11 letter words whose second letter is E
Aeolotropic (a.) Exhibiting differences of quality or property in different directions; not isotropic.
Aerodynamic (a.) Pertaining to the force of air in motion.
Aerographer (n.) One versed in aeography: an aerologist.
Aerographic (a.) Alt. of Aerographical
Aerological (a.) Of or pertaining to aerology.
Aeronautics (n.) The science or art of ascending and sailing in the air, as by means of a balloon; aerial navigation; ballooning.
Aerostatics (n.) The science that treats of the equilibrium of elastic fluids, or that of bodies sustained in them. Hence it includes aeronautics.
Aerostation (n.) Aerial navigation; the art of raising and guiding balloons in the air.
Aerostation (n.) The science of weighing air; aerostatics.
Aesculapian (a.) Pertaining to Aesculapius or to the healing art; medical; medicinal.
Aesculapius (n.) The god of medicine. Hence, a physician.
Aesthesodic (a.) Conveying sensory or afferent impulses; -- said of nerves.
Aesthetical (a.) Of or Pertaining to aesthetics; versed in aesthetics; as, aesthetic studies, emotions, ideas, persons, etc.
Aesthetican (n.) One versed in aesthetics.
Aestivation (n.) The state of torpidity induced by the heat and dryness of summer, as in certain snails; -- opposed to hibernation.
Aestivation (n.) The arrangement of the petals in a flower bud, as to folding, overlapping, etc.; prefloration.
Bearishness (n.) Behavior like that of a bear.
Bear's-foot (n.) A species of hellebore (Helleborus foetidus), with digitate leaves. It has an offensive smell and acrid taste, and is a powerful emetic, cathartic, and anthelmintic.
Beastlihead (n.) Beast
Beatificate (v. t.) To beatify.
Beaucatcher (n.) A small flat curl worn on the temple by women.
Beautifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beautify
Bedevilling () of Bedevil
Bedevilment (n.) The state of being bedeviled; bewildering confusion; vexatious trouble.
Bedizenment (n.) That which bedizens; the act of dressing, or the state of being dressed, tawdrily.
Bed-molding (n.) Alt. of Bed-moulding
Bedraggling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bedraggle
Bedrenching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bedrench
Beef-witted (n.) Stupid; dull.
Beetle brow () An overhanging brow.
Beetlestock (n.) The handle of a beetle.
Beet radish () Same as Beetrave.
Befittingly (adv.) In a befitting manner; suitably.
Befriending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Befriend
Beguilement (n.) The act of beguiling, or the state of being beguiled.
Bejewelling () of Bejewel
Bel-accoyle (n.) A kind or favorable reception or salutation.
Beleaguered (imp. & p. p.) of Beleaguer
Beleaguerer (n.) One who beleaguers.
Belecturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Belecture
Bell bearer () A Brazilian leaf hopper (Bocydium tintinnabuliferum), remarkable for the four bell-shaped appendages of its thorax.
Bellerophon (n.) A genus of fossil univalve shells, believed to belong to the Heteropoda, peculiar to the Paleozoic age.
Bellicosely (adv.) In a bellicose manner.
Belligerent (p. pr.) Waging war; carrying on war.
Belligerent (p. pr.) Pertaining, or tending, to war; of or relating to belligerents; as, a belligerent tone; belligerent rights.
Belligerent (n.) A nation or state recognized as carrying on war; a person engaged in warfare.
Bellipotent (p. pr.) Mighty in war; armipotent.
Bell pepper () A species of Capsicum, or Guinea pepper (C. annuum). It is the red pepper of the gardens.
Bell-shaped (a.) Having the shape of a wide-mouthed bell; campanulate.
Benedictine (a.) Pertaining to the monks of St. Benedict, or St. Benet.
Benedictine (n.) One of a famous order of monks, established by St. Benedict of Nursia in the sixth century. This order was introduced into the United States in 1846.
Benediction (n.) The act of blessing.
Benediction (n.) A blessing; an expression of blessing, prayer, or kind wishes in favor of any person or thing; a solemn or affectionate invocation of happiness.
Benediction (n.) The short prayer which closes public worship; as, to give the benediction.
Benediction (n.) The form of instituting an abbot, answering to the consecration of a bishop.
Benediction (n.) A solemn rite by which bells, banners, candles, etc., are blessed with holy water, and formally dedicated to God.
Benedictive (a.) Tending to bless.
Benedictory (a.) Expressing wishes for good; as, a benedictory prayer.
Benefaction (n.) The act of conferring a benefit.
Benefaction (n.) A benefit conferred; esp. a charitable donation.
Beneficence (n.) The practice of doing good; active goodness, kindness, or charity; bounty springing from purity and goodness.
Beneficiary (a.) Holding some office or valuable possession, in subordination to another; holding under a feudal or other superior; having a dependent and secondary possession.
Beneficiary (a.) Bestowed as a gratuity; as, beneficiary gifts.
Beneficiary (n.) A feudatory or vassal; hence, one who holds a benefice and uses its proceeds.
Beneficiary (n.) One who receives anything as a gift; one who receives a benefit or advantage; esp. one who receives help or income from an educational fund or a trust estate.
Beneficiate (v. t.) To reduce (ores).
Beneficient (a.) Beneficent.
Benefitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Benefit
Benevolence (n.) The disposition to do good; good will; charitableness; love of mankind, accompanied with a desire to promote their happiness.
Benevolence (n.) An act of kindness; good done; charity given.
Benevolence (n.) A species of compulsory contribution or tax, which has sometimes been illegally exacted by arbitrary kings of England, and falsely represented as a gratuity.
Benightment (n.) The condition of being benighted.
Benzoinated (a.) Containing or impregnated with benzoin; as, benzoinated lard.
Beplastered (imp. & p. p.) of Beplaster
Bepommeling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bepommel
Bequeathing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bequeath
Bereavement (n.) The state of being bereaved; deprivation; esp., the loss of a relative by death.
Berthierite (n.) A double sulphide of antimony and iron, of a dark steel-gray color.
Beseechment (n.) The act of beseeching or entreating earnestly.
Besiegement (n.) The act of besieging, or the state of being besieged.
Beslavering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beslaver
Besmirching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Besmirch
Besottingly (adv.) In a besotting manner.
Bespangling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bespangle
Bespattered (imp. & p. p.) of Bespatter
Bespeckling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bespeckle
Bespreading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bespread
Besprinkled (imp. & p. p.) of Besprinkle
Besprinkler (n.) One who, or that which, besprinkles.
Bestialized (imp. & p. p.) of Bestialize
Betrothment (n.) The act of betrothing, or the state of being betrothed; betrothal.
Betrustment (n.) The act of intrusting, or the thing intrusted.
Bewildering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bewilder
Bewildering (a.) Causing bewilderment or great perplexity; as, bewildering difficulties.
Bewitchment (n.) The act of bewitching, or the state of being bewitched.
Bewitchment (n.) The power of bewitching or charming.
Bezoartical (a.) Having the qualities of an antidote, or of bezoar; healing.
Celebrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Celebrate
Celebration (n.) The act, process, or time of celebrating.
Celebrities (pl. ) of Celebrity
Celestially (adv.) In a celestial manner.
Celestinian (n.) A monk of the austere branch of the Franciscan Order founded by Celestine V. in the 13th centry.
Celliferous (a.) Bearing or producing cells.
Celtiberian (a.) Of or pertaining to the ancient Celtiberia (a district in Spain lying between the Ebro and the Tagus) or its inhabitants the Celtiberi (Celts of the river Iberus).
Celtiberian (n.) An inhabitant of Celtiberia.
Cementation (n.) The act or process of cementing.
Cementation (n.) A process which consists in surrounding a solid body with the powder of other substances, and heating the whole to a degree not sufficient to cause fusion, the physical properties of the body being changed by chemical combination with powder; thus iron becomes steel by cementation with charcoal, and green glass becomes porcelain by cementation with sand.
Cementatory (a.) Having the quality of cementing or uniting firmly.
Cenobitical (a.) Of or pertaining to a cenobite.
Centenarian (a.) Of or relating to a hundred years.
Centenarian (n.) A person a hundred years old.
Centenaries (pl. ) of Centenary
Centerboard (n.) Alt. of Centreboard
Centreboard (n.) A movable or sliding keel formed of a broad board or slab of wood or metal which may be raised into a water-tight case amidships, when in shallow water, or may be lowered to increase the area of lateral resistance and prevent leeway when the vessel is beating to windward. It is used in vessels of all sizes along the coast of the United States
Centerpiece (n.) Alt. of Centrepiece
Centrepiece (n.) An ornament to be placed in the center, as of a table, ceiling, atc.; a central article or figure.
Centifidous (a.) Divided into a hundred parts.
Centigramme (n.) The hundredth part of a gram; a weight equal to .15432 of a grain. See Gram.
Centralized (imp. & p. p.) of Centralize
Centrifugal (a.) Tending, or causing, to recede from the center.
Centrifugal (a.) Expanding first at the summit, and later at the base, as a flower cluster.
Centrifugal (a.) Having the radicle turned toward the sides of the fruit, as some embryos.
Centrifugal (n.) A centrifugal machine.
Centripetal (a.) Tending, or causing, to approach the center.
Centripetal (a.) Expanding first at the base of the inflorescence, and proceeding in order towards the summit.
Centripetal (a.) Having the radicle turned toward the axis of the fruit, as some embryos.
Centripetal (a.) Progressing by changes from the exterior of a thing toward its center; as, the centripetal calcification of a bone.
Centriscoid (a.) Allied to, or resembling, the genus Centriscus, of which the bellows fish is an example.
Centrobaric (a.) Relating to the center of gravity, or to the process of finding it.
Centumviral (a.) Of or pertaining to the centumviri, or to a centumvir.
Centuriator (n.) Alt. of Centurist
Cephalalgia (n.) Alt. of Cephalalgy
Cephalalgic (a.) Relating to, or affected with, headache.
Cephalalgic (n.) A remedy for the headache.
Cephalaspis (n.) A genus of fossil ganoid fishes found in the old red sandstone or Devonian formation. The head is large, and protected by a broad shield-shaped helmet prolonged behind into two lateral points.
Cephalology (n.) The science which treats of the head.
Cephalomere (n.) One of the somites (arthromeres) which make up the head of arthropods.
Cephalopode (n.) One of the Cephalopoda.
Cephalopoda (n. pl.) The highest class of Mollusca.
Cephalosome (n.) The anterior region or head of insects and other arthropods.
Cephalotome (n.) An instrument for cutting into the fetal head, to facilitate delivery.
Cephalotomy (n.) Dissection or opening of the head.
Cephalotomy (n.) Craniotomy; -- usually applied to bisection of the fetal head with a saw.
Cerargyrite (n.) Native silver chloride, a mineral of a white to pale yellow or gray color, darkening on exposure to the light. It may be cut by a knife, like lead or horn (hence called horn silver).
Cerebellous (a.) Pertaining to the cerebellum.
Cerebellums (pl. ) of Cerebellum
Cerebralism (n.) The doctrine or theory that psychical phenomena are functions or products of the brain only.
Cerebralist (n.) One who accepts cerebralism.
Cerebration (n.) Action of the brain, whether conscious or unconscious.
Cerebricity (n.) Brain power.
Cerebriform (a.) Like the brain in form or substance.
Cerebrology (n.) The science which treats of the cerebrum or brain.
Ceremonious (a.) Consisting of outward forms and rites; ceremonial. [In this sense ceremonial is now preferred.]
Ceremonious (a.) According to prescribed or customary rules and forms; devoted to forms and ceremonies; formally respectful; punctilious.
Cerographic (a.) Alt. of Cerographical
Ceroplastic (a.) Relating to the art of modeling in wax.
Ceroplastic (a.) Modeled in wax; as, a ceroplastic figure.
Certainness (n.) Certainty.
Certainties (pl. ) of Certainty
Certificate (n.) A written testimony to the truth of any fact; as, certificate of good behavior.
Certificate (n.) A written declaration legally authenticated.
Certificate (v. t.) To verify or vouch for by certificate.
Certificate (v. t.) To furnish with a certificate; as, to certificate the captain of a vessel; a certificated teacher.
Cestraciont (n.) A shark of the genus Cestracion, and of related genera. The posterior teeth form a pavement of bony plates for crushing shellfish. Most of the species are extinct. The Port Jackson shark and a similar one found in California are living examples.
Cestraciont (a.) Pertaining to, or characteristic of, the genus Cestracion.
Cetological (a.) Of or pertaining to cetology.
Dead-stroke (a.) Making a stroke without recoil; deadbeat.
Deaf-mutism (n.) The condition of being a deaf-mute.
Dear-bought (a.) Bought at a high price; as, dear-bought experience.
Debarkation (n.) Disembarkation.
Debatefully (adv.) With contention.
Debauchedly (adv.) In a profligate manner.
Debauchment (n.) The act of corrupting; the act of seducing from virtue or duty.
Debauchness (n.) Debauchedness.
Debellation (n.) The act of conquering or subduing.
Debilitated (imp. & p. p.) of Debilitate
Debonairity (n.) Debonairness.
Decachordon (n.) An ancient Greek musical instrument of ten strings, resembling the harp.
Decachordon (n.) Something consisting of ten parts.
Deccagynous (a.) Belonging to the Decagynia; having ten styles.
Decahedrons (pl. ) of Decahedron
Decalcified (imp. & p. p.) of Decalcify
Decantation (n.) The act of pouring off a clear liquor gently from its lees or sediment, or from one vessel into another.
Decapitated (imp. & p. p.) of Decapitate
Deccapodous (a.) Belonging to the decapods; having ten feet; ten-footed.
Decarbonate (v. t.) To deprive of carbonic acid.
Decarbonize (v. t.) To deprive of carbon; as, to decarbonize steel; to decarbonize the blood.
Decarburize (v. t.) To deprive of carbon; to remove the carbon from.
Deceitfully (adv.) With intent to deceive.
Decemvirate (n.) The office or term of office of the decemvirs in Rome.
Decemvirate (n.) A body of ten men in authority.
Decennaries (pl. ) of Decennary
Decennovary (a.) Pertaining to the number nineteen; of nineteen years.
Deceptively (adv.) In a manner to deceive.
Deceptivity (n.) Deceptiveness; a deception; a sham.
Decerniture (n.) A decree or sentence of a court.
Decerptible (a.) That may be plucked off, cropped, or torn away.
Decertation (n.) Contest for mastery; contention; strife.
Decillionth (a.) Pertaining to a decillion, or to the quotient of unity divided by a decillion.
Decillionth (n.) The quotient of unity divided by a decillion.
Decillionth (n.) One of a decillion equal parts.
Decimosexto (n.) A book consisting of sheets, each of which is folded into sixteen leaves; hence, indicating, more or less definitely, a size of book; -- usually written 16mo or 16!.
Decimosexto (a.) Having sixteen leaves to a sheet; as, a decimosexto form, book, leaf, size.
Deciphering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decipher
Decipheress (n.) A woman who deciphers.
Declamation (n.) The act or art of declaiming; rhetorical delivery; haranguing; loud speaking in public; especially, the public recitation of speeches as an exercise in schools and colleges; as, the practice declamation by students.
Declamation (n.) A set or harangue; declamatory discourse.
Declamation (n.) Pretentious rhetorical display, with more sound than sense; as, mere declamation.
Declamatory (a.) Pertaining to declamation; treated in the manner of a rhetorician; as, a declamatory theme.
Declamatory (a.) Characterized by rhetorical display; pretentiously rhetorical; without solid sense or argument; bombastic; noisy; as, a declamatory way or style.
Declaration (n.) The act of declaring, or publicly announcing; explicit asserting; undisguised token of a ground or side taken on any subject; proclamation; exposition; as, the declaration of an opinion; a declaration of war, etc.
Declaration (n.) That which is declared or proclaimed; announcement; distinct statement; formal expression; avowal.
Declaration (n.) The document or instrument containing such statement or proclamation; as, the Declaration of Independence (now preserved in Washington).
Declaration (n.) That part of the process in which the plaintiff sets forth in order and at large his cause of complaint; the narration of the plaintiff's case containing the count, or counts. See Count, n., 3.
Declarative (a.) Making declaration, proclamation, or publication; explanatory; assertive; declaratory.
Declaratory (a.) Making declaration, explanation, or exhibition; making clear or manifest; affirmative; expressive; as, a clause declaratory of the will of the legislature.
Declarement (n.) Declaration.
Declination (n.) The act or state of bending downward; inclination; as, declination of the head.
Declination (n.) The act or state of falling off or declining from excellence or perfection; deterioration; decay; dec
Declination (n.) The act of deviating or turning aside; oblique motion; obliquity; withdrawal.
Declination (n.) The act or state of declining or refusing; withdrawal; refusal; averseness.
Declination (n.) The angular distance of any object from the celestial equator, either northward or southward.
Declination (n.) The arc of the horizon, contained between the vertical plane and the prime vertical circle, if reckoned from the east or west, or between the meridian and the plane, reckoned from the north or south.
Declination (n.) The act of inflecting a word; declension. See Dec
Declinatory (a.) Containing or involving a declination or refusal, as of submission to a charge or sentence.
Declinature (n.) The act of declining or refusing; as, the declinature of an office.
Declivitous (a.) Alt. of Declivous
Declivities (pl. ) of Declivity
Decollating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decollate
Decollation (n.) The act of beheading or state of one beheaded; -- especially used of the execution of St. John the Baptist.
Decollation (n.) A painting representing the beheading of a saint or martyr, esp. of St. John the Baptist.
Decomposing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decompose
Decomposite (a.) Compounded more than once; compounded with things already composite.
Decomposite (a.) See Decompound, a., 2.
Decomposite (n.) Anything decompounded.
Decorticate (v. t.) To divest of the bark, husk, or exterior coating; to husk; to peel; to hull.
Decrepitate (v. t.) To roast or calcine so as to cause a crackling noise; as, to decrepitate salt.
Decrepitate (v. i.) To crackle, as salt in roasting.
Decrepitude (n.) The broken state produced by decay and the infirmities of age; infirm old age.
Decrescendo (a. & adv.) With decreasing volume of sound; -- a direction to performers, either written upon the staff (abbreviated Dec., or Decresc.), or indicated by the sign.
Decretorial (a.) Decretory; authoritative.
Decretorily (adv.) In a decretory or definitive manner; by decree.
Decumbently (adv.) In a decumbent posture.
Decumbiture (n.) Confinement to a sick bed, or time of taking to one's bed from sickness.
Decumbiture (n.) Aspect of the heavens at the time of taking to one's sick bed, by which the prognostics of recovery or death were made.
Decurionate (n.) The office of a decurion.
Decursively (adv.) In a decursive manner.
Decurtation (n.) Act of cutting short.
Decussating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decussate
Decussately (adv.) In a decussate manner.
Decussation (n.) Act of crossing at an acute angle, or state of being thus crossed; an intersection in the form of an X; as, the decussation of
Decussative (a.) Intersecting at acute angles.
Dedentition (n.) The shedding of teeth.
Deductively (adv.) By deduction; by way of inference; by consequence.
Deerstalker (n.) One who practices deerstalking.
Defalcating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Defalcate
Defalcation (n.) A lopping off; a diminution; abatement; deficit. Specifically: Reduction of a claim by deducting a counterclaim; set- off.
Defalcation (n.) That which is lopped off, diminished, or abated.
Defalcation (n.) An abstraction of money, etc., by an officer or agent having it in trust; an embezzlement.
Defatigable (a.) Capable of being wearied or tired out.
Defeasanced (a.) Liable to defeasance; capable of being made void or forfeited.
Defensative (n.) That which serves to protect or defend.
Defenseless (a.) Destitute of defense; unprepared to resist attack; unable to oppose; unprotected.
Defensively (adv.) On the defensive.
Deferential (a.) Expressing deference; accustomed to defer.
Defeudalize (v. t.) To deprive of the feudal character or form.
Defibrinate (v. t.) To deprive of fibrin, as fresh blood or lymph by stirring with twigs.
Defibrinize (v. t.) To defibrinate.
Defiliation (n.) Abstraction of a child from its parents.
Deflagrable (a.) Burning with a sudden and sparkling combustion, as niter; hence, slightly explosive; liable to snap and crackle when heated, as salt.
Deflagrated (imp. & p. p.) of Deflagrate
Deflagrator (n.) A form of the voltaic battery having large plates, used for producing rapid and powerful combustion.
Deflectable (a.) Capable of being deflected.
Defloration (n.) The act of deflouring; as, the defloration of a virgin.
Defloration (n.) That which is chosen as the flower or choicest part; careful culling or selection.
Defoedation (n.) Defedation.
Defoliation (n.) The separation of ripened leaves from a branch or stem; the falling or shedding of the leaves.
Deforcement (n.) A keeping out by force or wrong; a wrongful withholding, as of lands or tenements, to which another has a right.
Deforcement (n.) Resistance to an officer in the execution of law.
Deformation (n.) The act of deforming, or state of anything deformed.
Deformation (n.) Transformation; change of shape.
Deformities (pl. ) of Deformity
Defraudment (n.) Privation by fraud; defrauding.
Degarnished (imp. & p. p.) of Degarnish
Degenerated (imp. & p. p.) of Degenerate
Deglutinate (v. t.) To loosen or separate by dissolving the glue which unties; to unglue.
Deglutition (n.) The act or process of swallowing food; the power of swallowing.
Deglutitory (a.) Serving for, or aiding in, deglutition.
Degradation (n.) The act of reducing in rank, character, or reputation, or of abasing; a lowering from one's standing or rank in office or society; diminution; as, the degradation of a peer, a knight, a general, or a bishop.
Degradation (n.) The state of being reduced in rank, character, or reputation; baseness; moral, physical, or intellectual degeneracy; disgrace; abasement; debasement.
Degradation (n.) Diminution or reduction of strength, efficacy, or value; degeneration; deterioration.
Degradation (n.) A gradual wearing down or wasting, as of rocks and banks, by the action of water, frost etc.
Degradation (n.) The state or condition of a species or group which exhibits degraded forms; degeneration.
Degradation (n.) Arrest of development, or degeneration of any organ, or of the body as a whole.
Degradement (n.) Deprivation of rank or office; degradation.
Degradingly (adv.) In a degrading manner.
Degravation (a.) The act of making heavy.
Degustation (n.) Tasting; the appreciation of sapid qualities by the taste organs.
Dehonestate (v. t.) To disparage.
Dehortation (n.) Dissuasion; advice against something.
Dehortative (a.) Dissuasive.
Dehortatory (a.) Fitted or designed to dehort or dissuade.
Dehydration (n.) The act or process of freeing from water; also, the condition of a body from which the water has been removed.
Deictically (adv.) In a manner to show or point out; directly; absolutely; definitely.
Deification (n.) The act of deifying; exaltation to divine honors; apotheosis; excessive praise.
Deintegrate (v. t.) To disintegrate.
Deistically (adv.) After the manner of deists.
Delactation (n.) The act of weaning.
Delapsation (n.) See Delapsion.
Delassation (n.) Fatigue.
Del credere () An agreement by which an agent or factor, in consideration of an additional premium or commission (called a del credere commission), engages, when he sells goods on credit, to insure, warrant, or guarantee to his principal the solvency of the purchaser, the engagement of the factor being to pay the debt himself if it is not punctually discharged by the buyer when it becomes due.
Delectation (n.) Great pleasure; delight.
Delenifical (a.) Assuaging pain.
Deleterious (a.) Hurtful; noxious; destructive; pernicious; as, a deleterious plant or quality; a deleterious example.
Deletitious (a.) Of such a nature that anything may be erased from it; -- said of paper.
Deliberated (imp. & p. p.) of Deliberate
Deliberator (n.) One who deliberates.
Delibrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Delibrate
Delibration (n.) The act of stripping off the bark.
Deliciously (adv.) Delightfully; as, to feed deliciously; to be deliciously entertained.
Delightable (a.) Capable of delighting; delightful.
Delightedly (adv.) With delight; gladly.
Delightless (a.) Void of delight.
Delightsome (a.) Very pleasing; delightful.
Delinquency (n.) Failure or omission of duty; a fault; a misdeed; an offense; a misdemeanor; a crime.
Deliquation (n.) A melting.
Deliquesced (imp. & p. p.) of Deliquesce
Delitescent (a.) Lying hid; concealed.
Deliverable (a.) Capable of being, or about to be, delivered; necessary to be delivered.
Deliverance (n.) The act of delivering or freeing from restraint, captivity, peril, and the like; rescue; as, the deliverance of a captive.
Deliverance (n.) Act of bringing forth children.
Deliverance (n.) Act of speaking; utterance.
Deliverance (n.) The state of being delivered, or freed from restraint.
Deliverance (n.) Anything delivered or communicated; esp., an opinion or decision expressed publicly.
Deliverance (n.) Any fact or truth which is decisively attested or intuitively known as a psychological or philosophical datum; as, the deliverance of consciousness.
Deliverness (n.) Nimbleness; agility.
Deltohedron (n.) A solid bounded by twelve quadrilateral faces. It is a hemihedral form of the isometric system, allied to the tetrahedron.
Demagnetize (v. t.) To deprive of magnetic properties. See Magnetize.
Demagnetize (v. t.) To free from mesmeric influence; to demesmerize.
Demagogical (a.) Relating to, or like, a demagogue; factious.
Demarcation (n.) The act of marking, or of ascertaining and setting a limit; separation; distinction.
Demarkation (n.) Same as Demarcation.
Dementation (n.) The act of depriving of reason; madness.
Demephitize (v. t.) To purify from mephitic or foul air.
Demesmerize (v. t.) To relieve from mesmeric influence. See Mesmerize.
Demibastion (n.) A half bastion, or that part of a bastion consisting of one face and one flank.
Demibrigade (n.) A half brigade.
Demicadence (n.) An imperfect or half cadence, falling on the dominant instead of on the key note.
Demigoddess (n.) A female demigod.
Demigration (n.) Emigration.
Demi-island (n.) Peninsula.
Deminatured (a.) Having half the nature of another.
Demirelievo (n.) Half relief. See Demi-rilievo.
Democracies (pl. ) of Democracy
Democratism (n.) The principles or spirit of a democracy.
Democratist (n.) A democrat.
Democratize (v. t.) To render democratic.
Demolishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Demolish
Demoniacism (n.) The state of being demoniac, or the practices of demoniacs.
Demonianism (n.) The state of being possessed by a demon or by demons.
Demonocracy (n.) The power or government of demons.
Demonolatry (n.) The worship of demons.
Demonologer (n.) One versed in demonology.
Demonologic (a.) Alt. of Demonological
Demonomania (n.) A form of madness in which the patient conceives himself possessed of devils.
Demonstrate (v. t.) To point out; to show; to exhibit; to make evident.
Demonstrate (v. t.) To show, or make evident, by reasoning or proof; to prove by deduction; to establish so as to exclude the possibility of doubt or denial.
Demonstrate (v. t.) To exhibit and explain (a dissection or other anatomical preparation).
Demoralized (imp. & p. p.) of Demoralize
Demosthenic (a.) Pertaining to, or in the style of, Demosthenes, the Grecian orator.
Denarcotize (v. t.) To deprive of narcotine; as, to denarcotize opium.
Dendrachate (n.) Arborescent or dendritic agate.
Dendritical (a.) Pertaining to a dendrite, or to arborescent crystallization; having a form resembling a shrub or tree; arborescent.
Dendrometer (n.) An instrument to measure the height and diameter of trees.
Denigration (n.) The act of making black.
Denigration (n.) Fig.: A blackening; defamation.
Denitration (n.) A disengaging, or removal, of nitric acid.
Denizenship (n.) State of being a denizen.
Denominable (a.) Capable of being denominated or named.
Denominated (imp. & p. p.) of Denominate
Denominator (n.) One who, or that which, gives a name; origin or source of a name.
Denominator (n.) That number placed below the
Denominator (n.) That part of any expression under a fractional form which is situated below the horizontal
Denticulate (a.) Alt. of Denticulated
Dentiferous (a.) Bearing teeth; dentigerous.
Dentigerous (a.) Bearing teeth or toothlike structures.
Dentilabial (a.) Formed by the teeth and the lips, or representing a sound so formed.
Dentilabial (n.) A dentilabial sound or letter.
Dentilation (n.) Dentition.
Dentiroster (n.) A dentirostral bird.
Dentistical (a.) Pertaining to dentistry or to dentists.
Denunciator (n.) One who denounces, publishes, or proclaims, especially intended or coming evil; one who threatens or accuses.
Denutrition (n.) The opposition of nutrition; the failure of nutrition causing the breaking down of tissue.
Deobstruent (a.) Removing obstructions; having power to clear or open the natural ducts of the fluids and secretions of the body; aperient.
Deobstruent (n.) A medicine which removes obstructions; an aperient.
Deoxidation (n.) The act or process of reducing from the state of an oxide.
Deoxygenate (v. t.) To deoxidize.
Deoxygenize (v. t.) To deoxidize.
Depauperate (v. t. & i.) To make poor; to impoverish.
Depauperate (a.) Falling short of the natural size, from being impoverished or starved.
Depauperize (v. t.) To free from paupers; to rescue from poverty.
Dependently (adv.) In a dependent manner.
Dependingly (adv.) As having dependence.
Deperditely (adv.) Hopelessly; despairingly; in the manner of one ruined; as, deperditely wicked.
Deperdition (n.) Loss; destruction.
Dephlegmate (v. t.) To deprive of superabundant water, as by evaporation or distillation; to clear of aqueous matter; to rectify; -- used of spirits and acids.
Depicturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Depicture
Deplication (n.) An unfolding, untwisting, or unplaiting.
Deploration (n.) The act of deploring or lamenting; lamentation.
Deplorement (n.) Deploration.
Deploringly (adv.) In a deploring manner.
Deplumation (n.) The stripping or falling off of plumes or feathers.
Deplumation (n.) A disease of the eyelids, attended with loss of the eyelashes.
Depolarized (imp. & p. p.) of Depolarize
Depolarizer (n.) A substance used to prevent polarization, as upon the negative plate of a voltaic battery.
Depolishing (n.) The process of removing the vitreous glaze from porcelain, leaving the dull luster of the surface of ivory porcelain.
Depopulated (imp. & p. p.) of Depopulate
Depopulator (n.) One who depopulates; a dispeopler.
Deportation (n.) The act of deporting or exiling, or the state of being deported; banishment; transportation.
Depravation (n.) Detraction; depreciation.
Depravation (n.) The act of depraving, or making anything bad; the act of corrupting.
Depravation (n.) The state of being depraved or degenerated; degeneracy; depravity.
Depravation (n.) Change for the worse; deterioration; morbid perversion.
Depravement (n.) Depravity.
Depravingly (adv.) In a depraving manner.
Deprecating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deprecate
Deprecation (n.) The act of deprecating; a praying against evil; prayer that an evil may be removed or prevented; strong expression of disapprobation.
Deprecation (n.) Entreaty for pardon; petitioning.
Deprecation (n.) An imprecation or curse.
Deprecative (a.) Serving to deprecate; deprecatory.
Deprecatory (a.) Serving to deprecate; tending to remove or avert evil by prayer; apologetic.
Depreciated (imp. & p. p.) of Depreciate
Depreciator (n.) One who depreciates.
Depredating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Depredate
Depredation (n.) The act of depredating, or the state of being depredated; the act of despoiling or making inroads; as, the sea often makes depredation on the land.
Depredatory (a.) Tending or designed to depredate; characterized by depredation; plundering; as, a depredatory incursion.
Deprehended (imp. & p. p.) of Deprehend
Deprivation (n.) The act of depriving, dispossessing, or bereaving; the act of deposing or divesting of some dignity.
Deprivation (n.) The state of being deprived; privation; loss; want; bereavement.
Deprivation (n.) the taking away from a clergyman his benefice, or other spiritual promotion or dignity.
Deprivement (n.) Deprivation.
Deprostrate (a.) Fully prostrate; humble; low; rude.
Depurgatory (a.) Serving to purge; tending to cleanse or purify.
Deracinated (imp. & p. p.) of Deracinate
Deraination (n.) The act of pulling up by the roots; eradication.
Deraignment (n.) Alt. of Derainment
Derangement (n.) The act of deranging or putting out of order, or the state of being deranged; disarrangement; disorder; confusion; especially, mental disorder; insanity.
Dereliction (n.) The act of leaving with an intention not to reclaim or resume; an utter forsaking abandonment.
Dereliction (n.) A neglect or omission as if by willful abandonment.
Dereliction (n.) The state of being left or abandoned.
Dereliction (n.) A retiring of the sea, occasioning a change of high-water mark, whereby land is gained.
Dermapteran (n.) See Dermoptera, Dermopteran.
Dermatology (n.) The science which treats of the skin, its structure, functions, and diseases.
Dermohaemal (a.) Pertaining to, or in relation with, both dermal and haemal structures; as, the dermohaemal spines or ventral fin rays of fishes.
Dermoneural (a.) Pertaining to, or in relation with, both dermal and neural structures; as, the dermoneural spines or dorsal fin rays of fishes.
Dermopathic (a.) Dermatopathic.
Dermopteran (n.) An insect which has the anterior pair of wings coriaceous, and does not use them in flight, as the earwig.
Dermostosis (n.) Ossification of the dermis.
Derotremata (n. pl.) The tribe of aquatic Amphibia which includes Amphiuma, Menopoma, etc. They have permanent gill openings, but no external gills; -- called also Cryptobranchiata.
Dertrotheca (n.) The horny covering of the end of the bill of birds.
Descendible (a.) Admitting descent; capable of being descended.
Descendible (a.) That may descend from an ancestor to an heir.
Describable (a.) That can be described; capable of description.
Description (n.) The act of describing; a de
Description (n.) A sketch or account of anything in words; a portraiture or representation in language; an enumeration of the essential qualities of a thing or species.
Description (n.) A class to which a certain representation is applicable; kind; sort.
Descriptive (a.) Tending to describe; having the quality of representing; containing description; as, a descriptive figure; a descriptive phrase; a descriptive narration; a story descriptive of the age.
Desecrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Desecrate
Desecration (n.) The act of desecrating; profanation; condition of anything desecrated.
Desiccating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Desiccate
Desiccation (n.) The act of desiccating, or the state of being desiccated.
Desiccative (a.) Drying; tending to dry.
Desiccative (n.) An application for drying up secretions.
Desiccatory (a.) Desiccative.
Desiderable (a.) Desirable.
Desiderated (imp. & p. p.) of Desiderate
Desideratum (n.) Anything desired; that of which the lack is felt; a want generally felt and acknowledge.
Desightment (n.) The act of making unsightly; disfigurement.
Designating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Designate
Designation (n.) The act of designating; a pointing out or showing; indication.
Designation (n.) Selection and appointment for a purpose; allotment; direction.
Designation (n.) That which designates; a distinguishing mark or name; distinctive title; appellation.
Designation (n.) Use or application; import; intention; signification, as of a word or phrase.
Designative (a.) Serving to designate or indicate; pointing out.
Designatory (a.) Serving to designate; designative; indicating.
Desilverize (v. t.) To deprive, or free from, silver; to remove silver from.
Desinential (a.) Terminal.
Desmomyaria (n. pl.) The division of Tunicata which includes the Salpae. See Salpa.
Desperadoes (pl. ) of Desperado
Desperately (adv.) In a desperate manner; without regard to danger or safety; recklessly; extremely; as, the troops fought desperately.
Desperation (n.) The act of despairing or becoming desperate; a giving up of hope.
Desperation (n.) A state of despair, or utter hopeless; abandonment of hope; extreme recklessness; reckless fury.
Despiciency (n.) A looking down; despection.
Despisement (n.) A despising.
Despisingly (adv.) Contemptuously.
Despoilment (n.) Despoliation.
Despondence (n.) Despondency.
Despondency (n.) The state of desponding; loss of hope and cessation of effort; discouragement; depression or dejection of the mind.
Despumating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Despumate
Despumation (n.) The act of throwing up froth or scum; separation of the scum or impurities from liquids; scumming; clarification.
Destination (n.) The act of destining or appointing.
Destination (n.) Purpose for which anything is destined; predetermined end, object, or use; ultimate design.
Destination (n.) The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.
Destitutely (adv.) In destitution.
Destitution (n.) The state of being deprived of anything; the state or condition of being destitute, needy, or without resources; deficiency; lack; extreme poverty; utter want; as, the inundation caused general destitution.
Destroyable (a.) Destructible.
Destruction (n.) The act of destroying; a tearing down; a bringing to naught; subversion; demolition; ruin; slaying; devastation.
Destruction (n.) The state of being destroyed, demolished, ruined, slain, or devastated.
Destruction (n.) A destroying agency; a cause of ruin or of devastation; a destroyer.
Destructive (a.) Causing destruction; tending to bring about ruin, death, or devastation; ruinous; fatal; productive of serious evil; mischievous; pernicious; -- often with of or to; as, intemperance is destructive of health; evil examples are destructive to the morals of youth.
Destructive (n.) One who destroys; a radical reformer; a destructionist.
Desultorily (adv.) In a desultory manner; without method; loosely; immethodically.
Detenebrate (v. t.) To remove darkness from.
Deteriorate (v. t.) To make worse; to make inferior in quality or value; to impair; as, to deteriorate the mind.
Deteriorate (v. i.) To grow worse; to be impaired in quality; to degenerate.
Deteriority (n.) Worse state or quality; inferiority.
Determinacy (n.) Determinateness.
Determinant (a.) Serving to determine or limit; determinative.
Determinant (n.) That which serves to determine; that which causes determination.
Determinant (n.) The sum of a series of products of several numbers, these products being formed according to certain specified laws
Determinant (n.) A mark or attribute, attached to the subject or predicate, narrowing the extent of both, but rendering them more definite and precise.
Determinate (a.) Having defined limits; not uncertain or arbitrary; fixed; established; definite.
Determinate (a.) Conclusive; decisive; positive.
Determinate (a.) Determined or resolved upon.
Determinate (a.) Of determined purpose; resolute.
Determinate (v. t.) To bring to an end; to determine. See Determine.
Determining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Determine
Determinism (n.) The doctrine that the will is not free, but is inevitably and invincibly determined by motives.
Determinist (n.) One who believes in determinism. Also adj.; as, determinist theories.
Deterration (n.) The uncovering of anything buried or covered with earth; a taking out of the earth or ground.
Detersively (adv.) In a way to cleanse.
Detestation (n.) The act of detesting; extreme hatred or dislike; abhorrence; loathing.
Detractious (a.) Containing detraction; detractory.
Detractress (n.) A female detractor.
Detrimental (a.) Causing detriment; injurious; hurtful.
Detruncated (imp. & p. p.) of Detuncate
Deturbation (n.) The act of deturbating.
Deturpation (n.) A making foul.
Deuterogamy (n.) A second marriage, after the death of the first husband of wife; -- in distinction from bigamy, as defined in the old canon law. See Bigamy.
Deuteronomy (n.) The fifth book of the Pentateuch, containing the second giving of the law by Moses.
Devastating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Devastate
Devastation (n.) The act of devastating, or the state of being devastated; a laying waste.
Devastation (n.) Waste of the goods of the deceased by an executor or administrator.
Developable (a.) Capable of being developed.
Development (n.) The act of developing or disclosing that which is unknown; a gradual unfolding process by which anything is developed, as a plan or method, or an image upon a photographic plate; gradual advancement or growth through a series of progressive changes; also, the result of developing, or a developed state.
Development (n.) The series of changes which animal and vegetable organisms undergo in their passage from the embryonic state to maturity, from a lower to a higher state of organization.
Development (n.) The act or process of changing or expanding an expression into another of equivalent value or meaning.
Development (n.) The equivalent expression into which another has been developed.
Development (n.) The elaboration of a theme or subject; the unfolding of a musical idea; the evolution of a whole piece or movement from a leading theme or motive.
Devenustate (v. t.) To deprive of beauty or grace.
Devicefully (adv.) In a deviceful manner.
Devil-diver (n.) Alt. of Devil bird
Devirginate (a.) Deprived of virginity.
Devirginate (v. t.) To deprive of virginity; to deflour.
Devolvement (n.) The act or process of devolving;; devolution.
Devotionist (n.) One given to devotion, esp. to excessive formal devotion.
Devouringly (adv.) In a devouring manner.
Devulgarize (v. t.) To free from what is vulgar, common, or narrow.
Dexterously (adv.) In a dexterous manner; skillfully.
Fearfulness (n.) The state of being fearful.
Feasibility (n.) The quality of being feasible; practicability; also, that which is feasible; as, before we adopt a plan, let us consider its feasibility.
Feat-bodied (a.) Having a feat or trim body.
Feathering. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Feather
Featherness (n.) The state or condition of being feathery.
Featherless (a.) Destitute of feathers.
Featureless (a.) Having no distinct or distinctive features.
Febricitate (v. i.) To have a fever.
Febriculose (a.) Somewhat feverish.
Febriferous (a.) Causing fever; as, a febriferous locality.
Fecundating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fecundate
Fecundation (n.) The act by which, either in animals or plants, material prepared by the generative organs the female organism is brought in contact with matter from the organs of the male, so that a new organism results; impregnation; fertilization.
Federalized (imp. & p. p.) of Federalize
Fee-faw-fum (n.) A nonsensical exclamation attributed to giants and ogres; hence, any expression calculated to impose upon the timid and ignorant.
Feldspathic (a.) Alt. of Feldspathose
Felicitated (imp. & p. p.) of Felicitate
Felos-de-se (pl. ) of Felo-de-se
Female fern () a common species of fern with large decompound fronds (Asplenium Filixfaemina), growing in many countries; lady fern.
Fen cricket () The mole cricket.
Fenes-tella (n.) Any small windowlike opening or recess, esp. one to show the relics within an altar, or the like.
Fenestrated (a.) Having windows; characterized by windows.
Fenestrated (a.) Same as Fenestrate.
Fergusonite (n.) A mineral of a brownish black color, essentially a tantalo-niobate of yttrium, erbium, and cerium; -- so called after Robert Ferguson.
Fermentable (a.) Capable of fermentation; as, cider and other vegetable liquors are fermentable.
Ferricyanic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, a ferricyanide.
Ferriferous (a.) Producing or yielding iron.
Ferrocyanic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or designating, a ferrocyanide.
Ferruginous (a.) Partaking of iron; containing particles of iron.
Ferruginous (a.) Resembling iron rust in appearance or color; brownish red, or yellowish red.
Ferruminate (v. t.) To solder or unite, as metals.
fertileness (n.) Fertility.
Fertilitate (v. t.) To fertilize; to fecundate.
Fertilizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fertilize
Ferulaceous (a.) Pertaining to reeds and canes; having a stalk like a reed; as, ferulaceous plants.
Festination (n.) Haste; hurry.
Festivities (pl. ) of Festivity
Fetichistic (a.) Alt. of Fetishistic
Fetishistic (a.) Pertaining to, or involving, fetichism.
Fetishistic (a.) See Fetich, n., Fetichism, n., Fetichistic, a.
Feudalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Feudalize
Feudatories (pl. ) of Feudatory
Feu de joie () A fire kindled in a public place in token of joy; a bonfire; a firing of guns in token of joy.
Feuillemort (a.) Having the color of a faded leaf.
Gecarcinian (n.) A land crab of the genus Gecarcinus, or of allied genera.
Geitonogamy (n.) Fertilization of flowers by pollen from other flowers on the same plant.
Gelatinated (imp. & p. p.) of Gelatinate
Gelder-rose (n.) Same as Guelder-rose.
Gemmiferous (a.) Producing gems or buds
Gemmiferous (a.) multiplying by buds.
Gemmiparity (n.) Reproduction by budding; gemmation. See Budding.
Gemmiparous (a.) Producing buds; reproducing by buds. See Gemmation, 1.
Gemmulation (n.) See Gemmation.
Genealogist (n.) One who traces genealogies or the descent of persons or families.
Genealogize (v. i.) To investigate, or relate the history of, descents.
Genealogies (pl. ) of Genealogy
Generalized (imp. & p. p.) of Generalize
Generalized (a.) Comprising structural characters which are separated in more specialized forms; synthetic; as, a generalized type.
Generalizer (n.) One who takes general or comprehensive views.
Generalness (n.) The condition or quality of being general; frequency; commonness.
Generalship (n.) The office of a general; the exercise of the functions of a general; -- sometimes, with the possessive pronoun, the personality of a general.
Generalship (n.) Military skill in a general officer or commander.
Generalship (n.) Fig.: Leadership; management.
Generically (adv.) With regard to a genus, or an extensive class; as, an animal generically distinct from another, or two animals or plants generically allied.
Genethliacs (n.) The science of calculating nativities, or predicting the future events of life from the stars which preside at birth.
Genetically (adv.) In a genetical manner.
Geniculated (imp. & p. p.) of Geniculate
Geniculated (a.) Same as Geniculate.
Genouillere (n.) A metal plate covering the knee.
Genouillere (n.) That part of a parapet which lies between the gun platform and the bottom of an embrasure.
Genteelness (n.) The quality of being genteel.
Gentianella (n.) A kind of blue color.
Gentilitial (a.) Alt. of Gentilitious
Gentlefolks (n. pl.) Persons of gentle or good family and breeding.
Gentlemanly (a.) Of, pertaining to, resembling, or becoming, a gentleman; well-behaved; courteous; polite.
Gentlewomen (pl. ) of Gentlewoman
Gentlewoman (n.) A woman of good family or of good breeding; a woman above the vulgar.
Gentlewoman (n.) A woman who attends a lady of high rank.
Genuflected (imp. & p. p.) of Genuflect
Geodiferous (a.) Producing geodes; containing geodes.
Geographies (pl. ) of Geography
Geologizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Geologize
Geomantical (a.) Pertaining or belonging to geomancy.
Geometrical (a.) Pertaining to, or according to the rules or principles of, geometry; determined by geometry; as, a geometrical solution of a problem.
Geometrized (imp. & p. p.) of Geometrize
Germanizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Germanize
Germinating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Germinate
Germination (n.) The process of germinating; the beginning of vegetation or growth in a seed or plant; the first development of germs, either animal or vegetable.
Germinative (a.) Pertaining to germination; having power to bud or develop.
Germiparity (n.) Reproduction by means of germs.
Gerocomical (a.) Pertaining to gerocomy.
Gerrymander (v. t.) To divide (a State) into districts for the choice of representatives, in an unnatural and unfair way, with a view to give a political party an advantage over its opponent.
Gerundively (adv.) In the manner of a gerund; as, or in place of, a gerund.
Gesticulate (v. i.) To make gestures or motions, as in speaking; to use postures.
Gesticulate (v. t.) To represent by gesture; to act.
Gestureless (a.) Free from gestures.
Gesturement (n.) Act of making gestures; gesturing.
Headborough (n.) Alt. of Headborrow
Head-cheese (n.) A dish made of portions of the head, or head and feet, of swine, cut up fine, seasoned, and pressed into a cheeselike mass.
Head-hunter (n.) A member of any tribe or race of savages who have the custom of decapitating human beings and preserving their heads as trophies. The Dyaks of Borneo are the most noted head-hunters.
Head-lugged (a.) Lugged or dragged by the head.
Healthfully (adv.) In health; wholesomely.
Healthiness (n.) The state of being healthy or healthful; freedom from disease.
Hearsecloth (n.) A cloth for covering a coffin when on a bier; a pall.
Heartbroken (a.) Overcome by crushing sorrow; deeply grieved.
Heartburned (a.) Having heartburn.
Heartedness (n.) Earnestness; sincerity; heartiness.
Hearthstone (n.) Stone forming the hearth; hence, the fireside; home.
Heartshaped (a.) Having the shape of a heart; cordate.
Heart-spoon (n.) A part of the breastbone.
Heartstrike (v. t.) To affect at heart; to shock.
Heartstring (n.) A nerve or tendon, supposed to brace and sustain the heart.
Heartstruck (a.) Driven to the heart; infixed in the mind.
Heartstruck (a.) Shocked with pain, fear, or remorse; dismayed; heartstricken.
Heart-whole (a.) Having the heart or affections free; not in love.
Heart-whole (a.) With unbroken courage; undismayed.
Heart-whole (a.) Of a single and sincere heart.
Heathenesse (n.) Heathendom.
Heathenized (imp. & p. p.) of Heathenize
Heathenness (n.) State of being heathen or like the heathen.
Heavy-armed (a.) Wearing heavy or complete armor; carrying heavy arms.
Heavy-haded (a.) Clumsy; awkward.
Hebdomadary (a.) Consisting of seven days, or occurring at intervals of seven days; weekly.
Hebdomadary (n.) A member of a chapter or convent, whose week it is to officiate in the choir, and perform other services, which, on extraordinary occasions, are performed by the superiors.
Hebraically (adv.) After the manner of the Hebrews or of the Hebrew language.
Hectocotyli (pl. ) of Hectocotylus
Hectogramme (n.) The same as Hectogram.
Hederaceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, ivy.
Heeltapping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Heeltap
Hegelianism (n.) Alt. of Hegelism
Hegemonical (a.) Leading; controlling; ruling; predominant.
Heightening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Heighten
Helcoplasty (n.) The act or process of repairing lesions made by ulcers, especially by a plastic operation.
Helianthoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the Helianthoidea.
Helichrysum (n.) A genus of composite plants, with shining, commonly white or yellow, or sometimes reddish, radiated involucres, which are often called "everlasting flowers."
Helicograph (n.) An instrument for drawing spiral
Helicotrema (n.) The opening by which the two scalae communicate at the top of the cochlea of the ear.
Heliochrome (n.) A photograph in colors.
Heliochromy (n.) The art of producing photographs in color.
Heliography (n.) Photography.
Heliometric (a.) Alt. of Heliometrical
Heliotroper (n.) The person at a geodetic station who has charge of the heliotrope.
Heliotropic (a.) Manifesting heliotropism; turning toward the sun.
Helispheric (a.) Alt. of Helispherical
Helleborein (n.) A poisonous glucoside accompanying helleborin in several species of hellebore, and extracted as a white crystal
Helleborism (n.) The practice or theory of using hellebore as a medicine.
Hellenistic (a.) Alt. of Hellenistical
Hellenotype (n.) See Ivorytype.
Hellgramite (n.) The aquatic larva of a large American winged insect (Corydalus cornutus), much used a fish bait by anglers; the dobson. It belongs to the Neuroptera.
Helminthite (n.) One of the sinuous tracks on the surfaces of many stones, and popularly considered as worm trails.
Helminthoid (a.) Wormlike; vermiform.
Hemastatics (n.) Laws relating to the equilibrium of the blood in the blood vessels.
Hematemesis (n.) A vomiting of blood.
Hemathermal (a.) Warm-blooded; hematothermal.
Hematoxylin (n.) Haematoxylin.
Hemeralopia (n.) A disease of the eyes, in consequence of which a person can see clearly or without pain only by daylight or a strong artificial light; day sight.
Hemialbumin (n.) Same as Hemialbumose.
Hemibranchi (n. pl.) An order of fishes having an incomplete or reduced branchial apparatus. It includes the sticklebacks, the flutemouths, and Fistularia.
Hemihedrism (n.) The property of crystallizing hemihedrally.
Hemimorphic (a.) Having the two ends modified with unlike planes; -- said of a crystal.
Hemipeptone (n.) A product of the gastric and pancreatic digestion of albuminous matter.
Hemiprotein (n.) An insoluble, proteid substance, described by Schutzenberger, formed when albumin is heated for some time with dilute sulphuric acid. It is apparently identical with antialbumid and dyspeptone.
Hemipterous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Hemiptera.
Hemisecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hemisect
Hemisection (n.) A division along the mesial plane; also, one of the parts so divided.
Hemispheric (a.) Alt. of Hemispherical
Hemistichal (a.) Pertaining to, or written in, hemistichs; also, by, or according to, hemistichs; as, a hemistichal division of a verse.
Hemisystole (n.) Contraction of only one ventricle of the heart.
Hemitropous (a.) Turned half round; half inverted.
Hemitropous (a.) Having the raphe terminating about half way between the chalaza and the orifice; amphitropous; -- said of an ovule.
Hemorrhagic (a.) Pertaining or tending to a flux of blood; consisting in, or accompanied by, hemorrhage.
Hemorrhoids (n. pl.) Livid and painful swellings formed by the dilation of the blood vessels around the margin of, or within, the anus, from which blood or mucus is occasionally discharged; piles; emerods.
Hemoothorax (n.) An effusion of blood into the cavity of the pleura.
Hemstitched (imp. & p. p.) of Hemstitch
Hemstitched (a.) Having a broad hem separated from the body of the article by a
Hendecatoic (a.) Undecylic; pertaining to, or derived from, hendecane; as, hendecatoic acid.
Hen-hearted (a.) Cowardly; timid; chicken-hearted.
Hennotannic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a brown resinous substance resembling tannin, and extracted from the henna plant; as, hennotannic acid.
Henogenesis (n.) Same as Ontogeny.
Hepatogenic (a.) Alt. of Hepatogenous
Hepatorenal (a.) Of or pertaining to the liver and kidneys; as, the hepatorenal ligament.
Hepatoscopy (n.) Divination by inspecting the liver of animals.
Heptagynian (a.) Alt. of Heptagynous
Heptagynous (a.) Having seven pistils.
Heptahedron (n.) A solid figure with seven sides.
Heptamerous (a.) Consisting of seven parts, or having the parts in sets of sevens.
Heptandrian (a.) Alt. of Heptandrous
Heptandrous (a.) Having seven stamens.
Heptangular (a.) Having seven angles.
Heptarchist (n.) A ruler of one division of a heptarchy.
Heptavalent (a.) Having seven units of attractive force or affinity; -- said of heptad elements or radicals.
Herapathite (n.) The sulphate of iodoquinine, a substance crystallizing in thin plates remarkable for their effects in polarizing light.
Herbergeour (n.) A harbinger.
Herbiferous (a.) Bearing herbs or vegetation.
Herbivorous (a.) Eating plants; of or pertaining to the Herbivora.
Herborizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Herborize
Hercogamous (a.) Not capable of self-fertilization; -- said of hermaphrodite flowers in which some structural obstacle forbids autogamy.
Hereditable (a.) Capable of being inherited. See Inheritable.
Hereditable (a.) Qualified to inherit; capable of inheriting.
Hereditably (adv.) By inheritance.
Hereinafter (adv.) In the following part of this (writing, document, speech, and the like).
Heremitical (a.) Of or pertaining to a hermit; solitary; secluded from society.
Heresiarchy (n.) A chief or great heresy.
Heretically (adv.) In an heretical manner.
Hermeneutic (a.) Alt. of Hermeneutical
Hermodactyl (n.) A heart-shaped bulbous root, about the size of a finger, brought from Turkey, formerly used as a cathartic.
Hermogenian (n.) A disciple of Hermogenes, an heretical teacher who lived in Africa near the close of the second century. He held matter to be the fountain of all evil, and that souls and spirits are formed of corrupt matter.
Heroologist (n.) One who treats of heroes.
Herpetology (n.) The natural history of reptiles; that branch of zoology which relates to reptiles, including their structure, classification, and habits.
Herpetotomy (n.) The anatomy or dissection of reptiles.
Herringbone (a.) Pertaining to, or like, the spine of a herring; especially, characterized by an arrangement of work in rows of parallel
Herschelian (a.) Of or relating to Sir William Herschel; as, the Herschelian telescope.
Hesperidene (n.) An isomeric variety of terpene from orange oil.
Hesperidium (n.) A large berry with a thick rind, as a lemon or an orange.
Hesperornis (n.) A genus of large, extinct, wingless birds from the Cretaceous deposits of Kansas, belonging to the Odontornithes. They had teeth, and were essentially carnivorous swimming ostriches. Several species are known. See Illust. in Append.
Heteracanth (a.) Having the spines of the dorsal fin unsymmetrical, or thickened alternately on the right and left sides.
Heterocercy (n.) Unequal development of the tail lobes of fishes; the possession of a heterocercal tail.
Heteroclite (a.) Deviating from ordinary forms or rules; irregular; anomalous; abnormal.
Heteroclite (n.) A word which is irregular or anomalous either in declension or conjugation, or which deviates from ordinary forms of inflection in words of a like kind; especially, a noun which is irregular in declension.
Heteroclite (n.) Any thing or person deviating from the common rule, or from common forms.
Heterodoxal (a.) Not orthodox.
Heteropathy (n.) That mode of treating diseases, by which a morbid condition is removed by inducing an opposite morbid condition to supplant it; allopathy.
Heterophagi (n. pl.) Altrices.
Heterophemy (n.) The unconscious saying, in speech or in writing, of that which one does not intend to say; -- frequently the very reverse of the thought which is present to consciousness.
Heterophony (n.) An abnormal state of the voice.
Heteroplasm (n.) An abnormal formation foreign to the economy, and composed of elements different from those are found in it in its normal condition.
Heteroptera (n. pl.) A suborder of Hemiptera, in which the base of the anterior wings is thickened. See Hemiptera.
Heteroptics (n.) False optics.
Heteroscian (n.) One who lives either north or south of the tropics, as contrasted with one who lives on the other side of them; -- so called because at noon the shadows always fall in opposite directions (the one northward, the other southward).
Hexagonally (adv.) In an hexagonal manner.
Hexahedrons (pl. ) of Hexahedron
Hexahemeron (n.) A term of six days.
Hexahemeron (n.) The history of the six day's work of creation, as contained in the first chapter of Genesis.
Hexametrist (n.) One who writes in hexameters.
Hex-androus (a.) Having six stamens.
Hexapterous (a.) Having six processes.
Hexastichon (n.) A poem consisting of six verses or
Hexeikosane (n.) A hydrocarbon, C26H54, resembling paraffine; -- so called because each molecule has twenty-six atoms of carbon.
Jealoushood (n.) Jealousy.
Jealousness (n.) State or quality of being jealous.
Jeffersonia (n.) An American herb with a pretty, white, solitary blossom, and deeply two-cleft leaves (Jeffersonia diphylla); twinleaf.
Jemlah goat () The jharal.
Jeopardized (imp. & p. p.) of Jeopardize
Jerry-built (a.) Built hastily and of bad materials; as, jerry-built houses.
Jew's-stone (n.) Alt. of Jewstone
Keelhauling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Keelhaul
Keilhau-ite (n.) A mineral of a brownish black color, related to titanite in form. It consists chiefly of silica, titanium dioxide, lime, and yttria.
Kennel coal () See Cannel coal.
Kenogenesis (n.) Modified evolution, in which nonprimitive characters make their appearance in consequence of a secondary adaptation of the embryo to the peculiar conditions of its environment; -- distinguished from palingenesis.
Kenogenetic (a.) Of or pertaining to kenogenesis; as, kenogenetic processes.
Kerargyrite (n.) See Cerargyrite.
Keratonyxis (n.) The operation of removing a cataract by thrusting a needle through the cornea of the eye, and breaking up the opaque mass.
Keratophyte (n.) A gorgonian coral having a horny axis.
Kerseynette (n.) See Cassinette.
Leadhillite (n.) A mineral of a yellowish or greenish white color, consisting of the sulphate and carbonate of lead; -- so called from having been first found at Leadhills, Scotland.
Leaf-footed (a.) Having leaflike expansions on the legs; -- said of certain insects; as, the leaf-footed bug (Leptoglossus phyllopus).
Lean-witted (a.) Having but little sense or shrewdness.
Leaseholder (n.) A tenant under a lease.
Leatherback (n.) A large sea turtle (Sphargis coriacea), having no bony shell on its back. It is common in the warm and temperate parts of the Atlantic, and sometimes weighs over a thousand pounds; -- called also leather turtle, leathery turtle, leather-backed tortoise, etc.
Leatherette (n.) An imitation of leather, made of paper and cloth.
Leatherhead (n.) The friar bird.
Leatherneck (n.) The sordid friar bird of Australia (Tropidorhynchus sordidus).
Leatherwood (n.) A small branching shrub (Dirca palustris), with a white, soft wood, and a tough, leathery bark, common in damp woods in the Northern United States; -- called also moosewood, and wicopy.
Lecanomancy (n.) divination practiced with water in a basin, by throwing three stones into it, and invoking the demon whose aid was sought.
Lectureship (n.) The office of a lecturer.
Left-handed (a.) Having the left hand or arm stronger and more dexterous than the right; using the left hand and arm with more dexterity than the right.
Left-handed (a.) Clumsy; awkward; unlucky; insincere; sinister; malicious; as, a left-handed compliment.
Left-handed (a.) Having a direction contrary to that of the hands of a watch when seen in front; -- said of a twist, a rotary motion, etc., looked at from a given direction.
Legerdemain (n.) Sleight of hand; a trick of sleight of hand; hence, any artful deception or trick.
Legibleness (n.) The state or quality of being legible.
Legionaries (pl. ) of Legionary
Legislating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Legislate
Legislation (n.) The act of legislating; preparation and enactment of laws; the laws enacted.
Legislative (a.) Making, or having the power to make, a law or laws; lawmaking; -- distinguished from executive; as, a legislative act; a legislative body.
Legislative (a.) Of or pertaining to the making of laws; suitable to legislation; as, the transaction of legislative business; the legislative style.
Legislatrix (n.) A woman who makes laws.
Legislature (n.) The body of persons in a state or kingdom invested with power to make and repeal laws; a legislative body.
Legitimated (imp. & p. p.) of Legitimate
Legitimized (imp. & p. p.) of Legitimize
Leiotrichan (a.) Of or pertaining to the Leiotrichi.
Leiotrichan (n.) One of the Leiotrichi.
Leipothymic (a.) See Lipothymic.
Lengthening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lengthen
Lengthiness (n.) The state or quality of being lengthy; prolixity.
Lentiginose (a.) Bearing numerous dots resembling freckles.
Lentiginous (a.) Of or pertaining to lentigo; freckly; scurfy; furfuraceous.
Leopardwood (n.) See Letterwood.
Lepidoptera (n. pl.) An order of insects, which includes the butterflies and moths. They have broad wings, covered with minute overlapping scales, usually brightly colored.
Lepidosiren (n.) An eel-shaped ganoid fish of the order Dipnoi, having both gills and lungs. It inhabits the rivers of South America. The name is also applied to a related African species (Protopterus annectens). The lepidosirens grow to a length of from four to six feet. Called also doko.
Leptocardia (n. pl.) The lowest class of Vertebrata, including only the Amphioxus. The heart is represented only by a simple pulsating vessel. The blood is colorless; the brain, renal organs, and limbs are wanting, and the backbone is represented only by a simple, unsegmented notochord. See Amphioxus.
Leptodactyl (n.) A bird or other animal having slender toes.
Leptostraca (n. pl.) An order of Crustacea, including Nebalia and allied forms.
Lethargical (a.) Pertaining to, affected with, or resembling, lethargy; morbidly drowsy; dull; heavy.
Lethargized (imp. & p. p.) of Lethargize
Lethiferous (a.) Deadly; bringing death or destruction.
Letterpress (n.) Print; letters and words impressed on paper or other material by types; -- often used of the reading matter in distinction from the illustrations.
Leucopyrite (n.) A mineral of a color between white and steel-gray, with a metallic luster, and consisting chiefly of arsenic and iron.
Leucorrhoea (n.) A discharge of a white, yellowish, or greenish, viscid mucus, resulting from inflammation or irritation of the membrane lining the genital organs of the female; the whites.
Leucosphere (n.) The inner corona.
Leviratical (a.) Of, pertaining to, or in accordance with, a law of the ancient Israelites and other tribes and races, according to which a woman, whose husband died without issue, was married to the husband's brother.
Levirostres (n. pl.) A group of birds, including the hornbills, kingfishers, and related forms.
Levitically (adv.) After the manner of the Levites; in accordance with the levitical law.
Lexigraphic (a.) Of or pertaining to lexigraphy.
Lexipharmic (a.) See Alexipharmic.
Meadowsweet (n.) Alt. of Meadowwort
Measureless (a.) Without measure; unlimited; immeasurable.
Measurement (n.) The act or result of measuring; mensuration; as, measurement is required.
Measurement (n.) The extent, size, capacity, amount. or quantity ascertained by measuring; as, its measurement is five acres.
Mechanician (n.) One skilled in the theory or construction of machines; a machinist.
Mechanizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mechanize
Mechitarist (n.) One of a religious congregation of the Roman Catholic Church devoted to the improvement of Armenians.
Mediaevally (adv.) In the manner of the Middle Ages; in accordance with mediaevalism.
Mediastinal (a.) Of or pertaining to a mediastinum.
Mediastinum (n.) A partition; a septum; specifically, the folds of the pleura (and the space included between them) which divide the thorax into a right and left cavity. The space included between these folds of the pleura, called the mediastinal space, contains the heart and gives passage to the esophagus and great blood vessels.
Mediateness (n.) The state of being mediate.
Mediatizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mediatize
Mediatorial (a.) Of or pertaining to a mediator, or to mediation; mediatory; as, a mediatorial office.
Medicinable (a.) Medicinal; having the power of healing.
Medicinally (adv.) In a medicinal manner.
Medievalism () Alt. of Medievalist
Medievalist () Same as Medi/val, Medi/valism, etc.
Medioxumous (a.) Intermediate.
Megacoulomb (n.) A million coulombs.
Megalomania (n.) A form of mental alienation in which the patient has grandiose delusions.
Megalopolis (n.) A chief city; a metropolis.
Megasthenic (a.) Having a typically large size; belonging to the megasthenes.
Megatherium (n.) An extinct gigantic quaternary mammal, allied to the ant-eaters and sloths. Its remains are found in South America.
Megatheroid (n.) One of a family of extinct edentates found in America. The family includes the megatherium, the megalonyx, etc.
Mekhitarist (n.) See Mechitarist.
Melainotype (n.) See Melanotype.
Melampyrite (n.) The saccharine substance dulcite; -- so called because found in the leaves of cowwheat (Melampyrum). See Dulcite.
Melanagogue (n.) A medicine supposed to expel black bile or choler.
Melancholia (n.) A kind of mental unsoundness characterized by extreme depression of spirits, ill-grounded fears, delusions, and brooding over one particular subject or train of ideas.
Melancholic (a.) Given to melancholy; depressed; melancholy; dejected; unhappy.
Melancholic (n.) One affected with a gloomy state of mind.
Melancholic (n.) A gloomy state of mind; melancholy.
Melanochroi (n. pl.) A group of the human race, including the dark whites.
Melanoscope (n.) An instrument containing a combination of colored glasses such that they transmit only red light, so that objects of other colors, as green leaves, appear black when seen through it. It is used for viewing colored flames, to detect the presence of potassium, lithium, etc., by the red light which they emit.
Melanosperm (n.) An alga of any kind that produces blackish spores, or seed dust. The melanosperms include the rockweeds and all kinds of kelp.
Melanterite (n.) A hydrous sulphate of iron of a green color and vitreous luster; iron vitriol.
Melic grass () A genus of grasses (Melica) of little agricultural importance.
Melicratory (n.) A meadlike drink.
Meliorating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Meliorate
Melioration (n.) The act or operation of meliorating, or the state of being meliorated; improvement.
Meliphagous (a.) Eating, or feeding upon, honey.
Melissylene (n.) See Melene.
Melliferous (a.) Producing honey.
Mellifluent (a.) Flowing as with honey; smooth; mellifluous.
Mellifluous (a.) Flowing as with honey; smooth; flowing sweetly or smoothly; as, a mellifluous voice.
Melligenous (a.) Having the qualities of honey.
Melliphagan (n.) See Meliphagan.
Meloplastic (a.) Of or pertaining to meloplasty, or the artificial formation of a new cheek.
Membraneous (a.) See Membranous.
Memorabilia (n. pl.) Things remarkable and worthy of remembrance or record; also, the record of them.
Memorandums (pl. ) of Memorandum
Memorialist (n.) One who writes or signs a memorial.
Memorialize (v. t.) To address or petition by a memorial; to present a memorial to; as, to memorialize the legislature.
Menaccanite (n.) An iron-black or steel-gray mineral, consisting chiefly of the oxides of iron and titanium. It is commonly massive, but occurs also in rhombohedral crystals. Called also titanic iron ore, and ilmenite.
Mendacities (pl. ) of Mendacity
Mendication (n.) The act or practice of begging; beggary; mendicancy.
Menispermic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, moonseed (Menispermum), or other plants of the same family, as the Anamirta Cocculus.
Menorrhagia (n.) Profuse menstruation.
Menorrhagia (n.) Any profuse bleeding from the uterus; Metrorrhagia.
Menostation (n.) Same as Menostasis.
Men-pleaser (n.) One whose motive is to please men or the world, rather than God.
Menstruated (imp. & p. p.) of Menstruate
Mensuration (n.) The act, process, or art, of measuring.
Mensuration (n.) That branch of applied geometry which gives rules for finding the length of
Mentionable (a.) Fit to be mentioned.
Mercenarian (n.) A mercenary.
Mercenarily (adv.) In a mercenary manner.
Mercenaries (pl. ) of Mercenary
Merchandise (n.) The objects of commerce; whatever is usually bought or sold in trade, or market, or by merchants; wares; goods; commodities.
Merchandise (n.) The act or business of trading; trade; traffic.
Merchandise (v. i.) To trade; to carry on commerce.
Merchandise (v. t.) To make merchandise of; to buy and sell.
Merchantmen (pl. ) of Merchantman
Merchantman (n.) A merchant.
Merchantman (n.) A trading vessel; a ship employed in the transportation of goods, as, distinguished from a man-of-war.
Mercurially (adv.) In a mercurial manner.
Mercurified (imp. & p. p.) of Mercurify
Merithallus (n.) Same as Internode.
Meritmonger (n.) One who depends on merit for salvation.
Meritorious (a.) Possessing merit; deserving of reward or honor; worthy of recompense; valuable.
Meroblastic (a.) Consisting only in part of germinal matter; characterized by partial segmentation only; as, meroblastic ova, in which a portion of the yolk only undergoes fission; meroblastic segmentation; -- opposed to holoblastic.
Merostomata (n. pl.) A class of Arthropoda, allied to the Crustacea. It includes the trilobites, Eurypteroidea, and Limuloidea. All are extinct except the horseshoe crabs of the last group. See Limulus.
Merovingian (a.) Of or pertaining to the first Frankish dynasty in Gaul or France.
Merovingian (n.) One of the kings of this dynasty.
Merrymaking (a.) Making or producing mirth; convivial; jolly.
Merrymaking (n.) The act of making merry; conviviality; merriment; jollity.
Mesalliance (n.) A marriage with a person of inferior social position; a misalliance.
Mesmerizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mesmerize
Mesoblastic (a.) Relating to the mesoblast; as, the mesoblastic layer.
Mesogastric (a.) Of or pertaining to the middle region of the abdomen, or of the stomach.
Mesogastric (a.) Of or pertaining to the mesogaster.
Mesogastric (a.) Of or pertaining to the middle gastric lobe of the carapace of a crab.
Mesometrium (n.) The fold of the peritoneum supporting the oviduct.
Mesomyodian (n.) A bird having a mesomyodous larynx.
Mesomyodous (a.) Having the intrinsic muscles of the larynx attached to the middle of the semirings.
Mesonephric (a.) Of or pertaining to the mesonephros; as, the mesonephric, or Wolffian, duct.
Mesonephros (n.) The middle one of the three pairs of embryonic renal organs developed in most vertebrates; the Wolffian body.
Mesophyllum (n.) The parenchyma of a leaf between the skin of the two surfaces.
Mesopodiale (n.) One of the bones of either the carpus or tarsus.
Mesoscapula (n.) A process from the middle of the scapula in some animals; the spine of the scapula.
Mesosternal (a.) Of or pertaining to the mesosternum.
Mesosternum (n.) The middle portion, or body, of the sternum.
Mesosternum (n.) The ventral piece of the middle segment of the thorax in insects.
Mesothelium (n.) Epithelial mesoderm; a layer of cuboidal epithelium cells, formed from a portion of the mesoderm during the differetiation of the germ layers. It constitutes the boundary of the c/lum.
Mesotrochal (a.) Having the middle of the body surrounded by bands of cilia; -- said of the larvae of certain marine annelids.
Messiahship (n.) The state or office of the Messiah.
Metabolisis (n.) Metabolism.
Metachloral (n.) A white, amorphous, insoluble substance regarded as a polymeric variety of chloral.
Metachrosis (n.) The power og changing color at will by the expansion of special pigment cells, under nerve influence, as seen in many reptiles, fishes, etc.
Metacrolein (n.) A polymeric modification of acrolein obtained by heating it with caustic potash. It is a crystal
Metacromion (n.) A process projecting backward and downward from the acromion of the scapula of some mammals.
Metagastric (a.) Of or pertaining to the two posterior gastric lobes of the carapace of crabs.
Metagenesis (n.) The change of form which one animal species undergoes in a series of successively produced individuals, extending from the one developed from the ovum to the final perfected individual. Hence, metagenesis involves the production of sexual individuals by nonsexual means, either directly or through intervening sexless generations. Opposed to monogenesis. See Alternate generation, under Generation.
Metagenesis (n.) Alternation of sexual and asexual or gemmiparous generations; -- in distinction from heterogamy.
Metagenetic (a.) Of or pertaining to metagenesis.
Metagraphic (a.) By or pertaining to metagraphy.
Metaldehyde (n.) A white crystal
Metalliform (a.) Having the form or structure of a metal.
Metallizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Metallize
Metalloidal (a.) Metalloid.
Metallurgic (a.) Alt. of Metallurgical
Metalogical (a.) Beyond the scope or province of logic.
Metamorphic (a.) Subject to change; changeable; variable.
Metamorphic (a.) Causing a change of structure.
Metamorphic (a.) Pertaining to, produced by, or exhibiting, certain changes which minerals or rocks may have undergone since their original deposition; -- especially applied to the recrystallization which sedimentary rocks have undergone through the influence of heat and pressure, after which they are called metamorphic rocks.
Metanephros (n.) The most posterior of the three pairs of embryonic renal organs developed in many vertebrates.
Metapeptone (n.) An intermediate product formed in the gastric digestion of albuminous matter.
Metaphorist (n.) One who makes metaphors.
Metaphrased (a.) Translated literally.
Metaphrasis (n.) Metaphrase.
Metaphysics (n.) The science of real as distinguished from phenomenal being; ontology; also, the science of being, with reference to its abstract and universal conditions, as distinguished from the science of determined or concrete being; the science of the conceptions and relations which are necessarily implied as true of every kind of being; phylosophy in general; first principles, or the science of first principles.
Metaphysics (n.) Hence: The scientific knowledge of mental phenomena; mental philosophy; psychology.
Metapodiale (n.) One of the bones of either the metacarpus or metatarsus.
Metasilicic (a.) Designating an acid derived from silicic acid by the removal of water; of or pertaining to such an acid.
Metastannic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a compound of tin (metastannic acid), obtained, as an isomeric modification of stannic acid, in the form of a white amorphous substance.
Metasternal (a.) Of or pertaining to the metasternum.
Metasternum (n.) The most posterior element of the sternum; the ensiform process; xiphisternum.
Metasternum (n.) The ventral plate of the third or last segment of the thorax of insects.
Metatitanic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid of titanium analogous to metasilicic acid.
Metavanadic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a vanadic acid analogous to metaphosphoric acid.
Metempirics (n.) The concepts and relations which are conceived as beyond, and yet as related to, the knowledge gained by experience.
Metemptosis (n.) The suppression of a day in the calendar to prevent the date of the new moon being set a day too late, or the suppression of the bissextile day once in 134 years. The opposite to this is the proemptosis, or the addition of a day every 330 years, and another every 2,400 years.
Meteoroidal (a.) Of or pertaining to a meteoroid or to meteoroids.
Meteorolite (n.) A meteoric stone; an aerolite; a meteorite.
Meteorology (n.) The science which treats of the atmosphere and its phenomena, particularly of its variations of heat and moisture, of its winds, storms, etc.
Methodistic (a.) Alt. of Methodistical
Methodizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Methodize
Methodology (n.) The science of method or arrangement; a treatise on method.
Methylamine (n.) See Methyl amine, under Methyl.
Methysticin (n.) A white, silky, crystal
Metonymical (a.) Used by way of metonymy.
Metopomancy (n.) Fortune telling by physiognomy.
Metoposcopy (n.) The study of physiognomy; the art of discovering the character of persons by their features, or the
Metrochrome (n.) An instrument for measuring colors.
Metromaniac (n.) One who has metromania.
Metropolite (n.) A metropolitan.
Mezzotinter (n.) One who engraves in mezzotint.
Near-legged (a.) Having the feet so near together that they interfere in traveling.
Nearsighted (a.) Seeing distinctly at short distances only; shortsighted.
Necessarian (n.) An advocate of the doctrine of philosophical necessity; a nacessitarian.
Necessarian (a.) Of or pertaining to necessarianism.
Necessarily (adv.) In a necessary manner; by necessity; unavoidably; indispensably.
Necessaries (pl. ) of Necessary
Necessitate (v. t.) To make necessary or indispensable; to render unaviolable.
Necessitate (v. t.) To reduce to the necessity of; to force; to compel.
Necessitied (a.) In a state of want; necessitous.
Necessitous (a.) Very needy or indigent; pressed with poverty.
Necessitous (a.) Narrow; destitute; pinching; pinched; as, necessitous circumstances.
Necessitude (n.) Necessitousness; want.
Necessitude (n.) Necessary connection or relation.
Necessities (pl. ) of Necessity
Neckerchief (n.) A kerchief for the neck; -- called also neck handkerchief.
Necrobiosis (n.) The death of a part by molecular disintegration and without loss of continuity, as in the processes of degeneration and atrophy.
Necrobiotic (a.) Of or pertaining to necrobiosis; as, a necrobiotic metamorphosis.
Necrologist (n.) One who gives an account of deaths.
Necrologies (pl. ) of Necrology
Necromancer (n.) One who practices necromancy; a sorcerer; a wizard.
Necromantic (n.) Conjuration.
Necromantic (a.) Alt. of Necromantical
Necrophagan (a.) Eating carrion.
Necrophagan (n.) Any species of a tribe (Necrophaga) of beetles which, in the larval state, feed on carrion; a burying beetle.
Necrophobia (n.) An exaggerated fear of death or horror of dead bodies.
Necroscopic (a.) Alt. of Necroscopical
Nectarizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nectarize
Needlestone (n.) Natrolite; -- called also needle zeolite.
Needlewomen (pl. ) of Needlewoman
Needlewoman (n.) A woman who does needlework; a seamstress.
Negligently (adv.) In a negligent manner.
Negotiating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Negotiate
Negotiation (n.) The act or process of negotiating; a treating with another respecting sale or purchase. etc.
Negotiation (n.) Hence, mercantile business; trading.
Negotiation (n.) The transaction of business between nations; the mutual intercourse of governments by diplomatic agents, in making treaties, composing difference, etc.; as, the negotiations at Ghent.
Negotiatory (a.) Of or pertaining to negotiation.
Negotiatrix (n.) A woman who negotiates.
Negotiosity (n.) The state of being busy; multitude of business.
Neighboring (p. pr. & vb. n) of neighbor
Neighboring (a.) Living or being near; adjacent; as, the neighboring nations or countries.
Nemathecium (n.) A peculiar kind of fructification on certain red algae, consisting of an external mass of filaments at length separating into tetraspores.
Nematoblast (n.) A spermatocyte or spermoblast.
Nematocalyx (n.) One of a peculiar kind of cups, or calicles, found upon hydroids of the family Plumularidae. They contain nematocysts. See Plumularia.
Nematognath (n.) one of the Nematognathi.
Nematoidean (a. & n.) Nematoid.
Nematophora (n. pl.) Same as Coelenterata.
Nemophilist (n.) One who is fond of forest or forest scenery; a haunter of the woods.
Neologistic (a.) Alt. of Neologistical
Neomenoidea (n. pl.) A division of vermiform gastropod mollusks, without a shell, belonging to the Isopleura.
Neoplatonic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, Neoplatonism or the Neoplatonists.
Neotropical (a.) Belonging to, or designating, a region of the earth's surface which comprises most of South America, the Antilles, and tropical North America.
Nephritical (a.) Of or pertaining to the kidneys or urinary organs; renal; as, a nephritic disease.
Nephritical (a.) Affected with a disease of the kidneys; as, a nephritic patient.
Nephritical (a.) Relieving disorders of the kidneys; affecting the kidneys; as, a nephritic medicine.
Nephrostome (n.) The funnelshaped opening of a nephridium into the body cavity.
Nereocystis (n.) A genus of gigantic seaweeds.
Nervimotion (n.) The movement caused in the sensory organs by external agents and transmitted to the muscles by the nerves.
Nervousness (n.) State or quality of being nervous.
Neithermore (a.) Lower, nether.
Neurenteric (a.) Of or pertaining to both the neuron and the enteron; as, the neurenteric canal, which, in embroys of many vertebrates, connects the medullary tube and the primitive intestine. See Illust. of Ectoderm.
Neurography (n.) A description of the nerves.
Neurologist (n.) One who is versed in neurology; also, one skilled in the treatment of nervous diseases.
Neuropathic (a.) Of or pertaining to neuropathy; of the nature of, or suffering from, nervous disease.
Neuropodium (n.) The ventral lobe or branch of a parapodium.
Neuropodous (a.) Having the limbs on, or directed toward, the neural side, as in most invertebrates; -- opposed to haemapodous.
Neuropteran (n.) A neuropter.
Neuropteris (n.) An extensive genus of fossil ferns, of which species have been found from the Devonian to the Triassic formation.
Neurotomist (n.) One who skilled in or practices neurotomy.
Neutralized (imp. & p. p.) of Neutralize
Neutralizer (n.) One who, or that which, neutralizes; that which destroys, disguises, or renders inert the peculiar properties of a body.
Newfanglist (n.) One who is eager for novelties or desirous of change.
News-letter (n.) A circular letter, written or printed for the purpose of disseminating news. This was the name given to the earliest English newspapers.
News-writer (n.) One who gathered news for, and wrote, news-letters.
New Zealand () A group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean.
Oeconomical (a.) See Economical.
Oecumenical (a.) See Ecumenical.
Oenanthylic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, oenanthyl; specifically, designating an acid formerly supposed to be identical with the acid in oenanthic ether, but now known to be identical with heptoic acid.
Oenophilist (n.) A lover of wine.
Oenothionic (a.) Pertaining to an acid now called sulphovinic, / ethyl sulphuric, acid.
Oesophageal (a.) Same as Esophagus, Esophageal, etc.
Oestruation (n.) The state of being under oestrual influence, or of having sexual desire.
Pearlaceous (a.) Resembling pearl or mother-of-pearl; pearly in quality or appearance.
Pear-shaped (a.) Of the form of a pear.
Peasantlike (a.) Rude; clownish; illiterate.
Pebblestone () A pebble; also, pebbles collectively.
Peccability (n.) The state or quality of being peccable; lability to sin.
Peccadillos (pl. ) of Peccadillo
Pectinately (adv.) In a pectinate manner.
Pectination (n.) The state of being pectinated; that which is pectinated.
Pectination (n.) The act of combing; the combing of the head.
Pectination (n.) Comblike toothing.
Pectiniform (a.) Comblike in form.
Pectostraca (n. pl.) A degenerate order of Crustacea, including the Rhizocephala and Cirripedia.
Peculiarity (n.) The quality or state of being peculiar; individuality; singularity.
Peculiarity (n.) That which is peculiar; a special and distinctive characteristic or habit; particularity.
Peculiarity (n.) Exclusive possession or right.
Pecularized (imp. & p. p.) of Peculiarize
Peculiarize (v. t.) To make peculiar; to set appart or assign, as an exclusive possession.
Pecuniarily (adv.) In a pecuniary manner; as regards money.
Pedagogical (a.) Of or pertaining to a pedagogue; suited to, or characteristic of, a pedagogue.
Pedestrious (a.) Going on foot; not winged.
Pedetentous (a.) Proceeding step by step; advancing cautiously.
Pedicellate (a.) Having a pedicel; supported by a pedicel.
Pedicellina (n.) A genus of Bryozoa, of the order Entoprocta, having a bell-shaped body supported on a slender pedicel. See Illust. under Entoprocta.
Pedipalpous (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the pedipalps.
Pedobaptism (n.) The baptism of infants or of small children.
Pedobaptist (n.) One who advocates or practices infant baptism.
Pedunculata (n. pl.) A division of Cirripedia, including the stalked or goose barnacles.
Pedunculate (a.) Alt. of Pedunculated
Peepul tree () A sacred tree (Ficus religiosa) of the Buddhists, a kind of fig tree which attains great size and venerable age. See Bo tree.
Peevishness (n.) The quality of being peevish; disposition to murmur; sourness of temper.
Pelagianism (n.) The doctrines of Pelagius.
Pelargonium (n.) A large genus of plants of the order Geraniaceae, differing from Geranium in having a spurred calyx and an irregular corolla.
Pellucidity (n.) Alt. of Pellucidness
Penanceless (a.) Free from penance.
Pencillated (a.) Shaped like a pencil; penicillate.
Pendulosity (n.) The state or quality of being pendulous.
Pendulously (adv.) In a pendulous manner.
Penetrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Penetrate
Penetrating (a.) Having the power of entering, piercing, or pervading; sharp; subtile; penetrative; as, a penetrating odor.
Penetrating (a.) Acute; discerning; sagacious; quick to discover; as, a penetrating mind.
Penetration (n.) The act or process of penetrating, piercing, or entering; also, the act of mentally penetrating into, or comprehending, anything difficult.
Penetration (n.) Acuteness; insight; sharp discoverment; sagacity; as, a person of singular penetration.
Penetrative (a.) Tending to penetrate; of a penetrating quality; piercing; as, the penetrative sun.
Penetrative (a.) Having the power to affect or impress the mind or heart; impressive; as, penetrative shame.
Penetrative (a.) Acute; discerning; sagacious; as, penetrative wisdom.
Penicillate (a.) Having the form of a pencil; furnished with a pencil of fine hairs; ending in a tuft of hairs like a camel's-hair brush, as the stigmas of some grasses.
Peninsulate (v. t.) To form into a peninsula.
Penitential (a.) Of or pertaining to penitence, or to penance; expressing penitence; of the nature of penance; as, the penitential book; penitential tears.
Penitential (n.) A book formerly used by priests hearing confessions, containing rules for the imposition of penances; -- called also penitential book.
Pennigerous (a.) Bearing feathers or quills.
Penninerved (a.) Pinnately veined or nerved.
Pennipotent (a.) Strong of wing; strong on the wing.
Pennoncelle (n.) See Pencel.
Pennyweight (n.) A troy weight containing twenty-four grains, or the twentieth part of an ounce; as, a pennyweight of gold or of arsenic. It was anciently the weight of a silver penny, whence the name.
Penological (a.) Of or pertaining to penology.
Pensileness (n.) State or quality of being pensile; pendulousness.
Pensiveness (n.) The state of being pensive; serious thoughtfulness; seriousness.
Pentaconter (n.) See Penteconter.
Pentacrinin (n.) A red and purple pigment found in certain crinoids of the genus Pentacrinus.
Pentacrinus (n.) A genus of large, stalked crinoids, of which several species occur in deep water among the West Indies and elsewhere.
Pentadactyl (a.) Alt. of Pentadactyle
Pentadecane (n.) A hydrocarbon of the paraffin series, (C15H32) found in petroleum, tar oil, etc., and obtained as a colorless liquid; -- so called from the fifteen carbon atoms in the molecule.
Pentagonous (a.) Pentagonal.
Pentagynian (a.) Alt. of Pentagynous
Pentagynous (a.) Of or pertaining to plants of the order Pentagyna; having five styles.
Pentahedral (a.) Having five sides; as, a pentahedral figure.
Pentahedron (n.) A solid figure having five sides.
Pentamerous (a.) Divided into, or consisting of, five parts; also, arranged in sets, with five parts in each set, as a flower with five sepals, five petals, five, or twice five, stamens, and five pistils.
Pentamerous (a.) Belonging to the Pentamera.
Pentandrian (a.) Alt. of Pentandrous
Pentandrous (a.) Of or pertaining to the class Pentadria; having five stamens.
Pentangular (a.) Having five corners or angles.
Pentavalent (a.) Having a valence of five; -- said of certain atoms and radicals.
Penteconter (n.) A Grecian vessel with fifty oars.
Pentecostal (a.) Of or pertaining to Pentecost or to Whitsuntide.
Pentecoster (n.) An officer in the Spartan army commanding fifty men.
Pentremites (n.) A genus of crinoids belonging to the Blastoidea. They have five petal-like ambulacra.
Penultimate (a.) Last but one; as, the penultimate syllable, the last syllable but one of a word.
Penultimate (n.) The penult.
Pepperbrand (n.) See 1st Bunt.
Peppergrass (n.) Any herb of the cruciferous genus Lepidium, especially the garden peppergrass, or garden cress, Lepidium sativum; -- called also pepperwort. All the species have a pungent flavor.
Peppergrass (n.) The common pillwort of Europe (Pilularia globulifera). See Pillwort.
Peptogenous (a.) Capable of yielding, or being converted into, peptone.
Peptotoxine (n.) A toxic alkaloid found occasionally associated with the peptones formed from fibrin by pepsinhydrochloric acid.
Peragration (n.) The act or state of passing through any space; as, the peragration of the moon in her monthly revolution.
Perambulate (v. t.) To walk through or over; especially, to travel over for the purpose of surveying or examining; to inspect by traversing; specifically, to inspect officially the boundaries of, as of a town or parish, by walking over the whole
Perambulate (v. i.) To walk about; to ramble; to stroll; as, he perambulated in the park.
Percarburet (n.) A percarbide.
Perceivable (a.) Capable of being perceived; perceptible.
Perceivance (n.) Power of perceiving.
Perceptible (a.) Capable of being perceived; cognizable; discernible; perceivable.
Perchlorate (n.) A salt of perchloric acid.
Perchloride (n.) A chloride having a higher proportion of chlorine than any other chloride of the same substance or series.
Perciformes (n. pl.) An extensive tribe or suborder of fishes, including the true perches (Percidae); the pondfishes (Centrarchidae); the sciaenoids (Sciaenidae); the sparoids (Sparidae); the serranoids (Serranidae), and some other related families.
Percipience (n.) Alt. of Percipiency
Percipiency (n.) The faculty, act or power of perceiving; perception.
Percolating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Percolate
Percolation (n.) The act or process of percolating, or filtering; filtration; straining. Specifically (Pharm.), the process of exhausting the virtues of a powdered drug by letting a liquid filter slowly through it.
Percomorphi (n. pl.) A division of fishes including the perches and related kinds.
Perduellion (n.) Treason.
Perduration (n.) Long continuance.
Peregrinate (v. i.) To travel from place to place, or from one country to another; hence, to sojourn in foreign countries.
Peregrinate (a.) Having traveled; foreign.
Peregrinity (n.) Foreignness; strangeness.
Peregrinity (n.) Travel; wandering.
Perennially (adv.) In a perennial manner.
Pererration (n.) A wandering, or rambling, through various places.
Perfectible (a.) Capable of becoming, or being made, perfect.
Perfectness (n.) The quality or state of being perfect; perfection.
Perforating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Perforate
Perforation (n.) The act of perforating, or of boring or piercing through.
Perforation (n.) A hole made by boring or piercing; an aperture.
Perforative (a.) Having power to perforate or pierce.
Performable (a.) Admitting of being performed, done, or executed; practicable.
Performance (n.) The act of performing; the carrying into execution or action; execution; achievement; accomplishment; representation by action; as, the performance of an undertaking of a duty.
Performance (n.) That which is performed or accomplished; a thing done or carried through; an achievement; a deed; an act; a feat; esp., an action of an elaborate or public character.
Perfumatory (a.) Emitting perfume; perfuming.
Perfunctory (a.) Done merely to get rid of a duty; performed mechanically and as a thing of rote; done in a careless and superficial manner; characterized by indifference; as, perfunctory admonitions.
Perfunctory (a.) Hence: Mechanical; indifferent; listless; careless.
Pergamenous (a.) Alt. of Pergamentaceous
Perianthium (n.) The perianth.
Pericambium (n.) A layer of thin-walled young cells in a growing stem, in which layer certain new vessels originate.
Pericardiac (a.) Alt. of Pericardial
Pericardial (a.) Of or pertaining to pericardium; situated around the heart.
Pericardian (a.) Pericardiac.
Pericardium (n.) The double baglike fold of serous membrane which incloses the heart.
Pericarpial (a.) Alt. of Pericarpic
Perichaetia (pl. ) of Perichaetium
Perichordal (a.) Around the notochord; as, a perichordal column. See Epichordal.
Periclasite (n.) A grayish or dark green mineral, consisting essentially of magnesia (magnesium oxide), occurring in granular forms or in isometric crystals.
Periclinium (n.) The involucre which surrounds the common receptacle in composite flowers.
Periclitate (v. t.) To endanger.
Pericranial (a.) Of or pertaining to the pericranium.
Pericranium (n.) The periosteum which covers the cranium externally; the region around the cranium.
Perienteron (n.) The primitive perivisceral cavity.
Perigastric (a.) Surrounding the stomach; -- applied to the body cavity of Bryozoa and various other Invertebrata.
Perigenesis (n.) A theory which explains inheritance by the transmission of the type of growth force possessed by one generation to another.
Perigenetic (a.) Of or pertaining to perigenesis.
Perineurial (a.) Surrounding nerves or nerve fibers; of or pertaining to the perineurium.
Perineurium (n.) The connective tissue sheath which surrounds a bundle of nerve fibers. See Epineurium, and Neurilemma.
Perinuclear (a.) Of or pertaining to a nucleus; situated around a nucleus; as, the perinuclear protoplasm.
Periodicity (n.) The quality or state of being periodical, or regularly recurrent; as, the periodicity in the vital phenomena of plants.
Periodontal (a.) Surrounding the teeth.
Perioecians (n. pl.) Those who live on the same parallel of latitude but on opposite meridians, so that it is noon in one place when it is midnight in the other. Compare Antoeci.
Periostitis (n.) Inflammation of the periosteum.
Periostraca (pl. ) of Periostracum
Peripatetic (a.) Walking about; itinerant.
Peripatetic (a.) Of or pertaining to the philosophy taught by Aristotle (who gave his instructions while walking in the Lyceum at Athens), or to his followers.
Peripatetic (n.) One who walks about; a pedestrian; an itinerant.
Peripatetic (n.) A disciple of Aristotle; an Aristotelian.
Peripheries (pl. ) of Periphery
Periphrased (imp. & p. p.) of Periphrase
Periphrases (pl. ) of Periphrasis
Periphrasis (n.) See Periphrase.
Peripterous (a.) Peripteral.
Peripterous (a.) Feathered all around.
Perispheric (a.) Alt. of Perispherical
Perispomena (pl. ) of Perispomenon
Perissology (n.) Superfluity of words.
Peristalsis (n.) Peristaltic contraction or action.
Peristaltic (a.) Applied to the peculiar wormlike wave motion of the intestines and other similar structures, produced by the successive contraction of the muscular fibers of their walls, forcing their contents onwards; as, peristaltic movement.
Peristerion (n.) The herb vervain (Verbena officinalis).
Peristerite (n.) A variety of albite, whitish and slightly iridescent like a pigeon's neck.
Peristomata (pl. ) of Peristoma
Peristomial (a.) Of or pertaining to a peristome.
Peristomium (n.) Same as Peristome.
Perisystole (n.) The interval between the diastole and systole of the heart. It is perceptible only in the dying.
Perithecium (n.) An organ in certain fungi and lichens, surrounding and enveloping the masses of fructification.
Peritonaeum (n.) Same as Peritoneum.
Peritonitis (n.) Inflammation of the peritoneum.
Peritropous (a.) Peritropal.
Periuterine (a.) Surrounding the uterus.
Permanently (adv.) In a permanent manner.
Permanganic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, one of the higher acids of manganese, HMnO4, which forms salts called permanganates.
Permiscible (a.) Capable of being mixed.
Permissible (a.) That may be permitted; allowable; admissible.
Permittance (n.) The act of permitting; allowance; permission; leave.
Permutation (n.) The act of permuting; exchange of the thing for another; mutual transference; interchange.
Permutation (n.) The arrangement of any determinate number of things, as units, objects, letters, etc., in all possible orders, one after the other; -- called also alternation. Cf. Combination, n., 4.
Permutation (n.) Any one of such possible arrangements.
Permutation (n.) Barter; exchange.
Pernyi moth () A silk-producing moth (Attacus Pernyi) which feeds upon the oak. It has been introduced into Europe and America from China.
Peroxidized (imp. & p. p.) of Peroxidize
Perpendicle (n.) Something hanging straight down; a plumb
Perpetrable (a.) Capable of being perpetrated.
Perpetrated (imp. & p. p.) of Perpetrate
Perpetrator (n.) One who perpetrates; esp., one who commits an offense or crime.
Perpetuable (a.) Capable of being perpetuated or continued.
Perpetually (adv.) In a perpetual manner; constantly; continually.
Perpetualty (n.) The state or condition of being perpetual.
Perpetuance (n.) Perpetuity.
Perpetuated (imp. & p. p.) of Perpetuate
Perpotation (n.) The act of drinking excessively; a drinking bout.
Perquisited (a.) Supplied with perquisites.
Persecuting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Persecute
Persecution (n.) The act or practice of persecuting; especially, the infliction of loss, pain, or death for adherence to a particular creed or mode of worship.
Persecution (n.) The state or condition of being persecuted.
Persecution (n.) A carrying on; prosecution.
Persecutrix (n.) A woman who persecutes.
Perseverant (a.) Persevering.
Persevering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Persevere
Persevering (a.) Characterized by perseverance; persistent.
Persistence (n.) Alt. of Persistency
Persistency (n.) The quality or state of being persistent; staying or continuing quality; hence, in an unfavorable sense, doggedness; obstinacy.
Persistency (n.) The continuance of an effect after the cause which first gave rise to it is removed
Persistency (n.) The persistence of motion.
Persistency (n.) Visual persistence, or persistence of the visual impression; auditory persistence, etc.
Personalism (n.) The quality or state of being personal; personality.
Personality (n.) That which constitutes distinction of person; individuality.
Personality (n.) Something said or written which refers to the person, conduct, etc., of some individual, especially something of a disparaging or offensive nature; personal remarks; as, indulgence in personalities.
Personality (n.) That quality of a law which concerns the condition, state, and capacity of persons.
Personalize (v. t.) To make personal.
Personating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Personate
Personation (n.) The act of personating, or conterfeiting the person or character of another.
Personifier (n.) One who personifies.
Personified (imp. & p. p.) of Personify
Perspective (n.) Of or pertaining to the science of vision; optical.
Perspective (n.) Pertaining to the art, or in accordance with the laws, of perspective.
Perspective (a.) A glass through which objects are viewed.
Perspective (a.) That which is seen through an opening; a view; a vista.
Perspective (a.) The effect of distance upon the appearance of objects, by means of which the eye recognized them as being at a more or less measurable distance. Hence, aerial perspective, the assumed greater vagueness or uncertainty of out
Perspective (a.) The art and the science of so de
Perspective (a.) A drawing in
Perspicable (a.) Discernible.
Perspicuity (n.) The quality or state of being transparent or translucent.
Perspicuity (n.) The quality of being perspicuous to the understanding; clearness of expression or thought.
Perspicuity (n.) Sagacity; perspicacity.
Perspicuous (a.) Capable of being through; transparent; translucent; not opaque.
Perspicuous (a.) Clear to the understanding; capable of being clearly understood; clear in thought or in expression; not obscure or ambiguous; as, a perspicuous writer; perspicuous statements.
Perspirable (a.) Capable of being perspired.
Perspirable (a.) Emitting perspiration; perspiring.
Persuadable (a.) That may be persuaded.
Persuasible (a.) Capable of being persuaded; persuadable.
Persuasible (a.) Persuasive.
Persulphate (n.) A sulphate of the peroxide of any base.
Persulphide (n.) A sulphide containing more sulphur than some other compound of the same elements; as, iron pyrites is a persulphide; -- formerly called persulphuret.
Pertinacity (n.) The quality or state of being pertinacious; obstinacy; perseverance; persistency.
Pertinately (adv.) Pertinaciously.
Perturbable (a.) Liable to be perturbed or agitated; liable to be disturbed or disquieted.
Perturbance (n.) Disturbance; perturbation.
Perturbator (n.) A perturber.
Perversedly (adv.) Perversely.
Pervertible (a.) Capable of being perverted.
Pervicacity (n.) Obstinacy; pervicaciousness.
Pessimistic (a.) Of or pertaining to pessimism; characterized by pessimism; gloomy; foreboding.
Pestiferous (a.) Pest-bearing; pestilential; noxious to health; malignant; infectious; contagious; as, pestiferous bodies.
Pestiferous (a.) Noxious to peace, to morals, or to society; vicious; hurtful; destructive; as, a pestiferous demagogue.
Pestilently (adv.) In a pestilent manner; mischievously; destructively.
Pestilation (n.) The act of pounding and bruising with a pestle in a mortar.
Petiolulate (a.) Supported by its own petiolule.
Petitioning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Petition
Petitionary (a.) Supplicatory; making a petition.
Petitionary (a.) Containing a petition; of the nature of a petition; as, a petitionary epistle.
Petitioning (n.) The act of presenting apetition; a supplication.
Petrescence (n.) The process of changing into stone; petrification.
Petrificate (v. t.) To petrify.
Petroglyphy (n.) The art or operation of carving figures or inscriptions on rock or stone.
Petrography (n.) The art of writing on stone.
Petrography (n.) The scientific description of rocks; that department of science which investigates the constitution of rocks; petrology.
Petrologist (n.) One who is versed in petrology.
Petromyzont (n.) A lamprey.
Pettifogged (imp. & p. p.) of Pettifog
Pettifogger (n.) A lawyer who deals in petty cases; an attorney whose methods are mean and tricky; an inferior lawyer.
Reactionary (a.) Being, causing, or favoring reaction; as, reactionary movements.
Reactionary (n.) One who favors reaction, or seeks to undo political progress or revolution.
Reactionist (n.) A reactionary.
Readability (n.) The state of being readable; readableness.
Readmission (n.) The act of admitting again, or the state of being readmitted; as, the readmission of fresh air into an exhausted receiver; the readmission of a student into a seminary.
Realization (n.) The act of realizing, or the state of being realized.
Reanimation (n.) The act or operation of reanimating, or the state of being reanimated; reinvigoration; revival.
Reapportion (v. t.) To apportion again.
Reascension (n.) The act of reascending; a remounting.
Reassertion (n.) A second or renewed assertion of the same thing.
Reassociate (v. t. & i.) To associate again; to bring again into close relations.
Reassurance (n.) Assurance or confirmation renewed or repeated.
Reassurance (n.) Same as Reinsurance.
Rebarbarize (v. t.) To reduce again to barbarism.
Rebullition (n.) The act of boiling up or effervescing.
Recantation (n.) The act of recanting; a declaration that contradicts a former one; that which is thus asserted in contradiction; retraction.
Recarbonize (v. t.) To restore carbon to; as, to recarbonize iron in converting it into steel.
Receiptment (n.) The receiving or harboring a felon knowingly, after the commission of a felony.
Recelebrate (v. t.) To celebrate again, or anew.
Receptacula (pl. ) of Receptaculum
Receptivity (n.) The state or quality of being receptive.
Receptivity (n.) The power or capacity of receiving impressions, as those of the external senses.
Recessional (a.) Of or pertaining to recession or withdrawal.
Recipiangle (n.) An instrument with two arms that are pivoted together at one end, and a graduated arc, -- used by military engineers for measuring and laying off angles of fortifications.
Reciprocate (v. i.) To move forward and backward alternately; to recur in vicissitude; to act interchangeably; to alternate.
Reciprocate (v. t.) To give and return mutually; to make return for; to give in return; to interchange; to alternate; as, to reciprocate favors.
Reciprocity (n.) Mutual action and reaction.
Reciprocity (n.) Reciprocal advantages, obligations, or rights; reciprocation.
Reciprocous (a.) Reciprocal.
Reclaimable (a.) That may be reclaimed.
Reclaimless (a.) That can not be reclaimed.
Reclamation (n.) The act or process of reclaiming.
Reclamation (n.) Representation made in opposition; remonstrance.
Reclination (n.) The act of leaning or reclining, or the state of being rec
Reclination (n.) The angle which the plane of the dial makes with a vertical plane which it intersects in a horizontal
Reclination (n.) The act or process of removing a cataract, by applying the needle to its anterior surface, and depressing it into the vitreous humor in such a way that the front surface of the cataract becomes the upper one and its back surface the lower one.
Recluseness (n.) Quality or state of being recluse.
Recognition (n.) The act of recognizing, or the state of being recognized; acknowledgment; formal avowal; knowledge confessed or avowed; notice.
Recognitory (a.) Pertaining to, or connected with, recognition.
Recognizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Recognize
Recoilingly (adv.) In the manner of a recoil.
Recollected (imp. & p. p.) of Recollect
Recommended (imp. & p. p.) of Recommend
Recommender (n.) One who recommends.
Recommittal (n.) A second or renewed commitment; a renewed reference to a committee.
Recompensed (imp. & p. p.) of Recompense
Recompenser (n.) One who recompenses.
Recomposing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Recompose
Reconciling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reconcile
Reconditory (n.) A repository; a storehouse.
Reconnoiter (v. t.) Alt. of Reconnoitre
Reconnoitre (v. t.) To examine with the eye to make a preliminary examination or survey of; esp., to survey with a view to military or engineering operations.
Reconnoitre (v. t.) To recognize.
Reconsolate (v. t.) To console or comfort again.
Reconstruct (v. t.) To construct again; to rebuild; to remodel; to form again or anew.
Recordation (v. t.) Remembrance; recollection; also, a record.
Recountment (n.) Recital.
Recourseful (a.) Having recurring flow and ebb; moving alternately.
Recoverable (a.) Capable of being recovered or regained; capable of being brought back to a former condition, as from sickness, misfortune, etc.; obtainable from a debtor or possessor; as, the debt is recoverable; goods lost or sunk in the ocean are not recoverable.
Re-creation (n.) A forming anew; a new creation or formation.
Re-creative (a.) Creating anew; as, re-creative power.
Recremental (a.) Recrementitious.
Recriminate (v. i.) To return one charge or accusation with another; to charge back fault or crime upon an accuser.
Recriminate (v. t.) To accuse in return.
Recruitment (n.) The act or process of recruiting; especially, the enlistment of men for an army.
Rectangular (a.) Right-angled; having one or more angles of ninety degrees.
Rectifiable (a.) Capable of being rectified; as, a rectifiable mistake.
Rectifiable (a.) Admitting, as a curve, of the construction of a straight l//e equal in length to any definite portion of the curve.
Rectinerved (a.) Having the veins or nerves straight; -- said of leaves.
Rectiserial (a.) Arranged in exactly vertical ranks, as the leaves on stems of many kinds; -- opposed to curviserial.
Recuperable (a.) Recoverable.
Recuperated (imp. &. p. p.) of Recuperate
Recuperator (n.) Same as Regenerator.
Recurvation (n.) The act of recurving, or the state of being recurved; a bending or flexure backward.
Redargution (n.) The act of redarguing; refutation.
Redargutory (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, redargution; refutatory.
Redemptible (a.) Redeemable.
Re-demption (n.) The act of redeeming, or the state of being redeemed; repurchase; ransom; release; rescue; deliverance; as, the redemption of prisoners taken in war; the redemption of a ship and cargo.
Re-demption (n.) The liberation of an estate from a mortgage, or the taking back of property mortgaged, upon performance of the terms or conditions on which it was conveyed; also, the right of redeeming and reentering upon an estate mortgaged. See Equity of redemption, under Equity.
Re-demption (n.) Performance of the obligation stated in a note, bill, bond, or other evidence of debt, by making payment to the holder.
Re-demption (n.) The procuring of God's favor by the sufferings and death of Christ; the ransom or deliverance of sinners from the bondage of sin and the penalties of God's violated law.
Redhibition (n.) The annulling of a sale, and the return by the buyer of the article sold, on account of some defect.
Redhibitory (a.) Of or pertaining to redhibition; as, a redhibitory action or fault.
Redisseizin (n.) A disseizin by one who once before was adjudged to have dassezed the same person of the same lands, etc.; also, a writ which lay in such a case.
Redisseizor (n.) One who redisseizes.
Redoubtable (a.) Formidable; dread; terrible to foes; as, a redoubtable hero; hence, valiant; -- often in contempt or burlesque.
Redressible (a.) Such as may be redressed.
Redressless (a.) Not having redress; such as can not be redressed; irremediable.
Redressment (n.) The act of redressing; redress.
Reductively (adv.) By reduction; by consequence.
Redundantly (adv.) In a refundant manner.
Reduplicate (a.) Double; doubled; reduplicative; repeated.
Reduplicate (a.) Valvate with the margins curved outwardly; -- said of the /stivation of certain flowers.
Reduplicate (v. t.) To redouble; to multiply; to repeat.
Reduplicate (v. t.) To repeat the first letter or letters of (a word). See Reduplication, 3.
Reemergence (n.) Act of reemerging.
Reenactment (n.) The enacting or passing of a law a second time; the renewal of a law.
Reencourage (v. t.) To encourage again.
Reenjoyment (n.) Renewed enjoyment.
Reestablish (v. t.) To establish anew; to fix or confirm again; to restore; as, to reestablish a covenant; to reestablish health.
Reexpulsion (n.) Renewed or repeated expulsion.
Refectories (pl. ) of Refectory
Referendary (n.) One to whose decision a cause is referred; a referee.
Referendary (n.) An officer who delivered the royal answer to petitions.
Referendary (n.) Formerly, an officer of state charged with the duty of procuring and dispatching diplomas and decrees.
Referential (a.) Containing a reference; pointing to something out of itself; as, notes for referential use.
Reflectible (a.) Capable of being reflected, or thrown back; reflexible.
Refocillate (v. t.) To refresh; to revive.
Reforestize (v. t.) To convert again into a forest; to plant again with trees.
Reformalize (v. i.) To affect reformation; to pretend to correctness.
Reformation (n.) The act of reforming, or the state of being reformed; change from worse to better; correction or amendment of life, manners, or of anything vicious or corrupt; as, the reformation of manners; reformation of the age; reformation of abuses.
Reformation (n.) Specifically (Eccl. Hist.), the important religious movement commenced by Luther early in the sixteenth century, which resulted in the formation of the various Protestant churches.
Reformative (a.) Forming again; having the quality of renewing form; reformatory.
Reformatory (a.) Tending to produce reformation; reformative.
Reformatory (n.) An institution for promoting the reformation of offenders.
Refractable (a.) Capable of being refracted.
Refrainment (n.) Act of refraining.
Refrangible (a.) Capable of being refracted, or turned out of a direct course, in passing from one medium to another, as rays of light.
Refrenation (v. t.) The act of refraining.
Refreshment (n.) The act of refreshing, or the state of being refreshed; restoration of strength, spirit, vigor, or live
Refreshment (n.) That which refreshes; means of restoration or reanimation; especially, an article of food or drink.
Refrication (n.) A rubbing up afresh; a brightening.
Refrigerant (a.) Cooling; allaying heat or fever.
Refrigerant (n.) That which makes to be cool or cold; specifically, a medicine or an application for allaying fever, or the symptoms of fever; -- used also figuratively.
Refrigerate (v. t.) To cause to become cool; to make or keep cold or cool.
Refrigerium (n.) Cooling refreshment; refrigeration.
Refringency (n.) The power possessed by a substance to refract a ray; as, different substances have different refringencies.
Regenerator (n.) One who, or that which, regenerates.
Regenerator (n.) A device used in connection with hot-air engines, gas-burning furnaces, etc., in which the incoming air or gas is heated by being brought into contact with masses of iron, brick, etc., which have been previously heated by the outgoing, or escaping, hot air or gas.
Regerminate (v. i.) To germinate again.
Regimenting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Regiment
Regimentals (n. pl.) The uniform worn by the officers and soldiers of a regiment; military dress; -- formerly used in the singular in the same sense.
Registering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Register
Registering (a.) Recording; -- applied to instruments; having an apparatus which registers; as, a registering thermometer. See Recording.
Regredience (n.) A going back; a retrogression; a return.
Regularness (n.) Regularity.
Regurgitate (v. t.) To throw or pour back, as from a deep or hollow place; to pour or throw back in great quantity.
Regurgitate (v. i.) To be thrown or poured back; to rush or surge back.
Reichsstand (n.) A free city of the former German empire.
Reimbursing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reimburse
Reimportune (v. t.) To importune again.
Reinsertion (n.) The act of reinserting.
Reinstation (n.) Reinstatement.
Reinsurance (n.) Insurance a second time or again; renewed insurance.
Reinsurance (n.) A contract by which an insurer is insured wholly or in part against the risk he has incurred in insuring somebody else. See Reassurance.
Reintegrate (v. t.) To renew with regard to any state or quality; to restore; to bring again together into a whole, as the parts off anything; to reestablish; as, to reintegrate a nation.
Reintroduce (v. t.) To introduce again.
Reiterating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reiterate
Reiteration (n.) The act of reiterating; that which is reiterated.
Reiterative (n.) A word expressing repeated or reiterated action.
Reiterative (n.) A word formed from another, or used to form another, by repetition; as, dillydally.
Rejoicement (n.) Rejoicing.
Rejoicingly (adv.) With joi or exultation.
Rejournment (n.) Adjournment.
Relatedness (n.) The state or condition of being related; relationship; affinity.
Relationist (n.) A relative; a relation.
Releasement (n.) The act of releasing, as from confinement or obligation.
Reliability (n.) The state or quality of being reliable; reliableness.
Relievement (n.) The act of relieving, or the state of being relieved; relief; release.
Religionary (a.) Relating to religion; pious; as, religionary professions.
Religionary (n.) Alt. of Religioner
Religionism (n.) The practice of, or devotion to, religion.
Religionism (n.) Affectation or pretense of religion.
Religionist (n.) One earnestly devoted or attached to a religion; a religious zealot.
Religionize (v. t.) To bring under the influence of religion.
Religiosity (n.) The quality of being religious; religious feeling or sentiment; religiousness.
Religiously (adv.) In a religious manner.
Reliquidate (v. t.) To liquidate anew; to adjust a second time.
Reluctantly (adv.) In a reluctant manner.
Reluctation (n.) Repugnance; resistance; reluctance.
Remasticate (v. t.) To chew or masticate again; to chew over and over, as the cud.
Remembering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Remember
Remembrance (n.) The act of remembering; a holding in mind, or bringing to mind; recollection.
Remembrance (n.) The state of being remembered, or held in mind; memory; recollection.
Remembrance (n.) Something remembered; a person or thing kept in memory.
Remembrance (n.) That which serves to keep in or bring to mind; a memorial; a token; a memento; a souvenir; a memorandum or note of something to be remembered.
Remembrance (n.) Something to be remembered; counsel; admoni//on; instruction.
Remembrance (n.) Power of remembering; reach of personal knowledge; period over which one's memory extends.
Remigration (n.) Migration back to the place from which one came.
Reminiscent (a.) Recalling to mind, or capable of recalling to mind; having remembrance; reminding one of something.
Reminiscent (n.) One who is addicted to indulging, narrating, or recording reminiscences.
Remonstrant (a.) Inc
Remonstrant (n.) One who remonstrates
Remonstrant (n.) one of the Arminians who remonstrated against the attacks of the Calvinists in 1610, but were subsequently condemned by the decisions of the Synod of Dort in 1618. See Arminian.
Remonstrate (v. t.) To point out; to show clearly; to make plain or manifest; hence, to prove; to demonstrate.
Remonstrate (v. i.) To present and urge reasons in opposition to an act, measure, or any course of proceedings; to expostulate; as, to remonstrate with a person regarding his habits; to remonstrate against proposed taxation.
Remorseless (a.) Being without remorse; having no pity; hence, destitute of sensibility; cruel; insensible to distress; merciless.
Remunerable (a.) Admitting, or worthy, of remuneration.
Remunerated (imp. & p. p.) of Remunerate
Renaissance (n.) A new birth, or revival.
Renaissance (n.) The transitional movement in Europe, marked by the revival of classical learning and art in Italy in the 15th century, and the similar revival following in other countries.
Renaissance (n.) The style of art which prevailed at this epoch.
Renewedness (n.) The state of being renewed.
Renovelance (n.) Renewal.
Reparteeing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Repartee
Repartotion (n.) Another, or an additional, separation into parts.
Repentantly (adv.) In a repentant manner.
Repentingly (adv.) With repentance; penitently.
Repercussed (imp. & p. p.) of Repercuss
Repetitious (a.) Repeating; containing repetition.
Replaceable (a.) Capable or admitting of being put back into a place.
Replaceable (a.) Admitting of having its place supplied by a like thing or an equivalent; as, the lost book is replaceable.
Replaceable (a.) Capable of being replaced (by), or of being exchanged (for); as, the hydrogen of acids is replaceable by metals or by basic radicals.
Replacement (n.) The act of replacing.
Replacement (n.) The removal of an edge or an angle by one or more planes.
Replantable (a.) That may be planted again.
Replenished (imp. & p. p.) of Replenish
Replenisher (n.) One who replenishes.
Repleteness (n.) The state of being replete.
Repleviable (a.) Capable of being replevied.
Replication (n.) An answer; a reply.
Replication (n.) The reply of the plaintiff, in matters of fact, to the defendant's plea.
Replication (n.) Return or repercussion, as of sound; echo.
Replication (n.) A repetition; a copy.
Reportingly (adv.) By report or common fame.
Reportorial (a.) Of or pertaining to a reporter or reporters; as, the reportorial staff of a newspaper.
Reprehended (imp. & p. p.) of Reprehend
Reprehender (n.) One who reprehends.
Representer (n.) One who shows, exhibits, or describes.
Representer (n.) A representative.
Repressible (a.) Capable of being repressed.
Reprimanded (imp. & p. p.) of Reprimand
Reprimander (n.) One who reprimands.
Reproaching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reproach
Reproachful (a.) Expressing or containing reproach; upbraiding; opprobrious; abusive.
Reproachful (a.) Occasioning or deserving reproach; shameful; base; as, a reproachful life.
Reprobating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reprobate
Reprobation (n.) The act of reprobating; the state of being reprobated; strong disapproval or censure.
Reprobation (n.) The predestination of a certain number of the human race as reprobates, or objects of condemnation and punishment.
Reprobative (a.) Of or pertaining to reprobation; expressing reprobation.
Reprobatory (a.) Reprobative.
Reprovingly (adv.) In a reproving manner.
Republicate (v. t.) To make public again; to republish.
Republished (imp. & p. p.) of Republish
Republisher (n.) One who republishes.
Repudiating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Repudiate
Repudiation (n.) The act of repudiating, or the state of being repuddiated; as, the repudiation of a doctrine, a wife, a debt, etc.
Repudiation (n.) One who favors repudiation, especially of a public debt.
Repugnantly (adv.) In a repugnant manner.
Repullulate (v. i.) To bud again.
Repulseless (a.) Not capable of being repulsed.
Requirement (n.) The act of requiring; demand; requisition.
Requirement (n.) That which is required; an imperative or authoritative command; an essential condition; something needed or necessary; a need.
Requisition (n.) The act of requiring, as of right; a demand or application made as by authority.
Requisition (n.) A formal demand made by one state or government upon another for the surrender or extradition of a fugitive from justice.
Requisition (n.) A notarial demand of a debt.
Requisition (n.) A demand by the invader upon the people of an invaded country for supplies, as of provision, forage, transportation, etc.
Requisition (n.) A formal application by one officer to another for things needed in the public service; as, a requisition for clothing, troops, or money.
Requisition (n.) That which is required by authority; especially, a quota of supplies or necessaries.
Requisition (n.) A written or normal call; an invitation; a summons; as, a reqisition for a public meeting.
Requisition (v. t.) To make a reqisition on or for; as, to requisition a district for forage; to requisition troops.
Requisition (v. t.) To present a requisition to; to summon request; as, to requisition a person to be a candidate.
Requisitive (a.) Expressing or implying demand.
Requisitive (n.) One who, or that which, makes requisition; a requisitionist.
Requisitory (a.) Sought for; demanded.
Requitement (n.) Requital
Rescindable (a.) Capable of being rescinded.
Rescindment (n.) The act of rescinding; rescission.
Rescription (n.) A writing back; the answering of a letter.
Rescriptive (a.) Pertaining to, or answering the purpose of, a rescript; hence, deciding; settling; determining.
Researchful (a.) Making researches; inquisitive.
Resemblable (a.) Admitting of being compared; like.
Resemblance (n.) The quality or state of resembling; likeness; similitude; similarity.
Resemblance (n.) That which resembles, or is similar; a representation; a likeness.
Resemblance (n.) A comparison; a simile.
Resemblance (n.) Probability; verisimilitude.
Resentiment (n.) Resentment.
Resentingly (adv.) With deep sense or strong perception.
Resentingly (adv.) With a sense of wrong or affront; with resentment.
Reservation (n.) The act of reserving, or keeping back; concealment, or withholding from disclosure; reserve.
Reservation (n.) Something withheld, either not expressed or disclosed, or not given up or brought forward.
Reservation (n.) A tract of the public land reserved for some special use, as for schools, for the use of Indians, etc.
Reservation (n.) The state of being reserved, or kept in store.
Reservation (n.) A clause in an instrument by which some new thing is reserved out of the thing granted, and not in esse before.
Reservation (n.) A proviso.
Reservation (n.) The portion of the sacramental elements reserved for purposes of devotion and for the communion of the absent and sick.
Reservation (n.) A term of canon law, which signifies that the pope reserves to himself appointment to certain benefices.
Reservative (a.) Tending to reserve or keep; keeping; reserving.
Reservatory (v. t.) A place in which things are reserved or kept.
Residential (a.) Of or pertaining to a residence or residents; as, residential trade.
Residential (a.) Residing; residentiary.
Resignation (n.) The act of resigning or giving up, as a claim, possession, office, or the like; surrender; as, the resignation of a crown or comission.
Resignation (n.) The state of being resigned or submissive; quiet or patient submission; unresisting acquiescence; as, resignation to the will and providence of God.
Resinaceous (a.) Having the quality of resin; resinous.
Resourceful (a.) Full of resources.
Respectable (a.) Worthy of respect; fitted to awaken esteem; deserving regard; hence, of good repute; not mean; as, a respectable citizen.
Respectable (a.) Moderate in degree of excellence or in number; as, a respectable performance; a respectable audience.
Respectless (a.) Having no respect; without regard; regardless.
Respectuous (a.) Respectful; as, a respectuous silence.
Respectuous (a.) Respectable.
Respiration (n.) The act of respiring or breathing again, or catching one's breath.
Respiration (n.) Relief from toil or suffering: rest.
Respiration (n.) Interval; intermission.
Respiration (n.) The act of resping or breathing; the act of taking in and giving out air; the aggregate of those processes bu which oxygen is introduced into the system, and carbon dioxide, or carbonic acid, removed.
Respirative (a.) Of or pertaining to respiration; as, respirative organs.
Respiratory (a.) Of or pertaining to respiration; serving for respiration; as, the respiratory organs; respiratory nerves; the respiratory function; respiratory changes.
Respiteless (a.) Without respite.
Resplendent (a.) Shining with brilliant luster; very bright.
Respondence (n.) Alt. of Respondency
Respondency (n.) The act of responding; the state of being respondent; an answering.
Responsible (a.) Liable to respond; likely to be called upon to answer; accountable; answerable; amenable; as, a guardian is responsible to the court for his conduct in the office.
Responsible (a.) Able to respond or answer for one's conduct and obligations; trustworthy, financially or otherwise; as, to have a responsible man for surety.
Responsible (a.) Involving responsibility; involving a degree of accountability on the part of the person concerned; as, a responsible office.
Rest-harrow (n.) A European leguminous plant (Ononis arvensis) with long, tough roots.
Restiffness (n.) Restiveness.
Restinction (n.) Act of quenching or extingishing.
Restinguish (v. t.) To quench or extinguish.
Restitution (v.) The act of restoring anything to its rightful owner, or of making good, or of giving an equivalent for any loss, damage, or injury; indemnification.
Restitution (v.) That which is offered or given in return for what has been lost, injured, or destroved; compensation.
Restitution (v.) The act of returning to, or recovering, a former state; as, the restitution of an elastic body.
Restitution (v.) The movement of rotetion which usually occurs in childbirth after the head has been delivered, and which causes the latter to point towards the side to which it was directed at the beginning of labor.
Restoration (n.) The act of restoring or bringing back to a former place, station, or condition; the fact of being restored; renewal; reestablishment; as, the restoration of friendship between enemies; the restoration of peace after war.
Restoration (n.) The state of being restored; recovery of health, strength, etc.; as, restoration from sickness.
Restoration (n.) That which is restored or renewed.
Restorative (a.) Of or pertaining to restoration; having power to restore.
Restorative (n.) Something which serves to restore; especially, a restorative medicine.
Restoratory (a.) Restorative.
Restorement (n.) Restoration.
Restraining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Restrain
Restricting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Restrict
Restriction (n.) The act of restricting, or state of being restricted; confinement within limits or bounds.
Restriction (n.) That which restricts; limitation; restraint; as, restrictions on trade.
Restrictive (a.) Serving or tending to restrict; limiting; as, a restrictive particle; restrictive laws of trade.
Restrictive (a.) Astringent or styptic in effect.
Restringing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Restringe
Restringent (a.) Restringing; astringent; styptic.
Restringent (n.) A restringent medicine.
Resupinated (a.) Resupinate.
Resuscitant (n.) One who, or that which resuscitates. Also used adjectively.
Resuscitate (a.) Restored to life.
Resuscitate (v. t.) To revivify; to revive; especially, to recover or restore from apparent death; as, to resuscitate a drowned person; to resuscitate withered plants.
Resuscitate (v. i.) To come to life again; to revive.
Retaliating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Retaliate
Retaliation (n.) The act of retaliating, or of returning like for like; retribution; now, specifically, the return of evil for evil; e.g., an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.
Retaliative (a.) Same as Retaliatory.
Retaliatory (a.) Tending to, or involving, retaliation; retaliative; as retaliatory measures.
Retardation (n.) The act of retarding; hindrance; the act of delaying; as, the retardation of the motion of a ship; -- opposed to acceleration.
Retardation (n.) That which retards; an obstacle; an obstruction.
Retardation (n.) The keeping back of an approaching consonant chord by prolonging one or more tones of a previous chord into the intermediate chord which follows; -- differing from suspension by resolving upwards instead of downwards.
Retardation (n.) The extent to which anything is retarded; the amount of retarding or delay.
Retardative (a.) Tending, or serving, to retard.
Retentively (adv.) In a retentive manner.
Retentivity (n.) The power of retaining; retentive force; as, the retentivity of a magnet.
Reticularia (n. pl.) An extensive division of rhizopods in which the pseudopodia are more or less slender and coalesce at certain points, forming irregular meshes. It includes the shelled Foraminifera, together with some groups which lack a true shell.
Reticularly (adv.) In a reticular manner.
Reticulated (a.) Resembling network; having the form or appearance of a net; netted; as, a reticulated structure.
Reticulated (a.) Having veins, fibers, or
Retinaculum (n.) A connecting band; a fraenum; as, the retinacula of the ileocaecal and ileocolic valves.
Retinaculum (n.) One of the annular ligaments which hold the tendons close to the bones at the larger joints, as at the wrist and ankle.
Retinaculum (n.) One of the retractor muscles of the proboscis of certain worms.
Retinaculum (n.) A small gland or process to which bodies are attached; as, the glandular retinacula to which the pollinia of orchids are attached, or the hooks which support the seeds in many acanthaceous plants.
Retinophora (n.) One of group of two to four united cells which occupy the axial part of the ocelli, or ommatidia, of the eyes of invertebrates, and contain the terminal nerve fibrillae. See Illust. under Ommatidium.
Retinoscopy (n.) The study of the retina of the eye by means of the ophthalmoscope.
Retractable (a.) Capable of being retracted; retractile.
Retractible (a.) Retractable.
Retransform (v. t.) To transform anew or back.
Retranslate (v. t.) To translate anew; especially, to translate back into the original language.
Retreatment (n.) The act of retreating; specifically, the Hegira.
Retrenching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Retrench
Retribution (n.) The act of retributing; repayment.
Retribution (n.) That which is given in repayment or compensation; return suitable to the merits or deserts of, as an action; commonly, condign punishment for evil or wrong.
Retribution (n.) Specifically, reward and punishment, as distributed at the general judgment.
Retributive (a.) Alt. of Retributory
Retributory (a.) Of or pertaining to retribution; of the nature of retribution; involving retribution or repayment; as, retributive justice; retributory comforts.
Retrievable (a.) That may be retrieved or recovered; admitting of retrieval.
Retroaction (n.) Action returned, or action backward.
Retroaction (n.) Operation on something past or preceding.
Retroactive (a.) Fitted or designed to retroact; operating by returned action; affecting what is past; retrospective.
Retrocedent (a.) Disposed or likely to retrocede; -- said of diseases which go from one part of the body to another, as the gout.
Retroflexed (a.) Reflexed; bent or turned abruptly backward.
Retrograded (imp. & p. p.) of Retrograde
Retroverted (imp. & p. p.) of Retrovert
Retroverted (a.) In a state of retroversion.
Revaccinate (v. t.) To vaccinate a second time or again.
Revalescent (a.) Growing well; recovering strength.
Revaluation (n.) A second or new valuation.
Revendicate (v. t.) To reclaim; to demand the restoration of.
Revengeable (a.) Capable of being revenged; as, revengeable wrong.
Revengeance (n.) Vengeance; revenge.
Revengeless (a.) Unrevenged.
Revengement (n.) Revenge.
Reverberant (a.) Having the quality of reverberation; reverberating.
Reverberate (a.) Reverberant.
Reverberate (a.) Driven back, as sound; reflected.
Reverberate (v. t.) To return or send back; to repel or drive back; to echo, as sound; to reflect, as light, as light or heat.
Reverberate (v. t.) To send or force back; to repel from side to side; as, flame is reverberated in a furnace.
Reverberate (v. t.) Hence, to fuse by reverberated heat.
Reverberate (v. i.) To resound; to echo.
Reverberate (v. i.) To be driven back; to be reflected or repelled, as rays of light; to be echoed, as sound.
Reverencing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reverence
Reverential (a.) Proceeding from, or expressing, reverence; having a reverent quality; reverent; as, reverential fear or awe.
Reverseless (a.) Irreversible.
Reversioner (n.) One who has a reversion, or who is entitled to lands or tenements, after a particular estate granted is terminated.
Revindicate (v. t.) To vindicate again; to reclaim; to demand and take back.
Revisionary (a.) Of or pertaining to revision; revisory.
Reviviscent (a.) Able or disposed to revive; reviving.
Revolvement (n.) Act of revolving.
Sea amenone () Any one of numerous species of soft-bodied Anthozoa, belonging to the order Actrinaria; an actinian.
Sea-blubber (n.) A jellyfish.
Sea cabbage () See Sea kale, under Kale.
Sea captain () The captain of a vessel that sails upon the sea.
Sea catfish () Alt. of Sea cat
Sea compass () The mariner's compass. See under Compass.
Sea feather () Any gorgonian which branches in a plumelike form.
Sea gherkin () Alt. of Sea girkin
Sea girdles () A kind of kelp (Laminaria digitata) with palmately cleft fronds; -- called also sea wand, seaware, and tangle.
Sea goddess () A goddess supposed to live in or reign over the sea, or some part of the sea.
Sea gudgeon () The European black goby (Gobius niger).
Sea lamprey () The common lamprey.
Sea leopard () Any one of several species of spotted seals, especially Ogmorhinus leptonyx, and Leptonychotes Weddelli, of the Antarctic Ocean. The North Pacific sea leopard is the harbor seal.
Sea lettuce () The green papery fronds of several seaweeds of the genus Ulva, sometimes used as food.
Sealing wax () A compound of the resinous materials, pigments, etc., used as a material for seals, as for letters, documents, etc.
Sea monster () Any large sea animal.
Seamstressy (n.) The business of a seamstress.
Sea poacher () Alt. of Sea poker
Sea pudding () Any large holothurian.
Sea saurian (n.) Any marine saurian; esp. (Paleon.) the large extinct species of Mosasaurus, Icthyosaurus, Plesiosaurus, and related genera.
Sea serpent () Any marine snake. See Sea snake.
Sea serpent () A large marine animal of unknown nature, often reported to have been seen at sea, but never yet captured.
Seasickness (n.) The peculiar sickness, characterized by nausea and prostration, which is caused by the pitching or rolling of a vessel.
Sea surgeon () A surgeon fish.
Sea swallow () The common tern.
Sea swallow () The storm petrel.
Sea swallow () The gannet.
Sea swallow () See Cornish chough, under Chough.
Sea titling () The rock pipit.
Sea trumpet () A great blackish seaweed of the Southern Ocean, having a hollow and expanding stem and a pinnate frond, sometimes twenty feet long.
Sea trumpet () Any large marine univalve shell of the genus Triton. See Triton.
Sea unicorn () The narwhal.
Sea widgeon () The scaup duck.
Sea widgeon () The pintail duck.
Secondarily (adv.) In a secondary manner or degree.
Secondarily (adv.) Secondly; in the second place.
Secondaries (pl. ) of Secondary
Second-rate (a.) Of the second size, rank, quality, or value; as, a second-rate ship; second-rate cloth; a second-rate champion.
Secretarial (a.) Of or pertaining to a secretary; befitting a secretary.
Secretariat (n.) Alt. of Secretariate
Secretaries (pl. ) of Secretary
Sectionally (adv.) In a sectional manner.
Secularized (imp. & p. p.) of Secularize
Secularness (n.) The quality or state of being secular; world
Secundation (n.) Prosperity.
Sedentarily (adv.) In a sedentary manner.
Sedimentary (a.) Of or pertaining to sediment; formed by sediment; containing matter that has subsided.
Seditionary (n.) An inciter or promoter of sedition.
Seductively (adv.) In a seductive manner.
Seek-sorrow (n.) One who contrives to give himself vexation.
Seemingness (n.) Semblance; fair appearance; plausibility.
Segregating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Segregate
Segregation (n.) The act of segregating, or the state of being segregated; separation from others; a parting.
Segregation (n.) Separation from a mass, and gathering about centers or into cavities at hand through cohesive attraction or the crystallizing process.
Seigneurial (a.) Of or pertaining to the lord of a manor; manorial.
Seigneurial (a.) Vested with large powers; independent.
Seigniorage (n.) Something claimed or taken by virtue of sovereign prerogative; specifically, a charge or toll deducted from bullion brought to a mint to be coined; the difference between the cost of a mass of bullion and the value as money of the pieces coined from it.
Seigniorage (n.) A share of the receipts of a business taken in payment for the use of a right, as a copyright or a patent.
Seigniorial (a.) Same as Seigneurial.
Seigniorize (v. t.) To lord it over.
Seismograph (n.) An apparatus for registering the shocks and undulatory motions of earthquakes.
Seismometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the direction, duration, and force of earthquakes and like concussions.
Seismometry (n.) The mensuration of such phenomena of earthquakes as can be expressed in numbers, or by their relation to the coordinates of space.
Seismoscope (n.) A seismometer.
Selachoidei (n. pl.) Same as Selachii.
Selaginella (n.) A genus of cryptogamous plants resembling Lycopodia, but producing two kinds of spores; also, any plant of this genus. Many species are cultivated in conservatories.
Selenhydric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, hydrogen selenide, H2Se, regarded as an acid analogous to sulphydric acid.
Selenitical (a.) Of or pertaining to selenite; resembling or containing selenite.
Selenograph (n.) A picture or de
Self-abased (a.) Humbled by consciousness of inferiority, unworthiness, guilt, or shame.
Self-acting (a.) Acting of or by one's self or by itself; -- said especially of a machine or mechanism which is made to perform of or for itself what is usually done by human agency; automatic; as, a self-acting feed apparatus; a self-acting mule; a self-acting press.
Self-action (n.) Action by, or originating in, one's self or itself.
Self-active (a.) Acting of one's self or of itself; acting without depending on other agents.
Self-deceit (n.) The act of deceiving one's self, or the state of being self-deceived; self-deception.
Self-denial (n.) The denial of one's self; forbearing to gratify one's own desires; self-sacrifice.
Self-esteem (n.) The holding a good opinion of one's self; self-complacency.
Selfishness (n.) The quality or state of being selfish; exclusive regard to one's own interest or happiness; that supreme self-love or self-preference which leads a person to direct his purposes to the advancement of his own interest, power, or happiness, without regarding those of others.
Self-mettle (n.) Inborn mettle or courage; one's own temper.
Self-motion (n.) Motion given by inherent power, without external impulse; spontaneus or voluntary motion.
Self-moving (a.) Moving by inherent power, without the aid of external impulse.
Self-murder (a.) Suicide.
Self-praise (n.) Praise of one's self.
Self-seeker (n.) One who seeks only his own interest, advantage, or pleasure.
Self-taught (a.) Taught by one's own efforts.
Self-willed (a.) Governed by one's own will; not yielding to the wishes of others; obstinate.
Seltzo-gene (n.) A gazogene.
Semaphorist (n.) One who manages or operates a semaphore.
Semiography (n.) A description of the signs of disease.
Semiiannual (a.) Half-yearly.
Semiannular (a.) Having the figure of a half circle; forming a semicircle.
Semichaotic (a.) Partially chaotic.
Semicircled (a.) Semicircular.
Semicompact (a.) Half compact; imperfectly indurated.
Semicubical (a.) Of or pertaining to the square root of the cube of a quantity.
Semidiurnal (a.) Pertaining to, or accomplished in, half a day, or twelve hours; occurring twice every day.
Semidiurnal (a.) Pertaining to, or traversed in, six hours, or in half the time between the rising and setting of a heavenly body; as, a semidiurnal arc.
Semilogical (a.) Half logical; partly logical; said of fallacies.
Semimonthly (a.) Coming or made twice in a month; as, semimonthly magazine; a semimonthly payment.
Semimonthly (n.) Something done or made every half month; esp., a semimonthly periodical.
Semimonthly (adv.) In a semimonthly manner; at intervals of half a month.
Semiography () Alt. of Semiological
Semiopacous (a.) Semiopaque.
Semipalmate (a.) Alt. of Semipalmated
Semisextile (n.) An aspect of the planets when they are distant from each other the twelfth part of a circle, or thirty degrees.
Semispheric (a.) Alt. of Semispherical
Semitangent (n.) The tangent of half an arc.
Semitertian (a.) Having the characteristics of both a tertian and a quotidian intermittent.
Semitertian (n.) An intermittent combining the characteristics of a tertian and a quotidian.
Sempervivum (n.) A genus of fleshy-leaved plants, of which the houseleek (Sempervivum tectorum) is the commonest species.
Sempiternal (a.) Of neverending duration; everlasting; endless; having beginning, but no end.
Sempiternal (a.) Without beginning or end; eternal.
Sempstressy (n.) Seamstressy.
Senatorious (a.) Senatorial.
Senatorship (n.) The office or dignity of a senator.
Senectitude (n.) Old age.
Sensational (a.) Of or pertaining to sensation; as, sensational nerves.
Sensational (a.) Of or pertaining to sensationalism, or the doctrine that sensation is the sole origin of knowledge.
Sensational (a.) Suited or intended to excite temporarily great interest or emotion; melodramatic; emotional; as, sensational plays or novels; sensational preaching; sensational journalism; a sensational report.
Sensibility (n.) The quality or state of being sensible, or capable of sensation; capacity to feel or perceive.
Sensibility (n.) The capacity of emotion or feeling, as distinguished from the intellect and the will; peculiar susceptibility of impression, pleasurable or painful; delicacy of feeling; quick emotion or sympathy; as, sensibility to pleasure or pain; sensibility to shame or praise; exquisite sensibility; -- often used in the plural.
Sensibility (n.) Experience of sensation; actual feeling.
Sensibility (n.) That quality of an instrument which makes it indicate very slight changes of condition; delicacy; as, the sensibility of a balance, or of a thermometer.
Sensiferous (a.) Exciting sensation; conveying sensation.
Sensigenous (a.) Causing or exciting sensation.
Sensitivity (n.) The quality or state of being sensitive; -- used chiefly in science and the arts; as, the sensitivity of iodized silver.
Sensualized (imp. & p. p.) of Sensualize
Sensualness (n.) Sensuality; flesh
Sententiary (n.) One who read lectures, or commented, on the Sentences of Peter Lombard, Bishop of Paris (1159-1160), a school divine.
Sententious (a.) Abounding with sentences, axioms, and maxims; full of meaning; terse and energetic in expression; pithy; as, a sententious style or discourse; sententious truth.
Sententious (a.) Comprising or representing sentences; sentential.
Sentimental (a.) Having, expressing, or containing a sentiment or sentiments; abounding with moral reflections; containing a moral reflection; didactic.
Sentimental (a.) Inc
Sentimental (a.) Addressed or pleasing to the emotions only, usually to the weaker and the unregulated emotions.
Sentinelled () of Sentinel
Sentineling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sentinel
Separatical (a.) Of or pertaining to separatism in religion; schismatical.
Sepidaceous (a.) Like or pertaining to the cuttlefishes of the genus Sepia.
Septangular (a.) Heptagonal.
Septemberer (n.) A Setembrist.
Septembrist (n.) An agent in the massacres in Paris, committed in patriotic frenzy, on the 22d of September, 1792.
Septentrial (a.) Septentrional.
Septentrion (n.) The north or northern regions.
Septentrion (a.) Alt. of Septentrional
Septicaemia (n.) A poisoned condition of the blood produced by the absorption into it of septic or putrescent material; blood poisoning. It is marked by chills, fever, prostration, and inflammation of the different serous membranes and of the lungs, kidneys, and other organs.
Septiferous (a.) Bearing a partition; -- said of the valves of a capsule.
Septiferous (a.) Conveying putrid poison; as, the virulence of septiferous matter.
Septifluous (a.) Flowing in seven streams; septemfluous.
Septifragal (a.) Breaking from the partitions; -- said of a method of dehiscence in which the valves of a pod break away from the partitions, and these remain attached to the common axis.
Septinsular (a.) Consisting of seven islands; as, the septinsular republic of the Ionian Isles.
Sepulchered (imp. & p. p.) of Sepulchre
Sepulchring () of Sepulchre
Sequestered (imp. & p. p.) of Sequester
Sequestered (a.) Retired; secluded.
Sequestrate (v. t.) To sequester.
Seraphicism (n.) The character, quality, or state of a seraph; seraphicalness.
Sergeancies (pl. ) of Sergeancy
Sericterium (n.) A silk gland, as in the silkworms.
Sericulture (n.) The raising of silkworms.
Serio-comic (a.) Alt. of Serio-comical
Sermonizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sermonize
Serpentaria (a.) The fibrous aromatic root of the Virginia snakeroot (Aristolochia Serpentaria).
Serpiginous (a.) Creeping; -- said of lesions which heal over one portion while continuing to advance at another.
Serrulation (n.) The state of being notched minutely, like a fine saw.
Serrulation (n.) One of the teeth in a serrulate margin.
Sertularian (n.) Any species of Sertularia, or of Sertularidae, a family of hydroids having branched chitinous stems and simple sessile hydrothecae. Also used adjectively.
Serviceable (a.) Doing service; promoting happiness, interest, advantage, or any good; useful to any end; adapted to any good end use; beneficial; advantageous.
Serviceable (a.) Prepared for rendering service; capable of, or fit for, the performance of duty; hence, active; diligent.
Servileness (n.) Quality of being servile; servility.
Sesquialter (a.) Sesquialteral.
Sesquialter (n.) Alt. of Sesquialtera
Sesquibasic (a.) Containing, or acting as, a base in the proportions of a sesqui compound.
Sesquioxide (n.) An oxide containing three atoms of oxygen with two atoms (or radicals) of some other substance; thus, alumina, Al2O3 is a sesquioxide.
Sesquipedal (a.) Alt. of Sesquipedalian
Settledness (n.) The quality or state of being settled; confirmed state.
Seventeenth (a.) Next in order after the sixteenth; coming after sixteen others.
Seventeenth (a.) Constituting or being one of seventeen equal parts into which anything is divided.
Seventeenth (n.) The next in order after the sixteenth; one coming after sixteen others.
Seventeenth (n.) The quotient of a unit divided by seventeen; one of seventeen equal parts or divisions of one whole.
Seventeenth (n.) An interval of two octaves and a third.
Sevres blue () A very light blue.
Sevres ware () Porcelain manufactured at Sevres, France, ecpecially in the national factory situated there.
Sexagesimal (a.) Pertaining to, or founded on, the number sixty.
Sexagesimal (n.) A sexagesimal fraction.
Sexdigitism (n.) The state of having six fingers on a hand, or six toes on a foot.
Sexdigitist (n.) One who has six fingers on a hand, or six toes on a foot.
Sexennially (adv.) Once in six years.
Sextodecimo (a.) Having sixteen leaves to a sheet; of, or equal to, the size of one fold of a sheet of printing paper when folded so as to make sixteen leaves, or thirty-two pages; as, a sextodecimo volume.
Sextodecimo (n.) A book composed of sheets each of which is folded into sixteen leaves; hence, indicating, more or less definitely, a size of a book; -- usually written 16mo, or 16!.
Teaspoonful (n.) As much as teaspoon will hold; enough to fill a teaspoon; -- usually reckoned at a fluid dram or one quarter of a tablespoonful.
Technically (adv.) In a technical manner; according to the signification of terms as used in any art, business, or profession.
Technologic (a.) Technological.
Tectibranch (n.) One of the Tectibranchiata. Also used adjectively.
Teeter-tail (n.) The spotted sandpiper. See the Note under Sandpiper.
Teetotalism (n.) The principle or practice of entire abstinence, esp. from intoxicating drinks.
Tegumentary (a.) Of or pertaining to a tegument or teguments; consisting of teguments; serving as a tegument or covering.
Telegrammic (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a telegram; laconic; concise; brief.
Telegraphed (imp. & p. p.) of Telegraph
Telegrapher (n.) One who sends telegraphic messages; a telegraphic operator; a telegraphist.
Telegraphic (a.) Of or pertaining to the telegraph; made or communicated by a telegraph; as, telegraphic signals; telegraphic art; telegraphic intelligence.
Teleologist (n.) One versed in teleology.
Teleorganic (a.) Vital; as, teleorganic functions.
Teleosaurus (n.) A genus of extinct crocodilian reptiles of the Jurassic period, having a long and slender snout.
Telescoping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Telescope
Telescopist (n.) One who uses a telescope.
Telodynamic (a.) Relating to a system for transmitting power to a distance by means of swiftly moving ropes or cables driving grooved pulleys of large diameter.
Telotrochae (pl. ) of Telotrocha
Telotrochal (a.) Alt. of Telotrochous
Temerarious (a.) Unreasonably adventurous; despising danger; rash; headstrong; audacious; reckless; heedless.
Temperament (v. t.) Internal constitution; state with respect to the relative proportion of different qualities, or constituent parts.
Temperament (v. t.) Due mixture of qualities; a condition brought about by mutual compromises or concessions.
Temperament (v. t.) The act of tempering or modifying; adjustment, as of clashing rules, interests, passions, or the like; also, the means by which such adjustment is effected.
Temperament (v. t.) Condition with regard to heat or cold; temperature.
Temperament (v. t.) A system of compromises in the tuning of organs, pianofortes, and the like, whereby the tones generated with the vibrations of a ground tone are mutually modified and in part canceled, until their number reduced to the actual practicable scale of twelve tones to the octave. This scale, although in so far artificial, is yet closely suggestive of its origin in nature, and this system of tuning, although not mathematically true, yet satisfies the ear, while it has the convenie
Temperament (v. t.) The peculiar physical and mental character of an individual, in olden times erroneously supposed to be due to individual variation in the relations and proportions of the constituent parts of the body, especially of the fluids, as the bile, blood, lymph, etc. Hence the phrases, bilious or choleric temperament, sanguine temperament, etc., implying a predominance of one of these fluids and a corresponding influence on the temperament.
Temperately (adv.) In a temperate manner.
Temperative (a.) Having power to temper.
Temperature (n.) Constitution; state; degree of any quality.
Temperature (n.) Freedom from passion; moderation.
Temperature (n.) Condition with respect to heat or cold, especially as indicated by the sensation produced, or by the thermometer or pyrometer; degree of heat or cold; as, the temperature of the air; high temperature; low temperature; temperature of freezing or of boiling.
Temperature (n.) Mixture; compound.
Tempestuous (a.) Of or pertaining to a tempest; involving or resembling a tempest; turbulent; violent; stormy; as, tempestuous weather; a tempestuous night; a tempestuous debate.
Temporality (n.) The state or quality of being temporary; -- opposed to perpetuity.
Temporality (n.) The laity; temporality.
Temporality (n.) That which pertains to temporal welfare; material interests; especially, the revenue of an ecclesiastic proceeding from lands, tenements, or lay fees, tithes, and the like; -- chiefly used in the plural.
Temporarily (adv.) In a temporary manner; for a time.
Temporizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Temporize
Temptatious (a.) Tempting.
Temulentive (a.) Somewhat temulent; addicted to drink.
Tenableness (n.) Same as Tenability.
Tenebricose (a.) Tenebrous; dark; gloomy.
Tenebrosity (n.) The quality or state of being tenebrous; tenebrousness.
Tenementary (a.) Capable of being leased; held by tenants.
Ten-o'clock (n.) A plant, the star-of-Bethlehem. See under Star.
Ten-pounder (n.) A large oceanic fish (Elops saurus) found in the tropical parts of all the oceans. It is used chiefly for bait.
Tensibility (n.) The quality or state of being tensible; tensility.
Tentaculata (n. pl.) A division of Ctenophora including those which have two long tentacles.
Tentaculate (a.) Alt. of Tentaculated
Tentaculite (n.) Any one of numerous species of small, conical fossil shells found in Paleozoic rocks. They are supposed to be pteropods.
Tentiginous (a.) Stiff; stretched; strained.
Tentiginous (a.) Lustful, or pertaining to lust.
Tenuiroster (n.) One of the Tenuirostres.
Tepefaction (n.) Act of tepefying.
Tephramancy (n.) Divination by the ashes of the altar on which a victim had been consumed in sacrifice.
Terebilenic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a complex acid, C7H8O4, obtained as a white crystal
Terebinthic (a.) Of or pertaining to turpentine; resembling turpentine; terbinthine; as, terbinthic qualities.
Terebrantia (n. pl.) A division of Hymenoptera including those which have an ovipositor adapted for perforating plants. It includes the sawflies.
Terebrating (a.) Boring; perforating; -- applied to molluskas which form holes in rocks, wood, etc.
Terebrating (a.) Boring; piercing; -- applied to certain kinds of pain, especially to those of locomotor ataxia.
Terebration (n.) The act of terebrating, or boring.
Terebratula (n.) A genus of brachiopods which includes many living and some fossil species. The larger valve has a perforated beak, through which projects a short peduncle for attachment. Called also lamp shell.
Tergeminate (a.) Thrice twin; having three pairs of leaflets.
Tergeminous (a.) Threefold; thrice-paired.
Tergiferous (a.) Carrying or bearing upon the back.
Termatarium (n.) Any nest or dwelling of termes, or white ants.
Terminating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Terminate
Termination (n.) The act of terminating, or of limiting or setting bounds; the act of ending or concluding; as, a voluntary termination of hostilities.
Termination (n.) That which ends or bounds; limit in space or extent; bound; end; as, the termination of a
Termination (n.) End in time or existence; as, the termination of the year, or of life; the termination of happiness.
Termination (n.) End; conclusion; result.
Termination (n.) Last purpose of design.
Termination (n.) A word; a term.
Termination (n.) The ending of a word; a final syllable or letter; the part added to a stem in inflection.
Terminative (a.) Tending or serving to terminate; terminating; determining; definitive.
Terminatory (a.) Terminative.
Terminology (n.) The doctrine of terms; a theory of terms or appellations; a treatise on terms.
Terminology (n.) The terms actually used in any business, art, science, or the like; nomenclature; technical terms; as, the terminology of chemistry.
Termonology (n.) Terminology.
Terpsichore (n.) The Muse who presided over the choral song and the dance, especially the latter.
Terraqueous (a.) Consisting of land and water; as, the earth is a terraqueous globe.
Terrestrial (a.) Of or pertaining to the earth; existing on the earth; earthly; as, terrestrial animals.
Terrestrial (a.) Representing, or consisting of, the earth; as, a terrestrial globe.
Terrestrial (a.) Of or pertaining to the world, or to the present state; sublunary; mundane.
Terrestrial (a.) Consisting of land, in distinction from water; belonging to, or inhabiting, the land or ground, in distinction from trees, water, or the like; as, terrestrial serpents.
Terrestrial (a.) Adapted for the observation of objects on land and on the earth; as, a terrestrial telescope, in distinction from an astronomical telescope.
Terrestrial (n.) An inhabitant of the earth.
Terrestrify (v. t.) To convert or reduce into a condition like that of the earth; to make earthy.
Terre-verte (n.) An olive-green earth used as a pigment. See Glauconite.
Terrienniak (n.) The arctic fox.
Terrigenous (a.) Earthborn; produced by the earth.
Territorial (a.) Of or pertaining to territory or land; as, territorial limits; territorial jurisdiction.
Territorial (a.) Limited to a certain district; as, right may be personal or territorial.
Territorial (a.) Of or pertaining to all or any of the Territories of the United States, or to any district similarly organized elsewhere; as, Territorial governments.
Territoried (a.) Possessed of territory.
Territories (pl. ) of Territory
Tersulphide (n.) A trisulphide.
Tessellated (imp. & p. p.) of Tessellate
Tessellated (a.) Formed of little squares, as mosaic work; checkered; as, a tessellated pavement.
Tessellated (a.) Marked like a checkerboard; as, a tessellated leaf.
Testamental (a.) Of or pertaining to a testament; testamentary.
Testiculate (a.) Shaped like a testicle, ovate and solid.
Testiculate (a.) Having two tubers resembling testicles in form, as some species of orchis.
Testimonial (a.) A writing or certificate which bears testimony in favor of one's character, good conduct, ability, etc., or of the value of a thing.
Testimonial (a.) Something, as money or plate, presented to a preson as a token of respect, or of obligation for services rendered.
Testimonial (a.) Relating to, or containing, testimony.
Testimonies (pl. ) of Testimony
Testudinata (n. pl.) An order of reptiles which includes the turtles and tortoises. The body is covered by a shell consisting of an upper or dorsal shell, called the carapace, and a lower or ventral shell, called the plastron, each of which consists of several plates.
Testudinate (a.) Alt. of Testudinated
Tetanomotor (n.) An instrument from tetanizing a muscle by irritating its nerve by successive mechanical shocks.
Tete-a-tete (n.) Private conversation; familiar interview or conference of two persons.
Tete-a-tete (n.) A short sofa intended to accomodate two persons.
Tete-a-tete (a.) Private; confidential; familiar.
Tete-a-tete (adv.) Face to face; privately or confidentially; familiarly.
Tetracarpel (a.) Composed of four carpels.
Tetradactyl (a.) Alt. of Tetradactyle
Tetradecane (n.) A light oily hydrocarbon, C14H30, of the marsh-gas series; -- so called from the fourteen carbon atoms in the molecule.
Tetradrachm (n.) Alt. of Tetradrachma
Tetradymite (n.) A telluride of bismuth. It is of a pale steel-gray color and metallic luster, and usually occurs in foliated masses. Called also telluric bismuth.
Tetragynian (a.) Alt. of Tetragynous
Tetragynous (a.) Belonging to the order Tetragynia; having four styles.
Tetrahedral (a.) Having, or composed of, four sides.
Tetrahedral (a.) Having the form of the regular tetrahedron.
Tetrahedral (a.) Pertaining or related to a tetrahedron, or to the system of hemihedral forms to which the tetrahedron belongs.
Tetrahedron (n.) A solid figure inclosed or bounded by four triangles.
Tetrakosane (n.) A hydrocarbon, C24H50, resembling paraffin, and like it belonging to the marsh-gas series; -- so called from having twenty-four atoms of carbon in the molecule.
Tetramerous (a.) Having the parts arranged in sets of four; as, a tetramerous flower.
Tetramerous (a.) Having four joints in each of the tarsi; -- said of certain insects.
Tetrandrian (a.) Alt. of Tetrandrous
Tetrandrous (a.) Belonging to the class Tetrandria.
Tetraphenol (n.) Furfuran.
Tetrapteran (n.) An insect having four wings.
Tetrarchate (n.) A tetrarchy.
Tetrarchies (pl. ) of Tetrarchy
Tetrathecal (a.) Having four loculaments, or thecae.
Tetravalent (a.) Having a valence of four; tetratomic; quadrivalent.
Tettigonian (n.) Any one of numerous species of Hemiptera belonging to Tettigonia and allied genera; a leaf hopper.
Teutonicism (n.) A mode of speech peculiar to the Teutons; a Teutonic idiom, phrase, or expression; a Teutonic mode or custom; a Germanism.
Vectitation (n.) The act of carrying, or state of being carried.
Vellicating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vellicate
Vellication () The act of twitching, or of causing to twitch.
Vellication () A local twitching, or convulsive motion, of a muscular fiber, especially of the face.
Vellicative (a.) Having the power of vellicating, plucking, or twitching; causing vellication.
Velocimeter (n.) An apparatus for measuring speed, as of machinery or vessels, but especially of projectiles.
Venae cavae (pl. ) of Vena
Vendemiaire (n.) The first month of the French republican calendar, dating from September 22, 1792.
Vendibility (n.) The quality or state of being vendible, or salable.
Venditation (n.) The act of setting forth ostentatiously; a boastful display.
Veneficious (a.) Acting by poison; used in poisoning or in sorcery.
Venesection (n.) The act or operation of opening a vein for letting blood; bloodletting; phlebotomy.
Vengeancely (adv.) Extremely; excessively.
Ventilating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ventilate
Ventilation (n.) The act of ventilating, or the state of being ventilated; the art or process of replacing foul air by that which is pure, in any inclosed place, as a house, a church, a mine, etc.; free exposure to air.
Ventilation (n.) The act of refrigerating, or cooling; refrigeration; as, ventilation of the blood.
Ventilation (n.) The act of fanning, or winnowing, for the purpose of separating chaff and dust from the grain.
Ventilation (n.) The act of sifting, and bringing out to view or examination; free discussion; public exposure.
Ventilation (n.) The act of giving vent or expression.
Ventilative (a.) Of or pertaining to ventilation; adapted to secure ventilation; ventilating; as, ventilative apparatus.
Ventricular (a.) Of or pertaining to a ventricle; bellied.
Ventriculus (n.) One of the stomachs of certain insects.
Ventriculus (n.) The body cavity of a sponge.
Ventriloquy (n.) Same as Ventriloquism.
Ventrimeson (n.) See Meson.
Venturesome (a.) Inc
Veraciously (adv.) In a veracious manner.
Verbalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Verbalize
Verbenating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Verbenate
Verberation (n.) The act of verberating; a beating or striking.
Verberation (n.) The impulse of a body; which causes sound.
Verbosities (pl. ) of Verbosity
Verdureless (a.) Destitute of verdure.
Verecundity (n.) The quality or state of being verecund; modesty.
Verfication (n.) The act of verifying, or the state of being verified; confirmation; authentication.
Verfication (n.) Confirmation by evidence.
Verfication (n.) A formal phrase used in concluding a plea.
Veriloquent (a.) Speaking truth; truthful.
Verisimilar (a.) Having the appearance of truth; probable; likely.
Versimilous (a.) Verisimilar.
Vermiculate (v. t.) To form or work, as by inlaying, with irregular
Vermiculate (a.) Wormlike in shape; covered with wormlike elevations; marked with irregular fine
Vermiculate (a.) Crawling or creeping like a worm; hence, insinuating; sophistical.
Vermiculite (n.) A group of minerals having, a micaceous structure. They are hydrous silicates, derived generally from the alteration of some kind of mica. So called because the scales, when heated, open out into wormlike forms.
Vermiculose (a.) Alt. of Vermiculous
Vermiculous (a.) Containing, or full of, worms; resembling worms.
Vermiformia (n. pl.) A tribe of worms including Phoronis. See Phoronis.
Vermination (n.) The generation or breeding of vermin.
Vermination (n.) A griping of the bowels.
Verminously (adv.) In a verminous manner.
Vermiparous (a.) Producing or breeding worms.
Vermivorous (a.) Devouring worms; feeding on worms; as, vermivorous birds.
Vernaculous (a.) Vernacular.
Vernaculous (a.) Scoffing; scurrilous.
Verriculate (a.) Having thickset tufts of parallel hairs, bristles, or branches.
Verruciform (a.) Shaped like a wart or warts.
Verruculose (a.) Minutely verrucose; as, a verruculose leaf or stalk.
Versability (n.) The quality or state of being versable.
Versatility (n.) The quality or state of being versatile; versatileness.
Versemonger (n.) A writer of verses; especially, a writer of commonplace poetry; a poetaster; a rhymer; -- used humorously or in contempt.
Vertebrally (adv.) At or within a vertebra or vertebrae; -- distinguished from interverterbrally.
Vertebrated (a.) Having a backbone, or vertebral column, containing the spinal marrow, as man, quadrupeds, birds, amphibia, and fishes.
Vertebrated (a.) Contracted at intervals, so as to resemble the spine in animals.
Vertebrated (a.) Having movable joints resembling vertebrae; -- said of the arms ophiurans.
Vertebrated (a.) Of or pertaining to the Vertebrata; -- used only in the form vertebrate.
Verticality (n.) The quality or state of being vertical; verticalness.
Verticillus (n.) A whorl; a verticil.
Vertiginate (a.) Turned round; giddy.
Vertiginous (a.) Turning round; whirling; rotary; revolving; as, vertiginous motion.
Vertiginous (a.) Affected with vertigo; giddy; dizzy.
Vesicularia (n.) Any one of numerous species of marine Bryozoa belonging to Vesicularia and allied genera. They have delicate tubular cells attached in clusters to slender flexible stems.
Vespertilio (n.) A genus of bats including some of the common small insectivorous species of North America and Europe.
Vespertinal (a.) Vespertine.
Vesuvianite (n.) A mineral occurring in tetragonal crystals, and also massive, of a brown to green color, rarely sulphur yellow and blue. It is a silicate of alumina and lime with some iron magnesia, and is common at Vesuvius. Also called idocrase.
Vexillation (n.) A company of troops under one vexillum.
Weakishness (n.) Quality or state of being weakish.
Weak-minded (a.) Having a weak mind, either naturally or by reason of disease; feebleminded; foolish; idiotic.
Wealthiness (n.) The quality or state of being wealthy, or rich; richness; opulence.
Weather-bit (n.) A turn of the cable about the end of the windlass, without the bits.
Weathercock (n.) A vane, or weather vane; -- so called because originally often in the figure of a cock, turning on the top of a spire with the wind, and showing its direction.
Weathercock (n.) Hence, any thing or person that turns easily and frequently; one who veers with every change of current opinion; a fickle, inconstant person.
Weathercock (v. t.) To supply with a weathercock; to serve as a weathercock for.
Weathermost (a.) Being farthest to the windward.
Weatherwise (a.) Skillful in forecasting the changes of the weather.
Weatherworn (a.) Worn by the action of, or by exposure to, the weather.
Wedge-shell (n.) Any one of numerous species of small marine bivalves belonging to Donax and allied genera in which the shell is wedge-shaped.
Weighbridge (n.) A weighing machine on which loaded carts may be weighed; platform scales.
Weigh-house (n.) A building at or within which goods, and the like, are weighed.
Weighmaster (n.) One whose business it is to weigh ore, hay, merchandise, etc.; one licensed as a public weigher.
Weightiness (n.) The quality or state of being weighty; weight; force; importance; impressiveness.
Welcomeness (n.) The quality or state of being welcome; gratefulness; agreeableness; kind reception.
Welldrained (imp. & p. p.) of Welldrain
Wellingtons (n. pl.) A kind of long boots for men.
Well-liking (a.) Being in good condition.
Well-meaner (n.) One whose intention is good.
Well-spoken (a.) Speaking well; speaking with fitness or grace; speaking kindly.
Well-spoken (a.) Spoken with propriety; as, well-spoken words.
Well-willer (n.) One who wishes well, or means kindly.
Welwitschia (n.) An African plant (Welwitschia mirabilis) belonging to the order Gnetaceae. It consists of a short, woody, topshaped stem, and never more than two leaves, which are the cotyledons enormously developed, and at length split into diverging segments.
Wesleyanism (n.) The system of doctrines and church polity inculcated by John Wesley (b. 1703; d. 1791), the founder of the religious sect called Methodist; Methodism. See Methodist, n., 2.
Westernmost (a.) Situated the farthest towards the west; most western.
West Indian () Belonging or relating to the West Indies.
West Indian () A native of, or a dweller in, the West Indies.
Xenodochium (n.) A house for the reception of strangers.
Xenodochium (n.) In the Middle Ages, a room in a monastery for the reception and entertainment of strangers and pilgrims, and for the relief of paupers. [Called also Xenodocheion.]
Xenogenesis (n.) Same as Heterogenesis.
Xenogenesis (n.) The fancied production of an organism of one kind by an organism of another.
Xenogenetic (a.) Of or pertaining to xenogenesis; as, the xenogenetic origin of microzymes.
Xerophilous (a.) Drought-loving; able withstand the absence or lack of moisture.
Yellowammer (n.) See Yellow-hammer.
Yellow-eyed (a.) Having yellow eyes.
Yellowshins (n.) See Yellolegs.
Yesternight (n.) The last night; the night last past.
Yesternight (adv.) On the last night.
Zend-Avesta (n.) The sacred writings of the ancient Persian religion, attributed to Zoroaster, but chiefly of a later date.
Zeolitiform (a.) Having the form of a zeolite.
Zeuglodonta (n. pl.) Same as Phocodontia.
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