3 letter words whose second letter is E
Be- () A prefix, originally the same word as by;
Be- () To intensify the meaning; as, bespatter, bestir.
Be- () To render an intransitive verb transitive; as, befall (to fall upon); bespeak (to speak for).
Be- () To make the action of a verb particular or definite; as, beget (to get as offspring); beset (to set around).
Bed (n.) An article of furniture to sleep or take rest in or on; a couch. Specifically: A sack or mattress, filled with some soft material, in distinction from the bedstead on which it is placed (as, a feather bed), or this with the bedclothes added. In a general sense, any thing or place used for sleeping or reclining on or in, as a quantity of hay, straw, leaves, or twigs.
Bed (n.) (Used as the symbol of matrimony) Marriage.
Bed (n.) A plat or level piece of ground in a garden, usually a little raised above the adjoining ground.
Bed (n.) A mass or heap of anything arranged like a bed; as, a bed of ashes or coals.
Bed (n.) The bottom of a watercourse, or of any body of water; as, the bed of a river.
Bed (n.) A layer or seam, or a horizontal stratum between layers; as, a bed of coal, iron, etc.
Bed (n.) See Gun carriage, and Mortar bed.
Bed (n.) The horizontal surface of a building stone; as, the upper and lower beds.
Bed (n.) A course of stone or brick in a wall.
Bed (n.) The place or material in which a block or brick is laid.
Bed (n.) The lower surface of a brick, slate, or tile.
Bed (n.) The foundation or the more solid and fixed part or framing of a machine; or a part on which something is laid or supported; as, the bed of an engine.
Bed (n.) The superficial earthwork, or ballast, of a railroad.
Bed (n.) The flat part of the press, on which the form is laid.
Bed (v. t.) To place in a bed.
Bed (v. t.) To make partaker of one's bed; to cohabit with.
Bed (v. t.) To furnish with a bed or bedding.
Bed (v. t.) To plant or arrange in beds; to set, or cover, as in a bed of soft earth; as, to bed the roots of a plant in mold.
Bed (v. t.) To lay or put in any hollow place, or place of rest and security, surrounded or inclosed; to embed; to furnish with or place upon a bed or foundation; as, to bed a stone; it was bedded on a rock.
Bed (v. t.) To dress or prepare the surface of stone) so as to serve as a bed.
Bed (v. t.) To lay flat; to lay in order; to place in a horizontal or recumbent position.
Bed (v. i.) To go to bed; to cohabit.
Bee () p. p. of Be; -- used for been.
Bee (n.) An insect of the order Hymenoptera, and family Apidae (the honeybees), or family Andrenidae (the solitary bees.) See Honeybee.
Bee (n.) A neighborly gathering of people who engage in united labor for the benefit of an individual or family; as, a quilting bee; a husking bee; a raising bee.
Bee (n.) Pieces of hard wood bolted to the sides of the bowsprit, to reeve the fore-topmast stays through; -- called also bee blocks.
Beg (n.) A title of honor in Turkey and in some other parts of the East; a bey.
Beg (v. t.) To ask earnestly for; to entreat or supplicate for; to beseech.
Beg (v. t.) To ask for as a charity, esp. to ask for habitually or from house to house.
Beg (v. t.) To make petition to; to entreat; as, to beg a person to grant a favor.
Beg (v. t.) To take for granted; to assume without proof.
Beg (v. t.) To ask to be appointed guardian for, or to ask to have a guardian appointed for.
Beg (v. i.) To ask alms or charity, especially to ask habitually by the wayside or from house to house; to live by asking alms.
Bel (n.) The Babylonian name of the god known among the Hebrews as Baal. See Baal.
Ben () Alt. of Ben nut
Ben (adv. & prep.) Within; in; in or into the interior; toward the inner apartment.
Ben (adv.) The inner or principal room in a hut or house of two rooms; -- opposed to but, the outer apartment.
Ben () An old form of the pl. indic. pr. of Be.
Ben (n.) A hoglike mammal of New Guinea (Porcula papuensis).
Bet (n.) That which is laid, staked, or pledged, as between two parties, upon the event of a contest or any contingent issue; the act of giving such a pledge; a wager.
Bet (imp. & p. p.) of Bet
Bet (v. t.) To stake or pledge upon the event of a contingent issue; to wager.
Bet () imp. & p. p. of Beat.
Bet (a. & adv.) An early form of Better.
Bey (n.) A governor of a province or district in the Turkish dominions; also, in some places, a prince or nobleman; a beg; as, the bey of Tunis.
-mi (pl. ) of Centesimo
De- () A prefix from Latin de down, from, away; as in debark, dec
Del (n.) Share; portion; part.
Den (n.) A small cavern or hollow place in the side of a hill, or among rocks; esp., a cave used by a wild beast for shelter or concealment; as, a lion's den; a den of robbers.
Den (n.) A squalid place of resort; a wretched dwelling place; a haunt; as, a den of vice.
Den (n.) Any snug or close retreat where one goes to be alone.
Den (n.) A narrow glen; a ravine; a dell.
Den (v. i.) To live in, or as in, a den.
Dev (n.) Alt. of Deva
Dew (n.) Moisture from the atmosphere condensed by cool bodies upon their surfaces, particularly at night.
Dew (n.) Figuratively, anything which falls lightly and in a refreshing manner.
Dew (n.) An emblem of morning, or fresh vigor.
Dew (v. t.) To wet with dew or as with dew; to bedew; to moisten; as with dew.
Dew (a. & n.) Same as Due, or Duty.
Dey (n.) A servant who has charge of the dairy; a dairymaid.
Dey (n.) The governor of Algiers; -- so called before the French conquest in 1830.
-ee () A suffix used, chiefly in law terms, in a passive signification, to indicate the direct or indirect object of an action, or the one to whom an act is done or on whom a right is conferred; as in assignee, donee, alienee, grantee, etc. It is correlative to -or, the agent or doer.
Eek (v. t.) Alt. of Eeke
Eel (n.) An elongated fish of many genera and species. The common eels of Europe and America belong to the genus Anguilla. The electrical eel is a species of Gymnotus. The so called vinegar eel is a minute nematode worm. See Conger eel, Electric eel, and Gymnotus.
Een (n.) The old plural of Eye.
Eet (obs. imp.) of Eat.
Fed () imp. & p. p. of Feed.
Fee (n.) property; possession; tenure.
Fee (n.) Reward or compensation for services rendered or to be rendered; especially, payment for professional services, of optional amount, or fixed by custom or laws; charge; pay; perquisite; as, the fees of lawyers and physicians; the fees of office; clerk's fees; sheriff's fees; marriage fees, etc.
Fee (n.) A right to the use of a superior's land, as a stipend for services to be performed; also, the land so held; a fief.
Fee (n.) An estate of inheritance supposed to be held either mediately or immediately from the sovereign, and absolutely vested in the owner.
Fee (n.) An estate of inheritance belonging to the owner, and transmissible to his heirs, absolutely and simply, without condition attached to the tenure.
Fee (v. t.) To reward for services performed, or to be performed; to recompense; to hire or keep in hire; hence, to bribe.
Fed (imp. & p. p.) of Feed
Fen (n.) Low land overflowed, or covered wholly or partially with water, but producing sedge, coarse grasses, or other aquatic plants; boggy land; moor; marsh.
Fer (a. & adv.) Far.
Fet (n.) A piece.
Fet (v. t.) To fetch.
Fet (p. p.) Fetched.
Fet (p. p.) of Fette
Feu (n.) A free and gratuitous right to lands made to one for service to be performed by him; a tenure where the vassal, in place of military services, makes a return in grain or in money.
Few (superl.) Not many; small, limited, or confined in number; -- indicating a small portion of units or individuals constituing a whole; often, by ellipsis of a noun, a few people.
Fey (a.) Fated; doomed.
Fey (n.) Faith.
Fey (v. t.) To cleanse; to clean out.
Fez (n.) A felt or cloth cap, usually red and having a tassel, -- a variety of the tarboosh. See Tarboosh.
Ge- () An Anglo-Saxon prefix. See Y-.
Ged (n.) Alt. of Gedd
Gee (v. i.) To agree; to harmonize.
Gee (v. i.) To turn to the off side, or from the driver (i.e., in the United States, to the right side); -- said of cattle, or a team; used most frequently in the imperative, often with off, by drivers of oxen, in directing their teams, and opposed to haw, or hoi.
Gee (v. t.) To cause (a team) to turn to the off side, or from the driver.
Gem (n.) A bud.
Gem (n.) A precious stone of any kind, as the ruby, emerald, topaz, sapphire, beryl, spinel, etc., especially when cut and polished for ornament; a jewel.
Gem (n.) Anything of small size, or expressed within brief limits, which is regarded as a gem on account of its beauty or value, as a small picture, a verse of poetry, a witty or wise saying.
Gem (v. t.) To put forth in the form of buds.
Gem (v. t.) To adorn with gems or precious stones.
Gem (v. t.) To embellish or adorn, as with gems; as, a foliage gemmed with dewdrops.
Get (n.) Jet, the mineral.
Get (n.) Fashion; manner; custom.
Get (n.) Artifice; contrivance.
Got (imp.) of Get
Gat () of Get
Got (p. p.) of Get
Get (v. t.) To procure; to obtain; to gain possession of; to acquire; to earn; to obtain as a price or reward; to come by; to win, by almost any means; as, to get favor by kindness; to get wealth by industry and economy; to get land by purchase, etc.
Get (v. t.) Hence, with have and had, to come into or be in possession of; to have.
Get (v. t.) To beget; to procreate; to generate.
Get (v. t.) To obtain mental possession of; to learn; to commit to memory; to memorize; as to get a lesson; also with out; as, to get out one's Greek lesson.
Get (v. t.) To prevail on; to induce; to persuade.
Get (v. t.) To procure to be, or to cause to be in any state or condition; -- with a following participle.
Get (v. t.) To betake; to remove; -- in a reflexive use.
Get (v. i.) To make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive accessions; to be increased.
Get (v. i.) To arrive at, or bring one's self into, a state, condition, or position; to come to be; to become; -- with a following adjective or past participle belonging to the subject of the verb; as, to get sober; to get awake; to get beaten; to get elected.
Get (n.) Offspring; progeny; as, the get of a stallion.
Hem (pron.) Them
Hem (interj.) An onomatopoetic word used as an expression of hesitation, doubt, etc. It is often a sort of voluntary half cough, loud or subdued, and would perhaps be better expressed by hm.
Hem (n.) An utterance or sound of the voice, hem or hm, often indicative of hesitation or doubt, sometimes used to call attention.
Hem (v. i.) To make the sound expressed by the word hem; hence, to hesitate in speaking.
Hem (n.) The edge or border of a garment or cloth, doubled over and sewed, to strengthen raveling.
Hem (n.) Border; edge; margin.
Hem (n.) A border made on sheet-metal ware by doubling over the edge of the sheet, to stiffen it and remove the sharp edge.
Hem (v. t.) To form a hem or border to; to fold and sew down the edge of.
Hem (v. t.) To border; to edge
Hen (n.) The female of the domestic fowl; also, the female of grouse, pheasants, or any kind of birds; as, the heath hen; the gray hen.
Hep (n.) See Hip, the fruit of the dog-rose.
Her (pron. & a.) The form of the objective and the possessive case of the personal pronoun she; as, I saw her with her purse out.
Her (pron. pl.) Alt. of Here
Het () of Hete
Hew (v. t.) To cut with an ax; to fell with a sharp instrument; -- often with down, or off.
Hew (v. t.) To form or shape with a sharp instrument; to cut; hence, to form laboriously; -- often with out; as, to hew out a sepulcher.
Hew (v. t.) To cut in pieces; to chop; to hack.
Hew (n.) Destruction by cutting down.
Hew (n.) Hue; color.
Hew (n.) Shape; form.
Hey (a.) High.
Hey (interj.) An exclamation of joy, surprise, or encouragement.
Hey (interj.) A cry to set dogs on.
Jee (v. t. & i.) See Gee.
Jeg (n.) See Jig, 6.
Jet (n.) Same as 2d Get.
Jet (n.) A variety of lignite, of a very compact texture and velvet black color, susceptible of a good polish, and often wrought into mourning jewelry, toys, buttons, etc. Formerly called also black amber.
Jet (n.) A shooting forth; a spouting; a spurt; a sudden rush or gush, as of water from a pipe, or of flame from an orifice; also, that which issues in a jet.
Jet (n.) Drift; scope; range, as of an argument.
Jet (n.) The sprue of a type, which is broken from it when the type is cold.
Jet (v. i.) To strut; to walk with a lofty or haughty gait; to be insolent; to obtrude.
Jet (v. i.) To jerk; to jolt; to be shaken.
Jet (v. i.) To shoot forward or out; to project; to jut out.
Jet (v. t.) To spout; to emit in a stream or jet.
Jew (n.) Originally, one belonging to the tribe or kingdom of Judah; after the return from the Babylonish captivity, any member of the new state; a Hebrew; an Israelite.
Kee (n. pl.) See Kie, Ky, and Kine.
men (pl. ) of Keelman
Keg (n.) A small cask or barrel.
Ken (n.) A house; esp., one which is a resort for thieves.
Ken (n. t.) To know; to understand; to take cognizance of.
Ken (n. t.) To recognize; to descry; to discern.
Ken (v. i.) To look around.
Ken (n.) Cognizance; view; especially, reach of sight or knowledge.
Ket (n.) Carrion; any filth.
Kex (n.) A weed; a kecksy.
Kex (n.) A dry husk or covering.
Key (n.) An instrument by means of which the bolt of a lock is shot or drawn; usually, a removable metal instrument fitted to the mechanism of a particular lock and operated by turning in its place.
Key (n.) An instrument which is turned like a key in fastening or adjusting any mechanism; as, a watch key; a bed key, etc.
Key (n.) That part of an instrument or machine which serves as the means of operating it; as, a telegraph key; the keys of a pianoforte, or of a typewriter.
Key (n.) A position or condition which affords entrance, control, pr possession, etc.; as, the key of a
Key (n.) That part of a mechanism which serves to lock up, make fast, or adjust to position.
Key (n.) A piece of wood used as a wedge.
Key (n.) The last board of a floor when laid down.
Key (n.) A keystone.
Key (n.) That part of the plastering which is forced through between the laths and holds the rest in place.
Key (n.) A wedge to unite two or more pieces, or adjust their relative position; a cotter; a forelock.
Key (n.) A bar, pin or wedge, to secure a crank, pulley, coupling, etc., upon a shaft, and prevent relative turning; sometimes holding by friction alone, but more frequently by its resistance to shearing, being usually embedded partly in the shaft and partly in the crank, pulley, etc.
Key (n.) An indehiscent, one-seeded fruit furnished with a wing, as the fruit of the ash and maple; a samara; -- called also key fruit.
Key (n.) A family of tones whose regular members are called diatonic tones, and named key tone (or tonic) or one (or eight), mediant or three, dominant or five, subdominant or four, submediant or six, supertonic or two, and subtonic or seven. Chromatic tones are temporary members of a key, under such names as " sharp four," "flat seven," etc. Scales and tunes of every variety are made from the tones of a key.
Key (n.) The fundamental tone of a movement to which its modulations are referred, and with which it generally begins and ends; keynote.
Key (n.) Fig: The general pitch or tone of a sentence or utterance.
Key (v. t.) To fasten or secure firmly; to fasten or tighten with keys or wedges.
Lea (n.) A measure of yarn; for
Lea (n.) A set of warp threads carried by a loop of the heddle.
Lea (n.) A meadow or sward land; a grassy field.
Led (imp. & p. p.) of Lead
Led (imp. & p. p.) of Lead.
Lee (v. i.) To lie; to speak falsely.
Lee (n.) That which settles at the bottom, as of a cask of liquor (esp. wine); sediment; dregs; -- used now only in the plural.
Lee (n.) A sheltered place; esp., a place protected from the wind by some object; the side sheltered from the wind; shelter; protection; as, the lee of a mountain, an island, or a ship.
Lee (n.) That part of the hemisphere, as one stands on shipboard, toward which the wind blows. See Lee, a.
Lee (a.) Of or pertaining to the part or side opposite to that against which the wind blows; -- opposed to weather; as, the lee side or lee rail of a vessel.
Leg (n.) A limb or member of an animal used for supporting the body, and in running, climbing, and swimming; esp., that part of the limb between the knee and foot.
Leg (n.) That which resembles a leg in form or use; especially, any long and slender support on which any object rests; as, the leg of a table; the leg of a pair of compasses or dividers.
Leg (n.) The part of any article of clothing which covers the leg; as, the leg of a stocking or of a pair of trousers.
Leg (n.) A bow, esp. in the phrase to make a leg; probably from drawing the leg backward in bowing.
Leg (n.) A disreputable sporting character; a blackleg.
Leg (n.) The course and distance made by a vessel on one tack or between tacks.
Leg (n.) An extension of the boiler downward, in the form of a narrow space between vertical plates, sometimes nearly surrounding the furnace and ash pit, and serving to support the boiler; -- called also water leg.
Leg (n.) The case containing the lower part of the belt which carries the buckets.
Leg (n.) A fielder whose position is on the outside, a little in rear of the batter.
Leg (v. t.) To use as a leg, with it as object
Leg (v. t.) To bow.
Leg (v. t.) To run.
Leo (n.) The Lion, the fifth sign of the zodiac, marked thus [/] in almanacs.
Leo (n.) A northern constellation east of Cancer, containing the bright star Regulus at the end of the handle of the Sickle.
Lep (obs. strong imp.) of Leap. Leaped.
Les (n.) A leash.
Let (v. t.) To retard; to hinder; to impede; to oppose.
Let (n.) A retarding; hindrance; obstacle; impediment; delay; -- common in the phrase without let or hindrance, but elsewhere archaic.
Let (n.) A stroke in which a ball touches the top of the net in passing over.
Let (imp. & p. p.) of Let
Let (v. t.) To leave; to relinquish; to abandon.
Let (v. t.) To consider; to think; to esteem.
Let (v. t.) To cause; to make; -- used with the infinitive in the active form but in the passive sense; as, let make, i. e., cause to be made; let bring, i. e., cause to be brought.
Let (v. t.) To permit; to allow; to suffer; -- either affirmatively, by positive act, or negatively, by neglecting to restrain or prevent.
Let (v. t.) To allow to be used or occupied for a compensation; to lease; to rent; to hire out; -- often with out; as, to let a farm; to let a house; to let out horses.
Let (v. t.) To give, grant, or assign, as a work, privilege, or contract; -- often with out; as, to let the building of a bridge; to let out the lathing and the plastering.
Let (v. i.) To forbear.
Let (v. i.) To be let or leased; as, the farm lets for $500 a year. See note under Let, v. t.
Lew (a.) Lukewarm; tepid.
Lex (n.) Law; as, lex talionis, the law of retaliation; lex terrae, the law of the land; lex fori, the law of the forum or court; lex loci, the law of the place; lex mercatoria, the law or custom of merchants.
Ley (v. t. & i.) To lay; to wager.
Ley (n.) Law.
Ley (n.) See Lye.
Ley (n.) Grass or meadow land; a lea.
Ley (a.) Fallow; unseeded.
Met (imp. & p. p.) of Meet
Men (n.) pl. of Man.
Men (pron.) A man; one; -- used with a verb in the singular, and corresponding to the present indefinite one or they.
Met () imp. & p. p. of Meet.
Met () imp. & p. p. of Mete, to measure.
Met () p. p. of Mete, to dream.
Met (p. p.) of Mete
Mew (n.) A gull, esp. the common British species (Larus canus); called also sea mew, maa, mar, mow, and cobb.
Mew (v. t.) To shed or cast; to change; to molt; as, the hawk mewed his feathers.
Mew (v. i.) To cast the feathers; to molt; hence, to change; to put on a new appearance.
Mew (n.) A cage for hawks while mewing; a coop for fattening fowls; hence, any inclosure; a place of confinement or shelter; -- in the latter sense usually in the plural.
Mew (n.) A stable or range of stables for horses; -- compound used in the plural, and so called from the royal stables in London, built on the site of the king's mews for hawks.
Mew (v. t.) To shut up; to inclose; to confine, as in a cage or other inclosure.
Mew (v. i.) To cry as a cat.
Mew (n.) The common cry of a cat.
Neb (n.) The nose; the snout; the mouth; the beak of a bird; a nib, as of a pen.
Nee (p. p., fem.) Born; -- a term sometimes used in introducing the name of the family to which a married woman belongs by birth; as, Madame de Stael, nee Necker.
Nef (n.) The nave of a church.
Nep (n.) Catnip.
Ner (adv. & a.) nearer.
Ney (n.) A fabric of twine, thread, or the like, wrought or woven into meshes, and used for catching fish, birds, butterflies, etc.
Ney (n.) Anything designed or fitted to entrap or catch; a snare; any device for catching and holding.
Ney (n.) Anything wrought or woven in meshes; as, a net for the hair; a mosquito net; a tennis net.
Ney (n.) A figure made up of a large number of straight
Net (v. t.) To make into a net; to make n the style of network; as, to net silk.
Net (v. t.) To take in a net; to capture by stratagem or wile.
Net (v. t.) To inclose or cover with a net; as, to net a tree.
Net (v. i.) To form network or netting; to knit.
Net (a.) Without spot; pure; shining.
Net (a.) Free from extraneous substances; pure; unadulterated; neat; as, net wine, etc.
Net (a.) Not including superfluous, incidental, or foreign matter, as boxes, coverings, wraps, etc.; free from charges, deductions, etc; as, net profit; net income; net weight, etc.
Net (v. t.) To produce or gain as clear profit; as, he netted a thousand dollars by the operation.
New (superl.) Having existed, or having been made, but a short time; having originated or occured lately; having recently come into existence, or into one's possession; not early or long in being; of late origin; recent; fresh; modern; -- opposed to old, as, a new coat; a new house; a new book; a new fashion.
New (superl.) Not before seen or known, although existing before; lately manifested; recently discovered; as, a new metal; a new planet; new scenes.
New (superl.) Newly beginning or recurring; starting anew; now commencing; different from has been; as, a new year; a new course or direction.
New (superl.) As if lately begun or made; having the state or quality of original freshness; also, changed for the better; renovated; unworn; untried; unspent; as, rest and travel made him a new man.
New (superl.) Not of ancient extraction, or of a family of ancient descent; not previously kniwn or famous.
New (superl.) Not habituated; not familiar; unaccustomed.
New (superl.) Fresh from anything; newly come.
New (adv.) Newly; recently.
New (v. t. & i.) To make new; to renew.
Pea (n.) The sliding weight on a steelyard.
Pea (n.) See Peak, n., 3.
Pea (n.) A plant, and its fruit, of the genus Pisum, of many varieties, much cultivated for food. It has a papilionaceous flower, and the pericarp is a legume, popularly called a pod.
Pea (n.) A name given, especially in the Southern States, to the seed of several leguminous plants (species of Dolichos, Cicer, Abrus, etc.) esp. those having a scar (hilum) of a different color from the rest of the seed.
Ped (n.) A basket; a hammer; a pannier.
Pee (n.) See 1st Pea.
Pee (n.) Bill of an anchor. See Peak, 3 (c).
Peg (n.) A small, pointed piece of wood, used in fastening boards together, in attaching the soles of boots or shoes, etc.; as, a shoe peg.
Peg (n.) A wooden pin, or nail, on which to hang things, as coats, etc. Hence, colloquially and figuratively: A support; a reason; a pretext; as, a peg to hang a claim upon.
Peg (n.) One of the pins of a musical instrument, on which the strings are strained.
Peg (n.) One of the pins used for marking points on a cribbage board.
Peg (n.) A step; a degree; esp. in the slang phrase "To take one down peg."
Peg (v. t.) To put pegs into; to fasten the parts of with pegs; as, to peg shoes; to confine with pegs; to restrict or limit closely.
Peg (v. t.) To score with a peg, as points in the game; as, she pegged twelwe points.
Peg (v. i.) To work diligently, as one who pegs shoes; -- usually with on, at, or away; as, to peg away at a task.
Pen (n.) A feather.
Pen (n.) A wing.
Pen (n.) An instrument used for writing with ink, formerly made of a reed, or of the quill of a goose or other bird, but now also of other materials, as of steel, gold, etc. Also, originally, a stylus or other instrument for scratching or graving.
Pen (n.) Fig.: A writer, or his style; as, he has a sharp pen.
Pen (n.) The internal shell of a squid.
Pen (n.) A female swan.
Pen (v. t.) To write; to compose and commit to paper; to indite; to compose; as, to pen a sonnet.
Pen (n. & v.) To shut up, as in a pen or cage; to confine in a small inclosure or narrow space; to coop up, or shut in; to inclose.
Pen (n.) A small inclosure; as, a pen for sheep or for pigs.
Per (prep.) Through; by means of; through the agency of; by; for; for each; as, per annum; per capita, by heads, or according to individuals; per curiam, by the court; per se, by itself, of itself. Per is also sometimes used with English words.
Pes (n.) The distal segment of the hind limb of vertebrates, including the tarsus and foot.
Pet (n.) A cade lamb; a lamb brought up by hand.
Pet (n.) Any person or animal especially cherished and indulged; a fondling; a darling; often, a favorite child.
Pet (n.) A slight fit of peevishness or fretfulness.
Pet (a.) Petted; indulged; admired; cherished; as, a pet child; a pet lamb; a pet theory.
Pet (v. t.) To treat as a pet; to fondle; to indulge; as, she was petted and spoiled.
Pet (v. i.) To be a pet.
ies (pl. ) of Pettifoggery
Pew (n.) One of the compartments in a church which are separated by low partitions, and have long seats upon which several persons may sit; -- sometimes called slip. Pews were originally made square, but are now usually long and narrow.
Pew (n.) Any structure shaped like a church pew, as a stall, formerly used by money lenders, etc.; a box in theater; a pen; a sheepfold.
Pew (v. t.) To furnish with pews.
Re- () A prefix signifying back, against, again, anew; as, rec
Red () . imp. & p. p. of Read.
Red (v. t.) To put on order; to make tidy; also, to free from entanglement or embarrassement; -- generally with up; as, to red up a house.
Red (superl.) Of the color of blood, or of a tint resembling that color; of the hue of that part of the rainbow, or of the solar spectrum, which is furthest from the violet part.
Red (n.) The color of blood, or of that part of the spectrum farthest from violet, or a tint resembling these.
Red (n.) A red pigment.
Red (n.) An abbreviation for Red Republican. See under Red, a.
Red (a.) The menses.
Ree (n.) See Rei.
Ree (v. t.) To riddle; to sift; to separate or throw off.
Rei (n.) A portuguese money of account, in value about one tenth of a cent.
Ren (v. t. & i.) See Renne.
Ren (n.) A run.
Rep (n.) A fabric made of silk or wool, or of silk and wool, and having a transversely corded or ribbed surface.
Rep (a.) Formed with a surface closely corded, or ribbed transversely; -- applied to textile fabrics of silk or wool; as, rep silk.
Res (pl. ) of Res
Res (n.) A thing; the particular thing; a matter; a point.
Ret (v. t.) See Aret.
Ret (v. t.) To prepare for use, as flax, by separating the fibers from the woody part by process of soaking, macerating, and other treatment.
Rew (n.) A row.
Rex (n.) A king.
Sea (n.) One of the larger bodies of salt water, less than an ocean, found on the earth's surface; a body of salt water of second rank, generally forming part of, or connecting with, an ocean or a larger sea; as, the Mediterranean Sea; the Sea of Marmora; the North Sea; the Carribean Sea.
Sea (n.) An inland body of water, esp. if large or if salt or brackish; as, the Caspian Sea; the Sea of Aral; sometimes, a small fresh-water lake; as, the Sea of Galilee.
Sea (n.) The ocean; the whole body of the salt water which covers a large part of the globe.
Sea (n.) The swell of the ocean or other body of water in a high wind; motion of the water's surface; also, a single wave; a billow; as, there was a high sea after the storm; the vessel shipped a sea.
Sea (n.) A great brazen laver in the temple at Jerusalem; -- so called from its size.
Sea (n.) Fig.: Anything resembling the sea in vastness; as, a sea of glory.
See (n.) A seat; a site; a place where sovereign power is exercised.
See (n.) Specifically: (a) The seat of episcopal power; a diocese; the jurisdiction of a bishop; as, the see of New York. (b) The seat of an archibishop; a province or jurisdiction of an archibishop; as, an archiepiscopal see. (c) The seat, place, or office of the pope, or Roman pontiff; as, the papal see. (d) The pope or his court at Rome; as, to appeal to the see of Rome.
Saw (imp.) of See
See (v. t.) To perceive by the eye; to have knowledge of the existence and apparent qualities of by the organs of sight; to behold; to descry; to view.
See (v. t.) To perceive by mental vision; to form an idea or conception of; to note with the mind; to observe; to discern; to distinguish; to understand; to comprehend; to ascertain.
See (v. t.) To follow with the eyes, or as with the eyes; to watch; to regard attentivelly; to look after.
See (v. t.) To have an interview with; especially, to make a call upon; to visit; as, to go to see a friend.
See (v. t.) To fall in with; to have intercourse or communication with; hence, to have knowledge or experience of; as, to see military service.
See (v. t.) To accompany in person; to escort; to wait upon; as, to see one home; to see one aboard the cars.
See (v. i.) To have the power of sight, or of perceiving by the proper organs; to possess or employ the sense of vision; as, he sees distinctly.
See (v. i.) Figuratively: To have intellectual apprehension; to perceive; to know; to understand; to discern; -- often followed by a preposition, as through, or into.
See (v. i.) To be attentive; to take care; to give heed; -- generally with to; as, to see to the house.
Sod () of Seethe
Seg (n.) Sedge.
Seg (n.) The gladen, and other species of Iris.
Seg (n.) A castrated bull.
Sen (n.) A Japanese coin, worth about one half of a cent.
Sen (adv., prep., & conj.) Since.
Set (imp. & p. p.) of Set
Set (v. t.) To cause to sit; to make to assume a specified position or attitude; to give site or place to; to place; to put; to fix; as, to set a house on a stone foundation; to set a book on a shelf; to set a dish on a table; to set a chest or trunk on its bottom or on end.
Set (v. t.) Hence, to attach or affix (something) to something else, or in or upon a certain place.
Set (v. t.) To make to assume specified place, condition, or occupation; to put in a certain condition or state (described by the accompanying words); to cause to be.
Set (v. t.) To fix firmly; to make fast, permanent, or stable; to render motionless; to give an unchanging place, form, or condition to.
Set (v. t.) To cause to stop or stick; to obstruct; to fasten to a spot; hence, to occasion difficulty to; to embarrass; as, to set a coach in the mud.
Set (v. t.) To fix beforehand; to determine; hence, to make unyielding or obstinate; to render stiff, unpliant, or rigid; as, to set one's countenance.
Set (v. t.) To fix in the ground, as a post or a tree; to plant; as, to set pear trees in an orchard.
Set (v. t.) To fix, as a precious stone, in a border of metal; to place in a setting; hence, to place in or amid something which serves as a setting; as, to set glass in a sash.
Set (v. t.) To render stiff or solid; especially, to convert into curd; to curdle; as, to set milk for cheese.
Set (v. t.) To put into a desired position or condition; to adjust; to regulate; to adapt.
Set (v. t.) To put in order in a particular manner; to prepare; as, to set (that is, to hone) a razor; to set a saw.
Set (v. t.) To extend and bring into position; to spread; as, to set the sails of a ship.
Set (v. t.) To give a pitch to, as a tune; to start by fixing the keynote; as, to set a psalm.
Set (v. t.) To reduce from a dislocated or fractured state; to replace; as, to set a broken bone.
Set (v. t.) To make to agree with some standard; as, to set a watch or a clock.
Set (v. t.) To lower into place and fix solidly, as the blocks of cut stone in a structure.
Set (v. t.) To stake at play; to wager; to risk.
Set (v. t.) To fit with music; to adapt, as words to notes; to prepare for singing.
Set (v. t.) To determine; to appoint; to assign; to fix; as, to set a time for a meeting; to set a price on a horse.
Set (v. t.) To adorn with something infixed or affixed; to stud; to variegate with objects placed here and there.
Set (v. t.) To value; to rate; -- with at.
Set (v. t.) To point out the seat or position of, as birds, or other game; -- said of hunting dogs.
Set (v. t.) To establish as a rule; to furnish; to prescribe; to assign; as, to set an example; to set lessons to be learned.
Set (v. t.) To suit; to become; as, it sets him ill.
Set (v. t.) To compose; to arrange in words,
Set (v. i.) To pass below the horizon; to go down; to dec
Set (v. i.)
Set (v. i.) To place plants or shoots in the ground; to plant.
Set (v. i.) To be fixed for growth; to strike root; to begin to germinate or form; as, cuttings set well; the fruit has set well (i. e., not blasted in the blossom).
Set (v. i.) To become fixed or rigid; to be fastened.
Set (v. i.) To congeal; to concrete; to solidify.
Set (v. i.) To have a certain direction in motion; to flow; to move on; to tend; as, the current sets to the north; the tide sets to the windward.
Set (v. i.) To begin to move; to go out or forth; to start; -- now followed by out.
Set (v. i.) To indicate the position of game; -- said of a dog; as, the dog sets well; also, to hunt game by the aid of a setter.
Set (v. i.) To apply one's self; to undertake earnestly; -- now followed by out.
Set (v. i.) To fit or suit one; to sit; as, the coat sets well.
Set (a.) Fixed in position; immovable; rigid; as, a set
Set (a.) Firm; unchanging; obstinate; as, set opinions or prejudices.
Set (a.) Regular; uniform; formal; as, a set discourse; a set battle.
Set (a.) Established; prescribed; as, set forms of prayer.
Set (a.) Adjusted; arranged; formed; adapted.
Set (n.) The act of setting, as of the sun or other heavenly body; descent; hence, the close; termination.
Set (n.) That which is set, placed, or fixed.
Set (n.) A young plant for growth; as, a set of white thorn.
Set (n.) That which is staked; a wager; a venture; a stake; hence, a game at venture.
Set (n.) Permanent change of figure in consequence of excessive strain, as from compression, tension, bending, twisting, etc.; as, the set of a spring.
Set (n.) A kind of punch used for bending, indenting, or giving shape to, metal; as, a saw set.
Set (n.) A piece placed temporarily upon the head of a pile when the latter cannot be reached by the weight, or hammer, except by means of such an intervening piece.
Set (n.) A short steel spike used for driving the head of a nail below the surface.
Set (n.) A number of things of the same kind, ordinarily used or classed together; a collection of articles which naturally complement each other, and usually go together; an assortment; a suit; as, a set of chairs, of china, of surgical or mathematical instruments, of books, etc.
Set (n.) A number of persons associated by custom, office, common opinion, quality, or the like; a division; a group; a clique.
Set (n.) Direction or course; as, the set of the wind, or of a current.
Set (n.) In dancing, the number of persons necessary to execute a quadrille; also, the series of figures or movements executed.
Set (n.) The deflection of a tooth, or of the teeth, of a saw, which causes the the saw to cut a kerf, or make an opening, wider than the blade.
Set (n.) A young oyster when first attached.
Set (n.) Collectively, the crop of young oysters in any locality.
Set (n.) A series of as many games as may be necessary to enable one side to win six. If at the end of the tenth game the score is a tie, the set is usually called a deuce set, and decided by an application of the rules for playing off deuce in a game. See Deuce.
Set (n.) That dimension of the body of a type called by printers the width.
Sew (n.) Juice; gravy; a seasoned dish; a delicacy.
Sew (v. t.) To follow; to pursue; to sue.
Sew (v. t.) To unite or fasten together by stitches, as with a needle and thread.
Sew (v. t.) To close or stop by ssewing; -- often with up; as, to sew up a rip.
Sew (v. t.) To inclose by sewing; -- sometimes with up; as, to sew money in a bag.
Sew (v. i.) To practice sewing; to work with needle and thread.
Sew (v. t.) To drain, as a pond, for taking the fish.
Sex (n.) The distinguishing peculiarity of male or female in both animals and plants; the physical difference between male and female; the assemblage of properties or qualities by which male is distinguished from female.
Sex (n.) One of the two divisions of organic beings formed on the distinction of male and female.
Sex (n.) The capability in plants of fertilizing or of being fertilized; as, staminate and pistillate flowers are of opposite sexes.
Sex (n.) One of the groups founded on this distinction.
Sey () Alt. of Seyh
Tea (n.) The prepared leaves of a shrub, or small tree (Thea, / Camellia, Chinensis). The shrub is a native of China, but has been introduced to some extent into some other countries.
Tea (n.) A decoction or infusion of tea leaves in boiling water; as, tea is a common beverage.
Tea (n.) Any infusion or decoction, especially when made of the dried leaves of plants; as, sage tea; chamomile tea; catnip tea.
Tea (n.) The evening meal, at which tea is usually served; supper.
Tea (v. i.) To take or drink tea.
Ted (v. t.) To spread, or turn from the swath, and scatter for drying, as new-mowed grass; -- chiefly used in the past participle.
Tee (n.) The mark aimed at in curling and in quoits.
Tee (n.) The nodule of earth from which the ball is struck in golf.
Tee (n.) A short piece of pipe having a lateral outlet, used to connect a
Teg (n.) A sheep in its second year; also, a doe in its second year.
Tek (n.) A Siberian ibex.
Ten (a.) One more than nine; twice five.
Ten (n.) The number greater by one than nine; the sum of five and five; ten units of objects.
Ten (n.) A symbol representing ten units, as 10, x, or X.
Tew (v.) To prepare by beating or working, as leather or hemp; to taw.
Tew (v.) Hence, to beat; to scourge; also, to pull about; to maul; to tease; to vex.
Tew (v. i.) To work hard; to strive; to fuse.
Tew (v. t.) To tow along, as a vessel.
Tew (n.) A rope or chain for towing a boat; also, a cord; a string.
Vex (v. t.) To to/s back and forth; to agitate; to disquiet.
Vex (v. t.) To make angry or annoyed by little provocations; to irritate; to plague; to torment; to harass; to afflict; to trouble; to tease.
Vex (v. t.) To twist; to weave.
Vex (v. i.) To be irritated; to fret.
Web (n.) A weaver.
Web (n.) That which is woven; a texture; textile fabric; esp., something woven in a loom.
Web (n.) A whole piece of
Web (n.) The texture of very fine thread spun by a spider for catching insects at its prey; a cobweb.
Web (n.) Fig.: Tissue; texture; complicated fabrication.
Web (n.) A band of webbing used to regulate the extension of the hood.
Web (n.) A thin metal sheet, plate, or strip, as of lead.
Web (n.) The blade of a sword.
Web (n.) The blade of a saw.
Web (n.) The thin, sharp part of a colter.
Web (n.) The bit of a key.
Web (n.) A plate or thin portion, continuous or perforated, connecting stiffening ribs or flanges, or other parts of an object.
Web (n.) The thin vertical plate or portion connecting the upper and lower flanges of an lower flanges of an iron girder, rolled beam, or railroad rail.
Web (n.) A disk or solid construction serving, instead of spokes, for connecting the rim and hub, in some kinds of car wheels, sheaves, etc.
Web (n.) The arm of a crank between the shaft and the wrist.
Web (n.) The part of a blackmith's anvil between the face and the foot.
Web (n.) Pterygium; -- called also webeye.
Web (n.) The membrane which unites the fingers or toes, either at their bases, as in man, or for a greater part of their length, as in many water birds and amphibians.
Web (n.) The series of barbs implanted on each side of the shaft of a feather, whether stiff and united together by barbules, as in ordinary feathers, or soft and separate, as in downy feathers. See Feather.
Web (v. t.) To unite or surround with a web, or as if with a web; to envelop; to entangle.
Wed (n.) A pledge; a pawn.
Wed () of Wed
Wed (n.) To take for husband or for wife by a formal ceremony; to marry; to espouse.
Wed (n.) To join in marriage; to give in wedlock.
Wed (n.) Fig.: To unite as if by the affections or the bond of marriage; to attach firmly or indissolubly.
Wed (n.) To take to one's self and support; to espouse.
Wed (v. i.) To contact matrimony; to marry.
Wee (n.) A little; a bit, as of space, time, or distance.
Wee (a.) Very small; little.
Wot (imp.) of Weet
Wem (n.) The abdomen; the uterus; the womb.
Wem (n.) Spot; blemish; harm; hurt.
Wem (v. t.) To stain; to blemish; to harm; to corrupt.
Wem (n.) An indolent, encysted tumor of the skin; especially, a sebaceous cyst.
Wep () imp. of Weep.
Wet (superl.) Containing, or consisting of, water or other liquid; moist; soaked with a liquid; having water or other liquid upon the surface; as, wet land; a wet cloth; a wet table.
Wet (superl.) Very damp; rainy; as, wet weather; a wet season.
Wet (superl.) Employing, or done by means of, water or some other liquid; as, the wet extraction of copper, in distinction from dry extraction in which dry heat or fusion is employed.
Wet (superl.) Refreshed with liquor; drunk.
Wet (a.) Water or wetness; moisture or humidity in considerable degree.
Wet (a.) Rainy weather; foggy or misty weather.
Wet (a.) A dram; a drink.
Wet (imp. & p. p.) of Wet
Wet (v. t.) To fill or moisten with water or other liquid; to sprinkle; to cause to have water or other fluid adherent to the surface; to dip or soak in a liquid; as, to wet a sponge; to wet the hands; to wet cloth.
Wex (v. t. & i.) To grow; to wax.
Wex (imp.) Waxed.
Wex (n.) Wax.
Wey (n.) Way; road; path.
Wey (v. t. & i.) To weigh.
Wey (n.) A certain measure of weight.
Yen (pl. ) of Ye
Yea (adv.) Yes; ay; a word expressing assent, or an affirmative, or an affirmative answer to a question, now superseded by yes. See Yes.
Yea (adv.) More than this; not only so, but; -- used to mark the addition of a more specific or more emphatic clause. Cf. Nay, adv., 2.
Yea (n.) An affirmative vote; one who votes in the affirmative; as, a vote by yeas and nays.
Yen (n.) The unit of value and account in Japan. Since Japan's adoption of the gold standard, in 1897, the value of the yen has been about 50 cents. The yen is equal to 100 sen.
Yer (prep.) Ere; before.
Yes (adv.) Ay; yea; -- a word which expresses affirmation or consent; -- opposed to no.
Yet (n.) Any one of several species of large marine gastropods belonging to the genus Yetus, or Cymba; a boat shell.
Yet (adv.) In addition; further; besides; over and above; still.
Yet (adv.) At the same time; by continuance from a former state; still.
Yet (adv.) Up to the present time; thus far; hitherto; until now; -- and with the negative, not yet, not up to the present time; not as soon as now; as, Is it time to go? Not yet. See As yet, under As, conj.
Yet (conj.) Before some future time; before the end; eventually; in time.
Yet (conj.) Even; -- used emphatically.
Yet (conj.) Nevertheless; notwithstanding; however.
Yew (v. i.) See Yaw.
Yew (n.) An evergreen tree (Taxus baccata) of Europe, allied to the pines, but having a peculiar berrylike fruit instead of a cone. It frequently grows in British churchyards.
Yew (n.) The wood of the yew. It is light red in color, compact, fine-grained, and very elastic. It is preferred to all other kinds of wood for bows and whipstocks, the best for these purposes coming from Spain.
Yew (n.) A bow for shooting, made of the yew.
Yew (a.) Of or pertaining to yew trees; made of the wood of a yew tree; as, a yew whipstock.
Yex (v. i.) To hiccough.
Yex (v. i.) A hiccough.
Zea (n.) A genus of large grasses of which the Indian corn (Zea Mays) is the only species known. Its origin is not yet ascertained. See Maize.
Zed (n.) The letter Z; -- called also zee, and formerly izzard.
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