5 letter words whose second letter is N
Anaks (n. pl.) A race of giants living in Palestine.
Ancle (n.) See Ankle.
Ancon (n.) The olecranon, or the elbow.
Ancon (n.) Alt. of Ancone
Anear (prep. & adv.) Near.
Anear (v. t. & i.) To near; to approach.
Anele (v. t.) To anoint.
Anele (v. t.) To give extreme unction to.
Anent (a.) Over against; as, he lives anent the church.
Anent (a.) About; concerning; in respect; as, he said nothing anent this particular.
Angel (n.) A messenger.
Angel (n.) A spiritual, celestial being, superior to man in power and intelligence. In the Scriptures the angels appear as God's messengers.
Angel (n.) One of a class of "fallen angels;" an evil spirit; as, the devil and his angels.
Angel (n.) A minister or pastor of a church, as in the Seven Asiatic churches.
Angel (n.) Attendant spirit; genius; demon.
Angel (n.) An appellation given to a person supposed to be of angelic goodness or love
Angel (n.) An ancient gold coin of England, bearing the figure of the archangel Michael. It varied in value from 6s. 8d. to 10s.
Anger (n.) Trouble; vexation; also, physical pain or smart of a sore, etc.
Anger (n.) A strong passion or emotion of displeasure or antagonism, excited by a real or supposed injury or insult to one's self or others, or by the intent to do such injury.
Anger (v. t.) To make painful; to cause to smart; to inflame.
Anger (v. t.) To excite to anger; to enrage; to provoke.
Angle (n.) The inclosed space near the point where two
Angle (n.) The figure made by. two
Angle (n.) The difference of direction of two
Angle (n.) A projecting or sharp corner; an angular fragment.
Angle (n.) A name given to four of the twelve astrological "houses."
Angle (n.) A fishhook; tackle for catching fish, consisting of a
Angle (v. i.) To fish with an angle (fishhook), or with hook and
Angle (v. i.) To use some bait or artifice; to intrigue; to scheme; as, to angle for praise.
Angle (v. t.) To try to gain by some insinuating artifice; to allure.
Angor (n.) Great anxiety accompanied by painful constriction at the upper part of the belly, often with palpitation and oppression.
Angry (superl.) Troublesome; vexatious; rigorous.
Angry (superl.) Inflamed and painful, as a sore.
Angry (superl.) Touched with anger; under the emotion of anger; feeling resentment; enraged; -- followed generally by with before a person, and at before a thing.
Angry (superl.) Showing anger; proceeding from anger; acting as if moved by anger; wearing the marks of anger; as, angry words or tones; an angry sky; angry waves.
Angry (superl.) Red.
Angry (superl.) Sharp; keen; stimulated.
Anigh (prep. & adv.) Nigh.
Anile (a.) Old-womanish; imbecile.
Anime (a.) Of a different tincture from the animal itself; -- said of the eyes of a rapacious animal.
Anime (n.) A resin exuding from a tropical American tree (Hymenaea courbaril), and much used by varnish makers.
Animi (pl. ) of Animus
Anion (n.) An electro-negative element, or the element which, in electro-chemical decompositions, is evolved at the anode; -- opposed to cation.
Anise (n.) An umbelliferous plant (Pimpinella anisum) growing naturally in Egypt, and cultivated in Spain, Malta, etc., for its carminative and aromatic seeds.
Anise (n.) The fruit or seeds of this plant.
Anker (n.) A liquid measure in various countries of Europe. The Dutch anker, formerly also used in England, contained about 10 of the old wine gallons, or 8/ imperial gallons.
Ankle (n.) The joint which connects the foot with the leg; the tarsus.
Annat (n.) A half years's stipend, over and above what is owing for the incumbency, due to a minister's heirs after his decease.
Annal (n.) See Annals.
Annex (v. t.) To join or attach; usually to subjoin; to affix; to append; -- followed by to.
Annex (v. t.) To join or add, as a smaller thing to a greater.
Annex (v. t.) To attach or connect, as a consequence, condition, etc.; as, to annex a penalty to a prohibition, or punishment to guilt.
Annex (v. i.) To join; to be united.
Annex (n.) Something annexed or appended; as, an additional stipulation to a writing, a subsidiary building to a main building; a wing.
Annoy (n.) To disturb or irritate, especially by continued or repeated acts; to tease; to ruffle in mind; to vex; as, I was annoyed by his remarks.
Annoy (n.) To molest, incommode, or harm; as, to annoy an army by impeding its march, or by a cannonade.
Annoy (n.) A feeling of discomfort or vexation caused by what one dislikes; also, whatever causes such a feeling; as, to work annoy.
Annul (a.) To reduce to nothing; to obliterate.
Annul (a.) To make void or of no effect; to nullify; to abolish; to do away with; -- used appropriately of laws, decrees, edicts, decisions of courts, or other established rules, permanent usages, and the like, which are made void by component authority.
Anode (n.) The positive pole of an electric battery, or more strictly the electrode by which the current enters the electrolyte on its way to the other pole; -- opposed to cathode.
Anoil (v. t.) To anoint with oil.
Anomy (n.) Disregard or violation of law.
Anona (n.) A genus of tropical or subtropical plants of the natural order Anonaceae, including the soursop.
Anorn (v. t.) To adorn.
Ansae (pl. ) of Ansa
An 't () An it, that is, and it or if it. See An, conj.
Antae (pl. ) of Anta
Antes (n. pl.) Antae. See Anta.
Antic (a.) Old; antique.
Antic (a.) Odd; fantastic; fanciful; grotesque; ludicrous.
Antic (n.) A buffoon or merry-andrew; one that practices odd gesticulations; the Fool of the old play.
Antic (n.) An odd imagery, device, or tracery; a fantastic figure.
Antic (n.) A grotesque trick; a piece of buffoonery; a caper.
Antic (n.) A grotesque representation.
Antic (n.) An antimask.
Antic (v. t.) To make appear like a buffoon.
Antic (v. i.) To perform antics.
Antre (n.) A cavern.
Antra (pl. ) of Antrum
Anura (n. pl.) One of the orders of amphibians characterized by the absence of a tail, as the frogs and toads.
Anury (n.) Nonsecretion or defective secretion of urine; ischury.
Anvil (n.) An iron block, usually with a steel face, upon which metals are hammered and shaped.
Anvil (n.) Anything resembling an anvil in shape or use.
Anvil (n.) the incus. See Incus.
Anvil (v. t.) To form or shape on an anvil; to hammer out; as, anviled armor.
Cnida (n.) One of the peculiar stinging, cells found in Coelenterata; a nematocyst; a lasso cell.
Enact (v. t.) To decree; to establish by legal and authoritative act; to make into a law; especially, to perform the legislative act with reference to (a bill) which gives it the validity of law.
Enact (v. t.) To act; to perform; to do; to effect.
Enact (v. t.) To act the part of; to represent; to play.
Enact (n.) Purpose; determination.
Enate (a.) Growing out.
Ended (imp. & p. p.) of End
Ender (n.) One who, or that which, makes an end of something; as, the ender of my life.
Endow (v. t.) To furnish with money or its equivalent, as a permanent fund for support; to make pecuniary provision for; to settle an income upon; especially, to furnish with dower; as, to endow a wife; to endow a public institution.
Endow (v. t.) To enrich or furnish with anything of the nature of a gift (as a quality or faculty); -- followed by with, rarely by of; as, man is endowed by his Maker with reason; to endow with privileges or benefits.
Endue (v. t.) To invest.
Endue (v. t.) An older spelling of Endow.
Eneid (n.) Same as Aeneid.
Enema (n.) An injection, or clyster, thrown into the rectum as a medicine, or to impart nourishment.
Enemy (n.) One hostile to another; one who hates, and desires or attempts the injury of, another; a foe; an adversary; as, an enemy of or to a person; an enemy to truth, or to falsehood.
Enemy (a.) Hostile; inimical.
Engle (n.) A favorite; a paramour; an ingle.
Engle (v. t.) To cajole or coax, as favorite.
Engyn () Variant of Engine.
Enjoy (v. t.) To take pleasure or satisfaction in the possession or experience of; to feel or perceive with pleasure; to be delighted with; as, to enjoy the dainties of a feast; to enjoy conversation.
Enjoy (v. t.) To have, possess, and use with satisfaction; to occupy or have the benefit of, as a good or profitable thing, or as something desirable; as, to enjoy a free constitution and religious liberty.
Enjoy (v. t.) To have sexual intercourse with.
Enjoy (v. i.) To take satisfaction; to live in happiness.
Enlay (v. t.) See Inlay.
Enmew (v. t.) See Emmew.
Ennew (v. t.) To make new.
Ennui (n.) A feeling of weariness and disgust; dullness and languor of spirits, arising from satiety or want of interest; tedium.
Enode (v. t.) To clear of knots; to make clear.
Enorm (a.) Enormous.
Ensky (v. t.) To place in the sky or in heaven.
Ensue (v. t.) To follow; to pursue; to follow and overtake.
Ensue (v. i.) To follow or come afterward; to follow as a consequence or in chronological succession; to result; as, an ensuing conclusion or effect; the year ensuing was a cold one.
Entad (adv.) Toward the inside or central part; away from the surface; -- opposed to ectad.
Ental (a.) Pertaining to, or situated near, central or deep parts; inner; -- opposed to ectal.
Enter (v. t.) To come or go into; to pass into the interior of; to pass within the outer cover or shell of; to penetrate; to pierce; as, to enter a house, a closet, a country, a door, etc.; the river enters the sea.
Enter (v. t.) To unite in; to join; to be admitted to; to become a member of; as, to enter an association, a college, an army.
Enter (v. t.) To engage in; to become occupied with; as, to enter the legal profession, the book trade, etc.
Enter (v. t.) To pass within the limits of; to attain; to begin; to commence upon; as, to enter one's teens, a new era, a new dispensation.
Enter (v. t.) To cause to go (into), or to be received (into); to put in; to insert; to cause to be admitted; as, to enter a knife into a piece of wood, a wedge into a log; to enter a boy at college, a horse for a race, etc.
Enter (v. t.) To inscribe; to enroll; to record; as, to enter a name, or a date, in a book, or a book in a catalogue; to enter the particulars of a sale in an account, a manifest of a ship or of merchandise at the customhouse.
Enter (v. t.) To go into or upon, as lands, and take actual possession of them.
Enter (v. t.) To place in regular form before the court, usually in writing; to put upon record in proper from and order; as, to enter a writ, appearance, rule, or judgment.
Enter (v. t.) To make report of (a vessel or her cargo) at the customhouse; to submit a statement of (imported goods), with the original invoices, to the proper officer of the customs for estimating the duties. See Entry, 4.
Enter (v. t.) To file or inscribe upon the records of the land office the required particulars concerning (a quantity of public land) in order to entitle a person to a right pf preemption.
Enter (v. t.) To deposit for copyright the title or description of (a book, picture, map, etc.); as, "entered according to act of Congress."
Enter (v. t.) To initiate; to introduce favorably.
Enter (v. i.) To go or come in; -- often with in used pleonastically; also, to begin; to take the first steps.
Enter (v. i.) To get admission; to introduce one's self; to penetrate; to form or constitute a part; to become a partaker or participant; to share; to engage; -- usually with into; sometimes with on or upon; as, a ball enters into the body; water enters into a ship; he enters into the plan; to enter into a quarrel; a merchant enters into partnership with some one; to enter upon another's land; the boy enters on his tenth year; to enter upon a task; lead enters into the composition of pewter.
Enter (v. i.) To penetrate mentally; to consider attentively; -- with into.
Entry (n.) The act of entering or passing into or upon; entrance; ingress; hence, beginnings or first attempts; as, the entry of a person into a house or city; the entry of a river into the sea; the entry of air into the blood; an entry upon an undertaking.
Entry (n.) The act of making or entering a record; a setting down in writing the particulars, as of a transaction; as, an entry of a sale; also, that which is entered; an item.
Entry (n.) That by which entrance is made; a passage leading into a house or other building, or to a room; a vestibule; an adit, as of a mine.
Entry (n.) The exhibition or depositing of a ship's papers at the customhouse, to procure license to land goods; or the giving an account of a ship's cargo to the officer of the customs, and obtaining his permission to land the goods. See Enter, v. t., 8, and Entrance, n., 5.
Entry (n.) The actual taking possession of lands or tenements, by entering or setting foot on them.
Entry (n.) A putting upon record in proper form and order.
Entry (n.) The act in addition to breaking essential to constitute the offense or burglary.
Enure (v. t.) See Inure.
Envie (v. i.) To vie; to emulate; to strive.
Envoy (n.) One dispatched upon an errand or mission; a messenger; esp., a person deputed by a sovereign or a government to negotiate a treaty, or transact other business, with a foreign sovereign or government; a minister accredited to a foreign government. An envoy's rank is below that of an ambassador.
Envoy (n.) An explanatory or commendatory postscript to a poem, essay, or book; -- also in the French from, l'envoi.
Fnese (v. i.) To breathe heavily; to snort.
Gnarl (v. i.) To growl; to snarl.
Gnarl (n.) a knot in wood; a large or hard knot, or a protuberance with twisted grain, on a tree.
Gnash (v. t.) To strike together, as in anger or pain; as, to gnash the teeth.
Gnash (v. i.) To grind or strike the teeth together.
Gnide (v. t.) To rub; to bruise; to break in pieces.
Gnome (n.) An imaginary being, supposed by the Rosicrucians to inhabit the inner parts of the earth, and to be the guardian of mines, quarries, etc.
Gnome (n.) A dwarf; a goblin; a person of small stature or misshapen features, or of strange appearance.
Gnome (n.) A small owl (Glaucidium gnoma) of the Western United States.
Gnome (n.) A brief reflection or maxim.
Inane (a.) Without contents; empty; void of sense or intelligence; purposeless; pointless; characterless; useless.
Inane (n.) That which is void or empty.
Inapt (a.) Unapt; not apt; unsuitable; inept.
Incan (a.) Of or pertaining to the Incas.
Incle (n.) Same as Inkle.
Incog (adv.) Incognito.
Incur (v. t.) To meet or fall in with, as something inconvenient, harmful, or onerous; to put one's self in the way of; to expose one's self to; to become liable or subject to; to bring down upon one's self; to encounter; to contract; as, to incur debt, danger, displeasure/ penalty, responsibility, etc.
Incur (v. t.) To render liable or subject to; to occasion.
Incur (v. i.) To pass; to enter.
Incus (n.) An anvil.
Incus (n.) One of the small bones in the tympanum of the ear; the anvil bone. See Ear.
Incus (n.) The central portion of the armature of the pharynx in the Rotifera.
Indew (v. t.) To indue.
Index (n.) That which points out; that which shows, indicates, manifests, or discloses.
Index (n.) That which guides, points out, informs, or directs; a pointer or a hand that directs to anything, as the hand of a watch, a movable finger on a gauge, scale, or other graduated instrument. In printing, a sign used to direct particular attention to a note or paragraph; -- called also fist.
Index (n.) A table for facilitating reference to topics, names, and the like, in a book; -- usually alphabetical in arrangement, and printed at the end of the volume.
Index (n.) A prologue indicating what follows.
Index (n.) The second digit, that next pollex, in the manus, or hand; the forefinger; index finger.
Index (n.) The figure or letter which shows the power or root of a quantity; the exponent.
Index (v. t.) To provide with an index or table of references; to put into an index; as, to index a book, or its contents.
India (n.) A country in Southern Asia; the two peninsulas of Hither and Farther India; in a restricted sense, Hither India, or Hindostan.
Indin (n.) A dark red crystal
Indo- () A prefix signifying Indian (i. e., East Indian); of or pertaining of India.
Indol (n.) A white, crystal
Indow (v. t.) See Endow.
Indri (n.) Any lemurine animal of the genus Indris.
Indue (v. t.) To put on, as clothes; to draw on.
Indue (v. t.) To clothe; to invest; hence, to endow; to furnish; to supply with moral or mental qualities.
Inept (a.) Not apt or fit; unfit; unsuitable; improper; unbecoming.
Inept (a.) Silly; useless; nonsensical; absurd; foolish.
Inerm (a.) Alt. of Inermous
Inert (a.) Destitute of the power of moving itself, or of active resistance to motion; as, matter is inert.
Inert (a.) Indisposed to move or act; very slow to act; sluggish; dull; inactive; indolent; lifeless.
Inert (a.) Not having or manifesting active properties; not affecting other substances when brought in contact with them; powerless for an expected or desired effect.
Ineye (v. t.) To ingraft, as a tree or plant, by the insertion of a bud or eye; to inoculate.
Infer (v. t.) To bring on; to induce; to occasion.
Infer (v. t.) To offer, as violence.
Infer (v. t.) To bring forward, or employ as an argument; to adduce; to allege; to offer.
Infer (v. t.) To derive by deduction or by induction; to conclude or surmise from facts or premises; to accept or derive, as a consequence, conclusion, or probability; to imply; as, I inferred his determination from his silence.
Infer (v. t.) To show; to manifest; to prove.
Infix (v. t.) To set; to fasten or fix by piercing or thrusting in; as, to infix a sting, spear, or dart.
Infix (v. t.) To implant or fix; to instill; to inculcate, as principles, thoughts, or instructions; as, to infix good principles in the mind, or ideas in the memory.
Infix (n.) Something infixed.
Infra (adv.) Below; beneath; under; after; -- often used as a prefix.
Ingle (n.) Flame; blaze; a fire; a fireplace.
Ingle (n.) A paramour; a favourite; a sweetheart; an engle.
Ingle (v. t.) To cajole or coax; to wheedle. See Engle.
Ingot (n.) That in which metal is cast; a mold.
Ingot (n.) A bar or wedge of steel, gold, or other malleable metal, cast in a mold; a mass of unwrought cast metal.
Inial (a.) Pertaining to the inion.
Inion (n.) The external occipital protuberance of the skull.
Inked (imp. & p. p.) of Ink
Inker (n.) One who, or that which, inks; especially, in printing, the pad or roller which inks the type.
Inkle (n.) A kind of tape or braid.
Inkle (v. t.) To guess.
Inlaw (v. t.) To clear of outlawry or attainder; to place under the protection of the law.
Inlay (v. t.) To lay within; hence, to insert, as pieces of pearl, iviry, choice woods, or the like, in a groundwork of some other material; to form an ornamental surface; to diversify or adorn with insertions.
Inlay (n.) Matter or pieces of wood, ivory, etc., inlaid, or prepared for inlaying; that which is inserted or inlaid for ornament or variety.
Inlet (n.) A passage by which an inclosed place may be entered; a place of ingress; entrance.
Inlet (n.) A bay or recess,as in the shore of a sea, lake, or large river; a narrow strip of water running into the land or between islands.
Inlet (n.) That which is let in or inland; an inserted material.
Inmew (v. t.) To inclose, as in a mew or cage.
Inned (imp. & p. p.) of Inn
Inner (a.) Further in; interior; internal; not outward; as, an spirit or its phenomena.
Inner (a.) Not obvious or easily discovered; obscure.
Inset (v. t.) To infix.
Inset (n.) That which is inserted or set in; an insertion.
Inset (n.) One or more separate leaves inserted in a volume before binding; as: (a) A portion of the printed sheet in certain sizes of books which is cut off before folding, and set into the middle of the folded sheet to complete the succession of paging; -- also called offcut. (b) A page or pages of advertisements inserted.
Insue (v. i.) See Ensue, v. i.
Inter (v. t.) To deposit and cover in the earth; to bury; to inhume; as, to inter a dead body.
Inure (v. t.) To apply in use; to train; to discip
Inure (v. i.) To pass into use; to take or have effect; to be applied; to serve to the use or benefit of; as, a gift of lands inures to the heirs.
Inurn (v. t.) To put in an urn, as the ashes of the dead; hence, to bury; to intomb.
Inust (a.) Burnt in.
Inwit (n.) Inward sense; mind; understanding; conscience.
Knack (v. i.) To crack; to make a sharp, abrupt noise to chink.
Knack (v. i.) To speak affectedly.
Knack (n.) A petty contrivance; a toy; a plaything; a knickknack.
Knack (n.) A readiness in performance; aptness at doing something; skill; facility; dexterity.
Knack (n.) Something performed, or to be done, requiring aptness and dexterity; a trick; a device.
Knarl (n.) A knot in wood. See Gnarl.
Knave (n.) A boy; especially, a boy servant.
Knave (n.) Any male servant; a menial.
Knave (n.) A tricky, deceitful fellow; a dishonest person; a rogue; a villain.
Knave (n.) A playing card marked with the figure of a servant or soldier; a jack.
Knead (v. t.) To work and press into a mass, usually with the hands; esp., to work, as by repeated pressure with the knuckles, into a well mixed mass, as the materials of bread, cake, etc.; as, to knead dough.
Knead (v. t.) Fig.: To treat or form as by kneading; to beat.
Kneck (n.) The twisting of a rope or cable, as it is running out.
Kneed (a.) Having knees;- used chiefly in composition; as, in-kneed; out-kneed; weak-kneed.
Kneed (a.) Geniculated; forming an obtuse angle at the joints, like the knee when a little bent; as, kneed grass.
Knelt (imp. & p. p.) of Kneel
Kneel (v. i.) To bend the knee; to fall or rest on the knees; -- sometimes with down.
Knell (n.) The stoke of a bell tolled at a funeral or at the death of a person; a death signal; a passing bell; hence, figuratively, a warning of, or a sound indicating, the passing away of anything.
Knell (n.) To sound as a knell; especially, to toll at a death or funeral; hence, to sound as a warning or evil omen.
Knell (v. t.) To summon, as by a knell.
Knelt (imp. & p. p.) of Kneel.
Knife (n.) An instrument consisting of a thin blade, usually of steel and having a sharp edge for cutting, fastened to a handle, but of many different forms and names for different uses; as, table knife, drawing knife, putty knife, pallet knife, pocketknife, penknife, chopping knife, etc..
Knife (n.) A sword or dagger.
Knife (v. t.) To prune with the knife.
Knife (v. t.) To cut or stab with a knife.
Knits (n. pl.) Small particles of ore.
Knock (v. i.) To drive or be driven against something; to strike against something; to clash; as, one heavy body knocks against another.
Knock (v. i.) To strike or beat with something hard or heavy; to rap; as, to knock with a club; to knock on the door.
Knock (v. t.) To strike with something hard or heavy; to move by striking; to drive (a thing) against something; as, to knock a ball with a bat; to knock the head against a post; to knock a lamp off the table.
Knock (v. t.) To strike for admittance; to rap upon, as a door.
Knock (n.) A blow; a stroke with something hard or heavy; a jar.
Knock (n.) A stroke, as on a door for admittance; a rap.
Knoll (n.) A little round hill; a mound; a small elevation of earth; the top or crown of a hill.
Knoll (v. t.) To ring, as a bell; to strike a knell upon; to toll; to proclaim, or summon, by ringing.
Knoll (v. i.) To sound, as a bell; to knell.
Knoll (n.) The tolling of a bell; a knell.
Knosp (n.) Same as Knop,2.
Knout (n.) A kind of whip for flogging criminals, formerly much used in Russia. The last is a tapering bundle of leather thongs twisted with wire and hardened, so that it mangles the flesh.
Knout (v. t.) To punish with the knout.
Known (p. p.) of Know
Known (p. p.) of Know.
Knubs (n. pl.) Waste silk formed in winding off the threads from a cocoon.
Knuff (n.) A lout; a clown.
Knurl (n.) A contorted knot in wood; a crossgrained protuberance; a nodule; a boss or projection.
Knurl (n.) One who, or that which, is crossgrained.
Knurl (v. t.) To provide with ridges, to assist the grasp, as in the edge of a flat knob, or coin; to mill.
Onely (a.) See Only.
Onion (n.) A liliaceous plant of the genus Allium (A. cepa), having a strong-flavored bulb and long hollow leaves; also, its bulbous root, much used as an article of food. The name is often extended to other species of the genus.
Onset (n.) A rushing or setting upon; an attack; an assault; a storming; especially, the assault of an army.
Onset (n.) A setting about; a beginning.
Onset (n.) Anything set on, or added, as an ornament or as a useful appendage.
Onset (v. t.) To assault; to set upon.
Onset (v. t.) To set about; to begin.
Snack (v. t.) A share; a part or portion; -- obsolete, except in the colloquial phrase, to go snacks, i. e., to share.
Snack (v. t.) A slight, hasty repast.
Snail (n.) Any one of numerous species of terrestrial air-breathing gastropods belonging to the genus Helix and many allied genera of the family Helicidae. They are abundant in nearly all parts of the world except the arctic regions, and feed almost entirely on vegetation; a land snail.
Snail (n.) Any gastropod having a general resemblance to the true snails, including fresh-water and marine species. See Pond snail, under Pond, and Sea snail.
Snail (n.) Hence, a drone; a slow-moving person or thing.
Snail (n.) A spiral cam, or a flat piece of metal of spirally curved out
Snail (n.) A tortoise; in ancient warfare, a movable roof or shed to protect besiegers; a testudo.
Snail (n.) The pod of the sanil clover.
Snake (n.) Any species of the order Ophidia; an ophidian; a serpent, whether harmless or venomous. See Ophidia, and Serpent.
Snake (v. t.) To drag or draw, as a snake from a hole; -- often with out.
Snake (v. t.) To wind round spirally, as a large rope with a smaller, or with cord, the small rope lying in the spaces between the strands of the large one; to worm.
Snake (v. i.) To crawl like a snake.
Snaky (a.) Of or pertaining to a snake or snakes; resembling a snake; serpentine; winding.
Snaky (a.) Sly; cunning; insinuating; deceitful.
Snaky (a.) Covered with serpents; having serpents; as, a snaky rod or wand.
Snape (v. t.) To bevel the end of a timber to fit against an inc
Snare (n.) A contrivance, often consisting of a noose of cord, or the like, by which a bird or other animal may be entangled and caught; a trap; a gin.
Snare (n.) Hence, anything by which one is entangled and brought into trouble.
Snare (n.) The gut or string stretched across the lower head of a drum.
Snare (n.) An instrument, consisting usually of a wireloop or noose, for removing tumors, etc., by avulsion.
Snare (v. t.) To catch with a snare; to insnare; to entangle; hence, to bring into unexpected evil, perplexity, or danger.
Snarl (v. t.) To form raised work upon the outer surface of (thin metal ware) by the repercussion of a snarling iron upon the inner surface.
Snarl (v. t.) To entangle; to complicate; to involve in knots; as, to snarl a skein of thread.
Snarl (v. t.) To embarrass; to insnare.
Snarl (n.) A knot or complication of hair, thread, or the like, difficult to disentangle; entanglement; hence, intricate complication; embarrassing difficulty.
Snarl (v. i.) To growl, as an angry or surly dog; to gnarl; to utter grumbling sounds.
Snarl (v. i.) To speak crossly; to talk in rude, surly terms.
Snarl (n.) The act of snarling; a growl; a surly or peevish expression; an angry contention.
Snary (a.) Resembling, or consisting of, snares; entangling; insidious.
Snast (v. t.) The snuff, or burnt wick, of a candle.
Snead (n.) A snath.
Snead (n.) A
Sneak (v. i.) To creep or steal (away or about) privately; to come or go meanly, as a person afraid or ashamed to be seen; as, to sneak away from company.
Sneak (imp. & p. p.) To act in a stealthy and cowardly manner; to behave with meanness and servility; to crouch.
Sneak (v. t.) To hide, esp. in a mean or cowardly manner.
Sneak (n.) A mean, sneaking fellow.
Sneak (n.) A ball bowled so as to roll along the ground; -- called also grub.
Sneap (v. t.) To check; to reprimand; to rebuke; to chide.
Sneap (v. t.) To nip; to blast; to blight.
Sneap (n.) A reprimand; a rebuke.
Sneck (v. t.) To fasten by a hatch; to latch, as a door.
Sneck (n.) A door latch.
Sneed (n.) See Snath.
Sneer (v. i.) To show contempt by turning up the nose, or by a particular facial expression.
Sneer (v. i.) To inssinuate contempt by a covert expression; to speak derisively.
Sneer (v. i.) To show mirth awkwardly.
Sneer (v. t.) To utter with a grimace or contemptuous expression; to utter with a sneer; to say sneeringly; as, to sneer fulsome lies at a person.
Sneer (v. t.) To treat with sneers; to affect or move by sneers.
Sneer (n.) The act of sneering.
Sneer (n.) A smile, grin, or contortion of the face, indicative of contempt; an indirect expression or insinuation of contempt.
Snell (a.) Active; brisk; nimble; quick; sharp.
Snell (n.) A short
Snick (n.) A small cut or mark.
Snick (n.) A slight hit or tip of the ball, often unintentional.
Snick (n.) A knot or irregularity in yarn.
Snick (n.) A snip or cut, as in the hair of a beast.
Snick (v. t.) To cut slightly; to strike, or strike off, as by cutting.
Snick (v. t.) To hit (a ball) lightly.
Snick (n. & v. t.) See Sneck.
Snide (a.) Tricky; deceptive; contemptible; as, a snide lawyer; snide goods.
Snift () of Sniff
Sniff (v. t.) To draw air audibly up the nose; to snuff; -- sometimes done as a gesture of suspicion, offense, or contempt.
Sniff (v. t.) To draw in with the breath through the nose; as, to sniff the air of the country.
Sniff (v. t.) To perceive as by sniffing; to snuff, to scent; to smell; as, to sniff danger.
Sniff (n.) The act of sniffing; perception by sniffing; that which is taken by sniffing; as, a sniff of air.
Snift (v. i.) To snort.
Snift (v. i.) To sniff; to snuff; to smell.
Snift (n.) A moment.
Snift (n.) Slight snow; sleet.
Snigg (n.) A small eel.
Snipe (n.) Any one of numerous species of limico
Snipe (n.) A fool; a blockhead.
Snypy (a.) Like a snipe.
Snite (n.) A snipe.
Snite (v. t.) To blow, as the nose; to snuff, as a candle.
Snoff (n.) A short candle end used for igniting a fuse.
Snood (n.) The fillet which binds the hair of a young unmarried woman, and is emblematic of her maiden character.
Snood (n.) A short
Snood (v. t.) To bind or braid up, as the hair, with a snood.
Snook (v. i.) To lurk; to lie in ambush.
Snook (n.) A large perchlike marine food fish (Centropomus undecimalis) found both on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of tropical America; -- called also ravallia, and robalo.
Snook (n.) The cobia.
Snook (n.) The garfish.
Snore (v. i.) To breathe with a rough, hoarse, nasal voice in sleep.
Snore (n.) A harsh nasal noise made in sleep.
Snort (v. i.) To force the air with violence through the nose, so as to make a noise, as do high-spirited horsed in prancing and play.
Snort (v. i.) To snore.
Snort (v. i.) To laugh out loudly.
Snort (n.) The act of snorting; the sound produced in snorting.
Snort (v. t.) To expel throught the nostrils with a snort; to utter with a snort.
Snout (n.) The long, projecting nose of a beast, as of swine.
Snout (n.) The nose of a man; -- in contempt.
Snout (n.) The nozzle of a pipe, hose, etc.
Snout (n.) The anterior prolongation of the head of a gastropod; -- called also rostrum.
Snout (n.) The anterior prolongation of the head of weevils and allied beetles.
Snout (v. t.) To furnish with a nozzle or point.
Snowl (n.) The hooded merganser.
Snowy (a.) White like snow.
Snowy (a.) Abounding with snow; covered with snow.
Snowy (a.) Fig.: Pure; unblemished; unstained; spotless.
Snuff (v. t.) The part of a candle wick charred by the flame, whether burning or not.
Snuff (v. t.) To crop the snuff of, as a candle; to take off the end of the snuff of.
Snuff (v. i.) To draw in, or to inhale, forcibly through the nose; to sniff.
Snuff (v. i.) To perceive by the nose; to scent; to smell.
Snuff (v. i.) To inhale air through the nose with violence or with noise, as do dogs and horses.
Snuff (v. i.) To turn up the nose and inhale air, as an expression of contempt; hence, to take offense.
Snuff (n.) The act of snuffing; perception by snuffing; a sniff.
Snuff (n.) Pulverized tobacco, etc., prepared to be taken into the nose; also, the amount taken at once.
Snuff (n.) Resentment, displeasure, or contempt, expressed by a snuffing of the nose.
Unapt (a.) Inapt; slow; dull.
Unapt (a.) Unsuitable; unfit; inappropriate.
Unapt (a.) Not accustomed and not likely; not disposed.
Unarm (v. t.) To disarm.
Unarm (v. i.) To puff off, or lay down, one's arms or armor.
Unbag (v. t.) To pour, or take, or let go, out of a bag or bags.
Unbar (v. t.) To remove a bar or bars from; to unbolt; to open; as, to unbar a gate.
Unbay (v. t.) To free from the restraint of anything that surrounds or incloses; to let loose; to open.
Unbed (v. t.) To raise or rouse from bed.
Unbid (a.) Alt. of Unbidden
Unbit (v. t.) To remove the turns of (a rope or cable) from the bits; as, to unbit a cable.
Unbow (v. t.) To unbend.
Unbox (v. t.) To remove from a box or boxes.
Unboy (v. t.) To divest of the traits of a boy.
Uncap (v. t.) To remove a cap or cover from.
Uncia (n.) A twelfth part, as of the Roman as; an ounce.
Uncia (n.) A numerical coefficient in any particular case of the binomial theorem.
Uncle (n.) The brother of one's father or mother; also applied to an aunt's husband; -- the correlative of aunt in sex, and of nephew and niece in relationship.
Uncle (n.) A pawnbroker.
Uncus (n.) A hook or claw.
Uncut (a.) Not cut; not separated or divided by cutting or otherwise; -- said especially of books, periodicals, and the like, when the leaves have not been separated by trimming in binding.
Uncut (a.) Not ground, or otherwise cut, into a certain shape; as, an uncut diamond.
Undam (v. t.) To free from a dam, mound, or other obstruction.
Under (prep.) Below or lower, in place or position, with the idea of being covered; lower than; beneath; -- opposed to over; as, he stood under a tree; the carriage is under cover; a cellar extends under the whole house.
Under (prep.) Denoting relation to some thing or person that is superior, weighs upon, oppresses, bows down, governs, directs, influences powerfully, or the like, in a relation of subjection, subordination, obligation, liability, or the like; as, to travel under a heavy load; to live under extreme oppression; to have fortitude under the evils of life; to have patience under pain, or under misfortunes; to behave like a Christian under reproaches and injuries; under the pains and penalties of th
Under (prep.) Denoting relation to something that exceeds in rank or degree, in number, size, weight, age, or the like; in a relation of the less to the greater, of inferiority, or of falling short.
Under (prep.) Denoting relation to something that comprehends or includes, that represents or designates, that furnishes a cover, pretext, pretense, or the like; as, he betrayed him under the guise of friendship; Morpheus is represented under the figure of a boy asleep.
Under (prep.) Less specifically, denoting the relation of being subject, of undergoing regard, treatment, or the like; as, a bill under discussion.
Under (adv.) In a lower, subject, or subordinate condition; in subjection; -- used chiefly in a few idiomatic phrases; as, to bring under, to reduce to subjection; to subdue; to keep under, to keep in subjection; to control; to go under, to be unsuccessful; to fail.
Under (a.) Lower in position, intensity, rank, or degree; subject; subordinate; -- generally in composition with a noun, and written with or without the hyphen; as, an undercurrent; undertone; underdose; under-garment; underofficer; undersheriff.
Undid () imp. of Undo.
Undue (a.) Not due; not yet owing; as, an undue debt, note, or bond.
Undue (a.) Not right; not lawful or legal; improper; as, an undue proceeding.
Undue (a.) Not agreeable to a rule or standard, or to duty; disproportioned; excessive; immoderate; inordinate; as, an undue attachment to forms; an undue rigor in the execution of law.
Ubeth (adv.) Alt. of Unethes
Unfit (v. t.) To make unsuitable or incompetent; to deprive of the strength, skill, or proper qualities for anything; to disable; to incapacitate; to disqualify; as, sickness unfits a man for labor; sin unfits us for the society of holy beings.
Unfit (a.) Not fit; unsuitable.
Unfix (v. t.) To loosen from a fastening; to detach from anything that holds; to unsettle; as, to unfix a bayonet; to unfix the mind or affections.
Unfix (v. t.) To make fluid; to dissolve.
Unget (v. t.) To cause to be unbegotten or unborn, or as if unbegotten or unborn.
Ungka (n.) The siamang; -- called also ungka ape.
Ungod (v. t.) To deprive of divinity; to undeify.
Ungod (v. t.) To cause to recognize no god; to deprive of a god; to make atheistical.
Ungot (a.) Alt. of Ungotten
Unhap (n.) Ill luck; misfortune.
Unhat (v. t. & i.) To take off the hat of; to remove one's hat, especially as a mark of respect.
Uniat (n.) Alt. of Uniate
Unify (v. t.) To cause to be one; to make into a unit; to unite; to view as one.
Union (n.) The act of uniting or joining two or more things into one, or the state of being united or joined; junction; coalition; combination.
Union (n.) Agreement and conjunction of mind, spirit, will, affections, or the like; harmony; concord.
Union (n.) That which is united, or made one; something formed by a combination or coalition of parts or members; a confederation; a consolidated body; a league; as, the weavers have formed a union; trades unions have become very numerous; the United States of America are often called the Union.
Union (n.) A textile fabric composed of two or more materials, as cotton, silk, wool, etc., woven together.
Union (n.) A large, fine pearl.
Union (n.) A device emblematic of union, used on a national flag or ensign, sometimes, as in the military standard of Great Britain, covering the whole field; sometimes, as in the flag of the United States, and the English naval and marine flag, occupying the upper inner corner, the rest of the flag being called the fly. Also, a flag having such a device; especially, the flag of Great Britain.
Union (n.) A joint or other connection uniting parts of machinery, or the like, as the elastic pipe of a tender connecting it with the feed pipe of a locomotive engine; especially, a pipe fitting for connecting pipes, or pipes and fittings, in such a way as to facilitate disconnection.
Union (n.) A cask suspended on trunnions, in which fermentation is carried on.
Unite (v. t.) To put together so as to make one; to join, as two or more constituents, to form a whole; to combine; to connect; to join; to cause to adhere; as, to unite bricks by mortar; to unite iron bars by welding; to unite two armies.
Unite (v. t.) Hence, to join by a legal or moral bond, as families by marriage, nations by treaty, men by opinions; to join in interest, affection, fellowship, or the like; to cause to agree; to harmonize; to associate; to attach.
Unite (v. i.) To become one; to be cemented or consolidated; to combine, as by adhesion or mixture; to coalesce; to grow together.
Unite (v. i.) To join in an act; to concur; to act in concert; as, all parties united in signing the petition.
Unite (v. t.) United; joint; as, unite consent.
Unity (n.) The state of being one; oneness.
Unity (n.) Concord; harmony; conjunction; agreement; uniformity; as, a unity of proofs; unity of doctrine.
Unity (n.) Any definite quantity, or aggregate of quantities or magnitudes taken as one, or for which 1 is made to stand in calculation; thus, in a table of natural sines, the radius of the circle is regarded as unity.
Unity (n.) In dramatic composition, one of the principles by which a uniform tenor of story and propriety of representation are preserved; conformity in a composition to these; in oratory, discourse, etc., the due subordination and reference of every part to the development of the leading idea or the eastablishment of the main proposition.
Unity (n.) Such a combination of parts as to constitute a whole, or a kind of symmetry of style and character.
Unity (n.) The peculiar characteristics of an estate held by several in joint tenancy.
Unked (a.) Odd; strange; ugly; old; uncouth.
Unked (a.) Lonely; dreary; unkard.
Unkle (n.) See Uncle.
Unlap (v. t.) To unfold.
Unlaw (v. t.) To deprive of the authority or character of law.
Unlaw (v. t.) To put beyond protection of law; to outlaw.
Unlaw (v. t.) To impose a fine upon; to fine.
Unlaw (n.) Any transgression or offense against the law.
Unlaw (n.) A fine imposed as a penalty for violation of the law.
Unlay (v. t.) To untwist; as, to unlay a rope.
Unman (v. t.) To deprive of the distinctive qualities of a human being, as reason, or the like.
Unman (v. t.) To emasculate; to deprive of virility.
Unman (v. t.) To deprive of the courage and fortitude of a man; to break or subdue the manly spirit in; to cause to despond; to dishearten; to make womanish.
Unman (v. t.) To deprive of men; as, to unman a ship.
Unmew (v. t.) To release from confinement or restraint.
Unnun (v. t.) To remove from condition of being a nun.
Unoil (v. t.) To remove the oil from.
Unpay (v. t.) To undo, take back, or annul, as a payment.
Unpeg (v. t.) To remove a peg or pegs from; to unfasten; to open.
Unpen (v. t.) To release from a pen or from confinement.
Unpin (v. t.) To loose from pins; to remove the pins from; to unfasten; as, to unpin a frock; to unpin a frame.
Unrig (v. t.) To strip of rigging; as, to unrig a ship.
Unrip (v. t.) To rip; to cut open.
Unsad (a.) Unsteady; fickle.
Unsay (v. t.) To recant or recall, as what has been said; to refract; to take back again; to make as if not said.
Unset (a.) Not set; not fixed or appointed.
Unsew (v. t.) To undo, as something sewn, or something inclosed by sewing; to rip apart; to take out the stitches of.
Unsex (v. t.) To deprive of sex, or of qualities becoming to one's sex; esp., to make unfeminine in character, manners, duties, or the like; as, to unsex a woman.
Unsin (v. t.) To deprive of sinfulness, as a sin; to make sinless.
Untie (v. t.) To loosen, as something interlaced or knotted; to disengage the parts of; as, to untie a knot.
Untie (v. t.) To free from fastening or from restraint; to let loose; to unbind.
Untie (v. t.) To resolve; to unfold; to clear.
Untie (v. i.) To become untied or loosed.
Until (prep.) To; unto; towards; -- used of material objects.
Until (prep.) To; up to; till; before; -- used of time; as, he staid until evening; he will not come back until the end of the month.
Until (conj.) As far as; to the place or degree that; especially, up to the time that; till. See Till, conj.
Unwit (v. t.) To deprive of wit.
Unwit (n.) Want of wit or understanding; ignorance.
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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".