6 letter words whose second letter is A
Baaing (n.) The bleating of a sheep.
Baalim (pl. ) of Baal
Babble (v. i.) To utter words indistinctly or unintelligibly; to utter inarticulate sounds; as a child babbles.
Babble (v. i.) To talk incoherently; to utter unmeaning words.
Babble (v. i.) To talk much; to chatter; to prate.
Babble (v. i.) To make a continuous murmuring noise, as shallow water running over stones.
Babble (v. i.) To utter in an indistinct or incoherent way; to repeat, as words, in a childish way without understanding.
Babble (v. i.) To disclose by too free talk, as a secret.
Babble (n.) Idle talk; senseless prattle; gabble; twaddle.
Babble (n.) Inarticulate speech; constant or confused murmur.
Babery (n.) Finery of a kind to please a child.
Babian (n.) Alt. of Babion
Babion (n.) A baboon.
Babish (a.) Like a babe; a childish; babyish.
Babism (n.) The doctrine of a modern religious sect, which originated in Persia in 1843, being a mixture of Mohammedan, Christian, Jewish and Parsee elements.
Babist (n.) A believer in Babism.
Bablah (n.) The ring of the fruit of several East Indian species of acacia; neb-neb. It contains gallic acid and tannin, and is used for dyeing drab.
Baboon (n.) One of the Old World Quadrumana, of the genera Cynocephalus and Papio; the dog-faced ape. Baboons have dog-like muzzles and large canine teeth, cheek pouches, a short tail, and naked callosities on the buttocks. They are mostly African. See Mandrill, and Chacma, and Drill an ape.
Babies (pl. ) of Baby
Babied (imp. & p. p.) of Baby
Backed (imp. & p. p.) of Back
Backed (a.) Having a back; fitted with a back; as, a backed electrotype or stereotype plate. Used in composition; as, broad-backed; hump-backed.
Backer (n.) One who, or that which, backs; especially one who backs a person or thing in a contest.
Bacule (n.) See Bascule.
Badder () compar. of Bad, a.
Badger (n.) An itinerant licensed dealer in commodities used for food; a hawker; a huckster; -- formerly applied especially to one who bought grain in one place and sold it in another.
Badger (n.) A carnivorous quadruped of the genus Meles or of an allied genus. It is a burrowing animal, with short, thick legs, and long claws on the fore feet. One species (M. vulgaris), called also brock, inhabits the north of Europe and Asia; another species (Taxidea Americana / Labradorica) inhabits the northern parts of North America. See Teledu.
Badger (n.) A brush made of badgers' hair, used by artists.
Badger (v. t.) To tease or annoy, as a badger when baited; to worry or irritate persistently.
Badger (v. t.) To beat down; to cheapen; to barter; to bargain.
Badian (n.) An evergreen Chinese shrub of the Magnolia family (Illicium anisatum), and its aromatic seeds; Chinese anise; star anise.
Baffle (v. t.) To cause to undergo a disgraceful punishment, as a recreant knight.
Baffle (v. t.) To check by shifts and turns; to elude; to foil.
Baffle (v. t.) To check by perplexing; to disconcert, frustrate, or defeat; to thwart.
Baffle (v. i.) To practice deceit.
Baffle (v. i.) To struggle against in vain; as, a ship baffles with the winds.
Baffle (n.) A defeat by artifice, shifts, and turns; discomfiture.
Bagged (imp. & p. p.) of Bag
Bagmen (pl. ) of Bagman
Bagman (n.) A commercial traveler; one employed to solicit orders for manufacturers and tradesmen.
Bagnio (n.) A house for bathing, sweating, etc.; -- also, in Turkey, a prison for slaves.
Bagnio (n.) A brothel; a stew; a house of prostitution.
Baguet (n.) Alt. of Baguette
Bagwig (n.) A wig, in use in the 18th century, with the hair at the back of the head in a bag.
Baigne (v. i.) To soak or drench.
Bailed (imp. & p. p.) of Bail
Bailee (n.) The person to whom goods are committed in trust, and who has a temporary possession and a qualified property in them, for the purposes of the trust.
Bailer (n.) See Bailor.
Bailer (n.) One who bails or lades.
Bailer (n.) A utensil, as a bucket or cup, used in bailing; a machine for bailing water out of a pit.
Bailey (n.) The outer wall of a feudal castle.
Bailey (n.) The space immediately within the outer wall of a castle or fortress.
Bailey (n.) A prison or court of justice; -- used in certain proper names; as, the Old Bailey in London; the New Bailey in Manchester.
Bailie (n.) An officer in Scotland, whose office formerly corresponded to that of sheriff, but now corresponds to that of an English alderman.
Bailor (n.) One who delivers goods or money to another in trust.
Bairam (n.) The name of two Mohammedan festivals, of which one is held at the close of the fast called Ramadan, and the other seventy days after the fast.
Baited (imp. & p. p.) of Bait
Baiter (n.) One who baits; a tormentor.
Baking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bake
Bakery (n.) The trade of a baker.
Bakery (n.) The place for baking bread; a bakehouse.
Baking (n.) The act or process of cooking in an oven, or of drying and hardening by heat or cold.
Baking (n.) The quantity baked at once; a batch; as, a baking of bread.
Balaam (n.) A paragraph describing something wonderful, used to fill out a newspaper column; -- an allusion to the miracle of Balaam's ass speaking.
Balcon (n.) A balcony.
Balder (n.) The most beautiful and beloved of the gods; the god of peace; the son of Odin and Freya.
Baldly (adv.) Nakedly; without reserve; inelegantly.
Baling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bale
Baleen (n.) Plates or blades of "whalebone," from two to twelve feet long, and sometimes a foot wide, which in certain whales (Balaenoidea) are attached side by side along the upper jaw, and form a fringelike sieve by which the food is retained in the mouth.
Balize (n.) A pole or a frame raised as a sea beacon or a landmark.
Balked (imp. & p. p.) of Balk
Balker (n.) One who, or that which balks.
Balker (n.) A person who stands on a rock or eminence to espy the shoals of herring, etc., and to give notice to the men in boats which way they pass; a conder; a huer.
Balled (imp. & p. p.) of Ball
Ballad (n.) A popular kind of narrative poem, adapted for recitation or singing; as, the ballad of Chevy Chase; esp., a sentimental or romantic poem in short stanzas.
Ballad (v. i.) To make or sing ballads.
Ballad (v. t.) To make mention of in ballads.
Ballet (n.) An artistic dance performed as a theatrical entertainment, or an interlude, by a number of persons, usually women. Sometimes, a scene accompanied by pantomime and dancing.
Ballet (n.) The company of persons who perform the ballet.
Ballet (n.) A light part song, or madrigal, with a fa la burden or chorus, -- most common with the Elizabethan madrigal composers.
Ballet (n.) A bearing in coats of arms, representing one or more balls, which are denominated bezants, plates, etc., according to color.
Ballot (n.) Originally, a ball used for secret voting. Hence: Any printed or written ticket used in voting.
Ballot (n.) The act of voting by balls or written or printed ballots or tickets; the system of voting secretly by balls or by tickets.
Ballot (n.) The whole number of votes cast at an election, or in a given territory or electoral district.
Ballot (n.) To vote or decide by ballot; as, to ballot for a candidate.
Ballot (v. t.) To vote for or in opposition to.
Ballow (n.) A cudgel.
Balsam (n.) A resin containing more or less of an essential or volatile oil.
Balsam (n.) A species of tree (Abies balsamea).
Balsam (n.) An annual garden plant (Impatiens balsamina) with beautiful flowers; balsamine.
Balsam (n.) Anything that heals, soothes, or restores.
Balsam (v. t.) To treat or anoint with balsam; to relieve, as with balsam; to render balsamic.
Balter (v. t.) To stick together.
Baltic (a.) Of or pertaining to the sea which separates Norway and Sweden from Jutland, Denmark, and Germany; situated on the Baltic Sea.
Bamboo (n.) A plant of the family of grasses, and genus Bambusa, growing in tropical countries.
Bamboo (v. t.) To flog with the bamboo.
Banned (imp. & p. p.) of Ban
Banana (n.) A perennial herbaceous plant of almost treelike size (Musa sapientum); also, its edible fruit. See Musa.
Bancus (n.) Alt. of Bank
Banded (imp. & p. p.) of Band
Bander (n.) One banded with others.
Bandit (n.) An outlaw; a brigand.
Bandle (n.) An Irish measure of two feet in length.
Bandog (n.) A mastiff or other large and fierce dog, usually kept chained or tied up.
Bandon (n.) Disposal; control; license.
Banged (imp. & p. p.) of Bang
Bangue (n.) See Bhang.
Bangle (v. t.) To waste by little and little; to fritter away.
Bangle (n.) An ornamental circlet, of glass, gold, silver, or other material, worn by women in India and Africa, and in some other countries, upon the wrist or ankle; a ring bracelet.
Banian (n.) A Hindoo trader, merchant, cashier, or money changer.
Banian (n.) A man's loose gown, like that worn by the Banians.
Banian (n.) The Indian fig. See Banyan.
Banish (v. t.) To condemn to exile, or compel to leave one's country, by authority of the ruling power.
Banish (v. t.) To drive out, as from a home or familiar place; -- used with from and out of.
Banish (v. t.) To drive away; to compel to depart; to dispel.
Banked (imp. & p. p.) of Bank
Banker (n.) One who conducts the business of banking; one who, individually, or as a member of a company, keeps an establishment for the deposit or loan of money, or for traffic in money, bills of exchange, etc.
Banker (n.) A money changer.
Banker (n.) The dealer, or one who keeps the bank in a gambling house.
Banker (n.) A vessel employed in the cod fishery on the banks of Newfoundland.
Banker (n.) A ditcher; a drain digger.
Banker (n.) The stone bench on which masons cut or square their work.
Banner (n.) A kind of flag attached to a spear or pike by a crosspiece, and used by a chief as his standard in battle.
Banner (n.) A large piece of silk or other cloth, with a device or motto, extended on a crosspiece, and borne in a procession, or suspended in some conspicuous place.
Banner (n.) Any flag or standard; as, the star-spangled banner.
Bantam (n.) A variety of small barnyard fowl, with feathered legs, probably brought from Bantam, a district of Java.
Banter (v. t.) To address playful good-natured ridicule to, -- the person addressed, or something pertaining to him, being the subject of the jesting; to rally; as, he bantered me about my credulity.
Banter (v. t.) To jest about; to ridicule in speaking of, as some trait, habit, characteristic, and the like.
Banter (v. t.) To delude or trick, -- esp. by way of jest.
Banter (v. t.) To challenge or defy to a match.
Banter (n.) The act of bantering; joking or jesting; humorous or good-humored raillery; pleasantry.
Banyan (n.) A tree of the same genus as the common fig, and called the Indian fig (Ficus Indica), whose branches send shoots to the ground, which take root and become additional trunks, until it may be the tree covers some acres of ground and is able to shelter thousands of men.
Baobab (n.) A gigantic African tree (Adansonia digitata), also naturalized in India. See Adansonia.
Barred (imp. & p. p.) of Bar
Barbed (imp. & p. p.) of Barb
Barbed (a.) Accoutered with defensive armor; -- said of a horse. See Barded ( which is the proper form.)
Barbed (a.) Furnished with a barb or barbs; as, a barbed arrow; barbed wire.
Barbel (n.) A slender tactile organ on the lips of certain fished.
Barbel (n.) A large fresh-water fish ( Barbus vulgaris) found in many European rivers. Its upper jaw is furnished with four barbels.
Barbel (n.) Barbs or paps under the tongued of horses and cattle. See 1st Barb, 3.
Barber (n.) One whose occupation it is to shave or trim the beard, and to cut and dress the hair of his patrons.
Barber (v. t.) To shave and dress the beard or hair of.
Barbet (n.) A variety of small dog, having long curly hair.
Barbet (n.) A bird of the family Bucconidae, allied to the Cuckoos, having a large, conical beak swollen at the base, and bearded with five bunches of stiff bristles; the puff bird. It inhabits tropical America and Africa.
Barbet (n.) A larva that feeds on aphides.
Barble (n.) See Barbel.
Barbre (a.) Barbarian.
Barcon (n.) A vessel for freight; -- used in Mediterranean.
Barded (p.a.) Accoutered with defensive armor; -- said of a horse.
Barded (p.a.) Wearing rich caparisons.
Bardic (a.) Of or pertaining to bards, or their poetry.
Baring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bare
Barege (n.) A gauzelike fabric for ladies' dresses, veils, etc. of worsted, silk and worsted, or cotton and worsted.
Barely (adv.) Without covering; nakedly.
Barely (adv.) Without concealment or disguise.
Barely (adv.) Merely; only.
Barely (adv.) But just; without any excess; with nothing to spare ( of quantity, time, etc.); hence, scarcely; hardly; as, there was barely enough for all; he barely escaped.
Barful (a.) Full of obstructions.
Bargee (n.) A bargeman.
Barger (n.) The manager of a barge.
Barite (n.) Native sulphate of barium, a mineral occurring in transparent, colorless, white to yellow crystals (generally tabular), also in granular form, and in compact massive forms resembling marble. It has a high specific gravity, and hence is often called heavy spar. It is a common mineral in metallic veins.
Barium (n.) One of the elements, belonging to the alka
Barked (imp. & p. p.) of Bark
Barque (n.) Formerly, any small sailing vessel, as a pinnace, fishing smack, etc.; also, a rowing boat; a barge. Now applied poetically to a sailing vessel or boat of any kind.
Barque (n.) A three-masted vessel, having her foremast and mainmast square-rigged, and her mizzenmast schooner-rigged.
Barken (a.) Made of bark.
Barker (n.) An animal that barks; hence, any one who clamors unreasonably.
Barker (n.) One who stands at the doors of shops to urg/ passers by to make purchases.
Barker (n.) A pistol.
Barker (n.) The spotted redshank.
Barker (n.) One who strips trees of their bark.
Barley (n.) A valuable grain, of the family of grasses, genus Hordeum, used for food, and for making malt, from which are prepared beer, ale, and whisky.
Baroko (n.) A form or mode of syllogism of which the first proposition is a universal affirmative, and the other two are particular negative.
Barony (n.) The fee or domain of a baron; the lordship, dignity, or rank of a baron.
Barony (n.) In Ireland, a territorial division, corresponding nearly to the English hundred, and supposed to have been originally the district of a native chief. There are 252 of these baronies. In Scotland, an extensive freehold. It may be held by a commoner.
Barque (n.) Same as 3d Bark, n.
Barras (n.) A resin, called also galipot.
Barrel (n.) A round vessel or cask, of greater length than breadth, and bulging in the middle, made of staves bound with hoops, and having flat ends or heads.
Barrel (n.) The quantity which constitutes a full barrel. This varies for different articles and also in different places for the same article, being regulated by custom or by law. A barrel of wine is 31/ gallons; a barrel of flour is 196 pounds.
Barrel (n.) A solid drum, or a hollow cylinder or case; as, the barrel of a windlass; the barrel of a watch, within which the spring is coiled.
Barrel (n.) A metallic tube, as of a gun, from which a projectile is discharged.
Barrel (n.) A jar.
Barrel (n.) The hollow basal part of a feather.
Barrel (v. t.) To put or to pack in a barrel or barrels.
Barren (a.) Incapable of producing offspring; producing no young; sterile; -- said of women and female animals.
Barren (a.) Not producing vegetation, or useful vegetation; /rile.
Barren (a.) Unproductive; fruitless; unprofitable; empty.
Barren (a.) Mentally dull; stupid.
Barren (n.) A tract of barren land.
Barren (n.) Elevated lands or plains on which grow small trees, but not timber; as, pine barrens; oak barrens. They are not necessarily sterile, and are often fertile.
Barret (n.) A kind of cap formerly worn by soldiers; -- called also barret cap. Also, the flat cap worn by Roman Catholic ecclesiastics.
Barrow (n.) A support having handles, and with or without a wheel, on which heavy or bulky things can be transported by hand. See Handbarrow, and Wheelbarrow.
Barrow (n.) A wicker case, in which salt is put to drain.
Barrow (n.) A hog, esp. a male hog castrated.
Barrow (n.) A large mound of earth or stones over the remains of the dead; a tumulus.
Barrow (n.) A heap of rubbish, attle, etc.
Barter (v. i.) To traffic or trade, by exchanging one commodity for another, in distinction from a sale and purchase, in which money is paid for the commodities transferred; to truck.
Barter (v. t.) To trade or exchange in the way of barter; to exchange (frequently for an unworthy consideration); to traffic; to truck; -- sometimes followed by away; as, to barter away goods or honor.
Barter (n.) The act or practice of trafficking by exchange of commodities; an exchange of goods.
Barter (n.) The thing given in exchange.
Barton (n.) The demesne lands of a manor; also, the manor itself.
Barton (n.) A farmyard.
Barway (n.) A passage into a field or yard, closed by bars made to take out of the posts.
Baryta (n.) An oxide of barium (or barytum); a heavy earth with a specific gravity above 4.
Basalt (n.) A rock of igneous origin, consisting of augite and triclinic feldspar, with grains of magnetic or titanic iron, and also bottle-green particles of olivine frequently disseminated.
Basalt (n.) An imitation, in pottery, of natural basalt; a kind of black porcelain.
Basing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Base
Basely (adv.) In a base manner; with despicable meanness; dishonorably; shamefully.
Basely (adv.) Illegitimately; in bastardy.
Bashaw (n.) A Turkish title of honor, now written pasha. See Pasha.
Bashaw (n.) Fig.: A magnate or grandee.
Bashaw (n.) A very large siluroid fish (Leptops olivaris) of the Mississippi valley; -- also called goujon, mud cat, and yellow cat.
Basify (v. t.) To convert into a salifiable base.
Basion (n.) The middle of the anterior margin of the great foramen of the skull.
Basked (imp. & p. p.) of Bask
Basket (n.) A vessel made of osiers or other twigs, cane, rushes, splints, or other flexible material, interwoven.
Basket (n.) The contents of a basket; as much as a basket contains; as, a basket of peaches.
Basket (n.) The bell or vase of the Corinthian capital.
Basket (n.) The two back seats facing one another on the outside of a stagecoach.
Basket (v. t.) To put into a basket.
Basnet (n.) Same as Bascinet.
Basque (a.) Pertaining to Biscay, its people, or their language.
Basque (n.) One of a race, of unknown origin, inhabiting a region on the Bay of Biscay in Spain and France.
Basque (n.) The language spoken by the Basque people.
Basque (n.) A part of a lady's dress, resembling a jacket with a short skirt; -- probably so called because this fashion of dress came from the Basques.
Basses (pl. ) of Bass
Bassaw (n.) See Bashaw.
Basset (n.) A game at cards, resembling the modern faro, said to have been invented at Venice.
Basset (a.) Inc
Basset (n.) The edge of a geological stratum at the surface of the ground; the outcrop.
Basset (v. i.) To inc
Basted (imp. & p. p.) of Baste
Baston (n.) A staff or cudgel.
Baston (n.) See Baton.
Baston (n.) An officer bearing a painted staff, who formerly was in attendance upon the king's court to take into custody persons committed by the court.
Basyle (n.) A positive or nonacid constituent of compound, either elementary, or, if compound, performing the functions of an element.
Batted (imp. & p. p.) of Bat
Batata (n.) An aboriginal American name for the sweet potato (Ipomaea batatas).
Bating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bate
Bateau (n.) A boat; esp. a flat-bottomed, clumsy boat used on the Canadian lakes and rivers.
Batful (v. i.) Rich; fertile.
Bathed (imp. & p. p.) of Bathe
Bather (n.) One who bathes.
Bathos (n.) A ludicrous descent from the elevated to the low, in writing or speech; anticlimax.
Bating (prep.) With the exception of; excepting.
Batlet (n.) A short bat for beating clothes in washing them; -- called also batler, batling staff, batting staff.
Batman (n.) A weight used in the East, varying according to the locality; in Turkey, the greater batman is about 157 pounds, the lesser only a fourth of this; at Aleppo and Smyrna, the batman is 17 pounds.
Batmen (pl. ) of Batman
Batman (n.) A man who has charge of a bathorse and his load.
Batoon (n.) See Baton, and Baston.
Battel (n.) A single combat; as, trial by battel. See Wager of battel, under Wager.
Battel (n.) Provisions ordered from the buttery; also, the charges for them; -- only in the pl., except when used adjectively.
Battel (v. i.) To be supplied with provisions from the buttery.
Battel (v. i.) To make fertile.
Battel (a.) Fertile; fruitful; productive.
Batten (v. t.) To make fat by plenteous feeding; to fatten.
Batten (v. t.) To fertilize or enrich, as land.
Batten (v. i.) To grow fat; to grow fat in ease and luxury; to glut one's self.
Batten (n .) A strip of sawed stuff, or a scantling; as, (a) pl. (Com. & Arch.) Sawed timbers about 7 by 2 1/2 inches and not less than 6 feet long. Brande & C. (b) (Naut.) A strip of wood used in fastening the edges of a tarpaulin to the deck, also around masts to prevent chafing. (c) A long, thin strip used to strengthen a part, to cover a crack, etc.
Batten (v. t.) To furnish or fasten with battens.
Batten (v. t.) The movable bar of a loom, which strikes home or closes the threads of a woof.
Batter (v. t.) To beat with successive blows; to beat repeatedly and with violence, so as to bruise, shatter, or demolish; as, to batter a wall or rampart.
Batter (v. t.) To wear or impair as if by beating or by hard usage.
Batter (v. t.) To flatten (metal) by hammering, so as to compress it inwardly and spread it outwardly.
Batter (v. t.) A semi-liquid mixture of several ingredients, as, flour, eggs, milk, etc., beaten together and used in cookery.
Batter (v. t.) Paste of clay or loam.
Batter (v. t.) A bruise on the face of a plate or of type in the form.
Batter (n.) A backward slope in the face of a wall or of a bank; receding slope.
Batter (v. i.) To slope gently backward.
Batter (n.) One who wields a bat; a batsman.
Battle (a.) Fertile. See Battel, a.
Battle (v. t.) A general action, fight, or encounter, in which all the divisions of an army are or may be engaged; an engagement; a combat.
Battle (v. t.) A struggle; a contest; as, the battle of life.
Battle (v. t.) A division of an army; a battalion.
Battle (v. t.) The main body, as distinct from the van and rear; battalia.
Battle (n.) To join in battle; to contend in fight; as, to battle over theories.
Battle (v. t.) To assail in battle; to fight.
Batton (n.) See Batten, and Baton.
Battue (v. t.) The act of beating the woods, bushes, etc., for game.
Battue (v. t.) The game itself.
Battue (v. t.) The wanton slaughter of game.
Batule (n.) A springboard in a circus or gymnasium; -- called also batule board.
Batzen (pl. ) of Batz
Baubee (n.) Same as Bawbee.
Bauble (n.) A trifling piece of finery; a gewgaw; that which is gay and showy without real value; a cheap, showy plaything.
Bauble (n.) The fool's club.
Bavian (n.) A baboon.
Bawbee (n.) A halfpenny.
Bawble (n.) A trinket. See Bauble.
Bawdry (n.) The practice of procuring women for the gratification of lust.
Bawdry (n.) Illicit intercourse; fornication.
Bawdry (n.) Obscenity; filthy, unchaste language.
Bawled (imp. & p. p.) of Bawl
Bawler (n.) One who bawls.
Bawrel (n.) A kind of hawk.
Bawsin (n.) Alt. of Bawson
Bawson (n.) A badger.
Bawson (n.) A large, unwieldy person.
Baxter (n.) A baker; originally, a female baker.
Baying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bay
Bayard (a.) Properly, a bay horse, but often any horse. Commonly in the phrase blind bayard, an old blind horse.
Bayard (a.) A stupid, clownish fellow.
Bayous (pl. ) of Bayou
Bazaar (n.) Alt. of Bazar
Cabala (n.) A kind of occult theosophy or traditional interpretation of the Scriptures among Jewish rabbis and certain mediaeval Christians, which treats of the nature of god and the mystery of human existence. It assumes that every letter, word, number, and accent of Scripture contains a hidden sense; and it teaches the methods of interpretation for ascertaining these occult meanings. The cabalists pretend even to foretell events by this means.
Cabala (n.) Secret science in general; mystic art; mystery.
Cabeca (n.) Alt. of Cabesse
Cabiai (n.) The capybara. See Capybara.
Cabled (imp. & p. p.) of Cable
Cabled (a.) Fastened with, or attached to, a cable or rope.
Cabled (a.) Adorned with cabling.
Cablet (n.) A little cable less than ten inches in circumference.
Cabmen (pl. ) of Cabman
Cabman (n.) The driver of a cab.
Cabree (n.) The pronghorn antelope.
Cabrit (n.) Same as Cabree.
Caburn (n.) A small
Cachet (n.) A seal, as of a letter.
Cachou (n.) A silvered aromatic pill, used to correct the odor of the breath.
Cackle (v. i.) To make a sharp, broken noise or cry, as a hen or goose does.
Cackle (v. i.) To laugh with a broken noise, like the cackling of a hen or a goose; to giggle.
Cackle (v. i.) To talk in a silly manner; to prattle.
Cackle (n.) The sharp broken noise made by a goose or by a hen that has laid an egg.
Cackle (n.) Idle talk; silly prattle.
Cacoon (n.) One of the seeds or large beans of a tropical vine (Entada scandens) used for making purses, scent bottles, etc.
Cactus (n.) Any plant of the order Cactacae, as the prickly pear and the night-blooming cereus. See Cereus. They usually have leafless stems and branches, often beset with clustered thorns, and are mostly natives of the warmer parts of America.
Caddis (n.) The larva of a caddice fly. These larvae generally live in cylindrical cases, open at each end, and covered externally with pieces of broken shells, gravel, bits of wood, etc. They are a favorite bait with anglers. Called also caddice worm, or caddis worm.
Caddis (n.) A kind of worsted lace or ribbon.
Caddow (n.) A jackdaw.
Cadene (n.) A species of inferior carpet imported from the Levant.
Cadent (a.) Falling.
Cadged (imp. & p. p.) of Cadge
Cadger (v. t.) A packman or itinerant huckster.
Cadger (v. t.) One who gets his living by trickery or begging.
Cadger (n.) One who carries hawks on a cadge.
Caddie (n.) A Scotch errand boy, porter, or messenger.
Cadmia (n.) An oxide of zinc which collects on the sides of furnaces where zinc is sublimed. Formerly applied to the mineral calamine.
Cadmic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, cadmium; as, cadmic sulphide.
Caduke (a.) Perishable; frail; transitory.
Caecal (a.) Of or pertaining to the caecum, or blind gut.
Caecal (a.) Having the form of a caecum, or bag with one opening; baglike; as, the caecal extremity of a duct.
Caecum (n.) A cavity open at one end, as the blind end of a canal or duct.
Caecum (n.) The blind part of the large intestine beyond the entrance of the small intestine; -- called also the blind gut.
Caesar (n.) A Roman emperor, as being the successor of Augustus Caesar. Hence, a kaiser, or emperor of Germany, or any emperor or powerful ruler. See Kaiser, Kesar.
Caffre (n.) See Kaffir.
Cafila (n.) Alt. of Cafileh
Caftan (n.) A garment worn throughout the Levant, consisting of a long gown with sleeves reaching below the hands. It is generally fastened by a belt or sash.
Caftan (v. t.) To clothe with a caftan.
Caging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cage
Cagmag (n.) A tough old goose; hence, coarse, bad food of any kind.
Cahier (n.) A number of sheets of paper put loosely together; esp. one of the successive portions of a work printed in numbers.
Cahier (n.) A memorial of a body; a report of legislative proceedings, etc.
Cahoot (n.) Partnership; as, to go in cahoot with a person.
Caiman (n.) See Cayman.
Caique (n.) A light skiff or rowboat used on the Bosporus; also, a Levantine vessel of larger size.
Ca ira () The refrain of a famous song of the French Revolution.
Cajole (v. i.) To deceive with flattery or fair words; to wheedle.
Caking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cake
Calade (n.) A slope or declivity in a manege ground down which a horse is made to gallop, to give suppleness to his haunches.
Calami (pl. ) of Calamus
Calash (n.) A light carriage with low wheels, having a top or hood that can be raised or lowered, seats for inside, a separate seat for the driver, and often a movable front, so that it can be used as either an open or a close carriage.
Calash (n.) In Canada, a two-wheeled, one-seated vehicle, with a calash top, and the driver's seat elevated in front.
Calash (n.) A hood or top of a carriage which can be thrown back at pleasure.
Calash (n.) A hood, formerly worn by ladies, which could be drawn forward or thrown back like the top of a carriage.
Calcar (n.) A kind of oven, or reverberatory furnace, used for the calcination of sand and potash, and converting them into frit.
Calcar (n.) A hollow tube or spur at the base of a petal or corolla.
Calcar (n.) A slender bony process from the ankle joint of bats, which helps to support the posterior part of the web, in flight.
Calcar (n.) A spur, or spurlike prominence.
Calcar (n.) A curved ridge in the floor of the leteral ventricle of the brain; the calcar avis, hippocampus minor, or ergot.
Calced (a.) Wearing shoes; calceated; -- in distintion from discalced or barefooted; as the calced Carmelites.
Calces (n. pl.) See Calx.
Calcic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, calcium or lime.
Calefy (v. i.) To make warm or hot.
Calefy (v. i.) To grow hot or warm.
Calves (pl. ) of Calf
Calice (n.) See Chalice.
Calico (n.) Plain white cloth made from cotton, but which receives distinctive names according to quality and use, as, super calicoes, shirting calicoes, unbleached calicoes, etc.
Calico (n.) Cotton cloth printed with a figured pattern.
Calico (a.) Made of, or having the appearance of, calico; -- often applied to an animal, as a horse or cat, on whose body are large patches of a color strikingly different from its main color.
Caligo (n.) Dimness or obscurity of sight, dependent upon a speck on the cornea; also, the speck itself.
Caliph (n.) Successor or vicar; -- a title of the successors of Mohammed both as temporal and spiritual rulers, now used by the sultans of Turkey.
Calked (imp. &p. p.) of Calk
Calker (n.) One who calks.
Calker (n.) A calk on a shoe. See Calk, n., 1.
Calkin (n.) A calk on a shoe. See Calk, n., 1.
Called (imp. & p. p.) of Call
Callat (n.) Same as Callet.
Caller (n.) One who calls.
Caller (a.) Cool; refreshing; fresh; as, a caller day; the caller air.
Caller (a.) Fresh; in good condition; as, caller berrings.
Callet (n.) A trull or prostitute; a scold or gossip.
Callet (v. i.) To rail or scold.
Callid (a.) Characterized by cunning or shrewdness; crafty.
Callot (n.) A plant coif or skullcap. Same as Calotte.
Callow (a.) Destitute of feathers; naked; unfledged.
Callow (a.) Immature; boyish; "green"; as, a callow youth.
Callow (n.) A kind of duck. See Old squaw.
Callus (n.) Same as Callosity
Callus (n.) The material of repair in fractures of bone; a substance exuded at the site of fracture, which is at first soft or cartilaginous in consistence, but is ultimately converted into true bone and unites the fragments into a single piece.
Callus (n.) The new formation over the end of a cutting, before it puts out rootlets.
Calmed (imp. & p. p.) of Calm
Calmer (n.) One who, or that which, makes calm.
Calmly (adv.) In a calm manner.
Callot (n.) A close cap without visor or brim.
Callot (n.) Such a cap, worn by English serjeants at law.
Callot (n.) Such a cap, worn by the French cavalry under their helmets.
Callot (n.) Such a cap, worn by the clergy of the Roman Catholic Church.
Calque (v. t.) See 2d Calk, v. t.
Calved (imp. & p. p.) of Calve
Calver (v. i.) To cut in slices and pickle, as salmon.
Calver (v. i.) To crimp; as, calvered salmon.
Calver (v. i.) To bear, or be susceptible of, being calvered; as, grayling's flesh will calver.
Calxes (pl. ) of Calx
Calces (pl. ) of Calx
Calyon (n.) Flint or pebble stone, used in building walls, etc.
Camail (n.) A neck guard of chain mall, hanging from the bascinet or other headpiece.
Camail (n.) A hood of other material than mail;
Camail (n.) a hood worn in church services, -- the amice, or the like.
Camass (n.) A blue-flowered liliaceous plant (Camassia esculenta) of northwestern America, the bulbs of which are collected for food by the Indians.
Camber (n.) An upward convexity of a deck or other surface; as, she has a high camber (said of a vessel having an unusual convexity of deck).
Camber (n.) An upward concavity in the under side of a beam, girder, or lintel; also, a slight upward concavity in a straight arch. See Hogback.
Camber (v. t.) To cut bend to an upward curve; to construct, as a deck, with an upward curve.
Camber (v. i.) To curve upward.
Cameos (pl. ) of Cameo
Camera (n.) A chamber, or instrument having a chamber. Specifically: The camera obscura when used in photography. See Camera, and Camera obscura.
Camlet (n.) A woven fabric originally made of camel's hair, now chiefly of goat's hair and silk, or of wool and cotton.
Cammas (n.) See Camass.
Camous (a.) Alt. of Camoys
Camoys (a.) Flat; depressed; crooked; -- said only of the nose.
Camped (imp. & p. p.) of Camp
Camper (n.) One who lodges temporarily in a hut or camp.
Campus (n.) The principal grounds of a college or school, between the buildings or within the main inclosure; as, the college campus.
Canned (imp. & p. p.) of Can
Ca?ada (n.) A small ca?on; a narrow valley or glen; also, but less frequently, an open valley.
Canada (n.) A British province in North America, giving its name to various plants and animals.
Canard (n.) An extravagant or absurd report or story; a fabricated sensational report or statement; esp. one set afloat in the newspapers to hoax the public.
Canary (a.) Of or pertaining to the Canary Islands; as, canary wine; canary birds.
Canary (a.) Of a pale yellowish color; as, Canary stone.
Canary (n.) Wine made in the Canary Islands; sack.
Canary (n.) A canary bird.
Canary (n.) A pale yellow color, like that of a canary bird.
Canary (n.) A quick and lively dance.
Canary (v. i.) To perform the canary dance; to move nimbly; to caper.
Cancan (n.) A rollicking French dance, accompanied by indecorous or extravagant postures and gestures.
Cancel (v. i.) To inclose or surround, as with a railing, or with latticework.
Cancel (v. i.) To shut out, as with a railing or with latticework; to exclude.
Cancel (v. i.) To cross and deface, as the
Cancel (v. i.) To annul or destroy; to revoke or recall.
Cancel (v. i.) To suppress or omit; to strike out, as matter in type.
Cancel (v. i.) An inclosure; a boundary; a limit.
Cancel (v. i.) The suppression or striking out of matter in type, or of a printed page or pages.
Cancel (v. i.) The part thus suppressed.
Cancer (n.) A genus of decapod Crustacea, including some of the most common shore crabs of Europe and North America, as the rock crab, Jonah crab, etc. See Crab.
Cancer (n.) The fourth of the twelve signs of the zodiac. The first point is the northern limit of the sun's course in summer; hence, the sign of the summer solstice. See Tropic.
Cancer (n.) A northern constellation between Gemini and Leo.
Cancer (n.) Formerly, any malignant growth, esp. one attended with great pain and ulceration, with cachexia and progressive emaciation. It was so called, perhaps, from the great veins which surround it, compared by the ancients to the claws of a crab. The term is now restricted to such a growth made up of aggregations of epithelial cells, either without support or embedded in the meshes of a trabecular framework.
Candid (a.) White.
Candid (a.) Free from undue bias; disposed to think and judge according to truth and justice, or without partiality or prejudice; fair; just; impartial; as, a candid opinion.
Candid (a.) Open; frank; ingenuous; outspoken.
Candle (n.) A slender, cylindrical body of tallow, containing a wick composed of loosely twisted
Candle (n.) That which gives light; a luminary.
Candor (n.) Whiteness; brightness; (as applied to moral conditions) usullied purity; innocence.
Candor (n.) A disposition to treat subjects with fairness; freedom from prejudice or disguise; frankness; sincerity.
Caning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cane
Canine (a.) Of or pertaining to the family Canidae, or dogs and wolves; having the nature or qualities of a dog; like that or those of a dog.
Canine (a.) Of or pertaining to the pointed tooth on each side the incisors.
Canine (n.) A canine tooth.
Canker (n.) A corroding or sloughing ulcer; esp. a spreading gangrenous ulcer or collection of ulcers in or about the mouth; -- called also water canker, canker of the mouth, and noma.
Canker (n.) Anything which corrodes, corrupts, or destroy.
Canker (n.) A disease incident to trees, causing the bark to rot and fall off.
Canker (n.) An obstinate and often incurable disease of a horse's foot, characterized by separation of the horny portion and the development of fungoid growths; -- usually resulting from neglected thrush.
Canker (n.) A kind of wild, worthless rose; the dog-rose.
Canker (v. t.) To affect as a canker; to eat away; to corrode; to consume.
Canker (v. t.) To infect or pollute; to corrupt.
Canker (v. i.) To waste away, grow rusty, or be oxidized, as a mineral.
Canker (v. i.) To be or become diseased, or as if diseased, with canker; to grow corrupt; to become venomous.
Cannon (pl. ) of Cannon
Cannon (n.) A great gun; a piece of ordnance or artillery; a firearm for discharging heavy shot with great force.
Cannon (n.) A hollow cylindrical piece carried by a revolving shaft, on which it may, however, revolve independently.
Cannon (n.) A kind of type. See Canon.
Cannon (n. & v.) See Carom.
Cannot () Am, is, or are, not able; -- written either as one word or two.
Cannei (a.) Artful; cunning; shrewd; wary.
Cannei (a.) Skillful; knowing; capable.
Cannei (a.) Cautious; prudent; safe..
Cannei (a.) Having pleasing or useful qualities; gentle.
Cannei (a.) Reputed to have magical powers.
Canoes (pl. ) of Canoe
Canoed (imp. & p. p.) of Canoe
Canopy (n.) A covering fixed over a bed, dais, or the like, or carried on poles over an exalted personage or a sacred object, etc. chiefly as a mark of honor.
Canopy (n.) An ornamental projection, over a door, window, niche, etc.
Canopy (n.) Also, a rooflike covering, supported on pillars over an altar, a statue, a fountain, etc.
Canopy (v. t.) To cover with, or as with, a canopy.
Canted (imp. & p. p.) of Cant
Cantab (n.) A Cantabrigian.
Cantar (n.) Alt. of Cantarro
Canted (a.) Having angles; as, a six canted bolt head; a canted window.
Canted (a.) Inc
Cantel (n.) See Cantle.
Canter (n.) A moderate and easy gallop adapted to pleasure riding.
Canter (n.) A rapid or easy passing over.
Canter (v. i.) To move in a canter.
Canter (v. t.) To cause, as a horse, to go at a canter; to ride (a horse) at a canter.
Canter (n.) One who cants or whines; a beggar.
Canter (n.) One who makes hypocritical pretensions to goodness; one who uses canting language.
Canthi (pl. ) of Canthus
Cantle (n.) A corner or edge of anything; a piece; a fragment; a part.
Cantle (n.) The upwardly projecting rear part of saddle, opposite to the pommel.
Cantle (v. t.) To cut in pieces; to cut out from.
Cantos (pl. ) of Canto
Canton (n.) A song or canto
Canton (n.) A small portion; a division; a compartment.
Canton (n.) A small community or clan.
Canton (n.) A small territorial district; esp. one of the twenty-two independent states which form the Swiss federal republic; in France, a subdivision of an arrondissement. See Arrondissement.
Canton (n.) A division of a shield occupying one third part of the chief, usually on the dexter side, formed by a perpendicular
Canton (v. i.) To divide into small parts or districts; to mark off or separate, as a distinct portion or division.
Canton (v. i.) To allot separate quarters to, as to different parts or divisions of an army or body of troops.
Cantor (n.) A singer; esp. the leader of a church choir; a precentor.
Canuck (n.) A Canadian.
Canuck (n.) A small or medium-sized hardy horse, common in Canada.
Canula (a.) Alt. of Canulated
Canvas (n.) A strong cloth made of hemp, flax, or cotton; -- used for tents, sails, etc.
Canvas (n.) A coarse cloth so woven as to form regular meshes for working with the needle, as in tapestry, or worsted work.
Canvas (n.) A piece of strong cloth of which the surface has been prepared to receive painting, commonly painting in oil.
Canvas (n.) Something for which canvas is used: (a) A sail, or a collection of sails. (b) A tent, or a collection of tents. (c) A painting, or a picture on canvas.
Canvas (n.) A rough draft or model of a song, air, or other literary or musical composition; esp. one to show a poet the measure of the verses he is to make.
Canvas (a.) Made of, pertaining to, or resembling, canvas or coarse cloth; as, a canvas tent.
Canyon (n.) The English form of the Spanish word Ca?on.
Capped (imp. & p. p.) of Cap
Capape (adv.) See Cap-a-pie.
Capful (n.) As much as will fill a cap.
Capias (n.) A writ or process commanding the officer to take the body of the person named in it, that is, to arrest him; -- also called writ of capias.
Capite (n.) See under Tenant.
Capivi (n.) A balsam of the Spanish West Indies. See Copaiba.
Caplin (n.) See Capelin.
Caplin (n.) Alt. of Capling
Capoch (n.) A hood; especially, the hood attached to the gown of a monk.
Capoch (v. t.) To cover with, or as with, a hood; hence, to hoodwink or blind.
Capote (n.) A long cloak or overcoat, especially one with a hood.
Capper (n.) One whose business is to make or sell caps.
Capper (n.) A by-bidder; a decoy for gamblers [Slang, U. S.].
Capper (n.) An instrument for applying a percussion cap to a gun or cartridge.
Capric (a.) Of or pertaining to capric acid or its derivatives.
Caprid (a.) Of or pertaining to the tribe of ruminants of which the goat, or genus Capra, is the type.
Captor (n.) One who captures any person or thing, as a prisoner or a prize.
Capita (pl. ) of Caput
Carack (n.) A kind of large ship formerly used by the Spaniards and Portuguese in the East India trade; a galleon.
Carafe (n.) A glass water bottle for the table or toilet; -- called also croft.
Caranx (n.) A genus of fishes, common on the Atlantic coast, including the yellow or golden mackerel.
Carbon (n.) An elementary substance, not metallic in its nature, which is present in all organic compounds. Atomic weight 11.97. Symbol C. it is combustible, and forms the base of lampblack and charcoal, and enters largely into mineral coals. In its pure crystallized state it constitutes the diamond, the hardest of known substances, occuring in monometric crystals like the octahedron, etc. Another modification is graphite, or blacklead, and in this it is soft, and occurs in hexagonal prisms or
Carboy (n.) A large, globular glass bottle, esp. one of green glass, inclosed in basket work or in a box, for protection; -- used commonly for carrying corrosive liquids; as sulphuric acid, etc.
Carded (imp. & p. p.) of Card
Carder (n.) One who, or that which cards wool flax, etc.
Cardia (n.) The heart.
Cardia (n.) The anterior or cardiac orifice of the stomach, where the esophagus enters it.
Cardol (n.) A yellow oily liquid, extracted from the shell of the cashew nut.
Caring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Care
Careen (v. t.) To cause (a vessel) to lean over so that she floats on one side, leaving the other side out of water and accessible for repairs below the water
Careen (v. i.) To inc
Career (n.) A race course: the ground run over.
Career (n.) A running; full speed; a rapid course.
Career (n.) General course of action or conduct in life, or in a particular part or calling in life, or in some special undertaking; usually applied to course or conduct which is of a public character; as, Washington's career as a soldier.
Career (n.) The flight of a hawk.
Career (v. i.) To move or run rapidly.
Carene (n.) A fast of forty days on bread and water.
Caress (n.) An act of endearment; any act or expression of affection; an embracing, or touching, with tenderness.
Caress (n.) To treat with tokens of fondness, affection, or kindness; to touch or speak to in a loving or endearing manner; to fondle.
Caries (pl. ) of Carib
Caribe (n.) A south American fresh water fish of the genus Serrasalmo of many species, remarkable for its voracity. When numerous they attack man or beast, often with fatal results.
Caries (n.) Ulceration of bone; a process in which bone disintegrates and is carried away piecemeal, as distinguished from necrosis, in which it dies in masses.
Carina (n.) A keel
Carina (n.) That part of a papilionaceous flower, consisting of two petals, commonly united, which incloses the organs of fructification
Carina (n.) A longitudinal ridge or projection like the keel of a boat.
Carina (n.) The keel of the breastbone of birds.
Carlin (n.) An old woman.
Carlot (n.) A churl; a boor; a peasant or countryman.
Carman (n.) A man whose employment is to drive, or to convey goods in, a car or car.
Carmot (n.) The matter of which the philosopher's stone was believed to be composed.
Carnal (a.) Of or pertaining to the body or its appetites; animal; fleshly; sensual; given to sensual indulgence; lustful; human or worldly as opposed to spiritual.
Carnal (a.) Flesh-devouring; cruel; ravenous; bloody.
Carney (n.) A disease of horses, in which the mouth is so furred that the afflicted animal can not eat.
Carnin (n.) A white crystal
Carrol (n.) A small closet or inclosure built against a window on the inner side, to sit in for study. The word was used as late as the 16th century.
Caroli (pl. ) of Carolus
Carped (imp. & p. p.) of Carp
Carpal (a.) Of or pertaining to the carpus, or wrist.
Carpal (n.) One of the bones or cartilages of the carpus; a carpale.
Carpel (n.) Alt. of Carpellum
Carper (n.) One who carps; a caviler.
Carpet (n.) A heavy woven or felted fabric, usually of wool, but also of cotton, hemp, straw, etc.; esp. a floor covering made in breadths to be sewed together and nailed to the floor, as distinguished from a rug or mat; originally, also, a wrought cover for tables.
Carpet (n.) A smooth soft covering resembling or suggesting a carpet.
Carpet (v. t.) To cover with, or as with, a carpet; to spread with carpets; to furnish with a carpet or carpets.
Carpus (n.) The wrist; the bones or cartilages between the forearm, or antibrachium, and the hand or forefoot; in man, consisting of eight short bones disposed in two rows.
Carrel (n.) See Quarrel, an arrow.
Carrel (n.) Same as 4th Carol.
Carrol (n.) See 4th Carol.
Carrom (n.) See Carom.
Carrot (n.) An umbelliferous biennial plant (Daucus Carota), of many varieties.
Carrot (n.) The esculent root of cultivated varieties of the plant, usually spindle-shaped, and of a reddish yellow color.
Carrow (n.) A strolling gamester.
Carryk (n.) A carack.
Carted (imp. & p. p.) of Cart
Quarte (n.) A position in thrusting or parrying, with the inside of the hand turned upward and the point of the weapon toward the adversary's right breast.
Cartel (n.) An agreement between belligerents for the exchange of prisoners.
Cartel (n.) A letter of defiance or challenge; a challenge to single combat.
Cartel (v. t.) To defy or challenge.
Carter (n.) A charioteer.
Carter (n.) A man who drives a cart; a teamster.
Carter (n.) Any species of Phalangium; -- also called harvestman
Carter (n.) A British fish; the whiff.
Carton (n.) Pasteboard for paper boxes; also, a pasteboard box.
Carved (imp. & p. p.) of Carve
Carvel (n.) Same as Caravel.
Carvel (n.) A species of jellyfish; sea blubber.
Carven (a.) Wrought by carving; ornamented by carvings; carved.
Carver (n.) One who carves; one who shapes or fashions by carving, or as by carving; esp. one who carves decorative forms, architectural adornments, etc.
Carver (n.) One who carves or divides meat at table.
Carver (n.) A large knife for carving.
Carvol (n.) One of a species of aromatic oils, resembling carvacrol.
Casing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Case
Caseic (a.) Of or pertaining to cheese; as, caseic acid.
Casein (n.) A proteid substance present in both the animal and the vegetable kingdom. In the animal kingdom it is chiefly found in milk, and constitutes the main part of the curd separated by rennet; in the vegetable kingdom it is found more or less abundantly in the seeds of leguminous plants. Its reactions resemble those of alkali albumin.
Casern (n.) A lodging for soldiers in garrison towns, usually near the rampart; barracks.
Caseum (n.) Same as Casein.
Cashed (imp. & p. p.) of Cash
Casing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cash
Cashew (n.) A tree (Anacardium occidentale) of the same family which the sumac. It is native in tropical America, but is now naturalized in all tropical countries. Its fruit, a kidney-shaped nut, grows at the extremity of an edible, pear-shaped hypocarp, about three inches long.
Cashoo (n.) See Catechu.
Casing (n.) The act or process of inclosing in, or covering with, a case or thin substance, as plaster, boards, etc.
Casing (n.) An outside covering, for protection or ornament, or to precent the radiation of heat.
Casing (n.) An inclosing frame; esp. the framework around a door or a window. See Case, n., 4.
Casini (pl. ) of Casino
Casino (n.) A small country house.
Casino (n.) A building or room used for meetings, or public amusements, for dancing, gaming, etc.
Casino (n.) A game at cards. See Cassino.
Casket (n.) A small chest or box, esp. of rich material or ornamental character, as for jewels, etc.
Casket (n.) A kind of burial case.
Casket (n.) Anything containing or intended to contain something highly esteemed
Casket (n.) The body.
Casket (n.) The tomb.
Casket (n.) A book of selections.
Casket (n.) A gasket. See Gasket.
Casket (v. t.) To put into, or preserve in, a casket.
Casque (n.) A piece of defensive or ornamental armor (with or without a vizor) for the head and neck; a helmet.
Cassia (n.) A genus of leguminous plants (herbs, shrubs, or trees) of many species, most of which have purgative qualities. The leaves of several species furnish the senna used in medicine.
Cassia (n.) The bark of several species of Cinnamomum grown in China, etc.; Chinese cinnamon. It is imported as cassia, but commonly sold as cinnamon, from which it differs more or less in strength and flavor, and the amount of outer bark attached.
Caster (n.) One who casts; as, caster of stones, etc. ; a caster of cannon; a caster of accounts.
Caster (n.) A vial, cruet, or other small vessel, used to contain condiments at the table; as, a set of casters.
Caster (n.) A stand to hold a set of cruets.
Caster (n.) A small wheel on a swivel, on which furniture is supported and moved.
Castle (n.) A fortified residence, especially that of a prince or nobleman; a fortress.
Castle (n.) Any strong, imposing, and stately mansion.
Castle (n.) A small tower, as on a ship, or an elephant's back.
Castle (n.) A piece, made to represent a castle, used in the game of chess; a rook.
Castle (v. i.) To move the castle to the square next to king, and then the king around the castle to the square next beyond it, for the purpose of covering the king.
Castor (n.) A genus of rodents, including the beaver. See Beaver.
Castor (n.) Castoreum. See Castoreum.
Castor (n.) A hat, esp. one made of beaver fur; a beaver.
Castor (n.) A heavy quality of broadcloth for overcoats.
Castor (n.) See Caster, a small wheel.
Castor (n.) the northernmost of the two bright stars in the constellation Gemini, the other being Pollux.
Castor (n.) Alt. of Castorite
Casual (a.) Happening or coming to pass without design, and without being foreseen or expected; accidental; fortuitous; coming by chance.
Casual (a.) Coming without regularity; occasional; incidental; as, casual expenses.
Casual (n.) One who receives relief for a night in a parish to which he does not belong; a vagrant.
Caught (imp. & p. p.) of Catch
Catsup (n.) A table sauce made from mushrooms, tomatoes, walnuts, etc.
Catene (pl. ) of Catena
Catena (n.) A chain or series of things connected with each other.
Catery (n.) The place where provisions are deposited.
Catgut (n.) A cord of great toughness made from the intestines of animals, esp. of sheep, used for strings of musical instruments, etc.
Catgut (n.) A sort of
Cathay (n.) China; -- an old name for the Celestial Empire, said have been introduced by Marco Polo and to be a corruption of the Tartar name for North China (Khitai, the country of the Khitans.)
Cation (n.) An electro-positive substance, which in electro-decomposition is evolved at the cathode; -- opposed to anion.
Catkin (n.) An ament; a species of inflorescence, consisting of a slender axis with many unisexual apetalous flowers along its sides, as in the willow and poplar, and (as to the staminate flowers) in the chestnut, oak, hickory, etc. -- so called from its resemblance to a cat's tail. See Illust. of Ament.
Catnip (n.) Alt. of Catmint
Catsos (pl. ) of Catso
Catsup (n.) Same as Catchup, and Ketchup.
Cattle (n. pl.) Quadrupeds of the Bovine family; sometimes, also, including all domestic quadrupeds, as sheep, goats, horses, mules, asses, and swine.
Caucus (n.) A meeting, especially a preliminary meeting, of persons belonging to a party, to nominate candidates for public office, or to select delegates to a nominating convention, or to confer regarding measures of party policy; a political primary meeting.
Caucus (v. i.) To hold, or meet in, a caucus or caucuses.
Caudad (adv.) Backwards; toward the tail or posterior part.
Caudal (a.) Of the nature of, or pertaining to, a tail; having a tail-like appendage.
Caudex (n.) The stem of a tree., esp. a stem without a branch, as of a palm or a tree fern; also, the perennial rootstock of an herbaceous plant.
Caudle (n.) A kind of warm drink for sick persons, being a mixture of wine with eggs, bread, sugar, and spices.
Caudle (v. t.) To make into caudle.
Caudle (v. t.) Too serve as a caudle to; to refresh.
Caufle (n.) A gang of slaves. Same as Coffle.
Caught () imp. & p. p. of Catch.
Cauker (n.) See Cawk, Calker.
Caules (pl. ) of Caulis
Caulis (n.) An herbaceous or woody stem which bears leaves, and may bear flowers.
Causal (a.) Relating to a cause or causes; inplying or containing a cause or causes; expressing a cause; causative.
Causal (n.) A causal word or form of speech.
Caused (imp. & p. p.) of Cause
Causer (n.) One who or that which causes.
Causey (n.) A way or road raised above the natural level of the ground, serving as a dry passage over wet or marshy ground.
Cautel (n.) Caution; prudence; wariness.
Cautel (n.) Craft; deceit; falseness.
Cauter (n.) A hot iron for searing or cauterizing.
Caving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cave
Caveat (n.) A notice given by an interested party to some officer not to do a certain act until the party is heard in opposition; as, a caveat entered in a probate court to stop the proving of a will or the taking out of letters of administration, etc.
Caveat (n.) A description of some invention, designed to be patented, lodged in the patent office before the patent right is applied for, and operating as a bar to the issue of letters patent to any other person, respecting the same invention.
Caveat (n.) Intimation of caution; warning; protest.
Cavern (n.) A large, deep, hollow place in the earth; a large cave.
Caviar (n.) The roes of the sturgeon, prepared and salted; -- used as a relish, esp. in Russia.
Cavity (n.) Hollowness.
Cavity (n.) A hollow place; a hollow; as, the abdominal cavity.
Cavort (v. i.) To prance ostentatiously; -- said of a horse or his rider.
Cavies (pl. ) of Cavy
Cawing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Caw
Cawker (n.) See Calker.
Caxton (n.) Any book printed by William Caxton, the first English printer.
Cayman (n.) The south America alligator. See Alligator.
Cayuse (n.) An Indian pony.
Dabbed (imp. & p. p.) of Dab
Dabber (n.) That with which one dabs; hence, a pad or other device used by printers, engravers, etc., as for dabbing type or engraved plates with ink.
Dabble (v. t.) To wet by little dips or strokes; to spatter; to sprinkle; to moisten; to wet.
Dabble (v. i.) To play in water, as with the hands; to paddle or splash in mud or water.
Dabble (v. i.) To work in slight or superficial manner; to do in a small way; to tamper; to meddle.
Daboia (n.) A large and highly venomous Asiatic viper (Daboia xanthica).
Dacapo () From the beginning; a direction to return to, and end with, the first strain; -- indicated by the letters D. C. Also, the strain so repeated.
Dacian (a.) Of or pertaining to Dacia or the Dacians.
Dacian (n.) A native of ancient Dacia.
Dacoit (n.) One of a class of robbers, in India, who act in gangs.
Dactyl (n.) A poetical foot of three sylables (-- ~ ~), one long followed by two short, or one accented followed by two unaccented; as, L. tegm/n/, E. mer\b6ciful; -- so called from the similarity of its arrangement to that of the joints of a finger.
Dactyl (n.) A finger or toe; a digit.
Dactyl (n.) The claw or terminal joint of a leg of an insect or crustacean.
Dadoes (pl. ) of Dado
Daedal (a.) Alt. of Daedalian
Daemon (a.) Alt. of Daemonic
Dagger (n.) A short weapon used for stabbing. This is the general term: cf. Poniard, Stiletto, Bowie knife, Dirk, Misericorde, Anlace.
Dagger (n.) A mark of reference in the form of a dagger [/]. It is the second in order when more than one reference occurs on a page; -- called also obelisk.
Dagger (v. t.) To pierce with a dagger; to stab.
Dagger (n.) A timber placed diagonally in a ship's frame.
Dagges (n. pl.) An ornamental cutting of the edges of garments, introduced about a. d. 1346, according to the Chronicles of St Albans.
Daggle (v. t.) To trail, so as to wet or befoul; to make wet and limp; to moisten.
Daggle (v. i.) To run, go, or trail one's self through water, mud, or slush; to draggle.
Dagoba (n.) A dome-shaped structure built over relics of Buddha or some Buddhist saint.
Dahlia (n.) A genus of plants native to Mexico and Central America, of the order Compositae; also, any plant or flower of the genus. The numerous varieties of cultivated dahlias bear conspicuous flowers which differ in color.
Dahlin (n.) A variety of starch extracted from the dahlia; -- called also inulin. See Inulin.
Daimio (n.) The title of the feudal nobles of Japan.
Dainty (n.) Value; estimation; the gratification or pleasure taken in anything.
Dainty (n.) That which is delicious or delicate; a delicacy.
Dainty (n.) A term of fondness.
Dainty (superl.) Rare; valuable; costly.
Dainty (superl.) Delicious to the palate; toothsome.
Dainty (superl.) Nice; delicate; elegant, in form, manner, or breeding; well-formed; neat; tender.
Dainty (superl.) Requiring dainties. Hence: Overnice; hard to please; fastidious; squeamish; scrupulous; ceremonious.
Dakoit (n.) Alt. of Dakoity
Dallop (n.) A tuft or clump.
Dammed (imp. & p. p.) of Dam
Damage (n.) Injury or harm to person, property, or reputation; an inflicted loss of value; detriment; hurt; mischief.
Damage (n.) The estimated reparation in money for detriment or injury sustained; a compensation, recompense, or satisfaction to one party, for a wrong or injury actually done to him by another.
Damage (n.) To ocassion damage to the soudness, goodness, or value of; to hurt; to injure; to impair.
Damage (v. i.) To receive damage or harm; to be injured or impaired in soudness or value; as. some colors in /oth damage in sunlight.
Damask (n.) Damask silk; silk woven with an elaborate pattern of flowers and the like.
Damask (n.) A heavy woolen or worsted stuff with a pattern woven in the same way as the
Damask (n.) Damask or Damascus steel; also, the peculiar markings or "water" of such steel.
Damask (n.) A deep pink or rose color.
Damask (a.) Pertaining to, or originating at, the city of Damascus; resembling the products or manufactures of Damascus.
Damask (a.) Having the color of the damask rose.
Damask (v. t.) To decorate in a way peculiar to Damascus or attributed to Damascus; particularly: (a) with flowers and rich designs, as silk; (b) with inlaid
Dammar (n.) Alt. of Dammara
Damned (imp. & p. p.) of Damn
Damned (a.) Sentenced to punishment in a future state; condemned; consigned to perdition.
Damned (a.) Hateful; detestable; abominable.
damnum (n.) Harm; detriment, either to character or property.
Damped (imp. & p. p.) of Damp
Dampen (v. t.) To make damp or moist; to make slightly wet.
Dampen (v. t.) To depress; to check; to make dull; to lessen.
Dampen (v. i.) To become damp; to deaden.
Damper (n.) That which damps or checks; as: (a) A valve or movable plate in the flue or other part of a stove, furnace, etc., used to check or regulate the draught of air. (b) A contrivance, as in a pianoforte, to deaden vibrations; or, as in other pieces of mechanism, to check some action at a particular time.
Dampne (v. t.) To damn.
Damsel (n.) A young person, either male or female, of noble or gentle extraction; as, Damsel Pepin; Damsel Richard, Prince of Wales.
Damsel (n.) A young unmarried woman; a girl; a maiden.
Damsel (n.) An attachment to a millstone spindle for shaking the hopper.
Damson (n.) A small oval plum of a blue color, the fruit of a variety of the Prunus domestica; -- called also damask plum.
Danced (imp. & p. p.) of Dance
Dancer (n.) One who dances or who practices dancing.
Dander (n.) Dandruff or scurf on the head.
Dander (n.) Anger or vexation; rage.
Dander (v. i.) To wander about; to saunter; to talk incoherently.
Dandie (n.) One of a breed of small terriers; -- called also Dandie Dinmont.
Dandle (v. t.) To move up and down on one's knee or in one's arms, in affectionate play, as an infant.
Dandle (v. t.) To treat with fondness, as if a child; to fondle; to toy with; to pet.
Dandle (v. t.) To play with; to put off or delay by trifles; to wheedle.
Danger (n.) Authority; jurisdiction; control.
Danger (n.) Power to harm; subjection or liability to penalty.
Danger (n.) Exposure to injury, loss, pain, or other evil; peril; risk; insecurity.
Danger (n.) Difficulty; sparingness.
Danger (n.) Coyness; disdainful behavior.
Danger (v. t.) To endanger.
Dangle (v. i.) To hang loosely, or with a swinging or jerking motion.
Dangle (v. t.) To cause to dangle; to swing, as something suspended loosely; as, to dangle the feet.
Daniel (n.) A Hebrew prophet distinguished for sagacity and ripeness of judgment in youth; hence, a sagacious and upright judge.
Danish (a.) Belonging to the Danes, or to their language or country.
Danish (n.) The language of the Danes.
Danite (n.) A descendant of Dan; an Israelite of the tribe of Dan.
Danite (n.) One of a secret association of Mormons, bound by an oath to obey the heads of the church in all things.
Daphne (n.) A genus of diminutive Shrubs, mostly evergreen, and with fragrant blossoms.
Daphne (n.) A nymph of Diana, fabled to have been changed into a laurel tree.
Dapper (a.) Little and active; spruce; trim; smart; neat in dress or appearance; lively.
Dapple (n.) One of the spots on a dappled animal.
Dapple (a.) Alt. of Dappled
Dapple (v. t.) To variegate with spots; to spot.
Daring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dare
Daring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dare
Dargue (n.) A day's work; also, a fixed amount of work, whether more or less than that of a day.
Daring (n.) Boldness; fearlessness; adventurousness; also, a daring act.
Daring (a.) Bold; fearless; adventurous; as, daring spirits.
Darken (a.) To make dark or black; to deprive of light; to obscure; as, a darkened room.
Darken (a.) To render dim; to deprive of vision.
Darken (a.) To cloud, obscure, or perplex; to render less clear or intelligible.
Darken (a.) To cast a gloom upon.
Darken (a.) To make foul; to sully; to tarnish.
Darken (v. i.) To grow or darker.
Darkle (v. i.) To grow dark; to show indistinctly.
Darkly (adv.) With imperfect light, clearness, or knowledge; obscurely; dimly; blindly; uncertainly.
Darkly (adv.) With a dark, gloomy, cruel, or menacing look.
Darned (imp. & p. p.) of Darn
Darnel (n.) Any grass of the genus Lolium, esp. the Lolium temulentum (bearded darnel), the grains of which have been reputed poisonous. Other species, as Lolium perenne (rye grass or ray grass), and its variety L. Italicum (Italian rye grass), are highly esteemed for pasture and for making hay.
Darner (n.) One who mends by darning.
Darnex (n.) Alt. of Darnic
Darnic (n.) Same as Dornick.
Darted (imp. & p. p.) of Dart
Darter (n.) One who darts, or who throw darts; that which darts.
Darter (n.) The snakebird, a water bird of the genus Plotus; -- so called because it darts out its long, snakelike neck at its prey. See Snakebird.
Darter (n.) A small fresh-water etheostomoid fish. The group includes numerous genera and species, all of them American. See Etheostomoid.
Dartle (v. t. & i.) To pierce or shoot through; to dart repeatedly: -- frequentative of dart.
Dartos (n.) A thin layer of peculiar contractile tissue directly beneath the skin of the scrotum.
Dasewe (v. i.) To become dim-sighted; to become dazed or dazzled.
Dashed (imp. & p. p.) of Dash
Dasher (n.) That which dashes or agitates; as, the dasher of a churn.
Dasher (n.) A dashboard or splashboard.
Dasher (n.) One who makes an ostentatious parade.
Datary (n.) An officer in the pope's court, having charge of the Dataria.
Datary (n.) The office or employment of a datary.
Dating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Date
Dative (a.) Noting the case of a noun which expresses the remoter object, and is generally indicated in English by to or for with the objective.
Dative (a.) In one's gift; capable of being disposed of at will and pleasure, as an office.
Dative (a.) Removable, as distinguished from perpetual; -- said of an officer.
Dative (a.) Given by a magistrate, as distinguished from being cast upon a party by the law.
Dative (n.) The dative case. See Dative, a., 1.
Datura (n.) A genus of solanaceous plants, with large funnel-shaped flowers and a four-celled, capsular fruit.
Daubed (imp. & p. p.) of Daub
Dauber (n.) One who, or that which, daubs; especially, a coarse, unskillful painter.
Dauber (n.) A pad or ball of rags, covered over with canvas, for inking plates; a dabber.
Dauber (n.) A low and gross flatterer.
Dauber (n.) The mud wasp; the mud dauber.
Daubry (n.) A daubing; specious coloring; false pretenses.
Davyne (n.) A variety of nephelite from Vesuvius.
Davyum (n.) A rare metallic element found in platinum ore. It is a white malleable substance. Symbol Da. Atomic weight 154.
Dawdle (v. i.) To waste time in trifling employment; to trifle; to saunter.
Dawdle (v. t.) To waste by trifling; as, to dawdle away a whole morning.
Dawdle (n.) A dawdler.
Dawish (a.) Like a daw.
Dawned (imp. & p. p.) of Dawn
Dayaks (n. pl.) See Dyaks.
Dayfly (n.) A neuropterous insect of the genus Ephemera and related genera, of many species, and inhabiting fresh water in the larval state; the ephemeral fly; -- so called because it commonly lives but one day in the winged or adult state. See Ephemeral fly, under Ephemeral.
Dazing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Daze
Dazzle (v. t.) To overpower with light; to confuse the sight of by brilliance of light.
Dazzle (v. t.) To bewilder or surprise with brilliancy or display of any kind.
Dazzle (v. i.) To be overpoweringly or intensely bright; to excite admiration by brilliancy.
Dazzle (v. i.) To be overpowered by light; to be confused by excess of brightness.
Dazzle (n.) A light of dazzling brilliancy.
Eadish (n.) See Eddish.
Eaglet (n.) A young eagle, or a diminutive eagle.
Earing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ear
Earcap (n.) A cap or cover to protect the ear from cold.
Earing (n.) A
Earing (n.) A
Earing (n.) A
Earing (n.) Coming into ear, as corn.
Earing (n.) A plowing of land.
Earlap (n.) The lobe of the ear.
Earlet (n.) An earring.
Earned (imp. & p. p.) of Earn
Earthy (a.) Consisting of, or resembling, earth; terrene; earthlike; as, earthy matter.
Earthy (a.) Of or pertaining to the earth or to, this world; earthly; terrestrial; carnal.
Earthy (a.) Gross; low; unrefined.
Earthy (a.) Without luster, or dull and roughish to the touch; as, an earthy fracture.
Earwax (n.) See Cerumen.
Earwig (n.) Any insect of the genus Forticula and related genera, belonging to the order Euplexoptera.
Earwig (n.) In America, any small chilopodous myriapod, esp. of the genus Geophilus.
Earwig (n.) A whisperer of insinuations; a secret counselor.
Earwig (v. t.) To influence, or attempt to influence, by whispered insinuations or private talk.
Easing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ease
Easily (adv.) With ease; without difficulty or much effort; as, this task may be easily performed; that event might have been easily foreseen.
Easily (adv.) Without pain, anxiety, or disturbance; as, to pass life well and easily.
Easily (adv.) Readily; without reluctance; willingly.
Easily (adv.) Smoothly; quietly; gently; gracefully; without /umult or discord.
Easily (adv.) Without shaking or jolting; commodiously; as, a carriage moves easily.
Easter (n.) An annual church festival commemorating Christ's resurrection, and occurring on Sunday, the second day after Good Friday. It corresponds to the pasha or passover of the Jews, and most nations still give it this name under the various forms of pascha, pasque, paque, or pask.
Easter (n.) The day on which the festival is observed; Easter day.
Easter (v. i.) To veer to the east; -- said of the wind.
Eating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Eat
Eatage (n.) Eatable growth of grass for horses and cattle, esp. that of aftermath.
Eating (n.) The act of tasking food; the act of consuming or corroding.
Eating (n.) Something fit to be eaten; food; as, a peach is good eating.
Fabian (a.) Of, pertaining to, or in the manner of, the Roman general, Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus; cautious; dilatory; avoiding a decisive contest.
Fabled (imp. & p. p.) of Fable
Fabler (n.) A writer of fables; a fabulist; a dealer in untruths or falsehoods.
Fabric (n.) The structure of anything; the manner in which the parts of a thing are united; workmanship; texture; make; as cloth of a beautiful fabric.
Fabric (n.) That which is fabricated
Fabric (n.) Framework; structure; edifice; building.
Fabric (n.) Cloth of any kind that is woven or knit from fibers, either vegetable or animal; manufactured cloth; as, silks or other fabrics.
Fabric (n.) The act of constructing; construction.
Fabric (n.) Any system or structure consisting of connected parts; as, the fabric of the universe.
Fabric (v. t.) To frame; to build; to construct.
Facade (n.) The front of a building; esp., the principal front, having some architectural pretensions. Thus a church is said to have its facade unfinished, though the interior may be in use.
Facing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Face
Facete (a.) Facetious; witty; humorous.
Facial (a.) Of or pertaining to the face; as, the facial artery, vein, or nerve.
Facies (n.) The anterior part of the head; the face.
Facies (n.) The general aspect or habit of a species, or group of species, esp. with reference to its adaptation to its environment.
Facies (n.) The face of a bird, or the front of the head, excluding the bill.
Facile (a.) Easy to be done or performed: not difficult; performable or attainable with little labor.
Facile (a.) Easy to be surmounted or removed; easily conquerable; readily mastered.
Facile (a.) Easy of access or converse; mild; courteous; not haughty, austere, or distant; affable; complaisant.
Facile (a.) Easily persuaded to good or bad; yielding; ductile to a fault; pliant; flexible.
Facile (a.) Ready; quick; expert; as, he is facile in expedients; he wields a facile pen.
Facing (n.) A covering in front, for ornament or other purpose; an exterior covering or sheathing; as, the facing of an earthen slope, sea wall, etc. , to strengthen it or to protect or adorn the exposed surface.
Facing (n.) A lining placed near the edge of a garment for ornament or protection.
Facing (n.) The finishing of any face of a wall with material different from that of which it is chiefly composed, or the coating or material so used.
Facing (n.) A powdered substance, as charcoal, bituminous coal, ect., applied to the face of a mold, or mixed with the sand that forms it, to give a fine smooth surface to the casting.
Facing (n.) The collar and cuffs of a military coat; -- commonly of a color different from that of the coat.
Facing (n.) The movement of soldiers by turning on their heels to the right, left, or about; -- chiefly in the pl.
Factor (n.) One who transacts business for another; an agent; a substitute; especially, a mercantile agent who buys and sells goods and transacts business for others in commission; a commission merchant or consignee. He may be a home factor or a foreign factor. He may buy and sell in his own name, and he is intrusted with the possession and control of the goods; and in these respects he differs from a broker.
Factor (n.) A steward or bailiff of an estate.
Factor (n.) One of the elements or quantities which, when multiplied together, from a product.
Factor (n.) One of the elements, circumstances, or influences which contribute to produce a result; a constituent.
Factor (v. t.) To resolve (a quantity) into its factors.
Factum (n.) A man's own act and deed
Factum (n.) Anything stated and made certain.
Factum (n.) The due execution of a will, including everything necessary to its validity.
Factum (n.) The product. See Facient, 2.
Facund (a.) Eloquent.
Faddle (v. i.) To trifle; to toy.
Faddle (v. t. ) To fondle; to dandle.
Fading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fade
Fading (a.) Losing freshness, color, brightness, or vigor.
Fading (n.) Loss of color, freshness, or vigor.
Fading (n.) An Irish dance; also, the burden of a song.
Faecal (a.) See Fecal.
Faeces (n.pl.) Excrement; ordure; also, settlings; sediment after infusion or distillation.
Faffle (v. i.) To stammer.
Fagged (imp. & p. p.) of Fag
Fagend (n.) An end of poorer quality, or in a spoiled condition, as the coarser end of a web of cloth, the untwisted end of a rope, ect.
Fagend (n.) The refuse or meaner part of anything.
Failed (imp. & p. p.) of Fail
Faille (n.) A soft silk, heavier than a foulard and not glossy.
Faints (n.pl.) The impure spirit which comes over first and last in the distillation of whisky; -- the former being called the strong faints, and the latter, which is much more abundant, the weak faints. This crude spirit is much impregnated with fusel oil.
Fainty (a.) Feeble; languid.
Fairly (adv.) In a fair manner; clearly; openly; plainly; fully; distinctly; frankly.
Fairly (adv.) Favorably; auspiciously; commodiously; as, a town fairly situated for foreign traade.
Fairly (adv.) Honestly; properly.
Fairly (adv.) Softly; quietly; gently.
Falcer (n.) One of the mandibles of a spider.
Falcon (n.) One of a family (Falconidae) of raptorial birds, characterized by a short, hooked beak, strong claws, and powerful flight.
Falcon (n.) Any species of the genus Falco, distinguished by having a toothlike lobe on the upper mandible; especially, one of this genus trained to the pursuit of other birds, or game.
Falcon (n.) An ancient form of cannon.
Fallen (p. p.) of Fall
Fallax (n.) Cavillation; a caviling.
Fallen (a.) Dropped; prostrate; degraded; ruined; decreased; dead.
Faller (n.) One who, or that which, falls.
Faller (n.) A part which acts by falling, as a stamp in a fulling mill, or the device in a spinning machine to arrest motion when a thread breaks.
Fallow (a.) Pale red or pale yellow; as, a fallow deer or greyhound.
Fallow (n.) Left untilled or unsowed after plowing; uncultivated; as, fallow ground.
Fallow (n.) Plowed land.
Fallow (n.) Land that has lain a year or more untilled or unseeded; land plowed without being sowed for the season.
Fallow (n.) The plowing or tilling of land, without sowing it for a season; as, summer fallow, properly conducted, has ever been found a sure method of destroying weeds.
Fallow (n.) To plow, harrow, and break up, as land, without seeding, for the purpose of destroying weeds and insects, and rendering it mellow; as, it is profitable to fallow cold, strong, clayey land.
Falser (n.) A deceiver.
Falter (v. t.) To thrash in the chaff; also, to cleanse or sift, as barley.
Falter (v. & n.) To hesitate; to speak brokenly or weakly; to stammer; as, his tongue falters.
Falter (v. & n.) To tremble; to totter; to be unsteady.
Falter (v. & n.) To hesitate in purpose or action.
Falter (v. & n.) To fail in distinctness or regularity of exercise; -- said of the mind or of thought.
Falter (v. t.) To utter with hesitation, or in a broken, trembling, or weak manner.
Falter (v. i.) Hesitation; trembling; feebleness; an uncertain or broken sound; as, a slight falter in her voice.
Faluns (n.) A series of strata, of the Middle Tertiary period, of France, abounding in shells, and used by Lyell as the type of his Miocene subdivision.
Famble (v. i.) To stammer.
Famble (v.) A hand.
Faming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fame
Family (v. t.) The collective body of persons who live in one house, and under one head or manager; a household, including parents, children, and servants, and, as the case may be, lodgers or boarders.
Family (v. t.) The group comprising a husband and wife and their dependent children, constituting a fundamental unit in the organization of society.
Family (v. t.) Those who descend from one common progenitor; a tribe, clan, or race; kindred; house; as, the human family; the family of Abraham; the father of a family.
Family (v. t.) Course of descent; genealogy;
Family (v. t.) Honorable descent; noble or respectable stock; as, a man of family.
Family (v. t.) A group of kindred or closely related individuals; as, a family of languages; a family of States; the chlorine family.
Family (v. t.) A group of organisms, either animal or vegetable, related by certain points of resemblance in structure or development, more comprehensive than a genus, because it is usually based on fewer or less pronounced points of likeness. In zoology a family is less comprehesive than an order; in botany it is often considered the same thing as an order.
Famine (n.) General scarcity of food; dearth; a want of provisions; destitution.
Famish (v. t.) To starve, kill, or destroy with hunger.
Famish (v. t.) To exhaust the strength or endurance of, by hunger; to distress with hanger.
Famish (v. t.) To kill, or to cause to suffer extremity, by deprivation or denial of anything necessary.
Famish (v. t.) To force or constrain by famine.
Famish (v. i.) To die of hunger; to starve.
Famish (v. i.) To suffer extreme hunger or thirst, so as to be exhausted in strength, or to come near to perish.
Famish (v. i.) To suffer extremity from deprivation of anything essential or necessary.
Famous (a.) Celebrated in fame or public report; renowned; mach talked of; distinguished in story; -- used in either a good or a bad sense, chiefly the former; often followed by for; as, famous for erudition, for eloquence, for military skill; a famous pirate.
Fanned (imp. & p. p.) of Fan
Fanega (n.) A dry measure in Spain and Spanish America, varying from 1/ to 2/ bushels; also, a measure of land.
Fanged (a.) Having fangs or tusks; as, a fanged adder. Also used figuratively.
Fangle (v. t.) Something new-fashioned; a foolish innovation; a gewgaw; a trifling ornament.
Fangle (v. t.) To fashion.
Fangot (n.) A quantity of wares, as raw silk, etc., from one hundred weight.
Fanion (n.) A small flag sometimes carried at the head of the baggage of a brigade.
Fanion (n.) A small flag for marking the stations in surveying.
Fannel (n.) Same as Fanon.
Fanner (n.) One who fans.
Fanner (n.) A fan wheel; a fan blower. See under Fan.
Fantom (n.) See Phantom.
Faquir (n.) See Fakir.
Farand (n.) See Farrand, n.
Farced (imp. & p. p.) of Farce
Farcin (n.) Same as Farcy.
Fardel (n.) A bundle or little pack; hence, a burden.
Fardel (v. t.) To make up in fardels.
Faring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fare
Farfet (p. p.) Farfetched.
Farina (n.) A fine flour or meal made from cereal grains or from the starch or fecula of vegetables, extracted by various processes, and used in cookery.
Farina (n.) Pollen.
Farlie (n.) An unusual or unexpected thing; a wonder. See Fearly.
Farmed (imp. & p. p.) of Farm
Farmer (n.) One who farms
Farmer (n.) One who hires and cultivates a farm; a cultivator of leased ground; a tenant.
Farmer (n.) One who is devoted to the tillage of the soil; one who cultivates a farm; an agriculturist; a husbandman.
Farmer (n.) One who takes taxes, customs, excise, or other duties, to collect, either paying a fixed annuual rent for the privilege; as, a farmer of the revenues.
Farmer (n.) The lord of the field, or one who farms the lot and cope of the crown.
Farrow (n.) A little of pigs.
Farfow (v. t. & i.) To bring forth (young); -- said only of swine.
Farrow (a.) Not producing young in a given season or year; -- said only of cows.
Fasces (pl.) A bundle of rods, having among them an ax with the blade projecting, borne before the Roman magistrates as a badge of their authority.
Fascet (n.) A wire basket on the end of a rod to carry glass bottles, etc., to the annealing furnace; also, an iron rod to be thrust into the mouths of bottles, and used for the same purpose; -- called also pontee and punty.
Fascia (n.) A band, sash, or fillet; especially, in surgery, a bandage or roller.
Fascia (n.) A flat member of an order or building, like a flat band or broad fillet; especially, one of the three bands which make up the architrave, in the Ionic order. See Illust. of Column.
Fascia (n.) The layer of loose tissue, often containing fat, immediately beneath the skin; the stronger layer of connective tissue covering and investing all muscles; an aponeurosis.
Fascia (n.) A broad well-defined band of color.
Fashed (imp. & p. p.) of Fash
Fasted (imp. & p. p.) of Fast
Fasten (a.) To fix firmly; to make fast; to secure, as by a knot, lock, bolt, etc.; as, to fasten a chain to the feet; to fasten a door or window.
Fasten (a.) To cause to hold together or to something else; to attach or unite firmly; to cause to cleave to something , or to cleave together, by any means; as, to fasten boards together with nails or cords; to fasten anything in our thoughts.
Fasten (a.) To cause to take close effect; to make to tell; to lay on; as, to fasten a blow.
Fasten (v. i.) To fix one's self; to take firm hold; to clinch; to cling.
Faster (n.) One who abstains from food.
Fastly (adv.) Firmly; surely.
Fatted (imp. & p. p.) of Fat
atting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fat
Father (n.) One who has begotten a child, whether son or daughter; a generator; a male parent.
Father (n.) A male ancestor more remote than a parent; a progenitor; especially, a first ancestor; a founder of a race or family; -- in the plural, fathers, ancestors.
Father (n.) One who performs the offices of a parent by maintenance, affetionate care, counsel, or protection.
Father (n.) A respectful mode of address to an old man.
Father (n.) A senator of ancient Rome.
Father (n.) A dignitary of the church, a superior of a convent, a confessor (called also father confessor), or a priest; also, the eldest member of a profession, or of a legislative assembly, etc.
Father (n.) One of the chief esslesiastical authorities of the first centuries after Christ; -- often spoken of collectively as the Fathers; as, the Latin, Greek, or apostolic Fathers.
Father (n.) One who, or that which, gives origin; an originator; a producer, author, or contriver; the first to practice any art, profession, or occupation; a distinguished example or teacher.
Father (n.) The Supreme Being and Creator; God; in theology, the first person in the Trinity.
Father (v. t.) To make one's self the father of; to beget.
Father (v. t.) To take as one's own child; to adopt; hence, to assume as one's own work; to acknowledge one's self author of or responsible for (a statement, policy, etc.).
Father (v. t.) To provide with a father.
Fathom (n.) A measure of length, containing six feet; the space to which a man can extend his arms; -- used chiefly in measuring cables, cordage, and the depth of navigable water by soundings.
Fathom (n.) The measure or extant of one's capacity; depth, as of intellect; profundity; reach; penetration.
Fathom (v. t.) To encompass with the arms extended or encircling; to measure by throwing the arms about; to span.
Fathom (v. t.) The measure by a sounding
Fatner (n.) One who fattens. [R.] See Fattener.
Fatten (v. t.) To make fat; to feed for slaughter; to make fleshy or plump with fat; to fill full; to fat.
Fatten (v. t.) To make fertile and fruitful; to enrich; as, to fatten land; to fatten fields with blood.
Fatten (v. i.) To grow fat or corpulent; to grow plump, thick, or fleshy; to be pampered.
Faucal (a.) Pertaining to the fauces, or opening of the throat; faucial; esp., (Phon.) produced in the fauces, as certain deep guttural sounds found in the Semitic and some other languages.
Fauces (n.pl.) The narrow passage from the mouth to the pharynx, situated between the soft palate and the base of the tongue; -- called also the isthmus of the fauces. On either side of the passage two membranous folds, called the pillars of the fauces, inclose the tonsils.
Fauces (n.pl.) The throat of a calyx, corolla, etc.
Fauces (n.pl.) That portion of the interior of a spiral shell which can be seen by looking into the aperture.
Faucet (n.) A fixture for drawing a liquid, as water, molasses, oil, etc., from a pipe, cask, or other vessel, in such quantities as may be desired; -- called also tap, and cock. It consists of a tubular spout, stopped with a movable plug, spigot, valve, or slide.
Faucet (n.) The enlarged end of a section of pipe which receives the spigot end of the next section.
Faulty (a.) Containing faults, blemishes, or defects; imperfect; not fit for the use intended.
Faulty (a.) Guilty of a fault, or of faults; hence, blamable; worthy of censure.
Faunal (a.) Relating to fauna.
Faunus (n.) See Faun.
Fausen (n.) A young eel.
Fautor (n.) A favorer; a patron; one who gives countenance or support; an abettor.
Fauces (pl. ) of Faux
Favose (a.) Honeycombed. See Faveolate.
Favose (a.) Of or pertaining to the disease called favus.
Fawned (imp. & p. p.) of Fawn
Fawner (n.) One who fawns; a sycophant.
Faying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fay
Gabber (n.) A liar; a deceiver.
Gabber (n.) One addicted to idle talk.
Gabble (v. i.) To talk fast, or to talk without meaning; to prate; to jabber.
Gabble (v. i.) To utter inarticulate sounds with rapidity; as, gabbling fowls.
Gabble (n.) Loud or rapid talk without meaning.
Gabble (n.) Inarticulate sounds rapidly uttered; as of fowls.
Gabbro (n.) A name originally given by the Italians to a kind of serpentine, later to the rock called euphotide, and now generally used for a coarsely crystal
Gabert (n.) A lighter, or vessel for inland navigation.
Gabion (n.) A hollow cylinder of wickerwork, like a basket without a bottom. Gabions are made of various sizes, and filled with earth in building fieldworks to shelter men from an enemy's fire.
Gabion (n.) An openwork frame, as of poles, filled with stones and sunk, to assist in forming a bar dyke, etc., as in harbor improvement.
Gablet (n.) A small gable, or gable-shaped canopy, formed over a tabernacle, niche, etc.
Gadded (imp. & p. p.) of Gad
Gadbee (n.) The gadfly.
Gadder (n.) One who roves about idly, a rambling gossip.
Gadere (v. t. & i.) Alt. of Gadre
Gadfly (n.) Any dipterous insect of the genus Oestrus, and allied genera of botflies.
Gadman (n.) A gadsman.
Gadoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the family of fishes (Gadidae) which includes the cod, haddock, and hake.
Gadoid (n.) One of the Gadidae.
Gaduin (n.) A yellow or brown amorphous substance, of indifferent nature, found in cod-liver oil.
Gaelic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Gael, esp. to the Celtic Highlanders of Scotland; as, the Gaelic language.
Gaelic (n.) The language of the Gaels, esp. of the Highlanders of Scotland. It is a branch of the Celtic.
Gaffed (imp. & p. p.) of Gaff
Gaffer (n.) An old fellow; an aged rustic.
Gaffer (n.) A foreman or overseer of a gang of laborers.
Gaffle (n.) An artificial spur or gaff for gamecocks.
Gaffle (n.) A lever to bend crossbows.
Gagged (imp. & p. p.) of Gag
Gagate (n.) Agate.
Gaging (p. pr & vb. n.) of Gage
Gagger (n.) One who gags.
Gagger (n.) A piece of iron imbedded in the sand of a mold to keep the sand in place.
Gaggle (v. i.) To make a noise like a goose; to cackle.
Gaggle (v. i.) A flock of wild geese.
Gaidic (a.) Pertaining to hypogeic acid; -- applied to an acid obtained from hypogeic acid.
Gaiety (n.) Same as Gayety.
Gailer (n.) A jailer.
Gained (imp. & p. p.) of Gain
Gainer (n.) One who gains.
Gainly (a.) Handily; readily; dexterously; advantageously.
Gaited (a.) Having (such) a gait; -- used in composition; as, slow-gaited; heavy-gaited.
Gaiter (n.) A covering of cloth or leather for the ankle and instep, or for the whole leg from the knee to the instep, fitting down upon the shoe.
Gaiter (n.) A kind of shoe, consisting of cloth, and covering the ankle.
Gaiter (v. t.) To dress with gaiters.
Gaitre (n.) Alt. of Gaytre
Gaytre (n.) The dogwood tree.
Galage (n.) See Galoche.
Galago (n.) A genus of African lemurs, including numerous species.
Galaxy (n.) The Milky Way; that luminous tract, or belt, which is seen at night stretching across the heavens, and which is composed of innumerable stars, so distant and blended as to be distinguishable only with the telescope. The term has recently been used for remote clusters of stars.
Galaxy (n.) A splendid assemblage of persons or things.
Galban (n.) Alt. of Galbanum
Galeas (n.) See Galleass.
Galena (n.) A remedy or antidose for poison; theriaca.
Galena (n.) Lead sulphide; the principal ore of lead. It is of a bluish gray color and metallic luster, and is cubic in crystallization and cleavage.
Galiot (n.) A small galley, formerly used in the Mediterranean, built mainly for speed. It was moved both by sails and oars, having one mast, and sixteen or twenty seats for rowers.
Galiot (n.) A strong, light-draft, Dutch merchant vessel, carrying a mainmast and a mizzenmast, and a large gaff mainsail.
Galled (imp. & p. p.) of Gall
Galley (n.) A vessel propelled by oars, whether having masts and sails or not
Galley (n.) A large vessel for war and national purposes; -- common in the Middle Ages, and down to the 17th century.
Galley (n.) A name given by analogy to the Greek, Roman, and other ancient vessels propelled by oars.
Galley (n.) A light, open boat used on the Thames by customhouse officers, press gangs, and also for pleasure.
Galley (n.) One of the small boats carried by a man-of-war.
Galley (n.) The cookroom or kitchen and cooking apparatus of a vessel; -- sometimes on merchant vessels called the caboose.
Galley (n.) An oblong oven or muffle with a battery of retorts; a gallery furnace.
Galley (n.) An oblong tray of wood or brass, with upright sides, for holding type which has been set, or is to be made up, etc.
Galley (n.) A proof sheet taken from type while on a galley; a galley proof.
Gallic (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, gallium.
Gallic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, galls, nutgalls, and the like.
Gallic (a.) Pertaining to Gaul or France; Gallican.
Gallin (n.) A substance obtained by the reduction of gallein.
Gallon (n.) A measure of capacity, containing four quarts; -- used, for the most part, in liquid measure, but sometimes in dry measure.
Gallop (v. i.) To move or run in the mode called a gallop; as a horse; to go at a gallop; to run or move with speed.
Gallop (v. i.) To ride a horse at a gallop.
Gallop (v. i.) Fig.: To go rapidly or carelessly, as in making a hasty examination.
Gallop (v. t.) To cause to gallop.
Gallop (v. i.) A mode of running by a quadruped, particularly by a horse, by lifting alternately the fore feet and the hind feet, in successive leaps or bounds.
Gallow (v. t.) To fright or terrify. See Gally, v. t.
Galoot (n.) A noisy, swaggering, or worthless fellow; a rowdy.
Galore (n. & a.) Plenty; abundance; in abundance.
Galwes (n.) Gallows.
Gambet (n.) Any bird of the genuis Totanus. See Tattler.
Gambit (n.) A mode of opening the game, in which a pawn is sacrificed to gain an attacking position.
Gamble (v. i.) To play or game for money or other stake.
Gamble (v. t.) To lose or squander by gaming; -- usually with away.
Gambol (n.) A skipping or leaping about in frolic; a hop; a sportive prank.
Gambol (v. i.) To dance and skip about in sport; to frisk; to skip; to play in frolic, like boys or lambs.
Gaming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Game
Gamely (adv.) In a plucky manner; spiritedly.
Gaming (n.) The act or practice of playing games for stakes or wagers; gambling.
Gammer (n.) An old wife; an old woman; -- correlative of gaffer, an old man.
Gammon (n.) The buttock or thigh of a hog, salted and smoked or dried; the lower end of a flitch.
Gammon (v. t.) To make bacon of; to salt and dry in smoke.
Gammon (n.) Backgammon.
Gammon (n.) An imposition or hoax; humbug.
Gammon (v. t.) To beat in the game of backgammon, before an antagonist has been able to get his "men" or counters home and withdraw any of them from the board; as, to gammon a person.
Gammon (v. t.) To impose on; to hoax; to cajole.
Gammon (v. t.) To fasten (a bowsprit) to the stem of a vessel by lashings of rope or chain, or by a band of iron.
Gander (n.) The male of any species of goose.
Ganesa (n.) The Hindoo god of wisdom or prudence.
Ganger (n.) One who oversees a gang of workmen.
Gangue (n.) The mineral or earthy substance associated with metallic ore.
Gannet (n.) One of several species of sea birds of the genus Sula, allied to the pelicans.
Ganoid (a.) Of or pertaining to Ganoidei. -- n. One of the Ganoidei.
Gantry (n.) See Gauntree.
Gaoler (n.) The keeper of a jail. See Jailer.
Gaping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gape
Garbed (a.) Dressed; habited; clad.
Garbel (n.) Same as Garboard.
Garbel (v. t.) Anything sifted, or from which the coarse parts have been taken.
Garble (v. t.) To sift or bolt, to separate the fine or valuable parts of from the coarse and useless parts, or from dros or dirt; as, to garble spices.
Garble (v. t.) To pick out such parts of as may serve a purpose; to mutilate; to pervert; as, to garble a quotation; to garble an account.
Garble (n.) Refuse; rubbish.
Garble (n.) Impurities separated from spices, drugs, etc.; -- also called garblings.
Garden (n.) A piece of ground appropriated to the cultivation of herbs, fruits, flowers, or vegetables.
Garden (n.) A rich, well-cultivated spot or tract of country.
Garden (v. i.) To lay out or cultivate a garden; to labor in a garden; to practice horticulture.
Garden (v. t.) To cultivate as a garden.
Gardon (n.) A European cyprinoid fish; the id.
Garget (n.) The throat.
Garget (n.) A diseased condition of the udders of cows, etc., arising from an inflammation of the mammary glands.
Garget (n.) A distemper in hogs, indicated by staggering and loss of appetite.
Garget (n.) See Poke.
Gargil (n.) A distemper in geese, affecting the head.
Gargle (n.) See Gargoyle.
Gargle (v. t.) To wash or rinse, as the mouth or throat, particular the latter, agitating the liquid (water or a medicinal preparation) by an expulsion of air from the lungs.
Gargle (v. t.) To warble; to sing as if gargling
Gargle (n.) A liquid, as water or some medicated preparation, used to cleanse the mouth and throat, especially for a medical effect.
Gargol (n.) A distemper in swine; garget.
Garish (a.) Showy; dazzling; ostentatious; attracting or exciting attention.
Garish (a.) Gay to extravagance; flighty.
Garlic (n.) A plant of the genus Allium (A. sativum is the cultivated variety), having a bulbous root, a very strong smell, and an acrid, pungent taste. Each root is composed of several lesser bulbs, called cloves of garlic, inclosed in a common membranous coat, and easily separable.
Garlic (n.) A kind of jig or farce.
Garner (n.) A granary; a building or place where grain is stored for preservation.
Garner (v. t.) To gather for preservation; to store, as in a granary; to treasure.
Garnet (n.) A mineral having many varieties differing in color and in their constituents, but with the same crystallization (isometric), and conforming to the same general chemical formula. The commonest color is red, the luster is vitreous, and the hardness greater than that of quartz. The dodecahedron and trapezohedron are the common forms.
Garnet (n.) A tackle for hoisting cargo in our out.
Garous (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, garum.
Garran (n.) See Galloway.
Garret (n.) A turret; a watchtower.
Garret (n.) That part of a house which is on the upper floor, immediately under or within the roof; an attic.
Garron (n.) Same as Garran.
Garrot (n.) A stick or small wooden cylinder used for tightening a bandage, in order to compress the arteries of a limb.
Garrot (n.) The European golden-eye.
Garter (n.) A band used to prevent a stocking from slipping down on the leg.
Garter (n.) The distinguishing badge of the highest order of knighthood in Great Britain, called the Order of the Garter, instituted by Edward III.; also, the Order itself.
Garter (n.) Same as Bendlet.
Garter (v. t.) To bind with a garter.
Garter (v. t.) To invest with the Order of the Garter.
Garvie (n.) The sprat; -- called also garvie herring, and garvock.
Gascon (a.) Of or pertaining to Gascony, in France, or to the Gascons; also, braggart; swaggering.
Gascon (n.) A native of Gascony; a boaster; a bully. See Gasconade.
Gashed (imp. & p. p.) of Gash
Gasify (v. t.) To convert into gas, or an aeriform fluid, as by the application of heat, or by chemical processes.
Gasify (v. i.) To become gas; to pass from a liquid to a gaseous state.
Gasket (n.) A
Gasket (n.) The plaited hemp used for packing a piston, as of the steam engine and its pumps.
Gasket (n.) Any ring or washer of packing.
Gasped (imp. & p. p.) of Gasp
Gaster (v. t.) To gast.
Gastly (a.) See Ghastful, Ghastly.
Gather (v. t.) To bring together; to collect, as a number of separate things, into one place, or into one aggregate body; to assemble; to muster; to congregate.
Gather (v. t.) To pick out and bring together from among what is of less value; to collect, as a harvest; to harvest; to cull; to pick off; to pluck.
Gather (v. t.) To accumulate by collecting and saving little by little; to amass; to gain; to heap up.
Gather (v. t.) To bring closely together the parts or particles of; to contract; to compress; to bring together in folds or plaits, as a garment; also, to draw together, as a piece of cloth by a thread; to pucker; to plait; as, to gather a ruffle.
Gather (v. t.) To derive, or deduce, as an inference; to collect, as a conclusion, from circumstances that suggest, or arguments that prove; to infer; to conclude.
Gather (v. t.) To gain; to win.
Gather (v. t.) To bring together, or nearer together, in masonry, as where the width of a fireplace is rapidly diminished to the width of the flue, or the like.
Gather (v. t.) To haul in; to take up; as, to gather the slack of a rope.
Gather (v. i.) To come together; to collect; to unite; to become assembled; to congregate.
Gather (v. i.) To grow larger by accretion; to increase.
Gather (v. i.) To concentrate; to come to a head, as a sore, and generate pus; as, a boil has gathered.
Gather (v. i.) To collect or bring things together.
Gather (n.) A plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing a thread through it; a pucker.
Gather (n.) The inclination forward of the axle journals to keep the wheels from working outward.
Gather (n.) The soffit or under surface of the masonry required in gathering. See Gather, v. t., 7.
Gauche (n.) Left handed; hence, awkward; clumsy.
Gauche (n.) Winding; twisted; warped; -- applied to curves and surfaces.
Gaucho (n.) One of the native inhabitants of the pampas, of Spanish-American descent. They live mostly by rearing cattle.
Gauded (imp. & p. p.) of Gaud
Gauged (imp. & p. p.) of Gauge
Gauged (p. a.) Tested or measured by, or conformed to, a gauge.
Gauger (n.) One who gauges; an officer whose business it is to ascertain the contents of casks.
Gaviae (n. pl.) The division of birds which includes the gulls and terns.
Gavial (n.) A large Asiatic crocodilian (Gavialis Gangeticus); -- called also nako, and Gangetic crocodile.
Gayety (a.) The state of being gay; merriment; mirth; acts or entertainments prompted by, or inspiring, merry delight; -- used often in the plural; as, the gayeties of the season.
Gayety (a.) Finery; show; as, the gayety of dress.
Gaytre (n.) The dogwood tree.
Gazing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gaze
Habile (a.) Fit; qualified; also, apt.
Habnab (adv.) By chance.
Hacked (imp. & p. p.) of Hack
Hackee (n.) The chipmunk; also, the chickaree or red squirrel.
Hacker (n.) One who, or that which, hacks. Specifically: A cutting instrument for making notches; esp., one used for notching pine trees in collecting turpentine; a hack.
Hackle (n.) A comb for dressing flax, raw silk, etc.; a hatchel.
Hackle (n.) Any flimsy substance unspun, as raw silk.
Hackle (n.) One of the peculiar, long, narrow feathers on the neck of fowls, most noticeable on the cock, -- often used in making artificial flies; hence, any feather so used.
Hackle (n.) An artificial fly for angling, made of feathers.
Hackle (v. t.) To separate, as the coarse part of flax or hemp from the fine, by drawing it through the teeth of a hackle or hatchel.
Hackle (v. t.) To tear asunder; to break in pieces.
Hackly (a.) Rough or broken, as if hacked.
Hackly (a.) Having fine, short, and sharp points on the surface; as, the hackly fracture of metallic iron.
Hadder (n.) Heather; heath.
Haddie (n.) The haddock.
Haemad (adv.) Toward the haemal side; on the haemal side of; -- opposed to neurad.
Haemal (a.) Pertaining to the blood or blood vessels; also, ventral. See Hemal.
Haemic (a.) Pertaining to the blood; hemal.
Haemin (n.) Same as Hemin.
Haffle (v. i.) To stammer; to speak unintelligibly; to prevaricate.
Hafter (n.) A caviler; a wrangler.
Hagged (imp. & p. p.) of Hag
Hagbut (n.) A harquebus, of which the but was bent down or hooked for convenience in taking aim.
Hagdon (n.) One of several species of sea birds of the genus Puffinus; esp., P. major, the greater shearwarter, and P. Stricklandi, the black hagdon or sooty shearwater; -- called also hagdown, haglin, and hag. See Shearwater.
Hagged (a.) Like a hag; lean; ugly.
Haggis (n.) A Scotch pudding made of the heart, liver, lights, etc., of a sheep or lamb, minced with suet, onions, oatmeal, etc., highly seasoned, and boiled in the stomach of the same animal; minced head and pluck.
Haggle (v. t.) To cut roughly or hack; to cut into small pieces; to notch or cut in an unskillful manner; to make rough or mangle by cutting; as, a boy haggles a stick of wood.
Haggle (v. i.) To be difficult in bargaining; to stick at small matters; to chaffer; to higgle.
Haggle (n.) The act or process of haggling.
Haikal (n.) The central chapel of the three forming the sanctuary of a Coptic church. It contains the high altar, and is usually closed by an embroidered curtain.
Halled (imp. & p. p.) of Hail
Hailse (v. t.) To greet; to salute.
Hain't () A contraction of have not or has not; as, I hain't, he hain't, we hain't.
Haired (a.) Having hair.
Haired (a.) In composition: Having (such) hair; as, red-haired.
Hairen (a.) Hairy.
Haling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hale
Halves (pl. ) of Half
Halfen (a.) Wanting half its due qualities.
Halfer (n.) One who possesses or gives half only; one who shares.
Halfer (n.) A male fallow deer gelded.
Halmas (a.) The feast of All Saints; Hallowmas.
Halite (n.) Native salt; sodium chloride.
Halloa () See Halloo.
Halloo (n.) A loud exclamation; a call to invite attention or to incite a person or an animal; a shout.
Halloo (v. i.) To cry out; to exclaim with a loud voice; to call to a person, as by the word halloo.
Halloo (v. t.) To encourage with shouts.
Halloo (v. t.) To chase with shouts or outcries.
Halloo (v. t.) To call or shout to; to hail.
Halloo (n.) An exclamation to call attention or to encourage one.
Hallow (v. t.) To make holy; to set apart for holy or religious use; to consecrate; to treat or keep as sacred; to reverence.
Hallux (n.) The first, or preaxial, digit of the hind limb, corresponding to the pollux in the fore limb; the great toe; the hind toe of birds.
Haloed (imp. & p. p.) of Halo
Haloed (a.) Surrounded with a halo; invested with an ideal glory; glorified.
Haloid (a.) Resembling salt; -- said of certain binary compounds consisting of a metal united to a negative element or radical, and now chiefly applied to the chlorides, bromides, iodides, and sometimes also to the fluorides and cyanides.
Haloid (n.) A haloid substance.
Halsed (imp. & p. p.) of Halse
Halser (n.) See Hawser.
Halted (imp. & p. p.) of Halt
Halter (n.) One who halts or limps; a cripple.
Halter (n.) A strong strap or cord.
Halter (n.) A rope or strap, with or without a headstall, for leading or tying a horse.
Halter (n.) A rope for hanging malefactors; a noose.
Halter (v. t.) To tie by the neck with a rope, strap, or halter; to put a halter on; to subject to a hangman's halter.
Halved (imp. & p. p.) of Halve
Halved (a.) Appearing as if one side, or one half, were cut away; dimidiate.
Halves (n.) pl. of Half.
Hamate (a.) Hooked; bent at the end into a hook; hamous.
Hamble (v. t.) To hamstring.
Hamite (n.) A fossil cephalopod of the genus Hamites, related to the ammonites, but having the last whorl bent into a hooklike form.
Hamite (n.) A descendant of Ham, Noah's second son. See Gen. x. 6-20.
Haitic (a.) Pertaining to Ham or his descendants.
Hamlet (n.) A small village; a little cluster of houses in the country.
Hammer (n.) An instrument for driving nails, beating metals, and the like, consisting of a head, usually of steel or iron, fixed crosswise to a handle.
Hammer (n.) Something which in firm or action resembles the common hammer
Hammer (n.) That part of a clock which strikes upon the bell to indicate the hour.
Hammer (n.) The padded mallet of a piano, which strikes the wires, to produce the tones.
Hammer (n.) The malleus.
Hammer (n.) That part of a gunlock which strikes the percussion cap, or firing pin; the cock; formerly, however, a piece of steel covering the pan of a flintlock musket and struck by the flint of the cock to ignite the priming.
Hammer (n.) Also, a person of thing that smites or shatters; as, St. Augustine was the hammer of heresies.
Hammer (v. t.) To beat with a hammer; to beat with heavy blows; as, to hammer iron.
Hammer (v. t.) To form or forge with a hammer; to shape by beating.
Hammer (v. t.) To form in the mind; to shape by hard intellectual labor; -- usually with out.
Hammer (v. i.) To be busy forming anything; to labor hard as if shaping something with a hammer.
Hammer (v. i.) To strike repeated blows, literally or figuratively.
Hamose () Alt. of Hamous
Hamous () Having the end hooked or curved.
Hamper (n.) A large basket, usually with a cover, used for the packing and carrying of articles; as, a hamper of wine; a clothes hamper; an oyster hamper, which contains two bushels.
Hamper (v. t.) To put in a hamper.
Hamper (v. t.) To put a hamper or fetter on; to shackle; to insnare; to inveigle; hence, to impede in motion or progress; to embarrass; to encumber.
Hamper (n.) A shackle; a fetter; anything which impedes.
Hamper (n.) Articles ordinarily indispensable, but in the way at certain times.
Hamule (n.) A little hook.
Hamuli (pl. ) of Hamulus
Handed (imp. & p. p.) of Hand
Handed (a.) With hands joined; hand in hand.
Handed (a.) Having a peculiar or characteristic hand.
Hander (n.) One who hands over or transmits; a conveyer in succession.
Handle (v. t.) To touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold with the hand.
Handle (v. t.) To manage in using, as a spade or a musket; to wield; often, to manage skillfully.
Handle (v. t.) To accustom to the hand; to work upon, or take care of, with the hands.
Handle (v. t.) To receive and transfer; to have pass through one's hands; hence, to buy and sell; as, a merchant handles a variety of goods, or a large stock.
Handle (v. t.) To deal with; to make a business of.
Handle (v. t.) To treat; to use, well or ill.
Handle (v. t.) To manage; to control; to practice skill upon.
Handle (v. t.) To use or manage in writing or speaking; to treat, as a theme, an argument, or an objection.
Handle (v. i.) To use the hands.
Handle (n.) That part of vessels, instruments, etc., which is held in the hand when used or moved, as the haft of a sword, the knob of a door, the bail of a kettle, etc.
Handle (n.) That of which use is made; the instrument for effecting a purpose; a tool.
Hanged (imp. & p. p.) of Hang
Hanger (n.) One who hangs, or causes to be hanged; a hangman.
Hanger (n.) That by which a thing is suspended.
Hanger (n.) A strap hung to the girdle, by which a dagger or sword is suspended.
Hanger (n.) A part that suspends a journal box in which shafting runs. See Illust. of Countershaft.
Hanger (n.) A bridle iron.
Hanger (n.) That which hangs or is suspended, as a sword worn at the side; especially, in the 18th century, a short, curved sword.
Hanger (n.) A steep, wooded declivity.
Hanker (v. i.) To long (for) with a keen appetite and uneasiness; to have a vehement desire; -- usually with for or after; as, to hanker after fruit; to hanker after the diversions of the town.
Hanker (v. i.) To linger in expectation or with desire.
Han sa (n.) See 2d Hanse.
Hansel (n. & v.) See Handsel.
Hansom () Alt. of Hansom cab
Happed (p. a.) Wrapped; covered; cloaked.
Happen (v. i.) To come by chance; to come without previous expectation; to fall out.
Happen (v. i.) To take place; to occur.
Hapuku (n.) A large and valuable food fish (Polyprion prognathus) of New Zealand. It sometimes weighs one hundred pounds or more.
Harass (v. t.) To fatigue; to tire with repeated and exhausting efforts; esp., to weary by importunity, teasing, or fretting; to cause to endure excessive burdens or anxieties; -- sometimes followed by out.
Harass (n.) Devastation; waste.
Harass (n.) Worry; harassment.
Harbor (n.) A station for rest and entertainment; a place of security and comfort; a refuge; a shelter.
Harbor (n.) Specif.: A lodging place; an inn.
Harbor (n.) The mansion of a heavenly body.
Harbor (n.) A portion of a sea, a lake, or other large body of water, either landlocked or artificially protected so as to be a place of safety for vessels in stormy weather; a port or haven.
Harbor (n.) A mixing box materials.
Harbor (n.) To afford lodging to; to enter as guest; to receive; to give a refuge to; indulge or cherish (a thought or feeling, esp. an ill thought).
Harbor (v. i.) To lodge, or abide for a time; to take shelter, as in a harbor.
Harden (v. t.) To make hard or harder; to make firm or compact; to indurate; as, to harden clay or iron.
Harden (v. t.) To accustom by labor or suffering to endure with constancy; to strengthen; to stiffen; to inure; also, to confirm in wickedness or shame; to make unimpressionable.
Harden (v. i.) To become hard or harder; to acquire solidity, or more compactness; as, mortar hardens by drying.
Harden (v. i.) To become confirmed or strengthened, in either a good or a bad sense.
Harder (n.) A South African mullet, salted for food.
Hardly (adv.) In a hard or difficult manner; with difficulty.
Hardly (adv.) Unwillingly; grudgingly.
Hardly (adv.) Scarcely; barely; not guite; not wholly.
Hardly (adv.) Severely; harshly; roughly.
Hardly (adv.) Confidently; hardily.
Hardly (adv.) Certainly; surely; indeed.
Hareld (n.) The long-tailed duck.
Harier (n.) See Harrier.
Harish (a.) Like a hare.
Harken (v. t. & i.) To hearken.
Harlot (n.) A churl; a common man; a person, male or female, of low birth.
Harlot (n.) A person given to low conduct; a rogue; a cheat; a rascal.
Harlot (n.) A woman who prostitutes her body for hire; a prostitute; a common woman; a strumpet.
Harlot (a.) Wanton; lewd; low; base.
Harlot (v. i.) To play the harlot; to practice lewdness.
Harmed (imp. & p. p.) of Harm
Harmel (n.) A kind of rue (Ruta sylvestris) growing in India. At Lahore the seeds are used medicinally and for fumigation.
Harped (imp. & p. p.) of Harp
Harper (n.) A player on the harp; a minstrel.
Harper (n.) A brass coin bearing the emblem of a harp, -- formerly current in Ireland.
Harrow (n.) An implement of agriculture, usually formed of pieces of timber or metal crossing each other, and set with iron or wooden teeth. It is drawn over plowed land to level it and break the clods, to stir the soil and make it fine, or to cover seed when sown.
Harrow (n.) An obstacle formed by turning an ordinary harrow upside down, the frame being buried.
Harrow (n.) To draw a harrow over, as for the purpose of breaking clods and leveling the surface, or for covering seed; as, to harrow land.
Harrow (n.) To break or tear, as with a harrow; to wound; to lacerate; to torment or distress; to vex.
Harrow (interj.) Help! Halloo! An exclamation of distress; a call for succor;-the ancient Norman hue and cry.
Harrow (v. t.) To pillage; to harry; to oppress.
Harten (v. t.) To hearten; to encourage; to incite.
Hasard (n.) Hazard.
Hashed (imp. & p. p.) of Hash
Haslet (n.) The edible viscera, as the heart, liver, etc., of a beast, esp. of a hog.
Hasped (imp. & p. p.) of Hasp
Hasted (imp. & p. p.) of Haste
Hasten (v. t.) To press; to drive or urge forward; to push on; to precipitate; to accelerate the movement of; to expedite; to hurry.
Hasten (v. i.) To move celerity; to be rapid in motion; to act speedily or quickly; to go quickly.
Hastif (a.) Hasty.
Hatbox (n.) A box for a hat.
Hating (p. pr. & pr. & vb. n.) of Hate
Hatred (n.) Strong aversion; intense dislike; hate; an affection of the mind awakened by something regarded as evil.
Hatted (a.) Covered with a hat.
Hatter (v. t.) To tire or worry; -- out.
Hatter (n.) One who makes or sells hats.
Haught (a.) High; elevated; hence, haughty; proud.
Hauled (imp. & p. p.) of Haul
Hauler (n.) One who hauls.
Haulse (v.) See Halse.
Haunce (v. t.) To enhance.
Haunch (n.) The hip; the projecting region of the lateral parts of the pelvis and the hip joint; the hind part.
Haunch (n.) Of meats: The leg and loin taken together; as, a haunch of venison.
Hausen (n.) A large sturgeon (Acipenser huso) from the region of the Black Sea. It is sometimes twelve feet long.
Hausse (n.) A kind of graduated breech sight for a small arm, or a cannon.
Havana (a.) Of or pertaining to Havana, the capital of the island of Cuba; as, an Havana cigar
Havana (n.) An Havana cigar.
Having (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Have
Having (n.) Possession; goods; estate.
Havior (n.) Behavior; demeanor.
Hawing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Haw
Hawhaw (v. i.) To laugh boisterously.
Hawked (imp. & p. p.) of Hawk
Hawked (a.) Curved like a hawk's bill; crooked.
Hawker (n.) One who sells wares by crying them in the street; hence, a peddler or a packman.
Hawker (v. i.) To sell goods by outcry in the street. Hawker (n.) A falconer.
Hawkey (n.) See Hockey.
Hawser (n.) A large rope made of three strands each containing many yarns.
Haymow (n.) A mow or mass of hay laid up in a barn for preservation.
Haymow (n.) The place in a barn where hay is deposited.
Hazard (n.) A game of chance played with dice.
Hazard (n.) The uncertain result of throwing a die; hence, a fortuitous event; chance; accident; casualty.
Hazard (n.) Risk; danger; peril; as, he encountered the enemy at the hazard of his reputation and life.
Hazard (n.) Holing a ball, whether the object ball (winning hazard) or the player's ball (losing hazard).
Hazard (n.) Anything that is hazarded or risked, as the stakes in gaming.
Hazard (n.) To expose to the operation of chance; to put in danger of loss or injury; to venture; to risk.
Hazard (n.) To venture to incur, or bring on.
Hazard (v. i.) To try the chance; to encounter risk or danger.
Hazing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Haze
Hazily (adv.) In a hazy manner; mistily; obscurely; confusedly.
Iambic (a.) Consisting of a short syllable followed by a long one, or of an unaccented syllable followed by an accented; as, an iambic foot.
Iambic (a.) Pertaining to, or composed of, iambics; as, an iambic verse; iambic meter. See Lambus.
Iambic (n.) An iambic foot; an iambus.
Iambic (n.) A verse composed of iambic feet.
Iambic (n.) A satirical poem (such poems having been anciently written in iambic verse); a satire; a lampoon.
Iambus (n.) A foot consisting of a short syllable followed by a long one, as in /mans, or of an unaccented syllable followed by an accented one, as invent; an iambic. See the Couplet under Iambic, n.
Iatric (a.) Alt. of Iatrical
Jabber (v. i.) To talk rapidly, indistinctly, or unintelligibly; to utter gibberish or nonsense; to chatter.
Jabber (v. t.) To utter rapidly or indistinctly; to gabble; as, to jabber French.
Jabber (n.) Rapid or incoherent talk, with indistinct utterance; gibberish.
Jabber (n.) One who jabbers.
Jabiru (n.) One of several large wading birds of the genera Mycteria and Xenorhynchus, allied to the storks in form and habits.
Jacana (n.) Any of several wading birds belonging to the genus Jacana and several allied genera, all of which have spurs on the wings. They are able to run about over floating water weeds by means of their very long, spreading toes. Called also surgeon bird.
Jacare (n.) A cayman. See Yacare.
Jacent (a.) Lying at length; as, the jacent posture.
Jackal (n.) Any one of several species of carnivorous animals inhabiting Africa and Asia, related to the dog and wolf. They are cowardly, nocturnal, and gregarious. They feed largely on carrion, and are noted for their piercing and dismal howling.
Jackal (n.) One who does mean work for another's advantage, as jackals were once thought to kill game which lions appropriated.
Jacket (n.) A short upper garment, extending downward to the hips; a short coat without skirts.
Jacket (n.) An outer covering for anything, esp. a covering of some nonconducting material such as wood or felt, used to prevent radiation of heat, as from a steam boiler, cylinder, pipe, etc.
Jacket (n.) In ordnance, a strengthening band surrounding and reenforcing the tube in which the charge is fired.
Jacket (n.) A garment resembling a waistcoat
Jacket (v. t.) To put a jacket on; to furnish, as a boiler, with a jacket.
Jacket (v. t.) To thrash; to beat.
Jading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jade
Jadery (n.) The tricks of a jade.
Jadish (a.) Vicious; ill-tempered; resembling a jade; -- applied to a horse.
Jadish (a.) Unchaste; -- applied to a woman.
Jaeger (n.) See Jager.
Jagged (imp. & p. p.) of Jag
Jagged (a.) Having jags; having rough, sharp notches, protuberances, or teeth; cleft; laciniate; divided; as, jagged rocks.
Jagger (n.) One who carries about a small load; a peddler. See 2d Jag.
Jagger (n.) One who, or that which, jags; specifically: (a) jagging iron used for crimping pies, cakes, etc. (b) A toothed chisel. See Jag, v. t.
Jaghir (n.) A village or district the government and revenues of which are assigned to some person, usually in consideration of some service to be rendered, esp. the maintenance of troops.
Jaguar (n.) A large and powerful fe
Jailer (n.) The keeper of a jail or prison.
Jairou (n.) The ahu or Asiatic gazelle.
Jalons (n. pl.) Long poles, topped with wisps of straw, used as landmarks and signals.
Jammed (imp. & p. p.) of Jam
Jambee (n.) A fashionable cane.
Jambes (n.) Alt. of Jambeux
Jangle (v. i.) To sound harshly or discordantly, as bells out of tune.
Jangle (v. i.) To talk idly; to prate; to babble; to chatter; to gossip.
Jangle (v. i.) To quarrel in words; to altercate; to wrangle.
Jangle (v. t.) To cause to sound harshly or inharmoniously; to produce discordant sounds with.
Jangle (n.) Idle talk; prate; chatter; babble.
Jangle (n.) Discordant sound; wrangling.
Janker (n.) A long pole on two wheels, used in hauling logs.
Japery (n.) Jesting; buffoonery.
Jarred (imp. & p. p.) of Jar
Jarble (v. t.) To wet; to bemire.
Jargle (v. i.) To emit a harsh or discordant sound.
Jargon (n.) Confused, unintelligible language; gibberish; hence, an artificial idiom or dialect; cant language; slang.
Jargon (v. i.) To utter jargon; to emit confused or unintelligible sounds; to talk unintelligibly, or in a harsh and noisy manner.
Jargon (n.) A variety of zircon. See Zircon.
Jarnut (n.) An earthnut.
Jarrah (n.) The mahoganylike wood of the Australian Eucalyptus marginata. See Eucalyptus.
Jarvey (n.) Alt. of Jarvy
Jasper (n.) An opaque, impure variety of quartz, of red, yellow, and other dull colors, breaking with a smooth surface. It admits of a high polish, and is used for vases, seals, snuff boxes, etc. When the colors are in stripes or bands, it is called striped / banded jasper. The Egyptian pebble is a brownish yellow jasper.
Jaunce (v. i.) To ride hard; to jounce.
Jaunty (superl.) Airy; showy; finical; hence, characterized by an affected or fantastical manner.
Jawing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jaw
Jawing (n.) Scolding; clamorous or abusive talk.
Kabala (n.) See Cabala.
Kabook (n.) A clay ironstone found in Ceylon.
Kabyle (n.) A Berber, as in Algiers or Tunis. See Berber.
Kadder (n.) The jackdaw.
Kaffir (n.) Alt. of Kafir
Kaffle (n.) See Coffle.
Kaftan (n & v.) See Caftan.
Kaguan (n.) The colugo.
Kahani (n.) A kind of notary public, or attorney, in the Levant.
Kainit (n.) Salts of potassium used in the manufacture of fertilizers.
Kaique (n.) See Caique.
Kaiser (n.) The ancient title of emperors of Germany assumed by King William of Prussia when crowned sovereign of the new German empire in 1871.
Kakapo (n.) A singular nocturnal parrot (Strigops habroptilus), native of New Zealand. It lives in holes during the day, but is active at night. It resembles an owl in its colors and general appearance. It has large wings, but can fly only a short distance. Called also owl parrot, night parrot, and night kaka.
Kalium (n.) Potassium; -- so called by the German chemists.
Kalmia (n.) A genus of North American shrubs with poisonous evergreen foliage and corymbs of showy flowers. Called also mountain laurel, ivy bush, lamb kill, calico bush, etc.
Kalong (n.) A fruit bat, esp. the Indian edible fruit bat (Pteropus edulis).
Kamala (n.) The red dusty hairs of the capsules of an East Indian tree (Mallotus Philippinensis) used for dyeing silk. It is violently emetic, and is used in the treatment of tapeworm.
Kamsin (n.) Alt. of Khamsin
Kanaka (n.) A native of the Sandwich Islands.
Kansas (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians allied to the Winnebagoes and Osages. They formerly inhabited the region which is now the State of Kansas, but were removed to the Indian Territory.
Kaolin (n.) Alt. of Kao
Karreo (n.) One of the dry table-lands of South Africa, which often rise terracelike to considerable elevations.
Karvel (n.) See Carvel, and Caravel.
Kasack (n.) Same as Cossack.
Kavass (n.) An armed constable; also, a government servant or courier.
Kawaka (n.) a New Zealand tree, the Cypress cedar (Libocedrus Doniana), having a valuable, fine-grained, reddish wood.
Kayles (n. pl.) A game; ninepins.
Labara (pl. ) of Labarum
Labefy (v. t.) To weaken or impair.
Labent (a.) Slipping; sliding; gliding.
Labial (a.) Of or pertaining to the lips or labia; as, labial veins.
Labial (a.) Furnished with lips; as, a labial organ pipe.
Labial (a.) Articulated, as a consonant, mainly by the lips, as b, p, m, w.
Labial (a.) Modified, as a vowel, by contraction of the lip opening, as / (f/d), / (/ld), etc., and as eu and u in French, and o, u in German.
Labial (a.) Of or pertaining to the labium; as, the labial palpi of insects. See Labium.
Labial (n.) A letter or character representing an articulation or sound formed or uttered chiefly with the lips, as b, p, w.
Labial (n.) An organ pipe that is furnished with lips; a flue pipe.
Labial (n.) One of the scales which border the mouth of a fish or reptile.
Labile (a.) Liable to slip, err, fall, or apostatize.
Labium (n.) A lip, or liplike organ.
Labium (n.) The lip of an organ pipe.
Labium (n.) The folds of integument at the opening of the vulva.
Labium (n.) The organ of insects which covers the mouth beneath, and serves as an under lip. It consists of the second pair of maxillae, usually closely united in the middle
Labium (n.) Inner margin of the aperture of a shell.
Lablab (n.) an East Indian name for several twining leguminous plants related to the bean, but commonly applied to the hyacinth bean (Dolichos Lablab).
Labras (n. pl.) Lips.
Labrum (n.) A lip or edge, as of a basin.
Labrum (n.) An organ in insects and crustaceans covering the upper part of the mouth, and serving as an upper lip. See Illust. of Hymenoptera.
Labrum (n.) The external margin of the aperture of a shell. See Univalve.
Labrus (n.) A genus of marine fishes, including the wrasses of Europe. See Wrasse.
Laccic (a.) Pertaining to lac, or produced from it; as, laccic acid.
Laccin (n.) A yellow amorphous substance obtained from lac.
Lacing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lace
Lacert (n.) A muscle of the human body.
Laches (n.) Alt. of Lache
Lacing (n.) The act of securing, fastening, or tightening, with a lace or laces.
Lacing (n.) A lace; specifically (Mach.), a thong of thin leather for uniting the ends of belts.
Lacing (n.) A rope or
Lacing (n.) A system of bracing bars, not crossing each other in the middle, connecting the channel bars of a compound strut.
Lacked (imp. & p. p.) of Lack
Lacker (n.) One who lacks or is in want.
Lacker (n. & v.) See Lacquer.
Lackey (v.) An attending male servant; a footman; a servile follower.
Lackey (v. t.) To attend as a lackey; to wait upon.
Lackey (v. i.) To act or serve as lackey; to pay servile attendance.
Lacmus (n.) See Litmus.
Lactam (n.) One of a series of anhydrides of an amido type, analogous to the lactones, as oxindol.
Lactic (a.) Of or pertaining to milk; procured from sour milk or whey; as, lactic acid; lactic fermentation, etc.
Lactim (n.) One of a series of anhydrides resembling the lactams, but of an imido type; as, isatine is a lactim. Cf. Lactam.
Lactin (n.) See Lactose.
Lactyl (n.) An organic residue or radical derived from lactic acid.
Lacuna (n.) A small opening; a small pit or depression; a small blank space; a gap or vacancy; a hiatus.
Lacuna (n.) A small opening; a small depression or cavity; a space, as a vacant space between the cells of plants, or one of the spaces left among the tissues of the lower animals, which serve in place of vessels for the circulation of the body fluids, or the cavity or sac, usually of very small size, in a mucous membrane.
Lacune (n.) A lacuna.
Ladder (v. i.) A frame usually portable, of wood, metal, or rope, for ascent and descent, consisting of two side pieces to which are fastened cross strips or rounds forming steps.
Ladder (v. i.) That which resembles a ladder in form or use; hence, that by means of which one attains to eminence.
Laddie (n.) A lad; a male sweetheart.
Lading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lade
Ladied (a.) Ladylike; not rough; gentle.
Ladify (v. t.) To make a lady of; to make ladylike.
Lading (n.) The act of loading.
Lading (n.) That which lades or constitutes a load or cargo; freight; burden; as, the lading of a ship.
Ladino (n.) One of the half-breed descendants of whites and Indians; a mestizo; -- so called throughout Central America. They are usually of a yellowish orange tinge.
Ladkin (n.) A little lad.
Ladled (imp. & p. p.) of Ladle
Ladies (pl. ) of Lady
Lagged (imp. & p. p.) of Lag
Lagena (n.) The terminal part of the cochlea in birds and most reptiles; an appendage of the sacculus, corresponding to the cochlea, in fishes and amphibians.
Lagger (n.) A laggard.
Lagoon (n.) A shallow sound, channel, pond, or lake, especially one into which the sea flows; as, the lagoons of Venice.
Lagoon (n.) A lake in a coral island, often occupying a large portion of its area, and usually communicating with the sea. See Atoll.
Lagune (n.) See Lagoon.
Laical (a.) Of or pertaining to a layman or the laity.
Laidly (a.) Ugly; loathsome.
Lammed (imp. & p. p.) of Lam
Lamaic (a.) Of or pertaining to Lamaism.
Lambed (imp. & p. p.) of Lamb
Lambda (n.) The name of the Greek letter /, /, corresponding with the English letter L, l.
Lambda (n.) The point of junction of the sagittal and lambdoid sutures of the skull.
Laming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lame
Lamely (adv.) An a lame, crippled, disabled, or imperfect manner; as, to walk lamely; a figure lamely drawn.
Lament (v. i.) To express or feel sorrow; to weep or wail; to mourn.
Lament (v. t.) To mourn for; to bemoan; to bewail.
Lament (v.) Grief or sorrow expressed in complaints or cries; lamentation; a wailing; a moaning; a weeping.
Lament (v.) An elegy or mournful ballad, or the like.
Lamina (n.) A thin plate or scale; a layer or coat lying over another; -- said of thin plates or platelike substances, as of bone or minerals.
Lamina (n.) The blade of a leaf; the broad, expanded portion of a petal or sepal of a flower.
Lamina (n.) A thin plate or scale; specif., one of the thin, flat processes composing the vane of a feather.
Lamish (a.) Somewhat lame.
Lammas (n.) The first day of August; -- called also Lammas day, and Lammastide.
Lampad (n.) A lamp or candlestick.
Lampas (n.) An inflammation and swelling of the soft parts of the roof of the mouth immediately behind the fore teeth in the horse; -- called also lampers.
Lampic (a.) Pertaining to, or produced by, a lamp; -- formerly said of a supposed acid.
Lanary (n.) A place for storing wool.
Lanate () Alt. of Lanated
Lanced (imp. & p. p.) of Lance
Lancer (n.) One who lances; one who carries a lance; especially, a member of a mounted body of men armed with lances, attached to the cavalry service of some nations.
Lancer (n.) A lancet.
Lancer (n.) A set of quadrilles of a certain arrangement.
Lancet (n.) A surgical instrument of various forms, commonly sharp-pointed and two-edged, used in venesection, and in opening abscesses, etc.
Lancet (n.) An iron bar used for tapping a melting furnace.
Landed (imp. & p. p.) of Land
Landau (n.) A four-wheeled covered vehicle, the top of which is divided into two sections which can be let down, or thrown back, in such a manner as to make an open carriage.
Landed (a.) Having an estate in land.
Landed (a.) Consisting in real estate or land; as, landed property; landed security.
Lander (n.) One who lands, or makes a landing.
Lander (n.) A person who waits at the mouth of the shaft to receive the kibble of ore.
Langya (n.) One of several species of East Indian and Asiatic fresh-water fishes of the genus Ophiocephalus, remarkable for their power of living out of water, and for their tenacity of life; -- called also walking fishes.
Lanier (n.) A thong of leather; a whip lash.
Lanier (n.) A strap used to fasten together parts of armor, to hold the shield by, and the like.
Lankly (adv.) In a lank manner.
Lanner (n. m.) Alt. of Lanneret
Lanseh (n.) The small, whitish brown fruit of an East Indian tree (Lansium domesticum). It has a fleshy pulp, with an agreeable subacid taste.
Lanugo (n.) The soft woolly hair which covers most parts of the mammal fetus, and in man is shed before or soon after birth.
Lanyer (n.) See Lanier.
Lapped (imp. & p. p.) of Lap
Lapdog (n.) A small dog fondled in the lap.
Lapful (n.) As much as the lap can contain.
Lapper (n.) One who takes up food or liquid with his tongue.
Lappet (n.) A small decorative fold or flap, esp, of lace or muslin, in a garment or headdress.
Lappet (v. t.) To decorate with, or as with, a lappet.
Lappic (a.) Of or pertaining to Lapland, or the Lapps.
Lappic (n.) The language of the Lapps. See Lappish.
Lapsed (imp. & p. p.) of Lapse
Lapsed (a.) Having slipped downward, backward, or away; having lost position, privilege, etc., by neglect; -- restricted to figurative uses.
Lapsed (a.) Ineffectual, void, or forfeited; as, a lapsed policy of insurance; a lapsed legacy.
Laguay (n.) A lackey.
Larded (imp. & p. p.) of Lard
Larder (n.) A room or place where meat and other articles of food are kept before they are cooked.
Lardon (n.) Alt. of Lardoon
Lardry (n.) A larder.
Larget (n.) A sport piece of bar iron for rolling into a sheet; a small billet.
Lariat (n.) A long, slender rope made of hemp or strips of hide, esp. one with a noose; -- used as a lasso for catching cattle, horses, etc., and for picketing a horse so that he can graze without wandering.
Lariat (v. t.) To secure with a lariat fastened to a stake, as a horse or mule for grazing; also, to lasso or catch with a lariat.
Larine (a.) Of or pertaining to the Gull family (Laridae).
Larked (imp. & p. p.) of Lark
Larker (n.) A catcher of larks.
Larker (n.) One who indulges in a lark or frolic.
Laroid (a.) Like or belonging to the Gull family (Laridae).
Larrup (v. t.) To beat or flog soundly.
Larvae (pl. ) of Larva
Larvas (pl. ) of Larva
Larval (a.) Of or pertaining to a larva.
Larves (pl. ) of Larve
Larynx (n.) The expanded upper end of the windpipe or trachea, connected with the hyoid bone or cartilage. It contains the vocal cords, which produce the voice by their vibrations, when they are stretched and a current of air passes between them. The larynx is connected with the pharynx by an opening, the glottis, which, in mammals, is protected by a lidlike epiglottis.
Lascar (n.) A native sailor, employed in European vessels; also, a menial employed about arsenals, camps, camps, etc.; a camp follower.
Lashed (imp. & p. p.) of Lash
Lashng (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lash
Lasher (n.) One who whips or lashes.
Lasher (n.) A piece of rope for binding or making fast one thing to another; -- called also lashing.
Lasher (n.) A weir in a river.
Lasket (n.) latching.
Lassie (n.) A young girl; a lass.
Lassos (pl. ) of Lasso
Lasted (imp. & p. p.) of Last
Laster (n.) A workman whose business it is to shape boots or shoes, or place leather smoothly, on lasts; a tool for stretching leather on a last.
Lastly (adv.) In the last place; in conclusion.
Lastly (adv.) at last; finally.
Lateen (a.) Of or pertaining to a peculiar rig used in the Mediterranean and adjacent waters, esp. on the northern coast of Africa. See below.
Lately (adv.) Not long ago; recently; as, he has lately arrived from Italy.
Latent (a.) Not visible or apparent; hidden; springs of action.
Lathed (imp. & p. p.) of Lath
Lather (n.) Foam or froth made by soap moistened with water.
Lather (n.) Foam from profuse sweating, as of a horse.
Lather (n.) To spread over with lather; as, to lather the face.
Lather (v. i.) To form lather, or a froth like lather; to accumulate foam from profuse sweating, as a horse.
Lather (v. t.) To beat severely with a thong, strap, or the like; to flog.
Latian (a.) Belonging, or relating, to Latium, a country of ancient Italy. See Latin.
Lation (n.) Transportation; conveyance.
Latish (a.) Somewhat late.
Latoun (n.) Latten, 1.
Latria (n.) The highest kind of worship, or that paid to God; -- distinguished by the Roman Catholics from dulia, or the inferior worship paid to saints.
Latten (n.) A kind of brass hammered into thin sheets, formerly much used for making church utensils, as candlesticks, crosses, etc.; -- called also latten brass.
Latten (n.) Sheet tin; iron plate, covered with tin; also, any metal in thin sheets; as, gold latten.
Latter (a.) Later; more recent; coming or happening after something else; -- opposed to former; as, the former and latter rain.
Latter (a.) Of two things, the one mentioned second.
Latter (a.) Recent; modern.
Latter (a.) Last; latest; final.
Lauded (imp. & p. p.) of Laud
Lauder (n.) One who lauds.
Launce (n.) A lance.
Launce (n.) A balance.
Launce (n.) See Lant, the fish.
Launch (v. i.) To throw, as a lance or dart; to hurl; to let fly.
Launch (v. i.) To strike with, or as with, a lance; to pierce.
Launch (v. i.) To cause to move or slide from the land into the water; to set afloat; as, to launch a ship.
Launch (v. i.) To send out; to start (one) on a career; to set going; to give a start to (something); to put in operation; as, to launch a son in the world; to launch a business project or enterprise.
Launch (v. i.) To move with force and swiftness like a sliding from the stocks into the water; to plunge; to make a beginning; as, to launch into the current of a stream; to launch into an argument or discussion; to launch into lavish expenditures; -- often with out.
Launch (n.) The act of launching.
Launch (n.) The movement of a vessel from land into the water; especially, the sliding on ways from the stocks on which it is built.
Launch (n.) The boat of the largest size belonging to a ship of war; also, an open boat of any size driven by steam, naphtha, electricity, or the like.
Laurel (n.) An evergreen shrub, of the genus Laurus (L. nobilis), having aromatic leaves of a lanceolate shape, with clusters of small, yellowish white flowers in their axils; -- called also sweet bay.
Laurel (n.) A crown of laurel; hence, honor; distinction; fame; -- especially in the plural; as, to win laurels.
Laurel (n.) An English gold coin made in 1619, and so called because the king's head on it was crowned with laurel.
Laurer (n.) Laurel.
Lauric (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the European bay or laurel (Laurus nobilis).
Laurin (n.) A white crystal
Laurus (n.) A genus of trees including, according to modern authors, only the true laurel (Laurus nobilis), and the larger L. Canariensis of Madeira and the Canary Islands. Formerly the sassafras, the camphor tree, the cinnamon tree, and several other aromatic trees and shrubs, were also referred to the genus Laurus.
Laving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lave
Laveer (v. i.) To beat against the wind; to tack.
Lavish (a.) Expending or bestowing profusely; profuse; prodigal; as, lavish of money; lavish of praise.
Lavish (a.) Superabundant; excessive; as, lavish spirits.
Lavish (v. t.) To expend or bestow with profusion; to use with prodigality; to squander; as, to lavish money or praise.
Lavolt (n.) Alt. of Lavolta
Lavour (n.) A laver.
Lawful (a.) Conformable to law; allowed by law; legitimate; competent.
Lawful (a.) Constituted or authorized by law; rightful; as, the lawful owner of lands.
Lawing (n.) Going to law; litigation.
Lawing (n.) Expeditation.
Lawyer (n.) One versed in the laws, or a practitioner of law; one whose profession is to conduct lawsuits for clients, or to advise as to prosecution or defence of lawsuits, or as to legal rights and obligations in other matters. It is a general term, comprehending attorneys, counselors, solicitors, barristers, sergeants, and advocates.
Lawyer (n.) The black-necked stilt. See Stilt.
Lawyer (n.) The bowfin (Amia calva).
Lawyer (n.) The burbot (Lota maculosa).
Laxity (a.) The state or quality of being lax; want of tenseness, strictness, or exactness.
Laying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lay
Laying (n.) The act of one who, or that which, lays.
Laying (n.) The act or period of laying eggs; the eggs laid for one incubation; a clutch.
Laying (n.) The first coat on laths of plasterer's two-coat work.
Laymen (pl. ) of Layman
Layman (n.) One of the people, in distinction from the clergy; one of the laity; sometimes, a man not belonging to some particular profession, in distinction from those who do.
Layman (n.) A lay figure. See under Lay, n. (above).
Layner (n.) A whiplash.
Lazing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Laze
Lazily (adv.) In a lazy manner.
Lazuli (n.) A mineral of a fine azure-blue color, usually in small rounded masses. It is essentially a silicate of alumina, lime, and soda, with some sodium sulphide, is often marked by yellow spots or veins of sulphide of iron, and is much valued for ornamental work. Called also lapis lazuli, and Armenian stone.
Maalin (n.) The sparrow hawk.
Maalin (n.) The kestrel.
Maasha (n.) An East Indian coin, of about one tenth of the weight of a rupee.
Mabble (v. t.) To wrap up.
Mabolo (n.) A kind of persimmon tree (Diospyros discolor) from the Philippine Islands, now introduced into the East and West Indies. It bears an edible fruit as large as a quince.
Macaco (n.) Any one of several species of lemurs, as the ruffed lemur (Lemur macaco), and the ring-tailed lemur (L. catta).
Mackle (n.) Same Macule.
Mackle (v. t. & i.) To blur, or be blurred, in printing, as if there were a double impression.
Macled (a.) Marked like macle (chiastolite).
Macled (a.) Having a twin structure. See Twin, a.
Macled (a.) See Mascled.
Macron (n.) A short, straight, horizontal mark [-], placed over vowels to denote that they are to be pronounced with a long sound; as, a, in dame; /, in s/am, etc.
Mactra (n.) Any marine bivalve shell of the genus Mactra, and allied genera. Many species are known. Some of them are used as food, as Mactra stultorum, of Europe. See Surf clam, under Surf.
Macula (n.) A spot, as on the skin, or on the surface of the sun or of some other luminous orb.
Macula (n.) A rather large spot or blotch of color.
Macule (n.) A spot.
Macule (n.) A blur, or an appearance of a double impression, as when the paper slips a little; a mackle.
Macule (v.) To blur; especially (Print.), to blur or double an impression from type. See Mackle.
Madded (imp. & p. p.) of Mad
Madams (pl. ) of Madam
Madame (n.) My lady; -- a French title formerly given to ladies of quality; now, in France, given to all married women.
Madcap (a.) Inc
Madcap (a.) Wild; reckless.
Madcap (n.) A person of wild behavior; an excitable, rash, violent person.
Madden (v. t.) To make mad; to drive to madness; to craze; to excite violently with passion; to make very angry; to enrage.
Madden (v. i.) To become mad; to act as if mad.
Madder (n.) A plant of the Rubia (R. tinctorum). The root is much used in dyeing red, and formerly was used in medicine. It is cultivated in France and Holland. See Rubiaceous.
Madefy (v. t.) To make wet or moist.
Madmen (pl. ) of Madman
Madman (n.) A man who is mad; lunatic; a crazy person.
Madnep (n.) The masterwort (Peucedanum Ostruthium).
Maenad (n.) A Bacchante; a priestess or votary of Bacchus.
Maenad (n.) A frantic or frenzied woman.
Maffle (v. i.) To stammer.
Magged (a.) Worn; fretted; as, a magged brace.
Maggot (n.) The footless larva of any fly. See Larval.
Maggot (n.) A whim; an odd fancy.
Maghet (n.) A name for daisies and camomiles of several kinds.
Magian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Magi.
Magian (n.) One of the Magi, or priests of the Zoroastrian religion in Persia; an adherent of the Zoroastrian religion.
Magilp (n.) Alt. of Magilph
Magnes (n.) Magnet.
Magnet (n.) The loadstone; a species of iron ore (the ferrosoferric or magnetic ore, Fe3O4) which has the property of attracting iron and some of its ores, and, when freely suspended, of pointing to the poles; -- called also natural magnet.
Magnet (n.) A bar or mass of steel or iron to which the peculiar properties of the loadstone have been imparted; -- called, in distinction from the loadstone, an artificial magnet.
Magnum (n.) A large wine bottle.
Magnum (n.) A bone of the carpus at the base of the third metacarpal bone.
Magpie (n.) Any one of numerous species of the genus Pica and related genera, allied to the jays, but having a long graduated tail.
Maguey (n.) The century plant, a species of Agave (A. Americana). See Agave.
Magyar (n.) One of the dominant people of Hungary, allied to the Finns; a Hungarian.
Magyar (n.) The language of the Magyars.
Maholi (n.) A South African lemur (Galago maholi), having very large ears.
Mahone (n.) A large Turkish ship.
Mahori (n.) One of the dark race inhabiting principally the islands of Eastern Polynesia. Also used adjectively.
Mahout (n.) The keeper and driver of an elephant.
Mahovo (n.) A device for saving power in stopping and starting a railroad car, by means of a heavy fly wheel.
Maiden (n.) An unmarried woman; a girl or woman who has not experienced sexual intercourse; a virgin; a maid.
Maiden (n.) A female servant.
Maiden (n.) An instrument resembling the guillotine, formerly used in Scotland for beheading criminals.
Maiden (n.) A machine for washing
Maiden (a.) Of or pertaining to a maiden, or to maidens; suitable to, or characteristic of, a virgin; as, maiden innocence.
Maiden (a.) Never having been married; not having had sexual intercourse; virgin; -- said usually of the woman, but sometimes of the man; as, a maiden aunt.
Maiden (a.) Fresh; innocent; unpolluted; pure; hitherto unused.
Maiden (a.) Used of a fortress, signifying that it has never been captured, or violated.
Maiden (v. t.) To act coyly like a maiden; -- with it as an indefinite object.
Maiger (n.) The meagre.
Maigre (a.) Belonging to a fast day or fast; as, a maigre day.
Maihem (n.) See Maim, and Mayhem.
Maikel (n.) A South American carnivore of the genus Conepatus, allied to the skunk, but larger, and having a longer snout. The tail is not bushy.
Mailed (imp. & p. p.) of Mail
Mailed (a.) Protected by an external coat, or covering, of scales or plates.
Mailed (a.) Spotted; speckled.
Maimed (imp. & p. p.) of Maim
Mainly (adv.) Very strongly; mightily; to a great degree.
Mainly (adv.) Principally; chiefly.
Mainor (n.) A thing stolen found on the person of the thief.
Maioid (a.) Of or pertaining to the genus Maia, or family Maiadeae.
Majoun (n.) See Madjoun.
Making (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Make
Making (n.) The act of one who makes; workmanship; fabrication; construction; as, this is cloth of your own making; the making of peace or war was in his power.
Making (n.) Composition, or structure.
Making (n.) a poem.
Making (n.) That which establishes or places in a desirable state or condition; the material of which something may be made; as, early misfortune was the making of him.
Making (n.) External appearance; from.
Malady (n.) Any disease of the human body; a distemper, disorder, or indisposition, proceeding from impaired, defective, or morbid organic functions; especially, a lingering or deep-seated disorder.
Malady (n.) A moral or mental defect or disorder.
Malaga (n.) A city and a province of Spain, on the Mediterranean. Hence, Malaga grapes, Malaga raisins, Malaga wines.
Malate (n.) A salt of malic acid.
Maleic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid of the ethylene series, metameric with fumaric acid and obtained by heating malic acid.
Maleyl (n.) A hypothetical radical derived from maleic acid.
Malgre (prep.) See Mauger.
Malice (n.) Enmity of heart; malevolence; ill will; a spirit delighting in harm or misfortune to another; a disposition to injure another; a malignant design of evil.
Malice (n.) Any wicked or mischievous intention of the mind; a depraved inclination to mischief; an intention to vex, annoy, or injure another person, or to do a wrongful act without just cause or cause or excuse; a wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others; willfulness.
Malice (v. t.) To regard with extreme ill will.
Malign (a.) Having an evil disposition toward others; harboring violent enmity; malevolent; malicious; spiteful; -- opposed to benign.
Malign (a.) Unfavorable; unpropitious; pernicious; tending to injure; as, a malign aspect of planets.
Malign (a.) Malignant; as, a malign ulcer.
Malign (a.) To treat with malice; to show hatred toward; to abuse; to wrong; to injure.
Malign (a.) To speak great evil of; to traduce; to defame; to slander; to vilify; to asperse.
Malign (v. i.) To entertain malice.
Malkin (n.) Originally, a kitchenmaid; a slattern.
Malkin (n.) A mop made of clouts, used by the kitchen servant.
Malkin (n.) A scarecrow.
Malkin (n.) A mop or sponge attached to a jointed staff for swabbing out a cannon.
Malled (imp. & p. p.) of Mall
Mallet (n.) A small maul with a short handle, -- used esp. for driving a tool, as a chisel or the like; also, a light beetle with a long handle, -- used in playing croquet.
Mallei (pl. ) of Malleus
Mallow (n.) Alt. of Mallows
Malmag (n.) The tarsius, or spectral lemur.
Malted (imp. & p. p.) of Malt
Maltha (n.) A variety of bitumen, viscid and tenacious, like pitch, unctuous to the touch, and exhaling a bituminous odor.
Maltha (n.) Mortar.
Maltin (n.) Alt. of Maltine
Mammae (pl. ) of Mamma
Mammal (n.) One of the Mammalia.
Mammee (n.) A fruit tree of tropical America, belonging to the genus Mammea (M. Americana); also, its fruit. The latter is large, covered with a thick, tough ring, and contains a bright yellow pulp of a pleasant taste and fragrant scent. It is often called mammee apple.
Mammer (v. i.) To hesitate; to mutter doubtfully.
Mammet (n.) An idol; a puppet; a doll.
Mammon (n.) Riches; wealth; the god of riches; riches, personified.
Mamzer (n.) A person born of relations between whom marriage was forbidden by the Mosaic law; a bastard.
Manned (imp. & p. p.) of Man
Manace (n. & v.) Same as Menace.
Manage (n.) The handling or government of anything, but esp. of a horse; management; administration. See Manege.
Manage (n.) To have under control and direction; to conduct; to guide; to administer; to treat; to handle.
Manage (n.) Hence: Esp., to guide by careful or delicate treatment; to wield with address; to make subservient by artful conduct; to bring around cunningly to one's plans.
Manage (n.) To train in the manege, as a horse; to exercise in graceful or artful action.
Manage (n.) To treat with care; to husband.
Manage (n.) To bring about; to contrive.
Manage (v. i.) To direct affairs; to carry on business or affairs; to administer.
Manche (n.) A sleeve.
Manchu (a.) Of or pertaining to Manchuria or its inhabitants.
Manchu (n.) A native or inhabitant of Manchuria; also, the language spoken by the Manchus.
Mancus (n.) An old Anglo Saxon coin both of gold and silver, and of variously estimated values. The silver mancus was equal to about one shilling of modern English money.
Mander (v. t. & i.) See Maunder.
Mandil (n.) A loose outer garment worn the 16th and 17th centuries.
Manege (n.) Art of horsemanship, or of training horses.
Manege (n.) A school for teaching horsemanship, and for training horses.
Manful (a.) Showing man
Mangan (n.) See Mangonel.
Manger (n.) A trough or open box in which fodder is placed for horses or cattle to eat.
Manger (n.) The fore part of the deck, having a bulkhead athwart ships high enough to prevent water which enters the hawse holes from running over it.
Mangle (v. t.) To cut or bruise with repeated blows or strokes, making a ragged or torn wound, or covering with wounds; to tear in cutting; to cut in a bungling manner; to lacerate; to mutilate.
Mangle (v. t.) To mutilate or injure, in making, doing, or pertaining; as, to mangle a piece of music or a recitation.
Mangle (n.) A machine for smoothing
Mangle (n.) To smooth with a mangle, as damp
Mangue (n.) The kusimanse.
Maniac (a.) Raving with madness; raging with disordered intellect; affected with mania; mad.
Maniac (n.) A raving lunatic; a madman.
Manila (a.) Alt. of Manilla
Manioc (n.) The tropical plants (Manihot utilissima, and M. Aipi), from which cassava and tapioca are prepared; also, cassava.
Manito (n.) Alt. of Manitu
Manitu (n.) A name given by tribes of American Indians to a great spirit, whether good or evil, or to any object of worship.
Manner (n.) Mode of action; way of performing or effecting anything; method; style; form; fashion.
Manner (n.) Characteristic mode of acting, conducting, carrying one's self, or the like; bearing; habitual style.
Manner (n.) Customary method of acting; habit.
Manner (n.) Carriage; behavior; deportment; also, becoming behavior; well-bred carriage and address.
Manner (n.) The style of writing or thought of an author; characteristic peculiarity of an artist.
Manner (n.) Certain degree or measure; as, it is in a manner done already.
Manner (n.) Sort; kind; style; -- in this application sometimes having the sense of a plural, sorts or kinds.
Manred (n.) Alt. of Manrent
Mantel (n.) The finish around a fireplace, covering the chimney-breast in front and sometimes on both sides; especially, a shelf above the fireplace, and its supports.
Mantic (a.) Of or pertaining to divination, or to the condition of one inspired, or supposed to be inspired, by a deity; prophetic.
Mantis (n.) Any one of numerous species of voracious orthopterous insects of the genus Mantis, and allied genera. They are remarkable for their slender grotesque forms, and for holding their stout anterior legs in a manner suggesting hands folded in prayer. The common American species is M. Carolina.
Mantle (n.) A loose garment to be worn over other garments; an enveloping robe; a cloak. Hence, figuratively, a covering or concealing envelope.
Mantle (n.) Same as Mantling.
Mantle (n.) The external fold, or folds, of the soft, exterior membrane of the body of a mollusk. It usually forms a cavity inclosing the gills. See Illusts. of Buccinum, and Byssus.
Mantle (n.) Any free, outer membrane.
Mantle (n.) The back of a bird together with the folded wings.
Mantle (n.) A mantel. See Mantel.
Mantle (n.) The outer wall and casing of a blast furnace, above the hearth.
Mantle (n.) A penstock for a water wheel.
Mantle (v. t.) To cover or envelop, as with a mantle; to cloak; to hide; to disguise.
Mantle (v. i.) To unfold and spread out the wings, like a mantle; -- said of hawks. Also used figuratively.
Mantle (v. i.) To spread out; -- said of wings.
Mantle (v. i.) To spread over the surface as a covering; to overspread; as, the scum mantled on the pool.
Mantle (v. i.) To gather, assume, or take on, a covering, as froth, scum, etc.
Mantra (n.) A prayer; an invocation; a religious formula; a charm.
Mantua (n.) A superior kind of rich silk formerly exported from Mantua in Italy.
Mantua (n.) A woman's cloak or mantle; also, a woman's gown.
Manual (a.) Of or pertaining to the hand; done or made by the hand; as, manual labor; the king's sign manual.
Manual (a.) A small book, such as may be carried in the hand, or conveniently handled; a handbook; specifically, the service book of the Roman Catholic Church.
Manual (a.) A keyboard of an organ or harmonium for the fingers, as distinguished from the pedals; a clavier, or set of keys.
Manual (a.) A prescribed exercise in the systematic handing of a weapon; as, the manual of arms; the manual of the sword; the manual of the piece (cannon, mortar, etc.).
Manure (v. t.) To cultivate by manual labor; to till; hence, to develop by culture.
Manure (v. t.) To apply manure to; to enrich, as land, by the application of a fertilizing substance.
Manure (n.) Any matter which makes land productive; a fertilizing substance, as the contents of stables and barnyards, dung, decaying animal or vegetable substances, etc.
Manway (n.) A small passageway, as in a mine, that a man may pass through.
Maoris (pl. ) of Maori
Mapped (imp. & p. p.) of Map
Mapach (n.) The raccoon.
Marred (imp. & p. p.) of Mar
Maraud (v. i.) To rove in quest of plunder; to make an excursion for booty; to plunder.
Maraud (n.) An excursion for plundering.
Marble (n.) A massive, compact limestone; a variety of calcite, capable of being polished and used for architectural and ornamental purposes. The color varies from white to black, being sometimes yellow, red, and green, and frequently beautifully veined or clouded. The name is also given to other rocks of like use and appearance, as serpentine or verd antique marble, and less properly to polished porphyry, granite, etc.
Marble (n.) A thing made of, or resembling, marble, as a work of art, or record, in marble; or, in the plural, a collection of such works; as, the Arundel or Arundelian marbles; the Elgin marbles.
Marble (n.) A little ball of marble, or of some other hard substance, used as a plaything by children; or, in the plural, a child's game played with marbles.
Marble (a.) Made of, or resembling, marble; as, a marble mantel; marble paper.
Marble (a.) Cold; hard; unfeeling; as, a marble breast or heart.
Marble (n.) To stain or vein like marble; to variegate in color; as, to marble the edges of a book, or the surface of paper.
Marbly (a.) Containing, or resembling, marble.
Macher (n.) One who marches.
Marcid (a.) Pining; lean; withered.
Marcid (a.) Characterized by emaciation, as a fever.
Marcor (n.) A wasting away of flesh; decay.
Mareis (n.) A Marsh.
Marena (n.) A European whitefish of the genus Coregonus.
Margay (n.) An American wild cat (Felis tigrina), ranging from Mexico to Brazil. It is spotted with black. Called also long-tailed cat.
Margin (n.) A border; edge; brink; verge; as, the margin of a river or lake.
Margin (n.) Specifically: The part of a page at the edge left uncovered in writing or printing.
Margin (n.) The difference between the cost and the selling price of an article.
Margin (n.) Something allowed, or reserved, for that which can not be foreseen or known with certainty.
Margin (n.) Collateral security deposited with a broker to secure him from loss on contracts entered into by him on behalf of his principial, as in the speculative buying and selling of stocks, wheat, etc.
Margin (v. t.) To furnish with a margin.
Margin (v. t.) To enter in the margin of a page.
Marian (a.) Pertaining to the Virgin Mary, or sometimes to Mary, Queen of England, daughter of Henry VIII.
Mariet (n.) A kind of bellflower, Companula Trachelium, once called Viola Mariana; but it is not a violet.
Marine (a.) Of or pertaining to the sea; having to do with the ocean, or with navigation or naval affairs; nautical; as, marine productions or bodies; marine shells; a marine engine.
Marine (a.) Formed by the action of the currents or waves of the sea; as, marine deposits.
Marine (a.) A solider serving on shipboard; a sea soldier; one of a body of troops trained to do duty in the navy.
Marine (a.) The sum of naval affairs; naval economy; the department of navigation and sea forces; the collective shipping of a country; as, the mercantile marine.
Marine (a.) A picture representing some marine subject.
Marish (n.) Low, wet ground; a marsh; a fen; a bog; a moor.
Marish (a.) Moory; fenny; boggy.
Marish (a.) Growing in marshes.
Marked (imp. & p. p.) of Mark
Marked (a.) Designated or distinguished by, or as by, a mark; hence; noticeable; conspicuous; as, a marked card; a marked coin; a marked instance.
Markee (n.) See Marquee.
Marker (n.) One who or that which marks.
Marker (n.) One who keeps account of a game played, as of billiards.
Marker (n.) A counter used in card playing and other games.
Marker (n.) The soldier who forms the pilot of a wheeling column, or marks the direction of an alignment.
Marker (n.) An attachment to a sewing machine for marking a
Market (n.) A meeting together of people, at a stated time and place, for the purpose of traffic (as in cattle, provisions, wares, etc.) by private purchase and sale, and not by auction; as, a market is held in the town every week.
Market (n.) A public place (as an open space in a town) or a large building, where a market is held; a market place or market house; esp., a place where provisions are sold.
Market (n.) An opportunity for selling anything; demand, as shown by price offered or obtainable; a town, region, or country, where the demand exists; as, to find a market for one's wares; there is no market for woolen cloths in that region; India is a market for English goods.
Market (n.) Exchange, or purchase and sale; traffic; as, a dull market; a slow market.
Market (n.) The price for which a thing is sold in a market; market price. Hence: Value; worth.
Market (n.) The privelege granted to a town of having a public market.
Market (v. i.) To deal in a market; to buy or sell; to make bargains for provisions or goods.
Market (v. t.) To expose for sale in a market; to traffic in; to sell in a market, and in an extended sense, to sell in any manner; as, most of the farmes have marketed their crops.
Markis (n.) A marquis.
Marled (imp. & p. p.) of Marl
Marlin (n.) The American great marbled godwit (Limosa fedoa). Applied also to the red-breasted godwit (Limosa haematica).
Marmot (n.) Any rodent of the genus Arctomys. The common European marmot (A. marmotta) is about the size of a rabbit, and inhabits the higher regions of the Alps and Pyrenees. The bobac is another European species. The common American species (A. monax) is the woodchuck.
Marmot (n.) Any one of several species of ground squirrels or gophers of the genus Spermophilus; also, the prairie dog.
Marone (n.) See Maroon, the color.
Maroon (n.) In the West Indies and Guiana, a fugitive slave, or a free negro, living in the mountains.
Maroon (v. t.) To put (a person) ashore on a desolate island or coast and leave him to his fate.
Maroon (a.) Having the color called maroon. See 4th Maroon.
Maroon (n.) A brownish or dull red of any description, esp. of a scarlet cast rather than approaching crimson or purple.
Maroon (n.) An explosive shell. See Marron, 3.
Marque (n.) A license to pass the limits of a jurisdiction, or boundary of a country, for the purpose of making reprisals.
Marram (n.) A coarse grass found on sandy beaches (Ammophila arundinacea). See Beach grass, under Beach.
Marrer (n.) One who mars or injures.
Marron (a.) A large chestnut.
Marron (a.) A chestnut color; maroon.
Marron (a.) A paper or pasteboard box or shell, wound about with strong twine, filled with an explosive, and ignited with a fuse, -- used to make a noise like a cannon.
Marrot (n.) The razor-billed auk. See Auk.
Marrot (n.) The common guillemot.
Marrot (n.) The puffin.
Marrow (n.) The tissue which fills the cavities of most bones; the medulla. In the larger cavities it is commonly very fatty, but in the smaller cavities it is much less fatty, and red or reddish in color.
Marrow (n.) The essence; the best part.
Marrow (n.) One of a pair; a match; a companion; an intimate associate.
Marrow (v. t.) To fill with, or as with, marrow of fat; to glut.
Marshy (a.) Resembling a marsh; wet; boggy; fenny.
Marshy (a.) Pertaining to, or produced in, marshes; as, a marshy weed.
Martel (v. i.) To make a blow with, or as with, a hammer.
Marten (n.) A bird. See Martin.
Marten (n.) Any one of several fur-bearing carnivores of the genus Mustela, closely allied to the sable. Among the more important species are the European beech, or stone, marten (Mustela foina); the pine marten (M. martes); and the American marten, or sable (M. Americana), which some zoologists consider only a variety of the Russian sable.
Marten (n.) The fur of the marten, used for hats, muffs, etc.
Martin (n.) A perforated stone-faced runner for grinding.
Martin (n.) One of several species of swallows, usually having the tail less deeply forked than the tail of the common swallows.
Martyr (n.) One who, by his death, bears witness to the truth of the gospel; one who is put to death for his religion; as, Stephen was the first Christian martyr.
Martyr (n.) Hence, one who sacrifices his life, his station, or what is of great value to him, for the sake of principle, or to sustain a cause.
Martyr (v. t.) To put to death for adhering to some belief, esp. Christianity; to sacrifice on account of faith or profession.
Martyr (v. t.) To persecute; to torment; to torture.
Marvel (n.) That which causes wonder; a prodigy; a miracle.
Marvel (n.) Wonder.
Marvel (v. i.) To be struck with surprise, astonishment, or wonder; to wonder.
Marvel (v. t.) To marvel at.
Marvel (v. t.) To cause to marvel, or be surprised; -- used impersonally.
Marver (n.) A stone, or cast-iron plate, or former, on which hot glass is rolled to give it shape.
Mascle (n.) A lozenge voided.
Mascot (n.) Alt. of Mascotte
Mashed (imp. & p. p.) of Mash
Masher (n.) One who, or that which, mashes; also (Brewing), a machine for making mash.
Masher (n.) A charmer of women.
Masked (imp. & p. p.) of Mask
Masked (a.) Wearing a mask or masks; characterized by masks; cincealed; hidden.
Masked (a.) Same as Personate.
Masked (a.) Having the anterior part of the head differing decidedly in color from the rest of the plumage; -- said of birds.
Masker (n.) One who wears a mask; one who appears in disguise at a masquerade.
Masker (v. t.) To confuse; to stupefy.
Maslin (n.) A mixture composed of different materials
Maslin (n.) A mixture of metals resembling brass.
Maslin (n.) A mixture of different sorts of grain, as wheat and rye.
Maslin (n.) A vessel made of maslin, 1 (a).
Maslin (a.) Composed of different sorts; as, maslin bread, which is made of rye mixed with a little wheat.
Masora (n.) A Jewish critical work on the text of the Hebrew Scriptures, composed by several learned rabbis of the school of Tiberias, in the eighth and ninth centuries.
Masque (n.) A mask; a masquerade.
Massed (imp. & p. p.) of Mass
Masser (n.) A priest who celebrates Mass.
Masted (imp. & p. p.) of Mast
Mastax (n.) The pharynx of a rotifer. It usually contains four horny pieces. The two central ones form the incus, against which the mallei, or lateral ones, work so as to crush the food.
Mastax (n.) The lore of a bird.
Masted (a.) Furnished with a mast or masts; -- chiefly in composition; as, a three-masted schooner.
Master (n.) A vessel having (so many) masts; -- used only in compounds; as, a two-master.
Master (n.) A male person having another living being so far subject to his will, that he can, in the main, control his or its actions; -- formerly used with much more extensive application than now. (a) The employer of a servant. (b) The owner of a slave. (c) The person to whom an apprentice is articled. (d) A sovereign, prince, or feudal noble; a chief, or one exercising similar authority. (e) The head of a household. (f) The male head of a school or college. (g) A male teacher. (h) The dire
Master (n.) One who uses, or controls at will, anything inanimate; as, to be master of one's time.
Master (n.) One who has attained great skill in the use or application of anything; as, a master of oratorical art.
Master (n.) A title given by courtesy, now commonly pronounced mister, except when given to boys; -- sometimes written Mister, but usually abbreviated to Mr.
Master (n.) A young gentleman; a lad, or small boy.
Master (n.) The commander of a merchant vessel; -- usually called captain. Also, a commissioned officer in the navy ranking next above ensign and below lieutenant; formerly, an officer on a man-of-war who had immediate charge, under the commander, of sailing the vessel.
Master (n.) A person holding an office of authority among the Freemasons, esp. the presiding officer; also, a person holding a similar office in other civic societies.
Master (v. t.) To become the master of; to subject to one's will, control, or authority; to conquer; to overpower; to subdue.
Master (v. t.) To gain the command of, so as to understand or apply; to become an adept in; as, to master a science.
Master (v. t.) To own; to posses.
Master (v. i.) To be skillful; to excel.
Mastic (n.) A low shrubby tree of the genus Pistacia (P. Lentiscus), growing upon the islands and coasts of the Mediterranean, and producing a valuable resin; -- called also, mastic tree.
Mastic (n.) A resin exuding from the mastic tree, and obtained by incision. The best is in yellowish white, semitransparent tears, of a faint smell, and is used as an astringent and an aromatic, also as an ingredient in varnishes.
Mastic (n.) A kind of cement composed of burnt clay, litharge, and linseed oil, used for plastering walls, etc.
Matted (imp. & p. p.) of Mat
Mataco (n.) The three-banded armadillo (Tolypeutis tricinctus). See Illust. under Loricata.
Mating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mate
Mather (n.) See Madder.
Mathes (n.) The mayweed. Cf. Maghet.
Matico (n.) A Peruvian plant (Piper, / Artanthe, elongatum), allied to the pepper, the leaves of which are used as a styptic and astringent.
Matrix (n.) The womb.
Matrix (n.) Hence, that which gives form or origin to anything
Matrix (n.) The cavity in which anything is formed, and which gives it shape; a die; a mold, as for the face of a type.
Matrix (n.) The earthy or stony substance in which metallic ores or crystallized minerals are found; the gangue.
Matrix (n.) The five simple colors, black, white, blue, red, and yellow, of which all the rest are composed.
Matrix (n.) The lifeless portion of tissue, either animal or vegetable, situated between the cells; the intercellular substance.
Matrix (n.) A rectangular arrangement of symbols in rows and columns. The symbols may express quantities or operations.
Matron (n.) A wife or a widow, especially, one who has borne children; a woman of staid or motherly manners.
Matron (n.) A housekeeper; esp., a woman who manages the domestic economy of a public instution; a head nurse in a hospital; as, the matron of a school or hospital.
Matted (a.) Having a dull surface; unburnished; as, matted gold leaf or gilding.
Matted (a.) Covered with a mat or mats; as, a matted floor.
Matted (a.) Tangled closely together; having its parts adhering closely together; as, matted hair.
Matter (n.) That of which anything is composed; constituent substance; material; the material or substantial part of anything; the constituent elements of conception; that into which a notion may be analyzed; the essence; the pith; the embodiment.
Matter (n.) That of which the sensible universe and all existent bodies are composed; anything which has extension, occupies space, or is perceptible by the senses; body; substance.
Matter (n.) That with regard to, or about which, anything takes place or is done; the thing aimed at, treated of, or treated; subject of action, discussion, consideration, feeling, complaint, legal action, or the like; theme.
Matter (n.) That which one has to treat, or with which one has to do; concern; affair; business.
Matter (n.) Affair worthy of account; thing of consequence; importance; significance; moment; -- chiefly in the phrases what matter ? no matter, and the like.
Matter (n.) Inducing cause or occasion, especially of anything disagreeable or distressing; difficulty; trouble.
Matter (n.) Amount; quantity; portion; space; -- often indefinite.
Matter (n.) Substance excreted from living animal bodies; that which is thrown out or discharged in a tumor, boil, or abscess; pus; purulent substance.
Matter (n.) That which is permanent, or is supposed to be given, and in or upon which changes are effected by psychological or physical processes and relations; -- opposed to form.
Matter (n.) Written manuscript, or anything to be set in type; copy; also, type set up and ready to be used, or which has been used, in printing.
Matter (v. i.) To be of importance; to import; to signify.
Matter (v. i.) To form pus or matter, as an abscess; to maturate.
Matter (v. t.) To regard as important; to take account of; to care for.
Mature (superl.) Brought by natural process to completeness of growth and development; fitted by growth and development for any function, action, or state, appropriate to its kind; full-grown; ripe.
Mature (superl.) Completely worked out; fully digested or prepared; ready for action; made ready for destined application or use; perfected; as, a mature plan.
Mature (superl.) Of or pertaining to a condition of full development; as, a man of mature years.
Mature (superl.) Come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration.
Mature (v. t.) To bring or hasten to maturity; to promote ripeness in; to ripen; to complete; as, to mature one's plans.
Mature (v. i.) To advance toward maturity; to become ripe; as, wine matures by age; the judgment matures by age and experience.
Mature (v. i.) Hence, to become due, as a note.
Maudle (v. t.) To throw onto confusion or disorder; to render maudlin.
Mauger (prep.) Alt. of Maugre
Maugre (prep.) In spite of; in opposition to; notwithstanding.
Maugre (v. t.) To defy.
Maukin (n.) See Malkin.
Maukin (n.) A hare.
Mauled (imp. & p. p.) of Maul
Maumet (n.) See Mawmet.
Maunch (v. t.) To munch.
Maunch (n.) See Manche.
Maungy (a.) Mangy.
Mawkin (n.) See Malkin, and Maukin.
Mawmet (n.) A puppet; a doll; originally, an idol, because in the Middle Ages it was generally believed that the Mohammedans worshiped images representing Mohammed.
Maxima (pl. ) of Maximum
Mayhap (adv.) Perhaps; peradventure.
Mayhem (n.) The maiming of a person by depriving him of the use of any of his members which are necessary for defense or protection. See Maim.
Maying (n.) The celebrating of May Day.
Maypop (n.) The edible fruit of a passion flower, especially that of the North American Passiflora incarnata, an oval yellowish berry as large as a small apple.
Mazama (n.) Alt. of Mazame
Mazame (n.) A goatlike antelope (Haplocerus montanus) which inhabits the Rocky Mountains, frequenting the highest parts; -- called also mountain goat.
Mazard (n.) A kind of small black cherry.
Mazard (n.) The jaw; the head or skull.
Mazard (v. t.) To knock on the head.
Mazing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Maze
Mazily (adv.) In a mazy manner.
Nabbed (imp. & p. p.) of Nab
Nacker (n.) See Nacre.
Nadder (n.) An adder.
Naenia (n.) See Nenia.
Nagged (imp. & p. p.) of Nag
Naiant (a.) See Natant.
Nailed (imp. & p. p.) of Nail
Nailer (n.) One whose occupation is to make nails; a nail maker.
Nailer (n.) One who fastens with, or drives, nails.
Naming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Name
Namely (adv.) By name; by particular mention; specifically; especially; expressly.
Namely (adv.) That is to say; to wit; videlicet; -- introducing a particular or specific designation.
Nandou (n.) Alt. of Nandu
Nanpie (n.) The magpie.
Napped (imp. & p. p.) of Nap
Napery (n.) Table
Naphew (n.) See Navew.
Napkin (n.) A little towel, or small cloth, esp. one for wiping the fingers and mouth at table.
Napkin (n.) A handkerchief.
Nardoo (n.) An Australian name for Marsilea Drummondii, a four-leaved cryptogamous plant, sometimes used for food.
Narica (n.) The brown coati. See Coati.
Narine (a.) Of or belonging to the nostrils.
Narrow (superl.) Of little breadth; not wide or broad; having little distance from side to side; as, a narrow board; a narrow street; a narrow hem.
Narrow (superl.) Of little extent; very limited; circumscribed.
Narrow (superl.) Having but a little margin; having barely sufficient space, time, or number, etc.; close; near; -- with special reference to some peril or misfortune; as, a narrow shot; a narrow escape; a narrow majority.
Narrow (superl.) Limited as to means; straitened; pinching; as, narrow circumstances.
Narrow (superl.) Contracted; of limited scope; illiberal; bigoted; as, a narrow mind; narrow views.
Narrow (superl.) Parsimonious; niggardly; covetous; selfish.
Narrow (superl.) Scrutinizing in detail; close; accurate; exact.
Narrow (superl.) Formed (as a vowel) by a close position of some part of the tongue in relation to the palate; or (according to Bell) by a tense condition of the pharynx; -- distinguished from wide; as e (eve) and / (f/d), etc., from i (ill) and / (f/t), etc.
Narrow (n.) A narrow passage; esp., a contracted part of a stream, lake, or sea; a strait connecting two bodies of water; -- usually in the plural; as, The Narrows of New York harbor.
Narrow (v. t.) To lessen the breadth of; to contract; to draw into a smaller compass; to reduce the width or extent of.
Narrow (v. t.) To contract the reach or sphere of; to make less liberal or more selfish; to limit; to confine; to restrict; as, to narrow one's views or knowledge; to narrow a question in discussion.
Narrow (v. t.) To contract the size of, as a stocking, by taking two stitches into one.
Narrow (v. i.) To become less broad; to contract; to become narrower; as, the sea narrows into a strait.
Narrow (v. i.) Not to step out enough to the one hand or the other; as, a horse narrows.
Narrow (v. i.) To contract the size of a stocking or other knit article, by taking two stitches into one.
Narwal (n.) See Narwhal.
Nascal (n.) A kind of pessary of medicated wool or cotton, formerly used.
Nasion (n.) The middle point of the nasofrontal suture.
Nassas (pl. ) of Nassa
NassAe (pl. ) of Nassa
Nasute (a.) Having a nice sense of smell.
Nasute (a.) Critically nice; captious.
Natals (n. pl.) One's birth, or the circumstances attending it.
Natant (a.) Floating in water, as the leaves of water lilies, or submersed, as those of many aquatic plants.
Natant (a.) Placed horizontally across the field, as if swimmimg toward the dexter side; said of all sorts of fishes except the flying fish.
Natica (n.) Any one of numerous species of marine gastropods belonging to Natica, Lunatia, Neverita, and other allied genera (family Naticidae.) They burrow beneath the sand, or mud, and drill other shells.
Nation (n.) A part, or division, of the people of the earth, distinguished from the rest by common descent, language, or institutions; a race; a stock.
Nation (n.) The body of inhabitants of a country, united under an independent government of their own.
Nation (n.) Family;
Nation (n.) One of the divisions of university students in a classification according to nativity, formerly common in Europe.
Nation (n.) One of the four divisions (named from the parts of Scotland) in which students were classified according to their nativity.
Nation (n.) A great number; a great deal; -- by way of emphasis; as, a nation of herbs.
Native (a.) Arising by birth; having an origin; born.
Native (a.) Of or pertaining to one's birth; natal; belonging to the place or the circumstances in which one is born; -- opposed to foreign; as, native land, language, color, etc.
Native (a.) Born in the region in which one lives; as, a native inhabitant, race; grown or originating in the region where used or sold; not foreign or imported; as, native oysters, or strawberries.
Native (a.) Original; constituting the original substance of anything; as, native dust.
Native (a.) Conferred by birth; derived from origin; born with one; inherent; inborn; not acquired; as, native genius, cheerfulness, simplicity, rights, etc.
Native (a.) Naturally related; cognate; connected (with).
Native (a.) Found in nature uncombined with other elements; as, native silver.
Native (a.) Found in nature; not artificial; as native sodium chloride.
Native (n.) One who, or that which, is born in a place or country referred to; a denizen by birth; an animal, a fruit, or vegetable, produced in a certain region; as, a native of France.
Native (n.) Any of the live stock found in a region, as distinguished from such as belong to pure and distinct imported breeds.
Natron (n.) Native sodium carbonate.
Natter (v. i.) To find fault; to be peevish.
Nature (n.) The existing system of things; the world of matter, or of matter and mind; the creation; the universe.
Nature (n.) The personified sum and order of causes and effects; the powers which produce existing phenomena, whether in the total or in detail; the agencies which carry on the processes of creation or of being; -- often conceived of as a single and separate entity, embodying the total of all finite agencies and forces as disconnected from a creating or ordering intelligence.
Nature (n.) The established or regular course of things; usual order of events; connection of cause and effect.
Nature (n.) Conformity to that which is natural, as distinguished from that which is artifical, or forced, or remote from actual experience.
Nature (n.) The sum of qualities and attributes which make a person or thing what it is, as distinct from others; native character; inherent or essential qualities or attributes; peculiar constitution or quality of being.
Nature (n.) Hence: Kind, sort; character; quality.
Nature (n.) Physical constitution or existence; the vital powers; the natural life.
Nature (n.) Natural affection or reverence.
Nature (n.) Constitution or quality of mind or character.
Nature (v. t.) To endow with natural qualities.
Naught (adv.) Nothing.
Naught (adv.) The arithmetical character 0; a cipher. See Cipher.
Naught (adv.) In no degree; not at all.
Naught (a.) Of no value or account; worthless; bad; useless.
Naught (a.) Hence, vile; base; naughty.
Nausea (n.) Seasickness; hence, any similar sickness of the stomach accompanied with a propensity to vomit; qualm; squeamishness of the stomach; loathing.
Nautch (n.) An entertainment consisting chiefly of dancing by professional dancing (or Nautch) girls.
Nautic (a.) Nautical.
Navals (n.pl.) Naval affairs.
Navies (pl. ) of Navvy
Navies (pl. ) of Navy
Nayaur (n.) A specied of wild sheep (Ovis Hodgsonii), native of Nepaul and Thibet. It has a dorsal mane and a white ruff beneath the neck.
Oafish (a.) Like an oaf; simple.
Oaring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Oar
Pacane (n.) A species of hickory. See Pecan.
Pacate (a.) Appeased; pacified; tranquil.
Pacing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pace
Pachak (n.) The fragrant roots of the Saussurea Costus, exported from India to China, and used for burning as incense. It is supposed to be the costus of the ancients.
Pacify (v. t.) To make to be at peace; to appease; to calm; to still; to quiet; to allay the agitation, excitement, or resentment of; to tranquillize; as, to pacify a man when angry; to pacify pride, appetite, or importunity.
Packed (imp. & p. p.) of Pack
Packer (n.) A person whose business is to pack things; especially, one who packs food for preservation; as, a pork packer.
Packet (n.) A small pack or package; a little bundle or parcel; as, a packet of letters.
Packet (n.) Originally, a vessel employed by government to convey dispatches or mails; hence, a vessel employed in conveying dispatches, mails, passengers, and goods, and having fixed days of sailing; a mail boat.
Packet (v. t.) To make up into a packet or bundle.
Packet (v. t.) To send in a packet or dispatch vessel.
Packet (v. i.) To ply with a packet or dispatch boat.
Padded (imp. & p. p.) of Pad
Padder (n.) One who, or that which, pads.
Padder (n.) A highwayman; a footpad.
Paddle (v. i.) To use the hands or fingers in toying; to make caressing strokes.
Paddle (v. i.) To dabble in water with hands or feet; to use a paddle, or something which serves as a paddle, in swimming, in paddling a boat, etc.
Paddle (v. t.) To pat or stroke amorously, or gently.
Paddle (v. t.) To propel with, or as with, a paddle or paddles.
Paddle (v. t.) To pad; to tread upon; to trample.
Paddle (v. i.) An implement with a broad blade, which is used without a fixed fulcrum in propelling and steering canoes and boats.
Paddle (v. i.) The broad part of a paddle, with which the stroke is made; hence, any short, broad blade, resembling that of a paddle.
Paddle (v. i.) One of the broad boards, or floats, at the circumference of a water wheel, or paddle wheel.
Paddle (v. i.) A small gate in sluices or lock gates to admit or let off water; -- also called clough.
Paddle (v. i.) A paddle-shaped foot, as of the sea turtle.
Paddle (v. i.) A paddle-shaped implement for string or mixing.
Paddle (v. i.) See Paddle staff (b), below.
Padder (n.) One who, or that which, paddles.
Padnag (n.) An ambling nag.
Paeony (n.) See Peony.
Paging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Page
Pagina (n.) The surface of a leaf or of a flattened thallus.
Paging (n.) The marking or numbering of the pages of a book.
Pagoda (n.) A term by which Europeans designate religious temples and tower-like buildings of the Hindoos and Buddhists of India, Farther India, China, and Japan, -- usually but not always, devoted to idol worship.
Pagoda (n.) An idol.
Pagoda (n.) A gold or silver coin, of various kinds and values, formerly current in India. The Madras gold pagoda was worth about three and a half rupees.
Paguma (n.) Any one of several species of East Indian viverrine mammals of the genus Paguma. They resemble a weasel in form.
Paigle (n.) A species of Primula, either the cowslip or the primrose.
Pained (imp. & p. p.) of Pain
Painim (n.) A pagan; an infidel; -- used also adjectively.
Painty (a.) Unskillfully painted, so that the painter's method of work is too obvious; also, having too much pigment applied to the surface.
Paired (imp. & p. p.) of Pair
Pairer (n.) One who impairs.
Pajock (n.) A peacock.
Palace (n.) The residence of a sovereign, including the lodgings of high officers of state, and rooms for business, as well as halls for ceremony and reception.
Palace (n.) The official residence of a bishop or other distinguished personage.
Palace (n.) Loosely, any unusually magnificent or stately house.
Palama (n.) A membrane extending between the toes of a bird, and uniting them more or less closely together.
Palate (n.) The roof of the mouth.
Palate (n.) Relish; taste; liking; -- a sense originating in the mistaken notion that the palate is the organ of taste.
Palate (n.) Fig.: Mental relish; intellectual taste.
Palate (n.) A projection in the throat of such flowers as the snapdragon.
Palate (v. t.) To perceive by the taste.
Paling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pale
Paleae (pl. ) of Palea
Palely (a.) In a pale manner; dimly; wanly; not freshly or ruddily.
Palesy (n.) Palsy.
Paling (n.) Pales, in general; a fence formed with pales or pickets; a limit; an inclosure.
Paling (n.) The act of placing pales or stripes on cloth; also, the stripes themselves.
Palish (a.) Somewhat pale or wan.
Palkee (n.) A palanquin.
Palled (imp. & p. p.) of Pall
Pallah (n.) A large South African antelope (Aepyceros melampus). The male has long lyrate and annulated horns. The general color is bay, with a black crescent on the croup. Called also roodebok.
Pallas (n.) Pallas Athene, the Grecian goddess of wisdom, called also Athene, and identified, at a later period, with the Roman Minerva.
Pallet (n.) A small and mean bed; a bed of straw.
Pallet (n.) Same as Palette.
Pallet (n.) A wooden implement used by potters, crucible makers, etc., for forming, beating, and rounding their works. It is oval, round, and of other forms.
Pallet (n.) A potter's wheel.
Pallet (n.) An instrument used to take up gold leaf from the pillow, and to apply it.
Pallet (n.) A tool for gilding the backs of books over the bands.
Pallet (n.) A board on which a newly molded brick is conveyed to the hack.
Pallet (n.) A click or pawl for driving a ratchet wheel.
Pallet (n.) One of the series of disks or pistons in the chain pump.
Pallet (n.) One of the pieces or levers connected with the pendulum of a clock, or the balance of a watch, which receive the immediate impulse of the scape-wheel, or balance wheel.
Pallet (n.) In the organ, a valve between the wind chest and the mouth of a pipe or row of pipes.
Pallet (n.) One of a pair of shelly plates that protect the siphon tubes of certain bivalves, as the Teredo. See Illust. of Teredo.
Pallet (n.) A cup containing three ounces, -- /ormerly used by surgeons.
Pallid (a.) Deficient in color; pale; wan; as, a pallid countenance; pallid blue.
Pallia (pl. ) of Pallium
Pallor (a.) Paleness; want of color; pallidity; as, pallor of the complexion.
Palmed (imp. & p. p.) of Palm
Palmar (a.) Pertaining to, or corresponding with, the palm of the hand.
Palmar (a.) Of or pertaining to the under side of the wings of birds.
Palmed (a.) Having or bearing a palm or palms.
Palmer (v. t.) One who palms or cheats, as at cards or dice.
Palmer (n.) A wandering religious votary; especially, one who bore a branch of palm as a token that he had visited the Holy Land and its sacred places.
Palmer (n.) A palmerworm.
Palmer (n.) Short for Palmer fly, an artificial fly made to imitate a hairy caterpillar; a hackle.
Palmic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, the castor-oil plant (Ricinus communis, or Palma Christi); -- formerly used to designate an acid now called ricinoleic acid.
Palmin (n.) A white waxy or fatty substance obtained from castor oil.
Palmin (n.) Ricinolein.
Palola (n.) An annelid (Palola viridis) which, at certain seasons of the year, swarms at the surface of the sea about some of the Pacific Islands, where it is collected for food.
Palped (a.) Having a palpus.
Palpus (n.) A feeler; especially, one of the jointed sense organs attached to the mouth organs of insects, arachnids, crustaceans, and annelids; as, the mandibular palpi, maxillary palpi, and labial palpi. The palpi of male spiders serve as sexual organs. Called also palp. See Illust. of Arthrogastra and Orthoptera.
Palter (v. i.) To haggle.
Palter (v. i.) To act in insincere or deceitful manner; to play false; to equivocate; to shift; to dodge; to trifle.
Palter (v. i.) To babble; to chatter.
Palter (v. t.) To trifle with; to waste; to squander in paltry ways or on worthless things.
Paltry (superl.) Mean; vile; worthless; despicable; contemptible; pitiful; trifling; as, a paltry excuse; paltry gold.
Palule (n.) See Palulus or Palus.
Paluli (pl. ) of Palulus
Pament (n.) A pavement.
Pampas (n. pl.) Vast plains in the central and southern part of the Argentine Republic in South America. The term is sometimes used in a wider sense for the plains extending from Bolivia to Southern Patagonia.
Pamper (v. t.) To feed to the full; to feed luxuriously; to glut; as, to pamper the body or the appetite.
Pamper (v. t.) To gratify inordinately; to indulge to excess; as, to pamper pride; to pamper the imagination.
Pampre (n.) An ornament, composed of vine leaves and bunches of grapes, used for decorating spiral columns.
Panned (imp. & p. p.) of Pan
Panada (n.) Alt. of Panade
Panade (n.) Bread boiled in water to the consistence of pulp, and sweetened or flavored.
Panade (n.) A dagger.
Panary (a.) Of or pertaining to bread or to breadmaking.
Panary (n.) A storehouse for bread.
Pandar (n.) Same as Pander.
Pander (n.) A male bawd; a pimp; a procurer.
Pander (n.) Hence, one who ministers to the evil designs and passions of another.
Pander (v. t.) To play the pander for.
Pander (v. i.) To act the part of a pander.
Pandit (n.) See Pundit.
Panful (n.) Enough to fill a pan.
Panier (n.) See Pannier, 3.
Pannel (n.) A kind of rustic saddle.
Pannel (n.) The stomach of a hawk.
Pannel (n.) A carriage for conveying a mortar and its bed, on a march.
Pannus (n.) A very vascular superficial opacity of the cornea, usually caused by granulation of the eyelids.
Panted (imp. & p. p.) of Pant
Panter (n.) One who pants.
Panter (n.) A keeper of the pantry; a pantler.
Panter (n.) A net; a noose.
Panton (n.) A horseshoe to correct a narrow, hoofbound heel.
Pantry (n.) An apartment or closet in which bread and other provisions are kept.
Papacy (n.) The office and dignity of the pope, or pontiff, of Rome; papal jurisdiction.
Papacy (n.) The popes, collectively; the succession of popes.
Papacy (n.) The Roman Catholic religion; -- commonly used by the opponents of the Roman Catholics in disparagement or in an opprobrious sense.
Papain (n.) A proteolytic ferment, like trypsin, present in the juice of the green fruit of the papaw (Carica Papaya) of tropical America.
Papery (a.) Like paper; having the thinness or consistence of paper.
Papess (n.) A female pope; i. e., the fictitious pope Joan.
Papion (n.) A West African baboon (Cynocephalus sphinx), allied to the chacma. Its color is generally chestnut, varying in tint.
Papism (n.) Popery; -- an offensive term.
Papist (n.) A Roman catholic; one who adheres to the Church of Rome and the authority of the pope; -- an offensive designation applied to Roman Catholics by their opponents.
Pappus (n.) The hairy or feathery appendage of the achenes of thistles, dandelions, and most other plants of the order Compositae; also, the scales, awns, or bristles which represent the calyx in other plants of the same order.
Papuan (a.) Of or pertaining to Papua.
Papula (n.) A pimple; a small, usually conical, elevation of the cuticle, produced by congestion, accumulated secretion, or hypertrophy of tissue; a papule.
Papula (n.) One of the numerous small hollow processes of the integument between the plates of starfishes.
Papule (n.) Same as Papula.
Papyri (pl. ) of Papyrus
Parade (v. t.) The ground where a military display is held, or where troops are drilled.
Parade (v. t.) An assembly and orderly arrangement or display of troops, in full equipments, for inspection or evolutions before some superior officer; a review of troops. Parades are general, regimental, or private (troop, battery, or company), according to the force assembled.
Parade (v. t.) Pompous show; formal display or exhibition.
Parade (v. t.) That which is displayed; a show; a spectacle; an imposing procession; the movement of any body marshaled in military order; as, a parade of firemen.
Parade (v. t.) Posture of defense; guard.
Parade (v. t.) A public walk; a promenade.
Parade (v. t.) To exhibit in a showy or ostentatious manner; to show off.
Parade (v. t.) To assemble and form; to marshal; to cause to maneuver or march ceremoniously; as, to parade troops.
Parade (v. i.) To make an exhibition or spectacle of one's self, as by walking in a public place.
Parade (v. i.) To assemble in military order for evolutions and inspection; to form or march, as in review.
Parage (n.) Equality of condition, blood, or dignity; also, equality in the partition of an inheritance.
Parage (n.) Equality of condition between persons holding unequal portions of a fee.
Parage (n.) Kindred; family; birth.
Parail (n.) See Apparel.
Paramo (n.) A high, bleak plateau or district, with stunted trees, and cold, damp atmosphere, as in the Andes, in South America.
Paraph (n.) A flourish made with the pen at the end of a signature. In the Middle Ages, this formed a sort of rude safeguard against forgery.
Paraph (v. t.) To add a paraph to; to sign, esp. with the initials.
Parcae (n. pl.) The Fates. See Fate, 4.
Parcel (n.) A portion of anything taken separately; a fragment of a whole; a part.
Parcel (n.) A part; a portion; a piece; as, a certain piece of land is part and parcel of another piece.
Parcel (n.) An indiscriminate or indefinite number, measure, or quantity; a collection; a group.
Parcel (n.) A number or quantity of things put up together; a bundle; a package; a packet.
Parcel (v. t.) To divide and distribute by parts or portions; -- often with out or into.
Parcel (v. t.) To add a parcel or item to; to itemize.
Parcel (v. t.) To make up into a parcel; as, to parcel a customer's purchases; the machine parcels yarn, wool, etc.
Parcel (a. & adv.) Part or half; in part; partially. Shak. [Sometimes hyphened with the word following.]
Pardie (adv. / interj.) Certainly; surely; truly; verily; -- originally an oath.
Pardon (v. t.) The act of pardoning; forgiveness, as of an offender, or of an offense; release from penalty; remission of punishment; absolution.
Pardon (v. t.) An official warrant of remission of penalty.
Pardon (v. t.) The state of being forgiven.
Pardon (v. t.) A release, by a sovereign, or officer having jurisdiction, from the penalties of an offense, being distinguished from amenesty, which is a general obliteration and canceling of a particular
Pardon (v. t.) To absolve from the consequences of a fault or the punishment of crime; to free from penalty; -- applied to the offender.
Pardon (v. t.) To remit the penalty of; to suffer to pass without punishment; to forgive; -- applied to offenses.
Pardon (v. t.) To refrain from exacting as a penalty.
Pardon (v. t.) To give leave (of departure) to.
Paring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pare
Parent (n.) One who begets, or brings forth, offspring; a father or a mother.
Parent (n.) That which produces; cause; source; author; begetter; as, idleness is the parent of vice.
Parfay (interj.) By my faith; verily.
Parfit (a.) Perfect.
Parget (v. t.) To coat with parget; to plaster, as walls, or the interior of flues; as, to parget the outside of their houses.
Parget (v. t.) To paint; to cover over.
Parget (v. i.) To lay on plaster.
Parget (v. i.) To paint, as the face.
Parget (n.) Gypsum or plaster stone.
Parget (n.) Plaster, as for lining the interior of flues, or for stuccowork.
Parget (n.) Paint, especially for the face.
Pariah (n.) One of an aboriginal people of Southern India, regarded by the four castes of the Hindoos as of very low grade. They are usually the serfs of the Sudra agriculturalists. See Caste.
Pariah (n.) An outcast; one despised by society.
Parial (n.) See Pair royal, under Pair, n.
Parian (a.) Of or pertaining to Paros, an island in the Aegean Sea noted for its excellent statuary marble; as, Parian marble.
Parian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Paros.
Parian (n.) A ceramic ware, resembling unglazed porcelain biscuit, of which are made statuettes, ornaments, etc.
Paries (n.) The triangular middle part of each segment of the shell of a barnacle.
Paring (v. t.) The act of cutting off the surface or extremites of anything.
Paring (v. t.) That which is pared off.
Parish (n.) That circuit of ground committed to the charge of one parson or vicar, or other minister having cure of souls therein.
Parish (n.) The same district, constituting a civil jurisdiction, with its own officers and regulations, as respects the poor, taxes, etc.
Parish (n.) An ecclesiastical society, usually not bounded by territorial limits, but composed of those persons who choose to unite under the charge of a particular priest, clergyman, or minister; also, loosely, the territory in which the members of a congregation live.
Parish (n.) In Louisiana, a civil division corresponding to a county in other States.
Parish (a.) Of or pertaining to a parish; parochial; as, a parish church; parish records; a parish priest; maintained by the parish; as, parish poor.
Parity (n.) The quality or condition of being equal or equivalent; A like state or degree; equality; close correspondence; analogy; as, parity of reasoning.
Parked (imp. & p. p.) of Park
Parker (n.) The keeper of a park.
Parley (n.) Mutual discourse or conversation; discussion; hence, an oral conference with an enemy, as with regard to a truce.
Parley (v. i.) To speak with another; to confer on some point of mutual concern; to discuss orally; hence, specifically, to confer orally with an enemy; to treat with him by words, as on an exchange of prisoners, an armistice, or terms of peace.
Parlor (n.) A room for business or social conversation, for the reception of guests, etc.
Parlor (n.) The apartment in a monastery or nunnery where the inmates are permitted to meet and converse with each other, or with visitors and friends from without.
Parlor (n.) In large private houses, a sitting room for the family and for familiar guests, -- a room for less formal uses than the drawing-room. Esp., in modern times, the dining room of a house having few apartments, as a London house, where the dining parlor is usually on the ground floor.
Parlor (n.) Commonly, in the United States, a drawing-room, or the room where visitors are received and entertained.
Parody (n.) A writing in which the language or sentiment of an author is mimicked; especially, a kind of literary pleasantry, in which what is written on one subject is altered, and applied to another by way of burlesque; travesty.
Parody (n.) A popular maxim, adage, or proverb.
Parody (v. t.) To write a parody upon; to burlesque.
Parole (n.) A word; an oral utterance.
Parole (n.) Word of promise; word of honor; plighted faith; especially (Mil.), promise, upon one's faith and honor, to fulfill stated conditions, as not to bear arms against one's captors, to return to custody, or the like.
Parole (n.) A watchword given only to officers of guards; -- distinguished from countersign, which is given to all guards.
Parole (n.) Oral declaration. See lst Parol, 2.
Parole (a.) See 2d Parol.
Parole (v. t.) To set at liberty on parole; as, to parole prisoners.
Parral (n.) Alt. of Parrel
Parrel (n.) The rope or collar by which a yard or spar is held to the mast in such a way that it may be hoisted or lowered at pleasure.
Parrel (n.) A chimney-piece.
Parrot (n.) In a general sense, any bird of the order Psittaci.
Parrot (n.) Any species of Psittacus, Chrysotis, Pionus, and other genera of the family Psittacidae, as distinguished from the parrakeets, macaws, and lories. They have a short rounded or even tail, and often a naked space on the cheeks. The gray parrot, or jako (P. erithacus) of Africa (see Jako), and the species of Amazon, or green, parrots (Chrysotis) of America, are examples. Many species, as cage birds, readily learn to imitate sounds, and to repeat words and phrases.
Parrot (v. t.) To repeat by rote, as a parrot.
Parrot (v. i.) To chatter like a parrot.
Parsed (imp. & p. p.) of Parse
Parsee (n.) One of the adherents of the Zoroastrian or ancient Persian religion, descended from Persian refugees settled in India; a fire worshiper; a Gheber.
Parsee (n.) The Iranian dialect of much of the religious literature of the Parsees.
Parser (n.) One who parses.
Parson (n.) A person who represents a parish in its ecclesiastical and corporate capacities; hence, the rector or incumbent of a parochial church, who has full possession of all the rights thereof, with the cure of souls.
Parson (n.) Any clergyman having ecclesiastical preferment; one who is in orders, or is licensed to preach; a preacher.
Parted (imp. & p. p.) of Part
Partan (n.) An edible British crab.
Parted (a.) Separated; devided.
Parted (a.) Endowed with parts or abilities.
Parted (a.) Cleft so that the divisions reach nearly, but not quite, to the midrib, or the base of the blade; -- said of a leaf, and used chiefly in composition; as, three-parted, five-parted, etc.
Parter (n.) One who, or which, parts or separates.
Partly (adv.) In part; in some measure of degree; not wholly.
Parvis (n.) Alt. of Parvise
Pascha (n.) The passover; the feast of Easter.
Paseng (n.) The wild or bezoar goat. See Goat.
Pashaw (n.) See Pasha.
Pasque (n.) See Pasch.
Passed (imp. & p. p.) of Pass
Passee (a.) Past; gone by; hence, past one's prime; worn; faded; as, a passee belle.
Passer (n.) One who passes; a passenger.
Passim (adv.) Here and there; everywhere; as, this word occurs passim in the poem.
Passus (pl. ) of Passus
Passus (n.) A division or part; a canto; as, the passus of Piers Plowman. See 2d Fit.
Pasted (imp. & p. p.) of Paste
Pastel (n.) A crayon made of a paste composed of a color ground with gum water.
Pastel (n.) A plant affording a blue dye; the woad (Isatis tinctoria); also, the dye itself.
Paster (n.) One who pastes; as, a paster in a government department.
Paster (n.) A slip of paper, usually bearing a name, intended to be pasted by the voter, as a substitute, over another name on a printed ballot.
Pastil (n.) Alt. of Pastille
Pastor (n.) A shepherd; one who has the care of flocks and herds.
Pastor (n.) A guardian; a keeper; specifically (Eccl.), a minister having the charge of a church and parish.
Pastor (n.) A species of starling (Pastor roseus), native of the plains of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. Its head is crested and glossy greenish black, and its back is rosy. It feeds largely upon locusts.
Pastry (n.) The place where pastry is made.
Pastry (n.) Articles of food made of paste, or having a crust made of paste, as pies, tarts, etc.
Patted (imp. & p. p.) of Pat
Pataca (n.) The Spanish dollar; -- called also patacoon.
Patchy (a.) Full of, or covered with, patches; abounding in patches.
Patela (n.) A large flat-bottomed trading boat peculiar to the river Ganges; -- called also puteli.
Patena (n.) A paten.
Patena (n.) A grassy expanse in the hill region of Ceylon.
Patent (a.) Open; expanded; evident; apparent; unconcealed; manifest; public; conspicuous.
Patent (a.) Open to public perusal; -- said of a document conferring some right or privilege; as, letters patent. See Letters patent, under 3d Letter.
Patent (a.) Appropriated or protected by letters patent; secured by official authority to the exclusive possession, control, and disposal of some person or party; patented; as, a patent right; patent medicines.
Patent (a.) Spreading; forming a nearly right angle with the steam or branch; as, a patent leaf.
Patent (a.) A letter patent, or letters patent; an official document, issued by a sovereign power, conferring a right or privilege on some person or party.
Patent (a.) A writing securing to an invention.
Patent (a.) A document making a grant and conveyance of public lands.
Patent (a.) The right or privilege conferred by such a document; hence, figuratively, a right, privilege, or license of the nature of a patent.
Patent (v. t.) To grant by patent; to make the subject of a patent; to secure or protect by patent; as, to patent an invention; to patent public lands.
Patera (n.) A saucerlike vessel of earthenware or metal, used by the Greeks and Romans in libations and sacrificies.
Patera (n.) A circular ornament, resembling a dish, often worked in relief on friezes, and the like.
Pathed (imp. & p. p.) of Path
Pathic (n.) A male who submits to the crime against nature; a catamite.
Pathic (a.) Passive; suffering.
Pathos (n.) That quality or property of anything which touches the feelings or excites emotions and passions, esp., that which awakens tender emotions, such as pity, sorrow, and the like; contagious warmth of feeling, action, or expression; pathetic quality; as, the pathos of a picture, of a poem, or of a cry.
Patine (n.) A plate. See Paten.
Patina (n.) A dish or plate of metal or earthenware; a patella.
Patina (n.) The color or incrustation which age gives to works of art; especially, the green rust which covers ancient bronzes, coins, and medals.
Patois (n.) A dialect peculiar to the illiterate classes; a provincial form of speech.
Patrol (v. i.) To go the rounds along a chain of sentinels; to traverse a police district or beat.
Patrol (v.) t To go the rounds of, as a sentry, guard, or policeman; as, to patrol a frontier; to patrol a beat.
Patrol (v. i.) A going of the rounds along the chain of sentinels and between the posts, by a guard, usually consisting of three or four men, to insure greater security from attacks on the outposts.
Patrol (v. i.) A movement, by a small body of troops beyond the
Patrol (v. i.) The guard or men who go the rounds for observation; a detachment whose duty it is to patrol.
Patrol (v. i.) Any perambulation of a particular
Patron (n.) One who protects, supports, or countenances; a defender.
Patron (n.) A master who had freed his slave, but still retained some paternal rights over him.
Patron (n.) A man of distinction under whose protection another person placed himself.
Patron (n.) An advocate or pleader.
Patron (n.) One who encourages or helps a person, a cause, or a work; a furtherer; a promoter; as, a patron of art.
Patron (n.) One who has gift and disposition of a benefice.
Patron (n.) A guardian saint. -- called also patron saint.
Patron (n.) See Padrone, 2.
Patron (v. t.) To be a patron of; to patronize; to favor.
Patron (a.) Doing the duty of a patron; giving aid or protection; tutelary.
Pattee (a.) Narrow at the inner, and very broad at the other, end, or having its arms of that shape; -- said of a cross. See Illust. (8) of Cross.
Patten (n.) A clog or sole of wood, usually supported by an iron ring, worn to raise the feet from the wet or the mud.
Patten (n.) A stilt.
Patter (v. i.) To strike with a quick succession of slight, sharp sounds; as, pattering rain or hail; pattering feet.
Patter (v. i.) To mutter; to mumble; as, to patter with the lips.
Patter (v. i.) To talk glibly; to chatter; to harangue.
Patter (v. t.) To spatter; to sprinkle.
Patter (v. i.) To mutter; as prayers.
Patter (n.) A quick succession of slight sounds; as, the patter of rain; the patter of little feet.
Patter (n.) Glib and rapid speech; a voluble harangue.
Patter (n.) The cant of a class; patois; as, thieves's patter; gypsies' patter.
Paugie (n.) Alt. of Paugy
Paulin (n.) See Tarpaulin.
Paunce (n.) The pansy.
Paunch (n.) The belly and its contents; the abdomen; also, the first stomach, or rumen, of ruminants. See Rumen.
Paunch (n.) A paunch mat; -- called also panch.
Paunch (n.) The thickened rim of a bell, struck by the clapper.
Paunch (v. t.) To pierce or rip the belly of; to eviscerate; to disembowel.
Paunch (v. t.) To stuff with food.
Pauper (n.) A poor person; especially, one development on private or public charity. Also used adjectively; as, pouper immigrants, pouper labor.
Paused (imp. & p. p.) of Pause
Pauser (n.) One who pauses.
Pavage (n.) See Pavage.
Paving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pave
Pavese (n.) Alt. of Pavesse
Pavian (n.) See Pavan.
Pavier (n.) A paver.
Paviin (n.) A glucoside found in species of the genus Pavia of the Horse-chestnut family.
Paving (n.) The act or process of laying a pavement, or covering some place with a pavement.
Paving (n.) A pavement.
Pavior (n.) One who paves; a paver.
Pavior (n.) A rammer for driving paving stones.
Pavior (n.) A brick or slab used for paving.
Pavise (n.) A large shield covering the whole body, carried by a pavisor, who sometimes screened also an archer with it.
Pavone (n.) A peacock.
Pawing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Paw
Pawned (imp. & p. p.) of Pawn
Pawnee (n.) One or two whom a pledge is delivered as security; one who takes anything in pawn.
Pawner (n.) Alt. of Pawnor
Pawnor (n.) One who pawns or pledges anything as security for the payment of borrowed money or of a debt.
Pawpaw (n.) See Papaw.
Paxwax (n.) The strong ligament of the back of the neck in quadrupeds. It connects the back of the skull with dorsal spines of the cervical vertebrae, and helps to support the head. Called also paxywaxy and packwax.
Paying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pay
Paynim (n. & a.) See Painim.
Rabate (v.) To recover to the fist, as a hawk.
Rabato (n.) A kind of ruff for the neck; a turned-down collar; a rebato.
Rabbet (v. t.) To cut a rabbet in; to furnish with a rabbet.
Rabbet (v. t.) To unite the edges of, as boards, etc., in a rabbet joint.
Rabbet (n.) A longitudinal channel, groove, or recess cut out of the edge or face of any body; especially, one intended to receive another member, so as to break or cover the joint, or more easily to hold the members in place; thus, the groove cut for a panel, for a pane of glass, or for a door, is a rabbet, or rebate.
Rabbet (n.) Same as Rabbet joint, below.
Rabbis (pl. ) of Rabbi
Rabbin (n.) Same as Rabbi.
Rabbit (n.) Any of the smaller species of the genus Lepus, especially the common European species (Lepus cuniculus), which is often kept as a pet, and has been introduced into many countries. It is remarkably prolific, and has become a pest in some parts of Australia and New Zealand.
Rabble (n.) An iron bar, with the end bent, used in stirring or skimming molten iron in the process of puddling.
Rabble (v. t.) To stir or skim with a rabble, as molten iron.
Rabble (v. i.) To speak in a confused manner.
Rabble (v. i.) A tumultuous crowd of vulgar, noisy people; a mob; a confused, disorderly throng.
Rabble (v. i.) A confused, incoherent discourse; a medley of voices; a chatter.
Rabble (a.) Of or pertaining to a rabble; like, or suited to, a rabble; disorderly; vulgar.
Rabble (v. t.) To insult, or assault, by a mob; to mob; as, to rabble a curate.
Rabble (v. t.) To utter glibly and incoherently; to mouth without intelligence.
Rabble (v. t.) To rumple; to crumple.
Rabies (n.) Same as Hydrophobia (b); canine madness.
Racing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Race
Raceme (n.) A flower cluster with an elongated axis and many one-flowered lateral pedicels, as in the currant and chokecherry.
Rachis (n.) The spine; the vertebral column.
Rachis (n.) Same as Rhachis.
Racial (a.) Of or pertaining to a race or family of men; as, the racial complexion.
Racily (adv.) In a racy manner.
Racing () a. & n. from Race, v. t. & i.
Racked (imp. & p. p.) of Rack
Racker (n.) One who racks.
Racker (n.) A horse that has a racking gait.
Racket (n.) A thin strip of wood, having the ends brought together, forming a somewhat elliptical hoop, across which a network of catgut or cord is stretched. It is furnished with a handle, and is used for catching or striking a ball in tennis and similar games.
Racket (n.) A variety of the game of tennis played with peculiar long-handled rackets; -- chiefly in the plural.
Racket (n.) A snowshoe formed of cords stretched across a long and narrow frame of light wood.
Racket (n.) A broad wooden shoe or patten for a man or horse, to enable him to step on marshy or soft ground.
Racket (v. t.) To strike with, or as with, a racket.
Racket (n.) Confused, clattering noise; din; noisy talk or sport.
Racket (n.) A carouse; any reckless dissipation.
Racket (v. i.) To make a confused noise or racket.
Racket (v. i.) To engage in noisy sport; to frolic.
Racket (v. i.) To carouse or engage in dissipation.
Raddle (n.) A long, flexible stick, rod, or branch, which is interwoven with others, between upright posts or stakes, in making a kind of hedge or fence.
Raddle (n.) A hedge or fence made with raddles; -- called also raddle hedge.
Raddle (n.) An instrument consisting of a wooden bar, with a row of upright pegs set in it, used by domestic weavers to keep the warp of a proper width, and prevent tangling when it is wound upon the beam of the loom.
Raddle (v. t.) To interweave or twist together.
Raddle (n.) A red pigment used in marking sheep, and in some mechanical processes; ruddle.
Raddle (v. t.) To mark or paint with, or as with, raddle.
Radeau (n.) A float; a raft.
Radial (a.) Of or pertaining to a radius or ray; consisting of, or like, radii or rays; radiated; as, (Bot.) radial projections; (Zool.) radial vessels or canals; (Anat.) the radial artery.
Radian (n.) An arc of a circle which is equal to the radius, or the angle measured by such an arc.
Radish (n.) The pungent fleshy root of a well-known cruciferous plant (Raphanus sativus); also, the whole plant.
Radius (n.) A right
Radius (n.) The preaxial bone of the forearm, or brachium, corresponding to the tibia of the hind limb. See Illust. of Artiodactyla.
Radius (n.) A ray, or outer floret, of the capitulum of such plants as the sunflower and the daisy. See Ray, 2.
Radius (n.) The barbs of a perfect feather.
Radius (n.) Radiating organs, or color-markings, of the radiates.
Radius (n.) The movable limb of a sextant or other angular instrument.
Radula (n.) The chitinous ribbon bearing the teeth of mollusks; -- called also lingual ribbon, and tongue. See Odontophore.
Raffed (imp. & p. p.) of Raff
Raffia (n.) A fibrous material used for tying plants, said to come from the leaves of a palm tree of the genus Raphia.
Raffle (v.) A kind of lottery, in which several persons pay, in shares, the value of something put up as a stake, and then determine by chance (as by casting dice) which one of them shall become the sole possessor.
Raffle (v.) A game of dice in which he who threw three alike won all the stakes.
Raffle (v. i.) To engage in a raffle; as, to raffle for a watch.
Raffle (v. t.) To dispose of by means of a raffle; -- often followed by off; as, to raffle off a horse.
Rafted (imp. & p. p.) of Raft
Rafter (n.) A raftsman.
Rafter (n.) Originally, any rough and somewhat heavy piece of timber. Now, commonly, one of the timbers of a roof which are put on sloping, according to the inclination of the roof. See Illust. of Queen-post.
Rafter (v. t.) To make into rafters, as timber.
Rafter (v. t.) To furnish with rafters, as a house.
Rafter (v. t.) To plow so as to turn the grass side of each furrow upon an unplowed ridge; to ridge.
Ragged (imp. & p. p.) of Rag
Raging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rage
Ragery (n.) Wantonness.
Ragged (n.) Rent or worn into tatters, or till the texture is broken; as, a ragged coat; a ragged sail.
Ragged (n.) Broken with rough edges; havi
Ragged (n.) Hence, harsh and disagreeable to the ear; dissonant.
Ragged (n.) Wearing tattered clothes; as, a ragged fellow.
Ragged (n.) Rough; shaggy; rugged.
Raggie (a.) Alt. of Raggy
Raging () a. & n. from Rage, v. i.
Raglan (n.) A loose overcoat with large sleeves; -- named from Lord Raglan, an English general.
Ragmen (pl. ) of Ragman
Ragman (n.) A man who collects, or deals in, rags.
Ragman (n.) A document having many names or numerous seals, as a papal bull.
Ragout (n.) A dish made of pieces of meat, stewed, and highly seasoned; as, a ragout of mutton.
Raided (imp. & p. p.) of Raid
Raider (n.) One who engages in a raid.
Railed (imp. & p. p.) of Rail
Railer (n.) One who rails; one who scoffs, insults, censures, or reproaches with opprobrious language.
Rained (imp. & p. p.) of Rain
Raised (imp. & p. p.) of Raise
Raised (a.) Lifted up; showing above the surroundings; as, raised or embossed metal work.
Raised (a.) Leavened; made with leaven, or yeast; -- used of bread, cake, etc., as distinguished from that made with cream of tartar, soda, etc. See Raise, v. t., 4.
Raiser (n.) One who, or that which, raises (in various senses of the verb).
Raisin (n.) A grape, or a bunch of grapes.
Raisin (n.) A grape dried in the sun or by artificial heat.
Raivel (n.) A separator.
Rajput (n.) A Hindoo of the second, or royal and military, caste; a Kshatriya; especially, an inhabitant of the country of Rajpootana, in northern central India.
Raking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rake
Rakery (n.) Debauchery; lewdness.
Raking (n.) The act or process of using a rake; the going over a space with a rake.
Raking (n.) A space gone over with a rake; also, the work done, or the quantity of hay, grain, etc., collected, by going once over a space with a rake.
Rakish (a.) Dissolute; lewd; debauched.
Rakish (a.) Having a saucy appearance indicative of speed and dash.
Rammed (imp. & p. p.) of Ram
Ramage (n.) Boughs or branches.
Ramage (n.) Warbling of birds in trees.
Ramage (a.) Wild; untamed.
Ramble (v. i.) To walk, ride, or sail, from place to place, without any determinate object in view; to roam carelessly or irregularly; to rove; to wander; as, to ramble about the city; to ramble over the world.
Ramble (v. i.) To talk or write in a discursive, aimless way.
Ramble (v. i.) To extend or grow at random.
Ramble (n.) A going or moving from place to place without any determinate business or object; an excursion or stroll merely for recreation.
Ramble (n.) A bed of shale over the seam.
Rameal (a.) Same as Ramal.
Ramean (n.) A Ramist.
Rament (n.) A scraping; a shaving.
Rament (n.) Ramenta.
Ramify (v. t.) To divide into branches or subdivisions; as, to ramify an art, subject, scheme.
Ramify (v. i.) To shoot, or divide, into branches or subdivisions, as the stem of a plant.
Ramify (v. i.) To be divided or subdivided, as a main subject.
Ramist (n.) A follower of Pierre Rame, better known as Ramus, a celebrated French scholar, who was professor of rhetoric and philosophy at Paris in the reign of Henry II., and opposed the Aristotelians.
Rammel (n.) Refuse matter.
Rammer (n.) One who, or that which, rams or drives.
Rammer (n.) An instrument for driving anything with force; as, a rammer for driving stones or piles, or for beating the earth to more solidity
Rammer (n.) A rod for forcing down the charge of a gun; a ramrod
Rammer (n.) An implement for pounding the sand of a mold to render it compact.
Ramoon (n.) A small West Indian tree (Trophis Americana) of the Mulberry family, whose leaves and twigs are used as fodder for cattle.
Ramose (a.) Branched, as the stem or root of a plant; having lateral divisions; consisting of, or having, branches; full of branches; ramifying; branching; branchy.
Ramous (a.) Ramose.
Ramped (imp. & p. p.) of Ramp
Ramrod (n.) The rod used in ramming home the charge in a muzzle-loading firearm.
Ramson (n.) A broad-leaved species of garlic (Allium ursinum), common in European gardens; -- called also buckram.
Ramuli (pl. ) of Ramulus
Rancho (n.) A rude hut, as of posts, covered with branches or thatch, where herdsmen or farm laborers may live or lodge at night.
Rancho (n.) A large grazing farm where horses and cattle are raised; -- distinguished from hacienda, a cultivated farm or plantation.
Rancid (a.) Having a rank smell or taste, from chemical change or decomposition; musty; as, rancid oil or butter.
Rancor (n.) The deepest malignity or spite; deep-seated enmity or malice; inveterate hatred.
Randan (n.) The product of a second sifting of meal; the finest part of the bran.
Randan (n.) A boat propelled by three rowers with four oars, the middle rower pulling two.
Random (n.) Force; violence.
Random (n.) A roving motion; course without definite direction; want of direction, rule, or method; hazard; chance; -- commonly used in the phrase at random, that is, without a settled point of direction; at hazard.
Random (n.) Distance to which a missile is cast; range; reach; as, the random of a rifle ball.
Random (n.) The direction of a rake-vein.
Random (a.) Going at random or by chance; done or made at hazard, or without settled direction, aim, or purpose; hazarded without previous calculation; left to chance; haphazard; as, a random guess.
Randon (n.) Random.
Randon (v. i.) To go or stray at random.
Ranged (imp. & p. p.) of Range
Ranger (n.) One who ranges; a rover; sometimes, one who ranges for plunder; a roving robber.
Ranger (n.) That which separates or arranges; specifically, a sieve.
Ranger (n.) A dog that beats the ground in search of game.
Ranger (n.) One of a body of mounted troops, formerly armed with short muskets, who range over the country, and often fight on foot.
Ranger (n.) The keeper of a public park or forest; formerly, a sworn officer of a forest, appointed by the king's letters patent, whose business was to walk through the forest, recover beasts that had strayed beyond its limits, watch the deer, present trespasses to the next court held for the forest, etc.
Rangle (v. i.) To range about in an irregular manner.
Ranine (a.) Of or pertaining to the frogs and toads.
Ranine (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a swelling under the tongue; also, pertaining to the region where the swelling occurs; -- applied especially to branches of the lingual artery and lingual vein.
Ranked (imp. & p. p.) of Rank
Ranker (n.) One who ranks, or disposes in ranks; one who arranges.
Rankle (a.) To become, or be, rank; to grow rank or strong; to be inflamed; to fester; -- used literally and figuratively.
Rankle (a.) To produce a festering or inflamed effect; to cause a sore; -- used literally and figuratively; as, a splinter rankles in the flesh; the words rankled in his bosom.
Rankle (v. t.) To cause to fester; to make sore; to inflame.
Rankly (adv.) With rank or vigorous growth; luxuriantly; hence, coarsely; grossly; as, weeds grow rankly.
Rannel (n.) A prostitute.
Ransom (n.) The release of a captive, or of captured property, by payment of a consideration; redemption; as, prisoners hopeless of ransom.
Ransom (n.) The money or price paid for the redemption of a prisoner, or for goods captured by an enemy; payment for freedom from restraint, penalty, or forfeit.
Ransom (n.) A sum paid for the pardon of some great offense and the discharge of the offender; also, a fine paid in lieu of corporal punishment.
Ransom (n.) To redeem from captivity, servitude, punishment, or forfeit, by paying a price; to buy out of servitude or penalty; to rescue; to deliver; as, to ransom prisoners from an enemy.
Ransom (n.) To exact a ransom for, or a payment on.
Ranted (imp. & p. p.) of Rant
Ranter (n.) A noisy talker; a raving declaimer.
Ranter (n.) One of a religious sect which sprung up in 1645; -- called also Seekers. See Seeker.
Ranter (n.) One of the Primitive Methodists, who seceded from the Wesleyan Methodists on the ground of their deficiency in fervor and zeal; -- so called in contempt.
Ranula (n.) A cyst formed under the tongue by obstruction of the duct of the submaxillary gland.
Rapped (imp. & p. p.) of Rap
Rapped (imp. & p. p.) of Rap
Rapier (n.) A straight sword, with a narrow and finely pointed blade, used only for thrusting.
Rapine (n.) The act of plundering; the seizing and carrying away of things by force; spoliation; pillage; plunder.
Rapine (n.) Ravishment; rape.
Rapine (v. t.) To plunder.
Rapped () imp. & p. p. of Rap, to strike.
Rapped () imp. & p. p. of Rap, to snatch away.
Rappee (v.) A pungent kind of snuff made from the darker and ranker kinds of tobacco leaves.
Rappel (n.) The beat of the drum to call soldiers to arms.
Rapper (n.) One who, or that which, raps or knocks; specifically, the knocker of a door.
Rapper (n.) A forcible oath or lie.
Rapter (n.) A raptor.
Raptor (n.) A ravisher; a plunderer.
Rarefy (v. t.) To make rare, thin, porous, or less dense; to expand or enlarge without adding any new portion of matter to; -- opposed to condense.
Rarefy (v. i.) To become less dense; to become thin and porous.
Rarely (adv.) In a rare manner or degree; seldom; not often; as, things rarely seen.
Rarely (adv.) Finely; excellently; with rare skill. See 3d Rare, 2.
Rarity (n.) The quality or state of being rare; rareness; thinness; as, the rarity (contrasted with the density) of gases.
Rarity (n.) That which is rare; an uncommon thing; a thing valued for its scarcity.
Rascal (v.) One of the rabble; a low, common sort of person or creature; collectively, the rabble; the common herd; also, a lean, ill-conditioned beast, esp. a deer.
Rascal (v.) A mean, trickish fellow; a base, dishonest person; a rogue; a scoundrel; a trickster.
Rascal (a.) Of or pertaining to the common herd or common people; low; mean; base.
Rasing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rase
Rasher (n.) A thin slice of bacon.
Rasher (n.) A California rockfish (Sebastichthys miniatus).
Rashly (adv.) In a rash manner; with precipitation.
Rasour (n.) Razor.
Rasped (imp. & p. p.) of Rasp
Rasper (n.) One who, or that which, rasps; a scraper.
Raspis (n.) The raspberry.
Rasure (v.) The act of rasing, scraping, or erasing; erasure; obliteration.
Rasure (v.) A mark by which a letter, word, or any part of a writing or print, is erased, effaced, or obliterated; an erasure.
Ratted (imp. & p. p.) of Rat
Ratany (n.) Same as Rhatany.
Rating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rate
Rather (a.) Prior; earlier; former.
Rather (a.) Earlier; sooner; before.
Rather (a.) More readily or willingly; preferably.
Rather (a.) On the other hand; to the contrary of what was said or suggested; instead.
Rather (a.) Of two alternatives conceived of, this by preference to, or as more likely than, the other; somewhat.
Rather (a.) More properly; more correctly speaking.
Rather (a.) In some degree; somewhat; as, the day is rather warm; the house is rather damp.
Ratify (n.) To approve and sanction; to make valid; to confirm; to establish; to settle; especially, to give sanction to, as something done by an agent or servant; as, to ratify an agreement, treaty, or contract; to ratify a nomination.
Ration (n.) A fixed daily allowance of provisions assigned to a soldier in the army, or a sailor in the navy, for his subsistence.
Ration (n.) Hence, a certain portion or fixed amount dealt out; an allowance; an allotment.
Ration (v. t.) To supply with rations, as a regiment.
Ratite (a.) Of or pertaining to the Ratitae.
Ratite (n.) One of the Ratitae.
Ratoon (n.) Same as Rattoon, n.
Ratoon (n.) A rattan cane.
Ratoon (v. i.) Same as Rattoon, v. i.
Rattan (n.) One of the long slender flexible stems of several species of palms of the genus Calamus, mostly East Indian, though some are African and Australian. They are exceedingly tough, and are used for walking sticks, wickerwork, chairs and seats of chairs, cords and cordage, and many other purposes.
Ratten (v. t.) To deprive feloniously of the tools used in one's employment (as by breaking or stealing them), for the purpose of annoying; as, to ratten a mechanic who works during a strike.
Ratter (n.) One who, or that which, rats, as one who deserts his party.
Ratter (n.) Anything which catches rats; esp., a dog trained to catch rats; a rat terrier. See Terrier.
Rattle (v. i.) To make a quick succession of sharp, inharmonious noises, as by the collision of hard and not very sonorous bodies shaken together; to clatter.
Rattle (v. i.) To drive or ride briskly, so as to make a clattering; as, we rattled along for a couple of miles.
Rattle (v. i.) To make a clatter with the voice; to talk rapidly and idly; to clatter; -- with on or away; as, she rattled on for an hour.
Rattle (v. t.) To cause to make a rattling or clattering sound; as, to rattle a chain.
Rattle (v. t.) To assail, annoy, or stun with a rattling noise.
Rattle (v. t.) Hence, to disconcert; to confuse; as, to rattle one's judgment; to rattle a player in a game.
Rattle (v. t.) To scold; to rail at.
Rattle (n.) A rapid succession of sharp, clattering sounds; as, the rattle of a drum.
Rattle (n.) Noisy, rapid talk.
Rattle (n.) An instrument with which a rattling sound is made; especially, a child's toy that rattles when shaken.
Rattle (n.) A noisy, senseless talker; a jabberer.
Rattle (n.) A scolding; a sharp rebuke.
Rattle (n.) Any organ of an animal having a structure adapted to produce a rattling sound.
Rattle (n.) The noise in the throat produced by the air in passing through mucus which the lungs are unable to expel; -- chiefly observable at the approach of death, when it is called the death rattle. See R/le.
Raucid (a.) Hoarse; raucous.
Raught () imp. & p. p. of Reach.
Raught () imp. & p. p. of Reck.
Raunch (v. t.) See Ranch.
Ravage (n.) Desolation by violence; violent ruin or destruction; devastation; havoc; waste; as, the ravage of a lion; the ravages of fire or tempest; the ravages of an army, or of time.
Ravage (n.) To lay waste by force; to desolate by violence; to commit havoc or devastation upon; to spoil; to plunder; to consume.
Raving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rave
Ravine (n.) Food obtained by violence; plunder; prey; raven.
Ravine (v. t. & i.) See Raven, v. t. & i.
Ravine (n.) A torrent of water.
Ravine (n.) A deep and narrow hollow, usually worn by a stream or torrent of water; a gorge; a mountain cleft.
Raving (a.) Talking irrationally and wildly; as, a raving lunatic.
Ravish (v. t.) To seize and carry away by violence; to snatch by force.
Ravish (v. t.) To transport with joy or delight; to delight to ecstasy.
Ravish (v. t.) To have carnal knowledge of (a woman) by force, and against her consent; to rape.
Rawish (a.) Somewhat raw.
Raying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ray
Razing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Raze
Razeed (imp. & p. p.) of Razee
Razure (n.) The act of erasing or effacing, or the state of being effaced; obliteration. See Rasure.
Razure (n.) An erasure; a change made by erasing.
Razzia (n.) A plundering and destructive incursion; a foray; a raid.
Sabbat (n.) In mediaeval demonology, the nocturnal assembly in which demons and sorcerers were thought to celebrate their orgies.
Sabean (a. & n.) Same as Sabian.
Sabred () of Sabre
Sabian (a.) Of or pertaining to Saba in Arabia, celebrated for producing aromatic plants.
Sabian (a.) Relating to the religion of Saba, or to the worship of the heavenly bodies.
Sabian (n.) An adherent of the Sabian religion; a worshiper of the heavenly bodies.
Sabicu (n.) The very hard wood of a leguminous West Indian tree (Lysiloma Sabicu), valued for shipbuilding.
Sabine (a.) Of or pertaining to the ancient Sabines, a people of Italy.
Sabine (n.) One of the Sabine people.
Sabine (n.) See Savin.
Sabled (imp. & p. p.) of Sable
Saccus (n.) A sac.
Sachel (n.) A small bag.
Sachem (n.) A chief of a tribe of the American Indians; a sagamore.
Sachet (n.) A scent bag, or perfume cushion, to be laid among handkerchiefs, garments, etc., to perfume them.
Sacked (imp. & p. p.) of Sack
Sacker (n.) One who sacks; one who takes part in the storm and pillage of a town.
Sacque (n.) Same as 2d Sack, 3.
Sacral (a.) Of or pertaining to the sacrum; in the region of the sacrum.
Sacred (a.) Set apart by solemn religious ceremony; especially, in a good sense, made holy; set apart to religious use; consecrated; not profane or common; as, a sacred place; a sacred day; sacred service.
Sacred (a.) Relating to religion, or to the services of religion; not secular; religious; as, sacred history.
Sacred (a.) Designated or exalted by a divine sanction; possessing the highest title to obedience, honor, reverence, or veneration; entitled to extreme reverence; venerable.
Sacred (a.) Hence, not to be profaned or violated; inviolable.
Sacred (a.) Consecrated; dedicated; devoted; -- with to.
Sacred (a.) Solemnly devoted, in a bad sense, as to evil, vengeance, curse, or the like; accursed; baleful.
Sacrum (n.) That part of the vertebral column which is directly connected with, or forms a part of, the pelvis.
Sadden (v. t.) To make sad.
Sadden (v. t.) To render heavy or cohesive.
Sadden (v. t.) To make dull- or sad-colored, as cloth.
Sadden (v. t.) To make grave or serious; to make melancholy or sorrowful.
Sadden (v. i.) To become, or be made, sad.
Sadder (n.) Same as Sadda.
Saddle (n.) A seat for a rider, -- usually made of leather, padded to span comfortably a horse's back, furnished with stirrups for the rider's feet to rest in, and fastened in place with a girth; also, a seat for the rider on a bicycle or tricycle.
Saddle (n.) A padded part of a harness which is worn on a horse's back, being fastened in place with a girth. It serves various purposes, as to keep the breeching in place, carry guides for the reins, etc.
Saddle (n.) A piece of meat containing a part of the backbone of an animal with the ribs on each side; as, a saddle of mutton, of venison, etc.
Saddle (n.) A block of wood, usually fastened to some spar, and shaped to receive the end of another spar.
Saddle (n.) A part, as a flange, which is hollowed out to fit upon a convex surface and serve as a means of attachment or support.
Saddle (n.) The clitellus of an earthworm.
Saddle (n.) The threshold of a door, when a separate piece from the floor or landing; -- so called because it spans and covers the joint between two floors.
Saddle (v. t.) To put a saddle upon; to equip (a beast) for riding.
Saddle (v. t.) Hence: To fix as a charge or burden upon; to load; to encumber; as, to saddle a town with the expense of bridges and highways.
Safely (adv.) In a safe manner; danger, injury, loss, or evil consequences.
Safety (n.) The condition or state of being safe; freedom from danger or hazard; exemption from hurt, injury, or loss.
Safety (n.) Freedom from whatever exposes one to danger or from liability to cause danger or harm; safeness; hence, the quality of making safe or secure, or of giving confidence, justifying trust, insuring against harm or loss, etc.
Safety (n.) Preservation from escape; close custody.
Safety (n.) Same as Safety touchdown, below.
Sagged (imp. & p. p.) of Sag
Sagely (adv.) In a sage manner; wisely.
Sagene (n.) A Russian measure of length equal to about seven English feet.
Sagger (n.) A pot or case of fire clay, in which fine stoneware is inclosed while baking in the kiln; a seggar.
Sagger (n.) The clay of which such pots or cases are made.
Sagoin (n.) A marmoset; -- called also sagouin.
Saikyr (n.) Same as Saker.
Sailed (imp. & p. p.) of Sail
Sailer (n.) A sailor.
Sailer (n.) A ship or other vessel; -- with qualifying words descriptive of speed or manner of sailing; as, a heavy sailer; a fast sailer.
Sailor (n.) One who follows the business of navigating ships or other vessels; one who understands the practical management of ships; one of the crew of a vessel; a mariner; a common seaman.
Saimir (n.) The squirrel monkey.
Saithe (n.) The pollock, or coalfish; -- called also sillock.
Sajene (n.) Same as Sagene.
Salaam (n.) Same as Salam.
Salaam (v. i.) To make or perform a salam.
Salade (n.) A helmet. See Sallet.
Salary (a.) Sa
Salary (n.) The recompense or consideration paid, or stipulated to be paid, to a person at regular intervals for services; fixed wages, as by the year, quarter, or month; stipend; hire.
Salary (v. t.) To pay, or agree to pay, a salary to; to attach salary to; as, to salary a clerk; to salary a position.
Salian (a.) Denoting a tribe of Franks who established themselves early in the fourth century on the river Sala [now Yssel]; Salic.
Salian (n.) A Salian Frank.
Salify (v. t.) To combine or impregnate with a salt.
Salify (v. t.) To form a salt with; to convert into a salt; as, to salify a base or an acid.
Salina (a.) A salt marsh, or salt pond, inclosed from the sea.
Salina (a.) Salt works.
Salite (v. t.) To season with salt; to salt.
Salite (n.) A massive lamellar variety of pyroxene, of a dingy green color.
Saliva (n.) The secretion from the salivary glands.
Sallet (n.) A light kind of helmet, with or without a visor, introduced during the 15th century.
Sallet (n.) Alt. of Salleting
Sallow (n.) The willow; willow twigs.
Sallow (n.) A name given to certain species of willow, especially those which do not have flexible shoots, as Salix caprea, S. cinerea, etc.
Sallow (superl.) Having a yellowish color; of a pale, sickly color, tinged with yellow; as, a sallow skin.
Sallow (v. t.) To tinge with sallowness.
Salmis (n.) A ragout of partly roasted game stewed with sauce, wine, bread, and condiments suited to provoke appetite.
Salmon (pl. ) of Salmon
Salmon (v.) Any one of several species of fishes of the genus Salmo and allied genera. The common salmon (Salmo salar) of Northern Europe and Eastern North America, and the California salmon, or quinnat, are the most important species. They are extensively preserved for food. See Quinnat.
Salmon (v.) A reddish yellow or orange color, like the flesh of the salmon.
Salmon (a.) Of a reddish yellow or orange color, like that of the flesh of the salmon.
Saloon (n.) A spacious and elegant apartment for the reception of company or for works of art; a hall of reception, esp. a hall for public entertainments or amusements; a large room or parlor; as, the saloon of a steamboat.
Saloon (n.) Popularly, a public room for specific uses; esp., a barroom or grogshop; as, a drinking saloon; an eating saloon; a dancing saloon.
Saloop (n.) An aromatic drink prepared from sassafras bark and other ingredients, at one time much used in London.
Salpae (pl. ) of Salpa
Salpas (pl. ) of Salpa
Salpid (n.) A salpa.
Salted (imp. & p. p.) of Salt
Salter (n.) One who makes, sells, or applies salt; one who salts meat or fish.
Saltle (n.) The European dab.
Saltly (adv.) With taste of salt; in a salt manner.
Salute (v. t.) To address, as with expressions of kind wishes and courtesy; to greet; to hail.
Salute (v. t.) Hence, to give a sign of good will; to compliment by an act or ceremony, as a kiss, a bow, etc.
Salute (v. t.) To honor, as some day, person, or nation, by a discharge of cannon or small arms, by dipping colors, by cheers, etc.
Salute (v. t.) To promote the welfare and safety of; to benefit; to gratify.
Salute (v.) The act of saluting, or expressing kind wishes or respect; salutation; greeting.
Salute (v.) A sign, token, or ceremony, expressing good will, compliment, or respect, as a kiss, a bow, etc.
Salute (v.) A token of respect or honor for some distinguished or official personage, for a foreign vessel or flag, or for some festival or event, as by presenting arms, by a discharge of cannon, volleys of small arms, dipping the colors or the topsails, etc.
Salved (imp. & p. p.) of Salve
Salver (n.) One who salves, or uses salve as a remedy; hence, a quacksalver, or quack.
Salver (n.) A salvor.
Salver (n.) A tray or waiter on which anything is presented.
Salvia (n.) A genus of plants including the sage. See Sage.
Salvos (pl. ) of Salvo
Salvor (n.) One who assists in saving a ship or goods at sea, without being under special obligation to do so.
Samara (n.) A dry, indehiscent, usually one-seeded, winged fruit, as that of the ash, maple, and elm; a key or key fruit.
Samare (n.) See Simar.
Samboo (n.) Same as Sambur.
Sambur (n.) An East Indian deer (Rusa Aristotelis) having a mane on its neck. Its antlers have but three prongs. Called also gerow. The name is applied to other species of the genus Rusa, as the Bornean sambur (R. equina).
Samian (a.) Of or pertaining to the island of Samos.
Samian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Samos.
Samiel (n.) A hot and destructive wind that sometimes blows, in Turkey, from the desert. It is identical with the simoom of Arabia and the kamsin of Syria.
Samiot (a. & n.) Samian.
Samite (a.) A species of silk stuff, or taffeta, generally interwoven with gold.
Samlet (n.) The parr.
Samoan (a.) Of or pertaining to the Samoan Islands (formerly called Navigators' Islands) in the South Pacific Ocean, or their inhabitants.
Samoan (n.) An inhabitant of the Samoan Islands.
Sampan (n.) A Chinese boat from twelve to fifteen feet long, covered with a house, and sometimes used as a permanent habitation on the inland waters.
Sample (n.) Example; pattern.
Sample (n.) A part of anything presented for inspection, or shown as evidence of the quality of the whole; a specimen; as, goods are often purchased by samples.
Sample (v. t.) To make or show something similar to; to match.
Sample (v. t.) To take or to test a sample or samples of; as, to sample sugar, teas, wools, cloths.
Samshu (n.) A spirituous liquor distilled by the Chinese from the yeasty liquor in which boiled rice has fermented under pressure.
Samson (n.) An Israelite of Bible record (see Judges xiii.), distinguished for his great strength; hence, a man of extraordinary physical strength.
Sanded (imp. & p. p.) of Sand
Sandal (n.) Same as Sendal.
Sandal (n.) Sandalwood.
Sandal (n.) A kind of shoe consisting of a sole strapped to the foot; a protection for the foot, covering its lower surface, but not its upper.
Sandal (n.) A kind of slipper.
Sandal (n.) An overshoe with parallel openings across the instep.
Sanded (a.) Covered or sprinkled with sand; sandy; barren.
Sanded (a.) Marked with small spots; variegated with spots; speckled; of a sandy color, as a hound.
Sanded (a.) Short-sighted.
Sandix (n.) A kind of minium, or red lead, made by calcining carbonate of lead, but inferior to true minium.
Sandre (n.) A Russian fish (Lucioperca sandre) which yields a valuable oil, called sandre oil, used in the preparation of caviare.
Sandyx (n.) See Sandix.
Sanies (n.) A thin, serous fluid commonly discharged from ulcers or foul wounds.
Sanity (n.) The condition or quality of being sane; soundness of health of body or mind, especially of the mind; saneness.
Sanjak (n.) A district or a subvision of a vilayet.
Sankha (n.) A chank shell (Turbinella pyrum); also, a shell bracelet or necklace made in India from the chank shell.
Sannop (n.) Same as Sannup.
Sannup (n.) A male Indian; a brave; -- correlative of squaw.
Santal (n.) A colorless crystal
Santer (v. i.) See Saunter.
Santon (n.) A Turkish saint; a kind of dervish, regarded by the people as a saint: also, a hermit.
Sapped (imp. & p. )
Sapajo (n.) The sapajou.
Sapful (a.) Abounding in sap; sappy.
Sapota (n.) The sapodilla.
Sapper (n.) One who saps; specifically (Mil.), one who is employed in working at saps, building and repairing fortifications, and the like.
Sappho (n.) Any one of several species of brilliant South American humming birds of the genus Sappho, having very bright-colored and deeply forked tails; -- called also firetail.
Sarcel (n.) One of the outer pinions or feathers of the wing of a bird, esp. of a hawk.
Sarcin (n.) Same as Hypoxanthin.
Sarcle (v. t.) To weed, or clear of weeds, with a hoe.
Sardan (n.) Alt. of Sardel
Sardel (n.) A sardine.
Sardel (n.) A precious stone. See Sardius.
Sarkin (n.) Same as Hypoxanthin.
Sarlac (n.) Alt. of Sarlyk
Sarlyk (n.) The yak.
Sarong (n.) A sort of petticoat worn by both sexes in Java and the Malay Archipelago.
Sarsen (n.) One of the large sandstone blocks scattered over the English chalk downs; -- called also sarsen stone, and Druid stone.
Sashed (imp. & p. p.) of Sash
Sastra (n.) Same as Shaster.
Sating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sate
Sateen (n.) A kind of dress goods made of cotton or woolen, with a glossy surface resembling satin.
Satiny (a.) Like or composed of satin; glossy; as, to have a satiny appearance; a satiny texture.
Sation (n.) A sowing or planting.
Satire (a.) A composition, generally poetical, holding up vice or folly to reprobation; a keen or severe exposure of what in public or private morals deserves rebuke; an invective poem; as, the Satires of Juvenal.
Satire (a.) Keeness and severity of remark; caustic exposure to reprobation; trenchant wit; sarcasm.
Sative (a.) Sown; propagated by seed.
Satrap (n.) The governor of a province in ancient Persia; hence, a petty autocrat despot.
Saturn (n.) One of the elder and principal deities, the son of Coelus and Terra (Heaven and Earth), and the father of Jupiter. The corresponding Greek divinity was Kro`nos, later CHro`nos, Time.
Saturn (n.) One of the planets of the solar system, next in magnitude to Jupiter, but more remote from the sun. Its diameter is seventy thousand miles, its mean distance from the sun nearly eight hundred and eighty millions of miles, and its year, or periodical revolution round the sun, nearly twenty-nine years and a half. It is surrounded by a remarkable system of rings, and has eight satellites.
Saturn (n.) The metal lead.
Sauced (imp. & p. p.) of Sauce
Saucer (n.) A small pan or vessel in which sauce was set on a table.
Saucer (n.) A small dish, commonly deeper than a plate, in which a cup is set at table.
Saucer (n.) Something resembling a saucer in shape.
Saucer (n.) A flat, shallow caisson for raising sunken ships.
Saucer (n.) A shallow socket for the pivot of a capstan.
Saufly (adv.) Safely.
Sauger (n.) An American fresh-water food fish (Stizostedion Canadense); -- called also gray pike, blue pike, hornfish, land pike, sand pike, pickering, and pickerel.
Saulie (n.) A hired mourner at a funeral.
Saurel (n.) Any carangoid fish of the genus Trachurus, especially T. trachurus, or T. saurus, of Europe and America, and T. picturatus of California. Called also skipjack, and horse mackerel.
Sauria (n. pl.) A division of Reptilia formerly established to include the Lacertilia, Crocodilia, Dinosauria, and other groups. By some writers the name is restricted to the Lacertilia.
Sauter (v. t.) To fry lightly and quickly, as meat, by turning or tossing it over frequently in a hot pan greased with a little fat.
Sauter (n.) Psalter.
Savage (a.) Of or pertaining to the forest; remote from human abodes and cultivation; in a state of nature; wild; as, a savage wilderness.
Savage (a.) Wild; untamed; uncultivated; as, savage beasts.
Savage (a.) Uncivilized; untaught; unpolished; rude; as, savage life; savage manners.
Savage (a.) Characterized by cruelty; barbarous; fierce; ferocious; inhuman; brutal; as, a savage spirit.
Savage (n.) A human being in his native state of rudeness; one who is untaught, uncivilized, or without cultivation of mind or manners.
Savage (n.) A man of extreme, unfeeling, brutal cruelty; a barbarian.
Savage (v. t.) To make savage.
Savant (a.) A man of learning; one versed in literature or science; a person eminent for acquirements.
Saving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Save
Savely (adv.) Safely.
Savine (n.) A coniferous shrub (Juniperus Sabina) of Western Asia, occasionally found also in the northern parts of the United States and in British America. It is a compact bush, with dark-colored foliage, and produces small berries having a glaucous bloom. Its bitter, acrid tops are sometimes used in medicine for gout, amenorrhoea, etc.
Savine (n.) The North American red cedar (Juniperus Virginiana.)
Saving (a.) Preserving; rescuing.
Saving (a.) Avoiding unnecessary expense or waste; frugal; not lavish or wasteful; economical; as, a saving cook.
Saving (a.) Bringing back in returns or in receipts the sum expended; incurring no loss, though not gainful; as, a saving bargain; the ship has made a saving voyage.
Saving (a.) Making reservation or exception; as, a saving clause.
Saving (participle) With the exception of; except; excepting; also, without disrespect to.
Saving (n.) Something kept from being expended or lost; that which is saved or laid up; as, the savings of years of economy.
Saving (n.) Exception; reservation.
Savior (v.) One who saves, preserves, or delivers from destruction or danger.
Savior (v.) Specifically: The (or our, your, etc.) Savior, he who brings salvation to men; Jesus Christ, the Redeemer.
Savory (a.) Pleasing to the organs of taste or smell.
Savory (n.) An aromatic labiate plant (Satureia hortensis), much used in cooking; -- also called summer savory.
Sawing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Saw
Sawder (n.) A corrupt spelling and pronunciation of solder.
Sawfly (n.) Any one of numerous species of hymenopterous insects belonging to the family Tenthredinidae. The female usually has an ovipositor containing a pair of sawlike organs with which she makes incisions in the leaves or stems of plants in which to lay the eggs. The larvae resemble those of Lepidoptera.
Sawneb (n.) A merganser.
Sawtry (n.) A psaltery.
Sawyer (n.) One whose occupation is to saw timber into planks or boards, or to saw wood for fuel; a sawer.
Sawyer (n.) A tree which has fallen into a stream so that its branches project above the surface, rising and falling with a rocking or swaying motion in the current.
Sawyer (n.) The bowfin.
Saying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Say
Saying (n.) That which is said; a declaration; a statement, especially a proverbial one; an aphorism; a proverb.
Sayman (n.) One who assays.
Tabard (n.) A sort of tunic or mantle formerly worn for protection from the weather. When worn over the armor it was commonly emblazoned with the arms of the wearer, and from this the name was given to the garment adopted for heralds.
Tabefy (v. t.) To cause to waste gradually, to emaciate.
Taberd (n.) See Tabard.
Tabler (n.) One who boards.
Tabler (n.) One who boards others for hire.
Tablet (n.) A small table or flat surface.
Tablet (n.) A flat piece of any material on which to write, paint, draw, or engrave; also, such a piece containing an inscription or a picture.
Tablet (n.) Hence, a small picture; a miniature.
Tablet (n.) A kind of pocket memorandum book.
Tablet (n.) A flattish cake or piece; as, tablets of arsenic were formerly worn as a preservative against the plague.
Tablet (n.) A solid kind of electuary or confection, commonly made of dry ingredients with sugar, and usually formed into little flat squares; -- called also lozenge, and troche, especially when of a round or rounded form.
Tabour (n. & v.) See Tabor.
Tabret (n.) A taboret.
Tabula (n.) A table; a tablet.
Tabula (n.) One of the transverse plants found in the calicles of certain corals and hydroids.
Tacaud (n.) The bib, or whiting pout.
Tacked (imp. & p. p.) of Tack
Tacker (n.) One who tacks.
Tacket (n.) A small, broad-headed nail.
Tackey (a. & n.) See Tacky.
Tackle (n.) Apparatus for raising or lowering heavy weights, consisting of a rope and pulley blocks; sometimes, the rope and attachments, as distinct from the block.
Tackle (n.) Any instruments of action; an apparatus by which an object is moved or operated; gear; as, fishing tackle, hunting tackle; formerly, specifically, weapons.
Tackle (n.) The rigging and apparatus of a ship; also, any purchase where more than one block is used.
Tackle (n.) To supply with tackle.
Tackle (n.) To fasten or attach, as with a tackle; to harness; as, to tackle a horse into a coach or wagon.
Tackle (n.) To seize; to lay hold of; to grapple; as, a wrestler tackles his antagonist; a dog tackles the game.
Tackle (n.) To begin to deal with; as, to tackle the problem.
Tactic (a.) Alt. of Tactical
Tactic (n.) See Tactics.
Taenia (n.) A genus of intestinal worms which includes the common tapeworms of man. See Tapeworm.
Taenia (n.) A band; a structural
Taenia (n.) The fillet, or band, at the bottom of a Doric frieze, separating it from the architrave.
Tagged (imp. & p. p.) of Tag
Tagger (n.) One who, or that which, appends or joins one thing to another.
Tagger (n.) That which is pointed like a tag.
Tagger (n.) Sheets of tin or other plate which run below the gauge.
Tagger (n.) A device for removing taglocks from sheep.
Taglet (n.) A little tag.
Taglia (n.) A peculiar combination of pulleys.
Taguan (n.) A large flying squirrel (Pteromys petuarista). Its body becomes two feet long, with a large bushy tail nearly as long.
Tailed (a.) Having a tail; having (such) a tail or (so many) tails; -- chiefly used in composition; as, bobtailed, longtailed, etc.
Taille (n.) A tally; an account scored on a piece of wood.
Taille (n.) Any imposition levied by the king, or any other lord, upon his subjects.
Taille (n.) The French name for the tenor voice or part; also, for the tenor viol or viola.
Tailor (n.) One whose occupation is to cut out and make men's garments; also, one who cuts out and makes ladies' outer garments.
Tailor (n.) The mattowacca; -- called also tailor herring.
Tailor (n.) The silversides.
Tailor (n.) The goldfish.
Tailor (v. i.) To practice making men's clothes; to follow the business of a tailor.
Tajacu (n.) Alt. of Tajassu
Takend (p. p.) of Take
Taking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Take
Taking (a.) Apt to take; alluring; attracting.
Taking (a.) Infectious; contageous.
Taking (n.) The act of gaining possession; a seizing; seizure; apprehension.
Taking (n.) Agitation; excitement; distress of mind.
Taking (n.) Malign influence; infection.
Talbot (n.) A sort of dog, noted for quick scent and eager pursuit of game.
Talent (v. t.) Among the ancient Greeks, a weight and a denomination of money equal to 60 minae or 6,000 drachmae. The Attic talent, as a weight, was about 57 lbs. avoirdupois; as a denomination of silver money, its value was 243 15s. sterling, or about $1,180.
Talent (v. t.) Among the Hebrews, a weight and denomination of money. For silver it was equivalent to 3,000 shekels, and in weight was equal to about 93/ lbs. avoirdupois; as a denomination of silver, it has been variously estimated at from 340 to 396 sterling, or about $1,645 to $1,916. For gold it was equal to 10,000 gold shekels.
Talent (v. t.) Inclination; will; disposition; desire.
Talent (v. t.) Intellectual ability, natural or acquired; mental endowment or capacity; skill in accomplishing; a special gift, particularly in business, art, or the like; faculty; a use of the word probably originating in the Scripture parable of the talents (Matt. xxv. 14-30).
Talion (n.) Retaliation.
Talked (imp. & p. p.) of Talk
Talker (n.) One who talks; especially, one who is noted for his power of conversing readily or agreeably; a conversationist.
Talker (n.) A loquacious person, male or female; a prattler; a babbler; also, a boaster; a braggart; -- used in contempt or reproach.
Tallow (n.) The suet or fat of animals of the sheep and ox kinds, separated from membranous and fibrous matter by melting.
Tallow (n.) The fat of some other animals, or the fat obtained from certain plants, or from other sources, resembling the fat of animals of the sheep and ox kinds.
Tallow (v. t.) To grease or smear with tallow.
Tallow (v. t.) To cause to have a large quantity of tallow; to fatten; as, tallow sheep.
Talmas (pl. ) of Talma
Talmud (n.) The body of the Jewish civil and canonical law not comprised in the Pentateuch.
Talook (n.) Alt. of Taluk
Tambac (n.) See Tombac.
Taming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tame
Tamely (adv.) In a tame manner.
Tamias (n.) A genus of ground squirrels, including the chipmunk.
Tamine (n.) Alt. of Taminy
Taminy (n.) A kind of woolen cloth; tammy.
Tamkin (n.) A tampion.
Tamped (imp. & p. p.) of Tamp
Tampan (n.) A venomous South African tick.
Tamper (n.) One who tamps; specifically, one who prepares for blasting, by filling the hole in which the charge is placed.
Tamper (n.) An instrument used in tamping; a tamping iron.
Tamper (v. i.) To meddle; to be busy; to try little experiments; as, to tamper with a disease.
Tamper (v. i.) To meddle so as to alter, injure, or vitiate a thing.
Tamper (v. i.) To deal unfairly; to practice secretly; to use bribery.
Tampoe (n.) The edible fruit of an East Indian tree (Baccaurea Malayana) of the Spurge family. It somewhat resembles an apple.
Tampon (n.) A plug introduced into a natural or artificial cavity of the body in order to arrest hemorrhage, or for the application of medicine.
Tampon (v. t.) To plug with a tampon.
Tanned (imp. & p. p.) of Tan
Tanate (n.) An Asiatic wild dog (Canis procyonoides), native of Japan and adjacent countries. It has a short, bushy tail. Called also raccoon dog.
Tandem (adv. & a.) One after another; -- said especially of horses harnessed and driven one before another, instead of abreast.
Tandem (n.) A team of horses harnessed one before the other.
Tanged (imp. & p. p.) of Tang
Tangle (n.) To unite or knit together confusedly; to interweave or interlock, as threads, so as to make it difficult to unravel the knot; to entangle; to ravel.
Tangle (n.) To involve; to insnare; to entrap; as, to be tangled in lies.
Tangle (v. i.) To be entangled or united confusedly; to get in a tangle.
Tangle (n.) Any large blackish seaweed, especially the Laminaria saccharina. See Kelp.
Tangle (v.) A knot of threads, or other thing, united confusedly, or so interwoven as not to be easily disengaged; a snarl; as, hair or yarn in tangles; a tangle of vines and briers. Used also figuratively.
Tangle (v.) An instrument consisting essentially of an iron bar to which are attached swabs, or bundles of frayed rope, or other similar substances, -- used to capture starfishes, sea urchins, and other similar creatures living at the bottom of the sea.
Tangly (a.) Entangled; intricate.
Tangly (a.) Covered with tangle, or seaweed.
Tangue (n.) The tenrec.
Tangun (n.) A piebald variety of the horse, native of Thibet.
Tanier (n.) An aroid plant (Caladium sagittaefolium), the leaves of which are boiled and eaten in the West Indies.
Tanist (n.) In Ireland, a lord or proprietor of a tract of land or of a castle, elected by a family, under the system of tanistry.
Tanite (n.) A firm composition of emery and a certain kind of cement, used for making grinding wheels, slabs, etc.
Tankia (n.) See Tanka.
Tanner (n.) One whose occupation is to tan hides, or convert them into leather by the use of tan.
Tannic (a.) Of or pertaining to tan; derived from, or resembling, tan; as, tannic acid.
Tannin (n.) Same as Tannic acid, under Tannic.
Tanrec (n.) Same as Tenrec.
Taoism (n.) One of the popular religions of China, sanctioned by the state.
Tapped (imp. & p. p.) of Tap
Tapeti (n.) A small South American hare (Lepus Braziliensis).
Tapish (v. i.) To lie close to the ground, so as to be concealed; to squat; to crouch; hence, to hide one's self.
Tappen (n.) An obstruction, or indigestible mass, found in the intestine of bears and other animals during hibernation.
Tapper (n.) The lesser spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopus minor); -- called also tapperer, tabberer, little wood pie, barred woodpecker, wood tapper, hickwall, and pump borer.
Tappet (n.) A lever or projection moved by some other piece, as a cam, or intended to tap or touch something else, with a view to produce change or regulate motion.
Tappis (v. i.) See Tapish.
Tarred (imp. & p. p.) of Tar
Taring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tare
Target (n.) A kind of small shield or buckler, used as a defensive weapon in war.
Target (n.) A butt or mark to shoot at, as for practice, or to test the accuracy of a firearm, or the force of a projectile.
Target (n.) The pattern or arrangement of a series of hits made by a marksman on a butt or mark; as, he made a good target.
Target (n.) The sliding crosspiece, or vane, on a leveling staff.
Target (n.) A conspicuous disk attached to a switch lever to show its position, or for use as a signal.
Targum (n.) A translation or paraphrase of some portion of the Old Testament Scriptures in the Chaldee or Aramaic language or dialect.
Tariff (n.) A schedule, system, or scheme of duties imposed by the government of a country upon goods imported or exported; as, a revenue tariff; a protective tariff; Clay's compromise tariff. (U. S. 1833).
Tariff (n.) The duty, or rate of duty, so imposed; as, the tariff on wool; a tariff of two cents a pound.
Tariff (n.) Any schedule or system of rates, changes, etc.; as, a tariff of fees, or of railroad fares.
Tariff (v. t.) To make a list of duties on, as goods.
Taring (n.) The common tern; -- called also tarret, and tarrock.
Tarpan (n.) A wild horse found in the region of the Caspian Sea.
Tarpon (n.) Same as Tarpum.
Tarpum (n.) A very large marine fish (Megapolis Atlanticus) of the Southern United States and the West Indies. It often becomes six or more feet in length, and has large silvery scales. The scales are a staple article of trade, and are used in fancywork. Called also tarpon, sabalo, savanilla, silverfish, and jewfish.
Tarras (n.) See Trass.
Tarsal (a.) Of or pertaining to the tarsus (either of the foot or eye).
Tarsal (n.) A tarsal bone or cartilage; a tarsale.
Tarsal (n.) Same as Tercel.
Tarsel (n.) A male hawk. See Tercel.
Tarsia (n.) Alt. of Tarsiatura
Tarsus (n.) The ankle; the bones or cartilages of the part of the foot between the metatarsus and the leg, consisting in man of seven short bones.
Tarsus (n.) A plate of dense connective tissue or cartilage in the eyelid of man and many animals; -- called also tarsal cartilage, and tarsal plate.
Tarsus (n.) The foot of an insect or a crustacean. It usually consists of form two to five joints.
Tartan (n.) Woolen cloth, checkered or crossbarred with narrow bands of various colors, much worn in the Highlands of Scotland; hence, any pattern of tartan; also, other material of a similar pattern.
Tartan (n.) A small coasting vessel, used in the Mediterranean, having one mast carrying large leteen sail, and a bowsprit with staysail or jib.
Tartar (n.) A reddish crust or sediment in wine casks, consisting essentially of crude cream of tartar, and used in marking pure cream of tartar, tartaric acid, potassium carbonate, black flux, etc., and, in dyeing, as a mordant for woolen goods; -- called also argol, wine stone, etc.
Tartar (n.) A correction which often incrusts the teeth, consisting of salivary mucus, animal matter, and phosphate of lime.
Tartar (n.) A native or inhabitant of Tartary in Asia; a member of any one of numerous tribes, chiefly Moslem, of Turkish origin, inhabiting the Russian Europe; -- written also, more correctly but less usually, Tatar.
Tartar (n.) A person of a keen, irritable temper.
Tartar (a.) Of or pertaining to Tartary in Asia, or the Tartars.
Tartar (n.) See Tartarus.
Tartly (adv.) In a tart manner; with acidity.
Tasked (imp. & p. p.) of Task
Tasker (n.) One who imposes a task.
Tasker (n.) One who performs a task, as a day-laborer.
Tasker (n.) A laborer who receives his wages in kind.
Taslet (n.) A piece of armor formerly worn to guard the things; a tasse.
Tassel (n.) A male hawk. See Tercel.
Tassel (n.) A kind of bur used in dressing cloth; a teasel.
Tassel (n.) A pendent ornament, attached to the corners of cushions, to curtains, and the like, ending in a tuft of loose threads or cords.
Tassel (n.) The flower or head of some plants, esp. when pendent.
Tassel (n.) A narrow silk ribbon, or the like, sewed to a book to be put between the leaves.
Tassel (n.) A piece of board that is laid upon a wall as a sort of plate, to give a level surface to the ends of floor timbers; -- rarely used in the United States.
Tassel (v. i.) To put forth a tassel or flower; as, maize tassels.
Tassel (v. t.) To adorn with tassels.
Tasset (n.) A defense for the front of the thigh, consisting of one or more iron plates hanging from the belt on the lower edge of the corselet.
Tasted (imp. & p. p.) of Taste
Taster (n.) One who tastes; especially, one who first tastes food or drink to ascertain its quality.
Taster (n.) That in which, or by which, anything is tasted, as, a dram cup, a cheese taster, or the like.
Taster (n.) One of a peculiar kind of zooids situated on the polyp-stem of certain Siphonophora. They somewhat resemble the feeding zooids, but are destitute of mouths. See Siphonophora.
Tatter (n.) One who makes tatting.
Tatter (n.) A rag, or a part torn and hanging; -- chiefly used in the plural.
Tatter (v. t.) To rend or tear into rags; -- used chiefly in the past participle as an adjective.
Tattle (v. i.) To prate; to talk idly; to use many words with little meaning; to chat.
Tattle (v. i.) To tell tales; to communicate secrets; to be a talebearer; as, a tattling girl.
Tattle (n.) Idle talk or chat; trifling talk; prate.
Tattoo (n.) A beat of drum, or sound of a trumpet or bugle, at night, giving notice to soldiers to retreat, or to repair to their quarters in garrison, or to their tents in camp.
Tattoo (v. t.) To color, as the flesh, by pricking in coloring matter, so as to form marks or figures which can not be washed out.
Tattoo (n.) An indelible mark or figure made by puncturing the skin and introducing some pigment into the punctures; -- a mode of ornamentation practiced by various barbarous races, both in ancient and modern times, and also by some among civilized nations, especially by sailors.
Taught (a.) See Taut.
Taught () imp. & p. p. of Teach.
Taurus (n.) The Bull; the second in order of the twelve signs of the zodiac, which the sun enters about the 20th of April; -- marked thus [/] in almanacs.
Taurus (n.) A zodiacal constellation, containing the well-known clusters called the Pleiades and the Hyades, in the latter of which is situated the remarkably bright Aldebaran.
Taurus (n.) A genus of ruminants comprising the common domestic cattle.
Tautog (n.) An edible labroid fish (Haitula onitis, or Tautoga onitis) of the Atlantic coast of the United States. When adult it is nearly black, more or less irregularly barred, with greenish gray. Called also blackfish, oyster fish, salt-water chub, and moll.
Tavern (n.) A public house where travelers and other transient guests are accomodated with rooms and meals; an inn; a hotel; especially, in modern times, a public house licensed to sell liquor in small quantities.
Tawing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Taw
Tawdry (superl.) Bought at the festival of St. Audrey.
Tawdry (superl.) Very fine and showy in colors, without taste or elegance; having an excess of showy ornaments without grace; cheap and gaudy; as, a tawdry dress; tawdry feathers; tawdry colors.
Tawdry (n.) A necklace of a rural fashion, bought at St. Audrey's fair; hence, a necklace in general.
Tawery (n.) A place where skins are tawed.
Taxing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tax
Taxine (n.) A poisonous alkaloid of bitter taste extracted from the leaves and seeds of the European yew (Taxus baccata). Called also taxia.
Uakari (n.) Same as Ouakari.
Vacant (a.) Deprived of contents; not filled; empty; as, a vacant room.
Vacant (a.) Unengaged with business or care; unemployed; unoccupied; disengaged; free; as, vacant hours.
Vacant (a.) Not filled or occupied by an incumbent, possessor, or officer; as, a vacant throne; a vacant parish.
Vacant (a.) Empty of thought; thoughtless; not occupied with study or reflection; as, a vacant mind.
Vacant (a.) Abandoned; having no heir, possessor, claimant, or occupier; as, a vacant estate.
Vacate (v. t.) To make vacant; to leave empty; to cease from filling or occupying; as, it was resolved by Parliament that James had vacated the throne of England; the tenant vacated the house.
Vacate (v. t.) To annul; to make void; to deprive of force; to make of no authority or validity; as, to vacate a commission or a charter; to vacate proceedings in a cause.
Vacate (v. t.) To defeat; to put an end to.
Vacher (n.) A keeper of stock or cattle; a herdsman.
Vacuna (n.) The goddess of rural leisure, to whom the husbandmen sacrificed at the close of the harvest. She was especially honored by the Sabines.
Vacuum (n.) A space entirely devoid of matter (called also, by way of distinction, absolute vacuum); hence, in a more general sense, a space, as the interior of a closed vessel, which has been exhausted to a high or the highest degree by an air pump or other artificial means; as, water boils at a reduced temperature in a vacuum.
Vacuum (n.) The condition of rarefaction, or reduction of pressure below that of the atmosphere, in a vessel, as the condenser of a steam engine, which is nearly exhausted of air or steam, etc.; as, a vacuum of 26 inches of mercury, or 13 pounds per square inch.
Vadium (n.) Pledge; security; bail. See Mortgage.
Vagary (n.) A wandering or strolling.
Vagary (n.) Hence, a wandering of the thoughts; a wild or fanciful freak; a whim; a whimsical purpose.
Vagina (n.) A sheath; a theca; as, the vagina of the portal vein.
Vagina (n.) Specifically, the canal which leads from the uterus to the external orifice if the genital canal, or to the cloaca.
Vagina (n.) The terminal part of the oviduct in insects and various other invertebrates. See Illust., of Spermatheca.
Vagina (n.) The basal expansion of certain leaves, which inwraps the stem; a sheath.
Vagina (n.) The shaft of a terminus, from which the bust of figure seems to issue or arise.
Vagous (a.) Wandering; unsettled.
Vailer (n.) One who vails.
Vainly (adv.) In a vain manner; in vain.
Vaisya (n.) The third of the four great original castes among the Hindus, now either extinct or partially represented by the mercantile class of Banyas. See the Note under Caste, 1.
Vakeel (n.) A native attorney or agent; also, an ambassador.
Valise (n.) A small sack or case, usually of leather, but sometimes of other material, for containing the clothes, toilet articles, etc., of a traveler; a traveling bag; a portmanteau.
Vallar (a.) Of or pertaining to a rampart.
Vallar (n.) A vallar crown.
Valley (n.) The space inclosed between ranges of hills or mountains; the strip of land at the bottom of the depressions intersecting a country, including usually the bed of a stream, with frequently broad alluvial plains on one or both sides of the stream. Also used figuratively.
Valley (n.) The place of meeting of two slopes of a roof, which have their plates running in different directions, and form on the plan a reentrant angle.
Valley (n.) The depression formed by the meeting of two slopes on a flat roof.
Vallum (n.) A rampart; a wall, as in a fortification.
Valued (imp. & p. p.) of Value
Valued (a.) Highly regarded; esteemed; prized; as, a valued contributor; a valued friend.
Valuer (n.) One who values; an appraiser.
Valure (n.) Value.
Valved (a.) Having a valve or valve; valvate.
Vamose (v. i. & t.) To depart quickly; to depart from.
Vamped (imp. & p. p.) of Vamp
Vamper (n.) One who vamps; one who pieces an old thing with something new; a cobbler.
Vamper (v. i.) To swagger; to make an ostentatious show.
Vamure (n.) See Vauntmure.
Vandal (n.) One of a Teutonic race, formerly dwelling on the south shore of the Baltic, the most barbarous and fierce of the northern nations that plundered Rome in the 5th century, notorious for destroying the monuments of art and literature.
Vandal (n.) Hence, one who willfully destroys or defaces any work of art or literature.
Vandal (a.) Alt. of Vandalic
Vanglo (n.) Benne (Sesamum orientale); also, its seeds; -- so called in the West Indies.
Vanish (v. i.) To pass from a visible to an invisible state; to go out of sight; to disappear; to fade; as, vapor vanishes from the sight by being dissipated; a ship vanishes from the sight of spectators on land.
Vanish (v. i.) To be annihilated or lost; to pass away.
Vanish (n.) The brief terminal part of vowel or vocal element, differing more or less in quality from the main part; as, a as in ale ordinarily ends with a vanish of i as in ill, o as in old with a vanish of oo as in foot.
Vanity (n.) The quality or state of being vain; want of substance to satisfy desire; emptiness; unsubstantialness; unrealness; falsity.
Vanity (n.) An inflation of mind upon slight grounds; empty pride inspired by an overweening conceit of one's personal attainments or decorations; an excessive desire for notice or approval; pride; ostentation; conceit.
Vanity (n.) That which is vain; anything empty, visionary, unreal, or unsubstantial; fruitless desire or effort; trifling labor productive of no good; empty pleasure; vain pursuit; idle show; unsubstantial enjoyment.
Vanity (n.) One of the established characters in the old moralities and puppet shows. See Morality, n., 5.
Vanjas (n.) The Australian pied crow shrike (Strepera graculina). It is glossy bluish black, with the under tail coverts and the tips and bases of the tail feathers white.
Vanner (n.) A machine for concentrating ore. See Frue vanner.
Vapory (a.) Full of vapors; vaporous.
Vapory (a.) Hypochondriacal; splenetic; peevish.
Varied (a.) Changed; altered; various; diversified; as, a varied experience; varied interests; varied scenery.
Varier (n.) A wanderer; one who strays in search of variety.
Varify (v. t.) To make different; to vary; to variegate.
Varlet (n.) A servant, especially to a knight; an attendant; a valet; a footman.
Varlet (n.) Hence, a low fellow; a scoundrel; a rascal; as, an impudent varlet.
Varlet (n.) In a pack of playing cards, the court card now called the knave, or jack.
Varuna (n.) The god of the waters; the Indian Neptune. He is regarded as regent of the west, and lord of punishment, and is represented as riding on a sea monster, holding in his hand a snaky cord or noose with which to bind offenders, under water.
Varvel (n.) In falconry, one of the rings secured to the ends of the jesses.
Varied (imp. & p. p.) of Vary
Vassal (n.) The grantee of a fief, feud, or fee; one who holds land of superior, and who vows fidelity and homage to him; a feudatory; a feudal tenant.
Vassal (n.) A subject; a dependent; a servant; a slave.
Vassal (a.) Resembling a vassal; slavish; servile.
Vassal (v. t.) To treat as a vassal; to subject to control; to enslave.
Vastel (n.) See Wastel.
Vastly (adv.) To a vast extent or degree; very greatly; immensely.
Vatted (imp. & p. p.) of Vat
Vatful (n.) As much as a vat will hold; enough to fill a vat.
Vaulty (a.) Arched; concave.
Vaunce (v. i.) To advance.
Vaward (n.) The fore part; van.
Waahoo (n.) The burning bush; -- said to be called after a quack medicine made from it.
Wabble (v. i.) To move staggeringly or unsteadily from one side to the other; to vacillate; to move the manner of a rotating disk when the axis of rotation is inc
Wabble (n.) A hobbling, unequal motion, as of a wheel unevenly hung; a staggering to and fro.
Wabbly (a.) Inc
Waddle (v. i.) To walk with short steps, swaying the body from one side to the other, like a duck or very fat person; to move clumsily and totteringly along; to toddle; to stumble; as, a child waddles when he begins to walk; a goose waddles.
Waddle (v. t.) To trample or tread down, as high grass, by walking through it.
Wading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wade
Wading () a. & n. from Wade, v.
Wadmol (n.) A coarse, hairy, woolen cloth, formerly used for garments by the poor, and for various other purposes.
Wadset (n.) A kind of pledge or mortgage.
Wadies (pl. ) of Wady
Waffle (n.) A thin cake baked and then rolled; a wafer.
Waffle (n.) A soft indented cake cooked in a waffle iron.
Wafted (imp. & p. p.) of Waft
Wafter (n.) One who, or that which, wafts.
Wafter (n.) A boat for passage.
Wagged (imp. & p. p.) of Wag
Wagati (n.) A small East Indian wild cat (Felis wagati), regarded by some as a variety of the leopard cat.
Waging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wage
Waggel (n.) The young of the great black-backed gull (Larus marinus), formerly considered a distinct species.
Waggie (n.) The pied wagtail.
Waggle (v. i.) To reel, sway, or move from side to side; to move with a wagging motion; to waddle.
Waggle (v. t.) To move frequently one way and the other; to wag; as, a bird waggles his tail.
Wailed (imp. & p. p.) of Wail
Wailer (n.) One who wails or laments.
Waited (imp. & p. p.) of Wait
Waiter (n.) One who, or that which, waits; an attendant; a servant in attendance, esp. at table.
Waiter (n.) A vessel or tray on which something is carried, as dishes, etc.; a salver.
Waived (imp. & p. p.) of Waive
Waiver (n.) The act of waiving, or not insisting on, some right, claim, or privilege.
Waking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wake
Waking (n.) The act of waking, or the state or period of being awake.
Waking (n.) A watch; a watching.
Waling (n.) Same as Wale, n., 4.
Walked (imp. & p. p.) of Walk
Walker (n.) One who walks; a pedestrian.
Walker (n.) That with which one walks; a foot.
Walker (n.) A forest officer appointed to walk over a certain space for inspection; a forester.
Walker (v. t.) A fuller of cloth.
Walker (v. t.) Any ambulatorial orthopterous insect, as a stick insect.
Walkyr (n.) See Valkyria.
Walled (imp. & p. p.) of Wall
Wallah (n.) A black variety of the jaguar; -- called also tapir tiger.
Waller (n.) One who builds walls.
Waller (n.) The wels.
Wallet (n.) A bag or sack for carrying about the person, as a bag for carrying the necessaries for a journey; a knapsack; a beggar's receptacle for charity; a peddler's pack.
Wallet (n.) A pocketbook for keeping money about the person.
Wallet (n.) Anything protuberant and swagging.
Wallop (v. i.) To move quickly, but with great effort; to gallop.
Wallop (n.) A quick, rolling movement; a gallop.
Wallop (v. i.) To boil with a continued bubbling or heaving and rolling, with noise.
Wallop (v. i.) To move in a rolling, cumbersome manner; to waddle.
Wallop (v. i.) To be slatternly.
Wallop (v. t.) To beat soundly; to flog; to whip.
Wallop (v. t.) To wrap up temporarily.
Wallop (v. t.) To throw or tumble over.
Wallop (n.) A thick piece of fat.
Wallop (n.) A blow.
Wallow (n.) To roll one's self about, as in mire; to tumble and roll about; to move lazily or heavily in any medium; to flounder; as, swine wallow in the mire.
Wallow (n.) To live in filth or gross vice; to disport one's self in a beastly and unworthy manner.
Wallow (n.) To wither; to fade.
Wallow (v. t.) To roll; esp., to roll in anything defiling or unclean.
Wallow (n.) A kind of rolling walk.
Walnut (n.) The fruit or nut of any tree of the genus Juglans; also, the tree, and its timber. The seven or eight known species are all natives of the north temperate zone.
Walrus (n.) A very large marine mammal (Trichecus rosmarus) of the Seal family, native of the Arctic Ocean. The male has long and powerful tusks descending from the upper jaw. It uses these in procuring food and in fighting. It is hunted for its oil, ivory, and skin. It feeds largely on mollusks. Called also morse.
Walter (v. i.) To roll or wallow; to welter.
Wamble (v. i.) To heave; to be disturbed by nausea; -- said of the stomach.
Wamble (v. i.) To move irregularly to and fro;
Wamble (n.) Disturbance of the stomach; a feeling of nausea.
Wammel (v. i.) To move irregularly or awkwardly; to wamble, or wabble.
Wampee (n.) A tree (Cookia punctata) of the Orange family, growing in China and the East Indies; also, its fruit, which is about the size of a large grape, and has a hard rind and a peculiar flavor.
Wampee (n.) The pickerel weed.
Wampum (n.) Beads made of shells, used by the North American Indians as money, and also wrought into belts, etc., as an ornament.
Wander (v. i.) To ramble here and there without any certain course or with no definite object in view; to range about; to stroll; to rove; as, to wander over the fields.
Wander (v. i.) To go away; to depart; to stray off; to deviate; to go astray; as, a writer wanders from his subject.
Wander (v. i.) To be delirious; not to be under the guidance of reason; to rave; as, the mind wanders.
Wander (v. t.) To travel over without a certain course; to traverse; to stroll through.
Waning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wane
Wangan (n.) A boat for conveying provisions, tools, etc.; -- so called by Maine lumbermen.
Wanger (n.) A pillow for the cheek; a pillow.
Waning (n.) The act or process of waning, or decreasing.
Wanion (n.) A word of uncertain signification, used only in the phrase with a wanion, apparently equivalent to with a vengeance, with a plague, or with misfortune.
Wankle (a.) Not to be depended on; weak; unstable.
Wanned (a.) Made wan, or pale.
Wanted (imp. & p. p.) of Want
Wanton (v. t.) Untrained; undiscip
Wanton (v. t.) Wandering from moral rectitude; perverse; dissolute.
Wanton (v. t.) Specifically: Deviating from the rules of chastity; lewd; lustful; lascivious; libidinous; lecherous.
Wanton (v. t.) Reckless; heedless; as, wanton mischief.
Wanton (n.) A roving, frolicsome thing; a trifler; -- used rarely as a term of endearment.
Wanton (n.) One brought up without restraint; a pampered pet.
Wanton (n.) A lewd person; a lascivious man or woman.
Wanton (v. i.) To rove and ramble without restraint, rule, or limit; to revel; to play loosely; to frolic.
Wanton (v. i.) To sport in lewdness; to play the wanton; to play lasciviously.
Wanton (v. t.) To cause to become wanton; also, to waste in wantonness.
Wapiti (n.) The American elk (Cervus Canadensis). It is closely related to the European red deer, which it somewhat exceeds in size.
Wapper (v. t. & i.) To cause to shake; to tremble; to move tremulously, as from weakness; to totter.
Wapper (n.) A gudgeon.
Wappet (n.) A small yelping cur.
Warred (imp. & p. p.) of War
Warble (n.) A small, hard tumor which is produced on the back of a horse by the heat or pressure of the saddle in traveling.
Warble (n.) A small tumor produced by the larvae of the gadfly in the backs of horses, cattle, etc. Called also warblet, warbeetle, warnles.
Warble (n.) See Wormil.
Warble (v. t.) To sing in a trilling, quavering, or vibratory manner; to modulate with turns or variations; to trill; as, certain birds are remarkable for warbling their songs.
Warble (v. t.) To utter musically; to modulate; to carol.
Warble (v. t.) To cause to quaver or vibrate.
Warble (v. i.) To be quavered or modulated; to be uttered melodiously.
Warble (v. i.) To sing in a trilling manner, or with many turns and variations.
Warble (v. i.) To sing with sudden changes from chest to head tones; to yodel.
Warble (n.) A quavering modulation of the voice; a musical trill; a song.
Warded (imp. & p. p.) of Ward
Warden (n.) A keeper; a guardian; a watchman.
Warden (n.) An officer who keeps or guards; a keeper; as, the warden of a prison.
Warden (n.) A head official; as, the warden of a college; specifically (Eccl.), a churchwarden.
Warden (n.) A large, hard pear, chiefly used for baking and roasting.
Warder (n.) One who wards or keeps; a keeper; a guard.
Warder (n.) A truncheon or staff carried by a king or a commander in chief, and used in signaling his will.
Warely (adv.) Cautiously; warily.
Warily (adv.) In a wary manner.
Warine (n.) A South American monkey, one of the sapajous.
Warish (v. t.) To protect from the effects of; hence, to cure; to heal.
Warish (v. i.) To be cured; to recover.
Warmed (imp. & p. p.) of Warm
Warmer (n.) One who, or that which, warms.
Warmly (adv.) In a warm manner; ardently.
Warmth (n.) The quality or state of being warm; gentle heat; as, the warmth of the sun; the warmth of the blood; vital warmth.
Warmth (n.) A state of lively and excited interest; zeal; ardor; fervor; passion; enthusiasm; earnestness; as, the warmth of love or piety; he replied with much warmth.
Warmth (n.) The glowing effect which arises from the use of warm colors; hence, any similar appearance or effect in a painting, or work of color.
Warned (imp. & p. p.) of Warn
Warner (n.) One who warns; an admonisher.
Warner (n.) A warrener.
Warped (imp. & p. p.) of Warp
Warper (n.) One who, or that which, warps or twists out of shape.
Warper (n.) One who, or that which, forms yarn or thread into warps or webs for the loom.
Warray (v. t.) To make war upon. [Obs.] Fairfax.
Warren (n.) A place privileged, by prescription or grant the king, for keeping certain animals (as hares, conies, partridges, pheasants, etc.) called beasts and fowls of warren.
Warren (n.) A privilege which one has in his lands, by royal grant or prescription, of hunting and taking wild beasts and birds of warren, to the exclusion of any other person not entering by his permission.
Warren (n.) A piece of ground for the breeding of rabbits.
Warren (n.) A place for keeping flash, in a river.
Warrie (v. t.) See Warye.
Warrin (n.) An Australian lorikeet (Trichoglossus multicolor) remarkable for the variety and brilliancy of its colors; -- called also blue-bellied lorikeet, and blue-bellied parrot.
Warsaw (n.) The black grouper (Epinephelus nigritus) of the southern coasts of the United States.
Warsaw (n.) The jewfish; -- called also guasa.
Warted (a.) Having little knobs on the surface; verrucose; as, a warted capsule.
Washed (imp. & p. p.) of Wash
Washed (a.) Appearing as if overlaid with a thin layer of different color; -- said of the colors of certain birds and insects.
Washen () p. p. of Wash.
Washer (n.) One who, or that which, washes.
Washer (n.) A ring of metal, leather, or other material, or a perforated plate, used for various purposes, as around a bolt or screw to form a seat for the head or nut, or around a wagon axle to prevent endwise motion of the hub of the wheel and relieve friction, or in a joint to form a packing, etc.
Washer (n.) A fitting, usually having a plug, applied to a cistern, tub, sink, or the like, and forming the outlet opening.
Washer (n.) The common raccoon.
Washer (n.) Same as Washerwoman, 2.
Wasite (n.) A variety of allanite from Sweden supposed to contain wasium.
Wasium (n.) A rare element supposed by Bahr to have been extracted from wasite, but now identified with thorium.
Wasted (imp. & p. p.) of Waste
Wastel (n.) A kind of white and fine bread or cake; -- called also wastel bread, and wastel cake.
Waster (v. t.) One who, or that which, wastes; one who squanders; one who consumes or expends extravagantly; a spendthrift; a prodigal.
Waster (v. t.) An imperfection in the wick of a candle, causing it to waste; -- called also a thief.
Waster (v. t.) A kind of cudgel; also, a blunt-edged sword used as a foil.
Wastor (n.) A waster; a thief.
Watery (a.) Of or pertaining to water; consisting of water.
Watery (a.) Abounding with water; wet; hence, tearful.
Watery (a.) Resembling water; thin or transparent, as a liquid; as, watery humors.
Watery (a.) Hence, abounding in thin, tasteless, or insipid fluid; tasteless; insipid; vapid; spiritless.
Wattle (n.) A twig or flexible rod; hence, a hurdle made of such rods.
Wattle (n.) A rod laid on a roof to support the thatch.
Wattle (n.) A naked fleshy, and usually wrinkled and highly colored, process of the skin hanging from the chin or throat of a bird or reptile.
Wattle (n.) Barbel of a fish.
Wattle (n.) The astringent bark of several Australian trees of the genus Acacia, used in tanning; -- called also wattle bark.
Wattle (n.) The trees from which the bark is obtained. See Savanna wattle, under Savanna.
Wattle (v. t.) To bind with twigs.
Wattle (v. t.) To twist or interweave, one with another, as twigs; to form a network with; to plat; as, to wattle branches.
Wattle (v. t.) To form, by interweaving or platting twigs.
Waucht (n.) Alt. of Waught
Waught (n.) A large draught of any liquid.
Waving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wave
Wavure (n.) See Waivure.
Waxing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wax
Waxing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wax
Waylay (v. t.) To lie in wait for; to meet or encounter in the way; especially, to watch for the passing of, with a view to seize, rob, or slay; to beset in ambush.
Yacare (n.) A South American crocodilian (Jacare sclerops) resembling the alligator in size and habits. The eye orbits are connected together, and surrounded by prominent bony ridges. Called also spectacled alligator, and spectacled cayman.
Yaffle (n.) The European green woodpecker (Picus, / Genius, viridis). It is noted for its loud laughlike note. Called also eccle, hewhole, highhoe, laughing bird, popinjay, rain bird, yaffil, yaffler, yaffingale, yappingale, yackel, and woodhack.
Yakare (n.) Same as Yacare.
Yaksha (n.) A kind of demigod attendant on Kuvera, the god of wealth.
Yanked (imp. & p. p.) of Yank
Yankee (n.) A nickname for a native or citizen of New England, especially one descended from old New England stock; by extension, an inhabitant of the Northern States as distinguished from a Southerner; also, applied sometimes by foreigners to any inhabitant of the United States.
Yankee (a.) Of or pertaining to a Yankee; characteristic of the Yankees.
Yaourt (n.) A fermented drink, or milk beer, made by the Turks.
Yapock (n.) A South American aquatic opossum (Chironectes variegatus) found in Guiana and Brazil. Its hind feet are webbed, and its fore feet do not have an opposable thumb for climbing. Called also water opossum.
Yarage (a.) The power of moving, or being managed, at sea; -- said with reference to a ship.
Yarely (adv.) In a yare manner.
Yarnen (a.) Made of yarn; consisting of yarn.
Yarnut (n.) See Yernut.
Yarrow (n.) An American and European composite plant (Achillea Millefolium) with very finely dissected leaves and small white corymbed flowers. It has a strong, and somewhat aromatic, odor and taste, and is sometimes used in making beer, or is dried for smoking. Called also milfoil, and nosebleed.
Yauper (n.) One who, or that which, yaups.
Yaupon (n.) A shrub (Ilex Cassine) of the Holly family, native from Virginia to Florida. The smooth elliptical leaves are used as a substitute for tea, and were formerly used in preparing the black drink of the Indians of North Carolina. Called also South-Sea tea.
Yawing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Yaw
Yawned (imp. & p. p.) of Yawn
Zabism (n.) See Sabianism.
Zabian (a. & n.) See Sabian.
Zachun (n.) An oil pressed by the Arabs from the fruit of a small thorny tree (Balanites Aegyptiaca), and sold to piligrims for a healing ointment.
Zaffer (n.) A pigment obtained, usually by roasting cobalt glance with sand or quartz, as a dark earthy powder. It consists of crude cobalt oxide, or of an impure cobalt arseniate. It is used in porcelain painting, and in enameling pottery, to produce a blue color, and is often confounded with smalt, from which, however, it is distinct, as it contains no potash. The name is often loosely applied to mixtures of zaffer proper with silica, or oxides of iron, manganese, etc.
Zaimet (n.) A district from which a Zaim draws his revenue.
Zamang (n.) An immense leguminous tree (Pithecolobium Saman) of Venezuela. Its branches form a hemispherical mass, often one hundred and eighty feet across. The sweet pulpy pods are used commonly for feeding cattle. Also called rain tree.
Zambos (pl. ) of Zambo
Zamite (n.) A fossil cycad of the genus Zamia.
Zander (n.) A European pike perch (Stizostedion lucioperca) allied to the wall-eye; -- called also sandari, sander, sannat, schill, and zant.
Zanies (pl. ) of Zany
Zareba (n.) An improvised stockade; especially, one made of thorn bushes, etc.
Zarthe (n.) A European bream (Abramis vimba).
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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".