7 letter words whose second letter is U
Aubaine (n.) Succession to the goods of a stranger not naturalized.
Auberge (n.) An inn.
Auctary (n.) That which is superadded; augmentation.
Auction (n.) A public sale of property to the highest bidder, esp. by a person licensed and authorized for the purpose; a vendue.
Auction (n.) The things sold by auction or put up to auction.
Auction (v. t.) To sell by auction.
Audible (a.) Capable of being heard; loud enough to be heard; actually heard; as, an audible voice or whisper.
Audible (n.) That which may be heard.
Audibly (adv.) So as to be heard.
Audient (a.) Listening; paying attention; as, audient souls.
Audient (n.) A hearer; especially a catechumen in the early church.
Audited (imp. & p. p.) of Audit
Auditor (a.) A hearer or listener.
Auditor (a.) A person appointed and authorized to audit or examine an account or accounts, compare the charges with the vouchers, examine the parties and witnesses, allow or reject charges, and state the balance.
Auditor (a.) One who hears judicially, as in an audience court.
Au fait () Expert; skillful; well instructed.
Augitic (a.) Pertaining to, or like, augite; containing augite as a principal constituent; as, augitic rocks.
Augment (v. t.) To enlarge or increase in size, amount, or degree; to swell; to make bigger; as, to augment an army by reeforcements; rain augments a stream; impatience augments an evil.
Augment (v. t.) To add an augment to.
Augment (v. i.) To increase; to grow larger, stronger, or more intense; as, a stream augments by rain.
Augment (n.) Enlargement by addition; increase.
Augment (n.) A vowel prefixed, or a lengthening of the initial vowel, to mark past time, as in Greek and Sanskrit verbs.
Augured (imp. & p. p.) of Augur
Augural (a.) Of or pertaining to augurs or to augury; betokening; ominous; significant; as, an augural staff; augural books.
Augurer (n.) An augur.
Aukward (a.) See Awkward.
Auletic (a.) Of or pertaining to a pipe (flute) or piper.
Aulnage (n.) Alt. of Aulnager
Auntter (n.) Adventure; hap.
Aurated (a.) Resembling or containing gold; gold-colored; gilded.
Aurated (a.) Combined with auric acid.
Aurated (a.) Having ears. See Aurited.
Aureate (a.) Golden; gilded.
Aurelia (n.) The chrysalis, or pupa of an insect, esp. when reflecting a brilliant golden color, as that of some of the butterflies.
Aurelia (n.) A genus of jellyfishes. See Discophora.
Aureola (n.) Alt. of Aureole
Aureole (n.) A celestial crown or accidental glory added to the bliss of heaven, as a reward to those (as virgins, martyrs, preachers, etc.) who have overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil.
Aureole (n.) The circle of rays, or halo of light, with which painters surround the figure and represent the glory of Christ, saints, and others held in special reverence.
Aureole (n.) A halo, actual or figurative.
Aureole (n.) See Areola, 2.
Auricle (n.) The external ear, or that part of the ear which is prominent from the head.
Auricle (n.) The chamber, or one of the two chambers, of the heart, by which the blood is received and transmitted to the ventricle or ventricles; -- so called from its resemblance to the auricle or external ear of some quadrupeds. See Heart.
Auricle (n.) An angular or ear-shaped lobe.
Auricle (n.) An instrument applied to the ears to give aid in hearing; a kind of ear trumpet.
Aurigal (a.) Of or pertaining to a chariot.
Aurited (a.) Having lobes like the ear; auriculate.
Aurochs (n.) The European bison (Bison bonasus, / Europaeus), once widely distributed, but now nearly extinct, except where protected in the Lithuanian forests, and perhaps in the Caucasus. It is distinct from the Urus of Caesar, with which it has often been confused.
Auroras (pl. ) of Aurora
Aurorae (pl. ) of Aurora
Auroral (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, the aurora (the dawn or the northern lights); rosy.
Auscult (v. i. & t.) To auscultate.
Auspice (a.) A divining or taking of omens by observing birds; an omen as to an undertaking, drawn from birds; an augury; an omen or sign in general; an indication as to the future.
Auspice (a.) Protection; patronage and care; guidance.
Austere () Sour and astringent; rough to the state; having acerbity; as, an austere crab apple; austere wine.
Austere () Severe in modes of judging, or living, or acting; rigid; rigorous; stern; as, an austere man, look, life.
Austere () Unadorned; unembellished; severely simple.
Austral (a.) Southern; lying or being in the south; as, austral land; austral ocean.
Autopsy (a.) Personal observation or examination; seeing with one's own eyes; ocular view.
Autopsy (a.) Dissection of a dead body, for the purpose of ascertaining the cause, seat, or nature of a disease; a post-mortem examination.
Auxesis (n.) A figure by which a grave and magnificent word is put for the proper word; amplification; hyperbole.
Auxetic (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, auxesis; amplifying.
Bubbled (imp. & p. p.) of Bubble
Bubbler (v. t.) To cheat; to deceive.
Bubbler (n.) One who cheats.
Bubbler (n.) A fish of the Ohio river; -- so called from the noise it makes.
Bubonic (a.) Of or pertaining to a bubo or buboes; characterized by buboes.
Bubukle (n.) A red pimple.
Buceros (n.) A genus of large perching birds; the hornbills.
Bucking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Buck
Buckety (n.) Paste used by weavers to dress their webs.
Buckeye (n.) A name given to several American trees and shrubs of the same genus (Aesculus) as the horse chestnut.
Buckeye (n.) A cant name for a native in Ohio.
Bucking (n.) The act or process of soaking or boiling cloth in an alka
Bucking (n.) A washing.
Bucking (n.) The process of breaking up or pulverizing ores.
Buckish (a.) Dandified; foppish.
Buckled (imp. & p. p.) of Buckle
Buckler (n.) A kind of shield, of various shapes and sizes, worn on one of the arms (usually the left) for protecting the front of the body.
Buckler (n.) One of the large, bony, external plates found on many ganoid fishes.
Buckler (n.) The anterior segment of the shell of trilobites.
Buckler (n.) A block of wood or plate of iron made to fit a hawse hole, or the circular opening in a half-port, to prevent water from entering when the vessel pitches.
Buckler (v. t.) To shield; to defend.
Buckram (n.) A coarse cloth of
Buckram (n.) A plant. See Ramson.
Buckram (a.) Made of buckram; as, a buckram suit.
Buckram (a.) Stiff; precise.
Buckram (v. t.) To strengthen with buckram; to make stiff.
Bucolic (a.) Of or pertaining to the life and occupation of a shepherd; pastoral; rustic.
Bucolic (n.) A pastoral poem, representing rural affairs, and the life, manners, and occupation of shepherds; as, the Bucolics of Theocritus and Virgil.
Budding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bud
Budding (n.) The act or process of producing buds.
Budding (n.) A process of asexual reproduction, in which a new organism or cell is formed by a protrusion of a portion of the animal or vegetable organism, the bud thus formed sometimes remaining attached to the parent stalk or cell, at other times becoming free; gemmation. See Hydroidea.
Budding (n.) The act or process of ingrafting one kind of plant upon another stock by inserting a bud under the bark.
Budging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Budge
Buffalo (n.) A species of the genus Bos or Bubalus (B. bubalus), originally from India, but now found in most of the warmer countries of the eastern continent. It is larger and less docile than the common ox, and is fond of marshy places and rivers.
Buffalo (n.) A very large and savage species of the same genus (B. Caffer) found in South Africa; -- called also Cape buffalo.
Buffalo (n.) Any species of wild ox.
Buffalo (n.) The bison of North America.
Buffalo (n.) A buffalo robe. See Buffalo robe, below.
Buffalo (n.) The buffalo fish. See Buffalo fish, below.
Buffoon (n.) A man who makes a practice of amusing others by low tricks, antic gestures, etc.; a droll; a mimic; a harlequin; a clown; a merry-andrew.
Buffoon (a.) Characteristic of, or like, a buffoon.
Buffoon (v. i.) To act the part of a buffoon.
Buffoon (v. t.) To treat with buffoonery.
Bugaboo (n.) Alt. of Bugbear
Bugbear (n.) Something frightful, as a specter; anything imaginary that causes needless fright; something used to excite needless fear; also, something really dangerous, used to frighten children, etc.
Bugbane (n.) A perennial white-flowered herb of the order Ranunculaceae and genus Cimiciguga; bugwort. There are several species.
Bugbear (n.) Same as Bugaboo.
Bugbear (a.) Causing needless fright.
Bugbear (v. t.) To alarm with idle phantoms.
Bugfish (n.) The menhaden.
Buggery (n.) Unnatural sexual intercourse; sodomy.
Buggies (pl. ) of Buggy
Bugloss (n.) A plant of the genus Anchusa, and especially the A. officinalis, sometimes called alkanet; oxtongue.
Bugwort (n.) Bugbane.
Builded (imp. & p. p.) of Build
Builder (n.) One who builds; one whose occupation is to build, as a carpenter, a shipwright, or a mason.
Bulblet (n.) A small bulb, either produced on a larger bulb, or on some aerial part of a plant, as in the axils of leaves in the tiger lily, or replacing the flowers in some kinds of onion.
Bulbose (a.) Bulbous.
Bulbous (n.) Having or containing bulbs, or a bulb; growing from bulbs; bulblike in shape or structure.
Bulbule (n.) A small bulb; a bulblet.
Bulchin (n.) A little bull.
Bulging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bulge
Bulimia (n.) Alt. of Bulimy
Bulimus (n.) A genus of land snails having an elongated spiral shell, often of large size. The species are numerous and abundant in tropical America.
Bulking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bulk
Bullace (n.) A small European plum (Prunus communis, var. insitita). See Plum.
Bullace (n.) The bully tree.
Bullary (n.) A collection of papal bulls.
Bullary (n.) A place for boiling or preparing salt; a boilery.
Bullate (a.) Appearing as if blistered; inflated; puckered.
Bulldog (n.) A variety of dog, of remarkable ferocity, courage, and tenacity of grip; -- so named, probably, from being formerly employed in baiting bulls.
Bulldog (n.) A refractory material used as a furnace lining, obtained by calcining the cinder or slag from the puddling furnace of a rolling mill.
Bulldog (a.) Characteristic of, or like, a bulldog; stubborn; as, bulldog courage; bulldog tenacity.
Bullfly (n.) Any large fly troublesome to cattle, as the gadflies and breeze flies.
Bullion (n.) Uncoined gold or silver in the mass.
Bullion (n.) Base or uncurrent coin.
Bullion (n.) Showy metallic ornament, as of gold, silver, or copper, on bridles, saddles, etc.
Bullion (n.) Heavy twisted fringe, made of fine gold or silver wire and used for epaulets; also, any heavy twisted fringe whose cords are prominent.
Bullish (a.) Partaking of the nature of a bull, or a blunder.
Bullist (n.) A writer or drawer up of papal bulls.
Bullock (n.) A young bull, or any male of the ox kind.
Bullock (n.) An ox, steer, or stag.
Bullock (v. t.) To bully.
Bullies (pl. ) of Bully
Bullied (imp. & p. p.) of Bully
Bulrush (n.) A kind of large rush, growing in wet land or in water.
Bulwark (n.) A rampart; a fortification; a bastion or outwork.
Bulwark (n.) That which secures against an enemy, or defends from attack; any means of defense or protection.
Bulwark (n.) The sides of a ship above the upper deck.
Bulwark (v. t.) To fortify with, or as with, a rampart or wall; to secure by fortification; to protect.
Bumming (n.) of Bum
Bumbard () See Bombard.
Bumbast () See Bombast.
Bumbelo (n.) A glass used in subliming camphor.
Bumboat (n.) A clumsy boat, used for conveying provisions, fruit, etc., for sale, to vessels lying in port or off shore.
Bummalo (n.) A small marine Asiatic fish (Saurus ophidon) used in India as a relish; -- called also Bombay duck.
Bummery (n.) See Bottomery.
Bumping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bump
Bumpkin (n.) An awkward, heavy country fellow; a clown; a country lout.
Bunched (imp. & p. p.) of Bunch
Bundled (imp. & p. p.) of Bundle
Bunging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bung
Bungled (imp. & p. p.) of Bungle
Bungler (n.) A clumsy, awkward workman; one who bungles.
Bunking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bunk
Bunnian (n.) See Bunyon.
Bunting (n.) A bird of the genus Emberiza, or of an allied genus, related to the finches and sparrows (family Fringillidae).
Bunting (n.) Alt. of Buntine
Buntine (n.) A thin woolen stuff, used chiefly for flags, colors, and ships' signals.
Buoying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Buoy
Buoyage (n.) Buoys, taken collectively; a series of buoys, as for the guidance of vessels into or out of port; the providing of buoys.
Buoyant (v. t. & i.) Having the quality of rising or floating in a fluid; tending to rise or float; as, iron is buoyant in mercury.
Buoyant (v. t. & i.) Bearing up, as a fluid; sustaining another body by being specifically heavier.
Buoyant (v. t. & i.) Light-hearted; vivacious; cheerful; as, a buoyant disposition; buoyant spirits.
Burbolt (n.) A birdbolt.
Burdock (n.) A genus of coarse biennial herbs (Lappa), bearing small burs which adhere tenaciously to clothes, or to the fur or wool of animals.
Bureaus (pl. ) of Bureau
Bureaux (pl. ) of Bureau
Burette (n.) An apparatus for delivering measured quantities of liquid or for measuring the quantity of liquid or gas received or discharged. It consists essentially of a graduated glass tube, usually furnished with a small aperture and stopcock.
Burgage (n.) A tenure by which houses or lands are held of the king or other lord of a borough or city; at a certain yearly rent, or by services relating to trade or handicraft.
Burgall (n.) A small marine fish; -- also called cunner.
Burgeon (v. i.) To bud. See Bourgeon.
Burgess (n.) An inhabitant of a borough or walled town, or one who possesses a tenement therein; a citizen or freeman of a borough.
Burgess (n.) One who represents a borough in Parliament.
Burgess (n.) A magistrate of a borough.
Burgess (n.) An inhabitant of a Scotch burgh qualified to vote for municipal officers.
Burghal (a.) Belonging to a burgh.
Burgher (n.) A freeman of a burgh or borough, entitled to enjoy the privileges of the place; any inhabitant of a borough.
Burgher (n.) A member of that party, among the Scotch seceders, which asserted the lawfulness of the burgess oath (in which burgesses profess "the true religion professed within the realm"), the opposite party being called antiburghers.
Burglar (n.) One guilty of the crime of burglary.
Burrhel (n.) The wild Himalayan, or blue, sheep (Ovis burrhel).
Burking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Burke
Burkism (n.) The practice of killing persons for the purpose of selling their bodies for dissection.
Burling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Burl
Burmans (pl. ) of Burman
Burmese (a.) Of or pertaining to Burmah, or its inhabitants.
Burmese (n. sing. & pl.) A native or the natives of Burmah. Also (sing.), the language of the Burmans.
Burning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Burn
Burning (a.) That burns; being on fire; excessively hot; fiery.
Burning (a.) Consuming; intense; inflaming; exciting; vehement; powerful; as, burning zeal.
Burning (n.) The act of consuming by fire or heat, or of subjecting to the effect of fire or heat; the state of being on fire or excessively heated.
Burnish (a.) To cause to shine; to make smooth and bright; to polish; specifically, to polish by rubbing with something hard and smooth; as, to burnish brass or paper.
Burnish (v. i.) To shine forth; to brighten; to become smooth and glossy, as from swelling or filling out; hence, to grow large.
Burnish (n.) The effect of burnishing; gloss; brightness; luster.
Burnous (n.) A cloaklike garment and hood woven in one piece, worn by Arabs.
Burnous (n.) A combination cloak and hood worn by women.
Burring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Burr
Burrock (n.) A small weir or dam in a river to direct the stream to gaps where fish traps are placed.
Bursary (n.) The treasury of a college or monastery.
Bursary (n.) A scholarship or charitable foundation in a university, as in Scotland; a sum given to enable a student to pursue his studies.
Bursten () p. p. of Burst, v. i.
Burster (n.) One that bursts.
Burthen (n. & v. t.) See Burden.
Burying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bury
Busbies (pl. ) of Busby
Bushing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bush
Bushboy (n.) See Bushman.
Bushing (n.) The operation of fitting bushes, or linings, into holes or places where wear is to be received, or friction diminished, as pivot holes, etc.
Bushing (n.) A bush or lining; -- sometimes called a thimble. See 4th Bush.
Bushmen (pl. ) of Bushman
Bushman (n.) A woodsman; a settler in the bush.
Bushman (n.) One of a race of South African nomads, living principally in the deserts, and not classified as allied in race or language to any other people.
Bussing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Buss
Bustard (n.) A bird of the genus Otis.
Bustled (imp. & p. p.) of Bustle
Bustler (n.) An active, stirring person.
Bustoes (pl. ) of Busto
Busying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Busy
Butting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of But
Butcher (n.) One who slaughters animals, or dresses their flesh for market; one whose occupation it is to kill animals for food.
Butcher (n.) A slaughterer; one who kills in large numbers, or with unusual cruelty; one who causes needless loss of life, as in battle.
Butcher (v. t.) To kill or slaughter (animals) for food, or for market; as, to butcher hogs.
Butcher (v. t.) To murder, or kill, especially in an unusually bloody or barbarous manner.
Butment (n.) A buttress of an arch; the supporter, or that part which joins it to the upright pier.
Butment (n.) The mass of stone or solid work at the end of a bridge, by which the extreme arches are sustained, or by which the end of a bridge without arches is supported.
Butting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Butt
Buttery (a.) Having the qualities, consistence, or appearance, of butter.
Buttery (n.) An apartment in a house where butter, milk and other provisions are kept.
Buttery (n.) A room in some English colleges where liquors, fruit, and refreshments are kept for sale to the students.
Buttery (n.) A cellar in which butts of wine are kept.
Butting (n.) An abuttal; a boundary.
Buttock (n.) The part at the back of the hip, which, in man, forms one of the rounded protuberances on which he sits; the rump.
Buttock (n.) The convexity of a ship behind, under the stern.
Buttons (n.) A boy servant, or page, -- in allusion to the buttons on his livery.
Buttony (a.) Ornamented with a large number of buttons.
Butyric (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, butter.
Butyrin (n.) A butyrate of glycerin; a fat contained in small quantity in milk, which helps to give to butter its peculiar flavor.
Buxeous (a.) Belonging to the box tree.
Buzzing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Buzz
Buzzard (n.) A bird of prey of the Hawk family, belonging to the genus Buteo and related genera.
Buzzard (n.) A blockhead; a dunce.
Buzzard (a.) Senseless; stupid.
Buzzsaw () A circular saw; -- so called from the buzzing it makes when running at full speed.
Cubbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cub
Cubebic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, cubebs; as, cubebic acid (a soft olive-green resin extracted from cubebs).
Cubhood (n.) The state of being a cub.
Cubical (a.) Having the form or properties of a cube; contained, or capable of being contained, in a cube.
Cubical (a.) Isometric or monometric; as, cubic cleavage. See Crystallization.
Cubicle (n.) A loding room; esp., a sleeping place partitioned off from a large dormitory.
Cubital (a.) Of or pertaining to the cubit or ulna; as, the cubital nerve; the cubital artery; the cubital muscle.
Cubital (a.) Of the length of a cubit.
Cubital (n.) A sleeve covering the arm from the elbow to the hand.
Cubited (a.) Having the measure of a cubit.
Cubless (a.) Having no cubs.
Cuckold (n.) A man whose wife is unfaithful; the husband of an adulteress.
Cuckold (n.) A West Indian plectognath fish (Ostracion triqueter).
Cuckold (n.) The cowfish.
Cuckold (v. t.) To make a cuckold of, as a husband, by seducing his wife, or by her becoming an adulteress.
Cucumis (n.) A genus of plants including the cucumber, melon, and same kinds of gourds.
Cudbear (n.) A powder of a violet red color, difficult to moisten with water, used for making violet or purple dye. It is prepared from certain species of lichen, especially Lecanora tartarea.
Cudbear (n.) A lichen (Lecanora tartarea), from which the powder is obtained.
Cuddled (imp. & p. p.) of Cuddle
Cudweed (n.) A small composite plant with cottony or silky stem and leaves, primarily a species of Gnaphalium, but the name is now given to many plants of different genera, as Filago, Antennaria, etc.; cottonweed.
Cuffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cuff
Cuinage (n.) The stamping of pigs of tin, by the proper officer, with the arms of the duchy of Cornwall.
Cuirass (n.) A piece of defensive armor, covering the body from the neck to the girdle
Cuirass (n.) The breastplate taken by itself.
Cuirass (n.) An armor of bony plates, somewhat resembling a cuirass.
Cuisine (n.) The kitchen or cooking department.
Cuisine (n.) Manner or style of cooking.
Culasse (n.) The lower faceted portion of a brilliant-cut diamond.
Culling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cull
Culling (n.) The act of one who culls.
Culling (n.) Anything separated or selected from a mass.
Cullion (n.) A mean wretch; a base fellow; a poltroon; a scullion.
Cullies (pl. ) of Cully
Culprit (p. p.) One accused of, or arraigned for, a crime, as before a judge.
Culprit (p. p.) One quilty of a fault; a criminal.
Culrage (n.) Smartweed (Polygonum Hydropiper).
Culture (n.) The act or practice of cultivating, or of preparing the earth for seed and raising crops by tillage; as, the culture of the soil.
Culture (n.) The act of, or any labor or means employed for, training, disciplining, or refining the moral and intellectual nature of man; as, the culture of the mind.
Culture (n.) The state of being cultivated; result of cultivation; physical improvement; enlightenment and discip
Culture (v. t.) To cultivate; to educate.
Culvert (n.) A transverse drain or waterway of masonry under a road, railroad, canal, etc.; a small bridge.
Cumacea (n. pl.) An order of marine Crustacea, mostly of small size.
Cumbent (a.) Lying down; recumbent.
Cumfrey (n.) See Comfrey.
Cuminic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, cumin, or from oil of caraway; as, cuminic acid.
Cuminil (n .) A substance, analogous to benzil, obtained from oil of caraway.
Cuminol (n.) A liquid, C3H7.C6H4.CHO, obtained from oil of caraway; -- called also cuminic aldehyde.
Cumshaw (n.) A present or bonus; -- originally applied to that paid on ships which entered the port of Canton.
Cumshaw (v. t.) To give or make a present to.
Cumulus (n.) One of the four principal forms of clouds. SeeCloud.
Cuneate (a.) Alt. of Cuneated
Cunette (n.) A drain trench, in a ditch or moat; -- called also cuvette.
Cunning (a.) Knowing; skillful; dexterous.
Cunning (a.) Wrought with, or exhibiting, skill or ingenuity; ingenious; curious; as, cunning work.
Cunning (a.) Crafty; sly; artful; designing; deceitful.
Cunning (a.) Pretty or pleasing; as, a cunning little boy.
Cunning (a.) Knowledge; art; skill; dexterity.
Cunning (a.) The faculty or act of using stratagem to accomplish a purpose; fraudulent skill or dexterity; deceit; craft.
Cupping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cup
Cupfuls (pl. ) of Cupful
Cupolas (pl. ) of Cupola
Cupping (n.) The operation of drawing blood to or from the surface of the person by forming a partial vacuum over the spot. Also, sometimes, a similar operation for drawing pus from an abscess.
Cuprite (n.) The red oxide of copper; red copper; an important ore of copper, occurring massive and in isometric crystals.
Cuproid (n.) A solid related to a tetrahedron, and contained under twelve equal triangles.
Cuprous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, copper; containing copper; -- said of those compounds of copper in which this element is present in its highest proportion.
Curable (v. t.) Capable of being cured; admitting remedy.
Curacao (n.) Alt. of Curacoa
Curacoa (n.) A liqueur, or cordial, flavored with orange peel, cinnamon, and mace; -- first made at the island of Curaccao.
Curator (n.) One who has the care and superintendence of anything, as of a museum; a custodian; a keeper.
Curator (n.) One appointed to act as guardian of the estate of a person not legally competent to manage it, or of an absentee; a trustee; a guardian.
Curbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Curb
Curcuma (n.) A genus of plants of the order Scitamineae, including the turmeric plant (Curcuma longa).
Curding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Curd
Curdled (imp. & p. p.) of Curdle
Cureall (n.) A remedy for all diseases, or for all ills; a panacea.
Curette (n.) A scoop or ring with either a blunt or a cutting edge, for removing substances from the walls of a cavity, as from the eye, ear, or womb.
Curioso (n.) A virtuoso.
Curious (a.) Difficult to please or satisfy; solicitous to be correct; careful; scrupulous; nice; exact.
Curious (a.) Exhibiting care or nicety; artfully constructed; elaborate; wrought with elegance or skill.
Curious (a.) Careful or anxious to learn; eager for knowledge; given to research or inquiry; habitually inquisitive; prying; -- sometimes with after or of.
Curious (a.) Exciting attention or inquiry; awakening surprise; inviting and rewarding inquisitiveness; not simple or plain; strange; rare.
Curling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Curl
Curling (n.) The act or state of that which curls; as, the curling of smoke when it rises; the curling of a ringlet; also, the act or process of one who curls something, as hair, or the brim of hats.
Curling (n.) A scottish game in which heavy weights of stone or iron are propelled by hand over the ice towards a mark.
Currant (n.) A small kind of seedless raisin, imported from the Levant, chiefly from Zante and Cephalonia; -- used in cookery.
Currant (n.) The acid fruit or berry of the Ribes rubrum or common red currant, or of its variety, the white currant.
Currant (n.) A shrub or bush of several species of the genus Ribes (a genus also including the gooseberry); esp., the Ribes rubrum.
Current (a.) Running or moving rapidly.
Current (a.) Now passing, as time; as, the current month.
Current (a.) Passing from person to person, or from hand to hand; circulating through the community; generally received; common; as, a current coin; a current report; current history.
Current (a.) Commonly estimated or acknowledged.
Current (a.) Fitted for general acceptance or circulation; authentic; passable.
Current (a.) A flowing or passing; onward motion. Hence: A body of fluid moving continuously in a certain direction; a stream; esp., the swiftest part of it; as, a current of water or of air; that which resembles a stream in motion; as, a current of electricity.
Current (a.) General course; ordinary procedure; progressive and connected movement; as, the current of time, of events, of opinion, etc.
Curried (n.) Dressed by currying; cleaned; prepared.
Curried (n.) Prepared with curry; as, curried rice, fowl, etc.
Currier (n.) One who curries and dresses leather, after it is tanned.
Currish (a.) Having the qualities, or exhibiting the characteristics, of a cur; snarling; quarrelsome; snappish; churlish; hence, also malicious; malignant; brutal.
Curried (imp. & p. p.) of Curry
Cursing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Curse
Curship (n.) The state of being a cur; one who is currish.
Cursive (a.) Running; flowing.
Cursive (n.) A character used in cursive writing.
Cursive (n.) A manuscript, especially of the New Testament, written in small, connected characters or in a running hand; -- opposed to uncial.
Cursory (a.) Running about; not stationary.
Cursory (a.) Characterized by haste; hastily or superficially performed; slight; superficial; careless.
Curtail (v. t.) To cut off the end or tail, or any part, of; to shorten; to abridge; to diminish; to reduce.
Curtail (n.) The scroll termination of any architectural member, as of a step, etc.
Curtain (n.) A hanging screen intended to darken or conceal, and admitting of being drawn back or up, and reclosed at pleasure; esp., drapery of cloth or lace hanging round a bed or at a window; in theaters, and like places, a movable screen for concealing the stage.
Curtain (n.) That part of the rampart and parapet which is between two bastions or two gates. See Illustrations of Ravelin and Bastion.
Curtain (n.) That part of a wall of a building which is between two pavilions, towers, etc.
Curtain (n.) A flag; an ensign; -- in contempt.
Curtain (v. t.) To inclose as with curtains; to furnish with curtains.
Curtana (n.) The pointless sword carried before English monarchs at their coronation, and emblematically considered as the sword of mercy; -- also called the sword of Edward the Confessor.
Curtate (a.) Shortened or reduced; -- said of the distance of a planet from the sun or earth, as measured in the plane of the ecliptic, or the distance from the sun or earth to that point where a perpendicular, let fall from the planet upon the plane of the ecliptic, meets the ecliptic.
Curtein (n.) Same as Curtana.
Curtesy (n.) the life estate which a husband has in the lands of his deceased wife, which by the common law takes effect where he has had issue by her, born alive, and capable of inheriting the lands.
Curvant (p. pr.) Bowed; bent; curved.
Curvate (a.) Alt. of Curvated
Curving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Curve
Curvity (n.) The state of being curved; a bending in a regular form; crookedness.
Cushion (n.) A case or bag stuffed with some soft and elastic material, and used to sit or rec
Cushion (n.) Anything resembling a cushion in properties or use
Cushion (n.) a pad on which gilders cut gold leaf
Cushion (n.) a mass of steam in the end of the cylinder of a steam engine to receive the impact of the piston
Cushion (n.) the elastic edge of a billiard table.
Cushion (n.) A riotous kind of dance, formerly common at weddings; -- called also cushion dance.
Cushion (v. t.) To seat or place on, or as on a cushion.
Cushion (v. t.) To furnish with cushions; as, to cushion a chaise.
Cushion (v. t.) To conceal or cover up, as under a cushion.
Cushite (n.) A descendant of Cush, the son of Ham and grandson of Noah.
Cusping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cusp
Custard (n.) A mixture of milk and eggs, sweetened, and baked or boiled.
Custode (n.) See Custodian.
Custody (n.) A keeping or guarding; care, watch, inspection, for keeping, preservation, or security.
Custody (n.) Judicial or penal safe-keeping.
Custody (n.) State of being guarded and watched to prevent escape; restraint of liberty; confinement; imprisonment.
Custrel (n.) An armor-bearer to a knight.
Custrel (n.) See Costrel.
Cutting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cut
Cutaway (a.) Having a part cut off or away; having the corners rounded or cut away.
Cuticle (n.) The scarfskin or epidermis. See Skin.
Cuticle (n.) The outermost skin or pellicle of a plant, found especially in leaves and young stems.
Cuticle (n.) A thin skin formed on the surface of a liquid.
Cutlass (n.) A short, heavy, curving sword, used in the navy. See Curtal ax.
Cutlery (n.) The business of a cutler.
Cutlery (n.) Edged or cutting instruments, collectively.
Cutling (n.) The art of making edged tools or cutlery.
Cut-off (n.) That which cuts off or shortens, as a nearer passage or road.
Cut-off (n.) The valve gearing or mechanism by which steam is cut off from entering the cylinder of a steam engine after a definite point in a stroke, so as to allow the remainder of the stroke to be made by the expansive force of the steam already let in. See Expansion gear, under Expansion.
Cut-off (n.) Any device for stopping or changing a current, as of grain or water in a spout.
Cut-out (n.) A species of switch for changing the current from one circuit to another, or for shortening a circuit.
Cut-out (n.) A device for breaking or separating a portion of circuit.
Cutting (n.) The act or process of making an incision, or of severing, felling, shaping, etc.
Cutting (n.) Something cut, cut off, or cut out, as a twig or scion cut off from a stock for the purpose of grafting or of rooting as an independent plant; something cut out of a newspaper; an excavation cut through a hill or elsewhere to make a way for a railroad, canal, etc.; a cut.
Cutting (a.) Adapted to cut; as, a cutting tool.
Cutting (a.) Chilling; penetrating; sharp; as, a cutting wind.
Cutting (a.) Severe; sarcastic; biting; as, a cutting reply.
Cutwork (n.) An ancient term for embroidery, esp. applied to the earliest form of lace, or to that early embroidery on
Cutworm (n.) A caterpillar which at night eats off young plants of cabbage, corn, etc., usually at the ground. Some kinds ascend fruit trees and eat off the flower buds. During the day, they conceal themselves in the earth. The common cutworms are the larvae of various species of Agrotis and related genera of noctuid moths.
Cuvette (n.) A pot, bucket, or basin, in which molten plate glass is carried from the melting pot to the casting table.
Cuvette (n.) A cunette.
Cuvette (n.) A small vessel with at least two flat and transparent sides, used to hold a liquid sample to be analysed in the light path of a spectrometer.
Dualism (n.) State of being dual or twofold; a twofold division; any system which is founded on a double principle, or a twofold distinction
Dualism (n.) A view of man as constituted of two original and independent elements, as matter and spirit.
Dualism (n.) A system which accepts two gods, or two original principles, one good and the other evil.
Dualism (n.) The doctrine that all mankind are divided by the arbitrary decree of God, and in his eternal foreknowledge, into two classes, the elect and the reprobate.
Dualism (n.) The theory that each cerebral hemisphere acts independently of the other.
Dualist (n.) One who believes in dualism; a ditheist.
Dualist (n.) One who administers two offices.
Duality (n.) The quality or condition of being two or twofold; dual character or usage.
Duarchy (n.) Government by two persons.
Dubbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dub
Dubbing (n.) The act of dubbing, as a knight, etc.
Dubbing (n.) The act of rubbing, smoothing, or dressing; a dressing off smooth with an adz.
Dubbing (n.) A dressing of flour and water used by weavers; a mixture of oil and tallow for dressing leather; daubing.
Dubbing (n.) The body substance of an angler's fly.
Dubiety (n.) Doubtfulness; uncertainty; doubt.
Dubious (a.) Doubtful or not settled in opinion; being in doubt; wavering or fluctuating; undetermined.
Dubious (a.) Occasioning doubt; not clear, or obvious; equivocal; questionable; doubtful; as, a dubious answer.
Dubious (a.) Of uncertain event or issue; as, in dubious battle.
Ducally (adv.) In the manner of a duke, or in a manner becoming the rank of a duke.
Duchess (n.) The wife or widow of a duke; also, a lady who has the sovereignty of a duchy in her own right.
Duchies (pl. ) of Duchy
Ducking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Duck
Ducking () n. & a., from Duck, v. t. & i.
Ductile (a.) Easily led; tractable; complying; yielding to motives, persuasion, or instruction; as, a ductile people.
Ductile (a.) Capable of being elongated or drawn out, as into wire or threads.
Duction (n.) Guidance.
Ducture (n.) Guidance.
Duddery (n.) A place where rags are bought and kept for sale.
Dudgeon (n.) The root of the box tree, of which hafts for daggers were made.
Dudgeon (n.) The haft of a dagger.
Dudgeon (n.) A dudgeon-hafted dagger; a dagger.
Dudgeon (n.) Resentment; ill will; anger; displeasure.
Dudgeon (a.) Homely; rude; coarse.
Duebill (n.) A brief written acknowledgment of a debt, not made payable to order, like a promissory note.
Dueling (n.) The act or practice of fighting in single combat. Also adj.
Duelist (n.) One who fights in single combat.
Dueness (n.) Quality of being due; debt; what is due or becoming.
Duennas (pl. ) of Duenna
Dukedom (n.) The territory of a duke.
Dukedom (n.) The title or dignity of a duke.
Dulcify (v. t.) To sweeten; to free from acidity, saltness, or acrimony.
Dulcify (v. t.) Fig. : To mollify; to sweeten; to please.
Dulcite (n.) A white, sugarlike substance, C6H8.(OH)2, occurring naturally in a manna from Madagascar, and in certain plants, and produced artificially by the reduction of galactose and lactose or milk sugar.
Dulcino (n.) See Dolcino.
Duledge (n.) One of the dowels joining the ends of the fellies which form the circle of the wheel of a gun carriage.
Dulling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dull
Dullard (n.) A stupid person; a dunce.
Dullard (a.) Stupid.
Dullish (a.) Somewhat dull; uninteresting; tiresome.
Dummies (pl. ) of Dummy
Dumping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dump
Dumpage (n.) The act of dumping loads from carts, especially loads of refuse matter; also, a heap of dumped matter.
Dumpage (n.) A fee paid for the privilege of dumping loads.
Dumpish (a.) Dull; stupid; sad; moping; melancholy.
Dunning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dun
Dunbird (n.) The pochard; -- called also dunair, and dunker, or dun-curre.
Dunbird (n.) An American duck; the ruddy duck.
Duncery (n.) Dullness; stupidity.
Duncify (v. t.) To make stupid in intellect.
Duncish (a.) Somewhat like a dunce.
Dunfish (n.) Codfish cured in a particular manner, so as to be of a superior quality.
Dunging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dung
Dungeon (n.) A close, dark prison, common/, under ground, as if the lower apartments of the donjon or keep of a castle, these being used as prisons.
Dungeon (v. t.) To shut up in a dungeon.
Dunnage (n.) Fagots, boughs, or loose materials of any kind, laid on the bottom of the hold for the cargo to rest upon to prevent injury by water, or stowed among casks and other cargo to prevent their motion.
Dunnish (a.) Inc
Dunnock (a.) The hedge sparrow or hedge accentor.
Dupable (a.) Capable of being duped.
Durable (a.) Able to endure or continue in a particular condition; lasting; not perishable or changeable; not wearing out or decaying soon; enduring; as, durable cloth; durable happiness.
Durably (adv.) In a lasting manner; with long continuance.
Duramen (n.) The heartwood of an exogenous tree.
Durance (n.) Continuance; duration. See Endurance.
Durance (n.) Imprisonment; restraint of the person; custody by a jailer; duress. Shak.
Durance (n.) A stout cloth stuff, formerly made in imitation of buff leather and used for garments; a sort of tammy or everlasting.
Durance (n.) In modern manufacture, a worsted of one color used for window blinds and similar purposes.
Durancy (n.) Duration.
Durante (prep.) During; as, durante vita, during life; durante bene placito, during pleasure.
Dureful (a.) Lasting.
Durylic (a.) Pertaining to, allied to, or derived from, durene; as, durylic acid.
Duskily (adv.) In a dusky manner.
Duskish (a.) Somewhat dusky.
Dusting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dust
Dustmen (pl. ) of Dustman
Dustman (p.) One whose employment is to remove dirt and defuse.
Dustpan (n.) A shovel-like utensil for conveying away dust brushed from the floor.
Duteous (a.) Fulfilling duty; dutiful; having the sentiments due to a superior, or to one to whom respect or service is owed; obedient; as, a duteous son or daughter.
Duteous (a.) Subservient; obsequious.
Dutiful (a.) Performing, or ready to perform, the duties required by one who has the right to claim submission, obedience, or deference; submissive to natural or legal superiors; obedient, as to parents or superiors; as, a dutiful son or daughter; a dutiful ward or servant; a dutiful subject.
Dutiful (a.) Controlled by, proceeding from, a sense of duty; respectful; deferential; as, dutiful affection.
Duumvir (n.) One of two Roman officers or magistrates united in the same public functions.
Duyoung (n.) See Dugong.
Eucalyn (n.) An unfermentable sugar, obtained as an uncrystallizable sirup by the decomposition of melitose; also obtained from a Tasmanian eucalyptus, -- whence its name.
Euchite (n.) One who resolves religion into prayer.
Euchymy (n.) A good state of the blood and other fluids of the body.
Euclase (n.) A brittle gem occurring in light green, transparent crystals, affording a brilliant clinodiagonal cleavage. It is a silicate of alumina and glucina.
Eucrasy () Such a due mixture of qualities in bodies as constitutes health or soundness.
Eudemon (n.) Alt. of Eudaemon
Eugenia (n.) A genus of myrtaceous plants, mostly of tropical countries, and including several aromatic trees and shrubs, among which are the trees which produce allspice and cloves of commerce.
Eugenic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, cloves; as, eugenic acid.
Eugenic (a.) Well-born; of high birth.
Eugenin (n.) A colorless, crystal
Eugenol (n.) A colorless, aromatic, liquid hydrocarbon, C10H12O2 resembling the phenols, and hence also called eugenic acid. It is found in the oils of pimento and cloves.
Eugetic (a.) Alt. of Eugetinic
Eulogic (a.) Alt. of Eulogical
Eupathy (n.) Right feeling.
Eupepsy (n.) Soundness of the nutritive or digestive organs; good concoction or digestion; -- opposed to dyspepsia.
Euphony (n.) A pleasing or sweet sound; an easy, smooth enunciation of sounds; a pronunciation of letters and syllables which is pleasing to the ear.
Euphroe (n.) A block or long slat of wood, perforated for the passage of the crowfoot, or cords by which an awning is held up.
Eupione (n.) A limpid, oily liquid obtained by the destructive distillation of various vegetable and animal substances; -- specifically, an oil consisting largely of the higher hydrocarbons of the paraffin series.
Eupnaea (n.) Normal breathing where arterialization of the blood is normal, in distinction from dyspnaea, in which the blood is insufficiently arterialized.
Euripus (n.) A strait; a narrow tract of water, where the tide, or a current, flows and reflows with violence, as the ancient fright of this name between Eubaea and Baeotia. Hence, a flux and reflux.
Euritte (n.) A compact feldspathic rock; felsite. See Felsite.
Euritic (a.) Of or pelating to eurite.
Euryale (n.) A genus of water lilies, growing in India and China. The only species (E. ferox) is very prickly on the peduncles and calyx. The rootstocks and seeds are used as food.
Euryale (n.) A genus of ophiurans with much-branched arms.
Eustyle (n.) See Intercolumnlation.
Euterpe () The Muse who presided over music.
Euterpe () A genus of palms, some species of which are elegant trees.
Fubbery (n.) Cheating; deception.
Fucated (a.) Painted; disguised with paint, or with false show.
Fuchsia (n.) A genus of flowering plants having elegant drooping flowers, with four sepals, four petals, eight stamens, and a single pistil. They are natives of Mexico and South America. Double-flowered varieties are now common in cultivation.
Fucusol (n.) An oily liquid, resembling, and possibly identical with, furfurol, and obtained from fucus, and other seaweeds.
Fuddled (imp. & p. p.,) of Fuddle
Fuddler (n.) A drunkard.
Fudging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fudge
Fuegian (a.) Of or pertaining to Terra del Fuego.
Fuegian (n.) A native of Terra del Fuego.
Fuguist (n.) A musician who composes or performs fugues.
Foolahs (n. pl.) A peculiar African race of uncertain origin, but distinct from the negro tribes, inhabiting an extensive region of Western Soudan. Their color is brown or yellowish bronze. They are Mohammedans. Called also Fellatahs, Foulahs, and Fellani. Fulah is also used adjectively; as, Fulah empire, tribes, language.
Fuldble (a.) Capable of being propped up.
Fulcrum (n.) A prop or support.
Fulcrum (n.) That by which a lever is sustained, or about which it turns in lifting or moving a body.
Fulcrum (n.) An accessory organ such as a tendril, stipule, spine, and the like.
Fulcrum (n.) The horny inferior surface of the lingua of certain insects.
Fulcrum (n.) One of the small, spiniform scales found on the front edge of the dorsal and caudal fins of many ganoid fishes.
Fulcrum (n.) The connective tissue supporting the framework of the retina of the eye.
Fulfill (v. t.) To fill up; to make full or complete.
Fulfill (v. t.) To accomplish or carry into effect, as an intention, promise, or prophecy, a desire, prayer, or requirement, etc.; to complete by performance; to answer the requisitions of; to bring to pass, as a purpose or design; to effectuate.
Fulgent (a.) Exquisitely bright; shining; dazzling; effulgent.
Fulgury (n.) Lightning.
Fulling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Full
Fullage (n.) The money or price paid for fulling or cleansing cloth.
Fullery (n.) The place or the works where the fulling of cloth is carried on.
Fulling (n.) The process of cleansing, shrinking, and thickening cloth by moisture, heat, and pressure.
Fulmine (v.) To thunder.
Fulmine (v. t.) To shoot; to dart like lightning; to fulminate; to utter with authority or vehemence.
Falness (n.) See Fullness.
Fulsome (a.) Full; abundant; plenteous; not shriveled.
Fulsome (a.) Offending or disgusting by overfullness, excess, or grossness; cloying; gross; nauseous; esp., offensive from excess of praise; as, fulsome flattery.
Fulsome (a.) Lustful; wanton; obscene; also, tending to obscenity.
Fulvous (a.) Tawny; dull yellow, with a mixture of gray and brown.
Fumades (pl. ) of Fumado
Fumaric (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, fumitory (Fumaria officinalis).
Fumbled (imp. & p. p.) of Fumble
Fumbler (n.) One who fumbles.
Fumette (n.) The stench or high flavor of game or other meat when kept long.
Fumitez (n.) Fumitory.
Funding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fund
Funding (a.) Providing a fund for the payment of the interest or principal of a debt.
Funding (a.) Investing in the public funds.
Funeral (n.) The solemn rites used in the disposition of a dead human body, whether such disposition be by interment, burning, or otherwise; esp., the ceremony or solemnization of interment; obsequies; burial; -- formerly used in the plural.
Funeral (n.) The procession attending the burial of the dead; the show and accompaniments of an interment.
Funeral (n.) A funeral sermon; -- usually in the plural.
Funeral (n.) Per. taining to a funeral; used at the interment of the dead; as, funeral rites, honors, or ceremonies.
Fungate (n.) A salt of fungic acid.
Fungian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Fungidae, a family of stony corals.
Fungian (n.) One of the Fungidae.
Fungite (n.) A fossil coral resembling Fungia.
Fungoid (a.) Like a fungus; fungous; spongy.
Fungous (a.) Of the nature of fungi; spongy.
Fungous (a.) Growing suddenly, but not substantial or durable.
Funicle (n.) A small cord, ligature, or fiber.
Funicle (n.) The little stalk that attaches a seed to the placenta.
Funking (n.) A shrinking back through fear.
Funnies (pl. ) of Funny
Furring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fur
Furbish (v. t.) To rub or scour to brightness; to clean; to burnish; as, to furbish a sword or spear.
Furcate (a.) Alt. of Furcated
Furcula (n.) A forked process; the wishbone or furculum.
Furilic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, furile; as, furilic acid.
Furioso (a. & adv.) With great force or vigor; vehemently.
Furious (a.) Transported with passion or fury; raging; violent; as, a furious animal.
Furious (a.) Rushing with impetuosity; moving with violence; as, a furious stream; a furious wind or storm.
Furling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Furl
Furlong (a.) A measure of length; the eighth part of a mile; forty rods; two hundred and twenty yards.
Furmity (n.) Same as Frumenty.
Furnace (n.) An inclosed place in which heat is produced by the combustion of fuel, as for reducing ores or melting metals, for warming a house, for baking pottery, etc.; as, an iron furnace; a hot-air furnace; a glass furnace; a boiler furnace, etc.
Furnace (n.) A place or time of punishment, affiction, or great trial; severe experience or discip
Furnace (n.) To throw out, or exhale, as from a furnace; also, to put into a furnace.
Furnish (v. t.) To supply with anything necessary, useful, or appropriate; to provide; to equip; to fit out, or fit up; to adorn; as, to furnish a family with provisions; to furnish one with arms for defense; to furnish a Cable; to furnish the mind with ideas; to furnish one with knowledge or principles; to furnish an expedition or enterprise, a room or a house.
Furnish (v. t.) To offer for use; to provide (something); to give (something); to afford; as, to furnish food to the hungry: to furnish arms for defense.
Furnish (n.) That which is furnished as a specimen; a sample; a supply.
Furrier (n.) A dealer in furs; one who makes or sells fur goods.
Furring (n.) The leveling of a surface, or the preparing of an air space, by means of strips of board or of larger pieces. See Fur, v. t., 3.
Furring (v. t.) The strips thus laid on.
Furring (v. t.) Double planking of a ship's side.
Furring (v. t.) A deposit from water, as on the inside of a boiler; also, the operation of cleaning away this deposit.
Furrowy (a.) Furrowed.
Further (adv.) To a greater distance; in addition; moreover. See Farther.
Further (superl.) More remote; at a greater distance; more in advance; farther; as, the further end of the field. See Farther.
Further (superl.) Beyond; additional; as, a further reason for this opinion; nothing further to suggest.
Further (adv.) To help forward; to promote; to advance; to forward; to help or assist.
Furtive (a.) Stolen; obtained or characterized by stealth; sly; secret; stealthy; as, a furtive look.
Fuscine (n.) A dark-colored substance obtained from empyreumatic animal oil.
Fuscous (a.) Brown or grayish black; darkish.
Fusible (v. t.) CapabIe of being melted or liquefied.
Fussing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fuss
Fussily (adv.) In a fussy manner.
Fustian (n.) A kind of coarse twilled cotton or cotton and
Fustian (n.) An inflated style of writing; a kind of writing in which high-sounding words are used,' above the dignity of the thoughts or subject; bombast.
Fustian (a.) Made of fustian.
Fustian (a.) Pompous; ridiculously tumid; inflated; bombastic; as, fustian history.
Fussure (v. t.) Act of fusing; fusion.
Futchel (n.) The jaws between which the hinder end of a carriage tongue is inserted.
Futtock (n.) One of the crooked timbers which are scarfed together to form the lower part of the compound rib of a vessel; one of the crooked transverse timbers passing across and over the keel.
Guachos (pl. ) of Guacho
Guanaco (n.) A South American mammal (Auchenia huanaco), allied to the llama, but of larger size and more graceful form, inhabiting the southern Andes and Patagonia. It is supposed by some to be the llama in a wild state.
Guarana (n.) A preparation from the seeds of Paullinia sorbilis, a woody climber of Brazil, used in making an astringent drink, and also in the cure of headache.
Guarded (imp. & p. p.) of Guard
Gurding (p. pr. &, vb. n.) of Guard
Guarded (a.) Cautious; wary; circumspect; as, he was guarded in his expressions; framed or uttered with caution; as, his expressions were guarded.
Guarder (n.) One who guards.
Guarish (v. t.) To heal.
Gudgeon (n.) A small European freshwater fish (Gobio fluviatilis), allied to the carp. It is easily caught and often used for food and for bait. In America the killifishes or minnows are often called gudgeons.
Gudgeon (n.) What may be got without skill or merit.
Gudgeon (n.) A person easily duped or cheated.
Gudgeon (n.) The pin of iron fastened in the end of a wooden shaft or axle, on which it turns; formerly, any journal, or pivot, or bearing, as the pintle and eye of a hinge, but esp. the end journal of a horizontal.
Gudgeon (n.) A metal eye or socket attached to the sternpost to receive the pintle of the rudder.
Gudgeon (v. t.) To deprive fraudulently; to cheat; to dupe; to impose upon.
Guelfic (a.) Of or pertaining to the family or the faction of the Guelphs.
Guerdon (n.) A reward; requital; recompense; -- used in both a good and a bad sense.
Guerdon (n.) To give guerdon to; to reward; to be a recompense for.
Guereza (n.) A beautiful Abyssinian monkey (Colobus guereza), having the body black, with a fringe of long, silky, white hair along the sides, and a tuft of the same at the end of the tail. The frontal band, cheeks, and chin are white.
Guerite (n.) A projecting turret for a sentry, as at the salient angles of works, or the acute angles of bastions.
Guessed (imp. & p. p.) of Guess
Guesser (n.) One who guesses; one who forms or gives an opinion without means of knowing.
Guiacol (n.) A colorless liquid, C6H4,OCH3.OH, resembling the phenols, found as a constituent of woodtar creosote, aud produced by the dry distillation of guaiac resin.
Guiacum (n.) Same as Guaiacum.
Guidage (n.) The reward given to a guide for services.
Guidage (n.) Guidance; lead; direction.
Guiding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Guide
Guilder (n.) A Dutch silver coin worth about forty cents; -- called also florin and gulden.
Guipure (n.) A term used for lace of different kinds; most properly for a lace of large pattern and heavy material which has no ground or mesh, but has the pattern held together by connecting threads called bars or brides.
Gulaund (n.) An arctic sea bird.
Gulling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gull
Gullage (n.) Act of being gulled.
Gullery (n.) An act, or the practice, of gulling; trickery; fraud.
Gullish (a.) Foolish; stupid.
Gullies (pl. ) of Gully
Gullied (imp. & p. p.) of Gully
Gulping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gulp
Gumming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gum
Gumboil (n.) A small suppurting inflamed spot on the gum.
Gummata (pl. ) of Gumma
Gummite (n.) A yellow amorphous mineral, essentially a hydrated oxide of uranium derived from the alteration of uraninite.
Gummous (a.) Gumlike, or composed of gum; gummy.
Gummous (a.) Of or pertaining to a gumma.
Gunboat (n.) A vessel of light draught, carrying one or more guns.
Gunlock (n.) The lock of a gun, for producing the discharge. See Lock.
Gunnage (n.) The number of guns carried by a ship of war.
Gunnery (n.) That branch of military science which comprehends the theory of projectiles, and the manner of constructing and using ordnance.
Gunning (n.) The act or practice of hunting or shooting game with a gun.
Gunroom (n.) An apartment on the after end of the lower gun deck of a ship of war, usually occupied as a messroom by the commissioned officers, except the captain; -- called wardroom in the United States navy.
Gunshot (n.) Act of firing a gun; a shot.
Gunshot (n.) The distance to which shot can be thrown from a gun, so as to be effective; the reach or range of a gun.
Gunshot (a.) Made by the shot of a gun: as. a gunshot wound.
Gunwale (n.) The upper edge of a vessel's or boat's side; the uppermost wale of a ship (not including the bulwarks); or that piece of timber which reaches on either side from the quarter-deck to the forecastle, being the uppermost bend, which finishes the upper works of the hull.
Gurgled (imp. & p. p.) of Gurgle
Gurglet (n.) A porous earthen jar for cooling water by evaporation.
Gurnard (n.) Alt. of Gurnet
Gurniad (n.) See Gwiniad.
Gushing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gush
Gushing (a.) Rushing forth with violence, as a fluid; flowing copiously; as, gushing waters.
Gushing (a.) Emitting copiously, as tears or words; weakly and unreservedly demonstrative in matters of affection; sentimental.
Gustard (n.) The great bustard.
Gustful (a.) Tasteful; well-tasted.
Gustful (a.) Gusty.
Gustoso (a. & adv.) Tasteful; in a tasteful, agreeable manner.
Gutting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gut
Guttate (a.) Spotted, as if discolored by drops.
Guttler (n.) A greedy eater; a glutton.
Gutwort (n.) A plant, Globularia Alypum, a violent purgative, found in Africa.
Guzzled (imp. & p. p.) of Guzzle
Guzzler (n.) An immoderate drinker.
Huanaco (n.) See Guanaco.
Huddled (imp. & p. p.) of Huddle
Huddler (n.) One who huddles things together.
Hueless (a.) Destitute of color.
Huffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Huff
Huffcap (n.) A blusterer; a bully.
Huffcap (a.) Blustering; swaggering.
Huffish (a.) Disposed to be blustering or arrogant; petulant.
Hugging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hug
Huisher (n.) See Usher.
Huisher (v. t.) To usher.
Hulking (a.) Alt. of Hulky
Hulling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hull
Huloist (n.) See Hyloist.
Humming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hum
Humanly (adv.) In a human manner; after the manner of men; according to the knowledge or wisdom of men; as, the present prospects, humanly speaking, promise a happy issue.
Humanly (adv.) Kindly; humanely.
Humbird (n.) Humming bird.
Humbled (imp. & p. p.) of Humble
Humbler (n.) One who, or that which, humbles some one.
Humbles (n. pl.) Entrails of a deer.
Humdrum (a.) Monotonous; dull; commonplace.
Humdrum (n.) A dull fellow; a bore.
Humdrum (n.) Monotonous and tedious routine.
Humdrum (n.) A low cart with three wheels, drawn by one horse.
Humeral (a.) Of or pertaining to the humerus, or upper part of the arm; brachial.
Humerus (n.) The bone of the brachium, or upper part of the arm or fore limb.
Humerus (n.) The part of the limb containing the humerus; the brachium.
Humming (a.) Emitting a murmuring sound; droning; murmuring; buzzing.
Humming (n.) A sound like that made by bees; a low, murmuring sound; a hum.
Hummock (n.) A rounded knoll or hillock; a rise of ground of no great extent, above a level surface.
Hummock (n.) A ridge or pile of ice on an ice field.
Hummock (n.) Timbered land. See Hammock.
Humored (imp. & p. p.) of Humor
Humoral (a.) Pertaining to, or proceeding from, the humors; as, a humoral fever.
Humulin (n.) An extract of hops.
Hunched (imp. & p. p.) of Hunch
Hundred (n.) The product of ten mulitplied by ten, or the number of ten times ten; a collection or sum, consisting of ten times ten units or objects; five score. Also, a symbol representing one hundred units, as 100 or C.
Hundred (n.) A division of a country in England, supposed to have originally contained a hundred families, or freemen.
Hundred (a.) Ten times ten; five score; as, a hundred dollars.
Hungary (n.) A country in Central Europe, now a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Hungred (a.) Hungered; hungry.
Hunting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hunt
Hunting (n.) The pursuit of game or of wild animals.
Hurkaru (n.) In India, a running footman; a messenger.
Hurling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hurl
Hurlbat (n.) See Whirlbat.
Hurling (n.) The act of throwing with force.
Hurling (n.) A kind of game at ball, formerly played.
Hurried (a.) Urged on; hastened; going or working at speed; as, a hurried writer; a hurried life.
Hurried (a.) Done in a hurry; hence, imperfect; careless; as, a hurried job.
Hurrier (n.) One who hurries or urges.
Hurries (n.) A staith or framework from which coal is discharged from cars into vessels.
Hurried (imp. & p. p.) of Hurry
Hurting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hurt
Hurtful (a.) Tending to impair or damage; injurious; mischievous; occasioning loss or injury; as, hurtful words or conduct.
Hurtled (imp. & p. p.) of Hurtle
Husband (n.) The male head of a household; one who orders the economy of a family.
Husband (n.) A cultivator; a tiller; a husbandman.
Husband (n.) One who manages or directs with prudence and economy; a frugal person; an economist.
Husband (n.) A married man; a man who has a wife; -- the correlative to wife.
Husband (n.) The male of a pair of animals.
Husband (v. t.) To direct and manage with frugality; to use or employ to good purpose and the best advantage; to spend, apply, or use, with economy.
Husband (v. t.) To cultivate, as land; to till.
Husband (v. t.) To furnish with a husband.
Hushing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hush
Hushing (n.) The process of washing ore, or of uncovering mineral veins, by a heavy discharge of water from a reservoir; flushing; -- also called booming.
Husking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Husk
Huskily (adv.) In a husky manner; dryly.
Husking (n.) The act or process of stripping off husks, as from Indian corn.
Husking (n.) A meeting of neighbors or friends to assist in husking maize; -- called also
Hussite (n.) A follower of John Huss, the Bohemian reformer, who was adjudged a heretic and burnt alive in 1415.
Hustled (imp. & p. p.) of Hustle
Huswife (n.) A female housekeeper; a woman who manages domestic affairs; a thirfty woman.
Huswife (n.) A worthless woman; a hussy.
Huswife (n.) A case for sewing materials. See Housewife.
Huswife (v. t.) To manage with frugality; -- said of a woman.
Hutting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hutch
Hutched (imp. & p. p.) of Hutch
Huzzaed (imp. & p. p.) of Huzza
Iulidan (n.) One of the Iulidae, a family of myriapods, of which the genus Iulus is the type. See Iulus.
Jubilar (a.) Pertaining to, or having the character of, a jubilee.
Jubilee (n.) Every fiftieth year, being the year following the completion of each seventh sabbath of years, at which time all the slaves of Hebrew blood were liberated, and all lands which had been alienated during the whole period reverted to their former owners.
Jubilee (n.) The joyful commemoration held on the fiftieth anniversary of any event; as, the jubilee of Queen Victoria's reign; the jubilee of the American Board of Missions.
Jubilee (n.) A church solemnity or ceremony celebrated at Rome, at stated intervals, originally of one hundred years, but latterly of twenty-five; a plenary and extraordinary indulgence grated by the sovereign pontiff to the universal church. One invariable condition of granting this indulgence is the confession of sins and receiving of the eucharist.
Jubilee (n.) A season of general joy.
Jubilee (n.) A state of joy or exultation.
Judaism (n.) The religious doctrines and rites of the Jews as enjoined in the laws of Moses.
Judaism (n.) Conformity to the Jewish rites and ceremonies.
Judaist (n.) One who believes and practices Judaism.
Judaize (v. i.) To conform to the doctrines, observances, or methods of the Jews; to inculcate or impose Judaism.
Judaize (v. t.) To impose Jewish observances or rites upon; to convert to Judaism.
Juddock (n.) See Jacksnipe.
Judging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Judge
Jugging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jug
Jugated (a.) Coupled together.
Juggled (imp. & p. p.) of Juggle
Juggler (n.) One who practices or exhibits tricks by sleight of hand; one skilled in legerdemain; a conjurer.
Juggler (n.) A deceiver; a cheat.
Juglans (n.) A genus of valuable trees, including the true walnut of Europe, and the America black walnut, and butternut.
Juglone (n.) A yellow crystal
Jugular (a.) Of or pertaining to the throat or neck; as, the jugular vein.
Jugular (a.) Of or pertaining to the jugular vein; as, the jugular foramen.
Jugular (a.) Having the ventral fins beneath the throat; -- said of certain fishes.
Jugular (a.) One of the large veins which return the blood from the head to the heart through two chief trunks, an external and an internal, on each side of the neck; -- called also the jugular vein.
Jugular (a.) Any fish which has the ventral fins situated forward of the pectoral fins, or beneath the throat; one of a division of fishes (Jugulares).
Jugulum (n.) The lower throat, or that part of the neck just above the breast.
Jumbled (imp. & p. p.) of Jumble
Jumbler (n.) One who confuses things.
Jumping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jump
Jumping (p. a. & vb. n.) of Jump, to leap.
Juncate (n.) See Junket.
Juncite (n.) A fossil rush.
Juncous (a.) Full of rushes: resembling rushes; juncaceous.
Juniper (n.) Any evergreen shrub or tree, of the genus Juniperus and order Coniferae.
Jupiter (n.) The supreme deity, king of gods and men, and reputed to be the son of Saturn and Rhea; Jove. He corresponds to the Greek Zeus.
Jupiter (n.) One of the planets, being the brightest except Venus, and the largest of them all, its mean diameter being about 85,000 miles. It revolves about the sun in 4,332.6 days, at a mean distance of 5.2028 from the sun, the earth's mean distance being taken as unity.
Juridic (a.) Alt. of Juridical
Jurymen (pl. ) of Juryman
Juryman (n.) One who is impaneled on a jury, or who serves as a juror.
Justice (a.) The quality of being just; conformity to the principles of righteousness and rectitude in all things; strict performance of moral obligations; practical conformity to human or divine law; integrity in the dealings of men with each other; rectitude; equity; uprightness.
Justice (a.) Conformity to truth and reality in expressing opinions and in conduct; fair representation of facts respecting merit or demerit; honesty; fidelity; impartiality; as, the justice of a description or of a judgment; historical justice.
Justice (a.) The rendering to every one his due or right; just treatment; requital of desert; merited reward or punishment; that which is due to one's conduct or motives.
Justice (a.) Agreeableness to right; equity; justness; as, the justice of a claim.
Justice (a.) A person duly commissioned to hold courts, or to try and decide controversies and administer justice.
Justice (v. t.) To administer justice to.
Justico (n.) Alt. of Justicoat
Justify (a.) To prove or show to be just; to vindicate; to maintain or defend as conformable to law, right, justice, propriety, or duty.
Justify (a.) To pronounce free from guilt or blame; to declare or prove to have done that which is just, right, proper, etc.; to absolve; to exonerate; to clear.
Justify (a.) To treat as if righteous and just; to pardon; to exculpate; to absolve.
Justify (a.) To prove; to ratify; to confirm.
Justify (a.) To make even or true, as
Justify (v. i.) T
Justify (v. i.) To take oath to the ownership of property sufficient to qualify one's self as bail or surety.
Justled (imp. & p. p.) of Justle
Jutting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jut
Jutting (a.) Projecting, as corbels, cornices, etc.
Juvenal (n.) A youth.
Juwansa (n.) The camel's thorn. See under Camel.
Kumquat (n.) A small tree of the genus Citrus (C. Japonica) growing in China and Japan; also, its small acid, orange-colored fruit used for preserves.
Kurdish (a.) Of or pertaining to the Kurds.
Kursaal (n.) A public hall or room, for the use of visitors at watering places and health resorts in Germany.
Kussier (n.) (Mus.) A Turkish instrument of music, with a hollow body covered with skin, over which five strings are stretched.
Kutauss (n.) The India civet (Viverra zibetha).
Lubbard (n.) A lubber.
Lubbard (a.) Lubberly.
Lucarne (n.) A dormer window.
Lucency (n.) The quality of being lucent.
Lucerne (n.) See Lucern, the plant.
Lucidly (adv.) In a lucid manner.
Lucifer (n.) The planet Venus, when appearing as the morning star; -- applied in Isaiah by a metaphor to a king of Babylon.
Lucifer (n.) Hence, Satan.
Lucifer (n.) A match made of a sliver of wood tipped with a combustible substance, and ignited by friction; -- called also lucifer match, and locofoco. See Locofoco.
Lucifer (n.) A genus of free-swimming macruran Crustacea, having a slender body and long appendages.
Lucific (a.) Producing light.
Luckily (adv.) In a lucky manner; by good fortune; fortunately; -- used in a good sense; as, they luckily escaped injury.
Luctual (a.) Producing grief; saddening.
Luddite (n.) One of a number of riotous persons in England, who for six years (1811-17) tried to prevent the use of labor-saving machinery by breaking it, burning factories, etc.; -- so called from Ned Lud, a half-witted man who some years previously had broken stocking frames.
Luffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Luff
Lugging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lug
Luggage (n.) That which is lugged; anything cumbrous and heavy to be carried; especially, a traveler's trunks, baggage, etc., or their contents.
Lugmark (n.) A mark cut into the ear of an animal to identify it; an earmark.
Lugsail (n.) A square sail bent upon a yard that hangs obliquely to the mast and is raised or lowered with the sail.
Lugworm (n.) A large marine annelid (Arenicola marina) having a row of tufted gills along each side of the back. It is found burrowing in sandy beaches, both in America and Europe, and is used for bait by European fishermen. Called also lobworm, and baitworm.
Lulling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lull
lullaby (v. t.) A song to quiet babes or lull them to sleep; that which quiets.
lullaby (v. t.) Hence: Good night; good-by.
Lumbago (n.) A rheumatic pain in the loins and the small of the back.
Lumbric (n.) An earthworm, or a worm resembling an earthworm.
Lumping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lump
Lumping (a.) Bulky; heavy.
Lumpish (a.) Like a lump; inert; gross; heavy; dull; spiritless.
Lunated (a.) Crescent-shaped; as, a lunate leaf; a lunate beak; a lunated cross.
Lunatic (a.) Affected by lunacy; insane; mad.
Lunatic (a.) Of or pertaining to, or suitable for, an insane person; evincing lunacy; as, lunatic gibberish; a lunatic asylum.
Lunatic (n.) A person affected by lunacy; an insane person, esp. one who has lucid intervals; a madman; a person of unsound mind.
Lunched (imp. & p. p.) of Lunch
Lunette (n.) A fieldwork consisting of two faces, forming a salient angle, and two parallel flanks. See Bastion.
Lunette (n.) A half horseshoe, which wants the sponge.
Lunette (n.) A kind of watch crystal which is more than ordinarily flattened in the center; also, a species of convexoconcave lens for spectacles.
Lunette (n.) A piece of felt to cover the eye of a vicious horse.
Lunette (n.) Any surface of semicircular or segmental form; especially, the piece of wall between the curves of a vault and its springing
Lunette (n.) An iron shoe at the end of the stock of a gun carriage.
Lunging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lunge
Lungoor (n.) A long-tailed monkey (Semnopithecus schislaceus), from the mountainous districts of India.
Lunulae (pl. ) of Lunula
Lunular (a.) Having a form like that of the new moon; shaped like a crescent.
Lunulet (n.) A small spot, shaped like a half-moon or crescent; as, the lunulet on the wings of many insects.
Lupinin (n.) A glucoside found in the seeds of several species of lupine, and extracted as a yellowish white crystal
Lupulin (n.) A bitter principle extracted from hops.
Lupulin (n.) The fine yellow resinous powder found upon the strobiles or fruit of hops, and containing this bitter principle.
Lurched (imp. & p. p.) of Lurch
Lurcher (n.) One that lurches or lies in wait; one who watches to pilfer, or to betray or entrap; a poacher.
Lurcher (n.) One of a mongrel breed of dogs said to have been a cross between the sheep dog, greyhound, and spaniel. It hunts game silently, by scent, and is often used by poachers.
Lurcher (n.) A glutton; a gormandizer.
Lurking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lurk
Luskish (a.) Inc
Lusting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lust
Lustred (imp. & p. p.) of Lustre
Lustful (a.) Full of lust; excited by lust.
Lustful (a.) Exciting lust; characterized by lust or sensuality.
Lustful (a.) Strong; lusty.
Lustily (adv.) In a lusty or vigorous manner.
Lustral (a.) Of or pertaining to, or used for, purification; as, lustral days; lustral water.
Lustral (a.) Of or pertaining to a lustrum.
Lustrum (n.) A lustration or purification, especially the purification of the whole Roman people, which was made by the censors once in five years. Hence: A period of five years.
Luteous (a.) Yellowish; more or less like buff.
Luthern (n.) A dormer window. See Dormer.
Luxated (imp. & p. p.) of Luxate
Mucedin (n.) A yellowish white, amorphous, nitrogenous substance found in wheat, rye, etc., and resembling gluten; -- formerly called also mucin.
Mucific (a.) Inducing or stimulating the secretion of mucus; blennogenous.
Mucific (a.) Secreting mucus.
Mucigen (n.) A substance which is formed in mucous epithelial cells, and gives rise to mucin.
Muconic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an organic acid, obtained indirectly from mucic acid, and somewhat resembling itaconic acid.
Mucusin (n.) Mucin.
Mudarin (n.) A brown, amorphous, bitter substance having a strong emetic action, extracted from the root of the mudar.
Muddily (adv.) In a muddy manner; turbidly; without mixture; cloudily; obscurely; confusedly.
Muddled (imp. & p. p.) of Muddle
Muddler (n.) One who, or that which, muddles.
Muddied (imp. & p. p.) of Muddy
Mudfish (n.) The European loach.
Mudfish (n.) The bowfin.
Mudfish (n.) The South American lipedosiren, and the allied African species (Protopterus annectens). See Lipedosiren.
Mudfish (n.) The mud minnow.
Mudhole (n.) A hole, or hollow place, containing mud, as in a road.
Mudhole (n.) A hole near the bottom, through which the sediment is withdrawn.
Mudsill (n.) The lowest sill of a structure, usually embedded in the soil; the lowest timber of a house; also, that sill or timber of a bridge which is laid at the bottom of the water. See Sill.
Mudwall (n.) The European bee-eater. See Bee-eater.
Mudwort (n.) A small herbaceous plant growing on muddy shores (Limosella aquatica).
Muezzin (n.) A Mohammedan crier of the hour of prayer.
Muffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Muff
Muffish (a.) Stupid; awkward.
Muffled (imp. & p. p.) of Muffle
Muffler (n.) Anything used in muffling; esp., a scarf for protecting the head and neck in cold weather; a tippet.
Muffler (n.) A cushion for terminating or softening a note made by a stringed instrument with a keyboard.
Muffler (n.) A kind of mitten or boxing glove, esp. when stuffed.
Muffler (n.) One who muffles.
Muggard (a.) Sullen; displeased.
Muggish (a.) See Muggy.
Mugient (a.) Lowing; bellowing.
Mugweed (n.) A slender European weed (Galium Cruciata); -- called also crossweed.
Mugwort (n.) A somewhat aromatic composite weed (Artemisia vulgaris), at one time used medicinally; -- called also motherwort.
Mugwump (n.) A bolter from the Republican party in the national election of 1884; an Independent.
Mulatto (n.) The offspring of a negress by a white man, or of a white woman by a negro, -- usually of a brownish yellow complexion.
Mulched (imp. & p. p.) of Mulch
Mulcted (imp. & p. p.) of Mulct
Mulling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mull
Mullein (n.) Any plant of the genus Verbascum. They are tall herbs having coarse leaves, and large flowers in dense spikes. The common species, with densely woolly leaves, is Verbascum Thapsus.
Moolley (n.) A mulley or polled animal.
Moolley (n.) A cow.
Moolley (a.) Destitute of horns, although belonging to a species of animals most of which have horns; hornless; polled; as, mulley cattle; a mulley (or moolley) cow.
Mullion (n.) A slender bar or pier which forms the division between the lights of windows, screens, etc.
Mullion (n.) An upright member of a framing. See Stile.
Mullion (v. t.) To furnish with mullions; to divide by mullions.
Mullock (n.) Rubbish; refuse; dirt.
Mulliod (a.) Like or pertaining to the genus Mullus, which includes the surmullet, or red mullet.
Multure (n.) The toll for grinding grain.
Multure (n.) A grist or grinding; the grain ground.
Mumbled (imp. & p. p.) of Mumble
Mumbler (n.) One who mumbles.
Mumming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mumm
Mummery (n.) Masking; frolic in disguise; buffoonery.
Mummery (n.) Farcical show; hypocritical disguise and parade or ceremonies.
Mummify (v. t.) To embalm and dry as a mummy; to make into, or like, a mummy.
Mummies (pl. ) of Mummy
Mummied (imp. & p. p.) of Mummy
Mumping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mump
Mumpish (a.) Sullen, sulky.
Munched (imp. & p. p.) of Munch
Muncher (n.) One who munches.
Mundane (a.) Of or pertaining to the world; worldly; earthly; terrestrial; as, the mundane sphere.
Mundify (v. t.) To cleanse.
Mungoos (n.) See Mongoose.
Mungrel (n. & a.) See Mongrel.
Munific (a.) Munificent; liberal.
Munjeet (n.) See Indian madder, under Madder.
Munnion (n.) See Mullion.
Munting (n.) Same as Mullion; -- especially used in joiner's work.
Muntjac (n.) Any one of several species of small Asiatic deer of the genus Cervulus, esp. C. muntjac, which occurs both in India and on the East Indian Islands.
Muraena (n.) A genus of large eels of the family Miraenidae. They differ from the common eel in lacking pectoral fins and in having the dorsal and anal fins continuous. The murry (Muraena Helenae) of Southern Europe was the muraena of the Romans. It is highly valued as a food fish.
Murices (pl. ) of Murex
Murexan (n.) A complex nitrogenous substance obtained from murexide, alloxantin, and other ureids, as a white, or yellowish, crystal
Muriate (n.) A salt of muriatic hydrochloric acid; a chloride; as, muriate of ammonia.
Murkily (adv.) Darkly; gloomily.
Murlins (n.) A seaweed. See Baddrelocks.
Murrain (n.) An infectious and fatal disease among cattle.
Murrain (a.) Having, or afflicted with, murrain.
Murrion (a.) Infected with or killed by murrain.
Murrion (n.) A morion. See Morion.
Murther (n. & v.) Murder, n. & v.
Muscled (a.) Furnished with muscles; having muscles; as, things well muscled.
Muscoid (a.) Mosslike; resembling moss.
Muscoid (n.) A term formerly applied to any mosslike flowerless plant, with a distinct stem, and often with leaves, but without any vascular system.
Muscule (n.) A long movable shed used by besiegers in ancient times in attacking the walls of a fortified town.
Museful (a.) Meditative; thoughtfully silent.
Musette (n.) A small bagpipe formerly in use, having a soft and sweet tone.
Musette (n.) An air adapted to this instrument; also, a kind of rustic dance.
Musical (a.) Of or pertaining to music; having the qualities of music; or the power of producing music; devoted to music; melodious; harmonious; as, musical proportion; a musical voice; musical instruments; a musical sentence; musical persons.
Musical (n.) Music.
Musical (n.) A social entertainment of which music is the leading feature; a musical party.
Musimon (n.) See Mouflon.
Musketo (n.) See Mosquito.
Muskrat (n.) A North American aquatic fur-bearing rodent (Fiber zibethicus). It resembles a rat in color and having a long scaly tail, but the tail is compressed, the bind feet are webbed, and the ears are concealed in the fur. It has scent glands which secrete a substance having a strong odor of musk. Called also musquash, musk beaver, and ondatra.
Muskrat (n.) The musk shrew.
Muskrat (n.) The desman.
Musquaw (n.) The American black bear. See Bear.
Musquet (n.) See Musket.
Musrole (n.) Alt. of Musrol
Mussing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Muss
Mussite (n.) A variety of pyroxene, from the Mussa Alp in Piedmont; diopside.
Mustang (n.) The half-wild horse of the plains in Mexico, California, etc. It is small, hardy, and easily sustained.
Mustard (n.) The name of several cruciferous plants of the genus Brassica (formerly Sinapis), as white mustard (B. alba), black mustard (B. Nigra), wild mustard or charlock (B. Sinapistrum).
Mustard (n.) A powder or a paste made from the seeds of black or white mustard, used as a condiment and a rubefacient. Taken internally it is stimulant and diuretic, and in large doses is emetic.
Mustily (a.) In a musty state.
Mutable (a.) Capable of alteration; subject to change; changeable in form, qualities, or nature.
Mutable (a.) Changeable; inconstant; unsettled; unstable; fickle.
Mutably (adv.) Changeably.
Mutanda (pl. ) of Mutandum
Muchkin (n.) A liquid measure equal to four gills, or an imperial pint.
Muttony (a.) Like mutton; having a flavor of mutton.
Mutuary (n.) One who borrows personal chattels which are to be consumed by him, and which he is to return or repay in kind.
Muzarab (n.) One of a denomination of Christians formerly living under the government of the Moors in Spain, and having a liturgy and ritual of their own.
Muzzled (imp. & p. p.) of Muzzle
Nucelli (pl. ) of Nucellus
Nucleal (a.) Alt. of Nuclear
Nuclear (a.) Of or pertaining to a nucleus; as, the nuclear spindle (see Illust. of Karyokinesis) or the nuclear fibrils of a cell; the nuclear part of a comet, etc.
Nuclein (n.) A constituent of the nuclei of all cells. It is a colorless amorphous substance, readily soluble in alka
Nucleus (n.) A kernel; hence, a central mass or point about which matter is gathered, or to which accretion is made; the central or material portion; -- used both literally and figuratively.
Nucleus (n.) The body or the head of a comet.
Nucleus (n.) An incipient ovule of soft cellular tissue.
Nucleus (n.) A whole seed, as contained within the seed coats.
Nucleus (n.) A body, usually spheroidal, in a cell or a protozoan, distinguished from the surrounding protoplasm by a difference in refrangibility and in behavior towards chemical reagents. It is more or less protoplasmic, and consists of a clear fluid (achromatin) through which extends a network of fibers (chromatin) in which may be suspended a second rounded body, the nucleolus (see Nucleoplasm). See Cell division, under Division.
Nucleus (n.) The tip, or earliest part, of a univalve or bivalve shell.
Nucleus (n.) The central part around which additional growths are added, as of an operculum.
Nucleus (n.) A visceral mass, containing the stomach and other organs, in Tunicata and some mollusks.
Nudging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nudge
Nullify (a.) To make void; to render invalid; to deprive of legal force or efficacy.
Nullity (n.) The quality or state of being null; nothingness; want of efficacy or force.
Nullity (n.) Nonexistence; as, a decree of nullity of marriage is a decree that no legal marriage exists.
Nullity (n.) That which is null.
Numbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Numb
Numbers (n.) pl. of Number. The fourth book of the Pentateuch, containing the census of the Hebrews.
Numeral (n.) Of or pertaining to number; consisting of number or numerals.
Numeral (n.) Expressing number; representing number; as, numeral letters or characters, as X or 10 for ten.
Numeral (n.) A figure or character used to express a number; as, the Arabic numerals, 1, 2, 3, etc.; the Roman numerals, I, V, X, L, etc.
Numeral (n.) A word expressing a number.
Numeric (n.) Alt. of Numerical
Numeric (n.) Any number, proper or improper fraction, or incommensurable ratio. The term also includes any imaginary expression like m + nA-1, where m and n are real numerics.
Nummary (a.) Of or relating to coins or money.
Nuncios (pl. ) of Nuncio
Nuncius (n.) A messenger.
Nuncius (n.) The information communicated.
Nunnery (n.) A house in which nuns reside; a cloister or convent in which women reside for life, under religious vows. See Cloister, and Convent.
Nunnish (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling a nun; characteristic of a nun.
Nuptial (a.) Of or pertaining to marriage; done or used at a wedding; as, nuptial rites and ceremonies.
Nuptial (n.) Marriage; wedding; nuptial ceremony; -- now only in the plural.
Nurling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nurl
Nursing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nurse
Nursery (n.) The act of nursing.
Nursery (n.) The place where nursing is carried on
Nursery (n.) The place, or apartment, in a house, appropriated to the care of children.
Nursery (n.) A place where young trees, shrubs, vines, etc., are propagated for the purpose of transplanting; a plantation of young trees.
Nursery (n.) The place where anything is fostered and growth promoted.
Nursery (n.) That which forms and educates; as, commerce is the nursery of seamen.
Nursery (n.) That which is nursed.
Nursing (a.) Supplying or taking nourishment from, or as from, the breast; as, a nursing mother; a nursing infant.
Nurstle (v. t.) To nurse. See Noursle.
Nurture (n.) The act of nourishing or nursing; thender care; education; training.
Nurture (n.) That which nourishes; food; diet.
Nurture (v. t.) To feed; to nourish.
Nurture (v. t.) To educate; to bring or train up.
Nutting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nut
Nutgall (n.) A more or less round gall resembling a nut, esp. one of those produced on the oak and used in the arts. See Gall, Gallnut.
Nuthook (n.) A hook at the end of a pole to pull down boughs for gathering the nuts.
Nuthook (n.) A thief who steals by means of a hook; also, a bailiff who hooks or seizes malefactors.
Nutting (n.) The act of gathering nuts.
Nuzzied (imp. & p. p.) of Nuzzle
Ouakari (n.) Any South American monkey of the genus Brachyurus, especially B. ouakari.
Ouarine (n.) A Brazilian monkey of the genus Mycetes.
Ounding (vb. n.) Waving.
Ouretic (a.) Uric.
Ousting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Oust
Outbade () of Outbid
Outborn (a.) Foreign; not native.
Outbrag (v. t.) To surpass in bragging; hence, to make appear inferior.
Outbray (v. t.) To exceed in braying.
Outbray (v. t.) To emit with great noise.
Outburn (v. t. & i.) To exceed in burning.
Outburn (v. t. & i.) To burn entirely; to be consumed.
Outcant (v. t.) To surpass in canting.
Outcast (a.) Cast out; degraded.
Outcast (n.) One who is cast out or expelled; an exile; one driven from home, society, or country; hence, often, a degraded person; a vagabond.
Outcast (n.) A quarrel; a contention.
Outcept (prep.) Except.
Outcome (n.) That which comes out of, or follows from, something else; issue; result; consequence; upshot.
Outcrop (n.) The coming out of a stratum to the surface of the ground.
Outcrop (n.) That part of inc
Outcrop (v. i.) To come out to the surface of the ground; -- said of strata.
Outdare (v. t.) To surpass in daring; to overcome by courage; to brave.
Outdone (p. p.) of Outdo
Outdoor (a.) Being, or done, in the open air; being or done outside of certain buildings, as poorhouses, hospitals, etc.; as, outdoor exercise; outdoor relief; outdoor patients.
Outdraw (v. t.) To draw out; to extract.
Outdure (v. t.) To outlast.
Outerly (adv.) Utterly; entirely.
Outerly (adv.) Toward the outside.
Outface (v. t.) To face or look (one) out of countenance; to resist or bear down by bold looks or effrontery; to brave.
Outfall (n.) The mouth of a river; the lower end of a water course; the open end of a drain, culvert, etc., where the discharge occurs.
Outfall (n.) A quarrel; a falling out.
Outfawn (v. t.) To exceed in fawning.
Outfeat (v. t.) To surpass in feats.
Outflow (n.) A flowing out; efflux.
Outflow (v. i.) To flow out.
Outflew (imp.) of Outfly
Outfool (v. t.) To exceed in folly.
Outform (n.) External appearance.
Outgate (n.) An outlet.
Outgaze (v. t.) To gaze beyond; to exceed in sharpness or persistence of seeing or of looking; hence, to stare out of countenance.
Outgive (v. t.) To surpass in giving.
Outwent (imp.) of Outgo
Outgone (p. p.) of Outgo
Outgoes (pl. ) of Outgo
Outgoer (n.) One who goes out or departs.
Outgrew (imp.) of Outgrow
Outgrow (v. t.) To surpass in growing; to grow more than.
Outgrow (v. t.) To grow out of or away from; to grow too large, or too aged, for; as, to outgrow clothing; to outgrow usefulness; to outgrow an infirmity.
Outgush (n.) A pouring out; an outburst.
Outgush (v. i.) To gush out; to flow forth.
Outhaul (n.) A rope used for hauling out a sail upon a spar; -- opposite of inhaul.
Outhess (n.) Outcry; alarm.
Outhire (v. t.) To hire out.
Outjest (v. t.) To surpass in jesting; to drive out, or away, by jesting.
Outland (a.) Foreign; outlandish.
Outlast (v. t.) To exceed in duration; to survive; to endure longer than.
Outleap (v. t.) To surpass in leaping.
Outleap (n.) A sally.
Outlier (n.) One who does not live where his office, or business, or estate, is.
Outlier (n.) That which lies, or is, away from the main body.
Outlier (n.) A part of a rock or stratum lying without, or beyond, the main body, from which it has been separated by denudation.
Outlimb (n.) An extreme member or part of a thing; a limb.
Outlive (v. t.) To live beyond, or longer than; to survive.
Outlook (v. t.) To face down; to outstare.
Outlook (v. t.) To inspect throughly; to select.
Outlook (n.) The act of looking out; watch.
Outlook (n.) One who looks out; also, the place from which one looks out; a watchower.
Outlook (n.) The view obtained by one looking out; scope of vision; prospect; sight; appearance.
Outlope (n.) An excursion.
Outmost (a.) Farthest from the middle or interior; farthest outward; outermost.
Outname (v. t.) To exceed in naming or describing.
Outname (v. t.) To exceed in name, fame, or degree.
Outness (n.) The state of being out or beyond; separateness.
Outness (n.) The state or quality of being distanguishable from the perceiving mind, by being in space, and possessing marerial quality; externality; objectivity.
Outpace (v. t.) To outgo; to move faster than; to leave behind.
Outpart (n.) An outlying part.
Outpass (v. t.) To pass beyond; to exceed in progress.
Outpeer (v. t.) To excel.
Outplay (v. t.) To excel or defeat in a game; to play better than; as, to be outplayed in tennis or ball.
Outport (n.) A harbor or port at some distance from the chief town or seat of trade.
Outpost (n.) A post or station without the limits of a camp, or at a distance from the main body of an army, for observation of the enemy.
Outpost (n.) The troops placed at such a station.
Outpour (v. t.) To pour out.
Outpour (n.) A flowing out; a free discharge.
Outpray (v. t.) To exceed or excel in prayer.
Outrage (v. t.) To rage in excess of.
Outrage (n.) Injurious violence or wanton wrong done to persons or things; a gross violation of right or decency; excessive abuse; wanton mischief; gross injury.
Outrage (n.) Excess; luxury.
Outrage (n.) To commit outrage upon; to subject to outrage; to treat with violence or excessive abuse.
Outrage (n.) Specifically, to violate; to commit an indecent assault upon (a female).
Outrage (v. t.) To be guilty of an outrage; to act outrageously.
Outrank (v. t.) To exceed in rank; hence, to take precedence of.
Outraye (v. i.) See Outrage, v. i.
Outraze (v. t.) To obliterate.
Outrede (v. t.) To surpass in giving rede, or counsel.
Outride (v. t.) To surpass in speed of riding; to ride beyond or faster than.
Outride (n.) A riding out; an excursion.
Outride (n.) A place for riding out.
Outring (v. t.) To excel in volume of ringing sound; to ring louder than.
Outrive (v. t.) To river; to sever.
Outroad (n.) Alt. of Outrode
Outrode (n.) An excursion.
Outroar (v. t.) To exceed in roaring.
Outroom (n.) An outer room.
Outroot (v. t.) To eradicate; to extirpate.
Outrush (v. i.) To rush out; to issue, or ru/ out, forcibly.
Outsail (v. t.) To excel, or to leave behind, in sailing; to sail faster than.
Outsell (v. t.) To exceed in amount of sales; to sell more than.
Outsell (v. t.) To exceed in the price of selling; to fetch more than; to exceed in value.
Outshut (v. t.) To shut out.
Outside (n.) The external part of a thing; the part, end, or side which forms the surface; that which appears, or is manifest; that which is superficial; the exterior.
Outside (n.) The part or space which lies without an inclosure; the outer side, as of a door, walk, or boundary.
Outside (n.) The furthest limit, as to number, quantity, extent, etc.; the utmost; as, it may last a week at the outside.
Outside (n.) One who, or that which, is without; hence, an outside passenger, as distinguished from one who is inside. See Inside, n. 3.
Outside (a.) Of or pertaining to the outside; external; exterior; superficial.
Outside (a.) Reaching the extreme or farthest limit, as to extent, quantity, etc.; as, an outside estimate.
Outside (adv.) or prep. On or to the outside (of); without; on the exterior; as, to ride outside the coach; he stayed outside.
Outsing (v. t.) To surpass in singing.
Outsoar (v. t.) To soar beyond or above.
Outsole (n.) The outside sole of a boot or shoe.
Outspan (v. t. & i.) To unyoke or disengage, as oxen from a wagon.
Outspin (v. t.) To spin out; to finish.
Outstay (v. t.) To stay beyond or longer than.
Outstep (v. t.) To exceed in stepping.
Outtake (prep.) Except.
Outtalk (v. t.) To overpower by talking; to exceed in talking; to talk down.
Outtell (v. t.) To surpass in telling, counting, or reckoning.
Outterm (n.) An external or superficial thing; outward manner; superficial remark, etc.
Outtoil (v. t.) To exceed in toiling.
Outvote (v. t.) To exceed in the number of votes given; to defeat by votes.
Outwalk (v. t.) To excel in walking; to leave behind in walking.
Outwall (n.) The exterior wall; the outside surface, or appearance.
Outward (adv.) Alt. of Outwards
Outward (a.) Forming the superficial part; external; exterior; -- opposed to inward; as, an outward garment or layer.
Outward (a.) Of or pertaining to the outer surface or to what is external; manifest; public.
Outward (a.) Foreign; not civil or intestine; as, an outward war.
Outward (a.) Tending to the exterior or outside.
Outward (n.) External form; exterior.
Outwear (v. t.) To wear out; to consume or destroy by wearing.
Outwear (v. t.) To last longer than; to outlast; as, this cloth will outwear the other.
Outweed (v. t.) To weed out.
Outweep (v. t.) To exceed in weeping.
Outwell (v. t.) To pour out.
Outwell (v. i.) To issue forth.
Outwent () imp. of Outgo.
Outwind (v. t.) To extricate by winding; to unloose.
Outwing (v. t.) To surpass, exceed, or outstrip in flying.
Outwork (v. t.) To exceed in working; to work more or faster than.
Outwork (n.) A minor defense constructed beyond the main body of a work, as a ravelin, lunette, hornwork, etc.
Outzany (v. t.) To exceed in buffoonery.
Puberal (a.) Of or pertaining to puberty.
Puberty (n.) The earliest age at which persons are capable of begetting or bearing children, usually considered, in temperate climates, to be about fourteen years in males and twelve in females.
Puberty (n.) The period when a plant first bears flowers.
Publish (v. t.) To make public; to make known to mankind, or to people in general; to divulge, as a private transaction; to promulgate or proclaim, as a law or an edict.
Publish (v. t.) To make known by posting, or by reading in a church; as, to publish banns of marriage.
Publish (v. t.) To send forth, as a book, newspaper, musical piece, or other printed work, either for sale or for general distribution; to print, and issue from the press.
Publish (v. t.) To utter, or put into circulation; as, to publish counterfeit paper.
Puccoon (n.) Any one of several plants yielding a red pigment which is used by the North American Indians, as the bloodroot and two species of Lithospermum (L. hirtum, and L. canescens); also, the pigment itself.
Pucelle (n.) A maid; a virgin.
Puceron (n.) Any plant louse, or aphis.
Puckery (a.) Producing, or tending to produce, a pucker; as, a puckery taste.
Puckery (a.) Inc
Puckish (a.) Resembling Puck; merry; mischievous.
Pudding (n.) A species of food of a soft or moderately hard consistence, variously made, but often a compound of flour or meal, with milk and eggs, etc.
Pudding (n.) Anything resembling, or of the softness and consistency of, pudding.
Pudding (n.) An intestine; especially, an intestine stuffed with meat, etc.; a sausage.
Pudding (n.) Any food or victuals.
Pudding (n.) Same as Puddening.
Puddled (imp. & p. p.) of Puddle
Puddler (n.) One who converts cast iron into wrought iron by the process of puddling.
Puddock (n.) A small inclosure.
Pudency (n.) Modesty; shamefacedness.
Pudenda (n. pl.) The external organs of generation.
Pudical (a.) Pudic.
Puerile (a.) Boyish; childish; trifling; silly.
Puffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Puff
Puffery (n.) The act of puffing; bestowment of extravagant commendation.
Puffing () a. & n. from Puff, v. i. & t.
Pugging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pug
Pugging (v. t.) The act or process of working and tempering clay to make it plastic and of uniform consistency, as for bricks, for pottery, etc.
Pugging (v. t.) Mortar or the like, laid between the joists under the boards of a floor, or within a partition, to deaden sound; -- in the United States usually called deafening.
Pugging (a.) Thieving.
Pulling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pull
Pullail (n.) Poultry.
Pulleys (pl. ) of Pulley
Pulping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pulp
Pulpous (a.) Containing pulp; pulpy.
Pulsate (v.) To throb, as a pulse; to beat, as the heart.
Pulsion (n.) The act of driving forward; propulsion; -- opposed to suction or traction.
Pulsive (a.) Tending to compel; compulsory.
Pultise (n.) Poultry.
Pumiced (a.) Affected with a kind of chronic laminitis in which there is a growth of soft spongy horn between the coffin bone and the hoof wall. The disease is called pumiced foot, or pumice foot.
Pummace (n.) Same as Pomace.
pumping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pump
Pumpage (n.) That which is raised by pumps, or the work done by pumps.
Pumping () a. & n. from pump.
Pumpion (n.) See Pumpkin.
Pumpkin (n.) A well-known trailing plant (Cucurbita pepo) and its fruit, -- used for cooking and for feeding stock; a pompion.
Punning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pun
Punched (imp. & p. p.) of Punch
Puncher (n.) One who, or that which, punches.
Punchin (n.) See Puncheon.
Punctum (n.) A point.
Pungent (v. t.) Causing a sharp sensation, as of the taste, smell, or feelings; pricking; biting; acrid; as, a pungent spice.
Pungent (v. t.) Sharply painful; penetrating; poignant; severe; caustic; stinging.
Pungent (v. t.) Prickly-pointed; hard and sharp.
Pungled (a.) Shriveled or shrunken; -- said especially of grain which has lost its juices from the ravages of insects, such as the wheat midge, or Trips (Thrips cerealium).
Punster (n.) One who puns, or is skilled in, or given to, punning; a quibbler; a low wit.
Pupping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pup
Puppies (pl. ) of Puppy
Puppied (imp. & p. p.) of Puppy
Purring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pur
Puranic (a.) Pertaining to the Puranas.
Purfile (n.) A sort of ancient trimming of tinsel and thread for women's gowns; -- called also bobbinwork.
Purflew (n.) A hem, border., or trimming, as of embroidered work.
Purflew (n.) A border of any heraldic fur.
Purfled (a.) Ornamented; decorated; esp., embroidered on the edges.
Purging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Purge
Purgery (n.) The part of a sugarhouse where the molasses is drained off from the sugar.
Purging (a.) That purges; cleansing.
Purging (n.) The act of cleansing; excessive evacuations; especially, diarrhea.
Puritan (n.) One who, in the time of Queen Elizabeth and the first two Stuarts, opposed traditional and formal usages, and advocated simpler forms of faith and worship than those established by law; -- originally, a term of reproach. The Puritans formed the bulk of the early population of New England.
Puritan (n.) One who is scrupulous and strict in his religious life; -- often used reproachfully or in contempt; one who has overstrict notions.
Puritan (a.) Of or pertaining to the Puritans; resembling, or characteristic of, the Puritans.
Purling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Purl
Purlieu (n.) Originally, the ground near a royal forest, which, having been unlawfully added to the forest, was afterwards severed from it, and disafforested so as to remit to the former owners their rights.
Purlieu (n.) Hence, the outer portion of any place; an adjacent district; environs; neighborhood.
Purling (n.) The motion of a small stream running among obstructions; also, the murmur it makes in so doing.
Purloin (v. t.) To take or carry away for one's self; hence, to steal; to take by theft; to filch.
Purloin (v. i.) To practice theft; to steal.
Purples (pl. ) of Purple
Purpled (imp. & p. p.) of Purple
Purport (n.) Design or tendency; meaning; import; tenor.
Purport (n.) Disguise; covering.
Purport (n.) To intend to show; to intend; to mean; to signify; to import; -- often with an object clause or infinitive.
Purpose (n.) That which a person sets before himself as an object to be reached or accomplished; the end or aim to which the view is directed in any plan, measure, or exertion; view; aim; design; intention; plan.
Purpose (n.) Proposal to another; discourse.
Purpose (n.) Instance; example.
Purpose (v. t.) To set forth; to bring forward.
Purpose (v. t.) To propose, as an aim, to one's self; to determine upon, as some end or object to be accomplished; to intend; to design; to resolve; -- often followed by an infinitive or dependent clause.
Purpose (v. i.) To have a purpose or intention; to discourse.
Purpura (n.) A disease characterized by livid spots on the skin from extravasated blood, with loss of muscular strength, pain in the limbs, and mental dejection; the purples.
Purpura (n.) A genus of marine gastropods, usually having a rough and thick shell. Some species yield a purple dye.
Purpure (n.) Purple, -- represented in engraving by diagonal
Purrock (n.) See Puddock, and Parrock.
Pursing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Purse
Pursive (a.) Pursy.
Pursual (n.) The act of pursuit.
Pursued (imp. & p. p.) of Pursue
Pursuer (n.) One who pursues or chases; one who follows in haste, with a view to overtake.
Pursuer (n.) A plaintiff; a prosecutor.
Pursuit (v. t.) The act of following or going after; esp., a following with haste, either for sport or in hostility; chase; prosecution; as, the pursuit of game; the pursuit of an enemy.
Pursuit (v. t.) A following with a view to reach, accomplish, or obtain; endeavor to attain to or gain; as, the pursuit of knowledge; the pursuit of happiness or pleasure.
Pursuit (v. t.) Course of business or occupation; continued employment with a view to same end; as, mercantile pursuits; a literary pursuit.
Pursuit (v. t.) Prosecution.
Purview (n.) The body of a statute, or that part which begins with " Be it enacted, " as distinguished from the preamble.
Purview (n.) The limit or scope of a statute; the whole extent of its intention or provisions.
Purview (n.) Limit or sphere of authority; scope; extent.
Pushing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Push
Pushing (a.) Pressing forward in business; enterprising; driving; energetic; also, forward; officious, intrusive.
Pushpin (n.) A child's game played with pins.
Pustule (n.) A vesicle or an elevation of the cuticle with an inflamed base, containing pus.
Putting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Put
Putamen (n.) The shell of a nut; the stone of a drupe fruit. See Endocarp.
Put-off (n.) A shift for evasion or delay; an evasion; an excuse.
Putrefy (v. t.) To render putrid; to cause to decay offensively; to cause to be decomposed; to cause to rot.
Putrefy (v. t.) To corrupt; to make foul.
Putrefy (v. t.) To make morbid, carious, or gangrenous; as, to putrefy an ulcer or wound.
Putrefy (v. i.) To become putrid; to decay offensively; to rot.
Putrify (v. t. & i.) To putrefy.
Puttier (n.) One who putties; a glazier.
Putting (n.) The throwing of a heavy stone, shot, etc., with the hand raised or extended from the shoulder; -- originally, a Scottish game.
Puttock (n.) The European kite.
Puttock (n.) The buzzard.
Puttock (n.) The marsh harrier.
Puttock (n.) See Futtock.
Puttied (imp. & p. p.) of Putty
Puzzier (n.) One who, or that which, puzzles or perplexes.
Qvacked (imp. & p. p.) of Quack
Quackle (v. i. & t.) To suffocate; to choke.
Quadrae (pl. ) of Quadra
Quadrat (n.) A block of type metal lower than the letters, -- used in spacing and in blank
Quadrat (n.) An old instrument used for taking altitudes
Quadrel (n.) A square piece of turf or peat.
Quadrel (n.) A square brick, tile, or the like.
Quadric (a.) Of or pertaining to the second degree.
Quadric (n.) A quantic of the second degree. See Quantic.
Quadric (n.) A surface whose equation in three variables is of the second degree. Spheres, spheroids, ellipsoids, paraboloids, hyperboloids, also cones and cylinders with circular bases, are quadrics.
Quadrin (n.) A small piece of money, in value about a farthing, or a half cent.
Quaffed (imp. & p. p.) of Quaff
Quaffer (n.) One who quaffs, or drinks largely.
Quahaug (n.) An American market clam (Venus mercenaria). It is sold in large quantities, and is highly valued as food. Called also round clam, and hard clam.
Qualled (imp. & p. p.) of Quail
Quaking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quake
Quakery (n.) Quakerism.
Quaking () a. & n. from Quake, v.
Qualify (v. t.) To make such as is required; to give added or requisite qualities to; to fit, as for a place, office, occupation, or character; to furnish with the knowledge, skill, or other accomplishment necessary for a purpose; to make capable, as of an employment or privilege; to supply with legal power or capacity.
Qualify (v. t.) To give individual quality to; to modulate; to vary; to regulate.
Qualify (v. t.) To reduce from a general, undefined, or comprehensive form, to particular or restricted form; to modify; to limit; to restrict; to restrain; as, to qualify a statement, claim, or proposition.
Qualify (v. t.) Hence, to soften; to abate; to diminish; to assuage; to reduce the strength of, as liquors.
Qualify (v. t.) To soothe; to cure; -- said of persons.
Qualify (v. i.) To be or become qualified; to be fit, as for an office or employment.
Qualify (v. i.) To obtain legal power or capacity by taking the oath, or complying with the forms required, on assuming an office.
Quality (n.) The condition of being of such and such a sort as distinguished from others; nature or character relatively considered, as of goods; character; sort; rank.
Quality (n.) Special or temporary character; profession; occupation; assumed or asserted rank, part, or position.
Quality (n.) That which makes, or helps to make, anything such as it is; anything belonging to a subject, or predicable of it; distinguishing property, characteristic, or attribute; peculiar power, capacity, or virtue; distinctive trait; as, the tones of a flute differ from those of a violin in quality; the great quality of a statesman.
Quality (n.) An acquired trait; accomplishment; acquisition.
Quality (n.) Superior birth or station; high rank; elevated character.
Quamash (n.) See Camass.
Quannet (n.) A flat file having the handle at one side, so as to be used like a plane.
Quantic (n.) A homogeneous algebraic function of two or more variables, in general containing only positive integral powers of the variables, and called quadric, cubic, quartic, etc., according as it is of the second, third, fourth, fifth, or a higher degree. These are further called binary, ternary, quaternary, etc., according as they contain two, three, four, or more variables; thus, the quantic / is a binary cubic.
Quantum (n.) Quantity; amount.
Quantum (n.) A definite portion of a manifoldness, limited by a mark or by a boundary.
Quarrel (n.) An arrow for a crossbow; -- so named because it commonly had a square head.
Quarrel (n.) Any small square or quadrangular member
Quarrel (n.) A square of glass, esp. when set diagonally.
Quarrel (n.) A small opening in window tracery, of which the cusps, etc., make the form nearly square.
Quarrel (n.) A square or lozenge-shaped paving tile.
Quarrel (n.) A glazier's diamond.
Quarrel (n.) A four-sided cutting tool or chisel having a diamond-shaped end.
Quarrel (n.) A breach of concord, amity, or obligation; a falling out; a difference; a disagreement; an antagonism in opinion, feeling, or conduct; esp., an angry dispute, contest, or strife; a brawl; an altercation; as, he had a quarrel with his father about expenses.
Quarrel (n.) Ground of objection, dislike, difference, or hostility; cause of dispute or contest; occasion of altercation.
Quarrel (n.) Earnest desire or longing.
Quarrel (v. i.) To violate concord or agreement; to have a difference; to fall out; to be or become antagonistic.
Quarrel (v. i.) To dispute angrily, or violently; to wrangle; to scold; to altercate; to contend; to fight.
Quarrel (v. i.) To find fault; to cavil; as, to quarrel with one's lot.
Quarrel (v. t.) To quarrel with.
Quarrel (v. t.) To compel by a quarrel; as, to quarrel a man out of his estate or rights.
Quarrel (n.) One who quarrels or wrangles; one who is quarrelsome.
Quartan (a.) Of or pertaining to the fourth; occurring every fourth day, reckoning inclusively; as, a quartan ague, or fever.
Quartan (n.) An intermittent fever which returns every fourth day, reckoning inclusively, that is, one in which the interval between paroxysms is two days.
Quartan (n.) A measure, the fourth part of some other measure.
Quarter (n.) One of four equal parts into which anything is divided, or is regarded as divided; a fourth part or portion; as, a quarter of a dollar, of a pound, of a yard, of an hour, etc.
Quarter (n.) The fourth of a hundred-weight, being 25 or 28 pounds, according as the hundredweight is reckoned at 100 or 112 pounds.
Quarter (n.) The fourth of a ton in weight, or eight bushels of grain; as, a quarter of wheat; also, the fourth part of a chaldron of coal.
Quarter (n.) The fourth part of the moon's period, or monthly revolution; as, the first quarter after the change or full.
Quarter (n.) One limb of a quadruped with the adjacent parts; one fourth part of the carcass of a slaughtered animal, including a leg; as, the fore quarters; the hind quarters.
Quarter (n.) That part of a boot or shoe which forms the side, from the heel to the vamp.
Quarter (n.) That part on either side of a horse's hoof between the toe and heel, being the side of the coffin.
Quarter (n.) A term of study in a seminary, college, etc, etc.; properly, a fourth part of the year, but often longer or shorter.
Quarter (n.) The encampment on one of the principal passages round a place besieged, to prevent relief and intercept convoys.
Quarter (n.) The after-part of a vessel's side, generally corresponding in extent with the quarter-deck; also, the part of the yardarm outside of the slings.
Quarter (n.) One of the divisions of an escutcheon when it is divided into four portions by a horizontal and a perpendicular
Quarter (v. t.) A division of a town, city, or county; a particular district; a locality; as, the Latin quarter in Paris.
Quarter (v. t.) A small upright timber post, used in partitions; -- in the United States more commonly called stud.
Quarter (v. t.) The fourth part of the distance from one point of the compass to another, being the fourth part of 11! 15', that is, about 2! 49'; -- called also quarter point.
Quarter (v. t.) Proper station; specific place; assigned position; special location.
Quarter (v. t.) A station at which officers and men are posted in battle; -- usually in the plural.
Quarter (v. t.) Place of lodging or temporary residence; shelter; entertainment; -- usually in the plural.
Quarter (v. t.) A station or encampment occupied by troops; a place of lodging for soldiers or officers; as, winter quarters.
Quarter (v. t.) Treatment shown by an enemy; mercy; especially, the act of sparing the life a conquered enemy; a refraining from pushing one's advantage to extremes.
Quarter (v. t.) Friendship; amity; concord.
Quarter (v. i.) To lodge; to have a temporary residence.
Quarter (v. i.) To drive a carriage so as to prevent the wheels from going into the ruts, or so that a rut shall be between the wheels.
Quartet (n.) Alt. of Quartette
Quartic (a.) Of the fourth degree.
Quartic (n.) A quantic of the fourth degree. See Quantic.
Quartic (n.) A curve or surface whose equation is of the fourth degree in the variables.
Quartos (pl. ) of Quarto
Quartzy (a.) Quartzose.
Quaschi (n.) Alt. of Quasje
Quashed (imp. & p. p.) of Quash
Quashee (n.) A negro of the West Indies.
Quassia (n.) The wood of several tropical American trees of the order Simarubeae, as Quassia amara, Picraena excelsa, and Simaruba amara. It is intensely bitter, and is used in medicine and sometimes as a substitute for hops in making beer.
Quassin (n.) The bitter principle of quassia, extracted as a white crystal
Quatuor (n.) A quartet; -- applied chiefly to instrumental compositions.
Quayage (n.) Wharfage.
Queachy (a.) Yielding or trembling under the feet, as moist or boggy ground; shaking; moving.
Queachy (a.) Like a queach; thick; bushy.
Queened (imp. & p. p.) of Queen
Queenly (a.) Like, becoming, or suitable to, a queen.
Queerly (adv.) In a queer or odd manner.
Quelled (imp. & p. p.) of Quell
Queller (n.) A killer; as, Jack the Giant Queller.
Queller (n.) One who quells; one who overpowers or subdues.
Quellio (n.) A ruff for the neck.
Quercus (n.) A genus of trees constituted by the oak. See Oak.
Querele (n.) A complaint to a court. See Audita Querela.
Querent (n.) A complainant; a plaintiff.
Querent (n.) An inquirer.
Querist (n.) One who inquires, or asks questions.
Querken (v. t.) To stifle or choke.
Queries (pl. ) of Query
Queried (imp. & p. p.) of Query
Quester (n.) One who seeks; a seeker.
Questor (n.) An officer who had the management of the public treasure; a receiver of taxes, tribute, etc.; treasurer of state.
Quibble (n.) A shift or turn from the point in question; a trifling or evasive distinction; an evasion; a cavil.
Quibble (n.) A pun; a low conceit.
Quibble (v. i.) To evade the point in question by artifice, play upon words, caviling, or by raising any insignificant or impertinent question or point; to trifle in argument or discourse; to equivocate.
Quibble (v. i.) To pun; to practice punning.
Quicken (a.) To make alive; to vivify; to revive or resuscitate, as from death or an inanimate state; hence, to excite; to, stimulate; to incite.
Quicken (a.) To make lively, active, or sprightly; to impart additional energy to; to stimulate; to make quick or rapid; to hasten; to accelerate; as, to quicken one's steps or thoughts; to quicken one's departure or speed.
Quicken (a.) To shorten the radius of (a curve); to make (a curve) sharper; as, to quicken the sheer, that is, to make its curve more pronounced.
Quicken (v. i.) To come to life; to become alive; to become vivified or enlivened; hence, to exhibit signs of life; to move, as the fetus in the womb.
Quicken (v. i.) To move with rapidity or activity; to become accelerated; as, his pulse quickened.
Quickly (adv.) Speedily; with haste or celerity; soon; without delay; quick.
Quiddit (n.) A subtilty; an equivocation.
Quiddle (v. i.) To spend time in trifling employments, or to attend to useful subjects in an indifferent or superficial manner; to dawdle.
Quiddle (n.) Alt. of Quiddler
Quiesce (a. & n.) To be silent, as a letter; to have no sound.
Quieted (imp. & p. p.) of Quiet
Quieter (n.) One who, or that which, quiets.
Quietly (adv.) In a quiet state or manner; without motion; in a state of rest; as, to lie or sit quietly.
Quietly (adv.) Without tumult, alarm, dispute, or disturbance; peaceably; as, to live quietly; to sleep quietly.
Quietly (adv.) Calmly, without agitation or violent emotion; patiently; as, to submit quietly to unavoidable evils.
Quietly (adv.) Noiselessly; silently; without remark or violent movement; in a manner to attract little or no observation; as, he quietly left the room.
Quietus (a.) Final discharge or acquittance, as from debt or obligation; that which silences claims; (Fig.) rest; death.
Quilled (imp. & p. p.) of Quill
Quilled (a.) Furnished with quills; also, shaped like quills.
Quillet (n.) Subtilty; nicety; quibble.
Quilted (imp. & p. p.) of Quilt
Quilter (n.) One who, or that which, quilts.
Quinary (a.) Consisting of five; arranged by fives.
Quiname (a.) Growing in sets of five; -- said especially of leaves composed of five leaflets set at the end of a common petiole.
Quinate (n.) A salt of quinic acid.
Quindem (n.) A fifteenth part.
Quinine (n.) An alkaloid extracted from the bark of several species of cinchona (esp. Cinchona Calisaya) as a bitter white crystal
Quinism (n.) See Cinchonism.
Quinnat (n.) The California salmon (Oncorhynchus choicha); -- called also chouicha, king salmon, chinnook salmon, and Sacramento salmon. It is of great commercial importance.
Quinone (n.) A crystal
Quinoyl (n.) A radical of which quinone is the hydride, analogous to phenyl.
Quintal (n.) A hundredweight, either 112 or 100 pounds, according to the scale used. Cf. Cental.
Quintal (n.) A metric measure of weight, being 100,000 grams, or 100 kilograms, equal to 220.46 pounds avoirdupois.
Quintan (a.) Occurring as the fifth, after four others also, occurring every fifth day, reckoning inclusively; as, a quintan fever.
Quintan (n.) An intermittent fever which returns every fifth day, reckoning inclusively, or in which the intermission lasts three days.
Quintel (n.) See Quintain.
Quintet (n.) Alt. of Quintette
Quintic (a.) Of the fifth degree or order.
Quintic (n.) A quantic of the fifth degree. See Quantic.
Quintin (n.) See Quintain.
Quipped (imp. & p. p.) of Quip
Quirite (n.) One of the Quirites.
Quirked (a.) Having, or formed with, a quirk or quirks.
Quitted () of Quit
Quittal (n.) Return; requital; quittance.
Quitter (n.) One who quits.
Quitter (n.) A deliverer.
Quittor (n.) A chronic abscess, or fistula of the coronet, in a horse's foot, resulting from inflammation of the tissues investing the coffin bone.
Quizzed (imp. & p. p.) of Quiz
Quizzer (n.) One who quizzes; a quiz.
Quondam (a.) Having been formerly; former; sometime.
Quondam (n.) A person dismissed or ejected from a position.
Quoting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quote
Rubbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rub
Rubbage (n.) Rubbish.
Rubbing () a. & n. from Rub, v.
Rubbish (n.) Waste or rejected matter; anything worthless; valueless stuff; trash; especially, fragments of building materials or fallen buildings; ruins; debris.
Rubbish (a.) Of or pertaining to rubbish; of the quality of rubbish; trashy.
Rubelet (n.) A little ruby.
Rubella (n.) An acute specific disease with a dusky red cutaneous eruption resembling that of measles, but unattended by catarrhal symptoms; -- called also German measles.
Rubelle (n.) A red color used in enameling.
Rubeola (n.) the measles.
Rubeola (n.) Rubella.
Rubican (a.) Colored a prevailing red, bay, or black, with flecks of white or gray especially on the flanks; -- said of horses.
Rubicon (n.) A small river which separated Italy from Cisalpine Gaul, the province alloted to Julius Caesar.
Rubidic (a.) Of or pertaining to rubidium; containing rubidium.
Rubific (a.) Making red; as, rubific rays.
Rubious (a.) Red; ruddy.
Rubying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ruby
Ruching (n.) A ruche, or ruches collectively.
Rucking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ruck
Ruction (n.) An uproar; a quarrel; a noisy outbreak.
Ruddied (a.) Made ruddy or red.
Ruddily (adv.) In a ruddy manner.
Ruddock (n.) The European robin.
Ruddock (n.) A piece of gold money; -- probably because the gold of coins was often reddened by copper alloy. Called also red ruddock, and golden ruddock.
Rudesby (n.) An uncivil, turbulent fellow.
Ruffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ruff
Ruffian (n.) A pimp; a pander; also, a paramour.
Ruffian (n.) A boisterous, cruel, brutal fellow; a desperate fellow ready for murderous or cruel deeds; a cutthroat.
Ruffian (a.) brutal; cruel; savagely boisterous; murderous; as, ruffian rage.
Ruffian (v. i.) To play the ruffian; to rage; to raise tumult.
Ruffled (imp. & p. p.) of Ruffle
Ruffler (n.) One who ruffles; a swaggerer; a bully; a ruffian.
Ruffler (n.) That which ruffles; specifically, a sewing machine attachment for making ruffles.
Rugging (n.) A coarse kind of woolen cloth, used for wrapping, blanketing, etc.
Ruining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ruin
Ruinate (v. t.) To demolish; to subvert; to destroy; to reduce to poverty; to ruin.
Ruinate (v. t.) To cause to fall; to cast down.
Ruinate (v. i.) To fall; to tumble.
Ruinate (a.) Involved in ruin; ruined.
Ruinous (a.) Causing, or tending to cause, ruin; destructive; baneful; pernicious; as, a ruinous project.
Ruinous (a.) Characterized by ruin; ruined; dilapidated; as, an edifice, bridge, or wall in a ruinous state.
Ruinous (a.) Composed of, or consisting in, ruins.
Rulable (a.) That may be ruled; subject to rule; accordant or conformable to rule.
Rumbler (n.) One who, or that which, rumbles.
Rumicin (n.) A yellow crystal
Ruminal (a.) Ruminant; ruminating.
Rummage (n.) A place or room for the stowage of cargo in a ship; also, the act of stowing cargo; the pulling and moving about of packages incident to close stowage; -- formerly written romage.
Rummage (n.) A searching carefully by looking into every corner, and by turning things over.
Rummage (v. t.) To make room in, as a ship, for the cargo; to move about, as packages, ballast, so as to permit close stowage; to stow closely; to pack; -- formerly written roomage, and romage.
Rummage (v. t.) To search or examine thoroughly by looking into every corner, and turning over or removing goods or other things; to examine, as a book, carefully, turning over leaf after leaf.
Rummage (v. i.) To search a place narrowly.
Rummies (pl. ) of Rummy
Rumored (imp. & p. p.) of Rumor
Rumorer (n.) A teller of news; especially, one who spreads false reports.
Rumpled (imp. & p. p.) of Rumple
Rumpled (a.) Wrinkled; crumpled.
Running (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Run
Runaway (n.) One who, or that which, flees from danger, duty, restraint, etc.; a fugitive.
Runaway (n.) The act of running away, esp. of a horse or teams; as, there was a runaway yesterday.
Runaway (a.) Running away; fleeing from danger, duty, restraint, etc.; as, runaway soldiers; a runaway horse.
Runaway (a.) Accomplished by running away or elopement, or during flight; as, a runaway marriage.
Runaway (a.) Won by a long lead; as, a runaway victory.
Runaway (a.) Very successful; accomplishing success quickly; as, a runaway bestseller.
Rundlet (n.) A small barrel of no certain dimensions. It may contain from 3 to 20 gallons, but it usually holds about 14/ gallons.
Running (a.) Moving or advancing by running.
Running (a.) Having a running gait; not a trotter or pacer.
Running (a.) trained and kept for running races; as, a running horse.
Running (a.) Successive; one following the other without break or intervention; -- said of periods of time; as, to be away two days running; to sow land two years running.
Running (a.) Flowing; easy; cursive; as, a running hand.
Running (a.) Continuous; keeping along step by step; as, he stated the facts with a running explanation.
Running (a.) Extending by a slender climbing or trailing stem; as, a running vine.
Running (a.) Discharging pus; as, a running sore.
Running (n.) The act of one who, or of that which runs; as, the running was slow.
Running (n.) That which runs or flows; the quantity of a liquid which flows in a certain time or during a certain operation; as, the first running of a still.
Running (n.) The discharge from an ulcer or other sore.
Runnion (n.) See Ronion.
Ruption (n.) A breaking or bursting open; breach; rupture.
Rupture (n.) The act of breaking apart, or separating; the state of being broken asunder; as, the rupture of the skin; the rupture of a vessel or fiber; the rupture of a lutestring.
Rupture (n.) Breach of peace or concord between individuals; open hostility or war between nations; interruption of friendly relations; as, the parties came to a rupture.
Rupture (n.) Hernia. See Hernia.
Rupture (n.) A bursting open, as of a steam boiler, in a less sudden manner than by explosion. See Explosion.
Rupture (v. t.) To part by violence; to break; to burst; as, to rupture a blood vessel.
Rupture (v. t.) To produce a hernia in.
Rupture (v. i.) To suffer a breach or disruption.
Rurales (n. pl.) The gossamer-winged butterflies; a family of small butterflies, including the hairstreaks, violets, and theclas.
Rurally (adv.) In a rural manner; as in the country.
Rushing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rush
Russety (a.) Of a russet color; russet.
Russian (a.) Of or pertaining to Russia, its inhabitants, or language.
Russian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Russia; the language of Russia.
Russify (v. t.) To Russianize; as, to Russify conquered tribes.
Rusting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rust
Rustful (a.) Full of rust; resembling rust; causing rust; rusty.
Rustily (adv.) In a rusty state.
Rustled (imp. & p. p.) of Rustle
Rustler (n.) One who, or that which, rustles.
Rustler (n.) A bovine animal that can care for itself in any circumstances; also, an alert, energetic, driving person.
Rutting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rut
Ruthful (a.) Full of ruth
Ruthful (a.) Pitiful; tender.
Ruthful (a.) Full of sorrow; woeful.
Ruthful (a.) Causing sorrow.
Ruttier (n.) A chart of a course, esp. at sea.
Ruttish (a.) Inc
Suasion (n.) The act of persuading; persuasion; as, moral suasion.
Suasive (a.) Having power to persuade; persuasive; suasory.
Suasory (a.) Tending to persuade; suasive.
Suavify (v. t.) To make affable or suave.
Suavity (n.) Sweetness to the taste.
Suavity (n.) The quality of being sweet or pleasing to the mind; agreeableness; softness; pleasantness; gentleness; urbanity; as, suavity of manners; suavity of language, conversation, or address.
Subacid (a.) Moderately acid or sour; as, some plants have subacid juices.
Subacid (n.) A substance moderately acid.
Subatom (n.) A hypothetical component of a chemical atom, on the theory that the elements themselves are complex substances; -- called also atomicule.
Subdean (n.) An under dean; the deputy or substitute of a dean.
Subdial (a.) Of or pertaining to the open air; being under the open sky.
Subdual (n.) Act of subduing.
Subduce (v. t.) Alt. of Subduct
Subduct (v. t.) To withdraw; to take away.
Subduct (v. t.) To subtract by arithmetical operation; to deduct.
Subdued (imp. & p. p.) of Subdue
Subdued (a.) Conquered; overpowered; crushed; submissive; mild.
Subdued (a.) Not glaring in color; soft in tone.
Subduer (n.) One who, or that which, subdues; a conqueror.
Suberic (a.) Of or pertaining to cork; specifically, designating an acid, C6H12.(CO2H)2, homologous with oxalic acid, and obtained from cork and certain fatty oils, as a white crystal
Suberin (n.) A material found in the cell walls of cork. It is a modification of lignin.
Subfusk (a.) Subfuscous.
Subject (a.) Placed or situated under; lying below, or in a lower situation.
Subject (a.) Placed under the power of another; specifically (International Law), owing allegiance to a particular sovereign or state; as, Jamaica is subject to Great Britain.
Subject (a.) Exposed; liable; prone; disposed; as, a country subject to extreme heat; men subject to temptation.
Subject (a.) Obedient; submissive.
Subject (a.) That which is placed under the authority, dominion, control, or influence of something else.
Subject (a.) Specifically: One who is under the authority of a ruler and is governed by his laws; one who owes allegiance to a sovereign or a sovereign state; as, a subject of Queen Victoria; a British subject; a subject of the United States.
Subject (a.) That which is subjected, or submitted to, any physical operation or process; specifically (Anat.), a dead body used for the purpose of dissection.
Subject (a.) That which is brought under thought or examination; that which is taken up for discussion, or concerning which anything is said or done.
Subject (a.) The person who is treated of; the hero of a piece; the chief character.
Subject (a.) That of which anything is affirmed or predicated; the theme of a proposition or discourse; that which is spoken of; as, the nominative case is the subject of the verb.
Subject (a.) That in which any quality, attribute, or relation, whether spiritual or material, inheres, or to which any of these appertain; substance; substratum.
Subject (a.) Hence, that substance or being which is conscious of its own operations; the mind; the thinking agent or principal; the ego. Cf. Object, n., 2.
Subject (n.) The principal theme, or leading thought or phrase, on which a composition or a movement is based.
Subject (n.) The incident, scene, figure, group, etc., which it is the aim of the artist to represent.
Subject (v. t.) To bring under control, power, or dominion; to make subject; to subordinate; to subdue.
Subject (v. t.) To expose; to make obnoxious or liable; as, credulity subjects a person to impositions.
Subject (v. t.) To submit; to make accountable.
Subject (v. t.) To make subservient.
Subject (v. t.) To cause to undergo; as, to subject a substance to a white heat; to subject a person to a rigid test.
Subjoin (v. t.) To add after something else has been said or written; to ANNEX; as, to subjoin an argument or reason.
Sublate (v. t.) To take or carry away; to remove.
Sublime (superl.) Lifted up; high in place; exalted aloft; uplifted; lofty.
Sublime (superl.) Distinguished by lofty or noble traits; eminent; -- said of persons.
Sublime (superl.) Awakening or expressing the emotion of awe, adoration, veneration, heroic resolve, etc.; dignified; grand; solemn; stately; -- said of an impressive object in nature, of an action, of a discourse, of a work of art, of a spectacle, etc.; as, sublime scenery; a sublime deed.
Sublime (superl.) Elevated by joy; elate.
Sublime (superl.) Lofty of mien; haughty; proud.
Sublime (n.) That which is sublime; -- with the definite article
Sublime (n.) A grand or lofty style in speaking or writing; a style that expresses lofty conceptions.
Sublime (n.) That which is grand in nature or art, as distinguished from the merely beautiful.
Sublime (v. t.) To raise on high.
Sublime (v. t.) To subject to the process of sublimation; to heat, volatilize, and condense in crystals or powder; to distill off, and condense in solid form; hence, also, to purify.
Sublime (v. t.) To exalt; to heighten; to improve; to purify.
Sublime (v. t.) To dignify; to ennoble.
Sublime (v. i.) To pass off in vapor, with immediate condensation; specifically, to evaporate or volatilize from the solid state without apparent melting; -- said of those substances, like arsenic, benzoic acid, etc., which do not exhibit a liquid form on heating, except under increased pressure.
Submiss (a.) Submissive; humble; obsequious.
Submiss (a.) Gentle; soft; calm; as, submiss voices.
Subnect (v. t.) To tie or fasten beneath; to join beneath.
Suboval (a.) Somewhat oval; nearly oval.
Subpena (n. & v. t.) See Subpoena.
Subsalt (n.) A basic salt. See the Note under Salt.
Subside (v. i.) To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle, as lees.
Subside (v. i.) To tend downward; to become lower; to descend; to sink.
Subside (v. i.) To fall into a state of quiet; to cease to rage; to be calmed; to settle down; to become tranquil; to abate; as, the sea subsides; the tumults of war will subside; the fever has subsided.
Subsidy (n.) Support; aid; cooperation; esp., extraordinary aid in money rendered to the sovereign or to a friendly power.
Subsidy (n.) Specifically: A sum of money paid by one sovereign or nation to another to purchase the cooperation or the neutrality of such sovereign or nation in war.
Subsidy (n.) A grant from the government, from a municipal corporation, or the like, to a private person or company to assist the establishment or support of an enterprise deemed advantageous to the public; a subvention; as, a subsidy to the owners of a
Subsign (v. t.) To sign beneath; to subscribe.
Subsist (v. i.) To be; to have existence; to inhere.
Subsist (v. i.) To continue; to retain a certain state.
Subsist (v. i.) To be maintained with food and clothing; to be supported; to live.
Subsist (v. t.) To support with provisions; to feed; to maintain; as, to subsist one's family.
Subsoil (n.) The bed, or stratum, of earth which lies immediately beneath the surface soil.
Subsoil (v. t.) To turn up the subsoil of.
Subsume (v. t.) To take up into or under, as individual under species, species under genus, or particular under universal; to place (any one cognition) under another as belonging to it; to include under something else.
Subtend (v. t.) To extend under, or be opposed to; as, the
Subtile (a.) Thin; not dense or gross; rare; as, subtile air; subtile vapor; a subtile medium.
Subtile (a.) Delicately constituted or constructed; nice; fine; delicate; tenuous; finely woven.
Subtile (a.) Acute; piercing; searching.
Subtile (a.) Characterized by nicety of discrimination; discerning; delicate; refined; subtle.
Subtile (a.) Sly; artful; cunning; crafty; subtle; as, a subtile person; a subtile adversary; a subtile scheme.
Subvene (v. i.) To come under, as a support or stay; to happen.
Subvert (v. t.) To overturn from the foundation; to overthrow; to ruin utterly.
Subvert (v. t.) To pervert, as the mind, and turn it from the truth; to corrupt; to confound.
Subvert (v. i.) To overthrow anything from the foundation; to be subversive.
Succade (n.) A sweetmeat.
Succade (n.) Sweetmeats, or preserves in sugar, whether fruit, vegetables, or confections.
Succeed (v. t.) To follow in order; to come next after; hence, to take the place of; as, the king's eldest son succeeds his father on the throne; autumn succeeds summer.
Succeed (v. t.) To fall heir to; to inherit.
Succeed (v. t.) To come after; to be subsequent or consequent to; to follow; to pursue.
Succeed (v. t.) To support; to prosper; to promote.
Succeed (v. i.) To come in the place of another person, thing, or event; to come next in the usual, natural, or prescribed course of things; to follow; hence, to come next in the possession of anything; -- often with to.
Succeed (v. i.) Specifically: To ascend the throne after the removal the death of the occupant.
Succeed (v. i.) To descend, as an estate or an heirloom, in the same family; to devolve.
Succeed (v. i.) To obtain the object desired; to accomplish what is attempted or intended; to have a prosperous issue or termination; to be successful; as, he succeeded in his plans; his plans succeeded.
Succeed (v. i.) To go under cover.
Success (n.) Act of succeeding; succession.
Success (n.) That which comes after; hence, consequence, issue, or result, of an endeavor or undertaking, whether good or bad; the outcome of effort.
Success (n.) The favorable or prosperous termination of anything attempted; the attainment of a proposed object; prosperous issue.
Success (n.) That which meets with, or one who accomplishes, favorable results, as a play or a player.
Succise (a.) Appearing as if a part were cut off at the extremity.
Succory (n.) A plant of the genus Cichorium. See Chicory.
Succuba (n.) A female demon or fiend. See Succubus.
Succubi (pl. ) of Succubus
Succula (n.) A bare axis or cylinder with staves or levers in it to turn it round, but without any drum.
Succumb (v. t.) To yield; to submit; to give up unresistingly; as, to succumb under calamities; to succumb to disease.
Sucking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Suck
Sucking (a.) Drawing milk from the mother or dam; hence, colloquially, young, inexperienced, as, a sucking infant; a sucking calf.
Suckled (imp. & p. p.) of Suckle
Suckler (n.) An animal that suckles its young; a mammal.
Sucrate (n.) A compound of sucrose (or of some related carbohydrate) with some base, after the analogy of a salt; as, sodium sucrate.
Sucrose (n.) A common variety of sugar found in the juices of many plants, as the sugar cane, sorghum, sugar maple, beet root, etc. It is extracted as a sweet, white crystal
Suction (v. t.) The act or process of sucking; the act of drawing, as fluids, by exhausting the air.
Sudoral (a.) Of or pertaining to sweat; as, sudoral eruptions.
Suently (adv.) Evenly; smoothly.
Suffice (v. i.) To be enough, or sufficient; to meet the need (of anything); to be equal to the end proposed; to be adequate.
Suffice (v. t.) To satisfy; to content; to be equal to the wants or demands of.
Suffice (v. t.) To furnish; to supply adequately.
Suffuse (v. t.) To overspread, as with a fluid or tincture; to fill or cover, as with something fluid; as, eyes suffused with tears; cheeks suffused with blushes.
Sugared (imp. & p. p.) of Sugar
Sugared (a.) Sweetened.
Sugared (a.) Also used figuratively; as, sugared kisses.
Suggest (v. t.) To introduce indirectly to the thoughts; to cause to be thought of, usually by the agency of other objects.
Suggest (v. t.) To propose with difference or modesty; to hint; to intimate; as, to suggest a difficulty.
Suggest (v. t.) To seduce; to prompt to evil; to tempt.
Suggest (v. t.) To inform secretly.
Suggest (v. i.) To make suggestions; to tempt.
Suicide (adv.) The act of taking one's own life voluntary and intentionally; self-murder; specifically (Law), the felonious killing of one's self; the deliberate and intentional destruction of one's own life by a person of years of discretion and of sound mind.
Suicide (adv.) One guilty of self-murder; a felo-de-se.
Suicide (adv.) Ruin of one's own interests.
Suicism (n.) Selfishness; egoism.
Suingly (adv.) In succession; afterwards.
Suiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Suit
Suiting (n.) Among tailors, cloth suitable for making entire suits of clothes.
Sulcate (a.) Alt. of Sulcated
Sulkily (adv.) In a sulky manner.
Sulkies (pl. ) of Sulky
Sullage (n.) Drainage of filth; filth collected from the street or highway; sewage.
Sullage (n.) That which sullies or defiles.
Sullage (n.) The scoria on the surface of molten metal in the ladle.
Sullage (n.) Silt; mud deposited by water.
Sullied (imp. & p. p.) of Sully
Sullies (pl. ) of Sully
Sulphur (n.) A nonmetallic element occurring naturally in large quantities, either combined as in the sulphides (as pyrites) and sulphates (as gypsum), or native in volcanic regions, in vast beds mixed with gypsum and various earthy materials, from which it is melted out. Symbol S. Atomic weight 32. The specific gravity of ordinary octohedral sulphur is 2.05; of prismatic sulphur, 1.96.
Sulphur (n.) Any one of numerous species of yellow or orange butterflies of the subfamily Pierinae; as, the clouded sulphur (Eurymus, / Colias, philodice), which is the common yellow butterfly of the Eastern United States.
Sultana (n.) The wife of a sultan; a sultaness.
Sultana (n.) A kind of seedless raisin produced near Smyrna in Asiatic Turkey.
Sultany (n.) Sultanry.
Summing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sum
Sumless (a.) Not to be summed up or computed; so great that the amount can not be ascertained; incalculable; inestimable.
Summary (a.) Formed into a sum; summed up; reduced into a narrow compass, or into few words; short; brief; concise; compendious; as, a summary statement of facts.
Summary (a.) Hence, rapidly performed; quickly executed; as, a summary process; to take summary vengeance.
Summary (a.) A general or comprehensive statement; an abridged account; an abstract, abridgment, or compendium, containing the sum or substance of a fuller account.
Summery (a.) Of or pertaining to summer; like summer; as, a summery day.
Summist (n.) One who sums up; one who forms an abridgment or summary.
Summity (n.) The height or top of anything.
Summity (n.) The utmost degree; perfection.
Summons (v.) The act of summoning; a call by authority, or by the command of a superior, to appear at a place named, or to attend to some duty.
Summons (v.) A warning or citation to appear in court; a written notification signed by the proper officer, to be served on a person, warning him to appear in court at a day specified, to answer to the plaintiff, testify as a witness, or the like.
Summons (v.) A demand to surrender.
Summons (v. t.) To summon.
Sumpter (n.) The driver of a pack horse.
Sumpter (n.) A pack; a burden.
Sumpter (n.) An animal, especially a horse, that carries packs or burdens; a baggage horse.
Sumpter (a.) Carrying pack or burdens on the back; as, a sumpter horse; a sumpter mule.
Sunning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sun
Sunbeam (n.) A beam or ray of the sun.
Sunbird (n.) Any one of numerous species of small brilliantly colored birds of the family Nectariniidae, native of Africa, Southern Asia, the East Indies, and Australia. In external appearance and habits they somewhat resemble humming birds, but they are true singing birds (Oscines).
Sunbird (n.) The sun bittern.
Sunburn (v. t.) To burn or discolor by the sun; to tan.
Sunburn (n.) The burning or discoloration produced on the skin by the heat of the sun; tan.
Sundart (n.) Sunbeam.
Sundial (n.) An instrument to show the time of day by means of the shadow of a gnomon, or style, on a plate.
Sundown (n.) The setting of the sun; sunset.
Sundown (n.) A kind of broad-brimmed sun hat worn by women.
Sunfish (n.) A very large oceanic plectognath fish (Mola mola, Mola rotunda, or Orthagoriscus mola) having a broad body and a truncated tail.
Sunfish (n.) Any one of numerous species of perch-like North American fresh-water fishes of the family Centrachidae. They have a broad, compressed body, and strong dorsal spines. Among the common species of the Eastern United States are Lepomis gibbosus (called also bream, pondfish, pumpkin seed, and sunny), the blue sunfish, or dollardee (L. pallidus), and the long-eared sunfish (L. auritus). Several of the species are called also pondfish.
Sunfish (n.) The moonfish, or bluntnosed shiner.
Sunfish (n.) The opah.
Sunfish (n.) The basking, or liver, shark.
Sunfish (n.) Any large jellyfish.
Sunglow (n.) A rosy flush in the sky seen after sunset.
Sunless (a.) Destitute or deprived of the sun or its rays; shaded; shadowed.
Sunlike (a.) Like or resembling the sun.
Sunniah (n.) One of the sect of Sunnites.
Sunnite (n.) One of the orthodox Mohammedans who receive the Sunna as of equal importance with the Koran.
Sunrise (n.) Alt. of Sunrising
Sunsted (n.) Solstice.
Sunward (adv.) Toward the sun.
Sunwise (adv.) In the direction of the sun's apparent motion, or from the east southward and westward, and so around the circle; also, in the same direction as the movement of the hands of a watch lying face upward.
Supping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sup
Suppage (n.) What may be supped; pottage.
Suppawn (n.) See Supawn.
Supping (n.) The act of one who sups; the act of taking supper.
Supping (n.) That which is supped; broth.
Suppled (imp. & p. p.) of Supple
Support (v. t.) To bear by being under; to keep from falling; to uphold; to sustain, in a literal or physical sense; to prop up; to bear the weight of; as, a pillar supports a structure; an abutment supports an arch; the trunk of a tree supports the branches.
Support (v. t.) To endure without being overcome, exhausted, or changed in character; to sustain; as, to support pain, distress, or misfortunes.
Support (v. t.) To keep from failing or sinking; to solace under affictive circumstances; to assist; to encourage; to defend; as, to support the courage or spirits.
Support (v. t.) To assume and carry successfully, as the part of an actor; to represent or act; to sustain; as, to support the character of King Lear.
Support (v. t.) To furnish with the means of sustenance or livelihood; to maintain; to provide for; as, to support a family; to support the ministers of the gospel.
Support (v. t.) To carry on; to enable to continue; to maintain; as, to support a war or a contest; to support an argument or a debate.
Support (v. t.) To verify; to make good; to substantiate; to establish; to sustain; as, the testimony is not sufficient to support the charges; the evidence will not support the statements or allegations.
Support (v. t.) To vindicate; to maintain; to defend successfully; as, to be able to support one's own cause.
Support (v. t.) To uphold by aid or countenance; to aid; to help; to back up; as, to support a friend or a party; to support the present administration.
Support (v. t.) A attend as an honorary assistant; as, a chairman supported by a vice chairman; O'Connell left the prison, supported by his two sons.
Support (n.) The act, state, or operation of supporting, upholding, or sustaining.
Support (n.) That which upholds, sustains, or keeps from falling, as a prop, a pillar, or a foundation of any kind.
Support (n.) That which maintains or preserves from being overcome, falling, yielding, sinking, giving way, or the like; subsistence; maintenance; assistance; reenforcement; as, he gave his family a good support, the support of national credit; the assaulting column had the support of a battery.
Suppose (v. t.) To represent to one's self, or state to another, not as true or real, but as if so, and with a view to some consequence or application which the reality would involve or admit of; to imagine or admit to exist, for the sake of argument or illustration; to assume to be true; as, let us suppose the earth to be the center of the system, what would be the result?
Suppose (v. t.) To imagine; to believe; to receive as true.
Suppose (v. t.) To require to exist or to be true; to imply by the laws of thought or of nature; as, purpose supposes foresight.
Suppose (v. t.) To put by fraud in the place of another.
Suppose (v. i.) To make supposition; to think; to be of opinion.
Suppose (n.) Supposition.
Suppute (v. t.) To reckon; to compute; to suppose; to impute.
Supreme (a.) Highest in authority; holding the highest place in authority, government, or power.
Supreme (a.) Highest; greatest; most excellent or most extreme; utmost; greatist possible (sometimes in a bad sense); as, supreme love; supreme glory; supreme magnanimity; supreme folly.
Supreme (a.) Situated at the highest part or point.
Surance (n.) Assurance.
Surbase (n.) A cornice, or series of moldings, on the top of the base of a pedestal, podium, etc. See Illust. of Column.
Surbase (n.) A board or group of moldings running round a room on a level with the tops of the chair backs.
Surbate (v. t.) To make sore or bruise, as the feet by travel.
Surbate (v. t.) To harass; to fatigue.
Surbeat (v. t.) Same as Surbate.
Surcloy (v. t.) To surfeit.
Surcoat (n.) A coat worn over the other garments; especially, the long and flowing garment of knights, worn over the armor, and frequently emblazoned with the arms of the wearer.
Surcoat (n.) A name given to the outer garment of either sex at different epochs of the Middle Ages.
Surcrew (n.) Increase; addition; surplus.
Surdiny (n.) A sardine.
Surdity (n.) Deafness.
Suresby (n.) One to be sure of, or to be relied on.
Surface (n.) The exterior part of anything that has length and breadth; one of the limits that bound a solid, esp. the upper face; superficies; the outside; as, the surface of the earth; the surface of a diamond; the surface of the body.
Surface (n.) Hence, outward or external appearance.
Surface (n.) A magnitude that has length and breadth without thickness; superficies; as, a plane surface; a spherical surface.
Surface (n.) That part of the side which is terminated by the flank prolonged, and the angle of the nearest bastion.
Surface (v. t.) To give a surface to; especially, to cause to have a smooth or plain surface; to make smooth or plain.
Surface (v. t.) To work over the surface or soil of, as ground, in hunting for gold.
Surfeit (n.) Excess in eating and drinking.
Surfeit (n.) Fullness and oppression of the system, occasioned often by excessive eating and drinking.
Surfeit (n.) Disgust caused by excess; satiety.
Surfeit (v. i.) To load the stomach with food, so that sickness or uneasiness ensues; to eat to excess.
Surfeit (v. i.) To indulge to satiety in any gratification.
Surfeit (v. t.) To feed so as to oppress the stomach and derange the function of the system; to overfeed, and produce satiety, sickness, or uneasiness; -- often reflexive; as, to surfeit one's self with sweets.
Surfeit (v. t.) To fill to satiety and disgust; to cloy; as, he surfeits us with compliments.
Surfman (n.) One who serves in a surfboat in the life-saving service.
Surfoot (a.) Tired or sore of foot from travel; lamed.
Surging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Surge
Surgent (a.) Rising; swelling, as a flood.
Surgeon (n.) One whose profession or occupation is to cure diseases or injuries of the body by manual operation; one whose occupation is to cure local injuries or disorders (such as wounds, dislocations, tumors, etc.), whether by manual operation, or by medication and constitutional treatment.
Surgeon (n.) Any one of numerous species of chaetodont fishes of the family Teuthidae, or Acanthuridae, which have one or two sharp lancelike spines on each side of the base of the tail. Called also surgeon fish, doctor fish, lancet fish, and sea surgeon.
Surgery (n.) The art of healing by manual operation; that branch of medical science which treats of manual operations for the healing of diseases or injuries of the body; that branch of medical science which has for its object the cure of local injuries or diseases, as wounds or fractures, tumors, etc., whether by manual operation or by medicines and constitutional treatment.
Surgery (n.) A surgeon's operating room or laboratory.
Suricat (n.) Same as Zenick.
Surlily (adv.) In a surly manner.
Surling (n.) A sour, morose fellow.
Surloin (n.) A loin of beef, or the upper part of the loin. See Sirloin, the more usual, but not etymologically preferable, orthography.
Surmark (n.) A mark made on the molds of a ship, when building, to show where the angles of the timbers are to be placed.
Surmise (n.) A thought, imagination, or conjecture, which is based upon feeble or scanty evidence; suspicion; guess; as, the surmisses of jealousy or of envy.
Surmise (n.) Reflection; thought.
Surmise (v. t.) To imagine without certain knowledge; to infer on slight grounds; to suppose, conjecture, or suspect; to guess.
Surname (n.) A name or appellation which is added to, or over and above, the baptismal or Christian name, and becomes a family name.
Surname (n.) An appellation added to the original name; an agnomen.
Surname (v. t.) To name or call by an appellation added to the original name; to give a surname to.
Surpass (v. t.) To go beyond in anything good or bad; to exceed; to excel.
Surphul (v. t.) To surfel.
Surplus (n.) That which remains when use or need is satisfied, or when a limit is reached; excess; overplus.
Surplus (n.) Specifically, an amount in the public treasury at any time greater than is required for the ordinary purposes of the government.
Surplus (a.) Being or constituting a surplus; more than sufficient; as, surplus revenues; surplus population; surplus words.
Surrein (v. t.) To override; to exhaust by riding.
Surtout (n.) A man's coat to be worn over his other garments; an overcoat, especially when long, and fitting closely like a body coat.
Survene (v. t.) To supervene upon; to come as an addition to.
Surview (v. t.) To survey; to make a survey of.
Surview (n.) A survey.
Survise (v. t.) To look over; to supervise.
Survive (v. t.) To live beyond the life or existence of; to live longer than; to outlive; to outlast; as, to survive a person or an event.
Survive (v. i.) To remain alive; to continue to live.
Suspect (a.) Suspicious; inspiring distrust.
Suspect (a.) Suspected; distrusted.
Suspect (a.) Suspicion.
Suspect (a.) One who, or that which, is suspected; an object of suspicion; -- formerly applied to persons and things; now, only to persons suspected of crime.
Suspect (v. t.) To imagine to exist; to have a slight or vague opinion of the existence of, without proof, and often upon weak evidence or no evidence; to mistrust; to surmise; -- commonly used regarding something unfavorable, hurtful, or wrong; as, to suspect the presence of disease.
Suspect (v. t.) To imagine to be guilty, upon slight evidence, or without proof; as, to suspect one of equivocation.
Suspect (v. t.) To hold to be uncertain; to doubt; to mistrust; to distruct; as, to suspect the truth of a story.
Suspect (v. t.) To look up to; to respect.
Suspect (v. i.) To imagine guilt; to have a suspicion or suspicions; to be suspicious.
Suspend (n.) To attach to something above; to hang; as, to suspend a ball by a thread; to suspend a needle by a loadstone.
Suspend (n.) To make to depend; as, God hath suspended the promise of eternal life on the condition of obedience and ho
Suspend (n.) To cause to cease for a time; to hinder from proceeding; to interrupt; to delay; to stay.
Suspend (n.) To hold in an undetermined or undecided state; as, to suspend one's judgment or opinion.
Suspend (n.) To debar, or cause to withdraw temporarily, from any privilege, from the execution of an office, from the enjoyment of income, etc.; as, to suspend a student from college; to suspend a member of a club.
Suspend (n.) To cause to cease for a time from operation or effect; as, to suspend the habeas corpus act; to suspend the rules of a legislative body.
Suspend (n.) To support in a liquid, as an insoluble powder, by stirring, to facilitate chemical action.
Suspend (v. i.) To cease from operation or activity; esp., to stop payment, or be unable to meet obligations or engagements (said of a commercial firm or a bank).
Suspire (v. i.) To fetch a long, deep breath; to sigh; to breathe.
Suspire (n.) A long, deep breath; a sigh.
Sustain (v. t.) To keep from falling; to bear; to uphold; to support; as, a foundation sustains the superstructure; a beast sustains a load; a rope sustains a weight.
Sustain (v. t.) Hence, to keep from sinking, as in despondence, or the like; to support.
Sustain (v. t.) To maintain; to keep alive; to support; to subsist; to nourish; as, provisions to sustain an army.
Sustain (v. t.) To aid, comfort, or relieve; to vindicate.
Sustain (v. t.) To endure without failing or yielding; to bear up under; as, to sustain defeat and disappointment.
Sustain (v. t.) To suffer; to bear; to undergo.
Sustain (v. t.) To allow the prosecution of; to admit as valid; to sanction; to continue; not to dismiss or abate; as, the court sustained the action or suit.
Sustain (v. t.) To prove; to establish by evidence; to corroborate or confirm; to be conclusive of; as, to sustain a charge, an accusation, or a proposition.
Sustain (n.) One who, or that which, upholds or sustains; a sustainer.
Susters (pl. ) of Sustre
Sustres (pl. ) of Sustre
Sustren (pl. ) of Sustre
Sutling (a.) Belonging to sutlers; engaged in the occupation of a sutler.
Sutural (a.) Of or pertaining to a suture, or seam.
Sutural (a.) Taking place at a suture; as, a sutural de/iscence.
Sutured (a.) Having a suture or sutures; knit or united together.
Tuatera (n.) See Hatteria.
Tubbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tub
Tubbing (n.) The forming of a tub; also, collectively, materials for tubs.
Tubbing (n.) A lining of timber or metal around the shaft of a mine; especially, a series of cast-iron cylinders bolted together, used to enable those who sink a shaft to penetrate quicksand, water, etc., with safety.
Tubfish (n.) The sapphirine gurnard (Trigla hirundo). See Illust. under Gurnard.
Tubfuls (pl. ) of Tubful
Tubular (a.) Having the form of a tube, or pipe; consisting of a pipe; fistular; as, a tubular snout; a tubular calyx. Also, containing, or provided with, tubes.
Tucking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tuck
Tuefall (n.) See To-fall.
Tuesday (n.) The third day of the week, following Monday and preceding Wednesday.
Tuffoon (n.) See Typhoon.
Tufting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tuft
Tugging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tug
Tugboat (n.) See Tug, n., 3.
Tuition (n.) Superintending care over a young person; the particular watch and care of a tutor or guardian over his pupil or ward; guardianship.
Tuition (n.) Especially, the act, art, or business of teaching; instruction; as, children are sent to school for tuition; his tuition was thorough.
Tuition (n.) The money paid for instruction; the price or payment for instruction.
Tullian (a.) Belonging to, or in the style of, Tully (Marcus Tullius Cicero).
Tumbled (imp. & p. p.) of Tumble
Tumbler (n.) One who tumbles; one who plays tricks by various motions of the body; an acrobat.
Tumbler (n.) A movable obstruction in a lock, consisting of a lever, latch, wheel, slide, or the like, which must be adjusted to a particular position by a key or other means before the bolt can be thrown in locking or unlocking.
Tumbler (n.) A piece attached to, or forming part of, the hammer of a gunlock, upon which the mainspring acts and in which are the notches for sear point to enter.
Tumbler (n.) A drinking glass, without a foot or stem; -- so called because originally it had a pointed or convex base, and could not be set down with any liquor in it, thus compelling the drinker to finish his measure.
Tumbler (n.) A variety of the domestic pigeon remarkable for its habit of tumbling, or turning somersaults, during its flight.
Tumbler (n.) A breed of dogs that tumble when pursuing game. They were formerly used in hunting rabbits.
Tumbler (n.) A kind of cart; a tumbrel.
Tumbrel (n.) Alt. of Tumbril
Tumbril (n.) A cucking stool for the punishment of scolds.
Tumbril (n.) A rough cart.
Tumbril (n.) A cart or carriage with two wheels, which accompanies troops or artillery, to convey the tools of pioneers, cartridges, and the like.
Tumbril (n.) A kind of basket or cage of osiers, willows, or the like, to hold hay and other food for sheep.
Tummals (n.) A great quantity or heap.
Tumored (a.) Distended; swelled.
Tumping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tump
Tum-tum (n.) A dish made in the West Indies by beating boiled plantain quite soft in a wooden mortar.
Tumular (a.) Consisting in a heap; formed or being in a heap or hillock.
Tumulus (n.) An artificial hillock, especially one raised over a grave, particularly over the graves of persons buried in ancient times; a barrow.
Tunning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tun
Tunable (a.) Capable of being tuned, or made harmonious; hence, harmonious; musical; tuneful.
Tuneful (a.) Harmonious; melodious; musical; as, tuneful notes.
Tunhoof (n.) Ground ivy; alehoof.
Tunicin (n.) Animal cellulose; a substance present in the mantle, or tunic, of the Tunicates, which resembles, or is identical with, the cellulose of the vegetable kingdom.
Tunicle (n.) A slight natural covering; an integument.
Tunicle (n.) A short, close-fitting vestment worn by bishops under the dalmatic, and by subdeacons.
Tunnage (n.) See Tonnage.
Tunnies (pl. ) of Tunny
Tupaiid (n.) Any one of several species of East Indian and Asiatic insectivores of the family Tupaiidae, somewhat resembling squirrels in size and arboreal habits. The nose is long and pointed.
Turacin (n.) A red or crimson pigment obtained from certain feathers of several species of turacou; whence the name. It contains nearly six per cent of copper.
Turacou (n.) Any one of several species of plantain eaters of the genus Turacus, native of Africa. They are remarkable for the peculiar green and red pigments found in their feathers.
Turband (n.) A turban.
Turbant (n.) A turban.
Turbary (n.) A right of digging turf on another man's land; also, the ground where turf is dug.
Turbeth (n.) See Turpeth.
Turbine (n.) A water wheel, commonly horizontal, variously constructed, but usually having a series of curved floats or buckets, against which the water acts by its impulse or reaction in flowing either outward from a central chamber, inward from an external casing, or from above downward, etc.; -- also called turbine wheel.
Turbite (n.) A fossil turbo.
Turbith (n.) See Turpeth.
Turcism (n.) A mode of speech peculiar to the Turks; a Turkish idiom or expression; also, in general, a Turkish mode or custom.
Turfing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Turf
Turfing (n.) The act or process of providing or covering with turf.
Turfite (n.) A votary of the turf, or race course; hence, sometimes, a blackleg.
Turfmen (pl. ) of Turfman
Turfman (n.) A turfite; a votary of the turf, or race course.
Turgent (a.) Rising into a tumor, or a puffy state; swelling; tumid; as, turgent humors.
Turgent (a.) Inflated; bombastic; turgid; pompous.
Turiole (n.) The golden oriole.
Turkeis (a.) Turkish.
Turkeys (pl. ) of Turkey
Turkeys (a.) Turkish.
Turkish (a.) Of or pertaining to Turkey or the Turks.
Turkish (n.) The language spoken by Turks, esp. that of the people of Turkey.
Turkism (n.) Same as Turcism.
Turkois (n. & a.) Turquoise.
Turmoil (n.) Harassing labor; trouble; molestation by tumult; disturbance; worrying confusion.
Turmoil (v. t.) To harass with commotion; to disquiet; to worry.
Turmoil (v. i.) To be disquieted or confused; to be in commotion.
Turning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Turn
Turnery (n.) The art of fashioning solid bodies into cylindrical or other forms by means of a lathe.
Turnery (n.) Things or forms made by a turner, or in the lathe.
Turning (n.) The act of one who, or that which, turns; also, a winding; a bending course; a fiexure; a meander.
Turning (n.) The place of a turn; an angle or corner, as of a road.
Turning (n.) Deviation from the way or proper course.
Turning (n.) Turnery, or the shaping of solid substances into various by means of a lathe and cutting tools.
Turning (n.) The pieces, or chips, detached in the process of turning from the material turned.
Turning (n.) A maneuver by which an enemy or a position is turned.
Turnkey (n.) A person who has charge of the keys of a prison, for opening and fastening the doors; a warder.
Turnkey (n.) An instrument with a hinged claw, -- used for extracting teeth with a twist.
Turpeth (n.) The root of Ipom/a Turpethum, a plant of Ceylon, Malabar, and Australia, formerly used in medicine as a purgative; -- sometimes called vegetable turpeth.
Turpeth (n.) A heavy yellow powder, Hg3O2SO4, which consists of a basic mercuric sulphate; -- called also turpeth mineral.
Turtler (n.) One who catches turtles or tortoises.
Tussock (n.) A tuft, as of grass, twigs, hair, or the like; especially, a dense tuft or bunch of grass or sedge.
Tussock (n.) Same as Tussock grass, below.
Tussock (n.) A caterpillar of any one of numerous species of bombycid moths. The body of these caterpillars is covered with hairs which form long tufts or brushes. Some species are very injurious to shade and fruit trees. Called also tussock caterpillar. See Orgyia.
Tussuck (n.) See Tussock.
Tutelar (a.) Alt. of Tutelary
Tutenag (n.) Crude zinc.
Tutenag (n.) Packfong.
Tutored (imp. & p. p.) of Tutor
Tutress (n.) Tutoress.
Vulcano (n.) A volcano.
Vulgate (a.) An ancient Latin version of the Scripture, and the only version which the Roman Church admits to be authentic; -- so called from its common use in the Latin Church.
Vulgate (a.) Of or pertaining to the Vulgate, or the old Latin version of the Scriptures.
Vulnose (a.) Having wounds; vulnerose.
Vulpine (a.) Of or pertaining to the fox; resembling the fox; foxy; cunning; crafty; artful.
Vultern (n.) The brush turkey (Talegallus Lathami) of Australia. See Brush turkey.
Vulture (n.) Any one of numerous species of rapacious birds belonging to Vultur, Cathartes, Catharista, and various other genera of the family Vulturidae.
Zunyite (n.) A fluosilicate of alumina occurring in tetrahedral crystals at the Zu/i mine in Colorado.
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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".