4 letter words whose second letter is I
Aiel (n.) See Ayle.
Aino (n.) One of a peculiar race inhabiting Yesso, the Kooril Islands etc., in the northern part of the empire of Japan, by some supposed to have been the progenitors of the Japanese. The Ainos are stout and short, with hairy bodies.
Airy (a.) Consisting of air; as, an airy substance; the airy parts of bodies.
Airy (a.) Relating or belonging to air; high in air; aerial; as, an airy flight.
Airy (a.) Open to a free current of air; exposed to the air; breezy; as, an airy situation.
Airy (a.) Resembling air; thin; unsubstantial; not material; airlike.
Airy (a.) Relating to the spirit or soul; delicate; graceful; as, airy music.
Airy (a.) Without reality; having no solid foundation; empty; trifling; visionary.
Airy (a.) Light of heart; vivacious; sprightly; flippant; superficial.
Airy (a.) Having an affected manner; being in the habit of putting on airs; affectedly grand.
Airy (a.) Having the light and aerial tints true to nature.
Bias (n.) A weight on the side of the ball used in the game of bowls, or a tendency imparted to the ball, which turns it from a straight
Bias (n.) A leaning of the mind; propensity or prepossession toward an object or view, not leaving the mind indifferent; bent; inclination.
Bias (n.) A wedge-shaped piece of cloth taken out of a garment (as the waist of a dress) to diminish its circumference.
Bias (n.) A slant; a diagonal; as, to cut cloth on the bias.
Bias (a.) Inc
Bias (a.) Cut slanting or diagonally, as cloth.
Bias (adv.) In a slanting manner; crosswise; obliquely; diagonally; as, to cut cloth bias.
Bias (v. t.) To inc
Bibb (n.) A bibcock. See Bib, n., 3.
Bice (n.) Alt. of Bise
Bise (n.) A pale blue pigment, prepared from the native blue carbonate of copper, or from smalt; -- called also blue bice.
Bade (imp.) of Bid
Bide (v. t.) To dwell; to inhabit; to abide; to stay.
Bide (v. t.) To remain; to continue or be permanent in a place or state; to continue to be.
Bide (v. t.) To encounter; to remain firm under (a hardship); to endure; to suffer; to undergo.
Bide (v. t.) To wait for; as, I bide my time. See Abide.
Bier (n.) A handbarrow or portable frame on which a corpse is placed or borne to the grave.
Bier (n.) A count of forty threads in the warp or chain of woolen cloth.
Bigg (n.) Barley, especially the hardy four-rowed kind.
Bigg (v. t.) To build.
Biga (n.) A two-horse chariot.
Bigg (n. & v.) See Big, n. & v.
Bike (n.) A nest of wild bees, wasps, or ants; a swarm.
Bikh (n.) The East Indian name of a virulent poison extracted from Aconitum ferox or other species of aconite: also, the plant itself.
Bile (n.) A yellow, or greenish, viscid fluid, usually alka
Bile (n.) Bitterness of feeling; choler; anger; ill humor; as, to stir one's bile.
Bile (n.) A boil.
Bilk (v. t.) To frustrate or disappoint; to deceive or defraud, by nonfulfillment of engagement; to leave in the lurch; to give the slip to; as, to bilk a creditor.
Bilk (n.) A thwarting an adversary in cribbage by spoiling his score; a balk.
Bilk (n.) A cheat; a trick; a hoax.
Bilk (n.) Nonsense; vain words.
Bilk (n.) A person who tricks a creditor; an untrustworthy, tricky person.
Bill (n.) A beak, as of a bird, or sometimes of a turtle or other animal.
Bill (v. i.) To strike; to peck.
Bill (v. i.) To join bills, as doves; to caress in fondness.
Bill (n.) The bell, or boom, of the bittern
Bill (n.) A cutting instrument, with hook-shaped point, and fitted with a handle; -- used in pruning, etc.; a billhook. When short, called a hand bill, when long, a hedge bill.
Bill (n.) A weapon of infantry, in the 14th and 15th centuries. A common form of bill consisted of a broad, heavy, double-edged, hook-shaped blade, having a short pike at the back and another at the top, and attached to the end of a long staff.
Bill (n.) One who wields a bill; a billman.
Bill (n.) A pickax, or mattock.
Bill (n.) The extremity of the arm of an anchor; the point of or beyond the fluke.
Bill (v. t.) To work upon ( as to dig, hoe, hack, or chop anything) with a bill.
Bill (n.) A declaration made in writing, stating some wrong the complainant has suffered from the defendant, or a fault committed by some person against a law.
Bill (n.) A writing binding the signer or signers to pay a certain sum at a future day or on demand, with or without interest, as may be stated in the document.
Bill (n.) A form or draft of a law, presented to a legislature for enactment; a proposed or projected law.
Bill (n.) A paper, written or printed, and posted up or given away, to advertise something, as a lecture, a play, or the sale of goods; a placard; a poster; a handbill.
Bill (n.) An account of goods sold, services rendered, or work done, with the price or charge; a statement of a creditor's claim, in gross or by items; as, a grocer's bill.
Bill (n.) Any paper, containing a statement of particulars; as, a bill of charges or expenditures; a weekly bill of mortality; a bill of fare, etc.
Bill (v. t.) To advertise by a bill or public notice.
Bill (v. t.) To charge or enter in a bill; as, to bill goods.
Bin- () A euphonic form of the prefix Bi-.
Bind (v. t.) To tie, or confine with a cord, band, ligature, chain, etc.; to fetter; to make fast; as, to bind grain in bundles; to bind a prisoner.
Bind (v. t.) To confine, restrain, or hold by physical force or influence of any kind; as, attraction binds the planets to the sun; frost binds the earth, or the streams.
Bind (v. t.) To cover, as with a bandage; to bandage or dress; -- sometimes with up; as, to bind up a wound.
Bind (v. t.) To make fast ( a thing) about or upon something, as by tying; to encircle with something; as, to bind a belt about one; to bind a compress upon a part.
Bind (v. t.) To prevent or restrain from customary or natural action; as, certain drugs bind the bowels.
Bind (v. t.) To protect or strengthen by a band or binding, as the edge of a carpet or garment.
Bind (v. t.) To sew or fasten together, and inclose in a cover; as, to bind a book.
Bind (v. t.) Fig.: To oblige, restrain, or hold, by authority, law, duty, promise, vow, affection, or other moral tie; as, to bind the conscience; to bind by kindness; bound by affection; commerce binds nations to each other.
Bind (v. t.) To bring (any one) under definite legal obligations; esp. under the obligation of a bond or covenant.
Bind (v. t.) To place under legal obligation to serve; to indenture; as, to bind an apprentice; -- sometimes with out; as, bound out to service.
Bind (v. i.) To tie; to confine by any ligature.
Bind (v. i.) To contract; to grow hard or stiff; to cohere or stick together in a mass; as, clay binds by heat.
Bind (v. i.) To be restrained from motion, or from customary or natural action, as by friction.
Bind (v. i.) To exert a binding or restraining influence.
Bind (n.) That which binds or ties.
Bind (n.) Any twining or climbing plant or stem, esp. a hop vine; a bine.
Bind (n.) Indurated clay, when much mixed with the oxide of iron.
Bind (n.) A ligature or tie for grouping notes.
Bine (n.) The winding or twining stem of a hop vine or other climbing plant.
Bing (n.) A heap or pile; as, a bing of wood.
Bink (n.) A bench.
Bion (p. pr.) The physiological individual, characterized by definiteness and independence of function, in distinction from the morphological individual or morphon.
Bird (n.) Orig., a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2).
Bird (n.) A warm-blooded, feathered vertebrate provided with wings. See Aves.
Bird (n.) Specifically, among sportsmen, a game bird.
Bird (n.) Fig.: A girl; a maiden.
Bird (v. i.) To catch or shoot birds.
Bird (v. i.) Hence: To seek for game or plunder; to thieve.
Birk (n.) A birch tree.
Birk (n.) A small European minnow (Leuciscus phoxinus).
Birl (v. t. & i.) To revolve or cause to revolve; to spin.
Birl (v. t. & i.) To pour (beer or wine); to ply with drink; to drink; to carouse.
Birr (v. i.) To make, or move with, a whirring noise, as of wheels in motion.
Birr (n.) A whirring sound, as of a spinning wheel.
Birr (n.) A rush or impetus; force.
Birt (n.) A fish of the turbot kind; the brill.
Bis- (pref.) A form of Bi-, sometimes used before s, c, or a vowel.
Bise (n.) A cold north wind which prevails on the northern coasts of the Mediterranean and in Switzerland, etc.; -- nearly the same as the mistral.
Bise (n.) See Bice.
Bish (n.) Same as Bikh.
Bisk (n.) Soup or broth made by boiling several sorts of flesh together.
Bisk (n.) See Bisque.
Bite (v. t.) To seize with the teeth, so that they enter or nip the thing seized; to lacerate, crush, or wound with the teeth; as, to bite an apple; to bite a crust; the dog bit a man.
Bite (v. t.) To puncture, abrade, or sting with an organ (of some insects) used in taking food.
Bite (v. t.) To cause sharp pain, or smarting, to; to hurt or injure, in a literal or a figurative sense; as, pepper bites the mouth.
Bite (v. t.) To cheat; to trick; to take in.
Bite (v. t.) To take hold of; to hold fast; to adhere to; as, the anchor bites the ground.
Bite (v. i.) To seize something forcibly with the teeth; to wound with the teeth; to have the habit of so doing; as, does the dog bite?
Bite (v. i.) To cause a smarting sensation; to have a property which causes such a sensation; to be pungent; as, it bites like pepper or mustard.
Bite (v. i.) To cause sharp pain; to produce anguish; to hurt or injure; to have the property of so doing.
Bite (v. i.) To take a bait into the mouth, as a fish does; hence, to take a tempting offer.
Bite (v. i.) To take or keep a firm hold; as, the anchor bites.
Bite (v.) The act of seizing with the teeth or mouth; the act of wounding or separating with the teeth or mouth; a seizure with the teeth or mouth, as of a bait; as, to give anything a hard bite.
Bite (v.) The act of puncturing or abrading with an organ for taking food, as is done by some insects.
Bite (v.) The wound made by biting; as, the pain of a dog's or snake's bite; the bite of a mosquito.
Bite (v.) A morsel; as much as is taken at once by biting.
Bite (v.) The hold which the short end of a lever has upon the thing to be lifted, or the hold which one part of a machine has upon another.
Bite (v.) A cheat; a trick; a fraud.
Bite (v.) A sharper; one who cheats.
Bite (v.) A blank on t
Bitt (n.) See Bitts.
Bitt (v. t.) To put round the bitts; as, to bitt the cable, in order to fasten it or to slacken it gradually, which is called veering away.
Cill (n.) See Sill., n. a foundation.
Cima (n.) A kind of molding. See Cyma.
Cion (n.) See Scion.
Circ (n.) An amphitheatrical circle for sports; a circus.
Cis- () A Latin preposition, sometimes used as a prefix in English words, and signifying on this side.
Cist (n.) A box or chest. Specifically: (a) A bronze receptacle, round or oval, frequently decorated with engravings on the sides and cover, and with feet, handles, etc., of decorative castings. (b) A cinerary urn. See Illustration in Appendix.
Cist (n.) See Cyst.
Cite (v. t.) To call upon officially or authoritatively to appear, as before a court; to summon.
Cite (v. t.) To urge; to enjoin.
Cite (v. t.) To quote; to repeat, as a passage from a book, or the words of another.
Cite (v. t.) To refer to or specify, as for support, proof, illustration, or confirmation.
Cite (v. t.) To bespeak; to indicate.
Cite (v. t.) To notify of a proceeding in court.
City (n.) A large town.
City (n.) A corporate town; in the United States, a town or collective body of inhabitants, incorporated and governed by a mayor and aldermen or a city council consisting of a board of aldermen and a common council; in Great Britain, a town corporate, which is or has been the seat of a bishop, or the capital of his see.
City (n.) The collective body of citizens, or inhabitants of a city.
City (a.) Of or pertaining to a city.
Cive (n.) Same as Chive.
Cize (n.) Bulk; largeness. [Obs.] See Size.
Dia- () Alt. of Di-
Dial (n.) An instrument, formerly much used for showing the time of day from the shadow of a style or gnomon on a graduated arc or surface; esp., a sundial; but there are lunar and astral dials. The style or gnomon is usually parallel to the earth's axis, but the dial plate may be either horizontal or vertical.
Dial (n.) The graduated face of a timepiece, on which the time of day is shown by pointers or hands.
Dial (n.) A miner's compass.
Dial (v. t.) To measure with a dial.
Dial (v. t.) To survey with a dial.
Dian (a.) Diana.
Dibs (n.) A sweet preparation or treacle of grape juice, much used in the East.
Dice (n.) Small cubes used in gaming or in determining by chance; also, the game played with dice. See Die, n.
Dice (v. i.) To play games with dice.
Dice (v. i.) To ornament with squares, diamonds, or cubes.
Dich (v. i.) To ditch.
Dido (n.) A shrewd trick; an antic; a caper.
Died (imp. & p. p.) of Die
Dice (pl. ) of Die
Dies (pl. ) of Die
Diet (n.) Course of living or nourishment; what is eaten and drunk habitually; food; victuals; fare.
Diet (n.) A course of food selected with reference to a particular state of health; prescribed allowance of food; regimen prescribed.
Diet (v. t.) To cause to take food; to feed.
Diet (v. t.) To cause to eat and drink sparingly, or by prescribed rules; to regulate medicinally the food of.
Diet (v. i.) To eat; to take one's meals.
Diet (v. i.) To eat according to prescribed rules; to ear sparingly; as, the doctor says he must diet.
Diet (n.) A legislative or administrative assembly in Germany, Poland, and some other countries of Europe; a deliberative convention; a council; as, the Diet of Worms, held in 1521.
Dika (n.) A kind of food, made from the almondlike seeds of the Irvingia Barteri, much used by natives of the west coast of Africa; -- called also dika bread.
Dike (n.) A ditch; a channel for water made by digging.
Dike (n.) An embankment to prevent inundations; a levee.
Dike (n.) A wall of turf or stone.
Dike (n.) A wall-like mass of mineral matter, usually an intrusion of igneous rocks, filling up rents or fissures in the original strata.
Dike (v. t.) To surround or protect with a dike or dry bank; to secure with a bank.
Dike (v. t.) To drain by a dike or ditch.
Dike (v. i.) To work as a ditcher; to dig.
Dill (n.) An herb (Peucedanum graveolens), the seeds of which are moderately warming, pungent, and aromatic, and were formerly used as a soothing medicine for children; -- called also dillseed.
Dill (a.) To still; to calm; to soothe, as one in pain.
Dime (n.) A silver coin of the United States, of the value of ten cents; the tenth of a dollar.
Dine (v. i.) To eat the principal regular meal of the day; to take dinner.
Dine (v. t.) To give a dinner to; to furnish with the chief meal; to feed; as, to dine a hundred men.
Dine (v. t.) To dine upon; to have to eat.
Dang () of Ding
Dung () of Ding
Ding (v. t.) To dash; to throw violently.
Ding (v. t.) To cause to sound or ring.
Ding (v. i.) To strike; to thump; to pound.
Ding (v. i.) To sound, as a bell; to ring; to clang.
Ding (v. i.) To talk with vehemence, importunity, or reiteration; to bluster.
Ding (n.) A thump or stroke, especially of a bell.
Dink (a.) Trim; neat.
Dink (v. t.) To deck; -- often with out or up.
Dint (n.) A blow; a stroke.
Dint (n.) The mark left by a blow; an indentation or impression made by violence; a dent.
Dint (n.) Force; power; -- esp. in the phrase by dint of.
Dint (v. t.) To make a mark or cavity on or in, by a blow or by pressure; to dent.
Dipt () of Dip
Dire (superl.) Ill-boding; portentous; as, dire omens.
Dire (superl.) Evil in great degree; dreadful; dismal; horrible; terrible; lamentable.
Dirk (n.) A kind of dagger or poniard; -- formerly much used by the Scottish Highlander.
Dirk (v. t.) To stab with a dirk.
Dirk (a.) Dark.
Dirk (v. t.) To darken.
Dirl (v. i. & t.) To thrill; to vibrate; to penetrate.
Dirt (n.) Any foul of filthy substance, as excrement, mud, dust, etc.; whatever, adhering to anything, renders it foul or unclean; earth; as, a wagonload of dirt.
Dirt (n.) Meanness; sordidness.
Dirt (n.) In placer mining, earth, gravel, etc., before washing.
Dirt (v. t.) To make foul of filthy; to dirty.
Dis- () .
Dis- () A prefix from the Latin, whence F. des, or sometimes de-, dis-. The Latin dis-appears as di-before b, d, g, l, m, n, r, v, becomes dif-before f, and either dis-or di- before j. It is from the same root as bis twice, and duo, E. two. See Two, and cf. Bi-, Di-, Dia-. Dis-denotes separation, a parting from, as in distribute, disconnect; hence it often has the force of a privative and negative, as in disarm, disoblige, disagree. Also intensive, as in dissever.
Dis- () A prefix from Gr. di`s- twice. See Di-.
Disc (n.) A flat round plate
Disc (n.) A circular structure either in plants or animals; as, a blood disc, a germinal disc, etc. Same as Disk.
Dish (n.) A vessel, as a platter, a plate, a bowl, used for serving up food at the table.
Dish (n.) The food served in a dish; hence, any particular kind of food; as, a cold dish; a warm dish; a delicious dish. "A dish fit for the gods."
Dish (n.) The state of being concave, or like a dish, or the degree of such concavity; as, the dish of a wheel.
Dish (n.) A hollow place, as in a field.
Dish (n.) A trough about 28 inches long, 4 deep, and 6 wide, in which ore is measured.
Dish (n.) That portion of the produce of a mine which is paid to the land owner or proprietor.
Dish (v. t.) To put in a dish, ready for the table.
Dish (v. t.) To make concave, or depress in the middle, like a dish; as, to dish a wheel by inclining the spokes.
Dish (v. t.) To frustrate; to beat; to ruin.
Disk (n.) A discus; a quoit.
Disk (n.) A flat, circular plate; as, a disk of metal or paper.
Disk (n.) The circular figure of a celestial body, as seen projected of the heavens.
Disk (n.) A circular structure either in plants or animals; as, a blood disk; germinal disk, etc.
Disk (n.) The whole surface of a leaf.
Disk (n.) The central part of a radiate compound flower, as in sunflower.
Disk (n.) A part of the receptacle enlarged or expanded under, or around, or even on top of, the pistil.
Disk (n.) The anterior surface or oral area of coelenterate animals, as of sea anemones.
Disk (n.) The lower side of the body of some invertebrates, especially when used for locomotion, when it is often called a creeping disk.
Disk (n.) In owls, the space around the eyes.
Dite (v. t.) To prepare for action or use; to make ready; to dight.
Ditt (n.) See Dit, n., 2.
Dove () of Dive
Dive (v. i.) To plunge into water head foremost; to thrust the body under, or deeply into, water or other fluid.
Dive (v. i.) Fig.: To plunge or to go deeply into any subject, question, business, etc.; to penetrate; to explore.
Dive (v. t.) To plunge (a person or thing) into water; to dip; to duck.
Dive (v. t.) To explore by diving; to plunge into.
Dive (n.) A plunge headforemost into water, the act of one who dives, literally or figuratively.
Dive (n.) A place of low resort.
Dizz (v. t.) To make dizzy; to astonish; to puzzle.
Eigh (interj.) An exclamation expressing delight.
Eild (n.) Age.
Eire (n.) Air.
Fiar (n.) One in whom the property of an estate is vested, subject to the estate of a life renter.
Fiar (n.) The price of grain, as legally fixed, in the counties of Scotland, for the current year.
Fiat (n.) An authoritative command or order to do something; an effectual decree.
Fiat (n.) A warrant of a judge for certain processes.
Fiat (n.) An authority for certain proceedings given by the Lord Chancellor's signature.
Fice (n.) A small dog; -- written also fise, fyce, fiste, etc.
Fico (n.) A fig; an insignificant trifle, no more than the snap of one's thumb; a sign of contempt made by the fingers, expressing. A fig for you.
Fief (n.) An estate held of a superior on condition of military service; a fee; a feud. See under Benefice, n., 2.
Fife (n.) A small shrill pipe, resembling the piccolo flute, used chiefly to accompany the drum in military music.
Fife (v. i.) To play on a fife.
Fike (n.) See Fyke.
File (n.) An orderly succession; a
File (n.) A row of soldiers ranged one behind another; -- in contradistinction to rank, which designates a row of soldiers standing abreast; a number consisting the depth of a body of troops, which, in the ordinary modern formation, consists of two men, the battalion standing two deep, or in two ranks.
File (n.) An orderly collection of papers, arranged in sequence or classified for preservation and reference; as, files of letters or of newspapers; this mail brings English files to the 15th instant.
File (n.) The
File (n.) A roll or list.
File (n.) Course of thought; thread of narration.
File (v. t.) To set in order; to arrange, or lay away, esp. as papers in a methodical manner for preservation and reverence; to place on file; to insert in its proper place in an arranged body of papers.
File (v. t.) To bring before a court or legislative body by presenting proper papers in a regular way; as, to file a petition or bill.
File (v. t.) To put upon the files or among the records of a court; to note on (a paper) the fact date of its reception in court.
File (v. i.) To march in a file or
File (n.) A steel instrument, having cutting ridges or teeth, made by indentation with a chisel, used for abrading or smoothing other substances, as metals, wood, etc.
File (n.) Anything employed to smooth, polish, or rasp, literally or figuratively.
File (n.) A shrewd or artful person.
File (v. t.) To rub, smooth, or cut away, with a file; to sharpen with a file; as, to file a saw or a tooth.
File (v. t.) To smooth or polish as with a file.
File (v. t.) To make foul; to defile.
Fill (n.) One of the thills or shafts of a carriage.
Fill (a.) To make full; to supply with as much as can be held or contained; to put or pour into, till no more can be received; to occupy the whole capacity of.
Fill (a.) To furnish an abudant supply to; to furnish with as mush as is desired or desirable; to occupy the whole of; to swarm in or overrun.
Fill (a.) To fill or supply fully with food; to feed; to satisfy.
Fill (a.) To possess and perform the duties of; to officiate in, as an incumbent; to occupy; to hold; as, a king fills a throne; the president fills the office of chief magistrate; the speaker of the House fills the chair.
Fill (a.) To supply with an incumbent; as, to fill an office or a vacancy.
Fill (a.) To press and dilate, as a sail; as, the wind filled the sails.
Fill (a.) To trim (a yard) so that the wind shall blow on the after side of the sails.
Fill (a.) To make an embankment in, or raise the level of (a low place), with earth or gravel.
Fill (v. i.) To become full; to have the whole capacity occupied; to have an abundant supply; to be satiated; as, corn fills well in a warm season; the sail fills with the wind.
Fill (v. i.) To fill a cup or glass for drinking.
Fill (v. t.) A full supply, as much as supplies want; as much as gives complete satisfaction.
Film (n.) A thin skin; a pellicle; a membranous covering, causing opacity; hence, any thin, slight covering.
Film (n.) A slender thread, as that of a cobweb.
Film (v. t.) To cover with a thin skin or pellicle.
Find (v. t.) To meet with, or light upon, accidentally; to gain the first sight or knowledge of, as of something new, or unknown; hence, to fall in with, as a person.
Find (v. t.) To learn by experience or trial; to perceive; to experience; to discover by the intellect or the feelings; to detect; to feel.
Find (v. t.) To come upon by seeking; as, to find something lost.
Find (v. t.) To discover by sounding; as, to find bottom.
Find (v. t.) To discover by study or experiment direct to an object or end; as, water is found to be a compound substance.
Find (v. t.) To gain, as the object of desire or effort; as, to find leisure; to find means.
Find (v. t.) To attain to; to arrive at; to acquire.
Find (v. t.) To provide for; to supply; to furnish; as, to find food for workemen; he finds his nephew in money.
Find (v. t.) To arrive at, as a conclusion; to determine as true; to establish; as, to find a verdict; to find a true bill (of indictment) against an accused person.
Find (v. i.) To determine an issue of fact, and to declare such a determination to a court; as, the jury find for the plaintiff.
Find (n.) Anything found; a discovery of anything valuable; especially, a deposit, discovered by archaeologists, of objects of prehistoric or unknown origin.
Fine (superl.) Finished; brought to perfection; refined; hence, free from impurity; excellent; superior; elegant; worthy of admiration; accomplished; beautiful.
Fine (superl.) Aiming at show or effect; loaded with ornament; overdressed or overdecorated; showy.
Fine (superl.) Nice; delicate; subtle; exquisite; artful; skillful; dexterous.
Fine (superl.) Not coarse, gross, or heavy
Fine (superl.) Not gross; subtile; thin; tenous.
Fine (superl.) Not coarse; comminuted; in small particles; as, fine sand or flour.
Fine (superl.) Not thick or heavy; slender; filmy; as, a fine thread.
Fine (superl.) Thin; attenuate; keen; as, a fine edge.
Fine (superl.) Made of fine materials; light; delicate; as, fine
Fine (superl.) Having (such) a proportion of pure metal in its composition; as, coins nine tenths fine.
Fine (superl.) (Used ironically.)
Fine (a.) To make fine; to refine; to purify, to clarify; as, to fine gold.
Fine (a.) To make finer, or less coarse, as in bulk, texture, etc.; as. to fine the soil.
Fine (a.) To change by fine gradations; as (Naut.), to fine down a ship's
Fine (n.) End; conclusion; termination; extinction.
Fine (n.) A sum of money paid as the settlement of a claim, or by way of terminating a matter in dispute; especially, a payment of money imposed upon a party as a punishment for an offense; a mulct.
Fine (n.) A final agreement concerning lands or rents between persons, as the lord and his vassal.
Fine (n.) A sum of money or price paid for obtaining a benefit, favor, or privilege, as for admission to a copyhold, or for obtaining or renewing a lease.
Fine (n.) To impose a pecuniary penalty upon for an offense or breach of law; to set a fine on by judgment of a court; to punish by fine; to mulct; as, the trespassers were fined ten dollars.
Fine (v. i.) To pay a fine. See Fine, n., 3 (b).
Fine (v. t.) To finish; to cease; or to cause to cease.
Finn (a.) A native of Finland; one of the Finn/ in the ethnological sense. See Finns.
Fint () 3d pers. sing. pr. of Find, for findeth.
Fire (n.) The evolution of light and heat in the combustion of bodies; combustion; state of ignition.
Fire (n.) Fuel in a state of combustion, as on a hearth, or in a stove or a furnace.
Fire (n.) The burning of a house or town; a conflagration.
Fire (n.) Anything which destroys or affects like fire.
Fire (n.) Ardor of passion, whether love or hate; excessive warmth; consuming violence of temper.
Fire (n.) Live
Fire (n.) Splendor; brilliancy; luster; hence, a star.
Fire (n.) Torture by burning; severe trial or affliction.
Fire (n.) The discharge of firearms; firing; as, the troops were exposed to a heavy fire.
Fire (v. t.) To set on fire; to kindle; as, to fire a house or chimney; to fire a pile.
Fire (v. t.) To subject to intense heat; to bake; to burn in a kiln; as, to fire pottery.
Fire (v. t.) To inflame; to irritate, as the passions; as, to fire the soul with anger, pride, or revenge.
Fire (v. t.) To animate; to give life or spirit to; as, to fire the genius of a young man.
Fire (v. t.) To feed or serve the fire of; as, to fire a boiler.
Fire (v. t.) To light up as if by fire; to illuminate.
Fire (v. t.) To cause to explode; as, to fire a torpedo; to disharge; as, to fire a musket or cannon; to fire cannon balls, rockets, etc.
Fire (v. t.) To drive by fire.
Fire (v. t.) To cauterize.
Fire (v. i.) To take fire; to be kindled; to kindle.
Fire (v. i.) To be irritated or inflamed with passion.
Fire (v. i.) To discharge artillery or firearms; as, they fired on the town.
Firk (v. t.) To beat; to strike; to chastise.
Firk (v. i.) To fly out; to turn out; to go off.
Firk (n.) A freak; trick; quirk.
Firm (superl.) Fixed; hence, closely compressed; compact; substantial; hard; solid; -- applied to the matter of bodies; as, firm flesh; firm muscles, firm wood.
Firm (superl.) Not easily excited or disturbed; unchanging in purpose; fixed; steady; constant; stable; unshaken; not easily changed in feelings or will; strong; as, a firm believer; a firm friend; a firm adherent.
Firm (superl.) Solid; -- opposed to fluid; as, firm land.
Firm (superl.) Indicating firmness; as, a firm tread; a firm countenance.
Firm (a.) The name, title, or style, under which a company transacts business; a partnership of two or more persons; a commercial house; as, the firm of Hope & Co.
Firm (a.) To fix; to settle; to confirm; to establish.
Firm (a.) To fix or direct with firmness.
Fisc (n.) A public or state treasury.
Fish (n.) A counter, used in various games.
Fish (pl. ) of Fish
Fish (n.) A name loosely applied in popular usage to many animals of diverse characteristics, living in the water.
Fish (n.) An oviparous, vertebrate animal usually having fins and a covering scales or plates. It breathes by means of gills, and lives almost entirely in the water. See Pisces.
Fish (n.) The twelfth sign of the zodiac; Pisces.
Fish (n.) The flesh of fish, used as food.
Fish (n.) A purchase used to fish the anchor.
Fish (n.) A piece of timber, somewhat in the form of a fish, used to strengthen a mast or yard.
Fish (v. i.) To attempt to catch fish; to be employed in taking fish, by any means, as by angling or drawing a net.
Fish (v. i.) To seek to obtain by artifice, or indirectly to seek to draw forth; as, to fish for compliments.
Fish (v. t.) To catch; to draw out or up; as, to fish up an anchor.
Fish (v. t.) To search by raking or sweeping.
Fish (v. t.) To try with a fishing rod; to catch fish in; as, to fish a stream.
Fish (v. t.) To strengthen (a beam, mast, etc.), or unite end to end (two timbers, railroad rails, etc.) by bolting a plank, timber, or plate to the beam, mast, or timbers, lengthwise on one or both sides. See Fish joint, under Fish, n.
Fisk (v. i.) To run about; to frisk; to whisk.
Fist (n.) The hand with the fingers doubled into the palm; the closed hand, especially as clinched tightly for the purpose of striking a blow.
Fist (n.) The talons of a bird of prey.
Fist (n.) the index mark [/], used to direct special attention to the passage which follows.
Fist (v. t.) To strike with the fist.
Fist (v. t.) To gripe with the fist.
Fitt (n.) See 2d Fit.
Fitz (n.) A son; -- used in compound names, to indicate paternity, esp. of the illegitimate sons of kings and princes of the blood; as, Fitzroy, the son of the king; Fitzclarence, the son of the duke of Clarence.
Five (a.) Four and one added; one more than four.
Five (n.) The number next greater than four, and less than six; five units or objects.
Five (n.) A symbol representing this number, as 5, or V.
Fizz (v. i.) To make a hissing sound, as a burning fuse.
Fizz (n.) A hissing sound; as, the fizz of a fly.
Gibe (v. i.) To cast reproaches and sneering expressions; to rail; to utter taunting, sarcastic words; to flout; to fleer; to scoff.
Gibe (v. i.) To reproach with contemptuous words; to deride; to scoff at; to mock.
Gibe (n.) An expression of sarcastic scorn; a sarcastic jest; a scoff; a taunt; a sneer.
Gift (v. t.) Anything given; anything voluntarily transferred by one person to another without compensation; a present; an offering.
Gift (v. t.) The act, right, or power of giving or bestowing; as, the office is in the gift of the President.
Gift (v. t.) A bribe; anything given to corrupt.
Gift (v. t.) Some quality or endowment given to man by God; a preeminent and special talent or aptitude; power; faculty; as, the gift of wit; a gift for speaking.
Gift (v. t.) A voluntary transfer of real or personal property, without any consideration. It can be perfected only by deed, or in case of personal property, by an actual delivery of possession.
Gift (v. t.) To endow with some power or faculty.
Gide (n.) Alt. of Guide
Gilt () of Gild
Gild (v. t.) To overlay with a thin covering of gold; to cover with a golden color; to cause to look like gold.
Gild (v. t.) To make attractive; to adorn; to brighten.
Gild (v. t.) To give a fair but deceptive outward appearance to; to embellish; as, to gild a lie.
Gild (v. t.) To make red with drinking.
Gile (n.) Guile.
Gill (n.) An organ for aquatic respiration; a branchia.
Gill (n.) The radiating, gill-shaped plates forming the under surface of a mushroom.
Gill (n.) The fleshy flap that hangs below the beak of a fowl; a wattle.
Gill (n.) The flesh under or about the chin.
Gill (n.) One of the combs of closely ranged steel pins which divide the ribbons of flax fiber or wool into fewer parallel filaments.
Gill (n.) A two-wheeled frame for transporting timber.
Gill (n.) A leech.
Gill (n.) A woody glen; a narrow valley containing a stream.
Gill (n.) A measure of capacity, containing one fourth of a pint.
Gill (n.) A young woman; a sweetheart; a flirting or wanton girl.
Gill (n.) The ground ivy (Nepeta Glechoma); -- called also gill over the ground, and other like names.
Gill (n.) Malt liquor medicated with ground ivy.
Gilt (v. t.) A female pig, when young.
Gilt () imp. & p. p. of Gild.
Gilt (p. p. & a.) Gilded; covered with gold; of the color of gold; golden yellow.
Gilt (n.) Gold, or that which resembles gold, laid on the surface of a thing; gilding.
Gilt (n.) Money.
Gimp (a.) Smart; spruce; trim; nice.
Gimp (n.) A narrow ornamental fabric of silk, woolen, or cotton, often with a metallic wire, or sometimes a coarse cord, running through it; -- used as trimming for dresses, furniture, etc.
Gimp (v. t.) To notch; to indent; to jag.
Ging (n.) Same as Gang, n., 2.
Ginn (pl. ) of Ginnee
Gird (n.) A stroke with a rod or switch; a severe spasm; a twinge; a pang.
Gird (n.) A cut; a sarcastic remark; a gibe; a sneer.
Gird (v.) To strike; to smite.
Gird (v.) To sneer at; to mock; to gibe.
Gird (v. i.) To gibe; to sneer; to break a scornful jest; to utter severe sarcasms.
Girt (imp. & p. p.) of Gird
Gird (v. t.) To encircle or bind with any flexible band.
Gird (v. t.) To make fast, as clothing, by binding with a cord, girdle, bandage, etc.
Gird (v. t.) To surround; to encircle, or encompass.
Gird (v. t.) To clothe; to swathe; to invest.
Gird (v. t.) To prepare; to make ready; to equip; as, to gird one's self for a contest.
Gire (n.) See Gyre.
Girl (n.) A young person of either sex; a child.
Girl (n.) A female child, from birth to the age of puberty; a young maiden.
Girl (n.) A female servant; a maidservant.
Girl (n.) A roebuck two years old.
Girn (n.) To grin.
Girt () imp. & p. p. of Gird.
Girt (v.) To gird; to encircle; to invest by means of a girdle; to measure the girth of; as, to girt a tree.
Girt (a.) Bound by a cable; -- used of a vessel so moored by two anchors that she swings against one of the cables by force of the current or tide.
Girt (n.) Same as Girth.
Gise (v. t.) To feed or pasture.
Gise (n.) Guise; manner.
Gist (n.) A resting place.
Gist (n.) The main point, as of a question; the point on which an action rests; the pith of a matter; as, the gist of a question.
Gite (n.) A gown.
Gith (n.) The corn cockle; also anciently applied to the Nigella, or fennel flower.
Gave (imp.) of Give
Give (n.) To bestow without receiving a return; to confer without compensation; to impart, as a possession; to grant, as authority or permission; to yield up or allow.
Give (n.) To yield possesion of; to deliver over, as property, in exchange for something; to pay; as, we give the value of what we buy.
Give (n.) To yield; to furnish; to produce; to emit; as, flint and steel give sparks.
Give (n.) To communicate or announce, as advice, tidings, etc.; to pronounce; to render or utter, as an opinion, a judgment, a sentence, a shout, etc.
Give (n.) To grant power or license to; to permit; to allow; to license; to commission.
Give (n.) To exhibit as a product or result; to produce; to show; as, the number of men, divided by the number of ships, gives four hundred to each ship.
Give (n.) To devote; to apply; used reflexively, to devote or apply one's self; as, the soldiers give themselves to plunder; also in this sense used very frequently in the past participle; as, the people are given to luxury and pleasure; the youth is given to study.
Give (n.) To set forth as a known quantity or a known relation, or as a premise from which to reason; -- used principally in the passive form given.
Give (n.) To allow or admit by way of supposition.
Give (n.) To attribute; to assign; to adjudge.
Give (n.) To excite or cause to exist, as a sensation; as, to give offense; to give pleasure or pain.
Give (n.) To pledge; as, to give one's word.
Give (n.) To cause; to make; -- with the infinitive; as, to give one to understand, to know, etc.
Give (v. i.) To give a gift or gifts.
Give (v. i.) To yield to force or pressure; to relax; to become less rigid; as, the earth gives under the feet.
Give (v. i.) To become soft or moist.
Give (v. i.) To move; to recede.
Give (v. i.) To shed tears; to weep.
Give (v. i.) To have a misgiving.
Give (v. i.) To open; to lead.
Hide (v. t.) To conceal, or withdraw from sight; to put out of view; to secrete.
Hide (v. t.) To withhold from knowledge; to keep secret; to refrain from avowing or confessing.
Hide (v. t.) To remove from danger; to shelter.
Hide (v. i.) To lie concealed; to keep one's self out of view; to be withdrawn from sight or observation.
Hide (n.) An abode or dwelling.
Hide (n.) A measure of land, common in Domesday Book and old English charters, the quantity of which is not well ascertained, but has been differently estimated at 80, 100, and 120 acres.
Hide (n.) The skin of an animal, either raw or dressed; -- generally applied to the undressed skins of the larger domestic animals, as oxen, horses, etc.
Hide (n.) The human skin; -- so called in contempt.
Hide (v. t.) To flog; to whip.
Hied (imp. & p. p.) of Hie
-cae (pl. ) of Hierotheca
High (v. i.) To hie.
High (superl.) Elevated above any starting point of measurement, as a
High (superl.) Regarded as raised up or elevated; distinguished; remark
High (superl.) Elevated in character or quality, whether moral or intellectual; preeminent; honorable; as, high aims, or motives.
High (superl.) Exalted in social standing or general estimation, or in rank, reputation, office, and the like; dignified; as, she was welcomed in the highest circles.
High (superl.) Of noble birth; illustrious; as, of high family.
High (superl.) Of great strength, force, importance, and the like; strong; mighty; powerful; violent; sometimes, triumphant; victorious; majestic, etc.; as, a high wind; high passions.
High (superl.) Very abstract; difficult to comprehend or surmount; grand; noble.
High (superl.) Costly; dear in price; extravagant; as, to hold goods at a high price.
High (superl.) Arrogant; lofty; boastful; proud; ostentatious; -- used in a bad sense.
High (superl.) Possessing a characteristic quality in a supreme or superior degree; as, high (i. e., intense) heat; high (i. e., full or quite) noon; high (i. e., rich or spicy) seasoning; high (i. e., complete) pleasure; high (i. e., deep or vivid) color; high (i. e., extensive, thorough) scholarship, etc.
High (superl.) Strong-scented; slightly tainted; as, epicures do not cook game before it is high.
High (superl.) Acute or sharp; -- opposed to grave or low; as, a high note.
High (superl.) Made with a high position of some part of the tongue in relation to the palate, as / (/ve), / (f/d).
High (adv.) In a high manner; in a high place; to a great altitude; to a great degree; largely; in a superior manner; eminently; powerfully.
High (n.) An elevated place; a superior region; a height; the sky; heaven.
High (n.) People of rank or high station; as, high and low.
High (n.) The highest card dealt or drawn.
High (v. i.) To rise; as, the sun higheth.
-men (pl. ) of High-churchman
Hote () of Hight
Hile (v. t.) To hide. See Hele.
Hile (n.) Same as Hilum.
Hill (n.) A natural elevation of land, or a mass of earth rising above the common level of the surrounding land; an eminence less than a mountain.
Hill (n.) The earth raised about the roots of a plant or cluster of plants. [U. S.] See Hill, v. t.
Hill (v. t.) A single cluster or group of plants growing close together, and having the earth heaped up about them; as, a hill of corn or potatoes.
Hill (v. t.) To surround with earth; to heap or draw earth around or upon; as, to hill corn.
Hilt (n.) A handle; especially, the handle of a sword, dagger, or the like.
Hind (n.) The female of the red deer, of which the male is the stag.
Hind (n.) A spotted food fish of the genus Epinephelus, as E. apua of Bermuda, and E. Drummond-hayi of Florida; -- called also coney, John Paw, spotted hind.
Hind (n.) A domestic; a servant.
Hind (n.) A peasant; a rustic; a farm servant.
Hind (a.) In the rear; -- opposed to front; of or pertaining to the part or end which follows or is behind, in opposition to the part which leads or is before; as, the hind legs or hind feet of a quadruped; the hind man in a procession.
Hine (n.) A servant; a farm laborer; a peasant; a hind.
Hink (n.) A reaping hook.
Hint (v. t.) To bring to mind by a slight mention or remote allusion; to suggest in an indirect manner; as, to hint a suspicion.
Hint (v. i.) To make an indirect reference, suggestion, or allusion; to allude vaguely to something.
Hint (n.) A remote allusion; slight mention; intimation; insinuation; a suggestion or reminder, without a full declaration or explanation; also, an occasion or motive.
Hire (pron.) See Here, pron.
Hire (n.) The price, reward, or compensation paid, or contracted to be paid, for the temporary use of a thing or a place, for personal service, or for labor; wages; rent; pay.
Hire (n.) A bailment by which the use of a thing, or the services and labor of a person, are contracted for at a certain price or reward.
Hire (n.) To procure (any chattel or estate) from another person, for temporary use, for a compensation or equivalent; to purchase the use or enjoyment of for a limited time; as, to hire a farm for a year; to hire money.
Hire (n.) To engage or purchase the service, labor, or interest of (any one) for a specific purpose, by payment of wages; as, to hire a servant, an agent, or an advocate.
Hire (n.) To grant the temporary use of, for compensation; to engage to give the service of, for a price; to let; to lease; -- now usually with out, and often reflexively; as, he has hired out his horse, or his time.
Hirs (pron.) Hers; theirs. See Here, pron.
Hiss (v. i.) To make with the mouth a prolonged sound like that of the letter s, by driving the breath between the tongue and the teeth; to make with the mouth a sound like that made by a goose or a snake when angered; esp., to make such a sound as an expression of hatred, passion, or disapproval.
Hiss (v. i.) To make a similar noise by any means; to pass with a sibilant sound; as, the arrow hissed as it flew.
Hiss (v. t.) To condemn or express contempt for by hissing.
Hiss (v. t.) To utter with a hissing sound.
Hiss (n.) A prolonged sound like that letter s, made by forcing out the breath between the tongue and teeth, esp. as a token of disapprobation or contempt.
Hiss (n.) Any sound resembling that above described
Hiss (n.) The noise made by a serpent.
Hiss (n.) The note of a goose when irritated.
Hiss (n.) The noise made by steam escaping through a narrow orifice, or by water falling on a hot stove.
Hist (interj.) Hush; be silent; -- a signal for silence.
Hit. (adj.) having become very popular or acclaimed; -- said of entertainment performances; as, a hit record, a hit movie.
Hive (n.) A box, basket, or other structure, for the reception and habitation of a swarm of honeybees.
Hive (n.) The bees of one hive; a swarm of bees.
Hive (n.) A place swarming with busy occupants; a crowd.
Hive (v. t.) To collect into a hive; to place in, or cause to enter, a hive; as, to hive a swarm of bees.
Hive (v. t.) To store up in a hive, as honey; hence, to gather and accumulate for future need; to lay up in store.
Hive (v. i.) To take shelter or lodgings together; to reside in a collective body.
Hizz (v. i.) To hiss.
Jibe (v. i.) To shift, as the boom of a fore-and-aft sail, from one side of a vessel to the other when the wind is aft or on the quarter. See Gybe.
Jibe (v. i.) To change a ship's course so as to cause a shifting of the boom. See Jibe, v. t., and Gybe.
Jibe (v. t.) To agree; to harmonize.
Jill (n.) A young woman; a sweetheart. See Gill.
Jilt (n.) A woman who capriciously deceives her lover; a coquette; a flirt.
Jilt (v. t.) To cast off capriciously or unfeeling, as a lover; to deceive in love.
Jilt (v. i.) To play the jilt; to practice deception in love; to discard lovers capriciously.
Jimp (a.) Neat; handsome; elegant. See Gimp.
Jinn (n.) See Jinnee.
Jinn (pl. ) of Jinnee
Kibe (n.) A chap or crack in the flesh occasioned by cold; an ulcerated chilblain.
Kiby (a.) Affected with kibes.
Kick (v. t.) To strike, thrust, or hit violently with the foot; as, a horse kicks a groom; a man kicks a dog.
Kick (v. i.) To thrust out the foot or feet with violence; to strike out with the foot or feet, as in defense or in bad temper; esp., to strike backward, as a horse does, or to have a habit of doing so. Hence, figuratively: To show ugly resistance, opposition, or hostility; to spurn.
Kick (v. i.) To recoil; -- said of a musket, cannon, etc.
Kick (n.) A blow with the foot or feet; a striking or thrust with the foot.
Kick (n.) The projection on the tang of the blade of a pocket knife, which prevents the edge of the blade from striking the spring. See Illust. of Pocketknife.
Kick (n.) A projection in a mold, to form a depression in the surface of the brick.
Kick (n.) The recoil of a musket or other firearm, when discharged.
Kier (n.) A large tub or vat in which goods are subjected to the action of hot lye or bleaching liquor; -- also called keeve.
Kike (v. i.) To gaze; to stare.
Kike (v. t. & i.) To kick.
Kill (n.) A kiln.
Kill (n.) A channel or arm of the sea; a river; a stream; as, the channel between Staten Island and Bergen Neck is the Kill van Kull, or the Kills; -- used also in composition; as, Schuylkill, Catskill, etc.
Kill (v. t.) To deprive of life, animal or vegetable, in any manner or by any means; to render inanimate; to put to death; to slay.
Kill (v. t.) To destroy; to ruin; as, to kill one's chances; to kill the sale of a book.
Kill (v. t.) To cause to cease; to quell; to calm; to still; as, in seamen's language, a shower of rain kills the wind.
Kill (v. t.) To destroy the effect of; to counteract; to neutralize; as, alkali kills acid.
Kiln (n.) A large stove or oven; a furnace of brick or stone, or a heated chamber, for the purpose of hardening, burning, or drying anything; as, a kiln for baking or hardening earthen vessels; a kiln for drying grain, meal, lumber, etc.; a kiln for calcining limestone.
Kiln (n.) A furnace for burning bricks; a brickkiln.
Kilo (n.) An abbreviation of Kilogram.
Kilt () p. p. from Kill.
Kilt (n.) A kind of short petticoat, reaching from the waist to the knees, worn in the Highlands of Scotland by men, and in the Lowlands by young boys; a filibeg.
Kilt (v. t.) To tuck up; to truss up, as the clothes.
Kind (superl.) Characteristic of the species; belonging to one's nature; natural; native.
Kind (superl.) Having feelings befitting our common nature; congenial; sympathetic; as, a kind man; a kind heart.
Kind (superl.) Showing tenderness or goodness; disposed to do good and confer happiness; averse to hurting or paining; benevolent; benignant; gracious.
Kind (superl.) Proceeding from, or characterized by, goodness, gentleness, or benevolence; as, a kind act.
Kind (superl.) Gentle; tractable; easily governed; as, a horse kind in harness.
Kind (a.) Nature; natural instinct or disposition.
Kind (a.) Race; genus; species; generic class; as, in mankind or humankind.
Kind (a.) Nature; style; character; sort; fashion; manner; variety; description; class; as, there are several kinds of eloquence, of style, and of music; many kinds of government; various kinds of soil, etc.
Kind (v. t.) To beget.
Kine (n. pl.) Cows.
King (n.) A Chinese musical instrument, consisting of resonant stones or metal plates, arranged according to their tones in a frame of wood, and struck with a hammer.
King (n.) A chief ruler; a sovereign; one invested with supreme authority over a nation, country, or tribe, usually by hereditary succession; a monarch; a prince.
King (n.) One who, or that which, holds a supreme position or rank; a chief among competitors; as, a railroad king; a money king; the king of the lobby; the king of beasts.
King (n.) A playing card having the picture of a king; as, the king of diamonds.
King (n.) The chief piece in the game of chess.
King (n.) A crowned man in the game of draughts.
King (n.) The title of two historical books in the Old Testament.
King (v. i.) To supply with a king; to make a king of; to raise to royalty.
Kink (n.) A twist or loop in a rope or thread, caused by a spontaneous doubling or winding upon itself; a close loop or curl; a doubling in a cord.
Kink (n.) An unreasonable notion; a crotchet; a whim; a caprice.
Kink (v. i.) To wind into a kink; to knot or twist spontaneously upon itself, as a rope or thread.
Kink (n.) A fit of coughing; also, a convulsive fit of laughter.
Kino (n.) The dark red dried juice of certain plants, used variously in tanning, in dyeing, and as an astringent in medicine.
Kipe (n.) An osier basket used for catching fish.
Kirk (n.) A church or the church, in the various senses of the word; esp., the Church of Scotland as distinguished from other reformed churches, or from the Roman Catholic Church.
Kish (n.) A workman's name for the graphite which forms incidentally in iron smelting.
Kiss (v. t.) To salute with the lips, as a mark of affection, reverence, submission, forgiveness, etc.
Kiss (v. t.) To touch gently, as if fondly or caressingly.
Kiss (v. i.) To make or give salutation with the lips in token of love, respect, etc.; as, kiss and make friends.
Kiss (v. i.) To meet; to come in contact; to touch fondly.
Kiss (v.) A salutation with the lips, as a token of affection, respect, etc.; as, a parting kiss; a kiss of reconciliation.
Kiss (v.) A small piece of confectionery.
Kist (n.) A chest; hence, a coffin.
Kist (n.) A stated payment, especially a payment of rent for land; hence, the time for such payment.
Kite (n.) Any raptorial bird of the subfamily Milvinae, of which many species are known. They have long wings, adapted for soaring, and usually a forked tail.
Kite (n.) Fig. : One who is rapacious.
Kite (n.) A light frame of wood or other material covered with paper or cloth, for flying in the air at the end of a string.
Kite (n.) A lofty sail, carried only when the wind is light.
Kite (n.) A quadrilateral, one of whose diagonals is an axis of symmetry.
Kite (n.) Fictitious commercial paper used for raising money or to sustain credit, as a check which represents no deposit in bank, or a bill of exchange not sanctioned by sale of goods; an accommodation check or bill.
Kite (n.) The brill.
Kite (v. i.) To raise money by "kites;" as, kiting transactions. See Kite, 6.
Kite (n.) The belly.
Kith (n.) Acquaintance; kindred.
Kive (n.) A mash vat. See Keeve.
Liar (n.) A person who knowingly utters falsehood; one who lies.
Lias (n.) The lowest of the three divisions of the Jurassic period; a name given in England and Europe to a series of marine limestones underlying the Oolite. See the Chart of Geology.
Lice (n.) pl. of Louse.
Lich (a.) Like.
Lich (a.) A dead body; a corpse.
Lick (v. t.) To draw or pass the tongue over; as, a dog licks his master's hand.
Lick (v. t.) To lap; to take in with the tongue; as, a dog or cat licks milk.
Lick (v.) A stroke of the tongue in licking.
Lick (v.) A quick and careless application of anything, as if by a stroke of the tongue, or of something which acts like a tongue; as, to put on colors with a lick of the brush. Also, a small quantity of any substance so applied.
Lick (v.) A place where salt is found on the surface of the earth, to which wild animals resort to lick it up; -- often, but not always, near salt springs.
Lick (v. t.) To strike with repeated blows for punishment; to flog; to whip or conquer, as in a pugilistic encounter.
Lick (n.) A slap; a quick stroke.
Lied (imp. & p. p.) of Lie
Lain (p. p.) of Lie
Lien () of Lie
Lied (n.) A lay; a German song. It differs from the French chanson, and the Italian canzone, all three being national.
Lief (n.) Same as Lif.
Lief (n.) Dear; beloved.
Lief (n.) Pleasing; agreeable; acceptable; preferable.
Lief (adv.) Willing; disposed.
Lief (n.) A dear one; a sweetheart.
Lief (adv.) Gladly; willingly; freely; -- now used only in the phrases, had as lief, and would as lief; as, I had, or would, as lief go as not.
Lien (obs. p. p.) of Lie. See Lain.
Lien (n.) A legal claim; a charge upon real or personal property for the satisfaction of some debt or duty; a right in one to control or hold and retain the property of another until some claim of the former is paid or satisfied.
Lier (n.) One who lies down; one who rests or remains, as in concealment.
Lieu (n.) Place; room; stead; -- used only in the phrase in lieu of, that is, instead of.
Life (n.) The state of being which begins with generation, birth, or germination, and ends with death; also, the time during which this state continues; that state of an animal or plant in which all or any of its organs are capable of performing all or any of their functions; -- used of all animal and vegetable organisms.
Life (n.) Of human beings: The union of the soul and body; also, the duration of their union; sometimes, the deathless quality or existence of the soul; as, man is a creature having an immortal life.
Life (n.) The potential principle, or force, by which the organs of animals and plants are started and continued in the performance of their several and cooperative functions; the vital force, whether regarded as physical or spiritual.
Life (n.) Figuratively: The potential or animating principle, also, the period of duration, of anything that is conceived of as resembling a natural organism in structure or functions; as, the life of a state, a machine, or a book; authority is the life of government.
Life (n.) A certain way or manner of living with respect to conditions, circumstances, character, conduct, occupation, etc.; hence, human affairs; also, lives, considered collectively, as a distinct class or type; as, low life; a good or evil life; the life of Indians, or of miners.
Life (n.) Animation; spirit; vivacity; vigor; energy.
Life (n.) That which imparts or excites spirit or vigor; that upon which enjoyment or success depends; as, he was the life of the company, or of the enterprise.
Life (n.) The living or actual form, person, thing, or state; as, a picture or a description from the life.
Life (n.) A person; a living being, usually a human being; as, many lives were sacrificed.
Life (n.) The system of animal nature; animals in general, or considered collectively.
Life (n.) An essential constituent of life, esp. the blood.
Life (n.) A history of the acts and events of a life; a biography; as, Johnson wrote the life of Milton.
Life (n.) Enjoyment in the right use of the powers; especially, a spiritual existence; happiness in the favor of God; heavenly felicity.
Life (n.) Something dear to one as one's existence; a darling; -- used as a term of endearment.
Lift (n.) The sky; the atmosphere; the firmament.
Lift (v. t.) To move in a direction opposite to that of gravitation; to raise; to elevate; to bring up from a lower place to a higher; to upheave; sometimes implying a continued support or holding in the higher place; -- said of material things; as, to lift the foot or the hand; to lift a chair or a burden.
Lift (v. t.) To raise, elevate, exalt, improve, in rank, condition, estimation, character, etc.; -- often with up.
Lift (v. t.) To bear; to support.
Lift (v. t.) To collect, as moneys due; to raise.
Lift (v. t.) To steal; to carry off by theft (esp. cattle); as, to lift a drove of cattle.
Lift (v. i.) To try to raise something; to exert the strength for raising or bearing.
Lift (v. i.) To rise; to become or appear raised or elevated; as, the fog lifts; the land lifts to a ship approaching it.
Lift (v. t.) To live by theft.
Lift (n.) Act of lifting; also, that which is lifted.
Lift (n.) The space or distance through which anything is lifted; as, a long lift.
Lift (n.) Help; assistance, as by lifting; as, to give one a lift in a wagon.
Lift (n.) That by means of which a person or thing lifts or is lifted
Lift (n.) A hoisting machine; an elevator; a dumb waiter.
Lift (n.) A handle.
Lift (n.) An exercising machine.
Lift (n.) A rise; a degree of elevation; as, the lift of a lock in canals.
Lift (n.) A lift gate. See Lift gate, below.
Lift (n.) A rope leading from the masthead to the extremity of a yard below; -- used for raising or supporting the end of the yard.
Lift (n.) One of the steps of a cone pulley.
Lift (n.) A layer of leather in the heel.
Lift (n.) That portion of the vibration of a balance during which the impulse is given.
Lige (v. t. & i.) To lie; to tell lies.
-men (pl. ) of Light-horseman
-men (pl. ) of Lightman
Like (superl.) Having the same, or nearly the same, appearance, qualities, or characteristics; resembling; similar to; similar; alike; -- often with in and the particulars of the resemblance; as, they are like each other in features, complexion, and many traits of character.
Like (superl.) Equal, or nearly equal; as, fields of like extent.
Like (superl.) Having probability; affording probability; probable; likely.
Like (superl.) Inc
Like (n.) That which is equal or similar to another; the counterpart; an exact resemblance; a copy.
Like (n.) A liking; a preference; inclination; -- usually in pl.; as, we all have likes and dislikes.
Like (a.) In a manner like that of; in a manner similar to; as, do not act like him.
Like (a.) In a like or similar manner.
Like (a.) Likely; probably.
Like (a.) To suit; to please; to be agreeable to.
Like (a.) To be pleased with in a moderate degree; to approve; to take satisfaction in; to enjoy.
Like (a.) To liken; to compare.
Like (v. i.) To be pleased; to choose.
Like (v. i.) To have an appearance or expression; to look; to seem to be (in a specified condition).
Like (v. i.) To come near; to avoid with difficulty; to escape narrowly; as, he liked to have been too late. Cf. Had like, under Like, a.
Lill (v. i.) To loll.
Lilt (v. i.) To do anything with animation and quickness, as to skip, fly, or hop.
Lilt (v. i.) To sing cheerfully.
Lilt (v. t.) To utter with spirit, animation, or gayety; to sing with spirit and live
Lilt (n.) Animated, brisk motion; spirited rhythm; spright
Lilt (n.) A lively song or dance; a cheerful tune.
Lily (n.) A plant and flower of the genus Lilium, endogenous bulbous plants, having a regular perianth of six colored pieces, six stamens, and a superior three-celled ovary.
Lily (n.) A name given to handsome flowering plants of several genera, having some resemblance in color or form to a true lily, as Pancratium, Crinum, Amaryllis, Nerine, etc.
Lily (n.) That end of a compass needle which should point to the north; -- so called as often ornamented with the figure of a lily or fleur-de-lis.
Lima (n.) The capital city of Peru, in South America.
Limb (n.) A part of a tree which extends from the trunk and separates into branches and twigs; a large branch.
Limb (n.) An arm or a leg of a human being; a leg, arm, or wing of an animal.
Limb (n.) A thing or person regarded as a part or member of, or attachment to, something else.
Limb (n.) An elementary piece of the mechanism of a lock.
Limb (v. t.) To supply with limbs.
Limb (v. t.) To dismember; to tear off the limbs of.
Limb (n.) A border or edge, in certain special uses.
Limb (n.) The border or upper spreading part of a monopetalous corolla, or of a petal, or sepal; blade.
Limb (n.) The border or edge of the disk of a heavenly body, especially of the sun and moon.
Limb (n.) The graduated margin of an arc or circle, in an instrument for measuring angles.
Lime (n.) A thong by which a dog is led; a leash.
Lime (n.) The linden tree. See Linden.
Lime (n.) A fruit allied to the lemon, but much smaller; also, the tree which bears it. There are two kinds; Citrus Medica, var. acida which is intensely sour, and the sweet lime (C. Medica, var. Limetta) which is only slightly sour.
Lime (n.) Birdlime.
Lime (n.) Oxide of calcium; the white or gray, caustic substance, usually called quicklime, obtained by calcining limestone or shells, the heat driving off carbon dioxide and leaving lime. It develops great heat when treated with water, forming slacked lime, and is an essential ingredient of cement, plastering, mortar, etc.
Lime (v. t.) To smear with a viscous substance, as birdlime.
Lime (v. t.) To entangle; to insnare.
Lime (v. t.) To treat with lime, or oxide or hydrate of calcium; to manure with lime; as, to lime hides for removing the hair; to lime sails in order to whiten them.
Lime (v. t.) To cement.
Limn (v. t.) To draw or paint; especially, to represent in an artistic way with pencil or brush.
Limn (v. t.) To illumine, as books or parchments, with ornamental figures, letters, or borders.
Limp (v. i.) To halt; to walk lamely. Also used figuratively.
Limp (n.) A halt; the act of limping.
Limp (n.) A scraper for removing poor ore or refuse from the sieve.
Limp (a.) Flaccid; flabby, as flesh.
Limp (a.) Lacking stiffness; flimsy; as, a limp cravat.
Limu (n.) The Hawaiian name for seaweeds. Over sixty kinds are used as food, and have species names, as Limu Lipoa, Limu palawai, etc.
Limy (a.) Smeared with, or consisting of, lime; viscous.
Limy (a.) Containing lime; as, a limy soil.
Limy (a.) Resembling lime; having the qualities of lime.
Lind (n.) The linden. See Linden.
Ling (a.) A large, marine, gadoid fish (Molva vulgaris) of Northern Europe and Greenland. It is valued as a food fish and is largely salted and dried. Called also drizzle.
Ling (a.) The burbot of Lake Ontario.
Ling (a.) An American hake of the genus Phycis.
Ling (a.) A New Zealand food fish of the genus Genypterus. The name is also locally applied to other fishes, as the cultus cod, the mutton fish, and the cobia.
Ling (n.) Heather (Calluna vulgaris).
-lae (pl. ) of Lingula
Link (n.) A torch made of tow and pitch, or the like.
Link (n.) A single ring or division of a chain.
Link (n.) Hence: Anything, whether material or not, which binds together, or connects, separate things; a part of a connected series; a tie; a bond.
Link (n.) Anything doubled and closed like a link; as, a link of horsehair.
Link (n.) Any one of the several elementary pieces of a mechanism, as the fixed frame, or a rod, wheel, mass of confined liquid, etc., by which relative motion of other parts is produced and constrained.
Link (n.) Any intermediate rod or piece for transmitting force or motion, especially a short connecting rod with a bearing at each end; specifically (Steam Engine), the slotted bar, or connecting piece, to the opposite ends of which the eccentric rods are jointed, and by means of which the movement of the valve is varied, in a link motion.
Link (n.) The length of one joint of Gunter's chain, being the hundredth part of it, or 7.92 inches, the chain being 66 feet in length. Cf. Chain, n., 4.
Link (n.) A bond of affinity, or a unit of valence between atoms; -- applied to a unit of chemical force or attraction.
Link (n.) Sausages; -- because linked together.
Link (v. t.) To connect or unite with a link or as with a link; to join; to attach; to unite; to couple.
Link (v. i.) To be connected.
Lint (n.) Flax.
Lion (n.) A large carnivorous fe
Lion (n.) A sign and a constellation; Leo.
Lion (n.) An object of interest and curiosity, especially a person who is so regarded; as, he was quite a lion in London at that time.
Lire (pl. ) of Lira
Lira (n.) An Italian coin equivalent in value to the French franc.
Lisp (v. i.) To pronounce the sibilant letter s imperfectly; to give s and z the sound of th; -- a defect common among children.
Lisp (v. i.) To speak with imperfect articulation; to mispronounce, as a child learning to talk.
Lisp (v. i.) To speak hesitatingly with a low voice, as if afraid.
Lisp (v. t.) To pronounce with a lisp.
Lisp (v. t.) To utter with imperfect articulation; to express with words pronounced imperfectly or indistinctly, as a child speaks; hence, to express by the use of simple, childlike language.
Lisp (v. t.) To speak with reserve or concealment; to utter timidly or confidentially; as, to lisp treason.
Lisp (n.) The habit or act of lisping. See Lisp, v. i., 1.
Liss (n.) Release; remission; ease; relief.
Liss (v. t.) To free, as from care or pain; to relieve.
List (n.) A
List (v. t.) To inclose for combat; as, to list a field.
List (v. i.) To hearken; to attend; to listen.
List (v. t.) To listen or hearken to.
List (v. i.) To desire or choose; to please.
List (v. i.) To lean; to inc
List (n.) Inclination; desire.
List (n.) An inclination to one side; as, the ship has a list to starboard.
List (n.) A strip forming the woven border or selvedge of cloth, particularly of broadcloth, and serving to strengthen it; hence, a strip of cloth; a fillet.
List (n.) A limit or boundary; a border.
List (n.) The lobe of the ear; the ear itself.
List (n.) A stripe.
List (n.) A roll or catalogue, that is row or
List (n.) A little square molding; a fillet; -- called also listel.
List (n.) A narrow strip of wood, esp. sapwood, cut from the edge of a plank or board.
List (n.) A piece of woolen cloth with which the yarns are grasped by a workman.
List (n.) The first thin coat of tin.
List (n.) A wirelike rim of tin left on an edge of the plate after it is coated.
List (v. t.) To sew together, as strips of cloth, so as to make a show of colors, or form a border.
List (v. t.) To cover with list, or with strips of cloth; to put list on; as, to list a door; to stripe as if with list.
List (v. t.) To enroll; to place or register in a list.
List (v. t.) To engage, as a soldier; to enlist.
List (v. t.) To cut away a narrow strip, as of sapwood, from the edge of; as, to list a board.
List (v. i.) To engage in public service by enrolling one's name; to enlist.
Lite (adv., & n.) Little.
Lith () 3d pers. sing. pres. of Lie, to rec
Lith (n.) A joint or limb; a division; a member; a part formed by growth, and articulated to, or symmetrical with, other parts.
Live (v. i.) To be alive; to have life; to have, as an animal or a plant, the capacity of assimilating matter as food, and to be dependent on such assimilation for a continuance of existence; as, animals and plants that live to a great age are long in reaching maturity.
Live (v. i.) To pass one's time; to pass life or time in a certain manner, as to habits, conduct, or circumstances; as, to live in ease or affluence; to live happily or usefully.
Live (v. i.) To make one's abiding place or home; to abide; to dwell; to reside.
Live (v. i.) To be or continue in existence; to exist; to remain; to be permanent; to last; -- said of inanimate objects, ideas, etc.
Live (v. i.) To enjoy or make the most of life; to be in a state of happiness.
Live (v. i.) To feed; to subsist; to be nourished or supported; -- with on; as, horses live on grass and grain.
Live (v. i.) To have a spiritual existence; to be quickened, nourished, and actuated by divine influence or faith.
Live (v. i.) To be maintained in life; to acquire a livelihood; to subsist; -- with on or by; as, to live on spoils.
Live (v. i.) To outlast danger; to float; -- said of a ship, boat, etc.; as, no ship could live in such a storm.
Live (v. t.) To spend, as one's life; to pass; to maintain; to continue in, constantly or habitually; as, to live an idle or a useful life.
Live (v. t.) To act habitually in conformity with; to practice.
Live (a.) Having life; alive; living; not dead.
Live (a.) Being in a state of ignition; burning; having active properties; as, a live coal; live embers.
Live (a.) Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing; as, a live man, or orator.
Live (a.) Vivid; bright.
Live (a.) Imparting power; having motion; as, the live spindle of a lathe.
Live (n.) Life.
Lixt () 2d pers. sing. pres. of Lige, to lie, to tell lies, -- contracted for ligest.
Liza (n.) The American white mullet (Mugil curema).
Mias (n.) The orang-outang.
Mica (n.) The name of a group of minerals characterized by highly perfect cleavage, so that they readily separate into very thin leaves, more or less elastic. They differ widely in composition, and vary in color from pale brown or yellow to green or black. The transparent forms are used in lanterns, the doors of stoves, etc., being popularly called isinglass. Formerly called also cat-silver, and glimmer.
Mice (n.) pl of Mouse.
Mich (v. i.) Alt. of Miche
Mico (n.) A small South American monkey (Mico melanurus), allied to the marmoset. The name was originally applied to an albino variety.
Mida (n.) The larva of the bean fly.
Mien (n.) Aspect; air; manner; demeanor; carriage; bearing.
Miff (n.) A petty falling out; a tiff; a quarrel; offense.
Miff (v. t.) To offend slightly.
Mild (superl.) Gentle; pleasant; kind; soft; bland; clement; hence, moderate in degree or quality; -- the opposite of harsh, severe, irritating, violent, disagreeable, etc.; -- applied to persons and things; as, a mild disposition; a mild eye; a mild air; a mild medicine; a mild insanity.
Mile (n.) A certain measure of distance, being equivalent in England and the United States to 320 poles or rods, or 5,280 feet.
Milk (n.) A white fluid secreted by the mammary glands of female mammals for the nourishment of their young, consisting of minute globules of fat suspended in a solution of casein, albumin, milk sugar, and inorganic salts.
Milk (n.) A kind of juice or sap, usually white in color, found in certain plants; latex. See Latex.
Milk (n.) An emulsion made by bruising seeds; as, the milk of almonds, produced by pounding almonds with sugar and water.
Milk (n.) The ripe, undischarged spat of an oyster.
Milk (v. t.) To draw or press milk from the breasts or udder of, by the hand or mouth; to withdraw the milk of.
Milk (v. t.) To draw from the breasts or udder; to extract, as milk; as, to milk wholesome milk from healthy cows.
Milk (v. t.) To draw anything from, as if by milking; to compel to yield profit or advantage; to plunder.
Milk (v. i.) To draw or to yield milk.
Mill (n.) A money of account of the United States, having the value of the tenth of a cent, or the thousandth of a dollar.
Mill (n.) A machine for grinding or comminuting any substance, as grain, by rubbing and crushing it between two hard, rough, or intented surfaces; as, a gristmill, a coffee mill; a bone mill.
Mill (n.) A machine used for expelling the juice, sap, etc., from vegetable tissues by pressure, or by pressure in combination with a grinding, or cutting process; as, a cider mill; a cane mill.
Mill (n.) A machine for grinding and polishing; as, a lapidary mill.
Mill (n.) A common name for various machines which produce a manufactured product, or change the form of a raw material by the continuous repetition of some simple action; as, a sawmill; a stamping mill, etc.
Mill (n.) A building or collection of buildings with machinery by which the processes of manufacturing are carried on; as, a cotton mill; a powder mill; a rolling mill.
Mill (n.) A hardened steel roller having a design in relief, used for imprinting a reversed copy of the design in a softer metal, as copper.
Mill (n.) An excavation in rock, transverse to the workings, from which material for filling is obtained.
Mill (n.) A passage underground through which ore is shot.
Mill (n.) A milling cutter. See Illust. under Milling.
Mill (n.) A pugilistic.
Mill (n.) To reduce to fine particles, or to small pieces, in a mill; to grind; to comminute.
Mill (n.) To shape, finish, or transform by passing through a machine; specifically, to shape or dress, as metal, by means of a rotary cutter.
Mill (n.) To make a raised border around the edges of, or to cut fine grooves or indentations across the edges of, as of a coin, or a screw head; also, to stamp in a coining press; to coin.
Mill (n.) To pass through a fulling mill; to full, as cloth.
Mill (n.) To beat with the fists.
Mill (n.) To roll into bars, as steel.
Mill (v. i.) To swim under water; -- said of air-breathing creatures.
Milt (n.) The spleen.
Milt (n.) The spermatic fluid of fishes.
Milt (n.) The testes, or spermaries, of fishes when filled with spermatozoa.
Milt (v. t.) To impregnate (the roe of a fish) with milt.
Mime (n.) A kind of drama in which real persons and events were generally represented in a ridiculous manner.
Mime (n.) An actor in such representations.
Mime (v. i.) To mimic.
Mina (n.) An ancient weight or denomination of money, of varying value. The Attic mina was valued at a hundred drachmas.
Mina (n.) See Myna.
Mind (v.) The intellectual or rational faculty in man; the understanding; the intellect; the power that conceives, judges, or reasons; also, the entire spiritual nature; the soul; -- often in distinction from the body.
Mind (v.) The state, at any given time, of the faculties of thinking, willing, choosing, and the like; psychical activity or state; as: (a) Opinion; judgment; belief.
Mind (v.) Choice; inclination; liking; intent; will.
Mind (v.) Courage; spirit.
Mind (v.) Memory; remembrance; recollection; as, to have or keep in mind, to call to mind, to put in mind, etc.
Mind (n.) To fix the mind or thoughts on; to regard with attention; to treat as of consequence; to consider; to heed; to mark; to note.
Mind (n.) To occupy one's self with; to employ one's self about; to attend to; as, to mind one's business.
Mind (n.) To obey; as, to mind parents; the dog minds his master.
Mind (n.) To have in mind; to purpose.
Mind (n.) To put in mind; to remind.
Mind (v. i.) To give attention or heed; to obey; as, the dog minds well.
Mine (n.) See Mien.
Mine (pron. & a.) Belonging to me; my. Used as a pronominal to me; my. Used as a pronominal adjective in the predicate; as, "Vengeance is mine; I will repay." Rom. xii. 19. Also, in the old style, used attributively, instead of my, before a noun beginning with a vowel.
Mine (v. i.) To dig a mine or pit in the earth; to get ore, metals, coal, or precious stones, out of the earth; to dig in the earth for minerals; to dig a passage or cavity under anything in order to overthrow it by explosives or otherwise.
Mine (v. i.) To form subterraneous tunnel or hole; to form a burrow or lodge in the earth; as, the mining cony.
Mine (v. t.) To dig away, or otherwise remove, the substratum or foundation of; to lay a mine under; to sap; to undermine; hence, to ruin or destroy by slow degrees or secret means.
Mine (v. t.) To dig into, for ore or metal.
Mine (v. t.) To get, as metals, out of the earth by digging.
Mine (v. i.) A subterranean cavity or passage
Mine (v. i.) A pit or excavation in the earth, from which metallic ores, precious stones, coal, or other mineral substances are taken by digging; -- distinguished from the pits from which stones for architectural purposes are taken, and which are called quarries.
Mine (v. i.) A cavity or tunnel made under a fortification or other work, for the purpose of blowing up the superstructure with some explosive agent.
Mine (v. i.) Any place where ore, metals, or precious stones are got by digging or washing the soil; as, a placer mine.
Mine (v. i.) Fig.: A rich source of wealth or other good.
Mink (n.) A carnivorous mammal of the genus Putorius, allied to the weasel. The European mink is Putorius lutreola. The common American mink (P. vison) varies from yellowish brown to black. Its fur is highly valued. Called also minx, nurik, and vison.
Mint (n.) The name of several aromatic labiate plants, mostly of the genus Mentha, yielding odoriferous essential oils by distillation. See Mentha.
Mint (n.) A place where money is coined by public authority.
Mint (n.) Any place regarded as a source of unlimited supply; the supply itself.
Mint (v. t.) To make by stamping, as money; to coin; to make and stamp into money.
Mint (v. t.) To invent; to forge; to fabricate; to fashion.
Minx (n.) A pert or a wanton girl.
Minx (n.) A she puppy; a pet dog.
Minx (n.) The mink; -- called also minx otter.
Miny (a.) Abounding with mines; like a mine.
Mira (n.) A remarkable variable star in the constellation Cetus (/ Ceti).
Mire (n.) An ant.
Mire (n.) Deep mud; wet, spongy earth.
Mire (v. t.) To cause or permit to stick fast in mire; to plunge or fix in mud; as, to mire a horse or wagon.
Mire (v. t.) To soil with mud or foul matter.
Mire (v. i.) To stick in mire.
Mirk (a.) Dark; gloomy; murky.
Mirk (n.) Darkness; gloom; murk.
Miry (a.) Abounding with deep mud; full of mire; muddy; as, a miry road.
Mis- () A prefix used adjectively and adverbially in the sense of amiss, wrong, ill, wrongly, unsuitably; as, misdeed, mislead, mischief, miscreant.
Mise (n.) The issue in a writ of right.
Mise (n.) Expense; cost; disbursement.
Mise (n.) A tax or tallage; in Wales, an honorary gift of the people to a new king or prince of Wales; also, a tribute paid, in the country palatine of Chester, England, at the change of the owner of the earldom.
Migo (v. i.) To go astray.
Miss (n.) A title of courtesy prefixed to the name of a girl or a woman who has not been married. See Mistress, 5.
Miss (n.) A young unmarried woman or a girl; as, she is a miss of sixteen.
Miss (n.) A kept mistress. See Mistress, 4.
Miss (n.) In the game of three-card loo, an extra hand, dealt on the table, which may be substituted for the hand dealt to a player.
Miss (v. t.) To fail of hitting, reaching, getting, finding, seeing, hearing, etc.; as, to miss the mark one shoots at; to miss the train by being late; to miss opportunites of getting knowledge; to miss the point or meaning of something said.
Miss (v. t.) To omit; to fail to have or to do; to get without; to dispense with; -- now seldom applied to persons.
Miss (v. t.) To discover the absence or omission of; to feel the want of; to mourn the loss of; to want.
Miss (v. i.) To fail to hit; to fly wide; to deviate from the true direction.
Miss (v. i.) To fail to obtain, learn, or find; -- with of.
Miss (v. i.) To go wrong; to err.
Miss (v. i.) To be absent, deficient, or wanting.
Miss (n.) The act of missing; failure to hit, reach, find, obtain, etc.
Miss (n.) Loss; want; felt absence.
Miss (n.) Mistake; error; fault.
Miss (n.) Harm from mistake.
Mist (n.) Visible watery vapor suspended in the atmosphere, at or near the surface of the earth; fog.
Mist (n.) Coarse, watery vapor, floating or falling in visible particles, approaching the form of rain; as, Scotch mist.
Mist (n.) Hence, anything which dims or darkens, and obscures or intercepts vision.
Mist (v. t.) To cloud; to cover with mist; to dim.
Mist (v. i.) To rain in very fine drops; as, it mists.
Misy (n.) An impure yellow sulphate of iron; yellow copperas or copiapite.
Mite (n.) A minute arachnid, of the order Acarina, of which there are many species; as, the cheese mite, sugar mite, harvest mite, etc. See Acarina.
Mite (n.) A small coin formerly circulated in England, rated at about a third of a farthing. The name is also applied to a small coin used in Palestine in the time of Christ.
Mite (n.) A small weight; one twentieth of a grain.
Mite (n.) Anything very small; a minute object; a very little quantity or particle.
Mitt (n.) A mitten; also, a covering for the wrist and hand and not for the fingers.
Mitu (n.) A South American curassow of the genus Mitua.
Mity (a.) Having, or abounding with, mites.
Mixt () of Mix
Nias (n.) A young hawk; an eyas; hence, an unsophisticated person.
Nice (superl.) Foolish; silly; simple; ignorant; also, weak; effeminate.
Nice (superl.) Of trifling moment; nimportant; trivial.
Nice (superl.) Overscrupulous or exacting; hard to please or satisfy; fastidious in small matters.
Nice (superl.) Delicate; refined; dainty; pure.
Nice (superl.) Apprehending slight differences or delicate distinctions; distinguishing accurately or minutely; carefully discriminating; as, a nice taste or judgment.
Nice (superl.) Done or made with careful labor; suited to excite admiration on account of exactness; evidencing great skill; exact; fine; finished; as, nice proportions, nice workmanship, a nice application; exactly or fastidiously discriminated; requiring close discrimination; as, a nice point of law, a nice distinction in philosophy.
Nice (superl.) Pleasing; agreeable; gratifying; delightful; good; as, a nice party; a nice excursion; a nice person; a nice day; a nice sauce, etc.
Nick (n.) An evil spirit of the waters.
Nick (n.) A notch cut into something
Nick (n.) A score for keeping an account; a reckoning.
Nick (n.) A notch cut crosswise in the shank of a type, to assist a compositor in placing it properly in the stick, and in distribution.
Nick (n.) A broken or indented place in any edge or surface; nicks in china.
Nick (n.) A particular point or place considered as marked by a nick; the exact point or critical moment.
Nick (v. t.) To make a nick or nicks in; to notch; to keep count of or upon by nicks; as, to nick a stick, tally, etc.
Nick (v. t.) To mar; to deface; to make ragged, as by cutting nicks or notches in.
Nick (v. t.) To suit or fit into, as by a correspondence of nicks; to tally with.
Nick (v. t.) To hit at, or in, the nick; to touch rightly; to strike at the precise point or time.
Nick (v. t.) To make a cross cut or cuts on the under side of (the tail of a horse, in order to make him carry ir higher).
Nick (v. t.) To nickname; to style.
Nide (n.) A nestful; a brood; as, a nide of pheasants.
nidi (pl. ) of Nidus
Nief (n.) See Neif, the fist.
Nigh (superl.) Not distant or remote in place or time; near.
Nigh (superl.) Not remote in degree, kindred, circumstances, etc.; closely allied; intimate.
Nigh (a.) In a situation near in place or time, or in the course of events; near.
Nigh (a.) Almost; nearly; as, he was nigh dead.
Nigh (v. t. & i.) To draw nigh (to); to approach; to come near.
Nigh (prep.) Near to; not remote or distant from.
Nile (n.) The great river of Egypt.
Nill (v. t.) Not to will; to refuse; to reject.
Nill (v. i.) To be unwilling; to refuse to act.
Nill (n.) Shining sparks thrown off from melted brass.
Nill (n.) Scales of hot iron from the forge.
Nilt () Wilt not.
Nome () of Nim
Nine (a.) Eight and one more; one less than ten; as, nine miles.
Nine (n.) The number greater than eight by a unit; nine units or objects.
Nine (n.) A symbol representing nine units, as 9 or ix.
Nipt () of Nip
Nisi (conj.) Unless; if not.
-oid () A suffix or combining form meaning like, resembling, in the form of; as in anthropoid, asteroid, spheroid.
Oily (superl.) Consisting of oil; containing oil; having the nature or qualities of oil; unctuous; oleaginous; as, oily matter or substance.
Oily (superl.) Covered with oil; greasy; hence, resembling oil; as, an oily appearance.
Oily (superl.) Smoothly subservient; supple; compliant; plausible; insinuating.
Oint (v. t.) To anoint.
Pied (imp. & p. p.) of Pi
Pial (a.) Pertaining to the pia mater.
Pian (n.) The yaws. See Yaws.
Pica (n.) The genus that includes the magpies.
Pica (n.) A vitiated appetite that craves what is unfit for food, as chalk, ashes, coal, etc.; chthonophagia.
Pica (n.) A service-book. See Pie.
Pica (n.) A size of type next larger than small pica, and smaller than English.
Pice (n.) A small copper coin of the East Indies, worth less than a cent.
Pici (n. pl.) A division of birds including the woodpeckers and wrynecks.
Pick (v.) To throw; to pitch.
Pick (v.) To peck at, as a bird with its beak; to strike at with anything pointed; to act upon with a pointed instrument; to pierce; to prick, as with a pin.
Pick (v.) To separate or open by means of a sharp point or points; as, to pick matted wool, cotton, oakum, etc.
Pick (v.) To open (a lock) as by a wire.
Pick (v.) To pull apart or away, especially with the fingers; to pluck; to gather, as fruit from a tree, flowers from the stalk, feathers from a fowl, etc.
Pick (v.) To remove something from with a pointed instrument, with the fingers, or with the teeth; as, to pick the teeth; to pick a bone; to pick a goose; to pick a pocket.
Pick (v.) To choose; to select; to separate as choice or desirable; to cull; as, to pick one's company; to pick one's way; -- often with out.
Pick (v.) To take up; esp., to gather from here and there; to collect; to bring together; as, to pick rags; -- often with up; as, to pick up a ball or stones; to pick up information.
Pick (v.) To trim.
Pick (v. i.) To eat slowly, sparingly, or by morsels; to nibble.
Pick (v. i.) To do anything nicely or carefully, or by attending to small things; to select something with care.
Pick (v. i.) To steal; to pilfer.
Pick (n.) A sharp-pointed tool for picking; -- often used in composition; as, a toothpick; a picklock.
Pick (n.) A heavy iron tool, curved and sometimes pointed at both ends, wielded by means of a wooden handle inserted in the middle, -- used by quarrymen, roadmakers, etc.; also, a pointed hammer used for dressing millstones.
Pick (n.) A pike or spike; the sharp point fixed in the center of a buckler.
Pick (n.) Choice; right of selection; as, to have one's pick.
Pick (n.) That which would be picked or chosen first; the best; as, the pick of the flock.
Pick (n.) A particle of ink or paper imbedded in the hollow of a letter, filling up its face, and occasioning a spot on a printed sheet.
Pick (n.) That which is picked in, as with a pointed pencil, to correct an unevenness in a picture.
Pick (n.) The blow which drives the shuttle, -- the rate of speed of a loom being reckoned as so many picks per minute; hence, in describing the fineness of a fabric, a weft thread; as, so many picks to an inch.
Pici (pl. ) of Picus
Pied () imp. & p. p. of Pi, or Pie, v.
Pied (a.) Variegated with spots of different colors; party-colored; spotted; piebald.
Pier (n.) Any detached mass of masonry, whether insulated or supporting one side of an arch or lintel, as of a bridge; the piece of wall between two openings.
Pier (n.) Any additional or auxiliary mass of masonry used to stiffen a wall. See Buttress.
Pier (n.) A projecting wharf or landing place.
Piet (n.) The dipper, or water ouzel.
Piet (n.) The magpie.
Pigg (n.) A piggin. See 1st Pig.
Pika (n.) Any one of several species of rodents of the genus Lagomys, resembling small tailless rabbits. They inhabit the high mountains of Asia and America. Called also calling hare, and crying hare. See Chief hare.
Pike (n. & v.) A foot soldier's weapon, consisting of a long wooden shaft or staff, with a pointed steel head. It is now superseded by the bayonet.
Pike (n. & v.) A pointed head or spike; esp., one in the center of a shield or target.
Pike (n. & v.) A hayfork.
Pike (n. & v.) A pick.
Pike (n. & v.) A pointed or peaked hill.
Pike (n. & v.) A large haycock.
Pike (n. & v.) A turnpike; a toll bar.
Pike (sing. & pl.) A large fresh-water fish (Esox lucius), found in Europe and America, highly valued as a food fish; -- called also pickerel, gedd, luce, and jack.
Pile (n.) A hair; hence, the fiber of wool, cotton, and the like; also, the nap when thick or heavy, as of carpeting and velvet.
Pile (n.) A covering of hair or fur.
Pile (n.) The head of an arrow or spear.
Pile (n.) A large stake, or piece of timber, pointed and driven into the earth, as at the bottom of a river, or in a harbor where the ground is soft, for the support of a building, a pier, or other superstructure, or to form a cofferdam, etc.
Pile (n.) One of the ordinaries or subordinaries having the form of a wedge, usually placed palewise, with the broadest end uppermost.
Pile (v. t.) To drive piles into; to fill with piles; to strengthen with piles.
Pile (n.) A mass of things heaped together; a heap; as, a pile of stones; a pile of wood.
Pile (n.) A mass formed in layers; as, a pile of shot.
Pile (n.) A funeral pile; a pyre.
Pile (n.) A large building, or mass of buildings.
Pile (n.) Same as Fagot, n., 2.
Pile (n.) A vertical series of alternate disks of two dissimilar metals, as copper and zinc, laid up with disks of cloth or paper moistened with acid water between them, for producing a current of electricity; -- commonly called Volta's pile, voltaic pile, or galvanic pile.
Pile (n.) The reverse of a coin. See Reverse.
Pile (v. t.) To lay or throw into a pile or heap; to heap up; to collect into a mass; to accumulate; to amass; -- often with up; as, to pile up wood.
Pile (v. t.) To cover with heaps; or in great abundance; to fill or overfill; to load.
Pill (n.) The peel or skin.
Pill (v. i.) To be peeled; to peel off in flakes.
Pill (v. t.) To deprive of hair; to make bald.
Pill (v. t.) To peel; to make by removing the skin.
Pill (v. t. & i.) To rob; to plunder; to pillage; to peel. See Peel, to plunder.
Pill (n.) A medicine in the form of a little ball, or small round mass, to be swallowed whole.
Pill (n.) Figuratively, something offensive or nauseous which must be accepted or endured.
Pily (a.) Like pile or wool.
Pimp (n.) One who provides gratification for the lust of others; a procurer; a pander.
Pimp (v. i.) To procure women for the gratification of others' lusts; to pander.
Pine (n.) Woe; torment; pain.
Pine (v.) To inflict pain upon; to torment; to torture; to afflict.
Pine (v.) To grieve or mourn for.
Pine (v. i.) To suffer; to be afflicted.
Pine (v. i.) To languish; to lose flesh or wear away, under any distress or anexiety of mind; to droop; -- often used with away.
Pine (v. i.) To languish with desire; to waste away with longing for something; -- usually followed by for.
Pine (n.) Any tree of the coniferous genus Pinus. See Pinus.
Pine (n.) The wood of the pine tree.
Pine (n.) A pineapple.
Ping (n.) The sound made by a bullet in striking a solid object or in passing through the air.
Ping (v. i.) To make the sound called ping.
Pink (n.) A vessel with a very narrow stern; -- called also pinky.
Pink (v. i.) To wink; to blink.
Pink (a.) Half-shut; winking.
Pink (v. t.) To pierce with small holes; to cut the edge of, as cloth or paper, in small scallops or angles.
Pink (v. t.) To stab; to pierce as with a sword.
Pink (v. t.) To choose; to cull; to pick out.
Pink (n.) A stab.
Pink (v. t.) A name given to several plants of the caryophyllaceous genus Dianthus, and to their flowers, which are sometimes very fragrant and often double in cultivated varieties. The species are mostly perennial herbs, with opposite
Pink (v. t.) A color resulting from the combination of a pure vivid red with more or less white; -- so called from the common color of the flower.
Pink (v. t.) Anything supremely excellent; the embodiment or perfection of something.
Pink (v. t.) The European minnow; -- so called from the color of its abdomen in summer.
Pink (a.) Resembling the garden pink in color; of the color called pink (see 6th Pink, 2); as, a pink dress; pink ribbons.
Pint (n.) A measure of capacity, equal to half a quart, or four gills, -- used in liquid and dry measures. See Quart.
Pint (n.) The laughing gull.
Piny (a.) Abounding with pines.
Piot (n.) The magpie.
Pipa (n.) The Surinam toad (Pipa Americana), noted for its peculiar breeding habits.
Pipe (n.) A wind instrument of music, consisting of a tube or tubes of straw, reed, wood, or metal; any tube which produces musical sounds; as, a shepherd's pipe; the pipe of an organ.
Pipe (n.) Any long tube or hollow body of wood, metal, earthenware, or the like: especially, one used as a conductor of water, steam, gas, etc.
Pipe (n.) A small bowl with a hollow steam, -- used in smoking tobacco, and, sometimes, other substances.
Pipe (n.) A passageway for the air in speaking and breathing; the windpipe, or one of its divisions.
Pipe (n.) The key or sound of the voice.
Pipe (n.) The peeping whistle, call, or note of a bird.
Pipe (n.) The bagpipe; as, the pipes of Lucknow.
Pipe (n.) An elongated body or vein of ore.
Pipe (n.) A roll formerly used in the English exchequer, otherwise called the Great Roll, on which were taken down the accounts of debts to the king; -- so called because put together like a pipe.
Pipe (n.) A boatswain's whistle, used to call the crew to their duties; also, the sound of it.
Pipe (n.) A cask usually containing two hogsheads, or 126 wine gallons; also, the quantity which it contains.
Pipe (v. i.) To play on a pipe, fife, flute, or other tubular wind instrument of music.
Pipe (v. i.) To call, convey orders, etc., by means of signals on a pipe or whistle carried by a boatswain.
Pipe (v. i.) To emit or have a shrill sound like that of a pipe; to whistle.
Pipe (v. i.) To become hollow in the process of solodifying; -- said of an ingot, as of steel.
Pipe (v. t.) To perform, as a tune, by playing on a pipe, flute, fife, etc.; to utter in the shrill tone of a pipe.
Pipe (v. t.) To call or direct, as a crew, by the boatswain's whistle.
Pipe (v. t.) To furnish or equip with pipes; as, to pipe an engine, or a building.
Pipy (a.) Like a pipe; hollow-stemmed.
Pirl (v. t.) To spin, as a top.
Pirl (v. t.) To twist or twine, as hair in making fishing
Pirn (n.) A quill or reed on which thread or yarn is wound; a bobbin; also, the wound yarn on a weaver's shuttle; also, the reel of a fishing rod.
Pise (n.) A species of wall made of stiff earth or clay rammed in between molds which are carried up as the wall rises; -- called also pise work.
Pish (interj.) An exclamation of contempt.
Pish (v. i.) To express contempt.
Piss (v. t. & i.) To discharge urine, to urinate.
Piss (n.) Urine.
Pist (n.) See Piste.
Pita (n.) A fiber obtained from the Agave Americana and other related species, -- used for making cordage and paper. Called also pita fiber, and pita thread.
Pita (n.) The plant which yields the fiber.
Pith (n.) The soft spongy substance in the center of the stems of many plants and trees, especially those of the dicotyledonous or exogenous classes. It consists of cellular tissue.
Pith (n.) The spongy interior substance of a feather.
Pith (n.) The spinal cord; the marrow.
Pith (n.) Hence: The which contains the strength of life; the vital or essential part; concentrated force; vigor; strength; importance; as, the speech lacked pith.
Pith (v. t.) To destroy the central nervous system of (an animal, as a frog), as by passing a stout wire or needle up and down the vertebral canal.
Pity (n.) Piety.
Pity (n.) A feeling for the sufferings or distresses of another or others; sympathy with the grief or misery of another; compassion; fellow-feeling; commiseration.
Pity (n.) A reason or cause of pity, grief, or regret; a thing to be regretted.
Pity (v. t.) To feel pity or compassion for; to have sympathy with; to compassionate; to commiserate; to have tender feelings toward (any one), awakened by a knowledge of suffering.
Pity (v. t.) To move to pity; -- used impersonally.
Pity (v. i.) To be compassionate; to show pity.
Pixy (n.) Alt. of Pixie
Rial (n.) A Spanish coin. See Real.
Rial (a.) Royal.
Rial (n.) A gold coin formerly current in England, of the value of ten shillings sterling in the reign of Henry VI., and of fifteen shillings in the reign of Elizabeth.
-men (pl. ) of Ribbonman
-ric () A suffix signifying dominion, jurisdiction; as, bishopric, the district over which a bishop exercises authority.
Rice (n.) A well-known cereal grass (Oryza sativa) and its seed. This plant is extensively cultivated in warm climates, and the grain forms a large portion of the food of the inhabitants. In America it grows chiefly on low, moist land, which can be overflowed.
Rich (superl.) Having an abundance of material possessions; possessed of a large amount of property; well supplied with land, goods, or money; wealthy; opulent; affluent; -- opposed to poor.
Rich (superl.) Hence, in general, well supplied; abounding; abundant; copious; bountiful; as, a rich treasury; a rich entertainment; a rich crop.
Rich (superl.) Yielding large returns; productive or fertile; fruitful; as, rich soil or land; a rich mine.
Rich (superl.) Composed of valuable or costly materials or ingredients; procured at great outlay; highly valued; precious; sumptuous; costly; as, a rich dress; rich silk or fur; rich presents.
Rich (superl.) Abounding in agreeable or nutritive qualities; -- especially applied to articles of food or drink which are high-seasoned or abound in oleaginous ingredients, or are sweet, luscious, and high-flavored; as, a rich dish; rich cream or soup; rich pastry; rich wine or fruit.
Rich (superl.) Not faint or delicate; vivid; as, a rich color.
Rich (superl.) Full of sweet and harmonius sounds; as, a rich voice; rich music.
Rich (superl.) Abounding in beauty; gorgeous; as, a rich landscape; rich scenery.
Rich (superl.) Abounding in humor; exciting amusement; entertaining; as, the scene was a rich one; a rich incident or character.
Rich (v. t.) To enrich.
Rick (n.) A stack or pile, as of grain, straw, or hay, in the open air, usually protected from wet with thatching.
Rick (v. t.) To heap up in ricks, as hay, etc.
Rode (imp.) of Ride
Ride (v. i.) To be carried on the back of an animal, as a horse.
Ride (v. i.) To be borne in a carriage; as, to ride in a coach, in a car, and the like. See Synonym, below.
Ride (v. i.) To be borne or in a fluid; to float; to lie.
Ride (v. i.) To be supported in motion; to rest.
Ride (v. i.) To manage a horse, as an equestrian.
Ride (v. i.) To support a rider, as a horse; to move under the saddle; as, a horse rides easy or hard, slow or fast.
Ride (v. t.) To sit on, so as to be carried; as, to ride a horse; to ride a bicycle.
Ride (v. t.) To manage insolently at will; to domineer over.
Ride (v. t.) To convey, as by riding; to make or do by riding.
Ride (v. t.) To overlap (each other); -- said of bones or fractured fragments.
Ride (n.) The act of riding; an excursion on horseback or in a vehicle.
Ride (n.) A saddle horse.
Ride (n.) A road or avenue cut in a wood, or through grounds, to be used as a place for riding; a riding.
Rief (n.) Robbery.
Rife (a.) Prevailing; prevalent; abounding.
Rife (a.) Having power; active; nimble.
Rift () p. p. of Rive.
Rift (n.) An opening made by riving or splitting; a cleft; a fissure.
Rift (n.) A shallow place in a stream; a ford.
Rift (v. t.) To cleave; to rive; to split; as, to rift an oak or a rock; to rift the clouds.
Rift (v. i.) To burst open; to split.
Rift (v. i.) To belch.
Rile (v. t.) To render turbid or muddy; to stir up; to roil.
Rile (v. t.) To stir up in feelings; to make angry; to vex.
Rill (n.) A very small brook; a streamlet.
Rill (n.) See Rille.
Rill (v. i.) To run a small stream.
Rily (a.) Roily.
Rima (n.) A narrow and elongated aperture; a cleft; a fissure.
Rime (n.) A rent or long aperture; a chink; a fissure; a crack.
Rime (n.) White frost; hoarfrost; congealed dew or vapor.
Rime (v. i.) To freeze or congeal into hoarfrost.
Rime (n.) A step or round of a ladder; a rung.
Rime (n.) Rhyme. See Rhyme.
Rime (v. i. & t.) To rhyme. See Rhyme.
Rimy (a.) Abounding with rime; frosty.
Rind (n.) The external covering or coat, as of flesh, fruit, trees, etc.; skin; hide; bark; peel; shell.
Rind (v. t.) To remove the rind of; to bark.
Rine (n.) See Rind.
Rang (imp.) of Ring
Rung () of Ring
Rung (p. p.) of Ring
Ring (v. t.) To cause to sound, especially by striking, as a metallic body; as, to ring a bell.
Ring (v. t.) To make (a sound), as by ringing a bell; to sound.
Ring (v. t.) To repeat often, loudly, or earnestly.
Ring (v. i.) To sound, as a bell or other sonorous body, particularly a metallic one.
Ring (v. i.) To practice making music with bells.
Ring (v. i.) To sound loud; to resound; to be filled with a ringing or reverberating sound.
Ring (v. i.) To continue to sound or vibrate; to resound.
Ring (v. i.) To be filled with report or talk; as, the whole town rings with his fame.
Ring (n.) A sound; especially, the sound of vibrating metals; as, the ring of a bell.
Ring (n.) Any loud sound; the sound of numerous voices; a sound continued, repeated, or reverberated.
Ring (n.) A chime, or set of bells harmonically tuned.
Ring (n.) A circle, or a circular
Ring (n.) Specifically, a circular ornament of gold or other precious material worn on the finger, or attached to the ear, the nose, or some other part of the person; as, a wedding ring.
Ring (n.) A circular area in which races are or run or other sports are performed; an arena.
Ring (n.) An inclosed space in which pugilists fight; hence, figuratively, prize fighting.
Ring (n.) A circular group of persons.
Ring (n.) The plane figure included between the circumferences of two concentric circles.
Ring (n.) The solid generated by the revolution of a circle, or other figure, about an exterior straight
Ring (n.) An instrument, formerly used for taking the sun's altitude, consisting of a brass ring suspended by a swivel, with a hole at one side through which a solar ray entering indicated the altitude on the graduated inner surface opposite.
Ring (n.) An elastic band partly or wholly encircling the spore cases of ferns. See Illust. of Sporangium.
Ring (n.) A clique; an exclusive combination of persons for a selfish purpose, as to control the market, distribute offices, obtain contracts, etc.
Ring (v. t.) To surround with a ring, or as with a ring; to encircle.
Ring (v. t.) To make a ring around by cutting away the bark; to girdle; as, to ring branches or roots.
Ring (v. t.) To fit with a ring or with rings, as the fingers, or a swine's snout.
Ring (v. i.) To rise in the air spirally.
Rink (n.) The smooth and level extent of ice marked off for the game of curling.
Rink (n.) An artificial sheet of ice, generally under cover, used for skating; also, a floor prepared for skating on with roller skates, or a building with such a floor.
Riot (n.) Wanton or unrestrained behavior; uproar; tumult.
Riot (n.) Excessive and exxpensive feasting; wild and loose festivity; revelry.
Riot (n.) The tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by an unlawful assembly of three or more persons in the execution of some private object.
Riot (v. i.) To engage in riot; to act in an unrestrained or wanton manner; to indulge in excess of luxury, feasting, or the like; to revel; to run riot; to go to excess.
Riot (v. i.) To disturb the peace; to raise an uproar or sedition. See Riot, n., 3.
Riot (v. t.) To spend or pass in riot.
Ripe (n.) The bank of a river.
Ripe (superl.) Ready for reaping or gathering; having attained perfection; mature; -- said of fruits, seeds, etc.; as, ripe grain.
Ripe (superl.) Advanced to the state of fitness for use; mellow; as, ripe cheese; ripe wine.
Ripe (superl.) Having attained its full development; mature; perfected; consummate.
Ripe (superl.) Maturated or suppurated; ready to discharge; -- said of sores, tumors, etc.
Ripe (superl.) Ready for action or effect; prepared.
Ripe (superl.) Like ripened fruit in ruddiness and plumpness.
Ripe (superl.) Intoxicated.
Ripe (v. i.) To ripen; to grow ripe.
Ripe (v. t.) To mature; to ripen.
Rose (imp.) of Rise
Rise (v.) To move from a lower position to a higher; to ascend; to mount up. Specifically: -- (a) To go upward by walking, climbing, flying, or any other voluntary motion; as, a bird rises in the air; a fish rises to the bait.
Rise (v.) To ascend or float in a fluid, as gases or vapors in air, cork in water, and the like.
Rise (v.) To move upward under the influence of a projecting force; as, a bullet rises in the air.
Rise (v.) To grow upward; to attain a certain height; as, this elm rises to the height of seventy feet.
Rise (v.) To reach a higher level by increase of quantity or bulk; to swell; as, a river rises in its bed; the mercury rises in the thermometer.
Rise (v.) To become erect; to assume an upright position; as, to rise from a chair or from a fall.
Rise (v.) To leave one's bed; to arise; as, to rise early.
Rise (v.) To tower up; to be heaved up; as, the Alps rise far above the sea.
Rise (v.) To slope upward; as, a path, a
Rise (v.) To retire; to give up a siege.
Rise (v.) To swell or puff up in the process of fermentation; to become light, as dough, and the like.
Rise (v.) To have the aspect or the effect of rising.
Rise (v.) To appear above the horizont, as the sun, moon, stars, and the like.
Rise (v.) To become apparent; to emerge into sight; to come forth; to appear; as, an eruption rises on the skin; the land rises to view to one sailing toward the shore.
Rise (v.) To become perceptible to other senses than sight; as, a noise rose on the air; odor rises from the flower.
Rise (v.) To have a beginning; to proceed; to originate; as, rivers rise in lakes or springs.
Rise (v.) To increase in size, force, or value; to proceed toward a climax.
Rise (v.) To increase in power or fury; -- said of wind or a storm, and hence, of passion.
Rise (v.) To become of higher value; to increase in price.
Rise (v.) To become larger; to swell; -- said of a boil, tumor, and the like.
Rise (v.) To increase in intensity; -- said of heat.
Rise (v.) To become louder, or higher in pitch, as the voice.
Rise (v.) To increase in amount; to enlarge; as, his expenses rose beyond his expectations.
Rise (v.) In various figurative senses.
Rise (v.) To become excited, opposed, or hostile; to go to war; to take up arms; to rebel.
Rise (v.) To attain to a better social position; to be promoted; to excel; to succeed.
Rise (v.) To become more and more dignified or forcible; to increase in interest or power; -- said of style, thought, or discourse; as, to rise in force of expression; to rise in eloquence; a story rises in interest.
Rise (v.) To come to mind; to be suggested; to occur.
Rise (v.) To come; to offer itself.
Rise (v.) To ascend from the grave; to come to life.
Rise (v.) To terminate an official sitting; to adjourn; as, the committee rose after agreeing to the report.
Rise (v.) To ascend on a musical scale; to take a higher pith; as, to rise a tone or semitone.
Rise (v.) To be lifted, or to admit of being lifted, from the imposing stone without dropping any of the type; -- said of a form.
Rise (n.) The act of rising, or the state of being risen.
Rise (n.) The distance through which anything rises; as, the rise of the thermometer was ten degrees; the rise of the river was six feet; the rise of an arch or of a step.
Rise (n.) Land which is somewhat higher than the rest; as, the house stood on a rise of land.
Rise (n.) Spring; source; origin; as, the rise of a stream.
Rise (n.) Appearance above the horizon; as, the rise of the sun or of a planet.
Rise (n.) Increase; advance; augmentation, as of price, value, rank, property, fame, and the like.
Rise (n.) Increase of sound; a swelling of the voice.
Rise (n.) Elevation or ascent of the voice; upward change of key; as, a rise of a tone or semitone.
Rise (n.) The spring of a fish to seize food (as a fly) near the surface of the water.
Rish (n.) A rush (the plant).
Risk (n.) Hazard; danger; peril; exposure to loss, injury, or destruction.
Risk (n.) Hazard of loss; liabillity to loss in property.
Risk (n.) To expose to risk, hazard, or peril; to venture; as, to risk goods on board of a ship; to risk one's person in battle; to risk one's fame by a publication.
Risk (n.) To incur the risk or danger of; as, to risk a battle.
Rist () 3d pers. sing. pres. of Rise, contracted from riseth.
Rite (n.) The act of performing divine or solemn service, as established by law, precept, or custom; a formal act of religion or other solemn duty; a solemn observance; a ceremony; as, the rites of freemasonry.
Rive (v. t.) To rend asunder by force; to split; to cleave; as, to rive timber for rails or shingles.
Rive (v. i.) To be split or rent asunder.
Rive (n.) A place torn; a rent; a rift.
Sice (n.) The number six at dice.
Sich (a.) Such.
Sick (superl.) Affected with disease of any kind; ill; indisposed; not in health. See the Synonym under Illness.
Sick (superl.) Affected with, or attended by, nausea; inc
Sick (superl.) Having a strong dislike; disgusted; surfeited; -- with of; as, to be sick of flattery.
Sick (superl.) Corrupted; imperfect; impaired; weakned.
Sick (n.) Sickness.
Sick (v. i.) To fall sick; to sicken.
Sida (n.) A genus of malvaceous plants common in the tropics. All the species are mucilaginous, and some have tough ligneous fibers which are used as a substitute for hemp and flax.
Side (n.) The margin, edge, verge, or border of a surface; especially (when the thing spoken of is somewhat oblong in shape), one of the longer edges as distinguished from the shorter edges, called ends; a bounding
Side (n.) Any outer portion of a thing considered apart from, and yet in relation to, the rest; as, the upper side of a sphere; also, any part or position viewed as opposite to or contrasted with another; as, this or that side.
Side (n.) One of the halves of the body, of an animals or man, on either side of the mesial plane; or that which pertains to such a half; as, a side of beef; a side of sole leather.
Side (n.) The right or left part of the wall or trunk of the body; as, a pain in the side.
Side (n.) A slope or declivity, as of a hill, considered as opposed to another slope over the ridge.
Side (n.) The position of a person or party regarded as opposed to another person or party, whether as a rival or a foe; a body of advocates or partisans; a party; hence, the interest or cause which one maintains against another; a doctrine or view opposed to another.
Side (n.) A
Side (n.) Fig.: Aspect or part regarded as contrasted with some other; as, the bright side of poverty.
Side (a.) Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the side, or toward the side; lateral.
Side (a.) Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a side issue; a side view or remark.
Side (n.) Long; large; extensive.
Side (v. i.) To lean on one side.
Side (v. i.) To embrace the opinions of one party, or engage in its interest, in opposition to another party; to take sides; as, to side with the ministerial party.
Side (v. t.) To be or stand at the side of; to be on the side toward.
Side (v. t.) To suit; to pair; to match.
Side (v. t.) To work (a timber or rib) to a certain thickness by trimming the sides.
Side (v. t.) To furnish with a siding; as, to side a house.
Sift (v. t.) To separate with a sieve, as the fine part of a substance from the coarse; as, to sift meal or flour; to sift powder; to sift sand or lime.
Sift (v. t.) To separate or part as if with a sieve.
Sift (v. t.) To examine critically or minutely; to scrutinize.
Sigh (v. i.) To inhale a larger quantity of air than usual, and immediately expel it; to make a deep single audible respiration, especially as the result or involuntary expression of fatigue, exhaustion, grief, sorrow, or the like.
Sigh (v. i.) Hence, to lament; to grieve.
Sigh (v. i.) To make a sound like sighing.
Sigh (v. t.) To exhale (the breath) in sighs.
Sigh (v. t.) To utter sighs over; to lament or mourn over.
Sigh (v. t.) To express by sighs; to utter in or with sighs.
Sigh (v. i.) A deep and prolonged audible inspiration or respiration of air, as when fatigued or grieved; the act of sighing.
Sigh (v. i.) Figuratively, a manifestation of grief; a lan/ent.
Sign (n.) That by which anything is made known or represented; that which furnishes evidence; a mark; a token; an indication; a proof.
Sign (n.) A remarkable event, considered by the ancients as indicating the will of some deity; a prodigy; an omen.
Sign (n.) An event considered by the Jews as indicating the divine will, or as manifesting an interposition of the divine power for some special end; a miracle; a wonder.
Sign (n.) Something serving to indicate the existence, or preserve the memory, of a thing; a token; a memorial; a monument.
Sign (n.) Any symbol or emblem which prefigures, typifles, or represents, an idea; a type; hence, sometimes, a picture.
Sign (n.) A word or a character regarded as the outward manifestation of thought; as, words are the sign of ideas.
Sign (n.) A motion, an action, or a gesture by which a thought is expressed, or a command or a wish made known.
Sign (n.) Hence, one of the gestures of pantomime, or of a language of a signs such as those used by the North American Indians, or those used by the deaf and dumb.
Sign (n.) A military emblem carried on a banner or a standard.
Sign (n.) A lettered board, or other conspicuous notice, placed upon or before a building, room, shop, or office to advertise the business there transacted, or the name of the person or firm carrying it on; a publicly displayed token or notice.
Sign (n.) The twelfth part of the ecliptic or zodiac.
Sign (n.) A character indicating the relation of quantities, or an operation performed upon them; as, the sign + (plus); the sign -- (minus); the sign of division O, and the like.
Sign (n.) An objective evidence of disease; that is, one appreciable by some one other than the patient.
Sign (n.) Any character, as a flat, sharp, dot, etc.
Sign (n.) That which, being external, stands for, or signifies, something internal or spiritual; -- a term used in the Church of England in speaking of an ordinance considered with reference to that which it represents.
Sign (n.) To represent by a sign; to make known in a typical or emblematic manner, in distinction from speech; to signify.
Sign (n.) To make a sign upon; to mark with a sign.
Sign (n.) To affix a signature to; to ratify by hand or seal; to subscribe in one's own handwriting.
Sign (n.) To assign or convey formally; -- used with away.
Sign (n.) To mark; to make distinguishable.
Sign (v. i.) To be a sign or omen.
Sign (v. i.) To make a sign or signal; to communicate directions or intelligence by signs.
Sign (v. i.) To write one's name, esp. as a token of assent, responsibility, or obligation.
-men (pl. ) of Signalman
Sike (a.) Such. See Such.
Sike (n.) A gutter; a stream, such as is usually dry in summer.
Sike (n.) A sick person.
Sike (v. i.) To sigh.
Sike (n.) A sigh.
Sile (v. t.) To strain, as fresh milk.
Sile (v. i.) To drop; to flow; to fall.
Sile (n.) A sieve with fine meshes.
Sile (n.) Filth; sediment.
Sile (n.) A young or small herring.
Silk (n.) The fine, soft thread produced by various species of caterpillars in forming the cocoons within which the worm is inclosed during the pupa state, especially that produced by the larvae of Bombyx mori.
Silk (n.) Hence, thread spun, or cloth woven, from the above-named material.
Silk (n.) That which resembles silk, as the filiform styles of the female flower of maize.
Sill (n.) The basis or foundation of a thing; especially, a horizontal piece, as a timber, which forms the lower member of a frame, or supports a structure; as, the sills of a house, of a bridge, of a loom, and the like.
Sill (n.) The timber or stone at the foot of a door; the threshold.
Sill (n.) The timber or stone on which a window frame stands; or, the lowest piece in a window frame.
Sill (n.) The floor of a gallery or passage in a mine.
Sill (n.) A piece of timber across the bottom of a canal lock for the gates to shut against.
Sill (n.) The shaft or thill of a carriage.
Sill (n.) A young herring.
Silo (n.) A pit or vat for packing away green fodder for winter use so as to exclude air and outside moisture. See Ensilage.
Silt (n.) Mud or fine earth deposited from running or standing water.
Silt (v. t.) To choke, fill, or obstruct with silt or mud.
Silt (v. i.) To flow through crevices; to percolate.
Sima (n.) A cyma.
Sine (n.) The length of a perpendicular drawn from one extremity of an arc of a circle to the diameter drawn through the other extremity.
Sine (n.) The perpendicular itself. See Sine of angle, below.
Sine (prep.) Without.
Sung (imp.) of Sing
Sang () of Sing
Sung (p. p.) of Sing
Sing (v. i.) To utter sounds with musical inflections or melodious modulations of voice, as fancy may dictate, or according to the notes of a song or tune, or of a given part (as alto, tenor, etc.) in a chorus or concerted piece.
Sing (v. i.) To utter sweet melodious sounds, as birds do.
Sing (v. i.) To make a small, shrill sound; as, the air sings in passing through a crevice.
Sing (v. i.) To tell or relate something in numbers or verse; to celebrate something in poetry.
Sing (v. i.) Ti cry out; to complain.
Sing (v. t.) To utter with musical infections or modulations of voice.
Sing (v. t.) To celebrate is song; to give praises to in verse; to relate or rehearse in numbers, verse, or poetry.
Sing (v. t.) To influence by singing; to lull by singing; as, to sing a child to sleep.
Sing (v. t.) To accompany, or attend on, with singing.
Sunk (imp.) of Sink
Sank () of Sink
Sunk (p. p.) of Sink
Sink (v. i.) To fall by, or as by, the force of gravity; to descend lower and lower; to dec
Sink (v. i.) To enter deeply; to fall or retire beneath or below the surface; to penetrate.
Sink (v. i.) Hence, to enter so as to make an abiding impression; to enter completely.
Sink (v. i.) To be overwhelmed or depressed; to fall slowly, as so the ground, from weakness or from an overburden; to fail in strength; to dec
Sink (v. i.) To decrease in volume, as a river; to subside; to become diminished in volume or in apparent height.
Sink (v. t.) To cause to sink; to put under water; to immerse or submerge in a fluid; as, to sink a ship.
Sink (v. t.) Figuratively: To cause to dec
Sink (v. t.) To make (a depression) by digging, delving, or cutting, etc.; as, to sink a pit or a well; to sink a die.
Sink (v. t.) To bring low; to reduce in quantity; to waste.
Sink (v. t.) To conseal and appropriate.
Sink (v. t.) To keep out of sight; to suppress; to ignore.
Sink (v. t.) To reduce or extinguish by payment; as, to sink the national debt.
Sink (n.) A drain to carry off filthy water; a jakes.
Sink (n.) A shallow box or vessel of wood, stone, iron, or other material, connected with a drain, and used for receiving filthy water, etc., as in a kitchen.
Sink (n.) A hole or low place in land or rock, where waters sink and are lost; -- called also sink hole.
Sire (n.) A lord, master, or other person in authority. See Sir.
Sire (n.) A tittle of respect formerly used in speaking to elders and superiors, but now only in addressing a sovereign.
Sire (n.) A father; the head of a family; the husband.
Sire (n.) A creator; a maker; an author; an originator.
Sire (n.) The male parent of a beast; -- applied especially to horses; as, the horse had a good sire.
Sire (v. t.) To beget; to procreate; -- used of beasts, and especially of stallions.
Sirt (n.) A quicksand.
Sise (n.) An assize.
Sise (n.) Six; the highest number on a die; the cast of six in throwing dice.
Siss (v. i.) To make a hissing sound; as, a flatiron hot enough to siss when touched with a wet finger.
Siss (n.) A hissing noise.
Sist (v. t.) To stay, as judicial proceedings; to delay or suspend; to stop.
Sist (v. t.) To cause to take a place, as at the bar of a court; hence, to cite; to summon; to bring into court.
Sist (n.) A stay or suspension of proceedings; an order for a stay of proceedings.
Sate () of Sit
Site (n.) The place where anything is fixed; situation; local position; as, the site of a city or of a house.
Site (n.) A place fitted or chosen for any certain permanent use or occupation; as, a site for a church.
Site (n.) The posture or position of a thing.
Sith (prep., adv., & conj.) Since; afterwards; seeing that.
Sith (n.) Alt. of Sithe
Siva (n.) One of the triad of Hindoo gods. He is the avenger or destroyer, and in modern worship symbolizes the reproductive power of nature.
Size (n.) Six.
Size (v. i.) A thin, weak glue used in various trades, as in painting, bookbinding, paper making, etc.
Size (v. i.) Any viscous substance, as gilder's varnish.
Size (v. t.) To cover with size; to prepare with size.
Size (n.) A settled quantity or allowance. See Assize.
Size (n.) An allowance of food and drink from the buttery, aside from the regular dinner at commons; -- corresponding to battel at Oxford.
Size (n.) Extent of superficies or volume; bulk; bigness; magnitude; as, the size of a tree or of a mast; the size of a ship or of a rock.
Size (n.) Figurative bulk; condition as to rank, ability, character, etc.; as, the office demands a man of larger size.
Size (n.) A conventional relative measure of dimension, as for shoes, gloves, and other articles made up for sale.
Size (n.) An instrument consisting of a number of perforated gauges fastened together at one end by a rivet, -- used for ascertaining the size of pearls.
Size (v. t.) To fix the standard of.
Size (v. t.) To adjust or arrange according to size or bulk.
Size (v. t.) To take the height of men, in order to place them in the ranks according to their stature.
Size (v. t.) To sift, as pieces of ore or metal, in order to separate the finer from the coarser parts.
Size (v. t.) To swell; to increase the bulk of.
Size (v. t.) To bring or adjust anything exactly to a required dimension, as by cutting.
Size (v. i.) To take greater size; to increase in size.
Size (v. i.) To order food or drink from the buttery; hence, to enter a score, as upon the buttery book.
Sizy (a.) Sizelike; viscous; glutinous; as, sizy blood.
Tiar (n.) A tiara.
Tice (v. t.) To entice.
Tice (n.) A ball bowled to strike the ground about a bat's length in front of the wicket.
Tick (n.) Credit; trust; as, to buy on, or upon, tick.
Tick (v. i.) To go on trust, or credit.
Tick (v. i.) To give tick; to trust.
Tick (n.) Any one of numerous species of large parasitic mites which attach themselves to, and suck the blood of, cattle, dogs, and many other animals. When filled with blood they become ovate, much swollen, and usually livid red in color. Some of the species often attach themselves to the human body. The young are active and have at first but six legs.
Tick (n.) Any one of several species of dipterous insects having a flattened and usually wingless body, as the bird ticks (see under Bird) and sheep tick (see under Sheep).
Tick (n.) The cover, or case, of a bed, mattress, etc., which contains the straw, feathers, hair, or other filling.
Tick (n.) Ticking. See Ticking, n.
Tick (v. i.) To make a small or repeating noise by beating or otherwise, as a watch does; to beat.
Tick (v. i.) To strike gently; to pat.
Tick (n.) A quick, audible beat, as of a clock.
Tick (n.) Any small mark intended to direct attention to something, or to serve as a check.
Tick (n.) The whinchat; -- so called from its note.
Tick (v. t.) To check off by means of a tick or any small mark; to score.
Tide (prep.) Time; period; season.
Tide (prep.) The alternate rising and falling of the waters of the ocean, and of bays, rivers, etc., connected therewith. The tide ebbs and flows twice in each lunar day, or the space of a little more than twenty-four hours. It is occasioned by the attraction of the sun and moon (the influence of the latter being three times that of the former), acting unequally on the waters in different parts of the earth, thus disturbing their equilibrium. A high tide upon one side of the earth is accompani
Tide (prep.) A stream; current; flood; as, a tide of blood.
Tide (prep.) Tendency or direction of causes, influences, or events; course; current.
Tide (prep.) Violent confluence.
Tide (prep.) The period of twelve hours.
Tide (v. t.) To cause to float with the tide; to drive or carry with the tide or stream.
Tide (n.) To betide; to happen.
Tide (n.) To pour a tide or flood.
Tide (n.) To work into or out of a river or harbor by drifting with the tide and anchoring when it becomes adverse.
Tidy (n.) The wren; -- called also tiddy.
Tidy (superl.) Being in proper time; timely; seasonable; favorable; as, tidy weather.
Tidy (superl.) Arranged in good order; orderly; appropriate; neat; kept in proper and becoming neatness, or habitually keeping things so; as, a tidy lass; their dress is tidy; the apartments are well furnished and tidy.
Tidy (n.) A cover, often of tatting, drawn work, or other ornamental work, for the back of a chair, the arms of a sofa, or the like.
Tidy (n.) A child's pinafore.
Tidy (v. t.) To put in proper order; to make neat; as, to tidy a room; to tidy one's dress.
Tidy (v. i.) To make things tidy.
Ties (pl. ) of Tie
Tied (imp. & p. p.) of Tie
Tier (n.) One who, or that which, ties.
Tier (n.) A chold's apron covering the upper part of the body, and tied with tape or cord; a pinafore.
Tier (v. t.) A row or rank, especially one of two or more rows placed one above, or higher than, another; as, a tier of seats in a theater.
Tiff (n.) Liquor; especially, a small draught of liquor.
Tiff (n.) A fit of anger or peevishness; a slight altercation or contention. See Tift.
Tiff (v. i.) To be in a pet.
Tiff (v. t.) To deck out; to dress.
Tift (n.) A fit of pettishness, or slight anger; a tiff.
Tigh (n.) A close, or inclosure; a croft.
Tike (n.) A tick. See 2d Tick.
Tike (n.) A dog; a cur.
Tike (n.) A countryman or clown; a boorish person.
Tile (v. t.) To protect from the intrusion of the uninitiated; as, to tile a Masonic lodge.
Tile (n.) A plate, or thin piece, of baked clay, used for covering the roofs of buildings, for floors, for drains, and often for ornamental mantel works.
Tile (n.) A small slab of marble or other material used for flooring.
Tile (n.) A plate of metal used for roofing.
Tile (n.) A small, flat piece of dried earth or earthenware, used to cover vessels in which metals are fused.
Tile (n.) A draintile.
Tile (n.) A stiff hat.
Tile (v. t.) To cover with tiles; as, to tile a house.
Tile (v. t.) Fig.: To cover, as if with tiles.
Till (n.) A vetch; a tare.
Till (n.) A drawer.
Till (n.) A tray or drawer in a chest.
Till (n.) A money drawer in a shop or store.
Till (n.) A deposit of clay, sand, and gravel, without lamination, formed in a glacier valley by means of the waters derived from the melting glaciers; -- sometimes applied to alluvium of an upper river terrace, when not laminated, and appearing as if formed in the same manner.
Till (n.) A kind of coarse, obdurate land.
Till (v. t.) To; unto; up to; as far as; until; -- now used only in respect to time, but formerly, also, of place, degree, etc., and still so used in Scotland and in parts of England and Ireland; as, I worked till four o'clock; I will wait till next week.
Till (conj.) As far as; up to the place or degree that; especially, up to the time that; that is, to the time specified in the sentence or clause following; until.
Till (prep.) To plow and prepare for seed, and to sow, dress, raise crops from, etc., to cultivate; as, to till the earth, a field, a farm.
Till (prep.) To prepare; to get.
Till (v. i.) To cultivate land.
Tilt (n.) A covering overhead; especially, a tent.
Tilt (n.) The cloth covering of a cart or a wagon.
Tilt (n.) A cloth cover of a boat; a small canopy or awning extended over the sternsheets of a boat.
Tilt (v. t.) To cover with a tilt, or awning.
Tilt (v. t.) To inc
Tilt (v. t.) To point or thrust, as a lance.
Tilt (v. t.) To point or thrust a weapon at.
Tilt (v. t.) To hammer or forge with a tilt hammer; as, to tilt steel in order to render it more ductile.
Tilt (v. i.) To run or ride, and thrust with a lance; to practice the military game or exercise of thrusting with a lance, as a combatant on horseback; to joust; also, figuratively, to engage in any combat or movement resembling that of horsemen tilting with lances.
Tilt (v. i.) To lean; to fall partly over; to tip.
Tilt (n.) A thrust, as with a lance.
Tilt (n.) A military exercise on horseback, in which the combatants attacked each other with lances; a tournament.
Tilt (n.) See Tilt hammer, in the Vocabulary.
Tilt (n.) Inclination forward; as, the tilt of a cask.
Time (n.) Duration, considered independently of any system of measurement or any employment of terms which designate limited portions thereof.
Time (n.) A particular period or part of duration, whether past, present, or future; a point or portion of duration; as, the time was, or has been; the time is, or will be.
Time (n.) The period at which any definite event occurred, or person lived; age; period; era; as, the Spanish Armada was destroyed in the time of Queen Elizabeth; -- often in the plural; as, ancient times; modern times.
Time (n.) The duration of one's life; the hours and days which a person has at his disposal.
Time (n.) A proper time; a season; an opportunity.
Time (n.) Hour of travail, delivery, or parturition.
Time (n.) Performance or occurrence of an action or event, considered with reference to repetition; addition of a number to itself; repetition; as, to double cloth four times; four times four, or sixteen.
Time (n.) The present life; existence in this world as contrasted with immortal life; definite, as contrasted with infinite, duration.
Time (n.) Tense.
Time (n.) The measured duration of sounds; measure; tempo; rate of movement; rhythmical division; as, common or triple time; the musician keeps good time.
Time (v. t.) To appoint the time for; to bring, begin, or perform at the proper season or time; as, he timed his appearance rightly.
Time (v. t.) To regulate as to time; to accompany, or agree with, in time of movement.
Time (v. t.) To ascertain or record the time, duration, or rate of; as, to time the speed of horses, or hours for workmen.
Time (v. t.) To measure, as in music or harmony.
Time (v. i.) To keep or beat time; to proceed or move in time.
Time (v. i.) To pass time; to delay.
Tind (v. t.) To kindle.
Tine (n.) Trouble; distress; teen.
Tine (v. t.) To kindle; to set on fire.
Tine (v. i.) To kindle; to rage; to smart.
Tine (v. t.) To shut in, or inclose.
Tine (n.) A tooth, or spike, as of a fork; a prong, as of an antler.
Ting (n.) A sharp sound, as of a bell; a tinkling.
Ting (v. i.) To sound or ring, as a bell; to tinkle.
Ting (n.) The apartment in a Chinese temple where the idol is kept.
Tink (v. i.) To make a sharp, shrill noise; to tinkle.
Tink (n.) A sharp, quick sound; a tinkle.
Tint (n.) A slight coloring.
Tint (n.) A pale or faint tinge of any color.
Tint (n.) A color considered with reference to other very similar colors; as, red and blue are different colors, but two shades of scarlet are different tints.
Tint (n.) A shaded effect produced by the juxtaposition of many fine parallel
Tint (v. t.) To give a slight coloring to; to tinge.
Tiny (superl.) Very small; little; puny.
Tire (n.) A tier, row, or rank. See Tier.
Tire (n.) Attire; apparel.
Tire (n.) A covering for the head; a headdress.
Tire (n.) A child's apron, covering the breast and having no sleeves; a pinafore; a tier.
Tire (n.) Furniture; apparatus; equipment.
Tire (n.) A hoop or band, as of metal, on the circumference of the wheel of a vehicle, to impart strength and receive the wear.
Tire (v. t.) To adorn; to attire; to dress.
Tire (v. i.) To seize, pull, and tear prey, as a hawk does.
Tire (v. i.) To seize, rend, or tear something as prey; to be fixed upon, or engaged with, anything.
Tire (v. i.) To become weary; to be fatigued; to have the strength fail; to have the patience exhausted; as, a feeble person soon tires.
Tire (v. t.) To exhaust the stre
Tiro (n.) Same as Tyro.
Tith (a.) Tight; nimble.
Titi (n.) Same as Teetee.
Tivy (adv.) With great speed; -- a huntsman's word or sound.
Tiza (n.) See Ulexite.
Vial (n.) A small bottle, usually of glass; a little glass vessel with a narrow aperture intended to be closed with a stopper; as, a vial of medicine.
Vial (v. t.) To put in a vial or vials.
Vice (n.) A defect; a fault; an error; a blemish; an imperfection; as, the vices of a political constitution; the vices of a horse.
Vice (n.) A moral fault or failing; especially, immoral conduct or habit, as in the indulgence of degrading appetites; customary deviation in a single respect, or in general, from a right standard, implying a defect of natural character, or the result of training and habits; a harmful custom; immorality; depravity; wickedness; as, a life of vice; the vice of intemperance.
Vice (n.) The buffoon of the old English moralities, or moral dramas, having the name sometimes of one vice, sometimes of another, or of Vice itself; -- called also Iniquity.
Vice (n.) A kind of instrument for holding work, as in filing. Same as Vise.
Vice (n.) A tool for drawing lead into cames, or flat grooved rods, for casements.
Vice (n.) A gripe or grasp.
Vice (v. t.) To hold or squeeze with a vice, or as if with a vice.
Vice (prep.) In the place of; in the stead; as, A. B. was appointed postmaster vice C. D. resigned.
Vice (prep.) Denoting one who in certain cases may assume the office or duties of a superior; designating an officer or an office that is second in rank or authority; as, vice president; vice agent; vice consul, etc.
Vide () imperative sing. of L. videre, to see; -- used to direct attention to something; as, vide supra, see above.
Vied (imp. & p. p.) of Vie
View (n.) The act of seeing or beholding; sight; look; survey; examination by the eye; inspection.
View (n.) Mental survey; intellectual perception or examination; as, a just view of the arguments or facts in a case.
View (n.) Power of seeing, either physically or mentally; reach or range of sight; extent of prospect.
View (n.) That which is seen or beheld; sight presented to the natural or intellectual eye; scene; prospect; as, the view from a window.
View (n.) The pictorial representation of a scene; a sketch, /ither drawn or painted; as, a fine view of Lake George.
View (n.) Mode of looking at anything; manner of apprehension; conception; opinion; judgment; as, to state one's views of the policy which ought to be pursued.
View (n.) That which is looked towards, or kept in sight, as object, aim, intention, purpose, design; as, he did it with a view of escaping.
View (n.) Appearance; show; aspect.
View (v. t.) To see; to behold; especially, to look at with attention, or for the purpose of examining; to examine with the eye; to inspect; to explore.
View (v. t.) To survey or examine mentally; to consider; as, to view the subject in all its aspects.
-tos (pl. ) of Vigesimo-quarto
Vild (a.) Vile.
Vile (superl.) Low; base; worthless; mean; despicable.
Vile (superl.) Morally base or impure; depraved by sin; hateful; in the sight of God and men; sinful; wicked; bad.
Vill (n.) A small collection of houses; a village.
Vine (n.) Any woody climbing plant which bears grapes.
Vine (n.) Hence, a climbing or trailing plant; the long, slender stem of any plant that trails on the ground, or climbs by winding round a fixed object, or by seizing anything with its tendrils, or claspers; a creeper; as, the hop vine; the bean vine; the vines of melons, squashes, pumpkins, and other cucurbitaceous plants.
Viny (a.) Of or pertaining to vines; producing, or abounding in, vines.
Viol (n.) A stringed musical instrument formerly in use, of the same form as the violin, but larger, and having six strings, to be struck with a bow, and the neck furnished with frets for stopping the strings.
Viol (n.) A large rope sometimes used in weighing anchor.
Vire (n.) An arrow, having a rotary motion, formerly used with the crossbow. Cf. Vireton.
Visa (n.) See Vis/.
Visa (v. t.) To indorse, after examination, with the word vise, as a passport; to vise.
Vise (n.) An instrument consisting of two jaws, closing by a screw, lever, cam, or the like, for holding work, as in filing.
Vise (n.) An indorsement made on a passport by the proper authorities of certain countries on the continent of Europe, denoting that it has been examined, and that the person who bears it is permitted to proceed on his journey; a visa.
Vise (v. t.) To examine and indorse, as a passport; to visa.
Vive () Long live, that is, success to; as, vive le roi, long live the king; vive la bagatelle, success to trifles or sport.
Vive (a.) Lively; animated; forcible.
Wich (n.) A variant of 1st Wick.
Wick (n.) Alt. of Wich
Wich (n.) A street; a village; a castle; a dwelling; a place of work, or exercise of authority; -- now obsolete except in composition; as, bailiwick, Warwick, Greenwick.
Wich (n.) A narrow port or passage in the rink or course, flanked by the stones of previous players.
Wick (n.) A bundle of fibers, or a loosely twisted or braided cord, tape, or tube, usually made of soft spun cotton threads, which by capillary attraction draws up a steady supply of the oil in lamps, the melted tallow or wax in candles, or other material used for illumination, in small successive portions, to be burned.
Wick (v. i.) To strike a stone in an oblique direction.
Wide (superl.) Having considerable distance or extent between the sides; spacious across; much extended in a direction at right angles to that of length; not narrow; broad; as, wide cloth; a wide table; a wide highway; a wide bed; a wide hall or entry.
Wide (superl.) Having a great extent every way; extended; spacious; broad; vast; extensive; as, a wide plain; the wide ocean; a wide difference.
Wide (superl.) Of large scope; comprehensive; liberal; broad; as, wide views; a wide understanding.
Wide (superl.) Of a certain measure between the sides; measuring in a direction at right angles to that of length; as, a table three feet wide.
Wide (superl.) Remote; distant; far.
Wide (superl.) Far from truth, from propriety, from necessity, or the like.
Wide (superl.) On one side or the other of the mark; too far side-wise from the mark, the wicket, the batsman, etc.
Wide (superl.) Made, as a vowel, with a less tense, and more open and relaxed, condition of the mouth organs; -- opposed to primary as used by Mr. Bell, and to narrow as used by Mr. Sweet. The effect, as explained by Mr. Bell, is due to the relaxation or tension of the pharynx; as explained by Mr. Sweet and others, it is due to the action of the tongue. The wide of / (/ve) is / (/ll); of a (ate) is / (/nd), etc.
Wide (adv.) To a distance; far; widely; to a great distance or extent; as, his fame was spread wide.
Wide (adv.) So as to leave or have a great space between the sides; so as to form a large opening.
Wide (adv.) So as to be or strike far from, or on one side of, an object or purpose; aside; astray.
Wide (n.) That which is wide; wide space; width; extent.
Wide (n.) That which goes wide, or to one side of the mark.
Wier (n.) Same as Weir.
Wife (n.) A woman; an adult female; -- now used in literature only in certain compounds and phrases, as alewife, fishwife, goodwife, and the like.
Wife (n.) The lawful consort of a man; a woman who is united to a man in wedlock; a woman who has a husband; a married woman; -- correlative of husband.
Wigg (n.) Alt. of Wig
Wike (n.) A temporary mark or boundary, as a bough of a tree set up in marking out or dividing anything, as tithes, swaths to be mowed in common ground, etc.; -- called also wicker.
Wike (n.) A home; a dwelling.
Wild (superl.) Living in a state of nature; inhabiting natural haunts, as the forest or open field; not familiar with, or not easily approached by, man; not tamed or domesticated; as, a wild boar; a wild ox; a wild cat.
Wild (superl.) Growing or produced without culture; growing or prepared without the aid and care of man; native; not cultivated; brought forth by unassisted nature or by animals not domesticated; as, wild parsnip, wild camomile, wild strawberry, wild honey.
Wild (superl.) Desert; not inhabited or cultivated; as, wild land.
Wild (superl.) Savage; uncivilized; not refined by culture; ferocious; rude; as, wild natives of Africa or America.
Wild (superl.) Not submitted to restraint, training, or regulation; turbulent; tempestuous; violent; ungoverned; licentious; inordinate; disorderly; irregular; fanciful; imaginary; visionary; crazy.
Wild (superl.) Exposed to the wind and sea; unsheltered; as, a wild roadstead.
Wild (superl.) Indicating strong emotion, intense excitement, or /ewilderment; as, a wild look.
Wild (superl.) Hard to steer; -- said of a vessel.
Wild (n.) An uninhabited and uncultivated tract or region; a forest or desert; a wilderness; a waste; as, the wilds of America; the wilds of Africa.
Wild (adv.) Wildly; as, to talk wild.
Wile (n.) A trick or stratagem practiced for insnaring or deception; a sly, insidious; artifice; a beguilement; an allurement.
Wile (v. t.) To practice artifice upon; to deceive; to beguile; to allure.
Wile (v. t.) To draw or turn away, as by diversion; to while or while away; to cause to pass pleasantly.
Wilk (n.) See Whelk.
Will (v.) The power of choosing; the faculty or endowment of the soul by which it is capable of choosing; the faculty or power of the mind by which we decide to do or not to do; the power or faculty of preferring or selecting one of two or more objects.
Will (v.) The choice which is made; a determination or preference which results from the act or exercise of the power of choice; a volition.
Will (v.) The choice or determination of one who has authority; a decree; a command; discretionary pleasure.
Will (v.) Strong wish or inclination; desire; purpose.
Will (v.) That which is strongly wished or desired.
Will (v.) Arbitrary disposal; power to control, dispose, or determine.
Will (v.) The legal declaration of a person's mind as to the manner in which he would have his property or estate disposed of after his death; the written instrument, legally executed, by which a man makes disposition of his estate, to take effect after his death; testament; devise. See the Note under Testament, 1.
Will (adv.) To wish; to desire; to inc
Will (adv.) As an auxiliary, will is used to denote futurity dependent on the verb. Thus, in first person, "I will" denotes willingness, consent, promise; and when "will" is emphasized, it denotes determination or fixed purpose; as, I will go if you wish; I will go at all hazards. In the second and third persons, the idea of distinct volition, wish, or purpose is evanescent, and simple certainty is appropriately expressed; as, "You will go," or "He will go," describes a future event as a fact
Will (v. i.) To be willing; to be inc
Will (n.) To form a distinct volition of; to determine by an act of choice; to ordain; to decree.
Will (n.) To enjoin or command, as that which is determined by an act of volition; to direct; to order.
Will (n.) To give or direct the disposal of by testament; to bequeath; to devise; as, to will one's estate to a child; also, to order or direct by testament; as, he willed that his nephew should have his watch.
Will (v. i.) To exercise an act of volition; to choose; to decide; to determine; to decree.
Wilt () 2d pers. sing. of Will.
Wilt (v. i.) To begin to wither; to lose freshness and become flaccid, as a plant when exposed when exposed to drought, or to great heat in a dry day, or when separated from its root; to droop;. to wither.
Wilt (v. t.) To cause to begin to wither; to make flaccid, as a green plant.
Wilt (v. t.) Hence, to cause to languish; to depress or destroy the vigor and energy of.
Wily (superl.) Full of wiles, tricks, or stratagems; using craft or stratagem to accomplish a purpose; mischievously artful; subtle.
Wind (v. t.) To turn completely, or with repeated turns; especially, to turn about something fixed; to cause to form convolutions about anything; to coil; to twine; to twist; to wreathe; as, to wind thread on a spool or into a ball.
Wind (v. t.) To entwist; to infold; to encircle.
Wind (v. t.) To have complete control over; to turn and bend at one's pleasure; to vary or alter or will; to regulate; to govern.
Wind (v. t.) To introduce by insinuation; to insinuate.
Wind (v. t.) To cover or surround with something coiled about; as, to wind a rope with twine.
Wind (v. i.) To turn completely or repeatedly; to become coiled about anything; to assume a convolved or spiral form; as, vines wind round a pole.
Wind (v. i.) To have a circular course or direction; to crook; to bend; to meander; as, to wind in and out among trees.
Wind (v. i.) To go to the one side or the other; to move this way and that; to double on one's course; as, a hare pursued turns and winds.
Wind (n.) The act of winding or turning; a turn; a bend; a twist; a winding.
Wind (n.) Air naturally in motion with any degree of velocity; a current of air.
Wind (n.) Air artificially put in motion by any force or action; as, the wind of a cannon ball; the wind of a bellows.
Wind (n.) Breath modulated by the respiratory and vocal organs, or by an instrument.
Wind (n.) Power of respiration; breath.
Wind (n.) Air or gas generated in the stomach or bowels; flatulence; as, to be troubled with wind.
Wind (n.) Air impregnated with an odor or scent.
Wind (n.) A direction from which the wind may blow; a point of the compass; especially, one of the cardinal points, which are often called the four winds.
Wind (n.) A disease of sheep, in which the intestines are distended with air, or rather affected with a violent inflammation. It occurs immediately after shearing.
Wind (n.) Mere breath or talk; empty effort; idle words.
Wind (n.) The dotterel.
Wind (v. t.) To expose to the wind; to winnow; to ventilate.
Wind (v. t.) To perceive or follow by the scent; to scent; to nose; as, the hounds winded the game.
Wind (v. t.) To drive hard, or force to violent exertion, as a horse, so as to render scant of wind; to put out of breath.
Wind (v. t.) To rest, as a horse, in order to allow the breath to be recovered; to breathe.
Wind (v. t.) To blow; to sound by blowing; esp., to sound with prolonged and mutually involved notes.
Wine (n.) The expressed juice of grapes, esp. when fermented; a beverage or liquor prepared from grapes by squeezing out their juice, and (usually) allowing it to ferment.
Wine (n.) A liquor or beverage prepared from the juice of any fruit or plant by a process similar to that for grape wine; as, currant wine; gooseberry wine; palm wine.
Wine (n.) The effect of drinking wine in excess; intoxication.
Wing (n.) One of the two anterior limbs of a bird, pterodactyl, or bat. They correspond to the arms of man, and are usually modified for flight, but in the case of a few species of birds, as the ostrich, auk, etc., the wings are used only as an assistance in running or swimming.
Wing (n.) Any similar member or instrument used for the purpose of flying.
Wing (n.) One of the two pairs of upper thoracic appendages of most hexapod insects. They are broad, fanlike organs formed of a double membrane and strengthened by chitinous veins or nervures.
Wing (n.) One of the large pectoral fins of the flying fishes.
Wing (n.) Passage by flying; flight; as, to take wing.
Wing (n.) Motive or instrument of flight; means of flight or of rapid motion.
Wing (n.) Anything which agitates the air as a wing does, or which is put in winglike motion by the action of the air, as a fan or vane for winnowing grain, the vane or sail of a windmill, etc.
Wing (n.) An ornament worn on the shoulder; a small epaulet or shoulder knot.
Wing (n.) Any appendage resembling the wing of a bird or insect in shape or appearance.
Wing (n.) One of the broad, thin, anterior lobes of the foot of a pteropod, used as an organ in swimming.
Wing (n.) Any membranaceous expansion, as that along the sides of certain stems, or of a fruit of the kind called samara.
Wing (n.) Either of the two side petals of a papilionaceous flower.
Wing (n.) One of two corresponding appendages attached; a sidepiece.
Wing (n.) A side building, less than the main edifice; as, one of the wings of a palace.
Wing (n.) The longer side of crownworks, etc., connecting them with the main work.
Wing (n.) A side shoot of a tree or plant; a branch growing up by the side of another.
Wing (n.) The right or left division of an army, regiment, etc.
Wing (n.) That part of the hold or orlop of a vessel which is nearest the sides. In a fleet, one of the extremities when the ships are drawn up in
Wing (n.) One of the sides of the stags in a theater.
Wing (v. t.) To furnish with wings; to enable to fly, or to move with celerity.
Wing (v. t.) To supply with wings or sidepieces.
Wing (v. t.) To transport by flight; to cause to fly.
Wing (v. t.) To move through in flight; to fly through.
Wing (v. t.) To cut off the wings of; to wound in the wing; to disable a wing of; as, to wing a bird.
Wink (v. i.) To nod; to sleep; to nap.
Wink (v. i.) To shut the eyes quickly; to close the eyelids with a quick motion.
Wink (v. i.) To close and open the eyelids quickly; to nictitate; to blink.
Wink (v. i.) To give a hint by a motion of the eyelids, often those of one eye only.
Wink (v. i.) To avoid taking notice, as if by shutting the eyes; to connive at anything; to be tolerant; -- generally with at.
Wink (v. i.) To be dim and flicker; as, the light winks.
Wink (v. t.) To cause (the eyes) to wink.
Wink (n.) The act of closing, or closing and opening, the eyelids quickly; hence, the time necessary for such an act; a moment.
Wink (n.) A hint given by shutting the eye with a significant cast.
Winy (a.) Having the taste or qualities of wine; vinous; as, grapes of a winy taste.
Wipe (n.) The lapwing.
Wipe (v. t.) To rub with something soft for cleaning; to clean or dry by rubbing; as, to wipe the hands or face with a towel.
Wipe (v. t.) To remove by rubbing; to rub off; to obliterate; -- usually followed by away, off or out. Also used figuratively.
Wipe (v. t.) To cheat; to defraud; to trick; -- usually followed by out.
Wipe (n.) Act of rubbing, esp. in order to clean.
Wipe (n.) A blow; a stroke; a hit; a swipe.
Wipe (n.) A gibe; a jeer; a severe sarcasm.
Wipe (n.) A handkerchief.
Wipe (n.) Stain; brand.
Wire (n.) A thread or slender rod of metal; a metallic substance formed to an even thread by being passed between grooved rollers, or drawn through holes in a plate of steel.
Wire (n.) A telegraph wire or cable; hence, an electric telegraph; as, to send a message by wire.
Wire (v. t.) To bind with wire; to attach with wires; to apply wire to; as, to wire corks in bottling liquors.
Wire (v. t.) To put upon a wire; as, to wire beads.
Wire (v. t.) To snare by means of a wire or wires.
Wire (v. t.) To send (a message) by telegraph.
Wire (v. i.) To pass like a wire; to flow in a wirelike form, or in a tenuous stream.
Wire (v. i.) To send a telegraphic message.
Wiry (a.) Made of wire; like wire; drawn out like wire.
Wiry (a.) Capable of endurance; tough; sinewy; as, a wiry frame or constitution.
Wise (v.) Having knowledge; knowing; enlightened; of extensive information; erudite; learned.
Wise (v.) Hence, especially, making due use of knowledge; discerning and judging soundly concerning what is true or false, proper or improper; choosing the best ends and the best means for accomplishing them; sagacious.
Wise (v.) Versed in art or science; skillful; dexterous; specifically, skilled in divination.
Wise (v.) Hence, prudent; calculating; shrewd; wary; subtle; crafty.
Wise (v.) Dictated or guided by wisdom; containing or exhibiting wisdom; well adapted to produce good effects; judicious; discreet; as, a wise saying; a wise scheme or plan; wise conduct or management; a wise determination.
Wise (v.) Way of being or acting; manner; mode; fashion.
Wish (v. t.) To have a desire or yearning; to long; to hanker.
Wish (v. t.) To desire; to long for; to hanker after; to have a mind or disposition toward.
Wish (v. t.) To frame or express desires concerning; to invoke in favor of, or against, any one; to attribute, or cal down, in desire; to invoke; to imprecate.
Wish (v. t.) To recommend; to seek confidence or favor in behalf of.
Wish (n.) Desire; eager desire; longing.
Wish (n.) Expression of desire; request; petition; hence, invocation or imprecation.
Wish (n.) A thing desired; an object of desire.
Wisp (n.) A small bundle, as of straw or other like substance.
Wisp (n.) A whisk, or small broom.
Wisp (n.) A Will-o'-the-wisp; an ignis fatuus.
Wisp (v. t.) To brush or dress, an with a wisp.
Wisp (v. t.) To rumple.
Wist (v.) Knew.
Wite (pl.) of Wit
Wist (p. p.) of Wit
Wite (v.) To reproach; to blame; to censure; also, to impute as blame.
Wite (v.) Blame; reproach.
With (n.) See Withe.
With (prep.) With denotes or expresses some situation or relation of nearness, proximity, association, connection, or the like.
With (prep.) To denote a close or direct relation of opposition or hostility; -- equivalent to against.
With (prep.) To denote association in respect of situation or environment; hence, among; in the company of.
With (prep.) To denote a connection of friendship, support, alliance, assistance, countenance, etc.; hence, on the side of.
With (prep.) To denote the accomplishment of cause, means, instrument, etc; -- sometimes equivalent to by.
With (prep.) To denote association in thought, as for comparison or contrast.
With (prep.) To denote simultaneous happening, or immediate succession or consequence.
With (prep.) To denote having as a possession or an appendage; as, the firmament with its stars; a bride with a large fortune.
Wive (v. i.) To marry, as a man; to take a wife.
Wive (v. t.) To match to a wife; to provide with a wife.
Wive (v. t.) To take for a wife; to marry.
Yold (obs. p. p.) of Yield
Yift (n.) Gift.
Yite (n.) The European yellow-hammer.
Yive (v. t. & i.) To give.
Zimb (n.) A large, venomous, two-winged fly, native of Abyssinia. It is allied to the tsetse fly, and, like the latter, is destructive to cattle.
Zinc (n.) An abundant element of the magnesium-cadmium group, extracted principally from the minerals zinc blende, smithsonite, calamine, and franklinite, as an easily fusible bluish white metal, which is malleable, especially when heated. It is not easily oxidized in moist air, and hence is used for sheeting, coating galvanized iron, etc. It is used in making brass, britannia, and other alloys, and is also largely consumed in electric batteries. Symbol Zn. Atomic weight 64.9.
Zinc (v. t.) To coat with zinc; to galvanize.
Zink (n.) See Zinc.
Zion (n.) A hill in Jerusalem, which, after the capture of that city by the Israelites, became the royal residence of David and his successors.
Zion (n.) Hence, the theocracy, or church of God.
Zion (n.) The heavenly Jerusalem; heaven.
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