5 letter words ending in ic

Afric (a.) African.

Afric (n.) Africa.

Antic (a.) Old; antique.

Antic (a.)

Antic (a.) Odd; fantastic; fanciful; grotesque; ludicrous.

Antic (n.) A buffoon or merry-andrew; one that practices odd gesticulations; the Fool of the old play.

Antic (n.) An odd imagery, device, or tracery; a fantastic figure.

Antic (n.) A grotesque trick; a piece of buffoonery; a caper.

Antic (n.) A grotesque representation.

Antic (n.) An antimask.

Antic (v. t.) To make appear like a buffoon.

Antic (v. i.) To perform antics.

Aspic (n.) The venomous asp.

Aspic (n.) A piece of ordnance carrying a 12 pound shot.

Aspic (n.) A European species of lavender (Lavandula spica), which produces a volatile oil. See Spike.

Aspic (n.) A savory meat jelly containing portions of fowl, game, fish, hard boiled eggs, etc.

Attic (a.) Of or pertaining to Attica, in Greece, or to Athens, its principal city; marked by such qualities as were characteristic of the Athenians; classical; refined.

Attic (a.) A low story above the main order or orders of a facade, in the classical styles; -- a term introduced in the 17th century. Hence:

Attic (a.) A room or rooms behind that part of the exterior; all the rooms immediately below the roof.

Attic (a.) An Athenian; an Athenian author.

Aulic (a.) Pertaining to a royal court.

Aulic (n.) The ceremony observed in conferring the degree of doctor of divinity in some European universities. It begins by a harangue of the chancellor addressed to the young doctor, who then receives the cap, and presides at the disputation (also called the aulic).

Auric (a.) Of or pertaining to gold.

Auric (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, gold; -- said of those compounds of gold in which this element has its higher valence; as, auric oxide; auric chloride.

Azoic (a.) Destitute of any vestige of organic life, or at least of animal life; anterior to the existence of animal life; formed when there was no animal life on the globe; as, the azoic. rocks.

Baric (a.) Of or pertaining to barium; as, baric oxide.

Baric (a.) Of or pertaining to weight, esp. to the weight or pressure of the atmosphere as measured by the barometer.

Basic (a.) Relating to a base; performing the office of a base in a salt.

Cazic (n.) A chief or petty king among some tribes of Indians in America.

Cetic (a.) Of or pertaining to a whale.

Civic (a.) Relating to, or derived from, a city or citizen; relating to man as a member of society, or to civil affairs.

Colic (n.) A severe paroxysmal pain in the abdomen, due to spasm, obstruction, or distention of some one of the hollow viscera.

Colic (a.) Of or pertaining to colic; affecting the bowels.

Colic (a.) Of or pertaining to the colon; as, the colic arteries.

Comic (a.) Relating to comedy, as distinct from tragedy.

Comic (a.) Causing mirth; ludicrous.

Comic (n.) A comedian.

Conic (a.) Alt. of Conical

Conic (n.) A conic section.

Cubic (a.) Alt. of Cubical

Cubic (n.) A curve of the third degree.

Cufic (a.) Of or pertaining to the older characters of the Arabic language.

Cumic (a.) See Cuming.

Cynic (a.) Alt. of Cynical

Daric (n.) A gold coin of ancient Persia, weighing usually a little more than 128 grains, and bearing on one side the figure of an archer.

Daric (n.) A silver coin of about 86 grains, having the figure of an archer, and hence, in modern times, called a daric.

Daric (n.) Any very pure gold coin.

Doric (a.) Pertaining to Doris, in ancient Greece, or to the Dorians; as, the Doric dialect.

Doric (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, the oldest and simplest of the three orders of architecture used by the Greeks, but ranked as second of the five orders adopted by the Romans. See Abacus, Capital, Order.

Doric (a.) Of or relating to one of the ancient Greek musical modes or keys. Its character was adapted both to religions occasions and to war.

Doric (n.) The Doric dialect.

Eddic (a.) Relating to the Eddas; resembling the Eddas.

Eolic (a. & n.) See Aeolic.

Ethic (a.) Alt. of Ethical

Funic (a.) Funicular.

Gadic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the cod (Gadus); -- applied to an acid obtained from cod-liver oil, viz., gadic acid.

Gamic (a.) Pertaining to, or resulting from, sexual connection; formed by the union of the male and female elements.

Humic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, vegetable mold; as, humic acid. See Humin.

Hylic (a.) Of or pertaining to matter; material; corporeal; as, hylic influences.

Ictic (a.) Pertaining to, or caused by, a blow; sudden; abrupt.

Iodic (a.) to, or containing, iodine; specif., denoting those compounds in which it has a relatively high valence; as, iodic acid.

Ionic (a.) Of or pertaining to Ionia or the Ionians.

Ionic (a.) Pertaining to the Ionic order of architecture, one of the three orders invented by the Greeks, and one of the five recognized by the Italian writers of the sixteenth century. Its distinguishing feature is a capital with spiral volutes. See Illust. of Capital.

Ionic (a.) Of or pertaining to an ion; composed of ions.

Ionic (n.) A foot consisting of four syllables: either two long and two short, -- that is, a spondee and a pyrrhic, in which case it is called the greater Ionic; or two short and two long, -- that is, a pyrrhic and a spondee, in which case it is called the smaller Ionic.

Ionic (n.) A verse or meter composed or consisting of Ionic feet.

Ionic (n.) The Ionic dialect; as, the Homeric Ionic.

Ionic (n.) Ionic type.

Kinic (a.) See Quinic.

Kufic (a.) See Cufic.

Lavic (a.) See Lavatic.

Lipic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, fat. The word was formerly used specifically to designate a supposed acid obtained by the oxidation of oleic acid, tallow, wax, etc.

Logic (n.) A treatise on logic; as, Mill's Logic.

Lyric (a.) Alt. of Lyrical

Lyric (n.) A lyric poem; a lyrical composition.

Lyric (n.) A composer of lyric poems.

Lyric (n.) A verse of the kind usually employed in lyric poetry; -- used chiefly in the plural.

Lyric (n.) The words of a song.

Magic (a.) Alt. of Magical

Malic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, apples; as, malic acid.

Medic (n.) A leguminous plant of the genus Medicago. The black medic is the Medicago lupulina; the purple medic, or lucern, is M. sativa.

Medic (a.) Medical.

Melic () Of or pertaining to song; lyric; tuneful.

Metic (n.) A sojourner; an immigrant; an alien resident in a Grecian city, but not a citizen.

Mimic (a.) Alt. of Mimical

Mimic (n.) One who imitates or mimics, especially one who does so for sport; a copyist; a buffoon.

Mimic (v. t.) To imitate or ape for sport; to ridicule by imitation.

Mimic (v. t.) To assume a resemblance to (some other organism of a totally different nature, or some surrounding object), as a means of protection or advantage.

Moric (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, fustic (see Morin); as, moric acid.

Mucic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, gums and micilaginous substances; specif., denoting an acid obtained by the oxidation of gums, dulcite, etc., as a white crystal

Music (n.) Melody; a rhythmical and otherwise agreeable succession of tones.

Music (n.) Harmony; an accordant combination of simultaneous tones.

Music (n.) The written and printed notation of a musical composition; the score.

Music (n.) Love of music; capacity of enjoying music.

Music (n.) A more or less musical sound made by many of the lower animals. See Stridulation.

Mutic (a.) Alt. of Muticous

Nomic (a.) Customary; ordinary; -- applied to the usual English spelling, in distinction from strictly phonetic methods.

Nomic (n.) Nomic spelling.

Octic (a.) Of the eighth degree or order.

Octic (n.) A quantic of the eighth degree.

Optic (a.) The organ of sight; an eye.

Optic (a.) An eyeglass.

Optic (a.) Alt. of Optical

Orbic (a.) Alt. of Orbical

Osmic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, osmium; specifically, designating those compounds in which it has a valence higher than in other lower compounds; as, osmic oxide.

Ostic (a.) Pertaining to, or applied to, the language of the Tuscaroras, Iroquois, Wyandots, Winnebagoes, and a part of the Sioux Indians.

Panic (n.) A plant of the genus Panicum; panic grass; also, the edible grain of some species of panic grass.

Panic (a.) Extreme or sudden and causeless; unreasonable; -- said of fear or fright; as, panic fear, terror, alarm.

Panic (a.) A sudden, overpowering fright; esp., a sudden and groundless fright; terror inspired by a trifling cause or a misapprehension of danger; as, the troops were seized with a panic; they fled in a panic.

Panic (a.) By extension: A sudden widespread fright or apprehension concerning financial affairs.

Pinic (a.) Of or pertaining to the pine; obtained from the pine; formerly, designating an acid which is the chief constituent of common resin, -- now called abietic, or sylvic, acid.

Pubic (a.) Of or pertaining to the pubes; in the region of the pubes; as, the pubic bone; the pubic region, or the lower part of the hypogastric region. See Pubes.

Pubic (a.) Of or pertaining to the pubis.

Pudic (a.) Of or pertaining to the external organs of generation.

Punic (a.) Of or pertaining to the ancient Carthaginians.

Punic (a.) Characteristic of the ancient Carthaginians; faithless; treacherous; as, Punic faith.

Relic (n.) That which remains; that which is left after loss or decay; a remaining portion; a remnant.

Relic (n.) The body from which the soul has departed; a corpse; especially, the body, or some part of the body, of a deceased saint or martyr; -- usually in the plural when referring to the whole body.

Relic (n.) Hence, a memorial; anything preserved in remembrance; as, relics of youthful days or friendships.

Rheic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid (commonly called chrysophanic acid) found in rhubarb (Rheum).

Romic (n.) A method of notation for all spoken sounds, proposed by Mr. Sweet; -- so called because it is based on the common Roman-letter alphabet. It is like the palaeotype of Mr. Ellis in the general plan, but simpler.

Roric (a.) Of or pertaining to dew; resembling dew; dewy.

Runic (a.) Of or pertaining to a rune, to runes, or to the Norsemen; as, runic verses; runic letters; runic names; runic rhyme.

Rutic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, rue (Ruta); as, rutic acid, now commonly called capric acid.

Salic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Salian Franks, or to the Salic law so called.

Sebic (a.) See Sebacic.

Sepic (a.) Of or pertaining to sepia; done in sepia; as, a sepic drawing.

Sodic (a.) Of or pertaining to sodium; containing sodium.

Stoic (n.) A disciple of the philosopher Zeno; one of a Greek sect which held that men should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and should submit without complaint to unavoidable necessity, by which all things are governed.

Stoic (n.) Hence, a person not easily excited; an apathetic person; one who is apparently or professedly indifferent to pleasure or pain.

Stoic (n.) Alt. of Stoical

Telic (a.) Denoting the final end or purpose, as distinguished from ecbatic. See Ecbatic.

Tisic (a.) Alt. of Tisical

Tisic (n.) Consumption; phthisis. See Phthisis.

Tonic (a.) Of or pertaining to tension; increasing tension; hence, increasing strength; as, tonic power.

Tonic (a.) Increasing strength, or the tone of the animal system; obviating the effects of debility, and restoring healthy functions.

Tonic (n.) A tonic element or letter; a vowel or a diphthong.

Tonic (n.) The key tone, or first tone of any scale.

Tonic (n.) A medicine that increases the strength, and gives vigor of action to the system.

Topic (n.) A treatise on forms of argument; a system or scheme of forms or commonplaces of argument or oratory; as, the Topics of Aristotle.

Topic (n.) An argument or reason.

Topic (n.) The subject of any distinct portion of a discourse, or argument, or literary composition; also, the general or main subject of the whole; a matter treated of; a subject, as of conversation or of thought; a matter; a point; a head.

Topic (n.) An external local application or remedy, as a plaster, a blister, etc.

Topic (a.) Topical.

Toxic (a.) Alt. of Toxical

Troic (a.) Pertaining to Troy; Trojan.

Tunic (n.) An under-garment worn by the ancient Romans of both sexes. It was made with or without sleeves, reached to or below the knees, and was confined at the waist by a girdle.

Tunic (n.) Any similar garment worm by ancient or Oriental peoples; also, a common name for various styles of loose-fitting under-garments and over-garments worn in modern times by Europeans and others.

Tunic (n.) Same as Tunicle.

Tunic (n.) A membrane, or layer of tissue, especially when enveloping an organ or part, as the eye.

Tunic (n.) A natural covering; an integument; as, the tunic of a seed.

Tunic (n.) See Mantle, n., 3 (a).

Typic (a.) Typical.

Ulmic (a.) Pertaining to ulmin; designating an acid obtained from ulmin.

Usnic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a complex acid obtained, as a yellow crystal

Vinic (a.) Of or pertaining to wine; as, vinic alcohol.

Xylic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or related to, xylene; specifically, designating any one of several metameric acids produced by the partial oxidation of mesitylene and pseudo-cumene.





About the author

Mark McCracken

Author: Mark McCracken is a corporate trainer and author living in Higashi Osaka, Japan. He is the author of thousands of online articles as well as the Business English textbook, "25 Business Skills in English".

Copyright © 2011 by Mark McCracken, All Rights Reserved.