7 letter words whose second letter is O
Boarded (imp. & p. p.) of Board
Boarder (n.) One who has food statedly at another's table, or meals and lodgings in his house, for pay, or compensation of any kind.
Boarder (n.) One who boards a ship; one selected to board an enemy's ship.
Boarish (a.) Swinish; brutal; cruel.
Boasted (imp. & p. p.) of Boast
Boaster (n.) One who boasts; a braggart.
Boaster (n.) A stone mason's broad-faced chisel.
Boating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Boat
Boatage (n.) Conveyance by boat; also, a charge for such conveyance.
Boatful (n.) The quantity or amount that fills a boat.
Boating (n.) The act or practice of rowing or sailing, esp. as an amusement; carriage in boats.
Boating (n.) In Persia, a punishment of capital offenders, by laying them on the back in a covered boat, where they are left to perish.
Boation (n.) A crying out; a roaring; a bellowing; reverberation.
Boatmen (pl. ) of Boatman
Boatman (n.) A man who manages a boat; a rower of a boat.
Boatman (n.) A boat bug. See Boat bug.
Bobbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bob
Bobance (n.) A boasting.
Bobbery (n.) A squabble; a tumult; a noisy disturbance; as, to raise a bobbery.
Bobbish (a.) Hearty; in good spirits.
Bobsled (n.) Alt. of Bobsleigh
Bobstay (n.) A rope or chain to confine the bowsprit of a ship downward to the stem or cutwater; -- usually in the pl.
Bobtail (n.) An animal (as a horse or dog) with a short tail.
Bobtail (a.) Bobtailed.
Bob wig () A short wig with bobs or short curls; -- called also bobtail wig.
Bocardo (n.) A form of syllogism of which the first and third propositions are particular negatives, and the middle term a universal affirmative.
Bocardo (n.) A prison; -- originally the name of the old north gate in Oxford, which was used as a prison.
Bocking (n.) A coarse woolen fabric, used for floor cloths, to cover carpets, etc.; -- so called from the town of Bocking, in England, where it was first made.
Boddice (n.) See Bodick.
Bodeful (a.) Portentous; ominous.
Bodiced (a.) Wearing a bodice.
Bodrage (n.) A raid.
Bodying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Body
Bogging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bog
Boggard (n.) A bogey.
Boggled (imp. & p. p.) of Boggle
Boggler (n.) One who boggles.
Bogwood (n.) The wood of trees, esp. of oaks, dug up from peat bogs. It is of a shining black or ebony color, and is largely used for making ornaments.
Bohemia (n.) A country of central Europe.
Bohemia (n.) Fig.: The region or community of social Bohemians. See Bohemian, n., 3.
Boiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Boil
Boilary (n.) See Boilery.
Boilery (n.) A place and apparatus for boiling, as for evaporating brine in salt making.
Boiling (a.) Heated to the point of bubbling; heaving with bubbles; in tumultuous agitation, as boiling liquid; surging; seething; swelling with heat, ardor, or passion.
Boiling (n.) The act of ebullition or of tumultuous agitation.
Boiling (n.) Exposure to the action of a hot liquid.
Bokadam (n.) See Cerberus.
Boletic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, the Boletus.
Boletus (n.) A genus of fungi having the under side of the pileus or cap composed of a multitude of fine separate tubes. A few are edible, and others very poisonous.
Bollard (n.) An upright wooden or iron post in a boat or on a dock, used in veering or fastening ropes.
Bolling (v. t.) A tree from which the branches have been cut; a pollard.
Bologna (n.) A city of Italy which has given its name to various objects.
Bologna (n.) A Bologna sausage.
Bolster (n.) A long pillow or cushion, used to support the head of a person lying on a bed; -- generally laid under the pillows.
Bolster (n.) A pad, quilt, or anything used to hinder pressure, support any part of the body, or make a bandage sit easy upon a wounded part; a compress.
Bolster (n.) Anything arranged to act as a support, as in various forms of mechanism, etc.
Bolster (n.) A cushioned or a piece part of a saddle.
Bolster (n.) A cushioned or a piece of soft wood covered with tarred canvas, placed on the trestletrees and against the mast, for the collars of the shrouds to rest on, to prevent chafing.
Bolster (n.) Anything used to prevent chafing.
Bolster (n.) A plate of iron or a mass of wood under the end of a bridge girder, to keep the girder from resting directly on the abutment.
Bolster (n.) A transverse bar above the axle of a wagon, on which the bed or body rests.
Bolster (n.) The crossbeam forming the bearing piece of the body of a railway car; the central and principal cross beam of a car truck.
Bolster (n.) the perforated plate in a punching machine on which anything rests when being punched.
Bolster (n.) That part of a knife blade which abuts upon the end of the handle.
Bolster (n.) The metallic end of a pocketknife handle.
Bolster (n.) The rolls forming the ends or sides of the Ionic capital.
Bolster (n.) A block of wood on the carriage of a siege gun, upon which the breech of the gun rests when arranged for transportation.
Bolster (v. t.) To support with a bolster or pillow.
Bolster (v. t.) To support, hold up, or maintain with difficulty or unusual effort; -- often with up.
Bolting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bolt
Bolting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bolt
Bolting (n.) A darting away; a starting off or aside.
Bolting (n.) A sifting, as of flour or meal.
Bolting (n.) A private arguing of cases for practice by students, as in the Inns of Court.
Boluses (pl. ) of Bolus
Bombace (n.) Cotton; padding.
Bombard (n.) A piece of heavy ordnance formerly used for throwing stones and other ponderous missiles. It was the earliest kind of cannon.
Bombard (n.) A bombardment.
Bombard (n.) A large drinking vessel or can, or a leather bottle, for carrying liquor or beer.
Bombard (n.) Padded breeches.
Bombard (n.) See Bombardo.
Bombard (v. t.) To attack with bombards or with artillery; especially, to throw shells, hot shot, etc., at or into.
Bombast (n.) Originally, cotton, or cotton wool.
Bombast (n.) Cotton, or any soft, fibrous material, used as stuffing for garments; stuffing; padding.
Bombast (n.) Fig.: High-sounding words; an inflated style; language above the dignity of the occasion; fustian.
Bombast (a.) High-sounding; inflated; big without meaning; magniloquent; bombastic.
Bombast (v. t.) To swell or fill out; to pad; to inflate.
Bombolo (n.) A thin spheroidal glass retort or flask, used in the sublimation of camphor.
Bonanza (n.) In mining, a rich mine or vein of silver or gold; hence, anything which is a mine of wealth or yields a large income.
Bonasus (n.) Alt. of Bonassus
Bonding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bond
Bondage (a.) The state of being bound; condition of being under restraint; restraint of personal liberty by compulsion; involuntary servitude; slavery; captivity.
Bondage (a.) Obligation; tie of duty.
Bondage (a.) Villenage; tenure of land on condition of doing the meanest services for the owner.
Bondmen (pl. ) of Bondman
Bondman (n.) A man slave, or one bound to service without wages.
Bondman (n.) A villain, or tenant in villenage.
Bonedog (n.) The spiny dogfish.
Boneset (n.) A medicinal plant, the thoroughwort (Eupatorium perfoliatum). Its properties are diaphoretic and tonic.
Bonetta (n.) See Bonito.
Bonfire (n.) A large fire built in the open air, as an expression of public joy and exultation, or for amusement.
Bonnily (adv.) Gayly; handsomely.
Bon ton () The height of the fashion; fashionable society.
Bonuses (pl. ) of Bonus
Boobies (pl. ) of Booby
Booking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Book
Bookful (n.) As much as will fill a book; a book full.
Bookful (a.) Filled with book learning.
Bookish (a.) Given to reading; fond of study; better acquainted with books than with men; learned from books.
Bookish (a.) Characterized by a method of expression generally found in books; formal; labored; pedantic; as, a bookish way of talking; bookish sentences.
Booklet (n.) A little book.
Bookmen (pl. ) of Bookman
Bookman (n.) A studious man; a scholar.
Boolies (pl. ) of Booly
Booming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Boom
Boomdas (n.) A small African hyracoid mammal (Dendrohyrax arboreus) resembling the daman.
Booming (a.) Rushing with violence; swelling with a hollow sound; making a hollow sound or note; roaring; resounding.
Booming (a.) Advancing or increasing amid noisy excitement; as, booming prices; booming popularity.
Booming (n.) The act of producing a hollow or roaring sound; a violent rushing with heavy roar; as, the booming of the sea; a deep, hollow sound; as, the booming of bitterns.
Boomkin (n.) Same as Bumkin.
Boorish (a.) Like a boor; clownish; uncultured; unmannerly.
Boosted (imp. & p. p.) of Boost
Booting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Boot
Booting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Boot
Booting (n.) Advantage; gain; gain by plunder; booty.
Booting (n.) A kind of torture. See Boot, n., 2.
Booting (n.) A kicking, as with a booted foot.
Boozing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Booze
Borable (a.) Capable of being bored.
Boracic (a.) Pertaining to, or produced from, borax; containing boron; boric; as, boracic acid.
Boramez (n.) See Barometz.
Bordage (n.) The base or servile tenure by which a bordar held his cottage.
Bordman (n.) A bordar; a tenant in bordage.
Bordrag (n.) Alt. of Bordraging
Bordure (n.) A border one fifth the width of the shield, surrounding the field. It is usually plain, but may be charged.
Boredom (n.) The state of being bored, or pestered; a state of ennui.
Boredom (n.) The realm of bores; bores, collectively.
Borneol (n.) A rare variety of camphor, C10H17.OH, resembling ordinary camphor, from which it can be produced by reduction. It is said to occur in the camphor tree of Borneo and Sumatra (Dryobalanops camphora), but the natural borneol is rarely found in European or American commerce, being in great request by the Chinese. Called also Borneo camphor, Malay camphor, and camphol.
Bornite (n.) A valuable ore of copper, containing copper, iron, and sulphur; -- also called purple copper ore (or erubescite), in allusion to the colors shown upon the slightly tarnished surface.
Borough (n.) In England, an incorporated town that is not a city; also, a town that sends members to parliament; in Scotland, a body corporate, consisting of the inhabitants of a certain district, erected by the sovereign, with a certain jurisdiction; in America, an incorporated town or village, as in Pennsylvania and Connecticut.
Borough (n.) The collective body of citizens or inhabitants of a borough; as, the borough voted to lay a tax.
Borough (n.) An association of men who gave pledges or sureties to the king for the good behavior of each other.
Borough (n.) The pledge or surety thus given.
Borrage (a.) Alt. of Borraginaceous
Boruret (n.) A boride.
Boscage (n.) A growth of trees or shrubs; underwood; a thicket; thick foliage; a wooded landscape.
Boscage (n.) Food or sustenance for cattle, obtained from bushes and trees; also, a tax on wood.
Boshbok (n.) A kind of antelope. See Bush buck.
Boskage (n.) Same as Boscage.
Bosquet (n.) A grove; a thicket; shrubbery; an inclosure formed by branches of trees, regularly or irregularly disposed.
Bosomed (imp. & p. p.) of Bosom
Bosomed (a.) Having, or resembling, bosom; kept in the bosom; hidden.
Bosquet (n.) See Bosket.
Bossing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Boss
Bossage (n.) A stone in a building, left rough and projecting, to be afterward carved into shape.
Bossage (n.) Rustic work, consisting of stones which seem to advance beyond the level of the building, by reason of indentures or channels left in the joinings.
Bossism (n.) The rule or practices of bosses, esp. political bosses.
Botanic (a.) Alt. of Botanical
Botargo (n.) A sort of cake or sausage, made of the salted roes of the mullet, much used on the coast of the Mediterranean as an incentive to drink.
Botches (pl. ) of Botch
Botched (imp. & p. p.) of Botch
Botcher (n.) One who mends or patches, esp. a tailor or cobbler.
Botcher (n.) A clumsy or careless workman; a bungler.
Botcher (n.) A young salmon; a grilse.
Bothnic (a.) Of or pertaining to Bothnia, a country of northern Europe, or to a gulf of the same name which forms the northern part of the Baltic sea.
Bo tree () The peepul tree; esp., the very ancient tree standing at Anurajahpoora in Ceylon, grown from a slip of the tree under which Gautama is said to have received the heavenly light and so to have become Buddha.
Bottine (n.) A small boot; a lady's boot.
Bottine (n.) An appliance resembling a small boot furnished with straps, buckles, etc., used to correct or prevent distortions in the lower extremities of children.
Bottled (imp. & p. p.) of Bottle
Bottled (a.) Put into bottles; inclosed in bottles; pent up in, or as in, a bottle.
Bottled (a.) Having the shape of a bottle; protuberant.
Bottler (n.) One who bottles wine, beer, soda water, etc.
Bottony (a.) Alt. of Bottone
Bottone (a.) Having a bud or button, or a kind of trefoil, at the end; furnished with knobs or buttons.
Boudoir (n.) A small room, esp. if pleasant, or elegantly furnished, to which a lady may retire to be alone, or to receive intimate friends; a lady's (or sometimes a gentleman's) private room.
Boughty (a.) Bending.
Bouilli (n.) Boiled or stewed meat; beef boiled with vegetables in water from which its gravy is to be made; beef from which bouillon or soup has been made.
Boulder (n.) Same as Bowlder.
Boultel (n.) Alt. of Boultin
Boultin (n.) A molding, the convexity of which is one fourth of a circle, being a member just below the abacus in the Tuscan and Roman Doric capital; a torus; an ovolo.
Boultin (n.) One of the shafts of a clustered column.
Boulter (n.) A long, stout fishing
Bounced (imp. & p. p.) of Bounce
Bouncer (n.) One who bounces; a large, heavy person who makes much noise in moving.
Bouncer (n.) A boaster; a bully.
Bouncer (n.) A bold lie; also, a liar.
Bouncer (n.) Something big; a good stout example of the kind.
Bounded (imp. & p. p.) of Bound
Bounden (p. p & a.) Bound; fastened by bonds.
Bounden (p. p & a.) Under obligation; bound by some favor rendered; obliged; beholden.
Bounden (p. p & a.) Made obligatory; imposed as a duty; binding.
Bounder (n.) One who, or that which, limits; a boundary.
Bouquet (n.) A nosegay; a bunch of flowers.
Bouquet (n.) A perfume; an aroma; as, the bouquet of wine.
Bourbon (n.) A member of a family which has occupied several European thrones, and whose descendants still claim the throne of France.
Bourbon (n.) A politician who is behind the age; a ruler or politician who neither forgets nor learns anything; an obstinate conservative.
Bourder (n.) A jester.
Bourdon (n.) A pilgrim's staff.
Bourdon (n.) A drone bass, as in a bagpipe, or a hurdy-gurdy. See Burden (of a song.)
Bourdon (n.) A kind of organ stop.
Bourree (n.) An old French dance tune in common time.
Boutade (n.) An outbreak; a caprice; a whim.
Bowable (a.) Capable of being bowed or bent; flexible; easily influenced; yielding.
Bowbell (n.) One born within hearing distance of Bow-bells; a cockney.
Bowbent (a.) Bent, like a bow.
Boweled (imp. & p. p.) of Bowel
Boweled (a.) Having bowels; hollow.
Bowhead (n.) The great Arctic or Greenland whale. (Balaena mysticetus). See Baleen, and Whale.
Bowknot (n.) A knot in which a portion of the string is drawn through in the form of a loop or bow, so as to be readily untied.
Bowling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bowl
Bowlder (n.) Alt. of Boulder
Boulder (n.) A large stone, worn smooth or rounded by the action of water; a large pebble.
Boulder (n.) A mass of any rock, whether rounded or not, that has been transported by natural agencies from its native bed. See Drift.
Bowless (a.) Destitute of a bow.
Bowshot (n.) The distance traversed by an arrow shot from a bow.
Bowssen (v. t.) To drench; to soak; especially, to immerse (in water believed to have curative properties).
Boxfish (n.) The trunkfish.
Boxhaul (v. t.) To put (a vessel) on the other tack by veering her short round on her heel; -- so called from the circumstance of bracing the head yards abox (i. e., sharp aback, on the wind).
Boxwood (n.) The wood of the box (Buxus).
Boycott (v. t.) To combine against (a landlord, tradesman, employer, or other person), to withhold social or business relations from him, and to deter others from holding such relations; to subject to a boycott.
Boycott (n.) The process, fact, or pressure of boycotting; a combining to withhold or prevent dealing or social intercourse with a tradesman, employer, etc.; social and business interdiction for the purpose of coercion.
Boyhood (n.) The state of being a boy; the time during which one is a boy.
Coached (imp. & p. p.) of Coach
Coachee (n.) A coachman
Coagent (n.) An associate in an act; a coworker.
Coagula (pl. ) of Coagulum
Coaling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coal
Coalery (n.) See Colliery.
Coalite (v. i.) To unite or coalesce.
Coalite (v. t.) To cause to unite or coalesce.
Co-ally (n.) A joint ally.
Coalpit (n.) A pit where coal is dug.
Coalpit (n.) A place where charcoal is made.
Coannex (v. t.) To annex with something else.
Coarsen (v. t.) To make coarse or vulgar; as, to coarsen one's character.
Coasted (imp. & p. p.) of Coast
Coastal (a.) Of or pertaining to a coast.
Coaster (n.) A vessel employed in sailing along a coast, or engaged in the coasting trade.
Coaster (n.) One who sails near the shore.
Coating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coat
Coating (n.) A coat or covering; a layer of any substance, as a cover or protection; as, the coating of a retort or vial.
Coating (n.) Cloth for coats; as, an assortment of coatings.
Coaxing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coax
Cobbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cob
Cobbing (a.) Haughty; purse-proud. See Cob, n., 2.
Cobbled (imp. & p. p.) of Cobble
Cobbler (n.) A mender of shoes.
Cobbler (n.) A clumsy workman.
Cobbler (n.) A beverage. See Sherry cobbler, under Sherry.
Cobiron (n.) An andiron with a knob at the top.
Coboose (n.) See Caboose.
Cobourg (n.) A thin worsted fabric for women's dresses.
Cobswan (n.) A large swan.
Cobwall (n.) A wall made of clay mixed with straw.
Cobwork (a.) Built of logs, etc., laid horizontally, with the ends dovetailed together at the corners, as in a log house; in marine work, often surrounding a central space filled with stones; as, a cobwork dock or breakwater.
Cocagne (n.) An imaginary country of idleness and luxury.
Cocagne (n.) The land of cockneys; cockneydom; -- a term applied to London and its suburbs.
Cocaine (n.) A powerful alkaloid, C17H21NO4, obtained from the leaves of coca. It is a bitter, white, crystal
Cochlea (n.) An appendage of the labyrinth of the internal ear, which is elongated and coiled into a spiral in mammals. See Ear.
Cocking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cock
Cockade (n.) A badge, usually in the form of a rosette, or knot, and generally worn upon the hat; -- used as an indication of military or naval service, or party allegiance, and in England as a part of the livery to indicate that the wearer is the servant of a military or naval officer.
Cockeye (n.) A squinting eye.
Cockeye (n.) The socket in the ball of a millstone, which sits on the cockhead.
Cocking (n.) Cockfighting.
Cockled (imp. & p. p.) of Cockle
Cockled (a.) Inclosed in a shell.
Cockled (a.) Wrinkled; puckered.
Cockler (n.) One who takes and sells cockles.
Cockney (n.) An effeminate person; a spoilt child.
Cockney (n.) A native or resident of the city of London; -- used contemptuously.
Cockney (a.) Of or relating to, or like, cockneys.
Cockpit (n.) A pit, or inclosed area, for cockfights.
Cockpit (n.) The Privy Council room at Westminster; -- so called because built on the site of the cockpit of Whitehall palace.
Cockpit (n.) That part of a war vessel appropriated to the wounded during an engagement.
Cockpit (n.) In yachts and other small vessels, a space lower than the rest of the deck, which affords easy access to the cabin.
Cockshy (n.) A game in which trinkets are set upon sticks, to be thrown at by the players; -- so called from an ancient popular sport which consisted in "shying" or throwing cudgels at live cocks.
Cockshy (n.) An object at which stones are flung.
Coctile (a.) Made by baking, or exposing to heat, as a brick.
Coction (n.) Act of boiling.
Coction (n.) Digestion.
Coction (n.) The change which the humorists believed morbific matter undergoes before elimination.
Codding (a.) Lustful.
Coddled (imp. & p. p.) of Coddle
Codeine (n.) One of the opium alkaloids; a white crystal
Codetta (n.) A short passage connecting two sections, but not forming part of either; a short coda.
Codices (pl. ) of Codex
Codfish (n.) A kind of fish. Same as Cod.
Codical (a.) Relating to a codex, or a code.
Codicil (n.) A clause added to a will.
Codilla (n.) The coarse tow of flax and hemp.
Codille (n.) A term at omber, signifying that the game is won.
Codling (n.) An apple fit to stew or coddle.
Codling (n.) An immature apple.
Codling (n.) A young cod; also, a hake.
Coehorn (n.) A small bronze mortar mounted on a wooden block with handles, and light enough to be carried short distances by two men.
Coeliac (a.) Alt. of Celiac
Coendoo (n.) The Brazilian porcupine (Cercolades, / Sphingurus, prehensiles), remarkable for its prehensile tail.
Coequal (a.) Being on an equality in rank or power.
Coequal (n.) One who is on an equality with another.
Coerced (imp. & p. p.) of Coerce
Coevous (a.) Coeval
Coexist (v. i.) To exist at the same time; -- sometimes followed by with.
Cogging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cog
Cogency (n. Coggery (n.) Trick; deception.
Cognate (a.) Allied by blood; kindred by birth; specifically (Law), related on the mother's side.
Cognate (a.) Of the same or a similar nature; of the same family; proceeding from the same stock or root; allied; kindred; as, a cognate language.
Cognate (n.) One who is related to another on the female side.
Cognate (n.) One of a number of things allied in origin or nature; as, certain letters are cognates.
Cognati (n. pl.) Relatives by the mother's side.
Cognize (v. t.) To know or perceive; to recognize.
Cogware (n.) A coarse, narrow cloth, like frieze, used by the lower classes in the sixteenth century.
Cohabit (v.) To inhabit or reside in company, or in the same place or country.
Cohabit (v.) To dwell or live together as husband and wife.
Cohered (imp. & p. p.) of Cohere
Cohibit (v. t.) To restrain.
Coiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coil
Coining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coin
Coinage (v. t.) The act or process of converting metal into money.
Coinage (v. t.) Coins; the aggregate coin of a time or place.
Coinage (v. t.) The cost or expense of coining money.
Coinage (v. t.) The act or process of fabricating or inventing; formation; fabrication; that which is fabricated or forged.
Coition (n.) A coming together; sexual intercourse; copulation.
Cojuror (n.) One who swears to another's credibility.
Cokenay (n.) A cockney.
Coldish (a.) Somewhat cold; cool; chilly.
Coletit (n.) Alt. of Coaltit
Coaltit (n.) A small European titmouse (Parus ater), so named from its black color; -- called also coalmouse and colemouse.
Colical (a.) Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of, colic.
Colicky (a.) Pertaining to, or troubled with, colic; as, a colicky disorder.
Colitis (n.) An inflammation of the large intestine, esp. of its mucous membrane; colonitis.
Collate (v. t.) To compare critically, as books or manuscripts, in order to note the points of agreement or disagreement.
Collate (v. t.) To gather and place in order, as the sheets of a book for binding.
Collate (v. t.) To present and institute in a benefice, when the person presenting is both the patron and the ordinary; -- followed by to.
Collate (v. t.) To bestow or confer.
Collate (v. i.) To place in a benefice, when the person placing is both the patron and the ordinary.
Collaud (v. t.) To join in praising.
Collect (v. t.) To gather into one body or place; to assemble or bring together; to obtain by gathering.
Collect (v. t.) To demand and obtain payment of, as an account, or other indebtedness; as, to collect taxes.
Collect (v. t.) To infer from observed facts; to conclude from premises.
Collect (v. i.) To assemble together; as, the people collected in a crowd; to accumulate; as, snow collects in banks.
Collect (v. i.) To infer; to conclude.
Collect (v. t.) A short, comprehensive prayer, adapted to a particular day, occasion, or condition, and forming part of a liturgy.
College (n.) A collection, body, or society of persons engaged in common pursuits, or having common duties and interests, and sometimes, by charter, peculiar rights and privileges; as, a college of heralds; a college of electors; a college of bishops.
College (n.) A society of scholars or friends of learning, incorporated for study or instruction, esp. in the higher branches of knowledge; as, the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and many American colleges.
College (n.) A building, or number of buildings, used by a college.
College (n.) Fig.: A community.
Collide (v. i.) To strike or dash against each other; to come into collision; to clash; as, the vessels collided; their interests collided.
Collide (v. t.) To strike or dash against.
Collied (p. & a.) Darkened. See Colly, v. t.
Collier (n.) One engaged in the business of digging mineral coal or making charcoal, or in transporting or dealing in coal.
Collier (n.) A vessel employed in the coal trade.
Colling (v. t.) An embrace; dalliance.
Collish (n.) A tool to polish the edge of a sole.
Colloid (a.) Resembling glue or jelly; characterized by a jellylike appearance; gelatinous; as, colloid tumors.
Colloid (n.) A substance (as albumin, gum, gelatin, etc.) which is of a gelatinous rather than a crystal
Colloid (n.) A gelatinous substance found in colloid degeneration and colloid cancer.
Collude (v. i.) To have secretly a joint part or share in an action; to play into each other's hands; to conspire; to act in concert.
Collied (imp. & p. p.) of Colly
Cologne (n.) A perfumed liquid, composed of alcohol and certain aromatic oils, used in the toilet; -- called also cologne water and eau de cologne.
Colombo (n.) See Calumba.
Colonel (n.) The chief officer of a regiment; an officer ranking next above a lieutenant colonel and next below a brigadier general.
Coloner (n.) A colonist.
Colored (imp. & p. p.) of Color
Colored (a.) Having color; tinged; dyed; painted; stained.
Colored (a.) Specious; plausible; adorned so as to appear well; as, a highly colored description.
Colored (a.) Of some other color than black or white.
Colored (a.) Of some other color than white; specifically applied to negroes or persons having negro blood; as, a colored man; the colored people.
Colored (a.) Of some other color than green.
Colossi (pl. ) of Colossus
Coltish (a.) Like a colt; wanton; frisky.
Coluber (n.) A genus of harmless serpents.
Columba (n.) See Calumba.
Columbo (n.) See Calumba.
Colures (pl. ) of Colure
Combing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Comb
Combine (v. t.) To unite or join; to link closely together; to bring into harmonious union; to cause or unite so as to form a homogeneous substance, as by chemical union.
Combine (v. t.) To bind; to hold by a moral tie.
Combine (v. i.) To form a union; to agree; to coalesce; to confederate.
Combine (v. i.) To unite by affinity or natural attraction; as, two substances, which will not combine of themselves, may be made to combine by the intervention of a third.
Combine (v. i.) In the game of casino, to play a card which will take two or more cards whose aggregate number of pips equals those of the card played.
Combing (n.) The act or process of using a comb or a number of combs; as, the combing of one's hair; the combing of wool.
Combing (n.) That which is caught or collected with a comb, as loose, tangled hair.
Combing (n.) Hair arranged to be worn on the head.
Combing (n.) See Coamings.
Combust (a.) Burnt; consumed.
Combust (a.) So near the sun as to be obscured or eclipsed by his light, as the moon or planets when not more than eight degrees and a half from the sun.
Cometic (a.) Relating to a comet.
Comfort (v. t.) To make strong; to invigorate; to fortify; to corroborate.
Comfort (v. t.) To assist or help; to aid.
Comfort (v. t.) To impart strength and hope to; to encourage; to relieve; to console; to cheer.
Comfort (n.) Assistance; relief; support.
Comfort (n.) Encouragement; solace; consolation in trouble; also, that which affords consolation.
Comfort (n.) A state of quiet enjoyment; freedom from pain, want, or anxiety; also, whatever contributes to such a condition.
Comfort (n.) A wadded bedquilt; a comfortable.
Comfort (n.) Unlawful support, countenance, or encouragement; as, to give aid and comfort to the enemy.
Comfrey (n.) A rough, hairy, perennial plant of several species, of the genus Symphytum.
Comical (a.) Relating to comedy.
Comical (a.) Exciting mirth; droll; laughable; as, a comical story.
Comicry (n.) The power of exciting mirth; comicalness.
Comitia (n. pl.) A public assembly of the Roman people for electing officers or passing laws.
Command (v. t.) To order with authority; to lay injunction upon; to direct; to bid; to charge.
Command (v. t.) To exercise direct authority over; to have control of; to have at one's disposal; to lead.
Command (v. t.) To have within a sphere of control, influence, access, or vision; to dominate by position; to guard; to overlook.
Command (v. t.) To have power or influence of the nature of authority over; to obtain as if by ordering; to receive as a due; to challenge; to claim; as, justice commands the respect and affections of the people; the best goods command the best price.
Command (v. t.) To direct to come; to bestow.
Command (v. i.) To have or to exercise direct authority; to govern; to sway; to influence; to give an order or orders.
Command (v. i.) To have a view, as from a superior position.
Command (n.) An authoritative order requiring obedience; a mandate; an injunction.
Command (n.) The possession or exercise of authority.
Command (n.) Authority; power or right of control; leadership; as, the forces under his command.
Command (n.) Power to dominate, command, or overlook by means of position; scope of vision; survey.
Command (n.) Control; power over something; sway; influence; as, to have command over one's temper or voice; the fort has command of the bridge.
Command (n.) A body of troops, or any naval or military force or post, or the whole territory under the authority or control of a particular officer.
Commark (n.) The frontier of a country; confines.
Commend (v. t.) To commit, intrust, or give in charge for care or preservation.
Commend (v. t.) To recommend as worthy of confidence or regard; to present as worthy of notice or favorable attention.
Commend (v. t.) To mention with approbation; to praise; as, to commend a person or an act.
Commend (v. t.) To mention by way of courtesy, implying remembrance and good will.
Commend (n.) Commendation; praise.
Commend (n.) Compliments; greetings.
Comment (v. i.) To make remarks, observations, or criticism; especially, to write notes on the works of an author, with a view to illustrate his meaning, or to explain particular passages; to write annotations; -- often followed by on or upon.
Comment (v. t.) To comment on.
Comment (n.) A remark, observation, or criticism; gossip; discourse; talk.
Comment (n.) A note or observation intended to explain, illustrate, or criticise the meaning of a writing, book, etc.; explanation; annotation; exposition.
Commode (n.) A kind of headdress formerly worn by ladies, raising the hair and fore part of the cap to a great height.
Commode (n.) A piece of furniture, so named according to temporary fashion
Commode (n.) A chest of drawers or a bureau.
Commode (n.) A night stand with a compartment for holding a chamber vessel.
Commode (n.) A kind of close stool.
Commode (n.) A movable sink or stand for a wash bowl, with closet.
Commons (n. pl.) The mass of the people, as distinguished from the titled classes or nobility; the commonalty; the common people.
Commons (n. pl.) The House of Commons, or lower house of the British Parliament, consisting of representatives elected by the qualified voters of counties, boroughs, and universities.
Commons (n. pl.) Provisions; food; fare, -- as that provided at a common table in colleges and universities.
Commons (n. pl.) A club or association for boarding at a common table, as in a college, the members sharing the expenses equally; as, to board in commons.
Commons (n. pl.) A common; public pasture ground.
Commote (v. t.) To commove; to disturb; to stir up.
Commove (v. t.) To urge; to persuade; to incite.
Commove (v. t.) To put in motion; to disturb; to unsettle.
Commune (v. i.) To converse together with sympathy and confidence; to interchange sentiments or feelings; to take counsel.
Commune (v. i.) To receive the communion; to partake of the eucharist or Lord's supper.
Commune (n.) Communion; sympathetic intercourse or conversation between friends.
Commune (n.) The commonalty; the common people.
Commune (n.) A small territorial district in France under the government of a mayor and municipal council; also, the inhabitants, or the government, of such a district. See Arrondissement.
Commune (n.) Absolute municipal self-government.
Commute (v. t.) To exchange; to put or substitute something else in place of, as a smaller penalty, obligation, or payment, for a greater, or a single thing for an aggregate; hence, to lessen; to diminish; as, to commute a sentence of death to one of imprisonment for life; to commute tithes; to commute charges for fares.
Commute (v. i.) To obtain or bargain for exemption or substitution; to effect a commutation.
Commute (v. i.) To pay, or arrange to pay, in gross instead of part by part; as, to commute for a year's travel over a route.
Compact (p. p. & a) Joined or held together; leagued; confederated.
Compact (p. p. & a) Composed or made; -- with of.
Compact (p. p. & a) Closely or firmly united, as the particles of solid bodies; firm; close; solid; dense.
Compact (p. p. & a) Brief; close; pithy; not diffuse; not verbose; as, a compact discourse.
Compact (v. t.) To thrust, drive, or press closely together; to join firmly; to consolidate; to make close; -- as the parts which compose a body.
Compact (v. t.) To unite or connect firmly, as in a system.
Compact (n.) An agreement between parties; a covenant or contract.
Company (n.) The state of being a companion or companions; the act of accompanying; fellowship; companionship; society; friendly intercourse.
Company (n.) A companion or companions.
Company (n.) An assemblage or association of persons, either permanent or transient.
Company (n.) Guests or visitors, in distinction from the members of a family; as, to invite company to dine.
Company (n.) Society, in general; people assembled for social intercourse.
Company (n.) An association of persons for the purpose of carrying on some enterprise or business; a corporation; a firm; as, the East India Company; an insurance company; a joint-stock company.
Company (n.) Partners in a firm whose names are not mentioned in its style or title; -- often abbreviated in writing; as, Hottinguer & Co.
Company (n.) A subdivision of a regiment of troops under the command of a captain, numbering in the United States (full strength) 100 men.
Company (n.) The crew of a ship, including the officers; as, a whole ship's company.
Company (n.) The body of actors employed in a theater or in the production of a play.
Company (v. t.) To accompany or go with; to be companion to.
Company (v. i.) To associate.
Company (v. i.) To be a gay companion.
Company (v. i.) To have sexual commerce.
Compare (v. t.) To examine the character or qualities of, as of two or more persons or things, for the purpose of discovering their resemblances or differences; to bring into comparison; to regard with discriminating attention.
Compare (v. t.) To represent as similar, for the purpose of illustration; to liken.
Compare (v. t.) To inflect according to the degrees of comparison; to state positive, comparative, and superlative forms of; as, most adjectives of one syllable are compared by affixing "- er" and "-est" to the positive form; as, black, blacker, blackest; those of more than one syllable are usually compared by prefixing "more" and "most", or "less" and "least", to the positive; as, beautiful, more beautiful, most beautiful.
Compare (v. i.) To be like or equal; to admit, or be worthy of, comparison; as, his later work does not compare with his earlier.
Compare (v. i.) To vie; to assume a likeness or equality.
Compare (n.) Comparison.
Compare (n.) Illustration by comparison; simile.
Compare (v. t.) To get; to procure; to obtain; to acquire
Compart (v. t.) To divide; to mark out into parts or subdivisions.
Compass (n.) A passing round; circuit; circuitous course.
Compass (n.) An inclosing limit; boundary; circumference; as, within the compass of an encircling wall.
Compass (n.) An inclosed space; an area; extent.
Compass (n.) Extent; reach; sweep; capacity; sphere; as, the compass of his eye; the compass of imagination.
Compass (n.) Moderate bounds, limits of truth; moderation; due limits; -- used with within.
Compass (n.) The range of notes, or tones, within the capacity of a voice or instrument.
Compass (n.) An instrument for determining directions upon the earth's surface by means of a magnetized bar or needle turning freely upon a pivot and pointing in a northerly and southerly direction.
Compass (n.) A pair of compasses.
Compass (n.) A circle; a continent.
Compass (v. t.) To go about or entirely round; to make the circuit of.
Compass (v. t.) To inclose on all sides; to surround; to encircle; to environ; to invest; to besiege; -- used with about, round, around, and round about.
Compass (v. t.) To reach round; to circumvent; to get within one's power; to obtain; to accomplish.
Compass (v. t.) To curve; to bend into a circular form.
Compass (v. t.) To purpose; to intend; to imagine; to plot.
Compear (v. i.) To appear.
Compear (v. i.) To appear in court personally or by attorney.
Compeer () An equal, as in rank, age, prowess, etc.; a companion; a comrade; a mate.
Compeer (v. t.) To be equal with; to match.
Compeer (v. i.) Alt. of Compeir
Compeir (v. i.) See Compear.
Compend (n.) A compendium; an epitome; a summary.
Compete (v. i.) To contend emulously; to seek or strive for the same thing, position, or reward for which another is striving; to contend in rivalry, as for a prize or in business; as, tradesmen compete with one another.
Compile (v. t.) To put together; to construct; to build.
Compile (v. t.) To contain or comprise.
Compile (v. t.) To put together in a new form out of materials already existing; esp., to put together or compose out of materials from other books or documents.
Compile (v. t.) To write; to compose.
Complex (n.) Composed of two or more parts; composite; not simple; as, a complex being; a complex idea.
Complex (n.) Involving many parts; complicated; intricate.
Complex (n.) Assemblage of related things; collection; complication.
Complin (n.) The last division of the Roman Catholic breviary; the seventh and last of the canonical hours of the Western church; the last prayer of the day, to be said after sunset.
Complot (n.) A plotting together; a confederacy in some evil design; a conspiracy.
Complot (v. t. & i.) To plot or plan together; to conspire; to join in a secret design.
Compone (v. t.) To compose; to settle; to arrange.
Compone (a.) See Compony.
Compony (a.) Alt. of Compone
Compone (a.) Divided into squares of alternate tinctures in a single row; -- said of any bearing; or, in the case of a bearing having curved
Comport (v. i.) To bear or endure; to put up (with); as, to comport with an injury.
Comport (v. i.) To agree; to accord; to suit; -- sometimes followed by with.
Comport (v. t.) To bear; to endure; to brook; to put with.
Comport (v. t.) To carry; to conduct; -- with a reflexive pronoun.
Comport (n.) Manner of acting; behavior; conduct; deportment.
Compose (v. t.) To form by putting together two or more things or parts; to put together; to make up; to fashion.
Compose (v. t.) To form the substance of, or part of the substance of; to constitute.
Compose (v. t.) To construct by mental labor; to design and execute, or put together, in a manner involving the adaptation of forms of expression to ideas, or to the laws of harmony or proportion; as, to compose a sentence, a sermon, a symphony, or a picture.
Compose (v. t.) To dispose in proper form; to reduce to order; to put in proper state or condition; to adjust; to regulate.
Compose (v. t.) To free from agitation or disturbance; to tranquilize; to soothe; to calm; to quiet.
Compose (v. t.) To arrange (types) in a composing stick in order for printing; to set (type).
Compose (v. i.) To come to terms.
Compost (n.) A mixture; a compound.
Compost (n.) A mixture for fertilizing land; esp., a composition of various substances (as muck, mold, lime, and stable manure) thoroughly mingled and decomposed, as in a compost heap.
Compost (v. t.) To manure with compost.
Compost (v. t.) To mingle, as different fertilizing substances, in a mass where they will decompose and form into a compost.
Compote (n.) A preparation of fruit in sirup in such a manner as to preserve its form, either whole, halved, or quartered; as, a compote of pears.
Compter (n.) A counter.
Comptly (adv.) Neatly.
Compute (v. t.) To determine calculation; to reckon; to count.
Compute (n.) Computation.
Comrade (n.) A mate, companion, or associate.
Comtism (n.) Positivism; the positive philosophy. See Positivism.
Comtist (n.) A disciple of Comte; a positivist.
Conning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Con
Conacre (v. t.) To underlet a portion of, for a single crop; -- said of a farm.
Conacre (n.) A system of letting a portion of a farm for a single crop.
Conacre (n.) Also used adjectively; as, the conacre system or principle.
Conatus (n.) A natural tendency inherent in a body to develop itself; an attempt; an effort.
Concave (a.) Hollow and curved or rounded; vaulted; -- said of the interior of a curved surface or
Concave (a.) Hollow; void of contents.
Concave (n.) A hollow; an arched vault; a cavity; a recess.
Concave (n.) A curved sheath or breasting for a revolving cylinder or roll.
Concave (v. t.) To make hollow or concave.
Conceal (v. t.) To hide or withdraw from observation; to cover; to cover or keep from sight; to prevent the discovery of; to withhold knowledge of.
Concede (v. t.) To yield or suffer; to surrender; to grant; as, to concede the point in question.
Concede (v. t.) To grant, as a right or privilege; to make concession of.
Concede (v. t.) To admit to be true; to acknowledge.
Concede (v. i.) To yield or make concession.
Conceit (n.) That which is conceived, imagined, or formed in the mind; idea; thought; image; conception.
Conceit (n.) Faculty of conceiving ideas; mental faculty; apprehension; as, a man of quick conceit.
Conceit (n.) Quickness of apprehension; active imagination; lively fancy.
Conceit (n.) A fanciful, odd, or extravagant notion; a quant fancy; an unnatural or affected conception; a witty thought or turn of expression; a fanciful device; a whim; a quip.
Conceit (n.) An overweening idea of one's self; vanity.
Conceit (n.) Design; pattern.
Conceit (v. t.) To conceive; to imagine.
Conceit (v. i.) To form an idea; to think.
Concent (n.) Concert of voices; concord of sounds; harmony; as, a concent of notes.
Concent (n.) Consistency; accordance.
Concept (n.) An abstract general conception; a notion; a universal.
Concern (v. t.) To relate or belong to; to have reference to or connection with; to affect the interest of; to be of importance to.
Concern (v. t.) To engage by feeling or sentiment; to interest; as, a good prince concerns himself in the happiness of his subjects.
Concern (v. i.) To be of importance.
Concern (n.) That which relates or belongs to one; business; affair.
Concern (n.) That which affects the welfare or happiness; interest; moment.
Concern (n.) Interest in, or care for, any person or thing; regard; solicitude; anxiety.
Concern (n.) Persons connected in business; a firm and its business; as, a banking concern.
Concert (v. t.) To plan together; to settle or adjust by conference, agreement, or consultation.
Concert (v. t.) To plan; to devise; to arrange.
Concert (v. i.) To act in harmony or conjunction; to form combined plans.
Concert (v. t.) Agreement in a design or plan; union formed by mutual communication of opinions and views; accordance in a scheme; harmony; simultaneous action.
Concert (v. t.) Musical accordance or harmony; concord.
Concert (v. t.) A musical entertainment in which several voices or instruments take part.
Conchal (a.) Pertaining to the concha, or external ear; as, the conchal cartilage.
Concise (a.) Expressing much in a few words; condensed; brief and compacted; -- used of style in writing or speaking.
Concite (v. t.) To excite or stir up.
Concoct (v. t.) To digest; to convert into nourishment by the organs of nutrition.
Concoct (v. t.) To purify or refine chemically.
Concoct (v. t.) To prepare from crude materials, as food; to invent or prepare by combining different ingredients; as, to concoct a new dish or beverage.
Concoct (v. t.) To digest in the mind; to devise; to make up; to contrive; to plan; to plot.
Concoct (v. t.) To mature or perfect; to ripen.
Concord (n.) A state of agreement; harmony; union.
Concord (n.) Agreement by stipulation; compact; covenant; treaty or league.
Concord (n.) Agreement of words with one another, in gender, number, person, or case.
Concord (n.) An agreement between the parties to a fine of land in reference to the manner in which it should pass, being an acknowledgment that the land in question belonged to the complainant. See Fine.
Concord (n.) An agreeable combination of tones simultaneously heard; a consonant chord; consonance; harmony.
Concord (n.) A variety of American grape, with large dark blue (almost black) grapes in compact clusters.
Concord (v. i.) To agree; to act together.
Concrew (a.) To grow together.
Concupy (n.) Concupiscence. [Used only in "Troilus and Cressida"]
Concuss (v. t.) To shake or agitate.
Concuss (v. t.) To force (a person) to do something, or give up something, by intimidation; to coerce.
Condemn (v. t.) To pronounce to be wrong; to disapprove of; to censure.
Condemn (v. t.) To declare the guilt of; to make manifest the faults or unworthiness of; to convict of guilt.
Condemn (v. t.) To pronounce a judicial sentence against; to sentence to punishment, suffering, or loss; to doom; -- with to before the penalty.
Condemn (v. t.) To amerce or fine; -- with in before the penalty.
Condemn (v. t.) To adjudge or pronounce to be unfit for use or service; to adjudge or pronounce to be forfeited; as, the ship and her cargo were condemned.
Condemn (v. t.) To doom to be taken for public use, under the right of eminent domain.
Condign (a.) Worthy; suitable; deserving; fit.
Condign (a.) Deserved; adequate; suitable to the fault or crime.
Condite (a.) Preserved; pickled.
Condite (v. t.) To pickle; to preserve; as, to condite pears, quinces, etc.
Condole (v. i.) To express sympathetic sorrow; to grieve in sympathy; -- followed by with.
Condole (v. t.) To lament or grieve over.
Condone (v. t.) To pardon; to forgive.
Condone (v. t.) To pardon; to overlook the offense of; esp., to forgive for a violation of the marriage law; -- said of either the husband or the wife.
Conduce (n.) To lead or tend, esp. with reference to a favorable or desirable result; to contribute; -- usually followed by to or toward.
Conduce (v. t.) To conduct; to lead; to guide.
Conduct (n.) The act or method of conducting; guidance; management.
Conduct (n.) Skillful guidance or management; generalship.
Conduct (n.) Convoy; escort; guard; guide.
Conduct (n.) That which carries or conveys anything; a channel; a conduit; an instrument.
Conduct (n.) The manner of guiding or carrying one's self; personal deportment; mode of action; behavior.
Conduct (n.) Plot; action; construction; manner of development.
Conduct (n.) To lead, or guide; to escort; to attend.
Conduct (n.) To lead, as a commander; to direct; to manage; to carry on; as, to conduct the affairs of a kingdom.
Conduct (n.) To behave; -- with the reflexive; as, he conducted himself well.
Conduct (n.) To serve as a medium for conveying; to transmit, as heat, light, electricity, etc.
Conduct (n.) To direct, as the leader in the performance of a musical composition.
Conduct (v. i.) To act as a conductor (as of heat, electricity, etc.); to carry.
Conduct (v. i.) To conduct one's self; to behave.
Conduit (n.) A pipe, canal, channel, or passage for conveying water or fluid.
Conduit (n.) A structure forming a reservoir for water.
Conduit (n.) A narrow passage for private communication.
Condyle (n.) A bony prominence; particularly, an eminence at the end of a bone bearing a rounded articular surface; -- sometimes applied also to a concave articular surface.
Coneine (n.) See Conine.
Confect (v. t.) To prepare, as sweetmeats; to make a confection of.
Confect (v. t.) To construct; to form; to mingle or mix.
Confect (n.) A comfit; a confection.
Confess (v. t.) To make acknowledgment or avowal in a matter pertaining to one's self; to acknowledge, own, or admit, as a crime, a fault, a debt.
Confess (v. t.) To acknowledge faith in; to profess belief in.
Confess (v. t.) To admit as true; to assent to; to acknowledge, as after a previous doubt, denial, or concealment.
Confess (v. t.) To make known or acknowledge, as one's sins to a priest, in order to receive absolution; -- sometimes followed by the reflexive pronoun.
Confess (v. t.) To hear or receive such confession; -- said of a priest.
Confess (v. t.) To disclose or reveal, as an effect discloses its cause; to prove; to attest.
Confess (v. i.) To make confession; to disclose sins or faults, or the state of the conscience.
Confess (v. i.) To acknowledge; to admit; to concede.
Confide (v. i.) To put faith (in); to repose confidence; to trust; -- usually followed by in; as, the prince confides in his ministers.
Confide (v. t.) To intrust; to give in charge; to commit to one's keeping; -- followed by to.
Confine (v. t.) To restrain within limits; to restrict; to limit; to bound; to shut up; to inclose; to keep close.
Confine (v. i.) To have a common boundary; to border; to lie contiguous; to touch; -- followed by on or with.
Confine (n.) Common boundary; border; limit; -- used chiefly in the plural.
Confine (n.) Apartment; place of restraint; prison.
Confirm (v. t.) To make firm or firmer; to add strength to; to establish; as, health is confirmed by exercise.
Confirm (v. t.) To strengthen in judgment or purpose.
Confirm (v. t.) To give new assurance of the truth of; to render certain; to verify; to corroborate; as, to confirm a rumor.
Confirm (v. t.) To render valid by formal assent; to complete by a necessary sanction; to ratify; as, to confirm the appoinment of an official; the Senate confirms a treaty.
Confirm (v. t.) To administer the rite of confirmation to. See Confirmation, 3.
Conflux (n.) A flowing together; a meeting of currents.
Conflux (n.) A large assemblage; a passing multitude.
Conform (a.) Of the same form; similar in import; conformable.
Conform (v. t.) To shape in accordance with; to make like; to bring into harmony or agreement with; -- usually with to or unto.
Conform (v. i.) To be in accord or harmony; to comply; to be obedient; to submit; -- with to or with.
Conform (v. i.) To comply with the usages of the Established Church; to be a conformist.
Confuse (a.) Mixed; confounded.
Confuse (v. t.) To mix or blend so that things can not be distinguished; to jumble together; to confound; to render indistinct or obscure; as, to confuse accounts; to confuse one's vision.
Confuse (v. t.) To perplex; to disconcert; to abash; to cause to lose self-possession.
Confute (v. t.) To overwhelm by argument; to refute conclusively; to prove or show to be false or defective; to overcome; to silence.
Congeal (v. t.) To change from a fluid to a solid state by cold; to freeze.
Congeal (v. t.) To affect as if by freezing; to check the flow of, or cause to run cold; to chill.
Congeal (v. i.) To grow hard, stiff, or thick, from cold or other causes; to become solid; to freeze; to cease to flow; to run cold; to be chilled.
Congest (v. t. ) To collect or gather into a mass or aggregate; to bring together; to accumulate.
Congest (v. t. ) To cause an overfullness of the blood vessels (esp. the capillaries) of an organ or part.
Congius (n.) A liquid measure containing about three quarts.
Congius (n.) A gallon, or four quarts.
Congree (v. i.) To agree.
Congrue (v. i.) To agree; to be suitable.
Conical (a.) Having the form of, or resembling, a geometrical cone; round and tapering to a point, or gradually lessening in circumference; as, a conic or conical figure; a conical vessel.
Conical (a.) Of or pertaining to a cone; as, conic sections.
Conifer (n.) A tree or shrub bearing cones; one of the order Coniferae, which includes the pine, cypress, and (according to some) the yew.
Coniine (n.) See Conine.
Conisor (n.) See Cognizor.
Conject (n.) To throw together, or to throw.
Conject (v. t.) To conjecture; also, to plan.
Conjoin (v. t.) To join together; to unite.
Conjoin (v. i.) To unite; to join; to league.
Conjure (v. t.) To call on or summon by a sacred name or in solemn manner; to implore earnestly; to adjure.
Conjure (v. i.) To combine together by an oath; to conspire; to confederate.
Conjure (v. t.) To affect or effect by conjuration; to call forth or send away by magic arts; to excite or alter, as if by magic or by the aid of supernatural powers.
Conjure (v. i.) To practice magical arts; to use the tricks of a conjurer; to juggle; to charm.
Conjury (n.) The practice of magic; enchantment.
Connate (a.) Born with another; being of the same birth.
Connate (a.) Congenital; existing from birth.
Connate (a.) Congenitally united; growing from one base, or united at their bases; united into one body; as, connate leaves or athers. See Illust. of Connate-perfoliate.
Connect (v. t.) To join, or fasten together, as by something intervening; to associate; to combine; to unite or link together; to establish a bond or relation between.
Connect (v. t.) To associate (a person or thing, or one's self) with another person, thing, business, or affair.
Connect (v. i.) To join, unite, or cohere; to have a close relation; as, one
Connive (v. i.) To open and close the eyes rapidly; to wink.
Connive (v. i.) To close the eyes upon a fault; to wink (at); to fail or forbear by intention to discover an act; to permit a proceeding, as if not aware of it; -- usually followed by at.
Connive (v. t.) To shut the eyes to; to overlook; to pretend not to see.
Connote (v. t.) To mark along with; to suggest or indicate as additional; to designate by implication; to include in the meaning; to imply.
Connote (v. t.) To imply as an attribute.
Conquer (v. t.) To gain or acquire by force; to take possession of by violent means; to gain dominion over; to subdue by physical means; to reduce; to overcome by force of arms; to cause to yield; to vanquish.
Conquer (v. t.) To subdue or overcome by mental or moral power; to surmount; as, to conquer difficulties, temptation, etc.
Conquer (v. t.) To gain or obtain, overcoming obstacles in the way; to win; as, to conquer freedom; to conquer a peace.
Conquer (v. i.) To gain the victory; to overcome; to prevail.
Consent (v. i.) To agree in opinion or sentiment; to be of the same mind; to accord; to concur.
Consent (v. i.) To indicate or express a willingness; to yield to guidance, persuasion, or necessity; to give assent or approval; to comply.
Consent (v. t.) To grant; to allow; to assent to; to admit.
Consent (n.) Agreement in opinion or sentiment; the being of one mind; accord.
Consent (n.) Correspondence in parts, qualities, or operations; agreement; harmony; coherence.
Consent (n.) Voluntary accordance with, or concurrence in, what is done or proposed by another; acquiescence; compliance; approval; permission.
Consent (n.) Capable, deliberate, and voluntary assent or agreement to, or concurrence in, some act or purpose, implying physical and mental power and free action.
Consent (n.) Sympathy. See Sympathy, 4.
Consign (v. t.) To give, transfer, or deliver, in a formal manner, as if by signing over into the possession of another, or into a different state, with the sense of fixedness in that state, or permanence of possession; as, to consign the body to the grave.
Consign (v. t.) To give in charge; to commit; to intrust.
Consign (v. t.) To send or address (by bill of lading or otherwise) to an agent or correspondent in another place, to be cared for or sold, or for the use of such correspondent; as, to consign a cargo or a ship; to consign goods.
Consign (v. t.) To assign; to devote; to set apart.
Consign (v. t.) To stamp or impress; to affect.
Consign (v. i.) To submit; to surrender or yield one's self.
Consign (v. i.) To yield consent; to agree; to acquiesce.
Consist (v. i.) To stand firm; to be in a fixed or permanent state, as a body composed of parts in union or connection; to hold together; to be; to exist; to subsist; to be supported and maintained.
Consist (v. i.) To be composed or made up; -- followed by of.
Consist (v. i.) To have as its substance or character, or as its foundation; to be; -- followed by in.
Consist (v. i.) To be consistent or harmonious; to be in accordance; -- formerly used absolutely, now followed by with.
Consist (v. i.) To insist; -- followed by on.
Console (v. t.) To cheer in distress or depression; to alleviate the grief and raise the spirits of; to relieve; to comfort; to soothe.
Console (n.) A bracket whose projection is not more than half its height.
Console (n.) Any small bracket; also, a console table.
Consols (n. pl. ) The leading British funded government security.
Consort (n.) One who shares the lot of another; a companion; a partner; especially, a wife or husband.
Consort (n.) A ship keeping company with another.
Consort (n.) Concurrence; conjunction; combination; association; union.
Consort (n.) An assembly or association of persons; a company; a group; a combination.
Consort (n.) Harmony of sounds; concert, as of musical instruments.
Consort (v. i.) To unite or to keep company; to associate; -- used with with.
Consort (v. t.) To unite or join, as in affection, harmony, company, marriage, etc.; to associate.
Consort (v. t.) To attend; to accompany.
Constat (n.) A certificate showing what appears upon record touching a matter in question.
Consult (v. i.) To seek the opinion or advice of another; to take counsel; to deliberate together; to confer.
Consult (v. t.) To ask advice of; to seek the opinion of; to apply to for information or instruction; to refer to; as, to consult a physician; to consult a dictionary.
Consult (v. t.) To have reference to, in judging or acting; to have regard to; to consider; as, to consult one's wishes.
Consult (v. t.) To deliberate upon; to take for.
Consult (v. t.) To bring about by counsel or contrivance; to devise; to contrive.
Consult (n.) The act of consulting or deliberating; consultation; also, the result of consulation; determination; decision.
Consult (n.) A council; a meeting for consultation.
Consult (n.) Agreement; concert
Consume (v. t.) To destroy, as by decomposition, dissipation, waste, or fire; to use up; to expend; to waste; to burn up; to eat up; to devour.
Consume (v. i.) To waste away slowly.
Contact (n.) A close union or junction of bodies; a touching or meeting.
Contact (n.) The property of two curves, or surfaces, which meet, and at the point of meeting have a common direction.
Contact (n.) The plane between two adjacent bodies of dissimilar rock.
Contain (v. t.) To hold within fixed limits; to comprise; to include; to inclose; to hold.
Contain (v. t.) To have capacity for; to be able to hold; to hold; to be equivalent to; as, a bushel contains four pecks.
Contain (v. t.) To put constraint upon; to restrain; to confine; to keep within bounds.
Contain (v. i.) To restrain desire; to live in continence or chastity.
Contemn (v. t.) To view or treat with contempt, as mean and despicable; to reject with disdain; to despise; to scorn.
Contend (v. i.) To strive in opposition; to contest; to dispute; to vie; to quarrel; to fight.
Contend (v. i.) To struggle or exert one's self to obtain or retain possession of, or to defend.
Contend (v. i.) To strive in debate; to engage in discussion; to dispute; to argue.
Contend (v. t.) To struggle for; to contest.
Content (a.) Contained within limits; hence, having the desires limited by that which one has; not disposed to repine or grumble; satisfied; contented; at rest.
Content (n.) That which is contained; the thing or things held by a receptacle or included within specified limits; as, the contents of a cask or bale or of a room; the contents of a book.
Content (n.) Power of containing; capacity; extent; size.
Content (n.) Area or quantity of space or matter contained within certain limits; as, solid contents; superficial contents.
Content (a.) To satisfy the desires of; to make easy in any situation; to appease or quiet; to gratify; to please.
Content (a.) To satisfy the expectations of; to pay; to requite.
Content (n.) Rest or quietness of the mind in one's present condition; freedom from discontent; satisfaction; contentment; moderate happiness.
Content (n.) Acquiescence without examination.
Content (n.) That which contents or satisfies; that which if attained would make one happy.
Content (n.) An expression of assent to a bill or motion; an affirmative vote; also, a member who votes "Content.".
Contest (v. t.) To make a subject of dispute, contention, litigation, or emulation; to contend for; to call in question; to controvert; to oppose; to dispute.
Contest (v. t.) To strive earnestly to hold or maintain; to struggle to defend; as, the troops contested every inch of ground.
Contest (v. t.) To make a subject of litigation; to defend, as a suit; to dispute or resist; as a claim, by course of law; to controvert.
Contest (v. i.) To engage in contention, or emulation; to contend; to strive; to vie; to emulate; -- followed usually by with.
Contest (n.) Earnest dispute; strife in argument; controversy; debate; altercation.
Contest (n.) Earnest struggle for superiority, victory, defense, etc.; competition; emulation; strife in arms; conflict; combat; encounter.
Context (a.) Knit or woven together; close; firm.
Context (n.) The part or parts of something written or printed, as of Scripture, which precede or follow a text or quoted sentence, or are so intimately associated with it as to throw light upon its meaning.
Context (v. t.) To knit or bind together; to unite closely.
Contort (v. t.) To twist, or twist together; to turn awry; to bend; to distort; to wrest.
Contour (n.) The out
Contour (n.) The out
Control (n.) A duplicate book, register, or account, kept to correct or check another account or register; a counter register.
Control (n.) That which serves to check, restrain, or hinder; restraint.
Control (n.) Power or authority to check or restrain; restraining or regulating influence; superintendence; government; as, children should be under parental control.
Control (v. t.) To check by a counter register or duplicate account; to prove by counter statements; to confute.
Control (v. t.) To exercise restraining or governing influence over; to check; to counteract; to restrain; to regulate; to govern; to overpower.
Contuse (v. t.) To beat, pound, or together.
Contuse (v. t.) To bruise; to injure or disorganize a part without breaking the skin.
Conusor (n.) See Cognizor.
Convene (v. i.) To come together; to meet; to unite.
Convene (v. i.) To come together, as in one body or for a public purpose; to meet; to assemble.
Convene (v. t.) To cause to assemble; to call together; to convoke.
Convene (v. t.) To summon judicially to meet or appear.
Convent (v. i.) A coming together; a meeting.
Convent (v. i.) An association or community of recluses devoted to a religious life; a body of monks or nuns.
Convent (v. i.) A house occupied by a community of religious recluses; a monastery or nunnery.
Convent (v. i.) To meet together; to concur.
Convent (v. i.) To be convenient; to serve.
Convent (v. t.) To call before a judge or judicature; to summon; to convene.
Convert (v. t.) To cause to turn; to turn.
Convert (v. t.) To change or turn from one state or condition to another; to alter in form, substance, or quality; to transform; to transmute; as, to convert water into ice.
Convert (v. t.) To change or turn from one belief or course to another, as from one religion to another or from one party or sect to another.
Convert (v. t.) To produce the spiritual change called conversion in (any one); to turn from a bad life to a good one; to change the heart and moral character of (any one) from the controlling power of sin to that of ho
Convert (v. t.) To apply to any use by a diversion from the proper or intended use; to appropriate dishonestly or illegally.
Convert (v. t.) To exchange for some specified equivalent; as, to convert goods into money.
Convert (v. t.) To change (one proposition) into another, so that what was the subject of the first becomes the predicate of the second.
Convert (v. t.) To turn into another language; to translate.
Convert (v. i.) To be turned or changed in character or direction; to undergo a change, physically or morally.
Convert (n.) A person who is converted from one opinion or practice to another; a person who is won over to, or heartily embraces, a creed, religious system, or party, in which he has not previously believed; especially, one who turns from the controlling power of sin to that of ho
Convert (n.) A lay friar or brother, permitted to enter a monastery for the service of the house, but without orders, and not allowed to sing in the choir.
Convict (p.a.) Proved or found guilty; convicted.
Convict (n.) A person proved guilty of a crime alleged against him; one legally convicted or sentenced to punishment for some crime.
Convict (n.) A criminal sentenced to penal servitude.
Convict (v. t.) To prove or find guilty of an offense or crime charged; to pronounce guilty, as by legal decision, or by one's conscience.
Convict (v. t.) To prove or show to be false; to confute; to refute.
Convict (v. t.) To demonstrate by proof or evidence; to prove.
Convict (v. t.) To defeat; to doom to destruction.
Convive (v. i.) To feast together; to be convivial.
Convive (n.) A quest at a banquet.
Convoke (v. t.) To call together; to summon to meet; to assemble by summons.
Cooking (p. pr & vb. n.) of Cook
Cookery (n.) The art or process of preparing food for the table, by dressing, compounding, and the application of heat.
Cookery (n.) A delicacy; a dainty.
Cookies (pl. ) of Cooky
Cooling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cool
Cooling (p.a.) Adapted to cool and refresh; allaying heat.
Coolish (a.) Somewhat cool.
Coolung (n.) The great gray crane of India (Grus cinerea).
Coolies (pl. ) of Coolie
Coontie (n.) A cycadaceous plant of Florida and the West Indies, the Zamia integrifolia, from the stems of which a kind of sago is prepared.
Cooping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coop
Coopery (a.) Relating to a cooper; coopered.
Coopery (n.) The occupation of a cooper.
Coothay (n.) A striped satin made in India.
Copaiba (n.) Alt. of Copaiva
Copaiva (n.) A more or less viscid, yellowish liquid, the bitter oleoresin of several species of Copaifera, a genus of trees growing in South America and the West Indies. It is stimulant and diuretic, and is much used in affections of the mucous membranes; -- called also balsam of copaiba.
Copeman (v. i.) A chapman; a dealer; a merchant.
Copepod (a.) Of or pertaining to the Copepoda.
Copepod (n.) One of the Copepoda.
Copious (a.) Large in quantity or amount; plentiful; abundant; fruitful.
Copland (n.) A piece of ground terminating in a point or acute angle.
Coppery (a.) Mixed with copper; containing copper, or made of copper; like copper.
Coppice (n.) A grove of small growth; a thicket of brushwood; a wood cut at certain times for fuel or other purposes. See Copse.
Coppled (a.) Rising to a point; conical; copped.
Copying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Copy
Copying (a. & n.) From Copy, v.
Copyist (n.) A copier; a transcriber; an imitator; a plagiarist.
Coquina (n.) A soft, whitish, coral-like stone, formed of broken shells and corals, found in the southern United States, and used for roadbeds and for building material, as in the fort at St. Augustine, Florida.
Coracle (n.) A boat made by covering a wicker frame with leather or oilcloth. It was used by the ancient Britons, and is still used by fisherman in Wales and some parts of Ireland. Also, a similar boat used in Thibet and in Egypt.
Coraled (a.) Having coral; covered with coral.
Coranto (n.) A sprightly but somewhat stately dance, now out of fashion.
Corbell (n.) A sculptured basket of flowers; a corbel.
Corbell (n.) Small gabions.
Corbies (pl. ) of Corby
Corcule (n.) The heart of the seed; the embryo or germ.
Cording (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cord
Cordage (n.) Ropes or cords, collectively; hence, anything made of rope or cord, as those parts of the rigging of a ship which consist of ropes.
Cordate (a.) Heart-shaped; as, a cordate leaf.
Cordial (a.) Proceeding from the heart.
Cordial (a.) Hearty; sincere; warm; affectionate.
Cordial (a.) Tending to revive, cheer, or invigorate; giving strength or spirits.
Cordial (n.) Anything that comforts, gladdens, and exhilarates.
Cordial (n.) Any invigorating and stimulating preparation; as, a peppermint cordial.
Cordial (n.) Aromatized and sweetened spirit, used as a beverage; a liqueur.
Corfute (n.) A native or inhabitant of Corfu, an island in the Mediterranean Sea.
Corinne (n.) The common gazelle (Gazella dorcas). See Gazelle.
Corinth (n.) A city of Greece, famed for its luxury and extravagance.
Corinth (n.) A small fruit; a currant.
Corival (n.) A rival; a corrival.
Corival (v. t.) To rival; to pretend to equal.
Corking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cork
Corkage (n.) The charge made by innkeepers for drawing the cork and taking care of bottles of wine bought elsewhere by a guest.
Corning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Corn
Cornage (n.) Anancient tenure of land, which obliged the tenant to give notice of an invasion by blowing a horn.
Corncob (n.) The cob or axis on which the kernels of Indian corn grow.
Corneas (pl. ) of Cornea
Corneal (a.) Pertaining to the cornea.
Cornice (n.) Any horizontal, molded or otherwise decorated projection which crowns or finishes the part to which it is affixed; as, the cornice of an order, pedestal, door, window, or house.
Cornish (a.) Of or pertaining to Cornwall, in England.
Cornish (n.) The dialect, or the people, of Cornwall.
Cornist (n.) A performer on the cornet or horn.
Cornute (a.) Alt. of Cornuted
Cornute (v. t.) To bestow horns upon; to make a cuckold of; to cuckold.
Cornuto (n.) A man that wears the horns; a cuckold.
Corolla (n.) The inner envelope of a flower; the part which surrounds the organs of fructification, consisting of one or more leaves, called petals. It is usually distinguished from the calyx by the fineness of its texture and the gayness of its colors. See the Note under Blossom.
Coronae (pl. ) of Corona
Coronas (pl. ) of Corona
Coronal (a.) Of or pertaining to a corona (in any of the senses).
Coronal (a.) Of or pertaining to a king's crown, or coronation.
Coronal (a.) Of or pertaining to the top of the head or skull.
Coronal (a.) Of or pertaining to the shell of a sea urchin.
Coronal (n.) A crown; wreath; garland.
Coronal (n.) The frontal bone, over which the ancients wore their coronae or garlands.
Coronel (n.) A colonel.
Coronel (n.) The iron head of a tilting spear, divided into two, three, or four blunt points.
Coroner (n.) An officer of the peace whose principal duty is to inquire, with the help of a jury, into the cause of any violent, sudden or mysterious death, or death in prison, usually on sight of the body and at the place where the death occurred.
Coronet (n.) An ornamental or honorary headdress, having the shape and character of a crown; particularly, a crown worn as the mark of high rank lower than sovereignty. The word is used by Shakespeare to denote also a kingly crown.
Coronet (n.) The upper part of a horse's hoof, where the horn terminates in skin.
Coronet (n.) The iron head of a tilting spear; a coronel.
Coronis (n.) In Greek grammar, a sign ['] sometimes placed over a contracted syllable.
Coronis (n.) The curved
Corosso (n.) The name in Central America for the seed of a true palm; also, a commercial name for the true ivory nut. See Ivory nut.
Corpora (pl. ) of Corpus
Corrade (v. t.) To gnaw into; to wear away; to fret; to consume.
Corrade (v. t.) To erode, as the bed of a stream. See Corrosion.
Correct (a.) Set right, or made straight; hence, conformable to truth, rectitude, or propriety, or to a just standard; not faulty or imperfect; free from error; as, correct behavior; correct views.
Correct (v. t.) To make right; to bring to the standard of truth, justice, or propriety; to rectify; as, to correct manners or principles.
Correct (v. t.) To remove or retrench the faults or errors of; to amend; to set right; as, to correct the proof (that is, to mark upon the margin the changes to be made, or to make in the type the changes so marked).
Correct (v. t.) To bring back, or attempt to bring back, to propriety in morals; to reprove or punish for faults or deviations from moral rectitude; to chastise; to discip
Correct (v. t.) To counteract the qualities of one thing by those of another; -- said of whatever is wrong or injurious; as, to correct the acidity of the stomach by alka
Corrode (v. t.) To eat away by degrees; to wear away or diminish by gradually separating or destroying small particles of, as by action of a strong acid or a caustic alkali.
Corrode (v. t.) To consume; to wear away; to prey upon; to impair.
Corrode (v. i.) To have corrosive action; to be subject to corrosion.
Corrump (v. t.) To corrupt. See Corrupt.
Corrupt (a.) Changed from a sound to a putrid state; spoiled; tainted; vitiated; unsound.
Corrupt (a.) Changed from a state of uprightness, correctness, truth, etc., to a worse state; vitiated; depraved; debased; perverted; as, corrupt language; corrupt judges.
Corrupt (a.) Abounding in errors; not genuine or correct; as, the text of the manuscript is corrupt.
Corrupt (v. t.) To change from a sound to a putrid or putrescent state; to make putrid; to putrefy.
Corrupt (v. t.) To change from good to bad; to vitiate; to deprave; to pervert; to debase; to defile.
Corrupt (v. t.) To draw aside from the path of rectitude and duty; as, to corrupt a judge by a bribe.
Corrupt (v. t.) To debase or render impure by alterations or innovations; to falsify; as, to corrupt language; to corrupt the sacred text.
Corrupt (v. t.) To waste, spoil, or consume; to make worthless.
Corrupt (v. i.) To become putrid or tainted; to putrefy; to rot.
Corrupt (v. i.) To become vitiated; to lose putity or goodness.
Corsage (n.) The waist or bodice of a lady's dress; as, a low corsage.
Corsage (n.) a flower or small arrangement of flowers worn by a person as a personal ornament. Typically worn by women on special occasions (as, at a ball or an anniversary celebration), a corsage may be worn pinned to the chest, or tied to the wrist. It is usually larger or more elaborate than a boutonniere.
Corsair (n.) A pirate; one who cruises about without authorization from any government, to seize booty on sea or land.
Corsair (n.) A piratical vessel.
Corslet (n.) A corselet.
Corsned (n.) The morsel of execration; a species of ordeal consisting in the eating of a piece of bread consecrated by imprecation. If the suspected person ate it freely, he was pronounced innocent; but if it stuck in his throat, it was considered as a proof of his guilt.
Cortege (n.) A train of attendants; a procession.
Cortile (n.) An open internal courtyard inclosed by the walls of a large dwelling house or other large and stately building.
Corvine (a.) Of or pertaining to the crow; crowlike.
Cossack (n.) One of a warlike, pastoral people, skillful as horsemen, inhabiting different parts of the Russian empire and furnishing valuable contingents of irregular cavalry to its armies, those of Little Russia and those of the Don forming the principal divisions.
Costing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cost
Costage (n.) Expense; cost.
Costard (n.) An apple, large and round like the head.
Costard (n.) The head; -- used contemptuously.
Costate (a.) Alt. of Costated
Costean (v. i.) To search after lodes. See Costeaning.
Costive (a.) Retaining fecal matter in the bowels; having too slow a motion of the bowels; constipated.
Costive (a.) Reserved; formal; close; cold.
Costive (a.) Dry and hard; impermeable; unyielding.
Costrel (n.) A bottle of leather, earthenware, or wood, having ears by which it was suspended at the side.
Costume (n.) Dress in general; esp., the distinctive style of dress of a people, class, or period.
Costume (n.) Such an arrangement of accessories, as in a picture, statue, poem, or play, as is appropriate to the time, place, or other circumstances represented or described.
Costume (n.) A character dress, used at fancy balls or for dramatic purposes.
Coterie (n.) A set or circle of persons who meet familiarly, as for social, literary, or other purposes; a clique.
Cotgare (n.) Refuse wool.
Cothurn (n.) A buskin anciently used by tragic actors on the stage; hence, tragedy in general.
Cotidal (a.) Marking an equality in the tides; having high tide at the same time.
Cotinga (n.) A bird of the family Cotingidae, including numerous bright-colored South American species; -- called also chatterers.
Cotised (a.) See Cottised.
Cotland (n.) Land appendant to a cot or cottage, or held by a cottager or cotter.
Cottage (n.) A small house; a cot; a hut.
Cottier (n.) In Great Britain and Ireland, a person who hires a small cottage, with or without a plot of land. Cottiers commonly aid in the work of the landlord's farm.
Cottise (n.) A diminutive of the bendlet, containing one half its area or one quarter the area of the bend. When a single cottise is used alone it is often called a cost. See also Couple-close.
Cottoid (a.) Like a fish of the genus Cottus.
Cottoid (n.) A fish belonging to, or resembling, the genus Cottus. See Sculpin.
Cottony (a.) Covered with hairs or pubescence, like cotton; downy; nappy; woolly.
Cottony (a.) Of or pertaining to cotton; resembling cotton in appearance or character; soft, like cotton.
Cottrel (n.) A trammel, or hook to support a pot over a fire.
Couched (imp. & p. p.) of Couch
Couched (a.) Same as Couch/.
Couchee (v. t.) A reception held at the time of going to bed, as by a sovereign or great prince.
Coucher (n.) One who couches.
Coucher (n.) One who couches paper.
Coucher (n.) A factor or agent resident in a country for traffic.
Coucher (n.) The book in which a corporation or other body registers its particular acts.
Coughed (imp. & p. p.) of Cough
Cougher (n.) One who coughs.
Couhage (n.) See Cowhage.
Couloir (n.) A deep gorge; a gully.
Couloir (n.) A dredging machine for excavating canals, etc.
Coulomb (n.) The standard unit of quantity in electrical measurements. It is the quantity of electricity conveyed in one second by the current produced by an electro-motive force of one volt acting in a circuit having a resistance of one ohm, or the quantity transferred by one ampere in one second. Formerly called weber.
Coulter (n.) Same as Colter.
Council (n.) An assembly of men summoned or convened for consultation, deliberation, or advice; as, a council of physicians for consultation in a critical case.
Council (n.) A body of man elected or appointed to constitute an advisory or a legislative assembly; as, a governor's council; a city council.
Council (n.) Act of deliberating; deliberation; consultation.
Counsel (n.) Interchange of opinions; mutual advising; consultation.
Counsel (n.) Examination of consequences; exercise of deliberate judgment; prudence.
Counsel (n.) Result of consultation; advice; instruction.
Counsel (n.) Deliberate purpose; design; intent; scheme; plan.
Counsel (n.) A secret opinion or purpose; a private matter.
Counsel (n.) One who gives advice, especially in legal matters; one professionally engaged in the trial or management of a cause in court; also, collectively, the legal advocates united in the management of a case; as, the defendant has able counsel.
Counsel (v. t.) To give advice to; to advice, admonish, or instruct, as a person.
Counsel (v. t.) To advise or recommend, as an act or course.
Counted (imp. & p. p.) of Count
Counter (adv.) A prefix meaning contrary, opposite, in opposition; as, counteract, counterbalance, countercheck. See Counter, adv. & a.
Counter (v. t.) One who counts, or reckons up; a calculator; a reckoner.
Counter (v. t.) A piece of metal, ivory, wood, or bone, used in reckoning, in keeping account of games, etc.
Counter (v. t.) Money; coin; -- used in contempt.
Counter (v. t.) A prison; either of two prisons formerly in London.
Counter (v. t.) A telltale; a contrivance attached to an engine, printing press, or other machine, for the purpose of counting the revolutions or the pulsations.
Counter (v. t.) A table or board on which money is counted and over which business is transacted; a long, narrow table or bench, on which goods are laid for examination by purchasers, or on which they are weighed or measured.
Counter (adv.) Contrary; in opposition; in an opposite direction; contrariwise; -- used chiefly with run or go.
Counter (adv.) In the wrong way; contrary to the right course; as, a hound that runs counter.
Counter (adv.) At or against the front or face.
Counter (a.) Contrary; opposite; contrasted; opposed; adverse; antagonistic; as, a counter current; a counter revolution; a counter poison; a counter agent; counter fugue.
Counter (adv.) The after part of a vessel's body, from the water
Counter (adv.) Same as Contra. Formerly used to designate any under part which served for contrast to a principal part, but now used as equivalent to counter tenor.
Counter (adv.) The breast, or that part of a horse between the shoulders and under the neck.
Counter (adv.) The back leather or heel part of a boot.
Counter (n.) An encounter.
Counter (v. i.) To return a blow while receiving one, as in boxing.
Countor (v. t.) An advocate or professional pleader; one who counted for his client, that is, orally pleaded his cause.
Country (adv.) A tract of land; a region; the territory of an independent nation; (as distinguished from any other region, and with a personal pronoun) the region of one's birth, permanent residence, or citizenship.
Country (adv.) Rural regions, as opposed to a city or town.
Country (adv.) The inhabitants or people of a state or a region; the populace; the public. Hence: (a) One's constituents. (b) The whole body of the electors of state; as, to dissolve Parliament and appeal to the country.
Country (adv.) A jury, as representing the citizens of a country.
Country (adv.) The inhabitants of the district from which a jury is drawn.
Country (adv.) The rock through which a vein runs.
Country (a.) Pertaining to the regions remote from a city; rural; rustic; as, a country life; a country town; the country party, as opposed to city.
Country (a.) Destitute of refinement; rude; unpolished; rustic; not urbane; as, country manners.
Country (a.) Pertaining, or peculiar, to one's own country.
Coupled (imp. & p. p.) of Couple
Coupler (n.) One who couples; that which couples, as a link, ring, or shackle, to connect cars.
Couplet (n.) Two taken together; a pair or couple; especially two
Coupure (n.) A passage cut through the glacis to facilitate sallies by the besieged.
Courage (n.) The heart; spirit; temper; disposition.
Courage (n.) Heart; inclination; desire; will.
Courage (n.) That quality of mind which enables one to encounter danger and difficulties with firmness, or without fear, or fainting of heart; valor; boldness; resolution.
Courant (a.) Represented as running; -- said of a beast borne in a coat of arms.
Courant (p. pr.) A piece of music in triple time; also, a lively dance; a coranto.
Courant (p. pr.) A circulating gazette of news; a newspaper.
Courche (n.) A square piece of
Courier (n.) A messenger sent with haste to convey letters or dispatches, usually on public business.
Courier (n.) An attendant on travelers, whose business it is to make arrangements for their convenience at hotels and on the way.
Courlan (n.) A South American bird, of the genus Aramus, allied to the rails.
Coursed (imp. & p. p.) of Course
Coursed (a.) Hunted; as, a coursed hare.
Coursed (a.) Arranged in courses; as, coursed masonry.
Courser (n.) One who courses or hunts.
Courser (n.) A swift or spirited horse; a racer or a war horse; a charger.
Courser (n.) A grallatorial bird of Europe (Cursorius cursor), remarkable for its speed in running. Sometimes, in a wider sense, applied to running birds of the Ostrich family.
Coursey (n.) A space in the galley; a part of the hatches.
Courted (imp. & p. p.) of Court
Courter (n.) One who courts; one who plays the lover, or who solicits in marriage; one who flatters and cajoles.
Courtly (a.) Relating or belonging to a court.
Courtly (a.) Elegant; polite; courtlike; flattering.
Courtly (a.) Disposed to favor the great; favoring the policy or party of the court; obsequious.
Courtly (adv.) In the manner of courts; politely; gracefully; elegantly.
Couteau (n.) A knife; a dagger.
Couvade (n.) A custom, among certain barbarous tribes, that when a woman gives birth to a child her husband takes to his bed, as if ill.
Covered (imp. & p. p.) of Cover
Covered (a.) Under cover; screened; sheltered; not exposed; hidden.
Coverer (n.) One who, or that which, covers.
Covered (imp. & p. p.) of Covet
Coveter (n.) One who covets.
Cowbane (n.) A poisonous umbelliferous plant; in England, the Cicuta virosa; in the United States, the Cicuta maculata and the Archemora rigida. See Water hemlock.
Cowbird (n.) The cow blackbird (Molothrus ater), an American starling. Like the European cuckoo, it builds no nest, but lays its eggs in the nests of other birds; -- so called because frequently associated with cattle.
Cowered (imp. & p. p.) of Cower
Cowfish (n.) The grampus.
Cowfish (n.) A California dolphin (Tursiops Gillii).
Cowfish (n.) A marine plectognath fish (Ostracoin quadricorne, and allied species), having two projections, like horns, in front; -- called also cuckold, coffer fish, trunkfish.
Cowhage (n.) A leguminous climbing plant of the genus Mucuna, having crooked pods covered with sharp hairs, which stick to the fingers, causing intolerable itching. The spiculae are sometimes used in medicine as a mechanical vermifuge.
Cowherd (n.) One whose occupation is to tend cows.
Cowhide (n.) The hide of a cow.
Cowhide (n.) Leather made of the hide of a cow.
Cowhide (n.) A coarse whip made of untanned leather.
Cowhide (v. t.) To flog with a cowhide.
Cowitch (n.) See Cowhage.
Cowlick (n.) A tuft of hair turned up or awry (usually over the forehead), as if licked by a cow.
Cowlike (a.) Resembling a cow.
Cowpock (n.) See Cowpox.
Cowries (pl. ) of Cowry
Cowslip (n.) A common flower in England (Primula veris) having yellow blossoms and appearing in early spring. It is often cultivated in the United States.
Cowslip (n.) In the United States, the marsh marigold (Caltha palustris), appearing in wet places in early spring and often used as a pot herb. It is nearer to a buttercup than to a true cowslip. See Illust. of Marsh marigold.
Cowweed (n.) Same as Cow parsley.
Coxalgy (n.) Pain in the hip.
Coxcomb (n.) A strip of red cloth notched like the comb of a cock, which licensed jesters formerly wore in their caps.
Coxcomb (n.) The cap itself.
Coxcomb (n.) The top of the head, or the head itself
Coxcomb (n.) A vain, showy fellow; a conceited, silly man, fond of display; a superficial pretender to knowledge or accomplishments; a fop.
Coxcomb (n.) A name given to several plants of different genera, but particularly to Celosia cristata, or garden cockscomb. Same as Cockscomb.
Coyness (n.) The quality of being coy; feigned o/ bashful unwillingness to become familiar; reserve.
Cozened (imp. & p. p.) of Cozen
Cozener (n.) One who cheats or defrauds.
Docetae (n. pl.) Ancient heretics who held that Christ's body was merely a phantom or appearance.
Docetic (a.) Pertaining to, held by, or like, the Docetae.
Docible (a.) Easily taught or managed; teachable.
Docking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dock
Dockage (n.) A charge for the use of a dock.
Docquet (n. & v.) See Docket.
Doddart (n.) A game much like hockey, played in an open field; also, the, bent stick for playing the game.
Dodging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dodge
Dodgery (n.) trickery; artifice.
Doeglic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, the doegling; as, doeglic acid (Chem.), an oily substance resembling oleic acid.
Doeskin (n.) The skin of the doe.
Doeskin (n.) A firm woolen cloth with a smooth, soft surface like a doe's skin; -- made for men's wear.
Doffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Doff
Dogging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dog
Dogbane (n.) A small genus of perennial herbaceous plants, with poisonous milky juice, bearing slender pods pods in pairs.
Dog bee () A male or drone bee.
Dogbolt (n.) The bolt of the cap-square over the trunnion of a cannon.
Dogcart (n.) A light one-horse carriage, commonly two-wheeled, patterned after a cart. The original dogcarts used in England by sportsmen had a box at the back for carrying dogs.
Dog day () Alt. of Dogday
Dogdraw (n.) The act of drawing after, or pursuing, deer with a dog.
Dogeate (n.) Dogate.
Dogfish (n.) A small shark, of many species, of the genera Mustelus, Scyllium, Spinax, etc.
Dogfish (n.) The bowfin (Amia calva). See Bowfin.
Dogfish (n.) The burbot of Lake Erie.
Dog-fox (n.) A male fox. See the Note under Dog, n., 6.
Dog-fox (n.) The Arctic or blue fox; -- a name also applied to species of the genus Cynalopex.
Doggish (a.) Like a dog; having the bad qualities of a dog; churlish; growling; brutal.
Doggrel (a. & n.) Same as Doggerel.
Doghole (n.) A place fit only for dogs; a vile, mean habitation or apartment.
Dogmata (pl. ) of Dogma
Dogship (n.) The character, or individuality, of a dog.
Dogsick (a.) Sick as a dog sometimes is very sick.
Dogskin (n.) The skin of a dog, or leather made of the skin. Also used adjectively.
Dogvane (n.) A small vane of bunting, feathers, or any other light material, carried at the masthead to indicate the direction of the wind.
Dogwood (n.) The Cornus, a genus of large shrubs or small trees, the wood of which is exceedingly hard, and serviceable for many purposes.
Dohtren (n. pl.) Daughters.
Doitkin (n.) A very small coin; a doit.
Dolabra (n.) A rude ancient ax or hatchet, seen in museums.
Dolcino (n.) Alt. of Dulcino
Dulcino (n.) A small bassoon, formerly much used.
Doleful (a.) Full of dole or grief; expressing or exciting sorrow; sorrowful; sad; dismal.
Dolente (a. & adv.) Plaintively. See Doloroso.
Dollman (n.) See Dolman.
Dollies (pl. ) of Dolly
Dolphin (n.) A cetacean of the genus Delphinus and allied genera (esp. D. delphis); the true dolphin.
Dolphin (n.) The Coryphaena hippuris, a fish of about five feet in length, celebrated for its surprising changes of color when dying. It is the fish commonly known as the dolphin. See Coryphaenoid.
Dolphin (n.) A mass of iron or lead hung from the yardarm, in readiness to be dropped on the deck of an enemy's vessel.
Dolphin (n.) A kind of wreath or strap of plaited cordage.
Dolphin (n.) A spar or buoy held by an anchor and furnished with a ring to which ships may fasten their cables.
Dolphin (n.) A mooring post on a wharf or beach.
Dolphin (n.) A permanent fender around a heavy boat just below the gunwale.
Dolphin (n.) In old ordnance, one of the handles above the trunnions by which the gun was lifted.
Dolphin (n.) A small constellation between Aquila and Pegasus. See Delphinus, n., 2.
Doltish (a.) Doltlike; dull in intellect; stupid; blockish; as, a doltish clown.
Domable (a.) Capable of being tamed; tamable.
Domical (a.) Relating to, or shaped like, a dome.
Dominie (n.) A schoolmaster; a pedagogue.
Dominie (n.) A clergyman. See Domine, 1.
Dominos (pl. ) of Domino
Dominus (n.) Master; sir; -- a title of respect formerly applied to a knight or a clergyman, and sometimes to the lord of a manor.
Donning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Don
Donable (a.) Capable of being donated or given.
Donated (imp. & p. p.) of Donate
Donator (n.) One who makes a gift; a donor; a giver.
Donkeys (pl. ) of Donkey
Donnism (n) Self-importance; loftiness of carriage.
Donship (n.) The quality or rank of a don, gentleman, or knight.
Doolies (pl. ) of Dooly
Dooming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Doom
Doomage (n.) A penalty or fine for neglect.
Doomful (a.) Full of condemnation or destructive power.
Dooring (n.) The frame of a door.
Doorway (n.) The passage of a door; entrance way into a house or a room.
Dorhawk (n.) The European goatsucker; -- so called because it eats the dor beetle. See Goatsucker.
Dormant (a.) Sleeping; as, a dormant animal; hence, not in action or exercise; quiescent; at rest; in abeyance; not disclosed, asserted, or insisted on; as, dormant passions; dormant claims or titles.
Dormant (a.) In a sleeping posture; as, a lion dormant; -- distinguished from couchant.
Dormant (a.) A large beam in the roof of a house upon which portions of the other timbers rest or " sleep."
Dormice (pl. ) of Dormouse
Dornick (n.) Alt. of Dornock
Dornock (n.) A coarse sort of damask, originally made at Tournay (in Flemish, Doornick), Belgium, and used for hangings, carpets, etc. Also, a stout figured
Dorrfly (n.) See 1st Dor.
Dorsale (n.) Same as Dorsal, n.
Dortour (n.) Alt. of Dorture
Dorture (n.) A dormitory.
Dotting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dot
Dottard (n.) An old, decayed tree.
Dottrel (n.) See Dotterel.
Doubled (imp. & p. p.) of Double
Doubler (n.) One who, or that which, doubles.
Doubler (n.) An instrument for augmenting a very small quantity of electricity, so as to render it manifest by sparks or the electroscope.
Doublet (a.) Two of the same kind; a pair; a couple.
Doublet (a.) A word or words unintentionally doubled or set up a second time.
Doublet (a.) A close-fitting garment for men, covering the body from the neck to the waist or a little below. It was worn in Western Europe from the 15th to the 17th century.
Doublet (a.) A counterfeit gem, composed of two pieces of crystal, with a color them, and thus giving the appearance of a naturally colored gem. Also, a piece of paste or glass covered by a veneer of real stone.
Doublet (a.) An arrangement of two lenses for a microscope, designed to correct spherical aberration and chromatic dispersion, thus rendering the image of an object more clear and distinct.
Doublet (a.) Two dice, each of which, when thrown, has the same number of spots on the face lying uppermost; as, to throw doublets.
Doublet (a.) A game somewhat like backgammon.
Doublet (a.) One of two or more words in the same language derived by different courses from the same original from; as, crypt and grot are doublets; also, guard and ward; yard and garden; abridge and abbreviate, etc.
Dou/ted (imp. & p. p.) of Doubt
Doubter (n.) One who doubts; one whose opinion is unsettled; one who scruples.
Douceur (n.) Gentleness and sweetness of manner; agreeableness.
Douceur (n.) A gift for service done or to be done; an honorarium; a present; sometimes, a bribe.
Doucine (n.) Same as Cyma/recta, under Cyma.
Doucker (v. t.) A grebe or diver; -- applied also to the golden-eye, pochard, scoter, and other ducks.
Doughty (superl.) Able; strong; valiant; redoubtable; as, a doughty hero.
Dousing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Douse
Dovecot (n.) Alt. of Dovecote
Dovekie (n.) A guillemot (Uria grylle), of the arctic regions. Also applied to the little auk or sea dove. See under Dove.
Dovelet (n.) A young or small dove.
Dowable (v. t.) Capable of being endowed; entitled to dower.
Dowager (n.) A widow endowed, or having a jointure; a widow who either enjoys a dower from her deceased husband, or has property of her own brought by her to her husband on marriage, and settled on her after his decease.
Dowager (n.) A title given in England to a widow, to distinguish her from the wife of her husband's heir bearing the same name; -- chiefly applied to widows of personages of rank.
Dowdies (pl. ) of Dowdy
Doweled (imp. & p. p.) of Dowel
Dowered (p. a.) Furnished with, or as with, dower or a marriage portion.
Downing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Down
Dowress (n.) A woman entitled to dower.
Dowries (pl. ) of Dowry
Dozenth (a.) Twelfth.
Dozzled (a.) Stupid; heavy.
Eophyte (n.) A fossil plant which is found in the lowest beds of the Silurian age.
Eozoons (pl. ) of Eozoon
Foaling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Foal
Foaming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Foam
Fobbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fob
Focuses (pl. ) of Focus
Focused (imp. & p. p.) of Focus
Fodient (a.) Fitted for, or pertaining to, digging.
Fodient (n.) One of the Fodientia.
Foehood (n.) Enmity.
Fogging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fog
Fog'ger (n.) One who fogs; a pettifogger.
Foggily (adv.) In a foggy manner; obscurely.
Fogless (a.) Without fog; clear.
Fogyism (n.) The principles and conduct of a fogy.
Foiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Foil
Foiling (n.) A foil.
Foiling (n.) The track of game (as deer) in the grass.
Foinery (n.) Thrusting with the foil; fencing with the point, as distinguished from broadsword play.
Foisted (imp. & p. p.) of Foist
Foister (n.) One who foists something surreptitiously; a falsifier.
Folding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fold
Foldage (n.) See Faldage.
Folding (n.) The act of making a fold or folds; also, a fold; a doubling; a plication.
Folding (n.) The keepig of sheep in inclosures on arable land, etc.
Foliage (n.) Leaves, collectively, as produced or arranged by nature; leafage; as, a tree or forest of beautiful foliage.
Foliage (n.) A cluster of leaves, flowers, and branches; especially, the representation of leaves, flowers, and branches, in architecture, intended to ornament and enrich capitals, friezes, pediments, etc.
Foliage (v. t.) To adorn with foliage or the imitation of foliage; to form into the representation of leaves.
Foliate (a.) Furnished with leaves; leafy; as, a foliate stalk.
Foliate (v. t.) To beat into a leaf, or thin plate.
Foliate (v. t.) To spread over with a thin coat of tin and quicksilver; as, to foliate a looking-glass.
Foliole (n.) One of the distinct parts of a compound leaf; a leaflet.
Foliose (a.) Having many leaves; leafy.
Folious (a.) Like a leaf; thin; unsubstantial.
Folious (a.) Foliose.
Foliums (pl. ) of Folium
Follies (pl. ) of Folly
Fomites (pl. ) of Fomes
Fondled (imp. & p. p.) of Fondle
Fondler (n.) One who fondles.
Foodful (a.) Full of food; supplying food; fruitful; fertile.
Fooling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fool
Foolahs (n. pl.) Same as Fulahs.
Foolery (n.) The practice of folly; the behavior of a fool; absurdity.
Foolery (n.) An act of folly or weakness; a foolish practice; something absurd or nonsensical.
Foolify (v. t.) To make a fool of; to befool.
Foolish (a.) Marked with, or exhibiting, folly; void of understanding; weak in intellect; without judgment or discretion; silly; unwise.
Foolish (a.) Such as a fool would do; proceeding from weakness of mind or sil
Foolish (a.) Absurd; ridiculous; despicable; contemptible.
Footing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Foot
Footboy (n.) A page; an attendant in livery; a lackey.
Foothot (adv.) Hastily; immediately; instantly; on the spot; hotfloot.
Footing (n.) Ground for the foot; place for the foot to rest on; firm foundation to stand on.
Footing (n.) Standing; position; established place; basis for operation; permanent settlement; foothold.
Footing (n.) Relative condition; state.
Footing (n.) Tread; step; especially, measured tread.
Footing (n.) The act of adding up a column of figures; the amount or sum total of such a column.
Footing (n.) The act of putting a foot to anything; also, that which is added as a foot; as, the footing of a stocking.
Footing (n.) A narrow cotton lace, without figures.
Footing (n.) The finer refuse part of whale blubber, not wholly deprived of oil.
Footing (n.) The thickened or sloping portion of a wall, or of an embankment at its foot.
Footmen (pl. ) of Footman
Footman (n.) A soldier who marches and fights on foot; a foot soldier.
Footman (n.) A man in waiting; a male servant whose duties are to attend the door, the carriage, the table, etc.
Footman (n.) Formerly, a servant who ran in front of his master's carriage; a runner.
Footman (n.) A metallic stand with four feet, for keeping anything warm before a fire.
Footman (n.) A moth of the family Lithosidae; -- so called from its livery-like colors.
Footpad (n.) A highwayman or robber on foot.
Footway (n.) A passage for pedestrians only.
Fopling (n.) A petty fop.
Foppery (n.) The behavior, dress, or other indication of a fop; coxcombry; affectation of show; showy folly.
Foppery (n.) Folly; foolery.
Foppish (a.) Foplike; characteristic of a top in dress or manners; making an ostentatious display of gay clothing; affected in manners.
Foraged (imp. & p. p.) of Forage
Forager (n.) One who forages.
Foramen (n.) A small opening, perforation, or orifice; a fenestra.
Forayer (n.) One who makes or joins in a foray.
Forbade () imp. of Forbid.
Forbear (n.) An ancestor; a forefather; -- usually in the plural.
Forbore (imp.) of Forbear
Forbare () of Forbear
Forbear (v. i.) To refrain from proceeding; to pause; to delay.
Forbear (v. i.) To refuse; to dec
Forbear (v. i.) To control one's self when provoked.
Forbear (v. t.) To keep away from; to avoid; to abstain from; to give up; as, to forbear the use of a word of doubdtful propriety.
Forbear (v. t.) To treat with consideration or indulgence.
Forbear (v. t.) To cease from bearing.
Forbade (imp.) of Forbid
Forbore () imp. of Forbear.
Forcing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Force
Forceps (n.) A pair of pinchers, or tongs; an instrument for grasping, holding firmly, or exerting traction upon, bodies which it would be inconvenient or impracticable to seize with the fingers, especially one for delicate operations, as those of watchmakers, surgeons, accoucheurs, dentists, etc.
Forceps (n.) The caudal forceps-shaped appendage of earwigs and some other insects. See Earwig.
Forcing (n.) The accomplishing of any purpose violently, precipitately, prematurely, or with unusual expedition.
Forcing (n.) The art of raising plants, flowers, and fruits at an earlier season than the natural one, as in a hitbed or by the use of artificial heat.
Fording (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ford
Fordone (a.) Undone; ruined.
Forearm (v. t.) To arm or prepare for attack or resistance before the time of need.
Forearm (n.) That part of the arm or fore limb between the elbow and wrist; the antibrachium.
Foregut (n.) The anterior part of the alimentary canal, from the mouth to the intestine, o/ to the entrance of the bile duct.
Forehew (v. t.) To hew or cut in front.
Foreign (a.) Outside; extraneous; separated; alien; as, a foreign country; a foreign government.
Foreign (a.) Not native or belonging to a certain country; born in or belonging to another country, nation, sovereignty, or locality; as, a foreign language; foreign fruits.
Foreign (a.) Remote; distant; strange; not belonging; not connected; not pertaining or pertient; not appropriate; not harmonious; not agreeable; not congenial; -- with to or from; as, foreign to the purpose; foreign to one's nature.
Foreign (a.) Held at a distance; excluded; exiled.
Forelay (v. t.) To lay down beforehand.
Forelay (v. t.) To waylay. See Forlay.
Forelet (v. t.) See Forlet.
Forelie (v. i.) To lie in front of.
Foremen (pl. ) of Foreman
Foreman (n.) The first or chief man
Foreman (n.) The chief man of a jury, who acts as their speaker.
Foreman (n.) The chief of a set of hands employed in a shop, or on works of any kind, who superintends the rest; an overseer.
Foreran () imp. of Forerun.
Forerun (v. t.) To turn before; to precede; to be in advance of (something following).
Forerun (v. t.) To come before as an earnest of something to follow; to introduce as a harbinger; to announce.
Foresay (v. t.) To foretell.
Foresee (v. t.) To see beforehand; to have prescience of; to foreknow.
Foresee (v. t.) To provide.
Foresee (v. i.) To have or exercise foresight.
Foretop (n.) The hair on the forepart of the head; esp., a tuft or lock of hair which hangs over the forehead, as of a horse.
Foretop (n.) That part of a headdress that is in front; the top of a periwig.
Foretop (n.) The platform at the head of the foremast.
Forever (adv.) Through eternity; through endless ages, eternally.
Forever (adv.) At all times; always.
Forewit (n.) A leader, or would-be leader, in matters of knowledge or taste.
Forewit (n.) Foresight; prudence.
Forewot (pres. indic. sing., 1st & 3d pers.) of Forewite
Forewot () pres. indic., 1st & 3d pers. sing. of Forewite.
Forfeit (n.) Injury; wrong; mischief.
Forfeit (n.) A thing forfeit or forfeited; what is or may be taken from one in requital of a misdeed committed; that which is lost, or the right to which is alienated, by a crime, offense, neglect of duty, or breach of contract; hence, a fine; a mulct; a penalty; as, he who murders pays the forfeit of his life.
Forfeit (n.) Something deposited and redeemable by a sportive fine; -- whence the game of forfeits.
Forfeit (n.) Lost or alienated for an offense or crime; liable to penal seizure.
Forfeit (n.) To lose, or lose the right to, by some error, fault, offense, or crime; to render one's self by misdeed liable to be deprived of; to alienate the right to possess, by some neglect or crime; as, to forfeit an estate by treason; to forfeit reputation by a breach of promise; -- with to before the one acquiring what is forfeited.
Forfeit (v. i.) To be guilty of a misdeed; to be criminal; to transgress.
Forfeit (v. i.) To fail to keep an obligation.
Forfeit (p. p. / a.) In the condition of being forfeited; subject to alienation.
Forfend (v. t.) To prohibit; to forbid; to avert.
Forfete (v. i.) To incur a penalty; to transgress.
Forgave () imp. of Forgive.
Forging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forge
Forgery (n.) The act of forging metal into shape.
Forgery (n.) The act of forging, fabricating, or producing falsely; esp., the crime of fraudulently making or altering a writing or signature purporting to be made by another; the false making or material alteration of or addition to a written instrument for the purpose of deceit and fraud; as, the forgery of a bond.
Forgery (n.) That which is forged, fabricated, falsely devised, or counterfeited.
Forging (n.) The act of shaping metal by hammering or pressing.
Forging (n.) The act of counterfeiting.
Forging (n.) A piece of forged work in metal; -- a general name for a piece of hammered iron or steel.
Forgave (imp.) of Forgive
Forgive (v. t.) To give wholly; to make over without reservation; to resign.
Forgive (v. t.) To give up resentment or claim to requital on account of (an offense or wrong); to remit the penalty of; to pardon; -- said in reference to the act forgiven.
Forgive (v. t.) To cease to feel resentment against, on account of wrong committed; to give up claim to requital from or retribution upon (an offender); to absolve; to pardon; -- said of the person offending.
Forwent (imp.) of Forgo
Forgone (p. p.) of Forgo
Forhall (v. t.) To harass; to torment; to distress.
Forhend (v. t.) To seize upon.
Forking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fork
Forlaft () p. p. of Forleave.
Forlend (v. t.) To give up wholly.
Forlore (p. p.) of Forlese
Forlorn () of Forlese
Forlese (v. t.) To lose utterly.
Forlore () imp. pl. & p. p. of Forlese.
Forlorn (v. t.) Deserted; abandoned; lost.
Forlorn (v. t.) Destitute; helpless; in pitiful plight; wretched; miserable; almost hopeless; desperate.
Forlorn (n.) A lost, forsaken, or solitary person.
Forlorn (n.) A forlorn hope; a vanguard.
Forming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Form
Formate (n.) A salt of formic acid.
Formell (n.) The female of a hawk or falcon.
Formful (a.) Creative; imaginative.
Formica (n.) A Linnaean genus of hymenopterous insects, including the common ants. See Ant.
Forming (n.) The act or process of giving form or shape to anything; as, in shipbuilding, the exact shaping of partially shaped timbers.
Formula (n.) A prescribed or set form; an established rule; a fixed or conventional method in which anything is to be done, arranged, or said.
Formula (n.) A written confession of faith; a formal statement of foctrines.
Formula (n.) A rule or principle expressed in algebraic language; as, the binominal formula.
Formula (n.) A prescription or recipe for the preparation of a medicinal compound.
Formula (n.) A symbolic expression (by means of letters, figures, etc.) of the constituents or constitution of a compound.
Formule (n.) A set or prescribed model; a formula.
Forpass (v. t. & i.) To pass by or along; to pass over.
Forpine (v. t.) To waste away completely by suffering or torment.
Forrill (n.) Lambskin parchment; vellum; forel.
Forsook (imp.) of Forsake
Forsake (v. t.) To quit or leave entirely; to desert; to abandon; to depart or withdraw from; to leave; as, false friends and flatterers forsake us in adversity.
Forsake (v. t.) To renounce; to reject; to refuse.
Forslow (v. t.) To delay; to hinder; to neglect; to put off.
Forslow (v. i.) To loiter.
Forster (n.) A forester.
Forswat (a.) Spent with heat; covered with sweat.
Forthby (adv.) See Forby.
Forties (n. pl.) See Forty.
Fortify (v. t.) To add strength to; to strengthen; to confirm; to furnish with power to resist attack.
Fortify (v. t.) To strengthen and secure by forts or batteries, or by surrounding with a wall or ditch or other military works; to render defensible against an attack by hostile forces.
Fortify (v. i.) To raise defensive works.
Fortlet (n.) A little fort.
Fortune (n.) The arrival of something in a sudden or unexpected manner; chance; accident; luck; hap; also, the personified or deified power regarded as determining human success, apportioning happiness and unhappiness, and distributing arbitrarily or fortuitously the lots of life.
Fortune (n.) That which befalls or is to befall one; lot in life, or event in any particular undertaking; fate; destiny; as, to tell one's fortune.
Fortune (n.) That which comes as the result of an undertaking or of a course of action; good or ill success; especially, favorable issue; happy event; success; prosperity as reached partly by chance and partly by effort.
Fortune (n.) Wealth; large possessions; large estate; riches; as, a gentleman of fortune.
Fortune (n.) To make fortunate; to give either good or bad fortune to.
Fortune (n.) To provide with a fortune.
Fortune (n.) To presage; to tell the fortune of.
Fortune (v. i.) To fall out; to happen.
Forties (pl. ) of Forty
Forward (n.) An agreement; a covenant; a promise.
Forward (adv.) Alt. of Forwards
Forward (a.) Near, or at the fore part; in advance of something else; as, the forward gun in a ship, or the forward ship in a fleet.
Forward (a.) Ready; prompt; strongly inc
Forward (a.) Ardent; eager; earnest; in an ill sense, less reserved or modest than is proper; bold; confident; as, the boy is too forward for his years.
Forward (a.) Advanced beyond the usual degree; advanced for season; as, the grass is forward, or forward for the season; we have a forward spring.
Forward (v. t.) To help onward; to advance; to promote; to accelerate; to quicken; to hasten; as, to forward the growth of a plant; to forward one in improvement.
Forward (v. t.) To send forward; to send toward the place of destination; to transmit; as, to forward a letter.
Forweep (v. i.) To weep much.
Forwete (v. t.) See Forewite.
Forworn (a.) Much worn.
Forwrap (v. t.) To wrap up; to conceal.
Foryete (v. t.) To forget.
Fossane (n.) A species of civet (Viverra fossa) resembling the genet.
Fougade (n.) Alt. of Fougasse
Fouling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Foul
Foulard (n.) A thin, washable material of silk, or silk and cotton, originally imported from India, but now also made elsewhere.
Foulder (v. i.) To flash, as lightning; to lighten; to gleam; to thunder.
Foumart (a.) The European polecat; -- called also European ferret, and fitchew. See Polecat.
Founded (imp. & p. p.) of Found
Founded (imp. & p. p.) of Found
Founder (n.) One who founds, establishes, and erects; one who lays a foundation; an author; one from whom anything originates; one who endows.
Founder (n.) One who founds; one who casts metals in various forms; a caster; as, a founder of cannon, bells, hardware, or types.
Founder (v. i.) To become filled with water, and sink, as a ship.
Founder (v. i.) To fall; to stumble and go lame, as a horse.
Founder (v. i.) To fail; to miscarry.
Founder (v. t.) To cause internal inflammation and soreness in the feet or limbs of (a horse), so as to disable or lame him.
Founder (n.) A lameness in the foot of a horse, occasioned by inflammation; closh.
Founder (n.) An inflammatory fever of the body, or acute rheumatism; as, chest founder. See Chest ffounder.
Foundry (n.) The act, process, or art of casting metals.
Foundry (n.) The buildings and works for casting metals.
Fourche (a.) Having the ends forked or branched, and the ends of the branches terminating abruptly as if cut off; -- said of an ordinary, especially of a cross.
Fourgon (n.) An ammunition wagon.
Fourgon (n.) A French baggage wagon.
Foveate (a.) Having pits or depressions; pitted.
Foveola (n.) A small depression or pit; a fovea.
Fovilla (n.) One of the fine granules contained in the protoplasm of a pollen grain.
Fowling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fowl
Fracted (a.) Having a part displaced, as if broken; -- said of an ordinary.
Foxfish (n.) The fox shark; -- called also sea fox. See Thrasher shark, under Shark.
Foxfish (n.) The european dragonet. See Dragonet.
Foxlike (a.) Resembling a fox in his characteristic qualities; cunning; artful; foxy.
Foxship (n.) Foxiness; craftiness.
Foxtail (n.) The tail or brush of a fox.
Foxtail (n.) The name of several kinds of grass having a soft dense head of flowers, mostly the species of Alopecurus and Setaria.
Foxtail (n.) The last cinders obtained in the fining process.
Goading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Goad
Goarish (a.) Patched; mean.
Goatish (a.) Characteristic of a goat; goatlike.
Gobbing (n.) The refuse thrown back into the excavation after removing the coal. It is called also gob stuff.
Gobbing (n.) The process of packing with waste rock; stowing.
Gobbled (imp. & p. p.) of Gobble
Gobbler (n.) A turkey cock; a bubbling Jock.
Gobelin (a.) Pertaining to tapestry produced in the so-called Gobelin works, which have been maintained by the French Government since 1667.
Gobioid (a.) Like, or pertaining to, the goby, or the genus Gobius.
Gobioid (n.) A gobioid fish.
Goddess (n.) A female god; a divinity, or deity, of the female sex.
Goddess (n.) A woman of superior charms or excellence.
Godhead (n.) Godship; deity; divinity; divine nature or essence; godhood.
Godhead (n.) The Deity; God; the Supreme Being.
Godhead (n.) A god or goddess; a divinity.
Godhood (n.) Divine nature or essence; deity; godhead.
Godless (a.) Having, or acknowledging, no God; without reverence for God; impious; wicked.
Godlike (a.) Resembling or befitting a god or God; divine; hence, preeminently good; as, godlike virtue.
Godlily (adv.) Righteously.
Godling (n.) A diminutive god.
Godroon (n.) An ornament produced by notching or carving a rounded molding.
Godsend (n.) Something sent by God; an unexpected acquisiton or piece of good fortune.
Godship (n.) The rank or character of a god; deity; divinity; a god or goddess.
Godward (adv.) Toward God.
Goeland (n.) A white tropical tern (Cygis candida).
Goggled (imp. & p. p.) of Goggle
Goggled (a.) Prominent; staring, as the eye.
Goggler (n.) A carangoid oceanic fish (Trachurops crumenophthalmus), having very large and prominent eyes; -- called also goggle-eye, big-eyed scad, and cicharra.
Goitred (a.) Affected with goiter.
Goldcup (n.) The cuckoobud.
Golding (n.) A conspicuous yellow flower, commonly the corn marigold (Chrysanthemum segetum).
Goldney (n.) See Gilthead.
Goldtit (n.) See Verdin.
Goliard (n.) A buffoon in the Middle Ages, who attended rich men's tables to make sport for the guests by ribald stories and songs.
Goloshe (n.) See Galoche.
Gonakie (n.) An African timber tree (Acacia Adansonii).
Gondola (n.) A long, narrow boat with a high prow and stern, used in the canals of Venice. A gondola is usually propelled by one or two oarsmen who stand facing the prow, or by poling. A gondola for passengers has a small open cabin amidships, for their protection against the sun or rain. A sumptuary law of Venice required that gondolas should be painted black, and they are customarily so painted now.
Gondola (n.) A flat-bottomed boat for freight.
Gondola (n.) A long platform car, either having no sides or with very low sides, used on railroads.
Gonidia (pl. ) of Gonidium
Gonimia (n. pl.) Bluish green granules which occur in certain lichens, as Collema, Peltigera, etc., and which replace the more usual gonidia.
Good-by (n. / interj.) Alt. of Good-bye
Goodish (a.) Rather good than the contrary; not actually bad; tolerable.
Goodman (n.) A familiar appellation of civility, equivalent to "My friend", "Good sir", "Mister;" -- sometimes used ironically.
Goodman (n.) A husband; the master of a house or family; -- often used in speaking familiarly.
Goodies (pl. ) of Goody
Goodies (pl. ) of Goody
Goosery (n.) A place for keeping geese.
Goosery (n.) The characteristics or actions of a goose; sil
Goosish (a.) Like a goose; foolish.
Goracco (n.) A paste prepared from tobacco, and smoked in hookahs in Western India.
Gorcock (n.) The moor cock, or red grouse. See Grouse.
Gorcrow (n.) The carrion crow; -- called also gercrow.
Gordian (a.) Pertaining to Gordius, king of Phrygia, or to a knot tied by him; hence, intricate; complicated; inextricable.
Gordian (a.) Pertaining to the Gordiacea.
Gordian (n.) One of the Gordiacea.
Gordius (n.) A genus of long, slender, nematoid worms, parasitic in insects until near maturity, when they leave the insect, and live in water, in which they deposit their eggs; -- called also hair eel, hairworm, and hair snake, from the absurd, but common and widely diffused, notion that they are metamorphosed horsehairs.
Gorging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gorge
Gorilla (n.) A large, arboreal, anthropoid ape of West Africa. It is larger than a man, and is remarkable for its massive skeleton and powerful muscles, which give it enormous strength. In some respects its anatomy, more than that of any other ape, except the chimpanzee, resembles that of man.
Gormand (n.) A greedy or ravenous eater; a luxurious feeder; a gourmand.
Gormand (a.) Gluttonous; voracious.
Goshawk (n.) Any large hawk of the genus Astur, of which many species and varieties are known. The European (Astur palumbarius) and the American (A. atricapillus) are the best known species. They are noted for their powerful flight, activity, and courage. The Australian goshawk (A. Novae-Hollandiae) is pure white.
Gosherd (n.) One who takes care of geese.
Gosling (n.) A young or unfledged goose.
Gosling (n.) A catkin on nut trees and pines.
Gossipy (a.) Full of, or given to, gossip.
Gossoon (n.) A boy; a servant.
Gothite (n.) Alt. of Goethite
Gouache (n.) A method of painting with opaque colors, which have been ground in water and mingled with a preparation of gum; also, a picture thus painted.
Goudron (n.) a small fascine or fagot, steeped in wax, pitch, and glue, used in various ways, as for igniting buildings or works, or to light ditches and ramparts.
Gouging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bouge
Goujere (n.) The venereal disease.
Gouland (n.) See Golding.
Gourami (n.) A very largo East Indian freshwater fish (Osphromenus gorami), extensively reared in artificial ponds in tropical countries, and highly valued as a food fish. Many unsuccessful efforts have been made to introduce it into Southern Europe.
Gourmet (n.) A connoisseur in eating and drinking; an epicure.
Gournet (n.) A fish. See Gurnet.
Goutily (adv.) In a gouty manner.
Gownman (n.) One whose professional habit is a gown, as a divine or lawyer, and particularly a member of an English university; hence, a civilian, in distinction from a soldier.
Gozzard (n.) See Gosherd.
Hoarded (imp. & p. p.) of Hoard
Hoarder (n.) One who hoards.
Hoarsen (v. t.) To make hoarse.
Hoatzin (n.) Same as Hoazin.
Hoaxing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hoax
Hobanob (v. i.) Alt. of Hobandnob
Hobbism (n.) The philosophical system of Thomas Hobbes, an English materialist (1588-1679); esp., his political theory that the most perfect form of civil government is an absolute monarchy with despotic control over everything relating to law, morals, and religion.
Hobbist (n.) One who accepts the doctrines of Thomas Hobbes.
Hobbled (imp. & p. p.) of Hobble
Hobbler (n.) One who hobbles.
Hobbler (n.) One who by his tenure was to maintain a horse for military service; a kind of light horseman in the Middle Ages who was mounted on a hobby.
Hobbies (pl. ) of Hobby
Hobiler (n.) A light horseman. See 2d Hobbler.
Hobnail (n.) A short, sharp-pointed, large-headed nail, -- used in shoeing houses and for studding the soles of heavy shoes.
Hobnail (n.) A clownish person; a rustic.
Hobnail (v. t.) To tread down roughly, as with hobnailed shoes.
Hockday (n.) A holiday commemorating the expulsion of the Danes, formerly observed on the second Tuesday after Easter; -- called also hocktide.
Hockled (imp. & p. p.) of Hockle
Hodiern (a.) Alt. of Hodiernal
Hoecake (n.) A cake of Indian meal, water, and salt, baked before the fire or in the ashes; -- so called because often cooked on a hoe.
Hogging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hog
Hogback (n.) An upward curve or very obtuse angle in the upper surface of any member, as of a timber laid horizontally; -- the opposite of camber.
Hogback (n.) See Hogframe.
Hogback (n.) A ridge formed by tilted strata; hence, any ridge with a sharp summit, and steeply sloping sides.
Hogcote (n.) A shed for swine; a sty.
Hogfish (n.) A large West Indian and Florida food fish (Lachnolaemus).
Hogfish (n.) The pigfish or sailor's choice.
Hogfish (n.) An American fresh-water fish; the log perch.
Hogfish (n.) A large, red, spiny-headed, European marine fish (Scorpaena scrofa).
Hoggery (n.) Hoggish character or manners; selfishness; greed; beast
Hogging (n.) Drooping at the ends; arching;-in distinction from sagging.
Hoggish (a.) Swinish; gluttonous; filthy; selfish.
Hogherd (n.) A swineherd.
Hogskin (n.) Leather tanned from a hog's skin. Also used adjectively.
Hogwash (n.) Swill.
Hogweed (n.) A common weed (Ambrosia artemisiaege). See Ambrosia, 3.
Hogweed (n.) In England, the Heracleum Sphondylium.
Hoisted (imp. & p. p.) of Hoist
Hokeday (n.) Same as Hockday.
Holding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hold
Holding (n.) The act or state of sustaining, grasping, or retaining.
Holding (n.) A tenure; a farm or other estate held of another.
Holding (n.) That which holds, binds, or influences.
Holding (n.) The burden or chorus of a song.
Holibut (n.) See Halibut.
Holidam (n.) See Halidom.
Holiday (n.) A consecrated day; religious anniversary; a day set apart in honor of some person, or in commemoration of some event. See Holyday.
Holiday (n.) A day of exemption from labor; a day of amusement and gayety; a festival day.
Holiday (n.) A day fixed by law for suspension of business; a legal holiday.
Holiday (a.) Of or pertaining to a festival; cheerful; joyous; gay.
Holiday (a.) Occurring rarely; adapted for a special occasion.
Hollaed (imp. & p. p.) of Holla
Holland (n.) A kind of
Holloed (imp. & p. p.) of Hollo
Holmium (n.) A rare element said to be contained in gadolinite.
Holster (n.) A leather case for a pistol, carried by a horseman at the bow of his saddle.
Holyday (n.) A religious festival.
Holyday (n.) A secular festival; a holiday.
Homaged (imp. & p. p.) of Homage
Homager (n.) One who does homage, or holds land of another by homage; a vassal.
Homarus (n.) A genus of decapod Crustacea, including the common lobsters.
Homelyn (n.) The European sand ray (Raia maculata); -- called also home, mirror ray, and rough ray.
Homeric (a.) Of or pertaining to Homer, the most famous of Greek poets; resembling the poetry of Homer.
Hommock (n.) A small eminence of a conical form, of land or of ice; a knoll; a hillock. See Hummock.
Homonym (n.) A word having the same sound as another, but differing from it in meaning; as the noun bear and the verb bear.
Honesty (a.) Honor; honorableness; dignity; propriety; suitableness; decency.
Honesty (a.) The quality or state of being honest; probity; fairness and straightforwardness of conduct, speech, etc.; integrity; sincerity; truthfulness; freedom from fraud or guile.
Honesty (a.) Chastity; modesty.
Honesty (a.) Satin flower; the name of two cruciferous herbs having large flat pods, the round shining partitions of which are more beautiful than the blossom; -- called also lunary and moonwort. Lunaria biennis is common honesty; L. rediva is perennial honesty.
Honeyed (imp. & p. p.) of Honey
Honeyed (a.) Covered with honey.
Honeyed (a.) Sweet, as, honeyed words.
Honored (imp. & p. p.) of Honor
Honorer (n.) One who honors.
Hooding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hood
Hoodcap (n.) See Hooded seal, under Hooded.
Hoodlum (n.) A young rowdy; a rough, lawless fellow.
Hoodman (n.) The person blindfolded in the game called hoodman-blind.
Hooking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hook
Hooklet (n.) A little hook.
Hoolock (n.) A small black gibbon (Hylobates hoolock), found in the mountains of Assam.
Hooping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hoop
Hoosier (n.) A nickname given to an inhabitant of the State of Indiana.
Hooting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hoot
Hopping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hop
Hopbine (n.) Alt. of Hopbind
Hopbind (n.) The climbing stem of the hop.
Hopeful (a.) Full of hope, or agreeable expectation; inc
Hopeful (a.) Having qualities which excite hope; affording promise of good or of success; as, a hopeful youth; a hopeful prospect.
Hopeite (n.) A hydrous phosphate of zinc in transparent prismatic crystals.
Hoplite (n.) A heavy-armed infantry soldier.
Hopping (n.) The act of one who, or that which, hops; a jumping, frisking, or dancing.
Hopping (n.) A gathering of hops.
Hoppled (imp. & p. p.) of Hopple
Hopyard (n.) A field where hops are raised.
Hordeic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, barley; as, hordeic acid, an acid identical or isomeric with lauric acid.
Hordein (n.) A peculiar starchy matter contained in barley. It is complex mixture.
Hordock (n.) An unidentified plant mentioned by Shakespeare, perhaps equivalent to burdock.
Horizon (n.) The circle which bounds that part of the earth's surface visible to a spectator from a given point; the apparent junction of the earth and sky.
Horizon (n.) A plane passing through the eye of the spectator and at right angles to the vertical at a given place; a plane tangent to the earth's surface at that place; called distinctively the sensible horizon.
Horizon (n.) A plane parallel to the sensible horizon of a place, and passing through the earth's center; -- called also rational / celestial horizon.
Horizon (n.) The unbroken
Horizon (n.) The epoch or time during which a deposit was made.
Horizon (n.) The chief horizontal
Hornbug (n.) A large nocturnal beetle of the genus Lucanus (as L. capreolus, and L. dama), having long, curved upper jaws, resembling a sickle. The grubs are found in the trunks of old trees.
Hornify (v. t.) To horn; to cuckold.
Horning (n.) Appearance of the moon when increasing, or in the form of a crescent.
Hornish (a.) Somewhat like horn; hard.
Hornito (n.) A low, oven-shaped mound, common in volcanic regions, and emitting smoke and vapors from its sides and summit.
Hornowl (n.) See Horned Owl.
Horrent (a.) Standing erect, as bristles; covered with bristling points; bristled; bristling.
Horrify (v. t.) To cause to feel horror; to strike or impress with horror; as, the sight horrified the beholders.
Horsing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Horse
Hosanna (n.) A Hebrew exclamation of praise to the Lord, or an invocation of blessings.
Hosiery (n.) The business of a hosier.
Hosiery (n.) Stockings, in general; goods knit or woven like hose.
Hospice (n.) A convent or monastery which is also a place of refuge or entertainment for travelers on some difficult road or pass, as in the Alps; as, the Hospice of the Great St. Bernard.
Hostage (n.) A person given as a pledge or security for the performance of the conditions of a treaty or stipulations of any kind, on the performance of which the person is to be released.
Hostess (n.) A female host; a woman who hospitably entertains guests at her house.
Hostess (n.) A woman who entertains guests for compensation; a female innkeeper.
Hostile (a.) Belonging or appropriate to an enemy; showing the disposition of an enemy; showing ill will and malevolence, or a desire to thwart and injure; occupied by an enemy or enemies; inimical; unfriendly; as, a hostile force; hostile intentions; a hostile country; hostile to a sudden change.
Hostile (n.) An enemy; esp., an American Indian in arms against the whites; -- commonly in the plural.
Hosting (n.) An encounter; a battle.
Hosting (n.) A muster or review.
Hostler (n.) An innkeeper. [Obs.] See Hosteler.
Hostler (n.) The person who has the care of horses at an inn or stable; hence, any one who takes care of horses; a groom; -- so called because the innkeeper formerly attended to this duty in person.
Hostler (n.) The person who takes charge of a locomotive when it is left by the engineer after a trip.
Hotfoot (adv.) In haste; foothot.
Hotness (n.) The quality or state of being hot.
Hotness (n.) Heat or excitement of mind or manner; violence; vehemence; impetuousity; ardor; fury.
Hotspur (n.) A rash, hot-headed man.
Hotspur (a.) Alt. of Hotspurred
Houghed (imp. & p. p.) of Hough
Hounded (imp. & p. p.) of Hound
Housage (n.) A fee for keeping goods in a house.
Housing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of House
Housing (n.) The act of putting or receiving under shelter; the state of dwelling in a habitation.
Housing (n.) That which shelters or covers; houses, taken collectively.
Housing (n.) The space taken out of one solid, to admit the insertion of part of another, as the end of one timber in the side of another.
Housing (n.) A niche for a statue.
Housing (n.) A frame or support for holding something in place, as journal boxes, etc.
Housing (n.) That portion of a mast or bowsprit which is beneath the deck or within the vessel.
Housing (n.) A covering or protection, as an awning over the deck of a ship when laid up.
Housing (n.) A house
Housing (n.) A cover or cloth for a horse's saddle, as an ornamental or military appendage; a saddlecloth; a horse cloth; in plural, trappings.
Housing (n.) An appendage to the hames or collar of a harness.
Hoveled (imp. & p. p.) of Hovel
Hoveler (n.) One who assists in saving life and property from a wreck; a coast boatman.
Hovered (imp. & p. p.) of Hover
Hoverer (n.) A device in an incubator for protecting the young chickens and keeping them warm.
Howadji (n.) A traveler.
Howadji (n.) A merchant; -- so called in the East because merchants were formerly the chief travelers.
Howbeit (conj.) Be it as it may; nevertheless; notwithstanding; although; albeit; yet; but; however.
However (adv.) In whetever manner, way, or degree.
However (adv.) At all events; at least; in any case.
However (conj.) Nevertheless; notwithstanding; yet; still; though; as, I shall not oppose your design; I can not, however, approve of it.
Howling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Howl
Iodized (imp. & p. p.) of Iodize
Iodizer (n.) One who, or that which, iodizes.
Ioduret (n.) Iodide.
Io moth () A large and handsome American moth (Hyperchiria Io), having a large, bright-colored spot on each hind wing, resembling the spots on the tail of a peacock. The larva is covered with prickly hairs, which sting like nettles.
Jobbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Job
Jobbery (n.) The act or practice of jobbing.
Jobbery (n.) Underhand management; official corruption; as, municipal jobbery.
Jobbing (a.) Doing chance work or add jobs; as, a jobbing carpenter.
Jobbing (a.) Using opportunities of public service for private gain; as, a jobbing politician.
Jockeys (pl. ) of Jockey
Jocular (a.) Given to jesting; jocose; as, a jocular person.
Jocular (a.) Sportive; merry.
Jogging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jog
Jogging (n.) The act of giving a jog or jogs; traveling at a jog.
Joggled (imp. & p. p.) of Joggle
Joining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Join
Joinant (a.) Adjoining.
Joinder (v. t.) The act of joining; a putting together; conjunction.
Joinder (v. t.) A joining of parties as plaintiffs or defendants in a suit.
Joinder (v. t.) Acceptance of an issue tendered in law or fact.
Joinder (v. t.) A joining of causes of action or defense in civil suits or criminal prosecutions.
Joinery (n.) The art, or trade, of a joiner; the work of a joiner.
Jointed (imp. & p. p.) of Joint
Jointed (a.) Having joints; articulated; full of nodes; knotty; as, a jointed doll; jointed structure.
Jointer (n.) One who, or that which, joints.
Jointer (n.) A plane for smoothing the surfaces of pieces which are to be accurately joined
Jointer (n.) The longest plane used by a joiner.
Jointer (n.) A long stationary plane, for plaining the edges of barrel staves.
Jointer (n.) A bent piece of iron inserted to strengthen the joints of a wall.
Jointer (n.) A tool for pointing the joints in brickwork.
Jointly (adv.) In a joint manner; together; unitedly; in concert; not separately.
Joisted (imp. & p. p.) of Joist
Jollily (adv.) In a jolly manner.
Jollity (n.) Noisy mirth; gayety; merriment; festivity; boisterous enjoyment.
Jongler (n.) In the Middle Ages, a court attendant or other person who, for hire, recited or sang verses, usually of his own composition. See Troubadour.
Jongler (n.) A juggler; a conjuror. See Juggler.
Jonquil (n.) Alt. of Jonquille
Jostled (imp. & p. p.) of Jostle
Jotting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jot
Jounced (imp. & p. p.) of Jounce
Journal (a.) Daily; diurnal.
Journal (a.) A diary; an account of daily transactions and events.
Journal (a.) A book of accounts, in which is entered a condensed and grouped statement of the daily transactions.
Journal (a.) A daily register of the ship's course and distance, the winds, weather, incidents of the voyage, etc.
Journal (a.) The record of daily proceedings, kept by the clerk.
Journal (a.) A newspaper published daily; by extension, a weekly newspaper or any periodical publication, giving an account of passing events, the proceedings and memoirs of societies, etc.
Journal (a.) That which has occurred in a day; a day's work or travel; a day's journey.
Journal (a.) That portion of a rotating piece, as a shaft, axle, spindle, etc., which turns in a bearing or box. See Illust. of Axle box.
Journey (n.) The travel or work of a day.
Journey (n.) Travel or passage from one place to another; hence, figuratively, a passage through life.
Journey (v. i.) To travel from place to place; to go from home to a distance.
Journey (v. t.) To traverse; to travel over or through.
Jouster (n.) One who jousts or tilts.
Joyancy (n.) Joyance.
Joyless (a.) Not having joy; not causing joy; unenjoyable.
Joysome (a.) Causing joyfulness.
Koklass (n.) Any pheasant of the genus Pucrasia. The birds of this genus inhabit India and China, and are distinguished by having a long central and two lateral crests on the head. Called also pucras.
Komenic (a.) Of or pertaining to, or designating, an acid derived from meconic acid.
Kookoom (n.) The oryx or gemsbok.
Kotowed (imp. & p. p.) of Kotow
Koumiss (n.) An intoxicating fermented or distilled liquor originally made by the Tartars from mare's or camel's milk. It can be obtained from any kind of milk, and is now largely made in Europe.
Loading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Load
Loading (n.) The act of putting a load on or into.
Loading (n.) A load; cargo; burden.
Loafing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Loaf
Loaming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Loam
Loaning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Loan
Loaning (n.) An open space between cultivated fields through which cattle are driven, and where the cows are sometimes milked; also, a lane.
Loathed (imp. & p. p.) of Loathe
Loather (n.) One who loathes.
Loathly (a.) Loathsome.
Loathly (adv.) Unwillingly; reluctantly.
Loathly (adv.) (/) So as to cause loathing.
Lobbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lob
Lobated (a.) Consisting of, or having, lobes; lobed; as, a lobate leaf.
Lobated (a.) Having lobes; -- said of the tails of certain fishes having the integument continued to the bases of the fin rays.
Lobated (a.) Furnished with membranous flaps, as the toes of a coot. See Illust. (m) under Aves.
Lobbish (a.) Like a lob; consisting of lobs.
Lobbies (pl. ) of Lobby
Lobbied (imp. & p. p.) of Lobby
Lobcock (n.) A dull, sluggish person; a lubber; a lob.
Lobelet (n.) A small lobe; a lobule.
Lobelia (n.) A genus of plants, including a great number of species. Lobelia inflata, or Indian tobacco, is an annual plant of North America, whose leaves contain a poisonous white viscid juice, of an acrid taste. It has often been used in medicine as an emetic, expectorant, etc. L. cardinalis is the cardinal flower, remarkable for the deep and vivid red color of its flowers.
Lobelin (n.) A yellowish green resin from Lobelia, used as an emetic and diaphoretic.
Lobiped (a.) Having lobate toes, as a coot.
Lobster (n.) Any large macrurous crustacean used as food, esp. those of the genus Homarus; as the American lobster (H. Americanus), and the European lobster (H. vulgaris). The Norwegian lobster (Nephrops Norvegicus) is similar in form. All these have a pair of large unequal claws. The spiny lobsters of more southern waters, belonging to Palinurus, Panulirus, and allied genera, have no large claws. The fresh-water crayfishes are sometimes called lobsters.
Lobular (a.) Like a lobule; pertaining to a lobule or lobules.
Lobworm (n.) The lugworm.
Locally (adv.) With respect to place; in place; as, to be locally separated or distant.
Located (imp. & p. p.) of Locate
Locator (n.) One who locates, or is entitled to locate, land or a mining claim.
Lochage (n.) An officer who commanded a company; a captain.
Lochial (a.) Of or pertaining to the lochia.
Locking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lock
Lockage (n.) Materials for locks in a canal, or the works forming a lock or locks.
Lockage (n.) Toll paid for passing the locks of a canal.
Lockage (n.) Amount of elevation and descent made by the locks of a canal.
Lockjaw (n.) A contraction of the muscles of the jaw by which its motion is suspended; a variety of tetanus.
Lockman (n.) A public executioner.
Lockout (n.) The closing of a factory or workshop by an employer, usually in order to bring the workmen to satisfactory terms by a suspension of wages.
Lockram (n.) A kind of
Locular (a.) Of or relating to the cell or compartment of an ovary, etc.; in composition, having cells; as trilocular.
Loculus (n.) One of the spaces between the septa in the Anthozoa.
Loculus (n.) One of the compartments of a several-celled ovary; loculament.
Locusta (n.) The spikelet or flower cluster of grasses.
Lodging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lodge
Lodging (n.) The act of one who, or that which, lodges.
Lodging (n.) A place of rest, or of temporary habitation; esp., a sleeping apartment; -- often in the plural with a singular meaning.
Lodging (n.) Abiding place; harbor; cover.
Loftily (adv.) In a lofty manner or position; haughtily.
Logging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Log
Logcock (n.) The pileated woodpecker.
Logging (n.) The business of felling trees, cutting them into logs, and transporting the logs to sawmills or to market.
Logical (a.) Of or pertaining to logic; used in logic; as, logical subtilties.
Logical (a.) According to the rules of logic; as, a logical argument or inference; the reasoning is logical.
Logical (a.) Skilled in logic; versed in the art of thinking and reasoning; as, he is a logical thinker.
Logroll (v. i. & t.) To engage in logrolling; to accomplish by logrolling.
Logwood (n.) The heartwood of a tree (Haematoxylon Campechianum), a native of South America, It is a red, heavy wood, containing a crystal
Lokorys (n.) Liquorice.
Lolling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Loll
Lollard (n.) One of a sect of early reformers in Germany.
Lollard (n.) One of the followers of Wyclif in England.
Lombard (a.) Of or pertaining to Lombardy, or the inhabitants of Lombardy.
Lombard (n.) A native or inhabitant of Lombardy.
Lombard (n.) A money lender or banker; -- so called because the business of banking was first carried on in London by Lombards.
Lombard (n.) Same as Lombard-house.
Lombard (n.) A form of cannon formerly in use.
Lompish (a.) Lumpish.
Longing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Long
Longbow (n.) The ordinary bow, not mounted on a stock; -- so called in distinction from the crossbow when both were used as weapons of war. Also, sometimes, such a bow of about the height of a man, as distinguished from a much shorter one.
Longing (n.) An eager desire; a craving; a morbid appetite; an earnest wish; an aspiration.
Longish (a.) Somewhat long; moderately long.
Loobily (a.) Loobylike; awkward.
Loobily (adv.) Awkwardly.
Loobies (pl. ) of Looby
Looking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Look
Looking (a.) Having a certain look or appearance; -- often compounded with adjectives; as, good-looking, grand-looking, etc.
Looking (n.) The act of one who looks; a glance.
Looking (n.) The manner in which one looks; appearance; countenance; face.
Lookout (n.) A careful looking or watching for any object or event.
Lookout (n.) The place from which such observation is made.
Lookout (n.) A person engaged in watching.
Lookout (n.) Object or duty of forethought and care; responsibility.
Looming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Loom
Looming (n.) The indistinct and magnified appearance of objects seen in particular states of the atmosphere. See Mirage.
Looping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Loop
Looping (n.) The running together of the matter of an ore into a mass, when the ore is only heated for calcination.
Looping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Loop.
Loosing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Loose
Loosely (adv.) In a loose manner.
Loosish (a.) Somewhat loose.
Looting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Loot
Lopping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lop
Lopeman (n.) Leaper; ropedancer.
Lophine (n.) A nitrogenous organic base obtained by the oxidation of amarine, and regarded as a derivative of benzoic aldehyde. It is obtained in long white crystal
Loppard (n.) A tree, the top of which has been lopped off.
Lopping (n.) A cutting off, as of branches; that which is cut off; leavings.
Lopseed (n.) A perennial herb (Phryma Leptostachya), having slender seedlike fruits.
Lording (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lord
Lording (n.) The son of a lord; a person of noble
Lording (n.) A little lord; a lordling; a lord, in contempt or ridicule.
Lordkin (n.) A little lord.
Lorette (n.) In France, a name for a woman who is supported by her lovers, and devotes herself to idleness, show, and pleasure; -- so called from the church of Notre Dame de Lorette, in Paris, near which many of them resided.
Loricae (pl. ) of Lorica
Lorimer (n.) Alt. of Loriner
Loriner (n.) A maker of bits, spurs, and metal mounting for bridles and saddles; hence, a saddler.
Lorries (pl. ) of Lorry
Losable (a.) Such as can be lost.
Losange (n.) See Lozenge.
Lossful (a.) Detrimental.
Lotting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lot
Lottery (n.) A scheme for the distribution of prizes by lot or chance; esp., a gaming scheme in which one or more tickets bearing particular numbers draw prizes, and the rest of tickets are blanks. Fig. : An affair of chance.
Lottery (n.) Allotment; thing allotted.
Loudful (a.) Noisy.
Lounged (imp. & p. p.) of Lounge
Lounger (n.) One who lounges; ar idler.
Lousily (adv.) In a lousy manner; in a mean, paltry manner; scurvily.
Loutish (a.) Clownish; rude; awkward.
Lovable (a.) Having qualities that excite, or are fitted to excite, love; worthy of love.
Loveful (a.) Full of love.
Lowbell (n.) A bell used in fowling at night, to frighten birds, and, with a sudden light, to make them fly into a net.
Lowbell (n.) A bell to be hung on the neck of a sheep.
Lowbell (v. t.) To frighten, as with a lowbell.
Lowborn (a.) Born in a low condition or rank; -- opposed to highborn.
Lowbred (a.) Bred, or like one bred, in a low condition of life; characteristic or indicative of such breeding; rude; impolite; vulgar; as, a lowbred fellow; a lowbred remark.
Lowered (imp. & p. p.) of Lower
Lowered (imp. & p. p.) of Lower
Lowland (n.) Land which is low with respect to the neighboring country; a low or level country; -- opposed to highland.
Lowlily (adv.) In a lowly place or manner; humbly.
Lowness (n.) The state or quality of being low.
Loyally (adv.) In a loyal manner; faithfully.
Loyalty (n.) The state or quality of being loyal; fidelity to a superior, or to duty, love, etc.
Lozenge (n.) A diamond-shaped figure usually with the upper and lower angles slightly acute, borne upon a shield or escutcheon. Cf. Fusil.
Lozenge (n.) A form of the escutcheon used by women instead of the shield which is used by men.
Lozenge (n.) A figure with four equal sides, having two acute and two obtuse angles; a rhomb.
Lozenge (n.) Anything in the form of lozenge.
Lozenge (n.) A small cake of sugar and starch, flavored, and often medicated. -- originally in the form of a lozenge.
Lozengy (a.) Divided into lozenge-shaped compartments, as the field or a bearing, by
Moabite (n.) One of the posterity of Moab, the son of Lot. (Gen. xix. 37.) Also used adjectively.
Moaning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Moan
Moanful (a.) Full of moaning; expressing sorrow.
Mobbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mob
Mobbish (a.) Like a mob; tumultuous; lawless; as, a mobbish act.
Mochila (n.) A large leather flap which covers the saddletree.
Mocking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mock
Mockado (n.) A stuff made in imitation of velvet; -- probably the same as mock velvet.
Mockage (n.) Mockery.
Mockery (n.) The act of mocking, deriding, and exposing to contempt, by mimicry, by insincere imitation, or by a false show of earnestness; a counterfeit appearance.
Mockery (n.) Insulting or contemptuous action or speech; contemptuous merriment; derision; ridicule.
Mockery (n.) Subject of laughter, derision, or sport.
Mocking (a.) Imitating, esp. in derision, or so as to cause derision; mimicking; derisive.
Mockish (a.) Mock; counterfeit; sham.
Modally (adv.) In a modal manner.
Modeled (imp. & p. p.) of Model
Modeler (n.) One who models; hence, a worker in plastic art.
Modesty (n.) The quality or state of being modest; that lowly temper which accompanies a moderate estimate of one's own worth and importance; absence of self-assertion, arrogance, and presumption; humility respecting one's own merit.
Modesty (n.) Natural delicacy or shame regarding personal charms and the sexual relation; purity of thought and manners; due regard for propriety in speech or action.
Modicum (n.) A little; a small quantity; a measured simply.
Modioli (pl. ) of Modiolus
Modiste (n.) A female maker of, or dealer in, articles of fashion, especially of the fashionable dress of ladies; a woman who gives direction to the style or mode of dress.
Modular (a.) Of or pertaining to mode, modulation, module, or modius; as, modular arrangement; modular accent; modular measure.
Modulus (n.) A quantity or coefficient, or constant, which expresses the measure of some specified force, property, or quality, as of elasticity, strength, efficiency, etc.; a parameter.
Moebles (n. pl.) Movables; furniture; -- also used in the singular (moeble).
Moellon (n.) Rubble masonry.
Moidore (n.) A gold coin of Portugal, valued at about 27s. sterling.
Moiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Moil
Moineau (n.) A small flat bastion, raised in the middle of an overlong curtain.
Moisten (v. t.) To make damp; to wet in a small degree.
Moisten (v. t.) To soften by making moist; to make tender.
Moither (v. t.) To perplex; to confuse.
Moither (v. i.) To toil; to labor.
Molasse (n.) A soft Tertiary sandstone; -- applied to a rock occurring in Switzerland. See Chart of Geology.
Moulded () of Mould
Molding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mould
Moulder (n.) One who, or that which, molds or forms into shape; specifically (Founding), one skilled in the art of making molds for castings.
Moulder (v. i.) To crumble into small particles; to turn to dust by natural decay; to lose form, or waste away, by a gradual separation of the component particles, without the presence of water; to crumble away.
Moulder (v. t.) To turn to dust; to cause to crumble; to cause to waste away.
Moldery (a.) Alt. of Mouldery
Molding (n.) Alt. of Moulding
Molding (p.a.) Alt. of Moulding
Molebut (n.) The sunfish (Orthagoriscus, or Mola).
Molesty (n.) Molestation.
Mollify (v. t.) To soften; to make tender; to reduce the hardness, harshness, or asperity of; to qualify; as, to mollify the ground.
Mollify (v. t.) To assuage, as pain or irritation, to appease, as excited feeling or passion; to pacify; to calm.
Mollusc (n.) Same as Mollusk.
Mollusk (n.) One of the Mollusca.
Molosse (n.) See Molossus.
Moulted () of Moult
Molting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Moult
Momenta (pl. ) of Momentum
Mommery (n.) See Mummery.
Monacid (a.) Having one hydrogen atom replaceable by a negative or acid atom or radical; capable of neutralizing a monobasic acid; -- said of bases, and of certain metals.
Monadic (a.) Alt. of Monadical
Monarch (n.) A sole or supreme ruler; a sovereign; the highest ruler; an emperor, king, queen, prince, or chief.
Monarch (n.) One superior to all others of the same kind; as, an oak is called the monarch of the forest.
Monarch (n.) A patron deity or presiding genius.
Monarch (n.) A very large red and black butterfly (Danais Plexippus); -- called also milkweed butterfly.
Monarch (a.) Superior to others; preeminent; supreme; ruling.
Moneral (a.) Of or pertaining to the Monera.
Moneran (a.) Of or pertaining to the Monera.
Moneran (n.) One of the Monera.
Moneron (n.) One of the Monera.
Monesia (n.) The bark, or a vegetable extract brought in solid cakes from South America and believed to be derived from the bark, of the tree Chrysophyllum glycyphloeum. It is used as an alterative and astringent.
Monesin (n.) The acrid principle of Monesia, sometimes used as a medicine.
Moneyed (adv.) Supplied with money; having money; wealthy; as, moneyey men.
Moneyed (adv.) Converted into money; coined.
Moneyed (adv.) Consisting in, or composed of, money.
Moneyer (n.) A person who deals in money; banker or broker.
Moneyer (n.) An authorized coiner of money.
Mongols (n. pl.) Alt. of Mongolians
Mongoos (n.) A species of ichneumon (Herpestes griseus), native of India. Applied also to other allied species, as the African banded mongoose (Crossarchus fasciatus).
Mongrel (n.) The progeny resulting from a cross between two breeds, as of domestic animals; anything of mixed breed.
Mongrel (a.) Not of a pure breed.
Mongrel (a.) Of mixed kinds; as, mongrel language.
'Mongst (prep.) See Amongst.
Monitor (n.) One who admonishes; one who warns of faults, informs of duty, or gives advice and instruction by way of reproof or caution.
Monitor (n.) Hence, specifically, a pupil selected to look to the school in the absence of the instructor, to notice the absence or faults of the scholars, or to instruct a division or class.
Monitor (n.) Any large Old World lizard of the genus Varanus; esp., the Egyptian species (V. Niloticus), which is useful because it devours the eggs and young of the crocodile. It is sometimes five or six feet long.
Monitor (n.) An ironclad war vessel, very low in the water, and having one or more heavily-armored revolving turrets, carrying heavy guns.
Monitor (n.) A tool holder, as for a lathe, shaped like a low turret, and capable of being revolved on a vertical pivot so as to bring successively the several tools in holds into proper position for cutting.
Monkery (n.) The life of monks; monastic life; monastic usage or customs; -- now usually applied by way of reproach.
Monkery (n.) A collective body of monks.
Monkeys (pl. ) of Monkey
Monking (a.) Monkish.
Monkish (a.) Like a monk, or pertaining to monks; monastic; as, monkish manners; monkish dress; monkish solitude.
Monocle (n.) An eyeglass for one eye.
Monodic (a.) Alt. of Monodical
Monogam (n.) One of the Monogamia.
Monogyn (n.) One of the Monogynia.
Monomya (n.pl.) Alt. of Monomyaria
Monozoa (n. pl.) A division of Radiolaria; -- called also Monocyttaria.
Messrs. (pl. ) of Monsieur
Monsoon (n.) A wind blowing part of the year from one direction, alternating with a wind from the opposite direction; -- a term applied particularly to periodical winds of the Indian Ocean, which blow from the southwest from the latter part of May to the middle of September, and from the northeast from about the middle of October to the middle of December.
Monster (n.) Something of unnatural size, shape, or quality; a prodigy; an enormity; a marvel.
Monster (n.) Specifically , an animal or plant departing greatly from the usual type, as by having too many limbs.
Monster (n.) Any thing or person of unnatural or excessive ug
Monster (a.) Monstrous in size.
Monster (v. t.) To make monstrous.
Montant (n.) An upward thrust or blow.
Montant (n.) An upright piece in any framework; a mullion or muntin; a stile.
Montero (n.) An ancient kind of cap worn by horsemen or huntsmen.
Monteth (n.) Alt. of Monteith
Monthly (a.) Continued a month, or a performed in a month; as, the monthly revolution of the moon.
Monthly (a.) Done, happening, payable, published, etc., once a month, or every month; as, a monthly visit; monthly charges; a monthly installment; a monthly magazine.
Monthly (n.) A publication which appears regularly once a month.
Monthly (adv.) Once a month; in every month; as, the moon changes monthly.
Monthly (adv.) As if under the influence of the moon; in the manner of a lunatic.
Montoir (n.) A stone used in mounting a horse; a horse block.
Montrue (n.) That on which anything is mounted; a setting; hence, a saddle horse.
Moodily (adv.) In a moody manner.
Moodish (a.) Moody.
Moollah (n.) See Mollah.
Moolley (n.) Same as Mulley.
Mooning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Moon
Moonery (n.) Conduct of one who moons.
Moonish (a.) Like the moon; variable.
Moonlit (a.) Illumined by the moon.
Moonset (n.) The descent of the moon below the horizon; also, the time when the moon sets.
Mooring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Moor
Moorage (n.) A place for mooring.
Mooress (n.) A female Moor; a Moorish woman.
Mooring (n.) The act of confining a ship to a particular place, by means of anchors or fastenings.
Mooring (n.) That which serves to confine a ship to a place, as anchors, cables, bridles, etc.
Mooring (n.) The place or condition of a ship thus confined.
Moorish (a.) Having the characteristics of a moor or heath.
Moorish (a.) Of or pertaining to Morocco or the Moors; in the style of the Moors.
Moorpan (n.) A clayey layer or pan underlying some moors, etc.
Mooting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Moot
Mootmen (pl. ) of Mootman
Mootman (n.) One who argued moot cases in the inns of court.
Mopping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mop
Mopeful (a.) Mopish.
Moraine (n.) An accumulation of earth and stones carried forward and deposited by a glacier.
Moraler (n.) A moralizer.
Morally (adv.) In a moral or ethical sense; according to the rules of morality.
Morally (adv.) According to moral rules; virtuously.
Morally (adv.) In moral qualities; in disposition and character; as, one who physically and morally endures hardships.
Morally (adv.) In a manner calculated to serve as the basis of action; according to the usual course of things and human judgment; according to reason and probability.
morassy (a.) Marshy; fenny.
Morbose (a.) Proceeding from disease; morbid; unhealthy.
Morceau (n.) A bit; a morsel.
Mordant (a.) Biting; caustic; sarcastic; keen; severe.
Mordant (a.) Serving to fix colors.
Mordant (n.) Any corroding substance used in etching.
Mordant (n.) Any substance, as alum or copperas, which, having a twofold attraction for organic fibers and coloring matter, serves as a bond of union, and thus gives fixity to, or bites in, the dyes.
Mordant (n.) Any sticky matter by which the gold leaf is made to adhere.
Mordant (v. t.) To subject to the action of, or imbue with, a mordant; as, to mordant goods for dyeing.
Morelle (n.) Nightshade. See 2d Morel.
Morello (n.) A kind of nearly black cherry with dark red flesh and juice, -- used chiefly for preserving.
Morendo (a. & n.) Dying; a gradual decrescendo at the end of a strain or cadence.
Morglay (n.) A sword.
Morinda (n.) A genus of rubiaceous trees and shrubs, mostly East Indian, many species of which yield valuable red and yellow dyes. The wood is hard and beautiful, and used for gunstocks.
Morinel (n.) The dotterel.
Moringa (n.) A genus of trees of Southern India and Northern Africa. One species (Moringa pterygosperma) is the horse-radish tree, and its seeds, as well as those of M. aptera, are known in commerce as ben or ben nuts, and yield the oil called oil of ben.
Morisco (a.) Moresque.
Morisco (n.) A thing of Moorish origin; as: (a) The Moorish language. (b) A Moorish dance, now called morris dance. Marston. (c) One who dances the Moorish dance. Shak. (d) Moresque decoration or architecture.
Morland (n.) Moorland.
Morling (n.) Mortling.
Morning (a.) Pertaining to the first part or early part of the day; being in the early part of the day; as, morning dew; morning light; morning service.
Morocco (n.) A fine kind of leather, prepared commonly from goatskin (though an inferior kind is made of sheepskin), and tanned with sumac and dyed of various colors; -- said to have been first made by the Moors.
Morosis (n.) Idiocy; fatuity; stupidity.
Morphew (n.) A scurfy eruption.
Morphew (v. t.) To cover with a morphew.
Morphia (n.) Morphine.
Morphon (n.) A morphological individual, characterized by definiteness of form bion, a physiological individual. See Tectology.
Morpion (n.) A louse.
Morrice (n.) Same as 1st Morris.
Morrice (a.) Dancing the morrice; dancing.
Morsure (n.) The act of biting.
Mortify (v. t.) To destroy the organic texture and vital functions of; to produce gangrene in.
Mortify (v. t.) To destroy the active powers or essential qualities of; to change by chemical action.
Mortify (v. t.) To deaden by religious or other discip
Mortify (v. t.) To affect with vexation, chagrin, or humiliation; to humble; to depress.
Mortify (v. i.) To lose vitality and organic structure, as flesh of a living body; to gangrene.
Mortify (v. i.) To practice penance from religious motives; to deaden desires by religious discip
Mortify (v. i.) To be subdued; to decay, as appetites, desires, etc.
Mortise (n.) A cavity cut into a piece of timber, or other material, to receive something (as the end of another piece) made to fit it, and called a tenon.
Mortise (v. t.) To cut or make a mortisein.
Mortise (v. t.) To join or fasten by a tenon and mortise; as, to mortise a beam into a post, or a joist into a girder.
Mortmal (n.) See Mormal.
Mortpay (n.) Dead pay; the crime of taking pay for the service of dead soldiers, or for services not actually rendered by soldiers.
Mortrew (n.) A dish of meats and other ingredients, cooked together; an ollapodrida.
Morulae (pl. ) of Morula
Mosaism (n.) Attachment to the system or doctrines of Moses; that which is peculiar to the Mosaic system or doctrines.
Moselle (n.) A light wine, usually white, produced in the vicinity of the river Moselle.
Moslems (pl. ) of Moslem
Mossing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Moss
Mostick (n.) A painter's maul-stick.
Motacil (n.) Any singing bird of the genus Motacilla; a wagtail.
Mothery (a.) Consisting of, containing, or resembling, mother (in vinegar).
Motific (a.) Producing motion.
Mottled (imp. & p. p.) of Mottle
Mottled (a.) Marked with spots of different colors; variegated; spotted; as, mottled wood.
Mottoes (pl. ) of Motto
Mottoed (a.) Bearing or having a motto; as, a mottoed coat or device.
Mouflon (n.) A wild sheep (Ovis musimon), inhabiting the mountains of Sardinia, Corsica, etc. Its horns are very large, with a triangular base and rounded angles. It is supposed by some to be the original of the domestic sheep. Called also musimon or musmon.
Mouille (a.) Applied to certain consonants having a "liquid" or softened sound; e.g., in French, l or ll and gn (like the lli in million and ni in minion); in Italian, gl and gn; in Spanish, ll and ?; in Portuguese, lh and nh.
Moulder () Alt. of Mouldy
Moulten (a.) Having molted.
Mounded (imp. & p. p.) of Mound
Mounted (imp. & p. p.) of Mount
Mounted (a.) Seated or serving on horseback or similarly; as, mounted police; mounted infantry.
Mounted (a.) Placed on a suitable support, or fixed in a setting; as, a mounted gun; a mounted map; a mounted gem.
Mounter (n.) One who mounts.
Mounter (n.) An animal mounted; a monture.
Mourned (imp. & p. p.) of Mourn
Mourner (n.) One who mourns or is grieved at any misfortune, as the death of a friend.
Mourner (n.) One who attends a funeral as a hired mourner.
Mousing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mouse
Mousing (a.) Impertinently inquisitive; prying; meddlesome.
Mousing (n.) The act of hunting mice.
Mousing (n.) A turn or lashing of spun yarn or small stuff, or a metallic clasp or fastening, uniting the point and shank of a hook to prevent its unhooking or straighening out.
Mousing (n.) A ratchet movement in a loom.
Mouthed (imp. & p. p.) of Mouth
Mouthed (a.) Furnished with a mouth.
Mouthed (a.) Having a mouth of a particular kind; using the mouth, speech, or voice in a particular way; -- used only in composition; as, wide-mouthed; hard-mouthed; foul-mouthed; mealy-mouthed.
Mouther (n.) One who mouths; an affected speaker.
Movable (a.) Capable of being moved, lifted, carried, drawn, turned, or conveyed, or in any way made to change place or posture; susceptible of motion; not fixed or stationary; as, a movable steam engine.
Movable (a.) Changing from one time to another; as, movable feasts, i. e., church festivals, the date of which varies from year to year.
Movable (n.) An article of wares or goods; a commodity; a piece of property not fixed, or not a part of real estate; generally, in the plural, goods; wares; furniture.
Movable (n.) Property not attached to the soil.
Movably (adv.) In a movable manner or condition.
Mowburn (v. i.) To heat and ferment in the mow, as hay when housed too green.
Mozarab () Alt. of Mozarabic
Mozetta (n.) Alt. of Mozzetta
Nobbily (adv.) In a nobby manner.
Nobbler (n.) A dram of spirits.
Nobless (n.) Alt. of Noblesse
Noctuid (n.) Any one of numerous moths of the family Noctuidae, or Noctuaelitae, as the cutworm moths, and armyworm moths; -- so called because they fly at night.
Noctuid (a.) Of or pertaining to the noctuids, or family Noctuidae.
Noctule (n.) A large European bat (Vespertilio, / Noctulina, altivolans).
Nocturn (n.) An office of devotion, or act of religious service, by night.
Nocturn (n.) One of the portions into which the Psalter was divided, each consisting of nine psalms, designed to be used at a night service.
Nocuous (a.) Hurtful; noxious.
Nodding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nod
Nodated (a.) Knotted.
Nodding (a.) Curved so that the apex hangs down; having the top bent downward.
Noddies (pl. ) of Noddy
Nodical (a.) Of or pertaining to the nodes; from a node to the same node again; as, the nodical revolutions of the moon.
Nodular (a.) Of, pertaining to, or in the form of, a nodule or knot.
Noduled (a.) Having little knots or lumps.
Noemics (n.) The science of the understanding; intellectual science.
Noetian (n.) One of the followers of Noetus, who lived in the third century. He denied the distinct personality of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Nogging (v. t.) Rough brick masonry used to fill in the interstices of a wooden frame, in building.
Noiance (n.) Annoyance.
Noising (p pr. & vb. n.) of Noise
Noisily (adv.) In a noisy manner.
Noisome (a.) Noxious to health; hurtful; mischievous; unwholesome; insalubrious; destructive; as, noisome effluvia.
Noisome (a.) Offensive to the smell or other senses; disgusting; fetid.
Nomadic (a.) Of or pertaining to nomads, or their way of life; wandering; moving from place to place for subsistence; as, a nomadic tribe.
Nomancy (n.) The art or practice of divining the destiny of persons by the letters which form their names.
Nomarch (n.) The chief magistrate of a nome or nomarchy.
Nombles (n. pl.) The entrails of a deer; the umbles.
Nombril (n.) A point halfway between the fess point and the middle base point of an escutcheon; -- called also navel point. See Escutcheon.
Nominal (a.) Of or pertaining to a name or names; having to do with the literal meaning of a word; verbal; as, a nominal definition.
Nominal (a.) Existing in name only; not real; as, a nominal difference.
Nominal (n.) A nominalist.
Nominal (n.) A verb formed from a noun.
Nominal (n.) A name; an appellation.
Nominee (n.) A person named, or designated, by another, to any office, duty, or position; one nominated, or proposed, by others for office or for election to office.
Nominor (n.) A nominator.
Nonacid (a.) Destitute of acid properties; hence, basic; metallic; positive; -- said of certain atoms and radicals.
Nonaged (a.) Having the quality of nonage; being a minor; immature.
Nonagon (n.) A figure or polygon having nine sides and nine angles.
Noncon. (n.) See Noncontent.
Non-ego (n.) The union of being and relation as distinguished from, and contrasted with, the ego. See Ego.
Nonetto (n.) A composition for nine instruments, rarely for nine voices.
Nonplus (n.) A state or condition which daffles reason or confounds judgment; insuperable difficalty; inability to proceed or decide; puzzle; quandary.
Nonplus (v. t.) To puzzle; to confound; to perplex; to cause to stop by embarrassment.
Nonsane (a.) Unsound; not perfect; as, a person of nonsane memory.
Nonsuch (n.) See Nonesuch.
Nonsuit (n.) A neglect or failure by the plaintiff to follow up his suit; a stopping of the suit; a renunciation or withdrawal of the cause by the plaintiff, either because he is satisfied that he can not support it, or upon the judge's expressing his opinion. A compulsory nonsuit is a nonsuit ordered by the court on the ground that the plaintiff on his own showing has not made out his case.
Nonsuit (v. t.) To determine, adjudge, or record (a plaintiff) as having dropped his suit, upon his withdrawal or failure to follow it up.
Nonsuit (a.) Nonsuited.
Nonterm (n.) A vacation between two terms of a court.
Nonuser () A not using; failure to use.
Nonuser () Neglect or omission to use an easement or franchise or to assert a right.
Nonylic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, nonyl or its compounds; as, nonylic acid.
Noology (n.) The science of intellectual phenomena.
Noonday (n.) Midday; twelve o'clock in the day; noon.
Noonday (a.) Of or pertaining to midday; meridional; as, the noonday heat.
Nooning (n.) A rest at noon; a repast at noon.
Noosing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Noose
Nopalry (n.) A plantation of the nopal for raising the cochineal insect.
Norimon (n.) A Japanese covered litter, carried by men.
Norther (n.) A wind from the north; esp., a strong and cold north wind in Texas and the vicinity of the Gulf of Mexico.
Nosebag (n.) A bag in which feed for a horse, ox, or the like, may be fastened under the nose by a string passing over the head.
Nosegay (n.) A bunch of odorous and showy flowers; a bouquet; a posy.
Nostril (n.) One of the external openings of the nose, which give passage to the air breathed and to secretions from the nose and eyes; one of the anterior nares.
Nostril (n.) Perception; insight; acuteness.
Nostrum (n.) A medicine, the ingredients of which are kept secret for the purpose of restricting the profits of sale to the inventor or proprietor; a quack medicine.
Nostrum (n.) Any scheme or device proposed by a quack.
Notable (a.) Capable of being noted; noticeable; plan; evident.
Notable (a.) Worthy of notice; remarkable; memorable; noted or distinguished; as, a notable event, person.
Notable (a.) Well-known; notorious.
Notable (n.) A person, or thing, of distinction.
Notable (n.) One of a number of persons, before the revolution of 1789, chiefly of the higher orders, appointed by the king to constitute a representative body.
Notably (adv.) In a notable manner.
Notaeum (n.) The back or upper surface, as of a bird.
Notanda (pl. ) of Notandum
Notched (imp. & p. p.) of Notch
Noteful (a.) Useful.
Notelet (n.) A little or short note; a billet.
Nothing (n.) Not anything; no thing (in the widest sense of the word thing); -- opposed to anything and something.
Nothing (n.) Nonexistence; nonentity; absence of being; nihility; nothingness.
Nothing (n.) A thing of no account, value, or note; something irrelevant and impertinent; something of comparative unimportance; utter insignificance; a trifle.
Nothing (n.) A cipher; naught.
Nothing (adv.) In no degree; not at all; in no wise.
Noticed (imp. & p. p.) of Notice
Noticer (n.) One who notices.
Notself (n.) The negative of self.
Nounize (v. t.) To change (an adjective, verb, etc.) into a noun.
Nourice (n.) A nurse.
Nourish (v. t.) To feed and cause to grow; to supply with matter which increases bulk or supplies waste, and promotes health; to furnish with nutriment.
Nourish (v. t.) To support; to maintain.
Nourish (v. t.) To supply the means of support and increase to; to encourage; to foster; as, to nourish rebellion; to nourish the virtues.
Nourish (v. t.) To cherish; to comfort.
Nourish (v. t.) To educate; to instruct; to bring up; to nurture; to promote the growth of in attainments.
Nourish (v. i.) To promote growth; to furnish nutriment.
Nourish (v. i.) To gain nourishment.
Nourish (n.) A nurse.
Noursle (v. t.) To nurse; to rear; to bring up.
Novator (n.) An innovator.
Novelry (n.) Novelty; new things.
Novelty (n.) The quality or state of being novel; newness; freshness; recentness of origin or introduction.
Novelty (n.) Something novel; a new or strange thing.
Nowhere (adv.) Not anywhere; not in any place or state; as, the book is nowhere to be found.
Noxious (a.) Hurtful; harmful; baneful; pernicious; injurious; destructive; unwholesome; insalubrious; as, noxious air, food, or climate; pernicious; corrupting to morals; as, noxious practices or examples.
Noxious (a.) Guilty; criminal.
Noyance (n.) Annoyance.
Ooecium (n.) One of the special zooids, or cells, of Bryozoa, destined to receive and develop ova; an ovicell. See Bryozoa.
Oogonia (pl. ) of Oogonium
Oolitic (a.) Of or pertaining to oolite; composed of, or resembling, oolite.
Oophore (n.) An alternately produced form of certain cryptogamous plants, as ferns, mosses, and the like, which bears antheridia and archegonia, and so has sexual fructification, as contrasted with the sporophore, which is nonsexual, but produces spores in countless number. In ferns the oophore is a minute prothallus; in mosses it is the leafy plant.
Oophyte (n.) Any plant of a proposed class or grand division (collectively termed oophytes or Oophyta), which have their sexual reproduction accomplished by motile antherozoids acting on oospheres, either while included in their oogonia or after exclusion.
Oosperm (n.) The ovum, after fusion with the spermatozoon in impregnation.
Oospere (n.) An unfertilized, rounded mass of protoplasm, produced in an oogonium.
Oospere (n.) An analogous mass of protoplasm in the ovule of a flowering plant; an embryonic vesicle.
Oospore (n.) A special kind of spore resulting from the fertilization of an oosphere by antherozoids.
Oospore (n.) A fertilized oosphere in the ovule of a flowering plant.
Ootheca (n.) An egg case, especially those of many kinds of mollusks, and of some insects, as the cockroach. Cf. Ooecium.
Ootooid (n.) Alt. of Ootocoid
Poached (imp. & p. p.) of Poach
Poacher (n.) One who poaches; one who kills or catches game or fish contrary to law.
Poacher (n.) The American widgeon.
Pochard (n.) See Poachard.
Pocoson (n.) Low, wooded grounds or swamps in Eastern Maryland and Virginia.
Podding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pod
Podagra (n.) Gout in the joints of the foot; -- applied also to gout in other parts of body.
Podesta (n.) One of the chief magistrates of the Italian republics in the Middle Ages.
Podesta (n.) A mayor, alderman, or other magistrate, in some towns of Italy.
Podetia (pl. ) of Podetium
Podical (a.) Anal; -- applied to certain organs of insects.
Podrida (n.) A miscellaneous dish of meats. See Olla-podrida.
Podurae (pl. ) of Podura
Poduras (pl. ) of Podura
Podurid (n.) Any species of Podura or allied genera.
Podurid (a.) Pertaining to the poduras.
Poebird (n.) The parson bird.
Poecile (n.) Same as Poicile.
Poenamu (n.) A variety of jade or nephrite, -- used in New Zealand for the manufacture of axes and weapons.
Poetess (n.) A female poet.
Poetics (n.) The principles and rules of the art of poetry.
Poetize (v. i.) To write as a poet; to compose verse; to idealize.
Pohagen (n.) See Pauhaugen.
Poicile (n.) Alt. of Poecile
Poecile (n.) The frescoed porch or gallery in Athens where Zeno taught.
Poinder (n.) The keeper of a cattle pound; a pinder.
Poinder (n.) One who distrains property.
Pointed (imp. & p. p.) of Point
Pointal (n.) The pistil of a plant.
Pointal (n.) A kind of pencil or style used with the tablets of the Middle Ages.
Pointal (n.) See Poyntel.
Pointed (a.) Sharp; having a sharp point; as, a pointed rock.
Pointed (a.) Characterized by sharpness, directness, or pithiness of expression; terse; epigrammatic; especially, directed to a particular person or thing.
Pointel (n.) See Pointal.
Pointer (n.) One who, or that which, points.
Pointer (n.) The hand of a timepiece.
Pointer (n.) One of a breed of dogs trained to stop at scent of game, and with the nose point it out to sportsmen.
Pointer (n.) The two stars (Merak and Dubhe) in the Great Bear, the
Pointer (n.) Diagonal braces sometimes fixed across the hold.
Poising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Poise
Poisure (n.) Weight.
Poitrel (a.) The breastplate of the armor of a horse. See Peytrel.
Pokebag (n.) The European long-tailed titmouse; -- called also poke-pudding.
Polacca (n.) A vessel with two or three masts, used in the Mediterranean. The masts are usually of one piece, and without tops, caps, or crosstrees.
Polacca (n.) See Polonaise.
Polacre (n.) Same as Polacca, 1.
Polaric (a.) See Polar.
Polaris (n.) The polestar. See North star, under North.
Poldway (n.) A kind of coarse bagging, -- used for coal sacks.
Poleaxe (n.) Anciently, a kind of battle-ax with a long handle; later, an ax or hatchet with a short handle, and a head variously patterned; -- used by soldiers, and also by sailors in boarding a vessel.
Polecat (n.) A small European carnivore of the Weasel family (Putorius foetidus). Its scent glands secrete a substance of an exceedingly disagreeable odor. Called also fitchet, foulmart, and European ferret.
Polecat (n.) The zorilla. The name is also applied to other allied species.
Polemic (a.) Of or pertaining to controversy; maintaining, or involving, controversy; controversial; disputative; as, a polemic discourse or essay; polemic theology.
Polemic (a.) Engaged in, or addicted to, polemics, or to controversy; disputations; as, a polemic writer.
Polemic (n.) One who writes in support of one opinion, doctrine, or system, in opposition to another; one skilled in polemics; a controversialist; a disputant.
Polemic (n.) A polemic argument or controversy.
Polenta (n.) Pudding made of Indian meal; also, porridge made of chestnut meal.
Polewig (n.) The European spotted goby (Gobius minutus); -- called also pollybait.
Policed (imp. & p. p.) of Police
Policed (a.) Regulated by laws for the maintenance of peace and order, enforced by organized administration.
Politic (a.) Of or pertaining to polity, or civil government; political; as, the body politic. See under Body.
Politic (a.) Pertaining to, or promoting, a policy, especially a national policy; well-devised; adapted to its end, whether right or wrong; -- said of things; as, a politic treaty.
Politic (a.) Sagacious in promoting a policy; ingenious in devising and advancing a system of management; devoted to a scheme or system rather than to a principle; hence, in a good sense, wise; prudent; sagacious; and in a bad sense, artful; unscrupulous; cunning; -- said of persons.
Politic (n.) A politician.
Polling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Poll
Pollack (n.) A marine gadoid food fish of Europe (Pollachius virens). Called also greenfish, greenling, lait, leet, lob, lythe, and whiting pollack.
Pollack (n.) The American pollock; the coalfish.
Pollage (n.) A head or poll tax; hence, extortion.
Pollard (n.) A tree having its top cut off at some height above the ground, that may throw out branches.
Pollard (n.) A clipped coin; also, a counterfeit.
Pollard (n.) A fish, the chub.
Pollard (n.) A stag that has cast its antlers.
Pollard (n.) A hornless animal (cow or sheep).
Pollard (v. t.) To lop the tops of, as trees; to poll; as, to pollard willows.
Polling (n.) The act of topping, lopping, or cropping, as trees or hedges.
Polling (n.) Plunder, or extortion.
Polling (n.) The act of voting, or of registering a vote.
Pollock (n.) A marine gadoid fish (Pollachius carbonarius), native both of the European and American coasts. It is allied to the cod, and like it is salted and dried. In England it is called coalfish, lob, podley, podling, pollack, etc.
Pollute (v. t.) To make foul, impure, or unclean; to defile; to taint; to soil; to desecrate; -- used of physical or moral defilement.
Pollute (v. t.) To violate sexually; to debauch; to dishonor.
Pollute (v. t.) To render ceremonially unclean; to disqualify or unfit for sacred use or service, or for social intercourse.
Pollute (a.) Polluted.
Polygon (n.) A plane figure having many angles, and consequently many sides; esp., one whose perimeter consists of more than four sides; any figure having many angles.
Polygyn (n.) A plant of the order Polygynia.
Polymer (n.) Any one of two or more substances related to each other by polymerism; specifically, a substance produced from another substance by chemical polymerization.
Polynia (n.) The open sea supposed to surround the north pole.
Polypus (n.) Same as Polyp.
Polypus (n.) A tumor, usually with a narrow base, somewhat resembling a pear, -- found in the nose, uterus, etc., and produced by hypertrophy of some portion of the mucous membrane.
Poluria (n.) A persistently excessive flow of watery urine, with low specific gravity and without the presence of either albumin or sugar. It is generally accompanied with more or less thirst.
Polyzoa (n. pl.) Same as Bryozoa. See Illust. under Bryozoa, and Phylactolaemata.
Polyzoa (pl. ) of Polyzoon
Pomatum (n.) A perfumed unguent or composition, chiefly used in dressing the hair; pomade.
Pomatum (v. t.) To dress with pomatum.
Pomfret (n.) One of two or more species of marine food fishes of the genus Stromateus (S. niger, S. argenteus) native of Southern Europe and Asia.
Pomfret (n.) A marine food fish of Bermuda (Brama Raji).
Pommage (n.) See Pomage.
Pompano (n.) Any one of several species of marine fishes of the genus Trachynotus, of which four species are found on the Atlantic coast of the United States; -- called also palometa.
Pompano (n.) A California harvest fish (Stromateus simillimus), highly valued as a food fish.
Pompion (n.) See Pumpion.
Pompire (n.) A pearmain.
Pomposo (a. & adv.) Grand and dignified; in grand style.
Pompous (a.) Displaying pomp; stately; showy with grandeur; magnificent; as, a pompous procession.
Pompous (a.) Ostentatious; pretentious; boastful; vainlorious; as, pompous manners; a pompous style.
Ponchos (pl. ) of Poncho
Ponghee (n.) A Buddhist priest of the higher orders in Burmah.
Poniard (n.) A kind of dagger, -- usually a slender one with a triangular or square blade.
Poniard (v. t.) To pierce with a poniard; to stab.
Pontage (n.) A duty or tax paid for repairing bridges.
Pontiff (n.) A high priest.
Pontiff (n.) One of the sacred college, in ancient Rome, which had the supreme jurisdiction over all matters of religion, at the head of which was the Pontifex Maximus.
Pontiff (n.) The chief priest.
Pontiff (n.) The pope.
Pontile (a.) Of or pertaining to the pons Varolii. See Pons.
Pontine (a.) Of or pertaining to an extensive marshy district between Rome and Naples.
Pontoon (n.) A wooden flat-bottomed boat, a metallic cylinder, or a frame covered with canvas, India rubber, etc., forming a portable float, used in building bridges quickly for the passage of troops.
Pontoon (n.) A low, flat vessel, resembling a barge, furnished with cranes, capstans, and other machinery, used in careening ships, raising weights, drawing piles, etc., chiefly in the Mediterranean; a lighter.
Pooling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pool
Pooling (n.) The act of uniting, or an agreement to unite, an aggregation of properties belonging to different persons, with a view to common liabilities or profits.
Pooping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Poop
Pooping (n.) The act or shock of striking a vessel's stern by a following wave or vessel.
Poorbox (n.) A receptacle in which money given for the poor is placed.
Popping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pop
Popedom (n.) The place, office, or dignity of the pope; papal dignity.
Popedom (n.) The jurisdiction of the pope.
Poplexy (n.) Apoplexy.
Poppied (a.) Mingled or interspersed with poppies.
Poppied (a.) Affected with poppy juice; hence, figuratively, drugged; drowsy; listless; inactive.
Popping () a. & n. from Pop.
Poppies (pl. ) of Poppy
Popular (a.) Of or pertaining to the common people, or to the whole body of the people, as distinguished from a select portion; as, the popular voice; popular elections.
Popular (a.) Suitable to common people; easy to be comprehended; not abstruse; familiar; plain.
Popular (a.) Adapted to the means of the common people; possessed or obtainable by the many; hence, cheap; common; ordinary; inferior; as, popular prices; popular amusements.
Popular (a.) Beloved or approved by the people; pleasing to people in general, or to many people; as, a popular preacher; a popular law; a popular administration.
Popular (a.) Devoted to the common people; studious of the favor of the populace.
Popular (a.) Prevailing among the people; epidemic; as, a popular disease.
Populin (n.) A glycoside, related to salicin, found in the bark of certain species of the poplar (Populus), and extracted as a sweet white crystal
Porcate (a.) Having grooves or furrows broader than the intervening ridges; furrowed.
Porcine (a.) Of or pertaining to swine; characteristic of the hog.
Porgies (pl. ) of Porgy
Porites (n.) An important genus of reef-building corals having small twelve-rayed calicles, and a very porous coral. Some species are branched, others grow in large massive or globular forms.
Porotic (n.) A medicine supposed to promote the formation of callus.
Porpita (n.) A genus of bright-colored Siphonophora found floating in the warmer parts of the ocean. The individuals are round and disk-shaped, with a large zooid in the center of the under side, surrounded by smaller nutritive and reproductive zooids, and by slender dactylozooids near the margin. The disk contains a central float, or pneumatocyst.
Porrect (a.) Extended horizontally; stretched out.
Porting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Port
Portace (n.) See Portass.
Portage (n.) A sailor's wages when in port.
Portage (n.) The amount of a sailor's wages for a voyage.
Portage (n.) A porthole.
Portage (n.) The act of carrying or transporting.
Portage (n.) The price of carriage; porterage.
Portage (n.) Capacity for carrying; tonnage.
Portage (n.) A carry between navigable waters. See 3d Carry.
Portage (v. t. & i.) To carry (goods, boats, etc.) overland between navigable waters.
Portass (n.) A breviary; a prayer book.
Portate (a.) Borne not erect, but diagonally athwart an escutcheon; as, a cross portate.
Portend (v. t.) To indicate (events, misfortunes, etc.) as in future; to foreshow; to foretoken; to bode; -- now used esp. of unpropitious signs.
Portend (v. t.) To stretch out before.
Portent (n.) That which portends, or foretoken; esp., that which portends evil; a sign of coming calamity; an omen; a sign.
Portico (n.) A colonnade or covered ambulatory, especially in classical styles of architecture; usually, a colonnade at the entrance of a building.
Portion (n.) That which is divided off or separated, as a part from a whole; a separated part of anything.
Portion (n.) A part considered by itself, though not actually cut off or separated from the whole.
Portion (n.) A part assigned; allotment; share; fate.
Portion (n.) The part of an estate given to a child or heir, or descending to him by law, and distributed to him in the settlement of the estate; an inheritance.
Portion (n.) A wife's fortune; a dowry.
Portion (v. t.) To separate or divide into portions or shares; to parcel; to distribute.
Portion (v. t.) To endow with a portion or inheritance.
Portise (n.) See Portass.
Portmen (pl. ) of Portman
Portman (n.) An inhabitant or burgess of a port, esp. of one of the Cinque Ports.
Portoir (n.) One who, or that which, bears; hence, one who, or that which, produces.
Portray (v. t.) To paint or draw the likeness of; as, to portray a king on horseback.
Portray (v. t.) Hence, figuratively, to describe in words.
Portray (v. t.) To adorn with pictures.
Posited (imp. & p. p.) of Posit
Possess (v. t.) To occupy in person; to hold or actually have in one's own keeping; to have and to hold.
Possess (v. t.) To have the legal title to; to have a just right to; to be master of; to own; to have; as, to possess property, an estate, a book.
Possess (v. t.) To obtain occupation or possession of; to accomplish; to gain; to seize.
Possess (v. t.) To enter into and influence; to control the will of; to fill; to affect; -- said especially of evil spirits, passions, etc.
Possess (v. t.) To put in possession; to make the owner or holder of property, power, knowledge, etc.; to acquaint; to inform; -- followed by of or with before the thing possessed, and now commonly used reflexively.
Posting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Post
Postact (n.) An act done afterward.
Postage (n.) The price established by law to be paid for the conveyance of a letter or other mailable matter by a public post.
Postboy (n.) One who rides post horses; a position; a courier.
Postboy (n.) A boy who carries letters from the post.
Postern (n.) Originally, a back door or gate; a private entrance; hence, any small door or gate.
Postern (n.) A subterraneous passage communicating between the parade and the main ditch, or between the ditches and the interior of the outworks.
Postern (a.) Back; being behind; private.
Postero () - (/). A combining form meaning posterior, back; as, postero-inferior, situated back and below; postero-lateral, situated back and at the side.
Postfix (n.) A letter, syllable, or word, added to the end of another word; a suffix.
Postfix (v. t.) To annex; specifically (Gram.), to add or annex, as a letter, syllable, or word, to the end of another or principal word; to suffix.
Posting (n.) The act of traveling post.
Posting (n.) The act of transferring an account, as from the journal to the ledger.
Postmen (pl. ) of Postman
Postman (n.) A post or courier; a letter carrier.
Postman (n.) One of the two most experienced barristers in the Court of Exchequer, who have precedence in motions; -- so called from the place where he sits. The other of the two is called the tubman.
Posture (n.) The position of the body; the situation or disposition of the several parts of the body with respect to each other, or for a particular purpose; especially (Fine Arts), the position of a figure with regard to the several principal members by which action is expressed; attitude.
Posture (n.) Place; position; situation.
Posture (n.) State or condition, whether of external circumstances, or of internal feeling and will; disposition; mood; as, a posture of defense; the posture of affairs.
Posture (v. t.) To place in a particular position or attitude; to dispose the parts of, with reference to a particular purpose; as, to posture one's self; to posture a model.
Posture (v. i.) To assume a particular posture or attitude; to contort the body into artificial attitudes, as an acrobat or contortionist; also, to pose.
Posture (v. i.) Fig.: To assume a character; as, to posture as a saint.
Potting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pot
Potable (a.) Fit to be drunk; drinkable.
Potable (n.) A potable liquid; a beverage.
Potager (n.) A porringer.
Potagro (n.) See Potargo.
Potance (n.) The stud in which the bearing for the lower pivot of the verge is made.
Potargo (n.) A kind of sauce or pickle.
Potassa (n.) Potassium oxide.
Potassa (n.) Potassium hydroxide, commonly called caustic potash.
Potator (n.) A drinker.
Potcher (n.) One who, or that which, potches.
Potelot (n.) Molybdenum sulphide.
Potence (n.) Potency; capacity.
Potency (n.) The quality or state of being potent; physical or moral power; inherent strength; energy; ability to effect a purpose; capability; efficacy; influence.
Potheen (n.) See Poteen.
Pothole (n.) A circular hole formed in the rocky beds of rivers by the grinding action of stones or gravel whirled round by the water in what was at first a natural depression of the rock.
Pothook (n.) An S-shaped hook on which pots and kettles are hung over an open fire.
Pothook (n.) A written character curved like a pothook; (pl.) a scrawled writing.
Potluck (n.) Whatever may chance to be in the pot, or may be provided for a meal.
Potoroo (n.) Any small kangaroo belonging to Hypsiprymnus, Bettongia, and allied genera, native of Australia and Tasmania. Called also kangaroo rat.
Pottage (n.) A kind of food made by boiling vegetables or meat, or both together, in water, until soft; a thick soup or porridge.
Pottain (n.) Old pot metal.
Potteen (n.) See Poteen.
Pottern (a.) Of or pertaining to potters.
Pottery (n.) The vessels or ware made by potters; earthenware, glazed and baked.
Pottery (n.) The place where earthen vessels are made.
Potting (n.) Tippling.
Potting (n.) The act of placing in a pot; as, the potting of plants; the potting of meats for preservation.
Potting (n.) The process of putting sugar in casks for cleansing and draining.
Pouched (imp. & p. p.) of Pouch
Pouched (a.) Having a marsupial pouch; as, the pouched badger, or the wombat.
Pouched (a.) Having external cheek pouches; as, the pouched gopher.
Pouched (a.) Having internal cheek pouches; as, the pouched squirrels.
Poulder (n. & v.) Powder.
Poulter (n.) A poulterer.
Poultry (n.) Domestic fowls reared for the table, or for their eggs or feathers, such as cocks and hens, capons, turkeys, ducks, and geese.
Pounded (imp. & p. p.) of Pounce
Pounced (a.) Furnished with claws or talons; as, the pounced young of the eagle.
Pounced (a.) Ornamented with perforations or dots.
Pounded (imp. & p. p.) of Pound
Poundal (n.) A unit of force based upon the pound, foot, and second, being the force which, acting on a pound avoirdupois for one second, causes it to acquire by the of that time a velocity of one foot per second. It is about equal to the weight of half an ounce, and is 13,825 dynes.
Pounder (n.) One who, or that which, pounds, as a stamp in an ore mill.
Pounder (n.) An instrument used for pounding; a pestle.
Pounder (n.) A person or thing, so called with reference to a certain number of pounds in value, weight, capacity, etc.; as, a cannon carrying a twelve-pound ball is called a twelve pounder.
Pouring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pour
Pouting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pout
Pouting (n.) Childish sullenness.
Poverty (n.) The quality or state of being poor or indigent; want or scarcity of means of subsistence; indigence; need.
Poverty (n.) Any deficiency of elements or resources that are needed or desired, or that constitute richness; as, poverty of soil; poverty of the blood; poverty of ideas.
Powdery (a.) Easily crumbling to pieces; friable; loose; as, a powdery spar.
Powdery (a.) Sprinkled or covered with powder; dusty; as, the powdery bloom on plums.
Powdery (a.) Resembling powder; consisting of powder.
Powdike (n.) A dike a marsh or fen.
Poynado (n.) A poniard.
Poynder (n.) See Poind, Poinder.
Poyntel (n.) Paving or flooring made of small squares or lozenges set diagonally.
Roadbed (n.) In railroads, the bed or foundation on which the superstructure (ties, rails, etc.) rests; in common roads, the whole material laid in place and ready for travel.
Roadway (n.) A road; especially, the part traveled by carriages.
Roaming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Roam
Roaring (p. pr. & vvb. n.) of Roar
Roaring (n.) A loud, deep, prolonged sound, as of a large beast, or of a person in distress, anger, mirth, etc., or of a noisy congregation.
Roaring (n.) An affection of the windpipe of a horse, causing a loud, peculiar noise in breathing under exertion; the making of the noise so caused. See Roar, v. i., 5.
Roasted (imp. & p. p.) of Roast
Roaster (n.) One who roasts meat.
Roaster (n.) A contrivance for roasting.
Roaster (n.) A pig, or other article of food fit for roasting.
Robbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rob
Robbery (n.) The act or practice of robbing; theft.
Robbery (n.) The crime of robbing. See Rob, v. t., 2.
Robinet (n.) The chaffinch; -- called also roberd.
Robinet (n.) The European robin.
Robinet (n.) A military engine formerly used for throwing darts and stones.
Robinia (n.) A genus of leguminous trees including the common locust of North America (Robinia Pseudocacia).
Rocking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rock
Rocklay (n.) See Rokelay.
Rockery (n.) A mound formed of fragments of rock, earth, etc., and set with plants.
Rocking (a.) Having a swaying, rolling, or back-and-forth movement; used for rocking.
Rodomel (n.) Juice of roses mixed with honey.
Rodsmen (pl. ) of Rodsman
Rodsman (n.) One who carries and holds a leveling staff, or rod, in a surveying party.
Roebuck (n.) A small European and Asiatic deer (Capreolus capraea) having erect, cylindrical, branched antlers, forked at the summit. This, the smallest European deer, is very nimble and graceful. It always prefers a mountainous country, or high grounds.
Roedeer (n.) The roebuck.
Roguery (n.) The life of a vargant.
Roguery (n.) The practices of a rogue; knavish tricks; cheating; fraud; dishonest practices.
Roguery (n.) Arch tricks; mischievousness.
Roguish (a.) Vagrant.
Roguish (a.) Resembling, or characteristic of, a rogue; knavish.
Roguish (a.) Pleasantly mischievous; waggish; arch.
Roiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Roil
Roinish (a.) See Roynish.
Roister (v. i.) To bluster; to swagger; to bully; to be bold, noisy, vaunting, or turbulent.
Roister (n.) See Roisterer.
Rokeage (n.) Alt. of Rokee
Rokelay (n.) A short cloak.
Rolling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Roll
Rolling (a.) Rotating on an axis, or moving along a surface by rotation; turning over and over as if on an axis or a pivot; as, a rolling wheel or ball.
Rolling (a.) Moving on wheels or rollers, or as if on wheels or rollers; as, a rolling chair.
Rolling (a.) Having gradual, rounded undulations of surface; as, a rolling country; rolling land.
Rollway (n.) A place prepared for rolling logs into a stream.
Romance (n.) A species of fictitious writing, originally composed in meter in the Romance dialects, and afterward in prose, such as the tales of the court of Arthur, and of Amadis of Gaul; hence, any fictitious and wonderful tale; a sort of novel, especially one which treats of surprising adventures usually befalling a hero or a heroine; a tale of extravagant adventures, of love, and the like.
Romance (n.) An adventure, or series of extraordinary events, resembling those narrated in romances; as, his courtship, or his life, was a romance.
Romance (n.) A dreamy, imaginative habit of mind; a disposition to ignore what is real; as, a girl full of romance.
Romance (n.) The languages, or rather the several dialects, which were originally forms of popular or vulgar Latin, and have now developed into Italian. Spanish, French, etc. (called the Romanic languages).
Romance (n.) A short lyric tale set to music; a song or short instrumental piece in ballad style; a romanza.
Romance (a.) Of or pertaining to the language or dialects known as Romance.
Romance (v. i.) To write or tell romances; to indulge in extravagant stories.
Romancy (a.) Romantic.
Romanic (n.) Of or pertaining to Rome or its people.
Romanic (n.) Of or pertaining to any or all of the various languages which, during the Middle Ages, sprung out of the old Roman, or popular form of Latin, as the Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Provencal, etc.
Romanic (n.) Related to the Roman people by descent; -- said especially of races and nations speaking any of the Romanic tongues.
Romanza (n.) See Romance, 5.
Romaunt (n.) A romantic story in verse; as, the "Romaunt of the Rose."
Romeine (n.) Alt. of Romeite
Romeite (n.) A mineral of a hyacinth or honey-yellow color, occuring in square octahedrons. It is an antimonate of calcium.
Romekin (n.) A drinking cup.
Romping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Romp
Romping (a.) Inc
Rompish (a.) Given to rude play; inc
Ronchil (n.) An American marine food fish (Bathymaster signatus) of the North Pacific coast, allied to the tilefish.
Rondeau (n.) A species of lyric poetry so composed as to contain a refrain or repetition which recurs according to a fixed law, and a limited number of rhymes recurring also by rule.
Rondeau (n.) See Rondo, 1.
Rondure (n.) A round; a circle.
Rondure (n.) Roundness; plumpness.
Rongeur (n.) An instrument for removing small rough portions of bone.
Roofing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Roof
Roofing (n.) The act of covering with a roof.
Roofing (n.) The materials of which a roof is composed; materials for a roof.
Roofing (n.) Hence, the roof itself; figuratively, shelter.
Roofing (n.) The wedging, as of a horse or car, against the top of an underground passage.
Rooflet (n.) A small roof, covering, or shelter.
Rooking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rook
Rookery (n.) The breeding place of a colony of rooks; also, the birds themselves.
Rookery (n.) A breeding place of other gregarious birds, as of herons, penguins, etc.
Rookery (n.) The breeding ground of seals, esp. of the fur seals.
Rookery (n.) A dilapidated building with many rooms and occupants; a cluster of dilapidated or mean buildings.
Rookery (n.) A brothel.
Rooming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Room
Roomage (n.) Space; place; room.
Roomful (a.) Abounding with room or rooms; roomy.
Roomful (n.) As much or many as a room will hold; as, a roomful of men.
Roomily (adv.) Spaciously.
Roomthy (a.) Roomy; spacious.
Roosted (imp. & p. p.) of Roost
Rooster (n.) The male of the domestic fowl; a cock.
Rooting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Root
Rootcap (n.) A mass of parenchymatous cells which covers and protects the growing cells at the end of a root; a pileorhiza.
Rootery (n.) A pile of roots, set with plants, mosses, etc., and used as an ornamental object in gardening.
Rootlet (n.) A radicle; a little root.
Ropalic (a.) See Rhopalic.
Rorqual (n.) A very large North Atlantic whalebone whale (Physalus antiquorum, or Balaenoptera physalus). It has a dorsal fin, and strong longitudinal folds on the throat and belly. Called also razorback.
Rosacic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid (called also lithic acid) found in certain red precipitates of urine. See Uric.
Rosalia (n.) A form of melody in which a phrase or passage is successively repeated, each time a step or half step higher; a melodic sequence.
Roseate (a.) Full of roses; rosy; as, roseate bowers.
Roseate (a.) resembling a rose in color or fragrance; esp., tinged with rose color; blooming; as, roseate beauty; her roseate lips.
Rosebay (n.) the oleander.
Rosebay (n.) Any shrub of the genus Rhododendron.
Rosebay (n.) An herb (Epilobium spicatum) with showy purple flowers, common in Europe and North America; -- called also great willow herb.
Rosebud (n.) The flower of a rose before it opens, or when but partially open.
Roseine (n.) See Magenta.
Rosella (n.) A beautiful Australian parrakeet (Platycercus eximius) often kept as a cage bird. The head and back of the neck are scarlet, the throat is white, the back dark green varied with lighter green, and the breast yellow.
Roselle (n.) a malvaceous plant (Hibiscus Sabdariffa) cultivated in the east and West Indies for its fleshy calyxes, which are used for making tarts and jelly and an acid drink.
Roseola (n.) A rose-colored efflorescence upon the skin, occurring in circumscribed patches of little or no elevation and often alternately fading and reviving; also, an acute specific disease which is characterized by an eruption of this character; -- called also rose rash.
Rosette (n.) An imitation of a rose by means of ribbon or other material, -- used as an ornament or a badge.
Rosette (n.) An ornament in the form of a rose or roundel, -much used in decoration.
Rosette (n.) A red color. See Roset.
Rosette (n.) A rose burner. See under Rose.
Rosette (n.) Any structure having a flowerlike form; especially, the group of five broad ambulacra on the upper side of the spatangoid and clypeastroid sea urchins. See Illust. of Spicule, and Sand dollar, under Sand.
Rosette (n.) A flowerlike color marking; as, the rosettes on the leopard.
Rosland (n.) heathy land; land full of heather; moorish or watery land.
Rosolic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a complex red dyestuff (called rosolic acid) which is analogous to rosani
Rostral (a.) Of or pertaining to the beak or snout of an animal, or the beak of a ship; resembling a rostrum, esp., the rostra at Rome, or their decorations.
Rostrum (n.) The beak or head of a ship.
Rostrum (n.) The Beaks; the stage or platform in the forum where orations, pleadings, funeral harangues, etc., were delivered; -- so called because after the Latin war, it was adorned with the beaks of captured vessels; later, applied also to other platforms erected in Rome for the use of public orators.
Rostrum (n.) Hence, a stage for public speaking; the pulpit or platform occupied by an orator or public speaker.
Rostrum (n.) Any beaklike prolongation, esp. of the head of an animal, as the beak of birds.
Rostrum (n.) The beak, or sucking mouth parts, of Hemiptera.
Rostrum (n.) The snout of a gastropod mollusk. See Illust. of Littorina.
Rostrum (n.) The anterior, often spinelike, prolongation of the carapace of a crustacean, as in the lobster and the prawn.
Rostrum (n.) Same as Rostellum.
Rostrum (n.) The pipe to convey the distilling liquor into its receiver in the common alembic.
Rostrum (n.) A pair of forceps of various kinds, having a beaklike form.
Rotting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rot
Rotated (imp. & p. p.) of Rotate
Rotated (a.) Turned round, as a wheel; also, wheel-shaped; rotate.
Rotator (n.) that which gives a rotary or rolling motion, as a muscle which partially rotates or turns some part on its axis.
Rotator (n.) A revolving reverberatory furnace.
Rotchet (n.) The European red gurnard (Trigla pini).
Rotella (n.) Any one of numerous species of small, polished, brightcolored gastropods of the genus Rotella, native of tropical seas.
Rotifer (n.) One of the Rotifera. See Illust. in Appendix.
Rotular (a.) Of or pertaining to the rotula, or kneepan.
Rotunda (a.) A round building; especially, one that is round both on the outside and inside, like the Pantheon at Rome. Less properly, but very commonly, used for a large round room; as, the rotunda of the Capitol at Washington.
Rotundo (n.) See Rotunda.
Roturer (n.) A roturier.
Rouging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rouge
Roughen (v. t.) To make rough.
Roughen (v. i.) To grow or become rough.
Roughly (adv.) In a rough manner; unevenly; harshly; rudely; severely; austerely.
Roulade (n.) A smoothly running passage of short notes (as semiquavers, or sixteenths) uniformly grouped, sung upon one long syllable, as in Handel's oratorios.
Rouleau (n.) A little roll; a roll of coins put up in paper, or something resembling such a roll.
Rounded (imp. & p. p.) of Round
Rounded (a.) Modified by contraction of the lip opening; labialized; labial.
Roundel (a.) A rondelay.
Roundel (a.) Anything having a round form; a round figure; a circle.
Roundel (a.) A small circular shield, sometimes not more than a foot in diameter, used by soldiers in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
Roundel (a.) A circular spot; a sharge in the form of a small circle.
Roundel (a.) A bastion of a circular form.
Rounder (n.) One who rounds; one who comes about frequently or regularly.
Rounder (n.) A tool for making an edge or surface round.
Rounder (n.) An English game somewhat resembling baseball; also, another English game resembling the game of fives, but played with a football.
Roundly (adv.) In a round form or manner.
Roundly (adv.) Openly; boldly; peremptorily; plumply.
Roundly (adv.) Briskly; with speed.
Roundly (adv.) Completely; vigorously; in earnest.
Roundly (adv.) Without regard to detail; in gross; comprehensively; generally; as, to give numbers roundly.
Rousant (a.) Rising; -- applied to a bird in the attitude of rising; also, sometmes, to a bird in profile with wings addorsed.
Rousing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rouse
Rousing (a.) Having power to awaken or excite; exciting.
Rousing (a.) Very great; violent; astounding; as, a rousing fire; a rousing lie.
Routing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rout
Routine (n.) A round of business, amusement, or pleasure, daily or frequently pursued; especially, a course of business or offical duties regularly or frequently returning.
Routine (n.) Any regular course of action or procedure rigidly adhered to by the mere force of habit.
Routish (a.) Uproarious; riotous.
Rowable (a.) That may be rowed, or rowed upon.
Rowboat (n.) A boat designed to be propelled by oars instead of sails.
Rowdies (pl. ) of Rowdy
Roweled (imp. & p. p.) of Rowel
Rowlock (n.) A contrivance or arrangement serving as a fulcrum for an oar in rowing. It consists sometimes of a notch in the gunwale of a boat, sometimes of a pair of pins between which the oar rests on the edge of the gunwale, sometimes of a single pin passing through the oar, or of a metal fork or stirrup pivoted in the gunwale and suporting the oar.
Rowport (n.) An opening in the side of small vessels of war, near the surface of the water, to facilitate rowing in calm weather.
Royalet (n.) A petty or powerless king.
Royally (adv.) In a royal or kingly manner; like a king; as becomes a king.
Royalty (n.) The state of being royal; the condition or quality of a royal person; kingship; kingly office; sovereignty.
Royalty (n.) The person of a king or sovereign; majesty; as, in the presence of royalty.
Royalty (n.) An emblem of royalty; -- usually in the plural, meaning regalia.
Royalty (n.) King
Royalty (n.) Domain; province; sphere.
Royalty (n.) That which is due to a sovereign, as a seigniorage on gold and silver coined at the mint, metals taken from mines, etc.; the tax exacted in lieu of such share; imperiality.
Royalty (n.) A share of the product or profit (as of a mine, forest, etc.), reserved by the owner for permitting another to use the property.
Royalty (n.) Hence (Com.), a duty paid by a manufacturer to the owner of a patent or a copyright at a certain rate for each article manufactured; or, a percentage paid to the owner of an article by one who hires the use of it.
Roynish (a.) Mangy; scabby; hence, mean; paltry; troublesome.
Royster (n.) Alt. of Roysterer
Roytish (a.) Wild; irregular.
Soaking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Soak
Soakage (n.) The act of soaking, or the state of being soaked; also, the quantity that enters or issues by soaking.
Soaking (a.) Wetting thoroughly; drenching; as, a soaking rain.
Soaping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Soap
Soaring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Soar
Soaring () a. & n. from Soar.
Sobbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sob
Sobbing (n.) A series of short, convulsive inspirations, the glottis being suddenly closed so that little or no air enters into the lungs.
Sobered (imp. & p. p.) of Sober
Soberly (adv.) In a sober manner; temperately; cooly; calmly; gravely; seriously.
Soberly (a.) Grave; serious; solemn; sad.
Soboles (n.) A shoot running along under ground, forming new plants at short distances.
Soboles (n.) A sucker, as of tree or shrub.
Socager (n.) A tennant by socage; a socman.
Sociate (a.) Associated.
Sociate (n.) An associate.
Sociate (v. i.) To associate.
Society (n.) The relationship of men to one another when associated in any way; companionship; fellowship; company.
Society (n.) Connection; participation; partnership.
Society (n.) A number of persons associated for any temporary or permanent object; an association for mutual or joint usefulness, pleasure, or profit; a social union; a partnership; as, a missionary society.
Society (n.) The persons, collectively considered, who live in any region or at any period; any community of individuals who are united together by a common bond of nearness or intercourse; those who recognize each other as associates, friends, and acquaintances.
Society (n.) Specifically, the more cultivated portion of any community in its social relations and influences; those who mutually give receive formal entertainments.
Sodding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sod
Softish (a.) Somewhat soft.
Softner (n.) See Softener.
Soiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Soil
Soilure (n.) Stain; pollution.
Sojourn (v. i.) To dwell for a time; to dwell or live in a place as a temporary resident or as a stranger, not considering the place as a permanent habitation; to delay; to tarry.
Sojourn (v. i.) A temporary residence, as that of a traveler in a foreign land.
Sokeman (n.) See Socman.
Solaced (imp. & p. p.) of Solace
Solania (n.) Solanine.
Solanum (n.) A genus of plants comprehending the potato (S. tuberosum), the eggplant (S. melongena, and several hundred other species; nightshade.
Solaria (pl. ) of Solarium
Soldier (n.) One who is engaged in military service as an officer or a private; one who serves in an army; one of an organized body of combatants.
Soldier (n.) Especially, a private in military service, as distinguished from an officer.
Soldier (n.) A brave warrior; a man of military experience and skill, or a man of distinguished valor; -- used by way of emphasis or distinction.
Soldier (n.) The red or cuckoo gurnard (Trigla pini.)
Soldier (n.) One of the asexual polymorphic forms of white ants, or termites, in which the head and jaws are very large and strong. The soldiers serve to defend the nest. See Termite.
Soldier (v. i.) To serve as a soldier.
Soldier (v. i.) To make a pretense of doing something, or of performing any task.
Solicit (v. t.) To ask from with earnestness; to make petition to; to apply to for obtaining something; as, to solicit person for alms.
Solicit (v. t.) To endeavor to obtain; to seek; to plead for; as, to solicit an office; to solicit a favor.
Solicit (v. t.) To awake or excite to action; to rouse desire in; to summon; to appeal to; to invite.
Solicit (v. t.) To urge the claims of; to plead; to act as solicitor for or with reference to.
Solicit (v. t.) To disturb; to disquiet; -- a Latinism rarely used.
Solidly (adv.) In a solid manner; densely; compactly; firmly; truly.
Soliped (n.) A mammal having a single hoof on each foot, as the horses and asses; a solidungulate.
Sollein (a.) Sullen; sad.
Soloist (n.) One who sings or plays a solo.
Solomon (n.) One of the kings of Israel, noted for his superior wisdom and magnificent reign; hence, a very wise man.
Soluble (a.) Susceptible of being dissolved in a fluid; capable of solution; as, some substances are soluble in alcohol which are not soluble in water.
Soluble (a.) Susceptible of being solved; as, a soluble algebraic problem; susceptible of being disentangled, unraveled, or explained; as, the mystery is perhaps soluble.
Soluble (a.) Relaxed; open or readily opened.
Solving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Solve
Solvend (n.) A substance to be dissolved.
Solvent (a.) Having the power of dissolving; dissolving; as, a solvent fluid.
Solvent (a.) Able or sufficient to pay all just debts; as, a solvent merchant; the estate is solvent.
Solvent (n.) A substance (usually liquid) suitable for, or employed in, solution, or in dissolving something; as, water is the appropriate solvent of most salts, alcohol of resins, ether of fats, and mercury or acids of metals, etc.
Solvent (n.) That which resolves; as, a solvent of mystery.
Somatic (a.) Of or pertaining to the body as a whole; corporeal; as, somatic death; somatic changes.
Somatic (a.) Of or pertaining to the wall of the body; somatopleuric; parietal; as, the somatic stalk of the yolk sac of an embryo.
Somehow (adv.) In one way or another; in some way not yet known or designated; by some means; as, the thing must be done somehow; he lives somehow.
Sommeil (n.) Slumber; sleep.
Somnial (a.) Of or pertaining to sleep or dreams.
Somnour (n.) A summoner; an apparitor; a sompnour.
Somonce (n.) A summons; a citation.
Sonance (n.) A sound; a tune; as, to sound the tucket sonance.
Sonance (n.) The quality or state of being sonant.
Sondeli (n.) The musk shrew. See under Musk.
Songful (a.) Disposed to sing; full of song.
Songish (a.) Consisting of songs.
Sonifer (n.) A kind of ear trumpet for the deaf, or the partially deaf.
Sonless (a.) Being without a son.
Sonnish (a.) Like the sun; sunny; golden.
Sonnite (n.) See Sunnite.
Sonship (n.) The state of being a son, or of bearing the relation of a son; filiation.
Sonties (n.) Probably from "saintes" saints, or from sanctities; -- used as an oath.
Sooting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Soot
Soothed (imp. & p. p.) of Soothe
Soother (n.) One who, or that which, soothes.
Soothly (adv.) In truth; truly; really; verily.
Sootish (a.) Sooty.
Sopping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sop
Sophime (n.) Sophism.
Sophism (n.) The doctrine or mode of reasoning practiced by a sophist; hence, any fallacy designed to deceive.
Sophist (n.) One of a class of men who taught eloquence, philosophy, and politics in ancient Greece; especially, one of those who, by their fallacious but plausible reasoning, puzzled inquirers after truth, weakened the faith of the people, and drew upon themselves general hatred and contempt.
Sophist (n.) Hence, an impostor in argument; a captious or fallacious reasoner.
Sophora (n.) A genus of leguminous plants.
Sophora (n.) A tree (Sophora Japonica) of Eastern Asia, resembling the common locust; occasionally planted in the United States.
Soprani (pl. ) of Soprano
Soprano (n.) The treble; the highest vocal register; the highest kind of female or boy's voice; the upper part in harmony for mixed voices.
Soprano (n.) A singer, commonly a woman, with a treble voice.
Sorance (n.) Soreness.
Sorbate (n.) A salt of sorbic acid.
Sorbent (n.) An absorbent.
Sorbile (a.) Fit to be drunk or sipped.
Sorbite (n.) A sugarlike substance, isomeric with mannite and dulcite, found with sorbin in the ripe berries of the sorb, and extracted as a sirup or a white crystal
Sorcery (n.) Divination by the assistance, or supposed assistance, of evil spirits, or the power of commanding evil spirits; magic; necromancy; witchcraft; enchantment.
Sordine (n.) See Damper, and 5th Mute.
Soredia (n.) pl. of Soredium.
Soredia (pl. ) of Soredium
Sorehon (n.) Formerly, in Ireland, a kind of servile tenure which subjected the tenant to maintain his chieftain gratuitously whenever he wished to indulge in a revel.
Sorghum (n.) A genus of grasses, properly limited to two species, Sorghum Halepense, the Arabian millet, or Johnson grass (see Johnson grass), and S. vulgare, the Indian millet (see Indian millet, under Indian).
Sorghum (n.) A variety of Sorghum vulgare, grown for its saccharine juice; the Chinese sugar cane.
Sorites (n.) An abridged form of stating of syllogisms in a series of propositions so arranged that the predicate of each one that precedes forms the subject of each one that follows, and the conclusion unites the subject of the first proposition with the predicate of the last proposition
Sororal (a.) Relating to a sister; sisterly.
Sorosis (n.) A woman's club; an association of women.
Sorosis (n.) A fleshy fruit formed by the consolidation of many flowers with their receptacles, ovaries, etc., as the breadfruit, mulberry, and pineapple.
Sorrage (n.) The blades of green or barley.
Sorrily (adv.) In a sorry manner; poorly.
Sorting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sort
Sotadic (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the lascivious compositions of the Greek poet Sotades.
Sotadic (n.) A Sotadic verse or poem.
Sothiac (a.) Alt. of Sothic
Sotilte (n.) Subtlety.
Sottery (n.) Folly.
Sottish (a.) Like a sot; doltish; very foolish; drunken.
Souffle (n.) A murmuring or blowing sound; as, the uterine souffle heard over the pregnant uterus.
Souffle (n.) A side dish served hot from the oven at dinner, made of eggs, milk, and flour or other farinaceous substance, beaten till very light, and flavored with fruits, liquors, or essence.
Soulili (n.) A long-tailed, crested Javan monkey (Semnopithecus mitratus). The head, the crest, and the upper surface of the tail, are black.
Sounded (imp. & p. p.) of Sound
Sounder (n.) One who, or that which; sounds; specifically, an instrument used in telegraphy in place of a register, the communications being read by sound.
Sounder (n.) A herd of wild hogs.
Soundly (adv.) In a sound manner.
Souring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sour
Souring (n.) Any sour apple.
Sourish (a.) Somewhat sour; moderately acid; as, sourish fruit; a sourish taste.
Soursop (n.) The large succulent and slightly acid fruit of a small tree (Anona muricata) of the West Indies; also, the tree itself. It is closely allied to the custard apple.
Sousing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Souse
Souslik (n.) See Suslik.
Soutage (n.) That in which anything is packed; bagging, as for hops.
Soutane (n.) A close garnment with straight sleeves, and skirts reaching to the ankles, and buttoned in front from top to bottom; especially, the black garment of this shape worn by the clergy in France and Italy as their daily dress; a cassock.
Southed (imp. & p. p.) of South
Souther (n.) A strong wind, gale, or storm from the south.
Southly (adv.) Southerly.
Sowbane (n.) The red goosefoot (Chenopodium rubrum), -- said to be fatal to swine.
Toadish (a.) Like a toad.
Toadlet (n.) A small toad.
Toadies (pl. ) of Toady
Toadied (imp. & p. p.) of Toady
Toasted (imp. & p. p.) of Toast
Toaster (n.) One who toasts.
Toaster (n.) A kitchen utensil for toasting bread, cheese, etc.
Tobacco (n.) An American plant (Nicotiana Tabacum) of the Nightshade family, much used for smoking and chewing, and as snuff. As a medicine, it is narcotic, emetic, and cathartic. Tobacco has a strong, peculiar smell, and an acrid taste.
Tobacco (n.) The leaves of the plant prepared for smoking, chewing, etc., by being dried, cured, and manufactured in various ways.
To-beat (v. t.) To beat thoroughly or severely.
Toccata (n.) An old form of piece for the organ or harpsichord, somewhat in the free and brilliant style of the prelude, fantasia, or capriccio.
Toddled (imp. & p. p.) of Toddle
Toddler (n.) One who toddles; especially, a young child.
To-fall (n.) A lean-to. See Lean-to.
Toftmen (pl. ) of Toftman
Toftman (n.) The owner of a toft. See Toft, 3.
Togated (a.) Dressed in a toga or gown; wearing a gown; gowned.
Toggery (n.) Clothes; garments; dress; as, fishing toggery.
Togider (adv.) Alt. of Togidres
Toiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Toil
Toilful (a.) Producing or involving much toil; laborious; toilsome; as, toilful care.
Tokened (imp. & p. p.) of Token
Tokened (a.) Marked by tokens, or spots; as, the tokened pestilence.
Tolling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Toll
Tollage (n.) Payment of toll; also, the amount or quantity paid as toll.
Tollmen (pl. ) of Tollman
Tollman (n.) One who receives or collects toll; a toll gatherer.
Toluate (n.) A salt of any one of the toluic acids.
Toluene (n.) A hydrocarbon, C6H5.CH3, of the aromatic series, homologous with benzene, and obtained as a light mobile colorless liquid, by distilling tolu balsam, coal tar, etc.; -- called also methyl benzene, phenyl methane, etc.
Toluole (n.) Same as Toluene.
Toluric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, any one of three isomeric crystal
Tomaley (n.) The liver of the lobster, which becomes green when boiled; -- called also tomal
Tombing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tomb
Tomelet (n.) All small tome, or volume.
Tomenta (pl. ) of Tomentum
Tomfool (n.) A great fool; a trifler.
Tomjohn (n.) A kind of open sedan used in Ceylon, carried by a single pole on men's shoulders.
Tompion (n.) A stopper of a cannon or a musket. See Tampion.
Tompion (n.) A plug in a flute or an organ pipe, to modulate the tone.
Tompion (n.) The iron bottom to which grapeshot are fixed.
Tom-tom (n.) See Tam-tam.
To-name (n.) A name added, for the sake of distinction, to one's surname, or used instead of it.
Tongued (imp. & p. p.) of Tongue
Tongued (a.) Having a tongue.
Tonical (a.) Tonic.
Tonight (adv.) On this present or coming night.
Tonight (adv.) On the last night past.
Tonight (n.) The present or the coming night; the night after the present day.
Tonnage (n.) The weight of goods carried in a boat or a ship.
Tonnage (n.) The cubical content or burden of a vessel, or vessels, in tons; or, the amount of weight which one or several vessels may carry. See Ton, n. (b).
Tonnage (n.) A duty or impost on vessels, estimated per ton, or, a duty, toll, or rate payable on goods per ton transported on canals.
Tonnage (n.) The whole amount of shipping estimated by tons; as, the tonnage of the United States. See Ton.
Tonnish (a.) In the ton; fashionable; modish.
Tonsile (a.) Capable of being clipped.
Tonsure (n.) The act of clipping the hair, or of shaving the crown of the head; also, the state of being shorn.
Tonsure (n.) The first ceremony used for devoting a person to the service of God and the church; the first degree of the clericate, given by a bishop, abbot, or cardinal priest, consisting in cutting off the hair from a circular space at the back of the head, with prayers and benedictions; hence, entrance or admission into minor orders.
Tonsure (n.) The shaven corona, or crown, which priests wear as a mark of their order and of their rank.
Tontine (n.) An annuity, with the benefit of survivorship, or a loan raised on life annuities with the benefit of survivorship. Thus, an annuity is shared among a number, on the principle that the share of each, at his death, is enjoyed by the survivors, until at last the whole goes to the last survivor, or to the last two or three, according to the terms on which the money is advanced. Used also adjectively; as, tontine insurance.
tooling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tool
Tooling (n.) Work performed with a tool.
Tooting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Toot
Toothed (imp. & p. p.) of Tooth
Toothed (a.) Having teeth; furnished with teeth.
Toothed (a.) Having marginal projecting points; dentate.
Topping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Top
Toparch (n.) The ruler or principal man in a place or country; the governor of a toparchy.
Topcoat (n.) An outer coat; an overcoat.
Topiary (a.) Of or pertaining to ornamental gardening; produced by cutting, trimming, etc.; topiarian.
Topical (n.) Of or pertaining to a place; limited; logical application; as, a topical remedy; a topical claim or privilege.
Topical (n.) Pertaining to, or consisting of, a topic or topics; according to topics.
Topical (n.) Resembling a topic, or general maxim; hence, not demonstrative, but merely probable, as an argument.
Topknot (n.) A crest or knot of feathers upon the head or top, as of a bird; also, an orgamental knot worn on top of the head, as by women.
Topknot (n.) A small Europen flounder (Rhoumbus punctatus). The name is also applied to allied species.
Topless (a.) Having no top, or no visble fop; hence, fig.: very lofty; supreme; unequaled.
Topmast (n.) The second mast, or that which is next above the lower mast, and below the topgallant mast.
Topmost (a.) Highest; uppermost; as, the topmost cliff; the topmost branch of a tree.
Topping (a.) Rising above; surpassing.
Topping (a.) Hence, assuming superiority; proud.
Topping (a.) Fine; gallant.
Topping (n.) The act of one who tops; the act of cutting off the top.
Topping (n.) The act of raising one extremity of a spar higher than the other.
Topping (n.) That which comes from hemp in the process of hatcheling.
Toppled (imp. & p. p.) of Topple
Topsail (n.) In a square-rigged vessel, the sail next above the lowermost sail on a mast. This sail is the one most frequently reefed or furled in working the ship. In a fore-and-aft rigged vessel, the sail set upon and above the gaff. See Cutter, Schooner, Sail, and Ship.
Topsmen (pl. ) of Topsman
Topsman (n.) The chief drover of those who drive a herd of cattle.
Topsman (n.) The uppermost sawyer in a saw pit; a topman.
Topsoil (n.) The upper layer of soil; surface soil.
Torcher (n.) One who gives light with a torch, or as if with a torch.
To-rent (imp. & p. p.) of To-rend
To-rend (v. t.) To rend in pieces.
Torgoch (n.) The saibling.
Torilto (n.) A species of Turnix (Turnix sylvatica) native of Spain and Northen Africa.
Torment (n.) An engine for casting stones.
Torment (n.) Extreme pain; anguish; torture; the utmost degree of misery, either of body or mind.
Torment (n.) That which gives pain, vexation, or misery.
Torment (v. t.) To put to extreme pain or anguish; to inflict excruciating misery upon, either of body or mind; to torture.
Torment (v. t.) To pain; to distress; to afflict.
Torment (v. t.) To tease; to vex; to harass; as, to be tormented with importunities, or with petty annoyances.
Torment (v. t.) To put into great agitation.
Tormina (n. pl.) acute, colicky pains; gripes.
Tornado (n.) A violent whirling wind; specifically (Meteorol.), a tempest distinguished by a rapid whirling and slow progressive motion, usually accompaned with severe thunder, lightning, and torrents of rain, and commonly of short duration and small breadth; a small cyclone.
Torpedo (n.) Any one of numerous species of elasmobranch fishes belonging to Torpedo and allied genera. They are related to the rays, but have the power of giving electrical shocks. Called also crampfish, and numbfish. See Electrical fish, under Electrical.
Torpedo (n.) An engine or machine for destroying ships by blowing them up.
Torpedo (n.) A quantity of explosives anchored in a channel, beneath the water, or set adrift in a current, and so arranged that they will be exploded when touched by a vessel, or when an electric circuit is closed by an operator on shore.
Torpedo (n.) A kind of small submarine boat carrying an explosive charge, and projected from a ship against another ship at a distance, or made self-propelling, and otherwise automatic in its action against a distant ship.
Torpedo (n.) A kind of shell or cartridge buried in earth, to be exploded by electricity or by stepping on it.
Torpedo (n.) A kind of detonating cartridge or shell placed on a rail, and exploded when crushed under the locomotive wheels, -- used as an alarm signal.
Torpedo (n.) An explosive cartridge or shell lowered or dropped into a bored oil well, and there exploded, to clear the well of obstructions or to open communication with a source of supply of oil.
Torpedo (n.) A kind of firework in the form of a small ball, or pellet, which explodes when thrown upon a hard object.
Torpedo (v. t.) to destroy by, or subject to the action of, a torpedo.
Torpent (a.) Having no motion or activity; incapable of motion; benumbed; torpid.
Torpify (v. t.) To make torpid; to numb, or benumb.
Torqued (a.) Wreathed; twisted.
Torqued (a.) Twisted; bent; -- said of a dolphin haurient, which forms a figure like the letter S.
Torques (n.) A cervical ring of hair or feathers, distinguished by its color or structure; a collar.
Torrefy (v. t.) To dry by a fire.
Torrefy (v. t.) To subject to scorching heat, so as to drive off volatile ingredients; to roast, as ores.
Torrefy (v. t.) To dry or parch, as drugs, on a metallic plate till they are friable, or are reduced to the state desired.
Torrent (n.) A violent stream, as of water, lava, or the like; a stream suddenly raised and running rapidly, as down a precipice.
Torrent (n.) Fig.: A violent or rapid flow; a strong current; a flood; as, a torrent of vices; a torrent of eloquence.
Torrent (n.) Rolling or rushing in a rapid stream.
Torrock (n.) A gull.
Torsion (n.) The act of turning or twisting, or the state of being twisted; the twisting or wrenching of a body by the exertion of a lateral force tending to turn one end or part of it about a longitudinal axis, while the other is held fast or turned in the opposite direction.
Torsion (n.) That force with which a thread, wire, or rod of any material, returns, or tends to return, to a state of rest after it has been twisted; torsibility.
Torteau (n.) A roundel of a red color.
Tortile (a.) Twisted; wreathed; coiled.
Tortion (n.) Torment; pain.
Tortive (a.) Twisted; wreathed.
Tortrix (n.) Any one of numerous species of small moths of the family Tortricidae, the larvae of which usually roll up the leaves of plants on which they live; -- also called leaf roller.
Tortrix (n.) A genus of tropical short-tailed snakes, which are not venomous. One species (Tortrix scytalae) is handsomely banded with black, and is sometimes worn alive by the natives of Brazil for a necklace.
Torture (n.) Extreme pain; anguish of body or mind; pang; agony; torment; as, torture of mind.
Torture (n.) Especially, severe pain inflicted judicially, either as punishment for a crime, or for the purpose of extorting a confession from an accused person, as by water or fire, by the boot or thumbkin, or by the rack or wheel.
Torture (n.) The act or process of torturing.
Torture (v. t.) To put to torture; to pain extremely; to harass; to vex.
Torture (v. t.) To punish with torture; to put to the rack; as, to torture an accused person.
Torture (v. t.) To wrest from the proper meaning; to distort.
Torture (v. t.) To keep on the stretch, as a bow.
Torulae (pl. ) of Torula
Torvity (a.) Sourness or severity of countenance; sterness.
Torvous (a.) Sour of aspect; of a severe countenance; stern; grim.
Toryism (n.) The principles of the Tories.
Toshred (v. t.) To cut into shreads or pieces.
Tossing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Toss
Tossily (adv.) In a tossy manner.
Tossing (n.) The act of throwing upward; a rising and falling suddenly; a rolling and tumbling.
Tossing (n.) A process which consists in washing ores by violent agitation in water, in order to separate the lighter or earhy particles; -- called also tozing, and treloobing, in Cornwall.
Tossing (n.) A process for refining tin by dropping it through the air while melted.
Tosspot (n.) A toper; one habitually given to strong drink; a drunkard.
Toswink (v. i.) To labor excessively.
Totally (adv.) In a total manner; wholly; entirely.
Totemic (a.) Of or pertaining to a totem, or totemism.
T'other () A colloquial contraction of the other, and formerly a contraction for that other. See the Note under That, 2.
Tottery (a.) Trembling or vaccilating, as if about to fall; unsteady; shaking.
Tottled (imp. & p. p.) of Totly
Touched (imp. & p. p.) of Touch
Toughen (v. i. & t.) To grow or make tough, or tougher.
Toughly (adv.) In a tough manner.
Touring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tour
Touraco (n.) Same as Turacou.
Tourist (n.) One who makes a tour, or performs a journey in a circuit.
Tourney (v. t.) A tournament.
Tourney (n.) To perform in tournaments; to tilt.
Tousing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Touze
Towards (prep.) In the direction of; to.
Towards (prep.) With direction to, in a moral sense; with respect or reference to; regarding; concerning.
Towards (prep.) Tending to; in the direction of; in behalf of.
Towards (prep.) Near; about; approaching to.
Towards (adv.) Near; at hand; in state of preparation.
Towards (prep. & adv.) See Toward.
Towboat (n.) A vessel constructed for being towed, as a canal boat.
Towboat (n.) A steamer used for towing other vessels; a tug.
towered (imp. & p. p.) of Tower
Towered (a.) Adorned or defended by towers.
Towilly (n.) The sanderling; -- so called from its cry.
Townish (a.) Of or pertaining to the inhabitants of a town; like the town.
Townlet (n.) A small town.
Towpath (n.) A path traveled by men or animals in towing boats; -- called also towing path.
Towrope (n.) A rope used in towing vessels.
Tox/mia (a.) Blood poisoning. See under Blood.
Toxical (a.) Of or pertaining to poison; poisonous; as, toxic medicines.
Toxodon (n.) A gigantic extinct herbivorous mammal from South America, having teeth bent like a bow. It is the type of the order Toxodonta.
Toxotes (n.) A genus of fishes comprising the archer fishes. See Archer fish.
Toyshop (n.) A shop where toys are sold.
Toysome (a.) Disposed to toy; trifling; wanton.
Vocable (n.) A word; a term; a name; specifically, a word considered as composed of certain sounds or letters, without regard to its meaning.
Vocalic (a.) Of or pertaining to vowel sounds; consisting of the vowel sounds.
Vocally (adv.) In a vocal manner; with voice; orally; with audible sound.
Vocally (adv.) In words; verbally; as, to express desires vocally.
Voicing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Voice
Voiding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Void
Voiding (n.) The act of one who, or that which, v/ids.
Voiding (n.) That which is voided; that which is ejected or evacuated; a remnant; a fragment.
Voiding (a.) Receiving what is ejected or voided.
Voiture (n.) A carriage.
Voivode (n.) See Waywode.
Volador (n.) A flying fish of California (Exoc/tus Californicus): -- called also volator.
Volador (n.) The Atlantic flying gurnard. See under Flying.
Volante (n.) A cumbrous two-wheeled pleasure carriage used in Cuba.
Volapuk (n.) Literally, world's speech; the name of an artificial language invented by Johan Martin Schleyer, of Constance, Switzerland, about 1879.
Volator (n.) Same as Volador, 1.
Volcano (n.) A mountain or hill, usually more or less conical in form, from which lava, cinders, steam, sulphur gases, and the like, are ejected; -- often popularly called a burning mountain.
Volleys (pl. ) of Volley
Voltage (n.) Electric potential or potential difference, expressed in volts.
Voltaic (a.) Of or pertaining to Alessandro Volta, who first devised apparatus for developing electric currents by chemical action, and established this branch of electric science; discovered by Volta; as, voltaic electricity.
Voltaic (a.) Of or pertaining to voltaism, or voltaic electricity; as, voltaic induction; the voltaic arc.
Voluble (a.) Easily rolling or turning; easily set in motion; apt to roll; rotating; as, voluble particles of matter.
Voluble (a.) Moving with ease and smoothness in uttering words; of rapid speech; nimble in speaking; glib; as, a flippant, voluble, tongue.
Voluble (a.) Changeable; unstable; fickle.
Voluble (a.) Having the power or habit of turning or twining; as, the voluble stem of hop plants.
Volumed (a.) Having the form of a volume, or roil; as, volumed mist.
Volumed (a.) Having volume, or bulk; massive; great.
Volupty (n.) Voluptuousness.
Volutas (pl. ) of Voluta
Volutae (pl. ) of Voluta
Voluted (a.) Having a volute, or spiral scroll.
Vomited (imp. & p. p.) of Vomit
Votress (n.) A votaress.
Vouched (imp. & p. p.) of Vouch
Vouchee (n.) The person who is vouched, or called into court to support or make good his warranty of title in the process of common recovery.
Voucher (n.) One who vouches, or gives witness or full attestation, to anything.
Voucher (n.) A book, paper, or document which serves to vouch the truth of accounts, or to confirm and establish facts of any kind; also, any acquittance or receipt showing the payment of a debt; as, the merchant's books are his vouchers for the correctness of his accounts; notes, bonds, receipts, and other writings, are used as vouchers in proving facts.
Voucher (n.) The act of calling in a person to make good his warranty of title in the old form of action for the recovery of lands.
Voucher (n.) The tenant in a writ of right; one who calls in another to establish his warranty of title. In common recoveries, there may be a single voucher or double vouchers.
Voweled (a.) Furnished with vowels.
Voyaged (imp. & p. p.) of Voyage
Voyager (n.) One who voyages; one who sails or passes by sea or water.
Wofully (adv.) In a woeful manner; sorrowfully; mournfully; miserably; dolefully.
Woesome (a.) Woeful.
Wolfish (a.) Like a wolf; having the qualities or form of a wolf; as, a wolfish visage; wolfish designs.
Wolfkin (n.) A little or young wolf.
Wolfram (n.) Same as Wolframite.
Wolvish (a.) Wolfish.
Womanly (a.) Becoming a woman; feminine; as, womanly behavior.
Womanly (adv.) In the manner of a woman; with the grace, tenderness, or affection of a woman.
Wonders (adv.) See Wondrous.
Wonting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wont
Wooding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wood
Woodcut (n.) An engraving on wood; also, a print from it. Same as Wood cut, under Wood.
Woodmen (pl. ) of Woodman
Woodman (n.) A forest officer appointed to take care of the king's woods; a forester.
Woodman (n.) A sportsman; a hunter.
Woodman (n.) One who cuts down trees; a woodcutter.
Woodman (n.) One who dwells in the woods or forest; a bushman.
Woofell (n.) The European blackbird.
Woolded (imp. & p. p.) of Woold
Woolder (n.) A stick used to tighten the rope in woolding.
Woolder (n.) One of the handles of the top, formed by a wooden pin passing through it. See 1st Top, 2.
Woolert (n.) The barn owl.
Woolmen (pl. ) of Woolman
Woolman (n.) One who deals in wool.
Woolsey (n.) Linsey-woolsey.
Woorali (n.) Same as Curare.
Wording (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Word
Wordily (adv.) In a wordy manner.
Wording (n.) The act or manner of expressing in words; style of expression; phrasing.
Wordish (a.) Respecting words; full of words; wordy.
Wrought () of Work
Working (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Work
Workbag (n.) A bag for holding implements or materials for work; especially, a reticule, or bag for holding needlework, and the like.
Workbox (n.) A box for holding instruments or materials for work.
Workday (n. & a.) A day on which work is performed, as distinguished from Sunday, festivals, etc., a working day.
Workful (a.) Full of work; diligent.
Working () a & n. from Work.
Workmen (pl. ) of Workman
Workman (n.) A man employed in labor, whether in tillage or manufactures; a worker.
Workman (n.) Hence, especially, a skillful artificer or laborer.
Worldly (a.) Relating to the world; human; common; as, worldly maxims; worldly actions.
Worldly (a.) Pertaining to this world or life, in contradistinction from the life to come; secular; temporal; devoted to this life and its enjoyments; bent on gain; as, worldly pleasures, affections, honor, lusts, men.
Worldly (a.) Lay, as opposed to clerical.
Worldly (adv.) With relation to this life; in a worldly manner.
Worming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Worm
Wormian (a.) Discovered or described by Olanus Wormius, a Danish anatomist.
Worrier (n.) One who worries.
Worried (imp. & p. p.) of Worry
Worries (pl. ) of Worry
Worship (a.) Excellence of character; dignity; worth; worthiness.
Worship (a.) Honor; respect; civil deference.
Worship (a.) Hence, a title of honor, used in addresses to certain magistrates and others of rank or station.
Worship (a.) The act of paying divine honors to the Supreme Being; religious reverence and homage; adoration, or acts of reverence, paid to God, or a being viewed as God.
Worship (a.) Obsequious or submissive respect; extravagant admiration; adoration.
Worship (a.) An object of worship.
Worship (v. t.) To respect; to honor; to treat with civil reverence.
Worship (v. t.) To pay divine honors to; to reverence with supreme respect and veneration; to perform religious exercises in honor of; to adore; to venerate.
Worship (v. t.) To honor with extravagant love and extreme submission, as a lover; to adore; to idolize.
Worship (v. i.) To perform acts of homage or adoration; esp., to perform religious service.
Worsted (imp. & p. p.) of Worst
Worsted (n.) Well-twisted yarn spun of long-staple wool which has been combed to lay the fibers parallel, used for carpets, cloth, hosiery, gloves, and the like.
Worsted (n.) Fine and soft woolen yarn, untwisted or lightly twisted, used in knitting and embroidery.
Wottest () 2d pers. sing. pres. of Wit, to know.
Wotteth () 3d pers. sing. pres. of Wit, to know.
Wounded (imp. & p. p.) of Wound
Wounder (n.) One who, or that which, wounds.
Wourali (n.) Same as Curare.
Wou-wou (n.) The agile, or silvery, gibbon; -- called also camper. See Gibbon.
Wow-wow (n.) See Wou-wou.
Yodeled (imp. & p. p.) of Yodle
Yodling () of Yodle
Yokeage (n.) See Rokeage.
Yokelet (n.) A small farm; -- so called as requiring but one yoke of oxen to till it.
Youngly (a.) Like a young person or thing; young; youthful.
Youngly (adv.) In a young manner; in the period of youth; early in life.
Youngly (adv.) Ignorantly; weakly.
Youngth (n.) Youth.
Younker (a.) A young person; a stripling; a yonker.
Youthly (a.) Young; youthful.
Zoccolo (n.) Same as Socle.
Zoilean (a.) Having the characteristic of Zoilus, a bitter, envious, unjust critic, who lived about 270 years before Christ.
Zoilism (n.) Resemblance to Zoilus in style or manner; carping criticism; detraction.
Zoisite (n.) A grayish or whitish mineral occurring in orthorhombic, prismatic crystals, also in columnar masses. It is a silicate of alumina and lime, and is allied to epidote.
Zonaria (n. pl.) A division of Mammalia in which the placenta is zonelike.
Zonular (a.) Of or pertaining to a zone; zone-shaped.
Zonulet (n.) A zonule.
Zoocyst (n.) A cyst formed by certain Protozoa and unicellular plants which the contents divide into a large number of granules, each of which becomes a germ.
Zooecia (pl. ) of Zooecium
Zoogamy (n.) The sexual reproduction of animals.
Zoogeny (n.) Alt. of Zoogony
Zoogony (n.) The doctrine of the formation of living beings.
Zooidal (a.) Of or pertaining to a zooid; as, a zooidal form.
Zoology (n.) That part of biology which relates to the animal kingdom, including the structure, embryology, evolution, classification, habits, and distribution of all animals, both living and extinct.
Zoology (n.) A treatise on this science.
Zoonite (n.) One of the segments of the body of an articulate animal.
Zoonite (n.) One of the theoretic transverse divisions of any segmented animal.
Zoonomy (n.) The laws of animal life, or the science which treats of the phenomena of animal life, their causes and relations.
Zoonule (n.) Same as Zoonite.
Zootomy (n.) The dissection or the anatomy of animals; -- distinguished from androtomy.
Zorilla (n.) Either one of two species of small African carnivores of the genus Ictonyx allied to the weasels and skunks.
Zostera (n.) A genus of plants of the Naiadaceae, or Pondweed family. Zostera marina is commonly known as sea wrack, and eelgrass.
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Author: Mark McCracken is a corporate trainer and author living in Higashi Osaka, Japan. He is the author of thousands of online articles as well as the Business English textbook, "25 Business Skills in English".