4 letter words whose second letter is U
Aube (n.) An alb.
Auld (a.) Old; as, Auld Reekie (old smoky), i. e., Edinburgh.
Auln (n.) An ell. [Obs.] See Aune.
Aune (n.) A French cloth measure, of different parts of the country (at Paris, 0.95 of an English ell); -- now superseded by the meter.
Aunt (n.) The sister of one's father or mother; -- correlative to nephew or niece. Also applied to an uncle's wife.
Aunt (n.) An old woman; and old gossip.
Aunt (n.) A bawd, or a prostitute.
Aura (n.) Any subtile, invisible emanation, effluvium, or exhalation from a substance, as the aroma of flowers, the odor of the blood, a supposed fertilizing emanation from the pollen of flowers, etc.
Aura (n.) The peculiar sensation, as of a light vapor, or cold air, rising from the trunk or limbs towards the head, a premonitory symptom of epilepsy or hysterics.
Buat (n.) A lantern; also, the moon.
Bubo (n.) An inflammation, with enlargement, of a lymphatic gland, esp. in the groin, as in syphilis.
Buck (n.) Lye or suds in which cloth is soaked in the operation of bleaching, or in which clothes are washed.
Buck (n.) The cloth or clothes soaked or washed.
Buck (v. t.) To soak, steep, or boil, in lye or suds; -- a process in bleaching.
Buck (v. t.) To wash (clothes) in lye or suds, or, in later usage, by beating them on stones in running water.
Buck (v. t.) To break up or pulverize, as ores.
Buck (n.) The male of deer, especially fallow deer and antelopes, or of goats, sheep, hares, and rabbits.
Buck (n.) A gay, dashing young fellow; a fop; a dandy.
Buck (n.) A male Indian or negro.
Buck (v. i.) To copulate, as bucks and does.
Buck (v. i.) To spring with quick plunging leaps, descending with the fore legs rigid and the head held as low down as possible; -- said of a vicious horse or mule.
Buck (v. t.) To subject to a mode of punishment which consists in tying the wrists together, passing the arms over the bent knees, and putting a stick across the arms and in the angle formed by the knees.
Buck (v. t.) To throw by bucking. See Buck, v. i., 2.
Buck (n.) A frame on which firewood is sawed; a sawhorse; a sawbuck.
Buck (n.) The beech tree.
Buff (n.) A sort of leather, prepared from the skin of the buffalo, dressed with oil, like chamois; also, the skins of oxen, elks, and other animals, dressed in like manner.
Buff (n.) The color of buff; a light yellow, shading toward pink, gray, or brown.
Buff (n.) A military coat, made of buff leather.
Buff (n.) The grayish viscid substance constituting the buffy coat. See Buffy coat, under Buffy, a.
Buff (a.) A wheel covered with buff leather, and used in polishing cutlery, spoons, etc.
Buff (a.) The bare skin; as, to strip to the buff.
Buff (a.) Made of buff leather.
Buff (a.) Of the color of buff.
Buff (v. t.) To polish with a buff. See Buff, n., 5.
Buff (v. t.) To strike.
Buff (n.) A buffet; a blow; -- obsolete except in the phrase "Blindman's buff."
Buff (a.) Firm; sturdy.
Bufo (n.) A genus of Amphibia including various species of toads.
Buhl (n.) Alt. of Buhlwork
Bulb (n.) A spheroidal body growing from a plant either above or below the ground (usually below), which is strictly a bud, consisting of a cluster of partially developed leaves, and producing, as it grows, a stem above, and roots below, as in the onion, tulip, etc. It differs from a corm in not being solid.
Bulb (n.) A name given to some parts that resemble in shape certain bulbous roots; as, the bulb of the aorta.
Bulb (n.) An expansion or protuberance on a stem or tube, as the bulb of a thermometer, which may be of any form, as spherical, cylindrical, curved, etc.
Bulb (v. i.) To take the shape of a bulb; to swell.
Bulk (n.) Magnitude of material substance; dimensions; mass; size; as, an ox or ship of great bulk.
Bulk (n.) The main mass or body; the largest or principal portion; the majority; as, the bulk of a debt.
Bulk (n.) The cargo of a vessel when stowed.
Bulk (n.) The body.
Bulk (v. i.) To appear or seem to be, as to bulk or extent; to swell.
Bulk (v.) A projecting part of a building.
Bull (n.) The male of any species of cattle (Bovidae); hence, the male of any large quadruped, as the elephant; also, the male of the whale.
Bull (n.) One who, or that which, resembles a bull in character or action.
Bull (n.) Taurus, the second of the twelve signs of the zodiac.
Bull (n.) A constellation of the zodiac between Aries and Gemini. It contains the Pleiades.
Bull (n.) One who operates in expectation of a rise in the price of stocks, or in order to effect such a rise. See 4th Bear, n., 5.
Bull (a.) Of or pertaining to a bull; resembling a bull; male; large; fierce.
Bull (v. i.) To be in heat; to manifest sexual desire as cows do.
Bull (v. t.) To endeavor to raise the market price of; as, to bull railroad bonds; to bull stocks; to bull Lake Shore; to endeavor to raise prices in; as, to bull the market. See 1st Bull, n., 4.
Bull (v. i.) A seal. See Bulla.
Bull (v. i.) A letter, edict, or respect, of the pope, written in Gothic characters on rough parchment, sealed with a bulla, and dated "a die Incarnationis," i. e., "from the day of the Incarnation." See Apostolical brief, under Brief.
Bull (v. i.) A grotesque blunder in language; an apparent congruity, but real incongruity, of ideas, contained in a form of expression; so called, perhaps, from the apparent incongruity between the dictatorial nature of the pope's bulls and his professions of humility.
Bump (v. t.) To strike, as with or against anything large or solid; to thump; as, to bump the head against a wall.
Bump (v. i.) To come in violent contact with something; to thump.
Bump (n.) A thump; a heavy blow.
Bump (n.) A swelling or prominence, resulting from a bump or blow; a protuberance.
Bump (n.) One of the protuberances on the cranium which are associated with distinct faculties or affections of the mind; as, the bump of "veneration;" the bump of "acquisitiveness."
Bump (n.) The act of striking the stern of the boat in advance with the prow of the boat following.
Bump (v. i.) To make a loud, heavy, or hollow noise, as the bittern; to boom.
Bump (n.) The noise made by the bittern.
Bunn (n.) A slightly sweetened raised cake or bisquit with a glazing of sugar and milk on the top crust.
Bund (n.) League; confederacy; esp. the confederation of German states.
Bund (n.) An embankment against inundation.
Bung (n.) The large stopper of the orifice in the bilge of a cask.
Bung (n.) The orifice in the bilge of a cask through which it is filled; bunghole.
Bung (n.) A sharper or pickpocket.
Bung (v. t.) To stop, as the orifice in the bilge of a cask, with a bung; to close; -- with up.
Bunk (n.) A wooden case or box, which serves for a seat in the daytime and for a bed at night.
Bunk (n.) One of a series of berths or bed places in tiers.
Bunk (n.) A piece of wood placed on a lumberman's sled to sustain the end of heavy timbers.
Bunk (v. i.) To go to bed in a bunk; -- sometimes with in.
Bunn (n.) See Bun.
Bunt (n.) A fungus (Ustilago foetida) which affects the ear of cereals, filling the grains with a fetid dust; -- also called pepperbrand.
Bunt (n.) The middle part, cavity, or belly of a sail; the part of a furled sail which is at the center of the yard.
Bunt (v. i.) To swell out; as, the sail bunts.
Bunt (v. t. & i.) To strike or push with the horns or head; to butt; as, the ram bunted the boy.
Buoy (n.) A float; esp. a floating object moored to the bottom, to mark a channel or to point out the position of something beneath the water, as an anchor, shoal, rock, etc.
Buoy (v. t.) To keep from sinking in a fluid, as in water or air; to keep afloat; -- with up.
Buoy (v. t.) To support or sustain; to preserve from sinking into ruin or despondency.
Buoy (v. t.) To fix buoys to; to mark by a buoy or by buoys; as, to buoy an anchor; to buoy or buoy off a channel.
Buoy (v. i.) To float; to rise like a buoy.
Burr (n.) Any rough or prickly envelope of the seeds of plants, whether a pericarp, a persistent calyx, or an involucre, as of the chestnut and burdock. Also, any weed which bears burs.
Burr (n.) The thin ridge left by a tool in cutting or shaping metal. See Burr, n., 2.
Burr (n.) A ring of iron on a lance or spear. See Burr, n., 4.
Burr (n.) The lobe of the ear. See Burr, n., 5.
Burr (n.) The sweetbread.
Burr (n.) A clinker; a partially vitrified brick.
Burr (n.) A small circular saw.
Burr (n.) A triangular chisel.
Burr (n.) A drill with a serrated head larger than the shank; -- used by dentists.
Burr (n.) The round knob of an antler next to a deer's head.
Burg (n.) A fortified town.
Burg (n.) A borough.
Burh (n.) See Burg.
Burl (v. t.) To dress or finish up (cloth); to pick knots, burs, loose threads, etc., from, as in finishing cloth.
Burl (n.) A knot or lump in thread or cloth.
Burl (n.) An overgrown knot, or an excrescence, on a tree; also, veneer made from such excrescences.
Burn (v. t.) To consume with fire; to reduce to ashes by the action of heat or fire; -- frequently intensified by up: as, to burn up wood.
Burn (v. t.) To injure by fire or heat; to change destructively some property or properties of, by undue exposure to fire or heat; to scorch; to scald; to blister; to singe; to char; to sear; as, to burn steel in forging; to burn one's face in the sun; the sun burns the grass.
Burn (v. t.) To perfect or improve by fire or heat; to submit to the action of fire or heat for some economic purpose; to destroy or change some property or properties of, by exposure to fire or heat in due degree for obtaining a desired residuum, product, or effect; to bake; as, to burn clay in making bricks or pottery; to burn wood so as to produce charcoal; to burn limestone for the lime.
Burn (v. t.) To make or produce, as an effect or result, by the application of fire or heat; as, to burn a hole; to burn charcoal; to burn letters into a block.
Burn (v. t.) To consume, injure, or change the condition of, as if by action of fire or heat; to affect as fire or heat does; as, to burn the mouth with pepper.
Burn (v. t.) To apply a cautery to; to cauterize.
Burn (v. t.) To cause to combine with oxygen or other active agent, with evolution of heat; to consume; to oxidize; as, a man burns a certain amount of carbon at each respiration; to burn iron in oxygen.
Burn (v. i.) To be of fire; to flame.
Burn (v. i.) To suffer from, or be scorched by, an excess of heat.
Burn (v. i.) To have a condition, quality, appearance, sensation, or emotion, as if on fire or excessively heated; to act or rage with destructive violence; to be in a state of lively emotion or strong desire; as, the face burns; to burn with fever.
Burn (v. i.) To combine energetically, with evolution of heat; as, copper burns in chlorine.
Burn (v. i.) In certain games, to approach near to a concealed object which is sought.
Burn (n.) A hurt, injury, or effect caused by fire or excessive or intense heat.
Burn (n.) The operation or result of burning or baking, as in brickmaking; as, they have a good burn.
Burn (n.) A disease in vegetables. See Brand, n., 6.
Burn (n.) A small stream.
Burr (n.) A prickly seed vessel. See Bur, 1.
Burr (n.) The thin edge or ridge left by a tool in cutting or shaping metal, as in turning, engraving, pressing, etc.; also, the rough neck left on a bullet in casting.
Burr (n.) A thin flat piece of metal, formed from a sheet by punching; a small washer put on the end of a rivet before it is swaged down.
Burr (n.) A broad iron ring on a tilting lance just below the gripe, to prevent the hand from slipping.
Burr (n.) The lobe or lap of the ear.
Burr (n.) A guttural pronounciation of the letter r, produced by trilling the extremity of the soft palate against the back part of the tongue; rotacism; -- often called the Newcastle, Northumberland, or Tweedside, burr.
Burr (n.) The knot at the bottom of an antler. See Bur, n., 8.
Burr (v. i.) To speak with burr; to make a hoarse or guttural murmur.
Burt (n.) See Birt.
Bury (n.) A borough; a manor; as, the Bury of St. Edmond's
Bury (n.) A manor house; a castle.
Bury (v. t.) To cover out of sight, either by heaping something over, or by placing within something, as earth, etc.; to conceal by covering; to hide; as, to bury coals in ashes; to bury the face in the hands.
Bury (v. t.) Specifically: To cover out of sight, as the body of a deceased person, in a grave, a tomb, or the ocean; to deposit (a corpse) in its resting place, with funeral ceremonies; to inter; to inhume.
Bury (v. t.) To hide in oblivion; to put away finally; to abandon; as, to bury strife.
Bush (n.) A thicket, or place abounding in trees or shrubs; a wild forest.
Bush (n.) A shrub; esp., a shrub with branches rising from or near the root; a thick shrub or a cluster of shrubs.
Bush (n.) A shrub cut off, or a shrublike branch of a tree; as, bushes to support pea vines.
Bush (n.) A shrub or branch, properly, a branch of ivy (as sacred to Bacchus), hung out at vintners' doors, or as a tavern sign; hence, a tavern sign, and symbolically, the tavern itself.
Bush (n.) The tail, or brush, of a fox.
Bush (v. i.) To branch thickly in the manner of a bush.
Bush (v. t.) To set bushes for; to support with bushes; as, to bush peas.
Bush (v. t.) To use a bush harrow on (land), for covering seeds sown; to harrow with a bush; as, to bush a piece of land; to bush seeds into the ground.
Bush (n.) A lining for a hole to make it smaller; a thimble or ring of metal or wood inserted in a plate or other part of machinery to receive the wear of a pivot or arbor.
Bush (n.) A piece of copper, screwed into a gun, through which the venthole is bored.
Bush (v. t.) To furnish with a bush, or lining; as, to bush a pivot hole.
Busk (n.) A thin, elastic strip of metal, whalebone, wood, or other material, worn in the front of a corset.
Busk (v. t. & i.) To prepare; to make ready; to array; to dress.
Busk (v. t. & i.) To go; to direct one's course.
Buss (n.) A kiss; a rude or playful kiss; a smack.
Buss (v. t.) To kiss; esp. to kiss with a smack, or rudely.
Buss (n.) A small strong vessel with two masts and two cabins; -- used in the herring fishery.
Bust (n.) A piece of sculpture representing the upper part of the human figure, including the head, shoulders, and breast.
Bust (n.) The portion of the human figure included between the head and waist, whether in statuary or in the person; the chest or thorax; the upper part of the trunk of the body.
Busy (a.) Engaged in some business; hard at work (either habitually or only for the time being); occupied with serious affairs; not idle nor at leisure; as, a busy merchant.
Busy (a.) Constantly at work; diligent; active.
Busy (a.) Crowded with business or activities; -- said of places and times; as, a busy street.
Busy (a.) Officious; meddling; foolish active.
Busy (a.) Careful; anxious.
Busy (v. t.) To make or keep busy; to employ; to engage or keep engaged; to occupy; as, to busy one's self with books.
Butt (v. t.) Alt. of But
Butt (v. i.) To join at the butt, end, or outward extremity; to terminate; to be bounded; to abut.
Butt (v. i.) To thrust the head forward; to strike by thrusting the head forward, as an ox or a ram. [See Butt, n.]
Butt (v. t.) To strike by thrusting the head against; to strike with the head.
Butt (n.) A large cask or vessel for wine or beer. It contains two hogsheads.
Butt (n.) The common English flounder.
Buzz (v. i.) To make a low, continuous, humming or sibilant sound, like that made by bees with their wings. Hence: To utter a murmuring sound; to speak with a low, humming voice.
Buzz (v. t.) To sound forth by buzzing.
Buzz (v. t.) To whisper; to communicate, as tales, in an under tone; to spread, as report, by whispers, or secretly.
Buzz (v. t.) To talk to incessantly or confidentially in a low humming voice.
Buzz (v. t.) To sound with a "buzz".
Buzz (n.) A continuous, humming noise, as of bees; a confused murmur, as of general conversation in low tones, or of a general expression of surprise or approbation.
Buzz (n.) A whisper; a report spread secretly or cautiously.
Buzz (n.) The audible friction of voice consonants.
Cube (n.) A regular solid body, with six equal square sides.
Cube (n.) The product obtained by taking a number or quantity three times as a factor; as, 4x4=16, and 16x4=64, the cube of 4.
Cube (v. t.) To raise to the third power; to obtain the cube of.
Cuca (n.) See Coca.
Cuff (v. t.) To strike; esp., to smite with the palm or flat of the hand; to slap.
Cuff (v. t.) To buffet.
Cuff (v. i.) To fight; to scuffle; to box.
Cuff (n.) A blow; esp.,, a blow with the open hand; a box; a slap.
Cuff (n.) The fold at the end of a sleeve; the part of a sleeve turned back from the hand.
Cuff (n.) Any ornamental appendage at the wrist, whether attached to the sleeve of the garment or separate; especially, in modern times, such an appendage of starched
Cull (v. t.) To separate, select, or pick out; to choose and gather or collect; as, to cull flowers.
Cull (n.) A cully; a dupe; a gull. See Cully.
Culm (n.) The stalk or stem of grain and grasses (including the bamboo), jointed and usually hollow.
Culm (n.) Mineral coal that is not bituminous; anthracite, especially when found in small masses.
Culm (n.) The waste of the Pennsylvania anthracite mines, consisting of fine coal, dust, etc., and used as fuel.
Cult (n .) Attentive care; homage; worship.
Cult (n .) A system of religious belief and worship.
Cund (v. t.) To con (a ship).
Curb (v. t.) To bend or curve
Curb (v. t.) To guide and manage, or restrain, as with a curb; to bend to one's will; to subject; to subdue; to restrain; to confine; to keep in check.
Curb (v. t.) To furnish wich a curb, as a well; also, to restrain by a curb, as a bank of earth.
Curb (v. i.) To bend; to crouch; to cringe.
Curb (n.) That which curbs, restrains, or subdues; a check or hindrance; esp., a chain or strap attached to the upper part of the branches of a bit, and capable of being drawn tightly against the lower jaw of the horse.
Curb (n.) An assemblage of three or more pieces of timber, or a metal member, forming a frame around an opening, and serving to maintain the integrity of that opening; also, a ring of stone serving a similar purpose, as at the eye of a dome.
Curb (n.) A frame or wall round the mouth of a well; also, a frame within a well to prevent the earth caving in.
Curb (n.) A curbstone.
Curb (n.) A swelling on the back part of the hind leg of a horse, just behind the lowest part of the hock joint, generally causing lameness.
Curd (n.) The coagulated or thickened part of milk, as distinguished from the whey, or watery part. It is eaten as food, especially when made into cheese.
Curd (n.) The coagulated part of any liquid.
Curd (n.) The edible flower head of certain brassicaceous plants, as the broccoli and cauliflower.
Curd (v. t.) To cause to coagulate or thicken; to cause to congeal; to curdle.
Curd (v. i.) To become coagulated or thickened; to separate into curds and whey
Cure (n.) Care, heed, or attention.
Cure (n.) Spiritual charge; care of soul; the office of a parish priest or of a curate; hence, that which is committed to the charge of a parish priest or of a curate; a curacy; as, to resign a cure; to obtain a cure.
Cure (n.) Medical or hygienic care; remedial treatment of disease; a method of medical treatment; as, to use the water cure.
Cure (n.) Act of healing or state of being healed;
Cure (n.) Means of the removal of disease or evil; that which heals; a remedy; a restorative.
Cure (v. t.) To heal; to restore to health, soundness, or sanity; to make well; -- said of a patient.
Cure (v. t.) To subdue or remove by remedial means; to remedy; to remove; to heal; -- said of a malady.
Cure (v. t.) To set free from (something injurious or blameworthy), as from a bad habit.
Cure (v. t.) To prepare for preservation or permanent keeping; to preserve, as by drying, salting, etc.; as, to cure beef or fish; to cure hay.
Cure (v. i.) To pay heed; to care; to give attention.
Cure (v. i.) To restore health; to effect a cure.
Cure (v. i.) To become healed.
Cure (n.) A curate; a pardon.
Curl (n.) To twist or form into ringlets; to crisp, as the hair.
Curl (n.) To twist or make onto coils, as a serpent's body.
Curl (n.) To deck with, or as with, curls; to ornament.
Curl (n.) To raise in waves or undulations; to ripple.
Curl (n.) To shape (the brim) into a curve.
Curl (v. i.) To contract or bend into curls or ringlets, as hair; to grow in curls or spirals, as a vine; to be crinkled or contorted; to have a curly appearance; as, leaves lie curled on the ground.
Curl (v. i.) To move in curves, spirals, or undulations; to contract in curving out
Curl (v. i.) To play at the game called curling.
Curl (v.) A ringlet, especially of hair; anything of a spiral or winding form.
Curl (v.) An undulating or waving
Curl (v.) A disease in potatoes, in which the leaves, at their first appearance, seem curled and shrunken.
Curr (v. i.) To coo.
Curt (a.) Characterized by excessive brevity; short; rudely concise; as, curt limits; a curt answer.
Cusk (n.) A large, edible, marine fish (Brosmius brosme), allied to the cod, common on the northern coasts of Europe and America; -- called also tusk and torsk.
Cusp (n.) A triangular protection from the intrados of an arch, or from an inner curve of tracery.
Cusp (n.) The beginning or first entrance of any house in the calculations of nativities, etc.
Cusp (n.) The point or horn of the crescent moon or other crescent-shaped luminary.
Cusp (n.) A multiple point of a curve at which two or more branches of the curve have a common tangent.
Cusp (n.) A prominence or point, especially on the crown of a tooth.
Cusp (n.) A sharp and rigid point.
Cusp (v. t.) To furnish with a cusp or cusps.
Cute (a.) Clever; sharp; shrewd; ingenious; cunning.
Duad (n.) A union of two; duality.
Dual (a.) Expressing, or consisting of, the number two; belonging to two; as, the dual number of nouns, etc. , in Greek.
Duan (n.) A division of a poem corresponding to a canto; a poem or song.
Dubb (n.) The Syrian bear. See under Bear.
Duck (n.) A pet; a darling.
Duck (n.) A
Duck (n.) The light clothes worn by sailors in hot climates.
Duck (v. t.) To thrust or plunge under water or other liquid and suddenly withdraw.
Duck (v. t.) To plunge the head of under water, immediately withdrawing it; as, duck the boy.
Duck (v. t.) To bow; to bob down; to move quickly with a downward motion.
Duck (v. i.) To go under the surface of water and immediately reappear; to dive; to plunge the head in water or other liquid; to dip.
Duck (v. i.) To drop the head or person suddenly; to bow.
Duck (v. t.) Any bird of the subfamily Anatinae, family Anatidae.
Duck (v. t.) A sudden inclination of the bead or dropping of the person, resembling the motion of a duck in water.
Duct (n.) Any tube or canal by which a fluid or other substance is conducted or conveyed.
Duct (n.) One of the vessels of an animal body by which the products of glandular secretion are conveyed to their destination.
Duct (n.) A large, elongated cell, either round or prismatic, usually found associated with woody fiber.
Duct (n.) Guidance; direction.
Dude (n.) A kind of dandy; especially, one characterized by an ultrafashionable style of dress and other affectations.
Duds (n. pl.) Old or inferior clothes; tattered garments.
Duds (n. pl.) Effects, in general.
Duel (n.) A combat between two persons, fought with deadly weapons, by agreement. It usually arises from an injury done or an affront given by one to the other.
Duel (v. i. & t.) To fight in single combat.
Duet (n.) A composition for two performers, whether vocal or instrumental.
Duff (n.) Dough or paste.
Duff (n.) A stiff flour pudding, boiled in a bag; -- a term used especially by seamen; as, plum duff.
Duke (n.) A leader; a chief; a prince.
Duke (n.) In England, one of the highest order of nobility after princes and princesses of the royal blood and the four archbishops of England and Ireland.
Duke (n.) In some European countries, a sovereign prince, without the title of king.
Duke (v. i.) To play the duke.
Dull (superl.) Slow of understanding; wanting readiness of apprehension; stupid; doltish; blockish.
Dull (superl.) Slow in action; sluggish; unready; awkward.
Dull (superl.) Insensible; unfeeling.
Dull (superl.) Not keen in edge or point; lacking sharpness; blunt.
Dull (superl.) Not bright or clear to the eye; wanting in live
Dull (superl.) Heavy; gross; cloggy; insensible; spiritless; lifeless; inert.
Dull (superl.) Furnishing little delight, spirit, or variety; uninteresting; tedious; cheerless; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; as, a dull story or sermon; a dull occupation or period; hence, cloudy; overcast; as, a dull day.
Dull (v. t.) To deprive of sharpness of edge or point.
Dull (v. t.) To make dull, stupid, or sluggish; to stupefy, as the senses, the feelings, the perceptions, and the like.
Dull (v. t.) To render dim or obscure; to sully; to tarnish.
Dull (v. t.) To deprive of live
Dull (v. i.) To become dull or stupid.
Duly (adv.) In a due, fit, or becoming manner; as it (anything) ought to be; properly; regularly.
Dumb (a.) Destitute of the power of speech; unable; to utter articulate sounds; as, the dumb brutes.
Dumb (a.) Not willing to speak; mute; silent; not speaking; not accompanied by words; as, dumb show.
Dumb (a.) Lacking brightness or clearness, as a color.
Dumb (v. t.) To put to silence.
Dump (n.) A thick, ill-shapen piece; a clumsy leaden counter used by boys in playing chuck farthing.
Dump (v. t.) A dull, gloomy state of the mind; sadness; melancholy; low spirits; despondency; ill humor; -- now used only in the plural.
Dump (v. t.) Absence of mind; revery.
Dump (v. t.) A melancholy strain or tune in music; any tune.
Dump (v. t.) An old kind of dance.
Dump (v. t.) To knock heavily; to stump.
Dump (v. t.) To put or throw down with more or less of violence; hence, to unload from a cart by tilting it; as, to dump sand, coal, etc.
Dump (n.) A car or boat for dumping refuse, etc.
Dump (n.) A ground or place for dumping ashes, refuse, etc.
Dump (n.) That which is dumped.
Dump (n.) A pile of ore or rock.
Dune (n.) A low hill of drifting sand usually formed on the coats, but often carried far inland by the prevailing winds.
Dung (n.) The excrement of an animal.
Dung (v. t.) To manure with dung.
Dung (v. t.) To immerse or steep, as calico, in a bath of hot water containing cow dung; -- done to remove the superfluous mordant.
Dung (v. i.) To void excrement.
Dunt (n.) A blow.
Dupe (n.) One who has been deceived or who is easily deceived; a gull; as, the dupe of a schemer.
Dupe (n.) To deceive; to trick; to mislead by imposing on one's credulity; to gull; as, dupe one by flattery.
Dura (n.) Short form for Dura mater.
Dure (a.) Hard; harsh; severe; rough; toilsome.
Dure (a.) To last; to continue; to endure.
Duse (n.) A demon or spirit. See Deuce.
Dusk (a.) Tending to darkness or blackness; moderately dark or black; dusky.
Dusk (n.) Imperfect obscurity; a middle degree between light and darkness; twilight; as, the dusk of the evening.
Dusk (n.) A darkish color.
Dusk (v. t.) To make dusk.
Dusk (v. i.) To grow dusk.
Dust (n.) Fine, dry particles of earth or other matter, so comminuted that they may be raised and wafted by the wind; that which is crumbled too minute portions; fine powder; as, clouds of dust; bone dust.
Dust (n.) A single particle of earth or other matter.
Dust (n.) The earth, as the resting place of the dead.
Dust (n.) The earthy remains of bodies once alive; the remains of the human body.
Dust (n.) Figuratively, a worthless thing.
Dust (n.) Figuratively, a low or mean condition.
Dust (n.) Gold dust
Dust (n.) Coined money; cash.
Dust (v. t.) To free from dust; to brush, wipe, or sweep away dust from; as, to dust a table or a floor.
Dust (v. t.) To sprinkle with dust.
Dust (v. t.) To reduce to a fine powder; to levigate.
Duty (n.) That which is due; payment.
Duty (n.) That which a person is bound by moral obligation to do, or refrain from doing; that which one ought to do; service morally obligatory.
Duty (n.) Hence, any assigned service or business; as, the duties of a policeman, or a soldier; to be on duty.
Duty (n.) Specifically, obedience or submission due to parents and superiors.
Duty (n.) Respect; reverence; regard; act of respect; homage.
Duty (n.) The efficiency of an engine, especially a steam pumping engine, as measured by work done by a certain quantity of fuel; usually, the number of pounds of water lifted one foot by one bushel of coal (94 lbs. old standard), or by 1 cwt. (112 lbs., England, or 100 lbs., United States).
Duty (n.) Tax, toll, impost, or customs; excise; any sum of money required by government to be paid on the importation, exportation, or consumption of goods.
Euge (n.) Applause.
Eugh (n.) The yew.
Fuar (n.) Same as Feuar.
Fubs (n.) A plump young person or child.
Fuci (pl. ) of Fucus
Fuel (n.) Any matter used to produce heat by burning; that which feeds fire; combustible matter used for fires, as wood, coal, peat, etc.
Fuel (n.) Anything that serves to feed or increase passion or excitement.
Fuel (v. t.) To feed with fuel.
Fuel (v. t.) To store or furnish with fuel or firing.
Fuff (v. t. & i.) To puff.
Fuga (n.) A fugue.
Fugh (interj.) An exclamation of disgust; foh; faugh.
-ful (a.) A suffix signifying full of, abounding with; as, boastful, harmful, woeful.
Full (Compar.) Filled up, having within its limits all that it can contain; supplied; not empty or vacant; -- said primarily of hollow vessels, and hence of anything else; as, a cup full of water; a house full of people.
Full (Compar.) Abundantly furnished or provided; sufficient in. quantity, quality, or degree; copious; plenteous; ample; adequate; as, a full meal; a full supply; a full voice; a full compensation; a house full of furniture.
Full (Compar.) Not wanting in any essential quality; complete, entire; perfect; adequate; as, a full narrative; a person of full age; a full stop; a full face; the full moon.
Full (Compar.) Sated; surfeited.
Full (Compar.) Having the mind filled with ideas; stocked with knowledge; stored with information.
Full (Compar.) Having the attention, thoughts, etc., absorbed in any matter, and the feelings more or less excited by it, as, to be full of some project.
Full (Compar.) Filled with emotions.
Full (Compar.) Impregnated; made pregnant.
Full (n.) Complete measure; utmost extent; the highest state or degree.
Full (adv.) Quite; to the same degree; without abatement or diminution; with the whole force or effect; thoroughly; completely; exactly; entirely.
Full (v. i.) To become full or wholly illuminated; as, the moon fulls at midnight.
Full (n.) To thicken by moistening, heating, and pressing, as cloth; to mill; to make compact; to scour, cleanse, and thicken in a mill.
Full (v. i.) To become fulled or thickened; as, this material fulls well.
Fume (n.) Exhalation; volatile matter (esp. noxious vapor or smoke) ascending in a dense body; smoke; vapor; reek; as, the fumes of tobacco.
Fume (n.) Rage or excitement which deprives the mind of self-control; as, the fumes of passion.
Fume (n.) Anything vaporlike, unsubstantial, or airy; idle conceit; vain imagination.
Fume (n.) The incense of praise; inordinate flattery.
Fume (n.) To smoke; to throw off fumes, as in combustion or chemical action; to rise up, as vapor.
Fume (n.) To be as in a mist; to be dulled and stupefied.
Fume (n.) To pass off in fumes or vapors.
Fume (n.) To be in a rage; to be hot with anger.
Fume (v. t.) To expose to the action of fumes; to treat with vapors, smoke, etc.; as, to bleach straw by fuming it with sulphur; to fill with fumes, vapors, odors, etc., as a room.
Fume (v. t.) To praise inordinately; to flatter.
Fume (v. t.) To throw off in vapor, or as in the form of vapor.
Fumy (a.) Producing fumes; fumous.
Fund (n.) An aggregation or deposit of resources from which supplies are or may be drawn for carrying on any work, or for maintaining existence.
Fund (n.) A stock or capital; a sum of money appropriated as the foundation of some commercial or other operation undertaken with a view to profit; that reserve by means of which expenses and credit are supported; as, the fund of a bank, commercial house, manufacturing corporation, etc.
Fund (n.) The stock of a national debt; public securities; evidences (stocks or bonds) of money lent to government, for which interest is paid at prescribed intervals; -- called also public funds.
Fund (n.) An invested sum, whose income is devoted to a specific object; as, the fund of an ecclesiastical society; a fund for the maintenance of lectures or poor students; also, money systematically collected to meet the expenses of some permanent object.
Fund (n.) A store laid up, from which one may draw at pleasure; a supply; a full provision of resources; as, a fund of wisdom or good sense.
Fund (v. t.) To provide and appropriate a fund or permanent revenue for the payment of the interest of; to make permanent provision of resources (as by a pledge of revenue from customs) for discharging the interest of or principal of; as, to fund government notes.
Fund (v. t.) To place in a fund, as money.
Fund (v. t.) To put into the form of bonds or stocks bearing regular interest; as, to fund the floating debt.
Funk (n.) An offensive smell; a stench.
Funk (v. t.) To envelop with an offensive smell or smoke.
Funk (v. i.) To emit an offensive smell; to stink.
Funk (v. i.) To be frightened, and shrink back; to flinch; as, to funk at the edge of a precipice.
Funk (n.) Alt. of Funking
Furl (v. t.) To draw up or gather into close compass; to wrap or roll, as a sail, close to the yard, stay, or mast, or, as a flag, close to or around its staff, securing it there by a gasket or
Fury (n.) A thief.
Fury (n.) Violent or extreme excitement; overmastering agitation or enthusiasm.
Fury (n.) Violent anger; extreme wrath; rage; -- sometimes applied to inanimate things, as the wind or storms; impetuosity; violence.
Fury (n.) pl. (Greek Myth.) The avenging deities, Tisiphone, Alecto, and Megaera; the Erinyes or Eumenides.
Fury (n.) One of the Parcae, or Fates, esp. Atropos.
Fury (n.) A stormy, turbulent violent woman; a hag; a vixen; a virago; a termagant.
Fuse (v. t.) To liquefy by heat; to render fiuid; to dissolve; to melt.
Fuse (v. t.) To unite or blend, as if melted together.
Fuse (v. i.) To be reduced from a solid to a Quid state by heat; to be melted; to melt.
Fuse (v. i.) To be blended, as if melted together.
Fuse (n.) A tube or casing filled with combustible matter, by means of which a charge of powder is ignited, as in blasting; -- called also fuzee. See Fuze.
Fuss (n.) A tumult; a bustle; unnecessary or annoying ado about trifles.
Fuss (n.) One who is unduly anxious about trifles.
Fuss (v. i.) To be overbusy or unduly anxious about trifles; to make a bustle or ado.
Fast (n.) The shaft of a column, or trunk of pilaster.
Fust (n.) A strong, musty smell; mustiness.
Fust (v. i.) To become moldy; to smell ill.
Fuze (n.) A tube, filled with combustible matter, for exploding a shell, etc. See Fuse, n.
Fuzz (v. t.) To make drunk.
Fuzz (n.) Fine, light particles or fibers; loose, volatile matter.
Fuzz (v. i.) To fly off in minute particles.
Guan (n.) Any one of many species of large gallinaceous birds of Central and South America, belonging to Penelope, Pipile, Ortalis, and allied genera. Several of the species are often domesticated.
Guhr (n.) A loose, earthy deposit from water, found in the cavities or clefts of rocks, mostly white, but sometimes red or yellow, from a mixture of clay or ocher.
Guib (n.) A West African antelope (Tragelaphus scriptus), curiously marked with white stripes and spots on a reddish fawn ground, and hence called harnessed antelope; -- called also guiba.
Gula (n.) The upper front of the neck, next to the chin; the upper throat.
Gula (n.) A plate which in most insects supports the submentum.
Gula (n.) A capping molding. Same as Cymatium.
Guid (n.) A flower. See Gold.
Gule (v. t.) To give the color of gules to.
Gule (n.) The throat; the gullet.
Gulf (n.) A hollow place in the earth; an abyss; a deep chasm or basin,
Gulf (n.) That which swallows; the gullet.
Gulf (n.) That which swallows irretrievably; a whirlpool; a sucking eddy.
Gulf (n.) A portion of an ocean or sea extending into the land; a partially land-locked sea; as, the Gulf of Mexico.
Gulf (n.) A large deposit of ore in a lode.
Gull (v. t.) To deceive; to cheat; to mislead; to trick; to defraud.
Gull (n.) A cheating or cheat; trick; fraud.
Gull (n.) One easily cheated; a dupe.
Gull (n.) One of many species of long-winged sea birds of the genus Larus and allied genera.
Gulp (v. t.) To swallow eagerly, or in large draughts; to swallow up; to take down at one swallow.
Gulp (n.) The act of taking a large mouthful; a swallow, or as much as is awallowed at once.
Gulp (n.) A disgorging.
Gult (n.) Guilt. See Guilt.
Guly (a.) Of or pertaining to gules; red.
Gump (n.) A dolt; a dunce.
Guna (n.) In Sanskrit grammar, a lengthening of the simple vowels a, i, e, by prefixing an a element. The term is sometimes used to denote the same vowel change in other languages.
Gurl (n.) A young person of either sex. [Obs.] See Girl.
Gurt (n.) A gutter or channel for water, hewn out of the bottom of a working drift.
Gush (v. i.) To issue with violence and rapidity, as a fluid; to rush forth as a fluid from confinement; to flow copiously.
Gush (v. i.) To make a sentimental or untimely exhibition of affection; to display enthusiasm in a silly, demonstrative manner.
Gush (v. t.) A sudden and violent issue of a fluid from an inclosed plase; an emission of a liquid in a large quantity, and with force; the fluid thus emitted; a rapid outpouring of anything; as, a gush of song from a bird.
Gush (v. t.) A sentimental exhibition of affection or enthusiasm, etc.; effusive display of sentiment.
Gust (n.) A sudden squall; a violent blast of wind; a sudden and brief rushing or driving of the wind. Snow, and hail, stormy gust and flaw.
Gust (n.) A sudden violent burst of passion.
Gust (n.) The sense or pleasure of tasting; relish; gusto.
Gust (n.) Gratification of any kind, particularly that which is exquisitely relished; enjoyment.
Gust (n.) Intellectual taste; fancy.
Gust (v. t.) To taste; to have a relish for.
Guze (n.) A roundlet of tincture sanguine, which is blazoned without mention of the tincture.
Huch (n.) Alt. of Huchen
Huck (v. i.) To higgle in trading.
Hued (a.) Having color; -- usually in composition; as, bright-hued; many-hued.
Huer (n.) One who cries out or gives an alarm; specifically, a balker; a conder. See Balker.
Huff (v. t.) To swell; to enlarge; to puff up; as, huffed up with air.
Huff (v. t.) To treat with insolence and arrogance; to chide or rebuke with insolence; to hector; to bully.
Huff (v. t.) To remove from the board (the piece which could have captured an opposing piece). See Huff, v. i., 3.
Huff (v. i.) To enlarge; to swell up; as, bread huffs.
Huff (v. i.) To bluster or swell with anger, pride, or arrogance; to storm; to take offense.
Huff (v. i.) To remove from the board a man which could have captured a piece but has not done so; -- so called because it was the habit to blow upon the piece.
Huff (n.) A swell of sudden anger or arrogance; a fit of disappointment and petulance or anger; a rage.
Huff (n.) A boaster; one swelled with a false opinion of his own value or importance.
Huge (superl.) Very large; enormous; immense; excessive; -- used esp. of material bulk, but often of qualities, extent, etc.; as, a huge ox; a huge space; a huge difference.
Hugy (a.) Vast.
Huke (n.) An outer garment worn in Europe in the Middle Ages.
Hulk (n.) The body of a ship or decked vessel of any kind; esp., the body of an old vessel laid by as unfit for service.
Hulk (n.) A heavy ship of clumsy build.
Hulk (n.) Anything bulky or unwieldly.
Hulk (v. t.) To take out the entrails of; to disembowel; as, to hulk a hare.
Hull (v. t.) The outer covering of anything, particularly of a nut or of grain; the outer skin of a kernel; the husk.
Hull (v. t.) The frame or body of a vessel, exclusive of her masts, yards, sails, and rigging.
Hull (v. t.) To strip off or separate the hull or hulls of; to free from integument; as, to hull corn.
Hull (v. t.) To pierce the hull of, as a ship, with a cannon ball.
Hull (v. i.) To toss or drive on the water, like the hull of a ship without sails.
Hump (n.) A protuberance; especially, the protuberance formed by a crooked back.
Hump (n.) A fleshy protuberance on the back of an animal, as a camel or whale.
Hung () imp. & p. p. of Hang.
Hunk (n.) A large lump or piece; a hunch; as, a hunk of bread.
Hunt (v. t.) To search for or follow after, as game or wild animals; to chase; to pursue for the purpose of catching or killing; to follow with dogs or guns for sport or exercise; as, to hunt a deer.
Hunt (v. t.) To search diligently after; to seek; to pursue; to follow; -- often with out or up; as, to hunt up the facts; to hunt out evidence.
Hunt (v. t.) To drive; to chase; -- with down, from, away, etc.; as, to hunt down a criminal; he was hunted from the parish.
Hunt (v. t.) To use or manage in the chase, as hounds.
Hunt (v. t.) To use or traverse in pursuit of game; as, he hunts the woods, or the country.
Hunt (v. i.) To follow the chase; to go out in pursuit of game; to course with hounds.
Hunt (v. i.) To seek; to pursue; to search; -- with for or after.
Hunt (n.) The act or practice of chasing wild animals; chase; pursuit; search.
Hunt (n.) The game secured in the hunt.
Hunt (n.) A pack of hounds.
Hunt (n.) An association of huntsmen.
Hunt (n.) A district of country hunted over.
Hurl (v. t.) To send whirling or whizzing through the air; to throw with violence; to drive with great force; as, to hurl a stone or lance.
Hurl (v. t.) To emit or utter with vehemence or impetuosity; as, to hurl charges or invective.
Hurl (v. t.) To twist or turn.
Hurl (v. i.) To hurl one's self; to go quickly.
Hurl (v. i.) To perform the act of hurling something; to throw something (at another).
Hurl (v. i.) To play the game of hurling. See Hurling.
Hurl (n.) The act of hurling or throwing with violence; a cast; a fling.
Hurl (n.) Tumult; riot; hurly-burly.
Hurl (n.) A table on which fiber is stirred and mixed by beating with a bowspring.
Hurr (v. i.) To make a rolling or burring sound.
Hurt (n.) A band on a trip-hammer helve, bearing the trunnions.
Hurt (n.) A husk. See Husk, 2.
Hurt (imp. & p. p.) of Hurt
Hurt (v. t.) To cause physical pain to; to do bodily harm to; to wound or bruise painfully.
Hurt (v. t.) To impar the value, usefulness, beauty, or pleasure of; to damage; to injure; to harm.
Hurt (v. t.) To wound the feelings of; to cause mental pain to; to offend in honor or self-respect; to annoy; to grieve.
Hush (v. t.) To still; to silence; to calm; to make quiet; to repress the noise or clamor of.
Hush (v. t.) To appease; to allay; to calm; to soothe.
Hush (v. i.) To become or to keep still or quiet; to become silent; -- esp. used in the imperative, as an exclamation; be still; be silent or quiet; make no noise.
Hush (n.) Stillness; silence; quiet.
Hush (a.) Silent; quiet.
Husk (n.) The external covering or envelope of certain fruits or seeds; glume; hull; rind; in the United States, especially applied to the covering of the ears of maize.
Husk (n.) The supporting frame of a run of millstones.
Husk (v. t.) To strip off the external covering or envelope of; as, to husk Indian corn.
Huso (n.) A large European sturgeon (Acipenser huso), inhabiting the region of the Black and Caspian Seas. It sometimes attains a length of more than twelve feet, and a weight of two thousand pounds. Called also hausen.
Huso (n.) The huchen, a large salmon.
Huzz (v. i.) To buzz; to murmur.
Juba (n.) The mane of an animal.
Juba (n.) A loose panicle, the axis of which falls to pieces, as in certain grasses.
Jube (n.) chancel screen or rood screen.
Jube (n.) gallery above such a screen, from which certain parts of the service were formerly read.
Juge (n.) A judge.
Juga (pl. ) of Jugum
Juke (v. i.) To bend the neck; to bow or duck the head.
Juke (n.) The neck of a bird.
Juke (v. i.) To perch on anything, as birds do.
Juli (pl. ) of Julus
July (n.) The seventh month of the year, containing thirty-one days.
Jump (n.) A kind of loose jacket for men.
Jump (n.) A bodice worn instead of stays by women in the 18th century.
Jump (v. i.) To spring free from the ground by the muscular action of the feet and legs; to project one's self through the air; to spring; to bound; to leap.
Jump (v. i.) To move as if by jumping; to bounce; to jolt.
Jump (v. i.) To coincide; to agree; to accord; to tally; -- followed by with.
Jump (v. t.) To pass by a spring or leap; to overleap; as, to jump a stream.
Jump (v. t.) To cause to jump; as, he jumped his horse across the ditch.
Jump (v. t.) To expose to danger; to risk; to hazard.
Jump (v. t.) To join by a butt weld.
Jump (v. t.) To thicken or enlarge by endwise blows; to upset.
Jump (v. t.) To bore with a jumper.
Jump (n.) The act of jumping; a leap; a spring; a bound.
Jump (n.) An effort; an attempt; a venture.
Jump (n.) The space traversed by a leap.
Jump (n.) A dislocation in a stratum; a fault.
Jump (n.) An abrupt interruption of level in a piece of brickwork or masonry.
Jump (a.) Nice; exact; matched; fitting; precise.
Jump (adv.) Exactly; pat.
June (n.) The sixth month of the year, containing thirty days.
Junk (n.) A fragment of any solid substance; a thick piece. See Chunk.
Junk (n.) Pieces of old cable or old cordage, used for making gaskets, mats, swabs, etc., and when picked to pieces, forming oakum for filling the seams of ships.
Junk (n.) Old iron, or other metal, glass, paper, etc., bought and sold by junk dealers.
Junk (n.) Hard salted beef supplied to ships.
Junk (n.) A large vessel, without keel or prominent stem, and with huge masts in one piece, used by the Chinese, Japanese, Siamese, Malays, etc., in navigating their waters.
June (n.) The sister and wife of Jupiter, the queen of heaven, and the goddess who presided over marriage. She corresponds to the Greek Hera.
June (n.) One of the early discovered asteroids.
Jupe (n.) Same as Jupon.
Jura (n.) 1. A range of mountains between France and Switzerland.
Jura (n.) The Jurassic period. See Jurassic.
Jury (a.) For temporary use; -- applied to a temporary contrivance.
Jury (a.) A body of men, usually twelve, selected according to law, impaneled and sworn to inquire into and try any matter of fact, and to render their true verdict according to the evidence legally adduced. See Grand jury under Grand, and Inquest.
Jury (a.) A committee for determining relative merit or awarding prizes at an exhibition or competition; as, the art jury gave him the first prize.
Just (a.) Conforming or conformable to rectitude or justice; not doing wrong to any; violating no right or obligation; upright; righteous; honest; true; -- said both of persons and things.
Just (a.) Not transgressing the requirement of truth and propriety; conformed to the truth of things, to reason, or to a proper standard; exact; normal; reasonable; regular; due; as, a just statement; a just inference.
Just (a.) Rendering or disposed to render to each one his due; equitable; fair; impartial; as, just judge.
Just (adv.) Precisely; exactly; -- in place, time, or degree; neither more nor less than is stated.
Just (adv.) Closely; nearly; almost.
Just (adv.) Barely; merely; scarcely; only; by a very small space or time; as, he just missed the train; just too late.
Just (v. i.) To joust.
Just (n.) A joust.
Jute (n.) The coarse, strong fiber of the East Indian Corchorus olitorius, and C. capsularis; also, the plant itself. The fiber is much used for making mats, gunny cloth, cordage, hangings, paper, etc.
Kuda (n.) The East Indian tapir. See Tapir.
Kudu (n.) See Koodoo.
Kurd (n.) A native or inhabitant of a mountainous region of Western Asia belonging to the Turkish and Persian monarchies.
Luce (n.) A pike when full grown.
Luck (n.) That which happens to a person; an event, good or ill, affecting one's interests or happiness, and which is deemed casual; a course or series of such events regarded as occurring by chance; chance; hap; fate; fortune; often, one's habitual or characteristic fortune; as, good, bad, ill, or hard luck. Luck is often used for good luck; as, luck is better than skill.
Lues (n.) Disease, especially of a contagious kind.
Luff (n.) The side of a ship toward the wind.
Luff (n.) The act of sailing a ship close to the wind.
Luff (n.) The roundest part of a ship's bow.
Luff (n.) The forward or weather leech of a sail, especially of the jib, spanker, and other fore-and-aft sails.
Luff (v. i.) To turn the head of a vessel toward the wind; to sail nearer the wind; to turn the tiller so as to make the vessel sail nearer the wind.
Luke (a.) Moderately warm; not hot; tepid.
Lull (v. t.) To cause to rest by soothing influences; to compose; to calm; to soothe; to quiet.
Lull (v. i.) To become gradually calm; to subside; to cease or abate for a time; as, the storm lulls.
Lull (n.) The power or quality of soothing; that which soothes; a lullaby.
Lull (n.) A temporary cessation of storm or confusion.
Lump (n.) A small mass of matter of irregular shape; an irregular or shapeless mass; as, a lump of coal; a lump of iron ore.
Lump (n.) A mass or aggregation of things.
Lump (n.) A projection beneath the breech end of a gun barrel.
Lump (v. i.) To throw into a mass; to unite in a body or sum without distinction of particulars.
Lump (v. i.) To take in the gross; to speak of collectively.
Lump (v. i.) To get along with as one can, although displeased; as, if he does n't like it, he can lump it.
Luna (n.) The moon.
Luna (n.) Silver.
Lune (n.) Anything in the shape of a half moon.
Lune (n.) A figure in the form of a crescent, bounded by two intersecting arcs of circles.
Lune (n.) A fit of lunacy or madness; a period of frenzy; a crazy or unreasonable freak.
Lung (n.) An organ for aerial respiration; -- commonly in the plural.
Lunt (n.) The match cord formerly used in firing cannon.
Lunt (n.) A puff of smoke.
Luny (a.) Crazy; mentally unsound.
Lure (n.) A contrivance somewhat resembling a bird, and often baited with raw meat; -- used by falconers in recalling hawks.
Lure (n.) Any enticement; that which invites by the prospect of advantage or pleasure; a decoy.
Lure (n.) A velvet smoothing brush.
Lure (n.) To draw to the lure; hence, to allure or invite by means of anything that promises pleasure or advantage; to entice; to attract.
Lure (v. i.) To recall a hawk or other animal.
Lurg (n.) A large marine annelid (Nephthys caeca), inhabiting the sandy shores of Europe and America. It is whitish, with a pearly luster, and grows to the length of eight or ten inches.
Lurk (v. i.) To lie hid; to lie in wait.
Lurk (v. i.) To keep out of sight.
Lush (a.) Full of juice or succulence.
Lusk (a.) Lazy; slothful.
Lusk (n.) A lazy fellow; a lubber.
Lusk (v. i.) To be idle or unemployed.
Lust (n.) Pleasure.
Lust (n.) Inclination; desire.
Lust (n.) Longing desire; eagerness to possess or enjoy; -- in a had sense; as, the lust of gain.
Lust (n.) Licentious craving; sexual appetite.
Lust (n.) Hence: Virility; vigor; active power.
Lust (n.) To list; to like.
Lust (n.) To have an eager, passionate, and especially an inordinate or sinful desire, as for the gratification of the sexual appetite or of covetousness; -- often with after.
Lute (n.) A cement of clay or other tenacious infusible substance for sealing joints in apparatus, or the mouths of vessels or tubes, or for coating the bodies of retorts, etc., when exposed to heat; -- called also luting.
Lute (n.) A packing ring, as of rubber, for fruit jars, etc.
Lute (n.) A straight-edged piece of wood for striking off superfluous clay from mold.
Lute (v. t.) To close or seal with lute; as, to lute on the cover of a crucible; to lute a joint.
Lute (n.) A stringed instrument formerly much in use. It consists of four parts, namely, the table or front, the body, having nine or ten ribs or "sides," arranged like the divisions of a melon, the neck, which has nine or ten frets or divisions, and the head, or cross, in which the screws for tuning are inserted. The strings are struck with the right hand, and with the left the stops are pressed.
Lute (v. i.) To sound, as a lute. Piers Plowman. Keats.
Lute (v. t.) To play on a lute, or as on a lute.
Luth (n.) The leatherback.
Luxe (n.) Luxury.
Muce (n.) See Muse, and Muset.
Much (Compar. & superl. wanting, but supplied by) Great in quantity; long in duration; as, much rain has fallen; much time.
Much (Compar. & superl. wanting, but supplied by) Many in number.
Much (Compar. & superl. wanting, but supplied by) High in rank or position.
Much (n.) A great quantity; a great deal; also, an indefinite quantity; as, you have as much as I.
Much (n.) A thing uncommon, wonderful, or noticeable; something considerable.
Much (a.) To a great degree or extent; greatly; abundantly; far; nearly.
Muck () abbreviation of Amuck.
Muck (n.) Dung in a moist state; manure.
Muck (n.) Vegetable mold mixed with earth, as found in low, damp places and swamps.
Muck (n.) Anything filthy or vile.
Muck (n.) Money; -- in contempt.
Muck (a.) Like muck; mucky; also, used in collecting or distributing muck; as, a muck fork.
Muck (v. t.) To manure with muck.
Muff (n.) A soft cover of cylindrical form, usually of fur, worn by women to shield the hands from cold.
Muff (n.) A short hollow cylinder surrounding an object, as a pipe.
Muff (n.) A blown cylinder of glass which is afterward flattened out to make a sheet.
Muff (n.) A stupid fellow; a poor-spirited person.
Muff (n.) A failure to hold a ball when once in the hands.
Muff (n.) The whitethroat.
Muff (v. t.) To handle awkwardly; to fumble; to fail to hold, as a ball, in catching it.
Mule (n.) A hybrid animal; specifically, one generated between an ass and a mare, sometimes a horse and a she-ass. See Hinny.
Mule (n.) A plant or vegetable produced by impregnating the pistil of one species with the pollen or fecundating dust of another; -- called also hybrid.
Mule (n.) A very stubborn person.
Mule (n.) A machine, used in factories, for spinning cotton, wool, etc., into yarn or thread and winding it into cops; -- called also jenny and mule-jenny.
Mull (n.) A thin, soft kind of muslin.
Mull (n.) A promontory; as, the Mull of Cantyre.
Mull (n.) A snuffbox made of the small end of a horn.
Mull (n.) Dirt; rubbish.
Mull (v. t.) To powder; to pulverize.
Mull (v. i.) To work (over) mentally; to cogitate; to ruminate; -- usually with over; as, to mull over a thought or a problem.
Mull (n.) An inferior kind of madder prepared from the smaller roots or the peelings and refuse of the larger.
Mull (v. t.) To heat, sweeten, and enrich with spices; as, to mull wine.
Mull (v. t.) To dispirit or deaden; to dull or blunt.
Mumm (v. i.) To sport or make diversion in a mask or disguise; to mask.
Mump (v. i.) To move the lips with the mouth closed; to mumble, as in sulkiness.
Mump (v. i.) To talk imperfectly, brokenly, or feebly; to chatter unintelligibly.
Mump (v. i.) To cheat; to deceive; to play the beggar.
Mump (v. i.) To be sullen or sulky.
Mump (v. t.) To utter imperfectly, brokenly, or feebly.
Mump (v. t.) To work over with the mouth; to mumble; as, to mump food.
Mump (v. t.) To deprive of (something) by cheating; to impose upon.
Mund (n.) See Mun.
Mung (n.) Green gram, a kind of pulse (Phaseolus Mungo), grown for food in British India.
Mure (n.) A wall.
Mure (n.) To inclose in walls; to wall; to immure; to shut up.
Murk (a.) Dark; murky.
Murk (n.) Darkness; mirk.
Murk (n.) The refuse of fruit, after the juice has been expressed; marc.
Murr (n.) A catarrh.
Musa (n.) A genus of perennial, herbaceous, endogenous plants of great size, including the banana (Musa sapientum), the plantain (M. paradisiaca of Linnaeus, but probably not a distinct species), the Abyssinian (M. Ensete), the Philippine Island (M. textilis, which yields Manila hemp), and about eighteen other species. See Illust. of Banana and Plantain.
Muse (n.) A gap or hole in a hedge, hence, wall, or the like, through which a wild animal is accustomed to pass; a muset.
Muse (n.) One of the nine goddesses who presided over song and the different kinds of poetry, and also the arts and sciences; -- often used in the plural.
Muse (n.) A particular power and practice of poetry.
Muse (n.) A poet; a bard.
Muse (n.) To think closely; to study in silence; to meditate.
Muse (n.) To be absent in mind; to be so occupied in study or contemplation as not to observe passing scenes or things present; to be in a brown study.
Muse (n.) To wonder.
Muse (v. t.) To think on; to meditate on.
Muse (v. t.) To wonder at.
Muse (n.) Contemplation which abstracts the mind from passing scenes; absorbing thought; hence, absence of mind; a brown study.
Muse (n.) Wonder, or admiration.
Mush (n.) Meal (esp. Indian meal) boiled in water; hasty pudding; supawn.
Mush (v. t.) To notch, cut, or indent, as cloth, with a stamp.
Musk (n.) A substance of a reddish brown color, and when fresh of the consistence of honey, obtained from a bag being behind the navel of the male musk deer. It has a slightly bitter taste, but is specially remarkable for its powerful and enduring odor. It is used in medicine as a stimulant antispasmodic. The term is also applied to secretions of various other animals, having a similar odor.
Musk (n.) The musk deer. See Musk deer (below).
Musk (n.) The perfume emitted by musk, or any perfume somewhat similar.
Musk (n.) The musk plant (Mimulus moschatus).
Musk (n.) A plant of the genus Erodium (E. moschatum); -- called also musky heron's-bill.
Musk (n.) A plant of the genus Muscari; grape hyacinth.
Musk (v. t.) To perfume with musk.
Muss (n.) A scramble, as when small objects are thrown down, to be taken by those who can seize them; a confused struggle.
Muss (n.) A state of confusion or disorder; -- prob. variant of mess, but influenced by muss, a scramble.
Muss (v. t.) To disarrange, as clothing; to rumple.
Muss (n.) A term of endearment.
Must (v. i. / auxiliary) To be obliged; to be necessitated; -- expressing either physical or moral necessity; as, a man must eat for nourishment; we must submit to the laws.
Must (v. i. / auxiliary) To be morally required; to be necessary or essential to a certain quality, character, end, or result; as, he must reconsider the matter; he must have been insane.
Must (n.) The expressed juice of the grape, or other fruit, before fermentation.
Must (n.) Mustiness.
Must (v. t. & i.) To make musty; to become musty.
Mute (v. t.) To cast off; to molt.
Mute (v. t. & i.) To eject the contents of the bowels; -- said of birds.
Mute (n.) The dung of birds.
Mute (a.) Not speaking; uttering no sound; silent.
Mute (a.) Incapable of speaking; dumb.
Mute (a.) Not uttered; unpronounced; silent; also, produced by complete closure of the mouth organs which interrupt the passage of breath; -- said of certain letters. See 5th Mute, 2.
Mute (a.) Not giving a ringing sound when struck; -- said of a metal.
Mute (n.) One who does not speak, whether from physical inability, unwillingness, or other cause.
Mute (n.) One who, from deafness, either congenital or from early life, is unable to use articulate language; a deaf-mute.
Mute (n.) A person employed by undertakers at a funeral.
Mute (n.) A person whose part in a play does not require him to speak.
Mute (n.) Among the Turks, an officer or attendant who is selected for his place because he can not speak.
Mute (n.) A letter which represents no sound; a silent letter; also, a close articulation; an element of speech formed by a position of the mouth organs which stops the passage of the breath; as, p, b, d, k, t.
Mute (n.) A little utensil made of brass, ivory, or other material, so formed that it can be fixed in an erect position on the bridge of a violin, or similar instrument, in order to deaden or soften the tone.
Muxy (a.) Soft; sticky, and dirty.
Nude (a.) Bare; naked; unclothed; undraped; as, a nude statue.
Nude (a.) Naked; without consideration; void; as, a nude contract. See Nudum pactum.
Null (a.) Of no legal or binding force or validity; of no efficacy; invalid; void; nugatory; useless.
Null (n.) Something that has no force or meaning.
Null (n.) That which has no value; a cipher; zero.
Null (v. t.) To annul.
Null (n.) One of the beads in nulled work.
Numb (a.) Enfeebled in, or destitute of, the power of sensation and motion; rendered torpid; benumbed; insensible; as, the fingers or limbs are numb with cold.
Numb (a.) Producing numbness; benumbing; as, the numb, cold night.
Numb (v. t.) To make numb; to deprive of the power of sensation or motion; to render senseless or inert; to deaden; to benumb; to stupefy.
Nurl (v. t.) To cut with reeding or fluting on the edge of, as coins, the heads of screws, etc.; to knurl.
Ouch (n.) A socket or bezel holding a precious stone; hence, a jewel or ornament worn on the person.
-our () See -or.
Ours (possessive pron.) See Note under Our.
-ous () An adjective suffix meaning full of, abounding in, having, possessing the qualities of, like; as in gracious, abounding in grace; arduous, full of ardor; bulbous, having bulbs, bulblike; riotous, poisonous, piteous, joyous, etc.
-ous () A suffix denoting that the element indicated by the name bearing it, has a valence lower than that denoted by the termination -ic; as, nitrous, sulphurous, etc., as contrasted with nitric, sulphuric, etc.
Ouse (n. & v.) See Ooze.
Oust (n.) See Oast.
Oust (v. t.) To take away; to remove.
Oust (v. t.) To eject; to turn out.
Ouze (n. & v.) See Ooze.
Puce (a.) Of a dark brown or brownish purple color.
Puck (n.) A celebrated fairy, "the merry wanderer of the night;" -- called also Robin Goodfellow, Friar Rush, Pug, etc.
Puck (n.) The goatsucker.
Pudu (n.) A very small deer (Pudua humilis), native of the Chilian Andes. It has simple spikelike antlers, only two or three inches long.
Pued (imp. & p. p.) of Pue
Puer (n.) The dung of dogs, used as an alka
Puet (n.) The pewit.
Puff (n.) A sudden and single emission of breath from the mouth; hence, any sudden or short blast of wind; a slight gust; a whiff.
Puff (n.) Anything light and filled with air.
Puff (n.) A puffball.
Puff (n.) a kind of light pastry.
Puff (n.) A utensil of the toilet for dusting the skin or hair with powder.
Puff (n.) An exaggerated or empty expression of praise, especially one in a public journal.
Puff (n.) To blow in puffs, or with short and sudden whiffs.
Puff (n.) To blow, as an expression of scorn; -- with at.
Puff (n.) To breathe quick and hard, or with puffs, as after violent exertion.
Puff (n.) To swell with air; to be dilated or inflated.
Puff (n.) To breathe in a swelling, inflated, or pompous manner; hence, to assume importance.
Puff (v. t.) To drive with a puff, or with puffs.
Puff (v. t.) To repel with words; to blow at contemptuously.
Puff (v. t.) To cause to swell or dilate; to inflate; to ruffle with puffs; -- often with up; as, a bladder puffed with air.
Puff (v. t.) To inflate with pride, flattery, self-esteem, or the like; -- often with up.
Puff (v. t.) To praise with exaggeration; to flatter; to call public attention to by praises; to praise unduly.
Puff (a.) Puffed up; vain.
Pugh (interj.) Pshaw! pish! -- a word used in contempt or disdain.
Puit (n.) A well; a small stream; a fountain; a spring.
Puke (v. i.) To eject the contests of the stomach; to vomit; to spew.
Puke (v. t.) To eject from the stomach; to vomit up.
Puke (n.) A medicine that causes vomiting; an emetic; a vomit.
Puke (a.) Of a color supposed to be between black and russet.
Pule (v. i.) To cry like a chicken.
Pule (v. i.) To whimper; to whine, as a complaining child.
Pull (v. t.) To draw, or attempt to draw, toward one; to draw forcibly.
Pull (v. t.) To draw apart; to tear; to rend.
Pull (v. t.) To gather with the hand, or by drawing toward one; to pluck; as, to pull fruit; to pull flax; to pull a finch.
Pull (v. t.) To move or operate by the motion of drawing towards one; as, to pull a bell; to pull an oar.
Pull (v. t.) To hold back, and so prevent from winning; as, the favorite was pulled.
Pull (v. t.) To take or make, as a proof or impression; -- hand presses being worked by pulling a lever.
Pull (v. t.) To strike the ball in a particular manner. See Pull, n., 8.
Pull (v. i.) To exert one's self in an act or motion of drawing or hauling; to tug; as, to pull at a rope.
Pull (n.) The act of pulling or drawing with force; an effort to move something by drawing toward one.
Pull (n.) A contest; a struggle; as, a wrestling pull.
Pull (n.) A pluck; loss or violence suffered.
Pull (n.) A knob, handle, or lever, etc., by which anything is pulled; as, a drawer pull; a bell pull.
Pull (n.) The act of rowing; as, a pull on the river.
Pull (n.) The act of drinking; as, to take a pull at the beer, or the mug.
Pull (n.) Something in one's favor in a comparison or a contest; an advantage; means of influencing; as, in weights the favorite had the pull.
Pull (n.) A kind of stroke by which a leg ball is sent to the off side, or an off ball to the side.
Pulp (n.) A moist, slightly cohering mass, consisting of soft, undissolved animal or vegetable matter.
Pulp (n.) A tissue or part resembling pulp; especially, the soft, highly vascular and sensitive tissue which fills the central cavity, called the pulp cavity, of teeth.
Pulp (n.) The soft, succulent part of fruit; as, the pulp of a grape.
Pulp (n.) The exterior part of a coffee berry.
Pulp (n.) The material of which paper is made when ground up and suspended in water.
Pulp (v. t.) To reduce to pulp.
Pulp (v. t.) To deprive of the pulp, or integument.
Pult (v. t.) To put.
Pulu (n.) A vegetable substance consisting of soft, elastic, yellowish brown chaff, gathered in the Hawaiian Islands from the young fronds of free ferns of the genus Cibotium, chiefly C. Menziesii; -- used for stuffing mattresses, cushions, etc., and as an absorbent.
Puma (n.) A large American carnivore (Felis concolor), found from Canada to Patagonia, especially among the mountains. Its color is tawny, or brownish yellow, without spots or stripes. Called also catamount, cougar, American lion, mountain lion, and panther or painter.
Pume (n.) A stint.
Pump (n.) A low shoe with a thin sole.
Pump (n.) An hydraulic machine, variously constructed, for raising or transferring fluids, consisting essentially of a moving piece or piston working in a hollow cylinder or other cavity, with valves properly placed for admitting or retaining the fluid as it is drawn or driven through them by the action of the piston.
Pump (v. t.) To raise with a pump, as water or other liquid.
Pump (v. t.) To draw water, or the like, from; to from water by means of a pump; as, they pumped the well dry; to pump a ship.
Pump (v. t.) Figuratively, to draw out or obtain, as secrets or money, by persistent questioning or plying; to question or ply persistently in order to elicit something, as information, money, etc.
Pump (v. i.) To work, or raise water, a pump.
Pumy (a.) Large and rounded.
Pung (n.) A kind of plain sleigh drawn by one horse; originally, a rude oblong box on runners.
Punk (n.) Wood so decayed as to be dry, crumbly, and useful for tinder; touchwood.
Punk (n.) A fungus (Polyporus fomentarius, etc.) sometimes dried for tinder; agaric.
Punk (n.) An artificial tinder. See Amadou, and Spunk.
Punk (n.) A prostitute; a strumpet.
Punt (v. i.) To play at basset, baccara, faro. or omber; to gamble.
Punt (n.) Act of playing at basset, baccara, faro, etc.
Punt (n.) A flat-bottomed boat with square ends. It is adapted for use in shallow waters.
Punt (v. t.) To propel, as a boat in shallow water, by pushing with a pole against the bottom; to push or propel (anything) with exertion.
Punt (v. t.) To kick (the ball) before it touches the ground, when let fall from the hands.
Punt (n.) The act of punting the ball.
Puny (superl.) Imperfectly developed in size or vigor; small and feeble; inferior; petty.
Puny (n.) A youth; a novice.
Puoy (n.) Same as Poy, n., 3.
Pup/ (pl. ) of Pupa
Pupa (n.) Any insect in that stage of its metamorphosis which usually immediately precedes the adult, or imago, stage.
Pupa (n.) A genus of air-breathing land snails having an elongated spiral shell.
Pupe (n.) A pupa.
Pure (superl.) Separate from all heterogeneous or extraneous matter; free from mixture or combination; clean; mere; simple; unmixed; as, pure water; pure clay; pure air; pure compassion.
Pure (superl.) Free from moral defilement or quilt; hence, innocent; guileless; chaste; -- applied to persons.
Pure (superl.) Free from that which harms, vitiates, weakens, or pollutes; genuine; real; perfect; -- applied to things and actions.
Pure (superl.) Ritually clean; fitted for holy services.
Pure (superl.) Of a single, simple sound or tone; -- said of some vowels and the unaspirated consonants.
Puri (n.) See Euxanthin.
Purl (v. t.) To decorate with fringe or embroidery.
Purl (n.) An embroidered and puckered border; a hem or fringe, often of gold or silver twist; also, a pleat or fold, as of a band.
Purl (n.) An inversion of stitches in knitting, which gives to the work a ribbed or waved appearance.
Purl (v. i.) To run swiftly round, as a small stream flowing among stones or other obstructions; to eddy; also, to make a murmuring sound, as water does in running over or through obstructions.
Purl (v. & n.) To rise in circles, ripples, or undulations; to curl; to mantle.
Purl (n.) A circle made by the notion of a fluid; an eddy; a ripple.
Purl (n.) A gentle murmur, as that produced by the running of a liquid among obstructions; as, the purl of a brook.
Purl (n.) Malt liquor, medicated or spiced; formerly, ale or beer in which wormwood or other bitter herbs had been infused, and which was regarded as tonic; at present, hot beer mixed with gin, sugar, and spices.
Purl (n.) A tern.
Purr (v. i. & t.) To murmur as a cat. See Pur.
Purr (n.) The low murmuring sound made by a cat; pur. See Pur.
Push (n.) A pustule; a pimple.
Push (v. t.) To press against with force; to drive or impel by pressure; to endeavor to drive by steady pressure, without striking; -- opposed to draw.
Push (v. t.) To thrust the points of the horns against; to gore.
Push (v. t.) To press or urge forward; to drive; to push an objection too far.
Push (v. t.) To bear hard upon; to perplex; to embarrass.
Push (v. t.) To importune; to press with solicitation; to tease.
Push (v. i.) To make a thrust; to shove; as, to push with the horns or with a sword.
Push (v. i.) To make an advance, attack, or effort; to be energetic; as, a man must push in order to succeed.
Push (v. i.) To burst pot, as a bud or shoot.
Push (n.) A thrust with a pointed instrument, or with the end of a thing.
Push (n.) Any thrust. pressure, impulse, or force, or force applied; a shove; as, to give the ball the first push.
Push (n.) An assault or attack; an effort; an attempt; hence, the time or occasion for action.
Push (n.) The faculty of overcoming obstacles; aggressive energy; as, he has push, or he has no push.
Puss (n.) A cat; -- a fondling appellation.
Puss (n.) A hare; -- so called by sportsmen.
Quab (n.) An unfledged bird; hence, something immature or unfinished.
Quab (v. i.) See Quob, v. i.
Quad (a.) Alt. of Quade
Quad (n.) A quadrat.
Quad (n.) A quadrangle; hence, a prison.
Quag (n.) A quagmire.
Quap (v. i.) To quaver.
Quar (n.) A quarry.
Quas (n.) A kind of beer. Same as Quass.
Quat (n.) A pustule.
Quat (n.) An annoying, worthless person.
Quat (v. t.) To satiate; to satisfy.
Quay (n.) A mole, bank, or wharf, formed toward the sea, or at the side of a harbor, river, or other navigable water, for convenience in loading and unloading vessels.
Quay (v. t.) To furnish with quays.
Quet (n.) The common guillemot.
Quey (n.) A heifer.
Quib (n.) A quip; a gibe.
Quid (n.) A portion suitable to be chewed; a cud; as, a quid of tobacco.
Quid (v. t.) To drop from the mouth, as food when partially chewed; -- said of horses.
Quin (n.) A European scallop (Pecten opercularis), used as food.
Quip (n.) A smart, sarcastic turn or jest; a taunt; a severe retort; a gibe.
Quip (v. t.) To taunt; to treat with quips.
Quip (v. i.) To scoff; to use taunts.
Quit (n.) Any one of numerous species of small passerine birds native of tropical America. See Banana quit, under Banana, and Guitguit.
Quit (v.) Released from obligation, charge, penalty, etc.; free; clear; absolved; acquitted.
Quit (imp. & p. p.) of Quit
Quit (a.) To set at rest; to free, as from anything harmful or oppressive; to relieve; to clear; to liberate.
Quit (a.) To release from obligation, accusation, penalty, or the like; to absolve; to acquit.
Quit (a.) To discharge, as an obligation or duty; to meet and satisfy, as a claim or debt; to make payment for or of; to requite; to repay.
Quit (a.) To meet the claims upon, or expectations entertained of; to conduct; to acquit; -- used reflexively.
Quit (a.) To carry through; to go through to the end.
Quit (a.) To have done with; to cease from; to stop; hence, to depart from; to leave; to forsake; as, to quit work; to quit the place; to quit jesting.
Quit (v. i.) To away; to depart; to stop doing a thing; to cease.
Quiz (n.) A riddle or obscure question; an enigma; a ridiculous hoax.
Quiz (n.) One who quizzes others; as, he is a great quiz.
Quiz (n.) An odd or absurd fellow.
Quiz (n.) An exercise, or a course of exercises, conducted as a coaching or as an examination.
Quiz (v. t.) To puzzle; to banter; to chaff or mock with pretended seriousness of discourse; to make sport of, as by obscure questions.
Quiz (v. t.) To peer at; to eye suspiciously or mockingly.
Quiz (v. t.) To instruct in or by a quiz. See Quiz, n., 4.
Quiz (v. i.) To conduct a quiz. See Quiz, n., 4.
Quob (v. i.) To throb; to quiver.
Quod (n.) A quadrangle or court, as of a prison; hence, a prison.
Quod (v.) Quoth; said. See Quoth.
Quop (v. i.) See Quob.
Ruby (n.) A precious stone of a carmine red color, sometimes verging to violet, or intermediate between carmine and hyacinth red. It is a red crystallized variety of corundum.
Ruby (n.) The color of a ruby; carmine red; a red tint.
Ruby (n.) That which has the color of the ruby, as red wine. Hence, a red blain or carbuncle.
Ruby (n.) See Agate, n., 2.
Ruby (n.) Any species of South American humming birds of the genus Clytolaema. The males have a ruby-colored throat or breast.
Ruby (a.) Ruby-colored; red; as, ruby lips.
Ruby (v. t.) To make red; to redden.
Ruck (n.) A roc.
Ruck (v. t. & i.) To draw into wrinkles or unsightly folds; to crease; as, to ruck up a carpet.
Ruck (v. t.) A wrinkle or crease in a piece of cloth, or in needlework.
Ruck (v. i.) To cower; to huddle together; to squat; to sit, as a hen on eggs.
Ruck (n.) A heap; a rick.
Ruck (n.) The common sort, whether persons or things; as, the ruck in a horse race.
Rudd (n.) A fresh-water European fish of the Carp family (Leuciscus erythrophthalmus). It is about the size and shape of the roach, but it has the dorsal fin farther back, a stouter body, and red irises. Called also redeye, roud, finscale, and shallow. A blue variety is called azurine, or blue roach.
Rude (superl.) Characterized by roughness; umpolished; raw; lacking delicacy or refinement; coarse.
Rude (superl.) Unformed by taste or skill; not nicely finished; not smoothed or polished; -- said especially of material things; as, rude workmanship.
Rude (superl.) Of untaught manners; unpolished; of low rank; uncivil; clownish; ignorant; raw; unskillful; -- said of persons, or of conduct, skill, and the like.
Rude (superl.) Violent; tumultuous; boisterous; inclement; harsh; severe; -- said of the weather, of storms, and the like; as, the rude winter.
Rude (superl.) Barbarous; fierce; bloody; impetuous; -- said of war, conflict, and the like; as, the rude shock of armies.
Rude (superl.) Not finished or complete; inelegant; lacking chasteness or elegance; not in good taste; unsatisfactory in mode of treatment; -- said of literature, language, style, and the like.
Rued (imp. & p. p.) of Rue
Ruff (n.) A game similar to whist, and the predecessor of it.
Ruff (n.) The act of trumping, especially when one has no card of the suit led.
Ruff (v. i. & t.) To trump.
Ruff (n.) A muslin or
Ruff (n.) Something formed with plaits or flutings, like the collar of this name.
Ruff (n.) An exhibition of pride or haughtiness.
Ruff (n.) Wanton or tumultuous procedure or conduct.
Ruff (n.) A low, vibrating beat of a drum, not so loud as a roll; a ruffle.
Ruff (n.) A collar on a shaft ot other piece to prevent endwise motion. See Illust. of Collar.
Ruff (n.) A set of lengthened or otherwise modified feathers round, or on, the neck of a bird.
Ruff (n.) A limico
Ruff (n.) A variety of the domestic pigeon, having a ruff of its neck.
Ruff (v. t.) To ruffle; to disorder.
Ruff (v. t.) To beat with the ruff or ruffle, as a drum.
Ruff (v. t.) To hit, as the prey, without fixing it.
Ruff (n.) Alt. of Ruffe
Ruft (n.) Eructation; belching.
Ruga (n.) A wrinkle; a fold; as, the rugae of the stomach.
Ruin (n.) The act of falling or tumbling down; fall.
Ruin (n.) Such a change of anything as destroys it, or entirely defeats its object, or unfits it for use; destruction; overthrow; as, the ruin of a ship or an army; the ruin of a constitution or a government; the ruin of health or hopes.
Ruin (n.) That which is fallen down and become worthless from injury or decay; as, his mind is a ruin; especially, in the plural, the remains of a destroyed, dilapidated, or desolate house, fortress, city, or the like.
Ruin (n.) The state of being dcayed, or of having become ruined or worthless; as, to be in ruins; to go to ruin.
Ruin (n.) That which promotes injury, decay, or destruction.
Ruin (n.) To bring to ruin; to cause to fall to pieces and decay; to make to perish; to bring to destruction; to bring to poverty or bankruptcy; to impair seriously; to damage essentially; to overthrow.
Ruin (v. i.) To fall to ruins; to go to ruin; to become decayed or dilapidated; to perish.
Rukh (n.) The roc.
Rukh (n.) A large bird, supposed by some to be the same as the extinct Epiornis of Madagascar.
Rule (a.) That which is prescribed or laid down as a guide for conduct or action; a governing direction for a specific purpose; an authoritative enactment; a regulation; a prescription; a precept; as, the rules of various societies; the rules governing a school; a rule of etiquette or propriety; the rules of cricket.
Rule (a.) Uniform or established course of things.
Rule (a.) Systematic method or practice; as, my ule is to rise at six o'clock.
Rule (a.) Ordibary course of procedure; usual way; comon state or condition of things; as, it is a rule to which there are many exeptions.
Rule (a.) Conduct in general; behavior.
Rule (a.) The act of ruling; administration of law; government; empire; authority; control.
Rule (a.) An order regulating the practice of the courts, or an order made between parties to an action or a suit.
Rule (a.) A determinate method prescribed for performing any operation and producing a certain result; as, a rule for extracting the cube root.
Rule (a.) A general principle concerning the formation or use of words, or a concise statement thereof; thus, it is a rule in England, that s or es , added to a noun in the singular number, forms the plural of that noun; but "man" forms its plural "men", and is an exception to the rule.
Rule (a.) A straight strip of wood, metal, or the like, which serves as a guide in drawing a straight
Rule (a.) A measuring instrument consisting of a graduated bar of wood, ivory, metal, or the like, which is usually marked so as to show inches and fractions of an inch, and jointed so that it may be folded compactly.
Rule (a.) A thin plate of metal (usually brass) of the same height as the type, and used for printing
Rule (a.) A composing rule. See under Conposing.
Rule (n.) To control the will and actions of; to exercise authority or dominion over; to govern; to manage.
Rule (n.) To control or direct by influence, counsel, or persuasion; to guide; -- used chiefly in the passive.
Rule (n.) To establish or settle by, or as by, a rule; to fix by universal or general consent, or by common practice.
Rule (n.) To require or command by rule; to give as a direction or order of court.
Rule (n.) To mark with
Rule (v. i.) To have power or command; to exercise supreme authority; -- often followed by over.
Rule (v. i.) To lay down and settle a rule or order of court; to decide an incidental point; to enter a rule.
Rule (v. i.) To keep within a (certain) range for a time; to be in general, or as a rule; as, prices ruled lower yesterday than the day before.
Ruly (a.) Orderly; easily restrained; -- opposed to unruly.
Rump (n.) The end of the backbone of an animal, with the parts adjacent; the buttock or buttocks.
Rump (n.) Among butchers, the piece of beef between the sirloin and the aitchbone piece. See Illust. of Beef.
Rump (n.) The hind or tail end; a fag-end; a remnant.
Rune (n.) A letter, or character, belonging to the written language of the ancient Norsemen, or Scandinavians; in a wider sense, applied to the letters of the ancient nations of Northern Europe in general.
Rune (n.) Old Norse poetry expressed in runes.
Rung () imp. & p. p. of Ring.
Rung (n.) A floor timber in a ship.
Rung (n.) One of the rounds of a ladder.
Rung (n.) One of the stakes of a cart; a spar; a heavy staff.
Rung (n.) One of the radial handles projecting from the rim of a steering wheel; also, one of the pins or trundles of a lantern wheel.
Runt (a.) Any animal which is unusually small, as compared with others of its kind; -- applied particularly to domestic animals.
Runt (a.) A variety of domestic pigeon, related to the barb and carrier.
Runt (a.) A dwarf; also, a mean, despicable, boorish person; -- used opprobriously.
Runt (a.) The dead stump of a tree; also, the stem of a plant.
ties (pl. ) of Rurality
Ruse (n.) An artifice; trick; stratagem; wile; fraud; deceit.
Rush (n.) A name given to many aquatic or marsh-growing endogenous plants with soft, slender stems, as the species of Juncus and Scirpus.
Rush (n.) The merest trifle; a straw.
Rush (v. i.) To move forward with impetuosity, violence, and tumultuous rapidity or haste; as, armies rush to battle; waters rush down a precipice.
Rush (v. i.) To enter into something with undue haste and eagerness, or without due deliberation and preparation; as, to rush business or speculation.
Rush (v. t.) To push or urge forward with impetuosity or violence; to hurry forward.
Rush (v. t.) To recite (a lesson) or pass (an examination) without an error.
Rush (n.) A moving forward with rapidity and force or eagerness; a violent motion or course; as, a rush of troops; a rush of winds; a rush of water.
Rush (n.) Great activity with pressure; as, a rush of business.
Rush (n.) A perfect recitation.
Rush (n.) A rusher; as, the center rush, whose place is in the center of the rush
Rush (n.) The act of running with the ball.
Rusk (n.) A kind of light, soft bread made with yeast and eggs, often toasted or crisped in an oven; or, a kind of sweetened biscuit.
Rusk (n.) A kind of light, hard cake or bread, as for stores.
Rusk (n.) Bread or cake which has been made brown and crisp, and afterwards grated, or pulverized in a mortar.
Russ (n. sing. & pl.) A Russian, or the Russians.
Russ (n. sing. & pl.) The language of the Russians.
Russ (a.) Of or pertaining to the Russians.
Rust (n.) The reddish yellow coating formed on iron when exposed to moist air, consisting of ferric oxide or hydroxide; hence, by extension, any metallic film of corrosion.
Rust (n.) A minute mold or fungus forming reddish or rusty spots on the leaves and stems of cereal and other grasses (Trichobasis Rubigo-vera), now usually believed to be a form or condition of the corn mildew (Puccinia graminis). As rust, it has solitary reddish spores; as corn mildew, the spores are double and blackish.
Rust (n.) That which resembles rust in appearance or effects.
Rust (n.) A composition used in making a rust joint. See Rust joint, below.
Rust (n.) Foul matter arising from degeneration; as, rust on salted meat.
Rust (n.) Corrosive or injurious accretion or influence.
Rust (v. i.) To contract rust; to be or become oxidized.
Rust (v. i.) To be affected with the parasitic fungus called rust; also, to acquire a rusty appearance, as plants.
Rust (v. i.) To degenerate in idleness; to become dull or impaired by inaction.
Rust (v. t.) To cause to contract rust; to corrode with rust; to affect with rust of any kind.
Rust (v. t.) To impair by time and inactivity.
Ruth (v.) Sorrow for the misery of another; pity; tenderness.
Ruth (v.) That which causes pity or compassion; misery; distress; a pitiful sight.
Sub- () A prefix signifying under, below, beneath, and hence often, in an inferior position or degree, in an imperfect or partial state, as in subscribe, substruct, subserve, subject, subordinate, subacid, subastringent, subgranular, suborn. Sub- in Latin compounds often becomes sum- before m, sur before r, and regularly becomes suc-, suf-, sug-, and sup- before c, f, g, and p respectively. Before c, p, and t it sometimes takes form sus- (by the dropping of b from a collateral form, subs-). Sub- () A prefix denoting that the ingredient (of a compound) signified by the term to which it is prefixed,is present in only a small proportion, or less than the normal amount; as, subsulphide, suboxide, etc. Prefixed to the name of a salt it is equivalent to basic; as, subacetate or basic acetate.
Such (a.) Of that kind; of the like kind; like; resembling; similar; as, we never saw such a day; -- followed by that or as introducing the word or proposition which defines the similarity, or the standard of comparison; as, the books are not such that I can recommend them, or, not such as I can recommend; these apples are not such as those we saw yesterday; give your children such precepts as tend to make them better.
Such (a.) Having the particular quality or character specified.
Such (a.) The same that; -- with as; as, this was the state of the kingdom at such time as the enemy landed.
Such (a.) Certain; -- representing the object as already particularized in terms which are not mentioned.
Suck (v. t.) To draw, as a liquid, by the action of the mouth and tongue, which tends to produce a vacuum, and causes the liquid to rush in by atmospheric pressure; to draw, or apply force to, by exhausting the air.
Suck (v. t.) To draw liquid from by the action of the mouth; as, to suck an orange; specifically, to draw milk from (the mother, the breast, etc.) with the mouth; as, the young of an animal sucks the mother, or dam; an infant sucks the breast.
Suck (v. t.) To draw in, or imbibe, by any process resembles sucking; to inhale; to absorb; as, to suck in air; the roots of plants suck water from the ground.
Suck (v. t.) To draw or drain.
Suck (v. t.) To draw in, as a whirlpool; to swallow up.
Suck (v. i.) To draw, or attempt to draw, something by suction, as with the mouth, or through a tube.
Suck (v. i.) To draw milk from the breast or udder; as, a child, or the young of an animal, is first nourished by sucking.
Suck (v. i.) To draw in; to imbibe; to partake.
Suck (n.) The act of drawing with the mouth.
Suck (n.) That which is drawn into the mouth by sucking; specifically, mikl drawn from the breast.
Suck (n.) A small draught.
Suck (n.) Juice; succulence.
Suds (n. pl.) Water impregnated with soap, esp. when worked up into bubbles and froth.
Sued (imp. & p. p.) of Sue
Suer (n.) One who sues; a suitor.
Suet (n.) The fat and fatty tissues of an animal, especially the harder fat about the kidneys and loins in beef and mutton, which, when melted and freed from the membranes, forms tallow.
Suf- () A form of the prefix Sub-.
Sufi (n.) A title or surname of the king of Persia.
Sufi (n.) One of a certain order of religious men in Persia.
Suit (n.) The act of following or pursuing, as game; pursuit.
Suit (n.) The act of suing; the process by which one endeavors to gain an end or an object; an attempt to attain a certain result; pursuit; endeavor.
Suit (n.) The act of wooing in love; the solicitation of a woman in marriage; courtship.
Suit (n.) The attempt to gain an end by legal process; an action or process for the recovery of a right or claim; legal application to a court for justice; prosecution of right before any tribunal; as, a civil suit; a criminal suit; a suit in chancery.
Suit (n.) That which follows as a retinue; a company of attendants or followers; the assembly of persons who attend upon a prince, magistrate, or other person of distinction; -- often written suite, and pronounced sw/t.
Suit (n.) Things that follow in a series or succession; the individual objects, collectively considered, which constitute a series, as of rooms, buildings, compositions, etc.; -- often written suite, and pronounced sw/t.
Suit (n.) A number of things used together, and generally necessary to be united in order to answer their purpose; a number of things ordinarily classed or used together; a set; as, a suit of curtains; a suit of armor; a suit of clothes.
Suit (n.) One of the four sets of cards which constitute a pack; -- each set consisting of thirteen cards bearing a particular emblem, as hearts, spades, cubs, or diamonds.
Suit (n.) Regular order; succession.
Suit (v. t.) To fit; to adapt; to make proper or suitable; as, to suit the action to the word.
Suit (v. t.) To be fitted to; to accord with; to become; to befit.
Suit (v. t.) To dress; to clothe.
Suit (v. t.) To please; to make content; as, he is well suited with his place; to suit one's taste.
Suit (v. i.) To agree; to accord; to be fitted; to correspond; -- usually followed by with or to.
Suji (n.) Indian wheat, granulated but not pulverized; a kind of semolina.
Sula (n.) A genus of sea birds including the booby and the common gannet.
Sulk (n.) A furrow.
Sulk (v. i.) To be silently sullen; to be morose or obstinate.
Sull (n.) A plow.
Sump (n.) A round pit of stone,
Sump (n.) The cistern or reservoir made at the lowest point of a mine, from which is pumped the water which accumulates there.
Sump (n.) A pond of water for salt works.
Sump (n.) A puddle or dirty pool.
Sung () imp. & p. p. of Sing.
Sunk () imp. & p. p. of Sink.
Sunn (n.) An East Indian leguminous plant (Crotalaria juncea) and its fiber, which is also called sunn hemp.
Supe (n.) A super.
Sur- () A prefix signifying over, above, beyond, upon.
Sura (n.) One of the sections or chapters of the Koran, which are one hundred and fourteen in number.
Surd (a.) Net having the sense of hearing; deaf.
Surd (a.) Unheard.
Surd (a.) Involving surds; not capable of being expressed in rational numbers; radical; irrational; as, a surd expression or quantity; a surd number.
Surd (a.) Uttered, as an element of speech, without tone, or proper vocal sound; voiceless; unintonated; nonvocal; atonic; whispered; aspirated; sharp; hard, as f, p, s, etc.; -- opposed to sonant.
Surd (n.) A quantity which can not be expressed by rational numbers; thus, A2 is a surd.
Surd (n.) A surd element of speech. See Surd, a., 4.
Sure (superl.) Certainly knowing and believing; confident beyond doubt; implicity trusting; unquestioning; positive.
Sure (superl.) Certain to find or retain; as, to be sure of game; to be sure of success; to be sure of life or health.
Sure (superl.) Fit or worthy to be depended on; certain not to fail or disappoint expectation; unfailing; strong; permanent; enduring.
Sure (superl.) Betrothed; engaged to marry.
Sure (superl.) Free from danger; safe; secure.
Sure (adv.) In a sure manner; safely; certainly.
Surf (n.) The swell of the sea which breaks upon the shore, esp. upon a sloping beach.
Surf (n.) The bottom of a drain.
Susu (n.) See Soosoo.
Tuba (n.) An ancient trumpet.
Tuba (n.) A sax-tuba. See Sax-tuba.
Tube (n.) A hollow cylinder, of any material, used for the conveyance of fluids, and for various other purposes; a pipe.
Tube (n.) A telescope.
Tube (n.) A vessel in animal bodies or plants, which conveys a fluid or other substance.
Tube (n.) The narrow, hollow part of a gamopetalous corolla.
Tube (n.) A priming tube, or friction primer. See under Priming, and Friction.
Tube (n.) A small pipe forming part of the boiler, containing water and surrounded by flame or hot gases, or else surrounded by water and forming a flue for the gases to pass through.
Tube (n.) A more or less cylindrical, and often spiral, case secreted or constructed by many annelids, crustaceans, insects, and other animals, for protection or concealment. See Illust. of Tubeworm.
Tube (n.) One of the siphons of a bivalve mollusk.
Tube (v. t.) To furnish with a tube; as, to tube a well.
Tuch (n.) A dark-colored kind of marble; touchstone.
Tuck (n.) A long, narrow sword; a rapier.
Tuck (n.) The beat of a drum.
Tuck (v. t.) To draw up; to shorten; to fold under; to press into a narrower compass; as, to tuck the bedclothes in; to tuck up one's sleeves.
Tuck (v. t.) To make a tuck or tucks in; as, to tuck a dress.
Tuck (v. t.) To inclose; to put within; to press into a close place; as, to tuck a child into a bed; to tuck a book under one's arm, or into a pocket.
Tuck (v. t.) To full, as cloth.
Tuck (v. i.) To contract; to draw together.
Tuck (n.) A horizontal sewed fold, such as is made in a garment, to shorten it; a plait.
Tuck (n.) A small net used for taking fish from a larger one; -- called also tuck-net.
Tuck (n.) A pull; a lugging.
Tuck (n.) The part of a vessel where the ends of the bottom planks meet under the stern.
Tuck (n.) Food; pastry; sweetmeats.
Tuet (n.) The lapwing.
Tufa () A soft or porous stone formed by depositions from water, usually calcareous; -- called also calcareous tufa.
Tufa () A friable volcanic rock or conglomerate, formed of consolidated cinders, or scoria.
Tuff (n.) Same as Tufa.
Tuft (n.) A collection of small, flexible, or soft things in a knot or bunch; a waving or bending and spreading cluster; as, a tuft of flowers or feathers.
Tuft (n.) A cluster; a clump; as, a tuft of plants.
Tuft (n.) A nobleman, or person of quality, especially in the English universities; -- so called from the tuft, or gold tassel, on the cap worn by them.
Tuft (v. t.) To separate into tufts.
Tuft (v. t.) To adorn with tufts or with a tuft.
Tuft (v. i.) To grow in, or form, a tuft or tufts.
Tule (n.) A large bulrush (Scirpus lacustris, and S. Tatora) growing abundantly on overflowed land in California and elsewhere.
Tull (v. t.) To allure; to tole.
Tump (n.) A little hillock; a knoll.
Tump (v. t.) To form a mass of earth or a hillock about; as, to tump teasel.
Tump (v. t.) To draw or drag, as a deer or other animal after it has been killed.
Tuna (n.) The Opuntia Tuna. See Prickly pear, under Prickly.
Tuna (n.) The tunny.
Tuna (n.) The bonito, 2.
Tune (n.) A sound; a note; a tone.
Tune (n.) A rhythmical, melodious, symmetrical series of tones for one voice or instrument, or for any number of voices or instruments in unison, or two or more such series forming parts in harmony; a melody; an air; as, a merry tune; a mournful tune; a slow tune; a psalm tune. See Air.
Tune (n.) The state of giving the proper, sound or sounds; just intonation; harmonious accordance; pitch of the voice or an instrument; adjustment of the parts of an instrument so as to harmonize with itself or with others; as, the piano, or the organ, is not in tune.
Tune (n.) Order; harmony; concord; fit disposition, temper, or humor; right mood.
Tune (v. t.) To put into a state adapted to produce the proper sounds; to harmonize, to cause to be in tune; to correct the tone of; as, to tune a piano or a violin.
Tune (v. t.) To give tone to; to attune; to adapt in style of music; to make harmonious.
Tune (v. t.) To sing with melody or harmony.
Tune (v. t.) To put into a proper state or disposition.
Tune (v. i.) To form one sound to another; to form accordant musical sounds.
Tune (v. i.) To utter inarticulate harmony with the voice; to sing without pronouncing words; to hum.
Tunk (n.) A sharp blow; a thump.
Turf (n.) That upper stratum of earth and vegetable mold which is filled with the roots of grass and other small plants, so as to adhere and form a kind of mat; sward; sod.
Turf (n.) Peat, especially when prepared for fuel. See Peat.
Turf (n.) Race course; horse racing; -- preceded by the.
Turf (v. t.) To cover with turf or sod; as, to turf a bank, of the border of a terrace.
Turk (n.) A member of any of numerous Tartar tribes of Central Asia, etc.; esp., one of the dominant race in Turkey.
Turk (n.) A native or inhabitant of Turkey.
Turk (n.) A Mohammedan; esp., one living in Turkey.
Turk (n.) The plum weevil. See Curculio, and Plum weevil, under Plum.
Turm (n.) A troop; a company.
Turn (v. t.) To cause to move upon a center, or as if upon a center; to give circular motion to; to cause to revolve; to cause to move round, either partially, wholly, or repeatedly; to make to change position so as to present other sides in given directions; to make to face otherwise; as, to turn a wheel or a spindle; to turn the body or the head.
Turn (v. t.) To cause to present a different side uppermost or outmost; to make the upper side the lower, or the inside to be the outside of; to reverse the position of; as, to turn a box or a board; to turn a coat.
Turn (v. t.) To give another direction, tendency, or inclination to; to direct otherwise; to deflect; to inc
Turn (v. t.) To change from a given use or office; to divert, as to another purpose or end; to transfer; to use or employ; to apply; to devote.
Turn (v. t.) To change the form, quality, aspect, or effect of; to alter; to metamorphose; to convert; to transform; -- often with to or into before the word denoting the effect or product of the change; as, to turn a worm into a winged insect; to turn green to blue; to turn prose into verse; to turn a Whig to a Tory, or a Hindu to a Christian; to turn good to evil, and the like.
Turn (v. t.) To form in a lathe; to shape or fashion (anything) by applying a cutting tool to it while revolving; as, to turn the legs of stools or tables; to turn ivory or metal.
Turn (v. t.) Hence, to give form to; to shape; to mold; to put in proper condition; to adapt.
Turn (v. t.) To translate; to construe; as, to turn the Iliad.
Turn (v. t.) To make acid or sour; to ferment; to curdle, etc.: as, to turn cider or wine; electricity turns milk quickly.
Turn (v. t.) To sicken; to nauseate; as, an emetic turns one's stomach.
Turn (v. i.) To move round; to have a circular motion; to revolve entirely, repeatedly, or partially; to change position, so as to face differently; to whirl or wheel round; as, a wheel turns on its axis; a spindle turns on a pivot; a man turns on his heel.
Turn (v. i.) Hence, to revolve as if upon a point of support; to hinge; to depend; as, the decision turns on a single fact.
Turn (v. i.) To result or terminate; to come about; to eventuate; to issue.
Turn (v. i.) To be deflected; to take a different direction or tendency; to be directed otherwise; to be differently applied; to be transferred; as, to turn from the road.
Turn (v. i.) To be changed, altered, or transformed; to become transmuted; also, to become by a change or changes; to grow; as, wood turns to stone; water turns to ice; one color turns to another; to turn Mohammedan.
Turn (v. i.) To undergo the process of turning on a lathe; as, ivory turns well.
Turn (v. i.) To become acid; to sour; -- said of milk, ale, etc.
Turn (v. i.) To become giddy; -- said of the head or brain.
Turn (v. i.) To be nauseated; -- said of the stomach.
Turn (v. i.) To become inc
Turn (v. i.) To change from ebb to flow, or from flow to ebb; -- said of the tide.
Turn (v. i.) To bring down the feet of a child in the womb, in order to facilitate delivery.
Turn (v. i.) To invert
Turn (n.) The act of turning; movement or motion about, or as if about, a center or axis; revolution; as, the turn of a wheel.
Turn (n.) Change of direction, course, or tendency; different order, position, or aspect of affairs; alteration; vicissitude; as, the turn of the tide.
Turn (n.) One of the successive portions of a course, or of a series of occurrences, reckoning from change to change; hence, a winding; a bend; a meander.
Turn (n.) A circuitous walk, or a walk to and fro, ending where it began; a short walk; a stroll.
Turn (n.) Successive course; opportunity enjoyed by alternation with another or with others, or in due order; due chance; alternate or incidental occasion; appropriate time.
Turn (n.) Incidental or opportune deed or office; occasional act of kindness or malice; as, to do one an ill turn.
Turn (n.) Convenience; occasion; purpose; exigence; as, this will not serve his turn.
Turn (n.) Form; cast; shape; manner; fashion; -- used in a literal or figurative sense; hence, form of expression; mode of signifying; as, the turn of thought; a man of a sprightly turn in conversation.
Turn (n.) A change of condition; especially, a sudden or recurring symptom of illness, as a nervous shock, or fainting spell; as, a bad turn.
Turn (n.) A fall off the ladder at the gallows; a hanging; -- so called from the practice of causing the criminal to stand on a ladder which was turned over, so throwing him off, when the signal was given.
Turn (n.) A round of a rope or cord in order to secure it, as about a pin or a cleat.
Turn (n.) A pit sunk in some part of a drift.
Turn (n.) A court of record, held by the sheriff twice a year in every hundred within his county.
Turn (n.) Monthly courses; menses.
Turn (n.) An embellishment or grace (marked thus, /), commonly consisting of the principal note, or that on which the turn is made, with the note above, and the semitone below, the note above being sounded first, the principal note next, and the semitone below last, the three being performed quickly, as a triplet preceding the marked note. The turn may be inverted so as to begin with the lower note, in which case the sign is either placed on end thus /, or drawn thus /.
Tush (interj.) An exclamation indicating check, rebuke, or contempt; as, tush, tush! do not speak of it.
Tush (n.) A long, pointed tooth; a tusk; -- applied especially to certain teeth of horses.
Tusk (n.) Same as Torsk.
Tusk (n.) One of the elongated incisor or canine teeth of the wild boar, elephant, etc.; hence, any long, protruding tooth.
Tusk (n.) A toothshell, or Dentalium; -- called also tusk-shell.
Tusk (n.) A projecting member like a tenon, and serving the same or a similar purpose, but composed of several steps, or offsets. Thus, in the illustration, a is the tusk, and each of the several parts, or offsets, is called a tooth.
Tusk (v. i.) To bare or gnash the teeth.
Tuza (n.) The tucan.
Vugg (n.) Alt. of Vugh
Vugh (n.) A cavity in a lode; -- called also vogle.
Wull (v. t. & i.) See 2d Will.
Wust () Alt. of Wuste
Yuck (v. i.) To itch.
Yuck (v. t.) To scratch.
Yuen (n.) The crowned gibbon (Hylobates pileatus), native of Siam, Southern China, and the Island of Hainan. It is entirely arboreal in its habits, and has very long arms. the males are dark brown or blackish, with a caplike mass of long dark hair, and usually with a white band around the face. The females are yellowish white, with a dark spot on the breast and another on the crown. Called also wooyen, and wooyen ape.
Yuga (n.) Any one of the four ages, Krita, or Satya, Treta, Dwapara, and Kali, into which the Hindoos divide the duration or existence of the world.
Yuke (v. i. & t.) Same as Yuck.
Yule (n.) Christmas or Christmastide; the feast of the Nativity of our Savior.
Yunx (n.) A genus of birds comprising the wrynecks.
Zubr (n.) The aurochs.
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