dog's-bane (n.) See Dogbane.
Dokimastic (a.) Docimastic.
Dolcemente (adv.) Softly; sweetly; with soft, smooth, and delicate execution.
Domestical (a.) Domestic.
Domestical (n.) A family; a household.
Domiciling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Domicile
Domiciliar (n.) A member of a household; a domestic.
Dominating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dominate
Domination (n.) The act of dominating; exercise of power in ruling; dominion; supremacy; authority; often, arbitrary or insolent sway.
Domination (n.) A ruling party; a party in power.
Domination (n.) A high order of angels in the celestial hierarchy; -- a meaning given by the schoolmen.
Dominative (a.) Governing; ruling; imperious.
Domineered (imp. & p. p.) of Domineer
Dominicide (n.) The act of killing a master.
Dominicide (n.) One who kills his master.
Donatistic (a.) Pertaining to Donatism.
Doniferous (a.) Bearing gifts.
Do-nothing (a.) Doing nothing; inactive; idle; lazy; as, a do-nothing policy.
Doob grass () A perennial, creeping grass (Cynodon dactylon), highly prized, in Hindostan, as food for cattle, and acclimated in the United States.
Doodlesack (n.) The Scotch bagpipe.
Doorkeeper (n.) One who guards the entrance of a house or apartment; a porter; a janitor.
Dopplerite (n.) A brownish black native hydrocarbon occurring in elastic or jellylike masses.
Dorsimeson (n.) (Anat.) See Meson.
Doryphoros (n.) A spear bearer; a statue of a man holding a spear or in the attitude of a spear bearer. Several important sculptures of this subject existed in antiquity, copies of which remain to us.
Doub grass () Doob grass.
-barrelled (a.) Having two barrels; -- applied to a gun.
Double-dye (v. t.) To dye again or twice over.
Doubleness (n.) The state of being double or doubled.
Doubleness (n.) Duplicity; insincerity.
Doubletree (n.) The bar, or crosspiece, of a carriage, to which the singletrees are attached.
Doubtfully (adv.) In a doubtful manner.
Doughiness (n.) The quality or state of being doughy.
Doulocracy (n.) A government by slaves.
Dove plant () A Central American orchid (Peristeria elata), having a flower stem five or six feet high, with numerous globose white fragrant flowers. The column in the center of the flower resembles a dove; -- called also Holy Spirit plant.
Dovetailed (imp. & p. p.) of Dovetail
Dowagerism (n.) The rank or condition of a dowager; formality, as that of a dowager. Also used figuratively.
Downfallen (a.) Fallen; ruined.
Downlooked (a.) Having a downcast countenance; dejected; gloomy; sullen.
Down-share (n.) A breastplow used in paring off turf on downs.
Downstairs (adv.) Down the stairs; to a lower floor.
Downstairs (a.) Below stairs; as, a downstairs room.
Downsteepy (a.) Very steep.
Downstream (adv.) Down the stream; as, floating downstream.
Downstroke (n.) A stroke made with a downward motion of the pen or pencil.
Doxologize (v. i.) To give glory to God, as in a doxology; to praise God with doxologies.
Doxologies (pl. ) of Doxology
Eosphorite (n.) A hydrous phosphate of alumina and manganese. It is generally of a rose-pink color, -- whence the name.
Focalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Focalize
Foistiness (n.) Fustiness; mustiness.
Foliaceous (a.) Belonging to, or having the texture or nature of, a leaf; having leaves intermixed with flowers; as, a foliaceous spike.
Foliaceous (a.) Consisting of leaves or thin laminae; having the form of a leaf or plate; as, foliaceous spar.
Foliaceous (a.) Leaflike in form or mode of growth; as, a foliaceous coral.
Foliferous (a.) Producing leaves.
Fo'liolate (a.) Of or pertaining to leaflets; -- used in composition; as, bi-foliolate.
Follicular (a.) Like, pertaining to, or consisting of, a follicles or follicles.
Follicular (a.) Affecting the follicles; as, follicular pharyngitis.
Fontanelle (n.) Same as Fontanel, 2.
Fool-happy (a.) Lucky, without judgment or contrivance.
Fool-hasty (a.) Foolishly hasty.
Fool-large (a.) Foolishly liberal.
Footbridge (n.) A narrow bridge for foot passengers only.
Footlicker (n.) A sycophant; a fawner; a toady. Cf. Bootlick.
Foot pound () A unit of energy, or work, being equal to the work done in raising one pound avoirdupois against the force of gravity the height of one foot.
Fop-doodle (n.) A stupid or insignificant fellow; a fool; a simpleton.
Foraminous (a.) Having foramina; full of holes; porous.
Forbearing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forbear
Forbearant (a.) Forbearing.
Forbearing (a.) Disposed or accustomed to forbear; patient; long-suffering.
Forbidding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forbid
Forbidding (a.) Repelling approach; repulsive; raising abhorrence, aversion, or dislike; disagreeable; prohibiting or interdicting; as, a forbidding aspect; a forbidding formality; a forbidding air.
Force pump () A pump having a solid piston, or plunger, for drawing and forcing a liquid, as water, through the valves; in distinction from a pump having a bucket, or valved piston.
Force pump () A pump adapted for delivering water at a considerable height above the pump, or under a considerable pressure; in distinction from one which lifts the water only to the top of the pump or delivers it through a spout. See Illust. of Plunger pump, under Plunger.
Forcipated (a.) Like a pair of forceps; as, a forcipated mouth.
Fordrunken (a.) Utterly drunk; very drunk.
Foreadvise (v. t.) To advise or counsel before the time of action, or before the event.
Foreallege (v. t.) To allege or cite before.
Foreboding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forebode
Foreboding (n.) Presage of coming ill; expectation of misfortune.
Forecaster (n.) One who forecast.
Forecastle (n.) A short upper deck forward, formerly raised like a castle, to command an enemy's decks.
Forecastle (n.) That part of the upper deck of a vessel forward of the foremast, or of the after part of the fore channels.
Forecastle (n.) In merchant vessels, the forward part of the vessel, under the deck, where the sailors live.
Forechosen (a.) Chosen beforehand.
Foreclosed (imp. & p. p.) of Foreclose
Foredesign (v. t.) To plan beforehand; to intend previously.
Forefather (n.) One who precedes another in the
Forefinger (n.) The finger next to the thumb; the index.
Foreefront (n.) Foremost part or place.
Foreganger (n.) A short rope grafted on a harpoon, to which a longer lin/ may be attached.
Foregather (v. i.) Same as Forgather.
Forewent 2 (imp.) of Forego
Foreground (n.) On a painting, and sometimes in a bas-relief, mosaic picture, or the like, that part of the scene represented, which is nearest to the spectator, and therefore occupies the lowest part of the work of art itself. Cf. Distance, n., 6.
Forehanded (a.) Early; timely; seasonable.
Forehanded (a.) Beforehand with one's needs, or having resources in advance of one's necessities; in easy circumstances; as, a forehanded farmer.
Forehanded (a.) Formed in the forehand or fore parts.
Forehearth (n.) The forward extension of the hearth of a blast furnace under the tymp.
Foreignism (n.) Anything peculiar to a foreign language or people; a foreign idiom or custom.
Forejudger (n.) A judgment by which one is deprived or put of a right or thing in question.
Foreknower (n.) One who foreknows.
Foreleader (n.) One who leads others by his example; aguide.
Foremostly (adv.) In the foremost place or order; among the foremost.
Foremother (n.) A female ancestor.
Fore-night (n.) The evening between twilight and bedtime.
Forenotice (n.) Notice or information of an event before it happens; forewarning.
Forensical (a.) Forensic.
Foreordain (v. t.) To ordain or appoint beforehand; to preordain; to predestinate; to predetermine.
Forequoted (a.) Cited before; quoted in a foregoing part of the treatise or essay.
Forerunner (n.) A messenger sent before to give notice of the approach of others; a harbinger; a sign foreshowing something; a prognostic; as, the forerunner of a fever.
Forerunner (n.) A predecessor; an ancestor.
Forerunner (n.) A piece of rag terminating the log
Foreshadow (v. t.) To shadow or typi/y beforehand; to prefigure.
Foreshower (n.) One who predicts.
Foresleeve (n.) The sleeve below the elbow.
Forespeech (n.) A preface.
Foretaster (n.) One who tastes beforehand, or before another.
Foreteller (n.) One who predicts.
Fore teeth (pl. ) of Fore tooth
Fore tooth () One of the teeth in the forepart of the mouth; an incisor.
Forewarned (imp. & p. p.) of Forewarn
Forewisten (pl.) of Forewite
Forewiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forewite
Forfalture (n.) Forfeiture.
Forfeiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forfeit
Forfeiture (n.) The act of forfeiting; the loss of some right, privilege, estate, honor, office, or effects, by an offense, crime, breach of condition, or other act.
Forfeiture (n.) That which is forfeited; a penalty; a fine or mulct.
Forgetting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forget
Forgivable (a.) Capable of being forgiven; pardonable; venial.
Forinsecal (a.) Foreign; alien.
Formalized (imp. & p. p.) of Formalize
Formidable (a.) Exciting fear or apprehension; impressing dread; adapted to excite fear and deter from approach, encounter, or undertaking; alarming.
Formidably (adv.) In a formidable manner.
Formulated (imp. & p. p.) of Formulate
Formulized (imp. & p. p.) of Formulize
Fornicated (a.) Vaulted like an oven or furnace; arched.
Fornicated (a.) Arching over; overarched.
Fornicator (n.) An unmarried person, male or female, who has criminal intercourse with the other sex; one guilty of fornication.
Forslouthe (v. t.) To lose by sloth or negligence.
Forswearer (n.) One who rejects of renounces upon oath; one who swears a false oath.
Forthgoing (n.) A going forth; an utterance.
Forthgoing (a.) Going forth.
Forthright (adv.) Straight forward; in a straight direction.
Forthright (a.) Direct; straightforward; as, a forthright man.
Forthright (n.) A straight path.
Fortifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fortify
Fortissimo (adv.) Very loud; with the utmost strength or loudness.
Fortresses (pl. ) of Fortress
Fortuitous (a.) Happening by chance; coming or occuring unexpectedly, or without any known cause; chance; as, the fortuitous concourse of atoms.
Fortuitous (a.) Happening independently of human will or means of foresight; resulting from unavoidable physical causes.
Forty-spot (n.) The Tasmanian forty-spotted diamond bird (Pardalotus quadragintus).
Forwarding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forward
Forwarding (n.) The act of one who forwards; the act or occupation of transmitting merchandise or other property for others.
Forwarding (n.) The process of putting a book into its cover, and making it ready for the finisher.
Fossilized (imp. & p. p.) of Fossilize
Fossilized (a.) Converted into a fossil; antiquated; firmly fixed in views or opinions.
Fossorious (a.) Adapted for digging; -- said of the legs of certain insects.
Fosterling (n.) A foster child.
Fosterment (n.) Food; nourishment.
Foundation (n.) The act of founding, fixing, establishing, or beginning to erect.
Foundation (n.) That upon which anything is founded; that on which anything stands, and by which it is supported; the lowest and supporting layer of a superstructure; groundwork; basis.
Foundation (n.) The lowest and supporting part or member of a wall, including the base course (see Base course (a), under Base, n.) and footing courses; in a frame house, the whole substructure of masonry.
Foundation (n.) A donation or legacy appropriated to support a charitable institution, and constituting a permanent fund; endowment.
Foundation (n.) That which is founded, or established by endowment; an endowed institution or charity.
Foundering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Founder
Founderous (a.) Difficult to travel; likely to trip one up; as, a founderous road.
Founderies (pl. ) of Foundery
Fourchette (n.) A table fork.
Fourchette (n.) A small fold of membrane, connecting the labia in the posterior part of the vulva.
Fourchette (n.) The wishbone or furculum of birds.
Fourchette (n.) The frog of the hoof of the horse and allied animals.
Fourchette (n.) An instrument used to raise and support the tongue during the cutting of the fraenum.
Fourchette (n.) The forked piece between two adjacent fingers, to which the front and back portions are sewed.
Fourfooted (a.) Having four feet; quadruped; as, fourfooted beasts.
Fourhanded (a.) Having four hands; quadrumanous.
Fourhanded (a.) Requiring four "hands" or players; as, a fourhanded game at cards.
Fourierism (n.) The cooperative socialistic system of Charles Fourier, a Frenchman, who recommended the reorganization of society into small communities, living in common.
Fourierist (n.) Alt. of Fourierite
Fourierite (n.) One who adopts the views of Fourier.
Foursquare (a.) Having four sides and four equal angles.
Fourteenth (a.) Next in order after the thirteenth; as, the fourteenth day of the month.
Fourteenth (a.) Making or constituting one of fourteen equal parts into which anything may be derived.
Fourteenth (n.) One of fourteen equal parts into which one whole may be divided; the quotient of a unit divided by fourteen; one next after the thirteenth.
Fourteenth (n.) The octave of the seventh.
Foveolated (a.) Foveolate.
Goa powder () A bitter powder (also called araroba) found in the interspaces of the wood of a Brazilian tree (Andira araroba) and used as a medicine. It is the material from which chrysarobin is obtained.
Goatsucker (n.) One of several species of insectivorous birds, belonging to Caprimulgus and allied genera, esp. the European species (Caprimulgus Europaeus); -- so called from the mistaken notion that it sucks goats. The European species is also goat-milker, goat owl, goat chaffer, fern owl, night hawk, nightjar, night churr, churr-owl, gnat hawk, and dorhawk.
Gobemouche (n.) Literally, a fly swallower; hence, once who keeps his mouth open; a boor; a silly and credulous person.
Go-between (n.) An intermediate agent; a broker; a procurer; -- usually in a disparaging sense.
Goggle-eye (n.) One of two or more species of American fresh-water fishes of the family Centrarchidae, esp. Chaenobryttus antistius, of Lake Michigan and adjacent waters, and Ambloplites rupestris, of the Great Lakes and Mississippi Valley; -- so called from their prominent eyes.
Goggle-eye (n.) The goggler.
Gold-bound (a.) Encompassed with gold.
Golden-eye (n.) A duck (Glaucionetta clangula), found in Northern Europe, Asia, and America. The American variety (var. Americana) is larger. Called whistler, garrot, gowdy, pied widgeon, whiteside, curre, and doucker. Barrow's golden-eye of America (G. Islandica) is less common.
Golden-rod (n.) A tall herb (Solidago Virga-aurea), bearing yellow flowers in a graceful elongated cluster. The name is common to all the species of the genus Solidago.
Goldilocks (n.) Same as Goldylocks.
Goldylocks (n.) A plant of several species of the genus Chrysocoma; -- so called from the tufts of yellow flowers which terminate the stems; also,
Goliardery (n.) The satirical or ribald poetry of the Goliards.
Goloe-shoe (n.) A galoche.
Golyardeys (n.) A buffoon. See Gollard.
Gomphiasis (n.) A disease of the teeth, which causes them to loosen and fall out of their sockets.
Gonangiums (pl. ) of Gonangium
Goniometer (n.) An instrument for measuring angles, especially the angles of crystals, or the inclination of planes.
Goniometry (n.) The art of measuring angles; trigonometry.
Gonococcus (n.) A vegetable microorganism of the genus Micrococcus, occurring in the secretion in gonorrhea. It is believed by some to constitute the cause of this disease.
Gonorrhoea (n.) A contagious inflammatory disease of the genitourinary tract, affecting especially the urethra and vagina, and characterized by a mucopurulent discharge, pain in urination, and chordee; clap.
Gonorrheal (a.) Alt. of Gonorrhoeal
Goodlyhead (n.) Alt. of Goodlyhood
Goodlyhood (n.) Goodness; grace; good
Gooseberry (a.) Any thorny shrub of the genus Ribes; also, the edible berries of such shrub. There are several species, of which Ribes Grossularia is the one commonly cultivated.
Gooseberry (a.) A silly person; a goose cap.
Gorgonacea (n. pl.) See Gorgoniacea.
Gorgoneion (n.) A mask carved in imitation of a Gorgon's head.
Gormandism (n.) Gluttony.
Gormandize (v. i. & t.) To eat greedily; to swallow voraciously; to feed ravenously or like a glutton.
Gospelized (imp. & p. p.) of Gospelize
Gossiprede (n.) The relationship between a person and his sponsors.
Gothicized (imp. & p. p.) of Gothicize
Gougeshell (n.) A sharp-edged, tubular, marine shell, of the genus Vermetus; also, the pinna. See Vermetus.
Gourdiness (n.) The state of being gourdy.
Gourd tree () A tree (the Crescentia Cujete, or calabash tree) of the West Indies and Central America.
Governable (a.) Capable of being governed, or subjected to authority; controllable; manageable; obedient.
Governance (n.) Exercise of authority; control; government; arrangement.
Governante (n.) A governess.
Government (n.) The act of governing; the exercise of authority; the administration of laws; control; direction; regulation; as, civil, church, or family government.
Government (n.) The mode of governing; the system of polity in a state; the established form of law.
Government (n.) The right or power of governing; authority.
Government (n.) The person or persons authorized to administer the laws; the ruling power; the administration.
Government (n.) The body politic governed by one authority; a state; as, the governments of Europe.
Government (n.) Management of the limbs or body.
Government (n.) The influence of a word in regard to construction, requiring that another word should be in a particular case.
Hoarsening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hoarsen
Hoarseness (n.) Harshness or roughness of voice or sound, due to mucus collected on the vocal cords, or to swelling or looseness of the cords.
Hobblebush (n.) A low bush (Viburnum lantanoides) having long, straggling branches and handsome flowers. It is found in the Northern United States. Called also shinhopple.
Hobblingly (adv.) With a limping step.
Hobbyhorse (n.) A strong, active horse, of a middle size, said to have been originally from Ireland; an ambling nag.
Hobbyhorse (n.) A stick, often with the head or figure of a horse, on which boys make believe to ride.
Hobbyhorse (n.) A subject or plan upon which one is constantly setting off; a favorite and ever-recurring theme of discourse, thought, or effort; that which occupies one's attention unduly, or to the weariness of others; a ruling passion.
Hornobbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hobnob
Hocuspocus (n.) A term used by jugglers in pretended incantations.
Hocuspocus (n.) A juggler or trickster.
Hocuspocus (n.) A juggler's trick; a cheat; nonsense.
Hocuspocus (v. t.) To cheat.
Hoddengray (a.) Applied to coarse cloth made of undyed wool, formerly worn by Scotch peasants.
Hoddydoddy (n.) An awkward or foolish person.
Hodgepodge (n.) A mixed mass; a medley. See Hotchpot.
Hoggerpipe (n.) The upper terminal pipe of a mining pump.
Hog's-back (n.) A hogback.
Hoidenhood (n.) State of being a hoiden.
Hollandish (a.) Relating to Holland; Dutch.
Hollowness (n.) State of being hollow.
Hollowness (n.) Insincerity; unsoundness; treachery.
Holohedral (a.) Having all the planes required by complete symmetry, -- in opposition to hemihedral.
Holophotal (a.) Causing no loss of light; -- applied to reflectors which throw back the rays of light without perceptible loss.
Holophytic (a.) Wholly or distinctively vegetable.
Holorhinal (a.) Having the nasal bones contiguous.
Holosteric (a.) Wholly solid; -- said of a barometer constructed of solid materials to show the variations of atmospheric pressure without the use of liquids, as the aneroid.
Holostraca (n. pl.) A division of phyllopod Crustacea, including those that are entirely covered by a bivalve shell.
Holotricha (n. pl.) A group of ciliated Infusoria, having cilia all over the body.
Holy cross () The cross as the symbol of Christ's crucifixion.
Homageable (a.) Subject to homage.
Homaloidal (a.) Flat; even; -- a term applied to surfaces and to spaces, whether real or imagined, in which the definitions, axioms, and postulates of Euclid respecting parallel straight
Homaxonial (a.) Relating to that kind of homology or symmetry, the mathematical conception of organic form, in which all axes are equal. See under Promorphology.
Home-bound (a.) Kept at home.
Homeopathy (n.) The art of curing, founded on resemblances; the theory and its practice that disease is cured (tuto, cito, et jucunde) by remedies which produce on a healthy person effects similar to the symptoms of the complaint under which the patient suffers, the remedies being usually administered in minute doses. This system was founded by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, and is opposed to allopathy, or heteropathy.
Homiletics (n.) The art of preaching; that branch of theology which treats of homilies or sermons, and the best method of preparing and delivering them.
Homocercal (a.) Having the tail nearly or quite symmetrical, the vertebral column terminating near its base; -- opposed to heterocercal.
Homodermic (a.) Relating to homodermy; originating from the same germ layer.
Homodromal (a.) Alt. of Homodromous
Homodynamy (n.) The homology of metameres. See Metamere.
Homoeomery (n.) Same as Homoeomeria.
Homoeozoic (a.) Pertaining to, or including, similar forms or kinds of life; as, homoeozoic belts on the earth's surface.
Homogamous (a.) Having all the flowers alike; -- said of such composite plants as Eupatorium, and the thistels.
Homogeneal (a.) Homogeneous.
Homogenous (a.) Having a resemblance in structure, due to descent from a common progenitor with subsequent modification; homogenetic; -- applied both to animals and plants. See Homoplastic.
Homogonous (a.) Having all the flowers of a plant alike in respect to the stamens and pistils.
Homography (n.) That method of spelling in which every sound is represented by a single character, which indicates that sound and no other.
Homography (n.) A relation between two figures, such that to any point of the one corresponds one and but one point in the other, and vise versa. Thus, a tangent
Homologate (v. t.) To approve; to allow; to confirm; as, the court homologates a proceeding.
Homologize (v. t.) To determine the homologies or structural relations of.
Homologous (a.) Having the same relative position, proportion, value, or structure.
Homologous (a.) Corresponding in relative position and proportion.
Homologous (a.) Having the same relative proportion or value, as the two antecedents or the two consequents of a proportion.
Homologous (a.) Characterized by homology; belonging to the same type or series; corresponding in composition and properties. See Homology, 3.
Homologous (a.) Being of the same typical structure; having like relations to a fundamental type to structure; as, those bones in the hand of man and the fore foot of a horse are homologous that correspond in their structural relations, that is, in their relations to the type structure of the fore limb in vertebrates.
Homomorphy (n.) Similarity of form; resemblance in external characters, while widely different in fundamental structure; resemblance in geometric
Homonomous (a.) Of or pertaining to homonomy.
Homonymous (a.) Having the same name or designation; standing in the same relation; -- opposed to heteronymous.
Homonymous (a.) Having the same name or designation, but different meaning or relation; hence, equivocal; ambiguous.
Homoousian (n.) One of those, in the 4th century, who accepted the Nicene creed, and maintained that the Son had the same essence or substance with the Father; -- opposed to homoiousian.
Homoousian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Homoousians, or to the doctrines they held.
Homophonic (a.) Alt. of Homophonous
Homophylic (a.) Relating to homophily.
Homoplasmy (n.) Resemblance between different plants or animals, in external shape, in general habit, or in organs, which is not due to descent from a common ancestor, but to similar surrounding circumstances.
Homoplasty (n.) The formation of homologous tissues.
Homopteran (n.) An homopter.
Homostyled (a.) Having only one form of pistils; -- said of the flowers of some plants.
Homotaxial (a.) Alt. of Homotaxic
Homotonous (a.) Of the same tenor or tone; equable; without variation.
Homotropal (a.) Alt. of Homotropous
Homunculus (n.) A little man; a dwarf; a manikin.
Honestetee (n.) Honesty; honorableness.
Honeystone (n.) See Mellite.
Honorarium (a.) Alt. of Honorary
Hookedness (n.) The state of being bent like a hook; incurvation.
Hook-nosed (a.) Having a hooked or aqui
Hoonoomaun (n.) An Indian monkey. See Entellus.
Hopperings (n.) Gravel retaining in the hopper of a cradle.
Hoppestere (a.) An unexplained epithet used by Chaucer in reference to ships. By some it is defined as "dancing (on the wave)"; by others as "opposing," "warlike."
Hopplebush (n.) Same as Hobblebush.
Horizontal (a.) Pertaining to, or near, the horizon.
Horizontal (a.) Parallel to the horizon; on a level; as, a horizontal
Horizontal (a.) Measured or contained in a plane of the horizon; as, horizontal distance.
Hornblende (n.) The common black, or dark green or brown, variety of amphibole. (See Amphibole.) It belongs to the aluminous division of the species, and is also characterized by its containing considerable iron. Also used as a general term to include the whole species.
Hornblower (n.) One who, or that which, blows a horn.
Hornedness (n.) The condition of being horned.
Horography (n.) An account of the hours.
Horography (n.) The art of constructing instruments for making the hours, as clocks, watches, and dials.
Horologist (n.) One versed in horology.
Horopteric (a.) Of or pertaining to the horopter.
Horoscoper (n.) Alt. of Horoscopist
Horrendous (a.) Fearful; frightful.
Horridness (n.) The quality of being horrid.
Horrifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Horrify
Horseflesh (n.) The flesh of horses.
Horseflesh (n.) Horses, generally; the qualities of a horse; as, he is a judge of horseflesh.
Horseflies (pl. ) of Horsefly
Horselaugh (n.) A loud, boisterous laugh; a guffaw.
Horseshoer (n.) One who shoes horses.
Horsewomen (pl. ) of Horsewoman
Horsewoman (n.) A woman who rides on horseback.
Hortensial (a.) Fit for a garden.
Hospitable (a.) Receiving and entertaining strangers or guests with kindness and without reward; kind to strangers and guests; characterized by hospitality.
Hospitable (a.) Proceeding from or indicating kindness and generosity to guests and strangers; as, hospitable rites.
Hospitably (adv.) In a hospitable manner.
Hospitaler (n.) One residing in a hospital, for the purpose of receiving the poor, the sick, and strangers.
Hospitaler (n.) One of an order of knights who built a hospital at Jerusalem for pilgrims, A. D. 1042. They were called Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, and after the removal of the order to Malta, Knights of Malta.
Hotchpotch (n.) A mingled mass; a confused mixture; a stew of various ingredients; a hodgepodge.
Hotchpotch (n.) A blending of property for equality of division, as when lands given in frank-marriage to one daughter were, after the death of the ancestor, blended with the lands descending to her and to her sisters from the same ancestor, and then divided in equal portions among all the daughters. In modern usage, a mixing together, or throwing into a common mass or stock, of the estate left by a person deceased and the amounts advanced to any particular child or children, for the purpose o
Hotcockles (n.) A childish play, in which one covers his eyes, and guesses who strikes him or his hand placed behind him.
Hotel-Dieu (n.) A hospital.
Hot-headed (a.) Fiery; violent; rash; hasty; impetuous; vehement.
Hotpressed (a.) Pressed while heat is applied. See Hotpress, v. t.
Hotspurred (a.) Violent; impetuous; headstrong.
Hover-hawk (n.) The kestrel.
Hoveringly (adv.) In a hovering manner.
Jobbernowl (n.) A blockhead.
Jockeyship (n.) The art, character, or position, of a jockey; the personality of a jockey.
Jocularity (n.) Jesting; merriment.
Joculatory (a.) Droll; sportive.
Joe Miller () A jest book; a stale jest; a worn-out joke.
Johnnycake (n.) A kind of bread made of the meal of maize (Indian corn), mixed with water or milk, etc., and baked.
Johnsonese (n.) The literary style of Dr. Samuel Johnson, or one formed in imitation of it; an inflated, stilted, or pompous style, affecting classical words.
Johnsonian (a.) Pertaining to or resembling Dr. Johnson or his style; pompous; inflated.
Jointuring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jointure
Jointuress (n.) See Jointress.
Jolly-boat (n.) A boat of medium size belonging to a ship.
Jolterhead (n.) Alt. of Jolthead
Jostlement (n.) Crowding; hustling.
Jouissance (n.) Jollity; merriment.
Journalism (n.) The keeping of a journal or diary.
Journalism (n.) The periodical collection and publication of current news; the business of managing, editing, or writing for, journals or newspapers; as, political journalism.
Journalist (n.) One who keeps a journal or diary.
Journalist (n.) The conductor of a public journal, or one whose business it to write for a public journal; an editorial or other professional writer for a periodical.
Journalize (v. t.) To enter or record in a journal or diary.
Journalize (v. i.) to conduct or contribute to a public journal; to follow the profession of a journalist.
Journeying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Journey
Journeymen (pl. ) of Journeyman
Journeyman (n.) Formerly, a man hired to work by the day; now, commonly, one who has mastered a handicraft or trade; -- distinguished from apprentice and from master workman.
Jovialness (n.) Noisy mirth; joviality.
Koolokamba (n.) A west African anthropoid ape (Troglodytes koolokamba, or T. Aubryi), allied to the chimpanzee and gorilla, and, in some respects, intermediate between them.
Loadmanage (n.) Alt. of Lodemanage
Lodemanage (n.) Pilotage; skill of a pilot or loadsman.
Loanmonger (n.) A dealer in, or negotiator of, loans.
Loathingly (adv.) With loathing.
Localizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Localize
Locked-jaw (n.) See Lockjaw.
Locomotion (n.) The act of moving from place to place.
Locomotion (n.) The power of moving from place to place, characteristic of the higher animals and some of the lower forms of plant life.
Locomotive (a.) Moving from place to place; changing place, or able to change place; as, a locomotive animal.
Locomotive (a.) Used in producing motion; as, the locomotive organs of an animal.
Locomotive (n.) A locomotive engine; a self-propelling wheel carriage, especially one which bears a steam boiler and one or more steam engines which communicate motion to the wheels and thus propel the carriage, -- used to convey goods or passengers, or to draw wagons, railroad cars, etc. See Illustration in Appendix.
Loculament (n.) The cell of a pericarp in which the seed is lodged.
Locustella (n.) The European cricket warbler.
Lodemanage (n.) Pilotage.
Loggerhead (n.) A blockhead; a dunce; a numskull.
Loggerhead (n.) A spherical mass of iron, with a long handle, used to heat tar.
Loggerhead (n.) An upright piece of round timber, in a whaleboat, over which a turn of the
Loggerhead (n.) A very large marine turtle (Thalassochelys caretta, / caouana), common in the warmer parts of the Atlantic Ocean, from Brazil to Cape Cod; -- called also logger-headed turtle.
Loggerhead (n.) An American shrike (Lanius Ludovicianus), similar to the butcher bird, but smaller. See Shrike.
Logicality (n.) Logicalness.
Logistical (a.) Logical.
Logistical (a.) Sexagesimal, or made on the scale of 60; as, logistic, or sexagesimal, arithmetic.
Logography (n.) A method of printing in which whole words or syllables, cast as single types, are used.
Logography (n.) A mode of reporting speeches without using shorthand, -- a number of reporters, each in succession, taking down three or four words.
Logometric (a.) Serving to measure or ascertain chemical equivalents; stoichiometric.
Logrolling (n.) The act or process of rolling logs from the place where they were felled to the stream which floats them to the sawmill or to market. In this labor neighboring camps of loggers combine to assist each other in turn.
Logrolling (n.) Hence: A combining to assist another in consideration of receiving assistance in return; -- sometimes used of a disreputable mode of accomplishing political schemes or ends.
Lollardism (n.) Alt. of Lollardy
Lomatinous (a.) Furnished with lobes or flaps.
Lombardeer (n.) A pawnbroker.
Long-armed (a.) Having long arms; as, the long-armed ape or gibbon.
Long-drawn (a.) Extended to a great length.
Longheaded (a.) Having unusual foresight or sagacity.
Longimetry (n.) The art or practice of measuring distances or lengths.
Long-lived (a.) Having a long life; having constitutional peculiarities which make long life probable; lasting long; as, a long-lived tree; they are a longlived family; long-lived prejudices.
Longshanks (n.) The stilt.
Long-sight (n.) Long-sightedness.
Lophophore (n.) A disk which surrounds the mouth and bears the tentacles of the Bryozoa. See Phylactolemata.
Lophosteon (n.) The central keel-bearing part of the sternum in birds.
Loquacious (a.) Given to continual talking; talkative; garrulous.
Loquacious (a.) Speaking; expressive.
Loquacious (a.) Apt to blab and disclose secrets.
Lordolatry (n.) Worship of, or reverence for, a lord as such.
Loricating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Loricate
Lorication (n.) The act of loricating; the protecting substance put on; a covering of scales or plates.
Losengerie (n.) Flattery; deceit; trickery.
Louchettes (n. pl.) Goggles intended to rectify strabismus by permitting vision only directly in front.
Louis d'or () Formerly, a gold coin of France nominally worth twenty shillings sterling, but of varying value; -- first struck in 1640.
Love-drury (n.) Affection.
Lovemonger (n.) One who deals in affairs of love.
Lovingness (n.) Affection; kind regard.
Low-church (a.) Not placing a high estimate on ecclesiastical organizations or forms; -- applied especially to Episcopalians, and opposed to high-church. See High Church, under High.
Lower-case (a.) Pertaining to, or kept in, the lower case; -- used to denote the small letters, in distinction from capitals and small capitals. See the Note under 1st Case, n., 3.
Loweringly (adv.) In a lowering manner; with cloudiness or threatening gloom.
Low-minded (a.) Inc
Low-necked (a.) Cut low in the neck; decollete; -- said of a woman's dress.
Loxodromic (a.) Pertaining to sailing on rhumb
Mobilizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mobilize
Mobocratic (a.) Of, or relating to, a mobocracy.
Moccasined (a.) Covered with, or wearing, a moccasin or moccasins.
Moderating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Moderate
Moderately (adv.) In a moderate manner or degree; to a moderate extent.
Moderation (n.) The act of moderating, or of imposing due restraint.
Moderation (n.) The state or quality of being mmoderate.
Moderation (n.) Calmness of mind; equanimity; as, to bear adversity with moderation.
Moderation (n.) The first public examinations for degrees at the University of Oxford; -- usually contracted to mods.
Moderatism (n.) Moderation in doctrines or opinion, especially in politics or religion.
Moderatrix (n.) A female moderator.
Modernized (imp. & p. p.) of Modernize
Modernizer (n.) One who modernizes.
Modernness (n.) The quality or state of being modern; recentness; novelty.
Modifiable (a.) Capable of being modified; liable to modification.
Modificate (v. t.) To qualify.
Modulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Modulate
Modulation (n.) The act of modulating, or the state of being modulated; as, the modulation of the voice.
Modulation (n.) Sound modulated; melody.
Modulation (n.) A change of key, whether transient, or until the music becomes established in the new key; a shifting of the tonality of a piece, so that the harmonies all center upon a new keynote or tonic; the art of transition out of the original key into one nearly related, and so on, it may be, by successive changes, into a key quite remote. There are also sudden and unprepared modulations.
Mohammedan (a.) Of or pertaining to Mohammed, or the religion and institutions founded by Mohammed.
Mohammedan (n.) A follower of Mohammed, the founder of Islamism; one who professes Mohammedanism or Islamism.
Moistening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Moisten
Mouldboard (n.) A curved plate of iron (originally of wood) back of the share of a plow, which turns over the earth in plowing.
Mouldboard (n.) A follow board.
Mouldering () of Moulder
Mouldiness (n.) The state of being moldy.
Moliminous (a.) Of great bulk or consequence; very important.
Molliently (adv.) Assuagingly.
Mollifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mollify
Molluscoid (a.) Resembling the true mollusks; belonging to the Molluscoidea.
Molluscoid (n.) One of the Molluscoidea.
Molluscous (a.) Molluscan.
Molly-mawk (n.) See Mollemoke.
Molybdenum (n.) A rare element of the chromium group, occurring in nature in the minerals molybdenite and wulfenite, and when reduced obtained as a hard, silver-white, difficulty fusible metal. Symbol Mo. Atomic weight 95.9.
Momentally (adv.) For a moment.
Monadiform (a.) Having the form of a monad; resembling a monad in having one or more filaments of vibratile protoplasm; as, monadiform young.
Monadology (n.) The doctrine or theory of monads.
Monandrian (a.) Same as Monandrous.
Monandrous (a.) Of or pertaining to the monandria; having but one stamen.
Monanthous (a.) Having but one flower; one-flowered.
Monarchess (n.) A female monarch.
Monarchial (a.) Monarchic.
Monarchian (n.) One of a sect in the early Christian church which rejected the doctrine of the Trinity; -- called also patripassian.
Monarchism (n.) The principles of, or preference for, monarchy.
Monarchist (n.) An advocate of, or believer in, monarchy.
Monarchize (v. i.) To play the sovereign; to act the monarch.
Monarchize (v. t.) To rule; to govern.
Monarchies (pl. ) of Monarchy
Monastical (a.) Of or pertaining to monasteries, or to their occupants, rules, etc., as, monastic institutions or rules.
Monastical (a.) Secluded from temporal concerns and devoted to religion; recluse.
Monasticon (n.) A book giving an account of monasteries.
Mongolians (n. pl.) One of the great races of man, including the greater part of the inhabitants of China, Japan, and the interior of Asia, with branches in Northern Europe and other parts of the world. By some American Indians are considered a branch of the Mongols. In a more restricted sense, the inhabitants of Mongolia and adjacent countries, including the Burats and the Kalmuks.
Mongrelize (v. t. & i.) To cause to be mongrel; to cross breeds, so as to produce mongrels.
Moniliform (a.) Joined or constricted, at regular intervals, so as to resemble a string of beads; as, a moniliform root; a moniliform antenna. See Illust. of Antenna.
Monishment (n.) Admonition.
Monitorial (a.) Of or pertaining to a monitor or monitors.
Monitorial (a.) Done or performed by a monitor; as, monitorial work; conducted or taught by monitors; as, a monitorial school; monitorial instruction.
Monkey-cup (n.) See Nepenthes.
Monkey-pot (n.) The fruit of two South American trees (Lecythis Ollaria, and L. Zabucajo), which have for their fruit large, pot-shaped, woody capsules containing delicious nuts, and opening almost explosively by a circular lid at the top. Vases and pots are made of this capsule.
Monkeytail (n.) A short, round iron bar or lever used in naval gunnery.
Monkflower (n.) A name of certain curious orchids which bear three kinds of flowers formerly referred to three genera, but now ascertained to be sexually different forms of the same genus (Catasetum tridentatum, etc.).
Monocarpic (a.) Alt. of Monocarpous
Monochrome (n.) A painting or drawing in a single color; a picture made with a single color.
Monochromy (n.) The art of painting or drawing in monochrome.
Monoclinal (a.) Having one oblique inclination; -- applied to strata that dip in only one direction from the axis of elevation.
Monoclinic (a.) Having one oblique intersection; -- said of that system of crystallization in which the vertical axis is inc
Monocotyle (a.) Monocotyledonous.
Monocrotic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or showing, monocrotism; as, a monocrotic pulse; a pulse of the monocrotic type.
Monoculous (a.) Monocular.
Monocystic (a.) Of or pertaining to a division (Monocystidea) of Gregarinida, in which the body consists of one sac.
Monoecious (a.) Having the sexes united in one individual, as when male and female flowers grow upon the same individual plant; hermaphrodite; -- opposed to dioecious.
Monogamian (a.) Alt. of Monogamic
Monogamist (n.) One who practices or upholds monogamy.
Monogamous (a.) Upholding, or practicing, monogamy.
Monogamous (a.) Same as Monogamian.
Monogamous (a.) Mating with but one of the opposite sex; -- said of birds and mammals.
Monogenism (n.) The theory or doctrine that the human races have a common origin, or constitute a single species.
Monogenist (n.) One who maintains that the human races are all of one species; -- opposed to polygenist.
Monogenous (a.) Of or pertaining to monogenesis; as, monogenous, or asexual, reproduction.
Monography (n.) Representation by
Monography (n.) A monograph.
Monogynian (a.) Pertaining to the Monogynia; monogynous.
Monogynian (n.) One of the Monogynia.
Monogynous (a.) Of or pertaining to Monogynia; having only one style or stigma.
Monolithal (a.) Monolithic.
Monolithic (a.) Of or pertaining to a monolith; consisting of a single stone.
Monologist (n.) One who soliloquizes; esp., one who monopolizes conversation in company.
Monomachia (n.) Alt. of Monomachy
Monomaniac (n.) A person affected by monomania.
Monomaniac (a.) Alt. of Monomaniacal
Monomerous (a.) Composed of solitary parts, as a flower with one sepal, one petal, one stamen, and one pistil.
Monomerous (a.) Having but one joint; -- said of the foot of certain insects.
Monometric (a.) Same as Isometric.
Monomyaria (n.pl.) An order of lamellibranchs having but one muscle for closing the shell, as the oyster.
Mononomial (n. & a.) Monomyal.
Monoousian (a.) Alt. of Monoousious
Monophonic (a.) Single-voiced; having but one part; as, a monophonic composition; -- opposed to polyphonic.
Monoplegia (n.) Paralysis affecting a single limb.
Monopodial (a.) Having a monopodium or a single and continuous axis, as a birchen twig or a cornstalk.
Monopodium (n.) A single and continuous vegetable axis; -- opposed to sympodium.
Monopolist (n.) One who monopolizes; one who has a monopoly; one who favors monopoly.
Monopolite (n.) A monopolist.
Monopolize (v. t.) To acquire a monopoly of; to have or get the exclusive privilege or means of dealing in, or the exclusive possession of; to engross the whole of; as, to monopolize the coffee trade; to monopolize land.
Monopolies (pl. ) of Monopoly
Monopteral (a.) Round and without a cella; consisting of a single ring of columns supporting a roof; -- said esp. of a temple.
Monopteron (n.) A circular temple consisting of a roof supported on columns, without a cella.
Monorganic (a.) Belonging to, or affecting, a single organ, or set of organs.
Monothecal (a.) Having a single loculament.
Monotheism (n.) The doctrine or belief that there is but one God.
Monotheist (n.) One who believes that there is but one God.
Monotocous (a.) Bearing fruit but once; monocarpic.
Monotocous (a.) Uniparous; laying a single egg.
Monotomous (a.) Having a distinct cleavage in a single direction only.
Monotonist (n.) One who talks in the same strain or on the same subject until weariness is produced.
Monotonous (a.) Uttered in one unvarying tone; continued with dull uniformity; characterized by monotony; without change or variety; wearisome.
Monovalent (a.) Having a valence of one; univalent. See Univalent.
Monoxylous (a.) Made of one piece of wood.
Monsignors (pl. ) of Monsignore
Monsignore (n.) My lord; -- an ecclesiastical dignity bestowed by the pope, entitling the bearer to social and domestic rank at the papal court. (Abbrev. Mgr.)
Monstrance (n.) A transparent pyx, in which the consecrated host is exposed to view.
Monstruous (a.) Monstrous.
Monte-acid (n.) An acid elevator, as a tube through which acid is forced to some height in a sulphuric acid manufactory.
Monumental (a.) Of, pertaining to, or suitable for, a monument; as, a monumental inscription.
Monumental (a.) Serving as a monument; memorial; preserving memory.
Moon-faced (a.) Having a round, full face.
Moonflower (n.) The oxeye daisy; -- called also moon daisy.
Moonflower (n.) A kind of morning glory (Ipomoea Bona-nox) with large white flowers opening at night.
Moonshiner (n.) A person engaged in illicit distilling; -- so called because the work is largely done at night.
Moonstruck (a.) Mentally affected or deranged by the supposed influence of the moon; lunatic.
Moonstruck (a.) Produced by the supposed influence of the moon.
Moonstruck (a.) Made sick by the supposed influence of the moon, as a human being; made unsuitable for food, as fishes, by such supposed influence.
Moot-house (n.) A hall for public meetings; a hall of judgment.
Moralities (pl. ) of Morality
Moralizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Moralize
Morbidezza (n.) Delicacy or softness in the representation of flesh.
Morbidezza (n.) A term used as a direction in execution, signifying, with extreme delicacy.
Morbidness (n.) The quality or state of being morbid; morbidity.
Morbifical (a.) Causing disease; generating a sickly state; as, a morbific matter.
Morbillous (a.) Pertaining to the measles; partaking of the nature of measels, or resembling the eruptions of that disease; measly.
Mordacious (a.) Biting; given to biting; hence, figuratively, sarcastic; severe; scathing.
Mordanting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mordant
Mordicancy (n.) A biting quality; corrosiveness.
Morganatic (a.) Pertaining to, in the manner of, or designating, a kind of marriage, called also left-handed marriage, between a man of superior rank and a woman of inferior, in which it is stipulated that neither the latter nor her children shall enjoy the rank or inherit the possessions of her husband.
Morigerate (a.) Obedient.
Morigerous (a.) Obedient; obsequious.
Morosaurus (n.) An extinct genus of large herbivorous dinosaurs, found in Jurassic strata in America.
Moroseness (n.) Sourness of temper; sulenness.
Moroxylate (n.) A morate.
Morphinism (n.) A morbid condition produced by the excessive or prolonged use of morphine.
Morphogeny (n.) History of the evolution of forms; that part of ontogeny that deals with the germ history of forms; -- distinguished from physiogeny.
Morphology (n.) That branch of biology which deals with the structure of animals and plants, treating of the forms of organs and describing their varieties, homologies, and metamorphoses. See Tectology, and Promorphology.
Morphonomy (n.) The laws of organic formation.
Mortalized (imp. & p. p.) of Mortalize
Mortalness (n.) Quality of being mortal; mortality.
Mortgaging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mortgage
Mortgageor (n.) Alt. of Mortgagor
Mortifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mortify
Mortifying (a.) Tending to mortify; affected by, or having symptoms of, mortification; as, a mortifying wound; mortifying flesh.
Mortifying (a.) Subduing the appetites, desires, etc.; as, mortifying penances.
Mortifying (a.) Tending to humble or abase; humiliating; as, a mortifying repulse.
Mortuaries (pl. ) of Mortuary
Morulation (n.) The process of cleavage, or segmentation, of the ovum, by which a morula is formed.
Mosaically (adv.) In the manner of a mosaic.
Mosasauria (n. pl.) An order of large, extinct, marine reptiles, found in the Cretaceous rocks, especially in America. They were serpentlike in form and in having loosely articulated and dilatable jaws, with large recurved tteth, but they had paddlelike feet. Some of them were over fifty feet long. They are, essentially, fossil sea serpents with paddles. Called also Pythonomarpha, and Mosasauria.
Mosasaurus (n.) A genus of extinct marine reptiles allied to the lizards, but having the body much elongated, and the limbs in the form of paddles. The first known species, nearly fifty feet in length, was discovered in Cretaceous beds near Maestricht, in the Netherlands.
Mososaurus (n.) Same as Mosasaurus.
Mosquitoes (pl. ) of Mosquito
Mossbanker (n.) Alt. of Mossbunker
Mossbunker (n.) The menhaded.
Moss-grown (a.) Overgrown with moss.
Motherhood (n.) The state of being a mother; the character or office of a mother.
Motherland (n.) The country of one's ancestors; -- same as fatherland.
Motherless (a.) Destitute of a mother; having lost a mother; as, motherless children.
Motherwort (n.) A labiate herb (Leonurus Cardiaca), of a bitter taste, used popularly in medicine; lion's tail.
Motherwort (n.) The mugwort. See Mugwort.
Motionless (a.) Without motion; being at rest.
Motiveless (a.) Destitute of a motive; not incited by a motive.
Motorpathy (n.) Kinesiatrics.
Mountainer (n.) A mountaineer.
Mountainet (n.) A small mountain.
Mountebank (n.) One who mounts a bench or stage in the market or other public place, boasts of his skill in curing diseases, and vends medicines which he pretends are infalliable remedies; a quack doctor.
Mountebank (n.) Any boastful or false pretender; a charlatan; a quack.
Mountebank (v. t.) To cheat by boasting and false pretenses; to gull.
Mountebank (v. i.) To play the mountebank.
Mountingly (adv.) In an ascending manner.
Mourningly (adv.) In a mourning manner.
Mouth-made (a.) Spoken without sincerity; not heartfelt.
Mouthpiece (n.) The part of a musical or other instrument to which the mouth is applied in using it; as, the mouthpiece of a bugle, or of a tobacco pipe.
Mouthpiece (n.) An appendage to an inlet or outlet opening of a pipe or vessel, to direct or facilitate the inflow or outflow of a fluid.
Mouthpiece (n.) One who delivers the opinion of others or of another; a spokesman; as, the mouthpiece of his party.
Movability (n.) Movableness.
Movingness (n.) The power of moving.
Nobilitate (v. t.) To make noble; to ennoble; to exalt.
Noblewomen (pl. ) of Noblewoman
Noblewoman (n.) A female of noble rank; a peeress.
Noctambulo (n.) A noctambulist.
NoctilucAe (pl. ) of Noctiluca
Noctilucin (n.) A fatlike substance in certain marine animals, to which they owe their phosphorescent properties.
Noctograph (n.) A kind of writing frame for the blind.
Noctograph (n.) An instrument or register which records the presence of watchmen on their beats.
Nodosarine (a.) Resembling in form or structure a foraminiferous shell of the genus Nodosaria.
Nodosarine (n.) A foraminifer of the genus Nodosaria or of an allied genus.
Noematical (a.) Of or pertaining to the understanding.
Nol. pros. () An abbrev. of Nolle prosequi.
Nomadizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nomadize
Nomarchies (pl. ) of Nomarchy
Nominalism (n.) The principles or philosophy of the Nominalists.
Nominalist (n.) One of a sect of philosophers in the Middle Ages, who adopted the opinion of Roscelin, that general conceptions, or universals, exist in name only.
Nominalize (v. t.) To convert into a noun.
Nominating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nominate
Nominately (adv.) By name; particularly; namely.
Nomination (n.) The act of naming or nominating; designation of a person as a candidate for office; the power of nominating; the state of being nominated.
Nomination (n.) The denomination, or name.
Nominative (a.) Giving a name; naming; designating; -- said of that case or form of a noun which stands as the subject of a finite verb.
Nominative (n.) The nominative case.
Nomography (n.) A treatise on laws; an exposition of the form proper for laws.
Nomothetic (a.) Alt. of Nomothetical
Nonability (n.) Want of ability.
Nonability (n.) An exception taken against a plaintiff in a cause, when he is unable legally to commence a suit.
Nonarrival (n.) Failure to arrive.
Nonchalant (a.) Indifferent; careless; cool.
Non compos () Alt. of Non compos mentis
Nonconstat (n.) It does not appear; it is not plain or clear; it does not follow.
Noncontent (n.) One who gives a negative vote; -- sometimes abridged into noncon. or non con.
Nonelastic (a.) Not having elasticity.
Nonjoinder (n.) The omission of some person who ought to have been made a plaintiff or defendant in a suit, or of some cause of action which ought to be joined.
Non liquet () It is not clear; -- a verdict given by a jury when a matter is to be deferred to another day of trial.
Nonnatural (a.) Not natural; unnatural.
Nonpayment (n.) Neglect or failure to pay.
Nonplussed () of Nonplus
Nonplusing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nonplus
Nonprossed (imp. & p. p.) of Non-pros
Nonsolvent (a.) Not solvent; insolvent.
Nonsolvent (n.) An insolvent.
Nonsparing (a.) Sparing none.
Nonsuiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nonsuit
Nontronite (n.) A greenish yellow or green mineral, consisting chiefly of the hydrous silicate of iron.
Noological (a.) Of or pertaining to noology.
Norbertine (n.) See Premonstrant.
Noropianic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid of the aromatic series obtained from opianic acid.
Northerner (n.) One born or living in the north.
Northerner (n.) A native or inhabitant of the Northern States; -- contradistinguished from Southerner.
Northernly (adv.) Northerly.
Northwards (adv.) Toward the north, or toward a point nearer to the north than to the east or west point.
Nosocomial (a.) Of or pertaining to a hospital; as, nosocomial atmosphere.
Nosography (n.) A description or classification of diseases.
Nosologist (n.) One versed in nosology.
Nosopoetic (a.) Producing diseases.
Notability (n.) Quality of being notable.
Notability (n.) A notable, or remarkable, person or thing; a person of note.
Notability (n.) A notable saying.
Notarially (adv.) In a notarial manner.
Notchboard (n.) The board which receives the ends of the steps in a staircase.
Note paper () Writing paper, not exceeding in size, when folded once, five by eight inches.
Noteworthy (a.) Worthy of observation or notice; remarkable.
Nothingism (n.) Nihility; nothingness.
Noticeable (a.) Capable of being observed; worthy of notice; likely to attract observation; conspicous.
Noticeably (adv.) In a noticeable manner.
Notidanian (n.) Any one of several species of sharks of the family Notidanidae, or Hexanchidae. Called also cow sharks. See Shark.
Notionally (adv.) In mental apprehension; in conception; not in reality.
Notopodium (n.) The dorsal lobe or branch of a parapodium. See Parapodium.
Notorhizal (a.) Having the radicle of the embryo lying against the back of one of the cotyledons; incumbent.
Nott-pated (a.) Same as Nott-headed.
Nourishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nourish
Nourishing (a.) Promoting growth; nutritious,
Novaculite (n.) A variety of siliceous slate, of which hones are made; razor stone; Turkey stone; hone stone; whet slate.
Novelizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Novelize
Noviceship (n.) The state of being a novice; novitiate.
Oophoritis (n.) Ovaritis.
Poachiness (n.) The state of being poachy; marshiness.
Pocketbook (n.) A small book or case for carrying papers, money, etc., in the pocket; also, a notebook for the pocket.
Pocketfuls (pl. ) of Pocketful
Pockmarked (a.) Marked by smallpox; pitted.
Poculiform (a.) Having the shape of a goblet or drinking cup.
Podagrical (a.) Pertaining to the gout; gouty; caused by gout.
Podagrical (a.) Afflicted with gout.
Podarthrum (n.) The foot joint; in birds, the joint between the metatarsus and the toes.
Podobranch (n.) One of the branchiae attached to the bases of the legs in Crustacea.
Podogynium (n.) Same as Basigynium
Podothecae (pl. ) of Podotheca
Poecilitic (a.) Mottled with various colors; variegated; spotted; -- said of certain rocks.
Poecilitic (a.) Specifically: Of or pertaining to, or characterizing, Triassic and Permian sandstones of red and other colors.
Poecilopod (n.) One of the Poecilopoda. Also used adjectively.
Poetically (adv.) In a poetic manner.
Poignantly (adv.) In a poignant manner.
Poikilitic (a.) See Poecilitic.
Poinsettia (n.) A Mexican shrub (Euphorbia pulcherrima) with very large and conspicuous vermilion bracts below the yellowish flowers.
Pointleted (a.) Having a small, distinct point; apiculate.
Poisonable (a.) Capable of poisoning; poisonous.
Poisonable (a.) Capable of being poisoned.
Poisonsome (a.) Poisonous.[Obs.] Holland.
Polaristic (a.) Pertaining to, or exhibiting, poles; having a polar arrangement or disposition; arising from, or dependent upon, the possession of poles or polar characteristics; as, polaristic antagonism.
Polarizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Polarize
Polatouche (n.) A flying squirrel (Sciuropterus volans) native of Northern Europe and Siberia; -- called also minene.
Polemicist (n.) A polemic.
Polemonium (n.) A genus of gamopetalous perennial herbs, including the Jacob's ladder and the Greek valerian.
Polishable (a.) Capable of being polished.
Polishment (n.) The act of polishing, or the state of being polished.
Politeness (n.) High finish; smoothness; burnished elegance.
Politeness (n.) The quality or state of being polite; refinement of manners; urbanity; courteous behavior; complaisance; obliging attentions.
Politician (n.) One versed or experienced in the science of government; one devoted to politics; a statesman.
Politician (n.) One primarily devoted to his own advancement in public office, or to the success of a political party; -- used in a depreciatory sense; one addicted or attached to politics as managed by parties (see Politics, 2); a schemer; an intriguer; as, a mere politician.
Politician (a.) Cunning; using artifice; politic; artful.
Politicist (n.) A political writer.
Pollarding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pollard
Pollenized (imp. & p. p.) of Pollenize
Pollinctor (n.) One who prepared corpses for the funeral.
Polyacrons (pl. ) of Polyacron
Polyandria (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of monoclinous or hermaphrodite plants, having many stamens, or any number above twenty, inserted in the receptacle.
Polyandric (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, polyandry; mating with several males.
Polyanthus (n.) The oxlip. So called because the peduncle bears a many-flowered umbel. See Oxlip. (b) A bulbous flowering plant of the genus Narcissus (N. Tazetta, or N. polyanthus of some authors). See Illust. of Narcissus.
Polyatomic (a.) Having more than one atom in the molecule; consisting of several atoms.
Polyatomic (a.) Having a valence greater than one.
Polybasite (n.) An iron-black ore of silver, consisting of silver, sulphur, and antimony, with some copper and arsenic.
Polycarpic (a.) Alt. of Polycarpous
Polychaeta (n. pl.) One of the two principal groups of Chaetopoda. It includes those that have prominent parapodia and fascicles of setae. See Illust. under Parapodia.
Polychrest (n.) A medicine that serves for many uses, or that cures many diseases.
Polychrome (n.) Esculin; -- so called in allusion to its fluorescent solutions.
Polychrome (a.) Executed in the manner of polychromy; as, polychrome printing.
Polychromy (n.) The art or practice of combining different colors, especially brilliant ones, in an artistic way.
Polyclinic (n.) A clinic in which diseases of many sorts are treated; especially, an institution in which clinical instruction is given in all kinds of disease.
Polycrotic (a.) Of or pertaining to polycrotism; manifesting polycrotism; as, a polycrotic pulse; a polycrotic pulse curve.
Polycystid (n.) One of the Polycystidea.
Polycystid (n.) One of the Polycystina.
Polycystid (a.) Pertaining to the Polycystidea, or the Polycystina.
Polydipsia (n.) Excessive and constant thirst occasioned by disease.
Polyedrous (a.) See Polyhedral.
Polyeidism (n.) The quality or state of being polyeidic.
Polygamian (a.) Polygamous.
Polygamist (a.) One who practices polygamy, or maintains its lawfulness.
Polygamize (v. i.) To practice polygamy; to marry several wives.
Polygamous (a.) Of or pertaining to polygamy; characterized by, or involving, polygamy; having a plurality of wives; as, polygamous marriages; -- opposed to monogamous.
Polygamous (a.) Pairing with more than one female.
Polygamous (a.) Belonging to the Polygamia; bearing both hermaphrodite and unisexual flowers on the same plant.
Polygenism (n.) The doctrine that animals of the same species have sprung from more than one original pair.
Polygenist (n.) One who maintains that animals of the same species have sprung from more than one original pair; -- opposed to monogenist.
Polygenous (a.) Consisting of, or containing, many kinds; as, a polygenous mountain.
Polygonous (a.) Polygonal.
Polygraphy (n.) Much writing; writing of many books.
Polygraphy (n.) The art of writing in various ciphers, and of deciphering the same.
Polygraphy (n.) The art or practice of using a polygraph.
Polygynian (a.) Alt. of Polygynous
Polygynous (a.) Having many styles; belonging to the order Polygynia.
Polygynist (n.) One who practices or advocates polygyny.
Polyhalite (n.) A mineral usually occurring in fibrous masses, of a brick-red color, being tinged with iron, and consisting chiefly of the sulphates of lime, magnesia, and soda.
Polyhedral (a.) Alt. of Polyhedrical
Polyhedron (n.) A body or solid contained by many sides or planes.
Polyhedron (n.) A polyscope, or multiplying glass.
Polyhistor (n.) One versed in various learning.
Polyhymnia (n.) The Muse of lyric poetry.
Polyiodide (n.) A iodide having more than one atom of iodine in the molecule.
Polymathic (a.) Pertaining to polymathy; acquainted with many branches of learning.
Polymerism (n.) The state, quality, or relation of two or more polymeric substances.
Polymerism (n.) The act or process of forming polymers.
Polymerize (v. t.) To cause polymerization of; to produce polymers from; to increase the molecular weight of, without changing the atomic proportions; thus, certain acids polymerize aldehyde.
Polymerize (v. i.) To change into another substance having the same atomic proportions, but a higher molecular weight; to undergo polymerization; thus, aldehyde polymerizes in forming paraldehyde.
Polymerous (a.) Having many parts or members in each set.
Polymerous (a.) Polymeric.
Polymorphy (n.) Existence in many forms; polymorphism.
Polymyodae (n. pl.) Same as Oscines.
Polynemoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the polynemes, or the family Polynemidae.
Polynesian (a.) Of or pertaining to Polynesia (the islands of the eastern and central Pacific), or to the Polynesians.
Polynomial (n.) An expression composed of two or more terms, connected by the signs plus or minus; as, a2 - 2ab + b2.
Polynomial (a.) Containing many names or terms; multinominal; as, the polynomial theorem.
Polynomial (a.) Consisting of two or more words; having names consisting of two or more words; as, a polynomial name; polynomial nomenclature.
Polyoptron (n.) Alt. of Polyoptrum
Polyoptrum (n.) A glass through which objects appear multiplied, but diminished in size.
Polyparous (a.) Producing or bearing a great number; bringing forth many.
Polyparies (pl. ) of Polypary
Polyphemus (n.) A very large American moth (Telea polyphemus) belonging to the Silkworm family (Bombycidae). Its larva, which is very large, bright green, with silvery tubercles, and with oblique white stripes on the sides, feeds on the oak, chestnut, willow, cherry, apple, and other trees. It produces a large amount of strong silk. Called also American silkworm.
Polyphonic (a.) Having a multiplicity of sounds.
Polyphonic (a.) Characterized by polyphony; as, Assyrian polyphonic characters.
Polyphonic (a.) Consisting of several tone series, or melodic parts, progressing simultaneously according to the laws of counterpoint; contrapuntal; as, a polyphonic composition; -- opposed to homophonic, or monodic.
Polypifera (n. pl.) The Anthozoa.
Polypodium (n.) A genus of plants of the order Filices or ferns. The fructifications are in uncovered roundish points, called sori, scattered over the inferior surface of the frond or leaf. There are numerous species.
Polyporous (a.) Having many pores.
Polypterus (n.) An African genus of ganoid fishes including the bichir.
Polyptoton (n.) A figure by which a word is repeated in different forms, cases, numbers, genders, etc., as in Tennyson's
Polyspermy (n.) Fullness of sperm, or seed; the passage of more than one spermatozoon into the vitellus in the impregnation of the ovum.
Polytheism (n.) The doctrine of, or belief in, a plurality of gods.
Polytheist (n.) One who believes in, or maintains the doctrine of, a plurality of gods.
Polytheize (v. i.) To adhere to, advocate, or inculcate, the doctrine of polytheism.
Polytocous (a.) Bearing fruit repeatedly, as most perennial plants; polycarpic.
Polytocous (a.) Producing many or young.
Polytomous (a.) Subdivided into many distinct subordinate parts, which, however, not being jointed to the petiole, are not true leaflets; -- said of leaves.
Polytyping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Polytype
Polyvalent (a.) Multivalent.
Polyzoaria (pl. ) of Polyzoarium
Pomeranian (a.) Of or pertaining to Pomerania, a province of Prussia on the Baltic Sea.
Pomeranian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Pomerania.
Pomiferous (a.) Bearing pomes, or applelike fruits.
Pomiferous (a.) Bearing fruits, or excrescences, more or less resembling an apple.
Pommelling () of Pommel
Pomologist (n.) One versed in pomology; one who culticvates fruit trees.
Pompelmous (n.) A shaddock, esp. one of large size.
Pompillion (n.) An ointment or pomatum made of black poplar buds.
Ponderable (a.) Capable of being weighed; having appreciable weight.
Ponderance (n.) Weight; gravity.
Poniarding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Poniard
Ponibility (n.) The capability of being placed or located.
Pontifices (pl. ) of Pontifex
Pontifical (a.) Of or pertaining to a pontiff, or high priest; as, pontifical authority; hence, belonging to the pope; papal.
Pontifical (a.) Of or pertaining to the building of bridges.
Pontifical (n.) A book containing the offices, or formulas, used by a pontiff.
Pontifical (n.) The dress and ornaments of a pontiff.
Pontooning (n.) The act, art, or process of constructing pontoon bridges.
Poonga oil () A kind of oil used in India for lamps, and for boiling with dammar for pitching vessels. It is pressed from the seeds of a leguminous tree (Pongamia glabra).
Popularity (n.) The quality or state of being popular; especially, the state of being esteemed by, or of being in favor with, the people at large; good will or favor proceeding from the people; as, the popularity of a law, statesman, or a book.
Popularity (n.) The quality or state of being adapted or pleasing to common, poor, or vulgar people; hence, cheapness; inferiority; vulgarity.
Popularity (n.) Something which obtains, or is intended to obtain, the favor of the vulgar; claptrap.
Popularity (n.) The act of courting the favor of the people.
Popularity (n.) Public sentiment; general passion.
Popularize (v. t.) To make popular; to make suitable or acceptable to the common people; to make generally known; as, to popularize philosophy.
Populating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Populate
Population (n.) The act or process of populating; multiplication of inhabitants.
Population (n.) The whole number of people, or inhabitants, in a country, or portion of a country; as, a population of ten millions.
Populicide (n.) Slaughter of the people.
Populosity (n.) Populousness.
Poriferata (n. pl.) The Polifera.
Porismatic (a.) Alt. of Porismatical
Poristical (a.) Of or pertaining to a porism; of the nature of a porism.
Porousness (n.) The quality of being porous.
Porousness (n.) The open parts; the interstices of anything.
Porpentine (n.) Porcupine.
Porphyrite (n.) A rock with a porphyritic structure; as, augite porphyrite.
Porphyrize (v. t.) To cause to resemble porphyry; to make spotted in composition, like porphyry.
Porphyries (pl. ) of Porphyry
Porraceous (a.) Resembling the leek in color; greenish.
Porrection (n.) The act of stretching forth.
Portamento (n.) In singing, or in the use of the bow, a gradual carrying or lifting of the voice or sound very smoothly from one note to another; a gliding from tone to tone.
Portcrayon (n.) A metallic handle with a clasp for holding a crayon.
Portcullis (n.) A grating of iron or of timbers pointed with iron, hung over the gateway of a fortress, to be let down to prevent the entrance of an enemy.
Portcullis (n.) An English coin of the reign of Elizabeth, struck for the use of the East India Company; -- so called from its bearing the figure of a portcullis on the reverse.
Portcullis (v. t.) To obstruct with, or as with, a portcullis; to shut; to bar.
Portending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Portend
Portension (n.) The act of foreshowing; foreboding.
Portentive (a.) Presaging; foreshadowing.
Portentous (a.) Of the nature of a portent; containing portents; foreshadowing, esp. foreshadowing ill; ominous.
Portentous (a.) Hence: Monstrous; prodigious; wonderful; dreadful; as, a beast of portentous size.
Portioning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Portion
Portionist (n.) A scholar at Merton College, Oxford, who has a certain academical allowance or portion; -- corrupted into postmaster.
Portionist (n.) One of the incumbents of a benefice which has two or more rectors or vicars.
Portmantle (n.) A portmanteau.
Portraying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Portray
Portuguese (a.) Of or pertaining to Portugal, or its inhabitants.
Portuguese (n. sing. & pl.) A native or inhabitant of Portugal; people of Portugal.
Positional (a.) Of or pertaining to position.
Positively (adv.) In a positive manner; absolutely; really; expressly; with certainty; indubitably; peremptorily; dogmatically; -- opposed to negatively.
Positivism (n.) A system of philosophy originated by M. Auguste Comte, which deals only with positives. It excludes from philosophy everything but the natural phenomena or properties of knowable things, together with their invariable relations of coexistence and succession, as occurring in time and space. Such relations are denominated laws, which are to be discovered by observation, experiment, and comparison. This philosophy holds all inquiry into causes, both efficient and final, to be usel
Positivist (n.) A believer in positivism.
Positivist (a.) Relating to positivism.
Positivity (n.) Positiveness.
Possessing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Possess
Possession (n.) The act or state of possessing, or holding as one's own.
Possession (n.) The having, holding, or detention of property in one's power or command; actual seizin or occupancy; ownership, whether rightful or wrongful.
Possession (n.) The thing possessed; that which any one occupies, owns, or controls; in the plural, property in the aggregate; wealth; dominion; as, foreign possessions.
Possession (n.) The state of being possessed or controlled, as by an evil spirit, or violent passions; madness; frenzy; as, demoniacal possession.
Possession (v. t.) To invest with property.
Possessive (a.) Of or pertaining to possession; having or indicating possession.
Possessive (n.) The possessive case.
Possessive (n.) A possessive pronoun, or a word in the possessive case.
Possessory (a.) Of or pertaining to possession, either as a fact or a right; of the nature of possession; as, a possessory interest; a possessory lord.
Postcornua (pl. ) of Postcornu
Postdating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Postdate
Posteriors (n. pl.) The hinder parts, as of an animal's body.
Postfactum (n.) Same as Postfact.
Postfurcae (pl. ) of Postfurca
Posthetomy (n.) Circumcision.
Posthumous (a.) Born after the death of the father, or taken from the dead body of the mother; as, a posthumous son or daughter.
Posthumous (a.) Published after the death of the author; as, posthumous works; a posthumous edition.
Posthumous (a.) Being or continuing after one's death; as, a posthumous reputation.
Postticous (a.) Posterior.
Postticous (a.) Situated on the outer side of a filament; -- said of an extrorse anther.
Postilling () of Postil
Postillate (v. t.) To explain by marginal notes; to postil.
Postillate (v. i.) To write postils; to comment.
Postillate (v. i.) To preach by expounding Scripture verse by verse, in regular order.
Posttiller (n.) See Postiler.
Postliminy (n.) The return to his own country, and his former privileges, of a person who had gone to sojourn in a foreign country, or had been banished, or taken by an enemy.
Postliminy (n.) The right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former state when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
Postmarked (imp. & p. p.) of Postmark
Postmaster (n.) One who has charge of a station for the accommodation of travelers; one who supplies post horses.
Postmaster (n.) One who has charge of a post office, and the distribution and forwarding of mails.
Postocular (a. & n.) Same as Postorbital.
Postponing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Postpone
Postposing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Postpose
Postremote (a.) More remote in subsequent time or order.
Postscribe (v. t.) To make a postscript.
Postscript (n.) A paragraph added to a letter after it is concluded and signed by the writer; an addition made to a book or composition after the main body of the work has been finished, containing something omitted, or something new occurring to the writer.
Postulated (imp. & p. p.) of Postulate
Postulated (a.) Assumed without proof; as, a postulated inference.
Postulatum (n.) A postulate.
Potamology (n.) A scientific account or discussion of rivers; a treatise on rivers; potamography.
Potassoxyl (n.) The radical KO, derived from, and supposed to exist in, potassium hydroxide and other compounds.
Potentiate (v. t.) To render active or potent.
Potentized (imp. & p. p.) of Potentize
Potentness (n.) The quality or state of being potent; powerfulness; potency; efficacy.
Poulticing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Poultice
Poureliche (adv.) Poorly.
Pourparler (n.) A consultation preliminary to a treaty.
Powderhorn (n.) A horn in which gunpowder is carried.
Powdermill (n.) A mill in which gunpowder is made.
Pozzuolana (n.) Alt. of Pozzolana
Roberdsman (n.) Alt. of Robertsman
Robertsman (n.) A bold, stout robber, or night thief; -- said to be so called from Robin Hood.
Roboration (n.) The act of strengthening.
Robustious (a.) Robust.
Robustness (n.) The quality or state of being robust.
Roche alum () A kind of alum occuring in small fragments; -- so called from Rocca, in Syria, whence alum is said to have been obtained; -- also called rock alum.
Rock shaft () A shaft that oscillates on its journals, instead of revolving, -- usually carrying levers by means of which it receives and communicates reciprocating motion, as in the valve gear of some steam engines; -- called also rocker, rocking shaft, and way shaft.
Rock staff (v. i.) An oscillating bar in a machine, as the lever of the bellows of a forge.
Rocksucker (n.) A lamprey.
Rollicking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rollic
Rolly-poly (n.) A kind of pudding made of paste spread with fruit, rolled into a cylindrical form, and boiled or steamed.
Rolly-poly (a.) Shaped like a rolly-poly; short and stout.
Romanesque (a.) Somewhat resembling the Roman; -- applied sometimes to the debased style of the later Roman empire, but esp. to the more developed architecture prevailing from the 8th century to the 12th.
Romanesque (a.) Of or pertaining to romance or fable; fanciful.
Romanesque (n.) Romanesque style.
Romanizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Romanize
Romantical (a.) Romantic.
Romanticly (adv.) Romantically.
Rome penny () Alt. of Rome scot
Rondeletia (n.) A tropical genus of rubiaceous shrubs which often have brilliant flowers.
Ropedancer (n.) One who dances, walks, or performs acrobatic feats, on a rope extended through the air at some height.
Rope's-end (v. t.) To punish with a rope's end.
Ropewalker (n.) A ropedancer.
Roquelaure (n.) A cloak reaching about to, or just below, the knees, worn in the 18th century.
Roriferous (a.) generating or producing dew.
Rorifluent (a.) Flowing with dew.
Roscoelite (n.) A green micaceous mineral occurring in minute scales. It is essentially a silicate of aluminia and potash containing vanadium.
Rosemaloes (n.) The liquid storax of the East Indian Liquidambar orientalis.
Rose water () Water tinctured with roses by distillation.
Rose-water (a.) Having the odor of rose water; hence, affectedly nice or delicate; sentimental.
Rostellate (a.) Having a rostellum, or small beak; terminating in a beak.
Rostrifera (n. pl.) A division of pectinibranchiate gastropods, having the head prolonged into a snout which is not retractile.
Rostriform (a.) Having the form of a beak.
Rotundness (n.) Roundness; rotundity.
Rougecroix (n.) One of the four pursuivants of the English college of arms.
Roughening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Roughen
Roughhewer (n.) One who roughhews.
Roughrider (n.) One who breaks horses; especially (Mil.), a noncommissioned officer in the British cavalry, whose duty is to assist the riding master.
Roughscuff (n.) A rough, coarse fellow; collectively, the lowest class of the people; the rabble; the riffraff.
Roundabout (a.) Circuitous; going round; indirect; as, roundabout speech.
Roundabout (a.) Encircling; enveloping; comprehensive.
Roundabout (n.) A horizontal wheel or frame, commonly with wooden horses, etc., on which children ride; a merry-go-round.
Roundabout (n.) A dance performed in a circle.
Roundabout (n.) A short, close jacket worn by boys, sailors, etc.
Roundabout (n.) A state or scene of constant change, or of recurring labor and vicissitude.
Roundhouse (n.) A constable's prison; a lockup, watch-house, or station house.
Roundhouse (n.) A cabin or apartament on the after part of the quarter-deck, having the poop for its roof; -- sometimes called the coach.
Roundhouse (n.) A privy near the bow of the vessel.
Roundhouse (n.) A house for locomotive engines, built circularly around a turntable.
Roundridge (v. t.) To form into round ridges by plowing.
Roustabout (n.) A laborer, especially a deck hand, on a river steamboat, who moves the cargo, loads and unloads wood, and the like; in an opprobrious sense, a shiftless vagrant who lives by chance jobs.
Rovingness (n.) The state of roving.
Rowan tree () A european tree (Pyrus aucuparia) related to the apple, but with pinnate leaves and flat corymbs of small white flowers followed by little bright red berries. Called also roan tree, and mountain ash. The name is also applied to two American trees of similar habit (Pyrus Americana, and P. sambucifolia).
Rowdydowdy (a.) Uproarious.
Rowel bone () See rewel bone.
Soavemente (adv.) Sweetly.
Socialness (n.) The quality or state of being social.
Sociologic (a.) Alt. of Sociological
Socratical (a.) Of or pertaining to Socrates, the Grecian sage and teacher. (b. c. 469-399), or to his manner of teaching and philosophizing.
Sodalities (pl. ) of Sodality
Soft-shell (a.) Alt. of Soft-shelled
Soi-disant (a.) Calling himself; self-styled; pretended; would-be.
Sojourning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sojourn
Sojourning (n.) The act or state of one who sojourns.
Solacement (n.) The act of solacing, or the state of being solaced; also, that which solaces.
Solanicine (n.) An alkaloid produced by the action of hydrochloric acid on solanidine, as a tasteless yellow crystal
Solanidine (n.) An alkaloid produced by the decomposition of solanine, as a white crystal
Solarizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Solarize
Soldieress (n.) A female soldier.
Soldiering (n.) The act of serving as a soldier; the state of being a soldier; the occupation of a soldier.
Soldiering (n.) The act of feigning to work. See the Note under Soldier, v. i., 2.
Solecistic (a.) Solecistical.
Solemnized (imp. & p. p.) of Solemnize
Solemnizer (n.) One who solemnizes.
Solemnness (n.) The state or quality of being solemn; solemnity; impressiveness; gravity; as, the solemnness of public worship.
Solenacean (n.) Any species of marine bivalve shells belonging to the family Solenidae.
Solfanaria (n.) A sulphur mine.
Soliciting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Solicit
Solicitant (n.) One who solicits.
Solicitate (a.) Solicitous.
Solicitous (v. t.) Disposed to solicit; eager to obtain something desirable, or to avoid anything evil; concerned; anxious; careful.
Solicitude (n.) The state of being solicitous; uneasiness of mind occasioned by fear of evil or desire good; anxiety.
Solidarity (n.) An entire union or consolidation of interests and responsibilities; fellowship; community.
Solidified (imp. & p. p.) of Solidify
Solifidian (n.) One who maintains that faith alone, without works, is sufficient for justification; -- opposed to nullifidian.
Solifidian (a.) Holding the tenets of Solifidians; of or pertaining to the solifidians.
Solipedous (a.) Having single hoofs.
Solitarian (n.) A hermit; a solitary.
Solitarily (adv.) In a solitary manner; in solitude; alone.
Solivagant (a.) Wandering alone.
Solivagous (a.) Solivagant.
Solpugidea (n. pl.) Same as Solifugae.
Solstitial (a.) Of or pertaining to a solstice.
Solstitial (a.) Happening at a solstice; esp. (with reference to the northern hemisphere), happening at the summer solstice, or midsummer.
Solubility (n.) The quality, condition, or degree of being soluble or solvable; as, the solubility of a salt; the solubility of a problem or intricate difficulty.
Solubility (n.) The tendency to separate readily into parts by spurious articulations, as the pods of tick trefoil.
Somatocyst (n.) A cavity in the primary nectocalyx of certain Siphonophora. See Illust. under Nectocalyx.
Somatology (n.) The doctrine or the science of the general properties of material substances; somatics.
Somatology (n.) A treatise on the human body; anatomy.
Somberness (n.) Alt. of Sombreness
Sombreness (n.) The quality or state of being somber; gloominess.
Somersault (n.) Alt. of Somerset
Somnambule (n.) A somnambulist.
Somniative (a.) Somnial; somniatory.
Somniatory (a.) Pertaining to sleep or dreams; somnial.
Somniloquy (n.) A talking in sleep; the talking of one in a state of somnipathy.
Somnipathy (n.) Sleep from sympathy, or produced by mesmerism or the like.
Somnolence (n.) Alt. of Somnolency
Somnolency (n.) Sleepiness; drowsiness; inclination to sleep.
Somnopathy (n.) Somnipathy.
Somonaunce (n.) Alt. of Somonce
Songstress (n.) A woman who sings; a female singing bird.
Soniferous (a.) Sounding; producing sound; conveying sound.
Son-in-law (n.) The husband of one's daughter; a man in his relationship to his wife's parents.
Soothingly (adv.) In a soothing manner.
Soothsayer (n.) One who foretells events by the art of soothsaying; a prognosticator.
Soothsayer (n.) A mantis.
Sophomoric (a.) Alt. of Sophomorical
Sorbonical (a.) Belonging to the Sorbonne or to a Sorbonist.
Sordidness (n.) The quality or state of being sordid.
Sororicide (n.) The murder of one's sister; also, one who murders or kills one's own sister.
Sorrowless (a.) Free from sorrow.
Sotto voce () With a restrained voice or moderate force; in an undertone.
Sotto voce () Spoken low or in an undertone.
Souari nut () The large edible nutlike seed of a tall tropical American tree (Caryocar nuciferum) of the same natural order with the tea plant; -- also called butternut.
Soubriquet (n.) See Sobriquet.
Soullessly (adv.) In a soulless manner.
Souterrain (n.) A grotto or cavern under ground.
Southerner (n.) An inhabitant or native of the south, esp. of the Southern States of North America; opposed to Northerner.
Southernly (a.) Somewhat southern.
Southernly (adv.) In a southerly manner or course; southward.
Southsayer (n.) See Soothsayer.
Southwards (adv.) Toward the south, or toward a point nearer the south than the east or west point; as, to go southward.
Souvenance (n.) Alt. of Sovenaunce
Sovenaunce (n.) Remembrance.
Sowdanesse (n.) A sultaness.
Tobogganed (imp. & p. p.) of Toboggan
Tobogganer (n.) Alt. of Tobogganist
Tolerating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tolerate
Toleration (n.) The act of tolerating; the allowance of that which is not wholly approved.
Toleration (n.) Specifically, the allowance of religious opinions and modes of worship in a state when contrary to, or different from, those of the established church or belief.
Toleration (n.) Hence, freedom from bigotry and severity in judgment of the opinions or belief of others, especially in respect to religious matters.
Tollhouses (pl. ) of Tollhouse
Tolutation (n.) A pacing or ambling.
Tomahawked (imp. & p. p.) of Tomahawk
Tomfoolery (n.) Folly; trifling.
Tomopteris (n.) A genus of transparent marine annelids which swim actively at the surface of the sea. They have deeply divided or forked finlike organs (parapodia). This genus is the type of the order, or suborder, Gymnocopa.
Tonca bean () See Tonka bean.
Tonguebird (n.) The wryneck.
Tonguefish (n.) A flounder (Symphurus plagiusa) native of the southern coast of the United States.
Tongueless (a.) Having no tongue.
Tongueless (a.) Hence, speechless; mute.
Tongueless (a.) Unnamed; not spoken of.
Tongue-pad (n.) A great talker.
Tonguester (n.) One who uses his tongue; a talker; a story-teller; a gossip.
Tongue-tie (n.) Impeded motion of the tongue because of the shortness of the fraenum, or of the adhesion of its margins to the gums.
Tongue-tie (v. t.) To deprive of speech or the power of speech, or of distinct articulation.
Tongueworm (n.) Any species of Linguatulina.
Tonka bean () The seed of a leguminous tree (Dipteryx odorata), native of Guiana. It has a peculiarly agreeable smell, and is employed in the scenting of snuff. Called also tonquin bean.
Tonsilitic (a.) Tonsilar.
Tonsilitis (n.) Inflammation of the tonsil; quinsy.
Tool-stock (n.) The part of a tool-rest in which a cutting tool is clamped.
Toothbrush (n.) A brush for cleaning the teeth.
Toothleted (a.) Having a toothlet or toothlets; as, a toothleted leaf.
Toothshell (n.) Any species of Dentalium and allied genera having a tooth-shaped shell. See Dentalium.
Toparchies (pl. ) of Toparchy
Topazolite (n.) A topaz-yellow variety of garnet.
Topgallant (a.) Situated above the topmast and below the royal mast; designatb, or pertaining to, the third spars in order from the deck; as, the topgallant mast, yards, braces, and the like. See Illustration of Ship.
Topgallant (a.) Fig.: Highest; elevated; splendid.
Topgallant (n.) A topgallant mast or sail.
Topgallant (n.) Fig.: Anything elevated or splendid.
Tophaceous (a.) Gritty; sandy; rough; stony.
Top-hamper (n.) The upper rigging, spars, etc., of a ship.
Topography (n.) The description of a particular place, town, manor, parish, or tract of land; especially, the exact and scientific de
Top-shaped (a.) Having the shape of a top; (Bot.) cone-shaped, with the apex downward; turbinate.
Topsoiling (n.) The act or art of taking off the top soil of land before an excavation or embankment is begun.
Top-tackle (n.) A tackle used in hoisting and lowering the topmast.
Torbernite (n.) A mineral occurring in emerald-green tabular crystals having a micaceous structure. It is a hydrous phosphate of uranium and copper. Called also copper uranite, and chalcolite.
Torchlight (n.) The light of a torch, or of torches. Also adjectively; as, a torchlight procession.
tormenting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Torment
Tormentful (a.) Full of torment; causing, or accompainied by, torment; excruciating.
Tormenting (a.) Causing torment; as, a tormenting dream.
Tormentise (n.) Torture; torment.
Toppescent (a.) Becoming torpid or numb.
Torpidness (n.) The qualityy or state of being torpid.
Torpifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Torpify
Torporific (a.) Tending to produce torpor.
Torrefying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Torrefy
Torrential (a.) Alt. of Torrentine
Torrentine (a.) Of or pertaining to a torrent; having the character of a torrent; caused by a torrent .
Torridness (n.) The quality or state of being torrid or parched.
Tortiously (adv.) In a tortous manner.
Tortuoslty (n.) the quality or state of being tortuous.
Torturable (a.) Capable of being tortured.
Torturing. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Torture
Torulaform (a.) Having the appearance of a torula; in the form of a little chain; as, a torulaform string of micrococci.
Touchiness (n.) The quality or state of being touchy peevishness; irritability; irascibility.
Touchstone (n.) Lydian stone; basanite; -- so called because used to test the purity of gold and silver by the streak which is left upon the stone when it is rubbed by the metal. See Basanite.
Touchstone (n.) Any test or criterion by which the qualities of a thing are tried.
Tough-cake (n.) See Tough-pitch (b).
Toughening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Toughen
Tough-head (n.) The ruddy duck.
Tournament (n.) A mock fight, or warlike game, formerly in great favor, in which a number of combatants were engaged, as an exhibition of their address and bravery; hence, figuratively, a real battle.
Tournament (n.) Any contest of skill in which there are many contestents for championship; as, a chess tournament.
Tourniquet (n.) An instrument for arresting hemorrhage. It consists essentially of a pad or compress upon which pressure is made by a band which is tightened by a screw or other means.
Towardness (n.) Quality or state of being toward.
Town-crier (n.) A town officer who makes proclamations to the people; the public crier of a town.
Townpeople (n.) The inhabitants of a town or city, especially in distinction from country people; townsfolk.
Toxicology (n.) The science which treats of poisons, their effects, antidotes, and recognition; also, a discourse or treatise on the science.
Toxiphobia (n.) An insane or greatly exaggerated dread of poisons.
Toxoglossa (n.pl.) A division of marine gastropod mollusks in which the radula are converted into poison fangs. The cone shells (Conus), Pleurotoma, and Terebra, are examples. See Illust. of Cone, n., 4, Pleurotoma, and Terebra.
Vocabulary (n.) A list or collection of words arranged in alphabetical order and explained; a dictionary or lexicon, either of a whole language, a single work or author, a branch of science, or the like; a word-book.
Vocabulary (n.) A sum or stock of words employed.
Vocabulist (n.) The writer or maker of a vocabulary; a lexicographer.
Vocalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vocalize
Vociferant (a.) Noisy; clamorous.
Vociferate (v. i.) To cry out with vehemence; to exclaim; to bawl; to clamor.
Vociferate (v. t.) To utter with a loud voice; to shout out.
Vociferous (a.) Making a loud outcry; clamorous; noisy; as, vociferous heralds.
Volapukist (n.) One who is conversant with, or who favors adoption of, Volapuk.
Volatility (n.) Quality or state of being volatile; disposition to evaporate; changeableness; fickleness.
Volatilize (v. t.) To render volatile; to cause to exhale or evaporate; to cause to pass off in vapor.
Volcanized (imp. & p. p.) of Volcanize
Volitation (n.) The act of flying; flight.
Volitional (a.) Belonging or relating to volition.
Voltairean (a.) Of or relating to Voltaire, the French author.
Voltairism (n.) The theories or practice of Voltaire.
Voltameter (n.) An instrument for measuring the voltaic electricity passing through it, by its effect in decomposing water or some other chemical compound acting as an electrolyte.
Voltaplast (n.) A form of voltaic, or galvanic, battery suitable for use electrotyping.
Volubilate (a.) Alt. of Volubile
Volubility (n.) The quality or state of being voluble (in any of the senses of the adjective).
Volumetric (a.) Of or pertaining to the measurement of volume.
Voluminous (a.) Of or pertaining to volume or volumes.
Voluminous (a.) Consisting of many folds, coils, or convolutions.
Voluminous (a.) Of great volume, or bulk; large.
Voluminous (a.) Having written much, or produced many volumes; copious; diffuse; as, a voluminous writer.
Voluptuary (n.) A voluptuous person; one who makes his physical enjoyment his chief care; one addicted to luxury, and the gratification of sensual appetites.
Voluptuary (a.) Voluptuous; luxurious.
Voluptuous (a.) Full of delight or pleasure, especially that of the senses; ministering to sensuous or sensual gratification; exciting sensual desires; luxurious; sensual.
Voluptuous (a.) Given to the enjoyments of luxury and pleasure; indulging to excess in sensual gratifications.
Volutation (n.) A rolling of a body; a wallowing.
Vomitories (pl. ) of Vomitory
Voraginous (a.) Pertaining to a gulf; full of gulfs; hence, devouring.
Vorticella (n.) Any one of numerous species of ciliated Infusoria belonging to Vorticella and many other genera of the family Vorticellidae. They have a more or less bell-shaped body with a circle of vibrating cilia around the oral disk. Most of the species have slender, contractile stems, either simple or branched.
Vouchsafed (imp. & p. p.) of Vouchsafe
Vow-fellow (n.) One bound by the same vow as another.
Voyageable (a.) That may be sailed over, as water or air; navigable.
Woad-waxen (n.) A leguminous plant (Genista tinctoria) of Europe and Russian Asia, and adventitious in America; -- called also greenwood, greenweed, dyer's greenweed, and whin, wood-wash, wood-wax, and wood-waxen.
Woe-begone (a.) Beset or overwhelmed with woe; immersed in grief or sorrow; woeful.
Woefulness (n.) Alt. of Wofulness
Wolframate (n.) A salt of wolframic acid; a tungstate.
Wolframite (n.) Tungstate of iron and manganese, generally of a brownish or grayish black color, submetallic luster, and high specific gravity. It occurs in cleavable masses, and also crystallized. Called also wolfram.
Wolframium (n.) The technical name of the element tungsten. See Tungsten.
Wonderland (n.) A land full of wonders, or marvels.
Wonderment (n.) Surprise; astonishment; a wonderful appearance; a wonder.
Wonderwork (n.) A wonderful work or act; a prodigy; a miracle.
Wontedness (n.) The quality or state of being accustomed.
Wood-bound (a.) Incumbered with tall, woody hedgerows.
Woodcutter (n.) A person who cuts wood.
Woodcutter (n.) An engraver on wood.
Woodenness (n.) Quality of being wooden; clumsiness; stupidity; blockishness.
Woodhacker (n.) The yaffle.
Woodlander (n.) A dweller in a woodland.
Wood-layer (n.) A young oak, or other timber plant, laid down in a hedge among the whitethorn or other plants used in hedges.
Woodmonger (n.) A wood seller.
Woodpecker (n.) Any one of numerous species of scansorial birds belonging to Picus and many allied genera of the family Picidae.
Woodwardia (n.) A genus of ferns, one species of which (Woodwardia radicans) is a showy plant in California, the Azores, etc.
Wood-waxen (n.) Same as Woadwaxen.
Woolgrower (n.) One who raises sheep for the production of wool.
Workbasket (n.) A basket for holding materials for needlework, or the like.
Workfellow (n.) One engaged in the same work with another; a companion in work.
Workhouses (pl. ) of Workhouse
Workingmen (pl. ) of Workingman
Workingman (n.) A laboring man; a man who earns his daily support by manual labor.
Workmaster (n.) The performer of any work; a master workman.
World-wide (a.) Extended throughout the world; as, world-wide fame.
Worm-eaten (a.) Eaten, or eaten into, by a worm or by worms; as, worm-eaten timber.
Worm-eaten (a.) Worn-out; old; worthless.
Worm-shell (n.) Any species of Vermetus.
Worryingly (adv.) In a worrying manner.
Worshipped () of Worship
Worshiping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Worship
Worshipful (a.) Entitled to worship, reverence, or high respect; claiming respect; worthy of honor; -- often used as a term of respect, sometimes ironically.
Worthiness (n.) The quality or state of being worthy; desert; merit; excellence; dignity; virtue; worth.
worthwhile (adj.) Worth the time or effort spent.
Yokefellow (n.) An associate or companion in, or as in; a mate; a fellow; especially, a partner in marriage.
Yourselves (pl. ) of Yourself
Zoanthacea (n. pl.) A suborder of Actinaria, including Zoanthus and allied genera, which are permanently attached by their bases.
Zoantharia (n. pl.) Same as Anthozoa.
Zoanthropy (n.) A kind of monomania in which the patient believes himself transformed into one of the lower animals.
Zollverein (n.) Literally, a customs union; specifically, applied to the several customs unions successively formed under the
Zoodendria (pl. ) of Zoodendrium
Zoographer (n.) One who describes animals, their forms and habits.
Zoographic (a.) Alt. of Zoographical
Zoological (a.) Of or pertaining to zoology, or the science of animals.
Zoomelanin (n.) A pigment giving the black color to the feathers of many birds.
Zoomorphic (a.) Of or pertaining to zoomorphism.
Zoophagous (a.) Feeding on animals.
Zoophilist (n.) A lover of animals.
Zoophorous (n.) The part between the architrave and cornice; the frieze; -- so called from the figures of animals carved upon it.
Zoophytoid (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a zoophyte.
-sporangia (pl. ) of Zoosporangium
Zootomical (a.) Of or pertaining to zootomy.
Zootrophic (a.) Of or pertaining to the nourishment of animals.
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