4 letter words whose second letter is O
Boas (pl. ) of Boa
Boar (n.) The uncastrated male of swine; specifically, the wild hog.
Boat (n.) A small open vessel, or water craft, usually moved by cars or paddles, but often by a sail.
Boat (n.) Hence, any vessel; usually with some epithet descriptive of its use or mode of propulsion; as, pilot boat, packet boat, passage boat, advice boat, etc. The term is sometimes applied to steam vessels, even of the largest class; as, the Cunard boats.
Boat (n.) A vehicle, utensil, or dish, somewhat resembling a boat in shape; as, a stone boat; a gravy boat.
Boat (v. t.) To transport in a boat; as, to boat goods.
Boat (v. t.) To place in a boat; as, to boat oars.
Boat (v. i.) To go or row in a boat.
Boce (n.) A European fish (Box vulgaris), having a compressed body and bright colors; -- called also box, and bogue.
Bode (v. t.) To indicate by signs, as future events; to be the omen of; to portend to presage; to foreshow.
Bode (v. i.) To foreshow something; to augur.
Bode (n.) An omen; a foreshadowing.
Bode (n.) A bid; an offer.
Bode (v. t.) A messenger; a herald.
Bode (n.) A stop; a halting; delay.
Bode (imp. & p. p.) Abode.
Bode (p. p.) Bid or bidden.
Body (n.) The material organized substance of an animal, whether living or dead, as distinguished from the spirit, or vital principle; the physical person.
Body (n.) The trunk, or main part, of a person or animal, as distinguished from the limbs and head; the main, central, or principal part, as of a tree, army, country, etc.
Body (n.) The real, as opposed to the symbolical; the substance, as opposed to the shadow.
Body (n.) A person; a human being; -- frequently in composition; as, anybody, nobody.
Body (n.) A number of individuals spoken of collectively, usually as united by some common tie, or as organized for some purpose; a collective whole or totality; a corporation; as, a legislative body; a clerical body.
Body (n.) A number of things or particulars embodied in a system; a general collection; as, a great body of facts; a body of laws or of divinity.
Body (n.) Any mass or portion of matter; any substance distinct from others; as, a metallic body; a moving body; an aeriform body.
Body (n.) Amount; quantity; extent.
Body (n.) That part of a garment covering the body, as distinguished from the parts covering the limbs.
Body (n.) The bed or box of a vehicle, on or in which the load is placed; as, a wagon body; a cart body.
Body (n.) The shank of a type, or the depth of the shank (by which the size is indicated); as, a nonpareil face on an agate body.
Body (n.) A figure that has length, breadth, and thickness; any solid figure.
Body (n.) Consistency; thickness; substance; strength; as, this color has body; wine of a good body.
Body (v. t.) To furnish with, or as with, a body; to produce in definite shape; to embody.
Boer (n.) A colonist or farmer in South Africa of Dutch descent.
Boes (3d sing. pr.) Behoves or behooves.
Bogy (n.) A specter; a hobgoblin; a bugbear.
Boil (v.) To be agitated, or tumultuously moved, as a liquid by the generation and rising of bubbles of steam (or vapor), or of currents produced by heating it to the boiling point; to be in a state of ebullition; as, the water boils.
Boil (v.) To be agitated like boiling water, by any other cause than heat; to bubble; to effervesce; as, the boiling waves.
Boil (v.) To pass from a liquid to an aeriform state or vapor when heated; as, the water boils away.
Boil (v.) To be moved or excited with passion; to be hot or fervid; as, his blood boils with anger.
Boil (v.) To be in boiling water, as in cooking; as, the potatoes are boiling.
Boil (v. t.) To heat to the boiling point, or so as to cause ebullition; as, to boil water.
Boil (v. t.) To form, or separate, by boiling or evaporation; as, to boil sugar or salt.
Boil (v. t.) To subject to the action of heat in a boiling liquid so as to produce some specific effect, as cooking, cleansing, etc.; as, to boil meat; to boil clothes.
Boil (v. t.) To steep or soak in warm water.
Boil (n.) Act or state of boiling.
Boil (n.) A hard, painful, inflamed tumor, which, on suppuration, discharges pus, mixed with blood, and discloses a small fibrous mass of dead tissue, called the core.
Boke (v. t. & i.) To poke; to thrust.
Bold (n.) Forward to meet danger; venturesome; daring; not timorous or shrinking from risk; brave; courageous.
Bold (n.) Exhibiting or requiring spirit and contempt of danger; planned with courage; daring; vigorous.
Bold (n.) In a bad sense, too forward; taking undue liberties; over assuming or confident; lacking proper modesty or restraint; rude; impudent.
Bold (n.) Somewhat overstepping usual bounds, or conventional rules, as in art, literature, etc.; taking liberties in composition or expression; as, the figures of an author are bold.
Bold (n.) Standing prominently out to view; markedly conspicuous; striking the eye; in high relief.
Bold (n.) Steep; abrupt; prominent.
Bold (v. t.) To make bold or daring.
Bold (v. i.) To be or become bold.
Bole (n.) The trunk or stem of a tree, or that which is like it.
Bole (n.) An aperture, with a wooden shutter, in the wall of a house, for giving, occasionally, air or light; also, a small closet.
Bole (n.) A measure. See Boll, n., 2.
Bole (n.) Any one of several varieties of friable earthy clay, usually colored more or less strongly red by oxide of iron, and used to color and adulterate various substances. It was formerly used in medicine. It is composed essentially of hydrous silicates of alumina, or more rarely of magnesia. See Clay, and Terra alba.
Bole (n.) A bolus; a dose.
Boll (n.) The pod or capsule of a plant, as of flax or cotton; a pericarp of a globular form.
Boll (n.) A Scotch measure, formerly in use: for wheat and beans it contained four Winchester bushels; for oats, barley, and potatoes, six bushels. A boll of meal is 140 lbs. avoirdupois. Also, a measure for salt of two bushels.
Boll (v. i.) To form a boll or seed vessel; to go to seed.
Boln (v. i.) To swell; to puff.
Boln (a.) Alt. of Bollen
Bolt (n.) A shaft or missile intended to be shot from a crossbow or catapult, esp. a short, stout, blunt-headed arrow; a quarrel; an arrow, or that which resembles an arrow; a dart.
Bolt (n.) Lightning; a thunderbolt.
Bolt (n.) A strong pin, of iron or other material, used to fasten or hold something in place, often having a head at one end and screw thread cut upon the other end.
Bolt (n.) A sliding catch, or fastening, as for a door or gate; the portion of a lock which is shot or withdrawn by the action of the key.
Bolt (n.) An iron to fasten the legs of a prisoner; a shackle; a fetter.
Bolt (n.) A compact package or roll of cloth, as of canvas or silk, often containing about forty yards.
Bolt (n.) A bundle, as of oziers.
Bolt (v. t.) To shoot; to discharge or drive forth.
Bolt (v. t.) To utter precipitately; to blurt or throw out.
Bolt (v. t.) To swallow without chewing; as, to bolt food.
Bolt (v. t.) To refuse to support, as a nomination made by a party to which one has belonged or by a caucus in which one has taken part.
Bolt (v. t.) To cause to start or spring forth; to dislodge, as conies, rabbits, etc.
Bolt (v. t.) To fasten or secure with, or as with, a bolt or bolts, as a door, a timber, fetters; to shackle; to restrain.
Bolt (v. i.) To start forth like a bolt or arrow; to spring abruptly; to come or go suddenly; to dart; as, to bolt out of the room.
Bolt (v. i.) To strike or fall suddenly like a bolt.
Bolt (v. i.) To spring suddenly aside, or out of the regular path; as, the horse bolted.
Bolt (v. i.) To refuse to support a nomination made by a party or a caucus with which one has been connected; to break away from a party.
Bolt (adv.) In the manner of a bolt; suddenly; straight; unbendingly.
Bolt (v. i.) A sudden spring or start; a sudden spring aside; as, the horse made a bolt.
Bolt (v. i.) A sudden flight, as to escape creditors.
Bolt (v. i.) A refusal to support a nomination made by the party with which one has been connected; a breaking away from one's party.
Bolt (v. t.) To sift or separate the coarser from the finer particles of, as bran from flour, by means of a bolter; to separate, assort, refine, or purify by other means.
Bolt (v. t.) To separate, as if by sifting or bolting; -- with out.
Bolt (v. t.) To discuss or argue privately, and for practice, as cases at law.
Bolt (n.) A sieve, esp. a long fine sieve used in milling for bolting flour and meal; a bolter.
Bomb (n.) A great noise; a hollow sound.
Bomb (n.) A shell; esp. a spherical shell, like those fired from mortars. See Shell.
Bomb (n.) A bomb ketch.
Bomb (v. t.) To bombard.
Bomb (v. i.) To sound; to boom; to make a humming or buzzing sound.
Bond (n.) That which binds, ties, fastens, or confines, or by which anything is fastened or bound, as a cord, chain, etc.; a band; a ligament; a shackle or a manacle.
Bond (n.) The state of being bound; imprisonment; captivity, restraint.
Bond (n.) A binding force or influence; a cause of union; a uniting tie; as, the bonds of fellowship.
Bond (n.) Moral or political duty or obligation.
Bond (n.) A writing under seal, by which a person binds himself, his heirs, executors, and administrators, to pay a certain sum on or before a future day appointed. This is a single bond. But usually a condition is added, that, if the obligor shall do a certain act, appear at a certain place, conform to certain rules, faithfully perform certain duties, or pay a certain sum of money, on or before a time specified, the obligation shall be void; otherwise it shall remain in full force. If the con
Bond (n.) An instrument (of the nature of the ordinary legal bond) made by a government or a corporation for purpose of borrowing money; as, a government, city, or railway bond.
Bond (n.) The state of goods placed in a bonded warehouse till the duties are paid; as, merchandise in bond.
Bond (n.) The union or tie of the several stones or bricks forming a wall. The bricks may be arranged for this purpose in several different ways, as in English or block bond (Fig. 1), where one course consists of bricks with their ends toward the face of the wall, called headers, and the next course of bricks with their lengths parallel to the face of the wall, called stretchers; Flemish bond (Fig.2), where each course consists of headers and stretchers alternately, so laid as always to break
Bond (n.) A unit of chemical attraction; as, oxygen has two bonds of affinity. It is often represented in graphic formulae by a short
Bond (v. t.) To place under the conditions of a bond; to mortgage; to secure the payment of the duties on (goods or merchandise) by giving a bond.
Bond (v. t.) To dispose in building, as the materials of a wall, so as to secure solidity.
Bond (n.) A vassal or serf; a slave.
Bond (a.) In a state of servitude or slavery; captive.
Bone (n.) The hard, calcified tissue of the skeleton of vertebrate animals, consisting very largely of calcic carbonate, calcic phosphate, and gelatine; as, blood and bone.
Bone (n.) One of the pieces or parts of an animal skeleton; as, a rib or a thigh bone; a bone of the arm or leg; also, any fragment of bony substance. (pl.) The frame or skeleton of the body.
Bone (n.) Anything made of bone, as a bobbin for weaving bone lace.
Bone (n.) Two or four pieces of bone held between the fingers and struck together to make a kind of music.
Bone (n.) Dice.
Bone (n.) Whalebone; hence, a piece of whalebone or of steel for a corset.
Bone (n.) Fig.: The framework of anything.
Bone (v. t.) To withdraw bones from the flesh of, as in cookery.
Bone (v. t.) To put whalebone into; as, to bone stays.
Bone (v. t.) To fertilize with bone.
Bone (v. t.) To steal; to take possession of.
Bone (v. t.) To sight along an object or set of objects, to see if it or they be level or in
Bony (a.) Consisting of bone, or of bones; full of bones; pertaining to bones.
Bony (a.) Having large or prominent bones.
Book (n.) A collection of sheets of paper, or similar material, blank, written, or printed, bound together; commonly, many folded and bound sheets containing continuous printing or writing.
Book (n.) A composition, written or printed; a treatise.
Book (n.) A part or subdivision of a treatise or literary work; as, the tenth book of "Paradise Lost."
Book (n.) A volume or collection of sheets in which accounts are kept; a register of debts and credits, receipts and expenditures, etc.
Book (n.) Six tricks taken by one side, in the game of whist; in certain other games, two or more corresponding cards, forming a set.
Book (v. t.) To enter, write, or register in a book or list.
Book (v. t.) To enter the name of (any one) in a book for the purpose of securing a passage, conveyance, or seat; as, to be booked for Southampton; to book a seat in a theater.
Book (v. t.) To mark out for; to destine or assign for; as, he is booked for the valedictory.
Boom (n.) A long pole or spar, run out for the purpose of extending the bottom of a particular sail; as, the jib boom, the studding-sail boom, etc.
Boom (n.) A long spar or beam, projecting from the mast of a derrick, from the outer end of which the body to be lifted is suspended.
Boom (n.) A pole with a conspicuous top, set up to mark the channel in a river or harbor.
Boom (n.) A strong chain cable, or
Boom (n.) A
Boom (v. t.) To extend, or push, with a boom or pole; as, to boom out a sail; to boom off a boat.
Boom (v. i.) To cry with a hollow note; to make a hollow sound, as the bittern, and some insects.
Boom (v. i.) To make a hollow sound, as of waves or cannon.
Boom (v. i.) To rush with violence and noise, as a ship under a press of sail, before a free wind.
Boom (v. i.) To have a rapid growth in market value or in popular favor; to go on rushingly.
Boom (n.) A hollow roar, as of waves or cannon; also, the hollow cry of the bittern; a booming.
Boom (n.) A strong and extensive advance, with more or less noisy excitement; -- applied colloquially or humorously to market prices, the demand for stocks or commodities and to political chances of aspirants to office; as, a boom in the stock market; a boom in coffee.
Boom (v. t.) To cause to advance rapidly in price; as, to boom railroad or mining shares; to create a "boom" for; as to boom Mr. C. for senator.
Boon (n.) A prayer or petition.
Boon (n.) That which is asked or granted as a benefit or favor; a gift; a benefaction; a grant; a present.
Boon (n.) Good; prosperous; as, boon voyage.
Boon (n.) Kind; bountiful; benign.
Boon (n.) Gay; merry; jovial; convivial.
Boon (n.) The woody portion flax, which is separated from the fiber as refuse matter by retting, braking, and scutching.
Boor (n.) A husbandman; a peasant; a rustic; esp. a clownish or unrefined countryman.
Boor (n.) A Dutch, German, or Russian peasant; esp. a Dutch colonist in South Africa, Guiana, etc.: a boer.
Boor (n.) A rude ill-bred person; one who is clownish in manners.
Boot (n.) Remedy; relief; amends; reparation; hence, one who brings relief.
Boot (n.) That which is given to make an exchange equal, or to make up for the deficiency of value in one of the things exchanged.
Boot (n.) Profit; gain; advantage; use.
Boot (v. t.) To profit; to advantage; to avail; -- generally followed by it; as, what boots it?
Boot (v. t.) To enrich; to benefit; to give in addition.
Boot (n.) A covering for the foot and lower part of the leg, ordinarily made of leather.
Boot (n.) An instrument of torture for the leg, formerly used to extort confessions, particularly in Scotland.
Boot (n.) A place at the side of a coach, where attendants rode; also, a low outside place before and behind the body of the coach.
Boot (n.) A place for baggage at either end of an old-fashioned stagecoach.
Boot (n.) An apron or cover (of leather or rubber cloth) for the driving seat of a vehicle, to protect from rain and mud.
Boot (n.) The metal casing and flange fitted about a pipe where it passes through a roof.
Boot (v. t.) To put boots on, esp. for riding.
Boot (v. t.) To punish by kicking with a booted foot.
Boot (v. i.) To boot one's self; to put on one's boots.
Boot (n.) Booty; spoil.
Bord (n.) A board; a table.
Bord (n.) The face of coal parallel to the natural fissures.
Bord (n.) See Bourd.
Bore (v. t.) To perforate or penetrate, as a solid body, by turning an auger, gimlet, drill, or other instrument; to make a round hole in or through; to pierce; as, to bore a plank.
Bore (v. t.) To form or enlarge by means of a boring instrument or apparatus; as, to bore a steam cylinder or a gun barrel; to bore a hole.
Bore (v. t.) To make (a passage) by laborious effort, as in boring; as, to bore one's way through a crowd; to force a narrow and difficult passage through.
Bore (v. t.) To weary by tedious iteration or by dullness; to tire; to trouble; to vex; to annoy; to pester.
Bore (v. t.) To befool; to trick.
Bore (v. i.) To make a hole or perforation with, or as with, a boring instrument; to cut a circular hole by the rotary motion of a tool; as, to bore for water or oil (i. e., to sink a well by boring for water or oil); to bore with a gimlet; to bore into a tree (as insects).
Bore (v. i.) To be pierced or penetrated by an instrument that cuts as it turns; as, this timber does not bore well, or is hard to bore.
Bore (v. i.) To push forward in a certain direction with laborious effort.
Bore (v. i.) To shoot out the nose or toss it in the air; -- said of a horse.
Bore (n.) A hole made by boring; a perforation.
Bore (n.) The internal cylindrical cavity of a gun, cannon, pistol, or other firearm, or of a pipe or tube.
Bore (n.) The size of a hole; the interior diameter of a tube or gun barrel; the caliber.
Bore (n.) A tool for making a hole by boring, as an auger.
Bore (n.) Caliber; importance.
Bore (n.) A person or thing that wearies by prolixity or dullness; a tiresome person or affair; any person or thing which causes ennui.
Bore (n.) A tidal flood which regularly or occasionally rushes into certain rivers of peculiar configuration or location, in one or more waves which present a very abrupt front of considerable height, dangerous to shipping, as at the mouth of the Amazon, in South America, the Hoogly and Indus, in India, and the Tsien-tang, in China.
Bore (n.) Less properly, a very high and rapid tidal flow, when not so abrupt, such as occurs at the Bay of Fundy and in the British Channel.
Bore () imp. of 1st & 2d Bear.
Born (v. t.) Brought forth, as an animal; brought into life; introduced by birth.
Born (v. t.) Having from birth a certain character; by or from birth; by nature; innate; as, a born liar.
Bort (n.) Imperfectly crystallized or coarse diamonds, or fragments made in cutting good diamonds which are reduced to powder and used in lapidary work.
Bosa (n.) A drink, used in the East. See Boza.
Bosh (n.) Figure; out
Bosh (n.) Empty talk; contemptible nonsense; trash; humbug.
Bosh (n.) One of the sloping sides of the lower part of a blast furnace; also, one of the hollow iron or brick sides of the bed of a puddling or boiling furnace.
Bosh (n.) The lower part of a blast furnace, which slopes inward, or the widest space at the top of this part.
Bosh (n.) In forging and smelting, a trough in which tools and ingots are cooled.
Bosk (n.) A thicket; a small wood.
Boss (n.) Any protuberant part; a round, swelling part or body; a knoblike process; as, a boss of wood.
Boss (n.) A protuberant ornament on any work, either of different material from that of the work or of the same, as upon a buckler or bridle; a stud; a knob; the central projection of a shield. See Umbilicus.
Boss (n.) A projecting ornament placed at the intersection of the ribs of ceilings, whether vaulted or flat, and in other situations.
Boss (n.) A wooden vessel for the mortar used in tiling or masonry, hung by a hook from the laths, or from the rounds of a ladder.
Boss (n.) The enlarged part of a shaft, on which a wheel is keyed, or at the end, where it is coupled to another.
Boss (n.) A swage or die used for shaping metals.
Boss (n.) A head or reservoir of water.
Boss (v. t.) To ornam
Boss (n.) A master workman or superintendent; a director or manager; a political dictator.
Bote (n.) Compensation; amends; satisfaction; expiation; as, man bote, a compensation or a man slain.
Bote (n.) Payment of any kind.
Bote (n.) A privilege or allowance of necessaries.
Both (a. or pron.) The one and the other; the two; the pair, without exception of either.
Both (conj.) As well; not only; equally.
-ies (pl. ) of Boothy
Bots (n. pl.) The larvae of several species of botfly, especially those larvae which infest the stomach, throat, or intestines of the horse, and are supposed to be the cause of various ailments.
Boud (n.) A weevil; a worm that breeds in malt, biscuit, etc.
Bouk (n.) The body.
Bouk (n.) Bulk; volume.
Boul (n.) A curved handle.
Boun (a.) Ready; prepared; destined; tending.
Boun (v. t.) To make or get ready.
Bour (n.) A chamber or a cottage.
Bout (n.) As much of an action as is performed at one time; a going and returning, as of workmen in reaping, mowing, etc.; a turn; a round.
Bout (n.) A conflict; contest; attempt; trial; a set-to at anything; as, a fencing bout; a drinking bout.
Bowl (n.) A concave vessel of various forms (often approximately hemispherical), to hold liquids, etc.
Bowl (n.) Specifically, a drinking vessel for wine or other spirituous liquors; hence, convivial drinking.
Bowl (n.) The contents of a full bowl; what a bowl will hold.
Bowl (n.) The hollow part of a thing; as, the bowl of a spoon.
Bowl (n.) A ball of wood or other material used for rolling on a level surface in play; a ball of hard wood having one side heavier than the other, so as to give it a bias when rolled.
Bowl (n.) An ancient game, popular in Great Britain, played with biased balls on a level plat of greensward.
Bowl (n.) The game of tenpins or bowling.
Bowl (v. t.) To roll, as a bowl or cricket ball.
Bowl (v. t.) To roll or carry smoothly on, or as on, wheels; as, we were bowled rapidly along the road.
Bowl (v. t.) To pelt or strike with anything rolled.
Bowl (v. i.) To play with bowls.
Bowl (v. i.) To roll a ball on a plane, as at cricket, bowls, etc.
Bowl (v. i.) To move rapidly, smoothly, and like a ball; as, the carriage bowled along.
Boza (n.) An acidulated fermented drink of the Arabs and Egyptians, made from millet seed and various astringent substances; also, an intoxicating beverage made from hemp seed, darnel meal, and water.
Coag (n.) See Coak, a kind of tenon.
Coak (n.) See Coke, n.
Coak (n.) A kind of tenon connecting the face of a scarfed timber with the face of another timber, or a dowel or pin of hard wood or iron uniting timbers.
Coak (n.) A metallic bushing or strengthening piece in the center of a wooden block sheave.
Coak (v. t.) To unite, as timbers, by means of tenons or dowels in the edges or faces.
Coal (n.) A thoroughly charred, and extinguished or still ignited, fragment from wood or other combustible substance; charcoal.
Coal (n.) A black, or brownish black, solid, combustible substance, dug from beds or veins in the earth to be used for fuel, and consisting, like charcoal, mainly of carbon, but more compact, and often affording, when heated, a large amount of volatile matter.
Coal (v. t.) To burn to charcoal; to char.
Coal (v. t.) To mark or de
Coal (v. t.) To supply with coal; as, to coal a steamer.
Coal (v. i.) To take in coal; as, the steamer coaled at Southampton.
Coat (n.) An outer garment fitting the upper part of the body; especially, such a garment worn by men.
Coat (n.) A petticoat.
Coat (n.) The habit or vesture of an order of men, indicating the order or office; cloth.
Coat (n.) An external covering like a garment, as fur, skin, wool, husk, or bark; as, the horses coats were sleek.
Coat (n.) A layer of any substance covering another; a cover; a tegument; as, the coats of the eye; the coats of an onion; a coat of tar or varnish.
Coat (n.) Same as Coat of arms. See below.
Coat (n.) A coat card. See below.
Coat (v. t.) To cover with a coat or outer garment.
Coat (v. t.) To cover with a layer of any substance; as, to coat a jar with tin foil; to coat a ceiling.
Coax (v. t.) To persuade by gentle, insinuating courtesy, flattering, or fondling; to wheedle; to soothe.
Coax (n.) A simpleton; a dupe.
Coca (n.) The dried leaf of a South American shrub (Erythroxylon Coca). In med., called Erythroxylon.
Cock (n.) The male of birds, particularly of gallinaceous or domestic fowls.
Cock (n.) A vane in the shape of a cock; a weathercock.
Cock (n.) A chief man; a leader or master.
Cock (n.) The crow of a cock, esp. the first crow in the morning; cockcrow.
Cock (n.) A faucet or valve.
Cock (n.) The style of gnomon of a dial.
Cock (n.) The indicator of a balance.
Cock (n.) The bridge piece which affords a bearing for the pivot of a balance in a clock or watch.
Cock (v. t.) To set erect; to turn up.
Cock (v. t.) To shape, as a hat, by turning up the brim.
Cock (v. t.) To set on one side in a pert or jaunty manner.
Cock (v. t.) To turn (the eye) obliquely and partially close its lid, as an expression of derision or insinuation.
Cock (v. i.) To strut; to swagger; to look big, pert, or menacing.
Cock (n.) The act of cocking; also, the turn so given; as, a cock of the eyes; to give a hat a saucy cock.
Cock (n.) The notch of an arrow or crossbow.
Cock (n.) The hammer in the lock of a firearm.
Cock (v. t.) To draw the hammer of (a firearm) fully back and set it for firing.
Cock (v. i.) To draw back the hammer of a firearm, and set it for firing.
Cock (n.) A small concial pile of hay.
Cock (v. t.) To put into cocks or heaps, as hay.
Cock (n.) A small boat.
Cock (n.) A corruption or disguise of the word God, used in oaths.
Coco () Alt. of Coco palm
Coda (n.) A few measures added beyond the natural termination of a composition.
Code (n.) A body of law, sanctioned by legislation, in which the rules of law to be specifically applied by the courts are set forth in systematic form; a compilation of laws by public authority; a digest.
Code (n.) Any system of rules or regulations relating to one subject; as, the medical code, a system of rules for the regulation of the professional conduct of physicians; the naval code, a system of rules for making communications at sea means of signals.
Coif (n.) A cap.
Coif (n.) A close-fitting cap covering the sides of the head, like a small hood without a cape.
Coif (n.) An official headdress, such as that worn by certain judges in England.
Coif (v. t.) To cover or dress with, or as with, a coif.
Coil (v. t.) To wind cylindrically or spirally; as, to coil a rope when not in use; the snake coiled itself before springing.
Coil (v. t.) To encircle and hold with, or as with, coils.
Coil (v. i.) To wind itself cylindrically or spirally; to form a coil; to wind; -- often with about or around.
Coil (n.) A ring, series of rings, or spiral, into which a rope, or other like thing, is wound.
Coil (n.) Fig.: Entanglement; toil; mesh; perplexity.
Coil (n.) A series of connected pipes in rows or layers, as in a steam heating apparatus.
Coil (n.) A noise, tumult, bustle, or confusion.
Coin (n.) A quoin; a corner or external angle; a wedge. See Coigne, and Quoin.
Coin (n.) A piece of metal on which certain characters are stamped by government authority, making it legally current as money; -- much used in a collective sense.
Coin (n.) That which serves for payment or recompense.
Coin (v. t.) To make of a definite fineness, and convert into coins, as a mass of metal; to mint; to manufacture; as, to coin silver dollars; to coin a medal.
Coin (v. t.) To make or fabricate; to invent; to originate; as, to coin a word.
Coin (v. t.) To acquire rapidly, as money; to make.
Coin (v. i.) To manufacture counterfeit money.
Coir (n.) A material for cordage, matting, etc., consisting of the prepared fiber of the outer husk of the cocoanut.
Coir (n.) Cordage or cables, made of this material.
Coit (n.) A quoit.
Coit (v. t.) To throw, as a stone. [Obs.] See Quoit.
Coke (n.) Mineral coal charred, or depriver of its bitumen, sulphur, or other volatile matter by roasting in a kiln or oven, or by distillation, as in gas works. It is lagerly used where / smokeless fire is required.
Coke (v. t.) To convert into coke.
Col- () A prefix signifying with, together. See Com-.
Cold (n.) Deprived of heat, or having a low temperature; not warm or hot; gelid; frigid.
Cold (n.) Lacking the sensation of warmth; suffering from the absence of heat; chilly; shivering; as, to be cold.
Cold (n.) Not pungent or acrid.
Cold (n.) Wanting in ardor, intensity, warmth, zeal, or passion; spiritless; unconcerned; reserved.
Cold (n.) Unwelcome; disagreeable; unsatisfactory.
Cold (n.) Wanting in power to excite; dull; uninteresting.
Cold (n.) Affecting the sense of smell (as of hunting dogs) but feebly; having lost its odor; as, a cold scent.
Cold (n.) Not sensitive; not acute.
Cold (n.) Distant; -- said, in the game of hunting for some object, of a seeker remote from the thing concealed.
Cold (n.) Having a bluish effect. Cf. Warm, 8.
Cold (n.) The relative absence of heat or warmth.
Cold (n.) The sensation produced by the escape of heat; chil
Cold (n.) A morbid state of the animal system produced by exposure to cold or dampness; a catarrh.
Cold (v. i.) To become cold.
Cole (n.) A plant of the Brassica or Cabbage genus; esp. that form of B. oleracea called rape and coleseed.
Coll (v. t.) To embrace.
Colp (n.) See Collop.
Colt (n.) The young of the equine genus or horse kind of animals; -- sometimes distinctively applied to the male, filly being the female. Cf. Foal.
Colt (n.) A young, foolish fellow.
Colt (n.) A short knotted rope formerly used as an instrument of punishment in the navy.
Colt (v. i.) To frisk or frolic like a colt; to act licentiously or wantonly.
Colt (v. t.) To horse; to get with young.
Colt (v. t.) To befool.
Coly (n.) Any bird of the genus Colius and allied genera. They inhabit Africa.
Com- () A prefix from the Latin preposition cum, signifying with, together, in conjunction, very, etc. It is used in the form com- before b, m, p, and sometimes f, and by assimilation becomes col- before l, cor- before r, and con- before any consonant except b, h, l, m, p, r, and w. Before a vowel com- becomes co-; also before h, w, and sometimes before other consonants.
Coma (n.) A state of profound insensibility from which it is difficult or impossible to rouse a person. See Carus.
Coma (n.) The envelope of a comet; a nebulous covering, which surrounds the nucleus or body of a comet.
Coma (n.) A tuft or bunch, -- as the assemblage of branches forming the head of a tree; or a cluster of bracts when empty and terminating the inflorescence of a plant; or a tuft of long hairs on certain seeds.
Comb (n.) An instrument with teeth, for straightening, cleansing, and adjusting the hair, or for keeping it in place.
Comb (n.) An instrument for currying hairy animals, or cleansing and smoothing their coats; a currycomb.
Comb (n.) A toothed instrument used for separating and cleansing wool, flax, hair, etc.
Comb (n.) The serrated vibratory doffing knife of a carding machine.
Comb (n.) A former, commonly cone-shaped, used in hat manufacturing for hardening the soft fiber into a bat.
Comb (n.) A tool with teeth, used for chasing screws on work in a lathe; a chaser.
Comb (n.) The notched scale of a wire micrometer.
Comb (n.) The collector of an electrical machine, usually resembling a comb.
Comb (n.) The naked fleshy crest or caruncle on the upper part of the bill or hood of a cock or other bird. It is usually red.
Comb (n.) One of a pair of peculiar organs on the base of the abdomen of scorpions.
Comb (n.) The curling crest of a wave.
Comb (n.) The waxen framework forming the walls of the cells in which bees store their honey, eggs, etc.; honeycomb.
Comb (n.) The thumbpiece of the hammer of a gunlock, by which it may be cocked.
Comb (v. t.) To disentangle, cleanse, or adjust, with a comb; to lay smooth and straight with, or as with, a comb; as, to comb hair or wool. See under Combing.
Comb (n.) To roll over, as the top or crest of a wave; to break with a white foam, as waves.
Comb (n.) Alt. of Combe
Comb (n.) A dry measure. See Coomb.
Came (imp.) of Come
Come (p. p.) of Come
Come (n.) To move hitherward; to draw near; to approach the speaker, or some place or person indicated; -- opposed to go.
Come (n.) To complete a movement toward a place; to arrive.
Come (n.) To approach or arrive, as if by a journey or from a distance.
Come (n.) To approach or arrive, as the result of a cause, or of the act of another.
Come (n.) To arrive in sight; to be manifest; to appear.
Come (n.) To get to be, as the result of change or progress; -- with a predicate; as, to come untied.
Come (v. t.) To carry through; to succeed in; as, you can't come any tricks here.
Come (n.) Coming.
Con- () A prefix, fr. L. cum, signifying with, together, etc. See Com-.
Cond (v. t.) To con, as a ship.
Cone (n.) A solid of the form described by the revolution of a right-angled triangle about one of the sides adjacent to the right angle; -- called also a right cone. More generally, any solid having a vertical point and bounded by a surface which is described by a straight
Cone (n.) Anything shaped more or less like a mathematical cone; as, a volcanic cone, a collection of scoriae around the crater of a volcano, usually heaped up in a conical form.
Cone (n.) The fruit or strobile of the Coniferae, as of the pine, fir, cedar, and cypress. It is composed of woody scales, each one of which has one or two seeds at its base.
Cone (n.) A shell of the genus Conus, having a conical form.
Cone (v. t.) To render cone-shaped; to bevel like the circular segment of a cone; as, to cone the tires of car wheels.
Cong (n.) An abbreviation of Congius.
Conn (v. t.) See Con, to direct a ship.
ties (pl. ) of Constitutionality
Cony (n.) A rabbit, esp., the European rabbit (Lepus cuniculus)
Cony (n.) The chief hare.
Cony (n.) A simpleton.
Cony (n.) An important edible West Indian fish (Epinephelus apua); the hind of Bermuda.
Cony (n.) A local name of the burbot.
Cook (v. i.) To make the noise of the cuckoo.
Cook (v. t.) To throw.
Cook (n.) One whose occupation is to prepare food for the table; one who dresses or cooks meat or vegetables for eating.
Cook (n.) A fish, the European striped wrasse.
Cook (v. t.) To prepare, as food, by boiling, roasting, baking, broiling, etc.; to make suitable for eating, by the agency of fire or heat.
Cook (v. t.) To concoct or prepare; hence, to tamper with or alter; to garble; -- often with up; as, to cook up a story; to cook an account.
Cook (v. i.) To prepare food for the table.
Cool (superl.) Moderately cold; between warm and cold; lacking in warmth; producing or promoting coolness.
Cool (superl.) Not ardent, warm, fond, or passionate; not hasty; deliberate; exercising self-control; self-possessed; dispassionate; indifferent; as, a cool lover; a cool debater.
Cool (superl.) Not retaining heat; light; as, a cool dress.
Cool (superl.) Manifesting coldness or dislike; chilling; apathetic; as, a cool manner.
Cool (superl.) Quietly impudent; negligent of propriety in matters of minor importance, either ignorantly or willfully; presuming and selfish; audacious; as, cool behavior.
Cool (superl.) Applied facetiously, in a vague sense, to a sum of money, commonly as if to give emphasis to the largeness of the amount.
Cool (n.) A moderate state of cold; coolness; -- said of the temperature of the air between hot and cold; as, the cool of the day; the cool of the morning or evening.
Cool (v. t.) To make cool or cold; to reduce the temperature of; as, ice cools water.
Cool (v. t.) To moderate the heat or excitement of; to allay, as passion of any kind; to calm; to moderate.
Cool (v. i.) To become less hot; to lose heat.
Cool (v. i.) To lose the heat of excitement or passion; to become more moderate.
Coom (n.) Soot; coal dust; refuse matter, as the dirty grease which comes from axle boxes, or the refuse at the mouth of an oven.
Coon (n.) A raccoon. See Raccoon.
Coop (n.) A barrel or cask for liquor.
Coop (n.) An inclosure for keeping small animals; a pen; especially, a grated box for confining poultry.
Coop (n.) A cart made close with boards; a tumbrel.
Coop (v. t.) To confine in a coop; hence, to shut up or confine in a narrow compass; to cramp; -- usually followed by up, sometimes by in.
Coop (v. t.) To work upon in the manner of a cooper.
Coot (n.) A wading bird with lobate toes, of the genus Fulica.
Coot (n.) The surf duck or scoter. In the United States all the species of (/demia are called coots. See Scoter.
Coot (n.) A stupid fellow; a simpleton; as, a silly coot.
Cope (n.) A covering for the head.
Cope (n.) Anything regarded as extended over the head, as the arch or concave of the sky, the roof of a house, the arch over a door.
Cope (n.) An ecclesiastical vestment or cloak, semicircular in form, reaching from the shoulders nearly to the feet, and open in front except at the top, where it is united by a band or clasp. It is worn in processions and on some other occasions.
Cope (n.) An ancient tribute due to the lord of the soil, out of the lead mines in Derbyshire, England.
Cope (n.) The top part of a flask or mold; the outer part of a loam mold.
Cope (v. i.) To form a cope or arch; to bend or arch; to bow.
Cope (v. t.) To pare the beak or talons of (a hawk).
Cope (v. i.) To exchange or barter.
Cope (v. i.) To encounter; to meet; to have to do with.
Cope (v. i.) To enter into or maintain a hostile contest; to struggle; to combat; especially, to strive or contend on equal terms or with success; to match; to equal; -- usually followed by with.
Cope (v. t.) To bargain for; to buy.
Cope (v. t.) To make return for; to requite; to repay.
Cope (v. t.) To match one's self against; to meet; to encounter.
Cops (n.) The connecting crook of a harrow.
Copy (n.) An abundance or plenty of anything.
Copy (n.) An imitation, transcript, or reproduction of an original work; as, a copy of a letter, an engraving, a painting, or a statue.
Copy (n.) An individual book, or a single set of books containing the works of an author; as, a copy of the Bible; a copy of the works of Addison.
Copy (n.) That which is to be imitated, transcribed, or reproduced; a pattern, model, or example; as, his virtues are an excellent copy for imitation.
Copy (n.) Manuscript or printed matter to be set up in type; as, the printers are calling for more copy.
Copy (n.) A writing paper of a particular size. Same as Bastard. See under Paper.
Copy (n.) Copyhold; tenure; lease.
Copy (n.) To make a copy or copies of; to write; print, engrave, or paint after an original; to duplicate; to reproduce; to transcribe; as, to copy a manuscript, inscription, design, painting, etc.; -- often with out, sometimes with off.
Copy (n.) To imitate; to attempt to resemble, as in manners or course of life.
Copy (v. i.) To make a copy or copies; to imitate.
Copy (v. i.) To yield a duplicate or transcript; as, the letter did not copy well.
Cor- () A prefix signifying with, together, etc. See Com-.
Cora (n.) The Arabian gazelle (Gazella Arabica), found from persia to North Africa.
Corb (n.) A basket used in coal mines, etc. see Corf.
Corb (n.) An ornament in a building; a corbel.
Cord (n.) A string, or small rope, composed of several strands twisted together.
Cord (n.) A solid measure, equivalent to 128 cubic feet; a pile of wood, or other coarse material, eight feet long, four feet high, and four feet broad; -- originally measured with a cord or
Cord (n.) Fig.: Any moral influence by which persons are caught, held, or drawn, as if by a cord; an enticement; as, the cords of the wicked; the cords of sin; the cords of vanity.
Cord (n.) Any structure having the appearance of a cord, esp. a tendon or a nerve. See under Spermatic, Spinal, Umbilical, Vocal.
Cord (n.) See Chord.
Cord (v. t.) To bind with a cord; to fasten with cords; to connect with cords; to ornament or finish with a cord or cords, as a garment.
Cord (v. t.) To arrange (wood, etc.) in a pile for measurement by the cord.
Core (n.) A body of individuals; an assemblage.
Core (n.) A miner's underground working time or shift.
Core (n.) A Hebrew dry measure; a cor or homer.
Core (n.) The heart or inner part of a thing, as of a column, wall, rope, of a boil, etc.; especially, the central part of fruit, containing the kernels or seeds; as, the core of an apple or quince.
Core (n.) The center or inner part, as of an open space; as, the core of a square.
Core (n.) The most important part of a thing; the essence; as, the core of a subject.
Core (n.) The prtion of a mold which shapes the interior of a cylinder, tube, or other hollow casting, or which makes a hole in or through a casting; a part of the mold, made separate from and inserted in it, for shaping some part of the casting, the form of which is not determined by that of the pattern.
Core (n.) A disorder of sheep occasioned by worms in the liver.
Core (n.) The bony process which forms the central axis of the horns in many animals.
Cord (imp. & p. p.) of Core
Core (v. t.) To take out the core or inward parts of; as, to core an apple.
Core (v. t.) To form by means of a core, as a hole in a casting.
Corf (n.) A basket.
Corf (n.) A large basket used in carrying or hoisting coal or ore.
Corf (n.) A wooden frame, sled, or low-wheeled wagon, to convey coal or ore in the mines.
Cork (n.) The outer layer of the bark of the cork tree (Quercus Suber), of which stoppers for bottles and casks are made. See Cutose.
Cork (n.) A stopper for a bottle or cask, cut out of cork.
Cork (n.) A mass of tabular cells formed in any kind of bark, in greater or less abundance.
Cork (v. t.) To stop with a cork, as a bottle.
Cork (v. t.) To furnish or fit with cork; to raise on cork.
Corm (n.) A solid bulb-shaped root, as of the crocus. See Bulb.
Corm (n.) Same as Cormus, 2.
Corn (n.) A thickening of the epidermis at some point, esp. on the toes, by friction or pressure. It is usually painful and troublesome.
Corn (n.) A single seed of certain plants, as wheat, rye, barley, and maize; a grain.
Corn (n.) The various farinaceous grains of the cereal grasses used for food, as wheat, rye, barley, maize, oats.
Corn (n.) The plants which produce corn, when growing in the field; the stalks and ears, or the stalks, ears, and seeds, after reaping and before thrashing.
Corn (n.) A small, hard particle; a grain.
Corn (v. t.) To preserve and season with salt in grains; to sprinkle with salt; to cure by salting; now, specifically, to salt slightly in brine or otherwise; as, to corn beef; to corn a tongue.
Corn (v. t.) To form into small grains; to granulate; as, to corn gunpowder.
Corn (v. t.) To feed with corn or (in Sctland) oats; as, to corn horses.
Corn (v. t.) To render intoxicated; as, ale strong enough to corn one.
Coss (n.) A Hindoo measure of distance, varying from one and a half to two English miles.
Coss (n.) A thing (only in phrase below).
Cost (n.) A rib; a side; a region or coast.
Cost (n.) See Cottise.
Cost (imp. & p. p.) of Cost
Cost (v. t.) To require to be given, expended, or laid out therefor, as in barter, purchase, acquisition, etc.; to cause the cost, expenditure, relinquishment, or loss of; as, the ticket cost a dollar; the effort cost his life.
Cost (v. t.) To require to be borne or suffered; to cause.
Cost (v. t.) The amount paid, charged, or engaged to be paid, for anything bought or taken in barter; charge; expense; hence, whatever, as labor, self-denial, suffering, etc., is requisite to secure benefit.
Cost (v. t.) Loss of any kind; detriment; pain; suffering.
Cost (v. t.) Expenses incurred in litigation.
Cosy (a.) See Cozy.
Cote (n.) A cottage or hut.
Cote (n.) A shed, shelter, or inclosure for small domestic animals, as for sheep or doves.
Cote (v. t.) To go side by side with; hence, to pass by; to outrun and get before; as, a dog cotes a hare.
Cote (v. t.) To quote.
Coup (n.) A sudden stroke; an unexpected device or stratagem; -- a term used in various ways to convey the idea of promptness and force.
Cove (n.) A retired nook; especially, a small, sheltered inlet, creek, or bay; a recess in the shore.
Cove (n.) A strip of prairie extending into woodland; also, a recess in the side of a mountain.
Cove (n.) A concave molding.
Cove (n.) A member, whose section is a concave curve, used especially with regard to an inner roof or ceiling, as around a skylight.
Cove (v. t.) To arch over; to build in a hollow concave form; to make in the form of a cove.
Cove (v. t.) To brood, cover, over, or sit over, as birds their eggs.
Cove (n.) A boy or man of any age or station.
Cows (pl. ) of Cow
Kine (pl. ) of Cow
Cowl (n.) A monk's hood; -- usually attached to the gown. The name was also applied to the hood and garment together.
Cowl (n.) A cowl-shaped cap, commonly turning with the wind, used to improve the draft of a chimney, ventilating shaft, etc.
Cowl (n.) A wire cap for the smokestack of a locomotive.
Cowl (n.) A vessel carried on a pole between two persons, for conveyance of water.
Coxa (n.) The first joint of the leg of an insect or crustacean.
Cozy (superl.) Snug; comfortable; easy; contented.
Cozy (superl.) Chatty; talkative; sociable; familiar.
Cozy (a.) A wadded covering for a teakettle or other vessel to keep the contents hot.
Done (p. p.) of Do
Doab () A tongue or tract of land included between two rivers; as, the doab between the Ganges and the Jumna.
Doat (v. i.) See Dote.
Dock (n.) A genus of plants (Rumex), some species of which are well-known weeds which have a long taproot and are difficult of extermination.
Dock (n.) The solid part of an animal's tail, as distinguished from the hair; the stump of a tail; the part of a tail left after clipping or cutting.
Dock (n.) A case of leather to cover the clipped or cut tail of a horse.
Dock (v. t.) to cut off, as the end of a thing; to curtail; to cut short; to clip; as, to dock the tail of a horse.
Dock (v. t.) To cut off a part from; to shorten; to deduct from; to subject to a deduction; as, to dock one's wages.
Dock (v. t.) To cut off, bar, or destroy; as, to dock an entail.
Dock (n.) An artificial basin or an inclosure in connection with a harbor or river, -- used for the reception of vessels, and provided with gates for keeping in or shutting out the tide.
Dock (n.) The slip or water way extending between two piers or projecting wharves, for the reception of ships; -- sometimes including the piers themselves; as, to be down on the dock.
Dock (n.) The place in court where a criminal or accused person stands.
Dock (v. t.) To draw, law, or place (a ship) in a dock, for repairing, cleaning the bottom, etc.
Dodd (v. t.) Alt. of Dod
Dodo (n.) A large, extinct bird (Didus ineptus), formerly inhabiting the Island of Mauritius. It had short, half-fledged wings, like those of the ostrich, and a short neck and legs; -- called also dronte. It was related to the pigeons.
Doer (v. t. & i.) One who does; one performs or executes; one who is wont and ready to act; an actor; an agent.
Doer (v. t. & i.) An agent or attorney; a factor.
Does () The 3d pers. sing. pres. of Do.
Doff (v. t.) To put off, as dress; to divest one's self of; hence, figuratively, to put or thrust away; to rid one's self of.
Doff (v. t.) To strip; to divest; to undress.
Doff (v. i.) To put off dress; to take off the hat.
Doge (n.) The chief magistrate in the republics of Venice and Genoa.
Doit (n.) A small Dutch coin, worth about half a farthing; also, a similar small coin once used in Scotland; hence, any small piece of money.
Doit (n.) A thing of small value; as, I care not a doit.
Doko (n.) See Lepidosiren.
Dole (n.) grief; sorrow; lamentation.
Dole (n.) See Dolus.
Dole (n.) Distribution; dealing; apportionment.
Dole (n.) That which is dealt out; a part, share, or portion also, a scanty share or allowance.
Dole (n.) Alms; charitable gratuity or portion.
Dole (n.) A boundary; a landmark.
Dole (n.) A void space left in tillage.
Dole (v. t.) To deal out in small portions; to distribute, as a dole; to deal out scantily or grudgingly.
Dolf (imp.) of Delve.
Doll (n.) A child's puppet; a toy baby for a little girl.
Dolt (n.) A heavy, stupid fellow; a blockhead; a numskull; an ignoramus; a dunce; a dullard.
Dolt (v. i.) To behave foolishly.
-dom () A suffix denoting
-dom () Jurisdiction or property and jurisdiction, dominion, as in kingdom earldom.
-dom () State, condition, or quality of being, as in wisdom, freedom.
Dome (n.) A building; a house; an edifice; -- used chiefly in poetry.
Dome (n.) A cupola formed on a large scale.
Dome (n.) Any erection resembling the dome or cupola of a building; as the upper part of a furnace, the vertical steam chamber on the top of a boiler, etc.
Dome (n.) A prism formed by planes parallel to a lateral axis which meet above in a horizontal edge, like the roof of a house; also, one of the planes of such a form.
Dome (n.) Decision; judgment; opinion; a court decision.
Do?a (n.) Lady; mistress; madam; -- a title of respect used in Spain, prefixed to the Christian name of a lady.
Done () p. p. from Do, and formerly the infinitive.
Done (infinitive.) Performed; executed; finished.
Done (infinitive.) It is done or agreed; let it be a match or bargain; -- used elliptically.
Done (a.) Given; executed; issued; made public; -- used chiefly in the clause giving the date of a proclamation or public act.
Doni (n.) A clumsy craft, having one mast with a long sail, used for trading purposes on the coasts of Coromandel and Ceylon.
Doom (v. t.) Judgment; judicial sentence; penal decree; condemnation.
Doom (v. t.) That to which one is doomed or sentenced; destiny or fate, esp. unhappy destiny; penalty.
Doom (v. t.) Ruin; death.
Doom (v. t.) Discriminating opinion or judgment; discrimination; discernment; decision.
Doom (v. t.) To judge; to estimate or determine as a judge.
Doom (v. t.) To pronounce sentence or judgment on; to condemn; to consign by a decree or sentence; to sentence; as, a criminal doomed to chains or death.
Doom (v. t.) To ordain as penalty; hence, to mulct or fine.
Doom (v. t.) To assess a tax upon, by estimate or at discretion.
Doom (v. t.) To destine; to fix irrevocably the destiny or fate of; to appoint, as by decree or by fate.
Door (n.) An opening in the wall of a house or of an apartment, by which to go in and out; an entrance way.
Door (n.) The frame or barrier of boards, or other material, usually turning on hinges, by which an entrance way into a house or apartment is closed and opened.
Door (n.) Passage; means of approach or access.
Door (n.) An entrance way, but taken in the sense of the house or apartment to which it leads.
Doop (n.) A little copper cup in which a diamond is held while being cut.
Dorn (n.) A British ray; the thornback.
Dorp (n.) A hamlet.
Dorr (n.) The dorbeetle; also, a drone or an idler. See 1st Dor.
Dorr (v. t.) To deceive. [Obs.] See Dor, v. t.
Dorr (v. t.) To deafen with noise.
Dory (n.) A European fish. See Doree, and John Doree.
Dory (n.) The American wall-eyed perch; -- called also dore. See Pike perch.
Dory (n.) A small, strong, flat-bottomed rowboat, with sharp prow and flaring sides.
Dose (n.) The quantity of medicine given, or prescribed to be taken, at one time.
Dose (n.) A sufficient quantity; a portion; as much as one can take, or as falls to one to receive.
Dose (n.) Anything nauseous that one is obliged to take; a disagreeable portion thrust upon one.
Dose (n.) To proportion properly (a medicine), with reference to the patient or the disease; to form into suitable doses.
Dose (n.) To give doses to; to medicine or physic to; to give potions to, constantly and without need.
Dose (n.) To give anything nauseous to.
Dost (2d pers. sing. pres.) of Do.
Dote (n.) A marriage portion. [Obs.] See 1st Dot, n.
Dote (n.) Natural endowments.
Dote (v. i.) To act foolishly.
Dote (v. i.) To be weak-minded, silly, or idiotic; to have the intellect impaired, especially by age, so that the mind wanders or wavers; to drivel.
Dote (v. i.) To be excessively or foolishly fond; to love to excess; to be weakly affectionate; -- with on or upon; as, the mother dotes on her child.
Dote (n.) An imbecile; a dotard.
Doth (3d pers. sing. pres.) of Do.
Doty (a.) Half-rotten; as, doty timber.
Douc (n.) A monkey (Semnopithecus nemaeus), remarkable for its varied and brilliant colors. It is a native of Cochin China.
Dour (a.) Hard; inflexible; obstinate; sour in aspect; hardy; bold.
Dout (v. t.) To put out.
Dove (n.) A pigeon of the genus Columba and various related genera. The species are numerous.
Dove (n.) A word of endearment for one regarded as pure and gentle.
Dowl (n.) Same as Dowle.
Down (n.) Fine, soft, hairy outgrowth from the skin or surface of animals or plants, not matted and fleecy like wool
Down (n.) The soft under feathers of birds. They have short stems with soft rachis and bards and long threadlike barbules, without hooklets.
Down (n.) The pubescence of plants; the hairy crown or envelope of the seeds of certain plants, as of the thistle.
Down (n.) The soft hair of the face when beginning to appear.
Down (n.) That which is made of down, as a bed or pillow; that which affords ease and repose, like a bed of down
Down (v. t.) To cover, ornament,
Down (prep.) A bank or rounded hillock of sand thrown up by the wind along or near the shore; a flattish-topped hill; -- usually in the plural.
Down (prep.) A tract of poor, sandy, undulating or hilly land near the sea, covered with fine turf which serves chiefly for the grazing of sheep; -- usually in the plural.
Down (prep.) A road for shipping in the English Channel or Straits of Dover, near Deal, employed as a naval rendezvous in time of war.
Down (prep.) A state of depression; low state; abasement.
Down (adv.) In the direction of gravity or toward the center of the earth; toward or in a lower place or position; below; -- the opposite of up.
Down (adv.) From a higher to a lower position, literally or figuratively; in a descending direction; from the top of an ascent; from an upright position; to the ground or floor; to or into a lower or an inferior condition; as, into a state of humility, disgrace, misery, and the like; into a state of rest; -- used with verbs indicating motion.
Down (adv.) In a low or the lowest position, literally or figuratively; at the bottom of a decent; below the horizon; of the ground; in a condition of humility, dejection, misery, and the like; in a state of quiet.
Down (adv.) From a remoter or higher antiquity.
Down (adv.) From a greater to a less bulk, or from a thinner to a thicker consistence; as, to boil down in cookery, or in making decoctions.
Down (adv.) In a descending direction along; from a higher to a lower place upon or within; at a lower place in or on; as, down a hill; down a well.
Down (adv.) Hence: Towards the mouth of a river; towards the sea; as, to sail or swim down a stream; to sail down the sound.
Down (v. t.) To cause to go down; to make descend; to put down; to overthrow, as in wrestling; hence, to subdue; to bring down.
Down (v. i.) To go down; to descend.
Down (a.) Downcast; as, a down look.
Down (a.) Downright; absolute; positive; as, a down denial.
Down (a.) Downward; going down; sloping; as, a down stroke; a down grade; a down train on a railway.
Doxy (n.) A loose wench; a disreputable sweetheart.
Doze (v. i.) To slumber; to sleep lightly; to be in a dull or stupefied condition, as if half asleep; to be drowsy.
Doze (v. t.) To pass or spend in drowsiness; as, to doze away one's time.
Doze (v. t.) To make dull; to stupefy.
Doze (n.) A light sleep; a drowse.
Dozy (a.) Drowsy; inc
Aeon (n.) An immeasurable or infinite space of time; eternity; a long space of time; an age.
Aeon (n.) One of the embodiments of the divine attributes of the Eternal Being.
Foal (n.) The young of any animal of the Horse family (Equidae); a colt; a filly.
Foal (v.t.) To bring forth (a colt); -- said of a mare or a she ass.
Foal (v.i.) To bring forth young, as an animal of the horse kind.
Foam (n.) The white substance, consisting of an aggregation of bubbles, which is formed on the surface of liquids, or in the mouth of an animal, by violent agitation or fermentation; froth; spume; scum; as, the foam of the sea.
Foam (n.) To gather foam; to froth; as, the billows foam.
Foam (n.) To form foam, or become filled with foam; -- said of a steam boiler when the water is unduly agitated and frothy, as because of chemical action.
Foam (v.t.) To cause to foam; as,to foam the goblet; also (with out), to throw out with rage or violence, as foam.
Foci (pl. ) of Focus
Foge (n.) The Cornish name for a forge used for smelting tin.
Fogy (n.) A dull old fellow; a person behind the times, over-conservative, or slow; -- usually preceded by old.
Foil (v. t.) To tread under foot; to trample.
Foil (v. t.) To render (an effort or attempt) vain or nugatory; to baffle; to outwit; to balk; to frustrate; to defeat.
Foil (v. t.) To blunt; to dull; to spoil; as, to foil the scent in chase.
Foil (v. t.) To defile; to soil.
Foil (n.) Failure of success when on the point of attainment; defeat; frustration; miscarriage.
Foil (n.) A blunt weapon used in fencing, resembling a smallsword in the main, but usually lighter and having a button at the point.
Foil (n.) The track or trail of an animal.
Foil (n.) A leaf or very thin sheet of metal; as, brass foil; tin foil; gold foil.
Foil (n.) A thin leaf of sheet copper silvered and burnished, and afterwards coated with transparent colors mixed with isinglass; -- employed by jewelers to give color or brilliancy to pastes and inferior stones.
Foil (n.) Anything that serves by contrast of color or quality to adorn or set off another thing to advantage.
Foil (n.) A thin coat of tin, with quicksilver, laid on the back of a looking-glass, to cause reflection.
Foil (n.) The space between the cusps in Gothic architecture; a rounded or leaflike ornament, in windows, niches, etc. A group of foils is called trefoil, quatrefoil, quinquefoil, etc., according to the number of arcs of which it is composed.
Foin (n.) The beech marten (Mustela foina). See Marten.
Foin (n.) A kind of fur, black at the top on a whitish ground, taken from the ferret or weasel of the same name.
Foin (v. i.) To thrust with a sword or spear; to lunge.
Foin (v. t.) To prick; to st?ng.
Foin (n.) A pass in fencing; a lunge.
Fold (v. t.) To lap or lay in plaits or folds; to lay one part over another part of; to double; as, to fold cloth; to fold a letter.
Fold (v. t.) To double or lay together, as the arms or the hands; as, he folds his arms in despair.
Fold (v. t.) To inclose within folds or plaitings; to envelop; to infold; to clasp; to embrace.
Fold (v. t.) To cover or wrap up; to conceal.
Fold (v. i.) To become folded, plaited, or doubled; to close over another of the same kind; to double together; as, the leaves of the door fold.
Fold (v.) A doubling,esp. of any flexible substance; a part laid over on another part; a plait; a plication.
Fold (v.) Times or repetitions; -- used with numerals, chiefly in composition, to denote multiplication or increase in a geometrical ratio, the doubling, tripling, etc., of anything; as, fourfold, four times, increased in a quadruple ratio, multiplied by four.
Fold (v.) That which is folded together, or which infolds or envelops; embrace.
Fold (n.) An inclosure for sheep; a sheep pen.
Fold (n.) A flock of sheep; figuratively, the Church or a church; as, Christ's fold.
Fold (n.) A boundary; a limit.
Fold (v. t.) To confine in a fold, as sheep.
Fold (v. i.) To confine sheep in a fold.
Folk (n. collect. & pl.) Alt. of Folks
Fond () imp. of Find. Found.
Fond (superl.) Foolish; silly; simple; weak.
Fond (superl.) Foolishly tender and loving; weakly indulgent; over-affectionate.
Fond (superl.) Affectionate; loving; tender; -- in a good sense; as, a fond mother or wife.
Fond (superl.) Loving; much pleased; affectionately regardful, indulgent, or desirous; longing or yearning; -- followed by of (formerly also by on).
Fond (superl.) Doted on; regarded with affection.
Fond (superl.) Trifling; valued by folly; trivial.
Fond (v. t.) To caress; to fondle.
Fond (v. i.) To be fond; to dote.
Fone (n.) pl. of Foe.
Font (n.) A complete assortment of printing type of one size, including a due proportion of all the letters in the alphabet, large and small, points, accents, and whatever else is necessary for printing with that variety of types; a fount.
Font (n.) A fountain; a spring; a source.
Font (n.) A basin or stone vessel in which water is contained for baptizing.
Food (n.) What is fed upon; that which goes to support life by being received within, and assimilated by, the organism of an animal or a plant; nutriment; aliment; especially, what is eaten by animals for nourishment.
Food (n.) Anything that instructs the intellect, excites the feelings, or molds habits of character; that which nourishes.
Food (v. t.) To supply with food.
Fool (n.) A compound of gooseberries scalded and crushed, with cream; -- commonly called gooseberry fool.
Fool (n.) One destitute of reason, or of the common powers of understanding; an idiot; a natural.
Fool (n.) A person deficient in intellect; one who acts absurdly, or pursues a course contrary to the dictates of wisdom; one without judgment; a simpleton; a dolt.
Fool (n.) One who acts contrary to moral and religious wisdom; a wicked person.
Fool (n.) One who counterfeits folly; a professional jester or buffoon; a retainer formerly kept to make sport, dressed fantastically in motley, with ridiculous accouterments.
Fool (v. i.) To play the fool; to trifle; to toy; to spend time in idle sport or mirth.
Fool (v. t.) To infatuate; to make foolish.
Fool (v. t.) To use as a fool; to deceive in a shameful or mortifying manner; to impose upon; to cheat by inspiring foolish confidence; as, to fool one out of his money.
Feet (pl. ) of Foot
Foot (n.) The terminal part of the leg of man or an animal; esp., the part below the ankle or wrist; that part of an animal upon which it rests when standing, or moves. See Manus, and Pes.
Foot (n.) The muscular locomotive organ of a mollusk. It is a median organ arising from the ventral region of body, often in the form of a flat disk, as in snails. See Illust. of Buccinum.
Foot (n.) That which corresponds to the foot of a man or animal; as, the foot of a table; the foot of a stocking.
Foot (n.) The lowest part or base; the ground part; the bottom, as of a mountain or column; also, the last of a row or series; the end or extremity, esp. if associated with inferiority; as, the foot of a hill; the foot of the procession; the foot of a class; the foot of the bed.
Foot (n.) Fundamental principle; basis; plan; -- used only in the singular.
Foot (n.) Recognized condition; rank; footing; -- used only in the singular.
Foot (n.) A measure of length equivalent to twelve inches; one third of a yard. See Yard.
Foot (n.) Soldiers who march and fight on foot; the infantry, usually designated as the foot, in distinction from the cavalry.
Foot (n.) A combination of syllables consisting a metrical element of a verse, the syllables being formerly distinguished by their quantity or length, but in modern poetry by the accent.
Foot (n.) The lower edge of a sail.
Foot (v. i.) To tread to measure or music; to dance; to trip; to skip.
Foot (v. i.) To walk; -- opposed to ride or fly.
Foot (v. t.) To kick with the foot; to spurn.
Foot (v. t.) To set on foot; to establish; to land.
Foot (v. t.) To tread; as, to foot the green.
Foot (v. t.) To sum up, as the numbers in a column; -- sometimes with up; as, to foot (or foot up) an account.
Foot (v. t.) The size or strike with the talon.
Foot (v. t.) To renew the foot of, as of stocking.
For- () A prefix to verbs, having usually the force of a negative or privative. It often implies also loss, detriment, or destruction, and sometimes it is intensive, meaning utterly, quite thoroughly, as in forbathe.
Ford (v. i.) A place in a river, or other water, where it may be passed by man or beast on foot, by wading.
Ford (v. i.) A stream; a current.
Ford (v. t.) To pass or cross, as a river or other water, by wading; to wade through.
Fore (v. i.) Journey; way; method of proceeding.
Fore (adv.) In the part that precedes or goes first; -- opposed to aft, after, back, behind, etc.
Fore (adv.) Formerly; previously; afore.
Fore (adv.) In or towards the bows of a ship.
Fore (adv.) Advanced, as compared with something else; toward the front; being or coming first, in time, place, order, or importance; preceding; anterior; antecedent; earlier; forward; -- opposed to back or behind; as, the fore part of a garment; the fore part of the day; the fore and of a wagon.
Fore (n.) The front; hence, that which is in front; the future.
Fore (prep.) Before; -- sometimes written 'fore as if a contraction of afore or before.
Fork (n.) An instrument consisting of a handle with a shank terminating in two or more prongs or tines, which are usually of metal, parallel and slightly curved; -- used from piercing, holding, taking up, or pitching anything.
Fork (n.) Anything furcate or like a fork in shape, or furcate at the extremity; as, a tuning fork.
Fork (n.) One of the parts into which anything is furcated or divided; a prong; a branch of a stream, a road, etc.; a barbed point, as of an arrow.
Fork (n.) The place where a division or a union occurs; the angle or opening between two branches or limbs; as, the fork of a river, a tree, or a road.
Fork (n.) The gibbet.
Fork (v. i.) To shoot into blades, as corn.
Fork (v. i.) To divide into two or more branches; as, a road, a tree, or a stream forks.
Fork (v. t.) To raise, or pitch with a fork, as hay; to dig or turn over with a fork, as the soil.
form (n.) A suffix used to denote in the form / shape of, resembling, etc.; as, valiform; oviform.
Form (n.) The shape and structure of anything, as distinguished from the material of which it is composed; particular disposition or arrangement of matter, giving it individuality or distinctive character; configuration; figure; external appearance.
Form (n.) Constitution; mode of construction, organization, etc.; system; as, a republican form of government.
Form (n.) Established method of expression or practice; fixed way of proceeding; conventional or stated scheme; formula; as, a form of prayer.
Form (n.) Show without substance; empty, outside appearance; vain, trivial, or conventional ceremony; conventionality; formality; as, a matter of mere form.
Form (n.) Orderly arrangement; shape
Form (n.) A shape; an image; a phantom.
Form (n.) That by which shape is given or determined; mold; pattern; model.
Form (n.) A long seat; a bench; hence, a rank of students in a school; a class; also, a class or rank in society.
Form (n.) The seat or bed of a hare.
Form (n.) The type or other matter from which an impression is to be taken, arranged and secured in a chase.
Form (n.) The boundary
Form (n.) The particular shape or structure of a word or part of speech; as, participial forms; verbal forms.
Form (n.) The combination of planes included under a general crystallographic symbol. It is not necessarily a closed solid.
Form (n.) That assemblage or disposition of qualities which makes a conception, or that internal constitution which makes an existing thing to be what it is; -- called essential or substantial form, and contradistinguished from matter; hence, active or formative nature; law of being or activity; subjectively viewed, an idea; objectively, a law.
Form (n.) Mode of acting or manifestation to the senses, or the intellect; as, water assumes the form of ice or snow. In modern usage, the elements of a conception furnished by the mind's own activity, as contrasted with its object or condition, which is called the matter; subjectively, a mode of apprehension or belief conceived as dependent on the constitution of the mind; objectively, universal and necessary accompaniments or elements of every object known or thought of.
Form (n.) The peculiar characteristics of an organism as a type of others; also, the structure of the parts of an animal or plant.
Form (n.) To give form or shape to; to frame; to construct; to make; to fashion.
Form (n.) To give a particular shape to; to shape, mold, or fashion into a certain state or condition; to arrange; to adjust; also, to model by instruction and discip
Form (n.) To go to make up; to act as constituent of; to be the essential or constitutive elements of; to answer for; to make the shape of; -- said of that out of which anything is formed or constituted, in whole or in part.
Form (n.) To provide with a form, as a hare. See Form, n., 9.
Form (n.) To derive by grammatical rules, as by adding the proper suffixes and affixes.
Form (v. i.) To take a form, definite shape, or arrangement; as, the infantry should form in column.
Form (v. i.) To run to a form, as a hare.
Fort (n.) A strong or fortified place; usually, a small fortified place, occupied only by troops, surrounded with a ditch, rampart, and parapet, or with palisades, stockades, or other means of defense; a fortification.
Fora (pl. ) of Forum
Foul (n.) A bird.
Foul (superl.) Covered with, or containing, extraneous matter which is injurious, noxious, offensive, or obstructive; filthy; dirty; not clean; polluted; nasty; defiled; as, a foul cloth; foul hands; a foul chimney; foul air; a ship's bottom is foul when overgrown with barnacles; a gun becomes foul from repeated firing; a well is foul with polluted water.
Foul (superl.) Scurrilous; obscene or profane; abusive; as, foul words; foul language.
Foul (superl.) Hateful; detestable; shameful; odious; wretched.
Foul (superl.) Loathsome; disgusting; as, a foul disease.
Foul (superl.) Ugly; homely; poor.
Foul (superl.) Not favorable; unpropitious; not fair or advantageous; as, a foul wind; a foul road; cloudy or rainy; stormy; not fair; -- said of the weather, sky, etc.
Foul (superl.) Not conformed to the established rules and customs of a game, conflict, test, etc.; unfair; dishonest; dishonorable; cheating; as, foul play.
Foul (superl.) Having freedom of motion interfered with by collision or entanglement; entangled; -- opposed to clear; as, a rope or cable may get foul while paying it out.
Foul (v. t.) To make filthy; to defile; to daub; to dirty; to soil; as, to foul the face or hands with mire.
Foul (v. t.) To incrust (the bore of a gun) with burnt powder in the process of firing.
Foul (v. t.) To cover (a ship's bottom) with anything that impered its sailing; as, a bottom fouled with barnacles.
Foul (v. t.) To entangle, so as to impede motion; as, to foul a rope or cable in paying it out; to come into collision with; as, one boat fouled the other in a race.
Foul (v. i.) To become clogged with burnt powder in the process of firing, as a gun.
Foul (v. i.) To become entagled, as ropes; to come into collision with something; as, the two boats fouled.
Foul (n.) An entanglement; a collision, as in a boat race.
Foul (n.) See Foul ball, under Foul, a.
Four (a.) One more than three; twice two.
Four (n.) The sum of four units; four units or objects.
Four (n.) A symbol representing four units, as 4 or iv.
Four (n.) Four things of the same kind, esp. four horses; as, a chariot and four.
Fowl (n.) Any bird; esp., any large edible bird.
Fowl (n.) Any domesticated bird used as food, as a hen, turkey, duck; in a more restricted sense, the common domestic cock or hen (Gallus domesticus).
Fowl (v. i.) To catch or kill wild fowl, for game or food, as by shooting, or by decoys, nets, etc.
Foxy (a.) Like or pertaining to the fox; foxlike in disposition or looks; wily.
Foxy (a.) Having the color of a fox; of a yellowish or reddish brown color; -- applied sometimes to paintings when they have too much of this color.
Foxy (a.) Having the odor of a fox; rank; strong smeelling.
Foxy (a.) Sour; unpleasant in taste; -- said of wine, beer, etc., not properly fermented; -- also of grapes which have the coarse flavor of the fox grape.
Fozy (a.) Spongy; soft; fat and puffy.
Went (imp.) of Go
Gone (p. p.) of Go
Goad (v. t.) A pointed instrument used to urge on a beast; hence, any necessity that urges or stimulates.
Goad (v. t.) To prick; to drive with a goad; hence, to urge forward, or to rouse by anything pungent, severe, irritating, or inflaming; to stimulate.
Goaf (n.) That part of a mine from which the mineral has been partially or wholly removed; the waste left in old workings; -- called also gob .
Goal (n.) The mark set to bound a race, and to or around which the constestants run, or from which they start to return to it again; the place at which a race or a journey is to end.
Goal (n.) The final purpose or aim; the end to which a design tends, or which a person aims to reach or attain.
Goal (n.) A base, station, or bound used in various games; in football, a
Goar (n.) Same as lst Gore.
Goat (n.) A hollow-horned ruminant of the genus Capra, of several species and varieties, esp. the domestic goat (C. hircus), which is raised for its milk, flesh, and skin.
Goby (n.) One of several species of small marine fishes of the genus Gobius and allied genera.
Gode (a. & n.) Good.
Goel (a.) Yellow.
Goen () p. p. of Go.
Goer (n.) One who, or that which, goes; a runner or walker
Goer (n.) A foot.
Goer (n.) A horse, considered in reference to his gait; as, a good goer; a safe goer.
Goff (n.) A silly clown.
Goff (n.) A game. See Golf.
Gold (n.) Alt. of Goolde
Gold (v. t.) A metallic element, constituting the most precious metal used as a common commercial medium of exchange. It has a characteristic yellow color, is one of the heaviest substances known (specific gravity 19.32), is soft, and very malleable and ductile. It is quite unalterable by heat, moisture, and most corrosive agents, and therefore well suited for its use in coin and jewelry. Symbol Au (Aurum). Atomic weight 196.7.
Gold (v. t.) Money; riches; wealth.
Gold (v. t.) A yellow color, like that of the metal; as, a flower tipped with gold.
Gold (v. t.) Figuratively, something precious or pure; as, hearts of gold.
Golf (n.) A game played with a small ball and a bat or club crooked at the lower end. He who drives the ball into each of a series of small holes in the ground and brings it into the last hole with the fewest strokes is the winner.
Goll (n.) A hand, paw, or claw.
Gome (n.) A man.
Gome (n.) The black grease on the axle of a cart or wagon wheel; -- called also gorm. See Gorm.
Gone () p. p. of Go.
Gong (n.) A privy or jakes.
Gong (n.) An instrument, first used in the East, made of an alloy of copper and tin, shaped like a disk with upturned rim, and producing, when struck, a harsh and resounding noise.
Gong (n.) A flat saucerlike bell, rung by striking it with a small hammer which is connected with it by various mechanical devices; a stationary bell, used to sound calls or alarms; -- called also gong bell.
Good (superl.) Possessing desirable qualities; adapted to answer the end designed; promoting success, welfare, or happiness; serviceable; useful; fit; excellent; admirable; commendable; not bad, corrupt, evil, noxious, offensive, or troublesome, etc.
Good (superl.) Possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious; religious; -- said of persons or actions.
Good (superl.) Kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite; propitious; friendly; well-disposed; -- often followed by to or toward, also formerly by unto.
Good (superl.) Serviceable; suited; adapted; suitable; of use; to be relied upon; -- followed especially by for.
Good (superl.) Clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; -- followed especially by at.
Good (superl.) Adequate; sufficient; competent; sound; not fallacious; valid; in a commercial sense, to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; having pecuniary ability; of unimpaired credit.
Good (superl.) Real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest; in good sooth.
Good (superl.) Not small, insignificant, or of no account; considerable; esp., in the phrases a good deal, a good way, a good degree, a good share or part, etc.
Good (superl.) Not lacking or deficient; full; complete.
Good (superl.) Not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied; as in the phrases a good name, a good report, good repute, etc.
Good (n.) That which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.; -- opposed to evil.
Good (n.) Advancement of interest or happiness; welfare; prosperity; advantage; benefit; -- opposed to harm, etc.
Good (n.) Wares; commodities; chattels; -- formerly used in the singular in a collective sense. In law, a comprehensive name for almost all personal property as distinguished from land or real property.
Good (adv.) Well, -- especially in the phrase as good, with a following as expressed or implied; equally well with as much advantage or as little harm as possible.
Good (v. t.) To make good; to turn to good.
Good (v. t.) To manure; to improve.
Guru (n.) A spiritual teacher, guide, or confessor amoung the Hindoos.
Goot (n.) A goat.
Gord (n.) An instrument of gaming; a sort of dice.
Gore (n.) Dirt; mud.
Gore (n.) Blood; especially, blood that after effusion has become thick or clotted.
Gore (v.) A wedgeshaped or triangular piece of cloth, canvas, etc., sewed into a garment, sail, etc., to give greater width at a particular part.
Gore (v.) A small traingular piece of land.
Gore (v.) One of the abatements. It is made of two curved
Gore (v. t.) To pierce or wound, as with a horn; to penetrate with a pointed instrument, as a spear; to stab.
Gore (v. t.) To cut in a traingular form; to piece with a gore; to provide with a gore; as, to gore an apron.
Gorm (n.) Axle grease. See Gome.
Gorm (v. t.) To daub, as the hands or clothing, with gorm; to daub with anything sticky.
Gory (a.) Covered with gore or clotted blood.
Gory (a.) Bloody; murderous.
Goss (n.) Gorse.
Gote (n.) A channel for water.
Goth (n.) One of an ancient Teutonic race, who dwelt between the Elbe and the Vistula in the early part of the Christian era, and who overran and took an important part in subverting the Roman empire.
Goth (n.) One who is rude or uncivilized; a barbarian; a rude, ignorant person.
Goud (n.) Woad.
Gour (n.) A fire worshiper; a Gheber or Gueber.
Gour (n.) See Koulan.
Gout (n.) A drop; a clot or coagulation.
Gout (n.) A constitutional disease, occurring by paroxysms. It consists in an inflammation of the fibrous and ligamentous parts of the joints, and almost always attacks first the great toe, next the smaller joints, after which it may attack the greater articulations. It is attended with various sympathetic phenomena, particularly in the digestive organs. It may also attack internal organs, as the stomach, the intestines, etc.
Gout (n.) A disease of cornstalks. See Corn fly, under Corn.
Gout (n.) Taste; relish.
Gove (n.) A mow; a rick for hay.
Gowd (n.) Gold; wealth.
Gowk (v. t.) To make a, booby of one); to stupefy.
Gowk (n.) The European cuckoo; -- called also gawky.
Gowk (n.) A simpleton; a gawk or gawky.
Gowl (v. i.) To howl.
Gown (n.) A loose, flowing upper garment
Gown (n.) The ordinary outer dress of a woman; as, a calico or silk gown.
Gown (n.) The official robe of certain professional men and scholars, as university students and officers, barristers, judges, etc.; hence, the dress of peace; the dress of civil officers, in distinction from military.
Gown (n.) A loose wrapper worn by gentlemen within doors; a dressing gown.
Gown (n.) Any sort of dress or garb.
-men (pl. ) of Gownman
Hoar (a.) White, or grayish white; as, hoar frost; hoar cliffs.
Hoar (a.) Gray or white with age; hoary.
Hoar (a.) Musty; moldy; stale.
Hoar (n.) Hoariness; antiquity.
Hoar (v. t.) To become moldy or musty.
Hoax (n.) A deception for mockery or mischief; a deceptive trick or story; a practical joke.
Hoax (v. t.) To deceive by a story or a trick, for sport or mischief; to impose upon sportively.
Hock (n.) A Rhenish wine, of a light yellow color, either sparkling or still. The name is also given indiscriminately to all Rhenish wines.
Hock (n.) Alt. of Hough
Hock (v. t.) To disable by cutting the tendons of the hock; to hamstring; to hough.
Hoed (imp. & p. p.) of Hoe
Hogh (n.) A hill; a cliff.
Hogo (n.) High flavor; strong scent.
Hoit (v. i.) To leap; to caper; to romp noisily.
Hold (n.) The whole interior portion of a vessel below the lower deck, in which the cargo is stowed.
Held (imp. & p. p.) of Hold
Hold (v. t.) To cause to remain in a given situation, position, or relation, within certain limits, or the like; to prevent from falling or escaping; to sustain; to restrain; to keep in the grasp; to retain.
Hold (v. t.) To retain in one's keeping; to maintain possession of, or authority over; not to give up or relinquish; to keep; to defend.
Hold (v. t.) To have; to possess; to be in possession of; to occupy; to derive title to; as, to hold office.
Hold (v. t.) To impose restraint upon; to limit in motion or action; to bind legally or morally; to confine; to restrain.
Hold (v. t.) To maintain in being or action; to carry on; to prosecute, as a course of conduct or an argument; to continue; to sustain.
Hold (v. t.) To prosecute, have, take, or join in, as something which is the result of united action; as to, hold a meeting, a festival, a session, etc.; hence, to direct and bring about officially; to conduct or preside at; as, the general held a council of war; a judge holds a court; a clergyman holds a service.
Hold (v. t.) To receive and retain; to contain as a vessel; as, this pail holds milk; hence, to be able to receive and retain; to have capacity or containing power for.
Hold (v. t.) To accept, as an opinion; to be the adherent of, openly or privately; to persist in, as a purpose; to maintain; to sustain.
Hold (v. t.) To consider; to regard; to esteem; to account; to think; to judge.
Hold (v. t.) To bear, carry, or manage; as he holds himself erect; he holds his head high.
Hold (n. i.) In general, to keep one's self in a given position or condition; to remain fixed. Hence:
Hold (n. i.) Not to more; to halt; to stop;-mostly in the imperative.
Hold (n. i.) Not to give way; not to part or become separated; to remain unbroken or unsubdued.
Hold (n. i.) Not to fail or be found wanting; to continue; to last; to endure a test or trial; to abide; to persist.
Hold (n. i.) Not to fall away, desert, or prove recreant; to remain attached; to cleave;-often with with, to, or for.
Hold (n. i.) To restrain one's self; to refrain.
Hold (n. i.) To derive right or title; -- generally with of.
Hold (n.) The act of holding, as in or with the hands or arms; the manner of holding, whether firm or loose; seizure; grasp; clasp; gripe; possession; -- often used with the verbs take and lay.
Hold (n.) The authority or ground to take or keep; claim.
Hold (n.) Binding power and influence.
Hold (n.) Something that may be grasped; means of support.
Hold (n.) A place of confinement; a prison; confinement; custody; guard.
Hold (n.) A place of security; a fortified place; a fort; a castle; -- often called a stronghold.
Hold (n.) A character [thus /] placed over or under a note or rest, and indicating that it is to be prolonged; -- called also pause, and corona.
Hole (a.) Whole.
Hole (n.) A hollow place or cavity; an excavation; a pit; an opening in or through a solid body, a fabric, etc.; a perforation; a rent; a fissure.
Hole (n.) An excavation in the ground, made by an animal to live in, or a natural cavity inhabited by an animal; hence, a low, narrow, or dark lodging or place; a mean habitation.
Hole (n.) To cut, dig, or bore a hole or holes in; as, to hole a post for the insertion of rails or bars.
Hole (n.) To drive into a hole, as an animal, or a billiard ball.
Hole (v. i.) To go or get into a hole.
Holm (n.) A common evergreen oak, of Europe (Quercus Ilex); -- called also ilex, and holly.
Holm (n.) An islet in a river.
Holm (n.) Low, flat land.
Holp () Alt. of Holpen
Holt () 3d pers. sing. pres. of Hold, contr. from holdeth.
Holt (n.) A piece of woodland; especially, a woody hill.
Holt (n.) A deep hole in a river where there is protection for fish; also, a cover, a hole, or hiding place.
Holy (superl.) Set apart to the service or worship of God; hallowed; sacred; reserved from profane or common use; holy vessels; a holy priesthood.
Holy (superl.) Spiritually whole or sound; of unimpaired innocence and virtue; free from sinful affections; pure in heart; godly; pious; irreproachable; guiltless; acceptable to God.
Home (n.) See Homelyn.
Home (n.) One's own dwelling place; the house in which one lives; esp., the house in which one lives with his family; the habitual abode of one's family; also, one's birthplace.
Home (n.) One's native land; the place or country in which one dwells; the place where one's ancestors dwell or dwelt.
Home (n.) The abiding place of the affections, especially of the domestic affections.
Home (n.) The locality where a thing is usually found, or was first found, or where it is naturally abundant; habitat; seat; as, the home of the pine.
Home (n.) A place of refuge and rest; an asylum; as, a home for outcasts; a home for the blind; hence, esp., the grave; the final rest; also, the native and eternal dwelling place of the soul.
Home (n.) The home base; he started for home.
Home (a.) Of or pertaining to one's dwelling or country; domestic; not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts.
Home (a.) Close; personal; pointed; as, a home thrust.
Home (adv.) To one's home or country; as in the phrases, go home, come home, carry home.
Home (adv.) Close; closely.
Home (adv.) To the place where it belongs; to the end of a course; to the full length; as, to drive a nail home; to ram a cartridge home.
Hond (n.) Hand.
Hone (v. i.) To pine; to lament; to long.
Hone (n.) A kind of swelling in the cheek.
Hone (n.) A stone of a fine grit, or a slab, as of metal, covered with an abrading substance or powder, used for sharpening cutting instruments, and especially for setting razors; an oilstone.
Hone (v. t.) To sharpen on, or with, a hone; to rub on a hone in order to sharpen; as, to hone a razor.
Hong (n.) A mercantile establishment or factory for foreign trade in China, as formerly at Canton; a succession of offices connected by a common passage and used for business or storage.
Hong (v. t. & i.) To hang.
Honk (n.) The cry of a wild goose.
Hont (n. & v.) See under Hunt.
Hood (n.) State; condition.
Hood (n.) A covering or garment for the head or the head and shoulders, often attached to the body garment
Hood (n.) A soft covering for the head, worn by women, which leaves only the face exposed.
Hood (n.) A part of a monk's outer garment, with which he covers his head; a cowl.
Hood (n.) A like appendage to a cloak or loose overcoat, that may be drawn up over the head at pleasure.
Hood (n.) An ornamental fold at the back of an academic gown or ecclesiastical vestment; as, a master's hood.
Hood (n.) A covering for a horse's head.
Hood (n.) A covering for a hawk's head and eyes. See Illust. of Falcon.
Hood (n.) Anything resembling a hood in form or use
Hood (n.) The top or head of a carriage.
Hood (n.) A chimney top, often contrived to secure a constant draught by turning with the wind.
Hood (n.) A projecting cover above a hearth, forming the upper part of the fireplace, and confining the smoke to the flue.
Hood (n.) The top of a pump.
Hood (n.) A covering for a mortar.
Hood (n.) The hood-shaped upper petal of some flowers, as of monkshood; -- called also helmet.
Hood (n.) A covering or porch for a companion hatch.
Hood (n.) The endmost plank of a strake which reaches the stem or stern.
Hood (v. t.) To cover with a hood; to furnish with a hood or hood-shaped appendage.
Hood (v. t.) To cover; to hide; to blind.
Hoof (n.) The horny substance or case that covers or terminates the feet of certain animals, as horses, oxen, etc.
Hoof (n.) A hoofed animal; a beast.
Hoof (n.) See Ungula.
Hoof (v. i.) To walk as cattle.
Hoof (v. i.) To be on a tramp; to foot.
Hook (n.) A piece of metal, or other hard material, formed or bent into a curve or at an angle, for catching, holding, or sustaining anything; as, a hook for catching fish; a hook for fastening a gate; a boat hook, etc.
Hook (n.) That part of a hinge which is fixed to a post, and on which a door or gate hangs and turns.
Hook (n.) An implement for cutting grass or grain; a sickle; an instrument for cutting or lopping; a billhook.
Hook (n.) See Eccentric, and V-hook.
Hook (n.) A snare; a trap.
Hook (n.) A field sown two years in succession.
Hook (n.) The projecting points of the thigh bones of cattle; -- called also hook bones.
Hook (v. t.) To catch or fasten with a hook or hooks; to seize, capture, or hold, as with a hook, esp. with a disguised or baited hook; hence, to secure by allurement or artifice; to entrap; to catch; as, to hook a dress; to hook a trout.
Hook (v. t.) To seize or pierce with the points of the horns, as cattle in attacking enemies; to gore.
Hook (v. t.) To steal.
Hook (v. i.) To bend; to curve as a hook.
Hool (a.) Whole.
Hoom (n.) Home.
Hoop (n.) A pliant strip of wood or metal bent in a circular form, and united at the ends, for holding together the staves of casks, tubs, etc.
Hoop (n.) A ring; a circular band; anything resembling a hoop, as the cylinder (cheese hoop) in which the curd is pressed in making cheese.
Hoop (n.) A circle, or combination of circles, of thin whalebone, metal, or other elastic material, used for expanding the skirts of ladies' dresses; crino
Hoop (n.) A quart pot; -- so called because originally bound with hoops, like a barrel. Also, a portion of the contents measured by the distance between the hoops.
Hoop (n.) An old measure of capacity, variously estimated at from one to four pecks.
Hoop (v. t.) To bind or fasten with hoops; as, to hoop a barrel or puncheon.
Hoop (v. t.) To clasp; to encircle; to surround.
Hoop (v. i.) To utter a loud cry, or a sound imitative of the word, by way of call or pursuit; to shout.
Hoop (v. i.) To whoop, as in whooping cough. See Whoop.
Hoop (v. t.) To drive or follow with a shout.
Hoop (v. t.) To call by a shout or peculiar cry.
Hoop (n.) A shout; a whoop, as in whooping cough.
Hoop (n.) The hoopoe. See Hoopoe.
Hoot (v. i.) To cry out or shout in contempt.
Hoot (v. i.) To make the peculiar cry of an owl.
Hoot (v. t.) To assail with contemptuous cries or shouts; to follow with derisive shouts.
Hoot (n.) A derisive cry or shout.
Hoot (n.) The cry of an owl.
Hope (n.) A sloping plain between mountain ridges.
Hope (n.) A small bay; an inlet; a haven.
Hope (n.) A desire of some good, accompanied with an expectation of obtaining it, or a belief that it is obtainable; an expectation of something which is thought to be desirable; confidence; pleasing expectancy.
Hope (n.) One who, or that which, gives hope, furnishes ground of expectation, or promises desired good.
Hope (n.) That which is hoped for; an object of hope.
Hope (v. i.) To entertain or indulge hope; to cherish a desire of good, or of something welcome, with expectation of obtaining it or belief that it is obtainable; to expect; -- usually followed by for.
Hope (v. i.) To place confidence; to trust with confident expectation of good; -- usually followed by in.
Hope (v. t.) To desire with expectation or with belief in the possibility or prospect of obtaining; to look forward to as a thing desirable, with the expectation of obtaining it; to cherish hopes of.
Hope (v. t.) To expect; to fear.
Hore (a.) Hoar.
Horn (n.) A hard, projecting, and usually pointed organ, growing upon the heads of certain animals, esp. of the ruminants, as cattle, goats, and the like. The hollow horns of the Ox family consist externally of true horn, and are never shed.
Horn (n.) The antler of a deer, which is of bone throughout, and annually shed and renewed.
Horn (n.) Any natural projection or excrescence from an animal, resembling or thought to resemble a horn in substance or form; esp.: (a) A projection from the beak of a bird, as in the hornbill. (b) A tuft of feathers on the head of a bird, as in the horned owl. (c) A hornlike projection from the head or thorax of an insect, or the head of a reptile, or fish. (d) A sharp spine in front of the fins of a fish, as in the horned pout.
Horn (n.) An incurved, tapering and pointed appendage found in the flowers of the milkweed (Asclepias).
Horn (n.) Something made of a horn, or in resemblance of a horn
Horn (n.) A wind instrument of music; originally, one made of a horn (of an ox or a ram); now applied to various elaborately wrought instruments of brass or other metal, resembling a horn in shape.
Horn (n.) A drinking cup, or beaker, as having been originally made of the horns of cattle.
Horn (n.) The cornucopia, or horn of plenty.
Horn (n.) A vessel made of a horn; esp., one designed for containing powder; anciently, a small vessel for carrying liquids.
Horn (n.) The pointed beak of an anvil.
Horn (n.) The high pommel of a saddle; also, either of the projections on a lady's saddle for supporting the leg.
Horn (n.) The Ionic volute.
Horn (n.) The outer end of a crosstree; also, one of the projections forming the jaws of a gaff, boom, etc.
Horn (n.) A curved projection on the fore part of a plane.
Horn (n.) One of the projections at the four corners of the Jewish altar of burnt offering.
Horn (n.) One of the curved ends of a crescent; esp., an extremity or cusp of the moon when crescent-shaped.
Horn (n.) The curving extremity of the wing of an army or of a squadron drawn up in a crescentlike form.
Horn (n.) The tough, fibrous material of which true horns are composed, being, in the Ox family, chiefly albuminous, with some phosphate of lime; also, any similar substance, as that which forms the hoof crust of horses, sheep, and cattle; as, a spoon of horn.
Horn (n.) A symbol of strength, power, glory, exaltation, or pride.
Horn (n.) An emblem of a cuckold; -- used chiefly in the plural.
Horn (v. t.) To furnish with horns; to give the shape of a horn to.
Horn (v. t.) To cause to wear horns; to cuckold.
Hose (pl. ) of Hose
Hose (n.) Close-fitting trousers or breeches, as formerly worn, reaching to the knee.
Hose (n.) Covering for the feet and lower part of the legs; a stocking or stockings.
Hose (n.) A flexible pipe, made of leather, India rubber, or other material, and used for conveying fluids, especially water, from a faucet, hydrant, or fire engine.
Host (n.) The consecrated wafer, believed to be the body of Christ, which in the Mass is offered as a sacrifice; also, the bread before consecration.
Host (n.) An army; a number of men gathered for war.
Host (n.) Any great number or multitude; a throng.
Host (n.) One who receives or entertains another, whether gratuitously or for compensation; one from whom another receives food, lodging, or entertainment; a landlord.
Host (v. t.) To give entertainment to.
Host (v. i.) To lodge at an inn; to take up entertainment.
Hote (p. p.) of Hote
Hote (v. t. & i.) To command; to enjoin.
Hote (v. t. & i.) To promise.
Hote (v. t. & i.) To be called; to be named.
Houp (n.) See Hoopoe.
Hour (n.) The twenty-fourth part of a day; sixty minutes.
Hour (n.) The time of the day, as expressed in hours and minutes, and indicated by a timepiece; as, what is the hour? At what hour shall we meet?
Hour (n.) Fixed or appointed time; conjuncture; a particular time or occasion; as, the hour of greatest peril; the man for the hour.
Hour (n.) Certain prayers to be repeated at stated times of the day, as matins and vespers.
Hour (n.) A measure of distance traveled.
Hove () imp. & p. p. of Heave.
Hove (v. i. & t.) To rise; to swell; to heave; to cause to swell.
Hove (v. i.) To hover around; to loiter; to lurk.
Howl (v. i.) To utter a loud, protraced, mournful sound or cry, as dogs and wolves often do.
Howl (v. i.) To utter a sound expressive of distress; to cry aloud and mournfully; to lament; to wail.
Howl (v. i.) To make a noise resembling the cry of a wild beast.
Howl (v. t.) To utter with outcry.
Howl (n.) The protracted, mournful cry of a dog or a wolf, or other like sound.
Howl (n.) A prolonged cry of distress or anguish; a wail.
Howp (v. i.) To cry out; to whoop.
Iod- () See Iodo-.
Iod- () A prefix, or combining from, indicating iodine as an ingredient; as, iodoform.
-ion () A noun suffix denoting act, process, result of an act or a process, thing acted upon, state, or condition; as, revolution, the act or process of revolving; construction, the act or process of constructing; a thing constructed; dominion, territory ruled over; subjection, state of being subject; dejection; abstraction.
Iota (n.) The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet (/) corresponding with the English i.
Iota (n.) A very small quantity or degree; a jot; a particle.
Joes (pl. ) of Jo
John (n.) A proper name of a man.
Join (v. t.) To bring together, literally or figuratively; to place in contact; to connect; to couple; to unite; to combine; to associate; to add; to append.
Join (v. t.) To associate one's self to; to be or become connected with; to league one's self with; to unite with; as, to join a party; to join the church.
Join (v. t.) To unite in marriage.
Join (v. t.) To enjoin upon; to command.
Join (v. t.) To accept, or engage in, as a contest; as, to join encounter, battle, issue.
Join (v. i.) To be contiguous, close, or in contact; to come together; to unite; to mingle; to form a union; as, the hones of the skull join; two rivers join.
Join (n.) The
Joke (n.) Something said for the sake of exciting a laugh; something witty or sportive (commonly indicating more of hilarity or humor than jest); a jest; a witticism; as, to crack good-natured jokes.
Joke (n.) Something not said seriously, or not actually meant; something done in sport.
Joke (v. t.) To make merry with; to make jokes upon; to rally; to banter; as, to joke a comrade.
Joke (v. i.) To do something for sport, or as a joke; to be merry in words or actions; to jest.
Jole (v. t. & n.) Alt. of Joll
Joll (v. t. & n.) Same as Jowl.
Jolt (v. i.) To shake with short, abrupt risings and fallings, as a carriage moving on rough ground; as, the coach jolts.
Jolt (v. t.) To cause to shake with a sudden up and down motion, as in a carriage going over rough ground, or on a high-trotting horse; as, the horse jolts the rider; fast driving jolts the carriage and the passengers.
Jolt (n.) A sudden shock or jerk; a jolting motion, as in a carriage moving over rough ground.
Joso (n.) A small gudgeon.
Joss (n.) A Chinese household divinity; a Chinese idol.
Jouk (v. i.) See Juke.
Joul (v. t.) See Jowl.
Jove (n.) The chief divinity of the ancient Romans; Jupiter.
Jove (n.) The planet Jupiter.
Jove (n.) The metal tin.
Jowl (n.) The cheek; the jaw.
Jowl (v. t.) To throw, dash, or knock.
Koba (n.) Any one of several species of African antelopes of the genus Kobus, esp. the species Kobus sing-sing.
Koel (n.) Any one of several species of cuckoos of the genus Eudynamys, found in India, the East Indies, and Australia. They deposit their eggs in the nests of other birds.
Koff (n.) A two-masted Dutch vessel.
Kohl (n.) A mixture of soot and other ingredients, used by Egyptian and other Eastern women to darken the edges of the eyelids.
Load (v.) A burden; that which is laid on or put in anything for conveyance; that which is borne or sustained; a weight; as, a heavy load.
Load (v.) The quantity which can be carried or drawn in some specified way; the contents of a cart, barrow, or vessel; that which will constitute a cargo; lading.
Load (v.) That which burdens, oppresses, or grieves the mind or spirits; as, a load of care.
Load (v.) A particular measure for certain articles, being as much as may be carried at one time by the conveyance commonly used for the article measured; as, a load of wood; a load of hay; specifically, five quarters.
Load (v.) The charge of a firearm; as, a load of powder.
Load (v.) Weight or violence of blows.
Load (v.) The work done by a steam engine or other prime mover when working.
Load (v. t.) To lay a load or burden on or in, as on a horse or in a cart; to charge with a load, as a gun; to furnish with a lading or cargo, as a ship; hence, to add weight to, so as to oppress or embarrass; to heap upon.
Load (v. t.) To adulterate or drug; as, to load wine.
Load (v. t.) To magnetize.
Loaf (n.) Any thick lump, mass, or cake; especially, a large regularly shaped or molded mass, as of bread, sugar, or cake.
Loaf (v. i.) To spend time in idleness; to lounge or loiter about.
Loaf (v. t.) To spend in idleness; -- with away; as, to loaf time away.
Loam (n.) A kind of soil; an earthy mixture of clay and sand, with organic matter to which its fertility is chiefly due.
Loam (n.) A mixture of sand, clay, and other materials, used in making molds for large castings, often without a pattern.
Loam (v. i.) To cover, smear, or fill with loam.
Loan (n.) A loanin.
Loan (n.) The act of lending; a lending; permission to use; as, the loan of a book, money, services.
Loan (n.) That which one lends or borrows, esp. a sum of money lent at interest; as, he repaid the loan.
Loan (n. t.) To lend; -- sometimes with out.
Lobe (n.) Any projection or division, especially one of a somewhat rounded form
Lobe (n.) A rounded projection or division of a leaf.
Lobe (n.) A membranous flap on the sides of the toes of certain birds, as the coot.
Lobe (n.) A round projecting part of an organ, as of the liver, lungs, brain, etc. See Illust. of Brain.
Lobe (n.) The projecting part of a cam wheel or of a non-circular gear wheel.
Loch (n.) A lake; a bay or arm of the sea.
Loch (n.) A kind of medicine to be taken by licking with the tongue; a lambative; a lincture.
Lock (n.) A tuft of hair; a flock or small quantity of wool, hay, or other like substance; a tress or ringlet of hair.
Lock (n.) Anything that fastens; specifically, a fastening, as for a door, a lid, a trunk, a drawer, and the like, in which a bolt is moved by a key so as to hold or to release the thing fastened.
Lock (n.) A fastening together or interlacing; a closing of one thing upon another; a state of being fixed or immovable.
Lock (n.) A place from which egress is prevented, as by a lock.
Lock (n.) The barrier or works which confine the water of a stream or canal.
Lock (n.) An inclosure in a canal with gates at each end, used in raising or lowering boats as they pass from one level to another; -- called also lift lock.
Lock (n.) That part or apparatus of a firearm by which the charge is exploded; as, a matchlock, flintlock, percussion lock, etc.
Lock (n.) A device for keeping a wheel from turning.
Lock (n.) A grapple in wrestling.
Lock (v. t.) To fasten with a lock, or as with a lock; to make fast; to prevent free movement of; as, to lock a door, a carriage wheel, a river, etc.
Lock (v. t.) To prevent ingress or access to, or exit from, by fastening the lock or locks of; -- often with up; as, to lock or lock up, a house, jail, room, trunk. etc.
Lock (v. t.) To fasten in or out, or to make secure by means of, or as with, locks; to confine, or to shut in or out -- often with up; as, to lock one's self in a room; to lock up the prisoners; to lock up one's silver; to lock intruders out of the house; to lock money into a vault; to lock a child in one's arms; to lock a secret in one's breast.
Lock (v. t.) To link together; to clasp closely; as, to lock arms.
Lock (v. t.) To furnish with locks; also, to raise or lower (a boat) in a lock.
Lock (v. t.) To seize, as the sword arm of an antagonist, by turning the left arm around it, to disarm him.
Lock (v. i.) To become fast, as by means of a lock or by interlacing; as, the door locks close.
Loco (adv.) A direction in written or printed music to return to the proper pitch after having played an octave higher.
Loco (n.) A plant (Astragalus Hornii) growing in the Southwestern United States, which is said to poison horses and cattle, first making them insane. The name is also given vaguely to several other species of the same genus. Called also loco weed.
Loci (pl. ) of Locus
Loca (pl. ) of Locus
Lode (n.) A water course or way; a reach of water.
Lode (n.) A metallic vein; any regular vein or course, whether metallic or not.
Loft (n.) That which is lifted up; an elevation.
Loft (n.) The room or space under a roof and above the ceiling of the uppermost story.
Loft (n.) A gallery or raised apartment in a church, hall, etc.; as, an organ loft.
Loft (n.) A floor or room placed above another; a story.
Loft (a.) Lofty; proud.
Loge (n.) A lodge; a habitation.
Logy (a.) Heavy or dull in respect to motion or thought; as, a logy horse.
Loin (n.) That part of a human being or quadruped, which extends on either side of the spinal column between the hip bone and the false ribs. In human beings the loins are also called the reins. See Illust. of Beef.
Loir (n.) A large European dormouse (Myoxus glis).
Loki (n.) The evil deity, the author of all calamities and mischief, answering to the African of the Persians.
Loke (n.) A private path or road; also, the wicket or hatch of a door.
Loll (v. i.) To act lazily or indolently; to rec
Loll (v. i.) To hand extended from the mouth, as the tongue of an ox or a log when heated with labor or exertion.
Loll (v. i.) To let the tongue hang from the mouth, as an ox, dog, or other animal, when heated by labor; as, the ox stood lolling in the furrow.
Loll (v. t.) To let hang from the mouth, as the tongue.
Loma (n.) A lobe; a membranous fringe or flap.
Lond (n.) Land.
Lone (n.) A lane. See Loanin.
Lone (a.) Being without a companion; being by one's self; also, sad from lack of companionship; lonely; as, a lone traveler or watcher.
Lone (a.) Single; unmarried, or in widowhood.
Lone (a.) Being apart from other things of the kind; being by itself; also, apart from human dwellings and resort; as, a lone house.
Lone (a.) Unfrequented by human beings; solitary.
Long (superl.) Drawn out in a
Long (superl.) Drawn out or extended in time; continued through a considerable tine, or to a great length; as, a long series of events; a long debate; a long drama; a long history; a long book.
Long (superl.) Slow in passing; causing weariness by length or duration; lingering; as, long hours of watching.
Long (superl.) Occurring or coming after an extended interval; distant in time; far away.
Long (superl.) Extended to any specified measure; of a specified length; as, a span long; a yard long; a mile long, that is, extended to the measure of a mile, etc.
Long (superl.) Far-reaching; extensive.
Long (superl.) Prolonged, or relatively more prolonged, in utterance; -- said of vowels and syllables. See Short, a., 13, and Guide to Pronunciation, // 22, 30.
Long (n.) A note formerly used in music, one half the length of a large, twice that of a breve.
Long (n.) A long sound, syllable, or vowel.
Long (n.) The longest dimension; the greatest extent; -- in the phrase, the long and the short of it, that is, the sum and substance of it.
Long (adv.) To a great extent in apace; as, a long drawn out
Long (adv.) To a great extent in time; during a long time.
Long (adv.) At a point of duration far distant, either prior or posterior; as, not long before; not long after; long before the foundation of Rome; long after the Conquest.
Long (adv.) Through the whole extent or duration.
Long (adv.) Through an extent of time, more or less; -- only in question; as, how long will you be gone?
Long (prep.) By means of; by the fault of; because of.
Long (a.) To feel a strong or morbid desire or craving; to wish for something with eagerness; -- followed by an infinitive, or by after or for.
Long (a.) To belong; -- used with to, unto, or for.
Loob (n.) The clay or slimes washed from tin ore in dressing.
Loof (n.) The spongelike fibers of the fruit of a cucurbitaceous plant (Luffa Aegyptiaca); called also vegetable sponge.
Loof (n.) Formerly, some appurtenance of a vessel which was used in changing her course; -- probably a large paddle put over the lee bow to help bring her head nearer to the wind.
Loof (n.) The part of a ship's side where the planking begins to curve toward bow and stern.
Loof (v. i.) See Luff.
Look (v. i.) To direct the eyes for the purpose of seeing something; to direct the eyes toward an object; to observe with the eyes while keeping them directed; -- with various prepositions, often in a special or figurative sense. See Phrases below.
Look (v. i.) To direct the attention (to something); to consider; to examine; as, to look at an action.
Look (v. i.) To seem; to appear; to have a particular appearance; as, the patient looks better; the clouds look rainy.
Look (v. i.) To have a particular direction or situation; to face; to front.
Look (v. i.) In the imperative: see; behold; take notice; take care; observe; -- used to call attention.
Look (v. i.) To show one's self in looking, as by leaning out of a window; as, look out of the window while I speak to you. Sometimes used figuratively.
Look (v. i.) To await the appearance of anything; to expect; to anticipate.
Look (v. t.) To look at; to turn the eyes toward.
Look (v. t.) To seek; to search for.
Look (v. t.) To expect.
Look (v. t.) To influence, overawe, or subdue by looks or presence as, to look down opposition.
Look (v. t.) To express or manifest by a look.
Look (n.) The act of looking; a glance; a sight; a view; -- often in certain phrases; as, to have, get, take, throw, or cast, a look.
Look (n.) Expression of the eyes and face; manner; as, a proud or defiant look.
Look (n.) Hence; Appearance; aspect; as, the house has a gloomy look; the affair has a bad look.
Lool (n.) A vessel used to receive the washings of ores of metals.
Loom (n.) See Loon, the bird.
Loom (n.) A frame or machine of wood or other material, in which a weaver forms cloth out of thread; a machine for interweaving yarn or threads into a fabric, as in knitting or lace making.
Loom (n.) That part of an oar which is near the grip or handle and inboard from the rowlock.
Loom (v. i.) To appear above the surface either of sea or land, or to appear enlarged, or distorted and indistinct, as a distant object, a ship at sea, or a mountain, esp. from atmospheric influences; as, the ship looms large; the land looms high.
Loom (v. i.) To rise and to be eminent; to be elevated or ennobled, in a moral sense.
Loom (n.) The state of looming; esp., an unnatural and indistinct appearance of elevation or enlargement of anything, as of land or of a ship, seen by one at sea.
Loon (n.) A sorry fellow; a worthless person; a rogue.
Loon (n.) Any one of several aquatic, wed-footed, northern birds of the genus Urinator (formerly Colymbus), noted for their expertness in diving and swimming under water. The common loon, or great northern diver (Urinator imber, or Colymbus torquatus), and the red-throated loon or diver (U. septentrionalis), are the best known species. See Diver.
Loop (n.) A mass of iron in a pasty condition gathered into a ball for the tilt hammer or rolls.
Loop (n.) A fold or doubling of a thread, cord, rope, etc., through which another thread, cord, etc., can be passed, or which a hook can be hooked into; an eye, as of metal; a staple; a noose; a bight.
Loop (n.) A small, narrow opening; a loophole.
Loop (n.) A curve of any kind in the form of a loop.
Loop (n.) A wire forming part of a main circuit and returning to the point from which it starts.
Loop (n.) The portion of a vibrating string, air column, etc., between two nodes; -- called also ventral segment.
Loop (v. t.) To make a loop of or in; to fasten with a loop or loops; -- often with up; as, to loop a string; to loop up a curtain.
Loos (n.) Praise; fame; reputation.
Loot (n.) The act of plundering.
Loot (n.) Plunder; booty; especially, the boot taken in a conquered or sacked city.
Loot (v. t. & i.) To plunder; to carry off as plunder or a prize lawfully obtained by war.
Lope (imp.) of Leap.
Lope (v. i.) To leap; to dance.
Lope (v. i.) To move with a lope, as a horse.
Lope (n.) A leap; a long step.
Lope (n.) An easy gait, consisting of long running strides or leaps.
Lord (n.) A hump-backed person; -- so called sportively.
Lord (n.) One who has power and authority; a master; a ruler; a governor; a prince; a proprietor, as of a manor.
Lord (n.) A titled nobleman., whether a peer of the realm or not; a bishop, as a member of the House of Lords; by courtesy; the son of a duke or marquis, or the eldest son of an earl; in a restricted sense, a boron, as opposed to noblemen of higher rank.
Lord (n.) A title bestowed on the persons above named; and also, for honor, on certain official persons; as, lord advocate, lord chamberlain, lord chancellor, lord chief justice, etc.
Lord (n.) A husband.
Lord (n.) One of whom a fee or estate is held; the male owner of feudal land; as, the lord of the soil; the lord of the manor.
Lord (n.) The Supreme Being; Jehovah.
Lord (n.) The Savior; Jesus Christ.
Lord (v. t.) To invest with the dignity, power, and privileges of a lord.
Lord (v. t.) To rule or preside over as a lord.
Lord (v. i.) To play the lord; to domineer; to rule with arbitrary or despotic sway; -- sometimes with over; and sometimes with it in the manner of a transitive verb.
Lore (n.) The space between the eye and bill, in birds, and the corresponding region in reptiles and fishes.
Lore (n.) The anterior portion of the cheeks of insects.
Lore (obs. imp. & p. p.) Lost.
Lore (v. t.) That which is or may be learned or known; the knowledge gained from tradition, books, or experience; often, the whole body of knowledge possessed by a peopl
Lore (v. t.) That which is taught; hence, instruction; wisdom; advice; counsel.
Lore (v. t.) Workmanship.
Lori (n.) Same as Lory.
Lorn (a.) Lost; undone; ruined.
Lorn (a.) Forsaken; abandoned; solitary; bereft; as, a lone, lorn woman.
Lory (n.) Any one of many species of small parrots of the family Trichoglossidae, generally having the tongue papillose at the tip, and the mandibles straighter and less toothed than in common parrots. They are found in the East Indies, Australia, New Guinea, and the adjacent islands. They feed mostly on soft fruits and on the honey of flowers.
Lose (v. t.) To part with unintentionally or unwillingly, as by accident, misfortune, negligence, penalty, forfeit, etc.; to be deprived of; as, to lose money from one's purse or pocket, or in business or gaming; to lose an arm or a leg by amputation; to lose men in battle.
Lose (v. t.) To cease to have; to possess no longer; to suffer diminution of; as, to lose one's relish for anything; to lose one's health.
Lose (v. t.) Not to employ; to employ ineffectually; to throw away; to waste; to squander; as, to lose a day; to lose the benefits of instruction.
Lose (v. t.) To wander from; to miss, so as not to be able to and; to go astray from; as, to lose one's way.
Lose (v. t.) To ruin; to destroy; as destroy; as, the ship was lost on the ledge.
Lose (v. t.) To be deprived of the view of; to cease to see or know the whereabouts of; as, he lost his companion in the crowd.
Lose (v. t.) To fail to obtain or enjoy; to fail to gain or win; hence, to fail to catch with the mind or senses; to miss; as, I lost a part of what he said.
Lose (v. t.) To cause to part with; to deprive of.
Lose (v. t.) To prevent from gaining or obtaining.
Lose (v. i.) To suffer loss, disadvantage, or defeat; to be worse off, esp. as the result of any kind of contest.
Loss (v. t.) The act of losing; failure; destruction; privation; as, the loss of property; loss of money by gaming; loss of health or reputation.
Loss (v. t.) The state of losing or having lost; the privation, defect, misfortune, harm, etc., which ensues from losing.
Loss (v. t.) That which is lost or from which one has parted; waste; -- opposed to gain or increase; as, the loss of liquor by leakage was considerable.
Loss (v. t.) The state of being lost or destroyed; especially, the wreck or foundering of a ship or other vessel.
Loss (v. t.) Failure to gain or win; as, loss of a race or battle.
Loss (v. t.) Failure to use advantageously; as, loss of time.
Loss (v. t.) Killed, wounded, and captured persons, or captured property.
Loss (v. t.) Destruction or diminution of value, if brought about in a manner provided for in the insurance contract (as destruction by fire or wreck, damage by water or smoke), or the death or injury of an insured person; also, the sum paid or payable therefor; as, the losses of the company this year amount to a million of dollars.
Lost (v. t.) Parted with unwillingly or unintentionally; not to be found; missing; as, a lost book or sheep.
Lost (v. t.) Parted with; no longer held or possessed; as, a lost limb; lost honor.
Lost (v. t.) Not employed or enjoyed; thrown away; employed ineffectually; wasted; squandered; as, a lost day; a lost opportunity or benefit.
Lost (v. t.) Having wandered from, or unable to find, the way; bewildered; perplexed; as, a child lost in the woods; a stranger lost in London.
Lost (v. t.) Ruined or destroyed, either physically or morally; past help or hope; as, a ship lost at sea; a woman lost to virtue; a lost soul.
Lost (v. t.) Hardened beyond sensibility or recovery; alienated; insensible; as, lost to shame; lost to all sense of honor.
Lost (v. t.) Not perceptible to the senses; no longer visible; as, an island lost in a fog; a person lost in a crowd.
Lost (v. t.) Occupied with, or under the influence of, something, so as to be insensible of external things; as, to be lost in thought.
Lote (n.) A large tree (Celtis australis), found in the south of Europe. It has a hard wood, and bears a cherrylike fruit. Called also nettle tree.
Lote (n.) The European burbot.
Lote (v. i.) To lurk; to lie hid.
Loth (a.) Alt. of Lothsome
Loto (n.) See Lotto.
Loud (superl.) Having, making, or being a strong or great sound; noisy; striking the ear with great force; as, a loud cry; loud thunder.
Loud (superl.) Clamorous; boisterous.
Loud (superl.) Emphatic; impressive; urgent; as, a loud call for united effort.
Loud (superl.) Ostentatious; likely to attract attention; gaudy; as, a loud style of dress; loud colors.
Loud (adv.) With loudness; loudly.
Louk (n.) An accomplice; a "pal."
Loup (n.) See 1st Loop.
Lour (n.) An Asiatic sardine (Clupea Neohowii), valued for its oil.
Lice (pl. ) of Louse
Lout (v. i.) To bend; to box; to stoop.
Lout (n.) A clownish, awkward fellow; a bumpkin.
Lout (v. t.) To treat as a lout or fool; to neglect; to disappoint.
Love (n.) A feeling of strong attachment induced by that which delights or commands admiration; preeminent kindness or devotion to another; affection; tenderness; as, the love of brothers and sisters.
Love (n.) Especially, devoted attachment to, or tender or passionate affection for, one of the opposite sex.
Love (n.) Courtship; -- chiefly in the phrase to make love, i. e., to court, to woo, to solicit union in marriage.
Love (n.) Affection; kind feeling; friendship; strong liking or desire; fondness; good will; -- opposed to hate; often with of and an object.
Love (n.) Due gratitude and reverence to God.
Love (n.) The object of affection; -- often employed in endearing address.
Love (n.) Cupid, the god of love; sometimes, Venus.
Love (n.) A thin silk stuff.
Love (n.) A climbing species of Clematis (C. Vitalba).
Love (n.) Nothing; no points scored on one side; -- used in counting score at tennis, etc.
Love (n.) To have a feeling of love for; to regard with affection or good will; as, to love one's children and friends; to love one's country; to love one's God.
Love (n.) To regard with passionate and devoted affection, as that of one sex for the other.
Love (n.) To take delight or pleasure in; to have a strong liking or desire for, or interest in; to be pleased with; to like; as, to love books; to love adventures.
Love (v. i.) To have the feeling of love; to be in love.
-men (pl. ) of Low-churchman
Lowh () strong imp. of Laugh.
Lowk (n.) See Louk.
Lown (n.) A low fellow.
Moan (v. i.) To make a low prolonged sound of grief or pain, whether articulate or not; to groan softly and continuously.
Moan (v. i.) To emit a sound like moan; -- said of things inanimate; as, the wind moans.
Moan (v. t.) To bewail audibly; to lament.
Moan (v. t.) To afflict; to distress.
Moan (v. i.) A low prolonged sound, articulate or not, indicative of pain or of grief; a low groan.
Moan (v. i.) A low mournful or murmuring sound; -- of things.
Moat (n.) A deep trench around the rampart of a castle or other fortified place, sometimes filled with water; a ditch.
Moat (v. t.) To surround with a moat.
Mock (v. t.) To imitate; to mimic; esp., to mimic in sport, contempt, or derision; to deride by mimicry.
Mock (v. t.) To treat with scorn or contempt; to deride.
Mock (v. t.) To disappoint the hopes of; to deceive; to tantalize; as, to mock expectation.
Mock (v. i.) To make sport contempt or in jest; to speak in a scornful or jeering manner.
Mock (n.) An act of ridicule or derision; a scornful or contemptuous act or speech; a sneer; a jibe; a jeer.
Mock (n.) Imitation; mimicry.
Mock (a.) Imitating reality, but not real; false; counterfeit; assumed; sham.
Moco (n.) A South American rodent (Cavia rupestris), allied to the Guinea pig, but larger; -- called also rock cavy.
Mode (n.) Manner of doing or being; method; form; fashion; custom; way; style; as, the mode of speaking; the mode of dressing.
Mode (n.) Prevailing popular custom; fashion, especially in the phrase the mode.
Mode (n.) Variety; gradation; degree.
Mode (n.) Any combination of qualities or relations, considered apart from the substance to which they belong, and treated as entities; more generally, condition, or state of being; manner or form of arrangement or manifestation; form, as opposed to matter.
Mode (n.) The form in which the proposition connects the predicate and subject, whether by simple, contingent, or necessary assertion; the form of the syllogism, as determined by the quantity and quality of the constituent proposition; mood.
Mode (n.) Same as Mood.
Mode (n.) The scale as affected by the various positions in it of the minor intervals; as, the Dorian mode, the Ionic mode, etc., of ancient Greek music.
Mode (n.) A kind of silk. See Alamode, n.
Modi (pl. ) of Modus
Mody (a.) Fashionable.
Moff (n.) A thin silk stuff made in Caucasia.
Moha (n.) A kind of millet (Setaria Italica); German millet.
Moho (n.) A gallinule (Notornis Mantelli) formerly inhabiting New Zealand, but now supposed to be extinct. It was incapable of flight. See Notornis.
Mohr (n.) A West African gazelle (Gazella mohr), having horns on which are eleven or twelve very prominent rings. It is one of the species which produce bezoar.
Moil (v. t.) To daub; to make dirty; to soil; to defile.
Moil (v. i.) To soil one's self with severe labor; to work with painful effort; to labor; to toil; to drudge.
Moil (n.) A spot; a defilement.
Moke (n.) A donkey.
Moke (n.) A mesh of a net, or of anything resembling a net.
Moky (a.) Misty; dark; murky; muggy.
Mola (n.) See Sunfish, 1.
Mold (n.) A spot; a blemish; a mole.
Mold (v.) Alt. of Mould
Mold (v. t.) Alt. of Mould
Mold (n.) Alt. of Mould
Mold (v. t.) Alt. of Mould
Mold (v. i.) Alt. of Mould
Mold (n.) Alt. of Mould
Mold (v. t.) Alt. of Mould
Mole (n.) A spot; a stain; a mark which discolors or disfigures.
Mole (n.) A spot, mark, or small permanent protuberance on the human body; esp., a spot which is dark-colored, from which commonly issue one or more hairs.
Mole (n.) A mass of fleshy or other more or less solid matter generated in the uterus.
Mole (n.) A mound or massive work formed of masonry or large stones, etc., laid in the sea, often extended either in a right
Mole (n.) Any insectivore of the family Talpidae. They have minute eyes and ears, soft fur, and very large and strong fore feet.
Mole (n.) A plow of peculiar construction, for forming underground drains.
Mole (v. t.) To form holes in, as a mole; to burrow; to excavate; as, to mole the earth.
Mole (v. t.) To clear of molehills.
Moll (a.) Minor; in the minor mode; as, A moll, that is, A minor.
Molt () imp. of Melt.
Molt (v. t.) Alt. of Moult
Molt (v. t.) Alt. of Moult
Molt (n.) Alt. of Moult
Moly (n.) A fabulous herb of occult power, having a black root and white blossoms, said by Homer to have been given by Hermes to Ulysses to counteract the spells of Circe.
Moly (n.) A kind of garlic (Allium Moly) with large yellow flowers; -- called also golden garlic.
Mome (n.) A dull, silent person; a blockhead.
Mon- () Same as Mono-.
Mona (n.) A small, handsome, long-tailed West American monkey (Cercopithecus mona). The body is dark olive, with a spot of white on the haunches.
Mone (n.) The moon.
Mone (n.) A moan.
Monk (n.) A man who retires from the ordinary temporal concerns of the world, and devotes himself to religion; one of a religious community of men inhabiting a monastery, and bound by vows to a life of chastity, obedience, and poverty.
Monk (n.) A blotch or spot of ink on a printed page, caused by the ink not being properly distributed. It is distinguished from a friar, or white spot caused by a deficiency of ink.
Monk (n.) A piece of tinder made of agaric, used in firing the powder hose or train of a mine.
Monk (n.) A South American monkey (Pithecia monachus); also applied to other species, as Cebus xanthocephalus.
Monk (n.) The European bullfinch.
Mon- () A prefix signifying one, single, alone; as, monocarp, monopoly; (Chem.) indicating that a compound contains one atom, radical, or group of that to the name of which it is united; as, monoxide, monosulphide, monatomic, etc.
Mono (n.) The black howler of Central America (Mycetes villosus).
-ums (pl. ) of Monopodium
Mont (n.) Mountain.
Mood (n.) Manner; style; mode; logical form; musical style; manner of action or being. See Mode which is the preferable form).
Mood (n.) Manner of conceiving and expressing action or being, as positive, possible, hypothetical, etc., without regard to other accidents, such as time, person, number, etc.; as, the indicative mood; the infinitive mood; the subjunctive mood. Same as Mode.
Mood (n.) Temper of mind; temporary state of the mind in regard to passion or feeling; humor; as, a melancholy mood; a suppliant mood.
Moon (n.) The celestial orb which revolves round the earth; the satellite of the earth; a secondary planet, whose light, borrowed from the sun, is reflected to the earth, and serves to dispel the darkness of night. The diameter of the moon is 2,160 miles, its mean distance from the earth is 240,000 miles, and its mass is one eightieth that of the earth. See Lunar month, under Month.
Moon (n.) A secondary planet, or satellite, revolving about any member of the solar system; as, the moons of Jupiter or Saturn.
Moon (n.) The time occupied by the moon in making one revolution in her orbit; a month.
Moon (n.) A crescentlike outwork. See Half-moon.
Moon (v. t.) To expose to the rays of the moon.
Moon (v. i.) To act if moonstruck; to wander or gaze about in an abstracted manner.
Moor (n.) One of a mixed race inhabiting Morocco, Algeria, Tunis, and Tripoli, chiefly along the coast and in towns.
Moor (n.) Any individual of the swarthy races of Africa or Asia which have adopted the Mohammedan religion.
Moor (n.) An extensive waste covered with patches of heath, and having a poor, light soil, but sometimes marshy, and abounding in peat; a heath.
Moor (n.) A game preserve consisting of moorland.
Moor (v. t.) To fix or secure, as a vessel, in a particular place by casting anchor, or by fastening with cables or chains; as, the vessel was moored in the stream; they moored the boat to the wharf.
Moor (v. t.) Fig.: To secure, or fix firmly.
Moor (v. i.) To cast anchor; to become fast.
Moot (v.) See 1st Mot.
Moot (n.) A ring for gauging wooden pins.
Moot (v. t.) To argue for and against; to debate; to discuss; to propose for discussion.
Moot (v. t.) Specifically: To discuss by way of exercise; to argue for practice; to propound and discuss in a mock court.
Moot (v. i.) To argue or plead in a supposed case.
Moot (n.) A meeting for discussion and deliberation; esp., a meeting of the people of a village or district, in Anglo-Saxon times, for the discussion and settlement of matters of common interest; -- usually in composition; as, folk-moot.
Moot (v.) A discussion or debate; especially, a discussion of fictitious causes by way of practice.
Moot (a.) Subject, or open, to argument or discussion; undecided; debatable; mooted.
Mope (v. i.) To be dull and spiritless.
Mope (v. t.) To make spiritless and stupid.
Mope (n.) A dull, spiritless person.
Mora (n.) A game of guessing the number of fingers extended in a quick movement of the hand, -- much played by Italians of the lower classes.
Mora (n.) A leguminous tree of Guiana and Trinidad (Dimorphandra excelsa); also, its timber, used in shipbuilding and making furniture.
Mora (n.) Delay; esp., culpable delay; postponement.
More (n.) A hill.
More (n.) A root.
More (superl.) Greater; superior; increased
More (superl.) Greater in quality, amount, degree, quality, and the like; with the singular.
More (superl.) Greater in number; exceeding in numbers; -- with the plural.
More (superl.) Additional; other; as, he wept because there were no more words to conquer.
More (n.) A greater quantity, amount, or number; that which exceeds or surpasses in any way what it is compared with.
More (n.) That which is in addition; something other and further; an additional or greater amount.
More (adv.) In a greater quantity; in or to a greater extent or degree.
More (adv.) With a verb or participle.
More (adv.) With an adjective or adverb (instead of the suffix -er) to form the comparative degree; as, more durable; more active; more sweetly.
More (adv.) In addition; further; besides; again.
More (v. t.) To make more; to increase.
Morn (n.) The first part of the day; the morning; -- used chiefly in poetry.
Moro (n.) A small abscess or tumor having a resemblance to a mulberry.
Mort (n.) A great quantity or number.
Mort (n.) A woman; a female.
Mort (n.) A salmon in its third year.
Mort (n.) Death; esp., the death of game in the chase.
Mort (n.) A note or series of notes sounded on a horn at the death of game.
Mort (n.) The skin of a sheep or lamb that has died of disease.
Mosk (n.) See Mosque.
Moss (n.) A cryptogamous plant of a cellular structure, with distinct stem and simple leaves. The fruit is a small capsule usually opening by an apical lid, and so discharging the spores. There are many species, collectively termed Musci, growing on the earth, on rocks, and trunks of trees, etc., and a few in running water.
Moss (n.) A bog; a morass; a place containing peat; as, the mosses of the Scottish border.
Moss (v. t.) To cover or overgrow with moss.
Most (a.) Consisting of the greatest number or quantity; greater in number or quantity than all the rest; nearly all.
Most (a.) Greatest in degree; as, he has the most need of it.
Most (a.) Highest in rank; greatest.
Most (a.) In the greatest or highest degree.
Mote () of Mot
Moot () of Mot
Mote () of Mot
Mote (pres. subj.) of Mot
Mote (v.) See 1st Mot.
Mote (n.) A meeting of persons for discussion; as, a wardmote in the city of London.
Mote (n.) A body of persons who meet for discussion, esp. about the management of affairs; as, a folkmote.
Mote (n.) A place of meeting for discussion.
Mote (n.) The flourish sounded on a horn by a huntsman. See Mot, n., 3, and Mort.
Mote (n.) A small particle, as of floating dust; anything proverbially small; a speck.
Moth (n.) A mote.
Moth (n.) Any nocturnal lepidopterous insect, or any not included among the butterflies; as, the luna moth; Io moth; hawk moth.
Moth (n.) Any lepidopterous insect that feeds upon garments, grain, etc.; as, the clothes moth; grain moth; bee moth. See these terms under Clothes, Grain, etc.
Moth (n.) Any one of various other insects that destroy woolen and fur goods, etc., esp. the larvae of several species of beetles of the genera Dermestes and Anthrenus. Carpet moths are often the larvae of Anthrenus. See Carpet beetle, under Carpet, Dermestes, Anthrenus.
Moth (n.) Anything which gradually and silently eats, consumes, or wastes any other thing.
Moto (n.) Movement; manner of movement; particularly, movement with increased rapidity; -- used especially in the phrase con moto, directing to a somewhat quicker movement; as, andante con moto, a little more rapidly than andante, etc.
Moun (v.) pl. of Mow, may.
Mice (pl. ) of Mouse
Move (v. t.) To cause to change place or posture in any manner; to set in motion; to carry, convey, draw, or push from one place to another; to impel; to stir; as, the wind moves a vessel; the horse moves a carriage.
Move (v. t.) To transfer (a piece or man) from one space or position to another, according to the rules of the game; as, to move a king.
Move (v. t.) To excite to action by the presentation of motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to influence.
Move (v. t.) To arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion; to touch pathetically; to excite, as an emotion.
Move (v. t.) To propose; to recommend; specifically, to propose formally for consideration and determination, in a deliberative assembly; to submit, as a resolution to be adopted; as, to move to adjourn.
Move (v. t.) To apply to, as for aid.
Move (v. i.) To change place or posture; to stir; to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another; as, a ship moves rapidly.
Move (v. i.) To act; to take action; to stir; to begin to act; as, to move in a matter.
Move (v. i.) To change residence; to remove, as from one house, town, or state, to another.
Move (v. i.) To change the place of a piece in accordance with the rules of the game.
Move (n.) The act of moving; a movement.
Move (n.) The act of moving one of the pieces, from one position to another, in the progress of the game.
Move (n.) An act for the attainment of an object; a step in the execution of a plan or purpose.
Mowe (pl.) of Mow
Moun () of Mow
Mown () of Mow
Mowe (v.) See 4th Mow.
Mowe (n. & v.) See 1st & 2d Mow.
Mown (p. p. & a.) Cut down by mowing, as grass; deprived of grass by mowing; as, a mown field.
Moxa (n.) A soft woolly mass prepared from the young leaves of Artemisia Chinensis, and used as a cautery by burning it on the skin; hence, any substance used in a like manner, as cotton impregnated with niter, amadou.
Moxa (n.) A plant from which this substance is obtained, esp. Artemisia Chinensis, and A. moxa.
Moya (n.) Mud poured out from volcanoes during eruptions; -- so called in South America.
Noes (pl. ) of No
Noah (n.) A patriarch of Biblical history, in the time of the Deluge.
Nock (n.) A notch.
Nock (n.) The upper fore corner of a boom sail or of a trysail.
Nock (v. t.) To notch; to fit to the string, as an arrow; to string, as a bow.
Node (n.) A knot, a knob; a protuberance; a swelling.
Node (n.) One of the two points where the orbit of a planet, or comet, intersects the ecliptic, or the orbit of a satellite intersects the plane of the orbit of its primary.
Node (n.) The joint of a stem, or the part where a leaf or several leaves are inserted.
Node (n.) A hole in the gnomon of a dial, through which passes the ray of light which marks the hour of the day, the parallels of the sun's declination, his place in the ecliptic, etc.
Node (n.) The point at which a curve crosses itself, being a double point of the curve. See Crunode, and Acnode.
Node (n.) The point at which the
Node (n.) The knot, intrigue, or plot of a piece.
Node (n.) A hard concretion or incrustation which forms upon bones attacked with rheumatism, gout, or syphilis; sometimes also, a swelling in the neighborhood of a joint.
Node (n.) One of the fixed points of a sonorous string, when it vibrates by aliquot parts, and produces the harmonic tones; nodal
Node (n.) A swelling.
Noel (n.) Same as Nowel.
Noie (v. t.) To annoy. See Noy.
Nole (n.) The head.
Noll (n.) The head; the noddle.
Nolt (n. sing. & pl.) Neat cattle.
Noma (n.) See Canker, n., 1.
Nome (n.) A province or political division, as of modern Greece or ancient Egypt; a nomarchy.
Nome (n.) Any melody determined by inviolable rules.
Nome (n.) See Term.
Nome () Alt. of Nomen
Non- () A prefix used in the sense of not; un-; in-; as in nonattention, or non-attention, nonconformity, nonmetallic, nonsuit.
None (a.) No one; not one; not anything; -- frequently used also partitively, or as a plural, not any.
None (a.) No; not any; -- used adjectively before a vowel, in old style; as, thou shalt have none assurance of thy life.
None (n.) Same as Nones, 2.
Nook (n.) A narrow place formed by an angle in bodies or between bodies; a corner; a recess; a secluded retreat.
Noon (a.) No. See the Note under No.
Noon (n.) The middle of the day; midday; the time when the sun is in the meridian; twelve o'clock in the daytime.
Noon (n.) Hence, the highest point; culmination.
Noon (a.) Belonging to midday; occurring at midday; meridional.
Noon (v. i.) To take rest and refreshment at noon.
Noot () See lst Not.
Nope (n.) A bullfinch.
Norm (a.) A rule or authoritative standard; a model; a type.
Norm (a.) A typical, structural unit; a type.
Norn (n.) Alt. of Norna
Nose (n.) The prominent part of the face or anterior extremity of the head containing the nostrils and olfactory cavities; the olfactory organ. See Nostril, and Olfactory organ under Olfactory.
Nose (n.) The power of smelling; hence, scent.
Nose (n.) A projecting end or beak at the front of an object; a snout; a nozzle; a spout; as, the nose of a bellows; the nose of a teakettle.
Nose (v. t.) To smell; to scent; hence, to track, or trace out.
Nose (v. t.) To touch with the nose; to push the nose into or against; hence, to interfere with; to treat insolently.
Nose (v. t.) To utter in a nasal manner; to pronounce with a nasal twang; as, to nose a prayer.
Nose (v. i.) To smell; to sniff; to scent.
Nose (v. i.) To pry officiously into what does not concern one.
Nost () Wottest not; knowest not.
Note (v. t.) To butt; to push with the horns.
Note () Know not; knows not.
Note (n.) Nut.
Note (n.) Need; needful business.
Note (n.) A mark or token by which a thing may be known; a visible sign; a character; a distinctive mark or feature; a characteristic quality.
Note (n.) A mark, or sign, made to call attention, to point out something to notice, or the like; a sign, or token, proving or giving evidence.
Note (n.) A brief remark; a marginal comment or explanation; hence, an annotation on a text or author; a comment; a critical, explanatory, or illustrative observation.
Note (n.) A brief writing intended to assist the memory; a memorandum; a minute.
Note (n.) Hence, a writing intended to be used in speaking; memoranda to assist a speaker, being either a synopsis, or the full text of what is to be said; as, to preach from notes; also, a reporter's memoranda; the original report of a speech or of proceedings.
Note (n.) A short informal letter; a billet.
Note (n.) A diplomatic missive or written communication.
Note (n.) A written or printed paper acknowledging a debt, and promising payment; as, a promissory note; a note of hand; a negotiable note.
Note (n.) A list of items or of charges; an account.
Note (n.) A character, variously formed, to indicate the length of a tone, and variously placed upon the staff to indicate its pitch. Hence:
Note (n.) A musical sound; a tone; an utterance; a tune.
Note (n.) A key of the piano or organ.
Note (n.) Observation; notice; heed.
Note (n.) Notification; information; intelligence.
Note (n.) State of being under observation.
Note (n.) Reputation; distinction; as, a poet of note.
Note (n.) Stigma; brand; reproach.
Note (n.) To notice with care; to observe; to remark; to heed; to attend to.
Note (n.) To record in writing; to make a memorandum of.
Note (n.) To charge, as with crime (with of or for before the thing charged); to brand.
Note (n.) To denote; to designate.
Note (n.) To annotate.
Note (n.) To set down in musical characters.
Nott (a.) Shorn.
Nott (v. t.) To shear.
Nota (pl. ) of Notum
Noun (n.) A word used as the designation or appellation of a creature or thing, existing in fact or in thought; a substantive.
Nous (n.) Intellect; understanding; talent; -- used humorously.
Nowd (n.) The European gray gurnard (Trigla gurnardus).
Nowt (n. pl.) Neat cattle.
Ooze (n.) Soft mud or slime; earth so wet as to flow gently, or easily yield to pressure.
Ooze (n.) Soft flow; spring.
Ooze (n.) The liquor of a tan vat.
Ooze (n.) To flow gently; to percolate, as a liquid through the pores of a substance or through small openings.
Ooze (n.) Fig.: To leak (out) or escape slowly; as, the secret oozed out; his courage oozed out.
Ooze (v. t.) To cause to ooze.
Oozy (a.) Miry; containing soft mud; resembling ooze; as, the oozy bed of a river.
Poak (n.) Alt. of Poake
Pock (n.) A pustule raised on the surface of the body in variolous and vaccine diseases.
Poco (adv.) A little; -- used chiefly in phrases indicating the time or movement; as, poco piu allegro, a little faster; poco largo, rather slow.
-pod () A combining form or suffix from Gr. poy`s, podo`s, foot; as, decapod, an animal having ten feet; phyllopod, an animal having leaflike feet; myriapod, hexapod.
Poem (n.) A metrical composition; a composition in verse written in certain measures, whether in blank verse or in rhyme, and characterized by imagination and poetic diction; -- contradistinguished from prose; as, the poems of Homer or of Milton.
Poem (n.) A composition, not in verse, of which the language is highly imaginative or impassioned; as, a prose poem; the poems of Ossian.
Poet (n.) One skilled in making poetry; one who has a particular genius for metrical composition; the author of a poem; an imaginative thinker or writer.
Pogy (n.) The menhaden.
-men (pl. ) of Pointsman
Poke (n.) A large North American herb of the genus Phytolacca (P. decandra), bearing dark purple juicy berries; -- called also garget, pigeon berry, pocan, and pokeweed. The root and berries have emetic and purgative properties, and are used in medicine. The young shoots are sometimes eaten as a substitute for asparagus, and the berries are said to be used in Europe to color wine.
Poke (n.) A bag; a sack; a pocket.
Poke (n.) A long, wide sleeve; -- called also poke sleeve.
Poke (v. t.) To thrust or push against or into with anything pointed; hence, to stir up; to excite; as, to poke a fire.
Poke (v. t.) To thrust with the horns; to gore.
Poke (v. t.) To put a poke on; as, to poke an ox.
Poke (v. i.) To search; to feel one's way, as in the dark; to grope; as, to poke about.
Poke (n.) The act of poking; a thrust; a jog; as, a poke in the ribs.
Poke (n.) A lazy person; a dawdler; also, a stupid or uninteresting person.
Poke (n.) A contrivance to prevent an animal from leaping or breaking through fences. It consists of a yoke with a pole inserted, pointed forward.
Poky (a.) Confined; cramped.
Poky (a.) Dull; tedious; uninteresting.
Pole (n.) A native or inhabitant of Poland; a Polander.
Pole (n.) A long, slender piece of wood; a tall, slender piece of timber; the stem of a small tree whose branches have been removed; as, specifically: (a) A carriage pole, a wooden bar extending from the front axle of a carriage between the wheel horses, by which the carriage is guided and held back. (b) A flag pole, a pole on which a flag is supported. (c) A Maypole. See Maypole. (d) A barber's pole, a pole painted in stripes, used as a sign by barbers and hairdressers. (e) A pole on which cl
Pole (n.) A measuring stick; also, a measure of length equal to 5/ yards, or a square measure equal to 30/ square yards; a rod; a perch.
Pole (v. t.) To furnish with poles for support; as, to pole beans or hops.
Pole (v. t.) To convey on poles; as, to pole hay into a barn.
Pole (v. t.) To impel by a pole or poles, as a boat.
Pole (v. t.) To stir, as molten glass, with a pole.
Pole (n.) Either extremity of an axis of a sphere; especially, one of the extremities of the earth's axis; as, the north pole.
Pole (n.) A point upon the surface of a sphere equally distant from every part of the circumference of a great circle; or the point in which a diameter of the sphere perpendicular to the plane of such circle meets the surface. Such a point is called the pole of that circle; as, the pole of the horizon; the pole of the ecliptic; the pole of a given meridian.
Pole (n.) One of the opposite or contrasted parts or directions in which a polar force is manifested; a point of maximum intensity of a force which has two such points, or which has polarity; as, the poles of a magnet; the north pole of a needle.
Pole (n.) The firmament; the sky.
Pole (n.) See Polarity, and Polar, n.
Poll (n.) A parrot; -- familiarly so called.
Poll (n.) One who does not try for honors, but is content to take a degree merely; a passman.
Poll (n.) The head; the back part of the head.
Poll (n.) A number or aggregate of heads; a list or register of heads or individuals.
Poll (n.) Specifically, the register of the names of electors who may vote in an election.
Poll (n.) The casting or recording of the votes of registered electors; as, the close of the poll.
Poll (n.) The place where the votes are cast or recorded; as, to go to the polls.
Poll (n.) The broad end of a hammer; the but of an ax.
Poll (n.) The European chub. See Pollard, 3 (a).
Poll (v. t.) To remove the poll or head of; hence, to remove the top or end of; to clip; to lop; to shear; as, to poll the head; to poll a tree.
Poll (v. t.) To cut off; to remove by clipping, shearing, etc.; to mow or crop; -- sometimes with off; as, to poll the hair; to poll wool; to poll grass.
Poll (v. t.) To extort from; to plunder; to strip.
Poll (v. t.) To impose a tax upon.
Poll (v. t.) To pay as one's personal tax.
Poll (v. t.) To enter, as polls or persons, in a list or register; to enroll, esp. for purposes of taxation; to enumerate one by one.
Poll (v. t.) To register or deposit, as a vote; to elicit or call forth, as votes or voters; as, he polled a hundred votes more than his opponent.
Poll (v. t.) To cut or shave smooth or even; to cut in a straight
Poll (v. i.) To vote at an election.
Polo (n.) A game of ball of Eastern origin, resembling hockey, with the players on horseback.
Polo (n.) A similar game played on the ice, or on a prepared floor, by players wearing skates.
Polt (n.) A blow or thump.
Polt (a.) Distorted.
Poly (n.) A whitish woolly plant (Teucrium Polium) of the order Labiatae, found throughout the Mediterranean region. The name, with sundry prefixes, is sometimes given to other related species of the same genus.
Pome (n.) A fruit composed of several cartilaginous or bony carpels inclosed in an adherent fleshy mass, which is partly receptacle and partly calyx, as an apple, quince, or pear.
Pome (n.) A ball of silver or other metal, which is filled with hot water, and used by the priest in cold weather to warm his hands during the service.
Pome (n.) To grow to a head, or form a head in growing.
Pomp (n.) A procession distinguished by ostentation and splendor; a pageant.
Pomp (n.) Show of magnificence; parade; display; power.
Pomp (v. i.) To make a pompons display; to conduct.
Pond (n.) A body of water, naturally or artificially confined, and usually of less extent than a lake.
Pond (v. t.) To make into a pond; to collect, as water, in a pond by damming.
Pond (v. t.) To ponder.
Pone (n.) A kind of johnnycake.
Pons (n.) A bridge; -- applied to several parts which connect others, but especially to the pons Varolii, a prominent band of nervous tissue situated on the ventral side of the medulla oblongata and connected at each side with the hemispheres of the cerebellum; the mesocephalon. See Brain.
Pony (n.) A small horse.
Pony (n.) Twenty-five pounds sterling.
Pony (n.) A translation or a key used to avoid study in getting lessons; a crib.
Pony (n.) A small glass of beer.
Pood (n.) A Russian weight, equal to forty Russian pounds or about thirty-six English pounds avoirdupois.
Pooh (interj.) Pshaw! pish! nonsense! -- an expression of scorn, dislike, or contempt.
Pool (n.) A small and rather deep collection of (usually) fresh water, as one supplied by a spring, or occurring in the course of a stream; a reservoir for water; as, the pools of Solomon.
Pool (n.) A small body of standing or stagnant water; a puddle.
Pool (n.) The stake played for in certain games of cards, billiards, etc.; an aggregated stake to which each player has contributed a snare; also, the receptacle for the stakes.
Pool (n.) A game at billiards, in which each of the players stakes a certain sum, the winner taking the whole; also, in public billiard rooms, a game in which the loser pays the entrance fee for all who engage in the game; a game of skill in pocketing the balls on a pool table.
Pool (n.) In rifle shooting, a contest in which each competitor pays a certain sum for every shot he makes, the net proceeds being divided among the winners.
Pool (n.) Any gambling or commercial venture in which several persons join.
Pool (n.) A combination of persons contributing money to be used for the purpose of increasing or depressing the market price of stocks, grain, or other commodities; also, the aggregate of the sums so contributed; as, the pool took all the wheat offered below the limit; he put $10,000 into the pool.
Pool (n.) A mutual arrangement between competing
Pool (n.) An aggregation of properties or rights, belonging to different people in a community, in a common fund, to be charged with common liabilities.
Pool (v. t.) To put together; to contribute to a common fund, on the basis of a mutual division of profits or losses; to make a common interest of; as, the companies pooled their traffic.
Pool (v. i.) To combine or contribute with others, as for a commercial, speculative, or gambling transaction.
Poon (n.) A name for several East Indian, or their wood, used for the masts and spars of vessels, as Calophyllum angustifolium, C. inophullum, and Sterculia foetida; -- called also peon.
Poop (n.) See 2d Poppy.
Poop (v. i.) To make a noise; to pop; also, to break wind.
Poop (n.) A deck raised above the after part of a vessel; the hindmost or after part of a vessel's hull; also, a cabin covered by such a deck. See Poop deck, under Deck. See also Roundhouse.
Poop (v. t.) To break over the poop or stern, as a wave.
Poop (v. t.) To strike in the stern, as by collision.
Poor (superl.) Destitute of property; wanting in material riches or goods; needy; indigent.
Poor (superl.) So completely destitute of property as to be entitled to maintenance from the public.
Poor (superl.) Destitute of such qualities as are desirable, or might naturally be expected
Poor (superl.) Wanting in fat, plumpness, or fleshiness; lean; emaciated; meager; as, a poor horse, ox, dog, etc.
Poor (superl.) Wanting in strength or vigor; feeble; dejected; as, poor health; poor spirits.
Poor (superl.) Of little value or worth; not good; inferior; shabby; mean; as, poor clothes; poor lodgings.
Poor (superl.) Destitute of fertility; exhausted; barren; sterile; -- said of land; as, poor soil.
Poor (superl.) Destitute of beauty, fitness, or merit; as, a poor discourse; a poor picture.
Poor (superl.) Without prosperous conditions or good results; unfavorable; unfortunate; unconformable; as, a poor business; the sick man had a poor night.
Poor (superl.) Inadequate; insufficient; insignificant; as, a poor excuse.
Poor (superl.) Worthy of pity or sympathy; -- used also sometimes as a term of endearment, or as an expression of modesty, and sometimes as a word of contempt.
Poor (superl.) Free from self-assertion; not proud or arrogant; meek.
Poor (n.) A small European codfish (Gadus minutus); -- called also power cod.
Pope (n.) Any ecclesiastic, esp. a bishop.
Pope (n.) The bishop of Rome, the head of the Roman Catholic Church. See Note under Cardinal.
Pope (n.) A parish priest, or a chaplain, of the Greek Church.
Pope (n.) A fish; the ruff.
Pore (v.) One of the minute orifices in an animal or vegetable membrane, for transpiration, absorption, etc.
Pore (v.) A minute opening or passageway; an interstice between the constituent particles or molecules of a body; as, the pores of stones.
Pore (v. i.) To look or gaze steadily in reading or studying; to fix the attention; to be absorbed; -- often with on or upon, and now usually with over.
Pork (n.) The flesh of swine, fresh or salted, used for food.
Port (n.) A dark red or purple astringent wine made in Portugal. It contains a large percentage of alcohol.
Port (v.) A place where ships may ride secure from storms; a sheltered inlet, bay, or cove; a harbor; a haven. Used also figuratively.
Port (v.) In law and commercial usage, a harbor where vessels are admitted to discharge and receive cargoes, from whence they depart and where they finish their voyages.
Port (n.) A passageway; an opening or entrance to an inclosed place; a gate; a door; a portal.
Port (n.) An opening in the side of a vessel; an embrasure through which cannon may be discharged; a porthole; also, the shutters which close such an opening.
Port (n.) A passageway in a machine, through which a fluid, as steam, water, etc., may pass, as from a valve to the interior of the cylinder of a steam engine; an opening in a valve seat, or valve face.
Port (v. t.) To carry; to bear; to transport.
Port (v. t.) To throw, as a musket, diagonally across the body, with the lock in front, the right hand grasping the small of the stock, and the barrel sloping upward and crossing the point of the left shoulder; as, to port arms.
Port (n.) The manner in which a person bears himself; deportment; carriage; bearing; demeanor; hence, manner or style of living; as, a proud port.
Port (n.) The larboard or left side of a ship (looking from the stern toward the bow); as, a vessel heels to port. See Note under Larboard. Also used adjectively.
Port (v. t.) To turn or put to the left or larboard side of a ship; -- said of the helm, and used chiefly in the imperative, as a command; as, port your helm.
Pory (a.) Porous; as, pory stone. [R.] Dryden.
Pose (a.) Standing still, with all the feet on the ground; -- said of the attitude of a lion, horse, or other beast.
Pose (n.) A cold in the head; catarrh.
Pose (v. t.) The attitude or position of a person; the position of the body or of any member of the body; especially, a position formally assumed for the sake of effect; an artificial position; as, the pose of an actor; the pose of an artist's model or of a statue.
Pose (v. t.) To place in an attitude or fixed position, for the sake of effect; to arrange the posture and drapery of (a person) in a studied manner; as, to pose a model for a picture; to pose a sitter for a portrait.
Pose (v. i.) To assume and maintain a studied attitude, with studied arrangement of drapery; to strike an attitude; to attitudinize; figuratively, to assume or affect a certain character; as, she poses as a prude.
Pose (v. t.) To interrogate; to question.
Pose (v. t.) To question with a view to puzzling; to embarrass by questioning or scrutiny; to bring to a stand.
Poss (v. t.) To push; to dash; to throw.
Post (a.) Hired to do what is wrong; suborned.
Post (n.) A piece of timber, metal, or other solid substance, fixed, or to be fixed, firmly in an upright position, especially when intended as a stay or support to something else; a pillar; as, a hitching post; a fence post; the posts of a house.
Post (n.) The doorpost of a victualer's shop or inn, on which were chalked the scores of customers; hence, a score; a debt.
Post (n.) The place at which anything is stopped, placed, or fixed; a station.
Post (n.) A station, or one of a series of stations, established for the refreshment and accommodation of travelers on some recognized route; as, a stage or railway post.
Post (n.) A military station; the place at which a soldier or a body of troops is stationed; also, the troops at such a station.
Post (n.) The piece of ground to which a sentinel's walk is limited.
Post (n.) A messenger who goes from station; an express; especially, one who is employed by the government to carry letters and parcels regularly from one place to another; a letter carrier; a postman.
Post (n.) An established conveyance for letters from one place or station to another; especially, the governmental system in any country for carrying and distributing letters and parcels; the post office; the mail; hence, the carriage by which the mail is transported.
Post (n.) Haste or speed, like that of a messenger or mail carrier.
Post (n.) One who has charge of a station, especially of a postal station.
Post (n.) A station, office, or position of service, trust, or emolument; as, the post of duty; the post of danger.
Post (n.) A size of printing and writing paper. See the Table under Paper.
Post (v. t.) To attach to a post, a wall, or other usual place of affixing public notices; to placard; as, to post a notice; to post playbills.
Post (v. t.) To hold up to public blame or reproach; to advertise opprobriously; to denounce by public proclamation; as, to post one for cowardice.
Post (v. t.) To enter (a name) on a list, as for service, promotion, or the like.
Post (v. t.) To assign to a station; to set; to place; as, to post a sentinel.
Post (v. t.) To carry, as an account, from the journal to the ledger; as, to post an account; to transfer, as accounts, to the ledger.
Post (v. t.) To place in the care of the post; to mail; as, to post a letter.
Post (v. t.) To inform; to give the news to; to make (one) acquainted with the details of a subject; -- often with up.
Post (v. i.) To travel with post horses; figuratively, to travel in haste.
Post (v. i.) To rise and sink in the saddle, in accordance with the motion of the horse, esp. in trotting.
Post (adv.) With post horses; hence, in haste; as, to travel post.
Posy (n.) A brief poetical sentiment; hence, any brief sentiment, motto, or legend; especially, one inscribed on a ring.
Posy (n.) A flower; a bouquet; a nosegay.
Pott (n.) A size of paper. See under Paper.
Poup (v. i.) See Powp.
Pour (a.) Poor.
Pour (v. i.) To pore.
Pour (v. t.) To cause to flow in a stream, as a liquid or anything flowing like a liquid, either out of a vessel or into it; as, to pour water from a pail; to pour wine into a decanter; to pour oil upon the waters; to pour out sand or dust.
Pour (v. t.) To send forth as in a stream or a flood; to emit; to let escape freely or wholly.
Pour (v. t.) To send forth from, as in a stream; to discharge uninterruptedly.
Pour (v. i.) To flow, pass, or issue in a stream, or as a stream; to fall continuously and abundantly; as, the rain pours; the people poured out of the theater.
Pour (n.) A stream, or something like a stream; a flood.
Pout (n.) The young of some birds, as grouse; a young fowl.
Pout (v. i.) To shoot pouts.
Pout (v. i.) To thrust out the lips, as in sullenness or displeasure; hence, to look sullen.
Pout (v. i.) To protrude.
Pout (n.) A sullen protrusion of the lips; a fit of sullenness.
Pout (n.) The European whiting pout or bib.
Powp (v. i.) See Poop, v. i.
Poze (v. t.) See 5th Pose.
Road (n.) A journey, or stage of a journey.
Road (n.) An inroad; an invasion; a raid.
Road (n.) A place where one may ride; an open way or public passage for vehicles, persons, and animals; a track for travel, forming a means of communication between one city, town, or place, and another.
Road (n.) A place where ships may ride at anchor at some distance from the shore; a roadstead; -- often in the plural; as, Hampton Roads.
Roam (v. i.) To go from place to place without any certain purpose or direction; to rove; to wander.
Roam (v. t.) To range or wander over.
Roam (n.) The act of roaming; a wandering; a ramble; as, he began his roam o'er hill amd dale.
Roan (a.) Having a bay, chestnut, brown, or black color, with gray or white thickly interspersed; -- said of a horse.
Roan (a.) Made of the leather called roan; as, roan binding.
Roan (n.) The color of a roan horse; a roan color.
Roan (n.) A roan horse.
Roan (n.) A kind of leather used for slippers, bookbinding, etc., made from sheepskin, tanned with sumac and colored to imitate ungrained morocco.
Roar (v. i.) To cry with a full, loud, continued sound.
Roar (v. i.) To bellow, or utter a deep, loud cry, as a lion or other beast.
Roar (v. i.) To cry loudly, as in pain, distress, or anger.
Roar (v. i.) To make a loud, confused sound, as winds, waves, passing vehicles, a crowd of persons when shouting together, or the like.
Roar (v. i.) To be boisterous; to be disorderly.
Roar (v. i.) To laugh out loudly and continuously; as, the hearers roared at his jokes.
Roar (v. i.) To make a loud noise in breathing, as horses having a certain disease. See Roaring, 2.
Roar (v. t.) To cry aloud; to proclaim loudly.
Roar (n.) The sound of roaring.
Roar (n.) The deep, loud cry of a wild beast; as, the roar of a lion.
Roar (n.) The cry of one in pain, distress, anger, or the like.
Roar (n.) A loud, continuous, and confused sound; as, the roar of a cannon, of the wind, or the waves; the roar of ocean.
Roar (n.) A boisterous outcry or shouting, as in mirth.
Robe (v. t.) An outer garment; a dress of a rich, flowing, and elegant style or make; hence, a dress of state, rank, office, or the like.
Robe (v. t.) A skin of an animal, especially, a skin of the bison, dressed with the fur on, and used as a wrap.
Robe (v. t.) To invest with a robe or robes; to dress; to array; as, fields robed with green.
-men (pl. ) of Robertsman
Rock (n.) See Roc.
Rock (n.) A distaff used in spinning; the staff or frame about which flax is arranged, and from which the thread is drawn in spinning.
Rock (n.) A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed stone or crag. See Stone.
Rock (n.) Any natural deposit forming a part of the earth's crust, whether consolidated or not, including sand, earth, clay, etc., when in natural beds.
Rock (n.) That which resembles a rock in firmness; a defense; a support; a refuge.
Rock (n.) Fig.: Anything which causes a disaster or wreck resembling the wreck of a vessel upon a rock.
Rock (n.) The striped bass. See under Bass.
Rock (v. t.) To cause to sway backward and forward, as a body resting on a support beneath; as, to rock a cradle or chair; to cause to vibrate; to cause to reel or totter.
Rock (v. t.) To move as in a cradle; hence, to put to sleep by rocking; to still; to quiet.
Rock (v. i.) To move or be moved backward and forward; to be violently agitated; to reel; to totter.
Rock (v. i.) To roll or saway backward and forward upon a support; as, to rock in a rocking-chair.
Rode (n.) Redness; complexion.
Rode () imp. of Ride.
Rode (n.) See Rood, the cross.
Rody (a.) Ruddy.
Roed (a.) Filled with roe.
Roil (v.) To render turbid by stirring up the dregs or sediment of; as, to roil wine, cider, etc. , in casks or bottles; to roil a spring.
Roil (v.) To disturb, as the temper; to ruffle the temper of; to rouse the passion of resentment in; to perplex.
Roil (v. i.) To wander; to roam.
Roil (v. i.) To romp.
Roin (v. t.) See Royne.
Roin (n.) A scab; a scurf, or scurfy spot.
Roke (n.) Mist; smoke; damp
Roke (n.) A vein of ore.
Roky (a.) Misty; foggy; cloudy.
Role (n.) A part, or character, performed by an actor in a drama; hence, a part of function taken or assumed by any one; as, he has now taken the role of philanthropist.
Roll (n.) To cause to revolve by turning over and over; to move by turning on an axis; to impel forward by causing to turn over and over on a supporting surface; as, to roll a wheel, a ball, or a barrel.
Roll (n.) To wrap round on itself; to form into a spherical or cylindrical body by causing to turn over and over; as, to roll a sheet of paper; to roll parchment; to roll clay or putty into a ball.
Roll (n.) To bind or involve by winding, as in a bandage; to inwrap; -- often with up; as, to roll up a parcel.
Roll (n.) To drive or impel forward with an easy motion, as of rolling; as, a river rolls its waters to the ocean.
Roll (n.) To utter copiously, esp. with sounding words; to utter with a deep sound; -- often with forth, or out; as, to roll forth some one's praises; to roll out sentences.
Roll (n.) To press or level with a roller; to spread or form with a roll, roller, or rollers; as, to roll a field; to roll paste; to roll steel rails, etc.
Roll (n.) To move, or cause to be moved, upon, or by means of, rollers or small wheels.
Roll (n.) To beat with rapid, continuous strokes, as a drum; to sound a roll upon.
Roll (n.) To apply (one
Roll (n.) To turn over in one's mind; to revolve.
Roll (v. i.) To move, as a curved object may, along a surface by rotation without sliding; to revolve upon an axis; to turn over and over; as, a ball or wheel rolls on the earth; a body rolls on an inc
Roll (v. i.) To move on wheels; as, the carriage rolls along the street.
Roll (v. i.) To be wound or formed into a cylinder or ball; as, the cloth rolls unevenly; the snow rolls well.
Roll (v. i.) To fall or tumble; -- with over; as, a stream rolls over a precipice.
Roll (v. i.) To perform a periodical revolution; to move onward as with a revolution; as, the rolling year; ages roll away.
Roll (v. i.) To turn; to move circularly.
Roll (v. i.) To move, as waves or billows, with alternate swell and depression.
Roll (v. i.) To inc
Roll (v. i.) To turn over, or from side to side, while lying down; to wallow; as, a horse rolls.
Roll (v. i.) To spread under a roller or rolling-pin; as, the paste rolls well.
Roll (v. i.) To beat a drum with strokes so rapid that they can scarcely be distinguished by the ear.
Roll (v. i.) To make a loud or heavy rumbling noise; as, the thunder rolls.
Roll (v.) The act of rolling, or state of being rolled; as, the roll of a ball; the roll of waves.
Roll (v.) That which rolls; a roller.
Roll (v.) A heavy cylinder used to break clods.
Roll (v.) One of a set of revolving cylinders, or rollers, between which metal is pressed, formed, or smoothed, as in a rolling mill; as, to pass rails through the rolls.
Roll (v.) That which is rolled up; as, a roll of fat, of wool, paper, cloth, etc.
Roll (v.) A document written on a piece of parchment, paper, or other materials which may be rolled up; a scroll.
Roll (v.) Hence, an official or public document; a register; a record; also, a catalogue; a list.
Roll (v.) A quantity of cloth wound into a cylindrical form; as, a roll of carpeting; a roll of ribbon.
Roll (v.) A cylindrical twist of tobacco.
Roll (v.) A kind of shortened raised biscuit or bread, often rolled or doubled upon itself.
Roll (v.) The oscillating movement of a vessel from side to side, in sea way, as distinguished from the alternate rise and fall of bow and stern called pitching.
Roll (v.) A heavy, reverberatory sound; as, the roll of cannon, or of thunder.
Roll (v.) The uniform beating of a drum with strokes so rapid as scarcely to be distinguished by the ear.
Roll (v.) Part; office; duty; role.
Romp (v. i.) To play rudely and boisterously; to leap and frisk about in play.
Romp (n.) A girl who indulges in boisterous play.
Romp (n.) Rude, boisterous play or frolic; rough sport.
Rong () imp. & p. p. of Ring.
Rong (n.) Rung (of a ladder).
Ront (n.) A runt.
Rood (n.) A representation in sculpture or in painting of the cross with Christ hanging on it.
Rood (n.) A measure of five and a half yards in length; a rod; a perch; a pole.
Rood (n.) The fourth part of an acre, or forty square rods.
Roof (n.) The cover of any building, including the roofing (see Roofing) and all the materials and construction necessary to carry and maintain the same upon the walls or other uprights. In the case of a building with vaulted ceilings protected by an outer roof, some writers call the vault the roof, and the outer protection the roof mask. It is better, however, to consider the vault as the ceiling only, in cases where it has farther covering.
Roof (n.) That which resembles, or corresponds to, the covering or the ceiling of a house; as, the roof of a cavern; the roof of the mouth.
Roof (n.) The surface or bed of rock immediately overlying a bed of coal or a flat vein.
Roof (v. t.) To cover with a roof.
Roof (v. t.) To inclose in a house; figuratively, to shelter.
Rook (n.) Mist; fog. See Roke.
Rook (v. i.) To squat; to ruck.
Rook (n.) One of the four pieces placed on the corner squares of the board; a castle.
Rook (n.) A European bird (Corvus frugilegus) resembling the crow, but smaller. It is black, with purple and violet reflections. The base of the beak and the region around it are covered with a rough, scabrous skin, which in old birds is whitish. It is gregarious in its habits. The name is also applied to related Asiatic species.
Rook (n.) A trickish, rapacious fellow; a cheat; a sharper.
Rook (v. t. & i.) To cheat; to defraud by cheating.
Room (n.) Unobstructed spase; space which may be occupied by or devoted to any object; compass; extent of place, great or small; as, there is not room for a house; the table takes up too much room.
Room (n.) A particular portion of space appropriated for occupancy; a place to sit, stand, or lie; a seat.
Room (n.) Especially, space in a building or ship inclosed or set apart by a partition; an apartment or chamber.
Room (n.) Place or position in society; office; rank; post; station; also, a place or station once belonging to, or occupied by, another, and vacated.
Room (n.) Possibility of admission; ability to admit; opportunity to act; fit occasion; as, to leave room for hope.
Room (v. i.) To occupy a room or rooms; to lodge; as, they arranged to room together.
Room (a.) Spacious; roomy.
Roon (a. & n.) Vermilion red; red.
Roop (n.) See Roup.
Root (v. i.) To turn up the earth with the snout, as swine.
Root (v. i.) Hence, to seek for favor or advancement by low arts or groveling servility; to fawn servilely.
Root (v. t.) To turn up or to dig out with the snout; as, the swine roots the earth.
Root (n.) The underground portion of a plant, whether a true root or a tuber, a bulb or rootstock, as in the potato, the onion, or the sweet flag.
Root (n.) The descending, and commonly branching, axis of a plant, increasing in length by growth at its extremity only, not divided into joints, leafless and without buds, and having for its offices to fix the plant in the earth, to supply it with moisture and soluble matters, and sometimes to serve as a reservoir of nutriment for future growth. A true root, however, may never reach the ground, but may be attached to a wall, etc., as in the ivy, or may hang loosely in the air, as in some epip
Root (n.) An edible or esculent root, especially of such plants as produce a single root, as the beet, carrot, etc.; as, the root crop.
Root (n.) That which resembles a root in position or function, esp. as a source of nourishment or support; that from which anything proceeds as if by growth or development; as, the root of a tooth, a nail, a cancer, and the like.
Root (n.) An ancestor or progenitor; and hence, an early race; a stem.
Root (n.) A primitive form of speech; one of the earliest terms employed in language; a word from which other words are formed; a radix, or radical.
Root (n.) The cause or occasion by which anything is brought about; the source.
Root (n.) That factor of a quantity which when multiplied into itself will produce that quantity; thus, 3 is a root of 9, because 3 multiplied into itself produces 9; 3 is the cube root of 27.
Root (n.) The fundamental tone of any chord; the tone from whose harmonics, or overtones, a chord is composed.
Root (n.) The lowest place, position, or part.
Root (n.) The time which to reckon in making calculations.
Root (v. i.) To fix the root; to enter the earth, as roots; to take root and begin to grow.
Root (v. i.) To be firmly fixed; to be established.
Root (v. t.) To plant and fix deeply in the earth, or as in the earth; to implant firmly; hence, to make deep or radical; to establish; -- used chiefly in the participle; as, rooted trees or forests; rooted dislike.
Root (v. t.) To tear up by the root; to eradicate; to extirpate; -- with up, out, or away.
Rope (n.) A large, stout cord, usually one not less than an inch in circumference, made of strands twisted or braided together. It differs from cord,
Rope (n.) A row or string consisting of a number of things united, as by braiding, twining, etc.; as, a rope of onions.
Rope (n.) The small intestines; as, the ropes of birds.
Rope (v. i.) To be formed into rope; to draw out or extend into a filament or thread, as by means of any glutinous or adhesive quality.
Rope (v. t.) To bind, fasten, or tie with a rope or cord; as, to rope a bale of goods.
Rope (v. t.) To connect or fasten together, as a party of mountain climbers, with a rope.
Rope (v. t.) To partition, separate, or divide off, by means of a rope, so as to include or exclude something; as, to rope in, or rope off, a plot of ground; to rope out a crowd.
Rope (v. t.) To lasso (a steer, horse).
Rope (v. t.) To draw, as with a rope; to entice; to inveigle; to decoy; as, to rope in customers or voters.
Rope (v. t.) To prevent from winning (as a horse), by pulling or curbing.
Ropy (a.) capable of being drawn into a thread, as a glutinous substance; stringy; viscous; tenacious; glutinous; as ropy sirup; ropy lees.
Rory (a.) Dewy.
Rose () imp. of Rise.
Rose (n.) A flower and shrub of any species of the genus Rosa, of which there are many species, mostly found in the morthern hemispere
Rose (n.) A knot of ribbon formed like a rose; a rose knot; a rosette, esp. one worn on a shoe.
Rose (n.) A rose window. See Rose window, below.
Rose (n.) A perforated nozzle, as of a pipe, spout, etc., for delivering water in fine jets; a rosehead; also, a strainer at the foot of a pump.
Rose (n.) The erysipelas.
Rose (n.) The card of the mariner's compass; also, a circular card with radiating
Rose (n.) The color of a rose; rose-red; pink.
Rose (n.) A diamond. See Rose diamond, below.
Rose (v. t.) To render rose-colored; to redden; to flush.
Rose (v. t.) To perfume, as with roses.
Ross (n.) The rough, scaly matter on the surface of the bark of trees.
Ross (v. t.) To divest of the ross, or rough, scaly surface; as, to ross bark.
Rost (n.) See Roust.
Rosy (superl.) Resembling a rose in color, form, or qualities; blooming; red; blushing; also, adorned with roses.
Rota (n.) An ecclesiastical court of Rome, called also Rota Romana, that takes cognizance of suits by appeal. It consists of twelve members.
Rota (n.) A short-lived political club established in 1659 by J.Harrington to inculcate the democratic doctrine of election of the principal officers of the state by ballot, and the annual retirement of a portion of Parliament.
Rota (n.) A species of zither, played like a guitar, used in the Middle Ages in church music; -- written also rotta.
Rote (n.) A root.
Rote (n.) A kind of guitar, the notes of which were produced by a small wheel or wheel-like arrangement; an instrument similar to the hurdy-gurdy.
Rote (n.) The noise produced by the surf of the sea dashing upon the shore. See Rut.
Rote (n.) A frequent repetition of forms of speech without attention to the meaning; mere repetition; as, to learn rules by rote.
Rote (v. t.) To learn or repeat by rote.
Rote (v. i.) To go out by rotation or succession; to rotate.
Roty (v. t.) To make rotten.
Roue (n.) One devoted to a life of sensual pleasure; a debauchee; a rake.
Rouk (v. i.) See 5th Ruck, and Roke.
Roun (v. i. & t.) Alt. of Rown
Rown (v. i. & t.) To whisper.
Roup (v. i. & t.) To cry or shout; hence, to sell by auction.
Roup (n.) An outcry; hence, a sale of gods by auction.
Roup (n.) A disease in poultry. See Pip.
Rout (v. i.) To roar; to bellow; to snort; to snore loudly.
Rout (n.) A bellowing; a shouting; noise; clamor; uproar; disturbance; tumult.
Rout (v. t.) To scoop out with a gouge or other tool; to furrow.
Rout (v. i.) To search or root in the ground, as a swine.
Rout (n.) A troop; a throng; a company; an assembly; especially, a traveling company or throng.
Rout (n.) A disorderly and tumultuous crowd; a mob; hence, the rabble; the herd of common people.
Rout (n.) The state of being disorganized and thrown into confusion; -- said especially of an army defeated, broken in pieces, and put to flight in disorder or panic; also, the act of defeating and breaking up an army; as, the rout of the enemy was complete.
Rout (n.) A disturbance of the peace by persons assembled together with intent to do a thing which, if executed, would make them rioters, and actually making a motion toward the executing thereof.
Rout (n.) A fashionable assembly, or large evening party.
Rout (v. t.) To break the ranks of, as troops, and put them to flight in disorder; to put to rout.
Rout (v. i.) To assemble in a crowd, whether orderly or disorderly; to collect in company.
Roux (n.) A thickening, made of flour, for soups and gravies.
Rove (v. t.) To draw through an eye or aperture.
Rove (v. t.) To draw out into flakes; to card, as wool.
Rove (v. t.) To twist slightly; to bring together, as slivers of wool or cotton, and twist slightly before spinning.
Rove (n.) A copper washer upon which the end of a nail is clinched in boat building.
Rove (n.) A roll or sliver of wool or cotton drawn out and slighty twisted, preparatory to further process; a roving.
Rove (v. i.) To practice robbery on the seas; to wander about on the seas in piracy.
Rove (v. i.) Hence, to wander; to ramble; to rauge; to go, move, or pass without certain direction in any manner, by sailing, walking, riding, flying, or otherwise.
Rove (v. i.) To shoot at rovers; hence, to shoot at an angle of elevation, not at point-blank (rovers usually being beyond the point-blank range).
Rove (v. t.) To wander over or through.
Rove (v. t.) To plow into ridges by turning the earth of two furrows together.
Rove (n.) The act of wandering; a ramble.
Rown (v. i. & t.) see Roun.
Soak (v. t.) To cause or suffer to lie in a fluid till the substance has imbibed what it can contain; to macerate in water or other liquid; to steep, as for the purpose of softening or freshening; as, to soak cloth; to soak bread; to soak salt meat, salt fish, or the like.
Soak (v. t.) To drench; to wet thoroughly.
Soak (v. t.) To draw in by the pores, or through small passages; as, a sponge soaks up water; the skin soaks in moisture.
Soak (v. t.) To make (its way) by entering pores or interstices; -- often with through.
Soak (v. t.) Fig.: To absorb; to drain.
Soak (v. i.) To lie steeping in water or other liquid; to become sturated; as, let the cloth lie and soak.
Soak (v. i.) To enter (into something) by pores or interstices; as, water soaks into the earth or other porous matter.
Soak (v. i.) To drink intemperately or gluttonously.
Soal (n.) The sole of a shoe.
Soal (n.) See Sole, the fish.
Soal (n.) A dirty pond.
Soam (n.) A chain by which a leading horse draws a plow.
Soap (n.) A substance which dissolves in water, thus forming a lather, and is used as a cleansing agent. Soap is produced by combining fats or oils with alkalies or alka
Soap (v. t.) To rub or wash over with soap.
Soap (v. t.) To flatter; to wheedle.
Soar (v. i.) To fly aloft, as a bird; to mount upward on wings, or as on wings.
Soar (v. i.) Fig.: To rise in thought, spirits, or imagination; to be exalted in mood.
Soar (n.) The act of soaring; upward flight.
Soar (a.) See 3d Sore.
Soar (a.) See Sore, reddish brown.
Sock (n.) A plowshare.
Sock (n.) The shoe worn by actors of comedy in ancient Greece and Rome, -- used as a symbol of comedy, or of the comic drama, as distinguished from tragedy, which is symbolized by the buskin.
Sock (n.) A knit or woven covering for the foot and lower leg; a stocking with a short leg.
Sock (n.) A warm inner sole for a shoe.
Soda (n.) Sodium oxide or hydroxide.
Soda (n.) Popularly, sodium carbonate or bicarbonate.
Sofa (n.) A long seat, usually with a cushioned bottom, back, and ends; -- much used as a comfortable piece of furniture.
Sofi (n.) Same as Sufi.
Soft (superl.) Easily yielding to pressure; easily impressed, molded, or cut; not firm in resisting; impressible; yielding; also, malleable; -- opposed to hard; as, a soft bed; a soft peach; soft earth; soft wood or metal.
Soft (superl.) Not rough, rugged, or harsh to the touch; smooth; delicate; fine; as, soft silk; a soft skin.
Soft (superl.) Hence, agreeable to feel, taste, or inhale; not irritating to the tissues; as, a soft liniment; soft wines.
Soft (superl.) Not harsh or offensive to the sight; not glaring; pleasing to the eye; not exciting by intensity of color or violent contrast; as, soft hues or tints.
Soft (superl.) Not harsh or rough in sound; gentle and pleasing to the ear; flowing; as, soft whispers of music.
Soft (superl.) Easily yielding; susceptible to influence; flexible; gentle; kind.
Soft (superl.) Expressing gentleness, tenderness, or the like; mild; conciliatory; courteous; kind; as, soft eyes.
Soft (superl.) Effeminate; not courageous or manly, weak.
Soft (superl.) Gentle in action or motion; easy.
Soft (superl.) Weak in character; impressible.
Soft (superl.) Somewhat weak in intellect.
Soft (superl.) Quiet; undisturbed; paceful; as, soft slumbers.
Soft (superl.) Having, or consisting of, a gentle curve or curves; not angular or abrupt; as, soft out
Soft (superl.) Not tinged with mineral salts; adapted to decompose soap; as, soft water is the best for washing.
Soft (superl.) Applied to a palatal, a sibilant, or a dental consonant (as g in gem, c in cent, etc.) as distinguished from a guttural mute (as g in go, c in cone, etc.); -- opposed to hard.
Soft (superl.) Belonging to the class of sonant elements as distinguished from the surd, and considered as involving less force in utterance; as, b, d, g, z, v, etc., in contrast with p, t, k, s, f, etc.
Soft (n.) A soft or foolish person; an idiot.
Soft (adv.) Softly; without roughness or harshness; gently; quietly.
Soft (interj.) Be quiet; hold; stop; not so fast.
Soho (interj.) Ho; -- a word used in calling from a distant place; a sportsman's halloo.
Soil (v. t.) To feed, as cattle or horses, in the barn or an inclosure, with fresh grass or green food cut for them, instead of sending them out to pasture; hence (such food having the effect of purging them), to purge by feeding on green food; as, to soil a horse.
Soil (n.) The upper stratum of the earth; the mold, or that compound substance which furnishes nutriment to plants, or which is particularly adapted to support and nourish them.
Soil (n.) Land; country.
Soil (n.) Dung; faeces; compost; manure; as, night soil.
Soil (v. t.) To enrich with soil or muck; to manure.
Soil (n.) A marshy or miry place to which a hunted boar resorts for refuge; hence, a wet place, stream, or tract of water, sought for by other game, as deer.
Soil (n.) To make dirty or unclean on the surface; to foul; to dirty; to defile; as, to soil a garment with dust.
Soil (n.) To stain or mar, as with infamy or disgrace; to tarnish; to sully.
Soil (v. i.) To become soiled; as, light colors soil sooner than dark ones.
Soil (n.) That which soils or pollutes; a soiled place; spot; stain.
Soja (n.) An Asiatic leguminous herb (Glycine Soja) the seeds of which are used in preparing the sauce called soy.
Soke (n.) See Soc.
Soke (n.) One of the small territorial divisions into which Lincolnshire, England, is divided.
Soko (n.) An African anthropoid ape, supposed to be a variety of the chimpanzee.
Sola (a.) See Solus.
Sola (n.) A leguminous plant (Aeschynomene aspera) growing in moist places in Southern India and the East Indies. Its pithlike stem is used for making hats, swimming-jackets, etc.
Sold () imp. & p. p. of Sell.
Sold (n.) Solary; military pay.
Sole (n.) Any one of several species of flatfishes of the genus Solea and allied genera of the family Soleidae, especially the common European species (Solea vulgaris), which is a valuable food fish.
Sole (n.) Any one of several American flounders somewhat resembling the true sole in form or quality, as the California sole (Lepidopsetta bi
Sole (n.) The bottom of the foot; hence, also, rarely, the foot itself.
Sole (n.) The bottom of a shoe or boot, or the piece of leather which constitutes the bottom.
Sole (n.) The bottom or lower part of anything, or that on which anything rests in standing.
Sole (n.) The bottom of the body of a plow; -- called also slade; also, the bottom of a furrow.
Sole (n.) The horny substance under a horse's foot, which protects the more tender parts.
Sole (n.) The bottom of an embrasure.
Sole (n.) A piece of timber attached to the lower part of the rudder, to make it even with the false keel.
Sole (n.) The seat or bottom of a mine; -- applied to horizontal veins or lodes.
Sole (v. t.) To furnish with a sole; as, to sole a shoe.
Sole (a.) Being or acting without another; single; individual; only.
Sole (a.) Single; unmarried; as, a feme sole.
Soli (n.) pl. of Solo.
Soli (pl. ) of Solo
Solo (a.) A tune, air, strain, or a whole piece, played by a single person on an instrument, or sung by a single voice.
Sola (fem. a.) Alone; -- chiefly used in stage directions, and the like.
Soly (adv.) Solely.
Soma (n.) The whole axial portion of an animal, including the head, neck, trunk, and tail.
Some (a.) Consisting of a greater or less portion or sum; composed of a quantity or number which is not stated; -- used to express an indefinite quantity or number; as, some wine; some water; some persons. Used also pronominally; as, I have some.
Some (a.) A certain; one; -- indicating a person, thing, event, etc., as not known individually, or designated more specifically; as, some man, that is, some one man.
Some (a.) Not much; a little; moderate; as, the censure was to some extent just.
Some (a.) About; near; more or less; -- used commonly with numerals, but formerly also with a singular substantive of time or distance; as, a village of some eighty houses; some two or three persons; some hour hence.
Some (a.) Considerable in number or quality.
Some (a.) Certain; those of one part or portion; -- in distinct from other or others; as, some men believe one thing, and others another.
Some (a.) A part; a portion; -- used pronominally, and followed sometimes by of; as, some of our provisions.
Sond (v. t.) Alt. of Sonde
Song (n.) That which is sung or uttered with musical modulations of the voice, whether of a human being or of a bird, insect, etc.
Song (n.) A lyrical poem adapted to vocal music; a ballad.
Song (n.) More generally, any poetical strain; a poem.
Song (n.) Poetical composition; poetry; verse.
Song (n.) An object of derision; a laughingstock.
Song (n.) A trifle.
Soon (adv.) In a short time; shortly after any time specified or supposed; as, soon after sunrise.
Soon (adv.) Without the usual delay; before any time supposed; early.
Soon (adv.) Promptly; quickly; easily.
Soon (adv.) Readily; willingly; -- in this sense used with would, or some other word expressing will.
Soon (a.) Speedy; quick.
Soot (n.) A black substance formed by combustion, or disengaged from fuel in the process of combustion, which rises in fine particles, and adheres to the sides of the chimney or pipe conveying the smoke; strictly, the fine powder, consisting chiefly of carbon, which colors smoke, and which is the result of imperfect combustion. See Smoke.
Soot (v. t.) To cover or dress with soot; to smut with, or as with, soot; as, to soot land.
Soot (a.) Alt. of Soote
Sope (n.) See Soap.
Soph (n.) A contraction of Soph ister.
Soph (n.) A contraction of Sophomore.
Sora (n.) A North American rail (Porzana Carolina) common in the Eastern United States. Its back is golden brown, varied with black and white, the front of the head and throat black, the breast and sides of the head and neck slate-colored. Called also American rail, Carolina rail, Carolina crake, common rail, sora rail, soree, meadow chicken, and orto.
Sorb (n.) The wild service tree (Pyrus torminalis) of Europe; also, the rowan tree.
Sorb (n.) The fruit of these trees.
Sord (n.) See Sward.
Sore (n.) Reddish brown; sorrel.
Sore (n.) A young hawk or falcon in the first year.
Sore (n.) A young buck in the fourth year. See the Note under Buck.
Sore (superl.) Tender to the touch; susceptible of pain from pressure; inflamed; painful; -- said of the body or its parts; as, a sore hand.
Sore (superl.) Fig.: Sensitive; tender; easily pained, grieved, or vexed; very susceptible of irritation.
Sore (superl.) Severe; afflictive; distressing; as, a sore disease; sore evil or calamity.
Sore (superl.) Criminal; wrong; evil.
Sore (a.) A place in an animal body where the skin and flesh are ruptured or bruised, so as to be tender or painful; a painful or diseased place, such as an ulcer or a boil.
Sore (a.) Fig.: Grief; affliction; trouble; difficulty.
Sore (a.) In a sore manner; with pain; grievously.
Sore (a.) Greatly; violently; deeply.
Sori (n.) pl. of Sorus.
Sorn (v. i.) To obtrude one's self on another for bed and board.
Sors (n.) A lot; also, a kind of divination by means of lots.
Sort (n.) Chance; lot; destiny.
Sort (n.) A kind or species; any number or collection of individual persons or things characterized by the same or like qualities; a class or order; as, a sort of men; a sort of horses; a sort of trees; a sort of poems.
Sort (n.) Manner; form of being or acting.
Sort (n.) Condition above the vulgar; rank.
Sort (n.) A chance group; a company of persons who happen to be together; a troop; also, an assemblage of animals.
Sort (n.) A pair; a set; a suit.
Sort (n.) Letters, figures, points, marks, spaces, or quadrats, belonging to a case, separately considered.
Sort (v. t.) To separate, and place in distinct classes or divisions, as things having different qualities; as, to sort cloths according to their colors; to sort wool or thread according to its fineness.
Sort (v. t.) To reduce to order from a confused state.
Sort (v. t.) To conjoin; to put together in distribution; to class.
Sort (v. t.) To choose from a number; to select; to cull.
Sort (v. t.) To conform; to adapt; to accommodate.
Sort (v. i.) To join or associate with others, esp. with others of the same kind or species; to agree.
Sort (v. i.) To suit; to fit; to be in accord; to harmonize.
Sori (pl. ) of Sorus
Sory (n.) Green vitriol, or some earth imregnated with it.
Soss (v. i.) To fall at once into a chair or seat; to sit lazily.
Soss (v. t.) To throw in a negligent or careless manner; to toss.
Soss (n.) A lazy fellow.
Soss (n.) A heavy fall.
Soss (n.) Anything dirty or muddy; a dirty puddle.
Sote (a.) Sweet.
Sous (pl. ) of Sou
Soul (a.) Sole.
Soul (a.) Sole.
Soul (v. i.) To afford suitable sustenance.
Soul (n.) The spiritual, rational, and immortal part in man; that part of man which enables him to think, and which renders him a subject of moral government; -- sometimes, in distinction from the higher nature, or spirit, of man, the so-called animal soul, that is, the seat of life, the sensitive affections and phantasy, exclusive of the voluntary and rational powers; -- sometimes, in distinction from the mind, the moral and emotional part of man's nature, the seat of feeling, in distinction
Soul (n.) The seat of real life or vitality; the source of action; the animating or essential part.
Soul (n.) The leader; the inspirer; the moving spirit; the heart; as, the soul of an enterprise; an able general is the soul of his army.
Soul (n.) Energy; courage; spirit; fervor; affection, or any other noble manifestation of the heart or moral nature; inherent power or goodness.
Soul (n.) A human being; a person; -- a familiar appellation, usually with a qualifying epithet; as, poor soul.
Soul (n.) A pure or disembodied spirit.
Soul (v. t.) To indue with a soul; to furnish with a soul or mind.
Soun (n. & v.) Sound.
Soup (n.) A liquid food of many kinds, usually made by boiling meat and vegetables, or either of them, in water, -- commonly seasoned or flavored; strong broth.
Soup (v. t.) To sup or swallow.
Soup (v. t.) To breathe out.
Soup (v. t.) To sweep. See Sweep, and Swoop.
Sour (superl.) Having an acid or sharp, biting taste, like vinegar, and the juices of most unripe fruits; acid; tart.
Sour (superl.) Changed, as by keeping, so as to be acid, rancid, or musty, turned.
Sour (superl.) Disagreeable; unpleasant; hence; cross; crabbed; peevish; morose; as, a man of a sour temper; a sour reply.
Sour (superl.) Afflictive; painful.
Sour (superl.) Cold and unproductive; as, sour land; a sour marsh.
Sour (n.) A sour or acid substance; whatever produces a painful effect.
Sour (v. t.) To cause to become sour; to cause to turn from sweet to sour; as, exposure to the air sours many substances.
Sour (v. t.) To make cold and unproductive, as soil.
Sour (v. t.) To make unhappy, uneasy, or less agreeable.
Sour (v. t.) To cause or permit to become harsh or unkindly.
Sour (v. t.) To macerate, and render fit for plaster or mortar; as, to sour lime for business purposes.
Sour (v. i.) To become sour; to turn from sweet to sour; as, milk soon sours in hot weather; a kind temper sometimes sours in adversity.
Sous (n.) Alt. of Souse
Sout (n.) Soot.
Sown (p. p.) of Sow
Sowl (v. t.) Alt. of Sowle
Sowl (v. i.) See Soul, v. i.
Sown () p. p. of Sow.
Toad (n.) Any one of numerous species of batrachians belonging to the genus Bufo and allied genera, especially those of the family Bufonidae. Toads are generally terrestrial in their habits except during the breeding season, when they seek the water. Most of the species burrow beneath the earth in the daytime and come forth to feed on insects at night. Most toads have a rough, warty skin in which are glands that secrete an acrid fluid.
Toat (n.) The handle of a joiner's plane.
Toco (n.) A toucan (Ramphastos toco) having a very large beak. See Illust. under Toucan.
Tody (n.) Any one of several species of small insectivorous West Indian birds of the genus Todus. They are allied to the kingfishers.
Toed (imp. & p. p.) of Toe
Toed (a.) Having (such or so many) toes; -- chiefly used in composition; as, narrow-toed, four-toed.
Toed (a.) Having the end secured by nails driven obliquely, said of a board, plank, or joist serving as a brace, and in general of any part of a frame secured to other parts by diagonal nailing.
Toft (n.) A knoll or hill.
Toft (n.) A grove of trees; also, a plain.
Toft (n.) A place where a messuage has once stood; the site of a burnt or decayed house.
Toga (n.) The loose outer garment worn by the ancient Romans, consisting of a single broad piece of woolen cloth of a shape approaching a semicircle. It was of undyed wool, except the border of the toga praetexta.
Toil (n.) A net or snare; any thread, web, or string spread for taking prey; -- usually in the plural.
Toil (v. i.) To exert strength with pain and fatigue of body or mind, especially of the body, with efforts of some continuance or duration; to labor; to work.
Toil (v. t.) To weary; to overlabor.
Toil (v. t.) To labor; to work; -- often with out.
Toil (v.) Labor with pain and fatigue; labor that oppresses the body or mind, esp. the body.
Tola (n.) A weight of British India. The standard tola is equal to 180 grains.
Told () imp. & p. p. of Tell.
Tole (v. t.) To draw, or cause to follow, by displaying something pleasing or desirable; to allure by some bait.
Toll (v. t.) To take away; to vacate; to annul.
Toll (v. t.) To draw; to entice; to allure. See Tole.
Toll (v. t.) To cause to sound, as a bell, with strokes slowly and uniformly repeated; as, to toll the funeral bell.
Toll (v. t.) To strike, or to indicate by striking, as the hour; to ring a toll for; as, to toll a departed friend.
Toll (v. t.) To call, summon, or notify, by tolling or ringing.
Toll (v. i.) To sound or ring, as a bell, with strokes uniformly repeated at intervals, as at funerals, or in calling assemblies, or to announce the death of a person.
Toll (n.) The sound of a bell produced by strokes slowly and uniformly repeated.
Toll (n.) A tax paid for some liberty or privilege, particularly for the privilege of passing over a bridge or on a highway, or for that of vending goods in a fair, market, or the like.
Toll (n.) A liberty to buy and sell within the bounds of a manor.
Toll (n.) A portion of grain taken by a miller as a compensation for grinding.
Toll (v. i.) To pay toll or tallage.
Toll (v. i.) To take toll; to raise a tax.
Toll (v. t.) To collect, as a toll.
Tolt (n.) A writ by which a cause pending in a court baron was removed into a country court.
Tolu (n.) A fragrant balsam said to have been first brought from Santiago de Tolu, in New Granada. See Balsam of Tolu, under Balsam.
Tomb (n.) A pit in which the dead body of a human being is deposited; a grave; a sepulcher.
Tomb (n.) A house or vault, formed wholly or partly in the earth, with walls and a roof, for the reception of the dead.
Tomb (n.) A monument erected to inclose the body and preserve the name and memory of the dead.
Tomb (v. t.) To place in a tomb; to bury; to inter; to entomb.
Tome (n.) As many writings as are bound in a volume, forming part of a larger work; a book; -- usually applied to a ponderous volume.
Tone (n.) Sound, or the character of a sound, or a sound considered as of this or that character; as, a low, high, loud, grave, acute, sweet, or harsh tone.
Tone (n.) Accent, or inflection or modulation of the voice, as adapted to express emotion or passion.
Tone (n.) A whining style of speaking; a kind of mournful or artificial strain of voice; an affected speaking with a measured rhythm ahd a regular rise and fall of the voice; as, children often read with a tone.
Tone (n.) A sound considered as to pitch; as, the seven tones of the octave; she has good high tones.
Tone (n.) The larger kind of interval between contiguous sounds in the diatonic scale, the smaller being called a semitone as, a whole tone too flat; raise it a tone.
Tone (n.) The peculiar quality of sound in any voice or instrument; as, a rich tone, a reedy tone.
Tone (n.) A mode or tune or plain chant; as, the Gregorian tones.
Tone (n.) That state of a body, or of any of its organs or parts, in which the animal functions are healthy and performed with due vigor.
Tone (n.) Tonicity; as, arterial tone.
Tone (n.) State of mind; temper; mood.
Tone (n.) Tenor; character; spirit; drift; as, the tone of his remarks was commendatory.
Tone (n.) General or prevailing character or style, as of morals, manners, or sentiment, in reference to a scale of high and low; as, a low tone of morals; a tone of elevated sentiment; a courtly tone of manners.
Tone (n.) The general effect of a picture produced by the combination of light and shade, together with color in the case of a painting; -- commonly used in a favorable sense; as, this picture has tone.
Tone (v. t.) To utter with an affected tone.
Tone (v. t.) To give tone, or a particular tone, to; to tune. See Tune, v. t.
Tone (v. t.) To bring, as a print, to a certain required shade of color, as by chemical treatment.
Tong (n.) Alt. of Tonge
Tony (n.) A simpleton.
Took () imp. of Take.
Tool (n.) An instrument such as a hammer, saw, plane, file, and the like, used in the manual arts, to facilitate mechanical operations; any instrument used by a craftsman or laborer at his work; an implement; as, the tools of a joiner, smith, shoe-maker, etc.; also, a cutter, chisel, or other part of an instrument or machine that dresses work.
Tool (n.) A machine for cutting or shaping materials; -- also called machine tool.
Tool (n.) Hence, any instrument of use or service.
Tool (n.) A weapon.
Tool (n.) A person used as an instrument by another person; -- a word of reproach; as, men of intrigue have their tools, by whose agency they accomplish their purposes.
Tool (v. t.) To shape, form, or finish with a tool.
Tool (v. t.) To drive, as a coach.
Toom (a.) Empty.
Toom (v. t.) To empty.
Toon () pl. of Toe.
Toon (n.) The reddish brown wood of an East Indian tree (Cedrela Toona) closely resembling the Spanish cedar; also. the tree itself.
Toot (v. i.) To stand out, or be prominent.
Toot (v. i.) To peep; to look narrowly.
Toot (v. t.) To see; to spy.
Toot (v. i.) To blow or sound a horn; to make similar noise by contact of the tongue with the root of the upper teeth at the beginning and end of the sound; also, to give forth such a sound, as a horn when blown.
Toot (v. t.) To cause to sound, as a horn, the note being modified at the beginning and end as if by pronouncing the letter t; to blow; to sound.
Tope (n.) A moundlike Buddhist sepulcher, or memorial monument, often erected over a Buddhist relic.
Tope (n.) A grove or clump of trees; as, a toddy tope.
Tope (n.) A small shark or dogfish (Galeorhinus, / Galeus, galeus), native of Europe, but found also on the coasts of California and Tasmania; -- called also toper, oil shark, miller's dog, and penny dog.
Tope (n.) The wren.
Tope (v. i.) To drink hard or frequently; to drink strong or spiritous liquors to excess.
Toph (n.) kind of sandstone.
Torc (n.) Same as Torque, 1.
Tore () imp. of Tear.
Tore (n.) The dead grass that remains on mowing land in winter and spring.
Tore (n.) Same as Torus.
Tore (n.) The surface described by the circumference of a circle revolving about a straight
Tore (n.) The solid inclosed by such a surface; -- sometimes called an anchor ring.
Torn () p. p. of Tear.
Tort (n.) Mischief; injury; calamity.
Tort (n.) Any civil wrong or injury; a wrongful act (not involving a breach of contract) for which an action will lie; a form of action, in some parts of the United States, for a wrong or injury.
Tort (a.) Stretched tight; taut.
Tori (pl. ) of Torus
Tory (n.) A member of the conservative party, as opposed to the progressive party which was formerly called the Whig, and is now called the Liberal, party; an earnest supporter of exsisting royal and ecclesiastical authority.
Tory (n.) One who, in the time of the Revolution, favored submitting tothe claims of Great Britain against the colonies; an adherent tothe crown.
Tory (a.) Of ro pertaining to the Tories.
Tose (v. t.) To tease, or comb, as wool.
Tosh (a.) Neat; trim.
Tost () of Toss
Toss (v. t.) To throw with the hand; especially, to throw with the palm of the hand upward, or to throw upward; as, to toss a ball.
Toss (v. t.) To lift or throw up with a sudden or violent motion; as, to toss the head.
Toss (v. t.) To cause to rise and fall; as, a ship tossed on the waves in a storm.
Toss (v. t.) To agitate; to make restless.
Toss (v. t.) Hence, to try; to harass.
Toss (v. t.) To keep in play; to tumble over; as, to spend four years in tossing the rules of grammar.
Toss (v. i.) To roll and tumble; to be in violent commotion; to write; to fling.
Toss (v. i.) To be tossed, as a fleet on the ocean.
Toss (n.) A throwing upward, or with a jerk; the act of tossing; as, the toss of a ball.
Toss (n.) A throwing up of the head; a particular manner of raising the head with a jerk.
Tost () imp. & p. p. of Toss.
Tota (n.) The grivet.
Tote (v. t.) To carry or bear; as, to tote a child over a stream; -- a colloquial word of the Southern States, and used esp. by negroes.
Tote (n.) The entire body, or all; as, the whole tote.
Toty (a.) Totty.
Toty (n.) A sailor or fisherman; -- so called in some parts of the Pacific.
Tour (n.) A tower.
Tour (v. t.) A going round; a circuit; hence, a journey in a circuit; a prolonged circuitous journey; a comprehensive excursion; as, the tour of Europe; the tour of France or England.
Tour (v. t.) A turn; a revolution; as, the tours of the heavenly bodies.
Tour (v. t.) anything done successively, or by regular order; a turn; as, a tour of duty.
Tour (v. i.) To make a tourm; as, to tour throught a country.
Tout (v. i.) To act as a tout. See 2d Tout.
Tout (v. i.) To ply or seek for customers.
Tout (n.) One who secretly watches race horses which are in course of training, to get information about their capabilities, for use in betting.
Tout (v. i.) To toot a horn.
Tout (n.) The anus.
Town (adv. & prep.) Formerly: (a) An inclosure which surrounded the mere homestead or dwelling of the lord of the manor. [Obs.] (b) The whole of the land which constituted the domain. [Obs.] (c) A collection of houses inclosed by fences or walls.
Town (adv. & prep.) Any number or collection of houses to which belongs a regular market, and which is not a city or the see of a bishop.
Town (adv. & prep.) Any collection of houses larger than a village, and not incorporated as a city; also, loosely, any large, closely populated place, whether incorporated or not, in distinction from the country, or from rural communities.
Town (adv. & prep.) The body of inhabitants resident in a town; as, the town voted to send two representatives to the legislature; the town voted to lay a tax for repairing the highways.
Town (adv. & prep.) A township; the whole territory within certain limits, less than those of a country.
Town (adv. & prep.) The court end of London;-- commonly with the.
Town (adv. & prep.) The metropolis or its inhabitants; as, in winter the gentleman lives in town; in summer, in the country.
Town (adv. & prep.) A farm or farmstead; also, a court or farmyard.
Towy (a.) Composed of, or like, tow.
Toze (v. t.) To pull violently; to touse.
Tozy (a.) Soft, like wool that has been teased.
Void (a.) Containing nothing; empty; vacant; not occupied; not filled.
Void (a.) Having no incumbent; unoccupied; -- said of offices and the like.
Void (a.) Being without; destitute; free; wanting; devoid; as, void of learning, or of common use.
Void (a.) Not producing any effect; ineffectual; vain.
Void (a.) Containing no immaterial quality; destitute of mind or soul.
Void (a.) Of no legal force or effect, incapable of confirmation or ratification; null. Cf. Voidable, 2.
Void (n.) An empty space; a vacuum.
Void (a.) To remove the contents of; to make or leave vacant or empty; to quit; to leave; as, to void a table.
Void (a.) To throw or send out; to evacuate; to emit; to discharge; as, to void excrements.
Void (a.) To render void; to make to be of no validity or effect; to vacate; to annul; to nullify.
Void (v. i.) To be emitted or evacuated.
Vole (n.) A deal at cards that draws all the tricks.
Vole (v. i.) To win all the tricks by a vole.
Vole (n.) Any one of numerous species of micelike rodents belonging to Arvicola and allied genera of the subfamily Arvicolinae. They have a thick head, short ears, and a short hairy tail.
Volt (n.) A circular tread; a gait by which a horse going sideways round a center makes two concentric tracks.
Volt (n.) A sudden movement to avoid a thrust.
Volt (n.) The unit of electro-motive force; -- defined by the International Electrical Congress in 1893 and by United States Statute as, that electro-motive force which steadily applied to a conductor whose resistance is one ohm will produce a current of one ampere. It is practically equivalent to / the electro-motive force of a standard Clark's cell at a temperature of 15! C.
Vote (n.) An ardent wish or desire; a vow; a prayer.
Vote (n.) A wish, choice, or opinion, of a person or a body of persons, expressed in some received and authorized way; the expression of a wish, desire, will, preference, or choice, in regard to any measure proposed, in which the person voting has an interest in common with others, either in electing a person to office, or in passing laws, rules, regulations, etc.; suffrage.
Vote (n.) That by means of which will or preference is expressed in elections, or in deciding propositions; voice; a ballot; a ticket; as, a written vote.
Vote (n.) Expression of judgment or will by a majority; legal decision by some expression of the minds of a number; as, the vote was unanimous; a vote of confidence.
Vote (n.) Votes, collectively; as, the Tory vote; the labor vote.
Vote (v. i.) To express or signify the mind, will, or preference, either viva voce, or by ballot, or by other authorized means, as in electing persons to office, in passing laws, regulations, etc., or in deciding on any proposition in which one has an interest with others.
Vote (v. t.) To choose by suffrage; to elec/; as, to vote a candidate into office.
Vote (v. t.) To enact, establish, grant, determine, etc., by a formal vote; as, the legislature voted the resolution.
Vote (v. t.) To declare by general opinion or common consent, as if by a vote; as, he was voted a bore.
Vote (v. t.) To condemn; to devote; to doom.
Woad (n.) An herbaceous cruciferous plant (Isatis tinctoria). It was formerly cultivated for the blue coloring matter derived from its leaves.
Woad (n.) A blue dyestuff, or coloring matter, consisting of the powdered and fermented leaves of the Isatis tinctoria. It is now superseded by indigo, but is somewhat used with indigo as a ferment in dyeing.
Wode (a.) Mad. See Wood, a.
Wode (n.) Wood.
Woke (imp. & p. p.) Wake.
Wold (n.) A wood; a forest.
Wold (n.) A plain, or low hill; a country without wood, whether hilly or not.
Wold (n.) See Weld.
Wolf (a.) Any one of several species of wild and savage carnivores belonging to the genus Canis and closely allied to the common dog. The best-known and most destructive species are the European wolf (Canis lupus), the American gray, or timber, wolf (C. occidentalis), and the prairie wolf, or coyote. Wolves often hunt in packs, and may thus attack large animals and even man.
Wolf (a.) One of the destructive, and usually hairy, larvae of several species of beetles and grain moths; as, the bee wolf.
Wolf (a.) Fig.: Any very ravenous, rapacious, or destructive person or thing; especially, want; starvation; as, they toiled hard to keep the wolf from the door.
Wolf (a.) A white worm, or maggot, which infests granaries.
Wolf (a.) An eating ulcer or sore. Cf. Lupus.
Wolf (a.) The harsh, howling sound of some of the chords on an organ or piano tuned by unequal temperament.
Wolf (a.) In bowed instruments, a harshness due to defective vibration in certain notes of the scale.
Wolf (a.) A willying machine.
Woll (v. t. & i.) See 2d Will.
Womb (n.) The belly; the abdomen.
Womb (n.) The uterus. See Uterus.
Womb (n.) The place where anything is generated or produced.
Womb (n.) Any cavity containing and enveloping anything.
Womb (v. t.) To inclose in a womb, or as in a womb; to breed or hold in secret.
Wone (a.) To dwell; to abide.
Wone (a.) Dwelling; habitation; abode.
Wone (a.) Custom; habit; wont; use; usage.
Wong (n.) A field.
Wont (a.) Using or doing customarily; accustomed; habituated; used.
Wont (n.) Custom; habit; use; usage.
Wont (imp.) of Wont
Wont (p. p.) of Wont
Wont (v. i.) To be accustomed or habituated; to be used.
Wont (v. t.) To accustom; -- used reflexively.
Wood (a.) Mad; insane; possessed; rabid; furious; frantic.
Wood (v. i.) To grow mad; to act like a madman; to mad.
Wood (n.) A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; -- frequently used in the plural.
Wood (n.) The substance of trees and the like; the hard fibrous substance which composes the body of a tree and its branches, and which is covered by the bark; timber.
Wood (n.) The fibrous material which makes up the greater part of the stems and branches of trees and shrubby plants, and is found to a less extent in herbaceous stems. It consists of elongated tubular or needle-shaped cells of various kinds, usually interwoven with the shinning bands called silver grain.
Wood (n.) Trees cut or sawed for the fire or other uses.
Wood (v. t.) To supply with wood, or get supplies of wood for; as, to wood a steamboat or a locomotive.
Wood (v. i.) To take or get a supply of wood.
Woof (n.) The threads that cross the warp in a woven fabric; the weft; the filling; the thread usually carried by the shuttle in weaving.
Woof (n.) Texture; cloth; as, a pall of softest woof.
Wook (imp.) Woke.
Wool (n.) The soft and curled, or crisped, species of hair which grows on sheep and some other animals, and which in fineness sometimes approaches to fur; -- chiefly applied to the fleecy coat of the sheep, which constitutes a most essential material of clothing in all cold and temperate climates.
Wool (n.) Short, thick hair, especially when crisped or curled.
Wool (n.) A sort of pubescence, or a clothing of dense, curling hairs on the surface of certain plants.
Woon (n.) Dwelling. See Wone.
Word (n.) The spoken sign of a conception or an idea; an articulate or vocal sound, or a combination of articulate and vocal sounds, uttered by the human voice, and by custom expressing an idea or ideas; a single component part of human speech or language; a constituent part of a sentence; a term; a vocable.
Word (n.) Hence, the written or printed character, or combination of characters, expressing such a term; as, the words on a page.
Word (n.) Talk; discourse; speech; language.
Word (n.) Account; tidings; message; communication; information; -- used only in the singular.
Word (n.) Signal; order; command; direction.
Word (n.) Language considered as implying the faith or authority of the person who utters it; statement; affirmation; declaration; promise.
Word (n.) Verbal contention; dispute.
Word (n.) A brief remark or observation; an expression; a phrase, clause, or short sentence.
Word (v. i.) To use words, as in discussion; to argue; to dispute.
Word (v. t.) To express in words; to phrase.
Word (v. t.) To ply with words; also, to cause to be by the use of a word or words.
Word (v. t.) To flatter with words; to cajole.
Wore () imp. of Wear.
Wore () imp. of Ware.
Work (n.) Exertion of strength or faculties; physical or intellectual effort directed to an end; industrial activity; toil; employment; sometimes, specifically, physically labor.
Work (n.) The matter on which one is at work; that upon which one spends labor; material for working upon; subject of exertion; the thing occupying one; business; duty; as, to take up one's work; to drop one's work.
Work (n.) That which is produced as the result of labor; anything accomplished by exertion or toil; product; performance; fabric; manufacture; in a more general sense, act, deed, service, effect, result, achievement, feat.
Work (n.) Specifically: (a) That which is produced by mental labor; a composition; a book; as, a work, or the works, of Addison. (b) Flowers, figures, or the like, wrought with the needle; embroidery.
Work (n.) Structures in civil, military, or naval engineering, as docks, bridges, embankments, trenches, fortifications, and the like; also, the structures and grounds of a manufacturing establishment; as, iron works; locomotive works; gas works.
Work (n.) The moving parts of a mechanism; as, the works of a watch.
Work (n.) Manner of working; management; treatment; as, unskillful work spoiled the effect.
Work (n.) The causing of motion against a resisting force. The amount of work is proportioned to, and is measured by, the product of the force into the amount of motion along the direction of the force. See Conservation of energy, under Conservation, Unit of work, under Unit, also Foot pound, Horse power, Poundal, and Erg.
Work (n.) Ore before it is dressed.
Work (n.) Performance of moral duties; righteous conduct.
Work (n.) To exert one's self for a purpose; to put forth effort for the attainment of an object; to labor; to be engaged in the performance of a task, a duty, or the like.
Work (n.) Hence, in a general sense, to operate; to act; to perform; as, a machine works well.
Work (n.) Hence, figuratively, to be effective; to have effect or influence; to conduce.
Work (n.) To carry on business; to be engaged or employed customarily; to perform the part of a laborer; to labor; to toil.
Work (n.) To be in a state of severe exertion, or as if in such a state; to be tossed or agitated; to move heavily; to strain; to labor; as, a ship works in a heavy sea.
Work (n.) To make one's way slowly and with difficulty; to move or penetrate laboriously; to proceed with effort; -- with a following preposition, as down, out, into, up, through, and the like; as, scheme works out by degrees; to work into the earth.
Work (n.) To ferment, as a liquid.
Work (n.) To act or operate on the stomach and bowels, as a cathartic.
Work (v. t.) To labor or operate upon; to give exertion and effort to; to prepare for use, or to utilize, by labor.
Work (v. t.) To produce or form by labor; to bring forth by exertion or toil; to accomplish; to originate; to effect; as, to work wood or iron into a form desired, or into a utensil; to work cotton or wool into cloth.
Work (v. t.) To produce by slow degrees, or as if laboriously; to bring gradually into any state by action or motion.
Work (v. t.) To influence by acting upon; to prevail upon; to manage; to lead.
Work (v. t.) To form with a needle and thread or yarn; especially, to embroider; as, to work muslin.
Work (v. t.) To set in motion or action; to direct the action of; to keep at work; to govern; to manage; as, to work a machine.
Work (v. t.) To cause to ferment, as liquor.
Worm (n.) A creeping or a crawling animal of any kind or size, as a serpent, caterpillar, snail, or the like.
Worm (n.) Any small creeping animal or reptile, either entirely without feet, or with very short ones, including a great variety of animals; as, an earthworm; the blindworm.
Worm (n.) Any helminth; an entozoon.
Worm (n.) Any annelid.
Worm (n.) An insect larva.
Worm (n.) Same as Vermes.
Worm (n.) An internal tormentor; something that gnaws or afflicts one's mind with remorse.
Worm (n.) A being debased and despised.
Worm (n.) Anything spiral, vermiculated, or resembling a worm
Worm (n.) The thread of a screw.
Worm (n.) A spiral instrument or screw, often like a double corkscrew, used for drawing balls from firearms.
Worm (n.) A certain muscular band in the tongue of some animals, as the dog; the lytta. See Lytta.
Worm (n.) The condensing tube of a still, often curved and wound to economize space. See Illust. of Still.
Worm (n.) A short revolving screw, the threads of which drive, or are driven by, a worm wheel by gearing into its teeth or cogs. See Illust. of Worm gearing, below.
Worm (v. i.) To work slowly, gradually, and secretly.
Worm (v. t.) To effect, remove, drive, draw, or the like, by slow and secret means; -- often followed by out.
Worm (v. t.) To clean by means of a worm; to draw a wad or cartridge from, as a firearm. See Worm, n. 5 (b).
Worm (n.) To cut the worm, or lytta, from under the tongue of, as a dog, for the purpose of checking a disposition to gnaw. The operation was formerly supposed to guard against canine madness.
Worm (n.) To wind rope, yarn, or other material, spirally round, between the strands of, as a cable; to wind with spun yarn, as a small rope.
Worn () p. p. of Wear.
Wort (n.) A plant of any kind.
Wort (n.) Cabbages.
Wort (n.) An infusion of malt which is unfermented, or is in the act of fermentation; the sweet infusion of malt, which ferments and forms beer; hence, any similar liquid in a state of incipient fermentation.
Wost () 2d pers. sing. pres. of Wit, to know.
Woul (v. i.) To howl.
Wove () p. pr. & rare vb. n. of Weave.
Wowe (v. t. & i.) To woo.
Wowf (a.) Disordered or unsettled in intellect; deranged.
Yode (imp.) Went; walked; proceeded.
Yoga (n.) A species of asceticism among the Hindoos, which consists in a complete abstraction from all worldly objects, by which the votary expects to obtain union with the universal spirit, and to acquire superhuman faculties.
Yogi (n.) A follower of the yoga philosophy; an ascetic.
Yoit (n.) The European yellow-hammer.
Yoke (n.) A bar or frame of wood by which two oxen are joined at the heads or necks for working together.
Yoke (n.) A frame or piece resembling a yoke, as in use or shape.
Yoke (n.) A frame of wood fitted to a person's shoulders for carrying pails, etc., suspended on each side; as, a milkmaid's yoke.
Yoke (n.) A frame worn on the neck of an animal, as a cow, a pig, a goose, to prevent passage through a fence.
Yoke (n.) A frame or convex piece by which a bell is hung for ringing it. See Illust. of Bell.
Yoke (n.) A crosspiece upon the head of a boat's rudder. To its ends
Yoke (n.) A bent crosspiece connecting two other parts.
Yoke (n.) A tie securing two timbers together, not used for part of a regular truss, but serving a temporary purpose, as to provide against unusual strain.
Yoke (n.) A band shaped to fit the shoulders or the hips, and joined to the upper full edge of the waist or the skirt.
Yoke (n.) Fig.: That which connects or binds; a chain; a link; a bond connection.
Yoke (n.) A mark of servitude; hence, servitude; slavery; bondage; service.
Yoke (n.) Two animals yoked together; a couple; a pair that work together.
Yoke (n.) The quantity of land plowed in a day by a yoke of oxen.
Yoke (n.) A portion of the working day; as, to work two yokes, that is, to work both portions of the day, or morning and afternoon.
Yoke (v. t.) To put a yoke on; to join in or with a yoke; as, to yoke oxen, or pair of oxen.
Yoke (v. t.) To couple; to join with another.
Yoke (v. t.) To enslave; to bring into bondage; to restrain; to confine.
Yoke (v. i.) To be joined or associated; to be intimately connected; to consort closely; to mate.
Yold (p. p.) Yielded.
Yolk (n.) The yellow part of an egg; the vitellus.
Yolk (n.) An oily secretion which naturally covers the wool of sheep.
Yoll (v. i.) To yell.
Yond (a.) Furious; mad; angry; fierce.
Yond (a.) Yonder.
Yoni (n.) The symbol under which Sakti, or the personification of the female power in nature, is worshiped. Cf. Lingam.
Yore (adv.) In time long past; in old time; long since.
Yote (v. t.) To pour water on; to soak in, or mix with, water.
Youl (v. i.) To yell; to yowl.
Your (pron. & a.) The form of the possessive case of the personal pronoun you.
Yowe (n.) A ewe.
Yowl (v. i.) To utter a loud, long, and mournful cry, as a dog; to howl; to yell.
Yowl (n.) A loud, protracted, and mournful cry, as that of a dog; a howl.
Zobo (n.) A kind of domestic cattle reared in Asia for its flesh and milk. It is supposed to be a hybrid between the zebu and the yak.
Zoea (n.) A peculiar larval stage of certain decapod Crustacea, especially of crabs and certain Anomura.
Zoic (a.) Of or pertaining to animals, or animal life.
Zona (n.) A zone or band; a layer.
Zone (n.) A girdle; a cincture.
Zone (n.) One of the five great divisions of the earth, with respect to latitude and temperature.
Zone (n.) The portion of the surface of a sphere included between two parallel planes; the portion of a surface of revolution included between two planes perpendicular to the axis.
Zone (n.) A band or stripe extending around a body.
Zone (n.) A band or area of growth encircling anything; as, a zone of evergreens on a mountain; the zone of animal or vegetable life in the ocean around an island or a continent; the Alpine zone, that part of mountains which is above the limit of tree growth.
Zone (n.) A series of planes having mutually parallel intersections.
Zone (n.) Circuit; circumference.
Zone (v. t.) To girdle; to encircle.
Zoo- () A combining form from Gr. zwo^,n an animal, as in zoogenic, zoology, etc.
Zoon (n.) An animal which is the sole product of a single egg; -- opposed to zooid.
Zoon (n.) Any one of the perfectly developed individuals of a compound animal.
Zope (n.) A European fresh-water bream (Abramis ballerus).
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Author: Mark McCracken is a corporate trainer and author living in Higashi Osaka, Japan. He is the author of thousands of online articles as well as the Business English textbook, "25 Business Skills in English".