7 letter words whose second letter is E
Aecidia (pl. ) of Aecidium
Aeneous (a.) Colored like bronze.
Aeolian (a.) Of or pertaining to Aeolia or Aeolis, in Asia Minor, colonized by the Greeks, or to its inhabitants; aeolic; as, the Aeolian dialect.
Aeolian (a.) Pertaining to Aeolus, the mythic god of the winds; pertaining to, or produced by, the wind; aerial.
Aeonian (a.) Eternal; everlasting.
Aerated (imp. & p. p.) of Aerate
Aerator (n.) That which supplies with air; esp. an apparatus used for charging mineral waters with gas and in making soda water.
Esopian (a.) Of or pertaining to Aesop, or in his manner.
Aesopic (a.) Alt. of Esopic
Aetites (n.) See Eaglestone.
Beaches (pl. ) of Beach
Beached (imp. & p. p.) of Beach
Beached (p. p. & a.) Bordered by a beach.
Beached (p. p. & a.) Driven on a beach; stranded; drawn up on a beach; as, the ship is beached.
Beading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bead
Beading (n.) Molding in imitation of beads.
Beading (n.) The beads or bead-forming quality of certain liquors; as, the beading of a brand of whisky.
Bealing (p. pr & vb. n.) of Beal
Beaming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beam
Beamful (a.) Beamy; radiant.
Beamily (adv.) In a beaming manner.
Beaming (a.) Emitting beams; radiant.
Beamlet (n.) A small beam of light.
Bearing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bear
Bearded (imp. & p. p.) of Beard
Bearded (a.) Having a beard.
Beardie (n.) The bearded loach (Nemachilus barbatus) of Europe.
Bearing (n.) The manner in which one bears or conducts one's self; mien; behavior; carriage.
Bearing (n.) Patient endurance; suffering without complaint.
Bearing (n.) The situation of one object, with respect to another, such situation being supposed to have a connection with the object, or influence upon it, or to be influenced by it; hence, relation; connection.
Bearing (n.) Purport; meaning; intended significance; aspect.
Bearing (n.) The act, power, or time of producing or giving birth; as, a tree in full bearing; a tree past bearing.
Bearing (n.) That part of any member of a building which rests upon its supports; as, a lintel or beam may have four inches of bearing upon the wall.
Bearing (n.) The portion of a support on which anything rests.
Bearing (n.) Improperly, the unsupported span; as, the beam has twenty feet of bearing between its supports.
Bearing (n.) The part of an axle or shaft in contact with its support, collar, or boxing; the journal.
Bearing (n.) The part of the support on which a journal rests and rotates.
Bearing (n.) Any single emblem or charge in an escutcheon or coat of arms -- commonly in the pl.
Bearing (n.) The situation of a distant object, with regard to a ship's position, as on the bow, on the lee quarter, etc.; the direction or point of the compass in which an object is seen; as, the bearing of the cape was W. N. W.
Bearing (n.) The widest part of a vessel below the plank-sheer.
Bearing (n.) The
Bearish (a.) Partaking of the qualities of a bear; resembling a bear in temper or manners.
Beastly (a.) Pertaining to, or having the form, nature, or habits of, a beast.
Beastly (a.) Characterizing the nature of a beast; contrary to the nature and dignity of man; brutal; filthy.
Beastly (a.) Abominable; as, beastly weather.
Beating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beat
Beatify (v. t.) To pronounce or regard as happy, or supremely blessed, or as conferring happiness.
Beatify (v. t.) To make happy; to bless with the completion of celestial enjoyment.
Beatify (v. t.) To ascertain and declare, by a public process and decree, that a deceased person is one of "the blessed" and is to be reverenced as such, though not canonized.
Beating (n.) The act of striking or giving blows; punishment or chastisement by blows.
Beating (n.) Pulsation; throbbing; as, the beating of the heart.
Beating (n.) Pulsative sounds. See Beat, n.
Beating (n.) The process of sailing against the wind by tacks in zigzag direction.
Beaufet (n.) A niche, cupboard, or sideboard for plate, china, glass, etc.; a buffet.
Beaufin (n.) See Biffin.
Beauish (n.) Like a beau; characteristic of a beau; foppish; fine.
Beautie (pl. ) of Beauty
Bebleed (v. t.) To make bloody; to stain with blood.
Beblood (v. t.) Alt. of Bebloody
Because (conj.) By or for the cause that; on this account that; for the reason that.
Because (conj.) In order that; that.
Becharm (v. t.) To charm; to captivate.
Becking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beck
Becloud (v. t.) To cause obscurity or dimness to; to dim; to cloud.
Becomed (a.) Proper; decorous.
Bedding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bed
Bedagat (n.) The sacred books of the Buddhists in Burmah.
Bedcord (n.) A cord or rope interwoven in a bedstead so as to support the bed.
Bedding (n.) A bed and its furniture; the materials of a bed, whether for man or beast; bedclothes; litter.
Bedding (n.) The state or position of beds and layers.
Bedegar (n.) A gall produced on rosebushes, esp. on the sweetbrier or eglantine, by a puncture from the ovipositor of a gallfly (Rhodites rosae). It was once supposed to have medicinal properties.
Bedelry (n.) Beadleship.
Bedevil (v. t.) To throw into utter disorder and confusion, as if by the agency of evil spirits; to bring under diabolical influence; to torment.
Bedevil (v. t.) To spoil; to corrupt.
Bedewed (imp. & p. p.) of Bedew
Bedewer (n.) One who, or that which, bedews.
Bedgown (n.) A nightgown.
Bedight (p. p.) of Bedight
Bedight (v. t.) To bedeck; to array or equip; to adorn.
Bedizen (v. t.) To dress or adorn tawdrily or with false taste.
Bedouin (n.) One of the nomadic Arabs who live in tents, and are scattered over Arabia, Syria, and northern Africa, esp. in the deserts.
Bedouin (a.) Pertaining to the Bedouins; nomad.
Bedpost (n.) One of the four standards that support a bedstead or the canopy over a bedstead.
Bedpost (n.) Anciently, a post or pin on each side of the bed to keep the clothes from falling off. See Bedstaff.
Bedroom (n.) A room or apartment intended or used for a bed; a lodging room.
Bedroom (n.) Room in a bed.
Bedside (n.) The side of a bed.
Bedsite (n.) A recess in a room for a bed.
Bedsore (n.) A sore on the back or hips caused by lying for a long time in bed.
Bedtick (n.) A tick or bag made of cloth, used for inclosing the materials of a bed.
Bedtime (n.) The time to go to bed.
Bedward (adv.) Towards bed.
Bedwarf (v. t.) To make a dwarf of; to stunt or hinder the growth of; to dwarf.
Beeches (pl. ) of Beech
Beechen (a.) Consisting, or made, of the wood or bark of the beech; belonging to the beech.
Beehive (n.) A hive for a swarm of bees. Also used figuratively.
Beeswax (n.) The wax secreted by bees, and of which their cells are constructed.
Beetled (imp. & p. p.) of Beetle
Befrill (v. t.) To furnish or deck with a frill.
Begging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beg
Beggary (n.) The act of begging; the state of being a beggar; mendicancy; extreme poverty.
Beggary (n.) Beggarly appearance.
Beggary (a.) Beggarly.
Beghard (n.) Alt. of Beguard
Beguard (n.) One of an association of religious laymen living in imitation of the Beguines. They arose in the thirteenth century, were afterward subjected to much persecution, and were suppressed by Innocent X. in 1650. Called also Beguins.
Begnawn () of Begnaw
Begonia (n.) A genus of plants, mostly of tropical America, many species of which are grown as ornamental plants. The leaves are curiously one-sided, and often exhibit brilliant colors.
Begrave (v. t.) To bury; also, to engrave.
Begrime (v. t.) To soil with grime or dirt deeply impressed or rubbed in.
Beguile (v. t.) To delude by guile, artifice, or craft; to deceive or impose on, as by a false statement; to lure.
Beguile (v. t.) To elude, or evade by craft; to foil.
Beguile (v. t.) To cause the time of to pass without notice; to relieve the tedium or weariness of; to while away; to divert.
Beguine (n.) A woman belonging to one of the religious and charitable associations or communities in the Netherlands, and elsewhere, whose members live in beguinages and are not bound by perpetual vows.
Behaved (imp. & p. p.) of Behave
Behight (imp.) of Behight
Behight (p. p.) of Behight
Behoten () of Behight
Behight (v.) To promise; to vow.
Behight (v.) To give in trust; to commit; to intrust.
Behight (v.) To adjudge; to assign by authority.
Behight (v.) To mean, or intend.
Behight (v.) To consider or esteem to be; to declare to be.
Behight (v.) To call; to name; to address.
Behight (v.) To command; to order.
Behight (n.) A vow; a promise.
Behoove (v. t.) To be necessary for; to be fit for; to be meet for, with respect to necessity, duty, or convenience; -- mostly used impersonally.
Behoove (v. i.) To be necessary, fit, or suitable; to befit; to belong as due.
Behoove (n.) Advantage; behoof.
Bejewel (v. t.) To ornament with a jewel or with jewels; to spangle.
Beknave (v. t.) To call knave.
Belabor (v. t.) To ply diligently; to work carefully upon.
Belabor (v. t.) To beat soundly; to cudgel.
Belaced (imp. & p. p.) of Belace
Belated (imp. & p. p.) of Belate
Belated (a.) Delayed beyond the usual time; too late; overtaken by night; benighted.
Belayed () of Belay
Belched (imp. & p. p.) of Belch
Belcher (n.) One who, or that which, belches.
Beldame (n.) Grandmother; -- corresponding to belsire.
Beldame (n.) An old woman in general; especially, an ugly old woman; a hag.
Beleave (v. t. & i.) To leave or to be left.
Beleper (v. t.) To infect with leprosy.
Belgard (n.) A sweet or loving look.
Belgian (a.) Of or pertaining to Belgium.
Belgian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Belgium.
Belibel (v. t.) To libel or traduce; to calumniate.
Belying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Belie
Believe (n.) To exercise belief in; to credit upon the authority or testimony of another; to be persuaded of the truth of, upon evidence furnished by reasons, arguments, and deductions of the mind, or by circumstances other than personal knowledge; to regard or accept as true; to place confidence in; to think; to consider; as, to believe a person, a statement, or a doctrine.
Believe (v. i.) To have a firm persuasion, esp. of the truths of religion; to have a persuasion approaching to certainty; to exercise belief or faith.
Believe (v. i.) To think; to suppose.
Belight (v. t.) To illuminate.
Belimed (imp. & p. p.) of Belime
Belling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bell
Bellied (a.) Having (such) a belly; puffed out; -- used in composition; as, pot-bellied; shad-bellied.
Belling (n.) A bellowing, as of a deer in rutting time.
Bellman (n.) A man who rings a bell, especially to give notice of anything in the streets. Formerly, also, a night watchman who called the hours.
Bellona (n.) The goddess of war.
Bellows (n. sing. & pl.) An instrument, utensil, or machine, which, by alternate expansion and contraction, or by rise and fall of the top, draws in air through a valve and expels it through a tube for various purposes, as blowing fires, ventilating mines, or filling the pipes of an organ with wind.
Bellies (pl. ) of Belly
Bellied (imp. & p. p.) of Belly
Beloved (imp. & p. p.) of Belove
Beloved (p. p. & a.) Greatly loved; dear to the heart.
Beloved (n.) One greatly loved.
Belsire (n.) A grandfather, or ancestor.
Belting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Belt
Beltane (n.) The first day of May (Old Style).
Beltane (n.) A festival of the heathen Celts on the first day of May, in the observance of which great bonfires were kindled. It still exists in a modified form in some parts of Scotland and Ireland.
Beltein (n.) Alt. of Beltin
Belting (n.) The material of which belts for machinery are made; also, belts, taken collectively.
Beluted (imp. & p. p.) of Belute
Bemired (imp. & p. p.) of Bemire
Bemourn (v. t.) To mourn over.
Ben nut () The seed of one or more species of moringa; as, oil of ben. See Moringa.
Benamed (p. p.) of Bename
Benempt () of Bename
Benches (pl. ) of Bench
Benched (imp. & p. p.) of Bench
Bencher (n.) One of the senior and governing members of an Inn of Court.
Bencher (n.) An alderman of a corporation.
Bencher (n.) A member of a court or council.
Bencher (n.) One who frequents the benches of a tavern; an idler.
Bending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bend
Bending (n.) The marking of the clothes with stripes or horizontal bands.
Bendlet (n.) A narrow bend, esp. one half the width of the bend.
Beneath (prep.) Lower in place, with something directly over or on; under; underneath; hence, at the foot of.
Beneath (prep.) Under, in relation to something that is superior, or that oppresses or burdens.
Beneath (prep.) Lower in rank, dignity, or excellence than; as, brutes are beneath man; man is beneath angels in the scale of beings. Hence: Unworthy of; unbecoming.
Beneath (adv.) In a lower place; underneath.
Beneath (adv.) Below, as opposed to heaven, or to any superior region or position; as, in earth beneath.
Benefic (a.) Favorable; beneficent.
Benefit (n.) An act of kindness; a favor conferred.
Benefit (n.) Whatever promotes prosperity and personal happiness, or adds value to property; advantage; profit.
Benefit (n.) A theatrical performance, a concert, or the like, the proceeds of which do not go to the lessee of the theater or to the company, but to some individual actor, or to some charitable use.
Benefit (n.) Beneficence; liberality.
Benefit (n.) Natural advantages; endowments; accomplishments.
Benefit (v. t.) To be beneficial to; to do good to; to advantage; to advance in health or prosperity; to be useful to; to profit.
Benefit (v. i.) To gain advantage; to make improvement; to profit; as, he will benefit by the change.
Benempt (p. p.) Promised; vowed.
Benempt (p. p.) Named; styled.
Bengali (n.) The language spoken in Bengal.
Bengola (n.) A Bengal light.
Benight (v. t.) To involve in darkness; to shroud with the shades of night; to obscure.
Benight (v. t.) To overtake with night or darkness, especially before the end of a day's journey or task.
Benight (v. t.) To involve in moral darkness, or ignorance; to debar from intellectual light.
Benison (n.) Blessing; beatitude; benediction.
Benshee (n.) See Banshee.
Benthal (a.) Relating to the deepest zone or region of the ocean.
Benzene (n.) A volatile, very inflammable liquid, C6H6, contained in the naphtha produced by the destructive distillation of coal, from which it is separated by fractional distillation. The name is sometimes applied also to the impure commercial product or benzole, and also, but rarely, to a similar mixed product of petroleum.
Benzile (n.) A yellowish crystal
Benzine (n.) A liquid consisting mainly of the lighter and more volatile hydrocarbons of petroleum or kerosene oil, used as a solvent and for cleansing soiled fabrics; -- called also petroleum spirit, petroleum benzine. Varieties or similar products are gaso
Benzine (n.) Same as Benzene.
Benzoic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, benzoin.
Benzoin (n.) A resinous substance, dry and brittle, obtained from the Styrax benzoin, a tree of Sumatra, Java, etc., having a fragrant odor, and slightly aromatic taste. It is used in the preparation of benzoic acid, in medicine, and as a perfume.
Benzoin (n.) A white crystal
Benzoin (n.) The spicebush (Lindera benzoin).
Benzole (n.) Alt. of Benzol
Benzoyl (n.) A compound radical, C6H5.CO; the base of benzoic acid, of the oil of bitter almonds, and of an extensive series of compounds.
Bepaint (v. t.) To paint; to cover or color with, or as with, paint.
Bepinch (v. t.) To pinch, or mark with pinches.
Beprose (v. t.) To reduce to prose.
Bequest (n.) The act of bequeathing or leaving by will; as, a bequest of property by A. to B.
Bequest (n.) That which is left by will, esp. personal property; a legacy; also, a gift.
Bequest (v. t.) To bequeath, or leave as a legacy.
Bequote (v. t.) To quote constantly or with great frequency.
Berated (imp. & p. p.) of Berate
Berdash (n.) A kind of neckcloth.
Bereave (v. t.) To make destitute; to deprive; to strip; -- with of before the person or thing taken away.
Bereave (v. t.) To take away from.
Bereave (v. t.) To take away.
Beretta (n.) Same as Berretta.
Bergylt (n.) The Norway haddock. See Rosefish.
Berhyme (v. t.) To mention in rhyme or verse; to rhyme about.
Bernese (a.) Pertaining to the city or canton of Bern, in Switzerland, or to its inhabitants.
Bernese (n. sing. & pl.) A native or natives of Bern.
Berried (a.) Furnished with berries; consisting of a berry; baccate; as, a berried shrub.
Berries (pl. ) of Berry
Berried (imp. & p. p.) of Berry
Berserk (n.) Alt. of Berserker
Berstle (n.) See Bristle.
Berthed (imp. & p. p.) of Berth
Bertram (n.) Pellitory of Spain (Anacyclus pyrethrum).
Besaiel (n.) Alt. of Besayle
Besaile (n.) Alt. of Besayle
Besayle (n.) A great-grandfather.
Besayle (n.) A kind of writ which formerly lay where a great-grandfather died seized of lands in fee simple, and on the day of his death a stranger abated or entered and kept the heir out. This is now abolished.
Besaint (v. t.) To make a saint of.
Bescorn (v. t.) To treat with scorn.
Beseech (v. t.) To ask or entreat with urgency; to supplicate; to implore.
Beseech (n.) Solicitation; supplication.
Beshone (imp. & p. p.) of Beshine
Beshine (v. t.) To shine upon; to illumine.
Beshrew (v. t.) To curse; to execrate.
Besides (adv.) Alt. of Beside
Besides (prep.) Over and above; separate or distinct from; in addition to; other than; else than. See Beside, prep., 3, and Syn. under Beside.
Besiege (v. t.) To beset or surround with armed forces, for the purpose of compelling to surrender; to lay siege to; to beleaguer; to beset.
Beslave (v. t.) To enslave.
Beslime (v. t.) To daub with slime; to soil.
Besmear (v. t.) To smear with any viscous, glutinous matter; to bedaub; to soil.
Besmoke (v. t.) To foul with smoke.
Besmoke (v. t.) To harden or dry in smoke.
Besnuff (v. t.) To befoul with snuff.
Besogne (n.) A worthless fellow; a bezonian.
Besomed (imp. & p. p.) of Besom
Besomer (n.) One who uses a besom.
Bespawl (v. t.) To daub, soil, or make foul with spawl or spittle.
Bespoke (imp.) of Bespeak
Bespake () of Bespeak
Bespoke (p. p.) of Bespeak
Bespeak (v. t.) To speak or arrange for beforehand; to order or engage against a future time; as, to bespeak goods, a right, or a favor.
Bespeak (v. t.) To show beforehand; to foretell; to indicate.
Bespeak (v. t.) To betoken; to show; to indicate by external marks or appearances.
Bespeak (v. t.) To speak to; to address.
Bespeak (v. i.) To speak.
Bespeak (n.) A bespeaking. Among actors, a benefit (when a particular play is bespoken.)
Bespice (v. t.) To season with spice, or with some spicy drug.
Bespirt (v. t.) Same as Bespurt.
Bespoke () imp. & p. p. of Bespeak.
Bespurt (v. t.) To spurt on or over; to asperse.
Bestain (v. t.) To stain.
Bestead (imp. & p. p.) of Bestead
Bestead (v. t.) To put in a certain situation or condition; to circumstance; to place.
Bestead (v. t.) To put in peril; to beset.
Bestead (v. t.) To serve; to assist; to profit; to avail.
Bestial (a.) Belonging to a beast, or to the class of beasts.
Bestial (a.) Having the qualities of a beast; brutal; below the dignity of reason or humanity; irrational; carnal; beastly; sensual.
Bestial (n.) A domestic animal; also collectively, cattle; as, other kinds of bestial.
Bestuck (imp. & p. p.) of Bestick
Bestick (v. t.) To stick over, as with sharp points pressed in; to mark by infixing points or spots here and there; to pierce.
Bestill (v. t.) To make still.
Bestorm (v. i. & t.) To storm.
Bestrew (v. t.) To strew or scatter over; to besprinkle.
Bestrid () of Bestride
Bestrid () of Bestride
Bestuck () imp. & p. p. Bestick.
Beswike (v. t.) To lure; to cheat.
Betting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bet
Betaine (n.) A nitrogenous base, C5H11NO2, produced artificially, and also occurring naturally in beet-root molasses and its residues, from which it is extracted as a white crystal
Betaken (p. p.) of Betake
Beteela (n.) An East India muslin, formerly used for cravats, veils, etc.
Bethink (v. t.) To call to mind; to recall or bring to recollection, reflection, or consideration; to think; to consider; -- generally followed by a reflexive pronoun, often with of or that before the subject of thought.
Bethink (v. i.) To think; to recollect; to consider.
Bethumb (v. t.) To handle; to wear or soil by handling; as books.
Bethump (v. t.) To beat or thump soundly.
Betided (imp. & p. p.) of Betide
Betimes (adv.) In good season or time; before it is late; seasonably; early.
Betimes (adv.) In a short time; soon; speedily; forth with.
Betitle (v. t.) To furnish with a title or titles; to entitle.
Betoken (v. t.) To signify by some visible object; to show by signs or tokens.
Betoken (v. t.) To foreshow by present signs; to indicate something future by that which is seen or known; as, a dark cloud often betokens a storm.
Betroth (v. t.) To contract to any one for a marriage; to engage or promise in order to marriage; to affiance; -- used esp. of a woman.
Betroth (v. t.) To promise to take (as a future spouse); to plight one's troth to.
Betroth (v. t.) To nominate to a bishopric, in order to consecration.
Betrust (v. t.) To trust or intrust.
Bettong (n.) A small, leaping Australian marsupial of the genus Bettongia; the jerboa kangaroo.
Betulin (n.) A substance of a resinous nature, obtained from the outer bark of the common European birch (Betula alba), or from the tar prepared therefrom; -- called also birch camphor.
Betutor (v. t.) To tutor; to instruct.
Between (prep.) In the space which separates; betwixt; as, New York is between Boston and Philadelphia.
Between (prep.) Used in expressing motion from one body or place to another; from one to another of two.
Between (prep.) Belonging in common to two; shared by both.
Between (prep.) Belonging to, or participated in by, two, and involving reciprocal action or affecting their mutual relation; as, opposition between science and religion.
Between (prep.) With relation to two, as involved in an act or attribute of which another is the agent or subject; as, to judge between or to choose between courses; to distinguish between you and me; to mediate between nations.
Between (prep.) In intermediate relation to, in respect to time, quantity, or degree; as, between nine and ten o'clock.
Between (n.) Intermediate time or space; interval.
Betwixt (prep.) In the space which separates; between.
Betwixt (prep.) From one to another of; mutually affecting.
Beveled (imp. & p. p.) of Bevel
Beveled (a.) Alt. of Bevelled
Bevered (imp. & p. p.) of Bever
Beviled (a.) Alt. of Bevilled
Bewhore (v. t.) To corrupt with regard to chastity; to make a whore of.
Bewhore (v. t.) To pronounce or characterize as a whore.
Bewitch (v. t.) To gain an ascendency over by charms or incantations; to affect (esp. to injure) by witchcraft or sorcery.
Bewitch (v. t.) To charm; to fascinate; to please to such a degree as to take away the power of resistance; to enchant.
Bewreck (v. t.) To wreck.
Bewreke (v. t.) To wreak; to avenge.
Bezique (n.) A game at cards in which various combinations of cards in the hand, when declared, score points.
Bezzled (imp. & p. p.) of Bezzle
Ceasing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cease
Cedared (a.) Covered, or furnished with, cedars.
Cedilla (n.) A mark placed under the letter c [thus, c], to show that it is to be sounded like s, as in facade.
Cedrene (n.) A rich aromatic oil, C15H24, extracted from oil of red cedar, and regarded as a polymeric terpene; also any one of a class of similar substances, as the essential oils of cloves, cubebs, juniper, etc., of which cedrene proper is the type.
Cedrine (a.) Of or pertaining to cedar or the cedar tree.
Ceduous (a.) Fit to be felled.
Ceiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ceil
Ceiling (v. t.) The inside lining of a room overhead; the under side of the floor above; the upper surface opposite to the floor.
Ceiling (v. t.) The lining or finishing of any wall or other surface, with plaster, thin boards, etc.; also, the work when done.
Ceiling (v. t.) The inner planking of a vessel.
Celadon (n.) A pale sea-green color; also, porcelain or fine pottery of this tint.
Cellule (n.) A small cell.
Celsius (n.) The Celsius thermometer or scale, so called from Anders Celsius, a Swedish astronomer, who invented it. It is the same as the centigrade thermometer or scale.
Cembalo (n.) An old name for the harpsichord.
Censing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cense
Censual (a.) Relating to, or containing, a census.
Censure (n.) Judgment either favorable or unfavorable; opinion.
Censure (n.) The act of blaming or finding fault with and condemning as wrong; reprehension; blame.
Censure (n.) Judicial or ecclesiastical sentence or reprimand; condemnatory judgment.
Censure (v. i.) To form or express a judgment in regard to; to estimate; to judge.
Censure (v. i.) To find fault with and condemn as wrong; to blame; to express disapprobation of.
Censure (v. i.) To condemn or reprimand by a judicial or ecclesiastical sentence.
Censure (v. i.) To judge.
Centage (n.) Rate by the hundred; percentage.
Centare (n.) A measure of area, the hundredth part of an are; one square meter, or about 1/ square yards.
Centaur (n.) A fabulous being, represented as half man and half horse.
Centaur (n.) A constellation in the southern heavens between Hydra and the Southern Cross.
Centred () of Centre
Centesm (n.) Hundredth.
Centime (n.) The hundredth part of a franc; a small French copper coin and money of account.
Centner (n.) A weight divisible first into a hundred parts, and then into smaller parts.
Centner (n.) The commercial hundredweight in several of the continental countries, varying in different places from 100 to about 112 pounds.
Central (a.) Relating to the center; situated in or near the center or middle; containing the center; of or pertaining to the parts near the center; equidistant or equally accessible from certain points.
Central (n.) Alt. of Centrale
Centric (a.) Alt. of Centrical
Centrum (n.) The body, or axis, of a vertebra. See Vertebra.
Century (n.) A hundred; as, a century of sonnets; an aggregate of a hundred things.
Century (n.) A period of a hundred years; as, this event took place over two centuries ago.
Century (n.) A division of the Roman people formed according to their property, for the purpose of voting for civil officers.
Century (n.) One of sixty companies into which a legion of the army was divided. It was Commanded by a centurion.
Cephalo () A combining form denoting the head, of the head, connected with the head; as, cephalosome, cephalopod.
Cepheus (n.) A northern constellation near the pole. Its head, which is in the Milky Way, is marked by a triangle formed by three stars of the fourth magnitude. See Cassiopeia.
Ceramic (a.) Of or pertaining to pottery; relating to the art of making earthenware; as, ceramic products; ceramic ornaments for ceilings.
Cerasin (n.) A white amorphous substance, the insoluble part of cherry gum; -- called also meta-arabinic acid.
Cerasin (n.) A gummy mucilaginous substance; -- called also bassorin, tragacanthin, etc.
Cerated (p. a.) Covered with wax.
Cerebel (n.) The cerebellum.
Cerebra (pl. ) of Cerebrum
Cereous (a.) Waxen; like wax.
Ceresin (n.) A white wax, made by bleaching and purifying ozocerite, and used as a substitute for beeswax.
Cerosin (n.) A waxy substance obtained from the bark of the sugar cane, and crystallizing in delicate white laminae.
Cerotic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, beeswax or Chinese wax; as, cerotic acid or alcohol.
Cerotin (n.) A white crystal
Cerrial (a.) Of or pertaining to the cerris.
Certain (a.) Assured in mind; having no doubts; free from suspicions concerning.
Certain (a.) Determined; resolved; -- used with an infinitive.
Certain (a.) Not to be doubted or denied; established as a fact.
Certain (a.) Actually existing; sure to happen; inevitable.
Certain (a.) Unfailing; infallible.
Certain (a.) Fixed or stated; regular; determinate.
Certain (a.) Not specifically named; indeterminate; indefinite; one or some; -- sometimes used independenty as a noun, and meaning certain persons.
Certain (n.) Certainty.
Certain (n.) A certain number or quantity.
Certain (adv.) Certainly.
Certify (v. t.) To give cetain information to; to assure; to make certain.
Certify (v. t.) To give certain information of; to make certain, as a fact; to verify.
Certify (v. t.) To testify to in writing; to make a declaration concerning, in writing, under hand, or hand and seal.
Cerumen (n.) The yellow, waxlike secretion from the glands of the external ear; the earwax.
Cerused (a.) Washed with a preparation of white lead; as, cerused face.
Cervine (a.) Of or pertaining to the deer, or to the family Cervidae.
Cessing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cess
Cessant (a.) Inactive; dormant
Cession (n.) A yielding to physical force.
Cession (n.) Concession; compliance.
Cession (n.) A yielding, or surrender, as of property or rights, to another person; the act of ceding.
Cession (n.) The giving up or vacating a benefice by accepting another without a proper dispensation.
Cession (n.) The voluntary surrender of a person's effects to his creditors to avoid imprisonment.
Cestode (a.) Of or pertaining to the Cestoidea.
Cestode (n.) One of the Cestoidea.
Cestoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the Cestoidea.
Cestoid (n.) One of the Cestoidea.
Cesural (a.) See Caesural.
Cetacea (n. pl.) An order of marine mammals, including the whales. Like ordinary mammals they breathe by means of lungs, and bring forth living young which they suckle for some time. The anterior limbs are changed to paddles; the tail flukes are horizontal. There are two living suborders:
Cetylic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, spermaceti.
Deadish (a.) Somewhat dead, dull, or lifeless; deathlike.
Dealing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deal
Dealing (n.) The act of one who deals; distribution of anything, as of cards to the players; method of business; traffic; intercourse; transaction; as, to have dealings with a person.
Deanery (n.) The office or the revenue of a dean. See the Note under Benefice, n., 3.
Deanery (n.) The residence of a dean.
Deanery (n.) The territorial jurisdiction of a dean.
Deathly (a.) Deadly; fatal; mortal; destructive.
Deathly (adv.) Deadly; as, deathly pale or sick.
Debacle (n.) A breaking or bursting forth; a violent rush or flood of waters which breaks down opposing barriers, and hurls forward and disperses blocks of stone and other debris.
Debased (imp. & p. p.) of Debase
Debased (a.) Turned upside down from its proper position; inverted; reversed.
Debaser (n.) One who, or that which, debases.
Debated (imp. & p. p.) of Debate
Debater (n.) One who debates; one given to argument; a disputant; a controvertist.
Debauch (n.) To lead away from purity or excellence; to corrupt in character or principles; to mar; to vitiate; to pollute; to seduce; as, to debauch one's self by intemperance; to debauch a woman; to debauch an army.
Debauch (n.) Excess in eating or drinking; intemperance; drunkenness; lewdness; debauchery.
Debauch (n.) An act or occasion of debauchery.
Debeige (n.) A kind of woolen or mixed dress goods.
Debited (imp. & p. p.) of Debit
Debitor (n.) A debtor.
Debouch (v. i.) To march out from a wood, defile, or other confined spot, into open ground; to issue.
Deburse (v. t. & i.) To disburse.
Decadal (a.) Pertaining to ten; consisting of tens.
Decagon (n.) A plane figure having ten sides and ten angles; any figure having ten angles. A regular decagon is one that has all its sides and angles equal.
Decalog (n.) Decalogue.
Decanal (a.) Pertaining to a dean or deanery.
Decapod (n.) A crustacean with ten feet or legs, as a crab; one of the Decapoda. Also used adjectively.
Decayed (imp. & p. p.) of Decay
Decayed (a.) Fallen, as to physical or social condition; affected with decay; rotten; as, decayed vegetation or vegetables; a decayed fortune or gentleman.
Decayer (n.) A causer of decay.
Decease (n.) Departure, especially departure from this life; death.
Decease (v. i.) To depart from this life; to die; to pass away.
Deceive (v. t.) To lead into error; to cause to believe what is false, or disbelieve what is true; to impose upon; to mislead; to cheat; to disappoint; to delude; to insnare.
Deceive (v. t.) To beguile; to amuse, so as to divert the attention; to while away; to take away as if by deception.
Deceive (v. t.) To deprive by fraud or stealth; to defraud.
Decence (n.) Decency.
Decency (n.) The quality or state of being decent, suitable, or becoming, in words or behavior; propriety of form in social intercourse, in actions, or in discourse; proper formality; becoming ceremony; seem
Decency (n.) That which is proper or becoming.
Decerpt (a.) Plucked off or away.
Decharm (v. t.) To free from a charm; to disenchant.
Decided (imp. & p. p.) of Decide
Decided (a.) Free from ambiguity; unequivocal; unmistakable; unquestionable; clear; evident; as, a decided advantage.
Decided (a.) Free from doubt or wavering; determined; of fixed purpose; fully settled; positive; resolute; as, a decided opinion or purpose.
Decider (n.) One who decides.
Decidua (n.) The inner layer of the wall of the uterus, which envelops the embryo, forms a part of the placenta, and is discharged with it.
Decimal (a.) Of or pertaining to decimals; numbered or proceeding by tens; having a tenfold increase or decrease, each unit being ten times the unit next smaller; as, decimal notation; a decimal coinage.
Decimal (n.) A number expressed in the scale of tens; specifically, and almost exclusively, used as synonymous with a decimal fraction.
Decking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deck
Declaim (v. i.) To speak rhetorically; to make a formal speech or oration; to harangue; specifically, to recite a speech, poem, etc., in public as a rhetorical exercise; to practice public speaking; as, the students declaim twice a week.
Declaim (v. i.) To speak for rhetorical display; to speak pompously, noisily, or theatrically; to make an empty speech; to rehearse trite arguments in debate; to rant.
Declaim (v. t.) To utter in public; to deliver in a rhetorical or set manner.
Declaim (v. t.) To defend by declamation; to advocate loudly.
Declare (v. t.) To make clear; to free from obscurity.
Declare (v. t.) To make known by language; to communicate or manifest explicitly and plainly in any way; to exhibit; to publish; to proclaim; to announce.
Declare (v. t.) To make declaration of; to assert; to affirm; to set forth; to avow; as, he declares the story to be false.
Declare (v. t.) To make full statement of, as goods, etc., for the purpose of paying taxes, duties, etc.
Declare (v. i.) To make a declaration, or an open and explicit avowal; to proclaim one's self; -- often with for or against; as, victory declares against the allies.
Declare (v. i.) To state the plaintiff's cause of action at law in a legal form; as, the plaintiff declares in trespass.
Decolor (v. t.) To deprive of color; to bleach.
Decorum (n.) Propriety of manner or conduct; grace arising from suitableness of speech and behavior to one's own character, or to the place and occasion; decency of conduct; seem
Decoyed (imp. & p. p.) of Decoy
Decoyer (n.) One who decoys another.
Decreed (imp. & p. p.) of Decree
Decreer (n.) One who decrees.
Decreet (n.) The final judgment of the Court of Session, or of an inferior court, by which the question at issue is decided.
Decrete (n.) A decree.
Decrial (n.) A crying down; a clamorous censure; condemnation by censure.
Decrier (n.) One who decries.
Decrown (v. t.) To deprive of a crown; to discrown.
Decried (imp. & p. p.) of Decry
Decuman (a.) Large; chief; -- applied to an extraordinary billow, supposed by some to be every tenth in order. [R.] Also used substantively.
Decuple (a.) Tenfold.
Decuple (n.) A number ten times repeated.
Decuple (v. t.) To make tenfold; to multiply by ten.
Decylic (a.) Allied to, or containing, the radical decyl.
Dedimus (n.) A writ to commission private persons to do some act in place of a judge, as to examine a witness, etc.
Deduced (imp. & p. p.) of Deduce
Deedful (a.) Full of deeds or exploits; active; stirring.
Deeming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deem
Deerlet (n.) A chevrotain. See Kanchil, and Napu.
Defaced (imp. & p. p.) of Deface
Defacer (n.) One who, or that which, defaces or disfigures.
Defamed (imp. & p. p.) of Defame
Defamer (n.) One who defames; a slanderer; a detractor; a calumniator.
Default (n.) A failing or failure; omission of that which ought to be done; neglect to do what duty or law requires; as, this evil has happened through the governor's default.
Default (n.) Fault; offense; ill deed; wrong act; failure in virtue or wisdom.
Default (n.) A neglect of, or failure to take, some step necessary to secure the benefit of law, as a failure to appear in court at a day assigned, especially of the defendant in a suit when called to make answer; also of jurors, witnesses, etc.
Default (v. i.) To fail in duty; to offend.
Default (v. i.) To fail in fulfilling a contract, agreement, or duty.
Default (v. i.) To fail to appear in court; to let a case go by default.
Default (v. t.) To fail to perform or pay; to be guilty of neglect of; to omit; as, to default a dividend.
Default (v. t.) To call a defendant or other party whose duty it is to be present in court, and make entry of his default, if he fails to appear; to enter a default against.
Default (v. t.) To leave out of account; to omit.
Defence (n. & v. t.) See Defense.
Defense (n.) Alt. of Defence
Defence (n.) The act of defending, or the state of being defended; protection, as from violence or danger.
Defence (n.) That which defends or protects; anything employed to oppose attack, ward off violence or danger, or maintain security; a guard; a protection.
Defence (n.) Protecting plea; vindication; justification.
Defence (n.) The defendant's answer or plea; an opposing or denial of the truth or validity of the plaintiff's or prosecutor's case; the method of proceeding adopted by the defendant to protect himself against the plaintiff's action.
Defence (n.) Act or skill in making defense; defensive plan or policy; practice in self defense, as in fencing, boxing, etc.
Defence (n.) Prohibition; a prohibitory ordinance.
Defense (v. t.) To furnish with defenses; to fortify.
Defiant (a.) Full of defiance; bold; insolent; as, a defiant spirit or act.
Deficit (n.) Deficiency in amount or quality; a falling short; lack; as, a deficit in taxes, revenue, etc.
Defiled (imp. & p. p.) of Defile
Defiler (n.) One who defiles; one who corrupts or violates; that which pollutes.
Defined (imp. & p. p.) of Define
Definer (n.) One who defines or explains.
Deflate (v. t.) To reduce from an inflated condition.
Deflect (v. t.) To cause to turn aside; to bend; as, rays of light are often deflected.
Deflect (v. i.) To turn aside; to deviate from a right or a horizontal
Deflour (v. t.) To deprive of flowers.
Deflour (v. t.) To take away the prime beauty and grace of; to rob of the choicest ornament.
Deflour (v. t.) To deprive of virginity, as a woman; to violate; to ravish; also, to seduce.
Deforce (v.) To keep from the rightful owner; to withhold wrongfully the possession of, as of lands or a freehold.
Deforce (v.) To resist the execution of the law; to oppose by force, as an officer in the execution of his duty.
Defraud (v. t.) To deprive of some right, interest, or property, by a deceitful device; to withhold from wrongfully; to injure by embezzlement; to cheat; to overreach; as, to defraud a servant, or a creditor, or the state; -- with of before the thing taken or withheld.
Defunct (a.) Having finished the course of life; dead; deceased.
Defunct (n.) A dead person; one deceased.
Defying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Defy
Degener (v. i.) To degenerate.
Degrade (v. t.) To reduce from a higher to a lower rank or degree; to lower in rank; to deprive of office or dignity; to strip of honors; as, to degrade a nobleman, or a general officer.
Degrade (v. t.) To reduce in estimation, character, or reputation; to lessen the value of; to lower the physical, moral, or intellectual character of; to debase; to bring shame or contempt upon; to disgrace; as, vice degrades a man.
Degrade (v. t.) To reduce in altitude or magnitude, as hills and mountains; to wear down.
Degrade (v. i.) To degenerate; to pass from a higher to a lower type of structure; as, a family of plants or animals degrades through this or that genus or group of genera.
Dehisce (v. i.) To gape; to open by dehiscence.
Deicide (n.) The act of killing a being of a divine nature; particularly, the putting to death of Jesus Christ.
Deicide (n.) One concerned in putting Christ to death.
Deictic (a.) Direct; proving directly; -- applied to reasoning, and opposed to elenchtic or refutative.
Deified (a.) Honored or worshiped as a deity; treated with supreme regard; godlike.
Deifier (n.) One who deifies.
Deiform (a.) Godlike, or of a godlike form.
Deiform (a.) Conformable to the will of God.
Deified (imp. & p. p.) of Deify
Deigned (imp. & p. p.) of Deign
Deistic (a.) Alt. of Deistical
Deitate (a.) Deified.
Deities (pl. ) of Deity
Dejecta (n. pl.) Excrements; as, the dejecta of the sick.
Dejeune (n.) A dejeuner.
De jure () By right; of right; by law; -- often opposed to de facto.
Delaine (n.) A kind of fabric for women's dresses.
Delapse (v. i.) To pass down by inheritance; to lapse.
Delated (imp. & p. p.) of Delate
Delator (n.) An accuser; an informer.
Delayed (imp. & p. p.) of Delay
Delayer (n.) One who delays; one who lingers.
Deleing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dele
Deleble (a.) Capable of being blotted out or erased.
Delenda (n. pl.) Things to be erased or blotted out.
Deleted (imp. & p. p.) of Delete
Deliber (v. t. & i.) To deliberate.
Delices (n. pl.) Delicacies; delights.
Delight (v. t.) A high degree of gratification of mind; a high- wrought state of pleasurable feeling; lively pleasure; extreme satisfaction; joy.
Delight (v. t.) That which gives great pleasure or delight.
Delight (v. t.) Licentious pleasure; lust.
Delight (v. t.) To give delight to; to affect with great pleasure; to please highly; as, a beautiful landscape delights the eye; harmony delights the ear.
Delight (v. i.) To have or take great delight or pleasure; to be greatly pleased or rejoiced; -- followed by an infinitive, or by in.
Delilah (n.) The mistress of Samson, who betrayed him (Judges xvi.); hence, a harlot; a temptress.
Delimit (v. t.) To fix the limits of; to demarcate; to bound.
Deliver (v. t.) To set free from restraint; to set at liberty; to release; to liberate, as from control; to give up; to free; to save; to rescue from evil actual or feared; -- often with from or out of; as, to deliver one from captivity, or from fear of death.
Deliver (v. t.) To give or transfer; to yield possession or control of; to part with (to); to make over; to commit; to surrender; to resign; -- often with up or over, to or into.
Deliver (v. t.) To make over to the knowledge of another; to communicate; to utter; to speak; to impart.
Deliver (v. t.) To give forth in action or exercise; to discharge; as, to deliver a blow; to deliver a broadside, or a ball.
Deliver (v. t.) To free from, or disburden of, young; to relieve of a child in childbirth; to bring forth; -- often with of.
Deliver (v. t.) To discover; to show.
Deliver (v. t.) To deliberate.
Deliver (v. t.) To admit; to allow to pass.
Deliver (v. t.) Free; nimble; sprightly; active.
Delphic (a.) Of or relating to Delphi, or to the famous oracle of that place.
Delphic (a.) Ambiguous; mysterious.
Delphin (a.) Alt. of Delphine
Delphin (n.) A fatty substance contained in the oil of the dolphin and the porpoise; -- called also phocenin.
Deltaic (a.) Relating to, or like, a delta.
Deltoid (a.) Shaped like the Greek / (delta); delta-shaped; triangular.
Deluded (imp. & p. p.) of Delude
Deluder (n.) One who deludes; a deceiver; an impostor.
Deluged (imp. & p. p.) of Deluge
Delving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Delve
Demagog (n.) Demagogue.
Demarch (n.) March; walk; gait.
Demarch (n.) A chief or ruler of a deme or district in Greece.
Demency (n.) Dementia; loss of mental powers. See Insanity.
Demerge (v. t.) To plunge down into; to sink; to immerse.
Demerit (n.) That which one merits or deserves, either of good or ill; desert.
Demerit (n.) That which deserves blame; ill desert; a fault; a vice; misconduct; -- the opposite of merit.
Demerit (n.) The state of one who deserves ill.
Demerit (n.) To deserve; -- said in reference to both praise and blame.
Demerit (n.) To depreciate or cry down.
Demerit (v. i.) To deserve praise or blame.
Demerse (v. t.) To immerse.
Demesne (n.) A lord's chief manor place, with that part of the lands belonging thereto which has not been granted out in tenancy; a house, and the land adjoining, kept for the proprietor's own use.
Demigod (n.) A half god, or an inferior deity; a fabulous hero, the offspring of a deity and a mortal.
Demiman (n.) A half man.
Demirep (n.) A woman of doubtful reputation or suspected character; an adventuress.
Demised (imp. & p. p.) of Demise
Demonic (a.) Of or pertaining to a demon or to demons; demoniac.
Demonry (n.) Demoniacal influence or possession.
Demotic (a.) Of or pertaining to the people; popular; common.
Demount (v. i.) To dismount.
Demster (n.) A deemster.
Demster (n.) An officer whose duty it was to announce the doom or sentence pronounced by the court.
Demulce (v. t.) To soothe; to mollify; to pacify; to soften.
Denarii (pl. ) of Denarius
Denizen (n.) A dweller; an inhabitant.
Denizen (n.) One who is admitted by favor to all or a part of the rights of citizenship, where he did not possess them by birth; an adopted or naturalized citizen.
Denizen (n.) One admitted to residence in a foreign country.
Denizen (v. t.) To constitute (one) a denizen; to admit to residence, with certain rights and privileges.
Denizen (v. t.) To provide with denizens; to populate with adopted or naturalized occupants.
Denoted (imp. & p. p.) of Denote
Densely (adv.) In a dense, compact manner.
Density (n.) The quality of being dense, close, or thick; compactness; -- opposed to rarity.
Density (n.) The ratio of mass, or quantity of matter, to bulk or volume, esp. as compared with the mass and volume of a portion of some substance used as a standard.
Density (n.) Depth of shade.
Denting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dent
Dentary (a.) Pertaining to, or bearing, teeth.
Dentary (n.) The distal bone of the lower jaw in many animals, which may or may not bear teeth.
Dentate (a.) Alt. of Dentated
Dentile (n.) A small tooth, like that of a saw.
Dential (a.) Of or pertaining to dentine.
Dentine (n.) The dense calcified substance of which teeth are largely composed. It contains less animal matter than bone, and in the teeth of man is situated beneath the enamel.
Dentist (n.) One whose business it is to clean, extract, or repair natural teeth, and to make and insert artificial ones; a dental surgeon.
Dentize (v. t. & i.) To breed or cut new teeth.
Dentoid (a.) Shaped like a tooth; tooth-shaped.
Denture (n.) An artificial tooth, block, or set of teeth.
Denying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deny
Deodand (n.) A personal chattel which had caused the death of a person, and for that reason was given to God, that is, forfeited to the crown, to be applied to pious uses, and distributed in alms by the high almoner. Thus, if a cart ran over a man and killed him, it was forfeited as a deodand.
Deodate (n.) A gift or offering to God.
Depaint (p. p.) Painted.
Depaint (v. t.) To paint; to picture; hence, to describe; to de
Depaint (v. t.) To mark with, or as with, color; to color.
Depeach (v. t.) To discharge.
Deplant (v. t.) To take up (plants); to transplant.
Deplete (a.) To empty or unload, as the vessels of human system, by bloodletting or by medicine.
Deplete (a.) To reduce by destroying or consuming the vital powers of; to exhaust, as a country of its strength or resources, a treasury of money, etc.
Deplore (v. t.) To feel or to express deep and poignant grief for; to bewail; to lament; to mourn; to sorrow over.
Deplore (v. t.) To complain of.
Deplore (v. t.) To regard as hopeless; to give up.
Deplore (v. i.) To lament.
Deplume (v. t.) To strip or pluck off the feather of; to deprive of of plumage.
Deplume (v. t.) To lay bare; to expose.
Deponed (imp. & p. p.) of Depone
Deposal (n.) The act of deposing from office; a removal from the throne.
Deposed (imp. & p. p.) of Depose
Deposer (n.) One who deposes or degrades from office.
Deposer (n.) One who testifies or deposes; a deponent.
Deposit (n.) To lay down; to place; to put; to let fall or throw down (as sediment); as, a crocodile deposits her eggs in the sand; the waters deposited a rich alluvium.
Deposit (n.) To lay up or away for safe keeping; to put up; to store; as, to deposit goods in a warehouse.
Deposit (n.) To lodge in some one's hands for safe keeping; to commit to the custody of another; to intrust; esp., to place in a bank, as a sum of money subject to order.
Deposit (n.) To lay aside; to rid one's self of.
Deposit (v. t.) That which is deposited, or laid or thrown down; as, a deposit in a flue; especially, matter precipitated from a solution (as the siliceous deposits of hot springs), or that which is mechanically deposited (as the mud, gravel, etc., deposits of a river).
Deposit (v. t.) A natural occurrence of a useful mineral under the conditions to invite exploitation.
Deposit (v. t.) That which is placed anywhere, or in any one's hands, for safe keeping; something intrusted to the care of another; esp., money lodged with a bank or banker, subject to order; anything given as pledge or security.
Deposit (v. t.) A bailment of money or goods to be kept gratuitously for the bailor.
Deposit (v. t.) Money lodged with a party as earnest or security for the performance of a duty assumed by the person depositing.
Deposit (v. t.) A place of deposit; a depository.
Deprave (n. t.) To speak ill of; to depreciate; to malign; to revile.
Deprave (n. t.) To make bad or worse; to vitiate; to corrupt.
Depress (v. t.) To press down; to cause to sink; to let fall; to lower; as, to depress the muzzle of a gun; to depress the eyes.
Depress (v. t.) To bring down or humble; to abase, as pride.
Depress (v. t.) To cast a gloom upon; to sadden; as, his spirits were depressed.
Depress (v. t.) To lessen the activity of; to make dull; embarrass, as trade, commerce, etc.
Depress (v. t.) To lessen in price; to cause to dec
Depress (v. t.) To reduce (an equation) in a lower degree.
Depress (a.) Having the middle lower than the border; concave.
Deprive (v. t.) To take away; to put an end; to destroy.
Deprive (v. t.) To dispossess; to bereave; to divest; to hinder from possessing; to debar; to shut out from; -- with a remoter object, usually preceded by of.
Deprive (v. t.) To divest of office; to depose; to dispossess of dignity, especially ecclesiastical.
Depthen (v. t.) To deepen.
Depulse (v. t.) To drive away.
Deputed (imp. & p. p.) of Depute
Deraign (v. t.) Alt. of Derain
Derange (v. t.) To put out of place, order, or rank; to disturb the proper arrangement or order of; to throw into disorder, confusion, or embarrassment; to disorder; to disarrange; as, to derange the plans of a commander, or the affairs of a nation.
Derange (v. t.) To disturb in action or function, as a part or organ, or the whole of a machine or organism.
Derange (v. t.) To disturb in the orderly or normal action of the intellect; to render insane.
Dereine (v. t.) Alt. of Dereyne
Dereyne (v. t.) Same as Darraign.
Derided (imp. & p. p.) of Deride
Derider (n.) One who derides, or laughs at, another in contempt; a mocker; a scoffer.
Derival (n.) Derivation.
Derived (imp. & p. p.) of Derive
Deriver (n.) One who derives.
Dermoid (a.) Same as Dermatoid.
Dernful (a.) Secret; hence, lonely; sad; mournful.
Dernier (a.) Last; final.
Derrick (n.) A mast, spar, or tall frame, supported at the top by stays or guys, with suitable tackle for hoisting heavy weights, as stones in building.
Derring (a.) Daring or warlike.
Dervish (n.) Alt. of Dervis
Dervise (n.) Alt. of Dervis
Descant (v. i.) Originally, a double song; a melody or counterpoint sung above the plain song of the tenor; a variation of an air; a variation by ornament of the main subject or plain song.
Descant (v. i.) The upper voice in part music.
Descant (v. i.) The canto, cantus, or soprano voice; the treble.
Descant (v. i.) A discourse formed on its theme, like variations on a musical air; a comment or comments.
Descant (v. i.) To sing a variation or accomplishment.
Descant (v. i.) To comment freely; to discourse with fullness and particularity; to discourse at large.
Descend (v. i.) To pass from a higher to a lower place; to move downwards; to come or go down in any way, as by falling, flowing, walking, etc.; to plunge; to fall; to inc
Descend (v. i.) To enter mentally; to retire.
Descend (v. i.) To make an attack, or incursion, as if from a vantage ground; to come suddenly and with violence; -- with on or upon.
Descend (v. i.) To come down to a lower, less fortunate, humbler, less virtuous, or worse, state or station; to lower or abase one's self; as, he descended from his high estate.
Descend (v. i.) To pass from the more general or important to the particular or less important matters to be considered.
Descend (v. i.) To come down, as from a source, original, or stock; to be derived; to proceed by generation or by transmission; to fall or pass by inheritance; as, the beggar may descend from a prince; a crown descends to the heir.
Descend (v. i.) To move toward the south, or to the southward.
Descend (v. i.) To fall in pitch; to pass from a higher to a lower tone.
Descend (v. t.) To go down upon or along; to pass from a higher to a lower part of; as, they descended the river in boats; to descend a ladder.
Descent (n.) The act of descending, or passing downward; change of place from higher to lower.
Descent (n.) Incursion; sudden attack; especially, hostile invasion from sea; -- often followed by upon or on; as, to make a descent upon the enemy.
Descent (n.) Progress downward, as in station, virtue, as in station, virtue, and the like, from a higher to a lower state, from a higher to a lower state, from the more to the less important, from the better to the worse, etc.
Descent (n.) Derivation, as from an ancestor; procedure by generation;
Descent (n.) Transmission of an estate by inheritance, usually, but not necessarily, in the descending
Descent (n.) Inclination downward; a descending way; inc
Descent (n.) That which is descended; descendants; issue.
Descent (n.) A step or remove downward in any scale of gradation; a degree in the scale of genealogy; a generation.
Descent (n.) Lowest place; extreme downward place.
Descent (n.) A passing from a higher to a lower tone.
Deserve (v. t.) To earn by service; to be worthy of (something due, either good or evil); to merit; to be entitled to; as, the laborer deserves his wages; a work of value deserves praise.
Deserve (v. t.) To serve; to treat; to benefit.
Deserve (v. i.) To be worthy of recompense; -- usually with ill or with well.
Desight (n.) An unsightly object.
Desired (imp. & p. p.) of Desire
Desirer (n.) One who desires, asks, or wishes.
Desking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Desk
Desmine (n.) Same as Stilbite. It commonly occurs in bundles or tufts of crystals.
Desmoid (a.) Resembling, or having the characteristics of, a ligament; ligamentous.
Despair (v. i.) To be hopeless; to have no hope; to give up all hope or expectation; -- often with of.
Despair (v. t.) To give up as beyond hope or expectation; to despair of.
Despair (v. t.) To cause to despair.
Despair (n.) Loss of hope; utter hopelessness; complete despondency.
Despair (n.) That which is despaired of.
Despect (n.) Contempt.
Despeed (v. t.) To send hastily.
Despend (v. t.) To spend; to squander. See Dispend.
Despise (v. t.) To look down upon with disfavor or contempt; to contemn; to scorn; to disdain; to have a low opinion or contemptuous dislike of.
Despite (n.) Malice; malignity; spite; malicious anger; contemptuous hate.
Despite (n.) An act of malice, hatred, or defiance; contemptuous defiance; a deed of contempt.
Despite (n.) To vex; to annoy; to offend contemptuously.
Despite (prep.) In spite of; against, or in defiance of; notwithstanding; as, despite his prejudices.
Despoil (v. t.) To strip, as of clothing; to divest or unclothe.
Despoil (v. t.) To deprive for spoil; to plunder; to rob; to pillage; to strip; to divest; -- usually followed by of.
Despoil (n.) Spoil.
Despond (v. i.) To give up, the will, courage, or spirit; to be thoroughly disheartened; to lose all courage; to become dispirited or depressed; to take an unhopeful view.
Despond (n.) Despondency.
Desport (v. t. & i.) See Disport.
Despume (v. t.) To free from spume or scum.
Dessert (n.) A service of pastry, fruits, or sweetmeats, at the close of a feast or entertainment; pastry, fruits, etc., forming the last course at dinner.
Destine (v. t.) To determine the future condition or application of; to set apart by design for a future use or purpose; to fix, as by destiny or by an authoritative decree; to doom; to ordain or preordain; to appoint; -- often with the remoter object preceded by to or for.
Destiny (n.) That to which any person or thing is destined; predetermined state; condition foreordained by the Divine or by human will; fate; lot; doom.
Destiny (n.) The fixed order of things; invincible necessity; fate; a resistless power or agency conceived of as determining the future, whether in general or of an individual.
Destrer (n.) Alt. of Dextrer
Dextrer (n.) A war horse.
Destrie (v. t.) To destroy.
Destroy (v. t.) To unbuild; to pull or tear down; to separate virulently into its constituent parts; to break up the structure and organic existence of; to demolish.
Destroy (v. t.) To ruin; to bring to naught; to put an end to; to annihilate; to consume.
Destroy (v. t.) To put an end to the existence, prosperity, or beauty of; to kill.
Desuete (a.) Disused; out of use.
Deterge (v. t.) To cleanse; to purge away, as foul or offending matter from the body, or from an ulcer.
Detinue (n.) A person or thing detained
Detinue (n.) A form of action for the recovery of a personal chattel wrongfully detained.
Detract (v. t.) To take away; to withdraw.
Detract (v. t.) To take credit or reputation from; to defame.
Detract (v. i.) To take away a part or something, especially from one's credit; to lessen reputation; to derogate; to defame; -- often with from.
Detrain (v. i. & t.) To alight, or to cause to alight, from a railway train.
Detrect (v. t.) To refuse; to dec
Detrite (a.) Worn out.
Detrude (v. t.) To thrust down or out; to push down with force.
Deutzia (n.) A genus of shrubs with pretty white flowers, much cultivated.
Develin (n.) The European swift.
Develop (v. t.) To free from that which infolds or envelops; to unfold; to lay open by degrees or in detail; to make visible or known; to disclose; to produce or give forth; as, to develop theories; a motor that develops 100 horse power.
Develop (v. t.) To unfold gradually, as a flower from a bud; hence, to bring through a succession of states or stages, each of which is preparatory to the next; to form or expand by a process of growth; to cause to change gradually from an embryo, or a lower state, to a higher state or form of being; as, sunshine and rain develop the bud into a flower; to develop the mind.
Develop (v. t.) To advance; to further; to prefect; to make to increase; to promote the growth of.
Develop (v. t.) To change the form of, as of an algebraic expression, by executing certain indicated operations without changing the value.
Develop (v. t.) To cause to become visible, as an invisible or latent image upon plate, by submitting it to chemical agents; to bring to view.
Develop (v. i.) To go through a process of natural evolution or growth, by successive changes from a less perfect to a more perfect or more highly organized state; to advance from a simpler form of existence to one more complex either in structure or function; as, a blossom develops from a bud; the seed develops into a plant; the embryo develops into a well-formed animal; the mind develops year by year.
Develop (v. i.) To become apparent gradually; as, a picture on sensitive paper develops on the application of heat; the plans of the conspirators develop.
Deviant (a.) Deviating.
Deviate (v. i.) To go out of the way; to turn aside from a course or a method; to stray or go astray; to err; to digress; to diverge; to vary.
Deviate (v. t.) To cause to deviate.
Deviled (imp. & p. p.) of Devil
Devilet (n.) A little devil.
Devilry (n.) Conduct suitable to the devil; extreme wickedness; deviltry.
Devilry (n.) The whole body of evil spirits.
Devious (a.) Out of a straight
Devious (a.) Going out of the right or common course; going astray; erring; wandering; as, a devious step.
Devisal (n.) A devising.
Devised (imp. & p. p.) of Devise
Devisee (n.) One to whom a devise is made, or real estate given by will.
Deviser (n.) One who devises.
Devisor (n.) One who devises, or gives real estate by will; a testator; -- correlative to devisee.
Devolve (v. t.) To roll onward or downward; to pass on.
Devolve (v. t.) To transfer from one person to another; to deliver over; to hand down; -- generally with upon, sometimes with to or into.
Devolve (v. i.) To pass by transmission or succession; to be handed over or down; -- generally with on or upon, sometimes with to or into; as, after the general fell, the command devolved upon (or on) the next officer in rank.
Devoted (imp. & p. p.) of Devote
Devoted (a.) Consecrated to a purpose; strongly attached; zealous; devout; as, a devoted admirer.
Devotee (n.) One who is wholly devoted; esp., one given wholly to religion; one who is superstitiously given to religious duties and ceremonies; a bigot.
Devoter (n.) One who devotes; a worshiper.
Devotor (n.) A worshiper; one given to devotion.
Dewclaw (n.) In any animal, esp. of the Herbivora, a rudimentary claw or small hoof not reaching the ground.
Dewdrop (n.) A drop of dew.
Dewfall (n.) The falling of dew; the time when dew begins to fall.
Dewless (a.) Having no dew.
Dewworm (n.) See Earthworm.
Dextrad (adv.) Toward the right side; dextrally.
Dextral (a.) Right, as opposed to sinistral, or left.
Dextrer (n.) A war horse; a destrer.
Dextrin (n.) A translucent, gummy, amorphous substance, nearly tasteless and odorless, used as a substitute for gum, for sizing, etc., and obtained from starch by the action of heat, acids, or diastase. It is of somewhat variable composition, containing several carbohydrates which change easily to their respective varieties of sugar. It is so named from its rotating the plane of polarization to the right; -- called also British gum, Alsace gum, gommelin, leiocome, etc. See Achroodextrin, and E
Dextro- () A prefix, from L. dexter, meaning, pertaining to, or toward, the right
Dextro- () having the property of turning the plane of polarized light to the right; as, dextrotartaric acid.
Deyntee (n. & a.) See Dainty.
Eelbuck (n.) An eelpot or eel basket.
Eelfare (n.) A brood of eels.
Eelpout (n.) A European fish (Zoarces viviparus), remarkable for producing living young; -- called also greenbone, guffer, bard, and Maroona eel. Also, an American species (Z. anguillaris), -- called also mutton fish, and, erroneously, congo eel, ling, and lamper eel. Both are edible, but of little value.
Eelpout (n.) A fresh-water fish, the burbot.
Fearing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fear
Fearful (a.) Full of fear, apprehension, or alarm; afraid; frightened.
Fearful (a.) inc
Fearful (a.) Indicating, or caused by, fear.
Fearful (a.) Inspiring fear or awe; exciting apprehension or terror; terrible; frightful; dreadful.
Feasted (imp. & p. p.) of Feast
Feaster (n.) One who fares deliciously.
Feaster (n.) One who entertains magnificently.
Feather (n.) One of the peculiar dermal appendages, of several kinds, belonging to birds, as contour feathers, quills, and down.
Feather (n.) Kind; nature; species; -- from the proverbial phrase, "Birds of a feather," that is, of the same species.
Feather (n.) The fringe of long hair on the legs of the setter and some other dogs.
Feather (n.) A tuft of peculiar, long, frizzly hair on a horse.
Feather (n.) One of the fins or wings on the shaft of an arrow.
Feather (n.) A longitudinal strip projecting as a fin from an object, to strengthen it, or to enter a channel in another object and thereby prevent displacement sidwise but permit motion lengthwise; a sp
Feather (n.) A thin wedge driven between the two semicylindrical parts of a divided plug in a hole bored in a stone, to rend the stone.
Feather (n.) The angular adjustment of an oar or paddle-wheel float, with reference to a horizontal axis, as it leaves or enters the water.
Feather (v. t.) To furnish with a feather or feathers, as an arrow or a cap.
Feather (v. t.) To adorn, as with feathers; to fringe.
Feather (v. t.) To render light as a feather; to give wings to.
Feather (v. t.) To enrich; to exalt; to benefit.
Feather (v. t.) To tread, as a cock.
Feather (v. i.) To grow or form feathers; to become feathered; -- often with out; as, the birds are feathering out.
Feather (v. i.) To curdle when poured into another liquid, and float about in little flakes or "feathers;" as, the cream feathers
Feather (v. i.) To turn to a horizontal plane; -- said of oars.
Feather (v. i.) To have the appearance of a feather or of feathers; to be or to appear in feathery form.
Feature (n.) The make, form, or outward appearance of a person; the whole turn or style of the body; esp., good appearance.
Feature (n.) The make, cast, or appearance of the human face, and especially of any single part of the face; a
Feature (n.) The cast or structure of anything, or of any part of a thing, as of a landscape, a picture, a treaty, or an essay; any marked peculiarity or characteristic; as, one of the features of the landscape.
Feature (n.) A form; a shape.
Feazing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Feaze
Febrile (a.) Pertaining to fever; indicating fever, or derived from it; as, febrile symptoms; febrile action.
FeculAe (pl. ) of Fecula
Federal (a.) Pertaining to a league or treaty; derived from an agreement or covenant between parties, especially between nations; constituted by a compact between parties, usually governments or their representatives.
Federal (a.) Composed of states or districts which retain only a subordinate and limited sovereignty, as the Union of the United States, or the Sonderbund of Switzerland.
Federal (a.) Consisting or pertaining to such a government; as, the Federal Constitution; a Federal officer.
Federal (a.) Friendly or devoted to such a government; as, the Federal party. see Federalist.
Federal (n.) See Federalist.
Feeding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Feed
Feeding (n.) the act of eating, or of supplying with food; the process of fattening.
Feeding (n.) That which is eaten; food.
Feeding (n.) That which furnishes or affords food, especially for animals; pasture land.
Feeling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Feel
Feeling (a.) Possessing great sensibility; easily affected or moved; as, a feeling heart.
Feeling (a.) Expressive of great sensibility; attended by, or evincing, sensibility; as, he made a feeling representation of his wrongs.
Feeling (n.) The sense by which the mind, through certain nerves of the body, perceives external objects, or certain states of the body itself; that one of the five senses which resides in the general nerves of sensation distributed over the body, especially in its surface; the sense of touch; nervous sensibility to external objects.
Feeling (n.) An act or state of perception by the sense above described; an act of apprehending any object whatever; an act or state of apprehending the state of the soul itself; consciousness.
Feeling (n.) The capacity of the soul for emotional states; a high degree of susceptibility to emotions or states of the sensibility not dependent on the body; as, a man of feeling; a man destitute of feeling.
Feeling (n.) Any state or condition of emotion; the exercise of the capacity for emotion; any mental state whatever; as, a right or a wrong feeling in the heart; our angry or kindly feelings; a feeling of pride or of humility.
Feeling (n.) That quality of a work of art which embodies the mental emotion of the artist, and is calculated to affect similarly the spectator.
Fehling (n.) See Fehling's solution, under Solution.
Feigned (imp. & p. p.) of Feign
Feigned (a.) Not real or genuine; pretended; counterfeit; insincere; false.
Feigner (n.) One who feigns or pretends.
Feitsui (n.) The Chinese name for a highly prized variety of pale green jade. See Jade.
Felling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fell
Fellahs (pl. ) of Fellah
Fellies (pl. ) of Felly
Felonry (n.) A body of felons; specifically, the convict population of a penal colony.
Felsite (n.) A finegrained rock, flintlike in fracture, consisting essentially of orthoclase feldspar with occasional grains of quartz.
Felspar (n.) Alt. of Felspath
Felting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Felt
Felting (n.) The material of which felt is made; also, felted cloth; also, the process by which it is made.
Felting (n.) The act of splitting timber by the felt grain.
Felucca (n.) A small, swift-sailing vessel, propelled by oars and lateen sails, -- once common in the Mediterranean.
Felwort (n.) A European herb (Swertia perennis) of the Gentian family.
Femeral (n.) See Femerell.
Feminal (a.) Feminine.
Feminye (n.) The people called Amazons.
Femoral (a.) Pertaining to the femur or thigh; as, the femoral artery.
Fencing (imp. & p. p. Fenced (/); p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fence
Fencing (n.) The art or practice of attack and defense with the sword, esp. with the smallsword. See Fence, v. i., 2.
Fencing (v. i.) Disputing or debating in a manner resembling the art of fencers.
Fencing (v. i.) The materials used for building fences.
Fencing (v. i.) The act of building a fence.
Fencing (v. i.) The aggregate of the fences put up for inclosure or protection; as, the fencing of a farm.
Fending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fend
Fengite (n.) A kind of marble or alabaster, sometimes used for windows on account of its transparency.
Fennish (a.) Abounding in fens; fenny.
Fenowed (a.) Corrupted; decayed; moldy. See Vinnewed.
Feodary (n.) An accomplice.
Feodary (n.) An ancient officer of the court of wards.
Feoffed (imp. & p. p.) of Feoff
Feoffee (n.) The person to whom a feoffment is made; the person enfeoffed.
Feoffer (n.) One who enfeoffs or grants a fee.
Ferding (n.) A measure of land mentioned in Domesday Book. It is supposed to have consisted of a few acres only.
Fermacy (n.) Medicine; pharmacy.
Ferment (n.) That which causes fermentation, as yeast, barm, or fermenting beer.
Ferment (n.) Intestine motion; heat; tumult; agitation.
Ferment (n.) A gentle internal motion of the constituent parts of a fluid; fermentation.
Ferment (n.) To cause ferment of fermentation in; to set in motion; to excite internal emotion in; to heat.
Ferment (v. i.) To undergo fermentation; to be in motion, or to be excited into sensible internal motion, as the constituent oarticles of an animal or vegetable fluid; to work; to effervesce.
Ferment (v. i.) To be agitated or excited by violent emotions.
Fernery (n.) A place for rearing ferns.
Feroher (n.) A symbol of the solar deity, found on monuments exhumed in Babylon, Nineveh, etc.
-ferous () A suffix signifying bearing, producing, yielding; as, auriferous, yielding gold; chyliferous, producing chyle.
Ferrara (n.) A sword bearing the mark of one of the Ferrara family of Italy. These swords were highly esteemed in England and Scotland in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Ferrary (n.) The art of working in iron.
Ferrate (n.) A salt of ferric acid.
Ferrest (a. & adv.) superl. of Fer.
Ferrier (n.) A ferryman.
Ferrous (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, iron; -- especially used of compounds of iron in which the iron has its lower valence; as, ferrous sulphate.
Ferrugo (n.) A disease of plants caused by fungi, commonly called the rust, from its resemblance to iron rust in color.
Ferrule (n.) A ring or cap of metal put round a cane, tool, handle, or other similar object, to strengthen it, or prevent splitting and wearing.
Ferrule (n.) A bushing for expanding the end of a flue to fasten it tightly in the tube plate, or for partly filling up its mouth.
Ferried (imp. & p. p.) of Ferry
Ferries (pl. ) of Ferry
Fertile (a.) Producing fruit or vegetation in abundance; fruitful; able to produce abundantly; prolific; fecund; productive; rich; inventive; as, fertile land or fields; a fertile mind or imagination.
Fertile (a.) Capable of producing fruit; fruit-bearing; as, fertile flowers.
Fertile (a.) Containing pollen; -- said of anthers.
Fertile (a.) produced in abundance; plenteous; ample.
Ferular (n.) A ferule.
Feruled (imp. & p. p.) of Ferule
Ferulic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, asafetida (Ferula asafoetida); as, ferulic acid.
Fervent (a.) Hot; glowing; boiling; burning; as, a fervent summer.
Fervent (a.) Warm in feeling; ardent in temperament; earnest; full of fervor; zealous; glowing.
Fescued (imp. & p. p.) of Fescue
Festeye (v. t.) To feast; to entertain.
Festive (a.) Pertaining to, or becoming, a feast; festal; joyous; gay; mirthful; sportive.
Festoon (n.) A garland or wreath hanging in a depending curve, used in decoration for festivals, etc.; anything arranged in this way.
Festoon (n.) A carved ornament consisting of flowers, and leaves, intermixed or twisted together, wound with a ribbon, and hanging or depending in a natural curve. See Illust. of Bucranium.
Festoon (v. t.) To form in festoons, or to adorn with festoons.
Fetched (imp. & p. p.) of Fetch
Fethcer (n.) One wo fetches or brings.
Fetlock (n.) The cushionlike projection, bearing a tuft of long hair, on the back side of the leg above the hoof of the horse and similar animals. Also, the joint of the limb at this point (between the great pastern bone and the metacarpus), or the tuft of hair.
fetters (pl. ) of Fetter
Fetuous (a.) Neat; feat.
Fetuses (pl. ) of Fetus
Feudary (a.) Held by, or pertaining to, feudal tenure.
Feudary (n.) A tenant who holds his lands by feudal service; a feudatory.
Feudary (n.) A feodary. See Feodary.
Feudist (n.) A writer on feuds; a person versed in feudal law.
Fevered (imp. & p. p.) of Fever
Feveret (n.) A slight fever.
Fewness (n.) The state of being few; smallness of number; paucity.
Fewness (n.) Brevity; conciseness.
Gearing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gear
Gearing (n.) Harness.
Gearing (n.) The parts by which motion imparted to one portion of an engine or machine is transmitted to another, considered collectively; as, the valve gearing of locomotive engine; belt gearing; esp., a train of wheels for transmitting and varying motion in machinery.
Geckoes (pl. ) of Gecko
Geering () See Gear, Gearing.
Gehenna (n.) The valley of Hinnom, near Jerusalem, where some of the Israelites sacrificed their children to Moloch, which, on this account, was afterward regarded as a place of abomination, and made a receptacle for all the refuse of the city, perpetual fires being kept up in order to prevent pestilential effluvia. In the New Testament the name is transferred, by an easy metaphor, to Hell.
Gelable (a.) Capable of being congealed; capable of being converted into jelly.
Gelatin (n.) Alt. of Gelatine
Gelding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Geld
Gelding (v. t.) A castrated animal; -- usually applied to a horse, but formerly used also of the human male.
Gelding (p. pr. a. & vb. n.) from Geld, v. t.
Gelidly (adv.) In a gelid manner; coldly.
Gemming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gem
Gemaric (a.) Pertaining to the Gemara.
Geminal (a.) A pair.
Gemmary (a.) Of or pertaining to gems.
Gemmary (n.) A receptacle for jewels or gems; a jewel house; jewels or gems, collectively.
Gemmate (a.) Having buds; reproducing by buds.
Gemmule (n.) A little leaf bud, as the plumule between the cotyledons.
Gemmule (n.) One of the buds of mosses.
Gemmule (n.) One of the reproductive spores of algae.
Gemmule (n.) An ovule.
Gemmule (n.) A bud produced in generation by gemmation.
Gemmule (n.) One of the imaginary granules or atoms which, according to Darwin's hypothesis of pangenesis, are continually being thrown off from every cell or unit, and circulate freely throughout the system, and when supplied with proper nutriment multiply by self-division and ultimately develop into cells like those from which they were derived. They are supposed to be transmitted from the parent to the offspring, but are often transmitted in a dormant state during many generations and are t
Gemsbok (n.) A South African antelope (Oryx Capensis), having long, sharp, nearly straight horns.
Genappe (n.) A worsted yarn or cord of peculiar smoothness, used in the manufacture of braid, fringe, etc.
General (a.) Relating to a genus or kind; pertaining to a whole class or order; as, a general law of animal or vegetable economy.
General (a.) Comprehending many species or individuals; not special or particular; including all particulars; as, a general inference or conclusion.
General (a.) Not restrained or limited to a precise import; not specific; vague; indefinite; lax in signification; as, a loose and general expression.
General (a.) Common to many, or the greatest number; widely spread; prevalent; extensive, though not universal; as, a general opinion; a general custom.
General (a.) Having a relation to all; common to the whole; as, Adam, our general sire.
General (a.) As a whole; in gross; for the most part.
General (a.) Usual; common, on most occasions; as, his general habit or method.
General (a.) The whole; the total; that which comprehends or relates to all, or the chief part; -- opposed to particular.
General (a.) One of the chief military officers of a government or country; the commander of an army, of a body of men not less than a brigade. In European armies, the highest military rank next below field marshal.
General (a.) The roll of the drum which calls the troops together; as, to beat the general.
General (a.) The chief of an order of monks, or of all the houses or congregations under the same rule.
General (a.) The public; the people; the vulgar.
Generic (a.) Alt. of Generical
Genesis (n.) The act of producing, or giving birth or origin to anything; the process or mode of originating; production; formation; origination.
Genesis (n.) The first book of the Old Testament; -- so called by the Greek translators, from its containing the history of the creation of the world and of the human race.
Genesis (n.) Same as Generation.
Genette (n.) One of several species of small Carnivora of the genus Genetta, allied to the civets, but having the scent glands less developed, and without a pouch.
Genette (n.) The fur of the common genet (Genetta vulgaris); also, any skin dressed in imitation of this fur.
Genetic (a.) Same as Genetical.
Genevan (a.) Of or pertaining to Geneva, in Switzerland; Genevese.
Genevan (n.) A native or inhabitant of Geneva.
Genevan (n.) A supported of Genevanism.
Genipap (n.) The edible fruit of a West Indian tree (Genipa Americana) of the order Rubiaceae. It is oval in shape, as a large as a small orange, of a pale greenish color, and with dark purple juice.
Genista (n.) A genus of plants including the common broom of Western Europe.
Genital (a.) Pertaining to generation, or to the generative organs.
Genitor (n.) One who begets; a generator; an originator.
Genitor (n.) The genitals.
Genoese (a.) Of or pertaining to Genoa, a city of Italy.
Genoese (n. sing. & pl.) A native or inhabitant of Genoa; collectively, the people of Genoa.
-genous () A suffix signifying producing, yielding; as, alkaligenous; endogenous.
Genteel (a.) Possessing or exhibiting the qualities popularly regarded as belonging to high birth and breeding; free from vulgarity, or lowness of taste or behavior; adapted to a refined or cultivated taste; polite; well-bred; as, genteel company, manners, address.
Genteel (a.) Graceful in mien or form; elegant in appearance, dress, or manner; as, the lady has a genteel person. Law.
Genteel (a.) Suited to the position of lady or a gentleman; as, to live in a genteel allowance.
Gentrie (n.) Nobility of birth or of character; gentility.
Gentian (n.) Any one of a genus (Gentiana) of herbaceous plants with opposite leaves and a tubular four- or five-lobed corolla, usually blue, but sometimes white, yellow, or red. See Illust. of Capsule.
Gentile (a.) One of a non-Jewish nation; one neither a Jew nor a Christian; a worshiper of false gods; a heathen.
Gentile (a.) Belonging to the nations at large, as distinguished from the Jews; ethnic; of pagan or heathen people.
Gentile (a.) Denoting a race or country; as, a gentile noun or adjective.
Gentoos (pl. ) of Gentoo
Genuine (a.) Belonging to, or proceeding from, the original stock; native; hence, not counterfeit, spurious, false, or adulterated; authentic; real; natural; true; pure; as, a genuine text; a genuine production; genuine materials.
Geodesy (n.) That branch of applied mathematics which determines, by means of observations and measurements, the figures and areas of large portions of the earth's surface, or the general figure and dimenshions of the earth; or that branch of surveying in which the curvature of the earth is taken into account, as in the surveys of States, or of long
Geoduck (n.) A gigantic clam (Glycimeris generosa) of the Pacific coast of North America, highly valued as an article of food.
Geogony (n.) The branch of science which treats of the formation of the earth.
Geology (n.) The science which treats: (a) Of the structure and mineral constitution of the globe; structural geology. (b) Of its history as regards rocks, minerals, rivers, valleys, mountains, climates, life, etc.; historical geology. (c) Of the causes and methods by which its structure, features, changes, and conditions have been produced; dynamical geology. See Chart of The Geological Series.
Geology (n.) A treatise on the science.
Georama (n.) A hollow globe on the inner surface of which a map of the world is depicted, to be examined by one standing inside.
Geordie (n.) A name given by miners to George Stephenson's safety lamp.
Georgic (a.) A rural poem; a poetical composition on husbandry, containing rules for cultivating lands, etc.; as, the Georgics of Virgil.
Georgic (a.) Alt. of Georgical
Gepound (n.) See Gipoun.
Gerland (n.) Alt. of Gerlond
Gerlond (n.) A garland.
Gerlind (n.) A salmon returning from the sea the second time.
Germain (a.) See Germane.
Germans (pl. ) of German
Germane (a.) Literally, near akin; hence, closely allied; appropriate or fitting; relevant.
Germens (pl. ) of Germen
Germina (pl. ) of Germen
Germule (n.) A small germ.
-gerous () A suffix signifying bearing, producing; as, calcigerous; dentigerous.
Gesling (n.) A gosling.
Gestant (a.) Bearing within; laden; burdened; pregnant.
Gestour (n.) A reciter of gests or legendary tales; a story-teller.
Gesture (n.) Manner of carrying the body; position of the body or limbs; posture.
Gesture (n.) A motion of the body or limbs expressive of sentiment or passion; any action or posture intended to express an idea or a passion, or to enforce or emphasize an argument, assertion, or opinion.
Gesture (v. t.) To accompany or illustrate with gesture or action; to gesticulate.
Gesture (v. i.) To make gestures; to gesticulate.
Getting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Get
Getting (n.) The act of obtaining or acquiring; acquisition.
Getting (n.) That which is got or obtained; gain; profit.
Heading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Head
Headily (adv.) In a heady or rash manner; hastily; rashly; obstinately.
Heading (n.) The act or state of one who, or that which, heads; formation of a head.
Heading (n.) That which stands at the head; title; as, the heading of a paper.
Heading (n.) Material for the heads of casks, barrels, etc.
Heading (n.) A gallery, drift, or adit in a mine; also, the end of a drift or gallery; the vein above a drift.
Heading (n.) The extension of a
Heading (n.) That end of a stone or brick which is presented outward.
Headmen (pl. ) of Headman
Headman (n.) A head or leading man, especially of a village community.
Headpan (n.) The brainpan.
Headway (n.) The progress made by a ship in motion; hence, progress or success of any kind.
Headway (n.) Clear space under an arch, girder, and the like, sufficient to allow of easy passing underneath.
Healing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Heal
Healall (n.) A common herb of the Mint family (Brunela vulgaris), destitute of active properties, but anciently thought a panacea.
Healful (a.) Tending or serving to heal; healing.
Healing (a.) Tending to cure; soothing; mollifying; as, the healing art; a healing salve; healing words.
Healthy (superl.) Being in a state of health; enjoying health; hale; sound; free from disease; as, a healthy chid; a healthy plant.
Healthy (superl.) Evincing health; as, a healthy pulse; a healthy complexion.
Healthy (superl.) Conducive to health; wholesome; salubrious; salutary; as, a healthy exercise; a healthy climate.
Heaping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Heap
Hearing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hear
Hearing (n.) The act or power of perceiving sound; perception of sound; the faculty or sense by which sound is perceived; as, my hearing is good.
Hearing (n.) Attention to what is delivered; opportunity to be heard; audience; as, I could not obtain a hearing.
Hearing (n.) A listening to facts and evidence, for the sake of adjudication; a session of a court for considering proofs and determining issues.
Hearing (n.) Extent within which sound may be heard; sound; earshot.
Hearken (v. i.) To listen; to lend the ear; to attend to what is uttered; to give heed; to hear, in order to obey or comply.
Hearken (v. i.) To inquire; to seek information.
Hearken (v. t.) To hear by listening.
Hearken (v. t.) To give heed to; to hear attentively.
Hearsal (n.) Rehearsal.
Hearsay (n.) Report; rumor; fame; common talk; something heard from another.
Hearted (a.) Having a heart; having (such) a heart (regarded as the seat of the affections, disposition, or character).
Hearted (a.) Shaped like a heart; cordate.
Hearted (a.) Seated or laid up in the heart.
Hearten (v. t.) To encourage; to animate; to incite or stimulate the courage of; to embolden.
Hearten (v. t.) To restore fertility or strength to, as to land.
Heating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Heat
Heathen (pl. ) of Heathen
Heathen (n.) An individual of the pagan or unbelieving nations, or those which worship idols and do not acknowledge the true God; a pagan; an idolater.
Heathen (n.) An irreligious person.
Heathen (a.) Gentile; pagan; as, a heathen author.
Heathen (a.) Barbarous; unenlightened; heathenish.
Heathen (a.) Irreligious; scoffing.
Heather (n.) Heath.
Heating (a.) That heats or imparts heat; promoting warmth or heat; exciting action; stimulating; as, heating medicines or applications.
Heaving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Heave
Heavily (adv.) In a heavy manner; with great weight; as, to bear heavily on a thing; to be heavily loaded.
Heavily (adv.) As if burdened with a great weight; slowly and laboriously; with difficulty; hence, in a slow, difficult, or suffering manner; sorrowfully.
Heaving (n.) A lifting or rising; a swell; a panting or deep sighing.
Hebenon (n.) See Henbane.
Hebraic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Hebrews, or to the language of the Hebrews.
Hectare (n.) A measure of area, or superficies, containing a hundred ares, or 10,000 square meters, and equivalent to 2.471 acres.
Heddles (pl. ) of Heddle
Hederal (a.) Of or pertaining to ivy.
Hederic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the ivy (Hedera); as, hederic acid, an acid of the acetylene series.
Hedging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hedge
Hedonic (a.) Pertaining to pleasure.
Hedonic (a.) Of or relating to Hedonism or the Hedonic sect.
Heeding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Heed
Heedful (a.) Full of heed; regarding with care; cautious; circumspect; attentive; vigilant.
Heeling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Heel
Heeltap (n.) One of the segments of leather in the heel of a shoe.
Heeltap (n.) A small portion of liquor left in a glass after drinking.
Heeltap (v. t.) To add a piece of leather to the heel of (a shoe, boot, etc.)
Hefting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Heft
Heinous (a.) Hateful; hatefully bad; flagrant; odious; atrocious; giving great great offense; -- applied to deeds or to character.
Heirdom (n.) The state of an heir; succession by inheritance.
Heiress (n.) A female heir.
Hektare (n.) Alt. of Hektometer
Helamys (n.) See Jumping hare, under Hare.
Helenin (n.) A neutral organic substance found in the root of the elecampane (Inula helenium), and extracted as a white crystal
Helical (a.) Of or pertaining to, or in the form of, a helix; spiral; as, a helical staircase; a helical spring.
Helicin (n.) A glucoside obtained as a white crystal
Helicon (n.) A mountain in Boeotia, in Greece, supposed by the Greeks to be the residence of Apollo and the Muses.
Helices (pl. ) of Helix
Helixes (pl. ) of Helix
Hellene (n.) A native of either ancient or modern Greece; a Greek.
Hellhag (n.) A hag of or fit for hell.
Hellier (v. t.) One who heles or covers; hence, a tiler, slater, or thatcher.
Hellish (a.) Of or pertaining to hell; like hell; infernal; malignant; wicked; detestable; diabolical.
Helming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Helm
Helmage (n.) Guidance; direction.
Helotry (n.) The Helots, collectively; slaves; bondsmen.
Helping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Help
Helpful (a.) Furnishing help; giving aid; assistant; useful; salutary.
Helving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Helve
Helvine (n.) Alt. of Helvite
Helvite (n.) A mineral of a yellowish color, consisting chiefly of silica, glucina, manganese, and iron, with a little sulphur.
Hemming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hem
Hematic (a.) Same as Haematic.
Hematic (n.) A medicine designed to improve the condition of the blood.
Hematin (n.) Hematoxylin.
Hematin (n.) A bluish black, amorphous substance containing iron and obtained from blood. It exists the red blood corpuscles united with globulin, and the form of hemoglobin or oxyhemoglobin gives to the blood its red color.
Heminae (pl. ) of Hemina
Hemlock (n.) The name of several poisonous umbelliferous herbs having finely cut leaves and small white flowers, as the Cicuta maculata, bulbifera, and virosa, and the Conium maculatum. See Conium.
Hemlock (n.) An evergreen tree common in North America (Abies, / Tsuga, Canadensis); hemlock spruce.
Hemlock (n.) The wood or timber of the hemlock tree.
Hemself (pron.) Alt. of Hemselven
Henbane (n.) A plant of the genus Hyoscyamus (H. niger). All parts of the plant are poisonous, and the leaves are used for the same purposes as belladonna. It is poisonous to domestic fowls; whence the name. Called also, stinking nightshade, from the fetid odor of the plant. See Hyoscyamus.
Hencoop (n.) A coop or cage for hens.
Henfish (n.) A marine fish; the sea bream.
Henfish (n.) A young bib. See Bib, n., 2.
Hennery (n.) An inclosed place for keeping hens.
Henotic (a.) Harmonizing; irenic.
Henpeck (v. t.) To subject to petty authority; -- said of a wife who thus treats her husband. Commonly used in the past participle (often adjectively).
Henware (n.) A coarse, blackish seaweed. See Badderlocks.
Henxman (n.) Henchman.
Hepatic (a.) Of or pertaining to the liver; as, hepatic artery; hepatic diseases.
Hepatic (a.) Resembling the liver in color or in form; as, hepatic cinnabar.
Hepatic (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the plants called Hepaticae, or scale mosses and liverworts.
Heptade (n.) The sum or number of seven.
Heptane (n.) Any one of several isometric hydrocarbons, C7H16, of the paraffin series (nine are possible, four are known); -- so called because the molecule has seven carbon atoms. Specifically, a colorless liquid, found as a constituent of petroleum, in the tar oil of cannel coal, etc.
Heptene (n.) Same as Heptylene.
Heptine (n.) Any one of a series of unsaturated metameric hydrocarbons, C7H12, of the acetylene series.
Heptoic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, heptane; as, heptoic acid.
Heptone (n.) A liquid hydrocarbon, C7H10, of the valylene series.
Herbage (n.) Herbs collectively; green food beasts; grass; pasture.
Herbage (n.) The liberty or right of pasture in the forest or in the grounds of another man.
Herbary (n.) A garden of herbs; a cottage garden.
Herbist (n.) A herbalist.
Herblet (n.) A small herb.
Herbose (a.) Alt. of Herbous
Herbous (a.) Abounding with herbs.
Herding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Herd
Herdess (n.) A shepherdess; a female herder.
Herdman (n.) Alt. of Herdsman
Here-at (adv.) At, or by reason of, this; as, he was offended hereat.
Heremit (n.) Alt. of Heremite
Hereout (adv.) Out of this.
Heretic (n.) One who holds to a heresy; one who believes some doctrine contrary to the established faith or prevailing religion.
Heretic (n.) One who having made a profession of Christian belief, deliberately and pertinaciously refuses to believe one or more of the articles of faith "determined by the authority of the universal church."
Heretog (n.) The leader or commander of an army; also, a marshal.
Heritor (n.) A proprietor or landholder in a parish.
Herling (n.) Alt. of Hirling
Hirling (n.) The young of the sea trout.
Hernani (n.) A thin silk or woolen goods, for women's dresses, woven in various styles and colors.
Hernias (pl. ) of Hernia
Herniae (pl. ) of Hernia
Hernial (a.) Of, or connected with, hernia.
Heroess (n.) A heroine.
Heroine (n.) A woman of an heroic spirit.
Heroine (n.) The principal female person who figures in a remarkable action, or as the subject of a poem or story.
Heroism (n.) The qualities characteristic of a hero, as courage, bravery, fortitude, unselfishness, etc.; the display of such qualities.
Heroner (n.) A hawk used in hunting the heron.
Heronry (n.) A place where herons breed.
Herring (n.) One of various species of fishes of the genus Clupea, and allied genera, esp. the common round or English herring (C. harengus) of the North Atlantic. Herrings move in vast schools, coming in spring to the shores of Europe and America, where they are salted and smoked in great quantities.
Herself (pron.) An emphasized form of the third person feminine pronoun; -- used as a subject with she; as, she herself will bear the blame; also used alone in the predicate, either in the nominative or objective case; as, it is herself; she blames herself.
Herself (pron.) Her own proper, true, or real character; hence, her right, or sane, mind; as, the woman was deranged, but she is now herself again; she has come to herself.
Hertely (a. & adv.) Hearty; heartily.
Hessian (a.) Of or relating to Hesse, in Germany, or to the Hessians.
Hessian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Hesse.
Hessian (n.) A mercenary or venal person.
Hessian (n.) See Hessian boots and cloth, under Hessian, a.
Hessite (n.) A lead-gray sectile mineral. It is a telluride of silver.
Hestern (a.) Alt. of Hesternal
Hetchel (v. t.) Same as Hatchel.
Hetero- () A combining form signifying other, other than usual, different; as, heteroclite, heterodox, heterogamous.
Hething (n.) Contempt; scorn.
Hetmans (pl. ) of Hetman
Hewhole (n.) The European green woodpecker. See Yaffle.
Hexacid (a.) Having six atoms or radicals capable of being replaced by acids; hexatomic; hexavalent; -- said of bases; as, mannite is a hexacid base.
Hexagon (n.) A plane figure of six angles.
Hexapla (sing.) A collection of the Holy Scriptures in six languages or six versions in parallel columns; particularly, the edition of the Old Testament published by Origen, in the 3d century.
Hexapod (a.) Having six feet.
Hexapod (n.) An animal having six feet; one of the Hexapoda.
Hexylic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, hexyl or hexane; as, hexylic alcohol.
Jealous (a.) Zealous; solicitous; vigilant; anxiously watchful.
Jealous (a.) Apprehensive; anxious; suspiciously watchful.
Jealous (a.) Exacting exclusive devotion; intolerant of rivalry.
Jealous (a.) Disposed to suspect rivalry in matters of interest and affection; apprehensive regarding the motives of possible rivals, or the fidelity of friends; distrustful; having morbid fear of rivalry in love or preference given to another; painfully suspicious of the faithfulness of husband, wife, or lover.
Jeering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jeer
Jeering (a.) Mocking; scoffing.
Jeering (n.) A mocking utterance.
Jehovah (n.) A Scripture name of the Supreme Being, by which he was revealed to the Jews as their covenant God or Sovereign of the theocracy; the "ineffable name" of the Supreme Being, which was not pronounced by the Jews.
Jejunal (a.) Pertaining to the jejunum.
Jejunum (n.) The middle division of the small intestine, between the duodenum and ileum; -- so called because usually found empty after death.
Jellied (a.) Brought to the state or consistence of jelly.
Jellies (pl. ) of Jelly
Jellied (imp. & p. p.) of Jelly
Jemidar (n.) The chief or leader of a hand or body of persons; esp., in the native army of India, an officer of a rank corresponding to that of lieutenant in the English army.
Jenkins (n.) name of contempt for a flatterer of persons high in social or official life; as, the Jenkins employed by a newspaper.
Jennies (pl. ) of Jenny
Jeofail (n.) An oversight in pleading, or the acknowledgment of a mistake or oversight.
Jeopard (v. t.) To put in jeopardy; to expose to loss or injury; to imperil; to hazard.
Jerguer (n.) See Jerquer.
Jerking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jerk
Jerking (n.) The act of pulling, pushing, or throwing, with a jerk.
Jerquer (n.) A customhouse officer who searches ships for unentered goods.
Jerseys (pl. ) of Jersey
Jervine (n.) A poisonous alkaloid resembling veratrine, and found with it in white hellebore (Veratrum album); -- called also jervina.
Jessant (a.) Springing up or emerging; -- said of a plant or animal.
Jesting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jest
Jestful (a.) Given to jesting; full of jokes.
Jesting (a.) Sportive; not serious; fit for jests.
Jesting (n.) The act or practice of making jests; joking; pleasantry.
Jetting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jet
Jeterus (n.) A yellowness of the parts of plants which are normally green; yellows.
Jetteau (n.) See Jet d'eau.
Jetties (pl. ) of Jetty
Jewbush (n.) A euphorbiaceous shrub of the genus Pedilanthus (P. tithymaloides), found in the West Indies, and possessing powerful emetic and drastic qualities.
Jeweled (imp. & p. p.) of Jewel
Jeweler (n.) One who makes, or deals in, jewels, precious stones, and similar ornaments.
Jewelry (n.) The art or trade of a jeweler.
Jewelry (n.) Jewels, collectively; as, a bride's jewelry.
Jewfish (n.) A very large serranoid fish (Promicrops itaiara) of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. It often reaches the weight of five hundred pounds. Its color is olivaceous or yellowish, with numerous brown spots. Called also guasa, and warsaw.
Jewfish (n.) A similar gigantic fish (Stereolepis gigas) of Southern California, valued as a food fish.
Jewfish (n.) The black grouper of Florida and Texas.
Jewfish (n.) A large herringlike fish; the tarpum.
Jezebel (n.) A bold, vicious woman; a termagant.
Kecking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Keck
Keckled (imp. & p. p.) of Keckle
Kedging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Kedge
Kedlook (n.) See Charlock.
Keeling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Keel
Keelage (n.) The right of demanding a duty or toll for a ship entering a port; also, the duty or toll.
Keelfat (n.) A cooler; a vat for cooling wort, etc.
Keeling (n.) A cod.
Keelman (n.) See Keeler, 1.
Keelson (n.) A piece of timber in a ship laid on the middle of the floor timbers over the keel, and binding the floor timbers to the keel; in iron vessels, a structure of plates, situated like the keelson of a timber ship.
Keelvat (n.) See Keelfat.
Keeping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Keep
Keeping (n.) A holding; restraint; custody; guard; charge; care; preservation.
Keeping (n.) Maintenance; support; provision; feed; as, the cattle have good keeping.
Keeping (n.) Conformity; congruity; harmony; consistency; as, these subjects are in keeping with each other.
Keeping (n.) Harmony or correspondence between the different parts of a work of art; as, the foreground of this painting is not in keeping.
Keeving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Keeve
Keitloa (n.) A black, two-horned, African rhinoceros (Atelodus keitloa). It has the posterior horn about as long as the anterior one, or even longer.
Kelpies (pl. ) of Kelpy
Kembing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Kemb
Kemelin (n.) A tub; a brewer's vessel.
Kenning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ken
Kenning (v. t.) Range of sight.
Kenning (v. t.) The limit of vision at sea, being a distance of about twenty miles.
Keramic (a.) Same as Ceramic.
Kerasin (n.) A nitrogenous substance free from phosphorus, supposed to be present in the brain; a body closely related to cerebrin.
Keratin (n.) A nitrogenous substance, or mixture of substances, containing sulphur in a loose state of combination, and forming the chemical basis of epidermal tissues, such as horn, hair, feathers, and the like. It is an insoluble substance, and, unlike elastin, is not dissolved even by gastric or pancreatic juice. By decomposition with sulphuric acid it yields leucin and tyrosin, as does albumin. Called also epidermose.
Kercher (n.) A kerchief.
Kerning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Kern
Kerseys (pl. ) of Kersey
Kestrel (n.) A small, slender European hawk (Falco alaudarius), allied to the sparrow hawk. Its color is reddish fawn, streaked and spotted with white and black. Also called windhover and stannel. The name is also applied to other allied species.
Ketchup (n.) A sauce. See Catchup.
Ketonic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, a ketone; as, a ketonic acid.
Keyhole (n.) A hole or apertupe in a door or lock, for receiving a key.
Keyhole (n.) A hole or excavation in beams intended to be joined together, to receive the key which fastens them.
Keyhole (n.) a mortise for a key or cotter.
Keynote (n.) The tonic or first tone of the scale in which a piece or passage is written; the fundamental tone of the chord, to which all the modulations of the piece are referred; -- called also key tone.
Keynote (n.) The fundamental fact or idea; that which gives the key; as, the keynote of a policy or a sermon.
Keyseat (v. t.) To form a key seat, as by cutting. See Key seat, under Key.
Leached (imp. & p. p.) of Leach
Leading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lead
Leading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lead
Leading (a.) Guiding; directing; controlling; foremost; as, a leading motive; a leading man; a leading example.
Leading (n.) The act of guiding, directing, governing, or enticing; guidance.
Leading (n.) Suggestion; hint; example.
Leadmen (pl. ) of Leadman
Leadman (n.) One who leads a dance.
Leafing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Leaf
Leafage (n.) Leaves, collectively; foliage.
Leafcup (n.) A coarse American composite weed (Polymnia Uvedalia).
Leaflet (n.) A little leaf; also, a little printed leaf or a tract.
Leaflet (n.) One of the divisions of a compound leaf; a foliole.
Leaflet (n.) A leaflike organ or part; as, a leaflet of the gills of fishes.
Leagued (imp. & p. p.) of League
Leaguer (n.) The camp of a besieging army; a camp in general.
Leaguer (n.) A siege or beleaguering.
Leaguer (v. t.) To besiege; to beleaguer.
Leaking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Leak
Leakage (n.) A leaking; also, the quantity that enters or issues by leaking.
Leakage (n.) An allowance of a certain rate per cent for the leaking of casks, or waste of liquors by leaking.
Leaning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lean
Leaning (n.) The act, or state, of inclining; inclination; tendency; as, a leaning towards Calvinism.
Lean-to (a.) Having only one slope or pitch; -- said of a roof.
Lean-to (n.) A shed or slight building placed against the wall of a larger structure and having a single-pitched roof; -- called also penthouse, and to-fall.
Leaping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Leap
Leapful (n.) A basketful.
Leaping (a. & n.) from Leap, to jump.
Learned (imp. & p. p.) of Learn
Learned (a.) Of or pertaining to learning; possessing, or characterized by, learning, esp. scholastic learning; erudite; well-informed; as, a learned scholar, writer, or lawyer; a learned book; a learned theory.
Learner (n.) One who learns; a scholar.
Leasing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lease
Leashed (imp. & p. p.) of Leash
Leasing (a.) The act of lying; falsehood; a lie or lies.
Leather (n.) The skin of an animal, or some part of such skin, tanned, tawed, or otherwise dressed for use; also, dressed hides, collectively.
Leather (n.) The skin.
Leather (v. t.) To beat, as with a thong of leather.
Leaving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Leave
Leaving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Leave
Lechery (n.) Free indulgence of lust; lewdness.
Lechery (n.) Selfish pleasure; delight.
lectern (n.) See Lecturn.
Lectica (n.) A kind of litter or portable couch.
Lection (n.) A lesson or selection, esp. of Scripture, read in divine service.
Lection (n.) A reading; a variation in the text.
Lectual (a.) Confining to the bed; as, a lectual disease.
Lecture (n.) The act of reading; as, the lecture of Holy Scripture.
Lecture (n.) A discourse on any subject; especially, a formal or methodical discourse, intended for instruction; sometimes, a familiar discourse, in contrast with a sermon.
Lecture (n.) A reprimand or formal reproof from one having authority.
Lecture (n.) A rehearsal of a lesson.
Lecture (v. t.) To read or deliver a lecture to.
Lecture (v. t.) To reprove formally and with authority.
Lecture (v. i.) To deliver a lecture or lectures.
Lecturn (n.) A choir desk, or reading desk, in some churches, from which the lections, or Scripture lessons, are chanted or read; hence, a reading desk. [Written also lectern and lettern.]
Leeched (imp. & p. p.) of Leech
Leering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Leer
Leetmen (pl. ) of Leetman
Leetman (n.) One subject to the jurisdiction of a court-leet.
Leeward (a.) Pertaining to, or in the direction of, the part or side toward which the wind blows; -- opposed to windward; as, a leeward berth; a leeward ship.
Leeward (n.) The lee side; the lee.
Leeward (adv.) Toward the lee.
Legally (adv.) In a legal manner.
Legatee (n.) One to whom a legacy is bequeathed.
Legator (n.) A testator; one who bequeaths a legacy.
Legging (n.) Alt. of Leggin
Legging () a. & vb. n., from Leg, v. t.
Leghorn (n.) A straw plaiting used for bonnets and hats, made from the straw of a particular kind of wheat, grown for the purpose in Tuscany, Italy; -- so called from Leghorn, the place of exportation.
Legible (a.) Capable of being read or deciphered; distinct to the eye; plain; -- used of writing or printing; as, a fair, legible manuscript.
Legible (a.) Capable of being discovered or understood by apparent marks or indications; as, the thoughts of men are often legible in their countenances.
Legibly (adv.) In a legible manner.
Legific (a.) Of or pertaining to making laws.
Legitim (a.) The portion of movable estate to which the children are entitled upon the death of the father.
Legless (a.) Not having a leg.
Legumen (n.) Same as Legume.
Legumin (n.) An albuminous substance resembling casein, found as a characteristic ingredient of the seeds of leguminous and grain-bearing plants.
Leister (n.) Alt. of Lister
Leisure (n.) Freedom from occupation or business; vacant time; time free from employment.
Leisure (n.) Time at one's command, free from engagement; convenient opportunity; hence, convenience; ease.
Leisure (a.) Unemployed; as, leisure hours.
Lemmata (pl. ) of Lemma
Lemming (n.) Any one of several species of small arctic rodents of the genera Myodes and Cuniculus, resembling the meadow mice in form. They are found in both hemispheres.
Lemnian (a.) Of or pertaining to the isle of Lemnos.
Lemures (n. pl.) Spirits or ghosts of the departed; specters.
Lemuria (n.) A hypothetical land, or continent, supposed by some to have existed formerly in the Indian Ocean, of which Madagascar is a remnant.
Lemurid (a. & n.) Same as Lemuroid.
Lending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lend
Lending (n.) The act of one who lends.
Lending (n.) That which is lent or furnished.
Lengest (a.) Longer; longest; -- obsolete compar. and superl. of long.
Lengthy (superl.) Having length; rather long or too long; prolix; not brief; -- said chiefly of discourses, writings, and the like.
Lenient (a.) Relaxing; emollient; softening; assuasive; -- sometimes followed by of.
Lenient (a.) Mild; clement; merciful; not rigorous or severe; as, a lenient disposition; a lenient judge or sentence.
Lenient (n.) A lenitive; an emollient.
Lentigo (n.) A freckly eruption on the skin; freckles.
Lentisk (n.) A tree; the mastic. See Mastic.
Lentoid (a.) Having the form of a lens; lens-shaped.
Lentous (a.) Viscid; viscous; tenacious.
L'envoi (n.) Alt. of L'envoy
L'envoy (n.) One or more detached verses at the end of a literary composition, serving to convey the moral, or to address the poem to a particular person; -- orig. employed in old French poetry.
L'envoy (n.) A conclusion; a result.
Leonced (a.) See Lionced.
Leonese (a.) Of or pertaining to Leon, in Spain.
Leonese (n. sing. & pl.) A native or natives of Leon.
Leonine (a.) Pertaining to, or characteristic of, the lion; as, a leonine look; leonine rapacity.
Leopard (n.) A large, savage, carnivorous mammal (Felis leopardus). It is of a yellow or fawn color, with rings or roselike clusters of black spots along the back and sides. It is found in Southern Asia and Africa. By some the panther (Felis pardus) is regarded as a variety of leopard.
Lepered (a.) Affected or tainted with leprosy.
Lepisma (n.) A genus of wingless thysanurous insects having an elongated flattened body, covered with shining scales and terminated by seven unequal bristles. A common species (Lepisma saccharina) is found in houses, and often injures books and furniture. Called also shiner, silver witch, silver moth, and furniture bug.
Leprose (a.) Covered with thin, scurfy scales.
Leprosy (n.) A cutaneous disease which first appears as blebs or as reddish, shining, slightly prominent spots, with spreading edges. These are often followed by an eruption of dark or yellowish prominent nodules, frequently producing great deformity. In one variety of the disease, anaesthesia of the skin is a prominent symptom. In addition there may be wasting of the muscles, falling out of the hair and nails, and distortion of the hands and feet with destruction of the bones and joints. It i
Leprous (a.) Infected with leprosy; pertaining to or resembling leprosy.
Leprous (a.) Leprose.
Lernaea (n.) A Linnaean genus of parasitic Entomostraca, -- the same as the family Lernaeidae.
Lernean (n.) One of a family (Lernaeidae) of parasitic Crustacea found attached to fishes and other marine animals. Some species penetrate the skin and flesh with the elongated head, and feed on the viscera. See Illust. in Appendix.
Lesbian (a.) Of or pertaining to the island anciently called Lesbos, now Mitylene, in the Grecian Archipelago.
Letting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Let
Lethean (a.) Of or pertaining to Lethe; resembling in effect the water of Lethe.
Letheed (a.) Caused by Lethe.
Letheon (n.) Sulphuric ether used as an anaesthetic agent.
Let-off (n.) A device for letting off, releasing, or giving forth, as the warp from the cylinder of a loom.
Lettern (n.) See Lecturn.
Lettish (a.) Of or pertaining to the Letts.
Lettish (n.) The language spoken by the Letts. See Lettic.
Lettuce (n.) A composite plant of the genus Lactuca (L. sativa), the leaves of which are used as salad. Plants of this genus yield a milky juice, from which lactucarium is obtained. The commonest wild lettuce of the United States is L. Canadensis.
Letuary (n.) Electuary.
Leucite (n.) A mineral having a glassy fracture, occurring in translucent trapezohedral crystals. It is a silicate of alumina and potash. It is found in the volcanic rocks of Italy, especially at Vesuvius.
Leucite (n.) A leucoplast.
Leucoma (n.) A white opacity in the cornea of the eye; -- called also albugo.
Leucous (a.) White; -- applied to albinos, from the whiteness of their skin and hair.
Levator (n.) A muscle that serves to raise some part, as the lip or the eyelid.
Levator (n.) A surgical instrument used to raise a depressed part of the skull.
Leveful (n.) Allowable; permissible; lawful.
Leveled (imp. & p. p.) of Level
Leveler (n.) One who, or that which, levels.
Leveler (n.) One who would remove social inequalities or distinctions; a socialist.
Levelly (adv.) In an even or level manner.
Leveret (n.) A hare in the first year of its age.
Levesel (n.) A leafy shelter; a place covered with foliage.
Leviner (n.) A swift hound.
Levulin (n.) A substance resembling dextrin, obtained from the bulbs of the dahlia, the artichoke, and other sources, as a colorless, spongy, amorphous material. It is so called because by decomposition it yields levulose.
Levying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Levy
Lexical (a.) Of or pertaining to a lexicon, to lexicography, or words; according or conforming to a lexicon.
Lexicon (n.) A vocabulary, or book containing an alphabetical arrangement of the words in a language or of a considerable number of them, with the definition of each; a dictionary; especially, a dictionary of the Greek, Hebrew, or Latin language.
Meacock (n.) An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
Meadowy (a.) Of or pertaining to meadows; resembling, or consisting of, meadow.
Meaking (n.) The process of picking out the oakum from the seams of a vessel which is to be recalked.
Mealies (n. pl.) Maize or Indian corn; -- the common name in South Africa.
Meaning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mean
Meander (n.) A winding, crooked, or involved course; as, the meanders of the veins and arteries.
Meander (n.) A tortuous or intricate movement.
Meander (n.) Fretwork. See Fret.
Meander (v. t.) To wind, turn, or twist; to make flexuous.
Meander (v. i.) To wind or turn in a course or passage; to be intricate.
Meandry (a.) Winding; flexuous.
Meaning (n.) That which is meant or intended; intent; purpose; aim; object; as, a mischievous meaning was apparent.
Meaning (n.) That which is signified, whether by act lanquage; signification; sence; import; as, the meaning of a hint.
Meaning (n.) Sense; power of thinking.
Measled (a.) Infected or spotted with measles, as pork.
Measles (n.) Leprosy; also, a leper.
Measles (n.) A contagious febrile disorder commencing with catarrhal symptoms, and marked by the appearance on the third day of an eruption of distinct red circular spots, which coalesce in a crescentic form, are slightly raised above the surface, and after the fourth day of the eruption gradually dec
Measles (n.) A disease of cattle and swine in which the flesh is filled with the embryos of different varieties of the tapeworm.
Measles (n.) A disease of trees.
Measles (n.) The larvae of any tapeworm (Taenia) in the cysticerus stage, when contained in meat. Called also bladder worms.
Measure (n.) A standard of dimension; a fixed unit of quantity or extent; an extent or quantity in the fractions or multiples of which anything is estimated and stated; hence, a rule by which anything is adjusted or judged.
Measure (n.) An instrument by means of which size or quantity is measured, as a graduated
Measure (n.) The dimensions or capacity of anything, reckoned according to some standard; size or extent, determined and stated; estimated extent; as, to take one's measure for a coat.
Measure (n.) The contents of a vessel by which quantity is measured; a quantity determined by a standard; a stated or limited quantity or amount.
Measure (n.) Extent or degree not excessive or beyong bounds; moderation; due restraint; esp. in the phrases, in measure; with measure; without or beyond measure.
Measure (n.) Determined extent, not to be exceeded; limit; allotted share, as of action, influence, ability, or the like; due proportion.
Measure (n.) The quantity determined by measuring, especially in buying and selling; as, to give good or full measure.
Measure (n.) Undefined quantity; extent; degree.
Measure (n.) Regulated division of movement
Measure (n.) A regulated movement corresponding to the time in which the accompanying music is performed; but, especially, a slow and stately dance, like the minuet.
Measure (n.) The group or grouping of beats, caused by the regular recurrence of accented beats.
Measure (n.) The space between two bars.<
Measure (a.) The manner of ordering and combining the quantities, or long and short syllables; meter; rhythm; hence, a foot; as, a poem in iambic measure.
Measure (a.) A number which is contained in a given number a number of times without a remainder; as in the phrases, the common measure, the greatest common measure, etc., of two or more numbers.
Measure (a.) A step or definite part of a progressive course or policy; a means to an end; an act designed for the accomplishment of an object; as, political measures; prudent measures; an inefficient measure.
Measure (a.) The act of measuring; measurement.
Measure (a.) Beds or strata; as, coal measures; lead measures.
Measure (n.) To ascertain by use of a measuring instrument; to compute or ascertain the extent, quantity, dimensions, or capacity of, by a certain rule or standard; to take the dimensions of; hence, to estimate; to judge of; to value; to appraise.
Measure (n.) To serve as the measure of; as, the thermometer measures changes of temperature.
Measure (n.) To pass throught or over in journeying, as if laying off and determining the distance.
Measure (n.) To adjust by a rule or standard.
Measure (n.) To allot or distribute by measure; to set off or apart by measure; -- often with out or off.
Measure (v. i.) To make a measurement or measurements.
Measure (v. i.) To result, or turn out, on measuring; as, the grain measures well; the pieces measure unequally.
Measure (v. i.) To be of a certain size or quantity, or to have a certain length, breadth, or thickness, or a certain capacity according to a standard measure; as, cloth measures three fourths of a yard; a tree measures three feet in diameter.
Mechlin (n.) A kind of lace made at, or originating in, Mechlin, in Belgium.
Meconic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, the poppy or opium; specif. (Chem.), designating an acid related to aconitic acid, found in opium and extracted as a white crystal
Meconin (n.) A substance regarded as an anhydride of meconinic acid, existing in opium and extracted as a white crystal
Medaled (imp. & p. p.) of Medal
Medalet (n.) A small medal.
Meddled (imp. & p. p.) of Meddle
Meddler (n.) One who meddles; one who interferes or busies himself with things in which he has no concern; an officious person; a busybody.
Mediacy (n.) The state or quality of being mediate.
Mediant (n.) The third above the keynote; -- so called because it divides the interval between the tonic and dominant into two thirds.
Mediate (a.) Being between the two extremes; middle; interposed; intervening; intermediate.
Mediate (a.) Acting by means, or by an intervening cause or instrument; not direct or immediate; acting or suffering through an intervening agent or condition.
Mediate (a.) Gained or effected by a medium or condition.
Mediate (a.) To be in the middle, or between two; to intervene.
Mediate (a.) To interpose between parties, as the equal friend of each, esp. for the purpose of effecting a reconciliation or agreement; as, to mediate between nations.
Mediate (v. t.) To effect by mediation or interposition; to bring about as a mediator, instrument, or means; as, to mediate a peace.
Mediate (v. t.) To divide into two equal parts.
Medical (a.) Of, pertaining to, or having to do with, the art of healing disease, or the science of medicine; as, the medical profession; medical services; a medical dictionary; medical jurisprudence.
Medical (a.) Containing medicine; used in medicine; medicinal; as, the medical properties of a plant.
Mediety (n.) The middle part; half; moiety.
Mediums (pl. ) of Medium
Medleys (pl. ) of Medley
Medrick (n.) A species of gull or tern.
Medulla (n.) Marrow; pith; hence, essence.
Medulla (n.) The marrow of bones; the deep or inner portion of an organ or part; as, the medulla, or medullary substance, of the kidney; specifically, the medula oblongata.
Medulla (n.) A soft tissue, occupying the center of the stem or branch of a plant; pith.
Medusae (pl. ) of Medusa
Meedful (a.) Worthy of meed, reward, or recompense; meritorious.
Meerkat (n.) A South African carnivore (Cynictis penicillata), allied to the ichneumons.
Meeting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Meet
Meeting (n.) A coming together; an assembling; as, the meeting of Congress.
Meeting (n.) A junction, crossing, or union; as, the meeting of the roads or of two rivers.
Meeting (n.) A congregation; a collection of people; a convention; as, a large meeting; an harmonius meeting.
Meeting (n.) An assembly for worship; as, to attend meeting on Sunday; -- in England, applied distinctively and disparagingly to the worshiping assemblies of Dissenters.
Megalo- () Combining forms signifying: (a) Great, extended, powerful; as, megascope, megacosm.
Megalo- () A million times, a million of; as, megameter, a million meters; megafarad, a million farads; megohm, a million ohms.
Megalo- () See Meg-.
Megaric (a.) Belonging, or pertaining, to Megara, a city of ancient Greece.
Megasse (n.) See Bagasse.
Megilph (n.) A gelatinous compound of linseed oil and mastic varnish, used by artists as a vehicle for colors.
Meiosis (n.) Diminution; a species of hyperbole, representing a thing as being less than it really is.
Melaena (n.) A discharge from the bowels of black matter, consisting of altered blood.
Melange (n.) A mixture; a medley.
Melanic (a.) Melanotic.
Melanic (a.) Of or pertaining to the black-haired races.
Melanin (n.) A black pigment found in the pigment-bearing cells of the skin (particularly in the skin of the negro), in the epithelial cells of the external layer of the retina (then called fuscin), in the outer layer of the choroid, and elsewhere. It is supposed to be derived from the decomposition of hemoglobin.
Melasma (n.) A dark discoloration of the skin, usually local; as, Addison's melasma, or Addison's disease.
Meletin (n.) See Quercitin.
Melilot (n.) Any species of Melilotus, a genus of leguminous herbs having a vanillalike odor; sweet clover; hart's clover. The blue melilot (Melilotus caerulea) is used in Switzerland to give color and flavor to sapsago cheese.
Melisma (n.) A piece of melody; a song or tune, -- as opposed to recitative or musical declamation.
Melisma (n.) A grace or embellishment.
Melissa (n.) A genus of labiate herbs, including the balm, or bee balm (Melissa officinalis).
Mellate (n.) A mellitate.
Melligo (n.) Honeydew.
Mellite (n.) A mineral of a honey color, found in brown coal, and partly the result of vegetable decomposition; honeystone. It is a mellitate of alumina.
Mellone (n.) A yellow powder, C6H3N9, obtained from certain sulphocyanates. It has acid properties and forms compounds called mellonides.
Mellowy (a.) Soft; unctuous.
Melluco (n.) A climbing plant (Ullucus officinalis) of the Andes, having tuberous roots which are used as a substitute for potatoes.
Melodic (a.) Of the nature of melody; relating to, containing, or made up of, melody; melodious.
Melrose (n.) Honey of roses.
Melting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Melt
Melting (n.) Liquefaction; the act of causing (something) to melt, or the process of becoming melted.
Melting (a.) Causing to melt; becoming melted; -- used literally or figuratively; as, a melting heat; a melting appeal; a melting mood.
Membral (a.) Relating to a member.
Memento (n.) A hint, suggestion, token, or memorial, to awaken memory; that which reminds or recalls to memory; a souvenir.
Meminna (n.) A small deerlet, or chevrotain, of India.
Memoirs (n.) A memorial account; a history composed from personal experience and memory; an account of transactions or events (usually written in familiar style) as they are remembered by the writer. See History, 2.
Memoirs (n.) A memorial of any individual; a biography; often, a biography written without special regard to method and completeness.
Memoirs (n.) An account of something deemed noteworthy; an essay; a record of investigations of any subject; the journals and proceedings of a society.
Memoria (n.) Memory.
Menaced (imp. & p. p.) of Menace
Menacer (n.) One who menaces.
Menaion (n.) A work of twelve volumes, each containing the offices in the Greek Church for a month; also, each volume of the same.
Mending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mend
Mendole (n.) The cackerel.
Menisci (pl. ) of Meniscus
Meniver (a.) Same as Miniver.
Menthol (n.) A white, crystal
Menthyl (n.) A compound radical forming the base of menthol.
Mention (n.) A speaking or notice of anything, -- usually in a brief or cursory manner. Used especially in the phrase to make mention of.
Mention (v. t.) To make mention of; to speak briefly of; to name.
Mercery (n.) The trade of mercers; the goods in which a mercer deals.
Mercify (v. t.) To pity.
Mercury (n.) A Latin god of commerce and gain; -- treated by the poets as identical with the Greek Hermes, messenger of the gods, conductor of souls to the lower world, and god of eloquence.
Mercury (n.) A metallic element mostly obtained by reduction from cinnabar, one of its ores. It is a heavy, opaque, glistening liquid (commonly called quicksilver), and is used in barometers, thermometers, ect. Specific gravity 13.6. Symbol Hg (Hydrargyrum). Atomic weight 199.8. Mercury has a molecule which consists of only one atom. It was named by the alchemists after the god Mercury, and designated by his symbol, /.
Mercury (n.) One of the planets of the solar system, being the one nearest the sun, from which its mean distance is about 36,000,000 miles. Its period is 88 days, and its diameter 3,000 miles.
Mercury (n.) A carrier of tidings; a newsboy; a messenger; hence, also, a newspaper.
Mercury (n.) Sprightly or mercurial quality; spirit; mutability; fickleness.
Mercury (n.) A plant (Mercurialis annua), of the Spurge family, the leaves of which are sometimes used for spinach, in Europe.
Mercury (v. t.) To wash with a preparation of mercury.
Mercies (pl. ) of Mercy
Merging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Merge
Merinos (pl. ) of Merino
Merited (imp. & p. p.) of Merit
Meritot (n.) A play of children, in swinging on ropes, or the like, till they are dizzy.
Merling (n.) The European whiting.
Merluce (n.) The European hake; -- called also herring hake and sea pike.
Mermaid (n.) A fabled marine creature, typically represented as having the upper part like that of a woman, and the lower like a fish; a sea nymph, sea woman, or woman fish.
Merrily (adv.) In a merry manner; with mirth; with gayety and laughter; jovially. See Mirth, and Merry.
Mersion (n.) Immersion.
Mesally (adv.) Same as Mesially.
Meseems (v. impers.) It seems to me.
Meselry (n.) Leprosy.
Meshing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mesh
Mesityl (n.) A hypothetical radical formerly supposed to exist in mesityl oxide.
Mesozoa (n. pl.) A group of very lowly organized, wormlike parasites, including the Dicyemata. They are found in cephalopods. See Dicyemata.
Mesquit (n.) A name for two trees of the southwestern part of North America, the honey mesquite, and screw-pod mesquite.
Messing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mess
Message (n.) Any notice, word, or communication, written or verbal, sent from one person to another.
Message (n.) Hence, specifically, an official communication, not made in person, but delivered by a messenger; as, the President's message.
Message (v. t.) To bear as a message.
Message (n.) A messenger.
Messiad (n.) A German epic poem on the Messiah, by Klopstock.
Messiah (n.) The expected king and deliverer of the Hebrews; the Savior; Christ.
Messias (n.) The Messiah.
Mestino (n.) See Mestizo.
Mestizo (n.) The offspring of an Indian or a negro and a European or person of European stock.
Metaled (imp. & p. p.) of Metal
Metamer (n.) Any one of several metameric forms of the same substance, or of different substances having the same composition; as, xylene has three metamers, viz., orthoxylene, metaxylene, and paraxylene.
Metayer (a.) One who cultivates land for a share (usually one half) of its yield, receiving stock, tools, and seed from the landlord.
Metazoa (n. pl.) Those animals in which the protoplasmic mass, constituting the egg, is converted into a multitude of cells, which are metamorphosed into the tissues of the body. A central cavity is commonly developed, and the cells around it are at first arranged in two layers, -- the ectoderm and endoderm. The group comprises nearly all animals except the Protozoa.
Methane (n.) A light, colorless, gaseous, inflammable hydrocarbon, CH4; marsh gas. See Marsh gas, under Gas.
Methene (n.) See Methylene.
Methide (n.) A binary compound of methyl with some element; as, aluminium methide, Al2(CH3)6.
Metisse (n. f.) The offspring of a white person and an American Indian.
Metisse (n. f.) The offspring of a white person and a quadroon; an octoroon.
Metoche (n.) The space between two dentils.
Metoche (n.) The space between two triglyphs.
Metonic (a.) Pertaining to, or discovered by, Meton, the Athenian.
Metopic (a.) Of or pertaining to the forehead or frontal bones; frontal; as, the metopic suture.
Metrify (v. i.) To make verse.
Metrist (n.) A maker of verses.
Mettled (a.) Having mettle; high-spirited; ardent; full of fire.
Mewling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mewl
Mexical (mexcal.) See Mescal.
Mexican (a.) Of or pertaining to Mexico or its people.
Mexican (n.) A native or inhabitant of Mexico.
Nearing (p. pr. & vb. n) of Near
Neatify (v. t.) To make neat.
Nebalia (n.) A genus of small marine Crustacea, considered the type of a distinct order (Nebaloidea, or Phyllocarida.)
Neb-neb (n.) Same as Bablh.
Nebulae (pl. ) of Nebula
Nebular (a.) Of or pertaining to nebulae; of the nature of, or resembling, a nebula.
Necking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Neck
Necking (n.) Same as Neckmold.
necklet (n.) A necklace.
Necktie (n.) A scarf, band, or kerchief of silk, etc., passing around the neck or collar and tied in front; a bow of silk, etc., fastened in front of the neck.
Necrose (v. t. & i.) To affect with necrosis; to unergo necrosis.
Nectary (n.) That part of a blossom which secretes nectar, usually the base of the corolla or petals; also, the spur of such flowers as the larkspur and columbine, whether nectariferous or not. See the Illustration of Nasturtium.
Neddies (pl. ) of Neddy
Needing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Need
Needful (a.) Full of need; in need or want; needy; distressing.
Needful (a.) Necessary for supply or relief; requisite.
Needily (adv.) In a needy condition or manner; necessarily.
Needler (n.) One who makes or uses needles; also, a dealer in needles.
Needsly (adv.) Of necessity.
Neesing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Neese
Neesing (n.) Sneezing.
Nefasch (n.) Any fish of the genus Distichodus. Several large species inhabit the Nile.
Neglect (adv.) Not to attend to with due care or attention; to forbear one's duty in regard to; to suffer to pass unimproved, unheeded, undone, etc.; to omit; to disregard; to slight; as, to neglect duty or business; to neglect to pay debts.
Neglect (adv.) To omit to notice; to forbear to treat with attention or respect; to slight; as, to neglect strangers.
Neglect (v.) Omission of proper attention; avoidance or disregard of duty, from heedlessness, indifference, or willfulness; failure to do, use, or heed anything; culpable disregard; as, neglect of business, of health, of economy.
Neglect (v.) Omission if attention or civilities; slight; as, neglect of strangers.
Neglect (v.) Habitual carelessness; negligence.
Neglect (v.) The state of being disregarded, slighted, or neglected.
Negress (n.) A black woman; a female negro.
Negrita (n.) A blackish fish (Hypoplectrus nigricans), of the Sea-bass family. It is a native of the West Indies and Florida.
Negroes (pl. ) of Negro
Negroid (a.) Characteristic of the negro.
Negroid (a.) Resembling the negro or negroes; of or pertaining to those who resemble the negro.
Neighed (imp. & p. p.) of Neigh
Neither (a.) Not either; not the one or the other.
Neither (conj.) not either; generally used to introduce the first of two or more coordinate clauses of which those that follow begin with nor.
Nelumbo (n.) A genus of great water lilies. The North American species is Nelumbo lutea, the Asiatic is the sacred lotus, N. speciosa.
Nemato- () A combining form from Gr. nh^ma, nh`matos, a thread.
Calyxes (pl. ) of Nematocalyx
Nemesis (n.) The goddess of retribution or vengeance; hence, retributive justice personified; divine vengeance.
Nemoral (a.) Of or pertaining to a wood or grove.
Neocene (a.) More recent than the Eocene, that is, including both the Miocene and Pliocene divisions of the Tertiary.
Neology (n.) The introduction of a new word, or of words or significations, into a language; as, the present nomenclature of chemistry is a remarkable instance of neology.
Neology (n.) A new doctrine; esp. (Theol.), a doctrine at variance with the received interpretation of revealed truth; a new method of theological interpretation; rationalism.
Neonism (n.) Neologism.
Neorama (n.) A panorama of the interior of a building, seen from within.
Neozoic (a.) More recent than the Paleozoic, -- that is, including the Mesozoic and Cenozoic.
Nepotal (a.) Of or relating to a nephew.
Nepotic (a.) Of or pertaining to npotism.
Neptune (n.) The son of Saturn and Ops, the god of the waters, especially of the sea. He is represented as bearing a trident for a scepter.
Neptune (n.) The remotest known planet of our system, discovered -- as a result of the computations of Leverrier, of Paris -- by Galle, of Berlin, September 23, 1846. Its mean distance from the sun is about 2,775,000,000 miles, and its period of revolution is about 164,78 years.
Nereids (pl. ) of Nereid
Nervate (a.) Nerved.
Nerving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nerve
Nervine (a.) Having the quality of acting upon or affecting the nerves; quieting nervous excitement.
Nervine (n.) A nervine agent.
Nervose (a.) Same as Nerved.
Nervous (a.) possessing nerve; sinewy; strong; vigorous.
Nervous (a.) Possessing or manifesting vigor of mind; characterized by strength in sentiment or style; forcible; spirited; as, a nervous writer.
Nervous (a.) Of or pertaining to the nerves; seated in the nerves; as, nervous excitement; a nervous fever.
Nervous (a.) Having the nerves weak, diseased, or easily excited; subject to, or suffering from, undue excitement of the nerves; easily agitated or annoyed.
Nervous (a.) Sensitive; excitable; timid.
Nervure (n.) One of the nerves of leaves.
Nervure (n.) One of the chitinous supports, or veins, in the wings of incests.
Nestful (n.) As much or many as will fill a nest.
Nestled (imp. & p. p.) of Nestle
Netting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Net
Netting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Net
Netfish (n.) An astrophyton.
Netting (n.) The act or process of making nets or network, or of forming meshes, as for fancywork, fishing nets, etc.
Netting (n.) A piece of network; any fabric, made of cords, threads, wires, or the like, crossing one another with open spaces between.
Netting (n.) A network of ropes used for various purposes, as for holding the hammocks when not in use, also for stowing sails, and for hoisting from the gunwale to the rigging to hinder an enemy from boarding.
Netting (n.) Urine.
Nettled (imp. & p. p.) of Nettle
Nettler (n.) One who nettles.
Nettles (n. pl.) The halves of yarns in the unlaid end of a rope twisted for pointing or grafting.
Nettles (n. pl.) Small
Nettles (n. pl.) Reef points.
Network (n.) A fabric of threads, cords, or wires crossing each other at certain intervals, and knotted or secured at the crossings, thus leaving spaces or meshes between them.
Network (n.) Any system of
Neurine (n.) A poisonous organic base (a ptomaine) formed in the decomposition of protagon with boiling baryta water, and in the putrefraction of proteid matter. It was for a long time considered identical with cho
Neurism (n.) Nerve force. See Vital force, under Vital.
Neuroma (n.) A tumor developed on, or connected with, a nerve, esp. one consisting of new-formed nerve fibers.
Neurula (n.) An embryo or certain invertebrates in the stage when the primitive band is first developed.
Neutral (a.) Not engaged on either side; not taking part with or assisting either of two or more contending parties; neuter; indifferent.
Neutral (a.) Neither good nor bad; of medium quality; middling; not decided or pronounced.
Neutral (a.) Neuter. See Neuter, a., 3.
Neutral (a.) Having neither acid nor basic properties; unable to turn red litmus blue or blue litmus red; -- said of certain salts or other compounds. Contrasted with acid, and alka
Neutral (n.) A person or a nation that takes no part in a contest between others; one who is neutral.
Newborn (a.) Recently born.
Newcome (a.) Recently come.
Newness (n.) The quality or state of being new; as, the newness of a system; the newness of a scene; newness of life.
newsboy (n.) A boy who distributes or sells newspaper.
Newsmen (pl. ) of Newsman
Newsman (n.) One who brings news.
Newsman (n.) A man who distributes or sells newspapers.
Nexible (a.) That may be knit together.
Oeiliad (n.) Alt. of Oeillade
Oenomel (n.) Wine mixed with honey; mead,
Oestrus (n.) A genus of gadflies. The species which deposits its larvae in the nasal cavities of sheep is oestrus ovis.
Oestrus (n.) A vehement desire; esp. (Physiol.), the periodical sexual impulse of animals; heat; rut.
Peabird (n.) The wryneck; -- so called from its note.
Peacher (n.) One who peaches.
Peacock (n.) The male of any pheasant of the genus Pavo, of which at least two species are known, native of Southern Asia and the East Indies.
Peacock (n.) In common usage, the species in general or collectively; a peafowl.
Peafowl (n.) The peacock or peahen; any species of Pavo.
Peagrit (n.) A coarse pisolitic limestone. See Pisolite.
Peaking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Peak
Peaking (a.) Mean; sneaking.
Peaking (a.) Pining; sickly; peakish.
Peakish (a.) Of or relating to a peak; or to peaks; belonging to a mountainous region.
Peakish (a.) Having peaks; peaked.
Peakish (a.) Having features thin or sharp, as from sickness; hence, sickly.
Pealing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Peal
Peanism (n.) The song or shout of praise, of battle, or of triumph.
Peasant (n.) A countryman; a rustic; especially, one of the lowest class of tillers of the soil in European countries.
Peasant (a.) Rustic, rural.
Peascod (n.) The legume or pericarp, or the pod, of the pea.
Pebbled (imp. & p. p.) of Pebble
Pebbled (a.) Abounding in pebbles.
Pebrine (n.) An epidemic disease of the silkworm, characterized by the presence of minute vibratory corpuscles in the blood.
Peccant (a.) Sinning; guilty of transgression; criminal; as, peccant angels.
Peccant (a.) Morbid; corrupt; as, peccant humors.
Peccant (a.) Wrong; defective; faulty.
Peccant (n.) An offender.
Peccary (n.) A pachyderm of the genus Dicotyles.
Peccavi () I have sinned; -- used colloquially to express confession or acknowledgment of an offense.
Pecking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Peck
Peckish (a.) Inc
Peckled (a.) Speckled; spotted.
Pectate (n.) A salt of pectic acid.
Pectize (v. i.) To congeal; to change into a gelatinous mass.
Pectose (n.) An amorphous carbohydrate found in the vegetable kingdom, esp. in unripe fruits. It is associated with cellulose, and is converted into substances of the pectin group.
Pectous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or consisting of, pectose.
Pectora (pl. ) of Pectus
Pedagog (n.) Pedagogue.
Pedanty (n.) An assembly or clique of pedants.
Peddled (imp. & p. p.) of Peddle
Peddler (n.) One who peddles; a traveling trader; one who travels about, retailing small wares; a hawker.
Pedesis (n.) Same as Brownian movement, under Brownian.
Pedicel (n.) A stalk which supports one flower or fruit, whether solitary or one of many ultimate divisions of a common peduncle. See Peduncle, and Illust. of Flower.
Pedicel (n.) A slender support of any special organ, as that of a capsule in mosses, an air vesicle in algae, or a sporangium in ferns.
Pedicel (n.) A slender stem by which certain of the lower animals or their eggs are attached. See Illust. of Aphis lion.
Pedicel (n.) The ventral part of each side of the neural arch connecting with the centrum of a vertebra.
Pedicel (n.) An outgrowth of the frontal bones, which supports the antlers or horns in deer and allied animals.
Pedicle (n.) Same as Pedicel.
Peeling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Peel
Peeping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Peep
Peering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Peer
Peerage (n.) The rank or dignity of a peer.
Peerage (n.) The body of peers; the nobility, collectively.
Peerdom (n.) Peerage; also, a lordship.
Peeress (n.) The wife of a peer; a woman ennobled in her own right, or by right of marriage.
Peevish (a.) Habitually fretful; easily vexed or fretted; hard to please; apt to complain; querulous; petulant.
Peevish (a.) Expressing fretfulness and discontent, or unjustifiable dissatisfaction; as, a peevish answer.
Peevish (a.) Silly; childish; trifling.
Pegging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Peg
Pegador (n.) A species of remora (Echeneis naucrates). See Remora.
Pegasus (n.) A winged horse fabled to have sprung from the body of Medusa when she was slain. He is noted for causing, with a blow of his hoof, Hippocrene, the inspiring fountain of the Muses, to spring from Mount Helicon. On this account he is, in modern times, associated with the Muses, and with ideas of poetic inspiration.
Pegasus (n.) A northen constellation near the vernal equinoctial point. Its three brightest stars, with the brightest star of Andromeda, form the square of Pegasus.
Pegasus (n.) A genus of small fishes, having large pectoral fins, and the body covered with hard, bony plates. Several species are known from the East Indies and China.
Pegging (n.) The act or process of fastening with pegs.
Pehlevi (n.) An ancient Persian dialect in which words were partly represented by their Semitic equivalents. It was in use from the 3d century (and perhaps earlier) to the middle of the 7th century, and later in religious writings.
Peitrel (n.) See Peytrel.
Pelagic (a.) Of or pertaining to the ocean; -- applied especially to animals that live at the surface of the ocean, away from the coast.
Pelecan (n.) See Pelican.
Pelfish (a.) Of or pertaining to pelf.
Pelfray (n.) Alt. of Pelfry
Pelican (n.) Any large webfooted bird of the genus Pelecanus, of which about a dozen species are known. They have an enormous bill, to the lower edge of which is attached a pouch in which captured fishes are temporarily stored.
Pelican (n.) A retort or still having a curved tube or tubes leading back from the head to the body for continuous condensation and redistillation.
Pelioma (n.) A livid ecchymosis.
Pelioma (n.) See Peliom.
Pelisse (n.) An outer garment for men or women, originally of fur, or
Pellack (n.) A porpoise.
Pellage (n.) A customs duty on skins of leather.
Pellile (n.) The redshank; -- so called from its note.
Pelmata (pl. ) of Pelma
Peloria (n.) Abnormal regularity; the state of certain flowers, which, being naturally irregular, have become regular through a symmetrical repetition of the special irregularity.
Peloric (a.) Abnormally regular or symmetrical.
Pelting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pelt
Peltate (a.) Alt. of Peltated
Pelting (a.) Mean; paltry.
Penning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pen
Penning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pen
Penally (adv.) In a penal manner.
Penalty (n.) Penal retribution; punishment for crime or offense; the suffering in person or property which is annexed by law or judicial decision to the commission of a crime, offense, or trespass.
Penalty (n.) The suffering, or the sum to be forfeited, to which a person subjects himself by covenant or agreement, in case of nonfulfillment of stipulations; forfeiture; fine.
Penalty (n.) A handicap.
Penance (n.) Repentance.
Penance (n.) Pain; sorrow; suffering.
Penance (n.) A means of repairing a sin committed, and obtaining pardon for it, consisting partly in the performance of expiatory rites, partly in voluntary submission to a punishment corresponding to the transgression. Penance is the fourth of seven sacraments in the Roman Catholic Church.
Penance (v. t.) To impose penance; to punish.
Penates (n. pl.) The household gods of the ancient Romans. They presided over the home and the family hearth. See Lar.
Penaunt (n.) A penitent.
Pending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pend
Pendant (n.) Something which hangs or depends; something suspended; a hanging appendage, especially one of an ornamental character; as to a chandelier or an eardrop; also, an appendix or addition, as to a book.
Pendant (n.) A hanging ornament on roofs, ceilings, etc., much used in the later styles of Gothic architecture, where it is of stone, and an important part of the construction. There are imitations in plaster and wood, which are mere decorative features.
Pendant (n.) One of a pair; a counterpart; as, one vase is the pendant to the other vase.
Pendant (n.) A pendulum.
Pendant (n.) The stem and ring of a watch, by which it is suspended.
Pendent (a.) Supported from above; suspended; depending; pendulous; hanging; as, a pendent leaf.
Pendent (a.) Jutting over; projecting; overhanging.
Pendice (n.) A sloping roof; a lean-to; a penthouse.
Pending (a.) Not yet decided; in continuance; in suspense; as, a pending suit.
Pending (prep.) During; as, pending the trail.
Pendule (n.) A pendulum.
Penfish (n.) A squid.
Penfold (n.) See Pinfold.
Penguin (n.) Any bird of the order Impennes, or Ptilopteri. They are covered with short, thick feathers, almost scalelike on the wings, which are without true quills. They are unable to fly, but use their wings to aid in diving, in which they are very expert. See King penguin, under Jackass.
Penguin (n.) The egg-shaped fleshy fruit of a West Indian plant (Bromelia Pinguin) of the Pineapple family; also, the plant itself, which has rigid, pointed, and spiny-toothed leaves, and is used for hedges.
Penible (a.) Painstaking; assidous.
Penicil (n.) A tent or pledget for wounds or ulcers.
Pennach (n.) A bunch of feathers; a plume.
Pennage (n.) Feathery covering; plumage.
Pennant (n.) A small flag; a pennon. The narrow, / long, pennant (called also whip or coach whip) is a long, narrow piece of bunting, carried at the masthead of a government vessel in commission. The board pennant is an oblong, nearly square flag, carried at the masthead of a commodore's vessel.
Pennant (n.) A rope or strap to which a purchase is hooked.
Pennate (a.) Alt. of Pennated
Pennies (pl. ) of Penny
Penrack (n.) A rack for pens not in use.
Pensile (a.) Hanging; suspended; pendent; pendulous.
Pension (n.) A payment; a tribute; something paid or given.
Pension (n.) A stated allowance to a person in consideration of past services; payment made to one retired from service, on account of age, disability, or other cause; especially, a regular stipend paid by a government to retired public officers, disabled soldiers, the families of soldiers killed in service, or to meritorious authors, or the like.
Pension (n.) A certain sum of money paid to a clergyman in lieu of tithes.
Pension (n.) A boarding house or boarding school in France, Belgium, Switzerland, etc.
Pension (v. t.) To grant a pension to; to pay a regular stipend to; in consideration of service already performed; -- sometimes followed by off; as, to pension off a servant.
Pensive (a.) Thoughtful, sober, or sad; employed in serious reflection; given to, or favorable to, earnest or melancholy musing.
Pensive (a.) Expressing or suggesting thoughtfulness with sadness; as, pensive numbers.
Pentail (n.) A peculiar insectivore (Ptilocercus Lowii) of Borneo; -- so called from its very long, quill-shaped tail, which is scaly at the base and plumose at the tip.
Pentane (n.) Any one of the three metameric hydrocarbons, C5H12, of the methane or paraffin series. They are colorless, volatile liquids, two of which occur in petroleum. So called because of the five carbon atoms in the molecule.
Pentene (n.) Same as Amylene.
Pentice (n.) A penthouse.
Pentile (n.) See Pantile.
Pentine (n.) An unsaturated hydrocarbon, C5H8, of the acetylene series. Same as Valerylene.
Pentoic (a.) Pertaining to, or desingating, an acid (called also valeric acid) derived from pentane.
Pentone (n.) Same as Valylene.
Pinocle (n.) A game at cards, played with forty-eight cards, being all the cards above the eight spots in two packs.
Peonage (n.) The condition of a peon.
Peonism (n.) Same as Peonage.
Peonies (pl. ) of Peony
Peopled (imp. & p. p.) of People
Peopled (a.) Stocked with, or as with, people; inhabited.
Peopler (n.) A settler; an inhabitant.
Peorias (n. pl.) An Algonquin tribe of Indians who formerly inhabited a part of Illinois.
Peppery (a.) Of or pertaining to pepper; having the qualities of pepper; hot; pungent.
Peppery (a.) Fig.: Hot-tempered; passionate; choleric.
Peptics (n.) The science of digestion.
Peptone (n.) The soluble and diffusible substance or substances into which albuminous portions of the food are transformed by the action of the gastric and pancreatic juices. Peptones are also formed from albuminous matter by the action of boiling water and boiling dilute acids.
Peptone (n.) Collectively, in a broader sense, all the products resulting from the solution of albuminous matter in either gastric or pancreatic juice. In this case, however, intermediate products (albumose bodies), such as antialbumose, hemialbumose, etc., are mixed with the true peptones. Also termed albuminose.
Pequots (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians who formerly inhabited Eastern Connecticut.
Perbend (n.) See Perpender.
Percale (n.) A fine cotton fabric, having a
Percase (adv.) Perhaps; perchance.
Percely (n.) Parsley.
Percept (n.) That which is perceived.
Perched (imp. & p. p.) of Perch
Percher (v. i.) One who, or that which, perches.
Percher (v. i.) One of the Insessores.
Percher (v. i.) A Paris candle anciently used in England; also, a large wax candle formerly set upon the altar.
Percoid (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, the perches, or family Percidae.
Percoid (n.) Any fish of the genus Perca, or allied genera of the family Percidae.
Percuss (v. t.) To strike smartly; to strike upon or against; as, to percuss the chest in medical examination.
Percuss (v. i.) To strike or tap in an examination by percussion. See Percussion, 3.
Perdure (v. i.) To last or endure for a long time; to be perdurable or lasting.
Peregal (a.) Fully equal.
Perempt (v. t.) To destroy; to defeat.
Perfect (a.) Brought to consummation or completeness; completed; not defective nor redundant; having all the properties or qualities requisite to its nature and kind; without flaw, fault, or blemish; without error; mature; whole; pure; sound; right; correct.
Perfect (a.) Well informed; certain; sure.
Perfect (a.) Hermaphrodite; having both stamens and pistils; -- said of flower.
Perfect (n.) The perfect tense, or a form in that tense.
Perfect (a.) To make perfect; to finish or complete, so as to leave nothing wanting; to give to anything all that is requisite to its nature and kind.
Perfidy (n.) The act of violating faith or allegiance; violation of a promise or vow, or of trust reposed; faithlessness; treachery.
Perform (v. t.) To carry through; to bring to completion; to achieve; to accomplish; to execute; to do.
Perform (v. t.) To discharge; to fulfill; to act up to; as, to perform a duty; to perform a promise or a vow.
Perform (v. t.) To represent; to act; to play; as in drama.
Perform (v. i.) To do, execute, or accomplish something; to acquit one's self in any business; esp., to represent sometimes by action; to act a part; to play on a musical instrument; as, the players perform poorly; the musician performs on the organ.
Perfume (v. t.) To fill or impregnate with a perfume; to scent.
Perfume (v.) The scent, odor, or odoriferous particles emitted from a sweet-smelling substance; a pleasant odor; fragrance; aroma.
Perfume (v.) A substance that emits an agreeable odor.
Perfuse (v. t.) To suffuse; to fill full or to excess.
Perhaps (adv.) By chance; peradventure; perchance; it may be.
Periapt (n.) A charm worn as a protection against disease or mischief; an amulet.
Peridia (pl. ) of Peridium
Peridot (n.) Chrysolite.
Perigee (n.) Alt. of Perigeum
Periled (imp. & p. p.) of Peril
Perilla (n.) A genus of labiate herbs, of which one species (Perilla ocimoides, or P. Nankinensis) is often cultivated for its purple or variegated foliage.
Perisse (v. i.) To perish.
Periwig (n.) A headdress of false hair, usually covering the whole head, and representing the natural hair; a wig.
Periwig (v. t.) To dress with a periwig, or with false hair.
Perjure (v. t.) To cause to violate an oath or a vow; to cause to make oath knowingly to what is untrue; to make guilty of perjury; to forswear; to corrupt; -- often used reflexively; as, he perjured himself.
Perjure (v. t.) To make a false oath to; to deceive by oaths and protestations.
Perjure (n.) A perjured person.
Perjury (v.) False swearing.
Perjury (v.) At common law, a willfully false statement in a fact material to the issue, made by a witness under oath in a competent judicial proceeding. By statute the penalties of perjury are imposed on the making of willfully false affirmations.
Perking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Perk
Perlite (n.) Same as Pearlite.
Perlous (a.) Perilous.
Permian (a.) Belonging or relating to the period, and also to the formation, next following the Carboniferous, and regarded as closing the Carboniferous age and Paleozoic era.
Permian (n.) The Permian period. See Chart of Geology.
Permiss (n.) A permitted choice; a rhetorical figure in which a thing is committed to the decision of one's opponent.
Permute (v. t.) To interchange; to transfer reciprocally.
Permute (v. t.) To exchange; to barter; to traffic.
Perogue (n.) See Pirogue.
Perpend (v. t.) To weight carefully in the mind.
Perpend (v. i.) To attend; to be attentive.
Perplex (a.) To involve; to entangle; to make intricate or complicated, and difficult to be unraveled or understood; as, to perplex one with doubts.
Perplex (a.) To embarrass; to puzzle; to distract; to bewilder; to confuse; to trouble with ambiguity, suspense, or anxiety.
Perplex (a.) To plague; to vex; to tormen.
Perplex (a.) Intricate; difficult.
Perrier (n.) A short mortar used formerly for throwing stone shot.
Persalt (n.) A term formerly given to the salts supposed to be formed respectively by neutralizing acids with certain peroxides.
Persant (a.) Piercing.
Perseid (n.) One of a group of shooting stars which appear yearly about the 10th of August, and cross the heavens in paths apparently radiating from the constellation Perseus. They are beleived to be fragments once connected with a comet visible in 1862.
Perseus (n.) A Grecian legendary hero, son of Jupiter and Danae, who slew the Gorgon Medusa.
Perseus (n.) A consellation of the northern hemisphere, near Taurus and Cassiopea. It contains a star cluster visible to the naked eye as a nebula.
Persian (a.) Of or pertaining to Persia, to the Persians, or to their language.
Persian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Persia.
Persian (n.) The language spoken in Persia.
Persian (n.) A thin silk fabric, used formerly for linings.
Persian (n.) See Persian columns, under Persian, a.
Persism (n.) A Persian idiom.
Persist (v. i.) To stand firm; to be fixed and unmoved; to stay; to continue steadfastly; especially, to continue fixed in a course of conduct against opposing motives; to persevere; -- sometimes conveying an unfavorable notion, as of doggedness or obstinacy.
Persona (n.) Same as Person, n., 8.
Pertain (v. i.) To belong; to have connection with, or dependence on, something, as an appurtenance, attribute, etc.; to appertain; as, saltness pertains to the ocean; flowers pertain to plant life.
Pertain (v. i.) To have relation or reference to something.
Perturb (v. t.) To disturb; to agitate; to vex; to trouble; to disquiet.
Perturb (v. t.) To disorder; to confuse.
Pertuse (a.) Alt. of Pertused
Perulae (pl. ) of Perula
Perusal (n.) The act of carefully viewing or examining.
Perusal (n.) The act of reading, especially of reading through or with care.
Perused (imp. & p. p.) of Peruse
Peruser (n.) One who peruses.
Pervade (v. t.) To pass or flow through, as an aperture, pore, or interstice; to permeate.
Pervade (v. t.) To pass or spread through the whole extent of; to be diffused throughout.
Pervert (v. t.) To turnanother way; to divert.
Pervert (v. t.) To turn from truth, rectitude, or propriety; to divert from a right use, end, or way; to lead astray; to corrupt; also, to misapply; to misinterpret designedly; as, to pervert one's words.
Pervert (v. i.) To become perverted; to take the wrong course.
Pervert (n.) One who has been perverted; one who has turned to error, especially in religion; -- opposed to convert. See the Synonym of Convert.
Pervial (a.) Pervious.
Peshito (n.) Alt. of Peshitto
Pessary (n.) An instrument or device to be introduced into and worn in the vagina, to support the uterus, or remedy a malposition.
Pessary (n.) A medicinal substance in the form of a bolus or mass, designed for introduction into the vagina; a vaginal suppository.
Pessuli (pl. ) of Pessulus
Pestful (a.) Pestiferous.
Pestled (imp. & p. p.) of Pestle
Petting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pet
Petaled (a.) Having petals; as, a petaled flower; -- opposed to apetalous, and much used in compounds; as, one-petaled, three-petaled, etc.
Petalum (n.) A petal.
Petasus (n.) The winged cap of Mercury; also, a broad-brimmed, low-crowned hat worn by Greeks and Romans.
Petered (imp. & p. p.) of Peter
Peterel (n.) See Petrel.
Petiole (n.) A leafstalk; the footstalk of a leaf, connecting the blade with the stem. See Illust. of Leaf.
Petiole (n.) A stalk or peduncle.
Petitor (n.) One who seeks or asks; a seeker; an applicant.
Petrary (n.) An ancient war engine for hurling stones.
Petrean (a.) Of or pertaining to to rock.
Petrify (v. t.) To convert, as any animal or vegetable matter, into stone or stony substance.
Petrify (v. t.) To make callous or obdurate; to stupefy; to paralyze; to transform; as by petrifaction; as, to petrify the heart. Young.
Petrify (v. i.) To become stone, or of a stony hardness, as organic matter by calcareous deposits.
Petrify (v. i.) Fig.: To become stony, callous, or obdurate.
Petrine (a.) Of or pertaining to St.Peter; as, the Petrine Epistles.
Petrous (a.) Like stone; hard; stony; rocky; as, the petrous part of the temporal bone.
Petrous (a.) Same as Petrosal.
Pettily (adv.) In a petty manner; frivolously.
Pettish (a.) Fretful; peevish; moody; capricious; inc
Petunia (n.) A genus of solanaceous herbs with funnelform or salver-shaped corollas. Two species are common in cultivation, Petunia violacera, with reddish purple flowers, and P. nyctaginiflora, with white flowers. There are also many hybrid forms with variegated corollas.
Petunse (n.) Alt. of Petuntze
Petzite (n.) A telluride of silver and gold, related to hessite.
Pewtery (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, pewter; as, a pewtery taste.
Peytrel (n.) The breastplate of a horse's armor or harness. [Spelt also peitrel.] See Poitrel.
Reached (imp. & p. p.) of Reach
Reacher (n.) One who reaches.
Reacher (n.) An exaggeration.
Reading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Read
Readept (v. t.) To regain; to recover.
Readily (adv.) In a ready manner; quickly; promptly.
Readily (adv.) Without delay or objection; without reluctance; willingly; cheerfully.
Reading (n.) The act of one who reads; perusal; also, printed or written matter to be read.
Reading (n.) Study of books; literary scholarship; as, a man of extensive reading.
Reading (n.) A lecture or prelection; public recital.
Reading (n.) The way in which anything reads; force of a word or passage presented by a documentary authority; lection; version.
Reading (n.) Manner of reciting, or acting a part, on the stage; way of rendering.
Reading (n.) An observation read from the scale of a graduated instrument; as, the reading of a barometer.
Reading (a.) Of or pertaining to the act of reading; used in reading.
Reading (a.) Addicted to reading; as, a reading community.
Readmit (v. t.) To admit again; to give entrance or access to again.
Readopt (v. t.) To adopt again.
Readorn (v. t.) To adorn again or anew.
Reagent (n.) A substance capable of producing with another a reaction, especially when employed to detect the presence of other bodies; a test.
Reagree (v. i.) To agree again.
Realgar (n.) Arsenic sulphide, a mineral of a brilliant red color; red orpiment. It is also an artificial product.
Realism (n.) As opposed to nominalism, the doctrine that genera and species are real things or entities, existing independently of our conceptions. According to realism the Universal exists ante rem (Plato), or in re (Aristotle).
Realism (n.) As opposed to idealism, the doctrine that in sense perception there is an immediate cognition of the external object, and our knowledge of it is not mediate and representative.
Realism (n.) Fidelity to nature or to real life; representation without idealization, and making no appeal to the imagination; adherence to the actual fact.
Realist (n.) One who believes in realism; esp., one who maintains that generals, or the terms used to denote the genera and species of things, represent real existences, and are not mere names, as maintained by the nominalists.
Realist (n.) An artist or writer who aims at realism in his work. See Realism, 2.
Reality (n.) The state or quality of being real; actual being or existence of anything, in distinction from mere appearance; fact.
Reality (n.) That which is real; an actual existence; that which is not imagination, fiction, or pretense; that which has objective existence, and is not merely an idea.
Reality (n.) Loyalty; devotion.
Reality (n.) See 2d Realty, 2.
Realize (v. t.) To make real; to convert from the imaginary or fictitious into the actual; to bring into concrete existence; to effectuate; to accomplish; as, to realize a scheme or project.
Realize (v. t.) To cause to seem real; to impress upon the mind as actual; to feel vividly or strongly; to make one's own in apprehension or experience.
Realize (v. t.) To convert into real property; to make real estate of; as, to realize his fortune.
Realize (v. t.) To acquire as an actual possession; to obtain as the result of plans and efforts; to gain; to get; as, to realize large profits from a speculation.
Realize (v. t.) To convert into actual money; as, to realize assets.
Realize (v. i.) To convert any kind of property into money, especially property representing investments, as shares in stock companies, bonds, etc.
Re-ally (v. t.) To bring together again; to compose or form anew.
Reaming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ream
Reannex (v. t.) To annex again or anew; to reunite.
Reaping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reap
Reapply (v. t. & i.) To apply again.
Rearing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rear
Reargue (v. t.) To argue anew or again.
Reaumur (a.) Of or pertaining to Rene Antoine Ferchault de Reaumur; conformed to the scale adopted by Reaumur in graduating the thermometer he invented.
Reaumur (n.) A Reaumur thermometer or scale.
Reaving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reave
Reawake (v. i.) To awake again.
Rebloom (v. i.) To bloom again.
Reboant (a.) Rebellowing; resounding loudly.
Rebound (v. i.) To spring back; to start back; to be sent back or reverberated by elastic force on collision with another body; as, a rebounding echo.
Rebound (v. i.) To give back an echo.
Rebound (v. i.) To bound again or repeatedly, as a horse.
Rebound (v. t.) To send back; to reverberate.
Rebound (n.) The act of rebounding; resilience.
Rebrace (v. t.) To brace again.
Rebuild (v. t.) To build again, as something which has been demolished; to construct anew; as, to rebuild a house, a wall, a wharf, or a city.
Rebuked (imp. & p. p.) of Rebuke
Rebuker (n.) One who rebukes.
Rebuses (pl. ) of Rebus
Recarry (v. t.) To carry back.
Receded (imp. & p. p.) of Recede
Receipt (n.) The act of receiving; reception.
Receipt (n.) Reception, as an act of hospitality.
Receipt (n.) Capability of receiving; capacity.
Receipt (n.) Place of receiving.
Receipt (n.) Hence, a recess; a retired place.
Receipt (n.) A formulary according to the directions of which things are to be taken or combined; a recipe; as, a receipt for making sponge cake.
Receipt (n.) A writing acknowledging the taking or receiving of goods delivered; an acknowledgment of money paid.
Receipt (n.) That which is received; that which comes in, in distinction from what is expended, paid out, sent away, and the like; -- usually in the plural; as, the receipts amounted to a thousand dollars.
Receipt (v. t.) To give a receipt for; as, to receipt goods delivered by a sheriff.
Receipt (v. t.) To put a receipt on, as by writing or stamping; as, to receipt a bill.
Receipt (v. i.) To give a receipt, as for money paid.
Receive (v. t.) To take, as something that is offered, given, committed, sent, paid, or the like; to accept; as, to receive money offered in payment of a debt; to receive a gift, a message, or a letter.
Receive (v. t.) Hence: To gain the knowledge of; to take into the mind by assent to; to give admission to; to accept, as an opinion, notion, etc.; to embrace.
Receive (v. t.) To allow, as a custom, tradition, or the like; to give credence or acceptance to.
Receive (v. t.) To give admittance to; to permit to enter, as into one's house, presence, company, and the like; as, to receive a lodger, visitor, ambassador, messenger, etc.
Receive (v. t.) To admit; to take in; to hold; to contain; to have capacity for; to be able to take in.
Receive (v. t.) To be affected by something; to suffer; to be subjected to; as, to receive pleasure or pain; to receive a wound or a blow; to receive damage.
Receive (v. t.) To take from a thief, as goods known to be stolen.
Receive (v. t.) To bat back (the ball) when served.
Receive (v. i.) To receive visitors; to be at home to receive calls; as, she receives on Tuesdays.
Receive (v. i.) To return, or bat back, the ball when served; as, it is your turn to receive.
Recency (n.) The state or quality of being recent; newness; new state; late origin; lateness in time; freshness; as, the recency of a transaction, of a wound, etc.
Recense (v. t.) To review; to revise.
Rechase (v. t.) To chase again; to chase or drive back.
Recheat (n.) A strain given on the horn to call back the hounds when they have lost track of the game.
Recheat (v. i.) To blow the recheat.
Recipes (pl. ) of Recipe
Recital (n.) The act of reciting; the repetition of the words of another, or of a document; rehearsal; as, the recital of testimony.
Recital (n.) A telling in detail and due order of the particulars of anything, as of a law, an adventure, or a series of events; narration.
Recital (n.) That which is recited; a story; a narration.
Recital (n.) A vocal or instrumental performance by one person; -- distinguished from concert; as, a song recital; an organ, piano, or violin recital.
Recital (n.) The formal statement, or setting forth, of some matter of fact in any deed or writing in order to explain the reasons on which the transaction is founded; the statement of matter in pleading introductory to some positive allegation.
Recited (imp. & p. p.) of Recite
Reciter (n.) One who recites; also, a book of extracts for recitation.
Roughte () of Reck
Recking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reck
Reclaim (v. t.) To claim back; to demand the return of as a right; to attempt to recover possession of.
Reclaim (v. t.) To call back, as a hawk to the wrist in falconry, by a certain customary call.
Reclaim (v. t.) To call back from flight or disorderly action; to call to, for the purpose of subduing or quieting.
Reclaim (v. t.) To reduce from a wild to a tamed state; to bring under discip
Reclaim (v. t.) Hence: To reduce to a desired state by discip
Reclaim (v. t.) To call back to rectitude from moral wandering or transgression; to draw back to correct deportment or course of life; to reform.
Reclaim (v. t.) To correct; to reform; -- said of things.
Reclaim (v. t.) To exclaim against; to gainsay.
Reclaim (v. i.) To cry out in opposition or contradiction; to exclaim against anything; to contradict; to take exceptions.
Reclaim (v. i.) To bring anyone back from evil courses; to reform.
Reclaim (v. i.) To draw back; to give way.
Reclaim (n.) The act of reclaiming, or the state of being reclaimed; reclamation; recovery.
Reclasp (v. i.) To clasp or unite again.
Reclose (v. t.) To close again.
Reclude (v. t.) To open; to unclose.
Recluse (a.) Shut up; sequestered; retired from the world or from public notice; solitary; living apart; as, a recluse monk or hermit; a recluse life.
Recluse (a.) A person who lives in seclusion from intercourse with the world, as a hermit or monk; specifically, one of a class of secluded devotees who live in single cells, usually attached to monasteries.
Recluse (a.) The place where a recluse dwells.
Recluse (v. t.) To shut up; to seclude.
Recouch (v. i.) To retire again to a couch; to lie down again.
Recount (v. t.) To count or reckon again.
Recount (n.) A counting again, as of votes.
Recount (v.) To tell over; to relate in detail; to recite; to tell or narrate the particulars of; to rehearse; to enumerate; as, to recount one's blessings.
Recoupe (v. t.) To keep back rightfully (a part), as if by cutting off, so as to diminish a sum due; to take off (a part) from damages; to deduct; as, where a landlord recouped the rent of premises from damages awarded to the plaintiff for eviction.
Recoupe (v. t.) To get an equivalent or compensation for; as, to recoup money lost at the gaming table; to recoup one's losses in the share market.
Recoupe (v. t.) To reimburse; to indemnify; -- often used reflexively and in the passive.
Recover (v. t.) To cover again.
Recover (v. t.) To get or obtain again; to get renewed possession of; to win back; to regain.
Recover (v. t.) To make good by reparation; to make up for; to retrieve; to repair the loss or injury of; as, to recover lost time.
Recover (v. t.) To restore from sickness, faintness, or the like; to bring back to life or health; to cure; to heal.
Recover (v. t.) To overcome; to get the better of, -- as a state of mind or body.
Recover (v. t.) To rescue; to deliver.
Recover (v. t.) To gain by motion or effort; to obtain; to reach; to come to.
Recover (v. t.) To gain as a compensation; to obtain in return for injury or debt; as, to recover damages in trespass; to recover debt and costs in a suit at law; to obtain title to by judgement in a court of law; as, to recover lands in ejectment or common recovery; to gain by legal process; as, to recover judgement against a defendant.
Recover (v. i.) To regain health after sickness; to grow well; to be restored or cured; hence, to regain a former state or condition after misfortune, alarm, etc.; -- often followed by of or from; as, to recover from a state of poverty; to recover from fright.
Recover (v. i.) To make one's way; to come; to arrive.
Recover (v. i.) To obtain a judgement; to succeed in a lawsuit; as, the plaintiff has recovered in his suit.
Recover (n.) Recovery.
Recross (v. t.) To cross a second time.
Recruit (v. t.) To repair by fresh supplies, as anything wasted; to remedy lack or deficiency in; as, food recruits the flesh; fresh air and exercise recruit the spirits.
Recruit (v. t.) Hence, to restore the wasted vigor of; to renew in strength or health; to reinvigorate.
Recruit (v. t.) To supply with new men, as an army; to fill up or make up by enlistment; as, he recruited two regiments; the army was recruited for a campaign; also, to muster; to enlist; as, he recruited fifty men.
Recruit (v. i.) To gain new supplies of anything wasted; to gain health, flesh, spirits, or the like; to recuperate; as, lean cattle recruit in fresh pastures.
Recruit (v. i.) To gain new supplies of men for military or other service; to raise or enlist new soldiers; to enlist troops.
Recruit (n.) A supply of anything wasted or exhausted; a reenforcement.
Recruit (n.) Specifically, a man enlisted for service in the army; a newly enlisted soldier.
Rectify (v. t.) To make or set right; to correct from a wrong, erroneous, or false state; to amend; as, to rectify errors, mistakes, or abuses; to rectify the will, the judgment, opinions; to rectify disorders.
Rectify (v. t.) To refine or purify by repeated distillation or sublimation, by which the fine parts of a substance are separated from the grosser; as, to rectify spirit of wine.
Rectify (v. t.) To produce ( as factitious gin or brandy) by redistilling low wines or ardent spirits (whisky, rum, etc.), flavoring substances, etc., being added.
Rection (n.) See Government, n., 7.
Rectory (n.) The province of a rector; a parish church, parsonage, or spiritual living, with all its rights, tithes, and glebes.
Rectory (n.) A rector's mansion; a parsonage house.
Rectrix (n.) A governess; a rectoress.
Rectrix (n.) One of the quill feathers of the tail of a bird.
Recurve (v. t.) To curve in an opposite or unusual direction; to bend back or down.
Redback (n.) The dunlin.
Redbird (n.) The cardinal bird.
Redbird (n.) The summer redbird (Piranga rubra).
Redbird (n.) The scarlet tanager. See Tanager.
Redcoat (n.) One who wears a red coat; specifically, a red-coated British soldier.
Reddish (a.) Somewhat red; moderately red.
Reddour (n.) Rigor; violence.
Redfish (n.) The blueback salmon of the North Pacific; -- called also nerka. See Blueback (b).
Redfish (n.) The rosefish.
Redfish (n.) A large California labroid food fish (Trochocopus pulcher); -- called also fathead.
Redfish (n.) The red bass, red drum, or drumfish. See the Note under Drumfish.
Red-gum (n.) An eruption of red pimples upon the face, neck, and arms, in early infancy; tooth rash; strophulus.
Red-gum (n.) A name of rust on grain. See Rust.
Redhead (n.) A person having red hair.
Redhead (n.) An American duck (Aythya Americana) highly esteemed as a game bird. It is closely allied to the canvasback, but is smaller and its head brighter red. Called also red-headed duck. American poachard, grayback, and fall duck. See Illust. under Poachard.
Redhead (n.) The red-headed woodpecker. See Woodpecker.
Redhead (n.) A kind of milkweed (Asclepias Curassavica) with red flowers. It is used in medicine.
Redhoop (n.) The male of the European bullfinch.
Redhorn (n.) Any species of a tribe of butterflies (Fugacia) including the common yellow species and the cabbage butterflies. The antennae are usually red.
Red-hot (a.) Red with heat; heated to redness; as, red-hot iron; red-hot balls. Hence, figuratively, excited; violent; as, a red-hot radical.
Redient (a.) Returning.
Redlegs (n.) The redshank.
Redlegs (n.) The turnstone.
Redness (n.) The quality or state of being red; red color.
Redoubt (n.) A small, and usually a roughly constructed, fort or outwork of varying shape, commonly erected for a temporary purpose, and without flanking defenses, -- used esp. in fortifying tops of hills and passes, and positions in hostile territory.
Redoubt (n.) In permanent works, an outwork placed within another outwork. See F and i
Redoubt (v. t.) To stand in dread of; to regard with fear; to dread.
Redound (v. i.) To roll back, as a wave or flood; to be sent or driven back; to flow back, as a consequence or effect; to conduce; to contribute; to result.
Redound (v. i.) To be in excess; to remain over and above; to be redundant; to overflow.
Redound (n.) The coming back, as of consequence or effect; result; return; requital.
Redound (n.) Rebound; reverberation.
Redpole (n.) Same as Redpoll.
Redpoll (n.) Any one of several species of small northern finches of the genus Acanthis (formerly Aegiothus), native of Europe and America. The adults have the crown red or rosy. The male of the most common species (A. linarius) has also the breast and rump rosy. Called also redpoll linnet. See Illust. under Linnet.
Redpoll (n.) The common European linnet.
Redpoll (n.) The American redpoll warbler (Dendroica palmarum).
Redraft (v. t.) To draft or draw anew.
Redraft (n.) A second draft or copy.
Redraft (n.) A new bill of exchange which the holder of a protected bill draws on the drawer or indorsers, in order to recover the amount of the protested bill with costs and charges.
Redrawn (p. p.) of Redraw
Redress (v. t.) To dress again.
Redress (v. t.) To put in order again; to set right; to emend; to revise.
Redress (v. t.) To set right, as a wrong; to repair, as an injury; to make amends for; to remedy; to relieve from.
Redress (v. t.) To make amends or compensation to; to relieve of anything unjust or oppressive; to bestow relief upon.
Redress (n.) The act of redressing; a making right; reformation; correction; amendment.
Redress (n.) A setting right, as of wrong, injury, or opression; as, the redress of grievances; hence, relief; remedy; reparation; indemnification.
Redress (n.) One who, or that which, gives relief; a redresser.
Redroot (n.) A name of several plants having red roots, as the New Jersey tea (see under Tea), the gromwell, the bloodroot, and the Lachnanthes tinctoria, an endogenous plant found in sandy swamps from Rhode Island to Florida.
Redsear (v. i.) To be brittle when red-hot; to be red-short.
Redskin (n.) A common appellation for a North American Indian; -- so called from the color of the skin.
Redtail (n.) The red-tailed hawk.
Redtail (n.) The European redstart.
Reduced (imp. & p. p.) of Reduce
Reducer (n.) One who, or that which, reduces.
Reduvid (n.) Any hemipterous insect of the genus Redivius, or family Reduvidae. They live by sucking the blood of other insects, and some species also attack man.
Redweed (n.) The red poppy (Papaver Rhoeas).
Redwing (n.) A European thrush (Turdus iliacus). Its under wing coverts are orange red. Called also redwinged thrush. (b) A North American passerine bird (Agelarius ph/niceus) of the family Icteridae. The male is black, with a conspicuous patch of bright red, bordered with orange, on each wing. Called also redwinged blackbird, red-winged troupial, marsh blackbird, and swamp blackbird.
Redwood (n.) A gigantic coniferous tree (Sequoia sempervirens) of California, and its light and durable reddish timber. See Sequoia.
Redwood (n.) An East Indian dyewood, obtained from Pterocarpus santalinus, Caesalpinia Sappan, and several other trees.
Reedify (v. t.) To edify anew; to build again after destruction.
Reeding (n.) A small convex molding; a reed (see Illust. (i) of Molding); one of several set close together to decorate a surface; also, decoration by means of reedings; -- the reverse of fluting.
Reeding (n.) The nurling on the edge of a coin; -- commonly called milling.
Reefing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reef
Reefing (n.) The process of taking in a reef.
Reeking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reek
Reeling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reel
Reelect (v. t.) To elect again; as, to reelect the former governor.
Reenact (v. t.) To enact again.
Reendow (v. t.) To endow again.
Reenjoy (v. i.) To enjoy anew.
Reenter (v. t.) To enter again.
Reenter (v. t.) To cut deeper, as engraved
Reenter (v. i.) To enter anew or again.
Reentry (n.) A second or new entry; as, a reentry into public life.
Reentry (n.) A resuming or retaking possession of what one has lately foregone; -- applied especially to land; the entry by a lessor upon the premises leased, on failure of the tenant to pay rent or perform the covenants in the lease.
Reerect (v. t.) To erect again.
Reeving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reeve
Reexpel (v. t.) To expel again.
Referee (n.) One to whom a thing is referred; a person to whom a matter in dispute has been referred, in order that he may settle it.
Refined (imp. & p. p.) of Refine
Refined (a.) Freed from impurities or alloy; purifed; polished; cultured; delicate; as; refined gold; refined language; refined sentiments.
Refiner (n.) One who, or that which, refines.
Reflame (v. i.) To kindle again into flame.
Reflect (v.) To bend back; to give a backwa/d turn to; to throw back; especially, to cause to return after striking upon any surface; as, a mirror reflects rays of light; polished metals reflect heat.
Reflect (v.) To give back an image or likeness of; to mirror.
Reflect (v. i.) To throw back light, heat, or the like; to return rays or beams.
Reflect (v. i.) To be sent back; to rebound as from a surface; to revert; to return.
Reflect (v. i.) To throw or turn back the thoughts upon anything; to contemplate. Specifically: To attend earnestly to what passes within the mind; to attend to the facts or phenomena of consciousness; to use attention or earnest thought; to meditate; especially, to think in relation to moral truth or rules.
Reflect (v. i.) To cast reproach; to cause censure or dishonor.
Refloat (n.) Reflux; ebb.
Reforge (v. t.) To forge again or anew; hence, to fashion or fabricate anew; to make over.
Re-form (v. t. & i.) To give a new form to; to form anew; to take form again, or to take a new form; as, to re-form the
Refound (v. t.) To found or cast anew.
Refound (v. t.) To found or establish again; to re/stablish.
Refound () imp. & p. p. of Refind, v. t.
Refract (n.) To bend sharply and abruptly back; to break off.
Refract (n.) To break the natural course of, as rays of light orr heat, when passing from one transparent medium to another of different density; to cause to deviate from a direct course by an action distinct from reflection; as, a dense medium refrcts the rays of light as they pass into it from a rare medium.
Refrain (v. t.) To hold back; to restrain; to keep within prescribed bounds; to curb; to govern.
Refrain (v. t.) To abstain from
Refrain (v. i.) To keep one's self from action or interference; to hold aloof; to forbear; to abstain.
Refrain (v.) The burden of a song; a phrase or verse which recurs at the end of each of the separate stanzas or divisions of a poetic composition.
Reframe (v. t.) To frame again or anew.
Refresh (a.) To make fresh again; to restore strength, spirit, animation, or the like, to; to relieve from fatigue or depression; to reinvigorate; to enliven anew; to reanimate; as, sleep refreshes the body and the mind.
Refresh (a.) To make as if new; to repair; to restore.
Refresh (n.) The act of refreshing.
Refreyd (v. t.) To chill; to cool.
Refugee (n.) One who flees to a shelter, or place of safety.
Refugee (n.) Especially, one who, in times of persecution or political commotion, flees to a foreign power or country for safety; as, the French refugees who left France after the revocation of the edict of Nantes.
Refusal (n.) The act of refusing; denial of anything demanded, solicited, or offered for acceptance.
Refusal (n.) The right of taking in preference to others; the choice of taking or refusing; option; as, to give one the refusal of a farm; to have the refusal of an employment.
Refused (imp. & p. p.) of Refuse
Refuser (n.) One who refuses or rejects.
Refutal (n.) Act of refuting; refutation.
Refuted (imp. & p. p.) of Refute
Refuter (n.) One who, or that which, refutes.
Regaled (imp. & p. p.) of Regale
Regaler (n.) One who regales.
Regalia (n. pl.) That which belongs to royalty. Specifically: (a) The rights and prerogatives of a king. (b) Royal estates and revenues. (c) Ensings, symbols, or paraphernalia of royalty.
Regalia (n. pl.) Hence, decorations or insignia of an office or order, as of Freemasons, Odd Fellows,etc.
Regalia (n. pl.) Sumptuous food; delicacies.
Regalia (n.) A kind of cigar of large size and superior quality; also, the size in which such cigars are classed.
Regally (adv.) In a regal or royal manner.
Regatta (n.) Originally, a gondola race in Venice; now, a rowing or sailing race, or a series of such races.
Regence (n.) Rule.
Regency (a.) The office of ruler; rule; authority; government.
Regency (a.) Especially, the office, jurisdiction, or dominion of a regent or vicarious ruler, or of a body of regents; deputed or vicarious government.
Regency (a.) A body of men intrusted with vicarious government; as, a regency constituted during a king's minority, absence from the kingdom, or other disability.
Regible (a.) Governable; tractable.
Regimen (n.) Orderly government; system of order; adminisration.
Regimen (n.) Any regulation or remedy which is intended to produce beneficial effects by gradual operation
Regimen (n.) a systematic course of diet, etc., pursed with a view to improving or preserving the health, or for the purpose of attaining some particular effect, as a reduction of flesh; -- sometimes used synonymously with hygiene.
Regimen (n.) A syntactical relation between words, as when one depends on another and is regulated by it in respect to case or mood; government.
Regimen (n.) The word or words governed.
Regious (a.) Regal; royal.
Regnant (a.) Exercising regal authority; reigning; as, a queen regnant.
Regnant (a.) Having the chief power; ruling; predominant; prevalent.
Regorge (v. t.) To vomit up; to eject from the stomach; to throw back.
Regorge (v. t.) To swallow again; to swallow back.
Regrade (v. i.) To retire; to go back.
Regraft (v. t.) To graft again.
Regrant (v. t.) To grant back; to grant again or anew.
Regrant (n.) The act of granting back to a former proprietor.
Regrant (n.) A renewed of a grant; as, the regrant of a monopoly.
Regrate (v. t.) To remove the outer surface of, as of an old hewn stone, so as to give it a fresh appearance.
Regrate (v. t.) To offend; to shock.
Regrate (v. t.) To buy in large quantities, as corn, provisions, etc., at a market or fair, with the intention of selling the same again, in or near the same place, at a higher price, -- a practice which was formerly treated as a public offense.
Regrede (v. i.) To go back; to retrograde, as the apsis of a planet's orbit.
Regreet (v. t.) To greet again; to resalute; to return a salutation to; to greet.
Regreet (n.) A return or exchange of salutation.
Regress (n.) The act of passing back; passage back; return; retrogression. "The progress or regress of man".
Regress (n.) The power or liberty of passing back.
Regress (v. i.) To go back; to return to a former place or state.
Regular (a.) Conformed to a rule; agreeable to an established rule, law, principle, or type, or to established customary forms; normal; symmetrical; as, a regular verse in poetry; a regular piece of music; a regular verb; regular practice of law or medicine; a regular building.
Regular (a.) Governed by rule or rules; steady or uniform in course, practice, or occurence; not subject to unexplained or irrational variation; returning at stated intervals; steadily pursued; orderlly; methodical; as, the regular succession of day and night; regular habits.
Regular (a.) Constituted, selected, or conducted in conformity with established usages, rules, or discip
Regular (a.) Belonging to a monastic order or community; as, regular clergy, in distinction dfrom the secular clergy.
Regular (a.) Thorough; complete; unmitigated; as, a regular humbug.
Regular (a.) Having all the parts of the same kind alike in size and shape; as, a regular flower; a regular sea urchin.
Regular (a.) Same as Isometric.
Regular (a.) A member of any religious order or community who has taken the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and who has been solemnly recognized by the church.
Regular (a.) A soldier belonging to a permanent or standing army; -- chiefly used in the plural.
Regulus (n.) A petty king; a ruler of little power or consequence.
Regulus (n.) The button, globule, or mass of metal, in a more or less impure state, which forms in the bottom of the crucible in smelting and reduction of ores.
Regulus (n.) A star of the first magnitude in the constellation Leo; -- called also the Lion's Heart.
Reigned (imp. & p. p.) of Reign
Reigner (n.) One who reigns.
Reining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rein
Reincit (v. t.) To incite again.
Reincur (v. t.) To incur again.
Reinter (v. t.) To inter again.
Reissue (v. t. & i.) To issue a second time.
Reissue (n.) A second or repeated issue.
Rejoice (v. i.) To feel joy; to experience gladness in a high degree; to have pleasurable satisfaction; to be delighted.
Rejoice (v. t.) To enjoy.
Rejoice (v. t.) To give joy to; to make joyful; to gladden.
Rejoice (n.) The act of rejoicing.
Rejoint (v. t.) To reunite the joints of; to joint anew.
Rejoint (v. t.) Specifically (Arch.), to fill up the joints of, as stones in buildings when the mortar has been dislodged by age and the action of the weather.
Rejourn (v. t.) To adjourn; to put off.
Rejudge (v. t.) To judge again; to reexamine; to review; to call to a new trial and decision.
Relapse (v. i.) To slip or slide back, in a literal sense; to turn back.
Relapse (v. i.) To slide or turn back into a former state or practice; to fall back from some condition attained; -- generally in a bad sense, as from a state of convalescence or amended condition; as, to relapse into a stupor, into vice, or into barbarism; -- sometimes in a good sense; as, to relapse into slumber after being disturbed.
Relapse (v. i.) To fall from Christian faith into paganism, heresy, or unbelief; to backslide.
Relapse (v.) A sliding or falling back, especially into a former bad state, either of body or morals; backsliding; the state of having fallen back.
Relapse (v.) One who has relapsed, or fallen back, into error; a backslider; specifically, one who, after recanting error, returns to it again.
Related (imp. & p. p.) of Relate
Related (p. p. & a.) Allied by kindred; connected by blood or alliance, particularly by consanguinity; as, persons related in the first or second degree.
Related (p. p. & a.) Standing in relation or connection; as, the electric and magnetic forcec are closely related.
Related (p. p. & a.) Narrated; told.
Related (p. p. & a.) Same as Relative, 4.
Relater (n.) One who relates or narrates.
Relator (n.) One who relates; a relater.
Relator (n.) A private person at whose relation, or in whose behalf, the attorney-general allows an information in the nature of a quo warranto to be filed.
Relaxed (imp. & p. p.) of Relax
Release (v. t.) To lease again; to grant a new lease of; to let back.
Release (n.) To let loose again; to set free from restraint, confinement, or servitude; to give liberty to, or to set at liberty; to let go.
Release (n.) To relieve from something that confines, burdens, or oppresses, as from pain, trouble, obligation, penalty.
Release (n.) To let go, as a legal claim; to discharge or relinquish a right to, as lands or tenements, by conveying to another who has some right or estate in possession, as when the person in remainder releases his right to the tenant in possession; to quit.
Release (n.) To loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of; as, to release an ordinance.
Release (n.) The act of letting loose or freeing, or the state of being let loose or freed; liberation or discharge from restraint of any kind, as from confinement or bondage.
Release (n.) Relief from care, pain, or any burden.
Release (n.) Discharge from obligation or responsibility, as from debt, penalty, or claim of any kind; acquittance.
Release (n.) A giving up or relinquishment of some right or claim; a conveyance of a man's right in lands or tenements to another who has some estate in possession; a quitclaim.
Release (n.) The act of opening the exhaust port to allow the steam to escape.
Relesse (v. t.) To release.
Reliant (a.) Having, or characterized by, reliance; confident; trusting.
Relicly (adv.) In the manner of relics.
Relieve (v. t.) To lift up; to raise again, as one who has fallen; to cause to rise.
Relieve (v. t.) To cause to seem to rise; to put in relief; to give prominence or conspicuousness to; to set off by contrast.
Relieve (v. t.) To raise up something in; to introduce a contrast or variety into; to remove the monotony or sameness of.
Relieve (v. t.) To raise or remove, as anything which depresses, weighs down, or crushes; to render less burdensome or afflicting; to alleviate; to abate; to mitigate; to lessen; as, to relieve pain; to relieve the wants of the poor.
Relieve (v. t.) To free, wholly or partly, from any burden, trial, evil, distress, or the like; to give ease, comfort, or consolation to; to give aid, help, or succor to; to support, strengthen, or deliver; as, to relieve a besieged town.
Relieve (v. t.) To release from a post, station, or duty; to put another in place of, or to take the place of, in the bearing of any burden, or discharge of any duty.
Relieve (v. t.) To ease of any imposition, burden, wrong, or oppression, by judicial or legislative interposition, as by the removal of a grievance, by indemnification for losses, or the like; to right.
Relievo (n.) See Relief, n., 5.
Relight (v. t.) To light or kindle anew.
Relique (n.) See Relic.
Relodge (v. t.) To lodge again.
Relumed (imp. & p. p.) of Relume
Relying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rely
Remanet (n.) A case for trial which can not be tried during the term; a postponed case.
Re-mark (v. t.) To mark again, or a second time; to mark anew.
Remarry (v. t. & i.) To marry again.
Remblai (n.) Earth or materials made into a bank after having been excavated.
Remeant (a.) Coming back; returning.
Remercy (v. t.) To thank.
Remerge (v. i.) To merge again.
Remiges (n. pl.) The quill feathers of the wings of a bird.
Remiped (a.) Having feet or legs that are used as oars; -- said of certain crustaceans and insects.
Remiped (n.) An animal having limbs like oars, especially one of certain crustaceans.
Remiped (n.) One of a group of aquatic beetles having tarsi adapted for swimming. See Water beetle.
Remised (imp. & p. p.) of Remise
Remnant (a.) Remaining; yet left.
Remnant (a.) That which remains after a part is removed, destroyed, used up, performed, etc.; residue.
Remnant (a.) A small portion; a slight trace; a fragment; a little bit; a scrap.
Remnant (a.) An unsold end of piece goods, as cloth, ribbons, carpets, etc.
Remodel (v. t.) To model or fashion anew; to change the form of.
Remould (v. t.) To mold or shape anew or again; to reshape.
Remorse (n.) The anguish, like gnawing pain, excited by a sense of guilt; compunction of conscience for a crime committed, or for the sins of one's past life.
Remorse (n.) Sympathetic sorrow; pity; compassion.
Remould (v. t.) See Remold.
Remount (v. t. & i.) To mount again.
Remount (n.) The opportunity of, or things necessary for, remounting; specifically, a fresh horse, with his equipments; as, to give one a remount.
Removal (n.) The act of removing, or the state of being removed.
Removed (imp. & p. p.) of Remove
Removed (a.) Changed in place.
Removed (a.) Dismissed from office.
Removed (a.) Distant in location; remote.
Removed (a.) Distant by degrees in relationship; as, a cousin once removed.
Remover (n.) One who removes; as, a remover of landmarks.
Renable (a.) Reasonable; also, loquacious.
Rending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rend
Renegat (n.) A renegade.
Renerve (v. t.) To nerve again; to give new vigor to; to reinvigorate.
Reneved (imp. & p. p.) of Renew
Renewal (n.) The act of renewing, or the state of being renewed; as, the renewal of a treaty.
Renewer (n.) One who, or that which, renews.
Renning (n.) See 2d Rennet.
Renomee (n.) Renown.
Renovel (v. t.) To renew; to renovate.
Renowme (n.) Renown.
Renting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rent
Rentage (n.) Rent.
Rentier (n.) One who has a fixed income, as from lands, stocks, or the like.
Reorder (v. t.) To order a second time.
Reostat (n.) See Rheostat.
Repaint (v. t.) To paint anew or again; as, to repaint a house; to repaint the ground of a picture.
Reparel (n.) A change of apparel; a second or different suit.
Repiner (n.) One who repines.
Replace (v. t.) To place again; to restore to a former place, position, condition, or the like.
Replace (v. t.) To refund; to repay; to restore; as, to replace a sum of money borrowed.
Replace (v. t.) To supply or substitute an equivalent for; as, to replace a lost document.
Replace (v. t.) To take the place of; to supply the want of; to fulfull the end or office of.
Replace (v. t.) To put in a new or different place.
Replait (v. t.) To plait or fold again; to fold, as one part over another, again and again.
Replant (v. t.) To plant again.
Replead (v. t. & i.) To plead again.
Replete (a.) Filled again; completely filled; full; charged; abounding.
Replete (v. t.) To fill completely, or to satiety.
Replevy (v. t.) To take or get back, by a writ for that purpose (goods and chattels wrongfully taken or detained), upon giving security to try the right to them in a suit at law, and, if that should be determined against the plaintiff, to return the property replevied.
Replevy (v. t.) To bail.
Replevy (n.) Replevin.
Replica (v. & n.) A copy of a work of art, as of a picture or statue, made by the maker of the original.
Replica (v. & n.) Repetition.
Replier (n.) One who replies.
Replied (imp. & p. p.) of Reply
Replies (pl. ) of Reply
Replyer (n.) See Replier.
Reposal (n.) The act or state of reposing; as, the reposal of a trust.
Reposal (n.) That on which one reposes.
Reposed (imp. & p. p.) of Repose
Reposed (a.) Composed; calm; tranquil; at rest.
Reposer (n.) One who reposes.
Reposit (v. t.) To cause to rest or stay; to lay away; to lodge, as for safety or preservation; to place; to store.
Reprefe (n.) Reproof.
Repress (v. t.) To press again.
Repress (v. t.) To press back or down effectually; to crush down or out; to quell; to subdue; to supress; as, to repress sedition or rebellion; to repress the first risings of discontent.
Repress (v. t.) Hence, to check; to restrain; to keep back.
Repress (n.) The act of repressing.
Repreve (v. t.) To reprove.
Repreve (n.) Reproof.
Reprint (v. t.) To print again; to print a second or a new edition of.
Reprint (v. t.) To renew the impression of.
Reprint (n.) A second or a new impression or edition of any printed work; specifically, the publication in one country of a work previously published in another.
Reprise (n.) A taking by way of retaliation.
Reprise (n.) Deductions and duties paid yearly out of a manor and lands, as rent charge, rent seck, pensions, annuities, and the like.
Reprise (n.) A ship recaptured from an enemy or from a pirate.
Reprise (v. t.) To take again; to retake.
Reprise (v. t.) To recompense; to pay.
Reprive (v. t.) To take back or away.
Reprive (v. t.) To reprieve.
Reprize (v. t.) See Reprise.
Reproof (n.) Refutation; confutation; contradiction.
Reproof (n.) An expression of blame or censure; especially, blame expressed to the face; censure for a fault; chiding; reproach.
Reprove (v. t.) To convince.
Reprove (v. t.) To disprove; to refute.
Reprove (v. t.) To chide to the face as blameworthy; to accuse as guilty; to censure.
Reprove (v. t.) To express disapprobation of; as, to reprove faults.
Reprune (v. t.) To prune again or anew.
Reptant (a.) Same as Repent.
Reptant (a.) Creeping; crawling; -- said of reptiles, worms, etc.
Reptile (a.) Creeping; moving on the belly, or by means of small and short legs.
Reptile (a.) Hence: Groveling; low; vulgar; as, a reptile race or crew; reptile vices.
Reptile (n.) An animal that crawls, or moves on its belly, as snakes,, or by means of small, short legs, as lizards, and the like.
Reptile (n.) One of the Reptilia, or one of the Amphibia.
Reptile (n.) A groveling or very mean person.
Repulse (v. t.) To repel; to beat or drive back; as, to repulse an assault; to repulse the enemy.
Repulse (v. t.) To repel by discourtesy, coldness, or denial; to reject; to send away; as, to repulse a suitor or a proffer.
Repulse (n.) The act of repelling or driving back; also, the state of being repelled or driven back.
Repulse (n.) Figuratively: Refusal; denial; rejection; failure.
Reputed (imp. & p. p.) of Repute
Requere (v. t.) To require.
Request (n.) The act of asking for anything desired; expression of desire or demand; solicitation; prayer; petition; entreaty.
Request (n.) That which is asked for or requested.
Request (n.) A state of being desired or held in such estimation as to be sought after or asked for; demand.
Request (v. t.) To ask for (something); to express desire ffor; to solicit; as, to request his presence, or a favor.
Request (v. t.) To address with a request; to ask.
Requiem (n.) A mass said or sung for the repose of a departed soul.
Requiem (n.) Any grand musical composition, performed in honor of a deceased person.
Requiem (n.) Rest; quiet; peace.
Require (v. t.) To demand; to insist upon having; to claim as by right and authority; to exact; as, to require the surrender of property.
Require (v. t.) To demand or exact as indispensable; to need.
Require (v. t.) To ask as a favor; to request.
Requite (v. t.) To repay; in a good sense, to recompense; to return (an equivalent) in good; to reward; in a bad sense, to retaliate; to return (evil) for evil; to punish.
Reredos (n.) A screen or partition wall behind an altar.
Reredos (n.) The back of a fireplace.
Reredos (n.) The open hearth, upon which fires were lighted, immediately under the louver, in the center of ancient halls.
Rereign (v. i.) To reign again.
Rescind (v. t.) To cut off; to abrogate; to annul.
Rescind (v. t.) Specifically, to vacate or make void, as an act, by the enacting authority or by superior authority; to repeal; as, to rescind a law, a resolution, or a vote; to rescind a decree or a judgment.
Rescous (n.) Rescue; deliverance.
Rescous (n.) See Rescue, 2.
Rescowe (v. t.) To rescue.
Rescued (imp. & p. p.) of Rescue
Rescuer (n.) One who rescues.
Reseize (v. t.) To seize again, or a second time.
Reseize (v. t.) To put in possession again; to reinstate.
Reseize (v. t.) To take possession of, as lands and tenements which have been disseized.
Reserve (v. t.) To keep back; to retain; not to deliver, make over, or disclose.
Reserve (v. t.) Hence, to keep in store for future or special use; to withhold from present use for another purpose or time; to keep; to retain.
Reserve (v. t.) To make an exception of; to except.
Reserve (n.) The act of reserving, or keeping back; reservation.
Reserve (n.) That which is reserved, or kept back, as for future use.
Reserve (n.) That which is excepted; exception.
Reserve (n.) Restraint of freedom in words or actions; backwardness; caution in personal behavior.
Reserve (n.) A tract of land reserved, or set apart, for a particular purpose; as, the Connecticut Reserve in Ohio, originally set apart for the school fund of Connecticut; the Clergy Reserves in Canada, for the support of the clergy.
Reserve (n.) A body of troops in the rear of an army drawn up for battle, reserved to support the other
Reserve (n.) Funds kept on hand to meet liabilities.
Reshape (v. t.) To shape again.
Resiant (a.) Resident; present in a place.
Resiant (n.) A resident.
Resided (imp. & p. p.) of Reside
Resider (n.) One who resides in a place.
Residue (n.) That which remains after a part is taken, separated, removed, or designated; remnant; remainder.
Residue (n.) That part of a testeator's estate wwhich is not disposed of in his will by particular and special legacies and devises, and which remains after payment of debts and legacies.
Residue (n.) That which remains of a molecule after the removal of a portion of its constituents; hence, an atom or group regarded as a portion of a molecule; -- used as nearly equivalent to radical, but in a more general sense.
Residue (n.) Any positive or negative number that differs from a given number by a multiple of a given modulus; thus, if 7 is the modulus, and 9 the given number, the numbers -5, 2, 16, 23, etc., are residues.
Resiege (v. t.) To seat again; to reinstate.
Re-sign (v. t.) To affix one's signature to, a second time; to sign again.
Re sign (n.) Resignation.
Resiled (imp. & p. p.) of Resile
Resinic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, resin; as, the resinic acids.
Resolve (v. i.) To separate the component parts of; to reduce to the constituent elements; -- said of compound substances; hence, sometimes, to melt, or dissolve.
Resolve (v. i.) To reduce to simple or intelligible notions; -- said of complex ideas or obscure questions; to make clear or certain; to free from doubt; to disentangle; to unravel; to explain; hence, to clear up, or dispel, as doubt; as, to resolve a riddle.
Resolve (v. i.) To cause to perceive or understand; to acquaint; to inform; to convince; to assure; to make certain.
Resolve (v. i.) To determine or decide in purpose; to make ready in mind; to fix; to settle; as, he was resolved by an unexpected event.
Resolve (v. i.) To express, as an opinion or determination, by resolution and vote; to declare or decide by a formal vote; -- followed by a clause; as, the house resolved (or, it was resolved by the house) that no money should be apropriated (or, to appropriate no money).
Resolve (v. i.) To change or convert by resolution or formal vote; -- used only reflexively; as, the house resolved itself into a committee of the whole.
Resolve (v. i.) To solve, as a problem, by enumerating the several things to be done, in order to obtain what is required; to find the answer to, or the result of.
Resolve (v. i.) To dispere or scatter; to discuss, as an inflammation or a tumor.
Resolve (v. i.) To let the tones (as of a discord) follow their several tendencies, resulting in a concord.
Resolve (v. i.) To relax; to lay at ease.
Resolve (v. i.) To be separated into its component parts or distinct principles; to undergo resolution.
Resolve (v. i.) To melt; to dissolve; to become fluid.
Resolve (v. i.) To be settled in opinion; to be convinced.
Resolve (v. i.) To form a purpose; to make a decision; especially, to determine after reflection; as, to resolve on a better course of life.
Resolve (n.) The act of resolving or making clear; resolution; solution.
Resolve (n.) That which has been resolved on or determined; decisive conclusion; fixed purpose; determination; also, legal or official determination; a legislative declaration; a resolution.
Resound (v. i.) To sound loudly; as, his voice resounded far.
Resound (v. i.) To be filled with sound; to ring; as, the woods resound with song.
Resound (v. i.) To be echoed; to be sent back, as sound.
Resound (v. i.) To be mentioned much and loudly.
Resound (v. i.) To echo or reverberate; to be resonant; as, the earth resounded with his praise.
Resound (v. t.) To throw back, or return, the sound of; to echo; to reverberate.
Resound (v. t.) To praise or celebrate with the voice, or the sound of instruments; to extol with sounds; to spread the fame of.
Resound (n.) Return of sound; echo.
Respeak (v. t.) To speak or utter again.
Respeak (v. t.) To answer; to echo.
Respect (v. t.) To take notice of; to regard with special attention; to regard as worthy of special consideration; hence, to care for; to heed.
Respect (v. t.) To consider worthy of esteem; to regard with honor.
Respect (v. t.) To look toward; to front upon or toward.
Respect (v. t.) To regard; to consider; to deem.
Respect (v. t.) To have regard to; to have reference to; to relate to; as, the treaty particularly respects our commerce.
Respect (v.) The act of noticing with attention; the giving particular consideration to; hence, care; caution.
Respect (v.) Esteem; regard; consideration; honor.
Respect (v.) An expression of respect of deference; regards; as, to send one's respects to another.
Respect (v.) Reputation; repute.
Respect (v.) Relation; reference; regard.
Respect (v.) Particular; point regarded; point of view; as, in this respect; in any respect; in all respects.
Respect (v.) Consideration; motive; interest.
Respell (v. t.) To spell again.
Respire (v. i.) To take breath again; hence, to take rest or refreshment.
Respire (v. i.) To breathe; to inhale air into the lungs, and exhale it from them, successively, for the purpose of maintaining the vitality of the blood.
Respire (v. t.) To breathe in and out; to inspire and expire,, as air; to breathe.
Respire (v. t.) To breathe out; to exhale.
Respite (n.) A putting off of that which was appointed; a postponement or delay.
Respite (n.) Temporary intermission of labor, or of any process or operation; interval of rest; pause; delay.
Respite (n.) Temporary suspension of the execution of a capital offender; reprieve.
Respite (n.) The delay of appearance at court granted to a jury beyond the proper term.
Respite (n.) To give or grant a respite to.
Respite (n.) To delay or postpone; to put off.
Respite (n.) To keep back from execution; to reprieve.
Respite (n.) To relieve by a pause or interval of rest.
Resplit (v. t. & i.) To split again.
Respond (v. i.) To say somethin in return; to answer; to reply; as, to respond to a question or an argument.
Respond (v. i.) To show some effect in return to a force; to act in response; to accord; to correspond; to suit.
Respond (v. i.) To render satisfaction; to be answerable; as, the defendant is held to respond in damages.
Respond (v. t.) To answer; to reply.
Respond (v. t.) To suit or accord with; to correspond to.
Respond (n.) An answer; a response.
Respond (n.) A short anthem sung at intervals during the reading of a chapter.
Respond (n.) A half pier or pillar attached to a wall to support an arch.
Resting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rest
Restant (a.) Persistent.
Restate (v. t.) To state anew.
Restful (a.) Being at rest; quiet.
Restful (a.) Giving rest; freeing from toil, trouble, etc.
Restiff (a.) Restive.
Restiff (n.) A restive or stubborn horse.
Restily (adv.) In a resty manner.
Resting () a. & n. from Rest, v. t. & i.
Restive (a.) Unwilling to go on; obstinate in refusing to move forward; stubborn; drawing back.
Restive (a.) Inactive; sluggish.
Restive (a.) Impatient under coercion, chastisement, or opposition; refractory.
Restive (a.) Uneasy; restless; averse to standing still; fidgeting about; -- applied especially to horses.
Restore (v. t.) To bring back to its former state; to bring back from a state of ruin, decay, disease, or the like; to repair; to renew; to recover.
Restore (v. t.) To give or bring back, as that which has been lost., or taken away; to bring back to the owner; to replace.
Restore (v. t.) To renew; to reestablish; as, to restore harmony among those who are variance.
Restore (v. t.) To give in place of, or as satisfaction for.
Restore (v. t.) To make good; to make amends for.
Restore (v. t.) To bring back from a state of injury or decay, or from a changed condition; as, to restore a painting, statue, etc.
Restore (v. t.) To form a picture or model of, as of something lost or mutilated; as, to restore a ruined building, city, or the like.
Restore (n.) Restoration.
Resumed (imp. & p. p.) of Resume
Retable (n.) A shelf behind the altar, for display of lights, vases of wlowers, etc.
Retaker (n.) One who takes again what has been taken; a recaptor.
Retched (imp. & p. p.) of Retch
Retiary (n.) Any spider which spins webs to catch its prey.
Retiary (n.) A retiarius.
Retiary (a.) Netlike.
Retiary (a.) Constructing or using a web, or net, to catch prey; -- said of certain spiders.
Retiary (a.) Armed with a net; hence, skillful to entangle.
Reticle (n.) A small net.
Reticle (n.) A reticule. See Reticule, 2.
Retinal (a.) Of or pertaining to the retina.
Retinea (pl. ) of Retineum
Retinic (a.) Of or pertaining to resin; derived from resin; specifically, designating an acid found in certain fossil resins and hydrocarbons.
Retinol (n.) A hydrocarbon oil obtained by the distillation of resin, -- used in printer's ink.
Retinue (n.) The body of retainers who follow a prince or other distinguished person; a train of attendants; a suite.
Retiped (n.) A bird having small polygonal scales covering the tarsi.
Retired (imp. & p. p.) of Retire
Retired (a.) Private; secluded; quiet; as, a retired life; a person of retired habits.
Retired (a.) Withdrawn from active duty or business; as, a retired officer; a retired physician.
Retirer (n.) One who retires.
Retouch (v. t.) To touch again, or rework, in order to improve; to revise; as, to retouch a picture or an essay.
Retouch (v. t.) To correct or change, as a negative, by handwork.
Retouch (n.) A partial reworking,as of a painting, a sculptor's clay model, or the like.
Retrace (v. t.) To trace back, as a
Retrace (v. t.) To go back, in or over (a previous course); to go over again in a reverse direction; as, to retrace one's steps; to retrace one's proceedings.
Retrace (v. t.) To trace over again, or renew the out
Retract (v. t.) To draw back; to draw up or shorten; as, the cat can retract its claws; to retract a muscle.
Retract (v. t.) To withdraw; to recall; to disavow; to recant; to take back; as, to retract an accusation or an assertion.
Retract (v. t.) To take back,, as a grant or favor previously bestowed; to revoke.
Retract (v. i.) To draw back; to draw up; as, muscles retract after amputation.
Retract (v. i.) To take back what has been said; to withdraw a concession or a declaration.
Retract (n.) The pricking of a horse's foot in nailing on a shoe.
Retrait (n.) A portrait; a likeness.
Retread (v. t. & i.) To tread again.
Retreat (n.) The act of retiring or withdrawing one's self, especially from what is dangerous or disagreeable.
Retreat (n.) The place to which anyone retires; a place or privacy or safety; a refuge; an asylum.
Retreat (n.) The retiring of an army or body of men from the face of an enemy, or from any ground occupied to a greater distance from the enemy, or from an advanced position.
Retreat (n.) The withdrawing of a ship or fleet from an enemy for the purpose of avoiding an engagement or escaping after defeat.
Retreat (n.) A signal given in the army or navy, by the beat of a drum or the sounding of trumpet or bugle, at sunset (when the roll is called), or for retiring from action.
Retreat (n.) A special season of solitude and silence to engage in religious exercises.
Retreat (n.) A period of several days of withdrawal from society to a religious house for exclusive occupation in the duties of devotion; as, to appoint or observe a retreat.
Retreat (v. i.) To make a retreat; to retire from any position or place; to withdraw; as, the defeated army retreated from the field.
Retrial (n.) A secdond trial, experiment, or test; a second judicial trial, as of an accused person.
Retrude (v. t.) To thrust back.
Retruse (a.) Abstruse.
Rettery (n.) A place or establishment where flax is retted. See Ret.
Retting (n.) The act or process of preparing flax for use by soaking, maceration, and kindred processes; -- also called rotting. See Ret.
Retting (n.) A place where flax is retted; a rettery.
Re-turn (v. t. & i.) To turn again.
Reunion (n.) A second union; union formed anew after separation, secession, or discord; as, a reunion of parts or particles of matter; a reunion of parties or sects.
Reunion (n.) An assembling of persons who have been separated, as of a family, or the members of a disbanded regiment; an assembly so composed.
Reunite (v. t. & i.) To unite again; to join after separation or variance.
Reveled (imp. & p. p.) of Revel
Reveler (n.) One who revels.
Revelry (n.) The act of engaging in a revel; noisy festivity; reveling.
Revenge (v. t.) To inflict harm in return for, as an injury, insult, etc.; to exact satisfaction for, under a sense of injury; to avenge; -- followed either by the wrong received, or by the person or thing wronged, as the object, or by the reciprocal pronoun as direct object, and a preposition before the wrong done or the wrongdoer.
Revenge (v. t.) To inflict injury for, in a spiteful, wrong, or malignant spirit; to wreak vengeance for maliciously.
Revenge (v. i.) To take vengeance; -- with
Revenge (n.) The act of revenging; vengeance; retaliation; a returning of evil for evil.
Revenge (n.) The disposition to revenge; a malignant wishing of evil to one who has done us an injury.
Revenue (n.) That which returns, or comes back, from an investment; the annual rents, profits, interest, or issues of any species of property, real or personal; income.
Revenue (n.) Hence, return; reward; as, a revenue of praise.
Revenue (n.) The annual yield of taxes, excise, customs, duties, rents, etc., which a nation, state, or municipality collects and receives into the treasury for public use.
Revered (imp. & p. p.) of Revere
Reverer (n.) One who reveres.
Reverie (n.) Alt. of Revery
Reverse (a.) Turned backward; having a contrary or opposite direction; hence; opposite or contrary in kind; as, the reverse order or method.
Reverse (a.) Turned upside down; greatly disturbed.
Reverse (a.) Reversed; as, a reverse shell.
Reverse (a.) That which appears or is presented when anything, as a lance, a
Reverse (a.) That which is directly opposite or contrary to something else; a contrary; an opposite.
Reverse (a.) The act of reversing; complete change; reversal; hence, total change in circumstances or character; especially, a change from better to worse; misfortune; a check or defeat; as, the enemy met with a reverse.
Reverse (a.) The back side; as, the reverse of a drum or trench; the reverse of a medal or coin, that is, the side opposite to the obverse. See Obverse.
Reverse (a.) A thrust in fencing made with a backward turn of the hand; a backhanded stroke.
Reverse (a.) A turn or fold made in bandaging, by which the direction of the bandage is changed.
Reverse (a.) To turn back; to cause to face in a contrary direction; to cause to depart.
Reverse (a.) To cause to return; to recall.
Reverse (a.) To change totally; to alter to the opposite.
Reverse (a.) To turn upside down; to invert.
Reverse (a.) Hence, to overthrow; to subvert.
Reverse (a.) To overthrow by a contrary decision; to make void; to under or annual for error; as, to reverse a judgment, sentence, or decree.
Reverse (v. i.) To return; to revert.
Reverse (v. i.) To become or be reversed.
Reviled (imp. & p. p.) of Revile
Reviler (n.) One who reviles.
Revince (v. t.) To overcome; to refute, as error.
Revisal (n.) The act of revising, or reviewing and reexamining for correction and improvement; revision; as, the revisal of a manuscript; the revisal of a proof sheet; the revisal of a treaty.
Revised (imp. & p. p.) of Revise
Reviser (n.) One who revises.
Revisit (v. t.) To visit again.
Revisit (v. t.) To revise.
Revival (n.) The act of reviving, or the state of being revived.
Revival (n.) Renewed attention to something, as to letters or literature.
Revival (n.) Renewed performance of, or interest in, something, as the drama and literature.
Revival (n.) Renewed interest in religion, after indifference and dec
Revival (n.) Reanimation from a state of langour or depression; -- applied to the health, spirits, and the like.
Revival (n.) Renewed pursuit, or cultivation, or flourishing state of something, as of commerce, arts, agriculture.
Revival (n.) Renewed prevalence of something, as a practice or a fashion.
Revival (n.) Restoration of force, validity, or effect; renewal; as, the revival of a debt barred by limitation; the revival of a revoked will, etc.
Revival (n.) Revivification, as of a metal. See Revivification, 2.
Revived (imp. & p. p.) of Revive
Reviver (n.) One who, or that which, revives.
Revivor (n.) Revival of a suit which is abated by the death or marriage of any of the parties, -- done by a bill of revivor.
Revoice (v. t.) To refurnish with a voice; to refit, as an organ pipe, so as to restore its tone.
Revoked (imp. & p. p.) of Revoke
Revoker (n.) One who revokes.
Revolve (v. i.) To turn or roll round on, or as on, an axis, like a wheel; to rotate, -- which is the more specific word in this sense.
Revolve (v. i.) To move in a curved path round a center; as, the planets revolve round the sun.
Revolve (v. i.) To pass in cycles; as, the centuries revolve.
Revolve (v. i.) To return; to pass.
Revolve (v. t.) To cause to turn, as on an axis.
Revolve (v. t.) Hence, to turn over and over in the mind; to reflect repeatedly upon; to consider all aspects of.
Revulse (v. t.) To pull back with force.
Rewrite (v. t.) To write again.
Reynard (n.) An appelation applied after the manner of a proper name to the fox. Same as Renard.
Sea ape () The thrasher shark.
Sea ape () The sea otter.
Sea-bar (n.) A tern.
Sea bat () See Batfish (a).
Seaboat () A boat or vessel adapted to the open sea; hence, a vessel considered with reference to her power of resisting a storm, or maintaining herself in a heavy sea; as, a good sea boat.
Seaboat () A chitin.
Seabord (n. & a.) See Seaboard.
Sea bow () See Marine rainbow, under Rainbow.
Sea boy () A boy employed on shipboard.
Sea bug () A chiton.
Sea cat () The wolf fish.
Sea cat () Any marine siluroid fish, as Aelurichthys marinus, and Arinus felis, of the eastern coast of the United States. Many species are found on the coasts of Central and South America.
Sea cob () The black-backed gull.
Sea cow () The mantee.
Sea cow () The dugong.
Sea cow () The walrus.
Sea dog () The dogfish.
Sea dog () The common seal.
Sea dog () An old sailor; a salt.
Sea-ear (n.) Any species of ear-shaped shells of the genus Haliotis. See Abalone.
Sea eel () The conger eel.
Sea egg () A sea urchin.
Sea fan () Any gorgonian which branches in a fanlike form, especially Gorgonia flabellum of Florida and the West Indies.
Sea fir () A sertularian hydroid, especially Sertularia abietina, which branches like a miniature fir tree.
Sea fox () The thrasher shark. See Thrasher.
Seagirt (a.) Surrounded by the water of the sea or ocean; as, a seagirt isle.
Sea god () A marine deity; a fabulous being supposed to live in, or have dominion over, the sea, or some particular sea or part of the sea, as Neptune.
Sea hen () the common guillemot; -- applied also to various other sea birds.
Sea hog () The porpoise.
Skaling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Seal
Seaming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Seam
Seamark (n.) Any elevated object on land which serves as a guide to mariners; a beacon; a landmark visible from the sea, as a hill, a tree, a steeple, or the like.
Sea mat () Any bryozoan of the genus Flustra or allied genera which form frondlike corals.
Sea maw () The sea mew.
Sea mew () A gull; the mew.
Seaming (n.) The act or process of forming a seam or joint.
Seaming (n.) The cord or rope at the margin of a seine, to which the meshes of the net are attached.
Sea mud () A rich slimy deposit in salt marshes and along the seashore, sometimes used as a manure; -- called also sea ooze.
Sea-orb (n.) A globefish.
Sea owl () The lumpfish.
Sea pad () The puffin.
Sea-pen (n.) A pennatula.
Sea pie () The oyster catcher, a limico
Sea pie () A dish of crust or pastry and meat or fish, etc., cooked together in alternate layers, -- a common food of sailors; as, a three-decker sea pie.
Sea pig () A porpoise or dolphin.
Sea pig () A dugong.
Seaport (n.) A port on the seashore, or one accessible for seagoing vessels. Also used adjectively; as, a seaport town.
Sea pye () See 1st Sea pie.
Searing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sear
Sea rat () A pirate.
Sea rat () The chimaera.
Searcer (n.) One who sifts or bolts.
Searcer (n.) A searce, or sieve.
Seasick (a.) Affected with seasickness.
Seaside (n.) The land bordering on, or adjacent to, the sea; the seashore. Also used adjectively.
Seating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Seat
Seating (n.) The act of providong with a seat or seats; as, the seating of an audience.
Seating (n.) The act of making seats; also, the material for making seats; as, cane seating.
Seawant (n.) The name used by the Algonquin Indians for the shell beads which passed among the Indians as money.
Seawand () See Sea girdles.
Seaward (a.) Directed or situated toward the sea.
Seaward (adv.) Toward the sea.
Seaware (n.) Seaweed; esp., coarse seaweed. See Ware, and Sea girdles.
Seaweed (n.) Popularly, any plant or plants growing in the sea.
Seaweed (n.) Any marine plant of the class Algae, as kelp, dulse, Fucus, Ulva, etc.
Seawife (n.) A European wrasse (Labrus vetula).
Sebacic (a.) Of or pertaining to fat; derived from, or resembling, fat; specifically, designating an acid (formerly called also sebic, and pyroleic, acid), obtained by the distillation or saponification of certain oils (as castor oil) as a white crystal
Secancy (n.) A cutting; an intersection; as, the point of secancy of one
Seceded (imp. & p. p.) of Secede
Seceder (n.) One who secedes.
Seceder (n.) One of a numerous body of Presbyterians in Scotland who seceded from the communion of the Established Church, about the year 1733, and formed the Secession Church, so called.
Sechium (n.) The edible fruit of a West Indian plant (Sechium edule) of the Gourd family. It is soft, pear-shaped, and about four inches long, and contains a single large seed. The root of the plant resembles a yam, and is used for food.
Seclude (v. t.) To shut up apart from others; to withdraw into, or place in, solitude; to separate from society or intercourse with others.
Seclude (v. t.) To shut or keep out; to exclude.
Secondo (n.) The second part in a concerted piece.
Secrecy (n.) The state or quality of being hidden; as, his movements were detected in spite of their secrecy.
Secrecy (n.) That which is concealed; a secret.
Secrecy (n.) Seclusion; privacy; retirement.
Secrecy (n.) The quality of being secretive; fidelity to a secret; forbearance of disclosure or discovery.
Secrely (adv.) Secretly.
Secrete (v. t.) To deposit in a place of hiding; to hide; to conceal; as, to secrete stolen goods; to secrete one's self.
Secrete (v. t.) To separate from the blood and elaborate by the process of secretion; to elaborate and emit as a secretion. See Secretion.
Sectant (n.) One of the portions of space bounded by the three coordinate planes. Specif. (Crystallog.), one of the parts of a crystal into which it is divided by the axial planes.
Sectary (n.) A sectarian; a member or adherent of a sect; a follower or disciple of some particular teacher in philosophy or religion; one who separates from an established church; a dissenter.
Sectile (a.) Capable of being cut; specifically (Min.), capable of being severed by the knife with a smooth cut; -- said of minerals.
Section (n.) The act of cutting, or separation by cutting; as, the section of bodies.
Section (n.) A part separated from something; a division; a portion; a slice.
Section (n.) A distinct part or portion of a book or writing; a subdivision of a chapter; the division of a law or other writing; a paragraph; an article; hence, the character /, often used to denote such a division.
Section (n.) A distinct part of a country or people, community, class, or the like; a part of a territory separated by geographical
Section (n.) One of the portions, of one square mile each, into which the public lands of the United States are divided; one thirty-sixth part of a township. These sections are subdivided into quarter sections for sale under the homestead and preemption laws.
Section (n.) The figure made up of all the points common to a superficies and a solid which meet, or to two superficies which meet, or to two
Section (n.) A division of a genus; a group of species separated by some distinction from others of the same genus; -- often indicated by the sign /.
Section (n.) A part of a musical period, composed of one or more phrases. See Phrase.
Section (n.) The description or representation of anything as it would appear if cut through by any intersecting plane; depiction of what is beyond a plane passing through, or supposed to pass through, an object, as a building, a machine, a succession of strata; profile.
Sectism (n.) Devotion to a sect.
Sectist (n.) One devoted to a sect; a soetary.
Secular (a.) Coming or observed once in an age or a century.
Secular (a.) Pertaining to an age, or the progress of ages, or to a long period of time; accomplished in a long progress of time; as, secular inequality; the secular refrigeration of the globe.
Secular (a.) Of or pertaining to this present world, or to things not spiritual or holy; relating to temporal as distinguished from eternal interests; not immediately or primarily respecting the soul, but the body; worldly.
Secular (a.) Not regular; not bound by monastic vows or rules; not confined to a monastery, or subject to the rules of a religious community; as, a secular priest.
Secular (a.) Belonging to the laity; lay; not clerical.
Secular (n.) A secular ecclesiastic, or one not bound by monastic rules.
Secular (n.) A church official whose functions are confined to the vocal department of the choir.
Secular (n.) A layman, as distinguished from a clergyman.
Secured (imp. & p. p.) of Secure
Securer (n.) One who, or that which, secures.
Sedilia (n. pl.) Seats in the chancel of a church near the altar for the officiating clergy during intervals of service.
Sedlitz (a.) Same as Seidlitz.
Seduced (imp. & p. p.) of Seduce
Seducer (n.) One who, or that which, seduces; specifically, one who prevails over the chastity of a woman by enticements and persuasions.
Seeding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Seed
Seedbox (n.) A capsule.
Seedbox (n.) A plant (Ludwigia alternifolia) which has somewhat cubical or box-shaped capsules.
Seedcod (n.) A seedlip.
Seedlip (n.) Alt. of Seedlop
Seedlop (n.) A vessel in which a sower carries the seed to be scattered.
Seedman (See) Seedsman.
Seeking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Seek
Seeling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Seel
Seeling (n.) The rolling or agitation of a ship in a storm.
Seelily (adv.) In a silly manner.
Seeming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Seem
Seeming (a.) Having a semblance, whether with or without reality; apparent; specious; befitting; as, seeming friendship; seeming truth.
Seeming (n.) Appearance; show; semblance; fair appearance; speciousness.
Seeming (n.) Apprehension; judgment.
Seepage (n.) Alt. of Sipage
Seeress (n.) A female seer; a prophetess.
Seethed (imp.) of Seethe
Seethed (p. p.) of Seethe
Seether (n.) A pot for boiling things; a boiler.
Segment (n.) One of the parts into which any body naturally separates or is divided; a part divided or cut off; a section; a portion; as, a segment of an orange; a segment of a compound or divided leaf.
Segment (n.) A part cut off from a figure by a
Segment (n.) A piece in the form of the sector of a circle, or part of a ring; as, the segment of a sectional fly wheel or flywheel rim.
Segment (n.) A segment gear.
Segment (n.) One of the cells or division formed by segmentation, as in egg cleavage or in fissiparous cell formation.
Segment (n.) One of the divisions, rings, or joints into which many animal bodies are divided; a somite; a metamere; a somatome.
Segment (v. i.) To divide or separate into parts in growth; to undergo segmentation, or cleavage, as in the segmentation of the ovum.
Segnity (n.) Sluggishness; dullness; inactivity.
Seiches (n. pl.) Local oscillations in level observed in the case of some lakes, as Lake Geneva.
Seining (n.) Fishing with a seine.
Seismic (a.) Alt. of Seismal
Seismal (a.) Of or pertaining to an earthquake; caused by an earthquake.
Seizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Seize
Seizing (n.) The act of taking or grasping suddenly.
Seizing (n.) The operation of fastening together or lashing.
Seizing (n.) The cord or lashing used for such fastening.
Seizure (n.) The act of seizing, or the state of being seized; sudden and violent grasp or gripe; a taking into possession; as, the seizure of a thief, a property, a throne, etc.
Seizure (n.) Retention within one's grasp or power; hold; possession; ownership.
Seizure (n.) That which is seized, or taken possession of; a thing laid hold of, or possessed.
Sejeant (a.) Sitting, as a lion or other beast.
Selenic (a.) Of or pertaining to selenium; derived from, or containing, selenium; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a higher valence as contrasted with selenious compounds.
Selfish (a.) Caring supremely or unduly for one's self; regarding one's own comfort, advantage, etc., in disregard, or at the expense, of those of others.
Selfish (a.) Believing or teaching that the chief motives of human action are derived from love of self.
Selfism (n.) Concentration of one's interests on one's self; self-love; selfishness.
Selfist (n.) A selfish person.
Selling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sell
Selvage (n.) Alt. of Selvedge
Semilor (n.) A yellowish alloy of copper and zinc. See Simplor.
Seminal (a.) Pertaining to, containing, or consisting of, seed or semen; as, the seminal fluid.
Seminal (a.) Contained in seed; holding the relation of seed, source, or first principle; holding the first place in a series of developed results or consequents; germinal; radical; primary; original; as, seminal principles of generation; seminal virtue.
Seminal (n.) A seed.
Semined (a.) Thickly covered or sown, as with seeds.
Semiped (n.) A half foot in poetry.
Semitae (pl. ) of Semita
Semitic (a.) Of or pertaining to Shem or his descendants; belonging to that division of the Caucasian race which includes the Arabs, Jews, and related races.
Semivif (a.) Only half alive.
Semoule (n.) Same as Semolina.
Semster (n.) A seamster.
Senator (n.) A member of a senate.
Senator (n.) A member of the king's council; a king's councilor.
Sending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Send
Senecas (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians who formerly inhabited a part of Western New York. This tribe was the most numerous and most warlike of the Five Nations.
Senecio (n.) A very large genus of composite plants including the groundsel and the golden ragwort.
Senegal (n.) Gum senegal. See under Gum.
Senegin (n.) A substance extracted from the rootstock of the Polygala Senega (Seneca root), and probably identical with polygalic acid.
Seniory (n.) Seniority.
Sensate (v. t.) To feel or apprehend more or less distinctly through a sense, or the senses; as, to sensate light, or an odor.
Sensate (a.) Alt. of Sensated
Sensing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sense
Sensism (n.) Same as Sensualism, 2 & 3.
Sensist (n.) One who, in philosophy, holds to sensism.
Sensive (a.) Having sense or sensibility; sensitive.
Sensery (n.) Same as Sensorium.
Sensory (a.) Of or pertaining to the sensorium or sensation; as, sensory impulses; -- especially applied to those nerves and nerve fibers which convey to a nerve center impulses resulting in sensation; also sometimes loosely employed in the sense of afferent, to indicate nerve fibers which convey impressions of any kind to a nerve center.
Sensual (a.) Pertaining to, consisting in, or affecting, the sense, or bodily organs of perception; relating to, or concerning, the body, in distinction from the spirit.
Sensual (a.) Hence, not spiritual or intellectual; carnal; fleshly; pertaining to, or consisting in, the gratification of the senses, or the indulgence of appetites; wordly.
Sensual (a.) Devoted to the pleasures of sense and appetite; luxurious; voluptuous; lewd; libidinous.
Sensual (a.) Pertaining or peculiar to the philosophical doctrine of sensualism.
Sentery (n.) A sentry.
Senteur (n.) Scent.
Sentine (n.) A place for dregs and dirt; a sink; a sewer.
Sepaled (a.) Having one or more sepals.
-trices (pl. ) of Separatrix
-trixes (pl. ) of Separatrix
Seposit (v. t.) To set aside; to give up.
Seppuku (n.) Same as Hara-kiri.
Septane (n.) See Heptane.
Septate (a.) Divided by partition or partitions; having septa; as, a septate pod or shell.
Septoic (a.) See Heptoic.
Septula (pl. ) of Septulum
Septuor (n.) A septet.
Sequela (n.) One who, or that which, follows.
Sequela (n.) An adherent, or a band or sect of adherents.
Sequela (n.) That which follows as the logical result of reasoning; inference; conclusion; suggestion.
Sequela (n.) A morbid phenomenon left as the result of a disease; a disease resulting from another.
Sequent (a.) Following; succeeding; in continuance.
Sequent (a.) Following as an effect; consequent.
Sequent (n.) A follower.
Sequent (n.) That which follows as a result; a sequence.
Sequoia (n.) A genus of coniferous trees, consisting of two species, Sequoia Washingtoniana, syn. S. gigantea, the "big tree" of California, and S. sempervirens, the redwood, both of which attain an immense height.
Seraphs (pl. ) of Seraph
Serapis (n.) An Egyptian deity, at first a symbol of the Nile, and so of fertility; later, one of the divinities of the lower world. His worship was introduced into Greece and Rome.
Serfage (n.) Alt. of Serfdom
Serfdom (n.) The state or condition of a serf.
Serfism (n.) Serfage.
Seriate (a.) Arranged in a series or succession; pertaining to a series.
Sericin (n.) A gelatinous nitrogenous material extracted from crude silk and other similar fiber by boiling water; -- called also silk gelatin.
Seriema (n.) A large South American bird (Dicholophus, / Cariama cristata) related to the cranes. It is often domesticated. Called also cariama.
Serious (a.) Grave in manner or disposition; earnest; thoughtful; solemn; not light, gay, or volatile.
Serious (a.) Really intending what is said; being in earnest; not jesting or deceiving.
Serious (a.) Important; weighty; not trifling; grave.
Serious (a.) Hence, giving rise to apprehension; attended with danger; as, a serious injury.
Serolin (n.) A peculiar fatty substance found in the blood, probably a mixture of fats, cholesterin, etc.
Serolin (n.) A body found in fecal matter and thought to be formed in the intestines from the cholesterin of the bile; -- called also stercorin, and stercolin.
Serpens (n.) A constellation represented as a serpent held by Serpentarius.
Serpent (n.) Any reptile of the order Ophidia; a snake, especially a large snake. See Illust. under Ophidia.
Serpent (n.) Fig.: A subtle, treacherous, malicious person.
Serpent (n.) A species of firework having a serpentine motion as it passess through the air or along the ground.
Serpent (n.) The constellation Serpens.
Serpent (n.) A bass wind instrument, of a loud and coarse tone, formerly much used in military bands, and sometimes introduced into the orchestra; -- so called from its form.
Serpent (v. i.) To wind like a serpent; to crook about; to meander.
Serpent (v. t.) To wind; to encircle.
Serpigo (n.) A dry, scaly eruption on the skin; especially, a ringworm.
Serpula (n.) Any one of numerous species of tubicolous annelids of the genus Serpula and allied genera of the family Serpulidae. They secrete a calcareous tube, which is usually irregularly contorted, but is sometimes spirally coiled. The worm has a wreath of plumelike and often bright-colored gills around its head, and usually an operculum to close the aperture of its tube when it retracts.
Serrate (a.) Alt. of Serrated
Serried (a.) Crowded; compact; dense; pressed together.
Serrous (a.) Like the teeth off a saw; jagged.
Serrula (n.) The red-breasted merganser.
Serried (imp. & p. p.) of Serry
Servage (n.) Serfage; slavery; servitude.
Servant (n.) One who serves, or does services, voluntarily or on compulsion; a person who is employed by another for menial offices, or for other labor, and is subject to his command; a person who labors or exerts himself for the benefit of another, his master or employer; a subordinate helper.
Servant (n.) One in a state of subjection or bondage.
Servant (n.) A professed lover or suitor; a gallant.
Servant (v. t.) To subject.
Serving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Serve
Servian (a.) Of or pertaining to Servia, a kingdom of Southern Europe.
Servian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Servia.
Service () Alt. of Service
Service () A name given to several trees and shrubs of the genus Pyrus, as Pyrus domestica and P. torminalis of Europe, the various species of mountain ash or rowan tree, and the American shad bush (see Shad bush, under Shad). They have clusters of small, edible, applelike berries.
Service (n.) The act of serving; the occupation of a servant; the performance of labor for the benefit of another, or at another's command; attendance of an inferior, hired helper, slave, etc., on a superior, employer, master, or the like; also, spiritual obedience and love.
Service (n.) The deed of one who serves; labor performed for another; duty done or required; office.
Service (n.) Office of devotion; official religious duty performed; religious rites appropriate to any event or ceremonial; as, a burial service.
Service (n.) Hence, a musical composition for use in churches.
Service (n.) Duty performed in, or appropriate to, any office or charge; official function; hence, specifically, military or naval duty; performance of the duties of a soldier.
Service (n.) Useful office; advantage conferred; that which promotes interest or happiness; benefit; avail.
Service (n.) Profession of respect; acknowledgment of duty owed.
Service (n.) The act and manner of bringing food to the persons who eat it; order of dishes at table; also, a set or number of vessels ordinarily used at table; as, the service was tardy and awkward; a service of plate or glass.
Service (n.) The act of bringing to notice, either actually or constructively, in such manner as is prescribed by law; as, the service of a subp/na or an attachment.
Service (n.) The materials used for serving a rope, etc., as spun yarn, small
Service (n.) The act of serving the ball.
Service (n.) Act of serving or covering. See Serve, v. t., 13.
Servile (a.) Of or pertaining to a servant or slave; befitting a servant or a slave; proceeding from dependence; hence, meanly submissive; slavish; mean; cringing; fawning; as, servile flattery; servile fear; servile obedience.
Servile (a.) Held in subjection; dependent; enslaved.
Servile (a.) Not belonging to the original root; as, a servile letter.
Servile (a.) Not itself sounded, but serving to lengthen the preceeding vowel, as e in tune.
Servile (n.) An element which forms no part of the original root; -- opposed to radical.
Serving () a. & n. from Serve.
Servite (n.) One of the order of the Religious Servants of the Holy Virgin, founded in Florence in 1223.
Sesqui- () A combining form (also used adjectively) denoting that three atoms or equivalents of the substance to the name of which it is prefixed are combined with two of some other element or radical; as, sesquibromide, sesquicarbonate, sesquichloride, sesquioxide.
Sessile (a.) Attached without any sensible projecting support.
Sessile (a.) Resting directly upon the main stem or branch, without a petiole or footstalk; as, a sessile leaf or blossom.
Sessile (a.) Permanently attached; -- said of the gonophores of certain hydroids which never became detached.
Session (n.) The act of sitting, or the state of being seated.
Session (n.) The actual sitting of a court, council, legislature, etc., or the actual assembly of the members of such a body, for the transaction of business.
Session (n.) Hence, also, the time, period, or term during which a court, council, legislature, etc., meets daily for business; or, the space of time between the first meeting and the prorogation or adjournment; thus, a session of Parliaments is opened with a speech from the throne, and closed by prorogation. The session of a judicial court is called a term.
Sestine (n.) See Sextain.
Sestuor (n.) A sestet.
Setting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Set
Setback (n.) Offset, n., 4.
Setback (n.) A backset; a countercurrent; an eddy.
Setback (n.) A backset; a check; a repulse; a reverse; a relapse.
Setbolt (n.) An iron pin, or bolt, for fitting planks closely together.
Setbolt (n.) A bolt used for forcing another bolt out of its hole.
Setdown (n.) The humbling of a person by act or words, especially by a retort or a reproof; the retort or the reproof which has such effect.
Setfoil (n.) See Septfoil.
Setiger (n.) An annelid having setae; a chaetopod.
Setness (n.) The quality or state of being set; formality; obstinacy.
Set-off (n.) That which is set off against another thing; an offset.
Set-off (n.) That which is used to improve the appearance of anything; a decoration; an ornament.
Set-off (n.) A counterclaim; a cross debt or demand; a distinct claim filed or set up by the defendant against the plaintiff's demand.
Set-off (n.) Same as Offset, n., 4.
Set-off (n.) See Offset, 7.
Setting (n.) The act of one who, or that which, sets; as, the setting of type, or of gems; the setting of the sun; the setting (hardening) of moist plaster of Paris; the setting (set) of a current.
Setting (n.) The act of marking the position of game, as a setter does; also, hunting with a setter.
Setting (n.) Something set in, or inserted.
Setting (n.) That in which something, as a gem, is set; as, the gold setting of a jeweled pin.
Settled (imp. & p. p.) of Settle
Settler (n.) One who settles, becomes fixed, established, etc.
Settler (n.) Especially, one who establishes himself in a new region or a colony; a colonist; a planter; as, the first settlers of New England.
Settler (n.) That which settles or finishes; hence, a blow, etc., which settles or decides a contest.
Settler (n.) A vessel, as a tub, in which something, as pulverized ore suspended in a liquid, is allowed to settle.
Setulae (pl. ) of Setula
Setwall (n.) A plant formerly valued for its restorative qualities (Valeriana officinalis, or V. Pyrenaica).
Seventh (a.) Next in order after the sixth;; coming after six others.
Seventh (a.) Constituting or being one of seven equal parts into which anything is divided; as, the seventh part.
Seventh (n.) One next in order after the sixth; one coming after six others.
Seventh (n.) The quotient of a unit divided by seven; one of seven equal parts into which anything is divided.
Seventh (n.) An interval embracing seven diatonic degrees of the scale.
Seventh (n.) A chord which includes the interval of a seventh whether major, minor, or diminished.
Seventy (a.) Seven times ten; one more than sixty-nine.
Seventy (n.) The sum of seven times ten; seventy units or objects.
Seventy (n.) A symbol representing seventy units, as 70, or lxx.
Severed (imp. &. p. p.) of Sever
Several (a.) Separate; distinct; particular; single.
Several (a.) Diverse; different; various.
Several (a.) Consisting of a number more than two, but not very many; divers; sundry; as, several persons were present when the event took place.
Several (adv.) By itself; severally.
Several (n.) Each particular taken singly; an item; a detail; an individual.
Several (n.) Persons oe objects, more than two, but not very many.
Several (n.) An inclosed or separate place; inclosure.
Sewster (n.) A seamstress.
Sexifid (a.) Six-cleft; as, a sexfid calyx or nectary.
Sexless (a.) Having no sex.
Sextain (n.) A stanza of six
Sextans (n.) A Roman coin, the sixth part of an as.
Sextans (n.) A constellation on the equator south of Leo; the Sextant.
Sextant (n.) The sixth part of a circle.
Sextant (n.) An instrument for measuring angular distances between objects, -- used esp. at sea, for ascertaining the latitude and longitude. It is constructed on the same optical principle as Hadley's quadrant, but usually of metal, with a nicer graduation, telescopic sight, and its arc the sixth, and sometimes the third, part of a circle. See Quadrant.
Sextant (n.) The constellation Sextans.
Sextary (n.) An ancient Roman liquid and dry measure, about equal to an English pint.
Sextary (n.) A sacristy.
Sexteyn (n.) A sacristan.
Sextile (a.) Measured by sixty degrees; fixed or indicated by a distance of sixty degrees.
Sextile (n.) The aspect or position of two planets when distant from each other sixty degrees, or two signs. This position is marked thus: /.
Teacher (n.) One who teaches or instructs; one whose business or occupation is to instruct others; an instructor; a tutor.
Teacher (n.) One who instructs others in religion; a preacher; a minister of the gospel; sometimes, one who preaches without regular ordination.
Teaming (n.) The act or occupation of driving a team, or of hauling or carrying, as logs, goods, or the like, with a team.
Teaming (n.) Contract work.
Tearing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tear
Tearful (a.) Abounding with tears; weeping; shedding tears; as, tearful eyes.
Tearpit (n.) A cavity or pouch beneath the lower eyelid of most deer and antelope; the lachrymal sinus; larmier. It is capable of being opened at pleasure and secretes a waxy substance.
Teasing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tease
Teatish (a.) Peevish; tettish; fretful; -- said of a child. See Tettish.
Techily (adv.) In a techy manner.
Technic (a.) Technical.
Technic (a.) The method of performance in any art; technical skill; artistic execution; technique.
Technic (a.) Technical terms or objects; things pertaining to the practice of an art or science.
Tedding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ted
Te Deum () An ancient and celebrated Christian hymn, of uncertain authorship, but often ascribed to St. Ambrose; -- so called from the first words "Te Deum laudamus." It forms part of the daily matins of the Roman Catholic breviary, and is sung on all occasions of thanksgiving. In its English form, commencing with words, "We praise thee, O God," it forms a part of the regular morning service of the Church of England and the Protestant Episcopal Church in America.
Te Deum () A religious service in which the singing of the hymn forms a principal part.
Tedious (a.) Involving tedium; tiresome from continuance, prolixity, slowness, or the like; wearisome.
Teeming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Teem
Teemful (a.) Pregnant; prolific.
Teemful (a.) Brimful.
Teeming (a.) Prolific; productive.
Teenage (n.) The longer wood for making or mending fences.
Teenful (a.) Full of teen; harmful; grievous; grieving; afflicted.
Teethed (imp. & p. p.) of Teeth
Teetuck (n.) The rock pipit.
Tegmina (pl. ) of Tegmen
Tegulae (pl. ) of Tegula
Tegular (a.) Of or pertaining to a tile; resembling a tile, or arranged like tiles; consisting of tiles; as, a tegular pavement.
Telarly (adv.) In a weblike manner.
Teleost (n.) One of the Teleosti. Also used adjectively.
Telling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tell
Tellina (n.) A genus of marine bivalve mollusks having thin, delicate, and often handsomely colored shells.
Telling (a.) Operating with great effect; effective; as, a telling speech.
Telpher (n.) A contrivance for the conveyance of vehicles or loads by means of electricity.
Telsons (pl. ) of Telson
Tempean (a.) Of or pertaining to Temple, a valley in Thessaly, celebrated by Greek poets on account of its beautiful scenery; resembling Temple; hence, beautiful; delightful; charming.
Tempera (n.) A mode or process of painting; distemper.
Tempest (n.) An extensive current of wind, rushing with great velocity and violence, and commonly attended with rain, hail, or snow; a furious storm.
Tempest (n.) Fig.: Any violent tumult or commotion; as, a political tempest; a tempest of war, or of the passions.
Tempest (n.) A fashionable assembly; a drum. See the Note under Drum, n., 4.
Tempest (v. t.) To disturb as by a tempest.
Tempest (v. i.) To storm.
Templar (n.) One of a religious and military order first established at Jerusalem, in the early part of the 12th century, for the protection of pilgrims and of the Holy Sepulcher. These Knights Templars, or Knights of the Temple, were so named because they occupied an apartment of the palace of Bladwin II. in Jerusalem, near the Temple.
Templar (n.) A student of law, so called from having apartments in the Temple at London, the original buildings having belonged to the Knights Templars. See Inner Temple, and Middle Temple, under Temple.
Templar (n.) One belonged to a certain order or degree among the Freemasons, called Knights Templars. Also, one of an order among temperance men, styled Good Templars.
Templar (a.) Of or pertaining to a temple.
Templed (a.) Supplied with a temple or temples, or with churches; inclosed in a temple.
Templet (n.) A gauge, pattern, or mold, commonly a thin plate or board, used as a guide to the form of the work to be executed; as, a mason's or a wheelwright's templet.
Templet (n.) A short piece of timber, iron, or stone, placed in a wall under a girder or other beam, to distribute the weight or pressure.
Tempted (imp. & p. p.) of Tempt
Tempter (n.) One who tempts or entices; especially, Satan, or the Devil, regarded as the great enticer to evil.
Tenable (a.) Capable of being held, naintained, or defended, as against an assailant or objector, or againts attempts to take or process; as, a tenable fortress, a tenable argument.
Tenancy (n.) A holding, or a mode of holding, an estate; tenure; the temporary possession of what belongs to another.
Tenancy (n.) A house for habitation, or place to live in, held of another.
Tending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tend
Tendrac (n.) Any one of several species of small insectivores of the family Centetidae, belonging to Ericulus, Echinope, and related genera, native of Madagascar. They are more or less spinose and resemble the hedgehog in habits. The rice tendrac (Oryzorictes hora) is very injurious to rice crops. Some of the species are called also tenrec.
Tendril (a.) A slender, leafless portion of a plant by which it becomes attached to a supporting body, after which the tendril usually contracts by coiling spirally.
Tendril (a.) Clasping; climbing as a tendril.
Tendron (n.) A tendril.
Teneral (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a condition assumed by the imago of certain Neuroptera, after exclusion from the pupa. In this state the insect is soft, and has not fully attained its mature coloring.
Tenfold (a. & adv.) In tens; consisting of ten in one; ten times repeated.
Tenioid (a.) See Taenoid.
Tenpins (n.) A game resembling ninepins, but played with ten pins. See Ninepins.
Tensile (a.) Of or pertaining to extension; as, tensile strength.
Tensile (a.) Capable of extension; ductile; tensible.
Tension (a.) The act of stretching or straining; the state of being stretched or strained to stiffness; the state of being bent strained; as, the tension of the muscles, tension of the larynx.
Tension (a.) Fig.: Extreme strain of mind or excitement of feeling; intense effort.
Tension (a.) The degree of stretching to which a wire, cord, piece of timber, or the like, is strained by drawing it in the direction of its length; strain.
Tension (a.) The force by which a part is pulled when forming part of any system in equilibrium or in motion; as, the tension of a srting supporting a weight equals that weight.
Tension (a.) A device for checking the delivery of the thread in a sewing machine, so as to give the stitch the required degree of tightness.
Tension (a.) Expansive force; the force with which the particles of a body, as a gas, tend to recede from each other and occupy a larger space; elastic force; elasticity; as, the tension of vapor; the tension of air.
Tension (a.) The quality in consequence of which an electric charge tends to discharge itself, as into the air by a spark, or to pass from a body of greater to one of less electrical potential. It varies as the quantity of electricity upon a given area.
Tensity (n.) The quality or state of being tense, or strained to stiffness; tension; tenseness.
Tensive (a.) Giving the sensation of tension, stiffness, or contraction.
Tensure (n.) Tension.
Tenting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tent
Tentage (n.) A collection of tents; an encampment.
Tentful (n.) As much, or as many, as a tent will hold.
Tenthly (adv.) In a tenth manner.
Tentory (n.) The awning or covering of a tent.
Tenuate (v. t.) To make thin; to attenuate.
Tenuity (n.) The quality or state of being tenuous; thinness, applied to a broad substance; slenderness, applied to anything that is long; as, the tenuity of a leaf; the tenuity of a hair.
Tenuity (n.) Rarily; rareness; thinness, as of a fluid; as, the tenuity of the air; the tenuity of the blood.
Tenuity (n.) Poverty; indigence.
Tenuity (n.) Refinement; delicacy.
Tenuous (a.) Thin; slender; small; minute.
Tenuous (a.) Rare; subtile; not dense; -- said of fluids.
Tenuous (a.) Lacking substance, as a tenuous argument.
Tequila (n.) An intoxicating liquor made from the maguey in the district of Tequila, Mexico.
Teraphs (pl. ) of Teraph
Terapin (n.) See Terrapin.
Terbium (n.) A rare metallic element, of uncertain identification, supposed to exist in certain minerals, as gadolinite and samarskite, with other rare ytterbium earth. Symbol Tr or Tb. Atomic weight 150.
Tercine (n.) A cellular layer derived from the nucleus of an ovule and surrounding the embryo sac. Cf. Quintine.
Terebic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, terbenthene (oil of turpentine); specifically, designating an acid, C7H10O4, obtained by the oxidation of terbenthene with nitric acid, as a white crystal
Terebra (n.) A genus of marine gastropods having a long, tapering spire. They belong to the Toxoglossa. Called also auger shell.
Terebra (n.) The boring ovipositor of a hymenopterous insect.
Teredos (pl. ) of Teredo
Tergant (a.) Showing the back; as, the eagle tergant.
Tergite (n.) The dorsal portion of an arthromere or somite of an articulate animal. See Illust. under Coleoptera.
Terming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Term
Termine (v. t.) To terminate.
Termini (pl. ) of Terminus
Termite (n.) Any one of numerous species of pseudoneoropterous insects belonging to Termes and allied genera; -- called also white ant. See Illust. of White ant.
Ternary (a.) Proceeding by threes; consisting of three; as, the ternary number was anciently esteemed a symbol of perfection, and held in great veneration.
Ternary (a.) Containing, or consisting of, three different parts, as elements, atoms, groups, or radicals, which are regarded as having different functions or relations in the molecule; thus, sodic hydroxide, NaOH, is a ternary compound.
Ternary (n.) A ternion; the number three; three things taken together; a triad.
Ternate (a.) Having the parts arranged by threes; as, ternate branches, leaves, or flowers.
Ternion (a.) The number three; three things together; a ternary.
Terpene (n.) Any one of a series of isomeric hydrocarbons of pleasant aromatic odor, occurring especially in coniferous plants and represented by oil of turpentine, but including also certain hydrocarbons found in some essential oils.
Terrace (v.) A raised level space, shelf, or platform of earth, supported on one or more sides by a wall, a bank of tuft, or the like, whether designed for use or pleasure.
Terrace (v.) A balcony, especially a large and uncovered one.
Terrace (v.) A flat roof to a house; as, the buildings of the Oriental nations are covered with terraces.
Terrace (v.) A street, or a row of houses, on a bank or the side of a hill; hence, any street, or row of houses.
Terrace (v.) A level plain, usually with a steep front, bordering a river, a lake, or sometimes the sea.
Terrace (v. t.) To form into a terrace or terraces; to furnish with a terrace or terraces, as, to terrace a garden, or a building.
Terrane (n.) A group of rocks having a common age or origin; -- nearly equivalent to formation, but used somewhat less comprehensively.
Terreen (n.) See Turren.
Terrene (n.) A tureen.
Terrene (a.) Of or pertaining to the earth; earthy; as, terrene substance.
Terrene (a.) Earthy; terrestrial.
Terrene (n.) The earth's surface; the earth.
Terrene (n.) The surface of the ground.
Terrier (n.) An auger or borer.
Terrier (n.) One of a breed of small dogs, which includes several distinct subbreeds, some of which, such as the Skye terrier and Yorkshire terrier, have long hair and drooping ears, while others, at the English and the black-and-tan terriers, have short, close, smooth hair and upright ears.
Terrier (n.) Formerly, a collection of acknowledgments of the vassals or tenants of a lordship, containing the rents and services they owed to the lord, and the like.
Terrier (n.) In modern usage, a book or roll in which the lands of private persons or corporations are described by their site, boundaries, number of acres, or the like.
Terrify (v. t.) To make terrible.
Terrify (v. t.) To alarm or shock with fear; to frighten.
Tertial (a. & n.) Same as Tertiary.
Tertian (a.) Occurring every third day; as, a tertian fever.
Tertian (n.) A disease, especially an intermittent fever, which returns every third day, reckoning inclusively, or in which the intermission lasts one day.
Tertian (n.) A liquid measure formerly used for wine, equal to seventy imperial, or eighty-four wine, gallons, being one third of a tun.
Tessera (n.) A small piece of marble, glass, earthenware, or the like, having a square, or nearly square, face, used by the ancients for mosaic, as for making pavements, for ornamenting walls, and like purposes; also, a similar piece of ivory, bone, wood, etc., used as a ticket of admission to theaters, or as a certificate for successful gladiators, and as a token for various other purposes.
Testing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Test
Testacy (n.) The state or circumstance of being testate, or of leaving a valid will, or testament, at death.
Testate (a.) Having made and left a will; as, a person is said to die testate.
Testate (n.) One who leaves a valid will at death; a testate person.
Testern (n.) A sixpence; a tester.
Testern (v. t.) To present with a tester.
Testify (v. i.) To make a solemn declaration, verbal or written, to establish some fact; to give testimony for the purpose of communicating to others a knowledge of something not known to them.
Testify (v. i.) To make a solemn declaration under oath or affirmation, for the purpose of establishing, or making proof of, some fact to a court; to give testimony in a cause depending before a tribunal.
Testify (v. i.) To declare a charge; to protest; to give information; to bear witness; -- with against.
Testify (v. t.) To bear witness to; to support the truth of by testimony; to affirm or declare solemny.
Testify (v. t.) To affirm or declare under oath or affirmation before a tribunal, in order to prove some fact.
Testify (adv.) In a testy manner; fretfully; peevishly; with petulance.
Testing (n.) The act of testing or proving; trial; proof.
Testing (n.) The operation of refining gold or silver in a test, or cupel; cupellation.
Testone (n.) A silver coin of Portugal, worth about sixpence sterling, or about eleven cents.
Testoon (n.) An Italian silver coin. The testoon of Rome is worth 1s. 3d. sterling, or about thirty cents.
Testudo (n.) A genus of tortoises which formerly included a large number of diverse forms, but is now restricted to certain terrestrial species, such as the European land tortoise (Testudo Graeca) and the gopher of the Southern United States.
Testudo (n.) A cover or screen which a body of troops formed with their shields or targets, by holding them over their heads when standing close to each other. This cover resembled the back of a tortoise, and served to shelter the men from darts, stones, and other missiles. A similar defense was sometimes formed of boards, and moved on wheels.
Testudo (n.) A kind of musical instrument. a species of lyre; -- so called in allusion to the lyre of Mercury, fabled to have been made of the shell of a tortoise.
Tetanic (a.) Of or pertaining to tetanus; having the character of tetanus; as, a tetanic state; tetanic contraction.
Tetanic (a.) Producing, or tending to produce, tetanus, or tonic contraction of the muscles; as, a tetanic remedy. See Tetanic, n.
Tetanic (n.) A substance (notably nux vomica, strychnine, and brucine) which, either as a remedy or a poison, acts primarily on the spinal cord, and which, when taken in comparatively large quantity, produces tetanic spasms or convulsions.
Tetanin (n.) A poisonous base (ptomaine) formed in meat broth through the agency of a peculiar microbe from the wound of a person who has died of tetanus; -- so called because it produces tetanus as one of its prominent effects.
Tetanus (n.) A painful and usually fatal disease, resulting generally from a wound, and having as its principal symptom persistent spasm of the voluntary muscles. When the muscles of the lower jaw are affected, it is called locked-jaw, or lickjaw, and it takes various names from the various incurvations of the body resulting from the spasm.
Tetanus (n.) That condition of a muscle in which it is in a state of continued vibratory contraction, as when stimulated by a series of induction shocks.
Tettish (a.) Captious; testy.
Teutons (pl. ) of Teuton
Textile (a.) Pertaining to weaving or to woven fabrics; as, textile arts; woven, capable of being woven; formed by weaving; as, textile fabrics.
Textile (n.) That which is, or may be, woven; a fabric made by weaving.
Textmen (pl. ) of Textman
Textman (n.) One ready in quoting texts.
Textual (a.) Of, pertaining to, or contained in, the text; as, textual criticism; a textual reading.
Textual (a.) Serving for, or depending on, texts.
Textual (a.) Familiar with texts or authorities so as to cite them accurately.
Textuel (a.) Textual.
Texture (n.) The act or art of weaving.
Texture (n.) That which woven; a woven fabric; a web.
Texture (n.) The disposition or connection of threads, filaments, or other slender bodies, interwoven; as, the texture of cloth or of a spider's web.
Texture (n.) The disposition of the several parts of any body in connection with each other, or the manner in which the constituent parts are united; structure; as, the texture of earthy substances or minerals; the texture of a plant or a bone; the texture of paper; a loose or compact texture.
Texture (n.) A tissue. See Tissue.
Texture (v. t.) To form a texture of or with; to interweave.
Textury (n.) The art or process of weaving; texture.
Vection (n.) Vectitation.
Vecture (n.) The act of carrying; conveyance; carriage.
Vedanta (n.) A system of philosophy among the Hindus, founded on scattered texts of the Vedas, and thence termed the "Anta," or end or substance.
Vedette (n.) A sentinel, usually on horseback, stationed on the outpost of an army, to watch an enemy and give notice of danger; a vidette.
Veering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Veer
Veering (a.) Shifting.
Vegetal (a.) Of or pertaining to vegetables, or the vegetable kingdom; of the nature of a vegetable; vegetable.
Vegetal (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, that class of vital phenomena, such as digestion, absorption, assimilation, secretion, excretion, circulation, generation, etc., which are common to plants and animals, in distinction from sensation and volition, which are peculiar to animals.
Vegetal (n.) A vegetable.
Vehicle (n.) That in or on which any person or thing is, or may be, carried, as a coach, carriage, wagon, cart, car, sleigh, bicycle, etc.; a means of conveyance; specifically, a means of conveyance upon land.
Vehicle (n.) That which is used as the instrument of conveyance or communication; as, matter is the vehicle of energy.
Vehicle (n.) A substance in which medicine is taken.
Vehicle (n.) Any liquid with which a pigment is applied, including whatever gum, wax, or glutinous or adhesive substance is combined with it.
Veiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Veil
Veiling (n.) A veil; a thin covering; also, material for making veils.
Veining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vein
Veinlet (n.) A small vein.
Veinous (a.) Marked with veins; veined; veiny.
Velaria (pl. ) of Velarium
Velella (n.) Any species of oceanic Siphonophora belonging to the genus Velella.
Veliger (n.) Any larval gastropod or bivalve mollusk in the state when it is furnished with one or two ciliated membranes for swimming.
Vellumy (a.) Resembling vellum.
Velours (n.) One of many textile fabrics having a pile like that of velvet.
Velverd (n.) The veltfare.
Velvety (a.) Made of velvet, or like velvet; soft; smooth; delicate.
Venally (adv.) In a venal manner.
Venatic (a.) Alt. of Venatical
Vending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vend
Vendace (n.) A European lake whitefish (Coregonus Willughbii, or C. Vandesius) native of certain lakes in Scotland and England. It is regarded as a delicate food fish. Called also vendis.
Venison (n.) Beasts of the chase.
Venison (n.) Formerly, the flesh of any of the edible beasts of the chase, also of game birds; now, the flesh of animals of the deer kind exclusively.
Venting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vent
Ventage (n.) A small hole, as the stop in a flute; a vent.
Ventail (n.) That part of a helmet which is intended for the admission of air, -- sometimes in the visor.
Ventose (n.) A ventouse.
Ventose (a.) Windy; flatulent.
Ventose (a.) The sixth month of the calendar adopted by the first French republic. It began February 19, and ended March 20. See Vend/miaire.
Ventrad (adv.) Toward the ventral side; on the ventral side; ventrally; -- opposed to dorsad.
Ventral (a.) Of, pertaining to, or situated near, the belly, or ventral side, of an animal or of one of its parts; hemal; abdominal; as, the ventral fin of a fish; the ventral root of a spinal nerve; -- opposed to dorsal.
Ventral (a.) Of or pertaining to that surface of a carpel, petal, etc., which faces toward the center of a flower.
Ventral (a.) Of or pertaining to the lower side or surface of a creeping moss or other low flowerless plant. Opposed to dorsal.
Ventro- () A combining form used in anatomy to indicate connection with, or relation to, the abdomen; also, connection with, relation to, or direction toward, the ventral side; as, ventrolateral; ventro-inguinal.
Venture (n.) An undertaking of chance or danger; the risking of something upon an event which can not be foreseen with certainty; a hazard; a risk; a speculation.
Venture (n.) An event that is not, or can not be, foreseen; an accident; chance; hap; contingency; luck.
Venture (n.) The thing put to hazard; a stake; a risk; especially, something sent to sea in trade.
Venture (v. i.) To hazard one's self; to have the courage or presumption to do, undertake, or say something; to dare.
Venture (v. i.) To make a venture; to run a hazard or risk; to take the chances.
Venture (v. t.) To expose to hazard; to risk; to hazard; as, to venture one's person in a balloon.
Venture (v. t.) To put or send on a venture or chance; as, to venture a horse to the West Indies.
Venture (v. t.) To confide in; to rely on; to trust.
Ventuse (v. t. & i.) See Ventouse.
Veranda (n.) An open, roofed gallery or portico, adjoining a dwelling house, forming an out-of-door sitting room. See Loggia.
Verbena (n.) A genus of herbaceous plants of which several species are extensively cultivated for the great beauty of their flowers; vervain.
Verbose (a.) Abounding in words; using or containing more words than are necessary; tedious by a multiplicity of words; prolix; wordy; as, a verbose speaker; a verbose argument.
Verdant (a.) Covered with growing plants or grass; green; fresh; flourishing; as, verdant fields; a verdant lawn.
Verdant (a.) Unripe in knowledge or judgment; unsophisticated; raw; green; as, a verdant youth.
Verdict (n.) The answer of a jury given to the court concerning any matter of fact in any cause, civil or criminal, committed to their examination and determination; the finding or decision of a jury on the matter legally submitted to them in the course of the trial of a cause.
Verdict (n.) Decision; judgment; opinion pronounced; as, to be condemned by the verdict of the public.
Verdine (n.) A commercial name for green ani
Verdure (n.) Green; greenness; freshness of vegetation; as, the verdure of the meadows in June.
Verging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Verge
Veritas (n.) The Bureau Veritas. See under Bureau.
Vermeil (n.) Vermilion; also, the color of vermilion, a bright, beautiful red.
Vermeil (n.) Silver gilt or gilt bronze.
Vermeil (n.) A liquid composition applied to a gilded surface to give luster to the gold.
Vermily (n.) Vermeil.
Vermuth (n.) A liqueur made of white wine, absinthe, and various aromatic drugs, used to excite the appetite.
Vernage (n.) A kind of sweet wine from Italy.
Vernant (a.) Flourishing, as in spring; vernal.
Vernate (v. i.) To become young again.
Vernier (n.) A short scale made to slide along the divisions of a graduated instrument, as the limb of a sextant, or the scale of a barometer, for indicating parts of divisions. It is so graduated that a certain convenient number of its divisions are just equal to a certain number, either one less or one more, of the divisions of the instrument, so that parts of a division are determined by observing what
Vernile (a.) Suiting a salve; servile; obsequious.
Vernine (n.) An alkaloid extracted from the shoots of the vetch, red clover, etc., as a white crystal
Vernish (n. & v.) Varnish.
Versant (a.) Familiar; conversant.
Versant (n.) The slope of a side of a mountain chain; hence, the general slope of a country; aspect.
Versing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Verse
Versify (v. i.) To make verses.
Versify (v. t.) To relate or describe in verse; to compose in verse.
Versify (v. t.) To turn into verse; to render into metrical form; as, to versify the Psalms.
Version (n.) A change of form, direction, or the like; transformation; conversion; turning.
Version (n.) A condition of the uterus in which its axis is deflected from its normal position without being bent upon itself. See Anteversion, and Retroversion.
Version (n.) The act of translating, or rendering, from one language into another language.
Version (n.) A translation; that which is rendered from another language; as, the Common, or Authorized, Version of the Scriptures (see under Authorized); the Septuagint Version of the Old Testament.
Version (n.) An account or description from a particular point of view, especially as contrasted with another account; as, he gave another version of the affair.
Versual (a.) Of or pertaining to a verse.
Versute (a.) Crafty; wily; cunning; artful.
Vertigo (n.) Dizziness or swimming of the head; an affection of the head in which objects, though stationary, appear to move in various directions, and the person affected finds it difficult to maintain an erect posture; giddiness.
Vertigo (n.) Any one of numerous species of small land snails belonging to the genus Vertigo, having an elongated or conical spiral shell and usually teeth in the aperture.
Vervain (n.) Any plant of the genus Verbena.
Vesbium (n.) A rare metallic element of which little is known. It is said by Scacchi to have been extracted from a yellowish incrustation from the cracks of a Vesuvian lava erupted in 1631.
Vesical (a.) Of or pertaining to the bladder.
Vesicle (n.) A bladderlike vessel; a membranous cavity; a cyst; a cell.
Vesicle (n.) A small bladderlike body in the substance of vegetable, or upon the surface of a leaf.
Vesicle (n.) A small, and more or less circular, elevation of the cuticle, containing a clear watery fluid.
Vesicle (n.) A cavity or sac, especially one filled with fluid; as, the umbilical vesicle.
Vesicle (n.) A small convex hollow prominence on the surface of a shell or a coral.
Vesicle (n.) A small cavity, nearly spherical in form, and usually of the size of a pea or smaller, such as are common in some volcanic rocks. They are produced by the liberation of watery vapor in the molten mass.
Vesico- () A combining form used in anatomy to indicate connection with, or relation to, the bladder; as in vesicoprostatic, vesicovaginal.
Vespers (n.) One of the little hours of the Breviary.
Vespers (n.) The evening song or service.
Vessets (n.) A kind of worsted; also, a worsted cloth.
Vesting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vest
Vestige (n.) The mark of the foot left on the earth; a track or footstep; a trace; a sign; hence, a faint mark or visible sign left by something which is lost, or has perished, or is no longer present; remains; as, the vestiges of ancient magnificence in Palmyra; vestiges of former population.
Vesting (n.) Cloth for vests; a vest pattern.
Vestlet (n.) Any one of several species of actinians belonging to the genus Cerianthus. These animals have a long, smooth body tapering to the base, and two separate circles of tentacles around the mouth. They form a tough, flexible, feltlike tube with a smooth internal lining, in which they dwell, whence the name.
Vesture (v. t.) A garment or garments; a robe; clothing; dress; apparel; vestment; covering; envelope.
Vesture (v. t.) The corn, grass, underwood, stubble, etc., with which land was covered; as, the vesture of an acre.
Vesture (v. t.) Seizin; possession.
Veteran (a.) Long exercised in anything, especially in military life and the duties of a soldier; long practiced or experienced; as, a veteran officer or soldier; veteran skill.
Veteran (n.) One who has been long exercised in any service or art, particularly in war; one who has had.
Vetiver (n.) An East Indian grass (Andropogon muricatus); also, its fragrant roots which are much used for making mats and screens. Also called kuskus, and khuskhus.
Vetoing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Veto
Vetoist (n.) One who uses, or sustains the use of, the veto.
Vetture (pl. ) of Vettura
Vettura (n.) An Italian four-wheeled carriage, esp. one let for hire; a hackney coach.
Vexilla (pl. ) of Vexillum
Weakish (a.) Somewhat weak; rather weak.
Wealden (a.) Of or pertaining to the lowest division of the Cretaceous formation in England and on the Continent, which overlies the Oolitic series.
Wealden (n.) The Wealden group or strata.
Wealful (a.) Weleful.
Wealthy (superl.) Having wealth; having large possessions, or larger than most men, as lands, goods, money, or securities; opulent; affluent; rich.
Wealthy (superl.) Hence, ample; full; satisfactory; abundant.
Weaning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wean
Wearing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wear
Wearily (adv.) In a weary manner.
Wearing (n.) The act of one who wears; the manner in which a thing wears; use; conduct; consumption.
Wearing (n.) That which is worn; clothes; garments.
Wearing (a.) Pertaining to, or designed for, wear; as, wearing apparel.
Wearish (a.) Weak; withered; shrunk.
Wearish (a.) Insipid; tasteless; unsavory.
Wearied (imp. & p. p.) of Weary
Weasand (n.) The windpipe; -- called also, formerly, wesil.
Weather (n.) The state of the air or atmosphere with respect to heat or cold, wetness or dryness, calm or storm, clearness or cloudiness, or any other meteorological phenomena; meteorological condition of the atmosphere; as, warm weather; cold weather; wet weather; dry weather, etc.
Weather (n.) Vicissitude of season; meteorological change; alternation of the state of the air.
Weather (n.) Storm; tempest.
Weather (n.) A light rain; a shower.
Weather (v. t.) To expose to the air; to air; to season by exposure to air.
Weather (v. t.) Hence, to sustain the trying effect of; to bear up against and overcome; to sustain; to endure; to resist; as, to weather the storm.
Weather (v. t.) To sail or pass to the windward of; as, to weather a cape; to weather another ship.
Weather (v. t.) To place (a hawk) unhooded in the open air.
Weather (v. i.) To undergo or endure the action of the atmosphere; to suffer meteorological influences; sometimes, to wear away, or alter, under atmospheric influences; to suffer waste by weather.
Weather (a.) Being toward the wind, or windward -- opposed to lee; as, weather bow, weather braces, weather gauge, weather lifts, weather quarter, weather shrouds, etc.
Weaving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Weave
Weaving (n.) The act of one who, or that which, weaves; the act or art of forming cloth in a loom by the union or intertexture of threads.
Weaving (n.) An incessant motion of a horse's head, neck, and body, from side to side, fancied to resemble the motion of a hand weaver in throwing the shuttle.
Weazand (n.) See Weasand.
Weazeny (a.) Somewhat weazen; shriveled.
Webbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Web
Webbing (n.) A woven band of cotton or flax, used for reins, girths, bed bottoms, etc.
Webfeet (pl. ) of Webfoot
Webfoot (n.) A foot the toes of which are connected by a membrane.
Webfoot (n.) Any web-footed bird.
Webster (n.) A weaver; originally, a female weaver.
Webform (n.) Any one of various species of moths whose gregarious larvae eat the leaves of trees, and construct a large web to which they retreat when not feeding.
Wedding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wed
Weddahs (n. pl.) See Veddahs.
Wedding (n.) Nuptial ceremony; nuptial festivities; marriage; nuptials.
Wedging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wedge
Wedlock (v. i.) The ceremony, or the state, of marriage; matrimony.
Wedlock (v. i.) A wife; a married woman.
Wedlock (v. t.) To marry; to unite in marriage; to wed.
Weeding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Weed
Weedery (n.) Weeds, collectively; also, a place full of weeds or for growing weeds.
Weeding () a. & n. from Weed, v.
Weekwam (n.) See Wigwam.
Weeping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Weep
Weepful (a.) Full of weeping or lamentation; grieving.
Weeping (n.) The act of one who weeps; lamentation with tears; shedding of tears.
Weeping (a.) Grieving; lamenting; shedding tears.
Weeping (a.) Discharging water, or other liquid, in drops or very slowly; surcharged with water.
Weeping (a.) Having slender, pendent branches; -- said of trees; as, weeping willow; a weeping ash.
Weeping (a.) Pertaining to lamentation, or those who weep.
Weerish (a.) See Wearish.
Weevily (a.) Having weevils; weeviled.
Weftage (n.) Texture.
Weigela (n.) Alt. of Weigelia
Weighed (imp. & p. p.) of Weigh
Weigher (n.) One who weighs; specifically, an officer whose duty it is to weigh commodities.
Weighty (superl.) Having weight; heavy; ponderous; as, a weighty body.
Weighty (superl.) Adapted to turn the balance in the mind, or to convince; important; forcible; serious; momentous.
Weighty (superl.) Rigorous; severe; afflictive.
Welaway (interj.) Alas!
Welcher (n.) See Welsher.
Welcome (n.) Received with gladness; admitted willingly to the house, entertainment, or company; as, a welcome visitor.
Welcome (n.) Producing gladness; grateful; as, a welcome present; welcome news.
Welcome (n.) Free to have or enjoy gratuitously; as, you are welcome to the use of my library.
Welcome (n.) Salutation to a newcomer.
Welcome (n.) Kind reception of a guest or newcomer; as, we entered the house and found a ready welcome.
Welcome (v. t.) To salute with kindness, as a newcomer; to receive and entertain hospitably and cheerfully; as, to welcome a visitor; to welcome a new idea.
Welding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Weld
Weleful (a.) Producing prosperity or happiness; blessed.
Welfare (n.) Well-doing or well-being in any respect; the enjoyment of health and the common blessings of life; exemption from any evil or calamity; prosperity; happiness.
Welking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Welk
Welling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Well
Welsher (n.) One who cheats at a horse race; one who bets, without a chance of being able to pay; one who receives money to back certain horses and absconds with it.
Welsome (a.) Prosperous; well.
Welting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Welt
Wemless (a.) Having no wem, or blemish; spotless.
Wenched (imp. & p. p.) of Wench
Wencher (n.) One who wenches; a lewd man.
Wending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wend
Wendish (a.) Of or pertaining the Wends, or their language.
Wennish (a.) Alt. of Wenny
Weroole (n.) An Australian lorikeet (Ptilosclera versicolor) noted for the variety of its colors; -- called also varied lorikeet.
Western (a.) Of or pertaining to the west; situated in the west, or in the region nearly in the direction of west; being in that quarter where the sun sets; as, the western shore of France; the western ocean.
Western (a.) Moving toward the west; as, a ship makes a western course; coming from the west; as, a western breeze.
Westing (n.) The distance, reckoned toward the west, between the two meridians passing through the extremities of a course, or portion of a ship's path; the departure of a course which lies to the west of north.
Wetting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wet
Wetbird (n.) The chaffinch, whose cry is thought to foretell rain.
Wettish (a.) Somewhat wet; moist; humid.
Xenylic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, designating, certain amido compounds obtained by reducing certain nitro derivatives of diphenyl.
Xeronic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid, C8H12O4, related to fumaric acid, and obtained from citraconic acid as an oily substance having a bittersweet taste; -- so called from its tendency to form its anhydride.
Yeaning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Yean
Yearned (imp. & p. p.) of Yearn
Yedding (n.) The song of a minstrel; hence, any song.
Yeldrin (n.) Alt. of Yeldrine
Yelling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Yell
Yellows (n.) A disease of the bile in horses, cattle, and sheep, causing yellowness of the eyes; jaundice.
Yellows (n.) A disease of plants, esp. of peach trees, in which the leaves turn to a yellowish color; jeterus.
Yellows (n.) A group of butterflies in which the predominating color is yellow. It includes the common small yellow butterflies. Called also redhorns, and sulphurs. See Sulphur.
Yelping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Yelp
Yerking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Yerk
Yestern (a.) Of or pertaining to yesterday; relating to the day last past.
Yezidee (n.) Alt. of Yezidi
Zealant (n.) One who is zealous; a zealot; an enthusiast.
Zealful (a.) Full of zeal.
Zealous (a.) Filled with, or characterized by, zeal; warmly engaged, or ardent, in behalf of an object.
Zealous (a.) Filled with religious zeal.
Zebrine (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the zebra.
Zedoary (n.) A medicinal substance obtained in the East Indies, having a fragrant smell, and a warm, bitter, aromatic taste. It is used in medicine as a stimulant.
Zeolite (n.) A term now used to designate any one of a family of minerals, hydrous silicates of alumina, with lime, soda, potash, or rarely baryta. Here are included natrolite, stilbite, analcime, chabazite, thomsonite, heulandite, and others. These species occur of secondary origin in the cavities of amygdaloid, basalt, and lava, also, less frequently, in granite and gneiss. So called because many of these species intumesce before the blowpipe.
Zesting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Zest
Zetetic (a.) Seeking; proceeding by inquiry.
Zetetic (n.) A seeker; -- a name adopted by some of the Pyrrhonists.
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