11 letter words whose second letter is O
Boatmanship (n.) The art of managing a boat.
Boat-shaped (a.) See Cymbiform.
Bogtrotting (a.) Living among bogs.
Bohemianism (n.) The characteristic conduct or methods of a Bohemian.
Bollandists (n. pl.) The Jesuit editors of the "Acta Sanctorum", or Lives of the Saints; -- named from John Bolland, who began the work.
Bombardment (n.) An attack upon a fortress or fortified town, with shells, hot shot, rockets, etc.; the act of throwing bombs and shot into a town or fortified place.
Bombastical (a.) Characterized by bombast; high-sounding; inflated.
Bombilation (n.) A humming sound; a booming.
Bombination (n.) A humming or buzzing.
Bombycinous (a.) Silken; made of silk.
Bombycinous (a.) Being of the color of the silkworm; transparent with a yellow tint.
Bonapartean (a.) Of or pertaining to Napoleon Bonaparte or his family.
Bonapartism (n.) The policy of Bonaparte or of the Bonapartes.
Bonapartist (n.) One attached to the policy or family of Bonaparte, or of the Bonapartes.
Bonchretien (n.) A name given to several kinds of pears. See Bartlett.
Bookbindery (n.) A bookbinder's shop; a place or establishment for binding books.
Bookbinding (n.) The art, process, or business of binding books.
Bookkeeping (n.) The art of recording pecuniary or business transactions in a regular and systematic manner, so as to show their relation to each other, and the state of the business in which they occur; the art of keeping accounts. The books commonly used are a daybook, cashbook, journal, and ledger. See Daybook, Cashbook, Journal, and Ledger.
Book muslin () A kind of muslin used for the covers of books.
Book muslin () A kind of thin white muslin for ladies' dresses.
Bookselling (n.) The employment of selling books.
Bookshelves (pl. ) of Bookshelf
Boottopping (n.) The act or process of daubing a vessel's bottom near the surface of the water with a mixture of tallow, sulphur, and resin, as a temporary protection against worms, after the slime, shells, etc., have been scraped off.
Boottopping (n.) Sheathing a vessel with planking over felt.
Boragineous (a.) Relating to the Borage tribe; boraginaceous.
Boroughhead (n.) See Headborough.
Botanologer (n.) A botanist.
Botanomancy (n.) An ancient species of divination by means of plants, esp. sage and fig leaves.
Botheration (n.) The act of bothering, or state of being bothered; cause of trouble; perplexity; annoyance; vexation.
Bottle-nose (n.) A cetacean of the Dolphin family, of several species, as Delphinus Tursio and Lagenorhyncus leucopleurus, of Europe.
Bottle-nose (n.) The puffin.
Bottlescrew (n.) A corkscrew.
Bourgeoisie (n.) The French middle class, particularly such as are concerned in, or dependent on, trade.
Boustorphic (a.) Boustrophedonic.
Boutonniere (n.) A bouquet worn in a buttonhole.
Bouts-rimes (n. pl.) Words that rhyme, proposed as the ends of verses, to be filled out by the ingenuity of the person to whom they are offered.
Bow-compass (n.) An arcograph.
Bow-compass (n.) A small pair of compasses, one leg of which carries a pencil, or a pen, for drawing circles. Its legs are often connected by a bow-shaped spring, instead of by a joint.
Bow-compass (n.) A pair of compasses, with a bow or arched plate riveted to one of the legs, and passing through the other.
Bowie knife () A knife with a strong blade from ten to fifteen inches long, and double-edged near the point; -- used as a hunting knife, and formerly as a weapon in the southwestern part of the United States. It was named from its inventor, Colonel James Bowie. Also, by extension, any large sheath knife.
Bowl-legged (a.) Having crooked legs, esp. with the knees bent outward.
Bowstringed (imp. & p. p.) of Bowstring
Bowstringed (p.a.) Furnished with bowstring.
Bowstringed (p.a.) Put to death with a bowstring; strangled.
Boyle's law () See under Law.
Coachfellow (n.) One of a pair of horses employed to draw a coach; hence (Fig.), a comrade.
Coadjutress (n.) Alt. of Coadjutrix
Coadjuvancy (n.) Joint help; cooperation.
Coadunation (n.) Union, as in one body or mass; unity.
Coadunition (n.) Coadunation.
Coadventure (n.) An adventure in which two or more persons are partakers.
Coadventure (v. i.) To share in a venture.
Coagulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coagulate
Coagulation (n.) The change from a liquid to a thickened, curdlike, insoluble state, not by evaporation, but by some kind of chemical reaction; as, the spontaneous coagulation of freshly drawn blood; the coagulation of milk by rennet, or acid, and the coagulation of egg albumin by heat. Coagulation is generally the change of an albuminous body into an insoluble modification.
Coagulation (n.) The substance or body formed by coagulation.
Coagulative (a.) Having the power to cause coagulation; as, a coagulative agent.
Coagulatory (a.) Serving to coagulate; produced by coagulation; as, coagulatory effects.
Coalescence (n.) The act or state of growing together, as similar parts; the act of uniting by natural affinity or attraction; the state of being united; union; concretion.
Coalitioner (n.) A coalitionist.
Coarctation (n.) Confinement to a narrow space.
Coarctation (n.) Pressure; that which presses.
Coarctation (n.) A stricture or narrowing, as of a canal, cavity, or orifice.
Co-assessor (n.) A joint assessor.
Cobblestone (n.) A large pebble; a rounded stone not too large to be handled; a small boulder; -- used for paving streets and for other purposes.
Cocciferous (a.) Bearing or producing berries; bacciferous; as, cocciferous trees or plants.
Coccosphere (n.) A small, rounded, marine organism, capable of braking up into coccoliths.
Cochin fowl () A large variety of the domestic fowl, originally from Cochin China (Anam).
Cock-a-hoop (a.) Boastful; defiant; exulting. Also used adverbially.
Cockaleekie (n.) A favorite soup in Scotland, made from a capon highly seasoned, and boiled with leeks and prunes.
Cockcrowing (n.) The time at which cocks first crow; the early morning.
Cockleshell (n.) One of the shells or valves of a cockle.
Cockleshell (n.) A light boat.
Codefendant (n.) A joint defendant.
Codicillary (a.) Of the nature of a codicil.
Coeducation (n.) An educating together, as of persons of different sexes or races.
Coefficient (a.) Cooperating; acting together to produce an effect.
Coefficient (n.) That which unites in action with something else to produce the same effect.
Coefficient (n.) A number or letter put before a letter or quantity, known or unknown, to show how many times the latter is to be taken; as, 6x; bx; here 6 and b are coefficients of x.
Coefficient (n.) A number, commonly used in computation as a factor, expressing the amount of some change or effect under certain fixed conditions as to temperature, length, volume, etc.; as, the coefficient of expansion; the coefficient of friction.
Coenenchyma (n.) The common tissue which unites the polyps or zooids of a compound anthozoan or coral. It may be soft or more or less ossified. See Coral.
Coessential (a.) Partaking of the same essence.
Coexecutrix (n.) A joint executrix.
Coexistence (n.) Existence at the same time with another; -- contemporary existence.
Coextending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coextend
Coextension (n.) The act of extending equally, or the state of being equally extended.
Coextensive (a.) Equally extensive; having equal extent; as, consciousness and knowledge are coextensive.
Coffeehouse (n.) A house of entertainment, where guests are supplied with coffee and other refreshments, and where men meet for conversation.
Cognateness (n.) The state of being cognate.
Cognoscence (n.) Cognizance.
Cognoscenti (pl. ) of Cognoscente
Cognoscente (n.) A connoisseur.
Cognoscible (a.) Capable of being known.
Cognoscible (a.) Liable to judicial investigation.
Coincidence (n.) The condition of occupying the same place in space; as, the coincidence of circles, surfaces, etc.
Coincidence (n.) The condition or fact of happening at the same time; as, the coincidence of the deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.
Coincidence (n.) Exact correspondence in nature, character, result, circumstances, etc.; concurrence; agreement.
Coincibency (n.) Coincidence.
Coinheritor (n.) A coheir.
Coinquinate (v. t.) To pollute.
Cointension (n.) The condition of being of equal in intensity; -- applied to relations; as, 3:6 and 6:12 are relations of cointension.
Coleopteral (a.) Alt. of Coleopterous
Coleopteran (n.) One of the order of Coleoptera.
Coleridgian (a.) Pertaining to Samuel Taylor Coleridge, or to his poetry or metaphysics.
Collagenous (a.) Containing or resembling collagen.
Collar bone () The clavicle.
Collationer (n.) One who examines the sheets of a book that has just been printed, to ascertain whether they are correctly printed, paged, etc.
Collectanea (v. t.) Passages selected from various authors, usually for purposes of instruction; miscellany; anthology.
Collectedly (adv.) Composedly; coolly.
Collectible (a.) Capable of being collected.
Collegatary (n.) A joint legatee.
Collenchyma (n.) A tissue of vegetable cells which are thickend at the angles and (usually) elongated.
Colleterial (a.) Of or pertaining to the colleterium of insects.
Colleterium (n.) An organ of female insects, containing a cement to unite the ejected ova.
Colliflower (n.) See Cauliflower.
Colligating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Colligate
Colligation (n.) A binding together.
Colligation (n.) That process by which a number of isolated facts are brought under one conception, or summed up in a general proposition, as when Kepler discovered that the various observed positions of the planet Mars were points in an ellipse.
Collimating (p. p. & vb. n.) of Collimate
Collimation (n.) The act of collimating; the adjustment of the
Colliquable (a.) Liable to melt, grow soft, or become fluid.
Colliquated (imp. & p. p.) of Colliquate
Collitigant (a.) Disputing or wrangling.
Collitigant (n.) One who litigates or wrangles.
Collocating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Collocate
Collocation (n.) The act of placing; the state of being placed with something else; disposition in place; arrangement.
Collocution (n.) A speaking or conversing together; conference; mutual discourse.
Colluctancy (n.) A struggling to resist; a striving against; resistance; opposition of nature.
Colocynthin (n.) The active medicinal principle of colocynth; a bitter, yellow, crystal
Colonelship (n.) Colonelcy.
Colophonite (n.) A coarsely granular variety of garnet.
Coloradoite (n.) Mercury telluride, an iron-black metallic mineral, found in Colorado.
Color-blind (a.) Affected with color blindness. See Color blindness, under Color, n.
Colorimeter (n.) An instrument for measuring the depth of the color of anything, especially of a liquid, by comparison with a standard liquid.
Columbarium (n.) A dovecote or pigeon house.
Columbarium (n.) A sepulchral chamber with niches for holding cinerary urns.
Columbaries (pl. ) of Columbary
Columnarity (n.) The state or quality of being columnar.
Combination (n.) The act or process of combining or uniting persons and things.
Combination (n.) The result of combining or uniting; union of persons or things; esp. a union or alliance of persons or states to effect some purpose; -- usually in a bad sense.
Combination (n.) The act or process of uniting by chemical affinity, by which substances unite with each other in definite proportions by weight to form distinct compounds.
Combination (n.) The different arrangements of a number of objects, as letters, into groups.
Comb-shaped (a.) Pectinate.
Combustible (a.) Capable of taking fire and burning; apt to catch fire; inflammable.
Combustible (a.) Easily kindled or excited; quick; fiery; irascible.
Combustible (n.) A substance that may be set on fire, or which is liable to take fire and burn.
Combustious (a.) Inflammable.
Comessation (n.) A reveling; a rioting.
Comforting. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Comfort
Comfortable (a.) Strong; vigorous; valiant.
Comfortable (a.) Serviceable; helpful.
Comfortable (a.) Affording or imparting comfort or consolation; able to comfort; cheering; as, a comfortable hope.
Comfortable (a.) In a condition of comfort; having comforts; not suffering or anxious; hence, contented; cheerful; as, to lead a comfortable life.
Comfortable (a.) Free, or comparatively free, from pain or distress; -- used of a sick person.
Comfortable (n.) A stuffed or quilted coverlet for a bed; a comforter; a comfort.
Comfortably (adv.) In a comfortable or comforting manner.
Comfortless (a.) Without comfort or comforts; in want or distress; cheerless.
Comfortment (n.) Act or process of administering comfort.
Comfortress (n.) A woman who comforts.
Commandable (a.) Capable of being commanded.
Commandment (n.) An order or injunction given by authority; a command; a charge; a precept; a mandate.
Commandment (n.) One of the ten laws or precepts given by God to the Israelites at Mount Sinai.
Commandment (n.) The act of commanding; exercise of authority.
Commandment (n.) The offense of commanding or inducing another to violate the law.
Commandress (n.) A woman invested with authority to command.
Commaterial (a.) Consisting of the same material.
Commemorate (v. t.) To call to remembrance by a special act or observance; to celebrate with honor and solemnity; to honor, as a person or event, by some act of respect or affection, intended to preserve the remembrance of the person or event; as, to commemorate the sufferings and dying love of our Savior by the sacrament of the Lord's Supper; to commemorate the Declaration of Independence by the observance of the Fourth of July.
Commendable (a.) Worthy of being commended or praised; laudable; praiseworthy.
Commendator (n.) One who holds a benefice in commendam; a commendatary.
Commentator (n.) One who writes a commentary or comments; an expositor; an annotator.
Commination (n.) A threat or threatening; a denunciation of punishment or vengeance.
Commination (n.) An office in the liturgy of the Church of England, used on Ash Wednesday, containing a recital of God's anger and judgments against sinners.
Comminatory (a.) Threatening or denouncing punishment; as, comminatory terms.
Commingling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Commingle
Comminuting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Comminute
Comminution (n.) The act of reducing to a fine powder or to small particles; pulverization; the state of being comminuted.
Comminution (n.) Fracture (of a bone) into a number of pieces.
Comminution (n.) Gradual diminution by the removal of small particles at a time; a lessening; a wearing away.
Commiserate (v. t.) To feel sorrow, pain, or regret for; to pity.
Commissural (a.) Of or pertaining to a commissure.
Committable (a.) Capable of being committed.
Committible (a.) Capable of being committed; liable to be committed.
Commodities (pl. ) of Commodity
Commonition (n.) Advice; warning; instruction.
Commonitive (a.) Monitory.
Commonitory (a.) Calling to mind; giving admonition.
Commonplace (a.) Common; ordinary; trite; as, a commonplace person, or observation.
Commonplace (n.) An idea or expression wanting originality or interest; a trite or customary remark; a platitude.
Commonplace (n.) A memorandum; something to be frequently consulted or referred to.
Commonplace (v. t.) To enter in a commonplace book, or to reduce to general heads.
Commonplace (v. i.) To utter commonplaces; to indulge in platitudes.
Commoration (n.) The act of staying or residing in a place.
Communalism (n.) A French theory of government which holds that commune should be a kind of independent state, and the national government a confederation of such states, having only limited powers. It is advocated by advanced French republicans; but it should not be confounded with communism.
Communalist (n.) An advocate of communalism.
Communicant (n.) One who partakes of, or is entitled to partake of, the sacrament of the Lord's supper; a church member.
Communicant (n.) One who communicates.
Communicant (a.) Communicating.
Communicate (v. i.) To share in common; to participate in.
Communicate (v. i.) To impart; to bestow; to convey; as, to communicate a disease or a sensation; to communicate motion by means of a crank.
Communicate (v. i.) To make known; to recount; to give; to impart; as, to communicate information to any one.
Communicate (v. i.) To administer the communion to.
Communicate (v. i.) To share or participate; to possess or enjoy in common; to have sympathy.
Communicate (v. i.) To give alms, sympathy, or aid.
Communicate (v. i.) To have intercourse or to be the means of intercourse; as, to communicate with another on business; to be connected; as, a communicating artery.
Communicate (v. i.) To partake of the Lord's supper; to commune.
Communistic (a.) Of or pertaining to communism or communists; as, communistic theories.
Communistic (a.) Living or having their nests in common, as certain birds.
Communities (pl. ) of Community
Commutation (n.) A passing from one state to another; change; alteration; mutation.
Commutation (n.) The act of giving one thing for another; barter; exchange.
Commutation (n.) The change of a penalty or punishment by the pardoning power of the State; as, the commutation of a sentence of death to banishment or imprisonment.
Commutation (n.) A substitution, as of a less thing for a greater, esp. a substitution of one form of payment for another, or one payment for many, or a specific sum of money for conditional payments or allowances; as, commutation of tithes; commutation of fares; commutation of copyright; commutation of rations.
Commutative (a.) Relative to exchange; interchangeable; reciprocal.
Compactedly (adv.) In a compact manner.
Compactible (a.) That may be compacted.
Compactness (n.) The state or quality of being compact; close union of parts; density.
Compaginate (v. t.) To unite or hold together; as, the side pieces compaginate the frame.
Companiable (a.) Companionable; sociable.
Comparation (n.) A making ready; provision.
Comparative (a.) Of or pertaining to comparison.
Comparative (a.) Proceeding from, or by the method of, comparison; as, the comparative sciences; the comparative anatomy.
Comparative (a.) Estimated by comparison; relative; not positive or absolute, as compared with another thing or state.
Comparative (a.) Expressing a degree greater or less than the positive degree of the quality denoted by an adjective or adverb. The comparative degree is formed from the positive by the use of -er, more, or less; as, brighter, more bright, or less bright.
Comparative (n.) The comparative degree of adjectives and adverbs; also, the form by which the comparative degree is expressed; as, stronger, wiser, weaker, more stormy, less windy, are all comparatives.
Comparative (n.) An equal; a rival; a compeer.
Comparative (n.) One who makes comparisons; one who affects wit.
Compartment (n.) One of the parts into which an inclosed portion of space is divided, as by partitions, or
Compartment (n.) One of the sections into which the hold of a ship is divided by water-tight bulkheads.
Compassable (a.) Capable of being compassed or accomplished.
Compassless (a.) Having no compass.
Compellable (a.) Capable of being compelled or constrained.
Compellably (adv.) By compulsion.
Compendiate (v. t.) To sum or collect together.
Compendious (a.) Containing the substance or general principles of a subject or work in a narrow compass; abridged; summarized.
Compendiums (pl. ) of Compendium
Compensated (imp. & p. p.) of Compensate
Compensator (n.) One who, or that which, compensates; -- a name applied to various mechanical devices.
Compensator (n.) An iron plate or magnet placed near the compass on iron vessels to neutralize the effect of the ship's attraction on the needle.
Competently (adv.) In a competent manner; adequately; suitably.
Competition (n.) The act of seeking, or endeavoring to gain, what another is endeavoring to gain at the same time; common strife for the same objects; strife for superiority; emulous contest; rivalry, as for approbation, for a prize, or as where two or more persons are engaged in the same business and each seeking patronage; -- followed by for before the object sought, and with before the person or thing competed with.
Competitive (a.) Of or pertaining to competition; producing competition; competitory; as, a competitive examination.
Competitory (a.) Acting in competition; competing; rival.
Competitrix (n.) A competitress.
Compilation (n.) The act or process of compiling or gathering together from various sources.
Compilation (n.) That which is compiled; especially, a book or document composed of materials gathering from other books or documents.
Compilement (n.) Compilation.
Complacence (n.) Alt. of Complacency
Complacency (n.) Calm contentment; satisfaction; gratification.
Complacency (n.) The cause of pleasure or joy.
Complacency (n.) The manifestation of contentment or satisfaction; good nature; kindness; civility; affability.
Complaining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Complain
Complainant (n.) One who makes complaint.
Complainant (n.) One who commences a legal process by a complaint.
Complainant (n.) The party suing in equity, answering to the plaintiff at common law.
Complaisant (a.) Desirous to please; courteous; obliging; compliant; as, a complaisant gentleman.
Complexness (n.) The state of being complex; complexity.
Compliantly (adv.) In a compliant manner.
Complicated (imp. & p. p.) of Complicate
Complotting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Complot
Complotment (n.) A plotting together.
Comportable (a.) Suitable; consistent.
Comportance (n.) Behavior; comport.
Comportment (n.) Manner of acting; behavior; bearing.
Composition (n.) The act or art of composing, or forming a whole or integral, by placing together and uniting different things, parts, or ingredients.
Composition (n.) The invention or combination of the parts of any literary work or discourse, or of a work of art; as, the composition of a poem or a piece of music.
Composition (n.) The art or practice of so combining the different parts of a work of art as to produce a harmonious whole; also, a work of art considered as such. See 4, below.
Composition (n.) The act of writing for practice in a language, as English, Latin, German, etc.
Composition (n.) The setting up of type and arranging it for printing.
Composition (n.) The state of being put together or composed; conjunction; combination; adjustment.
Composition (n.) A mass or body formed by combining two or more substances; as, a chemical composition.
Composition (n.) A literary, musical, or artistic production, especially one showing study and care in arrangement; -- often used of an elementary essay or translation done as an educational exercise.
Composition (n.) Consistency; accord; congruity.
Composition (n.) Mutual agreement to terms or conditions for the settlement of a difference or controversy; also, the terms or conditions of settlement; agreement.
Composition (n.) The adjustment of a debt, or avoidance of an obligation, by some form of compensation agreed on between the parties; also, the sum or amount of compensation agreed upon in the adjustment.
Composition (n.) Synthesis as opposed to analysis.
Compositive (a.) Having the quality of entering into composition; compounded.
Compositous (a.) Belonging to the Compositae; composite.
Compossible (a.) Able to exist with another thing; consistent.
Compotation (n.) The act of drinking or tippling together.
Compounding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Compound
Compressing (p. pr & vb. n.) of Compress
Compression (n.) The act of compressing, or state of being compressed.
Compressive (a.) Compressing, or having power or tendency to compress; as, a compressive force.
Compressure (n.) Compression.
Compromised (imp. & p. p.) of Compromise
Compromiser (n.) One who compromises.
Compunction (n.) A pricking; stimulation.
Compunction (n.) A picking of heart; poignant grief proceeding from a sense of guilt or consciousness of causing pain; the sting of conscience.
Compunctive (a.) Sensitive in respect of wrongdoing; conscientious.
Compurgator (n.) One who bears testimony or swears to the veracity or innocence of another. See Purgation; also Wager of law, under Wager.
Computation (n.) The act or process of computing; calculation; reckoning.
Computation (n.) The result of computation; the amount computed.
Comradeship (n.) The state of being a comrade; intimate fellowship.
Concamerate (v. t.) To arch over; to vault.
Concamerate (v. t.) To divide into chambers or cells.
Concatenate (v. t.) To link together; to unite in a series or chain, as things depending on one another.
Concavation (n.) The act of making concave.
Concaveness (n.) Hollowness; concavity.
Concavities (pl. ) of Concavity
Concealable (a.) Capable of being concealed.
Concealment (n.) The act of concealing; the state of being concealed.
Concealment (n.) A place of hiding; a secret place; a retreat frem observation.
Concealment (n.) A secret; out of the way knowledge.
Concealment (n.) Suppression of such facts and circumstances as in justice ought to be made known.
Conceitedly (adv.) In an egotistical manner.
Conceitedly (adv.) Fancifully; whimsically.
Conceitless (a.) Without wit; stupid.
Conceivable (a.) Capable of being conceived, imagined, or understood.
Concentered (imp. & p. p.) of Concentre
Concentring () of Concentre
Concentrate (v. t.) To bring to, or direct toward, a common center; to unite more closely; to gather into one body, mass, or force; to fix; as, to concentrate rays of light into a focus; to concentrate the attention.
Concentrate (v. t.) To increase the strength and diminish the bulk of, as of a liquid or an ore; to intensify, by getting rid of useless material; to condense; as, to concentrate acid by evaporation; to concentrate by washing; -- opposed to dilute.
Concentrate (v. i.) To approach or meet in a common center; to consolidate; as, population tends to concentrate in cities.
Conceptacle (n.) That in which anything is contained; a vessel; a receiver or receptacle.
Conceptacle (n.) A pericarp, opening longitudinally on one side and having the seeds loose in it; a follicle; a double follicle or pair of follicles.
Conceptacle (n.) One of the cases containing the spores, etc., of flowerless plants, especially of algae.
Conceptible (a.) Capable of being conceived; conceivable.
Conceptious (a.) Apt to conceive; fruitful.
Concernedly (adv.) In a concerned manner; solicitously; sympathetically.
Concertante (n.) A concert for two or more principal instruments, with orchestral accompaniment. Also adjectively; as, concertante parts.
Conchometer (n.) An instrument for measuring shells, or the angle of their spire.
Conchometry (n.) The art of measuring shells or their curves; conchyliometry.
Conchylious (a.) Conchylaceous.
Conciliable (n.) A small or private assembly, especially of an ecclesiastical nature.
Conciliable (a.) Capable of being conciliated or reconciled.
Conciliated (imp. & p. p.) of Conciliate
Conciliator (n.) One who conciliates.
Concionator (n.) An haranguer of the people; a preacher.
Concionator (n.) A common councilman.
Conciseness (n.) The quality of being concise.
Concitation (n.) The act of stirring up, exciting, or agitating.
Concludency (n.) Deduction from premises; inference; conclusion.
Conclusible (a.) Demonstrable; determinable.
Concolorous (a.) Of the same color throughout.
Concomitant (a.) Accompanying; conjoined; attending.
Concomitant (n.) One who, or that which, accompanies, or is collaterally connected with another; a companion; an associate; an accompaniment.
Concordable (a.) Capable of according; agreeing; harmonious.
Concordance (n.) Agreement; accordance.
Concordance (n.) Concord; agreement.
Concordance (n.) An alphabetical verbal index showing the places in the text of a book where each principal word may be found, with its immediate context in each place.
Concordance (n.) A topical index or orderly analysis of the contents of a book.
Concordancy (n.) Agreement.
Concrescive (a.) Growing together, or into union; uniting.
Concubinacy (n.) The practice of concubinage.
Concubinage (n.) The cohabiting of a man and a woman who are not legally married; the state of being a concubine.
Concubinage (n.) A plea, in which it is alleged that the woman suing for dower was not lawfully married to the man in whose lands she seeks to be endowed, but that she was his concubine.
Concubinary (a.) Relating to concubinage; living in concubinage.
Concubinary (n.) One who lives in concubinage.
Concubinate (n.) Concubinage.
Concultated (imp. & p. p.) of Conculcate
Concurrence (n.) The act of concurring; a meeting or coming together; union; conjunction; combination.
Concurrence (n.) A meeting of minds; agreement in opinion; union in design or act; -- implying joint approbation.
Concurrence (n.) Agreement or consent, implying aid or contribution of power or influence; cooperation.
Concurrence (n.) A common right; coincidence of equal powers; as, a concurrence of jurisdiction in two different courts.
Concurrency (n.) Concurrence.
Condemnable () Worthy of condemnation; blamable; culpable.
Condensable (a.) Capable of being condensed; as, vapor is condensable.
Condensated (imp. & p. p.) of Condensate
Condensible (a.) Capable of being condensed; as, a gas condensible to a liquid by cold.
Condignness (n.) Agreeableness to deserts; suitableness.
Condisciple (n.) A schoolfellow; a fellow-student.
Conditioned (imp. & p. p.) of Condition
Conditional (a.) Containing, implying, or depending on, a condition or conditions; not absolute; made or granted on certain terms; as, a conditional promise.
Conditional (a.) Expressing a condition or supposition; as, a conditional word, mode, or tense.
Conditional (n.) A limitation.
Conditional (n.) A conditional word, mode, or proposition.
Conditioned (a.) Surrounded; circumstanced; in a certain state or condition, as of property or health; as, a well conditioned man.
Conditioned (a.) Having, or known under or by, conditions or relations; not independent; not absolute.
Conditionly (adv.) Conditionally.
Conditories (pl. ) of Conditory
Condolatory (a.) Expressing condolence.
Condolement (n.) Condolence.
Condolement (n.) Sorrow; mourning; lamentation.
Condonation (n.) The act of condoning or pardoning.
Condonation (n.) Forgiveness, either express or implied, by a husband of his wife or by a wife of her husband, for a breach of marital duty, as adultery, with an implied condition that the offense shall not be repeated.
Condottieri (pl. ) of Condottiere
Condottiere (n.) A military adventurer of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, who sold his services, and those of his followers, to any party in any contest.
Conductible (a.) Capable of being conducted.
Conductress (n.) A woman who leads or directs; a directress.
Condylomata (pl. ) of Condylome
Cone pulley () A pulley for driving machines, etc., having two or more parts or steps of different diameters; a pulley having a conical shape.
Confabulate (v. i.) To talk familiarly together; to chat; to prattle.
Confederacy (n.) A league or compact between two or more persons, bodies of men, or states, for mutual support or common action; alliance.
Confederacy (n.) The persons, bodies, states, or nations united by a league; a confederation.
Confederacy (n.) A combination of two or more persons to commit an unlawful act, or to do a lawful act by unlawful means. See Conspiracy.
Confederate (a.) United in a league; allied by treaty; engaged in a confederacy; banded together; allied.
Confederate (a.) Of or pertaining to the government of the eleven Southern States of the United States which (1860-1865) attempted to establish an independent nation styled the Confederate States of America; as, the Confederate congress; Confederate money.
Confederate (n.) One who is united with others in a league; a person or a nation engaged in a confederacy; an ally; also, an accomplice in a bad sense.
Confederate (n.) A name designating an adherent to the cause of the States which attempted to withdraw from the Union (1860-1865).
Confederate (v. t.) To unite in a league or confederacy; to ally.
Confederate (v. i.) To unite in a league; to join in a mutual contract or covenant; to band together.
Conferrable (a.) Capable of being conferred.
Confessedly (adv.) By confession; without denial.
Confidently (adv.) With confidence; with strong assurance; positively.
Configurate (v. i.) To take form or position, as the parts of a complex structure; to agree with a pattern.
Configuring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Configure
Confineless (a.) Without limitation or end; boundless.
Confinement (n.) Restraint within limits; imprisonment; any restraint of liberty; seclusion.
Confinement (n.) Restraint within doors by sickness, esp. that caused by childbirth; lying-in.
Confirmable (a.) That may be confirmed.
Confirmance (n.) Confirmation.
Confirmator (n.) One who, or that which, confirms; a confirmer.
Confirmedly (adv.) With confirmation.
Confiscable (a.) Capable of being confiscated; liable to forfeiture.
Confiscated (imp. & p. p.) of Confiscate
Confiscator (n.) One who confiscates.
Conflagrant (a.) Burning together in a common flame.
Conflicting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conflict
Conflicting (a.) Being in conflict or collision, or in opposition; contending; contradictory; incompatible; contrary; opposing.
Conflictive (a.) Tending to conflict; conflicting.
Confluxible (a.) Inc
Conformable (a.) Corresponding in form, character, opinions, etc.; similar; like; consistent; proper or suitable; -- usually followed by to.
Conformable (a.) Disposed to compliance or obedience; ready to follow direstions; submissive; compliant.
Conformable (a.) Parallel, or nearly so; -- said of strata in contact.
Conformably (adv.) With conformity or in conformity; suitably; agreeably.
Conformance (n.) Conformity.
Confounding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Confound
Confronting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Confront
Confutation (n.) The act or process of confuting; refutation.
Confutative (a.) Adapted or designed to confute.
Confutement (n.) Confutation.
Congealable (a.) Capable of being congealed.
Congealment (n.) The act or the process of congealing; congeliation.
Congealment (n.) That which is formed by congelation; a clot.
Congelation (n.) The act or process of passing, or causing to pass, from a fluid to a solid state, as by the abstraction of heat; the act or process of freezing.
Congelation (n.) The state of being congealed.
Congelation (n.) That which is congealed.
Congeneracy (n.) Similarity of origin; affinity.
Congenerous (a.) Allied in origin or cause; congeneric; as, congenerous diseases.
Congenially (adv.) In a congenial manner; as, congenially married or employed.
Conglaciate (v. t. & i.) To turn to ice; to freeze.
Conglobated (imp. & p. p.) of Conglobate
Congo snake () An amphibian (Amphiuma means) of the order Urodela, found in the southern United States. See Amphiuma.
Congregated (imp. & p. p.) of Congregate
Congression (n.) A coming or bringing together, as in a public meeting, in a dispute, in the act of comparing, or in sexual intercourse.
Congressive (a.) Encountering, or coming together.
Congressmen (pl. ) of Congressman
Congressman (n.) A member of the Congress of the United States, esp. of the House of Representatives.
Congruities (pl. ) of Congruity
Congruously (adv.) In a congruous manner.
Conicalness (n.) State or quality of being conical.
Conirostral (a.) Belonging to the Conirostres.
Conirostres (n. pl.) A tribe of perching birds, including those which have a strong conical bill, as the finches.
Conjectural (a.) Dependent on conjecture; fancied; imagined; guessed at; undetermined; doubtful.
Conjectured (imp. & p. p.) of Conjecture
Conjecturer (n.) One who conjectures.
Conjubilant (a.) Shouting together for joy; rejoicing together.
Conjugality (n.) The conjugal state; sexual intercourse.
Conjugating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conjugate
Conjugation (n.) the act of uniting or combining; union; assemblage.
Conjugation (n.) Two things conjoined; a pair; a couple.
Conjugation (n.) The act of conjugating a verb or giving in order its various parts and inflections.
Conjugation (n.) A scheme in which are arranged all the parts of a verb.
Conjugation (n.) A class of verbs conjugated in the same manner.
Conjugation (n.) A kind of sexual union; -- applied to a blending of the contents of two or more cells or individuals in some plants and lower animals, by which new spores or germs are developed.
Conjunction (n.) The act of conjoining, or the state of being conjoined, united, or associated; union; association; league.
Conjunction (n.) The meeting of two or more stars or planets in the same degree of the zodiac; as, the conjunction of the moon with the sun, or of Jupiter and Saturn. See the Note under Aspect, n., 6.
Conjunction (n.) A connective or connecting word; an indeclinable word which serves to join together sentences, clauses of a sentence, or words; as, and, but, if.
Conjunctiva (n.) The mucous membrane which covers the external surface of the ball of the eye and the inner surface of the lids; the conjunctival membrane.
Conjunctive (a.) Serving to unite; connecting together.
Conjunctive (a.) Closely united.
Conjuncture (n.) The act of joining, or state of being joined; union; connection; combination.
Conjuncture (n.) A crisis produced by a combination of circumstances; complication or combination of events or circumstances; plight resulting from various conditions.
Conjuration (n.) The act of calling or summoning by a sacred name, or in solemn manner; the act of binding by an oath; an earnest entreaty; adjuration.
Conjuration (n.) The act or process of invoking supernatural aid by the use of a magical form of words; the practice of magic arts; incantation; enchantment.
Conjuration (n.) A league for a criminal purpose; conspiracy.
Conjurement (n.) Serious injunction; solemn demand or entreaty.
Connascence (n.) Alt. of Connascency
Connascency (n.) The common birth of two or more at the same tome; production of two or more together.
Connascency (n.) That which is born or produced with another.
Connascency (n.) The act of growing together.
Connectedly (adv.) In a connected manner.
Connoisseur (n.) One well versed in any subject; a skillful or knowing person; a critical judge of any art, particulary of one of the fine arts.
Connotation (n.) The act of connoting; a making known or designating something additional; implication of something more than is asserted.
Connotative (a.) Implying something additional; illative.
Connotative (a.) Implying an attribute. See Connote.
Conquadrate (v. t.) To bring into a square.
Conquassate (v. t.) To shake; to agitate.
Conquerable (a.) Capable of being conquered or subdued.
Conscienced (a.) Having a conscience.
Consciously (adv.) In a conscious manner; with knowledge of one's ow
Consecrated (imp. & p. p.) of Consecrate
Consecrater (n.) Consecrator.
Consecrator (n.) One who consecrates; one who performs the rites by which a person or thing is devoted or dedicated to sacred purposes.
Consecution (n.) A following, or sequel; actual or logical dependence.
Consecution (n.) A succession or series of any kind.
Consecutive (a.) Following in a train; succeeding one another in a regular order; successive; uninterrupted in course or succession; with no interval or break; as, fifty consecutive years.
Consecutive (a.) Following as a consequence or result; actually or logically dependent; consequential; succeeding.
Consecutive (a.) Having similarity of sequence; -- said of certain parallel progressions of two parts in a piece of harmony; as, consecutive fifths, or consecutive octaves, which are forbidden.
Consentient (a.) Agreeing in mind; accordant.
Consequence (n.) That which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause; a result.
Consequence (n.) A proposition collected from the agreement of other previous propositions; any conclusion which results from reason or argument; inference.
Consequence (n.) Chain of causes and effects; consecution.
Consequence (n.) Importance with respect to what comes after; power to influence or produce an effect; value; moment; rank; distinction.
Conservable (a.) Capable of being preserved from decay or injury.
Conservancy (n.) Conservation, as from injury, defilement, or irregular use.
Conservator (n.) One who preserves from injury or violation; a protector; a preserver.
Conservator (n.) An officer who has charge of preserving the public peace, as a justice or sheriff.
Conservator (n.) One who has an official charge of preserving the rights and privileges of a city, corporation, community, or estate.
Considering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Consider
Considerate (a.) Given to consideration or to sober reflection; regardful of consequences or circumstances; circumspect; careful; esp. careful of the rights, claims, and feelings of other.
Considerate (a.) Having respect to; regardful.
Consignment (n.) The act of consigning; consignation.
Consignment (n.) The act of consigning or sending property to an agent or correspondent in another place, as for care, sale, etc.
Consignment (n.) That which is consigned; the goods or commodities sent or addressed to a consignee at one time or by one conveyance.
Consignment (n.) The writing by which anything is consigned.
Consilience (n.) Act of concurring; coincidence; concurrence.
Consimility (n.) Common resemblance.
Consistence (n.) Alt. of Consistency
Consistency (n.) The condition of standing or adhering together, or being fixed in union, as the parts of a body; existence; firmness; coherence; solidity.
Consistency (n.) A degree of firmness, density, or spissitude.
Consistency (n.) That which stands together as a united whole; a combination.
Consistency (n.) Firmness of constitution or character; substantiality; durability; persistency.
Consistency (n.) Agreement or harmony of all parts of a complex thing among themselves, or of the same thing with itself at different times; the harmony of conduct with profession; congruity; correspondence; as, the consistency of laws, regulations, or judicial decisions; consistency of opinions; consistency of conduct or of character.
Consociated (imp. & p. p.) of Consociate
Consolation (n.) The act of consoling; the state of being consoled; allevation of misery or distress of mind; refreshment of spirit; comfort; that which consoles or comforts the spirit.
Consolatory (a.) Of a consoling or comforting nature.
Consolatory (n.) That which consoles; a speech or writing intended for consolation.
Consolidant (a.) Serving to unite or consolidate; having the quality of consolidating or making firm.
Consolidate (a.) Formed into a solid mass; made firm; consolidated.
Consolidate (v. t.) To make solid; to unite or press together into a compact mass; to harden or make dense and firm.
Consolidate (v. t.) To unite, as various particulars, into one mass or body; to bring together in close union; to combine; as, to consolidate the armies of the republic.
Consolidate (v. t.) To unite by means of applications, as the parts of a broken bone, or the lips of a wound.
Consolidate (v. i.) To grow firm and hard; to unite and become solid; as, moist clay consolidates by drying.
Consonantal (a.) Of the nature of a consonant; pertaining to consonants.
Consonantly (adv.) In a consonant, consistent, or congruous manner; agreeably.
Consortable (a.) Suitable for association or companionship.
Consortship (n.) The condition of a consort; fellowship; partnership.
Conspecific (a.) Of the same species.
Conspersion (n.) The act of sprinkling.
Conspicuity (n.) The state or quality of being clear or bright; brightness; conspicuousness.
Conspicuous (a.) Open to the view; obvious to the eye; easy to be seen; plainly visible; manifest; attracting the eye.
Conspicuous (a.) Obvious to the mental eye; easily recognized; clearly defined; notable; prominent; eminent; distinguished; as, a conspicuous excellence, or fault.
Conspirator (n.) One who engages in a conspiracy; a plotter.
Conspurcate (v. t.) To pollute; to defile.
Constablery (n.) The constabulary.
Constablery (n.) The district or jurisdiction of a constable.
Constabless (n.) The wife of a constable.
Constellate (v. i. ) To join luster; to shine with united radiance, or one general light.
Constellate (v. t.) To unite in one luster or radiance, as stars.
Constellate (v. t.) To set or adorn with stars or constellations; as, constellated heavens.
Constipated (imp. & p. p.) of Constipate
Constituent (a.) Serving to form, compose, or make up; elemental; component.
Constituent (a.) Having the power of electing or appointing.
Constituent (n.) The person or thing which constitutes, determines, or constructs.
Constituent (n.) That which constitutes or composes, as a part, or an essential part; a component; an element.
Constituent (n.) One for whom another acts; especially, one who is represented by another in a legislative assembly; -- correlative to representative.
Constituent (n.) A person who appoints another to act for him as attorney in fact.
Constituted (imp. & p. p.) of Constitute
Constituter (n.) One who constitutes or appoints.
Constrained (imp. & p. p.) of Constrain
Constrained (a.) Marked by constraint; not free; not voluntary; embarrassed; as, a constrained manner; a constrained tone.
Constrainer (n.) One who constrains.
Constricted (imp. & p. p.) of Constrict
Constricted (a.) Drawn together; bound; contracted; cramped.
Constricted (a.) Contracted or compressed so as to be smaller in certain places or parts than in others.
Constrictor (n.) That which constricts, draws together, or contracts.
Constrictor (n.) A muscle which contracts or closes an orifice, or which compresses an organ; a sphincter.
Constrictor (n.) A serpent that kills its prey by inclosing and crushing it with its folds; as, the boa constrictor.
Constringed (imp. & p. p.) of Constringe
Constructed (imp. & p. p.) of Construct
Constructer (n.) One who, or that which, constructs or frames.
Constructor (n.) A constructer.
Constuprate (v. t.) To ravish; to debauch.
Consumingly (adv.) In a consuming manner.
Consummated (imp. & p. p.) of Consummate
Consumption (n.) The act or process of consuming by use, waste, etc.; decay; destruction.
Consumption (n.) The state or process of being consumed, wasted, or diminished; waste; diminution; loss; decay.
Consumption (n.) A progressive wasting away of the body; esp., that form of wasting, attendant upon pulmonary phthisis and associated with cough, spitting of blood, hectic fever, etc.; pulmonary phthisis; -- called also pulmonary consumption.
Consumptive (a.) Of or pertaining to consumption; having the quality of consuming, or dissipating; destructive; wasting.
Consumptive (a.) Affected with, or inc
Consumptive (n.) One affected with consumption; as, a resort for consumptives.
Contagioned (a.) Affected by contagion.
Containable (a.) Capable of being contained or comprised.
Containment (n.) That which is contained; the extent; the substance.
Contaminate (v. t.) To soil, stain, or corrupt by contact; to tarnish; to sully; to taint; to pollute; to defile.
Contaminate (a.) Contaminated; defiled; polluted; tainted.
Contamitive (a.) Tending or liable to contaminate.
Contemplant (a.) Given to contemplation; meditative.
Contemplate (v. t.) To look at on all sides or in all its bearings; to view or consider with continued attention; to regard with deliberate care; to meditate on; to study.
Contemplate (v. t.) To consider or have in view, as contingent or probable; to look forward to; to purpose; to intend.
Contemplate (v. i.) To consider or think studiously; to ponder; to reflect; to muse; to meditate.
Contendress (n.) A female contestant.
Contenement (n.) That which is held together with another thing; that which is connected with a tenement, or thing holden, as a certain quantity of land adjacent to a dwelling, and necessary to the reputable enjoyment of the dwelling; appurtenance.
Contentious (a.) Fond of contention; given to angry debate; provoking dispute or contention; quarrelsome.
Contentious (a.) Relating to contention or strife; involving or characterized by contention.
Contentious (a.) Contested; litigated; litigious; having power to decide controversy.
Contentless (a.) Discontented; dissatisfied.
Contentment (v. t.) The state of being contented or satisfied; content.
Contentment (v. t.) The act or process of contenting or satisfying; as, the contentment of avarice is impossible.
Contentment (v. t.) Gratification; pleasure; satisfaction.
Conterminal (a.) Conterminous.
Contestable (a.) Capable of being contested; debatable.
Contextural (a.) Pertaining to contexture or arrangement of parts; producing contexture; interwoven.
Contextured (a.) Formed into texture; woven together; arranged; composed.
Continental (a.) Of or pertaining to a continent.
Continental (a.) Of or pertaining to the main land of Europe, in distinction from the adjacent islands, especially England; as, a continental tour; a continental coalition.
Continental (a.) Of or pertaining to the confederated colonies collectively, in the time of the Revolutionary War; as, Continental money.
Continental (n.) A soldier in the Continental army, or a piece of the Continental currency. See Continental, a., 3.
Continently (adv.) In a continent manner; chastely; moderately; temperately.
Contingence (n.) See Contingency.
Contingency (n.) Union or connection; the state of touching or contact.
Contingency (n.) The quality or state of being contingent or casual; the possibility of coming to pass.
Contingency (n.) An event which may or may not occur; that which is possible or probable; a fortuitous event; a chance.
Contingency (n.) An adjunct or accessory.
Contingency (n.) A certain possible event that may or may not happen, by which, when happening, some particular title may be affected.
Continuable (a.) Capable of being continued
Continually (adv.) Without cessation; unceasingly; continuously; as, the current flows continually.
Continually (adv.) In regular or repeated succession; very often.
Continuance (n.) A holding on, or remaining in a particular state; permanence, as of condition, habits, abode, etc.; perseverance; constancy; duration; stay.
Continuance (n.) Uninterrupted succession; continuation; constant renewal; perpetuation; propagation.
Continuance (n.) A holding together; continuity.
Continuance (n.) The adjournment of the proceedings in a cause from one day, or from one stated term of a court, to another.
Continuance (n.) The entry of such adjournment and the grounds thereof on the record.
Continuator (n.) One who, or that which, continues; esp., one who continues a series or a work; a continuer.
Continuedly (adv.) Continuously.
Contorniate (n.) Alt. of Contorniate
Contorniate (n.) A species of medal or medallion of bronze, having a deep furrow on the contour or edge; -- supposed to have been struck in the days of Constantine and his successors.
Contrabasso (n.) The largest kind of bass viol. See Violone.
Contracting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Contract
Contractile (a.) tending to contract; having the power or property of contracting, or of shrinking into shorter or smaller dimensions; as, the contractile tissues.
Contraction (n.) The act or process of contracting, shortening, or shrinking; the state of being contracted; as, contraction of the heart, of the pupil of the eye, or of a tendion; the contraction produced by cold.
Contraction (n.) The process of shortening an operation.
Contraction (n.) The act of incurring or becoming subject to, as liabilities, obligation, debts, etc.; the process of becoming subject to; as, the contraction of a disease.
Contraction (n.) Something contracted or abbreviated, as a word or phrase; -- as, plenipo for plenipotentiary; crim. con. for criminal conversation, etc.
Contraction (n.) The shortening of a word, or of two words, by the omission of a letter or letters, or by reducing two or more vowels or syllables to one; as, ne'er for never; can't for can not; don't for do not; it's for it is.
Contraction (n.) A marriage contract.
Contractive (a.) Tending to contract; having the property or power or power of contracting.
Contracture (n.) A state of permanent rigidity or contraction of the muscles, generally of the flexor muscles.
Contradance (n.) A dance in which the partners are arranged face to face, or in opposite
Contrariant (a.) Contrary; opposed; antagonistic; inconsistent; contradictory.
Contrariety (n.) The state or quality of being contrary; opposition; repugnance; disagreement; antagonism.
Contrariety (n.) Something which is contrary to, or inconsistent with, something else; an inconsistency.
Contrarious (a.) Showing contrariety; repugnant; perverse.
Contrasting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Contrast
Contratenor (n.) Counter tenor; contralto.
Contravened (imp. & p. p.) of Contravene
Contravener (n.) One who contravenes.
Contrayerva (n.) A species of Dorstenia (D. Contrayerva), a South American plant, the aromatic root of which is sometimes used in medicine as a gentle stimulant and tonic.
Contretemps (n.) An unexpected and untoward accident; something inopportune or embarrassing; a hitch.
Contributed (imp. & p. p.) of Contribute
Contributer (n.) One who, or that which, contributes; specifically, one who writes articles for a newspaper or magazine.
Contristate (v. t. & i.) To make sorrowful.
Contrivance (n.) The act or faculty of contriving, inventing, devising, or planning.
Contrivance (n.) The thing contrived, invented, or planned; disposition of parts or causes by design; a scheme; plan; atrifice; arrangement.
Controlling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Control
Controlment (n.) The power or act of controlling; the state of being restrained; control; restraint; regulation; superintendence.
Controlment (n.) Opposition; resistance; hostility.
Controverse (n.) Controversy.
Controverse (v. t.) To dispute; to controvert.
Controversy (n.) Contention; dispute; debate; discussion; agitation of contrary opinions.
Controversy (n.) Quarrel; strife; cause of variance; difference.
Controversy (n.) A suit in law or equity; a question of right.
Contubernal (a.) Alt. of Contubernial
Contumacies (pl. ) of Contumacy
Convalesced (imp. & p. p.) of Convalesce
Convalesced (a.) Convalescent.
Convallaria (n.) The lily of the valley.
Convallarin (n.) A white, crystal
Convenience (n.) Alt. of Conveniency
Conveniency (n.) The state or quality of being convenient; fitness or suitableness, as of place, time, etc.; propriety.
Conveniency (n.) Freedom from discomfort, difficulty, or trouble; commodiousness; ease; accommodation.
Conveniency (n.) That which is convenient; that which promotes comfort or advantage; that which is suited to one's wants; an accommodation.
Conveniency (n.) A convenient or fit time; opportunity; as, to do something at one's convenience.
Conventical (a.) Of or from, or pertaining to, a convent.
Conventicle (n.) A small assembly or gathering; esp., a secret assembly.
Conventicle (n.) An assembly for religious worship; esp., such an assembly held privately, as in times of persecution, by Nonconformists or Dissenters in England, or by Covenanters in Scotland; -- often used opprobriously, as if those assembled were heretics or schismatics.
Convergence (n.) Alt. of Convergency
Convergency (n.) The condition or quality of converging; tendency to one point.
Conversable (a.) Qualified for conversation; disposed to converse; sociable; free in discourse.
Conversably (adv.) In a conversable manner.
Conversance (n.) The state or quality of being conversant; habit of familiarity; familiar acquaintance; intimacy.
Conversancy (n.) Conversance
Conversible (a.) Capable of being converted or reversed.
Convertible (a.) Capable of being converted; susceptible of change; transmutable; transformable.
Convertible (a.) Capable of being exchanged or interchanged; reciprocal; interchangeable.
Convertibly (adv.) In a convertible manner.
Convexities (pl. ) of Convexity
Conveyancer (n.) One whose business is to draw up conveyances of property, as deeds, mortgages, leases, etc.
Convicinity (n.) Immediate vicinity; neighborhood.
Convincible (a.) Capable of being convinced or won over.
Convincible (a.) Capable of being confuted and disproved by argument; refutable.
Convivially (adv.) In a convivial manner.
Convocating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Convocate
Convocation (n.) The act of calling or assembling by summons.
Convocation (n.) An assembly or meeting.
Convocation (n.) An assembly of the clergy, by their representatives, to consult on ecclesiastical affairs.
Convocation (n.) An academical assembly, in which the business of the university is transacted.
Convolution (n.) The act of rolling anything upon itself, or one thing upon another; a winding motion.
Convolution (n.) The state of being rolled upon itself, or rolled or doubled together; a tortuous or sinuous winding or fold, as of something rolled or folded upon itself.
Convolution (n.) An irregular, tortuous folding of an organ or part; as, the convolutions of the intestines; the cerebral convolutions. See Brain.
Convolvulin (n.) A glucoside occurring in jalap (the root of a convolvulaceous plant), and extracted as a colorless, tasteless, gummy mass of powerful purgative properties.
Convolvulus (n.) A large genus of plants having monopetalous flowers, including the common bindweed (C. arwensis), and formerly the morning-glory, but this is now transferred to the genus Ipomaea.
Cool-headed (a.) Having a temper not easily excited; free from passion.
Cooperating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cooperate
Cooperation (n.) The act of cooperating, or of operating together to one end; joint operation; concurrent effort or labor.
Cooperation (n.) The association of a number of persons for their benefit.
Cooperative (a.) Operating jointly to the same end.
Coordinance (n.) Joint ordinance.
Coordinated (imp. & p. p.) of Coordinate
Coparcenary (n.) Partnership in inheritance; joint heirship; joint right of succession to an inheritance.
Cope-chisel (n.) A narrow chisel adapted for cutting a groove.
Copiousness (n.) The state or quality of being copious; abudance; plenty; also, diffuseness in style.
Copper-nose (n.) A red nose.
Copperplate (n.) A plate of polished copper on which a design or writing is engraved.
Copperplate (n.) An impression on paper taken from such a plate.
Coppersmith (n.) One whose occupation is to manufacture copper utensils; a worker in copper.
Copple dust () Cupel dust.
Copplestone (n.) A cobblestone.
Coprophagan (n.) A kind of beetle which feeds upon dung.
Coralliform (a.) resembling coral in form.
Coralligena (n. pl.) Same as Anthozoa.
Corallinite (n.) A fossil coral
Coralloidal (a.) resembling coral; coralloid.
Cordialness (n.) Cordiality.
Co-relation (n.) Corresponding relation.
Corivalship (n.) Joint rivalry.
Cork fossil () A variety of amianthus which is very light, like cork.
Corking pin () A pin of a large size, formerly used attaching a woman's headdress to a cork mold.
Cormophytes (n. pl.) Alt. of Cormophyta
Corniferous (a.) Of or pertaining to the lowest period of the Devonian age. (See the Diagram, under Geology.) The Corniferous period has been so called from the numerous seams of hornstone which characterize the later part of the period, as developed in the State of New York.
Cornigerous (a.) Horned; having horns; as, cornigerous animals.
Cornsheller (n.) A machine that separates the kernels of corn from the cob.
Cornucopias (pl. ) of Cornucopia
Corollaries (pl. ) of Corollary
Corporality (n.) The state of being or having a body; bodily existence; corporeality; -- opposed to spirituality.
Corporality (n.) A confraternity; a guild.
Corporately (adv.) In a corporate capacity; acting as a corporate body.
Corporately (adv.) In, or as regarda, the body.
Corporation (n.) A body politic or corporate, formed and authorized by law to act as a single person, and endowed by law with the capacity of succession; a society having the capacity of transacting business as an individual.
Corporature (n.) The state of being embodied; bodily existence.
Corporeally (adv.) In the body; in a bodily form or manner.
Corpulently (adv.) In a corpulent manner.
Corpuscular (a.) Pertaining to, or composed of, corpuscles, or small particles.
Correctible (a.) Alt. of Correctable
Correctable (a.) Capable of being corrected.
Correctness (n.) The state or quality of being correct; as, the correctness of opinions or of manners; correctness of taste; correctness in writing or speaking; the correctness of a text or copy.
Correctress (n.) A woman who corrects.
Correlating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Correlate
Correlation (n.) Reciprocal relation; corresponding similarity or parallelism of relation or law; capacity of being converted into, or of giving place to, one another, under certain conditions; as, the correlation of forces, or of zymotic diseases.
Correlative (a.) Having or indicating a reciprocal relation.
Correlative (n.) One who, or that which, stands in a reciprocal relation, or is correlated, to some other person or thing.
Correlative (n.) The antecedent of a pronoun.
Corrigendum (n.) A fault or error to be corrected.
Corrivation (n.) The flowing of different streams into one.
Corroborant (a.) Strengthening; supporting; corroborating.
Corroborant (n.) Anything which gives strength or support; a tonic.
Corroborate (v. t.) To make strong, or to give additional strength to; to strengthen.
Corroborate (v. t.) To make more certain; to confirm; to establish.
Corroborate (a.) Corroborated.
Corrugating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Corrugate
Corrugation (n.) The act corrugating; contraction into wrinkles or alternate ridges and grooves.
Corrumpable (a.) Corruptible.
Corruptible (a.) Capable of being made corrupt; subject to decay.
Corruptible (a.) Capable of being corrupted, or morally vitiated; susceptible of depravation.
Corruptible (n.) That which may decay and perish; the human body.
Corruptless (a.) Not susceptible of corruption or decay; incorruptible.
Corruptness (n.) The quality of being corrupt.
Corruptress (n.) A woman who corrupts.
Corticiform (a.) Resembling, or having the form of, bark or rind.
Coruscation (n.) A sudden flash or play of light.
Coruscation (n.) A flash of intellectual brilliancy.
Corymbosely (adv.) In corymbs.
Corypheuses (pl. ) of Corypheus
Coryphodont (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the genus Coryphodon.
Cosignitary (a.) Signing some important public document with another or with others; as, a treaty violated by one of the cosignitary powers.
Cosignitary (n.) One who signs a treaty or public document along with others or another; as, the cosignitaries of the treaty of Berlin.
Cosmogonist (n.) One who treats of the origin of the universe; one versed in cosmogony.
Cosmogonies (pl. ) of Cosmogony
Cosmography (n.) A description of the world or of the universe; or the science which teaches the constitution of the whole system of worlds, or the figure, disposition, and relation of all its parts.
Cosmologist (n.) One who describes the universe; one skilled in cosmology.
Cosmopolite (n.) One who has no fixed residence, or who is at home in every place; a citizen of the world.
Cosmopolite (a.) Having no fixed residence; at home in any place; free from local attachments or prejudices; not provincial; liberal.
Cosmopolite (a.) Common everywhere; widely spread; found in all parts of the world.
Cosmopolite (a. & n.) See Cosmopolitan.
Cosmosphere (n.) An apparatus for showing the position of the earth, at any given time, with respect to the fixed stars. It consist of a hollow glass globe, on which are depicted the stars and constellations, and within which is a terrestrial globe.
Cosmotheism (n.) Same as Pantheism.
Cosmothetic (a.) Assuming or positing the actual existence or reality of the physical or external world.
Cosovereign (n.) A joint sovereign.
Costiferous (a.) Rib-bearing, as the dorsal vertebrae.
Costiveness (n.) An unnatural retention of the fecal matter of the bowels; constipation.
Costiveness (n.) Inability to express one's self; stiffness.
Co-sufferer (n.) One who suffers with another.
Cotemporary (a.) Living or being at the same time; contemporary.
Cotemporary (n.) One who lives at the same time with another; a contemporary.
Coterminous (a.) Bordering; conterminous; -- followed by with.
Cothurnated (a.) Wearing a cothurn.
Cothurnated (a.) Relating to tragedy; solemn; grave.
Cotqueanity (n.) The condition, character, or conduct of a cotquean.
Cotyledonal (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a cotyledon.
Couch grass () See Quitch grass.
Counselling () of Counsel
Counselable (a.) Willing to receive counsel or follow advice.
Counselable (a.) Suitable to be advised; advisable, wise.
Countenance (v. t.) To encourage; to favor; to approve; to aid; to abet.
Countenance (v. t.) To make a show of; to pretend.
Counterbore (n.) A flat-bottomed cylindrical enlargement of the mouth of a hole, usually of slight depth, as for receiving a cylindrical screw head.
Counterbore (n.) A kind of pin drill with the cutting edge or edges normal to the axis; -- used for enlarging a hole, or for forming a flat-bottomed recess at its mouth.
Counterbore (v. t.) To form a counterbore in, by boring, turning, or drilling; to enlarge, as a hole, by means of a counterbore.
Counterbuff (v. t.) To strike or drive back or in an opposite direction; to stop by a blow or impulse in front.
Counterbuff (n.) A blow in an opposite direction; a stroke that stops motion or cause a recoil.
Countercast (n.) A trick; a delusive contrivance.
Counterdrew (imp.) of Counterdraw
Counterdraw (v. t.) To copy, as a design or painting, by tracing with a pencil on oiled paper, or other transparent substance.
Counterfeit (adv.) Representing by imitation or likeness; having a resemblance to something else; portrayed.
Counterfeit (adv.) Fabricated in imitation of something else, with a view to defraud by passing the false copy for genuine or original; as, counterfeit antiques; counterfeit coin.
Counterfeit (adv.) Assuming the appearance of something; false; spurious; deceitful; hypocritical; as, a counterfeit philanthropist.
Counterfeit (n.) That which resembles or is like another thing; a likeness; a portrait; a counterpart.
Counterfeit (n.) That which is made in imitation of something, with a view to deceive by passing the false for the true; as, the bank note was a counterfeit.
Counterfeit (n.) One who pretends to be what he is not; one who personates another; an impostor; a cheat.
Counterfeit (v. t.) To imitate, or put on a semblance of; to mimic; as, to counterfeit the voice of another person.
Counterfeit (v. t.) To imitate with a view to deceiving, by passing the copy for that which is original or genuine; to forge; as, to counterfeit the signature of another, coins, notes, etc.
Counterfeit (v. i.) To carry on a deception; to dissemble; to feign; to pretend.
Counterfeit (v. i.) To make counterfeits.
Counterfoil (n.) That part of a tally, formerly in the exchequer, which was kept by an officer in that court, the other, called the stock, being delivered to the person who had lent the king money on the account; -- called also counterstock.
Counterfoil (n.) The part of a writing (as the stub of a bank check) in which are noted the main particulars contained in the corresponding part, which has been issued.
Counterfort (n.) A kind of buttress of masonry to strengthen a revetment wall.
Counterfort (n.) A spur or projection of a mountain.
Countergage (n.) An adjustable gage, with double points for transferring measurements from one timber to another, as the breadth of a mortise to the place where the tenon is to be made.
Countermand (v. t.) To revoke (a former command); to cancel or rescind by giving an order contrary to one previously given; as, to countermand an order for goods.
Countermand (v. t.) To prohibit; to forbid.
Countermand (v. t.) To oppose; to revoke the command of.
Countermand (n.) A contrary order; revocation of a former order or command.
Countermark (n.) A mark or token added to those already existing, in order to afford security or proof; as, an additional or special mark put upon a package of goods belonging to several persons, that it may not be opened except in the presence of all; a mark added to that of an artificer of gold or silver work by the Goldsmiths' Company of London, to attest the standard quality of the gold or silver; a mark added to an ancient coin or medal, to show either its change of value or that it was t
Countermark (n.) An artificial cavity made in the teeth of horses that have outgrown their natural mark, to disguise their age.
Countermark (v. t.) To apply a countermark to; as, to countermark silverware; to countermark a horse's teeth.
Countermine (n.) An underground gallery excavated to intercept and destroy the mining of an enemy.
Countermine (n.) A stratagem or plot by which another sratagem or project is defeated.
Countermine (v. t.) To oppose by means of a countermine; to intercept with a countermine.
Countermine (v. t.) To frustrate or counteract by secret measures.
Countermine (v. i.) To make a countermine or counterplot; to plot secretly.
Countermove (v. t. & i.) To move in a contrary direction to.
Countermove () Alt. of Countermovement
Countermure (n.) A wall raised behind another, to supply its place when breached or destroyed. [R.] Cf. Contramure.
Countermure (v. t.) To fortify with a wall behind another wall.
Counterpane (n.) A coverlet for a bed, -- originally stitched or woven in squares or figures.
Counterpane (n.) A duplicate part or copy of an indenture, deed, etc., corresponding with the original; -- now called counterpart.
Counterpart (n.) A part corresponding to another part; anything which answers, or corresponds, to another; a copy; a duplicate; a facsimile.
Counterpart (n.) One of two corresponding copies of an instrument; a duplicate.
Counterpart (n.) A person who closely resembles another.
Counterpart (n.) A thing may be applied to another thing so as to fit perfectly, as a seal to its impression; hence, a thing which is adapted to another thing, or which supplements it; that which serves to complete or complement anything; hence, a person or thing having qualities lacking in another; an opposite.
Counterplot (v. t.) To oppose, as another plot, by plotting; to attempt to frustrate, as a stratagem, by stratagem.
Counterplot (n.) A plot or artifice opposed to another.
Counterpole (n.) The exact opposite.
Counterseal (v. t.) To seal or ratify with another or others.
Countersign (v. t.) To sign on the opposite side of (an instrument or writing); hence, to sign in addition to the signature of a principal or superior, in order to attest the authenticity of a writing.
Countersign (a.) The signature of a secretary or other officer to a writing signed by a principal or superior, to attest its authenticity.
Countersign (a.) A private signal, word, or phrase, which must be given in order to pass a sentry; a watchword.
Countersunk (imp. & p. p.) of Countersink
Countersink (v. t.) To chamfer or form a depression around the top of (a hole in wood, metal, etc.) for the reception of the head of a screw or bolt below the surface, either wholly or in part; as, to countersink a hole for a screw.
Countersink (v. t.) To cause to sink even with or below the surface; as, to countersink a screw or bolt into woodwork.
Countersink (n.) An enlargement of the upper part of a hole, forming a cavity or depression for receiving the head of a screw or bolt.
Countersink (n.) A drill or cutting tool for countersinking holes.
Counterstep (n.) A contrary method of procedure; opposite course of action.
Countersunk (p. p. & a.) Chamfered at the top; -- said of a hole.
Countersunk (p. p. & a.) Sunk into a chamfer; as, a countersunk bolt.
Countersunk (p. p. & a.) Beveled on the lower side, so as to fit a chamfered countersink; as, a countersunk nailhead.
Countersway (n.) A swaying in a contrary direction; an opposing influence.
Counterterm (n.) A term or word which is the opposite of, or antithesis to, another; an antonym; -- the opposite of synonym; as, "foe" is the counterterm of "friend".
Countertime (n.) The resistance of a horse, that interrupts his cadence and the measure of his manege, occasioned by a bad horseman, or the bad temper of the horse.
Countertime (n.) Resistance; opposition.
Counterturn (n.) The critical moment in a play, when, contrary to expectation, the action is embroiled in new difficulties.
Countervail (v. t.) To act against with equal force, power, or effect; to thwart or overcome by such action; to furnish an equivalent to or for; to counterbalance; to compensate.
Countervail (n.) Power or value sufficient to obviate any effect; equal weight, strength, or value; equivalent; compensation; requital.
Counterview (n.) An opposite or opposing view; opposition; a posture in which two persons front each other.
Counterview (n.) A position in which two dissimilar things illustrate each other by opposition; contrast.
Countervote (v. t.) To vote in opposition to; to balance or overcome by voting; to outvote.
Counterwait (v. t.) To wait or watch for; to be on guard against.
Counterwork (v. t.) To work in opposition to; to counteract.
Countrified (p. a.) Having the appearance and manners of a rustic; rude.
Countryside (n.) A particular rural district; a country neighborhood.
Count-wheel (n.) The wheel in a clock which regulates the number of strokes.
Coupe-gorge (n.) Any position giving the enemy such advantage that the troops occupying it must either surrender or be cut to pieces.
Court-baron (n.) An inferior court of civil jurisdiction, attached to a manor, and held by the steward; a baron's court; -- now fallen into disuse.
Court-craft (n.) The artifices, intrigues, and plottings, at courts.
Courteously (adv.) In a courteous manner.
Courtesying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Courtesy
Courtehouse (n.) A house in which established courts are held, or a house appropriated to courts and public meetings.
Courtehouse (n.) A county town; -- so called in Virginia and some others of the Southern States.
Covenanting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Covenant
Covenanting (a.) Belonging to a covenant. Specifically, belonging to the Scotch Covenanters.
Cover-point (n.) The fielder in the games of cricket and lacrosse who supports "point."
Cover-shame (n.) Something used to conceal infamy.
Cowleeching (n.) Healing the distemper of cows.
Cow parsley () An umbelliferous plant of the genus Chaerophyllum (C. temulum and C. sylvestre).
Cow parsnip () A coarse umbelliferous weed of the genus Heracleum (H. sphondylium in England, and H. lanatum in America).
Coxcombical (a.) Befitting or indicating a coxcomb; like a coxcomb; foppish; conceited.
Docibleness (n.) Aptness for being taught; teachableness; docility.
Doctrinable (a.) Of the nature of, or constituting, doctrine.
Doctrinaire (n.) One who would apply to political or other practical concerns the abstract doctrines or the theories of his own philosophical system; a propounder of a new set of opinions; a dogmatic theorist. Used also adjectively; as, doctrinaire notions.
Doctrinally (adv.) In a doctrinal manner or for; by way of teaching or positive direction.
Documentary (a.) Pertaining to written evidence; contained or certified in writing.
Dodecagynia (n. pl.) A Linnaean order of plants having twelve styles.
Dodecandria (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of plants including all that have any number of stamens between twelve and nineteen.
Dodecastyle (a.) Having twelve columns in front.
Dodecastyle (n.) A dodecastyle portico, or building.
Dog fancier () One who has an unusual fancy for, or interest in, dogs; also, one who deals in dogs.
Dog-hearted (a.) Inhuman; cruel.
Dogmatician (n.) A dogmatist.
Dogmatizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dogmatize
Dolabriform (a.) Shaped like the head of an ax or hatchet, as some leaves, and also certain organs of some shellfish.
Dolorifical (a.) Causing pain or grief.
Domableness (n.) Tamableness.
Domesticant (a.) Forming part of the same family.
Domesticate (a.) To make domestic; to habituate to home life; as, to domesticate one's self.
Domesticate (a.) To cause to be, as it were, of one's family or country; as, to domesticate a foreign custom or word.
Domesticate (a.) To tame or reclaim from a wild state; as, to domesticate wild animals; to domesticate a plant.
Domesticity (n.) The state of being domestic; domestic character; household life.
Domicillary (a.) Of or pertaining to a domicile, or the residence of a person or family.
Domiciliate (v. t.) To establish in a permanent residence; to domicile.
Domiciliate (v. t.) To domesticate.
Domiculture (n.) The art of house-keeping, cookery, etc.
Domineering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Domineer
Domineering (a.) Ruling arrogantly; overbearing.
Dormitories (pl. ) of Dormitory
Dorsiferous () Bearing, or producing, on the back; -- applied to ferns which produce seeds on the back of the leaf, and to certain Batrachia, the ova of which become attached to the skin of the back of the parent, where they develop; dorsiparous.
Dorsiparous (a.) Same as Dorsiferous.
Dotting pen () See under Pun.
Douay Bible () A translation of the Scriptures into the English language for the use of English-speaking Roman Catholics; -- done from the Latin Vulgate by English scholars resident in France. The New Testament portion was published at Rheims, A. D. 1582, the Old Testament at Douai, A. D. 1609-10. Various revised editions have since been published.
Double-bank (v. t.) To row by rowers sitting side by side in twos on a bank or thwart.
Double-dyed (a.) Dyed twice; thoroughly or intensely colored; hence; firmly fixed in opinions or habits; as, a double-dyed villain.
Double-eyed (a.) Having a deceitful look.
Double-hung (a.) Having both sashes hung with weights and cords; -- said of a window.
Double-lock (v. t.) To lock with two bolts; to fasten with double security.
Doubtlessly (adv.) Unquestionably.
Dough-baked (a.) Imperfectly baked; hence, not brought to perfection; unfinished; also, of weak or dull understanding.
Dough-faced (a.) Easily molded; pliable.
Doughtiness (n.) The quality of being doughty; valor; bravery.
Douroucouli (n.) See Durukuli.
Dove's-foot (n.) A small annual species of Geranium, native in England; -- so called from the shape of the leaf.
Dove's-foot (n.) The columbine.
Dovetailing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dovetail
Downfalling (a.) Falling down.
Downhearted (a.) Dejected; low-spirited.
Downsitting (n.) The act of sitting down; repose; a resting.
Downtrodden (a.) Trodden down; trampled down; abused by superior power.
Doxological (a.) Pertaining to doxology; giving praise to God.
Doxologized (imp. & p. p.) of Doxologize
Focillation (n.) Comfort; support.
Folliculous (a.) Having or producing follicles.
Fomentation (n.) The act of fomenting; the application of warm, soft, medicinal substances, as for the purpose of easing pain, by relaxing the skin, or of discussing tumors.
Fomentation (n.) The lotion applied to a diseased part.
Fomentation (n.) Excitation; instigation; encouragement.
Foolhardily (adv.) In a foolhardy manner.
Foolhardise (n.) Foolhardiness.
Foolishness (n.) The quality of being foolish.
Foolishness (n.) A foolish practice; an absurdity.
Footbreadth (n.) The breadth of a foot; -- used as a measure.
Foot Guards (pl.) Infantry soldiers belonging to select regiments called the Guards.
Footmanship (n.) Art or skill of a footman.
Foraminated (a.) Having small opening, or foramina.
Foraminifer (n.) One of the foraminifera.
Forbearance (n.) The act of forbearing or waiting; the exercise of patience.
Forbearance (n.) The quality of being forbearing; indulgence toward offenders or enemies; long-suffering.
Forbiddance (n.) The act of forbidding; prohibition; command or edict against a thing.
Forbiddenly (adv.) In a forbidden or unlawful manner.
Forcipation (n.) Torture by pinching with forceps or pinchers.
Forealleged (imp. & p. p.) of Foreallege
Foreappoint (v. t.) To set, order, or appoint, beforehand.
Foreclosing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Foreclose
Foreclosure (n.) The act or process of foreclosing; a proceeding which bars or extinguishes a mortgager's right of redeeming a mortgaged estate.
Foredispose (v. t.) To bestow beforehand.
Foreholding (n.) Ominous foreboding; superstitious prognostication.
Foreignness (n.) The quality of being foreign; remoteness; want of relation or appropriateness.
Foreknowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Foreknow
Forerecited (a.) Named or recited before.
Foreshorten (v. t.) To represent on a plane surface, as if extended in a direction toward the spectator or nearly so; to shorten by drawing in perspective.
Foreshorten (v. t.) Fig.: To represent pictorially to the imagination.
Foresighted (a.) Sagacious; prudent; provident for the future.
Foresignify (v. t.) To signify beforehand; to foreshow; to typify.
Forespurrer (n.) One who rides before; a harbinger.
Forestalled (imp. & p. p.) of Forestall
Forestaller (n.) One who forestalls; esp., one who forestalls the market.
Foretelling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Foretell
Forethought (a.) Thought of, or planned, beforehand; aforethought; prepense; hence, deliberate.
Forethought (n.) A thinking or planning beforehand; prescience; premeditation; forecast; provident care.
Foretokened (imp. & p. p.) of Foretoken
Forevouched (a.) Formerly vouched or avowed; affirmed in advance.
Forewarning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forewarn
Forgetfully (adv.) In a forgetful manner.
Forgettable (a.) Liable to be, or that may be, forgotten.
Forgiveness (n.) The act of forgiving; the state of being forgiven; as, the forgiveness of sin or of injuries.
Forgiveness (n.) Disposition to pardon; willingness to forgive.
Fork-tailed (a.) Having the outer tail feathers longer than the median ones; swallow-tailed; -- said of many birds.
Forlornness (n.) State of being forlorn.
Formalities (pl. ) of Formality
Formalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Formalize
Formicaroid (a.) Like or pertaining to the family Formicaridae or ant thrushes.
Formication (n.) A sensation resembling that made by the creeping of ants on the skin.
Formidolose (a.) Very much afraid.
Formularize (v. t.) To reduce to a forula; to formulate.
Formularies (pl. ) of Formulary
Formulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Formulate
Formulation (n.) The act, process, or result of formulating or reducing to a formula.
Formulizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Formulize
Fornication (n.) Unlawful sexual intercourse on the part of an unmarried person; the act of such illicit sexual intercourse between a man and a woman as does not by law amount to adultery.
Fornication (n.) Adultery.
Fornication (n.) Incest.
Fornication (n.) Idolatry.
Forstraught (p. p. & a.) Distracted.
Forswearing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forswear
Forthcoming (a.) Ready or about to appear; making appearance.
Forthputing (a.) Bold; forward; aggressive.
Fortifiable (a.) Capable of being fortified.
Fortnightly (a.) Occurring or appearing once in a fortnight; as, a fortnightly meeting of a club; a fortnightly magazine, or other publication.
Fortnightly (adv.) Once in a fortnight; at intervals of a fortnight.
Fortunately (adv.) In a fortunate manner; luckily; successfully; happily.
Fortuneless (a.) Luckless; also, destitute of a fortune or portion.
Forwardness (n.) The quality of being forward; cheerful readiness; promtness; as, the forwardness of Christians in propagating the gospel.
Forwardness (n.) An advanced stage of progress or of preparation; advancement; as, his measures were in great forwardness.
Forwardness (n.) Eagerness; ardor; as, it is difficult to restrain the forwardness of youth.
Forwardness (n.) Boldness; confidence; assurance; want of due reserve or modesty.
Forwardness (n.) A state of advance beyond the usual degree; prematureness; precocity; as, the forwardnessof spring or of corn; the forwardness of a pupil.
Fossilizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fossilize
Foul-spoken (a.) Using profane, scurrilous, slanderous, or obscene language.
Fourdrinier (n.) A machine used in making paper; -- so named from an early inventor of improvements in this class of machinery.
Four-poster (n.) A large bedstead with tall posts at the corners to support curtains.
Fox-hunting (a.) Pertaining to or engaged in the hunting of foxes; fond of hunting foxes.
Goddaughter (n.) A female for whom one becomes sponsor at baptism.
God-fearing (a.) Having a reverential and loving feeling towards God; religious.
Goggle-eyed (a.) Having prominent and distorted or rolling eyes.
Gold-beaten (a.) Gilded.
Gold-hammer (n.) The yellow-hammer.
Gonfalonier (n.) He who bears the gonfalon; a standard bearer
Gonfalonier (n.) An officer at Rome who bears the standard of the Church.
Gonfalonier (n.) The chief magistrate of any one of several republics in mediaeveal Italy.
Gonfalonier (n.) A Turkish general, and standard keeper.
Goniometric (a.) Alt. of Goniometrical
Gonoblastid (n.) A reproductive bud of a hydroid; a simple gonophore.
Gonochorism (n.) Separation of the sexes in different individuals; -- opposed to hermaphroditism.
Gonochorism (n.) In ontogony, differentiation of male and female individuals from embryos having the same rudimentary sexual organs.
Gonochorism (n.) In phylogeny, the evolution of distinct sexes in species previously hermaphrodite or sexless.
Gonorrhoeal (a.) Of or pertaining to gonorrhea; as, gonorrheal rheumatism.
Goody-goody (a.) Mawkishly or weakly good; exhibiting goodness with sil
Goosewinged (a.) Having a "goosewing."
Goosewinged (a.) Said of a fore-and-aft rigged vessel with foresail set on one side and mainsail on the other; wing and wing.
Gopher wood () A species of wood used in the construction of Noah's ark.
Gor-bellied (a.) Bog-bellied.
Gorgoniacea (n. pl.) One of the principal divisions of Alcyonaria, including those forms which have a firm and usually branched axis, covered with a porous crust, or c/nenchyma, in which the polyp cells are situated.
Gormandized (imp. & p. p.) of Gormandize
Gormandizer (n.) A greedy, voracious eater; a gormand; a glutton.
Gospelizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gospelize
Gothicizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gothicize
Hobbledehoy (n.) Alt. of Hobbletehoy
Hobbletehoy (n.) A youth between boy and man; an awkward, gawky young fellow .
Hogger-pump (n.) The for pump in the pit.
Hoity-toity (a.) Thoughtless; giddy; flighty; also, haughty; patronizing; as, to be in hoity-toity spirits, or to assume hoity-toity airs; used also as an exclamation, denoting surprise or disapprobation, with some degree of contempt.
Holaspidean (a.) Having a single series of large scutes on the posterior side of the tarsus; -- said of certain birds.
Holoblastic (a.) Undergoing complete segmentation; composed entirely of germinal matter, the whole of the yolk undergoing fission; -- opposed to meroblastic.
Holocephali (n. pl.) An order of elasmobranch fishes, including, among living species, only the chimaeras; -- called also Holocephala. See Chimaera; also Illustration in Appendix.
Holocryptic (a.) Wholly or completely concealing; incapable of being deciphered.
Holographic (a.) Of the nature of a holograph; pertaining to holographs.
Holostomata (n. pl.) An artificial division of gastropods, including those that have an entire aperture.
Holostomate (a.) Same as Holostomatous.
Holothurian (a.) Belonging to the Holothurioidea.
Holothurian (n.) One of the Holothurioidea.
Homatropine (n.) An alkaloid, prepared from atropine, and from other sources. It is chemically related to atropine, and is used for the same purpose.
Home-coming (n.) Return home.
Home-driven (a.) Driven to the end, as a nail; driven close.
Homeopathic (a.) Of or pertaining to homeopathy; according to the principles of homeopathy.
Homesteader (n.) One who has entered upon a portion of the public land with the purpose of acquiring ownership of it under provisions of the homestead law, so called; one who has acquired a homestead in this manner.
Homiletical (a.) Of or pertaining to familiar intercourse; social; affable; conversable; companionable.
Homiletical (a.) Of or pertaining to homiletics; hortatory.
Homocentric (a.) Having the same center.
Homodromous (a.) Running in the same direction; -- said of stems twining round a support, or of the spiral succession of leaves on stems and their branches.
Homodromous (a.) Moving in the same direction; -- said of a lever or pulley in which the resistance and the actuating force are both on the same side of the fulcrum or axis.
Homodynamic (a.) Homodynamous.
Homoeomeria (n.) The state or quality of being homogeneous in elements or first principles; likeness or identity of parts.
Homoeomeric (a.) Alt. of Homoeomerical
Homoeopathy (n.) Same as Homeopathic, Homeopathist, Homeopathy.
Homogeneity (n.) Same as Homogeneousness.
Homogeneous (a.) Of the same kind of nature; consisting of similar parts, or of elements of the like nature; -- opposed to heterogeneous; as, homogeneous particles, elements, or principles; homogeneous bodies.
Homogeneous (a.) Possessing the same number of factors of a given kind; as, a homogeneous polynomial.
Homogenesis (n.) That method of reproduction in which the successive generations are alike, the offspring, either animal or plant, running through the same cycle of existence as the parent; gamogenesis; -- opposed to heterogenesis.
Homogenetic (a.) Homogenous; -- applied to that class of homologies which arise from similarity of structure, and which are taken as evidences of common ancestry.
Homographic (a.) Employing a single and separate character to represent each sound; -- said of certain methods of spelling words.
Homographic (a.) Possessing the property of homography.
Homoiousian (n.) One of the semi-Arians of the 4th century, who held that the Son was of like, but not the same, essence or substance with the Father; -- opposed to homoousian.
Homoiousian (a.) Of or pertaining to Homoiousians, or their belief.
Homologated (imp. & p. p.) of Homologate
Homological (a.) Pertaining to homology; having a structural affinity proceeding from, or base upon, that kind of relation termed homology.
Homologinic (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, homology; as, homologinic qualities, or differences.
Homomallous (a.) Uniformly bending or curving to one side; -- said of leaves which grow on several sides of a stem.
Homomorphic (a.) Alt. of Homomorphous
Homophonous (a.) Originally, sounding alike; of the same pitch; unisonous; monodic.
Homophonous (a.) Now used for plain harmony, note against note, as opposed to polyphonic harmony, in which the several parts move independently, each with its own melody.
Homophonous (a.) Expressing the same sound by a different combination of letters; as, bay and bey.
Homoplastic (a.) Of or pertaining to homoplasty; as, homoplasticorgans; homoplastic forms.
Homopterous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Homoptera.
Homothermic (a.) Alt. of Homothermous
Homotropous (a.) Turned in the same direction with something else.
Homotropous (a.) Having the radicle of the seed directed towards the hilum.
Homotypical (a.) Same as Homotypal.
Honestation (n.) The act of honesting; grace; adornment.
Honeycombed (a.) Formed or perforated like a honeycomb.
Honeysucker (n.) See Honey eater, under Honey.
Honeysuckle (n.) One of several species of flowering plants, much admired for their beauty, and some for their fragrance.
Honey-sweet (a.) Sweet as honey.
Hook-billed (a.) Having a strongly curved bill.
Hormogonium (n.) A chain of small cells in certain algae, by which the plant is propogated.
Hornblendic (a.) Composed largely of hornblende; resembling or relating to hornblende.
Horological (a.) Relating to a horologe, or to horology.
Horoscopist (n.) One versed in horoscopy; an astrologer.
Horrisonant (a.) Horrisonous.
Horrisonous (a.) Sounding dreadfully; uttering a terrible sound.
Horse-leech (n.) A large blood-sucking leech (Haemopsis vorax), of Europe and Northern Africa. It attacks the lips and mouths of horses.
Horse-leech (n.) A farrier; a veterinary surgeon.
Horse power () The power which a horse exerts.
Horse power () A unit of power, used in stating the power required to drive machinery, and in estimating the capabilities of animals or steam engines and other prime movers for doing work. It is the power required for the performance of work at the rate of 33,000 English units of work per minute; hence, it is the power that must be exerted in lifting 33,000 pounds at the rate of one foot per minute, or 550 pounds at the rate of one foot per second, or 55 pounds at the rate of ten feet per seco
Horse power () A machine worked by a horse, for driving other machinery; a horse motor.
Horticultor (n.) One who cultivates a garden.
Hospitalism (n.) A vitiated condition of the body, due to long confinement in a hospital, or the morbid condition of the atmosphere of a hospital.
Hospitality (n.) The act or practice of one who is hospitable; reception and entertainment of strangers or guests without reward, or with kind and generous liberality.
Hospitalize (v. t.) To render (a building) unfit for habitation, by long continued use as a hospital.
Hostilities (pl. ) of Hostility
Hot-blooded (a.) Having hot blood; excitable; high-spirited; irritable; ardent; passionate.
Hot-brained (a.) Ardent in temper; violent; rash; impetuous; as, hot-brained youth.
Hot-livered (a.) Of an excitable or irritable temperament; irascible.
Hot-mouthed (a.) Headstrong.
Householder (n.) The master or head of a family; one who occupies a house with his family.
Housekeeper (n.) One who occupies a house with his family; a householder; the master or mistress of a family.
Housekeeper (n.) One who does, or oversees, the work of keeping house; as, his wife is a good housekeeper; often, a woman hired to superintend the servants of a household and manage the ordinary domestic affairs.
Housekeeper (n.) One who exercises hospitality, or has a plentiful and hospitable household.
Housekeeper (n.) One who keeps or stays much at home.
Housekeeper (n.) A house dog.
Housewifely (a.) Pertaining or appropriate to a housewife; domestic; economical; prudent.
Housewifery (n.) The business of the mistress of a family; female management of domestic concerns.
Housewright (n.) A builder of houses.
Iodoquinine (n.) A iodide of quinine obtained as a brown substance,. It is the base of herapathite. See Herapathite.
Ioqua shell () The shell of a large Dentalium (D. pretiosum), formerly used as shell money, and for ornaments, by the Indians of the west coast of North America.
Jocoserious (a.) Mingling mirth and seriousness.
Johnadreams (n.) A dreamy, idle fellow.
John's-wort (n.) See St. John's-wort.
Journalized (imp. & p. p.) of Journalize
Journeywork (n.) Originally, work done by the day; work done by a journeyman at his trade.
Jovicentric (a.) Revolving around the planet Jupiter; appearing as viewed from Jupiter.
Jovinianist (n.) An adherent to the doctrines of Jovinian, a monk of the fourth century, who denied the virginity of Mary, and opposed the asceticism of his time.
Kohl-rabies (pl. ) of Kohl-rabi
Lobe-footed (a.) Lobiped.
Localitiees (pl. ) of Locality
Lochaber ax () Alt. of Lochaber axe
Lock stitch () A peculiar sort of stitch formed by the locking of two threads together, as in the work done by some sewing machines. See Stitch.
Loculicidal (a.) Dehiscent through the middle of the back of each cell; -- said of capsules.
Locust tree () A large North American tree of the genus Robinia (R. Pseudacacia), producing large slender racemes of white, fragrant, papilionaceous flowers, and often cultivated as an ornamental tree. In England it is called acacia.
Loellingite (n.) A tin-white arsenide of iron, isomorphous with arsenopyrite.
Logarithmic (a.) Alt. of Logarithmical
Loggerheads (n.) The knapweed.
Logicalness (n.) The quality of being logical.
Logodaedaly (n.) Verbal legerdemain; a playing with words.
Logographer (n.) A chronicler; one who writes history in a condensed manner with short simple sentences.
Logographer (n.) One skilled in logography.
Logographic (a.) Alt. of Logographical
Logomachist (n.) One who contends about words.
Loiteringly (adv.) In a loitering manner.
Longanimity (n.) Disposition to bear injuries patiently; forbearance; patience.
Long-horned (a.) Having a long horn or horns; as, a long-horned goat, or cow; having long antennae, as certain beetles (Longicornia).
Longicornia (n. pl.) A division of beetles, including a large number of species, in which the antennae are very long. Most of them, while in the larval state, bore into the wood or beneath the bark of trees, and some species are very destructive to fruit and shade trees. See Apple borer, under Apple, and Locust beetle, under Locust.
Longimanous (a.) Having long hands.
Longinquity (n.) Greatness of distance; remoteness.
Longipennes (n. pl.) A group of longwinged sea birds, including the gulls, petrels, etc.
Longiroster (n.) One of the Longirostres.
Long primer () A kind of type, in size between small pica and bourgeois.
Long-tongue (n.) The wryneck.
Long-winded (a.) Long-breathed; hence, tediously long in speaking; consuming much time; as, a long-winded talker.
Loosestrife (n.) The name of several species of plants of the genus Lysimachia, having small star-shaped flowers, usually of a yellow color.
Loosestrife (n.) Any species of the genus Lythrum, having purple, or, in some species, crimson flowers.
Lophobranch (a.) Of or pertaining to the Lophobranchii.
Lophobranch (n.) One of the Lophobranchii.
Lophosteons (pl. ) of Lophosteon
Lotus-eater (n.) Alt. of Lotos-eater
Lotos-eater (n.) One who ate the fruit or leaf of the lotus, and, as a consequence, gave himself up to indolence and daydreams; one of the Lotophagi.
Loud-voiced (a.) Having a loud voice; noisy; clamorous.
Love-making (n.) Courtship.
Low-studded (a.) Furnished or built with short studs; as, a low-studded house or room.
Loxodromics (n.) The art or method of sailing on the loxodromic or rhumb
Loxodremism (n.) The act or process of tracing a loxodromic curve; the act of moving as if in a loxodromic curve.
Moderatress (n.) A female moderator.
Modernizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Modernize
Modificable (a.) Modifiable.
Moesogothic (a.) Belonging to the Moesogoths, a branch of the Goths who settled in Moesia.
Moesogothic (n.) The language of the Moesogoths; -- also called Gothic.
Mohammedism (n.) The religion, or doctrines and precepts, of Mohammed, contained in the Koran; Islamism.
Mohammedize (v. t.) To make conformable to the principles, or customs and rites, of Mohammedanism.
Molecularly (adv.) With molecules; in the manner of molecules.
Molestation (n.) The act of molesting, or the state of being molested; disturbance; annoyance.
Mollifiable (a.) Capable of being mollified.
Mollipilose (a.) Having soft hairs; downy.
Molybdenite (n.) A mineral occurring in soft, lead-gray, foliated masses or scales, resembling graphite; sulphide of molybdenum.
Molybdenous (a.) See Molybdous.
Momentarily (adv.) Every moment; from moment to moment.
Monadelphia (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of plants having the stamens united into a tube, or ring, by the filaments, as in the Mallow family.
Monarchical (a.) Of or pertaining to a monarch, or to monarchy.
Monarchized (imp. & p. p.) of Monarchize
Monarchizer (n.) One who monarchizes; also, a monarchist.
Monasterial (a.) Of or pertaining to monastery, or to monastic life.
Monasteries (pl. ) of Monastery
Monasticism (n.) The monastic life, system, or condition.
Monembryony (n.) The condition of an ovule having but a single embryo.
Money-maker (n.) One who coins or prints money; also, a counterfeiter of money.
Money-maker (n.) One who accumulates money or wealth; specifically, one who makes money-getting his governing motive.
Monitorship (n.) The post or office of a monitor.
Monk's seam () An extra middle seam made at the junction of two breadths of canvas, ordinarily joined by only two rows of stitches.
Monocardian (a.) Having a single heart, as fishes and amphibians.
Monocardian (n.) An animal having a single heart.
Monocarpous (a.) Bearing fruit but once, and dying after fructification, as beans, maize, mustard, etc.
Monochromic (a.) Made, or done, with a single color; as, a monochromic picture.
Monochronic (a.) Existing at the same time; contemporaneous.
Monoclinous (a.) Hermaphrodite, or having both stamens and pistils in every flower.
Monocondyla (n. pl.) A group of vertebrates, including the birds and reptiles, or those that have only one occipital condyle; the Sauropsida.
Monocrotism (n.) That condition of the pulse in which the pulse curve or sphygmogram shows but a single crest, the dicrotic elevation entirely disappearing.
Monodelphia (n. pl.) The group that includes all ordinary or placental mammals; the Placentalia. See Mammalia.
Monodelphic (a.) Alt. of Monodelphous
Monodynamic (a.) Possessing but one capacity or power.
Monogastric (a.) Having but a single stomach.
Monogenesis (n.) Oneness of origin; esp. (Biol.), development of all beings in the universe from a single cell; -- opposed to polygenesis. Called also monism.
Monogenesis (n.) That form of reproduction which requires but one parent, as in reproduction by fission or in the formation of buds, etc., which drop off and form new individuals; asexual reproduction.
Monogenesis (n.) The direct development of an embryo, without metamorphosis, into an organism similar to the parent organism; -- opposed to metagenesis.
Monogenetic (a.) One in genesis; resulting from one process of formation; -- used of a mountain range.
Monogenetic (a.) Relating to, or involving, monogenesis; as, the monogenetic school of physiologists, who admit but one cell as the source of all beings.
Monogrammal (a.) See Monogrammic.
Monogrammic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a monogram.
Monographer (n.) A writer of a monograph.
Monographic (a.) Alt. of Monographical
Monomachist (n.) One who fights in single combat; a duelist.
Monomorphic (a.) Alt. of Monomorphous
Monomphalus (n.) A form of double monster, in which two individuals are united by a common umbilicus.
Monomyarian (a.) Alt. of Monomyary
Monoousious (a.) Having but one and the same nature or essence.
Monophanous (a.) Having one and the same appearance; having a mutual resemblance.
Monophthong (n.) A single uncompounded vowel sound.
Monophthong (n.) A combination of two written vowels pronounced as one; a digraph.
Monophysite (n.) One of a sect, in the ancient church, who maintained that the human and divine in Jesus Christ constituted but one composite nature. Also used adjectively.
Monoplastic (a.) That has one form, or retains its primary form, as, a monoplastic element.
Monopolized (imp. & p. p.) of Monopolize
Monopolizer (n.) One who monopolizes.
Monospermal (a.) Alt. of Monospermous
Monostrophe (n.) A metrical composition consisting of a single strophe.
Monothalama (n. pl.) A division of Foraminifera including those that have only one chamber.
Monothalmic (a.) Formed from one pistil; -- said of fruits.
Monothelism (n.) Alt. of Monothelitism
Monothelite (n.) One of an ancient sect who held that Christ had but one will as he had but one nature. Cf. Monophysite.
Monotonical (a.) Of, pertaining to, or uttered in, a monotone; monotonous.
Monotremata (n. pl.) A subclass of Mammalia, having a cloaca in which the ducts of the urinary, genital, and alimentary systems terminate, as in birds. The female lays eggs like a bird. See Duck mole, under Duck, and Echidna.
Monseigneur (n.) My lord; -- a title in France of a person of high birth or rank; as, Monseigneur the Prince, or Monseigneur the Archibishop. It was given, specifically, to the dauphin, before the Revolution of 1789. (Abbrev. Mgr.)
Monstration (n.) The act of demonstrating; proof.
Monstrosity (n.) The state of being monstrous, or out of the common order of nature; that which is monstrous; a monster.
Monstrously (adv.) In a monstrous manner; unnaturally; extraordinarily; as, monstrously wicked.
Montgolfier (n.) A balloon which ascends by the buoyancy of air heated by a fire; a fire balloon; -- so called from two brothers, Stephen and Joseph Montgolfier, of France, who first constructed and sent up a fire balloon.
Monticulate (a.) Furnished with monticles or little elevations.
Monticulous (a.) Monticulate.
Montigenous (a.) Produced on a mountain.
Moonsticken (a.) See Moonstruck.
Moravianism (n.) The religious system of the Moravians.
Mordication (n.) The act of biting or corroding; corrosion.
Mordicative (a.) Biting; corrosive.
Morintannic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a variety of tannic acid extracted from fustic (Maclura, formerly Morus, tinctoria) as a yellow crystal
Morioplasty (n.) The restoration of lost parts of the body.
Morningtide (n.) Morning time.
Morphologic (a.) Alt. of Morphological
Morphophyly (n.) The tribal history of forms; that part of phylogeny which treats of the tribal history of forms, in distinction from the tribal history of functions.
Morris-pike (n.) A Moorish pike.
Morsitation (n.) The act of biting or gnawing.
Mortalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mortalize
Mortiferous (a.) Bringing or producing death; deadly; destructive; as, a mortiferous herb.
Mosasaurian (n.) One of an extinct order of reptiles, including Mosasaurus and allied genera. See Mosasauria.
Mosstrooper (n.) One of a class of marauders or bandits that formerly infested the border country between England and Scotland; -- so called in allusion to the mossy or boggy character of much of the border country.
Motorpathic (a.) Of or pertaining to motorpathy.
Mouillation (n.) The act of uttering the sound of a mouille letter.
Mountaineer (n.) An inhabitant of a mountain; one who lives among mountains.
Mountaineer (n.) A rude, fierce person.
Mountaineer (v. i.) To lie or act as a mountaineer; to climb mountains.
Mountainous (a.) Full of, or containing, mountains; as, the mountainous country of the Swiss.
Mountainous (a.) Inhabiting mountains.
Mountainous (a.) Large as, or resembling, a mountain; huge; of great bulk; as, a mountainous heap.
Movableness (n.) The quality or state of being movable; mobility; susceptibility of motion.
Noctiferous (a.) Bringing night.
Noctilionid (n.) A South American bat of the genus Noctilio, having cheek pouches and large incisor teeth.
Noctilucine (a.) Of or pertaining to Noctiluca.
Noctilucous (a.) Shining in the night.
Noctivagant (a.) Going about in the night; night-wandering.
Noctivagous (a.) Noctivagant.
Nocturnally (adv.) By night; nightly.
Nomenclator (n.) One who calls persons or things by their names.
Nomenclator (n.) One who gives names to things, or who settles and adjusts the nomenclature of any art or science; also, a list or vocabulary of technical names.
Nominatival (a.) Of or pertaining to the nominative case.
Nomopelmous (a.) Having a separate and simple tendon to flex the first toe, or hallux, as do passerine birds.
Nonagesimal (a.) Of or pertaining to the ninetieth degree or to a nonagesimal.
Nonagesimal (n.) The middle or highest point of the part of the ecliptic which is at any given moment above the horizon. It is the ninetieth degree of the ecliptic, reckoned from the points in which it is intersected by the horizon.
Nonchalance (n.) Indifference; carelessness; coolness.
Noncohesion (n.) Want of cohesion.
Nondelivery (n.) A neglect or failure of delivery; omission of delivery.
Nondescript (a.) Not hitherto described; novel; hence, odd; abnormal; unclassifiable.
Nondescript (n.) A thing not yet described; that of which no account or explanation has been given; something abnormal, or hardly classifiable.
Nonelection (n.) Failure of election.
Nonelectric (a.) Alt. of Nonelectrical
Nonelectric (n.) A substance that is not an electric; that which transmits electricity, as a metal.
Nonemphatic (a.) Alt. of Nonemphatical
Nonentities (pl. ) of Nonentity
Nonexistent (a.) Not having existence.
Nonjurorism (n.) The doctrines, or action, of the Nonjurors.
Nonmetallic (a.) Not metallic.
Nonmetallic (a.) Resembling, or possessing the properties of, a nonmetal or metalloid; as, sulphur is a nonmetallic element.
Nonplussing () of Nonplus
Nonresident (a.) Not residing in a particular place, on one's own estate, or in one's proper place; as, a nonresident clergyman or proprietor of lands.
Nonresident (n.) A nonresident person; one who does not reside in the State or jurisdiction.
Nonruminant (a.) Not ruminating; as, a nonruminant animal.
Nonsensical (a.) Without sense; unmeaning; absurb; foolish; irrational; preposterous.
Nonsolution (n.) Failure of solution or explanation.
Nonsolvency (n.) Inability to pay debts; insolvency.
Nonstriated (a.) Without striations; unstriped; as, nonstriated muscle fibers.
Nonunionist (n.) One who does not belong, or refuses to belong, to a trades union.
Nonvascular (a.) Destitute of vessels; extravascular.
Noon-flower (n.) The goat's beard, whose flowers close at midday.
Northeaster (n.) A storm, strong wind, or gale, coming from the northeast.
Northwardly (a.) Having a northern direction.
Northwardly (adv.) In a northern direction.
Northwester (n.) A storm or gale from the northwest; a strong northwest wind.
Nosological (a.) Of or pertaining to nosology.
Notableness (n.) The quality of being notable.
Nothingness (n.) Nihility; nonexistence.
Nothingness (n.) The state of being of no value; a thing of no value.
Notionality (n.) A notional or groundless opinion.
Notochordal (a.) Of or pertaining to the notochord; having a notochord.
Notodontian (n.) Any one of several species of bombycid moths belonging to Notodonta, Nerice, and allied genera. The caterpillar of these moths has a hump, or spine, on its back.
Notopodiums (pl. ) of Notopodium
Nototherium (n.) An extinct genus of gigantic herbivorous marsupials, found in the Pliocene formation of Australia.
Nott-headed (a.) Having the hair cut close.
Nourishable (a.) Capable of being nourished; as, the nourishable parts of the body.
Nourishable (a.) Capable of giving nourishment.
Nourishment (n.) The act of nourishing, or the state of being nourished; nutrition.
Nourishment (n.) That which serves to nourish; nutriment; food.
Novatianism (n.) The doctrines or principles of the Novatians.
Oophoridium (n.) The macrosporangium or case for the larger kind of spores in heterosporous flowerless plants.
Oosporangia (pl. ) of Oosporangium
Pock-broken (a.) Broken out, or marked, with smallpox; pock-fretten.
Pocketknife (n.) A knife with one or more blades, which fold into the handle so as to admit of being carried in the pocket.
Pock-pitted (a.) Pockmarked; pitted.
Pococurante (n.) A careless person; a trifler.
Podophyllin (n.) A brown bitter gum extracted from the rootstalk of the May apple (Podophyllum peltatum). It is a complex mixture of several substances.
Podophyllum (n.) A genus of herbs of the Barberry family, having large palmately lobed peltate leaves and solitary flower. There are two species, the American Podohyllum peltatum, or May apple, the Himalayan P. Emodi.
Podophyllum (n.) The rhizome and rootlet of the May apple (Podophyllum peltatum), -- used as a cathartic drug.
Podostomata (n. pl.) An order of Bryozoa of which Rhabdopleura is the type. See Rhabdopleura.
Poecilopoda (n. pl.) Originally, an artificial group including many parasitic Entomostraca, together with the horseshoe crabs (Limuloidea).
Poecilopoda (n. pl.) By some recent writers applied to the Merostomata.
Poikilocyte (n.) An irregular form of corpuscle found in the blood in cases of profound anaemia, probably a degenerated red blood corpuscle.
Point-blank (n.) The white spot on a target, at which an arrow or other missile is aimed.
Point-blank (n.) With all small arms, the second point in which the natural
Point-blank (n.) With artillery, the point where the projectile first strikes the horizontal plane on which the gun stands, the axis of the piece being horizontal.
Point-blank (a.) Directed in a
Point-blank (a.) Hence, direct; plain; unqualified; -- said of language; as, a point-blank assertion.
Point-blank (adv.) In a point-blank manner.
Pointlessly (adv.) Without point.
Polarimeter (n.) An instrument for determining the amount of polarization of light, or the proportion of polarized light, in a partially polarized ray.
Polarimetry (n.) The art or process of measuring the polarization of light.
Polariscope (n.) An instrument consisting essentially of a polarizer and an analyzer, used for polarizing light, and analyzing its properties.
Polariscopy (n.) The art or rocess of making observations with the polariscope.
Polarizable (a.) Susceptible of polarization.
Polemoscope (n.) An opera glass or field glass with an oblique mirror arranged for seeing objects do not lie directly before the eye; -- called also diagonal, / side, opera glass.
Politically (adv.) In a political manner.
Politically (adv.) Politicly; artfully.
Pollenizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pollenize
Polt-footed (a.) Having a distorted foot, or a clubfoot or clubfeet.
Poltroonery (n.) Cowardice; want of spirit; pusillanimity.
Poltroonish (a.) Resembling a poltroon; cowardly.
Polyactinia (n. pl.) An old name for those Anthozoa which, like the actinias, have numerous simple tentacles.
Polyandrian (a.) Polyandrous.
Polyandrous (a.) Belonging to the class Polyandria; having many stamens, or any number above twenty, inserted in the receptacle.
Polyarchist (n.) One who advocates polyarchy; -- opposed to monarchist.
Polybromide (n.) A bromide containing more than one atom of bromine in the molecule.
Polycarpous (a.) Bearing fruit repeatedly, or year after year.
Polycarpous (a.) Having several pistils in one flower.
Polychroism (n.) Same as Pleochroism.
Polychroite (n.) The coloring matter of saffron; -- formerly so called because of the change of color on treatment with certain acids; -- called also crocin, and safranin.
Polychromic (a.) Polychromatic.
Polychromic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, any one of several acids (known only in their salts) which contain more than one atom of chromium.
Polycrotism (n.) That state or condition of the pulse in which the pulse curve, or sphygmogram, shows several secondary crests or elevations; -- contrasted with monocrotism and dicrotism.
Polycystina (n. pl.) A division of Radiolaria including numerous minute marine species. The skeleton is composed of silica, and is often very elegant in form and sculpture. Many have been found in the fossil state.
Polycystine (a.) Pertaining to the Polycystina.
Polycystine (n.) One of the Polycystina.
Polygastric (a.) Having several bellies; -- applied to muscles which are made up of several bellies separated by short tendons.
Polygastric (a.) Pertaining to the Polygastrica.
Polygastric (n.) One of the Polygastrica.
Polygenesis (n.) Alt. of Polygeny
Polygenetic (a.) Having many distinct sources; originating at various places or times.
Polygenetic (a.) Of or pertaining to polygenesis; polyphyletic.
Polygordius (n.) A genus of marine annelids, believed to be an ancient or ancestral type. It is remarkable for its simplicity of structure and want of parapodia. It is the type of the order Archiannelida, or Gymnotoma. See Loeven's larva.
Polygraphic (a.) Alt. of Polygraphical
Polygrooved (a.) Having many grooves; as, a polygrooved rifle or gun (referring to the rifling).
Polyhedrons (pl. ) of Polyhedron
Polyhedrous (a.) Polyhedral.
Polyloquent (a.) Garrulous; loquacious.
Polymastism (n.) The condition of having more than two mammae, or breasts.
Polymathist (n.) One versed in many sciences; a person of various learning.
Polymorphic (a.) Polymorphous.
Polymyodous (a.) Polymyoid.
Polynesians (n. pl.) The race of men native in Polynesia.
Polynuclear (a.) Containing many nuclei.
Polyonomous (a.) Having many names or titles; polyonymous.
Polyonymous (a.) Polyonomous.
Polyphagous (a.) Eating, or subsisting on, many kinds of food; as, polyphagous animals.
Polyphonism (n.) Polyphony.
Polyphonist (n.) A proficient in the art of multiplying sounds; a ventriloquist.
Polyphonist (n.) A master of polyphony; a contrapuntist.
Polyphonous (a.) Same as Polyphonic.
Polyplastic (a.) Assuming, or having the power of assuming, many forms; as, a polyplastic element which does not preserve its original shape.
Polyrhizous (a.) Having numerous roots, or rootlets.
Polysilicic (a.) Of or pertaining to compounds formed by the condensation of two or more molecules of silicic acid.
Polysporous (a.) Containing many spores.
Polystomata (n. pl.) A division of trematode worms having more two suckers. Called also Polystomea and Polystoma.
Polytechnic (a.) Comprehending, or relating to, many arts and sciences; -- applied particularly to schools in which many branches of art and science are taught with especial reference to their practical application; also to exhibitions of machinery and industrial products.
Polythelism (n.) The condition of having more than two teats, or nipples.
Polyzoarium (n.) Same as Polyzoary.
Pomegranate (n.) The fruit of the tree Punica Granatum; also, the tree itself (see Balaustine), which is native in the Orient, but is successfully cultivated in many warm countries, and as a house plant in colder climates. The fruit is as large as an orange, and has a hard rind containing many rather large seeds, each one separately covered with crimson, acid pulp.
Pomegranate (n.) A carved or embroidered ornament resembling a pomegranate.
Pomological (a.) Of or pertaining to pomology.
Pomposities (pl. ) of Pomposity
Ponderation (n.) The act of weighing.
Ponderosity (n.) The quality or state of being ponderous; weight; gravity; heaviness, ponderousness; as, the ponderosity of gold.
Ponderously (adv.) In a ponderous manner.
Pontificate (n.) The state or dignity of a high priest; specifically, the office of the pope.
Pontificate (n.) The term of office of a pontiff.
Pontificate (v. i.) To perform the duty of a pontiff.
Pontificial (a.) Papal; pontifical.
Pontifician (a.) Of or pertaining to the pontiff or pope.
Pontifician (n.) One who adheres to the pope or papacy; a papist.
Poor-willie (n.) The bar-tailed godwit.
Popularized (imp. & p. p.) of Popularize
Popularizer (n.) One who popularizes.
Popularness (n.) The quality or state of being popular; popularity.
Porcelanite (n.) A semivitrified clay or shale, somewhat resembling jasper; -- called also porcelain jasper.
Porcelanous (a.) Alt. of Porcellanous
Pornerastic (a.) Lascivious; licentious.
Pornography (n.) Licentious painting or literature; especially, the painting anciently employed to decorate the walls of rooms devoted to bacchanalian orgies.
Pornography (n.) A treatise on prostitutes, or prostitution.
Porphyritic (a.) Relating to, or resembling, porphyry, that is, characterized by the presence of distinct crystals, as of feldspar, quartz, or augite, in a relatively fine-grained base, often aphanitic or cryptocrystal
Portability (n.) The quality or state of being portable; fitness to be carried.
Porterhouse (n.) A house where porter is sold.
Portionless (a.) Having no portion.
Portmanteau (n.) A bag or case, usually of leather, for carrying wearing apparel, etc., on journeys.
Portraitist (n.) A portrait painter.
Portraiture (n.) A portrait; a likeness; a painted resemblance; hence, that which is copied from some example or model.
Portraiture (n.) Pictures, collectively; painting.
Portraiture (n.) The art or practice of making portraits.
Portraiture (v. t.) To represent by a portrait, or as by a portrait; to portray.
Posological (a.) Pertaining to posology.
Possessival (a.) Of or pertaining to the possessive case; as, a possessival termination.
Possibility (n.) The quality or state of being possible; the power of happening, being, or existing.
Possibility (n.) That which is possible; a contingency; a thing or event that may not happen; a contingent interest, as in real or personal estate.
Posteriorly (adv.) Subsequently in time; also, behind in position.
Postfrontal (a.) Situated behind the frontal bone or the frontal region of the skull; -- applied especially to a bone back of and below the frontal in many animals.
Postfrontal (n.) A postfrontal bone.
Postglenoid (a.) Situated behind the glenoid fossa of the temporal bone.
Postillator (n.) One who postillates; one who expounds the Scriptures verse by verse.
Postmarking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Postmark
Post-mortem (a.) After death; as, post-mortem rigidity.
Postnuptial (a.) Being or happening after marriage; as, a postnuptial settlement on a wife.
Post office (n.) See under 4th Post.
Postorbital (a.) Situated behind the orbit; as, the postorbital scales of some fishes and reptiles.
Postorbital (n.) A postorbital bone or scale.
Postponence (n.) The act of postponing, in sense 2.
Postscapula (n.) The part of the scapula behind or below the spine, or mesoscapula.
Postscenium (n.) The part of a theater behind the scenes; the back part of the stage of a theater.
Post-tragus (n.) A ridge within and behind the tragus in the ear of some animals.
Postulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Postulate
Postulation (n.) The act of postulating, or that which is postulated; assumption; solicitation; suit; cause.
Postulatory (a.) Of the nature of a postulate.
Potableness (n.) The quality of being drinkable.
Potassamide (n.) A yellowish brown substance obtained by heating potassium in ammonia.
Pot-bellied (a.) Having a protuberant belly, like the bottom of a pot.
Potentially (adv.) With power; potently.
Potentially (adv.) In a potential manner; possibly, not positively.
Potentiated (imp. & p. p.) of Potentiate
Potentizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Potentize
Potestative (a.) Authoritative.
Pot-valiant (a.) Having the courage given by drink.
Pouchet box () See Pouncet box.
Pouch-shell (n.) A small British and American pond snail (Bulinus hypnorum).
Pouncet box () A box with a perforated lid, for sprinkling pounce, or for holding perfumes.
Pourparties (pl. ) of Pourparty
Poursuivant (n.) See Pursuivant.
Pourveyance (n.) See Purveyance.
Powderflask (n.) A flask in which gunpowder is carried, having a charging tube at the end.
Rodomontade (n.) Vain boasting; empty bluster or vaunting; rant.
Rodomontade (v. i.) To boast; to brag; to bluster; to rant.
Rodomontado (n.) Rodomontade.
Rolling-pin (n.) A cylindrical piece of wood or other material, with which paste or dough may be rolled out and reduced to a proper thickness.
Rolly-pooly (n.) A game in which a ball, rolling into a certain place, wins.
Romanticaly (adv.) In a romantic manner.
Romanticism (n.) A fondness for romantic characteristics or peculiarities; specifically, in modern literature, an aiming at romantic effects; -- applied to the productions of a school of writers who sought to revive certain medi/val forms and methods in opposition to the so-called classical style.
Romanticist (n.) One who advocates romanticism in modern literature.
Rosicrucian (n.) One who, in the 17th century and the early part of the 18th, claimed to belong to a secret society of philosophers deeply versed in the secrets of nature, -- the alleged society having existed, it was stated, several hundred years.
Rosicrucian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Rosicrucians, or their arts.
Roughcaster (n.) One who roughcasts.
Roughing-in (n.) The first coat of plaster laid on brick; also, the process of applying it.
Roughsetter (n.) A mason who builds rough stonework.
Rouly-pouly (n.) See Rolly-pooly.
Roundheaded (a.) Having a round head or top.
Sociability (n.) The quality of being sociable; sociableness.
Socialistic (a.) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, socialism.
Societarian (a.) Of or pertaining to society; social.
Socinianism (n.) The tenets or doctrines of Faustus Socinus, an Italian theologian of the sixteenth century, who denied the Trinity, the deity of Christ, the personality of the Devil, the native and total depravity of man, the vicarious atonement, and the eternity of future punishment. His theory was, that Christ was a man divinely commissioned, who had no existence before he was conceived by the Virgin Mary; that human sin was the imitation of Adam's sin, and that human salvation was the imit
Socinianize (v. t.) To cause to conform to Socinianism; to regulate by, or imbue with, the principles of Socinianism.
Sociologist (n.) One who treats of, or devotes himself to, the study of sociology.
Sockdolager (n.) That which finishes or ends a matter; a settler; a poser, as a heavy blow, a conclusive answer, and the like.
Sockdolager (n.) A combination of two hooks which close upon each other, by means of a spring, as soon as the fish bites.
Sodomitical (a.) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, sodomy.
Soft-finned (a.) Having the fin rays cartilaginous or flexible; without spines; -- said of certain fishes.
Soft-headed (a.) Weak in intellect.
Soft-spoken (a.) Speaking softly; having a mild or gentle voice; hence, mild; affable.
Sojournment (n.) Temporary residence, as that of a stranger or a traveler.
Solanaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to plants of the natural order Solanaceae, of which the nightshade (Solanum) is the type. The order includes also the tobacco, ground cherry, tomato, eggplant, red pepper, and many more.
Solan goose () The common gannet.
Soldierlike (a.) Like a soldier; soldierly.
Soldiership (n.) Military qualities or state; martial skill; behavior becoming a soldier.
Soldierwood (n.) A showy leguminous plant (Calliandra purpurea) of the West Indies. The flowers have long tassels of purple stamens.
Solemnities (pl. ) of Solemnity
Solemnizate (v. t.) To solemnize; as, to solemnizate matrimony.
Solemnizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Solemnize
Solenaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to the solens or family Solenidae.
Solenoglyph (a.) Pertaining to the Selenoglypha. See Ophidia.
Solenoglyph (n.) One of the Selenoglypha.
Solenostomi (n. pl.) A tribe of lophobranch fishes having a tubular snout. The female carries the eggs in a ventral pouch.
Solfeggiare (v. i.) To sol-fa. See Sol-fa, v. i.
Soliitation (n.) The act of soliciting; earnest request; persistent asking; importunity.
Soliitation (n.) Excitement; invitation; as, the solicitation of the senses.
Solicitress (n.) A woman who solicits.
Solidifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Solidify
Solidungula (n. pl.) A tribe of ungulates which includes the horse, ass, and related species, constituting the family Equidae.
Soliloquize (v. i.) To utter a soliloquy; to talk to one's self.
Soliloquies (pl. ) of Soliloquy
Solmization (n.) The act of sol-faing.
Solubleness (n.) Quality or state of being soluble.
Solvability (n.) The quality or state of being solvable; as, the solvability of a difficulty; the solvability of a problem.
Solvability (n.) The condition of being solvent; ability to pay all just debts; solvency; as, the solvability of a merchant.
Somewhither (adv.) To some indeterminate place; to some place or other.
Somnambular (a.) Of or pertaining to somnambulism; somnambulistic.
Somnambulic (a.) Somnambulistic.
Somniculous (a.) Inc
Somniferous (a.) Causing or inducing sleep; soporific; dormitive; as, a somniferous potion.
Somnifugous (a.) Driving away sleep.
Sons-in-law (pl. ) of Son-in-law
Soothsaying (n.) A true saying; truth.
Soothsaying (n.) The act of one who soothsays; the foretelling of events; the art or practice of making predictions.
Soothsaying (n.) A prediction; a prophecy; a prognostication.
Sophistical (a.) Of or pertaining to a sophist; embodying sophistry; fallaciously subtile; not sound.
Sordiferous (a.) Alt. of Sorediiferous
Soteriology (n.) A discourse on health, or the science of promoting and preserving health.
Soteriology (n.) The doctrine of salvation by Jesus Christ.
Sound-board (n.) A sounding-board.
Southeaster (n.) A storm, strong wind, or gale coming from the southeast.
Southeaster (adv.) Toward the southeast.
Southwardly (adv.) In a southern direction.
Southwester (n.) A storm, gale, or strong wind from the southwest.
Southwester (n.) A hat made of painted canvas, oiled cloth, or the like, with a flap at the back, -- worn in stormy weather.
Sovereignly (adv.) In a sovereign manner; in the highest degree; supremely.
Sovereignty (n.) The quality or state of being sovereign, or of being a sovereign; the exercise of, or right to exercise, supreme power; dominion; sway; supremacy; independence; also, that which is sovereign; a sovereign state; as, Italy was formerly divided into many sovereignties.
Toastmaster (n.) A person who presides at a public dinner or banquet, and announces the toasts.
Tobacconing (n.) Smoking tobacco.
Tobacconist (n.) A dealer in tobacco; also, a manufacturer of tobacco.
Tobacconist (n.) A smoker of tobacco.
Tobias fish () The lant, or sand eel.
Tobogganing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Toboggan
Tobogganist (n.) One who practices tobogganing.
Tolypeutine (n.) The apar.
Tomahawking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tomahawk
Tongue-tied (a.) Destitute of the power of distinct articulation; having an impediment in the speech, esp. when caused by a short fraenum.
Tongue-tied (a.) Unable to speak freely, from whatever cause.
Tonsilotome (n.) An instrument for removing the tonsils.
Tonsilotomy (n.) The operation of removing the tonsil, or a portion thereof.
Toothdrawer (n.) One whose business it is to extract teeth with instruments; a dentist.
Toothpicker (n.) A toothpick.
Top-dressed (imp. & p. p.) of Top-dress
Topographer (n.) One who is skilled in the science of topography; one who describes a particular place, town, city, or tract of land.
Topographic () Alt. of Topographical
Topsy-turvy (adv.) In an inverted posture; with the top or head downward; upside down; as, to turn a carriage topsy-turvy.
Top-timbers (n.) The highest timbers on the side of a vessel, being those above the futtocks.
Torchbearer (n.) One whose office it is to carry a torch.
Tormentress (n.) A woman who torments.
Torpedinous (a.) Of or pertaining to a torpedo; resembling a torpedo; exerting a benumbing influence; stupefying; dull; torpid.
Torpescence (n.) The quality or state or being torpescent; torpidness; numbness; stupidity.
Torsibillty (n.) The tendency, as of a rope, to untwist after being twisted.
Torticollis (n.) See Wryneck.
Torturingly (adv.) So as to torture.
Totipalmate (a.) Having all four toes united by a web; -- said of certain sea birds, as the pelican and the gannet. See Illust. under Aves.
Totipresent (a.) Omnipresence.
Totteringly (adv.) In a tottering manner.
Touch-paper (n.) Paper steeped in saltpeter, which burns slowly, and is used as a match for firing gunpowder, and the like.
Tough-pitch (n.) The exact state or quality of texture and consistency of well reduced and refined copper.
Tough-pitch (n.) Copper so reduced; -- called also tough-cake.
Tourbillion (n.) An ornamental firework which turns round, when in the air, so as to form a scroll of fire.
Toxicomania (n.) Toxiphobia.
Toxicomania (n.) An insane desire for intoxicating or poisonous drugs, as alcohol or opium.
Toxophilite (n.) A lover of archery; one devoted to archery.
Vociferance (n.) Vociferation; noise; clamor.
Vociferated (imp. & p. p.) of Vociferate
Vociferator (n.) One who vociferates, or is clamorous.
Volatilized (imp. & p. p.) of Volatilize
Vol-au-vent (n.) A light puff paste, with a raised border, filled, after baking, usually with a ragout of fowl, game, or fish.
Volborthite (n.) A mineral occurring in small six-sided tabular crystals of a green or yellow color. It is a hydrous vanadate of copper and lime.
Volcanicity (n.) Quality or state of being volcanic; volcanic power.
Volcanizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Volcanize
Volkslieder (pl. ) of Volkslied
Voltagraphy (n.) In electrotypy, the act or art of copying, in metals deposited by electrolytic action, a form or pattern which is made the negative electrode.
Volumescope (n.) An instrument consisting essentially of a glass tube provided with a graduated scale, for exhibiting to the eye the changes of volume of a gas or gaseous mixture resulting from chemical action, and the like.
Voluntarily (adv.) In a voluntary manner; of one's own will; spontaneously.
Voluntaries (pl. ) of Voluntary
Volunteered (imp. & p. p.) of Volunteer
Vorticellas (pl. ) of Vorticella
Vorticellae (pl. ) of Vorticella
Vortiginous (a.) Moving rapidly round a center; vortical.
Vouchsafing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vouchsafe
Wolf's-claw (n.) A kind of club moss. See Lycopodium.
Wolf's-foot (n.) Club moss. See Lycopodium.
Wolf's-milk (n.) Any kind of spurge (Euphorbia); -- so called from its acrid milky juice.
Wonderingly (adv.) In a wondering manner.
Woodcracker (n.) The nuthatch.
Woodcutting (n.) The act or employment of cutting wood or timber.
Woodcutting (n.) The act or art of engraving on wood.
Woodknacker (n.) The yaffle.
Woolly-head (n.) A negro.
Working-day (a.) Pertaining to, or characteristic of, working days, or workdays; everyday; hence, plodding; hard-working.
Workmanlike (a.) Becoming a workman, especially a skillful one; skillful; well performed.
Workmanship (n.) The art or skill of a workman; the execution or manner of making anything.
Workmanship (n.) That which is effected, made, or produced; manufacture, something made by manual labor.
Worldlywise (a.) Wise in regard to things of this world.
Worm-shaped (a.) Shaped like a worm; /hick and almost cylindrical, but variously curved or bent; as, a worm-shaped root.
Worshipping () of Worship
Worshipable (a.) Capable of being worshiped; worthy of worship.
Zoantharian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Zoantharia.
Zoantharian (n.) One of the Anthozoa.
Zoanthodeme (n.) The zooids of a compound anthozoan, collectively.
Zoochemical (a.) Pertaining to zoochemistry.
Zoodendrium (n.) The branched, and often treelike, support of the colonies of certain Infusoria.
Zoographist (n.) A zoographer.
Zoomorphism (n.) The transformation of men into beasts.
Zoomorphism (n.) The quality of representing or using animal forms; as, zoomorphism in ornament.
Zoomorphism (n.) The representation of God, or of gods, in the form, or with the attributes, of the lower animals.
Zoophytical (a.) Of or pertaining to zoophytes.
Zoroastrian (a.) Of or pertaining to Zoroaster, or his religious system.
Zoroastrian (n.) A follower of Zoroaster; one who accepts Zoroastrianism.
Zoroastrism (n.) Same as Zoroastrianism.
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