10 letter words whose second letter is U
Auctionary (a.) Of or pertaining to an auction or an auctioneer.
Auctioneer (n.) A person who sells by auction; a person whose business it is to dispose of goods or lands by public sale to the highest or best bidder.
Auctioneer (v. t.) To sell by auction; to auction.
Aucupation (n.) Birdcatching; fowling.
Audibility (n.) The quality of being audible; power of being heard; audible capacity.
Audiometer (n.) An instrument by which the power of hearing can be gauged and recorded on a scale.
Auditorial (a.) Auditory.
Auditorium (n.) The part of a church, theater, or other public building, assigned to the audience.
Augmenting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Augment
Auguration (n.) The practice of augury.
Augustness (n.) The quality of being august; dignity of mien; grandeur; magnificence.
Auriculars (n. pl.) A circle of feathers surrounding the opening of the ear of birds.
Auriculate (a.) Alt. of Auriculated
Auriferous (a.) Gold-bearing; containing or producing gold.
Auriflamme (n.) See Oriflamme.
Aurigation (n.) The act of driving a chariot or a carriage.
Aurigraphy (n.) The art of writing with or in gold.
Aurivorous (a.) Gold-devouring.
Auscultate (v. i. & t.) To practice auscultation; to examine by auscultation.
Auspicious (a.) Having omens or tokens of a favorable issue; giving promise of success, prosperity, or happiness; predicting good; as, an auspicious beginning.
Auspicious (a.) Prosperous; fortunate; as, auspicious years.
Auspicious (a.) Favoring; favorable; propitious; -- applied to persons or things.
Australian (a.) Of or pertaining to Australia.
Australian (n.) A native or an inhabitant of Australia.
Australize (v. i.) To tend toward the south pole, as a magnet.
Authentics (n.) A collection of the Novels or New Constitutions of Justinian, by an anonymous author; -- so called on account of its authenticity.
Authorized (imp. & p. p.) of Authorize
Authorized (a.) Possessed of or endowed with authority; as, an authorized agent.
Authorized (a.) Sanctioned by authority.
Authorizer (n.) One who authorizes.
Authorless (a.) Without an author; without authority; anonymous.
Authorship (n.) The quality or state of being an author; function or dignity of an author.
Authorship (n.) Source; origin; origination; as, the authorship of a book or review, or of an act, or state of affairs.
Autochthon (n.) One who is supposed to rise or spring from the ground or the soil he inhabits; one of the original inhabitants or aborigines; a native; -- commonly in the plural. This title was assumed by the ancient Greeks, particularly the Athenians.
Autochthon (n.) That which is original to a particular country, or which had there its origin.
Autocratic (a.) Alt. of Autocratical
Autocrator (n.) An autocrat.
Auto-da-fe (n.) A judgment of the Inquisition in Spain and Portugal condemning or acquitting persons accused of religious offenses.
Auto-da-fe (n.) An execution of such sentence, by the civil power, esp. the burning of a heretic. It was usually held on Sunday, and was made a great public solemnity by impressive forms and ceremonies.
Auto-da-fe (n.) A session of the court of Inquisition.
Auto-de-fe (n.) Same as Auto-da-fe.
Autodidact (n.) One who is self-taught; an automath.
Autogamous (a.) Characterized by autogamy; self-fertilized.
Autogeneal (a.) Self-produced; autogenous.
Autogenous (a.) Self-generated; produced independently.
Autogenous (a.) Developed from an independent center of ossification.
Autography (n.) The science of autographs; a person's own handwriting; an autograph.
Autography (n.) A process in lithography by which a writing or drawing is transferred from paper to stone.
Automatism (n.) The state or quality of being automatic; the power of self-moving; automatic, mechanical, or involuntary action. (Metaph.) A theory as to the activity of matter.
Automatons (pl. ) of Automaton
Automatous (a.) Automatic.
Autonomasy (n.) The use of a word of common or general signification for the name of a particular thing; as, "He has gone to town," for, "He has gone to London."
Autonomous (a.) Independent in government; having the right or power of self-government.
Autonomous (a.) Having independent existence or laws.
Autoplasty (n.) The process of artificially repairing lesions by taking a piece of healthy tissue, as from a neighboring part, to supply the deficiency caused by disease or wounds.
Autopsical (a.) Pertaining to autopsy; autoptical.
Autopsorin (n.) That which is given under the doctrine of administering a patient's own virus.
Autoptical (a.) Seen with one's own eyes; belonging to, or connected with, personal observation; as, autoptic testimony or experience.
Autostylic (a.) Having the mandibular arch articulated directly to the cranium, as in the skulls of the Amphibia.
Autotheism (n.) The doctrine of God's self-existence.
Autotheism (n.) Deification of one's self; self-worship.
Autotheist (n.) One given to self-worship.
Auxiliarly (adv.) By way of help.
Bubonocele (n.) An inguinal hernia; esp. that incomplete variety in which the hernial pouch descends only as far as the groin, forming a swelling there like a bubo.
Buccinator (n.) A muscle of the cheek; -- so called from its use in blowing wind instruments.
Bucholzite (n.) Same as Fibrolite.
Buddhistic (a.) Same as Buddhist, a.
Bude light () A light in which high illuminating power is obtained by introducing a jet of oxygen gas or of common air into the center of a flame fed with coal gas or with oil.
Bufferhead (n.) The head of a buffer, which recieves the concussion, in railroad carriages.
Bufflehead (n.) One who has a large head; a heavy, stupid fellow.
Bufflehead (n.) The buffel duck. See Buffel duck.
Buffoonery (n.) The arts and practices of a buffoon, as low jests, ridiculous pranks, vulgar tricks and postures.
Buffoonish (a.) Like a buffoon; consisting in low jests or gestures.
Buffoonism (n.) The practices of a buffoon; buffoonery.
Bugle horn () A bugle.
Bugle horn () A drinking vessel made of horn.
Bulbaceous (n.) Bulbous.
Bullbeggar (n.) Something used or suggested to produce terror, as in children or persons of weak mind; a bugbear.
Bull brier () A species of Smilax (S. Pseudo-China) growing from New Jersey to the Gulf of Mexico, which has very large tuberous and farinaceous rootstocks, formerly used by the Indians for a sort of bread, and by the negroes as an ingredient in making beer; -- called also bamboo brier and China brier.
Bullcomber (n.) A scaraboid beetle; esp. the Typhaeus vulgaris of Europe.
Bulldozing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bulldoze
Bullheaded (a.) Having a head like that of a bull. Fig.: Headstrong; obstinate; dogged.
Bullionist (n.) An advocate for a metallic currency, or a paper currency always convertible into gold.
Bull's-eye (n.) A small circular or oval wooden block without sheaves, having a groove around it and a hole through it, used for connecting rigging.
Bull's-eye (n.) A small round cloud, with a ruddy center, supposed by sailors to portend a storm.
Bull's-eye (n.) A small thick disk of glass inserted in a deck, roof, floor, ship's side, etc., to let in light.
Bull's-eye (n.) A circular or oval opening for air or light.
Bull's-eye (n.) A lantern, with a thick glass lens on one side for concentrating the light on any object; also, the lens itself.
Bull's-eye (n.) Aldebaran, a bright star in the eye of Taurus or the Bull.
Bull's-eye (n.) The center of a target.
Bull's-eye (n.) A thick knob or protuberance left on glass by the end of the pipe through which it was blown.
Bull's-eye (n.) A small and thick old-fashioned watch.
Bull trout () In England, a large salmon trout of several species, as Salmo trutta and S. Cambricus, which ascend rivers; -- called also sea trout.
Bull trout () Salvelinus malma of California and Oregon; -- called also Dolly Varden trout and red-spotted trout.
Bull trout () The huso or salmon of the Danube.
Bully tree () The name of several West Indian trees of the order Sapotaceae, as Dipholis nigra and species of Sapota and Mimusops. Most of them yield a substance closely resembling gutta-percha.
Bulwarking (n.) of Bulwark
Bumbailiff (n.) See Bound bailiff, under Bound, a.
Bunchberry (n.) The dwarf cornel (Cornus Canadensis), which bears a dense cluster of bright red, edible berries.
Bunchiness (n.) The quality or condition of being bunchy; knobbiness.
Bundesrath (n.) The federal council of the German Empire. In the Bundesrath and the Reichstag are vested the legislative functions. The federal council of Switzerland is also so called.
Bunglingly (adv.) Clumsily; awkwardly.
Buoyancies (pl. ) of Buoyancy
Burdensome (a.) Grievous to be borne; causing uneasiness or fatigue; oppressive.
Bureaucrat (n.) An official of a bureau; esp. an official confirmed in a narrow and arbitrary routine.
Burghbrech (n.) The offense of violating the pledge given by every inhabitant of a tithing to keep the peace; breach of the peace.
Burglaries (pl. ) of Burglary
Burlesqued (imp. & p. p.) of Burlesque
Burlesquer (n.) One who burlesques.
Burnettize (v. t.) To subject (wood, fabrics, etc.) to a process of saturation in a solution of chloride of zinc, to prevent decay; -- a process invented by Sir William Burnett.
Burnishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Burnish
Burrel fly () The botfly or gadfly of cattle (Hypoderma bovis). See Gadfly.
Bursarship (n.) The office of a bursar.
Bushhammer (n.) A hammer with a head formed of a bundle of square bars, with pyramidal points, arranged in rows, or a solid head with a face cut into a number of rows of such points; -- used for dressing stone.
Bushhammer (v. t.) To dress with bushhammer; as, to bushhammer a block of granite.
Bushranger (n.) One who roams, or hides, among the bushes; especially, in Australia, an escaped criminal living in the bush.
Businesses (pl. ) of Business
Busybodies (pl. ) of Busybody
Butchering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Butcher
Butchering (n.) The business of a butcher.
Butchering (n.) The act of slaughtering; the act of killing cruelly and needlessly.
Butlership (n.) The office of a butler.
Butterball (n.) The buffel duck.
Butterbird (n.) The rice bunting or bobolink; -- so called in the island of Jamaica.
Butterbump (n.) The European bittern.
Butterfish (n.) A name given to several different fishes, in allusion to their slippery coating of mucus, as the Stromateus triacanthus of the Atlantic coast, the Epinephelus punctatus of the southern coast, the rock eel, and the kelpfish of New Zealand.
Buttermilk (n.) The milk that remains after the butter is separated from the cream.
Butterweed (n.) An annual composite plant of the Mississippi valley (Senecio lobatus).
Butterwort (n.) A genus of low herbs (Pinguicula) having simple leaves which secrete from their glandular upper surface a viscid fluid, to which insects adhere, after which the margin infolds and the insects are digested by the plant. The species are found mostly in the North Temperate zone.
Butt hinge () See 1st Butt, 10.
Butt joint () A joint in which the edges or ends of the pieces united come squarely together instead of overlapping. See 1st Butt, 8.
Buttonball (n.) See Buttonwood.
Buttonbush (n.) A shrub (Cephalanthus occidentalis) growing by the waterside; -- so called from its globular head of flowers. See Capitulum.
Buttonhole (n.) The hole or loop in which a button is caught.
Buttonhole (v. t.) To hold at the button or buttonhole; to detain in conversation to weariness; to bore; as, he buttonholed me a quarter of an hour.
Buttonmold (n.) A disk of bone, wood, or other material, which is made into a button by covering it with cloth.
Buttonweed (n.) The name of several plants of the genera Spermacoce and Diodia, of the Madder family.
Buttonwood (n.) The Platanus occidentalis, or American plane tree, a large tree, producing rough balls, from which it is named; -- called also buttonball tree, and, in some parts of the United States, sycamore. The California buttonwood is P. racemosa.
Buttressed (imp. & p. p.) of Buttress
Butt shaft () An arrow without a barb, for shooting at butts; an arrow.
Cuckolding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cuckold
Cuckoldize (v. t.) To cuckold.
Cuckoopint (n.) A plant of the genus Arum (A. maculatum); the European wake-robin.
Cucullated (a.) Hooded; cowled; covered, as with a hood.
Cucullated (a.) Having the edges toward the base rolled inward, as the leaf of the commonest American blue violet.
Cucullated (a.) Having the prothorax elevated so as to form a sort of hood, receiving the head, as in certain insects.
Cucullated (a.) Having a hoodlike crest on the head, as certain birds, mammals, and reptiles.
Cucumiform (a.) Having the form of a cucumber; having the form of a cylinder tapered and rounded at the ends, and either straight or curved.
Cudgelling () of Cudgel
Cuirassier (n.) A soldier armed with a cuirass.
Cul-de-sac (n.) A passage with only one outlet, as a street closed at one end; a blind alley; hence, a trap.
Cul-de-sac (n.) a position in which an army finds itself with no way of exit but to the front.
Cul-de-sac (n.) Any bag-shaped or tubular cavity, vessel, or organ, open only at one end.
Culiciform (a.) Gnat-shaped.
Culinarily (adv.) In the manner of a kitchen; in connection with a kitchen or cooking.
Culminated (imp. & p. p.) of Culminate
Cultivable (a.) Capable of being cultivated or tilled.
Cultivated (imp. & p. p.) of Cultivate
Cultivator (n.) One who cultivates; as, a cultivator of the soil; a cultivator of literature.
Cultivator (n.) An agricultural implement used in the tillage of growing crops, to loosen the surface of the earth and kill the weeds; esp., a triangular frame set with small shares, drawn by a horse and by handles.
Cultriform (a.) Shaped like a pruning knife; cultrate.
Culturable (a.) Capable of, or fit for, being cultivated; capable or becoming cultured.
Cultus cod () See Cod, and Buffalo cod, under Buffalo.
Culvertail (n.) Dovetail.
Cumbersome (a.) Burdensome or hindering, as a weight or drag; embarrassing; vexatious; cumbrous.
Cumbersome (a.) Not easily managed; as, a cumbersome contrivance or machine.
Cumulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cumulate
Cumulation (n.) The act of heaping together; a heap. See Accumulation.
Cumulatist (n.) One who accumulates; one who collects.
Cumulative (a.) Composed of parts in a heap; forming a mass; aggregated.
Cumulative (a.) Augmenting, gaining, or giving force, by successive additions; as, a cumulative argument, i. e., one whose force increases as the statement proceeds.
Cumulative (a.) Tending to prove the same point to which other evidence has been offered; -- said of evidence.
Cumulative (a.) Given by same testator to the same legatee; -- said of a legacy.
Cunctation (n.) Delay; procrastination.
Cunctative (a.) Slow; tardy; dilatory; causing delay.
Cundurango (n.) The bark of a South American vine (Gonolobus Condurango) of the Milkweed family. It has been supposed, but erroneously, to be a cure for cancer.
Cunningman (n.) A fortune teller; one who pretends to reveal mysteries.
Curability (n.) The state of being curable; curableness.
Curateship (n.) A curacy.
Curiologic (a.) Pertaining to a rude kind of hieroglyphics, in which a thing is represented by its picture instead of by a symbol.
Curledness (n.) State of being curled; cur
Curmudgeon (n.) An avaricious, grasping fellow; a miser; a niggard; a churl.
Curmurring (n.) Murmuring; grumbling; -- sometimes applied to the rumbling produced by a slight attack of the gripes.
Currencies (pl. ) of Currency
Curriculum (n.) A race course; a place for running.
Curriculum (n.) A course; particularly, a specified fixed course of study, as in a university.
Cursedness (n.) The state of being under a curse or of being doomed to execration or to evil.
Cursedness (n.) Wickedness; sin; cursing.
Cursedness (n.) Shrewishness.
Curstfully (adv.) Peevishly; vexatiously; detestably.
Curtailing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Curtail
Curtaining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Curtain
Curtelasse () A corruption of Cutlass.
Curvedness (n.) The state of being curved.
Curvograph (n.) An arcograph.
Cushewbird (n.) The galeated curassow. See Curassow.
Cushioning (p. pr. & vb.) of Cushion
Cuspidated (a.) Having a sharp end, like the point of a spear; terminating in a hard point; as, a cuspidate leaf.
Customable (a.) Customary.
Customable (a.) Subject to the payment of customs; dutiable.
Customably (adv.) Usually.
Cuttlefish (n.) A cephalopod of the genus Sepia, having an internal shell, large eyes, and ten arms furnished with denticulated suckers, by means of which it secures its prey. The name is sometimes applied to dibranchiate cephalopods generally.
Cuttlefish (n.) A foul-mouthed fellow.
Cuttystool (n.) A low stool
Cuttystool (n.) A seat in old Scottish churches, where offenders were made to sit, for public rebuke by the minister.
Dubitation (n.) Act of doubting; doubt.
Dubitative (a.) Tending to doubt; doubtful.
Dulcamarin (n.) A glucoside extracted from the bittersweet (Solanum Dulcamara), as a yellow amorphous substance. It probably occasions the compound taste. See Bittersweet, 3(a).
Dulcifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dulcify
Dulciloquy (n.) A soft manner of speaking.
Dumfounded (imp. & p. p.) of Dumfound
Dumfounder (v. t.) To dumfound; to confound.
Dunderhead (n.) A dunce; a numskull; a blockhead.
Dunderpate (n.) See Dunderhead.
Duodecimal (a.) Proceeding in computation by twelves; expressed in the scale of twelves.
Duodecimal (n.) A twelfth part; as, the duodecimals of an inch.
Duodecimal (n.) A system of numbers, whose denominations rise in a scale of twelves, as of feet and inches. The system is used chiefly by artificers in computing the superficial and solid contents of their work.
Duodecimos (pl. ) of Duodecimo
Duodecuple (a.) Consisting of twelves.
Duoliteral (a.) Consisting of two letters only; biliteral.
Duplicated (imp. & p. p.) of Duplicate
Durability (n.) The state or quality of being durable; the power of uninterrupted or long continuance in any condition; the power of resisting agents or influences which tend to cause changes, decay, or dissolution; lastingness.
Dura mater () The tough, fibrous membrane, which
Dust-point (n.) An old rural game.
Duumvirate (n.) The union of two men in the same office; or the office, dignity, or government of two men thus associated, as in ancient Rome.
Eucalyptol (n.) A volatile, terpenelike oil extracted from the eucalyptus, and consisting largely of cymene.
Eucalyptus (n.) A myrtaceous genus of trees, mostly Australian. Many of them grow to an immense height, one or two species exceeding the height even of the California Sequoia.
Euchlorine (n.) A yellow or greenish yellow gas, first prepared by Davy, evolved from potassium chlorate and hydrochloric acid. It is supposed to consist of chlorine tetroxide with some free chlorine.
Euchologue (n.) Euchology.
Eucopepoda (n. pl.) A group which includes the typical copepods and the lerneans.
Eudemonics (n.) Alt. of Eudaemonics
Eudemonism (n.) Alt. of Eudaemonism
Eudemonist (n.) Alt. of Eudaemonist
Eudiometer (n.) An instrument for the volumetric measurement of gases; -- so named because frequently used to determine the purity of the air.
Eudiometry (n.) The art or process of determining the constituents of a gaseous mixture by means of the eudiometer, or for ascertaining the purity of the air or the amount of oxygen in it.
Eudipleura (n. pl.) The fundamental forms of organic life, that are composed of two equal and symmetrical halves.
Euganoidei (n. pl.) A group which includes the bony ganoids, as the gar pikes.
Euharmonic (a.) Producing mathematically perfect harmony or concord; sweetly or perfectly harmonious.
Euhemerism (n.) The theory, held by Euhemerus, that the gods of mythology were but deified mortals, and their deeds only the amplification in imagination of human acts.
Euhemerist (n.) One who advocates euhemerism.
Euhemerize (v. t.) To interpret (mythology) on the theory of euhemerism.
Eulogistic (a.) Alt. of Eulogistical
Eulogizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Eulogize
Euornithes (n. pl.) The division of Aves which includes all the typical birds, or all living birds except the penguins and birds of ostrichlike form.
Eupatorium (n.) A genus of perennial, composite herbs including hemp agrimony, boneset, throughwort, etc.
Euphemized (imp. & p. p.) of Euphemize
Euphonical (a.) Pertaining to, or exhibiting, euphony; agreeable in sound; pleasing to the ear; euphonious; as, a euphonic expression; euphonical orthography.
Euphonicon (n.) A kind of upright piano.
Euphonious (a.) Pleasing or sweet in sound; euphonic; smooth-sounding.
Euphorbial (a.) Of, relating to, or resembling, the Euphorbia family.
Euphorbium (n.) An inodorous exudation, usually in the form of yellow tears, produced chiefly by the African Euphorbia resinifrea. It was formerly employed medicinally, but was found so violent in its effects that its use is nearly abandoned.
Euphuistic (a.) Belonging to the euphuists, or euphuism; affectedly refined.
Eupittonic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, eupittone.
Eurasiatio (a.) Of or pertaining to the continents of Europe and Asia combined.
Euroclydon (n.) A tempestuous northeast wind which blows in the Mediterranean. See Levanter.
Eurycerous (a.) Having broad horns.
Eurypterus (n.) A genus of extinct Merostomata, found in Silurian rocks. Some of the species are more than three feet long.
Eustachian (a.) Discovered by Eustachius.
Eustachian (a.) Pertaining to the Eustachian tube; as, Eustachian catheter.
Euthanasia (n.) An easy death; a mode of dying to be desired.
Euthyneura (n. pl.) A large division of gastropod molluske, including the Pulmonifera and Opisthobranchiata.
Fucivorous (a.) Eating fucus or other seaweeds.
Fugitively (adv.) In a fugitive manner.
Fulfilling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fulfill
Fuliginous (a.) Pertaining to soot; sooty; dark; dusky.
Fuliginous (a.) Pertaining to smoke; resembling smoke.
Full-blown (a.) Fully expanded, as a blossom; as, a full-bloun rose.
Full-blown (a.) Fully distended with wind, as a sail.
Full-drive (adv.) With full speed.
Full-grown (a.) Having reached the limits of growth; mature.
Fullonical (a.) Pertaining to a fuller of cloth.
Full-orbed (a.) Having the orb or disk complete or fully illuminated; like the full moon.
Fulminated (imp. & p. p.) of Fulminate
Fulmineous (a.) Of, or concerning thunder.
Fulminuric (a.) Pertaining to fulminic and cyanuric acids, and designating an acid so called.
Fumblingly (adv.) In the manner of one who fumbles.
Fumiferous (a.) Producing smoke.
Fumifugist (n.) One who, or that which, drives away smoke or fumes.
Fumigating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fumigate
Fumigation (n.) The act of fumigating, or applying smoke or vapor, as for disinfection.
Fumigation (n.) Vapor raised in the process of fumigating.
Fumigatory (a.) Having the quality of purifying by smoke.
Fumishness (n.) Choler; fretfulness; passion.
Funambulus (n.) A ropewalker or ropedancer.
Functional (a.) Pertaining to, or connected with, a function or duty; official.
Functional (a.) Pertaining to the function of an organ or part, or to the functions in general.
Fundholder (a.) One who has money invested in the public funds.
Funebrious (a.) Funebrial.
Funeration (n.) The act of burying with funeral rites.
Funiculate (a.) Forming a narrow ridge.
Funiliform (a.) Resembling a cord in toughness and flexibility, as the roots of some endogenous trees.
Funnelform (a.) Having the form of a funnel, or tunnel; that is, expanding gradually from the bottom upward, as the corolla of some flowers; infundibuliform.
Furbelowed (imp. & p. p.) of Furhelow
Furbishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Furbish
Furibundal (a.) Full of rage.
Furloughed (imp. & p. p.) of Furlough
Furnishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Furnish
Furthering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Further
Faruncular (a.) Of or pertaining to a furuncle; marked by the presence of furuncles.
Fusibility (n.) The quality of being fusible.
Fusillader (imp. & p. p.) of Fusillade
Fustianist (n.) A writer of fustian.
Futureless (a.) Without prospect of betterment in the future.
Futuritial (a.) Relating to what is to come; pertaining to futurity; future.
Futurition (n.) The state of being future; futurity.
Futurities (pl. ) of Futurity
Guarantees (pl. ) of Guarantee
guaranteed (imp. & p. p.) of Guarantee
Guarantied (imp. & p. p.) of Guaranty
Guardenage (n.) Guardianship.
Guardhouse (n.) A building which is occupied by the guard, and in which soldiers are confined for misconduct; hence, a lock-up.
Guardiance (n.) Guardianship.
Gubernance (n.) Government.
Guessingly (adv.) By way of conjecture.
Guess rope () A guess warp.
Guess warp () A rope or hawser by which a vessel is towed or warped along; -- so called because it is necessary to guess at the length to be carried in the boat making the attachment to a distant object.
Guest rope () The
Guideboard (n.) A board, as upon a guidepost having upon it directions or information as to the road.
Guilloched (a.) Waved or engine-turned.
Guillotine (n.) A machine for beheading a person by one stroke of a heavy ax or blade, which slides in vertical guides, is raised by a cord, and let fall upon the neck of the victim.
Guillotine (n.) Any machine or instrument for cutting or shearing, resembling in its action a guillotine.
Guillotine (v. t.) To behead with the guillotine.
Guiltiness (n.) The quality or state of being guilty.
Guilt-sick (a.) Made sick by consciousness of guilt.
Guiltylike (adv.) Guiltily.
Gunter rig () A topmast arranged with metal bands so that it will readily slide up and down
Gutturally (adv.) In a guttural manner.
Huckstered (imp. & p. p.) of Huckster
Hucksterer (n.) A huckster.
Huckstress (n.) A female huckster.
Hullabaloo (n.) A confused noise; uproar; tumult.
Hulotheism (n.) See Hylotheism.
Humanistic (a.) Of or pertaining to humanity; as, humanistic devotion.
Humanistic (a.) Pertaining to polite kiterature.
Humanitian (n.) A humanist.
Humanities (pl. ) of Humanity
Humanizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Humanize
Humblehead (n.) Humble condition or estate; humility.
Humbleness (n.) The quality of being humble; humility; meekness.
Humbugging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Humbug
Humbuggery (n.) The practice of imposition.
Humiliated (imp. & p. p.) of Humiliate
Humilities (pl. ) of Humility
Hummocking (n.) The process of forming hummocks in the collision of Arctic ice.
Humoralism (n.) The state or quality of being humoral.
Humoralism (n.) The doctrine that diseases proceed from the humors; humorism.
Humoralist (n.) One who favors the humoral pathology or believes in humoralism.
Humoristic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a humorist.
Humorously (adv.) Capriciously; whimsically.
Humorously (adv.) Facetiously; wittily.
Humpbacked (a.) Having a humped back.
Hunger-bit (a.) Alt. of Hunger-bitten
Hurdlework (n.) Work after manner of a hurdle.
Hurryingly (adv.) In a hurrying manner.
Husbanding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Husband
Husbandage (n.) The commission or compensation allowed to a ship's husband.
Husbandmen (pl. ) of Husbandman
Husbandman (n.) The master of a family.
Husbandman (n.) A farmer; a cultivator or tiller of the ground.
Huyghenian (a.) Pertaining to, or invented by, Christian Huyghens, a Dutch astronomer of the seventeenth century; as, the Huyghenian telescope.
Jubilantly (adv.) In a jubilant manner.
Jubilation (n.) A triumphant shouting; rejoicing; exultation.
Judaically (adv.) After the Jewish manner.
Judicative (a.) Having power to judge; judicial; as, the judicative faculty.
Judicatory (a.) Pertaining to the administration of justice; dispensing justice; judicial; as, judicatory tribunals.
Judicatory (n.) A court of justice; a tribunal.
Judicatory (n.) Administration of justice.
Judicature (n.) The state or profession of those employed in the administration of justice; also, the dispensing or administration of justice.
Judicature (n.) A court of justice; a judicatory.
Judicature (n.) The right of judicial action; jurisdiction; extent jurisdiction of a judge or court.
Judicially (adv.) In a judicial capacity or judicial manner.
Juggernaut (n.) One of the names under which Vishnu, in his incarnation as Krishna, is worshiped by the Hindoos.
Juggleress (n.) A female juggler.
Juglandine (n.) An alkaloid found in the leaves of the walnut (Juglans regia).
Jugulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jugulate
Jumblement (n.) Confused mixture.
Jumblingly (adv.) In a confused manner.
Juncaceous (a.) Of. pertaining to, or resembling, a natural order of plants (Juncaceae), of which the common rush (Juncus) is the type.
Juniperite (n.) One of the fossil Coniferae, evidently allied to the juniper.
Junketries (n. pl.) Sweetmeats.
Juramentum (n.) An oath.
Jura-trias (n.) A term applied to many American Mesozoic strata, in which the characteristics of the Jurassic and Triassic periods appear to be blended.
Jurdiccion (n.) Jurisdiction.
Juristical (a.) Of or pertaining to a jurist, to the legal profession, or to jurisprudence.
Justiciary (n.) An old name for the judges of the higher English courts.
Justifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Justify
Jutlandish (a.) Of or pertaining to Jutland, or to the people of Jutland.
Juvenility (n.) Youthfulness; adolescence.
Juvenility (n.) The manners or character of youth; immaturity.
Juxtaposit (v. t.) To place in close connection or contiguity; to juxtapose.
Lubricator (n.) One who, or that which, lubricates.
Lubricator (n.) A contrivance, as an oil cup, for supplying a lubricant to machinery.
Lucernaria (n.) A genus of acalephs, having a bell-shaped body with eight groups of short tentacles around the margin. It attaches itself by a sucker at the base of the pedicel.
Luciferian (a.) Of or pertaining to Lucifer; having the pride of Lucifer; satanic; devilish.
Luciferian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Luciferians or their leader.
Luciferian (n.) One of the followers of Lucifer, bishop of Cagliari, in the fourth century, who separated from the orthodox churches because they would not go as far as he did in opposing the Arians.
Luciferous (a.) Giving light; affording light or means of discovery.
Lucubrated (imp. & p. p.) of Lucubrate
Lucubrated (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lucubrate
Lucubrator (n.) One who studies by night; also, one who produces lucubrations.
Luculently (adv.) In a luculent manner; clearly.
Ludibrious (a.) Sportive; ridiculous; wanton.
Lugubrious (a.) Mournful; indicating sorrow, often ridiculously or feignedly; doleful; woful; pitiable; as, a whining tone and a lugubrious look.
Lumachella (n.) A grayish brown limestone, containing fossil shells, which reflect a beautiful play of colors. It is also called fire marble, from its fiery reflections.
Lumbricoid (a.) Like an earthworm; belonging to the genus Lumbricus, or family Lumbricidae.
Luminaries (pl. ) of Luminary
Lumination (n.) Illumination.
Luminosity (n.) The quality or state of being luminous; luminousness.
Lumpsucker (n.) The lumprish.
Lung-grown (a.) Having lungs that adhere to the pleura.
Lupercalia (n. pl.) A feast of the Romans in honor of Lupercus, or Pan.
Lusitanian (a.) Pertaining to Lusitania, the ancient name of the region almost coinciding with Portugal.
Lusitanian (n.) One of the people of Lusitania.
Lusterless (a.) Alt. of Lustreless
Lustreless (a.) Destitute of luster; dim; dull.
Lustrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lustrate
Lustration (n.) The act of lustrating or purifying.
Lustration (n.) A sacrifice, or ceremony, by which cities, fields, armies, or people, defiled by crimes, pestilence, or other cause of uncleanness, were purified.
Lutestring (n.) A plain, stout, lustrous silk, used for ladies' dresses and for ribbon.
Luxuriance (n.) The state or quality of being luxuriant; rank, vigorous growth; excessive abundance produced by rank growth.
Luxuriancy (n.) The state or quality of being luxuriant; luxuriance.
Luxuriated (imp. & p. p.) of Luxuriate
Mucigenous (a.) Connected with the formation of mucin; resembling mucin.
Muciparous (a.) Secreting, or producing, mucus or mucin.
Muckmidden (n.) A dunghill.
Mucousness (n.) The quality or state of being mucous; sliminess.
Mucronated (a.) Ending abruptly in a sharp point; abruptly tipped with a short and sharp point; as, a mucronate leaf.
Muddlehead (n.) A stupid person.
Mugwumpery (n.) Alt. of Mugwumpism
Mugwumpism (n.) The acts and views of the mugwumps.
Muhammadan (a. & n.) Alt. of Muhammedan
Muhammedan (a. & n.) Mohammedan.
Mulattress (n.) A female mulatto.
Mulberries (pl. ) of Mulberry
Mule-jenny (n.) See Mule, 4.
Muliebrity (n.) The state of being a woman or of possessing full womanly powers; womanhood; -- correlate of virility.
Muliebrity (n.) Hence: Effeminancy; softness.
Mulligrubs (n.) A griping of the intestines; colic.
Mulligrubs (n.) Hence, sullenness; the sulks.
Mullingong (n.) See Duck mole, under Duck.
Multiaxial (a.) Having more than one axis; developing in more than a single
Multicolor (a.) Having many, or several, colors.
Multifaced (a.) Having many faces.
Multilobar (a.) Consisting of, or having, many lobes.
Multiloquy (n.) Excess of words or talk.
Multiplier (n.) One who, or that which, multiplies or increases number.
Multiplier (n.) The number by which another number is multiplied. See the Note under Multiplication.
Multiplier (n.) An instrument for multiplying or increasing by repetition or accumulation the intensity of a force or action, as heat or electricity. It is particularly used to render such a force or action appreciable or measurable when feeble. See Thermomultiplier.
Multiplied (imp. & p. p.) of Multiply
Multipolar (a.) Having many poles; -- applied especially to those ganglionic nerve cells which have several radiating processes.
Multivalve (n.) Any mollusk which has a shell composed of more than two pieces.
Multivalve (a.) Alt. of Multivalvular
Multivious (a. & adv.) Having many ways or roads; by many ways.
Multivocal (a.) Signifying many different things; of manifold meaning; equivocal.
Multivocal (n.) A multivocal word.
Multocular (a.) Having many eyes, or more than two.
Mumblenews (n.) A talebearer.
Mum-chance (n.) A game of hazard played with cards in silence.
Mum-chance (n.) A silent, stupid person.
Mum-chance (a.) Silent and idle.
Mummifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mummify
Muneration (n.) Remuneration.
Munificate (v. t.) To enrich.
Munificent (a.) Very liberal in giving or bestowing; lavish; as, a munificent benefactor.
Murderment (n.) Murder.
Muriculate (a.) Minutely muricate.
Muscardine (n.) A disease which is very destructive to silkworms, and which sometimes extends to other insects. It is attended by the development of a fungus (provisionally called Botrytis bassiana). Also, the fungus itself.
Muscularly (adv.) In a muscular manner.
Mussulmans (pl. ) of Mussulman
Mustachios (pl. ) of Mustacho
Mustachoed (a.) Having mustachios.
Mutability (n.) The quality of being mutable, or subject to change or alteration, either in form, state, or essential character; susceptibility of change; changeableness; inconstancy; variation.
Mutilating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mutilate
Mutilation (n.) The act of mutilating, or the state of being mutilated; deprivation of a limb or of an essential part.
Nubiferous (a.) Bringing, or producing, clouds.
Nubigenous (a.) Born of, or produced from, clouds.
Nuciferous (a.) Bearing, or producing, nuts.
Nucleiform (a.) Formed like a nucleus or kernel.
Nudibranch (a.) Of or pertaining to the Nudibranchiata.
Nudibranch (n.) One of the Nudibranchiata.
Nullibiety (n.) The state or condition of being nowhere.
Nullifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nullify
Numbedness (n.) Numbness.
Numberless (a.) Innumerable; countless.
Numerating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Numerate
Numeration (n.) The act or art of numbering.
Numeration (n.) The act or art of reading numbers when expressed by means of numerals. The term is almost exclusively applied to the art of reading numbers written in the scale of tens, by the Arabic method.
Numerative (a.) Of or pertaining to numeration; as, a numerative system.
Numerosity (n.) The state of being numerous; numerousness.
Numerosity (n.) Rhythm; harmony; flow.
Numismatic (a.) Alt. of Numismatical
Nummulites (n.) A genus of extinct Tertiary Foraminifera, having a thin, flat, round shell, containing a large number of small chambers arranged spirally.
Nummulitic (a.) Of, like, composed of, containing, nummulites; as, nummulitic beds.
Numskulled (a.) Stupid; doltish.
Nunciature (n.) The office of a nuncio.
Nursehound (n.) See Houndfish.
Nurserymen (pl. ) of Nurseryman
Nurseryman (n.) One who cultivates or keeps a nursery, or place for rearing trees, etc.
Nutbreaker (n.) The European nuthatch.
Nutbreaker (n.) The nutcracker.
Nutcracker (n.) An instrument for cracking nuts.
Nutcracker (n.) A European bird (Nucifraga caryocatactes), allied to the magpie and crow. Its color is dark brown, spotted with white. It feeds on nuts, seeds, and insects.
Nutcracker (n.) The American, or Clarke's, nutcracker (Picicorvus Columbianus) of Western North America.
Nutritious (a.) Nourishing; promoting growth, or preventing decay; alimental.
Nux vomica () The seed of Strychnos Nuxvomica, a tree which abounds on the Malabar and Coromandel coasts of the East Indies. From this seed the deadly poisons known as strychnine and brucine are obtained. The seeds are sometimes called Quaker buttons.
Outagamies (n. pl.) See lst Fox, 7.
Outbalance (v. t.) To outweight; to exceed in weight or effect.
Outbidding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Outbid
Outbreathe (v. t.) To breathe forth.
Outbreathe (v. t.) To cause to be out of breath; to exhaust.
Outbreathe (v. i.) To issue, as breath; to be breathed out; to exhale.
Outbuilded () of Outbuild
Outcasting (n.) That which is cast out.
Outcompass (v. t.) To exceed the compass or limits of.
Outdweller (n.) One who holds land in a parish, but lives elsewhere.
Outflatter (v. t.) To exceed in flattering.
Outgeneral (v. t.) To exceed in generalship; to gain advantage over by superior military skill or executive ability; to outmaneuver.
Outgrowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Outgrow
Outlandish (a.) Foreign; not native.
Outlandish (a.) Hence: Not according with usage; strange; rude; barbarous; uncouth; clownish; as, an outlandish dress, behavior, or speech.
Outlawries (pl. ) of Outlawry
Outmeasure (v. t.) To exceed in measure or extent; to measure more than.
Outpassion (v. t.) To exceed in passion.
Outrageous (n.) Of the nature of an outrage; exceeding the limits of right, reason, or decency; involving or doing an outrage; furious; violent; atrocious.
Outromance (v. t.) To exceed in romantic character.
Outrunning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Outrun
Outsettler (n.) One who settles at a distance, or away, from others.
Outsparkle (v. t.) To exceed in sparkling.
Outstretch (v. t.) To stretch out.
Outsweeten (v. t.) To surpass in sweetness.
Outvillain (v. t.) To exceed in villainy.
Ouvarovite (n.) Chrome garnet.
Puberulent (a.) Very minutely downy.
Pubescence (n.) The quality or state of being pubescent, or of having arrived at puberty.
Pubescence (n.) A covering of soft short hairs, or down, as one some plants and insects; also, the state of being so covered.
Pubescency (n.) Pubescence.
Publicness (n.) The quality or state of being public, or open to the view or notice of people at large; publicity; notoriety; as, the publicness of a sale.
Publicness (n.) The quality or state of belonging to the community; as, the publicness of property.
Publishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Publish
Puddle-bar (n.) An iron bar made at a single heat from a puddle-ball hammering and rolling.
Puerperous (a.) Bearing children.
Pugilistic (a.) Of or pertaining to pugillism.
Pugnacious (a.) Disposed to fight; inc
Puissantly (adv.) In a puissant manner; powerfully; with great strength.
Pulmograde (a.) Swimming by the expansion and contraction, or lunglike movement, of the body, or of the disk, as do the medusae.
Pulmometer (n.) A spirometer.
Pulmonated (a.) same as Pulmonate (a).
Pulpitical (a.) Of or pertaining to the pulpit; suited to the pulpit.
Pulsatilla (n.) A genus of ranunculaceous herbs including the pasque flower. This genus is now merged in Anemone. Some species, as Anemone Pulsatilla, Anemone pratensis, and Anemone patens, are used medicinally.
Pulsimeter (n.) A sphygmograph.
Pulsometer (n.) A device, with valves, for raising water by steam, partly by atmospheric pressure, and partly by the direct action of the steam on the water, without the intervention of a piston; -- also called vacuum pump.
Pulsometer (n.) A pulsimeter.
Pultaceous (a.) Macerated; softened; nearly fluid.
Purverable (a.) Capable of being reduced to fine powder.
Pulverized (imp. & p. p.) of Pulverize
Pulverizer (n.) One who, or that which, pulverizes.
Pulvinated (a.) Curved convexly or swelled; as, a pulvinated frieze.
Pulvinated (a.) Having the form of a cushion.
Pulvinulus (n.) Same as Pulvillus.
Pumicating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pumicate
Pumiciform (a.) Resembling, or having the structure of, pumice.
Punctiform (a.) Having the form of a point.
Punctilios (pl. ) of Punctilio
Punctually (adv.) In a punctual manner; promptly; exactly.
Punctuated (imp. & p. p.) of Punctuate
Punctuator (n.) One who punctuates, as in writing; specifically, a punctator.
Punctulate (a.) Alt. of Punctulated
Puncturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Puncture
Punishable (a.) Deserving of, or liable to, punishment; capable of being punished by law or right; -- said of person or offenses.
Punishment (n.) The act of punishing.
Punishment (n.) Any pain, suffering, or loss inflicted on a person because of a crime or offense.
Punishment (n.) A penalty inflicted by a court of justice on a convicted offender as a just retribution, and incidentally for the purposes of reformation and prevention.
Pupigerous (a.) Bearing or containing a pupa; -- said of dipterous larvae which do not molt when the pupa is formed within them.
Pupiparous (a.) Bearing, or containing, a pupa; -- said of the matured larvae, or larval skins, of certain Diptera.
Pupiparous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Pupipara.
Pupivorous (a.) Feeding on the pupae of insects.
Purchasing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Purchase
Puristical (a.) Of or pertaining to purists or purism.
Puritanism (n.) The doctrines, notions, or practice of Puritans.
Puritanize (v. i.) To agree with, or teach, the doctrines of Puritans; to conform to the practice of Puritans.
Purloining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Purloin
Purplewood (n.) Same as Purpleheart.
Purporting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Purport
Purposedly (adv.) In a purposed manner; according to purpose or design; purposely.
Purposeful (a.) Important; material.
Pursership (n.) The office of purser.
Pursuantly (adv.) Agreeably; conformably.
Pursuivant (n.) A functionary of lower rank than a herald, but discharging similar duties; -- called also pursuivant at arms; an attendant of the heralds. Also used figuratively.
Pursuivant (n.) The king's messenger; a state messenger.
Pursuivant (v. t.) To pursue.
Purtenance (n.) That which pertains or belongs to something; esp., the heard, liver, and lungs of an animal.
Purrulence (n.) Alt. of Purulency
Purulently (v.) In a purulent manner.
Purveyance (n.) The act or process of providing or procuring; providence; foresight; preparation; management.
Purveyance (n.) That which is provided; provisions; food.
Purveyance (n.) A providing necessaries for the sovereign by buying them at an appraised value in preference to all others, and oven without the owner's consent. This was formerly a royal prerogative, but has long been abolished.
Puseyistic (a.) Alt. of Puseyite
Pustulated (a.) Covered with pustulelike prominences; pustular; pustulous; as, a pustulate leaf; a pustulate shell or coral.
Putrefying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Putrefy
Putrescent (a.) Becoming putrid or rotten.
Putrescent (a.) Of or pertaining to the process of putrefaction; as, a putrescent smell.
Putridness (n.) Putridity.
Puzzlement (n.) The state of being puzzled; perplexity.
Puzzlingly (adv.) In a puzzling manner.
Quackeries (pl. ) of Quackery
Quadragene (n.) An indulgence of forty days, corresponding to the forty days of ancient canonical penance.
Quadrangle (n.) A plane figure having four angles, and consequently four sides; any figure having four angles.
Quadrangle (n.) A square or quadrangular space or inclosure, such a space or court surrounded by buildings, esp. such a court in a college or public school in England.
Quadrantes (pl. ) of Quadrans
Quadrantal (a.) Of or pertaining to a quadrant; also, included in the fourth part of a circle; as, quadrantal space.
Quadrantal (n.) A cubical vessel containing a Roman cubic foot, each side being a Roman square foot; -- used as a measure.
Quadrantal (n.) A cube.
Quadrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quadrate
Quadratics (n.) That branch of algebra which treats of quadratic equations.
Quadratrix (n.) A curve made use of in the quadrature of other curves; as the quadratrix, of Dinostratus, or of Tschirnhausen.
Quadrature (a.) The act of squaring; the finding of a square having the same area as some given curvi
Quadrature (a.) A quadrate; a square.
Quadrature (a.) The integral used in obtaining the area bounded by a curve; hence, the definite integral of the product of any function of one variable into the differential of that variable.
Quadrature (a.) The position of one heavenly body in respect to another when distant from it 90!, or a quarter of a circle, as the moon when at an equal distance from the points of conjunction and opposition.
Quadriceps (n.) The great extensor muscle of the knee, divided above into four parts which unite in a single tendon at the knee.
Quadricorn (n.) Any quadricornous animal.
Quadrifoil (a.) Alt. of Quadrifoliate
Quadrireme (n.) A galley with four banks of oars or rowers.
Quadrivial (a.) Having four ways meeting in a point.
Quadrivial (n.) One of the four "liberal arts" making up the quadrivium.
Quadrivium (n.) The four "liberal arts," arithmetic, music, geometry, and astronomy; -- so called by the schoolmen. See Trivium.
Quadroxide (n.) A tetroxide.
Quadrumana (n. pl.) A division of the Primates comprising the apes and monkeys; -- so called because the hind foot is usually prehensile, and the great toe opposable somewhat like a thumb. Formerly the Quadrumana were considered an order distinct from the Bimana, which last included man alone.
Quadrumane (n.) One of the Quadrumana.
Quadrupled (imp. & p. p.) of Quadruple
Quadruplex (a.) Fourfold; folded or doubled twice.
Quaintness (n.) The quality of being quaint.
Quakerlike (a.) Like a Quaker.
Qualifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Qualify
Quandaries (pl. ) of Quandary
Quantitive (a.) Estimable according to quantity; quantitative.
Quantities (pl. ) of Quantity
Quarantine (n.) A space of forty days; -- used of Lent.
Quarantine (n.) Specifically, the term, originally of forty days, during which a ship arriving in port, and suspected of being infected a malignant contagious disease, is obliged to forbear all intercourse with the shore; hence, such restraint or inhibition of intercourse; also, the place where infected or prohibited vessels are stationed.
Quarantine (n.) The period of forty days during which the widow had the privilege of remaining in the mansion house of which her husband died seized.
Quarantine (v. t.) To compel to remain at a distance, or in a given place, without intercourse, when suspected of having contagious disease; to put under, or in, quarantine.
Quarrelled () of Quarrel
Quarreling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quarrel
Quarreling (a.) Engaged in a quarrel; apt or disposed to quarrel; as, quarreling factions; a quarreling mood.
Quarry-man (n.) A man who is engaged in quarrying stones; a quarrier.
Quartation (n.) The act, process, or result (in the process of parting) of alloying a button of nearly pure gold with enough silver to reduce the fineness so as to allow acids to attack and remove all metals except the gold; -- called also inquartation. Compare Parting.
Quartering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quartter
Quarterage (n.) A quarterly allowance.
Quartering (a.) Coming from a point well abaft the beam, but not directly astern; -- said of waves or any moving object.
Quartering (a.) At right angles, as the cranks of a locomotive, which are in planes forming a right angle with each other.
Quartering (n.) A station.
Quartering (n.) Assignment of quarters for soldiers; quarters.
Quartering (n.) The division of a shield containing different coats of arms into four or more compartments.
Quartering (n.) One of the different coats of arms arranged upon an escutcheon, denoting the descent of the bearer.
Quartering (n.) A series of quarters, or small upright posts. See Quarter, n., 1 (m) (Arch.)
Quarteroon (n.) A quadroon.
Quartridge (n.) Quarterage.
Quassation (n.) The act of shaking, or the state of being shaken.
Quaternary (a.) Consisting of four; by fours, or in sets of four.
Quaternary (a.) Later than, or subsequent to, the Tertiary; Post-tertiary; as, the Quaternary age, or Age of man.
Quaternary (n.) The number four.
Quaternary (n.) The Quaternary age, era, or formation. See the Chart of Geology.
Quaternate (a.) Composed of, or arranged in, sets of four; quaternary; as, quaternate leaves.
Quaternion (n.) The number four.
Quaternion (n.) A set of four parts, things, or person; four things taken collectively; a group of four words, phrases, circumstances, facts, or the like.
Quaternion (n.) A word of four syllables; a quadrisyllable.
Quaternion (n.) The quotient of two vectors, or of two directed right
Quaternion (v. t.) To divide into quaternions, files, or companies.
Quaternity (n.) The number four.
Quaternity (n.) The union of four in one, as of four persons; -- analogous to the theological term trinity.
Quatorzain (n.) A poem of fourteen
Quatrefoil (n.) Same as Quarterfoil.
Queasiness (n.) The state of being queasy; nausea; qualmishness; squeamishness.
Queencraft (n.) Craft or skill in policy on the part of a queen.
Oueen-post (n.) One of two suspending posts in a roof truss, or other framed truss of similar form. See King-post.
Quenchable (a.) Capable of being quenched.
Quenchless (a.) Incapable of being quenched; inextinguishable; as, quenchless fire or fury.
Quercitrin (n.) A glucoside extracted from the bark of the oak (Quercus) as a bitter citron-yellow crystal
Quercitron (n.) The yellow inner bark of the Quercus tinctoria, the American black oak, yellow oak, dyer's oak, or quercitron oak, a large forest tree growing from Maine to eastern Texas.
Quercitron (n.) Quercitrin, used as a pigment. See Quercitrin.
Questioned (imp. & p. p.) of Question
Questioner (n.) One who asks questions; an inquirer.
Quickening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quicken
Quickening (n.) The act or process of making or of becoming quick.
Quickening (n.) The first motion of the fetus in the womb felt by the mother, occurring usually about the middle of the term of pregnancy. It has been popularly supposed to be due to the fetus becoming possessed of independent life.
Quickhatch (n.) The wolverine.
Quiddative (a.) Constituting, or containing, the essence of a thing; quidditative.
Quiddities (pl. ) of Quiddity
Quiescence (n.) Alt. of Quiescency
Quiescency (n.) The state or quality of being quiescent.
Quietistic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Quietists, or to Quietism.
Quinaldine (n.) A colorless liquid of a slightly pungent odor, C9H6N.CH3, first obtained as a condensation product of aldehyde and ani
Quincewort (n.) The squinancy. Called also quinsywort.
Quindecone (n.) An unsaturated hydrocarbon, C15H26, of the valylene series, produced artificially as an oily liquid.
Quinizarin () A yellow crystal
Quinoidine (n.) A brownish resinous substance obtained as a by-product in the treatment of cinchona bark. It consists of a mixture of several alkaloids.
Quinquefid (a.) Sharply cut about halfway to the middle or base into five segments; as, a quinquefid leaf or corolla.
Quinquevir (n.) One of five commissioners appointed for some special object.
Quintupled (imp. & p. p.) of Quintuple
Quirboilly (n.) Leather softened by boiling so as to take any required shape. Upon drying, it becomes exceedingly hard, and hence was formerly used for armor.
Quoifffure (n.) See Coiffure.
Rubblework (n.) Masonry constructed of unsquared stones that are irregular in size and shape.
Rubedinous (a.) Reddish.
Rubescence (n.) The quality or state of being rubescent; a reddening; a flush.
Rubiaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a very large natural order of plants (Rubiaceae) named after the madder (Rubia tinctoria), and including about three hundred and seventy genera and over four thousand species. Among them are the coffee tree, the trees yielding peruvian bark and quinine, the madder, the quaker ladies, and the trees bearing the edible fruits called genipap and Sierre Leone peach, besides many plants noted for the beauty or the fragrance of their blossoms.
Rubiginose (a.) Alt. of Rubiginous
Rubiginous (a.) Having the appearance or color of iron rust; rusty-looking.
Rubythroat (n.) Any one of numerous species of humming birds belonging to Trochilus, Calypte, Stellula, and allies, in which the male has on the throat a brilliant patch of red feathers having metallic reflections; esp., the common humming bird of the Eastern United States (Trochilus colubris).
Rudderhead (n.) The upper end of the rudderpost, to which the tiller is attached.
Rudderhole (n.) The hole in the deck through which the rudderpost passes.
Rudderless (a.) Without a rudder.
Rudderpost (n.) The shank of a rudder, having the blade at one end and the attachments for operating it at the other.
Rudimental (a.) Rudimentary.
Rudolphine (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a set of astronomical tables computed by Kepler, and founded on the observations of Tycho Brahe; -- so named from Rudolph II., emperor of Germany.
Ruell bone () See rewel bone.
Ruffianage (n.) Ruffians, collectively; a body of ruffians.
Ruffianish (a.) Having the qualities or manners of a ruffian; ruffianly.
Ruffianous (a.) Ruffianly.
Ruffleless (a.) Having no ruffle.
Rufflement (n.) The act of ruffling.
Rufigallic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid which is obtained from gallic acid as a brown or red crystal
Rufterhood (n.) A kind of hood for a hawk.
Rug-gowned (a.) Wearing a coarse gown or shaggy garment made of rug.
Rug-headed (a.) Having shaggy hair; shock-headed.
Rullichies (n. pl.) Chopped meat stuffed into small bags of tripe. They are cut in slices and fried.
Rumblingly (adv.) In a rumbling manner.
Ruminantia (n. pl.) A division of Artiodactyla having four stomachs. This division includes the camels, deer, antelopes, goats, sheep, neat cattle, and allies.
Ruminantly (adv.) In a ruminant manner; by ruminating, or chewing the cud.
Ruminating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ruminate
Rumination (n.) The act or process of ruminating, or chewing the cud; the habit of chewing the cud.
Rumination (n.) The state of being disposed to ruminate or ponder; deliberate meditation or reflection.
Rumination (n.) The regurgitation of food from the stomach after it has been swallowed, -- occasionally observed as a morbid phenomenon in man.
Ruminative (a.) Inc
Ruralizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ruralize
Ruricolist (n.) An inhabitant of the country.
Rurigenous (a.) Born in the country.
Russianize (v. t.) To make Russian, or more or less like the Russians; as, to Russianize the Poles.
Russophile (n.) Alt. of Russophilist
Russophobe () Alt. of Russophobist
Rusticated (imp. & p. p.) of Rusticate
Rusticated (a.) Resembling rustic work. See Rustic work (a), under Rustic.
Ruthenious (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, ruthenium; specifically, designating those compounds in which it has a lower valence as contrasted with ruthenic compounds.
Suavifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Suavify
Suaviloquy (n.) Sweetness of speech.
Subashdary (n.) Alt. of Subashship
Subashship (n.) The office or jurisdiction of a subahdar.
Subalmoner (n.) An under almoner.
Subangular (a.) Slightly angular.
Subaquatic (a.) Alt. of Subaqueous
Subaqueous (a.) Being under water, or beneath the surface of water; adapted for use under water; submarine; as, a subaqueous helmet.
Subaqueous (a.) Formed in or under water; as, subaqueous deposits.
Subarcuate (a.) Alt. of Subarcuated
Subcaliber (a.) Smaller than the caliber of a firearm.
Subcentral (a.) Under the center.
Subcentral (a.) Nearly central; not quite central.
Subchanter (n.) An underchanter; a precentor's deputy in a cathedral; a succentor.
Subclavian (a.) Situated under the clavicle, or collar bone; as, the subclavian arteries.
Subconcave (a.) Slightly concave.
Subconical (a.) Slightly conical.
Subcordate (a.) Somewhat cordate; somewhat like a heart in shape.
Subcranial (a.) Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the cranium; facial.
Subdeanery (n.) Office or rank of subdean.
Subdecanal (a.) Of or pertaining to a subdean or subdeanery.
Subdecuple (a.) Containing one part of ten.
Subdeposit (n.) That which is deposited beneath something else.
Subdialect (n.) A subordinate dialect.
Subdilated (a.) Partially dilated.
Subdivided (imp. & p. p.) of Subdivide
Subduction (n.) The act of subducting or taking away.
Subduction (n.) Arithmetical subtraction.
Subduement (n.) Subdual.
Subendymal (a.) Situated under the endyma.
Subfibrous (a.) Somewhat fibrous.
Subfuscous (a.) Duskish; moderately dark; brownish; tawny.
Subgeneric (a.) Of or pertaining to a subgenus.
Subglacial (a.) Pertaining or belonging to the under side of a glacier; being beneath a glacier; as, subglacial streams.
Subglobose (a.) Not quite globose.
Subglossal (a.) Situated under the tongue; sublingual.
Subglottic (a.) Situated below the glottis; -- applied to that part of the cavity of the larynx below the true vocal cords.
Subhepatic (a.) Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the liver; -- applied to the interlobular branches of the portal vein.
Subhyaloid (a.) Situated under the hyaliod membrane.
Subindices (pl. ) of Subindex
Subjecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Subject
Subjection (a.) The act of subjecting, or of bringing under the dominion of another; the act of subduing.
Subjection (a.) The state of being subject, or under the power, control, and government of another; a state of obedience or submissiveness; as, the safety of life, liberty, and property depends on our subjection to the laws.
Subjectist (n.) One skilled in subjective philosophy; a subjectivist.
Subjective (a.) Of or pertaining to a subject.
Subjective (a.) Especially, pertaining to, or derived from, one's own consciousness, in distinction from external observation; ralating to the mind, or intellectual world, in distinction from the outward or material excessively occupied with, or brooding over, one's own internal states.
Subjective (a.) Modified by, or making prominent, the individuality of a writer or an artist; as, a subjective drama or painting; a subjective writer.
Subjicible (a.) Capable of being subjected.
Subjoining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Subjoin
Subjoinder (n.) An additional remark.
Sub judice () Before the judge, or court; not yet decided; under judicial consideration.
Subjugated (imp. & p. p.) of Subjugate
Subjugator (n.) One who subjugates; a conqueror.
Subkingdom (n.) One of the several primary divisions of either the animal, or vegetable kingdom, as, in zoology, the Vertebrata, Tunicata, Mollusca, Articulata, Molluscoidea, Echinodermata, Coelentera, and the Protozoa; in botany, the Phanerogamia, and the Cryptogamia.
Sublapsary (a.) Sublapsarian.
Subletting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sublet
Sublimable (v. t.) Capable of being sublimed or sublimated.
Sublimated (imp. & p. p.) of Sublimate
Sublimated (a.) Refined by, or as by, sublimation; exalted; purified.
Sublinguae (pl. ) of Sublingua
Sublingual (a.) Situated under the tongue; as, the sublingual gland.
Sublingual (a.) Of or pertaining to the sublingual gland; as, sublingual salvia.
Sublobular (a.) Situated under, or at the bases of, the lobules of the liver.
Submammary (a.) Situated under the mammae; as, submammary inflammation.
Submarshal (n.) An under or deputy marshal.
Submediant (n.) The sixth tone of the scale; the under mediant, or third below the keynote; the superdominant.
Submerging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Submerge
Submersion (n.) The act of submerging, or putting under water or other fluid, or of causing to be overflowed; the act of plunging under water, or of drowning.
Submersion (n.) The state of being put under water or other fluid, or of being overflowed or drowned.
Submission (n.) The act of submitting; the act of yielding to power or authority; surrender of the person and power to the control or government of another; obedience; compliance.
Submission (n.) The state of being submissive; acknowledgement of inferiority or dependence; humble or suppliant behavior; meekness; resignation.
Submission (n.) Acknowledgement of a fault; confession of error.
Submission (n.) An agreement by which parties engage to submit any matter of controversy between them to the decision of arbitrators.
Submissive (a.) Inc
Submissive (a.) Showing a readiness to submit; expressing submission; as, a submissive demeanor.
Submitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Submit
Subnascent (a.) Growing underneath.
Subnuvolar (a.) Under the clouds; attended or partly covered or obscured by clouds; somewhat cloudy.
Suboctuple (a.) Containing one part of eight; having the ratio of one to eight.
Subofficer (n.) An under or subordinate officer.
Suborbital (a.) Alt. of Suborbitar
Suborbitar (a.) Situated under or below the orbit.
Subpleural (a.) Situated under the pleural membrane.
Subpoenaed (imp. & p. p.) of Subpoena
Subreption (n.) The act of obtaining a favor by surprise, or by unfair representation through suppression or fraudulent concealment of facts.
Subreptive (a.) Surreptitious.
Subriguous (a.) Watered or wet beneath; well-watered.
Subscribed (imp. & p. p.) of Subscribe
Subscriber (n.) One who subscribes; one who contributes to an undertaking by subscribing.
Subscriber (n.) One who enters his name for a paper, book, map, or the like.
Subsellium (n.) One of the stalls of the lower range where there are two ranges. See Illust. of Stall.
Subsequent (a.) Following in time; coming or being after something else at any time, indefinitely; as, subsequent events; subsequent ages or years; a period long subsequent to the foundation of Rome.
Subsequent (a.) Following in order of place; succeeding; as, a subsequent clause in a treaty.
Subserving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Subserve
Subsesqui- () A prefix (also used adjectively) denoting the combination of constituents (especially electro-negative and electro-positive bodies) in the proportion of two to three; as, a subsesqui acetate, i. e., a salt having two equivalents of acetic acid to three of the base.
Subsidence (n.) Alt. of Subsidency
Subsidency (n.) The act or process of subsiding.
Subsidiary (a.) Furnishing aid; assisting; auxiliary; helping; tributary; especially, aiding in an inferior position or capacity; as, a subsidiary stream.
Subsidiary (a.) Of or pertaining to a subsidy; constituting a subsidy; being a part of, or of the nature of, a subsidy; as, subsidiary payments to an ally.
Subsidiary (n.) One who, or that which, contributes aid or additional supplies; an assistant; an auxiliary.
Subsidized (imp. & p. p.) of Subsidize
Subsigning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Subsign
Subsisting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Subsist
Subsistent (a.) Having real being; as, a subsistent spirit.
Subsistent (a.) Inherent; as, qualities subsistent in matter.
Subspecies (n.) A group somewhat lessdistinct than speciesusually are, but based on characters more important than those which characterize ordinary varieties; often, a geographical variety or race.
Subspinous (a.) Subvertebral.
Subspinous (a.) Situated beneath a spinous process, as that of the scapula; as, subspinous dislocation of the humerus.
Substitute (n.) One who, or that which, is substituted or put in the place of another; one who acts for another; that which stands in lieu of something else
Substitute (n.) a person who enlists for military service in the place of a conscript or drafted man.
Substitute (n.) To put in the place of another person or thing; to exchange.
Substratum (n.) That which is laid or spread under; that which underlies something, as a layer of earth lying under another; specifically (Agric.), the subsoil.
Substratum (n.) The permanent subject of qualities or cause of phenomena; substance.
Subsultive (a.) Subsultory.
Subsultory (a.) Bounding; leaping; moving by sudden leaps or starts.
Subsumable (a.) Capable of being subsumed.
Subtangent (n.) The part of the axis contained between the ordinate and tangent drawn to the same point in a curve.
Subtending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Subtend
Subterfuge (n.) That to which one resorts for escape or concealment; an artifice employed to escape censure or the force of an argument, or to justify opinions or conduct; a shift; an evasion.
Subterrane (n.) A cave or room under ground.
Subterrany (a.) Subterranean.
Subterrany (n.) A subterranean place.
Subterrene (a.) Subterraneous.
Subtiliate (v. t.) To make thin or rare.
Subtilized (imp. & p. p.) of Subtilize
Subtilizer (n.) One who subtilizes.
Subtleness (n.) The quality or state of being subtle; subtlety.
Subtleties (pl. ) of Subtlety
Subtracted (imp. & p. p.) of Subtract
Subtracter (n.) One who subtracts.
Subtracter (n.) The subtrahend.
Subtrahend (n.) The sum or number to be subtracted, or taken from another.
Subtruding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Subtrude
Subtypical (a.) Deviating somewhat from the type of a species, genus, or other group; slightly aberrant.
Subuliform (a.) Subulate.
Subulipalp (n.) One of a group of carabid beetles having slender palpi.
Subumbonal (a.) Beneath or forward of the umbos of a bivalve shell.
Subvaginal (a.) Situated under or inside a sheath or vaginal membrane; as, the subvaginal, or subdural, spaces about the optic nerve.
Subvariety (n.) A subordinate variety, or a division of a variety.
Subvention (n.) The act of coming under.
Subvention (n.) The act of relieving, as of a burden; support; aid; assistance; help.
Subvention (n.) A government aid or bounty.
Subvention (v. t.) To subventionize.
Subversion (n.) The act of overturning, or the state of being overturned; entire overthrow; an overthrow from the foundation; utter ruin; destruction; as, the subversion of a government; the subversion of despotic power; the subversion of the constitution.
Subversive (a.) Tending to subvert; having a tendency to overthrow and ruin.
Subverting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Subvert
Succedanea (pl. ) of Succedaneum
Succeeding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Succeed
Succeedant (a.) Succeeding one another; following.
Succeeding (n.) The act of one who, or that which, succeeds; also, that which succeeds, or follows after; consequence.
Successary (n.) Succession.
Successful (a.) Resulting in success; assuring, or promotive of, success; accomplishing what was proposed; having the desired effect; hence, prosperous; fortunate; happy; as, a successful use of medicine; a successful experiment; a successful enterprise.
Succession (n.) The act of succeeding, or following after; a following of things in order of time or place, or a series of things so following; sequence; as, a succession of good crops; a succession of disasters.
Succession (n.) A series of persons or things according to some established rule of precedence; as, a succession of kings, or of bishops; a succession of events in chronology.
Succession (n.) An order or series of descendants;
Succession (n.) The power or right of succeeding to the station or title of a father or other predecessor; the right to enter upon the office, rank, position, etc., held ny another; also, the entrance into the office, station, or rank of a predecessor; specifically, the succeeding, or right of succeeding, to a throne.
Succession (n.) The right to enter upon the possession of the property of an ancestor, or one near of kin, or one preceding in an established order.
Succession (n.) The person succeeding to rank or office; a successor or heir.
Successive (a.) Following in order or in uninterrupted course; coming after without interruption or interval; following one after another in a
Successive (a.) Having or giving the right of succeeding to an inheritance; inherited by succession; hereditary; as, a successive title; a successive empire.
Succiduous (a.) Ready to fall; falling.
Succinamic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid amide derivative of succinic acid, obtained as a white crystal
Succinuric (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid amide, analogous to succinamic acid, which is obtained as a white crystal
Succorable (a.) Capable of being succored or assisted; admitting of relief.
Succorless (a.) Destitute of succor.
Succulence (n.) Alt. of Succulency
Succulency (n.) The quality or condition of being succulent; juiciness; as, the succulence of a peach.
Succumbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Succumb
Succumbent (a.) Submissive; yielding.
Succussion (n.) The act of shaking; a shake; esp. (Med.), a shaking of the body to ascertain if there be a liquid in the thorax.
Succussive (a.) Characterized by a shaking motion, especially an up and down movement, and not merely tremulous oscillation; as, the succussive motion in earthquakes.
Suckanhock (n.) A kind of seawan. See Note under Seawan.
Suctorious (a.) Suctorial.
Sudatorium (n.) A sudatory.
Sudatories (pl. ) of Sudatory
Sufferable (a.) Able to suffer or endure; patient.
Sufferable (a.) That may be suffered, tolerated, or permitted; allowable; tolerable.
Sufferance (n.) The state of suffering; the bearing of pain; endurance.
Sufferance (n.) Pain endured; misery; suffering; distress.
Sufferance (n.) Loss; damage; injury.
Sufferance (n.) Submission under difficult or oppressive circumstances; patience; moderation.
Sufferance (n.) Negative consent by not forbidding or hindering; toleration; permission; allowance; leave.
Sufferance (n.) A permission granted by the customs authorities for the shipment of goods.
Sufficient (a.) Equal to the end proposed; adequate to wants; enough; ample; competent; as, provision sufficient for the family; an army sufficient to defend the country.
Sufficient (a.) Possessing adequate talents or accomplishments; of competent power or ability; qualified; fit.
Sufficient (a.) Capable of meeting obligations; responsible.
Sufficient (a.) Self-sufficient; self-satisfied; content.
Suffisance (n.) Sufficiency; plenty; abundance; contentment.
Suffixment (n.) Suffixion.
Sufflation (n.) The act of blowing up or inflating.
Suffocated (imp. & p. p.) of Suffocate
Suffossion (n.) A digging under; an undermining.
Suffragant (a. & n.) Suffragan.
Suffragate (a.) To vote or vote with.
Suffragist (n.) One who possesses or exercises the political right of suffrage; a voter.
Suffragist (n.) One who has certain opinions or desires about the political right of suffrage; as, a woman suffragist.
Sugariness (n.) The quality or state of being sugary, or sweet.
Suggesting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Suggest
Suggestion (n.) The act of suggesting; presentation of an idea.
Suggestion (n.) That which is suggested; an intimation; an insinuation; a hint; a different proposal or mention; also, formerly, a secret incitement; temptation.
Suggestion (n.) Charge; complaint; accusation.
Suggestion (n.) Information without oath; an entry of a material fact or circumstance on the record for the information of the court, at the death or insolvency of a party.
Suggestion (n.) The act or power of originating or recalling ideas or relations, distinguished as original and relative; -- a term much used by Scottish metaphysicians from Hutcherson to Thomas Brown.
Suggestive (a.) Containing a suggestion, hint, or intimation.
Suggillate (v. t.) To beat livid, or black and blue.
Suicidical (a.) Suicidal.
Sulphamate (n.) A salt of sulphamic acid.
Sulphamide (n.) Any one of a series of amido compounds obtained by treating sulphuryl chloride with various amines.
Sulphauric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a hypothetical sulphacid of gold (aurum), known only in its salts.
Sulphinate (n.) A salt of a sulphinic acid.
Sulphinide (n.) A white or yellowish crystal
Sulphonate (n.) A salt of sulphonic acid.
Sulphonium (n.) A hypothetical radical, SH3, regarded as the type and nucleus of the sulphines.
Sulphosalt (n.) A salt of a sulphacid.
Sulphurate (a.) Sulphureous.
Sulphurate (v. t.) To sulphurize.
Sulphurine (a.) Sulphureous.
Sulphuring (n.) Exposure to the fumes of burning sulphur, as in bleaching; the process of bleaching by exposure to the fumes of sulphur.
Sulphurize (v. t.) To combine or impregnate with sulphur or any of its compounds; as, to sulphurize caoutchouc in vulcanizing.
Sulphurous (a.) Of or pertaining to sulphur.
Sulphurous (a.) Derived from, or containing, sulphur; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a lower valence as contrasted with the sulphuric compounds.
Sulphurous (a.) Having the characteristic odor of sulphur dioxide, or of hydrogen sulphide, or of other sulphur compounds.
Sulphydric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, hydrogen sulphide, which is regarded as an acid, especially when in solution.
Sultan-red (a.) Having a deep red color.
Sultanship (n.) The office or dignity of a sultan.
Sultriness (n.) The quality or state of being sultry.
Summerstir (v. t.) To summer-fallow.
Summertide (n.) Summer time.
Summertree (n.) A summer. See 2d Summer.
Summitless (a.) Having no summit.
Sunburning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sunburn
Sun-burner (n.) A circle or cluster of gas-burners for lighting and ventilating public buildings.
Sunburning (n.) Sunburn; tan.
Sunglasses (pl. ) of Sunglass
Sunsetting (n.) The descent of the sun below the horizon; also, the time when the sun sets; evening. Also used figuratively.
Sunsetting (n.) Hence, the region where the sun sets; the west.
Sun-struck (a.) Overcome by, or affected with, sunstroke; as, sun-struck soldiers.
Superadded (imp. & p. p.) of Superadd
Superaltar (n.) A raised shelf or stand on the back of an altar, on which different objects can be placed; a predella or gradino.
Superbiate (v. t.) To make (a person) haughty.
Supercargo (n.) An officer or person in a merchant ship, whose duty is to manage the sales, and superintend the commercial concerns, of the voyage.
Superchery (n.) Deceit; fraud; imposition.
Superexalt (v. t.) To exalt to a superior degree; to exalt above others.
Superhuman (a.) Above or beyond what is human; sometimes, divine; as, superhuman strength; superhuman wisdom.
Superiorly (adv.) In a superior position or manner.
Superlunar (a.) Alt. of Superlunary
Superorder (n.) A group intermediate in importance between an order and a subclass.
Superoxide (n.) See Peroxide.
Superplant (n.) A plant growing on another, as the mistletoe; an epiphyte.
Superposed (imp. & p. p.) of Superpose
Superregal (a.) More than regal; worthy of one greater than a king.
Superroyal (a.) Larger than royal; -- said of a particular size of printing and writing paper. See the Note under Paper, n.
Superseded (imp. & p. p.) of Supersede
Supersolar (a.) Above the sun.
Supertonic (n.) The note next above the keynote; the second of the scale.
Supervened (imp. & p. p.) of Supervene
Supervisal (n.) Supervision.
Supervised (imp. & p. p.) of Supervise
Supervisor (n.) One who supervises; an overseer; an inspector; a superintendent; as, a supervisor of schools.
Supervisor (n.) A spectator; a looker-on.
Supination (n.) The act of turning the hand palm upward; also, position of the hand with the palm upward.
Supination (n.) The act or state of lying with the face upward. Opposed to pronation.
Supperless (a.) Having no supper; deprived of supper; as, to go supperless to bed.
Supplanted (imp. & p. p.) of Supplant
Supplanter (n.) One who supplants.
Supplement (v. t.) That which supplies a deficiency, or meets a want; a store; a supply.
Supplement (v. t.) That which fills up, completes, or makes an addition to, something already organized, arranged, or set apart; specifically, a part added to, or issued as a continuation of, a book or paper, to make good its deficiencies or correct its errors.
Supplement (v. t.) The number of degrees which, if added to a specified arc, make it 180!; the quantity by which an arc or an angle falls short of 180 degrees, or an arc falls short of a semicircle.
Supplement (v. t.) To fill up or supply by addition; to add something to.
Suppleness (n.) The quality or state of being supple; flexibility; pliableness; pliancy.
Suppletive (a.) Alt. of Suppletory
Suppletory (a.) Supplying deficiencies; supplementary; as, a suppletory oath.
Suppletory (n.) That which is to supply what is wanted.
Suppliance (n.) That which supplies a want; assistance; a gratification; satisfaction.
Suppliance (n.) Supplication; entreaty.
Supplicant (a.) Entreating; asking submissively.
Supplicant (n.) One who supplicates; a suppliant.
Supplicate (v. t.) To entreat for; to seek by earnest prayer; to ask for earnestly and humbly; as, to supplicate blessings on Christian efforts to spread the gospel.
Supplicate (v. t.) To address in prayer; to entreat as a supplicant; as, to supplicate the Deity.
Supplicate (v. i.) To make petition with earnestness and submission; to implore.
Supplyment (n.) A supplying or furnishing; supply.
Supporting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Support
Supportful (a.) Abounding with support.
Supposable (a.) Capable of being supposed, or imagined to exist; as, that is not a supposable case.
Suppositor (n.) An apparatus for the introduction of suppositories into the rectum.
Suppressed (imp. & p. p.) of Suppress
Suppressor (n.) One who suppresses.
Suppurated (imp. & p. p.) of Suppurate
Suprahyoid (a.) Hyomental.
Supraloral (a.) Situated above the lores; as, the supraloral feathers of a bird.
Supraloral (n.) A supraloral feather.
Supralunar (a.) Alt. of Supralunary
Suprapedal (a.) Situated above the foot of a mollusk; as, the suprapedal gland.
Suprapubic (a.) Situated above, or anterior to, the pubic bone.
Suprarenal (a.) Situated above, or anterior to, the kidneys.
Suprarenal (n.) A suprarenal capsule.
Supravisor (n.) A supervisor.
Surangular (a.) Above the angular bone; supra-angular; -- applied to a bone of the lower jaw in many reptiles and birds.
Surangular (n.) The surangular bone.
Surbedding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Surbed
Surcharged (imp. & p. p.) of Surcharge
Surcharger (n.) One who surcharges.
Surcingled (a.) Bound with the surcingle.
Surcloying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Surcloy
Suretiship (n.) Suretyship.
Suretyship (n.) The state of being surety; the obligation of a person to answer for the debt, default, or miscarriage of another.
Surfeiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Surfeit
Surgically (adv.) By means of surgery.
Surmisable (a.) Capable of being surmised; as, a surmisable result.
Surmounted (imp. & p. p.) of Surmount
Surmounted (a.) Having its vertical height greater than the half span; -- said of an arch.
Surmounted (a.) Partly covered by another charge; -- said of an ordinary or other bearing.
Surmounter (n.) One who, or that which, surmounts.
Surnominal (a.) Of or pertaining to a surname or surnames.
Suroxidate (v. t.) To combine with oxygen so as to form a suroxide or peroxide.
Surpassing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Surpass
Surpassing (a.) Eminently excellent; exceeding others.
Surplusage (n.) Surplus; excess; overplus; as, surplusage of grain or goods beyond what is wanted.
Surplusage (n.) Matter in pleading which is not necessary or relevant to the case, and which may be rejected.
Surplusage (n.) A greater disbursement than the charge of the accountant amounts to.
Surprising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Surprise
Surprising (a.) Exciting surprise; extraordinary; of a nature to excite wonder and astonishment; as, surprising bravery; a surprising escape from danger.
Surquedous (a.) Alt. of Surquedrous
Surrebound (v. i.) To give back echoes; to reecho.
Surrebuter (n.) The reply of a plaintiff to a defendant's rebutter.
Surreption (n.) The act or process of getting in a surreptitious manner, or by craft or stealth.
Surreption (n.) A coming unperceived or suddenly.
Surrounded (imp. & p. p.) of Surround
Surveyance (n.) Survey; inspection.
Survivance (n.) Alt. of Survivancy
Survivancy (n.) Survivorship.
Survivency (n.) Survivorship.
Susception (n.) The act of taking; reception.
Susceptive (a.) Susceptible.
Suscipient (a.) Receiving; admitting.
Suscipient (n.) One who takes or admits; one who receives.
Suscitated (imp. & p. p.) of Suscitate
Suspecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Suspect
Suspectful (a.) Apt to suspect or mistrust; full of suspicion; suspicious; as, to be suspectful of the motives of others.
Suspection (n.) Suspicion.
Suspending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Suspend
Suspensely (adv.) In suspense.
Suspension (n.) The act of suspending, or the state of being suspended; pendency; as, suspension from a hook.
Suspension (n.) Especially, temporary delay, interruption, or cessation
Suspension (n.) Of labor, study, pain, etc.
Suspension (n.) Of decision, determination, judgment, etc.; as, to ask a suspension of judgment or opinion in view of evidence to be produced.
Suspension (n.) Of the payment of what is due; as, the suspension of a mercantile firm or of a bank.
Suspension (n.) Of punishment, or sentence of punishment.
Suspension (n.) Of a person in respect of the exercise of his office, powers, prerogative, etc.; as, the suspension of a student or of a clergyman.
Suspension (n.) Of the action or execution of law, etc.; as, the suspension of the habeas corpus act.
Suspension (n.) A conditional withholding, interruption, or delay; as, the suspension of a payment on the performance of a condition.
Suspension (n.) The state of a solid when its particles are mixed with, but undissolved in, a fluid, and are capable of separation by straining; also, any substance in this state.
Suspension (n.) A keeping of the hearer in doubt and in attentive expectation of what is to follow, or of what is to be the inference or conclusion from the arguments or observations employed.
Suspension (n.) A stay or postponement of execution of a sentence condemnatory by means of letters of suspension granted on application to the lord ordinary.
Suspension (n.) The prolongation of one or more tones of a chord into the chord which follows, thus producing a momentary discord, suspending the concord which the ear expects. Cf. Retardation.
Suspensive (a.) Tending to suspend, or to keep in suspense; causing interruption or delay; uncertain; doubtful.
Suspensory (a.) Suspended; hanging; depending.
Suspensory (a.) Fitted or serving to suspend; suspending; as, a suspensory muscle.
Suspensory (a.) Of or pertaining to a suspensorium.
Suspensory (n.) That which suspends, or holds up, as a truss
Suspensory (n.) a bandage or bag for supporting the scrotum.
Suspicable (v. t.) Liable to suspicion; suspicious.
Suspicious (a.) Inc
Suspicious (a.) Indicating suspicion, mistrust, or fear.
Suspicious (a.) Liable to suspicion; adapted to raise suspicion; giving reason to imagine ill; questionable; as, an author of suspicious innovations; suspicious circumstances.
Sustaining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sustain
Sustenance (n.) The act of sustaining; support; maintenance; subsistence; as, the sustenance of the body; the sustenance of life.
Sustenance (n.) That which supports life; food; victuals; provisions; means of living; as, the city has ample sustenance.
Sustentate (v. t.) To sustain.
Sustention (n.) Sustentation.
Sutlership (n.) The condition or occupation of a sutler.
Suzerainty (n.) The dominion or authority of a suzerain; paramount authority.
Tube-nosed (a.) Having the nostrils prolonged in the form of horny tubes along the sides of the beak; -- said of certain sea birds.
Tube-nosed (a.) Belonging to the Tubinares.
Tubercular (a.) Having tubercles; affected with tubercles; tubercled; tuberculate.
Tubercular (a.) Like a tubercle; as, a tubercular excrescence.
Tubercular (a.) Characterized by the development of tubercles; as, tubercular diathesis.
Tuberculin (n.) A fluid containing the products formed by the growth of the tubercle bacillus in a suitable culture medium.
Tuberculum (n.) A tubercle.
Tuberosity (n.) The state of being tuberous.
Tuberosity (n.) An obtuse or knoblike prominence; a protuberance.
Tube-shell (n.) Any bivalve mollusk which secretes a shelly tube around its siphon, as the watering-shell.
Tubicinate (v. i.) To blow a trumpet.
Tubicolous (a.) Inhabiting a tube; as, tubicolous worms.
Tubiporite (n.) Any fossil coral of the genus Syringopora consisting of a cluster of upright tubes united together by small transverse tubules.
Tubulariae (n. pl.) See Tubularida.
Tubularian (n.) Any hydroid belonging to the suborder Tubularida.
Tubularian (a.) Of or pertaining to the tubularians.
Tubularida (n. pl.) An extensive division of Hydroidea; the tubularians; -- called also Athecata, Gymnoblastea, and Tubulariae.
Tubulation (n.) The act of shaping or making a tube, or of providing with a tube; also, a tube or tubulure; as, the tubulation of a retort.
Tubulature (n.) A tubulure.
Tubulicole (n.) Any hydroid which has tubular chitinous stems.
Tubuliform (a.) Having the form of a small tube.
Tubulipore (n.) Any one of numerous species of Bryozoa belonging to Tubulipora and allied genera, having tubular calcareous calicles.
Tufthunter (n.) A hanger-on to noblemen, or persons of quality, especially in English universities; a toady. See 1st Tuft, 3.
Tuitionary (a.) Of or pertaining to tuition.
Tula metal () An alloy of silver, copper, and lead made at Tula in Russia.
Tumbledung (n.) Any one of numerous species of scaraboid beetles belonging to Scarabaeus, Copris, Phanaeus, and allied genera. The female lays her eggs in a globular mass of dung which she rolls by means of her hind legs to a burrow excavated in the earth in which she buries it.
Tumblerful (n.) As much as a tumbler will hold; enough to fill a tumbler.
Tumbleweed (n.) Any plant which habitually breaks away from its roots in the autumn, and is driven by the wind, as a light, rolling mass, over the fields and prairies; as witch grass, wild indigo, Amarantus albus, etc.
Tumulosity (n.) The quality or state of being tumulous; hil
Tumultuary (a.) Attended by, or producing, a tumult; disorderly; promiscuous; confused; tumultuous.
Tumultuary (a.) Restless; agitated; unquiet.
Tumultuate (v. i.) To make a tumult.
Tumultuous (a.) Full of tumult; characterized by tumult; disorderly; turbulent.
Tumultuous (a.) Conducted with disorder; noisy; confused; boisterous; disorderly; as, a tumultuous assembly or meeting.
Tumultuous (a.) Agitated, as with conflicting passions; disturbed.
Tumultuous (a.) Turbulent; violent; as, a tumultuous speech.
Tungstenic (a.) Of or pertaining to tungsten; containing tungsten; as, tungstenic ores.
Tunicaries (pl. ) of Tunicary
Tunnelling () of Tunnel
Turban-top (n.) A kind of fungus with an irregularly wrinkled, somewhat globular pileus (Helvella, / Gyromitra, esculenta.).
Turbidness (n.) The quality or state of being turbid; muddiness; foulness.
Turbillion (n.) A whirl; a vortex.
Turbinated (a.) Whirling in the manner of a top.
Turbinated (a.) Shaped like a top, or inverted cone; narrow at the base, and broad at the apex; as, a turbinated ovary, pericarp, or root.
Turbinated (a.) Turbinal.
Turbinated (a.) Spiral with the whorls decreasing rapidly from a large base to a pointed apex; -- said of certain shells.
Turbinella (n.) A genus of large marine gastropods having a thick heavy shell with conspicuous folds on the columella.
Turbulence (n.) The quality or state of being turbulent; a disturbed state; tumult; disorder; agitation.
Turbulency (n.) Turbulence.
Tureenfuls (pl. ) of Tureenful
Turgescing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Turgesce
Turgescent (a.) Becoming turgid or inflated; swelling; growing big.
Turmoiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Turmoil
Turnbroach (n.) A turnspit.
Turnpiking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Turnpike
Turnverein (n.) A company or association of gymnasts and athletes.
Turpentine (n.) A semifluid or fluid oleoresin, primarily the exudation of the terebinth, or turpentine, tree (Pistacia Terebinthus), a native of the Mediterranean region. It is also obtained from many coniferous trees, especially species of pine, larch, and fir.
Turritella (n.) Any spiral marine gastropod belonging to Turritella and allied genera. These mollusks have an elongated, turreted shell, composed of many whorls. They have a rounded aperture, and a horny multispiral operculum.
Turtledove (n.) Any one of numerous species of pigeons belonging to Turtur and allied genera, native of various parts of the Old World; especially, the common European species (Turtur vulgaris), which is noted for its plaintive note, affectionate disposition, and devotion to its mate.
Turtledove (n.) Any one of several species of pigeons more or less resembling the true turtledoves, as the American mourning dove (see under Dove), and the Australian turtledove (Stictopelia cuneata).
Turtlehead (n.) An American perennial herb (Chelone glabra) having white flowers shaped like the head of a turtle. Called also snakehead, shell flower, and balmony.
Tuscaroras (n. pl.) A tribe of North American Indians formerly living on the Neuse and Tar rivers in North Carolina. They were conquered in 1713, after which the remnant of the tribe joined the Five Nations, thus forming the Six Nations. See Six Nations, under Six.
Tusk-shell (n.) See 2d Tusk, n., 2.
Tussicular (a.) Of or pertaining to a cough.
Vulcanized (imp. & p. p.) of Vulcanize
Vulcanizer (n.) One who, or that which, vulcanizes; esp., an apparatus for vulcanizing caoutchouc.
Vulgarized (imp. & p. p.) of Vulgarize
Vulgarness (n.) The quality of being vulgar.
Vulnerable (a.) Capable of being wounded; susceptible of wounds or external injuries; as, a vulnerable body.
Vulnerable (a.) Liable to injury; subject to be affected injuriously; assailable; as, a vulnerable reputation.
Vulnifical (a.) Causing wounds; inflicting wounds; wounding.
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