6 letter words whose second letter is U
Aubade (n.) An open air concert in the morning, as distinguished from an evening serenade; also, a pianoforte composition suggestive of morning.
Auburn (a.) Flaxen-colored.
Auburn (a.) Reddish brown.
Augean (a.) Of or pertaining to Augeus, king of Elis, whose stable contained 3000 oxen, and had not been cleaned for 30 years. Hercules cleansed it in a single day.
Augean (a.) Hence: Exceedingly filthy or corrupt.
Augite (n.) A variety of pyroxene, usually of a black or dark green color, occurring in igneous rocks, such as basalt; -- also used instead of the general term pyroxene.
Augrim (n.) See Algorism.
Augury (n.) The art or practice of foretelling events by observing the actions of birds, etc.; divination.
Augury (n.) An omen; prediction; prognostication; indication of the future; presage.
Augury (n.) A rite, ceremony, or observation of an augur.
August (a.) Of a quality inspiring mingled admiration and reverence; having an aspect of solemn dignity or grandeur; sublime; majestic; having exalted birth, character, state, or authority.
August (a.) The eighth month of the year, containing thirty-one days.
Aumail (v. t.) To figure or variegate.
Aumbry (n.) Same as Ambry.
Aumery (n.) A form of Ambry, a closet; but confused with Almonry, as if a place for alms.
Auncel (n.) A rude balance for weighing, and a kind of weight, formerly used in England.
Aunter (v. t.) Alt. of Auntre
Auntre (v. t.) To venture; to dare.
Auntie (n.) Alt. of Aunty
Aurate (n.) A combination of auric acid with a base; as, aurate or potassium.
Auriga (n.) The Charioteer, or Wagoner, a constellation in the northern hemisphere, situated between Perseus and Gemini. It contains the bright star Capella.
Aurist (n.) One skilled in treating and curing disorders of the ear.
Aurora (n.) The rising light of the morning; the dawn of day; the redness of the sky just before the sun rises.
Aurora (n.) The rise, dawn, or beginning.
Aurora (n.) The Roman personification of the dawn of day; the goddess of the morning. The poets represented her a rising out of the ocean, in a chariot, with rosy fingers dropping gentle dew.
Aurora (n.) A species of crowfoot.
Aurora (n.) The aurora borealis or aurora australis (northern or southern lights).
Aurous (a.) Containing gold.
Aurous (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, gold; -- said of those compounds of gold in which this element has its lower valence; as, aurous oxide.
Auster (n.) The south wind.
Austin (a.) Augustinian; as, Austin friars.
Author (n.) The beginner, former, or first mover of anything; hence, the efficient cause of a thing; a creator; an originator.
Author (n.) One who composes or writes a book; a composer, as distinguished from an editor, translator, or compiler.
Author (n.) The editor of a periodical.
Author (n.) An informant.
Author (v. t.) To occasion; to originate.
Author (v. t.) To tell; to say; to declare.
Autumn (n.) The third season of the year, or the season between summer and winter, often called "the fall." Astronomically, it begins in the northern temperate zone at the autumnal equinox, about September 23, and ends at the winter solstice, about December 23; but in popular language, autumn, in America, comprises September, October, and November.
Autumn (n.) The harvest or fruits of autumn.
Autumn (n.) The time of maturity or dec
Bubale (n.) A large antelope (Alcelaphus bubalis) of Egypt and the Desert of Sahara, supposed by some to be the fallow deer of the Bible.
Bubble (n.) A thin film of liquid inflated with air or gas; as, a soap bubble; bubbles on the surface of a river.
Bubble (n.) A small quantity of air or gas within a liquid body; as, bubbles rising in champagne or aerated waters.
Bubble (n.) A globule of air, or globular vacuum, in a transparent solid; as, bubbles in window glass, or in a lens.
Bubble (n.) A small, hollow, floating bead or globe, formerly used for testing the strength of spirits.
Bubble (n.) The globule of air in the spirit tube of a level.
Bubble (n.) Anything that wants firmness or solidity; that which is more specious than real; a false show; a cheat or fraud; a delusive scheme; an empty project; a dishonest speculation; as, the South Sea bubble.
Bubble (n.) A person deceived by an empty project; a gull.
Bubble (n.) To rise in bubbles, as liquids when boiling or agitated; to contain bubbles.
Bubble (n.) To run with a gurgling noise, as if forming bubbles; as, a bubbling stream.
Bubble (n.) To sing with a gurgling or warbling sound.
Bubbly (a.) Abounding in bubbles; bubbling.
Buboes (pl. ) of Bubo
Buccal (a.) Of or pertaining to the mouth or cheeks.
Bucked (imp. & p. p.) of Buck
Bucker (n.) One who bucks ore.
Bucker (n.) A broad-headed hammer used in bucking ore.
Bucker (n.) A horse or mule that bucks.
Bucket (n.) A vessel for drawing up water from a well, or for catching, holding, or carrying water, sap, or other liquids.
Bucket (n.) A vessel (as a tub or scoop) for hoisting and conveying coal, ore, grain, etc.
Bucket (n.) One of the receptacles on the rim of a water wheel into which the water rushes, causing the wheel to revolve; also, a float of a paddle wheel.
Bucket (n.) The valved piston of a lifting pump.
Buckie (n.) A large spiral marine shell, esp. the common whelk. See Buccinum.
Buckle (n.) A device, usually of metal, consisting of a frame with one more movable tongues or catches, used for fastening things together, as parts of dress or harness, by means of a strap passing through the frame and pierced by the tongue.
Buckle (n.) A distortion bulge, bend, or kink, as in a saw blade or a plate of sheet metal.
Buckle (n.) A curl of hair, esp. a kind of crisp curl formerly worn; also, the state of being curled.
Buckle (n.) A contorted expression, as of the face.
Buckle (n.) To fasten or confine with a buckle or buckles; as, to buckle a harness.
Buckle (n.) To bend; to cause to kink, or to become distorted.
Buckle (n.) To prepare for action; to apply with vigor and earnestness; -- generally used reflexively.
Buckle (n.) To join in marriage.
Buckle (v. i.) To bend permanently; to become distorted; to bow; to curl; to kink.
Buckle (v. i.) To bend out of a true vertical plane, as a wall.
Buckle (v. i.) To yield; to give way; to cease opposing.
Buckle (v. i.) To enter upon some labor or contest; to join in close fight; to struggle; to contend.
Buckra (n.) A white man; -- a term used by negroes of the African coast, West Indies, etc.
Buckra (a.) White; white man's; strong; good; as, buckra yam, a white yam.
Budded (imp. & p. p.) of Bud
Buddha (n.) The title of an incarnation of self-abnegation, virtue, and wisdom, or a deified religious teacher of the Buddhists, esp. Gautama Siddartha or Sakya Sinha (or Muni), the founder of Buddhism.
Buddle (n.) An apparatus, especially an inc
Buddle (v. i.) To wash ore in a buddle.
Budged (imp. & p. p.) of Budge
Budger (n.) One who budges.
Budget (n.) A bag or sack with its contents; hence, a stock or store; an accumulation; as, a budget of inventions.
Budget (n.) The annual financial statement which the British chancellor of the exchequer makes in the House of Commons. It comprehends a general view of the finances of the country, with the proposed plan of taxation for the ensuing year. The term is sometimes applied to a similar statement in other countries.
Budlet (n.) A little bud springing from a parent bud.
Buffer (n.) An elastic apparatus or fender, for deadening the jar caused by the collision of bodies; as, a buffer at the end of a railroad car.
Buffer (n.) A pad or cushion forming the end of a fender, which receives the blow; -- sometimes called buffing apparatus.
Buffer (n.) One who polishes with a buff.
Buffer (n.) A wheel for buffing; a buff.
Buffer (n.) A good-humored, slow-witted fellow; -- usually said of an elderly man.
Buffet (n.) A cupboard or set of shelves, either movable or fixed at one side of a room, for the display of plate, china, etc., a sideboard.
Buffet (n.) A counter for refreshments; a restaurant at a railroad station, or place of public gathering.
Buffet (v. i.) A blow with the hand; a slap on the face; a cuff.
Buffet (v. i.) A blow from any source, or that which affects like a blow, as the violence of winds or waves; a stroke; an adverse action; an affliction; a trial; adversity.
Buffet (v. i.) A small stool; a stool for a buffet or counter.
Buffet (v. t.) To strike with the hand or fist; to box; to beat; to cuff; to slap.
Buffet (v. t.) To affect as with blows; to strike repeatedly; to strive with or contend against; as, to buffet the billows.
Buffet (v. t.) To deaden the sound of (bells) by muffling the clapper.
Buffet (v. i.) To exercise or play at boxing; to strike; to smite; to strive; to contend.
Buffet (v. i.) To make one's way by blows or struggling.
Buffin (n.) A sort of coarse stuff; as, buffin gowns.
Buffle (n.) The buffalo.
Buffle (v. i.) To puzzle; to be at a loss.
Bugger (n.) One guilty of buggery or unnatural vice; a sodomite.
Bugger (n.) A wretch; -- sometimes used humorously or in playful disparagement.
Bugled (a.) Ornamented with bugles.
Bugler (n.) One who plays on a bugle.
Bulbar (a.) Of or pertaining to bulb; especially, in medicine, pertaining to the bulb of the spinal cord, or medulla oblongata; as, bulbar paralysis.
Bulbed (a.) Having a bulb; round-headed.
Bulbel (n.) A separable bulb formed on some flowering plants.
Bulbul (n.) The Persian nightingale (Pycnonotus jocosus). The name is also applied to several other Asiatic singing birds, of the family Timaliidae. The green bulbuls belong to the Chloropsis and allied genera.
Bulged (imp. & p. p.) of Bulge
Bulimy (n.) A disease in which there is a perpetual and insatiable appetite for food; a diseased and voracious appetite.
Bulked (imp. & p. p.) of Bulk
Bulker (n.) A person employed to ascertain the bulk or size of goods, in order to fix the amount of freight or dues payable on them.
Bullae (pl. ) of Bulla
Bulled (a.) Swollen.
Bullet (n.) A small ball.
Bullet (n.) A missile, usually of lead, and round or elongated in form, to be discharged from a rifle, musket, pistol, or other small firearm.
Bullet (n.) A cannon ball.
Bullet (n.) The fetlock of a horse.
Bullon (n.) A West Indian fish (Scarus Croicensis).
Bultel (n.) A bolter or bolting cloth; also, bran.
Bultow (n.) A trawl; a boulter; the mode of fishing with a boulter or spiller.
Bummed (imp. & p. p.) of Bum
Bumble (n.) The bittern.
Bumble (v. i.) To make a hollow or humming noise, like that of a bumblebee; to cry as a bittern.
Bumkin (n.) A projecting beam or boom; as: (a) One projecting from each bow of a vessel, to haul the fore tack to, called a tack bumpkin. (b) One from each quarter, for the main-brace blocks, and called brace bumpkin. (c) A small outrigger over the stern of a boat, to extend the mizzen.
Bummer (n.) An idle, worthless fellow, who is without any visible means of support; a dissipated sponger.
Bumped (imp. & p. p.) of Bump
Bumper (n.) A cup or glass filled to the brim, or till the liquor runs over, particularly in drinking a health or toast.
Bumper (n.) A covered house at a theater, etc., in honor of some favorite performer.
Bumper (n.) That which bumps or causes a bump.
Bumper (n.) Anything which resists or deadens a bump or shock; a buffer.
Bunchy (a.) Swelling out in bunches.
Bunchy (a.) Growing in bunches, or resembling a bunch; having tufts; as, the bird's bunchy tail.
Bunchy (a.) Yielding irregularly; sometimes rich, sometimes poor; as, a bunchy mine.
Bunkum (n.) Speech-making for the gratification of constituents, or to gain public applause; flattering talk for a selfish purpose; anything said for mere show.
Bunder (n.) A boat or raft used in the East Indies in the landing of passengers and goods.
Bundle (n.) A number of things bound together, as by a cord or envelope, into a mass or package convenient for handling or conveyance; a loose package; a roll; as, a bundle of straw or of paper; a bundle of old clothes.
Bundle (v. t.) To tie or bind in a bundle or roll.
Bundle (v. t.) To send off abruptly or without ceremony.
Bundle (v. i.) To prepare for departure; to set off in a hurry or without ceremony.
Bundle (v. i.) To sleep on the same bed without undressing; -- applied to the custom of a man and woman, especially lovers, thus sleeping.
Bunged (imp. & p. p.) of Bung
Bungle (v. i.) To act or work in a clumsy, awkwar
Bungle (v. t.) To make or mend clumsily; to manage awkwardly; to botch; -- sometimes with up.
Bungle (n.) A clumsy or awkward performance; a botch; a gross blunder.
Bunion (n.) Same as Bunyon.
Bunked (imp. & p. p.) of Bunk
Bunker (n.) A sort of chest or box, as in a window, the lid of which serves for a seat.
Bunker (n.) A large bin or similar receptacle; as, a coal bunker.
Bunkum (n.) See Buncombe.
Bunter (n.) A woman who picks up rags in the streets; hence, a low, vulgar woman.
Bunyon (n.) Alt. of Bunion
Bunion (n.) An enlargement and inflammation of a small membranous sac (one of the bursae muscosae), usually occurring on the first joint of the great toe.
Buoyed (imp. & p. p.) of Buoy
Burbot (n.) A fresh-water fish of the genus Lota, having on the nose two very small barbels, and a larger one on the chin.
Burden (n.) That which is borne or carried; a load.
Burden (n.) That which is borne with labor or difficulty; that which is grievous, wearisome, or oppressive.
Burden (n.) The capacity of a vessel, or the weight of cargo that she will carry; as, a ship of a hundred tons burden.
Burden (n.) The tops or heads of stream-work which lie over the stream of tin.
Burden (n.) The proportion of ore and flux to fuel, in the charge of a blast furnace.
Burden (n.) A fixed quantity of certain commodities; as, a burden of gad steel, 120 pounds.
Burden (n.) A birth.
Burden (v. t.) To encumber with weight (literal or figurative); to lay a heavy load upon; to load.
Burden (v. t.) To oppress with anything grievous or trying; to overload; as, to burden a nation with taxes.
Burden (v. t.) To impose, as a load or burden; to lay or place as a burden (something heavy or objectionable).
Burden (n.) The verse repeated in a song, or the return of the theme at the end of each stanza; the chorus; refrain. Hence: That which is often repeated or which is dwelt upon; the main topic; as, the burden of a prayer.
Burden (n.) The drone of a bagpipe.
Burden (n.) A club.
Burdon (n.) A pilgrim's staff.
Bureau (n.) Originally, a desk or writing table with drawers for papers.
Bureau (n.) The place where such a bureau is used; an office where business requiring writing is transacted.
Bureau (n.) Hence: A department of public business requiring a force of clerks; the body of officials in a department who labor under the direction of a chief.
Bureau (n.) A chest of drawers for clothes, especially when made as an ornamental piece of furniture.
Burgee (n.) A kind of small coat.
Burgee (n.) A swallow-tailed flag; a distinguishing pennant, used by cutters, yachts, and merchant vessels.
Burgoo (n.) A kind of oatmeal pudding, or thick gruel, used by seamen.
Burhel (n.) Alt. of Burrhel
Burial (n.) A grave; a tomb; a place of sepulture.
Burial (n.) The act of burying; depositing a dead body in the earth, in a tomb or vault, or in the water, usually with attendant ceremonies; sepulture; interment.
Burier (n.) One who, or that which, buries.
Burion (n.) The red-breasted house sparrow of California (Carpodacus frontalis); -- called also crimson-fronted bullfinch.
Burked (imp. & p. p.) of Burke
Burled (imp. & p. p.) of Burl
Burlap (n.) A coarse fabric, made of jute or hemp, used for bagging; also, a finer variety of similar material, used for curtains, etc.
Burler (n.) One who burls or dresses cloth.
Burman (n.) A member of the Burman family, one of the four great families Burmah; also, sometimes, any inhabitant of Burmah; a Burmese.
Burman (a.) Of or pertaining to the Burmans or to Burmah.
Burned (imp. & p. p.) of Burn
Burned (p. p. & a.) See Burnt.
Burned (p. p.) Burnished.
Burner (n.) One who, or that which, burns or sets fire to anything.
Burner (n.) The part of a lamp, gas fixture, etc., where the flame is produced.
Burnet (n.) A genus of perennial herbs (Poterium); especially, P.Sanguisorba, the common, or garden, burnet.
Burnie (n.) A small brook.
Burred (imp. & p. p.) of Burr
Burrel (n.) A sort of pear, called also the red butter pear, from its smooth, delicious, soft pulp.
Burrel (n.) Same as Borrel.
Burrow (n.) An incorporated town. See 1st Borough.
Burrow (n.) A shelter; esp. a hole in the ground made by certain animals, as rabbits, for shelter and habitation.
Burrow (n.) A heap or heaps of rubbish or refuse.
Burrow (n.) A mound. See 3d Barrow, and Camp, n., 5.
Burrow (v. i.) To excavate a hole to lodge in, as in the earth; to lodge in a hole excavated in the earth, as conies or rabbits.
Burrow (v. i.) To lodge, or take refuge, in any deep or concealed place; to hide.
Bursae (pl. ) of Bursa
Bursal (a.) Of or pertaining to a bursa or to bursae.
Bursar (n.) A treasurer, or cash keeper; a purser; as, the bursar of a college, or of a monastery.
Bursar (n.) A student to whom a stipend or bursary is paid for his complete or partial support.
Bursch (n.) A youth; especially, a student in a german university.
Burton (n.) A peculiar tackle, formed of two or more blocks, or pulleys, the weight being suspended to a hook block in the bight of the running part.
Buried (imp. & p. p.) of Bury
Buscon (n.) One who searches for ores; a prospector.
Bushed (imp. & p. p.) of Bush
Bushel (n.) A dry measure, containing four pecks, eight gallons, or thirty-two quarts.
Bushel (n.) A vessel of the capacity of a bushel, used in measuring; a bushel measure.
Bushel (n.) A quantity that fills a bushel measure; as, a heap containing ten bushels of apples.
Bushel (n.) A large indefinite quantity.
Bushel (n.) The iron lining in the nave of a wheel. [Eng.] In the United States it is called a box. See 4th Bush.
Bushet (n.) A small bush.
Busily (adv.) In a busy manner.
Busked (imp. & p. p.) of Busk
Busked (a.) Wearing a busk.
Busket (n.) A small bush; also, a sprig or bouquet.
Busket (n.) A part of a garden devoted to shrubs.
Buskin (n.) A strong, protecting covering for the foot, coming some distance up the leg.
Buskin (n.) A similar covering for the foot and leg, made with very thick soles, to give an appearance of elevation to the stature; -- worn by tragic actors in ancient Greece and Rome. Used as a symbol of tragedy, or the tragic drama, as distinguished from comedy.
Bussed (imp. & p. p.) of Buss
Buster (n.) Something huge; a roistering blade; also, a spree.
Bustle (v. i.) To move noisily; to be rudely active; to move in a way to cause agitation or disturbance; as, to bustle through a crowd.
Bustle (n.) Great stir; agitation; tumult from stirring or excitement.
Bustle (n.) A kind of pad or cushion worn on the back below the waist, by women, to give fullness to the skirts; -- called also bishop, and tournure.
Busied (imp. & p. p.) of Busy
Butted (imp. & p. p.) of But
Butane (n.) An inflammable gaseous hydrocarbon, C4H10, of the marsh gas, or paraffin, series.
Butler (n.) An officer in a king's or a nobleman's household, whose principal business it is to take charge of the liquors, plate, etc.; the head servant in a large house.
Butted (imp. & p. p.) of Butt
Butter (n.) An oily, unctuous substance obtained from cream or milk by churning.
Butter (n.) Any substance resembling butter in degree of consistence, or other qualities, especially, in old chemistry, the chlorides, as butter of antimony, sesquichloride of antimony; also, certain concrete fat oils remaining nearly solid at ordinary temperatures, as butter of cacao, vegetable butter, shea butter.
Butter (v. t.) To cover or spread with butter.
Butter (v. t.) To increase, as stakes, at every throw or every game.
Butter (n.) One who, or that which, butts.
Button (n.) A knob; a small ball; a small, roundish mass.
Button (n.) A catch, of various forms and materials, used to fasten together the different parts of dress, by being attached to one part, and passing through a slit, called a buttonhole, in the other; -- used also for ornament.
Button (n.) A bud; a germ of a plant.
Button (n.) A piece of wood or metal, usually flat and elongated, turning on a nail or screw, to fasten something, as a door.
Button (n.) A globule of metal remaining on an assay cupel or in a crucible, after fusion.
Button (n.) To fasten with a button or buttons; to inclose or make secure with buttons; -- often followed by up.
Button (n.) To dress or clothe.
Button (v. i.) To be fastened by a button or buttons; as, the coat will not button.
Buxine (n.) An alkaloid obtained from the Buxus sempervirens, or common box tree. It is identical with bebeerine; -- called also buxina.
Bought (imp. & p. p.) of Buy
Buying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Buy
Buzzed (imp. & p. p.) of Buzz
Buzzer (n.) One who, or that which, buzzes; a whisperer; a talebearer.
Cubbed (imp. & p. p.) of Cub
Cubing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cube
Cubile (n.) The lowest course of stones in a building.
Cuboid (a.) Cube-shaped, or nearly so; as, the cuboid bone of the foot.
Cuboid (n.) The bone of the tarsus, which, in man and most mammals, supports the metatarsals of the fourth and fifth toes.
Cuckoo (n.) A bird belonging to Cuculus, Coccyzus, and several allied genera, of many species.
Cucujo (n.) The fire beetle of Mexico and the West Indies.
Cudden (n.) A clown; a low rustic; a dolt.
Cudden (n.) The coalfish. See 3d Cuddy.
Cuddle (v. i.) To lie close or snug; to crouch; to nestle.
Cuddle (v. t.) To embrace closely; to fondle.
Cuddle (n.) A close embrace.
Cudgel (n.) A staff used in cudgel play, shorter than the quarterstaff, and wielded with one hand; hence, any heavy stick used as a weapon.
Cudgel (v. t.) To beat with a cudgel.
Cuerpo (n.) The body.
Cuffed (imp. & p. p.) of Cuff
Culdee (n.) One of a class of anchorites who lived in various parts of Scotland, Ireland, and Wales.
Culled (imp. & p. p.) of Cull
Culler (n.) One who picks or chooses; esp., an inspector who selects wares suitable for market.
Cullet (v. t.) Broken glass for remelting.
Cullet (n.) A small central plane in the back of a cut gem. See Collet, 3 (b).
Cullis (n.) A strong broth of meat, strained and made clear for invalids; also, a savory jelly.
Cullis (n.) A gutter in a roof; a channel or groove.
Culmen (n.) Top; summit; acme.
Culmen (n.) The dorsal ridge of a bird's bill.
Culpon (n.) A shred; a fragment; a strip of wood.
Cultch (n.) Empty oyster shells and other substances laid down on oyster grounds to furnish points for the attachment of the spawn of the oyster.
Culter (n.) A colter. See Colter.
Cultus (n. sing. & pl.) Established or accepted religious rites or usages of worship; state of religious development. Cf. Cult, 2.
Culver (n.) A dove.
Culver (n.) A culverin.
Cumber (v. t.) To rest upon as a troublesome or useless weight or load; to be burdensome or oppressive to; to hinder or embarrass in attaining an object, to obstruct or occupy uselessly; to embarrass; to trouble.
Cumber (v.) Trouble; embarrassment; distress.
Cumene (n.) A colorless oily hydrocarbon, C6H5.C3H7, obtained by the distillation of cuminic acid; -- called also cumol.
Cummin (n.) Same as Cumin.
Cumuli (pl. ) of Cumulus
Cuneal () Relating to a wedge; wedge-shaped.
Cunner (n.) A small edible fish of the Atlantic coast (Ctenolabrus adspersus); -- called also chogset, burgall, blue perch, and bait stealer.
Cunner (n.) A small shellfish; the limpet or patella.
Cupped (imp. & p. p.) of Cup
Cupful (n.) As much as a cup will hold.
Cupola (n.) A roof having a rounded form, hemispherical or nearly so; also, a ceiling having the same form. When on a large scale it is usually called dome.
Cupola (n.) A small structure standing on the top of a dome; a lantern.
Cupola (n.) A furnace for melting iron or other metals in large quantity, -- used chiefly in foundries and steel works.
Cupola (n.) A revolving shot-proof turret for heavy ordnance.
Cupola (n.) The top of the spire of the cochlea of the ear.
Cupper (n.) One who performs the operation of cupping.
Cupric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, copper; containing copper; -- said of those compounds of copper in which this element is present in its lowest proportion.
Cuprum (n.) Copper.
Cupule (n.) A cuplet or little cup, as of the acorn; the husk or bur of the filbert, chestnut, etc.
Cupule (n.) A sucker or acetabulum.
Curacy (n.) The office or employment of a curate.
Curare (n.) Alt. of Curari
Curari (n.) A black resinoid extract prepared by the South American Indians from the bark of several species of Strychnos (S. toxifera, etc.). It sometimes has little effect when taken internally, but is quickly fatal when introduced into the blood, and used by the Indians as an arrow poison.
Curate (n.) One who has the cure of souls; originally, any clergyman, but now usually limited to one who assists a rector or vicar.
Curbed (imp. & p. p.) of Curb
Curded (imp. & p. p.) of Curd
Curdle (v. i.) To change into curd; to coagulate; as, rennet causes milk to curdle.
Curdle (v. i.) To thicken; to congeal.
Curdle (v. t.) To change into curd; to cause to coagulate.
Curdle (v. t.) To congeal or thicken.
Curing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cure
Curfew (n.) The ringing of an evening bell, originally a signal to the inhabitants to cover fires, extinguish lights, and retire to rest, -- instituted by William the Conqueror; also, the bell itself.
Curfew (n.) A utensil for covering the fire.
Curiet (n.) A cuirass.
Curing () p. a. & vb. n. of Cure.
Curios (pl. ) of Curio
Curled (imp. & p. p.) of Curl
Curled (a.) Having curls; curly; sinuous; wavy; as, curled maple (maple having fibers which take a sinuous course).
Curler (n.) One who, or that which, curls.
Curler (n.) A player at the game called curling.
Curlew (n.) A wading bird of the genus Numenius, remarkable for its long, slender, curved bill.
Currie (n. & v.) See 2d & 3d Curry.
Cursed (imp. & p. p.) of Curse
Cursed (a.) Deserving a curse; execrable; hateful; detestable; abominable.
Curser (n.) One who curses.
Cursor (n.) Any part of a mathematical instrument that moves or slides backward and forward upon another part.
Curtal (a.) Curt; brief; laconic.
Curtal (n.) A horse with a docked tail; hence, anything cut short.
Curtes (a.) Courteous.
Curtly (adv.) In a curt manner.
Curtsy (n.) Same as Courtesy, an act of respect.
Curule (a.) Of or pertaining to a chariot.
Curule (a.) Of or pertaining to a kind of chair appropriated to Roman magistrates and dignitaries; pertaining to, having, or conferring, the right to sit in the curule chair; hence, official.
Cururo (n.) A Chilian burrowing rodent of the genus Spalacopus.
Curval (p. pr.) Alt. of Curvant
Curved (imp. & p. p.) of Curve
Curvet (n.) A particular leap of a horse, when he raises both his fore legs at once, equally advanced, and, as his fore legs are falling, raises his hind legs, so that all his legs are in the air at once.
Curvet (n.) A prank; a frolic.
Curvet (n.) To make a curvet; to leap; to bound.
Curvet (n.) To leap and frisk; to frolic.
Curvet (v. t.) To cause to curvet.
Cushat (n.) The ringdove or wood pigeon.
Cuskin (n.) A kind of drinking cup.
Cusped (imp. & p. p.) of Cusp
Cuspid (n.) One of the canine teeth; -- so called from having but one point or cusp on the crown. See Tooth.
Cuspis (n.) A point; a sharp end.
Custom (n.) Frequent repetition of the same act; way of acting common to many; ordinary manner; habitual practice; usage; method of doing or living.
Custom (n.) Habitual buying of goods; practice of frequenting, as a shop, manufactory, etc., for making purchases or giving orders; business support.
Custom (n.) Long-established practice, considered as unwritten law, and resting for authority on long consent; usage. See Usage, and Prescription.
Custom (n.) Familiar aquaintance; familiarity.
Custom (v. t.) To make familiar; to accustom.
Custom (v. t.) To supply with customers.
Custom (v. i.) To have a custom.
Custom (n.) The customary toll, tax, or tribute.
Custom (n.) Duties or tolls imposed by law on commodities, imported or exported.
Custom (v. t.) To pay the customs of.
Custos (n.) A keeper; a custodian; a superintendent.
Cutler (n.) One who makes or deals in cutlery, or knives and other cutting instruments.
Cutlet (n.) A piece of meat, especially of veal or mutton, cut for broiling.
Cutose (n.) A variety of cellulose, occuring as a fine transparent membrane covering the aerial organs of plants, and forming an essential ingredient of cork; by oxidation it passes to suberic acid.
Cutter (n.) One who cuts; as, a stone cutter; a die cutter; esp., one who cuts out garments.
Cutter (n.) That which cuts; a machine or part of a machine, or a tool or instrument used for cutting, as that part of a mower which severs the stalk, or as a paper cutter.
Cutter (n.) A fore tooth; an incisor.
Cutter (n.) A boat used by ships of war.
Cutter (n.) A fast sailing vessel with one mast, rigged in most essentials like a sloop. A cutter is narrower end deeper than a sloop of the same length, and depends for stability on a deep keel, often heavily weighted with lead.
Cutter (n.) A small armed vessel, usually a steamer, in the revenue marine service; -- also called revenue cutter.
Cutter (n.) A small, light one-horse sleigh.
Cutter (n.) An officer in the exchequer who notes by cutting on the tallies the sums paid.
Cutter (n.) A ruffian; a bravo; a destroyer.
Cutter (n.) A kind of soft yellow brick, used for facework; -- so called from the facility with which it can be cut.
Cuttle (n.) A knife.
Cuttle (n.) Alt. of Cuttlefish
Cutwal (n.) The chief police officer of a large city.
Dualin (n.) An explosive substance consisting essentially of sawdust or wood pulp, saturated with nitroglycerin and other similar nitro compounds. It is inferior to dynamite, and is more liable to explosion.
Dubbed (imp. & p. p.) of Dub
Dubber (n.) One who, or that which, dubs.
Dubber (n.) A globular vessel or bottle of leather, used in India to hold ghee, oil, etc.
Ducked (imp. & p. p.) of Duck
Ducker (n.) One who, or that which, ducks; a plunger; a diver.
Ducker (n.) A cringing, servile person; a fawner.
Ductor (n.) One who leads.
Ductor (n.) A contrivance for removing superfluous ink or coloring matter from a roller. See Doctor, 4.
Dudder (v. t.) To confuse or confound with noise.
Dudder (v. i.) To shiver or tremble; to dodder.
Dudder (n.) A peddler or hawker, especially of cheap and flashy goods pretended to be smuggled; a duffer.
Dudeen (n.) A short tobacco pipe.
Dudish (a.) Like, or characterized of, a dude.
Dueful (a.) Fit; becoming.
Dueler (n.) One who engages in a duel.
Duenna (n.) The chief lady in waiting on the queen of Spain.
Duenna (n.) An elderly lady holding a station between a governess and companion, and appointed to have charge over the younger ladies in a Spanish or a Portuguese family.
Duenna (n.) Any old woman who is employed to guard a younger one; a governess.
Duetto (n.) See Duet.
Duffel (n.) A kind of coarse woolen cloth, having a thick nap or frieze.
Duffer (n.) A peddler or hawker, especially of cheap, flashy articles, as sham jewelry; hence, a sham or cheat.
Duffer (n.) A stupid, awkward, inefficient person.
Duffle (n.) See Duffel.
Dugong (n.) An aquatic herbivorous mammal (Halicore dugong), of the order Sirenia, allied to the manatee, but with a bilobed tail. It inhabits the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, East Indies, and Australia.
Dugout (n.) A canoe or boat dug out from a large log.
Dugout (n.) A place dug out.
Dugout (n.) A house made partly in a hillside or slighter elevation.
Dugway (n.) A way or road dug through a hill, or sunk below the surface of the land.
Dulcet (a.) Sweet to the taste; luscious.
Dulcet (a.) Sweet to the ear; melodious; harmonious.
Duller (imp. & p. p.) of Dull
Duller (n.) One who, or that which, dulls.
Dumbly (adv.) In silence; mutely.
Dumose (a.) Alt. of Dumous
Dumous (a.) Abounding with bushes and briers.
Dumous (a.) Having a compact, bushy form.
Dumped (imp. & p. p.) of Dump
Dumple (v. t.) To make dumpy; to fold, or bend, as one part over another.
Dunned (imp. & p. p.) of Dun
Dunder (n.) The lees or dregs of cane juice, used in the distillation of rum.
Dunged (imp. & p. p.) of Dung
Dunker (n.) One of a religious denomination whose tenets and practices are mainly those of the Baptists, but partly those of the Quakers; -- called also Tunkers, Dunkards, Dippers, and, by themselves, Brethren, and German Baptists.
Dunlin (n.) A species of sandpiper (Tringa alpina); -- called also churr, dorbie, grass bird, and red-backed sandpiper. It is found both in Europe and America.
Dunner (n.) One employed in soliciting the payment of debts.
Dunted (a.) Beaten; hence, blunted.
Dunter (n.) A porpoise.
Duping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dupe
Dupery (n.) The act or practice of duping.
Dupion (n.) A double cocoon, made by two silkworms.
Duplex (a.) Double; twofold.
Dupper (n.) See 2d Dubber.
Durant (n.) See Durance, 3.
Durbar (n.) An audience hall; the court of a native prince; a state levee; a formal reception of native princes, given by the governor general of India.
Durene (n.) A colorless, crystal
Duress (n.) Hardship; constraint; pressure; imprisonment; restraint of liberty.
Duress (n.) The state of compulsion or necessity in which a person is influenced, whether by the unlawful restrain of his liberty or by actual or threatened physical violence, to incur a civil liability or to commit an offense.
Duress (v. t.) To subject to duress.
Durham (n.) One or a breed of short-horned cattle, originating in the county of Durham, England. The Durham cattle are noted for their beef-producing quality.
Durian (n.) Alt. of Durion
Durion (n.) The fruit of the durio. It is oval or globular, and eight or ten inches long. It has a hard prickly rind, containing a soft, cream-colored pulp, of a most delicious flavor and a very offensive odor. The seeds are roasted and eaten like chestnuts.
During (prep.) In the time of; as long as the action or existence of; as, during life; during the space of a year.
Durity (n.) Hardness; firmness.
Durity (n.) Harshness; cruelty.
Durous (a.) Hard.
Dusken (v. t.) To make dusk or obscure.
Dusted (imp. & p. p.) of Dust
Duster (n.) One who, or that which, dusts; a utensil that frees from dust.
Duster (n.) A revolving wire-cloth cylinder which removes the dust from rags, etc.
Duster (n.) A blowing machine for separating the flour from the bran.
Duster (n.) A light over-garment, worn in traveling to protect the clothing from dust.
Dutied (a.) Subjected to a duty.
Duties (pl. ) of Duty
Euchre (n.) A game at cards, that may be played by two, three, or four persons, the highest card (except when an extra card called the Joker is used) being the knave of the same suit as the trump, and called right bower, the lowest card used being the seven, or frequently, in two-handed euchre, the nine spot. See Bower.
Euchre (v. t.) To defeat, in a game of euchre, the side that named the trump.
Euchre (v. t.) To defeat or foil thoroughly in any scheme.
Euclid (n.) A Greek geometer of the 3d century b. c.; also, his treatise on geometry, and hence, the principles of geometry, in general.
Eugeny () Nobleness of birth.
Eulogy (n.) A speech or writing in commendation of the character or services of a person; as, a fitting eulogy to worth.
Eunomy (n.) Equal law, or a well-adjusted constitution of government.
Eunuch (n.) A male of the human species castrated; commonly, one of a class of such persons, in Oriental countries, having charge of the women's apartments. Some of them, in former times, gained high official rank.
Eunuch (v. t.) Alt. of Eunuchate
Eureka () The exclamation attributed to Archimedes, who is said to have cried out "Eureka! eureka!" (I have found it! I have found it!), upon suddenly discovering a method of finding out how much the gold of King Hiero's crown had been alloyed. Hence, an expression of triumph concerning a discovery.
Eutaxy (n.) Good or established order or arrangement.
Fucate (a.) Alt. of Fucated
Fucoid (a.) Properly, belonging to an order of alga: (Fucoideae) which are blackish in color, and produce oospores which are not fertilized until they have escaped from the conceptacle. The common rockweeds and the gulfweed (Sargassum) are fucoid in character.
Fucoid (a.) In a vague sense, resembling seaweeds, or of the nature of seaweeds.
Fucoid (n.) A plant, whether recent or fossil, which resembles a seaweed. See Fucoid, a.
Fudder (n.) See Fodder, a weight.
Fuddle (v. t.) To make foolish by drink; to cause to become intoxicated.
Fuddle (v. i.) To drink to excess.
Fudged (imp. & p. p.) of Fudge
Fueler (n.) One who, or that which, supplies fuel.
Fugacy (n.) Banishment.
Fugato (a.) in the gugue style, but not strictly like a fugue.
Fugato (n.) A composition resembling a fugue.
Fulahs (n. pl.) Alt. of Foolahs
Fulcra (n. pl.) See Fulcrum.
Fulcra (pl. ) of Fulcrum
Fulgid (a.) Shining; glittering; dazzling.
Fulgor (n.) Dazzling brightness; splendor.
Fulham (n.) A false die.
Fulled (imp. & p. p.) of Full
Fullam (n.) A false die. See Fulham.
Fuller (v. t.) One whose occupation is to full cloth.
Fuller (a.) A die; a half-round set hammer, used for forming grooves and spreading iron; -- called also a creaser.
Fuller (v. t.) To form a groove or channel in, by a fuller or set hammer; as, to fuller a bayonet.
Fulmar (n.) One of several species of sea birds, of the family procellariidae, allied to the albatrosses and petrels. Among the well-known species are the arctic fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) (called also fulmar petrel, malduck, and mollemock), and the giant fulmar (Ossifraga gigantea).
Fulvid (a.) Fulvous.
Fumade (v. i.) Alt. of Fumado
Fumado (v. i.) A salted and smoked fish, as the pilchard.
Fumage (n.) Hearth money.
Fumble (v. i.) To feel or grope about; to make awkward attempts to do or find something.
Fumble (v. i.) To grope about in perplexity; to seek awkwardly; as, to fumble for an excuse.
Fumble (v. i.) To handle much; to play childishly; to turn over and over.
Fumble (v. t.) To handle or manage awkwardly; to crowd or tumble together.
Fuming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fume
Fumify (v. t.) To subject to the action of smoke.
Fumlly (adv.) Smokily; with fume.
Fuming (a.) Producing fumes, or vapors.
Famish (a.) Smoky; hot; choleric.
Fummel (n.) A hinny.
Fumous (a.) Producing smoke; smoky.
Fumous (a.) Producing fumes; full of fumes.
Funded (imp. & p. p.) of Fund
Funded (a.) Existing in the form of bonds bearing regular interest; as, funded debt.
Funded (a.) Invested in public funds; as, funded money.
Fundus (n.) The bottom or base of any hollow organ; as, the fundus of the bladder; the fundus of the eye.
Funest (a.) Lamentable; doleful.
Fungal (a.) Of or pertaining to fungi.
Fungia (n.) A genus of simple, stony corals; -- so called because they are usually flat and circular, with radiating plates, like the gills of a mushroom. Some of them are eighteen inches in diameter.
Fungic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, mushrooms; as, fungic acid.
Fungin (n.) A name formerly given to cellulose found in certain fungi and mushrooms.
Fungus (n.) Any one of the Fungi, a large and very complex group of thallophytes of low organization, -- the molds, mildews, rusts, smuts, mushrooms, toadstools, puff balls, and the allies of each.
Fungus (n.) A spongy, morbid growth or granulation in animal bodies, as the proud flesh of wounds.
Funnel (v. t.) A vessel of the shape of an inverted hollow cone, terminating below in a pipe, and used for conveying liquids into a close vessel; a tunnel.
Funnel (v. t.) A passage or avenue for a fluid or flowing substance; specifically, a smoke flue or pipe; the iron chimney of a steamship or the like.
Furred (imp. & p. p.) of Fur
Furdle (v. t.) To draw up into a bundle; to roll up.
Furfur (n.) Scurf; dandruff.
Furial (a.) Furious; raging; tormenting.
Furies (n. pl.) See Fury, 3.
Furile (n.) A yellow, crystal
Furoin (n.) A colorless, crystal
Furore (n.) Excitement; commotion; enthusiasm.
Furrow (n.) A trench in the earth made by, or as by, a plow.
Furrow (n.) Any trench, channel, or groove, as in wood or metal; a wrinkle on the face; as, the furrows of age.
Furrow (n.) To cut a furrow in; to make furrows in; to plow; as, to furrow the ground or sea.
Furrow (n.) To mark with channels or with wrinkles.
Furies (pl. ) of Fury
Furzen (a.) Furzy; gorsy.
Fusain (n.) Fine charcoal of willow wood, used as a drawing implement.
Fusain (n.) A drawing made with it. See Charcoal, n. 2, and Charcoal drawing, under Charcoal.
Fuscin (n.) A brown, nitrogenous pigment contained in the retinal epithelium; a variety of melanin.
Fusing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fuse
Fusile (a.) Same as Fusil, a.
Fusion (v. t.) The act or operation of melting or rendering fluid by heat; the act of melting together; as, the fusion of metals.
Fusion (v. t.) The state of being melted or dissolved by heat; a state of fluidity or flowing in consequence of heat; as, metals in fusion.
Fusion (v. t.) The union or blending together of things, as, melted together.
Fusion (v. t.) The union, or binding together, of adjacent parts or tissues.
Fusome (a.) Handy; reat; handsome; notable.
Fussed (imp. & p. p.) of Fuss
Fusted (a.) Moldy; ill-smelling.
Fustet (n.) The wood of the Rhus Cptinus or Venice sumach, a shrub of Southern Europe, which yields a fine orange color, which, however, is not durable without a mordant.
Fustic (n.) The wood of the Maclura tinctoria, a tree growing in the West Indies, used in dyeing yellow; -- called also old fustic.
Futile (v. t.) Talkative; loquacious; tattling.
Futile (v. t.) Of no importance; answering no useful end; useless; vain; worthless.
Future (v. i.) That is to be or come hereafter; that will exist at any time after the present; as, the next moment is future, to the present.
Future (a.) Time to come; time subsequent to the present (as, the future shall be as the present); collectively, events that are to happen in time to come.
Future (a.) The possibilities of the future; -- used especially of prospective success or advancement; as, he had great future before him.
Future (a.) A future tense.
Fuzzle (v. t.) To make drunk; to intoxicate; to fuddle.
Guacho (n.) One of the mixed-blood (Spanish-Indian) inhabitants of the pampas of South America; a mestizo.
Guacho (n.) An Indian who serves as a messenger.
Guaiac (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, guaiacum.
Guaiac (n.) Guaiacum.
Guanin (n.) A crystal
Guanos (pl. ) of Guano
Guards (n. pl.) A body of picked troops; as, "The Household Guards."
Gueber (n.) Alt. of Guebre
Guebre (n.) Same as Gheber.
Guelph (n.) Alt. of Guelf
Guenon (n.) One of several long-tailed Oriental monkeys, of the genus Cercocebus, as the green monkey and grivet.
Gue'vi (n.) One of several very small species and varieties of African antelopes, of the genus Cephalophus, as the Cape guevi or kleeneboc (Cephalophus pygmaea); -- called also pygmy antelope.
Guffaw (n.) A loud burst of laughter; a horse laugh.
Guffer (n.) The eelpout; guffer eel.
Guggle (v. i.) See Gurgle.
Guided (imp. & p. p.) of Guide
Guider (n.) A guide; a director.
Guidon (v. t.) A small flag or streamer, as that carried by cavalry, which is broad at one end and nearly pointed at the other, or that used to direct the movements of a body of infantry, or to make signals at sea; also, the flag of a guild or fraternity. In the United States service, each company of cavalry has a guidon.
Guidon (v. t.) One who carries a flag.
Guidon (v. t.) One of a community established at Rome, by Charlemagne, to guide pilgrims to the Holy Land.
Guilor (n.) A deceiver; one who deludes, or uses guile.
Guilty (superl.) Having incurred guilt; criminal; morally delinquent; wicked; chargeable with, or responsible for, something censurable; justly exposed to penalty; -- used with of, and usually followed by the crime, sometimes by the punishment.
Guilty (superl.) Evincing or indicating guilt; involving guilt; as, a guilty look; a guilty act; a guilty feeling.
Guilty (superl.) Conscious; cognizant.
Guilty (superl.) Condemned to payment.
Guinea (n.) A district on the west coast of Africa (formerly noted for its export of gold and slaves) after which the Guinea fowl, Guinea grass, Guinea peach, etc., are named.
Guinea (n.) A gold coin of England current for twenty-one shillings sterling, or about five dollars, but not coined since the issue of sovereigns in 1817.
Guiser (n.) A person in disguise; a masker; a mummer.
Guitar (n.) A stringed instrument of music resembling the lute or the violin, but larger, and having six strings, three of silk covered with silver wire, and three of catgut, -- played upon with the fingers.
Gulden (n.) See Guilder.
Gulgul (n.) A cement made in India from sea shells, pulverized and mixed with oil, and spread over a ship's bottom, to prevent the boring of worms.
Gulist (n.) A glutton.
Gulled (imp. & p. p.) of Gull
Guller (n.) One who gulls; a deceiver.
Gullet (n.) The tube by which food and drink are carried from the pharynx to the stomach; the esophagus.
Gullet (n.) Something shaped like the food passage, or performing similar functions
Gullet (n.) A channel for water.
Gullet (n.) A preparatory cut or channel in excavations, of sufficient width for the passage of earth wagons.
Gullet (n.) A concave cut made in the teeth of some saw blades.
Gulles (pl. ) of Gully
Gulped (imp. & p. p.) of Gulp
Gummed (imp. &. p.) of Gum
Gummer (n.) A punch-cutting tool, or machine for deepening and enlarging the spaces between the teeth of a worn saw.
Gunjah (n.) See Ganja.
Gunnel (n.) A gunwale.
Gunnel (n.) A small, eel-shaped, marine fish of the genus Muraenoides; esp., M. gunnellus of Europe and America; -- called also gunnel fish, butterfish, rock eel.
Gunner (n.) One who works a gun, whether on land or sea; a cannoneer.
Gunner (n.) A warrant officer in the navy having charge of the ordnance on a vessel.
Gunner (n.) The great northern diver or loon. See Loon.
Gunner (n.) The sea bream.
Gunnie (n.) Space left by the removal of ore.
Gurgle (v. i.) To run or flow in a broken, irregular, noisy current, as water from a bottle, or a small stream among pebbles or stones.
Gurgle (n.) The act of gurgling; a broken, bubbling noise. "Tinkling gurgles."
Gurjun (n.) A thin balsam or wood oil derived from the Diptcrocarpus laevis, an East Indian tree. It is used in medicine, and as a substitute for linseed oil in the coarser kinds of paint.
Gurlet (n.) A pickax with one sharp point and one cutting edge.
Gurnet (n.) One ofseveral European marine fishes, of the genus Trigla and allied genera, having a large and spiny head, with mailed cheeks. Some of the species are highly esteemed for food. The name is sometimes applied to the American sea robins.
Gushed (imp. & p. p.) of Gush
Gusher (n.) One who gushes.
Gusset (n.) A small piece of cloth inserted in a garment, for the purpose of strengthening some part or giving it a tapering enlargement.
Gusset (n.) Anything resembling a gusset in a garment
Gusset (n.) A small piece of chain mail at the openings of the joints beneath the arms.
Gusset (n.) A kind of bracket, or angular piece of iron, fastened in the angles of a structure to give strength or stiffness; esp., the part joining the barrel and the fire box of a locomotive boiler.
Gusset (n.) An abatement or mark of dishonor in a coat of arms, resembling a gusset.
Gutted (imp. & p. p.) of Gut
GuttAe (pl. ) of Gutta
Gutter (n.) A channel at the eaves of a roof for conveying away the rain; an eaves channel; an eaves trough.
Gutter (n.) A small channel at the roadside or elsewhere, to lead off surface water.
Gutter (n.) Any narrow channel or groove; as, a gutter formed by erosion in the vent of a gun from repeated firing.
Gutter (v. t.) To cut or form into small longitudinal hollows; to channel.
Gutter (v. t.) To supply with a gutter or gutters.
Gutter (v. i.) To become channeled, as a candle when the flame flares in the wind.
Guttle (n.) To put into the gut; to swallow greedily; to gorge; to gormandize. [Obs.] L'Estrange.
Guying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Guy
Guzzle (v. i.) To swallow liquor greedily; to drink much or frequently.
Guzzle (v. t.) To swallow much or often; to swallow with immoderate gust; to drink greedily or continually; as, one who guzzles beer.
Guzzle (n.) An insatiable thing or person.
Hubbub (v. i.) A loud noise of many confused voices; a tumult; uproar.
Hubner (n.) A mineral of brownish black color, occurring in columnar or foliated masses. It is native manganese tungstate.
Huchen (n.) A large salmon (Salmo, / Salvelinus, hucho) inhabiting the Danube; -- called also huso, and bull trout.
Huckle (n.) The hip; the haunch.
Huckle (n.) A bunch or part projecting like the hip.
Huddle (v. i.) To press together promiscuously, from confusion, apprehension, or the like; to crowd together confusedly; to press or hurry in disorder; to crowd.
Huddle (v. t.) To crowd (things) together to mingle confusedly; to assemble without order or system.
Huddle (v. t.) To do, make, or put, in haste or roughly; hence, to do imperfectly; -- usually with a following preposition or adverb; as, to huddle on; to huddle up; to huddle together.
Huddle (n.) A crowd; a number of persons or things crowded together in a confused manner; tumult; confusion.
Huffed (imp. & p. p.) of Huff
Huffer (n.) A bully; a blusterer.
Hugged (imp. & p. p.) of Hug
Hugger (n.) One who hugs or embraces.
Hugger (v. t. & i.) To conceal; to lurk ambush.
Huggle (v. t.) To hug.
Hulchy (a.) Swollen; gibbous.
Hulled (imp. & p. p.) of Hull
Hulled (a.) Deprived of the hulls.
Huller (n.) One who, or that which, hulls; especially, an agricultural machine for removing the hulls from grain; a hulling machine.
Hulver (n.) Holly, an evergreen shrub or tree.
Hummed (imp. & p. p.) of Hum
Humane (a.) Pertaining to man; human.
Humane (a.) Having the feelings and inclinations creditable to man; having a disposition to treat other human beings or animals with kindness; kind; benevolent.
Humane (a.) Humanizing; exalting; tending to refine.
Humate (n.) A salt of humic acid.
Humble (superl.) Near the ground; not high or lofty; not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming; as, a humble cottage.
Humble (superl.) Thinking lowly of one's self; claiming little for one's self; not proud, arrogant, or assuming; thinking one's self ill-deserving or unworthy, when judged by the demands of God; lowly; waek; modest.
Humble (a.) Hornless. See Hummel.
Humble (v. t.) To bring low; to reduce the power, independence, or exaltation of; to lower; to abase; to humilate.
Humble (v. t.) To make humble or lowly in mind; to abase the pride or arrogance of; to reduce the self-sufficiently of; to make meek and submissive; -- often used rexlexively.
Humbly (adv.) With humility; lowly.
Humbug (n.) An imposition under fair pretenses; something contrived in order to deceive and mislead; a trick by cajolery; a hoax.
Humbug (n.) A spirit of deception; cajolery; trickishness.
Humbug (n.) One who deceives or misleads; a deceitful or trickish fellow; an impostor.
Humbug (v. t.) To deceive; to impose; to cajole; to hoax.
Humect (v. t.) Alt. of Humectate
Humeri (pl. ) of Humerus
Humiri (n.) A fragrant balsam obtained from Brazilian trees of the genus Humirium.
Humite (n.) A mineral of a transparent vitreous brown color, found in the ejected masses of Vesuvius. It is a silicate of iron and magnesia, containing fluorine.
Hummel (v. t.) To separate from the awns; -- said of barley.
Hummel (a.) Having no awns or no horns; as, hummelcorn; a hummel cow.
Hummer (n.) One who, or that which, hums; one who applauds by humming.
Hummer (n.) A humming bird.
Hummum (n.) A sweating bath or place for sweating.
Humped (a.) Having a hump, as the back.
Hunger (n.) An uneasy sensation occasioned normally by the want of food; a craving or desire for food.
Hunger (n.) Any strong eager desire.
Hunger (n.) To feel the craving or uneasiness occasioned by want of food; to be oppressed by hunger.
Hunger (n.) To have an eager desire; to long.
Hunger (v. t.) To make hungry; to famish.
Hungry (superl.) Feeling hunger; having a keen appetite; feeling uneasiness or distress from want of food; hence, having an eager desire.
Hungry (superl.) Showing hunger or a craving desire; voracious.
Hungry (superl.) Not rich or fertile; poor; barren; starved; as, a hungry soil.
Hunker (n.) Originally, a nickname for a member of the conservative section of the Democratic party in New York; hence, one opposed to progress in general; a fogy.
Hunted (imp. & p. p.) of Hunt
Hunter (n.) One who hunts wild animals either for sport or for food; a huntsman.
Hunter (n.) A dog that scents game, or is trained to the chase; a hunting dog.
Hunter (n.) A horse used in the chase; especially, a thoroughbred, bred and trained for hunting.
Hunter (n.) One who hunts or seeks after anything, as if for game; as, a fortune hunter a place hunter.
Hunter (n.) A kind of spider. See Hunting spider, under Hunting.
Hunter (n.) A hunting watch, or one of which the crystal is protected by a metallic cover.
Hurden (n.) A coarse kind of
Hurdle (n.) A movable frame of wattled twigs, osiers, or withes and stakes, or sometimes of iron, used for inclosing land, for folding sheep and cattle, for gates, etc.; also, in fortification, used as revetments, and for other purposes.
Hurdle (n.) In England, a sled or crate on which criminals were formerly drawn to the place of execution.
Hurdle (n.) An artificial barrier, variously constructed, over which men or horses leap in a race.
Hurdle (v. t.) To hedge, cover, make, or inclose with hurdles.
Hurled (imp. & p. p.) of Hurl
Hurler (n.) One who hurls, or plays at hurling.
Hurons (n. pl.) ; sing. Huron. (Ethnol.) A powerful and warlike tribe of North American Indians of the Algonquin stock. They formerly occupied the country between Lakes Huron, Erie, and Ontario, but were nearly exterminated by the Five Nations about 1650.
Hurrah (interj.) Alt. of Hurra
Hurrah (n.) A cheer; a shout of joy, etc.
Hurrah (v. i.) To utter hurrahs; to huzza.
Hurrah (v. t.) To salute, or applaud, with hurrahs.
Hurter (n.) A bodily injury causing pain; a wound, bruise, or the like.
Hurter (n.) An injury causing pain of mind or conscience; a slight; a stain; as of sin.
Hurter (n.) Injury; damage; detriment; harm; mischief.
Hurter (n.) One who hurts or does harm.
Hurter (v. t.) A butting piece; a strengthening piece, esp.: (Mil.) A piece of wood at the lower end of a platform, designed to prevent the wheels of gun carriages from injuring the parapet.
Hurtle (v. t.) To meet with violence or shock; to clash; to jostle.
Hurtle (v. t.) To move rapidly; to wheel or rush suddenly or with violence; to whirl round rapidly; to skirmish.
Hurtle (v. t.) To make a threatening sound, like the clash of arms; to make a sound as of confused clashing or confusion; to resound.
Hurtle (v. t.) To move with violence or impetuosity; to whirl; to brandish.
Hurtle (v. t.) To push; to jostle; to hurl.
Hushed (imp. & p. p.) of Hush
Husher (n.) An usher.
Husked (imp. & p. p.) of Husk
Husked (a.) Covered with a husk.
Husked (a.) Stripped of husks; deprived of husks.
Hussar (n.) Originally, one of the national cavalry of Hungary and Croatia; now, one of the light cavalry of European armies.
Hustle (v. t.) To shake together in confusion; to push, jostle, or crowd rudely; to handle roughly; as, to hustle a person out of a room.
Hustle (v. i.) To push or crows; to force one's way; to move hustily and with confusion; a hurry.
Hutted (imp. & p. p.) of Hutch
Huxter (n. & v. i.) See Huckster.
Jubate (a.) Fringed with long, pendent hair.
Judaic (a.) Alt. of Judaical
Judean (a.) Of or pertaining to Judea.
Judean (n.) A native of Judea; a Jew.
Judged (imp. & p. p.) of Judge
Judger (n.) One who judges.
Jugged (imp. & p. p.) of Jug
Jugata (n. pl.) The figures of two heads on a medal or coin, either side by side or joined.
Jugger (n.) An East Indian falcon. See Lugger.
Juggle (v. i.) To play tricks by sleight of hand; to cause amusement and sport by tricks of skill; to conjure.
Juggle (v. i.) To practice artifice or imposture.
Juggle (v. t.) To deceive by trick or artifice.
Juggle (n.) A trick by sleight of hand.
Juggle (n.) An imposture; a deception.
Juggle (n.) A block of timber cut to a length, either in the round or split.
Jugula (pl. ) of Jugulum
Jugums (pl. ) of Jugum
Jujube (n.) The sweet and edible drupes (fruits) of several Mediterranean and African species of small trees, of the genus Zizyphus, especially the Z. jujuba, Z. vulgaris, Z. mucronata, and Z. Lotus. The last named is thought to have furnished the lotus of the ancient Libyan Lotophagi, or lotus eaters.
Julian (a.) Relating to, or derived from, Julius Caesar.
Julies (pl. ) of July
Jumart (n.) The fabled offspring of a bull and a mare.
Jumble (v. t.) To mix in a confused mass; to put or throw together without order; -- often followed by together or up.
Jumble (v. i.) To meet or unite in a confused way; to mix confusedly.
Jumble (n.) A confused mixture; a mass or collection without order; as, a jumble of words.
Jumble (n.) A small, thin, sugared cake, usually ring-shaped.
Jument (n.) A beast; especially, a beast of burden.
Jumped (imp. & p. p.) of Jump
Jumper (n.) One who, or that which, jumps.
Jumper (n.) A long drilling tool used by masons and quarrymen.
Jumper (n.) A rude kind of sleigh; -- usually, a simple box on runners which are in one piece with the poles that form the thills.
Jumper (n.) The larva of the cheese fly. See Cheese fly, under Cheese.
Jumper (n.) A name applied in the 18th century to certain Calvinistic Methodists in Wales whose worship was characterized by violent convulsions.
Jumper (n.) spring to impel the star wheel, also a pawl to lock fast a wheel, in a repeating timepiece.
Jumper (n.) A loose upper garment
Jumper (n.) A sort of blouse worn by workmen over their ordinary dress to protect it.
Jumper (n.) A fur garment worn in Arctic journeys.
Jungle (n.) A dense growth of brushwood, grasses, reeds, vines, etc.; an almost impenetrable thicket of trees, canes, and reedy vegetation, as in India, Africa, Australia, and Brazil.
Jungly (a.) Consisting of jungles; abounding with jungles; of the nature of a jungle.
Junior (a.) Less advanced in age than another; younger.
Junior (a.) Lower in standing or in rank; later in office; as, a junior partner; junior counsel; junior captain.
Junior (a.) Composed of juniors, whether younger or a lower standing; as, the junior class; of or pertaining to juniors or to a junior class. See Junior, n., 2.
Junior (n.) Belonging to a younger person, or an earlier time of life.
Junior (n.) A younger person.
Junior (n.) Hence: One of a lower or later standing; specifically, in American colleges, one in the third year of his course, one in the fourth or final year being designated a senior; in some seminaries, one in the first year, in others, one in the second year, of a three years' course.
Junker (n.) A young German noble or squire; esp., a member of the aristocratic party in Prussia.
Junket (n.) A cheese cake; a sweetmeat; any delicate food.
Junket (n.) A feast; an entertainment.
Junket (v. i.) To feast; to banquet; to make an entertainment; -- sometimes applied opprobriously to feasting by public officers at the public cost.
Junket (v. t.) To give entertainment to; to feast.
Juntas (pl. ) of Junta
Juntos (pl. ) of Junto
Juppon (n.) A sleeveless jacket worn over the armor in the 14th century. It fitted closely, and descended below the hips.
Juppon (n.) A petticoat.
Jurdon (n.) Jordan.
Jurist (a.) One who professes the science of law; one versed in the law, especially in the civil law; a writer on civil and international law.
Juries (pl. ) of Jury
Justle (v. i.) To run or strike against each other; to encounter; to clash; to jostle.
Justle (v. t.) To push; to drive; to force by running against; to jostle.
Justle (n.) An encounter or shock; a jostle.
Justly (a.) In a just manner; in conformity to law, justice, or propriety; by right; honestly; fairly; accurately.
Jutted (imp. & p. p.) of Jut
Juwise (n.) Same as Juise.
Junold (a.) See Gimmal.
Kukang (n.) The slow lemur. See Lemur.
Kuklux (n.) The name adopted in the southern part of the United States by a secret political organization, active for several years after the close of the Civil War, and having for its aim the repression of the political power of the freedmen; -- called also Kuklux Klan.
Kumish (n.) Alt. of Kumiss
Kumiss (n.) See Koumiss.
Kummel (n.) A Russian and German liqueur, consisting of a sweetened spirit flavored with caraway seeds.
Kuskus () See Vetiver.
Lubber (n.) A heavy, clumsy, or awkward fellow; a sturdy drone; a clown.
Lubric (a.) Alt. of Lubrical
Lucent (a.) Shining; bright; resplendent.
Lucern (n.) A sort of hunting dog; -- perhaps from Lucerne, in Switzerland.
Lucern (n.) An animal whose fur was formerly much in request (by some supposed to be the lynx).
Lucern (n.) A leguminous plant (Medicago sativa), having bluish purple cloverlike flowers, cultivated for fodder; -- called also alfalfa.
Lucern (n.) A lamp.
Lucule (n.) A spot or fleck on the sun brighter than the surrounding surface.
Lucuma (n.) An American genus of sapotaceous trees bearing sweet and edible fruits.
Luffed (imp. & p. p.) of Luff
Luffer (n.) See Louver.
Lugged (imp. & p. p.) of Lug
Lugger (n.) A small vessel having two or three masts, and a running bowsprit, and carrying lugsails. See Illustration in Appendix.
Lugger (n.) An Indian falcon (Falco jugger), similar to the European lanner and the American prairie falcon.
Lulled (imp. & p. p.) of Lull
Luller (n.) One who, or that which, lulls.
Lumbar (a.) Alt. of Lumbal
Lumbal (a.) Of, pertaining to, or near, the loins; as, the lumbar arteries.
Lumber (n.) A pawnbroker's shop, or room for storing articles put in pawn; hence, a pledge, or pawn.
Lumber (n.) Old or refuse household stuff; things cumbrous, or bulky and useless, or of small value.
Lumber (n.) Timber sawed or split into the form of beams, joists, boards, planks, staves, hoops, etc.; esp., that which is smaller than heavy timber.
Lumber (b. t.) To heap together in disorder.
Lumber (b. t.) To fill or encumber with lumber; as, to lumber up a room.
Lumber (v. i.) To move heavily, as if burdened.
Lumber (v. i.) To make a sound as if moving heavily or clumsily; to rumble.
Lumber (v. i.) To cut logs in the forest, or prepare timber for market.
Lumine (v. i.) To illumine.
Lummox (n.) A fat, ungainly, stupid person; an awkward bungler.
Lumped (imp. & p. p.) of Lump
Lumper (n.) The European eelpout; -- called also lumpen.
Lumper (n.) One who lumps.
Lumper (n.) A laborer who is employed to load or unload vessels when in harbor.
Lunacy (n.) Insanity or madness; properly, the kind of insanity which is broken by intervals of reason, -- formerly supposed to be influenced by the changes of the moon; any form of unsoundness of mind, except idiocy; mental derangement or alienation.
Lunacy (n.) A morbid suspension of good sense or judgment, as through fanaticism.
Lunary (a.) Lunar.
Lunary (n.) The herb moonwort or "honesty".
Lunary (n.) A low fleshy fern (Botrychium Lunaria) with lunate segments of the leaf or frond.
Lunate (a.) Alt. of Lunated
Lunged (imp. & p. p.) of Lunge
Lunged (a.) Having lungs, or breathing organs similar to lungs.
Lungie (n.) A guillemot.
Lungis (n.) A lingerer; a dull, drowsy fellow.
Lunula (n.) Same as Lunule.
Lunule (n.) Anything crescent-shaped; a crescent-shaped part or mark; a lunula, a lune.
Lunule (n.) A lune. See Lune.
Lunule (n.) A small or narrow crescent.
Lunule (n.) A special area in front of the beak of many bivalve shells. It sometimes has the shape of a double crescent, but is oftener heart-shaped. See Illust. of Bivalve.
Lupine (n.) A leguminous plant of the genus Lupinus, especially L. albus, the seeds of which have been used for food from ancient times. The common species of the Eastern United States is L. perennis. There are many species in California.
Lupine (n.) Wolfish; ravenous.
Lurdan (a.) Stupid; blockish.
Lurdan (n.) A blockhead.
Luring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lure
Lurked (imp. & p. p.) of Lurk
Lurker (n.) One who lurks.
Lurker (n.) A small fishing boat.
Lusern (n.) A lynx. See 1st Lucern and Loup-cervier.
Lusory (a.) Used in play; sportive; playful.
Lusted (imp. & p. p.) of Lust
Luster (n.) One who lusts.
Luster (n.) Alt. of Lustre
Lustre (n.) Brilliancy; splendor; brightness; glitter.
Lustre (n.) Renown; splendor; distinction; glory.
Lustre (n.) A candlestick, chandelier, girandole, or the like, generally of an ornamental character.
Lustre (n.) The appearance of the surface of a mineral as affected by, or dependent upon, peculiarities of its reflecting qualities.
Lustre (n.) A substance which imparts luster to a surface, as plumbago and some of the glazes.
Lustre (n.) A fabric of wool and cotton with a lustrous surface, -- used for women's dresses.
Luster (v. t.) Alt. of Lustre
Lustre (v. t.) To make lustrous.
Lustic (a.) Lusty; vigorous.
Lustre (n.) Same as Luster.
Lustra (pl. ) of Lustrum
Luting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lute
Luteic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, weld (Reseda luteola).
Luteic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid resembling luteolin, but obtained from the flowers of Euphorbia cyparissias.
Lutein (n.) A substance of a strongly marked yellow color, extracted from the yelk of eggs, and from the tissue of the corpus luteum.
Luting (n.) See Lute, a cement.
Lutist (n.) One who plays on a lute.
Lutose (a.) Covered with clay; miry.
Luwack (n.) See Paradoxure.
Luxate (a.) Luxated.
Luxate (v. t.) To displace, or remove from its proper place, as a joint; to put out of joint; to dislocate.
Luxive (a.) Given to luxury; voluptuous.
Luxury (n.) A free indulgence in costly food, dress, furniture, or anything expensive which gratifies the appetites or tastes.
Luxury (n.) Anything which pleases the senses, and is also costly, or difficult to obtain; an expensive rarity; as, silks, jewels, and rare fruits are luxuries; in some countries ice is a great luxury.
Luxury (n.) Lechery; lust.
Luxury (n.) Luxuriance; exuberance.
Mucate (n.) A salt of mucic acid.
Muchel (a.) Much.
Mucker (n.) A term of reproach for a low or vulgar labor person.
Mucker (v. t.) To scrape together, as money, by mean labor or shifts.
Muckle (a.) Much.
Mucksy (a.) Somewhat mucky; soft, sticky, and dirty; muxy.
Mucoid (a.) Resembling mucus.
Mucous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, mucus; slimy, ropy, or stringy, and lubricous; as, a mucous substance.
Mucous (a.) Secreting a slimy or mucigenous substance; as, the mucous membrane.
Muddle (v. t.) To make turbid, or muddy, as water.
Muddle (v. t.) To cloud or stupefy; to render stupid with liquor; to intoxicate partially.
Muddle (v. t.) To waste or misuse, as one does who is stupid or intoxicated.
Muddle (v. t.) To mix confusedly; to confuse; to make a mess of; as, to muddle matters; also, to perplex; to mystify.
Muddle (v. i.) To dabble in mud.
Muddle (v. i.) To think and act in a confused, aimless way.
Muddle (n.) A state of being turbid or confused; hence, intellectual cloudiness or dullness.
Muffed (imp. & p. p.) of Muff
Muffin (n.) A light, spongy, cylindrical cake, used for breakfast and tea.
Muffle (n.) The bare end of the nose between the nostrils; -- used esp. of ruminants.
Muffle (v. t.) To wrap up in something that conceals or protects; to wrap, as the face and neck, in thick and disguising folds; hence, to conceal or cover the face of; to envelop; to inclose; -- often with up.
Muffle (v. t.) To prevent seeing, or hearing, or speaking, by wraps bound about the head; to blindfold; to deafen.
Muffle (v. t.) To wrap with something that dulls or deadens the sound of; as, to muffle the strings of a drum, or that part of an oar which rests in the rowlock.
Muffle (v. i.) To speak indistinctly, or without clear articulation.
Muffle (v. t.) Anything with which another thing, as an oar or drum, is muffled; also, a boxing glove; a muff.
Muffle (v. t.) An earthenware compartment or oven, often shaped like a half cylinder, used in furnaces to protect objects heated from the direct action of the fire, as in scorification of ores, cupellation of ore buttons, etc.
Muffle (v. t.) A small oven for baking and fixing the colors of painted or printed pottery, without exposing the pottery to the flames of the furnace or kiln.
Muffle (v. t.) A pulley block containing several sheaves.
Muflon (n.) See Mouflon.
Muftis (pl. ) of Mufti
Mugget (n.) The small entrails of a calf or a hog.
Mulada (n.) A moor.
Mulada (n.) A drove of mules.
Mulier (n.) A woman.
Mulier (n.) Lawful issue born in wedlock, in distinction from an elder brother born of the same parents before their marriage; a lawful son.
Mulier (n.) A woman; a wife; a mother.
Mulish (a.) Like a mule; sullen; stubborn.
Mulled (imp. & p. p.) of Mull
Mullah (n.) See Mollah.
Mullar (n.) A die, cut in intaglio, for stamping an ornament in relief, as upon metal.
Mullen (n.) See Mullein.
Muller (n.) One who, or that which, mulls.
Muller (n.) A vessel in which wine, etc., is mulled over a fire.
Muller (n.) A stone or thick lump of glass, or kind of pestle, flat at the bottom, used for grinding pigments or drugs, etc., upon a slab of similar material.
Mullet (n.) Any one of numerous fishes of the genus Mugil; -- called also gray mullets. They are found on the coasts of both continents, and are highly esteemed as food. Among the most valuable species are Mugil capito of Europe, and M. cephalus which occurs both on the European and American coasts.
Mullet (n.) Any species of the genus Mullus, or family Mullidae; called also red mullet, and surmullet, esp. the plain surmullet (Mullus barbatus), and the striped surmullet (M. surmulletus) of Southern Europe. The former is the mullet of the Romans. It is noted for the brilliancy of its colors. See Surmullet.
Mullet (n.) A star, usually five pointed and pierced; -- when used as a difference it indicates the third son.
Mullet (n.) Small pinchers for curling the hair.
Mulley (n.) Alt. of Moolley
Mulley (a.) Alt. of Moolley
Mulmul (n.) A fine, soft muslin; mull.
Multum (n.) An extract of quassia licorice, fraudulently used by brewers in order to economize malt and hops.
Mumble (v.) To speak with the lips partly closed, so as to render the sounds inarticulate and imperfect; to utter words in a grumbling indistinct manner, indicating discontent or displeasure; to mutter.
Mumble (v.) To chew something gently with closed lips.
Mumble (v. t.) To utter with a low, inarticulate voice.
Mumble (v. t.) To chew or bite gently, as one without teeth.
Mumble (v. t.) To suppress, or utter imperfectly.
Mummed (imp. & p. p.) of Mumm
Mummer (n.) One who mumms, or makes diversion in disguise; a masker; a buffon.
Mumped (imp. & p. p.) of Mump
Mumper (n.) A beggar; a begging impostor.
Mundic (n.) Iron pyrites, or arsenical pyrites; -- so called by the Cornish miners.
Mundil (n.) A turban ornamented with an imitation of gold or silver embroidery.
Munify (v. t. & i.) To prepare for defense; to fortify.
Munite (v. t.) To fortify; to strengthen.
Munity (n.) Freedom; security; immunity.
Muntin (n.) Alt. of Munting
Murage (n.) A tax or toll paid for building or repairing the walls of a fortified town.
Murder (n.) The offense of killing a human being with malice prepense or aforethought, express or implied; intentional and unlawful homicide.
Murder (n.) To kill with premediated malice; to kill (a human being) willfully, deliberately, and unlawfully. See Murder, n.
Murder (n.) To destroy; to put an end to.
Murder (n.) To mutilate, spoil, or deform, as if with malice or cruelty; to mangle; as, to murder the king's English.
Muride (n.) Bromine; -- formerly so called from its being obtained from sea water.
Murine (a.) Pertaining to a family of rodents (Muridae), of which the mouse is the type.
Murine (n.) One of a tribe of rodents, of which the mouse is the type.
Murmur (v. i.) A low, confused, and indistinct sound, like that of running water.
Murmur (v. i.) A complaint half suppressed, or uttered in a low, muttering voice.
Murmur (v. i.) To make a low continued noise, like the hum of bees, a stream of water, distant waves, or the wind in a forest.
Murmur (v. i.) To utter complaints in a low, half-articulated voice; to feel or express dissatisfaction or discontent; to grumble; -- often with at or against.
Murmur (v. t.) To utter or give forth in low or indistinct words or sounds; as, to murmur tales.
Murphy (n.) A potato.
Murrey (n.) A dark red color.
Murrey (a.) Of a dark red color.
Musang (n.) A small animal of Java (Paradoxirus fasciatus), allied to the civets. It swallows, but does not digest, large quantities of ripe coffee berries, thus serving to disseminate the coffee plant; hence it is called also coffee rat.
Musard (v. i.) A dreamer; an absent-minded person.
Muscae (pl. ) of Musca
Muscat (n.) A name given to several varieties of Old World grapes, differing in color, size, etc., but all having a somewhat musky flavor. The muscat of Alexandria is a large oval grape of a pale amber color.
Muscid (n.) Any fly of the genus Musca, or family Muscidae.
Muscle (n.) An organ which, by its contraction, produces motion.
Muscle (n.) The contractile tissue of which muscles are largely made up.
Muscle (n.) Muscular strength or development; as, to show one's muscle by lifting a heavy weight.
Muscle (n.) See Mussel.
Musing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Muse
Museum (n.) A repository or a collection of natural, scientific, or literary curiosities, or of works of art.
Muskat (n.) See Muscat.
Musket (n.) The male of the sparrow hawk.
Musket (n.) A species of firearm formerly carried by the infantry of an army. It was originally fired by means of a match, or matchlock, for which several mechanical appliances (including the flintlock, and finally the percussion lock) were successively substituted. This arm has been generally superseded by the rifle.
Muslim (n.) See Moslem.
Muslin (n.) A thin cotton, white, dyed, or printed. The name is also applied to coarser and heavier cotton goods; as, shirting and sheeting muslins.
Musmon (n.) See Mouflon.
Musrol (n.) The nose band of a horse's bridle.
Mussed (imp. & p. p.) of Muss
Mussel (n.) Any one of many species of marine bivalve shells of the genus Mytilus, and related genera, of the family Mytidae. The common mussel (Mytilus edulis; see Illust. under Byssus), and the larger, or horse, mussel (Modiola modiolus), inhabiting the shores both of Europe and America, are edible. The former is extensively used as food in Europe.
Mussel (n.) Any one of numerous species of Unio, and related fresh-water genera; -- called also river mussel. See Naiad, and Unio.
Mustac (n.) A small tufted monkey.
Mustee (n.) See Mestee.
Muster (v. t.) Something shown for imitation; a pattern.
Muster (v. t.) A show; a display.
Muster (v. t.) An assembling or review of troops, as for parade, verification of numbers, inspection, exercise, or introduction into service.
Muster (v. t.) The sum total of an army when assembled for review and inspection; the whole number of effective men in an army.
Muster (v. t.) Any assemblage or display; a gathering.
Muster (v. t.) To collect and display; to assemble, as troops for parade, inspection, exercise, or the like.
Muster (v. t.) Hence: To summon together; to enroll in service; to get together.
Muster (v. i.) To be gathered together for parade, inspection, exercise, or the like; to come together as parts of a force or body; as, his supporters mustered in force.
Mutage (n.) A process for checking the fermentation of the must of grapes.
Mutely (adv.) Without uttering words or sounds; in a mute manner; silently.
Mutine (n.) A mutineer.
Mutine (v. i.) To mutiny.
Muting (n.) Dung of birds.
Mutiny (n.) Insurrection against constituted authority, particularly military or naval authority; concerted revolt against the rules of discip
Mutiny (n.) Violent commotion; tumult; strife.
Mutiny (v. i.) To rise against, or refuse to obey, lawful authority in military or naval service; to excite, or to be guilty of, mutiny or mutinous conduct; to revolt against one's superior officer, or any rightful authority.
Mutiny (v. i.) To fall into strife; to quarrel.
Mutism (n.) The condition, state, or habit of being mute, or without speech.
Mutter (v. i.) To utter words indistinctly or with a low voice and lips partly closed; esp., to utter indistinct complaints or angry expressions; to grumble; to growl.
Mutter (v. i.) To sound with a low, rumbling noise.
Mutter (v. t.) To utter with imperfect articulations, or with a low voice; as, to mutter threats.
Mutter (n.) Repressed or obscure utterance.
Mutton (n.) A sheep.
Mutton (n.) The flesh of a sheep.
Mutton (n.) A loose woman; a prostitute.
Mutual (a.) Reciprocally acting or related; reciprocally receiving and giving; reciprocally given and received; reciprocal; interchanged; as, a mutual love, advantage, assistance, aversion, etc.
Mutual (a.) Possessed, experienced, or done by two or more persons or things at the same time; common; joint; as, mutual happiness; a mutual effort.
Mutule (n.) A projecting block worked under the corona of the Doric corice, in the same situation as the modillion of the Corinthian and Composite orders. See Illust. of Gutta.
Muzzle (v. i.) The projecting mouth and nose of a quadruped, as of a horse; a snout.
Muzzle (v. i.) The mouth of a thing; the end for entrance or discharge; as, the muzzle of a gun.
Muzzle (v. i.) A fastening or covering (as a band or cage) for the mouth of an animal, to prevent eating or vicious biting.
Muzzle (v. t.) To bind the mouth of; to fasten the mouth of, so as to prevent biting or eating; hence, figuratively, to bind; to sheathe; to restrain from speech or action.
Muzzle (v. t.) To fondle with the closed mouth.
Muzzle (v. i.) To bring the mouth or muzzle near.
Nuance (n.) A shade of difference; a delicate gradation.
Nubbin (n.) A small or imperfect ear of maize.
Nubble (v. t.) To beat or bruise with the fist.
Nubian (a.) Of or pertaining to Nubia in Eastern Africa.
Nubian (n.) A native of Nubia.
Nubile (a.) Of an age suitable for marriage; marriageable.
Nuchal (a.) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the back, or nape, of the neck; -- applied especially to the anterior median plate in the carapace of turtles.
Nuclei (pl. ) of Nucleus
Nucula (n.) A genus of small marine bivalve shells, having a pearly interior.
Nuddle (v. i.) To walk quickly with the head bent forward; -- often with along.
Nudge/ (imp. & p. p.) of Nudge
Nudity (n.) The quality or state of being nude; nakedness.
Nudity (n.) That which is nude or naked; naked part; undraped or unclothed portion; esp. (Fine Arts), the human figure represented unclothed; any representation of nakedness; -- chiefly used in the plural and in a bad sense.
Nugget (n.) A lump; a mass, esp. a native lump of a precious metal; as, a nugget of gold.
Nugify (v. t.) To render trifling or futile; to make silly.
Nulled (a.) Turned so as to resemble nulls.
Numbed (imp. & p. p.) of Numb
Number (n.) That which admits of being counted or reckoned; a unit, or an aggregate of units; a numerable aggregate or collection of individuals; an assemblage made up of distinct things expressible by figures.
Number (n.) A collection of many individuals; a numerous assemblage; a multitude; many.
Number (n.) A numeral; a word or character denoting a number; as, to put a number on a door.
Number (n.) Numerousness; multitude.
Number (n.) The state or quality of being numerable or countable.
Number (n.) Quantity, regarded as made up of an aggregate of separate things.
Number (n.) That which is regulated by count; poetic measure, as divisions of time or number of syllables; hence, poetry, verse; -- chiefly used in the plural.
Number (n.) The distinction of objects, as one, or more than one (in some languages, as one, or two, or more than two), expressed (usually) by a difference in the form of a word; thus, the singular number and the plural number are the names of the forms of a word indicating the objects denoted or referred to by the word as one, or as more than one.
Number (n.) The measure of the relation between quantities or things of the same kind; that abstract species of quantity which is capable of being expressed by figures; numerical value.
Number (n.) To count; to reckon; to ascertain the units of; to enumerate.
Number (n.) To reckon as one of a collection or multitude.
Number (n.) To give or apply a number or numbers to; to assign the place of in a series by order of number; to designate the place of by a number or numeral; as, to number the houses in a street, or the apartments in a building.
Number (n.) To amount; to equal in number; to contain; to consist of; as, the army numbers fifty thousand.
Numero (n.) Number; -- often abbrev. No.
Nuncio (n.) A messenger.
Nuncio (n.) The permanent official representative of the pope at a foreign court or seat of government. Distinguished from a legate a latere, whose mission is temporary in its nature, or for some special purpose. Nuncios are of higher rank than internuncios.
Nuncii (pl. ) of Nuncius
Nuphar (n.) A genus of plants found in the fresh-water ponds or lakes of Europe, Asia, and North America; the yellow water lily. Cf. Nymphaea.
Nupson (n.) A simpleton; a fool.
Nurled (imp. & p. p.) of Nurl
Nursed (imp. & p. p.) of Nurse
Nurser (n.) One who nurses; a nurse; one who cherishes or encourages growth.
Nustle (v. t.) To fondle; to cherish.
Nutted (imp. & p. p.) of Nut
Nutant (a.) Nodding; having the top bent downward.
Nutlet (n.) A small nut; also, the stone of a drupe.
Nutmeg (n.) The kernel of the fruit of the nutmeg tree (Myristica fragrans), a native of the Molucca Islands, but cultivated elsewhere in the tropics.
Nutria (n.) The fur of the coypu. See Coypu.
Nutter (n.) A gatherer of nuts.
Nuzzle (v. t.) To noursle or nurse; to foster; to bring up.
Nuzzle (v. t.) To nestle; to house, as in a nest.
Nuzzle (v. i.) To work with the nose, like a swine in the mud.
Nuzzle (v. i.) To go with head poised like a swine, with nose down.
Nuzzle (v. t.) To hide the head, as a child in the mother's bosom; to nestle.
Nuzzle (v. t.) To loiter; to idle.
Oughne (a.) Own.
Ounded (a.) Alt. of Oundy
Ouphen (a.) Elfish.
Ourang (n.) The orang-outang.
Ourebi (n.) A small, graceful, and swift African antelope, allied to the klipspringer.
Ousted (imp. & p. p.) of Oust
Ouster (n.) A putting out of possession; dispossession; ejection; disseizin.
Outact (v. t.) To do or beyond; to exceed in acting.
Outbar (v. t.) To bar out.
Outbeg (v. t.) To surpass in begging.
Outbid (imp.) of Outbid
Outbid (p. p.) of Outbid
Outbid (v. t.) To exceed or surpass in bidding.
Outbow (v. t.) To excel in bowing.
Outbud (v. i.) To sprout.
Outcry (n.) A vehement or loud cry; a cry of distress, alarm, opposition, or detestation; clamor.
Outcry (n.) Sale at public auction.
Outdid (imp.) of Outdo
Outfit (n.) A fitting out, or equipment, as of a ship for a voyage, or of a person for an expedition in an unoccupied region or residence in a foreign land; things required for equipment; the expense of, or allowance made for, equipment, as by the government of the United States to a diplomatic agent going abroad.
Outfly (v. t.) To surpass in flying; to fly beyond or faster than.
Outher (conj.) Other.
Outing (n.) The act of going out; an airing; an excursion; as, a summer outing.
Outing (n.) A feast given by an apprentice when he is out of his time.
Outjet (n.) That which jets out or projects from anything.
Outlaw (n.) A person excluded from the benefit of the law, or deprived of its protection.
Outlaw (v. t.) To deprive of the benefit and protection of law; to declare to be an outlaw; to proscribe.
Outlaw (v. t.) To remove from legal jurisdiction or enforcement; as, to outlaw a debt or claim; to deprive of legal force.
Outlay (v. t.) To lay out; to spread out; to display.
Outlay (n.) A laying out or expending.
Outlay (n.) That which is expended; expenditure.
Outlay (n.) An outlying haunt.
Outlet (n.) The place or opening by which anything is let out; a passage out; an exit; a vent.
Outlet (v. t.) To let out; to emit.
Outlie (v. t.) To exceed in lying.
Output (n.) The amount of coal or ore put out from one or more mines, or the quantity of material produced by, or turned out from, one or more furnaces or mills, in a given time.
Output (n.) That which is thrown out as products of the metabolic activity of the body; the egesta other than the faeces. See Income.
Outray (v. t.) To outshine.
Outray (v. i.) To spread out in array.
Outran (imp.) of Outrun
Outrun (p. p.) of Outrun
Outrun (v. t.) To exceed, or leave behind, in running; to run faster than; to outstrip; to go beyond.
Outsee (v. t.) To see beyond; to excel in cer/ainty of seeing; to surpass in foresight.
Outset (n.) A setting out, starting, or beginning.
Outsit (v. t.) To remain sitting, or in session, longer than, or beyond the time of; to outstay.
Outtop (v. t.) To overtop.
Outvie (v. t.) To exceed in vying.
Outway (n.) A way out; exit.
Outwin (v. t.) To win a way out of.
Outwit (v. t.) To surpass in wisdom, esp. in cunning; to defeat or overreach by superior craft.
Outwit (n.) The faculty of acquiring wisdom by observation and experience, or the wisdom so acquired; -- opposed to inwit.
Outwoe (v. t.) To exceed in woe.
Pubble (a.) Puffed out, pursy; pudgy; fat.
Public (a.) Of or pertaining to the people; belonging to the people; relating to, or affecting, a nation, state, or community; -- opposed to private; as, the public treasury.
Public (a.) Open to the knowledge or view of all; general; common; notorious; as, public report; public scandal.
Public (a.) Open to common or general use; as, a public road; a public house.
Public (n.) The general body of mankind, or of a nation, state, or community; the people, indefinitely; as, the American public; also, a particular body or aggregation of people; as, an author's public.
Public (n.) A public house; an inn.
Pucker (v. t. & i.) To gather into small folds or wrinkles; to contract into ridges and furrows; to corrugate; -- often with up; as, to pucker up the mouth.
Pucker (n.) A fold; a wrinkle; a collection of folds.
Pucker (n.) A state of perplexity or anxiety; confusion; bother; agitation.
Pucras (n.) See Koklass.
Pudder (v. i.) To make a tumult or bustle; to splash; to make a pother or fuss; to potter; to meddle.
Pudder (v. t.) To perplex; to embarrass; to confuse; to bother; as, to pudder a man.
Pudder (n.) A pother; a tumult; a confused noise; turmoil; bustle.
Puddle (n.) A small quantity of dirty standing water; a muddy plash; a small pool.
Puddle (n.) Clay, or a mixture of clay and sand, kneaded or worked, when wet, to render it impervious to water.
Puddle (v. t.) To make foul or muddy; to pollute with dirt; to mix dirt with (water).
Puddle (v. t.) To make dense or close, as clay or loam, by working when wet, so as to render impervious to water.
Puddle (v. t.) To make impervious to liquids by means of puddle; to apply puddle to.
Puddle (v. t.) To subject to the process of puddling, as iron, so as to convert it from the condition of cast iron to that of wrought iron.
Puddle (v. i.) To make a dirty stir.
Puddly (a.) Consisting of, or resembling, puddles; muddy; foul.
Pueblo (n.) A communistic building erected by certain Indian tribes of Arizona and New Mexico. It is often of large size and several stories high, and is usually built either of stone or adobe. The term is also applied to any Indian village in the same region.
Puerco (n.) A hog.
Puffed (imp. & p. p.) of Puff
Puffer (n.) One who puffs; one who praises with noisy or extravagant commendation.
Puffer (n.) One who is employed by the owner or seller of goods sold at suction to bid up the price; a by-bidder.
Puffer (n.) Any plectognath fish which inflates its body, as the species of Tetrodon and Diodon; -- called also blower, puff-fish, swellfish, and globefish.
Puffer (n.) The common, or harbor, porpoise.
Puffer (n.) A kier.
Puffin (n.) An arctic sea bird Fratercula arctica) allied to the auks, and having a short, thick, swollen beak, whence the name; -- called also bottle nose, cockandy, coulterneb, marrot, mormon, pope, and sea parrot.
Puffin (n.) The puffball.
Puffin (n.) A sort of apple.
Pugged (imp. & p. p.) of Pug
Pugger (v. t.) To pucker.
Puisne (a.) Later in age, time, etc.; subsequent.
Puisne (a.) Puny; petty; unskilled.
Puisne (a.) Younger or inferior in rank; junior; associate; as, a chief justice and three puisne justices of the Court of Common Pleas; the puisne barons of the Court of Exchequer.
Puisne (n.) One who is younger, or of inferior rank; a junior; esp., a judge of inferior rank.
Puisny (a.) Puisne; younger; inferior; petty; unskilled.
Puking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Puke
Puling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pule
Puling (n.) A cry, as of a chicken,; a whining or whimpering.
Puling (a.) Whimpering; whining; childish.
Pulkha (n.) A Laplander's traveling sledge. See Sledge.
Pulled (imp. & p. p.) of Pull
Pulled (a.) Plucked; pilled; moulting.
Pullen (n.) Poultry.
Puller (n.) One who, or that which, pulls.
Pullet (n.) A young hen, or female of the domestic fowl.
Pulley (v. t.) A wheel with a broad rim, or grooved rim, for transmitting power from, or imparting power to, the different parts of machinery, or for changing the direction of motion, by means of a belt, cord, rope, or chain.
Pulley (b. t.) To raise or lift by means of a pulley.
Pullus (n.) A chick; a young bird in the downy stage.
Pulped (imp. & p. p.) of Pulp
Pulpit (n.) An elevated place, or inclosed stage, in a church, in which the clergyman stands while preaching.
Pulpit (n.) The whole body of the clergy; preachers as a class; also, preaching.
Pulpit (n.) A desk, or platform, for an orator or public speaker.
Pulpit (a.) Of or pertaining to the pulpit, or preaching; as, a pulpit orator; pulpit eloquence.
Pulque (n.) An intoxicating Mexican drink. See Agave.
Pulvil (n.) A sweet-scented powder; pulvillio.
Pulvil (v. t.) To apply pulvil to.
Pumice (n.) A very light porous volcanic scoria, usually of a gray color, the pores of which are capillary and parallel, giving it a fibrous structure. It is supposed to be produced by the disengagement of watery vapor without liquid or plastic lava. It is much used, esp. in the form of powder, for smoothing and polishing. Called also pumice stone.
Pummel (n. & v. t.) Same as Pommel.
Pumped (imp. & p. p.) of Pump
Pumper (n.) One who pumps; the instrument or machine used in pumping.
Pumpet (n.) A pompet.
Punned (imp. & p. p.) of Pun
Punchy (a.) Short and thick, or fat.
Puncto (n.) A nice point of form or ceremony.
Puncto (n.) A term applied to the point in fencing.
Pundit (n.) A learned man; a teacher; esp., a Brahman versed in the Sanskrit language, and in the science, laws, and religion of the Hindoos; in Cashmere, any clerk or native official.
Pundle (n.) A short and fat woman; a squab.
Punese (n.) A bedbug.
Punice (n.) See Punese.
Punice (v. t.) To punish.
Punish (v. t.) To impose a penalty upon; to afflict with pain, loss, or suffering for a crime or fault, either with or without a view to the offender's amendment; to cause to suffer in retribution; to chasten; as, to punish traitors with death; a father punishes his child for willful disobedience.
Punish (v. t.) To inflict a penalty for (an offense) upon the offender; to repay, as a fault, crime, etc., with pain or loss; as, to punish murder or treason with death.
Punish (v. t.) To injure, as by beating; to pommel.
Punkin (n.) A pumpkin.
Punner (n.) A punster.
Punnet (n.) A broad, shallow basket, for displaying fruit or flowers.
Punter (v. t.) One who punts; specifically, one who plays against the banker or dealer, as in baccara and faro.
Punter (n.) One who punts a football; also, one who propels a punt.
Puntil (n.) Alt. of Puntel
Puntel (n.) See Pontee.
Pupped (imp. & p. p.) of Pup
Pupate (v. i.) To become a pupa.
Pupelo (n.) Cider brandy.
Puppet (n.) A small image in the human form; a doll.
Puppet (n.) A similar figure moved by the hand or by a wire in a mock drama; a marionette; a wooden actor in a play.
Puppet (n.) One controlled in his action by the will of another; a tool; -- so used in contempt.
Puppet (n.) The upright support for the bearing of the spindle in a lathe.
Purred (imp. & p. p.) of Pur
Purana (n.) One of a class of sacred Hindoo poetical works in the Sanskrit language which treat of the creation, destruction, and renovation of worlds, the genealogy and achievements of gods and heroes, the reigns of the Manus, and the transactions of their descendants. The principal Puranas are eighteen in number, and there are the same number of supplementary books called Upa Puranas.
Purdah (n.) A curtain or screen; also, a cotton fabric in blue and white stripes, used for curtains.
Purely (adv.) In a pure manner (in any sense of the adjective).
Purely (adv.) Nicely; prettily.
Purfle (v. t.) To decorate with a wrought or flowered border; to embroider; to ornament with metallic threads; as, to purfle with blue and white.
Purfle (v. t.) To ornament with a bordure of emines, furs, and the like; also, with gold studs or mountings.
Purfle (n.) Alt. of Purflew
Purged (imp. & p. p.) of Purge
Purger (n.) One who, or that which, purges or cleanses; especially, a cathartic medicine.
Purify (v. t.) To make pure or clear from material defilement, admixture, or imperfection; to free from extraneous or noxious matter; as, to purify liquors or metals; to purify the blood; to purify the air.
Purify (v. t.) Hence, in figurative uses: (a) To free from guilt or moral defilement; as, to purify the heart.
Purify (v. t.) To free from ceremonial or legal defilement.
Purify (v. t.) To free from improprieties or barbarisms; as, to purify a language.
Purify (v. i.) To grow or become pure or clear.
Purism (n.) Rigid purity; the quality of being affectedly pure or nice, especially in the choice of language; over-solicitude as to purity.
Purist (n.) One who aims at excessive purity or nicety, esp. in the choice of language.
Purist (n.) One who maintains that the New Testament was written in pure Greek.
Purity (n.) The condition of being pure.
Purity (n.) freedom from foreign admixture or deleterious matter; as, the purity of water, of wine, of drugs, of metals.
Purity (n.) Cleanness; freedom from foulness or dirt.
Purity (n.) Freedom from guilt or the defilement of sin; innocence; chastity; as, purity of heart or of life.
Purity (n.) Freedom from any sinister or improper motives or views.
Purity (n.) Freedom from foreign idioms, or from barbarous or improper words or phrases; as, purity of style.
Purled (imp. & p. p.) of Purl
Purlin (n.) Alt. of Pur
Purple (n.) A color formed by, or resembling that formed by, a combination of the primary colors red and blue.
Purple (n.) Cloth dyed a purple color, or a garment of such color; especially, a purple robe, worn as an emblem of rank or authority; specifically, the purple rode or mantle worn by Roman emperors as the emblem of imperial dignity; as, to put on the imperial purple.
Purple (n.) Hence: Imperial sovereignty; royal rank, dignity, or favor; loosely and colloquially, any exalted station; great wealth.
Purple (n.) A cardinalate. See Cardinal.
Purple (n.) Any species of large butterflies, usually marked with purple or blue, of the genus Basilarchia (formerly Limenitis) as, the banded purple (B. arthemis). See Illust. under Ursula.
Purple (n.) Any shell of the genus Purpura.
Purple (n.) See Purpura.
Purple (n.) A disease of wheat. Same as Earcockle.
Purple (a.) Exhibiting or possessing the color called purple, much esteemed for its richness and beauty; of a deep red, or red and blue color; as, a purple robe.
Purple (a.) Imperial; regal; -- so called from the color having been an emblem of imperial authority.
Purple (a.) Blood-red; bloody.
Purple (v. t.) To make purple; to dye of purple or deep red color; as, hands purpled with blood.
Purpre (n. & a.) Purple.
Purree (n.) A yellow coloring matter. See Euxanthin.
Pursed (imp. & p. p.) of Purse
Purser (n.) A commissioned officer in the navy who had charge of the provisions, clothing, and public moneys on shipboard; -- now called paymaster.
Purser (n.) A clerk on steam passenger vessels whose duty it is to keep the accounts of the vessels, such as the receipt of freight, tickets, etc.
Purser (n.) Colloquially, any paymaster or cashier.
Purset (n.) A purse or purse net.
Pursue (v. t.) To follow with a view to overtake; to follow eagerly, or with haste; to chase; as, to pursue a hare.
Pursue (v. t.) To seek; to use or adopt measures to obtain; as, to pursue a remedy at law.
Pursue (v. t.) To proceed along, with a view to some and or object; to follow; to go in; as, Captain Cook pursued a new route; the administration pursued a wise course.
Pursue (v. t.) To prosecute; to be engaged in; to continue.
Pursue (v. t.) To follow as an example; to imitate.
Pursue (v. t.) To follow with enmity; to persecute; to call to account.
Pursue (v. i.) To go in pursuit; to follow.
Pursue (v. i.) To go on; to proceed, especially in argument or discourse; to continue.
Pursue (v. i.) To follow a matter judicially, as a complaining party; to act as a prosecutor.
Purvey (v. t.) To furnish or provide, as with a convenience, provisions, or the like.
Purvey (v. t.) To procure; to get.
Purvey (v. i.) To purchase provisions; to provide; to make provision.
Purvey (v. i.) To pander; -- with to.
Pusane (n.) A piece of armor for the breast; often, an addition to, or reenforcement of. the breastplate; -- called also pesane.
Pushed (imp. & p. p.) of Push
Pusher (n.) One who, or that which, pushes.
Pusley (n.) Purslane.
Putage (n.) Prostitution or fornication on the part of a woman.
Puteal (n.) An inclosure surrounding a well to prevent persons from falling into it; a well curb.
Puteli (n.) Same as Patela.
Putery (n.) Putage.
Putlog (n.) One of the short pieces of timber on which the planks forming the floor of a scaffold are laid, -- one end resting on the ledger of the scaffold, and the other in a hole left in the wall temporarily for the purpose.
Putour (n.) A keeper of a brothel; a procurer.
Putrid (a.) Tending to decomposition or decay; decomposed; rotten; -- said of animal or vegetable matter; as, putrid flesh. See Putrefaction.
Putrid (a.) Indicating or proceeding from a decayed state of animal or vegetable matter; as, a putrid smell.
Putter (n.) One who puts or plates.
Putter (n.) Specifically, one who pushes the small wagons in a coal mine, and the like.
Putter (v. i.) To act inefficiently or idly; to trifle; to potter.
Put-up (a.) Arranged; plotted; -- in a bad sense; as, a put-up job.
Puzzel (n.) A harlot; a drab; a hussy.
Puzzle (v.) Something which perplexes or embarrasses; especially, a toy or a problem contrived for testing ingenuity; also, something exhibiting marvelous skill in making.
Puzzle (v.) The state of being puzzled; perplexity; as, to be in a puzzle.
Puzzle (v. t.) To perplex; to confuse; to embarrass; to put to a stand; to nonplus.
Puzzle (v. t.) To make intricate; to entangle.
Puzzle (v. t.) To solve by ingenuity, as a puzzle; -- followed by out; as, to puzzle out a mystery.
Puzzle (v. i.) To be bewildered, or perplexed.
Puzzle (v. i.) To work, as at a puzzle; as, to puzzle over a problem.
Quacha (n.) The quagga.
Quadra (n.) The plinth, or lowest member, of any pedestal, podium, water table, or the like.
Quadra (n.) A fillet, or listel.
Quaere (v. imperative.) Inquire; question; see; -- used to signify doubt or to suggest investigation.
Quagga (n.) A South African wild ass (Equus, / Hippotigris, quagga). The upper parts are reddish brown, becoming paler behind and behind and beneath, with dark stripes on the face, neck, and fore part of the body.
Quaggy (a.) Of the nature of a quagmire; yielding or trembling under the foot, as soft, wet earth; spongy; boggy.
Quahog (n.) Alt. of Quahaug
Quaigh (n.) Alt. of Quaich
Quaich (n.) A small shallow cup or drinking vessel.
Quaily (n.) The upland plover.
Quaint (a.) Prudent; wise; hence, crafty; artful; wily.
Quaint (a.) Characterized by ingenuity or art; finely fashioned; skillfully wrought; elegant; graceful; nice; neat.
Quaint (a.) Curious and fanciful; affected; odd; whimsical; antique; archaic; singular; unusual; as, quaint architecture; a quaint expression.
Quaked (imp. & p. p.) of Quake
Quaker (n.) One who quakes.
Quaker (n.) One of a religious sect founded by George Fox, of Leicestershire, England, about 1650, -- the members of which call themselves Friends. They were called Quakers, originally, in derision. See Friend, n., 4.
Quaker (n.) The nankeen bird.
Quaker (n.) The sooty albatross.
Quaker (n.) Any grasshopper or locust of the genus (Edipoda; -- so called from the quaking noise made during flight.
Quandy (n.) The old squaw.
Quanta (pl. ) of Quantum
Quarry (n.) Same as 1st Quarrel.
Quarry (a.) Quadrate; square.
Quarry (n.) A part of the entrails of the beast taken, given to the hounds.
Quarry (n.) A heap of game killed.
Quarry (n.) The object of the chase; the animal hunted for; game; especially, the game hunted with hawks.
Quarry (v. i.) To secure prey; to prey, as a vulture or harpy.
Quarry (n.) A place, cavern, or pit where stone is taken from the rock or ledge, or dug from the earth, for building or other purposes; a stone pit. See 5th Mine (a).
Quarry (v. t.) To dig or take from a quarry; as, to quarry marble.
Quarte (n.) Same as 2d Carte.
Quarto (a.) Having four leaves to the sheet; of the form or size of a quarto.
Quarto (n.) Originally, a book of the size of the fourth of sheet of printing paper; a size leaves; in present usage, a book of a square or nearly square form, and usually of large size.
Quartz (n.) A form of silica, or silicon dioxide (SiO2), occurring in hexagonal crystals, which are commonly colorless and transparent, but sometimes also yellow, brown, purple, green, and of other colors; also in cryptocrystal
Quasje (n.) The brown coati. See Coati.
Quatch (a.) Squat; flat.
Quatre (n.) A card, die. or domino, having four spots, or pips
Quaver (v. i.) To tremble; to vibrate; to shake.
Quaver (v. i.) Especially, to shake the voice; to utter or form sound with rapid or tremulous vibrations, as in singing; also, to trill on a musical instrument
Quaver (v. t.) To utter with quavers.
Quaver (n.) A shake, or rapid and tremulous vibration, of the voice, or of an instrument of music.
Quaver (n.) An eighth note. See Eighth.
Queach (n.) A thick, bushy plot; a thicket.
Queach (v. i.) To stir; to move. See Quick, v. i.
Queasy (a.) Sick at the stomach; affected with nausea; inc
Queasy (a.) Fastidious; squeamish; delicate; easily disturbed; unsettled; ticklish.
Queest (n.) The European ringdove (Columba palumbus); the cushat.
Queint (a.) See Quaint.
Queint () imp. & p. p. of Quench.
Quench (v. t.) To extinguish; to overwhelm; to make an end of; -- said of flame and fire, of things burning, and figuratively of sensations and emotions; as, to quench flame; to quench a candle; to quench thirst, love, hate, etc.
Quench (v. t.) To cool suddenly, as heated steel, in tempering.
Quench (v. i.) To become extinguished; to go out; to become calm or cool.
Querpo (n.) The inner or body garments taken together. See Cuerpo.
Querry (n.) A groom; an equerry.
Quesal (n.) The long-tailed, or resplendent, trogon (Pharomachus mocinno, formerly Trogon resplendens), native of Southern Mexico and Central America. Called also quetzal, and golden trogon.
Quidam (n.) Somebody; one unknown.
Quince (n.) The fruit of a shrub (Cydonia vulgaris) belonging to the same tribe as the apple. It somewhat resembles an apple, but differs in having many seeds in each carpel. It has hard flesh of high flavor, but very acid, and is largely used for marmalade, jelly, and preserves.
Quince (n.) a quince tree or shrub.
Quinch (v. i.) To stir; to wince.
Quinia (n.) Quinine.
Quinic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or connected with, quinine and related compounds; specifically, designating a nonnitrogenous acid obtained from cinchona bark, coffee, beans, etc., as a white crystal
Quinoa (n.) The seeds of a kind of goosewort (Chenopodium Quinoa), used in Chili and Peru for making porridge or cakes; also, food thus made.
Quinsy (n.) An inflammation of the throat, or parts adjacent, especially of the fauces or tonsils, attended by considerable swelling, painful and impeded deglutition, and accompanied by inflammatory fever. It sometimes creates danger of suffocation; -- called also squinancy, and squinzey.
Quinze (n.) A game at cards in which the object is to make fifteen points.
Quipus (pl. ) of Quipu
Quirky (a.) Full of quirks; tricky; as, a quirky lawyer.
Quitch (n.) Same as Quitch grass.
Quitch (n.) Figuratively: A vice; a taint; an evil.
Quitly (adv.) Quite.
Quiver (a.) Nimble; active.
Quiver (v. i.) To shake or move with slight and tremulous motion; to tremble; to quake; to shudder; to shiver.
Quiver (n.) The act or state of quivering; a tremor.
Quiver (n.) A case or sheath for arrows to be carried on the person.
Quorum (n.) Such a number of the officers or members of any body as is competent by law or constitution to transact business; as, a quorum of the House of Representatives; a constitutional quorum was not present.
Quoted (imp. & p. p.) of Quote
Quoter (n.) One who quotes the words of another.
Quotha (interj.) Indeed; forsooth.
Quotum (n.) Part or proportion; quota.
Rubbed (imp. & p. p.) of Rub
Rubato (a.) Robbed; borrowed.
Rubber (n.) One who, or that which, rubs.
Rubber (n.) An instrument or thing used in rubbing, polishing, or cleaning.
Rubber (n.) A coarse file, or the rough part of a file.
Rubber (n.) A whetstone; a rubstone.
Rubber (n.) An eraser, usually made of caoutchouc.
Rubber (n.) The cushion of an electrical machine.
Rubber (n.) One who performs massage, especially in a Turkish bath.
Rubber (n.) Something that chafes or annoys; hence, something that grates on the feelings; a sarcasm; a rub.
Rubber (n.) In some games, as whist, the odd game, as the third or the fifth, when there is a tie between the players; as, to play the rubber; also, a contest determined by the winning of two out of three games; as, to play a rubber of whist.
Rubber (n.) India rubber; caoutchouc.
Rubber (n.) An overshoe made of India rubber.
Rubble (n.) Water-worn or rough broken stones; broken bricks, etc., used in coarse masonry, or to fill up between the facing courses of walls.
Rubble (n.) Rough stone as it comes from the quarry; also, a quarryman's term for the upper fragmentary and decomposed portion of a mass of stone; brash.
Rubble (n.) A mass or stratum of fragments or rock lying under the alluvium, and derived from the neighboring rock.
Rubble (n.) The whole of the bran of wheat before it is sorted into pollard, bran, etc.
Rubbly (a.) Relating to, or containing, rubble.
Rubian (n.) One of several color-producing glycosides found in madder root.
Rubify (v. t.) To redden.
Rubigo (n.) same as Rust, n., 2.
Rubric (n.) That part of any work in the early manuscripts and typography which was colored red, to distinguish it from other portions.
Rubric (n.) A titlepage, or part of it, especially that giving the date and place of printing; also, the initial letters, etc., when printed in red.
Rubric (n.) The title of a statute; -- so called as being anciently written in red letters.
Rubric (n.) The directions and rules for the conduct of service, formerly written or printed in red; hence, also, an ecclesiastical or episcopal injunction; -- usually in the plural.
Rubric (n.) Hence, that which is established or settled, as by authority; a thing definitely settled or fixed.
Rubric (v. t.) To adorn ith red; to redden; to rubricate.
Rubric (a.) Alt. of Rubrical
Rubies (pl. ) of Ruby
Rubied (imp. & p. p.) of Ruby
Rucked (imp. & p. p.) of Ruck
Rudder (n.) A riddle or sieve.
Rudder (n.) The mechanical appliance by means of which a vessel is guided or steered when in motion. It is a broad and flat blade made of wood or iron, with a long shank, and is fastened in an upright position, usually by one edge, to the sternpost of the vessel in such a way that it can be turned from side to side in the water by means of a tiller, wheel, or other attachment.
Rudder (n.) Fig.: That which resembles a rudder as a guide or governor; that which guides or governs the course.
Ruddle (v. t.) To raddle or twist.
Ruddle (n.) A riddle or sieve.
Ruddle (n.) A species of red earth colored by iron sesquioxide; red ocher.
Ruddle (v. t.) To mark with ruddle; to raddle; to rouge.
Rudish (a.) Somewhat rude.
Rudity (n.) Rudeness; ignorance.
Rueful (a.) Causing one to rue or lament; woeful; mournful; sorrowful.
Rueful (a.) Expressing sorrow.
Ruelle (n.) A private circle or assembly at a private house; a circle.
Ruffed (imp. & p. p.) of Ruff
Ruffed (a.) Furnished with a ruff.
Ruffin (a.) Disordered.
Ruffle (v. t.) To make into a ruff; to draw or contract into puckers, plaits, or folds; to wrinkle.
Ruffle (v. t.) To furnish with ruffles; as, to ruffle a shirt.
Ruffle (v. t.) To oughen or disturb the surface of; to make uneven by agitation or commotion.
Ruffle (v. t.) To erect in a ruff, as feathers.
Ruffle (v. t.) To beat with the ruff or ruffle, as a drum.
Ruffle (v. t.) To discompose; to agitate; to disturb.
Ruffle (v. t.) To throw into disorder or confusion.
Ruffle (v. t.) To throw together in a disorderly manner.
Ruffle (v. i.) To grow rough, boisterous, or turbulent.
Ruffle (v. i.) To become disordered; to play loosely; to flutter.
Ruffle (v. i.) To be rough; to jar; to be in contention; hence, to put on airs; to swagger.
Ruffle (v. t. & i.) That which is ruffled; specifically, a strip of lace, cambric, or other fine cloth, plaited or gathered on one edge or in the middle, and used as a trimming; a frill.
Ruffle (v. t. & i.) A state of being ruffled or disturbed; disturbance; agitation; commotion; as, to put the mind in a ruffle.
Ruffle (v. t. & i.) A low, vibrating beat of a drum, not so loud as a roll; -- called also ruff.
Ruffle (v. t. & i.) The connected series of large egg capsules, or oothecae, of any one of several species of American marine gastropods of the genus Fulgur. See Ootheca.
Rufous (a.) Reddish; of a yellowish red or brownish red color; tawny.
Rugate (a.) Having alternate ridges and depressions; wrinkled.
Rugged (n.) Full of asperities on the surface; broken into sharp or irregular points, or otherwise uneven; not smooth; rough; as, a rugged mountain; a rugged road.
Rugged (n.) Not neat or regular; uneven.
Rugged (n.) Rough with bristles or hair; shaggy.
Rugged (n.) Harsh; hard; crabbed; austere; -- said of temper, character, and the like, or of persons.
Rugged (n.) Stormy; turbulent; tempestuous; rude.
Rugged (n.) Rough to the ear; harsh; grating; -- said of sound, style, and the like.
Rugged (n.) Sour; surly; frowning; wrinkled; -- said of looks, etc.
Rugged (n.) Violent; rude; boisterrous; -- said of conduct, manners, etc.
Rugged (n.) Vigorous; robust; hardy; -- said of health, physique, etc.
Rugine (n.) An instrument for scraping the periosteum from bones; a raspatory.
Rugine (v. t.) To scrape or rasp, as a bone; to scale.
Rugosa (n. pl.) An extinct tribe of fossil corals, including numerous species, many of them of large size. They are characteristic of the Paleozoic formations. The radiating septs, when present, are usually in multiples of four. See Cyathophylloid.
Rugose (a.) Wrinkled; full of wrinkles; specifically (Bot.), having the veinlets sunken and the spaces between them elevated, as the leaves of the sage and horehound.
Rugous (a.) Wrinkled; rugose.
Ruined (imp. & p. p.) of Ruin
Ruiner (n.) One who, or that which, ruins.
Ruling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rule
Ruling (a.) Predominant; chief; reigning; controlling; as, a ruling passion; a ruling sovereign.
Ruling (a.) Used in marking or engraving
Ruling (n.) The act of one who rules; ruled
Ruling (n.) A decision or rule of a judge or a court, especially an oral decision, as in excluding evidence.
Rumble (v. i.) To make a low, heavy, continued sound; as, the thunder rumbles at a distance.
Rumble (v. i.) To murmur; to ripple.
Rumble (n.) A noisy report; rumor.
Rumble (n.) A low, heavy, continuous sound like that made by heavy wagons or the reverberation of thunder; a confused noise; as, the rumble of a railroad train.
Rumble (n.) A seat for servants, behind the body of a carriage.
Rumble (n.) A rotating cask or box in which small articles are smoothed or polished by friction against each other.
Rumble (v. t.) To cause to pass through a rumble, or shaking machine. See Rumble, n., 4.
Rumkin (n.) A popular or jocular name for a drinking vessel.
Rummer (n.) A large and tall glass, or drinking cup.
Rumney (n.) A sort of Spanish wine.
Rumper (n.) A member or a supporter of the Rump Parliament.
Rumple (v. t. & i.) To make uneven; to form into irregular inequalities; to wrinkle; to crumple; as, to rumple an apron or a cravat.
Rumple (n.) A fold or plait; a wrinkle.
Rumply (a.) Rumpled.
Rumpus (n.) A disturbance; noise and confusion; a quarrel.
Rundel (n.) A moat with water in it; also, a small stream; a runlet.
Rundel (n.) A circle.
Rundle (n.) A round; a step of a ladder; a rung.
Rundle (n.) A ball.
Rundle (n.) Something which rotates about an axis, as a wheel, or the drum of a capstan.
Rundle (n.) One of the pins or trundles of a lantern wheel.
Runlet (n.) A little run or stream; a streamlet; a brook.
Runlet (n.) Same as Rundlet.
Runnel (n.) A rivulet or small brook.
Runner (n.) One who, or that which, runs; a racer.
Runner (n.) A detective.
Runner (n.) A messenger.
Runner (n.) A smuggler.
Runner (n.) One employed to solicit patronage, as for a steamboat, hotel, shop, etc.
Runner (n.) A slender trailing branch which takes root at the joints or end and there forms new plants, as in the strawberry and the common cinquefoil.
Runner (n.) The rotating stone of a set of millstones.
Runner (n.) A rope rove through a block and used to increase the mechanical power of a tackle.
Runner (n.) One of the pieces on which a sled or sleigh slides; also the part or blade of a skate which slides on the ice.
Runner (n.) A horizontal channel in a mold, through which the metal flows to the cavity formed by the pattern; also, the waste metal left in such a channel.
Runner (n.) A trough or channel for leading molten metal from a furnace to a ladle, mold, or pig bed.
Runner (n.) The movable piece to which the ribs of an umbrella are attached.
Runner (n.) A food fish (Elagatis pinnulatus) of Florida and the West Indies; -- called also skipjack, shoemaker, and yellowtail. The name alludes to its rapid successive leaps from the water.
Runner (n.) Any cursorial bird.
Runner (n.) A movable slab or rubber used in grinding or polishing a surface of stone.
Runner (n.) A tool on which lenses are fastened in a group, for polishing or grinding.
Runnet (n.) See Rennet.
Runway (n.) The channel of a stream.
Runway (n.) The beaten path made by deer or other animals in passing to and from their feeding grounds.
Rupial (a.) Of or pertaining to rupia.
Rushed (imp. & p. p.) of Rush
Rushed (a.) Abounding or covered with rushes.
Rusher (n.) One who rushes.
Rusher (n.) One who strewed rushes on the floor at dances.
Rusine (a.) Of, like, or pertaining to, a deer of the genus Rusa, which includes the sambur deer (Rusa Aristotelis) of India.
Russet (a.) Of a reddish brown color, or (by some called) a red gray; of the color composed of blue, red, and yellow in equal strength, but unequal proportions, namely, two parts of red to one each of blue and yellow; also, of a yellowish brown color.
Russet (a.) Coarse; homespun; rustic.
Russet (n.) A russet color; a pigment of a russet color.
Russet (n.) Cloth or clothing of a russet color.
Russet (n.) A country dress; -- so called because often of a russet color.
Russet (n.) An apple, or a pear, of a russet color; as, the English russet, and the Roxbury russet.
Russia (n.) A country of Europe and Asia.
Rusted (imp. & p. p.) of Rust
Rustic (a.) Of or pertaining to the country; rural; as, the rustic gods of antiquity.
Rustic (a.) Rude; awkward; rough; unpolished; as, rustic manners.
Rustic (a.) Coarse; plain; simple; as, a rustic entertainment; rustic dress.
Rustic (a.) Simple; artless; unadorned; unaffected.
Rustic (n.) An inhabitant of the country, especially one who is rude, coarse, or dull; a clown.
Rustic (n.) A rural person having a natural simplicity of character or manners; an artless, unaffected person.
Rustle (v. i.) To make a quick succession of small sounds, like the rubbing or moving of silk cloth or dry leaves.
Rustle (v. i.) To stir about energetically; to strive to succeed; to bustle about.
Rustle (v. t.) To cause to rustle; as, the wind rustles the leaves.
Rustle (n.) A quick succession or confusion of small sounds, like those made by shaking leaves or straw, by rubbing silk, or the like; a rustling.
Rutted (imp. & p. p.) of Rut
Rutate (n.) A salt of rutic acid.
Rutile (n.) A mineral usually of a reddish brown color, and brilliant metallic adamantine luster, occurring in tetragonal crystals. In composition it is titanium dioxide, like octahedrite and brookite.
Rutter (n.) A horseman or trooper.
Rutter (n.) That which ruts.
Ruttle (n.) A rattling sound in the throat arising from difficulty of breathing; a rattle.
Suable (a.) Capable of being sued; subject by law to be called to answer in court.
Subact (v. t.) To reduce; to subdue.
Subash (n.) A province; a government, as of a viceroy; also, a subahdar.
Subaid (v. t.) To aid secretly; to assist in a private manner, or indirectly.
Subaud (v. t.) To understand or supply in an ellipsis.
Subdue (v. t.) To bring under; to conquer by force or the exertion of superior power, and bring into permanent subjection; to reduce under dominion; to vanquish.
Subdue (v. t.) To overpower so as to disable from further resistance; to crush.
Subdue (v. t.) To destroy the force of; to overcome; as, medicines subdue a fever.
Subdue (v. t.) To render submissive; to bring under command; to reduce to mildness or obedience; to tame; as, to subdue a stubborn child; to subdue the temper or passions.
Subdue (v. t.) To overcome, as by persuasion or other mild means; as, to subdue opposition by argument or entreaties.
Subdue (v. t.) To reduce to tenderness; to melt; to soften; as, to subdue ferocity by tears.
Subdue (v. t.) To make mellow; to break, as land; also, to destroy, as weeds.
Subdue (v. t.) To reduce the intensity or degree of; to tone down; to soften; as, to subdue the brilliancy of colors.
Subito (adv.) In haste; quickly; rapidly.
Sublet (imp. & p. p.) of Sublet
Sublet (v. t.) To underlet; to lease, as when a lessee leases to another person.
Submit (v. t.) To let down; to lower.
Submit (v. t.) To put or place under.
Submit (v. t.) To yield, resign, or surrender to power, will, or authority; -- often with the reflexive pronoun.
Submit (v. t.) To leave or commit to the discretion or judgment of another or others; to refer; as, to submit a controversy to arbitrators; to submit a question to the court; -- often followed by a dependent proposition as the object.
Submit (v. i.) To yield one's person to the power of another; to give up resistance; to surrender.
Submit (v. i.) To yield one's opinion to the opinion of authority of another; to be subject; to acquiesce.
Submit (v. i.) To be submissive or resigned; to yield without murmuring.
Subnex (v. t.) To subjoin; to subnect.
Suborn (v. t.) To procure or cause to take a false oath amounting to perjury, such oath being actually taken.
Suborn (v. t.) To procure privately, or by collusion; to procure by indirect means; to incite secretly; to instigate.
Subtle (superl.) Sly in design; artful; cunning; insinuating; subtile; -- applied to persons; as, a subtle foe.
Subtle (superl.) Cunningly devised; crafty; treacherous; as, a subtle stratagem.
Subtle (superl.) Characterized by refinement and niceness in drawing distinctions; nicely discriminating; -- said of persons; as, a subtle logician; refined; tenuous; sinuous; insinuating; hence, penetrative or pervasive; -- said of the mind; its faculties, or its operations; as, a subtle intellect; a subtle imagination; a subtle process of thought; also, difficult of apprehension; elusive.
Subtle (superl.) Smooth and deceptive.
Subtly (adv.) In a subtle manner; slyly; artfully; cunningly.
Subtly (adv.) Nicely; delicately.
Subtly (adv.) Deceitfully; delusively.
Suburb (n.) An outlying part of a city or town; a smaller place immediately adjacent to a city; in the plural, the region which is on the confines of any city or large town; as, a house stands in the suburbs; a garden situated in the suburbs of Paris.
Suburb (n.) Hence, the confines; the outer part; the environment.
Subway (n.) An underground way or gallery; especially, a passage under a street, in which water mains, gas mains, telegraph wires, etc., are conducted.
Succor (v. t.) To run to, or run to support; hence, to help or relieve when in difficulty, want, or distress; to assist and deliver from suffering; to relieve; as, to succor a besieged city.
Succor (v. t.) Aid; help; assistance; esp., assistance that relieves and delivers from difficulty, want, or distress.
Succor (v. t.) The person or thing that brings relief.
Succus (n.) The expressed juice of a plant, for medicinal use.
Sucked (imp. & p. p.) of Suck
Sucken (n.) The jurisdiction of a mill, or that extent of ground astricted to it, the tenants of which are bound to bring their grain thither to be ground.
Sucker (n.) One who, or that which, sucks; esp., one of the organs by which certain animals, as the octopus and remora, adhere to other bodies.
Sucker (n.) A suckling; a sucking animal.
Sucker (n.) The embolus, or bucket, of a pump; also, the valve of a pump basket.
Sucker (n.) A pipe through which anything is drawn.
Sucker (n.) A small piece of leather, usually round, having a string attached to the center, which, when saturated with water and pressed upon a stone or other body having a smooth surface, adheres, by reason of the atmospheric pressure, with such force as to enable a considerable weight to be thus lifted by the string; -- used by children as a plaything.
Sucker (n.) A shoot from the roots or lower part of the stem of a plant; -- so called, perhaps, from diverting nourishment from the body of the plant.
Sucker (n.) Any one of numerous species of North American fresh-water cyprinoid fishes of the family Catostomidae; so called because the lips are protrusile. The flesh is coarse, and they are of little value as food. The most common species of the Eastern United States are the northern sucker (Catostomus Commersoni), the white sucker (C. teres), the hog sucker (C. nigricans), and the chub, or sweet sucker (Erimyzon sucetta). Some of the large Western species are called buffalo fish, red horse,
Sucker (n.) The remora.
Sucker (n.) The lumpfish.
Sucker (n.) The hagfish, or myxine.
Sucker (n.) A California food fish (Menticirrus undulatus) closely allied to the kingfish (a); -- called also bagre.
Sucker (n.) A parasite; a sponger. See def. 6, above.
Sucker (n.) A hard drinker; a soaker.
Sucker (n.) A greenhorn; one easily gulled.
Sucker (n.) A nickname applied to a native of Illinois.
Sucker (v. t.) To strip off the suckers or shoots from; to deprive of suckers; as, to sucker maize.
Sucker (v. i.) To form suckers; as, corn suckers abundantly.
Sucket (v. t.) A sweetmeat; a dainty morsel.
Suckle (n.) A teat.
Suckle (v. t.) To give suck to; to nurse at the breast.
Suckle (v. i.) To nurse; to suck.
Sudary (n.) A napkin or handkerchief.
Sudden (a.) Happening without previous notice or with very brief notice; coming unexpectedly, or without the common preparation; immediate; instant; speedy.
Sudden (a.) Hastly prepared or employed; quick; rapid.
Sudden (a.) Hasty; violent; rash; precipitate.
Sudden (adv.) Suddenly; unexpectedly.
Sudden (n.) An unexpected occurrence; a surprise.
Suffer (v. t.) To feel, or endure, with pain, annoyance, etc.; to submit to with distress or grief; to undergo; as, to suffer pain of body, or grief of mind.
Suffer (v. t.) To endure or undergo without sinking; to support; to sustain; to bear up under.
Suffer (v. t.) To undergo; to be affected by; to sustain; to experience; as, most substances suffer a change when long exposed to air and moisture; to suffer loss or damage.
Suffer (v. t.) To allow; to permit; not to forbid or hinder; to tolerate.
Suffer (v. i.) To feel or undergo pain of body or mind; to bear what is inconvenient; as, we suffer from pain, sickness, or sorrow; we suffer with anxiety.
Suffer (v. i.) To undergo punishment; specifically, to undergo the penalty of death.
Suffer (v. i.) To be injured; to sustain loss or damage.
Suffix (n.) A letter, letters, syllable, or syllables added or appended to the end of a word or a root to modify the meaning; a postfix.
Suffix (n.) A subscript mark, number, or letter. See Subscript, a.
Suffix (v. t.) To add or annex to the end, as a letter or syllable to a word; to append.
Sufism (n.) A refined mysticism among certain classes of Mohammedans, particularly in Persia, who hold to a kind of pantheism and practice extreme asceticism in their lives.
Sugary (a.) Fond of sugar or sweet things; as, a sugary palate.
Suggil (v. t.) To defame.
Suited (imp. & p. p.) of Suit
Suitor (n.) One who sues, petitions, or entreats; a petitioner; an applicant.
Suitor (n.) Especially, one who solicits a woman in marriage; a wooer; a lover.
Suitor (n.) One who sues or prosecutes a demand in court; a party to a suit, as a plaintiff, petitioner, etc.
Suitor (n.) One who attends a court as plaintiff, defendant, petitioner, appellant, witness, juror, or the like.
Sulcus (n.) A furrow; a groove; a fissure.
Sulker (n.) One who sulks.
Sullen (a.) Lonely; solitary; desolate.
Sullen (a.) Gloomy; dismal; foreboding.
Sullen (a.) Mischievous; malignant; unpropitious.
Sullen (a.) Gloomily angry and silent; cross; sour; affected with ill humor; morose.
Sullen (a.) Obstinate; intractable.
Sullen (a.) Heavy; dull; sluggish.
Sullen (n.) One who is solitary, or lives alone; a hermit.
Sullen (n.) Sullen feelings or manners; sulks; moroseness; as, to have the sullens.
Sullen (v. t.) To make sullen or sluggish.
Sultan (n.) A ruler, or sovereign, of a Mohammedan state; specifically, the ruler of the Turks; the Padishah, or Grand Seignior; -- officially so called.
Sultry (superl.) Very hot, burning, and oppressive; as, Libya's sultry deserts.
Sultry (superl.) Very hot and moist, or hot, close, stagnant, and oppressive, as air.
Summed (imp. & p. p.) of Sum
Sumach (n.) Any plant of the genus Rhus, shrubs or small trees with usually compound leaves and clusters of small flowers. Some of the species are used in tanning, some in dyeing, and some in medicine. One, the Japanese Rhus vernicifera, yields the celebrated Japan varnish, or lacquer.
Sumach (n.) The powdered leaves, peduncles, and young branches of certain species of the sumac plant, used in tanning and dyeing.
Sumbul (n.) The musky root of an Asiatic umbelliferous plant, Ferula Sumbul. It is used in medicine as a stimulant.
Summer (v.) One who sums; one who casts up an account.
Summer (n.) A large stone or beam placed horizontally on columns, piers, posts, or the like, serving for various uses. Specifically: (a) The lintel of a door or window. (b) The commencement of a cross vault. (c) A central floor timber, as a girder, or a piece reaching from a wall to a girder. Called also summertree.
Summer (n.) The season of the year in which the sun shines most directly upon any region; the warmest period of the year.
Summer (v. i.) To pass the summer; to spend the warm season; as, to summer in Switzerland.
Summer (v. t.) To keep or carry through the summer; to feed during the summer; as, to summer stock.
Summit (n.) The top; the highest point.
Summit (n.) The highest degree; the utmost elevation; the acme; as, the summit of human fame.
Summit (n.) The most elevated part of a bivalve shell, or the part in which the hinge is situated.
Summon (v. t.) To call, bid, or cite; to notify to come to appear; -- often with up.
Summon (v. t.) To give notice to, or command to appear, as in court; to cite by authority; as, to summon witnesses.
Summon (v. t.) To call upon to surrender, as a fort.
Sumner (n.) A summoner.
Sumoom (n.) See Simoom.
Sunned (imp. & p. p.) of Sun
Sunbow (n.) A rainbow; an iris.
Sunday (n.) The first day of the week, -- consecrated among Christians to rest from secular employments, and to religious worship; the Christian Sabbath; the Lord's Day.
Sunday (a.) Belonging to the Christian Sabbath.
Sunder (v. t.) To disunite in almost any manner, either by rending, cutting, or breaking; to part; to put or keep apart; to separate; to divide; to sever; as, to sunder a rope; to sunder a limb; to sunder friends.
Sunder (v. i.) To part; to separate.
Sunder (v. t.) A separation into parts; a division or severance.
Sunder (v. t.) To expose to the sun and wind.
Sundew (n.) Any plant of the genus Drosera, low bog plants whose leaves are beset with pediceled glands which secrete a viscid fluid that glitters like dewdrops and attracts and detains insects. After an insect is caught, the glands curve inward like tentacles and the leaf digests it. Called also lustwort.
Sundog (n.) A luminous spot occasionally seen a few degrees from the sun, supposed to be formed by the intersection of two or more halos, or in a manner similar to that of halos.
Sundry (v. t.) Several; divers; more than one or two; various.
Sundry (v. t.) Separate; diverse.
Sunken (a.) Lying on the bottom of a river or other water; sunk.
Sunlit (a.) Lighted by the sun.
Sunnud (n.) A charter or warrant; also, a deed of gift.
Sunset (n.) Alt. of Sunsetting
Supped (imp. & p. p.) of Sup
Supawn (n.) Boiled Indian meal; hasty pudding; mush.
Superb (a.) Grand; magnificent; august; stately; as, a superb edifice; a superb colonnade.
Superb (a.) Rich; elegant; as, superb furniture or decorations.
Superb (a.) Showy; excellent; grand; as, a superb exhibition.
Supine (a.) Lying on the back, or with the face upward; -- opposed to prone.
Supine (a.) Leaning backward, or inclining with exposure to the sun; sloping; inc
Supine (a.) Negligent; heedless; indolent; listless.
Supine (n.) A verbal noun; or (according to C.F.Becker), a case of the infinitive mood ending in -um and -u, that in -um being sometimes called the former supine, and that in -u the latter supine.
Supper (n.) A meal taken at the close of the day; the evening meal.
Supper (v. i.) To take supper; to sup.
Supper (v. t.) To supply with supper.
Supple (a.) Pliant; flexible; easily bent; as, supple joints; supple fingers.
Supple (a.) Yielding compliant; not obstinate; submissive to guidance; as, a supple horse.
Supple (a.) Bending to the humor of others; flattering; fawning; obsequious.
Supple (v. t.) To make soft and pliant; to render flexible; as, to supple leather.
Supple (v. t.) To make compliant, submissive, or obedient.
Supple (v. i.) To become soft and pliant.
Supply (v. t.) To fill up, or keep full; to furnish with what is wanted; to afford, or furnish with, a sufficiency; as, rivers are supplied by smaller streams; an aqueduct supplies an artificial lake; -- often followed by with before the thing furnished; as, to supply a furnace with fuel; to supply soldiers with ammunition.
Supply (v. t.) To serve instead of; to take the place of.
Supply (v. t.) To fill temporarily; to serve as substitute for another in, as a vacant place or office; to occupy; to have possession of; as, to supply a pulpit.
Supply (v. t.) To give; to bring or furnish; to provide; as, to supply money for the war.
Supply (n.) The act of supplying; supplial.
Supply (n.) That which supplies a want; sufficiency of things for use or want.
Supply (n.) Auxiliary troops or reenforcements.
Supply (n.) The food, and the like, which meets the daily necessities of an army or other large body of men; store; -- used chiefly in the plural; as, the army was discontented for lack of supplies.
Supply (n.) An amount of money provided, as by Parliament or Congress, to meet the annual national expenditures; generally in the plural; as, to vote supplies.
Supply (n.) A person who fills a place for a time; one who supplies the place of another; a substitute; esp., a clergyman who supplies a vacant pulpit.
Supply (a.) Serving to contain, deliver, or regulate a supply of anything; as, a supply tank or valve.
Surbed (v. t.) To set edgewise, as a stone; that is, to set it in a position different from that which it had in the quarry.
Surbet (v. t.) Same as Surbate.
Surbet (a.) Surbated; bruised.
Surcle (n.) A little shoot; a twig; a sucker.
Surdal (a.) Same as Surd, a., 3.
Surely (adv.) In a sure or certain manner; certainly; infallibly; undoubtedly; assuredly.
Surely (adv.) Without danger; firmly; steadly; securely.
Surety (n.) The state of being sure; certainty; security.
Surety (n.) That which makes sure; that which confirms; ground of confidence or security.
Surety (n.) Security against loss or damage; security for payment, or for the performance of some act.
Surety (n.) One who is bound with and for another who is primarily liable, and who is called the principal; one who engages to answer for another's appearance in court, or for his payment of a debt, or for performance of some act; a bondsman; a bail.
Surety (n.) Hence, a substitute; a hostage.
Surety (n.) Evidence; confirmation; warrant.
Surety (v. t.) To act as surety for.
Surfel (v. t.) Alt. of Surfle
Surfle (v. t.) To wash, as the face, with a cosmetic water, said by some to be prepared from the sulphur.
Surfer (n.) The surf duck.
Surmen (pl. ) of Surfman
Surged (imp. & p. p.) of Surge
Surrey (n.) A four-wheeled pleasure carriage, (commonly two-seated) somewhat like a phaeton, but having a straight bottom.
Surtax (n.) An additional or extra tax.
Surtax (v. t.) To impose an additional tax on.
Survey (v. t.) To inspect, or take a view of; to view with attention, as from a high place; to overlook; as, to stand on a hill, and survey the surrounding country.
Survey (v. t.) To view with a scrutinizing eye; to examine.
Survey (v. t.) To examine with reference to condition, situation, value, etc.; to examine and ascertain the state of; as, to survey a building in order to determine its value and exposure to loss by fire.
Survey (v. t.) To determine the form, extent, position, etc., of, as a tract of land, a coast, harbor, or the like, by means of
Survey (v. t.) To examine and ascertain, as the boundaries and royalties of a manor, the tenure of the tenants, and the rent and value of the same.
Survey (n.) The act of surveying; a general view, as from above.
Survey (n.) A particular view; an examination, especially an official examination, of all the parts or particulars of a thing, with a design to ascertain the condition, quantity, or quality; as, a survey of the stores of a ship; a survey of roads and bridges; a survey of buildings.
Survey (n.) The operation of finding the contour, dimensions, position, or other particulars of, as any part of the earth's surface, whether land or water; also, a measured plan and description of any portion of country, or of a road or
Suslik (n.) A ground squirrel (Spermophilus citillus) of Europe and Asia. It has large cheek pouches.
Suster (n.) Alt. of Sustre
Sustre (n.) Sister.
Sutile (a.) Done by stitching.
Sutler (n.) A person who follows an army, and sells to the troops provisions, liquors, and the like.
Sutras (pl. ) of Sutra
Suttee (n.) A Hindoo widow who immolates herself, or is immolated, on the funeral pile of her husband; -- so called because this act of self-immolation is regarded as envincing excellence of wifely character.
Suttee (n.) The act of burning a widow on the funeral pile of her husband.
Suttle (n.) The weight when the tare has been deducted, and tret is yet to be allowed.
Suttle (v. i.) To act as sutler; to supply provisions and other articles to troops.
Suture (n.) The act of sewing; also, the
Suture (n.) The uniting of the parts of a wound by stitching.
Suture (n.) The stitch by which the parts are united.
Suture (n.) The
Suture (n.) The
Suture (n.) A
Suture (n.) The
Suture (n.) A seam, or impressed
Tubbed (imp. & p. p.) of Tub
Tubing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tube
Tubful (n.) As much as a tub will hold; enough to fill a tub.
Tubing (n.) The act of making tubes.
Tubing (n.) A series of tubes; tubes, collectively; a length or piece of a tube; material for tubes; as, leather tubing.
Tubmen (pl. ) of Tubman
Tubman (n.) One of the two most experienced barristers in the Court of Exchequer. Cf. Postman, 2.
Tubule (n.) A small pipe or fistular body; a little tube.
Tubule (n.) A minute tube
Tucked (imp. & p. p.) of Tuck
Tucker (n.) One who, or that which, tucks; specifically, an instrument with which tuck are made.
Tucker (n.) A narrow piece of
Tucker (v. t.) A fuller.
Tucker (v. t.) To tire; to weary; -- usually with out.
Tucket (n.) A slight flourish on a trumpet; a fanfare.
Tucket (n.) A steak; a collop.
Tucuma (n.) A Brazilian palm (Astrocaryum Tucuma) which furnishes an edible fruit.
Tufted (imp. & p. p.) of Tuft
Tufted (a.) Adorned with a tuft; as, the tufted duck.
Tufted (a.) Growing in tufts or clusters; tufty.
Tugged (imp. & p. p.) of Tug
Tugger (n.) One who tugs.
Tumble (v. i.) To roll over, or to and fro; to throw one's self about; as, a person on pain tumbles and tosses.
Tumble (v. i.) To roll down; to fall suddenly and violently; to be precipitated; as, to tumble from a scaffold.
Tumble (v. i.) To play tricks by various movements and contortions of the body; to perform the feats of an acrobat.
Tumble (v. t.) To turn over; to turn or throw about, as for examination or search; to roll or move in a rough, coarse, or unceremonious manner; to throw down or headlong; to precipitate; -- sometimes with over, about, etc.; as, to tumble books or papers.
Tumble (v. t.) To disturb; to rumple; as, to tumble a bed.
Tumble (n.) Act of tumbling, or rolling over; a fall.
Tumefy (v. t.) To swell; to cause to swell, or puff up.
Tumefy (v. i.) To rise in a tumor; to swell.
Tumped (imp. & p. p.) of Tump
Tumult (n.) The commotion or agitation of a multitude, usually accompanied with great noise, uproar, and confusion of voices; hurly-burly; noisy confusion.
Tumult (n.) Violent commotion or agitation, with confusion of sounds; as, the tumult of the elements.
Tumult (n.) Irregular or confused motion; agitation; high excitement; as, the tumult of the spirits or passions.
Tumult (v. i.) To make a tumult; to be in great commotion.
Tumuli (pl. ) of Tumulus
Tunned (imp. & p. p.) of Tun
Tundra (n.) A rolling, marshy, mossy plain of Northern Siberia.
Tuning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tune
Tuning () a. & n. from Tune, v.
Tunker (n.) Same as Dunker.
Tunnel (n. .) A vessel with a broad mouth at one end, a pipe or tube at the other, for conveying liquor, fluids, etc., into casks, bottles, or other vessels; a funnel.
Tunnel (n. .) The opening of a chimney for the passage of smoke; a flue; a funnel.
Tunnel (n. .) An artificial passage or archway for conducting canals or railroads under elevated ground, for the formation of roads under rivers or canals, and the construction of sewers, drains, and the like.
Tunnel (n. .) A level passage driven across the measures, or at right angles to veins which it is desired to reach; -- distinguished from the drift, or gangway, which is led along the vein when reached by the tunnel.
Tunnel (v. t.) To form into a tunnel, or funnel, or to form like a tunnel; as, to tunnel fibrous plants into nests.
Tunnel (v. t.) To catch in a tunnel net.
Tunnel (v. t.) To make an opening, or a passageway, through or under; as, to tunnel a mountain; to tunnel a river.
Tupelo (n.) A North American tree (Nyssa multiflora) of the Dogwood family, having brilliant, glossy foliage and acid red berries. The wood is crossgrained and very difficult to split. Called also black gum, sour gum, and pepperidge.
Tupmen (pl. ) of Tupman
Tupman (n.) A man who breeds, or deals in tups.
Turatt (n.) The hare kangaroo.
Turban (n.) A headdress worn by men in the Levant and by most Mohammedans of the male sex, consisting of a cap, and a sash, scarf, or shawl, usually of cotton or
Turban (n.) A kind of headdress worn by women.
Turban (n.) The whole set of whorls of a spiral shell.
Turbid (a.) Having the lees or sediment disturbed; roiled; muddy; thick; not clear; -- used of liquids of any kind; as, turbid water; turbid wine.
Turbid (a.) Disturbed; confused; disordered.
Turbit (n.) The turbot.
Turbit (n.) A variety of the domestic pigeon, remarkable for its short beak.
Turbot (n.) A large European flounder (Rhombus maximus) highly esteemed as a food fish. It often weighs from thirty to forty pounds. Its color on the upper side is brownish with small roundish tubercles scattered over the surface. The lower, or blind, side is white. Called also bannock fluke.
Turbot (n.) Any one of numerous species of flounders more or less related to the true turbots, as the American plaice, or summer flounder (see Flounder), the halibut, and the diamond flounder (Hypsopsetta guttulata) of California.
Turbot (n.) The filefish; -- so called in Bermuda.
Turbot (n.) The trigger fish.
Turdus (n.) A genus of singing birds including the true thrushes.
Tureen (n.) A large, deep vessel for holding soup, or other liquid food, at the table.
Turves (pl. ) of Turf
Turfed (imp. & p. p.) of Turf
Turfen (a.) Made of turf; covered with turf.
Turgid (a.) Distended beyond the natural state by some internal agent or expansive force; swelled; swollen; bloated; inflated; tumid; -- especially applied to an enlarged part of the body; as, a turgid limb; turgid fruit.
Turgid (a.) Swelling in style or language; vainly ostentatious; bombastic; pompous; as, a turgid style of speaking.
Turion (n.) Same as Turio.
Turkey (n.) An empire in the southeast of Europe and southwest of Asia.
Turkey (n.) Any large American gallinaceous bird belonging to the genus Meleagris, especially the North American wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), and the domestic turkey, which was probably derived from the Mexican wild turkey, but had been domesticated by the Indians long before the discovery of America.
Turkic (a.) Turkish.
Turkis (n.) Turquois.
Turkle (n.) A turtle.
Turkos (pl. ) of Turko
Turned (imp. & p. p.) of Turn
Turnep (n.) See Turnip.
Turner (n.) One who turns; especially, one whose occupation is to form articles with a lathe.
Turner (n.) A variety of pigeon; a tumbler.
Turner (n.) A person who practices athletic or gymnastic exercises.
Turney (n. & v.) Tourney.
Turnip (v. t.) The edible, fleshy, roundish, or somewhat conical, root of a cruciferous plant (Brassica campestris, var. Napus); also, the plant itself.
Turnix (n.) Any one of numerous species of birds belonging to Turnix or Hemipodius and allied genera of the family Turnicidae. These birds resemble quails and partridges in general appearance and in some of their habits, but differ in important anatomical characteristics. The hind toe is usually lacking. They are found in Asia, Africa, Southern Europe, the East Indian Islands, and esp. in Australia and adjacent islands, where they are called quails (see Quail, n., 3.). See Turnicimorphae.
Turnus (n.) A common, large, handsome, American swallowtail butterfly, now regarded as one of the forms of Papilio, / Jasoniades, glaucus. The wings are yellow, margined and barred with black, and with an orange-red spot near the posterior angle of the hind wings. Called also tiger swallowtail. See Illust. under Swallowtail.
Turpin (n.) A land tortoise.
Turrel (n.) A certain tool used by coopers.
Turret (n.) A little tower, frequently a merely ornamental structure at one of the angles of a larger structure.
Turret (n.) A movable building, of a square form, consisting of ten or even twenty stories and sometimes one hundred and twenty cubits high, usually moved on wheels, and employed in approaching a fortified place, for carrying soldiers, engines, ladders, casting bridges, and other necessaries.
Turret (n.) A revolving tower constructed of thick iron plates, within which cannon are mounted. Turrets are used on vessels of war and on land.
Turret (n.) The elevated central portion of the roof of a passenger car. Its sides are pierced for light and ventilation.
Turtle (n.) The turtledove.
Turtle (n.) Any one of the numerous species of Testudinata, especially a sea turtle, or chelonian.
Turtle (n.) The curved plate in which the form is held in a type-revolving cylinder press.
Turves () pl. of Turf.
Tuscan (a.) Of or pertaining to Tuscany in Italy; -- specifically designating one of the five orders of architecture recognized and described by the Italian writers of the 16th century, or characteristic of the order. The original of this order was not used by the Greeks, but by the Romans under the Empire. See Order, and Illust. of Capital.
Tuscan (n.) A native or inhabitant of Tuscany.
Tuscor (n.) A tush of a horse.
Tusked (a.) Furnished with tusks.
Tusker (n.) An elephant having large tusks.
Tussle (v. i. & t.) To struggle, as in sport; to scuffle; to struggle with.
Tussle (n.) A struggle; a scuffle.
Tutele (n.) Tutelage.
Tutory (n.) Tutorage.
Tutrix (n.) A female guardian; a tutoress.
Tutsan (n.) A plant of the genus Hypericum (H. Androsoemum), from which a healing ointment is prepared in Spain; -- called also parkleaves.
Tuyere (n.) A nozzle, mouthpiece, or fixture through which the blast is delivered to the interior of a blast furnace, or to the fire of a forge.
Vulcan (n.) The god of fire, who presided over the working of metals; -- answering to the Greek Hephaestus.
Vulgar (a.) Of or pertaining to the mass, or multitude, of people; common; general; ordinary; public; hence, in general use; vernacular.
Vulgar (a.) Belonging or relating to the common people, as distinguished from the cultivated or educated; pertaining to common life; plebeian; not select or distinguished; hence, sometimes, of little or no value.
Vulgar (a.) Hence, lacking cultivation or refinement; rustic; boorish; also, offensive to good taste or refined feelings; low; coarse; mean; base; as, vulgar men, minds, language, or manners.
Vulgar (n.) One of the common people; a vulgar person.
Vulgar (n.) The vernacular, or common language.
Vulpes (n.) A genus of Carnivora including the foxes.
Vulpic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or designating, an acid obtained from a lichen (Cetraria vulpina) as a yellow or red crystal
Wurmal (n.) See Wormil.
Yuckel (n.) Same as Yockel.
Zufolo (n.) A little flute or flageolet, especially that which is used to teach birds.
Zuisin (n.) The American widgeon.
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