3 letter words whose second letter is U

Auf (n.) A changeling or elf child, -- that is, one left by fairies; a deformed or foolish child; a simpleton; an oaf.

Auk (n.) A name given to various species of arctic sea birds of the family Alcidae. The great auk, now extinct, is Alca (/ Plautus) impennis. The razor-billed auk is A. torda. See Puffin, Guillemot, and Murre.

Aum (n.) Same as Aam.

Bub (n.) Strong malt liquor.

Bub (n.) A young brother; a little boy; -- a familiar term of address of a small boy.

Bub (v. t.) To throw out in bubbles; to bubble.

Bud (n.) A small protuberance on the stem or branches of a plant, containing the rudiments of future leaves, flowers, or stems; an undeveloped branch or flower.

Bud (n.) A small protuberance on certain low forms of animals and vegetables which develops into a new organism, either free or attached. See Hydra.

Bud (v. i.) To put forth or produce buds, as a plant; to grow, as a bud does, into a flower or shoot.

Bud (v. i.) To begin to grow, or to issue from a stock in the manner of a bud, as a horn.

Bud (v. i.) To be like a bud in respect to youth and freshness, or growth and promise; as, a budding virgin.

Bud (v. t.) To graft, as a plant with another or into another, by inserting a bud from the one into an opening in the bark of the other, in order to raise, upon the budded stock, fruit different from that which it would naturally bear.

Bug (n.) A bugbear; anything which terrifies.

Bug (n.) A general name applied to various insects belonging to the Hemiptera; as, the squash bug; the chinch bug, etc.

Bug (n.) An insect of the genus Cimex, especially the bedbug (C. lectularius). See Bedbug.

Bug (n.) One of various species of Coleoptera; as, the ladybug; potato bug, etc.; loosely, any beetle.

Bug (n.) One of certain kinds of Crustacea; as, the sow bug; pill bug; bait bug; salve bug, etc.

Bum (n.) The buttock.

Bum (v. i.,) To make murmuring or humming sound.

Bum (n.) A humming noise.

Bun (n.) Alt. of Bunn

Bur (n.) Alt. of Burr

Bus (n.) An omnibus.

But (adv. & conj.) Except with; unless with; without.

But (adv. & conj.) Except; besides; save.

But (adv. & conj.) Excepting or excluding the fact that; save that; were it not that; unless; -- elliptical, for but that.

But (adv. & conj.) Otherwise than that; that not; -- commonly, after a negative, with that.

But (adv. & conj.) Only; solely; merely.

But (adv. & conj.) On the contrary; on the other hand; only; yet; still; however; nevertheless; more; further; -- as connective of sentences or clauses of a sentence, in a sense more or less exceptive or adversative; as, the House of Representatives passed the bill, but the Senate dissented; our wants are many, but quite of another kind.

But (prep., adv. & conj.) The outer apartment or kitchen of a two-roomed house; -- opposed to ben, the inner room.

But (n.) A limit; a boundary.

But (n.) The end; esp. the larger or thicker end, or the blunt, in distinction from the sharp, end. See 1st Butt.

But (v. i.) See Butt, v., and Abut, v.

But (v. t.) A limit; a bound; a goal; the extreme bound; the end.

But (v. t.) The thicker end of anything. See But.

But (v. t.) A mark to be shot at; a target.

But (v. t.) A person at whom ridicule, jest, or contempt is directed; as, the butt of the company.

But (v. t.) A push, thrust, or sudden blow, given by the head of an animal; as, the butt of a ram.

But (v. t.) A thrust in fencing.

But (v. t.) A piece of land left unplowed at the end of a field.

But (v. t.) A joint where the ends of two objects come squarely together without scarfing or chamfering; -- also called butt joint.

But (v. t.) The end of a connecting rod or other like piece, to which the boxing is attached by the strap, cotter, and gib.

But (v. t.) The portion of a half-coupling fastened to the end of a hose.

But (v. t.) The joint where two planks in a strake meet.

But (v. t.) A kind of hinge used in hanging doors, etc.; -- so named because fastened on the edge of the door, which butts against the casing, instead of on its face, like the strap hinge; also called butt hinge.

But (v. t.) The thickest and stoutest part of tanned oxhides, used for soles of boots, harness, trunks.

But (v. t.) The hut or shelter of the person who attends to the targets in rifle practice.

Buy (v. t.) To acquire the ownership of (property) by giving an accepted price or consideration therefor, or by agreeing to do so; to acquire by the payment of a price or value; to purchase; -- opposed to sell.

Buy (v. t.) To acquire or procure by something given or done in exchange, literally or figuratively; to get, at a cost or sacrifice; to buy pleasure with pain.

Buy (v. i.) To negotiate or treat about a purchase.

Buz (v. & n.) See Buzz.

Cub (n.) A young animal, esp. the young of the bear.

Cub (n.) Jocosely or in contempt, a boy or girl, esp. an awkward, rude, ill-mannered boy.

Cub (v. t. & i.) To bring forth; -- said of animals, or in contempt, of persons.

Cub (n.) A stall for cattle.

Cub (n.) A cupboard.

Cub (v. t.) To shut up or confine.

Cud (n.) That portion of food which is brought up into the mouth by ruminating animals from their first stomach, to be chewed a second time.

Cud (n.) A portion of tobacco held in the mouth and chewed; a quid.

Cud (n.) The first stomach of ruminating beasts.

Cue (n.) The tail; the end of a thing; especially, a tail-like twist of hair worn at the back of the head; a queue.

Cue (n.) The last words of a play actor's speech, serving as an intimation for the next succeeding player to speak; any word or words which serve to remind a player to speak or to do something; a catchword.

Cue (n.) A hint or intimation.

Cue (n.) The part one has to perform in, or as in, a play.

Cue (n.) Humor; temper of mind.

Cue (n.) A straight tapering rod used to impel the balls in playing billiards.

Cue (v. t.) To form into a cue; to braid; to twist.

Cue (n.) A small portion of bread or beer; the quantity bought with a farthing or half farthing.

Cun (v. t.) To con (a ship).

Cun (v. t.) To know. See Con.

Cup (n.) A small vessel, used commonly to drink from; as, a tin cup, a silver cup, a wine cup; especially, in modern times, the pottery or porcelain vessel, commonly with a handle, used with a saucer in drinking tea, coffee, and the like.

Cup (n.) The contents of such a vessel; a cupful.

Cup (n.) Repeated potations; social or excessive indulgence in intoxicating drinks; revelry.

Cup (n.) That which is to be received or indured; that which is allotted to one; a portion.

Cup (n.) Anything shaped like a cup; as, the cup of an acorn, or of a flower.

Cup (n.) A cupping glass or other vessel or instrument used to produce the vacuum in cupping.

Cup (v. t.) To supply with cups of wine.

Cup (v. t.) To apply a cupping apparatus to; to subject to the operation of cupping. See Cupping.

Cup (v. t.) To make concave or in the form of a cup; as, to cup the end of a screw.

Cur (n.) A mongrel or inferior dog.

Cur (n.) A worthless, snarling fellow; -- used in contempt.

Cut (imp. & p. p.) of Cut

Cut (v. t.) To separate the parts of with, or as with, a sharp instrument; to make an incision in; to gash; to sever; to divide.

Cut (v. t.) To sever and cause to fall for the purpose of gathering; to hew; to mow or reap.

Cut (v. t.) To sever and remove by cutting; to cut off; to dock; as, to cut the hair; to cut the nails.

Cut (v. t.) To castrate or geld; as, to cut a horse.

Cut (v. t.) To form or shape by cutting; to make by incision, hewing, etc.; to carve; to hew out.

Cut (v. t.) To wound or hurt deeply the sensibilities of; to pierce; to lacerate; as, sarcasm cuts to the quick.

Cut (v. t.) To intersect; to cross; as, one

Cut (v. t.) To refuse to recognize; to ignore; as, to cut a person in the street; to cut one's acquaintance.

Cut (v. t.) To absent one's self from; as, to cut an appointment, a recitation. etc.

Cut (v. i.) To do the work of an edged tool; to serve in dividing or gashing; as, a knife cuts well.

Cut (v. i.) To admit of incision or severance; to yield to a cutting instrument.

Cut (v. i.) To perform the operation of dividing, severing, incising, intersecting, etc.; to use a cutting instrument.

Cut (v. i.) To make a stroke with a whip.

Cut (v. i.) To interfere, as a horse.

Cut (v. i.) To move or make off quickly.

Cut (v. i.) To divide a pack of cards into two portion to decide the deal or trump, or to change the order of the cards to be dealt.

Cut (n.) An opening made with an edged instrument; a cleft; a gash; a slash; a wound made by cutting; as, a sword cut.

Cut (n.) A stroke or blow or cutting motion with an edged instrument; a stroke or blow with a whip.

Cut (n.) That which wounds the feelings, as a harsh remark or criticism, or a sarcasm; personal discourtesy, as neglecting to recognize an acquaintance when meeting him; a slight.

Cut (n.) A notch, passage, or channel made by cutting or digging; a furrow; a groove; as, a cut for a railroad.

Cut (n.) The surface left by a cut; as, a smooth or clear cut.

Cut (n.) A portion severed or cut off; a division; as, a cut of beef; a cut of timber.

Cut (n.) An engraved block or plate; the impression from such an engraving; as, a book illustrated with fine cuts.

Cut (n.) The act of dividing a pack cards.

Cut (n.) The right to divide; as, whose cut is it?

Cut (n.) Manner in which a thing is cut or formed; shape; style; fashion; as, the cut of a garment.

Cut (n.) A common work horse; a gelding.

Cut (n.) The failure of a college officer or student to be present at any appointed exercise.

Cut (n.) A skein of yarn.

Cut (a.) Gashed or divided, as by a cutting instrument.

Cut (a.) Formed or shaped as by cutting; carved.

Cut (a.) Overcome by liquor; tipsy.

Dub (v. t.) To confer knighthood upon; as, the king dubbed his son Henry a knight.

Dub (v. t.) To invest with any dignity or new character; to entitle; to call.

Dub (v. t.) To clothe or invest; to ornament; to adorn.

Dub (v. t.) To strike, rub, or dress smooth; to dab;

Dub (v. t.) To dress with an adz; as, to dub a stick of timber smooth.

Dub (v. t.) To strike cloth with teasels to raise a nap.

Dub (v. t.) To rub or dress with grease, as leather in the process of cyrrying it.

Dub (v. t.) To prepare for fighting, as a gamecock, by trimming the hackles and cutting off the comb and wattles.

Dub (v. i.) To make a noise by brisk drumbeats.

Dub (n.) A blow.

Dub (n.) A pool or puddle.

Due (a.) Owed, as a debt; that ought to be paid or done to or for another; payable; owing and demandable.

Due (a.) Justly claimed as a right or property; proper; suitable; becoming; appropriate; fit.

Due (a.) Such as (a thing) ought to be; fulfilling obligation; proper; lawful; regular; appointed; sufficient; exact; as, due process of law; due service; in due time.

Due (a.) Appointed or required to arrive at a given time; as, the steamer was due yesterday.

Due (a.) Owing; ascribable, as to a cause.

Due (adv.) Directly; exactly; as, a due east course.

Due (n.) That which is owed; debt; that which one contracts to pay, or do, to or for another; that which belongs or may be claimed as a right; whatever custom, law, or morality requires to be done; a fee; a toll.

Due (n.) Right; just title or claim.

Due (v. t.) To endue.

Dug (n.) A teat, pap, or nipple; -- formerly that of a human mother, now that of a cow or other beast.

Dug (imp. & p. p.) of Dig.

Dun (n.) A mound or small hill.

Dun (v. t.) To cure, as codfish, in a particular manner, by laying them, after salting, in a pile in a dark place, covered with salt grass or some like substance.

Dun (v. t. & i.) To ask or beset, as a debtor, for payment; to urge importunately.

Dun (n.) One who duns; a dunner.

Dun (n.) An urgent request or demand of payment; as, he sent his debtor a dun.

Dun (a.) Of a dark color; of a color partaking of a brown and black; of a dull brown color; swarthy.

Duo (n.) A composition for two performers; a duet.

Dup (v. t.) To open; as, to dup the door.

Dur (a.) Major; in the major mode; as, C dur, that is, C major.

Dux (n.) The scholastic name for the theme or subject of a fugue, the answer being called the comes, or companion.

Fub (n.) Alt. of Fubs

Fub (v. t.) To put off by trickery; to cheat.

Fud (n.) The tail of a hare, coney, etc.

Fud (n.) Woolen waste, for mixing with mungo and shoddy.

Fum (v. i.) To play upon a fiddle.

Fun (n.) Sport; merriment; frolicsome amusement.

Fur (n.) The short, fine, soft hair of certain animals, growing thick on the skin, and distinguished from the hair, which is longer and coarser.

Fur (n.) The skins of certain wild animals with the fur; peltry; as, a cargo of furs.

Fur (n.) Strips of dressed skins with fur, used on garments for warmth or for ornament.

Fur (n.) Articles of clothing made of fur; as, a set of furs for a lady (a collar, tippet, or cape, muff, etc.).

Fur (n.) Any coating considered as resembling fur

Fur (n.) A coat of morbid matter collected on the tongue in persons affected with fever.

Fur (n.) The soft, downy covering on the skin of a peach.

Fur (n.) The deposit formed on the interior of boilers and other vessels by hard water.

Fur (n.) One of several patterns or diapers used as tinctures. There are nine in all, or, according to some writers, only six.

Fur (a.) Of or pertaining to furs; bearing or made of fur; as, a fur cap; the fur trade.

Fur (v. t.) To

Fur (v. t.) To cover with morbid matter, as the tongue.

Fur (v. t.) To nail small strips of board or larger scantling upon, in order to make a level surface for lathing or boarding, or to provide for a space or interval back of the plastered or boarded surface, as inside an outer wall, by way of protection against damp.

Gue (n.) A sharper; a rogue.

Gum (n.) The dense tissues which invest the teeth, and cover the adjacent parts of the jaws.

Gum (v. t.) To deepen and enlarge the spaces between the teeth of (a worn saw). See Gummer.

Gum (n.) A vegetable secretion of many trees or plants that hardens when it exudes, but is soluble in water; as, gum arabic; gum tragacanth; the gum of the cherry tree. Also, with less propriety, exudations that are not soluble in water; as, gum copal and gum sandarac, which are really resins.

Gum (n.) See Gum tree, below.

Gum (n.) A hive made of a section of a hollow gum tree; hence, any roughly made hive; also, a vessel or bin made of a hollow log.

Gum (n.) A rubber overshoe.

Gum (v. t.) To smear with gum; to close with gum; to unite or stiffen by gum or a gumlike substance; to make sticky with a gumlike substance.

Gum (v. i.) To exude or from gum; to become gummy.

Gun (n.) A weapon which throws or propels a missile to a distance; any firearm or instrument for throwing projectiles by the explosion of gunpowder, consisting of a tube or barrel closed at one end, in which the projectile is placed, with an explosive charge behind, which is ignited by various means. Muskets, rifles, carbines, and fowling pieces are smaller guns, for hand use, and are called small arms. Larger guns are called cannon, ordnance, fieldpieces, carronades, howitzers, etc. See thes

Gun (n.) A piece of heavy ordnance; in a restricted sense, a cannon.

Gun (n.) Violent blasts of wind.

Gun (v. i.) To practice fowling or hunting small game; -- chiefly in participial form; as, to go gunning.

Gut (n.) A narrow passage of water; as, the Gut of Canso.

Gut (n.) An intenstine; a bowel; the whole alimentary canal; the enteron; (pl.) bowels; entrails.

Gut (n.) One of the prepared entrails of an animal, esp. of a sheep, used for various purposes. See Catgut.

Gut (n.) The sac of silk taken from a silkworm (when ready to spin its cocoon), for the purpose of drawing it out into a thread. This, when dry, is exceedingly strong, and is used as the snood of a fish

Gut (v. t.) To take out the bowels from; to eviscerate.

Gut (v. t.) To plunder of contents; to destroy or remove the interior or contents of; as, a mob gutted the bouse.

Guy (n.) A rope, chain, or rod attached to anything to steady it; as: a rope to steady or guide an object which is being hoisted or lowered; a rope which holds in place the end of a boom, spar, or yard in a ship; a chain or wire rope connecting a suspension bridge with the land on either side to prevent lateral swaying; a rod or rope attached to the top of a structure, as of a derrick, and extending obliquely to the ground, where it is fastened.

Guy (v. t.) To steady or guide with a guy.

Guy (n.) A grotesque effigy, like that of Guy Fawkes, dressed up in England on the fifth of November, the day of the Gunpowder Plot.

Guy (n.) A person of queer looks or dress.

Guy (v. t.) To fool; to baffle; to make (a person) an object of ridicule.

Hub (n.) The central part, usually cylindrical, of a wheel; the nave. See Illust. of Axle box.

Hub (n.) The hilt of a weapon.

Hub (n.) A rough protuberance or projecting obstruction; as, a hub in the road. [U.S.] See Hubby.

Hub (n.) A goal or mark at which quoits, etc., are cast.

Hub (n.) A hardened, engraved steel punch for impressing a device upon a die, used in coining, etc.

Hub (n.) A screw hob. See Hob, 3.

Hub (n.) A block for scotching a wheel.

Hud (n.) A huck or hull, as of a nut.

Hue (n.) Color or shade of color; tint; dye.

Hue (n.) A predominant shade in a composition of primary colors; a primary color modified by combination with others.

Hue (n.) A shouting or vociferation.

Hug (v. i.) To cower; to crouch; to curl up.

Hug (v. i.) To crowd together; to cuddle.

Hug (v. t.) To press closely within the arms; to clasp to the bosom; to embrace.

Hug (v. t.) To hold fast; to cling to; to cherish.

Hug (v. t.) To keep close to; as, to hug the land; to hug the wind.

Hug (n.) A close embrace or clasping with the arms, as in affection or in wrestling.

Hum (v. i.) To make a low, prolonged sound, like that of a bee in flight; to drone; to murmur; to buzz; as, a top hums.

Hum (v. i.) To make a nasal sound, like that of the letter m prolonged, without opening the mouth, or articulating; to mumble in monotonous undertone; to drone.

Hum (v. i.) To make an inarticulate sound, like h'm, through the nose in the process of speaking, from embarrassment or a affectation; to hem.

Hum (v. i.) To express satisfaction by a humming noise.

Hum (v. i.) To have the sensation of a humming noise; as, my head hums, -- a pathological condition.

Hum (v. t.) To sing with shut mouth; to murmur without articulation; to mumble; as, to hum a tune.

Hum (v. t.) To express satisfaction with by humming.

Hum (v. t.) To flatter by approving; to cajole; to impose on; to humbug.

Hum (n.) A low monotonous noise, as of bees in flight, of a swiftly revolving top, of a wheel, or the like; a drone; a buzz.

Hum (n.) Any inarticulate and buzzing sound

Hum (n.) The confused noise of a crowd or of machinery, etc., heard at a distance; as, the hum of industry.

Hum (n.) A buzz or murmur, as of approbation.

Hum (n.) An imposition or hoax.

Hum (interj.) An inarticulate nasal sound or murmur, like h'm, uttered by a speaker in pause from embarrassment, affectation, etc.

Hum (interj.) A kind of strong drink formerly used.

Hum (interj.) Ahem; hem; an inarticulate sound uttered in a pause of speech implying doubt and deliberation.

Hun (n.) One of a warlike nomadic people of Northern Asia who, in the 5th century, under Atilla, invaded and conquered a great part of Europe.

Hut (n.) A small house, hivel, or cabin; a mean lodge or dwelling; a slightly built or temporary structure.

Jub (n.) A vessel for holding ale or wine; a jug.

Jug (n.) A vessel, usually of coarse earthenware, with a swelling belly and narrow mouth, and having a handle on one side.

Jug (n.) A pitcher; a ewer.

Jug (n.) A prison; a jail; a lockup.

Jug (v. t.) To seethe or stew, as in a jug or jar placed in boiling water; as, to jug a hare.

Jug (v. t.) To commit to jail; to imprison.

Jug (v. i.) To utter a sound resembling this word, as certain birds do, especially the nightingale.

Jug (v. i.) To nestle or collect together in a covey; -- said of quails and partridges.

Jut (v. i.) To shoot out or forward; to project beyond the main body; as, the jutting part of a building.

Jut (v. i.) To butt.

Jut (n.) That which projects or juts; a projection.

Jut (n.) A shove; a push.

Lug (n.) The ear, or its lobe.

Lug (n.) That which projects like an ear, esp. that by which anything is supported, carried, or grasped, or to which a support is fastened; an ear; as, the lugs of a kettle; the lugs of a founder's flask; the lug (handle) of a jug.

Lug (n.) A projecting piece to which anything, as a rod, is attached, or against which anything, as a wedge or key, bears, or through which a bolt passes, etc.

Lug (n.) The leather loop or ear by which a shaft is held up.

Lug (n.) The lugworm.

Lug (v. i.) To pull with force; to haul; to drag along; to carry with difficulty, as something heavy or cumbersome.

Lug (v. i.) To move slowly and heavily.

Lug (n.) The act of lugging; as, a hard lug; that which is lugged; as, the pack is a heavy lug.

Lug (n.) Anything which moves slowly.

Lug (n.) A rod or pole.

Lug (n.) A measure of length, being 16/ feet; a rod, pole, or perch.

Lum (n.) A chimney.

Lum (n.) A ventilating chimney over the shaft of a mine.

Lum (n.) A woody valley; also, a deep pool.

Lux (v. t.) To put out of joint; to luxate.

Luz (n.) A bone of the human body which was supposed by certain Rabbinical writers to be indestructible. Its location was a matter of dispute.

Mud (n.) Earth and water mixed so as to be soft and adhesive.

Mud (v. t.) To bury in mud.

Mud (v. t.) To make muddy or turbid.

Mue (v. i.) To mew; to molt.

Mug (n.) A kind of earthen or metal drinking cup, with a handle, -- usually cylindrical and without a lip.

Mug (n.) The face or mouth.

Mum (a.) Silent; not speaking.

Mum (interj.) Be silent! Hush!

Mum (n.) Silence.

Mum (n.) A sort of strong beer, originally made in Brunswick, Germany.

Mun (n.) The mouth.

Mus (n.) A genus of small rodents, including the common mouse and rat.

Mux (n.) Dirt; filth; muck.

Mux (v. t.) To mix in an unitidy and offensive way; to make a mess of.

Nub (v. t.) To push; to nudge; also, to beckon.

Nub (n.) A jag, or snag; a knob; a protuberance; also, the point or gist, as of a story.

Nul (a.) No; not any; as, nul disseizin; nul tort.

Nun (n.) A woman devoted to a religious life, who lives in a convent, under the three vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.

Nun (n.) A white variety of domestic pigeons having a veil of feathers covering the head.

Nun (n.) The smew.

Nun (n.) The European blue titmouse.

Nup (n.) Same as Nupson.

Nur (n.) A hard knot in wood; also, a hard knob of wood used by boys in playing hockey.

Nut (n.) The fruit of certain trees and shrubs (as of the almond, walnut, hickory, beech, filbert, etc.), consisting of a hard and indehiscent shell inclosing a kernel.

Nut (n.) A perforated block (usually a small piece of metal), provided with an internal or female screw thread, used on a bolt, or screw, for tightening or holding something, or for transmitting motion. See Illust. of lst Bolt.

Nut (n.) The tumbler of a gunlock.

Nut (n.) A projection on each side of the shank of an anchor, to secure the stock in place.

Nut (v. i.) To gather nuts.

Oul (n.) An awl.

Oul (n.) An owl.

Our (possessive pron.) Of or pertaining to us; belonging to us; as, our country; our rights; our troops; our endeavors. See I.

Out (a.) In its original and strict sense, out means from the interior of something; beyond the limits or boundary of somethings; in a position or relation which is exterior to something; -- opposed to in or into. The something may be expressed after of, from, etc. (see Out of, below); or, if not expressed, it is implied; as, he is out; or, he is out of the house, office, business, etc.; he came out; or, he came out from the ship, meeting, sect, party, etc.

Out (a.) Away; abroad; off; from home, or from a certain, or a usual, place; not in; not in a particular, or a usual, place; as, the proprietor is out, his team was taken out.

Out (a.) Beyond the limits of concealment, confinement, privacy, constraint, etc., actual of figurative; hence, not in concealment, constraint, etc., in, or into, a state of freedom, openness, disclosure, publicity, etc.; as, the sun shines out; he laughed out, to be out at the elbows; the secret has leaked out, or is out; the disease broke out on his face; the book is out.

Out (a.) Beyond the limit of existence, continuance, or supply; to the end; completely; hence, in, or into, a condition of extinction, exhaustion, completion; as, the fuel, or the fire, has burned out.

Out (a.) Beyond possession, control, or occupation; hence, in, or into, a state of want, loss, or deprivation; -- used of office, business, property, knowledge, etc.; as, the Democrats went out and the Whigs came in; he put his money out at interest.

Out (a.) Beyond the bounds of what is true, reasonable, correct, proper, common, etc.; in error or mistake; in a wrong or incorrect position or opinion; in a state of disagreement, opposition, etc.; in an inharmonious relation.

Out (a.) Not in the position to score in playing a game; not in the state or turn of the play for counting or gaining scores.

Out (n.) One who, or that which, is out; especially, one who is out of office; -- generally in the plural.

Out (n.) A place or space outside of something; a nook or corner; an angle projecting outward; an open space; -- chiefly used in the phrase ins and outs; as, the ins and outs of a question. See under In.

Out (n.) A word or words omitted by the compositor in setting up copy; an omission.

Out (v. t.) To cause to be out; to eject; to expel.

Out (v. t.) To come out with; to make known.

Out (v. t.) To give out; to dispose of; to sell.

Out (v. i.) To come or go out; to get out or away; to become public.

Out (interj.) Expressing impatience, anger, a desire to be rid of; -- with the force of command; go out; begone; away; off.

Pud (n.) Same as Pood.

Pud (n.) The hand; the first.

Pue (v. i.) To make a low whistling sound; to chirp, as birds.

Pug (v. t.) To mix and stir when wet, as clay for bricks, pottery, etc.

Pug (v. t.) To fill or stop with clay by tamping; to fill in or spread with mortar, as a floor or partition, for the purpose of deadening sound. See Pugging, 2.

Pug (n.) Tempered clay; clay moistened and worked so as to be plastic.

Pug (n.) A pug mill.

Pug (n.) An elf, or a hobgoblin; also same as Puck.

Pug (n.) A name for a monkey.

Pug (n.) A name for a fox.

Pug (n.) An intimate; a crony; a dear one.

Pug (n.) Chaff; the refuse of grain.

Pug (n.) A prostitute.

Pug (n.) One of a small breed of pet dogs having a short nose and head; a pug dog.

Pug (n.) Any geometrid moth of the genus Eupithecia.

Puh (interj.) The same as Pugh.

Pun (v. t.) To pound.

Pun (n.) A play on words which have the same sound but different meanings; an expression in which two different applications of a word present an odd or ludicrous idea; a kind of quibble or equivocation.

Pun (v. i.) To make puns, or a pun; to use a word in a double sense, especially when the contrast of ideas is ludicrous; to play upon words; to quibble.

Pun (v. t.) To persuade or affect by a pun.

Pup (n.) A young dog; a puppy.

Pup (n.) a young seal.

Pup (v. i.) To bring forth whelps or young, as the female of the canine species.

Pur (v. i.) To utter a low, murmuring, continued sound, as a cat does when pleased.

Pur (v. t.) To signify or express by purring.

Pur (n.) The low, murmuring sound made by a cat to express contentment or pleasure.

Pus (a.) The yellowish white opaque creamy matter produced by the process of suppuration. It consists of innumerable white nucleated cells floating in a clear liquid.

Put (n.) A pit.

Put () 3d pers. sing. pres. of Put, contracted from putteth.

Put (n.) A rustic; a clown; an awkward or uncouth person.

Put (imp. & p. p.) of Put

Put (v. t.) To move in any direction; to impel; to thrust; to push; -- nearly obsolete, except with adverbs, as with by (to put by = to thrust aside; to divert); or with forth (to put forth = to thrust out).

Put (v. t.) To bring to a position or place; to place; to lay; to set; figuratively, to cause to be or exist in a specified relation, condition, or the like; to bring to a stated mental or moral condition; as, to put one in fear; to put a theory in practice; to put an enemy to fight.

Put (v. t.) To attach or attribute; to assign; as, to put a wrong construction on an act or expression.

Put (v. t.) To lay down; to give up; to surrender.

Put (v. t.) To set before one for judgment, acceptance, or rejection; to bring to the attention; to offer; to state; to express; figuratively, to assume; to suppose; -- formerly sometimes followed by that introducing a proposition; as, to put a question; to put a case.

Put (v. t.) To incite; to entice; to urge; to constrain; to oblige.

Put (v. t.) To throw or cast with a pushing motion "overhand," the hand being raised from the shoulder; a practice in athletics; as, to put the shot or weight.

Put (v. t.) To convey coal in the mine, as from the working to the tramway.

Put (v. i.) To go or move; as, when the air first puts up.

Put (v. i.) To steer; to direct one's course; to go.

Put (v. i.) To play a card or a hand in the game called put.

Put (n.) The act of putting; an action; a movement; a thrust; a push; as, the put of a ball.

Put (n.) A certain game at cards.

Put (n.) A privilege which one party buys of another to "put" (deliver) to him a certain amount of stock, grain, etc., at a certain price and date.

Put (n.) A prostitute.

Puy (n.) See Poy.

Qua (conj.) In so far as; in the capacity or character of; as.

Que (n.) A half farthing.

Rub (v. t.) To subject (a body) to the action of something moving over its surface with pressure and friction, especially to the action of something moving back and forth; as, to rub the flesh with the hand; to rub wood with sandpaper.

Rub (v. t.) To move over the surface of (a body) with pressure and friction; to graze; to chafe; as, the boat rubs the ground.

Rub (v. t.) To cause (a body) to move with pressure and friction along a surface; as, to rub the hand over the body.

Rub (v. t.) To spread a substance thinly over; to smear.

Rub (v. t.) To scour; to burnish; to polish; to brighten; to cleanse; -- often with up or over; as, to rub up silver.

Rub (v. t.) To hinder; to cross; to thwart.

Rub (v. i.) To move along the surface of a body with pressure; to grate; as, a wheel rubs against the gatepost.

Rub (v. i.) To fret; to chafe; as, to rub upon a sore.

Rub (v. i.) To move or pass with difficulty; as, to rub through woods, as huntsmen; to rub through the world.

Rub (n.) The act of rubbing; friction.

Rub (n.) That which rubs; that which tends to hinder or obstruct motion or progress; hindrance; obstruction, an impediment; especially, a difficulty or obstruction hard to overcome; a pinch.

Rub (n.) Inequality of surface, as of the ground in the game of bowls; unevenness.

Rub (n.) Something grating to the feelings; sarcasm; joke; as, a hard rub.

Rub (n.) Imperfection; failing; fault.

Rub (n.) A chance.

Rub (n.) A stone, commonly flat, used to sharpen cutting tools; a whetstone; -- called also rubstone.

Rud (n.) Redness; blush.

Rud (n.) Ruddle; red ocher.

Rud (n.) The rudd.

Rud (v. t.) To make red.

Rue (n.) A perennial suffrutescent plant (Ruta graveolens), having a strong, heavy odor and a bitter taste; herb of grace. It is used in medicine.

Rue (n.) Fig.: Bitterness; disappointment; grief; regret.

Rue (v. t.) To lament; to regret extremely; to grieve for or over.

Rue (v. t.) To cause to grieve; to afflict.

Rue (v. t.) To repent of, and withdraw from, as a bargain; to get released from.

Rue (v. i.) To have compassion.

Rue (v. i.) To feel sorrow and regret; to repent.

Rue (v. t.) Sorrow; repetance.

Rug (a.) A kind of coarse, heavy frieze, formerly used for garments.

Rug (a.) A piece of thick, nappy fabric, commonly made of wool, -- used for various purposes, as for covering and ornamenting part of a bare floor, for hanging in a doorway as a potiere, for protecting a portion of carpet, for a wrap to protect the legs from cold, etc.

Rug (a.) A rough, woolly, or shaggy dog.

Rug (v. t.) To pull roughly or hastily; to plunder; to spoil; to tear.

Rum (n.) A kind of intoxicating liquor distilled from cane juice, or from the scummings of the boiled juice, or from treacle or molasses, or from the lees of former distillations. Also, sometimes used colloquially as a generic or a collective name for intoxicating liquor.

Rum (a.) Old-fashioned; queer; odd; as, a rum idea; a rum fellow.

Rum (n.) A queer or odd person or thing; a country parson.

Ran (imp.) of Run

Run () of Run

Run (p. p.) of Run

Run (a.) To move, proceed, advance, pass, go, come, etc., swiftly, smoothly, or with quick action; -- said of things animate or inanimate. Hence, to flow, glide, or roll onward, as a stream, a snake, a wagon, etc.; to move by quicker action than in walking, as a person, a horse, a dog.

Run (a.) To go swiftly; to pass at a swift pace; to hasten.

Run (a.) To flee, as from fear or danger.

Run (a.) To steal off; to depart secretly.

Run (a.) To contend in a race; hence, to enter into a contest; to become a candidate; as, to run for Congress.

Run (a.) To pass from one state or condition to another; to come into a certain condition; -- often with in or into; as, to run into evil practices; to run in debt.

Run (a.) To exert continuous activity; to proceed; as, to run through life; to run in a circle.

Run (a.) To pass or go quickly in thought or conversation; as, to run from one subject to another.

Run (a.) To discuss; to continue to think or speak about something; -- with on.

Run (a.) To make numerous drafts or demands for payment, as upon a bank; -- with on.

Run (a.) To creep, as serpents.

Run (a.) To flow, as a liquid; to ascend or descend; to course; as, rivers run to the sea; sap runs up in the spring; her blood ran cold.

Run (a.) To proceed along a surface; to extend; to spread.

Run (a.) To become fluid; to melt; to fuse.

Run (a.) To turn, as a wheel; to revolve on an axis or pivot; as, a wheel runs swiftly round.

Run (a.) To travel; to make progress; to be moved by mechanical means; to go; as, the steamboat runs regularly to Albany; the train runs to Chicago.

Run (a.) To extend; to reach; as, the road runs from Philadelphia to New York; the memory of man runneth not to the contrary.

Run (a.) To go back and forth from place to place; to ply; as, the stage runs between the hotel and the station.

Run (a.) To make progress; to proceed; to pass.

Run (a.) To continue in operation; to be kept in action or motion; as, this engine runs night and day; the mill runs six days in the week.

Run (a.) To have a course or direction; as, a

Run (a.) To be in form thus, as a combination of words.

Run (a.) To be popularly known; to be generally received.

Run (a.) To have growth or development; as, boys and girls run up rapidly.

Run (a.) To tend, as to an effect or consequence; to inc

Run (a.) To spread and blend together; to unite; as, colors run in washing.

Run (a.) To have a legal course; to be attached; to continue in force, effect, or operation; to follow; to go in company; as, certain covenants run with the land.

Run (a.) To continue without falling due; to hold good; as, a note has thirty days to run.

Run (a.) To discharge pus or other matter; as, an ulcer runs.

Run (a.) To be played on the stage a number of successive days or nights; as, the piece ran for six months.

Run (a.) To sail before the wind, in distinction from reaching or sailing closehauled; -- said of vessels.

Run (a.) Specifically, of a horse: To move rapidly in a gait in which each leg acts in turn as a propeller and a supporter, and in which for an instant all the limbs are gathered in the air under the body.

Run (a.) To move rapidly by springing steps so that there is an instant in each step when neither foot touches the ground; -- so distinguished from walking in athletic competition.

Run (v. t.) To cause to run (in the various senses of Run, v. i.); as, to run a horse; to run a stage; to run a machine; to run a rope through a block.

Run (v. i.) To pursue in thought; to carry in contemplation.

Run (v. i.) To cause to enter; to thrust; as, to run a sword into or through the body; to run a nail into the foot.

Run (v. i.) To drive or force; to cause, or permit, to be driven.

Run (v. i.) To fuse; to shape; to mold; to cast; as, to run bullets, and the like.

Run (v. i.) To cause to be drawn; to mark out; to indicate; to determine; as, to run a

Run (v. i.) To cause to pass, or evade, offical restrictions; to smuggle; -- said of contraband or dutiable goods.

Run (v. i.) To go through or accomplish by running; as, to run a race; to run a certain career.

Run (v. i.) To cause to stand as a candidate for office; to support for office; as, to run some one for Congress.

Run (v. i.) To encounter or incur, as a danger or risk; as, to run the risk of losing one's life. See To run the chances, below.

Run (v. i.) To put at hazard; to venture; to risk.

Run (v. i.) To discharge; to emit; to give forth copiously; to be bathed with; as, the pipe or faucet runs hot water.

Run (v. i.) To be charged with, or to contain much of, while flowing; as, the rivers ran blood.

Run (v. i.) To conduct; to manage; to carry on; as, to run a factory or a hotel.

Run (v. i.) To tease with sarcasms and ridicule.

Run (v. i.) To sew, as a seam, by passing the needle through material in a continuous

Run (v. i.) To migrate or move in schools; -- said of fish; esp., to ascend a river in order to spawn.

Run (n.) The act of running; as, a long run; a good run; a quick run; to go on the run.

Run (n.) A small stream; a brook; a creek.

Run (n.) That which runs or flows in the course of a certain operation, or during a certain time; as, a run of must in wine making; the first run of sap in a maple orchard.

Run (n.) A course; a series; that which continues in a certain course or series; as, a run of good or bad luck.

Run (n.) State of being current; currency; popularity.

Run (n.) Continued repetition on the stage; -- said of a play; as, to have a run of a hundred successive nights.

Run (n.) A continuing urgent demand; especially, a pressure on a bank or treasury for payment of its notes.

Run (n.) A range or extent of ground for feeding stock; as, a sheep run.

Run (n.) The aftermost part of a vessel's hull where it narrows toward the stern, under the quarter.

Run (n.) The distance sailed by a ship; as, a good run; a run of fifty miles.

Run (n.) A voyage; as, a run to China.

Run (n.) A pleasure excursion; a trip.

Run (n.) The horizontal distance to which a drift may be carried, either by license of the proprietor of a mine or by the nature of the formation; also, the direction which a vein of ore or other substance takes.

Run (n.) A roulade, or series of running tones.

Run (n.) The greatest degree of swiftness in marching. It is executed upon the same principles as the double-quick, but with greater speed.

Run (n.) The act of migrating, or ascending a river to spawn; -- said of fish; also, an assemblage or school of fishes which migrate, or ascend a river for the purpose of spawning.

Run (n.) In baseball, a complete circuit of the bases made by a player, which enables him to score one; in cricket, a passing from one wicket to the other, by which one point is scored; as, a player made three runs; the side went out with two hundred runs.

Run (n.) A pair or set of millstones.

Run (a.) Melted, or made from molten material; cast in a mold; as, run butter; run iron or lead.

Run (a.) Smuggled; as, run goods.

Rut (n.) Sexual desire or oestrus of deer, cattle, and various other mammals; heat; also, the period during which the oestrus exists.

Rut (n.) Roaring, as of waves breaking upon the shore; rote. See Rote.

Rut (v. i.) To have a strong sexual impulse at the reproductive period; -- said of deer, cattle, etc.

Rut (v. t.) To cover in copulation.

Rut (n.) A track worn by a wheel or by habitual passage of anything; a groove in which anything runs. Also used figuratively.

Rut (v. t.) To make a rut or ruts in; -- chiefly used as a past participle or a participial adj.; as, a rutted road.

Sub (n.) A subordinate; a subaltern.

Sue (v. t.) To follow up; to chase; to seek after; to endeavor to win; to woo.

Sue (v. t.) To seek justice or right from, by legal process; to institute process in law against; to bring an action against; to prosecute judicially.

Sue (v. t.) To proceed with, as an action, and follow it up to its proper termination; to gain by legal process.

Sue (v. t.) To clean, as the beak; -- said of a hawk.

Sue (v. t.) To leave high and dry on shore; as, to sue a ship.

Sue (v. i.) To seek by request; to make application; to petition; to entreat; to plead.

Sue (v. i.) To prosecute; to make legal claim; to seek (for something) in law; as, to sue for damages.

Sue (v. i.) To woo; to pay addresses as a lover.

Sue (v. i.) To be left high and dry on the shore, as a ship.

Sug (n.) A kind of worm or larva.

Sum (n.) The aggregate of two or more numbers, magnitudes, quantities, or particulars; the amount or whole of any number of individuals or particulars added together; as, the sum of 5 and 7 is 12.

Sum (n.) A quantity of money or currency; any amount, indefinitely; as, a sum of money; a small sum, or a large sum.

Sum (n.) The principal points or thoughts when viewed together; the amount; the substance; compendium; as, this is the sum of all the evidence in the case; this is the sum and substance of his objections.

Sum (n.) Height; completion; utmost degree.

Sum (n.) A problem to be solved, or an example to be wrought out.

Sum (v. t.) To bring together into one whole; to collect into one amount; to cast up, as a column of figures; to ascertain the totality of; -- usually with up.

Sum (v. t.) To bring or collect into a small compass; to comprise in a few words; to condense; -- usually with up.

Sum (v. t.) To have (the feathers) full grown; to furnish with complete, or full-grown, plumage.

Sun (n.) See Sunn.

Sun (n.) The luminous orb, the light of which constitutes day, and its absence night; the central body round which the earth and planets revolve, by which they are held in their orbits, and from which they receive light and heat. Its mean distance from the earth is about 92,500,000 miles, and its diameter about 860,000.

Sun (n.) Any heavenly body which forms the center of a system of orbs.

Sun (n.) The direct light or warmth of the sun; sunshine.

Sun (n.) That which resembles the sun, as in splendor or importance; any source of light, warmth, or animation.

Sun (v. t.) To expose to the sun's rays; to warm or dry in the sun; as, to sun cloth; to sun grain.

Sup (v. t.) To take into the mouth with the lips, as a liquid; to take or drink by a little at a time; to sip.

Sup (n.) A small mouthful, as of liquor or broth; a little taken with the lips; a sip.

Sup (v. i.) To eat the evening meal; to take supper.

Sup (v. t.) To treat with supper.

Tub (n.) An open wooden vessel formed with staves, bottom, and hoops; a kind of short cask, half barrel, or firkin, usually with but one head, -- used for various purposes.

Tub (n.) The amount which a tub contains, as a measure of quantity; as, a tub of butter; a tub of camphor, which is about 1 cwt., etc.

Tub (n.) Any structure shaped like a tub: as, a certain old form of pulpit; a short, broad boat, etc., -- often used jocosely or opprobriously.

Tub (n.) A sweating in a tub; a tub fast.

Tub (n.) A small cask; as, a tub of gin.

Tub (n.) A box or bucket in which coal or ore is sent up a shaft; -- so called by miners.

Tub (v. t.) To plant or set in a tub; as, to tub a plant.

Tub (i.) To make use of a bathing tub; to lie or be in a bath; to bathe.

Tue (n.) The parson bird.

Tug (v. t.) To pull or draw with great effort; to draw along with continued exertion; to haul along; to tow; as, to tug a loaded cart; to tug a ship into port.

Tug (v. t.) To pull; to pluck.

Tug (v. i.) To pull with great effort; to strain in labor; as, to tug at the oar; to tug against the stream.

Tug (v. i.) To labor; to strive; to struggle.

Tug (n.) A pull with the utmost effort, as in the athletic contest called tug of war; a supreme effort.

Tug (n.) A sort of vehicle, used for conveying timber and heavy articles.

Tug (n.) A small, powerful steamboat used to tow vessels; -- called also steam tug, tugboat, and towboat.

Tug (n.) A trace, or drawing strap, of a harness.

Tug (n.) An iron hook of a hoisting tub, to which a tackle is affixed.

Tun (n.) A large cask; an oblong vessel bulging in the middle, like a pipe or puncheon, and girt with hoops; a wine cask.

Tun (n.) A fermenting vat.

Tun (n.) A certain measure for liquids, as for wine, equal to two pipes, four hogsheads, or 252 gallons. In different countries, the tun differs in quantity.

Tun (n.) A weight of 2,240 pounds. See Ton.

Tun (n.) An indefinite large quantity.

Tun (n.) A drunkard; -- so called humorously, or in contempt.

Tun (n.) Any shell belonging to Dolium and allied genera; -- called also tun-shell.

Tun (v. i.) To put into tuns, or casks.

Tup (v. t. & i.) To butt, as a ram does.

Tup (v. t. & i.) To cover; -- said of a ram.

Tup (n.) A ram.

Tur (n.) The urus.

Tut () Be still; hush; -- an exclamation used for checking or rebuking.

Tut (n.) An imperial ensign consisting of a golden globe with a cross on it.

Tut (n.) A hassock.

Tuz (n.) A lock or tuft of hair.

Yug (n.) Alt. of Yuga

Yux (n. & v.) See Yex, n.

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