6 letter words whose second letter is I
Ablins (adv.) Perhaps; possibly.
Aiding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Aid
Aidant (a.) Helping; helpful; supplying aid.
Aidful (a.) Helpful.
Aiglet (n.) Same as Aglet.
Aigret (n.) Alt. of Aigrette
Ailing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ail
Aiming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Aim
Airing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Air
Airily (adv.) In an airy manner; lightly; gaily; jauntily; flippantly.
Airing (n.) A walk or a ride in the open air; a short excursion for health's sake.
Airing (n.) An exposure to air, or to a fire, for warming, drying, etc.; as, the airing of
Aisled (a.) Furnished with an aisle or aisles.
Biacid (a.) Having two hydrogen atoms which can be replaced by negative atoms or radicals to form salts; -- said of bases. See Diacid.
Biases (pl. ) of Bias
Biased (imp. & p. p.) of Bias
Biaxal (a.) Alt. of Biaxial
Bibber (n.) One given to drinking alcoholic beverages too freely; a tippler; -- chiefly used in composition; as, winebibber.
Bibler (v. t.) A great drinker; a tippler.
Biceps (n.) A muscle having two heads or origins; -- applied particularly to a flexor in the arm, and to another in the thigh.
Bichir (n.) A remarkable ganoid fish (Polypterus bichir) found in the Nile and other African rivers. See Brachioganoidei.
Bicker (n.) A small wooden vessel made of staves and hoops, like a tub.
Bicker (v. i.) To skirmish; to exchange blows; to fight.
Bicker (v. i.) To contend in petulant altercation; to wrangle.
Bicker (v. i.) To move quickly and unsteadily, or with a pattering noise; to quiver; to be tremulous, like flame.
Bicker (n.) A skirmish; an encounter.
Bicker (n.) A fight with stones between two parties of boys.
Bicker (n.) A wrangle; also, a noise,, as in angry contention.
Bicorn (a.) Alt. of Bicornous
Bidden (p. p.) of Bid
Bidale (n.) An invitation of friends to drink ale at some poor man's house, and there to contribute in charity for his relief.
Bidden () p. p. of Bid.
Bidder (n.) One who bids or offers a price.
Biding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bide
Bident (n.) An instrument or weapon with two prongs.
Biding (n.) Residence; habitation.
Biffin (n.) A sort of apple peculiar to Norfolk, Eng.
Biffin (n.) A baked apple pressed down into a flat, round cake; a dried apple.
Bifold (a.) Twofold; double; of two kinds, degrees, etc.
Biform (a.) Having two forms, bodies, or shapes.
Biforn (prep. & adv.) Before.
Bigamy (n.) The offense of marrying one person when already legally married to another.
Bigeye (n.) A fish of the genus Priacanthus, remarkable for the large size of the eye.
Biggen (v. t. & i.) To make or become big; to enlarge.
Bigger (a.) compar. of Big.
Biggin (n.) A child's cap; a hood, or something worn on the head.
Biggin (n.) A coffeepot with a strainer or perforated metallic vessel for holding the ground coffee, through which boiling water is poured; -- so called from Mr. Biggin, the inventor.
Biggin (v. t.) Alt. of Bigging
Biggon (n.) Alt. of Biggonnet
Bigwig (a.) A person of consequence; as, the bigwigs of society.
Bijoux (pl. ) of Bijou
Bilalo (n.) A two-masted passenger boat or small vessel, used in the bay of Manila.
Biland (n.) A byland.
Bilged (imp. & p. p.) of Bilge
Bilked (imp. & p. p.) of Bilk
Billed (imp. & p. p.) of Bill
Billed (a.) Furnished with, or having, a bill, as a bird; -- used in composition; as, broad-billed.
Billet (n.) A small paper; a note; a short letter.
Billet (n.) A ticket from a public officer directing soldiers at what house to lodge; as, a billet of residence.
Billet (v. t.) To direct, by a ticket or note, where to lodge. Hence: To quarter, or place in lodgings, as soldiers in private houses.
Billet (n.) A small stick of wood, as for firewood.
Billet (n.) A short bar of metal, as of gold or iron.
Billet (n.) An ornament in Norman work, resembling a billet of wood either square or round.
Billet (n.) A strap which enters a buckle.
Billet (n.) A loop which receives the end of a buckled strap.
Billet (n.) A bearing in the form of an oblong rectangle.
Billon (n.) An alloy of gold and silver with a large proportion of copper or other base metal, used in coinage.
Billot (n.) Bullion in the bar or mass.
Billow (n.) A great wave or surge of the sea or other water, caused usually by violent wind.
Billow (n.) A great wave or flood of anything.
Billow (v. i.) To surge; to rise and roll in waves or surges; to undulate.
Bimana (n. pl.) Animals having two hands; -- a term applied by Cuvier to man as a special order of Mammalia.
Binned (imp. & p. p.) of Bin
Binary (a.) Compounded or consisting of two things or parts; characterized by two (things).
Binary (n.) That which is constituted of two figures, things, or parts; two; duality.
Binate (a.) Double; growing in pairs or couples.
Binder (n.) One who binds; as, a binder of sheaves; one whose trade is to bind; as, a binder of books.
Binder (n.) Anything that binds, as a fillet, cord, rope, or band; a bandage; -- esp. the principal piece of timber intended to bind together any building.
Binous (a.) Same as Binate.
Biogen (n.) Bioplasm.
Biotic (a.) Relating to life; as, the biotic principle.
Bipont (a.) Alt. of Bipontine
Birder (n.) A birdcatcher.
Birdie (n.) A pretty or dear little bird; -- a pet name.
Bireme (n.) An ancient galley or vessel with two banks or tiers of oars.
Birken (v. t.) To whip with a birch or rod.
Birken (a.) Birchen; as, birken groves.
Birkie (n.) A lively or mettlesome fellow.
Birlaw (n.) A law made by husbandmen respecting rural affairs; a rustic or local law or by-law.
Birred (imp. & p. p.) of Birr
Birrus (n.) A coarse kind of thick woolen cloth, worn by the poor in the Middle Ages; also, a woolen cap or hood worn over the shoulders or over the head.
Bisect (v. t.) To cut or divide into two parts.
Bisect (v. t.) To divide into two equal parts.
Biseye () p. p. of Besee.
Bishop (n.) A spiritual overseer, superintendent, or director.
Bishop (n.) In the Roman Catholic, Greek, and Anglican or Protestant Episcopal churches, one ordained to the highest order of the ministry, superior to the priesthood, and generally claiming to be a successor of the Apostles. The bishop is usually the spiritual head or ruler of a diocese, bishopric, or see.
Bishop (n.) In the Methodist Episcopal and some other churches, one of the highest church officers or superintendents.
Bishop (n.) A piece used in the game of chess, bearing a representation of a bishop's miter; -- formerly called archer.
Bishop (n.) A beverage, being a mixture of wine, oranges or lemons, and sugar.
Bishop (n.) An old name for a woman's bustle.
Bishop (v. t.) To admit into the church by confirmation; to confirm; hence, to receive formally to favor.
Bishop (v. t.) To make seem younger, by operating on the teeth; as, to bishop an old horse or his teeth.
Bismer (n.) Shame; abuse.
Bismer (n.) A rule steelyard.
Bismer (n.) The fifteen-spined (Gasterosteus spinachia).
Bisque (n.) Unglazed white porcelain.
Bisque (n.) A point taken by the receiver of odds in the game of tennis; also, an extra innings allowed to a weaker player in croquet.
Bisque (n.) A white soup made of crayfish.
Bisson (a.) Purblind; blinding.
Bister (n.) Alt. of Bistre
Bistre (n.) A dark brown pigment extracted from the soot of wood.
Bistre (n.) See Bister.
Bitted (imp. & p. p.) of Bit
Bitake (v. t.) To commend; to commit.
Bitten (p. p.) of Bite
Biting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bite
Biting (a.) That bites; sharp; cutting; sarcastic; caustic.
Bitten () p. p. of Bite.
Bitten (a.) Terminating abruptly, as if bitten off; premorse.
Bitter (n.) AA turn of the cable which is round the bitts.
Bitter (v. t.) Having a peculiar, acrid, biting taste, like that of wormwood or an infusion of hops; as, a bitter medicine; bitter as aloes.
Bitter (v. t.) Causing pain or smart; piercing; painful; sharp; severe; as, a bitter cold day.
Bitter (v. t.) Causing, or fitted to cause, pain or distress to the mind; calamitous; poignant.
Bitter (v. t.) Characterized by sharpness, severity, or cruelty; harsh; stern; virulent; as, bitter reproach.
Bitter (v. t.) Mournful; sad; distressing; painful; pitiable.
Bitter (n.) Any substance that is bitter. See Bitters.
Bitter (v. t.) To make bitter.
Bitume (n.) Bitumen.
Biuret (n.) A white, crystal
Bivial (a.) Of or relating to the bivium.
Bivium (n.) One side of an echinoderm, including a pair of ambulacra, in distinction from the opposite side (trivium), which includes three ambulacra.
Cicada (n.) Any species of the genus Cicada. They are large hemipterous insects, with nearly transparent wings. The male makes a shrill sound by peculiar organs in the under side of the abdomen, consisting of a pair of stretched membranes, acted upon by powerful muscles. A noted American species (C. septendecim) is called the seventeen year locust. Another common species is the dogday cicada.
Cicala (n.) A cicada. See Cicada.
Cicely (n.) Any one of several umbelliferous plants, of the genera Myrrhis, Osmorrhiza, etc.
Cicero (n.) Pica type; -- so called by French printers.
Cicuta (n.) a genus of poisonous umbelliferous plants, of which the water hemlock or cowbane is best known.
Cierge (n.) A wax candle used in religous rites.
Cilice (n.) A kind of haircloth undergarment.
Cilium (n.) See Cilia.
Cimbal (n.) A kind of confectionery or cake.
Cimbia (n.) A fillet or band placed around the shaft of a column as if to strengthen it.
Cimiss (n.) The bedbug.
Cinder (n.) Partly burned or vitrified coal, or other combustible, in which fire is extinct.
Cinder (n.) A hot coal without flame; an ember.
Cinder (n.) A scale thrown off in forging metal.
Cinder (n.) The slag of a furnace, or scoriaceous lava from a volcano.
Cingle (n.) A girth.
Cinque (n.) Five; the number five in dice or cards.
Cinter (n.) See Center.
Cinura (n. pl.) The group of Thysanura which includes Lepisma and allied forms; the bristletails. See Bristletail, and Lepisma.
Cipher (n.) A character  which, standing by itself, expresses nothing, but when placed at the right hand of a whole number, increases its value tenfold.
Cipher (n.) One who, or that which, has no weight or influence.
Cipher (n.) A character in general, as a figure or letter.
Cipher (n.) A combination or interweaving of letters, as the initials of a name; a device; a monogram; as, a painter's cipher, an engraver's cipher, etc. The cut represents the initials N. W.
Cipher (n.) A private alphabet, system of characters, or other mode of writing, contrived for the safe transmission of secrets; also, a writing in such characters.
Cipher (a.) Of the nature of a cipher; of no weight or influence.
Cipher (v. i.) To use figures in a mathematical process; to do sums in arithmetic.
Cipher (v. t.) To write in occult characters.
Cipher (v. t.) To get by ciphering; as, to cipher out the answer.
Cipher (v. t.) To decipher.
Cipher (v. t.) To designate by characters.
Cippus (n.) A small, low pillar, square or round, commonly having an inscription, used by the ancients for various purposes, as for indicating the distances of places, for a landmark, for sepulchral inscriptions, etc.
Circar (n.) A district, or part of a province. See Sircar.
Circle (n.) A plane figure, bounded by a single curve
Circle (n.) The
Circle (n.) An instrument of observation, the graduated limb of which consists of an entire circle.
Circle (n.) A round body; a sphere; an orb.
Circle (n.) Compass; circuit; inclosure.
Circle (n.) A company assembled, or conceived to assemble, about a central point of interest, or bound by a common tie; a class or division of society; a coterie; a set.
Circle (n.) A circular group of persons; a ring.
Circle (n.) A series ending where it begins, and repeating itself.
Circle (n.) A form of argument in which two or more unproved statements are used to prove each other; inconclusive reasoning.
Circle (n.) Indirect form of words; circumlocution.
Circle (n.) A territorial division or district.
Circle (n.) To move around; to revolve around.
Circle (n.) To encompass, as by a circle; to surround; to inclose; to encircle.
Circle (v. i.) To move circularly; to form a circle; to circulate.
Circus (n.) A level oblong space surrounded on three sides by seats of wood, earth, or stone, rising in tiers one above another, and divided lengthwise through the middle by a barrier around which the track or course was laid out. It was used for chariot races, games, and public shows.
Circus (n.) A circular inclosure for the exhibition of feats of horsemanship, acrobatic displays, etc. Also, the company of performers, with their equipage.
Circus (n.) Circuit; space; inclosure.
Cirque (n.) A circle; a circus; a circular erection or arrangement of objects.
Cirque (n.) A kind of circular valley in the side of a mountain, walled around by precipices of great height.
Cirrus (n.) A tendril or clasper.
Cirrus (n.) A soft tactile appendage of the mantle of many Mollusca, and of the parapodia of Annelida. Those near the head of annelids are Tentacular cirri; those of the last segment are caudal cirri.
Cirrus (n.) The jointed, leglike organs of Cirripedia. See Annelida, and Polychaeta.
Cirrus (n.) The external male organ of trematodes and some other worms, and of certain Mollusca.
Cirrus (n.) See under Cloud.
Cisted (a.) Inclosed in a cyst. See Cysted.
Cistic (a.) See Cystic.
Citing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cite
Citess (n.) A city woman
Citied (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, a city.
Citied (a.) Containing, or covered with, cities.
Citole (n.) A musical instrument; a kind of dulcimer.
Citric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, the citron or lemon; as, citric acid.
Citron (n.) A fruit resembling a lemon, but larger, and pleasantly aromatic. The thick rind, when candied, is the citron of commerce.
Citron (n.) A citron tree.
Citron (n.) A citron melon.
Citrus (n.) A genus of trees including the orange, lemon, citron, etc., originally natives of southern Asia.
Cities (pl. ) of City
Civics (n.) The science of civil government.
Civily (adv.) In a civil manner; as regards civil rights and privileges; politely; courteously; in a well bred manner.
Civism (n.) State of citizenship.
Cizars (n. pl.) Scissors.
Diacid (a.) Divalent; -- said of a base or radical as capable of saturating two acid monad radicals or a dibasic acid. Cf. Dibasic, a., and Biacid.
Diadem (n.) Originally, an ornamental head band or fillet, worn by Eastern monarchs as a badge of royalty; hence (later), also, a crown, in general.
Diadem (n.) Regal power; sovereignty; empire; -- considered as symbolized by the crown.
Diadem (n.) An arch rising from the rim of a crown (rarely also of a coronet), and uniting with others over its center.
Diadem (v. t.) To adorn with a diadem; to crown.
Dialed (imp. & p. p.) of Dial
Diaper (n.) Any textile fabric (esp.
Diaper (n.) Surface decoration of any sort which consists of the constant repetition of one or more simple figures or units of design evenly spaced.
Diaper (n.) A towel or napkin for wiping the hands, etc.
Diaper (n.) An infant's breechcloth.
Diaper (v. t.) To ornament with figures, etc., arranged in the pattern called diaper, as cloth in weaving.
Diaper (v. t.) To put a diaper on (a child).
Diaper (v. i.) To draw flowers or figures, as upon cloth.
Diatom (n.) One of the Diatomaceae, a family of minute unicellular Algae having a siliceous covering of great delicacy, each individual multiplying by spontaneous division. By some authors diatoms are called Bacillariae, but this word is not in general use.
Diatom (n.) A particle or atom endowed with the vital principle.
Diazo- () A combining form (also used adjectively), meaning pertaining to, or derived from, a series of compounds containing a radical of two nitrogen atoms, united usually to an aromatic radical; as, diazo-benzene, C6H5.N2.OH.
Dibber (n.) A dibble.
Dibble (v. i.) A pointed implement used to make holes in the ground in which no set out plants or to plant seeds.
Dibble (v. i.) To dib or dip frequently, as in angling.
Dibble (v. t.) To plant with a dibble; to make holes in (soil) with a dibble, for planting.
Dibble (v. t.) To make holes or indentations in, as if with a dibble.
Dicast (n.) A functionary in ancient Athens answering nearly to the modern juryman.
Dicing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dice
Dicing (n.) An ornamenting in squares or cubes.
Dicing (n.) Gambling with dice.
Dicker (n.) The number or quantity of ten, particularly ten hides or skins; a dakir; as, a dicker of gloves.
Dicker (n.) A chaffering, barter, or exchange, of small wares; as, to make a dicker.
Dicker (v. i. & t.) To negotiate a dicker; to barter.
Dickey (n.) Alt. of Dicky
Dictum (n.) An authoritative statement; a dogmatic saying; an apothegm.
Dictum (n.) A judicial opinion expressed by judges on points that do not necessarily arise in the case, and are not involved in it.
Dictum (n.) The report of a judgment made by one of the judges who has given it.
Dictum (n.) An arbitrament or award.
Diddle (v. i.) To totter, as a child in walking.
Diddle (v. t.) To cheat or overreach.
Didine (a.) Like or pertaining to the genus Didus, or the dodo.
Dieses (pl. ) of Diesis
Diesis (n.) A small interval, less than any in actual practice, but used in the mathematical calculation of intervals.
Diesis (n.) The mark /; -- called also double dagger.
Dieted (imp. & p. p.) of Diet
Dieter (n.) One who diets; one who prescribes, or who partakes of, food, according to hygienic rules.
Dietic (a.) Dietetic.
Differ (v. i.) To be or stand apart; to disagree; to be unlike; to be distinguished; -- with from.
Differ (v. i.) To be of unlike or opposite opinion; to disagree in sentiment; -- often with from or with.
Differ (v. i.) To have a difference, cause of variance, or quarrel; to dispute; to contend.
Differ (v. t.) To cause to be different or unlike; to set at variance.
Digged () of Dig
Digamy (n.) Act, or state, of being twice married; deuterogamy.
Digest (v. t.) To distribute or arrange methodically; to work over and classify; to reduce to portions for ready use or application; as, to digest the laws, etc.
Digest (v. t.) To separate (the food) in its passage through the alimentary canal into the nutritive and nonnutritive elements; to prepare, by the action of the digestive juices, for conversion into blood; to convert into chyme.
Digest (v. t.) To think over and arrange methodically in the mind; to reduce to a plan or method; to receive in the mind and consider carefully; to get an understanding of; to comprehend.
Digest (v. t.) To appropriate for strengthening and comfort.
Digest (v. t.) Hence: To bear comfortably or patiently; to be reconciled to; to brook.
Digest (v. t.) To soften by heat and moisture; to expose to a gentle heat in a boiler or matrass, as a preparation for chemical operations.
Digest (v. t.) To dispose to suppurate, or generate healthy pus, as an ulcer or wound.
Digest (v. t.) To ripen; to mature.
Digest (v. t.) To quiet or abate, as anger or grief.
Digest (v. i.) To undergo digestion; as, food digests well or ill.
Digest (v. i.) To suppurate; to generate pus, as an ulcer.
Digest (v. t.) That which is digested; especially, that which is worked over, classified, and arranged under proper heads or titles
Digest (v. t.) A compilation of statutes or decisions analytically arranged. The term is applied in a general sense to the Pandects of Justinian (see Pandect), but is also specially given by authors to compilations of laws on particular topics; a summary of laws; as, Comyn's Digest; the United States Digest.
Digger (n.) One who, or that which, digs.
Digram (n.) A digraph.
Diiamb (n.) A diiambus.
Diking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dike
Dilate (v. t.) To expand; to distend; to enlarge or extend in all directions; to swell; -- opposed to contract; as, the air dilates the lungs; air is dilated by increase of heat.
Dilate (v. t.) To enlarge upon; to relate at large; to tell copiously or diffusely.
Dilate (v. i.) To grow wide; to expand; to swell or extend in all directions.
Dilate (v. i.) To speak largely and copiously; to dwell in narration; to enlarge; -- with on or upon.
Dilate (a.) Extensive; expanded.
Dilogy (n.) An ambiguous speech; a figure in which a word is used an equivocal sense.
Dilute (v. t.) To make thinner or more liquid by admixture with something; to thin and dissolve by mixing.
Dilute (v. t.) To diminish the strength, flavor, color, etc., of, by mixing; to reduce, especially by the addition of water; to temper; to attenuate; to weaken.
Dilute (v. i.) To become attenuated, thin, or weak; as, it dilutes easily.
Dilute (a.) Diluted; thin; weak.
Dimmed (imp. & p. p.) of Dim
Dimble (n.) A bower; a dingle.
Dimera (n. pl.) A division of Coleoptera, having two joints to the tarsi.
Dimera (n. pl.) A division of the Hemiptera, including the aphids.
Dimish (a.) See Dimmish.
Dimity (n.) A cotton fabric employed for hangings and furniture coverings, and formerly used for women's under-garments. It is of many patterns, both plain and twilled, and occasionally is printed in colors.
Dimple (n.) A slight natural depression or indentation on the surface of some part of the body, esp. on the cheek or chin.
Dimple (n.) A slight indentation on any surface.
Dimple (v. i.) To form dimples; to sink into depressions or little inequalities.
Dimple (v. t.) To mark with dimples or dimplelike depressions.
Dimply (a.) Full of dimples, or small depressions; dimpled; as, the dimply pool.
Dinned (imp. & p. p.) of Din
Dining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dine
Dinged (imp. & p. p.) of Ding
Dingey (n.) Alt. of Dinghy
Dinghy (n.) A kind of boat used in the East Indies.
Dinghy (n.) A ship's smallest boat.
Dingle (n.) A narrow dale; a small dell; a small, secluded, and embowered valley.
Dining (n. & a.) from Dine, a.
Dinner (n.) The principal meal of the day, eaten by most people about midday, but by many (especially in cities) at a later hour.
Dinner (n.) An entertainment; a feast.
Dinted (imp. & p. p.) of Dint
Diodon (n.) A genus of spinose, plectognath fishes, having the teeth of each jaw united into a single beaklike plate. They are able to inflate the body by taking in air or water, and, hence, are called globefishes, swellfishes, etc. Called also porcupine fishes, and sea hedgehogs.
Diodon (n.) A genus of whales.
Dipped (imp. & p. p.) of Dip
Diploe (n.) The soft, spongy, or cancellated substance between the plates of the skull.
Dipnoi (n. pl.) A group of ganoid fishes, including the living genera Ceratodus and Lepidosiren, which present the closest approximation to the Amphibia. The air bladder acts as a lung, and the nostrils open inside the mouth. See Ceratodus, and Illustration in Appendix.
Dipody (n.) Two metrical feet taken together, or included in one measure.
Dipper (n.) One who, or that which, dips; especially, a vessel used to dip water or other liquid; a ladle.
Dipper (n.) A small grebe; the dabchick.
Dipper (n.) The buffel duck.
Dipper (n.) The water ouzel (Cinolus aquaticus) of Europe.
Dipper (n.) The American dipper or ouzel (Cinclus Mexicanus).
Dipsas (n.) A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
Dipsas (n.) A genus of harmless colubrine snakes.
Dipyre (n.) A mineral of the scapolite group; -- so called from the double effect of fire upon it, in fusing it, and rendering it phosphorescent.
Direct (a.) Straight; not crooked, oblique, or circuitous; leading by the short or shortest way to a point or end; as, a direct
Direct (a.) Straightforward; not of crooked ways, or swerving from truth and openness; sincere; outspoken.
Direct (a.) Immediate; express; plain; unambiguous.
Direct (a.) In the
Direct (a.) In the direction of the general planetary motion, or from west to east; in the order of the signs; not retrograde; -- said of the motion of a celestial body.
Direct (v. t.) To arrange in a direct or straight
Direct (v. t.) To point out or show to (any one), as the direct or right course or way; to guide, as by pointing out the way; as, he directed me to the left-hand road.
Direct (v. t.) To determine the direction or course of; to cause to go on in a particular manner; to order in the way to a certain end; to regulate; to govern; as, to direct the affairs of a nation or the movements of an army.
Direct (v. t.) To point out to with authority; to instruct as a superior; to order; as, he directed them to go.
Direct (v. t.) To put a direction or address upon; to mark with the name and residence of the person to whom anything is sent; to superscribe; as, to direct a letter.
Direct (v. i.) To give direction; to point out a course; to act as guide.
Direct (n.) A character, thus [/], placed at the end of a staff on the
Direly (adv.) In a dire manner.
Dirige (n.) A service for the dead, in the Roman Catholic Church, being the first antiphon of Matins for the dead, of which Dirige is the first word; a dirge.
Dirked (imp. & p. p.) of Dirk
Disard (n.) See Dizzard.
Disarm (v. t.) To deprive of arms; to take away the weapons of; to deprive of the means of attack or defense; to render defenseless.
Disarm (v. t.) To deprive of the means or the disposition to harm; to render harmless or innocuous; as, to disarm a man's wrath.
Disbar (v. t.) To expel from the bar, or the legal profession; to deprive (an attorney, barrister, or counselor) of his status and privileges as such.
Disbud (v.) To deprive of buds or shoots, as for training, or economizing the vital strength of a tree.
Discal (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a disk; as, discal cells.
Discus (n.) A quoit; a circular plate of some heavy material intended to be pitched or hurled as a trial of strength and skill.
Discus (n.) The exercise with the discus.
Discus (n.) A disk. See Disk.
Disert (a.) Eloquent.
Dished (imp. & p. p.) of Dish
Dismal (a.) Fatal; ill-omened; unlucky.
Dismal (a.) Gloomy to the eye or ear; sorrowful and depressing to the feelings; foreboding; cheerless; dull; dreary; as, a dismal outlook; dismal stories; a dismal place.
Disman (v. t.) To unman.
Dismaw (v. t.) To eject from the maw; to disgorge.
Dismay (v. i.) To disable with alarm or apprehensions; to depress the spirits or courage of; to deprive or firmness and energy through fear; to daunt; to appall; to terrify.
Dismay (v. i.) To render lifeless; to subdue; to disquiet.
Dismay (v. i.) To take dismay or fright; to be filled with dismay.
Dismay (v. t.) Loss of courage and firmness through fear; overwhelming and disabling terror; a sinking of the spirits; consternation.
Dismay (v. t.) Condition fitted to dismay; ruin.
Disorb (v. t.) To throw out of the proper orbit; to unsphere.
Disord (n.) Disorder.
Disown (v. t.) To refuse to own or acknowledge as belonging to one's self; to disavow or deny, as connected with one's self personally; as, a parent can hardly disown his child; an author will sometimes disown his writings.
Disown (v. t.) To refuse to acknowledge or allow; to deny.
Dispel (v. t.) To drive away by scattering, or so to cause to vanish; to clear away; to banish; to dissipate; as, to dispel a cloud, vapors, cares, doubts, illusions.
Disple (v. t.) To discip
Disray (variant) of Disarray.
Distad (adv.) Toward a distal part; on the distal side of; distally.
Distal (a.) Remote from the point of attachment or origin; as, the distal end of a bone or muscle
Distal (a.) Pertaining to that which is distal; as, the distal tuberosities of a bone.
Dister (v. t.) To banish or drive from a country.
Distil (v. t. & i.) See Distill.
Disuse (v. t.) To cease to use; to discontinue the practice of.
Disuse (v. t.) To disaccustom; -- with to or from; as, disused to toil.
Disuse (n.) Cessation of use, practice, or exercise; inusitation; desuetude; as, the limbs lose their strength by disuse.
Dition (n.) Dominion; rule.
Ditone (n.) The Greek major third, which comprehend two major tones (the modern major third contains one major and one minor whole tone).
Dittos (pl. ) of Ditto
Diurna (n. pl.) A division of Lepidoptera, including the butterflies; -- so called because they fly only in the daytime.
Divast (a.) Devastated; laid waste.
Diving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dive
Diverb (n.) A saying in which two members of the sentence are contrasted; an antithetical proverb.
Divers (a.) Different in kind or species; diverse.
Divers (a.) Several; sundry; various; more than one, but not a great number; as, divers philosophers. Also used substantively or pronominally.
Divert (v. t.) To turn aside; to turn off from any course or intended application; to deflect; as, to divert a river from its channel; to divert commerce from its usual course.
Divert (v. t.) To turn away from any occupation, business, or study; to cause to have lively and agreeable sensations; to amuse; to entertain; as, children are diverted with sports; men are diverted with works of wit and humor.
Divert (v. i.) To turn aside; to digress.
Divest (v. t.) To unclothe; to strip, as of clothes, arms, or equipage; -- opposed to invest.
Divest (v. t.) Fig.: To strip; to deprive; to dispossess; as, to divest one of his rights or privileges; to divest one's self of prejudices, passions, etc.
Divest (v. t.) See Devest.
Divide (v. t.) To part asunder (a whole); to sever into two or more parts or pieces; to sunder; to separate into parts.
Divide (v. t.) To cause to be separate; to keep apart by a partition, or by an imaginary
Divide (v. t.) To make partition of among a number; to apportion, as profits of stock among proprietors; to give in shares; to distribute; to mete out; to share.
Divide (v. t.) To disunite in opinion or interest; to make discordant or hostile; to set at variance.
Divide (v. t.) To separate into two parts, in order to ascertain the votes for and against a measure; as, to divide a legislative house upon a question.
Divide (v. t.) To subject to arithmetical division.
Divide (v. t.) To separate into species; -- said of a genus or generic term.
Divide (v. t.) To mark divisions on; to graduate; as, to divide a sextant.
Divide (v. t.) To play or sing in a florid style, or with variations.
Divide (v. i.) To be separated; to part; to open; to go asunder.
Divide (v. i.) To cause separation; to disunite.
Divide (v. i.) To break friendship; to fall out.
Divide (v. i.) To have a share; to partake.
Divide (v. i.) To vote, as in the British Parliament, by the members separating themselves into two parties (as on opposite sides of the hall or in opposite lobbies), that is, the ayes dividing from the noes.
Divide (n.) A dividing ridge of land between the tributaries of two streams; a watershed.
Divine (a.) Of or belonging to God; as, divine perfections; the divine will.
Divine (a.) Proceeding from God; as, divine judgments.
Divine (a.) Appropriated to God, or celebrating his praise; religious; pious; holy; as, divine service; divine songs; divine worship.
Divine (a.) Pertaining to, or proceeding from, a deity; partaking of the nature of a god or the gods.
Divine (a.) Godlike; heavenly; excellent in the highest degree; supremely admirable; apparently above what is human. In this application, the word admits of comparison; as, the divinest mind. Sir J. Davies.
Divine (a.) Presageful; foreboding; prescient.
Divine (a.) Relating to divinity or theology.
Divine (a.) One skilled in divinity; a theologian.
Divine (a.) A minister of the gospel; a priest; a clergyman.
Divine (v. t.) To foresee or foreknow; to detect; to anticipate; to conjecture.
Divine (v. t.) To foretell; to predict; to presage.
Divine (v. t.) To render divine; to deify.
Divine (v. i.) To use or practice divination; to foretell by divination; to utter prognostications.
Divine (v. i.) To have or feel a presage or foreboding.
Divine (v. i.) To conjecture or guess; as, to divine rightly.
Diving (a.) That dives or is used or diving.
Eighth (a.) Next in order after the seventh.
Eighth (a.) Consisting of one of eight equal divisions of a thing.
Eighth (n.) The quotient of a unit divided by eight; one of eight equal parts; an eighth part.
Eighth (n.) The interval of an octave.
Eighty (a.) Eight times ten; fourscore.
Eighty (n.) The sum of eight times ten; eighty units or objects.
Eighty (n.) A symbol representing eighty units, or ten eight times repeated, as 80 or lxxx.
Eiking (n.) See Eking.
Either (a. & pron.) One of two; the one or the other; -- properly used of two things, but sometimes of a larger number, for any one.
Either (a. & pron.) Each of two; the one and the other; both; -- formerly, also, each of any number.
Either (conj. Either) precedes two, or more, coordinate words or phrases, and is introductory to an alternative. It is correlative to or.
Fiacre (n.) A kind of French hackney coach.
Fiance (v. t.) To betroth; to affiance.
Fiance (n.) A betrothed man.
Fiants (n.) The dung of the fox, wolf, boar, or badger.
Fiasco (n.) A complete or ridiculous failure, esp. of a musical performance, or of any pretentious undertaking.
Fiaunt (n.) Commission; fiat; order; decree.
Fibbed (imp. & p. p.) of Fib
Fibber (n.) One who tells fibs.
Fibred (a.) Having fibers; made up of fibers.
Fibril (n.) A small fiber; the branch of a fiber; a very slender thread; a fibrilla.
Fibrin (n.) A white, albuminous, fibrous substance, formed in the coagulation of the blood either by decomposition of fibrinogen, or from the union of fibrinogen and paraglobulin which exist separately in the blood. It is insoluble in water, but is readily digestible in gastric and pancreatic juice.
Fibrin (n.) The white, albuminous mass remaining after washing lean beef or other meat with water until all coloring matter is removed; the fibrous portion of the muscle tissue; flesh fibrin.
Fibrin (n.) An albuminous body, resembling animal fibrin in composition, found in cereal grains and similar seeds; vegetable fibrin.
Fibula (n.) A brooch, clasp, or buckle.
Fibula (n.) The outer and usually the smaller of the two bones of the leg, or hind limb, below the knee.
Fibula (n.) A needle for sewing up wounds.
Fickle (a.) Not fixed or firm; liable to change; unstable; of a changeable mind; not firm in opinion or purpose; inconstant; capricious; as, Fortune's fickle wheel.
Fickly (adv.) In a fickle manner.
Ficoes (pl. ) of Fico
Fictor (n.) An artist who models or forms statues and reliefs in any plastic material.
Fiddle (n.) A stringed instrument of music played with a bow; a violin; a kit.
Fiddle (n.) A kind of dock (Rumex pulcher) with fiddle-shaped leaves; -- called also fiddle dock.
Fiddle (n.) A rack or frame of bars connected by strings, to keep table furniture in place on the cabin table in bad weather.
Fiddle (v. i.) To play on a fiddle.
Fiddle (v. i.) To keep the hands and fingers actively moving as a fiddler does; to move the hands and fingers restlessy or in busy idleness; to trifle.
Fiddle (v. t.) To play (a tune) on a fiddle.
Fidget (v. i.) To move uneasily one way and the other; to move irregularly, or by fits and starts.
Fidget (n.) Uneasiness; restlessness.
Fidget (n.) A general nervous restlessness, manifested by incessant changes of position; dysphoria.
Fieldy (a.) Open, like a field.
Fierce (superl.) Furious; violent; unrestrained; impetuous; as, a fierce wind.
Fierce (superl.) Vehement in anger or cruelty; ready or eager to kill or injure; of a nature to inspire terror; ferocious.
Fierce (superl.) Excessively earnest, eager, or ardent.
fifing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fife
Figaro (n.) An adroit and unscrupulous intriguer.
Figary (n.) A frolic; a vagary; a whim.
Figent (a.) Fidgety; restless.
Figgum (n.) A juggler's trick; conjuring.
Fought (imp. & p. p.) of Fight
Figure (n.) The form of anything; shape; out
Figure (n.) The representation of any form, as by drawing, painting, modeling, carving, embroidering, etc.; especially, a representation of the human body; as, a figure in bronze; a figure cut in marble.
Figure (n.) A pattern in cloth, paper, or other manufactured article; a design wrought out in a fabric; as, the muslin was of a pretty figure.
Figure (n.) A diagram or drawing; made to represent a magnitude or the relation of two or more magnitudes; a surface or space inclosed on all sides; -- called superficial when inclosed by
Figure (n.) The appearance or impression made by the conduct or carrer of a person; as, a sorry figure.
Figure (n.) Distinguished appearance; magnificence; conspicuous representation; splendor; show.
Figure (n.) A character or symbol representing a number; a numeral; a digit; as, 1, 2,3, etc.
Figure (n.) Value, as expressed in numbers; price; as, the goods are estimated or sold at a low figure.
Figure (n.) A person, thing, or action, conceived of as analogous to another person, thing, or action, of which it thus becomes a type or representative.
Figure (n.) A mode of expressing abstract or immaterial ideas by words which suggest pictures or images from the physical world; pictorial language; a trope; hence, any deviation from the plainest form of statement.
Figure (n.) The form of a syllogism with respect to the relative position of the middle term.
Figure (n.) Any one of the several regular steps or movements made by a dancer.
Figure (n.) A horoscope; the diagram of the aspects of the astrological houses.
Figure (n.) Any short succession of notes, either as melody or as a group of chords, which produce a single complete and distinct impression.
Figure (n.) A form of melody or accompaniment kept up through a strain or passage; a musical or motive; a florid embellishment.
Figure (n.) To represent by a figure, as to form or mold; to make an image of, either palpable or ideal; also, to fashion into a determinate form; to shape.
Figure (n.) To embellish with design; to adorn with figures.
Figure (n.) To indicate by numerals; also, to compute.
Figure (n.) To represent by a metaphor; to signify or symbolize.
Figure (n.) To prefigure; to foreshow.
Figure (n.) To write over or under the bass, as figures or other characters, in order to indicate the accompanying chords.
Figure (n.) To embellish.
Figure (v. t.) To make a figure; to be distinguished or conspicious; as, the envoy figured at court.
Figure (v. t.) To calculate; to contrive; to scheme; as, he is figuring to secure the nomination.
Fijian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Fiji islands or their inhabitants.
Fijian (n.) A native of the Fiji islands.
Filing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of File
Filial (a.) Of or pertaining to a son or daughter; becoming to a child in relation to his parents; as, filial obedience.
Filial (a.) Bearing the relation of a child.
Filing (n.) A fragment or particle rubbed off by the act of filing; as, iron filings.
Filled (imp. & p. p.) of Fill
Filler (n.) One who, or that which, fills; something used for filling.
Filler (n.) A thill horse.
Fillet (n.) A little band, especially one intended to encircle the hair of the head.
Fillet (n.) A piece of lean meat without bone; sometimes, a long strip rolled together and tied.
Fillet (n.) A thin strip or ribbon; esp.: (a) A strip of metal from which coins are punched. (b) A strip of card clothing. (c) A thin projecting band or strip.
Fillet (n.) A concave filling in of a reentrant angle where two surfaces meet, forming a rounded corner.
Fillet (n.) A narrow flat member; especially, a flat molding separating other moldings; a reglet; also, the space between two flutings in a shaft. See Illust. of Base, and Column.
Fillet (n.) An ordinary equaling in breadth one fourth of the chief, to the lowest portion of which it corresponds in position.
Fillet (n.) The thread of a screw.
Fillet (n.) A border of broad or narrow
Fillet (n.) The raised molding about the muzzle of a gun.
Fillet (n.) Any scantling smaller than a batten.
Fillet (n.) A fascia; a band of fibers; applied esp. to certain bands of white matter in the brain.
Fillet (n.) The loins of a horse, beginning at the place where the hinder part of the saddle rests.
Fillet (v. t.) To bind, furnish, or adorn with a fillet.
Fillip (v. t.) To strike with the nail of the finger, first placed against the ball of the thumb, and forced from that position with a sudden spring; to snap with the finger.
Fillip (v. t.) To snap; to project quickly.
Fillip (n.) A jerk of the finger forced suddenly from the thumb; a smart blow.
Fillip (n.) Something serving to rouse or excite.
Filose (a.) Terminating in a threadlike process.
Filter (n.) Any porous substance, as cloth, paper, sand, or charcoal, through which water or other liquid may passed to cleanse it from the solid or impure matter held in suspension; a chamber or device containing such substance; a strainer; also, a similar device for purifying air.
Filter (n.) To purify or defecate, as water or other liquid, by causing it to pass through a filter.
Filter (v. i.) To pass through a filter; to percolate.
Filter (n.) Same as Philter.
Filthy (superl.) Defiled with filth, whether material or moral; nasty; dirty; polluted; foul; impure; obscene.
Finble () Alt. of Fimble hemp
Finned (imp. & p. p.) of Fin
Finale (n.) Close; termination
Finale (n.) The last movement of a symphony, sonata, concerto, or any instrumental composition.
Finale (n.) The last composition performed in any act of an opera.
Finale (n.) The closing part, piece, or scene in any public performance or exhibition.
Finary (n.) See Finery.
Fishes (pl. ) of Finch
Finder (n.) One who, or that which, finds; specifically (Astron.), a small telescope of low power and large field of view, attached to a larger telescope, for the purpose of finding an object more readily.
Fining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fine
Fineer (v. i.) To run in dept by getting goods made up in a way unsuitable for the use of others, and then threatening not to take them except on credit.
Fineer (v. t.) To veneer.
Finely (adv.) In a fine or finished manner.
Finery (n.) Fineness; beauty.
Finery (n.) Ornament; decoration; especially, excecially decoration; showy clothes; jewels.
Finery (n.) A charcoal hearth or furnace for the conversion of cast iron into wrought iron, or into iron suitable for puddling.
Finger (n.) One of the five terminating members of the hand; a digit; esp., one of the four extermities of the hand, other than the thumb.
Finger (n.) Anything that does work of a finger; as, the pointer of a clock, watch, or other registering machine; especially (Mech.) a small projecting rod, wire, or piece, which is brought into contact with an object to effect, direct, or restrain a motion.
Finger (n.) The breadth of a finger, or the fourth part of the hand; a measure of nearly an inch; also, the length of finger, a measure in domestic use in the United States, of about four and a half inches or one eighth of a yard.
Finger (n.) Skill in the use of the fingers, as in playing upon a musical instrument.
Finger (v. t.) To touch with the fingers; to handle; to meddle with.
Finger (v. t.) To touch lightly; to toy with.
Finger (v. t.) To perform on an instrument of music.
Finger (v. t.) To mark the notes of (a piece of music) so as to guide the fingers in playing.
Finger (v. t.) To take thievishly; to pilfer; to purloin.
Finger (v. t.) To execute, as any delicate work.
Finger (v. i.) To use the fingers in playing on an instrument.
Finial (n.) The knot or bunch of foliage, or foliated ornament, that forms the upper extremity of a pinnacle in Gothic architecture; sometimes, the pinnacle itself.
Finify (a.) To make fine; to dress finically.
Fining (n.) The act of imposing a fin/.
Fining (n.) The process of fining or refining; clarification; also (Metal.), the conversion of cast iron into suitable for puddling, in a hearth or charcoal fire.
Fining (n.) That which is used to refine; especially, a preparation of isinglass, gelatin, etc., for clarifying beer.
Finish (v. t.) To arrive at the end of; to bring to an end; to put an end to; to make an end of; to terminate.
Finish (v. t.) To bestow the last required labor upon; to complete; to bestow the utmost possible labor upon; to perfect; to accomplish; to polish.
Finish (v. i.) To come to an end; to terminate.
Finish (v. i.) To end; to die.
Finish (n.) That which finishes, puts an end to/ or perfects.
Finish (n.) The joiner work and other finer work required for the completion of a building, especially of the interior. See Inside finish, and Outside finish.
Finish (n.) The labor required to give final completion to any work; hence, minute detail, careful elaboration, or the like.
Finish (n.) See Finishing coat, under Finishing.
Finish (n.) The result of completed labor, as on the surface of an object; manner or style of finishing; as, a rough, dead, or glossy finish given to cloth, stone, metal, etc.
Finish (n.) Completion; -- opposed to start, or beginning.
Finite (a.) Having a limit; limited in quantity, degree, or capacity; bounded; -- opposed to infinite; as, finite number; finite existence; a finite being; a finite mind; finite duration.
Finlet (n.) A little fin; one of the parts of a divided fin.
Finned (a.) Having a fin, or fins, or anything resembling a fin.
Finner (n.) A finback whale.
Finnic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Finns.
Fiorin (n.) A species of creeping bent grass (Agrostis alba); -- called also fiorin grass.
Fipple (n.) A stopper, as in a wind instrument of music.
Firing (n.) The act of disharging firearms.
Firing (n.) The mode of introducing fuel into the furnace and working it.
Firing (n.) The application of fire, or of a cautery.
Firing (n.) The process of partly vitrifying pottery by exposing it to intense heat in a kiln.
Firing (n.) Fuel; firewood or coal.
Firkin (n.) A varying measure of capacity, usually being the fourth part of a barrel; specifically, a measure equal to nine imperial gallons.
Firkin (n.) A small wooden vessel or cask of indeterminate size, -- used for butter, lard, etc.
Firlot (n.) A dry measure formerly used in Scotland; the fourth part of a boll of grain or meal. The Linlithgow wheat firlot was to the imperial bushel as 998 to 1000; the barley firlot as 1456 to 1000.
Firman (n.) In Turkey and some other Oriental countries, a decree or mandate issued by the sovereign; a royal order or grant; -- generally given for special objects, as to a traveler to insure him protection and assistance.
Firmly (adv.) In a firm manner.
Fiscal (a.) Pertaining to the public treasury or revenue.
Fiscal (n.) The income of a prince or a state; revenue; exhequer.
Fiscal (n.) A treasurer.
Fiscal (n.) A public officer in Scotland who prosecutes in petty criminal cases; -- called also procurator fiscal.
Fiscal (n.) The solicitor in Spain and Portugal; the attorney-general.
Fishes (pl. ) of Fish
Fished (imp. & p. p.) of Fish
Fisher (n.) One who fishes.
Fisher (n.) A carnivorous animal of the Weasel family (Mustela Canadensis); the pekan; the "black cat."
Fisted (imp. & p. p.) of Fist
Fistic (a.) Pertaining to boxing, or to encounters with the fists; puglistic; as, fistic exploits; fistic heroes.
Fitted (imp. & p. p.) of Fit
Fitche (a.) Sharpened to a point; pointed.
Fitchy (a.) Having fitches or vetches.
Fitchy (a.) Fitche.
Fitful (a.) Full of fits; irregularly variable; impulsive and unstable.
Fithel (n.) Alt. of Fithul
Fithul (n.) A fiddle.
Fitter (n.) One who fits or makes to fit;
Fitter (n.) One who tries on, and adjusts, articles of dress.
Fitter (n.) One who fits or adjusts the different parts of machinery to each other.
Fitter (n.) A coal broker who conducts the sales between the owner of a coal pit and the shipper.
Fitter (n.) A little piece; a flitter; a flinder.
Fixing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fix
Fixing (n.) The act or process of making fixed.
Fixing (n.) That which is fixed; a fixture.
Fixing (n.) Arrangements; embellishments; trimmings; accompaniments.
Fixity (n.) Fixedness; as, fixity of tenure; also, that which is fixed.
Fixity (n.) Coherence of parts.
Fixure (n.) Fixed position; stable condition; firmness.
Fizgig (n.) A fishgig.
Fizgig (n.) A firework, made of damp powder, which makes a fizzing or hissing noise when it explodes.
Fizgig (n.) A gadding, flirting girl.
Fizzed (imp. & p. p.) of Fizz
Fizzle (v. i.) To make a hissing sound.
Fizzle (v. i.) To make a ridiculous failure in an undertaking.
Fizzle (n.) A failure or abortive effort.
Giaour (n.) An infidel; -- a term applied by Turks to disbelievers in the Mohammedan religion, especially Christrians.
Gibbed (imp. & p. p.) of Gib
Gibber (n.) A balky horse.
Gibber (v. i.) To speak rapidly and inarticulately.
Gibbet (n.) A kind of gallows; an upright post with an arm projecting from the top, on which, formerly, malefactors were hanged in chains, and their bodies allowed to remain asa warning.
Gibbet (n.) The projecting arm of a crane, from which the load is suspended; the jib.
Gibbet (v. t.) To hang and expose on a gibbet.
Gibbet (v. t.) To expose to infamy; to blacken.
Gibbon (n.) Any arboreal ape of the genus Hylobates, of which many species and varieties inhabit the East Indies and Southern Asia. They are tailless and without cheek pouches, and have very long arms, adapted for climbing.
Gibing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gibe
Giblet (a.) Made of giblets; as, a giblet pie.
Gifted (imp. & p. p.) of Gift
Gigget (n.) Same as Gigot.
Giggle (v. t.) To laugh with short catches of the breath or voice; to laugh in a light, affected, or silly manner; to titter with childish levity.
Giggle (n.) A kind of laugh, with short catches of the voice or breath; a light, silly laugh.
Giggly (a.) Prone to giggling.
Giggot (n.) See Gigot.
Giglot (n.) Alt. of Giglet
Giglet (n.) A wanton; a lascivious or light, giddy girl.
Giglot (a.) Giddi; light; inconstant; wanton.
Giggot (n.) A leg of mutton.
Giggot (n.) A small piece of flesh; a slice.
Gilded (imp. & p. p.) of Gild
Gilden (a.) Gilded.
Gilder (n.) One who gilds; one whose occupation is to overlay with gold.
Gilder (n.) A Dutch coin. See Guilder.
Gilour (n.) A guiler; deceiver.
Giltif (a.) Guilty.
Gimbal (n.) Alt. of Gimbals
Gimlet (n.) A small tool for boring holes. It has a leading screw, a grooved body, and a cross handle.
Gimlet (v. t.) To pierce or make with a gimlet.
Gimlet (v. t.) To turn round (an anchor) by the stock, with a motion like turning a gimlet.
Gimmal (n.) Joined work whose parts move within each other; a pair or series of interlocked rings.
Gimmal (n.) A quaint piece of machinery; a gimmer.
Gommal (a.) Made or consisting of interlocked ring/ or links; as, gimmal mail.
Gimmer (n.) Alt. of Gimmor
Gimmor (n.) A piece of mechanism; mechanical device or contrivance; a gimcrack.
Ginned (imp. & p. p.) of Gin
Gingal (n.) See Jingal.
Ginger (n.) A plant of the genus Zingiber, of the East and West Indies. The species most known is Z. officinale.
Ginger (n.) The hot and spicy rootstock of Zingiber officinale, which is much used in cookery and in medicine.
Gingle (n. & v.) See Jingle.
Ginkgo (n.) A large ornamental tree (Ginkgo biloba) from China and Japan, belonging to the Yew suborder of Coniferae. Its leaves are so like those of some maidenhair ferns, that it is also called the maidenhair tree.
Ginnee (n.) See Jinnee.
Ginnet (n.) See Genet, a horse.
Gipoun (n.) A short cassock.
Gipser (n.) Alt. of Gipsire
Girded () of Gird
Girder (n.) One who girds; a satirist.
Girder (n.) One who, or that which, girds.
Girder (n.) A main beam; a stright, horizontal beam to span an opening or carry weight, such as ends of floor beams, etc.; hence, a framed or built-up member discharging the same office, technically called a compound girder. See Illusts. of Frame, and Doubleframed floor, under Double.
Girdle (n.) A griddle.
Girdle (n.) That which girds, encircles, or incloses; a circumference; a belt; esp., a belt, sash, or article of dress encircling the body usually at the waist; a cestus.
Girdle (n.) The zodiac; also, the equator.
Girdle (n.) The
Girdle (n.) A thin bed or stratum of stone.
Girdle (n.) The clitellus of an earthworm.
Girdle (v. t.) To bind with a belt or sash; to gird.
Girdle (v. t.) To inclose; to environ; to shut in.
Girdle (v. t.) To make a cut or gnaw a groove around (a tree, etc.) through the bark and alburnum, thus killing it.
Girkin (n.) See Gherkin.
Girted (imp. & p. p.) of Girt
Gisarm (n.) A weapon with a scythe-shaped blade, and a separate long sharp point, mounted on a long staff and carried by foot soldiers.
Giusto (a.) In just, correct, or suitable time.
Giving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Give
Giving (n.) The act of bestowing as a gift; a conferring or imparting.
Giving (n.) A gift; a benefaction.
Giving (n.) The act of softening, breaking, or yielding.
Hiatus (pl. ) of Hiatus
Hiatus (n.) An opening; an aperture; a gap; a chasm; esp., a defect in a manuscript, where some part is lost or effaced; a space where something is wanting; a break.
Hiatus (n.) The concurrence of two vowels in two successive words or syllables.
Hickup (n. & v. i.) See Hiccough.
Hidage (n.) A tax formerly paid to the kings of England for every hide of land.
Hidden (p. p. & a.) from Hide. Concealed; put out of view; secret; not known; mysterious.
Hidden (p. p.) of Hide
Hiding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hide
Hiding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hide
Hiding (n.) The act of hiding or concealing, or of withholding from view or knowledge; concealment.
Hiding (n.) A flogging.
Hieron (n.) A consecrated place; esp., a temple.
Higgle (v. i.) To hawk or peddle provisions.
Higgle (v. i.) To chaffer; to stickle for small advantages in buying and selling; to haggle.
Highly (adv.) In a high manner, or to a high degree; very much; as, highly esteemed.
Highth (n.) Variant of Height.
Hijera (n.) Alt. of Hijra
Hilled (imp. & p. p.) of Hill
Hilted (a.) Having a hilt; -- used in composition; as, basket-hilted, cross-hilted.
Himpne (n.) A hymn.
Hinder (a.) Of or belonging to that part or end which is in the rear, or which follows; as, the hinder part of a wagon; the hinder parts of a horse.
Hinder (a.) To keep back or behind; to prevent from starting or moving forward; to check; to retard; to obstruct; to bring to a full stop; -- often followed by from; as, an accident hindered the coach; drought hinders the growth of plants; to hinder me from going.
Hinder (a.) To prevent or embarrass; to debar; to shut out.
Hinder (v. i.) To interpose obstacles or impediments; to be a hindrance.
Hindus (pl. ) of Hindu
Hindoo (n.) Alt. of Hindu
Hinged (imp. & p. p.) of Hinge
Hinged (a.) Furnished with hinges.
Hinted (imp. & p. p.) of Hint
Hipped (imp. & p. p.) of Hip
Hipped (a.) Alt. of Hippish
Hircic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, mutton suet; -- applied by Chevreul to an oily acid which was obtained from mutton suet, and to which he attributed the peculiar taste and smell of that substance. The substance has also been called hircin.
Hircin (n.) Hircic acid. See Hircic.
Hiring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hire
Hirudo (n.) A genus of leeches, including the common medicinal leech. See Leech.
Hispid (a.) Rough with bristles or minute spines.
Hispid (a.) Beset with stiff hairs or bristles.
Hissed (imp. & p. p.) of Hiss
Hither (adv.) To this place; -- used with verbs signifying motion, and implying motion toward the speaker; correlate of hence and thither; as, to come or bring hither.
Hither (adv.) To this point, source, conclusion, design, etc.; -- in a sense not physical.
Hither (a.) Being on the side next or toward the person speaking; nearer; -- correlate of thither and farther; as, on the hither side of a hill.
Hither (a.) Applied to time: On the hither side of, younger than; of fewer years than.
Hitter (n.) One who hits or strikes; as, a hard hitter.
Hiving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hive
Jibber (n.) A horse that jibs.
Jibing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jibe
Jigged (imp. & p. p.) of Jig
Jigger (n.) A species of flea (Sarcopsylla, / Pulex, penetrans), which burrows beneath the skin. See Chigoe.
Jigger (n. & v.) One who, or that which, jigs; specifically, a miner who sorts or cleans ore by the process of jigging; also, the sieve used in jigging.
Jigger (n. & v.) A horizontal table carrying a revolving mold, on which earthen vessels are shaped by rapid motion; a potter's wheel.
Jigger (n. & v.) A templet or tool by which vessels are shaped on a potter's wheel.
Jigger (n. & v.) A light tackle, consisting of a double and single block and the fall, used for various purposes, as to increase the purchase on a topsail sheet in hauling it home; the watch tackle.
Jigger (n. & v.) A small fishing vessel, rigged like a yawl.
Jigger (n. & v.) A supplementary sail. See Dandy, n., 2 (b).
Jigger (n.) A pendulum rolling machine for slicking or graining leather; same as Jack, 4 (i).
Jiggle (v. i.) To wriggle or frisk about; to move awkwardly; to shake up and down.
Jigjog (n.) A jolting motion; a jogging pace.
Jigjog (a.) Having a jolting motion.
Jilted (imp. & p. p.) of Jilt
Jingal (n.) A small portable piece of ordnance, mounted on a swivel.
Jingle (v. i.) To sound with a fine, sharp, rattling, clinking, or tinkling sound; as, sleigh bells jingle.
Jingle (v. i.) To rhyme or sound with a jingling effect.
Jingle (v. t.) To cause to give a sharp metallic sound as a little bell, or as coins shaken together; to tinkle.
Jingle (n.) A rattling, clinking, or tinkling sound, as of little bells or pieces of metal.
Jingle (n.) That which makes a jingling sound, as a rattle.
Jingle (n.) A correspondence of sound in rhymes, especially when the verse has little merit; hence, the verse itself.
Jinnee (n.) A genius or demon; one of the fabled genii, good and evil spirits, supposed to be the children of fire, and to have the power of assuming various forms.
Kibble (v. t.) To bruise; to grind coarsely; as, kibbled oats.
Kibble (n.) A large iron bucket used in Cornwall and Wales for raising ore out of mines.
Kiblah (n.) See Keblah.
Kichil (n.) See Kechil.
Kicred (imp. & p. p.) of Kick
Kicker (n.) One who, or that which, kicks.
Kickup (n.) The water thrush or accentor.
Kidded (imp. & p. p.) of Kid
Kiddle (n.) A kind of basketwork wear in a river, for catching fish.
Kiddow (n.) The guillemot.
Kidfox () A young fox.
Kidnap (v. t.) To take (any one) by force or fear, and against one's will, with intent to carry to another place.
Kidney (n.) A glandular organ which excretes urea and other waste products from the animal body; a urinary gland.
Kidney (n.) Habit; disposition; sort; kind.
Kidney (n.) A waiter.
Killed (imp. & p. p.) of Kill
Killer (n.) One who deprives of life; one who, or that which, kills.
Killer (n.) A voracious, toothed whale of the genus Orca, of which several species are known.
Killow (n.) An earth of a blackish or deep blue color.
Kilted (imp. & p. p.) of Kilt
Kilted (a.) Having on a kilt.
Kilted (a.) Plaited after the manner of kilting.
Kilted (a.) Tucked or fastened up; -- said of petticoats, etc.
Kilter (n.) See Kelter.
Kimnel (n.) A tub. See Kemelin.
Kinate (n.) See Quinate.
Kincob (n.) India silk brocaded with flowers in silver or gold.
Kincob (a.) Of the nature of kincob; brocaded.
Kindle (v. t. & i.) To bring forth young.
Kindle (v. t.) To set on fire; to cause to burn with flame; to ignite; to cause to begin burning; to start; to light; as, to kindle a match, or shavings.
Kindle (v. t.) Fig.: To inflame, as the passions; to rouse; to provoke; to excite to action; to heat; to fire; to animate; to incite; as, to kindle anger or wrath; to kindle the flame of love, or love into a flame.
Kindle (v. i.) To take fire; to begin to burn with flame; to start as a flame.
Kindle (v. i.) Fig.: To begin to be excited; to grow warm or animated; to be roused or exasperated.
Kindly (n.) According to the kind or nature; natural.
Kindly (n.) Humane; congenial; sympathetic; hence, disposed to do good to; benevolent; gracious; kind; helpful; as, kindly affections, words, acts, etc.
Kindly (n.) Favorable; mild; gentle; auspicious; beneficent.
Kindly (adv.) Naturally; fitly.
Kindly (adv.) In a kind manner; congenially; with good will; with a disposition to make others happy, or to oblige.
Kinged (imp. & p. p.) of King
Kingly (superl.) Belonging to, suitable to, or becoming, a king; characteristic of, resembling, a king; directed or administered by a king; monarchical; royal; sovereign; regal; august; noble; grand.
Kingly (adv.) In a kingly or kinglike manner.
Kinked (imp. & p. p.) of Kink
Kinkle (n.) Same as 3d Kink.
Kinone (n.) See Quinone.
Kinoyl (n.) See Quinoyl.
Kipper (n.) A salmon after spawning.
Kipper (n.) A salmon split open, salted, and dried or smoked; -- so called because salmon after spawning were usually so cured, not being good when fresh.
Kipper (v. t.) To cure, by splitting, salting, and smoking.
Kipper (a.) Amorous; also, lively; light-footed; nimble; gay; sprightly.
Kirked (a.) Turned upward; bent.
Kirtle (n.) A garment varying in form and use at different times, and worn doth by men and women.
Kismet (n.) Destiny; fate.
Kissed (imp. & p. p.) of Kiss
Kisser (n.) One who kisses.
Kitcat (a.) Designating a club in London, to which Addison and Steele belonged; -- so called from Christopher Cat, a pastry cook, who served the club with mutton pies.
Kitcat (a.) Designating a canvas used for portraits of a peculiar size, viz., twenty-right or twenty-nine inches by thirty-six; -- so called because that size was adopted by Sir Godfrey Kneller for the portraits he painted of the members of the Kitcat Club.
Kitcat (n.) A game played by striking with a stick small piece of wood, called a cat, shaped like two cones united at their bases; tipcat.
Kitish (a.) Like or relating to a kite.
Kittel (v. t.) See Kittle, v. t.
Kitten (n.) A young cat.
Kitten (v. t. & i.) To bring forth young, as a cat; to bring forth, as kittens.
Kittle (v. i.) To bring forth young, as a cat; to kitten; to litter.
Kittle (v. t.) To tickle.
Kittle (a.) Ticklish; not easily managed; troublesome; difficult; variable.
Liable (v. t.) Bound or obliged in law or equity; responsible; answerable; as, the surety is liable for the debt of his principal.
Liable (v. t.) Exposed to a certain contingency or casualty, more or less probable; -- with to and an infinitive or noun; as, liable to slip; liable to accident.
Libant (a.) Sipping; touching lightly.
Libken (n.) Alt. of Libkin
Libkin (n.) A house or lodging.
Librae (pl. ) of Libra
Libral (a.) Of a pound weight.
Libyan (a.) Of or pertaining to Libya, the ancient name of that part of Africa between Egypt and the Atlantic Ocean, or of Africa as a whole.
Lichen (n.) One of a class of cellular, flowerless plants, (technically called Lichenes), having no distinction of leaf and stem, usually of scaly, expanded, frond-like forms, but sometimes erect or pendulous and variously branched. They derive their nourishment from the air, and generate by means of spores. The species are very widely distributed, and form irregular spots or patches, usually of a greenish or yellowish color, upon rocks, trees, and various bodies, to which they adhere with gre
Lichen (n.) A name given to several varieties of skin disease, esp. to one characterized by the eruption of small, conical or flat, reddish pimples, which, if unchecked, tend to spread and
Licked (imp. & p. p.) of Lick
Licker (n.) One who, or that which, licks.
Licour (n.) Liquor.
Lictor (n.) An officer who bore an ax and fasces or rods, as ensigns of his office. His duty was to attend the chief magistrates when they appeared in public, to clear the way, and cause due respect to be paid to them, also to apprehend and punish criminals.
Lidded (a.) Covered with a lid.
Lieder (pl. ) of Lied
Lieger (n.) A resident ambassador.
Lienal (a.) Of or pertaining to the spleen; splenic.
Lifely (a.) In a lifelike manner.
Lifted (imp. & p. p.) of Lift
Lifter (n.) One who, or that which, lifts.
Lifter (n.) A tool for lifting loose sand from the mold; also, a contrivance attached to a cope, to hold the sand together when the cope is lifted.
Ligate (v. t.) To tie with a ligature; to bind around; to bandage.
Ligger (n.) A baited
Ligger (a.) See Ledger, 2.
Lighte () imp. of Light, to alight.
Lights (n. pl.) The lungs of an animal or bird; -- sometimes coarsely applied to the lungs of a human being.
Lighty (a.) Illuminated.
Lignin (n.) A substance characterizing wood cells and differing from cellulose in its conduct with certain chemical reagents.
Ligsam (n.) Same as Ligan.
Ligula (n.) See Ligule.
Ligula (n.) The central process, or front edge, of the labium of insects. It sometimes serves as a tongue or proboscis, as in bees.
Ligula (n.) A tongue-shaped lobe of the parapodia of annelids. See Parapodium.
Ligule (n.) The thin and scarious projection from the upper end of the sheath of a leaf of grass.
Ligule (n.) A strap-shaped corolla of flowers of Compositae.
Ligule (n.) A band of white matter in the wall of fourth ventricle of the brain.
Ligure (n.) A kind of precious stone.
Liking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Like
Likely (a.) Worthy of belief; probable; credible; as, a likely story.
Likely (a.) Having probability; having or giving reason to expect; -- followed by the infinitive; as, it is likely to rain.
Likely (a.) Similar; like; alike.
Likely (a.) Such as suits; good-looking; pleasing; agreeable; handsome.
Likely (a.) Having such qualities as make success probable; well adapted to the place; promising; as, a likely young man; a likely servant.
Likely (adv.) In all probability; probably.
Liking (p. a.) Looking; appearing; as, better or worse liking. See Like, to look.
Liking (n.) The state of being pleasing; a suiting. See On liking, below.
Liking (n.) The state of being pleased with, or attracted toward, some thing or person; hence, inclination; desire; pleasure; preference; -- often with for, formerly with to; as, it is an amusement I have no liking for.
Liking (n.) Appearance; look; figure; state of body as to health or condition.
Lilial (a.) Having a general resemblance to lilies or to liliaceous plants.
Lilied (a.) Covered with, or having many, lilies.
Lilies (pl. ) of Lily
Limbat (n.) A cooling periodical wind in the Isle of Cyprus, blowing from the northwest from eight o'clock, A. M., to the middle of the day or later.
Limbec (n.) An alembic; a still.
Limbec (v. t.) To distill.
Limbed (a.) Having limbs; -- much used in composition; as, large-limbed; short-limbed.
Limber (n.) The shafts or thills of a wagon or carriage.
Limber (n.) The detachable fore part of a gun carriage, consisting of two wheels, an axle, and a shaft to which the horses are attached. On top is an ammunition box upon which the cannoneers sit.
Limber (n.) Gutters or conduits on each side of the keelson to afford a passage for water to the pump well.
Limber (v. t.) To attach to the limber; as, to limber a gun.
Limber (a.) Easily bent; flexible; pliant; yielding.
Limber (v. t.) To cause to become limber; to make flexible or pliant.
Limbus (n.) An extramundane region where certain classes of souls were supposed to await the judgment.
Limbus (n.) Hence: Any real or imaginary place of restraint or confinement; a prison; as, to put a man in limbo.
Limbus (n.) A border or margin; as, the limbus of the cornea.
Liming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lime
Limmer (a.) Limber.
Limmer (n.) A limehound; a leamer.
Limmer (n.) A mongrel, as a cross between the mastiff and hound.
Limmer (n.) A low, base fellow; also, a prostitute.
Limmer (n.) A man rope at the side of a ladder.
Limned (imp. & p. p.) of Limn
Limner (n.) A painter; an artist
Limner (n.) One who paints portraits.
Limner (n.) One who illuminates books.
Limous (a.) Muddy; slimy; thick.
Limped (imp. & p. p.) of Limp
Limper (n.) One who limps.
Limpet (n.) In a general sense, any hatshaped, or conical, gastropod shell.
Limpet (n.) Any one of many species of marine shellfish of the order Docoglossa, mostly found adhering to rocks, between tides.
Limpet (n.) Any species of Siphonaria, a genus of limpet-shaped Pulmonifera, living between tides, on rocks.
Limpet (n.) A keyhole limpet. See Fissurella.
Limpid (a.) Characterized by clearness or transparency; clear; as, a limpid stream.
Limpin (n.) A limpet.
Limpsy (a.) Alt. of Limsy
Limule (n.) A limulus.
Limuli (pl. ) of Limulus
Linage (n.) See
Linchi (n.) An esculent swallow.
Linden (n.) A handsome tree (Tilia Europaea), having cymes of light yellow flowers, and large cordate leaves. The tree is common in Europe.
Linden (n.) In America, the basswood, or Tilia Americana.
Lindia (n.) A peculiar genus of rotifers, remarkable for the absence of ciliated disks. By some zoologists it is thought to be like the ancestral form of the Arthropoda.
Lining (p. pr. & vb. n.)
Lingam (n.) The phallic symbol under which Siva is principally worshiped in his character of the creative and reproductive power.
Lingel (n.) A shoemaker's thread.
Lingel (n.) A little tongue or thong of leather; a lacing for belts.
Linger (a.) To delay; to loiter; to remain or wait long; to be slow or reluctant in parting or moving; to be slow in deciding; to be in suspense; to hesitate.
Linger (v. t.) To protract; to draw out.
Linger (v. t.) To spend or pass in a lingering manner; -- with out; as, to linger out one's days on a sick bed.
Linget (n.) An ingot.
Lingle (n.) See Lingel.
Lingot (n.) A linget or ingot; also, a mold for casting metals. See Linget.
Lingua (n.) A tongue.
Lingua (n.) A median process of the labium, at the under side of the mouth in insects, and serving as a tongue.
Lining (n.) The act of one who
Lining (n.) That which covers the inner surface of anything, as of a garment or a box; also, the contents of anything.
Linked (imp. & p. p.) of Link
Linnet (n.) Any one of several species of fringil
Linsey (n.) Linsey-woolsey.
Lintel (n.) A horizontal member spanning an opening, and carrying the superincumbent weight by means of its strength in resisting crosswise fracture.
Lintie (n.) Alt. of Lintwhite
Lionel (n.) The whelp of a lioness; a young lion.
Lionet (n.) A young or small lion.
Lionly (a.) Like a lion; fierce.
Lipped (imp. & p. p.) of Lip
Lipans (n. pl.) A tribe of North American Indians, inhabiting the northern part of Mexico. They belong to the Tinneh stock, and are closely related to the Apaches.
Liplet (n.) A little lip.
Lipoma (n.) A tumor consisting of fat or adipose tissue.
Lipped (a.) Having a lip or lips; having a raised or rounded edge resembling the lip; -- often used in composition; as, thick-lipped, thin-lipped, etc.
Lipped (a.) Labiate.
Liquid (a.) Flowing freely like water; fluid; not solid.
Liquid (a.) Being in such a state that the component parts move freely among themselves, but do not tend to separate from each other as the particles of gases and vapors do; neither solid nor aeriform; as, liquid mercury, in distinction from mercury solidified or in a state of vapor.
Liquid (a.) Flowing or sounding smoothly or without abrupt transitions or harsh tones.
Liquid (a.) Pronounced without any jar or harshness; smooth; as, l and r are liquid letters.
Liquid (a.) Fluid and transparent; as, the liquid air.
Liquid (a.) Clear; definite in terms or amount.
Liquid (n.) A substance whose parts change their relative position on the slightest pressure, and therefore retain no definite form; any substance in the state of liquidity; a fluid that is not aeriform.
Liquid (n.) A letter which has a smooth, flowing sound, or which flows smoothly after a mute; as, l and r, in bla, bra. M and n also are called liquids.
Liquor (n.) Any liquid substance, as water, milk, blood, sap, juice, or the like.
Liquor (n.) Specifically, alcoholic or spirituous fluid, either distilled or fermented, as brandy, wine, whisky, beer, etc.
Liquor (n.) A solution of a medicinal substance in water; -- distinguished from tincture and aqua.
Liquor (v. t.) To supply with liquor.
Liquor (v. t.) To grease.
Lisbon (n.) A sweet, light-colored species of wine, produced in the province of Estremadura, and so called as being shipped from Lisbon, in Portugal.
Lisped (imp. & p. p.) of Lisp
Lisper (n.) One who lisps.
Lissom (a.) Alt. of Lissome
Listed (imp. & p. p.) of List
Listel (n.) Same as List, n., 6.
Listen (v. i.) To give close attention with the purpose of hearing; to give ear; to hearken; to attend.
Listen (v. i.) To give heed; to yield to advice; to follow admonition; to obey.
Listen (v. t.) To attend to.
Lister (n.) One who makes a list or roll.
Lister (n.) Same as Leister.
Litany (n.) A solemn form of supplication in the public worship of various churches, in which the clergy and congregation join, the former leading and the latter responding in alternate sentences. It is usually of a penitential character.
Litchi (n.) The fruit of a tree native to China (Nephelium Litchi). It is nutlike, having a rough but tender shell, containing an aromatic pulp, and a single large seed. In the dried fruit which is exported the pulp somewhat resembles a raisin in color and form.
Lither (a.) Bad; wicked; false; worthless; slothful.
Lithia (n.) The oxide of lithium; a strong alka
Lithic (a.) Of or pertaining to stone; as, lithic architecture.
Lithic (a.) Pertaining to the formation of uric-acid concretions (stone) in the bladder and other parts of the body; as, lithic diathesis.
Lithic (n.) A medicine which tends to prevent stone in the bladder.
Lithic (a.) Pertaining to or denoting lithium or some of its compounds.
Litmus (n.) A dyestuff extracted from certain lichens (Roccella tinctoria, Lecanora tartarea, etc.), as a blue amorphous mass which consists of a compound of the alka
Litter (n.) A bed or stretcher so arranged that a person, esp. a sick or wounded person, may be easily carried in or upon it.
Litter (n.) Straw, hay, etc., scattered on a floor, as bedding for animals to rest on; also, a covering of straw for plants.
Litter (n.) Things lying scattered about in a manner indicating sloven
Litter (n.) Disorder or untidiness resulting from scattered rubbish, or from thongs lying about uncared for; as, a room in a state of litter.
Litter (n.) The young brought forth at one time, by a sow or other multiparous animal, taken collectively. Also Fig.
Litter (v. t.) To supply with litter, as cattle; to cover with litter, as the floor of a stall.
Litter (v. t.) To put into a confused or disordered condition; to strew with scattered articles; as, to litter a room.
Litter (v. t.) To give birth to; to bear; -- said of brutes, esp. those which produce more than one at a birth, and also of human beings, in abhorrence or contempt.
Litter (v. i.) To be supplied with litter as bedding; to sleep or make one's bed in litter.
Litter (v. i.) To produce a litter.
Little (a.) Small in size or extent; not big; diminutive; -- opposed to big or large; as, a little body; a little animal; a little piece of ground; a little hill; a little distance; a little child.
Little (a.) Short in duration; brief; as, a little sleep.
Little (a.) Small in quantity or amount; not much; as, a little food; a little air or water.
Little (a.) Small in dignity, power, or importance; not great; insignificant; contemptible.
Little (a.) Small in force or efficiency; not strong; weak; slight; inconsiderable; as, little attention or exertion;little effort; little care or diligence.
Little (a.) Small in extent of views or sympathies; narrow; shallow; contracted; mean; illiberal; ungenerous.
Little (n.) That which is little; a small quantity, amount, space, or the like.
Little (n.) A small degree or scale; miniature.
Little (adv.) In a small quantity or degree; not much; slightly; somewhat; -- often with a preceding it.
Litate (a.) Forked, with the points slightly curved outward.
Lituus (n.) A curved staff used by the augurs in quartering the heavens.
Lituus (n.) An instrument of martial music; a kind of trumpet of a somewhat curved form and shrill note.
Lituus (n.) A spiral whose polar equation is r2/ = a; that is, a curve the square of whose radius vector varies inversely as the angle which the radius vector makes with a given
Living (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Live
Lively (superl.) Endowed with or manifesting life; living.
Lively (superl.) Brisk; vivacious; active; as, a lively youth.
Lively (superl.) Gay; airy; animated; spirited.
Lively (superl.) Representing life; lifelike.
Lively (superl.) Bright; vivid; glowing; strong; vigorous.
Lively (adv.) In a brisk, active, or animated manner; briskly; vigorously.
Lively (adv.) With strong resemblance of life.
Livery (n.) The act of delivering possession of lands or tenements.
Livery (n.) The writ by which possession is obtained.
Livery (n.) Release from wardship; deliverance.
Livery (n.) That which is delivered out statedly or formally, as clothing, food, etc.
Livery (n.) The uniform clothing issued by feudal superiors to their retainers and serving as a badge when in military service.
Livery (n.) The peculiar dress by which the servants of a nobleman or gentleman are distinguished; as, a claret-colored livery.
Livery (n.) Hence, also, the peculiar dress or garb appropriated by any association or body of persons to their own use; as, the livery of the London tradesmen, of a priest, of a charity school, etc.; also, the whole body or company of persons wearing such a garb, and entitled to the privileges of the association; as, the whole livery of London.
Livery (n.) Hence, any characteristic dress or outward appearance.
Livery (n.) An allowance of food statedly given out; a ration, as to a family, to servants, to horses, etc.
Livery (n.) The feeding, stabling, and care of horses for compensation; boarding; as, to keep one's horses at livery.
Livery (n.) The keeping of horses in readiness to be hired temporarily for riding or driving; the state of being so kept.
Livery (n.) A low grade of wool.
Livery (v. t.) To clothe in, or as in, livery.
Laving (v. i.) Being alive; having life; as, a living creature.
Laving (v. i.) Active; lively; vigorous; -- said esp. of states of the mind, and sometimes of abstract things; as, a living faith; a living principle.
Laving (v. i.) Issuing continually from the earth; running; flowing; as, a living spring; -- opposed to stagnant.
Laving (v. i.) Producing life, action, animation, or vigor; quickening.
Laving (v. i.) Ignited; glowing with heat; burning; live.
Living (n.) The state of one who, or that which, lives; lives; life; existence.
Living (n.) Manner of life; as, riotous living; penurious living; earnest living.
Living (n.) Means of subsistence; sustenance; estate.
Living (n.) Power of continuing life; the act of living, or living comfortably.
Living (n.) The benefice of a clergyman; an ecclesiastical charge which a minister receives.
Lizard (n.) Any one of the numerous species of reptiles belonging to the order Lacertilia; sometimes, also applied to reptiles of other orders, as the Hatteria.
Lizard (n.) A piece of rope with thimble or block spliced into one or both of the ends.
Lizard (n.) A piece of timber with a forked end, used in dragging a heavy stone, a log, or the like, from a field.
Miamis (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians that formerly occupied the country between the Wabash and Maumee rivers.
Miasma (n.) Infectious particles or germs floating in the air; air made noxious by the presence of such particles or germs; noxious effluvia; malaria.
Micher (n.) One who skulks, or keeps out of sight; hence, a truant; an idler; a thief, etc.
Mickle (a.) Much; great.
Micro- () Alt. of Micr-
Micron (n.) A measure of length; the thousandth part of one millimeter; the millionth part of a meter.
Midday (a.) The middle part of the day; noon.
Midday (a.) Of or pertaining to noon; meridional; as, the midday sun.
Midden (n.) A dunghill.
Midden (n.) An accumulation of refuse about a dwelling place; especially, an accumulation of shells or of cinders, bones, and other refuse on the supposed site of the dwelling places of prehistoric tribes, -- as on the shores of the Baltic Sea and in many other places. See Kitchen middens.
Middle (a.) Equally distant from the extreme either of a number of things or of one thing; mean; medial; as, the middle house in a row; a middle rank or station in life; flowers of middle summer; men of middle age.
Middle (a.) Intermediate; intervening.
Middle (a.) The point or part equally distant from the extremities or exterior limits, as of a
Middle (a.) the waist.
Midget (n.) A minute bloodsucking fly.
Midget (n.) A very diminutive person.
Midgut (n.) The middle part of the alimentary canal from the stomach, or entrance of the bile duct, to, or including, the large intestine.
Midrib (n.) A continuation of the petiole, extending from the base to the apex of the lamina of a leaf.
Midway (n.) The middle of the way or distance; a middle way or course.
Midway (a.) Being in the middle of the way or distance; as, the midway air.
Midway (adv.) In the middle of the way or distance; half way.
Mighty (n.) Possessing might; having great power or authority.
Mighty (n.) Accomplished by might; hence, extraordinary; wonderful.
Mighty (n.) Denoting and extraordinary degree or quality in respect of size, character, importance, consequences, etc.
Mighty (n.) A warrior of great force and courage.
Mighty (adv.) In a great degree; very.
Mignon (a.) See 3d Minion.
Mignon (v. t.) To flatter.
Mikado (n.) The popular designation of the hereditary sovereign of Japan.
Milage (n.) Same as Mileage.
Milden (v. t.) To make mild, or milder.
Mildew (n.) A growth of minute powdery or webby fungi, whitish or of different colors, found on various diseased or decaying substances.
Mildew (v. t.) To taint with mildew.
Mildew (v. i.) To become tainted with mildew.
Mildly (adv.) In a mild manner.
Milice (n.) Militia.
Milked (imp. & p. p.) of Milk
Milken (a.) Consisting of milk.
Milker (n.) One who milks; also, a mechanical apparatus for milking cows.
Milker (n.) A cow or other animal that gives milk.
Milled (imp. & p. p.) of Mill
Milled (a.) Having been subjected to some process of milling.
Miller (n.) One who keeps or attends a flour mill or gristmill.
Miller (n.) A milling machine.
Miller (n.) A moth or lepidopterous insect; -- so called because the wings appear as if covered with white dust or powder, like a miller's clothes. Called also moth miller.
Miller (n.) The eagle ray.
Miller (n.) The hen harrier.
Millet (n.) The name of several cereal and forage grasses which bear an abundance of small roundish grains. The common millets of Germany and Southern Europe are Panicum miliaceum, and Setaria Italica.
Milli- () A prefix denoting a thousandth part of; as, millimeter, milligram, milliampere.
Milter (n.) A male fish.
Milvus (n.) A genus of raptorial birds, including the European kite.
Mimosa (n.) A genus of leguminous plants, containing many species, and including the sensitive plants (Mimosa sensitiva, and M. pudica).
Minaul (n.) Same as Manul.
Minced (imp. & p. p.) of Mince
Mincer (n.) One who minces.
Minded (imp. & p. p.) of Mind
Minded (a.) Disposed; inc
Minder (n.) One who minds, tends, or watches something, as a child, a machine, or cattle; as, a minder of a loom.
Minder (n.) One to be attended; specif., a pauper child intrusted to the care of a private person.
Mining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mine
Mingle (v. t.) To mix; intermix; to combine or join, as an individual or part, with other parts, but commonly so as to be distinguishable in the product; to confuse; to confound.
Mingle (v. t.) To associate or unite in society or by ties of relationship; to cause or allow to intermarry; to intermarry.
Mingle (v. t.) To deprive of purity by mixture; to contaminate.
Mingle (v. t.) To put together; to join.
Mingle (v. t.) To make or prepare by mixing the ingredients of.
Mingle (v. i.) To become mixed or blended.
Mingle (n.) A mixture.
Minify (v. t.) To make small, or smaller; to diminish the apparent dimensions of; to lessen.
Minify (v. t.) To degrade by speech or action.
Minima (pl. ) of Minimum
Minimi (pl. ) of Minimus
Mining (v. i.) The act or business of making mines or of working them.
Mining (a.) Of or pertaining to mines; as, mining engineer; mining machinery; a mining region.
Minion (n.) Minimum.
Minion (n.) A loved one; one highly esteemed and favored; -- in a good sense.
Minion (n.) An obsequious or servile dependent or agent of another; a fawning favorite.
Minion (n.) A small kind of type, in size between brevier and nonpareil.
Minion (n.) An ancient form of ordnance, the caliber of which was about three inches.
Minion (a.) Fine; trim; dainty.
Minish (a.) To diminish; to lessen.
Minium (n.) A heavy, brilliant red pigment, consisting of an oxide of lead, Pb3O4, obtained by exposing lead or massicot to a gentle and continued heat in the air. It is used as a cement, as a paint, and in the manufacture of flint glass. Called also red lead.
Minnow (n.) A small European fresh-water cyprinoid fish (Phoxinus laevis, formerly Leuciscus phoxinus); sometimes applied also to the young of larger kinds; -- called also minim and minny. The name is also applied to several allied American species, of the genera Phoxinus, Notropis, or Minnilus, and Rhinichthys.
Minnow (n.) Any of numerous small American cyprinodont fishes of the genus Fundulus, and related genera. They live both in fresh and in salt water. Called also killifish, minny, and mummichog.
Minted (imp. & p. p.) of Mint
Minter (n.) One who mints.
Minuet (n.) A slow graceful dance consisting of a coupee, a high step, and a balance.
Minuet (n.) A tune or air to regulate the movements of the dance so called; a movement in suites, sonatas, symphonies, etc., having the dance form, and commonly in 3-4, sometimes 3-8, measure.
Minute (n.) The sixtieth part of an hour; sixty seconds. (Abbrev. m.; as, 4 h. 30 m.)
Minute (n.) The sixtieth part of a degree; sixty seconds (Marked thus ('); as, 10! 20').
Minute (n.) A nautical or a geographic mile.
Minute (n.) A coin; a half farthing.
Minute (n.) A very small part of anything, or anything very small; a jot; a tittle.
Minute (n.) A point of time; a moment.
Minute (n.) The memorandum; a record; a note to preserve the memory of anything; as, to take minutes of a contract; to take minutes of a conversation or debate.
Minute (n.) A fixed part of a module. See Module.
Minute (a.) Of or pertaining to a minute or minutes; occurring at or marking successive minutes.
Minute (p. pr. & vb. n.) To set down a short sketch or note of; to jot down; to make a minute or a brief summary of.
Minute (a.) Very small; little; tiny; fine; slight; slender; inconsiderable.
Minute (a.) Attentive to small things; paying attention to details; critical; particular; precise; as, a minute observer; minute observation.
Mirage (n.) An optical effect, sometimes seen on the ocean, but more frequently in deserts, due to total reflection of light at the surface common to two strata of air differently heated. The reflected image is seen, commonly in an inverted position, while the real object may or may not be in sight. When the surface is horizontal, and below the eye, the appearance is that of a sheet of water in which the object is seen reflected; when the reflecting surface is above the eye, the image is seen
Miring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mire
Mirror (n.) A looking-glass or a speculum; any glass or polished substance that forms images by the reflection of rays of light.
Mirror (n.) That which gives a true representation, or in which a true image may be seen; hence, a pattern; an exemplar.
Mirror (n.) See Speculum.
Mirror (v. t.) To reflect, as in a mirror.
Miscue (n.) A false stroke with a billiard cue, the cue slipping from the ball struck without impelling it as desired.
Misdid (imp.) of Misdo
Misery (n.) Great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind; wretchedness; distress; woe.
Misery (n.) Cause of misery; calamity; misfortune.
Misery (n.) Covetousness; niggard
Misfit (n.) The act or the state of fitting badly; as, a misfit in making a coat; a ludicrous misfit.
Misfit (n.) Something that fits badly, as a garment.
Misget (v. t.) To get wrongfully.
Misgie (v. t.) See Misgye.
Misgye (v. t.) To misguide.
Mishap (n.) Evil accident; ill luck; misfortune; mischance.
Mishap (v. i.) To happen unluckily; -- used impersonally.
Mishna (n.) A collection or digest of Jewish traditions and explanations of Scripture, forming the text of the Talmud.
Misken (v. t.) Not to know.
Miskin (n.) A little bagpipe.
Mislay (v. t.) To lay in a wrong place; to ascribe to a wrong source.
Mislay (v. t.) To lay in a place not recollected; to lose.
Misled (imp. & p. p.) of Misle
Misled (imp. & p. p.) of Mislead
Misled () imp. & p. p. of Mislead.
Mislin (n. & a.) See Maslin.
Mispay (v. t.) To dissatisfy.
Misses (pl. ) of Miss
Missed (imp. & p. p.) of Miss
Missae (pl. ) of Missa
Missal (n.) The book containing the service of the Mass for the entire year; a Mass book.
Missal (a.) Of or pertaining to the Mass, or to a missal or Mass book.
Missay (v. t.) To say wrongly.
Missay (v. t.) To speak evil of; to slander.
Missay (v. i.) To speak ill.
Missel (n.) Mistletoe.
Misset (v. t.) To set pr place wrongly.
Missis (n.) A mistress; a wife; -- so used by the illiterate.
Missit (v. t.) To sit badly or imperfectly upon; to misbecome.
Misted (imp. & p. p.) of Mist
Mister (n.) A title of courtesy prefixed to the name of a man or youth. It is usually written in the abbreviated form Mr.
Mister (v. t.) To address or mention by the title Mr.; as, he mistered me in a formal way.
Mister (n.) A trade, art, or occupation.
Mister (n.) Manner; kind; sort.
Mister (n.) Need; necessity.
Mister (v. i.) To be needful or of use.
Mistic (n.) Alt. of Mistico
Mistle (v. i.) To fall in very fine drops, as rain.
Misuse (v. t.) To treat or use improperly; to use to a bad purpose; to misapply; as, to misuse one's talents.
Misuse (v. t.) To abuse; to treat ill.
Misuse (n.) Wrong use; misapplication; erroneous or improper use.
Misuse (n.) Violence, or its effects.
Misway (n.) A wrong way.
Miswed (v. t.) To wed improperly.
Mitred () of Mitre
Mithic (a.) See Mythic.
Miting (n.) A little one; -- used as a term of endearment.
Mitome (n.) The denser part of the protoplasm of a cell.
Mitral (a.) Pertaining to a miter; resembling a miter; as, the mitral valve between the left auricle and left ventricle of the heart.
Mitten (n.) A covering for the hand, worn to defend it from cold or injury. It differs from a glove in not having a separate sheath for each finger.
Mitten (n.) A cover for the wrist and forearm.
Mixing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mix
Mixtly (adv.) With mixture; in a mixed manner; mixedly.
Mizzen (a.) Hindmost; nearest the stern; as, the mizzen shrouds, sails, etc.
Mizzen (n.) The hindmost of the fore and aft sails of a three-masted vessel; also, the spanker.
Mizzle (v. i.) To rain in very fine drops.
Mizzle (v. i.) To take one's self off; to go.
Mizzle (n.) Mist; fine rain.
Nebbed (imp. & p. p.) of Nib
Nibbed (a.) Having a nib or point.
Nibble (v. t.) To bite by little at a time; to seize gently with the mouth; to eat slowly or in small bits.
Nibble (v. t.) To bite upon something gently or cautiously; to eat a little of a thing, as by taking small bits cautiously; as, fishes nibble at the bait.
Nibble (n.) A small or cautious bite.
Nicely (adv.) In a nice manner.
Nicene (a.) Of or pertaining to Nice, a town of Asia Minor, or to the ecumenial council held there A. D. 325.
Nicery (n.) Nicety.
Nicety (n.) The quality or state of being nice (in any of the senses of that word.).
Nicety (n.) Delicacy or exactness of perception; minuteness of observation or of discrimination; precision.
Nicety (n.) A delicate expression, act, mode of treatment, distinction, or the like; a minute distinction.
Niched (a.) Placed in a niche.
Nicked (imp. & p. p.) of Nick
Nickel (n.) A bright silver-white metallic element. It is of the iron group, and is hard, malleable, and ductile. It occurs combined with sulphur in millerite, with arsenic in the mineral niccolite, and with arsenic and sulphur in nickel glance. Symbol Ni. Atomic weight 58.6.
Nickel (n.) A small coin made of or containing nickel; esp., a five-cent piece.
Nicker (v. t.) One of the night brawlers of London formerly noted for breaking windows with half-pence.
Nicker (v. t.) The cutting lip which projects downward at the edge of a boring bit and cuts a circular groove in the wood to limit the size of the hole that is bored.
Nickle (n.) The European woodpecker, or yaffle; -- called also nicker pecker.
Nidary (n.) A collection of nests.
Nidget (n.) A fool; an idiot, a coward.
Niding (n.) A coward; a dastard; -- a term of utmost opprobrium.
Niello (n.) A metallic alloy of a deep black color.
Niello (n.) The art, process, or method of decorating metal with incised designs filled with the black alloy.
Niello (n.) A piece of metal, or any other object, so decorated.
Niello (n.) An impression on paper taken from an ancient incised decoration or metal plate.
nigged (n.) Hammer-dressed; -- said of building stone.
Nigger (n.) A negro; -- in vulgar derision or depreciation.
Niggle (v. t.) To trifle with; to deceive; to mock.
Niggle (v. t.) To trifle or play.
Niggle (v. t.) To act or walk mincingly.
Niggle (v. t.) To fret and snarl about trifles.
Nighly (adv.) In a near relation in place, time, degree, etc.; within a little; almost.
Nilgau (n.) see Nylghau.
Nilled (imp. & p. p.) of Nill
Nimmed () of Nim
Nimble (superl.) Light and quick in motion; moving with ease and celerity; lively; swift.
Nimbly (adv.) In a nimble manner; with agility; with light, quick motion.
Nimbus (n.) A circle, or disk, or any indication of radiant light around the heads of divinities, saints, and sovereigns, upon medals, pictures, etc.; a halo. See Aureola, and Glory, n., 5.
Nimbus (n.) A rain cloud; one of the four principal varieties of clouds. See Cloud.
Nimmer (n.) A thief.
Ninety (a.) Nine times ten; eighty-nine and one more; as, ninety men.
Ninety (n.) The sum of nine times ten; the number greater by a unit than eighty-nine; ninety units or objects.
Ninety (n.) A symbol representing ninety units, as 90 or xc.
Niobic (a.) Same as Columbic.
Nipped (imp. & p. p.) of Nip
Nipper (n.) One who, or that which, nips.
Nipper (n.) A fore tooth of a horse. The nippers are four in number.
Nipper (n.) A satirist.
Nipper (n.) A pickpocket; a young or petty thief.
Nipper (n.) The cunner.
Nipper (n.) A European crab (Polybius Henslowii).
Nipple (n.) The protuberance through which milk is drawn from the breast or mamma; the mammilla; a teat; a pap.
Nipple (n.) The orifice at which any animal liquid, as the oil from an oil bag, is discharged.
Nipple (n.) Any small projection or article in which there is an orifice for discharging a fluid, or for other purposes; as, the nipple of a nursing bottle; the nipple of a percussion lock, or that part on which the cap is put and through which the fire passes to the charge.
Nipple (n.) A pipe fitting, consisting of a short piece of pipe, usually provided with a screw thread at each end, for connecting two other fittings.
Nyseys (pl. ) of Nisey
Nitric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, nitrogen; specifically, designating any one of those compounds in which, as contrasted with nitrous compounds, the element has a higher valence; as, nitric oxide; nitric acid.
Nitro- () A combining form or an adjective denoting the presence of niter.
Nitro- () A combining form (used also adjectively) designating certain compounds of nitrogen or of its acids, as nitrohydrochloric, nitrocalcite; also, designating the group or radical NO2, or its compounds, as nitrobenzene.
Nitrol (n.) Any one of a series of hydrocarbons containing the nitro and the nitroso or isonitroso group united to the same carbon atom.
Nitrum (n.) Niter.
Nitryl (n.) A name sometimes given to the nitro group or radical.
Nitter (n.) The horselouse; an insect that deposits nits on horses.
Nivose (n.) The fourth month of the French republican calendar [1792-1806]. It commenced December 21, and ended January 19. See VendEmiaire.
Oidium (n.) A genus of minute fungi which form a floccose mass of filaments on decaying fruit, etc. Many forms once referred to this genus are now believed to be temporary conditions of fungi of other genera, among them the vine mildew (Oidium Tuckeri), which has caused much injury to grapes.
Oiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Oil
Oilery (n.) The business, the place of business, or the goods, of a maker of, or dealer in, oils.
Oillet (n.) A small opening or loophole, sometimes circular, used in mediaeval fortifications.
Oillet (n.) A small circular opening, and ring of moldings surrounding it, used in window tracery in Gothic architecture.
Oilmen (pl. ) of Oilman
Oilman (n.) One who deals in oils; formerly, one who dealt in oils and pickles.
Oilnut (n.) The buffalo nut. See Buffalo nut, under Buffalo.
Ointed (imp. & p. p.) of Oint
Pieing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pi
Piacle (n.) A heinous offense which requires expiation.
Pianet (n.) The magpie.
Pianet (n.) The lesser woodpecker.
Piapec (n.) A West African pie (Ptilostomus Senegalensis).
Piatti (n. pl.) Cymbals.
Piazza (n.) An open square in a European town, especially an Italian town; hence (Arch.), an arcaded and roofed gallery; a portico. In the United States the word is popularly applied to a veranda.
Picard (n.) One of a sect of Adamites in the fifteenth century; -- so called from one Picard of Flanders. See Adamite.
Picene (n.) A hydrocarbon (C/H/) extracted from the pitchy residue of coal tar and petroleum as a bluish fluorescent crystal
Pichey (n.) A Brazilian armadillo (Dasypus minutus); the little armadillo.
Picine (a.) Of or pertaining to the woodpeckers (Pici), or to the Piciformes.
Picked (imp. & p. p.) of Pick
Pickax (n.) Alt. of Pickaxe
Picked (a.) Pointed; sharp.
Picked (a.) Having a pike or spine on the back; -- said of certain fishes.
Picked (a.) Carefully selected; chosen; as, picked men.
Picked (a.) Fine; spruce; smart; precise; dianty.
Picker (n.) One who, or that which, picks, in any sense, -- as, one who uses a pick; one who gathers; a thief; a pick; a pickax; as, a cotton picker.
Picker (n.) A machine for picking fibrous materials to pieces so as to loosen and separate the fiber.
Picker (n.) The piece in a loom which strikes the end of the shuttle, and impels it through the warp.
Picker (n.) A priming wire for cleaning the vent.
Picket (n.) A stake sharpened or pointed, especially one used in fortification and encampments, to mark bounds and angles; or one used for tethering horses.
Picket (n.) A pointed pale, used in marking fences.
Picket (n.) A detached body of troops serving to guard an army from surprise, and to oppose reconnoitering parties of the enemy; -- called also outlying picket.
Picket (n.) By extension, men appointed by a trades union, or other labor organization, to intercept outsiders, and prevent them from working for employers with whom the organization is at variance.
Picket (n.) A military punishment, formerly resorted to, in which the offender was forced to stand with one foot on a pointed stake.
Picket (n.) A game at cards. See Piquet.
Picket (v. t.) To fortify with pointed stakes.
Picket (v. t.) To inclose or fence with pickets or pales.
Picket (v. t.) To tether to, or as to, a picket; as, to picket a horse.
Picket (v. t.) To guard, as a camp or road, by an outlying picket.
Picket (v. t.) To torture by compelling to stand with one foot on a pointed stake.
Pickle (n.) See Picle.
Pickle (v. t.) A solution of salt and water, in which fish, meat, etc., may be preserved or corned; brine.
Pickle (v. t.) Vinegar, plain or spiced, used for preserving vegetables, fish, eggs, oysters, etc.
Pickle (v. t.) Any article of food which has been preserved in brine or in vinegar.
Pickle (v. t.) A bath of dilute sulphuric or nitric acid, etc., to remove burnt sand, scale rust, etc., from the surface of castings, or other articles of metal, or to brighten them or improve their color.
Pickle (v. t.) A troublesome child; as, a little pickle.
Pickle (v. t.) To preserve or season in pickle; to treat with some kind of pickle; as, to pickle herrings or cucumbers.
Pickle (v. t.) To give an antique appearance to; -- said of copies or imitations of paintings by the old masters.
Picksy (n.) See Pixy.
Picnic (v.) Formerly, an entertainment at which each person contributed some dish to a common table; now, an excursion or pleasure party in which the members partake of a collation or repast (usually in the open air, and from food carried by themselves).
Picnic (v. i.) To go on a picnic, or pleasure excursion; to eat in public fashion.
Picoid (a.) Like or pertaining to the Pici.
Picric (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a strong organic acid (called picric acid), intensely bitter.
Picryl (n.) The hypothetical radical of picric acid, analogous to phenyl.
Piddle (v. i.) To deal in trifles; to concern one's self with trivial matters rather than with those that are important.
Piddle (v. i.) To be squeamishly nice about one's food.
Piddle (v. i.) To urinate; -- child's word.
Pieced (imp. & p. p.) of Piece
Piecer (n.) One who pieces; a patcher.
Piecer (n.) A child employed in spinning mill to tie together broken threads.
Piemen (pl. ) of Pieman
Pieman (n.) A man who makes or sells pies.
Pierce (v. t.) To thrust into, penetrate, or transfix, with a pointed instrument.
Pierce (v. t.) To penetrate; to enter; to force a way into or through; to pass into or through; as, to pierce the enemy's
Pierce (v. t.) Fig.: To penetrate; to affect deeply; as, to pierce a mystery.
Pierce (v. i.) To enter; to penetrate; to make a way into or through something, as a pointed instrument does; -- used literally and figuratively.
Pierid (n.) Any butterfly of the genus Pieris and related genera. See Cabbage butterfly, under Cabbage.
Pigged (imp. & p. p.) of Pig
Pigeon (n.) Any bird of the order Columbae, of which numerous species occur in nearly all parts of the world.
Pigeon (n.) An unsuspected victim of sharpers; a gull.
Pigeon (v. t.) To pluck; to fleece; to swindle by tricks in gambling.
Piggin (n.) A small wooden pail or tub with an upright stave for a handle, -- often used as a dipper.
Pignus (n.) A pledge or pawn.
Pignut (n.) See Groundnut (d).
Pignut (n.) The bitter-flavored nut of a species of hickory (Carya glabra, / porcina); also, the tree itself.
Pigpen (n.) A pen, or sty, for pigs.
Pigsty (n.) A pigpen.
Pilage (n.) See Pelage.
Piling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pile
Pileus (n.) A kind of skull cap of felt.
Pileus (n.) The expanded upper portion of many of the fungi. See Mushroom.
Pileus (n.) The top of the head of a bird, from the bill to the nape.
Pilfer (v. i.) To steal in small quantities, or articles of small value; to practice petty theft.
Pilfer (v. t.) To take by petty theft; to filch; to steal little by little.
Pildia (pl. ) of Pilidium
Piling (n.) The act of heaping up.
Piling (n.) The process of building up, heating, and working, fagots, or piles, to form bars, etc.
Piling (n.) A series of piles; piles considered collectively; as, the piling of a bridge.
Pilled (imp. & p. p.) of Pill
Pillar (n.) The general and popular term for a firm, upright, insulated support for a superstructure; a pier, column, or post; also, a column or shaft not supporting a superstructure, as one erected for a monument or an ornament.
Pillar (n.) Figuratively, that which resembles such a pillar in appearance, character, or office; a supporter or mainstay; as, the Pillars of Hercules; a pillar of the state.
Pillar (n.) A portable ornamental column, formerly carried before a cardinal, as emblematic of his support to the church.
Pillar (n.) The center of the volta, ring, or manege ground, around which a horse turns.
Pillar (a.) Having a support in the form of a pillar, instead of legs; as, a pillar drill.
Pillau (n.) An Oriental dish consisting of rice boiled with mutton, fat, or butter.
Pilled (a.) Stripped of hair; scant of hair; bald.
Piller (n.) One who pills or plunders.
Pillow (n.) Anything used to support the head of a person when reposing; especially, a sack or case filled with feathers, down, hair, or other soft material.
Pillow (n.) A piece of metal or wood, forming a support to equalize pressure; a brass; a pillow block.
Pillow (n.) A block under the inner end of a bowsprit.
Pillow (n.) A kind of plain, coarse fustian.
Pillow (v. t.) To rest or lay upon, or as upon, a pillow; to support; as, to pillow the head.
Pilose (a.) Hairy; full of, or made of, hair.
Pilose (a.) Clothed thickly with pile or soft down.
Pilose (a.) Covered with long, slender hairs; resembling long hairs; hairy; as, pilose pubescence.
Pilour (n.) A piller; a plunderer.
Pilous (a.) See Pilose.
Pilser (n.) An insect that flies into a flame.
Piment (n.) Wine flavored with spice or honey. See Pigment, 3.
Pimped (imp. & p. p.) of Pimp
Pimple (n.) Any small acuminated elevation of the cuticle, whether going on to suppuration or not.
Pimple (n.) Fig.: A swelling or protuberance like a pimple.
Pimply (a.) Pimpled.
Pinned (imp. & p. p.) of Pin
Pindal (n.) Alt. of Pindar
Pindar (n.) The peanut (Arachis hypogaea); -- so called in the West Indies.
Pinder (n.) One who impounds; a poundkeeper.
Pining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pine
Pineal (a.) Of or pertaining to a pine cone; resembling a pine cone.
Pinery (n.) A pine forest; a grove of pines.
Pinery (n.) A hothouse in which pineapples are grown.
Pinged (imp. & p. p.) of Ping
Pingle (n.) A small piece of inclosed ground.
Pining (a.) Languishing; drooping; wasting away, as with longing.
Pining (a.) Wasting; consuming.
Pinion (n.) A moth of the genus Lithophane, as L. antennata, whose larva bores large holes in young peaches and apples.
Pinion (n.) A feather; a quill.
Pinion (n.) A wing, literal or figurative.
Pinion (n.) The joint of bird's wing most remote from the body.
Pinion (n.) A fetter for the arm.
Pinion (n.) A cogwheel with a small number of teeth, or leaves, adapted to engage with a larger wheel, or rack (see Rack); esp., such a wheel having its leaves formed of the substance of the arbor or spindle which is its axis.
Pinion (v. t.) To bind or confine the wings of; to confine by binding the wings.
Pinion (v. t.) To disable by cutting off the pinion joint.
Pinion (v. t.) To disable or restrain, as a person, by binding the arms, esp. by binding the arms to the body.
Pinion (v. t.) Hence, generally, to confine; to bind; to tie up.
Pinite (n.) A compact granular cryptocrystal
Pinite (n.) Any fossil wood which exhibits traces of having belonged to the Pine family.
Pinite (n.) A sweet white crystal
Pinked (imp. & p. p.) of Pink
Pinked (a.) Pierced with small holes; worked in eyelets; scalloped on the edge.
Pinnae (pl. ) of Pinna
Pinnas (pl. ) of Pinna
Pinner (n.) One who, or that which, pins or fastens, as with pins.
Pinner (n.) A headdress like a cap, with long lappets.
Pinner (n.) An apron with a bib; a pinafore.
Pinner (n.) A cloth band for a gown.
Pinner (n.) A pin maker.
Pinner (n.) One who pins or impounds cattle. See Pin, v. t.
Pinnet (n.) A pinnacle.
Pinole (n.) An aromatic powder used in Italy in the manufacture of chocolate.
Pinole (n.) Parched maize, ground, and mixed with sugar, etc. Mixed with water, it makes a nutritious beverage.
Pintle (n.) A little pin.
Pintle (n.) An upright pivot pin
Pintle (n.) The pivot pin of a hinge.
Pintle (n.) A hook or pin on which a rudder hangs and turns.
Pintle (n.) A pivot about which the chassis swings, in some kinds of gun carriages.
Pintle (n.) A kingbolt of a wagon.
Pintos (n. pl.) A mountain tribe of Mexican Indians living near Acapulco. They are remarkable for having the dark skin of the face irregularly spotted with white. Called also speckled Indians.
Pinule (n.) One of the sights of an astrolabe.
Pinxit () A word appended to the artist's name or initials on a painting, or engraved copy of a painting; as, Rubens pinxit, Rubens painted (this).
Pioned (a.) A Shakespearean word of disputed meaning; perh., "abounding in marsh marigolds."
Pioner (n.) A pioneer.
Pipped (imp. & p. p.) of Pip
Pipage (n.) Transportation, as of petroleum oil, by means of a pipe conduit; also, the charge for such transportation.
Piping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pipe
Piping (v.) Playing on a musical pipe.
Piping (v.) Peaceful; favorable to, or characterized by, the music of the pipe rather than of the drum and fife.
Piping (v.) Emitting a high, shrill sound.
Piping (v.) Simmering; boiling; sizzling; hissing; -- from the sound of boiling fluids.
Piping (n.) A small cord covered with cloth, -- used as trimming for women's dresses.
Piping (n.) Pipes, collectively; as, the piping of a house.
Piping (n.) The act of playing on a pipe; the shrill noted of birds, etc.
Piping (n.) A piece cut off to be set or planted; a cutting; also, propagation by cuttings.
Pipkin (n.) A small earthen boiler.
Pippin (n.) An apple from a tree raised from the seed and not grafted; a seedling apple.
Pippin (n.) A name given to apples of several different kinds, as Newtown pippin, summer pippin, fall pippin, golden pippin.
Pipras (pl. ) of Pipra
Piqued (imp. & p. p.) of Pique
Piquet (n.) See Picket.
Piquet (n.) A game at cards played between two persons, with thirty-two cards, all the deuces, threes, fours, fives, and sixes, being set aside.
Piracy (n.) The act or crime of a pirate.
Piracy (n.) Robbery on the high seas; the taking of property from others on the open sea by open violence; without lawful authority, and with intent to steal; -- a crime answering to robbery on land.
Pirate (n.) A robber on the high seas; one who by open violence takes the property of another on the high seas; especially, one who makes it his business to cruise for robbery or plunder; a freebooter on the seas; also, one who steals in a harbor.
Pirate (n.) An armed ship or vessel which sails without a legal commission, for the purpose of plundering other vessels on the high seas.
Pirate (n.) One who infringes the law of copyright, or publishes the work of an author without permission.
Pirate (v. i.) To play the pirate; to practice robbery on the high seas.
Pirate (v. t.) To publish, as books or writings, without the permission of the author.
Piraya (n.) A large voracious fresh-water fish (Serrasalmo piraya) of South America, having lancet-shaped teeth.
Pirrie (n.) A rough gale of wind.
Pisces (n. pl.) The twelfth sign of the zodiac, marked / in almanacs.
Pisces (n. pl.) A zodiacal constellation, including the first point of Aries, which is the vernal equinoctial point; the Fish.
Pisces (n. pl.) The class of Vertebrata that includes the fishes. The principal divisions are Elasmobranchii, Ganoidei, and Teleostei.
Pistel (n.) Alt. of Pistil
Pistil (n.) An epistle.
Pistic (a.) Pure; genuine.
Pistil (n.) The seed-bearing organ of a flower. It consists of an ovary, containing the ovules or rudimentary seeds, and a stigma, which is commonly raised on an elongated portion called a style. When composed of one carpel a pistil is simple; when composed of several, it is compound. See Illust. of Flower, and Ovary.
Pistol (n.) The smallest firearm used, intended to be fired from one hand, -- now of many patterns, and bearing a great variety of names. See Illust. of Revolver.
Pistol (v. t.) To shoot with a pistol.
Piston (n.) A sliding piece which either is moved by, or moves against, fluid pressure. It usually consists of a short cylinder fitting within a cylindrical vessel along which it moves, back and forth. It is used in steam engines to receive motion from the steam, and in pumps to transmit motion to a fluid; also for other purposes.
Pitted (imp. & p. p.) of Pit
Pitchy (a.) Partaking of the qualities of pitch; resembling pitch.
Pitchy (a.) Smeared with pitch.
Pitchy (a.) Black; pitch-dark; dismal.
Pitier (n.) One who pities.
Pitmen (pl. ) of Pitman
Pitman (n.) One who works in a pit, as in mining, in sawing timber, etc.
Pitman (n.) The connecting rod in a sawmill; also, sometimes, a connecting rod in other machinery.
Pitpan (n.) A long, flat-bottomed canoe, used for the navigation of rivers and lagoons in Central America.
Pitpat (n. & adv.) See Pitapat.
Pitted (a.) Marked with little pits, as in smallpox. See Pit, v. t., 2.
Pitted (v. t.) Having minute thin spots; as, pitted ducts in the vascular parts of vegetable tissue.
Pitter (n.) A contrivance for removing the pits from peaches, plums, and other stone fruit.
Pitter (v. i.) To make a pattering sound; to murmur; as, pittering streams.
Pities (pl. ) of Pity
Pitied (imp. & p. p.) of Pity
Pixies (pl. ) of Pixie
Pizzle (n.) The penis; -- so called in some animals, as the bull.
Ribbed (imp. & p. p.) of Rib
Ribald (n./) A low, vulgar, brutal, foul-mouthed wretch; a lewd fellow.
Ribald (a.) Low; base; mean; filthy; obscene.
Riband (n.) See Ribbon.
Riband (n.) See Rib-band.
Ribaud (n.) A ribald.
Ribbed (a.) Furnished or formed with ribs; as, a ribbed cylinder; ribbed cloth.
Ribbed (a.) Intercalated with slate; -- said of a seam of coal.
Ribbon (n.) A fillet or narrow woven fabric, commonly of silk, used for trimming some part of a woman's attire, for badges, and other decorative purposes.
Ribbon (n.) A narrow strip or shred; as, a steel or magnesium ribbon; sails torn to ribbons.
Ribbon (n.) Same as Rib-band.
Ribbon (n.) Driving reins.
Ribbon (n.) A bearing similar to the bend, but only one eighth as wide.
Ribbon (n.) A silver.
Ribbon (v. t.) To adorn with, or as with, ribbons; to mark with stripes resembling ribbons.
Ribibe (n.) A sort of stringed instrument; a rebec.
Ribibe (n.) An old woman; -- in contempt.
Ribibe (n.) A bawd; a prostitute.
Riches (a.) That which makes one rich; an abundance of land, goods, money, or other property; wealth; opulence; affluence.
Riches (a.) That which appears rich, sumptuous, precious, or the like.
Richly (adv.) In a rich manner.
Ricker (n.) A stout pole for use in making a rick, or for a spar to a boat.
Rictal (a.) Of or pertaining to the rictus; as, rictal bristles.
Rictus (n.) The gape of the mouth, as of birds; -- often resricted to the corners of the mouth.
Ridded () of Rid
Ridden () p. p. of Ride.
Ridder (n.) One who, or that which, rids.
Riddle (n.) A sieve with coarse meshes, usually of wire, for separating coarser materials from finer, as chaff from grain, cinders from ashes, or gravel from sand.
Riddle (n.) A board having a row of pins, set zigzag, between which wire is drawn to straighten it.
Riddle (v. t.) To separate, as grain from the chaff, with a riddle; to pass through a riddle; as, riddle wheat; to riddle coal or gravel.
Riddle (v. t.) To perforate so as to make like a riddle; to make many holes in; as, a house riddled with shot.
Riddle (n.) Something proposed to be solved by guessing or conjecture; a puzzling question; an ambiguous proposition; an enigma; hence, anything ambiguous or puzzling.
Riddle (v. t.) To explain; to solve; to unriddle.
Riddle (v. i.) To speak ambiguously or enigmatically.
Ridden (p. p.) of Ride
Riding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ride
Rideau (n.) A small mound of earth; ground slightly elevated; a small ridge.
Rident (a.) Laughing.
Ridged (imp. & p. p.) of Ridge
Ridgel (n.) Same as Ridgelling.
Riding (n.) One of the three jurisdictions into which the county of York, in England, is divided; -- formerly under the government of a reeve. They are called the North, the East, and the West, Riding.
Riding (a.) Employed to travel; traveling; as, a riding clerk.
Riding (a.) Used for riding on; as, a riding horse.
Riding (a.) Used for riding, or when riding; devoted to riding; as, a riding whip; a riding habit; a riding day.
Riding (n.) The act or state of one who rides.
Riding (n.) A festival procession.
Riding (n.) Same as Ride, n., 3.
Riding (n.) A district in charge of an excise officer.
Riffle (n.) A trough or sluice having cleats, grooves, or steps across the bottom for holding quicksilver and catching particles of gold when auriferous earth is washed; also, one of the cleats, grooves, or steps in such a trough. Also called ripple.
Rifled (imp. & p. p.) of Rifle
Rifler (n.) One who rifles; a robber.
Rifted (imp. & p. p.) of Rift
Rifter (n.) A rafter.
Rigged (imp. & p. p.) of Rig
Rigger (n.) One who rigs or dresses; one whose occupation is to fit the rigging of a ship.
Rigger (n.) A cylindrical pulley or drum in machinery.
Riggle (v. i.) See Wriggle.
Riggle (n.) The European lance fish.
Riglet (n.) See Reglet.
Rigoll (n.) A musical instrument formerly in use, consisting of several sticks bound together, but separated by beads, and played with a stick with a ball at its end.
Riling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rile
Rillet (n.) A little rill.
Rimmed (imp. & p. p.) of Rim
Riming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rime
Rimmer (n.) An implement for cutting, trimming, or ornamenting the rim of anything, as the edges of pies, etc.; also, a reamer.
Rimose (a.) Full of rimes, fissures, or chinks.
Rimose (a.) Having long and nearly parallel clefts or chinks, like those in the bark of trees.
Rimous (a.) Rimose.
Rimple (n.) A fold or wrinkle. See Rumple.
Rimple (v. t. & i.) To rumple; to wrinkle.
Rindle (n.) A small water course or gutter.
Ringed (imp. & p. p.) of Ring
Ringed (a.) Encircled or marked with, or as with, a ring or rings.
Ringed (a.) Wearning a wedding ring; hence, lawfully wedded.
Ringer (n.) One who, or that which, rings; especially, one who rings chimes on bells.
Ringer (n.) A crowbar.
Ringer (n.) A horse that is not entitled to take part in a race, but is fraudulently got into it.
Rinker (n.) One who skates at a rink.
Rinsed (imp. & p. p.) of Rinse
Rinser (n.) One who, or that which, rinses.
Rioted (imp. & p. p.) of Riot
Rioter (n.) One who riots; a reveler; a roisterer.
Rioter (n.) One who engages in a riot. See Riot, n., 3.
Riotry (n.) The act or practice of rioting; riot.
Ripped (imp. & p. p.) of Rip
Ripely (adv.) Maturely; at the fit time.
Ripler (n.) Alt. of Ripper
Ripper (n.) One who brings fish from the seacoast to markets in inland towns.
Ripost (n.) In fencing, a return thrust after a parry.
Ripost (n.) A quick and sharp refort; a repartee.
Ripper (n.) One who, or that which, rips; a ripping tool.
Ripper (n.) A tool for trimming the edges of roofing slates.
Ripper (n.) Anything huge, extreme, startling, etc.
Ripple (v.) An implement, with teeth like those of a comb, for removing the seeds and seed vessels from flax, broom corn, etc.
Ripple (v. t.) To remove the seeds from (the stalks of flax, etc.), by means of a ripple.
Ripple (v. t.) Hence, to scratch or tear.
Ripple (v. i.) To become fretted or dimpled on the surface, as water when agitated or running over a rough bottom; to be covered with small waves or undulations, as a field of grain.
Ripple (v. i.) To make a sound as of water running gently over a rough bottom, or the breaking of ripples on the shore.
Ripple (v. t.) To fret or dimple, as the surface of running water; to cover with small waves or undulations; as, the breeze rippled the lake.
Ripple (n.) The fretting or dimpling of the surface, as of running water; little curling waves.
Ripple (n.) A little wave or undulation; a sound such as is made by little waves; as, a ripple of laughter.
Ripple (n.) a small wave on the surface of water or other liquids for which the driving force is not gravity, but surface tension.
Ripple (n.) the residual AC component in the DC current output from a rectifier, expressed as a percentage of the steady component of the current.
Ripply (a.) Having ripples; as, ripply water; hence, resembling the sound of rippling water; as, ripply laughter; a ripply cove.
Riprap (n.) A foundation or sustaining wall of stones thrown together without order, as in deep water or on a soft bottom.
Riprap (v. t.) To form a riprap in or upon.
Ripsaw (v. t.) A handsaw with coarse teeth which have but a slight set, used for cutting wood in the direction of the fiber; -- called also ripping saw.
Rising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rise
Rising (a.) Attaining a higher place; taking, or moving in, an upward direction; appearing above the horizon; ascending; as, the rising moon.
Rising (a.) Increasing in wealth, power, or distinction; as, a rising state; a rising character.
Rising (a.) Growing; advancing to adult years and to the state of active life; as, the rising generation.
Rising (prep.) More than; exceeding; upwards of; as, a horse rising six years of age.
Rising (n.) The act of one who, or that which, rises (in any sense).
Rising (n.) That which rises; a tumor; a boil.
Risked (imp. & p. p.) of Risk
Risker (n.) One who risks or hazards.
Ritual (a.) Of or pertaining to rites or ritual; as, ritual service or sacrifices; the ritual law.
Ritual (n.) A prescribed form of performing divine service in a particular church or communion; as, the Jewish ritual.
Ritual (n.) Hence, the code of ceremonies observed by an organization; as, the ritual of the freemasons.
Ritual (n.) A book containing the rites to be observed.
Rivage (n.) A bank, shore, or coast.
Rivage (n.) A duty paid to the crown for the passage of vessels on certain rivers.
Riving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rive
Rivery (a.) Having rivers; as, a rivery country.
Rivose (a.) Marked with sinuate and irregular furrows.
Rizzar (v. t.) To dry in the sun; as, rizzared haddock.
Sicken (v. t.) To make sick; to disease.
Sicken (v. t.) To make qualmish; to nauseate; to disgust; as, to sicken the stomach.
Sicken (v. t.) To impair; to weaken.
Sicken (v. i.) To become sick; to fall into disease.
Sicken (v. i.) To be filled to disgust; to be disgusted or nauseated; to be filled with abhorrence or aversion; to be surfeited or satiated.
Sicken (v. i.) To become disgusting or tedious.
Sicken (v. i.) To become weak; to decay; to languish.
Sicker (v. i.) To percolate, trickle, or ooze, as water through a crack.
Sicker (a.) Alt. of Siker
Sicker (adv.) Alt. of Siker
Sickle (n.) A reaping instrument consisting of a steel blade curved into the form of a hook, and having a handle fitted on a tang. The sickle has one side of the blade notched, so as always to sharpen with a serrated edge. Cf. Reaping hook, under Reap.
Sickle (n.) A group of stars in the constellation Leo. See Illust. of Leo.
Sickly (superl.) Somewhat sick; disposed to illness; attended with disease; as, a sickly body.
Sickly (superl.) Producing, or tending to, disease; as, a sickly autumn; a sickly climate.
Sickly (superl.) Appearing as if sick; weak; languid; pale.
Sickly (superl.) Tending to produce nausea; sickening; as, a sickly smell; sickly sentimentality.
Sickly (adv.) In a sick manner or condition; ill.
Sickly (v. t.) To make sick or sickly; -- with over, and probably only in the past participle.
Siddow (a.) Soft; pulpy.
Siding (p. pr.& vb. n.) of Side
Siding (n.) Attaching one's self to a party.
Siding (n.) A side track, as a railroad; a turnout.
Siding (n.) The covering of the outside wall of a frame house, whether made of weatherboards, vertical boarding with cleats, shingles, or the like.
Siding (n.) The thickness of a rib or timber, measured, at right angles with its side, across the curved edge; as, a timber having a siding of ten inches.
Sidled (imp. & p. p.) of Sidle
Sienna (n.) Clay that is colored red or brown by the oxides of iron or manganese, and used as a pigment. It is used either in the raw state or burnt.
Sierra (n.) A ridge of mountain and craggy rocks, with a serrated or irregular out
Siesta (n.) A short sleep taken about the middle of the day, or after dinner; a midday nap.
Sifted (imp. & p. p.) of Sift
Sifter (n.) One who, or that which, sifts.
Sifter (n.) Any lamellirostral bird, as a duck or goose; -- so called because it sifts or strains its food from the water and mud by means of the lamell/ of the beak.
Sigger (v. i.) Same as
Sighed (imp. & p. p.) of Sigh
Sigher (n.) One who sighs.
Sigmas (pl. ) of Sigma
Signed (imp. & p. p.) of Sign
Signal (n.) A sign made for the purpose of giving notice to a person of some occurence, command, or danger; also, a sign, event, or watchword, which has been agreed upon as the occasion of concerted action.
Signal (n.) A token; an indication; a foreshadowing; a sign.
Signal (a.) Noticeable; distinguished from what is ordinary; eminent; remarkable; memorable; as, a signal exploit; a signal service; a signal act of benevolence.
Signal (a.) Of or pertaining to signals, or the use of signals in conveying information; as, a signal flag or officer.
Signal (v. t.) To communicate by signals; as, to signal orders.
Signal (v. t.) To notify by a signals; to make a signal or signals to; as, to signal a fleet to anchor.
Signer (n.) One who signs or subscribes his name; as, a memorial with a hundred signers.
Signet (n.) A seal; especially, in England, the seal used by the sovereign in sealing private letters and grants that pass by bill under the sign manual; -- called also privy signet.
Signor (n.) Alt. of Signore
Silage (n. & v.) Short for Ensilage.
Silene (n.) A genus of caryophyllaceous plants, usually covered with a viscid secretion by which insects are caught; catchfly.
Silent (a.) Free from sound or noise; absolutely still; perfectly quiet.
Silent (a.) Not speaking; indisposed to talk; speechless; mute; taciturn; not loquacious; not talkative.
Silent (a.) Keeping at rest; inactive; calm; undisturbed; as, the wind is silent.
Silent (a.) Not pronounced; having no sound; quiescent; as, e is silent in "fable."
Silent (a.) Having no effect; not operating; inefficient.
Silent (n.) That which is silent; a time of silence.
Silica (n.) Silicon dioxide, SiO/. It constitutes ordinary quartz (also opal and tridymite), and is artifically prepared as a very fine, white, tasteless, inodorous powder.
Siling () a. & n. from Sile to strain.
Silken (a.) Of or pertaining to silk; made of, or resembling, silk; as, silken cloth; a silken veil.
Silken (a.) Fig.: Soft; delicate; tender; smooth; as, silken language.
Silken (a.) Dressed in silk.
Silken (v. t.) To render silken or silklike.
Siller (n.) Silver.
Sillon (n.) A work raised in the middle of a wide ditch, to defend it.
Silted (imp. & p. p.) of Silt
Silure (n.) A fish of the genus Silurus, as the sheatfish; a siluroid.
Silvas (pl. ) of Silva
Silvae (pl. ) of Silva
Silvan (a.) Of or pertaining to woods; composed of woods or groves; woody.
Silvan (n.) See Sylvanium.
Silvas (n. pl.) Alt. of Selvas
Selvas (n. pl.) Vast woodland plains of South America.
Silver (n.) A soft white metallic element, sonorous, ductile, very malleable, and capable of a high degree of polish. It is found native, and also combined with sulphur, arsenic, antimony, chlorine, etc., in the minerals argentite, proustite, pyrargyrite, ceragyrite, etc. Silver is one of the "noble" metals, so-called, not being easily oxidized, and is used for coin, jewelry, plate, and a great variety of articles. Symbol Ag (Argentum). Atomic weight 107.7. Specific gravity 10.5.
Silver (n.) Coin made of silver; silver money.
Silver (n.) Anything having the luster or appearance of silver.
Silver (n.) The color of silver.
Silver (a.) Of or pertaining to silver; made of silver; as, silver leaf; a silver cup.
Silver (a.) Resembling silver.
Silver (a.) Bright; resplendent; white.
Silver (a.) Precious; costly.
Silver (a.) Giving a clear, ringing sound soft and clear.
Silver (a.) Sweet; gentle; peaceful.
Silver (v. t.) To cover with silver; to give a silvery appearance to by applying a metal of a silvery color; as, to silver a pin; to silver a glass mirror plate with an amalgam of tin and mercury.
Silver (v. t.) To polish like silver; to impart a brightness to, like that of silver.
Silver (v. t.) To make hoary, or white, like silver.
Silver (v. i.) To acquire a silvery color.
Simial (a.) Simian; apelike.
Simian (a.) Of or pertaining to the family Simiadae, which, in its widest sense, includes all the Old World apes and monkeys; also, apelike.
Simian (n.) Any Old World monkey or ape.
Simile (n.) A word or phrase by which anything is likened, in one or more of its aspects, to something else; a similitude; a poetical or imaginative comparison.
Simmer (v. i.) To boil gently, or with a gentle hissing; to begin to boil.
Simmer (v. t.) To cause to boil gently; to cook in liquid heated almost or just to the boiling point.
Simnel (n.) A kind of cake made of fine flour; a cracknel.
Simnel (n.) A kind of rich plum cake, eaten especially on Mid-Lent Sunday.
Simony (n.) The crime of buying or selling ecclesiastical preferment; the corrupt presentation of any one to an ecclesiastical benefice for money or reward.
Simoom (n.) Alt. of Simoon
Simoon (n.) A hot, dry, suffocating, dust-laden wind, that blows occasionally in Arabia, Syria, and neighboring countries, generated by the extreme heat of the parched deserts or sandy plains.
Simous (a.) Having a very flat or snub nose, with the end turned up.
Simpai (n.) A long-tailed monkey (Semnopitchecus melalophus) native of Sumatra. It has a crest of black hair. The forehead and cheeks are fawn color, the upper parts tawny and red, the under parts white. Called also black-crested monkey, and sinpae.
Simper (v. i.) To smile in a silly, affected, or conceited manner.
Simper (v. i.) To glimmer; to twinkle.
Simper (n.) A constrained, self-conscious smile; an affected, silly smile; a smirk.
Simple (a.) Single; not complex; not infolded or entangled; uncombined; not compounded; not blended with something else; not complicated; as, a simple substance; a simple idea; a simple sound; a simple machine; a simple problem; simple tasks.
Simple (a.) Plain; unadorned; as, simple dress.
Simple (a.) Mere; not other than; being only.
Simple (a.) Not given to artifice, stratagem, or duplicity; undesigning; sincere; true.
Simple (a.) Artless in manner; unaffected; unconstrained; natural; inartificial;; straightforward.
Simple (a.) Direct; clear; intelligible; not abstruse or enigmatical; as, a simple statement; simple language.
Simple (a.) Weak in intellect; not wise or sagacious; of but moderate understanding or attainments; hence, foolish; silly.
Simple (a.) Not luxurious; without much variety; plain; as, a simple diet; a simple way of living.
Simple (a.) Humble; lowly; undistinguished.
Simple (a.) Without subdivisions; entire; as, a simple stem; a simple leaf.
Simple (a.) Not capable of being decomposed into anything more simple or ultimate by any means at present known; elementary; thus, atoms are regarded as simple bodies. Cf. Ultimate, a.
Simple (a.) Homogenous.
Simple (a.) Consisting of a single individual or zooid; as, a simple ascidian; -- opposed to compound.
Simple (a.) Something not mixed or compounded.
Simple (a.) A medicinal plant; -- so called because each vegetable was supposed to possess its particular virtue, and therefore to constitute a simple remedy.
Simple (a.) A drawloom.
Simple (a.) A part of the apparatus for raising the heddles of a drawloom.
Simple (a.) A feast which is not a double or a semidouble.
Simple (v. i.) To gather simples, or medicinal plants.
Simply (adv.) In a simple manner or state; considered in or by itself; without addition; along; merely; solely; barely.
Simply (adv.) Plainly; without art or subtlety.
Simply (adv.) Weakly; foolishly.
Sinned (imp. & p. p.) of Sin
Sinaic (a.) Alt. of Sinaitic
Sindon (n.) A wrapper.
Sindon (n.) A small rag or pledget introduced into the hole in the cranium made by a trephine.
Sinewy (a.) Pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling, a sinew or sinews.
Sinewy (a.) Well braced with, or as if with, sinews; nervous; vigorous; strong; firm; tough; as, the sinewy Ajax.
Sinful (a.) Tainted with, or full of, sin; wicked; iniquitous; criminal; unholy; as, sinful men; sinful thoughts.
Singed (imp. & p. p.) of Singe
Singer (n.) One who, or that which, singes.
Singer (n.) One employed to singe cloth.
Singer (n.) A machine for singeing cloth.
Singer (n.) One who sings; especially, one whose profession is to sing.
Single (a.) One only, as distinguished from more than one; consisting of one alone; individual; separate; as, a single star.
Single (a.) Alone; having no companion.
Single (a.) Hence, unmarried; as, a single man or woman.
Single (a.) Not doubled, twisted together, or combined with others; as, a single thread; a single strand of a rope.
Single (a.) Performed by one person, or one on each side; as, a single combat.
Single (a.) Uncompounded; pure; unmixed.
Single (a.) Not deceitful or artful; honest; sincere.
Single (a.) Simple; not wise; weak; silly.
Single (v. t.) To select, as an individual person or thing, from among a number; to choose out from others; to separate.
Single (v. t.) To sequester; to withdraw; to retire.
Single (v. t.) To take alone, or one by one.
Single (v. i.) To take the irrregular gait called single-foot;- said of a horse. See Single-foot.
Single (n.) A unit; one; as, to score a single.
Single (n.) The reeled filaments of silk, twisted without doubling to give them firmness.
Single (n.) A handful of gleaned grain.
Single (n.) A game with but one player on each side; -- usually in the plural.
Single (n.) A hit by a batter which enables him to reach first base only.
Singly (adv.) Individually; particularly; severally; as, to make men singly and personally good.
Singly (adv.) Only; by one's self; alone.
Singly (adv.) Without partners, companions, or associates; single-handed; as, to attack another singly.
Singly (adv.) Honestly; sincerely; simply.
Singly (adv.) Singularly; peculiarly.
Sunken () of Sink
Sinker (n.) One who, or that which, sinks.
Sinker (n.) A weight on something, as on a fish
Sinker (n.) In knitting machines, one of the thin plates, blades, or other devices, that depress the loops upon or between the needles.
Sinner (n.) One who has sinned; especially, one who has sinned without repenting; hence, a persistent and incorrigible transgressor; one condemned by the law of God.
Sinner (v. i.) To act as a sinner.
Sinnet (n.) See Sennit .
Sinque (n.) See Cinque.
Sinter (n.) Dross, as of iron; the scale which files from iron when hammered; -- applied as a name to various minerals.
Sintoc (n.) A kind of spice used in the East Indies, consisting of the bark of a species of Cinnamomum.
Sipped (imp. & p. p.) of Sip
Sipage (n.) See Seepage.
Siphon (n.) A device, consisting of a pipe or tube bent so as to form two branches or legs of unequal length, by which a liquid can be transferred to a lower level, as from one vessel to another, over an intermediate elevation, by the action of the pressure of the atmosphere in forcing the liquid up the shorter branch of the pipe immersed in it, while the continued excess of weight of the liquid in the longer branch (when once filled) causes a continuous flow. The flow takes place only when th
Siphon (n.) One of the tubes or folds of the mantle border of a bivalve or gastropod mollusk by which water is conducted into the gill cavity. See Illust. under Mya, and Lamellibranchiata.
Siphon (n.) The anterior prolongation of the margin of any gastropod shell for the protection of the soft siphon.
Siphon (n.) The tubular organ through which water is ejected from the gill cavity of a cephaloid. It serves as a locomotive organ, by guiding and confining the jet of water. Called also siphuncle. See Illust. under Loligo, and Dibranchiata.
Siphon (n.) The siphuncle of a cephalopod shell.
Siphon (n.) The sucking proboscis of certain parasitic insects and crustaceans.
Siphon (n.) A sproutlike prolongation in front of the mouth of many gephyreans.
Siphon (n.) A tubular organ connected both with the esophagus and the intestine of certain sea urchins and annelids.
Siphon (n.) A siphon bottle.
Siphon (v. t.) To convey, or draw off, by means of a siphon, as a liquid from one vessel to another at a lower level.
Sipper (n.) One whi sips.
Sippet (n.) A small sop; a small, thin piece of toasted bread soaked in milk, broth, or the like; a small piece of toasted or fried bread cut into some special shape and used for garnishing.
Sipple (v. i.) To sip often.
Sircar (n.) A Hindoo clerk or accountant.
Sircar (n.) A district or province; a circar.
Sircar (n.) The government; the supreme authority of the state.
Sirdar (n.) A native chief in Hindostan; a headman.
Siring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sire
Sirene (n.) See Siren, 6.
Sirius (n.) The Dog Star. See Dog Star.
Sirrah (n.) A term of address implying inferiority and used in anger, contempt, reproach, or disrespectful familiarity, addressed to a man or boy, but sometimes to a woman. In sililoquies often preceded by ah. Not used in the plural.
Sirupy (a.) Alt. of Syrupy
Syrupy (a.) Like sirup, or partaking of its qualities.
Siskin (n.) A small green and yellow European finch (Spinus spinus, or Carduelis spinus); -- called also aberdevine.
Siskin (n.) The American pinefinch (S. pinus); -- called also pine siskin. See Pinefinch.
Sissoo (n.) A leguminous tree (Dalbergia Sissoo) of the northern parts of India; also, the dark brown compact and durable timber obtained from it. It is used in shipbuilding and for gun carriages, railway ties, etc.
Sister (n.) A female who has the same parents with another person, or who has one of them only. In the latter case, she is more definitely called a half sister. The correlative of brother.
Sister (n.) A woman who is closely allied to, or assocciated with, another person, as in the sdame faith, society, order, or community.
Sister (n.) One of the same kind, or of the same condition; -- generally used adjectively; as, sister fruits.
Sister (v. t.) To be sister to; to resemble closely.
Sitten () of Sit
Sithed (a.) Scythed.
Sithen (adv. & conj.) Since; afterwards. See 1st Sith.
Sitten () p. p. of Sit, for sat.
Sitter (n.) One who sits; esp., one who sits for a portrait or a bust.
Sitter (n.) A bird that sits or incubates.
Sizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Size
Sizing (n.) Act of covering or treating with size.
Sizing (n.) A weak glue used in various trades; size.
Sizing (n.) The act of sorting with respect to size.
Sizing (n.) The act of bringing anything to a certain size.
Sizing (n.) Food and drink ordered from the buttery by a student.
Sizzle (v. i.) To make a hissing sound; to fry, or to dry and shrivel up, with a hissing sound.
Sizzle (n.) A hissing sound, as of something frying over a fire.
Tibiae (pl. ) of Tibia
Tibial (a.) Of or pertaining to a tibia.
Tibial (a.) Of or pertaining to a pipe or flute.
Tibial (n.) A tibial bone; a tibiale.
Tibio- () A combining form used in anatomy to indicate connection with, or relation to, the tibia; as, tibiotarsus, tibiofibular.
Tibrie (n.) The pollack.
Ticked (imp. & p. p.) of Tick
Ticken (n.) See Ticking.
Ticker (n.) One who, or that which, ticks, or produces a ticking sound, as a watch or clock, a telegraphic sounder, etc.
Ticket (v.) A small piece of paper, cardboard, or the like, serving as a notice, certificate, or distinguishing token of something.
Ticket (v.) A little note or notice.
Ticket (v.) A tradesman's bill or account.
Ticket (v.) A certificate or token of right of admission to a place of assembly, or of passage in a public conveyance; as, a theater ticket; a railroad or steamboat ticket.
Ticket (v.) A label to show the character or price of goods.
Ticket (v.) A certificate or token of a share in a lottery or other scheme for distributing money, goods, or the like.
Ticket (v.) A printed list of candidates to be voted for at an election; a set of nominations by one party for election; a ballot.
Ticket (v. t.) To distinguish by a ticket; to put a ticket on; as, to ticket goods.
Ticket (v. t.) To furnish with a tickets; to book; as, to ticket passengers to California.
Tickle (v. t.) To touch lightly, so as to produce a peculiar thrilling sensation, which commonly causes laughter, and a kind of spasm which become dengerous if too long protracted.
Tickle (v. t.) To please; to gratify; to make joyous.
Tickle (v. i.) To feel titillation.
Tickle (v. i.) To excite the sensation of titillation.
Tickle (a.) Ticklish; easily tickled.
Tickle (a.) Liable to change; uncertain; inconstant.
Tickle (a.) Wavering, or liable to waver and fall at the slightest touch; unstable; easily overthrown.
Tidbit (n.) A delicate or tender piece of anything eatable; a delicious morsel.
Tidder (v. t.) Alt. of Tiddle
Tiddle (v. t.) To use with tenderness; to fondle.
Tidife (n.) The blue titmouse.
Tidily (adv.) In a tidy manner.
Tiding (n.) Tidings.
Tidley (n.) The wren.
Tidley (n.) The goldcrest.
Tidies (pl. ) of Tidy
Tidied (imp. & p. p.) of Tidy
Tiebar (n.) A flat bar used as a tie.
Tierce (n.) A cask whose content is one third of a pipe; that is, forty-two wine gallons; also, a liquid measure of forty-two wine, or thirty-five imperial, gallons.
Tierce (n.) A cask larger than a barrel, and smaller than a hogshead or a puncheon, in which salt provisions, rice, etc., are packed for shipment.
Tierce (n.) The third tone of the scale. See Mediant.
Tierce (n.) A sequence of three playing cards of the same suit. Tierce of ace, king, queen, is called tierce-major.
Tierce (n.) A position in thrusting or parrying in which the wrist and nails are turned downward.
Tierce (n.) The third hour of the day, or nine a. m,; one of the canonical hours; also, the service appointed for that hour.
Tierce (a.) Divided into three equal parts of three different tinctures; -- said of an escutcheon.
Tiewig (n.) A wig having a tie or ties, or one having some of the curls tied up; also, a wig tied upon the head.
Tiffed (imp. & p. p.) of Tiff
Tiffin (n.) A lunch, or slight repast between breakfast and dinner; -- originally, a Provincial English word, but introduced into India, and brought back to England in a special sense.
Tights (n. pl.) Close-fitting garments, especially for the lower part of the body and the legs.
Tiglic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid, C4H7CO2H (called also methyl crotonic acid), homologous with crotonic acid, and obtained from croton oil (from Croton Tiglium) as a white crystal
Tiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tile
Tilery (n.) A place where tiles are made or burned; a tile kiln.
Tiling (n.) A surface covered with tiles, or composed of tiles.
Tiling (n.) Tiles, collectively.
Tilled (imp. & p. p.) of Till
Tiller (v. t.) One who tills; a husbandman; a cultivator; a plowman.
Tiller (n.) A shoot of a plant, springing from the root or bottom of the original stalk; a sucker.
Tiller (n.) A sprout or young tree that springs from a root or stump.
Tiller (n.) A young timber tree.
Tiller (v. i.) To put forth new shoots from the root, or round the bottom of the original stalk; as, wheat or rye tillers; some spread plants by tillering.
Tiller (n.) A lever of wood or metal fitted to the rudder head and used for turning side to side in steering. In small boats hand power is used; in large vessels, the tiller is moved by means of mechanical appliances. See Illust. of Rudder. Cf. 2d Helm, 1.
Tiller (n.) The stalk, or handle, of a crossbow; also, sometimes, the bow itself.
Tiller (n.) The handle of anything.
Tiller (n.) A small drawer; a till.
Tilley () Alt. of Tilley seed
Tillet (n.) A bag made of thin glazed muslin, used as a wrapper for dress goods.
Tillow (v. i.) See 3d Tiller.
Tilmus (n.) Floccillation.
Tilted (imp. & p. p.) of Tilt
Tilter (n.) One who tilts, or jousts; hence, one who fights.
Tilter (n.) One who operates a tilt hammer.
Timbal (n.) A kettledrum. See Tymbal.
Timber (n.) A certain quantity of fur skins, as of martens, ermines, sables, etc., packed between boards; being in some cases forty skins, in others one hundred and twenty; -- called also timmer.
Timber (n.) The crest on a coat of arms.
Timber (v. t.) To surmount as a timber does.
Timber (n.) That sort of wood which is proper for buildings or for tools, utensils, furniture, carriages, fences, ships, and the like; -- usually said of felled trees, but sometimes of those standing. Cf. Lumber, 3.
Timber (n.) The body, stem, or trunk of a tree.
Timber (n.) Fig.: Material for any structure.
Timber (n.) A single piece or squared stick of wood intended for building, or already framed; collectively, the larger pieces or sticks of wood, forming the framework of a house, ship, or other structure, in distinction from the covering or boarding.
Timber (n.) Woods or forest; wooden land.
Timber (n.) A rib, or a curving piece of wood, branching outward from the keel and bending upward in a vertical direction. One timber is composed of several pieces united.
Timber (v. t.) To furnish with timber; -- chiefly used in the past participle.
Timber (v. i.) To light on a tree.
Timber (v. i.) To make a nest.
Timbre (n.) See 1st Timber.
Timbre (n.) The crest on a coat of arms.
Timbre (n.) The quality or tone distinguishing voices or instruments; tone color; clang tint; as, the timbre of the voice; the timbre of a violin. See Tone, and Partial tones, under Partial.
Timing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Time
Timely (superl.) Being or occurring in good time; sufficiently early; seasonable.
Timely (superl.) Keeping time or measure.
Timely (adv.) Early; soon; in good season.
Timist (n.) A performer who keeps good time.
Timist (n.) A timeserver.
Timmer (n.) Same as 1st Timber.
Timous (a.) Timely; seasonable.
Tinned (imp. & p. p.) of Tin
Tincal (n.) Crude native borax, formerly imported from Thibet. It was once the chief source of boric compounds. Cf. Borax.
Tindal (n.) A petty officer among lascars, or native East Indian sailors; a boatswain's mate; a cockswain.
Tindal (n.) An attendant on an army.
Tinder (n.) Something very inflammable, used for kindling fire from a spark, as scorched
Tinean (n.) Any species of Tinea, or of the family Tineidae, which includes numerous small moths, many of which are injurious to woolen and fur goods and to cultivated plants. Also used adjectively.
Tineid (n.) Same as Tinean.
Tinged (imp. & p. p.) of Tinge
Tinger (n.) One who, or that which, tinges.
Tingid (a.) Of or pertaining to the genus Tingis.
Tingis (n.) A genus of small hemipterous insects which injure trees by sucking the sap from the leaves. See Illustration in Appendix.
Tingle (v. i.) To feel a kind of thrilling sensation, as in hearing a shrill sound.
Tingle (v. i.) To feel a sharp, thrilling pain.
Tingle (v. i.) To have, or to cause, a sharp, thrilling sensation, or a slight pricking sensation.
Tinker (n.) A mender of brass kettles, pans, and other metal ware.
Tinker (n.) One skilled in a variety of small mechanical work.
Tinker (n.) A small mortar on the end of a staff.
Tinker (n.) A young mackerel about two years old.
Tinker (n.) The chub mackerel.
Tinker (n.) The silversides.
Tinker (n.) A skate.
Tinker (n.) The razor-billed auk.
Tinker (v. t.) To mend or solder, as metal wares; hence, more generally, to mend.
Tinker (v. i.) To busy one's self in mending old kettles, pans, etc.; to play the tinker; to be occupied with small mechanical works.
Tinkle (n.) The common guillemot.
Tinkle (v. i.) To make, or give forth, small, quick, sharp sounds, as a piece of metal does when struck; to clink.
Tinkle (v. i.) To hear, or resound with, a small, sharp sound.
Tinkle (v. t.) To cause to clonk, or make small, sharp, quick sounds.
Tinkle (n.) A small, sharp, quick sound, as that made by striking metal.
Tinmen (pl. ) of Tinman
Tinman (n.) A manufacturer of tin vessels; a dealer in tinware.
Tinned (a.) Covered, or plated, with tin; as, a tinned roof; tinned iron.
Tinned (a.) Packed in tin cases; canned; as, tinned meats.
Tinnen (a.) Made or consisting of tin.
Tinner (n.) One who works in a tin mine.
Tinner (n.) One who makes, or works in, tinware; a tinman.
Tinsel (n.) A shining material used for ornamental purposes; especially, a very thin, gauzelike cloth with much gold or silver woven into it; also, very thin metal overlaid with a thin coating of gold or silver, brass foil, or the like.
Tinsel (n.) Something shining and gaudy; something superficially shining and showy, or having a false luster, and more gay than valuable.
Tinsel (a.) Showy to excess; gaudy; specious; superficial.
Tinsel (v. t.) To adorn with tinsel; to deck out with cheap but showy ornaments; to make gaudy.
Tinted (imp. & p. p.) of Tint
Tintle (n.) The wren.
Tipped (imp. & p. p.) of Tip
Tipcat (n.) A game in which a small piece of wood pointed at both ends, called a cat, is tipped, or struck with a stick or bat, so as to fly into the air.
Tipper (n.) A kind of ale brewed with brackish water obtained from a particular well; -- so called from the first brewer of it, one Thomas Tipper.
Tippet (n.) A cape, or scarflike garment for covering the neck, or the neck and shoulders, -- usually made of fur, cloth, or other warm material.
Tippet (n.) A length of twisted hair or gut in a fish
Tippet (n.) A handful of straw bound together at one end, and used for thatching.
Tipple (v. i.) To drink spirituous or strong liquors habitually; to indulge in the frequent and improper used of spirituous liquors; especially, to drink frequently in small quantities, but without absolute drunkeness.
Tipple (v. t.) To drink, as strong liquors, frequently or in excess.
Tipple (v. t.) To put up in bundles in order to dry, as hay.
Tipple (n.) Liquor taken in tippling; drink.
Tiptoe (n.) The end, or tip, of the toe.
Tiptoe (a.) Being on tiptoe, or as on tiptoe; hence, raised as high as possible; lifted up; exalted; also, alert.
Tiptoe (a.) Noiseless; stealthy.
Tiptoe (v. i.) To step or walk on tiptoe.
Tiptop (n.) The highest or utmost degree; the best of anything.
Tiptop (a.) Very excellent; most excellent; perfect.
Tipula (n.) Any one of many species of long-legged dipterous insects belonging to Tipula and allied genera. They have long and slender bodies. See Crane fly, under Crane.
Tip-up (n.) The spotted sandpiper; -- called also teeter-tail. See under Sandpiper.
Tirade (n.) A declamatory strain or flight of censure or abuse; a rambling invective; an oration or harangue abounding in censorious and bitter language.
Tiring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tire
T iron () See under T.
Tirrit (n.) A word from the vocabulary of Mrs. Quickly, the hostess in Shakespeare's Henry IV., probably meaning terror.
Tirwit (n.) The lapwing.
Tisane (n.) See Ptisan.
Tissue (n.) A woven fabric.
Tissue (n.) A fine transparent silk stuff, used for veils, etc.; specifically, cloth interwoven with gold or silver threads, or embossed with figures.
Tissue (n.) One of the elementary materials or fibres, having a uniform structure and a specialized function, of which ordinary animals and plants are composed; a texture; as, epithelial tissue; connective tissue.
Tissue (n.) Fig.: Web; texture; complicated fabrication; connected series; as, a tissue of forgeries, or of falsehood.
Tissue (v. t.) To form tissue of; to interweave.
Titbit (n.) Same as Tidbit.
Tithed (imp. & p. p.) of Tithe
Tither (n.) One who collects tithes.
Tither (n.) One who pays tithes.
Tithly (a.) Tightly; nimbly.
Titled (imp. & p. p.) of Title
Titled (a.) Having or bearing a title.
Titler (n.) A large truncated cone of refined sugar.
Titmal (n.) The blue titmouse.
Titter (v. t.) To laugh with the tongue striking against the root of the upper teeth; to laugh with restraint, or without much noise; to giggle.
Titter (n.) A restrained laugh.
Titter (v. i.) To seesaw. See Teeter.
Tittle (n.) A particle; a minute part; a jot; an iota.
Viable (a.) Capable of living; born alive and with such form and development of organs as to be capable of living; -- said of a newborn, or a prematurely born, infant.
Vialed (imp. & p. p.) of Vial
Viatic (a.) Of or pertaining to a journey or traveling.
Vibrio (n.) A genus of motile bacteria characterized by short, slightly sinuous filaments and an undulatory motion; also, an individual of this genus.
Vicary (n.) A vicar.
Vicing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vice
Vicety (n.) Fault; defect; coarseness.
Vicine (a.) Near; neighboring; vicinal.
Vicine (n.) An alkaloid ex tracted from the seeds of the vetch (Vicia sativa) as a white crystal
Victim (n.) A living being sacrificed to some deity, or in the performance of a religious rite; a creature immolated, or made an offering of.
Victim (n.) A person or thing destroyed or sacrificed in the pursuit of an object, or in gratification of a passion; as, a victim to jealousy, lust, or ambition.
Victim (n.) A person or living creature destroyed by, or suffering grievous injury from, another, from fortune or from accident; as, the victim of a defaulter; the victim of a railroad accident.
Victim (n.) Hence, one who is duped, or cheated; a dupe; a gull.
Victor (n.) The winner in a contest; one who gets the better of another in any struggle; esp., one who defeats an enemy in battle; a vanquisher; a conqueror; -- often followed by art, rarely by of.
Victor (n.) A destroyer.
Victor (a.) Victorious.
Victus (n.) Food; diet.
Vicu?a (n.) Alt. of Vicugna
Vidame (n.) One of a class of temporal officers who originally represented the bishops, but later erected their offices into fiefs, and became feudal nobles.
Vidual (a.) Of or pertaining to the state of a widow; widowed.
Vielle (n.) An old stringed instrument played upon with a wheel; a hurdy-gurdy.
Viewed (imp. & p. p.) of View
Viewer (n.) One who views or examines.
Viewer (n.) A person appointed to inspect highways, fences, or the like, and to report upon the same.
Viewer (n.) The superintendent of a coal mine.
Viewly (a.) Alt. of Viewsome
Vigily (n.) A vigil.
Viking (n.) One belonging to the pirate crews from among the Northmen, who plundered the coasts of Europe in the eighth, ninth, and tenth centuries.
Vilany (n.) Villainy.
Vilify (v. t.) To make vile; to debase; to degrade; to disgrace.
Vilify (v. t.) To degrade or debase by report; to defame; to traduce; to calumniate.
Vilify (v. t.) To treat as vile; to despise.
Vility (n.) Vileness; baseness.
Villas (pl. ) of Villa
Villan (n.) A villain.
Villus (n.) One of the minute papillary processes on certain vascular membranes; a villosity; as, villi cover the lining of the small intestines of many animals and serve to increase the absorbing surface.
Villus (n.) Fine hairs on plants, resembling the pile of velvet.
Vineal (a.) Of or pertaining to vines; containing vines.
Vinery (n.) A vineyard.
Vinery (n.) A structure, usually inclosed with glass, for rearing and protecting vines; a grapery.
Vinose (a.) Vinous.
Vinous (a.) Of or pertaining to wine; having the qualities of wine; as, a vinous taste.
Vintry (n.) A place where wine is sold.
Violet (n.) Any plant or flower of the genus Viola, of many species. The violets are generally low, herbaceous plants, and the flowers of many of the species are blue, while others are white or yellow, or of several colors, as the pansy (Viola tricolor).
Violet (n.) The color of a violet, or that part of the spectrum farthest from red. It is the most refrangible part of the spectrum.
Violet (n.) In art, a color produced by a combination of red and blue in equal proportions; a bluish purple color.
Violet (n.) Any one of numerous species of small violet-colored butterflies belonging to Lycaena, or Rusticus, and allied genera.
Violet (n.) Dark blue, inclining to red; bluish purple; having a color produced by red and blue combined.
Violin (n.) A small instrument with four strings, played with a bow; a fiddle.
Virago (n.) A woman of extraordinary stature, strength, and courage; a woman who has the robust body and mascu
Virago (n.) Hence, a mannish woman; a bold, turbulent woman; a termagant; a vixen.
Virent (a.) Green; not withered.
Virger (n.) See Verger.
Virgin (n.) A woman who has had no carnal knowledge of man; a maid.
Virgin (n.) A person of the male sex who has not known sexual indulgence.
Virgin (n.) See Virgo.
Virgin (n.) Any one of several species of gossamer-winged butterflies of the family Lycaenidae.
Virgin (n.) A female insect producing eggs from which young are hatched, though there has been no fecundation by a male; a parthenogenetic insect.
Virgin (a.) Being a virgin; chaste; of or pertaining to a virgin; becoming a virgin; maidenly; modest; indicating modesty; as, a virgin blush.
Virgin (a.) Pure; undefiled; unmixed; fresh; new; as, virgin soil; virgin gold.
Virgin (a.) Not yet pregnant; impregnant.
Virgin (v. i.) To act the virgin; to be or keep chaste; -- followed by it. See It, 5.
Virial (n.) A certain function relating to a system of forces and their points of application, -- first used by Clausius in the investigation of problems in molecular physics.
Virile (a.) Having the nature, properties, or qualities, of an adult man; characteristic of developed manhood; hence, masterful; forceful; specifically, capable of begetting; -- opposed to womanly, feminine, and puerile; as, virile age, virile power, virile organs.
Virole (n.) A ring surrounding a bugle or hunting horn.
Virose (a.) Having a nauseous odor; fetid; poisonous.
Virtue (n.) Manly strength or courage; bravery; daring; spirit; valor.
Virtue (n.) Active quality or power; capacity or power adequate to the production of a given effect; energy; strength; potency; efficacy; as, the virtue of a medicine.
Virtue (n.) Energy or influence operating without contact of the material or sensible substance.
Virtue (n.) Excellence; value; merit; meritoriousness; worth.
Virtue (n.) Specifically, moral excellence; integrity of character; purity of soul; performance of duty.
Virtue (n.) A particular moral excellence; as, the virtue of temperance, of charity, etc.
Virtue (n.) Specifically: Chastity; purity; especially, the chastity of women; virginity.
Virtue (n.) One of the orders of the celestial hierarchy.
Visaed (imp. & p. p.) of Visa
Visage (n.) The face, countenance, or look of a person or an animal; -- chiefly applied to the human face.
Visage (v. t.) To face.
Visard (n.) A mask. See Visor.
Visard (v. t.) To mask.
Viscid (a.) Sticking or adhering, and having a ropy or glutinous consistency; viscous; glutinous; sticky; tenacious; clammy; as, turpentine, tar, gums, etc., are more or less viscid.
Viscin (n.) A clear, viscous, tasteless substance extracted from the mucilaginous sap of the mistletoe (Viscum album), holly, etc., and constituting an essential ingredient of birdlime.
Viscum (n.) A genus of parasitic shrubs, including the mistletoe of Europe.
Viscum (n.) Birdlime, which is often made from the berries of the European mistletoe.
Viscus (n.) One of the organs, as the brain, heart, or stomach, in the great cavities of the body of an animal; -- especially used in the plural, and applied to the organs contained in the abdomen.
Viseed (imp. & p. p.) of Vise
Vishnu (n.) A divinity of the modern Hindu trimurti, or trinity. He is regarded as the preserver, while Brahma is the creator, and Siva the destroyer of the creation.
Vision (v.) The act of seeing external objects; actual sight.
Vision (v.) The faculty of seeing; sight; one of the five senses, by which colors and the physical qualities of external objects are appreciated as a result of the stimulating action of light on the sensitive retina, an expansion of the optic nerve.
Vision (v.) That which is seen; an object of sight.
Vision (v.) Especially, that which is seen otherwise than by the ordinary sight, or the rational eye; a supernatural, prophetic, or imaginary sight; an apparition; a phantom; a specter; as, the visions of Isaiah.
Vision (v.) Hence, something unreal or imaginary; a creation of fancy.
Vision (v. t.) To see in a vision; to dream.
Visite (n.) A light cape or short cloak of silk or lace worn by women in summer.
Visive (a.) Of or pertaining to the sight; visual.
Vistas (pl. ) of Vista
Visual (a.) Of or pertaining to sight; used in sight; serving as the instrument of seeing; as, the visual nerve.
Visual (a.) That can be seen; visible.
Vitals (n. pl.) Organs that are necessary for life; more especially, the heart, lungs, and brain.
Vitals (n. pl.) Fig.: The part essential to the life or health of anything; as, the vitals of a state.
Vitric (a.) Having the nature and qualities of glass; glasslike; -- distinguished from ceramic.
Vittae (pl. ) of Vitta
Vivace (a. & adv.) Brisk; vivacious; with spirit; -- a direction to perform a passage in a brisk and lively manner.
Vivary (n.) A vivarium.
Vively (adv.) In a lively manner.
Vivers (n. pl.) Provisions; victuals.
Vivify (v. t.) To endue with life; to make to be living; to quicken; to animate.
Vizard (n.) A mask; a visor.
Vizier (n.) A councilor of state; a high executive officer in Turkey and other Oriental countries.
Wicked (a.) Having a wick; -- used chiefly in composition; as, a two-wicked lamp.
Wicked (a.) Evil in principle or practice; deviating from morality; contrary to the moral or divine law; addicted to vice or sin; sinful; immoral; profligate; -- said of persons and things; as, a wicked king; a wicked woman; a wicked deed; wicked designs.
Wicked (a.) Cursed; baneful; hurtful; bad; pernicious; dangerous.
Wicked (a.) Ludicrously or sportively mischievous; disposed to mischief; roguish.
Wicker (n.) A small pliant twig or osier; a rod for making basketwork and the like; a withe.
Wicker (n.) Wickerwork; a piece of wickerwork, esp. a basket.
Wicker (n.) Same as 1st Wike.
Wicker (a.) Made of, or covered with, twigs or osiers, or wickerwork.
Wicket (n.) A small gate or door, especially one forming part of, or placed near, a larger door or gate; a narrow opening or entrance cut in or beside a door or gate, or the door which is used to close such entrance or aperture. Piers Plowman.
Wicket (n.) A small gate by which the chamber of canal locks is emptied, or by which the amount of water passing to a water wheel is regulated.
Wicket (n.) A small framework at which the ball is bowled. It consists of three rods, or stumps, set vertically in the ground, with one or two short rods, called bails, lying horizontally across the top.
Wicket (n.) The ground on which the wickets are set.
Wicket (n.) A place of shelter made of the boughs of trees, -- used by lumbermen, etc.
Wicket (n.) The space between the pillars, in postand-stall working.
Wicopy (n.) See Leatherwood.
Widely (adv.) In a wide manner; to a wide degree or extent; far; extensively; as, the gospel was widely disseminated by the apostles.
Widely (adv.) Very much; to a great degree or extent; as, to differ widely in opinion.
Widish (a.) Moderately wide.
Widual (a.) Of or pertaining to a widow; vidual.
Wieldy (a.) Capable of being wielded; manageable; wieldable; -- opposed to unwieldy.
Wifely (a.) Becoming or life; of or pertaining to a wife.
Wigged (imp. & p. p.) of Wig
Wigeon (n.) A widgeon.
Wigged (a.) Having the head covered with a wig; wearing a wig.
Wiggle (v. t.) To move to and fro with a quick, jerking motion; to bend rapidly, or with a wavering motion, from side to side; to wag; to squirm; to wriggle; as, the dog wiggles his tail; the tadpole wiggles in the water.
Wiggle (n.) Act of wiggling; a wriggle.
Wigher (v. i.) To neigh; to whinny.
Wigwag (v. t.) To signal by means of a flag waved from side to side according to a code adopted for the purpose.
Wigwam (n.) An Indian cabin or hut, usually of a conical form, and made of a framework of poles covered with hides, bark, or mats; -- called also tepee.
Wilded (a.) Become wild.
Wilder (a.) To bewilder; to perplex.
Wildly (adv.) In a wild manner; without cultivation; with disorder; rudely; distractedly; extravagantly.
Wilful (n.) Alt. of Wilfulness
Willed (imp. & p. p.) of Will
Willer (n.) One who wills.
Willet (n.) A large North American snipe (Symphemia semipalmata); -- called also pill-willet, will-willet, semipalmated tattler, or snipe, duck snipe, and stone curlew.
Willow (n.) Any tree or shrub of the genus Salix, including many species, most of which are characterized often used as an emblem of sorrow, desolation, or desertion. "A wreath of willow to show my forsaken plight." Sir W. Scott. Hence, a lover forsaken by, or having lost, the person beloved, is said to wear the willow.
Willow (n.) A machine in which cotton or wool is opened and cleansed by the action of long spikes projecting from a drum which revolves within a box studded with similar spikes; -- probably so called from having been originally a cylindrical cage made of willow rods, though some derive the term from winnow, as denoting the winnowing, or cleansing, action of the machine. Called also willy, twilly, twilly devil, and devil.
Willow (v. t.) To open and cleanse, as cotton, flax, or wool, by means of a willow. See Willow, n., 2.
Wimble (n.) An instrument for boring holes, turned by a handle.
Wimble (n.) A gimlet.
Wimble (n.) A stonecutter's brace for boring holes in stone.
Wimble (n.) An auger used for boring in earth.
Wimble (v. t.) To bore or pierce, as with a wimble.
Wimble (a.) Active; nimble.
Wimple (n.) A covering of silk,
Wimple (n.) A flag or streamer.
Wimple (v. t.) To clothe with a wimple; to cover, as with a veil; hence, to hoodwink.
Wimple (v. t.) To draw down, as a veil; to lay in folds or plaits, as a veil.
Wimple (v. t.) To cause to appear as if laid in folds or plaits; to cause to ripple or undulate; as, the wind wimples the surface of water.
Wimple (v. i.) To lie in folds; also, to appear as if laid in folds or plaits; to ripple; to undulate.
Winced (imp. & p. p.) of Wince
Wincer (n.) One who, or that which, winces, shrinks, or kicks.
Wincey (n.) Linsey-woolsey.
Winded () of Wind
Winded (imp. & p. p.) of Wind
Winded () of Wind
Windas (n.) See 3d Windlass.
Winder (n.) One who, or that which, winds; hence, a creeping or winding plant.
Winder (n.) An apparatus used for winding silk, cotton, etc., on spools, bobbins, reels, or the like.
Winder (n.) One in a flight of steps which are curved in plan, so that each tread is broader at one end than at the other; -- distinguished from flyer.
Winder (v. t. & i.) To fan; to clean grain with a fan.
Winder (n.) A blow taking away the breath.
Winder (v. i.) To wither; to fail.
Windle (n.) A spindle; a kind of reel; a winch.
Windle (n.) The redwing.
Window (n.) An opening in the wall of a building for the admission of light and air, usually closed by casements or sashes containing some transparent material, as glass, and capable of being opened and shut at pleasure.
Window (n.) The shutter, casement, sash with its fittings, or other framework, which closes a window opening.
Window (n.) A figure formed of
Window (v. t.) To furnish with windows.
Window (v. t.) To place at or in a window.
Winery (n.) A place where grapes are converted into wine.
Winged (imp. & p. p.) of Wing
Winged (a.) Furnished with wings; transported by flying; having winglike expansions.
Winged (a.) Soaring with wings, or as if with wings; hence, elevated; lofty; sublime.
Winged (a.) Swift; rapid.
Winged (a.) Wounded or hurt in the wing.
Winged (a.) Furnished with a leaflike appendage, as the fruit of the elm and the ash, or the stem in certain plants; alate.
Winged (a.) Represented with wings, or having wings, of a different tincture from the body.
Winged (a.) Fanned with wings; swarming with birds.
Winger (n.) One of the casks stowed in the wings of a vessel's hold, being smaller than such as are stowed more amidships.
Winked (imp. & p. p.) of Wink
Winker (n.) One who winks.
Winker (n.) A horse's blinder; a blinker.
Winkle (n.) Any periwinkle.
Winkle (n.) Any one of various marine spiral gastropods, esp., in the United States, either of two species of Fulgar (F. canaliculata, and F. carica).
Winner (n.) One who wins, or gains by success in competition, contest, or gaming.
Winnew (n.) To separate, and drive off, the chaff from by means of wind; to fan; as, to winnow grain.
Winnew (n.) To sift, as for the purpose of separating falsehood from truth; to separate, as had from good.
Winnew (n.) To beat with wings, or as with wings.
Winnow (v. i.) To separate chaff from grain.
Winrow (n.) A windrow.
Winter (n.) The season of the year in which the sun shines most obliquely upon any region; the coldest season of the year.
Winter (n.) The period of decay, old age, death, or the like.
Winter (v. i.) To pass the winter; to hibernate; as, to winter in Florida.
Winter (v. i.) To keep, feed or manage, during the winter; as, to winter young cattle on straw.
Wintry (a.) Suitable to winter; resembling winter, or what belongs to winter; brumal; hyemal; cold; stormy; wintery.
Wiping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wipe
Wirble (v. i.) To whirl; to eddy.
Wirche (v. i. & t.) To work
Wiring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wire
Wisard (n.) See Wizard.
Wisdom (a.) The quality of being wise; knowledge, and the capacity to make due use of it; knowledge of the best ends and the best means; discernment and judgment; discretion; sagacity; skill; dexterity.
Wisdom (a.) The results of wise judgments; scientific or practical truth; acquired knowledge; erudition.
Wisely (adv.) In a wise manner; prudently; judiciously; discreetly; with wisdom.
Wished (imp. & p. p.) of Wish
Wisher (n.) One who wishes or desires; one who expresses a wish.
Wishly (adv.) According to desire; longingly; with wishes.
Wisket (n.) A whisket, or basket.
Wisped (imp. & p. p.) of Wisp
Wispen (a.) Formed of a wisp, or of wisp; as, a wispen broom.
Wistit (n.) A small South American monkey; a marmoset.
Wistly (adv.) Attentively; observingly.
Witful (a.) Wise; sensible.
Withal (adv.) With this; with that.
Withal (adv.) Together with this; likewise; at the same time; in addition; also.
Withal (prep.) With; -- put after its object, at the end of sentence or clause in which it stands.
Withed (imp. & p. p.) of Withe
Wither (n.) To fade; to lose freshness; to become sapless; to become sapless; to dry or shrivel up.
Wither (n.) To lose or want animal moisture; to waste; to pin/ away, as animal bodies.
Wither (n.) To lose vigor or power; to languish; to pass away.
Wither (v. t.) To cause to fade, and become dry.
Wither (v. t.) To cause to shrink, wrinkle, or decay, for want of animal moisture.
Wither (v. t.) To cause to languish, perish, or pass away; to blight; as, a reputation withered by calumny.
Within (prep.) In the inner or interior part of; inside of; not without; as, within doors.
Within (prep.) In the limits or compass of; not further in length than; as, within five miles; not longer in time than; as, within an hour; not exceeding in quantity; as, expenses kept within one's income.
Within (prep.) Hence, inside the limits, reach, or influence of; not going outside of; not beyond, overstepping, exceeding, or the like.
Within (adv.) In the inner part; inwardly; internally.
Within (adv.) In the house; in doors; as, the master is within.
Witing (v.) Knowledge.
Witted (a.) Having (such) a wit or understanding; as, a quick-witted boy.
Witily (adv.) In a witty manner; wisely; ingeniously; artfully; with it; with a delicate turn or phrase, or with an ingenious association of ideas.
Wittol (n.) The wheatear.
Wittol (n.) A man who knows his wife's infidelity and submits to it; a tame cuckold; -- so called because the cuckoo lays its eggs in the wittol's nest.
Witwal (n.) Alt. of Witwall
Wiving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wive
Wively (a.) Wifely.
Wivern (n.) A fabulous two-legged, winged creature, like a cockatrice, but having the head of a dragon, and without spurs.
Wivern (n.) The weever.
Wizard (n.) A wise man; a sage.
Wizard (n.) One devoted to the black art; a magician; a conjurer; a sorcerer; an enchanter.
Wizard (a.) Enchanting; charming.
Wizard (a.) Haunted by wizards.
Zibeth (n.) A carnivorous mammal (Viverra zibetha) closely allied to the civet, from which it differs in having the spots on the body less distinct, the throat whiter, and the black rings on the tail more numerous.
Zigger (v. i.) Alt. of Zighyr
Zighyr (v. i.) Same as Sicker.
Zigzag (n.) Something that has short turns or angles.
Zigzag (n.) A molding running in a zigzag
Zigzag (n.) See Boyau.
Zigzag (a.) Having short, sharp turns; running this way and that in an onward course.
Zigzag (v. t.) To form with short turns.
Zigzag (v. i.) To move in a zigzag manner; also, to have a zigzag shape.
Zillah (n.) A district or local division, as of a province.
Zinced () of Zinc
Zincic (a.) Pertaining to, containing, or resembling, zinc; zincous.
Zincky (a.) Pertaining to zinc, or having its appearance.
Zinco- () A combining form from zinc; in chemistry, designating zinc as an element of certain double compounds. Also used adjectively.
Zingel (n.) A small, edible, freshwater European perch (Aspro zingel), having a round, elongated body and prominent snout.
Zinnia (n.) Any plant of the composite genus Zinnia, Mexican herbs with opposite leaves and large gay-colored blossoms. Zinnia elegans is the commonest species in cultivation.
Zirco- () A combining form (also used adjectively) designating zirconium as an element of certain double compounds; zircono-; as in zircofluoric acid, sodium zircofluoride.
Zircon (n.) A mineral occurring in tetragonal crystals, usually of a brown or gray color. It consists of silica and zirconia. A red variety, used as a gem, is called hyacinth. Colorless, pale-yellow or smoky-brown varieties from Ceylon are called jargon.
Zither (n.) An instrument of music used in Austria and Germany. It has from thirty to forty wires strung across a shallow sounding-board, which lies horizontally on a table before the performer, who uses both hands in playing on it. [Not to be confounded with the old lute-shaped cittern, or cithern.]
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