11 letter words whose second letter is A
Babylonical (a.) Pertaining to Babylon, or made there; as, Babylonic garments, carpets, or hangings.
Babylonical (a.) Tumultuous; disorderly.
Bacchanalia (n. pl.) A feast or an orgy in honor of Bacchus.
Bacchanalia (n. pl.) Hence: A drunken feast; drunken reveler.
Bacciferous (a.) Producing berries.
Baccivorous (a.) Eating, or subsisting on, berries; as, baccivorous birds.
Bachelordom (n.) The state of bachelorhood; the whole body of bachelors.
Bachelorism (n.) Bachelorhood; also, a manner or peculiarity belonging to bachelors.
Bacillariae (n. pl.) See Diatom.
Bacilliform (a.) Rod-shaped.
Backsettler (n.) One living in the back or outlying districts of a community.
Backslidden (p. p.) of Backslide
Backsliding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Backslide
Backsliding (a.) Slipping back; falling back into sin or error; sinning.
Backsliding (n.) The act of one who backslides; abandonment of faith or duty.
Back stairs () Stairs in the back part of a house, as distinguished from the front stairs; hence, a private or indirect way.
Bactericide (n.) Same as Germicide.
Bacteroidal (a.) Resembling bacteria; as, bacteroid particles.
Baculometry (n.) Measurement of distance or altitude by a staff or staffs.
Badderlocks (n.) A large black seaweed (Alaria esculenta) sometimes eaten in Europe; -- also called murlins, honeyware, and henware.
Bailiffwick (n.) See Bailiwick.
Balaenoidea (n.) A division of the Cetacea, including the right whale and all other whales having the mouth fringed with baleen. See Baleen.
Balanceable (a.) Such as can be balanced.
Balancement (n.) The act or result of balancing or adjusting; equipoise; even adjustment of forces.
Balancereef (n.) The last reef in a fore-and-aft sail, taken to steady the ship.
Balbucinate (v. i.) To stammer.
Balefulness (n.) The quality or state of being baleful.
Balistraria (n.) A narrow opening, often cruciform, through which arrows might be discharged.
Ball-flower (n.) An ornament resembling a ball placed in a circular flower, the petals of which form a cup round it, -- usually inserted in a hollow molding.
Ballotation (n.) Voting by ballot.
Balsamation (n.) The act of imparting balsamic properties.
Balsamation (n.) The art or process of embalming.
Bambocciade (n.) A representation of a grotesque scene from common or rustic life.
Bamboozling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bamboozle
Bankrupting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bankrupt
Bantam work () Carved and painted work in imitation of Japan ware.
Baptismally (adv.) In a baptismal manner.
Baptistical (a.) Baptistic.
Baptization (n.) Baptism.
Baptizement (n.) The act of baptizing.
Barbacanage (n.) See Barbicanage.
Barbaresque (a.) Barbaric in form or style; as, barbaresque architecture.
Barbarities (pl. ) of Barbarity
Barbarizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Barbarize
Barbarously (adv.) In a barbarous manner.
Barber fish () See Surgeon fish.
Barbicanage (n.) Alt. of Barbacanage
Barbacanage (n.) Money paid for the support of a barbican.
Barbigerous (a.) Having a beard; bearded; hairy.
Barefacedly (adv.) Openly; shamelessly.
Bargecourse (n.) A part of the tiling which projects beyond the principal rafters, in buildings where there is a gable.
Bark beetle () A small beetle of many species (family Scolytidae), which in the larval state bores under or in the bark of trees, often doing great damage.
Barleybrake (n.) Alt. of Barleybreak
Barleybreak (n.) An ancient rural game, commonly played round stacks of barley, or other grain, in which some of the party attempt to catch others who run from a goal.
Barley-bree (n.) Liquor made from barley; strong ale.
Barracouata (n.) A voracious pikelike, marine fish, of the genus Sphyraena, sometimes used as food.
Barracouata (n.) A large edible fresh-water fish of Australia and New Zealand (Thyrsites atun).
Barricading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Barricade
Barycentric (a.) Of or pertaining to the center of gravity. See Barycentric calculus, under Calculus.
Basaltiform (a.) In the form of basalt; columnar.
Base-burner (n.) A furnace or stove in which the fuel is contained in a hopper or chamber, and is fed to the fire as the lower stratum is consumed.
Bashfulness (n.) The quality of being bashful.
Basset horn (a.) An instrument blown with a reed, and resembling a clarinet, but of much greater compass, embracing nearly four octaves.
Bass-relief (n.) Some as Bas-relief.
Bastardized (imp. & p. p.) of Bastardize
Bastinadoes (pl. ) of Bastinado
Bastinadoes (imp. & p. p.) of Bastinado
Bathymetric (a.) Alt. of Bathymetrical
Battologist (n.) One who battologizes.
Battologize (v. t.) To keep repeating needlessly; to iterate.
Cabinetwork (n.) The art or occupation of working upon wooden furniture requiring nice workmanship; also, such furniture.
Cachectical (a.) Having, or pertaining to, cachexia; as, cachectic remedies; cachectical blood.
Cacodoxical (a.) Heretical.
Cacogastric (a.) Troubled with bad digestion.
Cacographic (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, cacography; badly written or spelled.
Cacophonous (a.) Alt. of Cacophonious
Cacophonies (pl. ) of Cacophony
Caffetannic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the tannin of coffee.
Caking coal () See Coal.
Calamistrum (n.) A comblike structure on the metatarsus of the hind legs of certain spiders (Ciniflonidae), used to curl certain fibers in the construction of their webs.
Calcedonian (a.) See Chalcedonic.
Calceolaria (n.) A genus of showy herbaceous or shrubby plants, brought from South America; slipperwort. It has a yellow or purple flower, often spotted or striped, the shape of which suggests its name.
Calciferous (a.) Bearing, producing, or containing calcite, or carbonate of lime.
Calcigenous (a.) Tending to form, or to become, a calx or earthlike substance on being oxidized or burnt; as magnesium, calcium. etc.
Calcigerous (a.) Holding lime or other earthy salts; as, the calcigerous cells of the teeth.
Calcimining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Calcimine
Calcination (n.) The act or process of disintegrating a substance, or rendering it friable by the action of heat, esp. by the expulsion of some volatile matter, as when carbonic and acid is expelled from carbonate of calcium in the burning of limestone in order to make lime.
Calcination (n.) The act or process of reducing a metal to an oxide or metallic calx; oxidation.
Calcinatory (n.) A vessel used in calcination.
Calcivorous (a.) Eroding, or eating into, limestone.
Calcography (n.) The art of drawing with chalk.
Calc-sinter (n.) See under Calcite.
Calculating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Calculate
Calculating (a.) Of or pertaining to mathematical calculations; performing or able to perform mathematical calculations.
Calculating (a.) Given to contrivance or forethought; forecasting; scheming; as, a cool calculating disposition.
Calculating (n.) The act or process of making mathematical computations or of estimating results.
Calculation (n.) The act or process, or the result, of calculating; computation; reckoning, estimate.
Calculation (n.) An expectation based on circumstances.
Calculative (a.) Of or pertaining to calculation; involving calculation.
Calculatory (a.) Belonging to calculation.
Calefacient (a.) Making warm; heating.
Calefacient (n.) A substance that excites warmth in the parts to which it is applied, as mustard.
Calefaction (n.) The act of warming or heating; the production of heat in a body by the action of fire, or by communication of heat from other bodies.
Calefaction (n.) The state of being heated.
Calefactive (a.) See Calefactory.
Calefactory (a.) Making hot; producing or communicating heat.
Calefactory (n.) An apartment in a monastery, warmed and used as a sitting room.
Calefactory (n.) A hollow sphere of metal, filled with hot water, or a chafing dish, placed on the altar in cold weather for the priest to warm his hands with.
Calendaring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Calendar
Calendarial (a.) Of or pertaining to the calendar or a calendar.
Calendering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Calender
Calendrical (a.) Of or pertaining to a calendar.
Calibration (n.) The process of estimating the caliber a tube, as of a thermometer tube, in order to graduate it to a scale of degrees; also, more generally, the determination of the true value of the spaces in any graduated instrument.
Californian (a.) Of or pertaining to California.
Californian (n.) A native or inhabitant of California.
Caligraphic (a.) See Calligraphic.
Calisthenis (a.) Of or pertaining to calisthenics.
Calligraphy (n.) Fair or elegant penmanship.
Callosities (pl. ) of Callosity
Calorifiant (a.) See Calorificient.
Calorimeter (n.) An apparatus for measuring the amount of heat contained in bodies or developed by some mechanical or chemical process, as friction, chemical combination, combustion, etc.
Calorimeter (n.) An apparatus for measuring the proportion of unevaporated water contained in steam.
Calorimetry (n.) Measurement of the quantities of heat in bodies.
Calorimotor (n.) A voltaic battery, having a large surface of plate, and producing powerful heating effects.
Calumniated (imp. & p. p.) of Calumniate
Calumniator (n.) One who calumniates.
Calvessnout (n.) Snapdragon.
Calvinistic (a.) Alt. of Calvinistical
Calyculated (a.) Having a set of bracts resembling a calyx.
Campaniform (a.) Bell-shaped.
Campanology (n.) The art of ringing bells, or a treatise on the art.
Campanulate (a.) Bell-shaped.
Campbellite (n.) A member of the denomination called Christians or Disciples of Christ. They themselves repudiate the term Campbellite as a nickname. See Christian, 3.
Campestrian (a.) Relating to an open fields; drowing in a field; growing in a field, or open ground.
Canaanitish (a.) Of or pertaining to Canaan or the Canaanites.
Canaliculus (n.) A minute canal.
Canary bird () A small singing bird of the Finch family (Serinus Canarius), a native of the Canary Islands. It was brought to Europe in the 16th century, and made a household pet. It generally has a yellowish
Cancellated (a.) Crossbarred; marked with cross
Cancellated (a.) Open or spongy, as some porous bones.
Canceration (n.) The act or state of becoming cancerous or growing into a cancer.
Candelabrum (n.) A lamp stand of any sort.
Candelabrum (n.) A highly ornamented stand of marble or other ponderous material, usually having three feet, -- frequently a votive offering to a temple.
Candelabrum (n.) A large candlestick, having several branches.
Candescence (n.) See Incandescence.
Candidating (n.) The taking of the position of a candidate; specifically, the preaching of a clergyman with a view to settlement.
Candidature (n.) Candidacy.
Candle coal () See Cannel coal.
Candlelight (n.) The light of a candle.
Candlestick (n.) An instrument or utensil for supporting a candle.
Canker rash () A form of scarlet fever characterized by ulcerated or putrid sore throat.
Cannel coal () A kind of mineral coal of a black color, sufficiently hard and solid to be cut and polished. It burns readily, with a clear, yellow flame, and on this account has been used as a substitute for candles.
Cannibalism (n.) The act or practice of eating human flesh by mankind. Hence; Murderous cruelty; barbarity.
Cannonading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cannonade
Cannon bone () See Canon Bone.
Cannonering (n.) The use of cannon.
Canonically (adv.) In a canonical manner; according to the canons.
Cantharidal (a.) Of or pertaining to cantharides or made of cantharides; as, cantharidal plaster.
Cantharides (n. pl.) See Cantharis.
Cantharidin (n.) The active principle of the cantharis, or Spanish fly, a volatile, acrid, bitter solid, crystallizing in four-sided prisms.
Cantharides (pl. ) of Cantharis
Capableness (n.) The quality or state of being capable; capability; adequateness; competency.
Capacitated (imp. & p. p.) of Capacitate
Caparisoned (imp. & p. p.) of Caparison
Capillament (n.) A filament.
Capillament (n.) Any villous or hairy covering; a fine fiber or filament, as of the nerves.
Capillarity (n.) The quality or condition of being capillary.
Capillarity (n.) The peculiar action by which the surface of a liquid, where it is in contact with a solid (as in a capillary tube), is elevated or depressed; capillary attraction.
Capillation (n.) A capillary blood vessel.
Capillature (n.) A bush of hair; frizzing of the hair.
Capilliform (a.) In the shape or form of, a hair, or of hairs.
Capitalized (imp. & p. p.) of Capitalize
Capitalness (n.) The quality of being capital; preeminence.
Capitellate (a.) Having a very small knoblike termination, or collected into minute capitula.
Capitularly (adv.) In the manner or form of an ecclesiastical chapter.
Capitulated (imp. & p. p.) of Capitulate
Capitulator (n.) One who capitulates.
Caprigenous (a.) Of the goat kind.
Captainship (n.) The condition, rank, post, or authority of a captain or chief commander.
Captainship (n.) Military skill; as, to show good captainship.
Captivating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Captivate
Captivating (a.) Having power to captivate or charm; fascinating; as, captivating smiles.
Captivation (n.) The act of captivating.
Caravansary (n.) A kind of inn, in the East, where caravans rest at night, being a large, rude, unfurnished building, surrounding a court.
Carbazotate (n.) A salt of carbazotic or picric acid; a picrate.
Carbonadoed (imp. & p. p.) of Carbonade
Carbonadoes (pl. ) of Carbonado
Carbonarism (n.) The principles, practices, or organization of the Carbonari.
Carbonizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Carbonize
Carbostyril (n.) A white crystal
Carbuncular (a.) Belonging to a carbuncle; resembling a carbuncle; red; inflamed.
Carburetted () of Carburet
Carbureting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Carburet
Carburetant (n.) Any volatile liquid used in charging illuminating gases.
Carburizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Carburize
Carcavelhos (n.) A sweet wine. See Calcavella.
Carcel lamp () A French mechanical lamp, for lighthouses, in which a superabundance of oil is pumped to the wick tube by clockwork.
Carcinology (n.) The department of zoology which treats of the Crustacea (lobsters, crabs, etc.); -- called also malacostracology and crustaceology.
Cardiagraph (n.) See Cardiograph.
Cardinalate (n.) The office, rank, or dignity of a cardinal.
Cardinalize (v. t.) To exalt to the office of a cardinal.
Cardiograph (n.) An instrument which, when placed in contact with the chest, will register graphically the comparative duration and intensity of the heart's movements.
Cardiometry (n.) Measurement of the heart, as by percussion or auscultation.
Carefulness (n.) Quality or state of being careful.
Caressingly (ad.) In caressing manner.
Caricatured (imp. & p. p.) of Caricature
Carminative (a.) Expelling wind from the body; warming; antispasmodic.
Carminative (n.) A substance, esp. an aromatic, which tends to expel wind from the alimentary canal, or to relieve colic, griping, or flatulence.
Carnalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Carnalize
Carnationed (a.) Having a flesh color.
Carnivorous (a.) Eating or feeding on flesh. The term is applied: (a) to animals which naturally seek flesh for food, as the tiger, dog, etc.; (b) to plants which are supposed to absorb animal food; (c) to substances which destroy animal tissue, as caustics.
Carousingly (adv.) In the manner of a carouser.
Carpologist (n.) One who describes fruits; one versed in carpology.
Cartography (n.) The art or business of forming charts or maps.
Cartularies (pl. ) of Cartulary
Carunculous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or like, a caruncle; furnished with caruncles.
Carunculate (a.) Alt. of Carunculated
Carvelbuilt (a.) Having the planks meet flush at the seams, instead of lapping as in a clinker-built vessel.
Cascarillin (n.) A white, crystallizable, bitter substance extracted from oil of cascarilla.
Cashmerette (n.) A kind of dress goods, made with a soft and glossy surface like cashmere.
Casse Paper () Broken paper; the outside quires of a ream.
Cassioberry (n.) The fruit of the Viburnum obovatum, a shrub which grows from Virginia to Florida.
Cassiterite (n.) Native tin dioxide; tin stone; a mineral occurring in tetragonal crystals of reddish brown color, and brilliant adamantine luster; also massive, sometimes in compact forms with concentric fibrous structure resembling wood (wood tin), also in rolled fragments or pebbly (Stream tin). It is the chief source of metallic tin. See Black tin, under Black.
Cassowaries (pl. ) of Cassowary
Cassumuniar (n.) A pungent, bitter, aromatic, gingerlike root, obtained from the East Indies.
Castellated (a.) Inclosed within a building; as, a fountain or cistern castellated.
Castellated (a.) Furnished with turrets and battlements, like a castle; built in the style of a castle.
Castigating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Castigate
Castigation (n.) Corrective punishment; chastisement; reproof; pungent criticism.
Castigation (n.) Emendation; correction.
Castigatory (a.) Punitive in order to amendment; corrective.
Castigatory (n.) An instrument formerly used to punish and correct arrant scolds; -- called also a ducking stool, or trebucket.
Castor bean () The bean or seed of the castor-oil plant (Ricinus communis, or Palma Christi.)
Castrensial (a.) Belonging to a camp.
Castrensian (a.) Castrensial.
Casuistieal (a.) Of or pertaining to casuists or casuistry.
Catabaptist (n.) One who opposes baptism, especially of infants.
Catacaustic (a.) Relating to, or having the properties of, a caustic curve formed by reflection. See Caustic, a.
Catacaustic (n.) A caustic curve formed by reflection of light.
Catachresis (n.) A figure by which one word is wrongly put for another, or by which a word is wrested from its true signification; as, "To take arms against a sea of troubles". Shak. "Her voice was but the shadow of a sound." Young.
Cataclysmal (a.) Alt. of Cataclysmic
Cataclysmic (a.) Of or pertaining to a cataclysm.
Catacoustic (n.) That part of acoustics which treats of reflected sounds or echoes See Acoustics.
Catadromous (a.) Having the lowest inferior segment of a pinna nearer the rachis than the lowest superior one; -- said of a mode of branching in ferns, and opposed to anadromous.
Catadromous (a.) Living in fresh water, and going to the sea to spawn; -- opposed to anadromous, and said of the eel.
Cataloguing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Catalogue
Cataphonics (n.) That branch of acoustics which treats of reflected sounds; catacoustics.
Cataractous (a.) Of the nature of a cataract in the eye; affected with cataract.
Catastaltic (a.) Checking evacuations through astringent or styptic qualities.
Catasterism (n.) A placing among the stars; a catalogue of stars.
Catastrophe (n.) An event producing a subversion of the order or system of things; a final event, usually of a calamitous or disastrous nature; hence, sudden calamity; great misfortune.
Catastrophe (n.) The final event in a romance or a dramatic piece; a denouement, as a death in a tragedy, or a marriage in a comedy.
Catastrophe (n.) A violent and widely extended change in the surface of the earth, as, an elevation or subsidence of some part of it, effected by internal causes.
Catch-basin (n.) A cistern or vault at the point where a street gutter discharges into a sewer, to catch bulky matters which would not pass readily through the sewer.
Catchweight (adv.) Without any additional weight; without being handicapped; as, to ride catchweight.
Catechetics (n.) The science or practice of instructing by questions and answers.
Catechising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Catechise
Catechismal (a.) Of or pertaining to a catechism, having the form of questions and answers; catechetical.
Catechistic (a.) Alt. of Catechistical
Categorical (a.) Of or pertaining to a category.
Categorical (a.) Not hypothetical or relative; admitting no conditions or exceptions; declarative; absolute; positive; express; as, a categorical proposition, or answer.
Caterpillar (n.) The larval state of a butterfly or any lepidopterous insect; sometimes, but less commonly, the larval state of other insects, as the sawflies, which are also called false caterpillars. The true caterpillars have three pairs of true legs, and several pairs of abdominal fleshy legs (prolegs) armed with hooks. Some are hairy, others naked. They usually feed on leaves, fruit, and succulent vegetables, being often very destructive, Many of them are popularly called worms, as the cu
Caterpillar (n.) A plant of the genus Scorpiurus, with pods resembling caterpillars.
Caterwauled (imp. & p. p.) of Caterwaul
Cat-harping (n.) One of the short ropes or iron cramps used to brace in the shrouds toward the masts so a to give freer sweep to the yards.
Cathedralic (a.) Cathedral.
Cathedrated (a.) Relating to the chair or office of a teacher.
Catheterism (n.) Alt. of Catheterization
Catheterize (v. t.) To operate on with a catheter.
Catholicism (n.) The state or quality of being catholic or universal; catholicity.
Catholicism (n.) Liberality of sentiment; breadth of view.
Catholicism (n.) The faith of the whole orthodox Christian church, or adherence thereto.
Catholicism (n.) The doctrines or faith of the Roman Catholic church, or adherence thereto.
Catholicity (n.) The state or quality of being catholic; universality.
Catholicity (n.) Liberality of sentiments; catholicism.
Catholicity (n.) Adherence or conformity to the system of doctrine held by all parts of the orthodox Christian church; the doctrine so held; orthodoxy.
Catholicity (n.) Adherence to the doctrines of the church of Rome, or the doctrines themselves.
Catholicize (v. t. & i.) To make or to become catholic or Roman Catholic.
Catoptrical (a.) Of or pertaining to catoptrics; produced by reflection.
Cauda galli () A plume-shaped fossil, supposed to be a seaweed, characteristic of the lower Devonian rocks; as, the cauda galli grit.
Cauliflower (n.) An annual variety of Brassica oleracea, or cabbage, of which the cluster of young flower stalks and buds is eaten as a vegetable.
Cauliflower (n.) The edible head or "curd" of a cauliflower plant.
Causatively (adv.) In a causative manner.
Caustically (adv.) In a caustic manner.
Causticness (n.) The quality of being caustic; causticity.
Cauterizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cauterize
Cavalierish (a.) Somewhat like a cavalier.
Cavalierism (n.) The practice or principles of cavaliers.
Cavernulous (a.) Full of little cavities; as, cavernulous metal.
Cavillation (n.) Frivolous or sophistical objection.
Dactylology (n.) The art of communicating ideas by certain movements and positions of the fingers; -- a method of conversing practiced by the deaf and dumb.
Dactylonomy (n.) The art of numbering or counting by the fingers.
Daggle-tail (a.) Alt. of Daggle-tailed
Daggle-tail (n.) A slovenly woman; a slattern; a draggle-tail.
Daguerreian (a.) Pertaining to Daguerre, or to his invention of the daguerreotype.
Daintifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Daintify
Damnability (n.) The quality of being damnable; damnableness.
Damningness (n.) Tendency to bring damnation.
Dangleberry (n.) A dark blue, edible berry with a white bloom, and its shrub (Gaylussacia frondosa) closely allied to the common huckleberry. The bush is also called blue tangle, and is found from New England to Kentucky, and southward.
Daphnomancy (n.) Divination by means of the laurel.
Dastardized (imp. & p. p.) of Dastardize
Dastardness (n.) Dastard
Daubreelite (n.) A sulphide of chromium observed in some meteoric irons.
Day-laborer (n.) One who works by the day; -- usually applied to a farm laborer, or to a workman who does not work at any particular trade.
Earnestness (n.) The state or quality of being earnest; intentness; anxiety.
Ear-piercer (n.) The earwig.
Earthenware (n.) Vessels and other utensils, ornaments, or the like, made of baked clay. See Crockery, Pottery, Stoneware, and Porcelain.
Earth shine () See Earth light, under Earth.
Easternmost (a.) Most eastern.
East Indian () Belonging to, or relating to, the East Indies.
East Indian (n.) A native of, or a dweller in, the East Indies.
Fabricating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fabricate
Fabrication (n.) The act of fabricating, framing, or constructing; construction; manufacture; as, the fabrication of a bridge, a church, or a government.
Fabrication (n.) That which is fabricated; a falsehood; as, the story is doubtless a fabrication.
Facilitated (imp. & p. p.) of Facilitate
Factorizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Factorize
Fair-haired (a.) Having fair or light-colored hair.
Fair-leader (n.) A block, or ring, serving as a guide for the running rigging or for any rope.
Fair-minded (a.) Unprejudiced; just; judicial; honest.
Fallibility (n.) The state of being fallible; liability to deceive or to be deceived; as, the fallibity of an argument or of an adviser.
Fallow deer () A European species of deer (Cervus dama), much smaller than the red deer. In summer both sexes are spotted with white. It is common in England, where it is often domesticated in the parks.
False-faced (a.) Hypocritical.
False-heart (a.) False-hearted.
Falsicrimen () The crime of falsifying.
Falsifiable (a.) Capable of being falsified, counterfeited, or corrupted.
Familiarity (n.) The state of being familiar; intimate and frequent converse, or association; unconstrained intercourse; freedom from ceremony and constraint; intimacy; as, to live in remarkable familiarity.
Familiarity (n.) Anything said or done by one person to another unceremoniously and without constraint; esp., in the pl., such actions and words as propriety and courtesy do not warrant; liberties.
Familiarize (v. t.) To make familiar or intimate; to habituate; to accustom; to make well known by practice or converse; as, to familiarize one's self with scenes of distress.
Familiarize (v. t.) To make acquainted, or skilled, by practice or study; as, to familiarize one's self with a business, a book, or a science.
Familistery (n.) A community in which many persons unite as in one family, and are regulated by certain communistic laws and customs.
Fanaticized (imp. & p. p.) of Fanaticize
Fancymonger (n.) A lovemonger; a whimsical lover.
Fanfaronade (n.) A swaggering; vain boasting; ostentation; a bluster.
Fantastical (a.) Fanciful; unreal; whimsical; capricious; fantastic.
Fantasticly (adv.) Fantastically.
Fantasticco (n.) A fantastic.
Farding-bag (n.) The upper stomach of a cow, or other ruminant animal; the rumen.
Fardingdale (n.) A farthingale.
Fardingdeal (n.) The fourth part of an acre of land.
Farinaceous (a.) Consisting or made of meal or flour; as, a farinaceous diet.
Farinaceous (a.) Yielding farina or flour; as, ffarinaceous seeds.
Farinaceous (a.) Like meal; mealy; pertainiing to meal; as, a farinaceous taste, smell, or appearance.
Farraginous (a.) Formed of various materials; mixed; as, a farraginous mountain.
Fartherance (n.) See Furtherance.
Farthermore (adv.) See Furthermore.
Farthermost (a.) Most remote; farthest.
Farthingale (n.) A hoop skirt or hoop petticoat, or other light, elastic material, used to extend the petticoat.
Fasciculate (a.) Alt. of Fasciculated
Fascinating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fascinate
Fascination (n.) The act of fascinating, bewhiching, or enchanting; enchantment; witchcraft; the exercise of a powerful or irresistible influence on the affections or passions; unseen, inexplicable influence.
Fascination (n.) The state or condition of being fascinated.
Fascination (n.) That which fascinates; a charm; a spell.
Fashionable (a.) Conforming to the fashion or established mode; according with the prevailing form or style; as, a fashionable dress.
Fashionable (a.) Established or favored by custom or use; current; prevailing at a particular time; as, the fashionable philosophy; fashionable opinions.
Fashionable (a.) Observant of the fashion or customary mode; dressing or behaving according to the prevailing fashion; as, a fashionable man.
Fashionable (a.) Genteel; well-bred; as, fashionable society.
Fashionable (n.) A person who conforms to the fashions; -- used chiefly in the plural.
Fashionably (adv.) In a fashionable manner.
Fashionless (a.) Having no fashion.
Fast-handed (a.) Close-handed; close-fisted; covetous; avaricious.
Fastigiated (a.) Narrowing towards the top.
Fastigiated (a.) Clustered, parallel, and upright, as the branches of the Lombardy poplar; pointed.
Fastigiated (a.) United into a conical bundle, or into a bundle with an enlarged head, like a sheaf of wheat.
Fat-brained (a.) Dull of apprehension.
Fatiloquent (a.) Prophetic; fatidical.
Fatiloquist (n.) A fortune teller.
Favoredness (n.) Appearance.
Gag-toothed (a.) Having gagteeth.
Gallantness (n.) The quality of being gallant.
Gallantries (pl. ) of Gallantry
Galley-bird (n.) The European green woodpecker; also, the spotted woodpecker.
Galley-worm (n.) A chilognath myriapod of the genus Iulus, and allied genera, having numerous short legs along the sides; a milliped or "thousand legs." See Chilognatha.
Galliardise (a.) Excessive gayety; merriment.
Gallicanism (n.) The principles, tendencies, or action of those, within the Roman Catholic Church in France, who (esp. in 1682) sought to restrict the papal authority in that country and increase the power of the national church.
Gallicizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gallicize
Gallimaufry (n.) A hash of various kinds of meats, a ragout.
Gallimaufry (n.) Any absurd medley; a hotchpotch.
Gallinaceae (n. pl.) Same as Gallinae.
Gallinacean (n.) One of the Gallinae or gallinaceous birds.
Gallinipper (n.) A large mosquito.
Gallopading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gallopade
Gallotannic (a.) Pertaining to the tannin or nutgalls.
Gallowglass (n.) A heavy-armed foot soldier from Ireland and the Western Isles in the time of Edward /
Galvanizing (p pr. & vb. n.) of Galvanize
Galvanology (n.) A treatise on galvanism, or a description of its phenomena.
Gamogenesis (n.) The production of offspring by the union of parents of different sexes; sexual reproduction; -- the opposite of agamogenesis.
Gamogenetic (a.) Relating to gamogenesis.
Gang-flower (n.) The common English milkwort (Polygala vulgaris), so called from blossoming in gang week.
Ganglioform (a.) Having the form of a ganglion.
Ganglionary (a.) Ganglionic.
Ganocephala (n. pl.) A group of fossil amphibians allied to the labyrinthodonts, having the head defended by bony, sculptured plates, as in some ganoid fishes.
Gapingstock (n.) One who is an object of open-mouthed wonder.
Gap-toothed (a.) Having interstices between the teeth.
Gargoulette (n.) A water cooler or jug with a handle and spout; a gurglet.
Garlandless (a.) Destitute of a garland.
Garnishment (n.) Ornament; embellishment; decoration.
Garnishment (n.) Warning, or legal notice, to one to appear and give information to the court on any matter.
Garnishment (n.) Warning to a person in whose hands the effects of another are attached, not to pay the money or deliver the goods to the defendant, but to appear in court and give information as garnishee.
Garnishment (n.) A fee. See Garnish, n., 4.
Garrisoning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Garrison
Gasconading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gasconade
Gasteropoda (n. pl.) Same as Gastropoda.
Gastriloquy (n.) A voice or utterance which appears to proceed from the stomach; ventriloquy.
Gastrocolic (a.) Pertaining to both the stomach and the colon; as, the gastrocolic, or great, omentum.
Gastromancy (n.) A kind of divination, by means of words seemingly uttered from the stomach.
Gastromancy (n.) A species of divination, by means of glasses or other round, transparent vessels, in the center of which figures are supposed to appear by magic art.
Gastromyces (n.) The fungoid growths sometimes found in the stomach; such as Torula, etc.
Gastronomer (n.) One fond of good living; an epicure.
Gastronomic (a.) Alt. of Gastronomical
Gastroraphy (n.) The operation of sewing up wounds of the abdomen.
Gastroscope (n.) An instrument for viewing or examining the interior of the stomach.
Gastroscopy (n.) Examination of the abdomen or stomach, as with the gastroscope.
Gastrostege (n.) One of the large scales on the belly of a serpent.
Gastrostomy (n.) The operation of making a permanent opening into the stomach, for the introduction of food.
Gatling gun () An American machine gun, consisting of a cluster of barrels which, being revolved by a crank, are automatically loaded and fired.
Gatten tree () A name given to the small trees called guelder-rose (Viburnum Opulus), cornel (Cornus sanguinea), and spindle tree (Euonymus Europaeus).
Gat-toothed (a.) Goat-toothed; having a lickerish tooth; lustful; wanton.
Gauger-ship (n.) The office of a gauger.
Gauging rod () See Gauge rod, under Gauge, n.
Gauntletted (a.) Wearing a gauntlet.
Gazingstock (n.) A person or thing gazed at with scorn or abhorrence; an object of curiosity or contempt.
Haberdasher (n.) A dealer in small wares, as tapes, pins, needles, and thread; also, a hatter.
Haberdasher (n.) A dealer in drapery goods of various descriptions, as laces, silks, trimmings, etc.
Habituating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Habituate
Habituation (n.) The act of habituating, or accustoming; the state of being habituated.
Hadrosaurus (n.) An American herbivorous dinosaur of great size, allied to the iguanodon. It is found in the Cretaceous formation.
Haemachrome (n.) Hematin.
Haemacyanin (n.) A substance found in the blood of the octopus, which gives to it its blue color.
Haemaphaein (n.) A brownish substance sometimes found in the blood, in cases of jaundice.
Haemapodous (a.) Having the limbs on, or directed toward, the ventral or hemal side, as in vertebrates; -- opposed to neuropodous.
Haematocrya (n. pl.) The cold-blooded vertebrates. Same as Hematocrya.
Haematoidin (n.) Same as Hematoidin.
Haematology (n.) The science which treats of the blood. Same as Hematology.
Haematozoon (n.) A parasite inhabiting the blood
Haematozoon (n.) Certain species of nematodes of the genus Filaria, sometimes found in the blood of man, the horse, the dog, etc.
Haematozoon (n.) The trematode, Bilharzia haematobia, which infests the inhabitants of Egypt and other parts of Africa, often causing death.
Haemochrome (n.) Same as Haemachrome.
Haemocyanin (n.) Same as Haemacyanin.
Haemoglobin (n.) Same as Hemoglobin.
Haemolutein (n.) See Hematoidin.
Haemostatic (a.) Same as Hemostatic.
Hagiographa (n. pl.) The last of the three Jewish divisions of the Old Testament, or that portion not contained in the Law and the Prophets. It comprises Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Canticles, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles.
Hagiographa (n. pl.) The lives of the saints.
Hagiography (n.) Same Hagiographa.
Hagiologist (n.) One who treats of the sacred writings; a writer of the lives of the saints; a hagiographer.
Hail-fellow (n.) An intimate companion.
Hairbrained (a.) See Harebrained.
Hairbreadth () Alt. of Hair'sbreadth
Hairbreadth (a.) Having the breadth of a hair; very narrow; as, a hairbreadth escape.
Hairdresser (n.) One who dresses or cuts hair; a barber.
Hake's-dame (n.) See Forkbeard.
Halfcocking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Halfcock
Half-decked (a.) Partially decked.
Half-hourly (a.) Done or happening at intervals of half an hour.
Half-length (a.) Of half the whole or ordinary length, as a picture.
Half-sister (n.) A sister by one parent only.
Half-tounue (n.) A jury, for the trial of a foreigner, composed equally of citizens and aliens.
Half-witted (a.) Weak in intellect; silly.
Half-yearly (a.) Two in a year; semiannual. -- adv. Twice in a year; semiannually.
Haliography (n.) Description of the sea; the science that treats of the sea.
Hallucinate (v. i.) To wander; to go astray; to err; to blunder; -- used of mental processes.
Halter-sack (n.) A term of reproach, implying that one is fit to be hanged.
Hamadryades (pl. ) of Hamadryad
Hammer-beam (n.) A member of one description of roof truss, called hammer-beam truss, which is so framed as not to have a tiebeam at the top of the wall. Each principal has two hammer-beams, which occupy the situation, and to some extent serve the purpose, of a tiebeam.
Hammercloth (n.) The cloth which covers a coach box.
Hammer-less (a.) Without a visible hammer; -- said of a gun having a cock or striker concealed from sight, and out of the way of an accidental touch.
Hand staves (pl. ) of Hand
Handbreadth (n.) A space equal to the breadth of the hand; a palm.
Handcuffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Handcuff
Handfasting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Handfast
Handicapped (imp. & p. p.) of Handicap
Handicapper (n.) One who determines the conditions of a handicap.
Handkercher (n.) A handkerchief.
Handselling () of Handsel
Hand-winged (a.) Having wings that are like hands in the structure and arrangement of their bones; -- said of bats. See Cheiroptera.
Handwriting (n.) The cast or form of writing peculiar to each hand or person; chirography.
Handwriting (n.) That which is written by hand; manuscript.
Handystroke (n.) A blow with the hand.
Hangmanship (n.) The office or character of a hangman.
Hankeringly (adv.) In a hankering manner.
Harangueful (a.) Full of harangue.
Harbingered (imp. & p. p.) of Harbinger
Hard-fisted (a.) Having hard or strong hands; as, a hard-fisted laborer.
Hard-fisted (a.) Close-fisted; covetous; niggardly.
Hard-fought (a. Vigorously) contested; as, a hard-fought battle.
Hard-handed (a.) Having hard hands, as a manual laborer.
Hard-headed (a.) Having sound judgment; sagacious; shrewd.
Hardwaremen (pl. ) of Hardwareman
Hardwareman (n.) One who makes, or deals in, hardware.
Harengiform (a.) Herring-shaped.
Hare's-tail (n.) A kind of grass (Eriophorum vaginatum). See Cotton grass, under Cotton.
Harioiation (n.) Prognostication; soothsaying.
Harmoniphon (n.) An obsolete wind instrument with a keyboard, in which the sound, which resembled the oboe, was produced by the vibration of thin metallic plates, acted upon by blowing through a tube.
Harmonizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harmonize
Harpsichord (n.) A harp-shaped instrument of music set horizontally on legs, like the grand piano, with strings of wire, played by the fingers, by means of keys provided with quills, instead of hammers, for striking the strings. It is now superseded by the piano.
Hart-tongue (n.) A common British fern (Scolopendrium vulgare), rare in America.
Hart-tongue (n.) A West Indian fern, the Polypodium Phyllitidis of Linnaeus. It is also found in Florida.
Harvestless (a.) Without harvest; lacking in crops; barren.
Hatchelling () of Hatchel
Hatchettine (n.) Alt. of Hatchettite
Hatchettite (n.) Mineral t/ low; a waxy or spermaceti-like substance, commonly of a greenish yellow color.
Haughtiness (n.) The quality of being haughty; disdain; arrogance.
Haustellata (n. pl.) An artificial division of insects, including all those with a sucking proboscis.
Haustellate (a.) Provided with a haustellum, or sucking proboscis.
Haustellate (n.) One of the Haustellata.
Hawser-laid (a.) Made in the manner of a hawser. Cf. Cable-laid, and see Illust. of Cordage.
Iatraliptic (a.) Treating diseases by anointing and friction; as, the iatraliptic method.
Jabberingly (adv.) In a jabbering manner.
Jack-a-lent (n.) A small stuffed puppet to be pelted in Lent; hence, a simple fellow.
Jackpudding (n.) A merry-andrew; a buffoon.
Jacobinical (a.) Of or pertaining to the Jacobins of France; revolutionary; of the nature of, or characterized by, Jacobinism.
Jacobinized (imp. & p. p.) of Jacobinize
Jacobitical (a.) Of or pertaining to the Jacobites; characterized by Jacobitism.
Jacqueminot (n.) A half-hardy, deep crimson rose of the remontant class; -- so named after General Jacqueminot, of France.
Jactitation (n.) Vain boasting or assertions repeated to the prejudice of another's right; false claim.
Jactitation (n.) A frequent tossing or moving of the body; restlessness, as in delirium.
Janus-faced (a.) Double-faced; deceitful.
Kaleidophon () Alt. of Kaleidophone
Kalendarial (a.) See Calendarial.
Kamptulicon (n.) A kind of elastic floor cloth, made of India rubber, gutta-percha, linseed oil, and powdered cork.
Karyoplasma (n.) The protoplasmic substance of the nucleus of a cell: nucleoplasm; -- in opposition to kytoplasma, the protoplasm of the cell.
Kattinumdoo (n.) A caoutchouc like substance obtained from the milky juice of the East Indian Euphorbia Kattimundoo. It is used as a cement.
Labefaction (n.) The act of labefying or making weak; the state of being weakened; decay; ruin.
Labidometer (n.) A forceps with a measuring attachment for ascertaining the size of the fetal head.
Labiodental (a.) Formed or pronounced by the cooperation of the lips and teeth, as f and v.
Labiodental (n.) A labiodental sound or letter.
Labradorite (n.) A kind of feldspar commonly showing a beautiful play of colors, and hence much used for ornamental purposes. The finest specimens come from Labrador. See Feldspar.
Labyrinthal (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a labyrinth; intricate; labyrinthian.
Labyrinthic (a.) Alt. of Labyrinthical
Lacertilian (a. & n.) Same as Lacertian.
Lacertiloid (a.) Like or belonging to the Lacertilia.
Lace-winged (a.) Having thin, transparent, reticulated wings; as, the lace-winged flies.
Lachrymable (a.) Lamentable.
Laciniolate (a.) Consisting of, or abounding in, very minute laciniae.
Laconically (adv.) In a laconic manner.
Lactescence (n.) The state or quality of producing milk, or milklike juice; resemblance to milk; a milky color.
Lactescence (n.) The latex of certain plants. See Latex.
Lactiferous (a.) Bearing or containing milk or a milky fluid; as, the lactiferous vessels, cells, or tissue of various vascular plants.
Lactoabumin (n.) The albumin present on milk, apparently identical with ordinary serum albumin. It is distinct from the casein of milk.
Lactucarium (n.) The inspissated juice of the common lettuce, sometimes used as a substitute for opium.
Lady-killer (n.) A gallant who captivates the hearts of women.
Lady's comb () An umbelliferous plant (Scandix Pecten-Veneris), its clusters of long slender fruits remotely resembling a comb.
Lady's hair () A plant of the genus Briza (B. media); a variety of quaking grass.
Lady's seal () The European Solomon's seal (Polygonatum verticillatum).
Lady's seal () The black bryony (Tamus communis).
Laemodipoda (n. pl.) A division of amphipod Crustacea, in which the abdomen is small or rudimentary and the legs are often reduced to five pairs. The whale louse, or Cyamus, and Caprella are examples.
Lambskinnet (n.) See Lansquenet.
Lamellicorn (a.) Having antennae terminating in a group of flat lamellae; -- said of certain coleopterous insects.
Lamellicorn (a.) Terminating in a group of flat lamellae; -- said of antennae.
Lamellicorn (n.) A lamellicorn insect.
Lamelliform (a.) Thin and flat; scalelike; lamellar.
Lamentation (n.) The act of bewailing; audible expression of sorrow; wailing; moaning.
Lamentation (n.) A book of the Old Testament attributed to the prophet Jeremiah, and taking its name from the nature of its contents.
Lamentingly (adv.) In a lamenting manner.
Lammergeier (n.) A very large vulture (Gypaetus barbatus), which inhabits the mountains of Southern Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa. When full-grown it is nine or ten feet in extent of wings. It is brownish black above, with the under parts and neck rusty yellow; the forehead and crown white; the sides of the head and beard black. It feeds partly on carrion and partly on small animals, which it kills. It has the habit of carrying tortoises and marrow bones to a great height, and dropping the
Lamplighter (n.) One who, or that which, lights a lamp; esp., a person who lights street lamps.
Lamplighter (n.) The calico bass.
Lacasterian (a.) Of or pertaining to the monitorial system of instruction followed by Joseph Lancaster, of England, in which advanced pupils in a school teach pupils below them.
Lanceolated (a.) Rather narrow, tapering to a point at the apex, and sometimes at the base also; as, a lanceolate leaf.
Lancepesade (n.) An assistant to a corporal; a private performing the duties of a corporal; -- called also lance corporal.
Lanciferous (a.) Bearing a lance.
Lancinating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lanciname
Lancinating (a.) Piercing; seeming to pierce or stab; as, lancinating pains (i.e., severe, darting pains).
Lancination (n.) A tearing; laceration.
Landgravine (n.) The wife of a landgrave.
Landlordism (n.) The state of being a landlord; the characteristics of a landlord; specifically, in Great Britain, the relation of landlords to tenants, especially as regards leased agricultural lands.
Landlouping (a.) Vagrant; wandering about.
Landscapist (n.) A painter of landscapes.
Langteraloo (n.) An old game at cards. See Loo (a).
Langue d'oc () The dialect, closely akin to French, formerly spoken south of the Loire (in which the word for "yes" was oc); Provencal.
Languishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Languish
Languishing (a.) Becoming languid and weak; pining; losing health and strength.
Languishing (a.) Amorously pensive; as, languishing eyes, or look.
Laniariform (a.) Shaped like a laniary, or canine, tooth.
Lapidarious (a.) Consisting of stones.
Lapidescent (a.) Undergoing the process of becoming stone; having the capacity of being converted into stone; having the quality of petrifying bodies.
Lapidescent (n.) Any substance which has the quality of petrifying other bodies, or of converting or being converted into stone.
Lapidifical (a.) Forming or converting into stone.
Lapidifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lapidify
Lapillation (n.) The state of being, or the act of making, stony.
Lap-jointed (a.) Having a lap joint, or lap joints, as many kinds of woodwork and metal work.
Large-acred (a.) Possessing much land.
Largifluous (a.) Flowing copiously.
Lark's-heel (n.) Indian cress.
Larviparous (a.) Depositing living larvae, instead of eggs; -- said of certain insects.
Larypgismus (n.) A spasmodic state of the glottis, giving rise to contraction or closure of the opening.
Laryngology (n.) Systematized knowledge of the action and functions of the larynx; in pathology, the department which treats of the diseases of the larynx.
Laryngotome (n.) An instrument for performing laryngotomy.
Laryngotomy (n.) The operation of cutting into the larynx, from the outside of the neck, for assisting respiration when obstructed, or for removing foreign bodies.
Lasciviency (n.) Lasciviousness; wantonness.
Latchstring (n.) A string for raising the latch of a door by a person outside. It is fastened to the latch and passed through a hole above it in the door.
Lateritious (a.) Like bricks; of the color of red bricks.
Lath-shaped (a.) Having a slender elongated form, like a lath; -- said of the feldspar of certain igneous rocks, as diabase, as seen in microscopic sections.
Latibulized (imp. & p. p.) of Latibulize
Laticostate (a.) Broad-ribbed.
Latidentate (a.) Broad-toothed.
Latifoliate (a.) Alt. of Latifolious
Latifolious (a.) Having broad leaves.
Latirostral (a.) Alt. of Latirostrous
Latirostres (n. pl.) The broad-billed singing birds, such as the swallows, and their allies.
Latisternal (a.) Having a broad breastbone, or sternum; -- said of anthropoid apes.
Latitudinal (a.) Of or pertaining to latitude; in the direction of latitude.
Latreutical (a.) Acting as a hired servant; serving; ministering; assisting.
Latreutical (a.) Of or pertaining to latria.
Latticework (n.) Same as Lattice, n., 1.
Laudability (n.) Laudableness; praiseworthiness.
Laughworthy (a.) Deserving to be laughed at.
Lauriferous (a.) Producing, or bringing, laurel.
Lavoltateer (n.) A dancer of the lavolta.
Law-abiding (a.) Abiding the law; waiting for the operation of law for the enforcement of rights; also, abiding by the law; obedient to the law; as, law-abiding people.
Maara shell () A large, pearly, spiral, marine shell (Turbo margaritaceus), from the Pacific Islands. It is used as an ornament.
Macadamized (imp. & p. p.) of Macadamize
Machaerodus (n.) Alt. of Machairodus
Machairodus (n.) A genus of extinct mammals allied to the cats, and having in the upper jaw canine teeth of remarkable size and strength; -- hence called saber-toothed tigers.
Machicoulis (n.) Same as Machicolation.
Machinating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Machinate
Machination (n.) The act of machinating.
Machination (n.) That which is devised; a device; a hostile or treacherous scheme; an artful design or plot.
Macrobiotic (a.) Long-lived.
Macrochires (n. pl.) A division of birds including the swifts and humming birds. So called from the length of the distal part of the wing.
Macrocosmic (a.) Of or pertaining to the macrocosm.
Macrocystis (n.) An immensely long blackish seaweed of the Pacific (Macrocystis pyrifera), having numerous almond-shaped air vessels.
Macrodactyl (n.) One of a group of wading birds (Macrodactyli) having very long toes.
Macropodian (n.) A macropod.
Macropodous (a.) Having long legs or feet.
Macropteres (n. pl.) A division of birds; the Longipennes.
Macroscopic (a.) Alt. of Macroscopical
Macrosporic (a.) Of or pertaining to macrospores.
Madefaction (n.) Alt. of Madefication
Madisterium (n.) An instrument to extract hairs.
Madreporian (a.) Alt. of Madreporic
Madreporite (n.) A fossil coral.
Madreporite (n.) The madreporic plate of echinoderms.
Madrigalist (n.) A composer of madrigals.
Madrilenian (a.) Of or pertaining to Madrid in Spain, or to its inhabitants.
Madrilenian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Madrid.
Maggotiness (n.) State of being maggoty.
Magisterial (a.) Of or pertaining to a master or magistrate, or one in authority; having the manner of a magister; official; commanding; authoritative. Hence: Overbearing; dictatorial; dogmatic.
Magisterial (a.) Pertaining to, produced by, or of the nature of, magistery. See Magistery, 2.
Magistrally (adv.) In a magistral manner.
Magistratic (a.) Alt. of Magistratical
Magnanimity (n.) The quality of being magnanimous; greatness of mind; elevation or dignity of soul; that quality or combination of qualities, in character, which enables one to encounter danger and trouble with tranquility and firmness, to disdain injustice, meanness and revenge, and to act and sacrifice for noble objects.
Magnanimous (a.) Great of mind; elevated in soul or in sentiment; raised above what is low, mean, or ungenerous; of lofty and courageous spirit; as, a magnanimous character; a magnanimous conqueror.
Magnanimous (a.) Dictated by or exhibiting nobleness of soul; honorable; noble; not selfish.
Magnetician (n.) One versed in the science of magnetism; a magnetist.
Maneticness (n.) Magneticalness.
Magnetizing (prep. & adv.) of Magnetize
Magnifiable (a.) Such as can be magnified, or extolled.
Magnificate (v. t.) To magnify or extol.
Magnificent (a.) Doing grand things; admirable in action; displaying great power or opulence, especially in building, way of living, and munificence.
Magnificent (a.) Grand in appearance; exhibiting grandeur or splendor; splendid' pompous.
Magnificoes (pl. ) of Magnifico
Mahon stock () An annual cruciferous plant with reddish purple or white flowers (Malcolmia maritima). It is called in England Virginia stock, but the plant comes from the Mediterranean.
Maidservant (n.) A female servant.
Maid's hair () The yellow bedstraw (Galium verum).
Main-gauche (n.) The dagger held in the left hand, while the rapier is held in the right; -- used to parry thrusts of the adversary's rapier.
Main-hamper (n.) A hamper to be carried in the hand; a hand basket used in carrying grapes to the press.
Mainprising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mainprise
Maintaining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Maintain
Maintenance (n.) The act of maintaining; sustenance; support; defense; vindication.
Maintenance (n.) That which maintains or supports; means of sustenance; supply of necessaries and conveniences.
Maintenance (n.) An officious or unlawful intermeddling in a cause depending between others, by assisting either party with money or means to carry it on. See Champerty.
Make-belief (n.) A feigning to believe; make believe.
Making-iron (n.) A tool somewhat like a chisel with a groove in it, used by calkers of ships to finish the seams after the oakum has been driven in.
Malacissant (a.) Softening; relaxing.
Malacosteon (n.) A peculiar disease of the bones, in consequence of which they become softened and capable of being bent without breaking.
Malamethane (n.) A white crystal
Malapropism (n.) A grotesque misuse of a word; a word so used.
Malecontent (a.) Malcontent.
Maledicency (n.) Evil speaking.
Malediction (n.) A proclaiming of evil against some one; a cursing; imprecation; a curse or execration; -- opposed to benediction.
Malefaction (n.) A crime; an offense; an evil deed.
Maleficence (n.) Evil doing, esp. to others.
Maleficiate (v. t.) To bewitch; to harm.
Maleficient (a.) Doing evil, harm, or mischief.
Malevolence (n.) The quality or state of being malevolent; evil disposition toward another; inclination to injure others; ill will. See Synonym of Malice.
Malfeasance (n.) The doing of an act which a person ought not to do; evil conduct; an illegal deed.
Malgracious (a.) Not graceful; displeasing.
Malignantly (adv.) In a malignant manner.
Malignified (imp. & p. p.) of Malignify
Malingering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Malinger
Mallee bird () The leipoa. See Leipoa.
Malposition (n.) A wrong position.
Malpractice (n.) Evil practice; illegal or immoral conduct; practice contrary to established rules; specifically, the treatment of a case by a surgeon or physician in a manner which is contrary to accepted rules and productive of unfavorable results.
Maltreating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Maltreat
Maltreament (n.) Ill treatment; ill usage; abuse.
Mammalogist (n.) One versed in mammalogy.
Mammiferous (a.) Having breasts; of, pertaining to, or derived from, the Mammalia.
Mammillated (a.) Having small nipples, or small protuberances like nipples or mammae.
Mammillated (a.) Bounded like a nipple; -- said of the apex of some shells.
Mammothrept (n.) A child brought up by its grandmother; a spoiled child.
Managership (n.) The office or position of a manager.
Mancipation (n.) Slavery; involuntary servitude.
Mandarinate (n.) The collective body of officials or persons of rank in China.
Mandarining (n.) The process of giving an orange color to goods formed of animal tissue, as silk or wool, not by coloring matter, but by producing a certain change in the fiber by the action of dilute nitric acid.
Mandarinism (n.) A government mandarins; character or spirit of the mandarins.
Mandibulate (a.) Alt. of Mandibulated
Mandibulate (n.) An insect having mandibles.
Mandlestone (n.) Amygdaloid.
Manducating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Manducate
Manducation (n.) The act of chewing.
Manducatory (a.) Pertaining to, or employed in, chewing.
Maneuvering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Manoeuvre
Manoeuvring () of Manoeuvre
Manganesate (n.) A manganate.
Manganesian (a.) Manganic.
Manganesium (n.) Manganese.
Manganesous (a.) Manganous.
Manichaeism (n.) Alt. of Manicheism
Manichordon () The clavichord or clarichord; -- called also dumb spinet.
Manifesting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Manifest
Manifestoes (pl. ) of Manifesto
Manifolding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Manifold
Manipulated (imp. & p. p.) of Manipulate
Manipulator (n.) One who manipulates.
Manna croup () The portions of hard wheat kernels not ground into flour by the millstones: a kind of semolina prepared in Russia and used for puddings, soups, etc. -- called also manna groats.
Manna croup () The husked grains of manna grass.
Manstealing (n.) The act or business of stealing or kidnaping human beings, especially with a view to e/slave them.
Mantelpiece (n.) Same as Mantel.
Mantelshelf (n.) The shelf of a mantel.
Mantologist (n.) One who is skilled in mantology; a diviner.
Mantuamaker (n.) One who makes dresses, cloaks, etc., for women; a dressmaker.
Manuduction (n.) Guidance by the hand.
Manufactory (n.) Manufacture.
Manufactory (n.) A building or place where anything is manufactured; a factory.
Manufactory (a.) Pertaining to manufacturing.
Manufacture (n.) The operation of making wares or any products by hand, by machinery, or by other agency.
Manufacture (n.) Anything made from raw materials by the hand, by machinery, or by art, as cloths, iron utensils, shoes, machinery, saddlery, etc.
Manufacture (v. t.) To make (wares or other products) by hand, by machinery, or by other agency; as, to manufacture cloth, nails, glass, etc.
Manufacture (v. t.) To work, as raw or partly wrought materials, into suitable forms for use; as, to manufacture wool, cotton, silk, or iron.
Manufacture (v. i.) To be employed in manufacturing something.
Manumission (n.) The act of manumitting, or of liberating a slave from bondage.
Manumitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Manumit
Manutenency (n.) Maintenance.
Many-minded (a.) Having many faculties; versatile; many-sided.
Marbleizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Marbleize
Marcescible (a.) Li/ble to wither or decay.
Marchioness (n.) The wife or the widow of a marquis; a woman who has the rank and dignity of a marquis.
Mare's-nest (n.) A supposed discovery which turns out to be a hoax; something grosaly absurd.
Mare's-tail (n.) A long streaky cloud, spreading out like a horse's tail, and believed to indicate rain; a cirrus cloud. See Cloud.
Mare's-tail (n.) An aquatic plant of the genus Hippuris (H. vulgaris), having narrow leaves in whorls.
Margarodite (n.) A hidrous potash mica related to muscovite.
Margraviate (n.) The territory or jurisdiction of a margrave.
Marinership (n.) Seamanship.
Marketstead (n.) A market place.
Marmoration (n.) A covering or incrusting with marble; a casing of marble; a variegating so as to resemble marble.
Marquisship (n.) A marquisate.
Marseillais (a. f.) Alt. of Marseillaise
Marseillais (n. f.) Alt. of Marseillaise
Marshalling () of Marshal
Marshalship (n.) The office of a marshal.
Marshbanker (n.) Alt. of Marsebanker
Marsebanker (n.) The menhaden.
Marsupialia (n. pl.) A subclass of Mammalia, including nearly all the mammals of Australia and the adjacent islands, together with the opossums of America. They differ from ordinary mammals in having the corpus callosum very small, in being implacental, and in having their young born while very immature. The female generally carries the young for some time after birth in an external pouch, or marsupium. Called also Marsupiata.
Martialized (imp. & p. p.) of Martialize
Martialness (n.) The quality of being martial.
Martinetism (n.) The principles or practices of a martinet; rigid adherence to discip
Martyrologe (n.) A martyrology.
Martyrology (n.) A history or account of martyrs; a register of martyrs.
Marvelously (adv.) In a marvelous manner; wonderfully; strangely.
Masculinity (n.) The state or quality of being mascu
Masoretical (a.) Of or relating to the Masora, or to its authors.
Masqueraded (imp. & p. p.) of Masquerade
Masquerader (n.) One who masquerades; a person wearing a mask; one disguised.
Masseterine (a.) Masseteric.
Massiveness (n.) The state or quality of being massive; massiness.
Masterfully (adv.) In a masterful manner; imperiously.
Masterpiece (n.) Anything done or made with extraordinary skill; a capital performance; a chef-d'oeuvre; a supreme achievement.
Masticating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Masticate
Mastication (n.) The act or operation of masticating; chewing, as of food.
Masticatory (a.) Chewing; adapted to perform the office o/ chewing food.
Masticatory (n.) A substance to be chewed to increase the saliva.
Mastigopoda (n. pl.) The Infusoria.
Mastodontic (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a mastodon; as, mastodontic dimensions.
Masula boat () Same as Masoola boat.
Match-cloth (n.) A coarse cloth.
Matchmaking (n.) The act or process of making matches for kindling or burning.
Matchmaking (n.) The act or process of trying to bring about a marriage for others.
Matchmaking (a.) Busy in making or contriving marriages; as, a matchmaking woman.
Mateotechny (n.) Any unprofitable science.
Materialism (n.) The doctrine of materialists; materialistic views and tenets.
Materialism (n.) The tendency to give undue importance to material interests; devotion to the material nature and its wants.
Materialism (n.) Material substances in the aggregate; matter.
Materialist (n.) One who denies the existence of spiritual substances or agents, and maintains that spiritual phenomena, so called, are the result of some peculiar organization of matter.
Materialist (n.) One who holds to the existence of matter, as distinguished from the idealist, who denies it.
Materiality (n.) The quality or state of being material; material existence; corporeity.
Materiality (n.) Importance; as, the materiality of facts.
Materialize (v. t.) To invest with material characteristics; to make perceptible to the senses; hence, to present to the mind through the medium of material objects.
Materialize (v. t.) To regard as matter; to consider or explain by the laws or principles which are appropriate to matter.
Materialize (v. t.) To cause to assume a character appropriate to material things; to occupy with material interests; as, to materialize thought.
Materialize (v. t.) To make visable in, or as in, a material form; -- said of spirits.
Materialize (v. i.) To appear as a material form; to take substantial shape.
Materiarian (n.) See Materialist.
Materiation (n.) Act of forming matter.
Mathematics (n.) That science, or class of sciences, which treats of the exact relations existing between quantities or magnitudes, and of the methods by which, in accordance with these relations, quantities sought are deducible from other quantities known or supposed; the science of spatial and quantitative relations.
Matriarchal (a.) Of or pertaining to a matriarch; governed by a matriarch.
Matriculate (v. t.) To enroll; to enter in a register; specifically, to enter or admit to membership in a body or society, particularly in a college or university, by enrolling the name in a register.
Matriculate (v. i.) To go though the process of admission to membership, as by examination and enrollment, in a society or college.
Matriculate (a.) Matriculated.
Matriculate (n.) One who is matriculated.
Matrimonial (a.) Of or pertaining to marriage; derived from marriage; connubial; nuptial; hymeneal; as, matrimonial rights or duties.
Matronizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Matronize
Maturescent (a.) Approaching maturity.
Maudlinwort (n.) The oxeye daisy.
Mawkishness (n.) The quality or state of being mawkish.
Maxilliform (a.) Having the form, or structure, of a maxilla.
Mazological (a.) Of or pertaining to mazology.
Nail-headed (a.) Having a head like that of a nail; formed so as to resemble the head of a nail.
Namby-pamby (n.) Talk or writing which is weakly sentimental or affectedly pretty.
Namby-pamby (a.) Affectedly pretty; weakly sentimental; finical; insipid.
Napha water () A perfume distilled from orange flowers.
Naphthalate (n.) A salt of naphthalic acid; a phthalate.
Naphthalene (n.) A white crystal
Naphthalize (v. t.) To mingle, saturate, or impregnate, with naphtha.
Napoleonist (n.) A supporter of the dynasty of the Napoleons.
Narcissuses (pl. ) of Narcissus
Narcotizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Narcotize
Narratively (adv.) In the style of narration.
Nasicornous (a.) Bearing a horn, or horns, on the nose, as the rhinoceros.
Nasofrontal (a.) Of or pertaining to the nose and the front of the head; as, the embryonic nasofrontal process which forms the anterior boundary of the mouth.
Nasopalatal (a.) Alt. of Nasopalatine
Natalitious (a.) Of or pertaining to one's birth or birthday, or one's nativity.
Natatorious (a.) Adapted for swimming; -- said of the legs of certain insects.
Nationalism (n.) The state of being national; national attachment; nationality.
Nationalism (n.) An idiom, trait, or character peculiar to any nation.
Nationalism (n.) National independence; the principles of the Nationalists.
Nationalist (n.) One who advocates national unity and independence; one of a party favoring Irish independence.
Nationality (n.) The quality of being national, or strongly attached to one's own nation; patriotism.
Nationality (n.) The sum of the qualities which distinguish a nation; national character.
Nationality (n.) A race or people, as determined by common language and character, and not by political bias or divisions; a nation.
Nationality (n.) Existence as a distinct or individual nation; national unity and integrity.
Nationality (n.) The state or quality of belonging to or being connected with a nation or government by nativity, character, ownership, allegiance, etc.
Nationalize (v. t.) To make national; to make a nation of; to endow with the character and habits of a nation, or the peculiar sentiments and attachment of citizens of a nation.
Naturalized (imp. & p. p.) of Naturalize
Naturalness (n.) The state or quality of being natural; conformity to nature.
Naughtiness (n.) The quality or state of being naughty; perverseness; badness; wickedness.
Pachydactyl (n.) A bird or other animal having thick toes.
Pachydermal (a.) Of or relating to the pachyderms; as, pachydermal dentition.
Pacificable (a.) Placable.
Pacificator (n.) One who, or that which, pacifies; a peacemaker.
Pack saddle () Alt. of Pack thread
Pack thread () See under 2d Pack.
Painstaking (a.) Careful in doing; diligent; faithful; attentive.
Painstaking (n.) The act of taking pains; carefulness and fidelity in performance.
Painsworthy (a.) Worth the pains or care bestowed.
Paintership (n.) The state or position of being a painter.
Pairs Royal (pl. ) of Pair
Palatonares (n. pl.) The posterior nares. See Nares.
Paleobotany (n.) That branch of paleontology which treats of fossil plants.
Paleocarida (n. pl.) Same as Merostomata.
Paleography (n.) An ancient manner of writing; ancient writings, collectively; as, Punic paleography.
Paleography (n.) The study of ancient inscriptions and modes of writing; the art or science of deciphering ancient writings, and determining their origin, period, etc., from external characters; diplomatics.
Paleolithic (a.) Of or pertaining to an era marked by early stone implements. The Paleolithic era (as proposed by Lubbock) includes the earlier half of the "Stone Age;" the remains belonging to it are for the most part of extinct animals, with relics of human beings.
Paleologist (n.) One versed in paleology; a student of antiquity.
Paleosaurus (n.) A genus of fossil saurians found in the Permian formation.
Paleozooogy (n.) The science of extinct animals, a branch of paleontology.
Palestinian (a.) Alt. of Palestinean
Palestinean (a.) Of or pertaining to Palestine.
Palestrical (a.) Of or pertaining to the palestra, or to wrestling.
Palindromic (a.) Alt. of Palindromical
Palingenesy (n.) A new birth; a re-creation; a regeneration; a continued existence in different manner or form.
Palingenesy (n.) That form of evolution in which the truly ancestral characters conserved by heredity are reproduced in development; original simple descent; -- distinguished from kenogenesis. Sometimes, in zoology, the abrupt metamorphosis of insects, crustaceans, etc.
Palissander (n.) Violet wood.
Palissander (n.) Rosewood.
Paladiumize (v. t.) To cover or coat with palladium.
Palmatisect (a.) Alt. of Palmatisected
Palmiferous (a.) Bearing palms.
Palm Sunday () The Sunday next before Easter; -- so called in commemoration of our Savior's triumphal entry into Jerusalem, when the multitude strewed palm branches in the way.
Palpability (n.) The quality of being palpable, or perceptible by the touch.
Palpigerous (a.) Bearing a palpus.
Palpitating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Palpitate
Palpitation (n.) A rapid pulsation; a throbbing; esp., an abnormal, rapid beating of the heart as when excited by violent exertion, strong emotion, or by disease.
Palsgravine (n.) The consort or widow of a palsgrave.
Paladumenta (pl. ) of Paludamentum
Paludicolae (n. pl.) A division of birds, including the cranes, rails, etc.
Pamphleteer (n.) A writer of pamphlets; a scribbler.
Pamphleteer (v. i.) To write or publish pamphlets.
Pampiniform (a.) In the form of tendrils; -- applied especially to the spermatic and ovarian veins.
Pancratiast (n.) One who engaged in the contests of the pancratium.
Pancratical (a.) Of or pertaining to the pancratium; athletic.
Pandemonium (n.) The great hall or council chamber of demons or evil spirits.
Pandemonium (n.) An utterly lawless, riotous place or assemblage.
Panduriform (a.) Obovate, with a concavity in each side, like the body of a violin; fiddle-shaped; as, a panduriform leaf; panduriform color markings of an animal.
Panegyrical (a.) Containing praise or eulogy; encomiastic; laudatory.
Panegyrized (imp. & p. p.) of Panegyrize
Paneulogism (n.) Eulogy of everything; indiscriminate praise.
Panhellenic (a.) Of or pertaining to all Greece, or to Panhellenism; including all Greece, or all the Greeks.
Paniculated (a.) Same as Panicled.
Panislamism (n.) A desire or plan for the union of all Mohammedan nations for the conquest of the world.
Panoramical (a.) Of, pertaining to, or like, a panorama.
Pansclavism () Alt. of Pansclavonian
Pansclavist () Alt. of Pansclavonian
Pansophical (a.) All-wise; claiming universal knowledge; as, pansophical pretenders.
Panspermist (n.) A believer in panspermy; one who rejects the theory of spontaneous generation; a biogenist.
Pantascopic (a.) Viewing all; taking a view of the whole. See under Camera.
Panteutonic (a.) Of or pertaining to all the Teutonic races.
Pantheistic (a.) Alt. of Pantheistical
Pantheology (n.) A system of theology embracing all religions; a complete system of theology.
Pantisocrat (n.) A pantisocratist.
Pantography (n.) A general description; entire view of an object.
Pantologist (n.) One versed in pantology; a writer of pantology.
Pantomimist (n.) An actor in pantomime; also, a composer of pantomimes.
Pantoscopic (a.) Literally, seeing everything; -- a term applied to eyeglasses or spectacles divided into two segments, the upper being designed for distant vision, the lower for vision of near objects.
Paperweight (n.) See under Paper, n.
Papilliform (a.) Shaped like a papilla; mammilliform.
Papillomata (pl. ) of Papilloma
Papillulate (a.) Having a minute papilla in the center of a larger elevation or depression.
Papyraceous (a.) Made of papyrus; of the consistency of paper; papery.
Papyrograph (n.) An apparatus for multiplying writings, drawings, etc., in which a paper stencil, formed by writing or drawing with corrosive ink, is used. The word is also used of other means of multiplying copies of writings, drawings, etc. See Copygraph, Hectograph, Manifold.
Parablastic (a.) Of or pertaining to the parablast; as, the parablastic cells.
Parabolical (a.) Of the nature of a parable; expressed by a parable or figure; allegorical; as, parabolical instruction.
Parabolical (a.) Having the form or nature of a parabola; pertaining to, or resembling, a parabola; as, a parabolic curve.
Parabolical (a.) Generated by the revolution of a parabola, or by a
Paracelsian (a.) Of, pertaining to, or in conformity with, the practice of Paracelsus, a Swiss physician of the 15th century.
Paracelsian (n.) A follower of Paracelsus or his practice or teachings.
Paracelsist (n.) A Paracelsian.
Paracentric (a.) Alt. of Paracentrical
Parachordal (a.) Situated on either side of the notochord; -- applied especially to the cartilaginous rudiments of the skull on each side of the anterior part of the notochord.
Parachordal (n.) A parachordal cartilage.
Paracmastic (a.) Gradually decreasing; past the acme, or crisis, as a distemper.
Paracorolla (n.) A secondary or inner corolla; a corona, as of the Narcissus.
Paracrostic (n.) A poetical composition, in which the first verse contains, in order, the first letters of all the verses of the poem.
Paradactyla (pl. ) of Paradactylum
Paradisical (a.) Paradisiacal.
Paradoxical (a.) Of the nature of a paradox.
Paradoxical (a.) Inc
Paradoxides (n.) A genus of large trilobites characteristic of the primordial formations.
Paragenesis (n.) The science which treats of minerals with special reference to their origin.
Paraglossae (pl. ) of Paraglossa
Paragnathus (n.) One of the two lobes which form the lower lip, or metastome, of Crustacea.
Paragnathus (n.) One of the small, horny, toothlike jaws of certain annelids.
Paragogical (a.) Of, pertaining to, or constituting, a paragoge; added to the end of, or serving to lengthen, a word.
Paragraphed (imp. & p. p.) of Paragraph
Paragrapher (n.) A writer of paragraphs; a paragraphist.
Paragraphic (a.) Alt. of Paragraphical
Paraldehyde (n.) A polymeric modification of aldehyde obtained as a white crystal
Paraleipsis (n.) A pretended or apparent omission; a figure by which a speaker artfully pretends to pass by what he really mentions; as, for example, if an orator should say, "I do not speak of my adversary's scandalous venality and rapacity, his brutal conduct, his treachery and malice."
Parallactic (a.) Alt. of Parallactical
Paralleling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Parallel
Parallelism (n.) The quality or state of being parallel.
Parallelism (n.) Resemblance; correspondence; similarity.
Parallelism (n.) Similarity of construction or meaning of clauses placed side by side, especially clauses expressing the same sentiment with slight modifications, as is common in Hebrew poetry; e. g.: --//At her feet he bowed, he fell:/Where he bowed, there he fell down dead. Judg. v. 27.
Parallelize (v. t.) To render parallel.
Paralogical (a.) Containing paralogism; illogical.
Paralogized (imp. & p. p.) of Paralogize
Paralytical (a.) See Paralytic.
Paramastoid (a.) Situated beside, or near, the mastoid portion of the temporal bone; paroccipital; -- applied especially to a process of the skull in some animals.
Paramountly (adv.) In a paramount manner.
Paranucleus (n.) Some as Nucleolus.
Paranymphal (a.) Bridal; nuptial.
Parapeptone (n.) An albuminous body formed in small quantity by the peptic digestion of proteids. It can be converted into peptone by pancreatic juice, but not by gastric juice.
Paraphernal (a.) Of or pertaining to paraphernalia; as, paraphernal property.
Paraphrased (imp. & p. p.) of Paraphrase
Paraphraser (n.) One who paraphrases.
Parapleurae (pl. ) of Parapleura
Parascenium (n.) One of two apartments adjoining the stage, probably used as robing rooms.
Paraselenae (pl. ) of Paraselene
Parasitical (a.) Of the nature of a parasite; fawning for food or favors; sycophantic.
Parasitical (a.) Of or pertaining to parasites; living on, or deriving nourishment from, some other living animal or plant. See Parasite, 2 & 3.
Parasolette (n.) A small parasol.
Parasynaxis (n.) An unlawful meeting.
Paraventure (adv.) Peradventure; perchance.
Paraxanthin (n.) A crystal
Parbuckling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Parbuckle
Parcel-mele (adv.) By parcels or parts.
Parchedness (n.) The state of being parched.
Paremptosis (n.) Same as Parembole.
Parenchymal (a.) Of, pertaining to, or consisting of, parenchyma.
Parenetioal (a.) Hortatory; encouraging; persuasive.
Parentation (n.) Something done or said in honor of the dead; obsequies.
Parentheses (pl. ) of Parenthesis
Parenthesis (n.) A word, phrase, or sentence, by way of comment or explanation, inserted in, or attached to, a sentence which would be grammatically complete without it. It is usually inclosed within curved
Parenthesis (n.) One of the curved
Parenthetic (a.) Alt. of Parenthetical
Paripinnate (a.) Pinnate with an equal number of leaflets on each side; having no odd leaflet at the end.
Parishional (a.) Of or pertaining to a parish; parochial.
Parishioner (n.) One who belongs to, or is connected with, a parish.
Parochially (adv.) In a parochial manner; by the parish, or by parishes.
Paronomasia (n.) A play upon words; a figure by which the same word is used in different senses, or words similar in sound are set in opposition to each other, so as to give antithetical force to the sentence; punning.
Paroophoron (n.) A small mass of tubules near the ovary in some animals, and corresponding with the parepididymis of the male.
Partibility (n.) The quality or state of being partible; divisibility; separability; as, the partibility of an inherttance.
Participant (a.) Sharing; participating; having a share of part.
Participant (n.) A participator; a partaker.
Participate (a.) Acting in common; participating.
Participate (v. i.) To have a share in common with others; to take a part; to partake; -- followed by in, formely by of; as, to participate in a debate.
Participate (v. t.) To partake of; to share in; to receive a part of.
Participate (v. t.) To impart, or give, or share of.
Participial (a.) Having, or partaking of, the nature and use of a participle; formed from a participle; as, a participial noun.
Participial (n.) A participial word.
Particulate (v. t. & i.) To particularize.
Particulate (a.) Having the form of a particle.
Particulate (a.) Referring to, or produced by, particles, such as dust, minute germs, etc.
Partitioned (imp. & p. p.) of Partition
Partitively (adv.) In a partitive manner.
Partnership (n.) The state or condition of being a partner; as, to be in partnership with another; to have partnership in the fortunes of a family or a state.
Partnership (n.) A division or sharing among partners; joint possession or interest.
Partnership (n.) An alliance or association of persons for the prosecution of an undertaking or a business on joint account; a company; a firm; a house; as, to form a partnership.
Partnership (n.) A contract between two or more competent persons for joining together their money, goods, labor, and skill, or any or all of them, under an understanding that there shall be a communion of profit between them, and for the purpose of carrying on a legal trade, business, or adventure.
Partnership (n.) See Fellowship, n., 6.
Parturiency (n.) Parturition.
Parturition (n.) The act of bringing forth, or being delivered of, young; the act of giving birth; delivery; childbirth.
Parturition (n.) That which is brought forth; a birth.
Parturitive (a.) Pertaining to parturition; obstetric.
Parvanimity (n.) The state or quality of having a little or ignoble mind; pettiness; meanness; -- opposed to magnanimity.
Pasigraphic (a.) Alt. of Pasigraphical
Passacaglia (n.) Alt. of Passacaglio
Passacaglio (n.) An old Italian or Spanish dance tune, in slow three-four measure, with divisions on a ground bass, resembling a chaconne.
Passeriform (a.) Like or belonging to the Passeres.
Passibility (n.) The quality or state of being passible; aptness to feel or suffer; sensibility.
Passionless (a.) Void of passion; without anger or emotion; not easily excited; calm.
Passiontide (n.) The last fortnight of Lent.
Passiveness (n.) The quality or state of being passive; unresisting submission.
Pass-parole (n.) An order passed from front to rear by word of mouth.
Pastureless (a.) Destitute of pasture.
Patefaction (n.) The act of opening, disclosing, or manifesting; open declaration.
Patelliform (a.) Having the form of a patella.
Patelliform (a.) Resembling a limpet of the genus Patella.
Paternalism (n.) The theory or practice of paternal government. See Paternal government, under Paternal.
Paternoster (n.) The Lord's prayer, so called from the first two words of the Latin version.
Paternoster (n.) A beadlike ornament in moldings.
Paternoster (n.) A
Pathologist (n.) One skilled in pathology; an investigator in pathology; as, the pathologist of a hospital, whose duty it is to determine the causes of the diseases.
Pathologies (pl. ) of Pathology
Patibulated (a.) Hanged on a gallows.
Patriarchal (a.) Of or pertaining to a patriarch or to patriarchs; possessed by, or subject to, patriarchs; as, patriarchal authority or jurisdiction; a patriarchal see; a patriarchal church.
Patriarchal (a.) Characteristic of a patriarch; venerable.
Patriarchal (a.) Having an organization of society and government in which the head of the family exercises authority over all its generations.
Patriarchic (a.) Patriarchal.
Patrimonial (a.) Of or pertaining to a patrimony; inherited from ancestors; as, a patrimonial estate.
Patrimonies (pl. ) of Patrimony
Patriotical (a.) Patriotic; that pertains to a patriot.
Patristical (a.) Of or pertaining to the Fathers of the Christian church.
Patrocinate (v. t.) To support; to patronize.
Patronizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Patronize
Patronizing (a.) Showing condescending favor; assuming the manner of airs of a superior toward another.
Patroonship (n.) The office of a patroon.
Paucispiral (a.) Having few spirals, or whorls; as, a paucispiral operculum or shell.
Pauperizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pauperize
Pavilioning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pavilion
Pawnbroking (n.) The business of a pawnbroker.
Rabble-rout (n.) A tumultuous crowd; a rabble; a noisy throng.
Racket-tail (n.) Any one of several species of humming birds of the genus Steganura, having two of the tail feathers very long and racket-shaped.
Rack-renter (n.) One who is subjected to paying rack-rent.
Rack-renter (n.) One who exacts rack-rent.
Radiatiform (a.) Having the marginal florets enlarged and radiating but not ligulate, as in the capitula or heads of the cornflower.
Radicalness (n.) Quality or state of being radical.
Radiolarian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Radiolaria.
Radiolarian (n.) One of the Radiolaria.
Railroading (n.) The construction of a railroad; the business of managing or operating a railroad.
Rallentando (a.) Slackening; -- a direction to perform a passage with a gradual decrease in time and force; ritardando.
Ramiflorous (a.) Flowering on the branches.
Rammishness (n.) The quality of being rammish.
Rancorously (adv.) In a rancorous manner.
Rapscallion (n.) A rascal; a good-for-nothing fellow.
Rapturously (adv.) In a rapturous manner.
Rarefaction (n.) The act or process of rarefying; the state of being rarefied; -- opposed to condensation; as, the rarefaction of air.
Rascalities (pl. ) of Rascality
Raspatorium (n.) See Raspatory.
Ratiocinate (v. i.) To reason, esp. deductively; to offer reason or argument.
Rationalism (n.) The doctrine or system of those who deduce their religious opinions from reason or the understanding, as distinct from, or opposed to, revelation.
Rationalism (n.) The system that makes rational power the ultimate test of truth; -- opposed to sensualism, or sensationalism, and empiricism.
Rationalist (n.) One who accepts rationalism as a theory or system; also, disparagingly, a false reasoner. See Citation under Reasonist.
Rationality (n.) The quality or state of being rational; agreement with reason; possession of reason; due exercise of reason; reasonableness.
Rationalize (v. t.) To make rational; also, to convert to rationalism.
Rationalize (v. t.) To interpret in the manner of a rationalist.
Rationalize (v. t.) To form a rational conception of.
Rationalize (v. t.) To render rational; to free from radical signs or quantities.
Rationalize (v. i.) To use, and rely on, reason in forming a theory, belief, etc., especially in matters of religion: to accord with the principles of rationalism.
Rattlemouse (n.) A bat.
Rattlesnake (n.) Any one of several species of venomous American snakes belonging to the genera Crotalus and Caudisona, or Sistrurus. They have a series of horny interlocking joints at the end of the tail which make a sharp rattling sound when shaken. The common rattlesnake of the Northern United States (Crotalus horridus), and the diamond rattlesnake of the South (C. adamanteus), are the best known. See Illust. of Fang.
Rattlewings (n.) The golden-eye.
Ravishingly (adv.) In a ravishing manner.
Sabbatarian (n.) One who regards and keeps the seventh day of the week as holy, agreeably to the letter of the fourth commandment in the Decalogue.
Sabbatarian (n.) A strict observer of the Sabbath.
Sabbatarian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Sabbath, or the tenets of Sabbatarians.
Sabbathless (a.) Without Sabbath, or intermission of labor; hence, without respite or rest.
Sabretasche (n.) A leather case or pocket worn by cavalry at the left side, suspended from the sword belt.
Saccharilla (n.) A kind of muslin.
Saccharinic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, saccharin; specifically, designating a complex acid not known in the free state but well known in its salts, which are obtained by boiling dextrose and levulose (invert sugar) with milk of lime.
Saccharized (imp. & p. p.) of Saccharize
Saccharonic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, saccharone; specifically, designating an unstable acid which is obtained from saccharone (a) by hydration, and forms a well-known series of salts.
Sacchulmate (n.) A salt of sacchulmic acid.
Sacciferous (a.) Bearing a sac.
Saccoglossa (n. pl.) Same as Pellibranchiata.
Sackclothed (a.) Clothed in sackcloth.
Sack-winged (a.) Having a peculiar pouch developed near the front edge of the wing; -- said of certain bats of the genus Saccopteryx.
Sacramental (a.) Of or pertaining to a sacrament or the sacraments; of the nature of a sacrament; sacredly or solemnly binding; as, sacramental rites or elements.
Sacramental (a.) Bound by a sacrament.
Sacramental (n.) That which relates to a sacrament.
Sacrificant (n.) One who offers a sacrifice.
Sacrificing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sacrifice
Sacrificial (a.) Of or pertaining to sacrifice or sacrifices; consisting in sacrifice; performing sacrifice.
Sacrilegist (n.) One guilty of sacrilege.
Saddlecloth (n.) A cloth under a saddle, and extending out behind; a housing.
Sadduceeism (n.) Alt. of Sadducism
Sadducizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sadducize
Saengerfest (n.) A festival of singers; a German singing festival.
Safe-pledge (n.) A surety for the appearance of a person at a given time.
Sagittarius (n.) The ninth of the twelve signs of the zodiac, which the sun enters about November 22, marked thus [/] in almanacs; the Archer.
Sagittarius (n.) A zodiacal constellation, represented on maps and globes as a centaur shooting an arrow.
Sagittocyst (n.) A defensive cell containing a minute rodlike structure which may be expelled. Such cells are found in certain Turbellaria.
Salal-berry (n.) The edible fruit of the Gaultheria Shallon, an ericaceous shrub found from California northwards. The berries are about the size of a common grape and of a dark purple color.
Salebrosity (n.) Roughness or ruggedness.
Salicaceous (a.) Belonging or relating to the willow.
Salinometer (n.) A salimeter.
Salpingitis (n.) Inflammation of the salpinx.
salsuginous (a.) Growing in brackish places or in salt marshes.
Saltatorial (a.) Relating to leaping; saltatory; as, saltatorial exercises.
Saltatorial (a.) Same as Saltatorious.
Saltatorial (a.) Of or pertaining to the Saltatoria.
Saltigradae (n. pl.) A tribe of spiders including those which lie in wait and leap upon their prey; the leaping spiders.
Saltimbanco (n.) A mountebank; a quack.
Saltirewise (adv.) In the manner of a saltire; -- said especially of the blazoning of a shield divided by two
Saltpetrous (a.) Pertaining to saltpeter, or partaking of its qualities; impregnated with saltpeter.
Salvability (n.) The quality or condition of being salvable; salvableness.
Sanableness (n.) The quality of being sanable.
Sancte bell (n.) See Sanctus bell, under Sanctus.
Sanctifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sanctify
Sanctioning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sanction
Sanctionary (a.) Of, pertaining to, or giving, sanction.
Sanctuarize (v. t.) To shelter by means of a sanctuary or sacred privileges.
Sanctuaries (pl. ) of Sanctuary
Sandaliform (a.) Shaped like a sandal or slipper.
Sandemanian (n.) A follower of Robert Sandeman, a Scotch sectary of the eighteenth century. See Glassite.
Sandwiching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sandwich
Sanguinaria (n.) A genus of plants of the Poppy family.
Sanguinaria (n.) The rootstock of the bloodroot, used in medicine as an emetic, etc.
Sanguineous (a.) Abounding with blood; sanguine.
Sanguineous (a.) Of or pertaining to blood; bloody; constituting blood.
Sanguineous (a.) Blood-red; crimson.
Sanskritist (n.) One versed in Sanskrit.
Santoninate (n.) A salt of santoninic acid.
Sapientious (a.) Sapiential.
Saponaceous (a.) Resembling soap; having the qualities of soap; soapy.
Saponifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Saponify
Sapotaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order (Sapotaceae) of (mostly tropical) trees and shrubs, including the star apple, the Lucuma, or natural marmalade tree, the gutta-percha tree (Isonandra), and the India mahwa, as well as the sapodilla, or sapota, after which the order is named.
Sappan wood () Sapan wood.
Saprophagan (n.) One of a tribe of beetles which feed upon decaying animal and vegetable substances; a carrion beetle.
Saprophytic (a.) Feeding or growing upon decaying animal or vegetable matter; pertaining to a saprophyte or the saprophytes.
Saracenical (a.) Of or pertaining to the Saracens; as, Saracenic architecture.
Sarcastical (a.) Expressing, or expressed by, sarcasm; characterized by, or of the nature of, sarcasm; given to the use of sarcasm; bitterly satirical; scornfully severe; taunting.
Sarcolactic (a.) Relating to muscle and milk; as, sarcolactic acid. See Lactic acid, under Lactic.
Sarcomatous (a.) Of or pertaining to sarcoma; resembling sarcoma.
Sarcophagan (n.) Any animal which eats flesh, especially any carnivorous marsupial.
Sarcophagan (n.) Any fly of the genus Sarcophaga.
Sarcophagus (n.) A species of limestone used among the Greeks for making coffins, which was so called because it consumed within a few weeks the flesh of bodies deposited in it. It is otherwise called lapis Assius, or Assian stone, and is said to have been found at Assos, a city of Lycia.
Sarcophagus (n.) A coffin or chest-shaped tomb of the kind of stone described above; hence, any stone coffin.
Sarcophagus (n.) A stone shaped like a sarcophagus and placed by a grave as a memorial.
Sarcoseptum (n.) One of the mesenteries of an anthozoan.
Sarculation (n.) A weeding, as with a hoe or a rake.
Satanophany (n.) An incarnation of Satan; a being possessed by a demon.
Satisfiable (a.) That may be satisfied.
Saturnalian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Saturnalia.
Saturnalian (a.) Of unrestrained and intemperate jollity; riotously merry; dissolute.
Sauce-alone (n.) Jack-by-the-hedge. See under Jack.
Savableness (n.) Capability of being saved.
Sawarra nut () See Souari nut.
Saw-toothed (a.) Having a tooth or teeth like those of a saw; serrate.
Saxifragant (a.) Breaking or destroying stones; saxifragous.
Saxifragant (n.) That which breaks or destroys stones.
Saxifragous (a.) Dissolving stone, especially dissolving stone in the bladder.
Tabefaction (n.) A wasting away; a gradual losing of flesh by disease.
Tabernacled (imp. & p. p.) of Tabernacle
Tabularized (imp. & p. p.) of Tabularize
Tachhydrite (n.) A hydrous chloride of calcium and magnesium occurring in yellowish masses which rapidly deliquesce upon exposure. It is found in the salt mines at Stassfurt.
Tachydidaxy (n.) A short or rapid method of instructing.
Tachyglossa (n. pl.) A division of monotremes which comprises the spiny ant-eaters of Australia and New Guinea. See Illust. under Echidna.
Tachygraphy (n.) The art or practice of rapid writing; shorthand writing; stenography.
Taciturnity (n.) Habilual silence, or reserve in speaking.
Taintlessly (adv.) In a taintless manner.
Talebearing (a.) Telling tales officiously.
Talebearing (n.) The act of informing officiously; communication of sectrts, scandal, etc., maliciously.
Taliacotian (a.) See Tagliacotian.
Tallow-face (n.) One who has a sickly, pale complexion.
Talmudistic (a.) Resembling the Talmud; Talmudic.
Tangibility (n.) The quality or state of being tangible.
Tantalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tantalize
Tanystomata (n. pl.) A division of dipterous insects in which the proboscis is large and contains lancelike mandibles and maxillae. The horseflies and robber flies are examples.
Tapestrying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tapestry
Tarditation (n.) Tardiness.
Tartarizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tartarize
Tartrovinic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a certain acid composed of tartaric acid in combination with ethyl, and now called ethyltartaric acid.
Taurocholic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a conjugate acid (called taurocholic acid) composed of taurine and cholic acid, present abundantly in human bile and in that of carnivora. It is exceedingly deliquescent, and hence appears generally as a thick, gummy mass, easily soluble in water and alcohol. It has a bitter taste.
Tautochrone (n.) A curved
Tautologist (n.) One who uses tautological words or phrases.
Tautologize (v. i.) To repeat the same thing in different words.
Tautologous (a.) Repeating the same thing in different words; tautological.
Tautomerism (n.) The condition, quality, or relation of metameric substances, or their respective derivatives, which are more or less interchangeable, according as one form or the other is the more stable. It is a special case of metamerism; thus, the lactam and the lactim compounds exhibit tautomerism.
Tautoousian (a.) Alt. of Tautoousious
Taxaspidean (a.) Having the posterior tarsal scales, or scutella, rectangular and arranged in regular rows; -- said of certain birds.
Taxgatherer (n.) One who collects taxes or revenues.
Taxidermist (n.) A person skilled in taxidermy.
Vaccinating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vaccinate
Vaccination (n.) The act, art, or practice of vaccinating, or inoculating with the cowpox, in order to prevent or mitigate an attack of smallpox. Cf. Inoculation.
Vacillating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vacillate
Vacillating (a.) Inc
Vacillation (n.) The act of vacillating; a moving one way and the other; a wavering.
Vacillatory (a.) Inc
Vacuolation (n.) Formation into, or multiplication of, vacuoles.
Vacuousness (n.) The quality or state of being vacuous; emptiness; vacuity.
Vagabondage (n.) The condition of a vagabond; a state or habit of wandering about in idleness; vagrancy.
Vagabondism (n.) Vagabondage.
Vagabondize (v. i.) To play the vagabond; to wander about in idleness.
Vaginervose (a.) Having the nerves, or veins, placed in apparent disorder.
Vagrantness (n.) State of being vagrant; vagrancy.
Vaishnavism (n.) The worship of Vishnu.
Valediction (n.) A farewell; a bidding farewell.
Valedictory (a.) Bidding farewell; suitable or designed for an occasion of leave-taking; as, a valedictory oration.
Valedictory (n.) A valedictory oration or address spoken at commencement in American colleges or seminaries by one of the graduating class, usually by the leading scholar.
Valentinian (n.) One of a school of Judaizing Gnostics in the second century; -- so called from Valentinus, the founder.
Valerianate (n.) A valerate.
Valeritrine (n.) A base, C15H27N, produced together with valeridine, which it resembles.
Valve-shell (n.) Any fresh-water gastropod of the genus Valvata.
Van-courier (n.) One sent in advance; an avant-courier; a precursor.
Vanner hawk () The kestrel.
Vanquishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vanquish
Vaporimeter (n.) An instrument for measuring the volume or the tension of any vapor; specifically, an instrument of this sort used as an alcoholometer in testing spirituous liquors.
Vaporizable (a.) Capable of being vaporized into vapor.
Variability (n.) The quality or state of being variable; variableness.
Variability (n.) The power possessed by living organisms, both animal and vegetable, of adapting themselves to modifications or changes in their environment, thus possibly giving rise to ultimate variation of structure or function.
Variegating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Variegate
Variegation (n.) The act of variegating or diversifying, or the state of being diversified, by different colors; diversity of colors.
Variolation (n.) Inoculation with smallpox.
Vascularity (n.) The quality or state of being vascular.
Vase-shaped (a.) Formed like a vase, or like a common flowerpot.
Vasodentine (n.) A modified form of dentine, which is permeated by blood capillaries; vascular dentine.
Vasodilator (a.) Causing dilation or relaxation of the blood vessels; as, the vasodilator nerves, stimulation of which causes dilation of the blood vessels to which they go. These nerves are also called vaso-inhibitory, and vasohypotonic nerves, since their stimulation causes relaxation and rest.
Vaticinator (n.) One who vaticinates; a prophet.
Vaza parrot () Any one of several species of parrots of the genus Coracopsis, native of Madagascar; -- called also vasa parrot.
Wagonwright (n.) One who makes wagons.
Wainscoting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wainscot
Wainscoting (n.) The act or occupation of covering or lining with boards in panel.
Wainscoting (n.) The material used to wainscot a house, or the wainscot as a whole; panelwork.
Wanderingly (adv.) In a wandering manner.
Warefulness (n.) Wariness; cautiousness.
Warehousing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Warehouse
Warehousing (n.) The act of placing goods in a warehouse, or in a customhouse store.
Warlikeness (n.) Quality of being warlike.
Warrantable (a.) Authorized by commission, precept, or right; justifiable; defensible; as, the seizure of a thief is always warrantable by law and justice; falsehood is never warrantable.
Washerwomen (pl. ) of Washerwoman
Washerwoman (n.) A woman who washes clothes, especially for hire, or for others.
Washerwoman (n.) The pied wagtail; -- so called in allusion to its beating the water with its tail while tripping along the leaves of water plants.
Wastebasket (n.) A basket used in offices, libraries, etc., as a receptacle for waste paper.
Wastethrift (n.) A spendthrift.
Watchhouses (pl. ) of Watchhouse
Water adder () The water moccasin.
Water adder () The common, harmless American water snake (Tropidonotus sipedon). See Illust. under Water Snake.
Water beech () The American hornbeam. See Hornbeam.
Water-bound (a.) Prevented by a flood from proceeding.
Water brain () A disease of sheep; gid.
Water brash () See under Brash.
Water clock () An instrument or machine serving to measure time by the fall, or flow, of a certain quantity of water; a clepsydra.
Water color () A color ground with water and gum or other glutinous medium; a color the vehicle of which is water; -- so called in distinction from oil color.
Water color () A picture painted with such colors.
Water craft () Any vessel or boat plying on water; vessels and boats, collectively.
Water crake () The dipper.
Water crake () The spotted crake (Porzana maruetta). See Illust. of Crake.
Water crake () The swamp hen, or crake, of Australia.
Water crane () A goose-neck apparatus for supplying water from an elevated tank, as to the tender of a locomotive.
Water cress () A perennial cruciferous herb (Nasturtium officinale) growing usually in clear running or spring water. The leaves are pungent, and used for salad and as an antiscorbutic.
Water devil () The rapacious larva of a large water beetle (Hydrophilus piceus), and of other similar species. See Illust. of Water beetle.
Water drain () A drain or channel for draining off water.
Water eagle () The osprey.
Water elder () The guelder-rose.
Water frame () A name given to the first power spinning machine, because driven by water power.
Water gauge () A wall or bank to hold water back.
Water gauge () An instrument for measuring or ascertaining the depth or quantity of water, or for indicating the height of its surface, as in the boiler of a steam engine. See Gauge.
Water gavel () A gavel or rent paid for a privilege, as of fishing, in some river or water.
Water glass () See Soluble glass, under Glass.
Water gruel () A liquid food composed of water and a small portion of meal, or other farinaceous substance, boiled and seasoned.
Water joint () A joint in a stone pavement where the stones are left slightly higher than elsewhere, the rest of the surface being sunken or dished. The raised surface is intended to prevent the settling of water in the joints.
Waterlander (n.) Alt. of Waterlandian
Water lemon () The edible fruit of two species of passion flower (Passiflora laurifolia, and P. maliformis); -- so called in the West Indies.
Water level () The level formed by the surface of still water.
Water level () A kind of leveling instrument. See under Level, n.
Water meter () A contrivance for measuring a supply of water delivered or received for any purpose, as from a street main.
Water motor () A water engine.
Water motor () A water wheel; especially, a small water wheel driven by water from a street main.
Water mouse () Any one of several species of mice belonging to the genus Hydromys, native of Australia and Tasmania. Their hind legs are strong and their toes partially webbed. They live on the borders of streams, and swim well. They are remarkable as being the only rodents found in Australia.
Water nymph () A goddess of any stream or other body of water, whether one of the Naiads, Nereids, or Oceanides.
Water nymph () A water lily (Nymphaea).
Water ousel () Alt. of Water ouzel
Water ouzel () Any one of several species of small insessorial birds of the genus Cinclus (or Hydrobates), especially the European water ousel (C. aquaticus), and the American water ousel (C. Mexicanus). These birds live about the water, and are in the habit of walking on the bottom of streams beneath the water in search of food.
Water plant () A plant that grows in water; an aquatic plant.
Water plate () A plate heated by hot water contained in a double bottom or jacket.
Water poise () A hydrometer.
Water power () The power of water employed to move machinery, etc.
Water power () A fall of water which may be used to drive machinery; a site for a water mill; a water privilege.
Water qualm () See Water brash, under Brash.
Water screw () A screw propeller.
Water shrew () Any one of several species of shrews having fringed feet and capable of swimming actively. The two common European species (Crossopus fodiens, and C. ciliatus) are the best known. The most common American water shrew, or marsh shrew (Neosorex palustris), is rarely seen, owing to its nocturnal habits.
Water snail () Any aquatic pulmonate gastropod belonging to Planorbis, Limnaea, and allied genera; a pond snail.
Water snail () The Archimedean screw.
Water snake () A common North American colubrine snake (Tropidonotus sipedon) which lives chiefly in the water.
Water snake () Any species of snakes of the family Homalopsidae, all of which are aquatic in their habits.
Water tabby () A kind of waved or watered tabby. See Tabby, n., 1.
Water table () A molding, or other projection, in the wall of a building, to throw off the water, -- generally used in the United States for the first table above the surface of the ground (see Table, n., 9), that is, for the table at the top of the foundation and the beginning of the upper wall.
Water thief () A pirate.
Water thyme () See Anacharis.
Water tiger () A diving, or water, beetle, especially the larva of a water beetle. See Illust. b of Water beetle.
Water-tight (a.) So tight as to retain, or not to admit, water; not leaky.
Water torch () The common cat-tail (Typha latifolia), the spike of which makes a good torch soaked in oil.
Water tower () A large metal pipe made to be extended vertically by sections, and used for discharging water upon burning buildings.
Water viper () See Water moccasin.
Water wheel () Any wheel for propelling machinery or for other purposes, that is made to rotate by the direct action of water; -- called an overshot wheel when the water is applied at the top, an undershot wheel when at the bottom, a breast wheel when at an intermediate point; other forms are called reaction wheel, vortex wheel, turbine wheel, etc.
Water wheel () The paddle wheel of a steam vessel.
Water wheel () A wheel for raising water; a noria, or the like.
Water witch () The dabchick.
Water witch () The stormy petrel.
Water-white (n.) A vinelike plant (Vitis Caribaea) growing in parched districts in the West Indies, and containing a great amount of sap which is sometimes used for quenching thirst.
Waywodeship (n.) The office, province, or jurisdiction of a waywode.
Xanthelasma (n.) See Xanthoma.
Xanthochroi (n. pl.) A division of the Caucasian races, comprising the lighter-colored members.
Xanthogenic (a.) Producing a yellow color or compound; xanthic. See Xanthic acid, under Xanthic.
Xanthophane (n.) The yellow pigment present in the inner segments of the retina in animals. See Chromophane.
Xanthophyll (n.) A yellow coloring matter found in yellow autumn leaves, and also produced artificially from chlorophyll; -- formerly called also phylloxanthin.
Xanthorhiza (n.) A genus of shrubby ranunculaceous plants of North America, including only the species Xanthorhiza apiifolia, which has roots of a deep yellow color; yellowroot. The bark is intensely bitter, and is sometimes used as a tonic.
Xanthorhoea (n.) A genus of endogenous plants, native to Australia, having a thick, sometimes arborescent, stem, and long grasslike leaves. See Grass tree.
Xanthoxylum (n.) A genus of prickly shrubs or small trees, the bark and rots of which are of a deep yellow color; prickly ash.
Yawl-rigged (a.) Having two masts with fore-and-aft sails, but differing from a schooner in that the after mast is very small, and stepped as far aft as possible. See Illustration in Appendix.
Zauschneria (n.) A genus of flowering plants. Zauschneria Californica is a suffrutescent perennial, with showy red flowers much resembling those of the garden fuchsia.
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