7 letter words whose second letter is R
Arabian (a.) Of or pertaining to Arabia or its inhabitants.
Arabian (n.) A native of Arabia; an Arab.
Arabism (n.) An Arabic idiom peculiarly of language.
Arabist (n.) One well versed in the Arabic language or literature; also, formerly, one who followed the Arabic system of surgery.
Aracari (n.) A South American bird, of the genus Pleroglossius, allied to the toucans. There are several species.
Aramean (a.) Of or pertaining to the Syrians and Chaldeans, or to their language; Aramaic.
Aramean (n.) A native of Aram.
Aramaic (a.) Pertaining to Aram, or to the territory, inhabitants, language, or literature of Syria and Mesopotamia; Aramaean; -- specifically applied to the northern branch of the Semitic family of languages, including Syriac and Chaldee.
Aramaic (n.) The Aramaic language.
Aration (n.) Plowing; tillage.
Aratory (a.) Contributing to tillage.
Arbiter (n.) A person appointed, or chosen, by parties to determine a controversy between them.
Arbiter (n.) Any person who has the power of judging and determining, or ordaining, without control; one whose power of deciding and governing is not limited.
Arbiter (v. t.) To act as arbiter between.
Arblast (n.) A crossbow. See Arbalest.
Arbored (a.) Furnished with an arbor;
Arboret (n.) A small tree or shrub.
Arbutus (n.) Alt. of Arbute
Arcaded (a.) Furnished with an arcade.
Arcadia (n.) A mountainous and picturesque district of Greece, in the heart of the Peloponnesus, whose people were distinguished for contentment and rural happiness.
Arcadia (n.) Fig.: Any region or scene of simple pleasure and untroubled quiet.
Arcadic (a.) Of or pertaining to Arcadia; pastoral; ideally rural; as, Arcadian simplicity or scenery.
Arcanum (n.) A secret; a mystery; -- generally used in the plural.
Arcanum (n.) A secret remedy; an elixir.
Arching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Arch
Archaic (a.) Of or characterized by antiquity or archaism; antiquated; obsolescent.
Archery (n.) The use of the bow and arrows in battle, hunting, etc.; the art, practice, or skill of shooting with a bow and arrows.
Archery (n.) Archers, or bowmen, collectively.
Archeus (n.) The vital principle or force which (according to the Paracelsians) presides over the growth and continuation of living beings; the anima mundi or plastic power of the old philosophers.
Arching (n.) The arched part of a structure.
Arching (n.) Hogging; -- opposed to sagging.
Archive (n.) The place in which public records or historic documents are kept.
Archive (n.) Public records or documents preserved as evidence of facts; as, the archives of a country or family.
Archway (n.) A way or passage under an arch.
Arcuate (a.) Alt. of Arcuated
Arcubus (n.) See Arquebus.
Ardency (n.) Heat.
Ardency (n.) Warmth of passion or affection; ardor; vehemence; eagerness; as, the ardency of love or zeal.
Arduous (a.) Steep and lofty, in a literal sense; hard to climb.
Arduous (a.) Attended with great labor, like the ascending of acclivities; difficult; laborious; as, an arduous employment, task, or enterprise.
Arenose (a.) Sandy; full of sand.
Areolae (pl. ) of Areola
Areolar (a.) Pertaining to, or like, an areola; filled with interstices or areolae.
Areolet (n.) A small inclosed area; esp. one of the small spaces on the wings of insects, circumscribed by the veins.
Argoile (n.) Potter's clay.
Argolic (a.) Pertaining to Argolis, a district in the Peloponnesus.
Arguing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Argue
Argulus (n.) A genus of copepod Crustacea, parasitic of fishes; a fish louse. See Branchiura.
Arhizal (a.) Alt. of Arhythmous
Aricine (n.) An alkaloid, first found in white cinchona bark.
Aridity (n.) The state or quality of being arid or without moisture; dryness.
Aridity (n.) Fig.: Want of interest of feeling; insensibility; dryness of style or feeling; spiritual drought.
Arietta (n.) Alt. of Ariette
Ariette (n.) A short aria, or air.
Arillus (n.) A exterior covering, forming a false coat or appendage to a seed, as the loose, transparent bag inclosing the seed or the white water lily. The mace of the nutmeg is also an aril.
Arising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Arise
Armhole (n.) The cavity under the shoulder; the armpit.
Armhole (n.) A hole for the arm in a garment.
Armiger (n.) Formerly, an armor bearer, as of a knight, an esquire who bore his shield and rendered other services. In later use, one next in degree to a knight, and entitled to armorial bearings. The term is now superseded by esquire.
Armilla (n.) An armil.
Armilla (n.) A ring of hair or feathers on the legs.
Armless (a.) Without any arm or branch.
Armless (a.) Destitute of arms or weapons.
Armored (a.) Clad with armor.
Armorer (n.) One who makes or repairs armor or arms.
Armorer (n.) Formerly, one who had care of the arms and armor of a knight, and who dressed him in armor.
Armorer (n.) One who has the care of arms and armor, cleans or repairs them, etc.
Armoric (a.) Alt. of Armorican
Armrack (n.) A frame, generally vertical, for holding small arms.
Arnatto (n.) See Annotto.
Arnicin (n.) An active principle of Arnica montana. It is a bitter resin.
Arnotto (n.) Same as Annotto.
Arousal (n.) The act of arousing, or the state of being aroused.
Aroused (imp. & p. p.) of Arouse
Arraign (v. t.) To call or set as a prisoner at the bar of a court to answer to the matter charged in an indictment or complaint.
Arraign (v. t.) To call to account, or accuse, before the bar of reason, taste, or any other tribunal.
Arraign (n.) Arraignment; as, the clerk of the arraigns.
Arraign (v. t.) To appeal to; to demand; as, to arraign an assize of novel disseizin.
Arrange (v. t.) To put in proper order; to dispose (persons, or parts) in the manner intended, or best suited for the purpose; as, troops arranged for battle.
Arrange (v. t.) To adjust or settle; to prepare; to determine; as, to arrange the preliminaries of an undertaking.
Arrayed (imp. & p. p.) of Array
Arrayer (n.) One who arrays. In some early English statutes, applied to an officer who had care of the soldiers' armor, and who saw them duly accoutered.
Arriere (n.) "That which is behind"; the rear; -- chiefly used as an adjective in the sense of behind, rear, subordinate.
Arrival (n.) The act of arriving, or coming; the act of reaching a place from a distance, whether by water (as in its original sense) or by land.
Arrival (n.) The attainment or reaching of any object, by effort, or in natural course; as, our arrival at this conclusion was wholly unexpected.
Arrival (n.) The person or thing arriving or which has arrived; as, news brought by the last arrival.
Arrival (n.) An approach.
Arrived (imp. & p. p.) of Arrive
Arriver (n.) One who arrives.
Arroyos (pl. ) of Arroyo
Arschin (n.) See Arshine.
Arsenal (n.) A public establishment for the storage, or for the manufacture and storage, of arms and all military equipments, whether for land or naval service.
Arsenic (n.) One of the elements, a solid substance resembling a metal in its physical properties, but in its chemical relations ranking with the nonmetals. It is of a steel-gray color and brilliant luster, though usually dull from tarnish. It is very brittle, and sublimes at 356! Fahrenheit. It is sometimes found native, but usually combined with silver, cobalt, nickel, iron, antimony, or sulphur. Orpiment and realgar are two of its sulphur compounds, the first of which is the true arsenicum
Arsenic (n.) Arsenious oxide or arsenious anhydride; -- called also arsenious acid, white arsenic, and ratsbane.
Arsenic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, arsenic; -- said of those compounds of arsenic in which this element has its highest equivalence; as, arsenic acid.
Arshine (n.) A Russian measure of length = 2 ft. 4.246 inches.
Artemia (n.) A genus of phyllopod Crustacea found in salt lakes and brines; the brine shrimp. See Brine shrimp.
Article (n.) A distinct portion of an instrument, discourse, literary work, or any other writing, consisting of two or more particulars, or treating of various topics; as, an article in the Constitution. Hence: A clause in a contract, system of regulations, treaty, or the like; a term, condition, or stipulation in a contract; a concise statement; as, articles of agreement.
Article (n.) A literary composition, forming an independent portion of a magazine, newspaper, or cyclopedia.
Article (n.) Subject; matter; concern; distinct.
Article (n.) A distinct part.
Article (n.) A particular one of various things; as, an article of merchandise; salt is a necessary article.
Article (n.) Precise point of time; moment.
Article (n.) One of the three words, a, an, the, used before nouns to limit or define their application. A (or an) is called the indefinite article, the the definite article.
Article (n.) One of the segments of an articulated appendage.
Article (n.) To formulate in articles; to set forth in distinct particulars.
Article (n.) To accuse or charge by an exhibition of articles.
Article (n.) To bind by articles of covenant or stipulation; as, to article an apprentice to a mechanic.
Article (v. i.) To agree by articles; to stipulate; to bargain; to covenant.
Artisan (n.) One who professes and practices some liberal art; an artist.
Artisan (n.) One trained to manual dexterity in some mechanic art or trade; and handicraftsman; a mechanic.
Artiste (n.) One peculiarly dexterous and tasteful in almost any employment, as an opera dancer, a hairdresser, a cook.
Artless (a.) Wanting art, knowledge, or skill; ignorant; unskillful.
Artless (a.) Contrived without skill or art; inartistic.
Artless (a.) Free from guile, art, craft, or stratagem; characterized by simplicity and sincerity; sincere; guileless; ingenuous; honest; as, an artless mind; an artless tale.
Artsman (n.) A man skilled in an art or in arts.
Aruspex (n.) One of the class of diviners among the Etruscans and Romans, who foretold events by the inspection of the entrails of victims offered on the altars of the gods.
Brabble (v. i.) To clamor; to contest noisily.
Brabble (n.) A broil; a noisy contest; a wrangle.
Bracing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Brace
Brachia (n. pl.) See Brachium.
Bracing (a.) Imparting strength or tone; strengthening; invigorating; as, a bracing north wind.
Bracing (n.) The act of strengthening, supporting, or propping, with a brace or braces; the state of being braced.
Bracing (n.) Any system of braces; braces, collectively; as, the bracing of a truss.
Bracken (n.) A brake or fern.
Bracket (n.) An architectural member, plain or ornamental, projecting from a wall or pier, to support weight falling outside of the same; also, a decorative feature seeming to discharge such an office.
Bracket (n.) A piece or combination of pieces, usually triangular in general shape, projecting from, or fastened to, a wall, or other surface, to support heavy bodies or to strengthen angles.
Bracket (n.) A shot, crooked timber, resembling a knee, used as a support.
Bracket (n.) The cheek or side of an ordnance carriage.
Bracket (n.) One of two characters , used to inclose a reference, explanation, or note, or a part to be excluded from a sentence, to indicate an interpolation, to rectify a mistake, or to supply an omission, and for certain other purposes; -- called also crotchet.
Bracket (n.) A gas fixture or lamp holder projecting from the face of a wall, column, or the like.
Bracket (v. t.) To place within brackets; to connect by brackets; to furnish with brackets.
Bractea (n.) A bract.
Bracted (a.) Furnished with bracts.
Bradoon (n.) Same as Bridoon.
Bragged (imp. & p. p.) of Brag
Bragger (n.) One who brags; a boaster.
Bragget (n.) A liquor made of ale and honey fermented, with spices, etc.
Brahman (n.) Alt. of Brahmin
Brahmin (n.) A person of the highest or sacerdotal caste among the Hindoos.
Braided (imp. &. p. p.) of Braid
Brained (imp. & p. p.) of Brain
Brained (p.a.) Supplied with brains.
Braiser (n.) A kettle or pan for braising.
Bramble (n.) Any plant of the genus Rubus, including the raspberry and blackberry. Hence: Any rough, prickly shrub.
Bramble (n.) The brambling or bramble finch.
Brambly (a.) Pertaining to, resembling, or full of, brambles.
Branchy (a.) Full of branches; having wide-spreading branches; consisting of branches.
Branded (imp. & p. p.) of Brand
Brander (n.) One who, or that which, brands; a branding iron.
Brander (n.) A gridiron.
Brandle (v. t. & i.) To shake; to totter.
Brangle (n.) A wrangle; a squabble; a noisy contest or dispute.
Brangle (v. i.) To wrangle; to dispute contentiously; to squabble.
Branlin (n.) A young salmon or parr, in the stage in which it has transverse black bands, as if burned by a gridiron.
Branlin (n.) A small red worm or larva, used as bait for small fresh-water fish; -- so called from its red color.
Bransle (n.) A brawl or dance.
Brasier (n.) Alt. of Brazier
Brazier (n.) An artificer who works in brass.
Brasier (n.) Alt. of Brazier
Brazier (n.) A pan for holding burning coals.
Brasses (pl. ) of Brass
Bravade (n.) Bravado.
Bravado (n.) Boastful and threatening behavior; a boastful menace.
Braving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Brave
Bravely (adv.) In a brave manner; courageously; gallantly; valiantly; splendidly; nobly.
Bravely (adv.) Finely; gaudily; gayly; showily.
Bravely (adv.) Well; thrivingly; prosperously.
Bravery (n.) The quality of being brave; fearless; intrepidity.
Bravery (n.) The act of braving; defiance; bravado.
Bravery (n.) Splendor; magnificence; showy appearance; ostentation; fine dress.
Bravery (n.) A showy person; a fine gentleman; a beau.
Braving (n.) A bravado; a boast.
Bravoes (pl. ) of Bravo
Bravura (n.) A florid, brilliant style of music, written for effect, to show the range and flexibility of a singer's voice, or the technical force and skill of a performer; virtuoso music.
Brawled (imp. & p. p.) of Brawl
Brawler (n.) One that brawls; wrangler.
Brawned (a.) Brawny; strong; muscular.
Brawner (n.) A boor killed for the table.
Braying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bray
Braying (a.) Making a harsh noise; blaring.
Brazing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Braze
Brazier (n.) Same as Brasier.
Breachy (a.) Apt to break fences or to break out of pasture; unruly; as, breachy cattle.
Breaded (a.) Braided
Breaden (a.) Made of bread.
Breadth (a.) Distance from side to side of any surface or thing; measure across, or at right angles to the length; width.
Breaker (n.) One who, or that which, breaks.
Breaker (n.) Specifically: A machine for breaking rocks, or for breaking coal at the mines; also, the building in which such a machine is placed.
Breaker (n.) A small water cask.
Breaker (n.) A wave breaking into foam against the shore, or against a sand bank, or a rock or reef near the surface.
Breamed (imp. & p. p.) of Bream
Breathe (v. i.) To respire; to inhale and exhale air; hence;, to live.
Breathe (v. i.) To take breath; to rest from action.
Breathe (v. i.) To pass like breath; noiselessly or gently; to exhale; to emanate; to blow gently.
Breathe (v. t.) To inhale and exhale in the process of respiration; to respire.
Breathe (v. t.) To inject by breathing; to infuse; -- with into.
Breathe (v. t.) To emit or utter by the breath; to utter softly; to whisper; as, to breathe a vow.
Breathe (v. t.) To exhale; to emit, as breath; as, the flowers breathe odors or perfumes.
Breathe (v. t.) To express; to manifest; to give forth.
Breathe (v. t.) To act upon by the breath; to cause to sound by breathing.
Breathe (v. t.) To promote free respiration in; to exercise.
Breathe (v. t.) To suffer to take breath, or recover the natural breathing; to rest; as, to breathe a horse.
Breathe (v. t.) To put out of breath; to exhaust.
Breathe (v. t.) To utter without vocality, as the nonvocal consonants.
Breccia (n.) A rock composed of angular fragments either of the same mineral or of different minerals, etc., united by a cement, and commonly presenting a variety of colors.
Breeder (n.) One who, or that which, breeds, produces, brings up, etc.
Breeder (n.) A cause.
Brusten (p. p.) of Breste
Borsten () of Breste
Bursten () of Breste
Bretful (a.) Brimful.
Bretzel (n.) See Pretzel.
Brevier (n.) A size of type between bourgeois and minion.
Brevity (n.) Shortness of duration; briefness of time; as, the brevity of human life.
Brevity (n.) Contraction into few words; conciseness.
Brewing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Brew
Brewage (n.) Malt liquor; drink brewed.
Brewery (n.) A brewhouse; the building and apparatus where brewing is carried on.
Brewing (n.) The act or process of preparing liquors which are brewed, as beer and ale.
Brewing (n.) The quantity brewed at once.
Brewing (n.) A mixing together.
Brewing (n.) A gathering or forming of a storm or squall, indicated by thick, dark clouds.
Bribing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bribe
Bribery (n.) Robbery; extortion.
Bribery (n.) The act or practice of giving or taking bribes; the act of influencing the official or political action of another by corrupt inducements.
Bricked (imp. & p. p.) of Brick
Brickle (a.) Brittle; easily broken.
Bricole (n.) A kind of traces with hooks and rings, with which men drag and maneuver guns where horses can not be used.
Bridged (imp. & p. p.) of Bridge
Bridgey (a.) Full of bridges.
Bridled (imp. & p. p.) of Bridle
Bridler (n.) One who bridles; one who restrains and governs, as with a bridle.
Bridoon (n.) The snaffle and rein of a military bridle, which acts independently of the bit, at the pleasure of the rider. It is used in connection with a curb bit, which has its own rein.
Briefly (adv.) Concisely; in few words.
Briered (a.) Set with briers.
Brigade (n.) A body of troops, whether cavalry, artillery, infantry, or mixed, consisting of two or more regiments, under the command of a brigadier general.
Brigade (n.) Any body of persons organized for acting or marching together under authority; as, a fire brigade.
Brigade (v. t.) To form into a brigade, or into brigades.
Brigand (n.) A light-armed, irregular foot soldier.
Brigand (n.) A lawless fellow who lives by plunder; one of a band of robbers; especially, one of a gang living in mountain retreats; a highwayman; a freebooter.
Brigose (n.) Contentious; quarrelsome.
Brimmed (imp. & p. p.) of Brim
Brimful (a.) Full to the brim; completely full; ready to overflow.
Brimmed (a.) Having a brim; -- usually in composition.
Brimmed (a.) Full to, or level with, the brim.
Brimmer (n.) A brimful bowl; a bumper.
Brinded (a.) Of a gray or tawny color with streaks of darker hue; streaked; brindled.
Brindle (n.) The state of being brindled.
Brindle (n.) A brindled color; also, that which is brindled.
Brindle (a.) Brindled.
Brought (imp. & p. p.) of Bring
Bringer (n.) One who brings.
Brinish (a.) Like brine; somewhat salt; saltish.
Bricked (imp. & p. p.) of Brisk
Brisket (n.) That part of the breast of an animal which extends from the fore legs back beneath the ribs; also applied to the fore part of a horse, from the shoulders to the bottom of the chest.
Briskly (adv.) In a brisk manner; nimbly.
Bristle (n.) A short, stiff, coarse hair, as on the back of swine.
Bristle (n.) A stiff, sharp, roundish hair.
Bristle (v. t.) To erect the bristles of; to cause to stand up, as the bristles of an angry hog; -- sometimes with up.
Bristle (v. t.) To fix a bristle to; as, to bristle a thread.
Bristle (v. i.) To rise or stand erect, like bristles.
Bristle (v. i.) To appear as if covered with bristles; to have standing, thick and erect, like bristles.
Bristle (v. i.) To show defiance or indignation.
Bristly (a.) Thick set with bristles, or with hairs resembling bristles; rough.
Bristol (n.) A seaport city in the west of England.
Brisure (n.) Any part of a rampart or parapet which deviates from the general direction.
Brisure (n.) A mark of cadency or difference.
British (a.) Of or pertaining to Great Britain or to its inhabitants; -- sometimes restricted to the original inhabitants.
British (n. pl.) People of Great Britain.
Brittle (a.) Easily broken; apt to break; fragile; not tough or tenacious.
Broaden (a.) To grow broad; to become broader or wider.
Broaden (v. t.) To make broad or broader; to render more broad or comprehensive.
Broadly (adv.) In a broad manner.
Brocade (n.) Silk stuff, woven with gold and silver threads, or ornamented with raised flowers, foliage, etc.; -- also applied to other stuffs thus wrought and enriched.
Brocage (n.) See Brokkerage.
Brocard (n.) An elementary principle or maximum; a short, proverbial rule, in law, ethics, or metaphysics.
Brocket (n.) A male red deer two years old; -- sometimes called brock.
Brocket (n.) A small South American deer, of several species (Coassus superciliaris, C. rufus, and C. auritus).
Broggle (n.) To sniggle, or fish with a brog.
Brogues (n. pl.) Breeches.
Broider (v. t.) To embroider.
Broiled (imp. & p. p.) of Broil
Broiler (n.) One who excites broils; one who engages in or promotes noisy quarrels.
Broiler (n.) One who broils, or cooks by broiling.
Broiler (n.) A gridiron or other utensil used in broiling.
Broiler (n.) A chicken or other bird fit for broiling.
Brokage (n.) See Brokerage.
Brokery (n.) The business of a broker.
Broking (a.) Of or pertaining to a broker or brokers, or to brokerage.
Bromate (n.) A salt of bromic acid.
Bromate (v. t.) To combine or impregnate with bromine; as, bromated camphor.
Bromide (n.) A compound of bromine with a positive radical.
Bromine (n.) One of the elements, related in its chemical qualities to chlorine and iodine. Atomic weight 79.8. Symbol Br. It is a deep reddish brown liquid of a very disagreeable odor, emitting a brownish vapor at the ordinary temperature. In combination it is found in minute quantities in sea water, and in many sa
Bromism (n.) A diseased condition produced by the excessive use of bromine or one of its compounds. It is characterized by mental dullness and muscular weakness.
Bromize (v. t.) To prepare or treat with bromine; as, to bromize a silvered plate.
Bronchi (n. pl.) See Bronchus.
Broncho (n.) A native or a Mexican horse of small size.
Bronchi (pl. ) of Bronchus
Bronzed (imp. & p. p.) of Bronze
Brooded (imp. & p. p.) of Brood
Brooked (imp. & p. p.) of Brook
Brothel (n.) A house of lewdness or ill fame; a house frequented by prostitutes; a bawdyhouse.
Brother (n.) A male person who has the same father and mother with another person, or who has one of them only. In the latter case he is more definitely called a half brother, or brother of the half blood.
Brother (n.) One related or closely united to another by some common tie or interest, as of rank, profession, membership in a society, toil, suffering, etc.; -- used among judges, clergymen, monks, physicians, lawyers, professors of religion, etc.
Brother (n.) One who, or that which, resembles another in distinctive qualities or traits of character.
Brother (v. t.) To make a brother of; to call or treat as a brother; to admit to a brotherhood.
Brouded (p.a.) Braided; broidered.
Browned (imp. & p. p.) of Brown
Brownie (n.) An imaginary good-natured spirit, who was supposed often to perform important services around the house by night, such as thrashing, churning, sweeping.
Browsed (imp. & p. p.) of Browse
Browser (n.) An animal that browses.
Brucine (n.) A powerful vegetable alkaloid, found, associated with strychnine, in the seeds of different species of Strychnos, especially in the Nux vomica. It is less powerful than strychnine. Called also brucia and brucina.
Brucite (n.) A white, pearly mineral, occurring thin and foliated, like talc, and also fibrous; a native magnesium hydrate.
Brucite (n.) The mineral chondrodite.
Bruised (imp. & p. p.) of Bruise
Bruiser (n.) One who, or that which, bruises.
Bruiser (n.) A boxer; a pugilist.
Bruiser (n.) A concave tool used in grinding lenses or the speculums of telescopes.
Bruited (imp. & p. p.) of Bruit
Brumous (a.) Foggy; misty.
Brunion (n.) A nectarine.
Brushed (imp. & p. p.) of Brush
Brusher (n.) One who, or that which, brushes.
Brusque (a.) Rough and prompt in manner; blunt; abrupt; bluff; as, a brusque man; a brusque style.
Brustle (v. i.) To crackle; to rustle, as a silk garment.
Brustle (v. i.) To make a show of fierceness or defiance; to bristle.
Brustle (n.) A bristle.
Brutely (adv.) In a rude or violent manner.
Brutify (v. t.) To make like a brute; to make senseless, stupid, or unfeeling; to brutalize.
Brutish (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a brute or brutes; of a cruel, gross, and stupid nature; coarse; unfeeling; unintelligent.
Brutism (n.) The nature or characteristic qualities or actions of a brute; extreme stupidity, or beastly vulgarity.
Bruting (n.) Browsing.
Bryonin (n.) A bitter principle obtained from the root of the bryony (Bryonia alba and B. dioica). It is a white, or slightly colored, substance, and is emetic and cathartic.
Bryozoa (n. pl.) A class of Molluscoidea, including minute animals which by budding form compound colonies; -- called also Polyzoa.
Crabbed (n.) Characterized by or manifesting, sourness, peevishness, or moroseness; harsh; cross; cynical; -- applied to feelings, disposition, or manners.
Crabbed (n.) Characterized by harshness or roughness; unpleasant; -- applied to things; as, a crabbed taste.
Crabbed (n.) Obscure; difficult; perplexing; trying; as, a crabbed author.
Crabbed (n.) Cramped; irregular; as, crabbed handwriting.
Crabber (n.) One who catches crabs.
Cracked (imp. & p. p.) of Crack
Cracked (a.) Coarsely ground or broken; as, cracked wheat.
Cracked (a.) Crack-brained.
Cracker (n.) One who, or that which, cracks.
Cracker (n.) A noisy boaster; a swaggering fellow.
Cracker (n.) A small firework, consisting of a little powder inclosed in a thick paper cylinder with a fuse, and exploding with a sharp noise; -- often called firecracker.
Cracker (n.) A thin, dry biscuit, often hard or crisp; as, a Boston cracker; a Graham cracker; a soda cracker; an oyster cracker.
Cracker (n.) A nickname to designate a poor white in some parts of the Southern United States.
Cracker (n.) The pintail duck.
Cracker (n.) A pair of fluted rolls for grinding caoutchouc.
Crackle (v. i.) To make slight cracks; to make small, sharp, sudden noises, rapidly or frequently repeated; to crepitate; as, burning thorns crackle.
Crackle (n.) The noise of slight and frequent cracks or reports; a crackling.
Crackle (n.) A kind of crackling sound or r/le, heard in some abnormal states of the lungs; as, dry crackle; moist crackle.
Crackle (n.) A condition produced in certain porcelain, fine earthenware, or glass, in which the glaze or enamel appears to be cracked in all directions, making a sort of reticulated surface; as, Chinese crackle; Bohemian crackle.
Cradled (imp. & p. p.) of Cradle
Cragged (a.) Full of crags, or steep, broken //cks; abounding with prominences, points, and inequalities; rough; rugged.
Crammed (imp. & p. p.) of Cram
Crammer (n.) One who crams; esp., one who prepares a pupil hastily for an examination, or a pupil who is thus prepared.
Cramped (imp. & p. p.) of Cramp
Crampet (n.) A cramp iron or cramp ring; a chape, as of a scabbard.
Crampit (n.) See Crampet.
Crampon (n.) An a/rial rootlet for support in climbing, as of ivy.
Cranage (n.) The liberty of using a crane, as for loading and unloading vessels.
Cranage (n.) The money or price paid for the use of a crane.
Craning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Crane
Cranial (a.) Of or pertaining to the cranium.
Cranium (n.) The skull of an animal; especially, that part of the skull, either cartilaginous or bony, which immediately incloses the brain; the brain case or brainpan. See Skull.
Cranked (a.) Formed with, or having, a bend or crank; as, a cranked axle.
Crankle (v. t.) To break into bends, turns, or angles; to crinkle.
Crankle (v. i.) To bend, turn, or wind.
Crankle (n.) A bend or turn; a twist; a crinkle.
Crannog (n.) Alt. of Crannoge
Craping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Crape
Crapnel (n.) A hook or drag; a grapnel.
Crappie (n.) A kind of fresh-water bass of the genus Pomoxys, found in the rivers of the Southern United States and Mississippi valley. There are several species.
Crapple (n.) A claw.
Crapula (n.) Alt. of Crapule
Crapule (n.) Same as Crapulence.
Crashed (imp. & p. p.) of Crash
Crating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Crate
Craunch (v. t. & i.) To crush with the teeth; to chew with violence and noise; to crunch.
Craving (p pr. & vb. n.) of Crave
Craving (n.) Vehement or urgent desire; longing for; beseeching.
Crawled (imp. & p. p.) of Crawl
Crawler (n.) One who, or that which, crawls; a creeper; a reptile.
Crazing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Craze
Crazily (adv.) In a crazy manner.
Creable (a.) Capable of being created.
Creaght (n.) A drove or herd.
Creaght (v. i.) To graze.
Creaked (imp. & p. p.) of Creak
Creamed (imp. & p. p.) of Cream
Creance (n.) Faith; belief; creed.
Creance (n.) A fine, small
Creance (v. i. & t.) To get on credit; to borrow.
Creased (imp. & p. p.) of Crease
Creaser (n.) A tool, or a sewing-machine attachment, for making
Creaser (n.) A tool for making creases or beads, as in sheet iron, or for rounding small tubes.
Creaser (n.) A tool for making the band impression distinct on the back.
Created (imp. & p. p.) of Create
Creatic (a.) Relating to, or produced by, flesh or animal food; as, creatic nausea.
Creatin (n.) A white, crystal
Credent (a.) Believing; giving credence; credulous.
Credent (a.) Having credit or authority; credible.
Creeper (n.) One who, or that which, creeps; any creeping thing.
Creeper (n.) A plant that clings by rootlets, or by tendrils, to the ground, or to trees, etc.; as, the Virginia creeper (Ampelopsis quinquefolia).
Creeper (n.) A small bird of the genus Certhia, allied to the wrens. The brown or common European creeper is C. familiaris, a variety of which (var. Americana) inhabits America; -- called also tree creeper and creeptree. The American black and white creeper is Mniotilta varia.
Creeper (n.) A kind of patten mounted on short pieces of iron instead of rings; also, a fixture with iron points worn on a shoe to prevent one from slipping.
Creeper (n.) A spurlike device strapped to the boot, which enables one to climb a tree or pole; -- called often telegraph creepers.
Creeper (n.) A small, low iron, or dog, between the andirons.
Creeper (n.) An instrument with iron hooks or claws for dragging at the bottom of a well, or any other body of water, and bringing up what may lie there.
Creeper (n.) Any device for causing material to move steadily from one part of a machine to another, as an apron in a carding machine, or an inner spiral in a grain screen.
Creeper (n.) Crockets. See Crocket.
Creepie (n.) A low stool.
Creeple (n.) A creeping creature; a reptile.
Creeple (n.) One who is lame; a cripple.
Cremate (v. t.) To burn; to reduce to ashes by the action of fire, either directly or in an oven or retort; to incremate or incinerate; as, to cremate a corpse, instead of burying it.
Cremona (n.) A superior kind of violin, formerly made at Cremona, in Italy.
Crenate (a.) Alt. of Crenated
Crengle (n.) Alt. of Crenkle
Crenkle (n.) See Cringle.
Creosol (n.) A colorless liquid resembling phenol or carbolic acid, homologous with pyrocatechin, and obtained from beechwood tar and gum guaiacum.
Crepane (n.) An injury in a horse's leg, caused by the shoe of one hind foot striking and cutting the other leg. It sometimes forms an ulcer.
Cresses (pl. ) of Cress
Cresset (n.) An open frame or basket of iron, filled with combustible material, to be burned as a beacon; an open lamp or firrepan carried on a pole in nocturnal processions.
Cresset (n.) A small furnace or iron cage to hold fire for charring the inside of a cask, and making the staves flexible.
Crested (imp. & p. p.) of Crest
Crested (a.) Having a crest.
Crested (a.) Having a crest of feathers or hair upon the head.
Crested (a.) Bearing any elevated appendage like a crest, as an elevated
Cretian (a. & n.) See Cretan.
Cretism (n.) A Cretan practice; lying; a falsehood.
Cretose (a.) Chalky; cretaceous.
Crevice (n.) A narrow opening resulting from a split or crack or the separation of a junction; a cleft; a fissure; a rent.
Crevice (v. t.) To crack; to flaw.
Cribbed (imp. & p. p.) of Crib
Cribble (n.) A coarse sieve or screen.
Cribble (n.) Coarse flour or meal.
Cribble (v. t.) To cause to pass through a sieve or riddle; to sift.
Cribble (a.) Coarse; as, cribble bread.
Cricket (n.) An orthopterous insect of the genus Gryllus, and allied genera. The males make chirping, musical notes by rubbing together the basal parts of the veins of the front wings.
Cricket (n.) A low stool.
Cricket (n.) A game much played in England, and sometimes in America, with a ball, bats, and wickets, the players being arranged in two contesting parties or sides.
Cricket (n.) A small false roof, or the raising of a portion of a roof, so as to throw off water from behind an obstacle, such as a chimney.
Cricket (v. i.) To play at cricket.
Cricoid (a.) Resembling a ring; -- said esp. of the cartilage at the larynx, and the adjoining parts.
Crimped (imp. & p. p.) of Crimp
Crimper (n.) One who, or that which, crimps
Crimper (n.) A curved board or frame over which the upper of a boot or shoe is stretched to the required shape.
Crimper (n.) A device for giving hair a wavy appearance.
Crimper (n.) A machine for crimping or ruffling textile fabrics.
Crimple (v. t.) To cause to shrink or draw together; to contract; to curl.
Crimson (n.) A deep red color tinged with blue; also, red color in general.
Crimson (a.) Of a deep red color tinged with blue; deep red.
Crimson (v. t.) To dye with crimson or deep red; to redden.
Crimson (b. t.) To become crimson; to blush.
Crincum (n.) A twist or bend; a turn; a whimsey.
Cringer (n.) One who cringes.
Cringle (n.) A withe for fastening a gate.
Cringle (n.) An iron or pope thimble or grommet worked into or attached to the edges and corners of a sail; -- usually in the plural. The cringles are used for making fast the bow
Crinite (a.) Having the appearance of a tuft of hair; having a hairlike tail or train.
Crinite (a.) Bearded or tufted with hairs.
Crinkle (v. t.) To form with short turns, bends, or wrinkles; to mold into inequalities or sinuosities; to cause to wrinkle or curl.
Crinkle (v. i.) To turn or wind; to run in and out in many short bends or turns; to curl; to run in waves; to wrinkle; also, to rustle, as stiff cloth when moved.
Crinkle (n.) A winding or turn; wrinkle; sinuosity.
Crinkly (a.) Having crinkles; wavy; wrinkly.
Crinoid (a.) Crinoidal.
Crinoid (n.) One of the Crinoidea.
Crinose (a.) Hairy.
Cripple (n.) One who creeps, halts, or limps; one who has lost, or never had, the use of a limb or limbs; a lame person; hence, one who is partially disabled.
Cripple (a.) Lame; halting.
Cripple (v. t.) To deprive of the use of a limb, particularly of a leg or foot; to lame.
Cripple (v. t.) To deprive of strength, activity, or capability for service or use; to disable; to deprive of resources; as, to be financially crippled.
Cripply (a.) Lame; disabled; in a crippled condition.
Crisped (imp. & p. p.) of Crisp
Crisper (n.) One who, or that which, crisps or curls; an instrument for making little curls in the nap of cloth, as in chinchilla.
Crispin (n.) A shoemaker; -- jocularly so called from the patron saint of the craft.
Crispin (n.) A member of a union or association of shoemakers.
Crisply (adv.) In a crisp manner.
Crissal (a.) Pertaining to the crissum; as, crissal feathers.
Crissal (a.) Having highly colored under tail coverts; as, the crissal thrasher.
Crissum (n.) That part of a bird, or the feathers, surrounding the cloacal opening; the under tail coverts.
Crizzel (n.) A kind of roughness on the surface of glass, which clouds its transparency.
Croaked (imp. & p. p.) of Croak
Croaker (n.) One who croaks, murmurs, grumbles, or complains unreasonably; one who habitually forebodes evil.
Croaker (n.) A small American fish (Micropogon undulatus), of the Atlantic coast.
Croaker (n.) An American fresh-water fish (Aplodinotus grunniens); -- called also drum.
Croaker (n.) The surf fish of California.
Crocein (n.) A name given to any one of several yellow or scarlet dyestuffs of artificial production and complex structure. In general they are diazo and sulphonic acid derivatives of benzene and naphthol.
Crochet (n.) A kind of knitting done by means of a hooked needle, with worsted, silk, or cotton; crochet work. Commonly used adjectively.
Crochet (v. t. & i.) To knit with a crochet needle or hook; as, to crochet a shawl.
Crocked (imp. & p. p.) of Crock
Crocker (n.) A potter.
Crocket (n.) An ornament often resembling curved and bent foliage, projecting from the sloping edge of a gable, spire, etc.
Crocket (n.) A croche, or knob, on the top of a stag's antler.
Crocose (n.) A white crystal
Croesus (n.) A king of Lydia who flourished in the 6th century b. c., and was renowned for his vast wealth; hence, a common appellation for a very rich man; as, he is a veritable Croesus.
Crofter (n.) One who rents and tills a small farm or helding; as, the crofters of Scotland.
Cronian (a.) Saturnian; -- applied to the North Polar Sea.
Cronies (pl. ) of Crony
Croodle (v. i.) To cower or cuddle together, as from fear or cold; to lie close and snug together, as pigs in straw.
Croodle (v. i.) To fawn or coax.
Croodle (v. i.) To coo.
Crooked (imp. & p. p.) of Crook
Crooked (a.) Characterized by a crook or curve; not straight; turning; bent; twisted; deformed.
Crooked (a.) Not straightforward; deviating from rectitude; distorted from the right.
Crooked (a.) False; dishonest; fraudulent; as, crooked dealings.
Crooken (v. t.) To make crooked.
Crooned (imp. & p. p.) of Croon
Cropped (imp. & p. p.) of Crop
Cropful (a.) Having a full crop or belly; satiated.
Cropper (n.) One that crops.
Cropper (n.) A variety of pigeon with a large crop; a pouter.
Cropper (n.) A machine for cropping, as for shearing off bolts or rod iron, or for facing cloth.
Cropper (n.) A fall on one's head when riding at full speed, as in hunting; hence, a sudden failure or collapse.
Croquet (n.) An open-air game in which two or more players endeavor to drive wooden balls, by means of mallets, through a series of hoops or arches set in the ground according to some pattern.
Croquet (n.) The act of croqueting.
Croquet (v. t.) In the game of croquet, to drive away an opponent's ball, after putting one's own in contact with it, by striking one's own ball with the mallet.
Crosier (n.) The pastoral staff of a bishop (also of an archbishop, being the symbol of his office as a shepherd of the flock of God.
Croslet (n.) See Crosslet.
Crossed (imp. & p. p.) of Cross
Crossly (adv.) Athwart; adversely; unfortunately; peevishly; fretfully; with ill humor.
Crotalo (n.) A Turkish musical instrument.
Croupal (a.) Croupy.
Crouper (n.) See Crupper.
Crouton (n.) Bread cut in various forms, and fried lightly in butter or oil, to garnish hashes, etc.
Crowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Crow
Crowbar (n.) A bar of iron sharpened at one end, and used as a lever.
Crowded (imp. & p. p.) of Crowd
Crowder (n.) One who plays on a crowd; a fiddler.
Crowder (n.) One who crowds or pushes.
Crowned (imp. & p. p.) of Crown
Crowned (p. p. & a.) Having or wearing a crown; surmounted, invested, or adorned, with a crown, wreath, garland, etc.; honored; rewarded; completed; consummated; perfected.
Crowned (p. p. & a.) Great; excessive; supreme.
Crowner (n.) One who, or that which, crowns.
Crowner (n.) A coroner.
Crownet (n.) A coronet.
Crownet (n.) The ultimate end and result of an undertaking; a chief end.
Crowtoe (n.) The Lotus corniculatus.
Crowtoe (n.) An unidentified plant, probably the crowfoot.
Crozier (n.) See Crosier.
Crucial (a.) Having the form of a cross; appertaining to a cross; cruciform; intersecting; as, crucial ligaments; a crucial incision.
Crucial (a.) Severe; trying or searching, as if bringing to the cross; decisive; as, a crucial test.
Crucify (v. t.) To fasten to a cross; to put to death by nailing the hands and feet to a cross or gibbet.
Crucify (v. t.) To destroy the power or ruling influence of; to subdue completely; to mortify.
Crucify (v. t.) To vex or torment.
Cruddle (v. i.) To curdle.
Crudely (adv.) In a crude, immature manner.
Crudity (n.) The condition of being crude; rawness.
Crudity (n.) That which is in a crude or undigested state; hence, superficial, undigested views, not reduced to order or form.
Cruelly (adv.) In a cruel manner.
Cruelly (adv.) Extremely; very.
Cruelty (n.) The attribute or quality of being cruel; a disposition to give unnecessary pain or suffering to others; inhumanity; barbarity.
Cruelty (n.) A cruel and barbarous deed; inhuman treatment; the act of willfully causing unnecessary pain.
Cruised (imp. & p. p.) of Cruise
Cruiser (n.) One who, or a vessel that, cruises; -- usually an armed vessel.
Cruller (n.) A kind of sweet cake cut in strips and curled or twisted, and fried crisp in boiling fat.
Crumbed (imp. & p. p.) of Crumb
Crumble (v. t.) To break into small pieces; to cause to fall in pieces.
Crumble (v. i.) To fall into small pieces; to break or part into small fragments; hence, to fall to decay or ruin; to become disintegrated; to perish.
Crumbly (a.) EAsily crumbled; friable; brittle.
Crumpet (n.) A kind of large, thin muffin or cake, light and spongy, and cooked on a griddle or spider.
Crumple (v. t.) To draw or press into wrinkles or folds; to crush together; to rumple; as, to crumple paper.
Crumple (v. i.) To contract irregularly; to show wrinkles after being crushed together; as, leaves crumple.
Crunkle (v. i.) To cry like a crane.
Crunode (n.) A point where one branch of a curve crosses another branch. See Double point, under Double, a.
Cruorin (n.) The coloring matter of the blood in the living animal; haemoglobin.
Crupper (n.) The buttocks or rump of a horse.
Crupper (n.) A leather loop, passing under a horse's tail, and buckled to the saddle to keep it from slipping forwards.
Crupper (v. t.) To fit with a crupper; to place a crupper upon; as, to crupper a horse.
Crusade (n.) Any one of the military expeditions undertaken by Christian powers, in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries, for the recovery of the Holy Land from the Mohammedans.
Crusade (n.) Any enterprise undertaken with zeal and enthusiasm; as, a crusade against intemperance.
Crusade (n.) A Portuguese coin. See Crusado.
Crusade (v. i.) To engage in a crusade; to attack in a zealous or hot-headed manner.
Crusado (n.) An old Portuguese coin, worth about seventy cents.
Crushed (imp. & p. p.) of Crush
Crusher (n.) One who, or that which, crushes.
Crusted (imp. & p. p.) of Crust
Crustal (a.) Relating to a crust.
Crusted (a.) Incrusted; covered with, or containing, crust; as, old, crusted port wine.
Cruzado (n.) A coin. See Crusado.
Cryptal (a.) Of or pertaining to crypts.
Cryptic (a.) Alt. of Cryptical
Crystal (n.) The regular form which a substance tends to assume in solidifying, through the inherent power of cohesive attraction. It is bounded by plane surfaces, symmetrically arranged, and each species of crystal has fixed axial ratios. See Crystallization.
Crystal (n.) The material of quartz, in crystallization transparent or nearly so, and either colorless or slightly tinged with gray, or the like; -- called also rock crystal. Ornamental vessels are made of it. Cf. Smoky quartz, Pebble; also Brazilian pebble, under Brazilian.
Crystal (n.) A species of glass, more perfect in its composition and manufacture than common glass, and often cut into ornamental forms. See Flint glass.
Crystal (n.) The glass over the dial of a watch case.
Crystal (n.) Anything resembling crystal, as clear water, etc.
Crystal (a.) Consisting of, or like, crystal; clear; transparent; lucid; pellucid; crystal
Drabbed (imp. & p. p.) of Drab
Drabber (n.) One who associates with drabs; a wencher.
Drabbet (n.) A coarse
Drabble (v. t.) To draggle; to wet and befoul by draggling; as, to drabble a gown or cloak.
Drabble (v. i.) To fish with a long
Drachma (n.) A silver coin among the ancient Greeks, having a different value in different States and at different periods. The average value of the Attic drachma is computed to have been about 19 cents.
Drachma (n.) A gold and silver coin of modern Greece worth 19.3 cents.
Drachma (n.) Among the ancient Greeks, a weight of about 66.5 grains; among the modern Greeks, a weight equal to a gram.
Drachme (n.) See Drachma.
Drafted (imp. & p. p.) of Draft
Dragged (imp. & p. p.) of Drag
Dragbar (n.) Same as Drawbar (b). Called also draglink, and drawlink.
Dragees (n. pl.) Sugar-coated medicines.
Draggle (v. t.) To wet and soil by dragging on the ground, mud, or wet grass; to drabble; to trail.
Draggle (v. i.) To be dragged on the ground; to become wet or dirty by being dragged or trailed in the mud or wet grass.
Dragmen (pl. ) of Dragman
Dragman (n.) A fisherman who uses a dragnet.
Dragnet (n.) A net to be drawn along the bottom of a body of water, as in fishing.
Dragoon (n.) Formerly, a soldier who was taught and armed to serve either on horseback or on foot; now, a mounted soldier; a cavalry man.
Dragoon (n.) A variety of pigeon.
Dragoon (v. t.) To harass or reduce to subjection by dragoons; to persecute by abandoning a place to the rage of soldiers.
Dragoon (v. t.) To compel submission by violent measures; to harass; to persecute.
Drained (imp. & p. p.) of Drain
Drainer (n.) One who, or that which, drains.
Draping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Drape
Drapery (n.) The occupation of a draper; cloth-making, or dealing in cloth.
Drapery (n.) Cloth, or woolen stuffs in general.
Drapery (n.) A textile fabric used for decorative purposes, especially when hung loosely and in folds carefully disturbed; as: (a) Garments or vestments of this character worn upon the body, or shown in the representations of the human figure in art. (b) Hangings of a room or hall, or about a bed.
Drastic (a.) Acting rapidly and violently; efficacious; powerful; -- opposed to bland; as, drastic purgatives.
Drastic (n.) A violent purgative. See Cathartic.
Draught (n.) The act of drawing or pulling
Draught (n.) The act of moving loads by drawing, as by beasts of burden, and the like.
Draught (n.) The drawing of a bowstring.
Draught (n.) Act of drawing a net; a sweeping the water for fish.
Draught (n.) The act of drawing liquor into the mouth and throat; the act of drinking.
Draught (n.) A sudden attack or drawing upon an enemy.
Draught (n.) The act of selecting or detaching soldiers; a draft (see Draft, n., 2)
Draught (n.) The act of drawing up, marking out, or de
Draught (n.) That which is drawn
Draught (n.) That which is taken by sweeping with a net.
Draught (n.) The force drawn; a detachment; -- in this sense usually written draft.
Draught (n.) The quantity drawn in at once in drinking; a potion or potation.
Draught (n.) A sketch, out
Draught (n.) An order for the payment of money; -- in this sense almost always written draft.
Draught (n.) A current of air moving through an inclosed place, as through a room or up a chimney.
Draught (n.) That which draws
Draught (n.) A team of oxen or horses.
Draught (n.) A sink or drain; a privy.
Draught (n.) A mild vesicatory; a sinapism; as, to apply draughts to the feet.
Draught (n.) Capacity of being drawn; force necessary to draw; traction.
Draught (n.) The depth of water necessary to float a ship, or the depth a ship sinks in water, especially when laden; as, a ship of twelve feet draught.
Draught (n.) An allowance on weighable goods. [Eng.] See Draft, 4.
Draught (n.) A move, as at chess or checkers.
Draught (n.) The bevel given to the pattern for a casting, in order that it may be drawn from the sand without injury to the mold.
Draught (n.) See Draft, n., 7.
Draught (a.) Used for drawing vehicles, loads, etc.; as, a draught beast; draught hooks.
Draught (a.) Relating to, or characterized by, a draft, or current of air.
Draught (a.) Used in making drawings; as, draught compasses.
Draught (a.) Drawn directly from the barrel, or other receptacle, in distinction from bottled; on draught; -- said of ale, cider, and the like.
Draught (v. t.) To draw out; to call forth. See Draft.
Draught (v. t.) To diminish or exhaust by drawing.
Draught (v. t.) To draw in out
Dravida (n. pl.) A race of Hindostan, believed to be the original people who occupied the land before the Hindoo or Aryan invasion.
Drawing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Draw
Drawbar (n.) An openmouthed bar at the end of a car, which receives a coupling link and pin by which the car is drawn. It is usually provided with a spring to give elasticity to the connection between the cars of a train.
Drawbar (n.) A bar of iron with an eye at each end, or a heavy link, for coupling a locomotive to a tender or car.
Drawboy (n.) A boy who operates the harness cords of a hand loom; also, a part of power loom that performs the same office.
Drawing (n.) The act of pulling, or attracting.
Drawing (n.) The act or the art of representing any object by means of
Drawing (n.) The process of stretching or spreading metals as by hammering, or, as in forming wire from rods or tubes and cups from sheet metal, by pulling them through dies.
Drawing (n.) The process of pulling out and elongating the sliver from the carding machine, by revolving rollers, to prepare it for spinning.
Drawing (n.) The distribution of prizes and blanks in a lottery.
Drawled (imp. & p. p.) of Drawl
Drawnet (n.) A net for catching the larger sorts of birds; also, a dragnet.
Drawrod (n.) A rod which unites the drawgear at opposite ends of the car, and bears the pull required to draw the train.
Drayage (n.) Use of a dray.
Drayage (n.) The charge, or sum paid, for the use of a dray.
Draymen (pl. ) of Drayman
Drayman (n.) A man who attends a dray.
Dreaded (imp. & p. p.) of Dread
Dreader (n.) One who fears, or lives in fear.
Dreadly (a.) Dreadful.
Dreadly (adv.) With dread.
Dreamed (imp. & p. p.) of Dream
Dreamer (n.) One who dreams.
Dreamer (n.) A visionary; one lost in wild imaginations or vain schemes of some anticipated good; as, a political dreamer.
Drecche (v. t.) To vex; to torment; to trouble.
Drecche (v. i.) To delay.
Dredged (imp. & p. p.) of Dredge
Dredger (n.) One who fishes with a dredge.
Dredger (n.) A dredging machine.
Dredger (n.) A box with holes in its lid; -- used for sprinkling flour, as on meat or a breadboard; -- called also dredging box, drudger, and drudging box.
Drenche (v. t. & i.) To drown.
Dressed (imp. & p. p.) of Dress
Dresser (n.) One who dresses; one who put in order or makes ready for use; one who on clothes or ornaments.
Dresser (n.) A kind of pick for shaping large coal.
Dresser (n.) An assistant in a hospital, whose office it is to dress wounds, sores, etc.
Dresser (v. t.) A table or bench on which meat and other things are dressed, or prepared for use.
Dresser (v. t.) A cupboard or set of shelves to receive dishes and cooking utensils.
Dribbed (imp. & p. p.) of Drib
Dribber (n.) One who dribs; one who shoots weakly or badly.
Dribble (v. i.) To fall in drops or small drops, or in a quick succession of drops; as, water dribbles from the eaves.
Dribble (v. i.) To slaver, as a child or an idiot; to drivel.
Dribble (v. i.) To fall weakly and slowly.
Dribble (v. t.) To let fall in drops.
Dribble (n.) A drizzling shower; a falling or leaking in drops.
Driblet (n.) A small piece or part; a small sum; a small quantity of money in making up a sum; as, the money was paid in dribblets.
Drifted (imp. & p. p.) of Drift
Drilled (imp. & p. p.) of Drill
Driller (n.) One who, or that which, drills.
Drunken () of Drink
Drinker (n.) One who drinks; as, the effects of tea on the drinker; also, one who drinks spirituous liquors to excess; a drunkard.
Dripped (imp. & p. p.) of Drip
Dripple (a.) Weak or rare.
Driving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Drive
Driving (a.) Having great force of impulse; as, a driving wind or storm.
Driving (a.) Communicating force; impelling; as, a driving shaft.
Driving (n.) The act of forcing or urging something along; the act of pressing or moving on furiously.
Driving (n.) Tendency; drift.
Drizzle (v. i.) To rain slightly in very small drops; to fall, as water from the clouds, slowly and in fine particles; as, it drizzles; drizzling drops or rain.
Drizzle (v. t.) To shed slowly in minute drops or particles.
Drizzle (n.) Fine rain or mist.
Drizzly (a.) Characterized by small rain, or snow; moist and disagreeable.
Drogher (n.) A small craft used in the West India Islands to take off sugars, rum, etc., to the merchantmen; also, a vessel for transporting lumber, cotton, etc., coastwise; as, a lumber drogher.
Drogman (n.) Alt. of Drogoman
Drolled (imp. & p. p.) of Droll
Droller (n.) A jester; a droll.
Dromond () Alt. of Dromon
Droning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Drone
Drongos (pl. ) of Drongo
Dronish (a.) Like a drone; indolent; slow.
Drooled (imp. & p. p.) of Drool
Drooped (imp. & p. p.) of Droop
Drooper (n.) One who, or that which, droops.
Dropped (imp. & p. p.) of Drop
Droplet (n.) A little drop; a tear.
Dropper (n.) One who, or that which, drops. Specif.: (Fishing) A fly that drops from the leaden above the bob or end fly.
Dropper (n.) A dropping tube.
Dropper (n.) A branch vein which drops off from, or leaves, the main lode.
Dropper (n.) A dog which suddenly drops upon the ground when it sights game, -- formerly a common, and still an occasional, habit of the setter.
Drosera (n.) A genus of low perennial or biennial plants, the leaves of which are beset with gland-tipped bristles. See Sundew.
Drossel (n.) A slut; a hussy; a drazel.
Drought (n.) Dryness; want of rain or of water; especially, such dryness of the weather as affects the earth, and prevents the growth of plants; aridity.
Drought (n.) Thirst; want of drink.
Drought (n.) Scarcity; lack.
Drouthy (a.) Droughty.
Drowned (imp. & p. p.) of Drown
Drowner (n.) One who, or that which, drowns.
Drowsed (imp. & p. p.) of Drowse
Drubbed (imp. & p. p.) of Drub
Drubber (n.) One who drubs.
Drudged (imp. & p. p.) of Drudge
Drudger (n.) One who drudges; a drudge.
Drudger (n.) A dredging box.
Drugged (imp. & p. p.) of Drug
Drugger (n.) A druggist.
Drugget (n.) A coarse woolen cloth dyed of one color or printed on one side; generally used as a covering for carpets.
Drugget (n.) By extension, any material used for the same purpose.
Druidic (a.) Alt. of Druidical
Drummed (imp. & p. p.) of Drum
Drumble (v. i.) To be sluggish or lazy; to be confused.
Drumble (v. i.) To mumble in speaking.
Drumlin (n.) A hill of compact, unstratified, glacial drift or till, usually elongate or oval, with the larger axis parallel to the former local glacial motion.
Drummer (n.) One whose office is to best the drum, as in military exercises and marching.
Drummer (n.) One who solicits custom; a commercial traveler.
Drummer (n.) A fish that makes a sound when caught
Drummer (n.) The squeteague.
Drummer (n.) A California sculpin.
Drummer (n.) A large West Indian cockroach (Blatta gigantea) which drums on woodwork, as a sexual call.
Drunken (v. i.) Overcome by strong drink; intoxicated by, or as by, spirituous liquor; inebriated.
Drunken (v. i.) Saturated with liquid or moisture; drenched.
Drunken (v. i.) Pertaining to, or proceeding from, intoxication.
Dryades (pl. ) of Dryas
Dryfoot (n.) The scent of the game, as far as it can be traced.
Dryness (n.) The state of being dry. See Dry.
Dry-rub (v. t.) To rub and cleanse without wetting.
Erasing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Erase
Erasion (n.) The act of erasing; a rubbing out; obliteration.
Erasure (n.) The act of erasing; a scratching out; obliteration.
Erative (a.) Pertaining to the Muse Erato who presided over amatory poetry.
Erected (imp. & p. p.) of Erect
Erecter (n.) An erector; one who raises or builds.
Erectly (adv.) In an erect manner or posture.
Erector (n.) One who, or that which, erects.
Erector (n.) A muscle which raises any part.
Erector (n.) An attachment to a microscope, telescope, or other optical instrument, for making the image erect instead of inverted.
Erelong (adv.) Before the /apse of a long time; soon; -- usually separated, ere long.
Eremite (n.) A hermit.
Ergotic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, ergot; as, ergotic acid.
Ergotin (n.) An extract made from ergot.
Ericius (n.) The Vulgate rendering of the Hebrew word qip/d, which in the "Authorized Version" is translated bittern, and in the Revised Version, porcupine.
Erinite (n.) A hydrous arseniate of copper, of an emerald-green color; -- so called from Erin, or Ireland, where it occurs.
Erinyes (pl. ) of Erinys
Eristic (a.) Alt. of Eristical
Erlking (n.) A personification, in German and Scandinavian mythology, of a spirit natural power supposed to work mischief and ruin, esp. to children.
Ermelin (n.) Alt. of Ermilin
Ermilin (n.) See Ermine.
Ermined (a.) Clothed or adorned with the fur of the ermine.
Ermines (n.) Alt. of Erminois
Eroding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Erode
Erodent (n.) A medicine which eats away extraneous growths; a caustic.
Erogate (v. t.) To lay out, as money; to deal out; to expend.
Erosion (n.) The act or operation of eroding or eating away.
Erosion (n.) The state of being eaten away; corrosion; canker.
Erosive (a.) That erodes or gradually eats away; tending to erode; corrosive.
Eroteme (n.) A mark indicating a question; a note of interrogation.
Errable (a.) Liable to error; fallible.
Errancy (n.) A wandering; state of being in error.
Erratic (a.) Having no certain course; roving about without a fixed destination; wandering; moving; -- hence, applied to the planets as distinguished from the fixed stars.
Erratic (a.) Deviating from a wise of the common course in opinion or conduct; eccentric; strange; queer; as, erratic conduct.
Erratic (a.) Irregular; changeable.
Erratic (n.) One who deviates from common and accepted opinions; one who is eccentric or preserve in his intellectual character.
Erratic (n.) A rogue.
Erratic (n.) Any stone or material that has been borne away from its original site by natural agencies; esp., a large block or fragment of rock; a bowlder.
Erratum (n.) An error or mistake in writing or printing.
Erthine (n.) A medicine designed to be snuffed up the nose, to promote discharges of mucus; a sternutatory.
Erthine (a.) Causing or increasing secretion of nasal mucus.
Erudite (a.) Characterized by extensive reading or knowledge; well instructed; learned.
Erugate (a.) Freed from wrinkles; smooth.
Frabbit (a.) Crabbed; peevish.
Fraenum (n.) Alt. of Frenum
Fragile (a.) Easily broken; brittle; frail; delicate; easily destroyed.
Fraight (a.) Same as Fraught.
Frailly (adv.) Weakly; infirmly.
Frailty (a.) The condition quality of being frail, physically, mentally, or morally, frailness; infirmity; weakness of resolution; liableness to be deceived or seduced.
Frailty (a.) A fault proceeding from weakness; foible; sin of infirmity.
Fraised (a.) Fortified with a fraise.
Framing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Frame
Framing (n.) The act, process, or style of putting together a frame, or of constructing anything; a frame; that which frames.
Framing (n.) A framework, or a sy/ of frames.
Frampel (a.) Alt. of Frampoid
Francic (a.) Pertaining to the Franks, or their language; Frankish.
Franion (n.) A paramour; a loose woman; also, a gay, idle fellow.
Franked (imp. & p. p.) of Frank
Frankly (adv.) In a frank manner; freely.
Frantic (a.) Mad; raving; furious; violent; wild and disorderly; distracted.
Frapped (imp. & p. p.) of Frap
Frapler (n.) A blusterer; a rowdy.
Fratery (n.) A frater house. See under Frater.
Fraught (n.) A freight; a cargo.
Fraught (a.) Freighted; laden; filled; stored; charged.
Fraught () of Fraught
Fraught (n.) To freight; to load; to burden; to fill; to crowd.
Fraying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fray
Fraying (n.) The skin which a deer frays from his horns.
Freaked (imp. & p. p.) of Freak
Freckle (v. t.) A small yellowish or brownish spot in the skin, particularly on the face, neck, or hands.
Freckle (v. t.) Any small spot or discoloration.
Freckle (v. t.) To spinkle or mark with freckle or small discolored spots; to spot.
Freckle (v. i.) To become covered or marked with freckles; to be spotted.
Freckly (a.) Full of or marked with freckles; sprinkled with spots; freckled.
Freeing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Free
Freedom (n.) The state of being free; exemption from the power and control of another; liberty; independence.
Freedom (n.) Privileges; franchises; immunities.
Freedom (n.) Exemption from necessity, in choise and action; as, the freedom of the will.
Freedom (n.) Ease; facility; as, he speaks or acts with freedom.
Freedom (n.) Frankness; openness; unreservedness.
Freedom (n.) Improper familiarity; violation of the rules of decorum; license.
Freedom (n.) Generosity; liberality.
Freelte (n.) Frailty.
Freemen (pl. ) of Freeman
Freeman (n.) One who enjoys liberty, or who is not subject to the will of another; one not a slave or vassal.
Freeman (n.) A member of a corporation, company, or city, possessing certain privileges; a member of a borough, town, or State, who has the right to vote at elections. See Liveryman.
Freezer (n.) One who, or that which, cools or freezes, as a refrigerator, or the tub and can used in the process of freezing ice cream.
Freight (n.) That with which anything in fraught or laden for transportation; lading; cargo, especially of a ship, or a car on a railroad, etc.; as, a freight of cotton; a full freight.
Freight (n.) The sum paid by a party hiring a ship or part of a ship for the use of what is thus hired.
Freight (n.) The price paid a common carrier for the carriage of goods.
Freight (n.) Freight transportation, or freight
Freight (a.) Employed in the transportation of freight; having to do with freight; as, a freight car.
Freight (v. t.) To load with goods, as a ship, or vehicle of any kind, for transporting them from one place to another; to furnish with freight; as, to freight a ship; to freight a car.
Frenums (pl. ) of Frenum
Frescos (pl. ) of Fresco
Freshes (pl. ) of Fresh
Freshen (v. t.) To make fresh; to separate, as water, from sa
Freshen (v. t.) To refresh; to revive.
Freshen (v. t.) To relieve, as a rope, by change of place where friction wears it; or to renew, as the material used to prevent chafing; as, to freshen a hawse.
Freshen (v. i.) To grow fresh; to lose saltness.
Freshen (v. i.) To grow brisk or strong; as, the wind freshens.
Freshet (a.) A stream of fresh water.
Freshet (a.) A flood or overflowing of a stream caused by heavy rains or melted snow; a sudden inundation.
Freshly (adv.) In a fresh manner; vigorously; newly, recently; brightly; briskly; coolly; as, freshly gathered; freshly painted; the wind blows freshly.
Fretted (imp. & p. p.) of Fret
Fretful (a.) Disposed to fret; ill-humored; peevish; angry; in a state of vexation; as, a fretful temper.
Fretted (p. p. & a.) Rubbed or worn away; chafed.
Fretted (p. p. & a.) Agitated; vexed; worried.
Fretted (p. p. & a.) Ornamented with fretwork; furnished with frets; variegated; made rough on the surface.
Fretted (p. p. & a.) Interlaced one with another; -- said of charges and ordinaries.
Fretten (a.) Rubbed; marked; as, pock-fretten, marked with the smallpox.
Fretter (n.) One who, or that which, frets.
Friable (a.) Easily crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder.
Friarly (a.) Like a friar; inexperienced.
Fribble (n.) A frivolous, contemptible fellow; a fop.
Fribble (v. i.) To act in a trifling or foolish manner; to act frivolously.
Fribble (v. i.) To totter.
Friborg (n.) Alt. of Friborgh
Fricace (n.) Meat sliced and dressed with strong sauce.
Fricace (n.) An unguent; also, the act of rubbing with the unguent.
Frickle (n.) A bushel basket.
Friesic (a.) Of or pertaining to Friesland, a province in the northern part of the Netherlands.
Friesic (n.) The language of the Frisians, a Teutonic people formerly occupying a large part of the coast of Holland and Northwestern Germany. The modern dialects of Friesic are spoken chiefly in the province of Friesland, and on some of the islands near the coast of Germany and Denmark.
Friezed (a.) Gathered, or having the map gathered, into little tufts, knots, or protuberances. Cf. Frieze, v. t., and Friz, v. t., 2.
Friezer (n.) One who, or that which, friezes or frizzes.
Frigate (n.) Originally, a vessel of the Mediterranean propelled by sails and by oars. The French, about 1650, transferred the name to larger vessels, and by 1750 it had been appropriated for a class of war vessels intermediate between corvettes and ships of the
Frigate (n.) Any small vessel on the water.
Frilled (imp. & p. p.) of Frill
Frilled (a.) Furnished with a frill or frills.
Fringed (imp. & p. p.) of Fringe
Fringed (a.) Furnished with a fringe.
Fripper (n.) One who deals in frippery or in old clothes.
Frisian (a.) Of or pertaining to Friesland, a province of the Netherlands; Friesic.
Frisian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Friesland; also, the language spoken in Friesland. See Friesic, n.
Frisked (imp. & p. p.) of Frisk
Friskal (n.) A leap or caper.
Frisker (n.) One who frisks; one who leaps of dances in gayety; a wanton; an inconstant or unsettled person.
Frisket (a.) The light frame which holds the sheet of paper to the tympan in printing.
Frislet (n.) A kind of small ruffle.
Frisure (n.) The dressing of the hair by crisping or curling.
Fritted (imp. & p. p.) of Frit
Fritter (v. t.) A small quantity of batter, fried in boiling lard or in a frying pan. Fritters are of various kinds, named from the substance inclosed in the batter; as, apple fritters, clam fritters, oyster fritters.
Fritter (v. t.) A fragment; a shred; a small piece.
Fritter (v. t.) To cut, as meat, into small pieces, for frying.
Fritter (v. t.) To break into small pieces or fragments.
Frizzed (imp. & p. p.) of Friz
Frizzes (pl. ) of Friz
Frizzle (v. t.) To curl or crisp, as hair; to friz; to crinkle.
Frizzle (n.) A curl; a lock of hair crisped.
Frizzly (a.) Alt. of Frizzy
Frocked (a.) Clothed in a frock.
Frogbit (n.) A European plant (Hydrocharis Morsus-ranae), floating on still water and propagating itself by runners. It has roundish leaves and small white flowers.
Frogbit (n.) An American plant (Limnobium Spongia), with similar habits.
Frogged (a.) Provided or ornamented with frogs; as, a frogged coat. See Frog, n., 4.
Fronded (a.) Furnished with fronds.
Fronted (imp. & p. p.) of Front
Frontal (a.) Belonging to the front part; being in front
Frontal (a.) Of or pertaining to the forehead or the anterior part of the roof of the brain case; as, the frontal bones.
Frontal (n.) Something worn on the forehead or face; a frontlet
Frontal (n.) An ornamental band for the hair.
Frontal (n.) The metal face guard of a soldier.
Frontal (n.) A little pediment over a door or window.
Frontal (n.) A movable, decorative member in metal, carved wood, or, commonly, in rich stuff or in embroidery, covering the front of the altar. Frontals are usually changed according to the different ceremonies.
Frontal (n.) A medicament or application for the forehead.
Frontal (n.) The frontal bone, or one of the two frontal bones, of the cranium.
Fronted (a.) Formed with a front
Fronton (n.) Same as Frontal, 2.
Frosted (a.) Covered with hoarfrost or anything resembling hoarfrost; ornamented with frosting; also, frost-bitten; as, a frosted cake; frosted glass.
Frothed (imp. & p. p.) of Froth
Frounce (v. i.) To gather into or adorn with plaits, as a dress; to form wrinkles in or upon; to curl or frizzle, as the hair.
Frounce (v. i.) To form wrinkles in the forehead; to manifest displeasure; to frown.
Frounce (n.) A wrinkle, plait, or curl; a flounce; -- also, a frown.
Frounce (n.) An affection in hawks, in which white spittle gathers about the hawk's bill.
Froward (a.) Not willing to yield or compIy with what is required or is reasonable; perverse; disobedient; peevish; as, a froward child.
Frowned (imp. &, p. p.) of Frown
Frubish (v. t.) To rub up: to furbish.
Fructed (a.) Bearing fruit; -- said of a tree or plant so represented upon an escutcheon.
Fruiter (a.) A ship for carrying fruit.
Fruit'y (a.) Having the odor, taste, or appearance of fruit; also, fruitful.
Frumper (n.) A mocker.
Frustum (n.) The part of a solid next the base, formed by cutting off the, top; or the part of any solid, as of a cone, pyramid, etc., between two planes, which may be either parallel or inc
Frustum (n.) One of the drums of the shaft of a column.
Frutage (n.) A picture of fruit; decoration by representation of fruit.
Frutage (n.) A confection of fruit.
Grabbed (imp. & p. p.) of Grab
Grabber (n.) One who seizes or grabs.
Grabble (v. i.) To grope; to feel with the hands.
Grabble (v. i.) To lie prostrate on the belly; to sprawl on the ground; to grovel.
Gracing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Grace
Gracile (a.) Alt. of Gracillent
Grackle (n.) One of several American blackbirds, of the family Icteridae; as, the rusty grackle (Scolecophagus Carolinus); the boat-tailed grackle (see Boat-tail); the purple grackle (Quiscalus quiscula, or Q. versicolor). See Crow blackbird, under Crow.
Grackle (n.) An Asiatic bird of the genus Gracula. See Myna.
Gradate (v. t.) To grade or arrange (parts in a whole, colors in painting, etc.), so that they shall harmonize.
Gradate (v. t.) To bring to a certain strength or grade of concentration; as, to gradate a sa
Grading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Grade
Gradely (a.) Decent; orderly.
Gradely (adv.) Decently; in order.
Gradine (n.) Any member like a step, as the raised back of an altar or the like; a set raised over another.
Gradine (n.) A toothed chised by sculptors.
Grading (n.) The act or method of arranging in or by grade, or of bringing, as the surface of land or a road, to the desired level or grade.
Gradino (n.) A step or raised shelf, as above a sideboard or altar. Cf. Superaltar, and Gradin.
Gradual (n.) Proceeding by steps or degrees; advancing, step by step, as in ascent or descent or from one state to another; regularly progressive; slow; as, a gradual increase of knowledge; a gradual dec
Gradual (n.) An antiphon or responsory after the epistle, in the Mass, which was sung on the steps, or while the deacon ascended the steps.
Gradual (n.) A service book containing the musical portions of the Mass.
Gradual (n.) A series of steps.
Graffer (n.) a notary or scrivener.
Grafted (imp. & p. p.) of Graft
Grafter (n.) One who inserts scions on other stocks, or propagates fruit by ingrafting.
Grafter (n.) An instrument by which grafting is facilitated.
Grafter (n.) The original tree from which a scion has been taken for grafting upon another tree.
Graille (n.) A halfround single-cut file or fioat, having one curved face and one straight face, -- used by comb makers.
Grained (imp. & p. p.) of Grain
Grained (a.) Having a grain; divided into small particles or grains; showing the grain; hence, rough.
Grained (a.) Dyed in grain; ingrained.
Grained (a.) Painted or stained in imitation of the grain of wood, marble, etc.
Grained (a.) Having tubercles or grainlike processes, as the petals or sepals of some flowers.
Grainer (n.) An infusion of pigeon's dung used by tanners to neutralize the effects of lime and give flexibility to skins; -- called also grains and bate.
Grainer (n.) A knife for taking the hair off skins.
Grainer (n.) One who paints in imitation of the grain of wood, marble, etc.; also, the brush or tool used in graining.
Grallae (n. pl.) An order of birds which formerly included all the waders. By later writers it is usually restricted to the sandpipers, plovers, and allied forms; -- called also Grallatores.
Grallic (a.) Pertaining to the Grallae.
Grammar (n.) The science which treats of the principles of language; the study of forms of speech, and their relations to one another; the art concerned with the right use aud application of the rules of a language, in speaking or writing.
Grammar (n.) The art of speaking or writing with correctness or according to established usage; speech considered with regard to the rules of a grammar.
Grammar (n.) A treatise on the principles of language; a book containing the principles and rules for correctness in speaking or writing.
Grammar (n.) treatise on the elements or principles of any science; as, a grammar of geography.
Grammar (v. i.) To discourse according to the rules of grammar; to use grammar.
Grampus (n.) A toothed delphinoid cetacean, of the genus Grampus, esp. G. griseus of Europe and America, which is valued for its oil. It grows to be fifteen to twenty feet long; its color is gray with white streaks. Called also cowfish. The California grampus is G. Stearnsii.
Grampus (n.) A kind of tongs used in a bloomery.
Granade (n.) Alt. of Granado
Granado (n.) See Grenade.
Granary (n.) A storehouse or repository for grain, esp. after it is thrashed or husked; a cornbouse; also (Fig.), a region fertile in grain.
Granate (n.) See Garnet.
Grandam (n.) An old woman; specifically, a grandmother.
Grandee (n.) A man of elevated rank or station; a nobleman. In Spain, a nobleman of the first rank, who may be covered in the king's presence.
Grandly (adv.) In a grand manner.
Grandma (n.) Alt. of Grandmamma
Grandpa (n.) Alt. of Grandpapa
Granger (n.) A farm steward.
Granger (n.) A member of a grange.
Granite (n.) A crystal
Grannam (n.) A grandam.
Granted (imp. & p. p.) of Grant
Grantee (n.) The person to whom a grant or conveyance is made.
Granter (n.) One who grants.
Grantor (n.) The person by whom a grant or conveyance is made.
Granule (n.) A little grain a small particle; a pellet.
Grapery (n.) A building or inclosure used for the cultivation of grapes.
Graphic (a.) Alt. of Graphical
Grapnel (n.) A small anchor, with four or five flukes or claws, used to hold boats or small vessels; hence, any instrument designed to grapple or hold; a grappling iron; a grab; -- written also grap
Grapple (v. t.) To seize; to lay fast hold of; to attack at close quarters: as, to grapple an antagonist.
Grapple (v. t.) To fasten, as with a grapple; to fix; to join indissolubly.
Grapple (v. i.) To use a grapple; to contend in close fight; to attach one's self as if by a grapple, as in wrestling; to close; to seize one another.
Grapple (v. t.) A seizing or seizure; close hug in contest; the wrestler's hold.
Grapple (v. t.) An instrument, usually with hinged claws, for seizing and holding fast to an object; a grab.
Grapple (v. t.) A grappling iron.
Grasper (imp. & p. p.) of Grasp
Graaper (n.) One who grasps or seizes; one who catches or holds.
Grassed (imp. & p. p.) of Grass
Grating (p. pr. &. vb. n.) of Grate
Gratify (v. t.) To please; to give pleasure to; to satisfy; to soothe; to indulge; as, to gratify the taste, the appetite, the senses, the desires, the mind, etc.
Gratify (v. t.) To requite; to recompense.
Grating (n.) A partition, covering, or frame of parallel or cross bars; a latticework resembling a window grate; as, the grating of a prison or convent.
Grating (n.) A system of close equidistant and parallel
Grating (n.) The strong wooden lattice used to cover a hatch, admitting light and air; also, a movable Lattice used for the flooring of boats.
Grating (a.) That grates; making a harsh sound; harsh.
Grating (n.) A harsh sound caused by attrition.
Graving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Grave
Gravely (adv.) In a grave manner.
Gravery (n.) The act, process, or art, of graving or carving; engraving.
Graving (n.) The act of cleaning a ship's bottom.
Graving (n.) The act or art of carving figures in hard substances, esp. by incision or in intaglio.
Graving (n.) That which is graved or carved.
Graving (n.) Impression, as upon the mind or heart.
Gravity (a.) The state of having weight; beaviness; as, the gravity of lead.
Gravity (a.) Sobriety of character or demeanor.
Gravity (a.) Importance, significance, dignity, etc; hence, seriousness; enormity; as, the gravity of an offense.
Gravity (a.) The tendency of a mass of matter toward a center of attraction; esp., the tendency of a body toward the center of the earth; terrestrial gravitation.
Gravity (a.) Lowness of tone; -- opposed to acuteness.
Gravies (pl. ) of Gravy
Grayfly (n.) The trumpet fly.
Grayish (a.) Somewhat gray.
Graylag (n.) The common wild gray goose (Anser anser) of Europe, believed to be the wild form of the domestic goose. See Illust. of Goose.
Grazing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Graze
Grazier (n.) One who pastures cattle, and rears them for market.
Grazing (n.) The act of one who, or that which, grazes.
Grazing (n.) A pasture; growing grass.
Greased (imp. & p. p.) of Grease
Greaser (n.) One who, or that which, greases; specifically, a person employed to lubricate the working parts of machinery, engines, carriages, etc.
Greaser (n.) A nickname sometimes applied in contempt to a Mexican of the lowest type.
Greaten (v. t.) To make great; to aggrandize; to cause to increase in size; to expand.
Greaten (v. i.) To become large; to dilate.
Greatly (adv.) In a great degree; much.
Greatly (adv.) Nobly; illustriously; magnanimously.
Greaved (imp. & p. p.) of Greave
Greaves (n. pl.) The sediment of melted tallow. It is made into cakes for dogs' food. In Scotland it is called cracklings.
Grecian (a.) Of or pertaining to Greece; Greek.
Grecian (n.) A native or naturalized inhabitant of Greece; a Greek.
Grecian (n.) A jew who spoke Greek; a Hellenist.
Grecian (n.) One well versed in the Greek language, literature, or history.
Grecism (n.) An idiom of the Greek language; a Hellenism.
Grecize (v. t.) To render Grecian; also, to cause (a word or phrase in another language) to take a Greek form; as, the name is Grecized.
Grecize (v. t.) To translate into Greek.
Grecize (v. i.) Alt. of Grecianize
Grecque (n.) An ornament supposed to be of Greek origin, esp. a fret or meander.
Greened (imp. & p. p.) of Green
Greenly (adv.) With a green color; newly; freshly, immaturely.
Greenly (a.) Of a green color.
Greenth (n.) The state or quality of being green; verdure.
Greeted (imp. & p. p.) of Greet
Greeter (n.) One who greets or salutes another.
Greeter (n.) One who weeps or mourns.
Greggoe (n.) Alt. of Grego
Greisen (n.) A crystal
Gremial (a.) Of or pertaining to the lap or bosom.
Gremial (n.) A bosom friend.
Gremial (n.) A cloth, often adorned with gold or silver lace, placed on the bishop's lap while he sits in celebrating mass, or in ordaining priests.
Grenade (n.) A hollow ball or shell of iron filled with powder of other explosive, ignited by means of a fuse, and thrown from the hand among enemies.
Grenado (n.) Same as Grenade.
Greylag (n.) See Graylag.
Gribble (n.) A small marine isopod crustacean (Limnoria lignorum or L. terebrans), which burrows into and rapidly destroys submerged timber, such as the piles of wharves, both in Europe and America.
Griddle (n.) An iron plate or pan used for cooking cakes.
Griddle (n.) A sieve with a wire bottom, used by miners.
Griding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gride
Grieved (imp. & p. p.) of Grieve
Griever (n.) One who, or that which, grieves.
Griffin (n.) An Anglo-Indian name for a person just arrived from Europe.
Griffin (n.) Alt. of Griffon
Griffon (n.) A fabulous monster, half lion and half eagle. It is often represented in Grecian and Roman works of art.
Griffon (n.) A representation of this creature as an heraldic charge.
Griffon (n.) A species of large vulture (Gyps fulvus) found in the mountainous parts of Southern Europe, North Africa, and Asia Minor; -- called also gripe, and grype. It is supposed to be the "eagle" of the Bible. The bearded griffin is the lammergeir.
Griffon (n.) An English early apple.
Grilled (imp. & p. p.) of Grill
Grimace (n.) A distortion of the countenance, whether habitual, from affectation, or momentary aad occasional, to express some feeling, as contempt, disapprobation, complacency, etc.; a smirk; a made-up face.
Grimace (v. i.) To make grimaces; to distort one's face; to make faces.
Grimily (adv.) In a grimy manner.
Grimsir (n.) A stern man.
Grinned (imp. & p. p.) of Grin
Grinded (p. p.) Ground.
Grinder (n.) One who, or that which, grinds.
Grinder (n.) One of the double teeth, used to grind or masticate the food; a molar.
Grinder (n.) The restless flycatcher (Seisura inquieta) of Australia; -- called also restless thrush and volatile thrush. It makes a noise like a scissors grinder, to which the name alludes.
Grindle (n.) The bowfin; -- called also Johnny Grindle.
Grinner (n.) One who grins.
Griping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gripe
Gripper (n.) One who, or that which, grips or seizes.
Gripper (n.) In printing presses, the fingers or nippers.
Gripple (n.) A grasp; a gripe.
Gripple (a.) Griping; greedy; covetous; tenacious.
Griskin (n.) The spine of a hog.
Grisled (a.) See Grizzled.
Grisons (n. pl.) Inhabitants of the eastern Swiss Alps.
Grisons (n. pl.) The largest and most eastern of the Swiss cantons.
Gristle (n.) Cartilage. See Cartilage.
Gristly (a.) Consisting of, or containing, gristle; like gristle; cartilaginous.
Gritted (imp. & p. p.) of Grit
Grizzle (n.) Gray; a gray color; a mixture of white and black.
Grizzly (a.) Somewhat gray; grizzled.
Grizzly (n.) A grizzly bear. See under Grizzly, a.
Grizzly (a.) In hydraulic mining, gratings used to catch and throw out large stones from the sluices.
Groaned (imp. & p. p.) of Groan
Grocery (n.) The commodities sold by grocers, as tea, coffee, spices, etc.; -- in the United States almost always in the plural form, in this sense.
Grocery (n.) A retail grocer's shop or store.
Grogram (n.) Alt. of Grogran
Grogran (n.) A coarse stuff made of silk and mohair, or of coarse silk.
Groined (imp. & p. p.) of Groin
Groined (a.) Built with groins; as, a groined ceiling; a groined vault.
Gromill (n.) See Gromwell.
Grommet (n.) A ring formed by twisting on itself a single strand of an unlaid rope; also, a metallic eyelet in or for a sail or a mailbag. Sometimes written grummet.
Grommet (n.) A ring of rope used as a wad to hold a cannon ball in place.
Groomed (imp. & p. p.) of Groom
Groomer (n.) One who, or that which, grooms horses; especially, a brush rotated by a flexible or jointed revolving shaft, for cleaning horses.
Grooper (n.) See Grouper.
Grooved (imp. & p. p.) of Groove
Groving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Groove
Groover (n.) One who or that which grooves.
Groover (n.) A miner.
Groping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Grope
Grossly (adv.) In a gross manner; greatly; coarsely; without delicacy; shamefully; disgracefully.
Grouped (imp. & p. p.) of Group
Grouper (n.) One of several species of valuable food fishes of the genus Epinephelus, of the family Serranidae, as the red grouper, or brown snapper (E. morio), and the black grouper, or warsaw (E. nigritus), both from Florida and the Gulf of Mexico.
Grouper (n.) The tripletail (Lobotes).
Grouper (n.) In California, the name is often applied to the rockfishes.
Grouser (n.) A pointed timber attached to a boat and sliding vertically, to thrust into the ground as a means of anchorage.
Grouted (imp. & p. p.) of Grout
Growing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Grow
Growled (imp. & p. p.) of Growl
Growler (n.) One who growls.
Growler (n.) The large-mouthed black bass.
Growler (n.) A four-wheeled cab.
Grubbed (imp. & p. p.) of Grub
Grubber (n.) One who, or that which, grubs; especially, a machine or tool of the nature of a grub ax, grub hook, etc.
Grubbla (v. t. & i.) To feel or grope in the dark.
Grucche (v. i.) To murmur; to grumble.
Grudger (imp. & p. p.) of Grudge
Gruelly (a.) Like gruel; of the consistence of gruel.
Grumble (v. i.) To murmur or mutter with discontent; to make ill-natured complaints in a low voice and a surly manner.
Grumble (v. i.) To growl; to snarl in deep tones; as, a lion grumbling over his prey.
Grumble (v. i.) To rumble; to make a low, harsh, and heavy sound; to mutter; as, the distant thunder grumbles.
Grumble (v. t.) To express or utter with grumbling.
Grumble (n.) The noise of one that grumbles.
Grumble (n.) A grumbling, discontented disposition.
Grumbly (adv.) In a grum manner.
Grumose (a.) Clustered in grains at intervals; grumous.
Grumous (a.) Resembling or containing grume; thick; concreted; clotted; as, grumous blood.
Grumous (a.) See Grumose.
Grundel (n.) A groundling (fish).
Grunted (imp. & p. p.) of Grunt
Grunter (n.) One who, or that which, grunts; specifically, a hog.
Grunter (n.) One of several American marine fishes. See Sea robin, and Grunt, n., 2.
Grunter (n.) A hook used in lifting a crucible.
Gruntle (v. i.) To grunt; to grunt repeatedly.
Gryllus (n.) A genus of insects including the common crickets.
Gryphon (n.) The griffin vulture.
Grysbok (n.) A small South African antelope (Neotragus melanotis). It is speckled with gray and chestnut, above; the under parts are reddish fawn.
Iracund (a.) Irascible; choleric.
Iranian (a.) Of or pertaining to Iran.
Iranian (n.) A native of Iran; also, the Iranian or Persian language, a division of the Aryan family of languages.
Irenics (n.) That branch of Christian science which treats of the methods of securing unity among Christians or harmony and union among the churches; -- called also Irenical theology.
Iricism (n.) Irishism.
Iridian (a.) Of or pertaining to the iris or rainbow.
Iridium (n.) A rare metallic element, of the same group as platinum, which it much resembles, being silver-white, but harder, and brittle, and indifferent to most corrosive agents. With the exception of osmium, it is the heaviest substance known, its specific gravity being 22.4. Symbol Ir. Atomic weight 192.5.
Iridize (v. t.) To point or tip with iridium, as a gold pen.
Iridize (v. t.) To make iridescent; as, to iridize glass.
Irishry (n.) The Celtic people of Ireland.
Irksome (a.) Wearisome; tedious; disagreeable or troublesome by reason of long continuance or repetition; as, irksome hours; irksome tasks.
Irksome (a.) Weary; vexed; uneasy.
Ironing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Iron
Ironing (n.) The act or process of smoothing, as clothes, with hot flatirons.
Ironing (n.) The clothes ironed.
Ironish (a.) Resembling iron, as in taste.
Ironist (n.) One who uses irony.
Kreatic (a.) See Creatic.
Kreatin (n.) See Creatin.
Kremlin (n.) The citadel of a town or city; especially, the citadel of Moscow, a large inclosure which contains imperial palaces, cathedrals, churches, an arsenal, etc.
Krishna (n.) The most popular of the Hindoo divinities, usually held to be the eighth incarnation of the god Vishnu.
Kroomen (pl. ) of Krooman
Krooman (n.) One of a negro tribe of Liberia and the adjacent coast, whose members are much employed on shipboard.
Kruller (n.) See Cruller.
Oracled (imp. & p. p.) of Oracle
Oraison (n.) See Orison.
Orarian (a.) Of or pertaining to a coast.
Oration (n.) An elaborate discourse, delivered in public, treating an important subject in a formal and dignified manner; especially, a discourse having reference to some special occasion, as a funeral, an anniversary, a celebration, or the like; -- distinguished from an argument in court, a popular harangue, a sermon, a lecture, etc.; as, Webster's oration at Bunker Hill.
Oration (v. i.) To deliver an oration.
Oratory (n.) A place of orisons, or prayer; especially, a chapel or small room set apart for private devotions.
Oratory (n.) The art of an orator; the art of public speaking in an eloquent or effective manner; the exercise of rhetorical skill in oral discourse; eloquence.
Oratrix (n.) A woman plaintiff, or complainant, in equity pleading.
Orbical (a.) Spherical; orbicular; orblike; circular.
Orbicle (n.) A small orb, or sphere.
Orbital (a.) Of or pertaining to an orbit.
Orbitar (a.) Orbital.
Orchard (n.) A garden.
Orchard (n.) An inclosure containing fruit trees; also, the fruit trees, collectively; -- used especially of apples, peaches, pears, cherries, plums, or the like, less frequently of nutbearing trees and of sugar maple trees.
Ordered (imp. & p. p.) of Order
Orderer (n.) One who puts in order, arranges, methodizes, or regulates.
Orderer (n.) One who gives orders.
Orderly (a.) Conformed to order; in order; regular; as, an orderly course or plan.
Orderly (a.) Observant of order, authority, or rule; hence, obedient; quiet; peaceable; not unruly; as, orderly children; an orderly community.
Orderly (a.) Performed in good or established order; well-regulated.
Orderly (a.) Being on duty; keeping order; conveying orders.
Orderly (adv.) According to due order; regularly; methodically; duly.
Orderly (n.) A noncommissioned officer or soldier who attends a superior officer to carry his orders, or to render other service.
Orderly (n.) A street sweeper.
Ordinal (a.) Indicating order or succession; as, the ordinal numbers, first, second, third, etc.
Ordinal (a.) Of or pertaining to an order.
Ordinal (n.) A word or number denoting order or succession.
Ordinal (n.) The book of forms for making, ordaining, and consecrating bishops, priests, and deacons.
Ordinal (n.) A book containing the rubrics of the Mass.
Oreades (n. pl.) A group of butterflies which includes the satyrs. See Satyr, 2.
Orectic (a.) Of or pertaining to the desires; hence, impelling to gratification; appetitive.
Oreodon (n.) A genus of extinct herbivorous mammals, abundant in the Tertiary formation of the Rocky Mountains. It is more or less related to the camel, hog, and deer.
Oreweed (n.) Same as Oarweed.
Orewood (n.) Same as Oarweed.
Orfgild (n.) Restitution for cattle; a penalty for taking away cattle.
Orfrays (n.) See Orphrey. [Obs.] Rom. of R.
Organdy (n.) A kind of transparent light muslin.
Organic (a.) Of or pertaining to an organ or its functions, or to objects composed of organs; consisting of organs, or containing them; as, the organic structure of animals and plants; exhibiting characters peculiar to living organisms; as, organic bodies, organic life, organic remains. Cf. Inorganic.
Organic (a.) Produced by the organs; as, organic pleasure.
Organic (a.) Instrumental; acting as instruments of nature or of art to a certain destined function or end.
Organic (a.) Forming a whole composed of organs. Hence: Of or pertaining to a system of organs; inherent in, or resulting from, a certain organization; as, an organic government; his love of truth was not inculcated, but organic.
Organic (a.) Pertaining to, or denoting, any one of the large series of substances which, in nature or origin, are connected with vital processes, and include many substances of artificial production which may or may not occur in animals or plants; -- contrasted with inorganic.
Organon (n.) Alt. of Organum
Organum (n.) An organ or instrument; hence, a method by which philosophical or scientific investigation may be conducted; -- a term adopted from the Aristotelian writers by Lord Bacon, as the title ("Novum Organon") of part of his treatise on philosophical method.
Oriency (n.) Brightness or strength of color.
Orifice (n.) A mouth or aperture, as of a tube, pipe, etc.; an opening; as, the orifice of an artery or vein; the orifice of a wound.
Orillon (n.) A semicircular projection made at the shoulder of a bastion for the purpose of covering the retired flank, -- found in old fortresses.
Orisont (n.) Horizon.
Orleans (n.) A cloth made of worsted and cotton, -- used for wearing apparel.
Orleans (n.) A variety of the plum. See under Plum.
Orology (n.) The science or description of mountains.
Orotund (a.) Characterized by fullness, clearness, strength, and smoothness; ringing and musical; -- said of the voice or manner of utterance.
Orotund (n.) The orotund voice or utterance
Orphean (a.) Of or pertaining to Orpheus, the mythic poet and musician; as, Orphean strains.
Orpheus (n.) The famous mythic Thracian poet, son of the Muse Calliope, and husband of Eurydice. He is reputed to have had power to entrance beasts and inanimate objects by the music of his lyre.
Orphrey (n.) A band of rich embroidery, wholly or in part of gold, affixed to vestments, especially those of ecclesiastics.
Orsedew (n.) Alt. of Orsedue
Orsedue (n.) Leaf metal of bronze; Dutch metal. See under Dutch.
Orthite (n.) A variety of allanite occurring in slender prismatic crystals.
Ortolan (n.) A European singing bird (Emberiza hortulana), about the size of the lark, with black wings. It is esteemed delicious food when fattened. Called also bunting.
Ortolan (n.) In England, the wheatear (Saxicola oenanthe).
Ortolan (n.) In America, the sora, or Carolina rail (Porzana Carolina). See Sora.
Ortygan (n.) One of several species of East Indian birds of the genera Ortygis and Hemipodius. They resemble quails, but lack the hind toe. See Turnix.
Practic (a.) Practical.
Practic (a.) Artful; deceitful; skillful.
Praetor (n.) See Pretor.
Prairie (n.) An extensive tract of level or rolling land, destitute of trees, covered with coarse grass, and usually characterized by a deep, fertile soil. They abound throughout the Mississippi valley, between the Alleghanies and the Rocky mountains.
Prairie (n.) A meadow or tract of grass; especially, a so called natural meadow.
Praised (imp. & p. p.) of Praise
Prakrit (n.) Any one of the popular dialects descended from, or akin to, Sanskrit; -- in distinction from the Sanskrit, which was used as a literary and learned language when no longer spoken by the people. Pali is one of the Prakrit dialects.
Pranced (imp. & p. p.) of Prance
Prancer (n.) A horse which prances.
Prangos (n.) A genus of umbelliferous plants, one species of which (P. pabularia), found in Thibet, Cashmere, Afghanistan, etc., has been used as fodder for cattle. It has decompound leaves with very long narrow divisions, and a highly fragrant smell resembling that of new clover hay.
Pranked (imp. & p. p.) of Prank
Pranker (n.) One who dresses showily; a prinker.
Prasoid (a.) Resembling prase.
Prating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Prate
Prattle (v. i.) To talk much and idly; to prate; hence, to talk lightly and artlessly, like a child; to utter child's talk.
Prattle (v. t.) To utter as prattle; to babble; as, to prattle treason.
Prattle (n.) Trifling or childish tattle; empty talk; loquacity on trivial subjects; prate; babble.
Pravity (n.) Deterioration; degeneracy; corruption; especially, moral crookedness; moral perversion; perverseness; depravity; as, the pravity of human nature.
Praying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pray
Praying () a. & n. from Pray, v.
Prebend (n.) A payment or stipend; esp., the stipend or maintenance granted to a prebendary out of the estate of a cathedral or collegiate church with which he is connected. See Note under Benefice.
Prebend (n.) A prebendary.
Precant (n.) One who prays.
Precede (v. t.) To go before in order of time; to occur first with relation to anything.
Precede (v. t.) To go before in place, rank, or importance.
Precede (v. t.) To cause to be preceded; to preface; to introduce; -- used with by or with before the instrumental object.
Precent (n.) Any commandment, instruction, or order intended as an authoritative rule of action; esp., a command respecting moral conduct; an injunction; a rule.
Precent (n.) A command in writing; a species of writ or process.
Precept (v. t.) To teach by precepts.
Precipe (n.) See Praecipe, and Precept.
Precise (a.) Having determinate limitations; exactly or sharply defined or stated; definite; exact; nice; not vague or equivocal; as, precise rules of morality.
Precise (a.) Strictly adhering or conforming to rule; very nice or exact; punctilious in conduct or ceremony; formal; ceremonious.
Precoce (a.) Precocious.
Predate (v. t.) To date anticipation; to affix to (a document) an earlier than the actual date; to antedate; as, a predated deed or letter.
Predial (a.) Consisting of land or farms; landed; as, predial estate; that is, real estate.
Predial (a.) Attached to land or farms; as, predial slaves.
Predial (a.) Issuing or derived from land; as, predial tithes.
Predict (v. t.) To tell or declare beforehand; to foretell; to prophesy; to presage; as, to predict misfortune; to predict the return of a comet.
Predict (n.) A prediction.
Predoom (v. t.) To foredoom.
Preempt (v. t. & i.) To settle upon (public land) with a right of preemption, as under the laws of the United States; to take by preemption.
Preened (imp. & p. p.) of Preen
Preface (n.) Something spoken as introductory to a discourse, or written as introductory to a book or essay; a proem; an introduction, or series of preliminary remarks.
Preface (n.) The prelude or introduction to the canon of the Mass.
Preface (v. t.) To introduce by a preface; to give a preface to; as, to preface a book discourse.
Preface (v. i.) To make a preface.
Prefect (n.) A Roman officer who controlled or superintended a particular command, charge, department, etc.; as, the prefect of the aqueducts; the prefect of a camp, of a fleet, of the city guard, of provisions; the pretorian prefect, who was commander of the troops guarding the emperor's person.
Prefect (n.) A superintendent of a department who has control of its police establishment, together with extensive powers of municipal regulation.
Prefect (n.) In the Greek and Roman Catholic churches, a title of certain dignitaries below the rank of bishop.
Prefine (v. t.) To limit beforehand.
Preform (v. t.) To form beforehand, or for special ends.
Pregage (v. t.) To preengage.
Prehend (v. t.) To lay hold of; to seize.
Prelacy (n.) The office or dignity of a prelate; church government by prelates.
Prelacy (n.) The order of prelates, taken collectively; the body of ecclesiastical dignitaries.
Prelate (n.) A clergyman of a superior order, as an archbishop or a bishop, having authority over the lower clergy; a dignitary of the church.
Prelate (v. i.) To act as a prelate.
Prelaty (n.) Prelacy.
Prelect (v. t.) To read publicly, as a lecture or discourse.
Prelect (v. i.) To discourse publicly; to lecture.
Prelook (v. i.) To look forward.
Prelude (v. t.) An introductory performance, preceding and preparing for the principal matter; a preliminary part, movement, strain, etc.; especially (Mus.), a strain introducing the theme or chief subject; a movement introductory to a fugue, yet independent; -- with recent composers often synonymous with overture.
Prelude (v. i.) To play an introduction or prelude; to give a prefatory performance; to serve as prelude.
Prelude (v. t.) To introduce with a previous performance; to play or perform a prelude to; as, to prelude a concert with a lively air.
Prelude (v. t.) To serve as prelude to; to precede as introductory.
Premial (a.) Alt. of Premiant
Premier (a.) First; chief; principal; as, the premier place; premier minister.
Premier (a.) Most ancient; -- said of the peer bearing the oldest title of his degree.
Premier (n.) The first minister of state; the prime minister.
Premise (n.) A proposition antecedently supposed or proved; something previously stated or assumed as the basis of further argument; a condition; a supposition.
Premise (n.) Either of the first two propositions of a syllogism, from which the conclusion is drawn.
Premise (n.) Matters previously stated or set forth; esp., that part in the beginning of a deed, the office of which is to express the grantor and grantee, and the land or thing granted or conveyed, and all that precedes the habendum; the thing demised or granted.
Premise (n.) A piece of real estate; a building and its adjuncts; as, to lease premises; to trespass on another's premises.
Premise (n.) To send before the time, or beforehand; hence, to cause to be before something else; to employ previously.
Premise (n.) To set forth beforehand, or as introductory to the main subject; to offer previously, as something to explain or aid in understanding what follows; especially, to lay down premises or first propositions, on which rest the subsequent reasonings.
Premise (v. i.) To make a premise; to set forth something as a premise.
Premiss (n.) Premise.
Premium (n.) A reward or recompense; a prize to be won by being before another, or others, in a competition; reward or prize to be adjudged; a bounty; as, a premium for good behavior or scholarship, for discoveries, etc.
Premium (n.) Something offered or given for the loan of money; bonus; -- sometimes synonymous with interest, but generally signifying a sum in addition to the capital.
Premium (n.) A sum of money paid to underwriters for insurance, or for undertaking to indemnify for losses of any kind.
Premium (n.) A sum in advance of, or in addition to, the nominal or par value of anything; as, gold was at a premium; he sold his stock at a premium.
Prender (n.) The power or right of taking a thing before it is offered.
Prenote (v. t.) To note or designate beforehand.
Preoral (a.) Situated in front of, or anterior to, the mouth; as, preoral bands.
Prepare (v. t.) To fit, adapt, or qualify for a particular purpose or condition; to make ready; to put into a state for use or application; as, to prepare ground for seed; to prepare a lesson.
Prepare (v. t.) To procure as suitable or necessary; to get ready; to provide; as, to prepare ammunition and provisions for troops; to prepare ships for defence; to prepare an entertainment.
Prepare (v. i.) To make all things ready; to put things in order; as, to prepare for a hostile invasion.
Prepare (v. i.) To make one's self ready; to get ready; to take the necessary previous measures; as, to prepare for death.
Prepare (n.) Preparation.
Prepaid (imp. & p. p.) of Prepay
Prepose (v. t.) To place or set before; to prefix.
Prepuce (n.) The foreskin.
Presage (v. t.) Something which foreshows or portends a future event; a prognostic; an omen; an augury.
Presage (v. t.) Power to look the future, or the exercise of that power; foreknowledge; presentiment.
Presage (v. t.) To have a presentiment of; to feel beforehand; to foreknow.
Presage (v. t.) To foretell; to predict; to foreshow; to indicate.
Presage (v. i.) To form or utter a prediction; -- sometimes used with of.
Present (a.) Being at hand, within reach or call, within certain contemplated limits; -- opposed to absent.
Present (a.) Now existing, or in process; begun but not ended; now in view, or under consideration; being at this time; not past or future; as, the present session of Congress; the present state of affairs; the present instance.
Present (a.) Not delayed; immediate; instant; coincident.
Present (a.) Ready; quick in emergency; as a present wit.
Present (a.) Favorably attentive; propitious.
Present (a.) Present time; the time being; time in progress now, or at the moment contemplated; as, at this present.
Present (a.) Present letters or instrument, as a deed of conveyance, a lease, letter of attorney, or other writing; as in the phrase, " Know all men by these presents," that is, by the writing itself, " per has literas praesentes; " -- in this sense, rarely used in the singular.
Present (a.) A present tense, or the form of the verb denoting the present tense.
Present (a.) To bring or introduce into the presence of some one, especially of a superior; to introduce formally; to offer for acquaintance; as, to present an envoy to the king; (with the reciprocal pronoun) to come into the presence of a superior.
Present (a.) To exhibit or offer to view or notice; to lay before one's perception or cognizance; to set forth; to present a fine appearance.
Present (a.) To pass over, esp. in a ceremonious manner; to give in charge or possession; to deliver; to make over.
Present (a.) To make a gift of; to bestow; to give, generally in a formal or ceremonious manner; to grant; to confer.
Present (a.) Hence: To endow; to bestow a gift upon; to favor, as with a donation; also, to court by gifts.
Present (a.) To present; to personate.
Present (a.) To nominate to an ecclesiastical benefice; to offer to the bishop or ordinary as a candidate for institution.
Present (a.) To nominate for support at a public school or other institution .
Present (a.) To lay before a public body, or an official, for consideration, as before a legislature, a court of judicature, a corporation, etc.; as, to present a memorial, petition, remonstrance, or indictment.
Present (a.) To lay before a court as an object of inquiry; to give notice officially of, as a crime of offence; to find or represent judicially; as, a grand jury present certain offenses or nuisances, or whatever they think to be public injuries.
Present (a.) To bring an indictment against .
Present (a.) To aim, point, or direct, as a weapon; as, to present a pistol or the point of a sword to the breast of another.
Present (v. i.) To appear at the mouth of the uterus so as to be perceptible to the finger in vaginal examination; -- said of a part of an infant during labor.
Present (n.) Anything presented or given; a gift; a donative; as, a Christmas present.
Present (n.) The position of a soldier in presenting arms; as, to stand at present.
Preshow (v. t.) To foreshow.
Preside (v. i.) To be set, or to sit, in the place of authority; to occupy the place of president, chairman, moderator, director, etc.; to direct, control, and regulate, as chief officer; as, to preside at a public meeting; to preside over the senate.
Preside (v. i.) To exercise superintendence; to watch over.
Pressed (imp. & p. p.) of Press
Presser (n.) One who, or that which, presses.
Pressly (adv.) Closely; concisely.
Pressor (a.) Causing, or giving rise to, pressure or to an increase of pressure; as, pressor nerve fibers, stimulation of which excites the vasomotor center, thus causing a stronger contraction of the arteries and consequently an increase of the arterial blood pressure; -- opposed to depressor.
Prester (n.) A meteor or exhalation formerly supposed to be thrown from the clouds with such violence that by collision it is set on fire.
Prester (n.) One of the veins of the neck when swollen with anger or other excitement.
Prester (n.) A priest or presbyter; as, Prester John.
Presume (v. t.) To assume or take beforehand; esp., to do or undertake without leave or authority previously obtained.
Presume (v. t.) To take or suppose to be true, or entitled to belief, without examination or proof, or on the strength of probability; to take for granted; to infer; to suppose.
Presume (v. i.) To suppose or assume something to be, or to be true, on grounds deemed valid, though not amounting to proof; to believe by anticipation; to infer; as, we may presume too far.
Presume (v. i.) To venture, go, or act, by an assumption of leave or authority not granted; to go beyond what is warranted by the circumstances of the case; to venture beyond license; to take liberties; -- often with on or upon before the ground of confidence.
Pretend (v. t.) To lay a claim to; to allege a title to; to claim.
Pretend (v. t.) To hold before, or put forward, as a cloak or disguise for something else; to exhibit as a veil for something hidden.
Pretend (v. t.) To hold out, or represent, falsely; to put forward, or offer, as true or real (something untrue or unreal); to show hypocritically, or for the purpose of deceiving; to simulate; to feign; as, to pretend friendship.
Pretend (v. t.) To intend; to design; to plot; to attempt.
Pretend (v. t.) To hold before one; to extend.
Pretend (v. i.) To put in, or make, a claim, truly or falsely; to allege a title; to lay claim to, or strive after, something; -- usually with to.
Pretend (v. i.) To hold out the appearance of being, possessing, or performing; to profess; to make believe; to feign; to sham; as, to pretend to be asleep.
Pretext (n.) Ostensible reason or motive assigned or assumed as a color or cover for the real reason or motive; pretense; disguise.
Pretzel (n.) A kind of German biscuit or cake in the form of a twisted ring, salted on the outside.
Prevail (v. i.) To overcome; to gain the victory or superiority; to gain the advantage; to have the upper hand, or the mastery; to succeed; -- sometimes with over or against.
Prevail (v. i.) To be in force; to have effect, power, or influence; to be predominant; to have currency or prevalence; to obtain; as, the practice prevails this day.
Prevail (v. i.) To persuade or induce; -- with on, upon, or with; as, I prevailedon him to wait.
Prevene (v. t. & i.) To come before; to anticipate; hence, to hinder; to prevent.
Prevent (v. t.) To go before; to precede; hence, to go before as a guide; to direct.
Prevent (v. t.) To be beforehand with; to anticipate.
Prevent (v. t.) To intercept; to hinder; to frustrate; to stop; to thwart.
Prevent (v. i.) To come before the usual time.
Previse (v. t.) To foresee.
Previse (v. t.) To inform beforehand; to warn.
Prewarn (v. t. & i.) To warn beforehand; to forewarn.
Preying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Prey
Preyful (a.) Disposed to take prey.
Preyful (a.) Rich in prey.
Pricing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Price
Pricked (imp. & p. p.) of Prick
Pricker (n.) One who, or that which, pricks; a pointed instrument; a sharp point; a prickle.
Pricker (n.) One who spurs forward; a light horseman.
Pricker (n.) A priming wire; a priming needle, -- used in blasting and gunnery.
Pricker (n.) A small mar
Pricket (n.) A buck in his second year. See Note under 3d Buck.
Prickle (n.) A little prick; a small, sharp point; a fine, sharp process or projection, as from the skin of an animal, the bark of a plant, etc.; a spine.
Prickle (n.) A kind of willow basket; -- a term still used in some branches of trade.
Prickle (n.) A sieve of filberts, -- about fifty pounds.
Prickle (v. t.) To prick slightly, as with prickles, or fine, sharp points.
Prickly (a.) Full of sharp points or prickles; armed or covered with prickles; as, a prickly shrub.
Priding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pride
Pridian (a.) Of or pertaining to the day before, or yesterday.
Prigged (imp. & p. p.) of Prig
Prighte () imp. of Prick.
Primmed (imp. & p. p.) of Prim
Primacy (a.) The state or condition of being prime or first, as in time, place, rank, etc., hence, excellency; supremacy.
Primacy (a.) The office, rank, or character of a primate; the chief ecclesiastical station or dignity in a national church; the office or dignity of an archbishop; as, the primacy of England.
Primage (n.) A charge in addition to the freight; originally, a gratuity to the captain for his particular care of the goods (sometimes called hat money), but now belonging to the owners or freighters of the vessel, unless by special agreement the whole or part is assigned to the captain.
Primary (a.) First in order of time or development or in intention; primitive; fundamental; original.
Primary (a.) First in order, as being preparatory to something higher; as, primary assemblies; primary schools.
Primary (a.) First in dignity or importance; chief; principal; as, primary planets; a matter of primary importance.
Primary (a.) Earliest formed; fundamental.
Primary (a.) Illustrating, possessing, or characterized by, some quality or property in the first degree; having undergone the first stage of substitution or replacement.
Primary (n.) That which stands first in order, rank, or importance; a chief matter.
Primary (n.) A primary meeting; a caucus.
Primary (n.) One of the large feathers on the distal joint of a bird's wing. See Plumage, and Illust. of Bird.
Primary (n.) A primary planet; the brighter component of a double star. See under Planet.
Primate (a.) The chief ecclesiastic in a national church; one who presides over other bishops in a province; an archbishop.
Primate (a.) One of the Primates.
Priming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Prime
Primely (adv.) At first; primarily.
Primely (adv.) In a prime manner; excellently.
Primero (n.) A game at cards, now unknown.
Primine (n.) The outermost of the two integuments of an ovule.
Priming (n.) The powder or other combustible used to communicate fire to a charge of gunpowder, as in a firearm.
Priming (n.) The first coating of color, size, or the like, laid on canvas, or on a building, or other surface.
Priming (n.) The carrying over of water, with the steam, from the boiler, as into the cylinder.
Primity (n.) Quality of being first; primitiveness.
Primula (n.) The genus of plants including the primrose (Primula vera).
Princox (n.) A coxcomb; a pert boy.
Prinked (imp. & p. p.) of Prink
Prinker (n.) One who prinks.
Printed (imp. & p. p.) of Print
Printer (n.) One who prints; especially, one who prints books, newspapers, engravings, etc., a compositor; a typesetter; a pressman.
Priorly (adv.) Previously.
Prisage (n.) A right belonging to the crown of England, of taking two tuns of wine from every ship importing twenty tuns or more, -- one before and one behind the mast. By charter of Edward I. butlerage was substituted for this.
Prisage (n.) The share of merchandise taken as lawful prize at sea which belongs to the king or admiral.
Prithee (interj.) A corruption of pray thee; as, I prithee; generally used without I.
Privacy (n.) The state of being in retirement from the company or observation of others; seclusion.
Privacy (n.) A place of seclusion from company or observation; retreat; solitude; retirement.
Privacy (n.) Concealment of what is said or done.
Privacy (n.) A private matter; a secret.
Privacy (n.) See Privity, 2.
Privado (n.) A private friend; a confidential friend; a confidant.
Private (a.) Belonging to, or concerning, an individual person, company, or interest; peculiar to one's self; unconnected with others; personal; one's own; not public; not general; separate; as, a man's private opinion; private property; a private purse; private expenses or interests; a private secretary.
Private (a.) Sequestered from company or observation; appropriated to an individual; secret; secluded; lonely; solitary; as, a private room or apartment; private prayer.
Private (a.) Not invested with, or engaged in, public office or employment; as, a private citizen; private life.
Private (a.) Not publicly known; not open; secret; as, a private negotiation; a private understanding.
Private (a.) Having secret or private knowledge; privy.
Private (n.) A secret message; a personal unofficial communication.
Private (n.) Personal interest; particular business.
Private (n.) Privacy; retirement.
Private (n.) One not invested with a public office.
Private (n.) A common soldier; a soldier below the grade of a noncommissioned officer.
Private (n.) The private parts; the genitals.
Privily (adv.) In a privy manner; privately; secretly.
Privity (a.) Privacy; secrecy; confidence.
Privity (a.) Private knowledge; joint knowledge with another of a private concern; cognizance implying consent or concurrence.
Privity (a.) A private matter or business; a secret.
Privity (a.) The genitals; the privates.
Privity (a.) A connection, or bond of union, between parties, as to some particular transaction; mutual or successive relationship to the same rights of property.
Privies (pl. ) of Privy
Prizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Prize
Prizing (n.) The application of a lever to move any weighty body, as a cask, anchor, cannon, car, etc. See Prize, n., 5.
Probacy (n.) Proof; trial.
Probang (n.) A slender elastic rod, as of whalebone, with a sponge on the end, for removing obstructions from the esophagus, etc.
Probate (n.) Proof.
Probate (n.) Official proof; especially, the proof before a competent officer or tribunal that an instrument offered, purporting to be the last will and testament of a person deceased, is indeed his lawful act; the copy of a will proved, under the seal of the Court of Probate, delivered to the executors with a certificate of its having been proved.
Probate (n.) The right or jurisdiction of proving wills.
Probate (a.) Of or belonging to a probate, or court of probate; as, a probate record.
Probate (v. t.) To obtain the official approval of, as of an instrument purporting to be the last will and testament; as, the executor has probated the will.
Probing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Probe
Probity (n.) Tried virtue or integrity; approved moral excellence; honesty; rectitude; uprightness.
Problem (n.) A question proposed for solution; a matter stated for examination or proof; hence, a matter difficult of solution or settlement; a doubtful case; a question involving doubt.
Problem (n.) Anything which is required to be done; as, in geometry, to bisect a
Proceed (v. i.) To move, pass, or go forward or onward; to advance; to continue or renew motion begun; as, to proceed on a journey.
Proceed (v. i.) To pass from one point, topic, or stage, to another; as, to proceed with a story or argument.
Proceed (v. i.) To issue or come forth as from a source or origin; to come from; as, light proceeds from the sun.
Proceed (v. i.) To go on in an orderly or regulated manner; to begin and carry on a series of acts or measures; to act by method; to prosecute a design.
Proceed (v. i.) To be transacted; to take place; to occur.
Proceed (v. i.) To have application or effect; to operate.
Proceed (v. i.) To begin and carry on a legal process.
Proceed (n.) See Proceeds.
Procere (a.) Of high stature; tall.
Process (n.) The act of proceeding; continued forward movement; procedure; progress; advance.
Process (n.) A series of actions, motions, or occurrences; progressive act or transaction; continuous operation; normal or actual course or procedure; regular proceeding; as, the process of vegetation or decomposition; a chemical process; processes of nature.
Process (n.) A statement of events; a narrative.
Process (n.) Any marked prominence or projecting part, especially of a bone; anapophysis.
Process (n.) The whole course of proceedings in a cause real or personal, civil or criminal, from the beginning to the end of the suit; strictly, the means used for bringing the defendant into court to answer to the action; -- a generic term for writs of the class called judicial.
Procris (n.) Any species of small moths of the genus Procris. The larvae of some species injure the grapevine by feeding in groups upon the leaves.
Proctor (n.) One who is employed to manage to affairs of another.
Proctor (n.) A person appointed to collect alms for those who could not go out to beg for themselves, as lepers, the bedridden, etc.; hence a beggar.
Proctor (n.) An officer employed in admiralty and ecclesiastical causes. He answers to an attorney at common law, or to a solicitor in equity.
Proctor (n.) A representative of the clergy in convocation.
Proctor (n.) An officer in a university or college whose duty it is to enforce obedience to the laws of the institution.
Proctor (v. t.) To act as a proctor toward; to manage as an attorney or agent.
Procure (v. t.) To bring into possession; to cause to accrue to, or to come into possession of; to acquire or provide for one's self or for another; to gain; to get; to obtain by any means, as by purchase or loan.
Procure (v. t.) To contrive; to bring about; to effect; to cause.
Procure (v. t.) To solicit; to entreat.
Procure (v. t.) To cause to come; to bring; to attract.
Procure (v. t.) To obtain for illicit intercourse or prostitution.
Procure (v. i.) To pimp.
Procure (v. i.) To manage business for another in court.
Procyon (n.) A star of the first magnitude in the constellation Canis Minor, or the Little Dog.
Procyon (n.) A genus of mammals including the raccoon.
Prodded (imp. & p. p.) of Prod
Prodigy (n.) Something extraordinary, or out of the usual course of nature, from which omens are drawn; a portent; as, eclipses and meteors were anciently deemed prodigies.
Prodigy (n.) Anything so extraordinary as to excite wonder or astonishment; a marvel; as, a prodigy of learning.
Prodigy (n.) A production out of ordinary course of nature; an abnormal development; a monster.
Proitor (n.) A traitor.
Produce (v. t.) To bring forward; to lead forth; to offer to view or notice; to exhibit; to show; as, to produce a witness or evidence in court.
Produce (v. t.) To bring forth, as young, or as a natural product or growth; to give birth to; to bear; to generate; to propagate; to yield; to furnish; as, the earth produces grass; trees produce fruit; the clouds produce rain.
Produce (v. t.) To cause to be or to happen; to originate, as an effect or result; to bring about; as, disease produces pain; vice produces misery.
Produce (v. t.) To give being or form to; to manufacture; to make; as, a manufacturer produces excellent wares.
Produce (v. t.) To yield or furnish; to gain; as, money at interest produces an income; capital produces profit.
Produce (v. t.) To draw out; to extend; to lengthen; to prolong; as, to produce a man's life to threescore.
Produce (v. t.) To extend; -- applied to a
Produce (v. i.) To yield or furnish appropriate offspring, crops, effects, consequences, or results.
Produce (n.) That which is produced, brought forth, or yielded; product; yield; proceeds; result of labor, especially of agricultural labors
Produce (n.) agricultural products.
Product (n.) Anything that is produced, whether as the result of generation, growth, labor, or thought, or by the operation of involuntary causes; as, the products of the season, or of the farm; the products of manufactures; the products of the brain.
Product (n.) The number or sum obtained by adding one number or quantity to itself as many times as there are units in another number; the number resulting from the multiplication of two or more numbers; as, the product of the multiplication of 7 by 5 is 35. In general, the result of any kind of multiplication. See the Note under Multiplication.
Product (v. t.) To produce; to bring forward.
Product (v. t.) To lengthen out; to extend.
Product (v. t.) To produce; to make.
Proface (interj.) Much good may it do you! -- a familiar salutation or welcome.
Profane (a.) Not sacred or holy; not possessing peculiar sanctity; unconsecrated; hence, relating to matters other than sacred; secular; -- opposed to sacred, religious, or inspired; as, a profane place.
Profane (a.) Unclean; impure; polluted; unholy.
Profane (a.) Treating sacred things with contempt, disrespect, irreverence, or undue familiarity; irreverent; impious.
Profane (a.) Irreverent in language; taking the name of God in vain; given to swearing; blasphemous; as, a profane person, word, oath, or tongue.
Profane (a.) To violate, as anything sacred; to treat with abuse, irreverence, obloquy, or contempt; to desecrate; to pollute; as, to profane the name of God; to profane the Scriptures, or the ordinance of God.
Profane (a.) To put to a wrong or unworthy use; to make a base employment of; to debase; to abuse; to defile.
Profert (n.) The exhibition or production of a record or paper in open court, or an allegation that it is in court.
Profess (v. t.) To make open declaration of, as of one's knowledge, belief, action, etc.; to avow or acknowledge; to confess publicly; to own or admit freely.
Profess (v. t.) To set up a claim to; to make presence to; hence, to put on or present an appearance of.
Profess (v. t.) To present to knowledge of, to proclaim one's self versed in; to make one's self a teacher or practitioner of, to set up as an authority respecting; to declare (one's self to be such); as, he professes surgery; to profess one's self a physician.
Profess (v. i.) To take a profession upon one's self by a public declaration; to confess.
Profess (v. i.) To declare friendship.
Proffer (v. t.) To offer for acceptance; to propose to give; to make a tender of; as, to proffer a gift; to proffer services; to proffer friendship.
Proffer (v. t.) To essay or attempt of one's own accord; to undertake, or propose to undertake.
Proffer (n.) An offer made; something proposed for acceptance by another; a tender; as, proffers of peace or friendship.
Proffer (n.) Essay; attempt.
Profile (n.) An out
Profile (n.) A human head represented sidewise, or in a side view; the side face or half face.
Profile (n.) A section of any member, made at right angles with its main
Profile (n.) A drawing exhibiting a vertical section of the ground along a surveyed
Profile (n.) to draw the out
Profile (n.) To shape the out
Profuse (a.) Pouring forth with fullness or exuberance; bountiful; exceedingly liberal; giving without stint; as, a profuse government; profuse hospitality.
Profuse (a.) Superabundant; excessive; prodigal; lavish; as, profuse expenditure.
Profuse (v. t.) To pour out; to give or spend liberally; to lavish; to squander.
Progged (imp. & p. p.) of Prog
Progeny (n.) Descendants of the human kind, or offspring of other animals; children; offspring; race,
Program (n.) Same as Programme.
Proheme (n.) Proem.
Project (n.) The place from which a thing projects, or starts forth.
Project (n.) That which is projected or designed; something intended or devised; a scheme; a design; a plan.
Project (n.) An idle scheme; an impracticable design; as, a man given to projects.
Project (v. t.) To throw or cast forward; to shoot forth.
Project (v. t.) To cast forward or revolve in the mind; to contrive; to devise; to scheme; as, to project a plan.
Project (v. t.) To draw or exhibit, as the form of anything; to de
Project (v. i.) To shoot forward; to extend beyond something else; to be prominent; to jut; as, the cornice projects; branches project from the tree.
Project (v. i.) To form a project; to scheme.
Prolate (a.) Stretched out; extended; especially, elongated in the direction of a
Prolate (v. t.) To utter; to pronounce.
Prolata (pl. ) of Prolatum
Prolled (imp. & p. p.) of Proll
Proller (n.) Prowler; thief.
Prolong (a.) To extend in space or length; as, to prolong a
Prolong (a.) To lengthen in time; to extend the duration of; to draw out; to continue; as, to prolong one's days.
Prolong (a.) To put off to a distant time; to postpone.
Promise (a.) In general, a declaration, written or verbal, made by one person to another, which binds the person who makes it to do, or to forbear to do, a specified act; a declaration which gives to the person to whom it is made a right to expect or to claim the performance or forbearance of a specified act.
Promise (a.) An engagement by one person to another, either in words or in writing, but properly not under seal, for the performance or nonperformance of some particular thing. The word promise is used to denote the mere engagement of a person, without regard to the consideration for it, or the corresponding duty of the party to whom it is made.
Promise (a.) That which causes hope, expectation, or assurance; especially, that which affords expectation of future distinction; as, a youth of great promise.
Promise (a.) Bestowal, fulfillment, or grant of what is promised.
Promise (v. t.) To engage to do, give, make, or to refrain from doing, giving, or making, or the like; to covenant; to engage; as, to promise a visit; to promise a cessation of hostilities; to promise the payment of money.
Promise (v. t.) To afford reason to expect; to cause hope or assurance of; as, the clouds promise rain.
Promise (v. t.) To make declaration of or give assurance of, as some benefit to be conferred; to pledge or engage to bestow; as, the proprietors promised large tracts of land; the city promised a reward.
Promise (v. i.) To give assurance by a promise, or binding declaration.
Promise (v. i.) To afford hopes or expectation; to give ground to expect good; rarely, to give reason to expect evil.
Promont (n.) Promontory.
Promote (v. t.) To contribute to the growth, enlargement, or prosperity of (any process or thing that is in course); to forward; to further; to encourage; to advance; to excite; as, to promote learning; to promote disorder; to promote a business venture.
Promote (v. t.) To exalt in station, rank, or honor; to elevate; to raise; to prefer; to advance; as, to promote an officer.
Promote (v. i.) To urge on or incite another, as to strife; also, to inform against a person.
Promove (v. t.) To move forward; to advance; to promote.
Pronaos (n.) The porch or vestibule of a temple.
Pronate (a.) Somewhat prone; inc
Pronely (adv.) In a prone manner or position.
Pronged (a.) Having prongs or projections like the tines of a fork; as, a three-pronged fork.
Pronity (n.) Proneness; propensity.
Pronota (pl. ) of Pronotum
Pronoun (n.) A word used instead of a noun or name, to avoid the repetition of it. The personal pronouns in English are I, thou or you, he, she, it, we, ye, and they.
Prootic (a.) In front of the auditory capsule; -- applied especially to a bone, or center of ossification, in the periotic capsule.
Prootic (n.) A prootic bone.
Propped (imp. & p. p.) of Prop
Propane (n.) A heavy gaseous hydrocarbon, C3H8, of the paraffin series, occurring naturally dissolved in crude petroleum, and also made artificially; -- called also propyl hydride.
Propend (v. i.) To lean toward a thing; to be favorably inc
Propene (n.) Same as Propylene.
Prophet (n.) One who prophesies, or foretells events; a predicter; a foreteller.
Prophet (n.) One inspired or instructed by God to speak in his name, or announce future events, as, Moses, Elijah, etc.
Prophet (n.) An interpreter; a spokesman.
Prophet (n.) A mantis.
Propice (a.) Fit; propitious.
Propine (v. t.) To pledge; to offer as a toast or a health in the manner of drinking, that is, by drinking first and passing the cup.
Propine (v. t.) Hence, to give in token of friendship.
Propine (v. t.) To give, or deliver; to subject.
Propine (n.) A pledge.
Propine (n.) A gift; esp., drink money.
Propine (n.) Same as Allylene.
Propleg (n.) Same as Proleg.
Propone (v. t.) To propose; to bring forward.
Propose (v.) To set forth.
Propose (v.) To offer for consideration, discussion, acceptance, or adoption; as, to propose terms of peace; to propose a question for discussion; to propose an alliance; to propose a person for office.
Propose (v.) To set before one's self or others as a purpose formed; hence, to purpose; to intend.
Propose (v. i.) To speak; to converse.
Propose (v. i.) To form or declare a purpose or intention; to lay a scheme; to design; as, man proposes, but God disposes.
Propose (v. i.) To offer one's self in marriage.
Propose (n.) Talk; discourse.
Propugn (v. t.) To contend for; to defend; to vindicate.
Propyla (pl. ) of Propylon
Prorate (v. t.) To divide or distribute proportionally; to assess pro rata.
Prosaic (a.) Alt. of Prosaical
Prosing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Prose
Prosily (adv.) In a prosy manner.
Prosing (n.) Writing prose; speaking or writing in a tedious or prosy manner.
Prosody (n.) That part of grammar which treats of the quantity of syllables, of accent, and of the laws of versification or metrical composition.
Prosoma (n.) The anterior of the body of an animal, as of a cephalopod; the thorax of an arthropod.
Prosper (v. t.) To favor; to render successful.
Prosper (v. i.) To be successful; to succeed; to be fortunate or prosperous; to thrive; to make gain.
Prosper (v. i.) To grow; to increase.
Protean (a.) Of or pertaining to Proteus; characteristic of Proteus.
Protean (a.) Exceedingly variable; readily assuming different shapes or forms; as, an amoeba is a protean animalcule.
Protect (v. t.) To cover or shield from danger or injury; to defend; to guard; to preserve in safety; as, a father protects his children.
Protege (n. f.) Alt. of Protegee
Proteid (n.) One of a class of amorphous nitrogenous principles, containing, as a rule, a small amount of sulphur; an albuminoid, as blood fibrin, casein of milk, etc. Proteids are present in nearly all animal fluids and make up the greater part of animal tissues and organs. They are also important constituents of vegetable tissues. See 2d Note under Food.
Protein (n.) A body now known as alkali albumin, but originally considered to be the basis of all albuminous substances, whence its name.
Protend (v. t.) To hold out; to stretch forth.
Protest (v. i.) To affirm in a public or formal manner; to bear witness; to declare solemnly; to avow.
Protest (v. i.) To make a solemn declaration (often a written one) expressive of opposition; -- with against; as, he protest against your votes.
Protest (v. t.) To make a solemn declaration or affirmation of; to proclaim; to display; as, to protest one's loyalty.
Protest (v. t.) To call as a witness in affirming or denying, or to prove an affirmation; to appeal to.
Protest (v.) A solemn declaration of opinion, commonly a formal objection against some act; especially, a formal and solemn declaration, in writing, of dissent from the proceedings of a legislative body; as, the protest of lords in Parliament.
Protest (v.) A solemn declaration in writing, in due form, made by a notary public, usually under his notarial seal, on behalf of the holder of a bill or note, protesting against all parties liable for any loss or damage by the nonacceptance or nonpayment of the bill, or by the nonpayment of the note, as the case may be.
Protest (v.) A declaration made by the master of a vessel before a notary, consul, or other authorized officer, upon his arrival in port after a disaster, stating the particulars of it, and showing that any damage or loss sustained was not owing to the fault of the vessel, her officers or crew, but to the perils of the sea, etc., ads the case may be, and protesting against them.
Protest (v.) A declaration made by a party, before or while paying a tax, duty, or the like, demanded of him, which he deems illegal, denying the justice of the demand, and asserting his rights and claims, in order to show that the payment was not voluntary.
Proteus (n.) A sea god in the service of Neptune who assumed different shapes at will. Hence, one who easily changes his appearance or principles.
Proteus (n.) A genus of aquatic eel-shaped amphibians found in caves in Austria. They have permanent external gills as well as lungs. The eyes are small and the legs are weak.
Proteus (n.) A changeable protozoan; an amoeba.
Protist (n.) One of the Protista.
Protyle (n.) The hypothetical homogeneous cosmic material of the original universe, supposed to have been differentiated into what are recognized as distinct chemical elements.
Proudly (adv.) In a proud manner; with lofty airs or mien; haughtily; arrogantly; boastfully.
Provand (n.) Alt. of Proant
Provant (v. t.) To supply with provender or provisions; to provide for.
Provant (a.) Provided for common or general use, as in an army; hence, common in quality; inferior.
Proving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Prove
Provect (a.) Carried forward; advanced.
Provend (n.) See Provand.
Provent (n.) See Provand.
Proverb (n.) An old and common saying; a phrase which is often repeated; especially, a sentence which briefly and forcibly expresses some practical truth, or the result of experience and observation; a maxim; a saw; an adage.
Proverb (n.) A striking or paradoxical assertion; an obscure saying; an enigma; a parable.
Proverb (n.) A familiar illustration; a subject of contemptuous reference.
Proverb (n.) A drama exemplifying a proverb.
Proverb (v. t.) To name in, or as, a proverb.
Proverb (v. t.) To provide with a proverb.
Proverb (v. i.) To write or utter proverbs.
Provide (v. t.) To look out for in advance; to procure beforehand; to get, collect, or make ready for future use; to prepare.
Provide (v. t.) To supply; to afford; to contribute.
Provide (v. t.) To furnish; to supply; -- formerly followed by of, now by with.
Provide (v. t.) To establish as a previous condition; to stipulate; as, the contract provides that the work be well done.
Provide (v. t.) To foresee.
Provide (v. t.) To appoint to an ecclesiastical benefice before it is vacant. See Provisor.
Provide (v. i.) To procure supplies or means in advance; to take measures beforehand in view of an expected or a possible future need, especially a danger or an evil; -- followed by against or for; as, to provide against the inclemency of the weather; to provide for the education of a child.
Provide (v. i.) To stipulate previously; to condition; as, the agreement provides for an early completion of the work.
Provine (v. t.) To lay a stock or branch of a vine in the ground for propagation.
Proviso (n.) An article or clause in any statute, agreement, contract, grant, or other writing, by which a condition is introduced, usually beginning with the word provided; a conditional stipulation that affects an agreement, contract, law, grant, or the like; as, the contract was impaired by its proviso.
Provoke (v. t.) To call forth; to call into being or action; esp., to incense to action, a faculty or passion, as love, hate, or ambition; hence, commonly, to incite, as a person, to action by a challenge, by taunts, or by defiance; to exasperate; to irritate; to offend intolerably; to cause to retaliate.
Provoke (v. i.) To cause provocation or anger.
Provoke (v. i.) To appeal. [A Latinism]
Provost (n.) A person who is appointed to superintend, or preside over, something; the chief magistrate in some cities and towns; as, the provost of Edinburgh or of Glasgow, answering to the mayor of other cities; the provost of a college, answering to president; the provost or head of certain collegiate churches.
Provost (n.) The keeper of a prison.
Prowess (a.) Distinguished bravery; valor; especially, military bravery and skill; gallantry; intrepidity; fearlessness.
Prowled (imp. & p. p.) of Prowl
Prowler (n.) One that prowls.
Proxene (n.) An officer who had the charge of showing hospitality to those who came from a friendly city or state.
Proxime (a.) Next; immediately preceding or following.
Proximo () In the next month after the present; -- often contracted to prox.; as, on the 3d proximo.
Proxies (pl. ) of Proxy
Prudent (a.) Sagacious in adapting means to ends; circumspect in action, or in determining any
Prudent (a.) Frugal; economical; not extravagant; as, a prudent woman; prudent expenditure of money.
Prudery (n.) The quality or state of being prudish; excessive or affected scrupulousness in speech or conduct; stiffness; coyness.
Prudish (a.) Like a prude; very formal, precise, or reserved; affectedly severe in virtue; as, a prudish woman; prudish manners.
Pruning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Prune
Pruning (n.) The act of trimming, or removing what is superfluous.
Pruning (n.) That which is cast off by bird in pruning her feathers; leavings.
Prurigo (n.) A papular disease of the skin, of which intense itching is the chief symptom, the eruption scarcely differing from the healthy cuticle in color.
Prussic (a.) designating the acid now called hydrocyanic acid, but formerly called prussic acid, because Prussian blue is derived from it or its compounds. See Hydrocyanic.
Prytany (n.) The period during which the presidency of the senate belonged to the prytanes of the section.
Prythee (interj.) See Prithee.
Trabeae (pl. ) of Trabea
tracing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Trace
Trachea (n.) The windpipe. See Illust. of Lung.
Trachea (n.) One of the respiratory tubes of insects and arachnids.
Trachea (n.) One of the large cells in woody tissue which have spiral, annular, or other markings, and are connected longitudinally so as to form continuous ducts.
Tracing (n.) The act of one who traces; especially, the act of copying by marking on thin paper, or other transparent substance, the
Tracing (n.) A regular path or track; a course.
tracked (imp. & p. p.) of Track
Tracker (n.) One who, or that which, tracks or pursues, as a man or dog that follows game.
Tracker (n.) In the organ, a light strip of wood connecting (in path) a key and a pallet, to communicate motion by pulling.
Tractor (n.) That which draws, or is used for drawing.
Tractor (n.) Two small, pointed rods of metal, formerly used in the treatment called Perkinism.
Trading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Trade
Trading (a.) Carrying on trade or commerce; engaged in trade; as, a trading company.
Trading (a.) Frequented by traders.
Trading (a.) Venal; corrupt; jobbing; as, a trading politician.
Traduce (v. t.) To transfer; to transmit; to hand down; as, to traduce mental qualities to one's descendants.
Traduce (v. t.) To translate from one language to another; as, to traduce and compose works.
Traduce (v. t.) To increase or distribute by propagation.
Traduce (v. t.) To draw away; to seduce.
Traduce (v. t.) To represent; to exhibit; to display; to expose; to make an example of.
Traduce (v. t.) To expose to contempt or shame; to represent as blamable; to calumniate; to vilify; to defame.
Traduct (v. t.) To derive or deduce; also, to transmit; to transfer.
Traduct (n.) That which is traducted; that which is transferred; a translation.
Traffic (v. i.) To pass goods and commodities from one person to another for an equivalent in goods or money; to buy or sell goods; to barter; to trade.
Traffic (v. i.) To trade meanly or mercenarily; to bargain.
Traffic (v. t.) To exchange in traffic; to effect by a bargain or for a consideration.
Traffic (v.) Commerce, either by barter or by buying and selling; interchange of goods and commodities; trade.
Traffic (v.) Commodities of the market.
Traffic (v.) The business done upon a railway, steamboat
Tragedy (n.) A dramatic poem, composed in elevated style, representing a signal action performed by some person or persons, and having a fatal issue; that species of drama which represents the sad or terrible phases of character and life.
Tragedy (n.) A fatal and mournful event; any event in which human lives are lost by human violence, more especially by unauthorized violence.
Trailed (imp. & p. p.) of Trail
Trailer (n.) One who, or that which, trails.
Trailer (n.) A part of an object which extends some distance beyond the main body of the object; as, the trailer of a plant.
Trained (imp. & p. p.) of Train
Trainel (n.) A dragnet.
Trainer (n.) One who trains; an instructor; especially, one who trains or prepares men, horses, etc., for exercises requiring physical agility and strength.
Trainer (n.) A militiaman when called out for exercise or discip
Traipse (v. i.) To walk or run about in a slatternly, careless, or thoughtless manner.
Traitor (n.) One who violates his allegiance and betrays his country; one guilty of treason; one who, in breach of trust, delivers his country to an enemy, or yields up any fort or place intrusted to his defense, or surrenders an army or body of troops to the enemy, unless when vanquished; also, one who takes arms and levies war against his country; or one who aids an enemy in conquering his country. See Treason.
Traitor (n.) Hence, one who betrays any confidence or trust; a betrayer.
Traitor (a.) Traitorous.
Traitor (v. t.) To act the traitor toward; to betray; to deceive.
Traject (v. t.) To throw or cast through, over, or across; as, to traject the sun's light through three or more cross prisms.
Traject (v. t.) A place for passing across; a passage; a ferry.
Traject (v. t.) The act of trajecting; trajection.
Traject (v. t.) A trajectory.
Tramble (v. t.) To wash, as tin ore, with a shovel in a frame fitted for the purpose.
Trammel (n.) A kind of net for catching birds, fishes, or other prey.
Trammel (n.) A net for confining a woman's hair.
Trammel (n.) A kind of shackle used for regulating the motions of a horse and making him amble.
Trammel (n.) Fig.: Whatever impedes activity, progress, or freedom, as a net or shackle.
Trammel (n.) An iron hook of various forms and sizes, used for handing kettles and other vessels over the fire.
Trammel (n.) An instrument for drawing ellipses, one part of which consists of a cross with two grooves at right angles to each other, the other being a beam carrying two pins (which slide in those grooves), and also the describing pencil.
Trammel (n.) A beam compass. See under Beam.
Trammel (v. t.) To entangle, as in a net; to catch.
Trammel (v. t.) To confine; to hamper; to shackle.
Tramped (imp. & p. p.) of Tramp
Tramper (n.) One who tramps; a stroller; a vagrant or vagabond; a tramp.
Trample (v. t.) To tread under foot; to tread down; to prostrate by treading; as, to trample grass or flowers.
Trample (v. t.) Fig.: To treat with contempt and insult.
Trample (v. i.) To tread with force and rapidity; to stamp.
Trample (v. i.) To tread in contempt; -- with on or upon.
Trample (n.) The act of treading under foot; also, the sound produced by trampling.
Tramway (n.) Same as Tramroad.
Tramway (n.) A railway laid in the streets of a town or city, on which cars for passengers or for freight are drawn by horses; a horse railroad.
Tranced (imp. & p. p.) of Trance
Tranect (n.) A ferry.
Trannel (n.) A treenail.
Transit (n.) The act of passing; passage through or over.
Transit (n.) The act or process of causing to pass; conveyance; as, the transit of goods through a country.
Transit (n.) A
Transit (n.) The passage of a heavenly body over the meridian of a place, or through the field of a telescope.
Transit (n.) The passage of a smaller body across the disk of a larger, as of Venus across the sun's disk, or of a satellite or its shadow across the disk of its primary.
Transit (n.) An instrument resembling a theodolite, used by surveyors and engineers; -- called also transit compass, and surveyor's transit.
Transit (v. t.) To pass over the disk of (a heavenly body).
Transom (n.) A horizontal crossbar in a window, over a door, or between a door and a window above it. Transom is the horizontal, as mullion is the vertical, bar across an opening. See Illust. of Mullion.
Transom (n.) One of the principal transverse timbers of the stern, bolted to the sternpost and giving shape to the stern structure; -- called also transsummer.
Transom (n.) The piece of wood or iron connecting the cheeks of some gun carriages.
Transom (n.) The vane of a cross-staff.
Transom (n.) One of the crossbeams connecting the side frames of a truck with each other.
Tranter (n.) One who trants; a peddler; a carrier.
Trapped (imp. & p. p.) of Trap
Trapeze (n.) A trapezium. See Trapezium, 1.
Trapeze (n.) A swinging horizontal bar, suspended at each end by a rope; -- used by gymnasts.
Trapper (n.) One who traps animals; one who makes a business of trapping animals for their furs.
Trapper (n.) A boy who opens and shuts a trapdoor in a gallery or level.
Trashed (imp. & p. p.) of Trash
Traunce (n. & v.) See Trance.
Travail (n.) Labor with pain; severe toil or exertion.
Travail (n.) Parturition; labor; as, an easy travail.
Travail (n.) To labor with pain; to toil.
Travail (n.) To suffer the pangs of childbirth; to be in labor.
Travail (v. t.) To harass; to tire.
Travers (a.) Across; athwart.
Trawler (n.) One who, or that which, trawls.
Trawler (n.) A fishing vessel which trails a net behind it.
Trayful (n.) As much as a tray will hold; enough to fill a tray.
Treacle (n.) A remedy against poison. See Theriac, 1.
Treacle (n.) A sovereign remedy; a cure.
Treacle (n.) Molasses; sometimes, specifically, the molasses which drains from the sugar-refining molds, and which is also called sugarhouse molasses.
Treacle (n.) A saccharine fluid, consisting of the inspissated juices or decoctions of certain vegetables, as the sap of the birch, sycamore, and the like.
Treacly (a.) Like, or composed of, treacle.
Trodden (p. p.) of Tread
Treader (n.) One who treads.
Treadle (n.) The part of a foot lathe, or other machine, which is pressed or moved by the foot.
Treadle (n.) The chalaza of a bird's egg; the tread.
Treague (n.) A truce.
Treason (n.) The offense of attempting to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance, or of betraying the state into the hands of a foreign power; disloyalty; treachery.
Treason (n.) Loosely, the betrayal of any trust or confidence; treachery; perfidy.
Treated (imp. & p. p.) of Treat
Treater (n.) One who treats; one who handles, or discourses on, a subject; also, one who entertains.
Trebled (imp. & p. p.) of Treble
Treblet (n.) Same as Triblet.
Treddle (n.) See Treadle.
Treddle (n.) A prostitute; a strumpet.
Treddle (n.) The dung of sheep or hares.
Treeing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tree
Treeful (n.) The quantity or number which fills a tree.
Trefoil (n.) Any plant of the genus Trifolium, which includes the white clover, red clover, etc.; -- less properly, applied also to the nonesuch, or black medic. See Clover, and Medic.
Trefoil (n.) An ornamental foliation consisting of three divisions, or foils.
Trefoil (n.) A charge representing the clover leaf.
Trehala (n.) An amorphous variety of manna obtained from the nests and cocoons of a Syrian coleopterous insect (Larinus maculatus, L. nidificans, etc.) which feeds on the foliage of a variety of thistle. It is used as an article of food, and is called also nest sugar.
Trellis (n.) A structure or frame of crossbarred work, or latticework, used for various purposes, as for screens or for supporting plants.
Tremble (v. i.) To shake involuntarily, as with fear, cold, or weakness; to quake; to quiver; to shiver; to shudder; -- said of a person or an animal.
Tremble (v. i.) To totter; to shake; -- said of a thing.
Tremble (v. i.) To quaver or shake, as sound; to be tremulous; as the voice trembles.
Tremble (n.) An involuntary shaking or quivering.
Tremolo (n.) The rapid reiteration of tones without any apparent cessation, so as to produce a tremulous effect.
Tremolo (n.) A certain contrivance in an organ, which causes the notes to sound with rapid pulses or beats, producing a tremulous effect; -- called also tremolant, and tremulant.
Trenail (n.) Same as Treenail.
Trended (imp. & p. p.) of Trend
Trender (n.) One whose business is to free wool from its filth.
Trendle (v. i.) A wheel, spindle, or the like; a trundle.
Trental (n.) An office and mass for the dead on the thirtieth day after death or burial.
Trental (n.) Hence, a dirge; an elegy.
Trepang (n.) Any one of several species of large holothurians, some of which are dried and extensively used as food in China; -- called also beche de mer, sea cucumber, and sea slug.
Tressed (a.) Having tresses.
Tressed (a.) Formed into ringlets or braided; braided; curled.
Tressel (n.) A trestle.
Trestle (n.) A movable frame or support for anything, as scaffolding, consisting of three or four legs secured to a top piece, and forming a sort of stool or horse, used by carpenters, masons, and other workmen; also, a kind of framework of strong posts or piles, and crossbeams, for supporting a bridge, the track of a railway, or the like.
Trestle (n.) The frame of a table.
Triable (a.) Fit or possible to be tried; liable to be subjected to trial or test.
Triable (a.) Liable to undergo a judicial examination; properly coming under the cognizance of a court; as, a cause may be triable before one court which is not triable in another.
Triacid (a.) Capable of neutralizing three molecules of a monobasic acid or the equivalent; having three hydrogen atoms which may be acid radicals; -- said of certain bases; thus, glycerin is a triacid base.
Triacle (n.) See Treacle.
Triadic (a.) Having the characteristics of a triad; as, boron is triadic.
Triatic (a.) A term used in the phrase triatic stay. See under Stay.
Tribble (n.) A frame on which paper is dried.
Triblet (n.) Alt. of Tribolet
Tribual (a.) Alt. of Tribular
Tribune (n.) An officer or magistrate chosen by the people, to protect them from the oppression of the patricians, or nobles, and to defend their liberties against any attempts that might be made upon them by the senate and consuls.
Tribune (n.) Anciently, a bench or elevated place, from which speeches were delivered; in France, a kind of pulpit in the hall of the legislative assembly, where a member stands while making an address; any place occupied by a public orator.
Tribute (n.) An annual or stated sum of money or other valuable thing, paid by one ruler or nation to another, either as an acknowledgment of submission, or as the price of peace and protection, or by virtue of some treaty; as, the Romans made their conquered countries pay tribute.
Tribute (n.) A personal contribution, as of money, praise, service, etc., made in token of services rendered, or as that which is due or deserved; as, a tribute of affection.
Tribute (n.) A certain proportion of the ore raised, or of its value, given to the miner as his recompense.
Tribute (v. i.) To pay as tribute.
Triceps (n.) A muscle having three heads; specif., the great extensor of the forearm, arising by three heads and inserted into the olecranon at the elbow.
Tricked (imp. & p. p.) of Trick
Tricker (n.) One who tricks; a trickster.
Tricker (n.) A trigger.
Trickle (v. t.) To flow in a small, gentle stream; to run in drops.
Tricksy (a.) Exhibiting artfulness; trickish.
Trident (n.) A kind of scepter or spear with three prongs, -- the common attribute of Neptune.
Trident (n.) A three-pronged spear or goad, used for urging horses; also, the weapon used by one class of gladiators.
Trident (n.) A three-pronged fish spear.
Trident (n.) A curve of third order, having three infinite branches in one direction and a fourth infinite branch in the opposite direction.
Trident (a.) Having three teeth or prongs; tridentate.
Triding (n.) A riding. See Trithing.
Triduan (a.) Lasting three lays; also, happening every third day.
Trifled (imp. & p. p.) of Trifle
Trifler (n.) One who trifles.
Trifoly (n.) Sweet trefoil.
Triform (a.) Having a triple form or character.
Trigamy (n.) The act of marrying, or the state of being married, three times; also, the offense of having three husbands or three wives at the same time.
Trigger (n.) A catch to hold the wheel of a carriage on a declivity.
Trigger (n.) A piece, as a lever, which is connected with a catch or detent as a means of releasing it; especially (Firearms), the part of a lock which is moved by the finger to release the cock and discharge the piece.
Trigone (n.) A smooth triangular area on the inner surface of the bladder, limited by the apertures of the ureters and urethra.
Trigram (n.) Same as Trigraph.
Trilith (n.) Same as Trilithon.
Trilled (imp. & p. p.) of Trill
Trilogy (n.) A series of three dramas which, although each of them is in one sense complete, have a close mutual relation, and form one historical and poetical picture. Shakespeare's " Henry VI." is an example.
Trimmed (imp. & p. p.) of Trim
Trimera (n. pl.) A division of Coleoptera including those which have but three joints in the tarsi.
Trimmer (n.) One who trims, arranges, fits, or ornaments.
Trimmer (n.) One who does not adopt extreme opinions in politics, or the like; one who fluctuates between parties, so as to appear to favor each; a timeserver.
Trimmer (n.) An instrument with which trimming is done.
Trimmer (n.) A beam, into which are framed the ends of headers in floor framing, as when a hole is to be left for stairs, or to avoid bringing joists near chimneys, and the like. See Illust. of Header.
Trindle (v. t. & n.) See Trundle.
Tringle (n.) A curtain rod for a bedstead.
Trinity (n.) The union of three persons (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost) in one Godhead, so that all the three are one God as to substance, but three persons as to individuality.
Trinity (n.) Any union of three in one; three units treated as one; a triad, as the Hindu trinity, or Trimurti.
Trinity (n.) Any symbol of the Trinity employed in Christian art, especially the triangle.
Trinket (n.) A three-cornered sail formerly carried on a ship's foremast, probably on a lateen yard.
Trinket (v. t.) A knife; a cutting tool.
Trinket (v. t.) A small ornament, as a jewel, ring, or the like.
Trinket (v. t.) A thing of little value; a trifle; a toy.
Trinket (v. i.) To give trinkets; hence, to court favor; to intrigue.
Trinkle (v. i.) To act secretly, or in an underhand way; to tamper.
Tri/cia (n. pl.) The third order of the Linnaean class Polygamia.
Triolet (n.) A short poem or stanza of eight
Trionyx (n.) A genus of fresh-water or river turtles which have the shell imperfectly developed and covered with a soft leathery skin. They are noted for their agility and rapacity. Called also soft tortoise, soft-shell tortoise, and mud turtle.
Tripped (imp. & p. p.) of Trip
Tripang (n.) See Trepang.
Tripery (n.) A place where tripe is prepared or sold.
Tripled (imp. & p. p.) of Triple
Triplet (n.) A collection or combination of three of a kind; three united.
Triplet (n.) Three verses rhyming together.
Triplet (n.) A group of three notes sung or played in the tree of two.
Triplet (n.) Three children or offspring born at one birth.
Tripody (n.) Three metrical feet taken together, or included in one measure.
Tripoli (n.) An earthy substance originally brought from Tripoli, used in polishing stones and metals. It consists almost wholly of the siliceous shells of diatoms.
Tripper (n.) One who trips or supplants; also, one who walks or trips nimbly; a dancer.
Tripper (n.) An excursionist.
Trippet (n.) A cam, wiper, or projecting piece which strikes another piece repeatedly.
Tripsis (n.) Trituration.
Tripsis (n.) Shampoo.
Trireme (n.) An ancient galley or vessel with tree banks, or tiers, of oars.
Trisect (v. t.) To cut or divide into three parts.
Trisect (v. t.) To cut or divide into three equal parts.
Trismus (n.) The lockjaw.
Trisuls (n.) Something having three forks or prongs, as a trident.
Tritone (n.) A superfluous or augmented fourth.
Tritova (pl. ) of Tritovum
Triture (n.) A rubbing or grinding; trituration.
Triumph (n.) A magnificent and imposing ceremonial performed in honor of a general who had gained a decisive victory over a foreign enemy.
Triumph (n.) Hence, any triumphal procession; a pompous exhibition; a stately show or pageant.
Triumph (n.) A state of joy or exultation for success.
Triumph (n.) Success causing exultation; victory; conquest; as, the triumph of knowledge.
Triumph (n.) A trump card; also, an old game at cards.
Triumph (n.) To celebrate victory with pomp; to rejoice over success; to exult in an advantage gained; to exhibit exultation.
Triumph (n.) To obtain victory; to be successful; to prevail.
Triumph (n.) To be prosperous; to flourish.
Triumph (n.) To play a trump card.
Triumph (v. t.) To obtain a victory over; to prevail over; to conquer. Also, to cause to triumph.
Trivant (n.) A truant.
Trivial (a.) Found anywhere; common.
Trivial (a.) Ordinary; commonplace; trifling; vulgar.
Trivial (a.) Of little worth or importance; inconsiderable; trifling; petty; paltry; as, a trivial subject or affair.
Trivial (a.) Of or pertaining to the trivium.
Trivial (n.) One of the three liberal arts forming the trivium.
Trivium (n.) The three " liberal" arts, grammar, logic, and rhetoric; -- being a triple way, as it were, to eloquence.
Trivium (n.) The three anterior ambulacra of echinoderms, collectively.
Trochal (a.) Resembling a wheel.
Trochar (n.) See Trocar.
Trochee (n.) A foot of two syllables, the first long and the second short, as in the Latin word ante, or the first accented and the second unaccented, as in the English word motion; a choreus.
Trochil (n.) The crocodile bird.
Trochus (n.) Any one of numerous species of marine univalve shells belonging to Trochus and many allied gener
Trodden () p. p. of Tread.
Troilus (n.) A large, handsome American butterfly (Euph/ades, / Papilio, troilus). It is black, with yellow marginal spots on the front wings, and blue spots on the rear wings.
Trolled (imp. & p. p.) of Troll
Troller (n.) One who trolls.
Trolley (n.) Alt. of Trolly
Trollop (n.) A stroller; a loiterer; esp., an idle, untidy woman; a slattern; a slut; a whore.
Trommel (n.) A revolving buddle or sieve for separating, or sizing, ores.
Trompil (n.) An aperture in a tromp.
Tronage (n.) A toll or duty paid for weighing wool; also, the act of weighing wool.
Trooped (imp. & p. p.) of Troop
Trooper (n.) A soldier in a body of cavalry; a cavalryman; also, the horse of a cavalryman.
Trophic (a.) Of or connected with nutrition; nitritional; nourishing; as, the so-called trophic nerves, which have a direct influence on nutrition.
Tropine (n.) A white crystal
Tropist (n.) One who deals in tropes; specifically, one who avoids the literal sense of the language of Scripture by explaining it as mere tropes and figures of speech.
Trotted (imp. & p. p.) of Trot
Trotter (n.) One that trots; especially, a horse trained to be driven in trotting matches.
Trotter (n.) The foot of an animal, especially that of a sheep; also, humorously, the human foot.
Trouble (v. t.) To put into confused motion; to disturb; to agitate.
Trouble (v. t.) To disturb; to perplex; to afflict; to distress; to grieve; to fret; to annoy; to vex.
Trouble (v. t.) To give occasion for labor to; -- used in polite phraseology; as, I will not trouble you to deliver the letter.
Trouble (a.) Troubled; dark; gloomy.
Trouble (v. t.) The state of being troubled; disturbance; agitation; uneasiness; vexation; calamity.
Trouble (v. t.) That which gives disturbance, annoyance, or vexation; that which afflicts.
Trouble (v. t.) A fault or interruption in a stratum.
Trounce (v. t.) To punish or beat severely; to whip smartly; to flog; to castigate.
Trowsed (a.) Wearing trousers.
Truancy (n.) The act of playing truant, or the state of being truant; as, addicted to truancy.
Trucked (imp. & p. p.) of Truck
Trucker (n.) One who trucks; a trafficker.
Truckle (n.) A small wheel or caster.
Truckle (v. i.) To yield or bend obsequiously to the will of another; to submit; to creep.
Truckle (v. t.) To roll or move upon truckles, or casters; to trundle.
Trudged (imp. & p. p.) of Trudge
Truffle (n.) Any one of several kinds of roundish, subterranean fungi, usually of a blackish color. The French truffle (Tuber melanosporum) and the English truffle (T. aestivum) are much esteemed as articles of food.
Trumped (imp. & p. p.) of Trump
Trumpet (n.) A wind instrument of great antiquity, much used in war and military exercises, and of great value in the orchestra. In consists of a long metallic tube, curved (once or twice) into a convenient shape, and ending in a bell. Its scale in the lower octaves is limited to the first natural harmonics; but there are modern trumpets capable, by means of valves or pistons, of producing every tone within their compass, although at the expense of the true ringing quality of tone.
Trumpet (n.) A trumpeter.
Trumpet (n.) One who praises, or propagates praise, or is the instrument of propagating it.
Trumpet (n.) A funnel, or short, fiaring pipe, used as a guide or conductor, as for yarn in a knitting machine.
Trumpet (v. t.) To publish by, or as by, sound of trumpet; to noise abroad; to proclaim; as, to trumpet good tidings.
Trumpet (v. i.) To sound loudly, or with a tone like a trumpet; to utter a trumplike cry.
Trumpie (n.) The Richardson's skua (Stercorarius parasiticus).
Truncal (a.) Of or pertaining to the trunk, or body.
Truncus (n.) The thorax of an insect. See Trunk, n., 5.
Trundle (v. i.) A round body; a little wheel.
Trundle (v. i.) A lind of low-wheeled cart; a truck.
Trundle (v. i.) A motion as of something moving upon little wheels or rollers; a rolling motion.
Trundle (v. i.) A lantern wheel. See under Lantern.
Trundle (v. i.) One of the bars of a lantern wheel.
Trundle (v. t.) To roll (a thing) on little wheels; as, to trundle a bed or a gun carriage.
Trundle (v. t.) To cause to roll or revolve; to roll along; as, to trundle a hoop or a ball.
Trundle (v. i.) To go or move on small wheels; as, a bed trundles under another.
Trundle (v. i.) To roll, or go by revolving, as a hoop.
Trunked (a.) Having (such) a trunk.
Trunnel (n.) A trundle.
Trunnel (n.) See Treenail.
Trusion (n.) The act of pushing or thrusting.
Trussed (imp. & p. p.) of Truss
Trusted (imp. & p. p.) of Trust
Trustee (n.) A person to whom property is legally committed in trust, to be applied either for the benefit of specified individuals, or for public uses; one who is intrusted with property for the benefit of another; also, a person in whose hands the effects of another are attached in a trustee process.
Trustee (v. t.) To commit (property) to the care of a trustee; as, to trustee an estate.
Trustee (v. t.) To attach (a debtor's wages, credits, or property in the hands of a third person) in the interest of the creditor.
Truster (n.) One who trusts, or credits.
Truster (n.) One who makes a trust; -- the correlative of trustee.
Trypsin (n.) A proteolytic ferment, or enzyme, present in the pancreatic juice. Unlike the pepsin of the gastric juice, it acts in a neutral or alka
Tryptic (a.) Relating to trypsin or to its action; produced by trypsin; as, trypsin digestion.
Trysail (n.) A fore-and-aft sail, bent to a gaff, and hoisted on a lower mast or on a small mast, called the trysail mast, close abaft a lower mast; -- used chiefly as a storm sail. Called also spencer.
Tryster (n.) One who makes an appointment, or tryst; one who meets with another.
Urachus (n.) A cord or band of fibrous tissue extending from the bladder to the umbilicus.
Uraemia (n.) Accumulation in the blood of the principles of the urine, producing dangerous disease.
Uraemic (a.) Of or pertaining to uraemia; as, uraemic convulsions.
Uralian (a.) Alt. of Uralic
Uralite (n.) Amphibole resulting from the alternation of pyroxene by paramorphism. It is not uncommon in massive eruptive rocks.
Uranate (n.) A salt of uranic acid.
Uranian (a.) Of or pertaining to the planet Uranus; as, the Uranian year.
Uranite (n.) A general term for the uranium phosphates, autunite, or lime uranite, and torbernite, or copper uranite.
Uranium (n.) An element of the chromium group, found in certain rare minerals, as pitchblende, uranite, etc., and reduced as a heavy, hard, nickel-white metal which is quite permanent. Its yellow oxide is used to impart to glass a delicate greenish-yellow tint which is accompanied by a strong fluorescence, and its black oxide is used as a pigment in porcelain painting. Symbol U. Atomic weight 239.
Uranous (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, uranium; designating those compounds in which uranium has a lower valence as contrasted with the uranic compounds.
Urceole (n.) A vessel for water for washing the hands; also, one to hold wine or water.
Urceoli (pl. ) of Urceolus
Urethra (n.) The canal by which the urine is conducted from the bladder and discharged.
Urgence (n.) Urgency.
Urgency (n.) The quality or condition of being urgent; insistence; pressure; as, the urgency of a demand or an occasion.
Urinary (a.) Of or pertaining to the urine; as, the urinary bladder; urinary excretions.
Urinary (a.) Resembling, or being of the nature of, urine.
Urinary (n.) A urinarium; also, a urinal.
Urinate (v. i.) To discharge urine; to make water.
Urinose (a.) Alt. of Urinous
Urinous (a.) Of or pertaining to urine, or partaking of its qualities; having the character or odor of urine; similar to urine.
Urnfuls (pl. ) of Urnful
Urocele (n.) A morbid swelling of the scrotum due to extravasation of urine into it.
Urocord (n.) See Urochord.
Urocyst (n.) The urinary bladder.
Urodela (n. pl.) An order of amphibians having the tail well developed and often long. It comprises the salamanders, tritons, and allied animals.
Urodele (n.) One of the Urodela.
Urohyal (a.) Of or pertaining to one or more median and posterior elements in the hyoidean arch of fishes.
Urohyal (n.) A urohyal bone or cartilage.
Urology (n.) See Uronology.
Uromere (n.) Any one of the abdominal segments of an arthropod.
Urosome (n.) The abdomen, or post-abdomen, of arthropods.
Urostea (pl. ) of Urosteon
Urtical (a.) Resembling nettles; -- said of several natural orders allied to urticaceous plants.
Wrangle (v. i.) To argue; to debate; to dispute.
Wrangle (v. i.) To dispute angrily; to quarrel peevishly and noisily; to brawl; to altercate.
Wrangle (v. t.) To involve in a quarrel or dispute; to embroil.
Wrangle (n.) An angry dispute; a noisy quarrel; a squabble; an altercation.
Wrapped (imp. & p. p.) of Wrap
Wrapper (n.) One who, or that which, wraps.
Wrapper (n.) That in which anything is wrapped, or inclosed; envelope; covering.
Wrapper (n.) Specifically, a loose outer garment; an article of dress intended to be wrapped round the person; as, a morning wrapper; a gentleman's wrapper.
Wrastle (v. i.) To wrestle.
Wrawful (a.) Ill-tempered.
Wreaked (imp. & p. p.) of Wreak
Wreaken () p. p. of Wreak.
Wreaker (n.) Avenger.
Wreaths (pl. ) of Wreath
Wreathe (n.) To cause to revolve or writhe; to twist about; to turn.
Wreathe (n.) To twist; to convolve; to wind one about another; to entwine.
Wreathe (n.) To surround with anything twisted or convolved; to encircle; to infold.
Wreathe (n.) To twine or twist about; to surround; to encircle.
Wreathe (v. i.) To be intewoven or entwined; to twine together; as, a bower of wreathing trees.
Wreathy (a.) Wreathed; twisted; curled; spiral; also, full of wreaths.
Wrecche (n.) A wretch.
Wrecche (a.) Wretched.
Wrecked (imp. & p. p.) of Wreck
Wrecker (n.) One who causes a wreck, as by false lights, and the like.
Wrecker (n.) One who searches fro, or works upon, the wrecks of vessels, etc. Specifically: (a) One who visits a wreck for the purpose of plunder. (b) One who is employed in saving property or lives from a wrecked vessel, or in saving the vessel; as, the wreckers of Key West.
Wrecker (n.) A vessel employed by wreckers.
Wrested (imp. & p. p.) of Wrest
Wrester (n.) One who wrests.
Wrestle (v. t.) To contend, by grappling with, and striving to trip or throw down, an opponent; as, they wrestled skillfully.
Wrestle (v. t.) Hence, to struggle; to strive earnestly; to contend.
Wrestle (v. t.) To wrestle with; to seek to throw down as in wrestling.
Wrestle (n.) A struggle between two persons to see which will throw the other down; a bout at wrestling; a wrestling match; a struggle.
Wriggle (v. i.) To move the body to and fro with short, writhing motions, like a worm; to squirm; to twist uneasily or quickly about.
Wriggle (v. t.) To move with short, quick contortions; to move by twisting and squirming; like a worm.
Wriggle (a.) Wriggling; frisky; pliant; flexible.
Wringed () of Wring
Wringer (n.) One who, or that which, wrings; hence, an extortioner.
Wringer (n.) A machine for pressing water out of anything, particularly from clothes after they have been washed.
Wrinkle (n.) A winkle.
Wrinkle (n.) A small ridge, prominence, or furrow formed by the shrinking or contraction of any smooth substance; a corrugation; a crease; a slight fold; as, wrinkle in the skin; a wrinkle in cloth.
Wrinkle (n.) hence, any roughness; unevenness.
Wrinkle (n.) A notion or fancy; a whim; as, to have a new wrinkle.
Wrinkle (v. t.) To contract into furrows and prominences; to make a wrinkle or wrinkles in; to corrugate; as, wrinkle the skin or the brow.
Wrinkle (v. t.) Hence, to make rough or uneven in any way.
Wrinkle (v. i.) To shrink into furrows and ridges.
Wrinkly (a.) Full of wrinkles; having a tendency to be wrinkled; corrugated; puckered.
Wrister (n.) A covering for the wrist.
Written (p. p.) of Write
Writing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Write
Writhed (imp.) of Writhe
Writhed (p. p.) of Writhe
Writhen () of Writhe
Writhen (a.) Having a twisted distorted from.
Writhle (v. t.) To wrinkle.
Writing (n.) The act or art of forming letters and characters on paper, wood, stone, or other material, for the purpose of recording the ideas which characters and words express, or of communicating them to others by visible signs.
Writing (n.) Anything written or printed; anything expressed in characters or letters
Writing (n.) Any legal instrument, as a deed, a receipt, a bond, an agreement, or the like.
Writing (n.) Any written composition; a pamphlet; a work; a literary production; a book; as, the writings of Addison.
Writing (n.) An inscription.
Writing (n.) Handwriting; chirography.
Written () p. p. of Write, v.
Wrizzle (v. t.) To wrinkle.
Wronged (imp. & p. p.) of Wrong
Wronger (n.) One who wrongs or injures another.
Wrongly (adv.) In a wrong manner; unjustly; erroneously; wrong; amiss; as, he judges wrongly of my motives.
Wrought () imp. & p. p. of Work.
Wrought (a.) Worked; elaborated; not rough or crude.
Wrybill (n.) See Crookbill.
Wryneck (n.) A twisted or distorted neck; a deformity in which the neck is drawn to one side by a rigid contraction of one of the muscles of the neck; torticollis.
Wryneck (n.) Any one of several species of Old World birds of the genus Jynx, allied to the woodpeckers; especially, the common European species (J. torguilla); -- so called from its habit of turning the neck around in different directions. Called also cuckoo's mate, snakebird, summer bird, tonguebird, and writheneck.
Wryness (n.) The quality or state of being wry, or distorted.
Wrythen (p. p.) Writhen.
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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".