5 letter words whose second letter is A
Babel (n.) The city and tower in the land of Shinar, where the confusion of languages took place.
Babel (n.) Hence: A place or scene of noise and confusion; a confused mixture of sounds, as of voices or languages.
Baboo (n.) Alt. of Babu
Backs (n. pl.) Among leather dealers, the thickest and stoutest tanned hides.
Bacon (n.) The back and sides of a pig salted and smoked; formerly, the flesh of a pig salted or fresh.
Badge (n.) A distinctive mark, token, sign, or cognizance, worn on the person; as, the badge of a society; the badge of a policeman.
Badge (n.) Something characteristic; a mark; a token.
Badge (n.) A carved ornament on the stern of a vessel, containing a window or the representation of one.
Badge (v. t.) To mark or distinguish with a badge.
Badly (adv.) In a bad manner; poorly; not well; unskillfully; imperfectly; unfortunately; grievously; so as to cause harm; disagreeably; seriously.
Bafta (n.) A coarse stuff, usually of cotton, originally made in India. Also, an imitation of this fabric made for export.
Baggy (a.) Resembling a bag; loose or puffed out, or pendent, like a bag; flabby; as, baggy trousers; baggy cheeks.
Bague (n.) The annular molding or group of moldings dividing a long shaft or clustered column into two or more parts.
Bahar (n.) A weight used in certain parts of the East Indies, varying considerably in different localities, the range being from 223 to 625 pounds.
Bairn (n.) A child.
Baize (n.) A coarse woolen stuff with a long nap; -- usually dyed in plain colors.
Baked (imp. & p. p.) of Bake
Baken () p. p. of Bake.
Baker (v. i.) One whose business it is to bake bread, biscuit, etc.
Baker (v. i.) A portable oven in which baking is done.
Baled (imp. & p. p.) of Bale
Balky (a.) Apt to balk; as, a balky horse.
Balmy (a.) Having the qualities of balm; odoriferous; aromatic; assuaging; soothing; refreshing; mild.
Balmy (a.) Producing balm.
Balsa (n.) A raft or float, used principally on the Pacific coast of South America.
Banal (a.) Commonplace; trivial; hackneyed; trite.
Banat (n.) The territory governed by a ban.
Banco (n.) A bank, especially that of Venice.
Bandy (n.) A carriage or cart used in India, esp. one drawn by bullocks.
Bandy (n.) A club bent at the lower part for striking a ball at play; a hockey stick.
Bandy (n.) The game played with such a club; hockey; shinney; bandy ball.
Bandy (v. t.) To beat to and fro, as a ball in playing at bandy.
Bandy (v. t.) To give and receive reciprocally; to exchange.
Bandy (v. t.) To toss about, as from man to man; to agitate.
Bandy (v. i.) To content, as at some game in which each strives to drive the ball his own way.
Bandy (a.) Bent; crooked; curved laterally, esp. with the convex side outward; as, a bandy leg.
Banns (n. pl.) Notice of a proposed marriage, proclaimed in a church, or other place prescribed by law, in order that any person may object, if he knows of just cause why the marriage should not take place.
Barde (n.) A piece of defensive (or, sometimes, ornamental) armor for a horse's neck, breast, and flanks; a barb. [Often in the pl.]
Barde (pl.) Defensive armor formerly worn by a man at arms.
Barde (pl.) A thin slice of fat bacon used to cover any meat or game.
Bared (imp. & p. p.) of Bare
Barge (n.) A pleasure boat; a vessel or boat of state, elegantly furnished and decorated.
Barge (n.) A large, roomy boat for the conveyance of passengers or goods; as, a ship's barge; a charcoal barge.
Barge (n.) A large boat used by flag officers.
Barge (n.) A double-decked passenger or freight vessel, towed by a steamboat.
Barge (n.) A large omnibus used for excursions.
Baria (n.) Baryta.
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.
Barky (a.) Covered with, or containing, bark.
Balmy (a.) Full of barm or froth; in a ferment.
Baron (n.) A title or degree of nobility; originally, the possessor of a fief, who had feudal tenants under him; in modern times, in France and Germany, a nobleman next in rank below a count; in England, a nobleman of the lowest grade in the House of Lords, being next below a viscount.
Baron (n.) A husband; as, baron and feme, husband and wife.
Barry (a.) Divided into bars; -- said of the field.
Barse (n.) The common perch. See 1st Bass.
Barth (n.) A place of shelter for cattle.
Basal (a.) Relating to, or forming, the base.
Basan (n.) Same as Basil, a sheepskin.
Based (imp. & p. p.) of Base
Based (a.) Having a base, or having as a base; supported; as, broad-based.
Based (n.) Wearing, or protected by, bases.
Basi- () A combining form, especially in anatomical and botanical words, to indicate the base or position at or near a base; forming a base; as, basibranchials, the most ventral of the cartilages or bones of the branchial arches; basicranial, situated at the base of the cranium; basifacial, basitemporal, etc.
Basic (a.) Relating to a base; performing the office of a base in a salt.
Basic (a.) Having the base in excess, or the amount of the base atomically greater than that of the acid, or exceeding in proportion that of the related neutral salt.
Basic (a.) Apparently alka
Basic (a.) Said of crystal
Basil (n.) The slope or angle to which the cutting edge of a tool, as a plane, is ground.
Basil (v. t.) To grind or form the edge of to an angle.
Basil (n.) The name given to several aromatic herbs of the Mint family, but chiefly to the common or sweet basil (Ocymum basilicum), and the bush basil, or lesser basil (O. minimum), the leaves of which are used in cookery. The name is also given to several kinds of mountain mint (Pycnanthemum).
Basil (n.) The skin of a sheep tanned with bark.
Basin (n.) A hollow vessel or dish, to hold water for washing, and for various other uses.
Basin (n.) The quantity contained in a basin.
Basin (n.) A hollow vessel, of various forms and materials, used in the arts or manufactures, as that used by glass grinders for forming concave glasses, by hatters for molding a hat into shape, etc.
Basin (n.) A hollow place containing water, as a pond, a dock for ships, a little bay.
Basin (n.) A circular or oval valley, or depression of the surface of the ground, the lowest part of which is generally occupied by a lake, or traversed by a river.
Basin (n.) The entire tract of country drained by a river, or sloping towards a sea or lake.
Basin (n.) An isolated or circumscribed formation, particularly where the strata dip inward, on all sides, toward a center; -- especially applied to the coal formations, called coal basins or coal fields.
Bases (pl. ) of Basis
Basis (n.) The foundation of anything; that on which a thing rests.
Basis (n.) The pedestal of a column, pillar, or statue.
Basis (n.) The ground work the first or fundamental principle; that which supports.
Basis (n.) The principal component part of a thing.
Bason (n.) A basin.
Bassa (n.) Alt. of Bassaw
Basso (a.) The bass or lowest part; as, to sing basso.
Basso (a.) One who sings the lowest part.
Basso (a.) The double bass, or contrabasso.
Basta (interj.) Enough; stop.
Baste (v. t.) To beat with a stick; to cudgel.
Baste (v. t.) To sprinkle flour and salt and drip butter or fat on, as on meat in roasting.
Baste (v. t.) To mark with tar, as sheep.
Baste (v. t.) To sew loosely, or with long stitches; -- usually, that the work may be held in position until sewed more firmly.
Basto (n.) The ace of clubs in quadrille and omber.
Batch (v. t.) The quantity of bread baked at one time.
Batch (v. t.) A quantity of anything produced at one operation; a group or collection of persons or things of the same kind; as, a batch of letters; the next batch of business.
Bated (imp. & p. p.) of Bate
Bated (a.) Reduced; lowered; restrained; as, to speak with bated breath.
Baths (pl. ) of Bath
Bathe (v. t.) To wash by immersion, as in a bath; to subject to a bath.
Bathe (v. t.) To lave; to wet.
Bathe (v. t.) To moisten or suffuse with a liquid.
Bathe (v. t.) To apply water or some liquid medicament to; as, to bathe the eye with warm water or with sea water; to bathe one's forehead with camphor.
Bathe (v. t.) To surround, or envelop, as water surrounds a person immersed.
Bathe (v. i.) To bathe one's self; to take a bath or baths.
Bathe (v. i.) To immerse or cover one's self, as in a bath.
Bathe (v. i.) To bask in the sun.
Bathe (n.) The immersion of the body in water; as to take one's usual bathe.
Baton (n.) A staff or truncheon, used for various purposes; as, the baton of a field marshal; the baton of a conductor in musical performances.
Baton (n.) An ordinary with its ends cut off, borne sinister as a mark of bastardy, and containing one fourth in breadth of the bend sinister; -- called also bastard bar. See Bend sinister.
Batta (n.) Extra pay; esp. an extra allowance to an English officer serving in India.
Batta (n.) Rate of exchange; also, the discount on uncurrent coins.
Batty (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, a bat.
Baulk (n. & v.) See Balk.
Bavin (n.) A fagot of brushwood, or other light combustible matter, for kindling fires; refuse of brushwood.
Bavin (n.) Impure limestone.
Bawdy (a.) Dirty; foul; -- said of clothes.
Bawdy (a.) Obscene; filthy; unchaste.
Bayed (imp. & p. p.) of Bay
Bayad (n.) Alt. of Bayatte
Bayed (a.) Having a bay or bays.
Bayou (n.) An inlet from the Gulf of Mexico, from a lake, or from a large river, sometimes sluggish, sometimes without perceptible movement except from tide and wind.
Bayze (n.) See Baize.
Bazar (n.) In the East, an exchange, marketplace, or assemblage of shops where goods are exposed for sale.
Bazar (n.) A spacious hall or suite of rooms for the sale of goods, as at a fair.
Bazar (n.) A fair for the sale of fancy wares, toys, etc., commonly for a charitable objects.
Caaba (n.) The small and nearly cubical stone building, toward which all Mohammedans must pray.
Cabal (n.) Tradition; occult doctrine. See Cabala
Cabal (n.) A secret.
Cabal (n.) A number of persons united in some close design, usually to promote their private views and interests in church or state by intrigue; a secret association composed of a few designing persons; a junto.
Cabal (n.) The secret artifices or machinations of a few persons united in a close design; intrigue.
Cabal (v. i.) To unite in a small party to promote private views and interests by intrigue; to intrigue; to plot.
Cabas (n.) A flat basket or frail for figs, etc.; hence, a lady's flat workbasket, reticule, or hand bag; -- often written caba.
Caber (n.) A pole or beam used in Scottish games for tossing as a trial of strength.
Cabin (n.) A cottage or small house; a hut.
Cabin (n.) A small room; an inclosed place.
Cabin (n.) A room in ship for officers or passengers.
Cabin (v. i.) To live in, or as in, a cabin; to lodge.
Cabin (v. t.) To confine in, or as in, a cabin.
Cable (n.) A large, strong rope or chain, of considerable length, used to retain a vessel at anchor, and for other purposes. It is made of hemp, of steel wire, or of iron links.
Cable (n.) A rope of steel wire, or copper wire, usually covered with some protecting or insulating substance; as, the cable of a suspension bridge; a telegraphic cable.
Cable (n.) A molding, shaft of a column, or any other member of convex, rounded section, made to resemble the spiral twist of a rope; -- called also cable molding.
Cable (v. t.) To fasten with a cable.
Cable (v. t.) To ornament with cabling. See Cabling.
Cable (v. t. & i.) To telegraph by a submarine cable
Cabob (n.) A small piece of mutton or other meat roasted on a skewer; -- so called in Turkey and Persia.
Cabob (n.) A leg of mutton roasted, stuffed with white herrings and sweet herbs.
Cabob (v. t.) To roast, as a cabob.
Cacao (n.) A small evergreen tree (Theobroma Cacao) of South America and the West Indies. Its fruit contains an edible pulp, inclosing seeds about the size of an almond, from which cocoa, chocolate, and broma are prepared.
Cache (n.) A hole in the ground, or hiding place, for concealing and preserving provisions which it is inconvenient to carry.
Cacti (pl. ) of Cactus
Caddy (n.) A small box, can, or chest to keep tea in.
Cader (n.) See Cadre.
Cadet (n.) The younger of two brothers; a younger brother or son; the youngest son.
Cadet (n.) A gentleman who carries arms in a regiment, as a volunteer, with a view of acquiring military skill and obtaining a commission.
Cadet (n.) A young man in training for military or naval service; esp. a pupil in a military or naval school, as at West Point, Annapolis, or Woolwich.
Cadew (n.) Alt. of Cadeworm
Cadge (v. t. & i.) To carry, as a burden.
Cadge (v. t. & i.) To hawk or peddle, as fish, poultry, etc.
Cadge (v. t. & i.) To intrude or live on another meanly; to beg.
Cadge (n.) A circular frame on which cadgers carry hawks for sale.
Cadgy (a.) Cheerful or mirthful, as after good eating or drinking; also, wanton.
Cadie (n.) Alt. of Caddie
Cadis (n.) A kind of coarse serge.
Cadre (n.) The framework or skeleton upon which a regiment is to be formed; the officers of a regiment forming the staff.
Caeca (n. pl.) See Caecum.
Caeca (pl. ) of Caecum
Caged (imp. & p. p.) of Cage
Caged (a.) Confined in, or as in, a cage; like a cage or prison.
Cagit (n.) A kind of parrot, of a beautiful green color, found in the Philippine Islands.
Cagot (n.) One of a race inhabiting the valleys of the Pyrenees, who until 1793 were political and social outcasts (Christian Pariahs). They are supposed to be a remnant of the Visigoths.
Caird (n.) A traveling tinker; also a tramp or sturdy beggar.
Cairn (n.) A rounded or conical heap of stones erected by early inhabitants of the British Isles, apparently as a sepulchral monument.
Cairn (n.) A pile of stones heaped up as a landmark, or to arrest attention, as in surveying, or in leaving traces of an exploring party, etc.
Caked (imp. & p. p.) of Cake
Calid (a.) Hot; burning; ardent.
Calif (n.) Alt. of Califate
Calin (n.) An alloy of lead and tin, of which the Chinese make tea canisters.
Calix (n.) A cup. See Calyx.
Calla (n.) A genus of plants, of the order Araceae.
Calle (n.) A kind of head covering; a caul.
Calmy (n.) Tranquil; peaceful; calm.
Calve (v. i.) To bring forth a calf.
Calve (v. i.) To bring forth young; to produce offspring.
Calyx (n.) The covering of a flower. See Flower.
Calyx (n.) A cuplike division of the pelvis of the kidney, which surrounds one or more of the renal papillae.
Camel (n.) A large ruminant used in Asia and Africa for carrying burdens and for riding. The camel is remarkable for its ability to go a long time without drinking. Its hoofs are small, and situated at the extremities of the toes, and the weight of the animal rests on the callous. The dromedary (Camelus dromedarius) has one bunch on the back, while the Bactrian camel (C. Bactrianus) has two. The llama, alpaca, and vicu?a, of South America, belong to a related genus (Auchenia).
Camel (n.) A water-tight structure (as a large box or boxes) used to assist a vessel in passing over a shoal or bar or in navigating shallow water. By admitting water, the camel or camels may be sunk and attached beneath or at the sides of a vessel, and when the water is pumped out the vessel is lifted.
Cameo (n.) A carving in relief, esp. one on a small scale used as a jewel for personal adornment, or like.
Camis (n.) A light, loose dress or robe.
Camus (n.) See Camis.
Could (imp.) of Can
Canal (n.) An artificial channel filled with water and designed for navigation, or for irrigating land, etc.
Canal (n.) A tube or duct; as, the alimentary canal; the semicircular canals of the ear.
Candy (v. t.) To conserve or boil in sugar; as, to candy fruits; to candy ginger.
Candy (v. t.) To make sugar crystals of or in; to form into a mass resembling candy; as, to candy sirup.
Candy (v. t.) To incrust with sugar or with candy, or with that which resembles sugar or candy.
Candy (v. i.) To have sugar crystals form in or on; as, fruits preserved in sugar candy after a time.
Candy (v. i.) To be formed into candy; to solidify in a candylike form or mass.
Candy (v. t.) A more or less solid article of confectionery made by boiling sugar or molasses to the desired consistency, and than crystallizing, molding, or working in the required shape. It is often flavored or colored, and sometimes contains fruit, nuts, etc.
Candy (n.) A weight, at Madras 500 pounds, at Bombay 560 pounds.
Caned (imp. & p. p.) of Cane
Caned (a.) Filled with white flakes; mothery; -- said vinegar when containing mother.
Canes (pl. ) of Canis
Canis (n.) A genus of carnivorous mammals, of the family Canidae, including the dogs and wolves.
Canna (n.) A measure of length in Italy, varying from six to seven feet. See Cane, 4.
Canna (n.) A genus of tropical plants, with large leaves and often with showy flowers. The Indian shot (C. Indica) is found in gardens of the northern United States.
Canny (a.) Alt. of Cannei
Canoe (n.) A boat used by rude nations, formed of trunk of a tree, excavated, by cutting of burning, into a suitable shape. It is propelled by a paddle or paddles, or sometimes by sail, and has no rudder.
Canoe (n.) A boat made of bark or skins, used by savages.
Canoe (n.) A light pleasure boat, especially designed for use by one who goes alone upon long excursions, including portage. It it propelled by a paddle, or by a small sail attached to a temporary mast.
Canoe (v. i.) To manage a canoe, or voyage in a canoe.
Canon (n.) A law or rule.
Canon (n.) A law, or rule of doctrine or discip
Canon (n.) The collection of books received as genuine Holy Scriptures, called the sacred canon, or general rule of moral and religious duty, given by inspiration; the Bible; also, any one of the canonical Scriptures. See Canonical books, under Canonical, a.
Canon (n.) In monasteries, a book containing the rules of a religious order.
Canon (n.) A catalogue of saints acknowledged and canonized in the Roman Catholic Church.
Canon (n.) A member of a cathedral chapter; a person who possesses a prebend in a cathedral or collegiate church.
Canon (n.) A musical composition in which the voices begin one after another, at regular intervals, successively taking up the same subject. It either winds up with a coda (tailpiece), or, as each voice finishes, commences anew, thus forming a perpetual fugue or round. It is the strictest form of imitation. See Imitation.
Canon (n.) The largest size of type having a specific name; -- so called from having been used for printing the canons of the church.
Canon (n.) The part of a bell by which it is suspended; -- called also ear and shank.
Canon (n.) See Carom.
Ca?on (n.) A deep gorge, ravine, or gulch, between high and steep banks, worn by water courses.
Can't () A colloquial contraction for can not.
Canto (n.) One of the chief divisions of a long poem; a book.
Canto (n.) The highest vocal part; the air or melody in choral music; anciently the tenor, now the soprano.
Canty (a.) Cheerful; sprightly; lively; merry.
Capel (n.) Alt. of Caple
Caple (n.) A horse; a nag.
Capel (n.) A composite stone (quartz, schorl, and hornblende) in the walls of tin and copper lodes.
Caper (v. i.) To leap or jump about in a sprightly manner; to cut capers; to skip; to spring; to prance; to dance.
Caper (n.) A frolicsome leap or spring; a skip; a jump, as in mirth or dancing; a prank.
Caper (n.) A vessel formerly used by the Dutch, privateer.
Caper (n.) The pungent grayish green flower bud of the European and Oriental caper (Capparis spinosa), much used for pickles.
Caper (n.) A plant of the genus Capparis; -- called also caper bush, caper tree.
Pacha () The chief admiral of the Turkish fleet.
Caple (n.) See Capel.
Capoc (n.) A sort of cotton so short and fine that it can not be spun, used in the East Indies to
Capon (n.) A castrated cock, esp. when fattened; a male chicken gelded to improve his flesh for the table.
Capon (v. t.) To castrate; to make a capon of.
Capot (n.) A winning of all the tricks at the game of piquet. It counts for forty points.
Capot (v. t.) To win all the tricks from, in playing at piquet.
Capra (n.) A genus of ruminants, including the common goat.
Caput (n.) The head; also, a knoblike protuberance or capitulum.
Caput (n.) The top or superior part of a thing.
Caput (n.) The council or ruling body of the University of Cambridge prior to the constitution of 1856.
Carac (n.) See Carack.
Carat (n.) The weight by which precious stones and pearls are weighed.
Carat (n.) A twenty-fourth part; -- a term used in estimating the proportionate fineness of gold.
Cardo (n.) The basal joint of the maxilla in insects.
Cardo (n.) The hinge of a bivalve shell.
Cared (imp. & p. p.) of Care
Caret (n.) A mark [^] used by writers and proof readers to indicate that something is inter
Caret (n.) The hawkbill turtle. See Hawkbill.
Carex (n.) A numerous and widely distributed genus of perennial herbaceous plants of the order Cypreaceae; the sedges.
Cargo (n.) The lading or freight of a ship or other vessel; the goods, merchandise, or whatever is conveyed in a vessel or boat; load; freight.
Carib (n.) A native of the Caribbee islands or the coasts of the Caribbean sea; esp., one of a tribe of Indians inhabiting a region of South America, north of the Amazon, and formerly most of the West India islands.
Carob (n.) An evergreen leguminous tree (Ceratania Siliqua) found in the countries bordering the Mediterranean; the St. John's bread; -- called also carob tree.
Carob (n.) One of the long, sweet, succulent, pods of the carob tree, which are used as food for animals and sometimes eaten by man; -- called also St. John's bread, carob bean, and algaroba bean.
Carol (n.) A round dance.
Carol (n.) A song of joy, exultation, or mirth; a lay.
Carol (n.) A song of praise of devotion; as, a Christmas or Easter carol.
Carol (n.) Joyful music, as of a song.
Carol (v. t.) To praise or celebrate in song.
Carol (v. t.) To sing, especially with joyful notes.
Carol (v. i.) To sing; esp. to sing joyfully; to warble.
Carol (n.) Alt. of Carrol
Carom (n.) A shot in which the ball struck with the cue comes in contact with two or more balls on the table; a hitting of two or more balls with the player's ball. In England it is called cannon.
Carom (v. i.) To make a carom.
Carps (pl. ) of Carp
Carpi (pl. ) of Carpus
Carry (v. t.) To convey or transport in any manner from one place to another; to bear; -- often with away or off.
Carry (v. t.) To have or hold as a burden, while moving from place to place; to have upon or about one's person; to bear; as, to carry a wound; to carry an unborn child.
Carry (v. t.) To move; to convey by force; to impel; to conduct; to lead or guide.
Carry (v. t.) To transfer from one place (as a country, book, or column) to another; as, to carry the war from Greece into Asia; to carry an account to the ledger; to carry a number in adding figures.
Carry (v. t.) To convey by extension or continuance; to extend; as, to carry the chimney through the roof; to carry a road ten miles farther.
Carry (v. t.) To bear or uphold successfully through conflict, as a leader or principle; hence, to succeed in, as in a contest; to bring to a successful issue; to win; as, to carry an election.
Carry (v. t.) To get possession of by force; to capture.
Carry (v. t.) To contain; to comprise; to bear the aspect of ; to show or exhibit; to imply.
Carry (v. t.) To bear (one's self); to behave, to conduct or demean; -- with the reflexive pronouns.
Carry (v. t.) To bear the charges or burden of holding or having, as stocks, merchandise, etc., from one time to another; as, a merchant is carrying a large stock; a farm carries a mortgage; a broker carries stock for a customer; to carry a life insurance.
Carry (v. i.) To act as a bearer; to convey anything; as, to fetch and carry.
Carry (v. i.) To have propulsive power; to propel; as, a gun or mortar carries well.
Carry (v. i.) To hold the head; -- said of a horse; as, to carry well i. e., to hold the head high, with arching neck.
Carry (v. i.) To have earth or frost stick to the feet when running, as a hare.
Carry (n.) A tract of land, over which boats or goods are carried between two bodies of navigable water; a carrying place; a portage.
Carse (n.) Low, fertile land; a river valley.
Carte (n.) Bill of fare.
Carte (n.) Short for Carte de visite.
Carte (n.) Alt. of Quarte
Carus (n.) Coma with complete insensibility; deep lethargy.
Carve (v. t.) To cut.
Carve (v. t.) To cut, as wood, stone, or other material, in an artistic or decorative manner; to sculpture; to engrave.
Carve (v. t.) To make or shape by cutting, sculpturing, or engraving; to form; as, to carve a name on a tree.
Carve (v. t.) To cut into small pieces or slices, as meat at table; to divide for distribution or apportionment; to apportion.
Carve (v. t.) To cut: to hew; to mark as if by cutting.
Carve (v. t.) To take or make, as by cutting; to provide.
Carve (v. t.) To lay out; to contrive; to design; to plan.
Carve (v. i.) To exercise the trade of a sculptor or carver; to engrave or cut figures.
Carve (v. i.) To cut up meat; as, to carve for all the guests.
Carve (n.) A carucate.
Casal (a.) Of or pertaining to case; as, a casal ending.
Cased (imp. & p. p.) of Case
Caste (n.) One of the hereditary classes into which the Hindoos are divided according to the laws of Brahmanism.
Caste (n.) A separate and fixed order or class of persons in society who chiefly hold intercourse among themselves.
Casus (n.) An event; an occurrence; an occasion; a combination of circumstances; a case; an act of God. See the Note under Accident.
Catch (v. t.) To lay hold on; to seize, especially with the hand; to grasp (anything) in motion, with the effect of holding; as, to catch a ball.
Catch (v. t.) To seize after pursuing; to arrest; as, to catch a thief.
Catch (v. t.) To take captive, as in a snare or net, or on a hook; as, to catch a bird or fish.
Catch (v. t.) Hence: To insnare; to entangle.
Catch (v. t.) To seize with the senses or the mind; to apprehend; as, to catch a melody.
Catch (v. t.) To communicate to; to fasten upon; as, the fire caught the adjoining building.
Catch (v. t.) To engage and attach; to please; to charm.
Catch (v. t.) To get possession of; to attain.
Catch (v. t.) To take or receive; esp. to take by sympathy, contagion, infection, or exposure; as, to catch the spirit of an occasion; to catch the measles or smallpox; to catch cold; the house caught fire.
Catch (v. t.) To come upon unexpectedly or by surprise; to find; as, to catch one in the act of stealing.
Catch (v. t.) To reach in time; to come up with; as, to catch a train.
Catch (v. i.) To attain possession.
Catch (v. i.) To be held or impeded by entanglement or a light obstruction; as, a kite catches in a tree; a door catches so as not to open.
Catch (v. i.) To take hold; as, the bolt does not catch.
Catch (v. i.) To spread by, or as by, infecting; to communicate.
Catch (n.) Act of seizing; a grasp.
Catch (n.) That by which anything is caught or temporarily fastened; as, the catch of a gate.
Catch (n.) The posture of seizing; a state of preparation to lay hold of, or of watching he opportunity to seize; as, to lie on the catch.
Catch (n.) That which is caught or taken; profit; gain; especially, the whole quantity caught or taken at one time; as, a good catch of fish.
Catch (n.) Something desirable to be caught, esp. a husband or wife in matrimony.
Catch (n.) Passing opportunities seized; snatches.
Catch (n.) A slight remembrance; a trace.
Catch (n.) A humorous canon or round, so contrived that the singers catch up each other's words.
Catel (n.) Property; -- often used by Chaucer in contrast with rent, or income.
Cater (n.) A provider; a purveyor; a caterer.
Cater (n.) To provide food; to buy, procure, or prepare provisions.
Cater (n.) By extension: To supply what is needed or desired, at theatrical or musical entertainments; -- followed by for or to.
Cater (n.) The four of cards or dice.
Cater (v. t.) To cut diagonally.
Cates (n.) Provisions; food; viands; especially, luxurious food; delicacies; dainties.
Catso (n.) A base fellow; a rogue; a cheat.
Catty (n.) An East Indian Weight of 1 1/3 pounds.
Caulk (v. t. & n.) See Calk.
Cauma (n.) Great heat, as of the body in fever.
Cause (v.) That which produces or effects a result; that from which anything proceeds, and without which it would not exist.
Cause (v.) That which is the occasion of an action or state; ground; reason; motive; as, cause for rejoicing.
Cause (v.) Sake; interest; advantage.
Cause (v.) A suit or action in court; any legal process by which a party endeavors to obtain his claim, or what he regards as his right; case; ground of action.
Cause (v.) Any subject of discussion or debate; matter; question; affair in general.
Cause (v.) The side of a question, which is espoused, advocated, and upheld by a person or party; a principle which is advocated; that which a person or party seeks to attain.
Cause (n.) To effect as an agent; to produce; to be the occasion of; to bring about; to bring into existence; to make; -- usually followed by an infinitive, sometimes by that with a finite verb.
Cause (v. i.) To assign or show cause; to give a reason; to make excuse.
Cause (conj.) Abbreviation of Because.
Caved (imp. & p. p.) of Cave
Cavil (v. i.) To raise captious and frivolous objections; to find fault without good reason.
Cavil (v. t.) To cavil at.
Cavil (n.) A captious or frivolous objection.
Cavin (n.) A hollow way, adapted to cover troops, and facilitate their aproach to a place.
Cawed (imp. & p. p.) of Caw
Cawky (a.) Of or pertaining to cawk; like cawk.
Caxon (n.) A kind of wig.
Cazic (n.) A chief or petty king among some tribes of Indians in America.
Dadle (v. i.) To toddle; to walk unsteadily, like a child or an old man; hence, to do anything slowly or feebly.
Daddy (n.) Diminutive of Dad.
Dagos (pl. ) of Dago
Dagon () The national god of the Philistines, represented with the face and hands and upper part of a man, and the tail of a fish.
Dagon (n.) A slip or piece.
Daily (a.) Happening, or belonging to, each successive day; diurnal; as, daily labor; a daily bulletin.
Daily (n.) A publication which appears regularly every day; as, the morning dailies.
Daily (adv.) Every day; day by day; as, a thing happens daily.
Daint (n.) Something of exquisite taste; a dainty.
Daint (a.) Dainty.
Dairy (n.) The place, room, or house where milk is kept, and converted into butter or cheese.
Dairy (n.) That department of farming which is concerned in the production of milk, and its conversion into butter and cheese.
Dairy (n.) A dairy farm.
Daisy (n.) A genus of low herbs (Bellis), belonging to the family Compositae. The common English and classical daisy is B. prennis, which has a yellow disk and white or pinkish rays.
Daisy (n.) The whiteweed (Chrysanthemum Leucanthemum), the plant commonly called daisy in North America; -- called also oxeye daisy. See Whiteweed.
Daker (n.) Alt. of Dakir
Dakir (n.) A measure of certain commodities by number, usually ten or twelve, but sometimes twenty; as, a daker of hides consisted of ten skins; a daker of gloves of ten pairs.
Dally (v. i.) To waste time in effeminate or voluptuous pleasures, or in idleness; to fool away time; to delay unnecessarily; to tarry; to trifle.
Dally (v. i.) To interchange caresses, especially with one of the opposite sex; to use fondling; to wanton; to sport.
Dally (v. t.) To delay unnecessarily; to while away.
Daman (n.) A small herbivorous mammal of the genus Hyrax. The species found in Palestine and Syria is Hyrax Syriacus; that of Northern Africa is H. Brucei; -- called also ashkoko, dassy, and rock rabbit. See Cony, and Hyrax.
Damar (n.) See Dammar.
Dampy (a.) Somewhat damp.
Dampy (a.) Dejected; gloomy; sorrowful.
Dance (v. i.) To move with measured steps, or to a musical accompaniment; to go through, either alone or in company with others, with a regulated succession of movements, (commonly) to the sound of music; to trip or leap rhythmically.
Dance (v. i.) To move nimbly or merrily; to express pleasure by motion; to caper; to frisk; to skip about.
Dance (v. t.) To cause to dance, or move nimbly or merrily about, or up and down; to dandle.
Dance (v. i.) The leaping, tripping, or measured stepping of one who dances; an amusement, in which the movements of the persons are regulated by art, in figures and in accord with music.
Dance (v. i.) A tune by which dancing is regulated, as the minuet, the waltz, the cotillon, etc.
Dancy (a.) Same as Dancette.
Dandi (n.) A boatman; an oarsman.
Dandy (n.) One who affects special finery or gives undue attention to dress; a fop; a coxcomb.
Dandy (n.) A sloop or cutter with a jigger on which a lugsail is set.
Dandy (n.) A small sail carried at or near the stern of small boats; -- called also jigger, and mizzen.
Dandy (n.) A dandy roller. See below.
Dansk (a.) Danish.
Darby (n.) A plasterer's float, having two handles; -- used in smoothing ceilings, etc.
Durst (imp.) of Dare
Dared () of Dare
Dared (p. p.) of Dare
Dared (imp. & p. p.) of Dare
Darer (n.) One who dares or defies.
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.
Darky (n.) A negro.
Daroo (n.) The Egyptian sycamore (Ficus Sycamorus). See Sycamore.
Dashy (a.) Calculated to arrest attention; ostentatiously fashionable; showy.
Daswe (v. i.) See Dasewe
Dated (imp. & p. p.) of Date
Dater (n.) One who dates.
Datum (n.) Something given or admitted; a fact or principle granted; that upon which an inference or an argument is based; -- used chiefly in the plural.
Datum (n.) The quantities or relations which are assumed to be given in any problem.
Dauby (a.) Smeary; viscous; glutinous; adhesive.
Daunt (v. t.) To overcome; to conquer.
Daunt (v. t.) To repress or subdue the courage of; to check by fear of danger; to cow; to intimidate; to dishearten.
Davit (n.) A spar formerly used on board of ships, as a crane to hoist the flukes of the anchor to the top of the bow, without injuring the sides of the ship; -- called also the fish davit.
Davit (n.) Curved arms of timber or iron, projecting over a ship's side of stern, having tackle to raise or lower a boat, swing it in on deck, rig it out for lowering, etc.; -- called also boat davits.
Dazed (imp. & p. p.) of Daze
Eager (a.) Sharp; sour; acid.
Eager (a.) Sharp; keen; bitter; severe.
Eager (a.) Excited by desire in the pursuit of any object; ardent to pursue, perform, or obtain; keenly desirous; hotly longing; earnest; zealous; impetuous; vehement; as, the hounds were eager in the chase.
Eager (a.) Brittle; inflexible; not ductile.
Eager (n.) Same as Eagre.
Eagle (n.) Any large, rapacious bird of the Falcon family, esp. of the genera Aquila and Haliaeetus. The eagle is remarkable for strength, size, graceful figure, keenness of vision, and extraordinary flight. The most noted species are the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetus); the imperial eagle of Europe (A. mogilnik / imperialis); the American bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus); the European sea eagle (H. albicilla); and the great harpy eagle (Thrasaetus harpyia). The figure of the eagle, as t
Eagle (n.) A gold coin of the United States, of the value of ten dollars.
Eagle (n.) A northern constellation, containing Altair, a star of the first magnitude. See Aquila.
Eagle (n.) The figure of an eagle borne as an emblem on the standard of the ancient Romans, or so used upon the seal or standard of any people.
Eagre (n.) A wave, or two or three successive waves, of great height and violence, at flood tide moving up an estuary or river; -- commonly called the bore. See Bore.
Eared (imp. & p. p.) of Ear
Earal (a.) Receiving by the ear.
Eared (a.) Having (such or so many) ears; -- used in composition; as, long-eared-eared; sharp-eared; full-eared; ten-eared.
Eared (a.) Having external ears; having tufts of feathers resembling ears.
Early (adv.) Soon; in good season; seasonably; betimes; as, come early.
Early (adv.) In advance of the usual or appointed time; in good season; prior in time; among or near the first; -- opposed to late; as, the early bird; an early spring; early fruit.
Early (adv.) Coming in the first part of a period of time, or among the first of successive acts, events, etc.
Earsh (n.) See Arrish.
Earst (adv.) See Erst.
Earth (n.) The globe or planet which we inhabit; the world, in distinction from the sun, moon, or stars. Also, this world as the dwelling place of mortals, in distinction from the dwelling place of spirits.
Earth (n.) The solid materials which make up the globe, in distinction from the air or water; the dry land.
Earth (n.) The softer inorganic matter composing part of the surface of the globe, in distinction from the firm rock; soil of all kinds, including gravel, clay, loam, and the like; sometimes, soil favorable to the growth of plants; the visible surface of the globe; the ground; as, loose earth; rich earth.
Earth (n.) A part of this globe; a region; a country; land.
Earth (n.) Worldly things, as opposed to spiritual things; the pursuits, interests, and allurements of this life.
Earth (n.) The people on the globe.
Earth (n.) Any earthy-looking metallic oxide, as alumina, glucina, zirconia, yttria, and thoria.
Earth (n.) A similar oxide, having a slight alka
Earth (n.) A hole in the ground, where an animal hides himself; as, the earth of a fox.
Earth (v. t.) To hide, or cause to hide, in the earth; to chase into a burrow or den.
Earth (v. t.) To cover with earth or mold; to inter; to bury; -- sometimes with up.
Earth (v. i.) To burrow.
Earth (n.) A plowing.
Eased (imp. & p. p.) of Ease
Easel (n.) A frame (commonly) of wood serving to hold a canvas upright, or nearly upright, for the painter's convenience or for exhibition.
Eaten (p. p.) of Eat
Eater (n.) One who, or that which, eats.
Eaves (n. pl.) The edges or lower borders of the roof of a building, which overhang the walls, and cast off the water that falls on the roof.
Eaves (n. pl.) Brow; ridge.
Eaves (n. pl.) Eyelids or eyelashes.
Fable (n.) A Feigned story or tale, intended to instruct or amuse; a fictitious narration intended to enforce some useful truth or precept; an apologue. See the Note under Apologue.
Fable (n.) The plot, story, or connected series of events, forming the subject of an epic or dramatic poem.
Fable (n.) Any story told to excite wonder; common talk; the theme of talk.
Fable (n.) Fiction; untruth; falsehood.
Fable (v. i.) To compose fables; hence, to write or speak fiction ; to write or utter what is not true.
Fable (v. t.) To feign; to invent; to devise, and speak of, as true or real; to tell of falsely.
Faced (imp. & p. p.) of Face
Faced (a.) Having (such) a face, or (so many) faces; as, smooth-faced, two-faced.
Faser (n.) One who faces; one who puts on a false show; a bold-faced person.
Faser (n.) A blow in the face, as in boxing; hence, any severe or stunning check or defeat, as in controversy.
Facet (n.) A little face; a small, plane surface; as, the facets of a diamond.
Facet (n.) A smooth circumscribed surface; as, the articular facet of a bone.
Facet (n.) The narrow plane surface between flutings of a column.
Facet (n.) One of the numerous small eyes which make up the compound eyes of insects and crustaceans.
Facet (v. t.) To cut facets or small faces upon; as, to facet a diamond.
Facia (n.) See Fascia.
Facto (adv.) In fact; by the act or fact.
Facta (pl. ) of Factum
Faded (imp. & p. p.) of Fade
Faded (a.) That has lost freshness, color, or brightness; grown dim.
Fader (n.) Father.
Fadge (a.) To fit; to suit; to agree.
Fadge (n.) A small flat loaf or thick cake; also, a fagot.
Fadme (n.) A fathom.
Faery (n. & a.) Fairy.
Fagot (n.) A bundle of sticks, twigs, or small branches of trees, used for fuel, for raising batteries, filling ditches, or other purposes in fortification; a fascine.
Fagot (n.) A bundle of pieces of wrought iron to be worked over into bars or other shapes by rolling or hammering at a welding heat; a pile.
Fagot (n.) A bassoon. See Fagotto.
Fagot (n.) A person hired to take the place of another at the muster of a company.
Fagot (n.) An old shriveled woman.
Fagot (v. t.) To make a fagot of; to bind together in a fagot or bundle; also, to collect promiscuously.
Faham (n.) The leaves of an orchid (Angraecum fragrans), of the islands of Bourbon and Mauritius, used (in France) as a substitute for Chinese tea.
Faint (superl.) Lacking strength; weak; languid; inc
Faint (superl.) Wanting in courage, spirit, or energy; timorous; cowardly; dejected; depressed; as, "Faint heart ne'er won fair lady."
Faint (superl.) Lacking distinctness; hardly perceptible; striking the senses feebly; not bright, or loud, or sharp, or forcible; weak; as, a faint color, or sound.
Faint (superl.) Performed, done, or acted, in a weak or feeble manner; not exhibiting vigor, strength, or energy; slight; as, faint efforts; faint resistance.
Faint (n.) The act of fainting, or the state of one who has fainted; a swoon. [R.] See Fainting, n.
Faint (v. i.) To become weak or wanting in vigor; to grow feeble; to lose strength and color, and the control of the bodily or mental functions; to swoon; -- sometimes with away. See Fainting, n.
Faint (n.) To sink into dejection; to lose courage or spirit; to become depressed or despondent.
Faint (n.) To decay; to disappear; to vanish.
Faint (v. t.) To cause to faint or become dispirited; to depress; to weaken.
Fairy (n.) Enchantment; illusion.
Fairy (n.) The country of the fays; land of illusions.
Fairy (n.) An imaginary supernatural being or spirit, supposed to assume a human form (usually diminutive), either male or female, and to meddle for good or evil in the affairs of mankind; a fay. See Elf, and Demon.
Fairy (n.) An enchantress.
Fairy (a.) Of or pertaining to fairies.
Fairy (a.) Given by fairies; as, fairy money.
Faith (n.) Belief; the assent of the mind to the truth of what is declared by another, resting solely and implicitly on his authority and veracity; reliance on testimony.
Faith (n.) The assent of the mind to the statement or proposition of another, on the ground of the manifest truth of what he utters; firm and earnest belief, on probable evidence of any kind, especially in regard to important moral truth.
Faith (n.) The belief in the historic truthfulness of the Scripture narrative, and the supernatural origin of its teachings, sometimes called historical and speculative faith.
Faith (n.) The belief in the facts and truth of the Scriptures, with a practical love of them; especially, that confiding and affectionate belief in the person and work of Christ, which affects the character and life, and makes a man a true Christian, -- called a practical, evangelical, or saving faith.
Faith (n.) That which is believed on any subject, whether in science, politics, or religion; especially (Theol.), a system of religious belief of any kind; as, the Jewish or Mohammedan faith; and especially, the system of truth taught by Christ; as, the Christian faith; also, the creed or belief of a Christian society or church.
Faith (n.) Fidelity to one's promises, or allegiance to duty, or to a person honored and beloved; loyalty.
Faith (n.) Word or honor pledged; promise given; fidelity; as, he violated his faith.
Faith (n.) Credibility or truth.
Faith (interj.) By my faith; in truth; verily.
Fakir (n.) An Oriental religious ascetic or begging monk.
False (superl.) Uttering falsehood; unveracious; given to deceit; dishnest; as, a false witness.
False (superl.) Not faithful or loyal, as to obligations, allegiance, vows, etc.; untrue; treacherous; perfidious; as, a false friend, lover, or subject; false to promises.
False (superl.) Not according with truth or reality; not true; fitted or likely to deceive or disappoint; as, a false statement.
False (superl.) Not genuine or real; assumed or designed to deceive; counterfeit; hypocritical; as, false tears; false modesty; false colors; false jewelry.
False (superl.) Not well founded; not firm or trustworthy; erroneous; as, a false claim; a false conclusion; a false construction in grammar.
False (superl.) Not essential or permanent, as parts of a structure which are temporary or supplemental.
False (superl.) Not in tune.
False (adv.) Not truly; not honestly; falsely.
False (a.) To report falsely; to falsify.
False (a.) To betray; to falsify.
False (a.) To mislead by want of truth; to deceive.
False (a.) To feign; to pretend to make.
Falwe (a. & n.) Fallow.
Famed (imp. & p. p.) of Fame
Fanal (n.) A lighthouse, or the apparatus placed in it for giving light.
Fancy (n.) The faculty by which the mind forms an image or a representation of anything perceived before; the power of combining and modifying such objects into new pictures or images; the power of readily and happily creating and recalling such objects for the purpose of amusement, wit, or embellishment; imagination.
Fancy (n.) An image or representation of anything formed in the mind; conception; thought; idea; conceit.
Fancy (n.) An opinion or notion formed without much reflection; caprice; whim; impression.
Fancy (n.) Inclination; liking, formed by caprice rather than reason; as, to strike one's fancy; hence, the object of inclination or liking.
Fancy (n.) That which pleases or entertains the taste or caprice without much use or value.
Fancy (n.) A sort of love song or light impromptu ballad.
Fancy (v. i.) To figure to one's self; to believe or imagine something without proof.
Fancy (v. i.) To love.
Fancy (v. t.) To form a conception of; to portray in the mind; to imagine.
Fancy (v. t.) To have a fancy for; to like; to be pleased with, particularly on account of external appearance or manners.
Fancy (v. t.) To believe without sufficient evidence; to imagine (something which is unreal).
Fancy (a.) Adapted to please the fancy or taste; ornamental; as, fancy goods.
Fancy (a.) Extravagant; above real value.
Fanon (n.) A term applied to various articles, as: (a) A peculiar striped scarf worn by the pope at mass, and by eastern bishops. (b) A maniple.
Farad (n.) The standard unit of electrical capacity; the capacity of a condenser whose charge, having an electro-motive force of one volt, is equal to the amount of electricity which, with the same electromotive force, passes through one ohm in one second; the capacity, which, charged with one coulomb, gives an electro-motive force of one volt.
Farce (v. t.) To stuff with forcemeat; hence, to fill with mingled ingredients; to fill full; to stuff.
Farce (v. t.) To render fat.
Farce (v. t.) To swell out; to render pompous.
Farce (v. t.) Stuffing, or mixture of viands, like that used on dressing a fowl; forcemeat.
Farce (v. t.) A low style of comedy; a dramatic composition marked by low humor, generally written with little regard to regularity or method, and abounding with ludicrous incidents and expressions.
Farce (v. t.) Ridiculous or empty show; as, a mere farce.
Farcy (n.) A contagious disease of horses, associated with painful ulcerating enlargements, esp. upon the head and limbs. It is of the same nature as glanders, and is often fatal. Called also farcin, and farcimen.
Fared (imp. & p. p.) of Fare
Faren () p. p. of Fare, v. i.
Farry (n.) A farrow.
Farse (n.) An addition to, or a paraphrase of, some part of the Latin service in the vernacular; -- common in English before the Reformation.
Fasti (n.pl.) The Roman calendar, which gave the days for festivals, courts, etc., corresponding to a modern almanac.
Fasti (n.pl.) Records or registers of important events.
Fatal (a.) Proceeding from, or appointed by, fate or destiny; necessary; inevitable.
Fatal (a.) Foreboding death or great disaster.
Fatal (a.) Causing death or destruction; deadly; mortal; destructive; calamitous; as, a fatal wound; a fatal disease; a fatal day; a fatal error.
Fated (p. p. & a.) Decreed by fate; destined; doomed; as, he was fated to rule a factious people.
Fated (p. p. & a.) Invested with the power of determining destiny.
Fated (p. p. & a.) Exempted by fate.
Fatly (adv.) Grossly; greasily.
Fatty (a.) Containing fat, or having the qualities of fat; greasy; gross; as, a fatty substance.
Faugh (interj.) An exclamation of contempt, disgust, or abhorrence.
Fauld (n.) The arch over the dam of a blast furnace; the tymp arch.
Faule (n.) A fall or falling band.
Fault (n.) Defect; want; lack; default.
Fault (n.) Anything that fails, that is wanting, or that impairs excellence; a failing; a defect; a blemish.
Fault (n.) A moral failing; a defect or dereliction from duty; a deviation from propriety; an offense less serious than a crime.
Fault (n.) A dislocation of the strata of the vein.
Fault (n.) In coal seams, coal rendered worthless by impurities in the seam; as, slate fault, dirt fault, etc.
Fault (n.) A lost scent; act of losing the scent.
Fault (n.) Failure to serve the ball into the proper court.
Fault (v. t.) To charge with a fault; to accuse; to find fault with; to blame.
Fault (v. t.) To interrupt the continuity of (rock strata) by displacement along a plane of fracture; -- chiefly used in the p. p.; as, the coal beds are badly faulted.
Fault (v. i.) To err; to blunder, to commit a fault; to do wrong.
Fauna (n.) The animals of any given area or epoch; as, the fauna of America; fossil fauna; recent fauna.
Fauni (pl. ) of Faunus
Favas (n.) See Favus, n., 2.
Favel (a.) Yellow; fal/ow; dun.
Favel (n.) A horse of a favel or dun color.
Favel (n.) Flattery; cajolery; deceit.
Favor (n.) Kind regard; propitious aspect; countenance; friendly disposition; kindness; good will.
Favor (n.) The act of countenancing, or the condition of being countenanced, or regarded propitiously; support; promotion; befriending.
Favor (n.) A kind act or office; kindness done or granted; benevolence shown by word or deed; an act of grace or good will, as distinct from justice or remuneration.
Favor (n.) Mildness or mitigation of punishment; lenity.
Favor (n.) The object of regard; person or thing favored.
Favor (n.) A gift or represent; something bestowed as an evidence of good will; a token of love; a knot of ribbons; something worn as a token of affection; as, a marriage favor is a bunch or knot of white ribbons or white flowers worn at a wedding.
Favor (n.) Appearance; look; countenance; face.
Favor (n.) Partiality; bias.
Favor (n.) A letter or epistle; -- so called in civility or compliment; as, your favor of yesterday is received.
Favor (n.) Love locks.
Favor (n.) To regard with kindness; to support; to aid, or to have the disposition to aid, or to wish success to; to be propitious to; to countenance; to treat with consideration or tenderness; to show partiality or unfair bias towards.
Favor (n.) To afford advantages for success to; to facilitate; as, a weak place favored the entrance of the enemy.
Favor (n.) To resemble in features; to have the aspect or looks of; as, the child favors his father.
Favus (n.) A disease of the scalp, produced by a vegetable parasite.
Favus (n.) A tile or flagstone cut into an hexagonal shape to produce a honeycomb pattern, as in a pavement; -- called also favas and sectila.
Faxed (a.) Hairy.
fayed (imp. & p. p.) of Fay
Gabel (n.) A rent, service, tribute, custom, tax, impost, or duty; an excise.
Gable (n.) A cable.
Gable (n.) The vertical triangular portion of the end of a building, from the level of the cornice or eaves to the ridge of the roof. Also, a similar end when not triangular in shape, as of a gambrel roof and the like.
Gable (n.) The end wall of a building, as distinguished from the front or rear side.
Gable (n.) A decorative member having the shape of a triangular gable, such as that above a Gothic arch in a doorway.
Gadre (v. t. & i.) To gather.
Gadic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the cod (Gadus); -- applied to an acid obtained from cod-liver oil, viz., gadic acid.
Gaged (imp. & p. p.) of Gage
Gager (n.) A measurer. See Gauger.
Gaily (adv.) Merrily; showily. See gaily.
Galea (n.) The upper lip or helmet-shaped part of a labiate flower.
Galea (n.) A kind of bandage for the head.
Galea (n.) Headache extending all over the head.
Galea (n.) A genus of fossil echini, having a vaulted, helmet-shaped shell.
Galea (n.) The anterior, outer process of the second joint of the maxillae in certain insects.
Galei (n. pl.) That division of elasmobranch fishes which includes the sharks.
Gally (v. t.) To frighten; to worry.
Gally (a.) Like gall; bitter as gall.
Gally (n.) See Galley, n., 4.
Galop (n.) A kind of lively dance, in 2-4 time; also, the music to the dance.
Galpe (v. i.) To gape,; to yawn.
Gamba (n.) A viola da gamba.
Gamed (imp. & p. p.) of Game
Gamic (a.) Pertaining to, or resulting from, sexual connection; formed by the union of the male and female elements.
Gamin (n.) A neglected and untrained city boy; a young street Arab.
Gamma (n.) The third letter (/, / = Eng. G) of the Greek alphabet.
Gamut (n.) The scale.
Ganch (n.) To drop from a high place upon sharp stakes or hooks, as the Turks dropped malefactors, by way of punishment.
Ganil (n.) A kind of brittle limestone.
Ganja (n.) The dried hemp plant, used in India for smoking. It is extremely narcotic and intoxicating.
Gansa (n.) Same as Ganza.
Ganza (n.) A kind of wild goose, by a flock of which a virtuoso was fabled to be carried to the lunar world.
Gaped (imp. & p. p.) of Gape
Gaper (n.) One who gapes.
Gaper (n.) A European fish. See 4th Comber.
Gaper (n.) A large edible clam (Schizothaerus Nuttalli), of the Pacific coast; -- called also gaper clam.
Gaper (n.) An East Indian bird of the genus Cymbirhynchus, related to the broadbills.
Garth (n.) A close; a yard; a croft; a garden; as, a cloister garth.
Garth (n.) A dam or weir for catching fish.
Garth (n.) A hoop or band.
Garum (n.) A sauce made of small fish. It was prized by the ancients.
Gases (pl. ) of Gas
Gassy (a.) Full of gas; like gas. Hence: [Colloq.] Inflated; full of boastful or insincere talk.
Gated (a.) Having gates.
Gaudy (superl.) Ostentatiously fine; showy; gay, but tawdry or meretricious.
Gaudy (superl.) Gay; merry; festal.
Gaudy (n.) One of the large beads in the rosary at which the paternoster is recited.
Gaudy (n.) A feast or festival; -- called also gaud-day and gaudy day.
Gauge (v. t.) To measure or determine with a gauge.
Gauge (v. t.) To measure or to ascertain the contents or the capacity of, as of a pipe, barrel, or keg.
Gauge (v. t.) To measure the dimensions of, or to test the accuracy of the form of, as of a part of a gunlock.
Gauge (v. t.) To draw into equidistant gathers by running a thread through it, as cloth or a garment.
Gauge (v. t.) To measure the capacity, character, or ability of; to estimate; to judge of.
Gauge (n.) A measure; a standard of measure; an instrument to determine dimensions, distance, or capacity; a standard.
Gauge (n.) Measure; dimensions; estimate.
Gauge (n.) Any instrument for ascertaining or regulating the dimensions or forms of things; a templet or template; as, a button maker's gauge.
Gauge (n.) Any instrument or apparatus for measuring the state of a phenomenon, or for ascertaining its numerical elements at any moment; -- usually applied to some particular instrument; as, a rain gauge; a steam gauge.
Gauge (n.) Relative positions of two or more vessels with reference to the wind; as, a vessel has the weather gauge of another when on the windward side of it, and the lee gauge when on the lee side of it.
Gauge (n.) The depth to which a vessel sinks in the water.
Gauge (n.) The distance between the rails of a railway.
Gauge (n.) The quantity of plaster of Paris used with common plaster to accelerate its setting.
Gauge (n.) That part of a shingle, slate, or tile, which is exposed to the weather, when laid; also, one course of such shingles, slates, or tiles.
Gault (n.) A series of beds of clay and marl in the South of England, between the upper and lower greensand of the Cretaceous period.
Gaunt (a.) Attenuated, as with fasting or suffering; lean; meager; pinched and grim.
Gaure (v. i.) To gaze; to stare.
Gauze (n.) A very thin, slight, transparent stuff, generally of silk; also, any fabric resembling silk gauze; as, wire gauze; cotton gauze.
Gauze (a.) Having the qualities of gauze; thin; light; as, gauze merino underclothing.
Gauzy (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, gauze; thin and slight as gauze.
Gavel (n.) A gable.
Gavel (n.) A small heap of grain, not tied up into a bundle.
Gavel (n.) The mallet of the presiding officer in a legislative body, public assembly, court, masonic body, etc.
Gavel (n.) A mason's setting maul.
Gavel (n.) Tribute; toll; custom. [Obs.] See Gabel.
Gavot (n.) A kind of difficult dance; a dance tune, the air of which has two brisk and lively, yet dignified, strains in common time, each played twice over.
Gawby (n.) A baby; a dunce.
Gawky (superl.) Foolish and awkward; clumsy; clownish; as, gawky behavior. -- n. A fellow who is awkward from being overgrown, or from stupidity, a gawk.
Gayal (n.) A Southern Asiatic species of wild cattle (Bibos frontalis).
Gayly (adv.) With mirth and frolic; merrily; blithely; gleefully.
Gayly (adv.) Finely; splendidly; showily; as, ladies gayly dressed; a flower gayly blooming.
Gayne (v. i.) To avail.
Gazed (imp. & p. p.) of Gaze
Gazel (n.) The black currant; also, the wild plum.
Gazel (n.) See Gazelle.
Gazer (n.) One who gazes.
Gazet (n.) A Venetian coin, worth about three English farthings, or one and a half cents.
Gazon (n.) One of the pieces of sod used to
Habit (n.) The usual condition or state of a person or thing, either natural or acquired, regarded as something had, possessed, and firmly retained; as, a religious habit; his habit is morose; elms have a spreading habit; esp., physical temperament or constitution; as, a full habit of body.
Habit (n.) The general appearance and manner of life of a living organism.
Habit (n.) Fixed or established custom; ordinary course of conduct; practice; usage; hence, prominently, the involuntary tendency or aptitude to perform certain actions which is acquired by their frequent repetition; as, habit is second nature; also, peculiar ways of acting; characteristic forms of behavior.
Habit (n.) Outward appearance; attire; dress; hence, a garment; esp., a closely fitting garment or dress worn by ladies; as, a riding habit.
Habit (n.) To inhabit.
Habit (n.) To dress; to clothe; to array.
Habit (n.) To accustom; to habituate. [Obs.] Chapman.
Hable (a.) See Habile.
Hades (n.) The nether world (according to classical mythology, the abode of the shades, ruled over by Hades or Pluto); the invisible world; the grave.
Hadji (n.) A Mohammedan pilgrim to Mecca; -- used among Orientals as a respectful salutation or a title of honor.
Hadji (n.) A Greek or Armenian who has visited the holy sepulcher at Jerusalem.
Ha-ha (n.) A sunk fence; a fence, wall, or ditch, not visible till one is close upon it.
Haily (a.) Of hail.
Hairy (a.) Bearing or covered with hair; made of or resembling hair; rough with hair; rough with hair; rough with hair; hirsute.
Hakim (n.) A wise man; a physician, esp. a Mohammedan.
Hakim (n.) A Mohammedan title for a ruler; a judge.
Haled (imp. & p. p.) of Hale
Halma (n.) The long jump, with weights in the hands, -- the most important of the exercises of the Pentathlon.
Halos (pl. ) of Halo
Halse (v. t.) To embrace about the neck; to salute; to greet.
Halse (v. t.) To adjure; to beseech; to entreat.
Halse (v. t.) To haul; to hoist.
Halve (n.) A half.
Halve (v. t.) To divide into two equal parts; as, to halve an apple; to be or form half of.
Halve (v. t.) To join, as two pieces of timber, by cutting away each for half its thickness at the joining place, and fitting together.
Halwe (n.) A saint.
Hamel (v. t.) Same as Hamele.
Hanap (n.) A rich goblet, esp. one used on state occasions.
Hance (v. t.) To raise; to elevate.
Hance () Alt. of Hanch
Hanch () See Hanse.
Hanch () A sudden fall or break, as the fall of the fife rail down to the gangway.
Handy (superl.) Performed by the hand.
Handy (superl.) Skillful in using the hand; dexterous; ready; adroit.
Handy (superl.) Ready to the hand; near; also, suited to the use of the hand; convenient; valuable for reference or use; as, my tools are handy; a handy volume.
Handy (superl.) Easily managed; obedient to the helm; -- said of a vessel.
Hanse (n.) That part of an elliptical or many-centered arch which has the shorter radius and immediately adjoins the impost.
Hanse (n.) An association; a league or confederacy.
Han't () A contraction of have not, or has not, used in illiterate speech. In the United States the commoner spelling is hain't.
Haply (adv.) By hap, chance, luck, or accident; perhaps; it may be.
Happy (superl.) Favored by hap, luck, or fortune; lucky; fortunate; successful; prosperous; satisfying desire; as, a happy expedient; a happy effort; a happy venture; a happy omen.
Happy (superl.) Experiencing the effect of favorable fortune; having the feeling arising from the consciousness of well-being or of enjoyment; enjoying good of any kind, as peace, tranquillity, comfort; contented; joyous; as, happy hours, happy thoughts.
Happy (superl.) Dexterous; ready; apt; felicitous.
Hards (n. pl.) The refuse or coarse part of fiax; tow.
Hardy (a.) Bold; brave; stout; daring; resolu?e; intrepid.
Hardy (a.) Confident; full of assurance; in a bad sense, morally hardened; shameless.
Hardy (a.) Strong; firm; compact.
Hardy (a.) Inured to fatigue or hardships; strong; capable of endurance; as, a hardy veteran; a hardy mariner.
Hardy (a.) Able to withstand the cold of winter.
Hardy (n.) A blacksmith's fuller or chisel, having a square shank for insertion into a square hole in an anvil, called the hardy hole.
Harem (n.) The apartments or portion of the house allotted to females in Mohammedan families.
Harem (n.) The family of wives and concubines belonging to one man, in Mohammedan countries; a seraglio.
Harle (n.) The red-breasted merganser.
Harns (n. pl.) The brains.
Harpa (n.) A genus of marine univalve shells; the harp shells; -- so called from the form of the shells, and their ornamental ribs.
Harpy (n.) A fabulous winged monster, ravenous and filthy, having the face of a woman and the body of a vulture, with long claws, and the face pale with hunger. Some writers mention two, others three.
Harpy (n.) One who is rapacious or ravenous; an extortioner.
Harpy (n.) The European moor buzzard or marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus).
Harpy (n.) A large and powerful, double-crested, short-winged American eagle (Thrasaetus harpyia). It ranges from Texas to Brazil.
Harre (n.) A hinge.
Harry (v. t.) To strip; to lay waste; as, the Northmen came several times and harried the land.
Harry (v. t.) To agitate; to worry; to harrow; to harass.
Harry (v. i.) To make a predatory incursion; to plunder or lay waste.
Harsh (a.) Rough; disagreeable; grating
Harsh (a.) disagreeable to the touch.
Harsh (a.) disagreeable to the taste.
Harsh (a.) disagreeable to the ear.
Harsh (a.) Unpleasant and repulsive to the sensibilities; austere; crabbed; morose; abusive; abusive; severe; rough.
Harsh (a.) Having violent contrasts of color, or of light and shade; lacking in harmony.
Haste (n.) Celerity of motion; speed; swiftness; dispatch; expedition; -- applied only to voluntary beings, as men and other animals.
Haste (n.) The state of being urged or pressed by business; hurry; urgency; sudden excitement of feeling or passion; precipitance; vehemence.
Haste (n.) To hasten; to hurry.
Hasty (n.) Involving haste; done, made, etc., in haste; as, a hasty sketch.
Hasty (n.) Demanding haste or immediate action.
Hasty (n.) Moving or acting with haste or in a hurry; hurrying; hence, acting without deliberation; precipitate; rash; easily excited; eager.
Hasty (n.) Made or reached without deliberation or due caution; as, a hasty conjecture, inference, conclusion, etc., a hasty resolution.
Hasty (n.) Proceeding from, or indicating, a quick temper.
Hasty (n.) Forward; early; first ripe.
Hatch (v. t.) To cross with
Hatch (v. t.) To cross; to spot; to stain; to steep.
Hatch (v. t.) To produce, as young, from an egg or eggs by incubation, or by artificial heat; to produce young from (eggs); as, the young when hatched.
Hatch (v. t.) To contrive or plot; to form by meditation, and bring into being; to originate and produce; to concoct; as, to hatch mischief; to hatch heresy.
Hatch (v. i.) To produce young; -- said of eggs; to come forth from the egg; -- said of the young of birds, fishes, insects, etc.
Hatch (n.) The act of hatching.
Hatch (n.) Development; disclosure; discovery.
Hatch (n.) The chickens produced at once or by one incubation; a brood.
Hatch (n.) A door with an opening over it; a half door, sometimes set with spikes on the upper edge.
Hatch (n.) A frame or weir in a river, for catching fish.
Hatch (n.) A flood gate; a a sluice gate.
Hatch (n.) A bedstead.
Hatch (n.) An opening in the deck of a vessel or floor of a warehouse which serves as a passageway or hoistway; a hatchway; also; a cover or door, or one of the covers used in closing such an opening.
Hatch (n.) An opening into, or in search of, a mine.
Hatch (v. t.) To close with a hatch or hatches.
Hated (imp. & p. p.) of Hate
Hatel (a.) Hateful; detestable.
Hater (n.) One who hates.
Hatte () pres. & imp. sing. & pl. of Hote, to be called. See Hote.
Haugh (n.) A low-lying meadow by the side of a river.
Haulm (n.) The denuded stems or stalks of such crops as buckwheat and the cereal grains, beans, etc.; straw.
Haulm (n.) A part of a harness; a hame.
Hauls (n.) See Hals.
Hault (a.) Lofty; haughty.
Haunt (v. t.) To frequent; to resort to frequently; to visit pertinaciously or intrusively; to intrude upon.
Haunt (v. t.) To inhabit or frequent as a specter; to visit as a ghost or apparition.
Haunt (v. t.) To practice; to devote one's self to.
Haunt (v. t.) To accustom; to habituate.
Haunt (v. i.) To persist in staying or visiting.
Haunt (n.) A place to which one frequently resorts; as, drinking saloons are the haunts of tipplers; a den is the haunt of wild beasts.
Haunt (n.) The habit of resorting to a place.
Haunt (n.) Practice; skill.
Haven (n.) A bay, recess, or inlet of the sea, or the mouth of a river, which affords anchorage and shelter for shipping; a harbor; a port.
Haven (n.) A place of safety; a shelter; an asylum.
Haven (v. t.) To shelter, as in a haven.
Haver (n.) A possessor; a holder.
Haver (n.) The oat; oats.
Haver (v. i.) To maunder; to talk foolishly; to chatter.
Havoc (n.) Wide and general destruction; devastation; waste.
Havoc (v. t.) To devastate; to destroy; to lay waste.
Havoc (n.) A cry in war as the signal for indiscriminate slaughter.
Hawed (imp. & p. p.) of Haw
Hawse (n.) A hawse hole.
Hawse (n.) The situation of the cables when a vessel is moored with two anchors, one on the starboard, the other on the port bow.
Hawse (n.) The distance ahead to which the cables usually extend; as, the ship has a clear or open hawse, or a foul hawse; to anchor in our hawse, or athwart hawse.
Hawse (n.) That part of a vessel's bow in which are the hawse holes for the cables.
Hazed (imp. & p. p.) of Haze
Hazel (n.) A shrub or small tree of the genus Corylus, as the C. avellana, bearing a nut containing a kernel of a mild, farinaceous taste; the filbert. The American species are C. Americana, which produces the common hazelnut, and C. rostrata. See Filbert.
Hazel (n.) A miner's name for freestone.
Hazel (a.) Consisting of hazels, or of the wood of the hazel; pertaining to, or derived from, the hazel; as, a hazel wand.
Hazel (a.) Of a light brown color, like the hazelnut.
Hazle (v. t.) To make dry; to dry.
Iambi (pl. ) of Iambus
Jabot (n.) Originally, a kind of ruffle worn by men on the bosom of the shirt.
Jabot (n.) An arrangement of lace or tulle, looped ornamentally, and worn by women on the front of the dress.
Jacob (n.) A Hebrew patriarch (son of Isaac, and ancestor of the Jews), who in a vision saw a ladder reaching up to heaven (Gen. xxviii. 12); -- also called Israel.
Jaded (imp. & p. p.) of Jade
Jager (n.) A sharpshooter. See Yager.
Jager (n.) Any species of gull of the genus Stercorarius. Three species occur on the Atlantic coast. The jagers pursue other species of gulls and force them to disgorge their prey. The two middle tail feathers are usually decidedly longer than the rest. Called also boatswain, and mar
Jaggy (a.) Having jags; set with teeth; notched; uneven; as, jaggy teeth.
Jaina (n.) One of a numerous sect in British India, holding the tenets of Jainism.
Jakes (n.) A privy.
Jakie (n.) A South American striped frog (Pseudis paradoxa), remarkable for having a tadpole larger than the adult, and hence called also paradoxical frog.
Jalap (n.) The tubers of the Mexican plant Ipomoea purga (or Exogonium purga), a climber much like the morning-glory. The abstract, extract, and powder, prepared from the tubers, are well known purgative medicines. Other species of Ipomoea yield several inferior kinds of jalap, as the I. Orizabensis, and I. tuberosa.
Jantu (n.) A machine of great antiquity, used in Bengal for raising water to irrigate land.
Janty (a.) See Jaunty.
Janus (n.) A Latin deity represented with two faces looking in opposite directions. Numa is said to have dedicated to Janus the covered passage at Rome, near the Forum, which is usually called the Temple of Janus. This passage was open in war and closed in peace.
Japan (n.) Work varnished and figured in the Japanese manner; also, the varnish or lacquer used in japanning.
Japan (a.) Of or pertaining to Japan, or to the lacquered work of that country; as, Japan ware.
Japan (v. t.) To cover with a coat of hard, brilliant varnish, in the manner of the Japanese; to lacquer.
Japan (v. t.) To give a glossy black to, as shoes.
Japer (n.) A jester; a buffoon.
Jards (n.) A callous tumor on the leg of a horse, below the hock.
Jarvy (n.) The driver of a hackney coach.
Jarvy (n.) A hackney coach.
Jasey (n.) A wig; -- so called, perhaps, from being made of, or resembling, Jersey yarn.
Jaunt (v. i.) To ramble here and there; to stroll; to make an excursion.
Jaunt (v. i.) To ride on a jaunting car.
Jaunt (v. t.) To jolt; to jounce.
Jaunt (n.) A wearisome journey.
Jaunt (n.) A short excursion for pleasure or refreshment; a ramble; a short journey.
Javel (n.) A vagabond.
Jawed (imp. & p. p.) of Jaw
Jawed (a.) Having jaws; -- chiefly in composition; as, lantern-jawed.
Jayet (n.) See Jet.
Jazel (n.) A gem of an azure color.
Kaama (n.) The hartbeest.
Kabob (n. & v. t.) See Cabob, n. & v. t.
Kafal (n.) The Arabian name of two trees of the genus Balsamodendron, which yield a gum resin and a red aromatic wood.
Kafir (n.) One of a race which, with the Hottentots and Bushmen, inhabit South Africa. They inhabit the country north of Cape Colony, the name being now specifically applied to the tribes living between Cape Colony and Natal; but the Zulus of Natal are true Kaffirs.
Kafir (n.) One of a race inhabiting Kafiristan in Central Asia.
Kahau (n.) A long-nosed monkey (Semnopithecus nasalis), native of Borneo. The general color of the body is bright chestnut, with the under parts, shoulders, and sides of the head, golden yellow, and the top of the head and upper part of the back brown. Called also proboscis monkey.
Kalan (n.) The sea otter.
Kalif (n.) See Caliph.
Kalki (n.) The name of Vishnu in his tenth and last avatar.
Kalpa (n.) One of the Brahmanic eons, a period of 4,320,000,000 years. At the end of each Kalpa the world is annihilated.
Kapia (n.) The fossil resin of the kauri tree of New Zealand.
Karma (n.) One's acts considered as fixing one's lot in the future existence. (Theos.) The doctrine of fate as the inflexible result of cause and effect; the theory of inevitable consequence.
Karob (n.) The twenty-fourth part of a grain; -- a weight used by goldsmiths.
Kauri (n.) A lofty coniferous tree of New Zealand Agathis, / Dammara, australis), furnishing valuable timber and yielding one kind of dammar resin.
Kayak (n.) A light canoe, made of skins stretched over a frame, and usually capable of carrying but one person, who sits amidships and uses a double-bladed paddle. It is peculiar to the Eskimos and other Arctic tribes.
Kayko (n.) The dog salmon.
Label (n.) A tassel.
Label (n.) A slip of silk, paper, parchment, etc., affixed to anything, usually by an inscription, the contents, ownership, destination, etc.; as, the label of a bottle or a package.
Label (n.) A slip of ribbon, parchment, etc., attached to a document to hold the appended seal; also, the seal.
Label (n.) A writing annexed by way of addition, as a codicil added to a will.
Label (n.) A barrulet, or, rarely, a bendlet, with pendants, or points, usually three, especially used as a mark of cadency to distinguish an eldest or only son while his father is still living.
Label (n.) A brass rule with sights, formerly used, in connection with a circumferentor, to take altitudes.
Label (n.) The name now generally given to the projecting molding by the sides, and over the tops, of openings in mediaeval architecture. It always has a /quare form, as in the illustration.
Label (n.) In mediaeval art, the representation of a band or scroll containing an inscription.
Label (v. t.) To affix a label to; to mark with a name, etc.; as, to label a bottle or a package.
Label (v. t.) To affix in or on a label.
Labia (n. pl.) See Labium.
Labia (pl. ) of Labium
Labor (n.) Physical toil or bodily exertion, especially when fatiguing, irksome, or unavoidable, in distinction from sportive exercise; hard, muscular effort directed to some useful end, as agriculture, manufactures, and like; servile toil; exertion; work.
Labor (n.) Intellectual exertion; mental effort; as, the labor of compiling a history.
Labor (n.) That which requires hard work for its accomplishment; that which demands effort.
Labor (n.) Travail; the pangs and efforts of childbirth.
Labor (n.) Any pang or distress.
Labor (n.) The pitching or tossing of a vessel which results in the straining of timbers and rigging.
Labor (n.) A measure of land in Mexico and Texas, equivalent to an area of 177/ acres.
Labor (n.) To exert muscular strength; to exert one's strength with painful effort, particularly in servile occupations; to work; to toil.
Labor (n.) To exert one's powers of mind in the prosecution of any design; to strive; to take pains.
Labor (n.) To be oppressed with difficulties or disease; to do one's work under conditions which make it especially hard, wearisome; to move slowly, as against opposition, or under a burden; to be burdened; -- often with under, and formerly with of.
Labor (n.) To be in travail; to suffer the pangs of childbirth.
Labor (n.) To pitch or roll heavily, as a ship in a turbulent sea.
Labor (v. t.) To work at; to work; to till; to cultivate by toil.
Labor (v. t.) To form or fabricate with toil, exertion, or care.
Labor (v. t.) To prosecute, or perfect, with effort; to urge stre/uously; as, to labor a point or argument.
Labor (v. t.) To belabor; to beat.
Labra (pl. ) of Labrum
Labri (pl. ) of Labrus
Laced (imp. & p. p.) of Lace
Laced (a.) Fastened with a lace or laces; decorated with narrow strips or braid. See Lace, v. t.
Laced (v. t.) Decorated with the fabric lace.
Lache (n.) Neglect; negligence; remissness; neglect to do a thing at the proper time; delay to assert a claim.
Ladde (obs. imp.) of Lead, to guide.
Laded (imp.) of Lade
Laded (p. p.) of Lade
Laded () of Lade
Laden (p. & a.) Loaded; freighted; burdened; as, a laden vessel; a laden heart.
Ladin (n.) A Romansch dialect spoken in some parts of Switzerland and the Tyrol.
Ladle (v. t.) A cuplike spoon, often of large size, with a long handle, used in lading or dipping.
Ladle (v. t.) A vessel to carry liquid metal from the furnace to the mold.
Ladle (v. t.) The float of a mill wheel; -- called also ladle board.
Ladle (v. t.) An instrument for drawing the charge of a cannon.
Ladle (v. t.) A ring, with a handle or handles fitted to it, for carrying shot.
Ladle (v. t.) To take up and convey in a ladle; to dip with, or as with, a ladle; as, to ladle out soup; to ladle oatmeal into a kettle.
Lafte () imp. of Leave.
Lagan (n. & v.) See Ligan.
Lager (n.) Lager beer.
Lagly (adv.) Laggingly.
Laird (n.) A lord; a landholder, esp. one who holds land directly of the crown.
Laism (n.) See Lamaism.
Laity (a.) The people, as distinguished from the clergy; the body of the people not in orders.
Laity (a.) The state of a layman.
Laity (a.) Those who are not of a certain profession, as law or medicine, in distinction from those belonging to it.
Lakao (n.) Sap green.
Lakin (n.) See Ladykin.
Lakke (n. & v.) See Lack.
Lamed (imp. & p. p.) of Lame
Lamel (n.) See Lamella.
Lames (n. pl.) Small steel plates combined together so as to slide one upon the other and form a piece of armor.
Lamia (n.) A monster capable of assuming a woman's form, who was said to devour human beings or suck their blood; a vampire; a sorceress; a witch.
Lance (n.) A weapon of war, consisting of a long shaft or handle and a steel blade or head; a spear carried by horsemen, and often decorated with a small flag; also, a spear or harpoon used by whalers and fishermen.
Lance (n.) A soldier armed with a lance; a lancer.
Lance (n.) A small iron rod which suspends the core of the mold in casting a shell.
Lance (n.) An instrument which conveys the charge of a piece of ordnance and forces it home.
Lance (n.) One of the small paper cases filled with combustible composition, which mark the out
Lance (v. t.) To pierce with a lance, or with any similar weapon.
Lance (v. t.) To open with a lancet; to pierce; as, to lance a vein or an abscess.
Lance (v. t.) To throw in the manner of a lance. See Lanch.
Lanch (v. t.) To throw, as a lance; to let fly; to launch.
Lanky (a.) Somewhat lank.
Lapel (n.) That part of a garment which is turned back; specifically, the lap, or fold, of the front of a coat in continuation of collar.
Lapis (n.) A stone.
Lapps (n. pl.) A branch of the Mongolian race, now living in the northern parts of Norway, Sweden, and the adjacent parts of Russia.
Lapse (n.) A gliding, slipping, or gradual falling; an unobserved or imperceptible progress or passing away,; -- restricted usually to immaterial things, or to figurative uses.
Lapse (n.) A slip; an error; a fault; a failing in duty; a slight deviation from truth or rectitude.
Lapse (n.) The termination of a right or privilege through neglect to exercise it within the limited time, or through failure of some contingency; hence, the devolution of a right or privilege.
Lapse (n.) A fall or apostasy.
Lapse (v. i.) To pass slowly and smoothly downward, backward, or away; to slip downward, backward, or away; to glide; -- mostly restricted to figurative uses.
Lapse (v. i.) To slide or slip in moral conduct; to fail in duty; to fall from virtue; to deviate from rectitude; to commit a fault by inadvertence or mistake.
Lapse (v. i.) To fall or pass from one proprietor to another, or from the original destination, by the omission, negligence, or failure of some one, as a patron, a legatee, etc.
Lapse (v. i.) To become ineffectual or void; to fall.
Lapse (v. t.) To let slip; to permit to devolve on another; to allow to pass.
Lapse (v. t.) To surprise in a fault or error; hence, to surprise or catch, as an offender.
Lares (pl. ) of Lar
Larch (n.) A genus of coniferous trees, having deciduous leaves, in fascicles (see Illust. of Fascicle).
Lardy (a.) Containing, or resembling, lard; of the character or consistency of lard.
Lares (n. pl.) See 1st Lar.
Large (superl.) Exceeding most other things of like kind in bulk, capacity, quantity, superficial dimensions, or number of constituent units; big; great; capacious; extensive; -- opposed to small; as, a large horse; a large house or room; a large lake or pool; a large jug or spoon; a large vineyard; a large army; a large city.
Large (superl.) Abundant; ample; as, a large supply of provisions.
Large (superl.) Full in statement; diffuse; full; profuse.
Large (superl.) Having more than usual power or capacity; having broad sympathies and generous impulses; comprehensive; -- said of the mind and heart.
Large (superl.) Free; unembarrassed.
Large (superl.) Unrestrained by decorum; -- said of language.
Large (superl.) Prodigal in expending; lavish.
Large (superl.) Crossing the
Large (adv.) Freely; licentiously.
Large (n.) A musical note, formerly in use, equal to two longs, four breves, or eight semibreves.
Largo (a. & adv.) Slow or slowly; -- more so than adagio; next in slowness to grave, which is also weighty and solemn.
Largo (n.) A movement or piece in largo time.
Larry (n.) Same as Lorry, or Lorrie.
Larum (n.) See Alarum, and Alarm.
Larva (n.) Any young insect from the time that it hatches from the egg until it becomes a pupa, or chrysalis. During this time it usually molts several times, and may change its form or color each time. The larvae of many insects are much like the adults in form and habits, but have no trace of wings, the rudimentary wings appearing only in the pupa stage. In other groups of insects the larvae are totally unlike the parents in structure and habits, and are called caterpillars, grubs, maggots,
Larva (n.) The early, immature form of any animal when more or less of a metamorphosis takes place, before the assumption of the mature shape.
Larve (n.) A larva.
Lasse (a. & adv.) Less.
Lasso (n.) A rope or long thong of leather with, a running noose, used for catching horses, cattle, etc.
Lasso (v. t.) To catch with a lasso.
Laste (obs. imp.) of Last, to endure.
Latch (v. t.) To smear; to anoint.
Latch (n.) That which fastens or holds; a lace; a snare.
Latch (n.) A movable piece which holds anything in place by entering a notch or cavity; specifically, the catch which holds a door or gate when closed, though it be not bolted.
Latch (n.) A latching.
Latch (n.) A crossbow.
Latch (n.) To catch so as to hold.
Latch (n.) To catch or fasten by means of a latch.
Lated (a.) Belated; too late.
Later (n.) A brick or tile.
Later (a.) Compar. of Late, a. & adv.
Lates (n.) A genus of large percoid fishes, of which one species (Lates Niloticus) inhabits the Nile, and another (L. calcarifer) is found in the Ganges and other Indian rivers. They are valued as food fishes.
Latex (n.) A milky or colored juice in certain plants in cavities (called latex cells or latex tubes). It contains the peculiar principles of the plants, whether aromatic, bitter, or acid, and in many instances yields caoutchouc upon coagulation.
Laths (pl. ) of Lath
Lathe (n.) Formerly, a part or division of a county among the Anglo-Saxons. At present it consists of four or five hundreds, and is confined to the county of Kent.
Lathe (n.) A granary; a barn.
Lathe (n.) A machine for turning, that is, for shaping articles of wood, metal, or other material, by causing them to revolve while acted upon by a cutting tool.
Lathe (n.) The movable swing frame of a loom, carrying the reed for separating the warp threads and beating up the weft; -- called also lay and batten.
Lathy (a.) Like a lath; long and slender.
Latin (a.) Of or pertaining to Latium, or to the Latins, a people of Latium; Roman; as, the Latin language.
Latin (a.) Of, pertaining to, or composed in, the language used by the Romans or Latins; as, a Latin grammar; a Latin composition or idiom.
Latin (n.) A native or inhabitant of Latium; a Roman.
Latin (n.) The language of the ancient Romans.
Latin (n.) An exercise in schools, consisting in turning English into Latin.
Latin (n.) A member of the Roman Catholic Church.
Latin (v. t.) To write or speak in Latin; to turn or render into Latin.
Laton (n.) Alt. of Latoun
Laugh (v. i.) To show mirth, satisfaction, or derision, by peculiar movement of the muscles of the face, particularly of the mouth, causing a lighting up of the face and eyes, and usually accompanied by the emission of explosive or chuckling sounds from the chest and throat; to indulge in laughter.
Laugh (v. i.) Fig.: To be or appear gay, cheerful, pleasant, mirthful, lively, or brilliant; to sparkle; to sport.
Laugh (v. t.) To affect or influence by means of laughter or ridicule.
Laugh (v. t.) To express by, or utter with, laughter; -- with out.
Laugh (n.) An expression of mirth peculiar to the human species; the sound heard in laughing; laughter. See Laugh, v. i.
Laund (n.) A plain sprinkled with trees or underbrush; a glade.
Laura (n.) A number of hermitages or cells in the same neighborhood occupied by anchorites who were under the same superior.
Laved (imp. & p. p.) of Lave
Laver (n.) A vessel for washing; a large basin.
Laver (n.) A large brazen vessel placed in the court of the Jewish tabernacle where the officiating priests washed their hands and feet.
Laver (n.) One of several vessels in Solomon's Temple in which the offerings for burnt sacrifices were washed.
Laver (n.) That which washes or cleanses.
Laver (n.) One who laves; a washer.
Laver (n.) The fronds of certain marine algae used as food, and for making a sauce called laver sauce. Green laver is the Ulva latissima; purple laver, Porphyra laciniata and P. vulgaris. It is prepared by stewing, either alone or with other vegetables, and with various condiments; -- called also sloke, or sloakan.
Lavic (a.) See Lavatic.
Lawer (n.) A lawyer.
Lawnd (n.) See Laund.
Lawny (a.) Having a lawn; characterized by a lawn or by lawns; like a lawn.
Lawny (a.) Made of lawn or fine
Laxly (adv.) In a lax manner.
Layer (n.) One who, or that which, lays.
Layer (n.) That which is laid; a stratum; a bed; one thickness, course, or fold laid over another; as, a layer of clay or of sand in the earth; a layer of bricks, or of plaster; the layers of an onion.
Layer (n.) A shoot or twig of a plant, not detached from the stock, laid under ground for growth or propagation.
Layer (n.) An artificial oyster bed.
Lazar (n.) A person infected with a filthy or pestilential disease; a leper.
Lazed (imp. & p. p.) of Laze
Ma'am (n.) Madam; my lady; -- a colloquial contraction of madam often used in direct address, and sometimes as an appellation.
Mabby (n.) A spirituous liquor or drink distilled from potatoes; -- used in the Barbadoes.
Macao (n.) A macaw.
Macaw (n.) Any parrot of the genus Sittace, or Macrocercus. About eighteen species are known, all of them American. They are large and have a very long tail, a strong hooked bill, and a naked space around the eyes. The voice is harsh, and the colors are brilliant and strongly contrasted.
Macco (n.) A gambling game in vogue in the eighteenth century.
Macer (n.) A mace bearer; an officer of a court.
Macho (n.) The striped mullet of California (Mugil cephalus, / Mexicanus).
Macle (n.) Chiastolite; -- so called from the tessellated appearance of a cross section. See Chiastolite.
Macle (n.) A crystal having a similar tessellated appearance.
Macle (n.) A twin crystal.
Madam (n.) A gentlewoman; -- an appellation or courteous form of address given to a lady, especially an elderly or a married lady; -- much used in the address, at the beginning of a letter, to a woman. The corresponding word in addressing a man is Sir.
Madge (n.) The barn owl.
Madge (n.) The magpie.
Madia (n.) A genus of composite plants, of which one species (Madia sativa) is cultivated for the oil yielded from its seeds by pressure. This oil is sometimes used instead of olive oil for the table.
Madid (a.) Wet; moist; as, a madid eye.
Madly (a.) In a mad manner; without reason or understanding; wildly.
Magic (a.) A comprehensive name for all of the pretended arts which claim to produce effects by the assistance of supernatural beings, or departed spirits, or by a mastery of secret forces in nature attained by a study of occult science, including enchantment, conjuration, witchcraft, sorcery, necromancy, incantation, etc.
Magic (a.) Alt. of Magical
-ties (pl. ) of Magistrality
Magma (n.) Any crude mixture of mineral or organic matters in the state of a thin paste.
Magma (n.) A thick residuum obtained from certain substances after the fluid parts are expressed from them; the grounds which remain after treating a substance with any menstruum, as water or alcohol.
Magma (n.) A salve or confection of thick consistency.
Magma (n.) The molten matter within the earth, the source of the material of lava flows, dikes of eruptive rocks, etc.
Magma (n.) The glassy base of an eruptive rock.
Magma (n.) The amorphous or homogenous matrix or ground mass, as distinguished from well-defined crystals; as, the magma of porphyry.
Magot (n.) The Barbary ape.
Mahdi (n.) Among Mohammedans, the last imam or leader of the faithful. The Sunni, the largest sect of the Mohammedans, believe that he is yet to appear.
Mahoe (n.) A name given to several malvaceous trees (species of Hibiscus, Ochroma, etc.), and to their strong fibrous inner bark, which is used for strings and cordage.
Maian (n.) Any spider crab of the genus Maia, or family Maiadae.
Maine (n.) One of the New England States.
Mains (n.) The farm attached to a mansion house.
Maize (n.) A large species of American grass of the genus Zea (Z. Mays), widely cultivated as a forage and food plant; Indian corn. Also, its seed, growing on cobs, and used as food for men animals.
Major (a.) Greater in number, quantity, or extent; as, the major part of the assembly; the major part of the revenue; the major part of the territory.
Major (a.) Of greater dignity; more important.
Major (a.) Of full legal age.
Major (a.) Greater by a semitone, either in interval or in difference of pitch from another tone.
Major (a.) An officer next in rank above a captain and next below a lieutenant colonel; the lowest field officer.
Major (a.) A person of full age.
Major (a.) That premise which contains the major term. It its the first proposition of a regular syllogism; as: No unholy person is qualified for happiness in heaven [the major]. Every man in his natural state is unholy [minor]. Therefore, no man in his natural state is qualified for happiness in heaven [conclusion or inference].
Major (a.) A mayor.
Maked (p. p.) Made.
Maker (n.) One who makes, forms, or molds; a manufacturer; specifically, the Creator.
Maker (n.) The person who makes a promissory note.
Maker (n.) One who writes verses; a poet.
Malar (a.) Of or pertaining to the region of the cheek bone, or to the malar bone; jugal.
Malar (n.) The cheek bone, which forms a part of the lower edge of the orbit.
Malax (v. t.) Alt. of Malaxate
Malay (n.) One of a race of a brown or copper complexion in the Malay Peninsula and the western islands of the Indian Archipelago.
Malay (a.) Alt. of Malayan
Male- () See Mal-.
Maleo (n.) A bird of Celebes (megacephalon maleo), allied to the brush turkey. It makes mounds in which to lay its eggs.
Malet (n.) A little bag or budget.
Malic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, apples; as, malic acid.
Malma (n.) A spotted trout (Salvelinus malma), inhabiting Northern America, west of the Rocky Mountains; -- called also Dolly Varden trout, bull trout, red-spotted trout, and golet.
Malty (a.) Consisting, or like, malt.
Malum (n.) An evil. See Mala.
Mamma (n.) Mother; -- word of tenderness and familiarity.
Mamma (n.) A glandular organ for secreting milk, characteristic of all mammals, but usually rudimentary in the male; a mammary gland; a breast; under; bag.
Mammy (n.) A child's name for mamma, mother.
Manca (n.) See Mancus.
Maned (a.) Having a mane.
Maneh (n.) A Hebrew weight for gold or silver, being one hundred shekels of gold and sixty shekels of silver.
Manes (n. pl.) The benevolent spirits of the dead, especially of dead ancestors, regarded as family deities and protectors.
Mange (n.) The scab or itch in cattle, dogs, and other beasts.
Mango (n.) The fruit of the mango tree. It is rather larger than an apple, and of an ovoid shape. Some varieties are fleshy and luscious, and others tough and tasting of turpentine. The green fruit is pickled for market.
Mango (n.) A green muskmelon stuffed and pickled.
Mangy (superl.) Infected with the mange; scabby.
Mania (n.) Violent derangement of mind; madness; insanity. Cf. Delirium.
Mania (n.) Excessive or unreasonable desire; insane passion affecting one or many people; as, the tulip mania.
Manid (n.) Any species of the genus Manis, or family Manidae.
Manie (n.) Mania; insanity.
Manis (n.) A genus of edentates, covered with large, hard, triangular scales, with sharp edges that overlap each other like tiles on a roof. They inhabit the warmest parts of Asia and Africa, and feed on ants. Called also Scaly anteater. See Pangolin.
Manks (a.) Of or pertaining to the language or people of the of Man.
Manks (n.) The language spoken in the Isle of Man. See Manx.
Manly (superl.) Having qualities becoming to a man; not childish or womanish; manlike, esp. brave, courageous, resolute, noble.
Manly (adv.) In a manly manner; with the courage and fortitude of a manly man; as, to act manly.
Manna (n.) The food supplied to the Israelites in their journey through the wilderness of Arabia; hence, divinely supplied food.
Manna (n.) A name given to lichens of the genus Lecanora, sometimes blown into heaps in the deserts of Arabia and Africa, and gathered and used as food.
Manna (n.) A sweetish exudation in the form of pale yellow friable flakes, coming from several trees and shrubs and used in medicine as a gentle laxative, as the secretion of Fraxinus Ornus, and F. rotundifolia, the manna ashes of Southern Europe.
Manor (n.) The land belonging to a lord or nobleman, or so much land as a lord or great personage kept in his own hands, for the use and subsistence of his family.
Manor (n.) A tract of land occupied by tenants who pay a free-farm rent to the proprietor, sometimes in kind, and sometimes by performing certain stipulated services.
Manse (n.) A dwelling house, generally with land attached.
Manse (n.) The parsonage; a clergyman's house.
Manta (n.) See Coleoptera and Sea devil.
Manto (n.) See Manteau.
-ries (pl. ) of Manufactory
Manul (n.) A wild cat (Felis manul), having long, soft, light-colored fur. It is found in the mountains of Central Asia, and dwells among rocks.
Manus (pl. ) of Manus
Manus (n.) The distal segment of the fore limb, including the carpus and fore foot or hand.
Maori (n.) One of the aboriginal inhabitants of New Zealand; also, the original language of New Zealand.
Maori (a.) Of or pertaining to the Maoris or to their language.
Maple (n.) A tree of the genus Acer, including about fifty species. A. saccharinum is the rock maple, or sugar maple, from the sap of which sugar is made, in the United States, in great quantities, by evaporation; the red or swamp maple is A. rubrum; the silver maple, A. dasycarpum, having fruit wooly when young; the striped maple, A. Pennsylvanium, called also moosewood. The common maple of Europe is A. campestre, the sycamore maple is A. Pseudo-platanus, and the Norway maple is A. platanoide
Maqui (n.) A Chilian shrub (Aristotelia Maqui). Its bark furnishes strings for musical instruments, and a medicinal wine is made from its berries.
Marai (n.) A sacred inclosure or temple; -- so called by the islanders of the Pacific Ocean.
March (n.) The third month of the year, containing thirty-one days.
March (n.) A territorial border or frontier; a region adjacent to a boundary
March (v. i.) To border; to be contiguous; to lie side by side.
March (v. i.) To move with regular steps, as a soldier; to walk in a grave, deliberate, or stately manner; to advance steadily.
March (v. i.) To proceed by walking in a body or in military order; as, the German army marched into France.
March (v. t.) TO cause to move with regular steps in the manner of a soldier; to cause to move in military array, or in a body, as troops; to cause to advance in a steady, regular, or stately manner; to cause to go by peremptory command, or by force.
March (n.) The act of marching; a movement of soldiers from one stopping place to another; military progress; advance of troops.
March (n.) Hence: Measured and regular advance or movement, like that of soldiers moving in order; stately or deliberate walk; steady onward movement.
March (n.) The distance passed over in marching; as, an hour's march; a march of twenty miles.
March (n.) A piece of music designed or fitted to accompany and guide the movement of troops; a piece of music in the march form.
Marge (n.) Border; margin; edge; verge.
Marie (interj.) Marry.
Marly (superl.) Consisting or partaking of marl; resembling marl; abounding with marl.
Marry (v. t.) To unite in wedlock or matrimony; to perform the ceremony of joining, as a man and a woman, for life; to constitute (a man and a woman) husband and wife according to the laws or customs of the place.
Marry (v. t.) To join according to law, (a man) to a woman as his wife, or (a woman) to a man as her husband. See the Note to def. 4.
Marry (v. t.) To dispose of in wedlock; to give away as wife.
Marry (v. t.) To take for husband or wife. See the Note below.
Marry (v. t.) Figuratively, to unite in the closest and most endearing relation.
Marry (v. i.) To enter into the conjugal or connubial state; to take a husband or a wife.
Marry (interj.) Indeed ! in truth ! -- a term of asseveration said to have been derived from the practice of swearing by the Virgin Mary.
Marsh (n.) A tract of soft wet land, commonly covered partially or wholly with water; a fen; a swamp; a morass.
-gies (pl. ) of Martyrology
Maser (n.) Same as Mazer.
Mashy (a.) Produced by crushing or bruising; resembling, or consisting of, a mash.
Mason (n.) One whose occupation is to build with stone or brick; also, one who prepares stone for building purposes.
Mason (n.) A member of the fraternity of Freemasons. See Freemason.
Mason (v. t.) To build stonework or brickwork about, under, in, over, etc.; to construct by masons; -- with a prepositional suffix; as, to mason up a well or terrace; to mason in a kettle or boiler.
Masse (n.) Alt. of Masse shot
Massy (superl.) Compacted into, or consisting of, a mass; having bulk and weight ot substance; ponderous; bulky and heavy; weight; heavy; as, a massy shield; a massy rock.
-ries (pl. ) of Masticatory
Masty (a.) Full of mast; abounding in acorns, etc.
Match (n.) Anything used for catching and retaining or communicating fire, made of some substance which takes fire readily, or remains burning some time; esp., a small strip or splint of wood dipped at one end in a substance which can be easily ignited by friction, as a preparation of phosphorus or chlorate of potassium.
Match (v.) A person or thing equal or similar to another; one able to mate or cope with another; an equal; a mate.
Match (v.) A bringing together of two parties suited to one another, as for a union, a trial of skill or force, a contest, or the like
Match (v.) A contest to try strength or skill, or to determine superiority; an emulous struggle.
Match (v.) A matrimonial union; a marriage.
Match (v.) An agreement, compact, etc.
Match (v.) A candidate for matrimony; one to be gained in marriage.
Match (v.) Equality of conditions in contest or competition.
Match (v.) Suitable combination or bringing together; that which corresponds or harmonizes with something else; as, the carpet and curtains are a match.
Match (v.) A perforated board, block of plaster, hardened sand, etc., in which a pattern is partly imbedded when a mold is made, for giving shape to the surfaces of separation between the parts of the mold.
Match (v. t.) To be a mate or match for; to be able to complete with; to rival successfully; to equal.
Match (v. t.) To furnish with its match; to bring a match, or equal, against; to show an equal competitor to; to set something in competition with, or in opposition to, as equal.
Match (v. t.) To oppose as equal; to contend successfully against.
Match (v. t.) To make or procure the equal of, or that which is exactly similar to, or corresponds with; as, to match a vase or a horse; to match cloth.
Match (v. t.) To make equal, proportionate, or suitable; to adapt, fit, or suit (one thing to another).
Match (v. t.) To marry; to give in marriage.
Match (v. t.) To fit together, or make suitable for fitting together; specifically, to furnish with a tongue and a groove, at the edges; as, to match boards.
Match (v. i.) To be united in marriage; to mate.
Match (v. i.) To be of equal, or similar, size, figure, color, or quality; to tally; to suit; to correspond; as, these vases match.
Mated (imp. & p. p.) of Mate
Mater (n.) See Alma mater, Dura mater, and Pia mater.
Matie (n.) A fat herring with undeveloped roe.
M/tin (n.) A French mastiff.
Matin (n.) Morning.
Matin (n.) Morning worship or service; morning prayers or songs.
Matin (n.) Time of morning service; the first canonical hour in the Roman Catholic Church.
Matin (a.) Of or pertaining to the morning, or to matins; used in the morning; matutinal.
Matte (n.) A partly reduced copper sulphide, obtained by alternately roasting and melting copper ore in separating the metal from associated iron ores, and called coarse metal, fine metal, etc., according to the grade of fineness. On the exterior it is dark brown or black, but on a fresh surface is yellow or bronzy in color.
Matte (n.) A dead or dull finish, as in gilding where the gold leaf is not burnished, or in painting where the surface is purposely deprived of gloss.
Maule (n.) The common mallow.
Maund (n.) A hand basket.
Maund (n.) An East Indian weight, varying in different localities from 25 to about 82 pounds avoirdupois.
Maund (v. i.) Alt. of Maunder
Mauve (n.) A color of a delicate purple, violet, or lilac.
Mavis (n.) The European throstle or song thrush (Turdus musicus).
Mawks (n.) A slattern; a mawk.
Mawky (a.) Maggoty.
Maxim (n.) An established principle or proposition; a condensed proposition of important practical truth; an axiom of practical wisdom; an adage; a proverb; an aphorism.
Maxim (n.) The longest note formerly used, equal to two longs, or four breves; a large.
Might (imp.) of May
Maybe (adv.) Perhaps; possibly; peradventure.
Maybe (a.) Possible; probable, but not sure.
Maybe (n.) Possibility; uncertainty.
Mayor (n.) The chief magistrate of a city or borough; the chief officer of a municipal corporation. In some American cities there is a city court of which the major is chief judge.
Mazed (imp. & p. p.) of Maze
Mazer (n.) A large drinking bowl; -- originally made of maple.
Nabit (n.) Pulverized sugar candy.
Nabob (n.) A deputy or viceroy in India; a governor of a province of the ancient Mogul empire.
Nabob (n.) One who returns to Europe from the East with immense riches: hence, any man of great wealth.
Nacre (n.) A pearly substance which
Nadde () Had not.
Nadir (n.) That point of the heavens, or lower hemisphere, directly opposite the zenith; the inferior pole of the horizon; the point of the celestial sphere directly under the place where we stand.
Nadir (n.) The lowest point; the time of greatest depression.
Naeve (n.) A naevus.
Naevi (pl. ) of Navus
Navus (n.) A spot or mark on the skin of children when born; a birthmark; -- usually applied to vascular tumors, i. e., those consisting mainly of blood vessels, as dilated arteries, veins, or capillaries.
Naggy (a.) Irritable; touchy.
Nagor (n.) A West African gazelle (Gazella redunca).
Naiad (n.) A water nymph; one of the lower female divinities, fabled to preside over some body of fresh water, as a lake, river, brook, or fountain.
Naiad (n.) Any species of a tribe (Naiades) of freshwater bivalves, including Unio, Anodonta, and numerous allied genera; a river mussel.
Naiad (n.) One of a group of butterflies. See Nymph.
Naiad (n.) Any plant of the order Naiadaceae, such as eelgrass, pondweed, etc.
Naive (a.) Having native or unaffected simplicity; ingenuous; artless; frank; as, naive manners; a naive person; naive and unsophisticated remarks.
Naked (a.) Having no clothes on; uncovered; nude; bare; as, a naked body; a naked limb; a naked sword.
Naked (a.) Having no means of defense or protection; open; unarmed; defenseless.
Naked (a.) Unprovided with needful or desirable accessories, means of sustenance, etc.; destitute; unaided; bare.
Naked (a.) Without addition, exaggeration, or excuses; not concealed or disguised; open to view; manifest; plain.
Naked (a.) Mere; simple; plain.
Naked (a.) Without pubescence; as, a naked leaf or stem; bare, or not covered by the customary parts, as a flower without a perianth, a stem without leaves, seeds without a pericarp, buds without bud scales.
Naked (a.) Not having the full complement of tones; -- said of a chord of only two tones, which requires a third tone to be sounded with them to make the combination pleasing to the ear; as, a naked fourth or fifth.
Naker (n.) Same as Nacre.
Naker (n.) A kind of kettledrum.
Nakoo (n.) The gavial.
Named (imp. & p. p.) of Name
Namer (n.) One who names, or calls by name.
Nandu (n.) Any one of three species of South American ostriches of the genera Rhea and Pterocnemia. See Rhea.
Nanny (n.) A diminutive of Ann or Anne, the proper name.
Nappe (n.) Sheet; surface; all that portion of a surface that is continuous in such a way that it is possible to pass from any one point of the portion to any other point of the portion without leaving the surface. Thus, some hyperboloids have one nappe, and some have two.
Nappy (a.) Inc
Nappy (a.) Tending to cause sleepiness; serving to make sleepy; strong; heady; as, nappy ale.
Nappy (a.) Having a nap or pile; downy; shaggy.
Nappy (n.) A round earthen dish, with a flat bottom and sloping sides.
Napus (n.) A kind of turnip. See Navew.
Nares (n. pl.) The nostrils or nasal openings, -- the anterior nares being the external or proper nostrils, and the posterior nares, the openings of the nasal cavities into the mouth or pharynx.
Narre (a.) Nearer.
Narwe (a.) Narrow.
Nasal (a.) Of or pertaining to the nose.
Nasal (a.) Having a quality imparted by means of the nose; and specifically, made by lowering the soft palate, in some cases with closure of the oral passage, the voice thus issuing (wholly or partially) through the nose, as in the consonants m, n, ng (
Nasal (n.) An elementary sound which is uttered through the nose, or through both the nose and the mouth simultaneously.
Nasal (n.) A medicine that operates through the nose; an errhine.
Nasal (n.) Part of a helmet projecting to protect the nose; a nose guard.
Nasal (n.) One of the nasal bones.
Nasal (n.) A plate, or scale, on the nose of a fish, etc.
Naso- () A combining form denoting pertaining to, or connected with, the nose; as, nasofrontal.
Nassa (n.) Any species of marine gastropods, of the genera Nassa, Tritia, and other allied genera of the family Nassidae; a dog whelk. See Illust. under Gastropoda.
Nasty (superl.) Offensively filthy; very dirty, foul, or defiled; disgusting; nauseous.
Nasty (superl.) Hence, loosely: Offensive; disagreeable; unpropitious; wet; drizzling; as, a nasty rain, day, sky.
Nasty (superl.) Characterized by obcenity; indecent; indelicate; gross; filthy.
Natal (a.) Of or pertaining to one's birth; accompying or dating from one's birth; native.
Natal (a.) Presiding over nativity; as, natal Jove.
Natch (n.) The rump of beef; esp., the lower and back part of the rump.
Nates (n. pl.) The buttocks.
Nates (n. pl.) The two anterior of the four lobes on the dorsal side of the midbrain of most mammals; the anterior optic lobes.
Nates (n. pl.) The umbones of a bivalve shell.
Natka (a.) A species of shrike.
Natty (a.) Neat; tidy; spruce.
Naval (a.) Having to do with shipping; of or pertaining to ships or a navy; consisting of ships; as, naval forces, successes, stores, etc.
Navel (n.) A mark or depression in the middle of the abdomen; the umbilicus. See Umbilicus.
Navel (n.) The central part or point of anything; the middle.
Navel (n.) An eye on the under side of a carronade for securing it to a carriage.
Navew (n.) A kind of small turnip, a variety of Brassica campestris. See Brassica.
Navvy (n.) Originally, a laborer on canals for internal navigation; hence, a laborer on other public works, as in building railroads, embankments, etc.
Nawab (n.) A deputy ruler or viceroy in India; also, a title given by courtesy to other persons of high rank in the East.
Oaken (a.) Made or consisting of oaks or of the wood of oaks.
Oaker (n.) See Ocher.
Oakum (n.) The material obtained by untwisting and picking into loose fiber old hemp ropes; -- used for calking the seams of ships, stopping leaks, etc.
Oakum (n.) The coarse portion separated from flax or hemp in nackling.
Oared (imp. & p. p.) of Oar
Oared (a.) Furnished with oars; -- chiefly used in composition; as, a four-oared boat.
Oared (a.) Having feet adapted for swimming.
Oared (a.) Totipalmate; -- said of the feet of certain birds. See Illust. of Aves.
Oases (pl. ) of Oasis
Oasis (n.) A fertile or green spot in a waste or desert, esp. in a sandy desert.
Oaten (a.) Consisting of an oat straw or stem; as, an oaten pipe.
Oaten (a.) Made of oatmeal; as, oaten cakes.
Oaths (pl. ) of Oath
Paage (n.) A toll for passage over another person's grounds.
Paard (n.) The zebra.
Paced (imp. & p. p.) of Pace
Paced (a.) Having, or trained in, [such] a pace or gait; trained; -- used in composition; as, slow-paced; a thorough-paced villain.
Pacer (n.) One who, or that which, paces; especially, a horse that paces.
Pacha (n.) See Pasha.
Pacos (n.) Same as Alpaca.
Pacos (n.) An earthy-looking ore, consisting of brown oxide of iron with minute particles of native silver.
Padar (n.) Groats; coarse flour or meal.
Paddy (a.) Low; mean; boorish; vagabond.
Paddy (n.) A jocose or contemptuous name for an Irishman.
Paddy (n.) Unhusked rice; -- commonly so called in the East Indies.
Padge (n.) The barn owl; -- called also pudge, and pudge owl.
Padow (n.) A paddock, or toad.
Paean (n.) An ancient Greek hymn in honor of Apollo as a healing deity, and, later, a song addressed to other deities.
Paean (n.) Any loud and joyous song; a song of triumph.
Paean (n.) See Paeon.
Paeon (n.) A foot of four syllables, one long and three short, admitting of four combinations, according to the place of the long syllable.
Pagan (n.) One who worships false gods; an idolater; a heathen; one who is neither a Christian, a Mohammedan, nor a Jew.
Pagan (n.) Of or pertaining to pagans; relating to the worship or the worshipers of false goods; heathen; idolatrous, as, pagan tribes or superstitions.
Paged (imp. & p. p.) of Page
Pagod (n.) A pagoda. [R.] "Or some queer pagod."
Pagod (n.) An idol.
Paien (n. & a.) Pagan.
Pains (n.) Labor; toilsome effort; care or trouble taken; -- plural in form, but used with a singular or plural verb, commonly the former.
Paint (v. t.) To cover with coloring matter; to apply paint to; as, to paint a house, a signboard, etc.
Paint (v. t.) Fig.: To color, stain, or tinge; to adorn or beautify with colors; to diversify with colors.
Paint (v. t.) To form in colors a figure or likeness of on a flat surface, as upon canvas; to represent by means of colors or hues; to exhibit in a tinted image; to portray with paints; as, to paint a portrait or a landscape.
Paint (v. t.) Fig.: To represent or exhibit to the mind; to
Paint (v. t.) To practice the art of painting; as, the artist paints well.
Paint (v. t.) To color one's face by way of beautifying it.
Paint (n.) A pigment or coloring substance.
Paint (n.) The same prepared with a vehicle, as oil, water with gum, or the like, for application to a surface.
Paint (n.) A cosmetic; rouge.
Paise (n.) See Poise.
Paled (imp. & p. p.) of Pale
Palea (n.) The interior chaff or husk of grasses.
Palea (n.) One of the chaffy scales or bractlets growing on the receptacle of many compound flowers, as the Coreopsis, the sunflower, etc.
Palea (n.) A pendulous process of the skin on the throat of a bird, as in the turkey; a dewlap.
Paled (a.) Striped.
Paled (a.) Inclosed with a paling.
Palet (n.) Same as Palea.
Palla (n.) An oblong rectangular piece of cloth, worn by Roman ladies, and fastened with brooches.
Palet (n.) A perpendicular band upon an escutcheon, one half the breadth of the pale.
Palmy (a.) Bearing palms; abounding in palms; derived from palms; as, a palmy shore.
Palmy (a.) Worthy of the palm; flourishing; prosperous.
Palpi (n.) pl. of Palpus. (Zool.) See Palpus.
Palpi (pl. ) of Palpus
Palsy (n.) Paralysis, complete or partial. See Paralysis.
Palsy (v. t.) To affect with palsy, or as with palsy; to deprive of action or energy; to paralyze.
Palus (n.) One of several upright slender calcareous processes which surround the central part of the calicle of certain corals.
Pance (n.) The pansy.
Panch (n.) See Paunch.
Pancy (n.) See Pansy.
Panda (n.) A small Asiatic mammal (Ailurus fulgens) having fine soft fur. It is related to the bears, and inhabits the mountains of Northern India.
Paned (a.) Having panes; provided with panes; also, having openings; as, a paned window; paned window sash.
Paned (a.) Having flat sides or surfaces; as, a six/paned nut.
Panel (n.) A sunken compartment with raised margins, molded or otherwise, as in ceilings, wainscotings, etc.
Panel (n.) A piece of parchment or a schedule, containing the names of persons summoned as jurors by the sheriff; hence, more generally, the whole jury.
Panel (n.) A prisoner arraigned for trial at the bar of a criminal court.
Panel (n.) Formerly, a piece of cloth serving as a saddle; hence, a soft pad beneath a saddletree to prevent chafing.
Panel (n.) A board having its edges inserted in the groove of a surrounding frame; as, the panel of a door.
Panel (n.) One of the faces of a hewn stone.
Panel (n.) A slab or plank of wood upon which, instead of canvas, a picture is painted.
Panel (n.) A heap of dressed ore.
Panel (n.) One of the districts divided by pillars of extra size, into which a mine is laid off in one system of extracting coal.
Panel (n.) A plain strip or band, as of velvet or plush, placed at intervals lengthwise on the skirt of a dress, for ornament.
Panel (n.) A portion of a framed structure between adjacent posts or struts, as in a bridge truss.
Panel (v. t.) To form in or with panels; as, to panel a wainscot.
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.
Panim (n.) See Painim.
Pansy (n.) A plant of the genus Viola (V. tricolor) and its blossom, originally purple and yellow. Cultivated varieties have very large flowers of a great diversity of colors. Called also heart's-ease, love-in-idleness, and many other quaint names.
Panym (n. & a.) See Panim.
Paolo (n.) An old Italian silver coin, worth about ten cents.
Papal (a.) Of or pertaining to the pope of Rome; proceeding from the pope; ordered or pronounced by the pope; as, papal jurisdiction; a papal edict; the papal benediction.
Papal (a.) Of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church.
Papaw (n.) A tree (Carica Papaya) of tropical America, belonging to the order Passifloreae. It has a soft, spongy stem, eighteen or twenty feet high, crowned with a tuft of large, long-stalked, palmately lobed leaves. The milky juice of the plant is said to have the property of making meat tender. Also, its dull orange-colored, melon-shaped fruit, which is eaten both raw and cooked or pickled.
Papaw (n.) A tree of the genus Asimina (A. triloba), growing in the western and southern parts of the United States, and producing a sweet edible fruit; also, the fruit itself.
Paper (n.) A substance in the form of thin sheets or leaves intended to be written or printed on, or to be used in wrapping. It is made of rags, straw, bark, wood, or other fibrous material, which is first reduced to pulp, then molded, pressed, and dried.
Paper (n.) A sheet, leaf, or piece of such substance.
Paper (n.) A printed or written instrument; a document, essay, or the like; a writing; as, a paper read before a scientific society.
Paper (n.) A printed sheet appearing periodically; a newspaper; a journal; as, a daily paper.
Paper (n.) Negotiable evidences of indebtedness; notes; bills of exchange, and the like; as, the bank holds a large amount of his paper.
Paper (n.) Decorated hangings or coverings for walls, made of paper. See Paper hangings, below.
Paper (n.) A paper containing (usually) a definite quantity; as, a paper of pins, tacks, opium, etc.
Paper (n.) A medicinal preparation spread upon paper, intended for external application; as, cantharides paper.
Paper (a.) Of or pertaining to paper; made of paper; resembling paper; existing only on paper; unsubstantial; as, a paper box; a paper army.
Paper (v. t.) To cover with paper; to furnish with paper hangings; as, to paper a room or a house.
Paper (v. t.) To fold or inclose in paper.
Paper (v. t.) To put on paper; to make a memorandum of.
Pappy (a.) Like pap; soft; succulent; tender.
Paque (n.) See Pasch and Easter.
Para- () A prefix signifying alongside of, beside, beyond, against, amiss; as parable, literally, a placing beside; paradox, that which is contrary to opinion; parachronism.
Para- () A prefix denoting: (a) Likeness, similarity, or connection, or that the substance resembles, but is distinct from, that to the name of which it is prefixed; as paraldehyde, paraconine, etc.; also, an isomeric modification. (b) Specifically: (Organ. Chem.) That two groups or radicals substituted in the benzene nucleus are opposite, or in the respective positions 1 and 4; 2 and 5; or 3 and 6, as paraxylene; paroxybenzoic acid. Cf. Ortho-, and Meta-. Also used adjectively.
Param (n.) A white crystal
Parch (v. t.) To burn the surface of; to scorch; to roast over the fire, as dry grain; as, to parch the skin; to parch corn.
Parch (v. t.) To dry to extremity; to shrivel with heat; as, the mouth is parched from fever.
Parch (v. i.) To become scorched or superficially burnt; to be very dry.
Parde (adv. / interj.) Alt. of Pardie
Pardo (n.) A money of account in Goa, India, equivalent to about 2s. 6d. sterling. or 60 cts.
Pared (imp. & p. p.) of Pare
Parer (v. t.) One who, or that which, pares; an instrument for paring.
Pari- () A combining form signifying equal; as, paridigitate, paripinnate.
Paris (n.) A plant common in Europe (Paris quadrifolia); herb Paris; truelove. It has been used as a narcotic.
Paris (n.) The chief city of France.
Parle (v. i.) To talk; to converse; to parley.
Parle (n.) Conversation; talk; parley.
Parol (n.) A word; an oral utterance.
Parol (n.) Oral declaration; word of mouth; also, a writing not under seal.
Parol (a.) Given or done by word of mouth; oral; also, given by a writing not under seal; as, parol evidence.
Parry (v. t.) To ward off; to stop, or to turn aside; as, to parry a thrust, a blow, or anything that means or threatens harm.
Parry (v. t.) To avoid; to shift or put off; to evade.
Parry (v. i.) To ward off, evade, or turn aside something, as a blow, argument, etc.
Parry (n.) A warding off of a thrust or blow, as in sword and bayonet exercises or in boxing; hence, figuratively, a defensive movement in debate or other intellectual encounter.
Parse (n.) To resolve into its elements, as a sentence, pointing out the several parts of speech, and their relation to each other by government or agreement; to analyze and describe grammatically.
Party (v.) A part or portion.
Party (v.) A number of persons united in opinion or action, as distinguished from, or opposed to, the rest of a community or association; esp., one of the parts into which a people is divided on questions of public policy.
Party (v.) A part of a larger body of company; a detachment; especially (Mil.), a small body of troops dispatched on special service.
Party (v.) A number of persons invited to a social entertainment; a select company; as, a dinner party; also, the entertainment itself; as, to give a party.
Party (v.) One concerned or interested in an affair; one who takes part with others; a participator; as, he was a party to the plot; a party to the contract.
Party (v.) The plaintiff or the defendant in a lawsuit, whether an individual, a firm, or corporation; a litigant.
Party (v.) Hence, any certain person who is regarded as being opposed or antagonistic to another.
Party (v.) Cause; side; interest.
Party (v.) A person; as, he is a queer party.
Party (v.) Parted or divided, as in the direction or form of one of the ordinaries; as, an escutcheon party per pale.
Party (v.) Partial; favoring one party.
Party (adv.) Partly.
Pasan (n.) The gemsbok.
Pasch (n.) Alt. of Pascha
Pasha (n.) An honorary title given to officers of high rank in Turkey, as to governers of provinces, military commanders, etc. The earlier form was bashaw.
Paspy (n.) A kind of minuet, in triple time, of French origin, popular in the reign of Queen Elizabeth and for some time after; -- called also passing measure, and passymeasure.
Passe (a.) Alt. of Passee
Paste (n.) A soft composition, as of flour moistened with water or milk, or of earth moistened to the consistence of dough, as in making potter's ware.
Paste (n.) Specifically, in cookery, a dough prepared for the crust of pies and the like; pastry dough.
Paste (n.) A kind of cement made of flour and water, starch and water, or the like, -- used for uniting paper or other substances, as in bookbinding, etc., -- also used in calico printing as a vehicle for mordant or color.
Paste (n.) A highly refractive vitreous composition, variously colored, used in making imitations of precious stones or gems. See Strass.
Paste (n.) A soft confection made of the inspissated juice of fruit, licorice, or the like, with sugar, etc.
Paste (n.) The mineral substance in which other minerals are imbedded.
Paste (v. t.) To unite with paste; to fasten or join by means of paste.
Pasty (a.) Like paste, as in color, softness, stickness.
Pasty (n.) A pie consisting usually of meat wholly surrounded with a crust made of a sheet of paste, and often baked without a dish; a meat pie.
Patas (n.) A West African long-tailed monkey (Cercopithecus ruber); the red monkey.
Patch (n.) A piece of cloth, or other suitable material, sewed or otherwise fixed upon a garment to repair or strengthen it, esp. upon an old garment to cover a hole.
Patch (n.) A small piece of anything used to repair a breach; as, a patch on a kettle, a roof, etc.
Patch (n.) A small piece of black silk stuck on the face, or neck, to hide a defect, or to heighten beauty.
Patch (n.) A piece of greased cloth or leather used as wrapping for a rifle ball, to make it fit the bore.
Patch (n.) Fig.: Anything regarded as a patch; a small piece of ground; a tract; a plot; as, scattered patches of trees or growing corn.
Patch (n.) A block on the muzzle of a gun, to do away with the effect of dispart, in sighting.
Patch (n.) A paltry fellow; a rogue; a ninny; a fool.
Patch (v. t.) To mend by sewing on a piece or pieces of cloth, leather, or the like; as, to patch a coat.
Patch (v. t.) To mend with pieces; to repair with pieces festened on; to repair clumsily; as, to patch the roof of a house.
Patch (v. t.) To adorn, as the face, with a patch or patches.
Patch (v. t.) To make of pieces or patches; to repair as with patches; to arrange in a hasty or clumsy manner; -- generally with up; as, to patch up a truce.
Pated (a.) Having a pate; -- used only in composition; as, long-pated; shallow-pated.
Patee (n.) See Pattee.
Paten (n.) A plate.
Paten (n.) The place on which the consecrated bread is placed in the Eucharist, or on which the host is placed during the Mass. It is usually small, and formed as to fit the chalice, or cup, as a cover.
Paths (pl. ) of Path
Patin (n.) Alt. of Patine
Patio (n.) A paved yard or floor where ores are cleaned and sorted, or where ore, salt, mercury, etc., are trampled by horses, to effect intermixture and amalgamation.
Patly (adv.) Fitly; seasonably.
Patte (a.) Alt. of Pattee
Patty (n.) A little pie.
Paugy (n.) The scup. See Porgy, and Scup.
Paune (n.) A kind of bread. See Pone.
Pause (n.) A temporary stop or rest; an intermission of action; interruption; suspension; cessation.
Pause (n.) Temporary inaction or waiting; hesitation; suspence; doubt.
Pause (n.) In speaking or reading aloud, a brief arrest or suspension of voice, to indicate the limits and relations of sentences and their parts.
Pause (n.) In writing and printing, a mark indicating the place and nature of an arrest of voice in reading; a punctuation point; as, teach the pupil to mind the pauses.
Pause (n.) A break or paragraph in writing.
Pause (n.) A hold. See 4th Hold, 7.
Pause (n.) To make a short stop; to cease for a time; to intermit speaking or acting; to stop; to wait; to rest.
Pause (n.) To be intermitted; to cease; as, the music pauses.
Pause (n.) To hesitate; to hold back; to delay.
Pause (n.) To stop in order to consider; hence, to consider; to reflect.
Pause (v. t.) To cause to stop or rest; -- used reflexively.
Pauxi (n.) A curassow (Ourax pauxi), which, in South America, is often domesticated.
Pavan (n.) A stately and formal Spanish dance for which full state costume is worn; -- so called from the resemblance of its movements to those of the peacock.
Paved (imp. & p. p.) of Pave
Paven (n.) See Pavan.
Paver (n.) One who paves; one who lays a pavement.
Pavid (a.) Timid; fearful.
Pavin (n.) See Pavan.
Pavon (n.) A small triangular flag, esp. one attached to a knight's lance; a pennon.
Pawed (imp. & p. p.) of Paw
Pawky (a.) Arch; cunning; sly.
Payee (n.) The person to whom money is to be, or has been, paid; the person named in a bill or note, to whom, or to whose order, the amount is promised or directed to be paid. See Bill of exchange, under Bill.
Payen (n. & a.) Pagan.
Payer (n.) One who pays; specifically, the person by whom a bill or note has been, or should be, paid.
Payor (n.) See Payer.
Payse (v. t.) To poise.
Raash (n.) The electric catfish.
Rabat (n.) A polishing material made of potter's clay that has failed in baking.
Rabbi (n.) Master; lord; teacher; -- a Jewish title of respect or honor for a teacher or doctor of the law.
Rabid (n.) Furious; raging; extremely violent.
Rabid (n.) Extreme, unreasonable, or fanatical in opinion; excessively zealous; as, a rabid socialist.
Rabid (n.) Affected with the distemper called rabies; mad; as, a rabid dog or fox.
Rabid (n.) Of or pertaining to rabies, or hydrophobia; as, rabid virus.
Rabot (n.) A rubber of hard wood used in smoothing marble to be polished.
Raced (imp. & p. p.) of Race
Racer (n.) One who, or that which, races, or contends in a race; esp., a race horse.
Racer (n.) The common American black snake.
Racer (n.) One of the circular iron or steel rails on which the chassis of a heavy gun is turned.
Rache (n.) A dog that pursued his prey by scent, as distinguished from the greyhound.
Racle (a.) See Rakel.
Radde () imp. of Read, Rede.
Radii (n.) pl. of Radius.
Radii (pl. ) of Radius
Radix (n.) A primitive word, from which spring other words; a radical; a root; an etymon.
Radix (n.) A number or quantity which is arbitrarily made the fundamental number of any system; a base. Thus, 10 is the radix, or base, of the common system of logarithms, and also of the decimal system of numeration.
Radix (n.) A finite expression, from which a series is derived.
Radix (n.) The root of a plant.
Rafte () imp. of Reave.
Rafty (a.) Damp; musty.
Raged (imp. & p. p.) of Rage
Raggy (a.) Ragged; rough.
Raiae (n. pl.) The order of elasmobranch fishes which includes the sawfishes, skates, and rays; -- called also Rajae, and Rajii.
Rainy (a.) Abounding with rain; wet; showery; as, rainy weather; a rainy day or season.
Raise (v. t.) To cause to rise; to bring from a lower to a higher place; to lift upward; to elevate; to heave; as, to raise a stone or weight.
Raise (v. t.) To bring to a higher condition or situation; to elevate in rank, dignity, and the like; to increase the value or estimation of; to promote; to exalt; to advance; to enhance; as, to raise from a low estate; to raise to office; to raise the price, and the like.
Raise (v. t.) To increase the strength, vigor, or vehemence of; to excite; to intensify; to invigorate; to heighten; as, to raise the pulse; to raise the voice; to raise the spirits or the courage; to raise the heat of a furnace.
Raise (v. t.) To elevate in degree according to some scale; as, to raise the pitch of the voice; to raise the temperature of a room.
Raise (v. t.) To cause to rise up, or assume an erect position or posture; to set up; to make upright; as, to raise a mast or flagstaff.
Raise (v. t.) To cause to spring up from a recumbent position, from a state of quiet, or the like; to awaken; to arouse.
Raise (v. t.) To rouse to action; to stir up; to incite to tumult, struggle, or war; to excite.
Raise (v. t.) To bring up from the lower world; to call up, as a spirit from the world of spirits; to recall from death; to give life to.
Raise (v. t.) To cause to arise, grow up, or come into being or to appear; to give rise to; to originate, produce, cause, effect, or the like.
Raise (v. t.) To form by the accumulation of materials or constituent parts; to build up; to erect; as, to raise a lofty structure, a wall, a heap of stones.
Raise (v. t.) To bring together; to collect; to levy; to get together or obtain for use or service; as, to raise money, troops, and the like.
Raise (v. t.) To cause to grow; to procure to be produced, bred, or propagated; to grow; as, to raise corn, barley, hops, etc.; toraise cattle.
Raise (v. t.) To bring into being; to produce; to cause to arise, come forth, or appear; -- often with up.
Raise (v. t.) To give rise to; to set agoing; to occasion; to start; to originate; as, to raise a smile or a blush.
Raise (v. t.) To give vent or utterance to; to utter; to strike up.
Raise (v. t.) To bring to notice; to submit for consideration; as, to raise a point of order; to raise an objection.
Raise (v. t.) To cause to rise, as by the effect of leaven; to make light and spongy, as bread.
Raise (v. t.) To cause (the land or any other object) to seem higher by drawing nearer to it; as, to raise Sandy Hook light.
Raise (v. t.) To let go; as in the command, Raise tacks and sheets, i. e., Let go tacks and sheets.
Raise (v. t.) To create or constitute; as, to raise a use, that is, to create it.
Rajah (a.) A native prince or king; also, a landholder or person of importance in the agricultural districts.
Raked (imp. & p. p.) of Rake
Rakel (a.) Hasty; reckless; rash.
Raker (n.) One who, or that which, rakes
Raker (n.) A person who uses a rake.
Raker (n.) A machine for raking grain or hay by horse or other power.
Raker (n.) A gun so placed as to rake an enemy's ship.
Raker (n.) See Gill rakers, under 1st Gill.
Rally (v. t.) To collect, and reduce to order, as troops dispersed or thrown into confusion; to gather again; to reunite.
Rally (v. i.) To come into orderly arrangement; to renew order, or united effort, as troops scattered or put to flight; to assemble; to unite.
Rally (v. i.) To collect one's vital powers or forces; to regain health or consciousness; to recuperate.
Rally (v. i.) To recover strength after a dec
Rally (n.) The act or process of rallying (in any of the senses of that word).
Rally (n.) A political mass meeting.
Rally (v. t.) To attack with raillery, either in good humor and pleasantry, or with slight contempt or satire.
Rally (v. i.) To use pleasantry, or satirical merriment.
Rally (n.) Good-humored raillery.
Ralph (n.) A name sometimes given to the raven.
Ramal (a.) Of or pertaining to a ramus, or branch; rameal.
Ramed (a.) Having the frames, stem, and sternpost adjusted; -- said of a ship on the stocks.
Ramee (n.) See Ramie.
Ramie (n.) The grass-cloth plant (B/hmeria nivea); also, its fiber, which is very fine and exceedingly strong; -- called also China grass, and rhea. See Grass-cloth plant, under Grass.
Rammy (a.) Like a ram; rammish.
Rampe (n.) The cuckoopint.
Ramus (n.) A branch; a projecting part or prominent process; a ramification.
Ranal (a.) Having a general affinity to ranunculaceous plants.
Rance (n.) A prop or shore.
Rance (n.) A round between the legs of a chair.
Ranch (v. t.) To wrench; to tear; to sprain; to injure by violent straining or contortion.
Ranch (n.) A tract of land used for grazing and the rearing of horses, cattle, or sheep. See Rancho, 2.
Ranee (n.) Same as Rani.
Range (n.) To set in a row, or in rows; to place in a regular
Range (n.) To place (as a single individual) among others in a
Range (n.) To separate into parts; to sift.
Range (n.) To dispose in a classified or in systematic order; to arrange regularly; as, to range plants and animals in genera and species.
Range (n.) To rove over or through; as, to range the fields.
Range (n.) To sail or pass in a direction parallel to or near; as, to range the coast.
Range (n.) To be native to, or to live in; to frequent.
Range (v. i.) To rove at large; to wander without restraint or direction; to roam.
Range (v. i.) To have range; to change or differ within limits; to be capable of projecting, or to admit of being projected, especially as to horizontal distance; as, the temperature ranged through seventy degrees Fahrenheit; the gun ranges three miles; the shot ranged four miles.
Range (v. i.) To be placed in order; to be ranked; to admit of arrangement or classification; to rank.
Range (v. i.) To have a certain direction; to correspond in direction; to be or keep in a corresponding
Range (v. i.) To be native to, or live in, a certain district or region; as, the peba ranges from Texas to Paraguay.
Range (v.) A series of things in a
Range (v.) An aggregate of individuals in one rank or degree; an order; a class.
Range (v.) The step of a ladder; a rung.
Range (v.) A kitchen grate.
Range (v.) An extended cooking apparatus of cast iron, set in brickwork, and affording conveniences for various ways of cooking; also, a kind of cooking stove.
Range (v.) A bolting sieve to sift meal.
Range (v.) A wandering or roving; a going to and fro; an excursion; a ramble; an expedition.
Range (v.) That which may be ranged over; place or room for excursion; especially, a region of country in which cattle or sheep may wander and pasture.
Range (v.) Extent or space taken in by anything excursive; compass or extent of excursion; reach; scope; discursive power; as, the range of one's voice, or authority.
Range (v.) The region within which a plant or animal naturally lives.
Range (v.) The horizontal distance to which a shot or other projectile is carried.
Range (v.) Sometimes, less properly, the trajectory of a shot or projectile.
Range (v.) A place where shooting, as with cannons or rifles, is practiced.
Range (v.) In the public land system of the United States, a row or
Range (v.) See Range of cable, below.
Ranny (n.) The erd shrew.
Ranty (a.) Wild; noisy; boisterous.
Raphe (n.) A
Raphe (n.) Same as Rhaphe.
Rapid (a.) Very swift or quick; moving with celerity; fast; as, a rapid stream; a rapid flight; a rapid motion.
Rapid (a.) Advancing with haste or speed; speedy in progression; in quick sequence; as, rapid growth; rapid improvement; rapid recurrence; rapid succession.
Rapid (a.) Quick in execution; as, a rapid penman.
Rapid (a.) The part of a river where the current moves with great swiftness, but without actual waterfall or cascade; -- usually in the plural; as, the Lachine rapids in the St. Lawrence.
Rased (imp. & p. p.) of Rase
Raspy (a.) Like a rasp, or the sound made by a rasp; grating.
Rasse (n.) A carnivore (Viverricula Mallaccensis) allied to the civet but smaller, native of China and the East Indies. It furnishes a perfume resembling that of the civet, which is highly prized by the Javanese. Called also Malacca weasel, and lesser civet.
Ratan (n.) See Rattan.
Ratch (n.) Same as Rotche.
Ratch (n.) A ratchet wheel, or notched bar, with which a pawl or click works.
Rated (imp. & p. p.) of Rate
Ratel (n.) Any carnivore of the genus Mellivora, allied to the weasels and the skunks; -- called also honey badger.
Rater (n.) One who rates or estimates.
Rater (n.) One who rates or scolds.
Rathe (a.) Coming before others, or before the usual time; early.
Rathe (adv.) Early; soon; betimes.
Ratio (n.) The relation which one quantity or magnitude has to another of the same kind. It is expressed by the quotient of the division of the first by the second; thus, the ratio of 3 to 6 is expressed by / or /; of a to b by a/b; or (less commonly) the second term is made the dividend; as, a:b = b/a.
Ratio (n.) Hence, fixed relation of number, quantity, or degree; rate; proportion; as, the ratio of representation in Congress.
-ties (pl. ) of Rationality
Raton (n.) A small rat.
Raved (imp. & p. p.) of Rave
Ravel (v. t.) To separate or undo the texture of; to take apart; to untwist; to unweave or unknit; -- often followed by out; as, to ravel a twist; to ravel out a stocking.
Ravel (v. t.) To undo the intricacies of; to disentangle.
Ravel (v. t.) To pull apart, as the threads of a texture, and let them fall into a tangled mass; hence, to entangle; to make intricate; to involve.
Ravel (v. i.) To become untwisted or unwoven; to be disentangled; to be relieved of intricacy.
Ravel (v. i.) To fall into perplexity and confusion.
Ravel (v. i.) To make investigation or search, as by picking out the threads of a woven pattern.
Raven (n.) A large black passerine bird (Corvus corax), similar to the crow, but larger. It is native of the northern parts of Europe, Asia, and America, and is noted for its sagacity.
Raven (a.) Of the color of the raven; jet black; as, raven curls; raven darkness.
Raven (n.) Rapine; rapacity.
Raven (n.) Prey; plunder; food obtained by violence.
Raven (v. t.) To obtain or seize by violence.
Raven (v. t.) To devour with great eagerness.
Raven (v. i.) To prey with rapacity; to be greedy; to show rapacity.
Raver (n.) One who raves.
Ravin (a.) Ravenous.
Ravin (n.) Alt. of Ravine
Ravin (v. t. & i.) Alt. of Ravine
Rawly (adv.) In a raw manner; unskillfully; without experience.
Rawly (adv.) Without proper preparation or provision.
Rayed (imp. & p. p.) of Ray
Rayah (n.) A person not a Mohammedan, who pays the capitation tax.
Rayon (n.) Ray; beam.
Razed (imp. & p. p.) of Raze
Razed (a.) Slashed or striped in patterns.
Razee (v. t.) An armed ship having her upper deck cut away, and thus reduced to the next inferior rate, as a seventy-four cut down to a frigate.
Razee (v. t.) To cut down to a less number of decks, and thus to an inferior rate or class, as a ship; hence, to prune or abridge by cutting off or retrenching parts; as, to razee a book, or an article.
Razor (v. t.) A keen-edged knife of peculiar shape, used in shaving the hair from the face or the head.
Razor (v. t.) A tusk of a wild boar.
Saadh (n.) See Sadh.
Sabal (n.) A genus of palm trees including the palmetto of the Southern United States.
Saber (n.) Alt. of Sabre
Sabre (n.) A sword with a broad and heavy blade, thick at the back, and usually more or less curved like a scimiter; a cavalry sword.
Saber (v. t.) Alt. of Sabre
Sabre (v. t.) To strike, cut, or kill with a saber; to cut down, as with a saber.
Sable (n.) A carnivorous animal of the Weasel family (Mustela zibellina) native of the northern latitudes of Europe, Asia, and America, -- noted for its fine, soft, and valuable fur.
Sable (n.) The fur of the sable.
Sable (n.) A mourning garment; a funeral robe; -- generally in the plural.
Sable (n.) The tincture black; -- represented by vertical and horizontal
Sable (a.) Of the color of the sable's fur; dark; black; -- used chiefly in poetry.
Sable (v. t.) To render sable or dark; to drape darkly or in black.
Sabot (n.) A kind of wooden shoe worn by the peasantry in France, Belgium, Sweden, and some other European countries.
Sabot (n.) A thick, circular disk of wood, to which the cartridge bag and projectile are attached, in fixed ammunition for cannon; also, a piece of soft metal attached to a projectile to take the groove of the rifling.
Sabre (n. & v.) See Saber.
Sacar (n.) See Saker.
Sacci (pl. ) of Saccus
-ries (pl. ) of Sacramentary
Sacre (n.) See Saker.
Sacre (v. t.) To consecrate; to make sacred.
sacra (pl. ) of Sacrum
Sadda (n.) A work in the Persian tongue, being a summary of the Zend-Avesta, or sacred books.
Sadly (adv.) Wearily; heavily; firmly.
Sadly (adv.) Seriously; soberly; gravely.
Sadly (adv.) Grievously; deeply; sorrowfully; miserably.
Sagas (pl. ) of Saga
Sagum (n.) The military cloak of the Roman soldiers.
Sagus (n.) A genus of palms from which sago is obtained.
Sahib (n.) Alt. of Saheb
Saheb (n.) A respectful title or appellation given to Europeans of rank.
Sahui (n.) A marmoset.
Saiga (n.) An antelope (Saiga Tartarica) native of the plains of Siberia and Eastern Russia. The male has erect annulated horns, and tufts of long hair beneath the eyes and ears.
Saily (a.) Like a sail.
Saint (n.) A person sanctified; a holy or godly person; one eminent for piety and virtue; any true Christian, as being redeemed and consecrated to God.
Saint (n.) One of the blessed in heaven.
Saint (n.) One canonized by the church.
Saint (v. t.) To make a saint of; to enroll among the saints by an offical act, as of the pope; to canonize; to give the title or reputation of a saint to (some one).
Saint (v. i.) To act or live as a saint.
Saith () 3d pers. sing. pres. of Say.
Saiva (n.) One of an important religious sect in India which regards Siva with peculiar veneration.
Sajou (n.) Same as Sapajou.
Saker (n.) A falcon (Falco sacer) native of Southern Europe and Asia, closely resembling the lanner.
Saker (n.) The peregrine falcon.
Saker (n.) A small piece of artillery.
Sakti (n.) The divine energy, personified as the wife of a deity (Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, etc.); the female principle.
Salad (n.) A preparation of vegetables, as lettuce, celery, water cress, onions, etc., usually dressed with salt, vinegar, oil, and spice, and eaten for giving a relish to other food; as, lettuce salad; tomato salad, etc.
Salad (n.) A dish composed of chopped meat or fish, esp. chicken or lobster, mixed with lettuce or other vegetables, and seasoned with oil, vinegar, mustard, and other condiments; as, chicken salad; lobster salad.
Salam (n.) A salutation or compliment of ceremony in the east by word or act; an obeisance, performed by bowing very low and placing the right palm on the forehead.
Saleb (n.) See Salep.
Salep (n.) The dried tubers of various species of Orchis, and Eulophia. It is used to make a nutritious beverage by treating the powdered preparation with hot water.
Salic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Salian Franks, or to the Salic law so called.
Salix (n.) A genus of trees or shrubs including the willow, osier, and the like, growing usually in wet grounds.
Salix (n.) A tree or shrub of any kind of willow.
Sally (v. i.) To leap or rush out; to burst forth; to issue suddenly; as a body of troops from a fortified place to attack besiegers; to make a sally.
Sally (v.) A leaping forth; a darting; a spring.
Sally (v.) A rushing or bursting forth; a quick issue; a sudden eruption; specifically, an issuing of troops from a place besieged to attack the besiegers; a sortie.
Sally (v.) An excursion from the usual track; range; digression; deviation.
Sally (v.) A flight of fancy, live
Sally (v.) Transgression of the limits of soberness or steadiness; act of levity; wild gayety; frolic; escapade.
Salmi (n.) Same as Salmis.
Salol (n.) A white crystal
Salon (n.) An apartment for the reception of company; hence, in the plural, fashionable parties; circles of fashionable society.
Salpa (n.) A genus of transparent, tubular, free-swimming oceanic tunicates found abundantly in all the warmer latitudes. See Illustration in Appendix.
Salse (n.) A mud volcano, the water of which is often impregnated with salts, whence the name.
Salty (a.) Somewhat salt; saltish.
Salue (v. t.) To salute.
Salve (interj.) Hail!
Salve (v. t.) To say "Salve" to; to greet; to salute.
Salve (n.) An adhesive composition or substance to be applied to wounds or sores; a healing ointment.
Salve (n.) A soothing remedy or antidote.
Salve (n.) To heal by applications or medicaments; to cure by remedial treatment; to apply salve to; as, to salve a wound.
Salve (n.) To heal; to remedy; to cure; to make good; to soothe, as with an ointment, especially by some device, trick, or quibble; to gloss over.
Salve (v. t. & i.) To save, as a ship or goods, from the perils of the sea.
Salvo (n.) An exception; a reservation; an excuse.
Salvo (n.) A concentrated fire from pieces of artillery, as in endeavoring to make a break in a fortification; a volley.
Salvo (n.) A salute paid by a simultaneous, or nearly simultaneous, firing of a number of cannon.
Sambo (n.) A colloquial or humorous appellation for a negro; sometimes, the offspring of a black person and a mulatto; a zambo.
Sandy (superl.) Consisting of, abounding with, or resembling, sand; full of sand; covered or sprinkled with sand; as, a sandy desert, road, or soil.
Sandy (superl.) Of the color of sand; of a light yellowish red color; as, sandy hair.
Sanga (n.) Alt. of Sangu
Sangu (n.) The Abyssinian ox (Bos / Bibos, Africanus), noted for the great length of its horns. It has a hump on its back.
Sanny (n.) The sandpiper.
Sapid (a.) Having the power of affecting the organs of taste; possessing savor, or flavor.
Sapor (n.) Power of affecting the organs of taste; savor; flavor; taste.
Sappy (superl.) Abounding with sap; full of sap; juicy; succulent.
Sappy (superl.) Hence, young, not firm; weak, feeble.
Sappy (superl.) Weak in intellect.
Sappy (superl.) Abounding in sap; resembling, or consisting largely of, sapwood.
Sappy (a.) Musty; tainted.
Saree (n.) The principal garment of a Hindoo woman. It consists of a long piece of cloth, which is wrapped round the middle of the body, a portion being arranged to hang down in front, and the remainder passed across the bosom over the left shoulder.
Sargo (n.) Any one of several species of sparoid fishes belonging to Sargus, Pomadasys, and related genera; -- called also sar, and saragu.
Saros (n.) A Chaldean astronomical period or cycle, the length of which has been variously estimated from 3,600 years to 3,600 days, or a little short of 10 years.
Sarpo (n.) A large toadfish of the Southern United States and the Gulf of Mexico (Batrachus tau, var. pardus).
Sarsa (n.) Sarsaparilla.
Sarse (n.) A fine sieve; a searce.
Sarse (v. t.) To sift through a sarse.
Sasin (n.) The Indian antelope (Antilope bezoartica, / cervicapra), noted for its beauty and swiftness. It has long, spiral, divergent horns.
Sasse (n.) A sluice or lock, as in a river, to make it more navigable.
Satan (n.) The grand adversary of man; the Devil, or Prince of darkness; the chief of the fallen angels; the archfiend.
Sated (imp. & p. p.) of Sate
Satin (n.) A silk cloth, of a thick, close texture, and overshot woof, which has a glossy surface.
Satle (v. t. & i.) To settle.
Satyr (n.) A sylvan deity or demigod, represented as part man and part goat, and characterized by riotous merriment and lasciviousness.
Satyr (n.) Any one of many species of butterflies belonging to the family Nymphalidae. Their colors are commonly brown and gray, often with ocelli on the wings. Called also meadow browns.
Satyr (n.) The orang-outang.
Sauce (n.) A composition of condiments and appetizing ingredients eaten with food as a relish; especially, a dressing for meat or fish or for puddings; as, mint sauce; sweet sauce, etc.
Sauce (n.) Any garden vegetables eaten with meat.
Sauce (n.) Stewed or preserved fruit eaten with other food as a relish; as, apple sauce, cranberry sauce, etc.
Sauce (n.) Sauciness; impertinence.
Sauce (v. t.) To accompany with something intended to give a higher relish; to supply with appetizing condiments; to season; to flavor.
Sauce (v. t.) To cause to relish anything, as if with a sauce; to tickle or gratify, as the palate; to please; to stimulate; hence, to cover, mingle, or dress, as if with sauce; to make an application to.
Sauce (v. t.) To make poignant; to give zest, flavor or interest to; to set off; to vary and render attractive.
Sauce (v. t.) To treat with bitter, pert, or tart language; to be impudent or saucy to.
Sauce (n.) A soft crayon for use in stump drawing or in shading with the stump.
Saucy (superl.) Showing impertinent boldness or pertness; transgressing the rules of decorum; treating superiors with contempt; impudent; insolent; as, a saucy fellow.
Saucy (superl.) Expressive of, or characterized by, impudence; impertinent; as, a saucy eye; saucy looks.
Saugh () Alt. of Sauh
Sauks (n. pl.) Same as Sacs.
Sault (n.) A rapid in some rivers; as, the Sault Ste. Marie.
Saury (n.) A slender marine fish (Scomberesox saurus) of Europe and America. It has long, thin, beaklike jaws. Called also billfish, gowdnook, gawnook, skipper, skipjack, skopster, lizard fish, and Egypt herring.
Saute (n.) An assault.
Saute () p. p. of Sauter.
Saved (imp. & p. p.) of Save
Saver (n.) One who saves.
Savin (n.) Alt. of Savine
Savor (a.) That property of a thing which affects the organs of taste or smell; taste and odor; flavor; relish; scent; as, the savor of an orange or a rose; an ill savor.
Savor (a.) Hence, specific flavor or quality; characteristic property; distinctive temper, tinge, taint, and the like.
Savor (a.) Sense of smell; power to scent, or trace by scent.
Savor (a.) Pleasure; delight; attractiveness.
Savor (n.) To have a particular smell or taste; -- with of.
Savor (n.) To partake of the quality or nature; to indicate the presence or influence; to smack; -- with of.
Savor (n.) To use the sense of taste.
Savor (v. t.) To perceive by the smell or the taste; hence, to perceive; to note.
Savor (v. t.) To have the flavor or quality of; to indicate the presence of.
Savor (v. t.) To taste or smell with pleasure; to delight in; to relish; to like; to favor.
Savoy (n.) A variety of the common cabbage (Brassica oleracea major), having curled leaves, -- much cultivated for winter use.
Sawed (imp.) of Saw
Sawed (p. p.) of Saw
Sawer (n.) One who saws; a sawyer.
Saxon (n.) One of a nation or people who formerly dwelt in the northern part of Germany, and who, with other Teutonic tribes, invaded and conquered England in the fifth and sixth centuries.
Saxon (n.) Also used in the sense of Anglo-Saxon.
Saxon (n.) A native or inhabitant of modern Saxony.
Saxon (n.) The language of the Saxons; Anglo-Saxon.
Saxon (a.) Of or pertaining to the Saxons, their country, or their language.
Saxon (a.) Anglo-Saxon.
Saxon (a.) Of or pertaining to Saxony or its inhabitants.
Sayer (n.) One who says; an utterer.
Saynd () p. p. of Senge, to singe.
Tabby (n.) A kind of waved silk, usually called watered silk, manufactured like taffeta, but thicker and stronger. The watering is given to it by calendering.
Tabby (n.) A mixture of lime with shells, gravel, or stones, in equal proportions, with an equal proportion of water. When dry, this becomes as hard as rock.
Tabby (n.) A brindled cat; hence, popularly, any cat.
Tabby (n.) An old maid or gossip.
Tabby (a.) Having a wavy or watered appearance; as, a tabby waistcoat.
Tabby (a.) Brindled; diversified in color; as, a tabby cat.
Tabby (v. t.) To water; to cause to look wavy, by the process of calendering; to calender; as, to tabby silk, mohair, ribbon, etc.
Taber (v. i.) Same as Tabor.
Tabes (n.) Progressive emaciation of the body, accompained with hectic fever, with no well-marked logical symptoms.
Tabid (a.) Affected by tabes; tabetic.
Table (n.) A smooth, flat surface, like the side of a board; a thin, flat, smooth piece of anything; a slab.
Table (n.) A thin, flat piece of wood, stone, metal, or other material, on which anything is cut, traced, written, or painted; a tablet
Table (n.) a memorandum book.
Table (n.) Any smooth, flat surface upon which an inscription, a drawing, or the like, may be produced.
Table (n.) Hence, in a great variety of applications: A condensed statement which may be comprehended by the eye in a single view; a methodical or systematic synopsis; the presentation of many items or particulars in one group; a scheme; a schedule.
Table (n.) A view of the contents of a work; a statement of the principal topics discussed; an index; a syllabus; a synopsis; as, a table of contents.
Table (n.) A list of substances and their properties; especially, a list of the elementary substances with their atomic weights, densities, symbols, etc.
Table (n.) Any collection and arrangement in a condensed form of many particulars or values, for ready reference, as of weights, measures, currency, specific gravities, etc.; also, a series of numbers following some law, and expressing particular values corresponding to certain other numbers on which they depend, and by means of which they are taken out for use in computations; as, tables of logarithms, sines, tangents, squares, cubes, etc.; annuity tables; interest tables; astronomical tables
Table (n.) The arrangement or disposition of the
Table (n.) An article of furniture, consisting of a flat slab, board, or the like, having a smooth surface, fixed horizontally on legs, and used for a great variety of purposes, as in eating, writing, or working.
Table (n.) Hence, food placed on a table to be partaken of; fare; entertainment; as, to set a good table.
Table (n.) The company assembled round a table.
Table (n.) One of the two, external and internal, layers of compact bone, separated by diploe, in the walls of the cranium.
Table (n.) A stringcourse which includes an offset; esp., a band of stone, or the like, set where an offset is required, so as to make it decorative. See Water table.
Table (n.) The board on the opposite sides of which backgammon and draughts are played.
Table (n.) One of the divisions of a backgammon board; as, to play into the right-hand table.
Table (n.) The games of backgammon and of draughts.
Table (n.) A circular plate of crown glass.
Table (n.) The upper flat surface of a diamond or other precious stone, the sides of which are cut in angles.
Table (n.) A plane surface, supposed to be transparent and perpendicular to the horizon; -- called also perspective plane.
Table (n.) The part of a machine tool on which the work rests and is fastened.
Table (v. t.) To form into a table or catalogue; to tabulate; as, to table fines.
Table (v. t.) To de
Table (v. t.) To supply with food; to feed.
Table (v. t.) To insert, as one piece of timber into another, by alternate scores or projections from the middle, to prevent slipping; to scarf.
Table (v. t.) To lay or place on a table, as money.
Table (v. t.) In parliamentary usage, to lay on the table; to postpone, by a formal vote, the consideration of (a bill, motion, or the like) till called for, or indefinitely.
Table (v. t.) To enter upon the docket; as, to table charges against some one.
Table (v. t.) To make board hems in the skirts and bottoms of (sails) in order to strengthen them in the part attached to the boltrope.
Table (v. i.) To live at the table of another; to board; to eat.
Taboo (n.) A total prohibition of intercourse with, use of, or approach to, a given person or thing under pain of death, -- an interdict of religious origin and authority, formerly common in the islands of Polynesia; interdiction.
Taboo (v. t.) To put under taboo; to forbid, or to forbid the use of; to interdict approach to, or use of; as, to taboo the ground set apart as a sanctuary for criminals.
Tabor (n.) A small drum used as an accompaniment to a pipe or fife, both being played by the same person.
Tabor (v. i.) To play on a tabor, or little drum.
Tabor (v. i.) To strike lightly and frequently.
Tabor (v. t.) To make (a sound) with a tabor.
Tacet (v.impers.) It is silent; -- a direction for a vocal or instrumental part to be silent during a whole movement.
Tache (n.) Something used for taking hold or holding; a catch; a loop; a button.
Tache (n.) A spot, stain, or blemish.
Tacit (a.) Done or made in silence; implied, but not expressed; silent; as, tacit consent is consent by silence, or by not interposing an objection.
Tacky (a.) Sticky; adhesive; raw; -- said of paint, varnish, etc., when not well dried.
Ta'en () p. p. of Ta, to take, or a contraction of Taken.
Taffy (n.) A kind of candy made of molasses or brown sugar boiled down and poured out in shallow pans.
Taffy (n.) Flattery; soft phrases.
Tafia (n.) A variety of rum.
Taint (n.) A thrust with a lance, which fails of its intended effect.
Taint (n.) An injury done to a lance in an encounter, without its being broken; also, a breaking of a lance in an encounter in a dishonorable or unscientific manner.
Taint (v. i.) To thrust ineffectually with a lance.
Taint (v. t.) To injure, as a lance, without breaking it; also, to break, as a lance, but usually in an unknightly or unscientific manner.
Taint (v. t.) To hit or touch lightly, in tilting.
Taint (v. t.) To imbue or impregnate with something extraneous, especially with something odious, noxious, or poisonous; hence, to corrupt; to infect; to poison; as, putrid substance taint the air.
Taint (v. t.) Fig.: To stain; to sully; to tarnish.
Taint (v. i.) To be infected or corrupted; to be touched with something corrupting.
Taint (v. i.) To be affected with incipient putrefaction; as, meat soon taints in warm weather.
Taint (n.) Tincture; hue; color; tinge.
Taint (n.) Infection; corruption; deprivation.
Taint (n.) A blemish on reputation; stain; spot; disgrace.
Taira (n.) Same as Tayra.
Tairn (n.) See Tarn.
Taken () p. p. of Take.
Taker (n.) One who takes or receives; one who catches or apprehends.
Taled (n.) A kind of quadrangular piece of cloth put on by the Jews when repeating prayers in the synagogues.
Tales (n.) Persons added to a jury, commonly from those in or about the courthouse, to make up any deficiency in the number of jurors regularly summoned, being like, or such as, the latter.
Tales (syntactically sing.) The writ by which such persons are summoned.
Tally (n.) Originally, a piece of wood on which notches or scores were cut, as the marks of number; later, one of two books, sheets of paper, etc., on which corresponding accounts were kept.
Tally (n.) Hence, any account or score kept by notches or marks, whether on wood or paper, or in a book; especially, one kept in duplicate.
Tally (n.) One thing made to suit another; a match; a mate.
Tally (n.) A notch, mark, or score made on or in a tally; as, to make or earn a tally in a game.
Tally (n.) A tally shop. See Tally shop, below.
Tally (n.) To score with correspondent notches; hence, to make to correspond; to cause to fit or suit.
Tally (n.) To check off, as parcels of freight going inboard or outboard.
Tally (v. i.) To be fitted; to suit; to correspond; to match.
Tally (v. i.) To make a tally; to score; as, to tally in a game.
Tally (a.) Stoutly; with spirit.
Talma (n.) A kind of large cape, or short, full cloak, forming part of the dress of ladies.
Talma (n.) A similar garment worn formerly by gentlemen.
Talon (n.) The claw of a predaceous bird or animal, especially the claw of a bird of prey.
Talon (n.) One of certain small prominences on the hind part of the face of an elephant's tooth.
Talon (n.) A kind of molding, concave at the bottom and convex at the top; -- usually called an ogee.
Talon (n.) The shoulder of the bolt of a lock on which the key acts to shoot the bolt.
Taluk (n.) A large estate; esp., one constituting a revenue district or dependency the native proprietor of which is responsible for the collection and payment of the public revenue due from it.
Talpa (n.) A genus of small insectivores including the common European mole.
Talus (n.) The astragalus.
Talus (n.) A variety of clubfoot (Talipes calcaneus). See the Note under Talipes.
Talus (n.) A slope; the inclination of the face of a work.
Talus (n.) A sloping heap of fragments of rock lying at the foot of a precipice.
Tamed (imp. & p. p.) of Tame
Tamer (n.) One who tames or subdues.
Tamil (a.) Of or pertaining to the Tamils, or to their language.
Tamil (n.) One of a Dravidian race of men native of Northern Ceylon and Southern India.
Tamil (n.) The Tamil language, the most important of the Dravidian languages. See Dravidian, a.
Tamis (n.) A sieve, or strainer, made of a kind of woolen cloth.
Tamis (n.) The cloth itself; tammy.
Tammy (n.) A kind of woolen, or woolen and cotton, cloth, often highly glazed, -- used for curtains, sieves, strainers, etc.
Tammy (n.) A sieve, or strainer, made of this material; a tamis.
fibre () A tough vegetable fiber used as a substitute for bristles in making brushes. The piassava and the ixtle are both used under this name.
Tamul (a. & n.) Tamil.
Tanka (n.) A kind of boat used in Canton. It is about 25 feet long and is often rowed by women. Called also tankia.
Tansy (n.) Any plant of the composite genus Tanacetum. The common tansy (T. vulgare) has finely divided leaves, a strong aromatic odor, and a very bitter taste. It is used for medicinal and culinary purposes.
Tansy (n.) A dish common in the seventeenth century, made of eggs, sugar, rose water, cream, and the juice of herbs, baked with butter in a shallow dish.
Taper (n.) A small wax candle; a small lighted wax candle; hence, a small light.
Taper (n.) A tapering form; gradual diminution of thickness in an elongated object; as, the taper of a spire.
Taper (a.) Regularly narrowed toward the point; becoming small toward one end; conical; pyramidical; as, taper fingers.
Taper (v. i.) To become gradually smaller toward one end; as, a sugar loaf tapers toward one end.
Taper (v. t.) To make or cause to taper.
Tapet (n.) Worked or figured stuff; tapestry.
Tapir (n.) Any one of several species of large odd-toed ungulates belonging to Tapirus, Elasmognathus, and allied genera. They have a long prehensile upper lip, short ears, short and stout legs, a short, thick tail, and short, close hair. They have three toes on the hind feet, and four toes on the fore feet, but the outermost toe is of little use.
Tapis (n.) Tapestry; formerly, the cover of a council table.
Tapis (v. t.) To cover or work with figures like tapestry.
Tardo (a.) Slow; -- a direction to perform a passage slowly.
Tardo (n.) A sloth.
Tardy (superl.) Moving with a slow pace or motion; slow; not swift.
Tardy (superl.) Not being inseason; late; dilatory; -- opposed to prompt; as, to be tardy in one's payments.
Tardy (superl.) Unwary; unready.
Tardy (superl.) Criminal; guilty.
Tardy (v. t.) To make tardy.
Tared (imp. & p. p.) of Tare
Tared (a.) Weighed; determined; reduced to equal or standard weight; as, tared filter papers, used in weighing precipitates.
Targe (n.) A shield or target.
Tarin (n.) The siskin.
Tarot (n.) A game of cards; -- called also taroc.
Tarre (v.) To set on, as a dog; to incite.
Tarry (n.) Consisting of, or covered with, tar; like tar.
Tarry (v. i.) To stay or remain behind; to wait.
Tarry (v. i.) To delay; to put off going or coming; to loiter.
Tarry (v. i.) To stay; to abide; to continue; to lodge.
Tarry (v. t.) To delay; to defer; to put off.
Tarry (v. t.) To wait for; to stay or stop for.
Tarry (n.) Stay; stop; delay.
Tarse (n.) The male falcon.
Tarse (n.) tarsus.
Tarsi (n.) pl. of Tarsus.
Tarsi (pl. ) of Tarsus
Tasco (n.) A kind of clay for making melting pots.
Tasse (n.) A piece of armor for the thighs, forming an appendage to the ancient corselet.
Taste (v. t.) To try by the touch; to handle; as, to taste a bow.
Taste (v. t.) To try by the touch of the tongue; to perceive the relish or flavor of (anything) by taking a small quantity into a mouth. Also used figuratively.
Taste (v. t.) To try by eating a little; to eat a small quantity of.
Taste (v. t.) To become acquainted with by actual trial; to essay; to experience; to undergo.
Taste (v. t.) To partake of; to participate in; -- usually with an implied sense of relish or pleasure.
Taste (v. i.) To try food with the mouth; to eat or drink a little only; to try the flavor of anything; as, to taste of each kind of wine.
Taste (v. i.) To have a smack; to excite a particular sensation, by which the specific quality or flavor is distinguished; to have a particular quality or character; as, this water tastes brackish; the milk tastes of garlic.
Taste (v. i.) To take sparingly.
Taste (v. i.) To have perception, experience, or enjoyment; to partake; as, to taste of nature's bounty.
Taste (n.) The act of tasting; gustation.
Taste (n.) A particular sensation excited by the application of a substance to the tongue; the quality or savor of any substance as perceived by means of the tongue; flavor; as, the taste of an orange or an apple; a bitter taste; an acid taste; a sweet taste.
Taste (n.) The one of the five senses by which certain properties of bodies (called their taste, savor, flavor) are ascertained by contact with the organs of taste.
Taste (n.) Intellectual relish; liking; fondness; -- formerly with of, now with for; as, he had no taste for study.
Taste (n.) The power of perceiving and relishing excellence in human performances; the faculty of discerning beauty, order, congruity, proportion, symmetry, or whatever constitutes excellence, particularly in the fine arts and belles-letters; critical judgment; discernment.
Taste (n.) Manner, with respect to what is pleasing, refined, or in accordance with good usage; style; as, music composed in good taste; an epitaph in bad taste.
Taste (n.) Essay; trial; experience; experiment.
Taste (n.) A small portion given as a specimen; a little piece tastted of eaten; a bit.
Taste (n.) A kind of narrow and thin silk ribbon.
Tasto (n.) A key or thing touched to produce a tone.
Tasty (superl.) Having a good taste; -- applied to persons; as, a tasty woman. See Taste, n., 5.
Tasty (n.) Being in conformity to the principles of good taste; elegant; as, tasty furniture; a tasty dress.
Tatch (n.) A spot or stain; also, a trick.
Tatou (n.) The giant armadillo (Priodontes gigas) of tropical South America. It becomes nearly five feet long including the tail. It is noted for its burrowing powers, feeds largely upon dead animals, and sometimes invades human graves.
Tatta (n.) A bamboo frame or trellis hung at a door or window of a house, over which water is suffered to trickle, in order to moisten and cool the air as it enters.
Taunt (a.) Very high or tall; as, a ship with taunt masts.
Taunt (v. t.) To reproach with severe or insulting words; to revile; to upbraid; to jeer at; to flout.
Taunt (n.) Upbraiding language; bitter or sarcastic reproach; insulting invective.
Tawed (imp. & p. p.) of Taw
Tawer (n.) One who taws; a dresser of white leather.
Tawny (n.) Of a dull yellowish brown color, like things tanned, or persons who are sunburnt; as, tawny Moor or Spaniard; the tawny lion.
Taxed (imp. & p. p.) of Tax
Taxel (n.) The American badger.
Taxer (n.) One who taxes.
Taxer (n.) One of two officers chosen yearly to regulate the assize of bread, and to see the true gauge of weights and measures is observed.
Taxis (n.) Manipulation applied to a hernial tumor, or to an intestinal obstruction, for the purpose of reducing it.
Taxor (n.) Same as Taxer, n., 2.
Tayra (n.) A South American carnivore (Galera barbara) allied to the grison. The tail is long and thick. The length, including the tail, is about three feet.
Tazel (n.) The teasel.
Tazza (n.) An ornamental cup or vase with a large, flat, shallow bowl, resting on a pedestal and often having handles.
Vacua (pl. ) of Vacuum
Vagal (a.) Of or pertaining to the vagus, or pneumogastric nerves; pneumogastric.
Vague (v. i.) Wandering; vagrant; vagabond.
Vague (v. i.) Unsettled; unfixed; undetermined; indefinite; ambiguous; as, a vague idea; a vague proposition.
Vague (v. i.) Proceeding from no known authority; unauthenticated; uncertain; flying; as, a vague report.
Vague (n.) An indefinite expanse.
Vague (v. i.) To wander; to roam; to stray.
Vague (n.) A wandering; a vagary.
Vagus (a.) Wandering; -- applied especially to the pneumogastric nerve.
Vagus (n.) The vagus, ore pneumogastric, nerve.
Vairy (n.) Charged with vair; variegated with shield-shaped figures. See Vair.
Valet (n.) A male waiting servant; a servant who attends on gentleman's person; a body servant.
Valet (n.) A kind of goad or stick with a point of iron.
Valid (a.) Strong; powerful; efficient.
Valid (a.) Having sufficient strength or force; founded in truth; capable of being justified, defended, or supported; not weak or defective; sound; good; efficacious; as, a valid argument; a valid objection.
Valid (a.) Having legal strength or force; executed with the proper formalities; incapable of being rightfully overthrown or set aside; as, a valid deed; a valid covenant; a valid instrument of any kind; a valid claim or title; a valid marriage.
Valla (pl. ) of Vallum
Valor (n.) Value; worth.
Valor (n.) Strength of mind in regard to danger; that quality which enables a man to encounter danger with firmness; personal bravery; courage; prowess; intrepidity.
Valor (n.) A brave man; a man of valor.
Value (n.) The property or aggregate properties of a thing by which it is rendered useful or desirable, or the degree of such property or sum of properties; worth; excellence; utility; importance.
Value (n.) Worth estimated by any standard of purchasing power, especially by the market price, or the amount of money agreed upon as an equivalent to the utility and cost of anything.
Value (n.) Precise signification; import; as, the value of a word; the value of a legal instrument
Value (n.) Esteem; regard.
Value (n.) The relative length or duration of a tone or note, answering to quantity in prosody; thus, a quarter note [/] has the value of two eighth notes [/].
Value (n.) In an artistical composition, the character of any one part in its relation to other parts and to the whole; -- often used in the plural; as, the values are well given, or well maintained.
Value (n.) Valor.
Value (v. t.) To estimate the value, or worth, of; to rate at a certain price; to appraise; to reckon with respect to number, power, importance, etc.
Value (v. t.) To rate highly; to have in high esteem; to hold in respect and estimation; to appreciate; to prize; as, to value one for his works or his virtues.
Value (v. t.) To raise to estimation; to cause to have value, either real or apparent; to enhance in value.
Value (v. t.) To be worth; to be equal to in value.
Valve (n.) A door; especially, one of a pair of folding doors, or one of the leaves of such a door.
Valve (n.) A lid, plug, or cover, applied to an aperture so that by its movement, as by swinging, lifting and falling, sliding, turning, or the like, it will open or close the aperture to permit or prevent passage, as of a fluid.
Valve (n.) One or more membranous partitions, flaps, or folds, which permit the passage of the contents of a vessel or cavity in one direction, but stop or retard the flow in the opposite direction; as, the ileocolic, mitral, and semilunar valves.
Valve (n.) One of the pieces into which a capsule naturally separates when it bursts.
Valve (n.) One of the two similar portions of the shell of a diatom.
Valve (n.) A small portion of certain anthers, which opens like a trapdoor to allow the pollen to escape, as in the barberry.
Valve (n.) One of the pieces or divisions of bivalve or multivalve shells.
Vapid (a.) Having lost its life and spirit; dead; spiritless; insipid; flat; dull; unanimated; as, vapid beer; a vapid speech; a vapid state of the blood.
Vapor (n.) Any substance in the gaseous, or aeriform, state, the condition of which is ordinarily that of a liquid or solid.
Vapor (n.) In a loose and popular sense, any visible diffused substance floating in the atmosphere and impairing its transparency, as smoke, fog, etc.
Vapor (n.) Wind; flatulence.
Vapor (n.) Something unsubstantial, fleeting, or transitory; unreal fancy; vain imagination; idle talk; boasting.
Vapor (n.) An old name for hypochondria, or melancholy; the blues.
Vapor (n.) A medicinal agent designed for administration in the form of inhaled vapor.
Vapor (n.) To pass off in fumes, or as a moist, floating substance, whether visible or invisible, to steam; to be exhaled; to evaporate.
Vapor (n.) To emit vapor or fumes.
Vapor (n.) To talk idly; to boast or vaunt; to brag.
Vapor (v. t.) To send off in vapor, or as if in vapor; as, to vapor away a heated fluid.
Varan (n.) The monitor. See Monitor, 3.
Varec (n.) The calcined ashes of any coarse seaweed used for the manufacture of soda and iodine; also, the seaweed itself; fucus; wrack.
Varix (n.) A uneven, permanent dilatation of a vein.
Varix (n.) One of the prominent ridges or ribs extending across each of the whorls of certain univalve shells.
Vasty (a.) Vast; immense.
Vasum (n.) A genus including several species of large marine gastropods having massive pyriform shells, with conspicuous folds on the columella.
Vault (n.) An arched structure of masonry, forming a ceiling or canopy.
Vault (n.) An arched apartment; especially, a subterranean room, use for storing articles, for a prison, for interment, or the like; a cell; a cellar.
Vault (n.) The canopy of heaven; the sky.
Vault (n.) A leap or bound.
Vault (n.) The bound or leap of a horse; a curvet.
Vault (n.) A leap by aid of the hands, or of a pole, springboard, or the like.
Vault (v. t.) To form with a vault, or to cover with a vault; to give the shape of an arch to; to arch; as, vault a roof; to vault a passage to a court.
Vault (v. i.) To leap over; esp., to leap over by aid of the hands or a pole; as, to vault a fence.
Vault (n.) To leap; to bound; to jump; to spring.
Vault (n.) To exhibit feats of tumbling or leaping; to tumble.
Vaunt (v. i.) To boast; to make a vain display of one's own worth, attainments, decorations, or the like; to talk ostentatiously; to brag.
Vaunt (v. t.) To boast of; to make a vain display of; to display with ostentation.
Vaunt (n.) A vain display of what one is, or has, or has done; ostentation from vanity; a boast; a brag.
Vaunt (n.) The first part.
Vaunt (v. t.) To put forward; to display.
Vauty (a.) Vaulted.
Wacke (n.) Alt. of Wacky
Wacky (n.) A soft, earthy, dark-colored rock or clay derived from the alteration of basalt.
Waded (imp. & p. p.) of Wad
Waded (imp. & p. p.) of Wade
Wader (n.) One who, or that which, wades.
Wader (n.) Any long-legged bird that wades in the water in search of food, especially any species of limico
Wafer (n.) A thin cake made of flour and other ingredients.
Wafer (n.) A thin cake or piece of bread (commonly unleavened, circular, and stamped with a crucifix or with the sacred monogram) used in the Eucharist, as in the Roman Catholic Church.
Wafer (n.) An adhesive disk of dried paste, made of flour, gelatin, isinglass, or the like, and coloring matter, -- used in sealing letters and other documents.
Wafer (v. t.) To seal or close with a wafer.
Waged (imp. & p. p.) of Wage
Wagel (n.) See Waggel.
Wager (v. t.) Something deposited, laid, or hazarded on the event of a contest or an unsettled question; a bet; a stake; a pledge.
Wager (v. t.) A contract by which two parties or more agree that a certain sum of money, or other thing, shall be paid or delivered to one of them, on the happening or not happening of an uncertain event.
Wager (v. t.) That on which bets are laid; the subject of a bet.
Wager (v. t.) To hazard on the issue of a contest, or on some question that is to be decided, or on some casualty; to lay; to stake; to bet.
Wager (v. i.) To make a bet; to lay a wager.
Wages (n.) A compensation given to a hired person for services; price paid for labor; recompense; hire. See Wage, n., 2.
Wagon (n.) A wheeled carriage; a vehicle on four wheels, and usually drawn by horses; especially, one used for carrying freight or merchandise.
Wagon (n.) A freight car on a railway.
Wagon (n.) A chariot
Wagon (n.) The Dipper, or Charles's Wain.
Wagon (v. t.) To transport in a wagon or wagons; as, goods are wagoned from city to city.
Wagon (v. i.) To wagon goods as a business; as, the man wagons between Philadelphia and its suburbs.
Waift (n.) A waif.
Waist (n.) That part of the human body which is immediately below the ribs or thorax; the small part of the body between the thorax and hips.
Waist (n.) Hence, the middle part of other bodies; especially (Naut.), that part of a vessel's deck, bulwarks, etc., which is between the quarter-deck and the forecastle; the middle part of the ship.
Waist (n.) A garment, or part of a garment, which covers the body from the neck or shoulders to the waist
Waist (n.) A girdle or belt for the waist.
Waive (v. t.) A waif; a castaway.
Waive (v. t.) A woman put out of the protection of the law. See Waive, v. t., 3 (b), and the Note.
Waive (v. t.) To relinquish; to give up claim to; not to insist on or claim; to refuse; to forego.
Waive (v. t.) To throw away; to cast off; to reject; to desert.
Waive (v. t.) To throw away; to relinquish voluntarily, as a right which one may enforce if he chooses.
Waive (v. t.) To desert; to abandon.
Waive (v. i.) To turn aside; to recede.
Waked (imp. & p. p.) of Wake
Waken (v. i.) To wake; to cease to sleep; to be awakened.
Waken (v. t.) To excite or rouse from sleep; to wake; to awake; to awaken.
Waken (v. t.) To excite; to rouse; to move to action; to awaken.
Waker (n.) One who wakes.
Walty (a.) Liable to roll over; crank; as, a walty ship.
Waltz (n.) A dance performed by two persons in circular figures with a whirling motion; also, a piece of music composed in triple measure for this kind of dance.
Waltz (v. i.) To dance a waltz.
Walwe (v.) To wallow.
Wandy (a.) Long and flexible, like a wand.
Waned (imp. & p. p.) of Wane
Waney (n.) A sharp or uneven edge on a board that is cut from a log not perfectly squared, or that is made in the process of squaring. See Wany, a.
Wango (n.) A boomerang.
Wanly (adv.) In a wan, or pale, manner.
Wanty (n.) A surcingle, or strap of leather, used for binding a load upon the back of a beast; also, a leather tie; a short wagon rope.
Wanze (v. i.) To wane; to wither.
Waped (a.) Cast down; crushed by misery; dejected.
-ward (v. i.) Alt. of -wards
Wares (n. pl.) See 4th Ware.
Warly (a.) Warlike.
Warre (a.) Worse.
Warry (v. t.) See Warye.
Warty (a.) Having warts; full of warts; overgrow with warts; as, a warty leaf.
Warty (a.) Of the nature of warts; as, a warty excrescence.
Warye (v. t.) To curse; to curse; to execrate; to condemn; also, to vex.
Washy (a.) Watery; damp; soft.
Washy (a.) Lacking substance or strength; weak; thin; dilute; feeble; as, washy tea; washy resolutions.
Washy (a.) Not firm or hardy; liable to sweat profusely with labor; as, a washy horse.
Waste (a.) Desolate; devastated; stripped; bare; hence, dreary; dismal; gloomy; cheerless.
Waste (a.) Lying unused; unproductive; worthless; valueless; refuse; rejected; as, waste land; waste paper.
Waste (a.) Lost for want of occupiers or use; superfluous.
Waste (a.) To bring to ruin; to devastate; to desolate; to destroy.
Waste (a.) To wear away by degrees; to impair gradually; to diminish by constant loss; to use up; to consume; to spend; to wear out.
Waste (a.) To spend unnecessarily or carelessly; to employ prodigally; to expend without valuable result; to apply to useless purposes; to lavish vainly; to squander; to cause to be lost; to destroy by scattering or injury.
Waste (a.) To damage, impair, or injure, as an estate, voluntarily, or by suffering the buildings, fences, etc., to go to decay.
Waste (v. i.) To be diminished; to lose bulk, substance, strength, value, or the like, gradually; to be consumed; to dwindle; to grow less.
Waste (v. i.) To procure or sustain a reduction of flesh; -- said of a jockey in preparation for a race, etc.
Waste (v.) The act of wasting, or the state of being wasted; a squandering; needless destruction; useless consumption or expenditure; devastation; loss without equivalent gain; gradual loss or decrease, by use, wear, or decay; as, a waste of property, time, labor, words, etc.
Waste (v.) That which is wasted or desolate; a devastated, uncultivated, or wild country; a deserted region; an unoccupied or unemployed space; a dreary void; a desert; a wilderness.
Waste (v.) That which is of no value; worthless remnants; refuse. Specifically: Remnants of cops, or other refuse resulting from the working of cotton, wool, hemp, and the like, used for wiping machinery, absorbing oil in the axle boxes of railway cars, etc.
Waste (v.) Spoil, destruction, or injury, done to houses, woods, fences, lands, etc., by a tenant for life or for years, to the prejudice of the heir, or of him in reversion or remainder.
Waste (v.) Old or abandoned workings, whether left as vacant space or filled with refuse.
Watch (v. i.) The act of watching; forbearance of sleep; vigil; wakeful, vigilant, or constantly observant attention; close observation; guard; preservative or preventive vigilance; formerly, a watching or guarding by night.
Watch (v. i.) One who watches, or those who watch; a watchman, or a body of watchmen; a sentry; a guard.
Watch (v. i.) The post or office of a watchman; also, the place where a watchman is posted, or where a guard is kept.
Watch (v. i.) The period of the night during which a person does duty as a sentinel, or guard; the time from the placing of a sentinel till his relief; hence, a division of the night.
Watch (v. i.) A small timepiece, or chronometer, to be carried about the person, the machinery of which is moved by a spring.
Watch (n.) An allotted portion of time, usually four hour for standing watch, or being on deck ready for duty. Cf. Dogwatch.
Watch (n.) That part, usually one half, of the officers and crew, who together attend to the working of a vessel for an allotted time, usually four hours. The watches are designated as the port watch, and the starboard watch.
Watch (v. i.) To be awake; to be or continue without sleep; to wake; to keep vigil.
Watch (v. i.) To be attentive or vigilant; to give heed; to be on the lookout; to keep guard; to act as sentinel.
Watch (v. i.) To be expectant; to look with expectation; to wait; to seek opportunity.
Watch (v. i.) To remain awake with any one as nurse or attendant; to attend on the sick during the night; as, to watch with a man in a fever.
Watch (v. i.) To serve the purpose of a watchman by floating properly in its place; -- said of a buoy.
Watch (v. t.) To give heed to; to observe the actions or motions of, for any purpose; to keep in view; not to lose from sight and observation; as, to watch the progress of a bill in the legislature.
Watch (v. t.) To tend; to guard; to have in keeping.
Water (n.) The fluid which descends from the clouds in rain, and which forms rivers, lakes, seas, etc.
Water (n.) A body of water, standing or flowing; a lake, river, or other collection of water.
Water (n.) Any liquid secretion, humor, or the like, resembling water; esp., the urine.
Water (n.) A solution in water of a gaseous or readily volatile substance; as, ammonia water.
Water (n.) The limpidity and luster of a precious stone, especially a diamond; as, a diamond of the first water, that is, perfectly pure and transparent. Hence, of the first water, that is, of the first excellence.
Water (n.) A wavy, lustrous pattern or decoration such as is imparted to
Water (v. t.) An addition to the shares representing the capital of a stock company so that the aggregate par value of the shares is increased while their value for investment is diminished, or "diluted."
Water (v. t.) To wet or supply with water; to moisten; to overflow with water; to irrigate; as, to water land; to water flowers.
Water (v. t.) To supply with water for drink; to cause or allow to drink; as, to water cattle and horses.
Water (v. t.) To wet and calender, as cloth, so as to impart to it a lustrous appearance in wavy
Water (n.) To add water to (anything), thereby extending the quantity or bulk while reducing the strength or quality; to extend; to dilute; to weaken.
Water (v. i.) To shed, secrete, or fill with, water or liquid matter; as, his eyes began to water.
Water (v. i.) To get or take in water; as, the ship put into port to water.
Waved (imp. & p. p.) of Wave
Waved (a.) Exhibiting a wavelike for
Waved (a.) Having a wavelike appearance; marked with wavelike
Waved (a.) Having undulations like waves; -- said of one of the
Waver (v. i.) To play or move to and fro; to move one way and the other; hence, to totter; to reel; to swing; to flutter.
Waver (v. i.) To be unsettled in opinion; to vacillate; to be undetermined; to fluctuate; as, to water in judgment.
Waver (v.) A sapling left standing in a fallen wood.
Wavey (n.) The snow goose.
Waxed (imp.) of Wax
Waxed (p. p.) of Wax
Waxen () of Wax
Waxed (imp. & p. p.) of Wax
Waxen (a.) Made of wax.
Waxen (a.) Covered with wax; waxed; as, a waxen tablet.
Waxen (a.) Resembling wax; waxy; hence, soft; yielding.
Wayed (a.) Used to the way; broken.
-ways () A suffix formed from way by the addition of the adverbial -s (see -wards). It is often used interchangeably with wise; as, endways or endwise; noways or nowise, etc.
Yacca (n.) A West Indian name for two large timber trees (Podocarpus coriaceus, and P. Purdicanus) of the Yew family. The wood, which is much used, is pale brownish with darker streaks.
Yacht (n.) A light and elegantly furnished vessel, used either for private parties of pleasure, or as a vessel of state to convey distinguished persons from one place to another; a seagoing vessel used only for pleasure trips, racing, etc.
Yacht (v. i.) To manage a yacht; to voyage in a yacht.
Yager (n.) In the German army, one belonging to a body of light infantry armed with rifles, resembling the chasseur of the French army.
Yakin (n.) A large Asiatic antelope (Budorcas taxicolor) native of the higher parts of the Himalayas and other lofty mountains. Its head and neck resemble those of the ox, and its tail is like that of the goat. Called also budorcas.
Yalah (n.) The oil of the mahwa tree.
Yamma (n.) The llama.
Yapon (n.) Same as Yaupon.
Yarke (n.) Same as Saki.
Yaulp (v. i.) To yaup.
Yawed (imp. & p. p.) of Yaw
Zacco (n.) See Zocco.
Zambo (n.) The child of a mulatto and a negro; also, the child of an Indian and a negro; colloquially or humorously, a negro; a sambo.
Zamia (n.) A genus of cycadaceous plants, having the appearance of low palms, but with exogenous wood. See Coontie, and Illust. of Strobile.
Zante (n.) See Zantewood.
Zayat (n.) A public shed, or portico, for travelers, worshipers, etc.
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