5 letter words whose second letter is I
Aided (imp. & p. p.) of Aid
Aider (n.) One who, or that which, aids.
Aigre (a.) Sour.
Ailed (imp. & p. p.) of Ail
Aimed (imp. & p. p.) of Aim
Aimer (n.) One who aims, directs, or points.
Ain't () A contraction for are not and am not; also used for is not. [Colloq. or illiterate speech]. See An't.
Aired (imp. & p. p.) of Air
Airer (n.) One who exposes to the air.
Airer (n.) A frame on which clothes are aired or dried.
Aisle (n.) A lateral division of a building, separated from the middle part, called the nave, by a row of columns or piers, which support the roof or an upper wall containing windows, called the clearstory wall.
Aisle (n.) Improperly used also for the have; -- as in the phrases, a church with three aisles, the middle aisle.
Aisle (n.) Also (perhaps from confusion with alley), a passage into which the pews of a church open.
Aitch (n.) The letter h or H.
Bibbe (v. t.) To drink; to tipple.
Bibbs (n. pl.) Pieces of timber bolted to certain parts of a mast to support the trestletrees.
Bible (n.) A book.
Bible (n.) The Book by way of eminence, -- that is, the book which is made up of the writings accepted by Christians as of divine origin and authority, whether such writings be in the original language, or translated; the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments; -- sometimes in a restricted sense, the Old Testament; as, King James's Bible; Douay Bible; Luther's Bible. Also, the book which is made up of writings similarly accepted by the Jews; as, a rabbinical Bible.
Bible (n.) A book containing the sacred writings belonging to any religion; as, the Koran is often called the Mohammedan Bible.
Bible (n.) A book with an authoritative exposition of some topic, respected by many who are experts in the field.
Bicho (n.) See Jigger.
Biddy (n.) A name used in calling a hen or chicken.
Biddy (n.) An Irish serving woman or girl.
Bided (imp. & p. p.) of Bide
Bidet (n.) A small horse formerly allowed to each trooper or dragoon for carrying his baggage.
Bidet (n.) A kind of bath tub for sitting baths; a sitz bath.
Bield (n.) A shelter. Same as Beild.
Bield (v. t.) To shelter.
Bifid (a.) Cleft to the middle or slightly beyond the middle; opening with a cleft; divided by a
Bigam (n.) A bigamist.
Bigha (n.) A measure of land in India, varying from a third of an acre to an acre.
Bight (v.) A corner, bend, or angle; a hollow; as, the bight of a horse's knee; the bight of an elbow.
Bight (v.) A bend in a coast forming an open bay; as, the Bight of Benin.
Bight (v.) The double part of a rope when folded, in distinction from the ends; that is, a round, bend, or coil not including the ends; a loop.
Bigly (a.) In a tumid, swelling, blustering manner; haughtily; violently.
Bigot (n.) A hypocrite; esp., a superstitious hypocrite.
Bigot (n.) A person who regards his own faith and views in matters of religion as unquestionably right, and any belief or opinion opposed to or differing from them as unreasonable or wicked. In an extended sense, a person who is intolerant of opinions which conflict with his own, as in politics or morals; one obstinately and blindly devoted to his own church, party, belief, or opinion.
Bigot (a.) Bigoted.
Bijou (n.) A trinket; a jewel; -- a word applied to anything small and of elegant workmanship.
Bilbo (n.) A rapier; a sword; so named from Bilbao, in Spain.
Bilbo (n.) A long bar or bolt of iron with sliding shackles, and a lock at the end, to confine the feet of prisoners or offenders, esp. on board of ships.
Bilge (n.) The protuberant part of a cask, which is usually in the middle.
Bilge (n.) That part of a ship's hull or bottom which is broadest and most nearly flat, and on which she would rest if aground.
Bilge (n.) Bilge water.
Bilge (v. i.) To suffer a fracture in the bilge; to spring a leak by a fracture in the bilge.
Bilge (v. i.) To bulge.
Bilge (v. t.) To fracture the bilge of, or stave in the bottom of (a ship or other vessel).
Bilge (v. t.) To cause to bulge.
Bilgy (a.) Having the smell of bilge water.
Bilin (n.) A name applied to the amorphous or crystal
Billy (n.) A club; esp., a policeman's club.
Billy (n.) A slubbing or roving machine.
Binal (a.) Twofold; double.
Bound (imp.) of Bind
Bound (p. p.) of Bind
Binny (n.) A large species of barbel (Barbus bynni), found in the Nile, and much esteemed for food.
Biped (n.) A two-footed animal, as man.
Biped (a.) Having two feet; two-footed.
Birch (n.) A tree of several species, constituting the genus Betula; as, the white or common birch (B. alba) (also called silver birch and lady birch); the dwarf birch (B. glandulosa); the paper or canoe birch (B. papyracea); the yellow birch (B. lutea); the black or cherry birch (B. lenta).
Birch (n.) The wood or timber of the birch.
Birch (n.) A birch twig or birch twigs, used for flogging.
Birch (n.) A birch-bark canoe.
Birch (a.) Of or pertaining to the birch; birchen.
Birch (v. t.) To whip with a birch rod or twig; to flog.
Birse (n.) A bristle or bristles.
Birth (n.) The act or fact of coming into life, or of being born; -- generally applied to human beings; as, the birth of a son.
Birth (n.) The condition to which a person is born; natural state or position; inherited disposition or tendency.
Birth (n.) The act of bringing forth; as, she had two children at a birth.
Birth (n.) That which is born; that which is produced, whether animal or vegetable.
Birth (n.) Origin; beginning; as, the birth of an empire.
Birth (n.) See Berth.
Bisie (v. t.) To busy; to employ.
Bison (n.) The aurochs or European bison.
Bison (n.) The American bison buffalo (Bison Americanus), a large, gregarious bovine quadruped with shaggy mane and short black horns, which formerly roamed in herds over most of the temperate portion of North America, but is now restricted to very limited districts in the region of the Rocky Mountains, and is rapidly decreasing in numbers.
Bitch (n.) The female of the canine kind, as of the dog, wolf, and fox.
Bitch (n.) An opprobrious name for a woman, especially a lewd woman.
Biter (n.) One who, or that which, bites; that which bites often, or is inc
Biter (n.) One who cheats; a sharper.
Bitts (n. pl.) A frame of two strong timbers fixed perpendicularly in the fore part of a ship, on which to fasten the cables as the ship rides at anchor, or in warping. Other bitts are used for belaying (belaying bitts), for sustaining the windlass (carrick bitts, winch bitts, or windlass bitts), to hold the pawls of the windlass (pawl bitts) etc.
Bizet (n.) The upper faceted portion of a brilliant-cut diamond, which projects from the setting and occupies the zone between the girdle and the table. See Brilliant, n.
Cibol (n.) A perennial alliaceous plant (Allium fistulosum), sometimes called Welsh onion. Its fistular leaves areused in cookery.
Cider (n.) The expressed juice of apples. It is used as a beverage, for making vinegar, and for other purposes.
Cigar (n.) A small roll of tobacco, used for smoking.
Cilia (n. pl.) The eyelashes.
Cilia (n. pl.) Small, generally microscopic, vibrating appendages lining certain organs, as the air passages of the higher animals, and in the lower animals often covering also the whole or a part of the exterior. They are also found on some vegetable organisms. In the Infusoria, and many larval forms, they are locomotive organs.
Cilia (n. pl.) Hairlike processes, commonly marginal and forming a fringe like the eyelash.
Cilia (n. pl.) Small, vibratory, swimming organs, somewhat resembling true cilia, as those of Ctenophora.
Cimar (n.) See Simar.
Cimex (n.) A genus of hemipterous insects of which the bedbug is the best known example. See Bedbug.
Cimia (n.) See Cimbia.
Cinch (n.) A strong saddle girth, as of canvas.
Cinch (n.) A tight grip.
Cippi (pl. ) of Cippus
Cirri (n. pl.) See Cirrus.
Cirri (pl. ) of Cirrus
Cisco (n.) The Lake herring (Coregonus Artedi), valuable food fish of the Great Lakes of North America. The name is also applied to C. Hoyi, a related species of Lake Michigan.
Cital (n.) Summons to appear, as before a judge.
Cital (n.) Citation; quotation
Cited (imp. & p. p.) of Cite
Citer (n.) One who cites.
Civet (n.) A substance, of the consistence of butter or honey, taken from glands in the anal pouch of the civet (Viverra civetta). It is of clear yellowish or brownish color, of a strong, musky odor, offensive when undiluted, but agreeable when a small portion is mixed with another substance. It is used as a perfume.
Civet (n.) The animal that produces civet (Viverra civetta); -- called also civet cat. It is carnivorous, from two to three feet long, and of a brownish gray color, with transverse black bands and spots on the body and tail. It is a native of northern Africa and of Asia. The name is also applied to other species.
Civet (v. t.) To scent or perfume with civet.
Civic (a.) Relating to, or derived from, a city or citizen; relating to man as a member of society, or to civil affairs.
Civil (a.) Pertaining to a city or state, or to a citizen in his relations to his fellow citizens or to the state; within the city or state.
Civil (a.) Subject to government; reduced to order; civilized; not barbarous; -- said of the community.
Civil (a.) Performing the duties of a citizen; obedient to government; -- said of an individual.
Civil (a.) Having the manners of one dwelling in a city, as opposed to those of savages or rustics; polite; courteous; complaisant; affable.
Civil (a.) Pertaining to civic life and affairs, in distinction from military, ecclesiastical, or official state.
Civil (a.) Relating to rights and remedies sought by action or suit distinct from criminal proceedings.
Cizar (v. i.) To clip with scissors.
Diana (n.) The daughter of Jupiter and Latona; a virgin goddess who presided over hunting, chastity, and marriage; -- identified with the Greek goddess Artemis.
Diary (n.) A register of daily events or transactions; a daily record; a journal; a blank book dated for the record of daily memoranda; as, a diary of the weather; a physician's diary.
Diary (a.) lasting for one day; as, a diary fever.
Diced (imp. & p. p.) of Dice
Dicer (n.) A player at dice; a dice player; a gamester.
Dicky (n.) A seat behind a carriage, for a servant.
Dicky (n.) A false shirt front or bosom.
Dicky (n.) A gentleman's shirt collar.
Dicta (n. pl.) See Dictum.
Dicta (pl. ) of Dictum
Didal (n.) A kind of triangular spade.
Didos (pl. ) of Dido
Didst () the 2d pers. sing. imp. of Do.
Didym (n.) See Didymium.
Dying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Die
Dight (imp. & p. p.) of Dight
Dight (v. t.) To prepare; to put in order; hence, to dress, or put on; to array; to adorn.
Dight (v. t.) To have sexual intercourse with.
Digit (n.) One of the terminal divisions of a limb appendage; a finger or toe.
Digit (n.) A finger's breadth, commonly estimated to be three fourths of an inch.
Digit (n.) One of the ten figures or symbols, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, by which all numbers are expressed; -- so called because of the use of the fingers in counting and computing.
Digit (n.) One twelfth part of the diameter of the sun or moon; -- a term used to express the quantity of an eclipse; as, an eclipse of eight digits is one which hides two thirds of the diameter of the disk.
Digit (v. t.) To point at or out with the finger.
Digne (a.) Worthy; honorable; deserving.
Digne (a.) Suitable; adequate; fit.
Digne (a.) Haughty; disdainful.
Digue (n.) A bank; a dike.
Diked (imp. & p. p.) of Dike
Diker (n.) A ditcher.
Diker (n.) One who builds stone walls; usually, one who builds them without lime.
Dildo (n.) A burden in popular songs.
Dildo (n.) A columnar cactaceous plant of the West Indies (Cereus Swartzii).
Dilly (n.) A kind of stagecoach.
Dimit (v. t.) To dismiss, let go, or release.
Dimly (adv.) In a dim or obscure manner; not brightly or clearly; with imperfect sight.
Dimmy (a.) Somewhat dim; as, dimmish eyes.
Dimya (n. pl.) Alt. of Dimyaria
Dinar (n.) A petty money of accounts of Persia.
Dinar (n.) An ancient gold coin of the East.
Dined (imp. & p. p.) of Dine
Diner (n.) One who dines.
Dingy (n.) Alt. of Dinghy
Dingo (n.) A wild dog found in Australia, but supposed to have introduced at a very early period. It has a wolflike face, bushy tail, and a reddish brown color.
Dingy (superl.) Soiled; sullied; of a dark or dusky color; dark brown; dirty.
Diota (n.) A vase or drinking cup having two handles or ears.
Dirge (a.) A piece of music of a mournful character, to accompany funeral rites; a funeral hymn.
Dirty (superl.) Defiled with dirt; foul; nasty; filthy; not clean or pure; serving to defile; as, dirty hands; dirty water; a dirty white.
Dirty (superl.) Sullied; cloude
Dirty (superl.) Sordid; base; groveling; as, a dirty fellow.
Dirty (superl.) Sleety; gusty; stormy; as, dirty weather.
Dirty (v. t.) To foul; to make filthy; to soil; as, to dirty the clothes or hands.
Dirty (v. t.) To tarnish; to sully; to scandalize; -- said of reputation, character, etc.
Disci (pl. ) of Discus
Disme (n.) A tenth; a tenth part; a tithe.
Ditch (n.) A trench made in the earth by digging, particularly a trench for draining wet land, for guarding or fencing inclosures, or for preventing an approach to a town or fortress. In the latter sense, it is called also a moat or a fosse.
Ditch (n.) Any long, narrow receptacle for water on the surface of the earth.
Ditch (v. t.) To dig a ditch or ditches in; to drain by a ditch or ditches; as, to ditch moist land.
Ditch (v. t.) To surround with a ditch.
Ditch (v. t.) To throw into a ditch; as, the engine was ditched and turned on its side.
Ditch (v. i.) To dig a ditch or ditches.
Ditto (n.) The aforesaid thing; the same (as before). Often contracted to do., or to two "turned commas" ("), or small marks. Used in bills, books of account, tables of names, etc., to save repetition.
Ditto (adv.) As before, or aforesaid; in the same manner; also.
Ditty (v. t.) A saying or utterance; especially, one that is short and frequently repeated; a theme.
Ditty (v. t.) A song; a lay; a little poem intended to be sung.
Ditty (v. i.) To sing; to warble a little tune.
Divan (n.) A book; esp., a collection of poems written by one author; as, the divan of Hafiz.
Divan (n.) In Turkey and other Oriental countries: A council of state; a royal court. Also used by the poets for a grand deliberative council or assembly.
Divan (n.) A chief officer of state.
Divan (n.) A saloon or hall where a council is held, in Oriental countries, the state reception room in places, and in the houses of the richer citizens. Cushions on the floor or on benches are ranged round the room.
Divan (n.) A cushioned seat, or a large, low sofa or couch; especially, one fixed to its place, and not movable.
Divan (n.) A coffee and smoking saloon.
Dived (imp. & p. p.) of Dive
Divel (v. t.) To rend apart.
Diver (n.) One who, or that which, dives.
Diver (n.) Fig.: One who goes deeply into a subject, study, or business.
Diver (n.) Any bird of certain genera, as Urinator (formerly Colymbus), or the allied genus Colymbus, or Podiceps, remarkable for their agility in diving.
Dives (n.) The name popularly given to the rich man in our Lord's parable of the "Rich Man and Lazarus" (Luke xvi. 19-31). Hence, a name for a rich worldling.
Divet (n.) See Divot.
Divot (n.) A thin, oblong turf used for covering cottages, and also for fuel.
Dixie (n.) A colloquial name for the Southern portion of the United States, esp. during the Civil War.
Dizen (v. t.) To dress; to attire.
Dizen (v. t.) To dress gaudily; to overdress; to bedizen; to deck out.
Dizzy (superl.) Having in the head a sensation of whirling, with a tendency to fall; vertiginous; giddy; hence, confused; indistinct.
Dizzy (superl.) Causing, or tending to cause, giddiness or vertigo.
Dizzy (superl.) Without distinct thought; unreflecting; thoughtless; heedless.
Dizzy (v. t.) To make dizzy or giddy; to give the vertigo to; to confuse.
Eider (n.) Any species of sea duck of the genus Somateria, esp. Somateria mollissima, which breeds in the northern parts of Europe and America, and
Eight (n.) An island in a river; an ait.
Eight (a.) Seven and one; as, eight years.
Eight (n.) The number greater by a unit than seven; eight units or objects.
Eight (n.) A symbol representing eight units, as 8 or viii.
Eigne (a.) Eldest; firstborn.
Eigne (a.) Entailed; belonging to the eldest son.
Eikon (n.) An image or effigy; -- used rather in an abstract sense, and rarely for a work of art.
Eirie (n.) See Aerie, and Eyrie.
Eisel (n.) Vinegar; verjuice.
Fiber (n.) Alt. of Fibre
Fibre (n.) One of the delicate, threadlike portions of which the tissues of plants and animals are in part constituted; as, the fiber of flax or of muscle.
Fibre (n.) Any fine, slender thread, or threadlike substance; as, a fiber of spun glass; especially, one of the slender rootlets of a plant.
Fibre (n.) Sinew; strength; toughness; as, a man of real fiber.
Fibre (n.) A general name for the raw material, such as cotton, flax, hemp, etc., used in textile manufactures.
Fiche (a.) See FitchE.
Fichu (n.) A light cape, usually of lace, worn by women, to cover the neck and throat, and extending to the shoulders.
Ficus (n.) A genus of trees or shrubs, one species of which (F. Carica) produces the figs of commerce; the fig tree.
Fides (n.) Faith personified as a goddess; the goddess of faith.
Fidge (n. & i.) See Fidget.
Fidia (n.) A genus of small beetles, of which one species (the grapevine Fidia, F. longipes) is very injurious to vines in America.
Field (n.) Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; the open country.
Field (n.) A piece of land of considerable size; esp., a piece inclosed for tillage or pasture.
Field (n.) A place where a battle is fought; also, the battle itself.
Field (n.) An open space; an extent; an expanse.
Field (n.) Any blank space or ground on which figures are drawn or projected.
Field (n.) The space covered by an optical instrument at one view.
Field (n.) The whole surface of an escutcheon; also, so much of it is shown unconcealed by the different bearings upon it. See Illust. of Fess, where the field is represented as gules (red), while the fess is argent (silver).
Field (n.) An unresticted or favorable opportunity for action, operation, or achievement; province; room.
Field (n.) A collective term for all the competitors in any outdoor contest or trial, or for all except the favorites in the betting.
Field (n.) That part of the grounds reserved for the players which is outside of the diamond; -- called also outfield.
Field (v. i.) To take the field.
Field (v. i.) To stand out in the field, ready to catch, stop, or throw the ball.
Field (v. t.) To catch, stop, throw, etc. (the ball), as a fielder.
Fiend (n.) An implacable or malicious foe; one who is diabolically wicked or cruel; an infernal being; -- applied specifically to the devil or a demon.
Fiery (a.) Consisting of, containing, or resembling, fire; as, the fiery gulf of Etna; a fiery appearance.
Fiery (a.) Vehement; ardent; very active; impetuous.
Fiery (a.) Passionate; easily provoked; irritable.
Fiery (a.) Unrestrained; fierce; mettlesome; spirited.
Fiery (a.) heated by fire, or as if by fire; burning hot; parched; feverish.
Fifed (imp. & p. p.) of Fife
Fifer (n.) One who plays on a fife.
Fifth (a.) Next in order after the fourth; -- the ordinal of five.
Fifth (a.) Consisting of one of five equal divisions of a thing.
Fifth (n.) The quotient of a unit divided by five; one of five equal parts; a fifth part.
Fifth (n.) The interval of three tones and a semitone, embracing five diatonic degrees of the scale; the dominant of any key.
Fifty (a.) Five times ten; as, fifty men.
Fifty (n.) The sum of five tens; fifty units or objects.
Fifty (n.) A symbol representing fifty units, as 50, or l.
Fight (v. i.) To strive or contend for victory, with armies or in single combat; to attempt to defeat, subdue, or destroy an enemy, either by blows or weapons; to contend in arms; -- followed by with or against.
Fight (v. i.) To act in opposition to anything; to struggle against; to contend; to strive; to make resistance.
Fight (v. t.) To carry on, or wage, as a conflict, or battle; to win or gain by struggle, as one's way; to sustain by fighting, as a cause.
Fight (v. t.) To contend with in battle; to war against; as, they fought the enemy in two pitched battles; the sloop fought the frigate for three hours.
Fight (v. t.) To cause to fight; to manage or maneuver in a fight; as, to fight cocks; to fight one's ship.
Fight (v. i.) A battle; an engagement; a contest in arms; a combat; a violent conflict or struggle for victory, between individuals or between armies, ships, or navies, etc.
Fight (v. i.) A struggle or contest of any kind.
Fight (v. i.) Strength or disposition for fighting; pugnacity; as, he has a great deal of fight in him.
Fight (v. i.) A screen for the combatants in ships.
Filar (a.) Of or pertaining to a thread or
Filch (v. t.) To steal or take privily (commonly, that which is of little value); to pilfer.
Filed (imp. & p. p.) of File
Filer (n.) One who works with a file.
Filly (n.) A female foal or colt; a young mare. Cf. Colt, Foal.
Filly (n.) A lively, spirited young girl.
Filmy (a.) Composed of film or films.
Filth (n.) Foul matter; anything that soils or defiles; dirt; nastiness.
Filth (n.) Anything that sullies or defiles the moral character; corruption; pollution.
Final (a.) Pertaining to the end or conclusion; last; terminating; ultimate; as, the final day of a school term.
Final (a.) Conclusive; decisive; as, a final judgment; the battle of Waterloo brought the contest to a final issue.
Final (a.) Respecting an end or object to be gained; respecting the purpose or ultimate end in view.
Finch (n.) A small singing bird of many genera and species, belonging to the family Fringillidae.
Found (imp. & p. p.) of Find
Findy (a.) Full; heavy; firm; solid; substemtial.
Fined (imp. & p. p.) of Fine
Finer (n.) One who fines or purifies.
Finew (n.) Moldiness.
Finis (n.) An end; conclusion. It is often placed at the end of a book.
Finns (n. pl.) Natives of Finland; Finlanders.
Finns (n. pl.) A branch of the Mongolian race, inhabiting Northern and Eastern Europe, including the Magyars, Bulgarians, Permians, Lapps, and Finlanders.
Finny (a.) Having, or abounding in, fins, as fishes; pertaining to fishes.
Finny (a.) Abounding in fishes.
Finos (n. pl.) Second best wool from Merino sheep.
Fiord (n.) A narrow inlet of the sea, penetrating between high banks or rocks, as on the coasts of Norway and Alaska.
Fired (imp. & p. p.) of Fire
Fring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fire
Firer (n.) One who fires or sets fire to anything; an incendiary.
Firms (a.) The principal rafters of a roof, especially a pair of rafters taken together.
Firry (a.) Made of fir; abounding in firs.
First (a.) Preceding all others of a series or kind; the ordinal of one; earliest; as, the first day of a month; the first year of a reign.
First (a.) Foremost; in front of, or in advance of, all others.
First (a.) Most eminent or exalted; most excellent; chief; highest; as, Demosthenes was the first orator of Greece.
First (adv.) Before any other person or thing in time, space, rank, etc.; -- much used in composition with adjectives and participles.
First (n.) The upper part of a duet, trio, etc., either vocal or instrumental; -- so called because it generally expresses the air, and has a preeminence in the combined effect.
Firth (n.) An arm of the sea; a frith.
Fishy (a.) Consisting of fish; fishlike; having the qualities or taste of fish; abounding in fish.
Fishy (a.) Extravagant, like some stories about catching fish; improbable; also, rank or foul.
Fitch (n.) A vetch.
Fitch (n.) A word found in the Authorized Version of the Bible, representing different Hebrew originals. In Isaiah xxviii. 25, 27, it means the black aromatic seeds of Nigella sativa, still used as a flavoring in the East. In Ezekiel iv. 9, the Revised Version now reads spelt.
Fitch (n.) The European polecat; also, its fur.
Fitly (adv.) In a fit manner; suitably; properly; conveniently; as, a maxim fitly applied.
Fives (n. pl.) A kind of play with a ball against a wall, resembling tennis; -- so named because three fives, or fifteen, are counted to the game.
Fives (n.) A disease of the glands under the ear in horses; the vives.
Fixed (imp. & p. p.) of Fix
Fixed (a.) Securely placed or fastened; settled; established; firm; imovable; unalterable.
Fixed (a.) Stable; non-volatile.
Giant (n.) A man of extraordinari bulk and stature.
Giant (n.) A person of extraordinary strength or powers, bodily or intellectual.
Giant (n.) Any animal, plant, or thing, of extraordinary size or power.
Giant (a.) Like a giant; extraordinary in size, strength, or power; as, giant brothers; a giant son.
Gibed (imp. & p. p.) of Gibe
Gibel (n.) A kind of carp (Cyprinus gibelio); -- called also Prussian carp.
Giber (n.) One who utters gibes.
Giddy (superl.) Having in the head a sensation of whirling or reeling about; having lost the power of preserving the balance of the body, and therefore wavering and inc
Giddy (superl.) Promoting or inducing giddiness; as, a giddy height; a giddy precipice.
Giddy (superl.) Bewildering on account of rapid turning; running round with celerity; gyratory; whirling.
Giddy (superl.) Characterized by inconstancy; unstable; changeable; fickle; wild; thoughtless; heedless.
Giddy (v. i.) To reel; to whirl.
Giddy (v. t.) To make dizzy or unsteady.
Giffy (n.) See Jiffy.
Guide (n.) The leather strap by which the shield of a knight was slung across the shoulder, or across the neck and shoulder.
Gigot (n.) Alt. of Giggot
Gilse (n.) See Grilse.
Gipsy (n. a.) See Gypsy.
Girth (n.) A band or strap which encircles the body; especially, one by which a saddle is fastened upon the back of a horse.
Girth (n.) The measure round the body, as at the waist or belly; the circumference of anything.
Girth (n.) A small horizontal brace or girder.
Girth (v. t.) To bind as with a girth.
Gisle (n.) A pledge.
Guist (n.) Same as Joust.
Given (p. p.) of Give
Given () p. p. & a. from Give, v.
Given (v.) Granted; assumed; supposed to be known; set forth as a known quantity, relation, or premise.
Given (v.) Disposed; inc
Given (adv.) Stated; fixed; as, in a given time.
Giver (n.) One who gives; a donor; a bestower; a grantor; one who imparts or distributes.
Gives (n.) Fetters.
Hided (imp. & p. p.) of Hide
Hider (n.) One who hides or conceals.
Hying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hie
Hiems (n.) Winter.
Hight (n.) A variant of Height.
Hight (imp.) of Hight
Hight (p. p.) of Hight
Hoten () of Hight
Hight (v. t. & i.) To be called or named.
Hight (v. t. & i.) To command; to direct; to impel.
Hight (v. t. & i.) To commit; to intrust.
Hight (v. t. & i.) To promise.
Higre (n.) See Eagre.
Hijra (n.) See Hegira.
Hilal (a.) Of or pertaining to a hilum.
Hilar (a.) Belonging to the hilum.
Hilly (a.) Abounding with hills; uneven in surface; as, a hilly country.
Hilly (a.) Lofty; as, hilly empire.
Hilum (n.) The eye of a bean or other seed; the mark or scar at the point of attachment of an ovule or seed to its base or support; -- called also hile.
Hilum (n.) The part of a gland, or similar organ, where the blood vessels and nerves enter; the hilus; as, the hilum of the kidney.
Hilus (n.) Same as Hilum, 2.
Hindi (n.) The name given by Europeans to that form of the Hindustani language which is chiefly spoken by native Hindoos. In employs the Devanagari character, in which Sanskrit is written.
Hindu (n.) A native inhabitant of Hindostan. As an ethnical term it is confined to the Dravidian and Aryan races; as a religious name it is restricted to followers of the Veda.
Hindu (n.) Same as Hindoo.
Hinge (n.) The hook with its eye, or the joint, on which a door, gate, lid, etc., turns or swings; a flexible piece, as a strip of leather, which serves as a joint to turn on.
Hinge (n.) That on which anything turns or depends; a governing principle; a cardinal point or rule; as, this argument was the hinge on which the question turned.
Hinge (n.) One of the four cardinal points, east, west, north, or south.
Hinge (v. t.) To attach by, or furnish with, hinges.
Hinge (v. t.) To bend.
Hinge (v. i.) To stand, depend, hang, or turn, as on a hinge; to depend chiefly for a result or decision or for force and validity; -- usually with on or upon; as, the argument hinges on this point.
Hinny (v. i.) To neigh; to whinny.
Hinny (n.) A hybrid between a stallion and an ass.
Hinny (n.) A term of endearment; darling; -- corrupted from honey.
Hipps (n.) See Hyp, n.
Hippa (n.) Alt. of Hippe
Hippe (n.) A genus of marine decapod crustaceans, which burrow rapidly in the sand by pushing themselves backward; -- called also bait bug. See Illust. under Anomura.
Hired (imp. & p. p.) of Hire
Hirer (n.) One who hires.
Hires (pron.) Alt. of Hirs
Hitch (v. t.) To become entangled or caught; to be linked or yoked; to unite; to cling.
Hitch (v. t.) To move interruptedly or with halts, jerks, or steps; -- said of something obstructed or impeded.
Hitch (v. t.) To hit the legs together in going, as horses; to interfere.
Hitch (v. t.) To hook; to catch or fasten as by a hook or a knot; to make fast, unite, or yoke; as, to hitch a horse, or a halter.
Hitch (v. t.) To move with hitches; as, he hitched his chair nearer.
Hitch (n.) A catch; anything that holds, as a hook; an impediment; an obstacle; an entanglement.
Hitch (n.) The act of catching, as on a hook, etc.
Hitch (n.) A stop or sudden halt; a stoppage; an impediment; a temporary obstruction; an obstacle; as, a hitch in one's progress or utterance; a hitch in the performance.
Hitch (n.) A sudden movement or pull; a pull up; as, the sailor gave his trousers a hitch.
Hitch (n.) A knot or noose in a rope which can be readily undone; -- intended for a temporary fastening; as, a half hitch; a clove hitch; a timber hitch, etc.
Hitch (n.) A small dislocation of a bed or vein.
Hithe (n.) A port or small haven; -- used in composition; as, Lambhithe, now Lambeth.
Hived (imp. & p. p.) of Hive
Hiver (n.) One who collects bees into a hive.
Hives (n.) The croup.
Hives (n.) An eruptive disease (Varicella globularis), allied to the chicken pox.
Jibed (imp. & p. p.) of Jibe
Jiffy (n.) A moment; an instant; as, I will be ready in a jiffy.
Jimmy (n.) A short crowbar used by burglars in breaking open doors.
Jingo (n.) A word used as a jocular oath.
Jingo (n.) A statesman who pursues, or who favors, aggressive, domineering policy in foreign affairs.
Jippo (n.) A waistcoat or kind of stays for women.
Kiang (n.) The dziggetai.
Kibed (a.) Chapped; cracked with cold; affected with chilblains; as kibed heels.
Kidde (imp.) of Kythe.
Kiddy (v. t.) To deceive; to outwit; to hoax.
Kiddy (n.) A young fellow; formerly, a low thief.
Kieve (n.) See Keeve, n.
Kilos (pl. ) of Kilo
Kimbo (a.) Crooked; arched; bent.
Kimry (n.) See Cymry.
Kinic (a.) See Quinic.
Kinky (a.) Full of kinks; liable to kink or curl; as, kinky hair.
Kinky (a.) Queer; eccentric; crotchety.
Kiosk (n.) A Turkish open summer house or pavilion, supported by pillars.
Kitte (imp.) of Kit
Kithe (v. t.) See Kythe.
Kitte (imp.) of Kit to cut.
Kiver (v. t.) To cover.
Kiver (n.) A cover.
Liage (n.) Union by league; alliance.
Liane (n.) Alt. of Liana
Liana (n.) A luxuriant woody plant, climbing high trees and having ropelike stems. The grapevine often has the habit of a liane. Lianes are abundant in the forests of the Amazon region.
Liard (a.) Gray.
Liard (n.) A French copper coin of one fourth the value of a sou.
Libel (n.) A brief writing of any kind, esp. a declaration, bill, certificate, request, supplication, etc.
Libel (n.) Any defamatory writing; a lampoon; a satire.
Libel (n.) A malicious publication expressed either in print or in writing, or by pictures, effigies, or other signs, tending to expose another to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule. Such publication is indictable at common law.
Libel (n.) The crime of issuing a malicious defamatory publication.
Libel (n.) A written declaration or statement by the plaintiff of his cause of action, and of the relief he seeks.
Libel (v. t.) To defame, or expose to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule, by a writing, picture, sign, etc.; to lampoon.
Libel (v. t.) To proceed against by filing a libel, particularly against a ship or goods.
Libel (v. i.) To spread defamation, written or printed; -- with against.
Liber (n.) The inner bark of plants, lying next to the wood. It usually contains a large proportion of woody, fibrous cells, and is, therefore, the part from which the fiber of the plant is obtained, as that of hemp, etc.
Libra (n.) The Balance; the seventh sign in the zodiac, which the sun enters at the autumnal equinox in September, marked thus / in almanacs, etc.
Libra (n.) A southern constellation between Virgo and Scorpio.
Lichi (n.) See Litchi.
Licit (a.) Lawful.
Lidge (n.) Same as Ledge.
Lying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lie
Lying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lie
Liege (a.) Sovereign; independent; having authority or right to allegiance; as, a liege lord.
Liege (a.) Serving an independent sovereign or master; bound by a feudal tenure; obliged to be faithful and loyal to a superior, as a vassal to his lord; faithful; loyal; as, a liege man; a liege subject.
Liege (a.) Full; perfect; complete; pure.
Liege (n.) A free and independent person; specif., a lord paramount; a sovereign.
Liege (n.) The subject of a sovereign or lord; a liegeman.
Lieve (a.) Same as Lief.
Lives (pl. ) of Life
Lifen (v. t.) To enliven.
Ligan (n.) Goods sunk in the sea, with a buoy attached in order that they may be found again. See Jetsam and Flotsam.
Ligge (v. i.) To lie or rec
Light (n.) That agent, force, or action in nature by the operation of which upon the organs of sight, objects are rendered visible or luminous.
Light (n.) That which furnishes, or is a source of, light, as the sun, a star, a candle, a lighthouse, etc.
Light (n.) The time during which the light of the sun is visible; day; especially, the dawn of day.
Light (n.) The brightness of the eye or eyes.
Light (n.) The medium through which light is admitted, as a window, or window pane; a skylight; in architecture, one of the compartments of a window made by a mullion or mullions.
Light (n.) Life; existence.
Light (n.) Open view; a visible state or condition; public observation; publicity.
Light (n.) The power of perception by vision.
Light (n.) That which illumines or makes clear to the mind; mental or spiritual illumination; enlightenment; knowledge; information.
Light (n.) Prosperity; happiness; joy; felicity.
Light (n.) The manner in which the light strikes upon a picture; that part of a picture which represents those objects upon which the light is supposed to fall; the more illuminated part of a landscape or other scene; -- opposed to shade. Cf. Chiaroscuro.
Light (n.) Appearance due to the particular facts and circumstances presented to view; point of view; as, to state things fairly and put them in the right light.
Light (n.) One who is conspicuous or noteworthy; a model or example; as, the lights of the age or of antiquity.
Light (n.) A firework made by filling a case with a substance which burns brilliantly with a white or colored flame; as, a Bengal light.
Light (superl) Having light; not dark or obscure; bright; clear; as, the apartment is light.
Light (superl) White or whitish; not intense or very marked; not of a deep shade; moderately colored; as, a light color; a light brown; a light complexion.
Light (n.) To set fire to; to cause to burn; to set burning; to ignite; to kindle; as, to light a candle or lamp; to light the gas; -- sometimes with up.
Light (n.) To give light to; to illuminate; to fill with light; to spread over with light; -- often with up.
Light (n.) To attend or conduct with a light; to show the way to by means of a light.
Light (v. i.) To become ignited; to take fire; as, the match will not light.
Light (v. i.) To be illuminated; to receive light; to brighten; -- with up; as, the room lights up very well.
Light (superl.) Having little, or comparatively little, weight; not tending to the center of gravity with force; not heavy.
Light (superl.) Not burdensome; easy to be lifted, borne, or carried by physical strength; as, a light burden, or load.
Light (superl.) Easy to be endured or performed; not severe; not difficult; as, a light affliction or task.
Light (superl.) Easy to be digested; not oppressive to the stomach; as, light food; also, containing little nutriment.
Light (superl.) Not heavily armed; armed with light weapons; as, light troops; a troop of light horse.
Light (superl.) Not encumbered; unembarrassed; clear of impediments; hence, active; nimble; swift.
Light (superl.) Not heavily burdened; not deeply laden; not sufficiently ballasted; as, the ship returned light.
Light (superl.) Slight; not important; as, a light error.
Light (superl.) Well leavened; not heavy; as, light bread.
Light (superl.) Not copious or heavy; not dense; not inconsiderable; as, a light rain; a light snow; light vapors.
Light (superl.) Not strong or violent; moderate; as, a light wind.
Light (superl.) Not pressing heavily or hard upon; hence, having an easy, graceful manner; delicate; as, a light touch; a light style of execution.
Light (superl.) Easy to admit influence; inconsiderate; easily influenced by trifling considerations; unsteady; unsettled; volatile; as, a light, vain person; a light mind.
Light (superl.) Indulging in, or inc
Light (superl.) Not quite sound or normal; somewhat impaired or deranged; dizzy; giddy.
Light (superl.) Easily bestowed; inconsiderately rendered.
Light (superl.) Wanton; unchaste; as, a woman of light character.
Light (superl.) Not of the legal, standard, or usual weight; clipped; diminished; as, light coin.
Light (superl.) Loose; sandy; easily pulverized; as, a light soil.
Light (adv.) Lightly; cheaply.
Light (v. t.) To lighten; to ease of a burden; to take off.
Light (v. i.) To dismount; to descend, as from a horse or carriage; to alight; -- with from, off, on, upon, at, in.
Light (v. i.) To feel light; to be made happy.
Light (v. i.) To descend from flight, and rest, perch, or settle, as a bird or insect.
Light (v. i.) To come down suddenly and forcibly; to fall; -- with on or upon.
Light (v. i.) To come by chance; to happen; -- with on or upon; formerly with into.
Liked (imp. & p. p.) of Like
Liken (a.) To allege, or think, to be like; to represent as like; to compare; as, to liken life to a pilgrimage.
Liken (a.) To make or cause to be like.
Lilac (n.) A shrub of the genus Syringa. There are six species, natives of Europe and Asia. Syringa vulgaris, the common lilac, and S. Persica, the Persian lilac, are frequently cultivated for the fragrance and beauty of their purplish or white flowers. In the British colonies various other shrubs have this name.
Lilac (n.) A light purplish color like that of the flower of the purplish lilac.
Liman (n.) The deposit of slime at the mouth of a river; slime.
Limax (n.) A genus of airbreathing mollusks, including the common garden slugs. They have a small rudimentary shell. The breathing pore is on the right side of the neck. Several species are troublesome in gardens. See Slug.
Limbo (n.) Alt. of Limbus
Limed (imp. & p. p.) of Lime
Limer (n.) A limehound; a limmer.
Limit (v. t.) That which terminates, circumscribes, restrains, or confines; the bound, border, or edge; the utmost extent; as, the limit of a walk, of a town, of a country; the limits of human knowledge or endeavor.
Limit (v. t.) The space or thing defined by limits.
Limit (v. t.) That which terminates a period of time; hence, the period itself; the full time or extent.
Limit (v. t.) A restriction; a check; a curb; a hindrance.
Limit (v. t.) A determining feature; a distinguishing characteristic; a differentia.
Limit (v. t.) A determinate quantity, to which a variable one continually approaches, and may differ from it by less than any given difference, but to which, under the law of variation, the variable can never become exactly equivalent.
Limit (v. t.) To apply a limit to, or set a limit for; to terminate, circumscribe, or restrict, by a limit or limits; as, to limit the acreage of a crop; to limit the issue of paper money; to limit one's ambitions or aspirations; to limit the meaning of a word.
Limit (v. i.) To beg, or to exercise functions, within a certain limited region; as, a limiting friar.
-ries (pl. ) of Limitary
Limsy (a.) Limp; flexible; flimsy.
Linch (n.) A ledge; a right-angled projection.
-ling () A noun suffix, commonly having a diminutive or a depreciatory force; as in duckling, gosling, hireling, fosterling, firstling, underling.
-ling () An adverbial suffix; as, darkling, flatling.
Linga (n.) Alt. of Lingam
Lingo (n.) Language; speech; dialect.
Linne (n.) Flax. See
Linum (n.) A genus of herbaceous plants including the flax (Linum usitatissimum).
Lipic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, fat. The word was formerly used specifically to designate a supposed acid obtained by the oxidation of oleic acid, tallow, wax, etc.
Lipse (v. i.) To lisp.
Lipyl (n.) A hypothetical radical of glycerin.
Lisle (n.) A city of France celebrated for certain manufactures.
Lisne (n.) A cavity or hollow.
Liter (n.) Alt. of Litre
Litre (n.) A measure of capacity in the metric system, being a cubic decimeter, equal to 61.022 cubic inches, or 2.113 American pints, or 1.76 English pints.
-lith () Alt. of -lite
-lite () Combining forms fr. Gr. li`qos a stone; -- used chiefly in naming minerals and rocks.
Lithe (v. i. & i.) To listen or listen to; to hearken to.
Lithe (a.) Mild; calm; as, lithe weather.
Lithe (a.) Capable of being easily bent; pliant; flexible; limber; as, the elephant's lithe proboscis.
Lithe (a.) To smooth; to soften; to palliate.
Litho () A combining form from Gr. li`qos, stone.
Lithy (a.) Easily bent; pliable.
Litre (n.) Same as Liter.
Litui (pl. ) of Lituus
Lived (imp. & p. p.) of Live
Lived (a.) Having life; -- used only in composition; as, long-lived; short-lived.
Liver (n.) One who, or that which, lives.
Liver (n.) A resident; a dweller; as, a liver in Brooklyn.
Liver (n.) One whose course of life has some marked characteristic (expressed by an adjective); as, a free liver.
Liver (n.) A very large glandular and vascular organ in the visceral cavity of all vertebrates.
Liver (n.) The glossy ibis (Ibis falcinellus); -- said to have given its name to the city of Liverpool.
Lives (n.) pl. of Life.
Lives (a. & adv.) Alive; living; with life.
Livid (a.) Black and blue; grayish blue; of a lead color; discolored, as flesh by contusion.
Livor (n.) Malignity.
Livre (n.) A French money of account, afterward a silver coin equal to 20 sous. It is not now in use, having been superseded by the franc.
Miasm (n.) Miasma.
Miaul (v. i.) To cry as a cat; to mew; to caterwaul.
Miaul (n.) The crying of a cat.
Miche (v. i.) To lie hid; to skulk; to act, or carry one's self, sneakingly.
Micr- () A combining form
Micr- () Small, little, trivial, slight; as, microcosm, microscope.
Micr- () A millionth part of; as, microfarad, microohm, micrometer.
Midas (n.) A genus of longeared South American monkeys, including numerous species of marmosets. See Marmoset.
Middy (n.) A colloquial abbreviation of midshipman.
Midge (n.) Any one of many small, delicate, long-legged flies of the Chironomus, and allied genera, which do not bite. Their larvae are usually aquatic.
Midge (n.) A very small fly, abundant in many parts of the United States and Canada, noted for the irritating quality of its bite.
Midst (n.) The interior or central part or place; the middle; -- used chiefly in the objective case after in; as, in the midst of the forest.
Midst (n.) Hence, figuratively, the condition of being surrounded or beset; the press; the burden; as, in the midst of official duties; in the midst of secular affairs.
Midst (prep.) In the midst of; amidst.
Midst (adv.) In the middle.
Might () imp. of May.
Might (v.) Force or power of any kind, whether of body or mind; energy or intensity of purpose, feeling, or action; means or resources to effect an object; strength; force; power; ability; capacity.
Milch (a.) Giving milk; -- now applied only to beasts.
Milch (a.) Tender; pitiful; weeping.
Milky (a.) Consisting of, or containing, milk.
Milky (a.) Like, or somewhat like, milk; whitish and turbid; as, the water is milky. "Milky juice."
Milky (a.) Yielding milk.
Milky (a.) Mild; tame; spiritless.
Mimic (a.) Alt. of Mimical
Mimic (n.) One who imitates or mimics, especially one who does so for sport; a copyist; a buffoon.
Mimic (v. t.) To imitate or ape for sport; to ridicule by imitation.
Mimic (v. t.) To assume a resemblance to (some other organism of a totally different nature, or some surrounding object), as a means of protection or advantage.
Minae (pl. ) of Mina
Minas (pl. ) of Mina
Mince (v. t.) To cut into very small pieces; to chop fine; to hash; as, to mince meat.
Mince (v. t.) To suppress or weaken the force of; to extenuate; to palliate; to tell by degrees, instead of directly and frankly; to clip, as words or expressions; to utter half and keep back half of.
Mince (v. t.) To affect; to make a parade of.
Mince (v. i.) To walk with short steps; to walk in a prim, affected manner.
Mince (v. i.) To act or talk with affected nicety; to affect delicacy in manner.
Mince (n.) A short, precise step; an affected manner.
Mined (imp. & p. p.) of Mine
Miner (n.) One who mines; a digger for metals, etc.; one engaged in the business of getting ore, coal, or precious stones, out of the earth; one who digs military mines; as, armies have sappers and miners.
Miner (n.) Any of numerous insects which, in the larval state, excavate galleries in the parenchyma of leaves. They are mostly minute moths and dipterous flies.
Miner (n.) The chattering, or garrulous, honey eater of Australia (Myzantha garrula).
Minge (v. t.) To mingle; to mix.
Minge (n.) A small biting fly; a midge.
Minim (n.) Anything very minute; as, the minims of existence; -- applied to animalcula; and the like.
Minim (n.) The smallest liquid measure, equal to about one drop; the sixtieth part of a fluid drachm.
Minim (n.) A small fish; a minnow.
Minim (n.) A little man or being; a dwarf.
Minim (n.) One of an austere order of mendicant hermits of friars founded in the 15th century by St. Francis of Paola.
Minim (n.) A time note, formerly the shortest in use; a half note, equal to half a semibreve, or two quarter notes or crotchets.
Minim (n.) A short poetical encomium.
Minim (a.) Minute.
Minny (n.) A minnow.
Minor (a.) Inferior in bulk, degree, importance, etc.; less; smaller; of little account; as, minor divisions of a body.
Minor (a.) Less by a semitone in interval or difference of pitch; as, a minor third.
Minor (n.) A person of either sex who has not attained the age at which full civil rights are accorded; an infant; in England and the United States, one under twenty-one years of age.
Minor (n.) The minor term, that is, the subject of the conclusion; also, the minor premise, that is, that premise which contains the minor term; in hypothetical syllogisms, the categorical premise. It is the second proposition of a regular syllogism, as in the following: Every act of injustice partakes of meanness; to take money from another by gaming is an act of injustice; therefore, the taking of money from another by gaming partakes of meanness.
Minor (n.) A Minorite; a Franciscan friar.
Minos (n.) A king and lawgiver of Crete, fabled to be the son of Jupiter and Europa. After death he was made a judge in the Lower Regions.
Minow (n.) See Minnow.
Minum (n.) A small kind of printing type; minion.
Minum (n.) A minim.
Minus (a.) Less; requiring to be subtracted; negative; as, a minus quantity.
Mired (imp. & p. p.) of Mire
Mirky (a.) Dark; gloomy. See Murky.
Mirth (n.) Merriment; gayety accompanied with laughter; jollity.
Mirth (n.) That which causes merriment.
Mirza (n.) The common title of honor in Persia, prefixed to the surname of an individual. When appended to the surname, it signifies Prince.
Misdo (v.) To do wrongly.
Misdo (v.) To do wrong to; to illtreat.
Misdo (v. i.) To do wrong; to commit a fault.
Miser (n.) A wretched person; a person afflicted by any great misfortune.
Miser (n.) A despicable person; a wretch.
Miser (n.) A covetous, grasping, mean person; esp., one having wealth, who lives miserably for the sake of saving and increasing his hoard.
Miser (n.) A kind of large earth auger.
Misle (v. i.) To rain in very fine drops, like a thick mist; to mizzle.
Misle (n.) A fine rain; a thick mist; mizzle.
Milen (n.) See Maslin.
Misly (a.) Raining in very small drops.
Missa (n.) The service or sacrifice of the Mass.
Missy (n.) See Misy.
Missy (n.) An affectionate, or contemptuous, form of miss; a young girl; a miss.
Missy (a.) Like a miss, or girl.
Misty (superl.) Accompained with mist; characterized by the presence of mist; obscured by, or overspread with, mist; as, misty weather; misty mountains; a misty atmosphere.
Misty (superl.) Obscured as if by mist; dim; obscure; clouded; as, misty sight.
Miter (n.) Alt. of Mitre
Mitre (n.) A covering for the head, worn on solemn occasions by church dignitaries. It has been made in many forms, the present form being a lofty cap with two points or peaks.
Mitre (n.) The surface forming the beveled end or edge of a piece where a miter joint is made; also, a joint formed or a junction effected by two beveled ends or edges; a miter joint.
Mitre (n.) A sort of base money or coin.
Miter (v. t.) Alt. of Mitre
Mitre (v. t.) To place a miter upon; to adorn with a miter.
Mitre (v. t.) To match together, as two pieces of molding or brass rule on a
Miter (v. i.) Alt. of Mitre
Mitre (v. i.) To meet and match together, as two pieces of molding, on a
Mitre (n. & v.) See Miter.
Mitty (n.) The stormy petrel.
Mixed (imp. & p. p.) of Mix
Mixed (a.) Formed by mixing; united; mingled; blended. See Mix, v. t. & i.
Mixen (n.) A compost heap; a dunghill.
Mixer (n.) One who, or that which, mixes.
Mizzy (n.) A bog or quagmire.
Niche (n.) A cavity, hollow, or recess, generally within the thickness of a wall, for a statue, bust, or other erect ornament. hence, any similar position, literal or figurative.
Nidor (n.) Scent or savor of meat or food, cooked or cooking.
Nidus (n.) A nest: a repository for the eggs of birds, insects, etc.; a breeding place; esp., the place or substance where parasites or the germs of a disease effect lodgment or are developed.
Niece (n.) A relative, in general; especially, a descendant, whether male or female; a granddaughter or a grandson.
Niece (n.) A daughter of one's brother or sister, or of one's brother-in-law or sister-in-law.
Nifle (n.) A trifle.
Night (n.) That part of the natural day when the sun is beneath the horizon, or the time from sunset to sunrise; esp., the time between dusk and dawn, when there is no light of the sun, but only moonlight, starlight, or artificial light.
Night (n.) Darkness; obscurity; concealment.
Night (n.) Intellectual and moral darkness; ignorance.
Night (n.) A state of affliction; adversity; as, a dreary night of sorrow.
Night (n.) The period after the close of life; death.
Night (n.) A lifeless or unenlivened period, as when nature seems to sleep.
Nigua (n.) The chigoe.
Nihil (n.) Nothing.
Nomen (p. p.) of Nim
Nimbi (pl. ) of Nimbus
Ninny (n.) A fool; a simpleton.
Ninth (a.) Following the eight and preceding the tenth; coming after eight others.
Ninth (a.) Constituting or being one of nine equal parts into which anything is divided.
Ninth (n.) The quotient of one divided by nine; one of nine equal parts of a thing; the next after the eighth.
Ninth (n.) An interval containing an octave and a second.
Ninth (n.) A chord of the dominant seventh with the ninth added.
Ninut (n.) The magpie.
Niobe (n.) The daughter of Tantalus, and wife of Amphion, king of Thebes. Her pride in her children provoked Apollo and Diana, who slew them all. Niobe herself was changed by the gods into stone.
Niopo (n.) A kind of snuff prepared by the natives of Venezuela from the roasted seeds of a leguminous tree (Piptadenia peregrina), thence called niopo tree.
Nisan (n.) The first month of the jewish ecclesiastical year, formerly answering nearly to the month of April, now to March, of the Christian calendar. See Abib.
Nisey (n.) A simpleton.
Niste () Wist not; knew not.
Nisus (n.) A striving; an effort; a conatus.
Niter (n.) Alt. of Nitre
Nitre (n.) A white crystal
Nitre (n.) Native sodium carbonate; natron.
Nitid (a.) Bright; lustrous; shining.
Nitid (a.) Gay; spruce; fine; -- said of persons.
Nitre (n.) See Niter.
Nitry (a.) Nitrous.
Nitty (a.) Full of nits.
Nitty (a.) Shining; elegant; spruce.
Nival (a.) Abounding with snow; snowy.
Nixie (n.) See Nix.
Nizam (n.) The title of the native sovereigns of Hyderabad, in India, since 1719.
Oiled (imp. & p. p.) of Oil
Oiled (a.) Covered or treated with oil; dressed with, or soaked in, oil.
Oiler (n.) One who deals in oils.
Oiler (n.) One who, or that which, oils.
Piano (a. & adv.) Soft; -- a direction to the performer to execute a certain passage softly, and with diminished volume of tone. (Abbrev. p.)
Piano (a.) Alt. of Pianoforte
Picea (n.) A genus of coniferous trees of the northen hemisphere, including the Norway spruce and the American black and white spruces. These trees have pendent cones, which do not readily fall to pieces, in this and other respects differing from the firs.
Picke (n.) A small piece of land inclosed with a hedge; a close.
Picra (n.) The powder of aloes with canella, formerly officinal, employed as a cathartic.
Picts (n. pl.) A race of people of uncertain origin, who inhabited Scotland in early times.
Picul (n.) A commercial weight varying in different countries and for different commodities. In Borneo it is 135/ lbs.; in China and Sumatra, 133/ lbs.; in Japan, 133/ lbs.; but sometimes 130 lbs., etc. Called also, by the Chinese, tan.
Picus (n.) A genus of woodpeckers, including some of the common American and European species.
Piece (n.) A fragment or part of anything separated from the whole, in any manner, as by cutting, splitting, breaking, or tearing; a part; a portion; as, a piece of sugar; to break in pieces.
Piece (n.) A definite portion or quantity, as of goods or work; as, a piece of broadcloth; a piece of wall paper.
Piece (n.) Any one thing conceived of as apart from other things of the same kind; an individual article; a distinct single effort of a series; a definite performance
Piece (n.) A literary or artistic composition; as, a piece of poetry, music, or statuary.
Piece (n.) A musket, gun, or cannon; as, a battery of six pieces; a following piece.
Piece (n.) A coin; as, a sixpenny piece; -- formerly applied specifically to an English gold coin worth 22 shillings.
Piece (n.) A fact; an item; as, a piece of news; a piece of knowledge.
Piece (n.) An individual; -- applied to a person as being of a certain nature or quality; often, but not always, used slightingly or in contempt.
Piece (n.) One of the superior men, distinguished from a pawn.
Piece (n.) A castle; a fortified building.
Piece (v. t.) To make, enlarge, or repair, by the addition of a piece or pieces; to patch; as, to piece a garment; -- often with out.
Piece (v. t.) To unite; to join; to combine.
Piece (v. i.) To unite by a coalescence of parts; to fit together; to join.
Piend (n.) See Peen.
Pieno (a.) Full; having all the instruments.
Pieta (n.) A representation of the dead Christ, attended by the Virgin Mary or by holy women and angels.
Piety (n.) Veneration or reverence of the Supreme Being, and love of his character; loving obedience to the will of God, and earnest devotion to his service.
Piety (n.) Duty; dutifulness; filial reverence and devotion; affectionate reverence and service shown toward parents, relatives, benefactors, country, etc.
Pight (imp. & p. p.) Pitched; fixed; determined.
Pigmy (n.) See Pygmy.
Piked (a.) Furnished with a pike; ending in a point; peaked; pointed.
Pilau (n.) See Pillau.
Pilch (n.) A gown or case of skin, or one trimmed or
Piled (imp. & p. p.) of Pile
Piled (a.) Having a pile or point; pointed.
Piled (a.) Having a pile or nap.
Piled (a.) Formed from a pile or fagot; as, piled iron.
Piler (n.) One who places things in a pile.
Piles (n. pl.) The small, troublesome tumors or swellings about the anus and lower part of the rectum which are technically called hemorrhoids. See Hemorrhoids. [The singular pile is sometimes used.]
Pilei (pl. ) of Pileus
Pilot (n.) One employed to steer a vessel; a helmsman; a steersman.
Pilot (n.) Specifically, a person duly qualified, and licensed by authority, to conduct vessels into and out of a port, or in certain waters, for a fixed rate of fees.
Pilot (n.) Figuratively: A guide; a director of another through a difficult or unknown course.
Pilot (n.) An instrument for detecting the compass error.
Pilot (n.) The cowcatcher of a locomotive.
Pilot (v. t.) To direct the course of, as of a ship, where navigation is dangerous.
Pilot (v. t.) Figuratively: To guide, as through dangers or difficulties.
Pilwe (n.) A pillow.
Pinax (n.) A tablet; a register; hence, a list or scheme inscribed on a tablet.
Pinch (v. t.) To press hard or squeeze between the ends of the fingers, between teeth or claws, or between the jaws of an instrument; to squeeze or compress, as between any two hard bodies.
Pinch (v. t.) o seize; to grip; to bite; -- said of animals.
Pinch (v. t.) To plait.
Pinch (v. t.) Figuratively: To cramp; to straiten; to oppress; to starve; to distress; as, to be pinched for money.
Pinch (v. t.) To move, as a railroad car, by prying the wheels with a pinch. See Pinch, n., 4.
Pinch (v. i.) To act with pressing force; to compress; to squeeze; as, the shoe pinches.
Pinch (v. i.) To take hold; to grip, as a dog does.
Pinch (v. i.) To spare; to be niggardly; to be covetous.
Pinch (n.) A close compression, as with the ends of the fingers, or with an instrument; a nip.
Pinch (n.) As much as may be taken between the finger and thumb; any very small quantity; as, a pinch of snuff.
Pinch (n.) Pian; pang.
Pinch (n.) A lever having a projection at one end, acting as a fulcrum, -- used chiefly to roll heavy wheels, etc. Called also pinch bar.
Pined (imp. & p. p.) of Pine
Piney (a.) See Piny.
Piney (a.) A term used in designating an East Indian tree (the Vateria Indica or piney tree, of the order Dipterocarpeae, which grows in Malabar, etc.) or its products.
Pinic (a.) Of or pertaining to the pine; obtained from the pine; formerly, designating an acid which is the chief constituent of common resin, -- now called abietic, or sylvic, acid.
Pinky (n.) See 1st Pink.
Pinna (n.) A leaflet of a pinnate leaf. See Illust. of Bipinnate leaf, under Bipinnate.
Pinna (n.) One of the primary divisions of a decompound leaf.
Pinna (n.) One of the divisions of a pinnate part or organ.
Pinna (n.) Any species of Pinna, a genus of large bivalve mollusks found in all warm seas. The byssus consists of a large number of long, silky fibers, which have been used in manufacturing woven fabrics, as a curiosity.
Pinna (n.) The auricle of the ear. See Ear.
Pi?on (n.) The edible seed of several species of pine; also, the tree producing such seeds, as Pinus Pinea of Southern Europe, and P. Parryana, cembroides, edulis, and monophylla, the nut pines of Western North America.
Pi?on (n.) See Monkey's puzzle.
Pinus (n.) A large genus of evergreen coniferous trees, mostly found in the northern hemisphere. The genus formerly included the firs, spruces, larches, and hemlocks, but is now limited to those trees which have the primary leaves of the branchlets reduced to mere scales, and the secondary ones (pine needles) acicular, and usually in fascicles of two to seven. See Pine.
Piony (n.) See Peony.
Pious (a.) Of or pertaining to piety; exhibiting piety; reverential; dutiful; religious; devout; godly.
Pious (a.) Practiced under the pretext of religion; prompted by mistaken piety; as, pious errors; pious frauds.
Pipas (pl. ) of Pipa
Piped (imp. & p. p.) of Pipe
Piped (a.) Formed with a pipe; having pipe or pipes; tubular.
Piper (n.) See Pepper.
Piper (n.) One who plays on a pipe, or the like, esp. on a bagpipe.
Piper (n.) A common European gurnard (Trigla lyra), having a large head, with prominent nasal projection, and with large, sharp, opercular spines.
Piper (n.) A sea urchin (Goniocidaris hystrix) having very long spines, native of both the American and European coasts.
Pipit (n.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to Anthus and allied genera, of the family Motacillidae. They strongly resemble the true larks in habits, colors, and the great length of the hind claw. They are, therefore, often called titlarks, and pipit larks.
Pipra (n.) Any one of numerous species of small clamatorial birds belonging to Pipra and allied genera, of the family Pipridae. The male is usually glossy black, varied with scarlet, yellow, or sky blue. They chiefly inhabit South America.
Pique (n.) A cotton fabric, figured in the loom, -- used as a dress goods for women and children, and for vestings, etc.
Pique (n.) The jigger. See Jigger.
Pique (n.) A feeling of hurt, vexation, or resentment, awakened by a social slight or injury; irritation of the feelings, as through wounded pride; stinging vexation.
Pique (n.) Keenly felt desire; a longing.
Pique (n.) In piquet, the right of the elder hand to count thirty in hand, or to play before the adversary counts one.
Pique (v. t.) To wound the pride of; to sting; to nettle; to irritate; to fret; to offend; to excite to anger.
Pique (v. t.) To excite to action by causing resentment or jealousy; to stimulate; to prick; as, to pique ambition, or curiosity.
Pique (v. t.) To pride or value; -- used reflexively.
Pique (v. i.) To cause annoyance or irritation.
Pirai (n.) Same as Piraya.
Pirie (n.) See Pirry.
Pirie (n.) A pear tree.
Pirry (n.) Alt. of Pirrie
Pisay (n.) See Pise.
Pishu (n.) The Canada lynx.
Piste (n.) The track or tread a horseman makes upon the ground he goes over.
Pitch (n.) A thick, black, lustrous, and sticky substance obtained by boiling down tar. It is used in calking the seams of ships; also in coating rope, canvas, wood, ironwork, etc., to preserve them.
Pitch (n.) See Pitchstone.
Pitch (n.) To cover over or smear with pitch.
Pitch (n.) Fig.: To darken; to blacken; to obscure.
Pitch (v. t.) To throw, generally with a definite aim or purpose; to cast; to hurl; to toss; as, to pitch quoits; to pitch hay; to pitch a ball.
Pitch (v. t.) To thrust or plant in the ground, as stakes or poles; hence, to fix firmly, as by means of poles; to establish; to arrange; as, to pitch a tent; to pitch a camp.
Pitch (v. t.) To set, face, or pave with rubble or undressed stones, as an embankment or a roadway.
Pitch (v. t.) To fix or set the tone of; as, to pitch a tune.
Pitch (v. t.) To set or fix, as a price or value.
Pitch (v. i.) To fix or place a tent or temporary habitation; to encamp.
Pitch (v. i.) To light; to settle; to come to rest from flight.
Pitch (v. i.) To fix one's choise; -- with on or upon.
Pitch (v. i.) To plunge or fall; esp., to fall forward; to dec
Pitch (n.) A throw; a toss; a cast, as of something from the hand; as, a good pitch in quoits.
Pitch (n.) That point of the ground on which the ball pitches or lights when bowled.
Pitch (n.) A point or peak; the extreme point or degree of elevation or depression; hence, a limit or bound.
Pitch (n.) Height; stature.
Pitch (n.) A descent; a fall; a thrusting down.
Pitch (n.) The point where a declivity begins; hence, the declivity itself; a descending slope; the degree or rate of descent or slope; slant; as, a steep pitch in the road; the pitch of a roof.
Pitch (n.) The relative acuteness or gravity of a tone, determined by the number of vibrations which produce it; the place of any tone upon a scale of high and low.
Pitch (n.) The limit of ground set to a miner who receives a share of the ore taken out.
Pitch (n.) The distance from center to center of any two adjacent teeth of gearing, measured on the pitch
Pitch (n.) The length, measured along the axis, of a complete turn of the thread of a screw, or of the helical
Pitch (n.) The distance between the centers of holes, as of rivet holes in boiler plates.
Pithy (superl.) Consisting wholly, or in part, of pith; abounding in pith; as, a pithy stem; a pithy fruit.
Pithy (superl.) Having nervous energy; forceful; cogent.
Pitta (n.) Any one of a large group of bright-colored clamatorial birds belonging to Pitta, and allied genera of the family Pittidae. Most of the species are varied with three or more colors, such as blue, green, crimson, yellow, purple, and black. They are called also ground thrushes, and Old World ant thrushes; but they are not related to the true thrushes.
Pivot (n.) A fixed pin or short axis, on the end of which a wheel or other body turns.
Pivot (n.) The end of a shaft or arbor which rests and turns in a support; as, the pivot of an arbor in a watch.
Pivot (n.) Hence, figuratively: A turning point or condition; that on which important results depend; as, the pivot of an enterprise.
Pivot (n.) The officer or soldier who simply turns in his place whike the company or
Pivot (v. t.) To place on a pivot.
Pixie (n.) An old English name for a fairy; an elf.
Pixie (n.) A low creeping evergreen plant (Pyxidanthera barbulata), with mosslike leaves and little white blossoms, found in New Jersey and southward, where it flowers in earliest spring.
Riant (a.) Laughing; laughable; exciting gayety; gay; merry; delightful to the view, as a landscape.
Riban (n.) See Ribbon.
Ribes (n.) A genus of shrubs including gooseberries and currants of many kinds.
Riden () imp. pl. & p. p. of Ride.
Rider (n.) One who, or that which, rides.
Rider (n.) Formerly, an agent who went out with samples of goods to obtain orders; a commercial traveler.
Rider (n.) One who breaks or manages a horse.
Rider (n.) An addition or amendment to a manuscript or other document, which is attached on a separate piece of paper; in legislative practice, an additional clause annexed to a bill while in course of passage; something extra or burdensome that is imposed.
Rider (n.) A problem of more than usual difficulty added to another on an examination paper.
Rider (n.) A Dutch gold coin having the figure of a man on horseback stamped upon it.
Rider (n.) Rock material in a vein of ore, dividing it.
Rider (n.) An interior rib occasionally fixed in a ship's hold, reaching from the keelson to the beams of the lower deck, to strengthen her frame.
Rider (n.) The second tier of casks in a vessel's hold.
Rider (n.) A small forked weight which straddles the beam of a balance, along which it can be moved in the manner of the weight on a steelyard.
Rider (n.) A robber.
Ridge (n.) The back, or top of the back; a crest.
Ridge (n.) A range of hills or mountains, or the upper part of such a range; any extended elevation between valleys.
Ridge (n.) A raised
Ridge (n.) The intersection of two surface forming a salient angle, especially the angle at the top between the opposite slopes or sides of a roof or a vault.
Ridge (n.) The highest portion of the glacis proceeding from the salient angle of the covered way.
Ridge (v. t.) To form a ridge of; to furnish with a ridge or ridges; to make into a ridge or ridges.
Ridge (v. t.) To form into ridges with the plow, as land.
Ridge (v. t.) To wrinkle.
Ridgy (a.) Having a ridge or ridges; rising in a ridge.
Rifle (v. t.) To seize and bear away by force; to snatch away; to carry off.
Rifle (v. t.) To strip; to rob; to pillage.
Rifle (v. t.) To raffle.
Rifle (v. i.) To raffle.
Rifle (v. i.) To commit robbery.
Rifle (n.) A gun, the inside of whose barrel is grooved with spiral channels, thus giving the ball a rotary motion and insuring greater accuracy of fire. As a military firearm it has superseded the musket.
Rifle (n.) A body of soldiers armed with rifles.
Rifle (n.) A strip of wood covered with emery or a similar material, used for sharpening scythes.
Rifle (v. t.) To grove; to channel; especially, to groove internally with spiral channels; as, to rifle a gun barrel or a cannon.
Rifle (v. t.) To whet with a rifle. See Rifle, n., 3.
Rigel (n.) A fixed star of the first magnitude in the left foot of the constellation Orion.
Right (a.) Straight; direct; not crooked; as, a right
Right (a.) Upright; erect from a base; having an upright axis; not oblique; as, right ascension; a right pyramid or cone.
Right (a.) Conformed to the constitution of man and the will of God, or to justice and equity; not deviating from the true and just; according with truth and duty; just; true.
Right (a.) Fit; suitable; proper; correct; becoming; as, the right man in the right place; the right way from London to Oxford.
Right (a.) Characterized by reality or genuineness; real; actual; not spurious.
Right (a.) According with truth; passing a true judgment; conforming to fact or intent; not mistaken or wrong; not erroneous; correct; as, this is the right faith.
Right (a.) Most favorable or convenient; fortunate.
Right (a.) Of or pertaining to that side of the body in man on which the muscular action is usually stronger than on the other side; -- opposed to left when used in reference to a part of the body; as, the right side, hand, arm. Also applied to the corresponding side of the lower animals.
Right (a.) Well placed, disposed, or adjusted; orderly; well regulated; correctly done.
Right (a.) Designed to be placed or worn outward; as, the right side of a piece of cloth.
Right (adv.) In a right manner.
Right (adv.) In a right or straight
Right (adv.) Exactly; just.
Right (adv.) According to the law or will of God; conforming to the standard of truth and justice; righteously; as, to live right; to judge right.
Right (adv.) According to any rule of art; correctly.
Right (adv.) According to fact or truth; actually; truly; really; correctly; exactly; as, to tell a story right.
Right (adv.) In a great degree; very; wholly; unqualifiedly; extremely; highly; as, right humble; right noble; right valiant.
Right (a.) That which is right or correct.
Right (a.) The straight course; adherence to duty; obedience to lawful authority, divine or human; freedom from guilt, -- the opposite of moral wrong.
Right (a.) A true statement; freedom from error of falsehood; adherence to truth or fact.
Right (a.) A just judgment or action; that which is true or proper; justice; uprightness; integrity.
Right (a.) That to which one has a just claim.
Right (a.) That which one has a natural claim to exact.
Right (a.) That which one has a legal or social claim to do or to exact; legal power; authority; as, a sheriff has a right to arrest a criminal.
Right (a.) That which justly belongs to one; that which one has a claim to possess or own; the interest or share which anyone has in a piece of property; title; claim; interest; ownership.
Right (a.) Privilege or immunity granted by authority.
Right (a.) The right side; the side opposite to the left.
Right (a.) In some legislative bodies of Europe (as in France), those members collectively who are conservatives or monarchists. See Center, 5.
Right (a.) The outward or most finished surface, as of a piece of cloth, a carpet, etc.
Right (a.) To bring or restore to the proper or natural position; to set upright; to make right or straight (that which has been wrong or crooked); to correct.
Right (a.) To do justice to; to relieve from wrong; to restore rights to; to assert or regain the rights of; as, to right the oppressed; to right one's self; also, to vindicate.
Right (v. i.) To recover the proper or natural condition or position; to become upright.
Right (v. i.) Hence, to regain an upright position, as a ship or boat, after careening.
Rigid (a.) Firm; stiff; unyielding; not pliant; not flexible.
Rigid (a.) Hence, not lax or indulgent; severe; inflexible; strict; as, a rigid father or master; rigid discip
Rigol (n.) A circle; hence, a diadem.
Rigor (n.) Rigidity; stiffness.
Rigor (n.) A sense of chil
Rigor (n.) The becoming stiff or rigid; the state of being rigid; rigidity; stiffness; hardness.
Rigor (n.) See 1st Rigor, 2.
Rigor (n.) Severity of climate or season; inclemency; as, the rigor of the storm; the rigors of winter.
Rigor (n.) Stiffness of opinion or temper; rugged sternness; hardness; relentless severity; hard-heartedness; cruelty.
Rigor (n.) Exactness without allowance, deviation, or indulgence; strictness; as, the rigor of criticism; to execute a law with rigor; to enforce moral duties with rigor; -- opposed to lenity.
Rigor (n.) Severity of life; austerity; voluntary submission to pain, abstinence, or mortification.
Rigor (n.) Violence; force; fury.
Riled (imp. & p. p.) of Rile
Rille (n.) One of certain narrow, crooked valleys seen, by aid of the telescope, on the surface of the moon.
Rimae (pl. ) of Rima
Rimed (imp. & p. p.) of Rime
Rimer (n.) A rhymer; a versifier.
Rimer (n.) A tool for shaping the rimes of a ladder.
Rimey (v. t.) To compose in rhyme; to versify.
Rindy (a.) Having a rind or skin.
Rined (a.) Having a rind
Rinse (v. t.) To wash lightly; to cleanse with a second or repeated application of water after washing.
Rinse (v. t.) To cleancse by the introduction of water; -- applied especially to hollow vessels; as, to rinse a bottle.
Rinse (n.) The act of rinsing.
Ripen (v. i.) To grow ripe; to become mature, as grain, fruit, flowers, and the like; as, grapes ripen in the sun.
Ripen (v. i.) To approach or come to perfection.
Ripen (v. t.) To cause to mature; to make ripe; as, the warm days ripened the corn.
Ripen (v. t.) To mature; to fit or prepare; to bring to perfection; as, to ripen the judgment.
Risen (p. p.) of Rise
Risen () p. p. & a. from Rise.
Risen (p. p. & a.) Obs. imp. pl. of Rise.
Riser (n.) One who rises; as, an early riser.
Riser (n.) The upright piece of a step, from tread to tread.
Riser (n.) Any small upright face, as of a seat, platform, veranda, or the like.
Riser (n.) A shaft excavated from below upward.
Riser (n.) A feed head. See under Feed, n.
Risky (a.) Attended with risk or danger; hazardous.
Risse () imp. of Rise.
Rival (n.) A person having a common right or privilege with another; a partner.
Rival (n.) One who is in pursuit of the same object as another; one striving to reach or obtain something which another is attempting to obtain, and which one only can posses; a competitor; as, rivals in love; rivals for a crown.
Rival (a.) Having the same pretensions or claims; standing in competition for superiority; as, rival lovers; rival claims or pretensions.
Rival (v. t.) To stand in competition with; to strive to gain some object in opposition to; as, to rival one in love.
Rival (v. t.) To strive to equal or exel; to emulate.
Rival (v. i.) To be in rivalry.
Rived (imp.) of Rive
Rived (p. p.) of Rive
Riven () of Rive
Rivel (v. t.) To contract into wrinkles; to shrivel; to shrink; as, riveled fruit; riveled flowers.
Rivel (n.) A wrinkle; a rimple.
Riven () p. p. & a. from Rive.
River (n.) One who rives or splits.
River (n.) A large stream of water flowing in a bed or channel and emptying into the ocean, a sea, a lake, or another stream; a stream larger than a rivulet or brook.
River (n.) Fig.: A large stream; copious flow; abundance; as, rivers of blood; rivers of oil.
River (v. i.) To hawk by the side of a river; to fly hawks at river fowl.
Rivet (n.) A metallic pin with a head, used for uniting two plates or pieces of material together, by passing it through them and then beating or pressing down the point so that it shall spread out and form a second head; a pin or bolt headed or clinched at both ends.
Rivet (v. t.) To fasten with a rivet, or with rivets; as, to rivet two pieces of iron.
Rivet (v. t.) To spread out the end or point of, as of a metallic pin, rod, or bolt, by beating or pressing, so as to form a sort of head.
Rivet (v. t.) Hence, to fasten firmly; to make firm, strong, or immovable; as, to rivet friendship or affection.
Siaga (n.) The ahu, or jairou.
Sibyl (n.) A woman supposed to be endowed with a spirit of prophecy.
Sibyl (n.) A female fortune teller; a pythoness; a prophetess.
Sicca (n.) A seal; a coining die; -- used adjectively to designate the silver currency of the Mogul emperors, or the Indian rupee of 192 grains.
Sicer (n.) A strong drink; cider.
Siker (a.) Sure; certain; trusty.
Siker (adv.) Surely; certainly.
Sicle (n.) A shekel.
Sided (imp. & p. p.) of Side
Sided (a.) Having (such or so many) sides; -- used in composition; as, one-sided; many-sided.
Sider (n.) One who takes a side.
Sider (n.) Cider.
Sidle (v. t.) To go or move with one side foremost; to move sidewise; as, to sidle through a crowd or narrow opening.
Siege (n.) A seat; especially, a royal seat; a throne.
Siege (n.) Hence, place or situation; seat.
Siege (n.) Rank; grade; station; estimation.
Siege (n.) Passage of excrements; stool; fecal matter.
Siege (n.) The sitting of an army around or before a fortified place for the purpose of compelling the garrison to surrender; the surrounding or investing of a place by an army, and approaching it by passages and advanced works, which cover the besiegers from the enemy's fire. See the Note under Blockade.
Siege (n.) Hence, a continued attempt to gain possession.
Siege (n.) The floor of a glass-furnace.
Siege (n.) A workman's bench.
Siege (v. t.) To besiege; to beset.
Sieur (n.) Sir; -- a title of respect used by the French.
Sieva (n.) A small variety of the Lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus).
Sieve (n.) A utensil for separating the finer and coarser parts of a pulverized or granulated substance from each other. It consist of a vessel, usually shallow, with the bottom perforated, or made of hair, wire, or the like, woven in meshes.
Sieve (n.) A kind of coarse basket.
Sifac (n.) The white indris of Madagascar. It is regarded by the natives as sacred.
Sight (v. t.) The act of seeing; perception of objects by the eye; view; as, to gain sight of land.
Sight (v. t.) The power of seeing; the faculty of vision, or of perceiving objects by the instrumentality of the eyes.
Sight (v. t.) The state of admitting unobstructed vision; visibility; open view; region which the eye at one time surveys; space through which the power of vision extends; as, an object within sight.
Sight (v. t.) A spectacle; a view; a show; something worth seeing.
Sight (v. t.) The instrument of seeing; the eye.
Sight (v. t.) Inspection; examination; as, a letter intended for the sight of only one person.
Sight (v. t.) Mental view; opinion; judgment; as, in their sight it was harmless.
Sight (v. t.) A small aperture through which objects are to be seen, and by which their direction is settled or ascertained; as, the sight of a quadrant.
Sight (v. t.) A small piece of metal, fixed or movable, on the breech, muzzle, center, or trunnion of a gun, or on the breech and the muzzle of a rifle, pistol, etc., by means of which the eye is guided in aiming.
Sight (v. t.) In a drawing, picture, etc., that part of the surface, as of paper or canvas, which is within the frame or the border or margin. In a frame or the like, the open space, the opening.
Sight (v. t.) A great number, quantity, or sum; as, a sight of money.
Sight (v. t.) To get sight of; to see; as, to sight land; to sight a wreck.
Sight (v. t.) To look at through a sight; to see accurately; as, to sight an object, as a star.
Sight (v. t.) To apply sights to; to adjust the sights of; also, to give the proper elevation and direction to by means of a sight; as, to sight a rifle or a cannon.
Sight (v. i.) To take aim by a sight.
Sigil (n.) A seal; a signature.
Sigla (n. pl.) The signs, abbreviations, letters, or characters standing for words, shorthand, etc., in ancient manuscripts, or on coins, medals, etc.
Sigma (n.) The Greek letter /, /, or / (English S, or s). It originally had the form of the English C.
-ries (pl. ) of Signatory
Siker (n.) Alt. of Sikerness
Sikhs (n. pl.) A religious sect noted for warlike traits, founded in the Punjab at the end of the 15th century.
Silex (n.) Silica, SiO2 as found in nature, constituting quarz, and most sands and sandstones. See Silica, and Silicic.
Silky (superl.) Of or pertaining to silk; made of, or resembling, silk; silken; silklike; as, a silky luster.
Silky (superl.) Hence, soft and smooth; as, silky wine.
Silky (superl.) Covered with soft hairs pressed close to the surface, as a leaf; sericeous.
Silly (n.) Happy; fortunate; blessed.
Silly (n.) Harmless; innocent; inoffensive.
Silly (n.) Weak; helpless; frail.
Silly (n.) Rustic; plain; simple; humble.
Silly (n.) Weak in intellect; destitute of ordinary strength of mind; foolish; witless; simple; as, a silly woman.
Silly (n.) Proceeding from want of understanding or common judgment; characterized by weakness or folly; unwise; absurd; stupid; as, silly conduct; a silly question.
Silty (a.) Full of silt; resembling silt.
Silva (n.) The forest trees of a region or country, considered collectively.
Silva (n.) A description or history of the forest trees of a country.
Simar (n.) A woman's long dress or robe; also light covering; a scarf.
Simia (n.) A Linnaean genus of Quadrumana which included the types of numerous modern genera. By modern writers it is usually restricted to the genus which includes the orang-outang.
-ties (pl. ) of Similarity
Since (adv.) From a definite past time until now; as, he went a month ago, and I have not seen him since.
Since (adv.) In the time past, counting backward from the present; before this or now; ago.
Since (adv.) When or that.
Since (prep.) From the time of; in or during the time subsequent to; subsequently to; after; -- usually with a past event or time for the object.
Since (conj.) Seeing that; because; considering; -- formerly followed by that.
Sinch (n.) A saddle girth made of leather, canvas, woven horsehair, or woven grass.
Sinch (v. t.) To gird with a sinch; to tighten the sinch or girth of (a saddle); as, to sinch up a sadle.
Sinew (n.) A tendon or tendonous tissue. See Tendon.
Sinew (n.) Muscle; nerve.
Sinew (n.) Fig.: That which supplies strength or power.
Sinew (v. t.) To knit together, or make strong with, or as with, sinews.
Singe (v. t.) To burn slightly or superficially; to burn the surface of; to burn the ends or outside of; as, to singe the hair or the skin.
Singe (v. t.) To remove the nap of (cloth), by passing it rapidly over a red-hot bar, or over a flame, preliminary to dyeing it.
Singe (v. t.) To remove the hair or down from (a plucked chicken or the like) by passing it over a flame.
Singe (n.) A burning of the surface; a slight burn.
Sinto () Alt. of Sintoist
Sintu () Alt. of Sintoist
Sinus (pl. ) of Sinus
Sinus (n.) An opening; a hollow; a bending.
Sinus (n.) A bay of the sea; a recess in the shore.
Sinus (n.) A cavity; a depression.
Sinus (n.) A cavity in a bone or other part, either closed or with a narrow opening.
Sinus (n.) A dilated vessel or canal.
Sinus (n.) A narrow, elongated cavity, in which pus is collected; an elongated abscess with only a small orifice.
Sinus (n.) A depression between adjoining lobes.
Sioux (n. sing. & pl.) See Dakotas.
Sipid (a.) Having a taste or flavorl savory; sapid.
Sired (imp. & p. p.) of Sire
Siren (n.) One of three sea nymphs, -- or, according to some writers, of two, -- said to frequent an island near the coast of Italy, and to sing with such sweetness that they lured mariners to destruction.
Siren (n.) An enticing, dangerous woman.
Siren (n.) Something which is insidious or deceptive.
Siren (n.) A mermaid.
Siren (n.) Any long, slender amphibian of the genus Siren or family Sirenidae, destitute of hind legs and pelvis, and having permanent external gills as well as lungs. They inhabit the swamps, lagoons, and ditches of the Southern United States. The more common species (Siren lacertina) is dull lead-gray in color, and becames two feet long.
Siren (n.) An instrument for producing musical tones and for ascertaining the number of sound waves or vibrations per second which produce a note of a given pitch. The sounds are produced by a perforated rotating disk or disks. A form with two disks operated by steam or highly compressed air is used sounding an alarm to vessels in fog.
Siren (a.) Of or pertaining to a siren; bewitching, like a siren; fascinating; alluring; as, a siren song.
Siroc (n.) See Sirocco.
Sirup (n.) Alt. of Syrup
Syrup (n.) A thick and viscid liquid made from the juice of fruits, herbs, etc., boiled with sugar.
Syrup (n.) A thick and viscid saccharine solution of superior quality (as sugarhouse sirup or molasses, maple sirup); specifically, in pharmacy and often in cookery, a saturated solution of sugar and water (simple sirup), or such a solution flavored or medicated.
Sisel (n.) The suslik.
Siser (n.) Cider. See Sicer.
Sited (a.) Having a site; situated.
Sithe (n.) Time.
Sithe (v. i.) To sigh.
Sithe (n.) A scythe.
Sithe (v. t.) To cut with a scythe; to scythe.
Situs (n.) The method in which the parts of a plant are arranged; also, the position of the parts.
Sivan (n.) The third month of the Jewish ecclesiastical year; -- supposed to correspond nearly with our month of June.
Siver (v. i.) To simmer.
Siwin (n.) Same as Sewen.
Sixth (a.) First after the fifth; next in order after the fifth.
Sixth (a.) Constituting or being one of six equal parts into which anything is divided.
Sixth (n.) The quotient of a unit divided by six; one of six equal parts which form a whole.
Sixth (n.) The next in order after the fifth.
Sixth (n.) The interval embracing six diatonic degrees of the scale.
Sixty (a.) Six times ten; fifty-nine and one more; threescore.
Sixty (n.) The sum of six times ten; sixty units or objects.
Sixty (n.) A symbol representing sixty units, as 60, lx., or LX.
Sizar (n.) One of a body of students in the universities of Cambridge (Eng.) and Dublin, who, having passed a certain examination, are exempted from paying college fees and charges. A sizar corresponded to a servitor at Oxford.
Sized (imp. & p. p.) of Size
Sized (a.) Adjusted according to size.
Sized (a.) Having a particular size or magnitude; -- chiefly used in compounds; as, large-sized; common-sized.
Sizel (n.) Same as Scissel, 2.
Sizer (n.) See Sizar.
Sizer (n.) An instrument or contrivance to size articles, or to determine their size by a standard, or to separate and distribute them according to size.
Sizer (n.) An instrument or tool for bringing anything to an exact size.
Tiara (n.) A form of headdress worn by the ancient Persians. According to Xenophon, the royal tiara was encircled with a diadem, and was high and erect, while those of the people were flexible, or had rims turned over.
Tiara (n.) The pope's triple crown. It was at first a round, high cap, but was afterward encompassed with a crown, subsequently with a second, and finally with a third. Fig.: The papal dignity.
Tibia (n.) The inner, or preaxial, and usually the larger, of the two bones of the leg or hind limb below the knee.
Tibia (n.) The fourth joint of the leg of an insect. See Illust. under Coleoptera, and under Hexapoda.
Tibia (n.) A musical instrument of the flute kind, originally made of the leg bone of an animal.
Tical (n.) A bean-shaped coin of Siam, worth about sixty cents; also, a weight equal to 236 grains troy.
Tical (n.) A money of account in China, reckoning at about $1.60; also, a weight of about four ounces avoirdupois.
Tidal (a.) Of or pertaining to tides; caused by tides; having tides; periodically rising and falling, or following and ebbing; as, tidal waters.
Tidde (obs.) imp. of Tide, v. i.
Tided (a.) Affected by the tide; having a tide.
Tight () of Tie
Tying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tie
Tiger (n.) A very large and powerful carnivore (Felis tigris) native of Southern Asia and the East Indies. Its back and sides are tawny or rufous yellow, transversely striped with black, the tail is ringed with black, the throat and belly are nearly white. When full grown, it equals or exceeds the lion in size and strength. Called also royal tiger, and Bengal tiger.
Tiger (n.) Fig.: A ferocious, bloodthirsty person.
Tiger (n.) A servant in livery, who rides with his master or mistress.
Tiger (n.) A kind of growl or screech, after cheering; as, three cheers and a tiger.
Tiger (n.) A pneumatic box or pan used in refining sugar.
Tight () p. p. of Tie.
Tight (superl.) Firmly held together; compact; not loose or open; as, tight cloth; a tight knot.
Tight (superl.) Close, so as not to admit the passage of a liquid or other fluid; not leaky; as, a tight ship; a tight cask; a tight room; -- often used in this sense as the second member of a compound; as, water-tight; air-tight.
Tight (superl.) Fitting close, or too close, to the body; as, a tight coat or other garment.
Tight (superl.) Not ragged; whole; neat; tidy.
Tight (superl.) Close; parsimonious; saving; as, a man tight in his dealings.
Tight (superl.) Not slack or loose; firmly stretched; taut; -- applied to a rope, chain, or the like, extended or stretched out.
Tight (superl.) Handy; adroit; brisk.
Tight (superl.) Somewhat intoxicated; tipsy.
Tight (superl.) Pressing; stringent; not easy; firmly held; dear; -- said of money or the money market. Cf. Easy, 7.
Tight (v. t.) To tighten.
Tikus (n.) The bulau.
Tilde (n.) The accentual mark placed over n, and sometimes over l, in Spanish words [thus, ?, /], indicating that, in pronunciation, the sound of the following vowel is to be preceded by that of the initial, or consonantal, y.
Tiled (imp. & p. p.) of Tile
Tiler (n.) A man whose occupation is to cover buildings with tiles.
Tiler (n.) A doorkeeper or attendant at a lodge of Freemasons.
Tilth (n.) The state of being tilled, or prepared for a crop; culture; as, land is good tilth.
Tilth (n.) That which is tilled; tillage ground.
Timal (n.) The blue titmouse.
Times (pl. ) of Time
Timed (imp. & p. p.) of Time
Timer (n.) A timekeeper; especially, a watch by which small intervals of time can be measured; a kind of stop watch. It is used for timing the speed of horses, machinery, etc.
Timid (a.) Wanting courage to meet danger; easily frightened; timorous; not bold; fearful; shy.
Tinct (a.) Tined; tinged.
Tinct (n.) Color; tinge; tincture; tint.
Tinct (v. t.) To color or stain; to imblue; to tint.
Tinea (n.) A name applied to various skin diseases, but especially to ringworm. See Ringworm, and Sycosis.
Tinea (n.) A genus of small Lepidoptera, including the clothes moths and carpet moths.
Tined (a.) Furnished with tines; as, a three-tined fork.
Tinet (n.) Brushwood and thorns for making and repairing hedges.
Tinge (v. t.) To imbue or impregnate with something different or foreign; as, to tinge a decoction with a bitter taste; to affect in some degree with the qualities of another substance, either by mixture, or by application to the surface; especially, to color slightly; to stain; as, to tinge a blue color with red; an infusion tinged with a yellow color by saffron.
Tinge (n.) A degree, usually a slight degree, of some color, taste, or something foreign, infused into another substance or mixture, or added to it; tincture; color; dye; hue; shade; taste.
Tinny (a.) Pertaining to, abounding with, or resembling, tin.
Tinto (n.) A red Madeira wine, wanting the high aroma of the white sorts, and, when old, resembling tawny port.
Tipsy (superl.) Being under the influence of strong drink; rendered weak or foolish by liquor, but not absolutely or completely drunk; fuddled; intoxicated.
Tipsy (superl.) Staggering, as if from intoxication; reeling.
Tired (imp. & p. p.) of Tire
Tired (a.) Weary; fatigued; exhausted.
Tirma (n.) The oyster catcher.
'T is () A common contraction of it is.
Tisar (n.) The fireplace at the side of an annealing oven.
Tisic (a.) Alt. of Tisical
Tisic (n.) Consumption; phthisis. See Phthisis.
Tisri (n.) The seventh month of the Jewish ecclesiastical year, answering to a part of September with a part of October.
Titan (a.) Titanic.
Tithe (n.) A tenth; the tenth part of anything; specifically, the tenthpart of the increase arising from the profits of land and stock, allotted to the clergy for their support, as in England, or devoted to religious or charitable uses. Almost all the tithes of England and Wales are commuted by law into rent charges.
Tithe (n.) Hence, a small part or proportion.
Tithe (a.) Tenth.
Tithe (v. t.) To levy a tenth part on; to tax to the amount of a tenth; to pay tithes on.
Tithe (v. i.) Tp pay tithes.
Title (n.) An inscription put over or upon anything as a name by which it is known.
Title (n.) The inscription in the beginning of a book, usually containing the subject of the work, the author's and publisher's names, the date, etc.
Title (n.) The panel for the name, between the bands of the back of a book.
Title (n.) A section or division of a subject, as of a law, a book, specif. (Roman & Canon Laws), a chapter or division of a law book.
Title (n.) An appellation of dignity, distinction, or preeminence (hereditary or acquired), given to persons, as duke marquis, honorable, esquire, etc.
Title (n.) A name; an appellation; a designation.
Title (n.) That which constitutes a just cause of exclusive possession; that which is the foundation of ownership of property, real or personal; a right; as, a good title to an estate, or an imperfect title.
Title (n.) The instrument which is evidence of a right.
Title (n.) That by which a beneficiary holds a benefice.
Title (n.) A church to which a priest was ordained, and where he was to reside.
Title (n.) To call by a title; to name; to entitle.
Titty (n.) A little teat; a nipple.
Tiver (n.) A kind of ocher which is used in some parts of England in marking sheep.
Tiver (v. t.) To mark with tiver.
Viage (n.) A voyage; a journey.
Viand (n.) An article of food; provisions; food; victuals; -- used chiefly in the plural.
Viary (a.) Of or pertaining to roads; happening on roads.
Vicar (n.) One deputed or authorized to perform the functions of another; a substitute in office; a deputy.
Vicar (n.) The incumbent of an appropriated benefice.
Viced (imp. & p. p.) of Vice
Viced (a.) Vicious; corrupt.
Vying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vie
Viewy (a.) Having peculiar views; fanciful; visionary; unpractical; as, a viewy person.
Viewy (a.) Spectacular; pleasing to the eye or the imagination.
Vifda (n.) In the Orkney and Shetland Islands, beef and mutton hung and dried, but not salted.
Vigil (v. i.) Abstinence from sleep, whether at a time when sleep is customary or not; the act of keeping awake, or the state of being awake, or the state of being awake; sleeplessness; wakefulness; watch.
Vigil (v. i.) Hence, devotional watching; waking for prayer, or other religious exercises.
Vigil (v. i.) Originally, the watch kept on the night before a feast.
Vigil (v. i.) Later, the day and the night preceding a feast.
Vigil (v. i.) A religious service performed in the evening preceding a feast.
Vigor (n.) Active strength or force of body or mind; capacity for exertion, physically, intellectually, or morally; force; energy.
Vigor (n.) Strength or force in animal or force in animal or vegetable nature or action; as, a plant grows with vigor.
Vigor (n.) Strength; efficacy; potency.
Vigor (v. t.) To invigorate.
Viled (a.) Abusive; scurrilous; defamatory; vile.
Villa (n.) A country seat; a country or suburban residence of some pretensions to elegance.
Villi (n.) pl. of Villus.
Villi (pl. ) of Villus
Vimen (n.) A long, slender, flexible shoot or branch.
Vined (a.) Having leaves like those of the vine; ornamented with vine leaves.
Viner (n.) A vinedresser.
Vinic (a.) Of or pertaining to wine; as, vinic alcohol.
Vinny (a.) Vinnewed.
Vinyl (n.) The hypothetical radical C2H3, regarded as the characteristic residue of ethylene and that related series of unsaturated hydrocarbons with which the allyl compounds are homologous.
Viola (n.) A genus of polypetalous herbaceous plants, including all kinds of violets.
Viola (n.) An instrument in form and use resembling the violin, but larger, and a fifth lower in compass.
Viole (n.) A vial.
Viper (a.) Any one of numerous species of Old World venomous makes belonging to Vipera, Clotho, Daboia, and other genera of the family Viperidae.
Viper (a.) A dangerous, treacherous, or malignant person.
Vireo (n.) Any one of numerous species of American singing birds belonging to Vireo and allied genera of the family Vireonidae. In many of the species the back is greenish, or olive-colored. Called also greenlet.
Virge (n.) A wand. See Verge.
Virgo (n.) A sign of the zodiac which the sun enters about the 21st of August, marked thus [/] in almanacs.
Virgo (n.) A constellation of the zodiac, now occupying chiefly the sign Libra, and containing the bright star Spica.
Virid (a.) Green.
Virtu (n.) A love of the fine arts; a taste for curiosities.
Virus (v. i.) Contagious or poisonous matter, as of specific ulcers, the bite of snakes, etc.; -- applied to organic poisons.
Virus (v. i.) The special contagion, inappreciable to the senses and acting in exceedingly minute quantities, by which a disease is introduced into the organism and maintained there.
Virus (v. i.) Fig.: Any morbid corrupting quality in intellectual or moral conditions; something that poisons the mind or the soul; as, the virus of obscene books.
Visit (v. t.) To go or come to see, as for the purpose of friendship, business, curiosity, etc.; to attend; to call upon; as, the physician visits his patient.
Visit (v. t.) To go or come to see for inspection, examination, correction of abuses, etc.; to examine, to inspect; as, a bishop visits his diocese; a superintendent visits persons or works under his charge.
Visit (v. t.) To come to for the purpose of chastising, rewarding, comforting; to come upon with reward or retribution; to appear before or judge; as, to visit in mercy; to visit one in wrath.
Visit (v. i.) To make a visit or visits; to maintain visiting relations; to practice calling on others.
Visit (v. t.) The act of visiting, or going to see a person or thing; a brief stay of business, friendship, ceremony, curiosity, or the like, usually longer than a call; as, a visit of civility or respect; a visit to Saratoga; the visit of a physician.
Visit (v. t.) The act of going to view or inspect; an official or formal inspection; examination; visitation; as, the visit of a trustee or inspector.
Visne (n.) Neighborhood; vicinity; venue. See Venue.
Vison (n.) The mink.
Visor (n.) A part of a helmet, arranged so as to lift or open, and so show the face. The openings for seeing and breathing are generally in it.
Visor (n.) A mask used to disfigure or disguise.
Visor (n.) The fore piece of a cap, projecting over, and protecting the eyes.
Vista (n.) A view; especially, a view through or between intervening objects, as trees; a view or prospect through an avenue, or the like; hence, the trees or other objects that form the avenue.
Visto (n.) A vista; a prospect.
Vital (a.) Belonging or relating to life, either animal or vegetable; as, vital energies; vital functions; vital actions.
Vital (a.) Contributing to life; necessary to, or supporting, life; as, vital blood.
Vital (a.) Containing life; living.
Vital (a.) Being the seat of life; being that on which life depends; mortal.
Vital (a.) Very necessary; highly important; essential.
Vital (a.) Capable of living; in a state to live; viable.
Vital (n.) A vital part; one of the vitals.
Vitis (n.) A genus of plants including all true grapevines.
Vitoe (a.) See Durukuli.
Vitta (n.) One of the oil tubes in the fruit of umbelliferous plants.
Vitta (n.) A band, or stripe, of color.
Vivda (n.) See Vifda.
Vives (n.) A disease of brute animals, especially of horses, seated in the glands under the ear, where a tumor is formed which sometimes ends in suppuration.
Vivid (a.) True to the life; exhibiting the appearance of life or freshness; animated; spirited; bright; strong; intense; as, vivid colors.
Vivid (a.) Forming brilliant images, or painting in lively colors; lively; sprightly; as, a vivid imagination.
Vixen (n.) A female fox.
Vixen (n.) A cross, ill-tempered person; -- formerly used of either sex, now only of a woman.
Vizir (n.) See Vizier.
Vizor (n.) See Visor.
Wicke (a.) Wicked.
Widdy (n.) A rope or halter made of flexible twigs, or withes, as of birch.
Widen (v. t.) To make wide or wider; to extend in breadth; to increase the width of; as, to widen a field; to widen a breach; to widen a stocking.
Widen (v. i.) To grow wide or wider; to enlarge; to spread; to extend.
Widow (n.) A woman who has lost her husband by death, and has not married again; one living bereaved of a husband.
Widow (a.) Widowed.
Widow (v. t.) To reduce to the condition of a widow; to bereave of a husband; -- rarely used except in the past participle.
Widow (v. t.) To deprive of one who is loved; to strip of anything beloved or highly esteemed; to make desolate or bare; to bereave.
Widow (v. t.) To endow with a widow's right.
Widow (v. t.) To become, or survive as, the widow of.
Width (n.) The quality of being wide; extent from side to side; breadth; wideness; as, the width of cloth; the width of a door.
Widwe (n.) A widow.
Wield (v. t.) To govern; to rule; to keep, or have in charge; also, to possess.
Wield (v. t.) To direct or regulate by influence or authority; to manage; to control; to sway.
Wield (v. t.) To use with full command or power, as a thing not too heavy for the holder; to manage; to handle; hence, to use or employ; as, to wield a sword; to wield the scepter.
Wiery (a.) Wet; moist; marshy.
Wiery (a.) Wiry.
Wives (pl. ) of Wife
Wigan (n.) A kind of canvaslike cotton fabric, used to stiffen and protect the lower part of trousers and of the skirts of women's dresses, etc.; -- so called from Wigan, the name of a town in Lancashire, England.
Wight (n.) Weight.
Wight (n.) A whit; a bit; a jot.
Wight (n.) A supernatural being.
Wight (n.) A human being; a person, either male or female; -- now used chiefly in irony or burlesque, or in humorous language.
Wight (a.) Swift; nimble; agile; strong and active.
Wikke (a.) Wicked.
Would (imp.) of Will
Willy (n.) A large wicker basket.
Willy (n.) Same as 1st Willow, 2.
Wilne (v. t.) To wish; to desire.
Wilwe (n.) Willow.
Wince (v. i.) To shrink, as from a blow, or from pain; to flinch; to start back.
Wince (v. i.) To kick or flounce when unsteady, or impatient at a rider; as, a horse winces.
Wince (n.) The act of one who winces.
Wince (n.) A reel used in dyeing, steeping, or washing cloth; a winch. It is placed over the division wall between two wince pits so as to allow the cloth to descend into either compartment. at will.
Winch (v. i.) To wince; to shrink; to kick with impatience or uneasiness.
Winch (n.) A kick, as of a beast, from impatience or uneasiness.
Winch (n.) A crank with a handle, for giving motion to a machine, a grindstone, etc.
Winch (n.) An instrument with which to turn or strain something forcibly.
Winch (n.) An axle or drum turned by a crank with a handle, or by power, for raising weights, as from the hold of a ship, from mines, etc.; a windlass.
Winch (n.) A wince.
Wound (imp. & p. p.) of Wind
Wound (imp. & p. p.) of Wind
Windy (superl.) Consisting of wind; accompanied or characterized by wind; exposed to wind.
Windy (superl.) Next the wind; windward.
Windy (superl.) Tempestuous; boisterous; as, windy weather.
Windy (superl.) Serving to occasion wind or gas in the intestines; flatulent; as, windy food.
Windy (superl.) Attended or caused by wind, or gas, in the intestines.
Windy (superl.) Fig.: Empty; airy.
Wingy (a.) Having wings; rapid.
Wingy (a.) Soaring with wings, or as if with wings; volatile airy.
Winze (n.) A small shaft sunk from one level to another, as for the purpose of ventilation.
Wiped (imp. & p. p.) of Wipe
Wiper (n.) One who, or that which, wipes.
Wiper (n.) Something used for wiping, as a towel or rag.
Wiper (n.) A piece generally projecting from a rotating or swinging piece, as an axle or rock shaft, for the purpose of raising stampers, lifting rods, or the like, and leaving them to fall by their own weight; a kind of cam.
Wiper (n.) A rod, or an attachment for a rod, for holding a rag with which to wipe out the bore of the barrel.
Wired (imp. & p. p.) of Wire
Wisly (adv.) Certainly.
Wisse (a.) To show; to teach; to inform; to guide; to direct.
Witch (n.) A cone of paper which is placed in a vessel of lard or other fat, and used as a taper.
Witch (n.) One who practices the black art, or magic; one regarded as possessing supernatural or magical power by compact with an evil spirit, esp. with the Devil; a sorcerer or sorceress; -- now applied chiefly or only to women, but formerly used of men as well.
Witch (n.) An ugly old woman; a hag.
Witch (n.) One who exercises more than common power of attraction; a charming or bewitching person; also, one given to mischief; -- said especially of a woman or child.
Witch (n.) A certain curve of the third order, described by Maria Agnesi under the name versiera.
Witch (n.) The stormy petrel.
Witch (v. t.) To bewitch; to fascinate; to enchant.
Witen () pl. pres. of Wit.
Withe (n.) A flexible, slender twig or branch used as a band; a willow or osier twig; a withy.
Withe (n.) A band consisting of a twig twisted.
Withe (n.) An iron attachment on one end of a mast or boom, with a ring, through which another mast or boom is rigged out and secured; a wythe.
Withe (n.) A partition between flues in a chimney.
Withe (v. t.) To bind or fasten with withes.
Withy (n.) The osier willow (Salix viminalis). See Osier, n. (a).
Withy (n.) A withe. See Withe, 1.
Withy (a.) Made of withes; like a withe; flexible and tough; also, abounding in withes.
Witts (n.) Tin ore freed from earthy matter by stamping.
Witty (n.) Possessed of wit; knowing; wise; skillful; judicious; clever; cunning.
Witty (n.) Especially, possessing wit or humor; good at repartee; droll; facetious; sometimes, sarcastic; as, a witty remark, poem, and the like.
Wived (imp. & p. p.) of Wive
Wiver (n.) Alt. of Wivern
Wives (n.) pl. of Wife.
Wizen (v. i.) To wither; to dry.
Wizen (a.) Wizened; thin; weazen; withered.
Wizen (n.) The weasand.
Yield (v. t.) To give in return for labor expended; to produce, as payment or interest on what is expended or invested; to pay; as, money at interest yields six or seven per cent.
Yield (v. t.) To furnish; to afford; to render; to give forth.
Yield (v. t.) To give up, as something that is claimed or demanded; to make over to one who has a claim or right; to resign; to surrender; to relinquish; as a city, an opinion, etc.
Yield (v. t.) To admit to be true; to concede; to allow.
Yield (v. t.) To permit; to grant; as, to yield passage.
Yield (v. t.) To give a reward to; to bless.
Yield (v. i.) To give up the contest; to submit; to surrender; to succumb.
Yield (v. i.) To comply with; to assent; as, I yielded to his request.
Yield (v. i.) To give way; to cease opposition; to be no longer a hindrance or an obstacle; as, men readily yield to the current of opinion, or to customs; the door yielded.
Yield (v. i.) To give place, as inferior in rank or excellence; as, they will yield to us in nothing.
Yield (n.) Amount yielded; product; -- applied especially to products resulting from growth or cultivation.
Zibet (n.) Alt. of Zibeth
Ziega (n.) Curd produced from milk by adding acetic acid, after rennet has ceased to cause coagulation.
Zilla (n.) A low, thorny, suffrutescent, crucifeous plant (Zilla myagroides) found in the deserts of Egypt. Its leaves are boiled in water, and eaten, by the Arabs.
Zinky (a.) See Zincky.
Zizel (n.) The suslik.
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Author: Mark McCracken is a corporate trainer and author living in Higashi Osaka, Japan. He is the author of thousands of online articles as well as the Business English textbook, "25 Business Skills in English".