7 letter words whose second letter is I
Aiblins (adv.) Alt. of Ablins
Aidance (n.) Aid.
Aidless (a.) Helpless; without aid.
Aigulet (n.) See Aglet.
Ailette (n.) A small square shield, formerly worn on the shoulders of knights, -- being the prototype of the modern epaulet.
Ailment (n.) Indisposition; morbid affection of the body; -- not applied ordinarily to acute diseases.
Aimless (a.) Without aim or purpose; as, an aimless life.
Air bed () A sack or matters inflated with air, and used as a bed.
Air gas () See under Gas.
Air gun () A kind of gun in which the elastic force of condensed air is used to discharge the ball. The air is powerfully compressed into a reservoir attached to the gun, by a condensing pump, and is controlled by a valve actuated by the trigger.
Airless (a.) Not open to a free current of air; wanting fresh air, or communication with the open air.
Airlike (a.) Resembling air.
Airling (n.) A thoughtless, gay person.
Air sac () One of the spaces in different parts of the bodies of birds, which are filled with air and connected with the air passages of the lungs; an air cell.
Airward (adv.) Alt. of Airwards
Aisless (a.) Without an aisle.
Biasing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bias
Biaxial (a.) Having two axes; as, biaxial polarization.
Bibasic (a.) Having to hydrogen atoms which can be replaced by positive or basic atoms or radicals to form salts; -- said of acids. See Dibasic.
Bibcock (n.) A cock or faucet having a bent down nozzle.
Biblist (n.) One who makes the Bible the sole rule of faith.
Biblist (n.) A biblical scholar; a biblicist.
Bicched (a.) Pecked; pitted; notched.
Bickern (n.) An anvil ending in a beak or point (orig. in two beaks); also, the beak or horn itself.
Bicolor (a.) Alt. of Bicolored
Bicycle (n.) A light vehicle having two wheels one behind the other. It has a saddle seat and is propelled by the rider's feet acting on cranks or levers.
Bidding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bid
Bidding (n.) Command; order; a proclamation or notifying.
Bidding (n.) The act or process of making bids; an offer; a proposal of a price, as at an auction.
Bifilar (a.) Two-threaded; involving the use of two threads; as, bifilar suspension; a bifilar balance.
Biggest (a.) superl. of Big.
Bigging (v. t.) A building.
Bighorn (n.) The Rocky Mountain sheep (Ovis / Caprovis montana).
Bigness (n.) The state or quality of being big; largeness; size; bulk.
Bigoted (a.) Obstinately and blindly attached to some creed, opinion practice, or ritual; unreasonably devoted to a system or party, and illiberal toward the opinions of others.
Bigotry (n.) The state of mind of a bigot; obstinate and unreasoning attachment of one's own belief and opinions, with narrow-minded intolerance of beliefs opposed to them.
Bigotry (n.) The practice or tenets of a bigot.
Bilboes (pl. ) of Bilbo
Bilcock (n.) The European water rail.
Bilging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bilge
Biliary (a.) Relating or belonging to bile; conveying bile; as, biliary acids; biliary ducts.
Bilimbi (n.) Alt. of Bilimbing
Bilious (a.) Of or pertaining to the bile.
Bilious (a.) Disordered in respect to the bile; troubled with an excess of bile; as, a bilious patient; dependent on, or characterized by, an excess of bile; as, bilious symptoms.
Bilious (a.) Choleric; passionate; ill tempered.
Bilking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bilk
Billing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bill
Billage (n. / v. t. & i.) Same as Bilge.
Billard (n.) An English fish, allied to the cod; the coalfish.
Billbug (n.) A weevil or curculio of various species, as the corn weevil. See Curculio.
Billing (a. & n.) Caressing; kissing.
Billion (n.) According to the French and American method of numeration, a thousand millions, or 1,000,000,000; according to the English method, a million millions, or 1,000,000,000,000. See Numeration.
Billmen (pl. ) of Billman
Billman (n.) One who uses, or is armed with, a bill or hooked ax.
Billowy (a.) Of or pertaining to billows; swelling or swollen into large waves; full of billows or surges; resembling billows.
Bilobed (a.) Bilobate.
Bilsted (n.) See Sweet gum.
Biltong (n.) Lean meat cut into strips and sun-dried.
Binning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bin
Bounden () of Bind
Binding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bind
Bindery (n.) A place where books, or other articles, are bound; a bookbinder's establishment.
Binding (a.) That binds; obligatory.
Binding (n.) The act or process of one who, or that which, binds.
Binding (n.) Anything that binds; a bandage; the cover of a book, or the cover with the sewing, etc.; something that secures the edge of cloth from raveling.
Binding (pl.) The transoms, knees, beams, keelson, and other chief timbers used for connecting and strengthening the parts of a vessel.
Binocle (n.) A dioptric telescope, fitted with two tubes joining, so as to enable a person to view an object with both eyes at once; a double-barreled field glass or an opera glass.
Biogeny (n.) A doctrine that the genesis or production of living organisms can take place only through the agency of living germs or parents; -- opposed to abiogenesis.
Biogeny (n.) Life development generally.
Biology (n.) The science of life; that branch of knowledge which treats of living matter as distinct from matter which is not living; the study of living tissue. It has to do with the origin, structure, development, function, and distribution of animals and plants.
Bionomy (n.) Physiology.
Biorgan (n.) A physiological organ; a living organ; an organ endowed with function; -- distinguished from idorgan.
Biotaxy (n.) The classification of living organisms according to their structural character; taxonomy.
Biotite (n.) Mica containing iron and magnesia, generally of a black or dark green color; -- a common constituent of crystal
Bipedal (n.) Having two feet; biped.
Bipedal (n.) Pertaining to a biped.
Bipolar (a.) Doubly polar; having two poles; as, a bipolar cell or corpuscle.
Birches (pl. ) of Birch
Birched (imp. & p. p.) of Birch
Birchen (a.) Of or relating to birch.
Birding (n.) Birdcatching or fowling.
Birdlet (n.) A little bird; a nestling.
Birdman (n.) A fowler or birdcatcher.
Biretta (n.) Same as Berretta.
Birring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Birr
Biscuit (n.) A kind of unraised bread, of many varieties, plain, sweet, or fancy, formed into flat cakes, and bakes hard; as, ship biscuit.
Biscuit (n.) A small loaf or cake of bread, raised and shortened, or made light with soda or baking powder. Usually a number are baked in the same pan, forming a sheet or card.
Biscuit (n.) Earthen ware or porcelain which has undergone the first baking, before it is subjected to the glazing.
Biscuit (n.) A species of white, unglazed porcelain, in which vases, figures, and groups are formed in miniature.
Bismare (n.) Alt. of Bismer
Bismite (n.) Bismuth trioxide, or bismuth ocher.
Bismuth (n.) One of the elements; a metal of a reddish white color, crystallizing in rhombohedrons. It is somewhat harder than lead, and rather brittle; masses show broad cleavage surfaces when broken across. It melts at 507! Fahr., being easily fused in the flame of a candle. It is found in a native state, and as a constituent of some minerals. Specific gravity 9.8. Atomic weight 207.5. Symbol Bi.
Bistort (n.) An herbaceous plant of the genus Polygonum, section Bistorta; snakeweed; adderwort. Its root is used in medicine as an astringent.
Bitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bit
Bitless (a.) Not having a bit or bridle.
Bittern (n.) A wading bird of the genus Botaurus, allied to the herons, of various species.
Bittern (a.) The brine which remains in salt works after the salt is concreted, having a bitter taste from the chloride of magnesium which it contains.
Bittern (a.) A very bitter compound of quassia, cocculus Indicus, etc., used by fraudulent brewers in adulterating beer.
Bitters (n. pl.) A liquor, generally spirituous in which a bitter herb, leaf, or root is steeped.
Bittock (n.) A small bit of anything, of indefinite size or quantity; a short distance.
Bitumed (a.) Smeared with bitumen.
Bitumen (n.) Mineral pitch; a black, tarry substance, burning with a bright flame; Jew's pitch. It occurs as an abundant natural product in many places, as on the shores of the Dead and Caspian Seas. It is used in cements, in the construction of pavements, etc. See Asphalt.
Bitumen (n.) By extension, any one of the natural hydrocarbons, including the hard, solid, brittle varieties called asphalt, the semisolid maltha and mineral tars, the oily petroleums, and even the light, volatile naphthas.
Bivalve (n.) A mollusk having a shell consisting of two lateral plates or valves joined together by an elastic ligament at the hinge, which is usually strengthened by prominences called teeth. The shell is closed by the contraction of two transverse muscles attached to the inner surface, as in the clam, -- or by one, as in the oyster. See Mollusca.
Bivalve (n.) A pericarp in which the seed case opens or splits into two parts or valves.
Bivalve (a.) Having two shells or valves which open and shut, as the oyster and certain seed vessels.
Bivious (a.) Having, or leading, two ways.
Bivouac (n.) The watch of a whole army by night, when in danger of surprise or attack.
Bivouac (n.) An encampment for the night without tents or covering.
Bivouac (v. i.) To watch at night or be on guard, as a whole army.
Bivouac (v. i.) To encamp for the night without tents or covering.
Biwreye (v. t.) To bewray; to reveal.
Bizarre (a.) Odd in manner or appearance; fantastic; whimsical; extravagant; grotesque.
Ciboria (pl. ) of Ciborium
Cicadas (pl. ) of Cicada
Cicadae (pl. ) of Cicada
Ciliary (a.) Pertaining to the cilia, or eyelashes. Also applied to special parts of the eye itself; as, the ciliary processes of the choroid coat; the ciliary muscle, etc.
Ciliary (a.) Pertaining to or connected with the cilia in animal or vegetable organisms; as, ciliary motion.
Ciliata (n. pl.) One of the orders of Infusoria, characterized by having cilia. In some species the cilia cover the body generally, in others they form a band around the mouth.
Ciliate (a.) Alt. of Ciliated
Cimbric (a.) Pertaining to the Cimbri, an ancient tribe inhabiting Northern Germany.
Cimbric (n.) The language of the Cimbri.
Cimeter (n.) See Scimiter.
Cimices (pl. ) of Cimex
Cindery (a.) Resembling, or composed of, cinders; full of cinders.
Cipolin (n.) A whitish marble, from Rome, containiing pale greenish zones. It consists of calcium carbonate, with zones and cloudings of talc.
Circean (a.) Having the characteristics of Circe, daughter of Sol and Perseis, a mythological enchantress, who first charmed her victims and then changed them to the forms of beasts; pleasing, but noxious; as, a Circean draught.
Circled (imp. & p. p.) of Circle
Circled (a.) Having the form of a circle; round.
Circler (n.) A mean or inferior poet, perhaps from his habit of wandering around as a stroller; an itinerant poet. Also, a name given to the cyclic poets. See under Cyclic, a.
Circlet (n.) A little circle; esp., an ornament for the person, having the form of a circle; that which encircles, as a ring, a bracelet, or a headband.
Circlet (n.) A round body; an orb.
Circlet (n.) A circular piece of wood put under a dish at table.
Circuit (n.) The act of moving or revolving around, or as in a circle or orbit; a revolution; as, the periodical circuit of the earth round the sun.
Circuit (n.) The circumference of, or distance round, any space; the measure of a
Circuit (n.) That which encircles anything, as a ring or crown.
Circuit (n.) The space inclosed within a circle, or within limits.
Circuit (n.) A regular or appointed journeying from place to place in the exercise of one's calling, as of a judge, or a preacher.
Circuit (n.) A certain division of a state or country, established by law for a judge or judges to visit, for the administration of justice.
Circuit (n.) A district in which an itinerant preacher labors.
Circuit (n.) Circumlocution.
Circuit (v. i.) To move in a circle; to go round; to circulate.
Circuit (v. t.) To travel around.
Cirrate (a.) Having cirri along the margin of a part or organ.
Cirrhus (n.) Same as Cirrus.
Cirrose (a.) Bearing a tendril or tendrils; as, a cirrose leaf.
Cirrose (a.) Resembling a tendril or cirrus.
Cirrous (a.) Cirrose.
Cirrous (a.) Tufted; -- said of certain feathers of birds.
Cirsoid (a.) Varicose.
Cissoid (n.) A curve invented by Diocles, for the purpose of solving two celebrated problems of the higher geometry; viz., to trisect a plane angle, and to construct two geometrical means between two given straight
Cistern (n.) An artificial reservoir or tank for holding water, beer, or other liquids.
Cistern (n.) A natural reservoir; a hollow place containing water.
Citable (a.) Capable of being cited.
Citadel (n.) A fortress in or near a fortified city, commanding the city and fortifications, and intended as a final point of defense.
Citator (n.) One who cites.
Cithara (n.) An ancient instrument resembling the harp.
Cithern (n.) See Cittern.
Citiner (n.) One who is born or bred in a city; a citizen.
Citizen (n.) One who enjoys the freedom and privileges of a city; a freeman of a city, as distinguished from a foreigner, or one not entitled to its franchises.
Citizen (n.) An inhabitant of a city; a townsman.
Citizen (n.) A person, native or naturalized, of either sex, who owes allegiance to a government, and is entitled to reciprocal protection from it.
Citizen (n.) One who is domiciled in a country, and who is a citizen, though neither native nor naturalized, in such a sense that he takes his legal status from such country.
Citizen (a.) Having the condition or qualities of a citizen, or of citizens; as, a citizen soldiery.
Citizen (a.) Of or pertaining to the inhabitants of a city; characteristic of citizens; effeminate; luxurious.
Citrate (n.) A salt of citric acid.
Citrine (a.) Like a citron or lemon; of a lemon color; greenish yellow.
Citrine (n.) A yellow, pellucid variety of quartz.
Cittern (n.) An instrument shaped like a lute, but strung with wire and played with a quill or plectrum.
Diabase (n.) A basic, dark-colored, holocrystal
Diabley (n.) Devilry; sorcery or incantation; a diabolical deed; mischief.
Diacope (n.) Tmesis.
Diadrom (n.) A complete course or vibration; time of vibration, as of a pendulum.
Diagram (n.) A figure or drawing made to illustrate a statement, or facilitate a demonstration; a plan.
Diagram (n.) Any simple drawing made for mathematical or scientific purposes, or to assist a verbal explanation which refers to it; a mechanical drawing, as distinguished from an artistical one.
Diagram (v. t.) To put into the form of a diagram.
Dialled () of Dial
Dialing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dial
Dialect (n.) Means or mode of expressing thoughts; language; tongue; form of speech.
Dialect (n.) The form of speech of a limited region or people, as distinguished from ether forms nearly related to it; a variety or subdivision of a language; speech characterized by local peculiarities or specific circumstances; as, the Ionic and Attic were dialects of Greece; the Yorkshire dialect; the dialect of the learned.
Dialing (n.) The art of constructing dials; the science which treats of measuring time by dials.
Dialing (n.) A method of surveying, especially in mines, in which the bearings of the courses, or the angles which they make with each other, are determined by means of the circumferentor.
Dialist (n.) A maker of dials; one skilled in dialing.
Diallel (a.) Meeting and intersecting, as
Diallyl (n.) A volatile, pungent, liquid hydrocarbon, C6H10, consisting of two allyl radicals, and belonging to the acetylene series.
Dialyze (v. t.) To separate, prepare, or obtain, by dialysis or osmose; to pass through an animal membrane; to subject to dialysis.
Diamide (n.) Any compound containing two amido groups united with one or more acid or negative radicals, -- as distinguished from a diamine. Cf. Amido acid, under Amido, and Acid amide, under Amide.
Diamine (n.) A compound containing two amido groups united with one or more basic or positive radicals, -- as contrasted with a diamide.
Diamond (n.) A precious stone or gem excelling in brilliancy and beautiful play of prismatic colors, and remarkable for extreme hardness.
Diamond (n.) A geometrical figure, consisting of four equal straight
Diamond (n.) One of a suit of playing cards, stamped with the figure of a diamond.
Diamond (n.) A pointed projection, like a four-sided pyramid, used for ornament in
Diamond (n.) The infield; the square space, 90 feet on a side, having the bases at its angles.
Diamond (n.) The smallest kind of type in English printing, except that called brilliant, which is seldom seen.
Diamond (a.) Resembling a diamond; made of, or abounding in, diamonds; as, a diamond chain; a diamond field.
Dianium (n.) Same as Columbium.
Diapase (n.) Same as Diapason.
Diapasm (n.) Powdered aromatic herbs, sometimes made into little balls and strung together.
Diarchy (n.) A form of government in which the supreme power is vested in two persons.
Diarial (a.) Alt. of Diarian
Diarian (a.) Pertaining to a diary; daily.
Diarist (n.) One who keeps a diary.
Diaries (pl. ) of Diary
Diastem (n.) Intervening space; interval.
Diastem (n.) An interval.
Diaster (n.) A double star; -- applied to the nucleus of a cell, when, during cell division, the loops of the nuclear network separate into two groups, preparatory to the formation of two daughter nuclei. See Karyokinesis.
Dibasic (a.) Having two acid hydrogen atoms capable of replacement by basic atoms or radicals, in forming salts; bibasic; -- said of acids, as oxalic or sulphuric acids. Cf. Diacid, Bibasic.
Dibbled (imp. & p. p.) of Dibble
Dibbler (n.) One who, or that which, dibbles, or makes holes in the ground for seed.
Dibutyl (n.) A liquid hydrocarbon, C8H18, of the marsh-gas series, being one of several octanes, and consisting of two butyl radicals. Cf. Octane.
Dicebox (n.) A box from which dice are thrown in gaming.
Dickens (n. / interj.) The devil.
Dictate (v. t.) To tell or utter so that another may write down; to inspire; to compose; as, to dictate a letter to an amanuensis.
Dictate (v. t.) To say; to utter; to communicate authoritatively; to deliver (a command) to a subordinate; to declare with authority; to impose; as, to dictate the terms of a treaty; a general dictates orders to his troops.
Dictate (v. i.) To speak as a superior; to command; to impose conditions (on).
Dictate (v. i.) To compose literary works; to tell what shall be written or said by another.
Dictate (v. t.) A statement delivered with authority; an order; a command; an authoritative rule, principle, or maxim; a prescription; as, listen to the dictates of your conscience; the dictates of the gospel.
Diction (n.) Choice of words for the expression of ideas; the construction, disposition, and application of words in discourse, with regard to clearness, accuracy, variety, etc.; mode of expression; language; as, the diction of Chaucer's poems.
Dictums (pl. ) of Dictum
Diddler (n.) A cheat.
Didonia (n.) The curve which on a given surface and with a given perimeter contains the greatest area.
Diecian (a.) Alt. of Diecious
Diedral (a.) The same as Dihedral.
Dieting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Diet
Dietary (a.) Pertaining to diet, or to the rules of diet.
Dietary (n.) A rule of diet; a fixed allowance of food, as in workhouse, prison, etc.
Dietine (n.) A subordinate or local assembly; a diet of inferior rank.
Dietist (n.) Alt. of Dietitian
Diffame (n.) Evil name; bad reputation; defamation.
Diffide (v. i.) To be distrustful.
Diffind (v. t.) To split.
Diffine (v. t.) To define.
Difform (a.) Irregular in form; -- opposed to uniform; anomalous; hence, unlike; dissimilar; as, to difform corolla, the parts of which do not correspond in size or proportion; difform leaves.
Diffuse (v. t.) To pour out and cause to spread, as a fluid; to cause to flow on all sides; to send out, or extend, in all directions; to spread; to circulate; to disseminate; to scatter; as to diffuse information.
Diffuse (v. i.) To pass by spreading every way, to diffuse itself.
Diffuse (a.) Poured out; widely spread; not restrained; copious; full; esp., of style, opposed to concise or terse; verbose; prolix; as, a diffuse style; a diffuse writer.
Digging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dig
Digamma (n.) A letter (/, /) of the Greek alphabet, which early fell into disuse.
Digenea (n. pl.) A division of Trematoda in which alternate generations occur, the immediate young not resembling their parents.
Diggers (n. pl.) A degraded tribe of California Indians; -- so called from their practice of digging roots for food.
Digging (n.) The act or the place of excavating.
Digging (n.) Places where ore is dug; especially, certain localities in California, Australia, and elsewhere, at which gold is obtained.
Digging (n.) Region; locality.
Dighted () of Dight
Dighter (n.) One who dights.
Digital (a.) Of or performance to the fingers, or to digits; done with the fingers; as, digital compression; digital examination.
Diglyph (n.) A projecting face like the triglyph, but having only two channels or grooves sunk in it.
Dignify (v. t.) To invest with dignity or honor; to make illustrious; to give distinction to; to exalt in rank; to honor.
Dignity (n.) The state of being worthy or honorable; elevation of mind or character; true worth; excellence.
Dignity (n.) Elevation; grandeur.
Dignity (n.) Elevated rank; honorable station; high office, political or ecclesiastical; degree of excellence; preferment; exaltation.
Dignity (n.) Quality suited to inspire respect or reverence; loftiness and grace; impressiveness; state
Dignity (n.) One holding high rank; a dignitary.
Dignity (n.) Fundamental principle; axiom; maxim.
Digraph (n.) Two signs or characters combined to express a single articulated sound; as ea in head, or th in bath.
Digress (v. i.) To step or turn aside; to deviate; to swerve; especially, to turn aside from the main subject of attention, or course of argument, in writing or speaking.
Digress (v. i.) To turn aside from the right path; to transgress; to offend.
Digress (n.) Digression.
Digynia (n.) A Linnaean order of plants having two styles.
Dilated (imp. & p. p.) of Dilate
Dilated (a.) Expanded; enlarged.
Dilated (a.) Widening into a lamina or into lateral winglike appendages.
Dilated (a.) Having the margin wide and spreading.
Dilater (n.) One who, or that which, dilates, expands, o r enlarges.
Dilator (n.) One who, or that which, widens or expands.
Dilator (n.) A muscle that dilates any part.
Dilator (n.) An instrument for expanding a part; as, a urethral dilator.
Dilemma (n.) An argument which presents an antagonist with two or more alternatives, but is equally conclusive against him, whichever alternative he chooses.
Dilemma (n.) A state of things in which evils or obstacles present themselves on every side, and it is difficult to determine what course to pursue; a vexatious alternative or predicament; a difficult choice or position.
Dilling (n.) A darling; a favorite.
Dilucid (a.) Clear; lucid.
Diluent (a.) Diluting; making thinner or weaker by admixture, esp. of water.
Diluent (n.) That which dilutes.
Diluent (n.) An agent used for effecting dilution of the blood; a weak drink.
Diluted (imp. & p. p.) of Dilute
Diluted (a.) Reduced in strength; thin; weak.
Diluter (n.) One who, or that which, dilutes or makes thin, more liquid, or weaker.
Diluvia (pl. ) of Diluvium
Dimming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dim
Dimeran (n.) One of the Dimera.
Dimeter (a.) Having two poetical measures or meters.
Dimeter (n.) A verse of two meters.
Dimmish (a.) Alt. of Dimmy
Dimness (n.) The state or quality / being dim; lack of brightness, clearness, or distinctness; dullness; obscurity.
Dimness (n.) Dullness, or want of clearness, of vision or of intellectual perception.
Dimorph (n.) Either one of the two forms of a dimorphous substance; as, calcite and aragonite are dimorphs.
Dimpled (imp. & p. p.) of Dimple
Dimyary (a. & n.) Same as Dimyarian.
Dinning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Din
Dinging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ding
Dingily (adv.) In a dingy manner.
Dinmont (n.) A wether sheep between one and two years old.
Dinsome (a.) Full of din.
Dinting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dint
Diocese (n.) The circuit or extent of a bishop's jurisdiction; the district in which a bishop exercises his ecclesiastical authority.
Diodont (a.) Like or pertaining to the genus Diodon.
Diodont (n.) A fish of the genus Diodon, or an allied genus.
Dioecia (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of plants having the stamens and pistils on different plants.
Dioecia (n. pl.) A subclass of gastropod mollusks in which the sexes are separate. It includes most of the large marine species, like the conchs, cones, and cowries.
Dionaea (n.) An insectivorous plant. See Venus's flytrap.
Diopter (n.) Alt. of Dioptra
Dioptra (n.) An optical instrument, invented by Hipparchus, for taking altitudes, leveling, etc.
Dioptre (n.) A unit employed by oculists in numbering glasses according to the metric system; a refractive power equal to that of a glass whose principal focal distance is one meter.
Dioptry (n.) A dioptre.
Diorama (n.) A mode of scenic representation, invented by Daguerre and Bouton, in which a painting is seen from a distance through a large opening. By a combination of transparent and opaque painting, and of transmitted and reflected light, and by contrivances such as screens and shutters, much diversity of scenic effect is produced.
Diorama (n.) A building used for such an exhibition.
Diorism (n.) Definition; logical direction.
Diorite (n.) An igneous, crystal
Dioxide (n.) An oxide containing two atoms of oxygen in each molecule; binoxide.
Dioxide (n.) An oxide containing but one atom or equivalent of oxygen to two of a metal; a suboxide.
Dipping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dip
Diploic (a.) Of or pertaining to the diploe.
Diploid (n.) A solid bounded by twenty-four similar quadrilateral faces. It is a hemihedral form of the hexoctahedron.
Diploma (n.) A letter or writing, usually under seal, conferring some privilege, honor, or power; a document bearing record of a degree conferred by a literary society or educational institution.
Diplopy (n.) The act or state of seeing double.
Dipolar (a.) Having two poles, as a magnetic bar.
Dipping (n.) The act or process of immersing.
Dipping (n.) The act of inclining downward.
Dipping (n.) The act of lifting or moving a liquid with a dipper, ladle, or the like.
Dipping (n.) The process of cleaning or brightening sheet metal or metalware, esp. brass, by dipping it in acids, etc.
Dipping (n.) The practice of taking snuff by rubbing the teeth or gums with a stick or brush dipped in snuff.
Diptera (n. pl.) An extensive order of insects having only two functional wings and two balancers, as the house fly, mosquito, etc. They have a suctorial proboscis, often including two pairs of sharp organs (mandibles and maxillae) with which they pierce the skin of animals. They undergo a complete metamorphosis, their larvae (called maggots) being usually without feet.
Diptote (n.) A noun which has only two cases.
Diptych (n.) Anything consisting of two leaves.
Diptych (n.) A writing tablet consisting of two leaves of rigid material connected by hinges and shutting together so as to protect the writing within.
Diptych (n.) A picture or series of pictures painted on two tablets connected by hinges. See Triptych.
Diptych (n.) A double catalogue, containing in one part the names of living, and in the other of deceased, ecclesiastics and benefactors of the church; a catalogue of saints.
Direful (a.) Dire; dreadful; terrible; calamitous; woeful; as, a direful fiend; a direful day.
Dirempt (a.) Divided; separated.
Dirempt (v. t.) To separate by force; to tear apart.
Dirking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dirk
Dirtily (adv.) In a dirty manner; foully; nastily; filthily; meanly; sordidly.
Dirtied (imp. & p. p.) of Dirty
Disable (a.) Lacking ability; unable.
Disable (v. t.) To render unable or incapable; to destroy the force, vigor, or power of action of; to deprive of competent physical or intellectual power; to incapacitate; to disqualify; to make incompetent or unfit for service; to impair.
Disable (v. t.) To deprive of legal right or qualification; to render legally incapable.
Disable (v. t.) To deprive of that which gives value or estimation; to declare lacking in competency; to disparage; to undervalue.
Disally (v. t.) To part, as an alliance; to sunder.
Disavow (v. t.) To refuse strongly and solemnly to own or acknowledge; to deny responsibility for, approbation of, and the like; to disclaim; to disown; as, he was charged with embezzlement, but he disavows the crime.
Disavow (v. t.) To deny; to show the contrary of; to disprove.
Disband (v. t.) To loose the bands of; to set free; to disunite; to scatter; to disperse; to break up the organization of; especially, to dismiss from military service; as, to disband an army.
Disband (v. t.) To divorce.
Disband (v. i.) To become separated, broken up, dissolved, or scattered; especially, to quit military service by breaking up organization.
Disbark (v. t.) To disembark.
Disbark (v. t.) To strip of bark; to bark.
Disbase (v. t.) To debase or degrade.
Disbend (v. t.) To unbend.
Disbind (v. t.) To unbind; to loosen.
Discage (v. t.) To uncage.
Discamp (v. t.) To drive from a camp.
Discant (n.) See Descant, n.
Discard (v. t.) To throw out of one's hand, as superfluous cards; to lay aside (a card or cards).
Discard (v. t.) To cast off as useless or as no longer of service; to dismiss from employment, confidence, or favor; to discharge; to turn away.
Discard (v. t.) To put or thrust away; to reject.
Discard (v. i.) To make a discard.
Discard (n.) The act of discarding; also, the card or cards discarded.
Discase (v. t.) To strip; to undress.
Discede (v. i.) To yield or give up; to depart.
Discept (v. i.) To debate; to discuss.
Discern (v. t.) To see and identify by noting a difference or differences; to note the distinctive character of; to discriminate; to distinguish.
Discern (v. t.) To see by the eye or by the understanding; to perceive and recognize; as, to discern a difference.
Discern (v. i.) To see or understand the difference; to make distinction; as, to discern between good and evil, truth and falsehood.
Discern (v. i.) To make cognizance.
Discerp (v. t.) To tear in pieces; to rend.
Discerp (v. t.) To separate; to disunite.
Discide (v. t.) To divide; to cleave in two.
Discina (n.) A genus of Branchiopoda, having a disklike shell, attached by one valve, which is perforated by the peduncle.
Discind (v. t.) To part; to divide.
Discoid (a.) Having the form of a disk, as those univalve shells which have the whorls in one plane, so as to form a disk, as the pearly nautilus.
Discoid (n.) Anything having the form of a discus or disk; particularly, a discoid shell.
Discord (v. i.) Want of concord or agreement; absence of unity or harmony in sentiment or action; variance leading to contention and strife; disagreement; -- applied to persons or to things, and to thoughts, feelings, or purposes.
Discord (v. i.) Union of musical sounds which strikes the ear harshly or disagreeably, owing to the incommensurability of the vibrations which they produce; want of musical concord or harmony; a chord demanding resolution into a concord.
Discord (n.) To disagree; to be discordant; to jar; to clash; not to suit.
Discost (v. i.) Same as Discoast.
Discous (a.) Disklike; discoid.
Discure (v. t.) To discover; to reveal; to discoure.
Discuss (v. t.) To break to pieces; to shatter.
Discuss (v. t.) To break up; to disperse; to scatter; to dissipate; to drive away; -- said especially of tumors.
Discuss (v. t.) To shake; to put away; to finish.
Discuss (v. t.) To examine in detail or by disputation; to reason upon by presenting favorable and adverse considerations; to debate; to sift; to investigate; to ventilate.
Discuss (v. t.) To deal with, in eating or drinking.
Discuss (v. t.) To examine or search thoroughly; to exhaust a remedy against, as against a principal debtor before proceeding against the surety.
Disdain (v. t.) A feeling of contempt and aversion; the regarding anything as unworthy of or beneath one; scorn.
Disdain (v. t.) That which is worthy to be disdained or regarded with contempt and aversion.
Disdain (v. t.) The state of being despised; shame.
Disdain (v. t.) To think unworthy; to deem unsuitable or unbecoming; as, to disdain to do a mean act.
Disdain (v. t.) To reject as unworthy of one's self, or as not deserving one's notice; to look with scorn upon; to scorn, as base acts, character, etc.
Disdain (v. i.) To be filled with scorn; to feel contemptuous anger; to be haughty.
Disease (n.) Lack of ease; uneasiness; trouble; vexation; disquiet.
Disease (n.) An alteration in the state of the body or of some of its organs, interrupting or disturbing the performance of the vital functions, and causing or threatening pain and weakness; malady; affection; illness; sickness; disorder; -- applied figuratively to the mind, to the moral character and habits, to institutions, the state, etc.
Disease (v. t.) To deprive of ease; to disquiet; to trouble; to distress.
Disease (v. t.) To derange the vital functions of; to afflict with disease or sickness; to disorder; -- used almost exclusively in the participle diseased.
Disedge (v. t.) To deprive of an edge; to blunt; to dull.
Diserty (adv.) Expressly; clearly; eloquently.
Disfame (n.) Disrepute.
Disgage (v. t.) To free from a gage or pledge; to disengage.
Disgest (v. t.) To digest.
Disgust (v. t.) To provoke disgust or strong distaste in; to cause (any one) loathing, as of the stomach; to excite aversion in; to offend the moral taste of; -- often with at, with, or by.
Disgust (v. t.) Repugnance to what is offensive; aversion or displeasure produced by something loathsome; loathing; strong distaste; -- said primarily of the sickening opposition felt for anything which offends the physical organs of taste; now rather of the analogous repugnance excited by anything extremely unpleasant to the moral taste or higher sensibilities of our nature; as, an act of cruelty may excite disgust.
Dishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dish
Disheir (v. t.) To disinherit.
Dishelm (v. t.) To deprive of the helmet.
Dishful (n.) As much as a dish holds when full.
Dishing (a.) Dish-shaped; concave.
Dishorn (v. t.) To deprive of horns; as, to dishorn cattle.
Disjoin (v. t.) To part; to disunite; to separate; to sunder.
Disjoin (v. i.) To become separated; to part.
Dislade (v. t.) To unlade.
Disleal (a.) Disloyal; perfidious.
Dislike (v. t.) To regard with dislike or aversion; to disapprove; to disrelish.
Dislike (v. t.) To awaken dislike in; to displease.
Dislike (n.) A feeling of positive and usually permanent aversion to something unpleasant, uncongenial, or offensive; disapprobation; repugnance; displeasure; disfavor; -- the opposite of liking or fondness.
Dislike (n.) Discord; dissension.
Dislimb (v. t.) To tear limb from limb; to dismember.
Dislimn (v. t.) To efface, as a picture.
Dislink (v. t.) To unlink; to disunite; to separate.
Dislive (v. t.) To deprive of life.
Dismail (v. t.) To divest of coat of mail.
Dismask (v. t.) To divest of a mask.
Dismast (v. t.) To deprive of a mast of masts; to break and carry away the masts from; as, a storm dismasted the ship.
Dismiss (v. t.) To send away; to give leave of departure; to cause or permit to go; to put away.
Dismiss (v. t.) To discard; to remove or discharge from office, service, or employment; as, the king dismisses his ministers; the matter dismisses his servant.
Dismiss (v. t.) To lay aside or reject as unworthy of attentions or regard, as a petition or motion in court.
Dismiss (n.) Dismission.
Disobey (v. t.) Not to obey; to neglect or refuse to obey (a superior or his commands, the laws, etc.); to transgress the commands of (one in authority); to violate, as an order; as, refractory children disobey their parents; men disobey their Maker and the laws.
Disobey (v. i.) To refuse or neglect to obey; to violate commands; to be disobedient.
Dispace (v. i.) To roam.
Dispair (v. t.) To separate (a pair).
Dispand (v. t.) To spread out; to expand.
Dispark (v. t.) To throw (a park or inclosure); to treat (a private park) as a common.
Dispark (v. t.) To set at large; to release from inclosure.
Dispart (v. t.) To part asunder; to divide; to separate; to sever; to rend; to rive or split; as, disparted air; disparted towers.
Dispart (v. i.) To separate, to open; to cleave.
Dispart (n.) The difference between the thickness of the metal at the mouth and at the breech of a piece of ordnance.
Dispart (n.) A piece of metal placed on the muzzle, or near the trunnions, on the top of a piece of ordnance, to make the
Dispart (v. t.) To make allowance for the dispart in (a gun), when taking aim.
Dispart (v. t.) To furnish with a dispart sight.
Dispeed (v. t.) To send off with speed; to dispatch.
Dispend (v. t.) To spend; to lay out; to expend.
Displat (v. t.) To untwist; to uncurl; to unplat.
Display (v. t.) To unfold; to spread wide; to expand; to stretch out; to spread.
Display (v. t.) To extend the front of (a column), bringing it into
Display (v. t.) To spread before the view; to show; to exhibit to the sight, or to the mind; to make manifest.
Display (v. t.) To make an exhibition of; to set in view conspicuously or ostentatiously; to exhibit for the sake of publicity; to parade.
Display (v. t.) To make conspicuous by large or prominent type.
Display (v. t.) To discover; to descry.
Display (v. i.) To make a display; to act as one making a show or demonstration.
Display (n.) An opening or unfolding; exhibition; manifestation.
Display (n.) Ostentatious show; exhibition for effect; parade.
Dispond (n.) See Despond.
Dispone (v. t.) To dispose.
Dispone (v. t.) To dispose of.
Dispone (v. t.) To make over, or convey, legally.
Dispope (v. t.) To refuse to consider as pope; to depose from the popedom.
Disport (v. i.) Play; sport; pastime; diversion; playfulness.
Disport (v. i.) To play; to wanton; to move in gayety; to move lightly and without restraint; to amuse one's self.
Disport (v. i.) To divert or amuse; to make merry.
Disport (v. i.) To remove from a port; to carry away.
Dispose (v. t.) To distribute and put in place; to arrange; to set in order; as, to dispose the ships in the form of a crescent.
Dispose (v. t.) To regulate; to adjust; to settle; to determine.
Dispose (v. t.) To deal out; to assign to a use; to bestow for an object or purpose; to apply; to employ; to dispose of.
Dispose (v. t.) To give a tendency or inclination to; to adapt; to cause to turn; especially, to inc
Dispose (v. t.) To exercise finally one's power of control over; to pass over into the control of some one else, as by selling; to alienate; to part with; to relinquish; to get rid of; as, to dispose of a house; to dispose of one's time.
Dispose (v. i.) To bargain; to make terms.
Dispose (n.) Disposal; ordering; management; power or right of control.
Dispose (n.) Cast of mind; disposition; inclination; behavior; demeanor.
Dispost (v. t.) To eject from a post; to displace.
Dispute (v. i.) To contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another; to discuss; to reason; to debate; to altercate; to wrangle.
Dispute (v. t.) To make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss.
Dispute (v. t.) To oppose by argument or assertion; to attempt to overthrow; to controvert; to express dissent or opposition to; to call in question; to deny the truth or validity of; as, to dispute assertions or arguments.
Dispute (v. t.) To strive or contend about; to contest.
Dispute (v. t.) To struggle against; to resist.
Dispute (v. i.) Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate.
Dispute (v. i.) Contest; struggle; quarrel.
Disrank (v. t.) To degrade from rank.
Disrank (v. t.) To throw out of rank or into confusion.
Disrate (v. t.) To reduce to a lower rating or rank; to degrade.
Disrobe (v. t. & i.) To divest of a robe; to undress; figuratively, to strip of covering; to divest of that which clothes or decorates; as, autumn disrobes the fields of verdure.
Disroof (v. t.) To unroof.
Disroot (v. t.) To tear up the roots of, or by the roots; hence, to tear from a foundation; to uproot.
Disrout (v. i.) To put to rout.
Disruly (a.) Unruly; disorderly.
Disrupt (a.) Rent off; torn asunder; severed; disrupted.
Disrupt (v. t.) To break asunder; to rend.
Disseat (v. t.) To unseat.
Dissect (v. t.) To divide into separate parts; to cut in pieces; to separate and expose the parts of, as an animal or a plant, for examination and to show their structure and relations; to anatomize.
Dissect (v. t.) To analyze, for the purposes of science or criticism; to divide and examine minutely.
Dissent (v. i.) To differ in opinion; to be of unlike or contrary sentiment; to disagree; -- followed by from.
Dissent (v. i.) To differ from an established church in regard to doctrines, rites, or government.
Dissent (v. i.) To differ; to be of a contrary nature.
Dissent (n.) The act of dissenting; difference of opinion; refusal to adopt something proposed; nonagreement, nonconcurrence, or disagreement.
Dissent (n.) Separation from an established church, especially that of England; nonconformity.
Dissent (n.) Contrariety of nature; diversity in quality.
Dissert (v. i.) To discourse or dispute; to discuss.
Di///// (imp. & p. p.) of Disserve
Disship (v. t.) To dismiss from service on board ship.
Dissite (a.) Lying apart.
Distaff (n.) The staff for holding a bunch of flax, tow, or wool, from which the thread is drawn in spinning by hand.
Distaff (n.) Used as a symbol of the holder of a distaff; hence, a woman; women, collectively.
Distain (v. t.) To tinge with a different color from the natural or proper one; to stain; to discolor; to sully; to tarnish; to defile; -- used chiefly in poetry.
Distant (a.) Separated; having an intervening space; at a distance; away.
Distant (a.) Far separated; far off; not near; remote; -- in place, time, consanguinity, or connection; as, distant times; distant relatives.
Distant (a.) Reserved or repelling in manners; cold; not cordial; somewhat haughty; as, a distant manner.
Distant (a.) Indistinct; faint; obscure, as from distance.
Distant (a.) Not conformable; discrepant; repugnant; as, a practice so widely distant from Christianity.
Distend (v. t.) To extend in some one direction; to lengthen out; to stretch.
Distend (v. t.) To stretch out or extend in all directions; to dilate; to enlarge, as by elasticity of parts; to inflate so as to produce tension; to cause to swell; as, to distend a bladder, the stomach, etc.
Distend (v. i.) To become expanded or inflated; to swell.
Distent (a.) Distended.
Distent (n.) Breadth.
Distich (n.) A couple of verses or poetic
Distich (n.) Alt. of Distichous
Distill (n. & v) To drop; to fall in drops; to trickle.
Distill (n. & v) To flow gently, or in a small stream.
Distill (n. & v) To practice the art of distillation.
Distill (v. t.) To let fall or send down in drops.
Distill (v. t.) To obtain by distillation; to extract by distillation, as spirits, essential oil, etc.; to rectify; as, to distill brandy from wine; to distill alcoholic spirits from grain; to distill essential oils from flowers, etc.; to distill fresh water from sea water.
Distill (v. t.) To subject to distillation; as, to distill molasses in making rum; to distill barley, rye, corn, etc.
Distill (v. t.) To dissolve or melt.
Distoma (n.) A genus of parasitic, trematode worms, having two suckers for attaching themselves to the part they infest. See 1st Fluke, 2.
Distort (a.) Distorted; misshapen.
Distort (v. t.) To twist of natural or regular shape; to twist aside physically; as, to distort the limbs, or the body.
Distort (v. t.) To force or put out of the true posture or direction; to twist aside mentally or morally.
Distort (v. t.) To wrest from the true meaning; to pervert; as, to distort passages of Scripture, or their meaning.
Distune (v. t.) To put out of tune.
Disturb (v. t.) To throw into disorder or confusion; to derange; to interrupt the settled state of; to excite from a state of rest.
Disturb (v. t.) To agitate the mind of; to deprive of tranquillity; to disquiet; to render uneasy; as, a person is disturbed by receiving an insult, or his mind is disturbed by envy.
Disturb (v. t.) To turn from a regular or designed course.
Disturb (n.) Disturbance.
Disturn (v. t.) To turn aside.
Distyle (a.) Having two columns in front; -- said of a temple, portico, or the like.
Disused (imp. & p. p.) of Disuse
Diswarn (v. t.) To dissuade from by previous warning.
Diswont (v. t.) To deprive of wonted usage; to disaccustom.
Disyoke (v. t.) To unyoke; to free from a yoke; to disjoin.
Ditches (pl. ) of Ditch
Ditched (imp. & p. p.) of Ditch
Ditcher (n.) One who digs ditches.
Ditolyl (n.) A white, crystal
Dittany (n.) A plant of the Mint family (Origanum Dictamnus), a native of Crete.
Dittany (n.) The Dictamnus Fraxinella. See Dictamnus.
Dittany (n.) In America, the Cunila Mariana, a fragrant herb of the Mint family.
Dittied (a.) Set, sung, or composed as a ditty; -- usually in composition.
Ditties (pl. ) of Ditty
Diurnal (a.) Relating to the daytime; belonging to the period of daylight, distinguished from the night; -- opposed to nocturnal; as, diurnal heat; diurnal hours.
Diurnal (a.) Daily; recurring every day; performed in a day; going through its changes in a day; constituting the measure of a day; as, a diurnal fever; a diurnal task; diurnal aberration, or diurnal parallax; the diurnal revolution of the earth.
Diurnal (a.) Opening during the day, and closing at night; -- said of flowers or leaves.
Diurnal (a.) Active by day; -- applied especially to the eagles and hawks among raptorial birds, and to butterflies (Diurna) among insects.
Diurnal (a.) A daybook; a journal.
Diurnal (a.) A small volume containing the daily service for the "little hours," viz., prime, tierce, sext, nones, vespers, and comp
Diurnal (a.) A diurnal bird or insect.
Diverge (v. i.) To extend from a common point in different directions; to tend from one point and recede from each other; to tend to spread apart; to turn aside or deviate (as from a given direction); -- opposed to converge; as, rays of light diverge as they proceed from the sun.
Diverge (v. i.) To differ from a typical form; to vary from a normal condition; to dissent from a creed or position generally held or taken.
Diverse (a.) Different; unlike; dissimilar; distinct; separate.
Diverse (a.) Capable of various forms; multiform.
Diverse (adv.) In different directions; diversely.
Diverse (v. i.) To turn aside.
Divided (imp. & p. p.) of Divide
Divided (a.) Parted; disunited; distributed.
Divided (a.) Cut into distinct parts, by incisions which reach the midrib; -- said of a leaf.
Divider (n.) One who, or that which, divides; that which separates anything into parts.
Divider (n.) One who deals out to each his share.
Divider (n.) One who, or that which, causes division.
Divider (n.) An instrument for dividing
Divined (imp. & p. p.) of Divine
Diviner (n.) One who professes divination; one who pretends to predict events, or to reveal occult things, by supernatural means.
Diviner (n.) A conjecture; a guesser; one who makes out occult things.
Divisor (n.) The number by which the dividend is divided.
Divorce (n.) A legal dissolution of the marriage contract by a court or other body having competent authority. This is properly a divorce, and called, technically, divorce a vinculo matrimonii.
Divorce (n.) The separation of a married woman from the bed and board of her husband -- divorce a mensa et toro (/ thoro), "from bed board."
Divorce (n.) The decree or writing by which marriage is dissolved.
Divorce (n.) Separation; disunion of things closely united.
Divorce (n.) That which separates.
Divorce (n.) To dissolve the marriage contract of, either wholly or partially; to separate by divorce.
Divorce (n.) To separate or disunite; to sunder.
Divorce (n.) To make away; to put away.
Divulge (v. t.) To make public; to several or communicate to the public; to tell (a secret) so that it may become generally known; to disclose; -- said of that which had been confided as a secret, or had been before unknown; as, to divulge a secret.
Divulge (v. t.) To indicate publicly; to proclaim.
Divulge (v. t.) To impart; to communicate.
Divulge (v. i.) To become publicly known.
Dizened (imp. & p. p.) of Dizen
Dizzard (n.) A blockhead. [Obs.] [Written also dizard, and disard.]
Dizzily (adv.) In a dizzy manner or state.
Dizzied (imp. & p. p.) of Dizzy
Eidolon (n.) An image or representation; a form; a phantom; an apparition.
Eirenic (a.) Pacific. See Irenic.
Fiancee (n.) A betrothed woman.
Fibbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fib
Fibered (a.) Alt. of Fibred
Fibrine (a.) Belonging to the fibers of plants.
Fibroid (a.) Resembling or forming fibrous tissue; made up of fibers; as, fibroid tumors.
Fibroid (n.) A fibroid tumor; a fibroma.
Fibroin (n.) A variety of gelatin; the chief ingredient of raw silk, extracted as a white amorphous mass.
Fibroma (n.) A tumor consisting mainly of fibrous tissue, or of same modification of such tissue.
Fibrous (a.) Containing, or consisting of, fibers; as, the fibrous coat of the cocoanut; the fibrous roots of grasses.
Fibster (n.) One who tells fibs.
FibulAe (pl. ) of Fibula
Fictile (a.) Molded, or capable of being molded, into form by art; relating to pottery or to molding in any soft material.
Fiction (n.) The act of feigning, inventing, or imagining; as, by a mere fiction of the mind.
Fiction (n.) That which is feigned, invented, or imagined; especially, a feigned or invented story, whether oral or written. Hence: A story told in order to deceive; a fabrication; -- opposed to fact, or reality.
Fiction (n.) Fictitious literature; comprehensively, all works of imagination; specifically, novels and romances.
Fiction (n.) An assumption of a possible thing as a fact, irrespective of the question of its truth.
Fiction (n.) Any like assumption made for convenience, as for passing more rapidly over what is not disputed, and arriving at points really at issue.
Fictive (a.) Feigned; counterfeit.
Fidalgo (n.) The lowest title of nobility in Portugal, corresponding to that of Hidalgo in Spain.
Fiddled (imp. & p. p.) of Fiddle
Fiddler (n.) One who plays on a fiddle or violin.
Fiddler (n.) A burrowing crab of the genus Gelasimus, of many species. The male has one claw very much enlarged, and often holds it in a position similar to that in which a musician holds a fiddle, hence the name; -- called also calling crab, soldier crab, and fighting crab.
Fiddler (n.) The common European sandpiper (Tringoides hypoleucus); -- so called because it continually oscillates its body.
Fidgety (a.) Restless; uneasy.
Fielded (imp. & p. p.) of Field
Fielded (a.) Engaged in the field; encamped.
Fielden (a.) Consisting of fields.
Fielder (n.) A ball payer who stands out in the field to catch or stop balls.
Fiendly (a.) Fiendlike; monstrous; devilish.
Fifteen (a.) Five and ten; one more than fourteen.
Fifteen (n.) The sum of five and ten; fifteen units or objects.
Fifteen (n.) A symbol representing fifteen units, as 15, or xv.
Fifthly (adv.) In the fifth place; as the fifth in order.
Fifties (pl. ) of Fifty
Fighter (n.) One who fights; a combatant; a warrior.
Figment (n.) An invention; a fiction; something feigned or imagined.
Figural (a.) Represented by figure or de
Figural (a.) Figurate. See Figurate.
Figured (imp. & p. p.) of Figure
Figured (a.) Adorned with figures; marked with figures; as, figured muslin.
Figured (a.) Not literal; figurative.
Figured (a.) Free and florid; as, a figured descant. See Figurate, 3.
Figured (a.) Indicated or noted by figures.
Figwort (n.) A genus of herbaceous plants (Scrophularia), mostly found in the north temperate zones. See Brownwort.
Filacer (n.) A former officer in the English Court of Common Pleas; -- so called because he filed the writs on which he made out process.
Filaria (n.) A genus of slender, nematode worms of many species, parasitic in various animals. See Guinea worm.
Filbert (n.) The fruit of the Corylus Avellana or hazel. It is an oval nut, containing a kernel that has a mild, farinaceous, oily taste, agreeable to the palate.
Filched (imp. & p. p.) of Filch
Filcher (n.) One who filches; a thief.
Filemot (n.) See Feullemort.
Filiate (v. t.) To adopt as son or daughter; to establish filiation between.
Filibeg (n.) Same as Kilt.
Filical (a.) Belonging to the Filices, r ferns.
Filicic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, ferns; as, filicic acid.
Filiety (n.) The relation of a son to a father; sonship; -- the correlative of paternity.
Filling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fill
Filling (n.) That which is used to fill a cavity or any empty space, or to supply a deficiency; as, filling for a cavity in a tooth, a depression in a roadbed, the space between exterior and interior walls of masonry, the pores of open-grained wood, the space between the outer and inner planks of a vessel, etc.
Filling (n.) The woof in woven fabrics.
Filling (n.) Prepared wort added to ale to cleanse it.
Fillies (pl. ) of Filly
Fimbria (n.) A fringe, or fringed border.
Fimbria (n.) A band of white matter bordering the hippocampus in the brain.
Finning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fin
Finable (a.) Liable or subject to a fine; as, a finable person or offense.
Finally (adv.) At the end or conclusion; ultimately; lastly; as, the contest was long, but the Romans finally conquered.
Finally (adv.) Completely; beyond recovery.
Finance (n.) The income of a ruler or of a state; revennue; public money; sometimes, the income of an individual; often used in the plural for funds; available money; resources.
Finance (n.) The science of raising and expending the public revenue.
Finback (n.) Any whale of the genera Sibbaldius, Balaenoptera, and allied genera, of the family Balaenopteridae, characterized by a prominent fin on the back. The common finbacks of the New England coast are Sibbaldius tectirostris and S. tuberosus.
Finched (a.) Same as Finchbacked.
Finding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Find
Finding (n.) That which is found, come upon, or provided; esp. (pl.), that which a journeyman artisan finds or provides for himself; as tools, trimmings, etc.
Finding (n.) Support; maintenance; that which is provided for one; expence; provision.
Finding (n.) The result of a judicial examination or inquiry, especially into some matter of fact; a verdict; as, the finding of a jury.
Finesse (a.) Subtilty of contrivance to gain a point; artifice; stratagem.
Finesse (a.) The act of finessing. See Finesse, v. i., 2.
Finesse (v. i.) To use artifice or stratagem.
Finesse (v. i.) To attempt, when second or third player, to make a lower card answer the purpose of a higher, when an intermediate card is out, risking the chance of its being held by the opponent yet to play.
Finfish (n.) A finback whale.
Finfish (n.) True fish, as distinguished from shellfish.
Finfoot (n.) A South American bird (heliornis fulica) allied to the grebes. The name is also applied to several related species of the genus Podica.
Finical (a.) Affectedly fine; overnice; unduly particular; fastidious.
Finicky (a.) Finical; unduly particular.
Finific (n.) A limiting element or quality.
Finikin (a.) Precise in trifles; idly busy.
Finless (a.) destitute of fins.
Finlike (a.) Resembling a fin.
Finnish (a.) Of or pertaining to Finland, to the Finns, or to their language.
Finnish (n.) A Northern Turanian group of languages; the language of the Finns.
Finpike (n.) The bichir. See Crossopterygii.
Fiorite (n.) A variety of opal occuring in the cavities of volcanic tufa, in smooth and shining globular and botryoidal masses, having a pearly luster; -- so called from Fiora, in Ischia.
Firearm (n.) A gun, pistol, or any weapon from a shot is discharged by the force of an explosive substance, as gunpowder.
Firedog (n.) A support for wood in a fireplace; an andiron.
Firefly (n.) Any luminous winged insect, esp. luminous beetles of the family Lampyridae.
Firemen (pl. ) of Fireman
Fireman (n.) A man whose business is to extinguish fires in towns; a member of a fire company.
Fireman (n.) A man who tends the fires, as of a steam engine; a stocker.
Firmans (pl. ) of Firman
Firmity (n.) Strength; firmness; stability.
Firring (n.) See Furring.
Firstly (adv.) In the first place; before anything else; -- sometimes improperly used for first.
Fisetic (a.) Pertaining to fustet or fisetin.
Fisetin (n.) A yellow crystal
Fishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fish
Fishery (n.) The business or practice of catching fish; fishing.
Fishery (n.) A place for catching fish.
Fishery (n.) The right to take fish at a certain place, or in particular waters.
Fishful (a.) Abounding with fish.
Fishgig (n.) A spear with barbed prongs used for harpooning fish.
Fishify (v. t.) To change to fish.
Fishing (n.) The act, practice, or art of one who fishes.
Fishing (n.) A fishery.
Fishing (n.) Pertaining to fishing; used in fishery; engaged in fishing; as, fishing boat; fishing tackle; fishing village.
Fissile (a.) Capable of being split, cleft, or divided in the direction of the grain, like wood, or along natural planes of cleavage, like crystals.
Fission (n.) A cleaving, splitting, or breaking up into parts.
Fission (n.) A method of asexual reproduction among the lowest (unicellular) organisms by means of a process of self-division, consisting of gradual division or cleavage of the into two parts, each of which then becomes a separate and independent organisms; as when a cell in an animal or plant, or its germ, undergoes a spontaneous division, and the parts again subdivide. See Segmentation, and Cell division, under Division.
Fission (n.) A process by which certain coral polyps, echinoderms, annelids, etc., spontaneously subdivide, each individual thus forming two or more new ones. See Strobilation.
Fissure (n.) A narrow opening, made by the parting of any substance; a cleft; as, the fissure of a rock.
Fissure (v. t.) To cleave; to divide; to crack or fracture.
Fisting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fist
Fistuca (n.) An instrument used by the ancients in driving piles.
Fistula (n.) A reed; a pipe.
Fistula (n.) A pipe for convejing water.
Fistula (n.) A permanent abnormal opening into the soft parts with a constant discharge; a deep, narrow, chronic abscess; an abnormal opening between an internal cavity and another cavity or the surface; as, a salivary fistula; an anal fistula; a recto-vaginal fistula.
Fistule (n.) A fistula.
Fitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fit
Fitches (pl. ) of Fitch
Fitched (a.) Fitche.
Fitchet (n.) Alt. of Fitchew
Fitchew (n.) The European polecat (Putorius foetidus). See Polecat.
Fitment (n.) The act of fitting; that which is proper or becoming; equipment.
Fitness (n.) The state or quality of being fit; as, the fitness of measures or laws; a person's fitness for office.
Fitting (n.) Anything used in fitting up
Fitting (n.) necessary fixtures or apparatus; as, the fittings of a church or study; gas fittings.
Fitting (a.) Fit; appropriate; suitable; proper.
Fitweed (n.) A plant (Eryngium foetidum) supposed to be a remedy for fits.
Fixable (a.) Capable of being fixed.
Fixedly (adv.) In a fixed, stable, or constant manner.
Fixture (n.) That which is fixed or attached to something as a permanent appendage; as, the fixtures of a pump; the fixtures of a farm or of a dwelling, that is, the articles which a tenant may not take away.
Fixture (n.) State of being fixed; fixedness.
Fixture (n.) Anything of an accessory character annexed to houses and lands, so as to constitute a part of them. This term is, however, quite frequently used in the peculiar sense of personal chattels annexed to lands and tenements, but removable by the person annexing them, or his personal representatives. In this latter sense, the same things may be fixtures under some circumstances, and not fixtures under others.
Fizzing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fizz
Fizzled (imp. & p. p.) of Fizzle
Giantly (a.) Appropriate to a giant.
Giantry (n.) The race of giants.
Gibbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gib
Gibbier (n.) Wild fowl; game.
Gibbose (a.) Humped; protuberant; -- said of a surface which presents one or more large elevations.
Gibbous (a.) Swelling by a regular curve or surface; protuberant; convex; as, the moon is gibbous between the half-moon and the full moon.
Gibbous (a.) Hunched; hump-backed.
Gib-cat (n.) A male cat, esp. an old one. See lst Gib. n.
Gibfish (n.) The male of the salmon.
Giblets (n. pl.) The inmeats, or edible viscera (heart, gizzard, liver, etc.), of poultry.
Giddily (adv.) In a giddy manner.
Gifting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gift
Gigeria (pl. ) of Gigerium
Giggled (imp. & p. p.) of Giggle
Giggler (n.) One who giggles or titters.
Giggyng (n.) The act of fastending the gige or leather strap to the shield.
Gilding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gild
Gildale (v. t.) A drinking bout in which every one pays an equal share.
Gillian (n.) A girl; esp., a wanton; a gill.
Gimbals (n.) A contrivance for permitting a body to inc
Gimblet (n. & v.) See Gimlet.
Ginning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gin
Ginning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gin
Gingham (n.) A kind of cotton or
Ginging (n.) The lining of a mine shaft with stones or bricks to prevent caving.
Ginning (v. i.) Beginning.
Ginseng (n.) A plant of the genus Aralia, the root of which is highly valued as a medicine among the Chinese. The Chinese plant (Aralia Schinseng) has become so rare that the American (A. quinquefolia) has largely taken its place, and its root is now an article of export from America to China. The root, when dry, is of a yellowish white color, with a sweetness in the taste somewhat resembling that of licorice, combined with a slight aromatic bitterness.
Ginshop (n.) A shop or barroom where gin is sold as a beverage.
Gipsire (n.) A kind of pouch formerly worn at the girdle.
Giraffe (n.) An African ruminant (Camelopardalis giraffa) related to the deers and antelopes, but placed in a family by itself; the camelopard. It is the tallest of animals, being sometimes twenty feet from the hoofs to the top of the head. Its neck is very long, and its fore legs are much longer than its hind legs.
Girding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gird
Girding (n.) That with which one is girded; a girdle.
Girdled (imp. & p. p.) of Girdle
Girdler (n.) One who girdles.
Girdler (n.) A maker of girdles.
Girdler (n.) An American longicorn beetle (Oncideres cingulatus) which lays its eggs in the twigs of the hickory, and then girdles each branch by gnawing a groove around it, thus killing it to provide suitable food for the larvae.
Girlish (a.) Like, or characteristic of, a girl; of or pertaining to girlhood; innocent; artless; immature; weak; as, girlish ways; girlish grief.
Girlond (n.) A garland; a prize.
Girrock (n.) A garfish.
Girting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Girt
Gittern (n.) An instrument like a guitar.
Gittern (v. i.) To play on gittern.
Gittith (n.) A musical instrument, of unknown character, supposed by some to have been used by the people of Gath, and thence obtained by David. It is mentioned in the title of Psalms viii., lxxxi., and lxxxiv.
Gizzard (n.) The second, or true, muscular stomach of birds, in which the food is crushed and ground, after being softened in the glandular stomach (crop), or lower part of the esophagus; the gigerium.
Gizzard (n.) A thick muscular stomach found in many invertebrate animals.
Gizzard (n.) A stomach armed with chitinous or shelly plates or teeth, as in certain insects and mollusks.
Hiation (n.) Act of gaping.
Hickory (n.) An American tree of the genus Carya, of which there are several species. The shagbark is the C. alba, and has a very rough bark; it affords the hickory nut of the markets. The pignut, or brown hickory, is the C. glabra. The swamp hickory is C. amara, having a nut whose shell is very thin and the kernel bitter.
Hickway (n.) The lesser spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopus minor) of Europe.
Hidalgo (n.) A title, denoting a Spanish nobleman of the lower class.
Hideous (a.) Frightful, shocking, or offensive to the eyes; dreadful to behold; as, a hideous monster; hideous looks.
Hideous (a.) Distressing or offensive to the ear; exciting terror or dismay; as, a hideous noise.
Hideous (a.) Hateful; shocking.
Higgled (imp. & p. p.) of Higgle
Higgler (n.) One who higgles.
High-go (n.) A spree; a revel.
Highmen (n. pl.) Loaded dice so contrived as to turn up high numbers.
Highway (n.) A road or way open to the use of the public; a main road or thoroughfare.
Hilding (n.) A base, menial wretch.
Hilding (a.) Base; spiritless.
Hilling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hill
Hilling (n.) The act or process of heaping or drawing earth around plants.
Hillock (n.) A small hill.
Hilltop (n.) The top of a hill.
Himself (pron.) An emphasized form of the third person mascu
Himself (pron.) One's true or real character; one's natural temper and disposition; the state of being in one's right or sane mind (after unconsciousness, passion, delirium, or abasement); as, the man has come to himself.
Himself (pron. pl.) Alt. of Himselven
Hindgut (n.) The posterior part of the alimentary canal, including the rectum, and sometimes the large intestine also.
Hindoos (pl. ) of Hindu
Hinging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hinge
Hinnies (pl. ) of Hinny
Hinting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hint
Hipping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hip
Hiphalt (a.) Lame in the hip.
Hippish (a.) Somewhat hypochondriac; melancholy. See Hyppish.
Hipshot (a.) Having the hip dislocated; hence, having one hip lower than the other.
Hircine (a.) Alt. of Hircinous
Hirsute (a.) Rough with hair; set with bristles; shaggy.
Hirsute (a.) Rough and coarse; boorish.
Hirsute (a.) Pubescent with coarse or stiff hairs.
Hirsute (a.) Covered with hairlike feathers, as the feet of certain birds.
Hirundo (n.) A genus of birds including the swallows and martins.
Hissing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hiss
Hissing (n.) The act of emitting a hiss or hisses.
Hissing (n.) The occasion of contempt; the object of scorn and derision.
Histoid (a.) Resembling the normal tissues; as, histoid tumors.
History (n.) A learning or knowing by inquiry; the knowledge of facts and events, so obtained; hence, a formal statement of such information; a narrative; a description; a written record; as, the history of a patient's case; the history of a legislative bill.
History (n.) A systematic, written account of events, particularly of those affecting a nation, institution, science, or art, and usually connected with a philosophical explanation of their causes; a true story, as distinguished from a romance; -- distinguished also from annals, which relate simply the facts and events of each year, in strict chronological order; from biography, which is the record of an individual's life; and from memoir, which is history composed from personal experience, ob
History (v. t.) To narrate or record.
Hitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hit
Hitched (imp. & p. p.) of Hitch
Hitchel (n. & v. t.) See Hatchel.
Jigging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jig
Jigging (n.) The act or using a jig; the act of separating ore with a jigger, or wire-bottomed sieve, which is moved up and down in water.
Jiggish (a.) Resembling, or suitable for, a jig, or lively movement.
Jiggish (a.) Playful; frisky.
Jilting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jilt
Jimmies (pl. ) of Jimmy
Jingled (imp. & p. p.) of Jingle
Jingler (n.) One who, or that which, jingles.
Jingoes (pl. ) of Jingo
Kibitka (n.) A tent used by the Kirghiz Tartars.
Kibitka (n.) A rude kind of Russian vehicle, on wheels or on runners, sometimes covered with cloth or leather, and often used as a movable habitation.
Kicking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Kick
Kidding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Kid
Kiddier (n.) A huckster; a cadger.
Kidling (n.) A young kid.
Kidneys (pl. ) of Kidney
Killing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Kill
Killdee (n.) Alt. of Killdeer
Killing (a.) Literally, that kills; having power to kill; fatal; in a colloquial sense, conquering; captivating; irresistible.
Killock (n.) A small anchor; also, a kind of anchor formed by a stone inclosed by pieces of wood fastened together.
Kilting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Kilt
Kilting (n.) A perpendicular arrangement of flat, single plaits, each plait being folded so as to cover half the breadth of the preceding one.
Kindled (imp. & p. p.) of Kindle
Kindler (n.) One who, or that which, kindles, stirs up, or sets on fire.
Kinding (n.) The of causing to burn, or of exciting or inflaming the passions.
Kinding (n.) Materials, easily lighted, for starting a fire.
Kindred (n.) Relationship by birth or marriage; consanguinity; affinity; kin.
Kindred (n.) Relatives by blood or marriage, more properly the former; relations; persons related to each other.
Kindred (a.) Related; congenial; of the like nature or properties; as, kindred souls; kindred skies; kindred propositions.
Kinepox (n.) See Cowpox.
Kinepox (n.) See Kinetoscope.
Kinetic (q.) Moving or causing motion; motory; active, as opposed to latent.
Kinging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of King
Kingcup (n.) The common buttercup.
Kingdom (n.) The rank, quality, state, or attributes of a king; royal authority; sovereign power; rule; dominion; monarchy.
Kingdom (n.) The territory or country subject to a king or queen; the dominion of a monarch; the sphere in which one is king or has control.
Kingdom (n.) An extensive scientific division distinguished by leading or ruling characteristics; a principal division; a department; as, the mineral kingdom.
Kinglet (n.) A little king; a weak or insignificant king.
Kinglet (n.) Any one of several species of small singing birds of the genus Regulus and family Sylviidae.
Kinking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Kink
Kinrede (n.) Kindred.
Kinship (n.) Family relationship.
Kinsmen (pl. ) of Kinsman
Kinsman (n.) A man of the same race or family; one related by blood.
Kioways (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians distantly related to the Shoshones. They formerly inhabited the region about the head waters of the North Platte.
Kipskin (n.) Leather prepared from the skin of young or small cattle, intermediate in grade between calfskin and cowhide.
Kirkmen (pl. ) of Kirkman
Kirkman (n.) A clergyman or officer in a kirk.
Kirkman (n.) A member of the Church of Scotland, as distinguished from a member of another communion.
Kirmess (n.) In Europe, particularly in Belgium and Holland, and outdoor festival and fair; in the United States, generally an indoor entertainment and fair combined.
Kirsome (a.) Christian; christened.
Kirtled (a.) Wearing a kirtle.
Kirumbo (n.) A bird of Madagascar (Leptosomus discolor), the only living type of a family allied to the rollers. It has a pair of loral plumes. The male is glossy green above, with metallic reflections; the female is spotted with brown and black.
Kissing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Kiss
Kitchen (n.) A cookroom; the room of a house appropriated to cookery.
Kitchen (n.) A utensil for roasting meat; as, a tin kitchen.
Kitchen (v. t.) To furnish food to; to entertain with the fare of the kitchen.
Kithara (n.) See Cithara.
Kitling (n.) A young kitten; a whelp.
Liaison (n.) A union, or bond of union; an intimacy; especially, an illicit intimacy between a man and a woman.
Liassic (a.) Of the age of the Lias; pertaining to the Lias formation.
Liassic (n.) Same as Lias.
Libbard (n.) A leopard.
Libeled (imp. & p. p.) of Libel
Libeler (n.) One who libels.
Liberal (a.) Free by birth; hence, befitting a freeman or gentleman; refined; noble; independent; free; not servile or mean; as, a liberal ancestry; a liberal spirit; liberal arts or studies.
Liberal (a.) Bestowing in a large and noble way, as a freeman; generous; bounteous; open-handed; as, a liberal giver.
Liberal (a.) Bestowed in a large way; hence, more than sufficient; abundant; bountiful; ample; profuse; as, a liberal gift; a liberal discharge of matter or of water.
Liberal (a.) Not strict or rigorous; not confined or restricted to the literal sense; free; as, a liberal translation of a classic, or a liberal construction of law or of language.
Liberal (a.) Not narrow or contracted in mind; not selfish; enlarged in spirit; catholic.
Liberal (a.) Free to excess; regardless of law or moral restraint; licentious.
Liberal (a.) Not bound by orthodox tenets or established forms in political or religious philosophy; independent in opinion; not conservative; friendly to great freedom in the constitution or administration of government; having tendency toward democratic or republican, as distinguished from monarchical or aristocratic, forms; as, liberal thinkers; liberal Christians; the Liberal party.
Liberal (n.) One who favors greater freedom in political or religious matters; an opponent of the established systems; a reformer; in English politics, a member of the Liberal party, so called. Cf. Whig.
Liberty (n.) The state of a free person; exemption from subjection to the will of another claiming ownership of the person or services; freedom; -- opposed to slavery, serfdom, bondage, or subjection.
Liberty (n.) Freedom from imprisonment, bonds, or other restraint upon locomotion.
Liberty (n.) A privilege conferred by a superior power; permission granted; leave; as, liberty given to a child to play, or to a witness to leave a court, and the like.
Liberty (n.) Privilege; exemption; franchise; immunity enjoyed by prescription or by grant; as, the liberties of the commercial cities of Europe.
Liberty (n.) The place within which certain immunities are enjoyed, or jurisdiction is exercised.
Liberty (n.) A certain amount of freedom; permission to go freely within certain limits; also, the place or limits within which such freedom is exercised; as, the liberties of a prison.
Liberty (n.) A privilege or license in violation of the laws of etiquette or propriety; as, to permit, or take, a liberty.
Liberty (n.) The power of choice; freedom from necessity; freedom from compulsion or constraint in willing.
Liberty (n.) A curve or arch in a bit to afford room for the tongue of the horse.
Liberty (n.) Leave of absence; permission to go on shore.
Library (n.) A considerable collection of books kept for use, and not as merchandise; as, a private library; a public library.
Library (n.) A building or apartment appropriated for holding such a collection of books.
Librate (v. i.) To vibrate as a balance does before resting in equilibrium; hence, to be poised.
Librate (v. t.) To poise; to balance.
License (n.) Authority or liberty given to do or forbear any act; especially, a formal permission from the proper authorities to perform certain acts or to carry on a certain business, which without such permission would be illegal; a grant of permission; as, a license to preach, to practice medicine, to sell gunpowder or intoxicating liquors.
License (n.) The document granting such permission.
License (n.) Excess of liberty; freedom abused, or used in contempt of law or decorum; disregard of law or propriety.
License (n.) That deviation from strict fact, form, or rule, in which an artist or writer indulges, assuming that it will be permitted for the sake of the advantage or effect gained; as, poetic license; grammatical license, etc.
License (v. t.) To permit or authorize by license; to give license to; as, to license a man to preach.
Licking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lick
Licking (n.) A lapping with the tongue.
Licking (n.) A flogging or castigation.
Lidless (a.) Having no lid, or not covered with the lids, as the eyes; hence, sleepless; watchful.
Lifeful (a.) Full of vitality.
Liflode (n.) Livelihood.
Lifting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lift
Lifting (a.) Used in, or for, or by, lifting.
Ligator (n.) An instrument for ligating, or for placing and fastening a ligature.
Lighted (imp. & p. p.) of Light
Lighted (imp. & p. p.) of Light
Lighten (v. i.) To descend; to light.
Lighten (v. i.) To burst forth or dart, as lightning; to shine with, or like, lightning; to display a flash or flashes of lightning; to flash.
Lighten (v. i.) To grow lighter; to become less dark or lowering; to brighten; to clear, as the sky.
Lighten (v. t.) To make light or clear; to light; to illuminate; as, to lighten an apartment with lamps or gas; to lighten the streets.
Lighten (v. t.) To illuminate with knowledge; to enlighten.
Lighten (v. t.) To emit or disclose in, or as in, lightning; to flash out, like lightning.
Lighten (v. t.) To free from trouble and fill with joy.
Lighten (v. t.) To make lighter, or less heavy; to reduce in weight; to relieve of part of a load or burden; as, to lighten a ship by unloading; to lighten a load or burden.
Lighten (v. t.) To make less burdensome or afflictive; to alleviate; as, to lighten the cares of life or the burden of grief.
Lighten (v. t.) To cheer; to exhilarate.
Lighter (n.) One who, or that which, lights; as, a lighter of lamps.
Lighter (n.) A large boat or barge, mainly used in unloading or loading vessels which can not reach the wharves at the place of shipment or delivery.
Lighter (v. t.) To convey by a lighter, as to or from the shore; as, to lighter the cargo of a ship.
Lightly (adv.) With little weight; with little force; as, to tread lightly; to press lightly.
Lightly (adv.) Swiftly; nimbly; with agility.
Lightly (adv.) Without deep impression.
Lightly (adv.) In a small degree; slightly; not severely.
Lightly (adv.) With little effort or difficulty; easily; readily.
Lightly (adv.) Without reason, or for reasons of little weight.
Lightly (adv.) Commonly; usually.
Lightly (adv.) Without dejection; cheerfully.
Lightly (adv.) Without heed or care; with levity; gayly; airily.
Lightly (adv.) Not chastely; wantonly.
Lignify (v. t.) To convert into wood or into a ligneous substance.
Lignify (v. i.) To become wood.
Lignite (n.) Mineral coal retaining the texture of the wood from which it was formed, and burning with an empyreumatic odor. It is of more recent origin than the anthracite and bituminous coal of the proper coal series. Called also brown coal, wood coal.
Lignone (n.) See Lignin.
Lignose (a.) Alt. of Lignous
Lignous (a.) Ligneous.
Lignose (n.) See Lignin.
Lignose (n.) An explosive compound of wood fiber and nitroglycerin. See Nitroglycerin.
Ligroin (n.) A trade name applied somewhat indefinitely to some of the volatile products obtained in refining crude petroleum. It is a complex and variable mixture of several hydrocarbons, generally boils below 170! Fahr., and is more inflammable than safe kerosene. It is used as a solvent, as a carburetant for air gas, and for illumination in special lamps.
Ligulae (pl. ) of Ligula
Ligulas (pl. ) of Ligula
Likable (a.) Such as can be liked; such as to attract liking; as, a likable person.
Likened (imp. & p. p.) of Liken
Lilacin (n.) See Syringin.
Lima/on (n.) A curve of the fourth degree, invented by Pascal. Its polar equation is r = a cos / + b.
Limbate (a.) Bordered, as when one color is surrounded by an edging of another.
Limbous (a.) With slightly overlapping borders; -- said of a suture.
Limited (imp. & p. p.) of Limit
Limited (a.) Confined within limits; narrow; circumscribed; restricted; as, our views of nature are very limited.
Limiter (n.) One who, or that which, limits.
Limiter (n.) A friar licensed to beg within certain bounds, or whose duty was limited to a certain district.
Limning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Limn
Limniad (n.) See Limoniad.
Limning (n.) The act, process, or art of one who limns; the picture or decoration so produced.
Limoges (n.) A city of Southern France.
Limonin (n.) A bitter, white, crystal
Limosis (n.) A ravenous appetite caused by disease; excessive and morbid hunger.
Limping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Limp
Limpkin (n.) Either one of two species of wading birds of the genus Aramus, intermediate between the cranes and rails. The limpkins are remarkable for the great length of the toes. One species (A. giganteus) inhabits Florida and the West Indies; the other (A. scolopaceus) is found in South America. Called also courlan, and crying bird.
Limulus (n.) The only existing genus of Merostomata. It includes only a few species from the East Indies, and one (Limulus polyphemus) from the Atlantic coast of North America. Called also Molucca crab, king crab, horseshoe crab, and horsefoot.
Linctus (n.) Medicine taken by licking with the tongue.
Lingism (n.) A mode of treating certain diseases, as obesity, by gymnastics; -- proposed by Pehr Henrik Ling, a Swede. See Kinesiatrics.
Linguae (pl. ) of Lingua
Lingual (a.) Of or pertaining to the tongue; uttered by the aid of the tongue; glossal; as, the lingual nerves; a lingual letter.
Lingual (n.) A consonant sound formed by the aid of the tongue; -- a term especially applied to certain articulations (as those of t, d, th, and n) and to the letters denoting them.
Lingula (n.) A tonguelike process or part.
Lingula (n.) Any one of numerous species of brachiopod shells belonging to the genus Lingula, and related genera. See Brachiopoda, and Illustration in Appendix.
Linking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Link
Linkage (n.) The act of linking; the state of being linked; also, a system of links.
Linkage (n.) Manner of linking or of being linked; -- said of the union of atoms or radicals in the molecule.
Linkage (n.) A system of straight
Linkboy (n.) Alt. of Linkman
Linkman (n.) A boy or man that carried a link or torch to light passengers.
Linnean (a.) Of or pertaining to Linnaeus, the celebrated Swedish botanist.
Linoxin (n.) A resinous substance obtained as an oxidation product of linoleic acid.
Linsang (n.) Any viverrine mammal of the genus Prionodon, inhabiting the East Indies and Southern Asia. The common East Indian linsang (P. gracilis) is white, crossed by broad, black bands. The Guinea linsang (Porana Richardsonii) is brown with black spots.
Linseed (n.) The seeds of flax, from which linseed oil is obtained.
Lionced (a.) Adorned with lions' heads; having arms terminating in lions' heads; -- said of a cross.
Lioncel (n.) A small lion, especially one of several borne in the same coat of arms.
Lioness (n.) A female lion.
Lionism (n.) An attracting of attention, as a lion; also, the treating or regarding as a lion.
Lionize (v. t.) To treat or regard as a lion or object of great interest.
Lionize (v. t.) To show the lions or objects of interest to; to conduct about among objects of interest.
Lipping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lip
Lipinic (a.) Lipic.
Lipless (a.) Having no lips.
Liquate (v. i.) To melt; to become liquid.
Liquate (v. t.) To separate by fusion, as a more fusible from a less fusible material.
Liquefy (v. t.) To convert from a solid form to that of a liquid; to melt; to dissolve; and technically, to melt by the sole agency of heat.
Liquefy (v. i.) To become liquid.
Liqueur (n.) An aromatic alcoholic cordial.
Lirella (n.) A
Lisping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lisp
Lissome (a.) Limber; supple; flexible; lithe; lithesome.
Lissome (a.) Light; nimble; active.
Listing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of List
Listful (a.) Attentive.
Listing (n.) The act or process of one who lists (in any sense of the verb); as, the listing of a door; the listing of a stock at the Stock Exchange.
Listing (n.) The selvedge of cloth; list.
Listing (n.) The sapwood cut from the edge of a board.
Listing (n.) The throwing up of the soil into ridges, -- a method adopted in the culture of beets and some garden crops.
Litarge (n.) Litharge.
Literal (a.) According to the letter or verbal expression; real; not figurative or metaphorical; as, the literal meaning of a phrase.
Literal (a.) Following the letter or exact words; not free.
Literal (a.) Consisting of, or expressed by, letters.
Literal (a.) Giving a strict or literal construction; unimaginative; matter-of fast; -- applied to persons.
Literal (n.) Literal meaning.
Lithate (n.) A salt of lithic or uric acid; a urate.
Lithely (adv.) In a lithe, pliant, or flexible manner.
Lithium (n.) A metallic element of the alka
Lithoid (a.) Alt. of Lithoidal
Litotes (n.) A diminution or softening of statement for the sake of avoiding censure or increasing the effect by contrast with the moderation shown in the form of expression; as, " a citizen of no mean city," that is, of an illustrious city.
Littery (a.) Covered or encumbered with litter; consisting of or constituting litter.
Lituite (n.) Any species of ammonites of the genus Lituites. They are found in the Cretaceous formation.
Liturgy (a.) An established formula for public worship, or the entire ritual for public worship in a church which uses prescribed forms; a formulary for public prayer or devotion. In the Roman Catholic Church it includes all forms and services in any language, in any part of the world, for the celebration of Mass.
Livable (a.) Such as can be lived.
Livable (a.) Such as in pleasant to live in; fit or suitable to live in.
Livered (a.) Having (such) a liver; used in composition; as, white-livered.
Miasmal (a.) Containing miasma; miasmatic.
Miauled (imp. & p. p.) of Miaul
Micella (n.) A theoretical aggregation of molecules constituting a structural particle of protoplasm, capable of increase or diminution without change in chemical nature.
Michery (n.) Theft; cheating.
Miching (a.) Hiding; skulking; cowardly.
Micmacs (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians inhabiting Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
Microbe (n.) Alt. of Microbion
Microhm (n.) The millionth part of an ohm.
Middest (superl.) Situated most nearly in the middle; middlemost; midmost.
Middest (n.) Midst; middle.
Midding (n.) Same as Midden.
Middler (n.) One of a middle or intermediate class in some schools and seminaries.
Middies (pl. ) of Middy
Midgard (n.) The middle space or region between heaven and hell; the abode of human beings; the earth.
Midland (a.) Being in the interior country; distant from the coast or seashore; as, midland towns or inhabitants.
Midland (a.) Surrounded by the land; mediterranean.
Midland (n.) The interior or central region of a country; -- usually in the plural.
Midmain (n.) The middle part of the main or sea.
Midmost (a.) Middle; middlemost.
Midrash (n.) A talmudic exposition of the Hebrew law, or of some part of it.
Midriff (n.) See Diaphragm, n., 2.
Mid sea () Alt. of Mid-sea
Mid-sea () The middle part of the sea or ocean.
Midship (a.) Of or pertaining to, or being in, the middle of a ship.
Midward (a.) Situated in the middle.
Midward (adv.) In or toward the midst.
Midweek (n.) The middle of the week. Also used adjectively.
Midwife (n.) A woman who assists other women in childbirth; a female practitioner of the obstetric art.
Midwife (v. t.) To assist in childbirth.
Midwife (v. i.) To perform the office of midwife.
Midwive (v. t.) To midwife.
Migrant (a.) Migratory.
Migrant (n.) A migratory bird or other animal.
Migrate (v. i.) To remove from one country or region to another, with a view to residence; to change one's place of residence; to remove; as, the Moors who migrated from Africa into Spain; to migrate to the West.
Migrate (v. i.) To pass periodically from one region or climate to another for feeding or breeding; -- said of certain birds, fishes, and quadrupeds.
Mikmaks (n.) Same as Micmacs.
Mileage (n.) An allowance for traveling expenses at a certain rate per mile.
Mileage (n.) Aggregate length or distance in miles; esp., the sum of lengths of tracks or wires of a railroad company, telegraph company, etc.
Milfoil (n.) A common composite herb (Achillea Millefolium) with white flowers and finely dissected leaves; yarrow.
Miliary (a.) Like millet seeds; as, a miliary eruption.
Miliary (a.) Accompanied with an eruption like millet seeds; as, a miliary fever.
Miliary (a.) Small and numerous; as, the miliary tubercles of Echini.
Miliary (n.) One of the small tubercles of Echini.
Miliola (n.) A genus of Foraminifera, having a porcelanous shell with several longitudinal chambers.
Militar (a.) Military.
Militia (n.) In the widest sense, the whole military force of a nation, including both those engaged in military service as a business, and those competent and available for such service; specifically, the body of citizens enrolled for military instruction and discip
Militia (n.) Military service; warfare.
Milking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Milk
Milkful (a.) Full of milk; abounding with food.
Milkily (adv.) In a milky manner.
Milkmen (pl. ) of Milkman
Milkman (n.) A man who sells milk or delivers is to customers.
Milksop (n.) A piece of bread sopped in milk; figuratively, an effeminate or weak-minded person.
Milling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mill
Milldam (n.) A dam or mound to obstruct a water course, and raise the water to a height sufficient to turn a mill wheel.
Millier (n.) A weight of the metric system, being one million grams; a metric ton.
Milling (n.) The act or employment of grinding or passing through a mill; the process of fulling; the process of making a raised or intented edge upon coin, etc.; the process of dressing surfaces of various shapes with rotary cutters. See Mill.
Million (n.) The number of ten hundred thousand, or a thousand thousand, -- written 1,000, 000. See the Note under Hundred.
Million (n.) A very great number; an indefinitely large number.
Million (n.) The mass of common people; -- with the article the.
Millrea (n.) Alt. of Millreis
Millree (n.) Alt. of Millreis
Milreis (n.) A Portuguese money of account rated in the treasury department of the United States at one dollar and eight cents; also, a Brazilian money of account rated at fifty-four cents and six mills.
Milvine (a.) Of or resembling birds of the kite kind.
Milvine (n.) A bird related to the kite.
Mimesis (n.) Imitation; mimicry.
Mimetic () Alt. of Mimetical
Mimical (a.) Imitative; mimetic.
Mimical (a.) Consisting of, or formed by, imitation; imitated; as, mimic gestures.
Mimical (a.) Imitative; characterized by resemblance to other forms; -- applied to crystals which by twinning resemble simple forms of a higher grade of symmetry.
Mimicry (n.) The act or practice of one who mimics; ludicrous imitation for sport or ridicule.
Mimicry (n.) Protective resemblance; the resemblance which certain animals and plants exhibit to other animals and plants or to the natural objects among which they live, -- a characteristic which serves as their chief means of protection against enemies; imitation; mimesis; mimetism.
Minable (a.) Such as can be mined; as, minable earth.
Minaret (n.) A slender, lofty tower attached to a mosque and surrounded by one or more projecting balconies, from which the summon to prayer is cried by the muezzin.
Minging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mince
Mincing (a.) That minces; characterized by primness or affected nicety.
Minding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mind
Mindful (a.) Bearing in mind; regardful; attentive; heedful; observant.
Minding (n.) Regard; mindfulness.
Mineral (v. i.) An inorganic species or substance occurring in nature, having a definite chemical composition and usually a distinct crystal
Mineral (v. i.) A mine.
Mineral (v. i.) Anything which is neither animal nor vegetable, as in the most general classification of things into three kingdoms (animal, vegetable, and mineral).
Mineral (a.) Of or pertaining to minerals; consisting of a mineral or of minerals; as, a mineral substance.
Mineral (a.) Impregnated with minerals; as, mineral waters.
Minerva (n.) The goddess of wisdom, of war, of the arts and sciences, of poetry, and of spinning and weaving; -- identified with the Grecian Pallas Athene.
Minette (n.) The smallest of regular sizes of portrait photographs.
Minever (n.) Same as Miniver.
Mingled (imp. & p. p.) of Mingle
Mingler (n.) One who mingles.
Miniard (a.) Migniard.
Miniate (v. t.) To paint or tinge with red lead or vermilion; also, to decorate with letters, or the like, painted red, as the page of a manuscript.
Miniate (a.) Of or pertaining to the color of red lead or vermilion; painted with vermilion.
Minibus (n.) A kind of light passenger vehicle, carrying four persons.
Minikin (n.) A little darling; a favorite; a minion.
Minikin (n.) A little pin.
Minikin (a.) Small; diminutive.
Minimum (n.) The least quantity assignable, admissible, or possible, in a given case; hence, a thing of small consequence; -- opposed to maximum.
Minimus (n.) A being of the smallest size.
Minimus (n.) The little finger; the fifth digit, or that corresponding to it, in either the manus or pes.
Minious (a.) Of the color of red or vermilion.
Miniver (n.) A fur esteemed in the Middle Ages as a part of costume. It is uncertain whether it was the fur of one animal only or of different animals.
Minivet (n.) A singing bird of India of the family Campephagidae.
Minster (n.) A church of a monastery. The name is often retained and applied to the church after the monastery has ceased to exist (as Beverly Minster, Southwell Minster, etc.), and is also improperly used for any large church.
Minting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mint
Mintage (n.) The coin, or other production, made in a mint.
Mintage (n.) The duty paid to the mint for coining.
Mintmen (pl. ) of Mintman
Mintman (n.) One skilled in coining, or in coins; a coiner.
Minuend (n.) The number from which another number is to be subtracted.
Minutia (n.) A minute particular; a small or minor detail; -- used chiefly in the plural.
Miocene (a.) Of or pertaining to the middle division of the Tertiary.
Miocene (n.) The Miocene period. See Chart of Geology.
Mirable (a.) Wonderful; admirable.
Miracle (n.) A wonder or wonderful thing.
Miracle (n.) Specifically: An event or effect contrary to the established constitution and course of things, or a deviation from the known laws of nature; a supernatural event, or one transcending the ordinary laws by which the universe is governed.
Miracle (n.) A miracle play.
Miracle (n.) A story or legend abounding in miracles.
Miracle (v. t.) To make wonderful.
Mirador (n.) Same as Belvedere.
Mirbane (n.) See Nitrobenzene.
Mirific (a.) Alt. of Mirifical
Misbear (v. t.) To carry improperly; to carry (one's self) wrongly; to misbehave.
Misbode (imp.) of Misbede
Misbede (v. t.) To wrong; to do injury to.
Misbode () imp. of Misbede.
Misborn (a.) Born to misfortune.
Miscall (v. t.) To call by a wrong name; to name improperly.
Miscall (v. t.) To call by a bad name; to abuse.
Miscast (v. t.) To cast or reckon wrongly.
Miscast (n.) An erroneous cast or reckoning.
Mischna (n.) See Mishna.
Miscite (v. t.) To cite erroneously.
Miscopy (v. t.) To copy amiss.
Miscopy (n.) A mistake in copying.
Misdate (v. t.) To date erroneously.
Misdeal (v. t. & i.) To deal or distribute wrongly, as cards; to make a wrong distribution.
Misdeal (n.) The act of misdealing; a wrong distribution of cards to the players.
Misdeed (n.) An evil deed; a wicked action.
Misdeem (v. t.) To misjudge.
Misdiet (n.) Improper.
Misdiet (v. t.) To diet improperly.
Misdone (p. p.) of Misdo
Misdoer (n.) A wrongdoer.
Misease (n.) Want of ease; discomfort; misery.
Miseasy (a.) Not easy; painful.
Miserly (a.) Like a miser; very covetous; sordid; niggardly.
Misfell (imp.) of Misfall
Misfall (v. t.) To befall, as ill luck; to happen to unluckily.
Misfare (v. i.) To fare ill.
Misfare (n.) Misfortune.
Misform (v. t.) To make in an ill form.
Misgave (imp.) of Misgive
Misgive (v. t.) To give or grant amiss.
Misgive (v. t.) Specifically: To give doubt and apprehension to, instead of confidence and courage; to impart fear to; to make irresolute; -- usually said of the mind or heart, and followed by the objective personal pronoun.
Misgive (v. t.) To suspect; to dread.
Misgive (v. i.) To give out doubt and apprehension; to be fearful or irresolute.
Mishcup (n.) The scup.
Mishear (v. t. & i.) To hear incorrectly.
Mishnic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Mishna.
Misjoin (v. t.) To join unfitly or improperly.
Miskeep (v. t.) To keep wrongly.
Misknow (v. t.) To have a mistaken notion of or about.
Mislaid (imp. & p. p.) of Mislay
Misling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Misle
Mislead (v. t.) To lead into a wrong way or path; to lead astray; to guide into error; to cause to mistake; to deceive.
Mislike (v.) To dislike; to disapprove of; to have aversion to; as, to mislike a man.
Mislike (n.) Dislike; disapprobation; aversion.
Mislive (v. i.) To live amiss.
Misluck (n.) Ill luck; misfortune.
Mistake (v. t.) To make or form amiss; to spoil in making.
Mismark (v. t.) To mark wrongly.
Mismate (v. t.) To mate wrongly or unsuitably; as, to mismate gloves or shoes; a mismated couple.
Misname (v. t.) To call by the wrong name; to give a wrong or inappropriate name to.
Mispell (v. t.) Alt. of Mispend
Mispend (v. t.) See Misspell, Misspend, etc.
Misrate (v. t.) To rate erroneously.
Misread (imp. & p. p.) of Misread
Misread (v. t.) To read amiss; to misunderstand in reading.
Misrule (v. t. & i.) To rule badly; to misgovern.
Misrule (n.) The act, or the result, of misruling.
Misrule (n.) Disorder; confusion; tumult from insubordination.
Misruly (a.) Unruly.
Missing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Miss
Misseek (v. t.) To seek for wrongly.
Misseem (v. i.) To make a false appearance.
Misseem (v. i.) To misbecome; to be misbecoming.
Missend (v. t.) To send amiss or incorrectly.
Missile (a.) Capable of being thrown; adapted for hurling or to be projected from the hand, or from any instrument or rngine, so as to strike an object at a distance.
Missile (n.) A weapon thrown or projected or intended to be projcted, as a lance, an arrow, or a bullet.
Missing (v. i.) Absent from the place where it was expected to be found; lost; wanting; not present when called or looked for.
Mission (n.) The act of sending, or the state of being sent; a being sent or delegated by authority, with certain powers for transacting business; comission.
Mission (n.) That with which a messenger or agent is charged; an errand; business or duty on which one is sent; a commission.
Mission (n.) Persons sent; any number of persons appointed to perform any service; a delegation; an embassy.
Mission (n.) An assotiation or organization of missionaries; a station or residence of missionaries.
Mission (n.) An organization for worship and work, dependent on one or more churches.
Mission (n.) A course of extraordinary sermons and services at a particular place and time for the special purpose of quickening the faith and zeal participants, and of converting unbelievers.
Mission (n.) Dismission; discharge from service.
Mission (v. t.) To send on a mission.
Missish (a.) Like a miss; prim; affected; sentimental.
Missive (n.) Specially sent; intended or prepared to be sent; as, a letter missive.
Missive (n.) Missile.
Missive (n.) That which is sent; a writing containing a message.
Missive (n.) One who is sent; a messenger.
Misstep (n.) A wrong step; an error of conduct.
Misstep (v. i.) To take a wrong step; to go astray.
Misting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mist
Mistook (imp. & obs. p. p.) of Mistake
Mistake (v. t.) To take or choose wrongly.
Mistake (v. t.) To take in a wrong sense; to misunderstand misapprehend, or misconceive; as, to mistake a remark; to mistake one's meaning.
Mistake (v. t.) To substitute in thought or perception; as, to mistake one person for another.
Mistake (v. t.) To have a wrong idea of in respect of character, qualities, etc.; to misjudge.
Mistake (v. i.) To err in knowledge, perception, opinion, or judgment; to commit an unintentional error.
Mistake (n.) An apprehending wrongly; a misconception; a misunderstanding; a fault in opinion or judgment; an unintentional error of conduct.
Mistake (n.) Misconception, error, which when non-negligent may be ground for rescinding a contract, or for refusing to perform it.
Mistold (imp. & p. p.) of Mistell
Mistell (v. t.) To tell erroneously.
Misterm (v. t.) To call by a wrong name; to miscall.
Mistery (n.) See Mystery, a trade.
Mistful (a.) Clouded with, or as with, mist.
Mistico (n.) A kind of small sailing vessel used in the Mediterranean. It is rigged partly like a xebec, and partly like a felucca.
Mistide (v. i.) To happen or come to pass unfortunately; also, to suffer evil fortune.
Mistily (adv.) With mist; darkly; obscurely.
Mistime (v. t.) To time wrongly; not to adapt to the time.
Mistion (n.) Mixture.
Mistook () imp. & obs. p. p. of Mistake.
Mistral (n.) A violent and cold northwest wind experienced in the Mediterranean provinces of France, etc.
Mistrow (v. i.) To think wrongly.
Mistune (v. t.) To tune wrongly.
Mistura (n.) A mingled compound in which different ingredients are contained in a liquid state; a mixture. See Mixture, n., 4.
Mistura (n.) Sometimes, a liquid medicine containing very active substances, and which can only be administered by drops.
Misturn (v. t.) To turn amiss; to pervert.
Misuser (n.) One who misuses.
Misuser (n.) Unlawful use of a right; use in excess of, or varying from, one's right.
Miswear (v. t.) To wear ill.
Misween (v. i.) To ween amiss; to misjudge; to distrust; to be mistaken.
Miswend (v. i.) To go wrong; to go astray.
Misword (v. t.) To word wrongly; as, to misword a message, or a sentence.
Misword (n.) A word wrongly spoken; a cross word.
Misyoke (v. t.) To yoke improperly.
Mitered (imp. & p. p.) of Mitre
Mitring () of Mitre
Mithras (n.) The sun god of the Persians.
Mitosis (n.) See Karyokinesis.
Mittent (a.) Sending forth; emitting.
Mixable (a.) Capable of being mixed.
Mixedly (adv.) In a mixed or mingled manner.
Mixtion (n.) Mixture.
Mixtion (n.) A kind of cement made of mastic, amber, etc., used as a mordant for gold leaf.
Mixture (n.) The act of mixing, or the state of being mixed; as, made by a mixture of ingredients.
Mixture (n.) That which results from mixing different ingredients together; a compound; as, to drink a mixture of molasses and water; -- also, a medley.
Mixture (n.) An ingredient entering into a mixed mass; an additional ingredient.
Mixture (n.) A kind of liquid medicine made up of many ingredients; esp., as opposed to solution, a liquid preparation in which the solid ingredients are not completely dissolved.
Mixture (n.) A mass of two or more ingredients, the particles of which are separable, independent, and uncompounded with each other, no matter how thoroughly and finely commingled; -- contrasted with a compound; thus, gunpowder is a mechanical mixture of carbon, sulphur, and niter.
Mixture (n.) An organ stop, comprising from two to five ranges of pipes, used only in combination with the foundation and compound stops; -- called also furniture stop. It consists of high harmonics, or overtones, of the ground tone.
Mizmaze (n.) A maze or labyrinth.
Mizzled (imp. & p. p.) of Mizzle
Nibbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nib
Nibbled (imp. & p. p.) of Nibble
Nibbler (n.) One who, or that which, nibbles.
Niblick (n.) A kind of golf stick used to lift the ball out of holes, ruts, etc.
Nicagua (n.) The laughing falcon. See under laughing.
Nicking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nick
Nicking (v. t.) The cutting made by the hewer at the side of the face.
Nicking (v. t.) Small coal produced in making the nicking.
Nicotic (a.) Nicotinic.
Nictate (v. i.) To wink; to nictitate.
Nidgery (n.) A trifle; a piece of foolery.
Niggard (n.) A person meanly close and covetous; one who spends grudgingly; a stingy, parsimonous fellow; a miser.
Niggard (a.) Like a niggard; meanly covetous or parsimonious; niggardly; miserly; stingy.
Niggard (v. t. & i.) To act the niggard toward; to be niggardly.
Niggish (a.) Niggardly.
Niggled (imp. & p. p.) of Niggle
Niggler (n.) One who niggles.
Nighted (a.) Darkness; clouded.
Nighted (a.) Overtaken by night; belated.
Nightly (a.) Of or pertaining to the night, or to every night; happening or done by night, or every night; as, nightly shades; he kept nightly vigils.
Nightly (adv.) At night; every night.
Nigrine (n.) A ferruginous variety of rutile.
Nilling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nill
Nilotic (a.) Of or pertaining to the river Nile; as, the Nilotic crocodile.
Nimbose (a.) Cloudy; stormy; tempestuous.
Nimiety (n.) State of being in excess.
Nimious (a.) Excessive; extravagant; inordinate.
Ninnies (pl. ) of Ninny
Ninthly (adv.) In the ninth place.
Niobate (n.) Same as Columbate.
Niobite (n.) Same as Columbite.
Niobium (n.) A later name of columbium. See Columbium.
Nipping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nip
Nippers (n. pl.) Small pinchers for holding, breaking, or cutting.
Nippers (n. pl.) A device with fingers or jaws for seizing an object and holding or conveying it; as, in a printing press, a clasp for catching a sheet and conveying it to the form.
Nippers (n. pl.) A number of rope-yarns wound together, used to secure a cable to the messenger.
Nipping (a.) Biting; pinching; painful; destructive; as, a nipping frost; a nipping wind.
Nirvana (n.) In the Buddhist system of religion, the final emancipation of the soul from transmigration, and consequently a beatific enfrachisement from the evils of wordly existence, as by annihilation or absorption into the divine. See Buddhism.
Nitency (n.) Brightness; luster.
Nitency (n.) Endeavor; rffort; tendency.
Nithing (n.) See Niding.
Nitrate (n.) A salt of nitric acid.
Nitride (n.) A binary compound of nitrogen with a more metallic element or radical; as, boric nitride.
Nitrify (v. t.) To combine or impregnate with nitrogen; to convert, by oxidation, into nitrous or nitric acid; to subject to, or produce by, nitrification.
Nitrile (n.) Any one of a series of cyanogen compounds; particularly, one of those cyanides of alcohol radicals which, by boiling with acids or alkalies, produce a carboxyl acid, with the elimination of the nitrogen as ammonia.
Nitrite (n.) A salt of nitrous acid.
Nitrose (a.) See Nitrous.
Nitrous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, niter; of the quality of niter, or resembling it.
Nitrous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, any one of those compounds in which nitrogen has a relatively lower valence as contrasted with nitric compounds.
Nittily (adv.) Lousily.
Niveous (a.) Snowy; resembling snow; partaking of the qualities of snow.
Oilbird (n.) See Guacharo.
Oilseed (n.) Seed from which oil is expressed, as the castor bean; also, the plant yielding such seed. See Castor bean.
Oilseed (n.) A cruciferous herb (Camelina sativa).
Oilseed (n.) The sesame.
Oilskin (n.) Cloth made waterproof by oil.
Ointing (p. pr & vb. n.) of Oint
Piacaba (n.) See Piassava.
Pianino (n.) A pianette, or small piano.
Pianist (n.) A performer, esp. a skilled performer, on the piano.
Piarist (n.) One of a religious order who are the regular clerks of the Scuole Pie (religious schools), an institute of secondary education, founded at Rome in the last years of the 16th century.
Piaster (n.) A silver coin of Spain and various other countries. See Peso. The Spanish piaster (commonly called peso, or peso duro) is of about the value of the American dollar. The Italian piaster, or scudo, was worth from 80 to 100 cents. The Turkish and Egyptian piasters are now worth about four and a half cents.
Piastre (n.) See Piaster.
Piation (n.) The act of making atonement; expiation.
Piazzas (pl. ) of Piazza
Pibcorn (n.) A wind instrument or pipe, with a horn at each end, -- used in Wales.
Pibroch (n.) A Highland air, suited to the particular passion which the musician would either excite or assuage; generally applied to those airs that are played on the bagpipe before the Highlanders when they go out to battle.
Picador (n.) A horseman armed with a lance, who in a bullfight receives the first attack of the bull, and excites him by picking him without attempting to kill him.
Picamar (n.) An oily liquid hydrocarbon extracted from the creosote of beechwood tar. It consists essentially of certain derivatives of pyrogallol.
Piccage (n.) Money paid at fairs for leave to break ground for booths.
Piccolo (n.) A small, shrill flute, the pitch of which is an octave higher than the ordinary flute; an octave flute.
Piccolo (n.) A small upright piano.
Piccolo (n.) An organ stop, with a high, piercing tone.
Piceous (a.) Of or pertaining to pitch; resembling pitch in color or quality; pitchy.
Picking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pick
Pickaxe (n.) A pick with a point at one end, a transverse edge or blade at the other, and a handle inserted at the middle; a hammer with a flattened end for driving wedges and a pointed end for piercing as it strikes.
Pickeer (v. i.) To make a raid for booty; to maraud; also, to skirmish in advance of an army. See Picaroon.
Pickery (n.) Petty theft.
Picking (n.) The act of digging or breaking up, as with a pick.
Picking (n.) The act of choosing, plucking, or gathering.
Picking (n.) That which is, or may be, picked or gleaned.
Picking (n.) Pilfering; also, that which is pilfered.
Picking (n.) The pulverized shells of oysters used in making walks.
Picking (n.) Rough sorting of ore.
Picking (n.) Overburned bricks.
Picking (a.) Done or made as with a pointed tool; as, a picking sound.
Picking (a.) Nice; careful.
Pickled (imp. & p. p.) of Pickle
Pickled (a.) Preserved in a pickle.
Pickler (n.) One who makes pickles.
Picotee (n.) Alt. of Picotine
Picquet (n.) See Piquet.
Picrate (n.) A salt of picric acid.
Picrite (n.) A dark green igneous rock, consisting largely of chrysolite, with hornblende, augite, biotite, etc.
Pictish (a.) Of or pertaining to Picts; resembling the Picts.
Pictura (n.) Pattern of coloration.
Picture (n.) The art of painting; representation by painting.
Picture (n.) A representation of anything (as a person, a landscape, a building) upon canvas, paper, or other surface, produced by means of painting, drawing, engraving, photography, etc.; a representation in colors. By extension, a figure; a model.
Picture (n.) An image or resemblance; a representation, either to the eye or to the mind; that which, by its likeness, brings vividly to mind some other thing; as, a child is the picture of his father; the man is the picture of grief.
Picture (v. t.) To draw or paint a resemblance of; to de
Piculet (n.) Any species of very small woodpeckers of the genus Picumnus and allied genera. Their tail feathers are not stiff and sharp at the tips, as in ordinary woodpeckers.
Piddled (imp. & p. p.) of Piddle
Piddler (n.) One who piddles.
Piddock (n.) Any species of Pholas; a pholad. See Pholas.
Piebald (a.) Having spots and patches of black and white, or other colors; mottled; pied.
Piebald (a.) Fig.: Mixed.
Piecing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Piece
Piecely (adv.) In pieces; piecemeal.
Pierage (n.) Same as Wharfage.
Pierced (imp. & p. p.) of Pierce
Pierced (a.) Penetrated; entered; perforated.
Piercel (n.) A kind of gimlet for making vents in casks; -- called also piercer.
Piercer (n.) One who, or that which, pierces or perforates
Piercer (n.) An instrument used in forming eyelets; a stiletto.
Piercer (n.) A piercel.
Piercer (n.) The ovipositor, or sting, of an insect.
Piercer (n.) An insect provided with an ovipositor.
Pierian (a.) Of or pertaining to Pierides or Muses.
Pietism (n.) The principle or practice of the Pietists.
Pietism (n.) Strict devotion; also, affectation of devotion.
Pietist (n.) One of a class of religious reformers in Germany in the 17th century who sought to revive declining piety in the Protestant churches; -- often applied as a term of reproach to those who make a display of religious feeling. Also used adjectively.
Piewipe (n.) The lapwing, or pewit.
Piffero (n.) Alt. of Piffara
Piffara (n.) A fife; also, a rude kind of oboe or a bagpipe with an inflated skin for reservoir.
Pigging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pig
Pigfish (n.) Any one of several species of salt-water grunts; -- called also hogfish.
Pigfish (n.) A sculpin. The name is also applied locally to several other fishes.
Pigfoot (n.) A marine fish (Scorpaena porcus), native of Europe. It is reddish brown, mottled with dark brown and black.
Piggery (n.) A place where swine are kept.
Piggish (a.) Relating to, or like, a pig; greedy.
Pightel (n.) A small inclosure.
Pigmean (a.) See Pygmean.
Pigment (n.) Any material from which a dye, a paint, or the like, may be prepared; particularly, the refined and purified coloring matter ready for mixing with an appropriate vehicle.
Pigment (n.) Any one of the colored substances found in animal and vegetable tissues and fluids, as bilirubin, urobilin, chlorophyll, etc.
Pigment (n.) Wine flavored with species and honey.
Pignora (pl. ) of Pignus
Pigskin (n.) The skin of a pig, -- used chiefly for making saddles; hence, a colloquial or slang term for a saddle.
Pigsney (n.) A word of endearment for a girl or woman.
Pigtail (n.) The tail of a pig.
Pigtail (n.) A cue, or queue.
Pigtail (n.) A kind of twisted chewing tobacco.
Pigweed (n.) A name of several annual weeds. See Goosefoot, and Lamb's-quarters.
Pikelet (n.) Alt. of Pikelin
Pikelin (n.) A light, thin cake or muffin.
Pikeman (pl. ) of Pikeman
Pikeman (n.) A soldier armed with a pike.
Pikeman (n.) A miner who works with a pick.
Pikeman (n.) A keeper of a turnpike gate.
Pilcher (n.) A scabbard, as of a sword.
Pilcher (n.) The pilchard.
Pilcrow (n.) a paragraph mark, /.
Pileate (a.) Alt. of Pileated
Pilenta (pl. ) of Pilentum
Pileous (a.) Consisting of, or covered with, hair; hairy; pilose.
Pilfery (n.) Petty theft.
Pilgrim (n.) A wayfarer; a wanderer; a traveler; a stranger.
Pilgrim (n.) One who travels far, or in strange lands, to visit some holy place or shrine as a devotee; as, a pilgrim to Loretto; Canterbury pilgrims. See Palmer.
Pilgrim (a.) Of or pertaining to a pilgrim, or pilgrims; making pilgrimages.
Pilgrim (v. i.) To journey; to wander; to ramble.
Pilling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pill
Pillage (n.) The act of pillaging; robbery.
Pillage (n.) That which is taken from another or others by open force, particularly and chiefly from enemies in war; plunder; spoil; booty.
Pillage (v. i.) To strip of money or goods by open violence; to plunder; to spoil; to lay waste; as, to pillage the camp of an enemy.
Pillage (v. i.) To take spoil; to plunder; to ravage.
Pillery (n.) Plunder; pillage.
Pillion (n.) A panel or cushion saddle; the under pad or cushion of saddle; esp., a pad or cushion put on behind a man's saddle, on which a woman may ride.
Pillory (n.) A frame of adjustable boards erected on a post, and having holes through which the head and hands of an offender were thrust so as to be exposed in front of it.
Pillory (v. t.) To set in, or punish with, the pillory.
Pillory (v. t.) Figuratively, to expose to public scorn.
Pillowy (a.) Like a pillow.
Piloted (imp. & p. p.) of Pilot
Pilotry (n.) Pilotage; skill in the duties of a pilot.
Pilular (a.) Of or pertaining to pills; resembling a pill or pills; as, a pilular mass.
Pimaric (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid found in galipot, and isomeric with abietic acid.
Pimelic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a substance obtained from certain fatty substances, and subsequently shown to be a mixture of suberic and adipic acids.
Pimelic (a.) Designating the acid proper (C5H10(CO2/H)2) which is obtained from camphoric acid.
Pimenta (n.) Same as Pimento.
Pimento (n.) Allspice; -- applied both to the tree and its fruit. See Allspice.
Pimlico (n.) The friar bird.
Pimping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pimp
Pimping (a.) Little; petty; pitiful.
Pimping (a.) Puny; sickly.
Pimpled (a.) Having pimples.
Pinning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pin
Pinaces (pl. ) of Pinax
Pincers (n. pl.) See Pinchers.
Pinched (imp. & p. p.) of Pinch
Pinchem (n.) The European blue titmouse.
Pincher (n.) One who, or that which, pinches.
Pinesap (n.) A reddish fleshy herb of the genus Monotropa (M. hypopitys), formerly thought to be parasitic on the roots of pine trees, but more probably saprophytic.
Pinetum (n.) A plantation of pine trees; esp., a collection of living pine trees made for ornamental or scientific purposes.
Pinfish (n.) The sailor's choice (Diplodus, / Lagodon, rhomboides).
Pinfish (n.) The salt-water bream (Diplodus Holbrooki).
Pinfold (n.) A place in which stray cattle or domestic animals are confined; a pound; a penfold.
Pinging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ping
Pinguid (a.) Fat; unctuous; greasy.
Pinhold (n.) A place where a pin is fixed.
Pinking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pink
Pinking (n.) The act of piercing or stabbing.
Pinking (n.) The act or method of decorating fabrics or garments with a pinking iron; also, the style of decoration; scallops made with a pinking iron.
Pinkish (a.) Somewhat pink.
Pinnace (n.) A small vessel propelled by sails or oars, formerly employed as a tender, or for coast defence; -- called originally, spynace or spyne.
Pinnace (n.) A man-of-war's boat.
Pinnace (n.) A procuress; a pimp.
Pinnage (n.) Poundage of cattle. See Pound.
Pinnate (a.) Alt. of Pinnated
Pinnock (n.) The hedge sparrow.
Pinnock (n.) The tomtit.
Pinnula (n.) Same as Pinnule.
Pinnule (n.) One of the small divisions of a decompound frond or leaf. See Illust. of Bipinnate leaf, under Bipinnate.
Pinnule (n.) Any one of a series of small, slender organs, or parts, when arranged in rows so as to have a plumelike appearance; as, a pinnule of a gorgonia; the pinnules of a crinoid.
Pinocle (n.) See Penuchle.
Pintado (n.) Any bird of the genus Numida. Several species are found in Africa. The common pintado, or Guinea fowl, the helmeted, and the crested pintados, are the best known. See Guinea fowl, under Guinea.
Pintail (n.) A northern duck (Dafila acuta), native of both continents. The adult male has a long, tapering tail. Called also gray duck, piketail, piket-tail, spike-tail, split-tail, springtail, sea pheasant, and gray widgeon.
Pintail (n.) The sharp-tailed grouse of the great plains and Rocky Mountains (Pediocaetes phasianellus); -- called also pintailed grouse, pintailed chicken, springtail, and sharptail.
Pinweed (n.) Any plant of the genus Lechea, low North American herbs with branching stems, and very small and abundant leaves and flowers.
Pinworm (n.) A small nematoid worm (Oxyurus vermicularis), which is parasitic chiefly in the rectum of man. It is most common in children and aged persons.
Pinxter (n.) See Pinkster.
Pioneer (n.) A soldier detailed or employed to form roads, dig trenches, and make bridges, as an army advances.
Pioneer (n.) One who goes before, as into the wilderness, preparing the way for others to follow; as, pioneers of civilization; pioneers of reform.
Pioneer (v. t. & i.) To go before, and prepare or open a way for; to act as pioneer.
Piously (adv.) In a pious manner.
Pipping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pip
Piperic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, or designating, a complex organic acid found in the products of different members of the Pepper family, and extracted as a yellowish crystal
Pipette (n.) A small glass tube, often with an enlargement or bulb in the middle, and usually graduated, -- used for transferring or delivering measured quantities.
Piprine (a.) Of or pertaining to the pipras, or the family Pipridae.
Piquant (a.) Stimulating to the taste; giving zest; tart; sharp; pungent; as, a piquant anecdote.
Piquing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pique
Piqueer (v. i.) See Pickeer.
Piragua (n.) See Pirogue.
Pirated (imp. & p. p.) of Pirate
Piratic (a.) Piratical.
Pirogue (n.) A dugout canoe; by extension, any small boat.
Piscary (n.) The right or privilege of fishing in another man's waters.
Piscina (n.) A niche near the altar in a church, containing a small basin for rinsing altar vessels.
Piscine (a.) Of or pertaining to a fish or fishes; as, piscine remains.
Pismire (n.) An ant, or emmet.
Pistole (n.) The name of certain gold coins of various values formerly coined in some countries of Europe. In Spain it was equivalent to a quarter doubloon, or about $3.90, and in Germany and Italy nearly the same. There was an old Italian pistole worth about $5.40.
Pitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pit
Pitapat (adv.) In a flutter; with palpitation or quick succession of beats.
Pitapat (n.) A light, repeated sound; a pattering, as of the rain.
Pitched (imp. & p. p.) of Pitch
Pitcher (n.) One who pitches anything, as hay, quoits, a ball, etc.; specifically (Baseball), the player who delivers the ball to the batsman.
Pitcher (n.) A sort of crowbar for digging.
Pitcher (n.) A wide-mouthed, deep vessel for holding liquids, with a spout or protruding lip and a handle; a water jug or jar with a large ear or handle.
Pitcher (n.) A tubular or cuplike appendage or expansion of the leaves of certain plants.
Piteous (a.) Pious; devout.
Piteous (a.) Evincing pity, compassion, or sympathy; compassionate; tender.
Piteous (a.) Fitted to excite pity or sympathy; wretched; miserable; lamentable; sad; as, a piteous case.
Piteous (a.) Paltry; mean; pitiful.
Pitfall (n.) A pit deceitfully covered to entrap wild beasts or men; a trap of any kind.
Pitheci (n. pl.) A division of mammals including the apes and monkeys. Sometimes used in the sense of Primates.
Pithful (a.) Full of pith.
Pithily (adv.) In a pithy manner.
Pitiful (a.) Full of pity; tender-hearted; compassionate; kind; merciful; sympathetic.
Pitiful (a.) Piteous; lamentable; eliciting compassion.
Pitiful (a.) To be pitied for littleness or meanness; miserable; paltry; contemptible; despicable.
Pituite (n.) Mucus, phlegm.
Pitying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pity
Pitying (a.) Expressing pity; as, a pitying eye, glance, or word.
Pivoted (imp. & p. p.) of Pivot
Pivotal (a.) Of or pertaining to a pivot or turning point; belonging to, or constituting, a pivot; of the nature of a pivot; as, the pivotalopportunity of a career; the pivotal position in a battle.
Ribbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rib
Ribaudy (n.) Ribaldry.
Ribauld (n.) A ribald.
Ribband (n.) A ribbon.
Ribband (n.) A long, narrow strip of timber bent and bolted longitudinally to the ribs of a vessel, to hold them in position, and give rigidity to the framework.
Ribbing (n.) An assemblage or arrangement of ribs, as the timberwork for the support of an arch or coved ceiling, the veins in the leaves of some plants, ridges in the fabric of cloth, or the like.
Ribible (n.) A small threestringed viol; a rebec.
Ribless (a.) Having no ribs.
Ribwort (n.) A species of plantain (Plantago lanceolata) with long, narrow, ribbed leaves; -- called also rib grass, ripple grass, ribwort plantain.
Ricinic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, castor oil; formerly, designating an acid now called ricinoleic acid.
Ricinus (n.) A genus of plants of the Spurge family, containing but one species (R. communis), the castor-oil plant. The fruit is three-celled, and contains three large seeds from which castor oil iss expressed. See Palma Christi.
Rickets (n. pl.) A disease which affects children, and which is characterized by a bulky head, crooked spine and limbs, depressed ribs, enlarged and spongy articular epiphyses, tumid abdomen, and short stature, together with clear and often premature mental faculties. The essential cause of the disease appears to be the nondeposition of earthy salts in the osteoid tissues. Children afflicted with this malady stand and walk unsteadily. Called also rachitis.
Rickety (a.) Affected with rickets.
Rickety (a.) Feeble in the joints; imperfect; weak; shaky.
Ricture (n.) A gaping.
Ridding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rid
Ridable (a.) Suitable for riding; as, a ridable horse; a ridable road.
Riddled (imp. & p. p.) of Riddle
Riddler (n.) One who riddles (grain, sand, etc.).
Riddler (n.) One who speaks in, or propounds, riddles.
Ridging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ridge
Ridicle (n.) Ridicule.
Ridotto (n.) A favorite Italian public entertainment, consisting of music and dancing, -- held generally on fast eves.
Ridotto (v. i.) To hold ridottos.
Rietboc (n.) The reedbuck, a South African antelope (Cervicapra arundinacea); -- so called from its frequenting dry places covered with high grass or reeds. Its color is yellowish brown. Called also inghalla, and rietbok.
Riffler (n.) A curved file used in carving wool and marble.
Rifling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rifle
Rifling (n.) The act or process of making the grooves in a rifled cannon or gun barrel.
Rifling (n.) The system of grooves in a rifled gun barrel or cannon.
Rifting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rift
Rigging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rig
Rigging (n.) DRess; tackle; especially (Naut.), the ropes, chains, etc., that support the masts and spars of a vessel, and serve as purchases for adjusting the sails, etc. See Illustr. of Ship and Sails.
Riggish (a.) Like a rig or wanton.
Righted (imp. & p. p.) of Right
Righten (v. t.) To do justice to.
Righter (n.) One who sets right; one who does justice or redresses wrong.
Rightly (adv.) Straightly; directly; in front.
Rightly (adv.) According to justice; according to the divine will or moral rectitude; uprightly; as, duty rightly performed.
Rightly (adv.) Properly; fitly; suitably; appropriately.
Rightly (adv.) According to truth or fact; correctly; not erroneously; exactly.
Rigidly (v.) In a rigid manner; stiffly.
Rilievo (n.) Same as Relief, n., 5.
Rimming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rim
Rimbase (n.) A short cylinder connecting a trunnion with the body of a cannon. See Illust. of Cannon.
Rimpled (imp. & p. p.) of Rimple
Ringing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ring
Ringing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ring
Ringent (a.) Having the lips widely separated and gaping like an open mouth; as a ringent bilabiate corolla.
Ringing () a & n. from Ring, v.
Ringlet (n.) A small ring; a small circle; specifically, a fairy ring.
Ringlet (n.) A curl; especially, a curl of hair.
Ringmen (pl. ) of Ringman
Ringman (n.) The ring finger.
Rinking (n.) Skating in a rink.
Rinsing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rinse
Rioting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Riot
Riotise (n.) Excess; tumult; revelry.
Riotour (n.) A rioter.
Riotous (a.) Involving, or engaging in, riot; wanton; unrestrained; luxurious.
Riotous (a.) Partaking of the nature of an unlawful assembly or its acts; seditious.
Ripping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rip
Ripened (imp. & p. p.) of Ripen
Ripieno (a.) Filling up; supplementary; supernumerary; -- a term applied to those instruments which only swell the mass or tutti of an orchestra, but are not obbligato.
Rippled (imp. & p. p.) of Ripple
Ripplet (n.) A small ripple.
Risible (a.) Having the faculty or power of laughing; disposed to laugh.
Risible (a.) Exciting laughter; worthy to be laughed at; amusing.
Risible (a.) Used in, or expressing, laughter; as, risible muscles.
Risking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Risk
Riskful (a.) Risky.
Risotto (n.) A kind of pottage.
Rissoid (n.) Any one of very numerous species of small spiral gastropods of the genus Rissoa, or family Rissoidae, found both in fresh and salt water.
Rissole (n.) A small ball of rich minced meat or fish, covered with pastry and fried.
Rivaled (imp. & p. p.) of Rival
Rivalry (n.) The act of rivaling, or the state of being a rival; a competition.
Riveled (imp. & p. p.) of Rivel
Rivered (a.) Supplied with rivers; as, a well rivered country.
Riveret (n.) A rivulet.
Riveted (imp. & p. p.) of Rivet
Riveter (n.) One who rivets.
Rivulet (n.) A small stream or brook; a streamlet.
Siamang (n.) A gibbon (Hylobates syndactylus), native of Sumatra. It has the second and third toes partially united by a web.
Siamese (a.) Of or pertaining to Siam, its native people, or their language.
Siamese (n. sing. & pl.) A native or inhabitant of Siam; pl., the people of Siam.
Siamese (n. sing. & pl.) The language of the Siamese.
Sibbens (n.) A contagious disease, endemic in Scotland, resembling the yaws. It is marked by ulceration of the throat and nose and by pustules and soft fungous excrescences upon the surface of the body. In the Orkneys the name is applied to the itch.
Siccate (v. t.) To dry.
Siccity (n.) Dryness; aridity; destitution of moisture.
Sikerly (adv.) Surely; securely.
Sickish (a.) Somewhat sick or diseased.
Sickish (a.) Somewhat sickening; as, a sickish taste.
Sickled (a.) Furnished with a sickle.
Sickler (n.) One who uses a sickle; a sickleman; a reaper.
Sideral (a.) Relating to the stars.
Sideral (a.) Affecting unfavorably by the supposed influence of the stars; baleful.
Sidling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sidle
Sienite (n.) See Syenite.
Sifilet (n.) The six-shafted bird of paradise. See Paradise bird, under Paradise.
Sifting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sift
Sighing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sigh
Sighing (a.) Uttering sighs; grieving; lamenting.
Sighted (imp. & p. p.) of Sight
Sighted (a.) Having sight, or seeing, in a particular manner; -- used in composition; as, long-sighted, short-sighted, quick-sighted, sharp-sighted, and the like.
Sightly (a.) Pleasing to the sight; comely.
Sightly (a.) Open to sight; conspicuous; as, a house stands in a sightly place.
Sigilla (pl. ) of Sigillum
Sigmoid (a.) Alt. of Sigmoidal
Signing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sign
Signate (v. t.) Having definite color markings.
Signify (n.) To show by a sign; to communicate by any conventional token, as words, gestures, signals, or the like; to announce; to make known; to declare; to express; as, a signified his desire to be present.
Signify (n.) To mean; to import; to denote; to betoken.
Signior (n.) Sir; Mr. The English form and pronunciation for the Italian Signor and the Spanish Se?or.
Signore (n.) Sir; Mr.; -- a title of address or respect among the Italians. Before a noun the form is Signor.
Signora (n.) Madam; Mrs; -- a title of address or respect among the Italians.
Sikerly (n.) Alt. of Sikerness
Silence (n.) The state of being silent; entire absence of sound or noise; absolute stillness.
Silence (n.) Forbearance from, or absence of, speech; taciturnity; muteness.
Silence (n.) Secrecy; as, these things were transacted in silence.
Silence (n.) The cessation of rage, agitation, or tumilt; calmness; quiest; as, the elements were reduced to silence.
Silence (n.) Absence of mention; oblivion.
Silence (interj.) Be silent; -- used elliptically for let there be silence, or keep silence.
Silence (v. t.) To compel to silence; to cause to be still; to still; to hush.
Silence (v. t.) To put to rest; to quiet.
Silence (v. t.) To restrain from the exercise of any function, privilege of instruction, or the like, especially from the act of preaching; as, to silence a minister of the gospel.
Silence (v. t.) To cause to cease firing, as by a vigorous cannonade; as, to silence the batteries of an enemy.
Silenus (n.) See Wanderoo.
Silesia (n.) A kind of
Silesia (n.) A twilled cotton fabric, used for dress linings.
Silicea (n. pl.) Same as Silicoidea.
Silicic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or resembling, silica; specifically, designating compounds of silicon; as, silicic acid.
Silicle (n.) A seed vessel resembling a silique, but about as broad as it is long. See Silique.
Silicon (n.) A nonmetalic element analogous to carbon. It always occurs combined in nature, and is artificially obtained in the free state, usually as a dark brown amorphous powder, or as a dark crystal
Siliqua (n.) Same as Silique.
Siliqua (n.) A weight of four grains; a carat; -- a term used by jewelers, and refiners of gold.
Silique (n.) An oblong or elongated seed vessel, consisting of two valves with a dissepiment between, and opening by sutures at either margin. The seeds are attached to both edges of the dissepiment, alternately upon each side of it.
Silkmen (pl. ) of Silkman
Silkman (n.) A dealer in silks; a silk mercer.
Sillily (adv.) In a silly manner; foolishly.
Sillock (n.) The pollock, or coalfish.
Silting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Silt
Silurus (n.) A genus of large malacopterygious fishes of the order Siluroidei. They inhabit the inland waters of Europe and Asia.
Silvate (n.) Same as Sylvate.
Silvern (a.) Made of silver.
Silvery (a.) Resembling, or having the luster of, silver; grayish white and lustrous; of a mild luster; bright.
Silvery (a.) Besprinkled or covered with silver.
Silvery (a.) Having the clear, musical tone of silver; soft and clear in sound; as, silvery voices; a silvery laugh.
Simagre (n.) A grimace.
Simarre () See Simar.
Simblot (n.) The harness of a drawloom.
Similar (a.) Exactly corresponding; resembling in all respects; precisely like.
Similar (a.) Nearly corresponding; resembling in many respects; somewhat like; having a general likeness.
Similar (a.) Homogenous; uniform.
Similar (n.) That which is similar to, or resembles, something else, as in quality, form, etc.
Similes (pl. ) of Simile
Similor (n.) An alloy of copper and zinc, resembling brass, but of a golden color.
Semious (a.) Of or pertaining to the Sim/; monkeylike.
Simitar (n.) See Scimiter.
Simpler (n.) One who collects simples, or medicinal plants; a herbalist; a simplist.
Simular (n.) One who pretends to be what he is not; one who, or that which, simulates or counterfeits something; a pretender.
Simular (a.) False; specious; counterfeit.
Simulty (n.) Private grudge or quarrel; as, domestic simulties.
Sinning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sin
Sinapic (a.) Of or pertaining to sinapine; specifically, designating an acid (C11H12O5) related to gallic acid, and obtained by the decomposition of sinapine, as a white crystal
Sinapis (n.) A disused generic name for mustard; -- now called Brassica.
Sincere (superl.) Pure; unmixed; unadulterated.
Sincere (superl.) Whole; perfect; unhurt; uninjured.
Sincere (superl.) Being in reality what it appears to be; having a character which corresponds with the appearance; not falsely assumed; genuine; true; real; as, a sincere desire for knowledge; a sincere contempt for meanness.
Sincere (superl.) Honest; free from hypocrisy or dissimulation; as, a sincere friend; a sincere person.
Sinewed (imp. & p. p.) of Sinew
Sinewed (a.) Furnished with sinews; as, a strong-sinewed youth.
Sinewed (a.) Fig.: Equipped; strengthened.
Singing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sing
Singing () a. & n. from Sing, v.
Singled (imp. & p. p.) of Single
Singles (n. pl.) See Single, n., 2.
Singlet (n.) An un
Singult (n.) A sigh or sobbing; also, a hiccough.
Sinical (a.) Of or pertaining to a sine; employing, or founded upon, sines; as, a sinical quadrant.
Sinking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sink
Sinking () a. & n. from Sink.
Sinless (a.) Free from sin.
Sinoper (n.) Sinople.
Sinopia (n.) Alt. of Sinopis
Sinopis (n.) A red pigment made from sinopite.
Sinople (n.) Ferruginous quartz, of a blood-red or brownish red color, sometimes with a tinge of yellow.
Sinople (n.) The tincture vert; green.
Siniate (a.) Having the margin alternately curved inward and outward; having rounded lobes separated by rounded sinuses; sinuous; wavy.
Sinuate (v. i.) To bend or curve in and out; to wind; to turn; to be sinusous.
Sinuose (a.) Sinuous.
Sinuous (a.) Bending in and out; of a serpentine or undulating form; winding; crooked.
Sinuses (pl. ) of Sinus
Siogoon (n.) See Shogun.
Sipping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sip
Siphoid (n.) A siphon bottle. See under Siphon, n.
Si quis () A notification by a candidate for orders of his intention to inquire whether any impediment may be alleged against him.
Siredon (n.) The larval form of any salamander while it still has external gills; especially, one of those which, like the axolotl (Amblystoma Mexicanum), sometimes lay eggs while in this larval state, but which under more favorable conditions lose their gills and become normal salamanders. See also Axolotl.
Sirenia (n. pl.) An order of large aquatic herbivorous mammals, including the manatee, dugong, rytina, and several fossil genera.
Sirkeer (n.) Any one of several species of Asiatic cuckoos of the genus Taccocua, as the Bengal sirkeer (T. sirkee).
Sirloin (n.) A loin of beef, or a part of a loin.
Sirname (n.) See Surname.
Sirocco (n.) An oppressive, relaxing wind from the Libyan deserts, chiefly experienced in Italy, Malta, and Sicily.
Siruped (a.) Alt. of Syruped
Syruped (a.) Moistened, covered, or sweetened with sirup, or sweet juice.
Sistine (a.) Of or pertaining to Pope Sixtus.
Sistren (n. pl.) Sisters.
Sistrum () An instrument consisting of a thin metal frame, through which passed a number of metal rods, and furnished with a handle by which it was shaken and made to rattle. It was peculiarly Egyptian, and used especially in the worship of Isis. It is still used in Nubia.
Sitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sit
Sitfast (a.) Fixed; stationary; immovable.
Sitfast (n.) A callosity with inflamed edges, on the back of a horse, under the saddle.
Sithens (adv. & conj.) Since. See Sith, and Sithen.
Sittine (a.) Of or pertaining to the family Sittidae, or nuthatches.
Sitting (a.) Being in the state, or the position, of one who, or that which, sits.
Sitting (n.) The state or act of one who sits; the posture of one who occupies a seat.
Sitting (n.) A seat, or the space occupied by or allotted for a person, in a church, theater, etc.; as, the hall has 800 sittings.
Sitting (n.) The act or time of sitting, as to a portrait painter, photographer, etc.
Sitting (n.) The actual presence or meeting of any body of men in their seats, clothed with authority to transact business; a session; as, a sitting of the judges of the King's Bench, or of a commission.
Sitting (n.) The time during which one sits while doing something, as reading a book, playing a game, etc.
Sitting (n.) A brooding over eggs for hatching, as by fowls.
Situate (a.) Alt. of Situated
Situate (v. t.) To place.
Sivvens (n.) See Sibbens.
Sixfold (a.) Six times repeated; six times as much or as many.
Sixteen (a.) Six and ten; consisting of six and ten; fifteen and one more.
Sixteen (n.) The number greater by a unit than fifteen; the sum of ten and six; sixteen units or objects.
Sixteen (n.) A symbol representing sixteen units, as 16, or xvi.
Sixthly (adv.) In the sixth place.
Sixties (pl. ) of Sixty
Sizable (a.) Of considerable size or bulk.
Sizable (a.) Being of reasonable or suitable size; as, sizable timber; sizable bulk.
Sizzled (imp. & p. p.) of Sizzle
Tiaraed (a.) Adorned with, or wearing, a tiara.
Tib-cat (n.) A female cat.
Tibiale (n.) The bone or cartilage of the tarsus which articulates with the tibia and corresponds to a part of the astragalus in man and most mammals.
Ticking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tick
Ticking (n.) A strong, closely woven
Tickled (imp. & p. p.) of Tickle
Tickler (n.) One who, or that which, tickles.
Tickler (n.) Something puzzling or difficult.
Tickler (n.) A book containing a memorandum of notes and debts arranged in the order of their maturity.
Tickler (n.) A prong used by coopers to extract bungs from casks.
Tideway (n.) Channel in which the tide sets.
Tidings (n.) Account of what has taken place, and was not before known; news.
Tidying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tidy
Tiebeam (n.) A beam acting as a tie, as at the bottom of a pair of principal rafters, to prevent them from thrusting out the wall. See Illust. of Timbers, under Roof.
Tiercel (n.) Alt. of Tiercelet
Tiercet (n.) A triplet; three
Tie-rod (n.) A rod used as a tie. See Tie.
Tietick (n.) The meadow pipit.
Tiffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tiff
Tiffany (n.) A species of gause, or very silk.
Tiffish (a.) Inc
Tigella (n.) That part of an embryo which represents the young stem; the caulicle or radicle.
Tigelle (n.) Same as Tigella.
Tighten (v. t.) To draw tighter; to straiten; to make more close in any manner.
Tighter (n.) A ribbon or string used to draw clothes closer.
Tightly (adv.) In a tight manner; closely; nearly.
Tigress (n.) The female of the tiger.
Tigrine (a.) Of or pertaining to a tiger; like a tiger.
Tigrine (a.) Resembling the tiger in color; as, the tigrine cat (Felis tigrina) of South America.
Tigrish (a.) Resembling a tiger; tigerish.
Tilbury (n.) A kind of gig or two-wheeled carriage, without a top or cover.
Tilling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Till
Tillage (n.) The operation, practice, or art of tilling or preparing land for seed, and keeping the ground in a proper state for the growth of crops.
Tillage (n.) A place tilled or cultivated; cultivated land.
Tillmen (pl. ) of Tillman
Tillman (n.) A man who tills the earth; a husbandman.
Tilting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tilt
Tilting (n.) The act of one who tilts; a tilt.
Tilting (n.) The process by which blister steel is rendered ductile by being forged with a tilt hammer.
Tilt-up (n.) Same as Tip-up.
Timbrel (n.) A kind of drum, tabor, or tabret, in use from the highest antiquity.
Timeful (a.) Seasonable; timely; sufficiently early.
Timeous (a.) Timely; seasonable.
Timothy () Alt. of Timothy grass
Timpani (pl. ) of Timpano
Timpano (n.) See Tympano.
Tinning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tin
Tinamou (n.) Any one of several species of South American birds belonging to Tinamus and allied genera.
Tinchel (n.) A circle of sportsmen, who, by surrounding an extensive space and gradually closing in, bring a number of deer and game within a narrow compass.
Tinemen (pl. ) of Tineman
Tineman (n.) An officer of the forest who had the care of vert and venison by night.
Tingent (a.) Having the power to tinge.
Tingled (imp. & p. p.) of Tingle
Tinkled (imp. & p. p.) of Tinkle
Tinkler (n.) A tinker.
Tinning (n.) The act, art, or process of covering or coating anything with melted tin, or with tin foil, as kitchen utensils, locks, and the like.
Tinning (n.) The covering or lining of tin thus put on.
Tinnock (n.) The blue titmouse.
Tinting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tint
Tintype (n.) Same as Ferrotype.
Tinware (n.) Articles made of tinned iron.
Tipping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tip
Tipcart (n.) A cart so constructed that the body can be easily tipped, in order to dump the load.
Tipping (n.) A distinct articulation given in playing quick notes on the flute, by striking the tongue against the roof of the mouth; double-tonguing.
Tippled (imp. & p. p.) of Tipple
Tippled (a.) Intoxicated; inebriated; tipsy; drunk.
Tippler (n.) One who keeps a tippling-house.
Tippler (n.) One who habitually indulges in the excessive use of spirituous liquors, whether he becomes intoxicated or not.
Tipsify (v. t.) To make tipsy.
Tipsily (adv.) In a tipsy manner; like one tipsy.
Tiptoes (pl. ) of Tiptoe
Tipulae (pl. ) of Tipula
Tipulas (pl. ) of Tipula
Tisical (a.) Consumptive, phthisical.
Tisicky (a.) Consumptive, phthisical.
Tissued (imp. & p. p.) of Tissue
Tissued (a.) Clothed in, or adorned with, tissue; also, variegated; as, tissued flowers.
Titanic (a.) Of or relating to Titans, or fabled giants of ancient mythology; hence, enormous in size or strength; as, Titanic structures.
Titanic (a.) Of or pertaining to titanium; derived from, or containing, titanium; specifically, designating those compounds of titanium in which it has a higher valence as contrasted with the titanous compounds.
Tithing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tithe
Tithing (n.) The act of levying or taking tithes; that which is taken as tithe; a tithe.
Tithing (n.) A number or company of ten householders who, dwelling near each other, were sureties or frankpledges to the king for the good behavior of each other; a decennary.
Titlark (n.) Any one of numerous small spring birds belonging to Anthus, Corydalla, and allied genera, which resemble the true larks in color and in having a very long hind claw; especially, the European meadow pipit (Anthus pratensis).
Titling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Title
Titling (n.) The hedge sparrow; -- called also titlene. Its nest often chosen by the cuckoo as a place for depositing its own eggs.
Titling (n.) The meadow pipit.
Titling (n.) Stockfish; -- formerly so called in customhouses.
Titmice (pl. ) of Titmouse
Titrate (n.) To analyse, or determine the strength of, by means of standard solutions. Cf. Standardized solution, under Solution.
Titular (a.) Existing in title or name only; nominal; having the title to an office or dignity without discharging its appropriate duties; as, a titular prince.
Titular (n.) A titulary.
Tituled (a.) Having a title.
Viaduct (n.) A structure of considerable magnitude, usually with arches or supported on trestles, for carrying a road, as a railroad, high above the ground or water; a bridge; especially, one for crossing a valley or a gorge. Cf. Trestlework.
Vialled () of Vial
Vialing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vial
Viander (n.) A feeder; an eater; also, one who provides viands, or food; a host.
Vibices (n. pl.) More or less extensive patches of subcutaneous extravasation of blood.
Vibrant (a.) Vibrating; tremulous; resonant; as, vibrant drums.
Vibrate (imp. & p. p.) of Vibrate
Vibrate (v. t.) To brandish; to move to and fro; to swing; as, to vibrate a sword or a staff.
Vibrate (v. t.) To mark or measure by moving to and fro; as, a pendulum vibrating seconds.
Vibrate (v. t.) To affect with vibratory motion; to set in vibration.
Vibrate (v. i.) To move to and fro, or from side to side, as a pendulum, an elastic rod, or a stretched string, when disturbed from its position of rest; to swing; to oscillate.
Vibrate (v. i.) To have the constituent particles move to and fro, with alternate compression and dilation of parts, as the air, or any elastic body; to quiver.
Vibrate (v. i.) To produce an oscillating or quivering effect of sound; as, a whisper vibrates on the ear.
Vibrate (v. i.) To pass from one state to another; to waver; to fluctuate; as, a man vibrates between two opinions.
Vibrios (pl. ) of Vibrio
Vicemen (pl. ) of Viceman
Viceman (n.) A smith who works at the vice instead of at the anvil.
Viceroy (prep.) The governor of a country or province who rules in the name of the sovereign with regal authority, as the king's substitute; as, the viceroy of India.
Viceroy (prep.) A large and handsome American butterfly (Basilarchia, / Limenitis, archippus). Its wings are orange-red, with black
Viciate (v. t.) See Vitiate.
Viinage (n.) The place or places adjoining or near; neighborhood; vicinity; as, a jury must be of the vicinage.
Vicinal (a.) Near; vicine.
Vicious (a.) Characterized by vice or defects; defective; faulty; imperfect.
Vicious (a.) Addicted to vice; corrupt in principles or conduct; depraved; wicked; as, vicious children; vicious examples; vicious conduct.
Vicious (a.) Wanting purity; foul; bad; noxious; as, vicious air, water, etc.
Vicious (a.) Not correct or pure; corrupt; as, vicious language; vicious idioms.
Vicious (a.) Not well tamed or broken; given to bad tricks; unruly; refractory; as, a vicious horse.
Vicious (a.) Bitter; spiteful; malignant.
Vicount (n.) See Viscount.
Victory (n.) The defeat of an enemy in battle, or of an antagonist in any contest; a gaining of the superiority in any struggle or competition; conquest; triumph; -- the opposite of defeat.
Victrix (n.) Victress.
Victual (n.) Food; -- now used chiefly in the plural. See Victuals.
Victual (n.) Grain of any kind.
Victual (v. t.) To supply with provisions for subsistence; to provide with food; to store with sustenance; as, to victual an army; to victual a ship.
Vicugna (n.) A South American mammal (Auchenia vicunna) native of the elevated plains of the Andes, allied to the llama but smaller. It has a thick coat of very fine reddish brown wool, and long, pendent white hair on the breast and belly. It is hunted for its wool and flesh.
Vidette (n.) Same Vedette.
Vidonia (n.) A dry white wine, of a tart flavor, produced in Teneriffe; -- called also Teneriffe.
Viduage (n.) The state of widows or of widowhood; also, widows, collectively.
Viduity (n.) Widowhood.
Viewing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of View
Vigonia (a.) Of or pertaining to the vicu/a; characterizing the vicu/a; -- said of the wool of that animal, used in felting hats, and for other purposes.
Vilayet (n.) One of the chief administrative divisions or provinces of the Ottoman Empire; -- formerly called eyalet.
Vileyns (a.) Villainous.
Village (n.) A small assemblage of houses in the country, less than a town or city.
Villain (n.) One who holds lands by a base, or servile, tenure, or in villenage; a feudal tenant of the lowest class, a bondman or servant.
Villain (n.) A baseborn or clownish person; a boor.
Villain (n.) A vile, wicked person; a man extremely depraved, and capable or guilty of great crimes; a deliberate scoundrel; a knave; a rascal; a scamp.
Villain (a.) Villainous.
Villain (v. t.) To debase; to degrade.
Villany (n.) See Villainy.
Villein (n.) See Villain, 1.
Villose (a.) See Villous.
Villous (a.) Abounding in, or covered with, fine hairs, or a woolly substance; shaggy with soft hairs; nappy.
Villous (a.) Furnished or clothed with villi.
Viminal (a.) Of or pertaining to twigs; consisting of twigs; producing twigs.
Vinasse (n.) The waste liquor remaining in the process of making beet sugar, -- used in the manufacture of potassium carbonate.
Vincula (pl. ) of Vinculum
Vinegar (a.) A sour liquid used as a condiment, or as a preservative, and obtained by the spontaneous (acetous) fermentation, or by the artificial oxidation, of wine, cider, beer, or the like.
Vinegar (a.) Hence, anything sour; -- used also metaphorically.
Vinegar (v. t.) To convert into vinegar; to make like vinegar; to render sour or sharp.
Vinette (n.) A sprig or branch.
Vinewed (a.) Same as Vinnewed.
Vingtun (n.) Contraction for Vingt et un.
Vintage (n.) The produce of the vine for one season, in grapes or in wine; as, the vintage is abundant; the vintage of 1840.
Vintage (n.) The act or time of gathering the crop of grapes, or making the wine for a season.
Vintner (n.) One who deals in wine; a wine seller, or wine merchant.
Violate (v. t.) To treat in a violent manner; to abuse.
Violate (v. t.) To do violence to, as to anything that should be held sacred or respected; to profane; to desecrate; to break forcibly; to trench upon; to infringe.
Violate (v. t.) To disturb; to interrupt.
Violate (v. t.) To commit rape on; to ravish; to outrage.
Violent (a.) Moving or acting with physical strength; urged or impelled with force; excited by strong feeling or passion; forcible; vehement; impetuous; fierce; furious; severe; as, a violent blow; the violent attack of a disease.
Violent (a.) Acting, characterized, or produced by unjust or improper force; outrageous; unauthorized; as, a violent attack on the right of free speech.
Violent (a.) Produced or effected by force; not spontaneous; unnatural; abnormal.
Violent (n.) An assailant.
Violent (v. t.) To urge with violence.
Violent (v. i.) To be violent; to act violently.
Violist (n.) A player on the viol.
Violone (n.) The largest instrument of the bass-viol kind, having strings tuned an octave below those of the violoncello; the contrabasso; -- called also double bass.
Violous (a.) Violent.
Virelay (n.) An ancient French song, or short poem, wholly in two rhymes, and composed in short
Vireton (n.) An arrow or bolt for a crossbow having feathers or brass placed at an angle with the shaft to make it spin in flying.
Virgate (a.) Having the form of a straight rod; wand-shaped; straight and slender.
Virgate (n.) A yardland, or measure of land varying from fifteen to forty acres.
Virgule (n.) A comma.
Viroled (a.) Furnished with a virole or viroles; -- said of a horn or a bugle when the rings are of different tincture from the rest of the horn.
Virtual (a.) Having the power of acting or of invisible efficacy without the agency of the material or sensible part; potential; energizing.
Virtual (a.) Being in essence or effect, not in fact; as, the virtual presence of a man in his agent or substitute.
Visaing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Visa
Visaged (a.) Having a visage.
Viscera (n.) pl. of Viscus.
Viscous (a.) Adhesive or sticky, and having a ropy or glutinous consistency; viscid; glutinous; clammy; tenacious; as, a viscous juice.
Viscera (pl. ) of Viscus
Viseing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vise
Visible (a.) Perceivable by the eye; capable of being seen; perceptible; in view; as, a visible star; the least spot is visible on white paper.
Visible (a.) Noticeable; apparent; open; conspicuous.
Visited (imp. & p. p.) of Visit
Visiter (n.) A visitor.
Visitor () One who visits; one who comes or goes to see another, as in civility or friendship.
Visitor () A superior, or a person lawfully appointed for the purpose, who makes formal visits of inspection to a corporation or an institution. See Visit, v. t., 2, and Visitation, n., 2.
Visnomy (n.) Face; countenance.
Visored (a.) Wearing a visor; masked.
Vitalic (a.) Pertaining to life; vital.
Vitally (adv.) In a vital manner.
Vitiate (v. t.) To make vicious, faulty, or imperfect; to render defective; to injure the substance or qualities of; to impair; to contaminate; to spoil; as, exaggeration vitiates a style of writing; sewer gas vitiates the air.
Vitiate (v. t.) To cause to fail of effect, either wholly or in part; to make void; to destroy, as the validity or binding force of an instrument or transaction; to annul; as, any undue influence exerted on a jury vitiates their verdict; fraud vitiates a contract.
Vitious (n.) Alt. of Vitiousness
Vitrify (v. t.) To convert into, or cause to resemble, glass or a glassy substance, by heat and fusion.
Vitrify (v. t.) To become glass; to be converted into glass.
Vitrina (n.) A genus of terrestrial gastropods, having transparent, very thin, and delicate shells, -- whence the name.
Vitriol (n.) A sulphate of any one of certain metals, as copper, iron, zinc, cobalt. So called on account of the glassy appearance or luster.
Vitriol (n.) Sulphuric acid; -- called also oil of vitriol. So called because first made by the distillation of green vitriol. See Sulphuric acid, under Sulphuric.
Vitrite (n.) A kind of glass which is very hard and difficult to fuse, used as an insulator in electrical lamps and other apparatus.
Vittate (a.) Bearing or containing vittae.
Vittate (a.) Striped longitudinally.
Vivaria (pl. ) of Vivarium
Vivency (n.) Manner of supporting or continuing life or vegetation.
Viverra (n.) A genus of carnivores which comprises the civets.
Vivific (a.) Alt. of Vivifical
Vixenly (a.) Like a vixen; vixenish.
Wicking (n.) the material of which wicks are made; esp., a loosely braided or twisted cord or tape of cotton.
Widegap (n.) The angler; -- called also widegab, and widegut.
Widened (imp. & p. p.) of Widen
Widgeon (n.) Any one of several species of fresh-water ducks, especially those belonging to the subgenus Mareca, of the genus Anas. The common European widgeon (Anas penelope) and the American widgeon (A. Americana) are the most important species. The latter is called also baldhead, baldpate, baldface, baldcrown, smoking duck, wheat, duck, and whitebelly.
Widowed (imp. & p. p.) of Widow
Widower (n.) A man who has lost his wife by death, and has not married again.
Widowly (a.) Becoming or like a widow.
Wielded (imp. & p. p.) of Wield
Wielder (n.) One who wields or employs; a manager; a controller.
Wigging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wig
Wiggery (n.) A wig or wigs; false hair.
Wiggery (n.) Any cover or screen, as red-tapism.
Wiggler (n.) The young, either larva or pupa, of the mosquito; -- called also wiggletail.
Wightly (adv.) Swiftly; nimbly; quickly.
Wigless (a.) Having or wearing no wig.
Wilding (n.) A wild or uncultivated plant; especially, a wild apple tree or crab apple; also, the fruit of such a plant.
Wilding (a.) Not tame, domesticated, or cultivated; wild.
Wildish (a.) Somewhat wild; rather wild.
Wileful (a.) Full of wiles; trickish; deceitful.
Willing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Will
Willful (a.) Of set purpose; self-determined; voluntary; as, willful murder.
Willful (a.) Governed by the will without yielding to reason; obstinate; perverse; inflexible; stubborn; refractory; as, a willful man or horse.
Willier (n.) One who works at a willying machine.
Willing (v. t.) Free to do or to grant; having the mind inc
Willing (v. t.) Received of choice, or without reluctance; submitted to voluntarily; chosen; desired.
Willing (v. t.) Spontaneous; self-moved.
Willock (n.) The common guillemot.
Willock (n.) The puffin.
Willowy (a.) Abounding with willows.
Willowy (a.) Resembling a willow; pliant; flexible; pendent; drooping; graceful.
Wilting (imp. & p. p.) of Wilt
Wimbled (imp. & p. p.) of Wimble
Wimbrel (n.) The whimbrel.
Wimpled (imp. & p. p.) of Wimple
Winning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Win
Wincing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wince
Wincing (n.) The act of washing cloth, dipping it in dye, etc., with a wince.
Winding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wind
Winding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wind
Winding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wind
Windage (n.) The difference between the diameter of the bore of a gun and that of the shot fired from it.
Windage (n.) The sudden compression of the air caused by a projectile in passing close to another body.
Winding (n.) A call by the boatswain's whistle.
Winding (a.) Twisting from a direct
Winding (n.) A turn or turning; a bend; a curve; flexure; meander; as, the windings of a road or stream.
Winding (n.) A
Windore (n.) A window.
Windowy (a.) Having little crossings or openings like the sashes of a window.
Windrow (n.) A row or
Windrow (n.) Sheaves of grain set up in a row, one against another, that the wind may blow between them.
Windrow (n.) The green border of a field, dug up in order to carry the earth on other land to mend it.
Windrow (v. t.) To arrange in
Windsor (n.) A town in Berkshire, England.
Winging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wing
Winglet (n.) A little wing; a very small wing.
Winglet (n.) A bastard wing, or alula.
Winking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wink
Winning (a.) Attracting; adapted to gain favor; charming; as, a winning address.
Winning (n.) The act of obtaining something, as in a contest or by competition.
Winning (n.) The money, etc., gained by success in competition or contest, esp, in gambling; -- usually in the plural.
Winning (n.) A new opening.
Winning (n.) The portion of a coal field out for working.
Winsing (a.) Winsome.
Winsome (a.) Cheerful; merry; gay; light-hearted.
Winsome (a.) Causing joy or pleasure; gladsome; pleasant.
Wintery (a.) Wintry.
Wirbled (imp. & p. p.) of Wirble
Wishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wish
Wishful (a.) Having desire, or ardent desire; longing.
Wishful (a.) Showing desire; as, wishful eyes.
Wishful (a.) Desirable; exciting wishes.
Wishing () a. & n. from Wish, v. t.
Wisping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wisp
Wistful (a.) Longing; wishful; desirous.
Wistful (a.) Full of thought; eagerly attentive; meditative; musing; pensive; contemplative.
Wist(e) (imp.) of Wit
Witched (imp. & p. p.) of Witch
Witfish (n.) The ladyfish (a).
Withing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Withe
Withers (prep.) The ridge between the shoulder bones of a horse, at the base of the neck. See Illust. of Horse.
Without (prep.) On or at the outside of; out of; not within; as, without doors.
Without (prep.) Out of the limits of; out of reach of; beyond.
Without (prep.) Not with; otherwise than with; in absence of, separation from, or destitution of; not with use or employment of; independently of; exclusively of; with omission; as, without labor; without damage.
Without (conj.) Unless; except; -- introducing a clause.
Without (adv.) On or art the outside; not on the inside; not within; outwardly; externally.
Without (adv.) Outside of the house; out of doors.
Withsay (v. t.) To contradict; to gainsay; to deny; to renounce.
Withset (v. t.) To set against; to oppose.
Withies (pl. ) of Withy
Witless (a.) Destitute of wit or understanding; wanting thought; hence, indiscreet; not under the guidance of judgment.
Witling (n.) A person who has little wit or understanding; a pretender to wit or smartness.
Witness (v. i.) Attestation of a fact or an event; testimony.
Witness (v. i.) That which furnishes evidence or proof.
Witness (v. i.) One who is cognizant; a person who beholds, or otherwise has personal knowledge of, anything; as, an eyewitness; an earwitness.
Witness (v. i.) One who testifies in a cause, or gives evidence before a judicial tribunal; as, the witness in court agreed in all essential facts.
Witness (v. i.) One who sees the execution of an instrument, and subscribes it for the purpose of confirming its authenticity by his testimony; one who witnesses a will, a deed, a marriage, or the like.
Witness (v. t.) To see or know by personal presence; to have direct cognizance of.
Witness (v. t.) To give testimony to; to testify to; to attest.
Witness (v. t.) To see the execution of, as an instrument, and subscribe it for the purpose of establishing its authenticity; as, to witness a bond or a deed.
Witness (v. i.) To bear testimony; to give evidence; to testify.
Witwall (n.) The golden oriole.
Witwall (n.) The greater spotted woodpecker.
Witworm (n.) One who, or that which, feeds on or destroys wit.
Wizened (a.) Dried; shriveled; withered; shrunken; weazen; as, a wizened old man.
Xiphias (n.) A genus of fishes comprising the common swordfish.
Xiphias (n.) The constellation Dorado.
Xiphias (n.) A comet shaped like a sword
Xiphius (n.) A genus of cetaceans having a long, pointed, bony beak, usually two tusklike teeth in the lower jaw, but no teeth in the upper jaw.
Xiphoid (a.) Like a sword; ensiform.
Xiphoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the xiphoid process; xiphoidian.
Xiphura (n. pl.) Same as Limuloidea. Called also Xiphosura.
Yielded (imp. & p. p.) of Yield
Yielder (n.) One who yields.
Zincked (imp. & p. p.) of Zinc
Zincing () of Zinc
Zincane (n.) Zinc chloride.
Zincide (n.) A binary compound of zinc.
Zincify (v. t.) To coat or impregnate with zinc.
Zincite (n.) Native zinc oxide; a brittle, translucent mineral, of an orange-red color; -- called also red zinc ore, and red oxide of zinc.
Zincing (n.) The act or process of applying zinc; galvanization.
Zincode (n.) The positive electrode of an electrolytic cell; anode.
Zincoid (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, zinc; -- said of the electricity of the zincous plate in connection with a copper plate in a voltaic circle; also, designating the positive pole.
Zincous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, zinc; zincic; as, zincous salts.
Zincous (a.) Hence, formerly, basic, basylous, as opposed to chlorous.
Zincous (a.) Of or pertaining to the positive pole of a galvanic battery; electro-positive.
Zingari (pl. ) of Zingaro
Zingaro (n.) A gypsy.
Zinsang (n.) The delundung.
Zircona (n.) Zirconia.
Zircono () See Zirco-.
Zittern (n.) See Cittern.
Zizania (n.) A genus of grasses including Indian rice. See Indian rice, under Rice.
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