5 letter words whose second letter is U
Aubin (n.) A broken gait of a horse, between an amble and a gallop; -- commonly called a Canterbury gallop.
Audit (a.) An audience; a hearing.
Audit (a.) An examination in general; a judicial examination.
Audit (a.) The result of such an examination, or an account as adjusted by auditors; final account.
Audit (a.) A general receptacle or receiver.
Audit (v. t.) To examine and adjust, as an account or accounts; as, to audit the accounts of a treasure, or of parties who have a suit depending in court.
Audit (v. i.) To settle or adjust an account.
Auger (n.) A carpenter's tool for boring holes larger than those bored by a gimlet. It has a handle placed crosswise by which it is turned with both hands. A pod auger is one with a straight channel or groove, like the half of a bean pod. A screw auger has a twisted blade, by the spiral groove of which the chips are discharge.
Auger (n.) An instrument for boring or perforating soils or rocks, for determining the quality of soils, or the nature of the rocks or strata upon which they lie, and for obtaining water.
Auget (n.) A priming tube connecting the charge chamber with the gallery, or place where the slow match is applied.
Aught (n.) Alt. of Aucht
Aucht (n.) Property; possession.
Aught (n.) Anything; any part.
Aught (adv.) At all; in any degree.
Augur (n.) An official diviner who foretold events by the singing, chattering, flight, and feeding of birds, or by signs or omens derived from celestial phenomena, certain appearances of quadrupeds, or unusual occurrences.
Augur (n.) One who foretells events by omens; a soothsayer; a diviner; a prophet.
Augur (v. i.) To conjecture from signs or omens; to prognosticate; to foreshow.
Augur (v. i.) To anticipate, to foretell, or to indicate a favorable or an unfavorable issue; as, to augur well or ill.
Augur (v. t.) To predict or foretell, as from signs or omens; to betoken; to presage; to infer.
Aulic (a.) Pertaining to a royal court.
Aulic (n.) The ceremony observed in conferring the degree of doctor of divinity in some European universities. It begins by a harangue of the chancellor addressed to the young doctor, who then receives the cap, and presides at the disputation (also called the aulic).
Aunty (n.) A familiar name for an aunt. In the southern United States a familiar term applied to aged negro women.
Aurae (pl. ) of Aura
Aural (a.) Of or pertaining to the air, or to an aura.
Aural (a.) Of or pertaining to the ear; as, aural medicine and surgery.
Auric (a.) Of or pertaining to gold.
Auric (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, gold; -- said of those compounds of gold in which this element has its higher valence; as, auric oxide; auric chloride.
Aurin (n.) A red coloring matter derived from phenol; -- called also, in commerce, yellow corallin.
Aurum (n.) Gold.
Auto- () A combining form, with the meaning of self, one's self, one's own, itself, its own.
Bubby (n.) A woman's breast.
Bubby (n.) Bub; -- a term of familiar or affectionate address to a small boy.
Buchu (n.) A South African shrub (Barosma) with small leaves that are dotted with oil glands; also, the leaves themselves, which are used in medicine for diseases of the urinary organs, etc. Several species furnish the leaves.
Budge (v. i.) To move off; to stir; to walk away.
Budge (v.) Brisk; stirring; jocund.
Budge (n.) A kind of fur prepared from lambskin dressed with the wool on; -- used formerly as an edging and ornament, esp. of scholastic habits.
Budge (a.) Austere or stiff, like scholastics.
Budgy (n.) Consisting of fur.
Buffa (n. fem.) The comic actress in an opera.
Buffa (a.) Comic, farcical.
Buffo (n.masc.) The comic actor in an opera.
Buffy (a.) Resembling, or characterized by, buff.
Buggy (a.) Infested or abounding with bugs.
Buggy (n.) A light one horse two-wheeled vehicle.
Buggy (n.) A light, four-wheeled vehicle, usually with one seat, and with or without a calash top.
Bugle (n.) A sort of wild ox; a buffalo.
Bugle (n.) A horn used by hunters.
Bugle (n.) A copper instrument of the horn quality of tone, shorter and more conical that the trumpet, sometimes keyed; formerly much used in military bands, very rarely in the orchestra; now superseded by the cornet; -- called also the Kent bugle.
Bugle (n.) An elongated glass bead, of various colors, though commonly black.
Bugle (a.) Jet black.
Bugle (n.) A plant of the genus Ajuga of the Mint family, a native of the Old World.
Built (imp. & p. p.) of Build
Build (v. t.) To erect or construct, as an edifice or fabric of any kind; to form by uniting materials into a regular structure; to fabricate; to make; to raise.
Build (v. t.) To raise or place on a foundation; to form, establish, or produce by using appropriate means.
Build (v. t.) To increase and strengthen; to increase the power and stability of; to settle, or establish, and preserve; -- frequently with up; as, to build up one's constitution.
Build (v. i.) To exercise the art, or practice the business, of building.
Build (v. i.) To rest or depend, as on a foundation; to ground one's self or one's hopes or opinions upon something deemed reliable; to rely; as, to build on the opinions or advice of others.
Build (n.) Form or mode of construction; general figure; make; as, the build of a ship.
Built (n.) Shape; build; form of structure; as, the built of a ship.
Built (a.) Formed; shaped; constructed; made; -- often used in composition and preceded by the word denoting the form; as, frigate-built, clipper-built, etc.
Bulau (n.) An East Indian insectivorous mammal (Gymnura Rafflesii), somewhat like a rat in appearance, but allied to the hedgehog.
Bulge (n.) The bilge or protuberant part of a cask.
Bulge (n.) A swelling, protuberant part; a bending outward, esp. when caused by pressure; as, a bulge in a wall.
Bulge (n.) The bilge of a vessel. See Bilge, 2.
Bulge (v. i.) To swell or jut out; to bend outward, as a wall when it yields to pressure; to be protuberant; as, the wall bulges.
Bulge (v. i.) To bilge, as a ship; to founder.
Bulgy (a.) Bulged; bulging; bending, or tending to bend, outward.
Bulky (a.) Of great bulk or dimensions; of great size; large; thick; massive; as, bulky volumes.
Bulla (n.) A bleb; a vesicle, or an elevation of the cuticle, containing a transparent watery fluid.
Bulla (n.) The ovoid prominence below the opening of the ear in the skulls of many animals; as, the tympanic or auditory bulla.
Bulla (n.) A leaden seal for a document; esp. the round leaden seal attached to the papal bulls, which has on one side a representation of St. Peter and St. Paul, and on the other the name of the pope who uses it.
Bulla (n.) A genus of marine shells. See Bubble shell.
Bully (n.) A noisy, blustering fellow, more insolent than courageous; one who is threatening and quarrelsome; an insolent, tyrannical fellow.
Bully (n.) A brisk, dashing fellow.
Bully (a.) Jovial and blustering; dashing.
Bully (a.) Fine; excellent; as, a bully horse.
Bully (v. t.) To intimidate with threats and by an overbearing, swaggering demeanor; to act the part of a bully toward.
Bully (v. i.) To act as a bully.
Bulse (n.) A purse or bag in which to carry or measure diamonds, etc.
Bulti (n.) Same as Bolty.
Bunch (n.) A protuberance; a hunch; a knob or lump; a hump.
Bunch (n.) A collection, cluster, or tuft, properly of things of the same kind, growing or fastened together; as, a bunch of grapes; a bunch of keys.
Bunch (n.) A small isolated mass of ore, as distinguished from a continuous vein.
Bunch (v. i.) To swell out into a bunch or protuberance; to be protuberant or round.
Bunch (v. t.) To form into a bunch or bunches.
Bungo (n.) A kind of canoe used in Central and South America; also, a kind of boat used in the Southern United States.
Bunko (n.) A kind of swindling game or scheme, by means of cards or by a sham lottery.
Bunny (n.) A great collection of ore without any vein coming into it or going out from it.
Bunny (n.) A pet name for a rabbit or a squirrel.
Burel (n. & a.) Same as Borrel.
Burgh (n.) A borough or incorporated town, especially, one in Scotland. See Borough.
Burin (n.) The cutting tool of an engraver on metal, used in
Burin (n.) The manner or style of execution of an engraver; as, a soft burin; a brilliant burin.
Burke (v. t.) To murder by suffocation, or so as to produce few marks of violence, for the purpose of obtaining a body to be sold for dissection.
Burke (v. t.) To dispose of quietly or indirectly; to suppress; to smother; to shelve; as, to burke a parliamentary question.
Burly (a.) Having a large, strong, or gross body; stout; lusty; -- now used chiefly of human beings, but formerly of animals, in the sense of stately or beautiful, and of inanimate things that were huge and bulky.
Burly (a.) Coarse and rough; boisterous.
Burnt () of Burn
Burnt (p. p. & a.) Consumed with, or as with, fire; scorched or dried, as with fire or heat; baked or hardened in the fire or the sun.
Burro (n.) A donkey.
Burry (a.) Abounding in burs, or containing burs; resembling burs; as, burry wool.
Bursa (n.) Any sac or saclike cavity; especially, one of the synovial sacs, or small spaces, often
-ries (pl. ) of Bursary
Burse (n.) A purse; also, a vesicle; a pod; a hull.
Burse (n.) A fund or foundation for the maintenance of needy scholars in their studies; also, the sum given to the beneficiaries.
Burse (n.) An ornamental case of hold the corporal when not in use.
Burse (n.) An exchange, for merchants and bankers, in the cities of continental Europe. Same as Bourse.
Burse (n.) A kind of bazaar.
Burst (imp. & p. p.) of Burst
Burst (v. i.) To fly apart or in pieces; of break open; to yield to force or pressure, especially to a sudden and violent exertion of force, or to pressure from within; to explode; as, the boiler had burst; the buds will burst in spring.
Burst (v. i.) To exert force or pressure by which something is made suddenly to give way; to break through obstacles or limitations; hence, to appear suddenly and unexpectedly or unaccountably, or to depart in such manner; -- usually with some qualifying adverb or preposition, as forth, out, away, into, upon, through, etc.
Burst (v. t.) To break or rend by violence, as by an overcharge or by strain or pressure, esp. from within; to force open suddenly; as, to burst a cannon; to burst a blood vessel; to burst open the doors.
Burst (v. t.) To break.
Burst (v. t.) To produce as an effect of bursting; as, to burst a hole through the wall.
Burst (n.) A sudden breaking forth; a violent rending; an explosion; as, a burst of thunder; a burst of applause; a burst of passion; a burst of inspiration.
Burst (n.) Any brief, violent exertion or effort; a spurt; as, a burst of speed.
Burst (n.) A sudden opening, as of landscape; a stretch; an expanse.
Burst (n.) A rupture or hernia; a breach.
Busby (n.) A military headdress or cap, used in the British army. It is of fur, with a bag, of the same color as the facings of the regiment, hanging from the top over the right shoulder.
Bushy (a.) Thick and spreading, like a bush.
Bushy (a.) Full of bushes; overgrowing with shrubs.
Busky (a.) See Bosky, and 1st Bush, n.
Busto (n.) A bust; a statue.
Butte (n.) A detached low mountain, or high rising abruptly from the general level of the surrounding plain; -- applied to peculiar elevations in the Rocky Mountain region.
Butty (n.) One who mines by contract, at so much per ton of coal or ore.
Butyl (n.) A compound radical, regarded as butane, less one atom of hydrogen.
Buxom (a.) Yielding; pliable or compliant; ready to obey; obedient; tractable; docile; meek; humble.
Buxom (a.) Having the characteristics of health, vigor, and come
Buyer (n.) One who buys; a purchaser.
Cuban (a.) Of or pertaining to Cuba or its inhabitants.
Cuban (n.) A native or an inhabitant of Cuba.
Cubby (n.) Alt. of Cubbyhole
Cubed (imp. & p. p.) of Cube
Cubeb (n.) The small, spicy berry of a species of pepper (Piper Cubeba; in med., Cubeba officinalis), native in Java and Borneo, but now cultivated in various tropical countries. The dried unripe fruit is much used in medicine as a stimulant and purgative.
Cubic (a.) Alt. of Cubical
Cubic (n.) A curve of the third degree.
Cubit (n.) The forearm; the ulna, a bone of the arm extending from elbow to wrist.
Cubit (n.) A measure of length, being the distance from the elbow to the extremity of the middle finger.
Cuddy (n.) An ass; esp., one driven by a huckster or greengrocer.
Cuddy (n.) A blockhead; a lout.
Cuddy (n.) A lever mounted on a tripod for lifting stones, leveling up railroad ties, etc.
Cuddy (n.) A small cabin: also, the galley or kitchen of a vessel.
Cuddy (n.) The coalfish (Pollachius carbonarius).
Cuffy (n.) A name for a negro.
Cufic (a.) Of or pertaining to the older characters of the Arabic language.
Cuish (n.) Defensive armor for the thighs.
Culex (n.) A genus of dipterous insects, including the gnat and mosquito.
Culls (v. t.) Refuse timber, from which the best part has been culled out.
Culls (v. t.) Any refuse stuff, as rolls not properly baked.
Cully (n.) A person easily deceived, tricked, or imposed on; a mean dupe; a gull.
Cully (n.) To trick, cheat, or impose on; to deceive.
Culpa (n.) Negligence or fault, as distinguishable from dolus (deceit, fraud), which implies intent, culpa being imputable to defect of intellect, dolus to defect of heart.
Culpe (n.) Blameworthiness.
Cumic (a.) See Cuming.
Cumin (n.) A dwarf umbelliferous plant, somewhat resembling fennel (Cuminum Cyminum), cultivated for its seeds, which have a bitterish, warm taste, with an aromatic flavor, and are used like those of anise and caraway.
Cupel (n.) A shallow porous cup, used in refining precious metals, commonly made of bone ashes (phosphate of lime).
Cupel (v. t.) To refine by means of a cupel.
Cupid (n .) The god of love, son of Venus; usually represented as a naked, winged boy with bow and arrow.
Curat (n.) A cuirass or breastplate.
Curch (n.) See Courche.
Curdy (a.) Like curd; full of curd; coagulated.
Cured (imp. & p. p.) of Cure
Curer (n.) One who cures; a healer; a physician.
Curer (n.) One who prepares beef, fish, etc., for preservation by drying, salting, smoking, etc.
Curle (pl. ) of Curia
Curia (n.) One of the thirty parts into which the Roman people were divided by Romulus.
Curia (n.) The place of assembly of one of these divisions.
Curia (n.) The place where the meetings of the senate were held; the senate house.
Curia (n.) The court of a sovereign or of a feudal lord; also; his residence or his household.
Curia (n.) Any court of justice.
Curia (n.) The Roman See in its temporal aspects, including all the machinery of administration; -- called also curia Romana.
Curio (n.) Any curiosity or article of virtu.
Curly (a.) Curling or tending to curl; having curls; full of ripples; crinkled.
Curry (v. t.) To dress or prepare for use by a process of scraping, cleansing, beating, smoothing, and coloring; -- said of leather.
Curry (v. t.) To dress the hair or coat of (a horse, ox, or the like) with a currycomb and brush; to comb, as a horse, in order to make clean.
Curry (v. t.) To beat or bruise; to drub; -- said of persons.
Curry (n.) A kind of sauce much used in India, containing garlic, pepper, ginger, and other strong spices.
Curry (n.) A stew of fowl, fish, or game, cooked with curry.
Curry (v. t.) To flavor or cook with curry.
Curst () of Curse
Curse (v. t.) To call upon divine or supernatural power to send injury upon; to imprecate evil upon; to execrate.
Curse (v. t.) To bring great evil upon; to be the cause of serious harm or unhappiness to; to furnish with that which will be a cause of deep trouble; to afflict or injure grievously; to harass or torment.
Curse (v. i.) To utter imprecations or curses; to affirm or deny with imprecations; to swear.
Curse (v. t.) An invocation of, or prayer for, harm or injury; malediction.
Curse (v. t.) Evil pronounced or invoked upon another, solemnly, or in passion; subjection to, or sentence of, divine condemnation.
Curse (v. t.) The cause of great harm, evil, or misfortune; that which brings evil or severe affliction; torment.
Curst () imp. & p. p. of Curse.
Curst (a.) Froward; malignant; mischievous; malicious; snarling.
Curve (a.) Bent without angles; crooked; curved; as, a curve
Curve (a.) A bending without angles; that which is bent; a flexure; as, a curve in a railway or canal.
Curve (a.) A
Curve (a.) To bend; to crook; as, to curve a
Curve (v. i.) To bend or turn gradually from a given direction; as, the road curves to the right.
Cutch (n.) See Catechu.
Cutch (n.) See Cultch.
Cutin (n.) The substance which, added to the material of a cell wall, makes it waterproof, as in cork.
Cutis (n.) See Dermis.
Cytty (a.) Short; as, a cutty knife; a cutty sark.
Cutty (n.) A short spoon.
Cutty (n.) A short tobacco pipe.
Cutty (n.) A light or unchaste woman.
Ducal (a.) Of or pertaining to a duke.
Ducat (n.) A coin, either of gold or silver, of several countries in Europe; originally, one struck in the dominions of a duke.
Duchy (n.) The territory or dominions of a duke; a dukedom.
Duelo (n.) A duel; also, the rules of dueling.
Due?a (n.) See Do?a.
Dulce (v. t.) To make sweet; to soothe.
Dulia (n.) An inferior kind of veneration or worship, given to the angels and saints as the servants of God.
Dully (adv.) In a dull manner; stupidly; slowly; sluggishly; without life or spirit.
Dulse (n.) A seaweed of a reddish brown color, which is sometimes eaten, as in Scotland. The true dulse is Sarcophyllis edulis; the common is Rhodymenia. [Written also dillisk.]
Dumal (a.) Pertaining to, or set with, briers or bushes; brambly.
Dummy (a.) Silent; mute; noiseless; as a dummy engine.
Dummy (a.) Fictitious or sham; feigned; as, a dummy watch.
Dummy (n.) One who is dumb.
Dummy (n.) A sham package in a shop, or one which does not contain what its exterior indicates.
Dummy (n.) An imitation or copy of something, to be used as a substitute; a model; a lay figure; as, a figure on which clothing is exhibited in shop windows; a blank paper copy used to show the size of the future book, etc.
Dummy (n.) One who plays a merely nominal part in any action; a sham character.
Dummy (n.) A thick-witted person; a dolt.
Dummy (n.) A locomotive with condensing engines, and, hence, without the noise of escaping steam; also, a dummy car.
Dummy (n.) The fourth or exposed hand when three persons play at a four-handed game of cards.
Dummy (n.) A floating barge connected with a pier.
Dumpy (superl.) Short and thick; of low stature and disproportionately stout.
Dumpy (superl.) Sullen or discontented.
Dunce (n.) One backward in book learning; a child or other person dull or weak in intellect; a dullard; a dolt.
Dungy (a.) Full of dung; filthy; vile; low.
Dunny (a.) Deaf; stupid.
Duomo (n.) A cathedral. See Dome, 2.
Duped (imp. & p. p.) of Dupe
Duper (n.) One who dupes another.
Duple (a.) Double.
Dural (a.) Pertaining to the dura, or dura mater.
Durga (n.) Same as Doorga.
Durio (n.) A fruit tree (D. zibethinus, the only species known) of the Indian Archipelago. It bears the durian.
Durra (n.) A kind of millet, cultivated throughout Asia, and introduced into the south of Europe; a variety of Sorghum vulgare; -- called also Indian millet, and Guinea corn.
Durst (imp.) of Dare. See Dare, v. i.
Dusky (a.) Partially dark or obscure; not luminous; dusk; as, a dusky valley.
Dusky (a.) Tending to blackness in color; partially black; dark-colored; not bright; as, a dusky brown.
Dusky (a.) Gloomy; sad; melancholy.
Dusky (a.) Intellectually clouded.
Dusty (superl.) Filled, covered, or sprinkled with dust; clouded with dust; as, a dusty table; also, reducing to dust.
Dusty (superl.) Like dust; of the color of dust; as a dusty white.
Dutch (a.) Pertaining to Holland, or to its inhabitants.
Dutch (n.) The people of Holland; Dutchmen.
Dutch (n.) The language spoken in Holland.
Eurus (n.) The east wind.
Fuage (n.) Same as Fumage.
Fubby (a.) Alt. of Fubsy
Fubsy (a.) Plump; chubby; short and stuffy; as a fubsy sofa.
Fuchs (n.) A student of the first year.
Fucus (n.) A paint; a dye; also, false show.
Fucus (n.) A genus of tough, leathery seaweeds, usually of a dull brownish green color; rockweed.
Fudge (n.) A made-up story; stuff; nonsense; humbug; -- often an exclamation of contempt.
Fudge (v. t.) To make up; to devise; to contrive; to fabricate.
Fudge (v. t.) To foist; to interpolate.
Fuero (n.) A code; a charter; a grant of privileges.
Fuero (n.) A custom having the force of law.
Fuero (n.) A declaration by a magistrate.
Fuero (n.) A place where justice is administered.
Fuero (n.) The jurisdiction of a tribunal.
Fuffy (a.) Light; puffy.
Fugle (v. i.) To maneuver; to move hither and thither.
Fugue (n.) A polyphonic composition, developed from a given theme or themes, according to strict contrapuntal rules. The theme is first given out by one voice or part, and then, while that pursues its way, it is repeated by another at the interval of a fifth or fourth, and so on, until all the parts have answered one by one, continuing their several melodies and interweaving them in one complex progressive whole, in which the theme is often lost and reappears.
Fulbe (n.) Same as Fulahs.
Fully (adv.) In a full manner or degree; completely; entirely; without lack or defect; adequately; satisfactorily; as, to be fully persuaded of the truth of a proposition.
Fumed (imp. & p. p.) of Fume
Fumer (n.) One that fumes.
Fumer (n.) One who makes or uses perfumes.
Fumet (n.) The dung of deer.
Fumet (n.) Alt. of Fumette
Fumid (a.) Smoky; vaporous.
Funge (n.) A blockhead; a dolt; a fool.
Fungi (n. pl.) See Fungus.
Fungi (pl. ) of Fungus
Funic (a.) Funicular.
Funis (n.) A cord; specifically, the umbilical cord or navel string.
Funky (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, great fear, or funking.
Funny (superl.) Droll; comical; amusing; laughable.
Funny (n.) A clinkerbuit, narrow boat for sculling.
Furld (imp. & p. p.) of Furl
Furry (a.) Covered with fur; dressed in fur.
Furry (a.) Consisting of fur; as, furry spoils.
Furry (a.) Resembling fur.
Furze (n.) A thorny evergreen shrub (Ulex Europaeus), with beautiful yellow flowers, very common upon the plains and hills of Great Britain; -- called also gorse, and whin. The dwarf furze is Ulex nanus.
Furzy (a. a.) bounding in, or overgrown with, furze; characterized by furze.
Fused (imp. & p. p.) of Fuse
Fusee (n.) A flintlock gun. See 2d Fusil.
Fusee (n.) A fuse. See Fuse, n.
Fusee (n.) A kind of match for lighting a pipe or cigar.
Fusee (n.) A small packet of explosive material with wire appendages allowing it to be conveniently attached to a railroad track. It will explode with a loud report when run over by a train, and is used to provide a warning signal to the engineer.
Fusee (n.) The track of a buck.
Fusee (n.) The cone or conical wheel of a watch or clock, designed to equalize the power of the mainspring by having the chain from the barrel which contains the spring wind in a spiral groove on the surface of the cone in such a manner that the diameter of the cone at the point where the chain acts may correspond with the degree of tension of the spring.
Fusee (n.) A similar wheel used in other machinery.
Fusel () Alt. of Fusel oil
Fusil (v. t.) Capable of being melted or rendered fluid by heat; fusible.
Fusil (v. t.) Running or flowing, as a liquid.
Fusil (v. t.) Formed by melting and pouring into a mold; cast; founded.
Fusil (n.) A light kind of flintlock musket, formerly in use.
Fusil (n.) A bearing of a rhomboidal figure; -- named from its shape, which resembles that of a spindle.
Fussy (superl) Making a fuss; disposed to make an unnecessary ado about trifles; overnice; fidgety.
Fusty (superl) Moldy; musty; ill-smelling; rank.
Fusty (superl) Moping.
Fuzzy (n.) Not firmly woven; that ravels.
Fuzzy (n.) Furnished with fuzz; having fuzz; like fuzz; as, the fuzzy skin of a peach.
Guaco (n.) A plant (Aristolochia anguicida) of Carthagena, used as an antidote to serpent bites.
Guaco (n.) The Mikania Guaco, of Brazil, used for the same purpose.
Guana (n.) See Iguana.
Guano (n.) A substance found in great abundance on some coasts or islands frequented by sea fowls, and composed chiefly of their excrement. It is rich in phosphates and ammonia, and is used as a powerful fertilizer.
Guara (n.) The scarlet ibis. See Ibis.
Guara (n.) A large-maned wild dog of South America (Canis jubatus) -- named from its cry.
Guard (n.) To protect from danger; to secure against surprise, attack, or injury; to keep in safety; to defend; to shelter; to shield from surprise or attack; to protect by attendance; to accompany for protection; to care for.
Guard (n.) To keep watch over, in order to prevent escape or restrain from acts of violence, or the like.
Guard (n.) To protect the edge of, esp. with an ornamental border; hence, to face or ornament with lists, laces, etc.
Guard (n.) To fasten by binding; to gird.
Guard (v. i.) To watch by way of caution or defense; to be caution; to be in a state or position of defense or safety; as, careful persons guard against mistakes.
Guard (v. t.) One who, or that which, guards from injury, danger, exposure, or attack; defense; protection.
Guard (v. t.) A man, or body of men, stationed to protect or control a person or position; a watch; a sentinel.
Guard (v. t.) One who has charge of a mail coach or a railway train; a conductor.
Guard (v. t.) Any fixture or attachment designed to protect or secure against injury, soiling, or defacement, theft or loss
Guard (v. t.) That part of a sword hilt which protects the hand.
Guard (v. t.) Ornamental lace or hem protecting the edge of a garment.
Guard (v. t.) A chain or cord for fastening a watch to one's person or dress.
Guard (v. t.) A fence or rail to prevent falling from the deck of a vessel.
Guard (v. t.) An extension of the deck of a vessel beyond the hull; esp., in side-wheel steam vessels, the framework of strong timbers, which curves out on each side beyond the paddle wheel, and protects it and the shaft against collision.
Guard (v. t.) A plate of metal, beneath the stock, or the lock frame, of a gun or pistol, having a loop, called a bow, to protect the trigger.
Guard (v. t.) An interleaved strip at the back, as in a scrap book, to guard against its breaking when filled.
Guard (v. t.) A posture of defense in fencing, and in bayonet and saber exercise.
Guard (v. t.) An expression or admission intended to secure against objections or censure.
Guard (v. t.) Watch; heed; care; attention; as, to keep guard.
Guard (v. t.) The fibrous sheath which covers the phragmacone of the Belemnites.
Guava (n.) A tropical tree, or its fruit, of the genus Psidium. Two varieties are well known, the P. pyriferum, or white guava, and P. pomiferum, or red guava. The fruit or berry is shaped like a pomegranate, but is much smaller. It is somewhat astringent, but makes a delicious jelly.
Guelf (n.) One of a faction in Germany and Italy, in the 12th and 13th centuries, which supported the House of Guelph and the pope, and opposed the Ghibel
Guess (v. t.) To form an opinion concerning, without knowledge or means of knowledge; to judge of at random; to conjecture.
Guess (v. t.) To judge or form an opinion of, from reasons that seem preponderating, but are not decisive.
Guess (v. t.) To solve by a correct conjecture; to conjecture rightly; as, he who guesses the riddle shall have the ring; he has guessed my designs.
Guess (v. t.) To hit upon or reproduce by memory.
Guess (v. t.) To think; to suppose; to believe; to imagine; -- followed by an objective clause.
Guess (v. i.) To make a guess or random judgment; to conjecture; -- with at, about, etc.
Guess (n.) An opinion as to anything, formed without sufficient or decisive evidence or grounds; an attempt to hit upon the truth by a random judgment; a conjecture; a surmise.
Guest (n.) A visitor; a person received and entertained in one's house or at one's table; a visitor entertained without pay.
Guest (v. t.) To receive or entertain hospitably.
Guest (v. i.) To be, or act the part of, a guest.
Guiac (n.) Same as Guaiac.
Guide (v. t.) To lead or direct in a way; to conduct in a course or path; to pilot; as, to guide a traveler.
Guide (v. t.) To regulate and manage; to direct; to order; to superintend the training or education of; to instruct and influence intellectually or morally; to train.
Guide (v. t.) A person who leads or directs another in his way or course, as in a strange land; one who exhibits points of interest to strangers; a conductor; also, that which guides; a guidebook.
Guide (v. t.) One who, or that which, directs another in his conduct or course of lifo; a director; a regulator.
Guide (v. t.) Any contrivance, especially one having a directing edge, surface, or channel, for giving direction to the motion of anything, as water, an instrument, or part of a machine, or for directing the hand or eye, as of an operator
Guide (v. t.) A blade or channel for directing the flow of water to the wheel buckets.
Guide (v. t.) A grooved director for a probe or knife.
Guide (v. t.) A strip or device to direct the compositor's eye to the
Guide (v. t.) A noncommissioned officer or soldier placed on the directiug flank of each subdivision of a column of troops, or at the end of a
Gulge (n.) See Gige.
Guild (v. t.) An association of men belonging to the same class, or engaged in kindred pursuits, formed for mutual aid and protection; a business fraternity or corporation; as, the Stationers' Guild; the Ironmongers' Guild. They were originally licensed by the government, and endowed with special privileges and authority.
Guild (v. t.) A guildhall.
Guild (v. t.) A religious association or society, organized for charitable purposes or for assistance in parish work.
Guile (n.) Craft; deceitful cunning; artifice; duplicity; wile; deceit; treachery.
Guile (n.) To disguise or conceal; to deceive or delude.
Guilt (v. t.) The criminality and consequent exposure to punishment resulting from willful disobedience of law, or from morally wrong action; the state of one who has broken a moral or political law; crime; criminality; offense against right.
Guilt (v. t.) Exposure to any legal penalty or forfeiture.
Guise (n.) Customary way of speaking or acting; custom; fashion; manner; behavior; mien; mode; practice; -- often used formerly in such phrases as: at his own guise; that is, in his own fashion, to suit himself.
Guise (n.) External appearance in manner or dress; appropriate indication or expression; garb; shape.
Guise (n.) Cover; cloak; as, under the guise of patriotism.
GulAe (pl. ) of Gula
Gulas (pl. ) of Gula
Gular (a.) Pertaining to the gula or throat; as, gular plates. See Illust. of Bird, and Bowfin.
Gulch (n.) Act of gulching or gulping.
Gulch (n.) A glutton.
Gulch (n.) A ravine, or part of the deep bed of a torrent when dry; a gully.
Gulch (v. t.) To swallow greedily; to gulp down.
Gules (n.) The tincture red, indicated in seals and engraved figures of escutcheons by parallel vertical
Gulfy (a.) Full of whirlpools or gulfs.
Gully (n.) A large knife.
Gully (n.) A channel or hollow worn in the earth by a current of water; a short deep portion of a torrent's bed when dry.
Gully (n.) A grooved iron rail or tram plate.
Gully (v. t.) To wear into a gully or into gullies.
Gully (v. i.) To flow noisily.
Gulph (n.) See Gulf.
Gulty (a.) Guilty.
Gumbo (n.) A soup thickened with the mucilaginous pods of the okra; okra soup.
Gumbo (n.) The okra plant or its pods.
Gumma (n.) A kind of soft tumor, usually of syphilitic origin.
Gummy (a.) Consisting of gum; viscous; adhesive; producing or containing gum; covered with gum or a substance resembling gum.
Gunny () Alt. of Gunny cloth
Gurge (n.) A whirlpool.
Gurge (v. t.) To swallow up.
Gurmy (n.) A level; a working.
Gurry (n.) An alvine evacuation; also, refuse matter.
Gurry (n.) A small fort.
Gurts (n. pl.) Groatts.
Gusto (n.) Nice or keen appreciation or enjoyment; relish; taste; fancy.
Gusty (a.) Subject to, or characterized by, gusts or squalls; windy; stormy; tempestuous.
Gutta (n.) A drop.
Gutta (n.) One of a series of ornaments, in the form of a frustum of a cone, attached to the lower part of the triglyphs, and also to the lower faces of the mutules, in the Doric order; -- called also campana, and drop.
Gutty (a.) Charged or sprinkled with drops.
Guyed (imp. & p. p.) of Guy
Guyle (v. t.) To guile.
Hubby (a.) Full of hubs or protuberances; as, a road that has been frozen while muddy is hubby.
Hudge (n.) An iron bucket for hoisting coal or ore.
Huffy (a.) Puffed up; as, huffy bread.
Huffy (a.) Characterized by arrogance or petulance; easily offended.
Hulan (n.) See Uhlan.
Hulch (n.) A hunch.
Hulky (a.) Bulky; unwiedly.
Hullo (interj.) See Hollo.
Hully (a.) Having or containing hulls.
Human (a.) Belonging to man or mankind; having the qualities or attributes of a man; of or pertaining to man or to the race of man; as, a human voice; human shape; human nature; human sacrifices.
Human (n.) A human being.
Humic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, vegetable mold; as, humic acid. See Humin.
Humid (a.) Containing sensible moisture; damp; moist; as, a humidair or atmosphere; somewhat wet or watery; as, humid earth; consisting of water or vapor.
Humin (n.) A bitter, brownish yellow, amorphous substance, extracted from vegetable mold, and also produced by the action of acids on certain sugars and carbohydrates; -- called also humic acid, ulmin, gein, ulmic or geic acid, etc.
Humor (n.) Moisture, especially, the moisture or fluid of animal bodies, as the chyle, lymph, etc.; as, the humors of the eye, etc.
Humor (n.) A vitiated or morbid animal fluid, such as often causes an eruption on the skin.
Humor (n.) State of mind, whether habitual or temporary (as formerly supposed to depend on the character or combination of the fluids of the body); disposition; temper; mood; as, good humor; ill humor.
Humor (n.) Changing and uncertain states of mind; caprices; freaks; vagaries; whims.
Humor (n.) That quality of the imagination which gives to ideas an incongruous or fantastic turn, and tends to excite laughter or mirth by ludicrous images or representations; a playful fancy; facetiousness.
Humor (v. t.) To comply with the humor of; to adjust matters so as suit the peculiarities, caprices, or exigencies of; to adapt one's self to; to indulge by skillful adaptation; as, to humor the mind.
Humor (v. t.) To help on by indulgence or compliant treatment; to soothe; to gratify; to please.
Humph (interj.) An exclamation denoting surprise, or contempt, doubt, etc.
Humpy (a.) Full of humps or bunches; covered with protuberances; humped.
Humus (n.) That portion of the soil formed by the decomposition of animal or vegetable matter. It is a valuable constituent of soils.
Hunch (n.) A hump; a protuberance.
Hunch (n.) A lump; a thick piece; as, a hunch of bread.
Hunch (n.) A push or thrust, as with the elbow.
Hunch (v. t.) To push or jostle with the elbow; to push or thrust suddenly.
Hunch (v. t.) To thrust out a hump or protuberance; to crook, as the back.
Hunks (n.) A covetous, sordid man; a miser; a niggard.
Hunte (n.) A hunter.
Hurds (n.) The coarse part of flax or hemp; hards.
Hurly (n.) Noise; confusion; uproar.
Hurra (interj.) A word used as a shout of joy, triumph, applause, encouragement, or welcome.
Hurry (v. t.) To hasten; to impel to greater speed; to urge on.
Hurry (v. t.) To impel to precipitate or thoughtless action; to urge to confused or irregular activity.
Hurry (v. t.) To cause to be done quickly.
Hurry (v. i.) To move or act with haste; to proceed with celerity or precipitation; as, let us hurry.
Hurry (n.) The act of hurrying in motion or business; pressure; urgency; bustle; confusion.
Hurst (n.) A wood or grove; -- a word used in the composition of many names, as in Hazlehurst.
Husky (n.) Abounding with husks; consisting of husks.
Husky (a.) Rough in tone; harsh; hoarse; raucous; as, a husky voice.
Hussy (n.) A housewife or housekeeper.
Hussy (n.) A worthless woman or girl; a forward wench; a jade; -- used as a term of contempt or reproach.
Hussy (n.) A pert girl; a frolicsome or sportive young woman; -- used jocosely.
Hussy (n.) A case or bag. See Housewife, 2.
Hutch (v. t. & i.) To place in huts; to live in huts; as, to hut troops in winter quarters.
Hutch (n.) A chest, box, coffer, bin, coop, or the like, in which things may be stored, or animals kept; as, a grain hutch; a rabbit hutch.
Hutch (n.) A measure of two Winchester bushels.
Hutch (n.) The case of a flour bolt.
Hutch (n.) A car on low wheels, in which coal is drawn in the mine and hoisted out of the pit.
Hutch (n.) A jig for washing ore.
Hutch (v. t.) To hoard or lay up, in a chest.
Hutch (v. t.) To wash (ore) in a box or jig.
Huzza (interj.) A word used as a shout of joy, exultation, approbation, or encouragement.
Huzza (n.) A shout of huzza; a cheer; a hurrah.
Huzza (v. i.) To shout huzza; to cheer.
Huzza (v. t.) To receive or attend with huzzas.
Iulus (n.) A genus of chilognathous myriapods. The body is long and round, consisting of numerous smooth, equal segments, each of which bears two pairs of short legs. It includes the galleyworms. See Chilognatha.
Jubae (pl. ) of Juba
Judas (n.) The disciple who betrayed Christ. Hence: A treacherous person; one who betrays under the semblance of friendship.
Judas (a.) Treacherous; betraying.
Judge (v. i.) A public officer who is invested with authority to hear and determine litigated causes, and to administer justice between parties in courts held for that purpose.
Judge (v. i.) One who has skill, knowledge, or experience, sufficient to decide on the merits of a question, or on the quality or value of anything; one who discerns properties or relations with skill and readiness; a connoisseur; an expert; a critic.
Judge (v. i.) A person appointed to decide in a/trial of skill, speed, etc., between two or more parties; an umpire; as, a judge in a horse race.
Judge (v. i.) One of supreme magistrates, with both civil and military powers, who governed Israel for more than four hundred years.
Judge (v. i.) The title of the seventh book of the Old Testament; the Book of Judges.
Judge (a.) To hear and determine, as in causes on trial; to decide as a judge; to give judgment; to pass sentence.
Judge (a.) To assume the right to pass judgment on another; to sit in judgment or commendation; to criticise or pass adverse judgment upon others. See Judge, v. t., 3.
Judge (v. t.) To compare facts or ideas, and perceive their relations and attributes, and thus distinguish truth from falsehood; to determine; to discern; to distinguish; to form an opinion about.
Judge (v. t.) To hear and determine by authority, as a case before a court, or a controversy between two parties.
Judge (v. t.) To examine and pass sentence on; to try; to doom.
Judge (v. t.) To arrogate judicial authority over; to sit in judgment upon; to be censorious toward.
Judge (v. t.) To determine upon or deliberation; to esteem; to think; to reckon.
Judge (v. t.) To exercise the functions of a magistrate over; to govern.
Jugal (a.) Relating to a yoke, or to marriage.
Jugal (a.) Pertaining to, or in the region of, the malar, or cheek bone.
Juger (n.) A Roman measure of land, measuring 28,800 square feet, or 240 feet in length by 120 in breadth.
Juggs (n. pl.) See Jougs.
Jugum (n.) One of the ridges commonly found on the fruit of umbelliferous plants.
Jugum (n.) A pair of the opposite leaflets of a pinnate plant.
Juice (n.) The characteristic fluid of any vegetable or animal substance; the sap or part which can be expressed from fruit, etc.; the fluid part which separates from meat in cooking.
Juice (v. t.) To moisten; to wet.
Juicy (superl.) A bounding with juice; succulent.
Juise (n.) Judgment; justice; sentence.
Julep (n.) A refreshing drink flavored with aromatic herbs
Julep (n.) a sweet, demulcent, acidulous, or mucilaginous mixture, used as a vehicle.
Julep (n.) A beverage composed of brandy, whisky, or some other spirituous liquor, with sugar, pounded ice, and sprigs of mint; -- called also mint julep.
Julus (n.) A catkin or ament. See Ament.
Junco (n.) Any bird of the genus Junco, which includes several species of North American finches; -- called also snowbird, or blue snowbird.
Junos (pl. ) of June
Junta (n.) A council; a convention; a tribunal; an assembly; esp., the grand council of state in Spain.
Junto (n.) A secret council to deliberate on affairs of government or politics; a number of men combined for party intrigue; a faction; a cabal; as, a junto of ministers; a junto of politicians.
Jupon (n.) Alt. of Juppon
Jural (a.) Pertaining to natural or positive right.
Jural (a.) Of or pertaining to jurisprudence.
Jurat (n.) A person under oath; specifically, an officer of the nature of an alderman, in certain municipal corporations in England.
Jurat (n.) The memorandum or certificate at the end of an asffidavit, or a bill or answer in chancery, showing when, before whom, and (in English practice), where, it was sworn or affirmed.
Jurel (n.) A yellow carangoid fish of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts (Caranx chrysos), most abundant southward, where it is valued as a food fish; -- called also hardtail, horse crevalle, jack, buffalo jack, skipjack, yellow mackerel, and sometimes, improperly, horse mackerel. Other species of Caranx (as C. fallax) are also sometimes called jurel.
Juror (n.) A member of a jury; a juryman.
Juror (n.) A member of any jury for awarding prizes, etc.
Jussi (n.) A delicate fiber, produced in the Philippine Islands from an unidentified plant, of which dresses, etc., are made.
Jutes (n. pl.) Jutlanders; one of the Low German tribes, a portion of which settled in Kent, England, in the 5th century.
Jutty (n.) A projection in a building; also, a pier or mole; a jetty.
Jutty (v. t. & i.) To project beyond.
Juvia (n.) A Brazilian name for the lofty myrtaceous tree (Bertholetia excelsa) which produces the large seeds known as Brazil nuts.
Kudos (n.) Glory; fame; renown; praise.
Kudos (v. t.) To praise; to extol; to glorify.
Kufic (a.) See Cufic.
Kulan (n.) See Koulan.
Kutch (n.) The packet of vellum leaves in which the gold is first beaten into thin sheets.
Kutch (n.) See Catechu.
Lucid (n.) Shining; bright; resplendent; as, the lucid orbs of heaven.
Lucid (n.) Clear; transparent.
Lucid (n.) Presenting a clear view; easily understood; clear.
Lucid (n.) Bright with the radiance of intellect; not darkened or confused by delirium or madness; marked by the regular operations of reason; as, a lucid interval.
Lucky (superl.) Favored by luck; fortunate; meeting with good success or good fortune; -- said of persons; as, a lucky adventurer.
Lucky (superl.) Producing, or resulting in, good by chance, or unexpectedly; favorable; auspicious; fortunate; as, a lucky mistake; a lucky cast; a lucky hour.
Lucre (n.) Gain in money or goods; profit; riches; -- often in an ill sense.
Lumpy (superl.) Full of lumps, or small compact masses.
Lunar (a.) Of or pertaining to the moon; as, lunar observations.
Lunar (a.) Resembling the moon; orbed.
Lunar (a.) Measured by the revolutions of the moon; as, a lunar month.
Lunar (a.) Influenced by the moon, as in growth, character, or properties; as, lunar herbs.
Lunar (n.) A lunar distance.
Lunar (n.) The middle bone of the proximal series of the carpus; -- called also semilunar, and intermedium.
Lunch (n.) A luncheon; specifically, a light repast between breakfast and dinner.
Lunch (v. i.) To take luncheon.
Lunet (n.) A little moon or satellite.
Lunge (n.) A sudden thrust or pass, as with a sword.
Lunge (v. i.) To make a lunge.
Lunge (v. t.) To cause to go round in a ring, as a horse, while holding his halter.
Lunge (n.) Same as Namaycush.
Lupus (n.) A cutaneous disease occurring under two distinct forms.
Lupus (n.) The Wolf, a constellation situated south of Scorpio.
Lurch (v. i.) To swallow or eat greedily; to devour; hence, to swallow up.
Lurch (n.) An old game played with dice and counters; a variety of the game of tables.
Lurch (n.) A double score in cribbage for the winner when his adversary has been left in the lurch.
Lurch (v. t.) To leave in the lurch; to cheat.
Lurch (v. t.) To steal; to rob.
Lurch (n.) A sudden roll of a ship to one side, as in heavy weather; hence, a swaying or staggering movement to one side, as that by a drunken man. Fig.: A sudden and capricious inclination of the mind.
Lurch (v. i.) To roll or sway suddenly to one side, as a ship or a drunken man.
Lurch (v. i.) To withdraw to one side, or to a private place; to lurk.
Lurch (v. i.) To dodge; to shift; to play tricks.
Lured (imp. & p. p.) of Lure
Lurid (a.) Pale yellow; ghastly pale; wan; gloomy; dismal.
Lurid (a.) Having a brown color tonged with red, as of flame seen through smoke.
Lurid (a.) Of a color tinged with purple, yellow, and gray.
Lurry (n.) A confused heap; a throng, as of persons; a jumble, as of sounds.
Lusty (superl.) Exhibiting lust or vigor; stout; strong; vigorous; robust; healthful; able of body.
Lusty (superl.) Beautiful; handsome; pleasant.
Lusty (superl.) Of large size; big. [Obs.] " Three lusty vessels." Evelyn. Hence, sometimes, pregnant.
Lusty (superl.) Lustful; lascivious.
Luted (imp. & p. p.) of Lute
Luter (n.) One who plays on a lute.
Luter (n.) One who applies lute.
Mucic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, gums and micilaginous substances; specif., denoting an acid obtained by the oxidation of gums, dulcite, etc., as a white crystal
Mucid (a.) Musty; moldy; slimy; mucous.
Mucin (n.) See Mucedin.
Mucin (n.) An albuminoid substance which is contained in mucus, and gives to the latter secretion its peculiar ropy character. It is found in all the secretions from mucous glands, and also between the fibers of connective tissue, as in tendons. See Illust. of Demilune.
Mucky (a.) Filthy with muck; miry; as, a mucky road.
Mucky (a.) Vile, in a moral sense; sordid.
Mucor (n.) A genus of minute fungi. The plants consist of slender threads with terminal globular sporangia; mold.
Mucro (n.) A minute abrupt point, as of a leaf; any small, sharp point or process, terminating a larger part or organ.
Mucus (n.) A viscid fluid secreted by mucous membranes, which it serves to moisten and protect. It covers the lining membranes of all the cavities which open externally, such as those of the mouth, nose, lungs, intestinal canal, urinary passages, etc.
Mucus (n.) Any other animal fluid of a viscid quality, as the synovial fluid, which lubricates the cavities of the joints; -- improperly so used.
Mucus (n.) A gelatinous or slimy substance found in certain algae and other plants.
Mudar (n.) Either one of two asclepiadaceous shrubs (Calotropis gigantea, and C. procera), which furnish a strong and valuable fiber. The acrid milky juice is used medicinally.
Muddy (superl.) Abounding in mud; besmeared or dashed with mud; as, a muddy road or path; muddy boots.
Muddy (superl.) Turbid with mud; as, muddy water.
Muddy (superl.) Consisting of mud or earth; gross; impure.
Muddy (superl.) Confused, as if turbid with mud; cloudy in mind; dull; stupid; also, immethodical; incoherent; vague.
Muddy (superl.) Not clear or bright.
Muddy (v. t.) To soil with mud; to dirty; to render turbid.
Muddy (v. t.) Fig.: To cloud; to make dull or heavy.
Mudir (n.) Same as Moodir.
Mufti (n.) An official expounder of Mohammedan law.
Mufti (n.) Citizen's dress when worn by a naval or military officer; -- a term derived from the British service in India.
Muggy (superl.) Moist; damp; moldy; as, muggy straw.
Muggy (superl.) Warm, damp, and close; as, muggy air, weather.
Mugil (n.) A genus of fishes including the gray mullets. See Mullet.
Mulch (n.) Half-rotten straw, or any like substance strewn on the ground, as over the roots of plants, to protect from heat, drought, etc., and to preserve moisture.
Mulch (v. t.) To cover or dress with mulch.
Mulct (n.) A fine or penalty, esp. a pecuniary punishment or penalty.
Mulct (n.) A blemish or defect.
Mulct (v. t.) To punish for an offense or misdemeanor by imposing a fine or forfeiture, esp. a pecuniary fine; to fine.
Mulct (v. t.) Hence, to deprive of; to withhold by way of punishment or discip
Muley (n.) A stiff, long saw, guided at the ends but not stretched in a gate.
Muley (n.) See Mulley.
Mulla (n.) Same as Mollah.
Mulse (n.) Wine boiled and mingled with honey.
Mult- () See Multi-.
Mult- () A prefix signifying much or many; several; more than one; as, multiaxial, multocular.
Mummy (n.) A dead body embalmed and dried after the manner of the ancient Egyptians; also, a body preserved, by any means, in a dry state, from the process of putrefaction.
Mummy (n.) Dried flesh of a mummy.
Mummy (n.) A gummy liquor that exudes from embalmed flesh when heated; -- formerly supposed to have magical and medicinal properties.
Mummy (n.) A brown color obtained from bitumen. See Mummy brown (below).
Mummy (n.) A sort of wax used in grafting, etc.
Mummy (n.) One whose affections and energies are withered.
Mummy (v. t.) To embalm; to mummify.
Mumps (n.) Sullenness; silent displeasure; the sulks.
Mumps (n.) A specific infectious febrile disorder characterized by a nonsuppurative inflammation of the parotid glands; epidemic or infectious parotitis.
Munch (v. t. & i.) To chew with a grinding, crunching sound, as a beast chews provender; to chew deliberately or in large mouthfuls.
Munga (n.) See Bonnet monkey, under Bonnet.
Mungo (n.) A fibrous material obtained by deviling rags or the remnants of woolen goods.
Mural (a.) Of or pertaining to a wall; being on, or in, a wall; growing on, or against, a wall; as, a mural quadrant.
Mural (a.) Resembling a wall; perpendicular or steep; as, a mural precipice.
Mured (imp. & p. p.) of Mure
Murex (n.) A genus of marine gastropods, having rough, and frequently spinose, shells, which are often highly colored inside; the rock shells. They abound in tropical seas.
Murky (superl.) Dark; obscure; gloomy.
Murre (n.) Any one of several species of sea birds of the genus Uria, or Catarractes; a guillemot.
Murry (n.) See Muraena.
Murth (n.) Plenty; abundance.
Murza (n.) One of the hereditary nobility among the Tatars, esp. one of the second class.
Mures (pl. ) of Mus
Musae (pl. ) of Musa
Musal (a.) Of or pertaining to the Muses, or to Poetry.
Musar (n.) An itinerant player on the musette, an instrument formerly common in Europe.
Musca (n.) A genus of dipterous insects, including the common house fly, and numerous allied species.
Musca (n.) A small constellation situated between the Southern Cross and the Pole.
Musci (n. pl.) An order or subclass of cryptogamous plants; the mosses. See Moss, and Cryptogamia.
Mused (imp. & p. p.) of Muse
Muser (n.) One who muses.
Muset (n.) A small hole or gap through which a wild animal passes; a muse.
Mushy (a.) Soft like mush; figuratively, good-naturedly weak and effusive; weakly sentimental.
Music (n.) The science and the art of tones, or musical sounds, i. e., sounds of higher or lower pitch, begotten of uniform and synchronous vibrations, as of a string at various degrees of tension; the science of harmonical tones which treats of the principles of harmony, or the properties, dependences, and relations of tones to each other; the art of combining tones in a manner to please the ear.
Music (n.) Melody; a rhythmical and otherwise agreeable succession of tones.
Music (n.) Harmony; an accordant combination of simultaneous tones.
Music (n.) The written and printed notation of a musical composition; the score.
Music (n.) Love of music; capacity of enjoying music.
Music (n.) A more or less musical sound made by many of the lower animals. See Stridulation.
Musit (n.) See Muset.
Musky (a.) Having an odor of musk, or somewhat the like.
Mussy (a.) Disarranged; rumpled.
Musty (n.) Having the rank, pungent, offencive odor and taste which substances of organic origin acquire during warm, moist weather; foul or sour and fetid; moldy; as, musty corn; musty books.
Musty (n.) Spoiled by age; rank; stale.
Musty (n.) Dull; heavy; spiritless.
Mutch (n.) The close
Mutic (a.) Alt. of Muticous
Muzzy (a.) Absent-minded; dazed; muddled; stupid.
Nubia (n.) A light fabric of wool, worn on the head by women; a cloud.
Nuch/ (pl. ) of Nucha
Nucha (n.) The back or upper part of the neck; the nape.
Nucin (n.) See Juglone.
Nucle (n.) Same as Nutlet.
Nudge (v. t.) To touch gently, as with the elbow, in order to call attention or convey intimation.
Nudge (n.) A gentle push, or jog, as with the elbow.
Nugae (n. pl.) Trifles; jests.
Numps (n.) A dolt; a blockhead.
Nurse (n.) One who nourishes; a person who supplies food, tends, or brings up; as: (a) A woman who has the care of young children; especially, one who suckles an infant not her own. (b) A person, especially a woman, who has the care of the sick or infirm.
Nurse (n.) One who, or that which, brings up, rears, causes to grow, trains, fosters, or the like.
Nurse (n.) A lieutenant or first officer, who is the real commander when the captain is unfit for his place.
Nurse (n.) A peculiar larva of certain trematodes which produces cercariae by asexual reproduction. See Cercaria, and Redia.
Nurse (n.) Either one of the nurse sharks.
Nurse (v. t.) To nourish; to cherish; to foster
Nurse (v. t.) To nourish at the breast; to suckle; to feed and tend, as an infant.
Nurse (v. t.) To take care of or tend, as a sick person or an invalid; to attend upon.
Nurse (v. t.) To bring up; to raise, by care, from a weak or invalid condition; to foster; to cherish; -- applied to plants, animals, and to any object that needs, or thrives by, attention.
Nurse (v. t.) To manage with care and economy, with a view to increase; as, to nurse our national resources.
Nurse (v. t.) To caress; to fondle, as a nurse does.
Nutty (a.) Abounding in nuts.
Nutty (a.) Having a flavor like that of nuts; as, nutty wine.
Ought (n. & adv.) See Aught.
Ought (imp., p. p., or auxiliary) Was or were under obligation to pay; owed.
Ought (imp., p. p., or auxiliary) Owned; possessed.
Ought (imp., p. p., or auxiliary) To be bound in duty or by moral obligation.
Ought (imp., p. p., or auxiliary) To be necessary, fit, becoming, or expedient; to behoove; -- in this sense formerly sometimes used impersonally or without a subject expressed.
Ounce (n.) A weight, the sixteenth part of a pound avoirdupois, and containing 437/ grains.
Ounce (n.) The twelfth part of a troy pound.
Ounce (n.) Fig.: A small portion; a bit.
Ounce (n.) A fe
Oundy (a.) Wavy; waving/ curly.
Ouphe (n.) A fairy; a goblin; an elf.
Ousel (n.) One of several species of European thrushes, especially the blackbird (Merula merula, or Turdus merula), and the mountain or ring ousel (Turdus torquatus).
Outdo (v. t.) To go beyond in performance; to excel; to surpass.
Outer (a.) Being on the outside; external; farthest or farther from the interior, from a given station, or from any space or position regarded as a center or starting place; -- opposed to inner; as, the outer wall; the outer court or gate; the outer stump in cricket; the outer world.
Outer (n.) The part of a target which is beyond the circles surrounding the bull's-eye.
Outer (n.) A shot which strikes the outer of a target.
Outer (v.) One who puts out, ousts, or expels; also, an ouster; dispossession.
Outgo (v. t.) To go beyond; to exceed in swiftness; to surpass; to outdo.
Outgo (v. t.) To circumvent; to overreach.
Outgo (n.) That which goes out, or is paid out; outlay; expenditure; -- the opposite of income.
Outre (a.) Being out of the common course or limits; extravagant; bizarre.
Ouzel (n.) Same as Ousel.
Pubes (n.) The hair which appears upon the lower part of the hypogastric region at the age of puberty.
Pubes (n.) Hence (as more commonly used), the lower part of the hypogastric region; the pubic region.
Pubes (n.) The down of plants; a downy or villous substance which grows on plants; pubescence.
Pubic (a.) Of or pertaining to the pubes; in the region of the pubes; as, the pubic bone; the pubic region, or the lower part of the hypogastric region. See Pubes.
Pubic (a.) Of or pertaining to the pubis.
Pubis (n.) The ventral and anterior of the three principal bones composing either half of the pelvis; sharebone; pubic bone.
Pucel (n.) See Pucelle.
Pudgy (a.) Short and fat or sturdy; dumpy; podgy; as, a short, pudgy little man; a pudgy little hand.
Pudic (a.) Of or pertaining to the external organs of generation.
Puing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pue
Puffy (a.) Swelled with air, or any soft matter; tumid with a soft substance; bloated; fleshy; as, a puffy tumor.
Puffy (a.) Hence, inflated; bombastic; as, a puffy style.
Pugil (n.) As much as is taken up between the thumb and two first fingers.
Puked (imp. & p. p.) of Puke
Puker (n.) One who pukes, vomits.
Puker (n.) That which causes vomiting.
Pulas (n.) The East Indian leguminous tree Butea frondosa. See Gum Butea, under Gum.
Puled (imp. & p. p.) of Pule
Puler (n.) One who pules; one who whines or complains; a weak person.
Pulex (n.) A genus of parasitic insects including the fleas. See Flea.
Pulli (pl. ) of Pullus
Pulpy (n.) Like pulp; consisting of pulp; soft; fleshy; succulent; as, the pulpy covering of a nut; the pulpy substance of a peach or a cherry.
Pulse (n.) Leguminous plants, or their seeds, as beans, pease, etc.
Pulse (n.) The beating or throbbing of the heart or blood vessels, especially of the arteries.
Pulse (n.) Any measured or regular beat; any short, quick motion, regularly repeated, as of a medium in the transmission of light, sound, etc.; oscillation; vibration; pulsation; impulse; beat; movement.
Pulse (v. i.) To beat, as the arteries; to move in pulses or beats; to pulsate; to throb.
Pulse (v. t.) To drive by a pulsation; to cause to pulsate.
Punch (n.) A beverage composed of wine or distilled liquor, water (or milk), sugar, and the juice of lemon, with spice or mint; -- specifically named from the kind of spirit used; as rum punch, claret punch, champagne punch, etc.
Punch (n.) The buffoon or harlequin of a puppet show.
Punch (n.) A short, fat fellow; anything short and thick.
Punch (n.) One of a breed of large, heavy draught horses; as, the Suffolk punch.
Punch (v. t.) To thrust against; to poke; as, to punch one with the end of a stick or the elbow.
Punch (n.) A thrust or blow.
Punch (n.) A tool, usually of steel, variously shaped at one end for different uses, and either solid, for stamping or for perforating holes in metallic plates and other substances, or hollow and sharpedged, for cutting out blanks, as for buttons, steel pens, jewelry, and the like; a die.
Punch (n.) An extension piece applied to the top of a pile; a dolly.
Punch (n.) A prop, as for the roof of a mine.
Punch (n.) To perforate or stamp with an instrument by pressure, or a blow; as, to punch a hole; to punch ticket.
Pungy (n.) A small sloop or shallop, or a large boat with sails.
Punic (a.) Of or pertaining to the ancient Carthaginians.
Punic (a.) Characteristic of the ancient Carthaginians; faithless; treacherous; as, Punic faith.
Punka (n.) A machine for fanning a room, usually a movable fanlike frame covered with canvas, and suspended from the ceiling. It is kept in motion by pulling a cord.
Punto (n.) A point or hit.
Punty (n.) See Pontee.
Pupas (pl. ) of Pupa
Pupal (a.) Of or pertaining to a pupa, or the condition of a pupa.
Pupil (n.) The aperture in the iris; the sight, apple, or black of the eye. See the Note under Eye, and Iris.
Pupil (n.) A youth or scholar of either sex under the care of an instructor or tutor.
Pupil (n.) A person under a guardian; a ward.
Pupil (n.) A boy or a girl under the age of puberty, that is, under fourteen if a male, and under twelve if a female.
Puppy (n.) The young of a canine animal, esp. of the common dog; a whelp.
Puppy (n.) A name of contemptuous reproach for a conceited and impertinent person.
Puppy (v. i.) To bring forth whelps; to pup.
Pured (a.) Purified; refined.
Puree (n.) A dish made by boiling any article of food to a pulp and rubbing it through a sieve; as, a puree of fish, or of potatoes; especially, a soup the thickening of which is so treated.
Purge (v. t.) To cleanse, clear, or purify by separating and carrying off whatever is impure, heterogeneous, foreign, or superfluous.
Purge (v. t.) To operate on as, or by means of, a cathartic medicine, or in a similar manner.
Purge (v. t.) To clarify; to defecate, as liquors.
Purge (v. t.) To clear of sediment, as a boiler, or of air, as a steam pipe, by driving off or permitting escape.
Purge (v. t.) To clear from guilt, or from moral or ceremonial defilement; as, to purge one of guilt or crime.
Purge (v. t.) To clear from accusation, or the charge of a crime or misdemeanor, as by oath or in ordeal.
Purge (v. t.) To remove in cleansing; to deterge; to wash away; -- often followed by away.
Purge (v. i.) To become pure, as by clarification.
Purge (v. i.) To have or produce frequent evacuations from the intestines, as by means of a cathartic.
Purge (v. t.) The act of purging.
Purge (v. t.) That which purges; especially, a medicine that evacuates the intestines; a cathartic.
Purim (n.) A Jewish festival, called also the Feast of Lots, instituted to commemorate the deliverance of the Jews from the machinations of Haman.
Purre (n.) The dunlin.
Purse (n.) A small bag or pouch, the opening of which is made to draw together closely, used to carry money in; by extension, any receptacle for money carried on the person; a wallet; a pocketbook; a portemonnaie.
Purse (n.) Hence, a treasury; finances; as, the public purse.
Purse (n.) A sum of money offered as a prize, or collected as a present; as, to win the purse; to make up a purse.
Purse (n.) A specific sum of money
Purse (n.) In Turkey, the sum of 500 piasters.
Purse (n.) In Persia, the sum of 50 tomans.
Purse (v. t.) To put into a purse.
Purse (v. t.) To draw up or contract into folds or wrinkles, like the mouth of a purse; to pucker; to knit.
Purse (v. i.) To steal purses; to rob.
Pursy (a.) Fat and short-breathed; fat, short, and thick; swelled with pampering; as, pursy insolence.
Pusil (a.) Very small; little; petty.
Pussy (n.) A pet name for a cat; also, an endearing name for a girl.
Pussy (n.) A catkin of the pussy willow.
Pussy (n.) The game of tipcat; -- also called pussy cat.
Pussy (a.) See Pursy.
Putid (a.) Rotten; fetid; stinking; base; worthless. Jer. Taylor.
Putry (a.) Putrid.
Putry (n.) Putage.
Putty (n.) A kind of thick paste or cement compounded of whiting, or soft carbonate of lime, and linseed oil, when applied beaten or kneaded to the consistence of dough, -- used in fastening glass in sashes, stopping crevices, and for similar purposes.
Putty (v. t.) To cement, or stop, with putty.
Quack (v. i.) To utter a sound like the cry of a duck.
Quack (v. i.) To make vain and loud pretensions; to boast.
Quack (v. i.) To act the part of a quack, or pretender.
Quack (n.) The cry of the duck, or a sound in imitation of it; a hoarse, quacking noise.
Quack (n.) A boastful pretender to medical skill; an empiric; an ignorant practitioner.
Quack (n.) Hence, one who boastfully pretends to skill or knowledge of any kind not possessed; a charlatan.
Quack (a.) Pertaining to or characterized by, boasting and pretension; used by quacks; pretending to cure diseases; as, a quack medicine; a quack doctor.
Quade (a.) Evil; bad; baffling; as, a quade wind.
Quaff (v. t.) To drink with relish; to drink copiously of; to swallow in large draughts.
Quaff (v. i.) To drink largely or luxuriously.
Quail (v. i.) To die; to perish; hence, to wither; to fade.
Quail (v. i.) To become quelled; to become cast down; to sink under trial or apprehension of danger; to lose the spirit and power of resistance; to lose heart; to give way; to shrink; to cower.
Quail (v. t.) To cause to fail in spirit or power; to quell; to crush; to subdue.
Quail (v. i.) To curdle; to coagulate, as milk.
Quail (n.) Any gallinaceous bird belonging to Coturnix and several allied genera of the Old World, especially the common European quail (C. communis), the rain quail (C. Coromandelica) of India, the stubble quail (C. pectoralis), and the Australian swamp quail (Synoicus australis).
Quail (n.) Any one of several American partridges belonging to Colinus, Callipepla, and allied genera, especially the bobwhite (called Virginia quail, and Maryland quail), and the California quail (Calipepla Californica).
Quail (n.) Any one of numerous species of Turnix and allied genera, native of the Old World, as the Australian painted quail (Turnix varius). See Turnix.
Quail (n.) A prostitute; -- so called because the quail was thought to be a very amorous bird.
Quair (n.) A quire; a book.
Quake (v. i.) To be agitated with quick, short motions continually repeated; to shake with fear, cold, etc.; to shudder; to tremble.
Quake (v. i.) To shake, vibrate, or quiver, either from not being solid, as soft, wet land, or from violent convulsion of any kind; as, the earth quakes; the mountains quake.
Quake (v. t.) To cause to quake.
Quake (n.) A tremulous agitation; a quick vibratory movement; a shudder; a quivering.
Quaky (a.) Shaky, or tremulous; quaking.
Qualm (n.) Sickness; disease; pestilence; death.
Qualm (n.) A sudden attack of illness, faintness, or pain; an agony.
Qualm (n.) Especially, a sudden sensation of nausea.
Qualm (n.) A prick or scruple of conscience; uneasiness of conscience; compunction.
Quant (n.) A punting pole with a broad flange near the end to prevent it from sinking into the mud; a setting pole.
Quarl (n.) A medusa, or jellyfish.
Quart (n.) The fourth part; a quarter; hence, a region of the earth.
Quart (n.) A measure of capacity, both in dry and in liquid measure; the fourth part of a gallon; the eighth part of a peck; two pints.
Quart (n.) A vessel or measure containing a quart.
Quart (n.) In cards, four successive cards of the same suit. Cf. Tierce, 4.
Quash (n.) Same as Squash.
Quash (v. t.) To abate, annul, overthrow, or make void; as, to quash an indictment.
Quash (v. t.) To beat down, or beat in pieces; to dash forcibly; to crush.
Quash (v. t.) To crush; to subdue; to suppress or extinguish summarily and completely; as, to quash a rebellion.
Quash (v. i.) To be shaken, or dashed about, with noise.
Quasi () As if; as though; as it were; in a manner sense or degree; having some resemblance to; qualified; -- used as an adjective, or a prefix with a noun or an adjective; as, a quasi contract, an implied contract, an obligation which has arisen from some act, as if from a contract; a quasi corporation, a body that has some, but not all, of the peculiar attributes of a corporation; a quasi argument, that which resembles, or is used as, an argument; quasi historical, apparently historical, see
Quass (n.) A thin, sour beer, made by pouring warm water on rye or barley meal and letting it ferment, -- much used by the Russians.
Quata (n.) The coaita.
Quave (n.) See Quaver.
Quave (v. i.) To quaver.
Quayd () p. p. of Quail.
Quean (n.) A woman; a young or unmarried woman; a girl.
Quean (n.) A low woman; a wench; a slut.
Quech (v. i.) Alt. of Queck
Queck (v. i.) A word occurring in a corrupt passage of Bacon's Essays, and probably meaning, to stir, to move.
Queen (n.) The wife of a king.
Queen (n.) A woman who is the sovereign of a kingdom; a female monarch; as, Elizabeth, queen of England; Mary, queen of Scots.
Queen (n.) A woman eminent in power or attractions; the highest of her kind; as, a queen in society; -- also used figuratively of cities, countries, etc.
Queen (n.) The fertile, or fully developed, female of social bees, ants, and termites.
Queen (n.) The most powerful, and except the king the most important, piece in a set of chessmen.
Queen (n.) A playing card bearing the picture of a queen; as, the queen of spades.
Queen (n.) A male homosexual, esp. one who is effeminate or dresses in women's clothing.
Queen (v. i.) To act the part of a queen.
Queen (v. i.) To make a queen (or other piece, at the player's discretion) of by moving it to the eighth row; as, to queen a pawn.
Queer (a.) At variance with what is usual or normal; differing in some odd way from what is ordinary; odd; singular; strange; whimsical; as, a queer story or act.
Queer (a.) Mysterious; suspicious; questionable; as, a queer transaction.
Queer (n.) Counterfeit money.
Quegh (n.) A drinking vessel. See Quaich.
Quell (v. i.) To die.
Quell (v. i.) To be subdued or abated; to yield; to abate.
Quell (v. t.) To take the life of; to kill.
Quell (v. t.) To overpower; to subdue; to put down.
Quell (v. t.) To quiet; to allay; to pacify; to cause to yield or cease; as, to quell grief; to quell the tumult of the soul.
Quell (n.) Murder.
Queme (v. t. & i.) To please.
Querl (v. t.) To twirl; to turn or wind round; to coil; as, to querl a cord, thread, or rope.
Querl (n.) A coil; a twirl; as, the qwerl of hair on the fore leg of a blooded horse.
Quern (n.) A mill for grinding grain, the upper stone of which was turned by hand; -- used before the invention of windmills and watermills.
Query (n.) A question; an inquiry to be answered or solved.
Query (n.) A question in the mind; a doubt; as, I have a query about his sincerity.
Query (n.) An interrogation point [?] as the sign of a question or a doubt.
Query (v. i.) To ask questions; to make inquiry.
Query (v. i.) To have a doubt; as, I query if he is right.
Query (v. t.) To put questions about; to elicit by questioning; to inquire into; as, to query the items or the amount; to query the motive or the fact.
Query (v. t.) To address questions to; to examine by questions.
Query (v. t.) To doubt of; to regard with incredulity.
Query (v. t.) To write " query" (qu., qy., or ?) against, as a doubtful spelling, or sense, in a proof. See Quaere.
Quest (n.) The act of seeking, or looking after anything; attempt to find or obtain; search; pursuit; as, to rove in quest of game, of a lost child, of property, etc.
Quest (n.) Request; desire; solicitation.
Quest (n.) Those who make search or inquiry, taken collectively.
Quest (n.) Inquest; jury of inquest.
Quest (n.) To search for; to examine.
Quest (v. i.) To go on a quest; to make a search; to go in pursuit; to beg.
Queue (n.) A tail-like appendage of hair; a pigtail.
Queue (n.) A
Queue (v. t.) To fasten, as hair, in a queue.
Quica (n.) A small South American opossum (Didelphys quica), native of Guiana and Brazil. It feeds upon insects, small birds, and fruit.
Quice (n.) See Queest.
Quich (v. i.) To stir.
Quick (superl.) Alive; living; animate; -- opposed to dead or inanimate.
Quick (superl.) Characterized by life or live
Quick (superl.) Speedy; hasty; swift; not slow; as, be quick.
Quick (superl.) Impatient; passionate; hasty; eager; eager; sharp; unceremonious; as, a quick temper.
Quick (superl.) Fresh; bracing; sharp; keen.
Quick (superl.) Sensitive; perceptive in a high degree; ready; as, a quick ear.
Quick (superl.) Pregnant; with child.
Quick (adv.) In a quick manner; quickly; promptly; rapidly; with haste; speedily; without delay; as, run quick; get back quick.
Quick (n.) That which is quick, or alive; a living animal or plant; especially, the hawthorn, or other plants used in making a living hedge.
Quick (n.) The life; the mortal point; a vital part; a part susceptible of serious injury or keen feeling; the sensitive living flesh; the part of a finger or toe to which the nail is attached; the tender emotions; as, to cut a finger nail to the quick; to thrust a sword to the quick, to taunt one to the quick; -- used figuratively.
Quick (n.) Quitch grass.
Quick (v. t. & i.) To revive; to quicken; to be or become alive.
Quiet (a.) In a state of rest or calm; without stir, motion, or agitation; still; as, a quiet sea; quiet air.
Quiet (a.) Free from noise or disturbance; hushed; still.
Quiet (a.) Not excited or anxious; calm; peaceful; placid; settled; as, a quiet life; a quiet conscience.
Quiet (a.) Not giving offense; not exciting disorder or trouble; not turbulent; gentle; mild; meek; contented.
Quiet (a.) Not showy; not such as to attract attention; undemonstrative; as, a quiet dress; quiet colors; a quiet movement.
Quiet (a.) The quality or state of being quiet, or in repose; as an hour or a time of quiet.
Quiet (a.) Freedom from disturbance, noise, or alarm; stillness; tranquillity; peace; security.
Quiet (v. t.) To stop motion in; to still; to reduce to a state of rest, or of silence.
Quiet (v. t.) To calm; to appease; to pacify; to lull; to allay; to tranquillize; as, to quiet the passions; to quiet clamors or disorders; to quiet pain or grief.
Quiet (v. i.) To become still, silent, or calm; -- often with down; as, be soon quieted down.
Quill (n.) One of the large feathers of a bird's wing, or one of the rectrices of the tail; also, the stock of such a feather.
Quill (n.) A pen for writing made by sharpening and splitting the point or nib of the stock of a feather; as, history is the proper subject of his quill.
Quill (n.) A spine of the hedgehog or porcupine.
Quill (n.) The pen of a squid. See Pen.
Quill (n.) The plectrum with which musicians strike the strings of certain instruments.
Quill (n.) The tube of a musical instrument.
Quill (n.) Something having the form of a quill
Quill (n.) The fold or plain of a ruff.
Quill (n.) A spindle, or spool, as of reed or wood, upon which the thread for the woof is wound in a shuttle.
Quill (n.) A hollow spindle.
Quill (v. t.) To plaint in small cylindrical ridges, called quillings; as, to quill a ruffle.
Quill (v. t.) To wind on a quill, as thread or yarn.
Quilt (n.) Anything that is quilted; esp., a quilted bed cover, or a skirt worn by women; any cover or garment made by putting wool, cotton, etc., between two cloths and stitching them together; also, any outer bed cover.
Quilt (v. t.) To stitch or sew together at frequent intervals, in order to confine in place the several layers of cloth and wadding of which a garment, comforter, etc., may be made; as, to quilt a coat.
Quilt (v. t.) To wad, as a garment, with warm soft material.
Quilt (v. t.) To stitch or sew in
Quint (n.) A set or sequence of five, as in piquet.
Quint (n.) The interval of a fifth.
Quipo (n.) Same as Quipu.
Quipu (n.) A contrivance employed by the ancient Peruvians, Mexicans, etc., as a substitute for writing and figures, consisting of a main cord, from which hung at certain distances smaller cords of various colors, each having a special meaning, as silver, gold, corn, soldiers. etc. Single, double, and triple knots were tied in the smaller cords, representing definite numbers. It was chiefly used for arithmetical purposes, and to register important facts and events.
Quire (n.) See Choir.
Quire (v. i.) To sing in concert.
Quire (n.) A collection of twenty-four sheets of paper of the same size and quality, unfolded or having a single fold; one twentieth of a ream.
Quirk (n.) A sudden turn; a starting from the point or
Quirk (n.) A fit or turn; a short paroxysm; a caprice.
Quirk (n.) A smart retort; a quibble; a shallow conceit.
Quirk (n.) An irregular air; as, light quirks of music.
Quirk (n.) A piece of ground taken out of any regular ground plot or floor, so as to make a court, yard, etc.; -- sometimes written quink.
Quirk (n.) A small channel, deeply recessed in proportion to its width, used to insulate and give relief to a convex rounded molding.
Quirl (n. & v.) See Querl.
Quirt (n.) A rawhide whip plaited with two thongs of buffalo hide.
Quish (n.) See Cuish.
Quite (v. t. & i.) See Quit.
Quite (a.) Completely; wholly; entirely; totally; perfectly; as, the work is not quite done; the object is quite accomplished; to be quite mistaken.
Quite (a.) To a great extent or degree; very; very much; considerably.
Quits (interj.) See the Note under Quit, a.
Quoif (n. & v. t.) See Coif.
Quoil (n.) See Coil.
Quoin (n.) Originally, a solid exterior angle, as of a building; now, commonly, one of the selected pieces of material by which the corner is marked.
Quoin (n.) A wedgelike piece of stone, wood metal, or other material, used for various purposes
Quoin (n.) to support and steady a stone.
Quoin (n.) To support the breech of a cannon.
Quoin (n.) To wedge or lock up a form within a chase.
Quoin (n.) To prevent casks from rolling.
Quoit (n.) A flattened ring-shaped piece of iron, to be pitched at a fixed object in play; hence, any heavy flat missile used for the same purpose, as a stone, piece of iron, etc.
Quoit (n.) A game played with quoits.
Quoit (n.) The discus of the ancients. See Discus.
Quoit (n.) A cromlech.
Quoit (v. i.) To throw quoits; to play at quoits.
Quoit (v. t.) To throw; to pitch.
Quoke () imp. of Quake.
Quoll (n.) A marsupial of Australia (Dasyurus macrurus), about the size of a cat.
Quook () imp. of Quake.
Quota (n.) A proportional part or share; the share or proportion assigned to each in a division.
Quote (v. t.) To cite, as a passage from some author; to name, repeat, or adduce, as a passage from an author or speaker, by way of authority or illustration; as, to quote a passage from Homer.
Quote (v. t.) To cite a passage from; to name as the authority for a statement or an opinion; as, to quote Shakespeare.
Quote (v. t.) To name the current price of.
Quote (v. t.) To notice; to observe; to examine.
Quote (v. t.) To set down, as in writing.
Quote (n.) A note upon an author.
Quoth (v. t.) Said; spoke; uttered; -- used only in the first and third persons in the past tenses, and always followed by its nominative, the word or words said being the object; as, quoth I. quoth he.
Quran (n.) See Koran.
Rubin (n.) A ruby.
Ruble (n.) The unit of monetary value in Russia. It is divided into 100 copecks, and in the gold coin of the realm (as in the five and ten ruble pieces) is worth about 77 cents. The silver ruble is a coin worth about 60 cents.
Rubus (n.) A genus of rosaceous plants, including the raspberry and blackberry.
Ruche (n.) A plaited, quilled, or goffered strip of lace, net, ribbon, or other material, -- used in place of collars or cuffs, and as a trimming for women's dresses and bonnets.
Ruche (n.) A pile of arched tiles, used to catch and retain oyster spawn.
Ruddy (n.) Of a red color; red, or reddish; as, a ruddy sky; a ruddy flame.
Ruddy (n.) Of a lively flesh color, or the color of the human skin in high health; as, ruddy cheeks or lips.
Ruddy (v. t.) To make ruddy.
Ruing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rue
Ruffe (n.) A small freshwater European perch (Acerina vulgaris); -- called also pope, blacktail, and stone, / striped, perch.
Rufol (n.) A phenol derivative of anthracene obtained as a white crystal
Rugae (pl. ) of Ruga
Ruggy (a.) Rugged; rough.
Rugin (n.) A nappy cloth.
Ruled (imp. & p. p.) of Rule
Ruler (n.) One who rules; one who exercises sway or authority; a governor.
Ruler (n.) A straight or curved strip of wood, metal, etc., with a smooth edge, used for guiding a pen or pencil in drawing
Rumbo (n.) Grog.
Rumen (n.) The first stomach of ruminants; the paunch; the fardingbag. See Illust. below.
Rumen (n.) The cud of a ruminant.
Rummy (a.) Of or pertaining to rum; characteristic of rum; as a rummy flavor.
Rummy (n.) One who drinks rum; an habitually intemperate person.
Rummy (a.) Strange; odd.
Rumor (n.) A flying or popular report; the common talk; hence, public fame; notoriety.
Rumor (n.) A current story passing from one person to another, without any known authority for its truth; -- in this sense often personified.
Rumor (n.) A prolonged, indistinct noise.
Rumor (v. t.) To report by rumor; to tell.
Runch (n.) The wild radish.
Runer (n.) A bard, or learned man, among the ancient Goths.
Runic (a.) Of or pertaining to a rune, to runes, or to the Norsemen; as, runic verses; runic letters; runic names; runic rhyme.
Runty (a.) Like a runt; diminutive; mean.
Rupee (n.) A silver coin, and money of account, in the East Indies.
Rupia (n.) An eruption upon the skin, consisting of vesicles with inflamed base and filled with serous, purulent, or bloody fluid, which dries up, forming a blackish crust.
Rural (a.) Of or pertaining to the country, as distinguished from a city or town; living in the country; suitable for, or resembling, the country; rustic; as, rural scenes; a rural prospect.
Rural (a.) Of or pertaining to agriculture; as, rural economy.
Rushy (a.) Abounding with rushes.
Rushy (a.) Made of rushes.
Rusma (n.) A depilatory made of orpiment and quicklime, and used by the Turks. See Rhusma.
Rusty (superl.) Covered or affected with rust; as, a rusty knife or sword; rusty wheat.
Rusty (superl.) Impaired by inaction, disuse, or neglect.
Rusty (superl.) Discolored and rancid; reasty; as, rusty bacon.
Rusty (superl.) Surly; morose; crusty; sullen.
Rusty (superl.) Rust-colored; dark.
Rusty (superl.) Discolored; stained; not cleanly kept; filthy.
Rusty (superl.) Resembling, or covered with a substance resembling, rust; affected with rust; rubiginous.
Rutic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, rue (Ruta); as, rutic acid, now commonly called capric acid.
Rutin (n.) A glucoside resembling, but distinct from, quercitrin. Rutin is found in the leaves of the rue (Ruta graveolens) and other plants, and obtained as a bitter yellow crystal
Rutty (a.) Ruttish; lustful.
Rutty (a.) Full of ruts; as, a rutty road.
Rutty (a.) Rooty.
Suade (v. t.) To persuade.
Suage (v. t.) To assuage.
Suant (a.) Spread equally over the surface; uniform; even.
Suave (a.) Sweet; pleasant; delightful; gracious or agreeable in manner; bland.
-ties (pl. ) of Subvariety
Succi (pl. ) of Succus
Sucre (n.) A silver coin of Ecuador, worth 68 cents.
Sudra (n.) The lowest of the four great castes among the Hindoos. See Caste.
Suing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sue
Suent (a.) Uniformly or evenly distributed or spread; even; smooth. See Suant.
Suety (a.) Consisting of, or resembling, suet; as, a suety substance.
Sugar (n.) A sweet white (or brownish yellow) crystal
Sugar (n.) By extension, anything resembling sugar in taste or appearance; as, sugar of lead (lead acetate), a poisonous white crystal
Sugar (n.) Compliment or flattery used to disguise or render acceptable something obnoxious; honeyed or soothing words.
Sugar (v. i.) In making maple sugar, to complete the process of boiling down the sirup till it is thick enough to crystallize; to approach or reach the state of granulation; -- with the preposition off.
Sugar (v. t.) To impregnate, season, cover, or sprinkle with sugar; to mix sugar with.
Sugar (v. t.) To cover with soft words; to disguise by flattery; to compliment; to sweeten; as, to sugar reproof.
Suine (n.) A mixture of oleomargarine with lard or other fatty ingredients. It is used as a substitute for butter. See Butterine.
Suing (n.) The process of soaking through anything.
Suint (n.) A peculiar substance obtained from the wool of sheep, consisting largely of potash mixed with fatty and earthy matters. It is used as a source of potash and also for the manufacture of gas.
Suist (n.) One who seeks for things which gratify merely himself; a selfish person; a selfist.
Suite (n.) A retinue or company of attendants, as of a distinguished personage; as, the suite of an ambassador. See Suit, n., 5.
Suite (n.) A connected series or succession of objects; a number of things used or clessed together; a set; as, a suite of rooms; a suite of minerals. See Suit, n., 6.
Suite (n.) One of the old musical forms, before the time of the more compact sonata, consisting of a string or series of pieces all in the same key, mostly in various dance rhythms, with sometimes an elaborate prelude. Some composers of the present day affect the suite form.
Sulci (pl. ) of Sulcus
Sulks (n. pl.) The condition of being sulky; a sulky mood or humor; as, to be in the sulks.
Sulky (n.) Moodly silent; sullen; sour; obstinate; morose; splenetic.
Sulky (a.) A light two-wheeled carriage for a single person.
Sully (v. t.) To soil; to dirty; to spot; to tarnish; to stain; to darken; -- used literally and figuratively; as, to sully a sword; to sully a person's reputation.
Sully (v. i.) To become soiled or tarnished.
Sully (n.) Soil; tarnish; stain.
Sumac (n.) Alt. of Sumach
Sumph (n.) A dunce; a blockhead.
Sunna (n.) A collection of traditions received by the orthodox Mohammedans as of equal authority with the Koran.
Sunny (superl.) Of or pertaining to the sun; proceeding from, or resembling the sun; hence, shining; bright; brilliant; radiant.
Sunny (superl.) Exposed to the rays of the sun; brightened or warmed by the direct rays of the sun; as, a sunny room; the sunny side of a hill.
Sunny (superl.) Cheerful; genial; as, a sunny disposition.
Sunny (n.) See Sunfish (b).
Sunup (n.) Sunrise.
Super (n.) A contraction of Supernumerary, in sense 2.
-cies (pl. ) of Superintendency
Supra (adv.) Over; above; before; also, beyond; besides; -- much used as a prefix.
Surah (n.) A soft twilled silk fabric much used for women's dresses; -- called also surah silk.
Sural (a.) Of or pertaining to the calf of the leg; as, the sural arteries.
Surfy (a.) Consisting of, abounding in, or resembling, surf; as, a surfy shore.
Surge (n.) A spring; a fountain.
Surge (n.) A large wave or billow; a great, rolling swell of water, produced generally by a high wind.
Surge (n.) The motion of, or produced by, a great wave.
Surge (n.) The tapered part of a windlass barrel or a capstan, upon which the cable surges, or slips.
Surge (v. i.) To swell; to rise hifg and roll.
Surge (v. i.) To slip along a windlass.
Surge (n.) To let go or slacken suddenly, as a rope; as, to surge a hawser or messenger; also, to slacken the rope about (a capstan).
Surgy (a.) Rising in surges or billows; full of surges; resembling surges in motion or appearance; swelling.
Surly (a.) Arrogant; haughty.
Surly (a.) Gloomily morose; ill-natured, abrupt, and rude; severe; sour; crabbed; rough; sullen; gloomy; as, a surly groom; a surly dog; surly language; a surly look.
Surly (a.) Rough; dark; tempestuous.
Sutor (n.) A kind of sirup made by the Indians of Arizona from the fruit of some cactaceous plant (probably the Cereus giganteus).
Sutra (n.) A precept; an aphorism; a brief rule.
Sutra (n.) A collection of such aphorisms.
Sutra (n.) A body of Hindoo literature containing aphorisms on grammar, meter, law, and philosophy, and forming a connecting link between the Vedic and later Sanscrit literature.
Tubal (a.) Of or pertaining to a tube; specifically, of or pertaining to one of the Fallopian tubes; as, tubal pregnancy.
Tubby (a.) Resembling a tub; specifically sounding dull and without resonance, like a tub; wanting elasticity or freedom of sound; as, a tubby violin.
Tubed (imp. & p. p.) of Tube
Tuber (n.) A fleshy, rounded stem or root, usually containing starchy matter, as the potato or arrowroot; a thickened root-stock. See Illust. of Tuberous.
Tuber (n.) A genus of fungi. See Truffle.
Tuber (n.) A tuberosity; a tubercle.
Tucan (n.) The Mexican pocket gopher (Geomys Mexicanus). It resembles the common pocket gopher of the Western United States, but is larger. Called also tugan, and tuza.
Tucet (n.) See Tucket, a steak.
Tucum (n.) A fine, strong fiber obtained from the young leaves of a Brazilian palm (Astrocaryum vulgare), used for cordage, bowstrings, etc.; also, the plant yielding this fiber. Called also tecum, and tecum fiber.
Tudor (a.) Of or pertaining to a royal
Tufty (a.) Abounding with tufts.
Tufty (a.) Growing in tufts or clusters.
Tugan (n.) Same as Tucan.
Tulle (n.) In plate armor, a suspended plate in from of the thigh. See Illust. of Tasses.
Tulip (n.) Any plant of the liliaceous genus Tulipa. Many varieties are cultivated for their beautiful, often variegated flowers.
Tulle (n.) A kind of silk lace or light netting, used for veils, etc.
Tumid (a.) Swelled, enlarged, or distended; as, a tumid leg; tumid flesh.
Tumid (a.) Rising above the level; protuberant.
Tumid (a.) Swelling in sound or sense; pompous; puffy; inflated; bombastic; falsely sublime; turgid; as, a tumid expression; a tumid style.
Tumor (n.) A morbid swelling, prominence, or growth, on any part of the body; especially, a growth produced by deposition of new tissue; a neoplasm.
Tumor (n.) Affected pomp; bombast; swelling words or expressions; false magnificence or sublimity.
Tuned (imp. & p. p.) of Tune
Tuner (n.) One who tunes; especially, one whose occupation is to tune musical instruments.
Tunic (n.) An under-garment worn by the ancient Romans of both sexes. It was made with or without sleeves, reached to or below the knees, and was confined at the waist by a girdle.
Tunic (n.) Any similar garment worm by ancient or Oriental peoples; also, a common name for various styles of loose-fitting under-garments and over-garments worn in modern times by Europeans and others.
Tunic (n.) Same as Tunicle.
Tunic (n.) A membrane, or layer of tissue, especially when enveloping an organ or part, as the eye.
Tunic (n.) A natural covering; an integument; as, the tunic of a seed.
Tunic (n.) See Mantle, n., 3 (a).
Tunny (n.) Any one of several species of large oceanic fishes belonging to the Mackerel family, especially the common or great tunny (Orcynus / Albacora thynnus) native of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It sometimes weighs a thousand pounds or more, and is extensively caught in the Mediterranean. On the American coast it is called horse mackerel. See Illust. of Horse mackerel, under Horse.
Tupal (n.) Any one of the tupaiids.
Turbo (n.) Any one of numerous marine gastropods of the genus Turbo or family Turbinidae, usually having a turbinate shell, pearly on the inside, and a calcareous operculum.
Turfs (pl. ) of Turf
Turfy (superl.) Abounding with turf; made of, or covered with, turf.
Turfy (superl.) Having the nature or appearance of turf.
Turfy (superl.) Of or pertaining to the turf, or horse racing.
Turio (n.) A shoot or sprout from the ground.
Turko (n.) One of a body of native Algerian tirailleurs in the French army, dressed as a Turk.
Tusky (a.) Having tusks.
Tutor (n.) One who guards, protects, watches over, or has the care of, some person or thing.
Tutor (n.) A treasurer; a keeper.
Tutor (n.) One who has the charge of a child or pupil and his estate; a guardian.
Tutor (n.) A private or public teacher.
Tutor (n.) An officer or member of some hall, who instructs students, and is responsible for their discip
Tutor (n.) An instructor of a lower rank than a professor.
Tutor (v. t.) To have the guardianship or care of; to teach; to instruct.
Tutor (v. t.) To play the tutor toward; to treat with authority or severity.
Tutti (n. pl.) All; -- a direction for all the singers or players to perform together.
Tutty (n.) A yellow or brown amorphous substance obtained as a sublimation product in the flues of smelting furnaces of zinc, and consisting of a crude zinc oxide.
Vulva (n.) The external parts of the female genital organs; sometimes, the opening between the projecting parts of the external organs.
Vulva (n.) The orifice of the oviduct of an insect or other invertebrate.
Wuste () imp. of Wit.
Yucca (n.) See Flicker, n., 2.
Yucca (n.) A genus of American liliaceous, sometimes arborescent, plants having long, pointed, and often rigid, leaves at the top of a more or less woody stem, and bearing a large panicle of showy white blossoms.
Yufts (n.) Russia leather.
Yulan (n.) A species of Magnolia (M. conspicua) with large white blossoms that open before the leaves. See the Note under Magnolia.
Yumas (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians native of Arizona and the adjacent parts of Mexico and California. They are agricultural, and cultivate corn, wheat, barley, melons, etc.
Yupon (n.) Same as Yaupon.
Zuche (n.) A stump of a tree.
Zulus (n. pl.) The most important tribe belonging to the Kaffir race. They inhabit a region on the southeast coast of Africa, but formerly occupied a much more extensive country. They are noted for their warlike disposition, courage, and military skill.
Zumic (n.) Alt. of Zumometer
Zu/is (n. pl.) A tribe of Pueblo Indians occupying a village in New Mexico, on the Zu/i River.
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