8 letter words ending in ment

Abetment (n.) The act of abetting; as, an abetment of treason, crime, etc.

Abutment (n.) State of abutting.

Abutment (n.) That on or against which a body abuts or presses

Abutment (n.) The solid part of a pier or wall, etc., which receives the thrust or lateral pressure of an arch, vault, or strut.

Abutment (n.) A fixed point or surface from which resistance or reaction is obtained, as the cylinder head of a steam engine, the fulcrum of a lever, etc.

Abutment (n.) In breech-loading firearms, the block behind the barrel which receives the pressure due to recoil.

Adjument (n.) Help; support; also, a helper.

Argument (n.) Proof; evidence.

Argument (n.) A reason or reasons offered in proof, to induce belief, or convince the mind; reasoning expressed in words; as, an argument about, concerning, or regarding a proposition, for or in favor of it, or against it.

Argument (n.) A process of reasoning, or a controversy made up of rational proofs; argumentation; discussion; disputation.

Argument (n.) The subject matter of a discourse, writing, or artistic representation; theme or topic; also, an abstract or summary, as of the contents of a book, chapter, poem.

Argument (n.) Matter for question; business in hand.

Argument (n.) The quantity on which another quantity in a table depends; as, the altitude is the argument of the refraction.

Argument (n.) The independent variable upon whose value that of a function depends.

Argument (v. i.) To make an argument; to argue.

Armament (n.) A body of forces equipped for war; -- used of a land or naval force.

Armament (n.) All the cannon and small arms collectively, with their equipments, belonging to a ship or a fortification.

Armament (n.) Any equipment for resistance.

Assument (n.) A patch; an addition; a piece put on.

Averment (v. t.) The act of averring, or that which is averred; affirmation; positive assertion.

Averment (v. t.) Verification; establishment by evidence.

Averment (v. t.) A positive statement of facts; an allegation; an offer to justify or prove what is alleged.

Bailment (n.) The action of bailing a person accused.

Bailment (n.) A delivery of goods or money by one person to another in trust, for some special purpose, upon a contract, expressed or implied, that the trust shall be faithfully executed.

Basement (a.) The outer wall of the ground story of a building, or of a part of that story, when treated as a distinct substructure. ( See Base, n., 3 (a).) Hence: The rooms of a ground floor, collectively.

Batement (n.) Abatement; diminution.

Biliment (n.) A woman's ornament; habiliment.

Bodement (n.) An omen; a prognostic.

Bushment (n.) A thicket; a cluster of bushes.

Bushment (n.) An ambuscade.

Casement (n.) A window sash opening on hinges affixed to the upright side of the frame into which it is fitted. (Poetically) A window.

Cerement (n.) A cerecloth used for the special purpose of enveloping a dead body when embalmed.

Cerement (n.) Any shroud or wrapping for the dead.

Cessment (v. t.) An assessment or tax.

Cloyment (n.) Satiety.

Coagment (v. t.) To join together.

Diriment (a.) Absolute.

Document (n.) That which is taught or authoritatively set forth; precept; instruction; dogma.

Document (n.) An example for instruction or warning.

Document (v. t.) To teach; to school.

Document (v. t.) To furnish with documents or papers necessary to establish facts or give information; as, a a ship should be documented according to the directions of law.

Easement (n.) That which gives ease, relief, or assistance; convenience; accommodation.

Easement (n.) A liberty, privilege, or advantage, which one proprietor has in the estate of another proprietor, distinct from the ownership of the soil, as a way, water course, etc. It is a species of what the civil law calls servitude.

Easement (n.) A curved member instead of an abrupt change of direction, as in a baseboard, hand rail, etc.

Eggement (n.) Instigation; incitement.

Filament (n.) A thread or threadlike object or appendage; a fiber; esp. (Bot.), the threadlike part of the stamen supporting the anther.

Fragment (v. t.) A part broken off; a small, detached portion; an imperfect part; as, a fragment of an ancient writing.

Gazement (n.) View.

Immoment (a.) Trifling.

Indument (n.) Plumage; feathers.

Judgment (v. i.) The power or faculty of performing such operations (see 1); esp., when unqualified, the faculty of judging or deciding rightly, justly, or wisely; good sense; as, a man of judgment; a politician without judgment.

Judgment (v. i.) The conclusion or result of judging; an opinion; a decision.

Judgment (v. i.) The act of determining, as in courts of law, what is conformable to law and justice; also, the determination, decision, or sentence of a court, or of a judge; the mandate or sentence of God as the judge of all.

Judgment (v. i.) That power or faculty by which knowledge dependent upon comparison and discrimination is acquired. See 2.

Judgment (v. i.) A calamity regarded as sent by God, by way of recompense for wrong committed; a providential punishment.

Judgment (v. i.) The final award; the last sentence.

Jugement (n.) Judgment.

Lavement (n.) A washing or bathing; also, a clyster.

Ledgment (n.) A string-course or horizontal suit of moldings, such as the base moldings of a building.

Ledgment (n.) The development of the surface of a body on a plane, so that the dimensions of the different sides may be easily ascertained.

Legement (n.) See Ledgment.

Leniment (n.) An assuasive.

Libament (n.) Libation.

Ligament (n.) Anything that ties or unites one thing or part to another; a bandage; a bond.

Ligament (n.) A tough band or plate of dense, fibrous, connective tissue or fibrocartilage serving to unite bones or form joints.

Ligament (n.) A band of connective tissue, or a membranous fold, which supports or retains an organ in place; as, the gastrophrenic ligament, connecting the diaphragm and stomach.

Ligement (n.) See Ledgment.

Linament (n.) Lint; esp., lint made into a tent for insertion into wounds or ulcers.

Liniment (n.) A liquid or semiliquid preparation of a consistence thinner than an ointment, applied to the skin by friction, esp. one used as a sedative or a stimulant.

Lodgment (v.) The act of lodging, or the state of being lodged.

Lodgment (v.) A lodging place; a room.

Lodgment (v.) An accumulation or collection of something deposited in a place or remaining at rest.

Lodgment (v.) The occupation and holding of a position, as by a besieging party; an instrument thrown up in a captured position; as, to effect a lodgment.

Mandment (n.) Commandment.

Mendment (n.) Amendment.

Miniment (n.) A trifle; a trinket; a token.

Moniment (n.) Something to preserve memory; a reminder; a monument; hence, a mark; an image; a superscription; a record.

Monument (n.) Something which stands, or remains, to keep in remembrance what is past; a memorial.

Monument (n.) A building, pillar, stone, or the like, erected to preserve the remembrance of a person, event, action, etc.; as, the Washington monument; the Bunker Hill monument. Also, a tomb, with memorial inscriptions.

Monument (n.) A stone or other permanent object, serving to indicate a limit or to mark a boundary.

Monument (n.) A saying, deed, or example, worthy of record.

Movement (n.) The act of moving; change of place or posture; transference, by any means, from one situation to another; natural or appropriate motion; progress; advancement; as, the movement of an army in marching or maneuvering; the movement of a wheel or a machine; the party of movement.

Movement (n.) Motion of the mind or feelings; emotion.

Movement (n.) Manner or style of moving; as, a slow, or quick, or sudden, movement.

Movement (n.) The rhythmical progression, pace, and tempo of a piece.

Movement (n.) One of the several strains or pieces, each complete in itself, with its own time and rhythm, which make up a larger work; as, the several movements of a suite or a symphony.

Movement (n.) A system of mechanism for transmitting motion of a definite character, or for transforming motion; as, the wheelwork of a watch.

Muniment (n.) The act of supporting or defending.

Muniment (n.) That which supports or defends; stronghold; place or means of defense; munition; assistance.

Muniment (n.) A record; the evidences or writings whereby a man is enabled to defend the title to his estate; title deeds and papers.

Needment (n.) Something needed or wanted.

Needment (n.) Outfit; necessary luggage.

Nocument (n.) Harm; injury; detriment.

Nucament (n.) A catkin or ament; the flower cluster of the hazel, pine, willow, and the like.

Oinement (n.) Ointment.

Ointment (n.) That which serves to anoint; any soft unctuous substance used for smearing or anointing; an unguent.

Ornament (n.) That which embellishes or adorns; that which adds grace or beauty; embellishment; decoration; adornment.

Ornament (v. t.) To adorn; to deck; to embellish; to beautify; as, to ornament a room, or a city.

Orpiment (n.) Arsenic sesquisulphide, produced artificially as an amorphous lemonyellow powder, and occurring naturally as a yellow crystal

Pairment (n.) Impairment.

Parament (n.) Ornamental hangings, furniture, etc., as of a state apartment; rich and elegant robes worn by men of rank; -- chiefly in the plural.

Parement (n.) See Parament.

Pavement (n.) That with which anythingis paved; a floor or covering of solid material, laid so as to make a hard and convenient surface for travel; a paved road or sidewalk; a decorative interior floor of tiles or colored bricks.

Pavement (v. t.) To furnish with a pavement; to pave.

Pediment (n.) Originally, in classical architecture, the triangular space forming the gable of a simple roof; hence, a similar form used as a decoration over porticoes, doors, windows, etc.; also, a rounded or broken frontal having a similar position and use. See Temple.

Pilement (n.) An accumulation; a heap.

Ployment (n.) The act or movement of forming a column from a

Refoment (v. t.) To foment anew.

Regiment (n.) Government; mode of ruling; rule; authority; regimen.

Regiment (n.) A region or district governed.

Regiment (n.) A body of men, either horse, foot, or artillery, commanded by a colonel, and consisting of a number of companies, usually ten.

Regiment (v. t.) To form into a regiment or into regiments.

Rudiment (n.) That which is unformed or undeveloped; the principle which lies at the bottom of any development; an unfinished beginning.

Rudiment (n.) Hence, an element or first principle of any art or science; a beginning of any knowledge; a first step.

Rudiment (n.) An imperfect organ or part, or one which is never developed.

Rudiment (v. t.) To furnish with first principles or rules; to insrtuct in the rudiments.

Savement (n.) The act of saving.

Sediment (n.) The matter which subsides to the bottom, frrom water or any other liquid; settlings; lees; dregs.

Sediment (n.) The material of which sedimentary rocks are formed.

Sepiment (n.) Something that separates; a hedge; a fence.

Shipment (n.) The act or process of shipping; as, he was engaged in the shipment of coal for London; an active shipment of wheat from the West.

Shipment (n.) That which is shipped.

Sortment (n.) Assortiment.

Surement (n.) A making sure; surety.

Tegument (n.) A cover or covering; an integument.

Tegument (n.) Especially, the covering of a living body, or of some part or organ of such a body; skin; hide.

Tendment (n.) Attendance; care.

Tenement (n.) That which is held of another by service; property which one holds of a lord or proprietor in consideration of some military or pecuniary service; fief; fee.

Tenement (n.) Any species of permanent property that may be held, so as to create a tenancy, as lands, houses, rents, commons, an office, an advowson, a franchise, a right of common, a peerage, and the like; -- called also free / frank tenements.

Tenement (n.) A dwelling house; a building for a habitation; also, an apartment, or suite of rooms, in a building, used by one family; often, a house erected to be rented.

Tenement (n.) Fig.: Dwelling; abode; habitation.

Ticement (n.) Enticement.

Vehement (a.) Acting with great force; furious; violent; impetuous; forcible; mighty; as, vehement wind; a vehement torrent; a vehement fire or heat.

Vehement (a.) Very ardent; very eager or urgent; very fervent; passionate; as, a vehement affection or passion.

Vestment (n.) A covering or garment; some part of clothing or dress

Vestment (n.) any priestly garment.

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