6 letter words whose second letter is O
Aonian (a.) Pertaining to Aonia, in B/otia, or to the Muses, who were supposed to dwell there.
Aorist (n.) A tense in the Greek language, which expresses an action as completed in past time, but leaves it, in other respects, wholly indeterminate.
Aortic (a.) Of or pertaining to the aorta.
Aoudad (n.) An African sheeplike quadruped (the Ammotragus tragelaphus) having a long mane on the breast and fore legs. It is, perhaps, the chamois of the Old Testament.
Boated (imp. & p. p.) of Boat
Bobbed (imp. & p. p.) of Bob
Bobber (n.) One who, or that which, bobs.
Bobbin (n.) A small pin, or cylinder, formerly of bone, now most commonly of wood, used in the making of pillow lace. Each thread is wound on a separate bobbin which hangs down holding the thread at a slight tension.
Bobbin (n.) A spool or reel of various material and construction, with a head at one or both ends, and sometimes with a hole bored through its length by which it may be placed on a spindle or pivot. It is used to hold yarn or thread, as in spinning or warping machines, looms, sewing machines, etc.
Bobbin (n.) The little rounded piece of wood, at the end of a latch string, which is pulled to raise the latch.
Bobbin (n.) A fine cord or narrow braid.
Bobbin (n.) A cylindrical or spool-shaped coil or insulated wire, usually containing a core of soft iron which becomes magnetic when the wire is traversed by an electrical current.
Bobfly (n.) The fly at the end of the leader; an end fly.
Bockey (n.) A bowl or vessel made from a gourd.
Boding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bode
Bodged (imp. & p. p.) of Bodge
Bodian (n.) A large food fish (Diagramma
Bodice (n.) A kind of under waist stiffened with whalebone, etc., worn esp. by women; a corset; stays.
Bodice (n.) A close-fitting outer waist or vest forming the upper part of a woman's dress, or a portion of it.
Bodied (a.) Having a body; -- usually in composition; as, able-bodied.
Bodily (a.) Having a body or material form; physical; corporeal; consisting of matter.
Bodily (a.) Of or pertaining to the body, in distinction from the mind.
Bodily (a.) Real; actual; put in execution.
Bodily (adv.) Corporeally; in bodily form; united with a body or matter; in the body.
Bodily (adv.) In respect to, or so as to affect, the entire body or mass; entirely; all at once; completely; as, to carry away bodily. "Leapt bodily below."
Boding (a.) Foreshowing; presaging; ominous.
Boding (n.) A prognostic; an omen; a foreboding.
Bodkin (n.) A dagger.
Bodkin (n.) An implement of steel, bone, ivory, etc., with a sharp point, for making holes by piercing; a /tiletto; an eyeleteer.
Bodkin (n.) A sharp tool, like an awl, used for picking /ut letters from a column or page in making corrections.
Bodkin (n.) A kind of needle with a large eye and a blunt point, for drawing tape, ribbon, etc., through a loop or a hem; a tape needle.
Bodkin (n.) A kind of pin used by women to fasten the hair.
Bodkin (n.) See Baudekin.
Bodock (n.) The Osage orange.
Bodies (pl. ) of Body
Bodied (imp. & p. p.) of Body
Bogged (imp. & p. p.) of Bog
Boggle (n.) To stop or hesitate as if suddenly frightened, or in doubt, or impeded by unforeseen difficulties; to take alarm; to exhibit hesitancy and indecision.
Boggle (n.) To do anything awkwardly or unskillfully.
Boggle (n.) To play fast and loose; to dissemble.
Boggle (v. t.) To embarrass with difficulties; to make a bungle or botch of.
Bogies (pl. ) of Bogy
Boiled (imp. & p. p.) of Boil
Boiled (a.) Dressed or cooked by boiling; subjected to the action of a boiling liquid; as, boiled meat; a boiled dinner; boiled clothes.
Boiler (n.) One who boils.
Boiler (n.) A vessel in which any thing is boiled.
Boiler (n.) A strong metallic vessel, usually of wrought iron plates riveted together, or a composite structure variously formed, in which steam is generated for driving engines, or for heating, cooking, or other purposes.
Bolden (v. t.) To make bold; to encourage; to embolden.
Boldly (adv.) In a bold manner.
Bolero (n.) A Spanish dance, or the lively music which accompanies it.
bolete (n.) any fungus of the family Boletaceae.
Bolide (n.) A kind of bright meteor; a bolis.
Bolled (imp. & p. p.) of Boll
Bollen (a.) See Boln, a.
Bollen (a.) Swollen; puffed out.
Bolted (imp. & p. p.) of Bolt
Bolted (imp. & p. p.) of Bolt
Boltel (n.) See Boultel.
Bolter (n.) One who bolts; esp.: (a) A horse which starts suddenly aside. (b) A man who breaks away from his party.
Bolter (n.) One who sifts flour or meal.
Bolter (n.) An instrument or machine for separating bran from flour, or the coarser part of meal from the finer; a sieve.
Bolter (n.) A kind of fishing
Bombax (n.) A genus of trees, called also the silkcotton tree; also, a tree of the genus Bombax.
Bombic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, the silkworm; as, bombic acid.
Bombyx (n.) A genus of moths, which includes the silkworm moth. See Silkworm.
Bonair (a.) Gentle; courteous; complaisant; yielding.
Bonbon (n.) Sugar confectionery; a sugarplum; hence, any dainty.
Bonded (imp. & p. p.) of Bond
Bondar (n.) A small quadruped of Bengal (Paradoxurus bondar), allied to the genet; -- called also musk cat.
Bonded (a.) Placed under, or covered by, a bond, as for the payment of duties, or for conformity to certain regulations.
Bonder (n.) One who places goods under bond or in a bonded warehouse.
Bonder (n.) A bonding stone or brick; a bondstone.
Bonder (n.) A freeholder on a small scale.
Bonduc (n.) See Nicker tree.
Boning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bone
Bonify (v. t.) To convert into, or make, good.
Boning (n.) The clearing of bones from fish or meat.
Boning (n.) The manuring of land with bones.
Boning (n.) A method of leveling a
Bonito (n.) A large tropical fish (Orcynus pelamys) allied to the tunny. It is about three feet long, blue above, with four brown stripes on the sides. It is sometimes found on the American coast.
Bonito (n.) The skipjack (Sarda Mediterranea) of the Atlantic, an important and abundant food fish on the coast of the United States, and (S. Chilensis) of the Pacific, and other related species. They are large and active fishes, of a blue color with black oblique stripes.
Bonito (n.) The medregal (Seriola fasciata), an edible fish of the southern of the United States and the West Indies.
Bonito (n.) The cobia or crab eater (Elacate canada), an edible fish of the Middle and Southern United States.
Bonmot (n.) A witty repartee; a jest.
Bonnet (n.) A headdress for men and boys; a cap.
Bonnet (n.) A soft, elastic, very durable cap, made of thick, seamless woolen stuff, and worn by men in Scotland.
Bonnet (n.) A covering for the head, worn by women, usually protecting more or less the back and sides of the head, but no part of the forehead. The shape of the bonnet varies greatly at different times; formerly the front part projected, and spread outward, like the mouth of a funnel.
Bonnet (n.) Anything resembling a bonnet in shape or use
Bonnet (n.) A small defense work at a salient angle; or a part of a parapet elevated to screen the other part from enfilade fire.
Bonnet (n.) A metallic canopy, or projection, over an opening, as a fireplace, or a cowl or hood to increase the draught of a chimney, etc.
Bonnet (n.) A frame of wire netting over a locomotive chimney, to prevent escape of sparks.
Bonnet (n.) A roofing over the cage of a mine, to protect its occupants from objects falling down the shaft.
Bonnet (n.) In pumps, a metal covering for the openings in the valve chambers.
Bonnet (n.) An additional piece of canvas laced to the foot of a jib or foresail in moderate winds.
Bonnet (n.) The second stomach of a ruminating animal.
Bonnet (n.) An accomplice of a gambler, auctioneer, etc., who entices others to bet or to bid; a decoy.
Bonnet (v. i.) To take off the bonnet or cap as a mark of respect; to uncover.
Bonnie (a.) See Bonny, a.
Boodle (n.) The whole collection or lot; caboodle.
Boodle (n.) Money given in payment for votes or political influence; bribe money; swag.
Boohoe (v. i.) To bawl; to cry loudly.
Boohoo (n.) The sailfish; -- called also woohoo.
Booked (imp. & p. p.) of Book
Booked (a.) Registered.
Booked (a.) On the way; destined.
Booker (n.) One who enters accounts or names, etc., in a book; a bookkeeper.
Boomed (imp. & p. p.) of Boom
Boomer (n.) One who, or that which, booms.
Boomer (n.) A North American rodent, so named because it is said to make a booming noise. See Sewellel.
Boomer (n.) A large male kangaroo.
Boomer (n.) One who works up a "boom".
Booser (n.) A toper; a guzzler. See Boozer.
Booted (imp. & p. p.) of Boot
Booted (imp. & p. p.) of Boot
Booted (a.) Wearing boots, especially boots with long tops, as for riding; as, a booted squire.
Booted (a.) Having an undivided, horny, bootlike covering; -- said of the tarsus of some birds.
Bootee (n.) A half boot or short boot.
Bootes (n.) A northern constellation, containing the bright star Arcturus.
Boothy (n.) See Bothy.
Boozed (imp. & p. p.) of Booze
Boozer (n.) One who boozes; a toper; a guzzler of alcoholic liquors; a bouser.
Bopeep (n.) The act of looking out suddenly, as from behind a screen, so as to startle some one (as by children in play), or of looking out and drawing suddenly back, as if frightened.
Borage (n.) A mucilaginous plant of the genus Borago (B. officinalis), which is used, esp. in France, as a demulcent and diaphoretic.
Borate (n.) A salt formed by the combination of boric acid with a base or positive radical.
Bordar (n.) A villein who rendered menial service for his cottage; a cottier.
Bordel (n.) Alt. of Bordello
Border (n.) The outer part or edge of anything, as of a garment, a garden, etc.; margin; verge; brink.
Border (n.) A boundary; a frontier of a state or of the settled part of a country; a frontier district.
Border (n.) A strip or stripe arranged along or near the edge of something, as an ornament or finish.
Border (n.) A narrow flower bed.
Border (v. i.) To touch at the edge or boundary; to be contiguous or adjacent; -- with on or upon as, Connecticut borders on Massachusetts.
Border (v. i.) To approach; to come near to; to verge.
Border (v. t.) To make a border for; to furnish with a border, as for ornament; as, to border a garment or a garden.
Border (v. t.) To be, or to have, contiguous to; to touch, or be touched, as by a border; to be, or to have, near the limits or boundary; as, the region borders a forest, or is bordered on the north by a forest.
Border (v. t.) To confine within bounds; to limit.
Boring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bore
Boreal (a.) Northern; pertaining to the north, or to the north wind; as, a boreal bird; a boreal blast.
Boreas (n.) The north wind; -- usually a personification.
Borele (n.) The smaller two-horned rhinoceros of South Africa (Atelodus bicornis).
Boride (n.) A binary compound of boron with a more positive or basic element or radical; -- formerly called boruret.
Boring (n.) The act or process of one who, or that which, bores; as, the boring of cannon; the boring of piles and ship timbers by certain marine mollusks.
Boring (n.) A hole made by boring.
Boring (n.) The chips or fragments made by boring.
Borrel (n.) Coarse woolen cloth; hence, coarse clothing; a garment.
Borrel (n.) A kind of light stuff, of silk and wool.
Borrel (n.) Ignorant, unlearned; belonging to the laity.
Borrow (v. t.) To receive from another as a loan, with the implied or expressed intention of returning the identical article or its equivalent in kind; -- the opposite of lend.
Borrow (v. t.) To take (one or more) from the next higher denomination in order to add it to the next lower; -- a term of subtraction when the figure of the subtrahend is larger than the corresponding one of the minuend.
Borrow (v. t.) To copy or imitate; to adopt; as, to borrow the style, manner, or opinions of another.
Borrow (v. t.) To feign or counterfeit.
Borrow (v. t.) To receive; to take; to derive.
Borrow (n.) Something deposited as security; a pledge; a surety; a hostage.
Borrow (n.) The act of borrowing.
Boshes (pl. ) of Bosh
Bosket (n.) Alt. of Bosquet
Bosomy (a.) Characterized by recesses or sheltered hollows.
Bosses (pl. ) of Boss
Bossed (imp. & p. p.) of Boss
Bossed (a.) Embossed; also, bossy.
Bosset (n.) A rudimental antler of a young male of the red deer.
Boston (n.) A game at cards, played by four persons, with two packs of fifty-two cards each; -- said to be so called from Boston, Massachusetts, and to have been invented by officers of the French army in America during the Revolutionary war.
Botany (a. & n.) The science which treats of the structure of plants, the functions of their parts, their places of growth, their classification, and the terms which are employed in their description and denomination. See Plant.
Botany (a. & n.) A book which treats of the science of botany.
Botchy (a.) Marked with botches; full of botches; poorly done.
Botfly (n.) A dipterous insect of the family (Estridae, of many different species, some of which are particularly troublesome to domestic animals, as the horse, ox, and sheep, on which they deposit their eggs. A common species is one of the botflies of the horse (Gastrophilus equi), the larvae of which (bots) are taken into the stomach of the animal, where they live several months and pass through their larval states. In tropical America one species sometimes lives under the human skin, and an
Bother (v. t.) To annoy; to trouble; to worry; to perplex. See Pother.
Bother (v. i.) To feel care or anxiety; to make or take trouble; to be troublesome.
Bother (n.) One who, or that which, bothers; state of perplexity or annoyance; embarrassment; worry; disturbance; petty trouble; as, to be in a bother.
Bothie (n.) Same as Bothy.
Boothy (n.) A wooden hut or humble cot, esp. a rude hut or barrack for unmarried farm servants; a shepherd's or hunter's hut; a booth.
Bottle (n.) A hollow vessel, usually of glass or earthenware (but formerly of leather), with a narrow neck or mouth, for holding liquids.
Bottle (n.) The contents of a bottle; as much as a bottle contains; as, to drink a bottle of wine.
Bottle (n.) Fig.: Intoxicating liquor; as, to drown one's reason in the bottle.
Bottle (v. t.) To put into bottles; to inclose in, or as in, a bottle or bottles; to keep or restrain as in a bottle; as, to bottle wine or porter; to bottle up one's wrath.
Bottle (n.) A bundle, esp. of hay.
Bottom (n.) The lowest part of anything; the foot; as, the bottom of a tree or well; the bottom of a hill, a lane, or a page.
Bottom (n.) The part of anything which is beneath the contents and supports them, as the part of a chair on which a person sits, the circular base or lower head of a cask or tub, or the plank floor of a ship's hold; the under surface.
Bottom (n.) That upon which anything rests or is founded, in a literal or a figurative sense; foundation; groundwork.
Bottom (n.) The bed of a body of water, as of a river, lake, sea.
Bottom (n.) The fundament; the buttocks.
Bottom (n.) An abyss.
Bottom (n.) Low land formed by alluvial deposits along a river; low-lying ground; a dale; a valley.
Bottom (n.) The part of a ship which is ordinarily under water; hence, the vessel itself; a ship.
Bottom (n.) Power of endurance; as, a horse of a good bottom.
Bottom (n.) Dregs or grounds; lees; sediment.
Bottom (a.) Of or pertaining to the bottom; fundamental; lowest; under; as, bottom rock; the bottom board of a wagon box; bottom prices.
Bottom (v. t.) To found or build upon; to fix upon as a support; -- followed by on or upon.
Bottom (v. t.) To furnish with a bottom; as, to bottom a chair.
Bottom (v. t.) To reach or get to the bottom of.
Bottom (v. i.) To rest, as upon an ultimate support; to be based or grounded; -- usually with on or upon.
Bottom (v. i.) To reach or impinge against the bottom, so as to impede free action, as when the point of a cog strikes the bottom of a space between two other cogs, or a piston the end of a cylinder.
Bottom (n.) A ball or skein of thread; a cocoon.
Bottom (v. t.) To wind round something, as in making a ball of thread.
Bouche (n.) Same as Bush, a lining.
Bouche (v. t.) Same as Bush, to
Bouche (n.) Alt. of Bouch
Bouffe (n.) Comic opera. See Opera Bouffe.
Bouged (imp. & p. p.) of Bouge
Bouget (n.) A charge representing a leather vessel for carrying water; -- also called water bouget.
Bought (n.) A flexure; a bend; a twist; a turn; a coil, as in a rope; as the boughts of a serpent.
Bought (n.) The part of a sling that contains the stone.
Bought () imp. & p. p. of Buy.
Bought (p. a.) Purchased; bribed.
Bougie (n.) A long, flexible instrument, that is
Bougie (n.) A long slender rod consisting of gelatin or some other substance that melts at the temperature of the body. It is impregnated with medicine, and designed for introduction into urethra, etc.
Bounce (v. i.) To strike or thump, so as to rebound, or to make a sudden noise; a knock loudly.
Bounce (v. i.) To leap or spring suddenly or unceremoniously; to bound; as, she bounced into the room.
Bounce (v. i.) To boast; to talk big; to bluster.
Bounce (v. t.) To drive against anything suddenly and violently; to bump; to thump.
Bounce (v. t.) To cause to bound or rebound; sometimes, to toss.
Bounce (v. t.) To eject violently, as from a room; to discharge unceremoniously, as from employment.
Bounce (v. t.) To bully; to scold.
Bounce (n.) A sudden leap or bound; a rebound.
Bounce (n.) A heavy, sudden, and often noisy, blow or thump.
Bounce (n.) An explosion, or the noise of one.
Bounce (n.) Bluster; brag; untruthful boasting; audacious exaggeration; an impudent lie; a bouncer.
Bounce (n.) A dogfish of Europe (Scyllium catulus).
Bounce (adv.) With a sudden leap; suddenly.
Bounty (n.) Goodness, kindness; virtue; worth.
Bounty (n.) Liberality in bestowing gifts or favors; gracious or liberal giving; generosity; munificence.
Bounty (n.) That which is given generously or liberally.
Bounty (n.) A premium offered or given to induce men to enlist into the public service; or to encourage any branch of industry, as husbandry or manufactures.
Bourne (v.) A stream or rivulet; a burn.
Bourne (n.) A bound; a boundary; a limit. Hence: Point aimed at; goal.
Bourse (n.) An exchange, or place where merchants, bankers, etc., meet for business at certain hours; esp., the Stock Exchange of Paris.
Bouser (n.) A toper; a boozer.
Bovate (n.) An oxgang, or as much land as an ox can plow in a year; an ancient measure of land, of indefinite quantity, but usually estimated at fifteen acres.
Bovine (a.) Of or pertaining to the genus Bos; relating to, or resembling, the ox or cow; oxlike; as, the bovine genus; a bovine antelope.
Bovine (a.) Having qualities characteristic of oxen or cows; sluggish and patient; dull; as, a bovine temperament.
Bowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bow
Bowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bow
Bowery (a.) Shading, like a bower; full of bowers.
Bowery (n.) A farm or plantation with its buildings.
Bowery (a.) Characteristic of the street called the Bowery, in New York city; swaggering; flashy.
Bowess (n.) Same as Bower.
Bowfin (n.) A voracious ganoid fish (Amia calva) found in the fresh waters of the United States; the mudfish; -- called also Johnny Grindle, and dogfish.
Bowing (n.) The act or art of managing the bow in playing on stringed instruments.
Bowing (n.) In hatmaking, the act or process of separating and distributing the fur or hair by means of a bow, to prepare it for felting.
Bowled (imp. & p. p.) of Bowl
Bowleg (n.) A crooked leg.
Bowler (n.) One who plays at bowls, or who rolls the ball in cricket or any other game.
Bowmen (pl. ) of Bowman
Bowman (n.) A man who uses a bow; an archer.
Bowman (n.) The man who rows the foremost oar in a boat; the bow oar.
Bowtel (n.) See Boultel.
Bowwow (n.) An onomatopoetic name for a dog or its bark.
Bowwow (a.) Onomatopoetic; as, the bowwow theory of language; a bowwow word.
Bowyer (n.) An archer; one who uses bow.
Bowyer (n.) One who makes or sells bows.
Boxing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Box
Boxing (n.) The act of inclosing (anything) in a box, as for storage or transportation.
Boxing (n.) Material used in making boxes or casings.
Boxing (n.) Any boxlike inclosure or recess; a casing.
Boxing (n.) The external case of thin material used to bring any member to a required form.
Boxing (n.) The act of fighting with the fist; a combat with the fist; sparring.
Boyard (n.) A member of a Russian aristocratic order abolished by Peter the Great. Also, one of a privileged class in Roumania.
Boyaux (pl. ) of Boyau
Boyaus (pl. ) of Boyau
Boyish (a.) Resembling a boy in a manners or opinions; belonging to a boy; childish; trifling; puerile.
Boyism (n.) Boyhood.
Boyism (n.) The nature of a boy; childishness.
Coaita (n.) The native name of certain South American monkeys of the genus Ateles, esp. A. paniscus. The black-faced coaita is Ateles ater. See Illustration in Appendix.
Coaled (imp. & p. p.) of Coal
Coarct (a.) Alt. of Coarctate
Coarse (superl.) Large in bulk, or composed of large parts or particles; of inferior quality or appearance; not fine in material or close in texture; gross; thick; rough; -- opposed to fine; as, coarse sand; coarse thread; coarse cloth; coarse bread.
Coarse (superl.) Not refined; rough; rude; unpolished; gross; indelicate; as, coarse manners; coarse language.
Coated (imp. & p. p.) of Coat
Coatee (n.) A coat with short flaps.
Coaxed (imp. & p. p.) of Coax
Coaxer (n.) One who coaxes.
Cobbed (imp. & p. p.) of Cob
Cobaea (n.) A genus of climbing plants, native of Mexico and South America. C. scandens is a conservatory climber with large bell-shaped flowers.
Cobalt (n.) A tough, lustrous, reddish white metal of the iron group, not easily fusible, and somewhat magnetic. Atomic weight 59.1. Symbol Co.
Cobalt (n.) A commercial name of a crude arsenic used as fly poison.
Cobble (n.) A fishing boat. See Coble.
Cobble (n.) A cobblestone.
Cobble (n.) Cob coal. See under Cob.
Cobble (v. t.) To make or mend coarsely; to patch; to botch; as, to cobble shoes.
Cobble (v. t.) To make clumsily.
Cobble (v. t.) To pave with cobblestones.
Cobnut (n.) A large roundish variety of the cultivated hazelnut.
Cobnut (n.) A game played by children with nuts.
Cobweb (n.) The network spread by a spider to catch its prey.
Cobweb (n.) A snare of insidious meshes designed to catch the ignorant and unwary.
Cobweb (n.) That which is thin and unsubstantial, or flimsy and worthless; rubbish.
Cobweb (n.) The European spotted flycatcher.
Coccus (n.) One of the separable carpels of a dry fruit.
Coccus (n.) A genus of hemipterous insects, including scale insects, and the cochineal insect (Coccus cacti).
Coccus (n.) A form of bacteria, shaped like a globule.
Coccyx (n.) The end of the vertebral column beyond the sacrum in man and tailless monkeys. It is composed of several vertebrae more or less consolidated.
Cocked (imp. & p. p.) of Cock
Cockal (n.) A game played with sheep's bones instead of dice
Cockal (n.) The bone used in playing the game; -- called also huckle bone.
Cocker (v. t.) To treat with too great tenderness; to fondle; to indulge; to pamper.
Cocker (n.) One given to cockfighting.
Cocker (n.) A small dog of the spaniel kind, used for starting up woodcocks, etc.
Cocker (n.) A rustic high shoe or half-boots.
Cocket (n.) Pert; saucy.
Cocket (n.) A customhouse seal; a certified document given to a shipper as a warrant that his goods have been duly entered and have paid duty.
Cocket (n.) An office in a customhouse where goods intended for export are entered.
Cocket (n.) A measure for bread.
Cockle (n.) A bivalve mollusk, with radiating ribs, of the genus Cardium, especially C. edule, used in Europe for food; -- sometimes applied to similar shells of other genera.
Cockle (n.) A cockleshell.
Cockle (n.) The mineral black tourma
Cockle (n.) The fire chamber of a furnace.
Cockle (n.) A hop-drying kiln; an oast.
Cockle (n.) The dome of a heating furnace.
Cockle (v. t.) To cause to contract into wrinkles or ridges, as some kinds of cloth after a wetting.
Cockle (n.) A plant or weed that grows among grain; the corn rose (Luchnis Githage).
Cockle (n.) The Lotium, or darnel.
Cockup (n.) A large, highly esteemed, edible fish of India (Lates calcarifer); -- also called begti.
Cocoon (n.) An oblong case in which the silkworm lies in its chrysalis state. It is formed of threads of silk spun by the worm just before leaving the larval state. From these the silk of commerce is prepared.
Cocoon (n.) The case constructed by any insect to contain its larva or pupa.
Cocoon (n.) The case of silk made by spiders to protect their eggs.
Cocoon (n.) The egg cases of mucus, etc., made by leeches and other worms.
Codder (n.) A gatherer of cods or peas.
Coddle (v. t.) To parboil, or soften by boiling.
Coddle (v. t.) To treat with excessive tenderness; to pamper.
Codger (n.) A miser or mean person.
Codger (n.) A singular or odd person; -- a familiar, humorous, or depreciatory appellation.
Codify (v. t.) To reduce to a code, as laws.
Codist (n.) A codifier; a maker of codes.
Codlin (n.) Alt. of Codling
Coelia (n.) A cavity.
Celiac (a.) Relating to the abdomen, or to the cavity of the abdomen.
Coelum (n.) See Body cavity, under Body.
Coerce (v. t.) To restrain by force, especially by law or authority; to repress; to curb.
Coerce (v. t.) To compel or constrain to any action; as, to coerce a man to vote for a certain candidate.
Coerce (v. t.) To compel or enforce; as, to coerce obedience.
Coeval (n.) Of the same age; existing during the same period of time, especially time long and remote; -- usually followed by with.
Coeval (n.) One of the same age; a contemporary.
Coffee (n.) The "beans" or "berries" (pyrenes) obtained from the drupes of a small evergreen tree of the genus Coffea, growing in Abyssinia, Arabia, Persia, and other warm regions of Asia and Africa, and also in tropical America.
Coffee (n.) The coffee tree.
Coffee (n.) The beverage made from the roasted and ground berry.
Coffer (n.) A casket, chest, or trunk; especially, one used for keeping money or other valuables.
Coffer (n.) Fig.: Treasure or funds; -- usually in the plural.
Coffer (n.) A panel deeply recessed in the ceiling of a vault, dome, or portico; a caisson.
Coffer (n.) A trench dug in the bottom of a dry moat, and extending across it, to enable the besieged to defend it by a raking fire.
Coffer (n.) The chamber of a canal lock; also, a caisson or a cofferdam.
Coffer (v. t.) To put into a coffer.
Coffer (v. t.) To secure from leaking, as a shaft, by ramming clay behind the masonry or timbering.
Coffer (v. t.) To form with or in a coffer or coffers; to furnish with a coffer or coffers.
Coffin (n.) The case in which a dead human body is inclosed for burial.
Coffin (n.) A basket.
Coffin (n.) A casing or crust, or a mold, of pastry, as for a pie.
Coffin (n.) A conical paper bag, used by grocers.
Coffin (n.) The hollow crust or hoof of a horse's foot, below the coronet, in which is the coffin bone.
Coffin (v. t.) To inclose in, or as in, a coffin.
Coffle (n.) A gang of negro slaves being driven to market.
Cogged (imp. & p. p.) of Cog
Cogent (p. a.) Compelling, in a physical sense; powerful.
Cogent (p. a.) Having the power to compel conviction or move the will; constraining; conclusive; forcible; powerful; not easily reasisted.
Cogger (n.) A flatterer or deceiver; a sharper.
Coggle (n.) A small fishing boat.
Coggle (n.) A cobblestone.
Cogman (n.) A dealer in cogware or coarse cloth.
Cognac (n.) A kind of French brandy, so called from the town of Cognac.
Coheir (n.) A joint heir; one of two or more heirs; one of several entitled to an inheritance.
Cohere (a.) To stick together; to cleave; to be united; to hold fast, as parts of the same mass.
Cohere (a.) To be united or connected together in subordination to one purpose; to follow naturally and logically, as the parts of a discourse, or as arguments in a train of reasoning; to be logically consistent.
Cohere (a.) To suit; to agree; to fit.
Cohorn (n.) See Coehorn.
Cohort (n.) A body of about five or six hundred soldiers; the tenth part of a legion.
Cohort (n.) Any band or body of warriors.
Cohort (n.) A natural group of orders of plants, less comprehensive than a class.
Cohosh (n.) A perennial American herb (Caulophyllum thalictroides), whose rootstock is used in medicine; -- also called pappoose root. The name is sometimes also given to the Cimicifuga racemosa, and to two species of Actaea, plants of the Crowfoot family.
Coifed (a.) Wearing a coif.
Coigne (n.) A quoin.
Coigne (n.) Alt. of Coigny
Coigny (n.) The practice of quartering one's self as landlord on a tenant; a quartering of one's self on anybody.
Coiled (imp. & p. p.) of Coil
Coilon (n.) A testicle.
Coined (imp. & p. p.) of Coin
Coiner (n.) One who makes or stamps coin; a maker of money; -- usually, a maker of counterfeit money.
Coiner (n.) An inventor or maker, as of words.
Cojoin (v. t.) To join; to conjoin.
Coldly (adv.) In a cold manner; without warmth, animation, or feeling; with indifference; calmly.
Colera (n.) Bile; choler.
Collet () An inferior church servant. [Obs.] See Acolyte.
Coleus (n.) A plant of several species of the Mint family, cultivated for its bright-colored or variegated leaves.
Colfox (n.) A crafty fox.
Collar (n.) Something worn round the neck, whether for use, ornament, restraint, or identification; as, the collar of a coat; a lady's collar; the collar of a dog.
Collar (n.) A ring or cincture.
Collar (n.) A collar beam.
Collar (n.) The neck or
Collar (n.) An ornament worn round the neck by knights, having on it devices to designate their rank or order.
Collar (n.) A ringlike part of a mollusk in connection with esophagus.
Collar (n.) A colored ring round the neck of a bird or mammal.
Collar (n.) A ring or round flange upon, surrounding, or against an object, and used for restraining motion within given limits, or for holding something to its place, or for hiding an opening around an object; as, a collar on a shaft, used to prevent endwise motion of the shaft; a collar surrounding a stovepipe at the place where it enters a wall. The flanges of a piston and the gland of a stuffing box are sometimes called collars.
Collar (n.) An eye formed in the bight or bend of a shroud or stay to go over the masthead; also, a rope to which certain parts of rigging, as dead-eyes, are secured.
Collar (n.) A curb, or a horizontal timbering, around the mouth of a shaft.
Collar (v. t.) To seize by the collar.
Collar (v. t.) To put a collar on.
Collet (n.) A small collar or neckband.
Collet (n.) A small metal ring; a small collar fastened on an arbor; as, the collet on the balance arbor of a watch; a small socket on a stem, for holding a drill.
Collet (n.) The part of a ring containing the bezel in which the stone is set.
Collet (n.) The flat table at the base of a brilliant. See Illust. of Brilliant.
Colley (n.) See Collie.
Collie (n.) The Scotch shepherd dog. There are two breeds, the rough-haired and smooth-haired. It is remarkable for its intelligence, displayed especially in caring for flocks.
Collin (n.) A very pure form of gelatin.
Collop (n.) A small slice of meat; a piece of flesh.
Collop (n.) A part or piece of anything; a portion.
Collow (n.) Soot; smut. See 1st Colly.
Collum (n.) A neck or cervix.
Collum (n.) Same as Collar.
Colony (n.) A company of people transplanted from their mother country to a remote province or country, and remaining subject to the jurisdiction of the parent state; as, the British colonies in America.
Colony (n.) The district or country colonized; a settlement.
Colony (n.) A company of persons from the same country sojourning in a foreign city or land; as, the American colony in Paris.
Colony (n.) A number of animals or plants living or growing together, beyond their usual range.
Colour (n.) See Color.
Colter (n.) A knife or cutter, attached to the beam of a plow to cut the sward, in advance of the plowshare and moldboard.
Colugo (n.) A peculiar East Indian mammal (Galleopithecus volans), having along the sides, connecting the fore and hind limbs, a parachutelike membrane, by means of which it is able to make long leaps, like the flying squirrel; -- called also flying lemur.
Column (n.) A kind of pillar; a cylindrical or polygonal support for a roof, ceiling, statue, etc., somewhat ornamented, and usually composed of base, shaft, and capital. See Order.
Column (n.) Anything resembling, in form or position, a column in architecture; an upright body or mass; a shaft or obelisk; as, a column of air, of water, of mercury, etc.; the Column Vendome; the spinal column.
Column (n.) A body of troops formed in ranks, one behind the other; -- contradistinguished from
Column (n.) A small army.
Column (n.) A number of ships so arranged as to follow one another in single or double file or in squadrons; -- in distinction from "
Column (n.) A perpendicular set of
Column (n.) A perpendicular
Column (n.) The body formed by the union of the stamens in the Mallow family, or of the stamens and pistil in the orchids.
Colure (n.) One of two great circles intersecting at right angles in the poles of the equator. One of them passes through the equinoctial points, and hence is denominated the equinoctial colure; the other intersects the equator at the distance of 90! from the former, and is called the solstitial colure.
Colies (pl. ) of Coly
Comart (n.) A covenant.
Comate (a.) Encompassed with a coma, or bushy appearance, like hair; hairy.
Combed (imp. & p. p.) of Comb
Combat (v. i.) To struggle or contend, as with an opposing force; to fight.
Combat (v. t.) To fight with; to oppose by force, argument, etc.; to contend against; to resist.
Combat (n.) A fight; a contest of violence; a struggle for supremacy.
Combat (n.) An engagement of no great magnitude; or one in which the parties engaged are not armies.
Comber (n.) One who combs; one whose occupation it is to comb wool, flax, etc. Also, a machine for combing wool, flax, etc.
Comber (n.) A long, curling wave.
Comber (v. t.) To cumber.
Comber (n.) Encumbrance.
Comber (n.) The cabrilla. Also, a name applied to a species of wrasse.
Coming (p. pr & vb. n.) of Come
Comedo (n.) A small nodule or cystic tumor, common on the nose, etc., which on pressure allows the escape of a yellow wormlike mass of retained oily secretion, with a black head (dirt).
Comedy (n.) A dramatic composition, or representation of a bright and amusing character, based upon the foibles of individuals, the manners of society, or the ludicrous events or accidents of life; a play in which mirth predominates and the termination of the plot is happy; -- opposed to tragedy.
Comely (superl.) Pleasing or agreeable to the sight; well-proportioned; good-looking; handsome.
Comely (superl.) Suitable or becoming; proper; agreeable.
Comely (adv.) In a becoming manner.
Comfit (n.) A dry sweetmeat; any kind of fruit, root, or seed preserved with sugar and dried; a confection.
Comfit (v. t.) To preserve dry with sugar.
Coming (a.) Approaching; of the future, especially the near future; the next; as, the coming week or year; the coming exhibition.
Coming (a.) Ready to come; complaisant; fond.
Coming (n.) Approach; advent; manifestation; as, the coming of the train.
Coming (n.) Specifically: The Second Advent of Christ.
Comity (n.) Mildness and suavity of manners; courtesy between equals; friendly civility; as, comity of manners; the comity of States.
Commit (v. t.) To give in trust; to put into charge or keeping; to intrust; to consign; -- used with to, unto.
Commit (v. t.) To put in charge of a jailor; to imprison.
Commit (v. t.) To do; to perpetrate, as a crime, sin, or fault.
Commit (v. t.) To join for a contest; to match; -- followed by with.
Commit (v. t.) To pledge or bind; to compromise, expose, or endanger by some decisive act or preliminary step; -- often used reflexively; as, to commit one's self to a certain course.
Commit (v. t.) To confound.
Commit (v. i.) To sin; esp., to be incontinent.
Commix (v. t. & i.) To mix or mingle together; to blend.
Common (v.) Belonging or relating equally, or similarly, to more than one; as, you and I have a common interest in the property.
Common (v.) Belonging to or shared by, affecting or serving, all the members of a class, considered together; general; public; as, properties common to all plants; the common schools; the Book of Common Prayer.
Common (v.) Often met with; usual; frequent; customary.
Common (v.) Not distinguished or exceptional; inconspicuous; ordinary; plebeian; -- often in a depreciatory sense.
Common (v.) Profane; polluted.
Common (v.) Given to habits of lewdness; prostitute.
Common (n.) The people; the community.
Common (n.) An inclosed or uninclosed tract of ground for pleasure, for pasturage, etc., the use of which belongs to the public; or to a number of persons.
Common (n.) The right of taking a profit in the land of another, in common either with the owner or with other persons; -- so called from the community of interest which arises between the claimant of the right and the owner of the soil, or between the claimants and other commoners entitled to the same right.
Common (v. i.) To converse together; to discourse; to confer.
Common (v. i.) To participate.
Common (v. i.) To have a joint right with others in common ground.
Common (v. i.) To board together; to eat at a table in common.
Comose (a.) Bearing a tuft of soft hairs or down, as the seeds of milkweed.
Compel (v. t.) To drive or urge with force, or irresistibly; to force; to constrain; to oblige; to necessitate, either by physical or moral force.
Compel (v. t.) To take by force or violence; to seize; to exact; to extort.
Compel (v. t.) To force to yield; to overpower; to subjugate.
Compel (v. t.) To gather or unite in a crowd or company.
Compel (v. t.) To call forth; to summon.
Compel (v. i.) To make one yield or submit.
Comply (v. i.) To yield assent; to accord; agree, or acquiesce; to adapt one's self; to consent or conform; -- usually followed by with.
Comply (v. i.) To be ceremoniously courteous; to make one's compliments.
Comply (v. i.) To fulfill; to accomplish.
Comply (v. i.) To infold; to embrace.
Conned (imp. & p. p.) of Con
Concha (n.) The plain semidome of an apse; sometimes used for the entire apse.
Concha (n.) The external ear; esp. the largest and deepest concavity of the external ear, surrounding the entrance to the auditory canal.
Concur (v. i.) To run together; to meet.
Concur (v. i.) To meet in the same point; to combine or conjoin; to contribute or help toward a common object or effect.
Concur (v. i.) To unite or agree (in action or opinion); to join; to act jointly; to agree; to coincide; to correspond.
Concur (v. i.) To assent; to consent.
Conder (n.) One who watches shoals of fish; a balker. See Balker.
Condog (v. i.) To concur; to agree.
Condor (n.) A very large bird of the Vulture family (Sarcorhamphus gryphus), found in the most elevated parts of the Andes.
Confab (n.) Familiar talk or conversation.
Confer (v. t.) To bring together for comparison; to compare.
Confer (v. t.) To grant as a possession; to bestow.
Confer (v. t.) To contribute; to conduce.
Confer (v. i.) To have discourse; to consult; to compare views; to deliberate.
Confit (n.) Same as Comfit.
Confix (v. t.) To fix; to fasten.
Confus (a.) Confused, disturbed.
Congee (n. & v.) See Conge, Conge.
Congee (n.) Boiled rice; rice gruel.
Congee (n.) A jail; a lockup.
Conger (n.) The conger eel; -- called also congeree.
Congou (n.) Alt. of Congo
Conics (n.) That branch of geometry which treats of the cone and the curves which arise from its sections.
Conics (n.) Conic sections.
Conida (pl. ) of Conidium
Conine (n.) A powerful and very poisonous vegetable alkaloid found in the hemlock (Conium maculatum) and extracted as a colorless oil, C8H17N, of strong repulsive odor and acrid taste. It is regarded as a derivative of piperidine and likewise of one of the collidines. It occasions a gradual paralysis of the motor nerves. Called also coniine, coneine, conia, etc. See Conium, 2.
Conite (n.) A magnesian variety of dolomite.
Conium (n.) A genus of biennial, poisonous, white-flowered, umbelliferous plants, bearing ribbed fruit ("seeds") and decompound leaves.
Conium (n.) The common hemlock (Conium maculatum, poison hemlock, spotted hemlock, poison parsley), a roadside weed of Europe, Asia, and America, cultivated in the United States for medicinal purpose. It is an active poison. The leaves and fruit are used in medicine.
Conner (n.) A marine European fish (Crenilabrus melops); also, the related American cunner. See Cunner.
Connex (v. t.) To connect.
Conoid (n.) Anything that has a form resembling that of a cone.
Conoid (n.) A solid formed by the revolution of a conic section about its axis; as, a parabolic conoid, elliptic conoid, etc.; -- more commonly called paraboloid, ellipsoid, etc.
Conoid (n.) A surface which may be generated by a straight
Conoid (a.) Resembling a cone; conoidal.
Consul (n.) One of the two chief magistrates of the republic.
Consul (n.) A senator; a counselor.
Consul (n.) One of the three chief magistrates of France from 1799 to 1804, who were called, respectively, first, second, and third consul.
Consul (n.) An official commissioned to reside in some foreign country, to care for the commercial interests of the citizens of the appointing government, and to protect its seamen.
Contek (n.) Quarrel; contention; contest.
Contek (n.) Contumely; reproach.
Contex (v. t.) To context.
Contra () A Latin adverb and preposition, signifying against, contrary, in opposition, etc., entering as a prefix into the composition of many English words. Cf. Counter, adv. & pref.
Conure (n.) An American parrakeet of the genus Conurus. Many species are known. See Parrakeet.
Convex (a.) Rising or swelling into a spherical or rounded form; regularly protuberant or bulging; -- said of a spherical surface or curved
Convex (n.) A convex body or surface.
Convey (v. t.) To carry from one place to another; to bear or transport.
Convey (v. t.) To cause to pass from one place or person to another; to serve as a medium in carrying (anything) from one place or person to another; to transmit; as, air conveys sound; words convey ideas.
Convey (v. t.) To transfer or deliver to another; to make over, as property; more strictly (Law), to transfer (real estate) or pass (a title to real estate) by a sealed writing.
Convey (v. t.) To impart or communicate; as, to convey an impression; to convey information.
Convey (v. t.) To manage with privacy; to carry out.
Convey (v. t.) To carry or take away secretly; to steal; to thieve.
Convey (v. t.) To accompany; to convoy.
Convey (v. i.) To play the thief; to steal.
Convoy (v. t.) To accompany for protection, either by sea or land; to attend for protection; to escort; as, a frigate convoys a merchantman.
Convoy (n.) The act of attending for defense; the state of being so attended; protection; escort.
Convoy (n.) A vessel or fleet, or a train or trains of wagons, employed in the transportation of munitions of war, money, subsistence, clothing, etc., and having an armed escort.
Convoy (n.) A protection force accompanying ships, etc., on their way from place to place, by sea or land; an escort, for protection or guidance.
Convoy (n.) Conveyance; means of transportation.
Convoy (n.) A drag or brake applied to the wheels of a carriage, to check their velocity in going down a hill.
Cooing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coo
Cooked (imp. & p. p.) of Cook
Cookee (n.) A female cook.
Cookey (n.) Alt. of Cookie
Cookie (n.) See Cooky.
Cooled (imp. & p. p.) of Cool
Cooler (n.) That which cools, or abates heat or excitement.
Cooler (n.) Anything in or by which liquids or other things are cooled, as an ice chest, a vessel for ice water, etc.
Coolie (n.) Same as Cooly.
Coolly (a.) Coolish; cool.
Coolly (adv.) In a cool manner; without heat or excessive cold; without passion or ardor; calmly; deliberately; with indifference; impudently.
Coolie (n.) An East Indian porter or carrier; a laborer transported from the East Indies, China, or Japan, for service in some other country.
Coombe (n.) A hollow in a hillside. [Prov. Eng.] See Comb, Combe.
Cooped (imp. & p. p.) of Coop
Coopee (n.) See Coupe.
Cooper (n.) One who makes barrels, hogsheads, casks, etc.
Cooper (v. t.) To do the work of a cooper upon; as, to cooper a cask or barrel.
Cooper (n.) Work done by a cooper in making or repairing barrels, casks, etc.; the business of a cooper.
Cooter (n.) A fresh-water tortoise (Pseudemus concinna) of Florida.
Cooter (n.) The box tortoise.
Copart (v. t.) To share.
Coping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cope
Copeck (n.) A Russian copper coin. See Kopeck.
Copier (n.) One who copies; one who writes or transcribes from an original; a transcriber.
Copier (n.) An imitator; one who imitates an example; hence, a plagiarist.
Coping (n.) The highest or covering course of masonry in a wall, often with sloping edges to carry off water; -- sometimes called capping.
Copist (n.) A copier.
Copped (a.) Rising to a point or head; conical; pointed; crested.
Coppel (n. & v.) See Cupel.
Copper (n.) A common metal of a reddish color, both ductile and malleable, and very tenacious. It is one of the best conductors of heat and electricity. Symbol Cu. Atomic weight 63.3. It is one of the most useful metals in itself, and also in its alloys, brass and bronze.
Copper (n.) A coin made of copper; a penny, cent, or other minor coin of copper.
Copper (n.) A vessel, especially a large boiler, made of copper.
Copper (n.) the boilers in the galley for cooking; as, a ship's coppers.
Copper (v. t.) To cover or coat with copper; to sheathe with sheets of copper; as, to copper a ship.
Coppin (n.) A cop of thread.
Copple (n.) Something rising in a conical shape; specifically, a hill rising to a point.
Coptic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Copts.
Coptic (n.) The language of the Copts.
Copula (n.) The word which unites the subject and predicate.
Copula (n.) The stop which connects the manuals, or the manuals with the pedals; -- called also coupler.
Copies (pl. ) of Copy
Copied (imp. & p. p.) of Copy
Copyer (n.) See Copier.
Coquet (v. t.) To attempt to attract the notice, admiration, or love of; to treat with a show of tenderness or regard, with a view to deceive and disappoint.
Coquet (v. i.) To trifle in love; to stimulate affection or interest; to play the coquette; to deal playfully instead of seriously; to play (with); as, we have coquetted with political crime.
Corage (n.) See Courage
Corant (n.) Alt. of Coranto
Corban (n.) An offering of any kind, devoted to God and therefore not to be appropriated to any other use; esp., an offering in fulfillment of a vow.
Corban (n.) An alms basket; a vessel to receive gifts of charity; a treasury of the church, where offerings are deposited.
Corbel (n.) A bracket supporting a superincumbent object, or receiving the spring of an arch. Corbels were employed largely in Gothic architecture.
Corbel (v. t.) To furnish with a corbel or corbels; to support by a corbel; to make in the form of a corbel.
Corbie (n.) Alt. of Corby
Corcle (n.) Alt. of Corcule
Corded (imp. & p. p.) of Cord
Cordal (n.) Same as Cordelle.
Corded (a.) Bound or fastened with cords.
Corded (a.) Piled in a form for measurement by the cord.
Corded (a.) Made of cords.
Corded (a.) Striped or ribbed with cords; as, cloth with a corded surface.
Corded (a.) Bound about, or wound, with cords.
Cordon (n.) A cord or ribbon bestowed or borne as a badge of honor; a broad ribbon, usually worn after the manner of a baldric, constituting a mark of a very high grade in an honorary order. Cf. Grand cordon.
Cordon (n.) The cord worn by a Franciscan friar.
Cordon (n.) The coping of the scarp wall, which projects beyong the face of the wall a few inches.
Cordon (n.) A
Cordon (n.) A rich and ornamental lace or string, used to secure a mantle in some costumes of state.
Coring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Core
Corves (pl. ) of Corf
Corium (n.) Armor made of leather, particularly that used by the Romans; used also by Enlish soldiers till the reign of Edward I.
Corium (n.) Same as Dermis.
Corium (n.) The deep layer of mucous membranes beneath the epithelium.
Corked (imp. & p. p.) of Cork
Corked (a.) having acquired an unpleasant taste from the cork; as, a bottle of wine is corked.
Cormus (n.) See Corm.
Cormus (n.) A vegetable or animal made up of a number of individuals, such as, for example, would be formed by a process of budding from a parent stalk wherre the buds remain attached.
Corned (imp. & p. p.) of Corn
Cornea (n.) The transparent part of the coat of the eyeball which covers the iris and pupil and admits light to the interior. See Eye.
Cornel (n.) The cornelian cherry (Cornus Mas), a European shrub with clusters of small, greenish flowers, followed by very acid but edible drupes resembling cherries.
Cornel (n.) Any species of the genus Cornus, as C. florida, the flowering cornel; C. stolonifera, the osier cornel; C. Canadensis, the dwarf cornel, or bunchberry.
Corner (n.) The point where two converging
Corner (n.) The space in the angle between converging
Corner (n.) An edge or extremity; the part farthest from the center; hence, any quarter or part.
Corner (n.) A secret or secluded place; a remote or out of the way place; a nook.
Corner (n.) Direction; quarter.
Corner (n.) The state of things produced by a combination of persons, who buy up the whole or the available part of any stock or species of property, which compels those who need such stock or property to buy of them at their own price; as, a corner in a railway stock.
Corner (v. t.) To drive into a corner.
Corner (v. t.) To drive into a position of great difficulty or hopeless embarrassment; as, to corner a person in argument.
Corner (v. t.) To get command of (a stock, commodity, etc.), so as to be able to put one's own price on it; as, to corner the shares of a railroad stock; to corner petroleum.
Cornet (n.) An obsolete rude reed instrument (Ger. Zinken), of the oboe family.
Cornet (n.) A brass instrument, with cupped mouthpiece, and furnished with valves or pistons, now used in bands, and, in place of the trumpet, in orchestras. See Cornet-a-piston.
Cornet (n.) A certain organ stop or register.
Cornet (n.) A cap of paper twisted at the end, used by retailers to inclose small wares.
Cornet (n.) A troop of cavalry; -- so called from its being accompanied by a cornet player.
Cornet (n.) The standard of such a troop.
Cornet (n.) The lowest grade of commissioned officer in a British cavalry troop, who carried the standard. The office was abolished in 1871.
Cornet (n.) A headdress
Cornet (n.) A square cap anciently worn as a mark of certain professions.
Cornet (n.) A part of a woman's headdress, in the 16th century.
Cornet (n.) See Coronet, 2.
Cornic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or resembling, the dogwood (Cornus florida).
Cornin (n.) A bitter principle obtained from dogwood (Cornus florida), as a white crystal
Cornin (n.) An extract from dogwood used as a febrifuge.
Cornua (pl. ) of Cornu
Corody (n.) An allowance of meat, drink, or clothing due from an abbey or other religious house for the sustenance of such of the king's servants as he may designate to receive it.
Corona (n.) A crown or garland bestowed among the Romans as a reward for distinguished services.
Corona (n.) The projecting part of a Classic cornice, the under side of which is cut with a recess or channel so as to form a drip. See Illust. of Column.
Corona (n.) The upper surface of some part, as of a tooth or the skull; a crown.
Corona (n.) The shelly skeleton of a sea urchin.
Corona (n.) A peculiar luminous appearance, or aureola, which surrounds the sun, and which is seen only when the sun is totally eclipsed by the moon.
Corona (n.) An inner appendage to a petal or a corolla, often forming a special cup, as in the daffodil and jonquil.
Corona (n.) Any crownlike appendage at the top of an organ.
Corona (n.) A circle, usually colored, seen in peculiar states of the atmosphere around and close to a luminous body, as the sun or moon.
Corona (n.) A peculiar phase of the aurora borealis, formed by the concentration or convergence of luminous beams around the point in the heavens indicated by the direction of the dipping needle.
Corona (n.) A crown or circlet suspended from the roof or vaulting of churches, to hold tapers lighted on solemn occasions. It is sometimes formed of double or triple circlets, arranged pyramidically. Called also corona lucis.
Corona (n.) A character [/] called the pause or hold.
Coroun (v. & n.) Crown.
Corozo (n.) Alt. of Corosso
Corpse (n.) A human body in general, whether living or dead; -- sometimes contemptuously.
Corpse (n.) The dead body of a human being; -- used also Fig.
Corpus (n.) A body, living or dead; the corporeal substance of a thing.
Corral (n.) A pen for animals; esp., an inclosure made with wagons, by emigrants in the vicinity of hostile Indians, as a place of security for horses, cattle, etc.
Corral (v. t.) To surround and inclose; to coop up; to put into an inclosed space; -- primarily used with reference to securing horses and cattle in an inclosure of wagons while traversing the plains, but in the Southwestern United States now colloquially applied to the capturing, securing, or penning of anything.
Correi (n.) A hollow in the side of a hill, where game usually lies.
Corrie (n.) Same as Correi.
Corsac (n.) The corsak.
Corsak (n.) A small foxlike mammal (Cynalopex corsac), found in Central Asia.
Corset (n.) In the Middle Ages, a gown or basque of which the body was close fitting, worn by both men and women.
Corset (n.) An article of dress inclosing the chest and waist worn (chiefly by women) to support the body or to modify its shape; stays.
Corset (v. t.) To inclose in corsets.
Cortes (n. pl.) The legislative assembly, composed of nobility, clergy, and representatives of cities, which in Spain and in Portugal answers, in some measure, to the Parliament of Great Britain.
Cortex (n.) Bark, as of a tree; hence, an outer covering.
Cortex (n.) Bark; rind; specifically, cinchona bark.
Cortex (n.) The outer or superficial part of an organ; as, the cortex or gray exterior substance of the brain.
Corvee (n.) An obligation to perform certain services, as the repair of roads, for the lord or sovereign.
Corven () p. p. of Carve.
Corvet (n.) Alt. of Corvette
Corymb (n.) A flat-topped or convex cluster of flowers, each on its own footstalk, and arising from different points of a common axis, the outermost blossoms expanding first, as in the hawthorn.
Corymb (n.) Any flattish flower cluster, whatever be the order of blooming, or a similar shaped cluster of fruit.
Coryza (n.) Nasal catarrh.
Cosher (v. t.) To levy certain exactions or tribute upon; to lodge and eat at the expense of. See Coshering.
Cosher (v. t.) To treat with hospitality; to pet.
Cosier (n.) A tailor who botches his work.
Cosily (adv.) See Cozily.
Cosine (n.) The sine of the complement of an arc or angle. See Illust. of Functions.
Cosmic (a.) Alt. of Cosmical
Cosmos (n.) The universe or universality of created things; -- so called from the order and harmony displayed in it.
Cosmos (n.) The theory or description of the universe, as a system displaying order and harmony.
Cossas (n.) Plain India muslin, of various qualities and widths.
Cosset (n.) A lamb reared without the aid of the dam. Hence: A pet, in general.
Cosset (v. t.) To treat as a pet; to fondle.
Cossic (a.) Alt. of Cossical
Costal (a.) Pertaining to the ribs or the sides of the body; as, costal nerves.
Costal (a.) Relating to a costa, or rib.
Coster (n.) One who hawks about fruit, green vegetables, fish, etc.
Costly (a.) Of great cost; expensive; dear.
Costly (a.) Gorgeous; sumptuous.
Cotise (n.) See Cottise.
Cotter (n.) Alt. of Cottar
Cottar (n.) A cottager; a cottier.
Cotter (n.) A piece of wood or metal, commonly wedge-shaped, used for fastening together parts of a machine or structure. It is driven into an opening through one or all of the parts. [See Illust.] In the United States a cotter is commonly called a key.
Cotter (n.) A toggle.
Cotter (v. t.) To fasten with a cotter.
Cotton (n.) A soft, downy substance, resembling fine wool, consisting of the unicellular twisted hairs which grow on the seeds of the cotton plant. Long-staple cotton has a fiber sometimes almost two inches long; short-staple, from two thirds of an inch to an inch and a half.
Cotton (n.) The cotton plant. See Cotten plant, below.
Cotton (n.) Cloth made of cotton.
Cotton (v. i.) To rise with a regular nap, as cloth does.
Cotton (v. i.) To go on prosperously; to succeed.
Cotton (v. i.) To unite; to agree; to make friends; -- usually followed by with.
Cotton (v. i.) To take a liking to; to stick to one as cotton; -- used with to.
Cotyla (n.) Alt. of Cotyle
Cotyle (n.) A cuplike cavity or organ. Same as Acetabulum.
Coucal (n.) A large, Old World, ground cuckoo of the genus Centropus, of several species.
Couche (v. t.) Not erect; inc
Couche (v. t.) Lying on its side; thus, a chevron couche is one which emerges from one side of the escutcheon and has its apex on the opposite side, or at the fess point.
Coudee (n.) A measure of length; the distance from the elbow to the end of the middle finger; a cubit.
Cougar (n.) An American fe
Coulee (n.) A stream
Coulee (n.) a stream of lava. Also, in the Western United States, the bed of a stream, even if dry, when deep and having inc
Co-une (v. t.) To combine or unite.
County (n.) An earldom; the domain of a count or earl.
County (n.) A circuit or particular portion of a state or kingdom, separated from the rest of the territory, for certain purposes in the administration of justice and public affairs; -- called also a shire. See Shire.
County (n.) A count; an earl or lord.
Couped (a.) Cut off smoothly, as distinguished from erased; -- used especially for the head or limb of an animal. See Erased.
Coupee (n.) A motion in dancing, when one leg is a little bent, and raised from the floor, and with the other a forward motion is made.
Couple (a.) That which joins or links two things together; a bond or tie; a coupler.
Couple (a.) Two of the same kind connected or considered together; a pair; a brace.
Couple (a.) A male and female associated together; esp., a man and woman who are married or betrothed.
Couple (a.) See Couple-close.
Couple (a.) One of the pairs of plates of two metals which compose a voltaic battery; -- called a voltaic couple or galvanic couple.
Couple (a.) Two rotations, movements, etc., which are equal in amount but opposite in direction, and acting along parallel
Couple (v.) To link or tie, as one thing to another; to connect or fasten together; to join.
Couple (v.) To join in wedlock; to marry.
Couple (v. i.) To come together as male and female; to copulate.
Coupon (n.) A certificate of interest due, printed at the bottom of transferable bonds (state, railroad, etc.), given for a term of years, designed to be cut off and presented for payment when the interest is due; an interest warrant.
Coupon (n.) A section of a ticket, showing the holder to be entitled to some specified accomodation or service, as to a passage over a designated
Couage (v. t.) To inspire with courage.
Courap (n.) A skin disease, common in India, in which there is perpetual itching and eruption, esp. of the groin, breast, armpits, and face.
Course (n.) The act of moving from one point to another; progress; passage.
Course (n.) The ground or path traversed; track; way.
Course (n.) Motion, considered as to its general or resultant direction or to its goal;
Course (n.) Progress from point to point without change of direction; any part of a progress from one place to another, which is in a straight
Course (n.) Motion considered with reference to manner; or derly progress; procedure in a certain
Course (n.) Customary or established sequence of events; recurrence of events according to natural laws.
Course (n.) Method of procedure; manner or way of conducting; conduct; behavior.
Course (n.) A series of motions or acts arranged in order; a succession of acts or practices connectedly followed; as, a course of medicine; a course of lectures on chemistry.
Course (n.) The succession of one to another in office or duty; order; turn.
Course (n.) That part of a meal served at one time, with its accompaniments.
Course (n.) A continuous level range of brick or stones of the same height throughout the face or faces of a building.
Course (n.) The lowest sail on any mast of a square-rigged vessel; as, the fore course, main course, etc.
Course (n.) The menses.
Course (v. t.) To run, hunt, or chase after; to follow hard upon; to pursue.
Course (v. t.) To cause to chase after or pursue game; as, to course greyhounds after deer.
Course (v. t.) To run through or over.
Course (v. i.) To run as in a race, or in hunting; to pursue the sport of coursing; as, the sportsmen coursed over the flats of Lancashire.
Course (v. i.) To move with speed; to race; as, the blood courses through the veins.
Cousin (n.) One collaterally related more remotely than a brother or sister; especially, the son or daughter of an uncle or aunt.
Cousin (n.) A title formerly given by a king to a nobleman, particularly to those of the council. In English writs, etc., issued by the crown, it signifies any earl.
Cousin (n.) Allied; akin.
Coving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cove
Covent (n.) A convent or monastery.
Covert (v. t.) Covered over; private; hid; secret; disguised.
Covert (v. t.) Sheltered; not open or exposed; retired; protected; as, a covert nook.
Covert (v. t.) Under cover, authority or protection; as, a feme covert, a married woman who is considered as being under the protection and control of her husband.
Covert (a.) A place that covers and protects; a shelter; a defense.
Covert (a.) One of the special feathers covering the bases of the quills of the wings and tail of a bird. See Illust. of Bird.
Cowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cow
Cowage (n.) See Cowhage.
Coward (a.) Borne in the escutcheon with his tail doubled between his legs; -- said of a lion.
Coward (a.) Destitute of courage; timid; cowardly.
Coward (a.) Belonging to a coward; proceeding from, or expressive of, base fear or timidity.
Coward (n.) A person who lacks courage; a timid or pusillanimous person; a poltroon.
Coward (v. t.) To make timorous; to frighten.
Cowboy (n.) A cattle herder; a drover; specifically, one of an adventurous class of herders and drovers on the plains of the Western and Southwestern United States.
Cowboy (n.) One of the marauders who, in the Revolutionary War infested the neutral ground between the American and British
Cowdie (n.) See Kauri.
Cowish (v. t.) Timorous; fearful; cowardly.
Cowish (n.) An umbelliferous plant (Peucedanum Cous) with edible tuberous roots, found in Oregon.
Cowled (a.) Wearing a cowl; hooded; as, a cowled monk.
Cowpea (n.) The seed of one or more leguminous plants of the genus Dolichos; also, the plant itself. Many varieties are cultivated in the southern part of the United States.
Cowpox (n.) A pustular eruptive disease of the cow, which, when communicated to the human system, as by vaccination, protects from the smallpox; vaccinia; -- called also kinepox, cowpock, and kinepock.
Cowrie (n.) Same as Kauri.
Cowrie (n.) Alt. of Cowry
Coying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coy
Coyish (a.) Somewhat coy or reserved.
Coyote (n.) A carnivorous animal (Canis latrans), allied to the dog, found in the western part of North America; -- called also prairie wolf. Its voice is a snapping bark, followed by a prolonged, shrill howl.
Cozier (n.) See Cosier.
Cozily (adv.) Snugly; comfortably.
Doable (a.) Capable of being done.
Do-all (n.) General manager; factotum.
Dobber (n.) See Dabchick.
Dobber (n.) A float to a fishing
Dobbin (n.) An old jaded horse.
Dobbin (n.) Sea gravel mixed with sand.
Dobson (n.) The aquatic larva of a large neuropterous insect (Corydalus cornutus), used as bait in angling. See Hellgamite.
Dobule (n.) The European dace.
Docent (a.) Serving to instruct; teaching.
Docile (a.) Teachable; easy to teach; docible.
Docile (a.) Disposed to be taught; tractable; easily managed; as, a docile child.
Docity (n.) Teachableness.
Docked (imp. & p. p.) of Dock
Docket (n.) A small piece of paper or parchment, containing the heads of a writing; a summary or digest.
Docket (n.) A bill tied to goods, containing some direction, as the name of the owner, or the place to which they are to be sent; a label.
Docket (n.) An abridged entry of a judgment or proceeding in an action, or register or such entries; a book of original, kept by clerks of courts, containing a formal list of the names of parties, and minutes of the proceedings, in each case in court.
Docket (n.) A list or calendar of causes ready for hearing or trial, prepared for the use of courts by the clerks.
Docket (n.) A list or calendar of business matters to be acted on in any assembly.
Docket (v. t.) To make a brief abstract of (a writing) and indorse it on the back of the paper, or to indorse the title or contents on the back of; to summarize; as, to docket letters and papers.
Docket (v. t.) To make a brief abstract of and inscribe in a book; as, judgments regularly docketed.
Docket (v. t.) To enter or inscribe in a docket, or list of causes for trial.
Docket (v. t.) To mark with a ticket; as, to docket goods.
Doctor (n.) A teacher; one skilled in a profession, or branch of knowledge learned man.
Doctor (n.) An academical title, originally meaning a men so well versed in his department as to be qualified to teach it. Hence: One who has taken the highest degree conferred by a university or college, or has received a diploma of the highest degree; as, a doctor of divinity, of law, of medicine, of music, or of philosophy. Such diplomas may confer an honorary title only.
Doctor (n.) One duly licensed to practice medicine; a member of the medical profession; a physician.
Doctor (n.) Any mechanical contrivance intended to remedy a difficulty or serve some purpose in an exigency; as, the doctor of a calico-printing machine, which is a knife to remove superfluous coloring matter; the doctor, or auxiliary engine, called also donkey engine.
Doctor (n.) The friar skate.
Doctor (v. t.) To treat as a physician does; to apply remedies to; to repair; as, to doctor a sick man or a broken cart.
Doctor (v. t.) To confer a doctorate upon; to make a doctor.
Doctor (v. t.) To tamper with and arrange for one's own purposes; to falsify; to adulterate; as, to doctor election returns; to doctor whisky.
Doctor (v. i.) To practice physic.
Dodded (a.) Without horns; as, dodded cattle; without beards; as, dodded corn.
Dodder (n.) A plant of the genus Cuscuta. It is a leafless parasitical vine with yellowish threadlike stems. It attaches itself to some other plant, as to flax, goldenrod, etc., and decaying at the root, is nourished by the plant that supports it.
Dodder (v. t. & i.) To shake, tremble, or totter.
Dodged (imp. & p. p.) of Dodge
Dodger (n.) One who dodges or evades; one who plays fast and loose, or uses tricky devices.
Dodger (n.) A small handbill.
Dodger (n.) See Corndodger.
Dodkin (n.) A doit; a small coin.
Dodman (n.) A snail; also, a snail shell; a hodmandod.
Dodman (n.) Any shellfish which casts its shell, as a lobster.
Dodoes (pl. ) of Dodo
Doffed (imp. & p. p.) of Doff
Doffer (n.) A revolving cylinder, or a vibrating bar with teeth, in a carding machine, which doffs, or strips off, the cotton from the cards.
Dogged (imp. & p. p.) of Dog
Dogate (n.) The office or dignity of a doge.
Dogday () One of the dog days.
Dogged (a.) Sullen; morose.
Dogged (a.) Sullenly obstinate; obstinately determined or persistent; as, dogged resolution; dogged work.
Dogger (n.) A two-masted fishing vessel, used by the Dutch.
Dogger (n.) A sort of stone, found in the mines with the true alum rock, chiefly of silica and iron.
Dogget (n.) Docket. See Docket.
Dogmas (pl. ) of Dogma
Dogtie (n.) A cramp.
Doings (pl. ) of Doing
Doling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dole
Dolent (a.) Sorrowful.
Dolium (n.) A genus of large univalve mollusks, including the partridge shell and tun shells.
Dollar (n.) A silver coin of the United States containing 371.25 grains of silver and 41.25 grains of alloy, that is, having a total weight of 412.5 grains.
Dollar (n.) A gold coin of the United States containing 23.22 grains of gold and 2.58 grains of alloy, that is, having a total weight of 25.8 grains, nine-tenths fine. It is no longer coined.
Dollar (n.) A coin of the same general weight and value, though differing slightly in different countries, current in Mexico, Canada, parts of South America, also in Spain, and several other European countries.
Dollar (n.) The value of a dollar; the unit commonly employed in the United States in reckoning money values.
Dolman (n.) A long robe or outer garment, with long sleeves, worn by the Turks.
Dolman (n.) A cloak of a peculiar fashion worn by women.
Dolmen (n.) A cromlech. See Cromlech.
Dolven (p. p.) of Delve.
Domage (n.) Damage; hurt.
Domage (n.) Subjugation.
Domain (n.) Dominion; empire; authority.
Domain (n.) The territory over which dominion or authority is exerted; the possessions of a sovereign or commonwealth, or the like. Also used figuratively.
Domain (n.) Landed property; estate; especially, the land about the mansion house of a lord, and in his immediate occupancy; demesne.
Domain (n.) Ownership of land; an estate or patrimony which one has in his own right; absolute proprietorship; paramount or sovereign ownership.
Domett (n.) A kind of baize of which the ward is cotton and the weft woolen.
Domify (v. t.) To divide, as the heavens, into twelve houses. See House, in astrological sense.
Domify (v. t.) To tame; to domesticate.
Domina (n.) Lady; a lady; -- a title formerly given to noble ladies who held a barony in their own right.
Domine (n.) A name given to a pastor of the Reformed Church. The word is also applied locally in the United States, in colloquial speech, to any clergyman.
Domine (n.) A West Indian fish (Epinula magistralis), of the family Trichiuridae. It is a long-bodied, voracious fish.
Domino (n.) A kind of hood worn by the canons of a cathedral church; a sort of amice.
Domino (n.) A mourning veil formerly worn by women.
Domino (n.) A kind of mask; particularly, a half mask worn at masquerades, to conceal the upper part of the face. Dominos were formerly worn by ladies in traveling.
Domino (n.) A costume worn as a disguise at masquerades, consisting of a robe with a hood adjustable at pleasure.
Domino (n.) A person wearing a domino.
Domino (n.) A game played by two or more persons, with twenty-eight pieces of wood, bone, or ivory, of a flat, oblong shape, plain at the back, but on the face divided by a
Domino (n.) One of the pieces with which the game of dominoes is played.
Domini (pl. ) of Dominus
Domite (n.) A grayish variety of trachyte; -- so called from the Puy-de-Dome in Auvergne, France, where it is found.
Donned (imp. & p. p.) of Don
Donary (n.) A thing given to a sacred use.
Donate (v. t.) To give; to bestow; to present; as, to donate fifty thousand dollars to a college.
Donjon (n.) The chief tower, also called the keep; a massive tower in ancient castles, forming the strongest part of the fortifications. See Illust. of Castle.
Donkey (n.) An ass; or (less frequently) a mule.
Donkey (n.) A stupid or obstinate fellow; an ass.
Donnat (n.) See Do-naught.
Donzel (n.) A young squire, or knight's attendant; a page.
Doodle (n.) A trifler; a simple fellow.
Doomed (imp. & p. p.) of Doom
Doorga (n.) A Hindoo divinity, the consort of Siva, represented with ten arms.
Dopper (n.) An Anabaptist or Baptist.
Doquet (n.) A warrant. See Docket.
Dorado (n.) A southern constellation, within which is the south pole of the ecliptic; -- called also sometimes Xiphias, or the Swordfish.
Dorado (n.) A large, oceanic fish of the genus Coryphaena.
Dorian (a.) Of or pertaining to the ancient Greeks of Doris; Doric; as, a Dorian fashion.
Dorian (a.) Same as Doric, 3.
Dorian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Doris in Greece.
Dorism (n.) A Doric phrase or idiom.
Dormer (n.) Alt. of Dormer window
Dorsad (adv.) Toward the dorsum or back; on the dorsal side; dorsally.
Dorsal (a.) Pertaining to, or situated near, the back, or dorsum, of an animal or of one of its parts; notal; tergal; neural; as, the dorsal fin of a fish; the dorsal artery of the tongue; -- opposed to ventral.
Dorsal (a.) Pertaining to the surface naturally inferior, as of a leaf.
Dorsal (a.) Pertaining to the surface naturally superior, as of a creeping hepatic moss.
Dorsal (a.) A hanging, usually of rich stuff, at the back of a throne, or of an altar, or in any similar position.
Dorsel (n.) A pannier.
Dorsel (n.) Same as Dorsal, n.
Dorser (n.) See Dosser.
Dorsum (n.) The ridge of a hill.
Dorsum (n.) The back or dorsal region of an animal; the upper side of an appendage or part; as, the dorsum of the tongue.
Dories (pl. ) of Dory
Dories (pl. ) of Dory
dosing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dose
Dossel (n.) Same as Dorsal, n.
Dosser (n.) A pannier, or basket.
Dosser (n.) A hanging tapestry; a dorsal.
Dossil (n.) A small ovoid or cylindrical roil or pledget of lint, for keeping a sore, wound, etc., open; a tent.
Dossil (n.) A roll of cloth for wiping off the face of a copperplate, leaving the ink in the engraved
Dotted (imp. & p. p.) of Dot
Dotage (v. i.) Feebleness or imbecility of understanding or mind, particularly in old age; the childishness of old age; senility; as, a venerable man, now in his dotage.
Dotage (v. i.) Foolish utterance; drivel.
Dotage (v. i.) Excessive fondness; weak and foolish affection.
Dotant (n.) A dotard.
Dotard (v. i.) One whose mind is impaired by age; one in second childhood.
Dotary (n.) A dotard's weakness; dotage.
Doting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dote
Dotery (n.) The acts or speech of a dotard; drivel.
Doting (a.) That dotes; silly; excessively fond.
Dotish (a.) Foolish; weak; imbecile.
Dotted (a.) Marked with, or made of, dots or small spots; diversified with small, detached objects.
Douane (n.) A customhouse.
Double (a.) Twofold; multiplied by two; increased by its equivalent; made twice as large or as much, etc.
Double (a.) Being in pairs; presenting two of a kind, or two in a set together; coupled.
Double (a.) Divided into two; acting two parts, one openly and the other secretly; equivocal; deceitful; insincere.
Double (a.) Having the petals in a flower considerably increased beyond the natural number, usually as the result of cultivation and the expense of the stamens, or stamens and pistils. The white water lily and some other plants have their blossoms naturally double.
Double (adv.) Twice; doubly.
Double (a.) To increase by adding an equal number, quantity, length, value, or the like; multiply by two; to double a sum of money; to double a number, or length.
Double (a.) To make of two thicknesses or folds by turning or bending together in the middle; to fold one part upon another part of; as, to double the leaf of a book, and the like; to clinch, as the fist; -- often followed by up; as, to double up a sheet of paper or cloth.
Double (a.) To be the double of; to exceed by twofold; to contain or be worth twice as much as.
Double (a.) To pass around or by; to march or sail round, so as to reverse the direction of motion.
Double (a.) To unite, as ranks or files, so as to form one from each two.
Double (v. i.) To be increased to twice the sum, number, quantity, length, or value; to increase or grow to twice as much.
Double (v. i.) To return upon one's track; to turn and go back over the same ground, or in an opposite direction.
Double (v. i.) To play tricks; to use sleights; to play false.
Double (v. i.) To set up a word or words a second time by mistake; to make a doublet.
Double (n.) Twice as much; twice the number, sum, quantity, length, value, and the like.
Double (n.) Among compositors, a doublet (see Doublet, 2.); among pressmen, a sheet that is twice pulled, and blurred.
Double (n.) That which is doubled over or together; a doubling; a plait; a fold.
Double (n.) A turn or circuit in running to escape pursues; hence, a trick; a shift; an artifice.
Double (n.) Something precisely equal or counterpart to another; a counterpart. Hence, a wraith.
Double (n.) A player or singer who prepares to take the part of another player in his absence; a substitute.
Double (n.) Double beer; strong beer.
Double (n.) A feast in which the antiphon is doubled, hat is, said twice, before and after the Psalms, instead of only half being said, as in simple feasts.
Double (n.) A game between two pairs of players; as, a first prize for doubles.
Double (n.) An old term for a variation, as in Bach's Suites.
Doubly (adv.) In twice the quantity; to twice the degree; as, doubly wise or good; to be doubly sensible of an obligation.
Doubly (adv.) Deceitfully.
Doucet (n.) Alt. of Dowset
Dowset (n.) A custard.
Dowset (n.) A dowcet, or deep's testicle.
Douche (n.) A jet or current of water or vapor directed upon some part of the body to benefit it medicinally; a douche bath.
Douche (n.) A syringe.
Doughy (a.) Like dough; soft and heavy; pasty; crude; flabby and pale; as, a doughy complexion.
Doused (imp. & p. p.) of Douse
Douter (n.) An extinguisher for candles.
Dovish (a.) Like a dove; harmless; innocent.
Dowcet (n.) One of the testicles of a hart or stag.
Dowery (n.) See Dower.
Dowlas (n.) A coarse
Downed (imp. & p. p.) of Down
Dowral (a.) Of or relating to a dower.
Dowser (n.) A divining rod used in searching for water, ore, etc., a dowsing rod.
Dowser (n.) One who uses the dowser or divining rod.
Doxies (pl. ) of Doxy
Dozing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Doze
Dozens (pl. ) of Dozen
Eocene (a.) Pertaining to the first in time of the three subdivisions into which the Tertiary formation is divided by geologists, and alluding to the approximation in its life to that of the present era; as, Eocene deposits.
Eocene (n.) The Eocene formation.
Eolian (a.) Aeolian.
Eolian (a.) Formed, or deposited, by the action of wind, as dunes.
Eozoic (a.) Of or pertaining to rocks or strata older than the Paleozoic, in many of which the eozoon has been found.
Eozoon (n.) A peculiar structure found in the Archaean limestones of Canada and other regions. By some geologists it is believed to be a species of gigantic Foraminifera, but others consider it a concretion, without organic structure.
Foaled (imp. & p. p.) of Foal
Foamed (imp. & p. p.) of Foam
Fobbed (imp. & p. p.) of Fob
Fodder (n.) A weight by which lead and some other metals were formerly sold, in England, varying from 19/ to 24 cwt.; a fother.
Fodder (n.) That which is fed out to cattle horses, and sheep, as hay, cornstalks, vegetables, etc.
Fodder (v.t.) To feed, as cattle, with dry food or cut grass, etc.;to furnish with hay, straw, oats, etc.
Foemen (pl. ) of Foeman
Foeman (n.) An enemy in war.
Foetal (a.) Same as Fetal.
Foetor (n.) Same as Fetor.
Foetus (n.) Same as Fetus.
Fogged (imp. & p. p.) of Fog
Fo'gey (n.) See Fogy.
Fogies (pl. ) of Fogy
Fohist (n.) A Buddhist priest. See Fo.
Foible (a.) Weak; feeble.
Foible (n.) A moral weakness; a failing; a weak point; a frailty.
Foible (n.) The half of a sword blade or foil blade nearest the point; -- opposed to forte.
Foiled (imp. & p. p.) of Foil
Foiler (n.) One who foils or frustrates.
Foison (n.) Rich harvest; plenty; abundance.
Foisty (a.) Fusty; musty.
Folded (imp. & p. p.) of Fold
Folder (n.) One who, or that which, folds; esp., a flat, knifelike instrument used for folding paper.
Foliar (a.) Consisting of, or pertaining to, leaves; as, foliar appendages.
Folier (n.) Goldsmith's foil.
Folily (a.) Foolishly.
Folios (pl. ) of Folio
Fol'io (v. t.) To put a serial number on each folio or page of (a book); to page.
Fol'io (a.) Formed of sheets each folded once, making two leaves, or four pages; as, a folio volume. See Folio, n., 3.
Folium (n.) A leaf, esp. a thin leaf or plate.
Folium (n.) A curve of the third order, consisting of two infinite branches, which have a common asymptote. The curve has a double point, and a leaf-shaped loop; whence the name. Its equation is x3 + y3 = axy.
Follow (v. t.) To go or come after; to move behind in the same path or direction; hence, to go with (a leader, guide, etc.); to accompany; to attend.
Follow (v. t.) To endeavor to overtake; to go in pursuit of; to chase; to pursue; to prosecute.
Follow (v. t.) To accept as authority; to adopt the opinions of; to obey; to yield to; to take as a rule of action; as, to follow good advice.
Follow (v. t.) To copy after; to take as an example.
Follow (v. t.) To succeed in order of time, rank, or office.
Follow (v. t.) To result from, as an effect from a cause, or an inference from a premise.
Follow (v. t.) To watch, as a receding object; to keep the eyes fixed upon while in motion; to keep the mind upon while in progress, as a speech, musical performance, etc.; also, to keep up with; to understand the meaning, connection, or force of, as of a course of thought or argument.
Follow (v. t.) To walk in, as a road or course; to attend upon closely, as a profession or calling.
Follow (v. i.) To go or come after; -- used in the various senses of the transitive verb: To pursue; to attend; to accompany; to be a result; to imitate.
Foment (v. t.) To apply a warm lotion to; to bathe with a cloth or sponge wet with warm water or medicated liquid.
Foment (v. t.) To cherish with heat; to foster.
Foment (v. t.) To nurse to life or activity; to cherish and promote by excitements; to encourage; to abet; to instigate; -- used often in a bad sense; as, to foment ill humors.
Fondle (v.) To treat or handle with tenderness or in a loving manner; to caress; as, a nurse fondles a child.
Fondly (adv.) Foolishly.
Fondly (adv.) In a fond manner; affectionately; tenderly.
Fondon (n.) A large copper vessel used for hot amalgamation.
Fondus (n.) A style of printing calico, paper hangings, etc., in which the colors are in bands and graduated into each other.
Fontal (a.) Pertaining to a font, fountain, source, or origin; original; primitive.
Fooled (imp. & p. p.) of Fool
Footed (imp. & p. p.) of Foot
Footed (a.) Having a foot or feet; shaped in the foot.
Footed (a.) Having a foothold; established.
Forage (n.) The act of foraging; search for provisions, etc.
Forage (n.) Food of any kind for animals, especially for horses and cattle, as grass, pasture, hay, corn, oats.
Forage (v. i.) To wander or rove in search of food; to collect food, esp. forage, for horses and cattle by feeding on or stripping the country; to ravage; to feed on spoil.
Forage (v. t.) To strip of provisions; to supply with forage; as, to forage steeds.
Forbid () of Forbid
Forbid (v. t.) To command against, or contrary to; to prohibit; to interdict.
Forbid (v. t.) To deny, exclude from, or warn off, by express command; to command not to enter.
Forbid (v. t.) To oppose, hinder, or prevent, as if by an effectual command; as, an impassable river forbids the approach of the army.
Forbid (v. t.) To accurse; to blast.
Forbid (v. t.) To defy; to challenge.
Forbid (v. i.) To utter a prohibition; to prevent; to hinder.
Forced (imp. & p. p.) of Force
Forced (a.) Done or produced with force or great labor, or by extraordinary exertion; hurried; strained; produced by unnatural effort or pressure; as, a forced style; a forced laugh.
Forcer (n.) One who, or that which, forces or drives.
Forcer (n.) The solid piston of a force pump; the instrument by which water is forced in a pump.
Forcer (n.) A small hand pump for sinking pits, draining cellars, etc.
Forcut (v. t.) To cut completely; to cut off.
Forded (imp. & p. p.) of Ford
Fordry (a.) Entirely dry; withered.
Foreby (prep.) Near; hard by; along; past. See Forby.
Forego (v. t.) To quit; to relinquish; to leave.
Forego (v. t.) To relinquish the enjoyment or advantage of; to give up; to resign; to renounce; -- said of a thing already enjoyed, or of one within reach, or anticipated.
Forego (v. i.) To go before; to precede; -- used especially in the present and past participles.
Forein (a.) Foreign.
Forest (n.) An extensive wood; a large tract of land covered with trees; in the United States, a wood of native growth, or a tract of woodland which has never been cultivated.
Forest (n.) A large extent or precinct of country, generally waste and woody, belonging to the sovereign, set apart for the keeping of game for his use, not inclosed, but distinguished by certain limits, and protected by certain laws, courts, and officers of its own.
Forest (a.) Of or pertaining to a forest; sylvan.
Forest (v. t.) To cover with trees or wood.
Forfex (n.) A pair of shears.
Forged (imp. & p. p.) of Forge
Forger (n. & v. t.) One who forges, makes, of forms; a fabricator; a falsifier.
Forger (n. & v. t.) Especially: One guilty of forgery; one who makes or issues a counterfeit document.
Forgot (imp.) of Forget
Forgat () of Forget
Forgot () of Forget
Forget (v. t.) To lose the remembrance of; to let go from the memory; to cease to have in mind; not to think of; also, to lose the power of; to cease from doing.
Forget (v. t.) To treat with inattention or disregard; to slight; to neglect.
Forgot () imp. & p. p. of Forget.
Forked (imp. & p. p.) of Fork
Forked (a.) Formed into a forklike shape; having a fork; dividing into two or more prongs or branches; furcated; bifurcated; zigzag; as, the forked lighting.
Forked (a.) Having a double meaning; ambiguous; equivocal.
Forlay (v. t.) To lie in wait for; to ambush.
Forlet (v. t.) To give up; to leave; to abandon.
Forlie (v. i.) See Forelie.
Forlye (v. i.) Same as Forlie.
Formed (imp. & p. p.) of Form
Formal (n.) See Methylal.
Formal (a.) Belonging to the form, shape, frame, external appearance, or organization of a thing.
Formal (a.) Belonging to the constitution of a thing, as distinguished from the matter composing it; having the power of making a thing what it is; constituent; essential; pertaining to or depending on the forms, so called, of the human intellect.
Formal (a.) Done in due form, or with solemnity; according to regular method; not incidental, sudden or irregular; express; as, he gave his formal consent.
Formal (a.) Devoted to, or done in accordance with, forms or rules; punctilious; regular; orderly; methodical; of a prescribed form; exact; prim; stiff; ceremonious; as, a man formal in his dress, his gait, his conversation.
Formal (a.) Having the form or appearance without the substance or essence; external; as, formal duty; formal worship; formal courtesy, etc.
Formal (a.) Dependent in form; conventional.
Formal (a.) Sound; normal.
Formed (a.) Arranged, as stars in a constellation; as, formed stars.
Formed (a.) Having structure; capable of growth and development; organized; as, the formed or organized ferments. See Ferment, n.
Former (n.) One who forms; a maker; a creator.
Former (n.) A shape around which an article is to be shaped, molded, woven wrapped, pasted, or otherwise constructed.
Former (n.) A templet, pattern, or gauge by which an article is shaped.
Former (n.) A cutting die.
Former (a.) Preceding in order of time; antecedent; previous; prior; earlier; hence, ancient; long past.
Former (a.) Near the beginning; preceeding; as, the former part of a discourse or argument.
Former (a.) Earlier, as between two things mentioned together; first mentioned.
Formic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, ants; as, formic acid; in an extended sense, pertaining to, or derived from, formic acid; as, formic ether.
Formyl (n.) A univalent radical, H.C:O, regarded as the essential residue of formic acid and aldehyde.
Formyl (n.) Formerly, the radical methyl, CH3.
Fornix (n.) An arch or fold; as, the fornix, or vault, of the cranium; the fornix, or reflection, of the conjuctiva.
Fornix (n.) Esp., two longitudinal bands of white nervous tissue beneath the lateral ventricles of the brain.
Forold (a.) Very old.
Forray (v. t.) To foray; to ravage; to pillage.
Forray (n.) The act of ravaging; a ravaging; a predatory excursion. See Foray.
Forsay (v. t.) To forbid; to renounce; to forsake; to deny.
Forted (a.) Furnished with, or guarded by, forts; strengthened or defended, as by forts.
Forthy (adv.) Therefore.
Fortin (n.) A little fort; a fortlet.
Forums (pl. ) of Forum
Forwhy (conj.) Wherefore; because.
Forwot () pres. indic. 1st & 3d pers. sing. of Forwete.
FossAe (pl. ) of Fossa
Fosset (n.) A faucet.
Fossil (a.) Dug out of the earth; as, fossil coal; fossil salt.
Fossil (a.) Like or pertaining to fossils; contained in rocks, whether petrified or not; as, fossil plants, shells.
Fossil (n.) A substance dug from the earth.
Fossil (n.) The remains of an animal or plant found in stratified rocks. Most fossils belong to extinct species, but many of the later ones belong to species still living.
Fossil (n.) A person whose views and opinions are extremely antiquated; one whose sympathies are with a former time rather than with the present.
Foster (v. t.) To feed; to nourish; to support; to bring up.
Foster (v. t.) To cherish; to promote the growth of; to encourage; to sustain and promote; as, to foster genius.
Foster (v. i.) To be nourished or trained up together.
Foster (v. t.) Relating to nourishment; affording, receiving, or sharing nourishment or nurture; -- applied to father, mother, child, brother, etc., to indicate that the person so called stands in the relation of parent, child, brother, etc., as regards sustenance and nurture, but not by tie of blood.
Foster (n.) A forester.
Foster (n.) One who, or that which, fosters.
Fother (n.) A wagonload; a load of any sort.
Fother (n.) See Fodder, a unit of weight.
Fother (v. t.) To stop (a leak in a ship at sea) by drawing under its bottom a thrummed sail, so that the pressure of the water may force it into the crack.
Fotive (a.) Nourishing.
Fotmal (n.) Seventy pounds of lead.
Fought () imp. & p. p. of Fight.
Fouled (imp. & p. p.) of Foul
Foully (v.) In a foul manner; filthily; nastily; shamefully; unfairly; dishonorably.
Fourbe (n.) A trickly fellow; a cheat.
Fourth (a.) Next in order after the third; the ordinal of four.
Fourth (a.) Forming one of four equal parts into which anything may be divided.
Fourth (n.) One of four equal parts into which one whole may be divided; the quotient of a unit divided by four; one coming next in order after the third.
Fourth (n.) The interval of two tones and a semitone, embracing four diatonic degrees of the scale; the subdominant of any key.
Foussa (n.) A viverrine animal of Madagascar (Cryptoprocta ferox). It resembles a cat in size and form, and has retractile claws.
Fouter (n.) A despicable fellow.
Foutra (n.) A fig; -- a word of contempt.
Foveae (pl. ) of Fovea
Fowled (imp. & p. p.) of Fowl
Fowler (n.) A sportsman who pursues wild fowl, or takes or kills for food.
Foxing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fox
Fracas (v. t.) An uproar; a noisy quarrel; a disturbance; a brawl.
Fracho (n.) A shallow iron pan to hold glass ware while being annealed.
Fracid (a.) Rotten from being too ripe; overripe.
Foxery (n.) Behavior like that of a fox; cunning.
Foxish (a.) Foxlike.
Foyson (n.) See Foison.
Goaded (imp. & p. p.) of Goad
Goaves (pl. ) of Goaf
Goatee (n.) A part of a man's beard on the chin or lower lip which is allowed to grow, and trimmed so as to resemble the beard of a goat.
Goaves (n.) Old workings. See Goaf.
Gobbet (n.) A mouthful; a lump; a small piece.
Gobbet (v. t.) To swallow greedily; to swallow in gobbets.
Gobble (v. t.) To swallow or eat greedily or hastily; to gulp.
Gobble (v. t.) To utter (a sound) like a turkey cock.
Gobble (v. i.) To eat greedily.
Gobble (v. i.) To make a noise like that of a turkey cock.
Gobble (n.) A noise made in the throat.
Goblet (n.) A kind of cup or drinking vessel having a foot or standard, but without a handle.
Goblin (n.) An evil or mischievous spirit; a playful or malicious elf; a frightful phantom; a gnome.
Gobies (pl. ) of Goby
Gocart (n.) A framework moving on casters, designed to support children while learning to walk.
Godild () A corruption of God yield, i. e., God reward or bless.
Godown (n.) A warehouse.
Godsib (n.) A gossip.
Godson (n.) A male for whom one has stood sponsor in baptism. See Godfather.
Godwit (n.) One of several species of long-billed, wading birds of the genus Limosa, and family Tringidae. The European black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa), the American marbled godwit (L. fedoa), the Hudsonian godwit (L. haemastica), and others, are valued as game birds. Called also godwin.
Goemin (n.) A complex mixture of several substances extracted from Irish moss.
Goffer (v. t.) To plait, flute, or crimp. See Gauffer.
Goggle (v. i.) To roll the eyes; to stare.
Goggle (a.) Full and rolling, or staring; -- said of the eyes.
Goggle (v. i.) A strained or affected rolling of the eye.
Goggle (v. i.) A kind of spectacles with short, projecting eye tubes, in the front end of which are fixed plain glasses for protecting the eyes from cold, dust, etc.
Goggle (v. i.) Colored glasses for relief from intense light.
Goggle (v. i.) A disk with a small aperture, to direct the sight forward, and cure squinting.
Goggle (v. i.) Any screen or cover for the eyes, with or without a slit for seeing through.
Goglet (n.) See Gurglet.
Goiter (n.) Alt. of Goitre
Goitre (n.) An enlargement of the thyroid gland, on the anterior part of the neck; bronchocele. It is frequently associated with cretinism, and is most common in mountainous regions, especially in certain parts of Switzerland.
Goolde (n.) An old English name of some yellow flower, -- the marigold (Calendula), according to Dr. Prior, but in Chaucer perhaps the turnsole.
Golden (a.) Made of gold; consisting of gold.
Golden (a.) Having the color of gold; as, the golden grain.
Golden (a.) Very precious; highly valuable; excellent; eminently auspicious; as, golden opinions.
Goldie (n.) The European goldfinch.
Goldie (n.) The yellow-hammer.
Goldin (n.) Alt. of Golding
Golfer (n.) One who plays golf.
Golore (n.) See Galore.
Gomuti (n.) A black, fibrous substance resembling horsehair, obtained from the leafstalks of two kinds of palms, Metroxylon Sagu, and Arenga saccharifera, of the Indian islands. It is used for making cordage. Called also ejoo.
Gonads (pl. ) of Gonad
Gonoph (n.) A pickpocket or thief.
Goober (n.) A peanut.
Goodly (adv.) Excellently.
Goodly (superl.) Pleasant; agreeable; desirable.
Goodly (superl.) Of pleasing appearance or character; comely; graceful; as, a goodly person; goodly raiment, houses.
Goodly (superl.) Large; considerable; portly; as, a goodly number.
Gooroo (n.) Alt. of Guru
Go-out (n.) A sluice in embankments against the sea, for letting out the land waters, when the tide is out.
Gopher (n.) One of several North American burrowing rodents of the genera Geomys and Thomomys, of the family Geomyidae; -- called also pocket gopher and pouched rat. See Pocket gopher, and Tucan.
Gopher (n.) One of several western American species of the genus Spermophilus, of the family Sciuridae; as, the gray gopher (Spermophilus Franklini) and the striped gopher (S. tridecem
Gopher (n.) A large land tortoise (Testudo Carilina) of the Southern United States, which makes extensive burrows.
Gopher (n.) A large burrowing snake (Spilotes Couperi) of the Southern United States.
Goramy (n.) Same as Gourami.
Goring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gore
Gorfly (n.) A dung fly.
Gorged (imp. & p. p.) of Gorge
Gorged (a.) Having a gorge or throat.
Gorged (a.) Bearing a coronet or ring about the neck.
Gorged (a.) Glutted; fed to the full.
Gorget (n.) A piece of armor, whether of chain mail or of plate, defending the throat and upper part of the breast, and forming a part of the double breastplate of the 14th century.
Gorget (n.) A piece of plate armor covering the same parts and worn over the buff coat in the 17th century, and without other steel armor.
Gorget (n.) A small ornamental plate, usually crescent-shaped, and of gilded copper, formerly hung around the neck of officers in full uniform in some modern armies.
Gorget (n.) A ruff worn by women.
Gorget (n.) A cutting instrument used in lithotomy.
Gorget (n.) A grooved instrunent used in performing various operations; -- called also blunt gorget.
Gorget (n.) A crescent-shaped, colored patch on the neck of a bird or mammal.
Gorgon (n.) One of three fabled sisters, Stheno, Euryale, and Medusa, with snaky hair and of terrific aspect, the sight of whom turned the beholder to stone. The name is particularly given to Medusa.
Gorgon (n.) Anything very ugly or horrid.
Gorgon (n.) The brindled gnu. See Gnu.
Gorgon (a.) Like a Gorgon; very ugly or terrific; as, a Gorgon face.
Gorhen (n.) The female of the gorcock.
Goring (n.) Alt. of Goring cloth
Goslet (n.) One of several species of pygmy geese, of the genus Nettepus. They are about the size of a teal, and inhabit Africa, India, and Australia.
Gospel (v.) Glad tidings; especially, the good news concerning Christ, the Kingdom of God, and salvation.
Gospel (v.) One of the four narratives of the life and death of Jesus Christ, written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
Gospel (v.) A selection from one of the gospels, for use in a religious service; as, the gospel for the day.
Gospel (v.) Any system of religious doctrine; sometimes, any system of political doctrine or social philosophy; as, this political gospel.
Gospel (v.) Anything propounded or accepted as infallibly true; as, they took his words for gospel.
Gospel (a.) Accordant with, or relating to, the gospel; evangelical; as, gospel righteousness.
Gospel (v. t.) To instruct in the gospel.
Gossan (n.) Decomposed rock, usually reddish or ferruginous (owing to oxidized pyrites), forming the upper part of a metallic vein.
Gossat (n.) A small British marine fish (Motella tricirrata); -- called also whistler and three-bearded rockling.
Gossib (n.) A gossip.
Gossip (n.) A sponsor; a godfather or a godmother.
Gossip (n.) A friend or comrade; a companion; a familiar and customary acquaintance.
Gossip (n.) One who runs house to house, tattling and telling news; an idle tattler.
Gossip (n.) The tattle of a gossip; groundless rumor.
Gossip (v. t.) To stand sponsor to.
Gossip (v. i.) To make merry.
Gossip (v. i.) To prate; to chat; to talk much.
Gossip (v. i.) To run about and tattle; to tell idle tales.
Gothic (a.) Pertaining to the Goths; as, Gothic customs; also, rude; barbarous.
Gothic (a.) Of or pertaining to a style of architecture with pointed arches, steep roofs, windows large in proportion to the wall spaces, and, generally, great height in proportion to the other dimensions -- prevalent in Western Europe from about 1200 to 1475 a. d. See Illust. of Abacus, and Capital.
Gothic (n.) The language of the Goths; especially, the language of that part of the Visigoths who settled in Moesia in the 4th century. See Goth.
Gothic (n.) A kind of square-cut type, with no hair
Gothic (n.) The style described in Gothic, a., 2.
Gotten () p. p. of Get.
Gouged (imp. & p. p.) of Bouge
Gouger (n.) See Plum Gouger.
Gourde (n.) A silver dollar; -- so called in Cuba, Hayti, etc.
Gourdy (a.) Swelled in the legs.
Govern (v. t.) To direct and control, as the actions or conduct of men, either by established laws or by arbitrary will; to regulate by authority.
Govern (v. t.) To regulate; to influence; to direct; to restrain; to manage; as, to govern the life; to govern a horse.
Govern (v. t.) To require to be in a particular case; as, a transitive verb governs a noun in the objective case; or to require (a particular case); as, a transitive verb governs the objective case.
Govern (v. i.) To exercise authority; to administer the laws; to have the control.
Gowany (a.) Having, abounding in, or decked with, daisies.
Gowden (a.) Golden.
Gowdie (n.) See Dragont.
Gowned (p. a.) Dressed in a gown; clad.
Hoared (a.) Moldy; musty.
Hoarse (superl.) Having a harsh, rough, grating voice or sound, as when affected with a cold; making a rough, harsh cry or sound; as, the hoarse raven.
Hoarse (superl.) Harsh; grating; discordant; -- said of any sound.
Hoaxed (imp. & p. p.) of Hoax
Hoaxer (n.) One who hoaxes.
Hoazin (n.) A remarkable South American bird (Opisthocomus cristatus); the crested touraco. By some zoologists it is made the type of a distinct order (Opisthocomi).
Hobble (n. i.) To walk lame, bearing chiefly on one leg; to walk with a hitch or hop, or with crutches.
Hobble (n. i.) To move roughly or irregularly; -- said of style in writing.
Hobble (v. t.) To fetter by tying the legs; to hopple; to clog.
Hobble (v. t.) To perplex; to embarrass.
Hobble (n.) An unequal gait; a limp; a halt; as, he has a hobble in his gait.
Hobble (n.) Same as Hopple.
Hobble (n.) Difficulty; perplexity; embarrassment.
Hobbly (a.) Rough; uneven; causing one to hobble; as a hobbly road.
Hobnob (adv.) Have or have not; -- a familiar invitation to reciprocal drinking.
Hobnob (adv.) At random; hit or miss. (Obs.)
Hobnob (v. i.) To drink familiarly (with another).
Hobnob (v. i.) To associate familiarly; to be on intimate terms.
Hobnob (n.) Familiar, social intercourse.
Hockey (n.) A game in which two parties of players, armed with sticks curved or hooked at the end, attempt to drive any small object (as a ball or a bit of wood) toward opposite goals.
Hockey (n.) The stick used by the players.
Hockle (v. t.) To hamstring; to hock; to hough.
Hockle (v. t.) To mow, as stubble.
Hodmen (pl. ) of Hodman
Hodman (n.) A man who carries a hod; a mason's tender.
Hoeing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hoe
Hogged (imp. & p. p.) of Hog
Hogged (a.) Broken or strained so as to have an upward curve between the ends. See Hog, v. i.
Hogger (n.) A stocking without a foot, worn by coal miners at work.
Hogget (n.) A young boar of the second year.
Hogget (n.) A sheep or colt alter it has passed its first year.
Hognut (n.) The pignut.
Hognut (n.) In England, the Bunium flexuosum, a tuberous plant.
Hogpen (n.) A pen or sty for hogs.
Hogsty (n.) A pen, house, or inclosure, for hogs.
Hoiden (n.) A rude, clownish youth.
Hoiden (n.) A rude, bold girl; a romp.
Hoiden (a.) Rustic; rude; bold.
Hoiden (v. i.) To romp rudely or indecently.
Holcad (n.) A large ship of burden, in ancient Greece.
Holden () of Hold
Holder (n.) One who is employed in the hold of a vessel.
Holder (n.) One who, or that which, holds.
Holder (n.) One who holds land, etc., under another; a tenant.
Holder (n.) The payee of a bill of exchange or a promissory note, or the one who owns or holds it.
Holily (adv.) Piously; with sanctity; in a holy manner.
Holily (adv.) Sacredly; inviolably.
Holing (n.) Undercutting in a bed of coal, in order to bring down the upper mass.
Holloa (n. & v. i.) Same as Hollo.
Hollow (a.) Having an empty space or cavity, natural or artificial, within a solid substance; not solid; excavated in the interior; as, a hollow tree; a hollow sphere.
Hollow (a.) Depressed; concave; gaunt; sunken.
Hollow (a.) Reverberated from a cavity, or resembling such a sound; deep; muffled; as, a hollow roar.
Hollow (a.) Not sincere or faithful; false; deceitful; not sound; as, a hollow heart; a hollow friend.
Hollow (n.) A cavity, natural or artificial; an unfilled space within anything; a hole, a cavern; an excavation; as the hollow of the hand or of a tree.
Hollow (n.) A low spot surrounded by elevations; a depressed part of a surface; a concavity; a channel.
Hollow (v. t.) To make hollow, as by digging, cutting, or engraving; to excavate.
Hollow (adv.) Wholly; completely; utterly; -- chiefly after the verb to beat, and often with all; as, this story beats the other all hollow. See All, adv.
Hollow (interj.) Hollo.
Hollow (v. i.) To shout; to hollo.
Hollow (v. t.) To urge or call by shouting.
Holmia (n.) An oxide of holmium.
Holmos (n.) A name given to a vase having a rounded body
Holmos (n.) A closed vessel of nearly spherical form on a high stem or pedestal.
Holmos (n.) A drinking cup having a foot and stem.
Holour (n.) A whoremonger.
Holpen () imp. & p. p. of Help.
Holsom (a.) Wholesome.
Homage (n.) A symbolical acknowledgment made by a feudal tenant to, and in the presence of, his lord, on receiving investiture of fee, or coming to it by succession, that he was his man, or vassal; profession of fealty to a sovereign.
Homage (n.) Respect or reverential regard; deference; especially, respect paid by external action; obeisance.
Homage (n.) Reverence directed to the Supreme Being; reverential worship; devout affection.
Homage (v. t.) To pay reverence to by external action.
Homage (v. t.) To cause to pay homage.
Homely (n.) Belonging to, or having the characteristics of, home; domestic; familiar; intimate.
Homely (n.) Plain; unpretending; rude in appearance; unpolished; as, a homely garment; a homely house; homely fare; homely manners.
Homely (n.) Of plain or coarse features; uncomely; -- contrary to handsome.
Homely (adv.) Plainly; rudely; coarsely; as, homely dressed.
Homily (n.) A discourse or sermon read or pronounced to an audience; a serious discourse.
Homily (n.) A serious or tedious exhortation in private on some moral point, or on the conduct of life.
Homing (a.) Home-returning; -- used specifically of carrier pigeons.
Hominy (n.) Maize hulled and broken, and prepared for food by being boiled in water.
Homish (a.) Like a home or a home circle.
Honing (p]. pr. & vb. n.) of Hone
Honest (a.) Decent; honorable; suitable; becoming.
Honest (a.) Characterized by integrity or fairness and straight/forwardness in conduct, thought, speech, etc.; upright; just; equitable; trustworthy; truthful; sincere; free from fraud, guile, or duplicity; not false; -- said of persons and acts, and of things to which a moral quality is imputed; as, an honest judge or merchant; an honest statement; an honest bargain; an honest business; an honest book; an honest confession.
Honest (a.) Open; frank; as, an honest countenance.
Honest (a.) Chaste; faithful; virtuous.
Honest (a.) To adorn; to grace; to honor; to make becoming, appropriate, or honorable.
Honied (a.) See Honeyed.
Hooded (imp. & p. p.) of Hood
Hooded (a.) Covered with a hood.
Hooded (a.) Furnished with a hood or something like a hood.
Hooded (a.) Hood-shaped; esp. (Bot.), rolled up like a cornet of paper; cuculate, as the spethe of the Indian turnip.
Hooded (a.) Having the head conspicuously different in color from the rest of the plumage; -- said of birds.
Hooded (a.) Having a hoodlike crest or prominence on the head or neck; as, the hooded seal; a hooded snake.
Hoodoo (n.) One who causes bad luck.
Hooves (pl. ) of Hoof
Hoofed (a.) Furnished with hoofs.
Hooked (imp. & p. p.) of Hook
Hookah (n.) A pipe with a long, flexible stem, so arranged that the smoke is cooled by being made to pass through water.
Hooked (a.) Having the form of a hook; curvated; as, the hooked bill of a bird.
Hooked (a.) Provided with a hook or hooks.
Hooker (n.) One who, or that which, hooks.
Hooker (n.) A Dutch vessel with two masts.
Hooker (n.) A fishing boat with one mast, used on the coast of Ireland.
Hooker (n.) A sailor's contemptuous term for any antiquated craft.
Hookey (n.) See Hockey.
Hooped (imp. & p. p.) of Hoop
Hooper (n.) One who hoops casks or tubs; a cooper.
Hooper (n.) The European whistling, or wild, swan (Olor cygnus); -- called also hooper swan, whooping swan, and elk.
Hoopoe (n.) Alt. of Hoopoo
Hoopoo (n.) A European bird of the genus Upupa (U. epops), having a beautiful crest, which it can erect or depress at pleasure. Called also hoop, whoop. The name is also applied to several other species of the same genus and allied genera.
Hooted (imp. & p. p.) of Hoot
Hooven (a.) Alt. of Hoven
Hopped (imp. & p. p.) of Hop
Hoping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hope
Hopped (p. a.) Impregnated with hops.
Hopper (n.) One who, or that which, hops.
Hopper (n.) A chute, box, or receptacle, usually funnel-shaped with an opening at the lower part, for delivering or feeding any material, as to a machine; as, the wooden box with its trough through which grain passes into a mill by joining or shaking, or a funnel through which fuel passes into a furnace, or coal, etc., into a car.
Hopper (n.) See Grasshopper, 2.
Hopper (n.) A game. See Hopscotch.
Hopper (n.) See Grasshopper, and Frog hopper, Grape hopper, Leaf hopper, Tree hopper, under Frog, Grape, Leaf, and Tree.
Hopper (n.) The larva of a cheese fly.
Hopper (n.) A vessel for carrying waste, garbage, etc., out to sea, so constructed as to discharge its load by a mechanical contrivance; -- called also dumping scow.
Hoppet (n.) A hand basket; also, a dish used by miners for measuring ore.
Hoppet (n.) An infant in arms.
Hopple (v. t.) To impede by a hopple; to tie the feet of (a horse or a cow) loosely together; to hamper; to hobble; as, to hopple an unruly or straying horse.
Hopple (v. t.) Fig.: To entangle; to hamper.
Hopple (n.) A fetter for horses, or cattle, when turned out to graze; -- chiefly used in the plural.
Horaly (adv.) Hourly.
Horary (a.) Of or pertaining to an hour; noting the hours.
Horary (a.) Occurring once an hour; continuing an hour; hourly; ephemeral.
Horned (a.) Furnished with a horn or horns; furnished with a hornlike process or appendage; as, horned cattle; having some part shaped like a horn.
Hornel (n.) The European sand eel.
Horner (n.) One who works or deal in horn or horns.
Horner (n.) One who winds or blows the horn.
Horner (n.) One who horns or cuckolds.
Horner (n.) The British sand lance or sand eel (Ammodytes lanceolatus).
Hornet (n.) A large, strong wasp. The European species (Vespa crabro) is of a dark brown and yellow color. It is very pugnacious, and its sting is very severe. Its nest is constructed of a paperlike material, and the layers of comb are hung together by columns. The American white-faced hornet (V. maculata) is larger and has similar habits.
Horrid (a.) Rough; rugged; bristling.
Horrid (a.) Fitted to excite horror; dreadful; hideous; shocking; hence, very offensive.
Horror (n.) A bristling up; a rising into roughness; tumultuous movement.
Horror (n.) A shaking, shivering, or shuddering, as in the cold fit which precedes a fever; in old medical writings, a chill of less severity than a rigor, and more marked than an algor.
Horror (n.) A painful emotion of fear, dread, and abhorrence; a shuddering with terror and detestation; the feeling inspired by something frightful and shocking.
Horror (n.) That which excites horror or dread, or is horrible; gloom; dreariness.
Horsed (imp. & p. p.) of Horse
Horsly (a.) Horselike.
Hosier (n.) One who deals in hose or stocking, or in goods knit or woven like hose.
Hostel (n.) An inn.
Hostel (n.) A small, unendowed college in Oxford or Cambridge.
Hostie (n.) The consecrated wafer; the host.
Hostry (n.) A hostelry; an inn or lodging house.
Hostry (n.) A stable for horses.
Hotbed (n.) A bed of earth heated by fermenting manure or other substances, and covered with glass, intended for raising early plants, or for nourishing exotics.
Hotbed (n.) A place which favors rapid growth or development; as, a hotbed of sedition.
Houdah (n.) See Howdah.
Houlet (n.) An owl. See Howlet.
Houris (pl. ) of Houri
Hourly (a.) Happening or done every hour; occurring hour by hour; frequent; often repeated; renewed hour by hour; continual.
Hourly (adv.) Every hour; frequently; continually.
Houses (pl. ) of House
Housed (imp. & p. p.) of House
Housel (n.) The eucharist.
Housel (v. t.) To administer the eucharist to.
Houtou (n.) A beautiful South American motmot.
Howdah (n.) A seat or pavilion, generally covered, fastened on the back of an elephant, for the rider or riders.
Howell (n.) The upper stage of a porcelian furnace.
Howitz (n.) A howitzer.
Howker (n.) Same as Hooker.
Howled (imp. & p. p.) of Howl
Howler (n.) One who howls.
Howler (n.) Any South American monkey of the genus Mycetes. Many species are known. They are arboreal in their habits, and are noted for the loud, discordant howling in which they indulge at night.
Howlet (n.) An owl; an owlet.
Hoyden (n.) Same as Hoiden.
Hoymen (pl. ) of Hoyman
Hoyman (n.) One who navigates a hoy.
Iodate (n.) A salt of iodic acid.
Iodide (n.) A binary compound of iodine, or one which may be regarded as binary; as, potassium iodide.
Iodine (n.) A nonmetallic element, of the halogen group, occurring always in combination, as in the iodides. When isolated it is in the form of dark gray metallic scales, resembling plumbago, soft but brittle, and emitting a chlorinelike odor. Symbol I. Atomic weight 126.5. If heated, iodine volatilizes in beautiful violet vapors.
Iodism (n.) A morbid state produced by the use of iodine and its compounds, and characterized by palpitation, depression, and general emaciation, with a pustular eruption upon the skin.
Iodize (v. t.) To treat or impregnate with iodine or its compounds; as, to iodize a plate for photography.
Iodous (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, iodine. See -ous (chemical suffix).
Iolite (n.) A silicate of alumina, iron, and magnesia, having a bright blue color and vitreous luster; cordierite. It is remarkable for its dichroism, and is also called dichroite.
Ionian (a.) Of or pertaining to Ionia or the Ionians; Ionic.
Ionian (n.) A native or citizen of Ionia.
Jobbed (imp. & p. p.) of Job
Jobber (n.) One who works by the job.
Jobber (n.) A dealer in the public stocks or funds; a stockjobber.
Jobber (n.) One who buys goods from importers, wholesalers, or manufacturers, and sells to retailers.
Jobber (n.) One who turns official or public business to private advantage; hence, one who performs low or mercenary work in office, politics, or intrigue.
Jockey (n.) A professional rider of horses in races.
Jockey (n.) A dealer in horses; a horse trader.
Jockey (n.) A cheat; one given to sharp practice in trade.
Jockey (v. t.) " To jostle by riding against one."
Jockey (v. t.) To play the jockey toward; to cheat; to trick; to impose upon in trade; as, to jockey a customer.
Jockey (v. i.) To play or act the jockey; to cheat.
Jocose (a.) Given to jokes and jesting; containing a joke, or abounding in jokes; merry; sportive; humorous.
Jocund () Merry; cheerful; gay; airy; lively; sportive.
Jocund (adv.) Merrily; cheerfully.
Jogged (imp. & p. p.) of Jog
Jogger (n.) One who jogs.
Joggle (v. t.) To shake slightly; to push suddenly but slightly, so as to cause to shake or totter; to jostle; to jog.
Joggle (v. t.) To join by means of joggles, so as to prevent sliding apart; sometimes, loosely, to dowel.
Joggle (v. i.) To shake or totter; to slip out of place.
Joggle (n.) A notch or tooth in the joining surface of any piece of building material to prevent slipping; sometimes, but incorrectly, applied to a separate piece fitted into two adjacent stones, or the like.
Johnny (n.) A familiar dim
Johnny (n.) A sculpin.
Joined (imp. & p. p.) of Join
Joiner (n.) One who, or that which, joins.
Joiner (n.) One whose occupation is to construct articles by joining pieces of wood; a mechanic who does the woodwork (as doors, stairs, etc.) necessary for the finishing of buildings.
Joiner (n.) A wood-working machine, for sawing, plaining, mortising, tenoning, grooving, etc.
Joking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Joke
Jolted (imp. & p. p.) of Jolt
Jolter (n.) One who, or that which, jolts.
Jordan (n.) Alt. of Jorden
Jorden (n.) A pot or vessel with a large neck, formerly used by physicians and alchemists.
Jorden (n.) A chamber pot.
Joseph (n.) An outer garment worn in the 18th century; esp., a woman's riding habit, buttoned down the front.
Jostle (v. t.) To run against and shake; to push out of the way; to elbow; to hustle; to disturb by crowding; to crowd against.
Jostle (v. i.) To push; to crowd; to hustle.
Jostle (n.) A conflict by collisions; a crowding or bumping together; interference.
Jotted (imp. & p. p.) of Jot
Jotter (n.) One who jots down memoranda.
Jotter (n.) A memorandum book.
Jounce (v. t. & i.) To jolt; to shake, especially by rough riding or by driving over obstructions.
Jounce (n.) A jolt; a shake; a hard trot.
Jovial (a.) Of or pertaining to the god, or the planet, Jupiter.
Jovial (a.) Sunny; serene.
Jovial (a.) Gay; merry; joyous; jolly; mirth-inspiring; hilarious; characterized by mirth or jollity; as, a jovial youth; a jovial company; a jovial poem.
Jovian (a.) Of or pertaining to Jove, or Jupiter (either the deity or the planet).
Jowler (n.) A dog with large jowls, as the beagle.
Jowter (n.) A mounted peddler of fish; -- called also jouster.
Joying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Joy
Joyace (n.) Enjoyment; gayety; festivity; joyfulness.
Joyful (a.) Full of joy; having or causing joy; very glad; as, a joyful heart.
Joyous (a.) Glad; gay; merry; joyful; also, affording or inspiring joy; with of before the word or words expressing the cause of joy.
Koaita (n.) Same as Coaita.
Kobalt (n.) See Cobalt.
Kobold (n.) A kind of domestic spirit in German mythology, corresponding to the Scottish brownie and the English Robin Goodfellow.
Kohnur (n.) A famous diamond, surrendered to the British crown on the annexation of the Punjab. According to Hindoo legends, it was found in a Golconda mine, and has been the property of various Hindoo and Persian rulers.
Kokama (n.) The gemsbok.
Kokoon (n.) The gnu.
Komtok (n.) An African freshwater fish (Protopterus annectens), belonging to the Dipnoi. It can breathe air by means of its lungs, and when waters dry up, it encases itself in a nest of hard mud, where it remains till the rainy season. It is used as food.
Konite (n.) See Conite.
Koodoo (n.) A large South African antelope (Strepsiceros kudu). The males have graceful spiral horns, sometimes four feet long. The general color is reddish or grayish brown, with eight or nine white bands on each side, and a pale dorsal stripe. The old males become dark bluish gray, due to the skin showing through the hair. The females are hornless. Called also nellut.
Kopeck (n.) A small Russian coin. One hundred kopecks make a rouble, worth about sixty cents.
Kosmos (n.) See Cosmos.
Koulan (n.) A wild horse (Equus, / Asinus, onager) inhabiting the plants of Central Asia; -- called also gour, khur, and onager.
Kousso (n.) An Abyssinian rosaceous tree (Brayera anthelmintica), the flowers of which are used as a vermifuge.
Kowtow (n. & v. i.) The same as Kotow.
Loaded (imp. & p. p.) of Load
Loader (n.) One who, or that which, loads; a mechanical contrivance for loading, as a gun.
Loaves (pl. ) of Loaf
Loafed (imp. & p. p.) of Loaf
Loafer (n.) One who loafs; a lazy lounger.
Loamed (imp. & p. p.) of Loam
Loaned (imp. & p. p.) of Loan
Loanin (n.) Alt. of Loaning
Loathe (v. t.) To feel extreme disgust at, or aversion for.
Loathe (v. t.) To dislike greatly; to abhor; to hate.
Loathe (v. i.) To feel disgust or nausea.
Loathy (a.) Loathsome.
Loaves (n.) pl. of Loaf.
Lobbed (imp. & p. p.) of Lob
Lobate (a.) Alt. of Lobated
Lobosa (n. pl.) An order of Rhizopoda, in which the pseudopodia are thick and irregular in form, as in the Amoeba.
Lobule (n.) A small lobe; a subdivision of a lobe.
Locale (n.) A place, spot, or location.
Locale (n.) A principle, practice, form of speech, or other thing of local use, or limited to a locality.
Locate (v. t.) To place; to set in a particular spot or position.
Locate (v. t.) To designate the site or place of; to define the limits of; as, to locate a public building; to locate a mining claim; to locate (the land granted by) a land warrant.
Locate (v. i.) To place one's self; to take up one's residence; to settle.
Lochan (n.) A small lake; a pond.
Lochia (n. pl.) The discharge from the womb and vagina which follows childbirth.
Locked (imp. & p. p.) of Lock
Locken (obs. p. p.) of Lock.
Locken (n.) The globeflower (Trollius).
Locker (n.) One who, or that which, locks.
Locker (n.) A drawer, cupboard, compartment, or chest, esp. one in a ship, that may be closed with a lock.
Locket (n.) A small lock; a catch or spring to fasten a necklace or other ornament.
Locket (n.) A little case for holding a miniature or lock of hair, usually suspended from a necklace or watch chain.
Lockup (n.) A place where persons under arrest are temporarily locked up; a watchhouse.
Locule (n.) A little hollow; a loculus.
Loculi (pl. ) of Loculus
Locust (n.) Any one of numerous species of long-winged, migratory, orthopterous insects, of the family Acrididae, allied to the grasshoppers; esp., (Edipoda, / Pachytylus, migratoria, and Acridium perigrinum, of Southern Europe, Asia, and Africa. In the United States the related species with similar habits are usually called grasshoppers. See Grasshopper.
Locust (n.) The locust tree. See Locust Tree (definition, note, and phrases).
Lodged (imp. & p. p.) of Lodge
Lodged (a.) Lying down; -- used of beasts of the chase, as couchant is of beasts of prey.
Lodger (n.) One who, or that which, lodges; one who occupies a hired room in another's house.
Logged (imp. & p. p.) of Log
Loggan (n.) See Logan.
Loggat (n.) A small log or piece of wood.
Loggat (n.) An old game in England, played by throwing pieces of wood at a stake set in the ground.
Logged (a.) Made slow and heavy in movement; water-logged.
Logger (n.) One engaged in logging. See Log, v. i.
Loggia (n.) A roofed open gallery. It differs from a veranda in being more architectural, and in forming more decidedly a part of the main edifice to which it is attached; from a porch, in being intended not for entrance but for an out-of-door sitting-room.
Logics (n.) See Logic.
Logmen (pl. ) of Logman
Logman (n.) A man who carries logs.
Lohock (n.) See Loch, a medicine.
Loimic (a.) Of or pertaining to the plague or contagious disorders.
Loiter (v. i.) To be slow in moving; to delay; to linger; to be dilatory; to spend time idly; to saunter; to lag behind.
Loiter (v. i.) To wander as an idle vagrant.
Loligo (n.) A genus of cephalopods, including numerous species of squids, common on the coasts of America and Europe. They are much used for fish bait.
Lolled (imp. & p. p.) of Loll
Loller (n.) One who lolls.
Loller (n.) An idle vagabond.
Loller (n.) A Lollard.
Lollop (v. i.) To move heavily; to lounge or idle; to loll.
Lomata (pl. ) of Loma
Loment (n.) An elongated pod, consisting, like the legume, of two valves, but divided transversely into small cells, each containing a single seed.
London (n.) The capital city of England.
Lonely (superl.) Sequestered from company or neighbors; solitary; retired; as, a lonely situation; a lonely cell.
Lonely (superl.) Alone, or in want of company; forsaken.
Lonely (superl.) Not frequented by human beings; as, a lonely wood.
Lonely (superl.) Having a feeling of depression or sadness resulting from the consciousness of being alone; lonesome.
Longed (imp. & p. p.) of Long
Longan (n.) A pulpy fruit related to the litchi, and produced by an evergreen East Indian tree (Nephelium Longan).
Longer (n.) One who longs for anything.
Longly (adv.) With longing desire.
Longly (adv.) For a long time; hence, wearisomely.
Looing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Loo
Looked (imp. & p. p.) of Look
Looker (n.) One who looks.
Loomed (imp. & p. p.) of Loom
Looped (imp. & p. p.) of Loop
Looped (a.) Bent, folded, or tied, so as to make a loop; as, a looped wire or string.
Looped (a.) Full of holes.
Looper (n.) An instrument, as a bodkin, for forming a loop in yarn, a cord, etc.
Looper (n.) The larva of any species of geometrid moths. See Geometrid.
Loopie (a.) Deceitful; cunning; sly.
Loosed (imp. & p. p.) of Loose
Loosen (v. t.) To make loose; to free from tightness, tension, firmness, or fixedness; to make less dense or compact; as, to loosen a string, or a knot; to loosen a rock in the earth.
Loosen (v. t.) To free from restraint; to set at liberty..
Loosen (v. t.) To remove costiveness from; to facilitate or increase the alvine discharges of.
Loosen (v. i.) To become loose; to become less tight, firm, or compact.
Looted (imp. & p. p.) of Loot
Looter (n.) A plunderer.
Loover (n.) See Louver.
Lopped (imp. & p. p.) of Lop
Loping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lope
Lopper (n.) One who lops or cuts off.
Lopper (v. i.) To turn sour and coagulate from too long standing, as milk.
Loquat (n.) The fruit of the Japanese medlar (Photinia Japonica). It is as large as a small plum, but grows in clusters, and contains four or five large seeds. Also, the tree itself.
Lorate (a.) Having the form of a thong or strap; ligulate.
Lorcha (n.) A kind of light vessel used on the coast of China, having the hull built on a European model, and the rigging like that of a Chinese junk.
Lorded (imp. & p. p.) of Lord
Lordly (superl.) Suitable for a lord; of or pertaining to a lord; resembling a lord; hence, grand; noble; dignified; honorable.
Lordly (superl.) Proud; haughty; imperious; insolent.
Lordly (adv.) In a lordly manner.
Loreal (a.) Alt. of Loral
Lorica (n.) A cuirass, originally of leather, afterward of plates of metal or horn sewed on
Lorica (n.) Lute for protecting vessels from the fire.
Lorica (n.) The protective case or shell of an infusorian or rotifer.
Loring (n.) Instructive discourse.
Loriot (n.) The golden oriole of Europe. See Oriole.
Lorrie (n.) Alt. of Lorry
Lories (pl. ) of Lory
Losing (imp. & p. p.) of Lose
Losing (a.) Given to flattery or deceit; flattering; cozening.
Losing (v. t.) Causing or incurring loss; as, a losing game or business.
Lotted (imp. & p. p.) of Lot
Lothly (a.) Alt. of Lothsome
Lotion (n.) A washing, especially of the skin for the purpose of rendering it fair.
Lotion (n.) A liquid preparation for bathing the skin, or an injured or diseased part, either for a medicinal purpose, or for improving its appearance.
Lotong (n.) An East Indian monkey (Semnopithecus femoralis).
Loture (n.) See Lotion.
Loudly (adv.) In a loud manner.
Lounge (a.) To spend time lazily, whether lolling or idly sauntering; to pass time indolently; to stand, sit, or rec
Lounge (n.) An idle gait or stroll; the state of reclining indolently; a place of lounging.
Lounge (n.) A piece of furniture resembling a sofa, upon which one may lie or rec
Loutou (n.) A crested black monkey (Semnopithecus maurus) of Java.
Louver (n.) Alt. of Louvre
Louvre (n.) A small lantern. See Lantern, 2 (a).
Lovage (n.) An umbelliferous plant (Levisticum officinale), sometimes used in medicine as an aromatic stimulant.
Loving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Love
Lovely (superl.) Having such an appearance as excites, or is fitted to excite, love; beautiful; charming; very pleasing in form, looks, tone, or manner.
Lovely (superl.) Lovable; amiable; having qualities of any kind which excite, or are fitted to excite, love or friendship.
Lovely (superl.) Loving; tender.
Lovely (superl.) Very pleasing; -- applied loosely to almost anything which is not grand or merely pretty; as, a lovely view; a lovely valley; a lovely melody.
Lovely (adv.) In a manner to please, or to excite love.
Lovery (n.) See Louver.
Loving (a.) Affectionate.
Loving (a.) Expressing love or kindness; as, loving words.
Lovyer (n.) A lover.
Lowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Low
Lowery (a.) Cloudy; gloomy; lowering; as, a lowery sky; lowery weather.
Lowing (n.) The calling sound made by cows and other bovine animals.
Lowish (a.) Somewhat low.
Moaned (imp. & p. p.) of Moan
Mobbed (imp. & p. p.) of Mob
Mobcap (n.) A plain cap or headdress for women or girls; especially, one tying under the chin by a very broad band, generally of the same material as the cap itself.
Mobile (a.) Capable of being moved; not fixed in place or condition; movable.
Mobile (a.) Characterized by an extreme degree of fluidity; moving or flowing with great freedom; as, benzine and mercury are mobile liquids; -- opposed to viscous, viscoidal, or oily.
Mobile (a.) Easily moved in feeling, purpose, or direction; excitable; changeable; fickle.
Mobile (a.) Changing in appearance and expression under the influence of the mind; as, mobile features.
Mobile (a.) Capable of being moved, aroused, or excited; capable of spontaneous movement.
Mobile (a.) The mob; the populace.
Mobles (n. pl.) See Moebles.
Mochel (a. & adv.) Much.
Mocked (imp. & p. p.) of Mock
Mocker (n.) One who, or that which, mocks; a scorner; a scoffer; a derider.
Mocker (n.) A deceiver; an impostor.
Mocker (n.) A mocking bird.
Mockle (a.) See Mickle.
Modena (n.) A certain crimsonlike color.
Modern (a.) Of or pertaining to the present time, or time not long past; late; not ancient or remote in past time; of recent period; as, modern days, ages, or time; modern authors; modern fashions; modern taste; modern practice.
Modern (a.) New and common; trite; commonplace.
Modern (n.) A person of modern times; -- opposed to ancient.
Modest (a.) Restraining within due limits of propriety; not forward, bold, boastful, or presumptious; rather retiring than pushing one's self forward; not obstructive; as, a modest youth; a modest man.
Modest (a.) Observing the proprieties of the sex; not unwomanly in act or bearing; free from undue familiarity, indecency, or lewdness; decent in speech and demeanor; -- said of a woman.
Modest (a.) Evincing modestly in the actor, author, or speaker; not showing presumption; not excessive or extreme; moderate; as, a modest request; modest joy.
Modify (v. t.) To change somewhat the form or qualities of; to alter somewhat; as, to modify a contrivance adapted to some mechanical purpose; to modify the terms of a contract.
Modify (v. t.) To limit or reduce in extent or degree; to moderate; to qualify; to lower.
Modish (a.) According to the mode, or customary manner; conformed to the fashion; fashionable; hence, conventional; as, a modish dress; a modish feast.
Modist (n.) One who follows the fashion.
Modius (n.) A dry measure, containing about a peck.
Modocs (n. pl.) A tribe of warlike Indians formerly inhabiting Northern California. They are nearly extinct.
Module (n.) A model or measure.
Module (n.) The size of some one part, as the diameter of semi-diameter of the base of a shaft, taken as a unit of measure by which the proportions of the other parts of the composition are regulated. Generally, for columns, the semi-diameter is taken, and divided into a certain number of parts, called minutes (see Minute), though often the diameter is taken, and any dimension is said to be so many modules and minutes in height, breadth, or projection.
Module (n.) To model; also, to modulate.
Moduli (pl. ) of Modulus
Moggan (n.) A closely fitting knit sleeve; also, a legging of knitted material.
Mohair (n.) The long silky hair or wool of the Angora goat of Asia Minor; also, a fabric made from this material, or an imitation of such fabric.
Mohawk (n.) One of a tribe of Indians who formed part of the Five Nations. They formerly inhabited the valley of the Mohawk River.
Mohawk (n.) One of certain ruffians who infested the streets of London in the time of Addison, and took the name from the Mohawk Indians.
Mohock (n.) See Mohawk.
Moholi (n.) See Maholi.
Moider (v. i.) To toil.
Moiety (a.) One of two equal parts; a half; as, a moiety of an estate, of goods, or of profits; the moiety of a jury, or of a nation.
Moiety (a.) An indefinite part; a small part.
Moiled (imp. & p. p.) of Moil
Moisty (a.) Moist.
Molary (a.) Same as 2d Molar.
Molded (imp. & p. p.) of Mould
Molder (n.) Alt. of Moulder
Molder (v. i.) Alt. of Moulder
Molder (v. t.) Alt. of Moulder
Mouldy (superl.) Overgrown with, or containing, mold; as, moldy cheese or bread.
Moling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mole
Molech (n.) The fire god of the Ammonites, to whom human sacrifices were offered; Moloch.
Molest (v. t.) To trouble; to disturb; to render uneasy; to interfere with; to vex.
Molest (n.) Molestation.
Mollah (n.) One of the higher order of Turkish judges; also, a Turkish title of respect for a religious and learned man.
Moloch (n.) The fire god of the Ammonites in Canaan, to whom human sacrifices were offered; Molech. Also applied figuratively.
Moloch (n.) A spiny Australian lizard (Moloch horridus). The horns on the head and numerous spines on the body give it a most formidable appearance.
Molted (imp. & p. p.) of Moult
Molten (a.) Melted; being in a state of fusion, esp. when the liquid state is produced by a high degree of heat; as, molten iron.
Molten (a.) Made by melting and casting the substance or metal of which the thing is formed; as, a molten image.
Moment (n.) A minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant; as, at thet very moment.
Moment (n.) Impulsive power; force; momentum.
Moment (n.) Importance, as in influence or effect; consequence; weight or value; consideration.
Moment (n.) An essential element; a deciding point, fact, or consideration; an essential or influential circumstance.
Moment (n.) An infinitesimal change in a varying quantity; an increment or decrement.
Moment (n.) Tendency, or measure of tendency, to produce motion, esp. motion about a fixed point or axis.
Momier (n.) A name given in contempt to strict Calvinists in Switzerland, France, and some parts of Germany, in the early part of the 19th century.
Monday (n.) The second day of the week; the day following Sunday.
Monera (n. pl.) The lowest division of rhizopods, including those which resemble the amoebas, but are destitute of a nucleus.
Monera (pl. ) of Moneron
Monest (v. t.) To warn; to admonish; to advise.
Moneth (n.) A month.
Moneys (pl. ) of Money
Monger (n.) A trader; a dealer; -- now used chiefly in composition; as, fishmonger, ironmonger, newsmonger.
Monger (n.) A small merchant vessel.
Monger (v. t.) To deal in; to make merchandise of; to traffic in; -- used chiefly of discreditable traffic.
Mongol (n.) One of the Mongols.
Mongol (a.) Of or pertaining to Mongolia or the Mongols.
Monied (a.) See Moneyed.
Monish (v. t.) To admonish; to warn. See Admonish.
Monism (n.) That doctrine which refers all phenomena to a single ultimate constituent or agent; -- the opposite of dualism.
Monism (n.) See Monogenesis, 1.
Monist (n.) A believer in monism.
Monkey (n.) In the most general sense, any one of the Quadrumana, including apes, baboons, and lemurs.
Monkey (n.) Any species of Quadrumana, except the lemurs.
Monkey (n.) Any one of numerous species of Quadrumana (esp. such as have a long tail an
Monkey (n.) A term of disapproval, ridicule, or contempt, as for a mischievous child.
Monkey (n.) The weight or hammer of a pile driver, that is, a very heavy mass of iron, which, being raised on high, falls on the head of the pile, and drives it into the earth; the falling weight of a drop hammer used in forging.
Monkey (n.) A small trading vessel of the sixteenth century.
Monkey (v. t. & i.) To act or treat as a monkey does; to ape; to act in a grotesque or meddlesome manner.
Monkly (a.) Like, or suitable to, a monk.
Monody (n.) A species of poem of a mournful character, in which a single mourner expresses lamentation; a song for one voice.
Monome (n.) A monomial.
Montem (n.) A custom, formerly practiced by the scholars at Eton school, England, of going every third year, on Whittuesday, to a hillock near the Bath road, and exacting money from all passers-by, to support at the university the senior scholar of the school.
Monton (n.) A heap of ore; a mass undergoing the process of amalgamation.
Mooing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Moo
Mooder (n.) Mother.
Moodir (n.) The governor of a province in Egypt, etc.
Moolah (n.) Alt. of Moollah
Mooned (imp. & p. p.) of Moon
Mooned (a.) Of or resembling the moon; symbolized by the moon.
Mooner (n.) One who abstractedly wanders or gazes about, as if moonstruck.
Moonet (n.) A little moon.
Moonie (n.) The European goldcrest.
Moored (imp. & p. p.) of Moor
Mooruk (n.) A species of cassowary (Casuarius Bennetti) found in New Britain, and noted for its agility in running and leaping. It is smaller and has stouter legs than the common cassowary. Its crest is biloted; the neck and breast are black; the back, rufous mixed with black; and the naked skin of the neck, blue.
Mooted (imp. & p. p.) of Moot
Mooter (n.) A disputer of a mooted case.
Mopped (imp. & p. p.) of Mop
Moping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mope
Mopish (a.) Dull; spiritless; dejected.
Moplah (n.) One of a class of Mohammedans in Malabar.
Moppet (n.) A rag baby; a puppet made of cloth; hence, also, in fondness, a little girl, or a woman.
Moppet (n.) A long-haired pet dog.
Mopsey (n.) Alt. of Mopsy
Morale (a.) The moral condition, or the condition in other respects, so far as it is affected by, or dependent upon, moral considerations, such as zeal, spirit, hope, and confidence; mental state, as of a body of men, an army, and the like.
Morass (n.) A tract of soft, wet ground; a marsh; a fen.
Morate (n.) A salt of moric acid.
Morbid (a.) Not sound and healthful; induced by a diseased or abnormal condition; diseased; sickly; as, morbid humors; a morbid constitution; a morbid state of the juices of a plant.
Morbid (a.) Of or pertaining to disease or diseased parts; as, morbid anatomy.
Moreen (n.) A thick woolen fabric, watered or with embossed figures; -- used in upholstery, for curtains, etc.
Moresk (a. & n.) Moresque.
Morgay (n.) The European small-spotted dogfish, or houndfish. See the Note under Houndfish.
Morgue (n.) A place where the bodies of persons found dead are exposed, that they may be identified, or claimed by their friends; a deadhouse.
Morian (n.) A Moor.
Morice (n.) See Morisco.
Morion (n.) A kind of open helmet, without visor or beaver, and somewhat resembling a hat.
Morion (n.) A dark variety of smoky quartz.
Morisk (n.) Same as Morisco.
Morkin (n.) A beast that has died of disease or by mischance.
Mormal (n.) A bad sore; a gangrene; a cancer.
Mormon (n.) A genus of sea birds, having a large, thick bill; the puffin.
Mormon (n.) The mandrill.
Mormon (n.) One of a sect in the United States, followers of Joseph Smith, who professed to have found an addition to the Bible, engraved on golden plates, called the Book of Mormon, first published in 1830. The Mormons believe in polygamy, and their hierarchy of apostles, etc., has control of civil and religious matters.
Mormon (a.) Of or pertaining to the Mormons; as, the Mormon religion; Mormon practices.
Morone (n.) Maroon; the color of an unripe black mulberry.
Morose (a.) Of a sour temper; sullen and austere; ill-humored; severe.
Morose (a.) Lascivious; brooding over evil thoughts.
Morpho (n.) Any one of numerous species of large, handsome, tropical American butterflies, of the genus Morpho. They are noted for the very brilliant metallic luster and bright colors (often blue) of the upper surface of the wings. The lower surface is usually brown or gray, with eyelike spots.
Morris (n.) A Moorish dance, usually performed by a single dancer, who accompanies the dance with castanets.
Morris (n.) A dance formerly common in England, often performed in pagenats, processions, and May games. The dancers, grotesquely dressed and ornamented, took the parts of Robin Hood, Maidmarian, and other fictious characters.
Morris (n.) An old game played with counters, or men, which are placed angles of a figure drawn on a board or on the ground; also, the board or ground on which the game is played.
Morris (n.) A marine fish having a very slender, flat, transparent body. It is now generally believed to be the young of the conger eel or some allied fish.
Morrot (n.) See Marrot.
Morrow (n.) Morning.
Morrow (n.) The next following day; the day subsequent to any day specified or understood.
Morrow (n.) The day following the present; to-morrow.
Morsel (n.) A little bite or bit of food.
Morsel (n.) A small quantity; a little piece; a fragment.
Mortal (a.) Subject to death; destined to die; as, man is mortal.
Mortal (a.) Destructive to life; causing or occasioning death; terminating life; exposing to or deserving death; deadly; as, a mortal wound; a mortal sin.
Mortal (a.) Fatally vulnerable; vital.
Mortal (a.) Of or pertaining to the time of death.
Mortal (a.) Affecting as if with power to kill; deathly.
Mortal (a.) Human; belonging to man, who is mortal; as, mortal wit or knowledge; mortal power.
Mortal (a.) Very painful or tedious; wearisome; as, a sermon lasting two mortal hours.
Mortal (n.) A being subject to death; a human being; man.
Mortar (n.) A strong vessel, commonly in form of an inverted bell, in which substances are pounded or rubbed with a pestle.
Mortar (n.) A short piece of ordnance, used for throwing bombs, carcasses, shells, etc., at high angles of elevation, as 45!, and even higher; -- so named from its resemblance in shape to the utensil above described.
Mortar (n.) A building material made by mixing lime, cement, or plaster of Paris, with sand, water, and sometimes other materials; -- used in masonry for joining stones, bricks, etc., also for plastering, and in other ways.
Mortar (v. t.) To plaster or make fast with mortar.
Mortar (n.) A chamber lamp or light.
Morula (n.) The sphere or globular mass of cells (blastomeres), formed by the clevage of the ovum or egg in the first stages of its development; -- called also mulberry mass, segmentation sphere, and blastosphere. See Segmentation.
Mosaic (n.) A surface decoration made by inlaying in patterns small pieces of variously colored glass, stone, or other material; -- called also mosaic work.
Mosaic (n.) A picture or design made in mosaic; an article decorated in mosaic.
Mosaic (a.) Of or pertaining to the style of work called mosaic; formed by uniting pieces of different colors; variegated; tessellated; also, composed of various materials or ingredients.
Mosaic (a.) Of or pertaining to Moses, the leader of the Israelites, or established through his agency; as, the Mosaic law, rites, or institutions.
Moslem (pl. ) of Moslem
Moslem (n.) A Mussulman; an orthodox Mohammedan. [Written also muslim.]
Moslem (a.) Of or pertaining to the Mohammedans; Mohammedan; as, Moslem lands; the Moslem faith.
Mosque (n.) A Mohammedan church or place of religious worship.
Mossed (imp. & p. p.) of Moss
Mostic (n.) Alt. of Mostick
Mostly (adv.) For the greatest part; for the most part; chiefly; in the main.
Mostra (n.) See Direct, n.
Mothen (a.) Full of moths.
Mother (n.) A female parent; especially, one of the human race; a woman who has borne a child.
Mother (n.) That which has produced or nurtured anything; source of birth or origin; generatrix.
Mother (n.) An old woman or matron.
Mother (n.) The female superior or head of a religious house, as an abbess, etc.
Mother (n.) Hysterical passion; hysteria.
Mother (a.) Received by birth or from ancestors; native, natural; as, mother language; also acting the part, or having the place of a mother; producing others; originating.
Mother (v. t.) To adopt as a son or daughter; to perform the duties of a mother to.
Mother (n.) A film or membrane which is developed on the surface of fermented alcoholic liquids, such as vinegar, wine, etc., and acts as a means of conveying the oxygen of the air to the alcohol and other combustible principles of the liquid, thus leading to their oxidation.
Mother (v. i.) To become like, or full of, mother, or thick matter, as vinegar.
Motile (a.) Having powers of self-motion, though unconscious; as, the motile spores of certain seaweeds.
Motile (a.) Producing motion; as, motile powers.
Motion (n.) The act, process, or state of changing place or position; movement; the passing of a body from one place or position to another, whether voluntary or involuntary; -- opposed to rest.
Motion (n.) Power of, or capacity for, motion.
Motion (n.) Direction of movement; course; tendency; as, the motion of the planets is from west to east.
Motion (n.) Change in the relative position of the parts of anything; action of a machine with respect to the relative movement of its parts.
Motion (n.) Movement of the mind, desires, or passions; mental act, or impulse to any action; internal activity.
Motion (n.) A proposal or suggestion looking to action or progress; esp., a formal proposal made in a deliberative assembly; as, a motion to adjourn.
Motion (n.) An application made to a court or judge orally in open court. Its object is to obtain an order or rule directing some act to be done in favor of the applicant.
Motion (n.) Change of pitch in successive sounds, whether in the same part or in groups of parts.
Motion (n.) A puppet show or puppet.
Motion (v. i.) To make a significant movement or gesture, as with the hand; as, to motion to one to take a seat.
Motion (v. i.) To make proposal; to offer plans.
Motion (v. t.) To direct or invite by a motion, as of the hand or head; as, to motion one to a seat.
Motion (v. t.) To propose; to move.
Motive (n.) That which moves; a mover.
Motive (n.) That which incites to action; anything prompting or exciting to choise, or moving the will; cause; reason; inducement; object.
Motive (n.) The theme or subject; a leading phrase or passage which is reproduced and varied through the course of a comor a movement; a short figure, or melodic germ, out of which a whole movement is develpoed. See also Leading motive, under Leading.
Motive (n.) That which produces conception, invention, or creation in the mind of the artist in undertaking his subject; the guiding or controlling idea manifested in a work of art, or any part of one.
Motive (a.) Causing motion; having power to move, or tending to move; as, a motive argument; motive power.
Motive (v. t.) To prompt or incite by a motive or motives; to move.
Motivo (n.) See Motive, n., 3, 4.
Motley (a.) Variegated in color; consisting of different colors; dappled; party-colored; as, a motley coat.
Motley (a.) Wearing motley or party-colored clothing. See Motley, n., 1.
Motley (n.) Composed of different or various parts; heterogeneously made or mixed up; discordantly composite; as, motley style.
Motley (n.) A combination of distinct colors; esp., the party-colored cloth, or clothing, worn by the professional fool.
Motley (n.) Hence, a jester, a fool.
Motmot (n.) Any one of several species of long-tailed, passerine birds of the genus Momotus, having a strong serrated beak. In most of the species the two long middle tail feathers are racket-shaped at the tip, when mature. The bird itself is said by some writers to trim them into this shape. They feed on insects, reptiles, and fruit, and are found from Mexico to Brazil. The name is derived from its note.
Motory (n.) Alt. of Motorial
Mottle (v. t.) To mark with spots of different color, or shades of color, as if stained; to spot; to maculate.
Mottle (n.) A mottled appearance.
Mought (imp.) Might.
Mouldy () See Mold, Molder, Moldy, etc.
Mounch (v. t.) To munch.
Mounty (v.) The rise of a hawk after prey.
Mourne (n.) The armed or feruled end of a staff; in a sheephook, the end of the staff to which the hook is attached.
Moused (imp. & p. p.) of Mouse
Mouser (n.) A cat that catches mice.
Mouser (n.) One who pries about on the lookout for something.
Mousie (n.) Diminutive for Mouse.
Mousle (v. t.) To sport with roughly; to rumple.
Moutan (n.) The Chinese tree peony (Paeonia Mountan), a shrub with large flowers of various colors.
Mouths (pl. ) of Mouth
Moving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Move
Movent (a.) Moving.
Movent (n.) That which moves anything.
Moving (a.) Changing place or posture; causing motion or action; as, a moving car, or power.
Moving (a.) Exciting movement of the mind; adapted to move the sympathies, passions, or affections; touching; pathetic; as, a moving appeal.
Moving (n.) The act of changing place or posture; esp., the act of changing one's dwelling place or place of business.
Mowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mow
Mowing (n.) The act of one who, or the operation of that which, mows.
Mowing (n.) Land from which grass is cut; meadow land.
Mowyer (n.) A mower.
Nobley (n.) The body of nobles; the nobility.
Nobley (n.) Noble birth; nobility; dignity.
Nobody (n.) No person; no one; not anybody.
Nobody (n.) A person of no influence or importance; an insignificant or contemptible person.
Nocake (n.) Indian corn parched, and beaten to powder, -- used for food by the Northern American Indians.
Nocent (a.) Doing hurt, or having a tendency to hurt; hurtful; mischievous; noxious; as, nocent qualities.
Nocent (a.) Guilty; -- the opposite of innocent.
Nocent (n.) A criminal.
Nocive (a.) Hurtful; injurious.
Nodded (imp. & p. p.) of Nod
Nodder (n.) One who nods; a drowsy person.
Noddle (n.) The head; -- used jocosely or contemptuously.
Noddle (n.) The back part of the head or neck.
Nodose (a.) Knotty; having numerous or conspicuous nodes.
Nodose (a.) Having nodes or prominences; having the alternate joints enlarged, as the antennae of certain insects.
Nodous (a.) Nodose; knotty; knotted.
Nodule (n.) A rounded mass or irregular shape; a little knot or lump.
Noetic (a.) Alt. of Noetical
Noggen (a.) Made of hemp; hence, hard; rough; harsh.
Noggin (n.) A small mug or cup.
Noggin (n.) A measure equivalent to a gill.
Noious (a.) Annoying; troublesome.
Noised (imp. & p. p.) of Noise
Nomade (n.) See Nomad, n.
Nomial (n.) A name or term.
Nonage (n.) The ninth part of movable goods, formerly payable to the clergy on the death of persons in their parishes.
Nonage (n.) Time of life before a person becomes of age; legal immaturity; minority.
Nonane (n.) One of a group of metameric hydrocarbons C9H20 of the paraffin series; -- so called because of the nine carbon atoms in the molecule. Normal nonane is a colorless volatile liquid, an ingredient of ordinary kerosene.
Nonett (n.) The titmouse.
Nonius (n.) A vernier.
Nonoic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or resembling, nonane; as, nonoic acid, which is also called pelargonic acid. Cf. Pelargonic.
Nonone (n.) Any one of several metameric unsaturated hydrocarbons (C9H14) of the valylene series.
Noodle (n.) A simpleton; a blockhead; a stupid person; a ninny.
Noodle (n.) A thin strip of dough, made with eggs, rolled up, cut into small pieces, and used in soup.
Noosed (imp. & p. p.) of Noose
Norian (a.) Pertaining to the upper portion of the Laurentian rocks.
Norice (n.) Nurse.
Norite (n.) A granular crystal
Norium (n.) A supposed metal alleged to have been discovered in zircon.
Normal (a.) According to an established norm, rule, or principle; conformed to a type, standard, or regular form; performing the proper functions; not abnormal; regular; natural; analogical.
Normal (a.) According to a square or rule; perpendicular; forming a right angle. Specifically: Of or pertaining to a normal.
Normal (a.) Standard; original; exact; typical.
Normal (a.) Denoting a solution of such strength that every cubic centimeter contains the same number of milligrams of the element in question as the number of its molecular weight.
Normal (a.) Denoting certain hypothetical compounds, as acids from which the real acids are obtained by dehydration; thus, normal sulphuric acid and normal nitric acid are respectively S(OH)6, and N(OH)5.
Normal (a.) Denoting that series of hydrocarbons in which no carbon atom is united with more than two other carbon atoms; as, normal pentane, hexane, etc. Cf. Iso-.
Normal (a.) Any perpendicular.
Normal (a.) A straight
Norman (n.) A wooden bar, or iron pin.
Norman (a.) Of or pertaining to Normandy or to the Normans; as, the Norman language; the Norman conquest.
Norman (n.) A native or inhabitant of Normandy; originally, one of the Northmen or Scandinavians who conquered Normandy in the 10th century; afterwards, one of the mixed (Norman-French) race which conquered England, under William the Conqueror.
Norroy (n.) The most northern of the English Kings-at-arms. See King-at-arms, under King.
Nosing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nose
Nosing (n.) That part of the treadboard of a stair which projects over the riser; hence, any like projection, as the projecting edge of a molding.
Nostoc (n.) A genus of algae. The plants are composed of moniliform cells imbedded in a gelatinous substance.
Notary (n.) One who records in shorthand what is said or done; as, the notary of an ecclesiastical body.
Notary (n.) A public officer who attests or certifies deeds and other writings, or copies of them, usually under his official seal, to make them authentic, especially in foreign countries. His duties chiefly relate to instruments used in commercial transactions, such as protests of negotiable paper, ship's papers in cases of loss, damage, etc. He is generally called a notary public.
Notate (a.) Marked with spots or
Noting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Note
Nother (conj.) Neither; nor.
Notice (n.) The act of noting, remarking, or observing; observation by the senses or intellect; cognizance; note.
Notice (n.) Intelligence, by whatever means communicated; knowledge given or received; means of knowledge; express notification; announcement; warning.
Notice (n.) An announcement, often accompanied by comments or remarks; as, book notices; theatrical notices.
Notice (n.) A writing communicating information or warning.
Notice (n.) Attention; respectful treatment; civility.
Notice (v. t.) To observe; to see to mark; to take note of; to heed; to pay attention to.
Notice (v. t.) To show that one has observed; to take public note of; remark upon; to make comments on; to refer to; as, to notice a book.
Notice (v. t.) To treat with attention and civility; as, to notice strangers.
Notify (v. t.) To make known; to declare; to publish; as, to notify a fact to a person.
Notify (v. t.) To give notice to; to inform by notice; to apprise; as, the constable has notified the citizens to meet at the city hall; the bell notifies us of the time of meeting.
Notion () Mental apprehension of whatever may be known or imagined; an idea; a conception; more properly, a general or universal conception, as distinguishable or definable by marks or notae.
Notion () A sentiment; an opinion.
Notion () Sense; mind.
Notion () An invention; an ingenious device; a knickknack; as, Yankee notions.
Notion () Inclination; intention; disposition; as, I have a notion to do it.
Notist (n.) An annotator.
Nougat (n.) A cake, sweetmeat, or confection made with almonds or other nuts.
Nought (n. & adv.) See Naught.
Nounal (a.) Of or pertaining to a noun.
Nousel (v. t.) Alt. of Nousle
Nousle (v. t.) To insnare; to entrap.
Nouthe (adv.) Alt. of Nowthe
Nowthe (adv.) Just now; at present.
Novene (a.) Relating to, or dependent on, the number nine; novenary.
Novice (n.) One who is new in any business, profession, or calling; one unacquainted or unskilled; one yet in the rudiments; a beginner; a tyro.
Novice (n.) One newly received into the church, or one newly converted to the Christian faith.
Novice (n.) One who enters a religious house, whether of monks or nuns, as a probationist.
Novice (a.) Like a novice; becoming a novice.
Novity (n.) Newness; novelty.
Noways (adv.) In no manner or degree; not at all; nowise.
Nowise (n.) Not in any manner or degree; in no way; noways.
Nowthe () See Nouthe.
Noyful (a.) Full of annoyance.
Noyous (a.) Annoying; disagreeable.
Nozzle (n.) The nose; the snout; hence, the projecting vent of anything; as, the nozzle of a bellows.
Nozzle (n.) A short tube, usually tapering, forming the vent of a hose or pipe.
Nozzle (n.) A short outlet, or inlet, pipe projecting from the end or side of a hollow vessel, as a steam-engine cylinder or a steam boiler.
Ooecia (pl. ) of Ooecium
Ooidal (a.) Shaped like an egg.
Oolite (n.) A variety of limestone, consisting of small round grains, resembling the roe of a fish. It sometimes constitutes extensive beds, as in the European Jurassic. See the Chart of Geology.
Oology (n.) The science of eggs in relation to their coloring, size, shape, and number.
Oolong (n.) A fragrant variety of black tea having somewhat the flavor of green tea.
Oomiac (n.) Alt. of Oomiak
Oomiak (n.) A long, broad boat used by the Eskimos.
Oopack (n.) Alt. of Oopak
Oorial (n.) A wild, bearded sheep inhabiting the Ladakh mountains. It is reddish brown, with a dark beard from the chin to the chest.
Ootype (n.) The part of the oviduct of certain trematode worms in which the ova are completed and furnished with a shell.
Oozing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ooze
Poachy (a.) Wet and soft; easily penetrated by the feet of cattle; -- said of land
Pocket (n.) A bag or pouch; especially; a small bag inserted in a garment for carrying small articles, particularly money; hence, figuratively, money; wealth.
Pocket (n.) One of several bags attached to a billiard table, into which the balls are driven.
Pocket (n.) A large bag or sack used in packing various articles, as ginger, hops, cowries, etc.
Pocket (n.) A hole or space covered by a movable piece of board, as in a floor, boxing, partitions, or the like.
Pocket (n.) A cavity in a rock containing a nugget of gold, or other mineral; a small body of ore contained in such a cavity.
Pocket (n.) A hole containing water.
Pocket (n.) A strip of canvas, sewn upon a sail so that a batten or a light spar can placed in the interspace.
Pocket (n.) Same as Pouch.
Pocket (v. t.) To put, or conceal, in the pocket; as, to pocket the change.
Pocket (v. t.) To take clandestinely or fraudulently.
Pocock (n.) Peacock.
Podded (imp. & p. p.) of Pod
Podded (a.) Having pods.
Podder (n.) One who collects pods or pulse.
Podium (n.) A low wall, serving as a foundation, a substructure, or a terrace wall.
Podium (n.) The dwarf wall surrounding the arena of an amphitheater, from the top of which the seats began.
Podium (n.) The masonry under the stylobate of a temple, sometimes a mere foundation, sometimes containing chambers.
Podium (n.) The foot.
Podley (n.) A young coalfish.
Podura (n.) Any small leaping thysanurous insect of the genus Podura and related genera; a springtail.
Poetic (a.) Alt. of Poetical
Poetry (n.) The art of apprehending and interpreting ideas by the faculty of imagination; the art of idealizing in thought and in expression.
Poetry (n.) Imaginative language or composition, whether expressed rhythmically or in prose. Specifically: Metrical composition; verse; rhyme; poems collectively; as, heroic poetry; dramatic poetry; lyric or Pindaric poetry.
Poised (imp. & p. p.) of Poise
Poiser (n.) The balancer of dipterous insects.
Poison (n.) Any agent which, when introduced into the animal organism, is capable of producing a morbid, noxious, or deadly effect upon it; as, morphine is a deadly poison; the poison of pestilential diseases.
Poison (n.) That which taints or destroys moral purity or health; as, the poison of evil example; the poison of sin.
Poison (n.) To put poison upon or into; to infect with poison; as, to poison an arrow; to poison food or drink.
Poison (n.) To injure or kill by poison; to administer poison to.
Poison (n.) To taint; to corrupt; to vitiate; as, vice poisons happiness; slander poisoned his mind.
Poison (v. i.) To act as, or convey, a poison.
Poking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Poke
Poking (a.) Drudging; servile.
Polack (n.) A Polander.
Polary (a.) Tending to a pole; having a direction toward a pole.
Polder (n.) A tract of low land reclaimed from the sea by of high embankments.
Poling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pole
Poleax (n.) Alt. of Poleaxe
Polemy (n.) Warfare; war; hence, contention; opposition.
Police (n.) A judicial and executive system, for the government of a city, town, or district, for the preservation of rights, order, clean
Police (n.) That which concerns the order of the community; the internal regulation of a state.
Police (n.) The organized body of civil officers in a city, town, or district, whose particular duties are the preservation of good order, the prevention and detection of crime, and the enforcement of the laws.
Police (n.) Military police, the body of soldiers detailed to preserve civil order and attend to sanitary arrangements in a camp or garrison.
Police (n.) The cleaning of a camp or garrison, or the state / a camp as to clean
Police (v. t.) To keep in order by police.
Police (v. t.) To make clean; as, to police a camp.
Policy (n.) Civil polity.
Policy (n.) The settled method by which the government and affairs of a nation are, or may be, administered; a system of public or official administration, as designed to promote the external or internal prosperity of a state.
Policy (n.) The method by which any institution is administered; system of management; course.
Policy (n.) Management or administration based on temporal or material interest, rather than on principles of equity or honor; hence, worldly wisdom; dexterity of management; cunning; stratagem.
Policy (n.) Prudence or wisdom in the management of public and private affairs; wisdom; sagacity; wit.
Policy (n.) Motive; object; inducement.
Policy (v. t.) To regulate by laws; to reduce to order.
Policy (n.) A ticket or warrant for money in the public funds.
Policy (n.) The writing or instrument in which a contract of insurance is embodied; an instrument in writing containing the terms and conditions on which one party engages to indemnify another against loss arising from certain hazards, perils, or risks to which his person or property may be exposed. See Insurance.
Policy (n.) A method of gambling by betting as to what numbers will be drawn in a lottery; as, to play policy.
Poling (n.) The act of supporting or of propelling by means of a pole or poles; as, the poling of beans; the poling of a boat.
Poling (n.) The operation of dispersing worm casts over the walks with poles.
Poling (n.) One of the poles or planks used in upholding the side earth in excavating a tunnel, ditch, etc.
Polish (a.) Of or pertaining to Poland or its inhabitants.
Polish (n.) The language of the Poles.
Polish (v. t.) To make smooth and glossy, usually by friction; to burnish; to overspread with luster; as, to polish glass, marble, metals, etc.
Polish (v. t.) Hence, to refine; to wear off the rudeness, coarseness, or rusticity of; to make elegant and polite; as, to polish life or manners.
Polish (v. i.) To become smooth, as from friction; to receive a gloss; to take a smooth and glossy surface; as, steel polishes well.
Polish (n.) A smooth, glossy surface, usually produced by friction; a gloss or luster.
Polish (n.) Anything used to produce a gloss.
Polish (n.) Fig.: Refinement; elegance of manners.
Polite (v.) Smooth; polished.
Polite (v.) Smooth and refined in behavior or manners; well bred; courteous; complaisant; obliging; civil.
Polite (v.) Characterized by refinement, or a high degree of finish; as, polite literature.
Polite (v. t.) To polish; to refine; to render polite.
Polity (n.) The form or constitution of the civil government of a nation or state; the framework or organization by which the various departments of government are combined into a systematic whole.
Polity (n.) Hence: The form or constitution by which any institution is organized; the recognized principles which lie at the foundation of any human institution.
Polity (n.) Policy; art; management.
Polive (n.) A pulley.
Polled (imp. & p. p.) of Poll
Pollan (n.) A lake whitefish (Coregonus pollan), native of Ireland. In appearance it resembles a herring.
Pollax (n.) A poleax.
Polled (a.) Deprived of a poll, or of something belonging to the poll. Specifically: (a) Lopped; -- said of trees having their tops cut off. (b) Cropped; hence, bald; -- said of a person. "The polled bachelor." Beau. & Fl. (c) Having cast the antlers; -- said of a stag. (d) Without horns; as, polled cattle; polled sheep.
Pollen (n.) Fine bran or flour.
Pollen (n.) The fecundating dustlike cells of the anthers of flowers. See Flower, and Illust. of Filament.
Poller (n.) One who polls; specifically: (a) One who polls or lops trees. (b) One who polls or cuts hair; a barber. [R.] (c) One who extorts or plunders. [Obs.] Baex. (d) One who registplws votplws, or one who enters his name as a voter.
Pollex (n.) The first, or preaxial, digit of the fore limb, corresponding to the hallux in the hind limb; the thumb. In birds, the pollex is the joint which bears the bastard wing.
Pollux (n.) A fixed star of the second magnitude, in the constellation Gemini. Cf. 3d Castor.
Pollux (n.) Same as Pollucite.
Polony (n.) A kind of sausage made of meat partly cooked.
Polron (n.) See Pauldron.
Polwig (n.) A polliwig. Holland.
Polype (n.) See Polyp.
Polypi (n. pl.) The Anthozoa.
Polypi (pl. ) of Polypus
Polyve (n.) A pulley.
Pomace (n.) The substance of apples, or of similar fruit, crushed by grinding.
Pomade (n.) Cider.
Pomade (n.) Perfumed ointment; esp., a fragrant unguent for the hair; pomatum; -- originally made from apples.
Pomelo (n.) A variety of shaddock, called also grape fruit.
Pomely (a.) Dappled.
Pomeys (pl. ) of Pomey
Pommel (n.) A knob or ball; an object resembling a ball in form
Pommel (n.) The knob on the hilt of a sword.
Pommel (n.) The knob or protuberant part of a saddlebow.
Pommel (n.) The top (of the head).
Pommel (n.) A knob forming the finial of a turret or pavilion.
Pommel (v. t.) To beat soundly, as with the pommel of a sword, or with something knoblike; hence, to beat with the fists.
Pomona (n.) The goddess of fruits and fruit trees.
Pompet (n.) The ball formerly used to ink the type.
Pompon (n.) Any trifling ornament for a woman's dress or bonnet.
Pompon (n.) A tuft or ball of wool, or the like, sometimes worn by soldiers on the front of the hat, instead of a feather.
Poncho (n.) A kind of cloak worn by the Spanish Americans, having the form of a blanket, with a slit in the middle for the head to pass through. A kind of poncho made of rubber or painted cloth is used by the mounted troops in the United States service.
Poncho (n.) A trade name for camlets, or stout worsteds.
Ponder (v. t.) To weigh.
Ponder (v. t.) To weigh in the mind; to view with deliberation; to examine carefully; to consider attentively.
Ponder (v. i.) To think; to deliberate; to muse; -- usually followed by on or over.
Ponent (a.) Western; occidental.
Pongee (n.) A fabric of undyed silk from India and China.
Pontes (pl. ) of Pons
Pontee (n.) An iron rod used by glass makers for manipulating the hot glass; -- called also, puntil, puntel, punty, and ponty. See Fascet.
Pontic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Pontus, Euxine, or Black Sea.
Pontil (n.) Same as Pontee.
Ponton (n.) See Pontoon.
Ponies (pl. ) of Pony
Poodle (n.) A breed of dogs having curly hair, and often showing remarkable intelligence in the performance of tricks.
Pookoo (n.) A red African antelope (Kobus Vardoni) allied to the water buck.
Pooled (imp. & p. p.) of Pool
Pooler (n.) A stick for stirring a tan vat.
Poonac (n.) A kind of oil cake prepared from the cocoanut. See Oil cake, under Cake.
Pooped (imp. & p. p.) of Poop
Pooped (p. p. & a.) Having a poop; furnished with a poop.
Pooped (p. p. & a.) Struck on the poop.
Poorly (adv.) In a poor manner or condition; without plenty, or sufficiency, or suitable provision for comfort; as, to live poorly.
Poorly (adv.) With little or no success; indifferently; with little profit or advantage; as, to do poorly in business.
Poorly (adv.) Meanly; without spirit.
Poorly (adv.) Without skill or merit; as, he performs poorly.
Poorly (a.) Somewhat ill; indisposed; not in health.
Popped (imp. & p. p.) of Pop
Popery (n.) The religion of the Roman Catholic Church, comprehending doctrines and practices; -- generally used in an opprobrious sense.
Popgun (n.) A child's gun; a tube and rammer for shooting pellets, with a popping noise, by compression of air.
Popish (a.) Of or pertaining to the pope; taught or ordained by the pope; hence, of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church; -- often used opprobriously.
Poplar (n.) Any tree of the genus Populus; also, the timber, which is soft, and capable of many uses.
Poplar (n.) The timber of the tulip tree; -- called also white poplar.
Poplin (n.) A fabric of many varieties, usually made of silk and worsted, -- used especially for women's dresses.
Popper (n.) A utensil for popping corn, usually a wire basket with a long handle.
Popper (n.) A dagger.
Poppet (n.) See Puppet.
Poppet (n.) One of certain upright timbers on the bilge ways, used to support a vessel in launching.
Poppet (n.) An upright support or guide fastened at the bottom only.
Popple (v. i.) To move quickly up and down; to bob up and down, as a cork on rough water; also, to bubble.
Popple (n.) The poplar.
Popple (n.) Tares.
Poring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pore
Porime (n.) A theorem or proposition so easy of demonstration as to be almost self-evident.
Porism (n.) A proposition affirming the possibility of finding such conditions as will render a certain determinate problem indeterminate or capable of innumerable solutions.
Porism (n.) A corollary.
Porite (n.) Any coral of the genus Porites, or family Poritidae.
Porker (n.) A hog.
Porket (n.) A young hog; a pig.
Porous (n.) Full of pores; having interstices in the skin or in the substance of the body; having spiracles or passages for fluids; permeable by liquids; as, a porous skin; porous wood.
Porpus (n.) A porpoise.
Porret (n.) A scallion; a leek or small onion.
Ported (imp. & p. p.) of Port
Portae (pl. ) of Porta
Portal (n.) A door or gate; hence, a way of entrance or exit, especially one that is grand and imposing.
Portal (n.) The lesser gate, where there are two of different dimensions.
Portal (n.) Formerly, a small square corner in a room separated from the rest of the apartment by wainscoting, forming a short passage to another apartment.
Portal (n.) By analogy with the French portail, used by recent writers for the whole architectural composition which surrounds and includes the doorways and porches of a church.
Portal (n.) The space, at one end, between opposite trusses when these are terminated by inc
Portal (n.) A prayer book or breviary; a portass.
Portal (a.) Of or pertaining to a porta, especially the porta of the liver; as, the portal vein, which enters the liver at the porta, and divides into capillaries after the manner of an artery.
Ported (a.) Having gates.
Porter (n.) A man who has charge of a door or gate; a doorkeeper; one who waits at the door to receive messages.
Porter (n.) A carrier; one who carries or conveys burdens, luggage, etc.; for hire.
Porter (n.) A bar of iron or steel at the end of which a forging is made; esp., a long, large bar, to the end of which a heavy forging is attached, and by means of which the forging is lifted and handled in hammering and heating; -- called also porter bar.
Porter (n.) A malt liquor, of a dark color and moderately bitter taste, possessing tonic and intoxicating qualities.
Portly (a.) Having a dignified port or mien; of a noble appearance; imposing.
Portly (a.) Bulky; corpulent.
Portos (n.) See Portass.
Posing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pose
Posied (a.) Inscribed with a posy.
Posnet (n.) A little basin; a porringer; a skillet.
Posset (n.) A beverage composed of hot milk curdled by some strong infusion, as by wine, etc., -- much in favor formerly.
Posset (v. t.) To curdle; to turn, as milk; to coagulate; as, to posset the blood.
Posset (v. t.) To treat with possets; to pamper.
Possum (n.) An opossum.
Posted (imp. & p. p.) of Post
Postal (a.) Belonging to the post office or mail service; as, postal arrangements; postal authorities.
Postea (n.) The return of the judge before whom a cause was tried, after a verdict, of what was done in the cause, which is indorsed on the nisi prius record.
Postel (n.) Apostle.
Poster (n.) A large bill or placard intended to be posted in public places.
Poster (n.) One who posts bills; a billposter.
Poster (n.) One who posts, or travels expeditiously; a courier.
Poster (n.) A post horse.
Postic (a.) Backward.
Postil (n.) Originally, an explanatory note in the margin of the Bible, so called because written after the text; hence, a marginal note; a comment.
Postil (n.) A short homily or commentary on a passage of Scripture; as, the first postils were composed by order of Charlemagne.
Postil (v. t.) To write marginal or explanatory notes on; to gloss.
Postil (v. i.) To write postils, or marginal notes; to comment; to postillate.
Posies (pl. ) of Posy
Potted (imp. & p. p.) of Pot
Potage (n.) See Pottage.
Potale (n.) The refuse from a grain distillery, used to fatten swine.
Potash (n.) The hydroxide of potassium hydrate, a hard white brittle substance, KOH, having strong caustic and alka
Potash (n.) The impure potassium carbonate obtained by leaching wood ashes, either as a strong solution (lye), or as a white crystal
Potato (n.) A plant (Solanum tuberosum) of the Nightshade family, and its esculent farinaceous tuber, of which there are numerous varieties used for food. It is native of South America, but a form of the species is found native as far north as New Mexico.
Potato (n.) The sweet potato (see below).
Potboy (n.) A boy who carries pots of ale, beer, etc.; a menial in a public house.
Poteen (n.) Whisky; especially, whisky illicitly distilled by the Irish peasantry.
Potent (a.) Producing great physical effects; forcible; powerful' efficacious; as, a potent medicine.
Potent (a.) Having great authority, control, or dominion; puissant; mighty; influential; as, a potent prince.
Potent (a.) Powerful, in an intellectual or moral sense; having great influence; as, potent interest; a potent argument.
Potent (n.) A prince; a potentate.
Potent (n.) A staff or crutch.
Potent (n.) One of the furs; a surface composed of patches which are supposed to represent crutch heads; they are always alternately argent and azure, unless otherwise specially mentioned.
Potgun (n.) A pot-shaped cannon; a mortar.
Potgun (n.) A popgun.
Pother (n.) Bustle; confusion; tumult; flutter; bother.
Pother (v. i.) To make a bustle or stir; to be fussy.
Pother (v. t.) To harass and perplex; to worry.
Potion (n.) A draught; a dose; usually, a draught or dose of a liquid medicine.
Potion (v. t.) To drug.
Potlid (n.) The lid or cover of a pot.
Potmen (pl. ) of Potman
Potman (n.) A pot companion.
Potman (n.) A servant in a public house; a potboy.
Potpie (n.) A meat pie which is boiled instead of being baked.
Potter (n.) One whose occupation is to make earthen vessels.
Potter (n.) One who hawks crockery or earthenware.
Potter (n.) One who pots meats or other eatables.
Potter (n.) The red-bellied terrapin. See Terrapin.
Potter (v. i.) To busy one's self with trifles; to labor with little purpose, energy, of effect; to trifle; to pother.
Potter (v. i.) To walk lazily or idly; to saunter.
Potter (v. t.) To poke; to push; also, to disturb; to confuse; to bother.
Pottle (n.) A liquid measure of four pints.
Pottle (n.) A pot or tankard.
Pottle (n.) A vessel or small basket for holding fruit.
Poudre (n.) Dust; powder.
Poulpe (n.) Same as Octopus.
Pounce (n.) A fine powder, as of sandarac, or cuttlefish bone, -- formerly used to prevent ink from spreading on manuscript.
Pounce (n.) Charcoal dust, or some other colored powder for making patterns through perforated designs, -- used by embroiderers, lace makers, etc.
Pounce (v. t.) To sprinkle or rub with pounce; as, to pounce paper, or a pattern.
Pounce (v. t.) The claw or talon of a bird of prey.
Pounce (v. t.) A punch or stamp.
Pounce (v. t.) Cloth worked in eyelet holes.
Pounce (v. t.) To strike or seize with the talons; to pierce, as with the talons.
Pounce (v. t.) To punch; to perforate; to stamp holes in, or dots on, by way of ornament.
Pounce (v. i.) To fall suddenly and seize with the claws; -- with on or upon; as, a hawk pounces upon a chicken. Also used figuratively.
Pounds (pl. ) of Pound
Pounds (pl. ) of Pound
Poured (imp. & p. p.) of Pour
Pourer (n.) One who pours.
Pousse (n.) Pulse; pease.
Pouted (imp. & p. p.) of Pout
Pouter (n.) One who, or that which, pouts.
Pouter (n.) A variety of the domestic pigeon remarkable for the extent to which it is able to dilate its throat and breast.
Povert (n.) Poverty.
Powder (n.) The fine particles to which any dry substance is reduced by pounding, grinding, or triturating, or into which it falls by decay; dust.
Powder (n.) An explosive mixture used in gunnery, blasting, etc.; gunpowder. See Gunpowder.
Powder (v. t.) To reduce to fine particles; to pound, grind, or rub into a powder; to comminute; to pulverize; to triturate.
Powder (v. t.) To sprinkle with powder, or as with powder; to be sprinkle; as, to powder the hair.
Powder (v. t.) To sprinkle with salt; to corn, as meat.
Powder (v. i.) To be reduced to powder; to become like powder; as, some salts powder easily.
Powder (v. i.) To use powder on the hair or skin; as, she paints and powders.
Powdry (a.) See Powdery.
Powter (n.) See Pouter.
Powpow (n.) A priest, or conjurer, among the North American Indians.
Powpow (n.) Conjuration attended with great noise and confusion, and often with feasting, dancing, etc., performed by Indians for the cure of diseases, to procure success in hunting or in war, and for other purposes.
Powpow (n.) Hence: Any assembly characterized by noise and confusion; a noisy frolic or gathering.
Powwow (v. i.) To use conjuration, with noise and confusion, for the cure of disease, etc., as among the North American Indians.
Powwow (v. i.) Hence: To hold a noisy, disorderly meeting.
Poxing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pox
Roamed (imp. & p. p.) of Roam
Roamer (n.) One who roams; a wanderer.
Roared (imp. & p. p.) of Roar
Roarer (n.) One who, or that which, roars.
Roarer (n.) A riotous fellow; a roaring boy.
Roarer (n.) A horse subject to roaring. See Roaring, 2.
Roarer (n.) The barn owl.
Robbed (imp. & p. p.) of Rob
Roband (n.) See Roperand.
Robber (n.) One who robs; in law, one who feloniously takes goods or money from the person of another by violence or by putting him in fear.
Robbin (n.) A kind of package in which pepper and other dry commodities are sometimes exported from the East Indies. The robbin of rice in Malabar weighs about 84 pounds.
Robbin (n.) See Ropeband.
Robing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Robe
Robert (n.) See Herb Robert, under Herb.
Robing (n.) The act of putting on a robe.
Robust (a.) Evincing strength; indicating vigorous health; strong; sinewy; muscular; vigorous; sound; as, a robust body; robust youth; robust health.
Robust (a.) Violent; rough; rude.
Robust (a.) Requiring strength or vigor; as, robust employment.
Rochet (n.) A
Rochet (n.) A frock or outer garment worn in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.
Rochet (n.) The red gurnard, or gurnet. See Gurnard.
Rocked (imp. & p. p.) of Rock
Rocker (n.) One who rocks; specifically, one who rocks a cradle.
Rocker (n.) One of the curving pieces of wood or metal on which a cradle, chair, etc., rocks.
Rocker (n.) Any implement or machine working with a rocking motion, as a trough mounted on rockers for separating gold dust from gravel, etc., by agitation in water.
Rocker (n.) A play horse on rockers; a rocking-horse.
Rocker (n.) A chair mounted on rockers; a rocking-chair.
Rocker (n.) A skate with a curved blade, somewhat resembling in shape the rocker of a cradle.
Rocker (n.) Same as Rock shaft.
Rocket (n.) A cruciferous plant (Eruca sativa) sometimes eaten in Europe as a salad.
Rocket (n.) Damewort.
Rocket (n.) Rocket larkspur. See below.
Rocket (n.) An artificial firework consisting of a cylindrical case of paper or metal filled with a composition of combustible ingredients, as niter, charcoal, and sulphur, and fastened to a guiding stick. The rocket is projected through the air by the force arising from the expansion of the gases liberated by combustion of the composition. Rockets are used as projectiles for various purposes, for signals, and also for pyrotechnic display.
Rocket (n.) A blunt lance head used in the joust.
Rocket (v. i.) To rise straight up; said of birds; usually in the present participle or as an adjective.
Rococo (n.) A florid style of ornamentation which prevailed in Europe in the latter part of the eighteenth century.
Rococo (a.) Of or pertaining to the style called rococo; like rococo; florid; fantastic.
Rodent (v. t.) Gnawing; biting; corroding; (Med.) applied to a destructive variety of cancer or ulcer.
Rodent (v. t.) Gnawing.
Rodent (v. t.) Of or pertaining to the Rodentia.
Rodent (n.) One of the Rodentia.
Roiled (imp. & p. p.) of Roil
Rolled (imp. & p. p.) of Roll
Roller (n.) One who, or that which, rolls; especially, a cylinder, sometimes grooved, of wood, stone, metal, etc., used in husbandry and the arts.
Roller (n.) A bandage; a fillet; properly, a long and broad bandage used in surgery.
Roller (n.) One of series of long, heavy waves which roll in upon a coast, sometimes in calm weather.
Roller (n.) A long, belt-formed towel, to be suspended on a rolling cylinder; -- called also roller towel.
Roller (n.) A cylinder coated with a composition made principally of glue and molassess, with which forms of type are inked previously to taking an impression from them.
Roller (n.) A long cylinder on which something is rolled up; as, the roller of a man.
Roller (n.) A small wheel, as of a caster, a roller skate, etc.
Roller (n.) ANy insect whose larva rolls up leaves; a leaf roller. see Tortrix.
Roller (n.) Any one of numerous species of Old World picarian birds of the family Coraciadae. The name alludes to their habit of suddenly turning over or "tumbling" in flight.
Roller (n.) Any species of small ground snakes of the family Tortricidae.
Rolley (n.) A small wagon used for the underground work of a mine.
Rollic (v. i.) To move or play in a careless, swaggering manner, with a frolicsome air; to frolic; to sport; commonly in the form rollicking.
Romage (n. & v.) See Rummage.
Romaic (a.) Of or relating to modern Greece, and especially to its language.
Romaic (n.) The modern Greek language, now usually called by the Greeks Hellenic or Neo-Hellenic.
Romant (n.) A romaunt.
Romany (n.) A gypsy.
Romany (n.) The language spoken among themselves by the gypsies.
Romble (v.& n.) Rumble.
Romish (a.) Belonging or relating to Rome, or to the Roman Catholic Church; -- frequently used in a disparaging sense; as, the Romish church; the Romish religion, ritual, or ceremonies.
Romist (n.) A Roman Catholic.
Romped (imp. & p. p.) of Romp
Rondel (n.) A small round tower erected at the foot of a bastion.
Rondel (n.) Same as Rondeau.
Rondel (n.) Specifically, a particular form of rondeau containing fourteen
Rondle (n.) A rondeau.
Rondle (n.) A round mass, plate, or disk; especially (Metal.), the crust or scale which forms upon the surface of molten metal in the crucible.
Ronion (n.) Alt. of Ronyon
Ronyon (n.) A mangy or scabby creature.
Ronnen () obs. p. p. of Renne, to run.
Roofed (imp. & p. p.) of Roof
Roofer (n.) One who puts on roofs.
Rooked (imp. & p. p.) of Rook
Roomed (imp. & p. p.) of Room
Roomer (n.) A lodger.
Roomer (a.) At a greater distance; farther off.
Roomth (n.) Room; space.
Rooted (imp. & p. p.) of Root
Rooted (a.) Having taken root; firmly implanted; fixed in the heart.
Rooter (n.) One who, or that which, roots; one that tears up by the roots.
Roping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rope
Ropery (n.) A place where ropes are made.
Ropery (n.) Tricks deserving the halter; roguery.
Ropily (adv.) In a ropy manner; in a viscous or glutinous manner.
Ropish (a.) Somewhat ropy.
Roquet (v. t.) To hit, as another's ball, with one's own ball.
Roquet (v. i.) To hit another's ball with one's own.
Rosary (n.) A bed of roses, or place where roses grow.
Rosary (n.) A series of prayers (see Note below) arranged to be recited in order, on beads; also, a string of beads by which the prayers are counted.
Rosary (n.) A chapelet; a garland; a series or collection, as of beautiful thoughts or of literary selections.
Rosary (n.) A coin bearing the figure of a rose, fraudulently circulated in Ireland in the 13th century for a penny.
Roscid (a.) Containing, or consisting of, dew; dewy.
Roseal (a.) resembling a rose in smell or color.
Rosery (n.) A place where roses are cultivated; a nursery of roses. See Rosary, 1.
Rosied (a.) Decorated with roses, or with the color of roses.
Rosier (n.) A rosebush; roses, collectively.
Rosily (adv.) In a rosy manner.
Rosiny (a.) like rosin, or having its qualities.
Rossel (n.) Light land; rosland.
Rostel (n.) same as Rostellum.
Roster (n.) A register or roll showing the order in which officers, enlisted men, companies, or regiments are called on to serve.
Rostra (n. pl.) See Rostrum, 2.
Rostra (pl. ) of Rostrum
Rotted (imp. & p. p.) of Rot
Rotary (a.) Turning, as a wheel on its axis; pertaining to, or resembling, the motion of a wheel on its axis; rotatory; as, rotary motion.
Rotate (a.) Having the parts spreading out like a wheel; wheel-shaped; as, a rotate spicule or scale; a rotate corolla, i.e., a monopetalous corolla with a flattish border, and no tube or a very short one.
Rotate (v. i.) To turn, as a wheel, round an axis; to revolve.
Rotate (v. i.) To perform any act, function, or operation in turn, to hold office in turn; as, to rotate in office.
Rotate (v. i.) To cause to turn round or revolve, as a wheel around an axle.
Rotate (v. i.) To cause to succeed in turn; esp., to cause to succeed some one, or to be succeeded by some one, in office.
Rotche (n.) A very small arctic sea bird (Mergulus alle, or Alle alle) common on both coasts of the Atlantic in winter; -- called also little auk, dovekie, rotch, rotchie, and sea dove.
Roting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rote
Rotgut (n.) Bad small beer.
Rotgut (n.) Any bad spirituous liquor, especially when adulterated so as to be very deleterious.
Rother (a.) Bovine.
Rother (n.) A bovine beast.
Rother (n.) A rudder.
Rotten (a.) Having rotted; putrid; decayed; as, a rotten apple; rotten meat.
Rotten (a.) Offensive to the smell; fetid; disgusting.
Rotten (a.) Not firm or trusty; unsound; defective; treacherous; unsafe; as, a rotten plank, bone, stone.
Rotula (n.) The patella, or kneepan.
Rotund (a.) Round; circular; spherical.
Rotund (a.) Hence, complete; entire.
Rotund (a.) Orbicular, or nearly so.
Rotund (n.) A rotunda.
Rouble (n.) A coin. See Ruble.
Rouche (n.) See Ruche.
Rouged (imp. & p. p.) of Rouge
Rought () imp. of Reach.
Rought () imp. of Reck, to care.
Rounce (n.) The handle by which the bed of a hand press, holding the form of type, etc., is run in under the platen and out again; -- sometimes applied to the whole apparatus by which the form is moved under the platen.
Rouncy (n.) A common hackney horse; a nag.
Roundy (a.) Round.
Roused (imp. & p. p.) of Rouse
Rouser (n.) One who, or that which, rouses.
Rouser (n.) Something very exciting or great.
Rouser (n.) A stirrer in a copper for boiling wort.
Routed (imp. & p. p.) of Rout
Router (n.) A plane made like a spokeshave, for working the inside edges of circular sashes.
Router (n.) A plane with a hooked tool protruding far below the sole, for smoothing the bottom of a cavity.
Routhe (n.) Ruth; sorrow.
Roving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rove
Roving (n.) The operatin of forming the rove, or slightly twisted sliver or roll of wool or cotton, by means of a machine for the purpose, called a roving frame, or roving machine.
Roving (n.) A roll or sliver of wool or cotton drawn out and slightly twisted; a rove. See 2d Rove, 2.
Roving (n.) The act of one who roves or wanders.
Rowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Row
Rowett (n.) See Rowen.
Soaked (imp. & p. p.) of Soak
Soaker (n.) One who, or that which, soaks.
Soaker (n.) A hard drinker.
Soaped (imp. & p. p.) of Soap
Soared (imp. & p. p.) of Soar
Sobbed (imp. & p. p.) of Sob
Socage (n.) A tenure of lands and tenements by a certain or determinate service; a tenure distinct from chivalry or knight's service, in which the obligations were uncertain. The service must be certain, in order to be denominated socage, as to hold by fealty and twenty shillings rent.
Social (a.) Of or pertaining to society; relating to men living in society, or to the public as an aggregate body; as, social interest or concerns; social pleasure; social benefits; social happiness; social duties.
Social (a.) Ready or disposed to mix in friendly converse; companionable; sociable; as, a social person.
Social (a.) Consisting in union or mutual intercourse.
Social (a.) Naturally growing in groups or masses; -- said of many individual plants of the same species.
Social (a.) Living in communities consisting of males, females, and neuters, as do ants and most bees.
Social (a.) Forming compound groups or colonies by budding from basal processes or stolons; as, the social ascidians.
Socket (n.) An opening into which anything is fitted; any hollow thing or place which receives and holds something else; as, the sockets of the teeth.
Socket (n.) Especially, the hollow tube or place in which a candle is fixed in the candlestick.
Socmen (pl. ) of Socman
Socman (n.) One who holds lands or tenements by socage; a socager.
Socome (n.) A custom of tenants to grind corn at the lord's mill.
Sodden (imp. & p. p.) of Sod
Sodaic (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, soda.
Sodden (p. p.) Boiled; seethed; also, soaked; heavy with moisture; saturated; as, sodden beef; sodden bread; sodden fields.
Sodden (v. i.) To be seethed; to become sodden.
Sodden (v. t.) To soak; to make heavy with water.
Sodium (n.) A common metallic element of the alkali group, in nature always occuring combined, as in common salt, in albite, etc. It is isolated as a soft, waxy, white, unstable metal, so readily oxidized that it combines violently with water, and to be preserved must be kept under petroleum or some similar liquid. Sodium is used combined in many salts, in the free state as a reducer, and as a means of obtaining other metals (as magnesium and aluminium) is an important commercial product. Symb
Sodomy (n.) Carnal copulation in a manner against nature; buggery.
Soever () A word compounded of so and ever, used in composition with who, what, where, when, how, etc., and indicating any out of all possible or supposable persons, things, places, times, ways, etc. It is sometimes used separate from the pronoun or adverb.
Soffit (n.) The under side of the subordinate parts and members of buildings, such as staircases, entablatures, archways, cornices, or the like. See Illust. of Lintel.
Sofism (n.) Same as Sufism.
Soften (v. t.) To make soft or more soft.
Soften (v. t.) To render less hard; -- said of matter.
Soften (v. t.) To mollify; to make less fierce or intractable.
Soften (v. t.) To palliate; to represent as less enormous; as, to soften a fault.
Soften (v. t.) To compose; to mitigate; to assuage.
Soften (v. t.) To make less harsh, less rude, less offensive, or less violent, or to render of an opposite quality.
Soften (v. t.) To make less glaring; to tone down; as, to soften the coloring of a picture.
Soften (v. t.) To make tender; to make effeminate; to enervate; as, troops softened by luxury.
Soften (v. t.) To make less harsh or grating, or of a quality the opposite; as, to soften the voice.
Soften (v. i.) To become soft or softened, or less rude, harsh, severe, or obdurate.
Softly (adv.) In a soft manner.
Soiled (imp. & p. p.) of Soil
Soiree (n.) An evening party; -- distinguished from levee, and matinee.
Solace (v. t.) Comfort in grief; alleviation of grief or anxiety; also, that which relieves in distress; that which cheers or consoles; relief.
Solace (v. t.) Rest; relaxation; ease.
Solace (n.) To cheer in grief or under calamity; to comfort; to relieve in affliction, solitude, or discomfort; to console; -- applied to persons; as, to solace one with the hope of future reward.
Solace (n.) To allay; to assuage; to soothe; as, to solace grief.
Solace (v. i.) To take comfort; to be cheered.
Soland (n.) A solan goose.
Solano () A hot, oppressive wind which sometimes blows in the Mediterranean, particularly on the eastern coast of Spain.
Solary (a.) Solar.
Soldan (n.) A sultan.
Solder (n.) A metal or metallic alloy used when melted for uniting adjacent metallic edges or surfaces; a metallic cement.
Solder (n.) anything which unites or cements.
Solder (n.) To unite (metallic surfaces or edges) by the intervention of a more fusible metal or metallic alloy applied when melted; to join by means of metallic cement.
Solder (n.) To mend; to patch up.
Soling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sole
Solely (adv.) Singly; alone; only; without another; as, to rest a cause solely one argument; to rely solelyn one's own strength.
Solemn (a.) Marked with religious rites and pomps; enjoined by, or connected with, religion; sacred.
Solemn (a.) Pertaining to a festival; festive; festal.
Solemn (a.) Stately; ceremonious; grand.
Solemn (a.) Fitted to awaken or express serious reflections; marked by seriousness; serious; grave; devout; as, a solemn promise; solemn earnestness.
Solemn (a.) Real; earnest; downright.
Solemn (a.) Affectedly grave or serious; as, to put on a solemn face.
Solemn (a.) Made in form; ceremonious; as, solemn war; conforming with all legal requirements; as, probate in solemn form.
Solere (n.) A loft or garret. See Solar, n.
Solert (a.) Skillful; clever; crafty.
Sol-fa (v. i.) To sing the notes of the gamut, ascending or descending; as, do or ut, re, mi, fa, sol, la, si, do, or the same in reverse order.
Sol-fa (n.) The gamut, or musical scale. See Tonic sol-fa, under Tonic, n.
Sollar (n.) See Solar, n.
Sollar (n.) A platform in a shaft, especially one of those between the series of ladders in a shaft.
Sollar (v. t.) To cover, or provide with, a sollar.
Solute (a.) Loose; free; liberal; as, a solute interpretation.
Solute (a.) Relaxed; hence; merry; cheerful.
Solute (a.) Soluble; as, a solute salt.
Solute (a.) Not adhering; loose; -- opposed to adnate; as, a solute stipule.
Solute (v. t.) To dissolve; to resolve.
Solute (v. t.) To absolve; as, to solute sin.
Solved (imp. & p. p.) of Solve
Solver (n.) One who, or that which, solves.
Somali (n.) Alt. of Somal
Somber (a.) Alt. of Sombre
Sombre (a.) Dull; dusky; somewhat dark; gloomy; as, a somber forest; a somber house.
Sombre (a.) Melancholy; sad; grave; depressing; as, a somber person; somber reflections.
Somber (v. t.) Alt. of Sombre
Sombre (v. t.) To make somber, or dark; to make shady.
Somber (n.) Alt. of Sombre
Sombre (n.) Gloom; obscurity; duskiness; somberness.
Somite (n.) One of the actual or ideal serial segments of which an animal, esp. an articulate or vertebrate, is is composed; somatome; metamere.
Somner (n.) A summoner; esp., one who summons to an ecclesiastical court.
Sompne (v. t.) To summon; to cite.
Sonant (a.) Of or pertaining to sound; sounding.
Sonant (a.) Uttered, as an element of speech, with tone or proper vocal sound, as distinguished from mere breath sound; intonated; voiced; tonic; the opposite of nonvocal, or surd; -- sid of the vowels, semivowels, liquids, and nasals, and particularly of the consonants b, d, g hard, v, etc., as compared with their cognates p, t, k, f, etc., which are called nonvocal, surd, or aspirate.
Sonant (n.) A sonant letter.
Sonata (n.) An extended composition for one or two instruments, consisting usually of three or four movements; as, Beethoven's sonatas for the piano, for the violin and piano, etc.
Sonnet (n.) A short poem, -- usually amatory.
Sonnet (n.) A poem of fourteen
Sonnet (v. i.) To compose sonnets.
Sontag (n.) A knitted worsted jacket, worn over the waist of a woman's dress.
Soodra () Same as Sudra.
Soofee () Alt. of Soofeeism
Soojee (n.) Same as Suji.
Soonee (n.) See Sunnite.
Soonly (adv.) Soon.
Soorma (n.) A preparation of antimony with which Mohammedan men anoint their eyelids.
Soosoo (n.) A kind of dolphin (Platanista Gangeticus) native of the river Ganges; the Gangetic dolphin. It has a long, slender, somewhat spatulate beak.
Sooted (imp. & p. p.) of Soot
Soothe (a.) To assent to as true.
Soothe (a.) To assent to; to comply with; to gratify; to humor by compliance; to please with blandishments or soft words; to flatter.
Soothe (a.) To assuage; to mollify; to calm; to comfort; as, to soothe a crying child; to soothe one's sorrows.
Sopped (imp. & p. p.) of Sop
Sophis (pl. ) of Sophi
Sophic (a.) Alt. of Sophical
Sophta (n.) See Softa.
Sopite (v. t.) To lay asleep; to put to sleep; to quiet.
Sopper (n.) One who sops.
Sorbet (n.) A kind of beverage; sherbet.
Sorbic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, the rowan tree, or sorb; specifically, designating an acid, C/H/CO/H, of the acetylene series, found in the unripe berries of this tree, and extracted as a white crystal
Sorbin (n.) An unfermentable sugar, isomeric with glucose, found in the ripe berries of the rowan tree, or sorb, and extracted as a sweet white crystal
Sordes (n.) Foul matter; excretion; dregs; filthy, useless, or rejected matter of any kind; specifically (Med.), the foul matter that collects on the teeth and tongue in low fevers and other conditions attended with great vital depression.
Sordet (n.) A sordine.
Sordid (a.) Filthy; foul; dirty.
Sordid (a.) Vile; base; gross; mean; as, vulgar, sordid mortals.
Sordid (a.) Meanly avaricious; covetous; niggardly.
Sorely (adv.) In a sore manner; grievously; painfully; as, to be sorely afflicted.
Sorema (n.) A heap of carpels belonging to one flower.
Sorgne (n.) The three-beared rocking, or whistlefish.
Sorner (n.) One who obtrudes himself on another for bed and board.
Sorrel (a.) Of a yellowish or redish brown color; as, a sorrel horse.
Sorrel (n.) A yellowish or redish brown color.
Sorrel (n.) One of various plants having a sour juice; especially, a plant of the genus Rumex, as Rumex Acetosa, Rumex Acetosella, etc.
Sorrow (n.) The uneasiness or pain of mind which is produced by the loss of any good, real or supposed, or by diseappointment in the expectation of good; grief at having suffered or occasioned evil; regret; unhappiness; sadness.
Sorrow (n.) To feel pain of mind in consequence of evil experienced, feared, or done; to grieve; to be sad; to be sorry.
Sortes (pl. ) of Sors
Sorted (imp. & p. p.) of Sort
Sortal (a.) Pertaining to a sort.
Sorter (n.) One who, or that which, sorts.
Sortes (n.) pl. of Sors.
Sortie (n.) The sudden issuing of a body of troops, usually small, from a besieged place to attack or harass the besiegers; a sally.
Sothic (a.) Of or pertaining to Sothis, the Egyptian name for the Dog Star; taking its name from the Dog Star; canicular.
Sotted () a. & p. p. of Sot. Befooled; deluded; besotted.
Soubah (n.) See Subah.
Soudan (n.) A sultan.
Souded (a.) Alt. of Soudet
Soudet (a.) United; consolidated; made firm; strengthened.
Sought () imp. & p. p. of Seek.
Souled (a.) Furnished with a soul; possessing soul and feeling; -- used chiefly in composition; as, great-souled Hector.
Sounst (a.) Soused. See Souse.
Souple (n.) That part of a flail which strikes the grain.
Soured (imp. & p. p.) of Sour
Source (n.) The act of rising; a rise; an ascent.
Source (n.) The rising from the ground, or beginning, of a stream of water or the like; a spring; a fountain.
Source (n.) That from which anything comes forth, regarded as its cause or origin; the person from whom anything originates; first cause.
Sourde (v. i.) To have origin or source; to rise; to spring.
Sourly (adv.) In a sour manner; with sourness.
Soused (imp. & p. p.) of Souse
Souter (n.) A shoemaker; a cobbler.
Sovran (a.) A variant of Sovereign.
Sowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sow
Sowans (n. pl.) See Sowens.
Sowdan (n.) Sultan.
Sowens (n. pl.) A nutritious article of food, much used in Scotland, made from the husk of the oat by a process not unlike that by which common starch is made; -- called flummery in England.
Sowins (n. pl.) See Sowens.
Sowter (n.) See Souter.
Soyned (a.) Filled with care; anxious.
Sozzle (v. t.) To splash or wet carelessly; as, to sozzle the feet in water.
Sozzle (v. t.) To heap up in confusion.
Sozzle (n.) One who spills water or other liquids carelessly; specifically, a sluttish woman.
Sozzle (n.) A mass, or heap, confusedly mingled.
Tobine (n.) A stout twilled silk used for dresses.
Tocher (n.) Dowry brought by a bride to her husband.
Tockay (n.) A spotted lizard native of India.
Tocsin (n.) An alarm bell, or the ringing of a bell for the purpose of alarm.
To-day (prep.) On this day; on the present day.
To-day (n.) The present day.
Toddle (v. i.) To walk with short, tottering steps, as a child.
Toddle (n.) A toddling walk.
Toeing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Toe
Toffee (n.) Alt. of Toffy
Tofore (prep.) Alt. of Toforn
Toforn (prep.) Before.
Toggle (n.) A wooden pin tapering toward both ends with a groove around its middle, fixed transversely in the eye of a rope to be secured to any other loop or bight or ring; a kind of button or frog capable of being readily engaged and disengaged for temporary purposes.
Toggle (n.) Two rods or plates connected by a toggle joint.
Toiled (imp. & p. p.) of Toil
Toiler (n.) One who toils, or labors painfully.
Toilet (n.) A covering of
Toilet (n.) A dressing table.
Toilet (n.) Act or mode of dressing, or that which is arranged in dressing; attire; dress; as, her toilet is perfect.
Tolane (n.) A hydrocarbon, C14H10, related both to the acetylene and the aromatic series, and produced artificially as a white crystal
Toling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tole
Toledo (n.) A sword or sword blade made at Toledo in Spain, which city was famous in the 16th and 17th centuries for the excellence of its weapons.
Tolled (imp. & p. p.) of Toll
Toller (n.) A toll gatherer.
Toller (n.) One who tolls a bell.
Tolmen (n.) See Dolmen.
Tolsey (n.) A tollbooth; also, a merchants' meeting place, or exchange.
Toltec (n.) One of a race which formerly occupied Mexico.
Toluic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, one of three metameric acids, CH3.C6H4.CO2H, which are related to toluene and analogous to benzoic acids. They are white crystal
Toluid (n.) A complex double tolyl and toluidine derivative of glycocoll, obtained as a white crystal
Toluol (n.) Alt. of Toluole
Toluyl (n.) Any one of the three hypothetical radicals corresponding to the three toluic acids.
Tomato (n.) The fruit of a plant of the Nightshade family (Lycopersicum esculentun); also, the plant itself. The fruit, which is called also love apple, is usually of a rounded, flattened form, but often irregular in shape. It is of a bright red or yellow color, and is eaten either cooked or uncooked.
Tombed (imp. & p. p.) of Tomb
Tombac (n.) An alloy of copper and zinc, resembling brass, and containing about 84 per cent of copper; -- called also German, / Dutch, brass. It is very malleable and ductile, and when beaten into thin leaves is sometimes called Dutch metal. The addition of arsenic makes white tombac.
Tomboy (n.) A romping girl; a hoiden.
Tomcat (n.) A male cat, especially when full grown or of large size.
Tomcod (n.) A small edible American fish (Microgadus tomcod) of the Codfish family, very abundant in autumn on the Atlantic coast of the Northen United States; -- called also frostfish. See Illust. under Frostfish.
Tomcod (n.) The kingfish. See Kingfish (a).
Tomcod (n.) The jack. See 2d Jack, 8. (c).
Tomium (n.) The cutting edge of the bill of a bird.
Tomorn (adv.) To-morrow.
Tompon (n.) An inking pad used in lithographic printing.
Tomrig (n.) A rude, wild, wanton girl; a hoiden; a tomboy.
Tomtit (n.) A titmouse, esp. the blue titmouse.
Tomtit (n.) The wren.
Toning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tone
Tongue (n.) an organ situated in the floor of the mouth of most vertebrates and connected with the hyoid arch.
Tongue (n.) The power of articulate utterance; speech.
Tongue (n.) Discourse; fluency of speech or expression.
Tongue (n.) Honorable discourse; eulogy.
Tongue (n.) A language; the whole sum of words used by a particular nation; as, the English tongue.
Tongue (n.) Speech; words or declarations only; -- opposed to thoughts or actions.
Tongue (n.) A people having a distinct language.
Tongue (n.) The lingual ribbon, or odontophore, of a mollusk.
Tongue (n.) The proboscis of a moth or a butterfly.
Tongue (n.) The lingua of an insect.
Tongue (n.) Any small sole.
Tongue (n.) That which is considered as resembing an animal's tongue, in position or form.
Tongue (n.) A projection, or slender appendage or fixture; as, the tongue of a buckle, or of a balance.
Tongue (n.) A projection on the side, as of a board, which fits into a groove.
Tongue (n.) A point, or long, narrow strip of land, projecting from the mainland into a sea or a lake.
Tongue (n.) The pole of a vehicle; especially, the pole of an ox cart, to the end of which the oxen are yoked.
Tongue (n.) The clapper of a bell.
Tongue (n.) A short piece of rope spliced into the upper part of standing backstays, etc.; also. the upper main piece of a mast composed of several pieces.
Tongue (n.) Same as Reed, n., 5.
Tongue (v. t.) To speak; to utter.
Tongue (v. t.) To chide; to scold.
Tongue (v. t.) To modulate or modify with the tongue, as notes, in playing the flute and some other wind instruments.
Tongue (v. t.) To join means of a tongue and grove; as, to tongue boards together.
Tongue (v. i.) To talk; to prate.
Tongue (v. i.) To use the tongue in forming the notes, as in playing the flute and some other wind instruments.
Tonguy (a.) Ready or voluble in speaking; as, a tonguy speaker.
Tonite (n.) An explosive compound; a preparation of gun cotton.
Tonous (a.) Abounding in tone or sound.
Tonsil (n.) One of the two glandular organs situated in the throat at the sides of the fauces. The tonsils are sometimes called the almonds, from their shape.
Tonsor (n.) A barber.
Tonies (pl. ) of Tony
tooled (imp. & p. p.) of Tool
Tooted (imp. & p. p.) of Toot
Tooter (n.) One who toots; one who plays upon a pipe or horn.
Toothy (a.) Toothed; with teeth.
Toozoo (n.) The ringdove.
Topped (imp. & p. p.) of Top
Toping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tope
Topful (a.) Full to the top, ore brim; brimfull.
Tophet (n.) A place lying east or southeast of Jerusalem, in the valley of Hinnom.
Tophin (n.) Same as Toph.
Tophus (n.) One of the mineral concretions about the joints, and in other situations, occurring chiefly in gouty persons. They consist usually of urate of sodium; when occurring in the internal organs they are also composed of phosphate of calcium.
Tophus (n.) Calcareous tufa.
Topmem (pl. ) of Topman
Topman (n.) See Topsman, 2.
Topman (n.) A man stationed in the top.
Topple (v. i.) To fall forward; to pitch or tumble down.
Topple (v. t.) To throw down; to overturn.
Toquet (n.) See Toque, 1.
Torace (v. t.) Alt. of Torase
Torase (v. t.) To scratch to pieces.
Torose (a.) Cylindrical with alternate swellings and contractions; having the surface covered with rounded prominences.
Torous (a.) Torose.
Torpid (a.) Having lost motion, or the power of exertion and feeling; numb; benumbed; as, a torpid limb.
Torpid (a.) Dull; stupid; sluggish; inactive.
Torpor (n.) Loss of motion, or of the motion; a state of inactivity with partial or total insensibility; numbness.
Torpor (n.) Dullness; sluggishness; inactivity; as, a torpor of the mental faculties.
Torque (n.) A collar or neck chain, usually twisted, especially as worn by ancient barbaric nations, as the Gauls, Germans, and Britons.
Torque (n.) That which tends to produce torsion; a couple of forces.
Torque (n.) A turning or twisting; tendency to turn, or cause to turn, about an axis.
Torrid (a.) Parched; dried with heat; as, a torrid plain or desert.
Torrid (a.) Violenty hot; drying or scorching with heat; burning; parching.
Torril (n.) A worthless woman; also, a worthless horse.
Torsal (n.) A torsel.
Torsel (n.) A plate of timber for the end of a beam or joist to rest on.
Torsos (pl. ) of Torso
Torula (n.) A chain of special bacteria. (b) A genus of budding fungi. Same as Saccharomyces. Also used adjectively.
Torved (a.) Stern; grim. See Torvous.
Tories (pl. ) of Tory
Tossed (imp. & p. p.) of Toss
Tossel (n.) See Tassel.
Tosser (n.) Ohe who tosser.
Toting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tote
Totear (v. t.) To tear or rend in pieces.
Totter (v. i.) To shake so as to threaten a fall; to vacillate; to be unsteady; to stagger; as,an old man totters with age.
Totter (v. i.) To shake; to reel; to lean; to waver.
Toucan (n.) Any one of numerous species of fruit-eating birds of tropical America belonging to Ramphastos, Pteroglossus, and allied genera of the family Ramphastidae. They have a very large, but light and thin, beak, often nearly as long as the body itself. Most of the species are brilliantly colored with red, yellow, white, and black in striking contrast.
Toucan (n.) A modern constellation of the southern hemisphere.
Touchy (a.) Peevish; irritable; irascible; techy; apt to take fire.
Touite (n.) The wood warbler.
Toupee (n.) Alt. of Toupet
Toupet (n.) A little tuft; a curl or artificial lock of hair.
Toupet (n.) A small wig, or a toppiece of a wig.
Toured (imp. & p. p.) of Tour
Toused (imp. & p. p.) of Touze
Tousel (v. t.) Same as Tousle.
Touser (n.) One who touses.
Tousle (v. t.) To put into disorder; to tumble; to touse.
Touter (n.) One who seeks customers, as for an inn, a public conveyance, shops, and the like: hence, an obtrusive candidate for office.
Towing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tow
Towage (v.) The act of towing.
Towage (v.) The price paid for towing.
Towall (n.) A towel.
Toward (prep.) Alt. of Towards
Toward (adv.) Alt. of Towards
Toward (prep.) Approaching; coming near.
Toward (prep.) Readly to do or learn; compliant with duty; not froward; apt; docile; tractable; as, a toward youth.
Toward (prep.) Ready to act; forward; bold; valiant.
Towery (a.) Having towers; adorned or defended by towers.
Towhee (n.) The chewink.
Towned (a.) Having towns; containing many towns.
Towser (n.) A familiar name for a dog.
Toxine (n.) A poisonous product formed by pathogenic bacteria, as a toxic proteid or poisonous ptomaine.
toying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Toy
Toyear (adv.) This year.
Toyful (a.) Full of trifling play.
Toyish (a.) Sportive; trifling; wanton.
Toyish (a.) Resembling a toy.
Toyman (n.) One who deals in toys.
Vocule (n.) A short or weak utterance; a faint or feeble sound, as that heard on separating the lips in pronouncing p or b.
Voiced (imp. & p. p.) of Voice
Voiced (a.) Furnished with a voice; expressed by the voice.
Voiced (a.) Uttered with voice; pronounced with vibrations of the vocal cords; sonant; -- said of a sound uttered with the glottis narrowed.
Voided (imp. & p. p.) of Void
Voided (a.) Emptied; evacuated.
Voided (a.) Annulled; invalidated.
Voided (a.) Having the inner part cut away, or left vacant, a narrow border being left at the sides, the tincture of the field being seen in the vacant space; -- said of a charge.
Voider (n.) A tray, or basket, formerly used to receive or convey that which is voided or cleared away from a given place; especially, one for carrying off the remains of a meal, as fragments of food; sometimes, a basket for containing household articles, as clothes, etc.
Voider (n.) A servant whose business is to void, or clear away, a table after a meal.
Voider (n.) One of the ordinaries, much like the flanch, but less rounded and therefore smaller.
Volage (a.) Light; giddy.
Volant (a.) Passing through the air upon wings, or as if upon wings; flying; hence, passing from place to place; current.
Volant (a.) Nimble; light and quick; active; rapid.
Volant (a.) Represented as flying, or having the wings spread; as, an eagle volant.
Volary (n.) See Volery.
Volery (n.) A flight of birds.
Volery (n.) A large bird cage; an aviary.
Volley (n.) A flight of missiles, as arrows, bullets, or the like; the simultaneous discharge of a number of small arms.
Volley (n.) A burst or emission of many things at once; as, a volley of words.
Volley (n.) A return of the ball before it touches the ground.
Volley (n.) A sending of the ball full to the top of the wicket.
Volley (v. t.) To discharge with, or as with, a volley.
Volley (v. i.) To be thrown out, or discharged, at once; to be discharged in a volley, or as if in a volley; to make a volley or volleys.
Volley (v. i.) To return the ball before it touches the ground.
Volley (v. i.) To send the ball full to the top of the wicket.
Volume (n.) A roll; a scroll; a written document rolled up for keeping or for use, after the manner of the ancients.
Volume (n.) Hence, a collection of printed sheets bound together, whether containing a single work, or a part of a work, or more than one work; a book; a tome; especially, that part of an extended work which is bound up together in one cover; as, a work in four volumes.
Volume (n.) Anything of a rounded or swelling form resembling a roll; a turn; a convolution; a coil.
Volume (n.) Dimensions; compass; space occupied, as measured by cubic units, that is, cubic inches, feet, yards, etc.; mass; bulk; as, the volume of an elephant's body; a volume of gas.
Volume (n.) Amount, fullness, quantity, or caliber of voice or tone.
Voluta (n.) Any one of numerous species of large, handsome marine gastropods belonging to Voluta and allied genera.
Volute (n.) A spiral scroll which forms the chief feature of the Ionic capital, and which, on a much smaller scale, is a feature in the Corinthian and Composite capitals. See Illust. of Capital, also Helix, and Stale.
Volute (n.) A spiral turn, as in certain shells.
Volute (n.) Any voluta.
Volvox (n.) A genus of minute, pale-green, globular, organisms, about one fiftieth of an inch in diameter, found rolling through water, the motion being produced by minute colorless cilia. It has been considered as belonging to the flagellate Infusoria, but is now referred to the vegetable kingdom, and each globule is considered a colony of many individuals. The commonest species is Volvox globator, often called globe animalcule.
Volyer (n.) A lurcher.
Vomica (n.) An abscess cavity in the lungs.
Vomica (n.) An abscess in any other parenchymatous organ.
Vomito (n.) The yellow fever in its worst form, when it is usually attended with black vomit. See Black vomit.
Voodoo (n.) See Voodooism.
Voodoo (n.) One who practices voodooism; a negro sorcerer.
Voodoo (a.) Of or pertaining to voodooism, or a voodoo; as, voodoo incantations.
Vortex (n.) A mass of fluid, especially of a liquid, having a whirling or circular motion tending to form a cavity or vacuum in the center of the circle, and to draw in towards the center bodies subject to its action; the form assumed by a fluid in such motion; a whirlpool; an eddy.
Vortex (n.) A supposed collection of particles of very subtile matter, endowed with a rapid rotary motion around an axis which was also the axis of a sun or a planet. Descartes attempted to account for the formation of the universe, and the movements of the bodies composing it, by a theory of vortices.
Vortex (n.) Any one of numerous species of small Turbellaria belonging to Vortex and allied genera. See Illustration in Appendix.
Votary (a.) Consecrated by a vow or promise; consequent on a vow; devoted; promised.
Votary (n.) One devoted, consecrated, or engaged by a vow or promise; hence, especially, one devoted, given, or addicted, to some particular service, worship, study, or state of life.
Voting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vote
Voting () a. & n. from Vote, v.
Votist (n.) One who makes a vow.
Votive (a.) Given by vow, or in fulfillment of a vow; consecrated by a vow; devoted; as, votive offerings; a votive tablet.
Vowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vow
Voyage (n.) Formerly, a passage either by sea or land; a journey, in general; but not chiefly limited to a passing by sea or water from one place, port, or country, to another; especially, a passing or journey by water to a distant place or country.
Voyage (n.) The act or practice of traveling.
Voyage (n.) Course; way.
Voyage (v. i.) To take a voyage; especially, to sail or pass by water.
Voyage (v. t.) To travel; to pass over; to traverse.
Woaded (a.) Colored or stained with woad.
Wobble (v. i.) See Wabble.
Woeful (a.) Alt. of Woful
Wolves (pl. ) of Wolf
Wolves (n.) pl. of Wolf.
Wombat (n.) Any one of three species of Australian burrowing marsupials of the genus Phascolomys, especially the common species (P. ursinus). They are nocturnal in their habits, and feed mostly on roots.
Wonder (n.) That emotion which is excited by novelty, or the presentation to the sight or mind of something new, unusual, strange, great, extraordinary, or not well understood; surprise; astonishment; admiration; amazement.
Wonder (n.) A cause of wonder; that which excites surprise; a strange thing; a prodigy; a miracle.
Wonder (v. i.) To be affected with surprise or admiration; to be struck with astonishment; to be amazed; to marvel.
Wonder (v. i.) To feel doubt and curiosity; to wait with uncertain expectation; to query in the mind; as, he wondered why they came.
Wonder (a.) Wonderful.
Wonder (adv.) Wonderfully.
Wonger (n.) See Wanger.
Woning (n.) Dwelling.
Wonted () of Wont
Wonted (a.) Accustomed; customary; usual.
Wooing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Woo
Wooded (imp. & p. p.) of Wood
Wooded (a.) Supplied or covered with wood, or trees; as, land wooded and watered.
Wooden (a.) Made or consisting of wood; pertaining to, or resembling, wood; as, a wooden box; a wooden leg; a wooden wedding.
Wooden (a.) Clumsy; awkward; ungainly; stiff; spiritless.
Woodly (adv.) In a wood, mad, or raving manner; madly; furiously.
Woodsy (a.) Of or pertaining to the woods or forest.
Woohoo (n.) The sailfish.
Wooled (a.) Having (such) wool; as, a fine-wooled sheep.
Woolen (a.) Made of wool; consisting of wool; as, woolen goods.
Woolen (a.) Of or pertaining to wool or woolen cloths; as, woolen manufactures; a woolen mill; a woolen draper.
Woolen (n.) Cloth made of wool; woollen goods.
Woolly (a.) Consisting of wool; as, a woolly covering; a woolly fleece.
Woolly (a.) Resembling wool; of the nature of wool.
Woolly (a.) Clothed with wool.
Woolly (a.) Clothed with a fine, curly pubescence resembling wool.
Wooyen (n.) See Yuen.
Worble (n.) See Wormil.
Worded (imp. & p. p.) of Word
Worder (n.) A speaker.
Wordle (n.) One of several pivoted pieces forming the throat of an adjustable die used in drawing wire, lead pipe, etc.
Worked (imp. & p. p.) of Work
Worker (n.) One who, or that which, works; a laborer; a performer; as, a worker in brass.
Worker (n.) One of the neuter, or sterile, individuals of the social ants, bees, and white ants. The workers are generally females having the sexual organs imperfectly developed. See Ant, and White ant, under White.
Wormed (imp. & p. p.) of Worm
Wormal (n.) See Wormil.
Wormed (a.) Penetrated by worms; injured by worms; worm-eaten; as, wormed timber.
Wormil (n.) Any botfly larva which burrows in or beneath the skin of domestic and wild animals, thus producing sores. They belong to various species of Hypoderma and allied genera. Domestic cattle are often infested by a large species. See Gadfly. Called also warble, and worble.
Wormil (n.) See 1st Warble, 1 (b).
Wormul (n.) See Wornil.
Wornil (n.) See Wormil.
Worral (n.) Alt. of Worrel
Worrel (n.) An Egyptian fork-tongued lizard, about four feet long when full grown.
Worrit (v. t.) To worry; to annoy.
Worrit (n.) Worry; anxiety.
Worsen (v. t.) To make worse; to deteriorate; to impair.
Worsen (v. t.) To get the better of; to worst.
Worsen (v. i.) To grow or become worse.
Worser (a.) Worse.
Worthy (n.) Having worth or excellence; possessing merit; valuable; deserving; estimable; excellent; virtuous.
Worthy (n.) Having suitable, adapted, or equivalent qualities or value; -- usually with of before the thing compared or the object; more rarely, with a following infinitive instead of of, or with that; as, worthy of, equal in excellence, value, or dignity to; entitled to; meriting; -- usually in a good sense, but sometimes in a bad one.
Worthy (n.) Of high station; of high social position.
Worthy (n.) A man of eminent worth or value; one distinguished for useful and estimable qualities; a person of conspicuous desert; -- much used in the plural; as, the worthies of the church; political worthies; military worthies.
Worthy (v. t.) To render worthy; to exalt into a hero.
Wotest () Alt. of Wottest
Woteth () Alt. of Wotteth
Woundy (a.) Excessive.
Woundy (adv.) Excessively; extremely.
Yockel (n.) The yaffle.
Yodled () of Yodle
Yodler (n.) One who yodels.
Yoicks (interj.) A cry of encouragement to foxhounds.
Yoking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Yoke
Yolden (p. p.) Yielded.
Yonder (adv.) At a distance, but within view.
Yonder (a.) Being at a distance within view, or conceived of as within view; that or those there; yon.
Yonker (n.) A young fellow; a younker.
Yorker (n.) A tice.
Youpon (n.) Same as Yaupon.
Youths (pl. ) of Youth
Youthy (a.) Young.
Yowley (n.) The European yellow-hammer.
Zodiac (n.) An imaginary belt in the heavens, 16! or 18! broad, in the middle of which is the ecliptic, or sun's path. It comprises the twelve constellations, which one constituted, and from which were named, the twelve signs of the zodiac.
Zodiac (n.) A figure representing the signs, symbols, and constellations of the zodiac.
Zodiac (n.) A girdle; a belt.
Zonate (a.) Divided by parallel planes; as, zonate tetraspores, found in certain red algae.
Zonnar (n.) See Zonar.
Zonule (n.) A little zone, or girdle.
Zonure (n.) Any one of several of South African lizards of the genus Zonura, common in rocky situations.
Zoonic (a.) Of or pertaining to animals; obtained from animal substances.
Zootic (a.) Containing the remains of organized bodies; -- said of rock or soil.
Zoozoo (n.) The wood pigeon.
Zoster (n.) Shingles.
Zouave (n.) One of an active and hardy body of soldiers in the French service, originally Arabs, but now composed of Frenchmen who wear the Arab dress.
Zouave (n.) Hence, one of a body of soldiers who adopt the dress and drill of the Zouaves, as was done by a number of volunteer regiments in the army of the United States in the Civil War, 1861-65.
Zounds (interj.) An exclamation formerly used as an oath, and an expression of anger or wonder.
Zoutch (v. t.) To stew, as flounders, eels, etc., with just enough or liquid to cover them.
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