5 letter words whose second letter is O
Aorta (n.) The great artery which carries the blood from the heart to all parts of the body except the lungs; the main trunk of the arterial system.
Board (n.) A piece of timber sawed thin, and of considerable length and breadth as compared with the thickness, -- used for building, etc.
Board (n.) A table to put food upon.
Board (n.) Hence: What is served on a table as food; stated meals; provision; entertainment; -- usually as furnished for pay; as, to work for one's board; the price of board.
Board (n.) A table at which a council or court is held. Hence: A council, convened for business, or any authorized assembly or meeting, public or private; a number of persons appointed or elected to sit in council for the management or direction of some public or private business or trust; as, the Board of Admiralty; a board of trade; a board of directors, trustees, commissioners, etc.
Board (n.) A square or oblong piece of thin wood or other material used for some special purpose, as, a molding board; a board or surface painted or arranged for a game; as, a chessboard; a backgammon board.
Board (n.) Paper made thick and stiff like a board, for book covers, etc.; pasteboard; as, to bind a book in boards.
Board (n.) The stage in a theater; as, to go upon the boards, to enter upon the theatrical profession.
Board (n.) The border or side of anything.
Board (n.) The side of a ship.
Board (n.) The stretch which a ship makes in one tack.
Board (v. t.) To cover with boards or boarding; as, to board a house.
Board (n.) To go on board of, or enter, as a ship, whether in a hostile or a friendly way.
Board (n.) To enter, as a railway car.
Board (n.) To furnish with regular meals, or with meals and lodgings, for compensation; to supply with daily meals.
Board (n.) To place at board, for compensation; as, to board one's horse at a livery stable.
Board (v. i.) To obtain meals, or meals and lodgings, statedly for compensation; as, he boards at the hotel.
Board (v. t.) To approach; to accost; to address; hence, to woo.
Boast (v. i.) To vaunt one's self; to brag; to say or tell things which are intended to give others a high opinion of one's self or of things belonging to one's self; as, to boast of one's exploits courage, descent, wealth.
Boast (v. i.) To speak in exulting language of another; to glory; to exult.
Boast (v. t.) To display in ostentatious language; to speak of with pride, vanity, or exultation, with a view to self-commendation; to extol.
Boast (v. t.) To display vaingloriously.
Boast (v. t.) To possess or have; as, to boast a name.
Boast (v. t.) To dress, as a stone, with a broad chisel.
Boast (v. t.) To shape roughly as a preparation for the finer work to follow; to cut to the general form required.
Boast (n.) Act of boasting; vaunting or bragging.
Boast (n.) The cause of boasting; occasion of pride or exultation, -- sometimes of laudable pride or exultation.
Bobac (n.) The Poland marmot (Arctomys bobac).
Bobby (n.) A nickname for a policeman; -- from Sir Robert Peel, who remodeled the police force. See Peeler.
Bocal (n.) A cylindrical glass vessel, with a large and short neck.
Bocca (n.) The round hole in the furnace of a glass manufactory through which the fused glass is taken out.
Boded (imp. & p. p.) of Bode
Bodge (n.) A botch; a patch.
Bodge (v. t.) To botch; to mend clumsily; to patch.
Bodge (v. i.) See Budge.
Bodle (n.) A small Scotch coin worth about one sixth of an English penny.
Bogey (n.) A goblin; a bugbear. See Bogy.
Boggy (a.) Consisting of, or containing, a bog or bogs; of the nature of a bog; swampy; as, boggy land.
Bogie (n.) A four-wheeled truck, having a certain amount of play around a vertical axis, used to support in part a locomotive on a railway track.
Bogle (n.) A goblin; a specter; a frightful phantom; a bogy; a bugbear.
Bogue (v. i.) To fall off from the wind; to edge away to leeward; -- said only of inferior craft.
Bogue (n.) The boce; -- called also bogue bream. See Boce.
Bogus (a.) Spurious; fictitious; sham; -- a cant term originally applied to counterfeit coin, and hence denoting anything counterfeit.
Bogus (n.) A liquor made of rum and molasses.
Bohea (n.) Bohea tea, an inferior kind of black tea. See under Tea.
Boiar (n.) See Boyar.
Boist (n.) A box.
Bolar (a.) Of or pertaining to bole or clay; partaking of the nature and qualities of bole; clayey.
Bolas (n. sing. & pl.) A kind of missile weapon consisting of one, two, or more balls of stone, iron, or other material, attached to the ends of a leather cord; -- used by the Gauchos of South America, and others, for hurling at and entangling an animal.
Boldo (n.) Alt. of Boldu
Boldu (n.) A fragrant evergreen shrub of Chili (Peumus Boldus). The bark is used in tanning, the wood for making charcoal, the leaves in medicine, and the drupes are eaten.
Boley (n.) Alt. of Bolye
Bolye (n.) Same as Booly.
Bolis (n.) A meteor or brilliant shooting star, followed by a train of light or sparks; esp. one which explodes.
Bolty (n.) An edible fish of the Nile (genus Chromis).
Bolus (n.) A rounded mass of anything, esp. a large pill.
Bonce (n.) A boy's game played with large marbles.
Boned (imp. & p. p.) of Bone
Boned (a.) Having (such) bones; -- used in composition; as, big-boned; strong-boned.
Boned (a.) Deprived of bones; as, boned turkey or codfish.
Boned (a.) Manured with bone; as, boned land.
Bonne (n.) A female servant charged with the care of a young child.
Bonny (a.) Handsome; beautiful; pretty; attractively lively and graceful.
Bonny (a.) Gay; merry; frolicsome; cheerful; blithe.
Bonny (n.) A round and compact bed of ore, or a distinct bed, not communicating with a vein.
Bonus (n.) A premium given for a loan, or for a charter or other privilege granted to a company; as the bank paid a bonus for its charter.
Bonus (n.) An extra dividend to the shareholders of a joint stock company, out of accumulated profits.
Bonus (n.) Money paid in addition to a stated compensation.
Bonze (n.) A Buddhist or Fohist priest, monk, or nun.
Booby (n.) A dunce; a stupid fellow.
Booby (n.) A swimming bird (Sula fiber or S. sula) related to the common gannet, and found in the West Indies, nesting on the bare rocks. It is so called on account of its apparent stupidity. The name is also sometimes applied to other species of gannets; as, S. piscator, the red-footed booby.
Booby (n.) A species of penguin of the antarctic seas.
Booby (a.) Having the characteristics of a booby; stupid.
Boodh (n.) Same as Buddha.
Booky (a.) Bookish.
Booly (n.) A company of Irish herdsmen, or a single herdsman, wandering from place to place with flocks and herds, and living on their milk, like the Tartars; also, a place in the mountain pastures inclosed for the shelter of cattle or their keepers.
Boort (n.) See Bort.
Boose (n.) A stall or a crib for an ox, cow, or other animal.
Boose (v. i.) To drink excessively. See Booze.
Boost (v. i.) To lift or push from behind (one who is endeavoring to climb); to push up; hence, to assist in overcoming obstacles, or in making advancement.
Boost (n.) A push from behind, as to one who is endeavoring to climb; help.
Booth (n.) A house or shed built of boards, boughs, or other slight materials, for temporary occupation.
Booth (n.) A covered stall or temporary structure in a fair or market, or at a polling place.
Boots (n.) A servant at a hotel or elsewhere, who cleans and blacks the boots and shoes.
Booty (n.) That which is seized by violence or obtained by robbery, especially collective spoil taken in war; plunder; pillage.
Booze (v. i.) To drink greedily or immoderately, esp. alcoholic liquor; to tipple.
Booze (n.) A carouse; a drinking.
Boozy (a.) A little intoxicated; fuddled; stupid with liquor; bousy.
Borax (n.) A white or gray crystal
Bored (imp. & p. p.) of Bore
Boree (n.) Same as BourrEe.
Borel (n.) See Borrel.
Borer (n.) One that bores; an instrument for boring.
Borer (n.) A marine, bivalve mollusk, of the genus Teredo and allies, which burrows in wood. See Teredo.
Borer (n.) Any bivalve mollusk (Saxicava, Lithodomus, etc.) which bores into limestone and similar substances.
Borer (n.) One of the larvae of many species of insects, which penetrate trees, as the apple, peach, pine, etc. See Apple borer, under Apple.
Borer (n.) The hagfish (Myxine).
Boric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, boron.
Borne (p. p.) Carried; conveyed; supported; defrayed. See Bear, v. t.
Boron (n.) A nonmetallic element occurring abundantly in borax. It is reduced with difficulty to the free state, when it can be obtained in several different forms; viz., as a substance of a deep olive color, in a semimetallic form, and in colorless quadratic crystals similar to the diamond in hardness and other properties. It occurs in nature also in boracite, datolite, tourma
Borwe (n.) Pledge; borrow.
Bosky (a.) Woody or bushy; covered with boscage or thickets.
Bosky (a.) Caused by boscage.
Bosom (n.) The breast of a human being; the part, between the arms, to which anything is pressed when embraced by them.
Bosom (n.) The breast, considered as the seat of the passions, affections, and operations of the mind; consciousness; secret thoughts.
Bosom (n.) Embrace; loving or affectionate inclosure; fold.
Bosom (n.) Any thing or place resembling the breast; a supporting surface; an inner recess; the interior; as, the bosom of the earth.
Bosom (n.) The part of the dress worn upon the breast; an article, or a portion of an article, of dress to be worn upon the breast; as, the bosom of a shirt; a
Bosom (n.) Inclination; desire.
Bosom (n.) A depression round the eye of a millstone.
Bosom (a.) Of or pertaining to the bosom.
Bosom (a.) Intimate; confidential; familiar; trusted; cherished; beloved; as, a bosom friend.
Bosom (v. t.) To inclose or carry in the bosom; to keep with care; to take to heart; to cherish.
Bosom (v. t.) To conceal; to hide from view; to embosom.
Boson (n.) See Boatswain.
Bossy (a.) Ornamented with bosses; studded.
Bossy (n.) A cow or calf; -- familiarly so called.
Botch (n.) A swelling on the skin; a large ulcerous affection; a boil; an eruptive disease.
Botch (n.) A patch put on, or a part of a garment patched or mended in a clumsy manner.
Botch (n.) Work done in a bungling manner; a clumsy performance; a piece of work, or a place in work, marred in the doing, or not properly finished; a bungle.
Botch (n.) To mark with, or as with, botches.
Botch (n.) To repair; to mend; esp. to patch in a clumsy or imperfect manner, as a garment; -- sometimes with up.
Botch (n.) To put together unsuitably or unskillfully; to express or perform in a bungling manner; to spoil or mar, as by unskillful work.
Bothy (n.) Alt. of Boothy
Botts (n. pl.) See Bots.
Bouch (n.) A mouth.
Bouch (n.) An allowance of meat and drink for the tables of inferior officers or servants in a nobleman's palace or at court.
Bouge (v. i.) To swell out.
Bouge (v. i.) To bilge.
Bouge (v. t.) To stave in; to bilge.
Bouge (n.) Bouche (see Bouche, 2); food and drink; provisions.
Bough (n.) An arm or branch of a tree, esp. a large arm or main branch.
Bough (n.) A gallows.
Boule (n.) Alt. of Boulework
Buolt (n.) Corrupted form Bolt.
Bound (n.) The external or limiting
Bound (v. t.) To limit; to terminate; to fix the furthest point of extension of; -- said of natural or of moral objects; to lie along, or form, a boundary of; to inclose; to circumscribe; to restrain; to confine.
Bound (v. t.) To name the boundaries of; as, to bound France.
Bound (v. i.) To move with a sudden spring or leap, or with a succession of springs or leaps; as the beast bounded from his den; the herd bounded across the plain.
Bound (v. i.) To rebound, as an elastic ball.
Bound (v. t.) To make to bound or leap; as, to bound a horse.
Bound (v. t.) To cause to rebound; to throw so that it will rebound; as, to bound a ball on the floor.
Bound (n.) A leap; an elastic spring; a jump.
Bound (n.) Rebound; as, the bound of a ball.
Bound (n.) Spring from one foot to the other.
Bound () imp. & p. p. of Bind.
Bound (p. p. & a.) Restrained by a hand, rope, chain, fetters, or the like.
Bound (p. p. & a.) Inclosed in a binding or cover; as, a bound volume.
Bound (p. p. & a.) Under legal or moral restraint or obligation.
Bound (p. p. & a.) Constrained or compelled; destined; certain; -- followed by the infinitive; as, he is bound to succeed; he is bound to fail.
Bound (p. p. & a.) Resolved; as, I am bound to do it.
Bound (p. p. & a.) Constipated; costive.
Bound (v.) Ready or intending to go; on the way toward; going; -- with to or for, or with an adverb of motion; as, a ship is bound to Cadiz, or for Cadiz.
Bourd (n.) A jest.
Bourd (v. i.) To jest.
Bouri (n.) A mullet (Mugil capito) found in the rivers of Southern Europe and in Africa.
Bourn (v.) Alt. of Bourne
Bourn (n.) Alt. of Bourne
Bouse (v. i.) To drink immoderately; to carouse; to booze. See Booze.
Bouse (n.) Drink, esp. alcoholic drink; also, a carouse; a booze.
Bousy (a.) Drunken; sotted; boozy.
Bovid (a.) Relating to that tribe of ruminant mammals of which the genus Bos is the type.
Bowed (imp. & p. p.) of Bow
Bowed (imp. & p. p.) of Bow
Bowel (n.) One of the intestines of an animal; an entrail, especially of man; a gut; -- generally used in the plural.
Bowel (n.) Hence, figuratively: The interior part of anything; as, the bowels of the earth.
Bowel (n.) The seat of pity or kindness. Hence: Tenderness; compassion.
Bowel (n.) Offspring.
Bowel (v. t.) To take out the bowels of; to eviscerate; to disembowel.
Bower (v. & n.) One who bows or bends.
Bower (v. & n.) An anchor carried at the bow of a ship.
Bower (v. & n.) A muscle that bends a limb, esp. the arm.
Bower (n.) One of the two highest cards in the pack commonly used in the game of euchre.
Bower (n.) Anciently, a chamber; a lodging room; esp., a lady's private apartment.
Bower (n.) A rustic cottage or abode; poetically, an attractive abode or retreat.
Bower (n.) A shelter or covered place in a garden, made with boughs of trees or vines, etc., twined together; an arbor; a shady recess.
Bower (v. t.) To embower; to inclose.
Bower (v. i.) To lodge.
Bower (n.) A young hawk, when it begins to leave the nest.
Bowge (v. i.) To swell out. See Bouge.
Bowge (v. t.) To cause to leak.
Bowls (n. pl.) See Bowl, a ball, a game.
Bowne (v. t.) To make ready; to prepare; to dress.
Bowse (v. i.) To carouse; to bouse; to booze.
Bowse (v. i.) To pull or haul; as, to bowse upon a tack; to bowse away, i. e., to pull all together.
Bowse (n.) A carouse; a drinking bout; a booze.
Boxes (pl. ) of Box
Boxed (imp. & p. p.) of Box
Boxen (a.) Made of boxwood; pertaining to, or resembling, the box (Buxus).
Boxer (n.) One who packs boxes.
Boxer (n.) One who boxes; a pugilist.
Boyar (n.) Alt. of Boyard
Boyau (n.) A winding or zigzag trench forming a path or communication from one siegework to another, to a magazine, etc.
Boyer (n.) A Flemish sloop with a castle at each end.
Coach (n.) A large, closed, four-wheeled carriage, having doors in the sides, and generally a front and back seat inside, each for two persons, and an elevated outside seat in front for the driver.
Coach (n.) A special tutor who assists in preparing a student for examination; a trainer; esp. one who trains a boat's crew for a race.
Coach (n.) A cabin on the after part of the quarter-deck, usually occupied by the captain.
Coach (n.) A first-class passenger car, as distinguished from a drawing-room car, sleeping car, etc. It is sometimes loosely applied to any passenger car.
Coach (v. t.) To convey in a coach.
Coach (v. t.) To prepare for public examination by private instruction; to train by special instruction.
Coach (v. i.) To drive or to ride in a coach; -- sometimes used with
Coact (v. t.) To force; to compel; to drive.
Coact (v. i.) To act together; to work in concert; to unite.
Coaly (n.) Pertaining to, or resembling, coal; containing coal; of the nature of coal.
Coast (v. t.) The side of a thing.
Coast (v. t.) The exterior
Coast (v. t.) The seashore, or land near it.
Coast (n.) To draw or keep near; to approach.
Coast (n.) To sail by or near the shore.
Coast (n.) To sail from port to port in the same country.
Coast (n.) To slide down hill; to slide on a sled, upon snow or ice.
Coast (v. t.) To draw near to; to approach; to keep near, or by the side of.
Coast (v. t.) To sail by or near; to follow the coast
Coast (v. t.) To conduct along a coast or river bank.
Coati (n.) A mammal of tropical America of the genus Nasua, allied to the raccoon, but with a longer body, tail, and nose.
Cobby (n.) Headstrong; obstinate.
Cobby (n.) Stout; hearty; lively.
Cobia (n.) An oceanic fish of large size (Elacate canada); the crabeater; -- called also bonito, cubbyyew, coalfish, and sergeant fish.
Coble (n.) A flat-floored fishing boat with a lug sail, and a drop rudder extending from two to four feet below the keel. It was originally used on the stormy coast of Yorkshire, England.
Cobra (n.) See Copra.
Cobra (n.) The cobra de capello.
Cocci (pl. ) of Coccus
Cocky (a.) Pert.
Cocoa () Alt. of Cocoa palm
Cocoa (n.) A preparation made from the seeds of the chocolate tree, and used in making, a beverage; also the beverage made from cocoa or cocoa shells.
Codex (n.) A book; a manuscript.
Codex (n.) A collection or digest of laws; a code.
Codex (n.) An ancient manuscript of the Sacred Scriptures, or any part of them, particularly the New Testament.
Codex (n.) A collection of canons.
Codle (v. t.) See Coddle.
Cogue (n.) A small wooden vessel; a pail.
Cokes (n.) A simpleton; a gull; a dupe.
Colet () Alt. of Collet
Colic (n.) A severe paroxysmal pain in the abdomen, due to spasm, obstruction, or distention of some one of the hollow viscera.
Colic (a.) Of or pertaining to colic; affecting the bowels.
Colic (a.) Of or pertaining to the colon; as, the colic arteries.
Colin (n.) The American quail or bobwhite. The name is also applied to other related species. See Bobwhite.
Colla (pl. ) of Collum
Colly (n.) The black grime or soot of coal.
Colly (v. t.) To render black or dark, as of with coal smut; to begrime.
Colly (n.) A kind of dog. See Collie.
Colon (n.) That part of the large intestines which extends from the caecum to the rectum. [See Illust of Digestion.]
Colon (n.) A point or character, formed thus [:], used to separate parts of a sentence that are complete in themselves and nearly independent, often taking the place of a conjunction.
Color (n.) A property depending on the relations of light to the eye, by which individual and specific differences in the hues and tints of objects are apprehended in vision; as, gay colors; sad colors, etc.
Color (n.) Any hue distinguished from white or black.
Color (n.) The hue or color characteristic of good health and spirits; ruddy complexion.
Color (n.) That which is used to give color; a paint; a pigment; as, oil colors or water colors.
Color (n.) That which covers or hides the real character of anything; semblance; excuse; disguise; appearance.
Color (n.) Shade or variety of character; kind; species.
Color (n.) A distinguishing badge, as a flag or similar symbol (usually in the plural); as, the colors or color of a ship or regiment; the colors of a race horse (that is, of the cap and jacket worn by the jockey).
Color (n.) An apparent right; as where the defendant in trespass gave to the plaintiff an appearance of title, by stating his title specially, thus removing the cause from the jury to the court.
Color (v. t.) To change or alter the hue or tint of, by dyeing, staining, painting, etc.; to dye; to tinge; to paint; to stain.
Color (v. t.) To change or alter, as if by dyeing or painting; to give a false appearance to; usually, to give a specious appearance to; to cause to appear attractive; to make plausible; to palliate or excuse; as, the facts were colored by his prejudices.
Color (v. t.) To hide.
Color (v. i.) To acquire color; to turn red, especially in the face; to blush.
Colza (n.) A variety of cabbage (Brassica oleracea), cultivated for its seeds, which yield an oil valued for illuminating and lubricating purposes; summer rape.
Combe (n.) That unwatered portion of a valley which forms its continuation beyond and above the most elevated spring that issues into it.
Combe (n.) See Comb.
Comer (n.) One who comes, or who has come; one who has arrived, and is present.
Comes (n.) The answer to the theme (dux) in a fugue.
Comet (n.) A member of the solar system which usually moves in an elongated orbit, approaching very near to the sun in its perihelion, and receding to a very great distance from it at its aphelion. A comet commonly consists of three parts: the nucleus, the envelope, or coma, and the tail; but one or more of these parts is frequently wanting. See Illustration in Appendix.
Comic (a.) Relating to comedy, as distinct from tragedy.
Comic (a.) Causing mirth; ludicrous.
Comic (n.) A comedian.
Comma (n.) A character or point [,] marking the smallest divisions of a sentence, written or printed.
Comma (n.) A small interval (the difference between a major and minor half step), seldom used except by tuners.
Compt (n.) Account; reckoning; computation.
Compt (v. t.) To compute; to count.
Compt (a.) Neat; spruce.
Conch (n.) A name applied to various marine univalve shells; esp. to those of the genus Strombus, which are of large size. S. gigas is the large pink West Indian conch. The large king, queen, and cameo conchs are of the genus Cassis. See Cameo.
Conch (n.) In works of art, the shell used by Tritons as a trumpet.
Conch (n.) One of the white natives of the Bahama Islands or one of their descendants in the Florida Keys; -- so called from the commonness of the conch there, or because they use it for food.
Conch (n.) See Concha, n.
Conch (n.) The external ear. See Concha, n., 2.
Coney (n.) A rabbit. See Cony.
Coney (n.) A fish. See Cony.
Conge (n.) The act of taking leave; parting ceremony; farewell; also, dismissal.
Conge (n.) The customary act of civility on any occasion; a bow or a courtesy.
Conge (n.) An apophyge.
Conge (n.) To take leave with the customary civilities; to bow or courtesy.
Congo (n.) Black tea, of higher grade (finer leaf and less dusty) than the present bohea. See Tea.
Conia (n.) Same as Conine.
Conic (a.) Alt. of Conical
Conic (n.) A conic section.
Conny (a.) Brave; fine; canny.
Conus (n.) A cone.
Conus (n.) A Linnean genus of mollusks having a conical shell. See Cone, n., 4.
Cooed (imp. & p. p.) of Coo
Cooey (n.) Alt. of Cooee
Cooee (n.) A peculiar whistling sound made by the Australian aborigenes as a call or signal.
Cooky (n.) A small, flat, sweetened cake of various kinds.
Cooly (n.) Alt. of Coolie
Coomb (n.) A dry measure of four bushels, or half a quarter.
Coomb (n.) Alt. of Coombe
Coopt (v. t.) To choose or elect in concert with another.
Copal () A resinous substance flowing spontaneously from trees of Zanzibar, Madagascar, and South America (Trachylobium Hornemannianum, T. verrucosum, and Hymenaea Courbaril), and dug from earth where forests have stood in Africa; -- used chiefly in making varnishes.
Coped (imp. & p. p.) of Cope
Coped (a.) Clad in a cope.
Copps (n.) See Copse.
Copra (n.) The dried meat of the cocoanut, from which cocoanut oil is expressed.
Copse (n.) A wood of small growth; a thicket of brushwood. See Coppice.
Copse (v. t.) To trim or cut; -- said of small trees, brushwood, tufts of grass, etc.
Copse (v. t.) To plant and preserve, as a copse.
Copsy (a.) Characterized by copses.
Copts (n. pl.) An Egyptian race thought to be descendants of the ancient Egyptians.
Copts (n. pl.) The principal sect of Christians in Egypt and the valley of the Nile.
Coral (n.) The hard parts or skeleton of various Anthozoa, and of a few Hydrozoa. Similar structures are also formed by some Bryozoa.
Coral (n.) The ovaries of a cooked lobster; -- so called from their color.
Coral (n.) A piece of coral, usually fitted with small bells and other appurtenances, used by children as a plaything.
Corbe (a.) Crooked.
Corby (n.) The raven.
Corby (n.) A raven, crow, or chough, used as a charge.
Corer (n.) That which cores; an instrument for coring fruit; as, an apple corer.
Corky (a.) Consisting of, or like, cork; dry shriveled up.
Corky (a.) Tasting of cork.
Cornu (n.) A horn, or anything shaped like or resembling a horn.
Corny (a.) Strong, stiff, or hard, like a horn; resembling horn.
Corny (a.) Producing corn or grain; furnished with grains of corn.
Corny (a.) Containing corn; tasting well of malt.
Corny (a.) Tipsy.
Corol (n.) A corolla.
Corps (n. sing. & pl.) The human body, whether living or dead.
Corps (n. sing. & pl.) A body of men; esp., an organized division of the military establishment; as, the marine corps; the corps of topographical engineers; specifically, an army corps.
Corps (n. sing. & pl.) A body or code of laws.
Corps (n. sing. & pl.) The land with which a prebend or other ecclesiastical office is endowed.
Corse (n.) A living body or its bulk.
Corse (n.) A corpse; the dead body of a human being.
Corve (n.) See Corf.
Cosen (v. t.) See Cozen.
Cosey (a.) See Cozy.
Costa (n.) A rib of an animal or a human being.
Costa (n.) A rib or vein of a leaf, especially the midrib.
Costa (n.) The anterior rib in the wing of an insect.
Costa (n.) One of the riblike longitudinal ridges on the exterior of many corals.
Couch (v. t.) To lay upon a bed or other resting place.
Couch (v. t.) To arrange or dispose as in a bed; -- sometimes followed by the reflexive pronoun.
Couch (v. t.) To lay or deposit in a bed or layer; to bed.
Couch (v. t.) To transfer (as sheets of partly dried pulp) from the wire cloth mold to a felt blanket, for further drying.
Couch (v. t.) To conceal; to include or involve darkly.
Couch (v. t.) To arrange; to place; to inlay.
Couch (v. t.) To put into some form of language; to express; to phrase; -- used with in and under.
Couch (v. t.) To treat by pushing down or displacing the opaque lens with a needle; as, to couch a cataract.
Couch (v. i.) To lie down or rec
Couch (v. i.) To lie down for concealment; to hide; to be concealed; to be included or involved darkly.
Couch (v. i.) To bend the body, as in reverence, pain, labor, etc.; to stoop; to crouch.
Couch (v. t.) A bed or place for repose or sleep; particularly, in the United States, a lounge.
Couch (v. t.) Any place for repose, as the lair of a beast, etc.
Couch (v. t.) A mass of steeped barley spread upon a floor to germinate, in malting; or the floor occupied by the barley; as, couch of malt.
Couch (v. t.) A preliminary layer, as of color, size, etc.
Cough (v. i.) To expel air, or obstructing or irritating matter, from the lungs or air passages, in a noisy and violent manner.
Cough (v. t.) To expel from the lungs or air passages by coughing; -- followed by up; as, to cough up phlegm.
Cough (v. t.) To bring to a specified state by coughing; as, he coughed himself hoarse.
Cough (v. i.) A sudden, noisy, and violent expulsion of air from the chest, caused by irritation in the air passages, or by the reflex action of nervous or gastric disorder, etc.
Cough (v. i.) The more or less frequent repetition of coughing, constituting a symptom of disease.
Could (imp.) Was, should be, or would be, able, capable, or susceptible. Used as an auxiliary, in the past tense or in the conditional present.
Count (v. t.) To tell or name one by one, or by groups, for the purpose of ascertaining the whole number of units in a collection; to number; to enumerate; to compute; to reckon.
Count (v. t.) To place to an account; to ascribe or impute; to consider or esteem as belonging.
Count (v. t.) To esteem; to account; to reckon; to think, judge, or consider.
Count (v. i.) To number or be counted; to possess value or carry weight; hence, to increase or add to the strength or influence of some party or interest; as, every vote counts; accidents count for nothing.
Count (v. i.) To reckon; to rely; to depend; -- with on or upon.
Count (v. i.) To take account or note; -- with
Count (v. i.) To plead orally; to argue a matter in court; to recite a count.
Count (v. t.) The act of numbering; reckoning; also, the number ascertained by counting.
Count (v. t.) An object of interest or account; value; estimation.
Count (v. t.) A formal statement of the plaintiff's case in court; in a more technical and correct sense, a particular allegation or charge in a declaration or indictment, separately setting forth the cause of action or prosecution.
Count (n.) A nobleman on the continent of Europe, equal in rank to an English earl.
Coupe (n.) The front compartment of a French diligence; also, the front compartment (usually for three persons) of a car or carriage on British railways.
Coupe (n.) A four-wheeled close carriage for two persons inside, with an outside seat for the driver; -- so called because giving the appearance of a larger carriage cut off.
Courb (a.) Curved; rounded.
Courb (v. i.) To bend; to stop; to bow.
Court (n.) An inclosed space; a courtyard; an uncovered area shut in by the walls of a building, or by different building; also, a space opening from a street and nearly surrounded by houses; a blind alley.
Court (n.) The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether dignitary; a palace.
Court (n.) The collective body of persons composing the retinue of a sovereign or person high in authority; all the surroundings of a sovereign in his regal state.
Court (n.) Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign; as, to hold a court.
Court (n.) Attention directed to a person in power; conduct or address designed to gain favor; court
Court (n.) The hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered.
Court (n.) The persons officially assembled under authority of law, at the appropriate time and place, for the administration of justice; an official assembly, legally met together for the transaction of judicial business; a judge or judges sitting for the hearing or trial of causes.
Court (n.) A tribunal established for the administration of justice.
Court (n.) The judge or judges; as distinguished from the counsel or jury, or both.
Court (n.) The session of a judicial assembly.
Court (n.) Any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical.
Court (n.) A place arranged for playing the game of tennis; also, one of the divisions of a tennis court.
Court (v. t.) To endeavor to gain the favor of by attention or flattery; to try to ingratiate one's self with.
Court (v. t.) To endeavor to gain the affections of; to seek in marriage; to woo.
Court (v. t.) To attempt to gain; to solicit; to seek.
Court (v. t.) To invite by attractions; to allure; to attract.
Court (v. i.) To play the lover; to woo; as, to go courting.
Couth (imp. & p. p.) Could; was able; knew or known; understood.
Coved (imp. & p. p.) of Cove
Cover (v. t.) To overspread the surface of (one thing) with another; as, to cover wood with paint or lacquer; to cover a table with a cloth.
Cover (v. t.) To envelop; to clothe, as with a mantle or cloak.
Cover (v. t.) To invest (one's self with something); to bring upon (one's self); as, he covered himself with glory.
Cover (v. t.) To hide sight; to conceal; to cloak; as, the enemy were covered from our sight by the woods.
Cover (v. t.) To brood or sit on; to incubate.
Cover (v. t.) To shelter, as from evil or danger; to protect; to defend; as, the cavalry covered the retreat.
Cover (v. t.) To remove from remembrance; to put away; to remit.
Cover (v. t.) To extend over; to be sufficient for; to comprehend, include, or embrace; to account for or solve; to counterbalance; as, a mortgage which fully covers a sum loaned on it; a law which covers all possible cases of a crime; receipts than do not cover expenses.
Cover (v. t.) To put the usual covering or headdress on.
Cover (v. t.) To copulate with (a female); to serve; as, a horse covers a mare; -- said of the male.
Cover (n.) Anything which is laid, set, or spread, upon, about, or over, another thing; an envelope; a lid; as, the cover of a book.
Cover (n.) Anything which veils or conceals; a screen; disguise; a cloak.
Cover (n.) Shelter; protection; as, the troops fought under cover of the batteries; the woods afforded a good cover.
Cover (n.) The woods, underbrush, etc., which shelter and conceal game; covert; as, to beat a cover; to ride to cover.
Cover (n.) The lap of a slide valve.
Cover (n.) A tablecloth, and the other table furniture; esp., the table furniture for the use of one person at a meal; as, covers were laid for fifty guests.
Cover (v. i.) To spread a table for a meal; to prepare a banquet.
Covet (v. t.) To wish for with eagerness; to desire possession of; -- used in a good sense.
Covet (v. t.) To long for inordinately or unlawfully; to hanker after (something forbidden).
Covet (v. i.) To have or indulge inordinate desire.
Covey (n.) A brood or hatch of birds; an old bird with her brood of young; hence, a small flock or number of birds together; -- said of game; as, a covey of partridges.
Covey (n.) A company; a bevy; as, a covey of girls.
Covey (v. i.) To brood; to incubate.
Covey (n.) A pantry.
Covin (n.) A collusive agreement between two or more persons to prejudice a third.
Covin (n.) Deceit; fraud; artifice.
Cowed (imp. & p. p.) of Cow
Cowan (n.) One who works as a mason without having served a regular apprenticeship.
Cower (v. i.) To stoop by bending the knees; to crouch; to squat; hence, to quail; to sink through fear.
Cower (v. t.) To cherish with care.
Cowry (n.) A marine shell of the genus Cypraea.
Coyed (imp. & p. p.) of Coy
Coyly (adv.) In a coy manner; with reserve.
Coypu (n.) A South American rodent (Myopotamus coypus), allied to the beaver. It produces a valuable fur called nutria.
Cozen (v. t.) To cheat; to defraud; to beguile; to deceive, usually by small arts, or in a pitiful way.
Cozen (v. i.) To deceive; to cheat; to act deceitfully.
Doing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Do
Doand (p. pr.) Doing.
Dodge (v. i.) To start suddenly aside, as to avoid a blow or a missile; to shift place by a sudden start.
Dodge (v. i.) To evade a duty by low craft; to practice mean shifts; to use tricky devices; to play fast and loose; to quibble.
Dodge (v. t.) To evade by a sudden shift of place; to escape by starting aside; as, to dodge a blow aimed or a ball thrown.
Dodge (v. t.) Fig.: To evade by craft; as, to dodge a question; to dodge responsibility.
Dodge (v. t.) To follow by dodging, or suddenly shifting from place to place.
Dodge (n.) The act of evading by some skillful movement; a sudden starting aside; hence, an artful device to evade, deceive, or cheat; a cunning trick; an artifice.
Dogal (a.) Of or pertaining to a doge.
Dogma (n.) That which is held as an opinion; a tenet; a doctrine.
Dogma (n.) A formally stated and authoritatively settled doctrine; a definite, established, and authoritative tenet.
Dogma (n.) A doctrinal notion asserted without regard to evidence or truth; an arbitrary dictum.
Doily (n.) A kind of woolen stuff.
Doily (n.) A small napkin, used at table with the fruit, etc.; -- commonly colored and fringed.
Doing (n.) Anything done; a deed; an action good or bad; hence, in the plural, conduct; behavior. See Do.
Dolce (adv.) Alt. of Dolcemente
Doled (imp. & p. p.) of Dole
Dolly (n.) A contrivance, turning on a vertical axis by a handle or winch, and giving a circular motion to the ore to be washed; a stirrer.
Dolly (n.) A tool with an indented head for shaping the head of a rivet.
Dolly (n.) In pile driving, a block interposed between the head of the pile and the ram of the driver.
Dolly (n.) A small truck with a single wide roller used for moving heavy beams, columns, etc., in bridge building.
Dolly (n.) A compact, narrow-gauge locomotive used for moving construction trains, switching, etc.
Dolly (n.) A child's mane for a doll.
Dolor (n.) Pain; grief; distress; anguish.
Dolus (n.) Evil intent, embracing both malice and fraud. See Culpa.
Domal (a.) Pertaining to a house.
Domed (a.) Furnished with a dome; shaped like a dome.
Donat (n.) A grammar.
Donax (n.) A canelike grass of southern Europe (Arundo Donax), used for fishing rods, etc.
Donee (n.) The person to whom a gift or donation is made.
Donee (n.) Anciently, one to whom lands were given; in later use, one to whom lands and tenements are given in tail; in modern use, one on whom a power is conferred for execution; -- sometimes called the appointor.
Donet (n.) Same as Donat. Piers Plowman.
Donna (n.) A lady; madam; mistress; -- the title given a lady in Italy.
Donor (n.) One who gives or bestows; one who confers anything gratuitously; a benefactor.
Donor (n.) One who grants an estate; in later use, one who confers a power; -- the opposite of donee.
Doole (n.) Sorrow; dole.
Dooly (n.) A kind of litter suspended from men's shoulders, for carrying persons or things; a palanquin.
Doree (n.) A European marine fish (Zeus faber), of a yellow color. See Illust. of John Doree.
Doric (a.) Pertaining to Doris, in ancient Greece, or to the Dorians; as, the Doric dialect.
Doric (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, the oldest and simplest of the three orders of architecture used by the Greeks, but ranked as second of the five orders adopted by the Romans. See Abacus, Capital, Order.
Doric (a.) Of or relating to one of the ancient Greek musical modes or keys. Its character was adapted both to religions occasions and to war.
Doric (n.) The Doric dialect.
Doris (n.) A genus of nudibranchiate mollusks having a wreath of branchiae on the back.
Dorse (n.) Same as dorsal, n.
Dorse (n.) The back of a book.
Dorse (n.) The Baltic or variable cod (Gadus callarias), by some believed to be the young of the common codfish.
Dosed (imp. & p. p.) of Dose
Dosel (n.) Same as Dorsal, n.
Dotal (a.) Pertaining to dower, or a woman's marriage portion; constituting dower, or comprised in it.
Doted (imp. & p. p.) of Dote
Doted (a.) Stupid; foolish.
Doted (a.) Half-rotten; as, doted wood.
Doter (n.) One who dotes; a man whose understanding is enfeebled by age; a dotard.
Doter (n.) One excessively fond, or weak in love.
Douar (n.) A village composed of Arab tents arranged in streets.
Doubt (v. i.) To waver in opinion or judgment; to be in uncertainty as to belief respecting anything; to hesitate in belief; to be undecided as to the truth of the negative or the affirmative proposition; to b e undetermined.
Doubt (v. i.) To suspect; to fear; to be apprehensive.
Doubt (v. t.) To question or hold questionable; to withhold assent to; to hesitate to believe, or to be inc
Doubt (v. t.) To suspect; to fear; to be apprehensive of.
Doubt (v. t.) To fill with fear; to affright.
Doubt (v. i.) A fluctuation of mind arising from defect of knowledge or evidence; uncertainty of judgment or mind; unsettled state of opinion concerning the reality of an event, or the truth of an assertion, etc.; hesitation.
Doubt (v. i.) Uncertainty of condition.
Doubt (v. i.) Suspicion; fear; apprehension; dread.
Doubt (v. i.) Difficulty expressed or urged for solution; point unsettled; objection.
Douce (a.) Sweet; pleasant.
Douce (a.) Sober; prudent; sedate; modest.
Dough (n.) Paste of bread; a soft mass of moistened flour or meal, kneaded or unkneaded, but not yet baked; as, to knead dough.
Dough (n.) Anything of the consistency of such paste.
Doupe (n.) The carrion crow.
Doura (n.) A kind of millet. See Durra.
Douse (v. t.) To plunge suddenly into water; to duck; to immerse; to dowse.
Douse (v. t.) To strike or lower in haste; to slacken suddenly; as, douse the topsail.
Douse (v. i.) To fall suddenly into water.
Douse (v. t.) To put out; to extinguish.
Dowdy (superl.) Showing a vulgar taste in dress; awkward and slovenly in dress; vulgar-looking.
Dowdy (n.) An awkward, vulgarly dressed, inelegant woman.
Dowel (n.) A pin, or block, of wood or metal, fitting into holes in the abutting portions of two pieces, and being partly in one piece and partly in the other, to keep them in their proper relative position.
Dowel (n.) A piece of wood driven into a wall, so that other pieces may be nailed to it.
Dowel (v. t.) To fasten together by dowels; to furnish with dowels; as, a cooper dowels pieces for the head of a cask.
Dower (n.) That with which one is gifted or endowed; endowment; gift.
Dower (n.) The property with which a woman is endowed
Dower (n.) That which a woman brings to a husband in marriage; dowry.
Dower (n.) That portion of the real estate of a man which his widow enjoys during her life, or to which a woman is entitled after the death of her husband.
Dowle (n.) Feathery or wool-like down; filament of a feather.
Downy (a.) Covered with down, or with pubescence or soft hairs.
Downy (a.) Made of, or resembling, down. Hence, figuratively: Soft; placid; soothing; quiet.
Downy (a.) Cunning; wary.
Dowry (n.) A gift; endowment.
Dowry (n.) The money, goods, or estate, which a woman brings to her husband in marriage; a bride's portion on her marriage. See Note under Dower.
Dowry (n.) A gift or presents for the bride, on espousal. See Dower.
Dowse (v. t.) To plunge, or duck into water; to immerse; to douse.
Dowse (v. t.) To beat or thrash.
Dowse (v. i.) To use the dipping or divining rod, as in search of water, ore, etc.
Dowse (n.) A blow on the face.
Dowst (n.) A dowse.
Dowve (n.) A dove.
Doyly (n.) See Doily.
Dozed (imp. & p. p.) of Doze
Dozen (pl. ) of Dozen
Dozen (n.) A collection of twelve objects; a tale or set of twelve; with or without of before the substantive which follows.
Dozen (n.) An indefinite small number.
Dozer (n.) One who dozes or drowses.
Eolic (a. & n.) See Aeolic.
Eolis (n.) A genus of nudibranch mollusks having clusters of branchial papillae along the back. See Ceratobranchia.
Eosin (n.) A yellow or brownish red dyestuff obtained by the action of bromine on fluorescein, and named from the fine rose-red which it imparts to silk. It is also used for making a fine red ink. Its solution is fluorescent.
Eozoa (pl. ) of Eozoon
Foamy (a.) Covered with foam; frothy; spumy.
Focal (a.) Belonging to,or concerning, a focus; as, a focal point.
Focus (n.) A point in which the rays of light meet, after being reflected or refrcted, and at which the image is formed; as, the focus of a lens or mirror.
Focus (n.) A point so related to a conic section and certain straight
Focus (n.) A central point; a point of concentration.
Focus (v. t.) To bring to a focus; to focalize; as, to focus a camera.
Foggy (superl.) Filled or abounding with fog, or watery exhalations; misty; as, a foggy atmosphere; a foggy morning.
Foggy (superl.) Beclouded; dull; obscure; as, foggy ideas.
Fogie (n.) See Fogy.
Foist (n.) A light and fast-sailing ship.
Foist (v. t.) To insert surreptitiously, wrongfully, or without warrant; to interpolate; to pass off (something spurious or counterfeit) as genuine, true, or worthy; -- usually followed by in.
Foist (n.) A foister; a sharper.
Foist (n.) A trick or fraud; a swindle.
Folio (n.) A leaf of a book or manuscript.
Folio (n.) A sheet of paper once folded.
Folio (n.) A book made of sheets of paper each folded once (four pages to the sheet); hence, a book of the largest kind. See Note under Paper.
Folio (n.) The page number. The even folios are on the left-hand pages and the odd folios on the right-hand.
Folio (n.) A page of a book; (Bookkeeping) a page in an account book; sometimes, two opposite pages bearing the same serial number.
Folio (n.) A leaf containing a certain number of words, hence, a certain number of words in a writing, as in England, in law proceedings 72, and in chancery, 90; in New York, 100 words.
Folia (pl. ) of Folium
Folks (n. collect. & pl.) In Anglo-Saxon times, the people of a group of townships or villages; a community; a tribe.
Folks (n. collect. & pl.) People in general, or a separate class of people; -- generally used in the plural form, and often with a qualifying adjective; as, the old folks; poor folks.
Folks (n. collect. & pl.) The persons of one's own family; as, our folks are all well.
Folly (n.) The state of being foolish; want of good sense; levity, weakness, or derangement of mind.
Folly (n.) A foolish act; an inconsiderate or thoughtless procedure; weak or light-minded conduct; foolery.
Folly (n.) Scandalous crime; sin; specifically, as applied to a woman, wantonness.
Folly (n.) The result of a foolish action or enterprise.
Folwe (v. t.) To follow.
Fomes (n.) Any substance supposed to be capable of absorbing, retaining, and transporting contagious or infectious germs; as, woolen clothes are said to be active fomites.
Fonde (v. t. & i.) To endeavor; to strive; to try.
Fonge (v. t.) To take; to receive.
Fonly (adv.) Foolishly; fondly.
Fonne (n.) A fon.
Foody (a.) Eatable; fruitful.
Foots (n. pl.) The settlings of oil, molasses, etc., at the bottom of a barrel or hogshead.
Footy (a.) Having foots, or settlings; as, footy oil, molasses, etc.
Footy (a.) Poor; mean.
Foray (n.) A sudden or irregular incursion in border warfare; hence, any irregular incursion for war or spoils; a raid.
Foray (v. t.) To pillage; to ravage.
Forby (adv. & prep.) Near; hard by; along; past.
Force (v. t.) To stuff; to lard; to farce.
Force (n.) A waterfall; a cascade.
Force (n.) Strength or energy of body or mind; active power; vigor; might; often, an unusual degree of strength or energy; capacity of exercising an influence or producing an effect; especially, power to persuade, or convince, or impose obligation; pertinency; validity; special signification; as, the force of an appeal, an argument, a contract, or a term.
Force (n.) Power exerted against will or consent; compulsory power; violence; coercion.
Force (n.) Strength or power for war; hence, a body of land or naval combatants, with their appurtenances, ready for action; -- an armament; troops; warlike array; -- often in the plural; hence, a body of men prepared for action in other ways; as, the laboring force of a plantation.
Force (n.) Strength or power exercised without law, or contrary to law, upon persons or things; violence.
Force (n.) Validity; efficacy.
Force (n.) Any action between two bodies which changes, or tends to change, their relative condition as to rest or motion; or, more generally, which changes, or tends to change, any physical relation between them, whether mechanical, thermal, chemical, electrical, magnetic, or of any other kind; as, the force of gravity; cohesive force; centrifugal force.
Force (n.) To constrain to do or to forbear, by the exertion of a power not resistible; to compel by physical, moral, or intellectual means; to coerce; as, masters force slaves to labor.
Force (n.) To compel, as by strength of evidence; as, to force conviction on the mind.
Force (n.) To do violence to; to overpower, or to compel by violence to one;s will; especially, to ravish; to violate; to commit rape upon.
Force (n.) To obtain or win by strength; to take by violence or struggle; specifically, to capture by assault; to storm, as a fortress.
Force (n.) To impel, drive, wrest, extort, get, etc., by main strength or violence; -- with a following adverb, as along, away, from, into, through, out, etc.
Force (n.) To put in force; to cause to be executed; to make binding; to enforce.
Force (n.) To exert to the utmost; to urge; hence, to strain; to urge to excessive, unnatural, or untimely action; to produce by unnatural effort; as, to force a consient or metaphor; to force a laugh; to force fruits.
Force (n.) To compel (an adversary or partner) to trump a trick by leading a suit of which he has none.
Force (n.) To provide with forces; to reenforce; to strengthen by soldiers; to man; to garrison.
Force (n.) To allow the force of; to value; to care for.
Force (v. i.) To use violence; to make violent effort; to strive; to endeavor.
Force (v. i.) To make a difficult matter of anything; to labor; to hesitate; hence, to force of, to make much account of; to regard.
Force (v. i.) To be of force, importance, or weight; to matter.
Fordo (v. i.) To destroy; to undo; to ruin.
Fordo (v. i.) To overcome with fatigue; to exhaust.
Forel (n.) A kind of parchment for book covers. See Forrill.
Forel (v. t.) To bind with a forel.
Forge (n.) A place or establishment where iron or other metals are wrought by heating and hammering; especially, a furnace, or a shop with its furnace, etc., where iron is heated and wrought; a smithy.
Forge (n.) The works where wrought iron is produced directly from the ore, or where iron is rendered malleable by puddling and shingling; a shingling mill.
Forge (n.) The act of beating or working iron or steel; the manufacture of metalic bodies.
Forge (n.) To form by heating and hammering; to beat into any particular shape, as a metal.
Forge (n.) To form or shape out in any way; to produce; to frame; to invent.
Forge (n.) To coin.
Forge (n.) To make falsely; to produce, as that which is untrue or not genuine; to fabricate; to counterfeit, as, a signature, or a signed document.
Forge (v. t.) To commit forgery.
Forge (v. t.) To move heavily and slowly, as a ship after the sails are furled; to work one's way, as one ship in outsailing another; -- used especially in the phrase to forge ahead.
Forge (v. t.) To impel forward slowly; as, to forge a ship forward.
Forgo (v. i.) To pass by; to leave. See 1st Forego.
Forky (a.) Opening into two or more parts or shoots; forked; furcated.
Forme (a.) Same as Pate or Patte.
Forme (a.) First.
Forte (n.) The strong point; that in which one excels.
Forte (n.) The stronger part of the blade of a sword; the part of half nearest the hilt; -- opposed to foible.
Forte (a. & adv.) Loudly; strongly; powerfully.
Forth (adv.) Forward; onward in time, place, or order; in advance from a given point; on to end; as, from that day forth; one, two, three, and so forth.
Forth (adv.) Out, as from a state of concealment, retirement, confinement, nondevelopment, or the like; out into notice or view; as, the plants in spring put forth leaves.
Forth (adv.) Beyond a (certain) boundary; away; abroad; out.
Forth (adv.) Throughly; from beginning to end.
Forth (prep.) Forth from; out of.
Forth (n.) A way; a passage or ford.
Forty (a.) Four times ten; thirty-nine and one more.
Forty (n.) The sum of four tens; forty units or objects.
Forty (n.) A symbol expressing forty units; as, 40, or xl.
Forum (n.) A market place or public place in Rome, where causes were judicially tried, and orations delivered to the people.
Forum (n.) A tribunal; a court; an assembly empowered to hear and decide causes.
Fossa (n.) A pit, groove, cavity, or depression, of greater or less depth; as, the temporal fossa on the side of the skull; the nasal fossae containing the nostrils in most birds.
Fosse (n.) A ditch or moat.
Fosse (n.) See Fossa.
Foule (adv.) Foully.
Found () imp. & p. p. of Find.
Found (v. t.) To form by melting a metal, and pouring it into a mold; to cast.
Found (n.) A thin, single-cut file for combmakers.
Found (v. i.) To lay the basis of; to set, or place, as on something solid, for support; to ground; to establish upon a basis, literal or figurative; to fix firmly.
Found (v. i.) To take the ffirst steps or measures in erecting or building up; to furnish the materials for beginning; to begin to raise; to originate; as, to found a college; to found a family.
Fount (n.) A font.
Fount (n.) A fountain.
Fourb (n.) Alt. of Fourbe
Fouty (a.) Despicable.
Fovea (n.) A slight depression or pit; a fossa.
Fowls (pl. ) of Fowl
Foxes (pl. ) of Fox
Foxed (imp. & p. p.) of Fox
Fract (v. t.) To break; to violate.
Foxed (a.) Discolored or stained; -- said of timber, and also of the paper of books or engravings.
Foxed (a.) Repaired by foxing; as, foxed boots.
Foxes (n. pl.) See Fox, n., 7.
Foxly (a.) Foxlike.
Foyer (n.) A lobby in a theater; a greenroom.
Foyer (n.) The crucible or basin in a furnace which receives the molten metal.
Going (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Go
Goafs (pl. ) of Goaf
Gobet (n.) See Gobbet.
Go-by (n.) A passing without notice; intentional neglect; thrusting away; a shifting off; adieu; as, to give a proposal the go-by.
Godly (n.) Pious; reverencing God, and his character and laws; obedient to the commands of God from love for, and reverence of, his character; conformed to God's law; devout; righteous; as, a godly life.
Godly (adv.) Piously; devoutly; righteously.
Goety (n.) Invocation of evil spirits; witchcraft.
Going (n.) The act of moving in any manner; traveling; as, the going is bad.
Going (n.) Departure.
Going (n.) Pregnancy; gestation; childbearing.
Going (n.) Course of life; behavior; doings; ways.
Golde (n.) Alt. of Goolde
Golet (n.) The gullet.
Golet (n.) A California trout. See Malma.
Goman (n.) A husband; a master of a family.
Gombo (n.) See Gumbo.
Gomer (n.) A Hebrew measure. See Homer.
Gomer (n.) A conical chamber at the breech of the bore in heavy ordnance, especially in mortars; -- named after the inventor.
Gonad (n.) One of the masses of generative tissue primitively alike in both sexes, but giving rise to either an ovary or a testis; a generative gland; a germ gland.
Gonys (n.) The keel or lower out
Goods (n. pl.) See Good, n., 3.
Goody (n.) A bonbon, cake, or the like; -- usually in the pl.
Goody (n.) An American fish; the lafayette or spot.
Goody (n.) Goodwife; -- a low term of civility or sport.
Geese (pl. ) of Goose
Goose (n.) Any large web-footen bird of the subfamily Anserinae, and belonging to Anser, Branta, Chen, and several allied genera. See Anseres.
Goose (n.) Any large bird of other related families, resembling the common goose.
Goose (n.) A tailor's smoothing iron, so called from its handle, which resembles the neck of a goose.
Goose (n.) A silly creature; a simpleton.
Goose (n.) A game played with counters on a board divided into compartments, in some of which a goose was depicted.
Goost (n.) Ghost; spirit.
Goral (n.) An Indian goat antelope (Nemorhedus goral), resembling the chamois.
Gorce (n.) A pool of water to keep fish in; a wear.
Gored (imp. & p. p.) of Gore
Gorge (n.) The throat; the gullet; the canal by which food passes to the stomach.
Gorge (n.) A narrow passage or entrance
Gorge (n.) A defile between mountains.
Gorge (n.) The entrance into a bastion or other outwork of a fort; -- usually synonymous with rear. See Illust. of Bastion.
Gorge (n.) That which is gorged or swallowed, especially by a hawk or other fowl.
Gorge (n.) A filling or choking of a passage or channel by an obstruction; as, an ice gorge in a river.
Gorge (n.) A concave molding; a cavetto.
Gorge (n.) The groove of a pulley.
Gorge (n.) To swallow; especially, to swallow with greediness, or in large mouthfuls or quantities.
Gorge (n.) To glut; to fill up to the throat; to satiate.
Gorge (v. i.) To eat greedily and to satiety.
Gorma (n.) The European cormorant.
Gorse (n.) Furze. See Furze.
Goter (n.) a gutter.
Gouge (n.) A chisel, with a hollow or semicylindrical blade, for scooping or cutting holes, channels, or grooves, in wood, stone, etc.; a similar instrument, with curved edge, for turning wood.
Gouge (n.) A bookbinder's tool for blind tooling or gilding, having a face which forms a curve.
Gouge (n.) An incising tool which cuts forms or blanks for gloves, envelopes, etc. from leather, paper, etc.
Gouge (n.) Soft material lying between the wall of a vein aud the solid vein.
Gouge (n.) The act of scooping out with a gouge, or as with a gouge; a groove or cavity scooped out, as with a gouge.
Gouge (n.) Imposition; cheat; fraud; also, an impostor; a cheat; a trickish person.
Bouge (v. t.) To scoop out with a gouge.
Bouge (v. t.) To scoop out, as an eye, with the thumb nail; to force out the eye of (a person) with the thumb.
Bouge (v. t.) To cheat in a bargain; to chouse.
Goura (n.) One of several species of large, crested ground pigeons of the genus Goura, inhabiting New Guinea and adjacent islands. The Queen Victoria pigeon (Goura Victoria) and the crowned pigeon (G. coronata) are among the beat known species.
Gourd (n.) A fleshy, three-celled, many-seeded fruit, as the melon, pumpkin, cucumber, etc., of the order Cucurbitaceae; and especially the bottle gourd (Lagenaria vulgaris) which occurs in a great variety of forms, and, when the interior part is removed, serves for bottles, dippers, cups, and other dishes.
Gourd (n.) A dipper or other vessel made from the shell of a gourd; hence, a drinking vessel; a bottle.
Gourd (n.) A false die. See Gord.
Gourd (n.) Alt. of Gourde
Gouty (a.) Diseased with, or subject to, the gout; as, a gouty person; a gouty joint.
Gouty (a.) Pertaining to the gout.
Gouty (a.) Swollen, as if from gout.
Gouty (a.) Boggy; as, gouty land.
Gowan (n.) The daisy, or mountain daisy.
Gowan (n.) Decomposed granite.
Hoard (n.) See Hoarding, 2.
Hoard (n.) A store, stock, or quantity of anything accumulated or laid up; a hidden supply; a treasure; as, a hoard of provisions; a hoard of money.
Hoard (v. t.) To collect and lay up; to amass and deposit in secret; to store secretly, or for the sake of keeping and accumulating; as, to hoard grain.
Hoard (v. i.) To lay up a store or hoard, as of money.
Hoary (a.) White or whitish.
Hoary (a.) White or gray with age; hoar; as, hoary hairs.
Hoary (a.) remote in time past; as, hoary antiquity.
Hoary (a.) Moldy; mossy; musty.
Hoary (a.) Of a pale silvery gray.
Hoary (a.) Covered with short, dense, grayish white hairs; canescent.
Hobby (n.) A small, strong-winged European falcon (Falco subbuteo), formerly trained for hawking.
Hobby (n.) Alt. of Hobbyhorse
Hobit (n.) A small mortar on a gun carriage, in use before the howitzer.
Hoboy (n.) A hautboy or oboe.
Hocco (n.) The crested curassow; -- called also royal pheasant. See Curassow.
Hough (n.) The joint in the hind limb of quadrupeds between the leg and shank, or tibia and tarsus, and corresponding to the ankle in man.
Hough (n.) A piece cut by butchers, esp. in pork, from either the front or hind leg, just above the foot.
Hough (n.) The popliteal space; the ham.
Hocus (v. t.) To deceive or cheat.
Hocus (v. t.) To adulterate; to drug; as, liquor is said to be hocused for the purpose of stupefying the drinker.
Hocus (v. t.) To stupefy with drugged liquor.
Hocus (n.) One who cheats or deceives.
Hocus (n.) Drugged liquor.
Hoddy (n.) See Dun crow, under Dun, a.
Hoful (a.) Careful; wary.
Hoise (v. t.) To hoist.
Hoist (v. t.) To raise; to lift; to elevate; esp., to raise or lift to a desired elevation, by means of tackle, as a sail, a flag, a heavy package or weight.
Hoist (n.) That by which anything is hoisted; the apparatus for lifting goods.
Hoist (n.) The act of hoisting; a lift.
Hoist (n.) The perpendicular height of a flag, as opposed to the fly, or horizontal length when flying from a staff.
Hoist (n.) The height of a fore-and-aft sail next the mast or stay.
Hoist (p. p.) Hoisted.
Hoker (n.) Scorn; derision; abusive talk.
Holla (interj.) Hollo.
Holla (v. i.) See Hollo, v. i.
Hollo (interj. & n.) Ho there; stop; attend; hence, a loud cry or a call to attract attention; a halloo.
Hollo (interj.) To call out or exclaim; to halloo. This form is now mostly replaced by hello.
Holly (adv.) Wholly.
Holly (n.) A tree or shrub of the genus Ilex. The European species (Ilex Aguifolium) is best known, having glossy green leaves, with a spiny, waved edge, and bearing berries that turn red or yellow about Michaelmas.
Holly (n.) The holm oak. See 1st Holm.
Holo- () A combining form fr. Gr. "o`los whole.
Holwe (a.) Hollow.
Homer (n.) A carrier pigeon remarkable for its ability to return home from a distance.
Homer (n.) See Hoemother.
Homer (n.) A Hebrew measure containing, as a liquid measure, ten baths, equivalent to fifty-five gallons, two quarts, one pint; and, as a dry measure, ten ephahs, equivalent to six bushels, two pecks, four quarts.
Homo- () A combining form from Gr. "omo`s, one and the same, common, joint.
Honed (imp. & p. p.) of Hone
Honey (n.) A sweet viscid fluid, esp. that collected by bees from flowers of plants, and deposited in the cells of the honeycomb.
Honey (n.) That which is sweet or pleasant, like honey.
Honey (n.) Sweet one; -- a term of endearment.
Honey (v. i.) To be gentle, agreeable, or coaxing; to talk fondly; to use endearments; also, to be or become obsequiously courteous or complimentary; to fawn.
Honey (v. t.) To make agreeable; to cover or sweeten with, or as with, honey.
Honor (n.) Esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; respect; consideration; reverence; veneration; manifestation of respect or reverence.
Honor (n.) That which rightfully attracts esteem, respect, or consideration; self-respect; dignity; courage; fidelity; especially, excellence of character; high moral worth; virtue; nobleness; specif., in men, integrity; uprightness; trustworthness; in women, purity; chastity.
Honor (n.) A nice sense of what is right, just, and true, with course of life correspondent thereto; strict conformity to the duty imposed by conscience, position, or privilege.
Honor (n.) That to which esteem or consideration is paid; distinguished position; high rank.
Honor (n.) Fame; reputation; credit.
Honor (n.) A token of esteem paid to worth; a mark of respect; a ceremonial sign of consideration; as, he wore an honor on his breast; military honors; civil honors.
Honor (n.) A cause of respect and fame; a glory; an excellency; an ornament; as, he is an honor to his nation.
Honor (n.) A title applied to the holders of certain honorable civil offices, or to persons of rank; as, His Honor the Mayor. See Note under Honorable.
Honor (n.) A seigniory or lordship held of the king, on which other lordships and manors depended.
Honor (n.) Academic or university prizes or distinctions; as, honors in classics.
Honor (n.) The ace, king, queen, and jack of trumps. The ten and nine are sometimes called Dutch honors.
Honor (n.) To regard or treat with honor, esteem, or respect; to revere; to treat with deference and submission; when used of the Supreme Being, to reverence; to adore; to worship.
Honor (n.) To dignify; to raise to distinction or notice; to bestow honor upon; to elevate in rank or station; to ennoble; to exalt; to glorify; hence, to do something to honor; to treat in a complimentary manner or with civility.
Honor (n.) To accept and pay when due; as, to honora bill of exchange.
-hood () A termination denoting state, condition, quality, character, totality, as in manhood, childhood, knighthood, brotherhood. Sometimes it is written, chiefly in obsolete words, in the form -head.
Hoody (n.) The hooded crow; also, in Scotland, the hooded gull.
Hoofs (pl. ) of Hoof
Hooky (a.) Full of hooks; pertaining to hooks.
Hoove (n.) A disease in cattle consisting in inflammation of the stomach by gas, ordinarily caused by eating too much green food; tympany; bloating.
Hoven (a.) Affected with hoove; as, hooven, or hoven, cattle.
Hoped (imp. & p. p.) of Hope
Hoper (n.) One who hopes.
Hoppo (n.) A collector of customs, as at Canton; an overseer of commerce.
Hoppo (n.) A tribunal or commission having charge of the revenue derived from trade and navigation.
Horal (a.) Of or pertaining to an hour, or to hours.
Horde (n.) A wandering troop or gang; especially, a clan or tribe of a nomadic people migrating from place to place for the sake of pasturage, plunder, etc.; a predatory multitude.
Horny (superl.) Having horns or hornlike projections.
Horny (superl.) Composed or made of horn, or of a substance resembling horn; of the nature of horn.
Horny (superl.) Hard; callous.
Horse (n.) A hoofed quadruped of the genus Equus; especially, the domestic horse (E. caballus), which was domesticated in Egypt and Asia at a very early period. It has six broad molars, on each side of each jaw, with six incisors, and two canine teeth, both above and below. The mares usually have the canine teeth rudimentary or wanting. The horse differs from the true asses, in having a long, flowing mane, and the tail bushy to the base. Unlike the asses it has callosities, or chestnuts, on al
Horse (n.) The male of the genus horse, in distinction from the female or male; usually, a castrated male.
Horse (n.) Mounted soldiery; cavalry; -- used without the plural termination; as, a regiment of horse; -- distinguished from foot.
Horse (n.) A frame with legs, used to support something; as, a clotheshorse, a sawhorse, etc.
Horse (n.) A frame of timber, shaped like a horse, on which soldiers were made to ride for punishment.
Horse (n.) Anything, actual or figurative, on which one rides as on a horse; a hobby.
Horse (n.) A mass of earthy matter, or rock of the same character as the wall rock, occurring in the course of a vein, as of coal or ore; hence, to take horse -- said of a vein -- is to divide into branches for a distance.
Horse (n.) See Footrope, a.
Horse (a.) A breastband for a leadsman.
Horse (a.) An iron bar for a sheet traveler to slide upon.
Horse (a.) A jackstay.
Horse (v. t.) To provide with a horse, or with horses; to mount on, or as on, a horse.
Horse (v. t.) To sit astride of; to bestride.
Horse (v. t.) To cover, as a mare; -- said of the male.
Horse (v. t.) To take or carry on the back; as, the keeper, horsing a deer.
Horse (v. t.) To place on the back of another, or on a wooden horse, etc., to be flogged; to subject to such punishment.
Horse (v. i.) To get on horseback.
Horsy (a.) Pertaining to, or suggestive of, a horse, or of horse racing; as, horsy manners; garments of fantastically horsy fashions.
Hosen (pl. ) of Hose
Hosen (n. pl.) See Hose.
Hatte (pres. & imp.) of Hote
Hoten () of Hote
Hotel (n.) A house for entertaining strangers or travelers; an inn or public house, of the better class.
Hotel (n.) In France, the mansion or town residence of a person of rank or wealth.
Hoten () p. p. of Hote.
Hotly (a.) In a hot or fiery manner; ardently; vehemently; violently; hastily; as, a hotly pursued.
Hotly (a.) In a lustful manner; lustfully.
Hough (n.) Same as Hock, a joint.
Hough (v. t.) Same as Hock, to hamstring.
Hough (n.) An adz; a hoe.
Hough (v. t.) To cut with a hoe.
Hoult (n.) A piece of woodland; a small wood. [Obs.] See Holt.
Hound (n.) A variety of the domestic dog, usually having large, drooping ears, esp. one which hunts game by scent, as the foxhound, bloodhound, deerhound, but also used for various breeds of fleet hunting dogs, as the greyhound, boarhound, etc.
Hound (n.) A despicable person.
Hound (n.) A houndfish.
Hound (n.) Projections at the masthead, serving as a support for the trestletrees and top to rest on.
Hound (n.) A side bar used to strengthen portions of the running gear of a vehicle.
Hound (v. t.) To set on the chase; to incite to pursuit; as, to hounda dog at a hare; to hound on pursuers.
Hound (v. t.) To hunt or chase with hounds, or as with hounds.
Houri (n.) A nymph of paradise; -- so called by the Mohammedans.
Hours (n. pl.) Goddess of the seasons, or of the hours of the day.
House (n.) A structure intended or used as a habitation or shelter for animals of any kind; but especially, a building or edifice for the habitation of man; a dwelling place, a mansion.
House (n.) Household affairs; domestic concerns; particularly in the phrase to keep house. See below.
House (n.) Those who dwell in the same house; a household.
House (n.) A family of ancestors, descendants, and kindred; a race of persons from the same stock; a tribe; especially, a noble family or an illustrious race; as, the house of Austria; the house of Hanover; the house of Israel.
House (n.) One of the estates of a kingdom or other government assembled in parliament or legislature; a body of men united in a legislative capacity; as, the House of Lords; the House of Commons; the House of Representatives; also, a quorum of such a body. See Congress, and Parliament.
House (n.) A firm, or commercial establishment.
House (n.) A public house; an inn; a hotel.
House (n.) A twelfth part of the heavens, as divided by six circles intersecting at the north and south points of the horizon, used by astrologers in noting the positions of the heavenly bodies, and casting horoscopes or nativities. The houses were regarded as fixed in respect to the horizon, and numbered from the one at the eastern horizon, called the ascendant, first house, or house of life, downward, or in the direction of the earth's revolution, the stars and planets passing through them i
House (n.) A square on a chessboard, regarded as the proper place of a piece.
House (n.) An audience; an assembly of hearers, as at a lecture, a theater, etc.; as, a thin or a full house.
House (n.) The body, as the habitation of the soul.
House (n.) The grave.
House (v. t.) To take or put into a house; to shelter under a roof; to cover from the inclemencies of the weather; to protect by covering; as, to house one's family in a comfortable home; to house farming utensils; to house cattle.
House (v. t.) To drive to a shelter.
House (v. t.) To admit to residence; to harbor.
House (v. t.) To deposit and cover, as in the grave.
House (v. t.) To stow in a safe place; to take down and make safe; as, to house the upper spars.
House (v. i.) To take shelter or lodging; to abide to dwell; to lodge.
House (v. i.) To have a position in one of the houses. See House, n., 8.
Houss (n.) A saddlecloth; a housing.
Houve (n.) A head covering of various kinds; a hood; a coif; a cap.
Hovel (n.) An open shed for sheltering cattle, or protecting produce, etc., from the weather.
Hovel (n.) A poor cottage; a small, mean house; a hut.
Hovel (n.) A large conical brick structure around which the firing kilns are grouped.
Hovel (v. t.) To put in a hovel; to shelter.
Hoven () p. p. of Heave.
Hoven (a.) Affected with the disease called hoove; as, hoven cattle.
Hover (n.) A cover; a shelter; a protection.
Hover (v. i.) To hang fluttering in the air, or on the wing; to remain in flight or floating about or over a place or object; to be suspended in the air above something.
Hover (v. i.) To hang about; to move to and fro near a place, threateningly, watchfully, or irresolutely.
Howdy (n.) A midwife.
Howel (n.) A tool used by coopers for smoothing and chamfering rheir work, especially the inside of casks.
Howel (v. t.) To smooth; to plane; as, to howel a cask.
Howso (adv.) Howsoever.
Howve (n.) A hood. See Houve.
Iodal (n.) An oily liquid, Cl3.CHO, analogous to chloral and bromal.
Iodic (a.) to, or containing, iodine; specif., denoting those compounds in which it has a relatively high valence; as, iodic acid.
Iodo- () Alt. of Iod-
Ionic (a.) Of or pertaining to Ionia or the Ionians.
Ionic (a.) Pertaining to the Ionic order of architecture, one of the three orders invented by the Greeks, and one of the five recognized by the Italian writers of the sixteenth century. Its distinguishing feature is a capital with spiral volutes. See Illust. of Capital.
Ionic (a.) Of or pertaining to an ion; composed of ions.
Ionic (n.) A foot consisting of four syllables: either two long and two short, -- that is, a spondee and a pyrrhic, in which case it is called the greater Ionic; or two short and two long, -- that is, a pyrrhic and a spondee, in which case it is called the smaller Ionic.
Ionic (n.) A verse or meter composed or consisting of Ionic feet.
Ionic (n.) The Ionic dialect; as, the Homeric Ionic.
Ionic (n.) Ionic type.
I O U () A paper having on it these letters, with a sum named, and duly signed; -- in use in England as an acknowledgment of a debt, and taken as evidence thereof, but not amounting to a promissory note; a due bill.
Iowas (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians which formerly occupied the region now included in the State of Iowa.
Joint (n.) The place or part where two things or parts are joined or united; the union of two or more smooth or even surfaces admitting of a close-fitting or junction; junction as, a joint between two pieces of timber; a joint in a pipe.
Joint (n.) A joining of two things or parts so as to admit of motion; an articulation, whether movable or not; a hinge; as, the knee joint; a node or joint of a stem; a ball and socket joint. See Articulation.
Joint (n.) The part or space included between two joints, knots, nodes, or articulations; as, a joint of cane or of a grass stem; a joint of the leg.
Joint (n.) Any one of the large pieces of meat, as cut into portions by the butcher for roasting.
Joint (n.) A plane of fracture, or divisional plane, of a rock transverse to the stratification.
Joint (n.) The space between the adjacent surfaces of two bodies joined and held together, as by means of cement, mortar, etc.; as, a thin joint.
Joint (n.) The means whereby the meeting surfaces of pieces in a structure are secured together.
Joint (a.) Joined; united; combined; concerted; as joint action.
Joint (a.) Involving the united activity of two or more; done or produced by two or more working together.
Joint (a.) United, joined, or sharing with another or with others; not solitary in interest or action; holding in common with an associate, or with associates; acting together; as, joint heir; joint creditor; joint debtor, etc.
Joint (a.) Shared by, or affecting two or more; held in common; as, joint property; a joint bond.
Joint (v. t.) To unite by a joint or joints; to fit together; to prepare so as to fit together; as, to joint boards.
Joint (v. t.) To join; to connect; to unite; to combine.
Joint (v. t.) To provide with a joint or joints; to articulate.
Joint (v. t.) To separate the joints; of; to divide at the joint or joints; to disjoint; to cut up into joints, as meat.
Joint (v. i.) To fit as if by joints; to coalesce as joints do; as, the stones joint, neatly.
Joist (n.) A piece of timber laid horizontally, or nearly so, to which the planks of the floor, or the laths or furring strips of a ceiling, are nailed; -- called, according to its position or use, binding joist, bridging joist, ceiling joist, trimming joist, etc. See Illust. of Double-framed floor, under Double, a.
Joist (v. t.) To fit or furnish with joists.
Joked (imp. & p. p.) of Joke
Joker (n.) One who makes jokes or jests.
Joker (n.) See Rest bower, under 2d Bower.
Jolif (a.) Joyful; merry; pleasant; jolly.
Jolly (superl.) Full of life and mirth; jovial; joyous; merry; mirthful.
Jolly (superl.) Expressing mirth, or inspiring it; exciting mirth and gayety.
Jolly (superl.) Of fine appearance; handsome; excellent; lively; agreeable; pleasant.
Jolty (a.) That jolts; as, a jolty coach.
Jonah (n.) The Hebrew prophet, who was cast overboard as one who endangered the ship; hence, any person whose presence is unpropitious.
Joram (n.) See Jorum.
Jorum (n.) A large drinking vessel; also, its contents.
Jossa (interj.) A command to a horse, probably meaning "stand still."
Jougs (n.) An iron collar fastened to a wall or post, formerly used in Scotland as a kind of pillory. [Written also juggs.] See Juke.
Joule (n.) A unit of work which is equal to 107 units of work in the C. G. S. system of units (ergs), and is practically equivalent to the energy expended in one second by an electric current of one ampere in a resistance of one ohm. One joule is approximately equal to 0.738 foot pounds.
Joust (v. i.) To engage in mock combat on horseback, as two knights in the lists; to tilt.
Joust (v. i.) A tilting match; a mock combat on horseback between two knights in the lists or inclosed field.
Joyed (imp. & p. p.) of Joy
Koala (n.) A tailless marsupial (Phascolarctos cinereus), found in Australia. The female carries her young on the back of her neck. Called also Australian bear, native bear, and native sloth.
Kodak (n.) A kind of portable camera.
Konze (n.) A large African antelope (Alcelaphus Lichtensteini), allied to the hartbeest, but having shorter and flatter horns, and lacking a black patch on the face.
Koord (n.) See Kurd.
Koran (n.) The Scriptures of the Mohammedans, containing the professed revelations to Mohammed; -- called also Alcoran.
Korin (n.) The gazelle.
Kotow (n.) The prostration made by mandarins and others to their superiors, either as homage or worship, by knocking the forehead on the ground. There are degrees in the rite, the highest being expressed by three knockings.
Kotow (v. i.) To perform the kotow.
Loach (n.) Any one of several small, fresh-water, cyprinoid fishes of the genera Cobitis, Nemachilus, and allied genera, having six or more barbules around the mouth. They are found in Europe and Asia. The common European species (N. barbatulus) is used as a food fish.
Loamy (a.) Consisting of loam; partaking of the nature of loam; resembling loam.
Loath (a.) Hateful; odious; disliked.
Loath (a.) Filled with disgust or aversion; averse; unwilling; reluctant; as, loath to part.
Lobar (a.) Of or pertaining to a lobe; characterized by, or like, a lobe or lobes.
Lobby (n.) A passage or hall of communication, especially when large enough to serve also as a waiting room. It differs from an antechamber in that a lobby communicates between several rooms, an antechamber to one only; but this distinction is not carefully preserved.
Lobby (n.) That part of a hall of legislation not appropriated to the official use of the assembly; hence, the persons, collectively, who frequent such a place to transact business with the legislators; any persons, not members of a legislative body, who strive to influence its proceedings by personal agency.
Lobby (n.) An apartment or passageway in the fore part of an old-fashioned cabin under the quarter-deck.
Lobby (n.) A confined place for cattle, formed by hedges. trees, or other fencing, near the farmyard.
Lobby (v. i.) To address or solicit members of a legislative body in the lobby or elsewhere, with the purpose to influence their votes.
Lobby (v. t.) To urge the adoption or passage of by soliciting members of a legislative body; as, to lobby a bill.
Lobed (a.) Having lobes; lobate.
Local (a.) Of or pertaining to a particular place, or to a definite region or portion of space; restricted to one place or region; as, a local custom.
Local (n.) A train which receives and deposits passengers or freight along the
Local (n.) On newspaper cant, an item of news relating to the place where the paper is published.
Loche (n.) See Loach.
Locky (a.) Having locks or tufts.
Locus (n.) A place; a locality.
Locus (n.) The
Lodde (n.) The capelin.
Lodge (n.) A shelter in which one may rest; as: (a) A shed; a rude cabin; a hut; as, an Indian's lodge.
Lodge (n.) A small dwelling house, as for a gamekeeper or gatekeeper of an estate.
Lodge (n.) A den or cave.
Lodge (n.) The meeting room of an association; hence, the regularly constituted body of members which meets there; as, a masonic lodge.
Lodge (n.) The chamber of an abbot, prior, or head of a college.
Lodge (n.) The space at the mouth of a level next the shaft, widened to permit wagons to pass, or ore to be deposited for hoisting; -- called also platt.
Lodge (n.) A collection of objects lodged together.
Lodge (n.) A family of North American Indians, or the persons who usually occupy an Indian lodge, -- as a unit of enumeration, reckoned from four to six persons; as, the tribe consists of about two hundred lodges, that is, of about a thousand individuals.
Lodge (v. i.) To rest or remain a lodge house, or other shelter; to rest; to stay; to abide; esp., to sleep at night; as, to lodge in York Street.
Lodge (v. i.) To fall or lie down, as grass or grain, when overgrown or beaten down by the wind.
Lodge (v. i.) To come to a rest; to stop and remain; as, the bullet lodged in the bark of a tree.
Lodge (n.) To give shelter or rest to; especially, to furnish a sleeping place for; to harbor; to shelter; hence, to receive; to hold.
Lodge (n.) To drive to shelter; to track to covert.
Lodge (n.) To deposit for keeping or preservation; as, the men lodged their arms in the arsenal.
Lodge (n.) To cause to stop or rest in; to implant.
Lodge (n.) To lay down; to prostrate.
Loess (n.) A quaternary deposit, usually consisting of a fine yellowish earth, on the banks of the Rhine and other large rivers.
Loffe (v. i.) To laugh.
Lofty (superl.) Lifted high up; having great height; towering; high.
Lofty (superl.) Fig.: Elevated in character, rank, dignity, spirit, bearing, language, etc.; exalted; noble; stately; characterized by pride; haughty.
Logan (n.) A rocking or balanced stone.
Logge (n. & v.) See Lodge.
Logic (n.) The science or art of exact reasoning, or of pure and formal thought, or of the laws according to which the processes of pure thinking should be conducted; the science of the formation and application of general notions; the science of generalization, judgment, classification, reasoning, and systematic arrangement; correct reasoning.
Logic (n.) A treatise on logic; as, Mill's Logic.
Logos (n.) A word; reason; speech.
Logos (n.) The divine Word; Christ.
-logy () A combining form denoting a discourse, treatise, doctrine, theory, science; as, theology, geology, biology, mineralogy.
Locao (n.) A green vegetable dye imported from China.
Longe (n.) A thrust. See Lunge.
Longe (n.) The training ground for a horse.
Longe (n.) Same as 4th Lunge.
Looed (imp. & p. p.) of Loo
Looby (n.) An awkward, clumsy fellow; a lubber.
Looch (n.) See 2d Loch.
Loony (a.) See Luny.
Loord (n.) A dull, stupid fellow; a drone.
Loose (superl.) Unbound; untied; unsewed; not attached, fastened, fixed, or confined; as, the loose sheets of a book.
Loose (superl.) Free from constraint or obligation; not bound by duty, habit, etc. ; -- with from or of.
Loose (superl.) Not tight or close; as, a loose garment.
Loose (superl.) Not dense, close, compact, or crowded; as, a cloth of loose texture.
Loose (superl.) Not precise or exact; vague; indeterminate; as, a loose style, or way of reasoning.
Loose (superl.) Not strict in matters of morality; not rigid according to some standard of right.
Loose (superl.) Unconnected; rambling.
Loose (superl.) Lax; not costive; having lax bowels.
Loose (superl.) Dissolute; unchaste; as, a loose man or woman.
Loose (superl.) Containing or consisting of obscene or unchaste language; as, a loose epistle.
Loose (n.) Freedom from restraint.
Loose (n.) A letting go; discharge.
Loose (a.) To untie or unbind; to free from any fastening; to remove the shackles or fastenings of; to set free; to relieve.
Loose (a.) To release from anything obligatory or burdensome; to disengage; hence, to absolve; to remit.
Loose (a.) To relax; to loosen; to make less strict.
Loose (a.) To solve; to interpret.
Loose (v. i.) To set sail.
Loped (imp. & p. p.) of Lope
Loper (n.) One who, or that which, lopes; esp., a horse that lopes.
Loper (n.) A swivel at one end of a ropewalk, used in laying the strands.
Loppy (a.) Somewhat lop; inc
Loral (n.) Of or pertaining to the lores.
Loral (a.) Of or pertaining to the lore; -- said of certain feathers of birds, scales of reptiles, etc.
Lorel (n.) A good for nothing fellow; a vagabond.
Loren (obs. strong p. p.) of Lose.
Loris (n.) Any one of several species of small lemurs of the genus Stenops. They have long, slender limbs and large eyes, and are arboreal in their habits. The slender loris (S. gracilis), of Ceylon, in one of the best known species.
Lorry (n.) A small cart or wagon, as those used on the tramways in mines to carry coal or rubbish; also, a barrow or truck for shifting baggage, as at railway stations.
Losel (n.) One who loses by sloth or neglect; a worthless person; a lorel.
Losel (a.) Wasteful; slothful.
Loser (n.) One who loses.
Lotos (n.) See Lotus.
Lotto (n.) A game of chance, played with cards, on which are inscribed numbers, and any contrivance (as a wheel containing numbered balls) for determining a set of numbers by chance. The player holding a card having on it the set of numbers drawn from the wheel takes the stakes after a certain percentage of them has been deducted for the dealer. A variety of lotto is called keno.
Lotus (n.) A name of several kinds of water lilies; as Nelumbium speciosum, used in religious ceremonies, anciently in Egypt, and to this day in Asia; Nelumbium luteum, the American lotus; and Nymphaea Lotus and N. caerulea, the respectively white-flowered and blue-flowered lotus of modern Egypt, which, with Nelumbium speciosum, are figured on its ancient monuments.
Lotus (n.) The lotus of the lotuseaters, probably a tree found in Northern Africa, Sicily, Portugal, and Spain (Zizyphus Lotus), the fruit of which is mildly sweet. It was fabled by the ancients to make strangers who ate of it forget their native country, or lose all desire to return to it.
Lotus (n.) The lote, or nettle tree. See Lote.
Lotus (n.) A genus (Lotus) of leguminous plants much resembling clover.
Lotus (n.) An ornament much used in Egyptian architecture, generally asserted to have been suggested by the Egyptian water lily.
Lough (n.) A loch or lake; -- so spelt in Ireland.
Lough (obs. strong imp.) of Laugh.
Loups (n. pl.) The Pawnees, a tribe of North American Indians whose principal totem was the wolf.
Louri (n.) See Lory.
Louse (n.) Any one of numerous species of small, wingless, suctorial, parasitic insects belonging to a tribe (Pediculina), now usually regarded as degraded Hemiptera. To this group belong of the lice of man and other mammals; as, the head louse of man (Pediculus capitis), the body louse (P. vestimenti), and the crab louse (Phthirius pubis), and many others. See Crab louse, Dog louse, Cattle louse, etc., under Crab, Dog, etc.
Louse (n.) Any one of numerous small mandibulate insects, mostly parasitic on birds, and feeding on the feathers. They are known as Mallophaga, or bird lice, though some occur on the hair of mammals. They are usually regarded as degraded Pseudoneuroptera. See Mallophaga.
Louse (n.) Any one of the numerous species of aphids, or plant lice. See Aphid.
Louse (n.) Any small crustacean parasitic on fishes. See Branchiura, and Ichthvophthira.
Louse (v. t.) To clean from lice.
Lousy (a.) Infested with lice.
Lousy (a.) Mean; contemptible; as, lousy knave.
Loved (imp. & p. p.) of Love
Lovee (n.) One who is loved.
Lover (n.) One who loves; one who is in love; -- usually limited, in the singular, to a person of the male sex.
Lover (n.) A friend; one strongly attached to another; one who greatly desires the welfare of any person or thing; as, a lover of his country.
Lover (n.) One who has a strong liking for anything, as books, science, or music.
Lover (n.) Alt. of Lovery
Lowed (imp. & p. p.) of Low
Lower (a.) Compar. of Low, a.
Lower (a.) To let descend by its own weight, as something suspended; to let down; as, to lower a bucket into a well; to lower a sail or a boat; sometimes, to pull down; as, to lower a flag.
Lower (a.) To reduce the height of; as, to lower a fence or wall; to lower a chimney or turret.
Lower (a.) To depress as to direction; as, to lower the aim of a gun; to make less elevated as to object; as, to lower one's ambition, aspirations, or hopes.
Lower (a.) To reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of; as, to lower the temperature of anything; to lower one's vitality; to lower distilled liquors.
Lower (a.) To bring down; to humble; as, to lower one's pride.
Lower (a.) To reduce in value, amount, etc. ; as, to lower the price of goods, the rate of interest, etc.
Lower (v. i.) To fall; to sink; to grow less; to diminish; to decrease; as, the river lowered as rapidly as it rose.
Lower (v. i.) To be dark, gloomy, and threatening, as clouds; to be covered with dark and threatening clouds, as the sky; to show threatening signs of approach, as a tempest.
Lower (v. i.) To frown; to look sullen.
Lower (n.) Cloudiness; gloominess.
Lower (n.) A frowning; sullenness.
Lowgh () Alt. of Lowh
Lowly (a.) Not high; not elevated in place; low.
Lowly (a.) Low in rank or social importance.
Lowly (a.) Not lofty or sublime; humble.
Lowly (a.) Having a low esteem of one's own worth; humble; meek; free from pride.
Lowly (adv.) In a low manner; humbly; meekly; modestly.
Lowly (adv.) In a low condition; meanly.
Lowry (n.) An open box car used on railroads. Compare Lorry.
Loyal (a.) Faithful to law; upholding the lawful authority; faithful and true to the lawful government; faithful to the prince or sovereign to whom one is subject; unswerving in allegiance.
Loyal (a.) True to any person or persons to whom one owes fidelity, especially as a wife to her husband, lovers to each other, and friend to friend; constant; faithful to a cause or a principle.
Moate (v. i.) To void the excrement, as a bird; to mute.
Moble (v. t.) To wrap the head of in a hood.
Mocha (n.) A seaport town of Arabia, on the Red Sea.
Mocha (n.) A variety of coffee brought from Mocha.
Mocha (n.) An Abyssinian weight, equivalent to a Troy grain.
Moche (n.) A bale of raw silk.
Moche (a.) Much.
Modal (a.) Of or pertaining to a mode or mood; consisting in mode or form only; relating to form; having the form without the essence or reality.
Modal (a.) Indicating, or pertaining to, some mode of conceiving existence, or of expressing thought.
Model (n.) A miniature representation of a thing, with the several parts in due proportion; sometimes, a facsimile of the same size.
Model (n.) Something intended to serve, or that may serve, as a pattern of something to be made; a material representation or embodiment of an ideal; sometimes, a drawing; a plan; as, the clay model of a sculpture; the inventor's model of a machine.
Model (n.) Anything which serves, or may serve, as an example for imitation; as, a government formed on the model of the American constitution; a model of eloquence, virtue, or behavior.
Model (n.) That by which a thing is to be measured; standard.
Model (n.) Any copy, or resemblance, more or less exact.
Model (n.) A person who poses as a pattern to an artist.
Model (a.) Suitable to be taken as a model or pattern; as, a model house; a model husband.
Model (v. t.) To plan or form after a pattern; to form in model; to form a model or pattern for; to shape; to mold; to fashion; as, to model a house or a government; to model an edifice according to the plan de
Model (v. i.) To make a copy or a pattern; to design or imitate forms; as, to model in wax.
Moder (n.) A mother.
Moder (n.) The principal piece of an astrolabe, into which the others are fixed.
Moder (v. t.) To moderate.
Modii (pl. ) of Modius
Modus (n.) The arrangement of, or mode of expressing, the terms of a contract or conveyance.
Modus (n.) A qualification involving the idea of variation or departure from some general rule or form, in the way of either restriction or enlargement, according to the circumstances of the case, as in the will of a donor, an agreement between parties, and the like.
Modus (n.) A fixed compensation or equivalent given instead of payment of tithes in kind, expressed in full by the phrase modus decimandi.
Moeve (v. t. & i.) To move.
Mogul (n.) A person of the Mongolian race.
Mogul (n.) A heavy locomotive for freight traffic, having three pairs of connected driving wheels and a two-wheeled truck.
Mohur (n.) A British Indian gold coin, of the value of fifteen silver rupees, or $7.21.
Moile (n.) A kind of high shoe anciently worn.
Moira (n.) The deity who assigns to every man his lot.
Moire (n.) Originally, a fine textile fabric made of the hair of an Asiatic goat; afterwards, any textile fabric to which a watered appearance is given in the process of calendering.
Moire (n.) A watered, clouded, or frosted appearance produced upon either textile fabrics or metallic surfaces.
Moist (a.) Moderately wet; damp; humid; not dry; as, a moist atmosphere or air.
Moist (a.) Fresh, or new.
Moist (v. t.) To moisten.
Molar (a.) Of or pertaining to a mass of matter; -- said of the properties or motions of masses, as distinguished from those of molecules or atoms.
Molar (a.) Having power to grind; grinding; as, the molar teeth; also, of or pertaining to the molar teeth.
Molar (n.) Any one of the teeth back of the incisors and canines. The molar which replace the deciduous or milk teeth are designated as premolars, and those which are not preceded by deciduous teeth are sometimes called true molars. See Tooth.
Mould (v.) Crumbling, soft, friable earth; esp., earth containing the remains or constituents of organic matter, and suited to the growth of plants; soil.
Mould (v.) Earthy material; the matter of which anything is formed; composing substance; material.
Mould (v. t.) To cover with mold or soil.
Mould (n.) A growth of minute fungi of various kinds, esp. those of the great groups Hyphomycetes, and Physomycetes, forming on damp or decaying organic matter.
Mould (v. t.) To cause to become moldy; to cause mold to grow upon.
Mould (v. i.) To become moldy; to be covered or filled, in whole or in part, with a mold.
Mould (n.) The matrix, or cavity, in which anything is shaped, and from which it takes its form; also, the body or mass containing the cavity; as, a sand mold; a jelly mold.
Mould (n.) That on which, or in accordance with which, anything is modeled or formed; anything which serves to regulate the size, form, etc., as the pattern or templet used by a shipbuilder, carpenter, or mason.
Mould (n.) Cast; form; shape; character.
Mould (n.) A group of moldings; as, the arch mold of a porch or doorway; the pier mold of a Gothic pier, meaning the whole profile, section, or combination of parts.
Mould (n.) A fontanel.
Mould (n.) A frame with a wire cloth bottom, on which the pump is drained to form a sheet, in making paper by hand.
Mould (v. t.) To form into a particular shape; to shape; to model; to fashion.
Mould (v. t.) To ornament by molding or carving the material of; as, a molded window jamb.
Mould (v. t.) To knead; as, to mold dough or bread.
Mould (v. t.) To form a mold of, as in sand, in which a casting may be made.
Moldy (superl.) Alt. of Mouldy
Moled (imp. & p. p.) of Mole
Molle (a.) Lower by a semitone; flat; as, E molle, that is, E flat.
Molly (n.) Same as Mollemoke.
Molly (n.) A pet or colloquial name for Mary.
Moult (v. t.) To shed or cast the hair, feathers, skin, horns, or the like, as an animal or a bird.
Moult (v. t.) To cast, as the hair, skin, feathers, or the like; to shed.
Moult (n.) The act or process of changing the feathers, hair, skin, etc.; molting.
Molto (adv.) Much; very; as, molto adagio, very slow.
Momot (n.) See Motmot.
Momus (n.) The god of mockery and censure.
Monad (n.) An ultimate atom, or simple, unextended point; something ultimate and indivisible.
Monad (n.) The elementary and indestructible units which were conceived of as endowed with the power to produce all the changes they undergo, and thus determine all physical and spiritual phenomena.
Monad (n.) One of the smallest flangellate Infusoria; esp., the species of the genus Monas, and allied genera.
Monad (n.) A simple, minute organism; a primary cell, germ, or plastid.
Monad (n.) An atom or radical whose valence is one, or which can combine with, be replaced by, or exchanged for, one atom of hydrogen.
Monal (n.) Any Asiatic pheasant of the genus Lophophorus, as the Impeyan pheasant.
Monas (n.) A genus of minute flagellate Infusoria of which there are many species, both free and attached. See Illust. under Monad.
Monde (n.) The world; a globe as an ensign of royalty.
Moner (n.) One of the Monera.
Money (n.) A piece of metal, as gold, silver, copper, etc., coined, or stamped, and issued by the sovereign authority as a medium of exchange in financial transactions between citizens and with government; also, any number of such pieces; coin.
Money (n.) Any written or stamped promise, certificate, or order, as a government note, a bank note, a certificate of deposit, etc., which is payable in standard coined money and is lawfully current in lieu of it; in a comprehensive sense, any currency usually and lawfully employed in buying and selling.
Money (n.) In general, wealth; property; as, he has much money in land, or in stocks; to make, or lose, money.
Money (v. t.) To supply with money.
Mono- () Alt. of Mon-
Monte (n.) A favorite gambling game among Spaniards, played with dice or cards.
Month (n.) One of the twelve portions into which the year is divided; the twelfth part of a year, corresponding nearly to the length of a synodic revolution of the moon, -- whence the name. In popular use, a period of four weeks is often called a month.
Mooed (imp. & p. p.) of Moo
Moody (superl.) Subject to varying moods, especially to states of mind which are unamiable or depressed.
Moody (superl.) Hence: Out of humor; peevish; angry; fretful; also, abstracted and pensive; sad; gloomy; melancholy.
Moong (n.) Same as Mung.
Moony (a.) Of or pertaining to the moon.
Moony (a.) Furnished with a moon; bearing a crescent.
Moony (a.) Silly; weakly sentimental.
Moory (a.) Of or pertaining to moors; marshy; fenny; boggy; moorish.
Moory (n.) A kind of blue cloth made in India.
Moose (n.) A large cervine mammal (Alces machlis, or A. Americanus), native of the Northern United States and Canada. The adult male is about as large as a horse, and has very large, palmate antlers. It closely resembles the European elk, and by many zoologists is considered the same species. See Elk.
Moped (imp. & p. p.) of Mope
Mopsy (n.) A moppet.
Mopsy (n.) A slatternly, untidy woman.
Mopus (n.) A mope; a drone.
Moral (a.) Relating to duty or obligation; pertaining to those intentions and actions of which right and wrong, virtue and vice, are predicated, or to the rules by which such intentions and actions ought to be directed; relating to the practice, manners, or conduct of men as social beings in relation to each other, as respects right and wrong, so far as they are properly subject to rules.
Moral (a.) Conformed to accepted rules of right; acting in conformity with such rules; virtuous; just; as, a moral man. Used sometimes in distinction from religious; as, a moral rather than a religious life.
Moral (a.) Capable of right and wrong action or of being governed by a sense of right; subject to the law of duty.
Moral (a.) Acting upon or through one's moral nature or sense of right, or suited to act in such a manner; as, a moral arguments; moral considerations. Sometimes opposed to material and physical; as, moral pressure or support.
Moral (a.) Supported by reason or probability; practically sufficient; -- opposed to legal or demonstrable; as, a moral evidence; a moral certainty.
Moral (a.) Serving to teach or convey a moral; as, a moral lesson; moral tales.
Moral (n.) The doctrine or practice of the duties of life; manner of living as regards right and wrong; conduct; behavior; -- usually in the plural.
Moral (n.) The inner meaning or significance of a fable, a narrative, an occurrence, an experience, etc.; the practical lesson which anything is designed or fitted to teach; the doctrine meant to be inculcated by a fiction; a maxim.
Moral (n.) A morality play. See Morality, 5.
Moral (v. i.) To moralize.
Moray (n.) A muraena.
Morel (n.) An edible fungus (Morchella esculenta), the upper part of which is covered with a reticulated and pitted hymenium. It is used as food, and for flavoring sauces.
Morel (n.) Nightshade; -- so called from its blackish purple berries.
Morel (n.) A kind of cherry. See Morello.
Moria (n.) Idiocy; imbecility; fatuity; foolishness.
Moric (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, fustic (see Morin); as, moric acid.
Moril (n.) An edible fungus. Same as 1st Morel.
Morin (n.) A yellow crystal
Mormo (n.) A bugbear; false terror.
Morne (a.) Of or pertaining to the morn; morning.
Morne (n.) A ring fitted upon the head of a lance to prevent wounding an adversary in tilting.
Morne (a.) Without teeth, tongue, or claws; -- said of a lion represented heraldically.
Morne (n.) The first or early part of the day, variously understood as the earliest hours of light, the time near sunrise; the time from midnight to noon, from rising to noon, etc.
Morne (n.) The first or early part; as, the morning of life.
Morne (n.) The goddess Aurora.
Morse (n.) The walrus. See Walrus.
Morse (n.) A clasp for fastening garments in front.
Morus (n.) A genus of trees, some species of which produce edible fruit; the mulberry. See Mulberry.
Morwe (n.) See Morrow.
Mosel (n. & v.) See Muzzle.
Moses (n.) A large flatboat, used in the West Indies for taking freight from shore to ship.
Mossy (superl.) Overgrown with moss; abounding with or edged with moss; as, mossy trees; mossy streams.
Mossy (superl.) Resembling moss; as, mossy green.
Moste () imp. of Mote.
Moote () of Mot
Moste (imp.) of Mot
Moted (a.) Filled with motes, or fine floating dust; as, the air.
Motet (n.) A composition adapted to sacred words in the elaborate polyphonic church style; an anthem.
Moths (pl. ) of Moth
Mothy (a.) Infested with moths; moth-eaten.
Motif (n.) Motive.
Moton (n.) A small plate covering the armpit in armor of the 14th century and later.
Motor (n.) One who, or that which, imparts motion; a source of mechanical power.
Motor (n.) A prime mover; a machine by means of which a source of power, as steam, moving water, electricity, etc., is made available for doing mechanical work.
Motor (n.) Alt. of Motorial
Motte (n.) A clump of trees in a prairie.
Motto (n.) A sentence, phrase, or word, forming part of an heraldic achievment.
Motto (n.) A sentence, phrase, or word, prefixed to an essay, discourse, chapter, canto, or the like, suggestive of its subject matter; a short, suggestive expression of a guiding principle; a maxim.
Motty (a.) Full of, or consisti
Mould () Alt. of Mouldy
Moule (v. i.) To contract mold; to grow moldy; to mold.
Moult (v. & n.) See Molt.
Mound (n.) A ball or globe forming part of the regalia of an emperor or other sovereign. It is encircled with bands, enriched with precious stones, and surmounted with a cross; -- called also globe.
Mound (n.) An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an embarkment thrown up for defense; a bulwark; a rampart; also, a natural elevation appearing as if thrown up artificially; a regular and isolated hill, hillock, or knoll.
Mound (v. t.) To fortify or inclose with a mound.
Mount (v.) A mass of earth, or earth and rock, rising considerably above the common surface of the surrounding land; a mountain; a high hill; -- used always instead of mountain, when put before a proper name; as, Mount Washington; otherwise, chiefly in poetry.
Mount (v.) A bulwark for offense or defense; a mound.
Mount (v.) A bank; a fund.
Mount (n.) To rise on high; to go up; to be upraised or uplifted; to tower aloft; to ascend; -- often with up.
Mount (n.) To get up on anything, as a platform or scaffold; especially, to seat one's self on a horse for riding.
Mount (n.) To attain in value; to amount.
Mount (v. t.) To get upon; to ascend; to climb.
Mount (v. t.) To place one's self on, as a horse or other animal, or anything that one sits upon; to bestride.
Mount (v. t.) To cause to mount; to put on horseback; to furnish with animals for riding; to furnish with horses.
Mount (v. t.) Hence: To put upon anything that sustains and fits for use, as a gun on a carriage, a map or picture on cloth or paper; to prepare for being worn or otherwise used, as a diamond by setting, or a sword blade by adding the hilt, scabbard, etc.
Mount (v. t.) To raise aloft; to lift on high.
Mount (v.) That upon which a person or thing is mounted
Mount (v.) A horse.
Mount (v.) The cardboard or cloth on which a drawing, photograph, or the like is mounted; a mounting.
Mourn (v. i.) To express or to feel grief or sorrow; to grieve; to be sorrowful; to lament; to be in a state of grief or sadness.
Mourn (v. i.) To wear the customary garb of a mourner.
Mourn (v. t.) To grieve for; to lament; to deplore; to bemoan; to bewail.
Mourn (v. t.) To utter in a mournful manner or voice.
Mouse (n.) Any one of numerous species of small rodents belonging to the genus Mus and various related genera of the family Muridae. The common house mouse (Mus musculus) is found in nearly all countries. The American white-footed, or deer, mouse (Hesperomys leucopus) sometimes lives in houses. See Dormouse, Meadow mouse, under Meadow, and Harvest mouse, under Harvest.
Mouse (n.) A knob made on a rope with spun yarn or parceling to prevent a running eye from slipping.
Mouse (n.) Same as 2d Mousing, 2.
Mouse (n.) A familiar term of endearment.
Mouse (n.) A dark-colored swelling caused by a blow.
Mouse (n.) A match used in firing guns or blasting.
Mouse (v. i.) To watch for and catch mice.
Mouse (v. i.) To watch for or pursue anything in a sly manner; to pry about, on the lookout for something.
Mouse (v. t.) To tear, as a cat devours a mouse.
Mouse (v. t.) To furnish with a mouse; to secure by means of a mousing. See Mouse, n., 2.
Mousy (a.) Infested with mice; smelling of mice.
Mouth (n.) The opening through which an animal receives food; the aperture between the jaws or between the lips; also, the cavity, containing the tongue and teeth, between the lips and the pharynx; the buccal cavity.
Mouth (n.) An opening affording entrance or exit; orifice; aperture;
Mouth (n.) The opening of a vessel by which it is filled or emptied, charged or discharged; as, the mouth of a jar or pitcher; the mouth of the lacteal vessels, etc.
Mouth (n.) The opening or entrance of any cavity, as a cave, pit, well, or den.
Mouth (n.) The opening of a piece of ordnance, through which it is discharged.
Mouth (n.) The opening through which the waters of a river or any stream are discharged.
Mouth (n.) The entrance into a harbor.
Mouth (n.) The crosspiece of a bridle bit, which enters the mouth of an animal.
Mouth (n.) A principal speaker; one who utters the common opinion; a mouthpiece.
Mouth (n.) Cry; voice.
Mouth (n.) Speech; language; testimony.
Mouth (n.) A wry face; a grimace; a mow.
Mouth (v. t.) To take into the mouth; to seize or grind with the mouth or teeth; to chew; to devour.
Mouth (v. t.) To utter with a voice affectedly big or swelling; to speak in a strained or unnaturally sonorous manner.
Mouth (v. t.) To form or cleanse with the mouth; to lick, as a bear her cub.
Mouth (v. t.) To make mouths at.
Mouth (v. i.) To speak with a full, round, or loud, affected voice; to vociferate; to rant.
Mouth (v. i.) To put mouth to mouth; to kiss.
Mouth (v. i.) To make grimaces, esp. in ridicule or contempt.
Moved (imp. & p. p.) of Move
Mover (n.) A person or thing that moves, stirs, or changes place.
Mover (n.) A person or thing that imparts motion, or causes change of place; a motor.
Mover (n.) One who, or that which, excites, instigates, or causes movement, change, etc.; as, movers of sedition.
Mover (n.) A proposer; one who offers a proposition, or recommends anything for consideration or adoption; as, the mover of a resolution in a legislative body.
Mowen () of Mow
Mowed (imp.) of Mow
Mowed (p. p.) of Mow
Mower (n.) One who, or that which, mows; a mowing machine; as, a lawn mower.
Moxie (n.) energy; pep.
Moxie (n.) courage, determination.
Moxie (n.) Know-how, expertise.
Moyle (n. & v.) See Moil, and Moile.
Nobby (a.) Stylish; modish; elegant; showy; aristocratic; fashionable.
Noble (superl.) Possessing eminence, elevation, dignity, etc.; above whatever is low, mean, degrading, or dishonorable; magnanimous; as, a noble nature or action; a noble heart.
Noble (superl.) Grand; stately; magnificent; splendid; as, a noble edifice.
Noble (superl.) Of exalted rank; of or pertaining to the nobility; distinguished from the masses by birth, station, or title; highborn; as, noble blood; a noble personage.
Noble (n.) A person of rank above a commoner; a nobleman; a peer.
Noble (n.) An English money of account, and, formerly, a gold coin, of the value of 6 s. 8 d. sterling, or about $1.61.
Noble (n.) A European fish; the lyrie.
Noble (v. t.) To make noble; to ennoble.
Nobly (adv.) Of noble extraction; as, nobly born or descended.
Nobly (adv.) In a noble manner; with greatness of soul; heroically; with magnanimity; as, a deed nobly done.
Nobly (adv.) Splendidly; magnificently.
Nodal (a.) Of the nature of, or relating to, a node; as, a nodal point.
Noddy (n.) A simpleton; a fool.
Noddy (n.) Any tern of the genus Anous, as A. stolidus.
Noddy (n.) The arctic fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis). Sometimes also applied to other sea birds.
Noddy (n.) An old game at cards.
Noddy (n.) A small two-wheeled one-horse vehicle.
Noddy (n.) An inverted pendulum consisting of a short vertical flat spring which supports a rod having a bob at the top; -- used for detecting and measuring slight horizontal vibrations of a body to which it is attached.
Noght (adv.) Not.
Noier (n.) An annoyer.
Noils (n. pl.) Waste and knots of wool removed by the comb; combings.
Noint (v. t.) To anoint.
Noise (n.) Sound of any kind.
Noise (n.) Especially, loud, confused, or senseless sound; clamor; din.
Noise (n.) Loud or continuous talk; general talk or discussion; rumor; report.
Noise (n.) Music, in general; a concert; also, a company of musicians; a band.
Noise (v. i.) To sound; to make a noise.
Noise (v. t.) To spread by rumor or report.
Noise (v. t.) To disturb with noise.
Noisy (superl.) Making a noise, esp. a loud sound; clamorous; vociferous; turbulent; boisterous; as, the noisy crowd.
Noisy (superl.) Full of noise.
Nolde () Would not.
Nomad (n.) One of a race or tribe that has no fixed location, but wanders from place to place in search of pasture or game.
Nomad (a.) Roving; nomadic.
Nomen () p. p. of Nim.
Nomic (a.) Customary; ordinary; -- applied to the usual English spelling, in distinction from strictly phonetic methods.
Nomic (n.) Nomic spelling.
Nonce (n.) The one or single occasion; the present call or purpose; -- chiefly used in the phrase for the nonce.
Nonda (n.) The edible plumlike fruit of the Australian tree, Parinarium Nonda.
Nondo (n.) A coarse umbelliferous plant (Ligusticum actaeifolium) with a large aromatic root. It is found chiefly in the Alleghany region. Also called Angelico.
Nones (n. pl.) The fifth day of the months January, February, April, June, August, September, November, and December, and the seventh day of March, May, July, and October. The nones were nine days before the ides, reckoning inclusively, according to the Roman method.
Nones (n. pl.) The canonical office, being a part of the Breviary, recited at noon (formerly at the ninth hour, 3 P. M.) in the Roman Catholic Church.
Nones (n. pl.) The hour of dinner; the noonday meal.
Nonet (n.) Alt. of Nonetto
Nonne (n.) A nun.
Nonny (n.) A silly fellow; a ninny.
Nonyl (n.) The hydrocarbon radical, C9H19, derived from nonane and forming many compounds. Used also adjectively; as, nonyl alcohol.
Noose (n.) A running knot, or loop, which binds the closer the more it is drawn.
Noose (v. t.) To tie in a noose; to catch in a noose; to entrap; to insnare.
Nopal (n.) A cactaceous plant (Nopalea cochinellifera), originally Mexican, on which the cochineal insect feeds, and from which it is collected. The name is sometimes given to other species of Cactaceae.
Noria (n.) A large water wheel, turned by the action of a stream against its floats, and carrying at its circumference buckets, by which water is raised and discharged into a trough; used in Arabia, China, and elsewhere for irrigating land; a Persian wheel.
Norie (n.) The cormorant.
Norma (n.) A norm; a principle or rule; a model; a standard.
Norma (n.) A mason's or a carpenter's square or rule.
Norma (n.) A templet or gauge.
Norna (n.) One of the three Fates, Past, Present, and Future. Their names were Urd, Verdandi, and Skuld.
Norna (n.) A tutelary deity; a genius.
Norse (a.) Of or pertaining to ancient Scandinavia, or to the language spoken by its inhabitants.
Norse (n.) The Norse language.
North (n.) That one of the four cardinal points of the compass, at any place, which lies in the direction of the true meridian, and to the left hand of a person facing the east; the direction opposite to the south.
North (n.) Any country or region situated farther to the north than another; the northern section of a country.
North (n.) Specifically: That part of the United States lying north of Mason and Dixon's
North (a.) Lying toward the north; situated at the north, or in a northern direction from the point of observation or reckoning; proceeding toward the north, or coming from the north.
North (v. i.) To turn or move toward the north; to veer from the east or west toward the north.
North (adv.) Northward.
Nosed (imp. & p. p.) of Nose
Nosed (a.) Having a nose, or such a nose; -- chieflay used in composition; as, pug-nosed.
Nosel (v. t.) To nurse; to lead or teach; to foster; to nuzzle.
Nosle (n.) Nozzle.
Notal (a.) Of or pertaining to the back; dorsal.
Notch (n.) A hollow cut in anything; a nick; an indentation.
Notch (n.) A narrow passage between two elevation; a deep, close pass; a defile; as, the notch of a mountain.
Notch (v. t.) To cut or make notches in ; to indent; also, to score by notches; as, to notch a stick.
Notch (v. t.) To fit the notch of (an arrow) to the string.
Noted (imp. & p. p.) of Note
Noted (a.) Well known by reputation or report; eminent; celebrated; as, a noted author, or traveler.
Noter (n.) One who takes notice.
Noter (n.) An annotator.
Notum (n.) The back.
Notus (n.) The south wind.
Nouch (n.) An ouch; a jewel.
Nould () Would not.
Noule (n.) The top of the head; the head or noll.
Novel (a.) Of recent origin or introduction; not ancient; new; hence, out of the ordinary course; unusual; strange; surprising.
Novel (a.) That which is new or unusual; a novelty.
Novel (a.) News; fresh tidings.
Novel (a.) A fictitious tale or narrative, professing to be conformed to real life; esp., one intended to exhibit the operation of the passions, and particularly of love.
Novel (a.) A new or supplemental constitution. See the Note under Novel, a.
Novum (n.) A game at dice, properly called novem quinque (L., nine five), the two principal throws being nine and five.
Noway (adv.) Alt. of Noways
Nowch (n.) See Nouch.
Nowed (a.) Knotted; tied in a knot, as a serpent.
Nowel (n.) Christmas; also, a shout of joy at Christmas for the birth of the Savior.
Nowel (n.) A kind of hymn, or canticle, of mediaeval origin, sung in honor of the Nativity of our Lord; a Christmas carol.
Nowel (n.) The core, or the inner part, of a mold for casting a large hollow object.
Nowel (n.) The bottom part of a mold or of a flask, in distinction from the cope; the drag.
Nowes (n. pl.) The marriage knot.
Noyau (n.) A cordial of brandy, etc., flavored with the kernel of the bitter almond, or of the peach stone, etc.
Noyer (n.) An annoyer.
Noyls (n. pl.) See Noils.
Nozle (n.) Nozzle.
Oones (adv.) Once.
Oopak (n.) A kind of black tea.
Oozed (imp. & p. p.) of Ooze
Oozoa (n. pl.) Same as Acrita.
Poach (v. & n.) To cook, as eggs, by breaking them into boiling water; also, to cook with butter after breaking in a vessel.
Poach (v. & n.) To rob of game; to pocket and convey away by stealth, as game; hence, to plunder.
Poach (v. i.) To steal or pocket game, or to carry it away privately, as in a bag; to kill or destroy game contrary to law, especially by night; to hunt or fish unlawfully; as, to poach for rabbits or for salmon.
Poach (v. t.) To stab; to pierce; to spear, \as fish.
Poach (v. t.) To force, drive, or plunge into anything.
Poach (v. t.) To make soft or muddy by trampling
Poach (v. t.) To begin and not complete.
Poach (v. i.) To become soft or muddy.
Poake (n.) Waste matter from the preparation of skins, consisting of hair, lime, oil, etc.
Pocan (n.) The poke (Phytolacca decandra); -- called also pocan bush.
Pocky (superl.) Full of pocks; affected with smallpox or other eruptive disease.
-poda () A New Latin plural combining form or suffix from Gr. /, /, foot; as, hexapoda, myriapoda. See -pod.
Podge (n.) A puddle; a plash.
Podge (n.) Porridge.
Podgy (a.) Fat and short; pudgy.
Podia (pl. ) of Podium
Podo- () A combining form or prefix from Gr. poy`s, podo`s, foot; as, podocarp, podocephalous, podology.
Poesy (n.) The art of composing poems; poetical skill or faculty; as, the heavenly gift of poesy.
Poesy (n.) Poetry; metrical composition; poems.
Poesy (n.) A short conceit or motto engraved on a ring or other thing; a posy.
Poggy (n.) See Porgy.
Poggy (n.) A small whale.
Poind (v. t.) To impound, as cattle.
Poind (v. t.) To distrain.
Point (v. t. & i.) To appoint.
Point (n.) That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of anything, esp. the sharp end of a piercing instrument, as a needle or a pin.
Point (n.) An instrument which pricks or pierces, as a sort of needle used by engravers, etchers, lace workers, and others; also, a pointed cutting tool, as a stone cutter's point; -- called also pointer.
Point (n.) Anything which tapers to a sharp, well-defined termination. Specifically: A small promontory or cape; a tract of land extending into the water beyond the common shore
Point (n.) The mark made by the end of a sharp, piercing instrument, as a needle; a prick.
Point (n.) An indefinitely small space; a mere spot indicated or supposed. Specifically: (Geom.) That which has neither parts nor magnitude; that which has position, but has neither length, breadth, nor thickness, -- sometimes conceived of as the limit of a
Point (n.) An indivisible portion of time; a moment; an instant; hence, the verge.
Point (n.) A mark of punctuation; a character used to mark the divisions of a composition, or the pauses to be observed in reading, or to point off groups of figures, etc.; a stop, as a comma, a semicolon, and esp. a period; hence, figuratively, an end, or conclusion.
Point (n.) Whatever serves to mark progress, rank, or relative position, or to indicate a transition from one state or position to another, degree; step; stage; hence, position or condition attained; as, a point of elevation, or of depression; the stock fell off five points; he won by tenpoints.
Point (n.) That which arrests attention, or indicates qualities or character; a salient feature; a characteristic; a peculiarity; hence, a particular; an item; a detail; as, the good or bad points of a man, a horse, a book, a story, etc.
Point (n.) Hence, the most prominent or important feature, as of an argument, discourse, etc.; the essential matter; esp., the proposition to be established; as, the point of an anecdote.
Point (n.) A small matter; a trifle; a least consideration; a punctilio.
Point (n.) A dot or mark used to designate certain tones or time
Point (n.) A dot or mark distinguishing or characterizing certain tones or styles; as, points of perfection, of augmentation, etc.; hence, a note; a tune.
Point (n.) A dot placed at the right hand of a note, to raise its value, or prolong its time, by one half, as to make a whole note equal to three half notes, a half note equal to three quarter notes.
Point (n.) A fixed conventional place for reference, or zero of reckoning, in the heavens, usually the intersection of two or more great circles of the sphere, and named specifically in each case according to the position intended; as, the equinoctial points; the solstitial points; the nodal points; vertical points, etc. See Equinoctial Nodal.
Point (n.) One of the several different parts of the escutcheon. See Escutcheon.
Point (n.) One of the points of the compass (see Points of the compass, below); also, the difference between two points of the compass; as, to fall off a point.
Point (n.) A short piece of cordage used in reefing sails. See Reef point, under Reef.
Point (n.) A a string or lace used to tie together certain parts of the dress.
Point (n.) Lace wrought the needle; as, point de Venise; Brussels point. See Point lace, below.
Point (n.) A switch.
Point (n.) An item of private information; a hint; a tip; a pointer.
Point (n.) A fielder who is stationed on the off side, about twelve or fifteen yards from, and a little in advance of, the batsman.
Point (n.) The attitude assumed by a pointer dog when he finds game; as, the dog came to a point. See Pointer.
Point (n.) A standard unit of measure for the size of type bodies, being one twelfth of the thickness of pica type. See Point system of type, under Type.
Point (n.) A tyne or snag of an antler.
Point (n.) One of the spaces on a backgammon board.
Point (n.) A movement executed with the saber or foil; as, tierce point.
Point (n.) To give a point to; to sharpen; to cut, forge, grind, or file to an acute end; as, to point a dart, or a pencil. Used also figuratively; as, to point a moral.
Point (n.) To direct toward an abject; to aim; as, to point a gun at a wolf, or a cannon at a fort.
Point (n.) Hence, to direct the attention or notice of.
Point (n.) To supply with punctuation marks; to punctuate; as, to point a composition.
Point (n.) To mark (as Hebrew) with vowel points.
Point (n.) To give particular prominence to; to designate in a special manner; to indicate, as if by pointing; as, the error was pointed out.
Point (n.) To indicate or discover by a fixed look, as game.
Point (n.) To fill up and finish the joints of (a wall), by introducing additional cement or mortar, and bringing it to a smooth surface.
Point (n.) To cut, as a surface, with a pointed tool.
Point (v. i.) To direct the point of something, as of a finger, for the purpose of designating an object, and attracting attention to it; -- with at.
Point (v. i.) To indicate the presence of game by fixed and steady look, as certain hunting dogs do.
Point (v. i.) To approximate to the surface; to head; -- said of an abscess.
Poise (v.) Weight; gravity; that which causes a body to descend; heaviness.
Poise (v.) The weight, or mass of metal, used in weighing, to balance the substance weighed.
Poise (v.) The state of being balanced by equal weight or power; equipoise; balance; equilibrium; rest.
Poise (v.) That which causes a balance; a counterweight.
Poise (n.) To balance; to make of equal weight; as, to poise the scales of a balance.
Poise (n.) To hold or place in equilibrium or equiponderance.
Poise (n.) To counterpoise; to counterbalance.
Poise (n.) To ascertain, as by the balance; to weigh.
Poise (n.) To weigh (down); to oppress.
Poise (v. i.) To hang in equilibrium; to be balanced or suspended; hence, to be in suspense or doubt.
Poize (n.) See Poise.
Pokal (n.) A tall drinking cup.
Poked (imp. & p. p.) of Poke
Poker (n.) One who pokes.
Poker (n.) That which pokes or is used in poking, especially a metal bar or rod used in stirring a fire of coals.
Poker (n.) A poking-stick.
Poker (n.) The poachard.
Poker (n.) A game at cards derived from brag, and first played about 1835 in the Southwestern United States.
Poker (n.) Any imagined frightful object, especially one supposed to haunt the darkness; a bugbear.
Poket (n.) A pocket.
Pokey (a.) See Poky.
Polar (a.) Of or pertaining to one of the poles of the earth, or of a sphere; situated near, or proceeding from, one of the poles; as, polar regions; polar seas; polar winds.
Polar (a.) Of or pertaining to the magnetic pole, or to the point to which the magnetic needle is directed.
Polar (a.) Pertaining to, reckoned from, or having a common radiating point; as, polar coordinates.
Polar (n.) The right
Poled (imp. & p. p.) of Pole
Poler (n.) One who poles.
Poler (n.) An extortioner. See Poller.
Poley (n.) See Poly.
Poley (a.) Without horns; polled.
Polka (n.) A dance of Polish origin, but now common everywhere. It is performed by two persons in common time.
Polka (n.) A lively Bohemian or Polish dance tune in 2-4 measure, with the third quaver accented.
Polly (n.) A woman's name; also, a popular name for a parrot.
Poly- (a.) A combining form or prefix from Gr. poly`s, many; as, polygon, a figure of many angles; polyatomic, having many atoms; polychord, polyconic.
Polyp (n.) One of the feeding or nutritive zooids of a hydroid or coral.
Polyp (n.) One of the Anthozoa.
Polyp (n.) Same as Anthozoa. See Anthozoa, Madreporaria, Hydroid.
Pomel (n.) A pommel.
Pomey (n.) A figure supposed to resemble an apple; a roundel, -- always of a green color.
Pomme (a.) Having the ends terminating in rounded protuberances or single balls; -- said of a cross.
Pongo (n.) Any large ape; especially, the chimpanzee and the orang-outang.
Ponty (n.) See Pontee.
Popet (n.) A puppet.
Poppy (n.) Any plant or species of the genus Papaver, herbs with showy polypetalous flowers and a milky juice. From one species (Papaver somniferum) opium is obtained, though all the species contain it to some extent; also, a flower of the plant. See Illust. of Capsule.
Poppy (n.) Alt. of Poppyhead
Porch (n.) A covered and inclosed entrance to a building, whether taken from the interior, and forming a sort of vestibule within the main wall, or projecting without and with a separate roof. Sometimes the porch is large enough to serve as a covered walk. See also Carriage porch, under Carriage, and Loggia.
Porch (n.) A portico; a covered walk.
Pored (imp. & p. p.) of Pore
Porer (n.) One who pores.
Porgy (n.) The scup.
Porgy (n.) The sailor's choice, or pinfish.
Porgy (n.) The margate fish.
Porgy (n.) The spadefish.
Porgy (n.) Any one of several species of embiotocoids, or surf fishes, of the Pacific coast. The name is also given locally to several other fishes, as the bur fish.
Porta (n.) The part of the liver or other organ where its vessels and nerves enter; the hilus.
Porta (n.) The foramen of Monro.
Porte (n.) The Ottoman court; the government of the Turkish empire, officially called the Sublime Porte, from the gate (port) of the sultan's palace at which justice was administered.
Posed (imp. & p. p.) of Pose
Posed (a.) Firm; determined; fixed.
Poser (n.) One who, or that which, puzzles; a difficult or inexplicable question or fact.
Posit (v. t.) To dispose or set firmly or fixedly; to place or dispose in relation to other objects.
Posit (v. t.) To assume as real or conceded; as, to posit a principle.
Posse (n.) See Posse comitatus.
Post- () A prefix signifying behind, back, after; as, postcommissure, postdot, postscript.
Potch (v. i.) To thrust; to push.
Potch (v. t.) See Poach, to cook.
Potoo (n.) A large South American goatsucker (Nyctibius grandis).
Potto (n.) A nocturnal mammal (Perodictius potto) of the Lemur family, found in West Africa. It has rudimentary forefingers. Called also aposoro, and bush dog.
Potto (n.) The kinkajou.
Pouch (n.) A small bag; usually, a leathern bag; as, a pouch for money; a shot pouch; a mail pouch, etc.
Pouch (n.) That which is shaped like, or used as, a pouch
Pouch (n.) A protuberant belly; a paunch; -- so called in ridicule.
Pouch (n.) A sac or bag for carrying food or young; as, the cheek pouches of certain rodents, and the pouch of marsupials.
Pouch (n.) A cyst or sac containing fluid.
Pouch (n.) A silicle, or short pod, as of the shepherd's purse.
Pouch (n.) A bulkhead in the hold of a vessel, to prevent grain, etc., from shifting.
Pouch (v. t.) To put or take into a pouch.
Pouch (v. t.) To swallow; -- said of fowls.
Pouch (v. t.) To pout.
Pouch (v. t.) To pocket; to put up with.
Poulp (n.) Alt. of Poulpe
Poult (n.) A young chicken, partridge, grouse, or the like.
Pound (v. t.) To strike repeatedly with some heavy instrument; to beat.
Pound (v. t.) To comminute and pulverize by beating; to bruise or break into fine particles with a pestle or other heavy instrument; as, to pound spice or salt.
Pound (v. i.) To strike heavy blows; to beat.
Pound (v. i.) To make a jarring noise, as in running; as, the engine pounds.
Pound (n.) An inclosure, maintained by public authority, in which cattle or other animals are confined when taken in trespassing, or when going at large in violation of law; a pinfold.
Pound (n.) A level stretch in a canal between locks.
Pound (n.) A kind of net, having a large inclosure with a narrow entrance into which fish are directed by wings spreading outward.
Pound (v. t.) To confine in, or as in, a pound; to impound.
Pound (pl. ) of Pound
Pound (n.) A certain specified weight; especially, a legal standard consisting of an established number of ounces.
Pound (n.) A British denomination of money of account, equivalent to twenty shillings sterling, and equal in value to about $4.86. There is no coin known by this name, but the gold sovereign is of the same value.
Powan (n.) Alt. of Powen
Powen (n.) A small British lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeoides, or C. ferus); -- called also gwyniad and lake herring.
Power (n.) Same as Poor, the fish.
Power (n.) Ability to act, regarded as latent or inherent; the faculty of doing or performing something; capacity for action or performance; capability of producing an effect, whether physical or moral: potency; might; as, a man of great power; the power of capillary attraction; money gives power.
Power (n.) Ability, regarded as put forth or exerted; strength, force, or energy in action; as, the power of steam in moving an engine; the power of truth, or of argument, in producing conviction; the power of enthusiasm.
Power (n.) Capacity of undergoing or suffering; fitness to be acted upon; susceptibility; -- called also passive power; as, great power of endurance.
Power (n.) The exercise of a faculty; the employment of strength; the exercise of any kind of control; influence; dominion; sway; command; government.
Power (n.) The agent exercising an ability to act; an individual invested with authority; an institution, or government, which exercises control; as, the great powers of Europe; hence, often, a superhuman agent; a spirit; a divinity.
Power (n.) A military or naval force; an army or navy; a great host.
Power (n.) A large quantity; a great number; as, a power o/ good things.
Power (n.) The rate at which mechanical energy is exerted or mechanical work performed, as by an engine or other machine, or an animal, working continuously; as, an engine of twenty horse power.
Power (n.) A mechanical agent; that from which useful mechanical energy is derived; as, water power; steam power; hand power, etc.
Power (n.) Applied force; force producing motion or pressure; as, the power applied at one and of a lever to lift a weight at the other end.
Power (n.) A machine acted upon by an animal, and serving as a motor to drive other machinery; as, a dog power.
Power (n.) The product arising from the multiplication of a number into itself; as, a square is the second power, and a cube is third power, of a number.
Power (n.) Mental or moral ability to act; one of the faculties which are possessed by the mind or soul; as, the power of thinking, reasoning, judging, willing, fearing, hoping, etc.
Power (n.) The degree to which a lens, mirror, or any optical instrument, magnifies; in the telescope, and usually in the microscope, the number of times it multiplies, or augments, the apparent diameter of an object; sometimes, in microscopes, the number of times it multiplies the apparent surface.
Power (n.) An authority enabling a person to dispose of an interest vested either in himself or in another person; ownership by appointment.
Power (n.) Hence, vested authority to act in a given case; as, the business was referred to a committee with power.
Poxed (imp. & p. p.) of Pox
Poynd (n.) Alt. of Poynder
Poyou (n.) A South American armadillo (Dasypus sexcinctus). Called also sixbanded armadillo.
Roach (n.) A cockroach.
Roach (n.) A European fresh-water fish of the Carp family (Leuciscus rutilus). It is silver-white, with a greenish back.
Roach (n.) An American chub (Semotilus bullaris); the fallfish.
Roach (n.) The redfin, or shiner.
Roach (n.) A convex curve or arch cut in the edge of a sail to prevent chafing, or to secure a better fit.
Roach (v. t.) To cause to arch.
Roach (v. t.) To cut off, as a horse's mane, so that the part left shall stand upright.
Roast (v. t.) To cook by exposure to radiant heat before a fire; as, to roast meat on a spit, or in an oven open toward the fire and having reflecting surfaces within; also, to cook in a close oven.
Roast (v. t.) To cook by surrounding with hot embers, ashes, sand, etc.; as, to roast a potato in ashes.
Roast (v. t.) To dry and parch by exposure to heat; as, to roast coffee; to roast chestnuts, or peanuts.
Roast (v. t.) Hence, to heat to excess; to heat violently; to burn.
Roast (v. t.) To dissipate by heat the volatile parts of, as ores.
Roast (v. t.) To banter severely.
Roast (v. i.) To cook meat, fish, etc., by heat, as before the fire or in an oven.
Roast (v. i.) To undergo the process of being roasted.
Roast (n.) That which is roasted; a piece of meat which has been roasted, or is suitable for being roasted.
Roast (a.) Roasted; as, roast beef.
Robed (imp. & p. p.) of Robe
Robin (n.) A small European singing bird (Erythacus rubecula), having a reddish breast; -- called also robin redbreast, robinet, and ruddock.
Robin (n.) An American singing bird (Merula migratoria), having the breast chestnut, or dull red. The upper parts are olive-gray, the head and tail blackish. Called also robin redbreast, and migratory thrush.
Robin (n.) Any one of several species of Australian warblers of the genera Petroica, Melanadrays, and allied genera; as, the scarlet-breasted robin (Petroica mullticolor).
Robin (n.) Any one of several Asiatic birds; as, the Indian robins. See Indian robin, below.
Roche (n.) Rock.
Rocky (a.) Full of, or abounding in, rocks; consisting of rocks; as, a rocky mountain; a rocky shore.
Rocky (a.) Like a rock; as, the rocky orb of a shield.
Rocky (a.) Fig.: Not easily impressed or affected; hard; unfeeling; obdurate; as, a rocky bosom.
Rocoa (n.) The orange-colored pulp covering the seeds of the tropical plant Bixa Orellana, from which annotto is prepared. See Annoto.
Roddy (a.) Full of rods or twigs.
Roddy (a.) Ruddy.
Rodeo (n.) A round-up. See Round-up.
Rodge (n.) The gadwall.
Rogue (n.) A vagrant; an idle, sturdy beggar; a vagabond; a tramp.
Rogue (n.) A deliberately dishonest person; a knave; a cheat.
Rogue (n.) One who is pleasantly mischievous or frolicsome; hence, often used as a term of endearment.
Rogue (n.) An elephant that has separated from a herd and roams about alone, in which state it is very savage.
Rogue (n.) A worthless plant occuring among seedlings of some choice variety.
Rogue (v. i.) To wander; to play the vagabond; to play knavish tricks.
Rogue (v. t.) To give the name or designation of rogue to; to decry.
Rogue (v. t.) To destroy (plants that do not come up to a required standard).
Roguy (a.) Roguish.
Rohob (n.) An inspissated juice. See Rob.
Roial (a.) Royal.
Roily (a.) Turbid; as, roily water.
Roint (interj.) See Aroint.
Roist (v. i.) See Roister.
Rokee (n.) Parched Indian corn, pounded up and mixed with sugar; -- called also yokeage.
Roman (a.) Of or pertaining to Rome, or the Roman people; like or characteristic of Rome, the Roman people, or things done by Romans; as, Roman fortitude; a Roman aqueduct; Roman art.
Roman (a.) Of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic religion; professing that religion.
Roman (a.) Upright; erect; -- said of the letters or kind of type ordinarily used, as distinguished from Italic characters.
Roman (a.) Expressed in letters, not in figures, as I., IV., i., iv., etc.; -- said of numerals, as distinguished from the Arabic numerals, 1, 4, etc.
Roman (n.) A native, or permanent resident, of Rome; a citizen of Rome, or one upon whom certain rights and privileges of a Roman citizen were conferred.
Roman (n.) Roman type, letters, or print, collectively; -- in distinction from Italics.
Romic (n.) A method of notation for all spoken sounds, proposed by Mr. Sweet; -- so called because it is based on the common Roman-letter alphabet. It is like the palaeotype of Mr. Ellis in the general plan, but simpler.
Rompu (a.) Broken, as an ordinary; cut off, or broken at the top, as a chevron, a bend, or the like.
Ronco (n.) See Croaker, n., 2. (a).
Ronde (n.) A kind of script in which the heavy strokes are nearly upright, giving the characters when taken together a round look.
Rondo (n.) A composition, vocal or instrumental, commonly of a lively, cheerful character, in which the first strain recurs after each of the other strains.
Rondo (n.) See Rondeau, 1.
Ronne () obs. imp. pl.
Roody (a.) Rank in growth.
Roofy (a.) Having roofs.
Rooky (a.) Misty; gloomy.
Roomy (a.) Having ample room; spacious; large; as, a roomy mansion; a roomy deck.
Roost (n.) Roast.
Roost (v. t.) See Roust, v. t.
Roost (n.) The pole or other support on which fowls rest at night; a perch.
Roost (n.) A collection of fowls roosting together.
Roost (v. i.) To sit, rest, or sleep, as fowls on a pole, limb of a tree, etc.; to perch.
Roost (v. i.) Fig.; To lodge; to rest; to sleep.
Rooty (a.) Full of roots; as, rooty ground.
Roped (imp. & p. p.) of Rope
Roper (n.) A maker of ropes.
Roper (n.) One who ropes goods; a packer.
Roper (n.) One fit to be hanged.
Roral (a.) Of or pertaining to dew; consisting of dew; dewy.
Roric (a.) Of or pertaining to dew; resembling dew; dewy.
Rorid (a.) Dewy; bedewed.
Rosen (a.) Consisting of roses; rosy.
Roser (n.) A rosier; a rosebush.
Roset (n.) A red color used by painters.
Rosin (n.) The hard, amber-colored resin left after distilling off the volatile oil of turpentine; colophony.
Rosin (v. t.) To rub with rosin, as musicians rub the bow of a violin.
Rotal (a.) Relating to wheels or to rotary motion; rotary.
Roted (imp. & p. p.) of Rote
Rotta (n.) See Rota.
Rouet (n.) A small wheel formerly fixed to the pan of firelocks for discharging them.
Rouge (a.) red.
Rouge (n.) A red amorphous powder consisting of ferric oxide. It is used in polishing glass, metal, or gems, and as a cosmetic, etc. Called also crocus, jeweler's rouge, etc.
Rouge (n.) A cosmetic used for giving a red color to the cheeks or lips. The best is prepared from the dried flowers of the safflower, but it is often made from carmine.
Rouge (v. i.) To paint the face or cheeks with rouge.
Rouge (v. t.) To tint with rouge; as, to rouge the face or the cheeks.
Rough (n.) Having inequalities, small ridges, or points, on the surface; not smooth or plain; as, a rough board; a rough stone; rough cloth.
Rough (n.) Not level; having a broken surface; uneven; -- said of a piece of land, or of a road.
Rough (n.) Not polished; uncut; -- said of a gem; as, a rough diamond.
Rough (n.) Tossed in waves; boisterous; high; -- said of a sea or other piece of water.
Rough (n.) Marked by coarseness; shaggy; ragged; disordered; -- said of dress, appearance, or the like; as, a rough coat.
Rough (n.) Hence, figuratively, lacking refinement, gentleness, or polish.
Rough (n.) Not courteous or kind; harsh; rude; uncivil; as, a rough temper.
Rough (n.) Marked by severity or violence; harsh; hard; as, rough measures or actions.
Rough (n.) Loud and hoarse; offensive to the ear; harsh; grating; -- said of sound, voice, and the like; as, a rough tone; rough numbers.
Rough (n.) Austere; harsh to the taste; as, rough wine.
Rough (n.) Tempestuous; boisterous; stormy; as, rough weather; a rough day.
Rough (n.) Hastily or carelessly done; wanting finish; incomplete; as, a rough estimate; a rough draught.
Rough (n.) Produced offhand.
Rough (n.) Boisterous weather.
Rough (n.) A rude fellow; a coarse bully; a rowdy.
Rough (adv.) In a rough manner; rudely; roughly.
Rough (v. t.) To render rough; to roughen.
Rough (v. t.) To break in, as a horse, especially for military purposes.
Rough (v. t.) To cut or make in a hasty, rough manner; -- with out; as, to rough out a carving, a sketch.
Round (v. i. & t.) To whisper.
Round (a.) Having every portion of the surface or of the circumference equally distant from the center; spherical; circular; having a form approaching a spherical or a circular shape; orbicular; globular; as, a round ball.
Round (a.) Having the form of a cylinder; cylindrical; as, the barrel of a musket is round.
Round (a.) Having a curved out
Round (a.) Full; complete; not broken; not fractional; approximately in even units, tens, hundreds, thousands, etc.; -- said of numbers.
Round (a.) Not inconsiderable; large; hence, generous; free; as, a round price.
Round (a.) Uttered or emitted with a full tone; as, a round voice; a round note.
Round (a.) Modified, as a vowel, by contraction of the lip opening, making the opening more or less round in shape; rounded; labialized; labial.
Round (a.) Outspoken; plain and direct; unreserved; unqualified; not mincing; as, a round answer; a round oath.
Round (a.) Full and smoothly expanded; not defective or abrupt; finished; polished; -- said of style, or of authors with reference to their style.
Round (a.) Complete and consistent; fair; just; -- applied to conduct.
Round (n.) Anything round, as a circle, a globe, a ring. "The golden round" [the crown].
Round (n.) A series of changes or events ending where it began; a series of like events recurring in continuance; a cycle; a periodical revolution; as, the round of the seasons; a round of pleasures.
Round (n.) A course of action or conduct performed by a number of persons in turn, or one after another, as if seated in a circle.
Round (n.) A series of duties or tasks which must be performed in turn, and then repeated.
Round (n.) A circular dance.
Round (n.) That which goes round a whole circle or company; as, a round of applause.
Round (n.) Rotation, as in office; succession.
Round (n.) The step of a ladder; a rundle or rung; also, a crosspiece which joins and braces the legs of a chair.
Round (n.) A course ending where it began; a circuit; a beat; especially, one freguently or regulary traversed; also, the act of traversing a circuit; as, a watchman's round; the rounds of the postman.
Round (n.) A walk performed by a guard or an officer round the rampart of a garrison, or among sentinels, to see that the sentinels are faithful and all things safe; also, the guard or officer, with his attendants, who performs this duty; -- usually in the plural.
Round (n.) A general discharge of firearms by a body of troops in which each soldier fires once.
Round (n.) Ammunition for discharging a piece or pieces once; as, twenty rounds of ammunition were given out.
Round (n.) A short vocal piece, resembling a catch in which three or four voices follow each other round in a species of canon in the unison.
Round (n.) The time during which prize fighters or boxers are in actual contest without an intermission, as prescribed by their rules; a bout.
Round (n.) A brewer's vessel in which the fermentation is concluded, the yeast escaping through the bunghole.
Round (n.) A vessel filled, as for drinking.
Round (n.) An assembly; a group; a circle; as, a round of politicians.
Round (n.) See Roundtop.
Round (n.) Same as Round of beef, below.
Round (adv.) On all sides; around.
Round (adv.) Circularly; in a circular form or manner; by revolving or reversing one's position; as, to turn one's head round; a wheel turns round.
Round (adv.) In circumference; as, a ball is ten inches round.
Round (adv.) From one side or party to another; as to come or turn round, -- that is, to change sides or opinions.
Round (adv.) By or in a circuit; by a course longer than the direct course; back to the starting point.
Round (adv.) Through a circle, as of friends or houses.
Round (adv.) Roundly; fully; vigorously.
Round (prep.) On every side of, so as to encompass or encircle; around; about; as, the people atood round him; to go round the city; to wind a cable round a windlass.
Round (v. t.) To make circular, spherical, or cylindrical; to give a round or convex figure to; as, to round a silver coin; to round the edges of anything.
Round (v. t.) To surround; to encircle; to encompass.
Round (v. t.) To bring to fullness or completeness; to complete; hence, to bring to a fit conclusion.
Round (v. t.) To go round wholly or in part; to go about (a corner or point); as, to round a corner; to round Cape Horn.
Round (v. t.) To make full, smooth, and flowing; as, to round periods in writing.
Round (v. i.) To grow round or full; hence, to attain to fullness, completeness, or perfection.
Round (v. i.) To go round, as a guard.
Round (v. i.) To go or turn round; to wheel about.
Rouse (v. i. & t.) To pull or haul strongly and all together, as upon a rope, without the assistance of mechanical appliances.
Rouse (n.) A bumper in honor of a toast or health.
Rouse (n.) A carousal; a festival; a drinking frolic.
Rouse (v.) To cause to start from a covert or lurking place; as, to rouse a deer or other animal of the chase.
Rouse (v.) To wake from sleep or repose; as, to rouse one early or suddenly.
Rouse (v.) To excite to lively thought or action from a state of idleness, languor, stupidity, or indifference; as, to rouse the faculties, passions, or emotions.
Rouse (v.) To put in motion; to stir up; to agitate.
Rouse (v.) To raise; to make erect.
Rouse (v. i.) To get or start up; to rise.
Rouse (v. i.) To awake from sleep or repose.
Rouse (v. i.) To be exited to thought or action from a state of indolence or inattention.
Roust (v. t.) To rouse; to disturb; as, to roust one out.
Roust (n.) A strong tide or current, especially in a narrow channel.
Route (n.) The course or way which is traveled or passed, or is to be passed; a passing; a course; a road or path; a march.
Roved (imp. & p. p.) of Rove
Rover (v. i.) One who practices robbery on the seas; a pirate.
Rover (v. i.) One who wanders about by sea or land; a wanderer; a rambler.
Rover (v. i.) Hence, a fickle, inconstant person.
Rover (v. i.) A ball which has passed through all the hoops and would go out if it hit the stake but is continued in play; also, the player of such a ball.
Rover (v. i.) Casual marks at uncertain distances.
Rover (v. i.) A sort of arrow.
Rowed (imp. & p. p.) of Row
Rowan (n.) Rowan tree.
Rowdy (n.) One who engages in rows, or noisy quarrels; a ruffianly fellow.
Rowed (a.) Formed into a row, or rows; having a row, or rows; as, a twelve-rowed ear of corn.
Rowel (n.) The little wheel of a spur, with sharp points.
Rowel (n.) A little flat ring or wheel on horses' bits.
Rowel (n.) A roll of hair, silk, etc., passed through the flesh of horses, answering to a seton in human surgery.
Rowel (v. t.) To insert a rowel, or roll of hair or silk, into (as the flesh of a horse).
Rowen (n.) A stubble field left unplowed till late in the autumn, that it may be cropped by cattle.
Rowen (n.) The second growth of grass in a season; aftermath.
Rower (n.) One who rows with an oar.
Royal (a.) Kingly; pertaining to the crown or the sovereign; suitable for a king or queen; regal; as, royal power or prerogative; royal domains; the royal family; royal state.
Royal (a.) Noble; generous; magnificent; princely.
Royal (a.) Under the patronage of royality; holding a charter granted by the sovereign; as, the Royal Academy of Arts; the Royal Society.
Royal (n.) Printing and writing papers of particular sizes. See under paper, n.
Royal (n.) A small sail immediately above the topgallant sail.
Royal (n.) One of the upper or distal branches of an antler, as the third and fourth tynes of the antlers of a stag.
Royal (n.) A small mortar.
Royal (n.) One of the soldiers of the first regiment of foot of the British army, formerly called the Royals, and supposed to be the oldest regular corps in Europe; -- now called the Royal Scots.
Royal (n.) An old English coin. See Rial.
Royne (v. t.) To bite; to gnaw.
Soaky (a.) Full of moisture; wet; soppy.
Soapy (superl.) Resembling soap; having the qualities of, or feeling like, soap; soft and smooth.
Soapy (superl.) Smeared with soap; covered with soap.
Soave (a.) Sweet.
Sober (superl.) Temperate in the use of spirituous liquors; habitually temperate; as, a sober man.
Sober (superl.) Not intoxicated or excited by spirituous liquors; as, the sot may at times be sober.
Sober (superl.) Not mad or insane; not wild, visionary, or heated with passion; exercising cool, dispassionate reason; self-controlled; self-possessed.
Sober (superl.) Not proceeding from, or attended with, passion; calm; as, sober judgment; a man in his sober senses.
Sober (superl.) Serious or subdued in demeanor, habit, appearance, or color; solemn; grave; sedate.
Sober (v. t.) To make sober.
Sober (v. i.) To become sober; -- often with down.
Socky (a.) Wet; soaky.
Socle (n.) A plain block or plinth forming a low pedestal; any base; especially, the base of a statue, column, or the like. See Plinth.
Socle (n.) A plain face or plinth at the lower part of a wall.
Soddy (a.) Consisting of sod; covered with sod; turfy.
Soder (n. & v. t.) See Solder.
Sodic (a.) Of or pertaining to sodium; containing sodium.
Sofas (pl. ) of Sofa
Sofis (pl. ) of Sofi
Softa (n.) Any one attached to a Mohammedan mosque, esp. a student of the higher branches of theology in a mosque school.
Soggy (superl.) Filled with water; soft with moisture; sodden; soaked; wet; as, soggy land or timber.
Soily (a.) Dirty; soiled.
Soken (n.) A toll. See Soc, n., 2.
Soken (n.) A district held by socage.
Solar (a.) A loft or upper chamber; a garret room.
Solar (a.) Of or pertaining to the sun; proceeding from the sun; as, the solar system; solar light; solar rays; solar influence. See Solar system, below.
Solar (a.) Born under the predominant influence of the sun.
Solar (a.) Measured by the progress or revolution of the sun in the ecliptic; as, the solar year.
Solar (a.) Produced by the action of the sun, or peculiarly affected by its influence.
Solas (n.) Solace.
Soldi (pl. ) of Soldo
Soldo (n.) A small Italian coin worth a sou or a cent; the twentieth part of a lira.
Soled (imp. & p. p.) of Sole
Solen (n.) A cradle, as for a broken limb. See Cradle, 6.
Solen (n.) Any marine bivalve mollusk belonging to Solen or allied genera of the family Solenidae; a razor shell.
Soler (n.) Alt. of Solere
Solid (a.) Having the constituent parts so compact, or so firmly adhering, as to resist the impression or penetration of other bodies; having a fixed form; hard; firm; compact; -- opposed to fluid and liquid or to plastic, like clay, or to incompact, like sand.
Solid (a.) Not hollow; full of matter; as, a solid globe or cone, as distinguished from a hollow one; not spongy; dense; hence, sometimes, heavy.
Solid (a.) Having all the geometrical dimensions; cubic; as, a solid foot contains 1,728 solid inches.
Solid (a.) Firm; compact; strong; stable; unyielding; as, a solid pier; a solid pile; a solid wall.
Solid (a.) Applied to a compound word whose parts are closely united and form an unbroken word; -- opposed to hyphened.
Solid (a.) Fig.: Worthy of credit, trust, or esteem; substantial, as opposed to frivolous or fallacious; weighty; firm; strong; valid; just; genuine.
Solid (a.) Sound; not weakly; as, a solid constitution of body.
Solid (a.) Of a fleshy, uniform, undivided substance, as a bulb or root; not spongy or hollow within, as a stem.
Solid (a.) Impenetrable; resisting or excluding any other material particle or atom from any given portion of space; -- applied to the supposed ultimate particles of matter.
Solid (a.) Not having the
Solid (a.) United; without division; unanimous; as, the delegation is solid for a candidate.
Solid (n.) A substance that is held in a fixed form by cohesion among its particles; a substance not fluid.
Solid (n.) A magnitude which has length, breadth, and thickness; a part of space bounded on all sides.
Solos (pl. ) of Solo
Solon (n.) A celebrated Athenian lawmaker, born about 638 b. c.; hence, a legislator; a publicist; -- often used ironically.
Solus (fem. a.) Alt. of Sola
Solve (v. t.) To explain; to resolve; to unfold; to clear up (what is obscure or difficult to be understood); to work out to a result or conclusion; as, to solve a doubt; to solve difficulties; to solve a problem.
Solve (n.) A solution; an explanation.
Somaj (n.) Alt. of Samaj
Samaj (n.) A society; a congregation; a worshiping assembly, or church, esp. of the Brahmo-somaj.
Somal (n.) A Hamitic people of East Central Africa.
-some () A combining form or suffix from Gr. sw^ma (gen. sw`matos) the body; as in merosome, a body segment; cephalosome, etc.
-some (a.) An adjective suffix having primarily the sense of like or same, and indicating a considerable degree of the thing or quality denoted in the first part of the compound; as in mettlesome, full of mettle or spirit; gladsome, full of gladness; winsome, blithesome, etc.
Somne (v. t.) To summon.
Soncy (a.) Alt. of Sonsy
Sonsy (a.) Lucky; fortunate; thriving; plump.
Sonde (v. t.) That which is sent; a message or messenger; hence, also, a visitation of providence; an affliction or trial.
Sonsy (a.) See Soncy.
Soord (n.) Skin of bacon.
Soote (a.) Sweet.
Sooth (superl.) True; faithful; trustworthy.
Sooth (superl.) Pleasing; delightful; sweet.
Sooth (a.) Truth; reality.
Sooth (a.) Augury; prognostication.
Sooth (a.) Blandishment; cajolery.
Sooty (superl.) Of or pertaining to soot; producing soot; soiled by soot.
Sooty (superl.) Having a dark brown or black color like soot; fuliginous; dusky; dark.
Sooty (v. t.) To black or foul with soot.
Sophi (n.) See Sufi.
Sopor (n.) Profound sleep from which a person can be roused only with difficulty.
Soppy (a.) Soaked or saturated with liquid or moisture; very wet or sloppy.
Sopra (adv.) Above; before; over; upon.
Soree (n.) Same as Sora.
Sorel (n.) A young buck in the third year. See the Note under Buck.
Sorel (n.) A yellowish or reddish brown color; sorrel.
Sorex (n.) A genus of small Insectivora, including the common shrews.
Sorgo (n.) Indian millet and its varieties. See Sorghum.
Sorry (a.) Grieved for the loss of some good; pained for some evil; feeling regret; -- now generally used to express light grief or affliction, but formerly often used to express deeper feeling.
Sorry (a.) Melancholy; dismal; gloomy; mournful.
Sorry (a.) Poor; mean; worthless; as, a sorry excuse.
Sorus (n.) One of the fruit dots, or small clusters of sporangia, on the back of the fronds of ferns.
Sorwe (n. & v.) Sorrow.
So-so (a.) Neither very good nor very bad; middling; passable; tolerable; indifferent.
So-so (adv.) Tolerably; passably.
Sotel (a.) Alt. of Sotil
Sotil (a.) Subtile.
Sothe (a.) Sooth.
Souce (n.) See 1st Souse.
Souce (v. t. & i.) See Souse.
Sough (n.) A sow.
Sough (n.) A small drain; an adit.
Sough (v. i.) The sound produced by soughing; a hollow murmur or roaring.
Sough (v. i.) Hence, a vague rumor or flying report.
Sough (v. i.) A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying.
Sough (v. i.) To whistle or sigh, as the wind.
Souke (v. t. & i.) To suck.
Sound (n.) The air bladder of a fish; as, cod sounds are an esteemed article of food.
Sound (n.) A cuttlefish.
Sound (superl.) Whole; unbroken; unharmed; free from flaw, defect, or decay; perfect of the kind; as, sound timber; sound fruit; a sound tooth; a sound ship.
Sound (superl.) Healthy; not diseased; not being in a morbid state; -- said of body or mind; as, a sound body; a sound constitution; a sound understanding.
Sound (superl.) Firm; strong; safe.
Sound (superl.) Free from error; correct; right; honest; true; faithful; orthodox; -- said of persons; as, a sound lawyer; a sound thinker.
Sound (superl.) Founded in truth or right; supported by justice; not to be overthrown on refuted; not fallacious; as, sound argument or reasoning; a sound objection; sound doctrine; sound principles.
Sound (superl.) heavy; laid on with force; as, a sound beating.
Sound (superl.) Undisturbed; deep; profound; as, sound sleep.
Sound (superl.) Founded in law; legal; valid; not defective; as, a sound title to land.
Sound (adv.) Soundly.
Sound (n.) A narrow passage of water, or a strait between the mainland and an island; also, a strait connecting two seas, or connecting a sea or lake with the ocean; as, the Sound between the Baltic and the german Ocean; Long Island Sound.
Sound (v. t.) To measure the depth of; to fathom; especially, to ascertain the depth of by means of a
Sound (v. t.) Fig.: To ascertain, or try to ascertain, the thoughts, motives, and purposes of (a person); to examine; to try; to test; to probe.
Sound (v. t.) To explore, as the bladder or urethra, with a sound; to examine with a sound; also, to examine by auscultation or percussion; as, to sound a patient.
Sound (v. i.) To ascertain the depth of water with a sounding
Sound (n.) Any elongated instrument or probe, usually metallic, by which cavities of the body are sounded or explored, especially the bladder for stone, or the urethra for a stricture.
Sound (n.) The peceived object occasioned by the impulse or vibration of a material substance affecting the ear; a sensation or perception of the mind received through the ear, and produced by the impulse or vibration of the air or other medium with which the ear is in contact; the effect of an impression made on the organs of hearing by an impulse or vibration of the air caused by a collision of bodies, or by other means; noise; report; as, the sound of a drum; the sound of the human voice; a
Sound (n.) The occasion of sound; the impulse or vibration which would occasion sound to a percipient if present with unimpaired; hence, the theory of vibrations in elastic media such cause sound; as, a treatise on sound.
Sound (n.) Noise without signification; empty noise; noise and nothing else.
Sound (v. i.) To make a noise; to utter a voice; to make an impulse of the air that shall strike the organs of hearing with a perceptible effect.
Sound (v. i.) To be conveyed in sound; to be spread or published; to convey intelligence by sound.
Sound (v. i.) To make or convey a certain impression, or to have a certain import, when heard; hence, to seem; to appear; as, this reproof sounds harsh; the story sounds like an invention.
Sound (v. t.) To causse to make a noise; to play on; as, to sound a trumpet or a horn.
Sound (v. t.) To cause to exit as a sound; as, to sound a note with the voice, or on an instrument.
Sound (v. t.) To order, direct, indicate, or proclain by a sound, or sounds; to give a signal for by a certain sound; as, to sound a retreat; to sound a parley.
Sound (v. t.) To celebrate or honor by sounds; to cause to be reported; to publish or proclaim; as, to sound the praises of fame of a great man or a great exploit.
Sound (v. t.) To examine the condition of (anything) by causing the same to emit sounds and noting their character; as, to sound a piece of timber; to sound a vase; to sound the lungs of a patient.
Sound (v. t.) To signify; to import; to denote.
Soune (v. t. & i.) To sound.
Soupy (a.) Resembling soup; souplike.
Sours (n.) Source. See Source.
Souse (n.) A corrupt form of Sou.
Souse (n.) Pickle made with salt.
Souse (n.) Something kept or steeped in pickle; esp., the pickled ears, feet, etc., of swine.
Souse (n.) The ear; especially, a hog's ear.
Souse (n.) The act of sousing; a plunging into water.
Souse (v. t.) To steep in pickle; to pickle.
Souse (v. t.) To plunge or immerse in water or any liquid.
Souse (v. t.) To drench, as by an immersion; to wet throughly.
Souse (v. t.) To swoop or plunge, as a bird upon its prey; to fall suddenly; to rush with speed; to make a sudden attack.
Souse (v. t.) To pounce upon.
Souse (n.) The act of sousing, or swooping.
Souse (adv.) With a sudden swoop; violently.
South (n.) That one of the four cardinal points directly opposite to the north; the region or direction to the right or direction to the right of a person who faces the east.
South (n.) A country, region, or place situated farther to the south than another; the southern section of a country.
South (n.) Specifically: That part of the United States which is south of Mason and Dixon's
South (n.) The wind from the south.
South (a.) Lying toward the south; situated at the south, or in a southern direction from the point of observation or reckoning; proceeding toward the south, or coming from the south; blowing from the south; southern; as, the south pole.
South (adv.) Toward the south; southward.
South (adv.) From the south; as, the wind blows south.
South (v. i.) To turn or move toward the south; to veer toward the south.
South (v. i.) To come to the meridian; to cross the north and south
Sowed (imp.) of Sow
Sowed () of Sow
Sowar (n.) In India, a mounted soldier.
Sowce (n. & v.) See Souse.
Sower (n.) One who, or that which, sows.
Sowle (v. t.) To pull by the ears; to drag about.
Sowne (v. t. & i.) To sound.
Sowse (n. & v.) See Souse.
Soyle (v. t.) To solve, to clear up; as, to soyl all other texts.
Soyle (n.) Prey.
Toady (n.) A mean flatterer; a toadeater; a sycophant.
Toady (n.) A coarse, rustic woman.
Toady (v. t.) To fawn upon with mean sycophancy.
Toast (v. t.) To dry and brown by the heat of a fire; as, to toast bread.
Toast (v. t.) To warm thoroughly; as, to toast the feet.
Toast (v. t.) To name when a health is proposed to be drunk; to drink to the health, or in honor, of; as, to toast a lady.
Toast (v.) Bread dried and browned before a fire, usually in slices; also, a kind of food prepared by putting slices of toasted bread into milk, gravy, etc.
Toast (v.) A lady in honor of whom persons or a company are invited to drink; -- so called because toasts were formerly put into the liquor, as a great delicacy.
Toast (v.) Hence, any person, especially a person of distinction, in honor of whom a health is drunk; hence, also, anything so commemorated; a sentiment, as "The land we live in," "The day we celebrate," etc.
Tobit (n.) A book of the Apocrypha.
Toddy (n.) A juice drawn from various kinds of palms in the East Indies; or, a spirituous liquor procured from it by fermentation.
Toddy (n.) A mixture of spirit and hot water sweetened.
To-do (n.) Bustle; stir; commotion; ado.
Toffy (n.) Taffy.
Tofus (n.) Tophus.
Tofus (n.) Tufa. See under Tufa, and Toph.
Togas (pl. ) of Toga
Togae (pl. ) of Toga
Toged (a.) Togated.
Toght (a.) Taut.
Togue (n.) The namaycush.
Tohew (v. t.) To hew in pieces.
Toise (a.) An old measure of length in France, containing six French feet, or about 6.3946 French feet.
Tokay (n.) A grape of an oval shape and whitish color.
Tokay (n.) A rich Hungarian wine made from Tokay grapes.
Token (n.) Something intended or supposed to represent or indicate another thing or an event; a sign; a symbol; as, the rainbow is a token of God's covenant established with Noah.
Token (n.) A memorial of friendship; something by which the friendship of another person is to be kept in mind; a memento; a souvenir.
Token (n.) Something given or shown as a symbol or guarantee of authority or right; a sign of authenticity, of power, good faith, etc.
Token (n.) A piece of metal intended for currency, and issued by a private party, usually bearing the name of the issuer, and redeemable in lawful money. Also, a coin issued by government, esp. when its use as lawful money is limited and its intrinsic value is much below its nominal value.
Token (n.) A livid spot upon the body, indicating, or supposed to indicate, the approach of death.
Token (n.) Ten and a half quires, or, commonly, 250 sheets, of paper printed on both sides; also, in some cases, the same number of sheets printed on one side, or half the number printed on both sides.
Token (n.) A piece of metal given beforehand to each person in the congregation who is permitted to partake of the Lord's Supper.
Token (n.) A bit of leather having a peculiar mark designating a particular miner. Each hewer sends one of these with each corf or tub he has hewn.
Token (n.) To betoken.
Tokin (n.) A tocsin.
Toled (imp. & p. p.) of Tole
Tolyl (n.) The hydrocarbon radical, CH3.C6H4, regarded as characteristic of certain compounds of the aromatic series related to toluene; as, tolyl carbinol.
Toman (n.) A money of account in Persia, whose value varies greatly at different times and places. Its average value may be reckoned at about two and a half dollars.
Tomia (pl. ) of Tomium
Tommy (n.) Bread, -- generally a penny roll; the supply of food carried by workmen as their daily allowance.
Tommy (n.) A truck, or barter; the exchange of labor for goods, not money.
Toned (imp. & p. p.) of Tone
Toned (a.) Having (such) a tone; -- chiefly used in composition; as, high-toned; sweet-toned.
Tonge (n.) Tongue.
Tonga (n.) A drug useful in neuralgia, derived from a Fijian plant supposed to be of the aroid genus Epipremnum.
Tongo (n.) The mangrove; -- so called in the Pacific Islands.
Tongs (n. pl.) An instrument, usually of metal, consisting of two parts, or long shafts, jointed together at or near one end, or united by an elastic bow, used for handling things, especially hot coals or metals; -- often called a pair of tongs.
Tonic (a.) Of or relating to tones or sounds; specifically (Phon.), applied to, or distingshing, a speech sound made with tone unmixed and undimmed by obstruction, such sounds, namely, the vowels and diphthongs, being so called by Dr. James Rush (1833) " from their forming the purest and most plastic material of intonation."
Tonic (a.) Of or pertaining to tension; increasing tension; hence, increasing strength; as, tonic power.
Tonic (a.) Increasing strength, or the tone of the animal system; obviating the effects of debility, and restoring healthy functions.
Tonic (n.) A tonic element or letter; a vowel or a diphthong.
Tonic (n.) The key tone, or first tone of any scale.
Tonic (n.) A medicine that increases the strength, and gives vigor of action to the system.
Tonne (n.) A tun.
Tonus (n.) Tonicity, or tone; as, muscular tonus.
Teeth (pl. ) of Tooth
Tooth (n.) One of the hard, bony appendages which are borne on the jaws, or on other bones in the walls of the mouth or pharynx of most vertebrates, and which usually aid in the prehension and mastication of food.
Tooth (n.) Fig.: Taste; palate.
Tooth (n.) Any projection corresponding to the tooth of an animal, in shape, position, or office; as, the teeth, or cogs, of a cogwheel; a tooth, prong, or tine, of a fork; a tooth, or the teeth, of a rake, a saw, a file, a card.
Tooth (n.) A projecting member resembling a tenon, but fitting into a mortise that is only sunk, not pierced through.
Tooth (n.) One of several steps, or offsets, in a tusk. See Tusk.
Tooth (n.) An angular or prominence on any edge; as, a tooth on the scale of a fish, or on a leaf of a plant
Tooth (n.) one of the appendages at the mouth of the capsule of a moss. See Peristome.
Tooth (n.) Any hard calcareous or chitinous organ found in the mouth of various invertebrates and used in feeding or procuring food; as, the teeth of a mollusk or a starfish.
Tooth (v. t.) To furnish with teeth.
Tooth (v. t.) To indent; to jag; as, to tooth a saw.
Tooth (v. t.) To lock into each other. See Tooth, n., 4.
Topau (n.) The rhinocerous bird (a).
Topaz (n.) A mineral occurring in rhombic prisms, generally yellowish and pellucid, also colorless, and of greenesh, bluish, or brownish shades. It sometimes occurs massive and opaque. It is a fluosilicate of alumina, and is used as a gem.
Topaz (n.) Either one of two species of large, brilliantly colored humming birds of the Topaza, of South America and the West Indies.
Toped (imp. & p. p.) of Tope
Toper (n.) One who topes, or drinks frequently or to excess; a drunkard; a sot.
Topet (n.) The European crested titmouse.
Tophi (pl. ) of Tophus
Topic (n.) One of the various general forms of argument employed in probable as distinguished from demonstrative reasoning, -- denominated by Aristotle to`poi (literally, places), as being the places or sources from which arguments may be derived, or to which they may be referred; also, a prepared form of argument, applicable to a great variety of cases, with a supply of which the ancient rhetoricians and orators provided themselves; a commonplace of argument or oratory.
Topic (n.) A treatise on forms of argument; a system or scheme of forms or commonplaces of argument or oratory; as, the Topics of Aristotle.
Topic (n.) An argument or reason.
Topic (n.) The subject of any distinct portion of a discourse, or argument, or literary composition; also, the general or main subject of the whole; a matter treated of; a subject, as of conversation or of thought; a matter; a point; a head.
Topic (n.) An external local application or remedy, as a plaster, a blister, etc.
Topic (a.) Topical.
Toque (n.) A kind of cap worn in the 16th century, and copied in modern fashions; -- called also toquet.
Toque (n.) A variety of the bonnet monkey.
Torch (n.) A light or luminary formed of some combustible substance, as of resinous wood; a large candle or flambeau, or a lamp giving a large, flaring flame.
Torch (n.) A flashlight.
Toret (n.) A Turret.
Toret (n.) A ring for fastening a hawk's leash to the jesses; also, a ring affixed to the collar of a dog, etc.
Torse (n.) A wreath.
Torse (n.) A developable surface. See under Developable.
Torsk (n.) The cusk. See Cusk.
Torsk (n.) The codfish. Called also tusk.
Torsi (pl. ) of Torso
Torso (n.) The human body, as distinguished from the head and limbs; in sculpture, the trunk of a statue, mutilated of head and limbs; as, the torso of Hercules.
Torta (n.) a flat heap of moist, crushed silver ore, prepared for the patio process.
Torus (n.) A lage molding used in the bases of columns. Its profile is semicircular. See Illust. of Molding.
Torus (n.) One of the ventral parapodia of tubicolous annelids. It usually has the form of an oblong thickening or elevation of the integument with rows of uncini or hooks along the center. See Illust. under Tubicolae.
Torus (n.) The receptacle, or part of the flower on which the carpels stand.
Torus (n.) See 3d Tore, 2.
Tossy (a.) Tossing the head, as in scorn or pride; hence, proud; contemptuous; scornful; affectedly indifferent; as, a tossy commonplace.
Tosto (a.) Quick; rapid.
Total (a.) Whole; not divided; entire; full; complete; absolute; as, a total departure from the evidence; a total loss.
Total (n.) The whole; the whole sum or amount; as, these sums added make the grand total of five millions.
Toted (imp. & p. p.) of Tote
Totem (n.) A rude picture, as of a bird, beast, or the like, used by the North American Indians as a symbolic designation, as of a family or a clan.
Toter (n.) The stone roller. See Stone roller (a), under Stone.
Totly (v. i.) To walk in a wavering, unsteady manner; to toddle; to topple.
Totty (a.) Unsteady; dizzy; tottery.
Touch (v. t.) To come in contact with; to hit or strike lightly against; to extend the hand, foot, or the like, so as to reach or rest on.
Touch (v. t.) To perceive by the sense of feeling.
Touch (v. t.) To come to; to reach; to attain to.
Touch (v. t.) To try; to prove, as with a touchstone.
Touch (v. t.) To relate to; to concern; to affect.
Touch (v. t.) To handle, speak of, or deal with; to treat of.
Touch (v. t.) To meddle or interfere with; as, I have not touched the books.
Touch (v. t.) To affect the senses or the sensibility of; to move; to melt; to soften.
Touch (v. t.) To mark or de
Touch (v. t.) To infect; to affect slightly.
Touch (v. t.) To make an impression on; to have effect upon.
Touch (v. t.) To strike; to manipulate; to play on; as, to touch an instrument of music.
Touch (v. t.) To perform, as a tune; to play.
Touch (v. t.) To influence by impulse; to impel forcibly.
Touch (v. t.) To harm, afflict, or distress.
Touch (v. t.) To affect with insanity, especially in a slight degree; to make partially insane; -- rarely used except in the past participle.
Touch (v. t.) To be tangent to. See Tangent, a.
Touch (a.) To lay a hand upon for curing disease.
Touch (v. i.) To be in contact; to be in a state of junction, so that no space is between; as, two spheres touch only at points.
Touch (v. i.) To fasten; to take effect; to make impression.
Touch (v. i.) To treat anything in discourse, especially in a slight or casual manner; -- often with on or upon.
Touch (v. i.) To be brought, as a sail, so close to the wind that its weather leech shakes.
Touch (v.) The act of touching, or the state of being touched; contact.
Touch (v.) The sense by which pressure or traction exerted on the skin is recognized; the sense by which the properties of bodies are determined by contact; the tactile sense. See Tactile sense, under Tactile.
Touch (v.) Act or power of exciting emotion.
Touch (v.) An emotion or affection.
Touch (v.) Personal reference or application.
Touch (v.) A stroke; as, a touch of raillery; a satiric touch; hence, animadversion; censure; reproof.
Touch (v.) A single stroke on a drawing or a picture.
Touch (v.) Feature;
Touch (v.) The act of the hand on a musical instrument; bence, in the plural, musical notes.
Touch (v.) A small quantity intermixed; a little; a dash.
Touch (v.) A hint; a suggestion; slight notice.
Touch (v.) A slight and brief essay.
Touch (v.) A touchstone; hence, stone of the sort used for touchstone.
Touch (v.) Hence, examination or trial by some decisive standard; test; proof; tried quality.
Touch (v.) The particular or characteristic mode of action, or the resistance of the keys of an instrument to the fingers; as, a heavy touch, or a light touch; also, the manner of touching, striking, or pressing the keys of a piano; as, a legato touch; a staccato touch.
Touch (v.) The broadest part of a plank worked top and but (see Top and but, under Top, n.), or of one worked anchor-stock fashion (that is, tapered from the middle to both ends); also, the angles of the stern timbers at the counters.
Touch (n.) That part of the field which is beyond the
Touch (n.) A boys' game; tag.
Tough (superl.) Having the quality of flexibility without brittleness; yielding to force without breaking; capable of resisting great strain; as, the ligaments of animals are remarkably tough.
Tough (superl.) Not easily broken; able to endure hardship; firm; strong; as, tough sinews.
Tough (superl.) Not easily separated; viscous; clammy; tenacious; as, tough phlegm.
Tough (superl.) Stiff; rigid; not flexible; stubborn; as, a tough bow.
Tough (superl.) Severe; violent; as, a tough storm.
Tourn (n.) A spinning wheel.
Tourn (n.) The sheriff's turn, or court.
Touse (v. t. & i.) Alt. of Touze
Touze (v. t. & i.) To pull; to haul; to tear; to worry.
Touse (n.) A pulling; a disturbance.
Touze (v.t & i.) See Touse.
Towed (imp. & p. p.) of Tow
Towel (n.) A cloth used for wiping, especially one used for drying anything wet, as the person after a bath.
Towel (v. t.) To beat with a stick.
Tower (n.) A mass of building standing alone and insulated, usually higher than its diameter, but when of great size not always of that proportion.
Tower (n.) A projection from a
Tower (n.) A structure appended to a larger edifice for a special purpose, as for a belfry, and then usually high in proportion to its width and to the height of the rest of the edifice; as, a church tower.
Tower (n.) A citadel; a fortress; hence, a defense.
Tower (n.) A headdress of a high or towerlike form, fashionable about the end of the seventeenth century and until 1715; also, any high headdress.
Tower (n.) High flight; elevation.
Tower (v. i.) To rise and overtop other objects; to be lofty or very high; hence, to soar.
Tower (v. t.) To soar into.
Toxic (a.) Alt. of Toxical
Toxin (n.) Alt. of Toxine
toyed (imp. & p. p.) of Toy
Toyer (n.) One who toys; one who is full of trifling tricks; a trifler.
Vocal (a.) Of or pertaining to the voice or speech; having voice; endowed with utterance; full of voice, or voices.
Vocal (a.) Uttered or modulated by the voice; oral; as, vocal melody; vocal prayer.
Vocal (a.) Of or pertaining to a vowel or voice sound; also, /poken with tone, intonation, and resonance; sonant; sonorous; -- said of certain articulate sounds.
Vocal (a.) Consisting of, or characterized by, voice, or tone produced in the larynx, which may be modified, either by resonance, as in the case of the vowels, or by obstructive action, as in certain consonants, such as v, l, etc., or by both, as in the nasals m, n, ng; sonant; intonated; voiced. See Voice, and Vowel, also Guide to Pronunciation, // 199-202.
Vocal (a.) Of or pertaining to a vowel; having the character of a vowel; vowel.
Vocal (n.) A vocal sound; specifically, a purely vocal element of speech, unmodified except by resonance; a vowel or a diphthong; a tonic element; a tonic; -- distinguished from a subvocal, and a nonvocal.
Vocal (n.) A man who has a right to vote in certain elections.
Vodka (n.) A Russian drink distilled from rye.
Vogle (n.) Same as Vugg.
Vogue (n.) The way or fashion of people at any particular time; temporary mode, custom, or practice; popular reception for the time; -- used now generally in the phrase in vogue.
Vogue (n.) Influence; power; sway.
Voice (n.) Sound uttered by the mouth, especially that uttered by human beings in speech or song; sound thus uttered considered as possessing some special quality or character; as, the human voice; a pleasant voice; a low voice.
Voice (n.) Sound of the kind or quality heard in speech or song in the consonants b, v, d, etc., and in the vowels; sonant, or intonated, utterance; tone; -- distinguished from mere breath sound as heard in f, s, sh, etc., and also whisper.
Voice (n.) The tone or sound emitted by anything.
Voice (n.) The faculty or power of utterance; as, to cultivate the voice.
Voice (n.) Language; words; speech; expression; signification of feeling or opinion.
Voice (n.) Opinion or choice expressed; judgment; a vote.
Voice (n.) Command; precept; -- now chiefly used in scriptural language.
Voice (n.) One who speaks; a speaker.
Voice (n.) A particular mode of inflecting or conjugating verbs, or a particular form of a verb, by means of which is indicated the relation of the subject of the verb to the action which the verb expresses.
Voice (v. t.) To give utterance or expression to; to utter; to publish; to announce; to divulge; as, to voice the sentiments of the nation.
Voice (v. t.) To utter with sonant or vocal tone; to pronounce with a narrowed glottis and rapid vibrations of the vocal cords; to speak above a whisper.
Voice (v. t.) To fit for producing the proper sounds; to regulate the tone of; as, to voice the pipes of an organ.
Voice (v. t.) To vote; to elect; to appoint.
Voice (v. i.) To clamor; to cry out.
Volar (a.) Of or pertaining to the palm of the hand or the sole of the foot.
Volge (n.) The common sort of people; the crowd; the mob.
Volow (v. t.) To baptize; -- used in contempt by the Reformers.
Volte (pl. ) of Volta
Volta (n.) A turning; a time; -- chiefly used in phrases signifying that the part is to be repeated one, two, or more times; as, una volta, once. Seconda volta, second time, points to certain modifications in the close of a repeated strain.
Volti (imperative.) Turn, that is, turn over the leaf.
Volva (n.) A saclike envelope of certain fungi, which bursts open as the plant develops.
Vomer (n.) A bone, or one of a pair of bones, beneath the ethmoid region of the skull, forming a part a part of the partition between the nostrils in man and other mammals.
Vomer (n.) The pygostyle.
Vomit (n.) To eject the contents of the stomach by the mouth; to puke; to spew.
Vomit (v. t.) To throw up; to eject from the stomach through the mouth; to disgorge; to puke; to spew out; -- often followed by up or out.
Vomit (v. t.) Hence, to eject from any hollow place; to belch forth; to emit; to throw forth; as, volcanoes vomit flame, stones, etc.
Vomit (n.) Matter that is vomited; esp., matter ejected from the stomach through the mouth.
Vomit (n.) That which excites vomiting; an emetic.
Voted (imp. & p. p.) of Vote
Voter (n.) One who votes; one who has a legal right to vote, or give his suffrage; an elector; a suffragist; as, an independent voter.
Vouch (v. t.) To call; to summon.
Vouch (v. t.) To call upon to witness; to obtest.
Vouch (v. t.) To warrant; to maintain by affirmations; to attest; to affirm; to avouch.
Vouch (v. t.) To back; to support; to confirm; to establish.
Vouch (v. t.) To call into court to warrant and defend, or to make good a warranty of title.
Vouch (v. i.) To bear witness; to give testimony or full attestation.
Vouch (v. i.) To assert; to aver; to declare.
Vouch (n.) Warrant; attestation.
Vowed (imp. & p. p.) of Vow
Vowel (n.) A vocal, or sometimes a whispered, sound modified by resonance in the oral passage, the peculiar resonance in each case giving to each several vowel its distinctive character or quality as a sound of speech; -- distinguished from a consonant in that the latter, whether made with or without vocality, derives its character in every case from some kind of obstructive action by the mouth organs. Also, a letter or character which represents such a sound.
Vowel (a.) Of or pertaining to a vowel; vocal.
Vower (n.) One who makes a vow.
Voyol (n.) See Viol, 2.
Voyol (n.) The block through which a messenger passes.
Woald (n.) See Weld.
Woden (n.) A deity corresponding to Odin, the supreme deity of the Scandinavians. Wednesday is named for him. See Odin.
Woful (a.) Full of woe; sorrowful; distressed with grief or calamity; afflicted; wretched; unhappy; sad.
Woful (a.) Bringing calamity, distress, or affliction; as, a woeful event; woeful want.
Woful (a.) Wretched; paltry; miserable; poor.
Wolde () imp. of Will. See Would.
Wolle (n.) Wool.
Women (pl. ) of Woman
Woman (n.) An adult female person; a grown-up female person, as distinguished from a man or a child; sometimes, any female person.
Woman (n.) The female part of the human race; womankind.
Woman (n.) A female attendant or servant.
Woman (v. t.) To act the part of a woman in; -- with indefinite it.
Woman (v. t.) To make effeminate or womanish.
Woman (v. t.) To furnish with, or unite to, a woman.
Womby (a.) Capacious.
Women (n.) pl. of Woman.
Won't () A colloquial contraction of woll not. Will not. See Will.
Wooed (imp. & p. p.) of Woo
Woody (a.) Abounding with wood or woods; as, woody land.
Woody (a.) Consisting of, or containing, wood or woody fiber; ligneous; as, the woody parts of plants.
Woody (a.) Of or pertaining to woods; sylvan.
Wooer (v. t.) One who wooes; one who courts or solicits in love; a suitor.
Woofy (a.) Having a close texture; dense; as, a woofy cloud.
Woold (v. t.) To wind, or wrap; especially, to wind a rope round, as a mast or yard made of two or more pieces, at the place where it has been fished or scarfed, in order to strengthen it.
Woosy (a.) Oozy; wet.
Wootz (n.) A species of steel imported from the East Indies, valued for making edge tools; Indian steel. It has in combination a minute portion of alumina and silica.
Wopen (p. p.) Wept.
Wordy (superl.) Of or pertaining to words; consisting of words; verbal; as, a wordy war.
Wordy (superl.) Using many words; verbose; as, a wordy speaker.
Wordy (superl.) Containing many words; full of words.
World (n.) The earth and the surrounding heavens; the creation; the system of created things; existent creation; the universe.
World (n.) Any planet or heavenly body, especially when considered as inhabited, and as the scene of interests analogous with human interests; as, a plurality of worlds.
World (n.) The earth and its inhabitants, with their concerns; the sum of human affairs and interests.
World (n.) In a more restricted sense, that part of the earth and its concerns which is known to any one, or contemplated by any one; a division of the globe, or of its inhabitants; human affairs as seen from a certain position, or from a given point of view; also, state of existence; scene of life and action; as, the Old World; the New World; the religious world; the Catholic world; the upper world; the future world; the heathen world.
World (n.) The customs, practices, and interests of men; general affairs of life; human society; public affairs and occupations; as, a knowledge of the world.
World (n.) Individual experience of, or concern with, life; course of life; sum of the affairs which affect the individual; as, to begin the world with no property; to lose all, and begin the world anew.
World (n.) The inhabitants of the earth; the human race; people in general; the public; mankind.
World (n.) The earth and its affairs as distinguished from heaven; concerns of this life as distinguished from those of the life to come; the present existence and its interests; hence, secular affairs; engrossment or absorption in the affairs of this life; worldly corruption; the ungodly or wicked part of mankind.
World (n.) As an emblem of immensity, a great multitude or quantity; a large number.
Wormy (superl.) Containing a worm; abounding with worms.
Wormy (superl.) Like or pertaining to a worm; earthy; groveling.
Worry (v. t.) To harass by pursuit and barking; to attack repeatedly; also, to tear or mangle with the teeth.
Worry (v. t.) To harass or beset with importunity, or with care an anxiety; to vex; to annoy; to torment; to tease; to fret; to trouble; to plague.
Worry (v. t.) To harass with labor; to fatigue.
Worry (v. i.) To feel or express undue care and anxiety; to manifest disquietude or pain; to be fretful; to chafe; as, the child worries; the horse worries.
Worry (n.) A state of undue solicitude; a state of disturbance from care and anxiety; vexation; anxiety; fret; as, to be in a worry.
Worse (compar.) Bad, ill, evil, or corrupt, in a greater degree; more bad or evil; less good; specifically, in poorer health; more sick; -- used both in a physical and moral sense.
Worse (n.) Loss; disadvantage; defeat.
Worse (n.) That which is worse; something less good; as, think not the worse of him for his enterprise.
Worse (a.) In a worse degree; in a manner more evil or bad.
Worse (v. t.) To make worse; to put disadvantage; to discomfit; to worst. See Worst, v.
Worst (a.) Bad, evil, or pernicious, in the highest degree, whether in a physical or moral sense. See Worse.
Worst (n.) That which is most bad or evil; the most severe, pernicious, calamitous, or wicked state or degree.
Worst (a.) To gain advantage over, in contest or competition; to get the better of; to defeat; to overthrow; to discomfit.
Worst (v. i.) To grow worse; to deteriorate.
Worth (v. i.) To be; to become; to betide; -- now used only in the phrases, woe worth the day, woe worth the man, etc., in which the verb is in the imperative, and the nouns day, man, etc., are in the dative. Woe be to the day, woe be to the man, etc., are equivalent phrases.
Worth (a.) Valuable; of worthy; estimable; also, worth while.
Worth (a.) Equal in value to; furnishing an equivalent for; proper to be exchanged for.
Worth (a.) Deserving of; -- in a good or bad sense, but chiefly in a good sense.
Worth (a.) Having possessions equal to; having wealth or estate to the value of.
Worth (a.) That quality of a thing which renders it valuable or useful; sum of valuable qualities which render anything useful and sought; value; hence, often, value as expressed in a standard, as money; equivalent in exchange; price.
Worth (a.) Value in respect of moral or personal qualities; excellence; virtue; eminence; desert; merit; usefulness; as, a man or magistrate of great worth.
Would (v. t.) Commonly used as an auxiliary verb, either in the past tense or in the conditional or optative present. See 2d & 3d Will.
Would (n.) See 2d Weld.
Wound () imp. & p. p. of Wind to twist, and Wind to sound by blowing.
Wound (n.) A hurt or injury caused by violence; specifically, a breach of the skin and flesh of an animal, or in the substance of any creature or living thing; a cut, stab, rent, or the like.
Wound (n.) Fig.: An injury, hurt, damage, detriment, or the like, to feeling, faculty, reputation, etc.
Wound (n.) An injury to the person by which the skin is divided, or its continuity broken; a lesion of the body, involving some solution of continuity.
Wound (n.) To hurt by violence; to produce a breach, or separation of parts, in, as by a cut, stab, blow, or the like.
Wound (n.) To hurt the feelings of; to pain by disrespect, ingratitude, or the like; to cause injury to.
Woven () p. p. of Weave.
Wowke (n.) Week.
Woxen () p. p. of Wax.
Yodel (v. t. & i.) Alt. of Yodle
Yodle (v. t. & i.) To sing in a manner common among the Swiss and Tyrolese mountaineers, by suddenly changing from the head voice, or falsetto, to the chest voice, and the contrary; to warble.
Yodel (n.) Alt. of Yodle
Yodle (n.) A song sung by yodeling, as by the Swiss mountaineers.
Yojan (n.) A measure of distance, varying from four to ten miles, but usually about five.
Yoked (imp. & p. p.) of Yoke
Yokel (n.) A country bumpkin.
Young (superl.) Not long born; still in the first part of life; not yet arrived at adolescence, maturity, or age; not old; juvenile; -- said of animals; as, a young child; a young man; a young fawn.
Young (superl.) Being in the first part, pr period, of growth; as, a young plant; a young tree.
Young (superl.) Having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed; ignorant; weak.
Young (n.) The offspring of animals, either a single animal or offspring collectively.
Yours (pron.) See the Note under Your.
Youth (pl. ) of Youth
Youth (n.) The quality or state of being young; youthfulness; juvenility.
Youth (n.) The part of life that succeeds to childhood; the period of existence preceding maturity or age; the whole early part of life, from childhood, or, sometimes, from infancy, to manhood.
Youth (n.) A young person; especially, a young man.
Youth (n.) Young persons, collectively.
Youze (n.) The cheetah.
Zocle (n.) Same as Socle.
Zocco (n.) Alt. of Zoccolo
Zohar (n.) A Jewish cabalistic book attributed by tradition to Rabbi Simon ben Yochi, who lived about the end of the 1st century, a. d. Modern critics believe it to be a compilation of the 13th century.
Zoide (n.) See Meride.
Zokor (n.) An Asiatic burrowing rodent (Siphneus aspalax) resembling the mole rat. It is native of the Altai Mountains.
Zonae (pl. ) of Zona
Zonal (a.) Of or pertaining to a zone; having the form of a zone or zones.
Zonar (n.) A belt or girdle which the Christians and Jews of the Levant were obliged to wear to distinguish them from Mohammedans.
Zoned (a.) Wearing a zone, or girdle.
Zoned (a.) Having zones, or concentric bands; striped.
Zoned (a.) Zonate.
Zooid (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, an animal.
Zooid (n.) An organic body or cell having locomotion, as a spermatic cell or spermatozooid.
Zooid (n.) An animal in one of its inferior stages of development, as one of the intermediate forms in alternate generation.
Zooid (n.) One of the individual animals in a composite group, as of Anthozoa, Hydroidea, and Bryozoa; -- sometimes restricted to those individuals in which the mouth and digestive organs are not developed.
Zoril (n.) Same as Zorilla.
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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".