4 letter words whose second letter is A
Baas (pl. ) of Baa
Baal (n.) The supreme male divinity of the Phoenician and Canaanitish nations.
Baal (n.) The whole class of divinities to whom the name Baal was applied.
Baba (n.) A kind of plum cake.
Babe (n.) An infant; a young child of either sex; a baby.
Babe (n.) A doll for children.
Babu (n.) A Hindoo gentleman; a native clerk who writes English; also, a Hindoo title answering to Mr. or Esquire.
Baby (n.) An infant or young child of either sex; a babe.
Baby (n.) A small image of an infant; a doll.
Baby (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, an infant; young or little; as, baby swans.
Baby (v. i.) To treat like a young child; to keep dependent; to humor; to fondle.
Bace (n., a., & v.) See Base.
Back (n.) A large shallow vat; a cistern, tub, or trough, used by brewers, distillers, dyers, picklers, gluemakers, and others, for mixing or cooling wort, holding water, hot glue, etc.
Back (n.) A ferryboat. See Bac, 1.
Back (n.) In human beings, the hinder part of the body, extending from the neck to the end of the spine; in other animals, that part of the body which corresponds most nearly to such part of a human being; as, the back of a horse, fish, or lobster.
Back (n.) An extended upper part, as of a mountain or ridge.
Back (n.) The outward or upper part of a thing, as opposed to the inner or lower part; as, the back of the hand, the back of the foot, the back of a hand rail.
Back (n.) The part opposed to the front; the hinder or rear part of a thing; as, the back of a book; the back of an army; the back of a chimney.
Back (n.) The part opposite to, or most remote from, that which fronts the speaker or actor; or the part out of sight, or not generally seen; as, the back of an island, of a hill, or of a village.
Back (n.) The part of a cutting tool on the opposite side from its edge; as, the back of a knife, or of a saw.
Back (n.) A support or resource in reserve.
Back (n.) The keel and keelson of a ship.
Back (n.) The upper part of a lode, or the roof of a horizontal underground passage.
Back (n.) A garment for the back; hence, clothing.
Back (a.) Being at the back or in the rear; distant; remote; as, the back door; back settlements.
Back (a.) Being in arrear; overdue; as, back rent.
Back (a.) Moving or operating backward; as, back action.
Back (v. i.) To get upon the back of; to mount.
Back (v. i.) To place or seat upon the back.
Back (v. i.) To drive or force backward; to cause to retreat or recede; as, to back oxen.
Back (v. i.) To make a back for; to furnish with a back; as, to back books.
Back (v. i.) To adjoin behind; to be at the back of.
Back (v. i.) To write upon the back of; as, to back a letter; to indorse; as, to back a note or legal document.
Back (v. i.) To support; to maintain; to second or strengthen by aid or influence; as, to back a friend.
Back (v. i.) To bet on the success of; -- as, to back a race horse.
Back (v. i.) To move or go backward; as, the horse refuses to back.
Back (v. i.) To change from one quarter to another by a course opposite to that of the sun; -- used of the wind.
Back (v. i.) To stand still behind another dog which has pointed; -- said of a dog.
Back (adv.) In, to, or toward, the rear; as, to stand back; to step back.
Back (adv.) To the place from which one came; to the place or person from which something is taken or derived; as, to go back for something left behind; to go back to one's native place; to put a book back after reading it.
Back (adv.) To a former state, condition, or station; as, to go back to private life; to go back to barbarism.
Back (adv.) (Of time) In times past; ago.
Back (adv.) Away from contact; by reverse movement.
Back (adv.) In concealment or reserve; in one's own possession; as, to keep back the truth; to keep back part of the money due to another.
Back (adv.) In a state of restraint or hindrance.
Back (adv.) In return, repayment, or requital.
Back (adv.) In withdrawal from a statement, promise, or undertaking; as, he took back0 the offensive words.
Back (adv.) In arrear; as, to be back in one's rent.
Bade () A form of the pat tense of Bid.
Baff (n.) A blow; a stroke.
Baft (n.) Same as Bafta.
Bail (n.) A bucket or scoop used in bailing water out of a boat.
Bail (v. t.) To lade; to dip and throw; -- usually with out; as, to bail water out of a boat.
Bail (v. t.) To dip or lade water from; -- often with out to express completeness; as, to bail a boat.
Bail (v./t.) To deliver; to release.
Bail (v./t.) To set free, or deliver from arrest, or out of custody, on the undertaking of some other person or persons that he or they will be responsible for the appearance, at a certain day and place, of the person bailed.
Bail (v./t.) To deliver, as goods in trust, for some special object or purpose, upon a contract, expressed or implied, that the trust shall be faithfully executed on the part of the bailee, or person intrusted; as, to bail cloth to a tailor to be made into a garment; to bail goods to a carrier.
Bail (n.) Custody; keeping.
Bail (n.) The person or persons who procure the release of a prisoner from the custody of the officer, or from imprisonment, by becoming surely for his appearance in court.
Bail (n.) The security given for the appearance of a prisoner in order to obtain his release from custody of the officer; as, the man is out on bail; to go bail for any one.
Bail (n.) The arched handle of a kettle, pail, or similar vessel, usually movable.
Bail (n.) A half hoop for supporting the cover of a carrier's wagon, awning of a boat, etc.
Bail (n.) A
Bail (n.) The outer wall of a feudal castle. Hence: The space inclosed by it; the outer court.
Bail (n.) A certain limit within a forest.
Bail (n.) A division for the stalls of an open stable.
Bail (n.) The top or cross piece ( or either of the two cross pieces) of the wicket.
Bain (n.) A bath; a bagnio.
Bait (v. i.) Any substance, esp. food, used in catching fish, or other animals, by alluring them to a hook, snare, inclosure, or net.
Bait (v. i.) Anything which allures; a lure; enticement; temptation.
Bait (v. i.) A portion of food or drink, as a refreshment taken on a journey; also, a stop for rest and refreshment.
Bait (v. i.) A light or hasty luncheon.
Bait (v. t.) To provoke and harass; esp., to harass or torment for sport; as, to bait a bear with dogs; to bait a bull.
Bait (v. t.) To give a portion of food and drink to, upon the road; as, to bait horses.
Bait (v. t.) To furnish or cover with bait, as a trap or hook.
Bait (v. i.) To stop to take a portion of food and drink for refreshment of one's self or one's beasts, on a journey.
Bait (v. i.) To flap the wings; to flutter as if to fly; or to hover, as a hawk when she stoops to her prey.
Bake (v. t.) To prepare, as food, by cooking in a dry heat, either in an oven or under coals, or on heated stone or metal; as, to bake bread, meat, apples.
Bake (v. t.) To dry or harden (anything) by subjecting to heat, as, to bake bricks; the sun bakes the ground.
Bake (v. t.) To harden by cold.
Bake (v. i.) To do the work of baking something; as, she brews, washes, and bakes.
Bake (v. i.) To be baked; to become dry and hard in heat; as, the bread bakes; the ground bakes in the hot sun.
Bake (n.) The process, or result, of baking.
Bald (a.) Destitute of the natural or common covering on the head or top, as of hair, feathers, foliage, trees, etc.; as, a bald head; a bald oak.
Bald (a.) Destitute of ornament; unadorned; bare; literal.
Bald (a.) Undisguised.
Bald (a.) Destitute of dignity or value; paltry; mean.
Bald (a.) Destitute of a beard or awn; as, bald wheat.
Bald (a.) Destitute of the natural covering.
Bald (a.) Marked with a white spot on the head; bald-faced.
Bale (n.) A bundle or package of goods in a cloth cover, and corded for storage or transportation; also, a bundle of straw / hay, etc., put up compactly for transportation.
Bale (v. t.) To make up in a bale.
Bale (v. t.) See Bail, v. t., to lade.
Bale (n.) Misery; calamity; misfortune; sorrow.
Bale (n.) Evil; an evil, pernicious influence; something causing great injury.
Balk (v. i.) A ridge of land left unplowed between furrows, or at the end of a field; a piece missed by the plow slipping aside.
Balk (v. i.) A great beam, rafter, or timber; esp., the tie-beam of a house. The loft above was called "the balks."
Balk (v. i.) One of the beams connecting the successive supports of a trestle bridge or bateau bridge.
Balk (v. i.) A hindrance or disappointment; a check.
Balk (v. i.) A sudden and obstinate stop; a failure.
Balk (v. i.) A deceptive gesture of the pitcher, as if to deliver the ball.
Balk (v. t.) To leave or make balks in.
Balk (v. t.) To leave heaped up; to heap up in piles.
Balk (v. t.) To omit, miss, or overlook by chance.
Balk (v. t.) To miss intentionally; to avoid; to shun; to refuse; to let go by; to shirk.
Balk (v. t.) To disappoint; to frustrate; to foil; to baffle; to /hwart; as, to balk expectation.
Balk (v. i.) To engage in contradiction; to be in opposition.
Balk (v. i.) To stop abruptly and stand still obstinately; to jib; to stop short; to swerve; as, the horse balks.
Balk (v. i.) To indicate to fishermen, by shouts or signals from shore, the direction taken by the shoals of herring.
Ball (n.) Any round or roundish body or mass; a sphere or globe; as, a ball of twine; a ball of snow.
Ball (n.) A spherical body of any substance or size used to play with, as by throwing, knocking, kicking, etc.
Ball (n.) A general name for games in which a ball is thrown, kicked, or knocked. See Baseball, and Football.
Ball (n.) Any solid spherical, cylindrical, or conical projectile of lead or iron, to be discharged from a firearm; as, a cannon ball; a rifle ball; -- often used collectively; as, powder and ball. Spherical balls for the smaller firearms are commonly called bullets.
Ball (n.) A flaming, roundish body shot into the air; a case filled with combustibles intended to burst and give light or set fire, or to produce smoke or stench; as, a fire ball; a stink ball.
Ball (n.) A leather-covered cushion, fastened to a handle called a ballstock; -- formerly used by printers for inking the form, but now superseded by the roller.
Ball (n.) A roundish protuberant portion of some part of the body; as, the ball of the thumb; the ball of the foot.
Ball (n.) A large pill, a form in which medicine is commonly given to horses; a bolus.
Ball (n.) The globe or earth.
Ball (v. i.) To gather balls which cling to the feet, as of damp snow or clay; to gather into balls; as, the horse balls; the snow balls.
Ball (v. t.) To heat in a furnace and form into balls for rolling.
Ball (v. t.) To form or wind into a ball; as, to ball cotton.
Ball (n.) A social assembly for the purpose of dancing.
Balm (n.) An aromatic plant of the genus Melissa.
Balm (n.) The resinous and aromatic exudation of certain trees or shrubs.
Balm (n.) Any fragrant ointment.
Balm (n.) Anything that heals or that mitigates pain.
Balm (v. i.) To anoint with balm, or with anything medicinal. Hence: To soothe; to mitigate.
Banc (n.) Alt. of Bank
Bank (n.) A bench; a high seat, or seat of distinction or judgment; a tribunal or court.
Band (v. t.) A fillet, strap, or any narrow ligament with which a thing is encircled, or fastened, or by which a number of things are tied, bound together, or confined; a fetter.
Band (v. t.) A continuous tablet, stripe, or series of ornaments, as of carved foliage, of color, or of brickwork, etc.
Band (v. t.) In Gothic architecture, the molding, or suite of moldings, which encircles the pillars and small shafts.
Band (v. t.) That which serves as the means of union or connection between persons; a tie.
Band (v. t.) A
Band (v. t.) Two strips of
Band (v. t.) A narrow strip of cloth or other material on any article of dress, to bind, strengthen, ornament, or complete it.
Band (v. t.) A company of persons united in any common design, especially a body of armed men.
Band (v. t.) A number of musicians who play together upon portable musical instruments, especially those making a loud sound, as certain wind instruments (trumpets, clarinets, etc.), and drums, or cymbals.
Band (v. t.) A space between elevated
Band (v. t.) A stripe, streak, or other mark transverse to the axis of the body.
Band (v. t.) A belt or strap.
Band (v. t.) A bond
Band (v. t.) Pledge; security.
Band (v. t.) To bind or tie with a band.
Band (v. t.) To mark with a band.
Band (v. t.) To unite in a troop, company, or confederacy.
Band (v. i.) To confederate for some common purpose; to unite; to conspire together.
Band (v. t.) To bandy; to drive away.
Band () imp. of Bind.
Bane (n.) That which destroys life, esp. poison of a deadly quality.
Bane (n.) Destruction; death.
Bane (n.) Any cause of ruin, or lasting injury; harm; woe.
Bane (n.) A disease in sheep, commonly termed the rot.
Bane (v. t.) To be the bane of; to ruin.
Bang (v. t.) To beat, as with a club or cudgel; to treat with violence; to handle roughly.
Bang (v. t.) To beat or thump, or to cause ( something) to hit or strike against another object, in such a way as to make a loud noise; as, to bang a drum or a piano; to bang a door (against the doorpost or casing) in shutting it.
Bang (v. i.) To make a loud noise, as if with a blow or succession of blows; as, the window blind banged and waked me; he was banging on the piano.
Bang (n.) A blow as with a club; a heavy blow.
Bang (n.) The sound produced by a sudden concussion.
Bang (v. t.) To cut squarely across, as the tail of a hors, or the forelock of human beings; to cut (the hair).
Bang (n.) The short, front hair combed down over the forehead, esp. when cut squarely across; a false front of hair similarly worn.
Bang (n.) Alt. of Bangue
Bank (n.) A mound, pile, or ridge of earth, raised above the surrounding level; hence, anything shaped like a mound or ridge of earth; as, a bank of clouds; a bank of snow.
Bank (n.) A steep acclivity, as the slope of a hill, or the side of a ravine.
Bank (n.) The margin of a watercourse; the rising ground bordering a lake, river, or sea, or forming the edge of a cutting, or other hollow.
Bank (n.) An elevation, or rising ground, under the sea; a shoal, shelf, or shallow; as, the banks of Newfoundland.
Bank (n.) The face of the coal at which miners are working.
Bank (n.) A deposit of ore or coal, worked by excavations above water level.
Bank (n.) The ground at the top of a shaft; as, ores are brought to bank.
Bank (v. t.) To raise a mound or dike about; to inclose, defend, or fortify with a bank; to embank.
Bank (v. t.) To heap or pile up; as, to bank sand.
Bank (v. t.) To pass by the banks of.
Bank (n.) A bench, as for rowers in a galley; also, a tier of oars.
Bank (n.) The bench or seat upon which the judges sit.
Bank (n.) The regular term of a court of law, or the full court sitting to hear arguments upon questions of law, as distinguished from a sitting at Nisi Prius, or a court held for jury trials. See Banc.
Bank (n.) A sort of table used by printers.
Bank (n.) A bench, or row of keys belonging to a keyboard, as in an organ.
Bank (n.) An establishment for the custody, loan, exchange, or issue, of money, and for facilitating the transmission of funds by drafts or bills of exchange; an institution incorporated for performing one or more of such functions, or the stockholders (or their representatives, the directors), acting in their corporate capacity.
Bank (n.) The building or office used for banking purposes.
Bank (n.) A fund from deposits or contributions, to be used in transacting business; a joint stock or capital.
Bank (n.) The sum of money or the checks which the dealer or banker has as a fund, from which to draw his stakes and pay his losses.
Bank (n.) In certain games, as dominos, a fund of pieces from which the players are allowed to draw.
Bank (v. t.) To deposit in a bank.
Bank (v. i.) To keep a bank; to carry on the business of a banker.
Bank (v. i.) To deposit money in a bank; to have an account with a banker.
Barb (n.) Beard, or that which resembles it, or grows in the place of it.
Barb (n.) A muffler, worn by nuns and mourners.
Barb (n.) Paps, or little projections, of the mucous membrane, which mark the opening of the submaxillary glands under the tongue in horses and cattle. The name is mostly applied when the barbs are inflamed and swollen.
Barb (n.) The point that stands backward in an arrow, fishhook, etc., to prevent it from being easily extracted. Hence: Anything which stands out with a sharp point obliquely or crosswise to something else.
Barb (n.) A bit for a horse.
Barb (n.) One of the side branches of a feather, which collectively constitute the vane. See Feather.
Barb (n.) A southern name for the kingfishes of the eastern and southeastern coasts of the United States; -- also improperly called whiting.
Barb (n.) A hair or bristle ending in a double hook.
Barb (v. t.) To shave or dress the beard of.
Barb (v. t.) To clip; to mow.
Barb (v. t.) To furnish with barbs, or with that which will hold or hurt like barbs, as an arrow, fishhook, spear, etc.
Barb (n.) The Barbary horse, a superior breed introduced from Barbary into Spain by the Moors.
Barb (n.) A blackish or dun variety of the pigeon, originally brought from Barbary.
Barb (n.) Armor for a horse. Same as 2d Bard, n., 1.
Bard (n.) A professional poet and singer, as among the ancient Celts, whose occupation was to compose and sing verses in honor of the heroic achievements of princes and brave men.
Bard (n.) Hence: A poet; as, the bard of Avon.
Bard (n.) Alt. of Barde
Bard (v. t.) To cover (meat or game) with a thin slice of fat bacon.
Bare (a.) Without clothes or covering; stripped of the usual covering; naked; as, his body is bare; the trees are bare.
Bare (a.) With head uncovered; bareheaded.
Bare (a.) Without anything to cover up or conceal one's thoughts or actions; open to view; exposed.
Bare (a.) Plain; simple; unadorned; without polish; bald; meager.
Bare (a.) Destitute; indigent; empty; unfurnished or scantily furnished; -- used with of (rarely with in) before the thing wanting or taken away; as, a room bare of furniture.
Bare (a.) Threadbare; much worn.
Bare (a.) Mere; alone; unaccompanied by anything else; as, a bare majority.
Bare (n.) Surface; body; substance.
Bare (n.) That part of a roofing slate, shingle, tile, or metal plate, which is exposed to the weather.
Bare (a.) To strip off the covering of; to make bare; as, to bare the breast.
Bare () Bore; the old preterit of Bear, v.
Bard (n.) The exterior covering of the trunk and branches of a tree; the rind.
Bard (n.) Specifically, Peruvian bark.
Bark (v. t.) To strip the bark from; to peel.
Bark (v. t.) To abrade or rub off any outer covering from; as to bark one's heel.
Bark (v. t.) To girdle. See Girdle, v. t., 3.
Bark (v. t.) To cover or inclose with bark, or as with bark; as, to bark the roof of a hut.
Bark (v. i.) To make a short, loud, explosive noise with the vocal organs; -- said of some animals, but especially of dogs.
Bark (v. i.) To make a clamor; to make importunate outcries.
Bark (n.) The short, loud, explosive sound uttered by a dog; a similar sound made by some other animals.
Bark (n.) Alt. of Barque
Barm (n.) Foam rising upon beer, or other malt liquors, when fermenting, and used as leaven in making bread and in brewing; yeast.
Barm (n.) The lap or bosom.
Barn (n.) A covered building used chiefly for storing grain, hay, and other productions of a farm. In the United States a part of the barn is often used for stables.
Barn (v. t.) To lay up in a barn.
Barn (n.) A child. [Obs.] See Bairn.
Base (a.) Of little, or less than the usual, height; of low growth; as, base shrubs.
Base (a.) Low in place or position.
Base (a.) Of humble birth; or low degree; lowly; mean.
Base (a.) Illegitimate by birth; bastard.
Base (a.) Of little comparative value, as metal inferior to gold and silver, the precious metals.
Base (a.) Alloyed with inferior metal; debased; as, base coin; base bullion.
Base (a.) Morally low. Hence: Low-minded; unworthy; without dignity of sentiment; ignoble; mean; illiberal; menial; as, a base fellow; base motives; base occupations.
Base (a.) Not classical or correct.
Base (a.) Deep or grave in sound; as, the base tone of a violin.
Base (a.) Not held by honorable service; as, a base estate, one held by services not honorable; held by villenage. Such a tenure is called base, or low, and the tenant, a base tenant.
Base (n.) The bottom of anything, considered as its support, or that on which something rests for support; the foundation; as, the base of a statue.
Base (n.) Fig.: The fundamental or essential part of a thing; the essential principle; a groundwork.
Base (n.) The lower part of a wall, pier, or column, when treated as a separate feature, usually in projection, or especially ornamented.
Base (n.) The lower part of a complete architectural design, as of a monument; also, the lower part of any elaborate piece of furniture or decoration.
Base (n.) That extremity of a leaf, fruit, etc., at which it is attached to its support.
Base (n.) The positive, or non-acid component of a salt; a substance which, combined with an acid, neutralizes the latter and forms a salt; -- applied also to the hydroxides of the positive elements or radicals, and to certain organic bodies resembling them in their property of forming salts with acids.
Base (n.) The chief ingredient in a compound.
Base (n.) A substance used as a mordant.
Base (n.) The exterior side of the polygon, or that imaginary
Base (n.) The
Base (n.) The number from which a mathematical table is constructed; as, the base of a system of logarithms.
Base (n.) A low, or deep, sound. (Mus.) (a) The lowest part; the deepest male voice. (b) One who sings, or the instrument which plays, base.
Base (n.) A place or tract of country, protected by fortifications, or by natural advantages, from which the operations of an army proceed, forward movements are made, supplies are furnished, etc.
Base (n.) The smallest kind of cannon.
Base (n.) That part of an organ by which it is attached to another more central organ.
Base (n.) The basal plane of a crystal.
Base (n.) The ground mass of a rock, especially if not distinctly crystal
Base (n.) The lower part of the field. See Escutcheon.
Base (n.) The housing of a horse.
Base (n.) A kind of skirt ( often of velvet or brocade, but sometimes of mailed armor) which hung from the middle to about the knees, or lower.
Base (n.) The lower part of a robe or petticoat.
Base (n.) An apron.
Base (n.) The point or
Base (n.) A
Base (n.) A rustic play; -- called also prisoner's base, prison base, or bars.
Base (n.) Any one of the four bounds which mark the circuit of the infield.
Base (n.) To put on a base or basis; to lay the foundation of; to found, as an argument or conclusion; -- used with on or upon.
Base (a.) To abase; to let, or cast, down; to lower.
Base (a.) To reduce the value of; to debase.
Bash (v. t. & i.) To abash; to disconcert or be disconcerted or put out of countenance.
Bask (v. t.) To lie in warmth; to be exposed to genial heat.
Bask (v. t.) To warm by continued exposure to heat; to warm with genial heat.
Bass (pl. ) of Bass
Bass (n.) An edible, spiny-finned fish, esp. of the genera Roccus, Labrax, and related genera. There are many species.
Bass (n.) The two American fresh-water species of black bass (genus Micropterus). See Black bass.
Bass (n.) Species of Serranus, the sea bass and rock bass. See Sea bass.
Bass (n.) The southern, red, or channel bass (Sciaena ocellata). See Redfish.
Bass (n.) The linden or lime tree, sometimes wrongly called whitewood; also, its bark, which is used for making mats. See Bast.
Bass (n.) A hassock or thick mat.
Bass (a.) A bass, or deep, sound or tone.
Bass (a.) The lowest part in a musical composition.
Bass (a.) One who sings, or the instrument which plays, bass.
Bass (a.) Deep or grave in tone.
Bass (v. t.) To sound in a deep tone.
Bast (n.) The inner fibrous bark of various plants; esp. of the lime tree; hence, matting, cordage, etc., made therefrom.
Bast (n.) A thick mat or hassock. See 2d Bass, 2.
Bate (n.) Strife; contention.
Bate (v. t.) To lessen by retrenching, deducting, or reducing; to abate; to beat down; to lower.
Bate (v. t.) To allow by way of abatement or deduction.
Bate (v. t.) To leave out; to except.
Bate (v. t.) To remove.
Bate (v. t.) To deprive of.
Bate (v. i.) To remit or retrench a part; -- with of.
Bate (v. i.) To waste away.
Bate (v. t.) To attack; to bait.
Bate () imp. of Bite.
Bate (v. i.) To flutter as a hawk; to bait.
Bate (n.) See 2d Bath.
Bate (n.) An alka
Bate (v. t.) To steep in bate, as hides, in the manufacture of leather.
Bath (n.) The act of exposing the body, or part of the body, for purposes of clean
Bath (n.) Water or other liquid for bathing.
Bath (n.) A receptacle or place where persons may immerse or wash their bodies in water.
Bath (n.) A building containing an apartment or a series of apartments arranged for bathing.
Bath (n.) A medium, as heated sand, ashes, steam, hot air, through which heat is applied to a body.
Bath (n.) A solution in which plates or prints are immersed; also, the receptacle holding the solution.
Bath (n.) A Hebrew measure containing the tenth of a homer, or five gallons and three pints, as a measure for liquids; and two pecks and five quarts, as a dry measure.
Bath (n.) A city in the west of England, resorted to for its hot springs, which has given its name to various objects.
Batz (n.) A small copper coin, with a mixture of silver, formerly current in some parts of Germany and Switzerland. It was worth about four cents.
Bauk (n. & v.) Alt. of Baulk
Bawd (n.) A person who keeps a house of prostitution, or procures women for a lewd purpose; a procurer or procuress; a lewd person; -- usually applied to a woman.
Bawd (v. i.) To procure women for lewd purposes.
Bawl (v. i.) To cry out with a loud, full sound; to cry with vehemence, as in calling or exultation; to shout; to vociferate.
Bawl (v. i.) To cry loudly, as a child from pain or vexation.
Bawl (v. t.) To proclaim with a loud voice, or by outcry, as a hawker or town-crier does.
Bawl (n.) A loud, prolonged cry; an outcry.
Bawn (n.) An inclosure with mud or stone walls, for keeping cattle; a fortified inclosure.
Bawn (n.) A large house.
Baya (n.) The East Indian weaver bird (Ploceus Philippinus).
Bays (n.) Alt. of Bayze
Caas (n. sing. & pl.) Case.
Cack (v. i.) To ease the body by stool; to go to stool.
Cade (a.) Bred by hand; domesticated; petted.
Cade (v. t.) To bring up or nourish by hand, or with tenderness; to coddle; to tame.
Cade (n.) A barrel or cask, as of fish.
Cade (n.) A species of juniper (Juniperus Oxycedrus) of Mediterranean countries.
Cadi (n.) An inferior magistrate or judge among the Mohammedans, usually the judge of a town or village.
Cady (n.) See Cadie.
Cafe (n.) A coffeehouse; a restaurant; also, a room in a hotel or restaurant where coffee and liquors are served.
Cage (n.) A box or inclosure, wholly or partly of openwork, in wood or metal, used for confining birds or other animals.
Cage (n.) A place of confinement for malefactors
Cage (n.) An outer framework of timber, inclosing something within it; as, the cage of a staircase.
Cage (n.) A skeleton frame to limit the motion of a loose piece, as a ball valve.
Cage (n.) A wirework strainer, used in connection with pumps and pipes.
Cage (n.) The box, bucket, or inclosed platform of a lift or elevator; a cagelike structure moving in a shaft.
Cage (n.) The drum on which the rope is wound in a hoisting whim.
Cage (n.) The catcher's wire mask.
Cage (v. i.) To confine in, or as in, a cage; to shut up or confine.
Cake (n.) A small mass of dough baked; especially, a thin loaf from unleavened dough; as, an oatmeal cake; johnnycake.
Cake (n.) A sweetened composition of flour and other ingredients, leavened or unleavened, baked in a loaf or mass of any size or shape.
Cake (n.) A thin wafer-shaped mass of fried batter; a griddlecake or pancake; as buckwheat cakes.
Cake (n.) A mass of matter concreted, congealed, or molded into a solid mass of any form, esp. into a form rather flat than high; as, a cake of soap; an ague cake.
Cake (v. i.) To form into a cake, or mass.
Cake (v. i.) To concrete or consolidate into a hard mass, as dough in an oven; to coagulate.
Cake (v. i.) To cackle as a goose.
-nea (pl. ) of Calcaneum
Calf (n.) The young of the cow, or of the Bovine family of quadrupeds. Also, the young of some other mammals, as of the elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, and whale.
Calf (n.) Leather made of the skin of the calf; especially, a fine, light-colored leather used in bookbinding; as, to bind books in calf.
Calf (n.) An awkward or silly boy or young man; any silly person; a dolt.
Calf (n.) A small island near a larger; as, the Calf of Man.
Calf (n.) A small mass of ice set free from the submerged part of a glacier or berg, and rising to the surface.
Calf (n.) The fleshy hinder part of the leg below the knee.
Cali (n.) The tenth avatar or incarnation of the god Vishnu.
Calk (v. t.) To drive tarred oakum into the seams between the planks of (a ship, boat, etc.), to prevent leaking. The calking is completed by smearing the seams with melted pitch.
Calk (v. t.) To make an indentation in the edge of a metal plate, as along a seam in a steam boiler or an iron ship, to force the edge of the upper plate hard against the lower and so fill the crevice.
Calk (v. t.) To copy, as a drawing, by rubbing the back of it with red or black chalk, and then passing a blunt style or needle over the
Calk (n.) A sharp-pointed piece of iron or steel projecting downward on the shoe of a horse or an ox, to prevent the animal from slipping; -- called also calker, calkin.
Calk (n.) An instrument with sharp points, worn on the sole of a shoe or boot, to prevent slipping.
Calk (v. i.) To furnish with calks, to prevent slipping on ice; as, to calk the shoes of a horse or an ox.
Calk (v. i.) To wound with a calk; as when a horse injures a leg or a foot with a calk on one of the other feet.
Call (v. t.) To command or request to come or be present; to summon; as, to call a servant.
Call (v. t.) To summon to the discharge of a particular duty; to designate for an office, or employment, especially of a religious character; -- often used of a divine summons; as, to be called to the ministry; sometimes, to invite; as, to call a minister to be the pastor of a church.
Call (v. t.) To invite or command to meet; to convoke; -- often with together; as, the President called Congress together; to appoint and summon; as, to call a meeting of the Board of Aldermen.
Call (v. t.) To give name to; to name; to address, or speak of, by a specifed name.
Call (v. t.) To regard or characterize as of a certain kind; to denominate; to designate.
Call (v. t.) To state, or estimate, approximately or loosely; to characterize without strict regard to fact; as, they call the distance ten miles; he called it a full day's work.
Call (v. t.) To show or disclose the class, character, or nationality of.
Call (v. t.) To utter in a loud or distinct voice; -- often with off; as, to call, or call off, the items of an account; to call the roll of a military company.
Call (v. t.) To invoke; to appeal to.
Call (v. t.) To rouse from sleep; to awaken.
Call (v. i.) To speak in loud voice; to cry out; to address by name; -- sometimes with to.
Call (v. i.) To make a demand, requirement, or request.
Call (v. i.) To make a brief visit; also, to stop at some place designated, as for orders.
Call (n.) The act of calling; -- usually with the voice, but often otherwise, as by signs, the sound of some instrument, or by writing; a summons; an entreaty; an invitation; as, a call for help; the bugle's call.
Call (n.) A signal, as on a drum, bugle, trumpet, or pipe, to summon soldiers or sailors to duty.
Call (n.) An invitation to take charge of or serve a church as its pastor.
Call (n.) A requirement or appeal arising from the circumstances of the case; a moral requirement or appeal.
Call (n.) A divine vocation or summons.
Call (n.) Vocation; employment.
Call (n.) A short visit; as, to make a call on a neighbor; also, the daily coming of a tradesman to solicit orders.
Call (n.) A note blown on the horn to encourage the hounds.
Call (n.) A whistle or pipe, used by the boatswain and his mate, to summon the sailors to duty.
Call (n.) The cry of a bird; also a noise or cry in imitation of a bird; or a pipe to call birds by imitating their note or cry.
Call (n.) A reference to, or statement of, an object, course, distance, or other matter of description in a survey or grant requiring or calling for a corresponding object, etc., on the land.
Call (n.) The privilege to demand the delivery of stock, grain, or any commodity, at a fixed, price, at or within a certain time agreed on.
Call (n.) See Assessment, 4.
Calm (n.) Freedom from motion, agitation, or disturbance; a cessation or absence of that which causes motion or disturbance, as of winds or waves; tranquility; stillness; quiet; serenity.
Calm (n.) To make calm; to render still or quiet, as elements; as, to calm the winds.
Calm (n.) To deliver from agitation or excitement; to still or soothe, as the mind or passions.
Calm (super.) Not stormy; without motion, as of winds or waves; still; quiet; serene; undisturbed.
Calm (super.) Undisturbed by passion or emotion; not agitated or excited; tranquil; quiet in act or speech.
Calx (n.) Quicklime.
Calx (n.) The substance which remains when a metal or mineral has been subjected to calcination or combustion by heat, and which is, or may be, reduced to a fine powder.
Calx (n.) Broken and refuse glass, returned to the post.
Came () imp. of Come.
Came (n.) A slender rod of cast lead, with or without grooves, used, in casements and stained-glass windows, to hold together the panes or pieces of glass.
Camp (n.) The ground or spot on which tents, huts, etc., are erected for shelter, as for an army or for lumbermen, etc.
Camp (n.) A collection of tents, huts, etc., for shelter, commonly arranged in an orderly manner.
Camp (n.) A single hut or shelter; as, a hunter's camp.
Camp (n.) The company or body of persons encamped, as of soldiers, of surveyors, of lumbermen, etc.
Camp (n.) A mound of earth in which potatoes and other vegetables are stored for protection against frost; -- called also burrow and pie.
Camp (n.) An ancient game of football, played in some parts of England.
Camp (v. t.) To afford rest or lodging for, as an army or travelers.
Camp (v. i.) To pitch or prepare a camp; to encamp; to lodge in a camp; -- often with out.
Camp (n.) To play the game called camp.
Cand (n.) Fluor spar. See Kand.
Cane (n.) A name given to several peculiar palms, species of Calamus and Daemanorops, having very long, smooth flexible stems, commonly called rattans.
Cane (n.) Any plant with long, hard, elastic stems, as reeds and bamboos of many kinds; also, the sugar cane.
Cane (n.) Stems of other plants are sometimes called canes; as, the canes of a raspberry.
Cane (n.) A walking stick; a staff; -- so called because originally made of one the species of cane.
Cane (n.) A lance or dart made of cane.
Cane (n.) A local European measure of length. See Canna.
Cane (v. t.) To beat with a cane.
Cane (v. t.) To make or furnish with cane or rattan; as, to cane chairs.
Cant (n.) A corner; angle; niche.
Cant (n.) An outer or external angle.
Cant (n.) An inclination from a horizontal or vertical
Cant (n.) A sudden thrust, push, kick, or other impulse, producing a bias or change of direction; also, the bias or turn so give; as, to give a ball a cant.
Cant (n.) A segment forming a side piece in the head of a cask.
Cant (n.) A segment of he rim of a wooden cogwheel.
Cant (n.) A piece of wood laid upon the deck of a vessel to support the bulkheads.
Cant (v. t.) To inc
Cant (v. t.) To give a sudden turn or new direction to; as, to cant round a stick of timber; to cant a football.
Cant (v. t.) To cut off an angle from, as from a square piece of timber, or from the head of a bolt.
Cant (n.) An affected, singsong mode of speaking.
Cant (n.) The idioms and peculiarities of speech in any sect, class, or occupation.
Cant (n.) The use of religious phraseology without understanding or sincerity; empty, solemn speech, implying what is not felt; hypocrisy.
Cant (n.) Vulgar jargon; slang; the secret language spoker by gipsies, thieves, tramps, or beggars.
Cant (a.) Of the nature of cant; affected; vulgar.
Cant (v. i.) To speak in a whining voice, or an affected, singsong tone.
Cant (v. i.) To make whining pretensions to goodness; to talk with an affectation of religion, philanthropy, etc.; to practice hypocrisy; as, a canting fanatic.
Cant (v. i.) To use pretentious language, barbarous jargon, or technical terms; to talk with an affectation of learning.
Cant (n.) A call for bidders at a public sale; an auction.
Cant (v. t.) to sell by auction, or bid a price at a sale by auction.
Cany (a.) Of or pertaining to cane or canes; abounding with canes.
Cape (n.) A piece or point of land, extending beyond the adjacent coast into the sea or a lake; a promontory; a headland.
Cape (v. i.) To head or point; to keep a course; as, the ship capes southwest by south.
Cape (n.) A sleeveless garment or part of a garment, hanging from the neck over the back, arms, and shoulders, but not reaching below the hips. See Cloak.
Cape (v. i.) To gape.
Card (n.) A piece of pasteboard, or thick paper, blank or prepared for various uses; as, a playing card; a visiting card; a card of invitation; pl. a game played with cards.
Card (n.) A published note, containing a brief statement, explanation, request, expression of thanks, or the like; as, to put a card in the newspapers. Also, a printed programme, and (fig.), an attraction or inducement; as, this will be a good card for the last day of the fair.
Card (n.) A paper on which the points of the compass are marked; the dial or face of the mariner's compass.
Card (n.) A perforated pasteboard or sheet-metal plate for warp threads, making part of the Jacquard apparatus of a loom. See Jacquard.
Card (n.) An indicator card. See under Indicator.
Card (v. i.) To play at cards; to game.
Card (n.) An instrument for disentangling and arranging the fibers of cotton, wool, flax, etc.; or for cleaning and smoothing the hair of animals; -- usually consisting of bent wire teeth set closely in rows in a thick piece of leather fastened to a back.
Card (n.) A roll or sliver of fiber (as of wool) delivered from a carding machine.
Card (v. t.) To comb with a card; to cleanse or disentangle by carding; as, to card wool; to card a horse.
Card (v. t.) To clean or clear, as if by using a card.
Card (v. t.) To mix or mingle, as with an inferior or weaker article.
Care (n.) A burdensome sense of responsibility; trouble caused by onerous duties; anxiety; concern; solicitude.
Care (n.) Charge, oversight, or management, implying responsibility for safety and prosperity.
Care (n.) Attention or heed; caution; regard; heedfulness; watchfulness; as, take care; have a care.
Care (n.) The object of watchful attention or anxiety.
Care (n.) To be anxious or solicitous; to be concerned; to have regard or interest; -- sometimes followed by an objective of measure.
Carf () pret. of Carve.
Cark (n.) A noxious or corroding care; solicitude; worry.
Cark (v. i.) To be careful, anxious, solicitous, or troubles in mind; to worry or grieve.
Cark (v. t.) To vex; to worry; to make by anxious care or worry.
Carl (n.) A rude, rustic man; a churl.
Carl (n.) Large stalks of hemp which bear the seed; -- called also carl hemp.
Carl (n.) A kind of food. See citation, below.
Carp (v. i.) To talk; to speak; to prattle.
Carp (v. i.) To find fault; to cavil; to censure words or actions without reason or ill-naturedly; -- usually followed by at.
Carp (v. t.) To say; to tell.
Carp (v. t.) To find fault with; to censure.
Carp (pl. ) of Carp
Carp (n.) A fresh-water herbivorous fish (Cyprinus carpio.). Several other species of Cyprinus, Catla, and Carassius are called carp. See Cruclan carp.
Cart (n.) A common name for various kinds of vehicles, as a Scythian dwelling on wheels, or a chariot.
Cart (n.) A two-wheeled vehicle for the ordinary purposes of husbandry, or for transporting bulky and heavy articles.
Cart (n.) A light business wagon used by bakers, grocerymen, butchers, etc.
Cart (n.) An open two-wheeled pleasure carriage.
Cart (v. t.) To carry or convey in a cart.
Cart (v. t.) To expose in a cart by way of punishment.
Cart (v. i.) To carry burdens in a cart; to follow the business of a carter.
Case (n.) A box, sheath, or covering; as, a case for holding goods; a case for spectacles; the case of a watch; the case (capsule) of a cartridge; a case (cover) for a book.
Case (n.) A box and its contents; the quantity contained in a box; as, a case of goods; a case of instruments.
Case (n.) A shallow tray divided into compartments or "boxes" for holding type.
Case (n.) An inclosing frame; a casing; as, a door case; a window case.
Case (n.) A small fissure which admits water to the workings.
Case (v. t.) To cover or protect with, or as with, a case; to inclose.
Case (v. t.) To strip the skin from; as, to case a box.
Case (n.) Chance; accident; hap; opportunity.
Case (n.) That which befalls, comes, or happens; an event; an instance; a circumstance, or all the circumstances; condition; state of things; affair; as, a strange case; a case of injustice; the case of the Indian tribes.
Case (n.) A patient under treatment; an instance of sickness or injury; as, ten cases of fever; also, the history of a disease or injury.
Case (n.) The matters of fact or conditions involved in a suit, as distinguished from the questions of law; a suit or action at law; a cause.
Case (n.) One of the forms, or the inflections or changes of form, of a noun, pronoun, or adjective, which indicate its relation to other words, and in the aggregate constitute its declension; the relation which a noun or pronoun sustains to some other word.
Case (v. i.) To propose hypothetical cases.
Cash (n.) A place where money is kept, or where it is deposited and paid out; a money box.
Cash (n.) Ready money; especially, coin or specie; but also applied to bank notes, drafts, bonds, or any paper easily convertible into money
Cash (n.) Immediate or prompt payment in current funds; as, to sell goods for cash; to make a reduction in price for cash.
Cash (v. t.) To pay, or to receive, cash for; to exchange for money; as, cash a note or an order.
Cash (v. t.) To disband.
Cash (n.sing & pl.) A Chinese coin.
Cask (n.) Same as Casque.
Cask (n.) A barrel-shaped vessel made of staves headings, and hoops, usually fitted together so as to hold liquids. It may be larger or smaller than a barrel.
Cask (n.) The quantity contained in a cask.
Cask (n.) A casket; a small box for jewels.
Cask (v. t.) To put into a cask.
Cass (v. t.) To render useless or void; to annul; to reject; to send away.
Cast (imp. & p. p.) of Cast
Cast (v. t.) To send or drive by force; to throw; to fling; to hurl; to impel.
Cast (v. t.) To direct or turn, as the eyes.
Cast (v. t.) To drop; to deposit; as, to cast a ballot.
Cast (v. t.) To throw down, as in wrestling.
Cast (v. t.) To throw up, as a mound, or rampart.
Cast (v. t.) To throw off; to eject; to shed; to lose.
Cast (v. t.) To bring forth prematurely; to slink.
Cast (v. t.) To throw out or emit; to exhale.
Cast (v. t.) To cause to fall; to shed; to reflect; to throw; as, to cast a ray upon a screen; to cast light upon a subject.
Cast (v. t.) To impose; to bestow; to rest.
Cast (v. t.) To dismiss; to discard; to cashier.
Cast (v. t.) To compute; to reckon; to calculate; as, to cast a horoscope.
Cast (v. t.) To contrive; to plan.
Cast (v. t.) To defeat in a lawsuit; to decide against; to convict; as, to be cast in damages.
Cast (v. t.) To turn (the balance or scale); to overbalance; hence, to make preponderate; to decide; as, a casting voice.
Cast (v. t.) To form into a particular shape, by pouring liquid metal or other material into a mold; to fashion; to found; as, to cast bells, stoves, bullets.
Cast (v. t.) To stereotype or electrotype.
Cast (v. t.) To fix, distribute, or allot, as the parts of a play among actors; also to assign (an actor) for a part.
Cast (v. i.) To throw, as a
Cast (v. i.) To turn the head of a vessel around from the wind in getting under weigh.
Cast (v. i.) To consider; to turn or revolve in the mind; to plan; as, to cast about for reasons.
Cast (v. i.) To calculate; to compute.
Cast (v. i.) To receive form or shape in a mold.
Cast (v. i.) To warp; to become twisted out of shape.
Cast (v. i.) To vomit.
Cast () 3d pres. of Cast, for Casteth.
Cast (n.) The act of casting or throwing; a throw.
Cast (n.) The thing thrown.
Cast (n.) The distance to which a thing is or can be thrown.
Cast (n.) A throw of dice; hence, a chance or venture.
Cast (n.) That which is throw out or off, shed, or ejected; as, the skin of an insect, the refuse from a hawk's stomach, the excrement of a earthworm.
Cast (n.) The act of casting in a mold.
Cast (n.) An impression or mold, taken from a thing or person; amold; a pattern.
Cast (n.) That which is formed in a mild; esp. a reproduction or copy, as of a work of art, in bronze or plaster, etc.; a casting.
Cast (n.) Form; appearence; mien; air; style; as, a peculiar cast of countenance.
Cast (n.) A tendency to any color; a tinge; a shade.
Cast (n.) A chance, opportunity, privilege, or advantage; specifically, an opportunity of riding; a lift.
Cast (n.) The assignment of parts in a play to the actors.
Cast (n.) A flight or a couple or set of hawks let go at one time from the hand.
Cast (n.) A stoke, touch, or trick.
Cast (n.) A motion or turn, as of the eye; direction; look; glance; squint.
Cast (n.) A tube or funnel for conveying metal into a mold.
Cast (n.) Four; that is, as many as are thrown into a vessel at once in counting herrings, etc; a warp.
Cast (n.) Contrivance; plot, design.
tted (imp. & p. p.) of Cat
Cata () The Latin and English form of a Greek preposition, used as a prefix to signify down, downward, under, against, contrary or opposed to, wholly, completely; as in cataclysm, catarrh. It sometimes drops the final vowel, as in catoptric; and is sometimes changed to cath, as in cathartic, catholic.
Cate (n.) Food. [Obs.] See Cates.
Cauf (n.) A chest with holes for keeping fish alive in water.
Cauk (n.) Alt. of Cauker
Caul (n.) A covering of network for the head, worn by women; also, a net.
Caul (n.) The fold of membrane loaded with fat, which covers more or less of the intestines in mammals; the great omentum. See Omentum.
Caul (n.) A part of the amnion, one of the membranes enveloping the fetus, which sometimes is round the head of a child at its birth.
Cave (n.) A hollow place in the earth, either natural or artificial; a subterraneous cavity; a cavern; a den.
Cave (n.) Any hollow place, or part; a cavity.
Cave (n.) To make hollow; to scoop out.
Cave (v. i.) To dwell in a cave.
Cave (v. i.) To fall in or down; as, the sand bank caved. Hence (Slang), to retreat from a position; to give way; to yield in a disputed matter.
Cavy (n.) A rodent of the genera Cavia and Dolichotis, as the guinea pig (Cavia cobaya). Cavies are natives of South America.
Cawk (n.) An opaque, compact variety of barite, or heavy spar.
Dabb (n.) A large, spine-tailed lizard (Uromastix spinipes), found in Egypt, Arabia, and Palestine; -- called also dhobb, and dhabb.
Dace (n.) A small European cyprinoid fish (Squalius leuciscus or Leuciscus vulgaris); -- called also dare.
Dade (v. t.) To hold up by leading strings or by the hand, as a child while he toddles.
Dade (v. i.) To walk unsteadily, as a child in leading strings, or just learning to walk; to move slowly.
Dado (n.) That part of a pedestal included between the base and the cornice (or surbase); the die. See Illust. of Column.
Dado (n.) In any wall, that part of the basement included between the base and the base course. See Base course, under Base.
Dado (n.) In interior decoration, the lower part of the wall of an apartment when adorned with moldings, or otherwise specially decorated.
Daff (v. t.) To cast aside; to put off; to doff.
Daff (n.) A stupid, blockish fellow; a numskull.
Daff (v. i.) To act foolishly; to be foolish or sportive; to toy.
Daff (v. t.) To daunt.
Daft (a.) Stupid; foolish; idiotic; also, delirious; insane; as, he has gone daft.
Daft (a.) Gay; playful; frolicsome.
Dago (n.) A nickname given to a person of Spanish (or, by extension, Portuguese or Italian) descent.
Dais (n.) The high or principal table, at the end of a hall, at which the chief guests were seated; also, the chief seat at the high table.
Dais (n.) A platform slightly raised above the floor of a hall or large room, giving distinction to the table and seats placed upon it for the chief guests.
Dais (n.) A canopy over the seat of a person of dignity.
Dale (n.) A low place between hills; a vale or valley.
Dale (n.) A trough or spout to carry off water, as from a pump.
Dalf () imp. of Delve.
Dame (n.) A mistress of a family, who is a lady; a woman in authority; especially, a lady.
Dame (n.) The mistress of a family in common life, or the mistress of a common school; as, a dame's school.
Dame (n.) A woman in general, esp. an elderly woman.
Dame (n.) A mother; -- applied to human beings and quadrupeds.
Damn (v. t.) To condemn; to declare guilty; to doom; to adjudge to punishment; to sentence; to censure.
Damn (v. t.) To doom to punishment in the future world; to consign to perdition; to curse.
Damn (v. t.) To condemn as bad or displeasing, by open expression, as by denuciation, hissing, hooting, etc.
Damn (v. i.) To invoke damnation; to curse.
Damp (n.) Moisture; humidity; fog; fogginess; vapor.
Damp (n.) Dejection; depression; cloud of the mind.
Damp (n.) A gaseous product, formed in coal mines, old wells, pints, etc.
Damp (superl.) Being in a state between dry and wet; moderately wet; moist; humid.
Damp (superl.) Dejected; depressed; sunk.
Damp (n.) To render damp; to moisten; to make humid, or moderately wet; to dampen; as, to damp cloth.
Damp (n.) To put out, as fire; to depress or deject; to deaden; to cloud; to check or restrain, as action or vigor; to make dull; to weaken; to discourage.
Dane (n.) A native, or a naturalized inhabitant, of Denmark.
Dang () imp. of Ding.
Dang (v. t.) To dash.
Dank (a.) Damp; moist; humid; wet.
Dank (n.) Moisture; humidity; water.
Dank (n.) A small silver coin current in Persia.
Dare (v. i.) To have adequate or sufficient courage for any purpose; to be bold or venturesome; not to be afraid; to venture.
Dare (v. t.) To have courage for; to attempt courageously; to venture to do or to undertake.
Dare (v. t.) To challenge; to provoke; to defy.
Dare (n.) The quality of daring; venturesomeness; boldness; dash.
Dare (n.) Defiance; challenge.
Dare (v. i.) To lurk; to lie hid.
Dare (v. t.) To terrify; to daunt.
Dare (n.) A small fish; the dace.
Darg (n.) Alt. of Dargue
Dark (a.) Destitute, or partially destitute, of light; not receiving, reflecting, or radiating light; wholly or partially black, or of some deep shade of color; not light-colored; as, a dark room; a dark day; dark cloth; dark paint; a dark complexion.
Dark (a.) Not clear to the understanding; not easily seen through; obscure; mysterious; hidden.
Dark (a.) Destitute of knowledge and culture; in moral or intellectual darkness; unrefined; ignorant.
Dark (a.) Evincing black or foul traits of character; vile; wicked; atrocious; as, a dark villain; a dark deed.
Dark (a.) Foreboding evil; gloomy; jealous; suspicious.
Dark (a.) Deprived of sight; blind.
Dark (n.) Absence of light; darkness; obscurity; a place where there is little or no light.
Dark (n.) The condition of ignorance; gloom; secrecy.
Dark (n.) A dark shade or dark passage in a painting, engraving, or the like; as, the light and darks are well contrasted.
Dark (v. t.) To darken to obscure.
Darn (v. t.) To mend as a rent or hole, with interlacing stitches of yarn or thread by means of a needle; to sew together with yarn or thread.
Darn (n.) A place mended by darning.
Darn (v. t.) A colloquial euphemism for Damn.
Darr (n.) The European black tern.
Dart (n.) A pointed missile weapon, intended to be thrown by the hand; a short lance; a javelin; hence, any sharp-pointed missile weapon, as an arrow.
Dart (n.) Anything resembling a dart; anything that pierces or wounds like a dart.
Dart (n.) A spear set as a prize in running.
Dart (n.) A fish; the dace. See Dace.
Dart (v. t.) To throw with a sudden effort or thrust, as a dart or other missile weapon; to hurl or launch.
Dart (v. t.) To throw suddenly or rapidly; to send forth; to emit; to shoot; as, the sun darts forth his beams.
Dart (v. i.) To fly or pass swiftly, as a dart.
Dart (v. i.) To start and run with velocity; to shoot rapidly along; as, the deer darted from the thicket.
Dase (v. t.) See Daze.
Dash (v. t.) To throw with violence or haste; to cause to strike violently or hastily; -- often used with against.
Dash (v. t.) To break, as by throwing or by collision; to shatter; to crust; to frustrate; to ruin.
Dash (v. t.) To put to shame; to confound; to confuse; to abash; to depress.
Dash (v. t.) To throw in or on in a rapid, careless manner; to mix, reduce, or adulterate, by throwing in something of an inferior quality; to overspread partially; to bespatter; to touch here and there; as, to dash wine with water; to dash paint upon a picture.
Dash (v. t.) To form or sketch rapidly or carelessly; to execute rapidly, or with careless haste; -- with off; as, to dash off a review or sermon.
Dash (v. t.) To erase by a stroke; to strike out; knock out; -- with out; as, to dash out a word.
Dash (v. i.) To rust with violence; to move impetuously; to strike violently; as, the waves dash upon rocks.
Dash (n.) Violent striking together of two bodies; collision; crash.
Dash (n.) A sudden check; abashment; frustration; ruin; as, his hopes received a dash.
Dash (n.) A slight admixture, infusion, or adulteration; a partial overspreading; as, wine with a dash of water; red with a dash of purple.
Dash (n.) A rapid movement, esp. one of short duration; a quick stroke or blow; a sudden onset or rush; as, a bold dash at the enemy; a dash of rain.
Dash (n.) Energy in style or action; animation; spirit.
Dash (n.) A vain show; a blustering parade; a flourish; as, to make or cut a great dash.
Dash (n.) A mark or
Dash (n.) The sign of staccato, a small mark [/] denoting that the note over which it is placed is to be performed in a short, distinct manner.
Dash (n.) The
Dash (n.) A short, spirited effort or trial of speed upon a race course; -- used in horse racing, when a single trial constitutes the race.
Data (n. pl.) See Datum.
Date (n.) The fruit of the date palm; also, the date palm itself.
Date (n.) That addition to a writing, inscription, coin, etc., which specifies the time (as day, month, and year) when the writing or inscription was given, or executed, or made; as, the date of a letter, of a will, of a deed, of a coin. etc.
Date (n.) The point of time at which a transaction or event takes place, or is appointed to take place; a given point of time; epoch; as, the date of a battle.
Date (n.) Assigned end; conclusion.
Date (n.) Given or assigned length of life; dyration.
Date (v. t.) To note the time of writing or executing; to express in an instrument the time of its execution; as, to date a letter, a bond, a deed, or a charter.
Date (v. t.) To note or fix the time of, as of an event; to give the date of; as, to date the building of the pyramids.
Date (v. i.) To have beginning; to begin; to be dated or reckoned; -- with from.
Data (pl. ) of Datum
Daub (v. t.) To smear with soft, adhesive matter, as pitch, slime, mud, etc.; to plaster; to bedaub; to besmear.
Daub (v. t.) To paint in a coarse or unskillful manner.
Daub (v. t.) To cover with a specious or deceitful exterior; to disguise; to conceal.
Daub (v. t.) To flatter excessively or glossy.
Daub (v. t.) To put on without taste; to deck gaudily.
Daub (v. i.) To smear; to play the flatterer.
Daub (n.) A viscous, sticky application; a spot smeared or dabed; a smear.
Daub (n.) A picture coarsely executed.
Dauk (v. t.) See Dawk, v. t., to cut or gush.
Daun (n.) A variant of Dan, a title of honor.
Dauw (n.) The striped quagga, or Burchell's zebra, of South Africa (Asinus Burchellii); -- called also peechi, or peetsi.
Dawe (n.) Day.
Dawk (n.) See Dak.
Dawk (v. t.) To cut or mark with an incision; to gash.
Dawk (n.) A hollow, crack, or cut, in timber.
Dawn (v. i.) To begin to grow light in the morning; to grow light; to break, or begin to appear; as, the day dawns; the morning dawns.
Dawn (v. i.) To began to give promise; to begin to appear or to expand.
Dawn (n.) The break of day; the first appearance of light in the morning; show of approaching sunrise.
Dawn (n.) First opening or expansion; first appearance; beginning; rise.
Daze (v. t.) To stupefy with excess of light; with a blow, with cold, or with fear; to confuse; to benumb.
Daze (n.) The state of being dazed; as, he was in a daze.
Daze (n.) A glittering stone.
Each (a. / a. pron.) Every one of the two or more individuals composing a number of objects, considered separately from the rest. It is used either with or without a following noun; as, each of you or each one of you.
Each (a. / a. pron.) Every; -- sometimes used interchangeably with every.
Eale (n.) Ale.
Eame (n.) Uncle.
Earl (n.) A nobleman of England ranking below a marquis, and above a viscount. The rank of an earl corresponds to that of a count (comte) in France, and graf in Germany. Hence the wife of an earl is still called countess. See Count.
Earl (n.) The needlefish.
Earn (n.) See Ern, n.
Earn (v. t.) To merit or deserve, as by labor or service; to do that which entitles one to (a reward, whether the reward is received or not).
Earn (v. t.) To acquire by labor, service, or performance; to deserve and receive as compensation or wages; as, to earn a good living; to earn honors or laurels.
Earn (v. t. & i.) To grieve.
Earn (v. i.) To long; to yearn.
Earn (v. i.) To curdle, as milk.
Ease (n.) Satisfaction; pleasure; hence, accommodation; entertainment.
Ease (n.) Freedom from anything that pains or troubles; as: (a) Relief from labor or effort; rest; quiet; relaxation; as, ease of body.
Ease (n.) Freedom from care, solicitude, or anything that annoys or disquiets; tranquillity; peace; comfort; security; as, ease of mind.
Ease (n.) Freedom from constraint, formality, difficulty, embarrassment, etc.; facility; liberty; naturalness; -- said of manner, style, etc.; as, ease of style, of behavior, of address.
Ease (n.) To free from anything that pains, disquiets, or oppresses; to relieve from toil or care; to give rest, repose, or tranquility to; -- often with of; as, to ease of pain; ease the body or mind.
Ease (n.) To render less painful or oppressive; to mitigate; to alleviate.
Ease (n.) To release from pressure or restraint; to move gently; to lift slightly; to shift a little; as, to ease a bar or nut in machinery.
Ease (n.) To entertain; to furnish with accommodations.
East (n.) The point in the heavens where the sun is seen to rise at the equinox, or the corresponding point on the earth; that one of the four cardinal points of the compass which is in a direction at right angles to that of north and south, and which is toward the right hand of one who faces the north; the point directly opposite to the west.
East (n.) The eastern parts of the earth; the regions or countries which lie east of Europe; the orient. In this indefinite sense, the word is applied to Asia Minor, Syria, Chaldea, Persia, India, China, etc.; as, the riches of the East; the diamonds and pearls of the East; the kings of the East.
East (n.) Formerly, the part of the United States east of the Alleghany Mountains, esp. the Eastern, or New England, States; now, commonly, the whole region east of the Mississippi River, esp. that which is north of Maryland and the Ohio River; -- usually with the definite article; as, the commerce of the East is not independent of the agriculture of the West.
East (a.) Toward the rising sun; or toward the point where the sun rises when in the equinoctial; as, the east gate; the east border; the east side; the east wind is a wind that blows from the east.
East (adv.) Eastward.
East (v. i.) To move toward the east; to veer from the north or south toward the east; to orientate.
Easy (v. t.) At ease; free from pain, trouble, or constraint
Easy (v. t.) Free from pain, distress, toil, exertion, and the like; quiet; as, the patient is easy.
Easy (v. t.) Free from care, responsibility, discontent, and the like; not anxious; tranquil; as, an easy mind.
Easy (v. t.) Free from constraint, harshness, or formality; unconstrained; smooth; as, easy manners; an easy style.
Easy (v. t.) Not causing, or attended with, pain or disquiet, or much exertion; affording ease or rest; as, an easy carriage; a ship having an easy motion; easy movements, as in dancing.
Easy (v. t.) Not difficult; requiring little labor or effort; slight; inconsiderable; as, an easy task; an easy victory.
Easy (v. t.) Causing ease; giving freedom from care or labor; furnishing comfort; commodious; as, easy circumstances; an easy chair or cushion.
Easy (v. t.) Not making resistance or showing unwillingness; tractable; yielding; complying; ready.
Easy (v. t.) Moderate; sparing; frugal.
Easy (v. t.) Not straitened as to money matters; as, the market is easy; -- opposed to tight.
Eath (a. & adv.) Easy or easily.
Face (n.) The exterior form or appearance of anything; that part which presents itself to the view; especially, the front or upper part or surface; that which particularly offers itself to the view of a spectator.
Face (n.) That part of a body, having several sides, which may be seen from one point, or which is presented toward a certain direction; one of the bounding planes of a solid; as, a cube has six faces.
Face (n.) The principal dressed surface of a plate, disk, or pulley; the principal flat surface of a part or object.
Face (n.) That part of the acting surface of a cog in a cog wheel, which projects beyond the pitch
Face (n.) The width of a pulley, or the length of a cog from end to end; as, a pulley or cog wheel of ten inches face.
Face (n.) The upper surface, or the character upon the surface, of a type, plate, etc.
Face (n.) The style or cut of a type or font of type.
Face (n.) Outside appearance; surface show; look; external aspect, whether natural, assumed, or acquired.
Face (n.) That part of the head, esp. of man, in which the eyes, cheeks, nose, and mouth are situated; visage; countenance.
Face (n.) Cast of features; expression of countenance; look; air; appearance.
Face (n.) Ten degrees in extent of a sign of the zodiac.
Face (n.) Maintenance of the countenance free from abashment or confusion; confidence; boldness; shamelessness; effrontery.
Face (n.) Presence; sight; front; as in the phrases, before the face of, in the immediate presence of; in the face of, before, in, or against the front of; as, to fly in the face of danger; to the face of, directly to; from the face of, from the presence of.
Face (n.) Mode of regard, whether favorable or unfavorable; favor or anger; mostly in Scriptural phrases.
Face (n.) The end or wall of the tunnel, drift, or excavation, at which work is progressing or was last done.
Face (n.) The exact amount expressed on a bill, note, bond, or other mercantile paper, without any addition for interest or reduction for discount.
Face (v. t.) To meet in front; to oppose with firmness; to resist, or to meet for the purpose of stopping or opposing; to confront; to encounter; as, to face an enemy in the field of battle.
Face (v. t.) To Confront impudently; to bully.
Face (v. t.) To stand opposite to; to stand with the face or front toward; to front upon; as, the apartments of the general faced the park.
Face (v. t.) To cover in front, for ornament, protection, etc.; to put a facing upon; as, a building faced with marble.
Face (v. t.) To
Face (v. t.) To cover with better, or better appearing, material than the mass consists of, for purpose of deception, as the surface of a box of tea, a barrel of sugar, etc.
Face (v. t.) To make the surface of (anything) flat or smooth; to dress the face of (a stone, a casting, etc.); esp., in turning, to shape or smooth the flat surface of, as distinguished from the cylindrical surface.
Face (v. t.) To cause to turn or present a face or front, as in a particular direction.
Face (v. i.) To carry a false appearance; to play the hypocrite.
Face (v. i.) To turn the face; as, to face to the right or left.
Face (v. i.) To present a face or front.
Fact (n.) A doing, making, or preparing.
Fact (n.) An effect produced or achieved; anything done or that comes to pass; an act; an event; a circumstance.
Fact (n.) Reality; actuality; truth; as, he, in fact, excelled all the rest; the fact is, he was beaten.
Fact (n.) The assertion or statement of a thing done or existing; sometimes, even when false, improperly put, by a transfer of meaning, for the thing done, or supposed to be done; a thing supposed or asserted to be done; as, history abounds with false facts.
Fade (a.) Weak; insipid; tasteless; commonplace.
Fade (a.) To become fade; to grow weak; to lose strength; to decay; to perish gradually; to wither, as a plant.
Fade (a.) To lose freshness, color, or brightness; to become faint in hue or tint; hence, to be wanting in color.
Fade (a.) To sink away; to disappear gradually; to grow dim; to vanish.
Fade (v. t.) To cause to wither; to deprive of freshness or vigor; to wear away.
Fady (a.) Faded.
Fail (v. i.) To be wanting; to fall short; to be or become deficient in any measure or degree up to total absence; to cease to be furnished in the usual or expected manner, or to be altogether cut off from supply; to be lacking; as, streams fail; crops fail.
Fail (v. i.) To be affected with want; to come short; to lack; to be deficient or unprovided; -- used with of.
Fail (v. i.) To fall away; to become diminished; to dec
Fail (v. i.) To deteriorate in respect to vigor, activity, resources, etc.; to become weaker; as, a sick man fails.
Fail (v. i.) To perish; to die; -- used of a person.
Fail (v. i.) To be found wanting with respect to an action or a duty to be performed, a result to be secured, etc.; to miss; not to fulfill expectation.
Fail (v. i.) To come short of a result or object aimed at or desired ; to be baffled or frusrated.
Fail (v. i.) To err in judgment; to be mistaken.
Fail (v. i.) To become unable to meet one's engagements; especially, to be unable to pay one's debts or discharge one's business obligation; to become bankrupt or insolvent.
Fail (v. t.) To be wanting to ; to be insufficient for; to disappoint; to desert.
Fail (v. t.) To miss of attaining; to lose.
Fail (v. i.) Miscarriage; failure; deficiency; fault; -- mostly superseded by failure or failing, except in the phrase without fail.
Fail (v. i.) Death; decease.
Fain (a.) Well-pleased; glad; apt; wont; fond; inc
Fain (a.) Satisfied; contented; also, constrained.
Fain (adv.) With joy; gladly; -- with wold.
Fain (v. t. & i.) To be glad ; to wish or desire.
Fair (superl.) Free from spots, specks, dirt, or imperfection; unblemished; clean; pure.
Fair (superl.) Pleasing to the eye; handsome; beautiful.
Fair (superl.) Without a dark hue; light; clear; as, a fair skin.
Fair (superl.) Not overcast; cloudless; clear; pleasant; propitious; favorable; -- said of the sky, weather, or wind, etc.; as, a fair sky; a fair day.
Fair (superl.) Free from obstacles or hindrances; unobstructed; unincumbered; open; direct; -- said of a road, passage, etc.; as, a fair mark; in fair sight; a fair view.
Fair (superl.) Without sudden change of direction or curvature; smooth; fowing; -- said of the figure of a vessel, and of surfaces, water
Fair (superl.) Characterized by frankness, honesty, impartiality, or candor; open; upright; free from suspicion or bias; equitable; just; -- said of persons, character, or conduct; as, a fair man; fair dealing; a fair statement.
Fair (superl.) Pleasing; favorable; inspiring hope and confidence; -- said of words, promises, etc.
Fair (superl.) Distinct; legible; as, fair handwriting.
Fair (superl.) Free from any marked characteristic; average; middling; as, a fair specimen.
Fair (adv.) Clearly; openly; frankly; civilly; honestly; favorably; auspiciously; agreeably.
Fair (n.) Fairness, beauty.
Fair (n.) A fair woman; a sweetheart.
Fair (n.) Good fortune; good luck.
Fair (v. t.) To make fair or beautiful.
Fair (v. t.) To make smooth and flowing, as a vessel's
Fair (n.) A gathering of buyers and sellers, assembled at a particular place with their merchandise at a stated or regular season, or by special appointment, for trade.
Fair (n.) A festival, and sale of fancy articles. erc., usually for some charitable object; as, a Grand Army fair.
Fair (n.) A competitive exhibition of wares, farm products, etc., not primarily for purposes of sale; as, the Mechanics' fair; an agricultural fair.
Fake (n.) One of the circles or windings of a cable or hawser, as it lies in a coil; a single turn or coil.
Fake (v. t.) To coil (a rope,
Fake (v. t.) To cheat; to swindle; to steal; to rob.
Fake (v. t.) To make; to construct; to do.
Fake (v. t.) To manipulate fraudulently, so as to make an object appear better or other than it really is; as, to fake a bulldog, by burning his upper lip and thus artificially shortening it.
Fake (n.) A trick; a swindle.
Falk (n.) The razorbill.
Fell (imp.) of Fall
Fall (v. t.) To Descend, either suddenly or gradually; particularly, to descend by the force of gravity; to drop; to sink; as, the apple falls; the tide falls; the mercury falls in the barometer.
Fall (v. t.) To cease to be erect; to take suddenly a recumbent posture; to become prostrate; to drop; as, a child totters and falls; a tree falls; a worshiper falls on his knees.
Fall (v. t.) To find a final outlet; to discharge its waters; to empty; -- with into; as, the river Rhone falls into the Mediterranean.
Fall (v. t.) To become prostrate and dead; to die; especially, to die by violence, as in battle.
Fall (v. t.) To cease to be active or strong; to die away; to lose strength; to subside; to become less intense; as, the wind falls.
Fall (v. t.) To issue forth into life; to be brought forth; -- said of the young of certain animals.
Fall (v. t.) To dec
Fall (v. t.) To be overthrown or captured; to be destroyed.
Fall (v. t.) To descend in character or reputation; to become degraded; to sink into vice, error, or sin; to depart from the faith; to apostatize; to sin.
Fall (v. t.) To become insnared or embarrassed; to be entrapped; to be worse off than before; asm to fall into error; to fall into difficulties.
Fall (v. t.) To assume a look of shame or disappointment; to become or appear dejected; -- said of the countenance.
Fall (v. t.) To sink; to languish; to become feeble or faint; as, our spirits rise and fall with our fortunes.
Fall (v. t.) To pass somewhat suddenly, and passively, into a new state of body or mind; to become; as, to fall asleep; to fall into a passion; to fall in love; to fall into temptation.
Fall (v. t.) To happen; to to come to pass; to light; to befall; to issue; to terminate.
Fall (v. t.) To come; to occur; to arrive.
Fall (v. t.) To begin with haste, ardor, or vehemence; to rush or hurry; as, they fell to blows.
Fall (v. t.) To pass or be transferred by chance, lot, distribution, inheritance, or otherwise; as, the estate fell to his brother; the kingdom fell into the hands of his rivals.
Fall (v. t.) To belong or appertain.
Fall (v. t.) To be dropped or uttered carelessly; as, an unguarded expression fell from his lips; not a murmur fell from him.
Fall (v. t.) To let fall; to drop.
Fall (v. t.) To sink; to depress; as, to fall the voice.
Fall (v. t.) To diminish; to lessen or lower.
Fall (v. t.) To bring forth; as, to fall lambs.
Fall (v. t.) To fell; to cut down; as, to fall a tree.
Fall (n.) The act of falling; a dropping or descending be the force of gravity; descent; as, a fall from a horse, or from the yard of ship.
Fall (n.) The act of dropping or tumbling from an erect posture; as, he was walking on ice, and had a fall.
Fall (n.) Death; destruction; overthrow; ruin.
Fall (n.) Downfall; degradation; loss of greatness or office; termination of greatness, power, or dominion; ruin; overthrow; as, the fall of the Roman empire.
Fall (n.) The surrender of a besieged fortress or town ; as, the fall of Sebastopol.
Fall (n.) Diminution or decrease in price or value; depreciation; as, the fall of prices; the fall of rents.
Fall (n.) A sinking of tone; cadence; as, the fall of the voice at the close of a sentence.
Fall (n.) Declivity; the descent of land or a hill; a slope.
Fall (n.) Descent of water; a cascade; a cataract; a rush of water down a precipice or steep; -- usually in the plural, sometimes in the singular; as, the falls of Niagara.
Fall (n.) The discharge of a river or current of water into the ocean, or into a lake or pond; as, the fall of the Po into the Gulf of Venice.
Fall (n.) Extent of descent; the distance which anything falls; as, the water of a stream has a fall of five feet.
Fall (n.) The season when leaves fall from trees; autumn.
Fall (n.) That which falls; a falling; as, a fall of rain; a heavy fall of snow.
Fall (n.) The act of felling or cutting down.
Fall (n.) Lapse or declension from innocence or goodness. Specifically: The first apostasy; the act of our first parents in eating the forbidden fruit; also, the apostasy of the rebellious angels.
Fall (n.) Formerly, a kind of ruff or band for the neck; a falling band; a faule.
Fall (n.) That part (as one of the ropes) of a tackle to which the power is applied in hoisting.
Falx (n.) A curved fold or process of the dura mater or the peritoneum; esp., one of the partitionlike folds of the dura mater which extend into the great fissures of the brain.
Fame (n.) Public report or rumor.
Fame (n.) Report or opinion generally diffused; renown; public estimation; celebrity, either favorable or unfavorable; as, the fame of Washington.
Fame (v. t.) To report widely or honorably.
Fame (v. t.) To make famous or renowned.
Fand () imp. of Find.
Fane (n.) A temple; a place consecrated to religion; a church.
Fane (n.) A weathercock.
Fang (a.) To catch; to seize, as with the teeth; to lay hold of; to gripe; to clutch.
Fang (a.) To enable to catch or tear; to furnish with fangs.
Fang (v. t.) The tusk of an animal, by which the prey is seized and held or torn; a long pointed tooth; esp., one of the usually erectile, venomous teeth of serpents. Also, one of the falcers of a spider.
Fang (v. t.) Any shoot or other thing by which hold is taken.
Fang (v. t.) The root, or one of the branches of the root, of a tooth. See Tooth.
Fang (v. t.) A niche in the side of an adit or shaft, for an air course.
Fang (v. t.) A projecting tooth or prong, as in a part of a lock, or the plate of a belt clamp, or the end of a tool, as a chisel, where it enters the handle.
Fang (v. t.) The valve of a pump box.
Fang (v. t.) A bend or loop of a rope.
Fard (n.) Paint used on the face.
Fard (v. t.) To paint; -- said esp. of one's face.
Fare (n.) To go; to pass; to journey; to travel.
Fare (n.) To be in any state, or pass through any experience, good or bad; to be attended with any circummstances or train of events, fortunate or unfortunate; as, he fared well, or ill.
Fare (n.) To be treated or entertained at table, or with bodily or social comforts; to live.
Fare (n.) To happen well, or ill; -- used impersonally; as, we shall see how it will fare with him.
Fare (n.) To behave; to conduct one's self.
Fare (v.) A journey; a passage.
Fare (v.) The price of passage or going; the sum paid or due for conveying a person by land or water; as, the fare for crossing a river; the fare in a coach or by railway.
Fare (v.) Ado; bustle; business.
Fare (v.) Condition or state of things; fortune; hap; cheer.
Fare (v.) Food; provisions for the table; entertainment; as, coarse fare; delicious fare.
Fare (v.) The person or persons conveyed in a vehicle; as, a full fare of passengers.
Fare (v.) The catch of fish on a fishing vessel.
Farl (v. t.) Same as Furl.
Farm (a. & n.) The rent of land, -- originally paid by reservation of part of its products.
Farm (a. & n.) The term or tenure of a lease of land for cultivation; a leasehold.
Farm (a. & n.) The land held under lease and by payment of rent for the purpose of cultivation.
Farm (a. & n.) Any tract of land devoted to agricultural purposes, under the management of a tenant or the owner.
Farm (a. & n.) A district of country leased (or farmed) out for the collection of the revenues of government.
Farm (a. & n.) A lease of the imposts on particular goods; as, the sugar farm, the silk farm.
Farm (v. t.) To lease or let for an equivalent, as land for a rent; to yield the use of to proceeds.
Farm (v. t.) To give up to another, as an estate, a business, the revenue, etc., on condition of receiving in return a percentage of what it yields; as, to farm the taxes.
Farm (v. t.) To take at a certain rent or rate.
Farm (v. t.) To devote (land) to agriculture; to cultivate, as land; to till, as a farm.
Farm (v. i.) To engage in the business of tilling the soil; to labor as a farmer.
Faro (n.) A gambling game at cardds, in whiich all the other players play against the dealer or banker, staking their money upon the order in which the cards will lie and be dealt from the pack.
Fash (v. t.) To vex; to tease; to trouble.
Fash (n.) Vexation; anxiety; care.
Fast (v. i.) To abstain from food; to omit to take nourishment in whole or in part; to go hungry.
Fast (v. i.) To practice abstinence as a religious exercise or duty; to abstain from food voluntarily for a time, for the mortification of the body or appetites, or as a token of grief, or humiliation and penitence.
Fast (v. i.) Abstinence from food; omission to take nourishment.
Fast (v. i.) Voluntary abstinence from food, for a space of time, as a spiritual discip
Fast (v. i.) A time of fasting, whether a day, week, or longer time; a period of abstinence from food or certain kinds of food; as, an annual fast.
Fast (v.) Firmly fixed; closely adhering; made firm; not loose, unstable, or easily moved; immovable; as, to make fast the door.
Fast (v.) Firm against attack; fortified by nature or art; impregnable; strong.
Fast (v.) Firm in adherence; steadfast; not easily separated or alienated; faithful; as, a fast friend.
Fast (v.) Permanent; not liable to fade by exposure to air or by washing; durable; lasting; as, fast colors.
Fast (v.) Tenacious; retentive.
Fast (v.) Not easily disturbed or broken; deep; sound.
Fast (v.) Moving rapidly; quick in mition; rapid; swift; as, a fast horse.
Fast (v.) Given to pleasure seeking; disregardful of restraint; reckless; wild; dissipated; dissolute; as, a fast man; a fast liver.
Fast (a.) In a fast, fixed, or firmly established manner; fixedly; firmly; immovably.
Fast (a.) In a fast or rapid manner; quickly; swiftly; extravagantly; wildly; as, to run fast; to live fast.
Fast (n.) That which fastens or holds; especially, (Naut.) a mooring rope, hawser, or chain; -- called, according to its position, a bow, head, quarter, breast, or stern fast; also, a post on a pier around which hawsers are passed in mooring.
Fate (n.) A fixed decree by which the order of things is prescribed; the immutable law of the universe; inevitable necessity; the force by which all existence is determined and conditioned.
Fate (n.) Appointed lot; allotted life; arranged or predetermined event; destiny; especially, the final lot; doom; ruin; death.
Fate (n.) The element of chance in the affairs of life; the unforeseen and unestimated conitions considered as a force shaping events; fortune; esp., opposing circumstances against which it is useless to struggle; as, fate was, or the fates were, against him.
Fate (n.) The three goddesses, Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos, sometimes called the Destinies, or Parcaewho were supposed to determine the course of human life. They are represented, one as holding the distaff, a second as spinning, and the third as cutting off the thread.
Faun (n.) A god of fields and shipherds, diddering little from the satyr. The fauns are usually represented as half goat and half man.
Faux (n.) See Fauces.
Fawe (a.) Fain; glad; delighted.
Fawn (n.) A young deer; a buck or doe of the first year. See Buck.
Fawn (n.) The young of an animal; a whelp.
Fawn (n.) A fawn color.
Fawn (a.) Of the color of a fawn; fawn-colored.
Fawn (v. i.) To bring forth a fawn.
Fawn (v. i.) To court favor by low cringing, frisking, etc., as a dog; to flatter meanly; -- often followed by on or upon.
Fawn (n.) A servile cringe or bow; mean flattery; sycophancy.
Faze (v. t.) See Feeze.
Gaby (n.) A simpleton; a dunce; a lout.
Gade (n.) A small British fish (Motella argenteola) of the Cod family.
Gade (n.) A pike, so called at Moray Firth; -- called also gead.
Gael (n.sing. & pl.) A Celt or the Celts of the Scotch Highlands or of Ireland; now esp., a Scotch Highlander of Celtic origin.
Gaff (n.) A barbed spear or a hook with a handle, used by fishermen in securing heavy fish.
Gaff (n.) The spar upon which the upper edge of a fore-and-aft sail is extended.
Gaff (n.) Same as Gaffle, 1.
Gaff (v. t.) To strike with a gaff or barbed spear; to secure by means of a gaff; as, to gaff a salmon.
Gage (n.) A pledge or pawn; something laid down or given as a security for the performance of some act by the person depositing it, and forfeited by nonperformance; security.
Gage (n.) A glove, cap, or the like, cast on the ground as a challenge to combat, and to be taken up by the accepter of the challenge; a challenge; a defiance.
Gage (n.) A variety of plum; as, the greengage; also, the blue gage, frost gage, golden gage, etc., having more or less likeness to the greengage. See Greengage.
Gage (n.) To give or deposit as a pledge or security for some act; to wage or wager; to pawn or pledge.
Gage (n.) To bind by pledge, or security; to engage.
Gage (n.) A measure or standard. See Gauge, n.
Gage (v. t.) To measure. See Gauge, v. t.
Gain (n.) A square or beveled notch cut out of a girder, binding joist, or other timber which supports a floor beam, so as to receive the end of the floor beam.
Gain (a.) Convenient; suitable; direct; near; handy; dexterous; easy; profitable; cheap; respectable.
Gain (v. t.) That which is gained, obtained, or acquired, as increase, profit, advantage, or benefit; -- opposed to loss.
Gain (v. t.) The obtaining or amassing of profit or valuable possessions; acquisition; accumulation.
Gain (n.) To get, as profit or advantage; to obtain or acquire by effort or labor; as, to gain a good living.
Gain (n.) To come off winner or victor in; to be successful in; to obtain by competition; as, to gain a battle; to gain a case at law; to gain a prize.
Gain (n.) To draw into any interest or party; to win to one's side; to conciliate.
Gain (n.) To reach; to attain to; to arrive at; as, to gain the top of a mountain; to gain a good harbor.
Gain (n.) To get, incur, or receive, as loss, harm, or damage.
Gain (v. i.) To have or receive advantage or profit; to acquire gain; to grow rich; to advance in interest, health, or happiness; to make progress; as, the sick man gains daily.
Gait (n.) A going; a walk; a march; a way.
Gait (n.) Manner of walking or stepping; bearing or carriage while moving.
Gala (n.) Pomp, show, or festivity.
Gale (n.) A strong current of air; a wind between a stiff breeze and a hurricane. The most violent gales are called tempests.
Gale (n.) A moderate current of air; a breeze.
Gale (n.) A state of excitement, passion, or hilarity.
Gale (v. i.) To sale, or sail fast.
Gale (n.) A song or story.
Gale (v. i.) To sing.
Gale (n.) A plant of the genus Myrica, growing in wet places, and strongly resembling the bayberry. The sweet gale (Myrica Gale) is found both in Europe and in America.
Gale (n.) The payment of a rent or annuity.
Gall (n.) The bitter, alka
Gall (n.) The gall bladder.
Gall (n.) Anything extremely bitter; bitterness; rancor.
Gall (n.) Impudence; brazen assurance.
Gall (n.) An excrescence of any form produced on any part of a plant by insects or their larvae. They are most commonly caused by small Hymenoptera and Diptera which puncture the bark and lay their eggs in the wounds. The larvae live within the galls. Some galls are due to aphids, mites, etc. See Gallnut.
Gall (v. t.) To impregnate with a decoction of gallnuts.
Gall (v. t.) To fret and wear away by friction; to hurt or break the skin of by rubbing; to chafe; to injure the surface of by attrition; as, a saddle galls the back of a horse; to gall a mast or a cable.
Gall (v. t.) To fret; to vex; as, to be galled by sarcasm.
Gall (v. t.) To injure; to harass; to annoy; as, the troops were galled by the shot of the enemy.
Gall (v. i.) To scoff; to jeer.
Gall (n.) A wound in the skin made by rubbing.
Galt (n.) Same as Gault.
Game (n.) Crooked; lame; as, a game leg.
Game (v. i.) Sport of any kind; jest, frolic.
Game (v. i.) A contest, physical or mental, according to certain rules, for amusement, recreation, or for winning a stake; as, a game of chance; games of skill; field games, etc.
Game (v. i.) The use or practice of such a game; a single match at play; a single contest; as, a game at cards.
Game (v. i.) That which is gained, as the stake in a game; also, the number of points necessary to be scored in order to win a game; as, in short whist five points are game.
Game (v. i.) In some games, a point credited on the score to the player whose cards counts up the highest.
Game (v. i.) A scheme or art employed in the pursuit of an object or purpose; method of procedure; projected
Game (v. i.) Animals pursued and taken by sportsmen; wild meats designed for, or served at, table.
Game (a.) Having a resolute, unyielding spirit, like the gamecock; ready to fight to the last; plucky.
Game (a.) Of or pertaining to such animals as are hunted for game, or to the act or practice of hunting.
Game (n.) To rejoice; to be pleased; -- often used, in Old English, impersonally with dative.
Game (n.) To play at any sport or diversion.
Game (n.) To play for a stake or prize; to use cards, dice, billiards, or other instruments, according to certain rules, with a view to win money or other thing waged upon the issue of the contest; to gamble.
Gamy (a.) Having the flavor of game, esp. of game kept uncooked till near the condition of tainting; high-flavored.
Gamy (a.) Showing an unyielding spirit to the last; plucky; furnishing sport; as, a gamy trout.
Gane (v. i.) To yawn; to gape.
Gang (v. i.) To go; to walk.
Gang (v. i.) A going; a course.
Gang (v. i.) A number going in company; hence, a company, or a number of persons associated for a particular purpose; a group of laborers under one foreman; a squad; as, a gang of sailors; a chain gang; a gang of thieves.
Gang (v. i.) A combination of similar implements arranged so as, by acting together, to save time or labor; a set; as, a gang of saws, or of plows.
Gang (v. i.) A set; all required for an outfit; as, a new gang of stays.
Gang (v. i.) The mineral substance which incloses a vein; a matrix; a gangue.
Gaol (n.) A place of confinement, especially for minor offenses or provisional imprisonment; a jail.
Gape (v. i.) To open the mouth wide
Gape (v. i.) Expressing a desire for food; as, young birds gape.
Gape (v. i.) Indicating sleepiness or indifference; to yawn.
Gape (v. i.) To pen or part widely; to exhibit a gap, fissure, or hiatus.
Gape (v. i.) To long, wait eagerly, or cry aloud for something; -- with for, after, or at.
Gape (n.) The act of gaping; a yawn.
Gape (n.) The width of the mouth when opened, as of birds, fishes, etc.
Garb (n.) Clothing in general.
Garb (n.) The whole dress or suit of clothes worn by any person, especially when indicating rank or office; as, the garb of a clergyman or a judge.
Garb (n.) Costume; fashion; as, the garb of a gentleman in the 16th century.
Garb (n.) External appearance, as expressive of the feelings or character; looks; fashion or manner, as of speech.
Garb (n.) A sheaf of grain (wheat, unless otherwise specified).
Garb (v. t.) To clothe; array; deck.
Gard (n.) Garden.
Gard (v. & n.) See Guard.
Gare (n.) Coarse wool on the legs of sheep.
Gash (v. t.) To make a gash, or long, deep incision in; -- applied chiefly to incisions in flesh.
Gash (n.) A deep and long cut; an incision of considerable length and depth, particularly in flesh.
Gasp (v. i.) To open the mouth wide in catching the breath, or in laborious respiration; to labor for breath; to respire convulsively; to pant violently.
Gasp (v. i.) To pant with eagerness; to show vehement desire.
Gasp (v. t.) To emit or utter with gasps; -- with forth, out, away, etc.
Gasp (n.) The act of opening the mouth convulsively to catch the breath; a labored respiration; a painful catching of the breath.
Gast (v. t.) To make aghast; to frighten; to terrify. See Aghast.
Gate (n.) A large door or passageway in the wall of a city, of an inclosed field or place, or of a grand edifice, etc.; also, the movable structure of timber, metal, etc., by which the passage can be closed.
Gate (n.) An opening for passage in any inclosing wall, fence, or barrier; or the suspended framework which closes or opens a passage. Also, figuratively, a means or way of entrance or of exit.
Gate (n.) A door, valve, or other device, for stopping the passage of water through a dam, lock, pipe, etc.
Gate (n.) The places which command the entrances or access; hence, place of vantage; power; might.
Gate (n.) In a lock tumbler, the opening for the stump of the bolt to pass through or into.
Gate (n.) The channel or opening through which metal is poured into the mold; the ingate.
Gate (n.) The waste piece of metal cast in the opening; a sprue or sullage piece.
Gate (v. t.) To supply with a gate.
Gate (v. t.) To punish by requiring to be within the gates at an earlier hour than usual.
Gate (n.) A way; a path; a road; a street (as in Highgate).
Gate (n.) Manner; gait.
Gaud (n.) Trick; jest; sport.
Gaud (n.) Deceit; fraud; artifice; device.
Gaud (n.) An ornament; a piece of worthless finery; a trinket.
Gaud (n.) To sport or keep festival.
Gaud (v. t.) To bedeck gaudily; to decorate with gauds or showy trinkets or colors; to paint.
Gaul (n.) The Anglicized form of Gallia, which in the time of the Romans included France and Upper Italy (Transalpine and Cisalpine Gaul).
Gaul (n.) A native or inhabitant of Gaul.
Gaur (n.) An East Indian species of wild cattle (Bibos gauris), of large size and an untamable disposition.
Gave () imp. of Give.
Gawk (n.) A cuckoo.
Gawk (n.) A simpleton; a booby; a gawky.
Gawk (v. i.) To act like a gawky.
Gawn (n.) A small tub or lading vessel.
Gaze (v. i.) To fixx the eyes in a steady and earnest look; to look with eagerness or curiosity, as in admiration, astonishment, or with studious attention.
Gaze (v. t.) To view with attention; to gaze on .
Gaze (n.) A fixed look; a look of eagerness, wonder, or admiration; a continued look of attention.
Gaze (n.) The object gazed on.
Haaf (n.) The deepsea fishing for cod, ling, and tusk, off the Shetland Isles.
Haak (n.) A sea fish. See Hake.
Haar (n.) A fog; esp., a fog or mist with a chill wind.
Hack (n.) A frame or grating of various kinds; as, a frame for drying bricks, fish, or cheese; a rack for feeding cattle; a grating in a mill race, etc.
Hack (n.) Unburned brick or tile, stacked up for drying.
Hack (v. t.) To cut irregulary, without skill or definite purpose; to notch; to mangle by repeated strokes of a cutting instrument; as, to hack a post.
Hack (v. t.) Fig.: To mangle in speaking.
Hack (v. i.) To cough faintly and frequently, or in a short, broken manner; as, a hacking cough.
Hack (n.) A notch; a cut.
Hack (n.) An implement for cutting a notch; a large pick used in breaking stone.
Hack (n.) A hacking; a catch in speaking; a short, broken cough.
Hack (n.) A kick on the shins.
Hack (n.) A horse, hackneyed or let out for common hire; also, a horse used in all kinds of work, or a saddle horse, as distinguished from hunting and carriage horses.
Hack (n.) A coach or carriage let for hire; particularly, a a coach with two seats inside facing each other; a hackney coach.
Hack (n.) A bookmaker who hires himself out for any sort of literary work; an overworked man; a drudge.
Hack (n.) A procuress.
Hack (a.) Hackneyed; hired; mercenary.
Hack (v. t.) To use as a hack; to let out for hire.
Hack (v. t.) To use frequently and indiscriminately, so as to render trite and commonplace.
Hack (v. i.) To be exposed or offered or to common use for hire; to turn prostitute.
Hack (v. i.) To live the life of a drudge or hack.
Hade (n.) The descent of a hill.
Hade (n.) The inclination or deviation from the vertical of any mineral vein.
Hade (v. i.) To deviate from the vertical; -- said of a vein, fault, or lode.
Hadj (n.) The pilgrimage to Mecca, performed by Mohammedans.
Haft (n.) A handle; that part of an instrument or vessel taken into the hand, and by which it is held and used; -- said chiefly of a knife, sword, or dagger; the hilt.
Haft (n.) A dwelling.
Haft (v. t.) To set in, or furnish with, a haft; as, to haft a dagger.
Haik (n.) A large piece of woolen or cotton cloth worn by Arabs as an outer garment.
Hail (n.) Small roundish masses of ice precipitated from the clouds, where they are formed by the congelation of vapor. The separate masses or grains are called hailstones.
Hail (v. i.) To pour down particles of ice, or frozen vapors.
Hail (v. t.) To pour forcibly down, as hail.
Hail (a.) Healthy. See Hale (the preferable spelling).
Hail (v. t.) To call loudly to, or after; to accost; to salute; to address.
Hail (v. t.) To name; to designate; to call.
Hail (v. i.) To declare, by hailing, the port from which a vessel sails or where she is registered; hence, to sail; to come; -- used with from; as, the steamer hails from New York.
Hail (v. i.) To report as one's home or the place from whence one comes; to come; -- with from.
Hail (v. t.) An exclamation of respectful or reverent salutation, or, occasionally, of familiar greeting.
Hail (n.) A wish of health; a salutation; a loud call.
Hair (n.) The collection or mass of filaments growing from the skin of an animal, and forming a covering for a part of the head or for any part or the whole of the body.
Hair (n.) One the above-mentioned filaments, consisting, in invertebrate animals, of a long, tubular part which is free and flexible, and a bulbous root imbedded in the skin.
Hair (n.) Hair (human or animal) used for various purposes; as, hair for stuffing cushions.
Hair (n.) A slender outgrowth from the chitinous cuticle of insects, spiders, crustaceans, and other invertebrates. Such hairs are totally unlike those of vertebrates in structure, composition, and mode of growth.
Hair (n.) An outgrowth of the epidermis, consisting of one or of several cells, whether pointed, hooked, knobbed, or stellated. Internal hairs occur in the flower stalk of the yellow frog lily (Nuphar).
Hair (n.) A spring device used in a hair-trigger firearm.
Hair (n.) A haircloth.
Hair (n.) Any very small distance, or degree; a hairbreadth.
Haye (n.) The Egyptian asp or cobra (Naja haje.) It is related to the cobra of India, and like the latter has the power of inflating its neck into a hood. Its bite is very venomous. It is supposed to be the snake by means of whose bite Cleopatra committed suicide, and hence is sometimes called Cleopatra's snake or asp. See Asp.
Hake (n.) A drying shed, as for unburned tile.
Hake (n.) One of several species of marine gadoid fishes, of the genera Phycis, Merlucius, and allies. The common European hake is M. vulgaris; the American silver hake or whiting is M. bi
Hake (v. t.) To loiter; to sneak.
Hale (a.) Sound; entire; healthy; robust; not impaired; as, a hale body.
Hale (n.) Welfare.
Hale (v. t.) To pull; to drag; to haul.
Half (a.) Consisting of a moiety, or half; as, a half bushel; a half hour; a half dollar; a half view.
Half (a.) Consisting of some indefinite portion resembling a half; approximately a half, whether more or less; partial; imperfect; as, a half dream; half knowledge.
Half (adv.) In an equal part or degree; in some pa/ appro/mating a half; partially; imperfectly; as, half-colored, half done, half-hearted, half persuaded, half conscious.
Half (a.) Part; side; behalf.
Half (a.) One of two equal parts into which anything may be divided, or considered as divided; -- sometimes followed by of; as, a half of an apple.
Half (v. t.) To halve. [Obs.] See Halve.
Halk (n.) A nook; a corner.
Hall (n.) A building or room of considerable size and state
Hall (n.) The chief room in a castle or manor house, and in early times the only public room, serving as the place of gathering for the lord's family with the retainers and servants, also for cooking and eating. It was often contrasted with the bower, which was the private or sleeping apartment.
Hall (n.) A vestibule, entrance room, etc., in the more elaborated buildings of later times.
Hall (n.) Any corridor or passage in a building.
Hall (n.) A name given to many manor houses because the magistrate's court was held in the hall of his mansion; a chief mansion house.
Hall (n.) A college in an English university (at Oxford, an unendowed college).
Hall (n.) The apartment in which English university students dine in common; hence, the dinner itself; as, hall is at six o'clock.
Hall (n.) Cleared passageway in a crowd; -- formerly an exclamation.
Halm (n.) Same as Haulm.
Halo (n.) A luminous circle, usually prismatically colored, round the sun or moon, and supposed to be caused by the refraction of light through crystals of ice in the atmosphere. Connected with halos there are often white bands, crosses, or arches, resulting from the same atmospheric conditions.
Halo (n.) A circle of light; especially, the bright ring represented in painting as surrounding the heads of saints and other holy persons; a glory; a nimbus.
Halo (n.) An ideal glory investing, or affecting one's perception of, an object.
Halo (n.) A colored circle around a nipple; an areola.
Halo (v. t. & i.) To form, or surround with, a halo; to encircle with, or as with, a halo.
Halp (imp.) Helped.
Hals (n.) The neck or throat.
Halt () 3d pers. sing. pres. of Hold, contraction for holdeth.
Halt (n.) A stop in marching or walking, or in any action; arrest of progress.
Halt (v. i.) To hold one's self from proceeding; to hold up; to cease progress; to stop for a longer or shorter period; to come to a stop; to stand still.
Halt (v. i.) To stand in doubt whether to proceed, or what to do; to hesitate; to be uncertain.
Halt (v. t.) To cause to cease marching; to stop; as, the general halted his troops for refreshment.
Halt (a.) Halting or stopping in walking; lame.
Halt (n.) The act of limping; lameness.
Halt (a.) To walk lamely; to limp.
Halt (a.) To have an irregular rhythm; to be defective.
Hame (n.) Home.
Hame (n.) One of the two curved pieces of wood or metal, in the harness of a draught horse, to which the traces are fastened. They are fitted upon the collar, or have pads fitting the horse's neck attached to them.
Hand (n.) That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in man and monkeys, and the corresponding part in many other animals; manus; paw. See Manus.
Hand (n.) That which resembles, or to some extent performs the office of, a human hand
Hand (n.) A limb of certain animals, as the foot of a hawk, or any one of the four extremities of a monkey.
Hand (n.) An index or pointer on a dial; as, the hour or minute hand of a clock.
Hand (n.) A measure equal to a hand's breadth, -- four inches; a palm. Chiefly used in measuring the height of horses.
Hand (n.) Side; part; direction, either right or left.
Hand (n.) Power of performance; means of execution; ability; skill; dexterity.
Hand (n.) Actual performance; deed; act; workmanship; agency; hence, manner of performance.
Hand (n.) An agent; a servant, or laborer; a workman, trained or competent for special service or duty; a performer more or less skillful; as, a deck hand; a farm hand; an old hand at speaking.
Hand (n.) Handwriting; style of penmanship; as, a good, bad or running hand. Hence, a signature.
Hand (n.) Personal possession; ownership; hence, control; direction; management; -- usually in the plural.
Hand (n.) Agency in transmission from one person to another; as, to buy at first hand, that is, from the producer, or when new; at second hand, that is, when no longer in the producer's hand, or when not new.
Hand (n.) Rate; price.
Hand (n.) That which is, or may be, held in a hand at once
Hand (n.) The quota of cards received from the dealer.
Hand (n.) A bundle of tobacco leaves tied together.
Hand (n.) The small part of a gunstock near the lock, which is grasped by the hand in taking aim.
Hand (v. t.) To give, pass, or transmit with the hand; as, he handed them the letter.
Hand (v. t.) To lead, guide, or assist with the hand; to conduct; as, to hand a lady into a carriage.
Hand (v. t.) To manage; as, I hand my oar.
Hand (v. t.) To seize; to lay hands on.
Hand (v. t.) To pledge by the hand; to handfast.
Hand (v. t.) To furl; -- said of a sail.
Hand (v. i.) To cooperate.
-men (pl. ) of Handcraftsman
-men (pl. ) of Handi-craftsman
Hung () of Hang
Hang (v. i.) To suspend; to fasten to some elevated point without support from below; -- often used with up or out; as, to hang a coat on a hook; to hang up a sign; to hang out a banner.
Hang (v. i.) To fasten in a manner which will allow of free motion upon the point or points of suspension; -- said of a pendulum, a swing, a door, gate, etc.
Hang (v. i.) To fit properly, as at a proper angle (a part of an implement that is swung in using), as a scythe to its snath, or an ax to its helve.
Hang (v. i.) To put to death by suspending by the neck; -- a form of capital punishment; as, to hang a murderer.
Hang (v. i.) To cover, decorate, or furnish by hanging pictures trophies, drapery, and the like, or by covering with paper hangings; -- said of a wall, a room, etc.
Hang (v. i.) To paste, as paper hangings, on the walls of a room.
Hang (v. i.) To hold or bear in a suspended or inc
Hang (v. i.) To be suspended or fastened to some elevated point without support from below; to dangle; to float; to rest; to remain; to stay.
Hang (v. i.) To be fastened in such a manner as to allow of free motion on the point or points of suspension.
Hang (v. i.) To die or be put to death by suspension from the neck.
Hang (v. i.) To hold for support; to depend; to cling; -- usually with on or upon; as, this question hangs on a single point.
Hang (v. i.) To be, or be like, a suspended weight.
Hang (v. i.) To hover; to impend; to appear threateningly; -- usually with over; as, evils hang over the country.
Hang (v. i.) To lean or inc
Hang (v. i.) To slope down; as, hanging grounds.
Hang (v. i.) To be undetermined or uncertain; to be in suspense; to linger; to be delayed.
Hang (n.) The manner in which one part or thing hangs upon, or is connected with, another; as, the hang of a scythe.
Hang (n.) Connection; arrangement; plan; as, the hang of a discourse.
Hang (n.) A sharp or steep declivity or slope.
Hank (n.) A parcel consisting of two or more skeins of yarn or thread tied together.
Hank (n.) A rope or withe for fastening a gate.
Hank (n.) Hold; influence.
Hank (n.) A ring or eye of rope, wood, or iron, attached to the edge of a sail and running on a stay.
Hank (v. t.) To fasten with a rope, as a gate.
Hank (v. t.) To form into hanks.
Hard (superl.) Not easily penetrated, cut, or separated into parts; not yielding to pressure; firm; solid; compact; -- applied to material bodies, and opposed to soft; as, hard wood; hard flesh; a hard apple.
Hard (superl.) Difficult, mentally or judicially; not easily apprehended, decided, or resolved; as a hard problem.
Hard (superl.) Difficult to accomplish; full of obstacles; laborious; fatiguing; arduous; as, a hard task; a disease hard to cure.
Hard (superl.) Difficult to resist or control; powerful.
Hard (superl.) Difficult to bear or endure; not easy to put up with or consent to; hence, severe; rigorous; oppressive; distressing; unjust; grasping; as, a hard lot; hard times; hard fare; a hard winter; hard conditions or terms.
Hard (superl.) Difficult to please or influence; stern; unyielding; obdurate; unsympathetic; unfeeling; cruel; as, a hard master; a hard heart; hard words; a hard character.
Hard (superl.) Not easy or agreeable to the taste; stiff; rigid; ungraceful; repelling; as, a hard style.
Hard (superl.) Rough; acid; sour, as liquors; as, hard cider.
Hard (superl.) Abrupt or explosive in utterance; not aspirated, sibilated, or pronounced with a gradual change of the organs from one position to another; -- said of certain consonants, as c in came, and g in go, as distinguished from the same letters in center, general, etc.
Hard (superl.) Wanting softness or smoothness of utterance; harsh; as, a hard tone.
Hard (superl.) Rigid in the drawing or distribution of the figures; formal; lacking grace of composition.
Hard (superl.) Having disagreeable and abrupt contrasts in the coloring or light and shade.
Hard (adv.) With pressure; with urgency; hence, diligently; earnestly.
Hard (adv.) With difficulty; as, the vehicle moves hard.
Hard (adv.) Uneasily; vexatiously; slowly.
Hard (adv.) So as to raise difficulties.
Hard (adv.) With tension or strain of the powers; violently; with force; tempestuously; vehemently; vigorously; energetically; as, to press, to blow, to rain hard; hence, rapidly; as, to run hard.
Hard (adv.) Close or near.
Hard (v. t.) To harden; to make hard.
Hard (n.) A ford or passage across a river or swamp.
Hare (v. t.) To excite; to tease, or worry; to harry.
Hare (n.) A rodent of the genus Lepus, having long hind legs, a short tail, and a divided upper lip. It is a timid animal, moves swiftly by leaps, and is remarkable for its fecundity.
Hare (n.) A small constellation situated south of and under the foot of Orion; Lepus.
Hark (v. i.) To listen; to hearken.
Harl (n.) A filamentous substance; especially, the filaments of flax or hemp.
Harl (n.) A barb, or barbs, of a fine large feather, as of a peacock or ostrich, -- used in dressing artificial flies.
Harm (n.) Injury; hurt; damage; detriment; misfortune.
Harm (n.) That which causes injury, damage, or loss.
Harm (n.) To hurt; to injure; to damage; to wrong.
Harp (n.) A musical instrument consisting of a triangular frame furnished with strings and sometimes with pedals, held upright, and played with the fingers.
Harp (n.) A constellation; Lyra, or the Lyre.
Harp (n.) A grain sieve.
Harp (n.) To play on the harp.
Harp (n.) To dwell on or recur to a subject tediously or monotonously in speaking or in writing; to refer to something repeatedly or continually; -- usually with on or upon.
Harp (v. t.) To play on, as a harp; to play (a tune) on the harp; to develop or give expression to by skill and art; to sound forth as from a harp; to hit upon.
Hart (n.) A stag; the male of the red deer. See the Note under Buck.
Hary (v. t.) To draw; to drag; to carry off by violence.
Hase (v. t.) See Haze, v. t.
Hash (n.) That which is hashed or chopped up; meat and vegetables, especially such as have been already cooked, chopped into small pieces and mixed.
Hash (n.) A new mixture of old matter; a second preparation or exhibition.
Hash (n.) To /hop into small pieces; to mince and mix; as, to hash meat.
Hask (n.) A basket made of rushes or flags, as for carrying fish.
Hasp (n.) A clasp, especially a metal strap permanently fast at one end to a staple or pin, while the other passes over a staple, and is fastened by a padlock or a pin; also, a metallic hook for fastening a door.
Hasp (n.) A spindle to wind yarn, thread, or silk on.
Hasp (n.) An instrument for cutting the surface of grass land; a scarifier.
Hasp (v. t.) To shut or fasten with a hasp.
Hast () 2d pers. sing. pres. of. Have, contr. of havest.
Hate (n.) To have a great aversion to, with a strong desire that evil should befall the person toward whom the feeling is directed; to dislike intensely; to detest; as, to hate one's enemies; to hate hypocrisy.
Hate (n.) To be very unwilling; followed by an infinitive, or a substantive clause with that; as, to hate to get into debt; to hate that anything should be wasted.
Hate (n.) To love less, relatively.
Hate (v.) Strong aversion coupled with desire that evil should befall the person toward whom the feeling is directed; as exercised toward things, intense dislike; hatred; detestation; -- opposed to love.
Hath (3d pers. sing. pres.) Has.
Haul (v. t.) To pull or draw with force; to drag.
Haul (v. t.) To transport by drawing, as with horses or oxen; as, to haul logs to a sawmill.
Haul (v. i.) To change the direction of a ship by hauling the wind. See under Haul, v. t.
Haul (v. t.) To pull apart, as oxen sometimes do when yoked.
Haul (n.) A pulling with force; a violent pull.
Haul (n.) A single draught of a net; as, to catch a hundred fish at a haul.
Haul (n.) That which is caught, taken, or gained at once, as by hauling a net.
Haul (n.) Transportation by hauling; the distance through which anything is hauled, as freight in a railroad car; as, a long haul or short haul.
Haul (n.) A bundle of about four hundred threads, to be tarred.
Haum (n.) See Haulm, stalk.
Haut (a.) Haughty.
have (Indic. present) of Have
hast () of Have
have () of Have
Have (v. t.) To hold in possession or control; to own; as, he has a farm.
Have (v. t.) To possess, as something which appertains to, is connected with, or affects, one.
Have (v. t.) To accept possession of; to take or accept.
Have (v. t.) To get possession of; to obtain; to get.
Have (v. t.) To cause or procure to be; to effect; to exact; to desire; to require.
Have (v. t.) To bear, as young; as, she has just had a child.
Have (v. t.) To hold, regard, or esteem.
Have (v. t.) To cause or force to go; to take.
Have (v. t.) To take or hold (one's self); to proceed promptly; -- used reflexively, often with ellipsis of the pronoun; as, to have after one; to have at one or at a thing, i. e., to aim at one or at a thing; to attack; to have with a companion.
Have (v. t.) To be under necessity or obligation; to be compelled; followed by an infinitive.
Have (v. t.) To understand.
Have (v. t.) To put in an awkward position; to have the advantage of; as, that is where he had him.
Hawk (n.) One of numerous species and genera of rapacious birds of the family Falconidae. They differ from the true falcons in lacking the prominent tooth and notch of the bill, and in having shorter and less pointed wings. Many are of large size and grade into the eagles. Some, as the goshawk, were formerly trained like falcons. In a more general sense the word is not infrequently applied, also, to true falcons, as the sparrow hawk, pigeon hawk, duck hawk, and prairie hawk.
Hawk (v. i.) To catch, or attempt to catch, birds by means of hawks trained for the purpose, and let loose on the prey; to practice falconry.
Hawk (v. i.) To make an attack while on the wing; to soar and strike like a hawk; -- generally with at; as, to hawk at flies.
Hawk (v. i.) To clear the throat with an audible sound by forcing an expiratory current of air through the narrow passage between the depressed soft palate and the root of the tongue, thus aiding in the removal of foreign substances.
Hawk (v. t.) To raise by hawking, as phlegm.
Hawk (n.) An effort to force up phlegm from the throat, accompanied with noise.
Hawk (v. t.) To offer for sale by outcry in the street; to carry (merchandise) about from place to place for sale; to peddle; as, to hawk goods or pamphlets.
Hawk (n.) A small board, with a handle on the under side, to hold mortar.
Hawm (n.) See Haulm, straw.
Hawm (v. i.) To lounge; to loiter.
Haze (n.) Light vapor or smoke in the air which more or less impedes vision, with little or no dampness; a lack of transparency in the air; hence, figuratively, obscurity; dimness.
Haze (v. i.) To be hazy, or tick with haze.
Haze (v. t.) To harass by exacting unnecessary, disagreeable, or difficult work.
Haze (v. t.) To harass or annoy by playing abusive or shameful tricks upon; to humiliate by practical jokes; -- used esp. of college students; as, the sophomores hazed a freshman.
Hazy (n.) Thick with haze; somewhat obscured with haze; not clear or transparent.
Hazy (n.) Obscure; confused; not clear; as, a hazy argument; a hazy intellect.
Iamb (n.) An iambus or iambic.
Jack (n.) A large tree, the Artocarpus integrifolia, common in the East Indies, closely allied to the breadfruit, from which it differs in having its leaves entire. The fruit is of great size, weighing from thirty to forty pounds, and through its soft fibrous matter are scattered the seeds, which are roasted and eaten. The wood is of a yellow color, fine grain, and rather heavy, and is much used in cabinetwork. It is also used for dyeing a brilliant yellow.
Jack (n.) A familiar nickname of, or substitute for, John.
Jack (n.) An impertinent or silly fellow; a simpleton; a boor; a clown; also, a servant; a rustic.
Jack (n.) A popular colloquial name for a sailor; -- called also Jack tar, and Jack afloat.
Jack (n.) A mechanical contrivance, an auxiliary machine, or a subordinate part of a machine, rendering convenient service, and often supplying the place of a boy or attendant who was commonly called Jack
Jack (n.) A device to pull off boots.
Jack (n.) A sawhorse or sawbuck.
Jack (n.) A machine or contrivance for turning a spit; a smoke jack, or kitchen jack.
Jack (n.) A wooden wedge for separating rocks rent by blasting.
Jack (n.) A lever for depressing the sinkers which push the loops down on the needles.
Jack (n.) A grating to separate and guide the threads; a heck box.
Jack (n.) A machine for twisting the sliver as it leaves the carding machine.
Jack (n.) A compact, portable machine for planing metal.
Jack (n.) A machine for slicking or pebbling leather.
Jack (n.) A system of gearing driven by a horse power, for multiplying speed.
Jack (n.) A hood or other device placed over a chimney or vent pipe, to prevent a back draught.
Jack (n.) In the harpsichord, an intermediate piece communicating the action of the key to the quill; -- called also hopper.
Jack (n.) In hunting, the pan or frame holding the fuel of the torch used to attract game at night; also, the light itself.
Jack (n.) A portable machine variously constructed, for exerting great pressure, or lifting or moving a heavy body through a small distance. It consists of a lever, screw, rack and pinion, hydraulic press, or any simple combination of mechanical powers, working in a compact pedestal or support and operated by a lever, crank, capstan bar, etc. The name is often given to a jackscrew, which is a kind of jack.
Jack (n.) The small bowl used as a mark in the game of bowls.
Jack (n.) The male of certain animals, as of the ass.
Jack (n.) A young pike; a pickerel.
Jack (n.) The jurel.
Jack (n.) A large, California rock fish (Sebastodes paucispinus); -- called also boccaccio, and merou.
Jack (n.) The wall-eyed pike.
Jack (n.) A drinking measure holding half a pint; also, one holding a quarter of a pint.
Jack (n.) A flag, containing only the union, without the fly, usually hoisted on a jack staff at the bowsprit cap; -- called also union jack. The American jack is a small blue flag, with a star for each State.
Jack (n.) A bar of iron athwart ships at a topgallant masthead, to support a royal mast, and give spread to the royal shrouds; -- called also jack crosstree.
Jack (n.) The knave of a suit of playing cards.
Jack (n.) A coarse and cheap mediaeval coat of defense, esp. one made of leather.
Jack (n.) A pitcher or can of waxed leather; -- called also black jack.
Jack (v. i.) To hunt game at night by means of a jack. See 2d Jack, n., 4, n.
Jack (v. t.) To move or lift, as a house, by means of a jack or jacks. See 2d Jack, n., 5.
Jade (n.) A stone, commonly of a pale to dark green color but sometimes whitish. It is very hard and compact, capable of fine polish, and is used for ornamental purposes and for implements, esp. in Eastern countries and among many early peoples.
Jade (n.) A mean or tired horse; a worthless nag.
Jade (n.) A disreputable or vicious woman; a wench; a quean; also, sometimes, a worthless man.
Jade (n.) A young woman; -- generally so called in irony or slight contempt.
Jade (v. t.) To treat like a jade; to spurn.
Jade (v. t.) To make ridiculous and contemptible.
Jade (v. t.) To exhaust by overdriving or long-continued labor of any kind; to tire or wear out by severe or tedious tasks; to harass.
Jade (v. i.) To become weary; to lose spirit.
Jagg (v. t. & n.) See Jag.
Jail (n.) A kind of prison; a building for the confinement of persons held in lawful custody, especially for minor offenses or with reference to some future judicial proceeding.
Jail (v. t.) To imprison.
Jain (n.) Alt. of Jaina
Jako (n.) An African parrot (Psittacus erithacus), very commonly kept as a cage bird; -- called also gray parrot.
Jamb (n.) The vertical side of any opening, as a door or fireplace; hence, less properly, any narrow vertical surface of wall, as the of a chimney-breast or of a pier, as distinguished from its face.
Jamb (n.) Any thick mass of rock which prevents miners from following the lode or vein.
Jamb (v. t.) See Jam, v. t.
Jane (n.) A coin of Genoa; any small coin.
Jane (n.) A kind of twilled cotton cloth. See Jean.
Jant (v. i.) See Jaunt.
Jape (v. i.) To jest; to play tricks; to jeer.
Jape (v. t.) To mock; to trick.
Jarl (n.) A chief; an earl; in English history, one of the leaders in the Danish and Norse invasions.
Jasp (n.) Jasper.
Java (n.) One of the islands of the Malay Archipelago belonging to the Netherlands.
Java (n.) Java coffee, a kind of coffee brought from Java.
Jawn (v. i.) See Yawn.
Jawy (a.) Relating to the jaws.
Kadi (n.) Alt. of Kadiaster
Kage (n.) A chantry chapel inclosed with lattice or screen work.
Kagu (n.) A singular, crested, grallatorial bird (Rhinochetos jubatus), native of New Caledonia. It is gray above, paler beneath, and the feathers of the wings and tail are handsomely barred with brown, black, and gray. It is allied to the sun bittern.
Kail (n.) A kind of headless cabbage. Same as Kale, 1.
Kail (n.) Any cabbage, greens, or vegetables.
Kail (n.) A broth made with kail or other vegetables; hence, any broth; also, a dinner.
Kain (n.) Poultry, etc., required by the lease to be paid in kind by a tenant to his landlord.
Kaka (n.) A New Zealand parrot of the genus Nestor, especially the brown parrot (Nestor meridionalis).
Kale (n.) A variety of cabbage in which the leaves do not form a head, being nearly the original or wild form of the species.
Kale (n.) See Kail, 2.
Kali (n.) The last and worst of the four ages of the world; -- considered to have begun B. C. 3102, and to last 432,000 years.
Kali (n.) The black, destroying goddess; -- called also Doorga, Anna Purna.
Kali (n.) The glasswort (Salsola Kali).
Kama (n.) The Hindoo Cupid. He is represented as a beautiful youth, with a bow of sugar cane or flowers.
Kame (n.) A low ridge.
Kami (n. pl.) A title given to the celestial gods of the first mythical dynasty of Japan and extended to the demigods of the second dynasty, and then to the long
Kand (n.) Fluor spar; -- so called by Cornish miners.
Karn (n.) A pile of rocks; sometimes, the solid rock. See Cairn.
Kate (n.) The brambling finch.
Kava (n.) A species of Macropiper (M. methysticum), the long pepper, from the root of which an intoxicating beverage is made by the Polynesians, by a process of mastication; also, the beverage itself.
Kawn (n.) An inn.
Laas (n.) A lace. See Lace.
Lakh (n.) One hundred thousand; also, a vaguely great number; as, a lac of rupees.
Lace (n.) That which binds or holds, especially by being interwoven; a string, cord, or band, usually one passing through eyelet or other holes, and used in drawing and holding together parts of a garment, of a shoe, of a machine belt, etc.
Lace (n.) A snare or gin, especially one made of interwoven cords; a net.
Lace (n.) A fabric of fine threads of
Lace (n.) Spirits added to coffee or some other beverage.
Lace (v. t.) To fasten with a lace; to draw together with a lace passed through eyelet holes; to unite with a lace or laces, or, figuratively. with anything resembling laces.
Lace (v. t.) To adorn with narrow strips or braids of some decorative material; as, cloth laced with silver.
Lace (v. t.) To beat; to lash; to make stripes on.
Lace (v. t.) To add spirits to (a beverage).
Lace (v. i.) To be fastened with a lace, or laces; as, these boots lace.
ries (pl. ) of Lachrymatory
Lack (n.) Blame; cause of blame; fault; crime; offense.
Lack (n.) Deficiency; want; need; destitution; failure; as, a lack of sufficient food.
Lack (v. t.) To blame; to find fault with.
Lack (v. t.) To be without or destitute of; to want; to need.
Lack (v. i.) To be wanting; often, impersonally, with of, meaning, to be less than, short, not quite, etc.
Lack (v. i.) To be in want.
Lack (interj.) Exclamation of regret or surprise.
Lade (v. t.) To load; to put a burden or freight on or in; -- generally followed by that which receives the load, as the direct object.
Lade (v. t.) To throw in out. with a ladle or dipper; to dip; as, to lade water out of a tub, or into a cistern.
Lade (v. t.) To transfer (the molten glass) from the pot to the forming table.
Lade (v. t.) To draw water.
Lade (v. t.) To admit water by leakage, as a ship, etc.
Lade (n.) The mouth of a river.
Lade (n.) A passage for water; a ditch or drain.
Lady (n.) A woman who looks after the domestic affairs of a family; a mistress; the female head of a household.
Lady (n.) A woman having proprietary rights or authority; mistress; -- a feminine correlative of lord.
Lady (n.) A woman to whom the particular homage of a knight was paid; a woman to whom one is devoted or bound; a sweetheart.
Lady (n.) A woman of social distinction or position. In England, a title prefixed to the name of any woman whose husband is not of lower rank than a baron, or whose father was a nobleman not lower than an earl. The wife of a baronet or knight has the title of Lady by courtesy, but not by right.
Lady (n.) A woman of refined or gentle manners; a well-bred woman; -- the feminine correlative of gentleman.
Lady (n.) A wife; -- not now in approved usage.
Lady (n.) The triturating apparatus in the stomach of a lobster; -- so called from a fancied resemblance to a seated female figure. It consists of calcareous plates.
Lady (a.) Belonging or becoming to a lady; ladylike.
Lady () The day of the annunciation of the Virgin Mary, March 25. See Annunciation.
Laft () p. p. of Leave.
Laic (a.) Alt. of Laical
Laic (n.) A layman.
Laid (imp. & p. p.) of Lay.
Lain (p. p.) of Lie, v. i.
Lair (n.) A place in which to lie or rest; especially, the bed or couch of a wild beast.
Lair (n.) A burying place.
Lair (n.) A pasture; sometimes, food.
Lake (n.) A pigment formed by combining some coloring matter, usually by precipitation, with a metallic oxide or earth, esp. with aluminium hydrate; as, madder lake; Florentine lake; yellow lake, etc.
Lake (n.) A kind of fine white
Lake (v. i.) To play; to sport.
Lake (n.) A large body of water contained in a depression of the earth's surface, and supplied from the drainage of a more or less extended area.
Lakh (n.) Same as Lac, one hundred thousand.
Laky (a.) Pertaining to a lake.
Laky (a.) Transparent; -- said of blood rendered transparent by the action of some solvent agent on the red blood corpuscles.
Lalo (n.) The powdered leaves of the baobab tree, used by the Africans to mix in their soup, as the southern negroes use powdered sassafras. Cf. Couscous.
Lama (n.) See Llama.
Lama (n.) In Thibet, Mongolia, etc., a priest or monk of the belief called Lamaism.
Lamb (n.) The young of the sheep.
Lamb (n.) Any person who is as innocent or gentle as a lamb.
Lamb (n.) A simple, unsophisticated person; in the cant of the Stock Exchange, one who ignorantly speculates and is victimized.
Lamb (v. i.) To bring forth a lamb or lambs, as sheep.
Lame (superl.) Moving with pain or difficulty on account of injury, defect, or temporary obstruction of a function; as, a lame leg, arm, or muscle.
Lame (superl.) To some degree disabled by reason of the imperfect action of a limb; crippled; as, a lame man.
Lame (superl.) Hence, hobbling; limping; inefficient; imperfect.
Lame (v. t.) To make lame.
Lamm (v. t.) See Lam.
Lamp (n.) A thin plate or lamina.
Lamp (n.) A light-producing vessel, instrument or apparatus; especially, a vessel with a wick used for the combustion of oil or other inflammable liquid, for the purpose of producing artificial light.
Lamp (n.) Figuratively, anything which enlightens intellectually or morally; anything regarded metaphorically a performing the uses of a lamp.
Lamp (n.) A device or mechanism for producing light by electricity. See Incandescent lamp, under Incandescent.
Land (n.) Urine. See Lant.
Land (n.) The solid part of the surface of the earth; -- opposed to water as constituting a part of such surface, especially to oceans and seas; as, to sight land after a long voyage.
Land (n.) Any portion, large or small, of the surface of the earth, considered by itself, or as belonging to an individual or a people, as a country, estate, farm, or tract.
Land (n.) Ground, in respect to its nature or quality; soil; as, wet land; good or bad land.
Land (n.) The inhabitants of a nation or people.
Land (n.) The mainland, in distinction from islands.
Land (n.) The ground or floor.
Land (n.) The ground left unplowed between furrows; any one of several portions into which a field is divided for convenience in plowing.
Land (n.) Any ground, soil, or earth whatsoever, as meadows, pastures, woods, etc., and everything annexed to it, whether by nature, as trees, water, etc., or by the hand of man, as buildings, fences, etc.; real estate.
Land (n.) The lap of the strakes in a clinker-built boat; the lap of plates in an iron vessel; -- called also landing.
Land (n.) In any surface prepared with indentations, perforations, or grooves, that part of the surface which is not so treated, as the level part of a millstone between the furrows, or the surface of the bore of a rifled gun between the grooves.
Land (v. t.) To set or put on shore from a ship or other water craft; to disembark; to debark.
Land (v. t.) To catch and bring to shore; to capture; as, to land a fish.
Land (v. t.) To set down after conveying; to cause to fall, alight, or reach; to bring to the end of a course; as, he landed the quoit near the stake; to be thrown from a horse and landed in the mud; to land one in difficulties or mistakes.
Land (v. i.) To go on shore from a ship or boat; to disembark; to come to the end of a course.
Lane (a.) Alone.
Lane (n.) A passageway between fences or hedges which is not traveled as a highroad; an alley between buildings; a narrow way among trees, rocks, and other natural obstructions; hence, in a general sense, a narrow passageway; as, a lane between
Lang (a. & adv.) Long.
Lank (superl.) Slender and thin; not well filled out; not plump; shrunken; lean.
Lank (superl.) Languid; drooping.
Lank (v. i. & t.) To become lank; to make lank.
Lant (n.) Urine.
Lant (n.) Any one of several species of small, slender, marine fishes of the genus Ammedytes. The common European species (A. tobianus) and the American species (A. Americanus) live on sandy shores, buried in the sand, and are caught in large quantities for bait. Called also launce, and sand eel.
Lant (n.) See Lanterloo.
Lapp (n.) Same as Laplander. Cf. Lapps.
Lars (pl. ) of Lar
Lard (n.) Bacon; the flesh of swine.
Lard (n.) The fat of swine, esp. the internal fat of the abdomen; also, this fat melted and strained.
Lard (n.) To stuff with bacon; to dress or enrich with lard; esp., to insert lardons of bacon or pork in the surface of, before roasting; as, to lard poultry.
Lard (n.) To fatten; to enrich.
Lard (n.) To smear with lard or fat.
Lard (n.) To mix or garnish with something, as by way of improvement; to interlard.
Lard (v. i.) To grow fat.
Lare (n.) Lore; learning.
Lare (n.) Pasture; feed. See Lair.
Lare (v. t.) To feed; to fatten.
Lark (v. i.) A frolic; a jolly time.
Lark (v. i.) To sport; to frolic.
Lark (n.) Any one numerous species of singing birds of the genus Alauda and allied genera (family Alaudidae). They mostly belong to Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa. In America they are represented by the shore larks, or horned by the shore larks, or horned larks, of the genus Otocoris. The true larks have holaspidean tarsi, very long hind claws, and usually, dull, sandy brown colors.
Lark (v. i.) To catch larks; as, to go larking.
Lary (n.) A guillemot; -- called also lavy.
Lash (n.) The thong or braided cord of a whip, with which the blow is given.
Lash (n.) A leash in which an animal is caught or held; hence, a snare.
Lash (n.) A stroke with a whip, or anything pliant and tough; as, the culprit received thirty-nine lashes.
Lash (n.) A stroke of satire or sarcasm; an expression or retort that cuts or gives pain; a cut.
Lash (n.) A hair growing from the edge of the eyelid; an eyelash.
Lash (n.) In carpet weaving, a group of strings for lifting simultaneously certain yarns, to form the figure.
Lash (v. t.) To strike with a lash ; to whip or scourge with a lash, or with something like one.
Lash (v. t.) To strike forcibly and quickly, as with a lash; to beat, or beat upon, with a motion like that of a lash; as, a whale lashes the sea with his tail.
Lash (v. t.) To throw out with a jerk or quickly.
Lash (v. t.) To scold; to berate; to satirize; to censure with severity; as, to lash vice.
Lash (v. i.) To ply the whip; to strike; to utter censure or sarcastic language.
Lash (n.) To bind with a rope, cord, thong, or chain, so as to fasten; as, to lash something to a spar; to lash a pack on a horse's back.
Lask (n.) A diarrhea or flux.
Lass (n.) A youth woman; a girl; a sweetheart.
Last (3d pers. sing. pres.) of Last, to endure, contracted from lasteth.
Last (a.) Being after all the others, similarly classed or considered, in time, place, or order of succession; following all the rest; final; hindmost; farthest; as, the last year of a century; the last man in a
Last (a.) Next before the present; as, I saw him last week.
Last (a.) Supreme; highest in degree; utmost.
Last (a.) Lowest in rank or degree; as, the last prize.
Last (a.) Farthest of all from a given quality, character, or condition; most unlikely; having least fitness; as, he is the last person to be accused of theft.
Last (a.) At a time or on an occasion which is the latest of all those spoken of or which have occurred; the last time; as, I saw him last in New York.
Last (a.) In conclusion; finally.
Last (a.) At a time next preceding the present time.
Last (v. i.) To continue in time; to endure; to remain in existence.
Last (v. i.) To endure use, or continue in existence, without impairment or exhaustion; as, this cloth lasts better than that; the fuel will last through the winter.
Last (v. i.) A wooden block shaped like the human foot, on which boots and shoes are formed.
Last (v. t.) To shape with a last; to fasten or fit to a last; to place smoothly on a last; as, to last a boot.
Last (n.) A load; a heavy burden; hence, a certain weight or measure, generally estimated at 4,000 lbs., but varying for different articles and in different countries. In England, a last of codfish, white herrings, meal, or ashes, is twelve barrels; a last of corn, ten quarters, or eighty bushels, in some parts of England, twenty-one quarters; of gunpowder, twenty-four barrels, each containing 100 lbs; of red herrings, twenty cades, or 20,000; of hides, twelve dozen; of leather, twenty dickers
Last (n.) The burden of a ship; a cargo.
Late (v.) Coming after the time when due, or after the usual or proper time; not early; slow; tardy; long delayed; as, a late spring.
Late (v.) Far advanced toward the end or close; as, a late hour of the day; a late period of life.
Late (v.) Existing or holding some position not long ago, but not now; lately deceased, departed, or gone out of office; as, the late bishop of London; the late administration.
Late (v.) Not long past; happening not long ago; recent; as, the late rains; we have received late intelligence.
Late (v.) Continuing or doing until an advanced hour of the night; as, late revels; a late watcher.
Late (a.) After the usual or proper time, or the time appointed; after delay; as, he arrived late; -- opposed to early.
Late (a.) Not long ago; lately.
Late (a.) Far in the night, day, week, or other particular period; as, to lie abed late; to sit up late at night.
Lath (n.) A thin, narrow strip of wood, nailed to the rafters, studs, or floor beams of a building, for the purpose of supporting the tiles, plastering, etc. A corrugated metallic strip or plate is sometimes used.
Lath (v. t.) To cover or
Laud (v. i.) High commendation; praise; honor; exaltation; glory.
Laud (v. i.) A part of divine worship, consisting chiefly of praise; -- usually in the pl.
Laud (v. i.) Music or singing in honor of any one.
Laud (v. i.) To praise in words alone, or with words and singing; to celebrate; to extol.
Laus (a.) Loose.
Lava (n.) The melted rock ejected by a volcano from its top or fissured sides. It flows out in streams sometimes miles in length. It also issues from fissures in the earth's surface, and forms beds covering many square miles, as in the Northwestern United States.
Lave (v. t.) To wash; to bathe; as, to lave a bruise.
Lave (v. i.) To bathe; to wash one's self.
Lave (v. t.) To lade, dip, or pour out.
Lave (n.) The remainder; others.
Lawe (v. t.) To cut off the claws and balls of, as of a dog's fore feet.
Lawn (n.) An open space between woods.
Lawn (n.) Ground (generally in front of or around a house) covered with grass kept closely mown.
Lawm (n.) A very fine
Laid (imp. & p. p.) of Lay
Laze (v. i.) To be lazy or idle.
Laze (v. t.) To waste in sloth; to spend, as time, in idleness; as, to laze away whole days.
Lazy (superl.) Disinc
Lazy (superl.) Inactive; slothful; slow; sluggish; as, a lazy stream.
Lazy (superl.) Wicked; vicious.
Maad (p. p.) Made.
Maat (a.) Dejected; sorrowful; downcast.
Mace (n.) A money of account in China equal to one tenth of a tael; also, a weight of 57.98 grains.
Mace (n.) A kind of spice; the aril which partly covers nutmegs. See Nutmeg.
Mace (n.) A heavy staff or club of metal; a spiked club; -- used as weapon in war before the general use of firearms, especially in the Middle Ages, for breaking metal armor.
Mace (n.) A staff borne by, or carried before, a magistrate as an ensign of his authority.
Mace (n.) An officer who carries a mace as an emblem of authority.
Mace (n.) A knobbed mallet used by curriers in dressing leather to make it supple.
Mace (n.) A rod for playing billiards, having one end suited to resting on the table and pushed with one hand.
Made (n.) See Mad, n.
Made () imp. & p. p. of Make.
Made (a.) Artificially produced; pieced together; formed by filling in; as, made ground; a made mast, in distinction from one consisting of a single spar.
Mage (n.) A magician.
Magi (n. pl.) A caste of priests, philosophers, and magicians, among the ancient Persians; hence, any holy men or sages of the East.
Maha (n.) A kind of baboon; the wanderoo.
Maia (n.) A genus of spider crabs, including the common European species (Maia squinado).
Maia (n.) A beautiful American bombycid moth (Eucronia maia).
Maid (n.) An unmarried woman; usually, a young unmarried woman; esp., a girl; a virgin; a maiden.
Maid (n.) A man who has not had sexual intercourse.
Maid (n.) A female servant.
Maid (n.) The female of a ray or skate, esp. of the gray skate (Raia batis), and of the thornback (R. clavata).
Mail (n.) A spot.
Mail (n.) A small piece of money; especially, an English silver half-penny of the time of Henry V.
Mail (n.) Rent; tribute.
Mail (n.) A flexible fabric made of metal rings interlinked. It was used especially for defensive armor.
Mail (n.) Hence generally, armor, or any defensive covering.
Mail (n.) A contrivance of interlinked rings, for rubbing off the loose hemp on
Mail (n.) Any hard protective covering of an animal, as the scales and plates of reptiles, shell of a lobster, etc.
Mail (v. t.) To arm with mail.
Mail (v. t.) To pinion.
Mail (n.) A bag; a wallet.
Mail (n.) The bag or bags with the letters, papers, papers, or other matter contained therein, conveyed under public authority from one post office to another; the whole system of appliances used by government in the conveyance and delivery of mail matter.
Mail (n.) That which comes in the mail; letters, etc., received through the post office.
Mail (n.) A trunk, box, or bag, in which clothing, etc., may be carried.
Mail (v. t.) To deliver into the custody of the postoffice officials, or place in a government letter box, for transmission by mail; to post; as, to mail a letter.
Maim (v. t.) To deprive of the use of a limb, so as to render a person on fighting less able either to defend himself or to annoy his adversary.
Maim (v. t.) To mutilate; to cripple; to injure; to disable; to impair.
Maim (v.) The privation of the use of a limb or member of the body, by which one is rendered less able to defend himself or to annoy his adversary.
Maim (v.) The privation of any necessary part; a crippling; mutilation; injury; deprivation of something essential. See Mayhem.
Main (n.) A hand or match at dice.
Main (n.) A stake played for at dice.
Main (n.) The largest throw in a match at dice; a throw at dice within given limits, as in the game of hazard.
Main (n.) A match at cockfighting.
Main (n.) A main-hamper.
Main (v.) Strength; force; might; violent effort.
Main (v.) The chief or principal part; the main or most important thing.
Main (v.) The great sea, as distinguished from an arm, bay, etc. ; the high sea; the ocean.
Main (v.) The continent, as distinguished from an island; the mainland.
Main (v.) principal duct or pipe, as distinguished from lesser ones; esp. (Engin.), a principal pipe leading to or from a reservoir; as, a fire main.
Main (a.) Very or extremely strong.
Main (a.) Vast; huge.
Main (a.) Unqualified; absolute; entire; sheer.
Main (a.) Principal; chief; first in size, rank, importance, etc.
Main (a.) Important; necessary.
Main (a.) Very; extremely; as, main heavy.
Make (n.) A companion; a mate; often, a husband or a wife.
Made (imp. & p. p.) of Make
Make (v. t.) To cause to exist; to bring into being; to form; to produce; to frame; to fashion; to create.
Make (v. t.) To form of materials; to cause to exist in a certain form; to construct; to fabricate.
Make (v. t.) To produce, as something artificial, unnatural, or false; -- often with up; as, to make up a story.
Make (v. t.) To bring about; to bring forward; to be the cause or agent of; to effect, do, perform, or execute; -- often used with a noun to form a phrase equivalent to the simple verb that corresponds to such noun; as, to make complaint, for to complain; to make record of, for to record; to make abode, for to abide, etc.
Make (v. t.) To execute with the requisite formalities; as, to make a bill, note, will, deed, etc.
Make (v. t.) To gain, as the result of one's efforts; to get, as profit; to make acquisition of; to have accrue or happen to one; as, to make a large profit; to make an error; to make a loss; to make money.
Make (v. t.) To find, as the result of calculation or computation; to ascertain by enumeration; to find the number or amount of, by reckoning, weighing, measurement, and the like; as, he made the distance of; to travel over; as, the ship makes ten knots an hour; he made the distance in one day.
Make (v. t.) To put a desired or desirable condition; to cause to thrive.
Make (v. t.) To cause to be or become; to put into a given state verb, or adjective; to constitute; as, to make known; to make public; to make fast.
Make (v. t.) To cause to appear to be; to constitute subjectively; to esteem, suppose, or represent.
Make (v. t.) To require; to constrain; to compel; to force; to cause; to occasion; -- followed by a noun or pronoun and infinitive.
Make (v. t.) To become; to be, or to be capable of being, changed or fashioned into; to do the part or office of; to furnish the material for; as, he will make a good musician; sweet cider makes sour vinegar; wool makes warm clothing.
Make (v. t.) To compose, as parts, ingredients, or materials; to constitute; to form; to amount to.
Make (v. t.) To be engaged or concerned in.
Make (v. t.) To reach; to attain; to arrive at or in sight of.
Make (v. i.) To act in a certain manner; to have to do; to manage; to interfere; to be active; -- often in the phrase to meddle or make.
Make (v. i.) To proceed; to tend; to move; to go; as, he made toward home; the tiger made at the sportsmen.
Make (v. i.) To tend; to contribute; to have effect; -- with for or against; as, it makes for his advantage.
Make (v. i.) To increase; to augment; to accrue.
Make (v. i.) To compose verses; to write poetry; to versify.
Make (n.) Structure, texture, constitution of parts; construction; shape; form.
Maki (n.) A lemur. See Lemur.
Mal- () A prefix in composition denoting ill,or evil, F. male, adv., fr. malus, bad, ill. In some words it has the form male-, as in malediction, malevolent. See Malice.
Mala (n.) Evils; wrongs; offenses against right and law.
Male (a.) Evil; wicked; bad.
Male (n.) Same as Mail, a bag.
Male (v. t.) Of or pertaining to the sex that begets or procreates young, or (in a wider sense) to the sex that produces spermatozoa, by which the ova are fertilized; not female; as, male organs.
Male (v. t.) Capable of producing fertilization, but not of bearing fruit; -- said of stamens and antheridia, and of the plants, or parts of plants, which bear them.
Male (v. t.) Suitable to the male sex; characteristic or suggestive of a male; mascu
Male (v. t.) Consisting of males; as, a male choir.
Male (v. t.) Adapted for entering another corresponding piece (the female piece) which is hollow and which it fits; as, a male gauge, for gauging the size or shape of a hole; a male screw, etc.
Male (n.) An animal of the male sex.
Male (n.) A plant bearing only staminate flowers.
Mall (n.) A large heavy wooden beetle; a mallet for driving anything with force; a maul.
Mall (n.) A heavy blow.
Mall (n.) An old game played with malls or mallets and balls. See Pall-mall.
Mall (n.) A place where the game of mall was played. Hence: A public walk; a level shaded walk.
Mall (v. t.) To beat with a mall; to beat with something heavy; to bruise; to maul.
Mall (n.) Formerly, among Teutonic nations, a meeting of the notables of a state for the transaction of public business, such meeting being a modification of the ancient popular assembly.
Mall (n.) A court of justice.
Mall (n.) A place where justice is administered.
Mall (n.) A place where public meetings are held.
Malm (n.) Alt. of Malmbrick
Malt (n.) Barley or other grain, steeped in water and dried in a kiln, thus forcing germination until the saccharine principle has been evolved. It is used in brewing and in the distillation of whisky.
Malt (a.) Relating to, containing, or made with, malt.
Malt (v. t.) To make into malt; as, to malt barley.
Malt (v. i.) To become malt; also, to make grain into malt.
Mala (pl. ) of Malum
Mama (n.) See Mamma.
Mand (n.) A demand.
Mane (n.) The long and heavy hair growing on the upper side of, or about, the neck of some quadrupedal animals, as the horse, the lion, etc. See Illust. of Horse.
Manu (n.) One of a series of progenitors of human beings, and authors of human wisdom.
Manx (a.) Of or pertaining to the Isle of Man, or its inhabitants; as, the Manx language.
Manx (n.) The language of the inhabitants of the Isle of Man, a dialect of the Celtic.
Many (n.) A retinue of servants; a household.
Many (a. / pron.) Consisting of a great number; numerous; not few.
Many (a.) The populace; the common people; the majority of people, or of a community.
Many (a.) A large or considerable number.
Mara (n.) The principal or ruling evil spirit.
Mara (n.) A female demon who torments people in sleep by crouching on their chests or stomachs, or by causing terrifying visions.
Mara (n.) The Patagonian cavy (Dolichotis Patagonicus).
Marc (n.) The refuse matter which remains after the pressure of fruit, particularly of grapes.
Marc (n.) A weight of various commodities, esp. of gold and silver, used in different European countries. In France and Holland it was equal to eight ounces.
Marc (n.) A coin formerly current in England and Scotland, equal to thirteen shillings and four pence.
Marc (n.) A German coin and money of account. See Mark.
Mare (n.) The female of the horse and other equine quadrupeds.
Mare (n.) Sighing, suffocative panting, intercepted utterance, with a sense of pressure across the chest, occurring during sleep; the incubus; -- obsolete, except in the compound nightmare.
Mark (n.) A license of reprisals. See Marque.
Mark (n.) An old weight and coin. See Marc.
Mark (n.) The unit of monetary account of the German Empire, equal to 23.8 cents of United States money; the equivalent of one hundred pfennigs. Also, a silver coin of this value.
Mark (n.) A visible sign or impression made or left upon anything; esp., a
Mark (n.) A character or device put on an article of merchandise by the maker to show by whom it was made; a trade-mark.
Mark (n.) A character (usually a cross) made as a substitute for a signature by one who can not write.
Mark (n.) A fixed object serving for guidance, as of a ship, a traveler, a surveyor, etc.; as, a seamark, a landmark.
Mark (n.) A trace, dot,
Mark (n.) An evidence of presence, agency, or influence; a significative token; a symptom; a trace; specifically, a permanent impression of one's activity or character.
Mark (n.) That toward which a missile is directed; a thing aimed at; what one seeks to hit or reach.
Mark (n.) Attention, regard, or respect.
Mark (n.) Limit or standard of action or fact; as, to be within the mark; to come up to the mark.
Mark (n.) Badge or sign of honor, rank, or official station.
Mark (n.) Preeminence; high position; as, particians of mark; a fellow of no mark.
Mark (n.) A characteristic or essential attribute; a differential.
Mark (n.) A number or other character used in registring; as, examination marks; a mark for tardiness.
Mark (n.) Image; likeness; hence, those formed in one's image; children; descendants.
Mark (n.) One of the bits of leather or colored bunting which are placed upon a sounding
Mark (v. t.) To put a mark upon; to affix a significant mark to; to make recognizable by a mark; as, to mark a box or bale of merchandise; to mark clothing.
Mark (v. t.) To be a mark upon; to designate; to indicate; -- used literally and figuratively; as, this monument marks the spot where Wolfe died; his courage and energy marked him for a leader.
Mark (v. t.) To leave a trace, scratch, scar, or other mark, upon, or any evidence of action; as, a pencil marks paper; his hobnails marked the floor.
Mark (v. t.) To keep account of; to enumerate and register; as, to mark the points in a game of billiards or cards.
Mark (v. t.) To notice or observe; to give attention to; to take note of; to remark; to heed; to regard.
Mark (v. i.) To take particular notice; to observe critically; to note; to remark.
Marl (v. t.) To cover, as part of a rope, with mar
Marl (n.) A mixed earthy substance, consisting of carbonate of lime, clay, and sand, in very varivble proportions, and accordingly designated as calcareous, clayey, or sandy. See Greensand.
Marl (n.) To overspread or manure with marl; as, to marl a field.
Mars (n.) The god of war and husbandry.
Mars (n.) One of the planets of the solar system, the fourth in order from the sun, or the next beyond the earth, having a diameter of about 4,200 miles, a period of 687 days, and a mean distance of 141,000,000 miles. It is conspicuous for the redness of its light.
Mars (n.) The metallic element iron, the symbol of which / was the same as that of the planet Mars.
Mart (n.) A market.
Mart (n.) A bargain.
Mart (v. t.) To buy or sell in, or as in, a mart.
Mart (v. t.) To traffic.
Mart (n.) The god Mars.
Mart (n.) Battle; contest.
Mary (n.) Marrow.
Mary (interj.) See Marry.
Mase (n. & v.) See Maze.
Mash (n.) A mesh.
Mash (n.) A mass of mixed ingredients reduced to a soft pulpy state by beating or pressure; a mass of anything in a soft pulpy state. Specifically (Brewing), ground or bruised malt, or meal of rye, wheat, corn, or other grain (or a mixture of malt and meal) steeped and stirred in hot water for making the wort.
Mash (n.) A mixture of meal or bran and water fed to animals.
Mash (n.) A mess; trouble.
Mash (v. t.) To convert into a mash; to reduce to a soft pulpy state by beating or pressure; to bruise; to crush; as, to mash apples in a mill, or potatoes with a pestle. Specifically (Brewing), to convert, as malt, or malt and meal, into the mash which makes wort.
Mask (n.) A cover, or partial cover, for the face, used for disguise or protection; as, a dancer's mask; a fencer's mask; a ball player's mask.
Mask (n.) That which disguises; a pretext or subterfuge.
Mask (n.) A festive entertainment of dancing or other diversions, where all wear masks; a masquerade; hence, a revel; a frolic; a delusive show.
Mask (n.) A dramatic performance, formerly in vogue, in which the actors wore masks and represented mythical or allegorical characters.
Mask (n.) A grotesque head or face, used to adorn keystones and other prominent parts, to spout water in fountains, and the like; -- called also mascaron.
Mask (n.) In a permanent fortification, a redoubt which protects the caponiere.
Mask (n.) A screen for a battery.
Mask (n.) The lower lip of the larva of a dragon fly, modified so as to form a prehensile organ.
Mask (v. t.) To cover, as the face, by way of concealment or defense against injury; to conceal with a mask or visor.
Mask (v. t.) To disguise; to cover; to hide.
Mask (v. t.) To conceal; also, to intervene in the
Mask (v. t.) To cover or keep in check; as, to mask a body of troops or a fortess by a superior force, while some hostile evolution is being carried out.
Mask (v. i.) To take part as a masker in a masquerade.
Mask (v. i.) To wear a mask; to be disguised in any way.
Mass (n.) The sacrifice in the sacrament of the Eucharist, or the consecration and oblation of the host.
Mass (n.) The portions of the Mass usually set to music, considered as a musical composition; -- namely, the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus, and the Agnus Dei, besides sometimes an Offertory and the Benedictus.
Mass (v. i.) To celebrate Mass.
Mass (n.) A quantity of matter cohering together so as to make one body, or an aggregation of particles or things which collectively make one body or quantity, usually of considerable size; as, a mass of ore, metal, sand, or water.
Mass (n.) A medicinal substance made into a cohesive, homogeneous lump, of consistency suitable for making pills; as, blue mass.
Mass (n.) A large quantity; a sum.
Mass (n.) Bulk; magnitude; body; size.
Mass (n.) The principal part; the main body.
Mass (n.) The quantity of matter which a body contains, irrespective of its bulk or volume.
Mass (v. t.) To form or collect into a mass; to form into a collective body; to bring together into masses; to assemble.
Mast (n.) The fruit of the oak and beech, or other forest trees; nuts; acorns.
Mast (n.) A pole, or long, strong, round piece of timber, or spar, set upright in a boat or vessel, to sustain the sails, yards, rigging, etc. A mast may also consist of several pieces of timber united by iron bands, or of a hollow pillar of iron or steel.
Mast (n.) The vertical post of a derrick or crane.
Mast (v. t.) To furnish with a mast or masts; to put the masts of in position; as, to mast a ship.
Mate (n.) The Paraguay tea, being the dried leaf of the Brazilian holly (Ilex Paraguensis). The infusion has a pleasant odor, with an agreeable bitter taste, and is much used for tea in South America.
Mate (n.) Same as Checkmate.
Mate (a.) See 2d Mat.
Mate (v. t.) To confuse; to confound.
Mate (v. t.) To checkmate.
Mate (n.) One who customarily associates with another; a companion; an associate; any object which is associated or combined with a similar object.
Mate (n.) Hence, specifically, a husband or wife; and among the lower animals, one of a pair associated for propagation and the care of their young.
Mate (n.) A suitable companion; a match; an equal.
Mate (n.) An officer in a merchant vessel ranking next below the captain. If there are more than one bearing the title, they are called, respectively, first mate, second mate, third mate, etc. In the navy, a subordinate officer or assistant; as, master's mate; surgeon's mate.
Mate (v. t.) To match; to marry.
Mate (v. t.) To match one's self against; to oppose as equal; to compete with.
Mate (v. i.) To be or become a mate or mates, especially in sexual companionship; as, some birds mate for life; this bird will not mate with that one.
Math (n.) A mowing, or that which is gathered by mowing; -- chiefly used in composition; as, an aftermath.
Matt (n.) See Matte.
Maty (n.) A native house servant in India.
Maud (n.) A gray plaid; -- used by shepherds in Scotland.
Maul (n.) A heavy wooden hammer or beetle.
Maul (v. t.) To beat and bruise with a heavy stick or cudgel; to wound in a coarse manner.
Maul (v. t.) To injure greatly; to do much harm to.
-lea (pl. ) of Mausoleum
Mawk (n.) A maggot.
Mawk (n.) A slattern; a mawks.
Maya (n.) The name for the doctrine of the unreality of matter, called, in English, idealism; hence, nothingness; vanity; illusion.
Maze (n.) A wild fancy; a confused notion.
Maze (n.) Confusion of thought; perplexity; uncertainty; state of bewilderment.
Maze (n.) A confusing and baffling network, as of paths or passages; an intricacy; a labyrinth.
Maze (v. t.) To perplex greatly; to bewilder; to astonish and confuse; to amaze.
Maze (v. i.) To be bewildered.
Mazy (a.) Perplexed with turns and windings; winding; intricate; confusing; perplexing; embarrassing; as, mazy error.
Nabk (n.) The edible berries of the Zizyphys Lotus, a tree of Northern Africa, and Southwestern Europe.
Naid (n.) Any one of numerous species of small, fresh-water, chaetopod annelids of the tribe Naidina. They belong to the Oligochaeta.
Naif (a.) Having a true natural luster without being cut; -- applied by jewelers to a precious stone.
Naif (a.) Naive; as, a naif remark.
Naik (n.) A chief; a leader; a Sepoy corporal.
Nail (n.) the horny scale of plate of epidermis at the end of the fingers and toes of man and many apes.
Nail (n.) The basal thickened portion of the anterior wings of certain hemiptera.
Nail (n.) The terminal horny plate on the beak of ducks, and other allied birds.
Nail (n.) A slender, pointed piece of metal, usually with a head, used for fastening pieces of wood or other material together, by being driven into or through them.
Nail (a.) A measure of length, being two inches and a quarter, or the sixteenth of a yard.
Nail (n.) To fasten with a nail or nails; to close up or secure by means of nails; as, to nail boards to the beams.
Nail (n.) To stud or boss with nails, or as with nails.
Nail (n.) To fasten, as with a nail; to bind or hold, as to a bargain or to acquiescence in an argument or assertion; hence, to catch; to trap.
Nail (n.) To spike, as a cannon.
Nais (n.) See Naiad.
Nake (v.t.) To make naked.
Nale (n.) Ale; also, an alehouse.
Nall (n.) An awl.
Name (n.) The title by which any person or thing is known or designated; a distinctive specific appellation, whether of an individual or a class.
Name (n.) A descriptive or qualifying appellation given to a person or thing, on account of a character or acts.
Name (n.) Reputed character; reputation, good or bad; estimation; fame; especially, illustrious character or fame; honorable estimation; distinction.
Name (n.) Those of a certain name; a race; a family.
Name (n.) A person, an individual.
Name (n.) To give a distinctive name or appellation to; to entitle; to denominate; to style; to call.
Name (n.) To mention by name; to utter or publish the name of; to refer to by distinctive title; to mention.
Name (n.) To designate by name or specifically for any purpose; to nominate; to specify; to appoint; as, to name a day for the wedding.
Name (n.) To designate (a member) by name, as the Speaker does by way of reprimand.
Namo (adv.) No more.
Naos (n.) A term used by modern archaeologists instead of cella. See Cella.
Nape (n.) The back part of the neck.
Napu (n.) A very small chevrotain (Tragulus Javanicus), native of Java. It is about the size of a hare, and is noted for its agility in leaping. Called also Java musk deer, pygmy musk deer, and deerlet.
Nard (n.) An East Indian plant (Nardostachys Jatamansi) of the Valerian family, used from remote ages in Oriental perfumery.
Nard (n.) An ointment prepared partly from this plant. See Spikenard.
Nard (n.) A kind of grass (Nardus stricta) of little value, found in Europe and Asia.
Nare (n.) A nostril.
Nart () Art not.
Nash (a.) Firm; stiff; hard; also, chilly.
Nath () hath not.
Nave (n.) The block in the center of a wheel, from which the spokes radiate, and through which the axle passes; -- called also hub or hob.
Nave (n.) The navel.
Nave (n.) The middle or body of a church, extending from the transepts to the principal entrances, or, if there are no transepts, from the choir to the principal entrance, but not including the aisles.
Navy (n.) A fleet of ships; an assemblage of merchantmen, or so many as sail in company.
Navy (n.) The whole of the war vessels belonging to a nation or ruler, considered collectively; as, the navy of Italy.
Navy (n.) The officers and men attached to the war vessels of a nation; as, he belongs to the navy.
Nawl (n.) An awl.
Nays (pl. ) of Nay
Nayt (v. t.) To refuse; to deny.
Naze (n.) A promotory or headland.
Oaky (n.) Resembling oak; strong.
Oary (a.) Having the form or the use of an oar; as, the swan's oary feet.
Oast (n.) A kiln to dry hops or malt; a cockle.
Oats (pl. ) of Oat
Oath (n.) A solemn affirmation or declaration, made with a reverent appeal to God for the truth of what is affirmed.
Oath (n.) A solemn affirmation, connected with a sacred object, or one regarded as sacred, as the temple, the altar, the blood of Abel, the Bible, the Koran, etc.
Oath (n.) An appeal (in verification of a statement made) to a superior sanction, in such a form as exposes the party making the appeal to an indictment for perjury if the statement be false.
Oath (n.) A careless and blasphemous use of the name of the divine Being, or anything divine or sacred, by way of appeal or as a profane exclamation or ejaculation; an expression of profane swearing.
Paas (n.) Pace
Paas (n.) The Easter festival.
Paca (n.) A small South American rodent (Coelogenys paca), having blackish brown fur, with four parallel rows of white spots along its sides; the spotted cavy. It is nearly allied to the agouti and the Guinea pig.
Pace (n.) A single movement from one foot to the other in walking; a step.
Pace (n.) The length of a step in walking or marching, reckoned from the heel of one foot to the heel of the other; -- used as a unit in measuring distances; as, he advanced fifty paces.
Pace (n.) Manner of stepping or moving; gait; walk; as, the walk, trot, canter, gallop, and amble are paces of the horse; a swaggering pace; a quick pace.
Pace (n.) A slow gait; a footpace.
Pace (n.) Specifically, a kind of fast amble; a rack.
Pace (n.) Any single movement, step, or procedure.
Pace (n.) A broad step or platform; any part of a floor slightly raised above the rest, as around an altar, or at the upper end of a hall.
Pace (n.) A device in a loom, to maintain tension on the warp in pacing the web.
Pace (v. i.) To go; to walk; specifically, to move with regular or measured steps.
Pace (v. i.) To proceed; to pass on.
Pace (v. i.) To move quickly by lifting the legs on the same side together, as a horse; to amble with rapidity; to rack.
Pace (v. i.) To pass away; to die.
Pace (v. t.) To walk over with measured tread; to move slowly over or upon; as, the guard paces his round.
Pace (v. t.) To measure by steps or paces; as, to pace a piece of ground.
Pace (v. t.) To develop, guide, or control the pace or paces of; to teach the pace; to break in.
Pack (n.) A pact.
Pack (n.) A bundle made up and prepared to be carried; especially, a bundle to be carried on the back; a load for an animal; a bale, as of goods.
Pack (n.) A number or quantity equal to the contents of a pack; hence, a multitude; a burden.
Pack (n.) A number or quantity of connected or similar things
Pack (n.) A full set of playing cards; also, the assortment used in a particular game; as, a euchre pack.
Pack (n.) A number of hounds or dogs, hunting or kept together.
Pack (n.) A number of persons associated or leagued in a bad design or practice; a gang; as, a pack of thieves or knaves.
Pack (n.) A shook of cask staves.
Pack (n.) A bundle of sheet-iron plates for rolling simultaneously.
Pack (n.) A large area of floating pieces of ice driven together more or less closely.
Pack (n.) An envelope, or wrapping, of sheets used in hydropathic practice, called dry pack, wet pack, cold pack, etc., according to the method of treatment.
Pack (n.) A loose, lewd, or worthless person. See Baggage.
Pack (n.) To make a pack of; to arrange closely and securely in a pack; hence, to place and arrange compactly as in a pack; to press into close order or narrow compass; as to pack goods in a box; to pack fish.
Pack (n.) To fill in the manner of a pack, that is, compactly and securely, as for transportation; hence, to fill closely or to repletion; to stow away within; to cause to be full; to crowd into; as, to pack a trunk; the play, or the audience, packs the theater.
Pack (n.) To sort and arrange (the cards) in a pack so as to secure the game unfairly.
Pack (n.) Hence: To bring together or make up unfairly and fraudulently, in order to secure a certain result; as, to pack a jury or a causes.
Pack (n.) To contrive unfairly or fraudulently; to plot.
Pack (n.) To load with a pack; hence, to load; to encumber; as, to pack a horse.
Pack (n.) To cause to go; to send away with baggage or belongings; esp., to send away peremptorily or suddenly; -- sometimes with off; as, to pack a boy off to school.
Pack (n.) To transport in a pack, or in the manner of a pack (i. e., on the backs of men or beasts).
Pack (n.) To envelop in a wet or dry sheet, within numerous coverings. See Pack, n., 5.
Pack (n.) To render impervious, as by filling or surrounding with suitable material, or to fit or adjust so as to move without giving passage to air, water, or steam; as, to pack a joint; to pack the piston of a steam engine.
Pack (v. i.) To make up packs, bales, or bundles; to stow articles securely for transportation.
Pack (v. i.) To admit of stowage, or of making up for transportation or storage; to become compressed or to settle together, so as to form a compact mass; as, the goods pack conveniently; wet snow packs well.
Pack (v. i.) To gather in flocks or schools; as, the grouse or the perch begin to pack.
Pack (v. i.) To depart in haste; -- generally with off or away.
Pack (v. i.) To unite in bad measures; to confederate for ill purposes; to join in collusion.
Paco (n.) Alt. of Pacos
Pact (v.) An agreement; a league; a compact; a covenant.
Pacu (n.) A South American freah-water fish (Myleies pacu), of the family Characinidae. It is highly esteemed as food.
Page (n.) A serving boy; formerly, a youth attending a person of high degree, especially at courts, as a position of honor and education; now commonly, in England, a youth employed for doing errands, waiting on the door, and similar service in households; in the United States, a boy employed to wait upon the members of a legislative body.
Page (n.) A boy child.
Page (n.) A contrivance, as a band, pin, snap, or the like, to hold the skirt of a woman's dress from the ground.
Page (n.) A track along which pallets carrying newly molded bricks are conveyed to the hack.
Page (n.) Any one of several species of beautiful South American moths of the genus Urania.
Page (v. t.) To attend (one) as a page.
Page (n.) One side of a leaf of a book or manuscript.
Page (n.) Fig.: A record; a writing; as, the page of history.
Page (n.) The type set up for printing a page.
Page (v. t.) To mark or number the pages of, as a book or manuscript; to furnish with folios.
Pahi (n.) A large war canoe of the Society Islands.
Paid (imp., p. p., & a.) Receiving pay; compensated; hired; as, a paid attorney.
Paid (imp., p. p., & a.) Satisfied; contented.
Pail (n.) A vessel of wood or tin, etc., usually cylindrical and having a bail, -- used esp. for carrying liquids, as water or milk, etc.; a bucket. It may, or may not, have a cover.
Pain (n.) Punishment suffered or denounced; suffering or evil inflicted as a punishment for crime, or connected with the commission of a crime; penalty.
Pain (n.) Any uneasy sensation in animal bodies, from slight uneasiness to extreme distress or torture, proceeding from a derangement of functions, disease, or injury by violence; bodily distress; bodily suffering; an ache; a smart.
Pain (n.) Specifically, the throes or travail of childbirth.
Pain (n.) Uneasiness of mind; mental distress; disquietude; anxiety; grief; solicitude; anguish.
Pain (n.) See Pains, labor, effort.
Pain (n.) To inflict suffering upon as a penalty; to punish.
Pain (n.) To put to bodily uneasiness or anguish; to afflict with uneasy sensations of any degree of intensity; to torment; to torture; as, his dinner or his wound pained him; his stomach pained him.
Pain (n.) To render uneasy in mind; to disquiet; to distress; to grieve; as a child's faults pain his parents.
Pair (n.) A number of things resembling one another, or belonging together; a set; as, a pair or flight of stairs. "A pair of beads." Chaucer. Beau. & Fl. "Four pair of stairs." Macaulay. [Now mostly or quite disused, except as to stairs.]
Pair (n.) Two things of a kind, similar in form, suited to each other, and intended to be used together; as, a pair of gloves or stockings; a pair of shoes.
Pair (n.) Two of a sort; a span; a yoke; a couple; a brace; as, a pair of horses; a pair of oxen.
Pair (n.) A married couple; a man and wife.
Pair (n.) A single thing, composed of two pieces fitted to each other and used together; as, a pair of scissors; a pair of tongs; a pair of bellows.
Pair (n.) Two members of opposite parties or opinion, as in a parliamentary body, who mutually agree not to vote on a given question, or on issues of a party nature during a specified time; as, there were two pairs on the final vote.
Pair (n.) In a mechanism, two elements, or bodies, which are so applied to each other as to mutually constrain relative motion.
Pair (v. i.) To be joined in paris; to couple; to mate, as for breeding.
Pair (v. i.) To suit; to fit, as a counterpart.
Pair (v. i.) Same as To pair off. See phrase below.
Pair (v. t.) To unite in couples; to form a pair of; to bring together, as things which belong together, or which complement, or are adapted to one another.
Pair (v. t.) To engage (one's self) with another of opposite opinions not to vote on a particular question or class of questions.
Pair (v. t.) To impair.
Pais (n.) The country; the people of the neighborhood.
Pale (v. i.) Wanting in color; not ruddy; dusky white; pallid; wan; as, a pale face; a pale red; a pale blue.
Pale (v. i.) Not bright or brilliant; of a faint luster or hue; dim; as, the pale light of the moon.
Pale (n.) Paleness; pallor.
Pale (v. i.) To turn pale; to lose color or luster.
Pale (v. t.) To make pale; to diminish the brightness of.
Pale (n.) A pointed stake or slat, either driven into the ground, or fastened to a rail at the top and bottom, for fencing or inclosing; a picket.
Pale (n.) That which incloses or fences in; a boundary; a limit; a fence; a palisade.
Pale (n.) A space or field having bounds or limits; a limited region or place; an inclosure; -- often used figuratively.
Pale (n.) A stripe or band, as on a garment.
Pale (n.) One of the greater ordinaries, being a broad perpendicular stripe in an escutcheon, equally distant from the two edges, and occupying one third of it.
Pale (n.) A cheese scoop.
Pale (n.) A shore for bracing a timber before it is fastened.
Pale (v. t.) To inclose with pales, or as with pales; to encircle; to encompass; to fence off.
Pali (n.) pl. of Palus.
Pali (n.) A dialect descended from Sanskrit, and like that, a dead language, except when used as the sacred language of the Buddhist religion in Farther India, etc.
Pall (n.) Same as Pawl.
Pall (n.) An outer garment; a cloak mantle.
Pall (n.) A kind of rich stuff used for garments in the Middle Ages.
Pall (n.) Same as Pallium.
Pall (n.) A figure resembling the Roman Catholic pallium, or pall, and having the form of the letter Y.
Pall (n.) A large cloth, esp., a heavy black cloth, thrown over a coffin at a funeral; sometimes, also, over a tomb.
Pall (n.) A piece of cardboard, covered with
Pall (v. t.) To cloak.
Pall (a.) To become vapid, tasteless, dull, or insipid; to lose strength, life, spirit, or taste; as, the liquor palls.
Pall (v. t.) To make vapid or insipid; to make lifeless or spiritless; to dull; to weaken.
Pall (v. t.) To satiate; to cloy; as, to pall the appetite.
Pall (n.) Nausea.
Palm (n.) The inner and somewhat concave part of the hand between the bases of the fingers and the wrist.
Palm (n.) A
Palm (n.) A metallic disk, attached to a strap, and worn the palm of the hand, -- used to push the needle through the canvas, in sewing sails, etc.
Palm (n.) The broad flattened part of an antler, as of a full-grown fallow deer; -- so called as resembling the palm of the hand with its protruding fingers.
Palm (n.) The flat inner face of an anchor fluke.
Palm (n.) Any endogenous tree of the order Palmae or Palmaceae; a palm tree.
Palm (n.) A branch or leaf of the palm, anciently borne or worn as a symbol of victory or rejoicing.
Palm (n.) Any symbol or token of superiority, success, or triumph; also, victory; triumph; supremacy.
Palm (v. t.) To handle.
Palm (v. t.) To manipulate with, or conceal in, the palm of the hand; to juggle.
Palm (v. t.) To impose by fraud, as by sleight of hand; to put by unfair means; -- usually with off.
Palp (n.) Same as Palpus.
Palp (v. t.) To have a distinct touch or feeling of; to feel.
Pali (pl. ) of Palus
Paly (a.) Pale; wanting color; dim.
Paly (a.) Divided into four or more equal parts by perpendicular
Pan- () Alt. of Panto-
Pane (n.) The narrow edge of a hammer head. See Peen.
Pane (n.) A division; a distinct piece, limited part, or compartment of any surface; a patch; hence, a square of a checkered or plaided pattern.
Pane (n.) One of the openings in a slashed garment, showing the bright colored silk, or the like, within; hence, the piece of colored or other stuff so shown.
Pane (n.) A compartment of a surface, or a flat space; hence, one side or face of a building; as, an octagonal tower is said to have eight panes.
Pane (n.) Especially, in modern use, the glass in one compartment of a window sash.
Pane (n.) In irrigating, a subdivision of an irrigated surface between a feeder and an outlet drain.
Pane (n.) One of the flat surfaces, or facets, of any object having several sides.
Pane (n.) One of the eight facets surrounding the table of a brilliant cut diamond.
Pang (n.) A paroxysm of extreme pain or anguish; a sudden and transitory agony; a throe; as, the pangs of death.
Pang (v. t.) To torture; to cause to have great pain or suffering; to torment.
Pant (v. i.) To breathe quickly or in a labored manner, as after exertion or from eagerness or excitement; to respire with heaving of the breast; to gasp.
Pant (v. i.) Hence: To long eagerly; to desire earnestly.
Pant (v. i.) To beat with unnatural violence or rapidity; to palpitate, or throb; -- said of the heart.
Pant (v. i.) To sigh; to flutter; to languish.
Pant (v. t.) To breathe forth quickly or in a labored manner; to gasp out.
Pant (v. t.) To long for; to be eager after.
Pant (n.) A quick breathing; a catching of the breath; a gasp.
Pant (n.) A violent palpitation of the heart.
Papa (n.) A child's word for father.
Papa (n.) A parish priest in the Greek Church.
Pape (n.) A spiritual father; specifically, the pope.
Para (n.) A piece of Turkish money, usually copper, the fortieth part of a piaster, or about one ninth of a cent.
Pard (n.) A leopard; a panther.
Pare (v. t.) To cut off, or shave off, the superficial substance or extremities of; as, to pare an apple; to pare a horse's hoof.
Pare (v. t.) To remove; to separate; to cut or shave, as the skin, ring, or outside part, from anything; -- followed by off or away; as; to pare off the ring of fruit; to pare away redundancies.
Pare (v. t.) Fig.: To diminish the bulk of; to reduce; to lessen.
Park (n.) A piece of ground inclosed, and stored with beasts of the chase, which a man may have by prescription, or the king's grant.
Park (n.) A tract of ground kept in its natural state, about or adjacent to a residence, as for the preservation of game, for walking, riding, or the like.
Park (n.) A piece of ground, in or near a city or town, inclosed and kept for ornament and recreation; as, Hyde Park in London; Central Park in New York.
Park (n.) A space occupied by the animals, wagons, pontoons, and materials of all kinds, as ammunition, ordnance stores, hospital stores, provisions, etc., when brought together; also, the objects themselves; as, a park of wagons; a park of artillery.
Park (n.) A partially inclosed basin in which oysters are grown.
Park (v. t.) To inclose in a park, or as in a park.
Park (v. t.) To bring together in a park, or compact body; as, to park the artillery, the wagons, etc.
Parr (n.) A young salmon in the stage when it has dark transverse bands; -- called also samlet, skegger, and fingerling.
Parr (n.) A young leveret.
Part (n.) One of the portions, equal or unequal, into which anything is divided, or regarded as divided; something less than a whole; a number, quantity, mass, or the like, regarded as going to make up, with others, a larger number, quantity, mass, etc., whether actually separate or not; a piece; a fragment; a fraction; a division; a member; a constituent.
Part (n.) An equal constituent portion; one of several or many like quantities, numbers, etc., into which anything is divided, or of which it is composed; proportional division or ingredient.
Part (n.) A constituent portion of a living or spiritual whole; a member; an organ; an essential element.
Part (n.) A constituent of character or capacity; quality; faculty; talent; -- usually in the plural with a collective sense.
Part (n.) Quarter; region; district; -- usually in the plural.
Part (n.) Such portion of any quantity, as when taken a certain number of times, will exactly make that quantity; as, 3 is a part of 12; -- the opposite of multiple. Also, a
Part (n.) That which belongs to one, or which is assumed by one, or which falls to one, in a division or apportionment; share; portion; lot; interest; concern; duty; office.
Part (n.) One of the opposing parties or sides in a conflict or a controversy; a faction.
Part (n.) A particular character in a drama or a play; an assumed personification; also, the language, actions, and influence of a character or an actor in a play; or, figuratively, in real life. See To act a part, under Act.
Part (n.) One of the different melodies of a concerted composition, which heard in union compose its harmony; also, the music for each voice or instrument; as, the treble, tenor, or bass part; the violin part, etc.
Part (n.) To divide; to separate into distinct parts; to break into two or more parts or pieces; to sever.
Part (n.) To divide into shares; to divide and distribute; to allot; to apportion; to share.
Part (n.) To separate or disunite; to cause to go apart; to remove from contact or contiguity; to sunder.
Part (n.) Hence: To hold apart; to stand between; to intervene betwixt, as combatants.
Part (n.) To separate by a process of extraction, elimination, or secretion; as, to part gold from silver.
Part (n.) To leave; to quit.
Part (v. i.) To be broken or divided into parts or pieces; to break; to become separated; to go asunder; as, rope parts; his hair parts in the middle.
Part (v. i.) To go away; to depart; to take leave; to quit each other; hence, to die; -- often with from.
Part (v. i.) To perform an act of parting; to relinquish a connection of any kind; -- followed by with or from.
Part (v. i.) To have a part or share; to partake.
Part (adv.) Partly; in a measure.
Pash (v. t.) To strike; to crush; to smash; to dash in pieces.
Pash (v. t.) The head; the poll.
Pash (v. t.) A crushing blow.
Pash (v. t.) A heavy fall of rain or snow.
Pask (n.) See Pasch.
Pass (v. i.) To go; to move; to proceed; to be moved or transferred from one point to another; to make a transit; -- usually with a following adverb or adverbal phrase defining the kind or manner of motion; as, to pass on, by, out, in, etc.; to pass swiftly, directly, smoothly, etc.; to pass to the rear, under the yoke, over the bridge, across the field, beyond the border, etc.
Pass (v. i.) To move or be transferred from one state or condition to another; to change possession, condition, or circumstances; to undergo transition; as, the business has passed into other hands.
Pass (v. i.) To move beyond the range of the senses or of knowledge; to pass away; hence, to disappear; to vanish; to depart; specifically, to depart from life; to die.
Pass (v. i.) To move or to come into being or under notice; to come and go in consciousness; hence, to take place; to occur; to happen; to come; to occur progressively or in succession; to be present transitorily.
Pass (v. i.) To go by or glide by, as time; to elapse; to be spent; as, their vacation passed pleasantly.
Pass (v. i.) To go from one person to another; hence, to be given and taken freely; as, clipped coin will not pass; to obtain general acceptance; to be held or regarded; to circulate; to be current; -- followed by for before a word denoting value or estimation.
Pass (v. i.) To advance through all the steps or stages necessary to validity or effectiveness; to be carried through a body that has power to sanction or reject; to receive legislative sanction; to be enacted; as, the resolution passed; the bill passed both houses of Congress.
Pass (v. i.) To go through any inspection or test successfully; to be approved or accepted; as, he attempted the examination, but did not expect to pass.
Pass (v. i.) To be suffered to go on; to be tolerated; hence, to continue; to live along.
Pass (v. i.) To go unheeded or neglected; to proceed without hindrance or opposition; as, we let this act pass.
Pass (v. i.) To go beyond bounds; to surpass; to be in excess.
Pass (v. i.) To take heed; to care.
Pass (v. i.) To go through the intestines.
Pass (v. i.) To be conveyed or transferred by will, deed, or other instrument of conveyance; as, an estate passes by a certain clause in a deed.
Pass (v. i.) To make a lunge or pass; to thrust.
Pass (v. i.) To dec
Pass (v. i.) In football, hockey, etc., to make a pass; to transfer the ball, etc., to another player of one's own side.
Pass (v. t.) To go by, beyond, over, through, or the like; to proceed from one side to the other of; as, to pass a house, a stream, a boundary, etc.
Pass (v. t.) To go from one limit to the other of; to spend; to live through; to have experience of; to undergo; to suffer.
Pass (v. t.) To go by without noticing; to omit attention to; to take no note of; to disregard.
Pass (v. t.) To transcend; to surpass; to excel; to exceed.
Pass (v. t.) To go successfully through, as an examination, trail, test, etc.; to obtain the formal sanction of, as a legislative body; as, he passed his examination; the bill passed the senate.
Pass (v. t.) To cause to move or go; to send; to transfer from one person, place, or condition to another; to transmit; to deliver; to hand; to make over; as, the waiter passed bisquit and cheese; the torch was passed from hand to hand.
Pass (v. t.) To cause to pass the lips; to utter; to pronounce; hence, to promise; to pledge; as, to pass sentence.
Pass (v. t.) To cause to advance by stages of progress; to carry on with success through an ordeal, examination, or action; specifically, to give legal or official sanction to; to ratify; to enact; to approve as valid and just; as, he passed the bill through the committee; the senate passed the law.
Pass (v. t.) To put in circulation; to give currency to; as, to pass counterfeit money.
Pass (v. t.) To cause to obtain entrance, admission, or conveyance; as, to pass a person into a theater, or over a railroad.
Pass (v. t.) To emit from the bowels; to evacuate.
Pass (v. t.) To take a turn with (a
Pass (v. t.) To make, as a thrust, punto, etc.
Pass (v. i.) An opening, road, or track, available for passing; especially, one through or over some dangerous or otherwise impracticable barrier; a passageway; a defile; a ford; as, a mountain pass.
Pass (v. i.) A thrust or push; an attempt to stab or strike an adversary.
Pass (v. i.) A movement of the hand over or along anything; the manipulation of a mesmerist.
Pass (v. i.) A single passage of a bar, rail, sheet, etc., between the rolls.
Pass (v. i.) State of things; condition; predicament.
Pass (v. i.) Permission or license to pass, or to go and come; a psssport; a ticket permitting free transit or admission; as, a railroad or theater pass; a military pass.
Pass (v. i.) Fig.: a thrust; a sally of wit.
Pass (v. i.) Estimation; character.
Pass (v. i.) A part; a division.
Past (v.) Of or pertaining to a former time or state; neither present nor future; gone by; elapsed; ended; spent; as, past troubles; past offences.
Past (n.) A former time or state; a state of things gone by.
Past (prep.) Beyond, in position, or degree; further than; beyond the reach or influence of.
Past (prep.) Beyond, in time; after; as, past the hour.
Past (prep.) Above; exceeding; more than.
Past (adv.) By; beyond; as, he ran past.
Pate (a.) See Patte.
Pate (n.) A pie. See Patty.
Pate (n.) A kind of platform with a parapet, usually of an oval form, and generally erected in marshy grounds to cover a gate of a fortified place.
Pate (n.) The head of a person; the top, or crown, of the head.
Pate (n.) The skin of a calf's head.
Path (n.) A trodden way; a footway.
Path (n.) A way, course, or track, in which anything moves or has moved; route; passage; an established way; as, the path of a meteor, of a caravan, of a storm, of a pestilence. Also used figuratively, of a course of life or action.
Path (v. t.) To make a path in, or on (something), or for (some one).
Path (v. i.) To walk or go.
-ias (pl. ) of Pathopoela
Paul (n.) See Pawl.
Paul (n.) An Italian silver coin. See Paolo.
Paum (v. t. & i.) To palm off by fraud; to cheat at cards.
Pave (n.) The pavement.
Pave (v. t.) To lay or cover with stone, brick, or other material, so as to make a firm, level, or convenient surface for horses, carriages, or persons on foot, to travel on; to floor with brick, stone, or other solid material; as, to pave a street; to pave a court.
Pave (v. t.) Fig.: To make smooth, easy, and safe; to prepare, as a path or way; as, to pave the way to promotion; to pave the way for an enterprise.
Pavo (n.) A genus of birds, including the peacocks.
Pavo (n.) The Peacock, a constellation of the southern hemisphere.
Pawk (n.) A small lobster.
Pawl (n.) A pivoted tongue, or sliding bolt, on one part of a machine, adapted to fall into notches, or interdental spaces, on another part, as a ratchet wheel, in such a manner as to permit motion in one direction and prevent it in the reverse, as in a windlass; a catch, click, or detent. See Illust. of Ratchet Wheel.
Pawl (v. t.) To stop with a pawl; to drop the pawls off.
Pawn (n.) See Pan, the masticatory.
Pawn (n.) A man or piece of the lowest rank.
Pawn (n.) Anything delivered or deposited as security, as for the payment of money borrowed, or of a debt; a pledge. See Pledge, n., 1.
Pawn (n.) State of being pledged; a pledge for the fulfillment of a promise.
Pawn (n.) A stake hazarded in a wager.
Pawn (v. t.) To give or deposit in pledge, or as security for the payment of money borrowed; to put in pawn; to pledge; as, to pawn one's watch.
Pawn (v. t.) To pledge for the fulfillment of a promise; to stake; to risk; to wager; to hazard.
Paid (imp. & p. p.) of Pay
Payn (n.) Bread. Having
Raca (a.) A term of reproach used by the Jews of our Savior's time, meaning "worthless."
Race (v. t.) To raze.
Race (n.) A root.
Race (n.) The descendants of a common ancestor; a family, tribe, people, or nation, believed or presumed to belong to the same stock; a
Race (n.) Company; herd; breed.
Race (n.) A variety of such fixed character that it may be propagated by seed.
Race (n.) Peculiar flavor, taste, or strength, as of wine; that quality, or assemblage of qualities, which indicates origin or kind, as in wine; hence, characteristic flavor; smack.
Race (n.) Hence, characteristic quality or disposition.
Race (n.) A progress; a course; a movement or progression.
Race (n.) Esp., swift progress; rapid course; a running.
Race (n.) Hence: The act or process of running in competition; a contest of speed in any way, as in running, riding, driving, skating, rowing, sailing; in the plural, usually, a meeting for contests in the running of horses; as, he attended the races.
Race (n.) Competitive action of any kind, especially when prolonged; hence, career; course of life.
Race (n.) A strong or rapid current of water, or the channel or passage for such a current; a powerful current or heavy sea, sometimes produced by the meeting of two tides; as, the Portland Race; the Race of Alderney.
Race (n.) The current of water that turns a water wheel, or the channel in which it flows; a mill race.
Race (n.) A channel or guide along which a shuttle is driven back and forth, as in a loom, sewing machine, etc.
Race (v. i.) To run swiftly; to contend in a race; as, the animals raced over the ground; the ships raced from port to port.
Race (v. i.) To run too fast at times, as a marine engine or screw, when the screw is lifted out of water by the action of a heavy sea.
Race (v. t.) To cause to contend in a race; to drive at high speed; as, to race horses.
Race (v. t.) To run a race with.
Rach (n.) Alt. of Rache
Rack (n.) Same as Arrack.
Rack (n.) The neck and spine of a fore quarter of veal or mutton.
Rack (n.) A wreck; destruction.
Rack (n.) Thin, flying, broken clouds, or any portion of floating vapor in the sky.
Rack (v. i.) To fly, as vapor or broken clouds.
Rack (v.) To amble fast, causing a rocking or swaying motion of the body; to pace; -- said of a horse.
Rack (n.) A fast amble.
Rack (v. t.) To draw off from the lees or sediment, as wine.
Rack (a.) An instrument or frame used for stretching, extending, retaining, or displaying, something.
Rack (a.) An engine of torture, consisting of a large frame, upon which the body was gradually stretched until, sometimes, the joints were dislocated; -- formerly used judicially for extorting confessions from criminals or suspected persons.
Rack (a.) An instrument for bending a bow.
Rack (a.) A grate on which bacon is laid.
Rack (a.) A frame or device of various construction for holding, and preventing the waste of, hay, grain, etc., supplied to beasts.
Rack (a.) A frame on which articles are deposited for keeping or arranged for display; as, a clothes rack; a bottle rack, etc.
Rack (a.) A piece or frame of wood, having several sheaves, through which the running rigging passes; -- called also rack block. Also, a frame to hold shot.
Rack (a.) A frame or table on which ores are separated or washed.
Rack (a.) A frame fitted to a wagon for carrying hay, straw, or grain on the stalk, or other bulky loads.
Rack (a.) A distaff.
Rack (a.) A bar with teeth on its face, or edge, to work with those of a wheel, pinion, or worm, which is to drive it or be driven by it.
Rack (a.) That which is extorted; exaction.
Rack (v. t.) To extend by the application of force; to stretch or strain; specifically, to stretch on the rack or wheel; to torture by an engine which strains the limbs and pulls the joints.
Rack (v. t.) To torment; to torture; to affect with extreme pain or anguish.
Rack (v. t.) To stretch or strain, in a figurative sense; hence, to harass, or oppress by extortion.
Rack (v. t.) To wash on a rack, as metals or ore.
Rack (v. t.) To bind together, as two ropes, with cross turns of yarn, mar
Racy (superl.) Having a strong flavor indicating origin; of distinct characteristic taste; tasting of the soil; hence, fresh; rich.
Racy (superl.) Hence: Exciting to the mental taste by a strong or distinctive character of thought or language; peculiar and piquant; fresh and lively.
Rade (n.) A raid.
Raff (v. t.) To sweep, snatch, draw, or huddle together; to take by a promiscuous sweep.
Raff (n.) A promiscuous heap; a jumble; a large quantity; lumber; refuse.
Raff (n.) The sweepings of society; the rabble; the mob; -- chiefly used in the compound or duplicate, riffraff.
Raff (n.) A low fellow; a churl.
Raft () imp. & p. p. of Reave.
Raft (n.) A collection of logs, boards, pieces of timber, or the like, fastened together, either for their own collective conveyance on the water, or to serve as a support in conveying other things; a float.
Raft (n.) A collection of logs, fallen trees, etc. (such as is formed in some Western rivers of the United States), which obstructs navigation.
Raft (n.) A large collection of people or things taken indiscriminately.
Raft (v. t.) To transport on a raft, or in the form of a raft; to make into a raft; as, to raft timber.
Rage (n.) Violent excitement; eager passion; extreme vehemence of desire, emotion, or suffering, mastering the will.
Rage (n.) Especially, anger accompanied with raving; overmastering wrath; violent anger; fury.
Rage (n.) A violent or raging wind.
Rage (n.) The subject of eager desire; that which is sought after, or prosecuted, with unreasonable or excessive passion; as, to be all the rage.
Rage (n.) To be furious with anger; to be exasperated to fury; to be violently agitated with passion.
Rage (n.) To be violent and tumultuous; to be violently driven or agitated; to act or move furiously; as, the raging sea or winds.
Rage (n.) To ravage; to prevail without restraint, or with destruction or fatal effect; as, the plague raged in Cairo.
Rage (n.) To toy or act wantonly; to sport.
Rage (v. t.) To enrage.
Raia (n.) A genus of rays which includes the skates. See Skate.
Raid (n.) A hostile or predatory incursion; an inroad or incursion of mounted men; a sudden and rapid invasion by a cavalry force; a foray.
Raid (n.) An attack or invasion for the purpose of making arrests, seizing property, or plundering; as, a raid of the police upon a gambling house; a raid of contractors on the public treasury.
Raid (v. t.) To make a raid upon or into; as, two regiments raided the border counties.
Rail (n.) An outer cloak or covering; a neckerchief for women.
Rail (v. i.) To flow forth; to roll out; to course.
Rail (n.) A bar of timber or metal, usually horizontal or nearly so, extending from one post or support to another, as in fences, balustrades, staircases, etc.
Rail (n.) A horizontal piece in a frame or paneling. See Illust. of Style.
Rail (n.) A bar of steel or iron, forming part of the track on which the wheels roll. It is usually shaped with reference to vertical strength, and is held in place by chairs, splices, etc.
Rail (n.) The stout, narrow plank that forms the top of the bulwarks.
Rail (n.) The light, fencelike structures of wood or metal at the break of the deck, and elsewhere where such protection is needed.
Rail (v. t.) To inclose with rails or a railing.
Rail (v. t.) To range in a
Rail (v.) Any one of numerous species of limico
Rail (v. i.) To use insolent and reproachful language; to utter reproaches; to scoff; -- followed by at or against, formerly by on.
Rail (v. t.) To rail at.
Rail (v. t.) To move or influence by railing.
Rain (n. & v.) Reign.
Rain (n.) Water falling in drops from the clouds; the descent of water from the clouds in drops.
Rain (n.) To fall in drops from the clouds, as water; -- used mostly with it for a nominative; as, it rains.
Rain (n.) To fall or drop like water from the clouds; as, tears rained from their eyes.
Rain (v. t.) To pour or shower down from above, like rain from the clouds.
Rain (v. t.) To bestow in a profuse or abundant manner; as, to rain favors upon a person.
Raip (n.) A rope; also, a measure equal to a rod.
Rais (n.) Same as 2d Reis.
Raja (n.) Same as Rajah.
Rake (n.) An implement consisting of a headpiece having teeth, and a long handle at right angles to it, -- used for collecting hay, or other light things which are spread over a large surface, or for breaking and smoothing the earth.
Rake (n.) A toothed machine drawn by a horse, -- used for collecting hay or grain; a horserake.
Rake (n.) A fissure or mineral vein traversing the strata vertically, or nearly so; -- called also rake-vein.
Rake (v. t.) To collect with a rake; as, to rake hay; -- often with up; as, he raked up the fallen leaves.
Rake (v. t.) To collect or draw together with laborious industry; to gather from a wide space; to scrape together; as, to rake together wealth; to rake together slanderous tales; to rake together the rabble of a town.
Rake (v. t.) To pass a rake over; to scrape or scratch with a rake for the purpose of collecting and clearing off something, or for stirring up the soil; as, to rake a lawn; to rake a flower bed.
Rake (v. t.) To search through; to scour; to ransack.
Rake (v. t.) To scrape or scratch across; to pass over quickly and lightly, as a rake does.
Rake (v. t.) To enfilade; to fire in a direction with the length of; in naval engagements, to cannonade, as a ship, on the stern or head so that the balls range the whole length of the deck.
Rake (v. i.) To use a rake, as for searching or for collecting; to scrape; to search minutely.
Rake (v. i.) To pass with violence or rapidity; to scrape along.
Rake (n.) The inclination of anything from a perpendicular direction; as, the rake of a roof, a staircase, etc.
Rake (n.) the inclination of a mast or funnel, or, in general, of any part of a vessel not perpendicular to the keel.
Rake (v. i.) To inc
Rake (n.) A loose, disorderly, vicious man; a person addicted to lewdness and other scandalous vices; a debauchee; a roue.
Rake (v. i.) To walk about; to gad or ramble idly.
Rake (v. i.) To act the rake; to lead a dissolute, debauched life.
Rale (n.) An adventitious sound, usually of morbid origin, accompanying the normal respiratory sounds. See Rhonchus.
Ramp (v. i.) To spring; to leap; to bound; to rear; to prance; to become rampant; hence, to frolic; to romp.
Ramp (v. i.) To move by leaps, or as by leaps; hence, to move swiftly or with violence.
Ramp (v. i.) To climb, as a plant; to creep up.
Ramp (n.) A leap; a spring; a hostile advance.
Ramp (n.) A highwayman; a robber.
Ramp (n.) A romping woman; a prostitute.
Ramp (n.) Any sloping member, other than a purely constructional one, such as a continuous parapet to a staircase.
Ramp (n.) A short bend, slope, or curve, where a hand rail or cap changes its direction.
Ramp (n.) An inc
Rami (pl. ) of Ramus
Rana (n.) A genus of anurous batrachians, including the common frogs.
Rand (n.) A border; edge; margin.
Rand (n.) A long, fleshy piece, as of beef, cut from the flank or leg; a sort of steak.
Rand (n.) A thin inner sole for a shoe; also, a leveling slip of leather applied to the sole before attaching the heel.
Rand (v. i.) To rant; to storm.
Rang () imp. of Ring, v. t. & i.
Rani (n.) A queen or princess; the wife of a rajah.
Rank (superl.) Luxuriant in growth; of vigorous growth; exuberant; grown to immoderate height; as, rank grass; rank weeds.
Rank (superl.) Raised to a high degree; violent; extreme; gross; utter; as, rank heresy.
Rank (superl.) Causing vigorous growth; producing luxuriantly; very rich and fertile; as, rank land.
Rank (superl.) Strong-scented; rancid; musty; as, oil of a rank smell; rank-smelling rue.
Rank (superl.) Strong to the taste.
Rank (superl.) Inflamed with venereal appetite.
Rank (adv.) Rankly; stoutly; violently.
Rank (n. & v.) A row or
Rank (n. & v.) A
Rank (n. & v.) Grade of official standing, as in the army, navy, or nobility; as, the rank of general; the rank of admiral.
Rank (n. & v.) An aggregate of individuals classed together; a permanent social class; an order; a division; as, ranks and orders of men; the highest and the lowest ranks of men, or of other intelligent beings.
Rank (n. & v.) Degree of dignity, eminence, or excellence; position in civil or social life; station; degree; grade; as, a writer of the first rank; a lawyer of high rank.
Rank (n. & v.) Elevated grade or standing; high degree; high social position; distinction; eminence; as, a man of rank.
Rank (v. t.) To place abreast, or in a
Rank (v. t.) To range in a particular class, order, or division; to class; also, to dispose methodically; to place in suitable classes or order; to classify.
Rank (v. t.) To take rank of; to outrank.
Rank (v. i.) To be ranged; to be set or disposed, as in a particular degree, class, order, or division.
Rank (v. i.) To have a certain grade or degree of elevation in the orders of civil or military life; to have a certain degree of esteem or consideration; as, he ranks with the first class of poets; he ranks high in public estimation.
Rant (v. i.) To rave in violent, high-sounding, or extravagant language, without dignity of thought; to be noisy, boisterous, and bombastic in talk or declamation; as, a ranting preacher.
Rant (n.) High-sounding language, without importance or dignity of thought; boisterous, empty declamation; bombast; as, the rant of fanatics.
Rapt () of Rap
Rape (n.) Fruit, as grapes, plucked from the cluster.
Rape (n.) The refuse stems and skins of grapes or raisins from which the must has been expressed in wine making.
Rape (n.) A filter containing the above refuse, used in clarifying and perfecting malt, vinegar, etc.
Rape (n.) The act of seizing and carrying away by force; violent seizure; robbery.
Rape (n.) Sexual connection with a woman without her consent. See Age of consent, under Consent, n.
Rape (n.) That which is snatched away.
Rape (n.) Movement, as in snatching; haste; hurry.
Rape (v. t.) To commit rape upon; to ravish.
Rape (v. i.) To rob; to pillage.
Rape (n.) One of six divisions of the county of Sussex, England, intermediate between a hundred and a shire.
Rape (n.) A name given to a variety or to varieties of a plant of the turnip kind, grown for seeds and herbage. The seeds are used for the production of rape oil, and to a limited extent for the food of cage birds.
Rapt () imp. & p. p. of Rap, to snatch away.
Rapt (a.) Snatched away; hurried away or along.
Rapt (a.) Transported with love, admiration, delight, etc.; enraptured.
Rapt (a.) Wholly absorbed or engrossed, as in work or meditation.
Rapt (a.) An ecstasy; a trance.
Rapt (a.) Rapidity.
Rapt (v. t.) To transport or ravish.
Rapt (v. t.) To carry away by force.
Rare (a.) Early.
Rare (superl.) Nearly raw; partially cooked; not thoroughly cooked; underdone; as, rare beef or mutton.
Rare (superl.) Not frequent; seldom met with or occurring; unusual; as, a rare event.
Rare (superl.) Of an uncommon nature; unusually excellent; valuable to a degree seldom found.
Rare (superl.) Thinly scattered; dispersed.
Rare (superl.) Characterized by wide separation of parts; of loose texture; not thick or dense; thin; as, a rare atmosphere at high elevations.
Rase (v. t.) To rub along the surface of; to graze.
Rase (v. t.) To rub or scratch out; to erase.
Rase (v. t.) To level with the ground; to overthrow; to destroy; to raze.
Rase (v. i.) To be leveled with the ground; to fall; to suffer overthrow.
Rase (n.) A scratching out, or erasure.
Rase (n.) A slight wound; a scratch.
Rase (n.) A way of measuring in which the commodity measured was made even with the top of the measuring vessel by rasing, or striking off, all that was above it.
Rash (v. t.) To pull off or pluck violently.
Rash (v. t.) To slash; to hack; to cut; to slice.
Rash (n.) A fine eruption or efflorescence on the body, with little or no elevation.
Rash (n.) An inferior kind of silk, or mixture of silk and worsted.
Rash (superl.) Sudden in action; quick; hasty.
Rash (superl.) Requiring sudden action; pressing; urgent.
Rash (superl.) Esp., overhasty in counsel or action; precipitate; resolving or entering on a project or measure without due deliberation and caution; opposed to prudent; said of persons; as, a rash statesman or commander.
Rash (superl.) Uttered or undertaken with too much haste or too little reflection; as, rash words; rash measures.
Rash (superl.) So dry as to fall out of the ear with handling, as corn.
Rash (v. t.) To prepare with haste.
Rasp (v. t.) To rub or file with a rasp; to rub or grate with a rough file; as, to rasp wood to make it smooth; to rasp bones to powder.
Rasp (v. t.) Hence, figuratively: To grate harshly upon; to offend by coarse or rough treatment or language; as, some sounds rasp the ear; his insults rasped my temper.
Rasp (v.) A coarse file, on which the cutting prominences are distinct points raised by the oblique stroke of a sharp punch, instead of
Rasp (v.) The raspberry.
Rata (n.) A New Zealand forest tree (Metrosideros robusta), also, its hard dark red wood, used by the Maoris for paddles and war clubs.
Rate (v. t. & i.) To chide with vehemence; to scold; to censure violently.
Rate (n.) Established portion or measure; fixed allowance.
Rate (n.) That which is established as a measure or criterion; degree; standard; rank; proportion; ratio; as, a slow rate of movement; rate of interest is the ratio of the interest to the principal, per annum.
Rate (n.) Valuation; price fixed with relation to a standard; cost; charge; as, high or low rates of transportation.
Rate (n.) A tax or sum assessed by authority on property for public use, according to its income or value; esp., in England, a local tax; as, parish rates; town rates.
Rate (n.) Order; arrangement.
Rate (n.) Ratification; approval.
Rate (n.) The gain or loss of a timepiece in a unit of time; as, daily rate; hourly rate; etc.
Rate (n.) The order or class to which a war vessel belongs, determined according to its size, armament, etc.; as, first rate, second rate, etc.
Rate (n.) The class of a merchant vessel for marine insurance, determined by its relative safety as a risk, as A1, A2, etc.
Rate (v. t.) To set a certain estimate on; to value at a certain price or degree.
Rate (v. t.) To assess for the payment of a rate or tax.
Rate (v. t.) To settle the relative scale, rank, position, amount, value, or quality of; as, to rate a ship; to rate a seaman; to rate a pension.
Rate (v. t.) To ratify.
Rate (v. i.) To be set or considered in a class; to have rank; as, the ship rates as a ship of the
Rate (v. i.) To make an estimate.
Rath (n.) A hill or mound.
Rath (n.) A kind of ancient fortification found in Ireland.
Rath (a.) Alt. of Rathe
Rath (adv.) Alt. of Rathe
Rave () imp. of Rive.
Rave (n.) One of the upper side pieces of the frame of a wagon body or a sleigh.
Rave (v. i.) To wander in mind or intellect; to be delirious; to talk or act irrationally; to be wild, furious, or raging, as a madman.
Rave (v. i.) To rush wildly or furiously.
Rave (v. i.) To talk with unreasonable enthusiasm or excessive passion or excitement; -- followed by about, of, or on; as, he raved about her beauty.
Rave (v. t.) To utter in madness or frenzy; to say wildly; as, to rave nonsense.
Raze (n.) A Shakespearean word (used once) supposed to mean the same as race, a root.
Raze (v. t.) To erase; to efface; to obliterate.
Raze (v. t.) To subvert from the foundation; to lay level with the ground; to overthrow; to destroy; to demolish.
Saan (n. pl.) Same as Bushmen.
Sack (n.) A name formerly given to various dry Spanish wines.
Sack (n.) A bag for holding and carrying goods of any kind; a receptacle made of some kind of pliable material, as cloth, leather, and the like; a large pouch.
Sack (n.) A measure of varying capacity, according to local usage and the substance. The American sack of salt is 215 pounds; the sack of wheat, two bushels.
Sack (n.) Originally, a loosely hanging garment for women, worn like a cloak about the shoulders, and serving as a decorative appendage to the gown; now, an outer garment with sleeves, worn by women; as, a dressing sack.
Sack (n.) A sack coat; a kind of coat worn by men, and extending from top to bottom without a cross seam.
Sack (n.) See 2d Sac, 2.
Sack (n.) Bed.
Sack (v. t.) To put in a sack; to bag; as, to sack corn.
Sack (v. t.) To bear or carry in a sack upon the back or the shoulders.
Sack (n.) The pillage or plunder, as of a town or city; the storm and plunder of a town; devastation; ravage.
Sack (v. t.) To plunder or pillage, as a town or city; to devastate; to ravage.
-ria (pl. ) of Sacrarium
Sacs (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians, which, together with the Foxes, formerly occupied the region about Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Sadh (n.) A member of a monotheistic sect of Hindoos. Sadhs resemble the Quakers in many respects.
Sadr (n.) A plant of the genus Ziziphus (Z. lotus); -- so called by the Arabs of Barbary, who use its berries for food. See Lotus (b).
Safe (superl.) Free from harm, injury, or risk; untouched or unthreatened by danger or injury; unharmed; unhurt; secure; whole; as, safe from disease; safe from storms; safe from foes.
Safe (superl.) Conferring safety; securing from harm; not exposing to danger; confining securely; to be relied upon; not dangerous; as, a safe harbor; a safe bridge, etc.
Safe (superl.) Incapable of doing harm; no longer dangerous; in secure care or custody; as, the prisoner is safe.
Safe (n.) A place for keeping things in safety.
Safe (n.) A strong and fireproof receptacle (as a movable chest of steel, etc., or a closet or vault of brickwork) for containing money, valuable papers, or the like.
Safe (n.) A ventilated or refrigerated chest or closet for securing provisions from noxious animals or insects.
Safe (v. t.) To render safe; to make right.
Saga (n.) A Scandinavian legend, or heroic or mythic tradition, among the Norsemen and kindred people; a northern European popular historical or religious tale of olden time.
Sage (n.) A suffruticose labiate plant (Salvia officinalis) with grayish green foliage, much used in flavoring meats, etc. The name is often extended to the whole genus, of which many species are cultivated for ornament, as the scarlet sage, and Mexican red and blue sage.
Sage (n.) The sagebrush.
Sage (superl.) Having nice discernment and powers of judging; prudent; grave; sagacious.
Sage (superl.) Proceeding from wisdom; well judged; shrewd; well adapted to the purpose.
Sage (superl.) Grave; serious; solemn.
Sage (n.) A wise man; a man of gravity and wisdom; especially, a man venerable for years, and of sound judgment and prudence; a grave philosopher.
Sago (n.) A dry granulated starch imported from the East Indies, much used for making puddings and as an article of diet for the sick; also, as starch, for stiffening textile fabrics. It is prepared from the stems of several East Indian and Malayan palm trees, but chiefly from the Metroxylon Sagu; also from several cycadaceous plants (Cycas revoluta, Zamia integrifolia, etc.).
Saga (pl. ) of Sagum
Sagy (a.) Full of sage; seasoned with sage.
Saic (n.) A kind of ketch very common in the Levant, which has neither topgallant sail nor mizzen topsail.
Said () imp. & p. p. of Say.
Said (a.) Before-mentioned; already spoken of or specified; aforesaid; -- used chiefly in legal style.
Sail (n.) An extent of canvas or other fabric by means of which the wind is made serviceable as a power for propelling vessels through the water.
Sail (n.) Anything resembling a sail, or regarded as a sail.
Sail (n.) A wing; a van.
Sail (n.) The extended surface of the arm of a windmill.
Sail (n.) A sailing vessel; a vessel of any kind; a craft.
Sail (n.) A passage by a sailing vessel; a journey or excursion upon the water.
Sail (n.) To be impelled or driven forward by the action of wind upon sails, as a ship on water; to be impelled on a body of water by the action of steam or other power.
Sail (n.) To move through or on the water; to swim, as a fish or a water fowl.
Sail (n.) To be conveyed in a vessel on water; to pass by water; as, they sailed from London to Canton.
Sail (n.) To set sail; to begin a voyage.
Sail (n.) To move smoothly through the air; to glide through the air without apparent exertion, as a bird.
Sail (v. t.) To pass or move upon, as in a ship, by means of sails; hence, to move or journey upon (the water) by means of steam or other force.
Sail (v. t.) To fly through; to glide or move smoothly through.
Sail (v. t.) To direct or manage the motion of, as a vessel; as, to sail one's own ship.
Saim (n.) Lard; grease.
Sain (p. p.) Said.
Sain (v. t.) To sanctify; to bless so as to protect from evil influence.
Sake (n.) Final cause; end; purpose of obtaining; cause; motive; reason; interest; concern; account; regard or respect; -- used chiefly in such phrases as, for the sake of, for his sake, for man's sake, for mercy's sake, and the like; as, to commit crime for the sake of gain; to go abroad for the sake of one's health.
Saki (n.) Any one of several species of South American monkeys of the genus Pithecia. They have large ears, and a long hairy tail which is not prehensile.
Saki (n.) The alcoholic drink of Japan. It is made from rice.
Sale (n.) See 1st Sallow.
Sale (v. t.) The act of selling; the transfer of property, or a contract to transfer the ownership of property, from one person to another for a valuable consideration, or for a price in money.
Sale (v. t.) Opportunity of selling; demand; market.
Sale (v. t.) Public disposal to the highest bidder, or exposure of goods in market; auction.
Salm (n.) Psalm.
Salp (n.) Any species of Salpa, or of the family Salpidae.
Salt (n.) The chloride of sodium, a substance used for seasoning food, for the preservation of meat, etc. It is found native in the earth, and is also produced, by evaporation and crystallization, from sea water and other water impregnated with sa
Salt (n.) Hence, flavor; taste; savor; smack; seasoning.
Salt (n.) Hence, also, piquancy; wit; sense; as, Attic salt.
Salt (n.) A dish for salt at table; a saltcellar.
Salt (n.) A sailor; -- usually qualified by old.
Salt (n.) The neutral compound formed by the union of an acid and a base; thus, sulphuric acid and iron form the salt sulphate of iron or green vitriol.
Salt (n.) Fig.: That which preserves from corruption or error; that which purifies; a corrective; an antiseptic; also, an allowance or deduction; as, his statements must be taken with a grain of salt.
Salt (n.) Any mineral salt used as an aperient or cathartic, especially Epsom salts, Rochelle salt, or Glauber's salt.
Salt (n.) Marshes flooded by the tide.
Salt (n.) Of or relating to salt; abounding in, or containing, salt; prepared or preserved with, or tasting of, salt; salted; as, salt beef; salt water.
Salt (n.) Overflowed with, or growing in, salt water; as, a salt marsh; salt grass.
Salt (n.) Fig.: Bitter; sharp; pungent.
Salt (n.) Fig.: Salacious; lecherous; lustful.
Salt (v. t.) To sprinkle, impregnate, or season with salt; to preserve with salt or in brine; to supply with salt; as, to salt fish, beef, or pork; to salt cattle.
Salt (v. t.) To fill with salt between the timbers and planks, as a ship, for the preservation of the timber.
Salt (v. i.) To deposit salt as a sa
Salt (n.) The act of leaping or jumping; a leap.
Same (v. i.) Not different or other; not another or others; identical; unchanged.
Same (v. i.) Of like kind, species, sort, dimensions, or the like; not differing in character or in the quality or qualities compared; corresponding; not discordant; similar; like.
Same (v. i.) Just mentioned, or just about to be mentioned.
Samp (n.) An article of food consisting of maize broken or bruised, which is cooked by boiling, and usually eaten with milk; coarse hominy.
Sand (n.) Fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form of loose grains, which are not coherent when wet.
Sand (n.) A single particle of such stone.
Sand (n.) The sand in the hourglass; hence, a moment or interval of time; the term or extent of one's life.
Sand (n.) Tracts of land consisting of sand, like the deserts of Arabia and Africa; also, extensive tracts of sand exposed by the ebb of the tide.
Sand (n.) Courage; pluck; grit.
Sand (v. t.) To sprinkle or cover with sand.
Sand (v. t.) To drive upon the sand.
Sand (v. t.) To bury (oysters) beneath drifting sand or mud.
Sand (v. t.) To mix with sand for purposes of fraud; as, to sand sugar.
Sane (a.) Being in a healthy condition; not deranged; acting rationally; -- said of the mind.
Sane (a.) Mentally sound; possessing a rational mind; having the mental faculties in such condition as to be able to anticipate and judge of the effect of one's actions in an ordinary maner; -- said of persons.
Sang () imp. of Sing.
Sank () imp. of Sink.
Sans (prep.) Without; deprived or destitute of. Rarely used as an English word.
Sard (n.) A variety of carnelian, of a rich reddish yellow or brownish red color. See the Note under Chalcedony.
Sari (n.) Same as Saree.
Sark (n.) A shirt.
Sark (v. t.) To cover with sarking, or thin boards.
Sarn (n.) A pavement or stepping-stone.
Sart (n.) An assart, or clearing.
Sash (n.) A scarf or band worn about the waist, over the shoulder, or otherwise; a belt; a girdle, -- worn by women and children as an ornament; also worn as a badge of distinction by military officers, members of societies, etc.
Sash (v. t.) To adorn with a sash or scarf.
Sash (n.) The framing in which the panes of glass are set in a glazed window or door, including the narrow bars between the panes.
Sash (n.) In a sawmill, the rectangular frame in which the saw is strained and by which it is carried up and down with a reciprocating motion; -- also called gate.
Sash (v. t.) To furnish with a sash or sashes; as, to sash a door or a window.
Sate (v. t.) To satisfy the desire or appetite of; to satiate; to glut; to surfeit.
Sate () imp. of Sit.
Sauf (a.) Safe.
Sauf (conj. & prep.) Save; except.
Sauh () imp. sing. of See.
Saul (n.) Soul.
Saul (n.) Same as Sal, the tree.
Saur (n.) Soil; dirt; dirty water; urine from a cowhouse.
Saut (n.) Alt. of Saute
Save (n.) The herb sage, or salvia.
Save (a.) To make safe; to procure the safety of; to preserve from injury, destruction, or evil of any kind; to rescue from impending danger; as, to save a house from the flames.
Save (a.) Specifically, to deliver from sin and its penalty; to rescue from a state of condemnation and spiritual death, and bring into a state of spiritual life.
Save (a.) To keep from being spent or lost; to secure from waste or expenditure; to lay up; to reserve.
Save (a.) To rescue from something undesirable or hurtful; to prevent from doing something; to spare.
Save (a.) To hinder from doing, suffering, or happening; to obviate the necessity of; to prevent; to spare.
Save (a.) To hold possession or use of; to escape loss of.
Save (v. i.) To avoid unnecessary expense or expenditure; to prevent waste; to be economical.
Save (a.) Except; excepting; not including; leaving out; deducting; reserving; saving.
Save (conj.) Except; unless.
Sawn () of Saw
Said (imp. & p. p.) of Say
Taas (n.) A heap. See Tas.
Tabu (n. & v.) See Taboo.
Tace (n.) The cross, or church, of St. Antony. See Illust. (6), under Cross, n.
Tace (n.) See Tasse.
Tack (n.) A stain; a tache.
Tack (n.) A peculiar flavor or taint; as, a musty tack.
Tack (n.) A small, short, sharp-pointed nail, usually having a broad, flat head.
Tack (n.) That which is attached; a supplement; an appendix. See Tack, v. t., 3.
Tack (v. t.) A rope used to hold in place the foremost lower corners of the courses when the vessel is closehauled (see Illust. of Ship); also, a rope employed to pull the lower corner of a studding sail to the boom.
Tack (v. t.) The part of a sail to which the tack is usually fastened; the foremost lower corner of fore-and-aft sails, as of schooners (see Illust. of Sail).
Tack (v. t.) The direction of a vessel in regard to the trim of her sails; as, the starboard tack, or port tack; -- the former when she is closehauled with the wind on her starboard side; hence, the run of a vessel on one tack; also, a change of direction.
Tack (v. t.) A contract by which the use of a thing is set, or let, for hire; a lease.
Tack (v. t.) Confidence; reliance.
Tack (v. t.) To fasten or attach.
Tack (v. t.) Especially, to attach or secure in a slight or hasty manner, as by stitching or nailing; as, to tack together the sheets of a book; to tack one piece of cloth to another; to tack on a board or shingle; to tack one piece of metal to another by drops of solder.
Tack (v. t.) In parliamentary usage, to add (a supplement) to a bill; to append; -- often with on or to.
Tack (v. t.) To change the direction of (a vessel) when sailing closehauled, by putting the helm alee and shifting the tacks and sails so that she will proceed to windward nearly at right angles to her former course.
Tack (v. i.) To change the direction of a vessel by shifting the position of the helm and sails; also (as said of a vessel), to have her direction changed through the shifting of the helm and sails. See Tack, v. t., 4.
Tact (n.) The sense of touch; feeling.
Tact (n.) The stroke in beating time.
Tact (n.) Sensitive mental touch; peculiar skill or faculty; nice perception or discernment; ready power of appreciating and doing what is required by circumstances.
Tael (n.) A denomination of money, in China, worth nearly six shillings sterling, or about a dollar and forty cents; also, a weight of one ounce and a third.
Taen () Alt. of Ta'en
Taha (n.) The African rufous-necked weaver bird (Hyphantornis texor).
Tahr (n.) Same as Thar.
Tail (n.) Limitation; abridgment.
Tail (a.) Limited; abridged; reduced; curtailed; as, estate tail.
Tail (n.) The terminal, and usually flexible, posterior appendage of an animal.
Tail (n.) Any long, flexible terminal appendage; whatever resembles, in shape or position, the tail of an animal, as a catkin.
Tail (n.) Hence, the back, last, lower, or inferior part of anything, -- as opposed to the head, or the superior part.
Tail (n.) A train or company of attendants; a retinue.
Tail (n.) The side of a coin opposite to that which bears the head, effigy, or date; the reverse; -- rarely used except in the expression "heads or tails," employed when a coin is thrown up for the purpose of deciding some point by its fall.
Tail (n.) The distal tendon of a muscle.
Tail (n.) A downy or feathery appendage to certain achenes. It is formed of the permanent elongated style.
Tail (n.) A portion of an incision, at its beginning or end, which does not go through the whole thickness of the skin, and is more painful than a complete incision; -- called also tailing.
Tail (n.) One of the strips at the end of a bandage formed by splitting the bandage one or more times.
Tail (n.) A rope spliced to the strap of a block, by which it may be lashed to anything.
Tail (n.) The part of a note which runs perpendicularly upward or downward from the head; the stem.
Tail (n.) Same as Tailing, 4.
Tail (n.) The bottom or lower portion of a member or part, as a slate or tile.
Tail (n.) See Tailing, n., 5.
Tail (v. t.) To follow or hang to, like a tail; to be attached closely to, as that which can not be evaded.
Tail (v. t.) To pull or draw by the tail.
Tail (v. i.) To hold by the end; -- said of a timber when it rests upon a wall or other support; -- with in or into.
Tail (v. i.) To swing with the stern in a certain direction; -- said of a vessel at anchor; as, this vessel tails down stream.
Tain (n.) Thin tin plate; also, tin foil for mirrors.
Tait (n.) A small nocturnal and arboreal Australian marsupial (Tarsipes rostratus) about the size of a mouse. It has a long muzzle, a long tongue, and very few teeth, and feeds upon honey and insects. Called also noolbenger.
Take (p. p.) Taken.
Took (imp.) of Take
Take (v. t.) In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands, or otherwise; to grasp; to get into one's hold or possession; to procure; to seize and carry away; to convey.
Take (v. t.) To obtain possession of by force or artifice; to get the custody or control of; to reduce into subjection to one's power or will; to capture; to seize; to make prisoner; as, to take am army, a city, or a ship; also, to come upon or befall; to fasten on; to attack; to seize; -- said of a disease, misfortune, or the like.
Take (v. t.) To gain or secure the interest or affection of; to captivate; to engage; to interest; to charm.
Take (v. t.) To make selection of; to choose; also, to turn to; to have recourse to; as, to take the road to the right.
Take (v. t.) To employ; to use; to occupy; hence, to demand; to require; as, it takes so much cloth to make a coat.
Take (v. t.) To form a likeness of; to copy; to de
Take (v. t.) To draw; to deduce; to derive.
Take (v. t.) To assume; to adopt; to acquire, as shape; to permit to one's self; to indulge or engage in; to yield to; to have or feel; to enjoy or experience, as rest, revenge, delight, shame; to form and adopt, as a resolution; -- used in general senses, limited by a following complement, in many idiomatic phrases; as, to take a resolution; I take the liberty to say.
Take (v. t.) To lead; to conduct; as, to take a child to church.
Take (v. t.) To carry; to convey; to deliver to another; to hand over; as, he took the book to the bindery.
Take (v. t.) To remove; to withdraw; to deduct; -- with from; as, to take the breath from one; to take two from four.
Take (v. t.) In a somewhat passive sense, to receive; to bear; to endure; to acknowledge; to accept.
Take (v. t.) To accept, as something offered; to receive; not to refuse or reject; to admit.
Take (v. t.) To receive as something to be eaten or dronk; to partake of; to swallow; as, to take food or wine.
Take (v. t.) Not to refuse or balk at; to undertake readily; to clear; as, to take a hedge or fence.
Take (v. t.) To bear without ill humor or resentment; to submit to; to tolerate; to endure; as, to take a joke; he will take an affront from no man.
Take (v. t.) To admit, as, something presented to the mind; not to dispute; to allow; to accept; to receive in thought; to entertain in opinion; to understand; to interpret; to regard or look upon; to consider; to suppose; as, to take a thing for granted; this I take to be man's motive; to take men for spies.
Take (v. t.) To accept the word or offer of; to receive and accept; to bear; to submit to; to enter into agreement with; -- used in general senses; as, to take a form or shape.
Take (v. i.) To take hold; to fix upon anything; to have the natural or intended effect; to accomplish a purpose; as, he was inoculated, but the virus did not take.
Take (v. i.) To please; to gain reception; to succeed.
Take (v. i.) To move or direct the course; to resort; to betake one's self; to proceed; to go; -- usually with to; as, the fox, being hard pressed, took to the hedge.
Take (v. i.) To admit of being pictured, as in a photograph; as, his face does not take well.
Take (n.) That which is taken; especially, the quantity of fish captured at one haul or catch.
Take (n.) The quantity or copy given to a compositor at one time.
Talc (n.) A soft mineral of a soapy feel and a greenish, whitish, or grayish color, usually occurring in foliated masses. It is hydrous silicate of magnesia. Steatite, or soapstone, is a compact granular variety.
Tale (n.) See Tael.
Tale (v. i.) That which is told; an oral relation or recital; any rehearsal of what has occured; narrative; discourse; statement; history; story.
Tale (v. i.) A number told or counted off; a reckoning by count; an enumeration; a count, in distinction from measure or weight; a number reckoned or stated.
Tale (v. i.) A count or declaration.
Tale (v. i.) To tell stories.
Talk (n.) To utter words; esp., to converse familiarly; to speak, as in familiar discourse, when two or more persons interchange thoughts.
Talk (n.) To confer; to reason; to consult.
Talk (n.) To prate; to speak impertinently.
Talk (v. t.) To speak freely; to use for conversing or communicating; as, to talk French.
Talk (v. t.) To deliver in talking; to speak; to utter; to make a subject of conversation; as, to talk nonsense; to talk politics.
Talk (v. t.) To consume or spend in talking; -- often followed by away; as, to talk away an evening.
Talk (v. t.) To cause to be or become by talking.
Talk (n.) The act of talking; especially, familiar converse; mutual discourse; that which is uttered, especially in familiar conversation, or the mutual converse of two or more.
Talk (n.) Report; rumor; as, to hear talk of war.
Talk (n.) Subject of discourse; as, his achievment is the talk of the town.
Tall (superl.) High in stature; having a considerable, or an unusual, extension upward; long and comparatively slender; having the diameter or lateral extent small in proportion to the height; as, a tall person, tree, or mast.
Tall (superl.) Brave; bold; courageous.
Tall (superl.) Fine; splendid; excellent; also, extravagant; excessive.
Tali (pl. ) of Talus
Tame (v. t.) To broach or enter upon; to taste, as a liquor; to divide; to distribute; to deal out.
Tame (superl.) Reduced from a state of native wildness and shyness; accustomed to man; domesticated; domestic; as, a tame deer, a tame bird.
Tame (superl.) Crushed; subdued; depressed; spiritless.
Tame (superl.) Deficient in spirit or animation; spiritless; dull; flat; insipid; as, a tame poem; tame scenery.
Tame (a.) To reduce from a wild to a domestic state; to make gentle and familiar; to reclaim; to domesticate; as, to tame a wild beast.
Tame (a.) To subdue; to conquer; to repress; as, to tame the pride or passions of youth.
Tamp (v. t.) In blasting, to plug up with clay, earth, dry sand, sod, or other material, as a hole bored in a rock, in order to prevent the force of the explosion from being misdirected.
Tamp (v. t.) To drive in or down by frequent gentle strokes; as, to tamp earth so as to make a smooth place.
Tana (n.) Same as Banxring.
Tang (n.) A coarse blackish seaweed (Fuscus nodosus).
Tang (n.) A strong or offensive taste; especially, a taste of something extraneous to the thing itself; as, wine or cider has a tang of the cask.
Tang (n.) Fig.: A sharp, specific flavor or tinge. Cf. Tang a twang.
Tang (n.) A projecting part of an object by means of which it is secured to a handle, or to some other part; anything resembling a tongue in form or position.
Tang (n.) The part of a knife, fork, file, or other small instrument, which is inserted into the handle.
Tang (n.) The projecting part of the breech of a musket barrel, by which the barrel is secured to the stock.
Tang (n.) The part of a sword blade to which the handle is fastened.
Tang (n.) The tongue of a buckle.
Tang (n.) A sharp, twanging sound; an unpleasant tone; a twang.
Tang (v. t.) To cause to ring or sound loudly; to ring.
Tang (v. i.) To make a ringing sound; to ring.
Tank (n.) A small Indian dry measure, averaging 240 grains in weight; also, a Bombay weight of 72 grains, for pearls.
Tank (n.) A large basin or cistern; an artificial receptacle for liquids.
Tant (n.) A small scarlet arachnid.
Tapa (n.) A kind of cloth prepared by the Polynesians from the inner bark of the paper mulberry; -- sometimes called also kapa.
Tape (n.) A narrow fillet or band of cotton or
Tape (n.) A tape
Tare (imp.) Tore.
Tare (n.) A weed that grows among wheat and other grain; -- alleged by modern naturalists to be the Lolium temulentum, or darnel.
Tare (n.) A name of several climbing or diffuse leguminous herbs of the genus Vicia; especially, the V. sativa, sometimes grown for fodder.
Tare (n.) Deficientcy in the weight or quantity of goods by reason of the weight of the cask, bag, or whatever contains the commodity, and is weighed with it; hence, the allowance or abatement of a certain weight or quantity which the seller makes to the buyer on account of the weight of such cask, bag, etc.
Tare (v. t.) To ascertain or mark the tare of (goods).
Tarn (n.) A mountain lake or pool.
Taro (n.) A name for several aroid plants (Colocasia antiquorum, var. esculenta, Colocasia macrorhiza, etc.), and their rootstocks. They have large ovate-sagittate leaves and large fleshy rootstocks, which are cooked and used for food in tropical countries.
Tart (v. t.) Sharp to the taste; acid; sour; as, a tart apple.
Tart (v. t.) Fig.: Sharp; keen; severe; as, a tart reply; tart language; a tart rebuke.
Tart (n.) A species of small open pie, or piece of pastry, containing jelly or conserve; a sort of fruit pie.
Task (v.) Labor or study imposed by another, often in a definite quantity or amount.
Task (v.) Business; employment; undertaking; labor.
Task (v. t.) To impose a task upon; to assign a definite amount of business, labor, or duty to.
Task (v. t.) To oppress with severe or excessive burdens; to tax.
Task (v. t.) To charge; to tax; as with a fault.
Tath (obs.) 3d pers. sing. pres. of Ta, to take.
Tath (n.) Dung, or droppings of cattle.
Tath (n.) The luxuriant grass growing about the droppings of cattle in a pasture.
Tath (v. t.) To manure (land) by pasturing cattle on it, or causing them to lie upon it.
Tatt (v. t. & i.) To make (anything) by tatting; to work at tatting; as, tatted edging.
Tatu (n.) Same as Tatou.
Taur (n.) The constellation Taurus.
Taut (a.) Tight; stretched; not slack; -- said esp. of a rope that is tightly strained.
Taut (a.) Snug; close; firm; secure.
Taws (n.) A leather lash, or other instrument of punishment, used by a schoolmaster.
Vade (v. i.) To fade; hence, to vanish.
Vail (n. & v. t.) Same as Veil.
Vail (n.) Avails; profit; return; proceeds.
Vail (n.) An unexpected gain or acquisition; a casual advantage or benefit; a windfall.
Vail (n.) Money given to servants by visitors; a gratuity; -- usually in the plural.
Vail (v. t.) To let fail; to allow or cause to sink.
Vail (v. t.) To lower, or take off, in token of inferiority, reverence, submission, or the like.
Vail (v. i.) To yield or recede; to give place; to show respect by yielding, uncovering, or the like.
Vail (n.) Submission; dec
Vain (superl.) Having no real substance, value, or importance; empty; void; worthless; unsatisfying.
Vain (superl.) Destitute of forge or efficacy; effecting no purpose; fruitless; ineffectual; as, vain toil; a vain attempt.
Vain (superl.) Proud of petty things, or of trifling attainments; having a high opinion of one's own accomplishments with slight reason; conceited; puffed up; inflated.
Vain (superl.) Showy; ostentatious.
Vain (n.) Vanity; emptiness; -- now used only in the phrase in vain.
Vair (n.) The skin of the squirrel, much used in the fourteenth century as fur for garments, and frequently mentioned by writers of that period in describing the costly dresses of kings, nobles, and prelates. It is represented in heraldry by a series of small shields placed close together, and alternately white and blue.
Vale (n.) A tract of low ground, or of land between hills; a valley.
Vale (n.) See 2d Vail, 3.
Vamp (v. i.) To advance; to travel.
Vamp (n.) The part of a boot or shoe above the sole and welt, and in front of the ankle seam; an upper.
Vamp (n.) Any piece added to an old thing to give it a new appearance. See Vamp, v. t.
Vamp (v. t.) To provide, as a shoe, with new upper leather; hence, to piece, as any old thing, with a new part; to repair; to patch; -- often followed by up.
Vane (n.) A contrivance attached to some elevated object for the purpose of showing which way the wind blows; a weathercock. It is usually a plate or strip of metal, or slip of wood, often cut into some fanciful form, and placed upon a perpendicular axis around which it moves freely.
Vane (n.) Any flat, extended surface attached to an axis and moved by the wind; as, the vane of a windmill; hence, a similar fixture of any form moved in or by water, air, or other fluid; as, the vane of a screw propeller, a fan blower, an anemometer, etc.
Vane (n.) The rhachis and web of a feather taken together.
Vane (n.) One of the sights of a compass, quadrant, etc.
Vang (n.) A rope to steady the peak of a gaff.
Vant (v. i.) See Vaunt.
Vara (n.) A Spanish measure of length equal to about one yard. The vara now in use equals 33.385 inches.
Vare (n.) A wand or staff of authority or justice.
Vare (n.) A weasel.
Vari (n.) The ringtailed lemur (Lemur catta) of Madagascar. Its long tail is annulated with black and white.
Vark (n.) The bush hog, or boshvark.
Vary (v. t.) To change the aspect of; to alter in form, appearance, substance, position, or the like; to make different by a partial change; to modify; as, to vary the properties, proportions, or nature of a thing; to vary a posture or an attitude; to vary one's dress or opinions.
Vary (v. t.) To change to something else; to transmute; to exchange; to alternate.
Vary (v. t.) To make of different kinds; to make different from one another; to diversity; to variegate.
Vary (v. t.) To embellish; to change fancifully; to present under new aspects, as of form, key, measure, etc. See Variation, 4.
Vary (v. i.) To alter, or be altered, in any manner; to suffer a partial change; to become different; to be modified; as, colors vary in different lights.
Vary (v. i.) To differ, or be different; to be unlike or diverse; as, the laws of France vary from those of England.
Vary (v. i.) To alter or change in succession; to alternate; as, one mathematical quantity varies inversely as another.
Vary (v. i.) To deviate; to depart; to swerve; -- followed by from; as, to vary from the law, or from reason.
Vary (v. i.) To disagree; to be at variance or in dissension; as, men vary in opinion.
Vary (n.) Alteration; change.
Vasa (pl. ) of Vas
Vase (n.) A vessel adapted for various domestic purposes, and anciently for sacrificial uses; especially, a vessel of antique or elegant pattern used for ornament; as, a porcelain vase; a gold vase; a Grecian vase. See Illust. of Portland vase, under Portland.
Vase (n.) A vessel similar to that described in the first definition above, or the representation of one in a solid block of stone, or the like, used for an ornament, as on a terrace or in a garden. See Illust. of Niche.
Vase (n.) The body, or naked ground, of the Corinthian and Composite capital; -- called also tambour, and drum.
Vase (n.) The calyx of a plant.
Vast (superl.) Waste; desert; desolate; lonely.
Vast (superl.) Of great extent; very spacious or large; also, huge in bulk; immense; enormous; as, the vast ocean; vast mountains; the vast empire of Russia.
Vast (superl.) Very great in numbers, quantity, or amount; as, a vast army; a vast sum of money.
Vast (superl.) Very great in importance; as, a subject of vast concern.
Vast (n.) A waste region; boundless space; immensity.
Vaut (v. i.) To vault; to leap.
Vaut (n.) A vault; a leap.
Waag (n.) The grivet.
Wadd (n.) An earthy oxide of manganese, or mixture of different oxides and water, with some oxide of iron, and often silica, alumina, lime, or baryta; black ocher. There are several varieties.
Wadd (n.) Plumbago, or black lead.
Wade (n.) Woad.
Wade (v. i.) To go; to move forward.
Wade (v. i.) To walk in a substance that yields to the feet; to move, sinking at each step, as in water, mud, sand, etc.
Wade (v. i.) Hence, to move with difficulty or labor; to proceed /lowly among objects or circumstances that constantly /inder or embarrass; as, to wade through a dull book.
Wade (v. t.) To pass or cross by wading; as, he waded /he rivers and swamps.
Wade (n.) The act of wading.
Wady (n.) A ravine through which a brook flows; the channel of a water course, which is dry except in the rainy season.
Waeg (n.) The kittiwake.
Waft (v. t.) To give notice to by waving something; to wave the hand to; to beckon.
Waft (v. t.) To cause to move or go in a wavy manner, or by the impulse of waves, as of water or air; to bear along on a buoyant medium; as, a balloon was wafted over the channel.
Waft (v. t.) To cause to float; to keep from sinking; to buoy.
Waft (v. i.) To be moved, or to pass, on a buoyant medium; to float.
Waft (n.) A wave or current of wind.
Waft (n.) A signal made by waving something, as a flag, in the air.
Waft (n.) An unpleasant flavor.
Waft (n.) A knot, or stop, in the middle of a flag.
Wage (v. t.) To pledge; to hazard on the event of a contest; to stake; to bet, to lay; to wager; as, to wage a dollar.
Wage (v. t.) To expose one's self to, as a risk; to incur, as a danger; to venture; to hazard.
Wage (v. t.) To engage in, as a contest, as if by previous gage or pledge; to carry on, as a war.
Wage (v. t.) To adventure, or lay out, for hire or reward; to hire out.
Wage (v. t.) To put upon wages; to hire; to employ; to pay wages to.
Wage (v. t.) To give security for the performance of.
Wage (v. i.) To bind one's self; to engage.
Wage (v. t.) That which is staked or ventured; that for which one incurs risk or danger; prize; gage.
Wage (v. t.) That for which one labors; meed; reward; stipulated payment for service performed; hire; pay; compensation; -- at present generally used in the plural. See Wages.
Waid (a.) Oppressed with weight; crushed; weighed down.
Waif (n.) Goods found of which the owner is not known; originally, such goods as a pursued thief threw away to prevent being apprehended, which belonged to the king unless the owner made pursuit of the felon, took him, and brought him to justice.
Waif (n.) Hence, anything found, or without an owner; that which comes along, as it were, by chance.
Waif (n.) A wanderer; a castaway; a stray; a homeless child.
Wail (v. t.) To choose; to select.
Wail (v. t.) To lament; to bewail; to grieve over; as, to wail one's death.
Wail (v. i.) To express sorrow audibly; to make mournful outcry; to weep.
Wail (n.) Loud weeping; violent lamentation; wailing.
Wain (n.) A four-wheeled vehicle for the transportation of goods, produce, etc.; a wagon.
Wain (n.) A chariot.
Wair (n.) A piece of plank two yard/ long and a foot broad.
Wait (v. i.) To watch; to observe; to take notice.
Wait (v. i.) To stay or rest in expectation; to stop or remain stationary till the arrival of some person or event; to rest in patience; to stay; not to depart.
Wait (v. t.) To stay for; to rest or remain stationary in expectation of; to await; as, to wait orders.
Wait (v. t.) To attend as a consequence; to follow upon; to accompany; to await.
Wait (v. t.) To attend on; to accompany; especially, to attend with ceremony or respect.
Wait (v. t.) To cause to wait; to defer; to postpone; -- said of a meal; as, to wait dinner.
Wait (v. i.) The act of waiting; a delay; a halt.
Wait (v. i.) Ambush.
Wait (v. i.) One who watches; a watchman.
Wait (v. i.) Hautboys, or oboes, played by town musicians; not used in the singular.
Wait (v. i.) Musicians who sing or play at night or in the early morning, especially at Christmas time; serenaders; musical watchmen.
Wake (n.) The track left by a vessel in the water; by extension, any track; as, the wake of an army.
Woke () of Wake
Wake (v. i.) To be or to continue awake; to watch; not to sleep.
Wake (v. i.) To sit up late festive purposes; to hold a night revel.
Wake (v. i.) To be excited or roused from sleep; to awake; to be awakened; to cease to sleep; -- often with up.
Wake (v. i.) To be exited or roused up; to be stirred up from a dormant, torpid, or inactive state; to be active.
Wake (v. t.) To rouse from sleep; to awake.
Wake (v. t.) To put in motion or action; to arouse; to excite.
Wake (v. t.) To bring to life again, as if from the sleep of death; to reanimate; to revive.
Wake (v. t.) To watch, or sit up with, at night, as a dead body.
Wake (n.) The act of waking, or being awaked; also, the state of being awake.
Wake (n.) The state of forbearing sleep, especially for solemn or festive purposes; a vigil.
Wake (n.) An annual parish festival formerly held in commemoration of the dedication of a church. Originally, prayers were said on the evening preceding, and hymns were sung during the night, in the church; subsequently, these vigils were discontinued, and the day itself, often with succeeding days, was occupied in rural pastimes and exercises, attended by eating and drinking, often to excess.
Wake (n.) The sitting up of persons with a dead body, often attended with a degree of festivity, chiefly among the Irish.
Wald (n.) A forest; -- used as a termination of names. See Weald.
Wale (n.) A streak or mark made on the skin by a rod or whip; a stripe; a wheal. See Wheal.
Wale (n.) A ridge or streak rising above the surface, as of cloth; hence, the texture of cloth.
Wale (n.) A timber bolted to a row of piles to secure them together and in position.
Wale (n.) Certain sets or strakes of the outside planking of a vessel; as, the main wales, or the strakes of planking under the port sills of the gun deck; channel wales, or those along the spar deck, etc.
Wale (n.) A wale knot, or wall knot.
Wale (v. t.) To mark with wales, or stripes.
Wale (v. t.) To choose; to select; specifically (Mining), to pick out the refuse of (coal) by hand, in order to clean it.
Walk (v. i.) To move along on foot; to advance by steps; to go on at a moderate pace; specifically, of two-legged creatures, to proceed at a slower or faster rate, but without running, or lifting one foot entirely before the other touches the ground.
Walk (v. i.) To move or go on the feet for exercise or amusement; to take one's exercise; to ramble.
Walk (v. i.) To be stirring; to be abroad; to go restlessly about; -- said of things or persons expected to remain quiet, as a sleeping person, or the spirit of a dead person; to go about as a somnambulist or a specter.
Walk (v. i.) To be in motion; to act; to move; to wag.
Walk (v. i.) To behave; to pursue a course of life; to conduct one's self.
Walk (v. i.) To move off; to depart.
Walk (v. t.) To pass through, over, or upon; to traverse; to perambulate; as, to walk the streets.
Walk (v. t.) To cause to walk; to lead, drive, or ride with a slow pace; as to walk one's horses.
Walk (v. t.) To subject, as cloth or yarn, to the fulling process; to full.
Walk (n.) The act of walking, or moving on the feet with a slow pace; advance without running or leaping.
Walk (n.) The act of walking for recreation or exercise; as, a morning walk; an evening walk.
Walk (n.) Manner of walking; gait; step; as, we often know a person at a distance by his walk.
Walk (n.) That in or through which one walks; place or distance walked over; a place for walking; a path or avenue prepared for foot passengers, or for taking air and exercise; way; road; hence, a place or region in which animals may graze; place of wandering; range; as, a sheep walk.
Walk (n.) A frequented track; habitual place of action; sphere; as, the walk of the historian.
Walk (n.) Conduct; course of action; behavior.
Walk (n.) The route or district regularly served by a vender; as, a milkman's walk.
Wall (n.) A kind of knot often used at the end of a rope; a wall knot; a wale.
Wall (n.) A work or structure of stone, brick, or other materials, raised to some height, and intended for defense or security, solid and permanent inclosing fence, as around a field, a park, a town, etc., also, one of the upright inclosing parts of a building or a room.
Wall (n.) A defense; a rampart; a means of protection; in the plural, fortifications, in general; works for defense.
Wall (n.) An inclosing part of a receptacle or vessel; as, the walls of a steam-engine cylinder.
Wall (n.) The side of a level or drift.
Wall (n.) The country rock bounding a vein laterally.
Wall (v. t.) To inclose with a wall, or as with a wall.
Wall (v. t.) To defend by walls, or as if by walls; to fortify.
Wall (v. t.) To close or fill with a wall, as a doorway.
Walm (v. i.) To roll; to spout; to boil up.
Waly (interj.) An exclamation of grief.
Wamp (n.) The common American eider.
Wand (n.) A small stick; a rod; a verge.
Wand (n.) A staff of authority.
Wand (n.) A rod used by conjurers, diviners, magicians, etc.
Wane (v. i.) To be diminished; to decrease; -- contrasted with wax, and especially applied to the illuminated part of the moon.
Wane (v. i.) To dec
Wane (v. t.) To cause to decrease.
Wane (n.) The decrease of the illuminated part of the moon to the eye of a spectator.
Wane (n.) Dec
Wane (n.) An inequality in a board.
Wang (n.) The jaw, jawbone, or cheek bone.
Wang (n.) A slap; a blow.
Wang (n.) See Whang.
Want (v. i.) The state of not having; the condition of being without anything; absence or scarcity of what is needed or desired; deficiency; lack; as, a want of power or knowledge for any purpose; want of food and clothing.
Want (v. i.) Specifically, absence or lack of necessaries; destitution; poverty; penury; indigence; need.
Want (v. i.) That which is needed or desired; a thing of which the loss is felt; what is not possessed, and is necessary for use or pleasure.
Want (v. i.) A depression in coal strata, hollowed out before the subsequent deposition took place.
Want (v. t.) To be without; to be destitute of, or deficient in; not to have; to lack; as, to want knowledge; to want judgment; to want learning; to want food and clothing.
Want (v. t.) To have occasion for, as useful, proper, or requisite; to require; to need; as, in winter we want a fire; in summer we want cooling breezes.
Want (v. t.) To feel need of; to wish or long for; to desire; to crave.
Want (v. i.) To be absent; to be deficient or lacking; to fail; not to be sufficient; to fall or come short; to lack; -- often used impersonally with of; as, it wants ten minutes of four.
Want (v. i.) To be in a state of destitution; to be needy; to lack.
Wany (v. i.) To wane.
Wany (a.) Waning or diminished in some parts; not of uniform size throughout; -- said especially of sawed boards or timber when tapering or uneven, from being cut too near the outside of the log.
Wany (a.) Spoiled by wet; -- said of timber.
Wapp (n.) A fair-leader.
Wapp (n.) A rope with wall knots in it with which the shrouds are set taut.
Ward (a.) The act of guarding; watch; guard; guardianship; specifically, a guarding during the day. See the Note under Watch, n., 1.
Ward (n.) One who, or that which, guards; garrison; defender; protector; means of guarding; defense; protection.
Ward (n.) The state of being under guard or guardianship; confinement under guard; the condition of a child under a guardian; custody.
Ward (n.) A guarding or defensive motion or position, as in fencing; guard.
Ward (n.) One who, or that which, is guarded.
Ward (n.) A minor or person under the care of a guardian; as, a ward in chancery.
Ward (n.) A division of a county.
Ward (n.) A division, district, or quarter of a town or city.
Ward (n.) A division of a forest.
Ward (n.) A division of a hospital; as, a fever ward.
Ward (n.) A projecting ridge of metal in the interior of a lock, to prevent the use of any key which has not a corresponding notch for passing it.
Ward (n.) A notch or slit in a key corresponding to a ridge in the lock which it fits; a ward notch.
Ward (n.) To keep in safety; to watch; to guard; formerly, in a specific sense, to guard during the day time.
Ward (n.) To defend; to protect.
Ward (n.) To defend by walls, fortifications, etc.
Ward (n.) To fend off; to repel; to turn aside, as anything mischievous that approaches; -- usually followed by off.
Ward (v. i.) To be vigilant; to keep guard.
Ward (v. i.) To act on the defensive with a weapon.
Ware (imp.) Wore.
Ware (v. t.) To wear, or veer. See Wear.
Ware (n.) Seaweed.
Ware (a.) Articles of merchandise; the sum of articles of a particular kind or class; style or class of manufactures; especially, in the plural, goods; commodities; merchandise.
Ware (a.) A ware; taking notice; hence, wary; cautious; on one's guard. See Beware.
Ware (n.) The state of being ware or aware; heed.
Ware (v. t.) To make ware; to warn; to take heed of; to beware of; to guard against.
Wark (n.) Work; a building.
Warm (superl.) Having heat in a moderate degree; not cold as, warm milk.
Warm (superl.) Having a sensation of heat, esp. of gentle heat; glowing.
Warm (superl.) Subject to heat; having prevalence of heat, or little or no cold weather; as, the warm climate of Egypt.
Warm (superl.) Fig.: Not cool, indifferent, lukewarm, or the like, in spirit or temper; zealous; ardent; fervent; excited; sprightly; irritable; excitable.
Warm (superl.) Violent; vehement; furious; excited; passionate; as, a warm contest; a warm debate.
Warm (superl.) Being well off as to property, or in good circumstances; forehanded; rich.
Warm (superl.) In children's games, being near the object sought for; hence, being close to the discovery of some person, thing, or fact concealed.
Warm (superl.) Having yellow or red for a basis, or in their composition; -- said of colors, and opposed to cold which is of blue and its compounds.
Warm (a.) To communicate a moderate degree of heat to; to render warm; to supply or furnish heat to; as, a stove warms an apartment.
Warm (a.) To make engaged or earnest; to interest; to engage; to excite ardor or zeal; to enliven.
Warm (v. i.) To become warm, or moderately heated; as, the earth soon warms in a clear day summer.
Warm (v. i.) To become ardent or animated; as, the speake/ warms as he proceeds.
Warm (n.) The act of warming, or the state of being warmed; a warming; a heating.
Warn (v. t.) To refuse.
Warn (v. t.) To make ware or aware; to give previous information to; to give notice to; to notify; to admonish; hence, to notify or summon by authority; as, to warn a town meeting; to warn a tenant to quit a house.
Warn (v. t.) To give notice to, of approaching or probable danger or evil; to caution against anything that may prove injurious.
Warn (v. t.) To ward off.
Warp (v. t.) To throw; hence, to send forth, or throw out, as words; to utter.
Warp (v. t.) To turn or twist out of shape; esp., to twist or bend out of a flat plane by contraction or otherwise.
Warp (v. t.) To turn aside from the true direction; to cause to bend or inc
Warp (v. t.) To weave; to fabricate.
Warp (v. t.) To tow or move, as a vessel, with a
Warp (v. t.) To cast prematurely, as young; -- said of cattle, sheep, etc.
Warp (v. t.) To let the tide or other water in upon (lowlying land), for the purpose of fertilization, by a deposit of warp, or slimy substance.
Warp (v. t.) To run off the reel into hauls to be tarred, as yarns.
Warp (v. t.) To arrange (yarns) on a warp beam.
Warp (v. i.) To turn, twist, or be twisted out of shape; esp., to be twisted or bent out of a flat plane; as, a board warps in seasoning or shrinking.
Warp (v. i.) to turn or inc
Warp (v. i.) To fly with a bending or waving motion; to turn and wave, like a flock of birds or insects.
Warp (v. i.) To cast the young prematurely; to slink; -- said of cattle, sheep, etc.
Warp (v. i.) To wind yarn off bobbins for forming the warp of a web; to wind a warp on a warp beam.
Warp (v.) The threads which are extended lengthwise in the loom, and crossed by the woof.
Warp (v.) A rope used in hauling or moving a vessel, usually with one end attached to an anchor, a post, or other fixed object; a towing
Warp (v.) A slimy substance deposited on land by tides, etc., by which a rich alluvial soil is formed.
Warp (v.) A premature casting of young; -- said of cattle, sheep, etc.
Warp (v.) Four; esp., four herrings; a cast. See Cast, n., 17.
Warp (v.) The state of being warped or twisted; as, the warp of a board.
Wart (n.) A small, usually hard, tumor on the skin formed by enlargement of its vascular papillae, and thickening of the epidermis which covers them.
Wart (n.) An excrescence or protuberance more or less resembling a true wart; specifically (Bot.), a glandular excrescence or hardened protuberance on plants.
Wary (a.) Cautious of danger; carefully watching and guarding against deception, artifices, and dangers; timorously or suspiciously prudent; circumspect; scrupulous; careful.
Wary (a.) Characterized by caution; guarded; careful.
Wase (n.) A bundle of straw, or other material, to relieve the pressure of burdens carried upon the head.
Wash (v. t.) To cleanse by ablution, or dipping or rubbing in water; to apply water or other liquid to for the purpose of cleansing; to scrub with water, etc., or as with water; as, to wash the hands or body; to wash garments; to wash sheep or wool; to wash the pavement or floor; to wash the bark of trees.
Wash (v. t.) To cover with water or any liquid; to wet; to fall on and moisten; hence, to overflow or dash against; as, waves wash the shore.
Wash (v. t.) To waste or abrade by the force of water in motion; as, heavy rains wash a road or an embankment.
Wash (v. t.) To remove by washing to take away by, or as by, the action of water; to drag or draw off as by the tide; -- often with away, off, out, etc.; as, to wash dirt from the hands.
Wash (v. t.) To cover with a thin or watery coat of color; to tint lightly and thinly.
Wash (v. t.) To overlay with a thin coat of metal; as, steel washed with silver.
Wash (v. i.) To perform the act of ablution.
Wash (v. i.) To clean anything by rubbing or dipping it in water; to perform the business of cleansing clothes, ore, etc., in water.
Wash (v. i.) To bear without injury the operation of being washed; as, some calicoes do not wash.
Wash (v. i.) To be wasted or worn away by the action of water, as by a running or overflowing stream, or by the dashing of the sea; -- said of road, a beach, etc.
Wash (n.) The act of washing; an ablution; a cleansing, wetting, or dashing with water; hence, a quantity, as of clothes, washed at once.
Wash (n.) A piece of ground washed by the action of a sea or river, or sometimes covered and sometimes left dry; the shallowest part of a river, or arm of the sea; also, a bog; a marsh; a fen; as, the washes in Lincolnshire.
Wash (n.) Substances collected and deposited by the action of water; as, the wash of a sewer, of a river, etc.
Wash (n.) Waste liquid, the refuse of food, the collection from washed dishes, etc., from a kitchen, often used as food for pigs.
Wash (n.) The fermented wort before the spirit is extracted.
Wash (n.) A mixture of dunder, molasses, water, and scummings, used in the West Indies for distillation.
Wash (n.) That with which anything is washed, or wetted, smeared, tinted, etc., upon the surface.
Wash (n.) A liquid cosmetic for the complexion.
Wash (n.) A liquid dentifrice.
Wash (n.) A liquid preparation for the hair; as, a hair wash.
Wash (n.) A medical preparation in a liquid form for external application; a lotion.
Wash (n.) A thin coat of color, esp. water color.
Wash (n.) A thin coat of metal laid on anything for beauty or preservation.
Wash (n.) The blade of an oar, or the thin part which enters the water.
Wash (n.) The backward current or disturbed water caused by the action of oars, or of a steamer's screw or paddles, etc.
Wash (n.) The flow, swash, or breaking of a body of water, as a wave; also, the sound of it.
Wash (n.) Ten strikes, or bushels, of oysters.
Wash (a.) Washy; weak.
Wash (a.) Capable of being washed without injury; washable; as, wash goods.
Wasp (n.) Any one of numerous species of stinging hymenopterous insects, esp. any of the numerous species of the genus Vespa, which includes the true, or social, wasps, some of which are called yellow jackets.
Wast () The second person singular of the verb be, in the indicative mood, imperfect tense; -- now used only in solemn or poetical style. See Was.
Watt (n.) A unit of power or activity equal to 107 C.G.S. units of power, or to work done at the rate of one joule a second. An English horse power is approximately equal to 746 watts.
Waul (v. i.) To cry as a cat; to squall; to wail.
Waur (a.) Worse.
Wave (v. t.) See Waive.
Wave (v. i.) To play loosely; to move like a wave, one way and the other; to float; to flutter; to undulate.
Wave (v. i.) To be moved to and fro as a signal.
Wave (v. i.) To fluctuate; to waver; to be in an unsettled state; to vacillate.
Wave (v. t.) To move one way and the other; to brandish.
Wave (v. t.) To raise into inequalities of surface; to give an undulating form a surface to.
Wave (v. t.) To move like a wave, or by floating; to waft.
Wave (v. t.) To call attention to, or give a direction or command to, by a waving motion, as of the hand; to signify by waving; to beckon; to signal; to indicate.
Wave (v. i.) An advancing ridge or swell on the surface of a liquid, as of the sea, resulting from the oscillatory motion of the particles composing it when disturbed by any force their position of rest; an undulation.
Wave (v. i.) A vibration propagated from particle to particle through a body or elastic medium, as in the transmission of sound; an assemblage of vibrating molecules in all phases of a vibration, with no phase repeated; a wave of vibration; an undulation. See Undulation.
Wave (v. i.) Water; a body of water.
Wave (v. i.) Unevenness; inequality of surface.
Wave (v. i.) A waving or undulating motion; a signal made with the hand, a flag, etc.
Wave (v. i.) The undulating
Wave (v. i.) Fig.: A swelling or excitement of thought, feeling, or energy; a tide; as, waves of enthusiasm.
Wavy (a.) Rising or swelling in waves; full of waves.
Wavy (a.) Playing to and fro; undulating; as, wavy flames.
Wavy (a.) Undulating on the border or surface; waved.
Wave (n.) Woe.
Wawe (n.) A wave.
Wawl (v. i.) See Waul.
Waxy (a.) Resembling wax in appearance or consistency; viscid; adhesive; soft; hence, yielding; pliable; impressible.
Wayk (a.) Weak.
Yama (n.) The king of the infernal regions, corresponding to the Greek Pluto, and also the judge of departed souls. In later times he is more exclusively considered the dire judge of all, and the tormentor of the wicked. He is represented as of a green color, with red garments, having a crown on his head, his eyes inflamed, and sitting on a buffalo, with a club and noose in his hands.
Yamp (n.) An umbelliferous plant (Carum Gairdneri); also, its small fleshy roots, which are eaten by the Indians from Idaho to California.
Yang (n.) The cry of the wild goose; a honk.
Yang (v. i.) To make the cry of the wild goose.
Yank (n.) A jerk or twitch.
Yank (v. t.) To twitch; to jerk.
Yank (n.) An abbreviation of Yankee.
Yard (v. i.) A rod; a stick; a staff.
Yard (v. i.) A branch; a twig.
Yard (v. i.) A long piece of timber, as a rafter, etc.
Yard (v. i.) A measure of length, equaling three feet, or thirty-six inches, being the standard of English and American measure.
Yard (v. i.) The penis.
Yard (v. i.) A long piece of timber, nearly cylindrical, tapering toward the ends, and designed to support and extend a square sail. A yard is usually hung by the center to the mast. See Illust. of Ship.
Yard (n.) An inclosure; usually, a small inclosed place in front of, or around, a house or barn; as, a courtyard; a cowyard; a barnyard.
Yard (n.) An inclosure within which any work or business is carried on; as, a dockyard; a shipyard.
Yard (v. t.) To confine (cattle) to the yard; to shut up, or keep, in a yard; as, to yard cows.
Yare (n.) Ready; dexterous; eager; lively; quick to move.
Yare (adv.) Soon.
Yark (v. t. & i.) To yerk.
Yarn (n.) Spun wool; woolen thread; also, thread of other material, as of cotton, flax, hemp, or silk; material spun and prepared for use in weaving, knitting, manufacturing sewing thread, or the like.
Yarn (n.) One of the threads of which the strands of a rope are composed.
Yarn (n.) A story told by a sailor for the amusement of his companions; a story or tale; as, to spin a yarn.
Yarr (v. i.) To growl or snarl as a dog.
Yate (n.) A gate. See 1st Gate.
Yaud (n.) See Yawd.
Yaul (n.) See Yawl.
Yaup (v. i.) To cry out like a child; to yelp.
Yaup (n.) A cry of distress, rage, or the like, as the cry of a sickly bird, or of a child in pain.
Yaup (n.) The blue titmouse.
Yawd (n.) A jade; an old horse or mare.
Yawl (n.) A small ship's boat, usually rowed by four or six oars.
Yawl (v. i.) To cry out like a dog or cat; to howl; to yell.
Yawn (v. i.) To open the mouth involuntarily through drowsiness, dullness, or fatigue; to gape; to oscitate.
Yawn (v. i.) To open wide; to gape, as if to allow the entrance or exit of anything.
Yawn (v. i.) To open the mouth, or to gape, through surprise or bewilderment.
Yawn (v. i.) To be eager; to desire to swallow anything; to express desire by yawning; as, to yawn for fat livings.
Yawn (n.) An involuntary act, excited by drowsiness, etc., consisting of a deep and long inspiration following several successive attempts at inspiration, the mouth, fauces, etc., being wide open.
Yawn (n.) The act of opening wide, or of gaping.
Yawn (n.) A chasm, mouth, or passageway.
Yawp (v. & n.) See Yaup.
Yaws (n.) A disease, occurring in the Antilles and in Africa, characterized by yellowish or reddish tumors, of a contagious character, which, in shape and appearance, often resemble currants, strawberries, or raspberries. There are several varieties of this disease, variously known as framboesia, pian, verrugas, and crab-yaws.
Zaim (n.) A Turkish chief who supports a mounted militia bearing the same name.
Zain (n.) A horse of a dark color, neither gray nor white, and having no spots.
Zany (n.) A merry-andrew; a buffoon.
Zany (v. t.) To mimic.
Zati (n.) A species of macaque (Macacus pileatus) native of India and Ceylon. It has a crown of long erect hair, and tuft of radiating hairs on the back of the head. Called also capped macaque.
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