12 letter words whose second letter is O

Boisterously (adv.) In a boisterous manner.

Bond servant () A slave; one who is bound to service without wages.

Bond service () The condition of a bond servant; service without wages; slavery.

Bonne bouche () A delicious morsel or mouthful; a tidbit.

Bonnyclabber (n.) Coagulated sour milk; loppered milk; curdled milk; -- sometimes called simply clabber.

Bons vivants (pl. ) of Bon vivant

Book-learned (a.) Versed in books; having knowledge derived from books.

Bord service () Service due from a bordar; bordage.

Borofluoride (n.) A double fluoride of boron and hydrogen, or some other positive element, or radical; -- called also fluoboride, and formerly fluoborate.

Borosilicate (n.) A double salt of boric and silicic acids, as in the natural minerals tourma

Bothrenchyma (n.) Dotted or pitted ducts or vessels forming the pores seen in many kinds of wood.

Bottle green () A dark shade of green, like that of bottle glass.

Bottleholder (n.) One who attends a pugilist in a prize fight; -- so called from the bottle of water of which he has charge.

Bottleholder (n.) One who assists or supports another in a contest; an abettor; a backer.

Bottle-nosed (a.) Having the nose bottle-shaped, or large at the end.

Boulangerite (n.) A mineral of a bluish gray color and metallic luster, usually in plumose masses, also compact. It is a sulphide of antimony and lead.

Bowstringing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bowstring

Coacervation (n.) A heaping together.

Coachmanship (n.) Skill in driving a coach.

Coadaptation (n.) Mutual adaption.

Coadjustment (n.) Mutual adjustment.

Coadventurer (n.) A fellow adventurer.

Coalitionist (n.) One who joins or promotes a coalition; one who advocates coalition.

Coal-whipper (n.) One who raises coal out of the hold of a ship.

Cocleariform (a.) Spoon-shaped.

Cock-brained (a.) Giddy; rash.

Cockfighting (n.) The act or practice of pitting gamecocks to fight.

Cockfighting (a.) Addicted to cockfighting.

Cockieleekie (n.) Same as Cockaleekie.

Codification (n.) The act or process of codifying or reducing laws to a code.

Coefficiency (n.) Joint efficiency; cooperation.

Coelenterata (n. pl.) A comprehensive group of Invertebrata, mostly marine, comprising the Anthozoa, Hydrozoa, and Ctenophora. The name implies that the stomach and body cavities are one. The group is sometimes enlarged so as to include the sponges.

Coelenterate (a.) Belonging to the Coelentera.

Coelenterate (n.) One of the Coelentera.

Coenesthesis (n.) Common sensation or general sensibility, as distinguished from the special sensations which are located in, or ascribed to, separate organs, as the eye and ear. It is supposed to depend on the ganglionic system.

Coerulignone (n.) A bluish violet, crystal

Cogitability (n.) The quality of being cogitable; conceivableness.

Cognoscitive (a.) Having the power of knowing.

Cohabitation (n.) The act or state of dwelling together, or in the same place with another.

Cohabitation (n.) The living together of a man and woman in supposed sexual relationship.

Cohesibility (n.) The state of being cohesible.

Coincidental (a.) Coincident.

Coincidently (adv.) With coincidence.

Coindication (n.) One of several signs or symptoms indicating the same fact; as, a coindication of disease.

Coinhabitant (n.) One who dwells with another, or with others.

Cold-blooded (a.) Having cold blood; -- said of fish or animals whose blood is but little warmer than the water or air about them.

Cold-blooded (a.) Deficient in sensibility or feeling; hard-hearted.

Cold-blooded (a.) Not thoroughbred; -- said of animals, as horses, which are derived from the common stock of a country.

Cold-hearted (a.) Wanting passion or feeling; indifferent.

Coleopterous (a.) Having wings covered with a case or sheath; belonging to the Coleoptera.

Coleopterist (n.) One versed in the study of the Coleoptera.

Collaborator (n.) An associate in labor, especially in literary or scientific labor.

Collaterally (adv.) Side by side; by the side.

Collaterally (adv.) In an indirect or subordinate manner; indirectly.

Collaterally (adv.) In collateral relation; not

Collatitious (a.) Brought together; contributed; done by contributions.

Collectional (a.) Of or pertaining to collecting.

Collectively (adv.) In a mass, or body; in a collected state; in the aggregate; unitedly.

Collectivism (n.) The doctrine that land and capital should be owned by society collectively or as a whole; communism.

Collectivist (n.) An advocate of collectivism.

Collectivist (a.) Relating to, or characteristic of, collectivism.

Collectorate (n.) The district of a collector of customs; a collectorship.


Colliquament (n.) The first rudiments of an embryo in generation.

Colliquating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Colliquate

Colliquation (n.) A melting together; the act of melting; fusion.

Colliquation (n.) A processive wasting or melting away of the solid parts of the animal system with copious excretions of liquids by one or more passages.

Colliquative (a.) Causing rapid waste or exhaustion; melting; as, colliquative sweats.

Collodionize (v. t.) To prepare or treat with collodion.

Collodiotype (n.) A picture obtained by the collodion process; a melanotype or ambrotype.

Colloidality (n.) The state or quality of being colloidal.

Colluctation (n.) A struggling; a contention.

Colonization (n.) The act of colonizing, or the state of being colonized; the formation of a colony or colonies.

Coloquintida (n.) See Colocynth.

Colt's tooth () See under Colt.

Columniation (n.) The employment or arrangement of columns in a structure.

Comet-finder (n.) Alt. of Comet- seeker

Cometography (n.) A description of, or a treatise concerning, comets.

Comicalities (pl. ) of Comicality

Commandatory (a.) Mandatory; as, commandatory authority.

Commanderies (pl. ) of Commandery

Commandingly (adv.) In a commanding manner.

Commemorable (a.) Worthy to be commemorated.

Commemorated (imp. & p. p.) of Commemorate

Commemorator (n.) One who commemorates.

Commencement (n.) The first existence of anything; act or fact of commencing; rise; origin; beginning; start.

Commencement (n.) The day when degrees are conferred by colleges and universities upon students and others.

Commendatary (n.) One who holds a living in commendam.

Commendation (n.) The act of commending; praise; favorable representation in words; recommendation.

Commendation (n.) That which is the ground of approbation or praise.

Commendation (n.) A message of affection or respect; compliments; greeting.

Commendatory (a.) Serving to commend; containing praise or commendation; commending; praising.

Commendatory (a.) Holding a benefice in commendam; as, a commendatory bishop.

Commendatory (n.) A commendation; eulogy.

Commensalism (n.) The act of eating together; table fellowship.

Commensality (n.) Fellowship at table; the act or practice of eating at the same table.

Commensation (n.) Commensality.

Commensurate (v. t.) To reduce to a common measure.

Commensurate (v. t.) To proportionate; to adjust.

Commensurate (a.) Having a common measure; commensurable; reducible to a common measure; as, commensurate quantities.

Commensurate (a.) Equal in measure or extent; proportionate.

Commentaries (pl. ) of Commentary

Commentation (n.) The act or process of commenting or criticising; exposition.

Commentation (n.) The result of the labors of a commentator.

Commercially (adv.) In a commercial manner.

Commigration (n.) Migration together.

Commiserable (a.) Pitiable.

Commiserated (imp. & p. p.) of Commiserate

Commiserator (n.) One who pities.

Commissarial (a.) Of or pertaining to a commissary.

Commissariat (n.) The organized system by which armies and military posts are supplied with food and daily necessaries.

Commissariat (n.) The body of officers charged with such service.

Commissaries (pl. ) of Commissary

Commissioned (imp. & p. p.) of Commission

Commissional (a.) Alt. of Commissionary

Commissioner (n.) A person who has a commission or warrant to perform some office, or execute some business, for the government, corporation, or person employing him; as, a commissioner to take affidavits or to adjust claims.

Commissioner (n.) An officer having charge of some department or bureau of the public service.

Committeeman (n.) A member of a committee.

Commodiously (adv.) In a commodious manner.

Commonalties (pl. ) of Commonalty

Common sense () See Common sense, under Sense.

Commonwealth (n.) A state; a body politic consisting of a certain number of men, united, by compact or tacit agreement, under one form of government and system of laws.

Commonwealth (n.) The whole body of people in a state; the public.

Commonwealth (n.) Specifically, the form of government established on the death of Charles I., in 1649, which existed under Oliver Cromwell and his son Richard, ending with the abdication of the latter in 1659.

Communicable (a.) Capable of being communicated, or imparted; as, a communicable disease; communicable knowledge.

Communicable (a.) Communicative; free-speaking.

Communicated (imp. & p. p.) of Communicate

Communicator (n.) One who communicates.

Compartition (n.) The act of dividing into parts or compartments; division; also, a division or compartment.

Compaternity (n.) The relation of a godfather to a person.

Compellation (n.) Style of address or salutation; an appellation.

Compellative (n.) The name by which a person is addressed; an appellative.

Compellatory (a.) Serving to compel; compulsory.

Compensating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Compensate

Compensation (n.) The act or principle of compensating.

Compensation (n.) That which constitutes, or is regarded as, an equivalent; that which makes good the lack or variation of something else; that which compensates for loss or privation; amends; remuneration; recompense.

Compensation (n.) The extinction of debts of which two persons are reciprocally debtors by the credits of which they are reciprocally creditors; the payment of a debt by a credit of equal amount; a set-off.

Compensation (n.) A recompense or reward for some loss or service.

Compensation (n.) An equivalent stipulated for in contracts for the sale of real estate, in which it is customary to provide that errors in description, etc., shall not avoid, but shall be the subject of compensation.

Compensative (a.) Affording compensation.

Compensative (n.) Compensation.

Compensatory (a.) Serving for compensation; making amends.

Competitress (n.) A woman who competes.

Complacently (adv.) In a complacent manner.

Complainable (a.) That may be complained of.

Complaintful (a.) Full of complaint.

Complaisance (n.) Disposition to please or oblige; obliging compliance with the wishes of others; a deportment indicative of a desire to please; courtesy; civility.

Complemental (a.) Supplying, or tending to supply, a deficiency; fully completing.

Complemental (a.) Complimentary; courteous.

Completement (n.) Act of completing or perfecting; completion.

Completeness (n.) The state of being complete.

Complexional (a.) Of or pertaining to constitutional complexion.

Complexioned (a.) Having (such) a complexion; -- used in composition; as, a dark-complexioned or a ruddy-complexioned person.

Complexities (pl. ) of Complexity

Complicating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Complicate

Complicately (adv.) In a complex manner.

Complication (n.) The act or process of complicating; the state of being complicated; intricate or confused relation of parts; entanglement; complexity.

Complication (n.) A disease or diseases, or adventitious circumstances or conditions, coexistent with and modifying a primary disease, but not necessarily connected with it.

Complicities (pl. ) of Complicity

Complimental (a.) Complimentary.

Complimenter (n.) One who compliments; one given to complimenting; a flatterer.

Comportation (n.) A bringing together.

Compoundable (a.) That may be compounded.

Comprecation (n.) A praying together.

Comprehended (imp. & p. p.) of Comprehend

Comprehensor (n.) One who comprehends; one who has attained to a full knowledge.

Compressible (a.) Capable of being pressed together or forced into a narrower compass, as an elastic or spongy substance.

Comprobation (n.) Joint attestation; proof.

Comprobation (n.) Approbation.

Compromising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Compromise

Compromitted (imp. & p. p.) of Compromit

Compte rendu () A report of an officer or agent.

Compulsative (a.) Compulsatory.

Compulsatory (a.) Operating with force; compelling; forcing; constraining; resulting from, or enforced by, compulsion.

Compulsively (adv.) By compulsion; by force.

Compulsorily (adv.) In a compulsory manner; by force or constraint.

Compunctious (a.) Of the nature of compunction; caused by conscience; attended with, or causing, compunction.

Compurgation (v. t.) The act or practice of justifying or confirming a man's veracity by the oath of others; -- called also wager of law. See Purgation; also Wager of law, under Wager.

Compurgation (v. t.) Exculpation by testimony to one's veracity or innocence.

Concatenated (imp. & p. p.) of Concatenate

Concelebrate (v. t.) To celebrate together.

Concentering (p. pr & vb. n.) of Concentre

Concentrated (imp. & p. p.) of Concentrate

Concentrator (n.) An apparatus for the separation of dry comminuted ore, by exposing it to intermittent puffs of air.

Concentrical (a.) Having a common center, as circles of different size, one within another.

Conceptional (a.) Pertaining to conception.

Concertation (n.) Strife; contention.

Concertative (a.) Contentious; quarrelsome.

Concessively (adv.) By way of concession.

Conchiferous (a.) Producing or having shells.

Conchologist (n.) One who studies, or is versed in, conchology.

Conciliabule (n.) An obscure ecclesiastical council; a conciliable.

Conciliating (p. pr & vb. n.) of Conciliate

Conciliation (n.) The act or process of conciliating; the state of being conciliated.

Conciliative (a.) Conciliatory.

Conciliatory (a.) Tending to conciliate; pacific; mollifying; propitiating.

Concionatory (a.) Of or pertaining to preaching or public addresses.

Conclamation (n.) An outcry or shout of many together.

Concludingly (adv.) Conclusively.

Conclusively (adv.) In the way of conclusion; decisively; positively.

Concomitance (n.) Alt. of Concomitancy

Concomitancy (n.) The state of accompanying; accompaniment.

Concomitancy (n.) The doctrine of the existence of the entire body of Christ in the eucharist, under each element, so that the body and blood are both received by communicating in one kind only.

Concordantly (adv.) In a concordant manner.

Concorporate (v. t. & i.) To unite in one mass or body; to incorporate.

Concorporate (a.) United in one body; incorporated.

Concremation (n.) The act of burning different things together.

Concrescence (n.) Coalescence of particles; growth; increase by the addition of particles.

Concrescible (a.) Capable of being changed from a liquid to a solid state.

Concreteness (n.) The quality of being concrete.

Concretional (a.) Concretionary.

Concretively (adv.) In a concrete manner.

Conculcating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conculcate

Concupiscent (a.) Having sexual lust; libidinous; lustful; lecherous; salacious.

Concurrently (adv.) With concurrence; unitedly.

Concussation (n.) A violent shock or agitation.

Condemnation (n.) The act of condemning or pronouncing to be wrong; censure; blame; disapprobation.

Condemnation (n.) The act of judicially condemning, or adjudging guilty, unfit for use, or forfeited; the act of dooming to punishment or forfeiture.

Condemnation (n.) The state of being condemned.

Condemnation (n.) The ground or reason of condemning.

Condemnatory (a.) Condemning; containing or imposing condemnation or censure; as, a condemnatory sentence or decree.

Condensating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Condensate

Condensation (n.) The act or process of condensing or of being condensed; the state of being condensed.

Condensation (n.) The act or process of reducing, by depression of temperature or increase of pressure, etc., to another and denser form, as gas to the condition of a liquid or steam to water.

Condensation (n.) A rearrangement or concentration of the different constituents of one or more substances into a distinct and definite compound of greater complexity and molecular weight, often resulting in an increase of density, as the condensation of oxygen into ozone, or of acetone into mesitylene.

Condensative (a.) Having the property of condensing.

Condescended (imp. & p. p.) of Condescend

Conditioning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Condition

Conditionate (v. t.) Conditional.

Conditionate (v. t.) To qualify by conditions; to regulate.

Conditionate (v. t.) To put under conditions; to render conditional.

Conductivity (n.) The quality or power of conducting, or of receiving and transmitting, as heat, electricity, etc.; as, the conductivity of a nerve.

Conduplicate (a.) Folded lengthwise along the midrib, the upper face being within; -- said of leaves or petals in vernation or aestivation.

Cone-in-cone (a.) Consisting of a series of parallel cones, each made up of many concentric cones closely packed together; -- said of a kind of structure sometimes observed in sedimentary rocks.

Confabulated (imp. & p. p.) of Confabulate

Confectioner (n.) A compounder.

Confectioner (n.) One whose occupation it is to make or sell confections, candies, etc.

Confederated (imp. & p. p.) of Confederate

Confederater (n.) A confederate.

Confederator (n.) A confederate.

Conferential (a.) Relating to conference.

Confessional (n.) The recess, seat, or inclosed place, where a priest sits to hear confessions; often a small structure furnished with a seat for the priest and with a window or aperture so that the penitent who is outside may whisper into the priest's ear without being seen by him or heard by others.

Confessional (a.) Pertaining to a confession of faith.

Confidential (a.) Enjoying, or treated with, confidence; trusted in; trustworthy; as, a confidential servant or clerk.

Confidential (a.) Communicated in confidence; secret.

Confirmation (n.) The act of confirming or strengthening; the act of establishing, ratifying, or sanctioning; as, the confirmation of an appointment.

Confirmation (n.) That which confirms; that which gives new strength or assurance; as to a statement or belief; additional evidence; proof; convincing testimony.

Confirmation (n.) A rite supplemental to baptism, by which a person is admitted, through the laying on of the hands of a bishop, to the full privileges of the church, as in the Roman Catholic, the Episcopal Church, etc.

Confirmation (n.) A conveyance by which a voidable estate is made sure and not voidable, or by which a particular estate is increased; a contract, express or implied, by which a person makes that firm and binding which was before voidable.

Confirmative (a.) Tending to confirm or establish.

Confirmatory (a. .) Serving to confirm; corroborative.

Confirmatory (a. .) Pertaining to the rite of confirmation.

Confirmingly (adv.) In a confirming manner.

Confiscating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Confiscate

Confiscation (n.) The act or process of taking property or condemning it to be taken, as forfeited to the public use.

Confiscatory (a.) Effecting confiscation; characterized by confiscations.

Conformation (n.) The act of conforming; the act of producing conformity.

Conformation (n.) The state of being conformed; agreement; hence; structure, as depending on the arrangement of parts; form; arrangement.

Conformities (pl. ) of Conformity

Confortation (n.) The act of strengthening.

Confoundedly (adv.) Extremely; odiously; detestable.

Confrication (n.) A rubbing together; friction.

Confrontment (n.) The act of confronting; the state of being face to face.

Confrontment (n.) The act of confronting; the state of being face to face.

Confucianism (n.) The political morality taught by Confucius and his disciples, which forms the basis of the Chinese jurisprudence and education. It can hardly be called a religion, as it does not inculcate the worship of any god.

Confucianist (n.) A follower of Confucius; a Confucian.

Confusedness (n.) A state of confusion.

Congenerical (a.) Belonging to the same genus; allied in origin, nature, or action.

Congeniality (n.) The state or quality of being congenial; natural affinity; adaptation; suitableness.

Congenialize (v. t.) To make congenial.

Congenitally (dv.) In a congenital manner.

Conglobating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conglobate

Conglobation (n.) The act or process of forming into a ball.

Conglobation (n.) A round body.

Conglobulate (v. i.) To gather into a small round mass.

Conglomerate (a.) Gathered into a ball or a mass; collected together; concentrated; as, conglomerate rays of light.

Conglomerate (a.) Closely crowded together; densly clustered; as, conglomerate flowers.

Conglomerate (a.) Composed of stones, pebbles, or fragments of rocks, cemented together.

Conglomerate (n.) That which is heaped together in a mass or conpacted from various sources; a mass formed of fragments; collection; accumulation.

Conglomerate (n.) A rock, composed or rounded fragments of stone cemented together by another mineral substance, either calcareous, siliceous, or argillaceous; pudding stone; -- opposed to agglomerate. See Breccia.

Conglomerate (v. t.) To gather into a ball or round body; to collect into a mass.

Conglutinant (a.) Cementing together; uniting closely; causing to adhere; promoting healing, as of a wound or a broken bone, by adhesion of the parts.

Conglutinate (a.) Glued together; united, as by some adhesive substance.

Conglutinate (v. t.) To glue together; to unite by some glutinous or tenacious substance; to cause to adhere or to grow together.

Conglutinate (v. i.) To unite by the intervention of some glutinous substance; to coalesce.

Congratulant (a.) Rejoicing together; congratulatory.

Congratulate (v. t.) To address with expressions of sympathetic pleasure on account of some happy event affecting the person addressed; to wish joy to.

Congratulate (v. i.) To express of feel sympathetic joy; as, to congratulate with one's country.

Congregating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Congregate

Congregation (n.) The act of congregating, or bringing together, or of collecting into one aggregate or mass.

Congregation (n.) A collection or mass of separate things.

Congregation (n.) An assembly of persons; a gathering; esp. an assembly of persons met for the worship of God, and for religious instruction; a body of people who habitually so meet.

Congregation (n.) The whole body of the Jewish people; -- called also Congregation of the Lord.

Congregation (n.) A body of cardinals or other ecclesiastics to whom as intrusted some department of the church business; as, the Congregation of the Propaganda, which has charge of the missions of the Roman Catholic Church.

Congregation (n.) A company of religious persons forming a subdivision of a monastic order.

Congregation (n.) The assemblage of Masters and Doctors at Oxford or Cambrige University, mainly for the granting of degrees.

Congregation (n.) the name assumed by the Protestant party under John Knox. The leaders called themselves (1557) Lords of the Congregation.

Conjecturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conjecture

Conjointness (n.) The quality of being conjoint.

Conjunctival (a.) Joining; connecting.

Conjunctival (a.) Of or pertaining to the conjunctiva.

Connaturally (adv.) By the act of nature; originally; from birth.

Connectively (adv.) In connjunction; jointly.

Connubiality (n.) The quality of being connubial; something characteristics of the conjugal state; an expression of connubial tenderness.

Consanguined (a.) Of kin blood; related.

Conscionable (a.) Governed by, or according to, conscience; reasonable; just.

Conscionably (adv.) Reasonably; justly.

Conscription (n.) An enrolling or registering.

Conscription (n.) A compulsory enrollment of men for military or naval service; a draft.

Conscription (a.) Belonging to, or of the nature of, a conspiration.

Consecrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Consecrate

Consecration (n.) The act or ceremony of consecrating; the state of being consecrated; dedication.

Consecratory (a.) Of or pertaining to the act of consecration; dedicatory.

Consentingly (adv.) With consent; in a compliant manner.

Consequently (adv.) By consequence; by natural or logical sequence or connection.

Conservation (n.) The act of preserving, guarding, or protecting; the keeping (of a thing) in a safe or entire state; preservation.

Conservatism (n.) The disposition and tendency to preserve what is established; opposition to change; the habit of mind; or conduct, of a conservative.

Conservative (a.) Having power to preserve in a safe of entire state, or from loss, waste, or injury; preservative.

Conservative (a.) Tending or disposed to maintain existing institutions; opposed to change or innovation.

Conservative (a.) Of or pertaining to a political party which favors the conservation of existing institutions and forms of government, as the Conservative party in England; -- contradistinguished from Liberal and Radical.

Conservative (n.) One who, or that which, preserves from ruin, injury, innovation, or radical change; a preserver; a conserver.

Conservative (n.) One who desires to maintain existing institutions and customs; also, one who holds moderate opinions in politics; -- opposed to revolutionary or radical.

Conservative (n.) A member of the Conservative party.

Conservatory (a.) Having the quality of preserving from loss, decay, or injury.

Conservatory (n.) That which preserves from injury.

Conservatory (n.) A place for preserving anything from loss, decay, waste, or injury; particulary, a greenhouse for preserving exotic or tender plants.

Conservatory (n.) A public place of instruction, designed to preserve and perfect the knowledge of some branch of science or art, esp. music.

Conservatrix (n.) A woman who preserves from loss, injury, etc.

Considerable (a.) Worthy of consideration, borne in mind, or attended to.

Considerable (a.) Of some distinction; noteworthy; influential; respectable; -- said of persons.

Considerable (a.) Of importance or value.

Considerably (adv.) In a manner or to a degree not trifling or unimportant; greatly; much.

Considerance (n.) Act of considering; consideration.

Considerator (n.) One who considers.

Consignatary (n.) A consignee.

Consignation (n.) The act of consigning; the act of delivering or committing to another person, place, or state.

Consignation (n.) The act of ratifying or establishing, as if by signing; confirmation; ratification.

Consignation (n.) A stamp; an indication; a sign.

Consignatory (n.) One of several that jointly sign a written instrument, as a treaty.

Consignature (n.) Joint signature.

Consistently (adv.) In a consistent manner.

Consistorial (a.) Of or pertaining to a consistory.

Consistorian (a.) Pertaining to a Presbyterian consistory; -- a contemptuous term of 17th century controversy.

Consistories (pl. ) of Consistory

Consociating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Consociate

Consociation (n.) Intimate union; fellowship; alliance; companionship; confederation; association; intimacy.

Consociation (n.) A voluntary and permanent council or union of neighboring Congregational churches, for mutual advice and cooperation in ecclesiastical matters; a meeting of pastors and delegates from churches thus united.

Consolidated (imp. & p. p.) of Consolidate

Consolidated (p. p. & a.) Made solid, hard, or compact; united; joined; solidified.

Consolidated (p. p. & a.) Having a small surface in proportion to bulk, as in the cactus.

Consonantize (v. t.) To change into, or use as, a consonant.

Consopiation (n.) The act of sleeping, or of lulling, to sleep.

Conspectuity (n.) The faculty of seeing; sight; eye.

Conspiracies (pl. ) of Conspiracy

Conspiration (n.) Agreement or concurrence for some end or purpose; conspiracy.

Conspiringly (adv.) In the manner of a conspirator; by conspiracy.

Constabulary (a.) Of or pertaining to constables; consisting of constables.

Constabulary (n.) The collective body of constables in any town, district, or country.

Constipating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Constipate

Constipation (n.) Act of crowding anything into a less compass, or the state of being crowded or pressed together; condensation.

Constipation (n.) A state of the bowels in which the evacuations are infrequent and difficult, or the intestines become filled with hardened faeces; costiveness.

Constituency (n.) A body of constituents, as the body of citizens or voters in a representative district.

Constituting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Constitute

Constitution (n.) The act or process of constituting; the action of enacting, establishing, or appointing; enactment; establishment; formation.

Constitution (n.) The state of being; that form of being, or structure and connection of parts, which constitutes and characterizes a system or body; natural condition; structure; texture; conformation.

Constitution (n.) The aggregate of all one's inherited physical qualities; the aggregate of the vital powers of an individual, with reference to ability to endure hardship, resist disease, etc.; as, a robust constitution.

Constitution (n.) The aggregate of mental qualities; temperament.

Constitution (n.) The fundamental, organic law or principles of government of men, embodied in written documents, or implied in the institutions and usages of the country or society; also, a written instrument embodying such organic law, and laying down fundamental rules and principles for the conduct of affairs.

Constitution (n.) An authoritative ordinance, regulation or enactment; especially, one made by a Roman emperor, or one affecting ecclesiastical doctrine or discip

Constitutive (a.) Tending or assisting to constitute or compose; elemental; essential.

Constitutive (a.) Having power to enact, establish, or create; instituting; determining.

Constraining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Constrain

Constricting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Constrict

Constriction (n.) The act of constricting by means of some inherent power or by movement or change in the thing itself, as distinguished from compression.

Constriction (n.) The state of being constricted; the point where a thing is constricted; a narrowing or binding.

Constrictive (a.) Serving or tending to bind or constrict.

Constringing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Constringe

Constringent (a.) Having the quality of contracting, binding, or compressing.

Constructing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Construct

Construction (n.) The process or art of constructing; the act of building; erection; the act of devising and forming; fabrication; composition.

Construction (n.) The form or manner of building or putting together the parts of anything; structure; arrangement.

Construction (n.) The arrangement and connection of words in a sentence; syntactical arrangement.

Construction (n.) The method of construing, interpreting, or explaining a declaration or fact; an attributed sense or meaning; understanding; explanation; interpretation; sense.

Constructive (a.) Having ability to construct or form; employed in construction; as, to exhibit constructive power.

Constructive (a.) Derived from, or depending on, construction or interpretation; not directly expressed, but inferred.

Constructure (n.) That which is constructed or formed; an edifice; a fabric.

Consultation (n.) The act of consulting or conferring; deliberation of two or more persons on some matter, with a view to a decision.

Consultation (n.) A council or conference, as of physicians, held to consider a special case, or of lawyers restained in a cause.

Consultative (a.) Pertaining to consultation; having the privilege or right of conference.

Consultatory (a.) Formed by, or resulting from, consultation; advisory.

Consummating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Consummate

Consummately (adv.) In a consummate manner; completely.

Consummation (n.) The act of consummating, or the state of being consummated; completed; completion; perfection; termination; end (as of the world or of life).

Consummative (a.) Serving to consummate; completing.

Contabescent (a.) Wasting away gradually.

Contagionist (n.) One who believes in the contagious character of certain diseases, as of yellow fever.

Contagiously (adv.) In a contagious manner.

Contaminable (a.) Capable of being contaminated.

Contaminated (imp. & p. p.) of Contaminate

Contemningly (adv.) Contemptuously.

Contemperate (v. t.) To temper; to moderate.

Contemplance (n.) Contemplation.

Contemplated (imp. & p. p.) of Contemplate

Contemplator (n.) One who contemplates.

Contemporary (a.) Living, occuring, or existing, at the same time; done in, or belonging to, the same times; contemporaneous.

Contemporary (a.) Of the same age; coeval.

Contemporary (n.) One who lives at the same time with another; as, Petrarch and Chaucer were contemporaries.

Contemptible (a.) Worthy of contempt; deserving of scorn or disdain; mean; vile; despicable.

Contemptible (a.) Despised; scorned; neglected; abject.

Contemptible (a.) Insolent; scornful; contemptuous.

Contemptibly (adv.) In a contemptible manner.

Contemptuous (a.) Manifesting or expressing contempt or disdain; scornful; haughty; insolent; disdainful.

Contentation (n.) Content; satisfaction.

Conterminant (a.) Having the same limits; ending at the same time; conterminous.

Conterminate (a.) Having the same bounds; conterminous.

Conterminous (a.) Having the same bounds, or limits; bordering upon; contiguous.

Conterranean (a.) Alt. of Conterraneous

Contestation (n.) The act of contesting; emulation; rivalry; strife; dispute.

Contestation (n.) Proof by witness; attestation; testimony.

Contestingly (adv.) In a contending manner.

Contignation (n.) The act or process of framing together, or uniting, as beams in a fabric.

Contignation (n.) A framework or fabric, as of beams.

Contingently (adv.) In a contingent manner; without design or foresight; accidentally.

Continuation (n.) That act or state of continuing; the state of being continued; uninterrupted extension or succession; prolongation; propagation.

Continuation (n.) That which extends, increases, supplements, or carries on; as, the continuation of a story.

Continuative (n.) A term or expression denoting continuance.

Continuative (n.) A word that continues the connection of sentences or subjects; a connective; a conjunction.

Continuities (pl. ) of Continuity

Continuously (adv.) In a continuous maner; without interruption.

Contractible (a.) Capable of contraction.

Contradicted (imp. & p. p.) of Contradict

Contradicter (n.) one who contradicts.

Contradictor (n.) A contradicter.

Contrapuntal (a.) Pertaining to, or according to the rules of, counterpoint.

Contrariness (n.) state or quality of being contrary; opposition; inconsistency; contrariety; perverseness; obstinacy.

Contrariwise (adv.) On the contrary; oppositely; on the other hand.

Contrariwise (adv.) In a contrary order; conversely.

Contravening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Contravene

Contributary (a.) Contributory.

Contributary (a.) Tributary; contributing.

Contributing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Contribute

Contribution (n.) The act of contributing.

Contribution (n.) That which is contributed; -- either the portion which an individual furnishes to the common stock, or the whole which is formed by the gifts of individuals.

Contribution (n.) An irregular and arbitrary imposition or tax leved on the people of a town or country.

Contribution (n.) Payment, by each of several jointly liable, of a share in a loss suffered or an amount paid by one of their number for the common benefit.

Contributive (a.) Contributing, or tending to contribute.

Contributory (a.) Contributing to the same stock or purpose; promoting the same end; bringing assistance to some joint design, or increase to some common stock; contributive.

Contributory (n.) One who contributes, or is liable to be called upon to contribute, as toward the discharge of a common indebtedness.

Contriteness (n.) Deep sorrow and penitence for sin; contrition.

Contriturate (v. t.) To triturate; to pulverize.

Contrivement (n.) Contrivance; invention; arrangement; design; plan.

Controllable (a.) Capable of being controlled, checked, or restrained; amenable to command.

Controversal (a.) Turning or looking opposite ways.

Controversal (a.) Controversial.

Controverser (n.) A disputant.

Controversor (n.) A controverser.

Controverted (imp. & p. p.) of Controvert

Controverter (n.) One who controverts; a controversial writer; a controversialist.

Contubernial (a.) Living or messing together; familiar; in companionship.

Contumacious (a.) Exhibiting contumacy; contemning authority; obstinate; perverse; stubborn; disobedient.

Contumacious (a.) Willfully disobedient to the summous or prders of a court.

Contumelious (a.) Exhibiting contumely; rudely contemptuous; insolent; disdainful.

Contumelious (a.) Shameful; disgraceful.

Convalescing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Convalesce

Convalescent (a.) Recovering from sickness or debility; partially restored to health or strength.

Convalescent (a.) Of or pertaining to convalescence.

Convalescent (n.) One recovering from sickness.

Convectively (adv.) In a convective manner.

Conveniently (adv.) In a convenient manner, form, or situation; without difficulty.

Conventicler (n.) One who supports or frequents conventicles.

Conventional (a.) Formed by agreement or compact; stipulated.

Conventional (a.) Growing out of, or depending on, custom or tacit agreement; sanctioned by general concurrence or usage; formal.

Conventional (a.) Based upon tradition, whether religious and historical or of artistic rules.

Conventional (a.) Abstracted; removed from close representation of nature by the deliberate selection of what is to be represented and what is to be rejected; as, a conventional flower; a conventional shell. Cf. Conventionalize, v. t.

Conventioner (n.) One who belongs to a convention or assembly.

Conversantly (adv.) In a familiar manner.

Conversation (n.) General course of conduct; behavior.

Conversation (n.) Familiar intercourse; intimate fellowship or association; close acquaintance.

Conversation (n.) Commerce; intercourse; traffic.

Conversation (n.) Colloquial discourse; oral interchange of sentiments and observations; informal dialogue.

Conversation (n.) Sexual intercourse; as, criminal conversation.

Conversative (a.) Relating to intercourse with men; social; -- opposed to contemplative.

Convexedness (n.) Convexity.

Conveyancing (n.) The business of a conveyancer; the act or business of drawing deeds, leases, or other writings, for transferring the title to property from one person to another.

Convict1ible (a.) Capable of being convicted.

Convincement (n.) Act of convincing, or state of being convinced; conviction.

Convincingly (adv.) in a convincing manner; in a manner to compel assent.

Convivialist (n.) A person of convivial habits.

Conviviality (n.) The good humor or mirth indulged in upon festive occasions; a convivial spirit or humor; festivity.

Convoluluses (pl. ) of Convolvulus

Convulsional (a.) Pertaining to, or having, convulsions; convulsionary.

Convulsively (adv.) in a convulsive manner.

Cony-catcher (n.) A cheat; a sharper; a deceiver.

Coordinating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coordinate

Coordinately (adv.) In a coordinate manner.

Coordination (n.) The act of coordinating; the act of putting in the same order, class, rank, dignity, etc.; as, the coordination of the executive, the legislative, and the judicial authority in forming a government; the act of regulating and combining so as to produce harmonious results; harmonious adjustment; as, a coordination of functions.

Coordination (n.) The state of being coordinate, or of equal rank, dignity, power, etc.

Coordinative (a.) Expressing coordination.

Copartneries (pl. ) of Copartnery

Copper-faced (a.) Faced or covered with copper; as, copper-faced type.

Copper works () A place where copper is wrought or manufactured.

Copple-crown (n.) A created or high-topped crown or head.

Coprophagous (a.) Feeding upon dung, as certain insects.

Copulatively (adv.) In a copulative manner.

Coquettishly (adv.) In a coquettish manner.

Coquilla nut () The fruit of a Brazilian tree (Attalea funifera of Martius.).

Corallaceous (a.) Like coral, or partaking of its qualities.

Corbel-table (n.) A horizontal row of corbels, with the panels or filling between them; also, less properly used to include the stringcourse on them.

Cordialities (pl. ) of Cordiality

Cor/niculate (a.) Horned; having horns.

Cor/niculate (a.) Having processes resembling small horns.

Corollaceous (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a corolla; having the form or texture of a corolla.

Corporalship (n.) A corporal's office.

Corporealism (n.) Materialism.

Corporealist (n.) One who denies the reality of spiritual existences; a materialist.

Corporeality (n.) The state of being corporeal; corporeal existence.

Corpusculous (a.) Corpuscular.

Corradiation (n.) A conjunction or concentration of rays in one point.

Correctional (a.) Tending to, or intended for, correction; used for correction; as, a correctional institution.

Correctioner (n.) One who is, or who has been, in the house of correction.

Correlatable (a.) Such as can be correlated; as, correlatable phenomena.

Corresponded (imp. & p. p.) of Correspond

Corrivalship (n.) Corivalry.

Corroborated (imp. & p. p.) of Corroborate

Corruptingly (adv.) In a manner that corrupts.

Corsepresent (n.) An offering made to the church at the interment of a dead body.

Corybantiasm (n.) A kind of frenzy in which the patient is tormented by fantastic visions and want of sleep.

Coryphaenoid (a.) Belonging to, or like, the genus Coryphaena. See Dolphin.

Coscinomancy (n.) Divination by means of a suspended sieve.

Cosmogonical (a.) Belonging to cosmogony.

Cosmographer (n.) One who describes the world or universe, including the heavens and the earth.

Cosmographic (a.) Alt. of Cosmographical

Cosmological (a.) Of or pertaining to cosmology.

Cosmoplastic (a.) Pertaining to a plastic force as operative in the formation of the world independently of God; world-forming.

Cosmopolitan (n.) Alt. of Cosmopolite

Cosmopolitan (a.) Alt. of Cosmopolite

Costermonger (n.) An apple seller; a hawker of, or dealer in, any kind of fruit or vegetables; a fruiterer.

Cotyledonary (a.) Having a cotyledon; tufted; as, the cotyledonary placenta of the cow.

Cotyledonous (a.) Of or pertaining to a cotyledon or cotyledons; having a seed lobe.

Cotyligerous (a.) Having cotyles.

Counttenance (n.) Appearance or expression of the face; look; aspect; mien.

Counttenance (n.) The face; the features.

Counttenance (n.) Approving or encouraging aspect of face; hence, favor, good will, support; aid; encouragement.

Counttenance (n.) Superficial appearance; show; pretense.

Countenanced (imp. & p. p.) of Countenance

Countenancer (n.) One who countenances, favors, or supports.

Counteracted (imp. & p. p.) of Counteract

Counterbrace (v. t.) To brace in opposite directions; as, to counterbrace the yards, i. e., to brace the head yards one way and the after yards another.

Counterbrace (v. t.) To brace in such a way that opposite strains are resisted; to apply counter braces to.

Countercharm (v. t.) To destroy the effect of a charm upon.

Countercharm (n.) That which has the power of destroying the effect of a charm.

Countercheck (v. t.) To oppose or check by some obstacle; to check by a return check.

Countercheck (n.) A check; a stop; a rebuke, or censure to check a reprover.

Countercheck (n.) Any force or device designed to restrain another restraining force; a check upon a check.

Counterclaim (n.) A claim made by a person as an offset to a claim made on him.

Counterdrawn (p. p.) of Counterdraw

Counterflory (a.) Adorned with flowers (usually fleurs-de-lis) so divided that the tops appear on one side and the bottoms on the others; -- said of any ordinary.

Counterforce (n.) An opposing force.

Counterguard (n.) A low outwork before a bastion or ravelin, consisting of two

Countermarch (v. i.) To march back, or to march in reversed order.

Countermarch (n.) A marching back; retrocession.

Countermarch (n.) An evolution by which a body of troops change front or reverse the direction of march while retaining the same men in the front rank; also, a movement by which the rear rank becomes the front one, either with or without changing the right to the left.

Countermarch (n.) A change of measures; alteration of conduct.

Countermined (imp. & p. p.) of Countermine

Countermured (imp. & p. p.) of Countermure

Counter-paly (a.) Paly, and then divided fesswise, so that each vertical piece is cut into two, having the colors used alternately or counterchanged. Thus the escutcheon in the illustration may also be blazoned paly of six per fess counterchanged argent and azure.

Counterplead (v. t.) To plead the contrary of; to plead against; to deny.

Counterpoint (n.) An opposite point

Counterpoint (n.) The setting of note against note in harmony; the adding of one or more parts to a given canto fermo or melody

Counterpoint (n.) The art of polyphony, or composite melody, i. e., melody not single, but moving attended by one or more related melodies.

Counterpoint (n.) Music in parts; part writing; harmony; polyphonic music. See Polyphony.

Counterpoint (n.) A coverlet; a cover for a bed, often stitched or broken into squares; a counterpane. See 1st Counterpane.

Counterpoise (v. t.) To act against with equal weight; to equal in weight; to balance the weight of; to counterbalance.

Counterpoise (v. t.) To act against with equal power; to balance.

Counterpoise (n.) A weight sufficient to balance another, as in the opposite scale of a balance; an equal weight.

Counterpoise (n.) An equal power or force acting in opposition; a force sufficient to balance another force.

Counterpoise (n.) The relation of two weights or forces which balance each other; equilibrium; equiponderance.

Counterprove (v. t.) To take a counter proof of, or a copy in reverse, by taking an impression directly from the face of an original. See Counter proof, under Counter.

Counter-roll (n.) A duplicate roll (record or account) kept by an officer as a check upon another officer's roll.

Counterscale (n.) Counterbalance; balance, as of one scale against another.

Counterscarf (n.) The exterior slope or wall of the ditch; -- sometimes, the whole covered way, beyond the ditch, with its parapet and glacis; as, the enemy have lodged themselves on the counterscarp.

Countershaft (n.) An intermediate shaft; esp., one which receives motion from a

Counterstand (n.) Resistance; opposition; a stand against.

Counterstock (n.) See Counterfoil.

Counterweigh (v. t.) To weigh against; to counterbalance.

Counterwheel (v. t.) To cause to wheel or turn in an opposite direction.

Countingroom (v.) The house or room in which a merchant, trader, or manufacturer keeps his books and transacts business.

Countreplete (v. t.) To counterplead.

Country-base (n.) Same as Prison base.

Country seat () A dwelling in the country, used as a place of retirement from the city.

Countrywomen (pl. ) of Countrywoman

Countrywoman (n.) A woman born, or dwelling, in the country, as opposed to the city; a woman born or dwelling in the same country with another native or inhabitant.

Couple-close (n.) A diminutive of the chevron, containing one fourth of its surface. Couple-closes are generally borne one on each side of a chevron, and the blazoning may then be either a chevron between two couple-closes or chevron cottised.

Couple-close (n.) A pair of rafters framed together with a tie fixed at their feet, or with a collar beam.

Courageously (adv.) In a courageous manner.

Court tennis () See under Tennis.

Covert baron () Under the protection of a husband; married.

Covetiveness (n.) Acquisitiveness.

Covetousness (n.) Strong desire.

Covetousness (n.) A strong or inordinate desire of obtaining and possessing some supposed good; excessive desire for riches or money; -- in a bad sense.


Coxcomically (adv.) Conceitedly.

Doctrinarian (n.) A doctrinaire.

Dodecagynian (a.) Alt. of Dodecagynous

Dodecagynous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Dodecagynia; having twelve styles.

Dodecahedral (a.) Pertaining to, or like, a dodecahedion; consisting of twelve equal sides.

Dodecahedron (n.) A solid having twelve faces.

Dodecandrian (a.) Alt. of Dodecandrous

Dodecandrous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Dodecandria; having twelve stamens, or from twelve to nineteen.

Dodecatemory (n.) A tern applied to the twelve houses, or parts, of the zodiac of the primum mobile, to distinguish them from the twelve signs; also, any one of the twelve signs of the zodiac.

Dogmatically (adv.) In a dogmatic manner; positively; magisterially.

Dog's-tongue (n.) Hound's-tongue.

Dolly Varden () A character in Dickens's novel "Barnaby Rudge," a beautiful, lively, and coquettish girl who wore a cherry-colored mantle and cherry-colored ribbons.

Dolly Varden () A style of light, bright-figured dress goods for women; also, a style of dress.

Doloriferous (a.) Producing pain.

Domestically (adv.) In a domestic manner; privately; with reference to domestic affairs.

Domesticated (imp. & p. p.) of Domesticate

Domesticator (n.) One who domesticates.

Domiciliated (imp. & p. p.) of Domiciliate

Dorking fowl () One of a breed of large-bodied domestic fowls, having five toes, or the hind toe double. There are several strains, as the white, gray, and silver-gray. They are highly esteemed for the table.

Dorsiventral (a.) Having distinct upper and lower surfaces, as most common leaves. The leaves of the iris are not dorsiventral.

Dorsiventral (a.) See Dorsoventral.

Dorsoventral (a.) From the dorsal to the ventral side of an animal; as, the dorsoventral axis.

Double-ender (n.) A vessel capable of moving in either direction, having bow and rudder at each end.

Double-ender (n.) A locomotive with pilot at each end.

Double-faced (a.) Having two faces designed for use; as, a double-faced hammer.

Double-faced (a.) Deceitful; hypocritical; treacherous.

Double first () A degree of the first class both in classics and mathematics.

Double first () One who gains at examinations the highest honor both in the classics and the mathematics.

Doubleminded (a.) Having different minds at different times; unsettled; undetermined.

Double-quick (a.) Of, or performed in, the fastest time or step in marching, next to the run; as, a double-quick step or march.

Double-quick (n.) Double-quick time, step, or march.

Double-quick (v. i. & t.) To move, or cause to move, in double-quick time.

Double-shade (v. t.) To double the natural darkness of (a place).

Doubtfulness (n.) State of being doubtful.

Doubtfulness (n.) Uncertainty of meaning; ambiguity; indefiniteness.

Doubtfulness (n.) Uncertainty of event or issue.

Doughfaceism (n.) The character of a doughface; truckling pliability.

Doxologizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Doxologize

Focalization (n.) The act of focalizing or bringing to a focus, or the state of being focalized.

Folliculated (a.) Having follicles.

Foot poundal () A unit of energy or work, equal to the work done in moving a body through one foot against the force of one poundal.

Foraminifera (n. pl.) An extensive order of rhizopods which generally have a chambered calcareous shell formed by several united zooids. Many of them have perforated walls, whence the name. Some species are covered with sand. See Rhizophoda.

Forcibleness (n.) The quality of being forcible.

Foreadmonish (v. t.) To admonish beforehand, or before the act or event.

Forealleging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Foreallege

Forebodement (n.) The act of foreboding; the thing foreboded.

Forebodingly (adv.) In a foreboding manner.

Foreconceive (v. t.) To preconceive; to imagine beforehand.

Forejudgment (n.) Prejudgment.

Foreordinate (v. t.) To foreordain.

Forepromised (a.) Promised beforehand; preengaged.

Foresightful (a.) Foresighted.

Forespeaking (n.) A prediction; also, a preface.

Forestalling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forestall

Foretokening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Foretoken

Fore-topmast (n.) The mast erected at the head of the foremast, and at the head of which stands the fore-topgallant mast. See Ship.

Fore-topsail (n.) See Sail.

Fourfeitable (a.) Liable to be forfeited; subject to forfeiture.

Forgettingly (adv.) By forgetting.

Formaldehyde (n.) A colorless, volatile liquid, H2CO, resembling acetic or ethyl aldehyde, and chemically intermediate between methyl alcohol and formic acid.

Fornicatress (n.) A woman guilty of fornication.

Forswornness (n.) State of being forsworn.

Foul-mouthed (a.) Using language scurrilous, opprobrious, obscene, or profane; abusive.

Foundationer (n.) One who derives support from the funds or foundation of a college or school.

Foundershaft (n.) The first shaft sunk.

Fountainless (a.) Having no fountain; destitute of springs or sources of water.

Four-in-hand (a.) Consisting of four horses controlled by one person; as, a four-in-hand team; drawn by four horses driven by one person; as, a four-in-hand coach.

Four-in-hand (n.) A team of four horses driven by one person; also, a vehicle drawn by such a team.

Four-o'clock (n.) A plant of the genus Mirabilis. There are about half a dozen species, natives of the warmer parts of America. The common four-o'clock is M. Jalapa. Its flowers are white, yellow, and red, and open toward sunset, or earlier in cloudy weather; hence the name. It is also called marvel of Peru, and afternoon lady.

Four-o'clock (n.) The friar bird; -- so called from its cry, which resembles these words.

Four-wheeled (a.) Having four wheels.

Four-wheeler (n.) A vehicle having four wheels.

Gold-beating (n.) The art or process of reducing gold to extremely thin leaves, by beating with a hammer.

Good-humored (a.) Having a cheerful spirit and demeanor; good-tempered. See Good-natured.

Good-looking (a.) Handsome.

Good-natured (a.) Naturally mild in temper; not easily provoked.

Gooseberries (pl. ) of Gooseberry

Goring cloth (n.) A piece of canvas cut obliquely to widen a sail at the foot.

Gormandizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gormandize

Goroon shell () A large, handsome, marine, univalve shell (Triton femorale).

Governmental (a.) Pertaining to government; made by government; as, governmental duties.

Governorship (n.) The office of a governor.

Hognosesnake () A harmless North American snake of the genus Heterodon, esp. H. platyrhynos; -- called also puffing adder, blowing adder, and sand viper.

Holder-forth (n.) One who speaks in public; an haranguer; a preacher.

Holometabola (n. pl.) Those insects which have a complete metamorphosis; metabola.

Holophrastic (a.) Expressing a phrase or sentence in a single word, -- as is the case in the aboriginal languages of America.

Holosiderite (n.) Meteoric iron; a meteorite consisting of metallic iron without stony matter.

Home-keeping (a.) Staying at home; not gadding.

Home-keeping (n.) A staying at home.

Homeopathist (n.) A believer in, or practitioner of, homeopathy.

Homocerebrin (n.) A body similar to, or identical with, cerebrin.

Homochromous (a.) Having all the florets in the same flower head of the same color.

Homodynamous (a.) Pertaining to, or involving, homodynamy; as, successive or homodynamous parts in plants and animals.

Homoeomerous (a.) Having the main artery of the leg parallel with the sciatic nerve; -- said of certain birds.

Homoeopathic (n.) Alt. of Homoeopathy

Homoioptoton (n.) A figure in which the several parts of a sentence end with the same case, or inflection generally.

Homologating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Homologate

Homologation (n.) Confirmation or ratification (as of something otherwise null and void), by a court or a grantor.

Homomorphous (a.) Characterized by homomorphism.

Homomorphism (n.) Same as Homomorphy.

Homomorphism (n.) The possession, in one species of plants, of only one kind of flowers; -- opposed to heteromorphism, dimorphism, and trimorphism.

Homomorphism (n.) The possession of but one kind of larvae or young, as in most insects.

Homonymously (adv.) In an homonymous manner; so as to have the same name or relation.

Homonymously (adv.) Equivocally; ambiguously.

Homosystemic (a.) Developing, in the case of multicellular organisms, from the same embryonic systems into which the secondary unit (gastrula or plant enbryo) differentiates.

Homothermous (a.) Warm-blooded; homoiothermal; haematothermal.

Honeysuckled (a.) Covered with honeysuckles.

Honiton lace () A kind of pillow lace, remarkable for the beauty of its figures; -- so called because chiefly made in Honiton, England.

Hood molding () Alt. of Hood moulding

Horizontally (adv.) In a horizontal direction or position; on a level; as, moving horizontally.

Horny-handed (a.) Having the hands horny and callous from labor.

Horometrical (a.) Belonging to horometry.

Horribleness (n.) The state or quality of being horrible; dreadfulness; hideousness.

Horse-drench (n.) A dose of physic for a horse.

Horse-drench (n.) The appliance by which the dose is administred.

Horse Guards () A body of cavalry so called; esp., a British regiment, called the Royal Horse Guards, which furnishes guards of state for the sovereign.

Horse-jockey (n.) A professional rider and trainer of race horses.

Horse-jockey (n.) A trainer and dealer in horses.

Horse-litter (n.) A carriage hung on poles, and borne by and between two horses.

Horsemanship (n.) The act or art of riding, and of training and managing horses; manege.

Horse-radish (n.) A plant of the genus Nasturtium (N. Armoracia), allied to scurvy grass, having a root of a pungent taste, much used, when grated, as a condiment and in medicine.

Horseshoeing (n.) The act or employment of shoeing horses.

Horticulture (n.) The cultivation of a garden or orchard; the art of cultivating gardens or orchards.

Hostess-ship (n.) The character, personality, or office of a hostess.

Hot-spirited (a.) Having a fiery spirit; hot-headed.

Hottentotism (n.) A term employed to describe one of the varieties of stammering.

Housebreaker (n.) One who is guilty of the crime of housebreaking.

Housebuilder (n.) One whose business is to build houses; a housewright.

Housekeeping (n.) The state of occupying a dwelling house as a householder.

Housekeeping (n.) Care of domestic concerns; management of a house and home affairs.

Housekeeping (n.) Hospitality; a liberal and hospitable table; a supply of provisions.

Housekeeping (a.) Domestic; used in a family; as, housekeeping commodities.

Housewarming (n.) A feast or merry-making made by or for a family or business firm on taking possession of a new house or premises.

Joe-Pye weed () A tall composite plant of the genus Eupatorium (E. purpureum), with purplish flowers, and whorled leaves.

Jointureless (a.) Having no jointure.

Journalistic (a.) Pertaining to journals or to journalists; contained in, or characteristic of, the public journals; as journalistic literature or enterprise.

Journalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Journalize

Lobeliaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants of which the genus Lobelia is the type.

Localization (n.) Act of localizing, or state of being localized.

Lochaber axe () A weapon of war, consisting of a pole armed with an axhead at its end, formerly used by the Scotch Highlanders.

Locomotivity (n.) The power of changing place.

Locum tenens () A substitute or deputy; one filling an office for a time.

Loggerheaded (a.) Dull; stupid.

Lombar-house (n.) A bank or a pawnbroker's shop.

Lombar-house (n.) A public institution for lending money to the poor at a moderate interest, upon articles deposited and pledged; -- called also mont de piete.

Lomentaceous (a.) Of the nature of a loment; having fruits like loments.

Longilateral (a.) Having long sides especially, having the form of a long parallelogram.

Longipennate (a.) Having long wings, or quills.

Longipennine (a.) Of or pertaining to the Longipennes; longipennate.

Longirostres (pl. ) of Longiroster

Longirosters (pl. ) of Longiroster

Longirostral (a.) Having a long bill; of or pertaining to the Longirostres.

Longirostres (n. pl.) A group of birds characterized by having long slender bills, as the sandpipers, curlews, and ibises. It is now regarded as an artificial division.

Longitudinal (a.) Of or pertaining to longitude or length; as, longitudinal distance.

Longitudinal (a.) Extending in length; in the direction of the length; running lengthwise, as distinguished from transverse; as, the longitudinal diameter of a body.

Longitudinal (n.) A railway sleeper lying parallel with the rail.

Longshoremen (pl. ) of Longshoreman

Longshoreman (n.) One of a class of laborers employed about the wharves of a seaport, especially in loading and unloading vessels.

Long-sighted (a.) Able to see objects at a great distance; hence, having great foresight; sagacious; farseeing.

Long-sighted (a.) Able to see objects distinctly at a distance, but not close at hand; hypermetropic.

Long-tongued (a.) Having a long tongue.

Long-tongued (a.) Talkative; babbling; loquacious.

Long-waisted (a.) Having a long waist; long from the armpits to the armpits to the bottom of the waist; -- said of persons.

Long-waisted (a.) Long from the part about the neck or shoulder, or from the armpits, to the bottom of the weist, or to the skirt; -- said of garments; as, a long-waisted coat.

Loquaciously (adv.) In a loquacious manner.

Loud-mouthed (a.) Having a loud voice; talking or sounding noisily; noisily impudent.

Loup-cervier (n.) The Canada lynx. See Lynx.

Low-pressure (a.) Having, employing, or exerting, a low degree of pressure.

Low-spirited (a.) Deficient in animation and courage; dejected; depressed; not sprightly.

Mobilization (n.) The act of mobilizing.

Mockingstock (n.) A butt of sport; an object of derision.

Moderateness (n.) The quality or state of being moderate; temperateness; moderation.

Modification (n.) The act of modifying, or the state of being modified; a modified form or condition; state as modified; a change; as, the modification of an opinion, or of a machine; the various modifications of light.

Modificative (n.) That which modifies or qualifies, as a word or clause.

Modificatory (a.) Tending or serving to modify; modifying.

Moistureless (a.) Without moisture.

Molecularity (n.) The state of consisting of molecules; the state or quality of being molecular.

Molluscoidal (a.) Molluscoid.

Molluscoidea (n. pl.) A division of Invertebrata which includes the classes Brachiopoda and Bryozoa; -- called also Anthoid Mollusca.

Momentaneous (a.) Alt. of Momentany

Monadelphian (a.) Alt. of Monadelphous

Monadelphous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Monadelphia; having the stamens united in one body by the filaments.

Monarchizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Monarchize

Monastically (adv.) In a monastic manner.

Monetization (n.) The act or process of converting into money, or of adopting as money; as, the monetization of silver.

Money-making (n.) The act or process of making money; the acquisition and accumulation of wealth.

Money-making (a.) Affording profitable returns; lucrative; as, a money-making business.

Money-making (a.) Sussessful in gaining money, and devoted to that aim; as, a money-making man.

Monitorially (adv.) In a monitorial manner.

Monkey-bread (n.) The fruit of the Adansonia digitata; also, the tree. See Adansonia.

Monocarbonic (a.) Containing one carboxyl group; as, acetic acid is a monocarbonic acid.

Monociliated (a.) Having but one cilium.

Monodelphian (n.) One of the Monodelphia.

Monodelphous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Monodelphia.

Monodimetric (a.) Dimetric.

Monodramatic (a.) Pertaining to a monodrama.

Monodynamism (n.) The theory that the various forms of activity in nature are manifestations of the same force.

Monogenistic (a.) Monogenic.

Monogoneutic (a.) Having but one brood in a season.

Monogrammous (a.) Monogrammic.

Monographist (n.) One who writes a monograph.

Monographous (a.) Monographic.

Monohemerous (a.) Lasting but one day.

Monomaniacal (a.) Affected with monomania, or partial derangement of intellect; caused by, or resulting from, monomania; as, a monomaniacal delusion.

Monometallic (a.) Consisting of one metal; of or pertaining to monometallism.

Monomorphous (a.) Having but a single form; retaining the same form throughout the various stages of development; of the same or of an essentially similar type of structure; -- opposed to dimorphic, trimorphic, and polymorphic.

Monopersonal (a.) Having but one person, or form of existence.

Monopetalous (a.) Having only one petal, or the corolla in one piece, or composed of petals cohering so as to form a tube or bowl; gamopetalous.

Monophyletic (a.) Of or pertaining to a single family or stock, or to development from a single common parent form; -- opposed to polyphyletic; as, monophyletic origin.

Monophyllous (a.) One-leaved; composed of a single leaf; as, a monophyllous involucre or calyx.

Monophyodont (a.) Having but one set of teeth; -- opposed to diphyodont.

Monopneumona (n. pl.) A suborder of Dipnoi, including the Ceratodus.

Monopolistic (a.) Of or pertaining to a monopolist.

Monopolizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Monopolize

Monopsychism (n.) The doctrine that there is but one immortal soul or intellect with which all men are endowed.

Monopyrenous (a.) Having but a single stone or kernel.

Monosepalous (a.) Having only one sepal, or the calyx in one piece or composed of the sepals united into one piece; gamosepalous.

Monospermous (a.) Having only one seed.

Monostichous (a.) Arranged in a single row on one side of an axis, as the flowers in grasses of the tribe Chloridae.

Monostrophic (a.) Having one strophe only; not varied in measure; written in unvaried measure.

Monosulphide (n.) A sulphide containing one atom of sulphur, and analogous to a monoxide; -- contrasted with a polysulphide; as, galena is a monosulphide.

Monosyllabic (a.) Being a monosyllable, or composed of monosyllables; as, a monosyllabic word; a monosyllabic language.

Monosyllable (n.) A word of one syllable.

Monotessaron (n.) A single narrative framed from the statements of the four evangelists; a gospel harmony.

Monothalaman (n.) A foraminifer having but one chamber.

Monotheistic (a.) Of or pertaining to monotheism.

Monothelitic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Monothelites, or their doctrine.

Monotriglyph (n.) A kind of intercolumniation in an entablature, in which only one triglyph and two metopes are introduced.

Messeigneurs (pl. ) of Monseigneur

Monstruosity (n.) Monstrosity.

Monumentally (adv.) By way of memorial.

Monumentally (adv.) By means of monuments.

Moralization (n.) The act of moralizing; moral reflections or discourse.

Moralization (n.) Explanation in a moral sense.

Morigeration (n.) Obsequiousness; obedience.

Morphologist (n.) One who is versed in the science of morphology.

Morsing horn () A horn or flask for holding powder, as for priming.

Mortifyingly (adv.) In a mortifying manner.


Mother-naked (a.) Naked as when born.

Mountenaunce (n.) Mountance.

Mouth-footed (a.) Having the basal joints of the legs converted into jaws.

Nobilitation (n.) The act of making noble.

Noble-minded (a.) Having a noble mind; honorable; magnanimous.

Noctambulism (n.) Somnambulism.

Noctambulist (n.) A somnambulist.

Nomenclature (n.) A name.

Nomenclature (n.) A vocabulary, dictionary, or glossary.

Nomenclature (n.) The technical names used in any particular branch of science or art, or by any school or individual; as, the nomenclature of botany or of chemistry; the nomenclature of Lavoisier and his associates.

Nominalistic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Nominalists.

Nominatively (adv.) In the manner of a nominative; as a nominative.

Nomothetical (a.) Legislative; enacting laws; as, a nomothetical power.

Nonadmission (n.) Failure to be admitted.

Nonagenarian (n.) A person ninety years old.

Nonattention (n.) Inattention.

Nonchalantly (adv.) In a nonchalant, indifferent, or careless manner; coolly.

Noncombatant (n.) Any person connected with an army, or within the

Noncommittal (n.) A state of not being committed or pledged; forbearance or refusal to commit one's self. Also used adjectively.

Noncommunion (n.) Neglect or failure of communion.

Noncomplying (a.) Neglecting or refusing to comply.

Nonconductor (n.) A substance which does not conduct, that is, convey or transmit, heat, electricity, sound, vibration, or the like, or which transmits them with difficulty; an insulator; as, wool is a nonconductor of heat; glass and dry wood are nonconductors of electricity.

Nondeciduate (a.) Characterized by the absence of a decidua; indeciduate.

Nondiscovery (n.) Want or failure of discovery.

Noneffective (a.) Not effective.

Noneffective (a.) Not fit or available for duty.

Nonessential (a.) Not essential.

Nonessential (n.) A thing not essential.

Nonexecution (n.) Neglect or failure of execution; nonperformance.

Nonexistence (n.) Absence of existence; the negation of being; nonentity.

Nonexistence (n.) A thing that has no existence.

Nonextensile (a.) Not extensile; incapable of being stretched.

Non-feasance (n.) An omission or neglect to do something, esp. that which ought to have been done. Cf. Malfeasance.

Nonimporting (a.) Not importing; not bringing from foreign countries.

Nonmalignant (a.) Not malignant, as a disease.

Nonnecessity (n.) Absence of necessity; the quality or state of being unnecessary.

Nonnucleated (a.) Without a nucleus.

Nonobedience (n.) Neglect of obedience; failure to obey.

Non obstante () Notwithstanding; in opposition to, or in spite of, what has been stated, or is to be stated or admitted.

Non obstante () A clause in old English statutes and letters patent, importing a license from the crown to do a thing notwithstanding any statute to the contrary. This dispensing power was abolished by the Bill of Rights.

Nonoxygenous (a.) Without oxygen; characterized by the absence of oxygen; as, a nonoxygenous alkaloid.

Non-prossing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Non-pros

Nonrecurrent (a.) Not recurring.

Nonrecurring (a.) Nonrecurrent.

Nonrendition (n.) Neglect of rendition; the not rendering what is due.

Nonresidence (n.) The state or condition of being nonresident,

Nonresistant (a.) Making no resistance.

Nonresistant (n.) One who maintains that no resistance should be made to constituted authority, even when unjustly or oppressively exercised; one who advocates or practices absolute submission; also, one who holds that violence should never be resisted by force.

Nonresisting (a.) Not making resistance.

Nonsensitive (a.) Not sensitive; wanting sense or perception; not easily affected.

Non sequitur () An inference which does not follow from the premises.

Nook-shotten (a.) Full of nooks, angles, or corners.

Northeastern (a.) Of or pertaining to the northeast; northeasterly.

Northernmost (a.) Farthest north.

Northumbrian (a.) Of or pertaining to Northumberland in England.

Northumbrian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Northumberland.

Northwestern (a.) Of, pertaining to, or being in, the northwest; in a direction toward the northwest; coming from the northwest; northwesterly; as, a northwestern course.

Notabilities (pl. ) of Notability

Notelessness (n.) A state of being noteless.

Nothingarian (n.) One of no certain belief; one belonging to no particular sect.

Notification (n.) The act of notifying, or giving notice; the act of making known; especially, the act of giving official notice or information to the public or to individuals, corporations, companies, or societies, by words, by writing, or by other means.

Notification (n.) Notice given in words or writing, or by signs.

Notification (n.) The writing which communicates information; an advertisement, or citation, etc.

Nourishingly (adv.) Nutritively; cherishingly.

Oophorectomy (n.) Ovariotomy.

Oophoridiums (pl. ) of Oophoridium

Oosporangium (n.) An oogonium; also, a case containing oval or rounded spores of some other kind than oospores.

Pock-fretten (a.) See Pockmarked.

Pock-pudding (n.) A bag pudding; a name of reproach or ridicule formerly applied by the Scotch to the English.

Podobranchia (n.) Same as Podobranch.

Podophyllous (a.) Having thin, flat, leaflike locomotive organs.

Podophyllous (a.) Pertaining to, or composing, the layer of tissue, made up of laminae, beneath a horse's hoof.

Point-device (a.) Alt. of Point-devise

Point-devise (a.) Uncommonly nice and exact; precise; particular.

Point-device (adv.) Alt. of Point-devise

Point-devise (adv.) Exactly.

Poking-stick (n.) A small stick or rod of steel, formerly used in adjusting the plaits of ruffs.

Polariscopic (a.) Of or pertaining to the polariscope; obtained by the use of a polariscope; as, polariscopic observations.

Polarization (n.) The act of polarizing; the state of being polarized, or of having polarity.

Polarization (n.) A peculiar affection or condition of the rays of light or heat, in consequence of which they exhibit different properties in different directions.

Polarization (n.) An effect produced upon the plates of a voltaic battery, or the electrodes in an electrolytic cell, by the deposition upon them of the gases liberated by the action of the current. It is chiefly due to the hydrogen, and results in an increase of the resistance, and the setting up of an opposing electro-motive force, both of which tend materially to weaken the current of the battery, or that passing through the cell.

Polishedness (n.) The quality of being polished.

Politicalism (n.) Zeal or party spirit in politics.

Politicaster (n.) A petty politician; a pretender in politics.

Pollenarious (a.) Consisting of meal or pollen.

Polyacoustic (a.) Multiplying or magnifying sound.

Polyacoustic (n.) A polyacoustic instrument.

Polyadelphia (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of plants having stamens united in three or more bodies or bundles by the filaments.

Polyanthuses (pl. ) of Polyanthus

Polybranchia (n. pl.) A division of Nudibranchiata including those which have numerous branchiae on the back.

Polychloride (n.) A chloride containing more than one atom of chlorine in the molecule.

Polychoerany (n.) A government by many chiefs, princes, or rules.

Polychromate (n.) A salt of a polychromic acid.

Polychromate (n.) A compound which exhibits, or from which may be prepared, a variety of colors, as certain solutions derived from vegetables, which display colors by fluorescence.

Polychromous (a.) Of or pertaining to polychromy; many-colored; polychromatic.

Polycystidea (n. pl.) A division of Gregarinae including those that have two or more internal divisions of the body.

Polycyttaria (n. pl.) A division of Radiolaria. It includes those having one more central capsules.

Polyembryony (n.) The production of two or more embryos in one seed, due either to the existence and fertilization of more than one embryonic sac or to the origination of embryos outside of the embryonic sac.

Polygastrian (n.) One of the Polygastrica.

Polygastrica (n. pl.) The Infusoria.

Polyglottous (a.) Speaking many languages; polyglot.

Polygoneutic (a.) Having two or more broods in a season.

Polyhedrical (a.) Having many sides, as a solid body.

Polymorphism (n.) Same as Pleomorphism.

Polymorphism (n.) The capability of assuming different forms; the capability of widely varying in form.

Polymorphism (n.) Existence in many forms; the coexistence, in the same locality, of two or more distinct forms independent of sex, not connected by intermediate gradations, but produced from common parents.

Polymorphous (a.) Having, or assuming, a variety of forms, characters, or styles; as, a polymorphous author.

Polymorphous (a.) Having, or occurring in, several distinct forms; -- opposed to monomorphic.

Polyommatous (a.) Having many eyes.

Polypetalous (a.) Consisting of, or having, several or many separate petals; as, a polypetalous corolla, flower, or plant.

Polypharmacy (n.) The act or practice of prescribing too many medicines.

Polypharmacy (n.) A prescription made up of many medicines or ingredients.

Polyphyletic (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, descent from more than one root form, or from many different root forms; polygenetic; -- opposed to monophyletic.

Polyphyllous (a.) Many-leaved; as, a polyphyllous calyx or perianth.

Polypiferous (a.) Bearing polyps, or polypites.

Polypiparous (a.) Producing polyps.

Polypragmaty (n.) The state of being overbusy.

Polysepalous (a.) Having the sepals separate from each other.

Polyspermous (a.) Containing many seeds; as, a polyspermous capsule or berry.

Polysulphide (n.) A sulphide having more than one atom of sulphur in the molecule; -- contrasted with monosulphide.

Polysyllabic (a.) Alt. of Polysyllabical

Polysyllable (n.) A word of many syllables, or consisting of more syllables than three; -- words of less than four syllables being called monosyllables, dissyllables, and trisyllables.

Polysyndetic (a.) Characterized by polysyndeton, or the multiplication of conjunctions.

Polysyndeton (n.) A figure by which the conjunction is often repeated, as in the sentence, "We have ships and men and money and stores." Opposed to asyndeton.

Polytechnics (n.) The science of the mechanic arts.

Polythalamia (n. pl.) A division of Foraminifera including those having a manychambered shell.

Polytheistic (a.) Alt. of Polytheistical

Polytungstic (a.) Containing several tungsten atoms or radicals; as, polytungstic acid.

Pomacentroid (a.) Pertaining to the Pomacentridae, a family of bright-colored tropical fishes having spiny opercula; -- often called coral fishes.

Pompelmouses (pl. ) of Pompelmous

Pontifically (adv.) In a pontifical manner.

Popularities (pl. ) of Popularity

Popularizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Popularize

Porcelaneous (a.) Alt. of Porcellaneous

Porcellanous (a.) Porcelaneous.

Porismatical (a.) Of or pertaining to a porism; poristic.

Pornographic (a.) Of or pertaining to pornography; lascivious; licentious; as, pornographic writing.

Portableness (n.) The quality or state of being portable; portability.

Portcullised (imp. & p. p.) of Portcullis

Portemonnaie (n.) A small pocketbook or wallet for carrying money.

Portmanteaus (pl. ) of Portmanteau

Positiveness (n.) The quality or state of being positive; reality; actualness; certainty; confidence; peremptoriness; dogmatism. See Positive, a.

Possessioner (n.) A possessor; a property holder.

Possessioner (n.) An invidious name for a member of any religious community endowed with property in lands, buildings, etc., as contrasted with mendicant friars.

Possessively (adv.) In a possessive manner.

Post-abdomen (n.) That part of a crustacean behind the cephalothorax; -- more commonly called abdomen.

Post-captain (n.) A captain of a war vessel whose name appeared, or was "posted," in the seniority list of the British navy, as distinguished from a commander whose name was not so posted. The term was also used in the United States navy; but no such commission as post-captain was ever recognized in either service, and the term has fallen into disuse.

Postclavicle (n.) A bone in the pectoral girdle of many fishes projecting backward from the clavicle.

Postdiluvial (a.) Alt. of Postdiluvian

Postdiluvian (a.) Being or happening after the flood in Noah's days.

Postdiluvian (n.) One who lived after the flood.

Posteriority (n.) The state of being later or subsequent; as, posteriority of time, or of an event; -- opposed to priority.

Postexistent (a.) Existing or living after.

Postgeniture (n.) The condition of being born after another in the same family; -- distinguished from primogeniture.

Posthumously (adv.) In a posthumous manner; after one's decease.

Postillation (n.) The act of postillating; exposition of Scripture in preaching.

Postliminiar (a.) Contrived, done, or existing subsequently.

Postliminium (n.) Alt. of Postliminy

Postmeridian (a.) Coming after the sun has passed the meridian; being in, or belonging to, the afternoon. (Abbrev. P. M.)

Postmeridian (a.) Fig., belonging to the after portion of life; late.

Postpalatine (a.) Situated behind the palate, or behind the palatine bones.

Postpliocene (a.) Of or pertaining to the period immediately following the Pliocene; Pleistocene. Also used as a noun. See Quaternary.

Postponement (n.) The act of postponing; a deferring, or putting off, to a future time; a temporary delay.

Postposition (n.) The act of placing after, or the state of being placed after.

Postposition (n.) A word or particle placed after, or at the end of, another word; -- distinguished from preposition.

Postpositive (a.) Placed after another word; as, a postpositive conjunction; a postpositive letter.

Postprandial (a.) Happening, or done, after dinner; after-dinner; as, postprandial speeches.

Postscapular (a.) Of or pertaining to the postscapula; infraspinous.

Postscripted (a.) Having a postscript; added in a postscript.

Postsphenoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the posterior part of the sphenoid bone.

Posttertiary (a.) Following, or more recent than, the Tertiary; Quaternary.

Potamography (n.) An account or description of rivers; potamology.

Potentiality (n.) The quality or state of being potential; possibility, not actuality; inherent capability or disposition, not actually exhibited.

Potentiating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Potentiate

Potichomania (n.) Alt. of Potichomanie

Potichomanie (n.) The art or process of coating the inside of glass vessels with engravings or paintings, so as to give them the appearance of painted ware.

Pot-walloper (n.) A voter in certain boroughs of England, where, before the passage of the reform bill of 1832, the qualification for suffrage was to have boiled (walloped) his own pot in the parish for six months.

Pot-walloper (n.) One who cleans pots; a scullion.

Pound-breach (n.) The breaking of a public pound for releasing impounded animals.

Pound/keeper (n.) The keeper of a pound.

Pourpresture (n.) See Purpresture.

Roach-backed (a.) Having a back like that of roach; -- said of a horse whose back a convex instead of a concave curve.

Roching cask () A tank in which alum is crystallized from a solution.

Rodomontador (n.) A rodomontadist.

Romanticness (n.) The state or quality of being romantic; widness; fancifulness.

Rose-colored (a.) Having the color of a pink rose; rose-pink; of a delicate pink color.

Rose-colored (a.) Uncommonly beautiful; hence, extravagantly fine or pleasing; alluring; as, rose-colored anticipations.

Rosetta wood () An east Indian wood of a reddish orange color, handsomely veined with darker marks. It is occasionally used for cabinetwork.

Rostelliform (a.) Having the form of a rostellum, or small beak.

Rouge dragon (n.) One of the four pursuivants of the English college of arms.

Rough-footed (a.) Feather-footed; as, a rough-footed dove.

Rough-legged (a.) Having the legs covered with feathers; -- said of a bird.

Roughstrings (n. pl.) Pieces of undressed timber put under the steps of a wooden stair for their support.

Roughwrought (a.) Wrought in a rough, unfinished way; worked over coarsely.

Round-backed (a.) Having a round back or shoulders; round-shouldered.

Royalization (n.) The act of making loyal to a king.

Royston crow () See Hooded crow, under Hooded.

Sober-minded (a.) Having a disposition or temper habitually sober.

Soboliferous (a.) Producing soboles. See Illust. of Houseleek.

Sociableness (n.) The quality of being sociable.

Socinianized (imp. & p. p.) of Socinianize

Sociological (a.) Of or pertaining to sociology, or social science.

Socratically (adv.) In the Socratic method.

Soft-hearted (a.) Having softness or tenderness of heart; susceptible of pity or other kindly affection; gentle; meek.

Soft-shelled (a.) Having a soft or fragile shell.

Solarization (n.) Injury of a photographic picture caused by exposing it for too long a time to the sun's light in the camera; burning; excessive insolation.

Solecistical (a.) Pertaining to, or involving, a solecism; incorrect.

Solenoconcha (n. pl.) Same as Scaphopoda.

Solenogastra (n. pl.) An order of lowly organized Mollusca belonging to the Isopleura. A narrow groove takes the place of the foot of other gastropods.

Solenoglypha (n. pl.) A suborder of serpents including those which have tubular erectile fangs, as the viper and rattlesnake. See Fang.

Solidifiable (a.) Capable of being solidified.

Solidungular (a.) Solipedous.

Soliloquized (imp. & p. p.) of Soliloquize

Solisequious (a.) Following the course of the sun; as, solisequious plants.

Soliitariety (n.) The state of being solitary; solitariness.

Solitariness (n.) Condition of being solitary.

Solvableness (n.) Quality of being solvable.

Somatopleure (n.) The outer, or parietal, one of the two lamellae into which the vertebrate blastoderm divides on either side of the notochord, and from which the walls of the body and the amnion are developed. See Splanchnopleure.

Somnambulate (v. i. & t.) To walk when /sleep.

Somnambulism (n.) A condition of the nervous system in which an individual during sleep performs actions approppriate to the waking state; a state of sleep in which some of the senses and voluntary powers are partially awake; noctambulism.

Somnambulist (n.) A person who is subject to somnambulism; one who walks in his sleep; a sleepwalker; a noctambulist.

Somniloquism (n.) The act or habit of talking in one's sleep; somniloquy.

Somniloquist (n.) One who talks in his sleep.

Somniloquous (a.) Apt to talk in sleep.

Somnipathist (n.) A person in a state of somniapathy.

Sonification (n.) The act of producing sound, as the stridulation of insects.

Sophisticate (v. t.) To render worthless by admixture; to adulterate; to damage; to pervert; as, to sophisticate wine.

Sophisticate (a.) Alt. of Sophisticated

Sophomorical (a.) Of or pertaining to a sophomore; resembling a sophomore; hence, pretentious; inflated in style or manner; as, sophomoric affectation.

Soporiferous (a.) Causing sleep; somniferous; soporific.

Sorbefacient (a.) Producing absorption.

Sorbefacient (n.) A medicine or substance which produces absorption.

Sortilegious (a.) Pertaining to sortilege.

Soupe-maigre (n.) Soup made chiefly from vegetables or fish with a little butter and a few condiments.

Southcottian (n.) A follower of Joanna Southcott (1750-1814), an Englishwoman who, professing to have received a miraculous calling, preached and prophesied, and committed many impious absurdities.

Southeastern (a.) Of or pertaining to the southeast; southeasterly.

Southernmost (a.) Farthest south.

Southernwood (n.) A shrubby species of wormwood (Artemisia Abrotanum) having aromatic foliage. It is sometimes used in making beer.

Southwestern (a.) Of or pertaining to the southwest; southwesterly; as, to sail a southwestern course.

Sovereignize (v. i.) To exercise supreme authority.

Tolerabolity (n.) The quality or state of being tolerable.

Tongue-shell (n.) Any species of Lingula.

Tonquin bean () See Tonka bean.

Top-draining (n.) The act or practice of drining the surface of land.

Top-dressing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Top-dress

Top-dressing (n.) The act of applying a dressing of manure to the surface of land; also, manure so applied.

Topographist (n.) A topographer.

Torchon lace () a simple thread lace worked upon a pillow with coarse thread; also, a similar lace made by machinery.

Torrefaction (n.) The act or process of torrefying, or the state of being torrefied.

Torricellian (a.) Of or pertaining to Torricelli, an Italian philosopher and mathematician, who, in 1643, discovered that the rise of a liquid in a tube, as in the barometer, is due to atmospheric pressure. See Barometer.

Totipresence (n.) Omnipresence.

Touch-me-not (n.) See Impatiens.

Touch-me-not (n.) Squirting cucumber. See under Cucumber.

Touch-needle (n.) A small bar of gold and silver, either pure, or alloyed in some known proportion with copper, for trying the purity of articles of gold or silver by comparison of the streaks made by the article and the bar on a touchstone.


Toxicologist (n.) One versed in toxicology; the writer of a treatise on poisons.

Vocabularies (pl. ) of Vocabulary

Vocalization (n.) The act of vocalizing, or the state of being vocalized.

Vocalization (n.) The formation and utterance of vocal sounds.

Vociferating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vociferate

Vociferation (n.) The act of vociferating; violent outcry; vehement utterance of the voice.

Volatileness (n.) Alt. of Volatility

Volatilizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Volatilize

Volcanically (adv.) Like a volcano.

Volumetrical (a.) Volumetric.

Voluntaryism (n.) The principle of supporting a religious system and its institutions by voluntary association and effort, rather than by the aid or patronage of the state.

Volunteering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Volunteer

Voluptuaries (pl. ) of Voluptuary

Vomiturition (n.) An ineffectual attempt to vomit.

Vomiturition (n.) The vomiting of but little matter; also, that vomiting which is effected with little effort.

Wollastonite (n.) A silicate of lime of a white to gray, red, or yellow color, occurring generally in cleavable masses, rarely in tabular crystals; tabular spar.

Wonderstruck (a.) Struck with wonder, admiration, or surprise.

Wood's metal () A fusible alloy consisting of one or two parts of cadmium, two parts of tin, four of lead, with seven or eight part of bismuth. It melts at from 66! to 71! C. See Fusible metal, under Fusible.

Word-catcher (n.) One who cavils at words.

Wouldingness (n.) Willingness; desire.

Zoochemistry (n.) Animal chemistry; particularly, the description of the chemical compounds entering into the composition of the animal body, in distinction from biochemistry.

Zoochlorella (n.) One of the small green granulelike bodies found in the interior of certain stentors, hydras, and other invertebrates.

Zooerythrine (n.) A peculiar organic red coloring matter found in the feathers of various birds.

Zoogeography (n.) The study or description of the geographical distribution of animals.

Zoographical (a.) Of or pertaining to the description of animals.

Zoologically (adv.) In a zoological manner; according to the principles of zoology.

Zoopathology (n.) Animal pathology.

Zoophytology (n.) The natural history zoophytes.

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