3 letter words whose second letter is A

Aam (n.) A Dutch and German measure of liquids, varying in different cities, being at Amsterdam about 41 wine gallons, at Antwerp 36 1/2, at Hamburg 38 1/4.

Baa (v. i.) To cry baa, or bleat as a sheep.

Baa (n.) The cry or bleating of a sheep; a bleat.

Bac (n.) A broad, flatbottomed ferryboat, usually worked by a rope.

Bac (n.) A vat or cistern. See 1st Back.

Bad (imp.) Bade.

Bad (superl.) Wanting good qualities, whether physical or moral; injurious, hurtful, inconvenient, offensive, painful, unfavorable, or defective, either physically or morally; evil; vicious; wicked; -- the opposite of good; as, a bad man; bad conduct; bad habits; bad soil; bad health; bad crop; bad news.

Bag (n.) A sack or pouch, used for holding anything; as, a bag of meal or of money.

Bag (n.) A sac, or dependent gland, in animal bodies, containing some fluid or other substance; as, the bag of poison in the mouth of some serpents; the bag of a cow.

Bag (n.) A sort of silken purse formerly tied about men's hair behind, by way of ornament.

Bag (n.) The quantity of game bagged.

Bag (n.) A certain quantity of a commodity, such as it is customary to carry to market in a sack; as, a bag of pepper or hops; a bag of coffee.

Bag (v. t.) To put into a bag; as, to bag hops.

Bag (v. t.) To seize, capture, or entrap; as, to bag an army; to bag game.

Bag (v. t.) To furnish or load with a bag or with a well filled bag.

Bag (v. i.) To swell or hang down like a full bag; as, the skin bags from containing morbid matter.

Bag (v. i.) To swell with arrogance.

Bag (v. i.) To become pregnant.

Bah (interj.) An exclamation expressive of extreme contempt.

Bam (n.) An imposition; a cheat; a hoax.

Bam (v. t.) To cheat; to wheedle.

Ban (n.) A public proclamation or edict; a public order or notice, mandatory or prohibitory; a summons by public proclamation.

Ban (n.) A calling together of the king's (esp. the French king's) vassals for military service; also, the body of vassals thus assembled or summoned. In present usage, in France and Prussia, the most effective part of the population liable to military duty and not in the standing army.

Ban (n.) Notice of a proposed marriage, proclaimed in church. See Banns (the common spelling in this sense).

Ban (n.) An interdiction, prohibition, or proscription.

Ban (n.) A curse or anathema.

Ban (n.) A pecuniary mulct or penalty laid upon a delinquent for offending against a ban; as, a mulct paid to a bishop by one guilty of sacrilege or other crimes.

Ban (v. t.) To curse; to invoke evil upon.

Ban (v. t.) To forbid; to interdict.

Ban (v. i.) To curse; to swear.

Ban (n.) An ancient title of the warden of the eastern marches of Hungary; now, a title of the viceroy of Croatia and Slavonia.

Bar (n.) A piece of wood, metal, or other material, long in proportion to its breadth or thickness, used as a lever and for various other purposes, but especially for a hindrance, obstruction, or fastening; as, the bars of a fence or gate; the bar of a door.

Bar (n.) An indefinite quantity of some substance, so shaped as to be long in proportion to its breadth and thickness; as, a bar of gold or of lead; a bar of soap.

Bar (n.) Anything which obstructs, hinders, or prevents; an obstruction; a barrier.

Bar (n.) A bank of sand, gravel, or other matter, esp. at the mouth of a river or harbor, obstructing navigation.

Bar (n.) Any railing that divides a room, or office, or hall of assembly, in order to reserve a space for those having special privileges; as, the bar of the House of Commons.

Bar (n.) The railing that incloses the place which counsel occupy in courts of justice. Hence, the phrase at the bar of the court signifies in open court.

Bar (n.) The place in court where prisoners are stationed for arraignment, trial, or sentence.

Bar (n.) The whole body of lawyers licensed in a court or district; the legal profession.

Bar (n.) A special plea constituting a sufficient answer to plaintiff's action.

Bar (n.) Any tribunal; as, the bar of public opinion; the bar of God.

Bar (n.) A barrier or counter, over which liquors and food are passed to customers; hence, the portion of the room behind the counter where liquors for sale are kept.

Bar (n.) An ordinary, like a fess but narrower, occupying only one fifth part of the field.

Bar (n.) A broad shaft, or band, or stripe; as, a bar of light; a bar of color.

Bar (n.) A vertical

Bar (n.) The space between the tusks and grinders in the upper jaw of a horse, in which the bit is placed.

Bar (n.) The part of the crust of a horse's hoof which is bent inwards towards the frog at the heel on each side, and extends into the center of the sole.

Bar (n.) A drilling or tamping rod.

Bar (n.) A vein or dike crossing a lode.

Bar (n.) A gatehouse of a castle or fortified town.

Bar (n.) A slender strip of wood which divides and supports the glass of a window; a sash bar.

Bar (n.) To fasten with a bar; as, to bar a door or gate.

Bar (n.) To restrict or confine, as if by a bar; to hinder; to obstruct; to prevent; to prohibit; as, to bar the entrance of evil; distance bars our intercourse; the statute bars my right; the right is barred by time; a release bars the plaintiff's recovery; -- sometimes with up.

Bar (n.) To except; to exclude by exception.

Bar (n.) To cross with one or more stripes or

Bat (n.) A large stick; a club; specifically, a piece of wood with one end thicker or broader than the other, used in playing baseball, cricket, etc.

Bat (n.) Shale or bituminous shale.

Bat (n.) A sheet of cotton used for filling quilts or comfortables; batting.

Bat (n.) A part of a brick with one whole end.

Bat (v. t.) To strike or hit with a bat or a pole; to cudgel; to beat.

Bat (v. i.) To use a bat, as in a game of baseball.

Bat (n.) One of the Cheiroptera, an order of flying mammals, in which the wings are formed by a membrane stretched between the elongated fingers, legs, and tail. The common bats are small and insectivorous. See Cheiroptera and Vampire.

Bay (a.) Reddish brown; of the color of a chestnut; -- applied to the color of horses.

Bay (n.) An inlet of the sea, usually smaller than a gulf, but of the same general character.

Bay (n.) A small body of water set off from the main body; as a compartment containing water for a wheel; the portion of a canal just outside of the gates of a lock, etc.

Bay (n.) A recess or indentation shaped like a bay.

Bay (n.) A principal compartment of the walls, roof, or other part of a building, or of the whole building, as marked off by the buttresses, vaulting, mullions of a window, etc.; one of the main divisions of any structure, as the part of a bridge between two piers.

Bay (n.) A compartment in a barn, for depositing hay, or grain in the stalks.

Bay (n.) A kind of mahogany obtained from Campeachy Bay.

Bay (n.) A berry, particularly of the laurel.

Bay (n.) The laurel tree (Laurus nobilis). Hence, in the plural, an honorary garland or crown bestowed as a prize for victory or excellence, anciently made or consisting of branches of the laurel.

Bay (n.) A tract covered with bay trees.

Bay (v. i.) To bark, as a dog with a deep voice does, at his game.

Bay (v. t.) To bark at; hence, to follow with barking; to bring or drive to bay; as, to bay the bear.

Bay (v. i.) Deep-toned, prolonged barking.

Bay (v. i.) A state of being obliged to face an antagonist or a difficulty, when escape has become impossible.

Bay (v. t.) To bathe.

Bay (n.) A bank or dam to keep back water.

Bay (v. t.) To dam, as water; -- with up or back.

Cab (n.) A kind of close carriage with two or four wheels, usually a public vehicle.

Cab (n.) The covered part of a locomotive, in which the engineer has his station.

Cab (n.) A Hebrew dry measure, containing a little over two (2.37) pints.

Cad (n.) A person who stands at the door of an omnibus to open and shut it, and to receive fares; an idle hanger-on about innyards.

Cad (n.) A lowbred, presuming person; a mean, vulgar fellow.

Cag (n.) See Keg.

Cal (n.) Wolfram, an ore of tungsten.

Cam (n.) A turning or sliding piece which, by the shape of its periphery or face, or a groove in its surface, imparts variable or intermittent motion to, or receives such motion from, a rod, lever, or block brought into sliding or rolling contact with it.

Cam (n.) A curved wedge, movable about an axis, used for forcing or clamping two pieces together.

Cam (n.) A projecting part of a wheel or other moving piece so shaped as to give alternate or variable motion to another piece against which it acts.

Cam (n.) A ridge or mound of earth.

Cam (a.) Crooked.

Can () an obs. form of began, imp. & p. p. of Begin, sometimes used in old poetry. [See Gan.]

Can (n.) A drinking cup; a vessel for holding liquids.

Can (n.) A vessel or case of tinned iron or of sheet metal, of various forms, but usually cylindrical; as, a can of tomatoes; an oil can; a milk can.

Can (v. t.) To preserve by putting in sealed cans

Can (v. t. & i.) To know; to understand.

Can (v. t. & i.) To be able to do; to have power or influence.

Can (v. t. & i.) To be able; -- followed by an infinitive without to; as, I can go, but do not wish to.

Cap (n.) A covering for the head

Cap (n.) One usually with a visor but without a brim, for men and boys

Cap (n.) One of lace, muslin, etc., for women, or infants

Cap (n.) One used as the mark or ensign of some rank, office, or dignity, as that of a cardinal.

Cap (n.) The top, or uppermost part; the chief.

Cap (n.) A respectful uncovering of the head.

Cap (n.) The whole top of the head of a bird from the base of the bill to the nape of the neck.

Cap (n.) Anything resembling a cap in form, position, or use

Cap (n.) The uppermost of any assemblage of parts; as, the cap of column, door, etc.; a capital, coping, cornice, lintel, or plate.

Cap (n.) Something covering the top or end of a thing for protection or ornament.

Cap (n.) A collar of iron or wood used in joining spars, as the mast and the topmast, the bowsprit and the jib boom; also, a covering of tarred canvas at the end of a rope.

Cap (n.) A percussion cap. See under Percussion.

Cap (n.) The removable cover of a journal box.

Cap (n.) A portion of a spherical or other convex surface.

Cap (n.) A large size of writing paper; as, flat cap; foolscap; legal cap.

Cap (v. t.) To cover with a cap, or as with a cap; to provide with a cap or cover; to cover the top or end of; to place a cap upon the proper part of; as, to cap a post; to cap a gun.

Cap (v. t.) To deprive of cap.

Cap (v. t.) To complete; to crown; to bring to the highest point or consummation; as, to cap the climax of absurdity.

Cap (v. t.) To salute by removing the cap.

Cap (v. t.) To match; to mate in contest; to furnish a complement to; as, to cap text; to cap proverbs.

Cap (v. i.) To uncover the head respectfully.

Car (n.) A small vehicle moved on wheels; usually, one having but two wheels and drawn by one horse; a cart.

Car (n.) A vehicle adapted to the rails of a railroad.

Car (n.) A chariot of war or of triumph; a vehicle of splendor, dignity, or solemnity.

Car (n.) The stars also called Charles's Wain, the Great Bear, or the Dipper.

Car (n.) The cage of a lift or elevator.

Car (n.) The basket, box, or cage suspended from a balloon to contain passengers, ballast, etc.

Car (n.) A floating perforated box for living fish.

Cat (n.) An animal of various species of the genera Felis and Lynx. The domestic cat is Felis domestica. The European wild cat (Felis catus) is much larger than the domestic cat. In the United States the name wild cat is commonly applied to the bay lynx (Lynx rufus) See Wild cat, and Tiger cat.

Cat (n.) A strong vessel with a narrow stern, projecting quarters, and deep waist. It is employed in the coal and timber trade.

Cat (n.) A strong tackle used to draw an anchor up to the cathead of a ship.

Cat (n.) A double tripod (for holding a plate, etc.), having six feet, of which three rest on the ground, in whatever position in is placed.

Cat (n.) An old game; (a) The game of tipcat and the implement with which it is played. See Tipcat. (c) A game of ball, called, according to the number of batters, one old cat, two old cat, etc.

Cat (n.) A cat o' nine tails. See below.

Cat (v. t.) To bring to the cathead; as, to cat an anchor. See Anchor.

Caw (v. i.) To cry like a crow, rook, or raven.

Caw (n.) The cry made by the crow, rook, or raven.

Cay (n.) See Key, a ledge.

Dab (n.) A skillful hand; a dabster; an expert.

Dab (n.) A name given to several species of flounders, esp. to the European species, Pleuronectes limanda. The American rough dab is Hippoglossoides platessoides.

Dab (v. i.) To strike or touch gently, as with a soft or moist substance; to tap; hence, to besmear with a dabber.

Dab (v. i.) To strike by a thrust; to hit with a sudden blow or thrust.

Dab (n.) A gentle blow with the hand or some soft substance; a sudden blow or hit; a peck.

Dab (n.) A small mass of anything soft or moist.

Dad (n.) Father; -- a word sometimes used by children.

Dag (n.) A dagger; a poniard.

Dag (n.) A large pistol formerly used.

Dag (n.) The unbranched antler of a young deer.

Dag (n.) A misty shower; dew.

Dag (n.) A loose end; a dangling shred.

Dag (v. t.) To daggle or bemire.

Dag (v. t.) To cut into jags or points; to slash; as, to dag a garment.

Dag (v. i.) To be misty; to drizzle.

Dak (n.) Post; mail; also, the mail or postal arrangements; -- spelt also dawk, and dauk.

Dal (n.) Split pulse, esp. of Cajanus Indicus.

Dam (n.) A female parent; -- used of beasts, especially of quadrupeds; sometimes applied in contempt to a human mother.

Dam (n.) A kind or crowned piece in the game of draughts.

Dam (n.) A barrier to prevent the flow of a liquid; esp., a bank of earth, or wall of any kind, as of masonry or wood, built across a water course, to confine and keep back flowing water.

Dam (n.) A firebrick wall, or a stone, which forms the front of the hearth of a blast furnace.

Dam (v. t.) To obstruct or restrain the flow of, by a dam; to confine by constructing a dam, as a stream of water; -- generally used with in or up.

Dam (v. t.) To shut up; to stop up; to close; to restrain.

Dan (n.) A title of honor equivalent to master, or sir.

Dan (n.) A small truck or sledge used in coal mines.

Dap (v. i.) To drop the bait gently on the surface of the water.

Daw (n.) A European bird of the Crow family (Corvus monedula), often nesting in church towers and ruins; a jackdaw.

Daw (v. i.) To dawn.

Daw (v. t.) To rouse.

Daw (v. t.) To daunt; to terrify.

Day (n.) The time of light, or interval between one night and the next; the time between sunrise and sunset, or from dawn to darkness; hence, the light; sunshine.

Day (n.) The period of the earth's revolution on its axis. -- ordinarily divided into twenty-four hours. It is measured by the interval between two successive transits of a celestial body over the same meridian, and takes a specific name from that of the body. Thus, if this is the sun, the day (the interval between two successive transits of the sun's center over the same meridian) is called a solar day; if it is a star, a sidereal day; if it is the moon, a lunar day. See Civil day, Sidereal

Day (n.) Those hours, or the daily recurring period, allotted by usage or law for work.

Day (n.) A specified time or period; time, considered with reference to the existence or prominence of a person or thing; age; time.

Day (n.) (Preceded by the) Some day in particular, as some day of contest, some anniversary, etc.

Ean (v. t. & i.) To bring forth, as young; to yean.

Ear (n.) The organ of hearing; the external ear.

Ear (n.) The sense of hearing; the perception of sounds; the power of discriminating between different tones; as, a nice ear for music; -- in the singular only.

Ear (n.) That which resembles in shape or position the ear of an animal; any prominence or projection on an object, -- usually one for support or attachment; a lug; a handle; as, the ears of a tub, a skillet, or dish. The ears of a boat are outside kneepieces near the bow. See Illust. of Bell.

Ear (n.) Same as Acroterium.

Ear (n.) Same as Crossette.

Ear (n.) Privilege of being kindly heard; favor; attention.

Ear (v. t.) To take in with the ears; to hear.

Ear (n.) The spike or head of any cereal (as, wheat, rye, barley, Indian corn, etc.), containing the kernels.

Ear (v. i.) To put forth ears in growing; to form ears, as grain; as, this corn ears well.

Ear (v. t.) To plow or till; to cultivate.

Ate (imp.) of Eat

Eat () of Eat

Eat () of Eat

Eat (v. t.) To chew and swallow as food; to devour; -- said especially of food not liquid; as, to eat bread.

Eat (v. t.) To corrode, as metal, by rust; to consume the flesh, as a cancer; to waste or wear away; to destroy gradually; to cause to disappear.

Eat (v. i.) To take food; to feed; especially, to take solid, in distinction from liquid, food; to board.

Eat (v. i.) To taste or relish; as, it eats like tender beef.

Eat (v. i.) To make one's way slowly.

Fac (n.) A large ornamental letter used, esp. by the early printers, at the commencement of the chapters and other divisions of a book.

Fad (n.) A hobby ; freak; whim.

Fag (n.) A knot or coarse part in cloth.

Fag (v. i.) To become weary; to tire.

Fag (v. i.) To labor to wearness; to work hard; to drudge.

Fag (v. i.) To act as a fag, or perform menial services or drudgery, for another, as in some English schools.

Fag (v. t.) To tire by labor; to exhaust; as, he was almost fagged out.

Fag (v. t.) Anything that fatigues.

Fan (n.) An instrument used for producing artificial currents of air, by the wafting or revolving motion of a broad surface

Fan (n.) An instrument for cooling the person, made of feathers, paper, silk, etc., and often mounted on sticks all turning about the same pivot, so as when opened to radiate from the center and assume the figure of a section of a circle.

Fan (n.) Any revolving vane or vanes used for producing currents of air, in winnowing grain, blowing a fire, ventilation, etc., or for checking rapid motion by the resistance of the air; a fan blower; a fan wheel.

Fan (n.) An instrument for winnowing grain, by moving which the grain is tossed and agitated, and the chaff is separated and blown away.

Fan (n.) Something in the form of a fan when spread, as a peacock's tail, a window, etc.

Fan (n.) A small vane or sail, used to keep the large sails of a smock windmill always in the direction of the wind.

Fan (n.) That which produces effects analogous to those of a fan, as in exciting a flame, etc.; that which inflames, heightens, or strengthens; as, it served as a fan to the flame of his passion.

Fan (n.) A quintain; -- from its form.

Fan (n.) To move as with a fan.

Fan (n.) To cool and refresh, by moving the air with a fan; to blow the air on the face of with a fan.

Fan (n.) To ventilate; to blow on; to affect by air put in motion.

Fan (n.) To winnow; to separate chaff from, and drive it away by a current of air; as, to fan wheat.

Fan (n.) To excite or stir up to activity, as a fan axcites a flame; to stimulate; as, this conduct fanned the excitement of the populace.

Fap (a.) Fuddled.

Far (n.) A young pig, or a litter of pigs.

Far (a.) Distant in any direction; not near; remote; mutually separated by a wide space or extent.

Far (a.) Remote from purpose; contrary to design or wishes; as, far be it fr

Far (a.) Remote in affection or obedience; at a distance, morally or spiritually; t enmity with; alienated.

Far (a.) Widely different in nature or quality; opposite in character.

Far (a.) The more distant of two; as, the far side (called also off side) of a horse, that is, the right side, or the one opposite to the rider when he mounts.

Far (adv.) To a great extent or distance of space; widely; as, we are separated far from each other.

Far (adv.) To a great distance in time from any point; remotely; as, he pushed his researches far into antiquity.

Far (adv.) In great part; as, the day is far spent.

Far (adv.) In a great proportion; by many degrees; very much; deeply; greatly.

Fat (n.) A large tub, cistern, or vessel; a vat.

Fat (n.) A measure of quantity, differing for different commodities.

Fat (superl.) Abounding with fat

Fat (superl.) Fleshy; characterized by fatness; plump; corpulent; not lean; as, a fat man; a fat ox.

Fat (superl.) Oily; greasy; unctuous; rich; -- said of food.

Fat (superl.) Exhibiting the qualities of a fat animal; coarse; heavy; gross; dull; stupid.

Fat (superl.) Fertile; productive; as, a fat soil; a fat pasture.

Fat (superl.) Rich; producing a large income; desirable; as, a fat benefice; a fat office; a fat job.

Fat (superl.) Abounding in riches; affluent; fortunate.

Fat (superl.) Of a character which enables the compositor to make large wages; -- said of matter containing blank, cuts, or many leads, etc.; as, a fat take; a fat page.

Fat (n.) An oily liquid or greasy substance making up the main bulk of the adipose tissue of animals, and widely distributed in the seeds of plants. See Adipose tissue, under Adipose.

Fat (n.) The best or richest productions; the best part; as, to live on the fat of the land.

Fat (n.) Work. containing much blank, or its equivalent, and, therefore, profitable to the compositor.

Fat (a.) To make fat; to fatten; to make plump and fleshy with abundant food; as, to fat fowls or sheep.

Fat (v. i.) To grow fat, plump, and fleshy.

Fay (n.) A fairy; an elf.

Fay (n.) Faith; as, by my fay.

Fay (v. t.) To fit; to join; to unite closely, as two pieces of wood, so as to make the surface fit together.

Fay (v. i.) To lie close together; to fit; to fadge; -- often with in, into, with, or together.

Gab (n.) The hook on the end of an eccentric rod opposite the strap. See. Illust. of Eccentric.

Gab (v. i.) The mouth; hence, idle prate; chatter; unmeaning talk; loquaciousness.

Gab (v. i.) To deceive; to lie.

Gab (v. i.) To talk idly; to prate; to chatter.

Gad (n.) The point of a spear, or an arrowhead.

Gad (n.) A pointed or wedge-shaped instrument of metal, as a steel wedge used in mining, etc.

Gad (n.) A sharp-pointed rod; a goad.

Gad (n.) A spike on a gauntlet; a gadling.

Gad (n.) A wedge-shaped billet of iron or steel.

Gad (n.) A rod or stick, as a fishing rod, a measuring rod, or a rod used to drive cattle with.

Gad (n.) To walk about; to rove or go about, without purpose; hence, to run wild; to be uncontrolled.

Gag (v. t.) To stop the mouth of, by thrusting sometimes in, so as to hinder speaking; hence, to silence by authority or by violence; not to allow freedom of speech to.

Gag (v. t.) To pry or hold open by means of a gag.

Gag (v. t.) To cause to heave with nausea.

Gag (v. i.) To heave with nausea; to retch.

Gag (v. i.) To introduce gags or interpolations. See Gag, n., 3.

Gag (n.) Something thrust into the mouth or throat to hinder speaking.

Gag (n.) A mouthful that makes one retch; a choking bit; as, a gag of mutton fat.

Gag (n.) A speech or phrase interpolated offhand by an actor on the stage in his part as written, usually consisting of some seasonable or local allusion.

Gan (v.) Began; commenced.

Gap (n.) An opening in anything made by breaking or parting; as, a gap in a fence; an opening for a passage or entrance; an opening which implies a breach or defect; a vacant space or time; a hiatus; a mountain pass.

Gap (v. t.) To notch, as a sword or knife.

Gap (v. t.) To make an opening in; to breach.

Gar (v.) Any slender marine fish of the genera Belone and Tylosurus. See Garfish.

Gar (v.) The gar pike. See Alligator gar (under Alligator), and Gar pike.

Gar (n.) To cause; to make.

Gas (n.) An aeriform fluid; -- a term used at first by chemists as synonymous with air, but since restricted to fluids supposed to be permanently elastic, as oxygen, hydrogen, etc., in distinction from vapors, as steam, which become liquid on a reduction of temperature. In present usage, since all of the supposed permanent gases have been liquified by cold and pressure, the term has resumed nearly its original signification, and is applied to any substance in the elastic or aeriform state.

Gas (n.) A complex mixture of gases, of which the most important constituents are marsh gas, olefiant gas, and hydrogen, artificially produced by the destructive distillation of gas coal, or sometimes of peat, wood, oil, resin, etc. It gives a brilliant light when burned, and is the common gas used for illuminating purposes.

Gas (n.) Laughing gas.

Gas (n.) Any irrespirable aeriform fluid.

Gat () imp. of Get.

Gay (superl.) Excited with merriment; manifesting sportiveness or delight; inspiring delight; livery; merry.

Gay (superl.) Brilliant in colors; splendid; fine; richly dressed.

Gay (superl.) Loose; dissipated; lewd.

Gay (n.) An ornament

Had (imp. & p. p.) See Have.

Haf (imp.) Hove.

Hag (n.) A witch, sorceress, or enchantress; also, a wizard.

Hag (n.) An ugly old woman.

Hag (n.) A fury; a she-monster.

Hag (n.) An eel-like marine marsipobranch (Myxine glutinosa), allied to the lamprey. It has a suctorial mouth, with labial appendages, and a single pair of gill openings. It is the type of the order Hyperotpeta. Called also hagfish, borer, slime eel, sucker, and sleepmarken.

Hag (n.) The hagdon or shearwater.

Hag (n.) An appearance of light and fire on a horse's mane or a man's hair.

Hag (v. t.) To harass; to weary with vexation.

Hag (n.) A small wood, or part of a wood or copse, which is marked off or inclosed for felling, or which has been felled.

Hag (n.) A quagmire; mossy ground where peat or turf has been cut.

Hah (interj.) Same as Ha.

Han (v. t.) To inclose for mowing; to set aside for grass.

Ham (n.) Home.

Ham (n.) The region back of the knee joint; the popliteal space; the hock.

Ham (n.) The thigh of any animal; especially, the thigh of a hog cured by salting and smoking.

Han (inf. & plural pres.) To have; have.

Hap (v. t.) To clothe; to wrap.

Hap (n.) A cloak or plaid.

Hap (n.) That which happens or comes suddenly or unexpectedly; also, the manner of occurrence or taking place; chance; fortune; accident; casual event; fate; luck; lot.

Hap (v. i.) To happen; to befall; to chance.

Has () 3d pers. sing. pres. of Have.

Hat (a.) Hot.

Hat () sing. pres. of Hote to be called. Cf.

Hat (n.) A covering for the head; esp., one with a crown and brim, made of various materials, and worn by men or women for protecting the head from the sun or weather, or for ornament.

Had (imp. & p. p.) of Have

has () of Have

Haw (n.) A hedge; an inclosed garden or yard.

Haw (n.) The fruit of the hawthorn.

Haw (n.) The third eyelid, or nictitating membrane. See Nictitating membrane, under Nictitate.

Haw (n.) An intermission or hesitation of speech, with a sound somewhat like haw! also, the sound so made.

Haw (v. i.) To stop, in speaking, with a sound like haw; to speak with interruption and hesitation.

Haw (v. i.) To turn to the near side, or toward the driver; -- said of cattle or a team: a word used by teamsters in guiding their teams, and most frequently in the imperative. See Gee.

Haw (v. t.) To cause to turn, as a team, to the near side, or toward the driver; as, to haw a team of oxen.

Hay (n.) A hedge.

Hay (n.) A net set around the haunt of an animal, especially of a rabbit.

Hay (v. i.) To lay snares for rabbits.

Hay (n.) Grass cut and cured for fodder.

Hay (v. i.) To cut and cure grass for hay.

Jab (v. t.) To thrust; to stab; to punch. See Job, v. t.

Jab (n.) A thrust or stab.

Jag (n.) A notch; a cleft; a barb; a ragged or sharp protuberance; a denticulation.

Jag (n.) A part broken off; a fragment.

Jag (n.) A cleft or division.

Jag (v. t.) To cut into notches or teeth like those of a saw; to notch.

Jag (n.) A small load, as of hay or grain in the straw, or of ore.

Jag (v. t.) To carry, as a load; as, to jag hay, etc.

Jah (n.) Jehovah.

Jak (n.) see Ils Jack.

Jam (n.) A kind of frock for children.

Jam (n.) See Jamb.

Jam (v. t.) To press into a close or tight position; to crowd; to squeeze; to wedge in.

Jam (v. t.) To crush or bruise; as, to jam a finger in the crack of a door.

Jam (v. t.) To bring (a vessel) so close to the wind that half her upper sails are laid aback.

Jam (n.) A mass of people or objects crowded together; also, the pressure from a crowd; a crush; as, a jam in a street; a jam of logs in a river.

Jam (n.) An injury caused by jamming.

Jam (n.) A preserve of fruit boiled with sugar and water; as, raspberry jam; currant jam; grape jam.

Jan (n.) One of intermediate order between angels and men.

Jar (n.) A turn. [Only in phrase.]

Jar (n.) A deep, broad-mouthed vessel of earthenware or glass, for holding fruit, preserves, etc., or for ornamental purposes; as, a jar of honey; a rose jar.

Jar (n.) The measure of what is contained in a jar; as, a jar of oil; a jar of preserves.

Jar (v. i.) To give forth a rudely quivering or tremulous sound; to sound harshly or discordantly; as, the notes jarred on my ears.

Jar (v. i.) To act in opposition or disagreement; to clash; to interfere; to quarrel; to dispute.

Jar (v. t.) To cause a short, tremulous motion of, to cause to tremble, as by a sudden shock or blow; to shake; to shock; as, to jar the earth; to jar one's faith.

Jar (v. t.) To tick; to beat; to mark or tell off.

Jar (n.) A rattling, tremulous vibration or shock; a shake; a harsh sound; a discord; as, the jar of a train; the jar of harsh sounds.

Jar (n.) Clash of interest or opinions; collision; discord; debate; slight disagreement.

Jar (n.) A regular vibration, as of a pendulum.

Jar (n.) In deep well boring, a device resembling two long chain links, for connecting a percussion drill to the rod or rope which works it, so that the drill is driven down by impact and is jerked loose when jammed.

Jaw (n.) One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth.

Jaw (n.) Hence, also, the bone itself with the teeth and covering.

Jaw (n.) In the plural, the mouth.

Jaw (n.) Fig.: Anything resembling the jaw of an animal in form or action; esp., pl., the mouth or way of entrance; as, the jaws of a pass; the jaws of darkness; the jaws of death.

Jaw (n.) A notch or opening.

Jaw (n.) A notched or forked part, adapted for holding an object in place; as, the jaw of a railway-car pedestal. See Axle guard.

Jaw (n.) One of a pair of opposing parts which are movable towards or from each other, for grasping or crushing anything between them, as, the jaws of a vise, or the jaws of a stone-crushing machine.

Jaw (n.) The inner end of a boom or gaff, hollowed in a half circle so as to move freely on a mast.

Jaw (n.) Impudent or abusive talk.

Jaw (v. i.) To scold; to clamor.

Jaw (v. t.) To assail or abuse by scolding.

Jay (n.) Any one of the numerous species of birds belonging to Garrulus, Cyanocitta, and allied genera. They are allied to the crows, but are smaller, more graceful in form, often handsomely colored, and usually have a crest.

Kam (n.) Crooked; awry.

Kan (v. t.) To know; to ken.

Kan (n.) See Khan.

Kat (n.) An Arabian shrub Catha edulis) the leaves of which are used as tea by the Arabs.

Kaw (v. i. & n.) See Caw.

Lab (v. i.) To prate; to gossip; to babble; to blab.

Lab (n.) A telltale; a prater; a blabber.

Lac (n.) Alt. of Lakh

Lac (n.) A resinous substance produced mainly on the banyan tree, but to some extent on other trees, by the Coccus lacca, a scale-shaped insect, the female of which fixes herself on the bark, and exudes from the margin of her body this resinous substance.

Lad () p. p. of Lead, to guide.

Lad (n.) A boy; a youth; a stripling.

Lad (n.) A companion; a comrade; a mate.

Lag (a.) Coming tardily after or behind; slow; tardy.

Lag (a.) Last; long-delayed; -- obsolete, except in the phrase lag end.

Lag (a.) Last made; hence, made of refuse; inferior.

Lag (n.) One who lags; that which comes in last.

Lag (n.) The fag-end; the rump; hence, the lowest class.

Lag (n.) The amount of retardation of anything, as of a valve in a steam engine, in opening or closing.

Lag (n.) A stave of a cask, drum, etc.; especially (Mach.), one of the narrow boards or staves forming the covering of a cylindrical object, as a boiler, or the cylinder of a carding machine or a steam engine.

Lag (n.) See Graylag.

Lag (v. i.) To walk or more slowly; to stay or fall behind; to linger or loiter.

Lag (v. t.) To cause to lag; to slacken.

Lag (v. t.) To cover, as the cylinder of a steam engine, with lags. See Lag, n., 4.

Lag (n.) One transported for a crime.

Lag (v. t.) To transport for crime.

Lam (v. t.) To beat soundly; to thrash.

Lap (n.) The loose part of a coat; the lower part of a garment that plays loosely; a skirt; an apron.

Lap (n.) An edge; a border; a hem, as of cloth.

Lap (n.) The part of the clothing that lies on the knees or thighs when one sits down; that part of the person thus covered; figuratively, a place of rearing and fostering; as, to be reared in the lap of luxury.

Lap (n.) That part of any substance or fixture which extends over, or lies upon, or by the side of, a part of another; as, the lap of a board; also, the measure of such extension over or upon another thing.

Lap (n.) The amount by which a slide valve at its half stroke overlaps a port in the seat, being equal to the distance the valve must move from its mid stroke position in order to begin to open the port. Used alone, lap refers to outside lap. See Outside lap (below).

Lap (n.) The state or condition of being in part extended over or by the side of something else; or the extent of the overlapping; as, the second boat got a lap of half its length on the leader.

Lap (n.) One circuit around a race track, esp. when the distance is a small fraction of a mile; as, to run twenty laps; to win by three laps. See Lap, to fold, 2.

Lap (n.) In card playing and other games, the points won in excess of the number necessary to complete a game; -- so called when they are counted in the score of the following game.

Lap (n.) A sheet, layer, or bat, of cotton fiber prepared for the carding machine.

Lap (n.) A piece of brass, lead, or other soft metal, used to hold a cutting or polishing powder in cutting glass, gems, and the like, or in polishing cutlery, etc. It is usually in the form of wheel or disk, which revolves on a vertical axis.

Lap (v. t.) To rest or rec

Lap (v. t.) To cut or polish with a lap, as glass, gems, cutlery, etc. See 1st Lap, 10.

Lap (n.) To fold; to bend and lay over or on something; as, to lap a piece of cloth.

Lap (n.) To wrap or wind around something.

Lap (n.) To infold; to hold as in one's lap; to cherish.

Lap (n.) To lay or place over anything so as to partly or wholly cover it; as, to lap one shingle over another; to lay together one partly over another; as, to lap weather-boards; also, to be partly over, or by the side of (something); as, the hinder boat lapped the foremost one.

Lap (n.) To lay together one over another, as fleeces or slivers for further working.

Lap (v. i.) To be turned or folded; to lie partly upon or by the side of something, or of one another; as, the cloth laps back; the boats lap; the edges lap.

Lap (v. i.) To take up drink or food with the tongue; to drink or feed by licking up something.

Lap (v. i.) To make a sound like that produced by taking up drink with the tongue.

Lap (v. t.) To take into the mouth with the tongue; to lick up with a quick motion of the tongue.

Lap (n.) The act of lapping with, or as with, the tongue; as, to take anything into the mouth with a lap.

Lap (n.) The sound of lapping.

Lar (n.) A tutelary deity; a deceased ancestor regarded as a protector of the family. The domestic Lares were the tutelar deities of a house; household gods. Hence, Eng.: Hearth or dwelling house.

Lar (n.) A species of gibbon (Hylobates lar), found in Burmah. Called also white-handed gibbon.

Las (n.) A lace. See Lace.

Las (a. & adv.) Less.

Lat (v. t.) To let; to allow.

Law (n.) In general, a rule of being or of conduct, established by an authority able to enforce its will; a controlling regulation; the mode or order according to which an agent or a power acts.

Law (n.) In morals: The will of God as the rule for the disposition and conduct of all responsible beings toward him and toward each other; a rule of living, conformable to righteousness; the rule of action as obligatory on the conscience or moral nature.

Law (n.) The Jewish or Mosaic code, and that part of Scripture where it is written, in distinction from the gospel; hence, also, the Old Testament.

Law (n.) An organic rule, as a constitution or charter, establishing and defining the conditions of the existence of a state or other organized community.

Law (n.) Any edict, decree, order, ordinance, statute, resolution, judicial, decision, usage, etc., or recognized, and enforced, by the controlling authority.

Law (n.) In philosophy and physics: A rule of being, operation, or change, so certain and constant that it is conceived of as imposed by the will of God or by some controlling authority; as, the law of gravitation; the laws of motion; the law heredity; the laws of thought; the laws of cause and effect; law of self-preservation.

Law (n.) In matematics: The rule according to which anything, as the change of value of a variable, or the value of the terms of a series, proceeds; mode or order of sequence.

Law (n.) In arts, works, games, etc.: The rules of construction, or of procedure, conforming to the conditions of success; a principle, maxim; or usage; as, the laws of poetry, of architecture, of courtesy, or of whist.

Law (n.) Collectively, the whole body of rules relating to one subject, or emanating from one source; -- including usually the writings pertaining to them, and judicial proceedings under them; as, divine law; English law; Roman law; the law of real property; insurance law.

Law (n.) Legal science; jurisprudence; the principles of equity; applied justice.

Law (n.) Trial by the laws of the land; judicial remedy; litigation; as, to go law.

Law (n.) An oath, as in the presence of a court.

Law (v. t.) Same as Lawe, v. t.

Law (interj.) An exclamation of mild surprise.

Lax (v. t.) Not tense, firm, or rigid; loose; slack; as, a lax bandage; lax fiber.

Lax (v. t.) Not strict or stringent; not exact; loose; weak; vague; equivocal.

Lax (v. t.) Having a looseness of the bowels; diarrheal.

Lax (n.) A looseness; diarrhea.

Lay (imp.) of Lie, to rec

Lay (a.) Of or pertaining to the laity, as distinct from the clergy; as, a lay person; a lay preacher; a lay brother.

Lay (a.) Not educated or cultivated; ignorant.

Lay (a.) Not belonging to, or emanating from, a particular profession; unprofessional; as, a lay opinion regarding the nature of a disease.

Lay (n.) The laity; the common people.

Lay (n.) A meadow. See Lea.

Lay (n.) Faith; creed; religious profession.

Lay (n.) A law.

Lay (n.) An obligation; a vow.

Lay (a.) A song; a simple lyrical poem; a ballad.

Lay (a.) A melody; any musical utterance.

Lay (v. t.) To cause to lie down, to be prostrate, or to lie against something; to put or set down; to deposit; as, to lay a book on the table; to lay a body in the grave; a shower lays the dust.

Lay (v. t.) To place in position; to establish firmly; to arrange with regularity; to dispose in ranks or tiers; as, to lay a corner stone; to lay bricks in a wall; to lay the covers on a table.

Lay (v. t.) To prepare; to make ready; to contrive; to provide; as, to lay a snare, an ambush, or a plan.

Lay (v. t.) To spread on a surface; as, to lay plaster or paint.

Lay (v. t.) To cause to be still; to calm; to allay; to suppress; to exorcise, as an evil spirit.

Lay (v. t.) To cause to lie dead or dying.

Lay (v. t.) To deposit, as a wager; to stake; to risk.

Lay (v. t.) To bring forth and deposit; as, to lay eggs.

Lay (v. t.) To apply; to put.

Lay (v. t.) To impose, as a burden, suffering, or punishment; to assess, as a tax; as, to lay a tax on land.

Lay (v. t.) To impute; to charge; to allege.

Lay (v. t.) To impose, as a command or a duty; as, to lay commands on one.

Lay (v. t.) To present or offer; as, to lay an indictment in a particular county; to lay a scheme before one.

Lay (v. t.) To state; to allege; as, to lay the venue.

Lay (v. t.) To point; to aim; as, to lay a gun.

Lay (v. t.) To put the strands of (a rope, a cable, etc.) in their proper places and twist or unite them; as, to lay a cable or rope.

Lay (v. t.) To place and arrange (pages) for a form upon the imposing stone.

Lay (v. t.) To place (new type) properly in the cases.

Lay (v. i.) To produce and deposit eggs.

Lay (v. i.) To take a position; to come or go; as, to lay forward; to lay aloft.

Lay (v. i.) To lay a wager; to bet.

Lay (n.) That which lies or is laid or is conceived of as having been laid or placed in its position; a row; a stratum; a layer; as, a lay of stone or wood.

Lay (v. t.) A wager.

Lay (v. t.) A job, price, or profit.

Lay (v. t.) A share of the proceeds or profits of an enterprise; as, when a man ships for a whaling voyage, he agrees for a certain lay.

Lay (v. t.) A measure of yarn; a lea. See 1st Lea (a).

Lay (v. t.) The lathe of a loom. See Lathe, 3.

Lay (v. t.) A plan; a scheme.

Maa (n.) The common European gull (Larus canus); -- called also mar. See New, a gull.

Mad (n.) A slattern.

Mad (n.) The name of a female fairy, esp. the queen of the fairies; and hence, sometimes, any fairy.

Mac () A prefix, in names of Scotch origin, signifying son.

Mad () p. p. of Made.

Mad (superl.) Disordered in intellect; crazy; insane.

Mad (superl.) Excited beyond self-control or the restraint of reason; inflamed by violent or uncontrollable desire, passion, or appetite; as, to be mad with terror, lust, or hatred; mad against political reform.

Mad (superl.) Proceeding from, or indicating, madness; expressing distraction; prompted by infatuation, fury, or extreme rashness.

Mad (superl.) Extravagant; immoderate.

Mad (superl.) Furious with rage, terror, or disease; -- said of the lower animals; as, a mad bull; esp., having hydrophobia; rabid; as, a mad dog.

Mad (superl.) Angry; out of patience; vexed; as, to get mad at a person.

Mad (superl.) Having impaired polarity; -- applied to a compass needle.

Mad (v. t.) To make mad or furious; to madden.

Mad (v. i.) To be mad; to go mad; to rave. See Madding.

Mad (n.) An earthworm.

Mam (n.) Mamma.

Men (pl. ) of Man

Man (n.) A human being; -- opposed tobeast.

Man (n.) Especially: An adult male person; a grown-up male person, as distinguished from a woman or a child.

Man (n.) The human race; mankind.

Man (n.) The male portion of the human race.

Man (n.) One possessing in a high degree the distinctive qualities of manhood; one having manly excellence of any kind.

Man (n.) An adult male servant; also, a vassal; a subject.

Man (n.) A term of familiar address often implying on the part of the speaker some degree of authority, impatience, or haste; as, Come, man, we 've no time to lose!

Man (n.) A married man; a husband; -- correlative to wife.

Man (n.) One, or any one, indefinitely; -- a modified survival of the Saxon use of man, or mon, as an indefinite pronoun.

Man (n.) One of the piece with which certain games, as chess or draughts, are played.

Man (v. t.) To supply with men; to furnish with a sufficient force or complement of men, as for management, service, defense, or the like; to guard; as, to man a ship, boat, or fort.

Man (v. t.) To furnish with strength for action; to prepare for efficiency; to fortify.

Man (v. t.) To tame, as a hawk.

Man (v. t.) To furnish with a servants.

Man (v. t.) To wait on as a manservant.

Map (n.) A representation of the surface of the earth, or of some portion of it, showing the relative position of the parts represented; -- usually on a flat surface. Also, such a representation of the celestial sphere, or of some part of it.

Map (n.) Anything which represents graphically a succession of events, states, or acts; as, an historical map.

Map (v. t.) To represent by a map; -- often with out; as, to survey and map, or map out, a county. Hence, figuratively: To represent or indicate systematically and clearly; to sketch; to plan; as, to map, or map out, a journey; to map out business.

Mar (n.) A small lake. See Mere.

Mar (v.) To make defective; to do injury to, esp. by cutting off or defacing a part; to impair; to disfigure; to deface.

Mar (v.) To spoil; to ruin.

Mar (n.) A mark or blemish made by bruising, scratching, or the like; a disfigurement.

Mat (n.) A name given by coppersmiths to an alloy of copper, tin, iron, etc., usually called white metal.

Mat (a.) Cast down; dejected; overthrown; slain.

Mat (n.) A fabric of sedge, rushes, flags, husks, straw, hemp, or similar material, used for wiping and cleaning shoes at the door, for covering the floor of a hall or room, and for other purposes.

Mat (n.) Any similar fabric for various uses, as for covering plant houses, putting beneath dishes or lamps on a table, securing rigging from friction, and the like.

Mat (n.) Anything growing thickly, or closely interwoven, so as to resemble a mat in form or texture; as, a mat of weeds; a mat of hair.

Mat (n.) An ornamental border made of paper, pasterboard, metal, etc., put under the glass which covers a framed picture; as, the mat of a daguerreotype.

Mat (v. t.) To cover or lay with mats.

Mat (v. t.) To twist, twine, or felt together; to interweave into, or like, a mat; to entangle.

Mat (v. i.) To grow thick together; to become interwoven or felted together like a mat.

Maw (n.) A gull.

Maw (n.) A stomach; the receptacle into which food is taken by swallowing; in birds, the craw; -- now used only of the lower animals, exept humorously or in contempt.

Maw (n.) Appetite; inclination.

Maw (n.) An old game at cards.

May (v.) An auxiliary verb qualifyng the meaning of another verb, by expressing: (a) Ability, competency, or possibility; -- now oftener expressed by can.

May (n.) A maiden.

May (n.) The fifth month of the year, containing thirty-one days.

May (n.) The early part or springtime of life.

May (n.) The flowers of the hawthorn; -- so called from their time of blossoming; also, the hawthorn.

May (n.) The merrymaking of May Day.

Nab (n.) The summit of an eminence.

Nab (n.) The cock of a gunlock.

Nab (n.) The keeper, or box into which the lock is shot.

Nab (v. t.) To catch or seize suddenly or unexpectedly.

Nad () Alt. of Nadde

Nag (n.) A small horse; a pony; hence, any horse.

Nag (n.) A paramour; -- in contempt.

Nag (v. t. & i.) To tease in a petty way; to scold habitually; to annoy; to fret pertinaciously.

Nam () Am not.

Nam () imp. of Nim.

Nan (inerj.) Anan.

Nap (v. i.) To have a short sleep; to be drowsy; to doze.

Nap (v. i.) To be in a careless, secure state.

Nap (n.) A short sleep; a doze; a siesta.

Nap (n.) Woolly or villous surface of felt, cloth, plants, etc.; an external covering of down, of short fine hairs or fibers forming part of the substance of anything, and lying smoothly in one direction; the pile; -- as, the nap of cotton flannel or of broadcloth.

Nap (n.) The loops which are cut to make the pile, in velvet.

Nap (v. t.) To raise, or put, a nap on.

Nas () Was not.

Nas () Has not.

Nat (adv.) Not.

Nat () Not at; nor at.

Nay (adv.) No; -- a negative answer to a question asked, or a request made, now superseded by no. See Yes.

Nay (adv.) Not this merely, but also; not only so, but; -- used to mark the addition or substitution of a more explicit or more emphatic phrase.

Nay (n.) Denial; refusal.

Nay (n.) a negative vote; one who votes in the negative.

Nay (v. t. & i.) To refuse.

Oad (n.) See Woad.

Oaf (n.) Originally, an elf's child; a changeling left by fairies or goblins; hence, a deformed or foolish child; a simpleton; an idiot.

Oak (n.) Any tree or shrub of the genus Quercus. The oaks have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and staminate flowers in catkins. The fruit is a smooth nut, called an acorn, which is more or less inclosed in a scaly involucre called the cup or cupule. There are now recognized about three hundred species, of which nearly fifty occur in the United States, the rest in Europe, Asia, and the other parts of North America, a very few barely reaching the northern parts of South America and Afr

Oak (n.) The strong wood or timber of the oak.

Oar (n) An implement for impelling a boat, being a slender piece of timber, usually ash or spruce, with a grip or handle at one end and a broad blade at the other. The part which rests in the rowlock is called the loom.

Oar (n) An oarsman; a rower; as, he is a good oar.

Oar (n) An oarlike swimming organ of various invertebrates.

Oar (v. t. & i.) To row.

Oat (n.) A well-known cereal grass (Avena sativa), and its edible grain; -- commonly used in the plural and in a collective sense.

Oat (n.) A musical pipe made of oat straw.

Pac (n.) A kind of moccasin, having the edges of the sole turned up and sewed to the upper.

Pad (n.) A footpath; a road.

Pad (n.) An easy-paced horse; a padnag.

Pad (n.) A robber that infests the road on foot; a highwayman; -- usually called a footpad.

Pad (n.) The act of robbing on the highway.

Pad (v. t.) To travel upon foot; to tread.

Pad (v. i.) To travel heavily or slowly.

Pad (v. i.) To rob on foot.

Pad (v. i.) To wear a path by walking.

Pad (n.) A soft, or small, cushion; a mass of anything soft; stuffing.

Pad (n.) A kind of cushion for writing upon, or for blotting; esp., one formed of many flat sheets of writing paper, or layers of blotting paper; a block of paper.

Pad (n.) A cushion used as a saddle without a tree or frame.

Pad (n.) A stuffed guard or protection; esp., one worn on the legs of horses to prevent bruising.

Pad (n.) A cushionlike thickening of the skin one the under side of the toes of animals.

Pad (n.) A floating leaf of a water lily or similar plant.

Pad (n.) A soft bag or cushion to relieve pressure, support a part, etc.

Pad (n.) A piece of timber fixed on a beam to fit the curve of the deck.

Pad (n.) A measure for fish; as, sixty mackerel go to a pad; a basket of soles.

Pad (v. t.) To stuff; to furnish with a pad or padding.

Pad (v. t.) To imbue uniformly with a mordant; as, to pad cloth.

Pah (interj.) An exclamation expressing disgust or contempt. See Bah.

Pah (n.) A kind of stockaded intrenchment.

Pal (n.) A mate; a partner; esp., an accomplice or confederate.

Pam (n.) The knave of clubs.

Pan (n.) A part; a portion.

Pan (n.) The distance comprised between the angle of the epaule and the flanked angle.

Pan (n.) A leaf of gold or silver.

Pan (v. t. & i.) To join or fit together; to unite.

Pan (n.) The betel leaf; also, the masticatory made of the betel leaf, etc. See /etel.

Pan (n.) The god of shepherds, guardian of bees, and patron of fishing and hunting. He is usually represented as having the head and trunk of a man, with the legs, horns, and tail of a goat, and as playing on the shepherd's pipe, which he is said to have invented.

Pan (n.) A shallow, open dish or vessel, usually of metal, employed for many domestic uses, as for setting milk for cream, for frying or baking food, etc.; also employed for various uses in manufacturing.

Pan (n.) A closed vessel for boiling or evaporating. See Vacuum pan, under Vacuum.

Pan (n.) The part of a flintlock which holds the priming.

Pan (n.) The skull, considered as a vessel containing the brain; the upper part of the head; the brainpan; the cranium.

Pan (n.) A recess, or bed, for the leaf of a hinge.

Pan (n.) The hard stratum of earth that lies below the soil. See Hard pan, under Hard.

Pan (n.) A natural basin, containing salt or fresh water, or mud.

Pan (v. t.) To separate, as gold, from dirt or sand, by washing in a kind of pan.

Pan (v. i.) To yield gold in, or as in, the process of panning; -- usually with out; as, the gravel panned out richly.

Pan (v. i.) To turn out (profitably or unprofitably); to result; to develop; as, the investigation, or the speculation, panned out poorly.

Pap (n.) A nipple; a mammilla; a teat.

Pap (n.) A rounded, nipplelike hill or peak; anything resembling a nipple in shape; a mamelon.

Pap (n.) A soft food for infants, made of bread boiled or softtened in milk or water.

Pap (n.) Nourishment or support from official patronage; as, treasury pap.

Pap (n.) The pulp of fruit.

Pap (v. t.) To feed with pap.

Par (n.) See Parr.

Par (prep.) By; with; -- used frequently in Early English in phrases taken from the French, being sometimes written as a part of the word which it governs; as, par amour, or paramour; par cas, or parcase; par fay, or parfay.

Par (n.) Equal value; equality of nominal and actual value; the value expressed on the face or in the words of a certificate of value, as a bond or other commercial paper.

Par (n.) Equality of condition or circumstances.

Pas (n.) A pace; a step, as in a dance.

Pas (n.) Right of going foremost; precedence.

Pat (v. t.) To strike gently with the fingers or hand; to stroke lightly; to tap; as, to pat a dog.

Pat (n.) A light, quik blow or stroke with the fingers or hand; a tap.

Pat (n.) A small mass, as of butter, shaped by pats.

Pat (a.) Exactly suitable; fit; convenient; timely.

Pat (adv.) In a pat manner.

Pau (n.) See Pah.

Paw (n.) The foot of a quadruped having claws, as the lion, dog, cat, etc.

Paw (n.) The hand.

Paw (v. i.) To draw the forefoot along the ground; to beat or scrape with the forefoot.

Paw (v. t.) To pass the paw over; to stroke or handle with the paws; hence, to handle fondly or rudely.

Paw (v. t.) To scrape or beat with the forefoot.

Pax (n.) The kiss of peace; also, the embrace in the sanctuary now substituted for it at High Mass in Roman Catholic churches.

Pax (n.) A tablet or board, on which is a representation of Christ, of the Virgin Mary, or of some saint and which, in the Mass, was kissed by the priest and then by the people, in mediaeval times; an osculatory. It is still used in communities, confraternities, etc.

Pay (v. t.) To cover, as bottom of a vessel, a seam, a spar, etc., with tar or pitch, or waterproof composition of tallow, resin, etc.; to smear.

Pay (v. t.) To satisfy, or content; specifically, to satisfy (another person) for service rendered, property delivered, etc.; to discharge one's obligation to; to make due return to; to compensate; to remunerate; to recompense; to requite; as, to pay workmen or servants.

Pay (v. t.) Hence, figuratively: To compensate justly; to requite according to merit; to reward; to punish; to retort or retaliate upon.

Pay (v. t.) To discharge, as a debt, demand, or obligation, by giving or doing what is due or required; to deliver the amount or value of to the person to whom it is owing; to discharge a debt by delivering (money owed).

Pay (v. t.) To discharge or fulfill, as a duy; to perform or render duty, as that which has been promised.

Pay (v. t.) To give or offer, without an implied obligation; as, to pay attention; to pay a visit.

Pay (v. i.) To give a recompense; to make payment, requital, or satisfaction; to discharge a debt.

Pay (v. i.) Hence, to make or secure suitable return for expense or trouble; to be remunerative or profitable; to be worth the effort or pains required; as, it will pay to ride; it will pay to wait; politeness always pays.

Pay (n.) Satisfaction; content.

Pay (n.) An equivalent or return for money due, goods purchased, or services performed; salary or wages for work or service; compensation; recompense; payment; hire; as, the pay of a clerk; the pay of a soldier.

Ra- () A prefix, from the Latin re and ad combined, coming to us through the French and Italian. See Re-, and Ad-.

Rab (n.) A rod or stick used by masons in mixing hair with mortar.

Rad () imp. & p. p. of Read, Rede.

Rag (v. t.) To scold or rail at; to rate; to tease; to torment; to banter.

Rag (n.) A piece of cloth torn off; a tattered piece of cloth; a shred; a tatter; a fragment.

Rag (n.) Hence, mean or tattered attire; worn-out dress.

Rag (n.) A shabby, beggarly fellow; a ragamuffin.

Rag (n.) A coarse kind of rock, somewhat cellular in texture.

Rag (n.) A ragged edge.

Rag (n.) A sail, or any piece of canvas.

Rag (v. i.) To become tattered.

Rag (v. t.) To break (ore) into lumps for sorting.

Rag (v. t.) To cut or dress roughly, as a grindstone.

Raj (n.) Reign; rule.

Ram (n.) The male of the sheep and allied animals. In some parts of England a ram is called a tup.

Ram (n.) Aries, the sign of the zodiac which the sun enters about the 21st of March.

Ram (n.) The constellation Aries, which does not now, as formerly, occupy the sign of the same name.

Ram (n.) An engine of war used for butting or battering.

Ram (n.) In ancient warfare, a long beam suspended by slings in a framework, and used for battering the walls of cities; a battering-ram.

Ram (n.) A heavy steel or iron beak attached to the prow of a steam war vessel for piercing or cutting down the vessel of an enemy; also, a vessel carrying such a beak.

Ram (n.) A hydraulic ram. See under Hydraulic.

Ram (n.) The weight which strikes the blow, in a pile driver, steam hammer, stamp mill, or the like.

Ram (n.) The plunger of a hydraulic press.

Ram (v. t.) To butt or strike against; to drive a ram against or through; to thrust or drive with violence; to force in; to drive together; to cram; as, to ram an enemy's vessel; to ram piles, cartridges, etc.

Ram (v. t.) To fill or compact by pounding or driving.

Ran () imp. of Run.

Ran (n.) Open robbery.

Ran (n.) Yarns coiled on a spun-yarn winch.

Rap (n.) A lay or skein containing 120 yards of yarn.

Rap (v. i.) To strike with a quick, sharp blow; to knock; as, to rap on the door.

Rap (v. t.) To strike with a quick blow; to knock on.

Rap (v. t.) To free (a pattern) in a mold by light blows on the pattern, so as to facilitate its removal.

Rap (n.) A quick, smart blow; a knock.

Rap (v.) To snatch away; to seize and hurry off.

Rap (v.) To hasten.

Rap (v.) To seize and bear away, as the mind or thoughts; to transport out of one's self; to affect with ecstasy or rapture; as, rapt into admiration.

Rap (v.) To exchange; to truck.

Rap (n.) A popular name for any of the tokens that passed current for a half-penny in Ireland in the early part of the eighteenth century; any coin of trifling value.

Ras (n.) See 2d Reis.

Rat (n.) One of several species of small rodents of the genus Mus and allied genera, larger than mice, that infest houses, stores, and ships, especially the Norway, or brown, rat (M. decumanus), the black rat (M. rattus), and the roof rat (M. Alexandrinus). These were introduced into America from the Old World.

Rat (n.) A round and tapering mass of hair, or similar material, used by women to support the puffs and rolls of their natural hair.

Rat (n.) One who deserts his party or associates; hence, in the trades, one who works for lower wages than those prescribed by a trades union.

Rat (v. i.) In English politics, to desert one's party from interested motives; to forsake one's associates for one's own advantage; in the trades, to work for less wages, or on other conditions, than those established by a trades union.

Rat (v. i.) To catch or kill rats.

Raw (superl.) Not altered from its natural state; not prepared by the action of heat; as, raw sienna; specifically, not cooked; not changed by heat to a state suitable for eating; not done; as, raw meat.

Raw (superl.) Hence: Unprepared for use or enjoyment; immature; unripe; unseasoned; inexperienced; unpracticed; untried; as, raw soldiers; a raw recruit.

Raw (superl.) Not worked in due form; in the natural state; untouched by art; unwrought.

Raw (superl.) Not distilled; as, raw water

Raw (superl.) Not spun or twisted; as, raw silk or cotton

Raw (superl.) Not mixed or diluted; as, raw spirits

Raw (superl.) Not tried; not melted and strained; as, raw tallow

Raw (superl.) Not tanned; as, raw hides

Raw (superl.) Not trimmed, covered, or folded under; as, the raw edge of a piece of metal or of cloth.

Raw (superl.) Not covered; bare.

Raw (superl.) Bald.

Raw (superl.) Deprived of skin; galled; as, a raw sore.

Raw (superl.) Sore, as if by being galled.

Raw (superl.) Disagreeably damp or cold; chilly; bleak; as, a raw wind.

Raw (n.) A raw, sore, or galled place; a sensitive spot; as, to touch one on the raw.

Ray (v. t.) To array.

Ray (v. t.) To mark, stain, or soil; to streak; to defile.

Ray (n.) Array; order; arrangement; dress.

Ray (n.) One of a number of

Ray (n.) A radiating part of a flower or plant; the marginal florets of a compound flower, as an aster or a sunflower; one of the pedicels of an umbel or other circular flower cluster; radius. See Radius.

Ray (n.) One of the radiating spines, or cartilages, supporting the fins of fishes.

Ray (n.) One of the spheromeres of a radiate, especially one of the arms of a starfish or an ophiuran.

Ray (n.) A

Ray (n.) One of the component elements of the total radiation from a body; any definite or limited portion of the spectrum; as, the red ray; the violet ray. See Illust. under Light.

Ray (n.) Sight; perception; vision; -- from an old theory of vision, that sight was something which proceeded from the eye to the object seen.

Ray (n.) One of a system of diverging

Ray (n.) To mark with long

Ray (n.) To send forth or shoot out; to cause to shine out; as, to ray smiles.

Ray (v. i.) To shine, as with rays.

Ray (n.) Any one of numerous elasmobranch fishes of the order Raiae, including the skates, torpedoes, sawfishes, etc.

Ray (n.) In a restricted sense, any of the broad, flat, narrow-tailed species, as the skates and sting rays. See Skate.

Sac (n.) See Sacs.

Sac (n.) The privilege formerly enjoyed by the lord of a manor, of holding courts, trying causes, and imposing fines.

Sac (n.) See 2d Sack.

Sac (n.) A cavity, bag, or receptacle, usually containing fluid, and either closed, or opening into another cavity to the exterior; a sack.

Sad (supperl.) Sated; satisfied; weary; tired.

Sad (supperl.) Heavy; weighty; ponderous; close; hard.

Sad (supperl.) Dull; grave; dark; somber; -- said of colors.

Sad (supperl.) Serious; grave; sober; steadfast; not light or frivolous.

Sad (supperl.) Affected with grief or unhappiness; cast down with affliction; downcast; gloomy; mournful.

Sad (supperl.) Afflictive; calamitous; causing sorrow; as, a sad accident; a sad misfortune.

Sad (supperl.) Hence, bad; naughty; troublesome; wicked.

Sad (v. t.) To make sorrowful; to sadden.

Sag (v. i.) To sink, in the middle, by its weight or under applied pressure, below a horizontal

Sag (v. i.) Fig.: To lose firmness or elasticity; to sink; to droop; to flag; to bend; to yield, as the mind or spirits, under the pressure of care, trouble, doubt, or the like; to be unsettled or unbalanced.

Sag (v. i.) To loiter in walking; to idle along; to drag or droop heavily.

Sag (v. t.) To cause to bend or give way; to load.

Sag (n.) State of sinking or bending; sagging.

Sai (n.) See Capuchin, 3 (a).

Sal (n.) An East Indian timber tree (Shorea robusta), much used for building purposes. It is of a light brown color, close-grained, heavy, and durable.

Sal (n.) Salt.

Sam (a.) Together.

Sao (n.) Any marine annelid of the genus Hyalinaecia, especially H. tubicola of Europe, which inhabits a transparent movable tube resembling a quill in color and texture.

Sap (n.) The juice of plants of any kind, especially the ascending and descending juices or circulating fluid essential to nutrition.

Sap (n.) The sapwood, or alburnum, of a tree.

Sap (n.) A simpleton; a saphead; a milksop.

Sap (v. t.) To subvert by digging or wearing away; to mine; to undermine; to destroy the foundation of.

Sap (v. t.) To pierce with saps.

Sap (v. t.) To make unstable or infirm; to unsettle; to weaken.

Sap (v. i.) To proceed by mining, or by secretly undermining; to execute saps.

Sap (n.) A narrow ditch or trench made from the foremost parallel toward the glacis or covert way of a besieged place by digging under cover of gabions, etc.

Sat () imp. of Sit.

Saw () imp. of See.

Saw (v. t.) Something said; speech; discourse.

Saw (v. t.) A saying; a proverb; a maxim.

Saw (v. t.) Dictate; command; decree.

Saw (n.) An instrument for cutting or dividing substances, as wood, iron, etc., consisting of a thin blade, or plate, of steel, with a series of sharp teeth on the edge, which remove successive portions of the material by cutting and tearing.

Saw (v. t.) To cut with a saw; to separate with a saw; as, to saw timber or marble.

Saw (v. t.) To form by cutting with a saw; as, to saw boards or planks, that is, to saw logs or timber into boards or planks; to saw shingles; to saw out a panel.

Saw (v. t.) Also used figuratively; as, to saw the air.

Saw (v. i.) To use a saw; to practice sawing; as, a man saws well.

Saw (v. i.) To cut, as a saw; as, the saw or mill saws fast.

Saw (v. i.) To be cut with a saw; as, the timber saws smoothly.

Sax (n.) A kind of chopping instrument for trimming the edges of roofing slates.

Say (imp.) Saw.

Say (n.) Trial by sample; assay; sample; specimen; smack.

Say (n.) Tried quality; temper; proof.

Say (n.) Essay; trial; attempt.

Say (v. t.) To try; to assay.

Say (n.) A kind of silk or satin.

Say (n.) A delicate kind of serge, or woolen cloth.

Say (v. t.) To utter or express in words; to tell; to speak; to declare; as, he said many wise things.

Say (v. t.) To repeat; to rehearse; to recite; to pronounce; as, to say a lesson.

Say (v. t.) To announce as a decision or opinion; to state positively; to assert; hence, to form an opinion upon; to be sure about; to be determined in mind as to.

Say (v. t.) To mention or suggest as an estimate, hypothesis, or approximation; hence, to suppose; -- in the imperative, followed sometimes by the subjunctive; as, he had, say fifty thousand dollars; the fox had run, say ten miles.

Say (v. i.) To speak; to express an opinion; to make answer; to reply.

Say (v. t.) A speech; something said; an expression of opinion; a current story; a maxim or proverb.

Tab (n.) The flap or latchet of a shoe fastened with a string or a buckle.

Tab (n.) A tag. See Tag, 2.

Tab (n.) A loop for pulling or lifting something.

Tab (n.) A border of lace or other material, worn on the inner front edge of ladies' bonnets.

Tab (n.) A loose pendent part of a lady's garment; esp., one of a series of pendent squares forming an edge or border.

Tac (n.) A kind of customary payment by a tenant; -- a word used in old records.

Tag (n.) Any slight appendage, as to an article of dress; something slight hanging loosely; specifically, a direction card, or label.

Tag (n.) A metallic binding, tube, or point, at the end of a string, or lace, to stiffen it.

Tag (n.) The end, or catchword, of an actor's speech; cue.

Tag (n.) Something mean and paltry; the rabble.

Tag (n.) A sheep of the first year.

Tag (n.) A sale of usually used items (such as furniture, clothing, household items or bric-a-brac), conducted by one or a small group of individuals, at a location which is not a normal retail establishment.

Tag (v. t.) To fit with, or as with, a tag or tags.

Tag (v. t.) To join; to fasten; to attach.

Tag (v. t.) To follow closely after; esp., to follow and touch in the game of tag. See Tag, a play.

Tag (v. i.) To follow closely, as it were an appendage; -- often with after; as, to tag after a person.

Tag (v.) A child's play in which one runs after and touches another, and then runs away to avoid being touched.

Tan (n.) See Picul.

Tan (n.) The bark of the oak, and some other trees, bruised and broken by a mill, for tanning hides; -- so called both before and after it has been used. Called also tan bark.

Tan (n.) A yellowish-brown color, like that of tan.

Tan (n.) A brown color imparted to the skin by exposure to the sun; as, hands covered with tan.

Tan (a.) Of the color of tan; yellowish-brown.

Tan (n.) To convert (the skin of an animal) into leather, as by usual process of steeping it in an infusion of oak or some other bark, whereby it is impregnated with tannin, or tannic acid (which exists in several species of bark), and is thus rendered firm, durable, and in some degree impervious to water.

Tan (n.) To make brown; to imbrown, as by exposure to the rays of the sun; as, to tan the skin.

Tan (v. i.) To get or become tanned.

Tap (v. t.) To strike with a slight or gentle blow; to touch gently; to rap lightly; to pat; as, to tap one with the hand or a cane.

Tap (v. t.) To put a new sole or heel on; as, to tap shoes.

Tap (n.) A gentle or slight blow; a light rap; a pat.

Tap (n.) A piece of leather fastened upon the bottom of a boot or shoe in repairing or renewing the sole or heel.

Tap (n.) A signal, by drum or trumpet, for extinguishing all lights in soldiers' quarters and retiring to bed, -- usually given about a quarter of an hour after tattoo.

Tap (v. i.) To strike a gentle blow.

Tap (n.) A hole or pipe through which liquor is drawn.

Tap (n.) A plug or spile for stopping a hole pierced in a cask, or the like; a faucet.

Tap (n.) Liquor drawn through a tap; hence, a certain kind or quality of liquor; as, a liquor of the same tap.

Tap (n.) A place where liquor is drawn for drinking; a taproom; a bar.

Tap (n.) A tool for forming an internal screw, as in a nut, consisting of a hardened steel male screw grooved longitudinally so as to have cutting edges.

Tap (v. t.) To pierce so as to let out, or draw off, a fluid; as, to tap a cask, a tree, a tumor, etc.

Tap (v. t.) Hence, to draw from (anything) in any analogous way; as, to tap telegraph wires for the purpose of intercepting information; to tap the treasury.

Tap (v. t.) To draw, or cause to flow, by piercing.

Tap (v. t.) To form an internal screw in (anything) by means of a tool called a tap; as, to tap a nut.

Tar (n.) A sailor; a seaman.

Tar (n.) A thick, black, viscous liquid obtained by the distillation of wood, coal, etc., and having a varied composition according to the temperature and material employed in obtaining it.

Tar (v. t.) To smear with tar, or as with tar; as, to tar ropes; to tar cloth.

Tas (n.) A heap.

Tas (v. t.) To tassel.

Tat (n.) Gunny cloth made from the fiber of the Corchorus olitorius, or jute.

Tat (n.) A pony.

Tau (n.) The common American toadfish; -- so called from a marking resembling the Greek letter tau (/).

Taw (n.) Tow.

Taw (v. t.) To push; to tug; to tow.

Taw (v. t.) To prepare or dress, as hemp, by beating; to tew; hence, to beat; to scourge.

Taw (v. t.) To dress and prepare, as the skins of sheep, lambs, goats, and kids, for gloves, and the like, by imbuing them with alum, salt, and other agents, for softening and bleaching them.

Taw (n.) A large marble to be played with; also, a game at marbles.

Taw (n.) A

Tax (n.) A charge, especially a pecuniary burden which is imposed by authority.

Tax (n.) A charge or burden laid upon persons or property for the support of a government.

Tax (n.) Especially, the sum laid upon specific things, as upon polls, lands, houses, income, etc.; as, a land tax; a window tax; a tax on carriages, and the like.

Tax (n.) A sum imposed or levied upon the members of a society to defray its expenses.

Tax (n.) A task exacted from one who is under control; a contribution or service, the rendering of which is imposed upon a subject.

Tax (n.) A disagreeable or burdensome duty or charge; as, a heavy tax on time or health.

Tax (n.) Charge; censure.

Tax (n.) A lesson to be learned; a task.

Tax (n.) To subject to the payment of a tax or taxes; to impose a tax upon; to lay a burden upon; especially, to exact money from for the support of government.

Tax (n.) To assess, fix, or determine judicially, the amount of; as, to tax the cost of an action in court.

Tax (n.) To charge; to accuse; also, to censure; -- often followed by with, rarely by of before an indirect object; as, to tax a man with pride.

Vae (n.) See Voe.

Van (n.) The front of an army; the first

Van (n.) A shovel used in cleansing ore.

Van (v. t.) To wash or cleanse, as a small portion of ore, on a shovel.

Van (n.) A light wagon, either covered or open, used by tradesmen and others fore the transportation of goods.

Van (n.) A large covered wagon for moving furniture, etc., also for conveying wild beasts, etc., for exhibition.

Van (n.) A close railway car for baggage. See the Note under Car, 2.

Van (n.) A fan or other contrivance, as a sieve, for winnowing grain.

Van (n.) A wing with which the air is beaten.

Van (v. t.) To fan, or to cleanse by fanning; to winnow.

Vap (n.) That which is vapid, insipid, or lifeless; especially, the lifeless part of liquor or wine.

Vas (n.) A vessel; a duct.

Vat (n.) A large vessel, cistern, or tub, especially one used for holding in an immature state, chemical preparations for dyeing, or for tanning, or for tanning leather, or the like.

Vat (n.) A measure for liquids, and also a dry measure; especially, a liquid measure in Belgium and Holland, corresponding to the hectoliter of the metric system, which contains 22.01 imperial gallons, or 26.4 standard gallons in the United States.

Vat (n.) A wooden tub for washing ores and mineral substances in.

Vat (n.) A square, hollow place on the back of a calcining furnace, where tin ore is laid to dry.

Vat (n.) A vessel for holding holy water.

Vat (v. t.) To put or transfer into a vat.

Wad (n.) Woad.

Wad (n.) A little mass, tuft, or bundle, as of hay or tow.

Wad (n.) Specifically: A little mass of some soft or flexible material, such as hay, straw, tow, paper, or old rope yarn, used for retaining a charge of powder in a gun, or for keeping the powder and shot close; also, to diminish or avoid the effects of windage. Also, by extension, a dusk of felt, pasteboard, etc., serving a similar purpose.

Wad (n.) A soft mass, especially of some loose, fibrous substance, used for various purposes, as for stopping an aperture, padding a garment, etc.

Wad (v. t.) To form into a mass, or wad, or into wadding; as, to wad tow or cotton.

Wad (v. t.) To insert or crowd a wad into; as, to wad a gun; also, to stuff or

Wad (n.) Alt. of Wadd

Wae (n.) A wave.

Wag (v. t.) To move one way and the other with quick turns; to shake to and fro; to move vibratingly; to cause to vibrate, as a part of the body; as, to wag the head.

Wag (v. i.) To move one way and the other; to be shaken to and fro; to vibrate.

Wag (v. i.) To be in action or motion; to move; to get along; to progress; to stir.

Wag (v. i.) To go; to depart; to pack oft.

Wag (v.) The act of wagging; a shake; as, a wag of the head.

Wag (v.) A man full of sport and humor; a ludicrous fellow; a humorist; a wit; a joker.

Wah (n.) The panda.

Wan (imp.) Won.

Wan (a.) Having a pale or sickly hue; languid of look; pale; pallid.

Wan (n.) The quality of being wan; wanness.

Wan (v. i.) To grow wan; to become pale or sickly in looks.

Wap (v. t. & i.) To beat; to whap.

Wap (n.) A blow or beating; a whap.

War (a.) Ware; aware.

War (n.) A contest between nations or states, carried on by force, whether for defence, for revenging insults and redressing wrongs, for the extension of commerce, for the acquisition of territory, for obtaining and establishing the superiority and dominion of one over the other, or for any other purpose; armed conflict of sovereign powers; declared and open hostilities.

War (n.) A condition of belligerency to be maintained by physical force. In this sense, levying war against the sovereign authority is treason.

War (n.) Instruments of war.

War (n.) Forces; army.

War (n.) The profession of arms; the art of war.

War (n.) a state of opposition or contest; an act of opposition; an inimical contest, act, or action; enmity; hostility.

War (v. i.) To make war; to invade or attack a state or nation with force of arms; to carry on hostilities; to be in a state by violence.

War (v. i.) To contend; to strive violently; to fight.

War (v. t.) To make war upon; to fight.

War (v. t.) To carry on, as a contest; to wage.

Was (v.) The first and third persons singular of the verb be, in the indicative mood, preterit (imperfect) tense; as, I was; he was.

Wax (v. i.) To increase in size; to grow bigger; to become larger or fuller; -- opposed to wane.

Wax (v. i.) To pass from one state to another; to become; to grow; as, to wax strong; to wax warmer or colder; to wax feeble; to wax old; to wax worse and worse.

Wax (n.) A fatty, solid substance, produced by bees, and employed by them in the construction of their comb; -- usually called beeswax. It is first excreted, from a row of pouches along their sides, in the form of scales, which, being masticated and mixed with saliva, become whitened and tenacious. Its natural color is pale or dull yellow.

Wax (n.) Hence, any substance resembling beeswax in consistency or appearance.

Wax (n.) Cerumen, or earwax.

Wax (n.) A waxlike composition used for uniting surfaces, for excluding air, and for other purposes; as, sealing wax, grafting wax, etching wax, etc.

Wax (n.) A waxlike composition used by shoemakers for rubbing their thread.

Wax (n.) A substance similar to beeswax, secreted by several species of scale insects, as the Chinese wax. See Wax insect, below.

Wax (n.) A waxlike product secreted by certain plants. See Vegetable wax, under Vegetable.

Wax (n.) A substance, somewhat resembling wax, found in connection with certain deposits of rock salt and coal; -- called also mineral wax, and ozocerite.

Wax (n.) Thick sirup made by boiling down the sap of the sugar maple, and then cooling.

Wax (v. t.) To smear or rub with wax; to treat with wax; as, to wax a thread or a table.

Way (adv.) Away.

Way (n.) That by, upon, or along, which one passes or processes; opportunity or room to pass; place of passing; passage; road, street, track, or path of any kind; as, they built a way to the mine.

Way (n.) Length of space; distance; interval; as, a great way; a long way.

Way (n.) A moving; passage; procession; journey.

Way (n.) Course or direction of motion or process; tendency of action; advance.

Way (n.) The means by which anything is reached, or anything is accomplished; scheme; device; plan.

Way (n.) Manner; method; mode; fashion; style; as, the way of expressing one's ideas.

Way (n.) Regular course; habitual method of life or action; plan of conduct; mode of dealing.

Way (n.) Sphere or scope of observation.

Way (n.) Determined course; resolved mode of action or conduct; as, to have one's way.

Way (n.) Progress; as, a ship has way.

Way (n.) The timbers on which a ship is launched.

Way (n.) The longitudinal guides, or guiding surfaces, on the bed of a planer, lathe, or the like, along which a table or carriage moves.

Way (n.) Right of way. See below.

Way (v. t.) To go or travel to; to go in, as a way or path.

Way (v. i.) To move; to progress; to go.

Yaf (imp.) Gave. See Give.

Yak (n.) A bovine mammal (Poephagus grunnies) native of the high plains of Central Asia. Its neck, the outer side of its legs, and its flanks, are covered with long, flowing, fine hair. Its tail is long and bushy, often white, and is valued as an ornament and for other purposes in India and China. There are several domesticated varieties, some of which lack the mane and the long hair on the flanks. Called also chauri gua, grunting cow, grunting ox, sarlac, sarlik, and sarluc.

Yam (n.) A large, esculent, farinaceous tuber of various climbing plants of the genus Dioscorea; also, the plants themselves. Mostly natives of warm climates. The plants have netted-veined, petioled leaves, and pods with three broad wings. The commonest species is D. sativa, but several others are cultivated.

Yap (v. i.) To bark; to yelp.

Yap (n.) A bark; a yelp.

Yaw (v. i.) To rise in blisters, breaking in white froth, as cane juice in the clarifiers in sugar works.

Yaw (v. i. & t.) To steer wild, or out of the

Yaw (n.) A movement of a vessel by which she temporarily alters her course; a deviation from a straight course in steering.

Zax (n.) A tool for trimming and puncturing roofing slates.





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