11 letter words whose second letter is U

Audaciously (adv.) In an audacious manner; with excess of boldness; impudently.

Audibleness (n.) The quality of being audible.

Auditorship (n.) The office or function of auditor.

Augmentable (a.) Capable of augmentation.

Augustinian (n.) A member of one of the religious orders called after St. Augustine; an Austin friar.

Augustinian (a.) Of or pertaining to St. Augustine, bishop of Hippo in Northern Africa (b. 354 -- d. 430), or to his doctrines.

Augustinian (n.) One of a class of divines, who, following St. Augustine, maintain that grace by its nature is effectual absolutely and creatively, not relatively and conditionally.

Augustinism (n.) The doctrines held by Augustine or by the Augustinians.

Auricularia (n. pl.) A kind of holothurian larva, with soft, blunt appendages. See Illustration in Appendix.

Auricularly (adv.) In an auricular manner.

Auriculated (a.) Having ears or appendages like ears; eared. Esp.: (a) (Bot.) Having lobes or appendages like the ear; shaped like the ear; auricled. (b) (Zool.) Having an angular projection on one or both sides, as in certain bivalve shells, the foot of some gastropods, etc.

Auripigment (n.) See Orpiment.

Aurocyanide (n.) A double cyanide of gold and some other metal or radical; -- called also cyanaurate.

Auscultator (n.) One who practices auscultation.

Austereness (n.) Harshness or astringent sourness to the taste; acerbity.

Austereness (n.) Severity; strictness; austerity.

Austerities (pl. ) of Austerity

Austromancy (n.) Soothsaying, or prediction of events, from observation of the winds.

Authentical (a.) Authentic.

Authenticly (adv.) Authentically.

Authorities (pl. ) of Authority

Authorizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Authorize

Autocarpous (a.) Alt. of Autocarpian

Autocarpian (a.) Consisting of the ripened pericarp with no other parts adnate to it, as a peach, a poppy capsule, or a grape.

Autochthony (n.) An aboriginal or autochthonous condition.

Autocracies (pl. ) of Autocracy

Autocratrix (n.) A female sovereign who is independent and absolute; -- a title given to the empresses of Russia.

Autos-da-fe (pl. ) of Auto-da-fe

Autos-de-fe (pl. ) of Auto-de-fe

Autodynamic (a.) Supplying its own power; -- applied to an instrument of the nature of a water-ram.

Autogenesis (n.) Spontaneous generation.

Autogenetic (a.) Relating to autogenesis; self-generated.

Autographal (a.) Autographic.

Autographic (a.) Alt. of Autographical

Automatical (a.) Having an inherent power of action or motion.

Automatical (a.) Pertaining to, or produced by, an automaton; of the nature of an automaton; self-acting or self-regulating under fixed conditions; -- esp. applied to machinery or devices in which certain things formerly or usually done by hand are done by the machine or device itself; as, the automatic feed of a lathe; automatic gas lighting; an automatic engine or switch; an automatic mouse.

Automatical (a.) Not voluntary; not depending on the will; mechanical; as, automatic movements or functions.

Automorphic (a.) Patterned after one's self.

Autoplastic (a.) Of or pertaining to autoplasty.

Auxanometer (n.) An instrument to measure the growth of plants.

Auxiliaries (pl. ) of Auxiliary

Auxiliatory (a.) Auxiliary; helping.

Buck-basket (n.) A basket in which clothes are carried to the wash.

Bucket shop () An office or a place where facilities are given for betting small sums on current prices of stocks, petroleum, etc.

Buck's-horn (n.) A plant with leaves branched somewhat like a buck's horn (Plantago Coronopus); also, Lobelia coronopifolia.

Bude burner () A burner consisting of two or more concentric Argand burners (the inner rising above the outer) and a central tube by which oxygen gas or common air is supplied.

Buffel duck () A small duck (Charitonetta albeola); the spirit duck, or butterball. The head of the male is covered with numerous elongated feathers, and thus appears large. Called also bufflehead.

Buke muslin () See Book muslin.

Bulbiferous (n.) Producing bulbs.

Bulbo-tuber (n.) A corm.

Bullen-nail (n.) A nail with a round head and short shank, tinned and lacquered.

Bull-necked (a.) Having a short and thick neck like that of a bull.

Bull's-nose (n.) An external angle when obtuse or rounded.

Bunch grass () A grass growing in bunches and affording pasture. In California, Atropis tenuifolia, Festuca scabrella, and several kinds of Stipa are favorite bunch grasses. In Utah, Eriocoma cuspidata is a good bunch grass.

Buprestidan (n.) One of a tribe of beetles, of the genus Buprestis and allied genera, usually with brilliant metallic colors. The larvae are usually borers in timber, or beneath bark, and are often very destructive to trees.

Bureaucracy (n.) A system of carrying on the business of government by means of departments or bureaus, each under the control of a chief, in contradiction to a system in which the officers of government have an associated authority and responsibility; also, government conducted on this system.

Bureaucracy (n.) Government officials, collectively.

Burghership (n.) The state or privileges of a burgher.

Burghmaster (n.) A burgomaster.

Burghmaster (n.) An officer who directs and lays out the meres or boundaries for the workmen; -- called also bailiff, and barmaster.

Burglarious (a.) Pertaining to burglary; constituting the crime of burglary.

Burgomaster (n.) A chief magistrate of a municipal town in Holland, Flanders, and Germany, corresponding to mayor in England and the United States; a burghmaster.

Burgomaster (n.) An aquatic bird, the glaucous gull (Larus glaucus), common in arctic regions.

Burlesquing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Burlesque

Burnettized (imp. & p. p.) of Burnettize

Burnstickle (n.) A stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus).

Burrel shot () A mixture of shot, nails, stones, pieces of old iron, etc., fired from a cannon at short range, in an emergency.

Bursiculate (a.) Bursiform.

Bushfighter (n.) One accustomed to bushfighting.

Bushwhacker (n.) One accustomed to beat about, or travel through, bushes.

Bushwhacker (n.) A guerrilla; a marauding assassin; one who pretends to be a peaceful citizen, but secretly harasses a hostile force or its sympathizers.

Butterflies (pl. ) of Butterfly

Buttressing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Buttress

Butyraceous (a.) Having the qualities of butter; resembling butter.

Butyrometer (n.) An instrument for determining the amount of fatty matter or butter contained in a sample of milk.

Cubicalness (n.) The quality of being cubical.

Cucurbitive (a.) Having the shape of a gourd seed; -- said of certain small worms.

Culs-de-sac (pl. ) of Cul-de-sac

Cullibility (n.) Gullibility.

Culmiferous (a.) Having jointed stems or culms.

Culmiferous (a.) Containing, or abounding in, culm or glance coal.

Culminating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Culminate

Culmination (n.) The attainment of the highest point of altitude reached by a heavently body; passage across the meridian; transit.

Culmination (n.) Attainment or arrival at the highest pitch of glory, power, etc.

Culpability (n.) The state of being culpable.

Cultivating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cultivate

Cultivation (n.) The art or act of cultivating; improvement for agricultural purposes or by agricultural processes; tillage; production by tillage.

Cultivation (n.) Bestowal of time or attention for self-improvement or for the benefit of others; fostering care.

Cultivation (n.) The state of being cultivated; advancement in physical, intellectual, or moral condition; refinement; culture.

Cultureless (a.) Having no culture.

Culverhouse (n.) A dovecote.

Cunningness (n.) Quality of being cunning; craft.

Cupellation (n.) The act or process of refining gold or silver, etc., in a cupel.

Cupriferous (a.) Containing copper; as, cupriferous silver.

Curatorship (n.) The office of a curator.

Curialistic (a.) Pertaining to a court.

Curialistic (a.) Relating or belonging to the ultramontane party in the Latin Church.

Curiosities (pl. ) of Curiosity

Curiousness (n.) Carefulness; painstaking.

Curiousness (n.) The state of being curious; exactness of workmanship; ingenuity of contrivance.

Curiousness (n.) Inquisitiveness; curiosity.

Currentness (n.) The quality of being current; currency; circulation; general reception.

Currentness (n.) Easiness of pronunciation; fluency.

Curriculums (pl. ) of Curriculum

Cursitating (a.) Moving about slightly.

Cursoriness (n.) The quality of being cursory; superficial performance; as, cursoriness of view.

Curtail dog () A dog with a docked tail; formerly, the dog of a person not qualified to course, which, by the forest laws, must have its tail cut short, partly as a mark, and partly from a notion that the tail is necessary to a dog in running; hence, a dog not fit for sporting.

Curtailment (n.) The act or result of curtailing or cutting off.




Curvinerved (a.) Having the ribs or the veins of the leaves curved; -- called also curvinervate and curve-veined.

Curviserial (a.) Distributed in a curved

Cushionless (a.) Hot furnished with a cushion.

Customarily (adv.) In a customary manner; habitually.

Customhouse (n.) The building where customs and duties are paid, and where vessels are entered or cleared.

Cuttle bone () The shell or bone of cuttlefishes, used for various purposes, as for making polishing powder, etc.

Dubiosities (pl. ) of Dubiosity

Dubiousness (n.) State of being dubious.

Duces tecum () A judicial process commanding a person to appear in court and bring with him some piece of evidence or other thing to be produced to the court.

Duck-billed (a.) Having a bill like that of a duck.

Duck-legged (a.) Having short legs, like a waddling duck; short-legged.

Duck's-meat (n.) Duckweed.

Duck's-bill (a.) Having the form of a duck's bill.

Duck's-foot (n.) The May apple (Podophyllum peltatum).

Dulcifluous (a.) Flowing sweetly.

Dulcoration (n.) The act of sweetening.

Dull-browed (a.) Having a gloomy look.

Dull-witted (a.) Stupid.

Dumb-waiter (n.) A framework on which dishes, food, etc., are passed from one room or story of a house to another; a lift for dishes, etc.; also, a piece of furniture with movable or revolving shelves.

Dumfounding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dumfound

Duodecimfid (a.) Divided into twelve parts.

Duplicating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Duplicate

Duplication (n.) The act of duplicating, or the state of being duplicated; a doubling; a folding over; a fold.

Duplication (n.) The act or process of dividing by natural growth or spontaneous action; as, the duplication of cartilage cells.

Duplicative (a.) Having the quality of duplicating or doubling.

Duplicative (a.) Having the quality of subdividing into two by natural growth.

Duplicature (n.) A doubling; a fold, as of a membrane.

Duplicities (pl. ) of Duplicity

Durableness (n.) Power of lasting, enduring, or resisting; durability.

Eucharistic (a.) Alt. of Eucharistical

Euchologion (n.) Alt. of Euchology

Eudaemonics (n.) That part of moral philosophy which treats of happiness; the science of happiness; -- contrasted with aretaics.

Eudaemonism (n.) That system of ethics which defines and enforces moral obligation by its relation to happiness or personal well-being.

Eudaemonist (n.) One who believes in eudemonism.

Eudiometric (a.) Alt. of Eudiometrical

Euphemistic (a.) Alt. of Euphemistical

Euphemizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Euphemize

Euplectella (n.) A genus of elegant, glassy sponges, consisting of interwoven siliceous fibers, and growing in the form of a cornucopia; -- called also Venus's flower-basket.

Europeanize (v. t.) To cause to become like the Europeans in manners or character; to habituate or accustom to European usages.

Eurypteroid (a.) Like, or pertaining to, the genus Euryperus.

Fudge wheel () A tool for ornamenting the edge of a sole.

Fulfillment (n.) The act of fulfilling; accomplishment; completion; as, the fulfillment of prophecy.

Fulfillment (n.) Execution; performance; as, the fulfillment of a promise.

Fulgurating (a.) Resembling lightning; -- used to describe intense lancinating pains accompanying locomotor ataxy.

Fulguration (n.) The act of lightening.

Fulguration (n.) The sudden brightening of a fused globule of gold or silver, when the last film of the oxide of lead or copper leaves its surface; -- also called blick.

Full-formed (a.) Full in form or shape; rounded out with flesh.

Full-manned (a.) Completely furnished wiith men, as a ship.

Full-sailed (a.) Having all its sails set,; hence, without restriction or reservation.

Full-winged (a.) Having large and strong or complete wings.

Full-winged (a.) Beady for flight; eager.

Fulminating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fulminate

Fulminating (a.) Thundering; exploding in a peculiarly sudden or violent manner.

Fulminating (a.) Hurling denunciations, menaces, or censures.

Fulmination (n.) The act of fulminating or exploding; detonation.

Fulmination (n.) The act of thundering forth threats or censures, as with authority.

Fulmination (n.) That which is fulminated or thundered forth; vehement menace or censure.

Fulminatory (a.) Thundering; striking terror.

Funambulate (v. i.) To walk or to dance on a rope.

Funambulist (n.) A ropewalker or ropedancer.

Functionate (v. i.) To execute or perform a function; to transact one's regular or appointed business.

Functionary (n.) One charged with the performance of a function or office; as, a public functionary; secular functionaries.

Fundamental (a.) Pertaining to the foundation or basis; serving for the foundation. Hence: Essential, as an element, principle, or law; important; original; elementary; as, a fundamental truth; a fundamental axiom.

Fundamental (n.) A leading or primary principle, rule, law, or article, which serves as the groundwork of a system; essential part, as, the fundamentals of the Christian faith.

Fungivorous (a.) Eating fungi; -- said of certain insects and snails.

Fungologist (n.) A mycologist.

Furbelowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Furhelow

Furbishable (a.) Capable of being furbished.

Furciferous (a.) Rascally; scandalous.

Furfuration (n.) Falling of scurf from the head; desquamation.

Furloughing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Furlough

Furnishment (n.) The act of furnishing, or of supplying furniture; also, furniture.

Furtherance (n.) The act of furthering or helping forward; promotion; advancement; progress.

Furthermore (adv.) or conj. Moreover; besides; in addition to what has been said.

Furthermost (a.) Most remote; furthest.

Furthersome (a.) Tending to further, advance, or promote; helpful; advantageous.

Fusillading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fusillade

Fustigation (n.) A punishment by beating with a stick or club; cudgeling.

Fastilarian (n.) A low fellow; a stinkard; a scoundrel.

Guaniferous (a.) Yielding guano.

Guarantying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Guaranty

Guardianage (n.) Guardianship.

Guardianess (n.) A female guardian.

Gubernation (n.) The act of governing; government

Gubernative (a.) Governing.

Guerdonable (a.) Worthy of reward.

Guerdonless (a.) Without reward or guerdon.

Guillotined (imp. & p. p.) of Guillotine

Gummiferous (a.) Producing gum; gum-bearing.

Gunny cloth () A strong, coarse kind of sacking, made from the fibers (called jute) of two plants of the genus Corchorus (C. olitorius and C. capsularis), of India. The fiber is also used in the manufacture of cordage.

Gunsmithery (n.) Alt. of Gunsmith ing

Gurgling-ly (adv.) In a gurgling manner.

Guttiferous (a.) Yielding gum or resinous substances.

Guttiferous (a.) Pertaining to a natural order of trees and shrubs (Guttiferae) noted for their abounding in a resinous sap.

Gutturalism (n.) The quality of being guttural; as, the gutturalism of A [in the 16th cent.]

Gutturality (n.) The quality of being guttural.

Gutturalize (v. t.) To speak gutturally; to give a guttural sound to.

Huckleberry (n.) The edible black or dark blue fruit of several species of the American genus Gaylussacia, shrubs nearly related to the blueberries (Vaccinium), and formerly confused with them. The commonest huckelberry comes from G. resinosa.

Huckleberry (n.) The shrub that bears the berries. Called also whortleberry.

Huckstering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Huckster

Hucksterage (n.) The business of a huckster; small dealing; peddling.

Hudibrastic (a.) Similar to, or in the style of, the poem "Hudibras," by Samuel Butler; in the style of doggerel verse.

Huguenotism (n.) The religion of the Huguenots in France.

Humectation (n.) A moistening.

Humiliating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Humiliate

Humiliation (n.) The act of humiliating or humbling; abasement of pride; mortification.

Humiliation (n.) The state of being humiliated, humbled, or reduced to low

Humorsomely (adv.) Pleasantly; humorously.

Hunchbacked (a.) Having a humped back.

Hundredfold (n.) A hundred times as much or as many.

Hurdy-gurdy (n.) A stringled instrument, lutelike in shape, in which the sound is produced by the friction of a wheel turned by a crank at the end, instead of by a bow, two of the strings being tuned as drones, while two or more, tuned in unison, are modulated by keys.

Hurdy-gurdy (n.) In California, a water wheel with radial buckets, driven by the impact of a jet.

Hurly-burly (n.) Tumult; bustle; confusion.

Hurricanoes (pl. ) of Hurricano

Hurtleberry (n.) See Whortleberry.

Husbandable (a.) Capable of being husbanded, or managed with economy.

Husbandless (a.) Destitute of a husband.

Judaization (n.) The act of Judaizing; a conforming to the Jewish religion or ritual.

Judiciously (adv.) In a judicious manner; with good judgment; wisely.

July-flower (n.) See Gillyflower.

Jupati palm () A great Brazilian palm tree (Raphia taedigera), used by the natives for many purposes.

Juridically (adv.) In a juridical manner.

Jury-rigged (a.) Rigged for temporary service. See Jury, a.

Justiceable (a.) Liable to trial in a court of justice.

Justicehood (n.) Justiceship.

Justicement (n.) Administration of justice; procedure in courts of justice.

Justiceship (n.) The office or dignity of a justice.

Justiciable (a.) Proper to be examined in a court of justice.

Justifiable (a.) Capable of being justified, or shown to be just.

Juvenescent (a.) Growing or becoming young.

Lubrication (n.) The act of lubricating; the act of making slippery.

Lubricitate (v. i.) See Lubricate.

Lucernarian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Lucernarida.

Lucernarian (n.) One of the Lucernarida.

lucernarida (n. pl.) A division of acalephs, including Lucernaria and allied genera; -- called also Calycozoa.

lucernarida (n. pl.) A more extensive group of acalephs, including both the true lucernarida and the Discophora.

Lucratively (adv.) In a lucrative manner.

Lucriferous (a.) Gainful; profitable.

Lucubration (n.) The act of lucubrating, or studying by candlelight; nocturnal study; meditation.

Lucubration (n.) That which is composed by night; that which is produced by meditation in retirement; hence (loosely) any literary composition.

Lucubratory (a.) Composed by candlelight, or by night; of or pertaining to night studies; laborious or painstaking.

Lumbaginous (a.) Of or pertaining to lumbago.

Lumbosacral (n.) Of or pertaining to the loins and sacrum; as, the lumbosacral nerve, a branch of one of the lumber nerves which passes over the sacrum.

Lunicurrent (a.) Having relation to changes in currents that depend on the moon's phases.

Lussheburgh (n.) A spurious coin of light weight imported into England from Luxemburg, or Lussheburgh, as it was formerly called.

Lute-backed (a.) Having a curved spine.

Lutheranism (n.) Alt. of Lutherism

Luxuriantly (adv.) In a luxuriant manner.

Luxuriating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Luxuriate

Luxuriation (n.) The act or process luxuriating.

Mucronulate (a.) Having, or tipped with, a small point or points.

Mulierosity (n.) A fondness for women.

Multangular (a.) Having many angles.

Multanimous (a.) Many-minded; many-sided.

Multicavous (a.) Having many cavities.

Multicuspid (a.) Multicuspidate; -- said of teeth.

Multiferous (a.) Bearing or producing much or many.

Multijugate (a.) Having many pairs of leaflets.

Multijugous (a.) Consisting of many parts.

Multijugous (a.) Same as Multijugate.


Multinodate (a.) Having many knots or nodes.

Multinodous (a.) Same as Multinodate.

Multinomial (n. & a.) Same as Polynomial.

Multiparous (a.) Producing many, or more than one, at a birth.

Multiplying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Multiply

Multipotent (a.) Having manifold power, or power to do many things.

Multiramose (a.) Having many branches.

Multiscious (a.) Having much or varied knowledge.

Multiserial (a.) Arranged in many rows, or series, as the scales of a pine cone, or the leaves of the houseleek.

Multisonous (a.) Having many sounds, or sounding much.

Multispiral (a.) Having numerous spiral coils round a center or nucleus; -- said of the opercula of certain shells.

Multivagant (a.) Alt. of Multivagous

Multivagous (a.) Wandering much.

Multivalent (a.) Having a valence greater than one, as silicon.

Multivalent (a.) Having more than one degree of valence, as sulphur.

Mumbo Jumbo () An object of superstitious homage and fear.

Mundificant (a.) Serving to cleanse and heal.

Mundificant (n.) A mundificant ointment or plaster.

Mundivagant (a.) Wandering over the world.

Municipally (adv.) In a municipal relation or condition.

Munificence (n.) Means of defense; fortification.

Munificence (n.) The quality or state of being munificent; a giving or bestowing with extraordinary liberality; generous bounty; lavish generosity.

Muntz metal () See under Metal.

Murmuration (n.) The act of murmuring; a murmur.

Muscallonge (n.) See Muskellunge.

Muscariform (a.) Having the form of a brush.

Muschelkalk (n.) A kind of shell limestone, whose strata form the middle one of the three divisions of the Triassic formation in Germany. See Chart, under Geology.

Muscicapine (a.) Of or pertaining to the Muscicapidae, a family of birds that includes the true flycatchers.

Muscularity (n.) The state or quality of being muscular.

Muscularize (v. t.) To make muscular.

Musculation (n.) The muscular system of an animal, or of any of its parts.

Musculature (n.) Musculation.

Musculosity (n.) The quality or state of being musculous; muscularity.

Musicalness (n.) The quality of being musical.

Musicomania (n.) A kind of monomania in which the passion for music becomes so strong as to derange the intellectual faculties.

Muskellunge (n.) A large American pike (Esox nobilitor) found in the Great Lakes, and other Northern lakes, and in the St. Lawrence River. It is valued as a food fish.

Mussitation (n.) A speaking in a low tone; mumbling.

Mussulmanic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or like, the Mussulmans, or their customs: Mohammedan.

Mussulmanly (adv.) In the manner of Moslems.

Mutableness (n.) The quality of being mutable.

Mutteringly (adv.) With a low voice and indistinct articulation; in a muttering manner.

Nucleolated (a.) Having a nucleole, or second inner nucleus.

Nucleoplasm (n.) The matter composing the nucleus of a cell; the protoplasm of the nucleus; karyoplasma.

Nullifidian (a.) Of no faith; also, not trusting to faith for salvation; -- opposed to solifidian.

Nullifidian (n.) An unbeliever.

Numerically (adv.) In a numerical manner; in numbers; with respect to number, or sameness in number; as, a thing is numerically the same, or numerically different.

Numismatics (n.) The science of coins and medals.

Numismatist (n.) One skilled in numismatics; a numismatologist.

Nummulation (n.) The arrangement of the red blood corpuscles in rouleaux, like piles of coins, as when a drop of human blood is examined under the microscope.

Nuncupation (n.) The act of nuncupating.

Nuncupative (a.) Publicly or solemnly declaratory.

Nuncupative (a.) Nominal; existing only in name.

Nuncupative (a.) Oral; not written.

Nuncupatory (a.) Nuncupative; oral.

Nundination (n.) Traffic at fairs; marketing; buying and selling.

Nutrication (n.) The act or manner of feeding.

Nutrimental (a.) Nutritious.

Nutritional (a.) Of or pertaining to nutrition; as, nutritional changes.

Outbreaking (n.) The act of breaking out.

Outbreaking (n.) That which bursts forth.

Outbuilding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Outbuild

Outbuilding (n.) A building separate from, and subordinate to, the main house; an outhouse.

Outfangthef (v. t.) A thief from without or abroad, taken within a lord's fee or liberty.

Outfangthef (v. t.) The privilege of trying such a thief.

Outmaneuver (v. t.) Alt. of Outmanoeuvre

Out-of-door (a.) Being out of the house; being, or done, in the open air; outdoor; as, out-of-door exercise. See Out of door, under Out, adv.

Outparamour (v. t.) To exceed in the number of mistresses.

Out-patient (n.) A patient who is outside a hospital, but receives medical aid from it.

Outscouring (n.) That which is scoured out o/ washed out.

Outstanding (a.) That stands out; undischarged; uncollected; not paid; as, outstanding obligations.

Outstripped (imp. & p. p.) of Outstrip

Publication (n.) The act of publishing or making known; notification to the people at large, either by words, writing, or printing; proclamation; divulgation; promulgation; as, the publication of the law at Mount Sinai; the publication of the gospel; the publication of statutes or edicts.

Publication (n.) The act of offering a book, pamphlet, engraving, etc., to the public by sale or by gratuitous distribution.

Publication (n.) That which is published or made known; especially, any book, pamphlet, etc., offered for sale or to public notice; as, a daily or monthly publication.

Publication (n.) An act done in public.

Publishable (a.) Capable of being published; suitable for publication.

Publishment (n.) The act or process of making publicly known; publication.

Publishment (n.) A public notice of intended marriage, required by the laws of some States.

Puddle-ball (n.) The lump of pasty wrought iron as taken from the puddling furnace to be hammered or rolled.

Puerileness (n.) The quality of being puerile; puerility.

Puerilities (pl. ) of Puerility

Puff-legged (a.) Having a conspicuous tuft of feathers on the legs.

Pulchritude (n.) That quality of appearance which pleases the eye; beauty; come

Pulchritude (n.) Attractive moral excellence; moral beauty.

Pullman car () A kind of sleeping car; also, a palace car; -- often shortened to Pullman.

Pullulation (n.) A germinating, or budding.

Pulmonarian (n.) Any arachnid that breathes by lunglike organs, as the spiders and scorpions. Also used adjectively.

Pulmonifera (n. pl.) Same as Pulmonata.

Pulverizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pulverize

Pulverulent (a.) Consisting of, or reducible to, fine powder; covered with dust or powder; powdery; dusty.

Punchinello (n.) A punch; a buffoon; originally, in a puppet show, a character represented as fat, short, and humpbacked.

Puncticular (a.) Comprised in, or like, a point; exact.

Punctilious (a.) Attentive to punctilio; very nice or exact in the forms of behavior, etiquette, or mutual intercourse; precise; exact in the smallest particulars.

Punctualist (n.) One who is very exact in observing forms and ceremonies.

Punctuality (n.) The quality or state of being punctual; especially, adherence to the exact time of an engagement; exactness.

Punctuating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Punctuate

Punctuation (n.) The act or art of punctuating or pointing a writing or discourse; the art or mode of dividing literary composition into sentences, and members of a sentence, by means of points, so as to elucidate the author's meaning.

Punctuative (a.) Of or belonging to points of division; relating to punctuation.

Punctulated (a.) Marked with small spots.

Pupillarity (n.) The period before puberty, or from birth to fourteen in males, and twelve in females.

Purchasable (a.) Capable of being bought, purchased, or obtained for a consideration; hence, venal; corrupt.

Purgatively (adv.) In a purgative manner.

Purgatorial (a.) Alt. of Purgatorian

Purgatorian (a.) Of or pertaining to purgatory; expiatory.

Purgatorian (n.) One who holds to the doctrine of purgatory.

Purificator (n.) One who, or that which, purifies; a purifier.

Puritanical (a.) Of or pertaining to the Puritans, or to their doctrines and practice.

Puritanical (a.) Precise in observance of legal or religious requirements; strict; overscrupulous; rigid; -- often used by way of reproach or contempt.

Puritanized (imp. & p. p.) of Puritanize

Purpleheart (n.) A strong, durable, and elastic wood of a purplish color, obtained from several tropical American leguminous trees of the genus Copaifera (C. pubiflora, bracteata, and officinalis). Used for decorative veneering. See Copaiba.

Purportless (a.) Without purport or meaning.

Purposeless (a.) Having no purpose or result; objectless.

Purpresture (n.) Wrongful encroachment upon another's property; esp., any encroachment upon, or inclosure of, that which should be common or public, as highways, rivers, harbors, forts, etc.

Purse-proud (a.) Affected with purse pride; puffed up with the possession of riches.

Pursiveness (n.) Pursiness.

Purveiaunce (n.) Purveyance.

Pustulation (n.) The act of producing pustules; the state of being pustulated.

Putredinous (a.) Proceeding from putrefaction, or partaking of the putrefactive process; having an offensive smell; stinking; rotten.

Putrescence (n.) The state of being putrescent; putrescent matter.

Putrescible (a.) Capable of putrefaction; liable to become putrid; as, putrescible substances.

Putrescible (n.) A substance, usually nitrogenous, which is liable to undergo decomposition when in contact with air and moisture at ordinary temperatures.

Putrifacted (a.) Putrefied.

Putty-faced (a.) White-faced; -- used contemptuously.

Quack grass () See Quitch grass.

Quacksalver (n.) One who boasts of his skill in medicines and salves, or of the efficacy of his prescriptions; a charlatan; a quack; a mountebank.

Quadrennial (a.) Comprising four years; as, a quadrennial period.

Quadrennial (a.) Occurring once in four years, or at the end of every four years; as, quadrennial games.

Quadrennium (n.) A space or period of four years.

Quadribasic (a.) Same as Tetrabasic.

Quadrillion (n.) According to the French notation, which is followed also upon the Continent and in the United States, a unit with fifteen ciphers annexed; according to the English notation, the number produced by involving a million to the fourth power, or the number represented by a unit with twenty-four ciphers annexed. See the Note under Numeration.

Quadrilobed (a.) Having four lobes; as, a quadrilobate leaf.

Quadrinodal (a.) Possessing four nodes; as, quadrinodal curves.

Quadrivalve (a.) Dehiscent into four similar parts; four-valved; as, a quadrivalve pericarp.

Quadrivalve (n.) A door, shutter, or the like, having four folds.

Quadrupedal (a.) Having four feet; of or pertaining to a quadruped.

Quadrupling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quadruple

Qualifiable (a.) Capable of being qualified; abatable; modifiable.

Qualifiedly (adv.) In the way of qualification; with modification or qualification.

Qualitative (a.) Relating to quality; having the character of quality.

Quarantined (imp. & p. p.) of Quarantine

Quarrelling () of Quarrel

Quarrellous (a.) Quarrelsome.

Quarrelsome (a.) Apt or disposed to quarrel; given to brawls and contention; easily irritated or provoked to contest; irascible; choleric.

Quartenylic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid of the acrylic acid series, metameric with crotonic acid, and obtained as a colorless liquid; -- so called from having four carbon atoms in the molecule. Called also isocrotonic acid.

Quarterfoil (n.) An ornamental foliation having four lobes, or foils.

Quarterhung (a.) Having trunnions the axes of which lie below the bore; -- said of a cannon.

Quarterlies (pl. ) of Quarterly

Quarterpace (n.) A platform of a staircase where the stair turns at a right angle only. See Halfpace.


Queen truss () A truss framed with queen-posts; a queen-post truss.

Quermonious (a.) Complaining; querulous; apt to complain.

Querquedule (n.) A teal.

Querquedule (n.) The pintail duck.

Questioning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Question

Questionary (a.) Inquiring; asking questions; testing.

Questionary (n.) One who makes it his business to seek after relics and carry them about for sale.

Questionist (n.) A questioner; an inquirer.

Questionist (n.) A candidate for honors or degrees who is near the time of his examination.

Questmonger (n.) One who lays informations, and encourages petty lawsuits.

Questorship (n.) The office, or the term of office, of a questor.

Quibblingly (adv.) Triflingly; evasively.

Quicksilver (a.) The metal mercury; -- so called from its resemblance to liquid silver.

Quiescently (adv.) In a quiescent manner.

Quincuncial () Having the form of a quincunx.

Quincuncial () Having the leaves of a pentamerous calyx or corolla so imbricated that two are exterior, two are interior, and the other has one edge exterior and one interior; as, quincuncial aestivation.

Quindecagon (n.) A plane figure with fifteen angles, and consequently fifteen sides.

Quindecylic (n.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid of the fatty acid series, containing fifteen atoms of carbon; called also pentadecylic acid.

Quinhydrone (n.) A green crystal

Quinologist (n.) One who is versed in quinology.


Quinquereme (n.) A galley having five benches or banks of oars; as, an Athenian quinquereme.

Quinquevirs (pl. ) of Quinquevir

Quinqueviri (pl. ) of Quinquevir

Quintupling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quintuple

Quiritation (n.) A crying for help.

Quitclaimed (imp. & p. p.) of Quitclaim

Quiveringly (adv.) With quivering motion.

Rubblestone (n.) See Rubble, 1 and 2.

Rubefacient (a.) Making red.

Rubefacient (n.) An external application which produces redness of the skin.

Rubefaction (n.) The act or process of making red.

Rubicundity (n.) The quality or state of being rubicund; ruddiness.

Ruby-tailed (a.) Having the tail, or lower part of the body, bright red.

Rudderstock (n.) The main part or blade of the rudder, which is connected by hinges, or the like, with the sternpost of a vessel.

Rudesheimer (n.) A German wine made near Rudesheim, on the Rhine.

Rudimentary (a.) Of or pertaining to rudiments; consisting in first principles; elementary; initial; as, rudimental essays.

Rudimentary (a.) Very imperfectly developed; in an early stage of development; embryonic.

Ruffianlike (a.) Ruffianly.

Rule-monger (n.) A stickler for rules; a slave of rules

Rupturewort (n.) Same as Burstwort.

Rupturewort (n.) A West Indian plant (Alternanthera polygonoides) somewhat resembling burstwort.

Ruridecanal (a.) Of or pertaining to a rural dean; as, a ruridecanal district; the ruridecanal intellect.

Rushbuckler (n.) A bullying and violent person; a braggart; a swashbuckler.

Russophobia (n.) Morbid dread of Russia or of Russian influence.

Rusticating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rusticate

Rustication (n.) The act of rusticating, or the state of being rusticated; specifically, the punishment of a student for some offense, by compelling him to leave the institution for a time.

Rustication (n.) Rustic work.

Subacromial (a.) Situated beneath the acromial process of the scapula.

Subaduncate (a.) Somewhat hooked or curved.

Subadvocate (n.) An under or subordinate advocate.

Subapennine (a.) Under, or at the foot of, the Apennine mountains; -- applied, in geology, to a series of Tertiary strata of the older Pliocene period.

Subarcuated (a.) Having a figure resembling that of a bow; somewhat curved or arched.

Subarration (n.) The ancient custom of betrothing by the bestowal, on the part of the man, of marriage gifts or tokens, as money, rings, or other presents, upon the woman.

Subaudition (n.) The act of understanding, or supplying, something not expressed; also, that which is so understood or supplied.

Subaxillary (a.) Situated under the axilla, or armpit.

Subaxillary (a.) Placed under the axil, or angle formed by the branch of a plant with the stem, or a leaf with the branch.

Subbrachial (a.) Of or pertaining to the subbrachians.

Subbrachian (n.) One of the Subbrachiales.

Subcircular (a.) Nearly circular.

Subcolumnar (a.) Having an imperfect or interrupted columnar structure.

Subcontract (n.) A contract under, or subordinate to, a previous contract.

Subcontrary (a.) Contrary in an inferior degree.

Subcontrary (a.) Having, or being in, a contrary order; -- said of a section of an oblique cone having a circular base made by a plane not parallel to the base, but so inc

Subcontrary (a.) Denoting the relation of opposition between the particular affirmative and particular negative. Of these both may be true and only one can be false.

Subcontrary (n.) A subcontrary proposition; a proposition inferior or contrary in a lower degree.

Subcoracoid (a.) Situated under the coracoid process of the scapula; as, the subcoracoid dislocation of the humerus.

Subcorneous (a.) Situated under a horny part or layer.

Subcorneous (a.) Partially horny.

Subcultrate (a.) Alt. of Subcultrated

Subdeaconry (n.) Alt. of Subdeaconship

Subdelegate (n.) A subordinate delegate, or one with inferior powers.

Subdelegate (v. t.) To appoint to act as subdelegate, or as a subordinate; to depete.

Subdividing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Subdivide

Subdivision (n.) The act of subdividing, or separating a part into smaller parts.

Subdivision (n.) A part of a thing made by subdividing.

Subdominant (n.) The fourth tone above, or fifth below, the tonic; -- so called as being under the dominant.

Subelongate (a.) Not fully elongated; somewhat elongated.

Subglobular (a.) Nearly globular.

Subgovernor (n.) A subordinate or assistant governor.

Subgranular (a.) Somewhat granular.

Subhumerate (v. t.) To place the shoulders under; to bear.

Subhyoidean (a.) Situated or performed beneath the hyoid bone; as, subhyoidean laryngotomy.

Subindicate (v. t.) To indicate by signs or hints; to indicate imperfectly.

Subitaneous (a.) Sudden; hasty.

Subjectless (a.) Having no subject.

Subjectness (n.) Quality of being subject.

Subjugating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Subjugate

Subjugation (n.) The act of subjugating, or the state of being subjugated.

Subjunction (n.) Act of subjoining, or state of being subjoined.

Subjunction (n.) Something subjoined; as, a subjunction to a sentence.

Subjunctive (a.) Subjoined or added to something before said or written.

Subjunctive (n.) The subjunctive mood; also, a verb in the subjunctive mood.

Sublevation (n.) The act of raising on high; elevation.

Sublevation (n.) An uprising; an insurrection.

Subligation (n.) The act of binding underneath.

Sublimating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sublimate

Sublimation (n.) The act or process of subliming, or the state or result of being sublimed.

Sublimation (n.) The act of heightening or improving; exaltation; elevation; purification.

Sublimation (n.) That which is sublimed; the product of a purifying process.

Sublimatory (a.) Used for sublimation; as, sublimatory vessels.

Sublimatory (n.) A vessel used for sublimation.

Sublimeness (n.) The quality or state of being sublime; sublimity.

Sublimities (pl. ) of Sublimity

Sublittoral (a.) Under the shore.

Subluxation (n.) An incomplete or partial dislocation.

Submergence (n.) The act of submerging, or the state of being submerged; submersion.

Submetallic (a.) Imperfectly metallic; as, a submetallic luster.

Subminister (v. t.) To supply; to afford.

Subminister (v. i.) To be subservient; to be useful.

Submissness (n.) Submissiveness.

Submonition (n.) Suggestion; prompting.

Submultiple (n.) A number or quality which is contained in another an exact number of times, or is an aliquot part of it; thus, 7 is the submultiple of 56, being contained in it eight times.

Submultiple (a.) Of or pertaining to a submultiple; being a submultiple; as, a submultiple number; submultiple ratio.

Submuscular (a.) Situated underneath a muscle or muscles.

Subnarcotic (a.) Moderately narcotic.

Subnotation (n.) A rescript.

Subordinacy (n.) The quality or state of being subordinate, or subject to control; subordination, as, to bring the imagination to act in subordinacy to reason.

Subordinary (n.) One of several heraldic bearings somewhat less common than an ordinary. See Ordinary.

Subordinate (a.) Placed in a lower order, class, or rank; holding a lower or inferior position.

Subordinate (a.) Inferior in order, nature, dignity, power, importance, or the like.

Subordinate (n.) One who stands in order or rank below another; -- distinguished from a principal.

Subordinate (v. t.) To place in a lower order or class; to make or consider as of less value or importance; as, to subordinate one creature to another.

Subordinate (v. t.) To make subject; to subject or subdue; as, to subordinate the passions to reason.

Subornation (n.) The act of suborning; the crime of procuring a person to take such a false oath as constitutes perjury.

Subornation (n.) The sin or offense of procuring one to do a criminal or bad action, as by bribes or persuasion.

Subpellucid (a.) Somewhat pellucid; nearly pellucid.

Subpetiolar (a.) Concealed within the base of the petiole, as the leaf buds of the plane tree.

Subpoenaing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Subpoena

Subpyriform (a.) Somewhat pyriform.

Subquadrate (a.) Nearly or approximately square; almost square.

Subreligion (n.) A secondary religion; a belief or principle held in a quasi religious veneration.

Subrogation (n.) The act of subrogating.

Subrogation (n.) The substitution of one person in the place of another as a creditor, the new creditor succeeding to the rights of the former; the mode by which a third person who pays a creditor succeeds to his rights against the debtor.

Subscapular (a.) Alt. of Subscapulary

Subscribing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Subscribe

Subsecutive (a.) Following in a train or succession.

Subsemitone (n.) The sensible or leading note, or sharp seventh, of any key; subtonic.

Subsensible (a.) Deeper than the reach of the senses.

Subseptuple (a.) Having the ratio of one to seven.

Subsequence (n.) Alt. of Subsequency

Subsequency (n.) The act or state of following; -- opposed to precedence.

Subservient (a.) Fitted or disposed to subserve; useful in an inferior capacity; serving to promote some end; subordinate; hence, servile, truckling.

Subsextuple (a.) Having the ratio of one to six; as, a subsextuple proportion.

Subsidizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Subsidize

Subsilicate (n.) A basic silicate.

Subsistence (n.) Real being; existence.

Subsistence (n.) Inherency; as, the subsistence of qualities in bodies.

Subsistence (n.) That which furnishes support to animal life; means of support; provisions, or that which produces provisions; livelihood; as, a meager subsistence.

Subsistence (n.) Same as Hypostasis, 2.

Subsistency (n.) Subsistence.

Substantial (a.) Belonging to substance; actually existing; real; as, substantial life.

Substantial (a.) Not seeming or imaginary; not illusive; real; solid; true; veritable.

Substantial (a.) Corporeal; material; firm.

Substantial (a.) Having good substance; strong; stout; solid; firm; as, substantial cloth; a substantial fence or wall.

Substantial (a.) Possessed of goods or an estate; moderately wealthy; responsible; as, a substantial freeholder.

Substantive (a.) Betokening or expressing existence; as, the substantive verb, that is, the verb to be.

Substantive (a.) Depending on itself; independent.

Substantive (a.) Enduring; solid; firm; substantial.

Substantive (a.) Pertaining to, or constituting, the essential part or principles; as, the law substantive.

Substantive (n.) A noun or name; the part of speech which designates something that exists, or some object of thought, either material or immaterial; as, the words man, horse, city, goodness, excellence, are substantives.

Substantive (v. t.) To substantivize.

Substituent (n.) Any atom, group, or radical substituted for another, or entering a molecule in place of some other part which is removed.

Substituted (imp. & p. p.) of Substitute

Substituted (a.) Exchanged; put in the place of another.

Substituted (a.) Containing substitutions or replacements; having been subjected to the process of substitution, or having some of its parts replaced; as, alcohol is a substituted water; methyl amine is a substituted ammonia.

Substractor (n.) One who subtracts.

Substractor (n.) A detractor; a slanderer.

Subsulphate (n.) A sulphate with an excess of the base.

Subsulphide (n.) A nonacid compound consisting of one equivalent of sulphur and more than one equivalent of some other body, as a metal.

Subsumption (n.) The act of subsuming, or of including under another.

Subsumption (n.) That which is subsumed, as the minor clause or premise of a syllogism.

Subsumptive (a.) Relating to, or containing, a subsumption.

Subtectacle (n.) A space under a roof; a tabernacle; a dwelling.

Subthalamic (a.) Situated under the optic thalamus.

Subtilizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Subtilize

Subtracting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Subtract

Subtraction (n.) The act or operation of subtracting or taking away a part.

Subtraction (n.) The taking of a lesser number or quantity from a greater of the same kind or denomination; an operation for finding the difference between two numbers or quantities.

Subtraction (n.) The withdrawing or withholding from a person of some right to which he is entitled by law.

Subtractive (a.) Tending, or having power, to subtract.

Subtractive (a.) Having the negative sign, or sign minus.

Subtreasury (n.) A subordinate treasury, or place of deposit; as, the United States subtreasury at New York.

Subtropical (a.) Nearly tropical.

Subumbrella (n.) The integument of the under surface of the bell, or disk-shaped body, of a jellyfish.

Subundation (n.) A flood; a deluge.

Suburbicary (a.) Being in the suburbs; -- applied to the six dioceses in the suburbs of Rome subject to the pope as bishop of Rome.

Suburethral (a.) Situated under the urethra, or under its orifice.

Subvertible (a.) That may be subverted.

Succedaneum (n.) One who, or that which, succeeds to the place of another; that which is used for something else; a substitute

Succedaneum (n.) a remedy used as a substitute for another.

Successless (a.) Having no success.

Succiferous (a.) Producing or conveying sap.

Succinamate (n.) A salt of succinamic acid.

Succinimide (n.) A white crystal

Succinurate (n.) A salt of succinuric acid.

Succoteague (n.) The squeteague.

Succulently (adv.) In a succulent manner.

Sufficience (n.) Sufficiently.

Sufficiency (n.) The quality or state of being sufficient, or adequate to the end proposed; adequacy.

Sufficiency (n.) Qualification for any purpose; ability; capacity.

Sufficiency (n.) Adequate substance or means; competence.

Sufficiency (n.) Supply equal to wants; ample stock or fund.

Sufficiency (n.) Conceit; self-confidence; self-sufficiency.

Suffocating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Suffocate

Suffocating () a. & n. from Suffocate, v.

Suffocation (n.) The act of suffocating, or the state of being suffocated; death caused by smothering or choking.

Suffocative (a.) Tending or able to choke or stifle.

Suffragated (imp. & p. p.) of Suffragate

Suffragator (n.) One who assists or favors by his vote.

Sufragette. (n.) A woman who advocates the right to vote for women; a woman suffragist.

Suffumigate (v. t.) To apply fumes or smoke to the parts of, as to the body in medicine; to fumigate in part.

Sugar-house (n.) A building in which sugar is made or refined; a sugar manufactory.

Suggestment (n.) Suggestion.

Suggestress (n.) A woman who suggests.

Sui generis () Of his or its own kind.

Suitability (n.) The quality or state of being suitable; suitableness.

Suleah fish () A coarse fish of India, used in making a breakfast relish called burtah.

Sulphanilic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an anilene sulphonic acid which is obtained as a white crystal

Sulphaurate (n.) A salt of sulphauric acid.

Sulphionide (n.) A binary compound of sulphion, or one so regarded; thus, sulphuric acid, H/SO/, is a sulphionide.

Sulphovinic (a.) Of, pertaining to, and formerly designating, ethylsulphuric acid.

Sulphurated (imp. & p. p.) of Sulphurate

Sulphurator (n.) An apparatus for impregnating with, or exposing to the action of, sulphur; especially, an apparatus for fumigating or bleaching by means of the fumes of burning sulphur.

Sulphureity (n.) The quality or state of being sulphureous.

Sulphureous (a.) Consisting of sulphur; having the qualities of sulphur, or brimstone; impregnated with sulphur.

Sulphureted (a.) Combined or impregnated with sulphur; sulphurized.

Sulphurwort (n.) The hog's fennel. See under Fennel.

Sulphydrate (n.) A compound, analogous to a hydrate, regarded as a salt of sulphydric acid, or as a derivative of hydrogen sulphide in which one half of the hydrogen is replaced by a base (as potassium sulphydrate, KSH), or as a hydrate in which the oxygen has been wholly or partially replaced by sulphur.

Summerhouse (n.) A rustic house or apartment in a garden or park, to be used as a pleasure resort in summer.

Summersault (n.) Alt. of Summerset

Sumptuosity (n.) Expensiveness; cost

Superabound (v. i.) To be very abundant or exuberant; to be more than sufficient; as, the country superabounds with corn.

Superadding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Superadd

Supercarpal (a.) Situated above, or in the upper part of, the carpus.

Supercharge (v. t.) To charge (a bearing) upon another bearing; as, to supercharge a rose upon a fess.

Supercharge (n.) A bearing charged upon another bearing.

Supercilium (n.) The eyebrow, or the region of the eyebrows.

Superfamily (n.) A group intermediate between a family and a suborder.

Superfetate (v. i.) To conceive after a prior conception, but before the birth of the offspring.

Superficial (a.) Of or pertaining to the superficies, or surface; lying on the surface; shallow; not deep; as, a superficial color; a superficial covering; superficial measure or contents; superficial tillage.

Superficial (a.) Reaching or comprehending only what is obvious or apparent; not deep or profound; shallow; -- said especially in respect to study, learning, and the like; as, a superficial scholar; superficial knowledge.

Superficies (n.) The surface; the exterior part, superficial area, or face of a thing.

Superficies (n.) Everything on the surface of a piece of ground, or of a building, so closely connected by art or nature as to constitute a part of it, as houses, or other superstructures, fences, trees, vines, etc.

Superficies (n.) A real right consisting of a grant by a landed proprietor of a piece of ground, bearing a strong resemblance to the long building leases granted by landholders in England, in consideration of a rent, and under reservation of the ownership of the soil.

Superfluity (n.) A greater quantity than is wanted; superabundance; as, a superfluity of water; a superfluity of wealth.

Superfluity (n.) The state or quality of being superfluous; excess.

Superfluity (n.) Something beyond what is needed; something which serves for show or luxury.

Superfluous (a.) More than is wanted or is sufficient; rendered unnecessary by superabundance; unnecessary; useless; excessive; as, a superfluous price.

Superheated (imp. & p. p.) of Superheat

Superheater (n.) An apparatus for superheating steam.

Superimpose (v. t.) To lay or impose on something else; as, a stratum of earth superimposed on another stratum.

Superinduce (v. t.) To bring in, or upon, as an addition to something.

Superinfuse (v. t.) To infuse over.

Superintend (v. t.) To have or exercise the charge and oversight of; to oversee with the power of direction; to take care of with authority; to supervise; as, an officer superintends the building of a ship or the construction of a fort.

Superioress (n.) A woman who acts as chief in a convent, abbey, or nunnery; a lady superior.

Superiority (n.) The quality, state, or condition of being superior; as, superiority of rank; superiority in merit.

Superjacent (a.) Situated immediately above; as, superjacent rocks.

Superlation (n.) Exaltation of anything beyond truth or propriety.

Superlative (a.) Lifted up to the highest degree; most eminent; surpassing all other; supreme; as, superlative wisdom or prudence; a woman of superlative beauty; the superlative glory of the divine character.

Superlative (a.) Expressing the highest or lowest degree of the quality, manner, etc., denoted by an adjective or an adverb. The superlative degree is formed from the positive by the use of -est, most, or least; as, highest, most pleasant, least bright.

Superlative (n.) That which is highest or most eminent; the utmost degree.

Superlative (n.) The superlative degree of adjectives and adverbs; also, a form or word by which the superlative degree is expressed; as, strongest, wisest, most stormy, least windy, are all superlatives.

Superlunary (a.) Being above the moon; not belonging to this world; -- opposed to sublunary.

Supermedial (a.) Above the middle.

Supernatant (a.) Swimming above; floating on the surface; as, oil supernatant on water.

Supernatant (n.) The liquid remaining after solids suspended in the liquid have been sedimented by gravity or by centrifugation. Contrasted with the solid sediment, or (in centrifugation) the pellet.

Superplease (v. t.) To please exceedingly.

Superposing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Superpose

Superpraise (v. t.) To praise to excess.

Superreward (v. t.) To reward to an excessive degree.

Supersacral (a.) Situated over, or on the dorsal side of, the sacrum.

Superscribe (v. t.) To write or engrave (a name, address, inscription, or the like) on the top or surface; to write a name, address, or the like, on the outside or cover of (anything); as, to superscribe a letter.

Superscript (n.) Superscription.

Superseding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Supersede

Supersedeas (n.) A writ of command to suspend the powers of an officer in certain cases, or to stay proceedings under another writ.

Supersedure (n.) The act of superseding, or setting aside; supersession; as, the supersedure of trial by jury.

Superstrain (v. t.) To overstrain.

Superstrata (pl. ) of Superstatum

Superstatum (n.) A stratum, or layer, above another.

Superstruct (v. t.) To build over or upon another structure; to erect upon a foundation.

Supersubtle (a.) To subtle.

Supervening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Supervene

Supervising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Supervise

Supervision (n.) The act of overseeing; inspection; superintendence; oversight.

Supervisive (a.) Supervisory.

Supervisory (a.) Of or pertaining to supervision; as, supervisory powers.

Supervolute (a.) Having a plainted and convolute arrangement in the bud, as in the morning-glory.

Supparasite (v. t.) To flatter; to cajole; to act the parasite.

Suppeditate (v. t.) To supply; to furnish.

Supplanting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Supplant

Supple-jack (n.) A climbing shrub (Berchemia volubilus) of the Southern United States, having a tough and pliable stem.

Supple-jack (n.) A somewhat similar tropical American plant (Paullinia Curassavica); also, a walking stick made from its stem.

Supplicancy (n.) Supplication.

Supplicated (imp. & p. p.) of Supplicate

Supplicator (n.) One who supplicates; a supplicant.

Supportable (a.) Capable of being supported, maintained, or endured; endurable.

Supportance (n.) Support.

Supportless (a.) Having no support.

Supportment (n.) Support.

Supportress (n.) A female supporter.

Supposition (n.) The act of supposing, laying down, imagining, or considering as true or existing, what is known not to be true, or what is not proved.

Supposition (n.) That which is supposed; hypothesis; conjecture; surmise; opinion or belief without sufficient evidence.

Suppositive (a.) Including or implying supposition, or hypothesis; supposed.

Suppositive (n.) A word denoting or implying supposition, as the words if, granting, provided, etc.

Suppository (n.) A pill or bolus for introduction into the rectum; esp., a cylinder or cone of medicated cacao butter.

Suppressing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Suppress

Suppression (n.) The act of suppressing, or the state of being suppressed; repression; as, the suppression of a riot, insurrection, or tumult; the suppression of truth, of reports, of evidence, and the like.

Suppression (n.) Complete stoppage of a natural secretion or excretion; as, suppression of urine; -- used in contradiction to retention, which signifies that the secretion or excretion is retained without expulsion.

Suppression (n.) Omission; as, the suppression of a word.

Suppressive (a.) Tending to suppress; subduing; concealing.

Suppurating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Suppurate

Suppuration (n.) The act or process of suppurating.

Suppuration (n.) The matter produced by suppuration; pus.

Suppurative (a.) Tending to suppurate; promoting suppuration.

Suppurative (n.) A suppurative medicine.

Supputation (n.) Reckoning; account.

Supracostal (a.) Situated above, or on the outside of, the ribs.

Supraglotic (a.) Situated above the glottis; -- applied to that part of the cavity of the larynx above the true vocal cords.

Supra-ilium (n.) The cartilaginous cap at the sacral end of the ilium of some animals.

Supralunary (a.) Beyond the moon; hence, very lofty.

Supraocular (a.) Above the eyes; -- said of certain scales of fishes and reptiles.

Suprapubian (a.) Alt. of Suprapubic

Supraspinal (a.) Situated above the vertebral column.

Supraspinal (a.) Situated above a spine or spines; supraspinate; supraspinous.

Supravision (n.) Supervision.

Supravulgar (a.) Being above the vulgar or common people.

Suraddition (n.) Something added or appended, as to a name.

Surcharging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Surcharge

Surculation (n.) Act of purning.

Sure-footed (a.) Not liable to stumble or fall; as, a sure-footed horse.

Surmounting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Surmount

Surpassable (a.) That may be surpassed.

Surquedrous (a.) Having or exhibiting surquedry; arrogant; insolent.

Surrendered (imp. & p. p.) of Surrender

Surrenderee (n.) The person to whom a surrender is made.

Surrenderer (n.) One who surrenders.

Surrenderor (n.) One who makes a surrender, as of an estate.

Surrogation (n.) The act of substituting one person in the place of another.

Surrounding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Surround

Surrounding (a.) Inclosing; encircling.

Surrounding (n.) An encompassing.

Surrounding (n.) The things which surround or environ; external or attending circumstances or conditions.

Surturbrand (n.) A fibrous brown coal or bituminous wood.

Surveillant (n.) One who watches over another; an overseer; a spy; a supervisor.

Surveillant (a.) Overseeing; watchful.

Susceptible (a.) Capable of admitting anything additional, or any change, affection, or influence; readily acted upon; as, a body susceptible of color or of alteration.

Susceptible (a.) Capable of impression; having nice sensibility; impressible; tender; sensitive; as, children are more susceptible than adults; a man of a susceptible heart.

Suscipiency (n.) Admission.

Suscitating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Suscitate

Suscitation (n.) The act of raising or exciting.

Suspectable (a.) That may be suspected.

Suspectless (a.) Not suspecting; having no suspicion.

Suspectless (a.) Not suspected; not mistrusted.

Suspensible (a.) Capable of being suspended; capable of being held from sinking.

Suspensoria (pl. ) of Suspensorium

Suspiciency (v. t.) Suspiciousness; suspicion.

Suspiration (n.) The act of sighing, or fetching a long and deep breath; a deep respiration; a sigh.

Sustainable (a.) Capable of being sustained or maintained; as, the action is not sustainable.

Sustainment (n.) The act of sustaining; maintenance; support.

Sustentacle (n.) Sustenance.

Susurration (n.) A whispering; a soft murmur.

Susurringly (adv.) In the manner of a whisper.

Tuberculate (a.) Alt. of Tuberculated

Tuberculose (a.) Alt. of Tuberculous

Tuberculous (a.) Having tubercles; affected with, or characterized by, tubercles; tubercular.

Tubicornous (a.) Having hollow horns.

Tuf-taffeta (n.) A silk fabric formerly in use, having a nap or pile.

Tufthunting (n.) The practice of seeking after, and hanging on, noblemen, or persons of quality, especially in English universities.

Tulip-eared (a.) Having erect, pointed ears; prick-eared; -- said of certain dogs.

Tulipomania (n.) A violent passion for the acquisition or cultivation of tulips; -- a word said by Beckman to have been coined by Menage.

Tulip-shell (n.) A large, handsomely colored, marine univalve shell (Fasciolaria tulipa) native of the Southern United States. The name is sometimes applied also to other species of Fasciolaria.

Tumble-down (a.) Ready to fall; dilapidated; ruinous; as, a tumble-down house.

Tumblerfuls (pl. ) of Tumblerful

Tumefaction (n.) The act or process of tumefying, swelling, or rising into a tumor; a swelling.

Tun-bellied (a.) Having a large, protuberant belly, or one shaped like a tun; pot-bellied.

Turbellaria (n. pl.) An extensive group of worms which have the body covered externally with vibrating cilia. It includes the Rhabdoc/la and Dendroc/la. Formerly, the nemerteans were also included in this group.

Turbination (n.) The act of spinning or whirling, as a top.

Turbulently (adv.) In a turbulent manner.

Turdiformes (n. pl.) A division of singing birds including the thrushes and allied kinds.

Turgescence (n.) Alt. of Turgescency

Turgescency (n.) The act of swelling, or the state of being swollen, or turgescent.

Turgescency (n.) Empty magnificence or pompousness; inflation; bombast; turgidity.

Turn-buckle (n.) A loop or sleeve with a screw thread at one end and a swivel at the other, -- used for tightening a rod, stay, etc.

Turn-buckle (n.) A gravitating catch, as for fastening a shutter, the end of a chain, or a hasp.

Turningness (n.) The quality of turning; instability; tergiversation.

Turriculate (a.) Alt. of Turriculated

Tussah silk () A silk cloth made from the cocoons of a caterpillar other than the common silkworm, much used in Bengal and China.

Tussah silk () The silk fiber itself.

Tut-mouthed (a.) Having a projecting under jaw; prognathous.

Tut-workmen (pl. ) of Tut-workman

Tut-workman (n.) One who does tut-work.

Vulcanicity (n.) Volcanicity.

Vulcanizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vulcanize

Vulcanology (n.) The science which treats of phenomena due to plutonic action, as in volcanoes, hot springs, etc.

Vulgarizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vulgarize

Vulneration (n.) The act of wounding, or the state of being wounded.

Zumological (n.) Alt. of Zumometer

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Mark McCracken

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