7 letter words whose second letter is A

Aaronic (a.) Alt. of Aaronical

Baalism (n.) Worship of Baal; idolatry.

Baalist (n.) Alt. of Baalite

Baalite (n.) A worshiper of Baal; a devotee of any false religion; an idolater.

Babbitt (v. t.) To

Babbled (imp. & p. p.) of Babble

Babbler (n.) An idle talker; an irrational prater; a teller of secrets.

Babbler (n.) A hound too noisy on finding a good scent.

Babbler (n.) A name given to any one of family (Timalinae) of thrushlike birds, having a chattering note.

Babying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Baby

Babyish (a.) Like a baby; childish; puerile; simple.

Babyism (n.) The state of being a baby.

Babyism (n.) A babyish manner of acting or speaking.

Baccara (n.) Alt. of Baccarat

Baccare (interj.) Alt. of Backare

Backare (interj.) Stand back! give place! -- a cant word of the Elizabethan writers, probably in ridicule of some person who pretended to a knowledge of Latin which he did not possess.

Baccate (a.) Pulpy throughout, like a berry; -- said of fruits.

Bacchic (a.) Alt. of Bacchical

Bacchii (pl. ) of Bacchius

Bacchus (n.) The god of wine, son of Jupiter and Semele.

Bacilli (pl. ) of Bacillus

Backing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Back

Backare (interj.) Same as Baccare.

Backing (n.) The act of moving backward, or of putting or moving anything backward.

Backing (n.) That which is behind, and forms the back of, anything, usually giving strength or stability.

Backing (n.) Support or aid given to a person or cause.

Backing (n.) The preparation of the back of a book with glue, etc., before putting on the cover.

Backlog (n.) A large stick of wood, forming the back of a fire on the hearth.

Backrag (n.) See Bacharach.

Backsaw (n.) A saw (as a tenon saw) whose blade is stiffened by an added metallic back.

Backset (n.) A check; a relapse; a discouragement; a setback.

Backset (n.) Whatever is thrown back in its course, as water.

Backset (v. i.) To plow again, in the fall; -- said of prairie land broken up in the spring.

Baddish (a.) Somewhat bad; inferior.

Badiaga (n.) A fresh-water sponge (Spongilla), common in the north of Europe, the powder of which is used to take away the livid marks of bruises.

Badness (n.) The state of being bad.

Baffled (imp. & p. p.) of Baffle

Baffler (n.) One who, or that which, baffles.

Bagging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bag

Bagasse (n.) Sugar cane, as it comes crushed from the mill. It is then dried and used as fuel. Also extended to the refuse of beetroot sugar.

Baggage (n.) The clothes, tents, utensils, and provisions of an army.

Baggage (n.) The trunks, valises, satchels, etc., which a traveler carries with him on a journey; luggage.

Baggage (n.) Purulent matter.

Baggage (n.) Trashy talk.

Baggage (n.) A man of bad character.

Baggage (n.) A woman of loose morals; a prostitute.

Baggage (n.) A romping, saucy girl.

Baggala (n.) A two-masted Arab or Indian trading vessel, used in Indian Ocean.

Baggily (adv.) In a loose, baggy way.

Bagging (n.) Cloth or other material for bags.

Bagging (n.) The act of putting anything into, or as into, a bag.

Bagging (n.) The act of swelling; swelling.

Bagging (n.) Reaping peas, beans, wheat, etc., with a chopping stroke.

Bag net () A bag-shaped net for catching fish.

Bagpipe (n.) A musical wind instrument, now used chiefly in the Highlands of Scotland.

Bagpipe (v. t.) To make to look like a bagpipe.

Bagreef (n.) The lower reef of fore and aft sails; also, the upper reef of topsails.

Bagworm (n.) One of several lepidopterous insects which construct, in the larval state, a baglike case which they carry about for protection. One species (Platoeceticus Gloveri) feeds on the orange tree. See Basket worm.

Bailing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bail

Bailiff (n.) Originally, a person put in charge of something especially, a chief officer, magistrate, or keeper, as of a county, town, hundred, or castle; one to whom power/ of custody or care are intrusted.

Bailiff (n.) A sheriff's deputy, appointed to make arrests, collect fines, summon juries, etc.

Bailiff (n.) An overseer or under steward of an estate, who directs husbandry operations, collects rents, etc.

Baillie (n.) Bailiff.

Baillie (n.) Same as Bailie.

Baiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bait

Bajocco (n.) A small copper coin formerly current in the Roman States, worth about a cent and a half.

Balance (n.) An apparatus for weighing.

Balance (n.) Act of weighing mentally; comparison; estimate.

Balance (n.) Equipoise between the weights in opposite scales.

Balance (n.) The state of being in equipoise; equilibrium; even adjustment; steadiness.

Balance (n.) An equality between the sums total of the two sides of an account; as, to bring one's accounts to a balance; -- also, the excess on either side; as, the balance of an account.

Balance (n.) A balance wheel, as of a watch, or clock. See Balance wheel (in the Vocabulary).

Balance (n.) The constellation Libra.

Balance (n.) The seventh sign in the Zodiac, called Libra, which the sun enters at the equinox in September.

Balance (n.) A movement in dancing. See Balance, v. i., S.

Balance (n.) To bring to an equipoise, as the scales of a balance by adjusting the weights; to weigh in a balance.

Balance (n.) To support on a narrow base, so as to keep from falling; as, to balance a plate on the end of a cane; to balance one's self on a tight rope.

Balance (n.) To equal in number, weight, force, or proportion; to counterpoise, counterbalance, counteract, or neutralize.

Balance (n.) To compare in relative force, importance, value, etc.; to estimate.

Balance (n.) To settle and adjust, as an account; to make two accounts equal by paying the difference between them.

Balance (n.) To make the sums of the debits and credits of an account equal; -- said of an item; as, this payment, or credit, balances the account.

Balance (n.) To arrange accounts in such a way that the sum total of the debits is equal to the sum total of the credits; as, to balance a set of books.

Balance (n.) To move toward, and then back from, reciprocally; as, to balance partners.

Balance (n.) To contract, as a sail, into a narrower compass; as, to balance the boom mainsail.

Balance (v. i.) To have equal weight on each side; to be in equipoise; as, the scales balance.

Balance (v. i.) To fluctuate between motives which appear of equal force; to waver; to hesitate.

Balance (v. i.) To move toward a person or couple, and then back.

Balcony (n.) A platform projecting from the wall of a building, usually resting on brackets or consoles, and inclosed by a parapet; as, a balcony in front of a window. Also, a projecting gallery in places of amusement; as, the balcony in a theater.

Balcony (n.) A projecting gallery once common at the stern of large ships.

Baldrib (n.) A piece of pork cut lower down than the sparerib, and destitute of fat.

Baldric (n.) A broad belt, sometimes richly ornamented, worn over one shoulder, across the breast, and under the opposite arm; less properly, any belt.

Baldwin (n.) A kind of reddish, moderately acid, winter apple.

Baleful (a.) Full of deadly or pernicious influence; destructive.

Baleful (a.) Full of grief or sorrow; woeful; sad.

Balking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Balk

Balkish (a.) Uneven; ridgy.

Balling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ball

Ballade (n.) A form of French versification, sometimes imitated in English, in which three or four rhymes recur through three stanzas of eight or ten

Ballast (a.) Any heavy substance, as stone, iron, etc., put into the hold to sink a vessel in the water to such a depth as to prevent capsizing.

Ballast (a.) Any heavy matter put into the car of a balloon to give it steadiness.

Ballast (a.) Gravel, broken stone, etc., laid in the bed of a railroad to make it firm and solid.

Ballast (a.) The larger solids, as broken stone or gravel, used in making concrete.

Ballast (a.) Fig.: That which gives, or helps to maintain, uprightness, steadiness, and security.

Ballast (v. t.) To steady, as a vessel, by putting heavy substances in the hold.

Ballast (v. t.) To fill in, as the bed of a railroad, with gravel, stone, etc., in order to make it firm and solid.

Ballast (v. t.) To keep steady; to steady, morally.

Ballium (n.) See Bailey.

Balloon (n.) A bag made of silk or other light material, and filled with hydrogen gas or heated air, so as to rise and float in the atmosphere; especially, one with a car attached for aerial navigation.

Balloon (n.) A ball or globe on the top of a pillar, church, etc., as at St. Paul's, in London.

Balloon (n.) A round vessel, usually with a short neck, to hold or receive whatever is distilled; a glass vessel of a spherical form.

Balloon (n.) A bomb or shell.

Balloon (n.) A game played with a large inflated ball.

Balloon (n.) The out

Balloon (v. t.) To take up in, or as if in, a balloon.

Balloon (v. i.) To go up or voyage in a balloon.

Balloon (v. i.) To expand, or puff out, like a balloon.

Balmify (v. t.) To render balmy.

Balmily (adv.) In a balmy manner.

Balneal (a.) Of or pertaining to a bath.

Bambino (n.) A child or baby; esp., a representation in art of the infant Christ wrapped in swaddling clothes.

Bambino (n.) Babe Ruth.

Banning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ban

Banding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Band

Bandage (n.) A fillet or strip of woven material, used in dressing and binding up wounds, etc.

Bandage (n.) Something resembling a bandage; that which is bound over or round something to cover, strengthen, or compress it; a ligature.

Bandage (v. t.) To bind, dress, or cover, with a bandage; as, to bandage the eyes.

Bandala (n.) A fabric made in Manilla from the older leaf sheaths of the abaca (Musa textilis).

Bandana (n.) A species of silk or cotton handkerchief, having a uniformly dyed ground, usually of red or blue, with white or yellow figures of a circular, lozenge, or other simple form.

Bandana (n.) A style of calico printing, in which white or bright spots are produced upon cloth previously dyed of a uniform red or dark color, by discharging portions of the color by chemical means, while the rest of the cloth is under pressure.

Bandbox (n.) A light box of pasteboard or thin wood, usually cylindrical, for holding ruffs (the bands of the 17th century), collars, caps, bonnets, etc.

Bandeau (n.) A narrow band or fillet; a part of a head-dress.

Bandlet (n.) A small band or fillet; any little band or flat molding, compassing a column, like a ring.

Bandrol (n.) A little banner, flag, or streamer.

Bandits (pl. ) of Bandit

Bandlet (n.) Same as Bandelet.

Bandore (n.) A musical stringed instrument, similar in form to a guitar; a pandore.

Bandrol (n.) Same as Banderole.

Bandies (pl. ) of Bandy

Bandied (imp. & p. p.) of Bandy

Baneful (a.) Having poisonous qualities; deadly; destructive; injurious; noxious; pernicious.

Banging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bang

Banging (a.) Huge; great in size.

Banking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bank

Banking (n.) The business of a bank or of a banker.

Bannock (n.) A kind of cake or bread, in shape flat and roundish, commonly made of oatmeal or barley meal and baked on an iron plate, or griddle; -- used in Scotland and the northern counties of England.

Banquet (n.) A feast; a sumptuous entertainment of eating and drinking; often, a complimentary or ceremonious feast, followed by speeches.

Banquet (n.) A dessert; a course of sweetmeats; a sweetmeat or sweetmeats.

Banquet (v. t.) To treat with a banquet or sumptuous entertainment of food; to feast.

Banquet (v. i.) To regale one's self with good eating and drinking; to feast.

Banquet (v. i.) To partake of a dessert after a feast.

Banshee (n.) Alt. of Banshie

Banshie (n.) A supernatural being supposed by the Irish and Scotch peasantry to warn a family of the speedy death of one of its members, by wailing or singing in a mournful voice under the windows of the house.

Banteng (n.) The wild ox of Java (Bibos Banteng).

Baptism (v. i.) The act of baptizing; the application of water to a person, as a sacrament or religious ceremony, by which he is initiated into the visible church of Christ. This is performed by immersion, sprinkling, or pouring.

Baptist (n.) One who administers

Baptist (n.) One of a denomination of Christians who deny the validity of infant baptism and of sprinkling, and maintain that baptism should be administered to believers alone, and should be by immersion. See Anabaptist.

Baptize (v. t.) To administer the sacrament of baptism to.

Baptize (v. t.) To christen ( because a name is given to infants at their baptism); to give a name to; to name.

Baptize (v. t.) To sanctify; to consecrate.

Barring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bar

Barbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Barb

Barbara (n.) The first word in certain mnemonic

Barbaic (a.) Of, or from, barbarian nations; foreign; -- often with reference to barbarous nations of east.

Barbaic (a.) Of or pertaining to, or resembling, an uncivilized person or people; barbarous; barbarian; destitute of refinement.

Barbary (n.) The countries on the north coast of Africa from Egypt to the Atlantic. Hence: A Barbary horse; a barb. [Obs.] Also, a kind of pigeon.

Barbate (a.) Bearded; beset with long and weak hairs.

Barbule (n.) A very minute barb or beard.

Barbule (n.) One of the processes along the edges of the barbs of a feather, by which adjacent barbs interlock. See Feather.

Bardish (a.) Pertaining to, or written by, a bard or bards.

Bardism (n.) The system of bards; the learning and maxims of bards.

Barfish (n.) Same as Calico bass.

Bargain (n.) An agreement between parties concerning the sale of property; or a contract by which one party binds himself to transfer the right to some property for a consideration, and the other party binds himself to receive the property and pay the consideration.

Bargain (n.) An agreement or stipulation; mutual pledge.

Bargain (n.) A purchase; also ( when not qualified), a gainful transaction; an advantageous purchase; as, to buy a thing at a bargain.

Bargain (n.) The thing stipulated or purchased; also, anything bought cheap.

Bargain (n.) To make a bargain; to make a contract for the exchange of property or services; -- followed by with and for; as, to bargain with a farmer for a cow.

Bargain (v. t.) To transfer for a consideration; to barter; to trade; as, to bargain one horse for another.

Barilla (n.) A name given to several species of Salsola from which soda is made, by burning the barilla in heaps and lixiviating the ashes.

Barilla (n.) The alkali produced from the plant, being an impure carbonate of soda, used for making soap, glass, etc., and for bleaching purposes.

Barilla (n.) Impure soda obtained from the ashes of any seashore plant, or kelp.

Barking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bark

Barkery (n.) A tanhouse.

Barmaid (n.) A girl or woman who attends the customers of a bar, as in a tavern or beershop.

Barmote (n.) A court held in Derbyshire, in England, for deciding controversies between miners.

Barocco (a.) See Baroque.

Baronet (n.) A dignity or degree of honor next below a baron and above a knight, having precedency of all orders of knights except those of the Garter. It is the lowest degree of honor that is hereditary. The baronets are commoners.

Baroque (a.) In bad taste; grotesque; odd.

Barpost (n.) A post sunk in the ground to receive the bars closing a passage into a field.

Barrack (n.) A building for soldiers, especially when in garrison. Commonly in the pl., originally meaning temporary huts, but now usually applied to a permanent structure or set of buildings.

Barrack (n.) A movable roof sliding on four posts, to cover hay, straw, etc.

Barrack (v. t.) To supply with barracks; to establish in barracks; as, to barrack troops.

Barrack (v. i.) To live or lodge in barracks.

Barrage (n.) An artificial bar or obstruction placed in a river or water course to increase the depth of water; as, the barrages of the Nile.

Barrier (n.) A carpentry obstruction, stockade, or other obstacle made in a passage in order to stop an enemy.

Barrier (n.) A fortress or fortified town, on the frontier of a country, commanding an avenue of approach.

Barrier (n.) A fence or railing to mark the limits of a place, or to keep back a crowd.

Barrier (n.) An any obstruction; anything which hinders approach or attack.

Barrier (n.) Any limit or boundary; a

Barroom (n.) A room containing a bar or counter at which liquors are sold.

Barruly (a.) Traversed by barrulets or small bars; -- said of the field.

Bartery (n.) Barter.

Bartram (n.) See Bertram.

Barwise (adv.) Horizontally.

Barwood (n.) A red wood of a leguminous tree (Baphia nitida), from Angola and the Gaboon in Africa. It is used as a dyewood, and also for ramrods, violin bows and turner's work.

Barytes (n.) Barium sulphate, generally called heavy spar or barite. See Barite.

Barytic (a.) Of or pertaining to baryta.

Barytum (n.) The metal barium. See Barium.

Basbleu (n.) A bluestocking; a literary woman.

Bascule (n.) In mechanics an apparatus on the principle of the seesaw, in which one end rises as the other falls.

Basenet (n.) See Bascinet.

Bashful (a.) Abashed; daunted; dismayed.

Bashful (a.) Very modest, or modest excess; constitutionally disposed to shrink from public notice; indicating extreme or excessive modesty; shy; as, a bashful person, action, expression.

Bashyle (n.) See Basyle.

Basiled (imp. & p. p.) of Basil

Basilar (n.) Alt. of Basilary

Basilic (n.) Basilica.

Basilic (a.) Alt. of Basilical

Basined (a.) Inclosed in a basin.

Basinet (n.) Same as Bascinet.

Basking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bask

Bassock (n.) A hassock. See 2d Bass, 2.

Bassoon (n.) A wind instrument of the double reed kind, furnished with holes, which are stopped by the fingers, and by keys, as in flutes. It forms the natural bass to the oboe, clarinet, etc.

Bastard (n.) A "natural" child; a child begotten and born out of wedlock; an illegitimate child; one born of an illicit union.

Bastard (n.) An inferior quality of soft brown sugar, obtained from the sirups that / already had several boilings.

Bastard (n.) A large size of mold, in which sugar is drained.

Bastard (n.) A sweet Spanish wine like muscadel in flavor.

Bastard (n.) A writing paper of a particular size. See Paper.

Bastard (a.) Begotten and born out of lawful matrimony; illegitimate. See Bastard, n., note.

Bastard (n.) Lacking in genuineness; spurious; false; adulterate; -- applied to things which resemble those which are genuine, but are really not so.

Bastard (n.) Of an unusual make or proportion; as, a bastard musket; a bastard culverin.

Bastard (n.) Abbreviated, as the half title in a page preceding the full title page of a book.

Bastard (v. t.) To bastardize.

Basting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Baste

Bastion (n.) A work projecting outward from the main inclosure of a fortification, consisting of two faces and two flanks, and so constructed that it is able to defend by a flanking fire the adjacent curtain, or wall which extends from one bastion to another. Two adjacent bastions are connected by the curtain, which joins the flank of one with the adjacent flank of the other. The distance between the flanks of a bastion is called the gorge. A lunette is a detached bastion. See Ravelin.

Batting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bat

Batable (a.) Disputable.

Batatas (n.) Alt. of Batata

Bateaux (pl. ) of Bateau

Bateful (a.) Exciting contention; contentious.

Batfish (n.) A name given to several species of fishes: (a) The Malthe vespertilio of the Atlantic coast. (b) The flying gurnard of the Atlantic (Cephalacanthus spinarella). (c) The California batfish or sting ray (Myliobatis Californicus.)

Bathing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bathe

Bathing (n.) Act of taking a bath or baths.

Batiste (n.) Originally, cambric or lawn of fine

Batsmen (pl. ) of Batsman

Batsman (n.) The one who wields the bat in cricket, baseball, etc.

Batwing (a.) Shaped like a bat's wing; as, a bat's-wing burner.

Battler (n.) A student at Oxford who is supplied with provisions from the buttery; formerly, one who paid for nothing but what he called for, answering nearly to a sizar at Cambridge.

Battery (v. t.) The act of battering or beating.

Battery (v. t.) The unlawful beating of another. It includes every willful, angry and violent, or negligent touching of another's person or clothes, or anything attached to his person or held by him.

Battery (v. t.) Any place where cannon or mortars are mounted, for attack or defense.

Battery (v. t.) Two or more pieces of artillery in the field.

Battery (v. t.) A company or division of artillery, including the gunners, guns, horses, and all equipments. In the United States, a battery of flying artillery consists usually of six guns.

Battery (v. t.) A number of coated jars (Leyden jars) so connected that they may be charged and discharged simultaneously.

Battery (v. t.) An apparatus for generating voltaic electricity.

Battery (v. t.) A number of similar machines or devices in position; an apparatus consisting of a set of similar parts; as, a battery of boilers, of retorts, condensers, etc.

Battery (v. t.) A series of stamps operated by one motive power, for crushing ores containing the precious metals.

Battery (v. t.) The box in which the stamps for crushing ore play up and down.

Battery (v. t.) The pitcher and catcher together.

Batting (n.) The act of one who bats; the management of a bat in playing games of ball.

Batting (n.) Cotton in sheets, prepared for use in making quilts, etc.; as, cotton batting.

Battled (imp. & p. p.) of Battle

Battled (p. p.) Embattled.

Batture (n.) An elevated river bed or sea bed.

Battuta (n.) The measuring of time by beating.

Bauxite (n.) Alt. of Beauxite

Bavaroy (n.) A kind of cloak or surtout.

Bawcock (n.) A fine fellow; -- a term of endearment.

Bawdily (adv.) Obscenely; lewdly.

Bawling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bawl

Bayatte (n.) A large, edible, siluroid fish of the Nile, of two species (Bagrina bayad and B. docmac).

Baybolt (n.) A bolt with a barbed shank.

Bay ice () See under Ice.

Bayonet (n.) A pointed instrument of the dagger kind fitted on the muzzle of a musket or rifle, so as to give the soldier increased means of offense and defense.

Bayonet (n.) A pin which plays in and out of holes made to receive it, and which thus serves to engage or disengage parts of the machinery.

Bayonet (v. t.) To stab with a bayonet.

Bayonet (v. t.) To compel or drive by the bayonet.

Bay rum () A fragrant liquid, used for cosmetic and medicinal purposes.

Cabaret (n.) A tavern; a house where liquors are retailed.

Cabaret (n.) a type of restaurant where liquor and dinner is served, and entertainment is provided, as by musicians, dancers, or comedians, and providing space for dancing by the patrons; -- similar to a nightclub. The term cabaret is often used in the names of such an establishment.

Cabaret (n.) the type of entertainment provided in a cabaret{2}.

Cabbage (n.) An esculent vegetable of many varieties, derived from the wild Brassica oleracea of Europe. The common cabbage has a compact head of leaves. The cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, etc., are sometimes classed as cabbages.

Cabbage (n.) The terminal bud of certain palm trees, used, like, cabbage, for food. See Cabbage tree, below.

Cabbage (n.) The cabbage palmetto. See below.

Cabbage (v. i.) To form a head like that the cabbage; as, to make lettuce cabbage.

Cabbage (v. i.) To purloin or embezzle, as the pieces of cloth remaining after cutting out a garment; to pilfer.

Cabbage (n.) Cloth or clippings cabbaged or purloined by one who cuts out garments.

Cabbler (n.) One who works at cabbling.

Cabesse (n.) The finest kind of silk received from India.

Cabezon (n.) A California fish (Hemilepidotus spinosus), allied to the sculpin.

Cabined (imp. & p. p.) of Cabin

Cabinet (n.) A hut; a cottage; a small house.

Cabinet (n.) A small room, or retired apartment; a closet.

Cabinet (n.) A private room in which consultations are held.

Cabinet (n.) The advisory council of the chief executive officer of a nation; a cabinet council.

Cabinet (n.) A set of drawers or a cupboard intended to contain articles of value. Hence:

Cabinet (n.) A decorative piece of furniture, whether open like an etagere or closed with doors. See Etagere.

Cabinet (n.) Any building or room set apart for the safe keeping and exhibition of works of art, etc.; also, the collection itself.

Cabinet (a.) Suitable for a cabinet; small.

Cabinet (v. i.) To inclose

Cabbiri (n. pl.) Certain deities originally worshiped with mystical rites by the Pelasgians in Lemnos and Samothrace and afterwards throughout Greece; -- also called sons of Hephaestus (or Vulcan), as being masters of the art of working metals.

Cabiric (a.) Of or pertaining to the Cabiri, or to their mystical worship.

Cabling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cable

Cabling (n.) The decoration of a fluted shaft of a column or of a pilaster with reeds, or rounded moldings, which seem to be laid in the hollows of the fluting. These are limited in length to about one third of the height of the shaft.

Caboose (n.) A house on deck, where the cooking is done; -- commonly called the galley.

Caboose (n.) A car used on freight or construction trains for brakemen, workmen, etc.; a tool car.

Cacaine (n.) The essential principle of cacao; -- now called theobromine.

Cacajao (n.) A South American short-tailed monkey (Pithecia (/ Brachyurus) melanocephala).

Cachexy (n.) A condition of ill health and impairment of nutrition due to impoverishment of the blood, esp. when caused by a specific morbid process (as cancer or tubercle).

Cachiri (n.) A fermented liquor made in Cayenne from the grated root of the manioc, and resembling perry.

Cacique (n.) See Cazique.

Cackled (imp. & p. p.) of Cackle

Cackler (n.) A fowl that cackles.

Cackler (n.) One who prattles, or tells tales; a tattler.

Cacodyl (n.) Alkarsin; a colorless, poisonous, arsenical liquid, As2(CH3)4, spontaneously inflammable and possessing an intensely disagreeable odor. It is the type of a series of compounds analogous to the nitrogen compounds called hydrazines.

Cacolet (n.) A chair, litter, or other contrivance fitted to the back or pack saddle of a mule for carrying travelers in mountainous districts, or for the transportation of the sick and wounded of an army.

Cadaver (n.) A dead human body; a corpse.

Cadbait (n.) See Caddice.

Caddice (n.) Alt. of Caddis

Caddish (a.) Like a cad; lowbred and presuming.

Caddies (pl. ) of Caddy

Cadence (n.) The act or state of declining or sinking.

Cadence (n.) A fall of the voice in reading or speaking, especially at the end of a sentence.

Cadence (n.) A rhythmical modulation of the voice or of any sound; as, music of bells in cadence sweet.

Cadence (n.) Rhythmical flow of language, in prose or verse.

Cadence (n.) See Cadency.

Cadence (n.) Harmony and proportion in motions, as of a well-managed horse.

Cadence (n.) A uniform time and place in marching.

Cadence (n.) The close or fall of a strain; the point of rest, commonly reached by the immediate succession of the tonic to the dominant chord.

Cadence (n.) A cadenza, or closing embellishment; a pause before the end of a strain, which the performer may fill with a flight of fancy.

Cadence (v. t.) To regulate by musical measure.

Cadency (n.) Descent of related families; distinction between the members of a family according to their ages.

Cadenza (n.) A parenthetic flourish or flight of ornament in the course of a piece, commonly just before the final cadence.

Cadging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cadge

Cadmean (a.) Of or pertaining to Cadmus, a fabulous prince of Thebes, who was said to have introduced into Greece the sixteen simple letters of the alphabet -- /, /, /, /, /, /, /, /, /, /, /, /, /, /, /, /. These are called Cadmean letters.

Cadmian (a.) See Cadmean.

Cadmium (n.) A comparatively rare element related to zinc, and occurring in some zinc ores. It is a white metal, both ductile and malleable. Symbol Cd. Atomic weight 111.8. It was discovered by Stromeyer in 1817, who named it from its association with zinc or zinc ore.

Cadrans (n.) An instrument with a graduated disk by means of which the angles of gems are measured in the process of cutting and polishing.

Caecias (n.) A wind from the northeast.

Caecums (pl. ) of Caecum

Caesium (n.) A rare alka

Caesura (n.) A metrical break in a verse, occurring in the middle of a foot and commonly near the middle of the verse; a sense pause in the middle of a foot. Also, a long syllable on which the caesural accent rests, or which is used as a foot.

Cafenet (n.) Alt. of Cafeneh

Cafeneh (n.) A humble inn or house of rest for travelers, where coffee is sold.

Caffeic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, coffee.

Caffila (n.) See Cafila.

Cafileh (n.) A caravan of travelers; a military supply train or government caravan; a string of pack horses.

Caisson (n.) A chest to hold ammunition.

Caisson (n.) A four-wheeled carriage for conveying ammunition, consisting of two parts, a body and a limber. In light field batteries there is one caisson to each piece, having two ammunition boxes on the body, and one on the limber.

Caisson (n.) A chest filled with explosive materials, to be laid in the way of an enemy and exploded on his approach.

Caisson (n.) A water-tight box, of timber or iron within which work is carried on in building foundations or structures below the water level.

Caisson (n.) A hollow floating box, usually of iron, which serves to close the entrances of docks and basins.

Caisson (n.) A structure, usually with an air chamber, placed beneath a vessel to lift or float it.

Caisson (n.) A sunk panel of ceilings or soffits.

Caitiff (a.) Captive; wretched; unfortunate.

Caitiff (a.) Base; wicked and mean; cowardly; despicable.

Caitiff (n.) A captive; a prisoner.

Caitiff (n.) A wretched or unfortunate man.

Caitiff (n.) A mean, despicable person; one whose character meanness and wickedness meet.

Cajeput (n.) See Cajuput.

Cajoled (imp. & p. p.) of Cajole

Cajoler (n.) A flatterer; a wheedler.

Cajuput (n.) A highly stimulating volatile inflammable oil, distilled from the leaves of an East Indian tree (Melaleuca cajuputi, etc.) It is greenish in color and has a camphoraceous odor and pungent taste.

Calabar (n.) A district on the west coast of Africa.

Calaite (n.) A mineral. See Turquoise.

Calamar (n.) Alt. of Calamary

Calamus (n.) The indian cane, a plant of the Palm family. It furnishes the common rattan. See Rattan, and Dragon's blood.

Calamus (n.) A species of Acorus (A. calamus), commonly called calamus, or sweet flag. The root has a pungent, aromatic taste, and is used in medicine as a stomachic; the leaves have an aromatic odor, and were formerly used instead of rushes to strew on floors.

Calamus (n.) The horny basal portion of a feather; the barrel or quill.

Calando (a.) Gradually diminishing in rapidity and loudness.

Calcify (v. t.) To make stony or calcareous by the deposit or secretion of salts of lime.

Calcify (v. i.) To become changed into a stony or calcareous condition, in which lime is a principal ingredient, as in the formation of teeth.

Calcine (v. i.) To reduce to a powder, or to a friable state, by the action of heat; to expel volatile matter from by means of heat, as carbonic acid from limestone, and thus (usually) to produce disintegration; as to, calcine bones.

Calcine (v. i.) To oxidize, as a metal by the action of heat; to reduce to a metallic calx.

Calcine (v. i.) To be converted into a powder or friable substance, or into a calx, by the action of heat.

Calcite (n.) Calcium carbonate, or carbonate of lime. It is rhombohedral in its crystallization, and thus distinguished from aragonite. It includes common limestone, chalk, and marble. Called also calc-spar and calcareous spar.

Calcium (n.) An elementary substance; a metal which combined with oxygen forms lime. It is of a pale yellow color, tenacious, and malleable. It is a member of the alka

Calcule (n.) Reckoning; computation.

Calcule (v. i.) To calculate

Calculi (n. pl.) See Calculus.

Calculi (pl. ) of Calculus

Caldron (n.) A large kettle or boiler of copper, brass, or iron. [Written also cauldron.]

Caleche (n.) See Calash.

Calends (n. pl.) The first day of each month in the ancient Roman calendar.

Caliber (n.) Alt. of Calibre

Calibre (n.) The diameter of the bore, as a cannon or other firearm, or of any tube; or the weight or size of the projectile which a firearm will carry; as, an 8 inch gun, a 12-pounder, a 44 caliber.

Calibre (n.) The diameter of round or cylindrical body, as of a bullet or column.

Calibre (n.) Fig.: Capacity or compass of mind.

Calicle (n.) One of the small cuplike cavities, often with elevated borders, covering the surface of most corals. Each is formed by a polyp. (b) One of the cuplike structures inclosing the zooids of certain hydroids. See Campanularian.

Calipee (n.) A part of a turtle which is attached to the lower shell. It contains a fatty and gelatinous substance of a light yellowish color, much esteemed as a delicacy.

Caliver (n.) An early form of hand gun, variety of the arquebus; originally a gun having a regular size of bore.

Calking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Calk

Calking (n.) The act or process of making seems tight, as in ships, or of furnishing with calks, as a shoe, or copying, as a drawing.

Calling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Call

Calling (n.) The act of one who calls; a crying aloud, esp. in order to summon, or to attact the attention of, some one.

Calling (n.) A summoning or convocation, as of Parliament.

Calling (n.) A divine summons or invitation; also, the state of being divinely called.

Calling (n.) A naming, or inviting; a reading over or reciting in order, or a call of names with a view to obtaining an answer, as in legislative bodies.

Calling (n.) One's usual occupation, or employment; vocation; business; trade.

Calling (n.) The persons, collectively, engaged in any particular professions or employment.

Calling (n.) Title; appellation; name.

Callose (a.) Furnished with protuberant or hardened spots.

Callous (a.) Hardened; indurated.

Callous (a.) Hardened in mind; insensible; unfeeling; unsusceptible.

Calming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Calm

Calomel (n.) Mild chloride of mercury, Hg2Cl2, a heavy, white or yellowish white substance, insoluble and tasteless, much used in medicine as a mercurial and purgative; mercurous chloride. It occurs native as the mineral horn quicksilver.

Caloric (n.) The principle of heat, or the agent to which the phenomena of heat and combustion were formerly ascribed; -- not now used in scientific nomenclature, but sometimes used as a general term for heat.

Caloric (a.) Of or pertaining to caloric.

Calorie (n.) The unit of heat according to the French standard; the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram (sometimes, one gram) of water one degree centigrade, or from 0! to 1!. Compare the English standard unit, Foot pound.

Calotte (n.) Alt. of Callot

Caloyer (n.) A monk of the Greek Church; a cenobite, anchoret, or recluse of the rule of St. Basil, especially, one on or near Mt. Athos.

Caltrop (n.) Alt. of Caltrap

Caltrap (n.) A genus of herbaceous plants (Tribulus) of the order Zygophylleae, having a hard several-celled fruit, armed with stout spines, and resembling the military instrument of the same name. The species grow in warm countries, and are often very annoying to cattle.

Caltrap (n.) An instrument with four iron points, so disposed that, any three of them being on the ground, the other projects upward. They are scattered on the ground where an enemy's cavalry are to pass, to impede their progress by endangering the horses' feet.

Calumba (n.) The root of a plant (Jateorrhiza Calumba, and probably Cocculus palmatus), indigenous in Mozambique. It has an unpleasantly bitter taste, and is used as a tonic and antiseptic.

Calumet (n.) A kind of pipe, used by the North American Indians for smoking tobacco. The bowl is usually made of soft red stone, and the tube is a long reed often ornamented with feathers.

Calumny (n.) False accusation of a crime or offense, maliciously made or reported, to the injury of another; malicious misrepresentation; slander; detraction.

Calvary (n.) The place where Christ was crucified, on a small hill outside of Jerusalem.

Calvary (n.) A representation of the crucifixion, consisting of three crosses with the figures of Christ and the thieves, often as large as life, and sometimes surrounded by figures of other personages who were present at the crucifixion.

Calvary (n.) A cross, set upon three steps; -- more properly called cross calvary.

Calving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Calve

Calvish (a.) Like a calf; stupid.

Calycle (n.) A row of small bracts, at the base of the calyx, on the outside.

Calypso (n.) A small and beautiful species of orchid, having a flower variegated with purple, pink, and yellow. It grows in cold and wet localities in the northern part of the United States. The Calypso borealis is the only orchid which reaches 68! N.

Calyxes (pl. ) of Calyx

Calyces (pl. ) of Calyx

Camaieu (n.) A cameo.

Camaieu (n.) Painting in shades of one color; monochrome.

Cambial (a.) Belonging to exchanges in commerce; of exchange.

Cambist (n.) A banker; a money changer or broker; one who deals in bills of exchange, or who is skilled in the science of exchange.

Cambium (n.) A series of formative cells lying outside of the wood proper and inside of the inner bark. The growth of new wood takes place in the cambium, which is very soft.

Cambium (n.) A fancied nutritive juice, formerly supposed to originate in the blood, to repair losses of the system, and to promote its increase.

Camblet (n.) See Camlet.

Camboge (n.) See Gamboge.

Cambrel (n.) See Gambrel, n., 2.

Cambria (n.) The ancient Latin name of Wales. It is used by modern poets.

Cambric (n.) A fine, thin, and white fabric made of flax or

Cambric (n.) A fabric made, in imitation of

Camelot (n.) See Camelet.

Cameras (pl. ) of Camera

Camerae (pl. ) of Camera

Cammock (n.) A plant having long hard, crooked roots, the Ononis spinosa; -- called also rest-harrow. The Scandix Pecten-Veneris is also called cammock.

Camping (p. pr. & vb n.) of Camp

Campana (n.) A church bell.

Campana (n.) The pasque flower.

Campana (n.) Same as Gutta.

Camphol (n.) See Borneol.

Camphor (n.) A tough, white, aromatic resin, or gum, obtained from different species of the Laurus family, esp. from Cinnamomum camphara (the Laurus camphara of Linnaeus.). Camphor, C10H16O, is volatile and fragrant, and is used in medicine as a diaphoretic, a stimulant, or sedative.

Camphor (n.) A gum resembling ordinary camphor, obtained from a tree (Dryobalanops camphora) growing in Sumatra and Borneo; -- called also Malay camphor, camphor of Borneo, or borneol. See Borneol.

Camphor (v. t.) To impregnate or wash with camphor; to camphorate.

Camping (n.) Lodging in a camp.

Camping (n.) A game of football.

Campion (n.) A plant of the Pink family (Cucubalus bacciferus), bearing berries regarded as poisonous.

Camwood (n.) See Barwood.

Canning (p. pr. &vb. n.) of Can

Canakin (n.) A little can or cup.

Candent (a.) Heated to whiteness; glowing with heat.

Candied (a.) Preserved in or with sugar; incrusted with a candylike substance; as, candied fruits.

Candied (a.) Converted wholly or partially into sugar or candy; as candied sirup.

Candied (a.) Conted or more or less with sugar; as, candidied raisins

Candied (a.) Figuratively; Honeyed; sweet; flattering.

Candied (a.) Covered or incrusted with that which resembles sugar or candy.

Candify (v. t. / v. i.) To make or become white, or candied.

Candiot (a.) Of or pertaining to Candia; Cretary.

Candite (n.) A variety of spinel, of a dark color, found at Candy, in Ceylon.

Candock (n.) A plant or weed that grows in rivers; a species of Equisetum; also, the yellow frog lily (Nuphar luteum).

Candroy (n.) A machine for spreading out cotton cloths to prepare them for printing.

Candied (imp. & p. p.) of Candy

Canella (n.) A genus of trees of the order Canellaceae, growing in the West Indies.

Caninal (a.) See Canine, a.

Cankery (a.) Like a canker; full of canker.

Cankery (a.) Surly; sore; malignant.

Cannery (n.) A place where the business of canning fruit, meat, etc., is carried on.

Cannily (adv.) In a canny manner.

Cannons (pl. ) of Cannon

Cannula (n.) A small tube of metal, wood, or India rubber, used for various purposes, esp. for injecting or withdrawing fluids. It is usually associated with a trocar.

Canonic (a.) Alt. of Cannonical

Canonry (n. pl.) A benefice or prebend in a cathedral or collegiate church; a right to a place in chapter and to a portion of its revenues; the dignity or emoluments of a canon.

Canopus (n.) A star of the first magnitude in the southern constellation Argo.

Canopes (imp. & p. p.) of Canopy

Canting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cant

Cantata (n.) A poem set to music; a musical composition comprising choruses, solos, interludes, etc., arranged in a somewhat dramatic manner; originally, a composition for a single noise, consisting of both recitative and melody.

Canteen (n.) A vessel used by soldiers for carrying water, liquor, or other drink.

Canteen (n.) The sutler's shop in a garrison; also, a chest containing culinary and other vessels for officers.

Canthus (n.) The corner where the upper and under eyelids meet on each side of the eye.

Cantile (v. i.) Same as Cantle, v. t.

Cantine (n.) See Canteen.

Canting (a.) Speaking in a whining tone of voice; using technical or religious terms affectedly; affectedly pious; as, a canting rogue; a canting tone.

Canting (n.) The use of cant; hypocrisy.

Cantion (n.) A song or verses.

Cantlet (n.) A piece; a fragment; a corner.

Cantoon (n.) A cotton stuff showing a fine cord on one side and a satiny surface on the other.

Cantrap (n.) Alt. of Cantrip

Cantrip (n.) A charm; an incantation; a shell; a trick; adroit mischief.

Cantred (n.) Alt. of Cantref

Cantref (n.) A district comprising a hundred villages, as in Wales.

Canular (a.) Alt. of Canulated

Canvass (n.) To sift; to strain; to examine thoroughly; to scrutinize; as, to canvass the votes cast at an election; to canvass a district with reference to its probable vote.

Canvass (n.) To examine by discussion; to debate.

Canvass (n.) To go trough, with personal solicitation or public addresses; as, to canvass a district for votes; to canvass a city for subscriptions.

Canvass (v. i.) To search thoroughly; to engage in solicitation by traversing a district; as, to canvass for subscriptions or for votes; to canvass for a book, a publisher, or in behalf of a charity; -- commonly followed by for.

Canvass (n.) Close inspection; careful review for verification; as, a canvass of votes.

Canvass (n.) Examination in the way of discussion or debate.

Canvass (n.) Search; exploration; solicitation; systematic effort to obtain votes, subscribers, etc.

Canzone (n.) A song or air for one or more voices, of Provencal origin, resembling, though not strictly, the madrigal.

Canzone (n.) An instrumental piece in the madrigal style.

Capping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cap

Capable (a.) Possessing ability, qualification, or susceptibility; having capacity; of sufficient size or strength; as, a room capable of holding a large number; a castle capable of resisting a long assault.

Capable (a.) Possessing adequate power; qualified; able; fully competent; as, a capable instructor; a capable judge; a mind capable of nice investigations.

Capable (a.) Possessing legal power or capacity; as, a man capable of making a contract, or a will.

Capable (a.) Capacious; large; comprehensive.

Capapie (adv.) From head to foot; at all points.

Caparro (n.) A large South American monkey (Lagothrix Humboldtii), with prehensile tail.

Capcase (n.) A small traveling case or bandbox; formerly, a chest.

Capelan (n.) See Capelin.

Capelin (n.) A small marine fish (Mallotus villosus) of the family Salmonidae, very abundant on the coasts of Greenland, Iceland, Newfoundland, and Alaska. It is used as a bait for the cod.

Capella (n.) A brilliant star in the constellation Auriga.

Capelle (n.) The private orchestra or band of a prince or of a church.

Capered (imp. & p. p.) of Caper

Caperer (n.) One who capers, leaps, and skips about, or dances.

Capital (n.) Of or pertaining to the head.

Capital (n.) Having reference to, or involving, the forfeiture of the head or life; affecting life; punishable with death; as, capital trials; capital punishment.

Capital (n.) First in importance; chief; principal.

Capital (n.) Chief, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of a state or nation; as, Washington and Paris are capital cities.

Capital (n.) Of first rate quality; excellent; as, a capital speech or song.

Capital (n.) The head or uppermost member of a column, pilaster, etc. It consists generally of three parts, abacus, bell (or vase), and necking. See these terms, and Column.

Capital (n.) The seat of government; the chief city or town in a country; a metropolis.

Capital (n.) Money, property, or stock employed in trade, manufactures, etc.; the sum invested or lent, as distinguished from the income or interest. See Capital stock, under Capital, a.

Capital (a.) That portion of the produce of industry, which may be directly employed either to support human beings or to assist in production.

Capital (a.) Anything which can be used to increase one's power or influence.

Capital (a.) An imaginary

Capital (a.) A chapter, or section, of a book.

Capital (a.) See Capital letter, under Capital, a.

Capitol () The temple of Jupiter, at Rome, on the Mona Capitolinus, where the Senate met.

Capitol () The edifice at Washington occupied by the Congress of the United States; also, the building in which the legislature of State holds its sessions; a statehouse.

Capling (n.) The cap or coupling of a flail, through which the thongs pass which connect the handle and swingel.

Caponet (n.) A young capon.

Capouch (n. & v. t.) Same as Capoch.

Cappeak (n.) The front piece of a cap; -- now more commonly called visor.

Caprate (n.) A salt of capric acid.

Caprice (v. i.) An abrupt change in feeling, opinion, or action, proceeding from some whim or fancy; a freak; a notion.

Caprice (v. i.) See Capriccio.

Caprine (a.) Of or pertaining to a goat; as, caprine gambols.

Caproic (a.) See under Capric.

Capsize (v. t. & i.) To upset or overturn, as a vessel or other body.

Capsize (n.) An upset or overturn.

Capstan (n.) A vertical cleated drum or cylinder, revolving on an upright spindle, and surmounted by a drumhead with sockets for bars or levers. It is much used, especially on shipboard, for moving or raising heavy weights or exerting great power by traction upon a rope or cable, passing around the drum. It is operated either by steam power or by a number of men walking around the capstan, each pushing on the end of a lever fixed in its socket.

Capsule (n.) a dry fruit or pod which is made up of several parts or carpels, and opens to discharge the seeds, as, the capsule of the poppy, the flax, the lily, etc.

Capsule (n.) A small saucer of clay for roasting or melting samples of ores, etc.; a scorifier.

Capsule (n.) a small, shallow, evaporating dish, usually of porcelain.

Capsule (n.) A small cylindrical or spherical gelatinous envelope in which nauseous or acrid doses are inclosed to be swallowed.

Capsule (n.) A membranous sac containing fluid, or investing an organ or joint; as, the capsule of the lens of the eye. Also, a capsulelike organ.

Capsule (n.) A metallic seal or cover for closing a bottle.

Capsule (n.) A small cup or shell, as of metal, for a percussion cap, cartridge, etc.

Captain (n.) A head, or chief officer

Captain (n.) The military officer who commands a company, troop, or battery, or who has the rank entitling him to do so though he may be employed on other service.

Captain (n.) An officer in the United States navy, next above a commander and below a commodore, and ranking with a colonel in the army.

Captain (n.) By courtesy, an officer actually commanding a vessel, although not having the rank of captain.

Captain (n.) The master or commanding officer of a merchant vessel.

Captain (n.) One in charge of a portion of a ship's company; as, a captain of a top, captain of a gun, etc.

Captain (n.) The foreman of a body of workmen.

Captain (n.) A person having authority over others acting in concert; as, the captain of a boat's crew; the captain of a football team.

Captain (n.) A military leader; a warrior.

Captain (v. t.) To act as captain of; to lead.

Captain (a.) Chief; superior.

Caption (n.) A caviling; a sophism.

Caption (n.) The act of taking or arresting a person by judicial process.

Caption (n.) That part of a legal instrument, as a commission, indictment, etc., which shows where, when, and by what authority, it was taken, found, or executed.

Caption (n.) The heading of a chapter, section, or page.

Captive (n.) A prisoner taken by force or stratagem, esp., by an enemy, in war; one kept in bondage or in the power of another.

Captive (n.) One charmed or subdued by beaty, excellence, or affection; one who is captivated.

Captive (a.) Made prisoner, especially in war; held in bondage or in confinement.

Captive (a.) Subdued by love; charmed; captivated.

Captive (a.) Of or pertaining to bondage or confinement; serving to confine; as, captive chains; captive hours.

Captive (v. t.) To take prisoner; to capture.

Capture (n.) The act of seizing by force, or getting possession of by superior power or by stratagem; as, the capture of an enemy, a vessel, or a criminal.

Capture (n.) The securing of an object of strife or desire, as by the power of some attraction.

Capture (n.) The thing taken by force, surprise, or stratagem; a prize; prey.

Capture (v. t.) To seize or take possession of by force, surprise, or stratagem; to overcome and hold; to secure by effort.

Capulet (n.) Same as Capellet.

Capulin (n.) The Mexican cherry (Prunus Capollin).

Carabid (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the genus Carbus or family Carabidae.

Carabid (n.) One of the Carabidae, a family of active insectivorous beetles.

Carabus (n.) A genus of ground beetles, including numerous species. They devour many injurious insects.

Caracal (n.) A lynx (Felis, or Lynx, caracal.) It is a native of Africa and Asia. Its ears are black externally, and tipped with long black hairs.

Caramel (n.) Burnt sugar; a brown or black porous substance obtained by heating sugar. It is soluble in water, and is used for coloring spirits, gravies, etc.

Caramel (n.) A kind of confectionery, usually a small cube or square of tenacious paste, or candy, of varying composition and flavor.

Carapax (n.) See Carapace.

Caravan (n.) A company of travelers, pilgrims, or merchants, organized and equipped for a long journey, or marching or traveling together, esp. through deserts and countries infested by robbers or hostile tribes, as in Asia or Africa.

Caravan (n.) A large, covered wagon, or a train of such wagons, for conveying wild beasts, etc., for exhibition; an itinerant show, as of wild beasts.

Caravan (n.) A covered vehicle for carrying passengers or for moving furniture, etc.; -- sometimes shorted into van.

Caravel (n.) A name given to several kinds of vessels.

Caravel (n.) The caravel of the 16th century was a small vessel with broad bows, high, narrow poop, four masts, and lateen sails. Columbus commanded three caravels on his great voyage.

Caravel (n.) A Portuguese vessel of 100 or 150 tons burden.

Caravel (n.) A small fishing boat used on the French coast.

Caravel (n.) A Turkish man-of-war.

Caraway (n.) A biennial plant of the Parsley family (Carum Carui). The seeds have an aromatic smell, and a warm, pungent taste. They are used in cookery and confectionery, and also in medicine as a carminative.

Caraway (n.) A cake or sweetmeat containing caraway seeds.

Carbide (n.) A binary compound of carbon with some other element or radical, in which the carbon plays the part of a negative; -- formerly termed carburet.

Carbine (n.) A short, light musket or rifle, esp. one used by mounted soldiers or cavalry.

Carbone (v. t.) To broil. [Obs.] "We had a calf's head carboned".

Carcase (n.) See Carcass.

Carcass (n.) A dead body, whether of man or beast; a corpse; now commonly the dead body of a beast.

Carcass (n.) The living body; -- now commonly used in contempt or ridicule.

Carcass (n.) The abandoned and decaying remains of some bulky and once comely thing, as a ship; the skeleton, or the uncovered or unfinished frame, of a thing.

Carcass (n.) A hollow case or shell, filled with combustibles, to be thrown from a mortar or howitzer, to set fire to buldings, ships, etc.

Carding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Card

Cardecu (n.) A quarter of a crown.

Cardiac (a.) Pertaining to, resembling, or hear the heart; as, the cardiac arteries; the cardiac, or left, end of the stomach.

Cardiac (a.) Exciting action in the heart, through the medium of the stomach; cordial; stimulant.

Cardiac (n.) A medicine which excites action in the stomach; a cardial.

Carding (a.) The act or process of preparing staple for spinning, etc., by carding it. See the Note under Card, v. t.

Carding (v. t.) A roll of wool or other fiber as it comes from the carding machine.

Cardoon (n.) A large herbaceous plant (Cynara Cardunculus) related to the artichoke; -- used in cookery and as a salad.

Careful (a.) Full of care; anxious; solicitous.

Careful (a.) Filling with care or solicitude; exposing to concern, anxiety, or trouble; painful.

Careful (a.) Taking care; giving good heed; watchful; cautious; provident; not indifferent, heedless, or reckless; -- often followed by of, for, or the infinitive; as, careful of money; careful to do right.

Cargoes (pl. ) of Cargo

Cariama (n.) A large, long-legged South American bird (Dicholophus cristatus) which preys upon snakes, etc. See Seriema.

Caribou (n.) The American reindeer, especially the common or woodland species (Rangifer Caribou).

Cariole (n.) A small, light, open one-horse carriage

Cariole (n.) A covered cart

Cariole (n.) A kind of calash. See Carryall.

Carious (a.) Affected with caries; decaying; as, a carious tooth.

Carking (a.) Distressing; worrying; perplexing; corroding; as, carking cares.

Carling (n.) A short timber running lengthwise of a ship, from one transverse desk beam to another; also, one of the cross timbers that strengthen a hath; -- usually in pl.

Carlist (n.) A partisan of Charles X. of France, or of Don Carlos of Spain.

Carlock (n.) A sort of Russian isinglass, made from the air bladder of the sturgeon, and used in clarifying wine.

Carmine (n.) A rich red or crimson color with a shade of purple.

Carmine (n.) A beautiful pigment, or a lake, of this color, prepared from cochineal, and used in miniature painting.

Carmine (n.) The essential coloring principle of cochineal, extracted as a purple-red amorphous mass. It is a glucoside and possesses acid properties; -- hence called also carminic acid.

Carnage (n.) Flesh of slain animals or men.

Carnage (n.) Great destruction of life, as in battle; bloodshed; slaughter; massacre; murder; havoc.

Carnary (n.) A vault or crypt in connection with a church, used as a repository for human bones disintered from their original burial places; a charnel house.

Carnate (a.) Invested with, or embodied in, flesh.

Carnify (v. i.) To form flesh; to become like flesh.

Carnose (a.) Alt. of Carnous

Carnous (a.) Of or pertaining to flesh; fleshy.

Carnous (a.) Of a fleshy consistence; -- applied to succulent leaves, stems, etc.

Caroche (n.) A kind of pleasure carriage; a coach.

Caroled (imp. & p. p.) of Carol

Carolin (n.) A former gold coin of Germany worth nearly five dollars; also, a gold coin of Sweden worth nearly five dollars.

Carolus (n.) An English gold coin of the value of twenty or twenty-three shillings. It was first struck in the reign of Charles I.

Caromel (n.) See Caramel.

Carotic (a.) Of or pertaining to stupor; as, a carotic state.

Carotic (a.) Carotid; as, the carotic arteries.

Carotid (n.) One of the two main arteries of the neck, by which blood is conveyed from the aorta to the head. [See Illust. of Aorta.]

Carotid (a.) Alt. of Carotidal

Carotin (n.) A red crystallizable tasteless substance, extracted from the carrot.

Carouse (n.) A large draught of liquor.

Carouse (n.) A drinking match; a carousal.

Carouse (v. i.) To drink deeply or freely in compliment; to take part in a carousal; to engage in drunken revels.

Carouse (v. t.) To drink up; to drain; to drink freely or jovially.

Carping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Carp

Carpale (n.) One of the bones or cartilages of the carpus; esp. one of the series articulating with the metacarpals.

Carping (a.) Fault-finding; censorious caviling. See Captious.

Carrack (n.) See Carack.

Carrick (n.) A carack. See Carack.

Carrier (n.) One who, or that which, carries or conveys; a messenger.

Carrier (n.) One who is employed, or makes it his business, to carry goods for others for hire; a porter; a teamster.

Carrier (n.) That which drives or carries; as: (a) A piece which communicates to an object in a lathe the motion of the face plate; a lathe dog. (b) A spool holder or bobbin holder in a braiding machine. (c) A movable piece in magazine guns which transfers the cartridge to a position from which it can be thrust into the barrel.

Carrion (n.) The dead and putrefying body or flesh of an animal; flesh so corrupted as to be unfit for food.

Carrion (n.) A contemptible or worthless person; -- a term of reproach.

Carrion (a.) Of or pertaining to dead and putrefying carcasses; feeding on carrion.

Carroty (a.) Like a carrot in color or in taste; -- an epithet given to reddish yellow hair, etc.

Carried (imp. & p. p.) of Carry

Carries (pl. ) of Carry

Carting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cart

Cartage (n.) The act of carrying in a cart.

Cartage (n.) The price paid for carting.

Cartman (n.) One who drives or uses a cart; a teamster; a carter.

Cartoon (n.) A design or study drawn of the full size, to serve as a model for transferring or copying; -- used in the making of mosaics, tapestries, fresco pantings and the like; as, the cartoons of Raphael.

Cartoon (n.) A large pictorial sketch, as in a journal or magazine; esp. a pictorial caricature; as, the cartoons of "Puck."

Cartway (n.) A way or road for carts.

Carving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Carve

Carvene (n.) An oily substance, C10H16, extracted from oil caraway.

Carving (n.) The act or art of one who carves.

Carving (n.) A piece of decorative work cut in stone, wood, or other material.

Carving (n.) The whole body of decorative sculpture of any kind or epoch, or in any material; as, the Italian carving of the 15th century.

Carvist (n.) A hawk which is of proper age and training to be carried on the hand; a hawk in its first year.

Cascade (n.) A fall of water over a precipice, as in a river or brook; a waterfall less than a cataract.

Cascade (v. i.) To fall in a cascade.

Cascade (v. i.) To vomit.

Caseous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, cheese; having the qualities of cheese; cheesy.

Cashier (n.) One who has charge of money; a cash keeper; the officer who has charge of the payments and receipts (moneys, checks, notes), of a bank or a mercantile company.

Cashier (v. t.) To dismiss or discard; to discharge; to dismiss with ignominy from military service or from an office or place of trust.

Cashier (v. t.) To put away or reject; to disregard.

Casings (n. pl.) Dried dung of cattle used as fuel.

Casinos (pl. ) of Casino

Cassada (n.) See Cassava.

Cassate (v. t.) To render void or useless; to vacate or annul.

Cassava (n.) A shrubby euphorbiaceous plant of the genus Manihot, with fleshy rootstocks yielding an edible starch; -- called also manioc.

Cassava (n.) A nutritious starch obtained from the rootstocks of the cassava plant, used as food and in making tapioca.

Cassino (n.) A game at cards, played by two or more persons, usually for twenty-one points.

Cassius (n.) A brownish purple pigment, obtained by the action of some compounds of tin upon certain salts of gold. It is used in painting and staining porcelain and glass to give a beautiful purple color. Commonly called Purple of Cassius.

Cassock (n.) A long outer garment formerly worn by men and women, as well as by soldiers as part of their uniform.

Cassock (n.) A garment resembling a long frock coat worn by the clergy of certain churches when officiating, and by others as the usually outer garment.

Casting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cast

Casting (n.) The act of one who casts or throws, as in fishing.

Casting (n.) The act or process of making casts or impressions, or of shaping metal or plaster in a mold; the act or the process of pouring molten metal into a mold.

Casting (n.) That which is cast in a mold; esp. the mass of metal so cast; as, a casting in iron; bronze casting.

Casting (n.) The warping of a board.

Casting (n.) The act of casting off, or that which is cast off, as skin, feathers, excrement, etc.

Castled (imp. & p. p.) of Castle

Castled (a.) Having a castle or castles; supporting a castle; as, a castled height or crag.

Castled (a.) Fortified; turreted; as, castled walls.

Castlet (n.) A small castle.

Castrel (n.) See Kestrel.

Casuist (n.) One who is skilled in, or given to, casuistry.

Casuist (v. i.) To play the casuist.

Catting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cat

Cataian (n.) A native of Cathay or China; a foreigner; -- formerly a term of reproach.

Catalan (a.) Of or pertaining to Catalonia.

Catalan (n.) A native or inhabitant of Catalonia; also, the language of Catalonia.

Catalog (n. & v.) Catalogue.

Catalpa (n.) A genus of American and East Indian trees, of which the best know species are the Catalpa bignonioides, a large, ornamental North American tree, with spotted white flowers and long cylindrical pods, and the C. speciosa, of the Mississipi valley; -- called also Indian bean.

Catarrh (n.) An inflammatory affection of any mucous membrane, in which there are congestion, swelling, and an altertion in the quantity and quality of mucus secreted; as, catarrh of the stomach; catarrh of the bladder.

Catawba (n.) A well known light red variety of American grape.

Catawba (n.) A light-colored, sprightly American wine from the Catawba grape.

Catbird (n.) An American bird (Galeoscoptes Caro

Catboat (n.) A small sailboat, with a single mast placed as far forward as possible, carring a sail extended by a gaff and long boom. See Illustration in Appendix.

Catcall (n.) A sound like the cry of a cat, such as is made in playhouses to express dissatisfaction with a play; also, a small shrill instrument for making such a noise.

Catched () of Catch

Catcher (n.) One who, or that which, catches.

Catcher (n.) The player who stands behind the batsman to catch the ball.

Catchup (n.) Alt. of Catsup

Catechu (n.) A dry, brown, astringent extract, obtained by decoction and evaporation from the Acacia catechu, and several other plants growing in India. It contains a large portion of tannin or tannic acid, and is used in medicine and in the arts. It is also known by the names terra japonica, cutch, gambier, etc.

Catered (imp. & p. p.) of Cater

Cateran (n.) A Highland robber: a kind of irregular soldier.

Caterer (n.) One who caters.

Catfall (n.) A rope used in hoisting the anchor to the cathead.

Catfish (n.) A name given in the United States to various species of siluroid fishes; as, the yellow cat (Amiurus natalis); the bind cat (Gronias nigrilabrus); the mud cat (Pilodictic oilwaris), the stone cat (Noturus flavus); the sea cat (Arius felis), etc. This name is also sometimes applied to the wolf fish. See Bullhrad.

Cathead (n.) A projecting piece of timber or iron near the bow of vessel, to which the anchor is hoisted and secured.

Catheti (pl. ) of Cathetus

Cathode (n.) The part of a voltaic battery by which the electric current leaves substances through which it passes, or the surface at which the electric current passes out of the electrolyte; the negative pole; -- opposed to anode.

Catlike (a.) Like a cat; stealthily; noiselessly.

Catling (n.) A little cat; a kitten.

Catling (n.) Catgut; a catgut string.

Catling (n.) A double-edged, sharp-pointed dismembering knife.

Catmint (n.) A well-know plant of the genus Nepeta (N. Cataria), somewhat like mint, having a string scent, and sometimes used in medicine. It is so called because cats have a peculiar fondness for it.

Catpipe (n.) See Catcall.

Cattish (a.) Catlike; fe

Caudata (n. pl.) See Urodela.

Caudate (a.) Alt. of Caudated

Caudled (imp. & p. p.) of Caudle

Causing (p. pr. & v. n.) of Cause

Caustic (a.) Alt. of Caustical

Caustic (a.) Any substance or means which, applied to animal or other organic tissue, burns, corrodes, or destroys it by chemical action; an escharotic.

Caustic (a.) A caustic curve or caustic surface.

Cautery (n.) A burning or searing, as of morbid flesh, with a hot iron, or by application of a caustic that will burn, corrode, or destroy animal tissue.

Cautery (n.) The iron of other agent in cauterizing.

Caution (n.) A careful attention to the probable effects of an act, in order that failure or harm may be avoided; prudence in regard to danger; provident care; wariness.

Caution (n.) Security; guaranty; bail.

Caution (n.) Precept or warning against evil of any kind; exhortation to wariness; advice; injunction.

Caution (v. t.) To give notice of danger to; to warn; to exhort [one] to take heed.

Cavally (n.) A carangoid fish of the Atlantic coast (Caranx hippos): -- called also horse crevalle. [See Illust. under Carangoid.]

Cavalry (n.) That part of military force which serves on horseback.

Cavezon (n.) A kind of noseband used in breaking and training horses.

Cavetto (n.) A concave molding; -- used chiefly in classical architecture. See Illust. of Column.

Caviare (n.) Alt. of Caviar

Caviled (imp. & p. p.) of Cavil

Caviler (n.) Alt. of Caviller

Cayenne (n.) Cayenne pepper.

Cayugas (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians formerly inhabiting western New-York, forming part of the confederacy called the Five Nations.

Cazique (n.) Alt. of Cazic

Dabbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dab

Dabbled (imp. & p. p.) of Dabble

Dabbler (n.) One who dabbles.

Dabbler (n.) One who dips slightly into anything; a superficial meddler.

Dabster (n.) One who is skilled; a master of his business; a proficient; an adept.

Dacoity (n.) The practice of gang robbery in India; robbery committed by dacoits.

Daddled (imp. & p. p.) of Dadle

Daddock (n.) The rotten body of a tree.

Daggled (imp. & p. p.) of Daggle

Daglock (n.) A dirty or clotted lock of wool on a sheep; a taglock.

Dahlias (pl. ) of Dahlia

Dailies (pl. ) of Daily

Daimios (pl. ) of Daimio

Dairies (pl. ) of Dairy

Daisied (a.) Full of daisies; adorned with daisies.

Daisies (pl. ) of Daisy

Dakoity (n.) See Dacoit, Dacoity.

Dakotas (n. pl) An extensive race or stock of Indians, including many tribes, mostly dwelling west of the Mississippi River; -- also, in part, called Sioux.

Dallier (n.) One who fondles; a trifler; as, dalliers with pleasant words.

Dallied (imp. & p. p.) of Dally

Damming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dam

Damages (imp. & p. p.) of Damage

Damasse (a.) Woven like damask.

Damasse (n.) A damasse fabric, esp. one of

Dambose (n.) A crystal

Damiana (n.) A Mexican drug, used as an aphrodisiac.

Dammara (n.) An oleoresin used in making varnishes; dammar gum; dammara resin. It is obtained from certain resin trees indigenous to the East Indies, esp. Shorea robusta and the dammar pine.

Dammara (n.) A large tree of the order Coniferae, indigenous to the East Indies and Australasia; -- called also Agathis. There are several species.

Damning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Damn

Damnify (v. t.) To cause loss or damage to; to injure; to impair.

Damning (a.) That damns; damnable; as, damning evidence of guilt.

Damosel (n.) Alt. of Damoiselle

Damping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Damp

Dampish (a.) Moderately damp or moist.

Danaide (n.) A water wheel having a vertical axis, and an inner and outer tapering shell, between which are vanes or floats attached usually to both shells, but sometimes only to one.

Danaite (n.) A cobaltiferous variety of arsenopyrite.

Dancing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dance

Dancing (p. a. & vb. n.) from Dance.

Dandify (v. t.) To cause to resemble a dandy; to make dandyish.

Dandled (imp. & p. p.) of Dandle

Dandler (n.) One who dandles or fondles.

Dandies (pl. ) of Dandy

Dangled (imp. & p. p.) of Dangle

Dangler (n.) One who dangles about or after others, especially after women; a trifler.

Dankish (a.) Somewhat dank.

Dansker (n.) A Dane.

Dantean (a.) Relating to, emanating from or resembling, the poet Dante or his writings.

Daphnia (n.) A genus of the genus Daphnia.

Daphnin (n.) A dark green bitter resin extracted from the mezereon (Daphne mezereum) and regarded as the essential principle of the plant.

Daphnin (n.) A white, crystal

Dapifer (n.) One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.

Dappled (a.) Marked with spots of different shades of color; spotted; variegated; as, a dapple horse.

Dappled (imp. & p. p.) of Dapple

Darbies (n. pl.) Manacles; handcuffs.

Dareful (a.) Full of daring or of defiance; adventurous.

Darkful (a.) Full of darkness.

Darkish (a.) Somewhat dark; dusky.

Darling (n.) One dearly beloved; a favorite.

Darling (a.) Dearly beloved; regarded with especial kindness and tenderness; favorite.

Darning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Darn

Darrain (v. t.) To make ready to fight; to array.

Darrain (v. t.) To fight out; to contest; to decide by combat.

Darrein (a.) Last; as, darrein continuance, the last continuance.

Darting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dart

Dartars (n.) A kind of scab or ulceration on the skin of lambs.

Dartoic (a.) Of or pertaining to the dartos.

Dartoid (a.) Like the dartos; dartoic; as, dartoid tissue.

Dashing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dash

Dashing (a.) Bold; spirited; showy.

Dashism (n.) The character of making ostentatious or blustering parade or show.

Dashpot (n.) A pneumatic or hydraulic cushion for a falling weight, as in the valve gear of a steam engine, to prevent shock.

Dastard (n.) One who meanly shrinks from danger; an arrant coward; a poltroon.

Dastard (a.) Meanly shrinking from danger; cowardly; dastardly.

Dastard (v. t.) To dastardize.

Dasyure (n.) A carnivorous marsupial quadruped of Australia, belonging to the genus Dasyurus. There are several species.

Datable (a.) That may be dated; having a known or ascertainable date.

Dataria (n.) Formerly, a part of the Roman chancery; now, a separate office from which are sent graces or favors, cognizable in foro externo, such as appointments to benefices. The name is derived from the word datum, given or dated (with the indications of the time and place of granting the gift or favor).

Daubing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Daub

Daubery (n.) Alt. of Daubry

Daubing (n.) The act of one who daubs; that which is daubed.

Daubing (n.) A rough coat of mortar put upon a wall to give it the appearance of stone; rough-cast.

Daubing (n.) In currying, a mixture of fish oil and tallow worked into leather; -- called also dubbing.

Daunted (imp. & p. p.) of Daunt

Daunter (n.) One who daunts.

Dauphin (n.) The title of the eldest son of the king of France, and heir to the crown. Since the revolution of 1830, the title has been discontinued.

Davidic (a.) Of or pertaining to David, the king and psalmist of Israel, or to his family.

Dawdled (imp. & p. p.) of Dawdle

Dawdler (n.) One who wastes time in trifling employments; an idler; a trifler.

Dawning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dawn

Daybook (n.) A journal of accounts; a primary record book in which are recorded the debts and credits, or accounts of the day, in their order, and from which they are transferred to the journal.

Daymaid (n.) A dairymaid.

Daymare (n.) A kind of incubus which occurs during wakefulness, attended by the peculiar pressure on the chest which characterizes nightmare.

Day-net (n.) A net for catching small birds.

Daysman (n.) An umpire or arbiter; a mediator.

Daytime (n.) The time during which there is daylight, as distinguished from the night.

Dazzled (imp. & p. p.) of Dazzle

Eagerly (adv.) In an eager manner.

Eagless (n.) A female or hen eagle.

Eagrass (n.) See Eddish.

Eanling (n.) A lamb just brought forth; a yeanling.

Earable (a.) Arable; tillable.

Earache (n.) Ache or pain in the ear.

Eardrop (n.) A pendant for the ear; an earring; as, a pair of eardrops.

Eardrop (n.) A species of primrose. See Auricula.

Eardrum (n.) The tympanum. See Illust. of Ear.

Earldom (n.) The jurisdiction of an earl; the territorial possessions of an earl.

Earldom (n.) The status, title, or dignity of an earl.

Earless (a.) Without ears; hence, deaf or unwilling to hear.

Earlock (n.) A lock or curl of hair near the ear; a lovelock. See Lovelock.

Earmark (n.) A mark on the ear of sheep, oxen, dogs, etc., as by cropping or slitting.

Earmark (n.) A mark for identification; a distinguishing mark.

Earmark (v. t.) To mark, as sheep, by cropping or slitting the ear.

Earning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Earn

Earnest (n.) Seriousness; reality; fixed determination; eagerness; intentness.

Earnest (a.) Ardent in the pursuit of an object; eager to obtain or do; zealous with sincerity; with hearty endeavor; heartfelt; fervent; hearty; -- used in a good sense; as, earnest prayers.

Earnest (a.) Intent; fixed closely; as, earnest attention.

Earnest (a.) Serious; important.

Earnest (v. t.) To use in earnest.

Earnest (n.) Something given, or a part paid beforehand, as a pledge; pledge; handsel; a token of what is to come.

Earnest (n.) Something of value given by the buyer to the seller, by way of token or pledge, to bind the bargain and prove the sale.

Earnful (a.) Full of anxiety or yearning.

Earning (n.) That which is earned; wages gained by work or services; money earned; -- used commonly in the plural.

Earpick (n.) An instrument for removing wax from the ear.

Earring (n.) An ornament consisting of a ring passed through the lobe of the ear, with or without a pendant.

Earshot (n.) Reach of the ear; distance at which words may be heard.

Earsore (n.) An annoyance to the ear.

Earthed (imp. & p. p.) of Earth

Earthen (a.) Made of earth; made of burnt or baked clay, or other like substances; as, an earthen vessel or pipe.

Earthly (a.) Pertaining to the earth; belonging to this world, or to man's existence on the earth; not heavenly or spiritual; carnal; worldly; as, earthly joys; earthly flowers; earthly praise.

Earthly (a.) Of all things on earth; possible; conceivable.

Earthly (a.) Made of earth; earthy.

Earthly (adv.) In the manner of the earth or its people; worldly.

Easeful (a.) Full of ease; suitable for affording ease or rest; quiet; comfortable; restful.

Eastern (a.) Situated or dwelling in the east; oriental; as, an eastern gate; Eastern countries.

Eastern (a.) Going toward the east, or in the direction of east; as, an eastern voyage.

Easting (n.) The distance measured toward the east between two meridians drawn through the extremities of a course; distance of departure eastward made by a vessel.

Eatable (a.) Capable of being eaten; fit to be eaten; proper for food; esculent; edible.

Eatable (n.) Something fit to be eaten.

Fabella (n.) One of the small sesamoid bones situated behind the condyles of the femur, in some mammals.

Fabling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fable

Fabliau (n.) One of the metrical tales of the Trouveres, or early poets of the north of France.

Fabrile (a.) Pertaining to a workman, or to work in stone, metal, wood etc.; as, fabrile skill.

Faceted (imp. & p. p.) of Facet

Faceted (a.) Having facets.

Facette (n.) See Facet, n.

Faciend (n.) The multiplicand. See Facient, 2.

Facient (n.) One who does anything, good or bad; a doer; an agent.

Facient (n.) One of the variables of a quantic as distinguished from a coefficient.

Facient (n.) The multiplier.

Facound (n.) Speech; eloquence.

Faction (n.) One of the divisions or parties of charioteers (distinguished by their colors) in the games of the circus.

Faction (n.) A party, in political society, combined or acting in union, in opposition to the government, or state; -- usually applied to a minority, but it may be applied to a majority; a combination or clique of partisans of any kind, acting for their own interests, especially if greedy, clamorous, and reckless of the common good.

Faction (n.) Tumult; discord; dissension.

Factive (a.) Making; having power to make.

Factory (n.) A house or place where factors, or commercial agents, reside, to transact business for their employers.

Factory (n.) The body of factors in any place; as, a chaplain to a British factory.

Factory (n.) A building, or collection of buildings, appropriated to the manufacture of goods; the place where workmen are employed in fabricating goods, wares, or utensils; a manufactory; as, a cotton factory.

Factual (a.) Relating to, or containing, facts.

Facture (n.) The act or manner of making or doing anything; -- now used of a literary, musical, or pictorial production.

Facture (n.) An invoice or bill of parcels.

Faculae (n. pl.) Groups of small shining spots on the surface of the sun which are brighter than the other parts of the photosphere. They are generally seen in the neighborhood of the dark spots, and are supposed to be elevated portions of the photosphere.

Facular (a.) Of or pertaining to the faculae.

Faculty (n.) Ability to act or perform, whether inborn or cultivated; capacity for any natural function; especially, an original mental power or capacity for any of the well-known classes of mental activity; psychical or soul capacity; capacity for any of the leading kinds of soul activity, as knowledge, feeling, volition; intellectual endowment or gift; power; as, faculties of the mind or the soul.

Faculty (n.) Special mental endowment; characteristic knack.

Faculty (n.) Power; prerogative or attribute of office.

Faculty (n.) Privilege or permission, granted by favor or indulgence, to do a particular thing; authority; license; dispensation.

Faculty (n.) A body of a men to whom any specific right or privilege is granted; formerly, the graduates in any of the four departments of a university or college (Philosophy, Law, Medicine, or Theology), to whom was granted the right of teaching (profitendi or docendi) in the department in which they had studied; at present, the members of a profession itself; as, the medical faculty; the legal faculty, ect.

Faculty (n.) The body of person to whom are intrusted the government and instruction of a college or university, or of one of its departments; the president, professors, and tutors in a college.

Fadedly (adv.) In a faded manner.

Faecula (n.) See Fecula.

Fagging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fag

Fagging (n.) Laborious drudgery; esp., the acting as a drudge for another at an English school.

Fagoted (imp. & p. p.) of Fagot

Fagotto (n.) The bassoon; -- so called from being divided into parts for ease of carriage, making, as it were, a small fagot.

Fahlerz (n.) Alt. of Fahlband

Faience (n.) Glazed earthenware; esp., that which is decorated in color.

Failing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fail

Failing (n.) A failing short; a becoming deficient; failure; deficiency; imperfection; weakness; lapse; fault; infirmity; as, a mental failing.

Failing (n.) The act of becoming insolvent of bankrupt.

Failure (n.) Cessation of supply, or total defect; a failing; deficiency; as, failure of rain; failure of crops.

Failure (n.) Omission; nonperformance; as, the failure to keep a promise.

Failure (n.) Want of success; the state of having failed.

Failure (n.) Decay, or defect from decay; deterioration; as, the failure of memory or of sight.

Failure (n.) A becoming insolvent; bankruptcy; suspension of payment; as, failure in business.

Failure (n.) A failing; a slight fault.

Fainted (imp. & p. p.) of Faint

Faintly (adv.) In a faint, weak, or timidmanner.

Fairily (adv.) In the manner of a fairy.

Fairing (n.) A present; originally, one given or purchased at a fair.

Fairish (a.) Tolerably fair.

Fairway (n.) The navigable part of a river, bay, etc., through which vessels enter or depart; the part of a harbor or channel ehich is kept open and unobstructed for the passage of vessels.

Fairies (pl. ) of Fairy

Faithed (a.) Having faith or a faith; honest; sincere.

Faitour (n.) A doer or actor; particularly, an evil doer; a scoundrel.

Falcade (n.) The action of a horse, when he throws himself on his haunches two or three times, bending himself, as it were, in very quick curvets.

Falcate (a.) Alt. of Falcated

Falcula (n.) A curved and sharp-pointed claw.

Faldage (n.) A privilege of setting up, and moving about, folds for sheep, in any fields within manors, in order to manure them; -- often reserved to himself by the lord of the manor.

Faldfee (n.) A fee or rent paid by a tenant for the privilege of faldage on his own ground.

Falding (n.) A frieze or rough-napped cloth.

Falling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fall

Fallacy (n.) Deceptive or false appearance; deceitfulness; that which misleads the eye or the mind; deception.

Fallacy (n.) An argument, or apparent argument, which professes to be decisive of the matter at issue, while in reality it is not; a sophism.

Fallals (n.pl.) Gay ornaments; frippery; gewgaws.

Falling (a. & n.) from Fall, v. i.

Falsary (a.) A falsifier of evidence.

Falsely (adv.) In a false manner; erroneously; not truly; perfidiously or treacherously.

Falsify (a.) To make false; to represent falsely.

Falsify (a.) To counterfeit; to forge; as, to falsify coin.

Falsify (a.) To prove to be false, or untrustworthy; to confute; to disprove; to nullify; to make to appear false.

Falsify (a.) To violate; to break by falsehood; as, to falsify one's faith or word.

Falsify (a.) To baffle or escape; as, to falsify a blow.

Falsify (a.) To avoid or defeat; to prove false, as a judgment.

Falsify (a.) To show, in accounting, (an inem of charge inserted in an account) to be wrong.

Falsify (a.) To make false by multilation or addition; to tamper with; as, to falsify a record or document.

Falsify (v. i.) To tell lies; to violate the truth.

Falsism (n.) That which is evidently false; an assertion or statement the falsity of which is plainly apparent; -- opposed to truism.

Falsity (a.) The quality of being false; coutrariety or want of conformity to truth.

Falsity (a.) That which is false; falsehood; a lie; a false assertion.

Famular (n.) Domestic; familiar.

Fanning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fan

Fanatic (a.) Pertaining to, or indicating, fanaticism; extravagant in opinions; ultra; unreasonable; excessively enthusiastic, especially on religious subjects; as, fanatic zeal; fanatic notions.

Fanatic (n.) A person affected by excessive enthusiasm, particularly on religious subjects; one who indulges wild and extravagant notions of religion.

Fancied (v. t.) Formed or conceived by the fancy; unreal; as, a fancied wrong.

Fancier (n.) One who is governed by fancy.

Fancier (n.) One who fancies or has a special liking for, or interest in, a particular object or class or objects; hence, one who breeds and keeps for sale birds and animals; as, bird fancier, dog fancier, etc.

Fancies (pl. ) of Fancy

Fancied (imp. & p. p.) of Fancy

Fanfare (n.) A flourish of trumpets, as in coming into the lists, etc.; also, a short and lively air performed on hunting horns during the chase.

Fanfoot (n.) A species of gecko having the toes expanded into large lobes for adhesion. The Egyptian fanfoot (Phyodactylus gecko) is believed, by the natives, to have venomous toes.

Fanfoot (n.) Any moth of the genus Polypogon.

Fangled (a.) New made; hence, gaudy; showy; vainly decorated. [Obs., except with the prefix new.] See Newfangled.

Fanlike (a.) Resembling a fan;

Fanlike (a.) folded up like a fan, as certain leaves; plicate.

Fantail (n.) A variety of the domestic pigeon, so called from the shape of the tail.

Fantail (n.) Any bird of the Australian genus Rhipidura, in which the tail is spread in the form of a fan during flight. They belong to the family of flycatchers.

Fantasm (n.) Same as Phantasm.

Fantast (n.) One whose manners or ideas are fantastic.

Fantasy (n.) Fancy; imagination; especially, a whimsical or fanciful conception; a vagary of the imagination; whim; caprice; humor.

Fantasy (n.) Fantastic designs.

Fantasy (v. t.) To have a fancy for; to be pleased with; to like; to fancy.

Faradic (a.) Of or pertaining to Michael Faraday, the distinguished electrician; -- applied especially to induced currents of electricity, as produced by certain forms of inductive apparatus, on account of Faraday's investigations of their laws.

Farcing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Farce

Farcing (n.) Stuffing; forcemeat.

Fardage (n.) See Dunnage.

Farming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Farm

Farmery (n.) The buildings and yards necessary for the business of a farm; a homestead.

Farming (a.) Pertaining to agriculture; devoted to, adapted to, or engaged in, farming; as, farming tools; farming land; a farming community.

Farming (n.) The business of cultivating land.

Farmost (a.) Most distant; farthest.

Farness (a.) The state of being far off; distance; remoteness.

Faroese (n. sing. & pl.) An inhabitant, or, collectively, inhabitants, of the Faroe islands.

Far-off (a.) Remote; as, the far-off distance. Cf. Far-off, under Far, adv.

Farrago (n.) A mass composed of various materials confusedly mixed; a medley; a mixture.

Farrand (n.) Manner; custom; fashion; humor.

Farrier (n.) A shoer of horses; a veterinary surgeon.

Farrier (v. i.) To practice as a farrier; to carry on the trade of a farrier.

Farther (superl.) More remote; more distant than something else.

Farther (superl.) Tending to a greater distance; beyond a certain point; additional; further.

Farther (adv.) At or to a greater distance; more remotely; beyond; as, let us rest with what we have, without looking farther.

Farther (adv.) Moreover; by way of progress in treating a subject; as, farther, let us consider the probable event.

Farther (v. t.) To help onward. [R.] See Further.

Fasciae (pl. ) of Fascia

Fascial (a.) Pertaining to the fasces.

Fascial (a.) Relating to a fascia.

Fascine (n.) A cylindrical bundle of small sticks of wood, bound together, used in raising batteries, filling ditches, strengthening ramparts, and making parapets; also in revetments for river banks, and in mats for dams, jetties, etc.

Fashing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fash

Fashion (n.) The make or form of anything; the style, shape, appearance, or mode of structure; pattern, model; as, the fashion of the ark, of a coat, of a house, of an altar, etc.; workmanship; execution.

Fashion (n.) The prevailing mode or style, especially of dress; custom or conventional usage in respect of dress, behavior, etiquette, etc.; particularly, the mode or style usual among persons of good breeding; as, to dress, dance, sing, ride, etc., in the fashion.

Fashion (n.) Polite, fashionable, or genteel life; social position; good breeding; as, men of fashion.

Fashion (n.) Mode of action; method of conduct; manner; custom; sort; way.

Fashion (v. t.) To form; to give shape or figure to; to mold.

Fashion (v. t.) To fit; to adapt; to accommodate; -- with to.

Fashion (v. t.) To make according to the rule prescribed by custom.

Fashion (v. t.) To forge or counterfeit.

Fasting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fast

Fastish (a.) Rather fast; also, somewhat dissipated.

Fatally (adv.) In a manner proceeding from, or determined by, fate.

Fatally (adv.) In a manner issuing in death or ruin; mortally; destructively; as, fatally deceived or wounded.

Fatback (n.) The menhaden.

Fateful (a. .) Having the power of serving or accomplishing fate.

Fateful (a. .) Significant of fate; ominous.

Fathead (n.) A cyprinoid fish of the Mississippi valley (Pimephales promelas); -- called also black-headed minnow.

Fathead (n.) A labroid food fish of California; the redfish.

Fatigue (n.) Weariness from bodily labor or mental exertion; lassitude or exhaustion of strength.

Fatigue (n.) The cause of weariness; labor; toil; as, the fatigues of war.

Fatigue (n.) The weakening of a metal when subjected to repeated vibrations or strains.

Fatigue (n.) To weary with labor or any bodily or mental exertion; to harass with toil; to exhaust the strength or endurance of; to tire.

Fatling (n.) A calf, lamb, kid, or other young animal fattened for slaughter; a fat animal; -- said of such animals as are used for food.

Fatness (n.) The quality or state of being fat, plump, or full-fed; corpulency; fullness of flesh.

Fatness (n.) Hence; Richness; fertility; fruitfulness.

Fatness (n.) That which makes fat or fertile.

Fattish (a.) Somewhat fat; inc

Fatuity (n.) Weakness or imbecility of mind; stupidity.

Fatuous (a.) Feeble in mind; weak; silly; stupid; foolish; fatuitous.

Fatuous (a.) Without reality; illusory, like the ignis fatuus.

Faucial (a.) Pertaining to the fauces; pharyngeal.

Faulcon (n.) See Falcon.

Faulted (imp. & p. p.) of Fault

Faulter (n.) One who commits a fault.

Faunist (n.) One who describes the fauna of country; a naturalist.

Favella (n.) A group of spores arranged without order and covered with a thin gelatinous envelope, as in certain delicate red algae.

Favored (imp. & p. p.) of Favor

Favored (a.) Countenanced; aided; regarded with kidness; as, a favored friend.

Favored (a.) Having a certain favor or appearance; featured; as, well-favored; hard-favored, etc.

Favorer (n.) One who favors; one who regards with kindness or friendship; a well-wisher; one who assists or promotes success or prosperity.

Fawkner (n.) A falconer.

Fawning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fawn

Fayence (n.) See Fa/ence.

Faytour (n.) See Faitour.

Gabbled (imp. & p. p.) of Gabble

Gabbier (n.) One who gabbles; a prater.

Gabeler (n.) A collector of gabels or taxes.

Gabelle (n.) A tax, especially on salt.

Gablock (n.) A false spur or gaff, fitted on the heel of a gamecock.

Gadding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gad

Gadding (a. & n.) Going about much, needlessly or without purpose.

Gaddish (a.) Disposed to gad.

Gadling (n.) See Gad, n., 4.

Gadling (v. i.) Gadding about.

Gadling (n.) A roving vagabond.

Gadsman (n.) One who uses a gad or goad in driving.

Gadwall (n.) A large duck (Anas strepera), valued as a game bird, found in the northern parts of Europe and America; -- called also gray duck.

Gaffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gaff

Gagging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gag

Gaggled (imp. & p. p.) of Gaggle

Gahnite (n.) Zinc spinel; automolite.

Gaining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gain

Gainage (v. t.) The horses, oxen, plows, wains or wagons and implements for carrying on tillage.

Gainage (v. t.) The profit made by tillage; also, the land itself.

Gainful (a.) Profitable; advantageous; lucrative.

Gainsay (v. t.) To contradict; to deny; to controvert; to dispute; to forbid.

'Gainst (prep.) A contraction of Against.

Gairish (n.) Alt. of Gairish/ness

Galagos (pl. ) of Galago

Galanga (n.) Alt. of Galangal

Galeate (a.) Alt. of Galeated

Galenic (a.) Alt. of Galenical

Galenic (an.) Alt. of Galenical

Galilee (n.) A porch or waiting room, usually at the west end of an abbey church, where the monks collected on returning from processions, where bodies were laid previous to interment, and where women were allowed to see the monks to whom they were related, or to hear divine service. Also, frequently applied to the porch of a church, as at Ely and Durham cathedrals.

Galipot (n.) An impure resin of turpentine, hardened on the outside of pine trees by the spontaneous evaporation of its essential oil. When purified, it is called yellow pitch, white pitch, or Burgundy pitch.

Galling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gall

Gallant (a.) Showy; splendid; magnificent; gay; well-dressed.

Gallant (a.) Noble in bearing or spirit; brave; high-spirited; courageous; heroic; magnanimous; as, a gallant youth; a gallant officer.

Gallant (a.) Polite and attentive to ladies; courteous to women; chivalrous.

Gallant (n.) A man of mettle or spirit; a gay; fashionable man; a young blood.

Gallant (n.) One fond of paying attention to ladies.

Gallant (n.) One who wooes; a lover; a suitor; in a bad sense, a seducer.

Gallant (v. t.) To attend or wait on, as a lady; as, to gallant ladies to the play.

Gallant (v. t.) To handle with grace or in a modish manner; as, to gallant a fan.

Gallate (n.) A salt of gallic acid.

Gallego (n.) A native or inhabitant of Galicia, in Spain; a Galician.

Gallein (n.) A red crystal

Galleon (n.) A sailing vessel of the 15th and following centuries, often having three or four decks, and used for war or commerce. The term is often rather indiscriminately applied to any large sailing vessel.

Galleot (n.) See Galiot.

Gallery (a.) A long and narrow corridor, or place for walking; a connecting passageway, as between one room and another; also, a long hole or passage excavated by a boring or burrowing animal.

Gallery (a.) A room for the exhibition of works of art; as, a picture gallery; hence, also, a large or important collection of paintings, sculptures, etc.

Gallery (a.) A long and narrow platform attached to one or more sides of public hall or the interior of a church, and supported by brackets or columns; -- sometimes intended to be occupied by musicians or spectators, sometimes designed merely to increase the capacity of the hall.

Gallery (a.) A frame, like a balcony, projecting from the stern or quarter of a ship, and hence called stern gallery or quarter gallery, -- seldom found in vessels built since 1850.

Gallery (a.) Any communication which is covered overhead as well as at the sides. When prepared for defense, it is a defensive gallery.

Gallery (a.) A working drift or level.

Galleys (pl. ) of Galley

Gallfly (n.) An insect that deposits its eggs in plants, and occasions galls, esp. any small hymenopteran of the genus Cynips and allied genera. See Illust. of Gall.

Gallian (a.) Gallic; French.

Gallied (p. p. & a.) Worried; flurried; frightened.

Galling (a.) Fitted to gall or chafe; vexing; harassing; irritating.

Galliot (n.) See Galiot.

Gallium (n.) A rare metallic element, found in certain zinc ores. It is white, hard, and malleable, resembling aluminium, and remarcable for its low melting point (86/ F., 30/C). Symbol Ga. Atomic weight 69.9.

Gallnut (n.) A round gall produced on the leaves and shoots of various species of the oak tree. See Gall, and Nutgall.

Galloon (n.) A narrow tapelike fabric used for binding hats, shoes, etc., -- sometimes made ornamental.

Galloon (n.) A similar bordering or binding of rich material, such as gold lace.

Gallows (pl. ) of Gallows

Gallows (n. sing.) A frame from which is suspended the rope with which criminals are executed by hanging, usually consisting of two upright posts and a crossbeam on the top; also, a like frame for suspending anything.

Gallows (n. sing.) A wretch who deserves the gallows.

Gallows (n. sing.) The rest for the tympan when raised.

Gallows (n. sing.) A pair of suspenders or braces.

Galoche () Alt. of Galoshe

Galoshe () A clog or patten.

Galoshe () Hence: An overshoe worn in wet weather.

Galoshe () A gaiter, or legging, covering the upper part of the shoe and part of the leg.

Galoshe (n.) Same as Galoche.

Galsome (a.) Angry; malignant.

Gambier (n.) The inspissated juice of a plant (Uncaria Gambir) growing in Malacca. It is a powerful astringent, and, under the name of Terra Japonica, is used for chewing with the Areca nut, and is exported for tanning and dyeing.

Gambier (n.) Catechu.

Gambist (n.) A performer upon the viola di gamba. See under Viola.

Gambled (imp. & p. p.) of Gamble

Gambler (n.) One who gambles.

Gamboge (n.) A concrete juice, or gum resin, produced by several species of trees in Siam, Ceylon, and Malabar. It is brought in masses, or cylindrical rolls, from Cambodia, or Cambogia, -- whence its name. The best kind is of a dense, compact texture, and of a beatiful reddish yellow. Taking internally, it is a strong and harsh cathartic and emetic.

Gambrel (n.) The hind leg of a horse.

Gambrel (n.) A stick crooked like a horse's hind leg; -- used by butchers in suspending slaughtered animals.

Gambrel (v. t.) To truss or hang up by means of a gambrel.

Gameful (a.) Full of game or games.

Gangion (n.) A short

Ganglia (pl. ) of Ganglion

Gangrel (v. i.) Wandering; vagrant.

Gangway (v. i.) A passage or way into or out of any inclosed place; esp., a temporary way of access formed of planks.

Gangway (v. i.) In the English House of Commons, a narrow aisle across the house, below which sit those who do not vote steadly either with the government or with the opposition.

Gangway (v. i.) The opening through the bulwarks of a vessel by which persons enter or leave it.

Gangway (v. i.) That part of the spar deck of a vessel on each side of the booms, from the quarter-deck to the forecastle; -- more properly termed the waist.

Ganoine (n.) A peculiar bony tissue beneath the enamel of a ganoid scale.

Gantlet (n.) A military punishment formerly in use, wherein the offender was made to run between two files of men facing one another, who struck him as he passed.

Gantlet (n.) A glove. See Gauntlet.

Garbage (n.) Offal, as the bowels of an animal or fish; refuse animal or vegetable matter from a kitchen; hence, anything worthless, disgusting, or loathsome.

Garbage (v. t.) To strip of the bowels; to clean.

Garbled (imp. & p. p.) of Garble

Garbler (n.) One who garbles.

Garboil (n.) Tumult; disturbance; disorder.

Gardant (a.) Turning the head towards the spectator, but not the body; -- said of a lion or other beast.

Garfish (n.) A European marine fish (Belone vulgaris); -- called also gar, gerrick, greenback, greenbone, gorebill, hornfish, longnose, mackerel guide, sea needle, and sea pike.

Garfish (n.) One of several species of similar fishes of the genus Tylosurus, of which one species (T. marinus) is common on the Atlantic coast. T. Caribbaeus, a very large species, and T. crassus, are more southern; -- called also needlefish. Many of the common names of the European garfish are also applied to the American species.

Gargyle (n.) See Gargoyle.

Garland (n.) The crown of a king.

Garland (n.) A wreath of chaplet made of branches, flowers, or feathers, and sometimes of precious stones, to be worn on the head like a crown; a coronal; a wreath.

Garland (n.) The top; the thing most prized.

Garland (n.) A book of extracts in prose or poetry; an anthology.

Garland (n.) A sort of netted bag used by sailors to keep provision in.

Garland (n.) A grommet or ring of rope lashed to a spar for convenience in handling.

Garland (v. t.) To deck with a garland.

Garment (n.) Any article of clothing, as a coat, a gown, etc.

Garnish (v. t.) To decorate with ornamental appendages; to set off; to adorn; to embellish.

Garnish (v. t.) To ornament, as a dish, with something laid about it; as, a dish garnished with parsley.

Garnish (v. t.) To furnish; to supply.

Garnish (v. t.) To fit with fetters.

Garnish (v. t.) To warn by garnishment; to give notice to; to garnishee. See Garnishee, v. t.

Garnish (n.) Something added for embellishment; decoration; ornament; also, dress; garments, especially such as are showy or decorated.

Garnish (n.) Something set round or upon a dish as an embellishment. See Garnish, v. t., 2.

Garnish (v. t.) Fetters.

Garnish (v. t.) A fee; specifically, in English jails, formerly an unauthorized fee demanded by the old prisoners of a newcomer.

Garpike () See under Gar.

Garrote (n.) A Spanish mode of execution by strangulation, with an iron collar affixed to a post and tightened by a screw until life become extinct; also, the instrument by means of which the punishment is inflicted.

Garrote (v. t.) To strangle with the garrote; hence, to seize by the throat, from behind, with a view to strangle and rob.

Garrupa (n.) One of several species of California market fishes, of the genus Sebastichthys; -- called also rockfish. See Rockfish.

Gaseity (n.) State of being gaseous.

Gaseous (a.) In the form, or of the nature, of gas, or of an aeriform fluid.

Gaseous (a.) Lacking substance or solidity; tenuous.

Gashing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gash

Gashful (a.) Full of gashes; hideous; frightful.

Gaskins (n.pl.) Loose hose or breeches; galligaskins.

Gaskins (n.pl.) Packing of hemp.

Gaskins (n.pl.) A horse's thighs.

Gasogen (n.) An apparatus for the generation of gases, or for impregnating a liquid with a gas, or a gas with a volatile liquid.

Gasogen (n.) A volatile hydrocarbon, used as an illuminant, or for charging illuminating gas.

Gasping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gasp

Gassing (n.) The process of passing cotton goods between two rollers and exposing them to numerous minute jets of gas to burn off the small fibers; any similar process of singeing.

Gassing (n.) Boasting; insincere or empty talk.

Gastful (a.) Alt. of Gastly

Gastric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or situated near, the stomach; as, the gastric artery.

Gateman (n.) A gate keeper; a gate tender.

Gateway (n.) A passage through a fence or wall; a gate; also, a frame, arch, etc., in which a gate in hung, or a structure at an entrance or gate designed for ornament or defense.

Gauchos (pl. ) of Gaucho

Gauding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gaud

Gaudery (n.) Finery; ornaments; ostentatious display.

Gaudful (a.) Joyful; showy.

Gaudily (adv.) In a gaudy manner.

Gaudish (a.) Gaudy.

Gaudies (pl. ) of Gaudy

Gauffer (v. t.) To plait, crimp, or flute; to goffer, as lace. See Goffer.

Gauffre (n.) A gopher, esp. the pocket gopher.

Gauging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gauge

Gaulish (a.) Pertaining to ancient France, or Gaul; Gallic.

Gauntly (adv.) In a gaunt manner; meagerly.

Gauntry (n.) A frame for supporting barrels in a cellar or elsewhere.

Gauntry (n.) A scaffolding or frame carrying a crane or other structure.

Gavelet (n.) An ancient special kind of cessavit used in Kent and London for the recovery of rent.

Gayness (n.) Gayety; finery.

Gaysome (a.) Full of gayety. Mir. for Mag.

Gazeebo (n.) A summerhouse so situated as to command an extensive prospect.

Gazeful (a.) Gazing.

Gazelle (n.) One of several small, swift, elegantly formed species of antelope, of the genus Gazella, esp. G. dorcas; -- called also algazel, corinne, korin, and kevel. The gazelles are celebrated for the luster and soft expression of their eyes.

Gazette (n.) A newspaper; a printed sheet published periodically; esp., the official journal published by the British government, and containing legal and state notices.

Gazette (v. t.) To announce or publish in a gazette; to announce officially, as an appointment, or a case of bankruptcy.

Habited (imp. & p. p.) of Habit

Habitan (n.) Same as Habitant, 2.

Habitat (v. t.) The natural abode, locality or region of an animal or plant.

Habitat (v. t.) Place where anything is commonly found.

Habited (p. p. & a.) Clothed; arrayed; dressed; as, he was habited like a shepherd.

Habited (p. p. & a.) Fixed by habit; accustomed.

Habited (p. p. & a.) Inhabited.

Habitue (n.) One who habitually frequents a place; as, an habitue of a theater.

Habitus (n.) Habitude; mode of life; general appearance.

Hachure (n.) A short

Hacking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hack

Hackery (n.) A cart with wooden wheels, drawn by bullocks.

Hackled (imp. & p. p.) of Hackle

Hackmen (pl. ) of Hackman

Hackman (n.) The driver of a hack or carriage for public hire.

Hackney (n.) A horse for riding or driving; a nag; a pony.

Hackney (n.) A horse or pony kept for hire.

Hackney (n.) A carriage kept for hire; a hack; a hackney coach.

Hackney (n.) A hired drudge; a hireling; a prostitute.

Hackney (a.) Let out for hire; devoted to common use; hence, much used; trite; mean; as, hackney coaches; hackney authors.

Hackney (v. t.) To devote to common or frequent use, as a horse or carriage; to wear out in common service; to make trite or commonplace; as, a hackneyed metaphor or quotation.

Hackney (v. t.) To carry in a hackney coach.

Haddock (n.) A marine food fish (Melanogrammus aeglefinus), allied to the cod, inhabiting the northern coasts of Europe and America. It has a dark lateral

Haemony (n.) A plant described by Milton as "of sovereign use against all enchantments."

Hagging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hag

Hagborn (a.) Born of a hag or witch.

Haggada (n.) A story, anecdote, or legend in the Talmud, to explain or illustrate the text of the Old Testament.

Haggard (a.) Wild or intractable; disposed to break away from duty; untamed; as, a haggard or refractory hawk.

Haggard (a.) Having the expression of one wasted by want or suffering; hollow-eyed; having the features distorted or wasted, or anxious in appearance; as, haggard features, eyes.

Haggard (a.) A young or untrained hawk or falcon.

Haggard (a.) A fierce, intractable creature.

Haggard (a.) A hag.

Haggard (n.) A stackyard.

Haggish (a.) Like a hag; ugly; wrinkled.

Haggled (imp. & p. p.) of Haggle

Haggler (n.) One who haggles or is difficult in bargaining.

Haggler (n.) One who forestalls a market; a middleman between producer and dealer in London vegetable markets.

Hagseed (n.) The offspring of a hag.

Hagship (n.) The state or title of a hag.

Haiduck (n.) Formerly, a mercenary foot soldier in Hungary, now, a halberdier of a Hungarian noble, or an attendant in German or Hungarian courts.

Halting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hail

Hairpin (n.) A pin, usually forked, or of bent wire, for fastening the hair in place, -- used by women.

Haitian (a. & n.) See Haytian.

Haketon (n.) Same as Acton.

Halacha (n.) The general term for the Hebrew oral or traditional law; one of two branches of exposition in the Midrash. See Midrash.

Halberd (n.) An ancient long-handled weapon, of which the head had a point and several long, sharp edges, curved or straight, and sometimes additional points. The heads were sometimes of very elaborate form.

Halcyon (n.) A kingfisher. By modern ornithologists restricted to a genus including a limited number of species having omnivorous habits, as the sacred kingfisher (Halcyon sancta) of Australia.

Halcyon (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the halcyon, which was anciently said to lay her eggs in nests on or near the sea during the calm weather about the winter solstice.

Halcyon (a.) Hence: Calm; quiet; peaceful; undisturbed; happy.

Halesia (n.) A genus of American shrubs containing several species, called snowdrop trees, or silver-bell trees. They have showy, white flowers, drooping on slender pedicels.

Halfway (adv.) In the middle; at half the distance; imperfectly; partially; as, he halfway yielded.

Halfway (a.) Equally distant from the extremes; situated at an intermediate point; midway.

Halibut (n.) A large, northern, marine flatfish (Hippoglossus vulgaris), of the family Pleuronectidae. It often grows very large, weighing more than three hundred pounds. It is an important food fish.

Halidom (n.) Ho

Halidom (n.) Holy doom; the Last Day.

Hallage (n.) A fee or toll paid for goods sold in a

Hallier (n.) A kind of net for catching birds.

Haloing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Halo

Halogen (n.) An electro-negative element or radical, which, by combination with a metal, forms a haloid salt; especially, chlorine, bromine, and iodine; sometimes, also, fluorine and cyanogen. See Chlorine family, under Chlorine.

Halones (n. pl.) Alternating transparent and opaque white rings which are seen outside the blastoderm, on the surface of the developing egg of the hen and other birds.

Halpace (n.) See Haut pas.

Halsing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Halse

Halting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Halt

Halvans (n. pl.) Impure ore; dirty ore.

Halving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Halve

Hamated (a.) Hooked, or set with hooks; hamate.

Hamatum (n.) See Unciform.

Hamburg (n.) A commercial city of Germany, near the mouth of the Elbe.

Hammock (n.) A swinging couch or bed, usually made of netting or canvas about six feet wide, suspended by clews or cords at the ends.

Hammock (n.) A piece of land thickly wooded, and usually covered with bushes and vines. Used also adjectively; as, hammock land.

Hamster (n.) A small European rodent (Cricetus frumentarius). It is remarkable for having a pouch on each side of the jaw, under the skin, and for its migrations.

Hamular (a.) Hooked; hooklike; hamate; as, the hamular process of the sphenoid bone.

Hamulus (n.) A hook, or hooklike process.

Hamulus (n.) A hooked barbicel of a feather.

Hanaper (n.) A kind of basket, usually of wickerwork, and adapted for the packing and carrying of articles; a hamper.

Handing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hand

Handful (n.) As much as the hand will grasp or contain.

Handful (n.) A hand's breadth; four inches.

Handful (n.) A small quantity.

Handily (adv.) In a handy manner; skillfully; conveniently.

Handled (imp. & p. p.) of Handle

Handsaw (n.) A saw used with one hand.

Handsel (n.) A sale, gift, or delivery into the hand of another; especially, a sale, gift, delivery, or using which is the first of a series, and regarded as on omen for the rest; a first installment; an earnest; as the first money received for the sale of goods in the morning, the first money taken at a shop newly opened, the first present sent to a young woman on her wedding day, etc.

Handsel (n.) Price; payment.

Handsel (n.) To give a handsel to.

Handsel (n.) To use or do for the first time, esp. so as to make fortunate or unfortunate; to try experimentally.

Hadsome (v. t.) To render handsome.

Hanging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hang

Hang-by (n.) A dependent; a hanger-on; -- so called in contempt.

Hangdog (n.) A base, degraded person; a sneak; a gallows bird.

Hangdog (a.) Low; sneaking; ashamed.

Hanging (a.) Requiring, deserving, or foreboding death by the halter.

Hanging (a.) Suspended from above; pendent; as, hanging shelves.

Hanging (a.) Adapted for sustaining a hanging object; as, the hanging post of a gate, the post which holds the hinges.

Hanging (n.) The act of suspending anything; the state of being suspended.

Hanging (n.) Death by suspension; execution by a halter.

Hanging (n.) That which is hung as lining or drapery for the walls of a room, as tapestry, paper, etc., or to cover or drape a door or window; -- used chiefly in the plural.

Hangmen (pl. ) of Hangman

Hangman (n.) One who hangs another; esp., one who makes a business of hanging; a public executioner; -- sometimes used as a term of reproach, without reference to office.

Hansard (n.) An official report of proceedings in the British Parliament; -- so called from the name of the publishers.

Hansard (n.) A merchant of one of the Hanse towns. See the Note under 2d Hanse.

Hanuman (n.) See Hoonoomaun.

Hapless (a.) Without hap or luck; luckless; unfortunate; unlucky; unhappy; as, hapless youth; hapless maid.

Haplomi (n. pl.) An order of freshwater fishes, including the true pikes, cyprinodonts, and blindfishes.

Happily (adv.) By chance; peradventure; haply.

Happily (adv.) By good fortune; fortunately; luckily.

Happily (adv.) In a happy manner or state; in happy circumstances; as, he lived happily with his wife.

Happily (adv.) With address or dexterity; gracefully; felicitously; in a manner to success; with success.

Hardily (adv.) Same as Hardly.

Hardily (adv.) Boldly; stoutly; resolutely.

Hardish (a.) Somewhat hard.

Hardock (n.) See Hordock.

Hardpan (n.) The hard substratum. Same as Hard pan, under Hard, a.

Harelip (n.) A lip, commonly the upper one, having a fissure of perpendicular division like that of a hare.

Harfang (n.) The snowy owl.

Haricot (n.) A ragout or stew of meat with beans and other vegetables.

Haricot (n.) The ripe seeds, or the unripe pod, of the common string bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), used as a vegetable. Other species of the same genus furnish different kinds of haricots.

Harlock (n.) Probably a corruption either of charlock or hardock.

Harming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harm

Harmful (a.) Full of harm; injurious; hurtful; mischievous.

Harmine (n.) An alkaloid accompanying harma

Harmony (n.) The just adaptation of parts to each other, in any system or combination of things, or in things, or things intended to form a connected whole; such an agreement between the different parts of a design or composition as to produce unity of effect; as, the harmony of the universe.

Harmony (n.) Concord or agreement in facts, opinions, manners, interests, etc.; good correspondence; peace and friendship; as, good citizens live in harmony.

Harmony (n.) A literary work which brings together or arranges systematically parallel passages of historians respecting the same events, and shows their agreement or consistency; as, a harmony of the Gospels.

Harmony (n.) A succession of chords according to the rules of progression and modulation.

Harmony (n.) The science which treats of their construction and progression.

Harmony (n.) See Harmonic suture, under Harmonic.

Harmost (n.) A governor or prefect appointed by the Spartans in the cities subjugated by them.

Harness (n.) Originally, the complete dress, especially in a military sense, of a man or a horse; hence, in general, armor.

Harness (n.) The equipment of a draught or carriage horse, for drawing a wagon, coach, chaise, etc.; gear; tackling.

Harness (n.) The part of a loom comprising the heddles, with their means of support and motion, by which the threads of the warp are alternately raised and depressed for the passage of the shuttle.

Harness (v. t.) To dress in armor; to equip with armor for war, as a horseman; to array.

Harness (v. t.) Fig.: To equip or furnish for defense.

Harness (v. t.) To make ready for draught; to equip with harness, as a horse. Also used figuratively.

Harping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harp

Harping (a.) Pertaining to the harp; as, harping symphonies.

Harpist (n.) A player on the harp; a harper.

Harpoon (n.) A spear or javelin used to strike and kill large fish, as whales; a harping iron. It consists of a long shank, with a broad, fiat, triangular head, sharpened at both edges, and is thrown by hand, or discharged from a gun.

Harpoon (v. t.) To strike, catch, or kill with a harpoon.

Harpies (pl. ) of Harpy

Harrage (v. t.) To harass; to plunder from.

Harrier (n.) One of a small breed of hounds, used for hunting hares.

Harrier (n.) One who harries.

Harrier (n.) One of several species of hawks or buzzards of the genus Circus which fly low and harry small animals or birds, -- as the European marsh harrier (Circus aerunginosus), and the hen harrier (C. cyaneus).

Harried (imp. & p. p.) of Harry

Harshly (adv.) In a harsh manner; gratingly; roughly; rudely.

Harslet (n.) See Haslet.

Harvest (n.) The gathering of a crop of any kind; the ingathering of the crops; also, the season of gathering grain and fruits, late summer or early autumn.

Harvest (n.) That which is reaped or ready to be reaped or gath//ed; a crop, as of grain (wheat, maize, etc.), or fruit.

Harvest (n.) The product or result of any exertion or labor; gain; reward.

Harvest (v. t.) To reap or gather, as any crop.

Hashing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hash

Hashish (n.) A slightly acrid gum resin produced by the common hemp (Cannabis saltiva), of the variety Indica, when cultivated in a warm climate; also, the tops of the plant, from which the resinous product is obtained. It is narcotic, and has long been used in the East for its intoxicating effect. See Bhang, and Ganja.

Hasping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hasp

Hassock (n.) A rank tuft of bog grass; a tussock.

Hassock (n.) A small stuffed cushion or footstool, for kneeling on in church, or for home use.

Hastate (n.) Alt. of Hastated

Hasting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Haste

Hastile (a.) Same as Hastate.

Hastily (adv.) In haste; with speed or quickness; speedily; nimbly.

Hastily (adv.) Without due reflection; precipitately; rashly.

Hastily (adv.) Passionately; impatiently.

Hastive (n.) Forward; early; -- said of fruits.

Hatable (a.) Capable of being, or deserving to be, hated; odious; detestable.

Hatband (n.) A band round the crown of a hat; sometimes, a band of black cloth, crape, etc., worn as a badge of mourning.

Hatched (imp. & p. p.) of Hatch

Hatchel (n.) An instrument with long iron teeth set in a board, for cleansing flax or hemp from the tow, hards, or coarse part; a kind of large comb; -- called also hackle and heckle.

Hatchel (n.) To draw through the teeth of a hatchel, as flax or hemp, so as to separate the coarse and refuse parts from the fine, fibrous parts.

Hatchel (n.) To tease; to worry; to torment.

Hatcher (n.) One who hatches, or that which hatches; a hatching apparatus; an incubator.

Hatcher (n.) One who contrives or originates; a plotter.

Hatchet (n.) A small ax with a short handle, to be used with one hand.

Hatchet (n.) Specifically, a tomahawk.

Hateful (a.) Manifesting hate or hatred; malignant; malevolent.

Hateful (a.) Exciting or deserving great dislike, aversion, or disgust; odious.

Hatless (a.) Having no hat.

Hatrack (n.) A hatstand; hattree.

Hatting (n.) The business of making hats; also, stuff for hats.

Hattree (n.) A hatstand.

Hauberk (v. t.) A coat of mail; especially, the long coat of mail of the European Middle Ages, as contrasted with the habergeon, which is shorter and sometimes sleeveless. By old writers it is often used synonymously with habergeon. See Habergeon.

Haughty (superl.) High; lofty; bold.

Haughty (superl.) Disdainfully or contemptuously proud; arrogant; overbearing.

Haughty (superl.) Indicating haughtiness; as, a haughty carriage.

Hauling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Haul

Haulage (n.) Act of hauling; as, the haulage of cars by an engine; charge for hauling.

Haunted (imp. & p. p.) of Haunt

Haunted (a.) Inhabited by, or subject to the visits of, apparitions; frequented by a ghost.

Haunter (n.) One who, or that which, haunts.

Hautboy (n.) A wind instrument, sounded through a reed, and similar in shape to the clarinet, but with a thinner tone. Now more commonly called oboe. See Illust. of Oboe.

Hautboy (n.) A sort of strawberry (Fragaria elatior).

Hautein (a.) Haughty; proud.

Hautein (a.) High; -- said of the voice or flight of birds.

Hauteur (n.) Haughty manner or spirit; haughtiness; pride; arrogance.

Hautpas (n.) A raised part of the floor of a large room; a platform for a raised table or throne. See Dais.

Havened (p. a.) Sheltered in a haven.

Havener (n.) A harbor master.

Haw-haw (n.) See Ha-ha.

Hawking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hawk

Hawkbit (n.) The fall dandelion (Leontodon autumnale).

Haybird (n.) The European spotted flycatcher.

Haybird (n.) The European blackcap.

Haybote (n.) An allowance of wood to a tenant for repairing his hedges or fences; hedgebote. See Bote.

Haycock (n.) A conical pile or hear of hay in the field.

Hayfork (n.) A fork for pitching and tedding hay.

Hayloft (n.) A loft or scaffold for hay.

Hayrack (n.) A frame mounted on the running gear of a wagon, and used in hauling hay, straw, sheaves, etc.; -- called also hay rigging.

Hayrake (n.) A rake for collecting hay; especially, a large rake drawn by a horse or horses.

Hayrick (n.) A heap or pile of hay, usually covered with thatch for preservation in the open air.

Haytian (a.) Of pertaining to Hayti.

Haytian (n.) A native of Hayti.

Hayward (n.) An officer who is appointed to guard hedges, and to keep cattle from breaking or cropping them, and whose further duty it is to impound animals found running at large.

Hazelly (a.) Of the color of the hazelnut; of a light brown.

Iambize (v. t.) To satirize in iambics; to lampoon.

Jacamar (n.) Any one of numerous species of tropical American birds of the genus Galbula and allied genera. They are allied to the kingfishers, but climb on tree trunks like nuthatches, and feed upon insects. Their colors are often brilliant.

Jacchus (n.) The common marmoset (Hapale vulgaris). Formerly, the name was also applied to other species of the same genus.

Jacinth (n.) See Hyacinth.

Jackass (n.) The male ass; a donkey.

Jackass (n.) A conceited dolt; a perverse blockhead.

Jackdaw (n.) See Daw, n.

Jackeen (n.) A drunken, dissolute fellow.

Jackmen (pl. ) of Jackman

Jackman (n.) One wearing a jack; a horse soldier; a retainer. See 3d Jack, n.

Jackman (n.) A cream cheese.

Jacksaw (n.) The merganser.

Jacobin (n.) A Dominican friar; -- so named because, before the French Revolution, that order had a convent in the Rue St. Jacques, Paris.

Jacobin (n.) One of a society of violent agitators in France, during the revolution of 1789, who held secret meetings in the Jacobin convent in the Rue St. Jacques, Paris, and concerted measures to control the proceedings of the National Assembly. Hence: A plotter against an existing government; a turbulent demagogue.

Jacobin (n.) A fancy pigeon, in which the feathers of the neck form a hood, -- whence the name. The wings and tail are long, and the beak moderately short.

Jacobin (a.) Same as Jacobinic.

Jacobus (n.) An English gold coin, of the value of twenty-five shillings sterling, struck in the reign of James I.

Jaconet (n.) A thin cotton fabric, between and muslin, used for dresses, neckcloths, etc.

Jadding (n.) See Holing.

Jadeite (n.) See Jade, the stone.

Jagging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jag

Jaggery (n.) Raw palm sugar, made in the East Indies by evaporating the fresh juice of several kinds of palm trees, but specifically that of the palmyra (Borassus flabelliformis).

Jainism (n.) The heterodox Hindoo religion, of which the most striking features are the exaltation of saints or holy mortals, called jins, above the ordinary Hindoo gods, and the denial of the divine origin and infallibility of the Vedas. It is intermediate between Brahmanism and Buddhism, having some things in common with each.

Jakwood (n.) See Jackwood.

Jalapic (a.) Of or pertaining to jalap.

Jalapin (n.) A glucoside found in the stems of the jalap plant and scammony. It is a strong purgative.

Jamming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jam

Jamadar (n.) Same as Jemidar.

Jamaica (n.) One of the West India is islands.

Jambeux (n.) In the Middle Ages, armor for the legs below the knees.

Jamdani (n.) A silk fabric, with a woven pattern of sprigs of flowers.

Jangled (imp. & p. p.) of Jangle

Jangler (n.) An idle talker; a babbler; a prater.

Jangler (n.) A wrangling, noisy fellow.

Janitor (n.) A door-keeper; a porter; one who has the care of a public building, or a building occupied for offices, suites of rooms, etc.

Janizar (n.) A janizary.

Jantily (adv.) See Jauntily.

January (n.) The first month of the year, containing thirty-one days.

jarring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jar

Jar-owl (n.) The goatsucker.

Jarring (a.) Shaking; disturbing; discordant.

Jarring (n.) A shaking; a tremulous motion; as, the jarring of a steamship, caused by its engines.

Jarring (n.) Discord; a clashing of interests.

Jashawk (n.) A young hawk.

Jasmine (n.) A shrubby plant of the genus Jasminum, bearing flowers of a peculiarly fragrant odor. The J. officinale, common in the south of Europe, bears white flowers. The Arabian jasmine is J. Sambac, and, with J. angustifolia, comes from the East Indies. The yellow false jasmine in the Gelseminum sempervirens (see Gelsemium). Several other plants are called jasmine in the West Indies, as species of Calotropis and Faramea.

Jaspery (a.) Of the nature of jasper; mixed with jasper.

Jaspoid (a.) Resembling jasper.

Jaunted (imp. & p. p.) of Jaunt

Javelin (n.) A sort of light spear, to be thrown or cast by thew hand; anciently, a weapon of war used by horsemen and foot soldiers; now used chiefly in hunting the wild boar and other fierce game.

Javelin (v. t.) To pierce with a javelin.

Jawbone (n.) The bone of either jaw; a maxilla or a mandible.

Jawfoot (n.) See Maxilliped.

Kafilah (n.) See Cafila.

Kainite (n.) A compound salt consisting chiefly of potassium chloride and magnesium sulphate, occurring at the Stassfurt salt mines in Prussian Saxony.

Kairine (n.) A pale buff or white crystal

Kalasie (n.) A long-tailed monkey of Borneo (Semnopithecus rubicundus). It has a tuft of long hair on the head.

Kaleege (n.) One of several species of large, crested, Asiatic pheasants, belonging to the genus Euplocamus, and allied to the firebacks.

Kalends (n.) Same as Calends.

Kalmuck (n.) See Calmucks.

Kalmuck (n.) A kind of shaggy cloth, resembling bearskin.

Kalmuck (n.) A coarse, dyed, cotton cloth, made in Prussia.

Kaloyer (n.) See Caloyer.

Kamichi (n.) A curious South American bird (Anhima, / Palamedea, cornuta), often domesticated by the natives and kept with poultry, which it defends against birds of prey. It has a long, slender, hornlike ornament on its head, and two sharp spurs on each wing. Although its beak, feet, and legs resemble those of gallinaceous birds, it is related in anatomical characters to the ducks and geese (Anseres). Called also horned screamer. The name is sometimes applied also to the chaja. See Chaja, and

Khamsin (n.) A hot southwesterly wind in Egypt, coming from the Sahara.

Kanacka (n.) Alt. of Kanaka

Kanchil (n.) A small chevrotain of the genus Tragulus, esp. T. pygmaeus, or T. kanchil, inhabiting Java, Sumatra, and adjacent islands; a deerlet. It is noted for its agility and cunning.

Kantian (a.) Of or pertaining to Immanuel Kant, the German philosopher; conformed or relating to any or all of the philosophical doctrines of Immanuel Kant.

Kantian (n.) A follower of Kant; a Kantist.

Kantism (n.) The doctrine or theory of Kant; the Kantian philosophy.

Kantist (n.) A disciple or follower of Kant.

Kanttry (n.) Same as Cantred.

Kapelle (n.) A chapel; hence, the choir or orchestra of a prince's chapel; now, a musical establishment, usually orchestral.

Karaism (n.) Doctrines of the Karaites.

Karaite (n.) A sect of Jews who adhere closely to the letter of the Scriptures, rejecting the oral law, and allowing the Talmud no binding authority; -- opposed to the Rabbinists.

Karatas (n.) A West Indian plant of the Pineapple family (Nidularium Karatas).

Karroos (pl. ) of Karreo

Katydid (n.) A large, green, arboreal, orthopterous insect (Cyrtophyllus concavus) of the family Locustidae, common in the United States. The males have stridulating organs at the bases of the front wings. During the summer and autumn, in the evening, the males make a peculiar, loud, shrill sound, resembling the combination Katy-did, whence the name.

Kayaker (n.) One who uses a kayak.

Kaynard (n.) A lazy or cowardly person; a rascal.

Labarum (n.) The standard adopted by the Emperor Constantine after his conversion to Christianity. It is described as a pike bearing a silk banner hanging from a crosspiece, and surmounted by a golden crown. It bore a monogram of the first two letters (CHR) of the name of Christ in its Greek form. Later, the name was given to various modifications of this standard.

Labeled (imp. & p. p.) of Label

Labeler (n.) One who labels.

Labella (pl. ) of Labellum

Labiate (v. t.) To labialize.

Labiate (a.) Having the limb of a tubular corolla or calyx divided into two unequal parts, one projecting over the other like the lips of a mouth, as in the snapdragon, sage, and catnip.

Labiate (a.) Belonging to a natural order of plants (Labiatae), of which the mint, sage, and catnip are examples. They are mostly aromatic herbs.

Labiate (n.) A plant of the order Labiatae.

Labiose (a.) Having the appearance of being labiate; -- said of certain polypetalous corollas.

Labiums (pl. ) of Labium

Labored (imp. & p. p.) of Labor

Labored (a.) Bearing marks of labor and effort; elaborately wrought; not easy or natural; as, labored poetry; a labored style.

Laborer (n.) One who labors in a toilsome occupation; a person who does work that requires strength rather than skill, as distinguished from that of an artisan.

Labroid (a.) Like the genus Labrus; belonging to the family Labridae, an extensive family of marine fishes, often brilliantly colored, which are very abundant in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The tautog and cunner are American examples.

Labrose (a.) Having thick lips.

Labrums (pl. ) of Labrum

Lacemen (pl. ) of Laceman

Laceman (n.) A man who deals in lace.

Lacerta (n.) A fathom.

Lacerta (n.) A genus of lizards. See Lizard.

Lacerta (n.) The Lizard, a northern constellation.

Lacerti (pl. ) of Lacertus

Lacinia (n.) One of the narrow, jagged, irregular pieces or divisions which form a sort of fringe on the borders of the petals of some flowers.

Lacinia (n.) A narrow, slender portion of the edge of a monophyllous calyx, or of any irregularly incised leaf.

Lacinia (n.) The posterior, inner process of the stipes on the maxillae of insects.

Lacking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lack

Lackeys (pl. ) of Lackey

Laconic (a.) Alt. of Laconical

Laconic (n.) Laconism.

Lacquer (n.) A varnish, consisting of a solution of shell-lac in alcohol, often colored with gamboge, saffron, or the like; -- used for varnishing metals, papier-mache, and wood. The name is also given to varnishes made of other ingredients, esp. the tough, solid varnish of the Japanese, with which ornamental objects are made.

Lacquer (v. t.) To cover with lacquer.

Lactage (n.) The produce of animals yielding milk; milk and that which is made from it.

Lactant (a.) Suckling; giving suck.

Lactary (a.) Milky; full of white juice like milk.

Lactary (n.) a dairyhouse.

Lactate (n.) A salt of lactic acid.

Lacteal (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, milk; milky; as, the lacteal fluid.

Lacteal (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, chyle; as, the lacteal vessels.

Lacteal (n.) One of the lymphatic vessels which convey chyle from the small intestine through the mesenteric glands to the thoracic duct; a chyliferous vessel.

Lactean (a.) Milky; consisting of, or resembling, milk.

Lactean (a.) Lacteal; conveying chyle.

Lactide (n.) A white, crystal

Lactone (n.) One of a series of organic compounds, regarded as anhydrides of certain hydroxy acids. In general, they are colorless liquids, having a weak aromatic odor. They are so called because the typical lactone is derived from lactic acid.

Lactory (a.) Lactiferous.

Lactose (n.) Sugar of milk or milk sugar; a crystal

Lactose (n.) See Galactose.

Lactuca (n.) A genus of composite herbs, several of which are cultivated foe salad; lettuce.

Lacunae (pl. ) of Lacuna

Lacunas (pl. ) of Lacuna

Lacunal (a.) Alt. of Lacunar

Lacunar (a.) Pertaining to, or having, lacunae; as, a lacunar circulation.

Lacunar (n.) The ceiling or under surface of any part, especially when it consists of compartments, sunk or hollowed without spaces or bands between the panels.

Lacunar (n.) One of the sunken panels in such a ceiling.

Lacwork (n.) Ornamentation by means of lacquer painted or carved, or simply colored, sprinkled with gold or the like; -- said especially of Oriental work of this kind.

Ladanum (n.) A gum resin gathered from certain Oriental species of Cistus. It has a pungent odor and is chiefly used in making plasters, and for fumigation.

Lademan (n.) One who leads a pack horse; a miller's servant.

Ladinos (pl. ) of Ladino

Ladling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ladle

Ladrone (n.) A robber; a pirate; hence, loosely, a rogue or rascal.

Ladybug (n.) Same as Ladybird.

Ladykin (n.) A little lady; -- applied by the writers of Queen Elizabeth's time, in the abbreviated form Lakin, to the Virgin Mary.

Laelaps (n.) A genus of huge, carnivorous, dinosaurian reptiles from the Cretaceous formation of the United States. They had very large hind legs and tail, and are supposed to have been bipedal. Some of the species were about eighteen feet high.

Lagging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lag

Lagarto (n.) An alligator.

Lagenae (pl. ) of Lagena

Lagenas (pl. ) of Lagena

Laggard (a.) Slow; sluggish; backward.

Laggard (n.) One who lags; a loiterer.

Lagging (n.) The clothing (esp., an outer, wooden covering), as of a steam cylinder, applied to prevent the radiation of heat; a covering of lags; -- called also deading and cleading.

Lagging (n.) Lags, collectively; narrow planks extending from one rib to another in the centering of arches.

Lainere (n.) See Lanier.

Lakelet (n.) A little lake.

Lamming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lam

Lamaism (n.) A modified form of Buddhism which prevails in Thibet, Mongolia, and some adjacent parts of Asia; -- so called from the name of its priests. See 2d Lama.

Lamaist (n.) Alt. of Lamaite

Lamaite (n.) One who believes in Lamaism.

Lambing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lamb

Lambale (n.) A feast at the time of shearing lambs.

Lambent (a.) Playing on the surface; touching lightly; gliding over.

Lambent (a.) Twinkling or gleaming; fickering.

Lambkin (n.) A small lamb.

Lamboys (n. pl.) Same as Base, n., 19.

Lamella (n.) a thin plate or scale of anything, as a thin scale growing from the petals of certain flowers; or one of the thin plates or scales of which certain shells are composed.

Lametta (n.) Foil or wire made of gold, silver, or brass.

Laminae (pl. ) of Lamina

Laminas (pl. ) of Lamina

Laminar (a.) Alt. of Laminal

Laminal (a.) In, or consisting of, thin plates or layers; having the form of a thin plate or lamina.

Lampate (n.) A supposed salt of lampic acid.

Lampern (n.) The river lamprey (Ammocoetes, / Lampetra, fluviatilis).

Lampers (n.) See Lampas.

Lamping (a.) Shining; brilliant.

Lampoon (n.) A personal satire in writing; usually, malicious and abusive censure written only to reproach and distress.

Lampoon (v. t.) To subject to abusive ridicule expressed in writing; to make the subject of a lampoon.

Lamprel (n.) See Lamprey.

Lamprey (n.) An eel-like marsipobranch of the genus Petromyzon, and allied genera. The lampreys have a round, sucking mouth, without jaws, but set with numerous minute teeth, and one to three larger teeth on the palate (see Illust. of Cyclostomi). There are seven small branchial openings on each side.

Lampron (n.) See Lamprey.

Lanated () Wooly; covered with fine long hair, or hairlike filaments.

Lancing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lance

Lancely (a.) Like a lance.

Lanched (imp. & p. p.) of Lanch

Landing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Land

Landing (a.) Of, pertaining to or used for, setting, bringing, or going, on shore.

Landing (n.) A going or bringing on shore.

Landing (n.) A place for landing, as from a ship, a carriage. etc.

Landing (n.) The level part of a staircase, at the top of a flight of stairs, or connecting one flight with another.

Landmen (pl. ) of Landman

Landman (n.) A man who lives or serves on land; -- opposed to seaman.

Landman (n.) An occupier of land.

Landtag (n.) The diet or legislative body; as, the Landtag of Prussia.

Langaha (n.) A curious colubriform snake of the genus Xyphorhynchus, from Madagascar. It is brownish red, and its nose is prolonged in the form of a sharp blade.

Langate (n.) A

Langdak (n.) A wolf (Canis pallipes), found in India, allied to the jackal.

Langrel (n.) A kind of shot formerly used at sea for tearing sails and rigging. It consisted of bolts, nails, and other pieces of iron fastened together or inclosed in a canister.

Langret (n.) A kind of loaded die.

Langued (a.) Tongued; having the tongue visible.

Languet (n.) Anything resembling the tongue in form or office; specif., the slip of metal in an organ pipe which turns the current of air toward its mouth.

Languet (n.) That part of the hilt, in certain kinds of swords, which overlaps the scabbard.

Languid (a.) Drooping or flagging from exhaustion; indisposed to exertion; without animation; weak; weary; heavy; dull.

Languid (a.) Slow in progress; tardy.

Languid (a.) Promoting or indicating weakness or heaviness; as, a languid day.

Languor (n.) A state of the body or mind which is caused by exhaustion of strength and characterized by a languid feeling; feebleness; lassitude; laxity.

Languor (n.) Any enfeebling disease.

Languor (n.) Listless indolence; dreaminess. Pope.

Langure (v. i.) To languish.

Laniard (n.) See Lanyard.

Laniary (a.) Lacerating or tearing; as, the laniary canine teeth.

Laniary (a.) The shambles; a place of slaughter.

Laniary (a.) A laniary, or canine, tooth.

Laniate (v. t.) To tear in pieces.

Lanioid (a.) Of or pertaining to the shrikes (family Laniidae).

Lanolin (n.) A peculiar fatlike body, made up of cholesterin and certain fatty acids, found in feathers, hair, wool, and keratin tissues generally.

Lantern (n.) Something inclosing a light, and protecting it from wind, rain, etc. ; -- sometimes portable, as a closed vessel or case of horn, perforated tin, glass, oiled paper, or other material, having a lamp or candle within; sometimes fixed, as the glazed inclosure of a street light, or of a lighthouse light.

Lantern (n.) An open structure of light material set upon a roof, to give light and air to the interior.

Lantern (n.) A cage or open chamber of rich architecture, open below into the building or tower which it crowns.

Lantern (n.) A smaller and secondary cupola crowning a larger one, for ornament, or to admit light; such as the lantern of the cupola of the Capitol at Washington, or that of the Florence cathedral.

Lantern (n.) A lantern pinion or trundle wheel. See Lantern pinion (below).

Lantern (n.) A kind of cage inserted in a stuffing box and surrounding a piston rod, to separate the packing into two parts and form a chamber between for the reception of steam, etc. ; -- called also lantern brass.

Lantern (n.) A perforated barrel to form a core upon.

Lantern (n.) See Aristotle's lantern.

Lantern (v. t.) To furnish with a lantern; as, to lantern a lighthouse.

Lanyard (n.) A short piece of rope or

Lanyard (n.) A strong cord, about twelve feet long, with an iron hook at one end a handle at the other, used in firing cannon with a friction tube.

Laocoon (n.) A priest of Apollo, during the Trojan war. (See 2.)

Laocoon (n.) A marble group in the Vatican at Rome, representing the priest Laocoon, with his sons, infolded in the coils of two serpents, as described by Virgil.

Lapping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lap

Lapfuls (pl. ) of Lapful

Lapilli (n. pl.) Volcanic ashes, consisting of small, angular, stony fragments or particles.

Lapides (pl. ) of Lapis

Lapling (n.) One who has been fondled to excess; one fond of ease and sensual delights; -- a term of contempt.

Lapping (n.) A kind of machine blanket or wrapping material used by calico printers.

Lappish (a.) Of or pertaining to the Lapps; Laplandish.

Lappish (n.) The language spoken by the Lapps in Lapland. It is related to the Finnish and Hungarian, and is not an Aryan language.

Lapsing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lapse

Laputan (a.) Of or pertaining to Laputa, an imaginary flying island described in Gulliver's Travels as the home of chimerical philosophers. Hence, fanciful; preposterous; absurd in science or philosophy.

Lapwing (n.) A small European bird of the Plover family (Vanellus cristatus, or V. vanellus). It has long and broad wings, and is noted for its rapid, irregular fight, upwards, downwards, and in circles. Its back is coppery or greenish bronze. Its eggs are the "plover's eggs" of the London market, esteemed a delicacy. It is called also peewit, dastard plover, and wype. The gray lapwing is the Squatarola cinerea.

Lapwork (n.) Work in which one part laps over another.

Laquear (n.) A lacunar.

Larceny (n.) The unlawful taking and carrying away of things personal with intent to deprive the right owner of the same; theft. Cf. Embezzlement.

Larchen (a.) Of or pertaining to the larch.

Larding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lard

Lardery (n.) A larder.

Lardoon (n.) A bit of fat pork or bacon used in larding.

Largely (adv.) In a large manner.

Largess (a.) Alt. of Largesse

Largish (a.) Somewhat large.

Larking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lark

Larmier (n.) See Tearpit.

Lashing (n.) The act of one who, or that which, lashes; castigation; chastisement.

Lashing (n.) See 2d Lasher.

Lassoed (imp. & p. p.) of Lasso

Lasting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Last

Lastage (n.) A duty exacted, in some fairs or markets, for the right to carry things where one will.

Lastage (n.) A tax on wares sold by the last.

Lastage (n.) The lading of a ship; also, ballast.

Lastage (n.) Room for stowing goods, as in a ship.

Lastery (n.) A red color.

Lasting (a.) Existing or continuing a long while; enduring; as, a lasting good or evil; a lasting color.

Lasting (n.) Continuance; endurance.

Lasting (n.) A species of very durable woolen stuff, used for women's shoes; everlasting.

Lasting (n.) The act or process of shaping on a last.

Lasting (adv.) In a lasting manner.

Latakia (n.) A superior quality of Turkish smoking tobacco, so called from the place where produced, the ancient Laodicea.

Latched (imp. & p. p.) of Latch

Latchet (n.) The string that fastens a shoe; a shoestring.

Latence (n.) Latency.

Latency (n.) The state or quality of being latent.

Lateres (pl. ) of Later

Laterad (adv.) Toward the side; away from the mesial plane; -- opposed to mesiad.

Lateral (a.) Of or pertaining to the sides; as, the lateral walls of a house; the lateral branches of a tree.

Lateral (a.) Lying at, or extending toward, the side; away from the mesial plane; external; -- opposed to mesial.

Lateral (a.) Directed to the side; as, a lateral view of a thing.

Lateran (n.) The church and palace of St. John Lateran, the church being the cathedral church of Rome, and the highest in rank of all churches in the Catholic world.

Latered (a.) Inc

Lathing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lath

Lathing (n.) The act or process of covering with laths; laths, collectively; a covering of laths.

Latimer (n.) An interpreter. [Obs.] Coke.

Latinly (adv.) In the manner of the Latin language; in correct Latin.

Latitat (n.) A writ based upon the presumption that the person summoned was hiding.

Latrant (a.) Barking.

Latrate (v. i.) To bark as a dog.

Latrine (n.) A privy, or water-closet, esp. in a camp, hospital, etc.

Lattice (n.) Any work of wood or metal, made by crossing laths, or thin strips, and forming a network; as, the lattice of a window; -- called also latticework.

Lattice (n.) The representation of a piece of latticework used as a bearing, the bands being vertical and horizontal.

Lattice (v. i.) To make a lattice of; as, to lattice timbers.

Lattice (v. i.) To close, as an opening, with latticework; to furnish with a lattice; as, to lattice a window.

Lauding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Laud

Laughed (imp. & p. p.) of Laugh

Laugher (n.) One who laughs.

Laugher (n.) A variety of the domestic pigeon.

Launder (n.) A washerwoman.

Launder (n.) A trough used by miners to receive the powdered ore from the box where it is beaten, or for carrying water to the stamps, or other apparatus, for comminuting, or sorting, the ore.

Launder (v. i.) To wash, as clothes; to wash, and to smooth with a flatiron or mangle; to wash and iron; as, to launder shirts.

Launder (v. i.) To lave; to wet.

Laundry (n.) A laundering; a washing.

Laundry (n.) A place or room where laundering is done.

Laurate (n.) A salt of lauric acid.

Lauriol (n.) Spurge laurel.

Laurite (n.) A rare sulphide of osmium and ruthenium found with platinum in Borneo and Oregon.

Laurone (n.) The ketone of lauric acid.

Lavaret (n.) A European whitefish (Coregonus laveretus), found in the mountain lakes of Sweden, Germany, and Switzerland.

Lavatic (a.) Like lava, or composed of lava; lavic.

Lavolta (n.) An old dance, for two persons, being a kind of waltz, in which the woman made a high spring or bound.

Lavrock (n.) Same as Laverock.

Lawless (a.) Contrary to, or unauthorized by, law; illegal; as, a lawless claim.

Lawless (a.) Not subject to, or restrained by, the law of morality or of society; as, lawless men or behavior.

Lawless (a.) Not subject to the laws of nature; uncontrolled.

Lawsuit (n.) An action at law; a suit in equity or admiralty; any legal proceeding before a court for the enforcement of a claim.

Laxator (n.) That which loosens; -- esp., a muscle which by its contraction loosens some part.

Laxness (n.) The state of being lax; laxity.

Layland (n.) Land lying untilled; fallow ground.

Layship (n.) The condition of being a layman.

Lazaret (n.) Alt. of Lazaretto

Lazarly (a.) Full of sores; leprous.

Macacus (n.) A genus of monkeys, found in Asia and the East Indies. They have short tails and prominent eyebrows.

Macaque (n.) Any one of several species of short-tailed monkeys of the genus Macacus; as, M. maurus, the moor macaque of the East Indies.

Macauco (n.) Any one of several species of small lemurs, as Lemur murinus, which resembles a rat in size.

Machete (n.) A large heavy knife resembling a broadsword, often two or three feet in length, -- used by the inhabitants of Spanish America as a hatchet to cut their way through thickets, and for various other purposes.

Machine (n.) In general, any combination of bodies so connected that their relative motions are constrained, and by means of which force and motion may be transmitted and modified, as a screw and its nut, or a lever arranged to turn about a fulcrum or a pulley about its pivot, etc.; especially, a construction, more or less complex, consisting of a combination of moving parts, or simple mechanical elements, as wheels, levers, cams, etc., with their supports and connecting framework, calculated

Machine (n.) Any mechanical contrivance, as the wooden horse with which the Greeks entered Troy; a coach; a bicycle.

Machine (n.) A person who acts mechanically or at will of another.

Machine (n.) A combination of persons acting together for a common purpose, with the agencies which they use; as, the social machine.

Machine (n.) A political organization arranged and controlled by one or more leaders for selfish, private or partisan ends.

Machine (n.) Supernatural agency in a poem, or a superhuman being introduced to perform some exploit.

Machine (v. t.) To subject to the action of machinery; to effect by aid of machinery; to print with a printing machine.

Macrura (n. pl.) A subdivision of decapod Crustacea, having the abdomen largely developed. It includes the lobster, prawn, shrimp, and many similar forms. Cf. Decapoda.

Maculae (pl. ) of Macula

Madding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mad

Madding (a.) Affected with madness; raging; furious.

Maddish (a.) Somewhat mad.

Madeira (n.) A rich wine made on the Island of Madeira.

Madjoun (n.) An intoxicating confection from the hemp plant; -- used by the Turks and Hindoos.

Madness (a.) The condition of being mad; insanity; lunacy.

Madness (a.) Frenzy; ungovernable rage; extreme folly.

Madonna (n.) My lady; -- a term of address in Italian formerly used as the equivalent of Madame, but for which Signora is now substituted. Sometimes introduced into English.

Madonna (n.) A picture of the Virgin Mary (usually with the babe).

Madoqua (n.) A small Abyssinian antelope (Neotragus Saltiana), about the size of a hare.

Madrier (n.) A thick plank, used for several mechanical purposes

Madrier (n.) A plank to receive the mouth of a petard, with which it is applied to anything intended to be broken down.

Madrier (n.) A plank or beam used for supporting the earth in mines or fortifications.

Madrina (n.) An animal (usually an old mare), wearing a bell and acting as the leader of a troop of pack mules.

Madro?a (n.) A small evergreen tree or shrub (Arbutus Menziesii), of California, having a smooth bark, thick shining leaves, and edible red berries, which are often called madro?a apples.

Madwort (n.) A genus of cruciferous plants (Alyssum) with white or yellow flowers and rounded pods. A. maritimum is the commonly cultivated sweet alyssum, a fragrant white-flowered annual.

Magbote (n.) Compensation for the injury done by slaying a kinsman.

Maestro (n.) A master in any art, especially in music; a composer.

Maffler (n.) A stammerer.

Magbote (n.) See Maegbote.

Magdala (a.) Designating an orange-red dyestuff obtained from naphthylamine, and called magdala red, naphthalene red, etc.

Magenta (n.) An ani

Maggoty (a.) Infested with maggots.

Maggoty (a.) Full of whims; capricious.

Magical (a.) Pertaining to the hidden wisdom supposed to be possessed by the Magi; relating to the occult powers of nature, and the producing of effects by their agency.

Magical (a.) Performed by, or proceeding from, occult and superhuman agencies; done by, or seemingly done by, enchantment or sorcery. Hence: Seemingly requiring more than human power; imposing or startling in performance; producing effects which seem supernatural or very extraordinary; having extraordinary properties; as, a magic lantern; a magic square or circle.

Magilph (n.) See Megilp.

Magnate () A person of rank; a noble or grandee; a person of influence or distinction in any sphere.

Magnate () One of the nobility, or certain high officers of state belonging to the noble estate in the national representation of Hungary, and formerly of Poland.

Magnify (v. t.) To make great, or greater; to increase the dimensions of; to amplify; to enlarge, either in fact or in appearance; as, the microscope magnifies the object by a thousand diameters.

Magnify (v. t.) To increase the importance of; to augment the esteem or respect in which one is held.

Magnify (v. t.) To praise highly; to land; to extol.

Magnify (v. t.) To exaggerate; as, to magnify a loss or a difficulty.

Magnify (v. i.) To have the power of causing objects to appear larger than they really are; to increase the apparent dimensions of objects; as, some lenses magnify but little.

Magnify (v. i.) To have effect; to be of importance or significance.

Maguari (n.) A South American stork (Euxenara maguari), having a forked tail.

Mahaled (n.) A cherry tree (Prunus Mahaleb) of Southern Europe. The wood is prized by cabinetmakers, the twigs are used for pipe stems, the flowers and leaves yield a perfume, and from the fruit a violet dye and a fermented liquor (like kirschwasser) are prepared.

Maharif (n.) An African antelope (Hippotragus Bakeri). Its face is striped with black and white.

Mahonia (n.) The Oregon grape, a species of barberry (Berberis Aquifolium), often cultivated for its hollylike foliage.

Mahound (n.) A contemptuous name for Mohammed; hence, an evil spirit; a devil.

Mahrati (n.) The language of the Mahrattas; the language spoken in the Deccan and Concan.

Maikong (n.) A South American wild dog (Canis cancrivorus); the crab-eating dog.

Mailing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mail

Mailing (n.) A farm.

Maiming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Maim

Mainpin (n.) A kingbolt.

Maintop (n.) The platform about the head of the mainmast in square-rigged vessels.

Maister (n.) Master.

Maister (a.) Principal; chief.

Maistre (n.) Alt. of Maistry

Maistry (n.) Mastery; superiority; art. See Mastery.

Maithes (n.) Same as Maghet.

Majesty (n.) The dignity and authority of sovereign power; quality or state which inspires awe or reverence; grandeur; exalted dignity, whether proceeding from rank, character, or bearing; imposing loftiness; state

Majesty (n.) Hence, used with the possessive pronoun, the title of an emperor, king or queen; -- in this sense taking a plural; as, their majesties attended the concert.

Majesty (n.) Dignity; elevation of manner or style.

Majorat (a.) The right of succession to property according to age; -- so termed in some of the countries of continental Europe.

Majorat (a.) Property, landed or funded, so attached to a title of honor as to descend with it.

Makable (a.) Capable of being made.

Makaron (n.) See Macaroon, 2.

Make-up (n.) The way in which the parts of anything are put together; often, the way in which an actor is dressed, painted, etc., in personating a character.

Malabar (n.) A region in the western part of the Peninsula of India, between the mountains and the sea.

Malacca (n.) A town and district upon the seacoast of the Malay Peninsula.

Malaise (n.) An indefinite feeling of uneasiness, or of being sick or ill at ease.

Malambo (n.) A yellowish aromatic bark, used in medicine and perfumery, said to be from the South American shrub Croton Malambo.

Malamic (a.) Of or pertaining an acid intermediate between malic acid and malamide, and known only by its salts.

Malaria (n.) Air infected with some noxious substance capable of engendering disease; esp., an unhealthy exhalation from certain soils, as marshy or wet lands, producing fevers; miasma.

Malaria (n.) A morbid condition produced by exhalations from decaying vegetable matter in contact with moisture, giving rise to fever and ague and many other symptoms characterized by their tendency to recur at definite and usually uniform intervals.

Malayan (a.) Of or pertaining to the Malays or their country.

Malayan (n.) The Malay language.

Maleate (n.) A salt of maleic acid.

Malefic (a.) Doing mischief; causing harm or evil; nefarious; hurtful.

Malicho (n.) Mischief.

Malison (n.) Malediction; curse; execration.

Malling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mall

Mallard (a.) A drake; the male of Anas boschas.

Mallard (a.) A large wild duck (Anas boschas) inhabiting both America and Europe. The domestic duck has descended from this species. Called also greenhead.

Malleal (a.) Pertaining to the malleus.

Malleus (n.) The outermost of the three small auditory bones, ossicles; the hammer. It is attached to the tympanic membrane by a long process, the handle or manubrium. See Illust. of Far.

Malleus (n.) One of the hard lateral pieces of the mastax of Rotifera. See Mastax.

Malleus (n.) A genus of bivalve shells; the hammer shell.

Mallows (n.) A genus of plants (Malva) having mucilaginous qualities. See Malvaceous.

Malmsey (n.) A kind of sweet wine from Crete, the Canary Islands, etc.

Malodor (n.) An Offensive to the sense of smell; ill-smelling.

Malonic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid produced artifically as a white crystal

Malonyl (n.) A hydrocarbon radical, CH2.(CO)2, from malonic acid.

Malting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Malt

Maltese (a.) Of or pertaining to Malta or to its inhabitants.

Maltese (n. sing. & pl.) A native or inhabitant of Malta; the people of Malta.

Maltine (n.) The fermentative principle of malt; malt diastase; also, a name given to various medicinal preparations made from or containing malt.

Malting (n.) The process of making, or of becoming malt.

Maltmen (pl. ) of Maltman

Maltman (n.) A man whose occupation is to make malt.

Maltose (n.) A crystal

Mamelon (n.) A rounded hillock; a rounded elevation or protuberance.

Mammals (pl. ) of Mammal

Mammary (a.) Of or pertaining to the mammae or breasts; as, the mammary arteries and veins.

Mammock (n.) A shapeless piece; a fragment.

Mammock (v. t.) To tear to pieces.

Mammose (a.) Having the form of the breast; breast-shaped.

Mammoth (n.) An extinct, hairy, maned elephant (Elephas primigenius), of enormous size, remains of which are found in the northern parts of both continents. The last of the race, in Europe, were coeval with prehistoric man.

Mammoth (a.) Resembling the mammoth in size; very large; gigantic; as, a mammoth ox.

Mammies (pl. ) of Mammy

Manning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Man

Manable (a.) Marriageable.

Manacle (n.) A handcuff; a shackle for the hand or wrist; -- usually in the plural.

Manacle (v. t.) To put handcuffs or other fastening upon, for confining the hands; to shackle; to confine; to restrain from the use of the limbs or natural powers.

Managed (imp. & p. p.) of Manage

Manager (n.) One who manages; a conductor or director; as, the manager of a theater.

Manager (n.) A person who conducts business or household affairs with economy and frugality; a good economist.

Manager (n.) A contriver; an intriguer.

Manakin (n.) Any one of numerous small birds belonging to Pipra, Manacus, and other genera of the family Pipridae. They are mostly natives of Central and South America. some are bright-colored, and others have the wings and tail curiously ornamented. The name is sometimes applied to related birds of other families.

Manakin (n.) A dwarf. See Manikin.

Manatee (n.) Any species of Trichechus, a genus of sirenians; -- called alsosea cow.

Manbote (n.) A sum paid to a lord as a pecuniary compensation for killing his man (that is, his vassal, servant, or tenant).

Manchet (n.) Fine white bread; a loaf of fine bread.

Mandate (n.) An official or authoritative command; an order or injunction; a commission; a judicial precept.

Mandate (n.) A rescript of the pope, commanding an ordinary collator to put the person therein named in possession of the first vacant benefice in his collation.

Mandate (n.) A contract by which one employs another to manage any business for him. By the Roman law, it must have been gratuitous.

Mandioc (n.) Alt. of Mandioca

Mandore (n.) A kind of four-stringed lute.

Mandrel (n.) A bar of metal inserted in the work to shape it, or to hold it, as in a lathe, during the process of manufacture; an arbor.

Mandrel (n.) The live spindle of a turning lathe; the revolving arbor of a circular saw. It is usually driven by a pulley.

Mangily (adv.) In a mangy manner; scabbily.

Mangled (imp. & p. p.) of Mangle

Mangler (n.) One who mangles or tears in cutting; one who mutilates any work in doing it.

Mangler (n.) One who smooths with a mangle.

Mangoes (pl. ) of Mango

Manhead (n.) Manhood.

Manhole (n.) A hole through which a man may descend or creep into a drain, sewer, steam boiler, parts of machinery, etc., for cleaning or repairing.

Manhood (n.) The state of being man as a human being, or man as distinguished from a child or a woman.

Manhood (n.) Manly quality; courage; bravery; resolution.

Manihoc (n.) Alt. of Manihot

Manihot (n.) See Manioc.

Manikin (n.) A little man; a dwarf; a pygmy; a manakin.

Manikin (n.) A model of the human body, made of papier-mache or other material, commonly in detachable pieces, for exhibiting the different parts and organs, their relative position, etc.

Manilla (a.) Of or pertaining to Manila or Manilla, the capital of the Philippine Islands; made in, or exported from, that city.

Manilio (n.) See Manilla, 1.

Manilla (n.) A ring worn upon the arm or leg as an ornament, especially among the tribes of Africa.

Manilla (n.) A piece of copper of the shape of a horseshoe, used as money by certain tribes of the west coast of Africa.

Manilla (a.) Same as Manila.

Manille (n.) See 1st Manilla, 1.

Maniple (a.) A handful.

Maniple (a.) A division of the Roman army numbering sixty men exclusive of officers, any small body of soldiers; a company.

Maniple (a.) Originally, a napkin; later, an ornamental band or scarf worn upon the left arm as a part of the vestments of a priest in the Roman Catholic Church. It is sometimes worn in the English Church service.

Manitou (n.) Alt. of Manitu

Mankind (n.) The human race; man, taken collectively.

Mankind (n.) Men, as distinguished from women; the male portion of human race.

Mankind (n.) Human feelings; humanity.

Mankind (a.) Manlike; not womanly; mascu

Manless (a.) Destitute of men.

Manless (a.) Unmanly; inhuman.

Manlike (a.) Like man, or like a man, in form or nature; having the qualities of a man, esp. the nobler qualities; manly.

Manling (n.) A little man.

Mannide (n.) A white amorphous or crystal

Mannish (a.) Resembling a human being in form or nature; human.

Mannish (a.) Resembling, suitable to, or characteristic of, a man, manlike, mascu

Mannish (a.) Fond of men; -- said of a woman.

Mannite (n.) A white crystal

Mannite (n.) A sweet white efflorescence from dried fronds of kelp, especially from those of the Laminaria saccharina, or devil's apron.

Manrent (n.) Homage or service rendered to a superior, as to a lord; vassalage.

Manrope (n.) One of the side ropes to the gangway of a ship.

Mansion (n.) A dwelling place, -- whether a part or whole of a house or other shelter.

Mansion (n.) The house of the lord of a manor; a manor house; hence: Any house of considerable size or pretension.

Mansion (n.) A twelfth part of the heavens; a house. See 1st House, 8.

Mansion (n.) The place in the heavens occupied each day by the moon in its monthly revolution.

Mansion (v. i.) To dwell; to reside.

Manteau (n.) A woman's cloak or mantle.

Manteau (n.) A gown worn by women.

Mantled (imp. & p. p.) of Mantle

Mantlet (n.) See Mantelet.

Mantrap (n.) A trap for catching trespassers.

Mantrap (n.) A dangerous place, as an open hatch, into which one may fall.

Mantuan (a.) Of or pertaining to Mantua.

Mantuan (n.) A native or inhabitant of Mantua.

Manuary (a.) Manual.

Manuary (n.) An artificer.

Manumit (v. t.) To release from slavery; to liberate from personal bondage or servitude; to free, as a slave.

Manured (imp. & p. p.) of Manure

Manurer (n.) One who manures land.

Mapping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Map

Maplike (a.) Having or consisting of

Mappery (n.) The making, or study, of maps.

Marring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mar

Marabou (n.) A large stork of the genus Leptoptilos (formerly Ciconia), esp. the African species (L. crumenifer), which furnishes plumes worn as ornaments. The Asiatic species (L. dubius, or L. argala) is the adjutant. See Adjutant.

Marabou (n.) One having five eighths negro blood; the offspring of a mulatto and a griffe.

Maracan (n.) A macaw.

Maranta (n.) A genus of endogenous plants found in tropical America, and some species also in India. They have tuberous roots containing a large amount of starch, and from one species (Maranta arundinacea) arrowroot is obtained. Many kinds are cultivated for ornament.

Marbled (imp. & p. p.) of Marble

Marbled (a.) Made of, or faced with, marble.

Marbled (a.) Made to resemble marble; veined or spotted like marble.

Marbled (a.) Varied with irregular markings, or witch a confused blending of irregular spots and streaks.

Marbler (n.) One who works upon marble or other stone.

Marbler (n.) One who colors or stains in imitation of marble.

Marcato (a.) In a marked emphatic manner; -- used adverbially as a direction.

Marched (imp. & p. p.) of March

Marcher (n.) The lord or officer who defended the marches or borders of a territory.

Marchet (n.) Alt. of Merchet

Merchet (n.) In old English and in Scots law, a fine paid to the lord of the soil by a tenant upon the marriage of one the tenant's daughters.

Marcian (a.) Under the influence of Mars; courageous; bold.

Margent (n.) A margin; border; brink; edge.

Margent (v. t.) To enter or note down upon the margin of a page; to margin.

Margosa (n.) A large tree of genus Melia (M. Azadirachta) found in India. Its bark is bitter, and used as a tonic. A valuable oil is expressed from its seeds, and a tenacious gum exudes from its trunk. The M. Azedarach is a much more showy tree, and is cultivated in the Southern United States, where it is known as Pride of India, Pride of China, or bead tree. Various parts of the tree are considered anthelmintic.

Marimba (n.) A musical istrument of percussion, consisting of bars yielding musical tones when struck.

Marined (a.) Having the lower part of the body like a fish.

Mariner (n.) One whose occupation is to assist in navigating ships; a seaman or sailor.

Mariput (n.) A species of civet; the zoril.

Marital (v.) Of or pertaining to a husband; as, marital rights, duties, authority.

Marking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mark

Marking (n.) The act of one who, or that which, marks; the mark or marks made; arrangement or disposition of marks or coloring; as, the marking of a bird's plumage.

Markman (n.) A marksman.

Marling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Marl

Marlite (n.) A variety of marl.

Marlpit (n.) Apit where marl is dug.

Marmose (n.) A species of small opossum (Didelphus murina) ranging from Mexico to Brazil.

Marplot (n.) One who, by his officious /nterference, mars or frustrates a design or plot.

Marquee (n.) A large field tent; esp., one adapted to the use of an officer of high rank.

Marquis (n.) A nobleman in England, France, and Germany, of a rank next below that of duke. Originally, the marquis was an officer whose duty was to guard the marches or frontiers of the kingdom. The office has ceased, and the name is now a mere title conferred by patent.

Marrier (n.) One who marries.

Marroon (n. & a.) Same as 1st Maroon.

Marrowy (a.) Full of marrow; pithy.

Married (imp. & p. p.) of Marry

Marsala (n.) A kind of wine exported from Marsala in Sicily.

Marshal (n.) Originally, an officer who had the care of horses; a groom.

Marshal (n.) An officer of high rank, charged with the arrangement of ceremonies, the conduct of operations, or the like

Marshal (n.) One who goes before a prince to declare his coming and provide entertainment; a harbinger; a pursuivant.

Marshal (n.) One who regulates rank and order at a feast or any other assembly, directs the order of procession, and the like.

Marshal (n.) The chief officer of arms, whose duty it was, in ancient times, to regulate combats in the lists.

Marshal (n.) The highest military officer.

Marshal (n.) A ministerial officer, appointed for each judicial district of the United States, to execute the process of the courts of the United States, and perform various duties, similar to those of a sheriff. The name is also sometimes applied to certain police officers of a city.

Marshal (v. t.) To dispose in order; to arrange in a suitable manner; as, to marshal troops or an army.

Marshal (v. t.) To direct, guide, or lead.

Marshal (v. t.) To dispose in due order, as the different quarterings on an escutcheon, or the different crests when several belong to an achievement.

Martern (n.) Same as Marten.

Martial (a.) Of, pertaining to, or suited for, war; military; as, martial music; a martial appearance.

Martial (a.) Practiced in, or inc

Martial (a.) Belonging to war, or to an army and navy; -- opposed to civil; as, martial law; a court-martial.

Martial (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the god, or the planet, Mars.

Martial (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, iron; chalybeate; as, martial preparations.

Martite (n.) Iron sesquioxide in isometric form, probably a pseudomorph after magnetite.

Martlet (n.) The European house martin.

Martlet (n.) A bird without beak or feet; -- generally assumed to represent a martin. As a mark of cadency it denotes the fourth son.

Mascled (a.) Composed of, or covered with, lozenge-shaped scales; having lozenge-shaped divisions.

Maselyn (n.) A drinking cup. See 1st Maslin, 2.

Mashing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mash

Mashlin (n.) See Maslin.

Masking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mask

Maskery (n.) The dress or disguise of a maske/; masquerade.

Maslach (n.) An excitant containing opium, much used by the Turks.

Masonic (a.) Of or pertaining to Freemasons or to their craft or mysteries.

Masonry (n.) The art or occupation of a mason.

Masonry (n.) The work or performance of a mason; as, good or bad masonry; skillful masonry.

Masonry (n.) That which is built by a mason; anything constructed of the materials used by masons, such as stone, brick, tiles, or the like. Dry masonry is applied to structures made without mortar.

Masonry (n.) The craft, institution, or mysteries of Freemasons; freemasonry.

Masoret (n.) A Masorite.

Massing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mass

Massage (n.) A rubbing or kneading of the body, especially when performed as a hygienic or remedial measure.

Masseur (n. f.) Alt. of Masseuse

Massive (a.) Forming, or consisting of, a large mass; compacted; weighty; heavy; massy.

Massive (a.) In mass; not necessarily without a crystal

Massora (n.) Same as Masora.

Masting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mast

Mastery (n.) The position or authority of a master; dominion; command; supremacy; superiority.

Mastery (n.) Superiority in war or competition; victory; triumph; preeminence.

Mastery (n.) Contest for superiority.

Mastery (n.) A masterly operation; a feat.

Mastery (n.) Specifically, the philosopher's stone.

Mastery (n.) The act process of mastering; the state of having mastered.

Mastful (a.) Abounding in mast; producing mast in abundance; as, the mastful forest; a mastful chestnut.

Mastich (n.) See Mastic.

Mastiff (n.) A breed of large dogs noted for strength and courage. There are various strains, differing in form and color, and characteristic of different countries.

Masting (n.) The act or process of putting a mast or masts into a vessel; also, the scientific principles which determine the position of masts, and the mechanical methods of placing them.

Mastlin (n.) See Maslin.

Mastoid (a.) Resembling the nipple or the breast; -- applied specifically to a process of the temporal bone behind the ear.

Mastoid (a.) Pertaining to, or in the region of, the mastoid process; mastoidal.

Matting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mat

Matador (n.) The killer; the man appointed to kill the bull in bullfights.

Matador (n.) In the game of quadrille or omber, the three principal trumps, the ace of spades being the first, the ace of clubs the third, and the second being the deuce of a black trump or the seven of a red one.

Matanza (n.) A place where animals are slaughtered for their hides and tallow.

Matched (imp. & p. p.) of Match

Matcher (n.) One who, or that which, matches; a matching machine. See under 3d Match.

Matinal (a.) Relating to the morning, or to matins; matutinal.

Matinee (n.) A reception, or a musical or dramatic entertainment, held in the daytime. See SoirEe.

Matrass (n.) A round-bottomed glass flask having a long neck; a bolthead.

Matress (n.) See Matress.

Matrice (n.) See Matrix.

Matross (n.) Formerly, in the British service, a gunner or a gunner's mate; one of the soldiers in a train of artillery, who assisted the gunners in loading, firing, and sponging the guns.

Mattery (a.) Generating or containing pus; purulent.

Mattery (a.) Full of substance or matter; important.

Matting (v. t. & i.) The act of interweaving or tangling together so as to make a mat; the process of becoming matted.

Matting (v. t. & i.) Mats, in general, or collectively; mat work; a matlike fabric, for use in covering floors, packing articles, and the like; a kind of carpeting made of straw, etc.

Matting (v. t. & i.) Materials for mats.

Matting (v. t. & i.) An ornamental border. See 3d Mat, 4.

Matting (n.) A dull, lusterless surface in certain of the arts, as gilding, metal work, glassmaking, etc.

Mattock (n.) An implement for digging and grubbing. The head has two long steel blades, one like an adz and the other like a narrow ax or the point of a pickax.

Matured (imp. & p. p.) of Mature

Maturer (n.) One who brings to maturity.

Matweed (n.) A name of several maritime grasses, as the sea sand-reed (Ammophila arundinacea) which is used in Holland to bind the sand of the seacoast dikes (see Beach grass, under Beach); also, the Lygeum Spartum, a Mediterranean grass of similar habit.

Matzoth (n.) A cake of unleavened bread eaten by the Jews at the feast of the Passover.

Maucaco (n.) A lemur; -- applied to several species, as the White-fronted, the ruffed, and the ring-tailed lemurs.

Maudlin (a.) Tearful; easily moved to tears; exciting to tears; excessively sentimental; weak and silly.

Maudlin (a.) Drunk, or somewhat drunk; fuddled; given to drunkenness.

Maudlin (n.) Alt. of Maude

Mauling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Maul

Mauling (n.) A severe beating with a stick, cudgel, or the fist.

Maunder (v. i.) To beg.

Maunder (v. i.) To mutter; to mumble; to grumble; to speak indistinctly or disconnectedly; to talk incoherently.

Maunder (v. t.) To utter in a grumbling manner; to mutter.

Maunder (n.) A beggar.

Maurist (n.) A member of the Congregation of Saint Maur, an offshoot of the Benedictines, originating in France in the early part of the seventeenth century. The Maurists have been distinguished for their interest in literature.

Mauther (n.) A girl; esp., a great, awkward girl; a wench.

Mauvine (a.) Mauve-colored.

Mawkish (a.) Apt to cause satiety or loathing; nauseous; disgusting.

Mawkish (a.) Easily disgusted; squeamish; sentimentally fastidious.

Mawmish (a.) Nauseous.

Mawseed (n.) The seed of the opium poppy.

Mawworm (n.) Any intestinal worm found in the stomach, esp. the common round worm (Ascaris lumbricoides), and allied species.

Mawworm (n.) One of the larvae of botflies of horses; a bot.

Maxilla (n.) The bone of either the upper or the under jaw.

Maxilla (n.) The bone, or principal bone, of the upper jaw, the bone of the lower jaw being the mandible.

Maxilla (n.) One of the lower or outer jaws of arthropods.

Maximum (n.) The greatest quantity or value attainable in a given case; or, the greatest value attained by a quantity which first increases and then begins to decrease; the highest point or degree; -- opposed to minimum.

Maximum (a.) Greatest in quantity or highest in degree attainable or attained; as, a maximum consumption of fuel; maximum pressure; maximum heat.

Maybird (n.) The whimbrel; -- called also May fowl, May curlew, and May whaap.

Maybird (n.) The knot.

Maybird (n.) The bobolink.

Maybush (n.) The hawthorn.

Mayduke (n.) A large dark-red cherry of excellent quality.

Mayfish (n.) A common American minnow (Fundulus majalis). See Minnow.

Mayoral (n.) The conductir of a mule team; also, a head shepherd.

Maypole (n.) A tall pole erected in an open place and wreathed with flowers, about which the rustic May-day sports were had.

Mayweed (n.) A composite plant (Anthemis Cotula), having a strong odor; dog's fennel. It is a native of Europe, now common by the roadsides in the United States.

Mayweed (n.) The feverfew.

Mazdean (a.) Of or pertaining to Ahura-Mazda, or Ormuzd, the beneficent deity in the Zoroastrian dualistic system; hence, Zoroastrian.

Mazeful (a.) Mazy.

Mazurka (n.) A Polish dance, or the music which accompanies it, usually in 3-4 or 3-8 measure, with a strong accent on the second beat.

Nabbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nab

Nacarat (n.) A pale red color, with a cast of orange.

Nacarat (n.) Fine

Naevoid (a.) Resembling a naevus or naevi; as, naevoid elephantiasis.

Naevose (a.) Spotted; frecled.

Nagging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nag

Nagging (a.) Fault-finding; teasing; persistently annoying; as, a nagging toothache.

Nailing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nail

Nailery () A manufactory where nails are made.

Naively (adv.) In a naive manner.

Naivete (n.) Native simplicity; unaffected plainness or ingenuousness; artlessness.

Naivety (n.) Naivete.

Nakedly (adv.) In a naked manner; without covering or disguise; manifestly; simply; barely.

Namable (a.) Capable of being named.

Nandine (n.) An African carnivore (Nandinia binotata), allied to the civets. It is spotted with black.

Nankeen (n.) A species of cloth, of a firm texture, originally brought from China, made of a species of cotton (Gossypium religiosum) that is naturally of a brownish yellow color quite indestructible and permanent.

Nankeen (n.) An imitation of this cloth by artificial coloring.

Nankeen (n.) Trousers made of nankeen.

Napping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nap

Naphtha (n.) The complex mixture of volatile, liquid, inflammable hydrocarbons, occurring naturally, and usually called crude petroleum, mineral oil, or rock oil. Specifically: That portion of the distillate obtained in the refinement of petroleum which is intermediate between the lighter gaso

Naphtha (n.) One of several volatile inflammable liquids obtained by the distillation of certain carbonaceous materials and resembling the naphtha from petroleum; as, Boghead naphtha, from Boghead coal (obtained at Boghead, Scotland); crude naphtha, or light oil, from coal tar; wood naphtha, from wood, etc.

Napless (a.) Without nap; threadbare.

Napping (n.) The act or process of raising a nap, as on cloth.

Napping (n.) A sheet of partially felted fur before it is united to the hat body.

Nappies (pl. ) of Nappy

Nardine (a.) Of or pertaining to nard; having the qualities of nard.

Nargile (n.) Alt. of Nargileh

Narrate (v. t.) To tell, rehearse, or recite, as a story; to relate the particulars of; to go through with in detail, as an incident or transaction; to give an account of.

Narrows (pl. ) of Narrow

Narthex (n.) A tall umbelliferous plant (Ferula communis). See Giant fennel, under Fennel.

Narthex (n.) The portico in front of ancient churches; sometimes, the atrium or outer court surrounded by ambulatories; -- used, generally, for any vestibule, lobby, or outer porch, leading to the nave of a church.

Narwhal (n.) An arctic cetacean (Monodon monocerous), about twenty feet long. The male usually has one long, twisted, pointed canine tooth, or tusk projecting forward from the upper jaw like a horn, whence it is called also sea unicorn, unicorn fish, and unicorn whale. Sometimes two horns are developed, side by side.

Nasally (adv.) In a nasal manner; by the nose.

Nascent (a.) Commencing, or in process of development; beginning to exist or to grow; coming into being; as, a nascent germ.

Nascent (a.) Evolving; being evolved or produced.

Nastily (adv.) In a nasty manner.

Natchez (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians who formerly lived near the site of the city of Natchez, Mississippi. In 1729 they were subdued by the French; the survivors joined the Creek Confederacy.

Naticas (pl. ) of Natica

NaticAe (pl. ) of Natica

Natrium (n.) The technical name for sodium.

Natural (a.) Fixed or determined by nature; pertaining to the constitution of a thing; belonging to native character; according to nature; essential; characteristic; not artifical, foreign, assumed, put on, or acquired; as, the natural growth of animals or plants; the natural motion of a gravitating body; natural strength or disposition; the natural heat of the body; natural color.

Natural (a.) Conformed to the order, laws, or actual facts, of nature; consonant to the methods of nature; according to the stated course of things, or in accordance with the laws which govern events, feelings, etc.; not exceptional or violent; legitimate; normal; regular; as, the natural consequence of crime; a natural death.

Natural (a.) Having to do with existing system to things; dealing with, or derived from, the creation, or the world of matter and mind, as known by man; within the scope of human reason or experience; not supernatural; as, a natural law; natural science; history, theology.

Natural (a.) Conformed to truth or reality

Natural (a.) Springing from true sentiment; not artifical or exaggerated; -- said of action, delivery, etc.; as, a natural gesture, tone, etc.

Natural (a.) Resembling the object imitated; true to nature; according to the life; -- said of anything copied or imitated; as, a portrait is natural.

Natural (a.) Having the character or sentiments properly belonging to one's position; not unnatural in feelings.

Natural (a.) Connected by the ties of consanguinity.

Natural (a.) Begotten without the sanction of law; born out of wedlock; illegitimate; bastard; as, a natural child.

Natural (a.) Of or pertaining to the lower or animal nature, as contrasted with the higher or moral powers, or that which is spiritual; being in a state of nature; unregenerate.

Natural (a.) Belonging to, to be taken in, or referred to, some system, in which the base is 1; -- said or certain functions or numbers; as, natural numbers, those commencing at 1; natural sines, cosines, etc., those taken in arcs whose radii are 1.

Natural (a.) Produced by natural organs, as those of the human throat, in distinction from instrumental music.

Natural (a.) Of or pertaining to a key which has neither a flat nor a sharp for its signature, as the key of C major.

Natural (a.) Applied to an air or modulation of harmony which moves by easy and smooth transitions, digressing but little from the original key.

Natural (n.) A native; an aboriginal.

Natural (n.) Natural gifts, impulses, etc.

Natural (n.) One born without the usual powers of reason or understanding; an idiot.

Natural (n.) A character [/] used to contradict, or to remove the effect of, a sharp or flat which has preceded it, and to restore the unaltered note.

Natured (a.) Having (such) a nature, temper, or disposition; disposed; -- used in composition; as, good-natured, ill-natured, etc.

Naughty (superl.) Having little or nothing.

Naughty (superl.) Worthless; bad; good for nothing.

Naughty (superl.) hence, corrupt; wicked.

Naughty (superl.) Mischievous; perverse; froward; guilty of disobedient or improper conduct; as, a naughty child.

Nauplii (pl. ) of Nauplius

Nautili (pl. ) of Nautilus

Navarch (n.) The commander of a fleet.

Nayward (n.) The negative side.

Nayword (n.) A byword; a proverb; also, a watchword.

Oakling (n.) A young oak.

Oarfish (n.) The ribbon fish.

Oarfoot (n.) Any crustacean of the genus Remipes.

Oarless (a.) Without oars.

Oarlock (n.) The notch, fork, or other device on the gunwale of a boat, in which the oar rests in rowing. See Rowlock.

Oarsmen (pl. ) of Oarsman

Oarsman (n.) One who uses, or is skilled in the use of, an oar; a rower.

Oatcake (n.) A cake made of oatmeal.

Oatmeal (n.) Meal made of oats.

Oatmeal (n.) A plant of the genus Panicum; panic grass.

Pabular (a.) Of, pertaining to, or fit for, pabulum or food; affording food.

Pabulum (n.) The means of nutriment to animals or plants; food; nourishment; hence, that which feeds or sustains, as fuel for a fire; that upon which the mind or soul is nourished; as, intellectual pabulum.

Pacable (a.) Placable.

Pacated (a.) Pacified; pacate.

Pachisi (n.) Alt. of Parchesi

Pacific (a.) Of or pertaining to peace; suited to make or restore peace; of a peaceful character; not warlike; not quarrelsome; conciliatory; as, pacific words or acts; a pacific nature or condition.

Pacfier (n.) One who pacifies.

Packing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pack

Package (n.) Act or process of packing.

Package (n.) A bundle made up for transportation; a packet; a bale; a parcel; as, a package of goods.

Package (n.) A charge made for packing goods.

Package (n.) A duty formerly charged in the port of London on goods imported or exported by aliens, or by denizens who were the sons of aliens.

Packing (n.) The act or process of one who packs.

Packing (n.) Any material used to pack, fill up, or make close.

Packing (n.) A substance or piece used to make a joint impervious

Packing (n.) A thin layer, or sheet, of yielding or elastic material inserted between the surfaces of a flange joint.

Packing (n.) The substance in a stuffing box, through which a piston rod slides.

Packing (n.) A yielding ring, as of metal, which surrounds a piston and maintains a tight fit, as inside a cylinder, etc.

Packing (n.) Same as Filling.

Packing (n.) A trick; collusion.

Packmen (pl. ) of Packman

Packman (n.) One who bears a pack; a peddler.

Packwax (n.) Same as Paxwax.

Packway (n.) A path, as over mountains, followed by pack animals.

Paction (n.) An agreement; a compact; a bargain.

Padding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pad

Padding (n.) The act or process of making a pad or of inserting stuffing.

Padding (n.) The material with which anything is padded.

Padding (n.) Material of inferior value, serving to extend a book, essay, etc.

Padding (n.) The uniform impregnation of cloth with a mordant.

Paddled (imp. & p. p.) of Paddle

Paddock (n.) A toad or frog.

Paddock (n.) A small inclosure or park for sporting.

Paddock (n.) A small inclosure for pasture; esp., one adjoining a stable.

Paddies (pl. ) of Paddy

Padella (n.) A large cup or deep saucer, containing fatty matter in which a wick is placed, -- used for public illuminations, as at St. Peter's, in Rome. Called also padelle.

Padesoy (n.) See Paduasoy.

Padlock (n.) A portable lock with a bow which is usually jointed or pivoted at one end so that it can be opened, the other end being fastened by the bolt, -- used for fastening by passing the bow through a staple over a hasp or through the links of a chain, etc.

Padlock (n.) Fig.: A curb; a restraint.

Padlock (v. t.) To fasten with, or as with, a padlock; to stop; to shut; to confine as by a padlock.

Padroni (pl. ) of Padrone

Padrone (n.) A patron; a protector.

Padrone (n.) The master of a small coaster in the Mediterranean.

Padrone (n.) A man who imports, and controls the earnings of, Italian laborers, street musicians, etc.

Paganic (a.) Alt. of Paganical

Paganly (adv.) In a pagan manner.

Pageant (n.) A theatrical exhibition; a spectacle.

Pageant (n.) An elaborate exhibition devised for the entertainmeut of a distinguished personage, or of the public; a show, spectacle, or display.

Pageant (a.) Of the nature of a pageant; spectacular.

Pageant (v. t.) To exhibit in show; to represent; to mimic.

Paginae (pl. ) of Pagina

Paginal (a.) Consisting of pages.

Pahlevi (n.) Same as Pehlevi.

PahUtes (n. pl.) See Utes.

Paijama (n.) Pyjama.

Pailful (n.) The quantity that a pail will hold.

Paining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pain

Painful (a.) Full of pain; causing uneasiness or distress, either physical or mental; afflictive; disquieting; distressing.

Painful (a.) Requiring labor or toil; difficult; executed with laborious effort; as a painful service; a painful march.

Painful (a.) Painstaking; careful; industrious.

Painted (imp. & p. p.) of Paint

Painted (a.) Covered or adorned with paint; portrayed in colors.

Painted (a.) Marked with bright colors; as, the painted turtle; painted bunting.

Painter (n.) A rope at the bow of a boat, used to fasten it to anything.

Painter (n.) The panther, or puma.

Painter (n.) One whose occupation is to paint

Painter (n.) One who covers buildings, ships, ironwork, and the like, with paint.

Painter (n.) An artist who represents objects or scenes in color on a flat surface, as canvas, plaster, or the like.

Pairing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pair

Pairing (v. i.) The act or process of uniting or arranging in pairs or couples.

Pairing (v. i.) See To pair off, under Pair, v. i.

Paisano (n.) The chaparral cock.

Pakfong (n.) See Packfong.

Paladin (n.) A knight-errant; a distinguished champion; as, the paladins of Charlemagne.

Palamme (pl. ) of Palama

Palanka (n.) A camp permanently intrenched, attached to Turkish frontier fortresses.

Palatal (a.) Of or pertaining to the palate; palatine; as, the palatal bones.

Palatal (a.) Uttered by the aid of the palate; -- said of certain sounds, as the sound of k in kirk.

Palatal (n.) A sound uttered, or a letter pronounced, by the aid of the palate, as the letters k and y.

Palatic (a.) Palatal; palatine.

Palatic (n.) A palatal.

Palaver (n.) Talk; conversation; esp., idle or beguiling talk; talk intended to deceive; flattery.

Palaver (n.) In Africa, a parley with the natives; a talk; hence, a public conference and deliberation; a debate.

Palaver (v. t. & i.) To make palaver with, or to; to used palaver;to talk idly or deceitfully; to employ flattery; to cajole; as, to palaver artfully.

Paleola (n.) A diminutive or secondary palea; a lodicule.

Paleous (a.) Chaffy; like chaff; paleaceous.

Palesie (n.) Alt. of Palesy

Paletot (n.) An overcoat.

Paletot (n.) A lady's outer garment, -- of varying fashion.

Palette (n.) A thin, oval or square board, or tablet, with a thumb hole at one end for holding it, on which a painter lays and mixes his pigments.

Palette (n.) One of the plates covering the points of junction at the bend of the shoulders and elbows.

Palette (n.) A breastplate for a breast drill.

Palfrey (n.) A saddle horse for the road, or for state occasions, as distinguished from a war horse.

Palfrey (n.) A small saddle horse for ladies.

Palissy (a.) Designating, or of the nature of, a kind of pottery made by Bernard Palissy, in France, in the 16th centry.

Palling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pall

Pallial (a.) Of or pretaining to a mantle, especially to the mantle of mollusks; produced by the mantle; as, the pallial

Pallium (n.) A large, square, woolen cloak which enveloped the whole person, worn by the Greeks and by certain Romans. It is the Roman name of a Greek garment.

Pallium (n.) A band of white wool, worn on the shoulders, with four purple crosses worked on it; a pall.

Pallium (n.) The mantle of a bivalve. See Mantle.

Pallium (n.) The mantle of a bird.

Pallone (n.) An Italian game, played with a large leather ball.

Palming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Palm

Palmary (a.) Palmar.

Palmary (a.) Worthy of the palm; palmy; preeminent; superior; principal; chief; as, palmary work.

Palmate (n.) A salt of palmic acid; a ricinoleate.

Palmate (a.) Alt. of Palmated

Palmite (n.) A South African plant (Prionium Palmita) of the Rush family, having long serrated leaves. The stems have been used for making brushes.

Palmyra (n.) A species of palm (Borassus flabelliformis) having a straight, black, upright trunk, with palmate leaves. It is found native along the entire northern shores of the Indian Ocean, from the mouth of the Tigris to New Guinea. More than eight hundred uses to which it is put are enumerated by native writers. Its wood is largely used for building purposes; its fruit and roots serve for food, its sap for making toddy, and its leaves for thatching huts.

Palsied (a.) Affected with palsy; paralyzed.

Palster (n.) A pilgrim's staff.

Palsies (pl. ) of Palsy

Palsied (imp. & p. p.) of Palsy

Paltock (n.) A kind of doublet; a jacket.

Paludal (a.) Of or pertaining to marshes or fens; marshy.

Palulus (n.) Same as Palus.

Pampano (n.) Same as Pompano.

Pampero (n.) A violent wind from the west or southwest, which sweeps over the pampas of South America and the adjacent seas, often doing great damage.

Panning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pan

Panacea (n.) A remedy for all diseases; a universal medicine; a cure-all; catholicon; hence, a relief or solace for affliction.

Panacea (n.) The herb allheal.

Panache (n.) A plume or bunch of feathers, esp. such a bunch worn on the helmet; any military plume, or ornamental group of feathers.

Pancake (n.) A thin cake of batter fried in a pan or on a griddle; a griddlecake; a flapjack.

Pandean (a.) Of or relating to the god Pan.

Pandect (n.) A treatise which comprehends the whole of any science.

Pandect (n.) The digest, or abridgment, in fifty books, of the decisions, writings, and opinions of the old Roman jurists, made in the sixth century by direction of the emperor Justinian, and forming the leading compilation of the Roman civil law.

Pandoor (n.) Same as Pandour.

Pandora (n.) A beautiful woman (all-gifted), whom Jupiter caused Vulcan to make out of clay in order to punish the human race, because Prometheus had stolen the fire from heaven. Jupiter gave Pandora a box containing all human ills, which, when the box was opened, escaped and spread over the earth. Hope alone remained in the box. Another version makes the box contain all the blessings of the gods, which were lost to men when Pandora opened it.

Pandora (n.) A genus of marine bivalves, in which one valve is flat, the other convex.

Pandore (n.) An ancient musical instrument, of the lute kind; a bandore.

Pandour (n.) One of a class of Hungarian mountaineers serving in the Austrian army; -- so called from Pandur, a principal town in the region from which they originally came.

Paneled (imp. & p. p.) of Panel

Panfuls (pl. ) of Panful

Pangful (a.) Full of pangs.

Panical (a.) See Panic, a.

Panicle (n.) A pyramidal form of inflorescence, in which the cluster is loosely branched below and gradually simpler toward the end.

Panicum (n.) A genus of grasses, including several hundred species, some of which are valuable; panic grass.

Pannade (n.) The curvet of a horse.

Pannage (n.) The food of swine in the woods, as beechnuts, acorns, etc.; -- called also pawns.

Pannage (n.) A tax paid for the privilege of feeding swine in the woods.

Pannary (a.) See Panary.

Pannier (n.) A bread basket; also, a wicker basket (used commonly in pairs) for carrying fruit or other things on a horse or an ass

Pannier (n.) A shield of basket work formerly used by archers as a shelter from the enemy's missiles.

Pannier (n.) A table waiter at the Inns of Court, London.

Pannier (n.) A framework of steel or whalebone, worn by women to expand their dresses; a kind of bustle.

Pannose (a.) Similar in texture or appearance to felt or woolen cloth.

Panoply (n.) Defensive armor in general; a full suit of defensive armor.

Panshon (n.) An earthen vessel wider at the top than at the bottom, -- used for holding milk and for various other purposes.

Pansied (a.) Covered or adorned with pansies.

Pansies (pl. ) of Pansy

Panting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pant

Panther (n.) A large dark-colored variety of the leopard, by some zoologists considered a distinct species. It is marked with large ringlike spots, the centers of which are darker than the color of the body.

Panther (n.) In America, the name is applied to the puma, or cougar, and sometimes to the jaguar.

Pantile (n.) A roofing tile, of peculiar form, having a transverse section resembling an elongated S laid on its side (/).

Pantler (n.) The servant or officer, in a great family, who has charge of the bread and the pantry.

Panurgy (n.) Skill in all kinds of work or business; craft.

Panyard (n.) See Pannier.

Papagay (n.) See Popinjay, 1 (b).

Papally (adv.) In a papal manner; popishly

Papalty (n.) The papacy.

Papaver (n.) A genus of plants, including the poppy.

Papboat (n.) A kind of sauce boat or dish.

Papboat (n.) A large spiral East Indian marine shell (Turbinella rapha); -- so called because used by native priests to hold the oil for anointing.

Papejay (n.) A popinjay.

Papered (imp. & p. p.) of Paper

Paphian (a.) Of or pertaining to Paphos, an ancient city of Cyprus, having a celebrated temple of Venus; hence, pertaining to Venus, or her rites.

Paphian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Paphos.

Papilio (n.) A genus of butterflies.

Papilla (n.) Any minute nipplelike projection; as, the papillae of the tongue.

Papized (a.) Conformed to popery.

Papoose (n.) A babe or young child of Indian parentage in North America.

Pappose (a.) Furnished with a pappus; downy.

Pappous (a.) Pappose.

Papuars (n. pl.) The native black race of Papua or New Guinea, and the adjacent islands.

Papulae (pl. ) of Papula

Papular (a.) Covered with papules.

Papular (a.) Consisting of papules; characterized by the presence of papules; as, a papular eruption.

Papules (pl. ) of Papule

Papyrus (n.) A tall rushlike plant (Cyperus Papyrus) of the Sedge family, formerly growing in Egypt, and now found in Abyssinia, Syria, Sicily, etc. The stem is triangular and about an inch thick.

Papyrus (n.) The material upon which the ancient Egyptians wrote. It was formed by cutting the stem of the plant into thin longitudinal slices, which were gummed together and pressed.

Papyrus (n.) A manuscript written on papyrus; esp., pl., written scrolls made of papyrus; as, the papyri of Egypt or Herculaneum.

Parable (a.) Procurable.

Parable (n.) A comparison; a similitude; specifically, a short fictitious narrative of something which might really occur in life or nature, by means of which a moral is drawn; as, the parables of Christ.

Parable (v. t.) To represent by parable.

Paraded (imp. & p. p.) of Parade

Parados (n.) An intercepting mound, erected in any part of a fortification to protect the defenders from a rear or ricochet fire; a traverse.

Paradox (n.) A tenet or proposition contrary to received opinion; an assertion or sentiment seemingly contradictory, or opposed to common s

Paragon (n.) A companion; a match; an equal.

Paragon (n.) Emulation; rivalry; competition.

Paragon (n.) A model or pattern; a pattern of excellence or perfection; as, a paragon of beauty or eloquence.

Paragon (n.) A size of type between great primer and double pica. See the Note under Type.

Paragon (v. t.) To compare; to parallel; to put in rivalry or emulation with.

Paragon (v. t.) To compare with; to equal; to rival.

Paragon (v. t.) To serve as a model for; to surpass.

Paragon (v. i.) To be equal; to hold comparison.

Paramos (pl. ) of Paramo

Parapet (n.) A low wall, especially one serving to protect the edge of a platform, roof, bridge, or the like.

Parapet (n.) A wall, rampart, or elevation of earth, for covering soldiers from an enemy's fire; a breastwork. See Illust. of Casemate.

Parasol (n.) A kind of small umbrella used by women as a protection from the sun.

Parasol (v. t.) To shade as with a parasol.

Parboil (v. t.) To boil or cook thoroughly.

Parboil (v. t.) To boil in part; to cook partially by boiling.

Parcase (adv.) Perchance; by chance.

Parched (imp. & p. p.) of Parch

Parcity (n.) Sparingless.

Pardale (n.) A leopard.

Pardine (a.) Spotted like a pard.

Parella (n.) Alt. of Parelle

Parelle (n.) A name for two kinds of dock (Rumex Patientia and R. Hydrolapathum).

Parelle (n.) A kind of lichen (Lecanora parella) once used in dyeing and in the preparation of litmus.

Parergy (n.) Something unimportant, incidental, or superfluous.

Paresis (n.) Incomplete paralysis, affecting motion but not sensation.

Paretic (a.) Of or pertaining to paresis; affected with paresis.

Parforn (v. t.) Alt. of Parfourn

Paritor (n.) An apparitor.

Parking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Park

Parleys (pl. ) of Parley

Parlous (a.) Attended with peril; dangerous; as, a parlous cough.

Parlous (a.) Venturesome; bold; mischievous; keen.

Parodic (a.) Alt. of Parodical

Paroket (n.) See Paroquet.

Paroled (imp. & p. p.) of Parole

Paronym (n.) A paronymous word.

Parotic (a.) On the side of the auditory capsule; near the external ear.

Parotid (a.) Situated near the ear; -- applied especially to the salivary gland near the ear.

Parotid (a.) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the parotid gland.

Parotid (n.) The parotid gland.

Parquet (n.) A body of seats on the floor of a music hall or theater nearest the orchestra; but commonly applied to the whole lower floor of a theater, from the orchestra to the dress circle; the pit.

Parquet (n.) Same as Parquetry.

Parrock (n.) A croft, or small field; a paddock.

Parried (imp. & p. p.) of Parry

Parries (pl. ) of Parry

Parsing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Parse

Parsley (n.) An aromatic umbelliferous herb (Carum Petroselinum), having finely divided leaves which are used in cookery and as a garnish.

Parsnip (n.) The aromatic and edible spindle-shaped root of the cultivated form of the Pastinaca sativa, a biennial umbelliferous plant which is very poisonous in its wild state; also, the plant itself.

Parting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Part

Partage (n.) Division; the act of dividing or sharing.

Partage (n.) Part; portion; share.

Partook (imp.) of Partake

Partake (v. i.) To take a part, portion, lot, or share, in common with others; to have a share or part; to participate; to share; as, to partake of a feast with others.

Partake (v. i.) To have something of the properties, character, or office; -- usually followed by of.

Partake (v. t.) To partake of; to have a part or share in; to share.

Partake (v. t.) To admit to a share; to cause to participate; to give a part to.

Partake (v. t.) To distribute; to communicate.

Partial (n.) Of, pertaining to, or affecting, a part only; not general or universal; not total or entire; as, a partial eclipse of the moon.

Partial (n.) Inc

Partial (n.) Having a predelection for; inc

Partial (n.) Pertaining to a subordinate portion; as, a compound umbel is made up of a several partial umbels; a leaflet is often supported by a partial petiole.

Parting (v.) Serving to part; dividing; separating.

Parting (v.) Given when departing; as, a parting shot; a parting salute.

Parting (v.) Departing.

Parting (v.) Admitting of being parted; partible.

Parting (n.) The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted; division; separation.

Parting (n.) A separation; a leave-taking.

Parting (n.) A surface or

Parting (n.) The surface of the sand of one section of a mold where it meets that of another section.

Parting (n.) The separation and determination of alloys; esp., the separation, as by acids, of gold from silver in the assay button.

Parting (n.) A joint or fissure, as in a coal seam.

Parting (n.) The breaking, as of a cable, by violence.

Parting (n.) Lamellar separation in a crystallized mineral, due to some other cause than cleavage, as to the presence of twinning lamellae.

Partita (n.) A suite; a set of variations.

Partite (a.) Divided nearly to the base; as, a partite leaf is a simple separated down nearly to the base.

Partlet (n.) A covering for the neck, and sometimes for the shoulders and breast; originally worn by both sexes, but laterby women alone; a ruff.

Partlet (n.) A hen; -- so called from the ruffing of her neck feathers.

Partner (n.) One who has a part in anything with an other; a partaker; an associate; a sharer. "Partner of his fortune." Shak. Hence: (a) A husband or a wife. (b) Either one of a couple who dance together. (c) One who shares as a member of a partnership in the management, or in the gains and losses, of a business.

Partner (n.) An associate in any business or occupation; a member of a partnership. See Partnership.

Partner (n.) A framework of heavy timber surrounding an opening in a deck, to strengthen it for the support of a mast, pump, capstan, or the like.

Partner (v. t.) To associate, to join.

Partook () imp. of Partake.

Parture (n.) Departure.

Parties (pl. ) of Party

Parusia (n.) A figure of speech by which the present tense is used instead of the past or the future, as in the animated narration of past, or in the prediction of future, events.

Parvenu (n.) An upstart; a man newly risen into notice.

Parvise (n.) a court of entrance to, or an inclosed space before, a church; hence, a church porch; -- sometimes formerly used as place of meeting, as for lawyers.

Parvity (n.) Littleness.

Paschal (a.) Of or pertaining to the passover, or to Easter; as, a paschal lamb; paschal eggs.

Pasquil (n.) See Pasquin.

Pasquil (v. t.) See Pasquin.

Pasquin (n.) A lampooner; also, a lampoon. See Pasquinade.

Pasquin (v. t.) To lampoon; to satiraze.

Passing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pass

Passade (v. i.) Alt. of Passado

Passado (v. i.) A pass or thrust.

Passado (v. i.) A turn or course of a horse backward or forward on the same spot of ground.

Passage (v. i.) The act of passing; transit from one place to another; movement from point to point; a going by, over, across, or through; as, the passage of a man or a carriage; the passage of a ship or a bird; the passage of light; the passage of fluids through the pores or channels of the body.

Passage (v. i.) Transit by means of conveyance; journey, as by water, carriage, car, or the like; travel; right, liberty, or means, of passing; conveyance.

Passage (v. i.) Price paid for the liberty to pass; fare; as, to pay one's passage.

Passage (v. i.) Removal from life; decease; departure; death.

Passage (v. i.) Way; road; path; channel or course through or by which one passes; way of exit or entrance; way of access or transit. Hence, a common avenue to various apartments in a building; a hall; a corridor.

Passage (v. i.) A continuous course, process, or progress; a connected or continuous series; as, the passage of time.

Passage (v. i.) A separate part of a course, process, or series; an occurrence; an incident; an act or deed.

Passage (v. i.) A particular portion constituting a part of something continuous; esp., a portion of a book, speech, or musical composition; a paragraph; a clause.

Passage (v. i.) Reception; currency.

Passage (v. i.) A pass or en encounter; as, a passage at arms.

Passage (v. i.) A movement or an evacuation of the bowels.

Passage (v. i.) In parliamentary proceedings: (a) The course of a proposition (bill, resolution, etc.) through the several stages of consideration and action; as, during its passage through Congress the bill was amended in both Houses. (b) The advancement of a bill or other proposition from one stage to another by an affirmative vote; esp., the final affirmative action of the body upon a proposition; hence, adoption; enactment; as, the passage of the bill to its third reading was delayed.

Passant (v. i.) Passing from one to another; in circulation; current.

Passant (v. i.) Curs/ry, careless.

Passant (v. i.) Surpassing; excelling.

Passant (v. i.) Walking; -- said of any animal on an escutcheon, which is represented as walking with the dexter paw raised.

Passing (n.) The act of one who, or that which, passes; the act of going by or away.

Passing (a.) Relating to the act of passing or going; going by, beyond, through, or away; departing.

Passing (a.) Exceeding; surpassing, eminent.

Passing (adv.) Exceedingly; excessively; surpassingly; as, passing fair; passing strange.

Passion (n.) A suffering or enduring of imposed or inflicted pain; any suffering or distress (as, a cardiac passion); specifically, the suffering of Christ between the time of the last supper and his death, esp. in the garden upon the cross.

Passion (n.) The state of being acted upon; subjection to an external agent or influence; a passive condition; -- opposed to action.

Passion (n.) Capacity of being affected by external agents; susceptibility of impressions from external agents.

Passion (n.) The state of the mind when it is powerfully acted upon and influenced by something external to itself; the state of any particular faculty which, under such conditions, becomes extremely sensitive or uncontrollably excited; any emotion or sentiment (specifically, love or anger) in a state of abnormal or controlling activity; an extreme or inordinate desire; also, the capacity or susceptibility of being so affected; as, to be in a passion; the passions of love, hate, jealously, wra

Passion (n.) Disorder of the mind; madness.

Passion (n.) Passion week. See Passion week, below.

Passion (v. t.) To give a passionate character to.

Passion (v. i.) To suffer pain or sorrow; to experience a passion; to be extremely agitated.

Passive (a.) Not active, but acted upon; suffering or receiving impressions or influences; as, they were passive spectators, not actors in the scene.

Passive (a.) Receiving or enduring without either active sympathy or active resistance; without emotion or excitement; patient; not opposing; unresisting; as, passive obedience; passive submission.

Passive (a.) Inactive; inert; not showing strong affinity; as, red phosphorus is comparatively passive.

Passive (a.) Designating certain morbid conditions, as hemorrhage or dropsy, characterized by relaxation of the vessels and tissues, with deficient vitality and lack of reaction in the affected tissues.

Passmen (pl. ) of Passman

Passman (n.) One who passes for a degree, without honors. See Classman, 2.

Pasting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Paste

Pastern (n.) The part of the foot of the horse, and allied animals, between the fetlock and the coffin joint. See Illust. of Horse.

Pastern (n.) A shackle for horses while pasturing.

Pastern (n.) A patten.

Pastime (n.) That which amuses, and serves to make time pass agreeably; sport; amusement; diversion.

Pastime (v. i.) To sport; to amuse one's self.

Pasture (n.) Food; nourishment.

Pasture (n.) Specifically: Grass growing for the food of cattle; the food of cattle taken by grazing.

Pasture (n.) Grass land for cattle, horses, etc.; pasturage.

Pasture (v. t.) To feed, esp. to feed on growing grass; to supply grass as food for; as, the farmer pastures fifty oxen; the land will pasture forty cows.

Pasture (v. i.) To feed on growing grass; to graze.

Pasties (pl. ) of Pasty

Patting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pat

Patache (n.) A tender to a fleet, formerly used for conveying men, orders, or treasure.

Patagia (pl. ) of Patagium

Patamar (n.) A vessel resembling a grab, used in the coasting trade of Bombay and Ceylon.

Patched (imp. & p. p.) of Patch

Patcher (n.) One who patches or botches.

Patella (n.) A small dish, pan, or vase.

Patella (n.) The kneepan; the cap of the knee.

Patella (n.) A genus of marine gastropods, including many species of limpets. The shell has the form of a flattened cone. The common European limpet (Patella vulgata) is largely used for food.

Patella (n.) A kind of apothecium in lichens, which is orbicular, flat, and sessile, and has a special rim not a part of the thallus.

Patency (n.) The condition of being open, enlarged, or spread.

Patency (n.) The state of being patent or evident.

Paterae (pl. ) of Patera

Pathing (pr.p. & vb. n.) of Path

Pathway (n.) A footpath; a beaten track; any path or course. Also used figuratively.

Patible (a.) Sufferable; tolerable; endurable.

Patient (a.) Having the quality of enduring; physically able to suffer or bear.

Patient (a.) Undergoing pains, trails, or the like, without murmuring or fretfulness; bearing up with equanimity against trouble; long-suffering.

Patient (a.) Constant in pursuit or exertion; persevering; calmly diligent; as, patient endeavor.

Patient (a.) Expectant with calmness, or without discontent; not hasty; not overeager; composed.

Patient (a.) Forbearing; long-suffering.

Patient (n.) ONe who, or that which, is passively affected; a passive recipient.

Patient (n.) A person under medical or surgical treatment; -- correlative to physician or nurse.

Patient (v. t.) To compose, to calm.

Patness (n.) Fitness or appropriateness; striking suitableness; convenience.

Patonce (a.) Having the arms growing broader and floriated toward the end; -- said of a cross. See Illust. 9 of Cross.

Patrial (a.) Derived from the name of a country, and designating an inhabitant of the country; gentile; -- said of a noun.

Patrial (n.) A patrial noun. Thus Romanus, a Roman, and Troas, a woman of Troy, are patrial nouns, or patrials.

Patriot (n.) One who loves his country, and zealously supports its authority and interests.

Patriot (a.) Becoming to a patriot; patriotic.

Patrist (n.) One versed in patristics.

Patrole (n. & v.) See Patrol, n. & v.

Patroon (n.) One of the proprietors of certain tracts of land with manorial privileges and right of entail, under the old Dutch governments of New York and New Jersey.

Pattern (n.) Anything proposed for imitation; an archetype; an exemplar; that which is to be, or is worthy to be, copied or imitated; as, a pattern of a machine.

Pattern (n.) A part showing the figure or quality of the whole; a specimen; a sample; an example; an instance.

Pattern (n.) Stuff sufficient for a garment; as, a dress pattern.

Pattern (n.) Figure or style of decoration; design; as, wall paper of a beautiful pattern.

Pattern (n.) Something made after a model; a copy.

Pattern (n.) Anything cut or formed to serve as a guide to cutting or forming objects; as, a dressmaker's pattern.

Pattern (n.) A full-sized model around which a mold of sand is made, to receive the melted metal. It is usually made of wood and in several parts, so as to be removed from the mold without injuring it.

Pattern (v. t.) To make or design (anything) by, from, or after, something that serves as a pattern; to copy; to model; to imitate.

Pattern (v. t.) To serve as an example for; also, to parallel.

Patties (pl. ) of Patty

Paucity (n.) Fewness; smallness of number; scarcity.

Paucity (n.) Smallnes of quantity; exiguity; insufficiency; as, paucity of blood.

Paugies (pl. ) of Paugy

Paulian (n.) Alt. of Paulianist

Paulist (n.) A member of The Institute of the Missionary Priests of St. Paul the Apostle, founded in 1858 by the Rev. I. T. Hecker of New York. The majority of the members were formerly Protestants.

Paunchy (a.) Pot-bellied.

Pausing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pause

Pavesse (n.) Pavise.

Paviage (n.) A contribution or a tax for paving streets or highways.

Pavisor (n.) A soldier who carried a pavise.

Pawning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pawn

Pawnees (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians (called also Loups) who formerly occupied the region of the Platte river, but now live mostly in the Indian Territory. The term is often used in a wider sense to include also the related tribes of Rickarees and Wichitas. Called also Pani.

Paxilli (pl. ) of Paxillus

Payable (a.) That may, can, or should be paid; suitable to be paid; justly due.

Payable (a.) That may be discharged or settled by delivery of value.

Payable (a.) Matured; now due.

Payment (n.) The act of paying, or giving compensation; the discharge of a debt or an obligation.

Payment (n.) That which is paid; the thing given in discharge of a debt, or an obligation, or in fulfillment of a promise; reward; recompense; requital; return.

Payment (n.) Punishment; chastisement.

Paynize (v. t.) To treat or preserve, as wood, by a process resembling kyanizing.

Paytine (n.) An alkaloid obtained from a white bark resembling that of the cinchona, first brought from Payta, in Peru.

Rabbate (v. t.) To abate or diminish.

Rabbate (n.) Abatement.

Rabbies (pl. ) of Rabbi

Rabbled (imp. & p. p.) of Rabble

Rabbler (n.) A scraping tool for smoothing metal.

Rabidly (adv.) In a rabid manner; with extreme violence.

Rabinet (n.) A kind of small ordnance formerly in use.

Rabious (a.) Fierce.

Raccoon (n.) A North American nocturnal carnivore (Procyon lotor) allied to the bears, but much smaller, and having a long, full tail, banded with black and gray. Its body is gray, varied with black and white. Called also coon, and mapach.

Racemed (a.) Arranged in a raceme, or in racemes.

Racemic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid found in many kinds of grapes. It is also obtained from tartaric acid, with which it is isomeric, and from sugar, gum, etc., by oxidation. It is a sour white crystal

Racking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rack

Rackett (n.) An old wind instrument of the double bassoon kind, having ventages but not keys.

Rackety (a.) Making a tumultuous noise.

Racking (n.) Spun yarn used in racking ropes.

Racquet (n.) See Racket.

Raddock (n.) The ruddock.

Radiale (n.) The bone or cartilage of the carpus which articulates with the radius and corresponds to the scaphoid bone in man.

Radiale (n.) Radial plates in the calyx of a crinoid.

Radiant (a.) Emitting or proceeding as from a center; resembling rays; radiating; radiate.

Radiant (a.) Especially, emitting or darting rays of light or heat; issuing in beams or rays; beaming with brightness; emitting a vivid light or splendor; as, the radiant sun.

Radiant (a.) Beaming with vivacity and happiness; as, a radiant face.

Radiant (a.) Giving off rays; -- said of a bearing; as, the sun radiant; a crown radiant.

Radiant (a.) Having a raylike appearance, as the large marginal flowers of certain umbelliferous plants; -- said also of the cluster which has such marginal flowers.

Radiant (n.) The luminous point or object from which light emanates; also, a body radiating light brightly.

Radiant (n.) A straight

Radiant (n.) The point in the heavens at which the apparent paths of shooting stars meet, when traced backward, or whence they appear to radiate.

Radiary (n.) A radiate.

Radiata (n. pl.) An extensive artificial group of invertebrates, having all the parts arranged radially around the vertical axis of the body, and the various organs repeated symmetrically in each ray or spheromere.

Radiate (v. i.) To emit rays; to be radiant; to shine.

Radiate (v. i.) To proceed in direct

Radiate (v. t.) To emit or send out in direct

Radiate (v. t.) To enlighten; to illuminate; to shed light or brightness on; to irradiate.

Radiate (a.) Having rays or parts diverging from a center; radiated; as, a radiate crystal.

Radiate (a.) Having in a capitulum large ray florets which are unlike the disk florets, as in the aster, daisy, etc.

Radiate (a.) Belonging to the Radiata.

Radiate (n.) One of the Radiata.

Radical (a.) Of or pertaining to the root; proceeding directly from the root.

Radical (a.) Hence: Of or pertaining to the root or origin; reaching to the center, to the foundation, to the ultimate sources, to the principles, or the like; original; fundamental; thorough-going; unsparing; extreme; as, radical evils; radical reform; a radical party.

Radical (a.) Belonging to, or proceeding from, the root of a plant; as, radical tubers or hairs.

Radical (a.) Proceeding from a rootlike stem, or one which does not rise above the ground; as, the radical leaves of the dandelion and the sidesaddle flower.

Radical (a.) Relating, or belonging, to the root, or ultimate source of derivation; as, a radical verbal form.

Radical (a.) Of or pertaining to a radix or root; as, a radical quantity; a radical sign. See below.

Radical (n.) A primitive word; a radix, root, or simple, underived, uncompounded word; an etymon.

Radical (n.) A primitive letter; a letter that belongs to the radix.

Radical (n.) One who advocates radical changes in government or social institutions, especially such changes as are intended to level class inequalities; -- opposed to conservative.

Radical (n.) A characteristic, essential, and fundamental constituent of any compound; hence, sometimes, an atom.

Radical (n.) Specifically, a group of two or more atoms, not completely saturated, which are so linked that their union implies certain properties, and are conveniently regarded as playing the part of a single atom; a residue; -- called also a compound radical. Cf. Residue.

Radical (n.) A radical quantity. See under Radical, a.

Radical (a.) A radical vessel. See under Radical, a.

Radicel (n.) A small branch of a root; a rootlet.

Radicle (n.) The rudimentary stem of a plant which supports the cotyledons in the seed, and from which the root is developed downward; the stem of the embryo; the caulicle.

Radicle (n.) A rootlet; a radicel.

Radioli (n. pl.) The barbs of the radii of a feather; barbules.

Radious (a.) Consisting of rays, as light.

Radious (a.) Radiating; radiant.

Radices (pl. ) of Radix

Radixes (pl. ) of Radix

Radulae (pl. ) of Radula

Raffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Raff

Raffish (a.) Resembling, or having the character of, raff, or a raff; worthless; low.

Raffled (imp. & p. p.) of Raffle

Raffler (n.) One who raffles.

Rafting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Raft

Rafting (n.) The business of making or managing rafts.

Ragging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rag

Rageful (a.) Full of rage; expressing rage.

Ragious (a.) Raging; furious; rageful.

Raguled (a.) Alt. of Ragguled

Ragweed (n.) A common American composite weed (Ambrosia artemisiaefolia) with finely divided leaves; hogweed.

Ragwork (n.) A kind of rubblework. In the United States, any rubblework of thin and small stones.

Ragwort (n.) A name given to several species of the composite genus Senecio.

Raiding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Raid

Railing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rail

Railing (a.) Expressing reproach; insulting.

Railing (n.) A barrier made of a rail or of rails.

Railing (n.) Rails in general; also, material for making rails.

Railway (n.) A road or way consisting of one or more parallel series of iron or steel rails, patterned and adjusted to be tracks for the wheels of vehicles, and suitably supported on a bed or substructure.

Railway (n.) The road, track, etc., with all the lands, buildings, rolling stock, franchises, etc., pertaining to them and constituting one property; as, a certain railroad has been put into the hands of a receiver.

Raiment (n.) Clothing in general; vesture; garments; -- usually singular in form, with a collective sense.

Raiment (n.) An article of dress.

Raining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rain

Rainbow (n.) A bow or arch exhibiting, in concentric bands, the several colors of the spectrum, and formed in the part of the hemisphere opposite to the sun by the refraction and reflection of the sun's rays in drops of falling rain.

Raising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Raise

Raising (n.) The act of lifting, setting up, elevating, exalting, producing, or restoring to life.

Raising (n.) Specifically, the operation or work of setting up the frame of a building; as, to help at a raising.

Raising (n.) The operation of embossing sheet metal, or of forming it into cup-shaped or hollow articles, by hammering, stamping, or spinning.

Rajpoot (n.) Alt. of Rajput

Rallier (n.) One who rallies.

Rallied (imp. & p. p.) of Rally

Rallies (pl. ) of Rally

Ramming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ram

Ramadan (n.) The ninth Mohammedan month.

Ramadan (n.) The great annual fast of the Mohammedans, kept during daylight through the ninth month.

Rambled (imp. & p. p.) of Ramble

Rambler (n.) One who rambles; a rover; a wanderer.

Ramekin (n.) See Ramequin.

Ramenta (n. pl.) Thin brownish chaffy scales upon the leaves or young shoots of some plants, especially upon the petioles and leaves of ferns.

Rameous (a.) Ramal.

Rammish (a.) Like a ram; hence, rank; lascivious.

Ramping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ramp

Rampage (v.) Violent or riotous behavior; a state of excitement, passion, or debauchery; as, to be on the rampage.

Rampage (v. i.) To leap or prance about, as an animal; to be violent; to rage.

Rampant (v.) Ramping; leaping; springing; rearing upon the hind legs; hence, raging; furious.

Rampant (v.) Ascending; climbing; rank in growth; exuberant.

Rampant (v.) Rising with fore paws in the air as if attacking; -- said of a beast of prey, especially a lion. The right fore leg and right hind leg should be raised higher than the left.

Rampart (n.) That which fortifies and defends from assault; that which secures safety; a defense or bulwark.

Rampart (n.) A broad embankment of earth round a place, upon which the parapet is raised. It forms the substratum of every permanent fortification.

Rampart (v. t.) To surround or protect with, or as with, a rampart or ramparts.

Rampier (n.) See Rampart.

Rampion (n.) A plant (Campanula Rapunculus) of the Bellflower family, with a tuberous esculent root; -- also called ramps.

Rampire (n.) A rampart.

Rampire (v. t.) To fortify with a rampire; to form into a rampire.

Rampler (n.) A rambler.

Rampler (a.) Roving; rambling.

Ramsted (n.) A yellow-flowered weed; -- so named from a Mr. Ramsted who introduced it into Pennsylvania. See Toad flax. Called also Ramsted weed.

Ramulus (n.) A small branch, or branchlet, of corals, hydroids, and similar organisms.

Ranchos (pl. ) of Rancho

Randing (n.) The act or process of making and applying rands for shoes.

Randing (n.) A kind of basket work used in gabions.

Ranging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Range

Ranking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rank

Rankled (imp. & p. p.) of Rankle

Ransack (v. t.) To search thoroughly; to search every place or part of; as, to ransack a house.

Ransack (v. t.) To plunder; to pillage completely.

Ransack (v. t.) To violate; to ravish; to defiour.

Ransack (v. i.) To make a thorough search.

Ransack (n.) The act of ransacking, or state of being ransacked; pillage.

Ranting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rant

Rantism (n.) Ranterism.

Rapping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rap

Rapping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rap

Rapaces (n. pl.) Same as Accipitres.

Raparee (n.) See Rapparee.

Rapeful (a.) Violent.

Rapeful (a.) Given to the commission of rape.

Raphany (n.) A convulsive disease, attended with ravenous hunger, not uncommon in Sweden and Germany. It was so called because supposed to be caused by eating corn with which seeds of jointed charlock (Raphanus raphanistrum) had been mixed, but the condition is now known to be a form of ergotism.

Rapidly (adv.) In a rapid manner.

Rapilli (n. pl.) Lapilli.

Rappage (n.) The enlargement of a mold caused by rapping the pattern.

Rapport (n.) Relation; proportion; conformity; correspondence; accord.

Rapture (n.) A seizing by violence; a hurrying along; rapidity with violence.

Rapture (n.) The state or condition of being rapt, or carried away from one's self by agreeable excitement; violence of a pleasing passion; extreme joy or pleasure; ecstasy.

Rapture (n.) A spasm; a fit; a syncope; delirium.

Rapture (v. t.) To transport with excitement; to enrapture.

Rarebit (n.) A dainty morsel; a Welsh rabbit. See Welsh rabbit, under Rabbit.

Rasante (a.) Sweeping; grazing; -- applied to a style of fortification in which the command of the works over each other, and over the country, is kept very low, in order that the shot may more effectually sweep or graze the ground before them.

Rashful (a.) Rash; hasty; precipitate.

Rasores (v. t.) An order of birds; the Gallinae.

Rasping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rasp

Ratting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rat

Ratable (a.) Capable of being rated, or set at a certain value.

Ratable (a.) Liable to, or subjected by law to, taxation; as, ratable estate.

Ratable (a.) Made at a proportionate rate; as, ratable payments.

Ratafia (n.) A spirituous liquor flavored with the kernels of cherries, apricots, peaches, or other fruit, spiced, and sweetened with sugar; -- a term applied to the liqueurs called noyau, cura/ao, etc.

Ratchel (n.) Gravelly stone.

Ratchet (n.) A pawl, click, or detent, for holding or propelling a ratchet wheel, or ratch, etc.

Ratchet (n.) A mechanism composed of a ratchet wheel, or ratch, and pawl. See Ratchet wheel, below, and 2d Ratch.

Ratfish (n.) Same as Rat-tail.

Ratitae (n. pl.) An order of birds in which the wings are small, rudimentary, or absent, and the breastbone is destitute of a keel. The ostrich, emu, moa, and apteryx are examples.

Ratlins (n. pl.) The small transverse ropes attached to the shrouds and forming the steps of a rope ladder.

Ratteen (n.) A thick woolen stuff quilled or twilled.

Ratting (n.) The conduct or practices of one who rats. See Rat, v. i., 1.

Ratting (v. i.) The low sport of setting a dog upon rats confined in a pit to see how many he will kill in a given time.

Rattled (imp. & p. p.) of Rattle

Rattler (n.) One who, or that which, rattles.

Rattoon (n.) One of the stems or shoots of sugar cane of the second year's growth from the root, or later. See Plant-cane.

Rattoon (v. i.) To sprout or spring up from the root, as sugar cane from the root of the previous year's planting.

Raucity (n.) Harshness of sound; rough utterance; hoarseness; as, the raucity of a trumpet, or of the human voice.

Raucous (a.) Hoarse; harsh; rough; as, a raucous, thick tone.

Ravaged (imp. & p. p.) of Ravage

Ravager (n.) One who, or that which, ravages or lays waste; spoiler.

Raveled (imp. & p. p.) of Ravel

Raveler (n.) One who ravels.

Ravelin (n.) A detached work with two embankments which make a salient angle. It is raised before the curtain on the counterscarp of the place. Formerly called demilune, and half-moon.

Ravened (imp. & p. p.) of Raven

Ravener (n.) One who, or that which, ravens or plunders.

Ravener (n.) A bird of prey, as the owl or vulture.

Rawbone (a.) Rawboned.

Rawhead (n.) A specter mentioned to frighten children; as, rawhead and bloodybones.

Rawhide (n.) A cowhide, or coarse riding whip, made of untanned (or raw) hide twisted.

Rawness (n.) The quality or state of being raw.

Rayless (a.) Destitute of rays; hence, dark; not illuminated; blind; as, a rayless sky; rayless eyes.

Sabaean (a. & n.) Same as Sabian.

Sabaism (n.) See Sabianism.

Sabaoth (n. pl.) Armies; hosts.

Sabaoth (n. pl.) Incorrectly, the Sabbath.

Sabbath (n.) A season or day of rest; one day in seven appointed for rest or worship, the observance of which was enjoined upon the Jews in the Decalogue, and has been continued by the Christian church with a transference of the day observed from the last to the first day of the week, which is called also Lord's Day.

Sabbath (n.) The seventh year, observed among the Israelites as one of rest and festival.

Sabbath (n.) Fig.: A time of rest or repose; intermission of pain, effort, sorrow, or the like.

Sabeism (n.) Same as Sabianism.

Sabella (n.) A genus of tubicolous annelids having a circle of plumose gills around the head.

Sabered (imp. & p. p.) of Sabre

Sabring () of Sabre

Sabling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sable

Saccade (n.) A sudden, violent check of a horse by drawing or twitching the reins on a sudden and with one pull.

Saccate (a.) Having the form of a sack or pouch; furnished with a sack or pouch, as a petal.

Saccate (a.) Of or pertaining to the Saccata, a suborder of ctenophores having two pouches into which the long tentacles can be retracted.

Saccule (n.) A little sac; specifically, the sacculus of the ear.

Sacculi (pl. ) of Sacculus

Sacella (pl. ) of Sacellum

Saciety (n.) Satiety.

Sacking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sack

Sackage (n.) The act of taking by storm and pillaging; sack.

Sackbut (n.) A brass wind instrument, like a bass trumpet, so contrived that it can be lengthened or shortened according to the tone required; -- said to be the same as the trombone.

Sackful (n.) As much as a sack will hold.

Sackful (a.) Bent on plunder.

Sacking (n.) Stout, coarse cloth of which sacks, bags, etc., are made.

Sacrate (v. t.) To consecrate.

Sacring () a. & n. from Sacre.

Sacrist (n.) A sacristan; also, a person retained in a cathedral to copy out music for the choir, and take care of the books.

Saddled (imp. & p. p.) of Saddle

Saddled (a.) Having a broad patch of color across the back, like a saddle; saddle-backed.

Saddler (n.) One who makes saddles.

Saddler (n.) A harp seal.

Sadiron (n.) An iron for smoothing clothes; a flatiron.

Sadness (n.) Heaviness; firmness.

Sadness (n.) Seriousness; gravity; discretion.

Sadness (n.) Quality of being sad, or unhappy; gloominess; sorrowfulness; dejection.

Safflow (n.) The safflower.

Saffron (n.) A bulbous iridaceous plant (Crocus sativus) having blue flowers with large yellow stigmas. See Crocus.

Saffron (n.) The aromatic, pungent, dried stigmas, usually with part of the stile, of the Crocus sativus. Saffron is used in cookery, and in coloring confectionery, liquors, varnishes, etc., and was formerly much used in medicine.

Saffron (n.) An orange or deep yellow color, like that of the stigmas of the Crocus sativus.

Saffron (a.) Having the color of the stigmas of saffron flowers; deep orange-yellow; as, a saffron face; a saffron streamer.

Saffron (v. t.) To give color and flavor to, as by means of saffron; to spice.

Sagging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sag

Sagapen (n.) Sagapenum.

Sagathy (n.) A mixed woven fabric of silk and cotton, or silk and wool; sayette; also, a light woolen fabric.

Sagging (n.) A bending or sinking between the ends of a thing, in consequence of its own, or an imposed, weight; an arching downward in the middle, as of a ship after straining. Cf. Hogging.

Sagitta (n.) A small constellation north of Aquila; the Arrow.

Sagitta (n.) The keystone of an arch.

Sagitta (n.) The distance from a point in a curve to the chord; also, the versed sine of an arc; -- so called from its resemblance to an arrow resting on the bow and string.

Sagitta (n.) The larger of the two otoliths, or ear bones, found in most fishes.

Sagitta (n.) A genus of transparent, free-swimming marine worms having lateral and caudal fins, and capable of swimming rapidly. It is the type of the class Chaetognatha.

Sahibah (n.) A lady; mistress.

Sahidic (a.) Same as Thebaic.

Sahlite (n.) See Salite.

Sailing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sail

Sailing (n.) The act of one who, or that which, sails; the motion of a vessel on water, impelled by wind or steam; the act of starting on a voyage.

Sailing (n.) The art of managing a vessel; seamanship; navigation; as, globular sailing; oblique sailing.

Sainted (imp. & p. p.) of Saint

Sainted (a.) Consecrated; sacred; holy; pious.

Sainted (a.) Entered into heaven; -- a euphemism for dead.

Saintly (superl.) Like a saint; becoming a holy person.

Saivism (n.) The worship of Siva.

Sakeret (n.) The male of the saker (a).

Salable (a.) Capable of being sold; fit to be sold; finding a ready market.

Saliant (a.) Same as Salient.

Salicin (n.) A glucoside found in the bark and leaves of several species of willow (Salix) and poplar, and extracted as a bitter white crystal

Salicyl (n.) The hypothetical radical of salicylic acid and of certain related compounds.

Salient (v. i.) Moving by leaps or springs; leaping; bounding; jumping.

Salient (v. i.) Shooting out or up; springing; projecting.

Salient (v. i.) Hence, figuratively, forcing itself on the attention; prominent; conspicuous; noticeable.

Salient (v. i.) Projecting outwardly; as, a salient angle; -- opposed to reentering. See Illust. of Bastion.

Salient (v. i.) Represented in a leaping position; as, a lion salient.

Salient (a.) A salient angle or part; a projection.

Saligot (n.) The water chestnut (Trapa natans).

Salique (a.) Salic.

Salival (a.) Salivary.

Salices (pl. ) of Salix

Sallied (imp. & p. p.) of Sally

Sallies (pl. ) of Sally

Salmiac (n.) Sal ammoniac. See under Sal.

Salmons (pl. ) of Salmon

Salogen (n.) A halogen.

Salpian (n.) Alt. of Salpid

Salpinx (n.) The Eustachian tube, or the Fallopian tube.

Salsafy (n.) See Salsify.

Salsify (n.) See Oyster plant (a), under Oyster.

Salsoda (n.) See Sal soda, under Sal.

Salsola (n.) A genus of plants including the glasswort. See Glasswort.

Salting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Salt

Saltant (v.) Leaping; jumping; dancing.

Saltant (v.) In a leaping position; springing forward; -- applied especially to the squirrel, weasel, and rat, also to the cat, greyhound, monkey, etc.

Saltate (v. i.) To leap or dance.

Saltcat (n.) A mixture of salt, coarse meal, lime, etc., attractive to pigeons.

Saltern (n.) A building or place where salt is made by boiling or by evaporation; salt works.

Saltier (n.) See Saltire.

Salting (n.) The act of sprinkling, impregnating, or furnishing, with salt.

Salting (n.) A salt marsh.

Saltire (v.) A St. Andrew's cross, or cross in the form of an X, -- one of the honorable ordinaries.

Saltish (a.) Somewhat salt.

Saluted (imp. & p. p.) of Salute

Saluter (n.) One who salutes.

Salvage (n.) The act of saving a vessel, goods, or life, from perils of the sea.

Salvage (n.) The compensation allowed to persons who voluntarily assist in saving a ship or her cargo from peril.

Salvage (n.) That part of the property that survives the peril and is saved.

Salvage (a. & n.) Savage.

Salving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Salve

Samarra (n.) See Simar.

Sambuke (n.) An ancient stringed instrument used by the Greeks, the particular construction of which is unknown.

Samette (n.) See Samite.

Sammier (n.) A machine for pressing the water from skins in tanning.

Samovar (n.) A metal urn used in Russia for making tea. It is filled with water, which is heated by charcoal placed in a pipe, with chimney attached, which passes through the urn.

Sampler (n.) One who makes up samples for inspection; one who examines samples, or by samples; as, a wool sampler.

Sampler (n.) A pattern; a specimen; especially, a collection of needlework patterns, as letters, borders, etc., to be used as samples, or to display the skill of the worker.

Samshoo (n.) Alt. of Samshu

Sanable (a.) Capable of being healed or cured; susceptible of remedy.

Sanctum (n.) A sacred place; hence, a place of retreat; a room reserved for personal use; as, an editor's sanctum.

Sanctus (n.) A part of the Mass, or, in Protestant churches, a part of the communion service, of which the first words in Latin are Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus [Holy, holy, holy]; -- called also Tersanctus.

Sanctus (n.) An anthem composed for these words.

Sanding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sand

Sanders (n.) An old name of sandalwood, now applied only to the red sandalwood. See under Sandalwood.

Sandish (a.) Approaching the nature of sand; loose; not compact.

Sandman (n.) A mythical person who makes children sleepy, so that they rub their eyes as if there were sand in them.

Sandpit (n.) A pit or excavation from which sand is or has been taken.

Sangiac (n.) See Sanjak.

Sanhita (n.) A collection of vedic hymns, songs, or verses, forming the first part of each Veda.

Sanicle (n.) Any plant of the umbelliferous genus Sanicula, reputed to have healing powers.

Sanious (a.) Pertaining to sanies, or partaking of its nature and appearance; thin and serous, with a slight bloody tinge; as, the sanious matter of an ulcer.

Sanious (a.) Discharging sanies; as, a sanious ulcer.

Sankhya (n.) A Hindoo system of philosophy which refers all things to soul and a rootless germ called prakriti, consisting of three elements, goodness, passion, and darkness.

Santees (n. pl.) One of the seven confederated tribes of Indians belonging to the Sioux, or Dakotas.

Sapping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sap

Sapajou (n.) Any one of several species of South American monkeys of the genus Cebus, having long and prehensile tails. Some of the species are called also capuchins. The bonnet sapajou (C. subcristatus), the golden-handed sapajou (C. chrysopus), and the white-throated sapajou (C. hypoleucus) are well known species. See Capuchin.

Saphead (n.) A weak-minded, stupid fellow; a milksop.

Sapient (a.) Wise; sage; discerning; -- often in irony or contempt.

Sapless (a.) Destitute of sap; not juicy.

Sapless (a.) Fig.: Dry; old; husky; withered; spiritless.

sapling (n.) A young tree.

Saponin (n.) A poisonous glucoside found in many plants, as in the root of soapwort (Saponaria), in the bark of soap bark (Quillaia), etc. It is extracted as a white amorphous powder, which occasions a soapy lather in solution, and produces a local anaesthesia. Formerly called also struthiin, quillaiin, senegin, polygalic acid, etc. By extension, any one of a group of related bodies of which saponin proper is the type.

Saponul (n.) A soapy mixture obtained by treating an essential oil with an alkali; hence, any similar compound of an essential oil.

Sappare (n.) Kyanite.

Sapphic (a.) Of or pertaining to Sappho, the Grecian poetess; as, Sapphic odes; Sapphic verse.

Sapphic (a.) Belonging to, or in the manner of, Sappho; -- said of a certain kind of verse reputed to have been invented by Sappho, consisting of five feet, of which the first, fourth, and fifth are trochees, the second is a spondee, and the third a dactyl.

Sapphic (n.) A Sapphic verse.

Sapsago (n.) A kind of Swiss cheese, of a greenish color, flavored with melilot.

Sapwood (n.) The alburnum, or part of the wood of any exogenous tree next to the bark, being that portion of the tree through which the sap flows most freely; -- distinguished from heartwood.

Saracen (n.) Anciently, an Arab; later, a Mussulman; in the Middle Ages, the common term among Christians in Europe for a Mohammedan hostile to the crusaders.

Sarasin (n.) See Sarrasin.

Sarcasm (n.) A keen, reproachful expression; a satirical remark uttered with some degree of scorn or contempt; a taunt; a gibe; a cutting jest.

Sarcina (n.) A genus of bacteria found in various organic fluids, especially in those those of the stomach, associated with certain diseases. The individual organisms undergo division along two perpendicular partitions, so that multiplication takes place in two directions, giving groups of four cubical cells. Also used adjectively; as, a sarcina micrococcus; a sarcina group.

Sarcode (n.) A name applied by Dujardin in 1835 to the gelatinous material forming the bodies of the lowest animals; protoplasm.

Sarcoid (a.) Resembling flesh, or muscle; composed of sarcode.

Sarcoma (n.) A tumor of fleshy consistence; -- formerly applied to many varieties of tumor, now restricted to a variety of malignant growth made up of cells resembling those of fetal development without any proper intercellular substance.

Sarcous (a.) Fleshy; -- applied to the minute structural elements, called sarcous elements, or sarcous disks, of which striated muscular fiber is composed.

Sardine (n.) Any one of several small species of herring which are commonly preserved in olive oil for food, especially the pilchard, or European sardine (Clupea pilchardus). The California sardine (Clupea sagax) is similar. The American sardines of the Atlantic coast are mostly the young of the common herring and of the menhaden.

Sardine (n.) See Sardius.

Sardius (n.) A precious stone, probably a carnelian, one of which was set in Aaron's breastplate.

Sardoin (n.) Sard; carnelian.

Sarigue (n.) A small South American opossum (Didelphys opossum), having four white spots on the face.

Sarking (n.) Thin boards for sheathing, as above the rafters, and under the shingles or slates, and for similar purposes.

Sarment (n.) A prostrate filiform stem or runner, as of the strawberry. See Runner.

Sarplar (n.) A large bale or package of wool, containing eighty tods, or 2,240 pounds, in weight.

Sashing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sash

Sashery (n.) A collection of sashes; ornamentation by means of sashes.

Sashoon (n.) A kind of pad worn on the leg under the boot.

Sassaby (n.) Alt. of Sassabye

Satanic (a.) Alt. of Satanical

Satchel (n.) A little sack or bag for carrying papers, books, or small articles of wearing apparel; a hand bag.

Satiate (a.) Filled to satiety; glutted; sated; -- followed by with or of.

Satiate (v. t.) To satisfy the appetite or desire of; to feed to the full; to furnish enjoyment to, to the extent of desire; to sate; as, to satiate appetite or sense.

Satiate (v. t.) To full beyond natural desire; to gratify to repletion or loathing; to surfeit; to glut.

Satiate (v. t.) To saturate.

Satiety (n.) The state of being satiated or glutted; fullness of gratification, either of the appetite or of any sensual desire; fullness beyond desire; an excess of gratification which excites wearisomeness or loathing; repletion; satiation.

Satinet (n.) A thin kind of satin.

Satinet (n.) A kind of cloth made of cotton warp and woolen filling, used chiefly for trousers.

Satiric (a.) Alt. of Satirical

Satisfy (a.) In general, to fill up the measure of a want of (a person or a thing); hence, to grafity fully the desire of; to make content; to supply to the full, or so far as to give contentment with what is wished for.

Satisfy (a.) To pay to the extent of claims or deserts; to give what is due to; as, to satisfy a creditor.

Satisfy (a.) To answer or discharge, as a claim, debt, legal demand, or the like; to give compensation for; to pay off; to requite; as, to satisfy a claim or an execution.

Satisfy (a.) To free from doubt, suspense, or uncertainty; to give assurance to; to set at rest the mind of; to convince; as, to satisfy one's self by inquiry.

Satisfy (v. i.) To give satisfaction; to afford gratification; to leave nothing to be desired.

Satisfy (v. i.) To make payment or atonement; to atone.

Satrapy (n.) The government or jurisdiction of a satrap; a principality.

Satyric (a.) Alt. of Satyrical

Saucing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sauce

Saucily (adv.) In a saucy manner; impudently; with impertinent boldness.

Saunter (n. & v.) To wander or walk about idly and in a leisurely or lazy manner; to lounge; to stroll; to loiter.

Saunter (n.) A sauntering, or a sauntering place.

Saurian (a.) Of or pertaining to, or of the nature of, the Sauria.

Saurian (n.) One of the Sauria.

Sauroid (a.) Like or pertaining to the saurians.

Sauroid (a.) Resembling a saurian superficially; as, a sauroid fish.

Sauries (pl. ) of Saury

Sausage (n.) An article of food consisting of meat (esp. pork) minced and highly seasoned, and inclosed in a cylindrical case or skin usually made of the prepared intestine of some animal.

Sausage (n.) A saucisson. See Saucisson.

Sautrie (n.) Psaltery.

Savable (a.) Capable of, or admitting of, being saved.

Savanna (n.) A tract of level land covered with the vegetable growth usually found in a damp soil and warm climate, -- as grass or reeds, -- but destitute of trees.

Savants (pl. ) of Savant

Saveloy (n.) A kind of dried sausage.

Savored (imp. & p. p.) of Savor

Savorly (a.) Savory.

Savorly (adv.) In a savory manner.

Sawbill (n.) The merganser.

Sawbuck (n.) A sawhorse.

Sawdust (n.) Dust or small fragments of wood (or of stone, etc.) made by the cutting of a saw.

Sawfish (n.) Any one of several species of elasmobranch fishes of the genus Pristis. They have a sharklike form, but are more nearly allied to the rays. The flattened and much elongated snout has a row of stout toothlike structures inserted along each edge, forming a sawlike organ with which it mutilates or kills its prey.

Sawmill (n.) A mill for sawing, especially one for sawing timber or lumber.

Saw-set (n.) An instrument used to set or turn the teeth of a saw a little sidewise, that they may make a kerf somewhat wider than the thickness of the blade, to prevent friction; -- called also saw-wrest.

Saxhorn (n.) A name given to a numerous family of brass wind instruments with valves, invented by Antoine Joseph Adolphe Sax (known as Adolphe Sax), of Belgium and Paris, and much used in military bands and in orchestras.

Saxonic (a.) Relating to the Saxons or Anglo- Saxons.

Sayette (n.) A mixed stuff, called also sagathy. See Sagathy.

Tabacco (n.) Tobacco.

Tabanus (n.) A genus of blood sucking flies, including the horseflies.

Tabaret (n.) A stout silk having satin stripes, -- used for furniture.

Tabbies (pl. ) of Tabby

Tabbied (imp. & p. p.) of Tabby

Tabetic (a.) Of or pertaining to tabes; of the nature of tabes; affected with tabes; tabid.

Tabetic (n.) One affected with tabes.

Tabific (a.) Alt. of Tabifical

Tabinet (n.) See Tabbinet.

Tableed (imp. & p. p.) of Table

Tableau (n.) A striking and vivid representation; a picture.

Tableau (n.) A representation of some scene by means of persons grouped in the proper manner, placed in appropriate postures, and remaining silent and motionless.

Tabling (n.) A forming into tables; a setting down in order.

Tabling (n.) The letting of one timber into another by alternate scores or projections, as in shipbuilding.

Tabling (n.) A broad hem on the edge of a sail.

Tabling (n.) Board; support.

Tabling (n.) Act of playing at tables. See Table, n., 10.

Tabooed (imp. & p. p.) of Taboo

Tabored (imp. & p. p.) of Tabor

Taborer (n.) One who plays on the tabor.

Taboret (n.) A small tabor.

Tabrere (n.) A taborer.

Tabulae (pl. ) of Tabula

Tabular (a.) Having the form of, or pertaining to, a table (in any of the uses of the word).

Tabular (a.) Having a flat surface; as, a tabular rock.

Tabular (a.) Formed into a succession of flakes; laminated.

Tabular (a.) Set in squares.

Tabular (a.) Arranged in a schedule; as, tabular statistics.

Tabular (a.) Derived from, or computed by, the use of tables; as, tabular right ascension.

Tachina (n.) Any one of numerous species of Diptera belonging to Tachina and allied genera. Their larvae are external parasites of other insects.

Tacking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tack

Tacking (n.) A union of securities given at different times, all of which must be redeemed before an intermediate purchaser can interpose his claim.

Tackled (imp. & p. p.) of Tackle

Tackled (a.) Made of ropes tacked together.

Taconic (a.) Designating, or pertaining to, the series of rocks forming the Taconic mountains in Western New England. They were once supposed to be older than the Cambrian, but later proved to belong to the Lower Silurian and Cambrian.

Tactics (n.) The science and art of disposing military and naval forces in order for battle, and performing military and naval evolutions. It is divided into grand tactics, or the tactics of battles, and elementary tactics, or the tactics of instruction.

Tactics (n.) Hence, any system or method of procedure.

Tactile (a.) Of or pertaining to the organs, or the sense, of touch; perceiving, or perceptible, by the touch; capable of being touched; as, tactile corpuscles; tactile sensations.

Taction (n.) The act of touching; touch; contact; tangency.

Tactual (a.) Of or pertaining to the sense, or the organs, of touch; derived from touch.

Tadpole (n.) The young aquatic larva of any amphibian. In this stage it breathes by means of external or internal gills, is at first destitute of legs, and has a finlike tail. Called also polliwig, polliwog, porwiggle, or purwiggy.

Tadpole (n.) The hooded merganser.

Taedium (n.) See Tedium.

Taeniae (pl. ) of Taenia

Taffeta (n.) Alt. of Taffety

Taffety (n.) A fine, smooth stuff of silk, having usually the wavy luster called watering. The term has also been applied to different kinds of silk goods, from the 16th century to modern times.

Tagging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tag

Tagbelt (n.) Same as Tagsore.

Taglock (n.) An entangled lock, as of hair or wool.

Tag-rag (n. & a.) The lowest class of people; the rabble. Cf. Rag, tag, and bobtail, under Bobtail.

Tagsore (n.) Adhesion of the tail of a sheep to the wool from excoriation produced by contact with the feces; -- called also tagbelt.

Tagtail (n.) A worm which has its tail conspicuously colored.

Tagtail (n.) A person who attaches himself to another against the will of the latter; a hanger-on.

Tahaleb (n.) A fox (Vulpes Niloticus) of Northern Africa.

Tailage (n.) See Tallage.

Tailing (n.) The part of a projecting stone or brick inserted in a wall.

Tailing (n.) Same as Tail, n., 8 (a).

Tailing (n.) Sexual intercourse.

Tailing (n.) The lighter parts of grain separated from the seed threshing and winnowing; chaff.

Tailing (n.) The refuse part of stamped ore, thrown behind the tail of the buddle or washing apparatus. It is dressed over again to secure whatever metal may exist in it. Called also tails.

Taillie (n.) Same as Tailzie.

Tailpin (n.) The center in the spindle of a turning lathe.

Tailzie (n.) An entailment or deed whereby the legal course of succession is cut off, and an arbitrary one substituted.

Tainted (imp. & p. p.) of Taint

Tajassu (n.) The common, or collared, peccary.

Take-in (n.) Imposition; fraud.

Take-up (n.) That which takes up or tightens; specifically, a device in a sewing machine for drawing up the slack thread as the needle rises, in completing a stitch.

Talaria (n. pl.) Small wings or winged shoes represented as fastened to the ankles, -- chiefly used as an attribute of Mercury.

Talcose (a.) Alt. of Talcous

Talcous (a.) Of or pertaining to talc; composed of, or resembling, talc.

Taleful (a.) Full of stories.

Talipes (n.) The deformity called clubfoot. See Clubfoot.

Talipot (n.) A beautiful tropical palm tree (Corypha umbraculifera), a native of Ceylon and the Malabar coast. It has a trunk sixty or seventy feet high, bearing a crown of gigantic fan-shaped leaves which are used as umbrellas and as fans in ceremonial processions, and, when cut into strips, as a substitute for writing paper.

Talking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Talk

Talking (a.) That talks; able to utter words; as, a talking parrot.

Talking (a.) Given to talk; loquacious.

Tallage (n.) Alt. of Talliage

Tallage (v. t.) To lay an impost upon; to cause to pay tallage.

Tallier (n.) One who keeps tally.

Tallowy (a.) Of the nature of tallow; resembling tallow; greasy.

Tallies (pl. ) of Tally

Tallied (imp. & p. p.) of Tally

Tallyho (interj. & n.) The huntsman's cry to incite or urge on his hounds.

Tallyho (interj. & n.) A tallyho coach.

Tamable (a.) Capable of being tamed, subdued, or reclaimed from wildness or savage ferociousness.

Tamandu (n.) A small ant-eater (Tamandua tetradactyla) native of the tropical parts of South America.

Tamaric (n.) A shrub or tree supposed to be the tamarisk, or perhaps some kind of heath.

Tamarin (n.) Any one of several species of small squirrel-like South American monkeys of the genus Midas, especially M. ursulus.

Tambour (n.) A kind of small flat drum; a tambourine.

Tambour (n.) A small frame, commonly circular, and somewhat resembling a tambourine, used for stretching, and firmly holding, a portion of cloth that is to be embroidered; also, the embroidery done upon such a frame; -- called also, in the latter sense, tambour work.

Tambour (n.) Same as Drum, n., 2(d).

Tambour (n.) A work usually in the form of a redan, to inclose a space before a door or staircase, or at the gorge of a larger work. It is arranged like a stockade.

Tambour (n.) A shallow metallic cup or drum, with a thin elastic membrane supporting a writing lever. Two or more of these are connected by an India rubber tube, and used to transmit and register the movements of the pulse or of any pulsating artery.

Tambour (v. t.) To embroider on a tambour.

Tammies (pl. ) of Tammy

Tamping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tamp

Tampeon (n.) See Tampion.

Tamping (n.) The act of one who tamps; specifically, the act of filling up a hole in a rock, or the branch of a mine, for the purpose of blasting the rock or exploding the mine.

Tamping (n.) The material used in tamping. See Tamp, v. t., 1.

Tampion (n.) A wooden stopper, or plug, as for a cannon or other piece of ordnance, when not in use.

Tampion (n.) A plug for upper end of an organ pipe.

Tampoon (n.) The stopper of a barrel; a bung.

Tam-tam (n.) A kind of drum used in the East Indies and other Oriental countries; -- called also tom-tom.

Tam-tam (n.) A gong. See Gong, n., 1.

Tanning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tan

Tanager (n.) Any one of numerous species of bright-colored singing birds belonging to Tanagra, Piranga, and allied genera. The scarlet tanager (Piranga erythromelas) and the summer redbird (Piranga rubra) are common species of the United States.

Tanging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tang

Tangent (v. t.) A tangent

Tangent (a.) Touching; touching at a single point

Tangent (a.) meeting a curve or surface at a point and having at that point the same direction as the curve or surface; -- said of a straight

Tangled (imp. & p. p.) of Tangle

Tangram (n.) A Chinese toy made by cutting a square of thin wood, or other suitable material, into seven pieces, as shown in the cut, these pieces being capable of combination in various ways, so as to form a great number of different figures. It is now often used in primary schools as a means of instruction.

Tankard (n.) A large drinking vessel, especially one with a cover.

Tanling (n.) One tanned by the sun.

Tannage (n.) A tanning; the act, operation, or result of tanning.

Tannate (n.) A salt of tannic acid.

Tannery (n.) A place where the work of tanning is carried on.

Tannery (n.) The art or process of tanning.

Tannier (n.) See Tanier.

Tanning (n.) The art or process of converting skins into leather. See Tan, v. t., 1.

Tantivy (adv.) Swiftly; speedily; rapidly; -- a fox-hunting term; as, to ride tantivy.

Tantivy (n.) A rapid, violent gallop; an impetuous rush.

Tantivy (v. i.) To go away in haste.

Tantrum (n.) A whim, or burst of ill-humor; an affected air.

Tanyard (n.) An inclosure where the tanning of leather is carried on; a tannery.

Tapping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tap

Tapered (imp. & p. p.) of Taper

Tapered (a.) Lighted with a taper or tapers; as, a tapered choir.

Tapetis (pl. ) of Tapeti

Tapetum (n.) An area in the pigmented layer of the choroid coat of the eye in many animals, which has an iridescent or metallic luster and helps to make the eye visible in the dark. Sometimes applied to the whole layer of pigmented epithelium of the choroid.

Tapioca (n.) A coarsely granular substance obtained by heating, and thus partly changing, the moistened starch obtained from the roots of the cassava. It is much used in puddings and as a thickening for soups. See Cassava.

Tapiser (n.) A maker of tapestry; an upholsterer.

Taplash (n.) Bad small beer; also, the refuse or dregs of liquor.

Tappice (v. i.) Alt. of Tappis

Taproom (n.) A room where liquors are kept on tap; a barroom.

Taproot (n.) The root of a plant which penetrates the earth directly downward to a considerable depth without dividing.

Tapster (n.) One whose business is to tap or draw ale or other liquor.

Tarring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tar

Taranis (n.) A Celtic divinity, regarded as the evil principle, but confounded by the Romans with Jupiter.

Tardily (adv.) In a tardy manner; slowly.

Tardity (n.) Slowness; tardiness.

Tarente (n.) A harmless lizard of the Gecko family (Platydactylus Mauritianicus) found in Southern Europe and adjacent countries, especially among old walls and ruins.

Targums (pl. ) of Targum

Tarnish (a.) To soil, or change the appearance of, especially by an alternation induced by the air, or by dust, or the like; to diminish, dull, or destroy the luster of; to sully; as, to tarnish a metal; to tarnish gilding; to tarnish the purity of color.

Tarnish (v. i.) To lose luster; to become dull; as, gilding will tarnish in a foul air.

Tarnish (n.) The quality or state of being tarnished; stain; soil; blemish.

Tarnish (n.) A thin film on the surface of a metal, usually due to a slight alteration of the original color; as, the steel tarnish in columbite.

Tarrace (n.) See Trass.

Tarrier (n.) One who, or that which, tarries.

Tarrier (n.) A kind of dig; a terrier.

Tarrock (n.) The young of the kittiwake gull before the first molt.

Tarrock (n.) The common guillemot.

Tarrock (n.) The common tern.

Tarried (imp. & p. p.) of Tarry

Tarsale (n.) One of the bones or cartilages of the tarsus; esp., one of the series articulating with the metatarsals.

Tarsier (n.) See Tarsius.

Tarsius (n.) A genus of nocturnal lemurine mammals having very large eyes and ears, a long tail, and very long proximal tarsal bones; -- called also malmag, spectral lemur, podji, and tarsier.

Tartary (n.) Tartarus.

Tartish (a.) Somewhat tart.

Tartlet (n.) A small tart.

Tartufe (n.) A hypocritical devotee. See the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.

Tarweed (n.) A name given to several resinous-glandular composite plants of California, esp. to the species of Grindelia, Hemizonia, and Madia.

Tasimer (n.) An instrument for detecting or measuring minute extension or movements of solid bodies. It consists essentially of a small rod, disk, or button of carbon, forming part of an electrical circuit, the resistance of which, being varied by the changes of pressure produced by the movements of the object to be measured, causes variations in the strength of the current, which variations are indicated by a sensitive galvanometer. It is also used for measuring minute changes of temperature.

Tasking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Task

Tasting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Taste

Tastily (adv.) In a tasty manner.

Tasting (n.) The act of perceiving or tasting by the organs of taste; the faculty or sense by which we perceive or distinguish savors.

Tataupa (n.) A South American tinamou (Crypturus tataupa).

Tatouay (n.) An armadillo (Xenurus unicinctus), native of the tropical parts of South America. It has about thirteen movable bands composed of small, nearly square, scales. The head is long; the tail is round and tapered, and nearly destitute of scales; the claws of the fore feet are very large. Called also tatouary, and broad-banded armadillo.

Tatting (n.) A kind of lace made from common sewing thread, with a peculiar stitch.

Tattled (imp. & p. p.) of Tattle

Tattler (n.) One who tattles; an idle talker; one who tells tales.

Tattler (n.) Any one of several species of large, long-legged sandpipers belonging to the genus Totanus.

Tattoos (pl. ) of Tattoo

Taunted (imp. & p. p.) of Taunt

Taunter (n.) One who taunts.

Taurine (a.) Of or pertaining to the genus Taurus, or cattle.

Taurine (n.) A body occurring in small quantity in the juices of muscle, in the lungs, and elsewhere, but especially in the bile, where it is found as a component part of taurocholic acid, from which it can be prepared by decomposition of the acid. It crystallizes in colorless, regular six-sided prisms, and is especially characterized by containing both nitrogen and sulphur, being chemically amido-isethionic acid, C2H7NSO3.

Taxable (a.) Capable of being taxed; liable by law to the assessment of taxes; as, taxable estate; taxable commodities.

Taxable (a.) That may be legally charged by a court against the plaintiff of defendant in a suit; as, taxable costs.

Taxless (a.) Free from taxation.

Vaagmer (n.) The dealfish.

Vacancy (n.) The quality or state of being vacant; emptiness; hence, freedom from employment; intermission; leisure; idleness; listlessness.

Vacancy (n.) That which is vacant.

Vacancy (n.) Empty space; vacuity; vacuum.

Vacancy (n.) An open or unoccupied space between bodies or things; an interruption of continuity; chasm; gap; as, a vacancy between buildings; a vacancy between sentences or thoughts.

Vacancy (n.) Unemployed time; interval of leisure; time of intermission; vacation.

Vacancy (n.) A place or post unfilled; an unoccupied office; as, a vacancy in the senate, in a school, etc.

Vacated (imp. & p. p.) of Vacate

Vaccary (n.) A cow house, dairy house, or cow pasture.

Vaccina (n.) Vaccinia.

Vaccine (a.) Of or pertaining to cows; pertaining to, derived from, or caused by, vaccinia; as, vaccine virus; the vaccine disease.

Vaccine (n.) The virus of vaccinia used in vaccination.

Vaccine (n.) any preparation used to render an organism immune to some disease, by inducing or increasing the natural immunity mechanisms. Prior to 1995, such preparations usually contained killed organisms of the type for which immunity was desired, and sometimes used live organisms having attenuated virulence. since that date, preparations containing only specific antigenic portions of the pathogenic organism are also used, some of which are prepared by genetic engineering techniques.

Vachery (n.) An inclosure for cows.

Vachery (n.) A dairy.

Vacuate (v. t.) To make void, or empty.

Vacuist (n.) One who holds the doctrine that the space between the bodies of the universe, or the molecules and atoms of matter., is a vacuum; -- opposed to plenist.

Vacuity (n.) The quality or state of being vacuous, or not filled; emptiness; vacancy; as, vacuity of mind; vacuity of countenance.

Vacuity (n.) Space unfilled or unoccupied, or occupied with an invisible fluid only; emptiness; void; vacuum.

Vacuity (n.) Want of reality; inanity; nihility.

Vacuole (n.) A small air cell, or globular space, in the interior of organic cells, either containing air, or a pellucid watery liquid, or some special chemical secretions of the cell protoplasm.

Vacuous (a.) Empty; unfilled; void; vacant.

Vacuums (pl. ) of Vacuum

Vafrous (a.) Crafty; cunning; sly; as, vafrous tricks.

Vagancy (n.) A wandering; vagrancy.

Vagient (a.) Crying like a child.

Vaginae (pl. ) of Vagina

Vaginal (a.) Of or pertaining to a vagina; resembling a vagina, or sheath; thecal; as, a vaginal synovial membrane; the vaginal process of the temporal bone.

Vaginal (a.) Of or pertaining to the vagina of the genital canal; as, the vaginal artery.

Vagrant (a.) Moving without certain direction; wandering; erratic; unsettled.

Vagrant (a.) Wandering from place to place without any settled habitation; as, a vagrant beggar.

Vagrant (n.) One who strolls from place to place; one who has no settled habitation; an idle wanderer; a sturdy beggar; an incorrigible rogue; a vagabond.

Vaguely (adv.) In a vague manner.

Vaimure (n.) An outer, or exterior. wall. See Vauntmure.

Vaivode (n.) See Waywode.

Valance (n.) Hanging drapery for a bed, couch, window, or the like, especially that which hangs around a bedstead, from the bed to the floor.

Valance (n.) The drooping edging of the lid of a trunk. which covers the joint when the lid is closed.

Valance (v. t.) To furnish with a valance; to decorate with hangings or drapery.

Valence (n.) The degree of combining power of an atom (or radical) as shown by the number of atoms of hydrogen (or of other monads, as chlorine, sodium, etc.) with which it will combine, or for which it can be substituted, or with which it can be compared; thus, an atom of hydrogen is a monad, and has a valence of one; the atoms of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon are respectively dyads, triads, and tetrads, and have a valence respectively of two, three, and four.

Valency (n.) See Valence.

Valency (n.) A unit of combining power; a so-called bond of affinity.

Valeric (a.) Valerianic; specifically, designating any one of three metameric acids, of which the typical one (called also inactive valeric acid), C4H9CO2H, is obtained from valerian root and other sources, as a corrosive, mobile, oily liquid, having a strong acid taste, and an odor of old cheese.

Valerin (n.) A salt of valeric acid with glycerin, occurring in butter, dolphin oil., and forming an forming an oily liquid with a slightly unpleasant odor.

Valeryl (n.) The hypothetical radical C5H9O, regarded as the essential nucleus of certain valeric acid derivatives.

Valiant (a.) Vigorous in body; strong; powerful; as, a valiant fencer.

Valiant (a.) Intrepid in danger; courageous; brave.

Valiant (a.) Performed with valor or bravery; heroic.

Validly (adv.) In a valid manner; so as to be valid.

Valinch (n.) A tube for drawing liquors from a cask by the bunghole.

Vallary (a.) Same as Vallar.

Valleys (pl. ) of Valley

Vallums (pl. ) of Vallum

Valonia (n.) The acorn cup of two kinds of oak (Quercus macrolepis, and Q. vallonea) found in Eastern Europe. It contains abundance of tannin, and is much used by tanners and dyers.

Valonia (n.) A genus of marine green algae, in which the whole frond consists of a single oval or cylindrical cell, often an inch in length.

Valuing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Value

Valvata (n.) A genus of small spiral fresh-water gastropods having an operculum.

Valvate (a.) Resembling, or serving as, a valve; consisting of, or opening by, a valve or valves; valvular.

Valvate (a.) Meeting at the edges without overlapping; -- said of the sepals or the petals of flowers in aestivation, and of leaves in vernation.

Valvate (a.) Opening as if by doors or valves, as most kinds of capsules and some anthers.

Valvula (n.) A little valve or fold; a valvelet; a valvule.

Valvule (n.) A little valve; a valvelet.

Valvule (n.) A small valvelike process.

Vamping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vamp

Vampire (n.) A blood-sucking ghost; a soul of a dead person superstitiously believed to come from the grave and wander about by night sucking the blood of persons asleep, thus causing their death. This superstition is now prevalent in parts of Eastern Europe, and was especially current in Hungary about the year 1730.

Vampire (n.) Fig.: One who lives by preying on others; an extortioner; a bloodsucker.

Vampire (n.) Either one of two or more species of South American blood-sucking bats belonging to the genera Desmodus and Diphylla. These bats are destitute of molar teeth, but have strong, sharp cutting incisors with which they make punctured wounds from which they suck the blood of horses, cattle, and other animals, as well as man, chiefly during sleep. They have a caecal appendage to the stomach, in which the blood with which they gorge themselves is stored.

Vampire (n.) Any one of several species of harmless tropical American bats of the genus Vampyrus, especially V. spectrum. These bats feed upon insects and fruit, but were formerly erroneously supposed to suck the blood of man and animals. Called also false vampire.

Vanadic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, vanadium; containing vanadium; specifically distinguished those compounds in which vanadium has a relatively higher valence as contrasted with the vanadious compounds; as, vanadic oxide.

Vanadyl (n.) The hypothetical radical VO, regarded as a characterized residue of certain vanadium compounds.

Vandyke (a.) Of or pertaining to the style of Vandyke the painter; used or represented by Vandyke.

Vandyke (n.) A picture by Vandyke. Also, a Vandyke collar, or a Vandyke edge.

Vandyke (v. t.) fit or furnish with a Vandyke; to form with points or scallops like a Vandyke.

Vanessa (n.) Any one of numerous species of handsomely colored butterflies belonging to Vanessa and allied genera. Many of these species have the edges of the wings irregularly scalloped.

Vanfess (n.) A ditch on the outside of the counterscarp, usually full of water.

Vanilla (n.) A genus of climbing orchidaceous plants, natives of tropical America.

Vanilla (n.) The long podlike capsules of Vanilla planifolia, and V. claviculata, remarkable for their delicate and agreeable odor, for the volatile, odoriferous oil extracted from them; also, the flavoring extract made from the capsules, extensively used in confectionery, perfumery, etc.

Vanning (n.) A process by which ores are washed on a shovel, or in a vanner.

Vansire (n.) An ichneumon (Herpestes galera) native of Southern Africa and Madagascar. It is reddish brown or dark brown, grizzled with white. Called also vondsira, and marsh ichneumon.

Vantage (n.) superior or more favorable situation or opportunity; gain; profit; advantage.

Vantage (n.) The first point after deuce.

Vantage (v. t.) To profit; to aid.

Vanward (a.) Being on, or towards, the van, or front.

Vapored (imp. & p. p.) of Vapor

Vapored (a.) Wet with vapors; moist.

Vapored (a.) Affected with the vapors. See Vapor, n., 5.

Vaporer (n.) One who vapors; a braggart.

Vaquero (n.) One who has charge of cattle, horses, etc.; a herdsman.

Varanus (n.) A genus of very large lizards native of Asia and Africa. It includes the monitors. See Monitor, 3.

Variant (a.) Varying in from, character, or the like; variable; different; diverse.

Variant (a.) Changeable; changing; fickle.

Variant (n.) Something which differs in form from another thing, though really the same; as, a variant from a type in natural history; a variant of a story or a word.

Variate (v. t. & i.) To alter; to make different; to vary.

Varices (n. pl.) See Varix.

Variety (n.) The quality or state of being various; intermixture or succession of different things; diversity; multifariousness.

Variety (n.) That which is various.

Variety (n.) A number or collection of different things; a varied assortment; as, a variety of cottons and silks.

Variety (n.) Something varying or differing from others of the same general kind; one of a number of things that are akin; a sort; as, varieties of wood, land, rocks, etc.

Variety (n.) An individual, or group of individuals, of a species differing from the rest in some one or more of the characteristics typical of the species, and capable either of perpetuating itself for a period, or of being perpetuated by artificial means; hence, a subdivision, or peculiar form, of a species.

Variety (n.) In inorganic nature, one of those forms in which a species may occur, which differ in minor characteristics of structure, color, purity of composition, etc.

Variola (n.) The smallpox.

Various (a.) Different; diverse; several; manifold; as, men of various names; various occupations; various colors.

Various (a.) Changeable; uncertain; inconstant; variable.

Various (a.) Variegated; diversified; not monotonous.

Varisse (n.) An imperfection on the inside of the hind leg in horses, different from a curb, but at the same height, and frequently injuring the sale of the animal by growing to an unsightly size.

Varices (pl. ) of Varix

Varnish (n.) A viscid liquid, consisting of a solution of resinous matter in an oil or a volatile liquid, laid on work with a brush, or otherwise. When applied the varnish soon dries, either by evaporation or chemical action, and the resinous part forms thus a smooth, hard surface, with a beautiful gloss, capable of resisting, to a greater or less degree, the influences of air and moisture.

Varnish (n.) That which resembles varnish, either naturally or artificially; a glossy appearance.

Varnish (n.) An artificial covering to give a fair appearance to any act or conduct; outside show; gloss.

Varnish (n.) To lay varnish on; to cover with a liquid which produces, when dry, a hard, glossy surface; as, to varnish a table; to varnish a painting.

Varnish (n.) To cover or conceal with something that gives a fair appearance; to give a fair coloring to by words; to gloss over; to palliate; as, to varnish guilt.

Varying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vary

Varying () a. & n. from Vary.

Vascula (pl. ) of Vasculum

Vastity (n.) Vastness.

Vatting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vat

Vatfuls (pl. ) of Vatful

Vatical (a.) Of or pertaining to a prophet; prophetical.

Vatican (n.) A magnificent assemblage of buildings at Rome, near the church of St. Peter, including the pope's palace, a museum, a library, a famous chapel, etc.

Vaudois (n. sing. & pl.) An inhabitant, or the inhabitants, of the Swiss canton of Vaud.

Vaudois (n. sing. & pl.) A modern name of the Waldenses.

Vaudoux (n. & a.) See Voodoo.

Vaulted (imp. & p. p.) of Vault

Vaulted (a.) Arched; concave; as, a vaulted roof.

Vaulted (a.) Covered with an arch, or vault.

Vaulted (a.) Arched like the roof of the mouth, as the upper lip of many ringent flowers.

Vaulter (n.) One who vaults; a leaper; a tumbler.

Vaunted (imp. & p. p.) of Vaunt

Vaunter (n.) One who vaunts; a boaster.

Vavasor (n.) The vassal or tenant of a baron; one who held under a baron, and who also had tenants under him; one in dignity next to a baron; a title of dignity next to a baron.

Wadding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wad

Wadding (n.) A wad, or the materials for wads; any pliable substance of which wads may be made.

Wadding (n.) Any soft stuff of loose texture, used for stuffing or padding garments; esp., sheets of carded cotton prepared for the purpose.

Waddled (imp. & p. p.) of Waddle

Waddler (n.) One who, or that which, waddles.

Wafered (imp. & p. p.) of Wafer

Waferer (n.) A dealer in the cakes called wafers; a confectioner.

Wafting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Waft

Waftage (n.) Conveyance on a buoyant medium, as air or water.

Wafture (n.) The act of waving; a wavelike motion; a waft.

Wagging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wag

Wagered (imp. & p. p.) of Wager

Wagerer (n.) One who wagers, or lays a bet.

Waggery (n.) The manner or action of a wag; mischievous merriment; sportive trick or gayety; good-humored sarcasm; pleasantry; jocularity; as, the waggery of a schoolboy.

Waggish (a.) Like a wag; mischievous in sport; roguish in merriment or good humor; frolicsome.

Waggish (a.) Done, made, or laid in waggery or for sport; sportive; humorous; as, a waggish trick.

Waggled (imp. & p. p.) of Waggle

Wagoned (imp. & p. p.) of Wagon

Wagoner (n.) One who conducts a wagon; one whose business it is to drive a wagon.

Wagoner (n.) The constellation Charles's Wain, or Ursa Major. See Ursa major, under Ursa.

Wagonry (n.) Conveyance by means of a wagon or wagons.

Wagtail (n.) Any one of many species of Old World singing birds belonging to Motacilla and several allied genera of the family Motacillidae. They have the habit of constantly jerking their long tails up and down, whence the name.

Wahabee (n.) A follower of Abdel Wahab (b. 1691; d. 1787), a reformer of Mohammedanism. His doctrines prevail particularly among the Bedouins, and the sect, though checked in its influence, extends to most parts of Arabia, and also into India.

Wailing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wail

Wailful (a.) Sorrowful; mournful.

Waiment (v. & n.) See Wayment.

Wainage (n.) A finding of carriages, carts, etc., for the transportation of goods, produce, etc.

Wainage (n.) See Gainage, a.

Waister (n.) A seaman, usually a green hand or a broken-down man, stationed in the waist of a vessel of war.

Waiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wait

Waiting () a. & n. from Wait, v.

Waiving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Waive

Waivure (n.) See Waiver.

Waiwode (n.) See Waywode.

Wakeful (a.) Not sleeping; indisposed to sleep; watchful; vigilant.

Wakened (imp. & p. pr.) of Waken

Wakener (n.) One who wakens.

Walaway (interj.) See Welaway.

Walking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Walk

Walking () a. & n. from Walk, v.

Walling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wall

Wallaba (n.) A leguminous tree (Eperua falcata) of Demerara, with pinnate leaves and clusters of red flowers. The reddish brown wood is used for palings and shingles.

Wallaby (n.) Any one of numerous species of kangaroos belonging to the genus Halmaturus, native of Australia and Tasmania, especially the smaller species, as the brush kangaroo (H. Bennettii) and the pademelon (H. thetidis). The wallabies chiefly inhabit the wooded district and bushy plains.

Walling (n.) The act of making a wall or walls.

Walling (n.) Walls, in general; material for walls.

Waltron (n.) A walrus.

Waltzed (imp. & p. p.) of Waltz

Waltzer (n.) A person who waltzes.

Wanghee (n.) The Chinese name of one or two species of bamboo, or jointed cane, of the genus Phyllostachys. The slender stems are much used for walking sticks.

Wanhope (n.) Want of hope; despair; also, faint or delusive hope; delusion. [Obs.] Piers Plowman.

Wanhorn (n.) An East Indian plant (Kaempferia Galanga) of the Ginger family. See Galanga.

Waniand (n.) The wane of the moon.

Wanness (n.) The quality or state of being wan; a sallow, dead, pale color; paleness; pallor; as, the wanness of the cheeks after a fever.

Wannish (a.) Somewhat wan; of a pale hue.

Wanting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Want

Wantage (n.) That which is wanting; deficiency.

Wanting (a.) Absent; lacking; missing; also, deficient; destitute; needy; as, one of the twelve is wanting; I shall not be wanting in exertion.

Wantwit (n.) One destitute of wit or sense; a blockhead; a fool.

Wapacut (n.) The American hawk owl. See under Hawk.

Wapatoo (n.) The edible tuber of a species of arrowhead (Sagittaria variabilis); -- so called by the Indians of Oregon.

Wappato (n.) See Wapatoo.

Wapping (n.) Yelping.

Warring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of War

Warbled (imp. & p. p.) of Warble

Warbler (n.) One who, or that which, warbles; a singer; a songster; -- applied chiefly to birds.

Warbler (n.) Any one of numerous species of small Old World singing birds belonging to the family Sylviidae, many of which are noted songsters. The bluethroat, blackcap, reed warbler (see under Reed), and sedge warbler (see under Sedge) are well-known species.

Warbler (n.) Any one of numerous species of small, often bright colored, American singing birds of the family or subfamily Mniotiltidae, or Sylvicolinae. They are allied to the Old World warblers, but most of them are not particularly musical.

Warding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ward

Wardian (a.) Designating, or pertaining to, a kind of glass inclosure for keeping ferns, mosses, etc., or for transporting growing plants from a distance; as, a Wardian case of plants; -- so named from the inventor, Nathaniel B. Ward, an Englishman.

Wareful (a.) Wary; watchful; cautious.

Warence (n.) Madder.

Warfare (n.) Military service; military life; contest carried on by enemies; hostilities; war.

Warfare (n.) Contest; struggle.

Warfare (v. i.) To lead a military life; to carry on continual wars.

Warison (v. t.) Preparation; protection; provision; supply.

Warison (v. t.) Reward; requital; guerdon.

Warlike (a.) Fit for war; disposed for war; as, a warlike state; a warlike disposition.

Warlike (a.) Belonging or relating to war; military; martial.

Warling (n.) One often quarreled with; -- / word coined, perhaps, to rhyme with darling.

Warlock (n.) A male witch; a wizard; a sprite; an imp.

Warlock (a.) Of or pertaining to a warlock or warlock; impish.

Warming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Warm

Warmful (a.) Abounding in capacity to warm; giving warmth; as, a warmful garment.

Warming () a. & n. from Warm, v.

Warning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Warn

Warning (a.) Giving previous notice; cautioning; admonishing; as, a warning voice.

Warning (n.) Previous notice.

Warning (n.) Caution against danger, or against faults or evil practices which incur danger; admonition; monition.

Warping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Warp

Warpage (n.) The act of warping; also, a charge per ton made on shipping in some harbors.

Warpath (n.) The route taken by a party of Indians going on a warlike expedition.

Warping (n.) The act or process of one who, or that which, warps.

Warping (n.) The art or occupation of preparing warp or webs for the weaver.

Warrant (n.) That which warrants or authorizes; a commission giving authority, or justifying the doing of anything; an act, instrument, or obligation, by which one person authorizes another to do something which he has not otherwise a right to do; an act or instrument investing one with a right or authority, and thus securing him from loss or damage; commission; authority.

Warrant (n.) A writing which authorizes a person to receive money or other thing.

Warrant (n.) A precept issued by a magistrate authorizing an officer to make an arrest, a seizure, or a search, or do other acts incident to the administration of justice.

Warrant (n.) An official certificate of appointment issued to an officer of lower rank than a commissioned officer. See Warrant officer, below.

Warrant (n.) That which vouches or insures for anything; guaranty; security.

Warrant (n.) That which attests or proves; a voucher.

Warrant (n.) Right; legality; allowance.

Warrant (n.) To make secure; to give assurance against harm; to guarantee safety to; to give authority or power to do, or forbear to do, anything by which the person authorized is secured, or saved harmless, from any loss or damage by his action.

Warrant (n.) To support by authority or proof; to justify; to maintain; to sanction; as, reason warrants it.

Warrant (n.) To give a warrant or warranty to; to assure as if by giving a warrant to.

Warrant (n.) To secure to, as a grantee, an estate granted; to assure.

Warrant (n.) To secure to, as a purchaser of goods, the title to the same; to indemnify against loss.

Warrant (n.) To secure to, as a purchaser, the quality or quantity of the goods sold, as represented. See Warranty, n., 2.

Warrant (n.) To assure, as a thing sold, to the purchaser; that is, to engage that the thing is what it appears, or is represented, to be, which implies a covenant to make good any defect or loss incurred by it.

Warrior (n.) A man engaged or experienced in war, or in the military life; a soldier; a champion.

Warworn (a.) Worn with military service; as, a warworn soldier; a warworn coat.

Washing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wash

Washing (n.) The act of one who washes; the act of cleansing with water; ablution.

Washing (n.) The clothes washed, esp. at one time; a wash.

Washout (n.) The washing out or away of earth, etc., especially of a portion of the bed of a road or railroad by a fall of rain or a freshet; also, a place, especially in the bed of a road or railroad, where the earth has been washed away.

Washpot (n.) A pot or vessel in which anything is washed.

Washpot (n.) A pot containing melted tin into which the plates are dipped to be coated.

Washtub (n.) A tub in which clothes are washed.

Waspish (a.) Resembling a wasp in form; having a slender waist, like a wasp.

Waspish (a.) Quick to resent a trifling affront; characterized by snappishness; irritable; irascible; petulant; snappish.

Wassail (n.) An ancient expression of good wishes on a festive occasion, especially in drinking to some one.

Wassail (n.) An occasion on which such good wishes are expressed in drinking; a drinking bout; a carouse.

Wassail (n.) The liquor used for a wassail; esp., a beverage formerly much used in England at Christmas and other festivals, made of ale (or wine) flavored with spices, sugar, toast, roasted apples, etc.; -- called also lamb's wool.

Wassail (n.) A festive or drinking song or glee.

Wassail (a.) Of or pertaining to wassail, or to a wassail; convivial; as, a wassail bowl.

Wassail (v. i.) To hold a wassail; to carouse.

Wastage (n.) Loss by use, decay, evaporation, leakage, or the like; waste.

Wasting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Waste

Wasting (a.) Causing waste; also, undergoing waste; diminishing; as, a wasting disease; a wasting fortune.

Wastrel (n.) Any waste thing or substance

Wastrel (n.) Waste land or common land.

Wastrel (n.) A profligate.

Wastrel (n.) A neglected child; a street Arab.

Wastrel (n.) Anything cast away as bad or useless, as imperfect bricks, china, etc.

Watched (imp. & p. p.) of Watch

Watcher (n.) One who watches; one who sits up or continues; a diligent observer; specifically, one who attends upon the sick during the night.

Watches (n. pl.) The leaves of Saracenia flava. See Trumpets.

Watchet (a.) Pale or light blue.

Watered (imp. & p. p.) of Water

Waterer (n.) One who, or that which, waters.

Waterie (n.) The pied wagtail; -- so called because it frequents ponds.

Wattled (imp. & p. p.) of Wattle

Wattled (a.) Furnished with wattles, or pendent fleshy processes at the chin or throat.

Wavelet (n.) A little wave; a ripple.

Wavered (imp. & p. p.) of Waver

Waverer (n.) One who wavers; one who is unsettled in doctrine, faith, opinion, or the like.

Waveson (n.) Goods which, after shipwreck, appear floating on the waves, or sea.

Waxbill (n.) Any one of numerous species of finchlike birds belonging to Estrelda and allied genera, native of Asia, Africa, and Australia. The bill is large, conical, and usually red in color, resembling sealing wax. Several of the species are often kept as cage birds.

Waxbird () The waxwing.

Waxwing (n.) Any one of several species of small birds of the genus Ampelis, in which some of the secondary quills are usually tipped with small horny ornaments resembling red sealing wax. The Bohemian waxwing (see under Bohemian) and the cedar bird are examples. Called also waxbird.

Waxwork (n.) Work made of wax; especially, a figure or figures formed or partly of wax, in imitation of real beings.

Waxwork (n.) An American climbing shrub (Celastrus scandens). It bears a profusion of yellow berrylike pods, which open in the autumn, and display the scarlet coverings of the seeds.

Waybill (n.) A list of passengers in a public vehicle, or of the baggage or gods transported by a common carrier on a land route. When the goods are transported by water, the list is called a bill of lading.

Waybung (n.) An Australian insessorial bird (Corcorax melanorhamphus) noted for the curious actions of the male during the breeding season. It is black with a white patch on each wing.

Wayfare (v. i.) To journey; to travel; to go to and fro.

Wayfare (n.) The act of journeying; travel; passage.

Waygate (n.) The tailrace of a mill.

Waylaid (imp. & p. p.) of Waylay

Wayless (a.) Having no road or path; pathless.

Waymark (n.) A mark to guide in traveling.

Wayment (v. i.) To lament; to grieve; to wail.

Wayment (n.) Grief; lamentation; mourning.

Wayside (n.) The side of the way; the edge or border of a road or path.

Wayside (a.) Of or pertaining to the wayside; as, wayside flowers.

Wayward (a.) Taking one's own way; disobedient; froward; perverse; willful.

Waywode (n.) Originally, the title of a military commander in various Slavonic countries; afterwards applied to governors of towns or provinces. It was assumed for a time by the rulers of Moldavia and Wallachia, who were afterwards called hospodars, and has also been given to some inferior Turkish officers.

Wayworn (a.) Wearied by traveling.

Xanthic (a.) Tending toward a yellow color, or to one of those colors, green being excepted, in which yellow is a constituent, as scarlet, orange, etc.

Xanthic (a.) Possessing, imparting, or producing a yellow color; as, xanthic acid.

Xanthic (a.) Of or pertaining to xanthic acid, or its compounds; xanthogenic.

Xanthic (a.) Of or pertaining to xanthin.

Xanthin (n.) A crystal

Xanthin (n.) A yellow insoluble coloring matter extracted from yellow flowers; specifically, the coloring matter of madder.

Xanthin (n.) One of the gaseous or volatile decomposition products of the xanthates, and probably identical with carbon disulphide.

Yachter (n.) One engaged in sailing a jacht.

Yakoots (n. pl.) (Ethnol.) A nomadic Mongolian tribe native of Northern Siberia, and supposed to be of Turkish stock. They are mainly pastoral in their habits.

Yanking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Yank

Yardarm (n.) Either half of a square-rigged vessel's yard, from the center or mast to the end.

Yardful (n.) As much as a yard will contain; enough to fill a yard.

Yarrish (a.) Having a rough, dry taste.

Yarwhip (n.) The European bar-tailed godwit; -- called also yardkeep, and yarwhelp. See Godwit.

Yawning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Yawn

Zabaism (n.) Alt. of Zabism

Zaerthe (n.) Same as Z/rthe.

Zamouse (n.) A West African buffalo (Bubalus brachyceros) having short horns depressed at the base, and large ears fringed internally with three rows of long hairs. It is destitute of a dewlap. Called also short-horned buffalo, and bush cow.

Zantiot (n.) A native or inhabitant of Zante, one of the Ionian Islands.

Zanyism (n.) State or character of a zany; buffoonery.

Zaphara (n.) Zaffer.

Zaptiah (n.) A Turkish policeman.

Zarnich (n.) Native sulphide of arsenic, including sandarach, or realgar, and orpiment.

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