10 letter words whose second letter is R

Arabesqued (a.) Ornamented in the style of arabesques.

Arachnidan (n.) One of the Arachnida.

Arachnitis (n.) Inflammation of the arachnoid membrane.

Araeometer () See Areometer.

Araeostyle (a. & n.) See Intercolumniation.

Araneoidea (n. pl.) See Araneina.

Araneiform (a.) Having the form of a spider.

Araucarian (a.) Relating to, or of the nature of, the Araucaria. The earliest conifers in geological history were mostly Araucarian.

Arbalester (n.) Alt. of Arbalister

Arbalister (n.) A crossbowman.

Arbitrable (v. t.) Capable of being decided by arbitration; determinable.

Arbitrated (imp. & p. p.) of Arbitrate

Arbitrator (n.) A person, or one of two or more persons, chosen by parties who have a controversy, to determine their differences. See Arbitration.

Arbitrator (n.) One who has the power of deciding or prescribing without control; a ruler; a governor.

Arboricole (a.) Tree-inhabiting; -- said of certain birds.

Arboriform (a.) Treelike in shape.

Arbor vine () A species of bindweed.

Arbuscular (a.) Of or pertaining to a dwarf tree; shrublike.

Arcboutant (n.) A flying buttress.

Archaistic (a.) Like, or imitative of, anything archaic; pertaining to an archaism.

Archaizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Archaize

Archbishop (n.) A chief bishop; a church dignitary of the first class (often called a metropolitan or primate) who superintends the conduct of the suffragan bishops in his province, and also exercises episcopal authority in his own diocese.

Arch brick () A wedge-shaped brick used in the building of an arch.

Archbutler (n.) A chief butler; -- an officer of the German empire.

Archchemic (a.) Of supreme chemical powers.

Archdeacon (n.) In England, an ecclesiastical dignitary, next in rank below a bishop, whom he assists, and by whom he is appointed, though with independent authority.

Archeology (a.) Alt. of Archeological

Archership (n.) The art or skill of an archer.

Archetypal (a.) Of or pertaining to an archetype; consisting a model (real or ideal) or pattern; original.

Archimagus (n.) The high priest of the Persian Magi, or worshipers of fire.

Archimagus (n.) A great magician, wizard, or enchanter.

Archimedes (n.) An extinct genus of Bryzoa characteristic of the subcarboniferous rocks. Its form is that of a screw.

Architrave (n.) The lower division of an entablature, or that part which rests immediately on the column, esp. in classical architecture. See Column.

Architrave (n.) The group of moldings, or other architectural member, above and on both sides of a door or other opening, especially if square in form.

Archonship (n.) The office of an archon.

Archontate (n.) An archon's term of office.

Archpriest (n.) A chief priest; also, a kind of vicar, or a rural dean.

Arch stone () A wedge-shaped stone used in an arch; a voussoir.

Arcubalist (n.) A crossbow.

Ardentness (n.) Ardency.

Arefaction (n.) The act of drying, or the state of growing dry.

Arenaceous (a.) Sandy or consisting largely of sand; of the nature of sand; easily disintegrating into sand; friable; as, arenaceous limestone.

Arenarious (a.) Sandy; as, arenarious soil.

Arenilitic (a.) Of or pertaining to sandstone; as, arenilitic mountains.

Areolation (n.) Division into areolae.

Areolation (n.) Any small space, bounded by some part different in color or structure, as the spaces bounded by the nervures of the wings of insects, or those by the veins of leaves; an areola.

Areometric (a.) Alt. of Areometrical

Areopagist (n.) See Areopagite.

Areopagite (n.) A member of the Areopagus.

Argonautic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Argonauts.

Argumental (a.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, argument; argumentative.

Argus-eyed (a.) Extremely observant; watchful; sharp-sighted.

Argutation (n.) Caviling; subtle disputation.

Arguteness (n.) Acuteness.

Arhythmous (a.) See Arrhizal, Arrhizous, Arrhythmic, Arrhythmous.

Arietation (n.) The act of butting like a ram; act of using a battering-ram.

Arietation (n.) Act of striking or conflicting.

Ariolation (n.) A soothsaying; a foretelling.

Aristarchy (n.) Severely criticism.

Aristarchy (n.) Severe criticism.

Aristocrat (n.) One of the aristocracy or people of rank in a community; one of a ruling class; a noble.

Aristocrat (n.) One who is overbearing in his temper or habits; a proud or haughty person.

Aristocrat (n.) One who favors an aristocracy as a form of government, or believes the aristocracy should govern.

Aristology (n.) The science of dining.

Aristulate (a.) Having a short beard or awn.

Arithmancy (n.) Divination by means of numbers.

Arithmetic (n.) The science of numbers; the art of computation by figures.

Arithmetic (n.) A book containing the principles of this science.

Armadillos (pl. ) of Armadillo

Armiferous (a.) Bearing arms or weapons.

Armigerous (a.) Bearing arms.

Armipotent (a.) Powerful in arms; mighty in battle.

Armisonant (a.) Alt. of Armisonous

Armisonous (a.) Rustling in arms; resounding with arms.

Aromatical (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, aroma; fragrant; spicy; strong-scented; odoriferous; as, aromatic balsam.

Aromatized (imp. & p. p.) of Aromatize

Aromatizer (n.) One who, or that which, aromatizes or renders aromatic.

Arpentator (n.) The Anglicized form of the French arpenteur, a land surveyor.

Arragonite (n.) See Aragonite.

Arraigning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Arraign

Arrestment (n.) The arrest of a person, or the seizure of his effects; esp., a process by which money or movables in the possession of a third party are attached.

Arrestment (n.) A stoppage or check.

Arrhythmic (a.) Alt. of Arrhythmous

Arrogantly (adv.) In an arrogant manner; with undue pride or self-importance.

Arrogating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Arrogate

Arrogation (n.) The act of arrogating, or making exorbitant claims; the act of taking more than one is justly entitled to.

Arrogation (n.) Adoption of a person of full age.

Arrogative (a.) Making undue claims and pretension; prone to arrogance.

Arsenicate (v. t.) To combine with arsenic; to treat or impregnate with arsenic.

Arsenicism (n.) A diseased condition produced by slow poisoning with arsenic.

Arseniuret (n.) See Arsenide.

Arsmetrike (n.) Arithmetic.

Artfulness (n.) The quality of being artful; art; cunning; craft.

Arthroderm (n.) The external covering of an Arthropod.

Arthrodial (a.) Alt. of Arthrodic

Arthrology (n.) That part of anatomy which treats of joints.

Arthromere (n.) One of the body segments of Arthropods. See Arthrostraca.

Arthropoda (n. pl.) A large division of Articulata, embracing all those that have jointed legs. It includes Insects, Arachnida, Pychnogonida, and Crustacea.

Arthrozoic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Articulata; articulate.

Articulary (n.) A bone in the base of the lower jaw of many birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fishes.

Articulata (v.) One of the four subkingdoms in the classification of Cuvier. It has been much modified by later writers.

Articulata (v.) One of the subdivisions of the Brachiopoda, including those that have the shells united by a hinge.

Articulata (v.) A subdivision of the Crinoidea.

Articulate (a.) Expressed in articles or in separate items or particulars.

Articulate (a.) Jointed; formed with joints; consisting of segments united by joints; as, articulate animals or plants.

Articulate (a.) Distinctly uttered; spoken so as to be intelligible; characterized by division into words and syllables; as, articulate speech, sounds, words.

Articulate (n.) An animal of the subkingdom Articulata.

Articulate (v. i.) To utter articulate sounds; to utter the elementary sounds of a language; to enunciate; to speak distinctly.

Articulate (v. i.) To treat or make terms.

Articulate (v. i.) To join or be connected by articulation.

Articulate (v. t.) To joint; to unite by means of a joint; to put together with joints or at the joints.

Articulate (v. t.) To draw up or write in separate articles; to particularize; to specify.

Articulate (v. t.) To form, as the elementary sounds; to utter in distinct syllables or words; to enunciate; as, to articulate letters or language.

Articulate (v. t.) To express distinctly; to give utterance to.

Artificial (a.) Made or contrived by art; produced or modified by human skill and labor, in opposition to natural; as, artificial heat or light, gems, salts, minerals, fountains, flowers.

Artificial (a.) Feigned; fictitious; assumed; affected; not genuine.

Artificial (a.) Artful; cunning; crafty.

Artificial (a.) Cultivated; not indigenous; not of spontaneous growth; as, artificial grasses.

Artistical (a.) Of or pertaining to art or to artists; made in the manner of an artist; conformable to art; characterized by art; showing taste or skill.

Artotyrite (n.) One of a sect in the primitive church, who celebrated the Lord's Supper with bread and cheese, alleging that the first oblations of men not only of the fruit of the earth, but of their flocks. [Gen. iv. 3, 4.]

Arundelian (a.) Pertaining to an Earl of Arundel; as, Arundel or Arundelian marbles, marbles from ancient Greece, bought by the Earl of Arundel in 1624.

Brabantine (a.) Pertaining to Brabant, an ancient province of the Netherlands.

Brachiopod (n.) One of the Brachiopoda, or its shell.

Brachydome (n.) A dome parallel to the shorter lateral axis. See Dome.

Brachylogy (n.) Conciseness of expression; brevity.

Brachyural (a.) Alt. of Brachyurous

Brachyuran (n.) One of the Brachyura.

Bracketing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bracket

Bracketing (n.) A series or group of brackets; brackets, collectively.

Braggingly (adv.) Boastingly.

Brahmaness (n.) A Brahmani.

Brahmanism (n.) Alt. of Brahminism

Brahminism (n.) The religion or system of doctrines of the Brahmans; the religion of Brahma.

Brahmanist (n.) Alt. of Brahminist

Brahminist (n.) An adherent of the religion of the Brahmans.

Branchiate (a.) Furnished with branchiae; as, branchiate segments.

Branchiura (n. pl.) A group of Entomostraca, with suctorial mouths, including species parasitic on fishes, as the carp lice (Argulus).

Branchless (a.) Destitute of branches or shoots; without any valuable product; barren; naked.

Brand iron () A branding iron.

Brand iron () A trivet to set a pot on.

Brand iron () The horizontal bar of an andiron.

Brandished (imp. & p. p.) of Brandish

Brandisher (n.) One who brandishes.

Brandywine (n.) Brandy.

Brassiness (n.) The state, condition, or quality of being brassy.

Brawlingly (adv.) In a brawling manner.

Brawniness (n.) The quality or state of being brawny.

Brazenface (n.) An impudent or shameless person.

Brazenness (n.) The quality or state of being brazen.

Braziletto (n.) See Brazil wood.

Brazil nut () An oily, three-sided nut, the seed of the Bertholletia excelsa; the cream nut.

Breadfruit (n.) The fruit of a tree (Artocarpus incisa) found in the islands of the Pacific, esp. the South Sea islands. It is of a roundish form, from four to six or seven inches in diameter, and, when baked, somewhat resembles bread, and is eaten as food, whence the name.

Breadfruit (n.) The tree itself, which is one of considerable size, with large, lobed leaves. Cloth is made from the bark, and the timber is used for many purposes. Called also breadfruit tree and bread tree.

Breadstuff (n.) Grain, flour, or meal of which bread is made.

Breakwater (n.) Any structure or contrivance, as a mole, or a wall at the mouth of a harbor, to break the force of waves, and afford protection from their violence.

Breastband (n.) A band for the breast. Specifically: (Naut.) A band of canvas, or a rope, fastened at both ends to the rigging, to support the man who heaves the lead in sounding.

Breastbeam (n.) The front transverse beam of a locomotive.

Breastbone (n.) The bone of the breast; the sternum.

Breastfast (n.) A large rope to fasten the midship part of a ship to a wharf, or to another vessel.

Breasthook (n.) A thick piece of timber in the form of a knee, placed across the stem of a ship to strengthen the fore part and unite the bows on each side.

Breastknot (n.) A knot of ribbons worn on the breast.

Breastplow (n.) Alt. of Breastplough

Breastrail (n.) The upper rail of any parapet of ordinary height, as of a balcony; the railing of a quarter-deck, etc.

Breastrope (n.) See Breastband.

Breastwork (n.) A defensive work of moderate height, hastily thrown up, of earth or other material.

Breastwork (n.) A railing on the quarter-deck and forecastle.

Breathable (a.) Such as can be breathed.

Breathless (a.) Spent with labor or violent action; out of breath.

Breathless (a.) Not breathing; holding the breath, on account of fear, expectation, or intense interest; attended with a holding of the breath; as, breathless attention.

Breathless (a.) Dead; as, a breathless body.

Brecciated (a.) Consisting of angular fragments cemented together; resembling breccia in appearance.

Breech pin () Alt. of Breech screw

Breeze fly (n.) A fly of various species, of the family Tabanidae, noted for buzzing about animals, and tormenting them by sucking their blood; -- called also horsefly, and gadfly. They are among the largest of two-winged or dipterous insects. The name is also given to different species of botflies.

Breezeless (a.) Motionless; destitute of breezes.

Breeziness (n.) State of being breezy.

Brenningly (adv.) Burningly; ardently.

Brevetting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Brevet

Brevetcies (pl. ) of Brevetcy

Breviaries (pl. ) of Breviary

Breviature (n.) An abbreviature; an abbreviation.

Bricklayer (n.) One whose occupation is to build with bricks.

Brickmaker (n.) One whose occupation is to make bricks.

Bridegroom (n.) A man newly married, or just about to be married.

Bridesmaid (n.) A female friend who attends on a bride at her wedding.

Bridestake (n.) A stake or post set in the ground, for guests at a wedding to dance round.

Bridgehead (n.) A fortification commanding the extremity of a bridge nearest the enemy, to insure the preservation and usefulness of the bridge, and prevent the enemy from crossing; a tete-de-pont.

Bridgeless (a.) Having no bridge; not bridged.

Bridgetree (n.) The beam which supports the spindle socket of the runner in a grinding mill.

Brigandage (n.) Life and practice of brigands; highway robbery; plunder.

Brigandine (n.) A coast of armor for the body, consisting of scales or plates, sometimes overlapping each other, generally of metal, and sewed to

Brigandish (a.) Like a brigand or freebooter; robberlike.

Brigandism (n.) Brigandage.

Brigantine (n.) A practical vessel.

Brigantine (n.) A two-masted, square-rigged vessel, differing from a brig in that she does not carry a square mainsail.

Brigantine (n.) See Brigandine.

Brightened (imp. & p. p.) of Brighten

Brightness (n.) The quality or state of being bright; splendor; luster; brilliancy; clearness.

Brightness (n.) Acuteness (of the faculties); sharpness 9wit.

Brightsome (a.) Bright; clear; luminous; brilliant.

Broadcloth (n.) A fine smooth-faced woolen cloth for men's garments, usually of double width (i.e., a yard and a half); -- so called in distinction from woolens three quarters of a yard wide.

Broadening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Broaden

Broadmouth (n.) One of the Eurylaimidae, a family of East Indian passerine birds.

Broadpiece (n.) An old English gold coin, broader than a guinea, as a Carolus or Jacobus.

Broad seal () The great seal of England; the public seal of a country or state.

Broadsword (n.) A sword with a broad blade and a cutting edge; a claymore.

Brocatello (n.) Same as Brocatel.

Brokenness (n.) The state or quality of being broken; unevenness.

Brokenness (n.) Contrition; as, brokenness of heart.

Brompicrin (n.) A pungent colorless explosive liquid, CNO2Br3, analogous to and resembling chlorpicrin.

Bronchiole (n.) A minute bronchial tube.

Bronchitic (a.) Of or pertaining to bronchitis; as, bronchitic inflammation.

Bronchitis (n.) Inflammation, acute or chronic, of the bronchial tubes or any part of them.

Brontolite (n.) Alt. of Brontolith

Brontolith (n.) An aerolite.

Brontology (n.) A treatise upon thunder.

Brontozoum (n.) An extinct animal of large size, known from its three-toed footprints in Mesozoic sandstone.

Bronzewing (n.) An Australian pigeon of the genus Phaps, of several species; -- so called from its bronze plumage.

Brook mint () See Water mint.

Broom corn () A variety of Sorghum vulgare, having a joined stem, like maize, rising to the height of eight or ten feet, and bearing its seeds on a panicle with long branches, of which brooms are made.

Broom rape () A genus (Orobanche) of parasitic plants of Europe and Asia. They are destitute of chlorophyll, have scales instead of leaves, and spiked flowers, and grow attached to the roots of other plants, as furze, clover, flax, wild carrot, etc. The name is sometimes applied to other plants related to this genus, as Aphyllon uniflorumand A. Ludovicianum.

Broomstaff (n.) A broomstick.

Broomstick (n.) A stick used as a handle of a broom.

Brotelness (n.) Brittleness.

Browbeaten (p. p.) of Browbeat

Brown bill () A bill or halberd of the 16th and 17th centuries. See 4th Bill.

Brownstone (n.) A dark variety of sandstone, much used for building purposes.

Browsewood (n.) Shrubs and bushes upon which animals browse.

Bruisewort (n.) A plant supposed to heal bruises, as the true daisy, the soapwort, and the comfrey.

Brushiness (n.) The quality of resembling a brush; brushlike condition; shagginess.

Brutalized (imp. & p. p.) of Brutalize

Brutifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Brutify

Bryologist (n.) One versed in bryology.

Craftiness (n.) Dexterity in devising and effecting a purpose; cunning; artifice; stratagem.

Cragginess (n.) The state of being craggy.

Crakeberry (n.) See Crowberry.

Cramp iron () See Cramp, n., 2.

Craniology (n.) The department of science (as of ethnology or archaeology) which deals with the shape, size, proportions, indications, etc., of skulls; the study of skulls.

Craniotomy (n.) The operation of opening the fetal head, in order to effect delivery.

Crankiness (n.) Crankness.

Crapaudine (n.) Turning on pivots at the top and bottom; -- said of a door.

Crapaudine (n.) An ulcer on the coronet of a horse.

Crapulence (n.) The sickness occasioned by intemperance; surfeit.

Craspedota (n. pl.) The hydroid or naked-eyed medusae. See Hydroidea.

Craspedote (a.) Of or pertaining to the Craspedota.

Crassament (a.) Alt. of Crassamentum

Crassiment (n.) See Crassament.

Crassitude (n.) Grossness; coarseness; thickness; density.

Craunching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Craunch

Crazedness (n.) A broken state; decrepitude; an impaired state of the intellect.

Craze-mill (n.) Alt. of Crazing-mill

Creameries (pl. ) of Creamery

Creaminess (n.) The quality of being creamy.

Cream laid () See under Laid.

Creational (a.) Of or pertaining to creation.

Creaturely (a.) Creatural; characteristic of a creature.

Creaturize (v. t.) To make like a creature; to degrade

Crebritude (n.) Frequency.

Credential (a.) Giving a title or claim to credit or confidence; accrediting.

Credential (n.) That which gives a title to credit or confidence.

Credential (n.) Testimonials showing that a person is entitled to credit, or has right to exercise official power, as the letters given by a government to an ambassador or envoy, or a certificate that one is a duly elected delegate.

Creditable (a.) Worthy of belief.

Creditable (a.) Deserving or possessing reputation or esteem; reputable; estimable.

Creditable (a.) Bringing credit, reputation, or honor; honorable; as, such conduct is highly creditable to him.

Creditably (adv.) In a creditable manner; reputably; with credit.

Creditress (n.) Alt. of Creditrix

Creepiness (n.) An uneasy sensation as of insects creeping on the skin.

Creepingly (adv.) by creeping slowly; in the manner of a reptile; insidiously; cunningly.

Crenelated (imp. & p. p.) of Crenelate

Crenulated (a.) Minutely crenate.

Creosoting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Creosote

Crepitated (imp. & p. p.) of Crepitate

Crepuscule (n.) Twilight.

Crescentic (a.) Crescent-shaped.

Cretaceous (a.) Having the qualities of chalk; abounding with chalk; chalky; as, cretaceous rocks and formations. See Chalk.

Crewelwork (n.) Embroidery in crewels, commonly done upon some plain material, such as

Crib-biter (n.) A horse that has the habit of cribbing.

Cribration (n.) The act or process of separating the finer parts of drugs from the coarser by sifting.

Cribriform (a.) Resembling, or having the form of, a sieve; pierced with holes; as, the cribriform plate of the ethmoid bone; a cribriform compress.

Criminally (adv.) In violation of law; wickedly.

Criminated (imp. & p. p.) of Criminate

Crimsoning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Crimson

Cringeling (n.) One who cringes meanly; a fawner.

Cringingly (adv.) In a cringing manner.

Crinoidean (n.) One of the Crinoidea.

Criosphinx (n.) A sphinx with the head of a ram.

Crispation (n.) The act or process of curling, or the state of being curled.

Crispation (n.) A very slight convulsive or spasmodic contraction of certain muscles, external or internal.

Crispature (n.) The state of being crispate.

Crisscross (n.) A mark or cross, as the signature of a person who is unable to write.

Crisscross (n.) A child's game played on paper or on a slate, consisting of

Crisscross (v. t.) To mark or cover with cross

Crisscross (adv.) In opposite directions; in a way to cross something else; crossing one another at various angles and in various ways.

Crisscross (adv.) With opposition or hindrance; at cross purposes; contrarily; as, things go crisscross.

Criterions (pl. ) of Criterion

Critically (adv.) In a critical manner; with nice discernment; accurately; exactly.

Critically (adv.) At a crisis; at a critical time; in a situation, place, or condition of decisive consequence; as, a fortification critically situated.

Criticised (imp. & p. p.) of Criticise

Criticiser (n.) One who criticises; a critic.

Crocheting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Crochet

Crocketing (n.) Ornamentation with crockets.

Crocodilia (n. pl.) An order of reptiles including the crocodiles, gavials, alligators, and many extinct kinds.

Crocoisite (n.) Same as Crocoite.

Croissante (a.) Terminated with crescent; -- said of a cross the ends of which are so terminated.

Crop-eared (a.) Having the ears cropped.

Croqueting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Croquet

Cro-quette (n.) A ball of minced meat, fowl, rice, or other ingredients, highly seasoned, and fried.

Crossbones (n. pl.) A representation of two of the leg bones or arm bones of a skeleton, laid crosswise, often surmounted with a skull, and serving as a symbol of death.

Crossbower (n.) A crossbowman.

Crossbreed (n.) A breed or an animal produced from parents of different breeds; a new variety, as of plants, combining the qualities of two parent varieties or stocks.

Crossbreed (n.) Anything partaking of the natures of two different things; a hybrid.

Cross-days (n. pl.) The three days preceding the Feast of the Ascension.

Cross-eyed (a.) Affected with strabismus; squint-eyed; squinting.

Crosspatch (n.) An ill-natured person.

Cross-pawl (n.) Same as Cross-spale.

Crosspiece (n.) A piece of any structure which is fitted or framed crosswise.

Crosspiece (n.) A bar or timber connecting two knightheads or two bitts.

Cross-tail (n.) A bar connecting the ends of the side rods or levers of a backaction or side-lever engine.

Crosstrees (n. pl.) Pieces of timber at a masthead, to which are attached the upper shrouds. At the head of lower masts in large vessels, they support a semicircular platform called the "top."

Cross-week (n.) Rogation week, when the cross was borne in processions.

Crotalaria (n.) A genus of leguminous plants; rattlebox.

Crotaphite (n.) The temple or temporal fossa. Also used adjectively.

Crotcheted (a.) Marked or measured by crotchets; having musical notation.

Croton bug () A small, active, winged species of cockroach (Ectobia Germanica), the water bug. It is common aboard ships, and in houses in cities, esp. in those with hot-water pipes.

Crowflower (n.) A kind of campion; according to Gerarde, the Lychnis Flos-cuculi.

Crowkeeper (n.) A person employed to scare off crows; hence, a scarecrow.

Crownpiece (n.) A piece or part which passes over the head, as in a bridle.

Crownpiece (n.) A coin [In sense (b) properly crown piece.] See Crown, 19.

Crown-post (n.) Same as King-post.

Crown side () See Crown office.

Crow-quill (n.) A quill of the crow, or a very fine pen made from such a quill.

Croylstone (n.) Crystallized cawk, in which the crystals are small.

Cruciation (n.) The act of torturing; torture; torment.

Crucifixes (pl. ) of Crucifix

Crucifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Crucify

Crumbcloth (n.) A cloth to be laid under a dining table to receive falling fragments, and keep the carpet or floor clean.

Crustacean (a.) Of or pertaining to the Crustacea; crustaceous.

Crustacean (n.) An animal belonging to the class Crustacea.

Crustalogy (n.) Crustaceology.

Crustation (n.) An adherent crust; an incrustation.

Crustiness (n.) The state or quality of having crust or being like crust; hardness.

Crustiness (n.) The quality of being crusty or surly.

Cryophorus (n.) An instrument used to illustrate the freezing of water by its own evaporation. The ordinary form consists of two glass bulbs, connected by a tube of the same material, and containing only a quantity of water and its vapor, devoid of air. The water is in one of the bulbs, and freezes when the other is cooled below 32! Fahr.

Cryptidine (n.) One of the quino

Cryptogram (n.) A cipher writing. Same as Cryptograph.

Cryptology (n.) Secret or enigmatical language.

Cryptopine (n.) A colorless crystal

Crystallin (n.) See Gobulin.

Dracontine (a.) Belonging to a dragon.

Dracunculi (pl. ) of Dracunculus

Dragantine (n.) A mucilage obtained from, or containing, gum tragacanth.

Dragonlike (a.) Like a dragon.

Dragonnade (n.) The severe persecution of French Protestants under Louis XIV., by an armed force, usually of dragoons; hence, a rapid and devastating incursion; dragoonade.

Dragooning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dragoon

Dragoonade (n.) See Dragonnade.

Drakestone (n.) A flat stone so thrown along the surface of water as to skip from point to point before it sinks; also, the sport of so throwing stones; -- sometimes called ducks and drakes.

Dramatical (a.) Of or pertaining to the drama; appropriate to, or having the qualities of, a drama; theatrical; vivid.

Dramatized (imp. & p. p.) of Dramatize

Dramaturgy (n.) The art of dramatic composition and representation.

Dramseller (n.) One who sells distilled liquors by the dram or glass.

Drap d'ete () A thin woolen fabric, twilled like merino.

Draughting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Draught

Drawbridge (n.) A bridge of which either the whole or a part is made to be raised up, let down, or drawn or turned aside, to admit or hinder communication at pleasure, as before the gate of a town or castle, or over a navigable river or canal.

Drawcansir (n.) A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.

Drawfiling (n.) The process of smooth filing by working the file sidewise instead of lengthwise.

Drawgloves (n. pl.) An old game, played by holding up the fingers.

Drawspring (n.) The spring to which a drawbar is attached.

Dreadfully (adv.) In a dreadful manner; terribly.

Dreadingly (adv.) With dread.

Dreaminess (n.) The state of being dreamy.

Dreamingly (adv.) In a dreamy manner.

Drearihead (n.) Alt. of Drearihood

Drearihood (n.) Affliction; dreariness.

Dreariment (n.) Dreariness.

Dreariness (n.) Sorrow; wretchedness.

Dreariness (n.) Dismalness; gloomy solitude.

Drearisome (a.) Very dreary.

Dregginess (n.) Fullness of dregs or lees; foulness; feculence.

Dress coat () A coat with skirts behind only, as distinct from the frock coat, of which the skirts surround the body. It is worn on occasions of ceremony. The dress coat of officers of the United States army is a full-skirted frock coat.

Dressiness (n.) The state of being dressy.

Dressmaker (n.) A maker of gowns, or similar garments; a mantuamaker.

Driftpiece (n.) An upright or curved piece of timber connecting the plank sheer with the gunwale; also, a scroll terminating a rail.

Drillstock (n.) A contrivance for holding and turning a drill.

Drivelling () of Drivel

Drolleries (pl. ) of Drollery

Drollingly (adv.) In a jesting manner.

Dronkelewe (a.) Given to drink; drunken.

Droopingly (adv.) In a drooping manner.

Drosometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the quantity of dew on the surface of a body in the open air. It consists of a balance, having a plate at one end to receive the dew, and at the other a weight protected from the deposit of dew.

Drowsihead (n.) Drowsiness.

Drowsiness (n.) State of being drowsy.

Drudgingly (adv.) In a drudging manner; laboriously.

Drum major () .

Drum major () The chief or first drummer of a regiment; an instructor of drummers.

Drum major () The marching leader of a military band.

Drum major () A noisy gathering. [R.] See under Drum, n., 4.

Drupaceous (a.) Producing, or pertaining to, drupes; having the form of drupes; as, drupaceous trees or fruits.

Dry-fisted (a.) Niggardly.

Dry-rubbed (imp. & p. p.) of Dry-rub

Drysaltery (n.) The articles kept by a drysalter; also, the business of a drysalter.

Eradiating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Eradiate

Eradiation (n.) Emission of radiance.

Eradicable (a.) Capable of being eradicated.

Eradicated (imp. & p. p.) of Eradicate

Erectility (n.) The quality or state of being erectile.

Eremitical (a.) Of or pertaining to an eremite; hermitical; living in solitude.

Erethistic (a.) Relating to erethism.

Ericaceous (a.) Belonging to the Heath family, or resembling plants of that family; consisting of heats.

Erinaceous (a.) Of the Hedgehog family; like, or characteristic of, a hedgehog.

Erpetology (n.) Herpetology.

Erubescent (a.) Red, or reddish; blushing.

Erubescite (n.) See Bornite.

Eructation (n.) The act of belching wind from the stomach; a belch.

Eructation (n.) A violent belching out or emitting, as of gaseous or other matter from the crater of a volcano, geyser, etc.

Eruptional (a.) Eruptive.

Erysipelas (n.) St. Anthony's fire; a febrile disease accompanied with a diffused inflammation of the skin, which, starting usually from a single point, spreads gradually over its surface. It is usually regarded as contagious, and often occurs epidemically.

Erythraean (a.) Red in color.

Erythrogen (n.) Carbon disulphide; -- so called from certain red compounds which it produces in combination with other substances.

Erythrogen (n.) A substance reddened by acids, which is supposed to be contained in flowers.

Erythrogen (n.) A crystal

Erythrosin (n.) A red substance formed by the oxidation of tyrosin.

Erythrosin (n.) A red dyestuff obtained from fluorescein by the action of iodine.

Fractional (a.) Of or pertaining to fractions or a fraction; constituting a fraction; as, fractional numbers.

Fractional (a.) Relatively small; inconsiderable; insignificant; as, a fractional part of the population.

Fracturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fracture

Fragmentak (a.) Fragmentary.

Fragmentak (a.) Consisting of the pulverized or fragmentary material of rock, as conglomerate, shale, etc.

Fragmental (n.) A fragmentary rock.

Fragmented (a.) Broken into fragments.

Fraischeur (a.) Freshness; coolness.

Frambaesia (n.) The yaws. See Yaws.

Franchised (imp. & p. p.) of Franchise

Franciscan (a.) Belonging to the Order of St. Francis of the Franciscans.

Franciscan (n.) A monk or friar of the Order of St. Francis, a large and zealous order of mendicant monks founded in 1209 by St. Francis of Assisi. They are called also Friars Minor; and in England, Gray Friars, because they wear a gray habit.

Francolite (n.) A variety of apatite from Wheal Franco in Devonshire.

Frangipane (n.) A perfume of jasmine; frangipani.

Frangipane (n.) A species of pastry, containing cream and almonds.

Frangipani (n.) Alt. of Frangipanni

Franklinic (a.) Of or pertaining to Benjamin Franklin.

Fraternate (v. i.) To fraternize; to hold fellowship.

Fraternism (n.) Fraternization.

Fraternity (n.) The state or quality of being fraternal or brotherly; brotherhood.

Fraternity (n.) A body of men associated for their common interest, business, or pleasure; a company; a brotherhood; a society; in the Roman Catholic Chucrch, an association for special religious purposes, for relieving the sick and destitute, etc.

Fraternity (n.) Men of the same class, profession, occupation, character, or tastes.

Fraternize (v. i.) To associate or hold fellowship as brothers, or as men of like occupation or character; to have brotherly feelings.

Fraternize (v. t.) To bring into fellowship or brotherly sympathy.

Fratricide (n.) The act of one who murders or kills his own brother.

Fratricide (n.) One who murders or kills his own brother.

Fraudulent (a.) Using fraud; trickly; deceitful; dishonest.

Fraudulent (a.) Characterized by,, founded on, or proceeding from, fraund; as, a fraudulent bargain.

Fraudulent (a.) Obtained or performed by artifice; as, fraudulent conquest.

Fraughting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fraught

Fraughtage (n.) Freight; loading; cargo.

Fraughting (a.) Constituting the freight or cargo.

Freebooter (n.) One who plunders or pillages without the authority of national warfare; a member of a predatory band; a pillager; a buccaneer; a sea robber.

Freedstool (n.) See Fridstol.

Freeholder (n.) The possessor of a freehold.

Free-liver (n.) One who gratifies his appetites without stint; one given to indulgence in eating and drinking.

Free-lover (n.) One who believes in or practices free-love.

Freighting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Freight

Freightage (n.) Charge for transportation; expense of carriage.

Freightage (n.) The transportation of freight.

Freightage (n.) Freight; cargo; lading. Milton.

Frenetical (a.) Frenetic; frantic; frenzied.

Frequented (imp. & p. p.) of Frequent

Frequenter (n.) One who frequents; one who often visits, or resorts to customarily.

Frequently (adv.) At frequent or short intervals; many times; often; repeatedly; commonly.

Freshening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Freshen

Friabiiity (n.) The quality of being friable; friableness.

Fricandeau (n.) Alt. of Fricando

Fricatrice (n.) A lewd woman; a harlot.

Frictional (a.) Relating to friction; moved by friction; produced by friction; as, frictional electricity.

Frithstool (n.) A seat in churches near the altar, to which offenders formerly fled for sanctuary.

Friendless (a.) Destitute of friends; forsaken.

Friendlily (adv.) In a friendly manner.

Friendship (n.) The state of being friends; friendly relation, or attachment, to a person, or between persons; affection arising from mutual esteem and good will; friend

Friendship (n.) Kindly aid; help; assistance,

Friendship (n.) Aptness to unite; conformity; affinity; harmony; correspondence.

Frightened (imp.) of Frighten

Frightless (a.) Free from fright; fearless.

Frightment (n.) Fear; terror.

Frigidaria (pl. ) of Frigidarium

Frigidness (n.) The state of being frigid; want of heat, vigor, or affection; coldness; dullness.

Frigorific (a.) Alt. of Frigorifical

Fringeless (a.) Having no fringe.

Friskiness (n.) State or quality of being frisky.

Fritillary (n.) A plant with checkered petals, of the genus Fritillaria: the Guinea-hen flower. See Fritillaria.

Fritillary (n.) One of several species of butterflies belonging to Argynnis and allied genera; -- so called because the coloring of their wings resembles that of the common Fritillaria. See Aphrodite.

Fritinancy (n.) A chirping or creaking, as of a cricket.

Frittering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fritter

Frolicking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Frolic

Frolicsome (a.) Full of gayety and mirth; given to pranks; sportive.

Frondation (n.) The act of stripping, as trees, of leaves or branches; a kind of pruning.

Fron'tated (a.) Growing broader and broader, as a leaf; truncate.

Frontiered (p. a.) Placed on the frontiers.

Frontignac (n.) Alt. of Frontignan

Frontignan (n.) A sweet muscadine wine made in Frontignan (Languedoc), France.

Frontignan (n.) A grape of many varieties and colors.

Frontingly (adv.) In a fronting or facing position; opposingly.

Frontiniac (n.) See Frontignac.

Frostiness (n.) State or quality of being frosty.

Frothiness (n.) State or quality of being frothy.

Frowningly (adv.) In a frowning manner.

Frozenness (n.) A state of being frozen.

Fructified (imp. & p. p.) of Fructify

Frugalness (n.) Quality of being frugal; frugality.

Fruiteress (n.) A woman who sells fruit.

Fruiteries (pl. ) of Fruitery

Frustrable (a.) Capable of beeing frustrated or defeated.

Frustrated (imp. & p. p.) of Frustrate

Frustulent (a.) Abounding in fragments.

Frutescent (a.) Somewhat shrubby in character; imperfectly shrubby, as the American species of Wistaria.

Gracillent (a.) Slender; thin.

Graciously (adv.) In a gracious manner; courteously; benignantly.

Graciously (adv.) Fortunately; luckily.

Graduality (n.) The state of being gradual; gradualness.

Graduating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Graduate

Graduation (n.) The act of graduating, or the state of being graduated; as, graduation of a scale; graduation at a college; graduation in color; graduation by evaporation; the graduation of a bird's tail, etc.

Graduation (n.) The marks on an instrument or vessel to indicate degrees or quantity; a scale.

Graduation (n.) The exposure of a liquid in large surfaces to the air, so as to hasten its evaporation.

Grainfield (n.) A field where grain is grown.

Grallatory (a.) Of or pertaining to the Grallatores, or waders.

Gramineous (a.) Like, Or pertaining to, grass. See Grass, n., 2.

Grammarian (n.) One versed in grammar, or the construction of languages; a philologist.

Grammarian (n.) One who writes on, or teaches, grammar.

Grammatist (n.) A petty grammarian.

Granadilla (n.) The fruit of certain species of passion flower (esp. Passiflora quadrangularis) found in Brazil and the West Indies. It is as large as a child's head, and is a good dessert fruit. The fruit of Passiflora edulis is used for flavoring ices.

Grandchild (n.) A son's or daughter's child; a child in the second degree of descent.

Grandevity (n.) Great age; long life.

Grandevous (a.) Of great age; aged; longlived.

Grandinous (a.) Consisting of hail; abounding in hail.

Grandmamma (n.) A grandmother.

Grandniece (n.) The granddaughter of one's brother or sister.

Granduncle (n.) A father's or mother's uncle.

Grangerism (n.) The practice of illustrating a particular book by engravings collected from other books.

Grangerite (n.) One who collects illustrations from various books for the decoration of one book.

Grangerize (v. t. & i.) To collect (illustrations from books) for decoration of other books.

Granitical (a.) Granitic.

Granularly (adv.) In a granular form.

Granulated (imp. & p. p.) of Granulate

Granulated (a.) Consisting of, or resembling, grains; crystallized in grains; granular; as, granulated sugar.

Granulated (a.) Having numerous small elevations, as shagreen.

Grapestone (n.) A seed of the grape.

Graphitoid (a.) Alt. of Graphitoidal

Grapholite (n.) Any species of slate suitable to be written on.

Graphology (n.) The art of judging of a person's character, disposition, and aptitude from his handwriting.

Graphotype (n.) A process for producing a design upon a surface in relief so that it can be printed from. Prepared chalk or oxide of zinc is pressed upon a smooth plate by a hydraulic press, and the design is drawn upon this in a peculiar ink which hardens the surface wherever it is applied. The surface is then carefully rubbed or brushed, leaving the

Graptolite (n.) One of numerous species of slender and delicat

Grassation (n.) A wandering about with evil intentions; a rioting.

Grassiness (n.) The state of abounding with grass; a grassy state.

Grass tree () An Australian plant of the genus Xanthorrhoea, having a thick trunk crowned with a dense tuft of pendulous, grasslike leaves, from the center of which arises a long stem, bearing at its summit a dense flower spike looking somewhat like a large cat-tail. These plants are often called "blackboys" from the large trunks denuded and blackened by fire. They yield two kinds of fragrant resin, called Botany-bay gum, and Gum Acaroides.

Grass tree () A similar Australian plant (Kingia australis).

Gratifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gratify

Gratuitous (a.) Given without an equivalent or recompense; conferred without valuable consideration; granted without pay, or without claim or merit; not required by justice.

Gratuitous (a.) Not called for by the circumstances; without reason, cause, or proof; adopted or asserted without any good ground; as, a gratuitous assumption.

Gravamina (pl. ) of Gravamen

Gravelling () of Gravel

Gravelling (n.) The act of covering with gravel.

Gravelling (n.) A layer or coating of gravel (on a path, etc.).

Gravelling (n.) A salmon one or two years old, before it has gone to sea.

Graveolent (a.) Having a rank smell.

Gravestone (n.) A stone laid over, or erected near, a grave, usually with an inscription, to preserve the memory of the dead; a tombstone.

Gravidated (a.) Made pregnant; big.

Gravigrade (a.) Slow-paced.

Gravigrade (n.) One of the pachyderms.

Gravimeter (n.) An instrument for ascertaining the specific gravity of bodies.

Gravitated (imp. & p. p.) of Gravitate

Gtraystone (n.) A grayish or greenish compact rock, composed of feldspar and augite, and allied to basalt.

Greasiness (n.) The quality or state of being greasy, oi

Grecianize (v. i.) To conform to the Greek custom, especially in speech.

Greediness (n.) The quality of being greedy; vehement and selfish desire.

Greedy-gut (n.) A glutton.

Greencloth (n.) A board or court of justice formerly held in the counting house of the British sovereign's household, composed of the lord steward and his officers, and having cognizance of matters of justice in the household, with power to correct offenders and keep the peace within the verge of the palace, which extends two hundred yards beyond the gates.

Green-eyed (a.) Having green eyes.

Green-eyed (a.) Seeing everything through a medium which discolors or distorts.

Greenfinch (n.) A European finch (Ligurinus chloris); -- called also green bird, green linnet, green grosbeak, green olf, greeny, and peasweep.

Greenfinch (n.) The Texas sparrow (Embernagra rufivirgata), in which the general color is olive green, with four rufous stripes on the head.

Greenhouse (n.) A house in which tender plants are cultivated and sheltered from the weather.

Green-leek (n.) An Australian parrakeet (Polytelis Barrabandi); -- called also the scarlet-breasted parrot.

Greenshank (n.) A European sandpiper or snipe (Totanus canescens); -- called also greater plover.

Greenstone (n.) A name formerly applied rather loosely to certain dark-colored igneous rocks, including diorite, diabase, etc.

Greensward (n.) Turf green with grass.

Gregarious (a.) Habitually living or moving in flocks or herds; tending to flock or herd together; not habitually solitary or living alone.

Grenadillo (n.) A handsome tropical American wood, much used for making flutes and other wind instruments; -- called also Grenada cocos, or cocus, and red ebony.

Gressorial (a.) Alt. of Gressorious

Grievancer (n.) One who occasions a grievance; one who gives ground for complaint.

Grindingly (adv.) In a grinding manner.

Grindstone (n.) A flat, circular stone, revolving on an axle, for grinding or sharpening tools, or shaping or smoothing objects.

Grinningly (adv.) In a grinning manner.


Grittiness (n.) The quality of being gritty.

Groggeries (pl. ) of Groggery

Grogginess (n.) State of being groggy.

Grogginess (n.) Tenderness or stiffness in the foot of a horse, which causes him to move in a hobbling manner.

Groping-ly (adv.) In a groping manner.

Groundedly (adv.) In a grounded or firmly established manner.

Groundless (a.) Without ground or foundation; wanting cause or reason for support; not authorized; false; as, groundless fear; a groundless report or assertion.

Groundling (n.) A fish that keeps at the bottom of the water, as the loach.

Groundling (n.) A spectator in the pit of a theater, which formerly was on the ground, and without floor or benches.

Groundsill (n.) See Ground plate (a), under Ground

Groundwork (n.) That which forms the foundation or support of anything; the basis; the essential or fundamental part; first principle.

Grovelling () of Grovel

Growlingly (adv.) In a growling manner.

Grudgingly (adv.) In a grudging manner.

Gruntingly (adv.) In a grunting manner.

Irefulness (n.) Wrathfulness.

Iridaceous (a.) Alt. of Irideous

Iridectomy (n.) The act or process of cutting out a portion of the iris in order to form an artificial pupil.

Iridescent (a.) Having colors like the rainbow; exhibiting a play of changeable colors; nacreous; prismatic; as, iridescent glass.

Iridosmine (n.) Alt. of Iridosmium

Iridosmium (n.) The native compound of iridium and osmium. It is found in flattened metallic grains of extreme hardness, and is often used for pointing gold pens.

Iron-cased (a.) Cased or covered with iron, as a vessel; ironclad.

Ironmaster (n.) A manufacturer of iron, or large dealer therein.

Ironmonger (n.) A dealer in iron or hardware.

Iron-sided (a.) Having iron sides, or very firm sides.

Iron works () See under Iron, a.

Irradiance (n.) Alt. of Irradiancy

Irradiancy (n.) The act of irradiating; emission of rays of light.

Irradiancy (n.) That which irradiates or is irradiated; luster; splendor; irradiation; brilliancy.

Irradiated (imp. & p. p.) of Irradiate

Irradicate (v. t.) To root deeply.

Irrational (a.) Not rational; void of reason or understanding; as, brutes are irrational animals.

Irrational (a.) Not according to reason; absurd; foolish.

Irrational (a.) Not capable of being exactly expressed by an integral number, or by a vulgar fraction; surd; -- said especially of roots. See Surd.

Irregulate (v. t.) To make irregular; to disorder.

Irregulous (a.) Lawless.

Irrelation (n.) The quality or state of being irrelative; want of connection or relation.

Irrelative (a.) Not relative; without mutual relations; unconnected.

Irrelavant (a.) Not relevant; not applicable or pertinent; not bearing upon or serving to support; foreign; extraneous; as, testimony or arguments irrelevant to a case.

Irreligion (n.) The state of being irreligious; want of religion; impiety.

Irremeable (a.) Admitting no return; as, an irremeable way.

Irrenowned (a.) Not renowned.

Irresolute (a.) Not resolute; not decided or determined; wavering; given to doubt or irresolution.

Irreverend (a.) Irreverent.

Irreverent (a.) Not reverent; showing a want of reverence; expressive of a want of veneration; as, an irreverent babbler; an irreverent jest.

Irrigating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Irrigate

Irrigation (n.) The act or process of irrigating, or the state of being irrigated; especially, the operation of causing water to flow over lands, for nourishing plants.

Irritating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Irritate

Irritation (n.) The act of irritating, or exciting, or the state of being irritated; excitement; stimulation, usually of an undue and uncomfortable kind; especially, excitement of anger or passion; provocation; annoyance; anger.

Irritation (n.) The act of exciting, or the condition of being excited to action, by stimulation; -- as, the condition of an organ of sense, when its nerve is affected by some external body; esp., the act of exciting muscle fibers to contraction, by artificial stimulation; as, the irritation of a motor nerve by electricity; also, the condition of a muscle and nerve, under such stimulation.

Irritation (n.) A condition of morbid excitability or oversensitiveness of an organ or part of the body; a state in which the application of ordinary stimuli produces pain or excessive or vitiated action.

Irritative (a.) Serving to excite or irritate; irritating; as, an irritative agent.

Irritative (a.) Accompanied with, or produced by, increased action or irritation; as, an irritative fever.

Irritatory (a.) Exciting; producing irritation; irritating.

Irrorating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Irrorate

Irroration (n.) The act of bedewing; the state of being moistened with dew.

Irrubrical (a.) Contrary to the rubric; not rubrical.

Orangeroot (n.) An American ranunculaceous plant (Hidrastis Canadensis), having a yellow tuberous root; -- also called yellowroot, golden seal, etc.

Oratorical (a.) Of or pertaining to an orator or to oratory; characterized by oratory; rhetorical; becoming to an orator; as, an oratorical triumph; an oratorical essay.

Oratorious (a.) Oratorical.

Orbiculate (n.) That which is orbiculate; especially, a solid the vertical section of which is oval, and the horizontal section circular.

Orbiculate (a.) Alt. of Orbiculated

Orcharding (n.) The cultivation of orchards.

Orcharding (n.) Orchards, in general.

Orchardist (n.) One who cultivates an orchard.

Orchestian (n.) Any species of amphipod crustacean of the genus Orchestia, or family Orchestidae. See Beach flea, under Beach.

Orchestral (a.) Of or pertaining to an orchestra; suitable for, or performed in or by, an orchestra.

Orchestric (a.) Orchestral.

Orchideous (a.) Same as Orchidaceous.

Ordainable (a.) Capable of being ordained; worthy to be ordained or appointed.

Ordainment (n.) Ordination.

Ordinalism (n.) The state or quality of being ordinal.

Ordinarily (adv.) According to established rules or settled method; as a rule; commonly; usually; in most cases; as, a winter more than ordinarily severe.

Ordinaries (pl. ) of Ordinary

Ordinately (adv.) In an ordinate manner; orderly.

Ordination (n.) The act of ordaining, appointing, or setting apart; the state of being ordained, appointed, etc.

Ordination (n.) The act of setting apart to an office in the Christian ministry; the conferring of holy orders.

Ordination (n.) Disposition; arrangement; order.

Ordinative (a.) Tending to ordain; directing; giving order.

Ordonnance (n.) The disposition of the parts of any composition with regard to one another and the whole.

Ordovician (a.) Of or pertaining to a division of the Silurian formation, corresponding in general to the Lower Silurian of most authors, exclusive of the Cambrian.

Ordovician (n.) The Ordovician formation.

Oreography (n.) The science of mountains; orography.

Organicism (n.) The doctrine of the localization of disease, or which refers it always to a material lesion of an organ.

Organizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Organize

Organogeny (n.) Organogenesis.

Organology (n.) The science of organs or of anything considered as an organic structure.

Organology (n.) That branch of biology which treats, in particular, of the organs of animals and plants. See Morphology.

Organonymy (n.) The designation or nomenclature of organs.

Orientated (imp. & p. p.) of Orientate

Orientness (n.) The quality or state of being orient or bright; splendor.

Originable (a.) Capable of being originated.

Originally (adv.) In the original time, or in an original manner; primarily; from the beginning or origin; not by derivation, or imitation.

Originally (adv.) At first; at the origin; at the time of formation or costruction; as, a book originally written by another hand.

Originated (imp. & p. p.) of Originate

Originator (n.) One who originates.

Orismology (n.) That departament of natural history which treats of technical terms.

Ornamented (imp. & p. p.) of Ornament

Ornamental (a.) Serving to ornament; characterized by ornament; beautifying; embellishing.

Ornamenter (n.) One who ornaments; a decorator.

Ornateness (n.) The quality of being ornate.

Orographic (a.) Alt. of Orographical

Orological (a.) Of or pertaining to orology.

Orotundity (n.) The orotund mode of intonation.

Orphanhood (n.) The state or condition of being an orphan; orphanage.

Orsellinic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an organic acid obtained by a partial decomposition of orsellic acid as a white crystal

Ortalidian (n.) Any one of numerous small two-winged flies of the family Ortalidae. The larvae of many of these flies live in fruit; those of others produce galls on various plants.

Orthoceras (n.) An extinct genus of Paleozoic Cephalopoda, having a long, straight, conical shell. The interior is divided into numerous chambers by transverse septa.

Orthoclase (n.) Common or potash feldspar crystallizing in the monoclinic system and having two cleavages at right angles to each other. See Feldspar.

Orthodoxal (a.) Pertaining to, or evincing, orthodoxy; orthodox.

Orthodoxly (adv.) In an orthodox manner; with soundness of faith.

Orthodromy (n.) The act or art of sailing on a great circle.

Orthoepist (n.) One who is skilled in orthoepy.

Orthogonal (a.) Right-angled; rectangular; as, an orthogonal intersection of one curve with another.

Orthometry (n.) The art or practice of constructing verses correctly; the laws of correct versification.

Orthopedic (a.) Alt. of Orthopedical

Orthophony (n.) The art of correct articulation; voice training.

Orthopraxy (n.) The treatment of deformities in the human body by mechanical appliances.

Orthoptera (n. pl.) An order of mandibulate insects including grasshoppers, locusts, cockroaches, etc. See Illust. under Insect.

Orthoscope (n.) An instrument designed to show the condition of the superficial portions of the eye.

Orthostade (n.) A chiton, or loose, ungirded tunic, falling in straight folds.

Orthotomic (a.) Cutting at right angles.

Orycterope (n.) Same as Oryctere.

Oryctology (n.) An old name for paleontology.

Oryctology (n.) An old name for mineralogy and geology.

Practicing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Practice

Practician (n.) One who is acquainted with, or skilled in, anything by practice; a practitioner.

Practisant (n.) An agent or confederate in treachery.

Practisour (n.) A practitioner.

Praecocial (a.) Of or pertaining to the Praecoces.

Praecordia (n.) The front part of the thoracic region; the epigastrium.

Praecornua (pl. ) of Praecornu

Praemunire (n.) The offense of introducing foreign authority into England, the penalties for which were originally intended to depress the civil power of the pope in the kingdom.

Praemunire (n.) The writ grounded on that offense.

Praemunire (n.) The penalty ascribed for the offense of praemunire.

Praenomina (pl. ) of Praenomen

Praeterist (n.) See Preterist.

Praetermit (v. t.) See Pretermit.

Praetextae (pl. ) of Praetexta

Praetextas (pl. ) of Praetexta

Praetorian (a.) See Pretorian.

Praetorium (n.) See Pretorium.

Pragmatism (n.) The quality or state of being pragmatic; in literature, the pragmatic, or philosophical, method.

Pragmatist (n.) One who is pragmatic.

Pragmatize (v. t.) To consider, represent, or embody (something unreal) as fact; to materialize.

Praiseless (a.) Without praise or approbation.

Praisement (n.) Appraisement.

Praseolite (n.) A variety of altered iolite of a green color and greasy luster.

Pratincole (n.) Any bird of the Old World genus Glareola, or family Glareolidae, allied to the plovers. They have long, pointed wings and a forked tail.

Prayerless (a.) Not using prayer; habitually neglecting prayer to God; without prayer.

Preachment (n.) A religious harangue; a sermon; -- used derogatively.

Preadamite (n.) An inhabitant of the earth before Adam.

Preadamite (n.) One who holds that men existed before Adam.

Preappoint (v. t.) To appoint previously, or beforehand.

Prearrange (v. t.) To arrange beforehand.

Prebendary (n.) A clergyman attached to a collegiate or cathedral church who enjoys a prebend in consideration of his officiating at stated times in the church. See Note under Benefice, n., 3.

Prebendary (n.) A prebendaryship.

Prebendate (v. t.) To invest with the office of prebendary; to present to a prebend.

Precarious (a.) Depending on the will or pleasure of another; held by courtesy; liable to be changed or lost at the pleasure of another; as, precarious privileges.

Precarious (a.) Held by a doubtful tenure; depending on unknown causes or events; exposed to constant risk; not to be depended on for certainty or stability; uncertain; as, a precarious state of health; precarious fortunes.

Precaution (n.) Previous caution or care; caution previously employed to prevent mischief or secure good; as, his life was saved by precaution.

Precaution (n.) A measure taken beforehand to ward off evil or secure good or success; a precautionary act; as, to take precautions against accident.

Precaution (v. t.) To warn or caution beforehand.

Precaution (v. t.) To take precaution against.

Precedence (n.) Alt. of Precedency

Precedency (n.) The act or state of preceding or going before in order of time; priority; as, one event has precedence of another.

Precedency (n.) The act or state of going or being before in rank or dignity, or the place of honor; right to a more honorable place; superior rank; as, barons have precedence of commoners.

Precellent (a.) Excellent; surpassing.

Preceptial (a.) Preceptive.

Preception (n.) A precept.

Preceptive (a.) Containing or giving precepts; of the nature of precepts; didactic; as, the preceptive parts of the Scriptures.

Preceptory (a.) Preceptive.

Preceptory (n.) A religious house of the Knights Templars, subordinate to the temple or principal house of the order in London. See Commandery, n., 2.

Precession (n.) The act of going before, or forward.

Preciosity (n.) Preciousness; something precious.

Preciously (adv.) In a precious manner; expensively; extremely; dearly. Also used ironically.

Precipient (a.) Commanding; directing.

Precluding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Preclude

Preclusion (n.) The act of precluding, or the state of being precluded; a shutting out.

Preclusive (a.) Shutting out; precluding, or tending to preclude; hindering.

Precocious (a.) Ripe or mature before the proper or natural time; early or prematurely ripe or developed; as, precocious trees.

Precocious (a.) Developed more than is natural or usual at a given age; exceeding what is to be expected of one's years; too forward; -- used especially of mental forwardness; as, a precocious child; precocious talents.

Precompose (v. t.) To compose beforehand.

Preconceit (n.) An opinion or notion formed beforehand; a preconception.

Preconcert (v. t.) To concert or arrange beforehand; to settle by previous agreement.

Preconcert (n.) Something concerted or arranged beforehand; a previous agreement.

Precondemn (v. t.) To condemn beforehand.

Preconform (v. t. & i.) To conform by way anticipation.

Preconquer (v. t.) To conquer in anticipation.

Preconsent (n.) A previous consent.

Preconsign (v. t.) To consign beforehand; to make a previous consignment of.

Precordial (a.) Situated in front of the heart; of or pertaining to the praecordia.

Precursive (a.) Preceding; introductory; precursory.

Precursory (a.) Preceding as a precursor or harbinger; indicating something to follow; as, precursory symptoms of a fever.

Precursory (n.) An introduction.

Predaceous (a.) Living by prey; predatory.

Predecease (v. t.) To die sooner than.

Predecease (n.) The death of one person or thing before another.

Predeclare (v. t.) To declare or announce beforehand; to preannounce.

Predestine (v. t.) To decree beforehand; to foreordain; to predestinate.

Predestiny (n.) Predestination.

Predicable (a.) Capable of being predicated or affirmed of something; affirmable; attributable.

Predicable (n.) Anything affirmable of another; especially, a general attribute or notion as affirmable of, or applicable to, many individuals.

Predicable (n.) One of the five most general relations of attributes involved in logical arrangements, namely, genus, species, difference, property, and accident.

Predicated (imp. & p. p.) of Predicate

Predicting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Predict

Prediction (n.) The act of foretelling; also, that which is foretold; prophecy.

Predictive (a.) Foretelling; prophetic; foreboding.

Predictory (a.) Predictive.

Predispose (v. t.) To dispose or inc

Predispose (v. t.) To make fit or susceptible beforehand; to give a tendency to; as, debility predisposes the body to disease.

Preeminent (a.) Eminent above others; prominent among those who are eminent; superior in excellence; surpassing, or taking precedence of, others; rarely, surpassing others in evil, or in bad qualities; as, preeminent in guilt.

Preempting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Preempt

Preemption (n.) The act or right of purchasing before others.

Preemption (n.) The privilege or prerogative formerly enjoyed by the king of buying provisions for his household in preference to others.

Preemption (n.) The right of an actual settler upon public lands (particularly those of the United States) to purchase a certain portion at a fixed price in preference to all other applicants.

Preemptive (a.) Of or pertaining to preemption; having power to preempt; preempting.

Preemptory (a.) Pertaining to preemption.

Preengaged (imp. & p. p.) of Preengage

Preexamine (v. t.) To examine beforehand.

Preexisted (imp. & p. p.) of Preexist

Prefecture (n.) The office, position, or jurisdiction of a prefect; also, his official residence.

Preferring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Prefer

Preferable (a.) Worthy to be preferred or chosen before something else; more desirable; as, a preferable scheme.

Preferably (adv.) In preference; by choice.

Preference (n.) The act of Preferring, or the state of being preferred; the setting of one thing before another; precedence; higher estimation; predilection; choice; also, the power or opportunity of choosing; as, to give him his preference.

Preference (n.) That which is preferred; the object of choice or superior favor; as, which is your preference?

Preferment (n.) The act of choosing, or the state of being chosen; preference.

Preferment (n.) The act of preferring, or advancing in dignity or office; the state of being advanced; promotion.

Preferment (n.) A position or office of honor or profit; as, the preferments of the church.

Prefidence (n.) The quality or state of being prefident.

Prefigured (imp. & p. p.) of Prefigure

Prefrontal (a.) Situated in front of the frontal bone, or the frontal region of the skull; ectethmoid, as a certain bone in the nasal capsule of many animals, and certain scales of reptiles and fishes.

Prefrontal (n.) A prefrontal bone or scale.

Preglacial (a.) Prior to the glacial or drift period.

Pregnantly (adv.) In a pregnant manner; fruitfully; significantly.

Pregnantly (adv.) Unresistingly; openly; hence, clearly; evidently.

Pregravate (v. t.) To bear down; to depress.

Pregustant (a.) Tasting beforehand; having a foretaste.

Prehensile (n.) Adapted to seize or grasp; seizing; grasping; as, the prehensile tail of a monkey.

Prehension (n.) The act of taking hold, seizing, or grasping, as with the hand or other member.

Prehensory (a.) Adapted to seize or grasp; prehensile.

Prejudging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Prejudge

Prejudical (a.) Of or pertaining to the determination of some matter not previously decided; as, a prejudical inquiry or action at law.

Prejudiced (imp. & p. p.) of Prejudice

Prelateity (n.) Prelacy.

Prelatical (a.) Of or pertaining to prelates or prelacy; as, prelatical authority.

Prelatized (imp. & p. p.) of Prelatize

Prelecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Prelect

Prelection (n.) A lecture or discourse read in public or to a select company.

Preludious (a.) Preludial.

Premaxilla (n.) A bone on either side of the middle

Premediate (v. t.) To advocate.

Premonitor (n.) One who, or that which, gives premonition.

Prenominal (a.) Serving as a prefix in a compound name.

Prensation (n.) The act of seizing with violence.

Preominate (v. t.) To ominate beforehand; to portend.

Preopinion (n.) Opinion previously formed; prepossession; prejudice.

Preorbital (a.) Situated in front or the orbit.

Preparable (a.) Capable of being prepared.

Preparator (n.) One who prepares beforehand, as subjects for dissection, specimens for preservation in collections, etc.

Prepayment (n.) Payment in advance.

Prepensely (adv.) In a premeditated manner.

Prepollent (a.) Having superior influence or power; prevailing; predominant.

Prepollent (n.) An extra first digit, or rudiment of a digit, on the preaxial side of the pollex.

Prepositor (n.) A scholar appointed to inspect other scholars; a monitor.

Prepossess (v. t.) To preoccupy, as ground or land; to take previous possession of.

Prepossess (v. t.) To preoccupy, as the mind or heart, so as to preclude other things; hence, to bias or prejudice; to give a previous inclination to, for or against anything; esp., to induce a favorable opinion beforehand, or at the outset.

Prepotency (n.) The quality or condition of being prepotent; predominance.

Prepotency (n.) The capacity, on the part of one of the parents, as compared with the other, to transmit more than his or her own share of characteristics to their offspring.

Preprovide (v. t.) To provide beforehand.

Preregnant (n.) One who reigns before another; a sovereign predecessor.

Prerequire (v. t.) To require beforehand.

Preresolve (v. t. & i.) To resolve beforehand; to predetermine.

Presageful (a.) Full of presages; ominous.

Presagious (a.) Foreboding; ominous.

Presbyopia () A defect of vision consequent upon advancing age. It is due to rigidity of the crystal

Presbyopic (a.) Affected by presbyopia; also, remedying presbyopia; farsighted.

Presbytery (n.) A body of elders in the early Christian church.

Presbytery (n.) A judicatory consisting of all the ministers within a certain district, and one layman, who is a ruling elder, from each parish or church, commissioned to represent the church in conjunction with the pastor. This body has a general jurisdiction over the churches under its care, and next below the provincial synod in authority.

Presbytery (n.) The Presbyterian religion of polity.

Presbytery (n.) That part of the church reserved for the officiating priest.

Presbytery (n.) The residence of a priest or clergyman.

Presbytism (n.) Presbyopia.

Prescience (n.) Knowledge of events before they take place; foresight.

Prescribed (imp. & p. p.) of Prescribe

Prescriber (n.) One who prescribes.

Presension (n.) Previous perception.

Presenting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Present

Presential (a.) Implying actual presence; present, immediate.

Presention (n.) See Presension.

Presentive (a.) Bringing a conception or notion directly before the mind; presenting an object to the memory of imagination; -- distinguished from symbolic.

Presentoir (n.) An ornamental tray, dish, or the like, used as a salver.

Preserving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Preserve

Presidence (n.) See Presidency.

Presidency (n.) The function or condition of one who presides; superintendence; control and care.

Presidency (n.) The office of president; as, Washington was elected to the presidency.

Presidency (n.) The term during which a president holds his office; as, during the presidency of Madison.

Presidency (n.) One of the three great divisions of British India, the Bengal, Madras, and Bombay Presidencies, each of which had a council of which its governor was president.

Presidiary (a.) Of or pertaining to a garrison; having a garrison.

Presignify (v. t.) To intimate or signify beforehand; to presage.

Pressitant (a.) Gravitating; heavy.

Pressurage (n.) Pressure.

Pressurage (n.) The juice of the grape extracted by the press; also, a fee paid for the use of a wine press.

Prestation (n.) A payment of money; a toll or duty; also, the rendering of a service.

Presternum (n.) The anterior segment of the sternum; the manubrium.

Prestimony (n.) A fund for the support of a priest, without the title of a benefice. The patron in the collator.

Presumable (a.) Such as may be presumed or supposed to be true; that seems entitled to belief without direct evidence.

Presumably (adv.) In a presumable manner; by, or according to, presumption.

Presumedly (adv.) By presumption.

Presuppose (v. t.) To suppose beforehand; to imply as antecedent; to take for granted; to assume; as, creation presupposes a creator.

Presurmise (n.) A surmise previously formed.

Pretending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pretend

Pretendant (n.) A pretender; a claimant.

Pretension (n.) The act of pretending, or laying claim; the act of asserting right or title.

Pretension (n.) A claim made, whether true or false; a right alleged or assumed; a holding out the appearance of possessing a certain character; as, pretensions to scholarship.

Preterient (a.) Passed through; antecedent; previous; as, preterient states.

Pretexture (n.) A pretext.

Pretorship (n.) The office or dignity of a pretor.

Pretorture (v. t.) To torture beforehand.

Prettiness (n.) The quality or state of being pretty; -- used sometimes in a disparaging sense.

Prevailing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Prevail

Prevailing (a.) Having superior force or influence; efficacious; persuasive.

Prevailing (a.) Predominant; prevalent; most general; as, the prevailing disease of a climate; a prevailing opinion.

Prevalence (n.) The quality or condition of being prevalent; superior strength, force, or influence; general existence, reception, or practice; wide extension; as, the prevalence of virtue, of a fashion, or of a disease; the prevalence of a rumor.

Prevalency (n.) See Prevalence.

Prevenance (n.) A going before; anticipation in sequence or order.

Prevenancy (n.) The act of anticipating another's wishes, desires, etc., in the way of favor or courtesy; hence, civility; obligingness.

Prevenient (a.) Going before; preceding; hence, preventive.

Preventing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Prevent

Prevention (n.) The act of going, or state of being, before.

Prevention (n.) Anticipation; esp., anticipation of needs or wishes; hence, precaution; forethought.

Prevention (n.) The act of preventing or hindering; obstruction of action, access, or approach; thwarting.

Prevention (n.) Prejudice; prepossession.

Preventive (a.) Going before; preceding.

Preventive (a.) Tending to defeat or hinder; obviating; preventing the access of; as, a medicine preventive of disease.

Preventive (n.) That which prevents, hinders, or obstructs; that which intercepts access; in medicine, something to prevent disease; a prophylactic.

Previously (adv.) Beforehand; antecedently; as, a plan previously formed.

Prewarning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Prewarn

Pricklouse (n.) A tailor; -- so called in contempt.

Prickmadam (n.) A name given to several species of stonecrop, used as ingredients of vermifuge medicines. See Stonecrop.

Prickpunch (n.) A pointed steel punch, to prick a mark on metal.

Prickshaft (n.) An arrow.

Priesthood (n.) The office or character of a priest; the priestly function.

Priesthood (n.) Priests, taken collectively; the order of men set apart for sacred offices; the order of priests.

Priestless (a.) Without a priest.

Priestlike (a.) Priestly.

Primatical (a.) Of or pertaining to a primate.

Primevally (adv.) In a primeval manner; in or from the earliest times; originally.

Primipilar (a.) Of or pertaining to the captain of the vanguard of a Roman army.

Primordial (a.) First in order; primary; original; of earliest origin; as, primordial condition.

Primordial (a.) Of or pertaining to the lowest beds of the Silurian age, corresponding to the Acadian and Potsdam periods in American geology. It is called also Cambrian, and by many geologists is separated from the Silurian.

Primordial (a.) Originally or earliest formed in the growth of an individual or organ; as, a primordial leaf; a primordial cell.

Primordial (n.) A first principle or element.

Primordian (n.) A name given to several kinds of plums; as, red primordian, amber primordian, etc.

Princehood (n.) Prince

Princeless (a.) Without a prince.

Princelike (a.) Princely.

Princeling (n.) A petty prince; a young prince.

Princewood (n.) The wood of two small tropical American trees (Hamelia ventricosa, and Cordia gerascanthoides). It is brownish, veined with lighter color.

Princified (a.) Imitative of a prince.

Principate (n.) Principality; supreme rule.

Principial (a.) Elementary.

Principled (imp. & p. p.) of Principle

Printa-ble (a.) Worthy to be published.

Prismoidal (a.) Having the form of a prismoid; as, prismoidal solids.

Prisonment (n.) Imprisonment.

Pristinate (a.) Pristine; primitive.

Privileged (imp. & p. p.) of Privilege

Privileged (a.) Invested with a privilege; enjoying a peculiar right, advantage, or immunity.

Procacious (a.) Pert; petulant; forward; saucy.

Procambium (n.) The young tissue of a fibrovascular bundle before its component cells have begun to be differentiated.

Procedendo (n.) A writ by which a cause which has been removed on insufficient grounds from an inferior to a superior court by certiorari, or otherwise, is sent down again to the same court, to be proceeded in there.

Procedendo (n.) In English practice, a writ issuing out of chancery in cases where the judges of subordinate courts delay giving judgment, commanding them to proceed to judgment.

Procedendo (n.) A writ by which the commission of the justice of the peace is revived, after having been suspended.

Proceeding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Proceed

Proceeding (n.) The act of one who proceeds, or who prosecutes a design or transaction; progress or movement from one thing to another; a measure or step taken in a course of business; a transaction; as, an illegal proceeding; a cautious or a violent proceeding.

Proceeding (n.) The course of procedure in the prosecution of an action at law.

Procellous (a.) Stormy.

Proception (n.) Preoccupation.

Procession (n.) The act of proceeding, moving on, advancing, or issuing; regular, orderly, or ceremonious progress; continuous course.

Procession (n.) That which is moving onward in an orderly, stately, or solemn manner; a train of persons advancing in order; a ceremonious train; a retinue; as, a procession of mourners; the Lord Mayor's procession.

Procession (n.) An orderly and ceremonial progress of persons, either from the sacristy to the choir, or from the choir around the church, within or without.

Procession (n.) An old term for litanies which were said in procession and not kneeling.

Procession (v. t.) To ascertain, mark, and establish the boundary

Procession (v. i.) To march in procession.

Procession (v. i.) To honor with a procession.

Processive (a.) Proceeding; advancing.

Prochordal (a.) Situated in front of the notochord; -- applied especially to parts of the cartilaginous rudiments in the base of the skull.

Procidence (n.) Alt. of Procidentia

Prociduous (a.) Falling from its proper place.

Proclaimed (imp. & p. p.) of Proclaim

Proclaimer (n.) One who proclaims.

Proclivity (n.) Inclination; propensity; proneness; tendency.

Proclivity (n.) Readiness; facility; aptitude.

Proclivous (a.) Inc

Proclivous (a.) Having the incisor teeth directed forward.

Procoeliae (pl. ) of Procoelia

Procoelian (a.) Concave in front; as, procoelian vertebrae, which have the anterior end of the centra concave and the posterior convex.

Procoelian (n.) A reptile having procoelian vertebrae; one of the Procoelia.

Procoelous (a.) Same as Procoelian.

Procreated (imp. & p. p.) of Procreate

Procreator (n.) One who begets; a father or sire; a generator.

Procrustes (n.) A celebrated legendary highwayman of Attica, who tied his victims upon an iron bed, and, as the case required, either stretched or cut of their legs to adapt them to its length; -- whence the metaphorical phrase, the bed of Procrustes.

Proctocele (n.) Inversion and prolapse of the mucous coat of the rectum, from relaxation of the sphincter, with more or less swelling; prolapsus ani.

Proctorage (n.) Management by a proctor, or as by a proctor; hence, control; superintendence; -- in contempt.

Proctorial (a.) Of or pertaining to a proctor, esp. an academic proctor; magisterial.

Proctotomy (n.) An incision into the rectum, as for the division of a stricture.

Procumbent (a.) Lying down, or on the face; prone.

Procumbent (a.) Lying on the ground, but without putting forth roots; trailing; prostrate; as, a procumbent stem.

Procurable (a.) Capable of being procured; obtainable.

Procurator (n.) One who manages another's affairs, either generally or in a special matter; an agent; a proctor.

Procurator (n.) A governor of a province under the emperors; also, one who had charge of the imperial revenues in a province; as, the procurator of Judea.

Prodigally (adv.) In a prodigal manner; with profusion of expense; extravagantly; wasteful; profusely; lavishly; as, an estate prodigally dissipated.

Prodigence (n.) Waste; profusion; prodigality.

Prodigious (a.) Of the nature of a prodigy; marvelous; wonderful; portentous.

Prodigious (a.) Extraordinary in bulk, extent, quantity, or degree; very great; vast; huge; immense; as, a prodigious mountain; a prodigious creature; a prodigious blunder.

Prodromous (a.) Precursory.

Producible (a.) Capable of being produced, brought forward, brought forth, generated, made, or extended.

Productile (a.) Capable of being extended or prolonged; extensible; ductile.

Production (n.) The act or process or producing, bringing forth, or exhibiting to view; as, the production of commodities, of a witness.

Production (n.) That which is produced, yielded, or made, whether naturally, or by the application of intelligence and labor; as, the productions of the earth; the productions of handicraft; the productions of intellect or genius.

Production (n.) The act of lengthening out or prolonging.

Productive (a.) Having the quality or power of producing; yielding or furnishing results; as, productive soil; productive enterprises; productive labor, that which increases the number or amount of products.

Productive (a.) Bringing into being; causing to exist; producing; originative; as, an age productive of great men; a spirit productive of heroic achievements.

Productive (a.) Producing, or able to produce, in large measure; fertile; profitable.

Profection (n.) A setting out; a going forward; advance; progression.

Professing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Profess

Profession (v.) The act of professing or claiming; open declaration; public avowal or acknowledgment; as, professions of friendship; a profession of faith.

Profession (v.) That which one professed; a declaration; an avowal; a claim; as, his professions are insincere.

Profession (v.) That of which one professed knowledge; the occupation, if not mechanical, agricultural, or the like, to which one devotes one's self; the business which one professes to understand, and to follow for subsistence; calling; vocation; employment; as, the profession of arms; the profession of a clergyman, lawyer, or physician; the profession of lecturer on chemistry.

Profession (v.) The collective body of persons engaged in a calling; as, the profession distrust him.

Profession (v.) The act of entering, or becoming a member of, a religious order.

Professory (a.) Of or pertaining to a professor; professorial.

Proffering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Proffer

Proficient (n.) One who has made considerable advances in any business, art, science, or branch of learning; an expert; an adept; as, proficient in a trade; a proficient in mathematics, music, etc.

Proficient (a.) Well advanced in any branch of knowledge or skill; possessed of considerable acquirements; well-skilled; versed; adept,

Proficuous (a.) Profitable; advantageous; useful.

Profitable (a.) Yielding or bringing profit or gain; gainful; lucrative; useful; helpful; advantageous; beneficial; as, a profitable trade; profitable business; a profitable study or profession.

Profitless (a.) Without profit; unprofitable.

Profligacy (a.) The quality of state of being profligate; a profligate or very vicious course of life; a state of being abandoned in moral principle and in vice; dissoluteness.

Profligate (a.) Overthrown; beaten; conquered.

Profligate (a.) Broken down in respect of rectitude, principle, virtue, or decency; openly and shamelessly immoral or vicious; dissolute; as, profligate man or wretch.

Profligate (n.) An abandoned person; one openly and shamelessly vicious; a dissolute person.

Profligate (v. t.) To drive away; to overcome.

Profluence (n.) Quality of being profluent; course.

Profoundly (adv.) In a profound manner.

Profulgent (a.) Shining forth; brilliant; effulgent.

Profundity (n.) The quality or state of being profound; depth of place, knowledge, feeling, etc.

Progenitor (n.) An ancestor in the direct

Proglottid (n.) Proglottis.

Proglottis (n.) One of the free, or nearly free, segments of a tapeworm. It contains both male and female reproductive organs, and is capable of a brief independent existence.

Prognathic (a.) Prognathous.

Prognostic (a.) Indicating something future by signs or symptoms; foreshowing; aiding in prognosis; as, the prognostic symptoms of a disease; prognostic signs.

Prognostic (a.) That which prognosticates; a sign by which a future event may be known or foretold; an indication; a sign or omen; hence, a foretelling; a prediction.

Prognostic (a.) A sign or symptom indicating the course and termination of a disease.

Prognostic (v. t.) To prognosticate.

Progressed (imp. & p. p.) of Progress

Prohibited (imp. & p. p.) of Prohibit

Prohibiter (n.) One who prohibits or forbids; a forbidder; an interdicter.

Projecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Project

Projectile (a.) Projecting or impelling forward; as, a projectile force.

Projectile (a.) Caused or imparted by impulse or projection; impelled forward; as, projectile motion.

Projectile (n.) A body projected, or impelled forward, by force; especially, a missile adapted to be shot from a firearm.

Projectile (n.) A part of mechanics which treats of the motion, range, time of flight, etc., of bodies thrown or driven through the air by an impelling force.

Projection (n.) The act of throwing or shooting forward.

Projection (n.) A jutting out; also, a part jutting out, as of a building; an extension beyond something else.

Projection (n.) The act of scheming or planning; also, that which is planned; contrivance; design; plan.

Projection (n.) The representation of something; de

Projection (n.) Any method of representing the surface of the earth upon a plane.

Projecture (n.) A jutting out beyond a surface.

Prolapsion (n.) Prolapse.

Proleptics (n.) The art and science of predicting in medicine.

Proletaire (n.) One of the common people; a low person; also, the common people as a class or estate in a country.

Prolifical (a.) Producing young or fruit abundantly; fruitful; prolific.

Prolixious (a.) Dilatory; tedious; superfluous.

Prolixness (n.) Prolixity.

Prolocutor (n.) One who speaks for another.

Prolocutor (n.) The presiding officer of a convocation.

Prologizer (n.) One who prologizes.

Prologuing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Prologue

Prolonging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Prolong

Prolongate (v. t.) To prolong; to extend in space or in time.

Promenaded (imp. & p. p.) of Promenade

Promenader (n.) One who promenades.

Promethean (a.) Of or pertaining to Prometheus. See Prometheus.

Promethean (a.) Having a life-giving quality; inspiring.

Promethean (n.) An apparatus for automatic ignition.

Promethean (n.) A kind of lucifer match.

Prometheus (n.) The son of Iapetus (one of the Titans) and Clymene, fabled by the poets to have surpassed all mankind in knowledge, and to have formed men of clay to whom he gave life by means of fire stolen from heaven. Jupiter, being angry at this, sent Mercury to bind Prometheus to Mount Caucasus, where a vulture preyed upon his liver.

Prominence (n.) Alt. of Prominency

Prominency (n.) The quality or state of being prominent; a standing out from something; conspicuousness.

Prominency (n.) That which is prominent; a protuberance.

Promissive (a.) Making a promise; implying a promise; promising.

Promissory (a.) Containing a promise or binding declaration of something to be done or forborne.

Promontory (n.) A high point of land or rock projecting into the sea beyond the

Promontory (n.) A projecting part. Especially: (a) The projecting angle of the ventral side of the sacrum where it joins the last lumbar vertebra. (b) A prominence on the inner wall of the tympanum of the ear.

Promottion (n.) The act of promoting, advancing, or encouraging; the act of exalting in rank or honor; also, the condition of being advanced, encouraged, or exalted in honor; preferment.

Promptness (n.) Promptitude; readiness; quickness of decision or action.

Promptness (n.) Cheerful willingness; alacrity.

Promptuary (a.) Of or pertaining to preparation.

Promptuary (a.) That from which supplies are drawn; a storehouse; a magazine; a repository.

Promulgate (v. t.) To make known by open declaration, as laws, decrees, or tidings; to publish; as, to promulgate the secrets of a council.

Promulging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Promulge

Pronephric (a.) Of or pertaining to the pronephros.

Pronephros (n.) Alt. of Pronephron

Pronephron (n.) The head kidney. See under Head.

Pronominal (a.) Belonging to, or partaking of the nature of, a pronoun.

Pronounced (imp. & p. p.) of Pronounce

Pronounced (a.) Strongly marked; unequivocal; decided. [A Gallicism]

Pronouncer (n.) One who pronounces, utters, or declares; also, a pronouncing book.

Pronucleus (n.) One of the two bodies or nuclei (called male and female pronuclei) which unite to form the first segmentation nucleus of an impregnated ovum.

Pronuncial (a.) Of or pertaining to pronunciation; pronunciative.

Proostraca (pl. ) of Proostracum

Propagable (a.) Capable of being propagated, or of being continued or multiplied by natural generation or production.

Propagable (a.) Capable of being spread or extended by any means; -- said of tenets, doctrines, or principles.

Propaganda (n.) A congregation of cardinals, established in 1622, charged with the management of missions.

Propaganda (n.) The college of the Propaganda, instituted by Urban VIII. (1623-1644) to educate priests for missions in all parts of the world.

Propaganda (n.) Hence, any organization or plan for spreading a particular doctrine or a system of principles.

Propagated (imp. & p. p.) of Propagate

Propagator (n.) One who propagates; one who continues or multiplies.

Propagulum (n.) A runner terminated by a germinating bud.

Propelling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Propel

Propendent (a.) Inclining forward or toward.

Propension (n.) The quality or state of being propense; propensity.

Propensity (n.) The quality or state of being propense; natural inclination; disposition to do good or evil; bias; bent; tendency.

Propeptone (n.) A product of gastric digestion intermediate between albumin and peptone, identical with hemialbumose.

Properness (n.) The quality of being proper.

Properness (n.) Tallness; come

Propertied (a.) Possessing property; holding real estate, or other investments of money.

Properties (pl. ) of Property

Prophecies (pl. ) of Prophecy

Prophesier (n.) A prophet.

Prophesied (imp. & p. p.) of Prophesy

Prophetess (n.) A female prophet.

Prophetize (v. i.) To give predictions; to foreshow events; to prophesy.

Prophragma (n.) An internal dorsal chitinous process between the first two divisions of the thorax of insects.

Propiolate (n.) A salt of propiolic acid.

Propionate (n.) A salt of propionic acid.

Propitiate (v. t.) To appease to render favorable; to make propitious; to conciliate.

Propitiate (v. i.) To make propitiation; to atone.

Propitious (a.) Convenient; auspicious; favorable; kind; as, a propitious season; a propitious breeze.

Propitious (a.) Hence, kind; gracious; merciful; helpful; -- said of a person or a divinity.

Proplastic (a.) Forming a mold.

Propodiale (n.) The bone of either the upper arm or the thing, the propodialia being the humerus and femur.

Proportion (n.) The relation or adaptation of one portion to another, or to the whole, as respect magnitude, quantity, or degree; comparative relation; ratio; as, the proportion of the parts of a building, or of the body.

Proportion (n.) Harmonic relation between parts, or between different things of the same kind; symmetrical arrangement or adjustment; symmetry; as, to be out of proportion.

Proportion (n.) The portion one receives when a whole is distributed by a rule or principle; equal or proper share; lot.

Proportion (n.) A part considered comparatively; a share.

Proportion (n.) The equality or similarity of ratios, especially of geometrical ratios; or a relation among quantities such that the quotient of the first divided by the second is equal to that of the third divided by the fourth; -- called also geometrical proportion, in distinction from arithmetical proportion, or that in which the difference of the first and second is equal to the difference of the third and fourth.

Proportion (n.) The rule of three, in arithmetic, in which the three given terms, together with the one sought, are proportional.

Proportion (v.) To adjust in a suitable proportion, as one thing or one part to another; as, to proportion the size of a building to its height; to proportion our expenditures to our income.

Proportion (v.) To form with symmetry or suitableness, as the parts of the body.

Proportion (v.) To divide into equal or just shares; to apportion.

Propounded (imp. & p. p.) of Propound

Propounder (n.) One who propounds, proposes, or offers for consideration.

Proprietor (n.) One who has the legal right or exclusive title to anything, whether in possession or not; an owner; as, the proprietor of farm or of a mill.

Proproctor (n.) A assistant proctor.

Propulsion (n.) The act driving forward or away; the act or process of propelling; as, steam propulsion.

Propulsion (n.) An impelling act or movement.

Propulsive (a.) Tending, or having power, to propel; driving on; urging.

Propulsory (a.) Propulsive.

Propylaeum (n.) Any court or vestibule before a building or leading into any inclosure.

Proratable (a.) Capable of being prorated, or divided proportionately.

Proreption (n.) A creeping on.

Proroguing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Prorogue

Proruption (n.) The act or state of bursting forth; a bursting out.

Prosaicism (n.) The quality or state of being prosaic; a prosaic manner or style.

Proscenium (n.) The part where the actors performed; the stage.

Proscenium (n.) The part of the stage in front of the curtain; sometimes, the curtain and its framework.

Proscribed (imp. & p. p.) of Proscribe

Proscriber (n.) One who, or that which, proscribes, denounces, or prohibits.

Prosecuted (imp. & p. p.) of Prosecute

Prosecutor (n.) One who prosecutes or carries on any purpose, plan, or business.

Prosecutor (n.) The person who institutes and carries on a criminal suit against another in the name of the government.

Proselyted (imp. & p. p.) of Proselyte

Proslavery (a.) Favoring slavery.

Proslavery (n.) Advocacy of slavery.

Prosocoele (n.) The entire cavity of the prosencephalon.

Prosodical (a.) Of or pertaining to prosody; according to the rules of prosody.

Prospected (imp. & p. p.) of Prospect

Prospector (n.) One who prospects; especially, one who explores a region for minerals and precious metals.

Prospectus (n.) A summary, plan, or scheme of something proposed, affording a prospect of its nature; especially, an exposition of the scheme of an unpublished literary work.

Prospering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Prosper

Prosperity (n.) The state of being prosperous; advance or gain in anything good or desirable; successful progress in any business or enterprise; attainment of the object desired; good fortune; success; as, commercial prosperity; national prosperity.

Prosperous (a.) Tending to prosperity; favoring; favorable; helpful.

Prosperous (a.) Being prospered; advancing in the pursuit of anything desirable; making gain, or increase; thriving; successful; as, a prosperous voyage; a prosperous undertaking; a prosperous man or nation.

Prosphysis (n.) A growing together of parts; specifically, a morbid adhesion of the eyelids to each other or to the eyeball.

Prosternum (n.) The ventral plate of the prothorax of an insect.

Prosthesis (n.) The addition to the human body of some artificial part, to replace one that is wanting, as a log or an eye; -- called also prothesis.

Prosthesis (n.) The prefixing of one or more letters to the beginning of a word, as in beloved.

Prosthetic (a.) Of or pertaining to prosthesis; prefixed, as a letter or letters to a word.

Prostitute (v. t.) To offer, as a woman, to a lewd use; to give up to lewdness for hire.

Prostitute (v. t.) To devote to base or unworthy purposes; to give up to low or indiscriminate use; as, to prostitute talents; to prostitute official powers.

Prostitute (a.) Openly given up to lewdness; devoted to base or infamous purposes.

Prostitute (n.) A woman giver to indiscriminate lewdness; a strumpet; a harlot.

Prostitute (n.) A base hireling; a mercenary; one who offers himself to infamous employments for hire.

Prostomium (n.) That portion of the head of an annelid situated in front of the mouth.

Prostrated (imp. & p. p.) of Prostrate

Protandric (a.) Having male sexual organs while young, and female organs later in life.

Protecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Protect

Protection (n.) The act of protecting, or the state of being protected; preservation from loss, injury, or annoyance; defense; shelter; as, the weak need protection.

Protection (n.) That which protects or preserves from injury; a defense; a shield; a refuge.

Protection (n.) A writing that protects or secures from molestation or arrest; a pass; a safe-conduct; a passport.

Protection (n.) A theory, or a policy, of protecting the producers in a country from foreign competition in the home market by the imposition of such discriminating duties on goods of foreign production as will restrict or prevent their importation; -- opposed to free trade.

Protective (a.) Affording protection; sheltering; defensive.

Protectrix (n.) A woman who protects.

Proteiform (a.) Changeable in form; resembling a Proteus, or an amoeba.

Proteinous (a.) Proteinaceuos.

Protending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Protend

Protension (n.) A drawing out; extension.

Protensive (a.) Drawn out; extended.

Protervity (n.) Peevishness; petulance.

Protesting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Protest

Protestant (v.) One who protests; -- originally applied to those who adhered to Luther, and protested against, or made a solemn declaration of dissent from, a decree of the Emperor Charles V. and the Diet of Spires, in 1529, against the Reformers, and appealed to a general council; -- now used in a popular sense to designate any Christian who does not belong to the Roman Catholic or the Greek Church.

Protestant (a.) Making a protest; protesting.

Protestant (a.) Of or pertaining to the faith and practice of those Christians who reject the authority of the Roman Catholic Church; as, Protestant writers.

Prothallia (pl. ) of Prothallium

Prothallus (n.) The minute primary growth from the spore of ferns and other Pteridophyta, which bears the true sexual organs; the oophoric generation of ferns, etc.

Protoconch (n.) The embryonic shell, or first chamber, of ammonites and other cephalopods.

Protopapas (n.) A protopope.

Protophyte (n.) Any unicellular plant, or plant forming only a plasmodium, having reproduction only by fission, gemmation, or cell division.

Protoplasm (n.) The viscid and more or less granular material of vegetable and animal cells, possessed of vital properties by which the processes of nutrition, secretion, and growth go forward; the so-called " physical basis of life;" the original cell substance, cytoplasm, cytoblastema, bioplasm sarcode, etc.

Protoplast (n.) The thing first formed; that of which there are subsequent copies or reproductions; the original.

Protoplast (n.) A first-formed organized body; the first individual, or pair of individuals, of a species.

Protracted (imp. & p. p.) of Protract

Protracted (a.) Prolonged; continued.

Protracter (n.) A protractor.

Protractor (n.) One who, or that which, protracts, or causes protraction.

Protractor (n.) A mathematical instrument for laying down and measuring angles on paper, used in drawing or in plotting. It is of various forms, semicircular, rectangular, or circular.

Protractor (n.) An instrument formerly used in extracting foreign or offensive matter from a wound.

Protractor (n.) A muscle which extends an organ or part; -- opposed to retractor.

Protractor (n.) An adjustable pattern used by tailors.

Protruding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Protrude

Protrusile (a.) Capable of being protruded or thrust out; protractile; protrusive.

Protrusion (n.) The act of protruding or thrusting forward, or beyond the usual limit.

Protrusion (n.) The state of being protruded, or thrust forward.

Protrusive (a.) Thrusting or impelling forward; as, protrusive motion.

Protrusive (a.) Capable of being protruded; protrusile.

Protureter (n.) The duct of a pronephros.

Provection (n.) A carrying forward, as of a final letter, to a following word; as, for example, a nickname for an ekename.

Proveditor (n.) One employed to procure supplies, as for an army, a steamer, etc.; a purveyor; one who provides for another.

Provencial (a.) Of or pertaining to Provence in France.

Proverbial (a.) Mentioned or comprised in a proverb; used as a proverb; hence, commonly known; as, a proverbial expression; his meanness was proverbial.

Proverbial (a.) Of or pertaining to proverbs; resembling a proverb.

Providence (n.) The act of providing or preparing for future use or application; a making ready; preparation.

Providence (n.) Foresight; care; especially, the foresight and care which God manifests for his creatures; hence, God himself, regarded as exercising a constant wise prescience.

Providence (n.) A manifestation of the care and superintendence which God exercises over his creatures; an event ordained by divine direction.

Providence (n.) Prudence in the management of one's concerns; economy; frugality.

Provincial (a.) Of or pertaining to province; constituting a province; as, a provincial government; a provincial dialect.

Provincial (a.) Exhibiting the ways or manners of a province; characteristic of the inhabitants of a province; not cosmopolitan; countrified; not polished; rude; hence, narrow; illiberal.

Provincial (a.) Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical province, or to the jurisdiction of an archbishop; not ecumenical; as, a provincial synod.

Provincial (a.) Of or pertaining to Provence; Provencal.

Provincial (n.) A person belonging to a province; one who is provincial.

Provincial (n.) A monastic superior, who, under the general of his order, has the direction of all the religious houses of the same fraternity in a given district, called a province of the order.

Provokable (a.) That may be provoked.

Proximally (adv.) On or toward a proximal part; proximad.

Proximious (a.) Proximate.

Prudential (a.) Proceeding from, or dictated or characterized by, prudence; prudent; discreet; sometimes, selfish or pecuniary as distinguished from higher motives or influences; as, prudential motives.

Prudential (a.) Exercising prudence; discretionary; advisory; superintending or executive; as, a prudential committee.

Prudential (n.) That which relates to or demands the exercise of, discretion or prudence; -- usually in the pl.

Trabeation (n.) Same as Entablature.

Trabeculae (pl. ) of Trabecula

Trabecular (a.) Of or pertaining to a trabecula or trabeculae; composed of trabeculae.

Trachearia (n.pl.) A division of Arachnida including those that breathe only by means of tracheae. It includes the mites, ticks, false scorpions, and harvestmen.

Tracheitis (n.) Inflammation of the trachea, or windpipe.

Trachinoid (a.) Of, pertaining to, or like, Trachinus, a genus of fishes which includes the weevers. See Weever.

Trachytoid (a.) Resembling trachyte; -- used to define the structure of certain rocks.

Track-road (n.) A towing path.

Trackscout (n.) See Trackschuyt.

Tractarian (n.) One of the writers of the Oxford tracts, called "Tracts for the Times," issued during the period 1833-1841, in which series of papers the sacramental system and authority of the Church, and the value of tradition, were brought into prominence. Also, a member of the High Church party, holding generally the principles of the Tractarian writers; a Puseyite.

Tractarian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Tractarians, or their principles.

Tractation (n.) Treatment or handling of a subject; discussion.

Tractility (n.) The quality of being tractile; ductility.

Trade-mark (n.) A peculiar distinguishing mark or device affixed by a manufacturer or a merchant to his goods, the exclusive right of using which is recognized by law.

Tradesfolk (n.) People employed in trade; tradesmen.

Traducible (a.) Capable of being derived or propagated.

Traducible (a.) Capable of being traduced or calumniated.

Traduction (n.) Transmission from one to another.

Traduction (n.) Translation from one language to another.

Traduction (n.) Derivation by descent; propagation.

Traduction (n.) The act of transferring; conveyance; transportation.

Traduction (n.) Transition.

Traduction (n.) A process of reasoning in which each conclusion applies to just such an object as each of the premises applies to.

Traductive (a.) Capable of being deduced; derivable.

Trafficked (imp. & p. p.) of Traffic

Trafficker (n.) One who traffics, or carries on commerce; a trader; a merchant.

Tragacanth (n.) A kind of gum procured from a spiny leguminous shrub (Astragalus gummifer) of Western Asia, and other species of Astragalus. It comes in hard whitish or yellowish flakes or filaments, and is nearly insoluble in water, but slowly swells into a mucilaginous mass, which is used as a substitute for gum arabic in medicine and the arts. Called also gum tragacanth.

Tragedious (a.) Like tragedy; tragical.

Trainbands (pl. ) of Trainband

Traitoress (n.) A traitress.

Traitorous (a.) Guilty of treason; treacherous; perfidious; faithless; as, a traitorous officer or subject.

Traitorous (a.) Consisting in treason; partaking of treason; implying breach of allegiance; as, a traitorous scheme.

Trajecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Traject

Trajection (n.) The act of trajecting; a throwing or casting through or across; also, emission.

Trajection (n.) Transposition.

Trajectory (n.) The curve which a body describes in space, as a planet or comet in its orbit, or stone thrown upward obliquely in the air.


Tralucency (n.) Translucency; as, the tralucency of a gem.

Trammelled () of Trammel

Trammeling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Trammel

Tramontane (a.) Lying or being beyond the mountains; coming from the other side of the mountains; hence, foreign; barbarous.

Tramontane (n.) One living beyond the mountains; hence, a foreigner; a stranger.

Tranquilly (adv.) In a tranquil manner; calmly.

Transacted (imp. & p. p.) of Transact

Transactor (n.) One who transacts, performs, or conducts any business.

Transcribe (v. t.) To write over again, or in the same words; to copy; as, to transcribe Livy or Tacitus; to transcribe a letter.

Transcript (n.) That which has been transcribed; a writing or composition consisting of the same words as the original; a written copy.

Transcript (n.) A copy of any kind; an imitation.

Transcript (n.) A written version of what was said orally; as, a transcript of a trial.

Transexion (n.) Change of sex.

Transferee (n.) The person to whom a transfer in made.

Transfixed (imp. & p. p.) of Transfix

Transfrete (v. i.) To pass over a strait or narrow sea.

Transfused (imp. & p. p.) of Transfuse

Transgress (v. t.) To pass over or beyond; to surpass.

Transgress (v. t.) Hence, to overpass, as any prescribed as the /imit of duty; to break or violate, as a law, civil or moral.

Transgress (v. t.) To offend against; to vex.

Transgress (v. i.) To offend against the law; to sin.

Transhuman (a.) More than human; superhuman.

Transience (n.) Alt. of Transiency

Transiency (n.) The quality of being transient; transientness.

Transition (n.) Passage from one place or state to another; charge; as, the transition of the weather from hot to cold.

Transition (n.) A direct or indirect passing from one key to another; a modulation.

Transition (n.) A passing from one subject to another.

Transition (n.) Change from one form to another.

Transitive (a.) Having the power of making a transit, or passage.

Transitive (a.) Effected by transference of signification.

Transitive (a.) Passing over to an object; expressing an action which is not limited to the agent or subject, but which requires an object to complete the sense; as, a transitive verb, for example, he holds the book.

Transitory (a.) Continuing only for a short time; not enduring; fleeting; evanescent.

Translated (imp. & p. p.) of Translate

Translator (n.) One who translates; esp., one who renders into another language; one who expresses the sense of words in one language by equivalent words in another.

Translator (n.) A repeating instrument.

Translucid (a.) Translucent.

Transmeate (v. t.) To pass over or beyond.

Transmuted (imp. & p. p.) of Transmute

Transmuter (n.) One who transmutes.

Transpired (imp. & p. p.) of Transpire

Transplace (v. t.) To remove across some space; to put in an opposite or another place.

Transplant (v. t.) To remove, and plant in another place; as, to transplant trees.

Transplant (v. t.) To remove, and settle or establish for residence in another place; as, to transplant inhabitants.

Transposal (n.) The act of transposing, or the state of being transposed; transposition.

Transposed (imp. & p. p.) of Transpose

Transposer (n.) One who transposes.

Transprint (v. t.) To transfer to the wrong place in printing; to print out of place.

Transprose (v. t.) To change from prose into verse; to versify; also, to change from verse into prose.

Transshape (v. t.) To change into another shape or form; to transform.

Transuding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Transude

Transverse (a.) Lying or being across, or in a crosswise direction; athwart; -- often opposed to longitudinal.

Transverse (n.) Anything that is transverse or athwart.

Transverse (n.) The longer, or transverse, axis of an ellipse.

Transverse (v. t.) To overturn; to change.

Transverse (v. t.) To change from prose into verse, or from verse into prose.

Trapanning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Trapan

Trapeziums (pl. ) of Trapezium

Trashiness (n.) The quality or state of being trashy.

Traumatism (n.) A wound or injury directly produced by causes external to the body; also, violence producing a wound or injury; as, rupture of the stomach caused by traumatism.

Travailing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Travail

Travailous (a.) Causing travail; laborious.

Travelling () of Travel

Traversing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Traverse

Traversing (a.) Adjustable laterally; having a lateral motion, or a swinging motion; adapted for giving lateral motion.

Travertine (n.) A white concretionary form of calcium carbonate, usually hard and semicrystal

Travesties (pl. ) of Travesty

Travestied (imp. & p. p.) of Travesty

Travesting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Travesty

Trawlermen (pl. ) of Trawlerman

Trawlerman (n.) A fisherman who used unlawful arts and engines to catch fish.

Treadboard (n.) See Tread, n., 5.

Treadwheel (n.) A wheel turned by persons or animals, by treading, climbing, or pushing with the feet, upon its periphery or face. See Treadmill.

Treasonous (a.) Treasonable.

Treasuring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Treasure

Treasuress (n.) A woman who is a treasurer.

Treasuries (pl. ) of Treasury

Trebleness (n.) The quality or state of being treble; as, the trebleness of tones.

Trematodea (n. pl.) An extensive order of parasitic worms. They are found in the internal cavities of animals belonging to all classes. Many species are found, also, on the gills and skin of fishes. A few species are parasitic on man, and some, of which the fluke is the most important, are injurious parasites of domestic animals. The trematodes usually have a flattened body covered with a chitinous skin, and are furnished with two or more suckers for adhesion. Most of the species are hermaphro

Tremendous (a.) Fitted to excite fear or terror; such as may astonish or terrify by its magnitude, force, or violence; terrible; dreadful; as, a tremendous wind; a tremendous shower; a tremendous shock or fall.

Tremolando (a.) Same as Tremando.

Trenchmore (n.) A kind of lively dance of a rude, boisterous character. Also, music in triple time appropriate to the dance.

Trenchmore (v. i.) To dance the trenchmore.

Trepanning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Trepan

Trephining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Trephine

Trespassed (imp. & p. p.) of Trespass

Trespasser (n.) One who commits a trespass

Trespasser (n.) One who enters upon another's land, or violates his rights.

Trespasser (n.) A transgressor of the moral law; an offender; a sinner.

Triaconter (n.) A vessel with thirty banks of oars, or, as some say, thirty ranks of rowers.

Triandrian (a.) Alt. of Triandrous

Triandrous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Triandria; having three distinct and equal stamens in the same flower.

Triangular (a.) Having three angles; having the form of a triangle.

Triangular (a.) Oblong or elongated, and having three lateral angles; as, a triangular seed, leaf, or stem.

Triarchies (pl. ) of Triarchy

Tribometer (n.) An instrument to ascertain the degree of friction in rubbing surfaces.

Tricennial (a.) Of or pertaining to thirty years; consisting of thirty years; occurring once in every thirty years.

Trichiasis (n.) A disease of the eye, in which the eyelashes, being turned in upon the eyeball, produce constant irritation by the motion of the lids.

Trichinize (v. t.) To render trichinous; to affect with trichinae; -- chiefly used in the past participle; as, trichinized pork.

Trichinous (a.) Of or pertaining to trichinae or trichinosis; affected with, or containing, trichinae; as, trichinous meat.

Trichiurus (n.) A genus of fishes comprising the hairtails. See Hairtail.

Trichocyst (n.) A lasso cell.

Trichogyne (n.) The slender, hairlike cell which receives the fertilizing particles, or antherozoids, in red seaweeds.

Trichopter (n.) One of the Trichoptera.

Trichotomy (n.) Division into three parts.

Trichroism (n.) The quality possessed by some crystals of presenting different colors in three different directions.

Trichromic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or consisting of, three colors or color sensations.

Trichromic (a.) Containing three atoms of chromium.

Tricipital (a.) Having three heads, or three origins; as, a tricipital muscle.

Trickiness (n.) The quality of being tricky.

Tricktrack (n.) An old game resembling backgammon.

Triclinate (a.) Triclinic.

Triclinium (n.) A couch for reclining at meals, extending round three sides of a table, and usually in three parts.

Triclinium (n.) A dining room furnished with such a triple couch.

Tricoccous (a.) Having three cocci, or roundish carpels.

Tricolored (a.) Having three colors.

Tricostate (a.) Three-ribbed; having three ribs from the base.

Tricrotism (n.) That condition of the arterial pulse in which there is a triple beat. The pulse curve obtained in the sphygmographic tracing characteristic of tricrotism shows two secondary crests in addition to the primary.

Tricrotous (a.) Tricrotic.

Tricurvate (a.) Curved in three directions; as, a tricurvate spicule (see Illust. of Spicule).

Tridactyle (a.) Having three fingers or toes, or composed of three movable parts attached to a common base.

Tridentate (a.) Alt. of Tridentated

Tridentine (a.) Of or pertaining to Trent, or the general church council held in that city.

Trierarchy (n.) The office duty of a trierarch.

Trieterics (n. pl.) Festival games celebrated once in three years.

Trifarious (a.) Facing three ways; arranged in three vertical ranks, as the leaves of veratrum.

Triflorous (a.) Three-flowered; having or bearing three flowers; as, a triflorous peduncle.

Trifoliate (a.) Alt. of Trifoliated

Triformity (n.) The state of being triform, or of having a threefold shape.

Trifurcate (a.) Alt. of Trifurcated

Trigastric (a.) Having three bellies; -- said of a muscle.

Trigeminal (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, the fifth pair of cranial nerves, which divide on each side of the head into three main branches distributed to the orbits, jaws, and parts of the mouth; trifacial.

Triglyphic (a.) Alt. of Triglyphical

Trigrammic (a.) Same as Trigrammatic.

Trilateral (a.) Having three sides; being three-sided; as, a trilateral triangle.

Trilingual (a.) Containing, or consisting of, three languages; expressed in three languages.

Trilinguar (a.) See Trilingual.

Triliteral (a.) Consisting of three letters; trigrammic; as, a triliteral root or word.

Triliteral (n.) A triliteral word.

Trilithons (pl. ) of Trilithon

Trillachan (n.) The oyster catcher.

Trilobitic (a.) Of, pertaining to or containing, trilobites; as, trilobitic rocks.

Trilocular (a.) Having three cells or cavities; as, a trilocular capsule; a trilocular heart.

Triluminar (a.) Alt. of Triluminous

Trimembral (a.) Having, or consisting of, three members.

Trimesitic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a tribasic acid, C6H3.(CO2)3, of the aromatic series, obtained, by the oxidation of mesitylene, as a white crystal

Trimestral (a.) Trimestrial.

Trimmingly (adv.) In a trimming manner.

Trimorphic (a.) Alt. of Trimorphous

Trimyarian (n.) A lamellibranch which has three muscular scars on each valve.

Trinervate (a.) Having three ribs or nerves extending unbranched from the base to the apex; -- said of a leaf.

Triniunity (n.) Triunity; trinity.

Trinoctial (a.) Lasting during three nights; comprising three nights.

Trinominal (n. & a.) Trinomial.

Trinucleus (n.) A genus of Lower Silurian trilobites in which the glabella and cheeks form three rounded elevations on the head.

Triobolary (a.) Of the value of three oboli; hence, mean; worthless.

Tripartite (v. i.) Divided into three parts; triparted; as, a tripartite leaf.

Tripartite (v. i.) Having three corresponding parts or copies; as, to make indentures tripartite.

Tripartite (v. i.) Made between three parties; as, a tripartite treaty.

Tripaschal (a.) Including three passovers.

Tripennate (a.) Same as Tripinnate.

Tripestone (n.) A variety of anhydrite composed of contorted plates fancied to resemble pieces of tripe.

Triphthong (n.) A combination of three vowel sounds in a single syllable, forming a simple or compound sound; also, a union of three vowel characters, representing together a single sound; a trigraph; as, eye, -ieu in adieu, -eau in beau, are examples of triphthongs.


Triphylite (n.) A mineral of a grayish-green or bluish color, consisting of the phosphates of iron, manganese, and lithia.

Tripinnate (a.) Having bipinnate leaflets arranged on each side of a rhachis.

Triplasian (a.) Three-fold; triple; treble.

Triplicate (v. t.) Made thrice as much; threefold; tripled.

Triplicate (n.) A third thing corresponding to two others of the same kind.

Triplicity (a.) The quality or state of being triple, or threefold; trebleness.

Tripolitan (a.) Of or pertaining to Tripoli or its inhabitants; Tripo

Tripolitan (n.) A native or inhabitant of Tripoli.

Trippingly (adv.) In a tripping manner; with a light, nimble, quick step; with agility; nimbly.

Tripudiary (a.) Of or pertaining to dancing; performed by dancing.

Tripudiate (v. i.) To dance.

Triquetral (a.) Triquetrous.

Triquetrum (n.) One of the bones of the carpus; the cuneiform. See Cuneiform (b).

Triradiate (a.) Alt. of Triradiated

Trisecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Trisect

Trisection (n.) The division of a thing into three parts, Specifically: (Geom.) the division of an angle into three equal parts.

Triseriate (a.) Arranged in three vertical or spiral rows.

Trispaston (n.) A machine with three pulleys which act together for raising great weights.

Tristearin (n.) See Stearin.

Tristfully (adv.) In a tristful manner; sadly.

Trisulcate (a.) Having three furrows, forks, or prongs; having three grooves or sulci; three-grooved.

Triternate (a.) Three times ternate; -- applied to a leaf whose petiole separates into three branches, each of which divides into three parts which each bear three leafiets.

Trithionic (a.) Of or pertaining to, or designating, a certain thionic acid, H2S3O6 which is obtained as a colorless, odorless liquid.

Tritozooid (n.) A zooid of the third generation in asexual reproduction.

Triturable (a.) Capable of being triturated.

Triturated (imp. & p. p.) of Triturate

Triumphing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Triumph

Triumplant (v. i.) Rejoicing for victory; triumphing; exultant.

Triumplant (v. i.) Celebrating victory; expressive of joy for success; as, a triumphant song or ode.

Triumplant (v. i.) Graced with conquest; victorious.

Triumplant (v. i.) Of or pertaining to triumph; triumphal.

Triumphing (a.) Having or celebrating a triumph; victorious; triumphant.

Triungulus (n.) The active young larva of any oil beetle. It has feet armed with three claws, and is parasitic on bees. See Illust. of Oil beetle, under Oil.

Trivalence (n.) The quality or state of being trivalent.

Triverbial (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, certain days allowed to the pretor for hearing causes, when be might speak the three characteristic words of his office, do, dico, addico. They were called dies fasti.

Trivialism (n.) A trivial matter or method; a triviality.

Triviality (n.) The quality or state of being trivial; trivialness.

Triviality (n.) That which is trivial; a trifle.

Trochaical (a.) Of or pertaining to trochees; consisting of trochees; as, trochaic measure or verse.

Trochanter (n.) One of two processes near the head of the femur, the outer being called the great trochanter, and the inner the small trochanter.

Trochanter (n.) The third joint of the leg of an insect, or the second when the trochantine is united with the coxa.

Trochilics (n.) The science of rotary motion, or of wheel work.

Trochiscus (n.) A kind of tablet or lozenge; a troche.

Trochleary (a.) Pertaining to, or connected with, a trochlea; trochlear; as, the trochleary, or trochlear, nerve.

Trochoidal (a.) Of or pertaining to a trochoid; having the properties of a trochoid.

Trochoidal (a.) See Trochoid, a.

Troglodyte (n.) One of any savage race that dwells in caves, instead of constructing dwellings; a cave dweller. Most of the primitive races of man were troglodytes.

Troglodyte (n.) An anthropoid ape, as the chimpanzee.

Troglodyte (n.) The wren.

Tropaeolin (n.) A name given to any one of a series of orange-red dyestuffs produced artificially from certain complex sulphonic acid derivatives of azo and diazo hydrocarbons of the aromatic series; -- so called because of the general resemblance to the shades of nasturtium (Tropaeolum).

Trophonian (a.) Of or pertaining to Trophonius, his architecture, or his cave and oracle.

Trophosome (n.) The nutritive zooids of a hydroid, collectively, as distinguished from the gonosome, or reproductive zooids.

Tropically (adv.) In a tropical manner; figuratively; metaphorically.

Tropologic (a.) Alt. of Tropological

Troubadour (n.) One of a school of poets who flourished from the eleventh to the thirteenth century, principally in Provence, in the south of France, and also in the north of Italy. They invented, and especially cultivated, a kind of lyrical poetry characterized by intricacy of meter and rhyme, and usually of a romantic, amatory strain.

Troublable (a.) Causing trouble; troublesome.

Trousering (n.) Cloth or material for making trousers.

Trowelfuls (pl. ) of Trowelful

Truantship (n.) The conduct of a truant; neglect of employment; idleness; truancy.

Truculence (n.) Alt. of Truculency

Truculency (n.) The quality or state of being truculent; savageness of manners; ferociousness.

True-penny (n.) An honest fellow.

Truismatic (a.) Of or pertaining to truisms; consisting of truisms.

Trumpeting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Trumpet

Trumpeting (n.) A channel cut behind the brick lining of a shaft.

Truncating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Truncate

Truncation (n.) The act of truncating, lopping, or cutting off.

Truncation (n.) The state of being truncated.

Truncation (n.) The replacement of an edge or solid angle by a plane, especially when the plane is equally inc

Trunnioned (a.) Provided with trunnions; as, the trunnioned cylinder of an oscillating steam engine.

Trustiness (n.) The quality or state of being trusty.

Try-square (n.) An instrument used by carpenters, joiners, etc., for laying off right angles off right angles, and testing whether work is square.

Uran-ocher (n.) Alt. of Uran-ochre

Uran-ochre (n.) A yellow, earthy incrustation, consisting essentially of the oxide of uranium, but more or less impure.

Uranometry (n.) A chart or catalogue of fixed stars, especially of stars visible to the naked eye.

Uranoscopy (n.) Observation of the heavens or heavenly bodies.

Urbicolous (a.) Of or pertaining to a city; urban.

Uredospore (n.) The thin-walled summer spore which is produced during the so-called Uredo stage of certain rusts. See (in the Supplement) Uredinales, Heter/cious, etc.

Ureteritis (n.) Inflammation of the ureter.

Urethritis (n.) Inflammation of the urethra.

Urinometer (n.) A small hydrometer for determining the specific gravity of urine.

Urinometry (n.) The estimation of the specific gravity of urine by the urinometer.

Urn-shaped (a.) Having the shape of an urn; as, the urn-shaped capsules of some mosses.

Urochordal (a.) Of or pertaining to the Urochorda.

Urogastric (a.) Behind the stomach; -- said of two lobes of the carapace of certain crustaceans.

Urogenital (a.) Same as Urinogenital.

Uroglaucin (n.) A body identical with indigo blue, occasionally found in the urine in degeneration of the kidneys. It is readily formed by oxidation or decomposition of indican.

Uroxanthin (n.) Same as Indican.

Urticating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Urticate

Urtication (n.) The act or process of whipping or stinging with nettles; -- sometimes used in the treatment of paralysis.

Wrain-bolt (n.) Same as Wringbolt.

Wraprascal (n.) A kind of coarse upper coat, or overcoat, formerly worn.

Wreathless (a.) Destitute of a wreath.

Wretchedly (adv.) In a wretched manner; miserably; despicable.

Wretchless (a.) Reckless; hence, disregarded.

Wringstaff (n.) A strong piece of plank used in applying wringbolts.

Writership (n.) The office of a writer.

Wrongdoing (n.) Evil or wicked behavior or action.

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Mark McCracken

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