8 letter words whose second letter is A
Babbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Babble
Babblery (n.) Babble.
Babehood (n.) Babyhood.
Babyhood (n.) The state or period of infancy.
Babyship (n.) The quality of being a baby; the personality of an infant.
Baccarat (n.) A French game of cards, played by a banker and punters.
Baccated (a.) Having many berries.
Baccated (a.) Set or adorned with pearls.
Bacchant (n.) A priest of Bacchus.
Bacchant (n.) A bacchanal; a reveler.
Bacchant (a.) Bacchanalian; fond of drunken revelry; wine-loving; reveling; carousing.
Bacchius (n.) A metrical foot composed of a short syllable and two long ones; according to some, two long and a short.
Bachelor (n.) A man of any age who has not been married.
Bachelor (n.) An unmarried woman.
Bachelor (n.) A person who has taken the first or lowest degree in the liberal arts, or in some branch of science, at a college or university; as, a bachelor of arts.
Bachelor (n.) A knight who had no standard of his own, but fought under the standard of another in the field; often, a young knight.
Bachelor (n.) In the companies of London tradesmen, one not yet admitted to wear the livery; a junior member.
Bachelor (n.) A kind of bass, an edible fresh-water fish (Pomoxys annularis) of the southern United States.
Bachelry (n.) The body of young aspirants for knighthood.
Bacillar (a.) Shaped like a rod or staff.
Bacillus (n.) A variety of bacterium; a microscopic, rod-shaped vegetable organism.
Backband (n.) The band which passes over the back of a horse and holds up the shafts of a carriage.
Backbite (v. i.) To wound by clandestine detraction; to censure meanly or spitefully (an absent person); to slander or speak evil of (one absent).
Backbite (v. i.) To censure or revile the absent.
Backbond (n.) An instrument which, in conjunction with another making an absolute disposition, constitutes a trust.
Backbone (n.) The column of bones in the back which sustains and gives firmness to the frame; the spine; the vertebral or spinal column.
Backbone (n.) Anything like , or serving the purpose of, a backbone.
Backbone (n.) Firmness; moral principle; steadfastness.
Backcast (n.) Anything which brings misfortune upon one, or causes failure in an effort or enterprise; a reverse.
Backdoor (a.) Acting from behind and in concealment; as, backdoor intrigues.
Backdown (n.) A receding or giving up; a complete surrender.
Backfall (n.) A fall or throw on the back in wrestling.
Backhand (n.) A kind of handwriting in which the downward slope of the letters is from left to right.
Backhand (a.) Sloping from left to right; -- said of handwriting.
Backhand (a.) Backhanded; indirect; oblique.
Backlash (n.) The distance through which one part of connected machinery, as a wheel, piston, or screw, can be moved without moving the connected parts, resulting from looseness in fitting or from wear; also, the jarring or reflex motion caused in badly fitting machinery by irregularities in velocity or a reverse of motion.
Backless (a.) Without a back.
Backrack (n.) Alt. of Backrag
Backside (n.) The hinder part, posteriors, or rump of a person or animal.
Backslid (imp.) of Backslide
Backslid () of Backslide
Backstay (n.) A rope or stay extending from the masthead to the side of a ship, slanting a little aft, to assist the shrouds in supporting the mast.
Backstay (n.) A rope or strap used to prevent excessive forward motion.
Backster (n.) A backer.
Backward (adv.) Alt. of Backwards
Backward (a.) Directed to the back or rear; as, backward glances.
Backward (a.) Unwilling; averse; reluctant; hesitating; loath.
Backward (a.) Not well advanced in learning; not quick of apprehension; dull; inapt; as, a backward child.
Backward (a.) Late or behindhand; as, a backward season.
Backward (a.) Not advanced in civilization; undeveloped; as, the country or region is in a backward state.
Backward (a.) Already past or gone; bygone.
Backward (n.) The state behind or past.
Backward (v. i.) To keep back; to hinder.
Backwash (v. i.) To clean the oil from (wood) after combing.
Backworm (n.) A disease of hawks. See Filanders.
Baconian (a.) Of or pertaining to Lord Bacon, or to his system of philosophy.
Bacteria (n.p.) See Bacterium.
Bacteria (pl. ) of Bacterium
Bactrian (a.) Of or pertaining to Bactria in Asia.
Bactrian (n.) A native of Bactria.
Baculite (n.) A cephalopod of the extinct genus Baculites, found fossil in the Cretaceous rocks. It is like an uncoiled ammonite.
Badgered (imp. & p. p.) of Badger
Badgerer (n.) One who badgers.
Badgerer (n.) A kind of dog used in badger baiting.
Badigeon (n.) A cement or paste (as of plaster and freestone, or of sawdust and glue or lime) used by sculptors, builders, and workers in wood or stone, to fill holes, cover defects, or finish a surface.
Badinage (n.) Playful raillery; banter.
Baenopod (n.) One of the thoracic legs of Arthropods.
Baffling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Baffle
Baffling (a.) Frustrating; discomfiting; disconcerting; as, baffling currents, winds, tasks.
Baggager (n.) One who takes care of baggage; a camp follower.
Bagpiper (n.) One who plays on a bagpipe; a piper.
Baguette (n.) A small molding, like the astragal, but smaller; a bead.
Baguette (n.) One of the minute bodies seen in the divided nucleoli of some Infusoria after conjugation.
Bailable (a.) Having the right or privilege of being admitted to bail, upon bond with sureties; -- used of persons.
Bailable (a.) Admitting of bail; as, a bailable offense.
Bailable (a.) That can be delivered in trust; as, bailable goods.
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.
Bakemeat (n.) Alt. of Baked-meat
Bakingly (adv.) In a hot or baking manner.
Bakistre (n.) A baker.
Bakshish (n.) Same as Backsheesh.
Balanced (imp. & p. p.) of Balance
Balancer (n.) One who balances, or uses a balance.
Balancer (n.) In Diptera, the rudimentary posterior wing.
Balanite (n.) A fossil balanoid shell.
Balanoid (a.) Resembling an acorn; -- applied to a group of barnacles having shells shaped like acorns. See Acornshell, and Barnacle.
Baldhead (n.) A person whose head is bald.
Baldhead (n.) A white-headed variety of pigeon.
Baldness (n.) The state or condition of being bald; as, baldness of the head; baldness of style.
Baldpate (n.) A baldheaded person.
Baldpate (n.) The American widgeon (Anas Americana).
Baldpate (a.) Alt. of Baldpated
Balearic (a.) Of or pertaining to the isles of Majorca, Minorca, Ivica, etc., in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Valencia.
Balefire (n.) A signal fire; an alarm fire.
Balisaur (n.) A badgerlike animal of India (Arcionyx collaris).
Balister (n.) A crossbow.
Ballader (n.) A writer of ballads.
Balladry (n.) Ballad poems; the subject or style of ballads.
Ballahoo (n.) Alt. of Ballahou
Ballahou (n.) A fast-sailing schooner, used in the Bermudas and West Indies.
Ballarag (v. i.) To bully; to threaten.
Ballatry (n.) See Balladry.
Ballist/ (pl. ) of Ballista
Ballista (n.) An ancient military engine, in the form of a crossbow, used for hurling large missiles.
Balloted (imp. & p. p.) of Ballot
Balloter (n.) One who votes by ballot.
Ballotin (n.) An officer who has charge of a ballot box.
Ballroom (n.) A room for balls or dancing.
Balmoral (n.) A long woolen petticoat, worn immediately under the dress.
Balmoral (n.) A kind of stout walking shoe, laced in front.
Balneary (n.) A bathing room.
Balotade (n.) See Ballotade.
Balsamic (a.) Alt. of Balsamical
Baluster (n.) A small column or pilaster, used as a support to the rail of an open parapet, to guard the side of a staircase, or the front of a gallery. See Balustrade.
Banality (n.) Something commonplace, hackneyed, or trivial; the commonplace, in speech.
Bandaged (imp. & p. p.) of Bandage
Bandanna (n.) Alt. of Bandana
Bandeaux (pl. ) of Bandeau
Bandelet (n.) Alt. of Bandlet
Banditti (pl. ) of Bandit
Bandying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bandy
Banewort (n.) Deadly nightshade.
Banished (imp. & p. p.) of Banish
Banisher (n.) One who banishes.
Banister (n.) A stringed musical instrument having a head and neck like the guitar, and its body like a tambourine. It has five strings, and is played with the fingers and hands.
Bankable (a.) Receivable at a bank.
Bankrupt (n.) A trader who secretes himself, or does certain other acts tending to defraud his creditors.
Bankrupt (n.) A trader who becomes unable to pay his debts; an insolvent trader; popularly, any person who is unable to pay his debts; an insolvent person.
Bankrupt (n.) A person who, in accordance with the terms of a law relating to bankruptcy, has been judicially declared to be unable to meet his liabilities.
Bankrupt (a.) Being a bankrupt or in a condition of bankruptcy; unable to pay, or legally discharged from paying, one's debts; as, a bankrupt merchant.
Bankrupt (a.) Depleted of money; not having the means of meeting pecuniary liabilities; as, a bankrupt treasury.
Bankrupt (a.) Relating to bankrupts and bankruptcy.
Bankrupt (a.) Destitute of, or wholly wanting (something once possessed, or something one should possess).
Bankrupt (v. t.) To make bankrupt; to bring financial ruin upon; to impoverish.
Bankside (n.) The slope of a bank, especially of the bank of a steam.
Banlieue (n.) The territory without the walls, but within the legal limits, of a town or city.
Bannered (a.) Furnished with, or bearing, banners.
Banneret (n.) Originally, a knight who led his vassals into the field under his own banner; -- commonly used as a title of rank.
Banneret (n.) A title of rank, conferred for heroic deeds, and hence, an order of knighthood; also, the person bearing such title or rank.
Banneret (n.) A civil officer in some Swiss cantons.
Banneret (n.) A small banner.
Bannerol (n.) A banderole; esp. a banner displayed at a funeral procession and set over the tomb. See Banderole.
Bantered (imp. & p. p.) of Banter
Banterer (n.) One who banters or rallies.
Bantling (n.) A young or small child; an infant. [Slightly contemptuous or depreciatory.]
Banxring (n.) An East Indian insectivorous mammal of the genus Tupaia.
Baphomet (n.) An idol or symbolical figure which the Templars were accused of using in their mysterious rites.
Baptized (imp. & p. p.) of Baptize
Baptizer (n.) One who baptizes.
Barbacan (n.) See Barbican.
Barbados (n.) Alt. of Barbadoes
Barbated (a.) Having barbed points.
Barbecue (n.) A hog, ox, or other large animal roasted or broiled whole for a feast.
Barbecue (n.) A social entertainment, where many people assemble, usually in the open air, at which one or more large animals are roasted or broiled whole.
Barbecue (n.) A floor, on which coffee beans are sun-dried.
Barbecue (v. t.) To dry or cure by exposure on a frame or gridiron.
Barbecue (v. t.) To roast or broil whole, as an ox or hog.
Barbered (imp. & p. p.) of Barber
Barberry (n.) A shrub of the genus Berberis, common along roadsides and in neglected fields. B. vulgaris is the species best known; its oblong red berries are made into a preserve or sauce, and have been deemed efficacious in fluxes and fevers. The bark dyes a fine yellow, esp. the bark of the root.
Barbette (n.) A mound of earth or a platform in a fortification, on which guns are mounted to fire over the parapet.
Barbican (n.) Alt. of Barbacan
Barbacan (n.) A tower or advanced work defending the entrance to a castle or city, as at a gate or bridge. It was often large and strong, having a ditch and drawbridge of its own.
Barbacan (n.) An opening in the wall of a fortress, through which missiles were discharged upon an enemy.
Barbicel (n.) One of the small hooklike processes on the barbules of feathers.
Barbiers (n.) A variety of paralysis, peculiar to India and the Malabar coast; -- considered by many to be the same as beriberi in chronic form.
Barbiton (n.) An ancient Greek instrument resembling a lyre.
Bardling (n.) An inferior bard.
Bardship (n.) The state of being a bard.
Bareback (adv.) On the bare back of a horse, without using a saddle; as, to ride bareback.
Barebone (n.) A very lean person; one whose bones show through the skin.
Barefoot (a. & adv.) With the feet bare; without shoes or stockings.
Barehead (a. & adv.) Having the head uncovered; as, a bareheaded girl.
Bareness (n.) The state of being bare.
Baresark (n.) A Berserker, or Norse warrior who fought without armor, or shirt of mail. Hence, adverbially: Without shirt of mail or armor.
Bargeman (n.) The man who manages a barge, or one of the crew of a barge.
Barghest (n.) A goblin, in the shape of a large dog, portending misfortune.
Barillet (n.) A little cask, or something resembling one.
Bar iron () See under Iron.
Baritone (a. & n.) See Barytone.
Barkless (a.) Destitute of bark.
Barnacle (n.) Any cirriped crustacean adhering to rocks, floating timber, ships, etc., esp. (a) the sessile species (genus Balanus and allies), and (b) the stalked or goose barnacles (genus Lepas and allies). See Cirripedia, and Goose barnacle.
Barnacle (n.) A bernicle goose.
Barnacle (n.) An instrument for pinching a horse's nose, and thus restraining him.
Barnacle (sing.) Spectacles; -- so called from their resemblance to the barnacles used by farriers.
Barnyard (n.) A yard belonging to a barn.
Barology (n.) The science of weight or gravity.
Barometz (n.) The woolly-skinned rhizoma or rootstock of a fern (Dicksonia barometz), which, when specially prepared and inverted, somewhat resembles a lamb; -- called also Scythian lamb.
Baronage (n.) The whole body of barons or peers.
Baronage (n.) The dignity or rank of a baron.
Baronage (n.) The land which gives title to a baron.
Baroness (n.) A baron's wife; also, a lady who holds the baronial title in her own right; as, the Baroness Burdett-Coutts.
Baronial (a.) Pertaining to a baron or a barony.
Baronies (pl. ) of Barony
Barouche (n.) A four-wheeled carriage, with a falling top, a seat on the outside for the driver, and two double seats on the inside arranged so that the sitters on the front seat face those on the back seat.
Barracan (n.) A thick, strong stuff, somewhat like camlet; -- still used for outer garments in the Levant.
Barranca (n.) A ravine caused by heavy rains or a watercourse.
Barrator (v. i.) One guilty of barratry.
Barratry (n.) The practice of exciting and encouraging lawsuits and quarrels.
Barratry (n.) A fraudulent breach of duty or willful act of known illegality on the part of a master of a ship, in his character of master, or of the mariners, to the injury of the owner of the ship or cargo, and without his consent. It includes every breach of trust committed with dishonest purpose, as by running away with the ship, sinking or deserting her, etc., or by embezzling the cargo.
Barratry (n.) The crime of a judge who is influenced by bribery in pronouncing judgment.
Barreled (imp. & p. p.) of Barrel
Barreled (a.) Alt. of Barrelled
Barrenly (adv.) Unfruitfully; unproductively.
Barrulet (n.) A diminutive of the bar, having one fourth its width.
Bartered (imp. & p. p.) of Barter
Barterer (n.) One who barters.
Bartizan (n.) A small, overhanging structure for lookout or defense, usually projecting at an angle of a building or near an entrance gateway.
Bartlett (n.) A Bartlett pear, a favorite kind of pear, which originated in England about 1770, and was called Williams' Bonchretien. It was brought to America, and distributed by Mr. Enoch Bartlett, of Dorchester, Massachusetts.
Barytone (a.) Alt. of Baritone
Baritone (a.) Grave and deep, as a kind of male voice.
Baritone (a.) Not marked with an accent on the last syllable, the grave accent being understood.
Barytone (n.) Alt. of Baritone
Baritone (n.) A male voice, the compass of which partakes of the common bass and the tenor, but which does not descend as low as the one, nor rise as high as the other.
Baritone (n.) A person having a voice of such range.
Baritone (n.) The viola di gamba, now entirely disused.
Baritone (n.) A word which has no accent marked on the last syllable, the grave accent being understood.
Basaltic (a.) Pertaining to basalt; formed of, or containing, basalt; as basaltic lava.
Basanite (n.) Lydian stone, or black jasper, a variety of siliceous or flinty slate, of a grayish or bluish black color. It is employed to test the purity of gold, the amount of alloy being indicated by the color left on the stone when rubbed by the metal.
Bascinet (n.) A light helmet, at first open, but later made with a visor.
Baseball (n.) A game of ball, so called from the bases or bounds ( four in number) which designate the circuit which each player must endeavor to make after striking the ball.
Baseball (n.) The ball used in this game.
Baseborn (a.) Born out of wedlock.
Baseborn (a.) Born of low parentage.
Baseborn (a.) Vile; mean.
Baselard (n.) A short sword or dagger, worn in the fifteenth century.
Baseless (a.) Without a base; having no foundation or support.
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.
Baseness (n.) The quality or condition of being base; degradation; vileness.
Bashless (a.) Shameless; unblushing.
Basicity (n.) The quality or state of being a base.
Basicity (n.) The power of an acid to unite with one or more atoms or equivalents of a base, as indicated by the number of replaceable hydrogen atoms contained in the acid.
Basidium (n.) A special oblong or pyriform cell, with slender branches, which bears the spores in that division of fungi called Basidiomycetes, of which the common mushroom is an example.
Basifier (n.) That which converts into a salifiable base.
Basihyal (a.) Noting two small bones, forming the body of the inverted hyoid arch.
Basiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Basil
Basilary (n.) Relating to, or situated at, the base.
Basilary (n.) Lower; inferior; applied to impulses or springs of action.
Basilic/ (pl. ) of Basilica
Basilica (n.) Originally, the place of a king; but afterward, an apartment provided in the houses of persons of importance, where assemblies were held for dispensing justice; and hence, any large hall used for this purpose.
Basilica (n.) A building used by the Romans as a place of public meeting, with court rooms, etc., attached.
Basilica (n.) A church building of the earlier centuries of Christianity, the plan of which was taken from the basilica of the Romans. The name is still applied to some churches by way of honorary distinction.
Basilica (n.) A digest of the laws of Justinian, translated from the original Latin into Greek, by order of Basil I., in the ninth century.
Basilisk (n.) A fabulous serpent, or dragon. The ancients alleged that its hissing would drive away all other serpents, and that its breath, and even its look, was fatal. See Cockatrice.
Basilisk (n.) A lizard of the genus Basiliscus, belonging to the family Iguanidae.
Basilisk (n.) A large piece of ordnance, so called from its supposed resemblance to the serpent of that name, or from its size.
Basketry (n.) The art of making baskets; also, baskets, taken collectively.
Basquish (a.) Pertaining to the country, people, or language of Biscay; Basque
Basseted (imp. & p. p.) of Basset
Bassetto (n.) A tenor or small bass viol.
Bassinet (n.) A wicker basket, with a covering or hood over one end, in which young children are placed as in a cradle.
Bassinet (n.) See Bascinet.
Bassorin (n.) A constituent part of a species of gum from Bassora, as also of gum tragacanth and some gum resins. It is one of the amyloses.
Basswood (n.) The bass (Tilia) or its wood; especially, T. Americana. See Bass, the lime tree.
Bastardy (n.) The state of being a bastard; illegitimacy.
Bastardy (n.) The procreation of a bastard child.
Basylous (a.) Pertaining to, or having the nature of, a basyle; electro-positive; basic; -- opposed to chlorous.
Batavian (a.) Of or pertaining to (a) the Batavi, an ancient Germanic tribe; or to (b) /atavia or Holland; as, a Batavian legion.
Batavian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Batavia or Holland.
Bateless (a.) Not to be abated.
Batement (n.) Abatement; diminution.
Bathetic (a.) Having the character of bathos.
Bathmism (n.) See Vital force.
Bathorse (n.) A horse which carries an officer's baggage during a campaign.
Batoidei (n. pl.) The division of fishes which includes the rays and skates.
Battable (a.) Capable of cultivation; fertile; productive; fattening.
Battalia (n.) Order of battle; disposition or arrangement of troops (brigades, regiments, battalions, etc.), or of a naval force, for action.
Battalia (n.) An army in battle array; also, the main battalia or body.
Batteler (n.) Alt. of Battler
Battened (imp. & p. p.) of Batten
Battered (imp. & p. p.) of Batter
Batterer (n.) One who, or that which, batters.
Battling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Battle
Baubling (a.) See Bawbling.
Baudekin (n.) The richest kind of stuff used in garments in the Middle Ages, the web being gold, and the woof silk, with embroidery : -- made originally at Bagdad.
Baudrick (n.) A belt. See Baldric.
Beauxite (n.) A ferruginous hydrate of alumina. It is largely used in the preparation of aluminium and alumina, and for the lining of furnaces which are exposed to intense heat.
Bavarian (a.) Of or pertaining to Bavaria.
Bavarian (n.) A native or an inhabitant of Bavaria.
Bawbling (a.) Insignificant; contemptible.
Bawdrick (n.) A belt. See Baldric.
Bawhorse (n.) Same as Bathorse.
Bayadere (n.) A female dancer in the East Indies.
Bayardly (a.) Blind; stupid.
Bayberry (n.) The fruit of the bay tree or Laurus nobilis.
Bayberry (n.) A tree of the West Indies related to the myrtle (Pimenta acris).
Bayberry (n.) The fruit of Myrica cerifera (wax myrtle); the shrub itself; -- called also candleberry tree.
Bay leaf () See under 3d Bay.
Bay salt () Salt which has been obtained from sea water, by evaporation in shallow pits or basins, by the heat of the sun; the large crystal
Bay tree () A species of laurel. (Laurus nobilis).
Bay yarn () Woolen yarn.
Caballed (imp. & p. p.) of Cabal
Cabalism (n.) The secret science of the cabalists.
Cabalism (n.) A superstitious devotion to the mysteries of the religion which one professes.
Cabalist (n.) One versed in the cabala, or the mysteries of Jewish traditions.
Cabalize (v. i.) To use cabalistic language.
Caballer (n.) One who cabals.
Cabassou (n.) A species of armadillo of the genus Xenurus (X. unicinctus and X. hispidus); the tatouay.
Cabbaged (imp. & p. p) of Cabbage
Cabbling (n.) The process of breaking up the flat masses into which wrought iron is first hammered, in order that the pieces may be reheated and wrought into bar iron.
Cabining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cabin
Cabirean (n.) One of the Cabiri.
Cabirian (a.) Same as Cabiric.
Caboched (a.) Showing the full face, but nothing of the neck; -- said of the head of a beast in armorial bearing.
Caboodle (n.) The whole collection; the entire quantity or number; -- usually in the phrase the whole caboodle.
Cabotage (n.) Navigation along the coast; the details of coast pilotage.
Cabrilla (n.) A name applied to various species of edible fishes of the genus Serranus, and related genera, inhabiting the Meditarranean, the coast of California, etc. In California, some of them are also called rock bass and kelp salmon.
Cabriole (n.) A curvet; a leap. See Capriole.
Cacaemia (n.) Alt. of Cachaemia
Cachalot (n.) The sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus). It has in the top of its head a large cavity, containing an oily fluid, which, after death, concretes into a whitish crystal
Cachepot (n.) An ornamental casing for a flowerpot, of porcelain, metal, paper, etc.
Cachexia (n.) Alt. of Cachexy
Cachucha (n.) An Andalusian dance in three-four time, resembling the bolero.
Cachunde (n.) A pastil or troche, composed of various aromatic and other ingredients, highly celebrated in India as an antidote, and as a stomachic and antispasmodic.
Cackerel (n.) The mendole; a small worthless Mediterranean fish considered poisonous by the ancients. See Mendole.
Cackling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cackle
Cackling (n.) The broken noise of a goose or a hen.
Cacodoxy (n.) Erroneous doctrine; heresy; heterodoxy.
Cacology (n.) Bad speaking; bad choice or use of words.
Cacomixl (n.) A North American carnivore (Bassaris astuta), about the size of a cat, related to the raccoons. It inhabits Mexico, Texas, and California.
Cacoxene (n.) Alt. of Cacoxenite
Cactuses (pl. ) of Cactus
Cadastre (n.) Alt. of Cadaster
Cadaster (n.) An official statement of the quantity and value of real estate for the purpose of apportioning the taxes payable on such property.
Cadeworm (n.) A caddice. See Caddice.
Cadillac (n.) A large pear, shaped like a flattened top, used chiefly for cooking.
Caducary (a.) Relating to escheat, forfeiture, or confiscation.
Caducean (a.) Of or belonging to Mercury's caduceus, or wand.
Caduceus (n.) The official staff or wand of Hermes or Mercury, the messenger of the gods. It was originally said to be a herald's staff of olive wood, but was afterwards fabled to have two serpents coiled about it, and two wings at the top.
Caducity (n.) Tendency to fall; the feebleness of old age; senility.
Caducous () Dropping off or disappearing early, as the calyx of a poppy, or the gills of a tadpole.
Caesious (a.) Of the color of lavender; pale blue with a slight mixture of gray.
Caesuras (pl. ) of Caesura
Caesurae (pl. ) of Caesura
Caesural (a.) Of or pertaining to a caesura.
Caffeine (n.) A white, bitter, crystallizable substance, obtained from coffee. It is identical with the alkaloid theine from tea leaves, and with guaranine from guarana.
Cageling (n.) A bird confined in a cage; esp. a young bird.
Cahincic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, cahinca, the native name of a species of Brazilian Chiococca, perhaps C. racemosa; as, cahincic acid.
Caimacam (n.) The governor of a sanjak or district in Turkey.
Cajoling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cajole
Cajolery (n.) A wheedling to delude; words used in cajoling; flattery.
Calabash (n.) The common gourd (plant or fruit).
Calabash (n.) The fruit of the calabash tree.
Calabash (n.) A water dipper, bottle, bascket, or other utensil, made from the dry shell of a calabash or gourd.
Caladium (n.) A genus of aroideous plants, of which some species are cultivated for their immense leaves (which are often curiously blotched with white and red), and others (in Polynesia) for food.
Calamary (n.) A cephalopod, belonging to the genus Loligo and related genera. There are many species. They have a sack of inklike fluid which they discharge from the siphon tube, when pursued or alarmed, in order to confuse their enemies. Their shell is a thin horny plate, within the flesh of the back, shaped very much like a quill pen. In America they are called squids. See Squid.
Calambac (n.) A fragrant wood; agalloch.
Calamine (n.) A mineral, the hydrous silicate of zinc.
Calamint (n.) A genus of perennial plants (Calamintha) of the Mint family, esp. the C. Nepeta and C. Acinos, which are called also basil thyme.
Calamist (n.) One who plays upon a reed or pipe.
Calamite (n.) A fossil plant of the coal formation, having the general form of plants of the modern Equiseta (the Horsetail or Scouring Rush family) but sometimes attaining the height of trees, and having the stem more or less woody within. See Acrogen, and Asterophyllite.
Calamity (n.) Any great misfortune or cause of misery; -- generally applied to events or disasters which produce extensive evil, either to communities or individuals.
Calamity (n.) A state or time of distress or misfortune; misery.
Calcaria (pl. ) of Calcar
Calcedon (n.) A foul vein, like chalcedony, in some precious stones.
Calcific (a.) Calciferous. Specifically: (Zool.) of or pertaining to the portion of the oviduct which forms the eggshell in birds and reptiles.
Calciden (imp. & p. p.) of Calcine
Calciner (n.) One who, or that which, calcines.
Calculus (n.) Any solid concretion, formed in any part of the body, but most frequent in the organs that act as reservoirs, and in the passages connected with them; as, biliary calculi; urinary calculi, etc.
Calculus (n.) A method of computation; any process of reasoning by the use of symbols; any branch of mathematics that may involve calculation.
Calefied (imp. & p. p.) of Calefy
Calendar (n.) An orderly arrangement of the division of time, adapted to the purposes of civil life, as years, months, weeks, and days; also, a register of the year with its divisions; an almanac.
Calendar (n.) A tabular statement of the dates of feasts, offices, saints' days, etc., esp. of those which are liable to change yearly according to the varying date of Easter.
Calendar (n.) An orderly list or enumeration of persons, things, or events; a schedule; as, a calendar of state papers; a calendar of bills presented in a legislative assembly; a calendar of causes arranged for trial in court; a calendar of a college or an academy.
Calendar (v. t.) To enter or write in a calendar; to register.
Calender (n.) A machine, used for the purpose of giving cloth, paper, etc., a smooth, even, and glossy or glazed surface, by cold or hot pressure, or for watering them and giving them a wavy appearance. It consists of two or more cylinders revolving nearly in contact, with the necessary apparatus for moving and regulating.
Calender (n.) One who pursues the business of calendering.
Calender (n.) To press between rollers for the purpose of making smooth and glossy, or wavy, as woolen and silk stuffs,
Calender (n.) One of a sect or order of fantastically dressed or painted dervishes.
Calfskin (n.) The hide or skin of a calf; or leather made of the skin.
Calicoes (pl. ) of Calico
Calidity (n.) Heat.
Caliduct (n.) A pipe or duct used to convey hot air or steam.
Califate (n.) Same as Caliph, Caliphate, etc.
Calipash (n.) A part of a turtle which is next to the upper shell. It contains a fatty and gelatinous substance of a dull greenish tinge, much esteemed as a delicacy in preparations of turtle.
Calipers (n. pl.) An instrument, usually resembling a pair of dividers or compasses with curved legs, for measuring the diameter or thickness of bodies, as of work shaped in a lathe or planer, timber, masts, shot, etc.; or the bore of firearms, tubes, etc.; -- called also caliper compasses, or caliber compasses.
Calippic (a.) Of or pertaining to Calippus, an Athenian astronomer.
Calliope (n.) The Muse that presides over eloquence and heroic poetry; mother of Orpheus, and chief of the nine Muses.
Calliope (n.) One of the asteroids. See Solar.
Calliope (n.) A musical instrument consisting of a series of steam whistles, toned to the notes of the scale, and played by keys arranged like those of an organ. It is sometimes attached to steamboat boilers.
Calliope (n.) A beautiful species of humming bird (Stellula Calliope) of California and adjacent regions.
Callipee (n.) See Calipee.
Callosan (a.) Of the callosum.
Callosum (n.) The great band commissural fibers which unites the two cerebral hemispheres. See corpus callosum, under Carpus.
Calmness (n.) The state of quality of being calm; quietness; tranquillity; self-repose.
Calmucks (n. pl.) A branch of the Mongolian race inhabiting parts of the Russian and Chinese empires; also (sing.), the language of the Calmucks.
Calotype (n.) A method of taking photographic pictures, on paper sensitized with iodide of silver; -- also called Talbotype, from the inventor, Mr. Fox. Talbot.
Calumbin (n.) A bitter principle extracted as a white crystal
Calvaria (n.) The bones of the cranium; more especially, the bones of the domelike upper portion.
Calycine (a.) Pertaining to a calyx; having the nature of a calyx.
Calycled (a.) Calyculate.
Calymene (n.) A genus of trilobites characteristic of the Silurian age.
Calyptra (n.) A little hood or veil, resembling an extinguisher in form and position, covering each of the small flasklike capsules which contain the spores of mosses; also, any similar covering body.
Calzoons (n. pl.) Drawers.
Cambered (imp. & p. p.) of Camber
Camboose (n.) See Caboose.
Cambrian (a.) Of or pertaining to Cambria or Wales.
Cambrian (a.) Of or pertaining to the lowest subdivision of the rocks of the Silurian or Molluscan age; -- sometimes described as inferior to the Silurian. It is named from its development in Cambria or Wales. See the Diagram under Geology.
Cambrian (n.) A native of Cambria or Wales.
Cambrian (n.) The Cambrian formation.
Cameleon (n.) See Chaceleon.
Camellia (n.) An Asiatic genus of small shrubs, often with shining leaves and showy flowers. Camellia Japonica is much cultivated for ornament, and C. Sassanqua and C. oleifera are grown in China for the oil which is pressed from their seeds. The tea plant is now referred to this genus under the name of Camellia Thea.
Camerade (n.) See Comrade.
Camerate (v. i.) To build in the form of a vault; to arch over.
Camerate (v. i.) To divide into chambers.
Camisade (n.) Alt. of Camisado
Camisado (n.) A shirt worn by soldiers over their uniform, in order to be able to recognize one another in a night attack.
Camisado (n.) An attack by surprise by soldiers wearing the camisado.
Camisard (n.) One of the French Protestant insurgents who rebelled against Louis XIV, after the revocation of the edict of Nates; -- so called from the peasant's smock (camise) which they wore.
Camisole (n.) A short dressing jacket for women.
Camisole (n.) A kind of straitjacket.
Camleted (a.) Wavy or undulating like camlet; veined.
Camomile (n.) Alt. of Chamomile
Camoused (a.) Depressed; flattened.
Camously (adv.) Awry.
Campagna (n.) An open level tract of country; especially "Campagna di Roma." The extensive undulating plain which surrounds Rome.
Campaign (n.) An open field; a large, open plain without considerable hills. SeeChampaign.
Campaign (n.) A connected series of military operations forming a distinct stage in a war; the time during which an army keeps the field.
Campaign (n.) Political operations preceding an election; a canvass.
Campaign (n.) The period during which a blast furnace is continuously in operation.
Campaign (v. i.) To serve in a campaign.
Campaned (a.) Furnished with, or bearing, campanes, or bells.
Campanes (n. pl.) Bells.
Campania (n.) Open country.
Camphene (n.) One of a series of substances C10H16, resembling camphor, regarded as modified terpenes.
Camphine (n.) Rectified oil of turpentine, used for burning in lamps, and as a common solvent in varnishes.
Camphire (n.) An old spelling of Camphor.
Canadian (a.) Of or pertaining to Canada.
Canadian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Canada.
Canaille (n.) The lowest class of people; the rabble; the vulgar.
Canaille (n.) Shorts or inferior flour.
Canarese (a.) Pertaining to Canara, a district of British India.
Canaries (pl. ) of Canary
Canaster (n.) A kind of tobacco for smoking, made of the dried leaves, coarsely broken; -- so called from the rush baskets in which it is packed in South America.
Can buoy () See under Buoy, n.
Canceled (imp. & p. p.) of Cancel
Cancelli (v. t.) An interwoven or latticed wall or inclosure; latticework, rails, or crossbars, as around the bar of a court of justice, between the chancel and the nave of a church, or in a window.
Cancelli (v. t.) The interlacing osseous plates constituting the elastic porous tissue of certain parts of the bones, esp. in their articular extremities.
Cancrine (a.) Having the qualities of a crab; crablike.
Cancroid (a.) Resembling a crab; pertaining to the Cancroidea, one of the families of crabs, including the genus Cancer.
Cancroid (a.) Like a cancer; as, a cancroid tumor.
Canderos (n.) An East Indian resin, of a pellucid white color, from which small ornaments and toys are sometimes made.
Candidly (adv.) In a candid manner.
Candying (p. pr & vb. n.) of Candy
Can hook () A device consisting of a short rope with flat hooks at each end, for hoisting casks or barrels by the ends of the staves.
Canicule (n.) Canicula.
Canister (n.) A small basket of rushes, reeds, or willow twigs, etc.
Canister (n.) A small box or case for holding tea, coffee, etc.
Canister (n.) A kind of case shot for cannon, in which a number of lead or iron balls in layers are inclosed in a case fitting the gun; -- called also canister shot.
Cankered (imp. & p. p.) of Canker
Cankered (a.) Affected with canker; as, a cankered mouth.
Cankered (a.) Affected mentally or morally as with canker; sore, envenomed; malignant; fretful; ill-natured.
Cannabin (n.) A poisonous resin extracted from hemp (Cannabis sativa, variety Indica). The narcotic effects of hasheesh are due to this resin.
Cannabis (n.) A genus of a single species belonging to the order Uricaceae; hemp.
Cannibal (n.) A human being that eats human flesh; hence, any that devours its own kind.
Cannibal (a.) Relating to cannibals or cannibalism.
Cannikin (n.) A small can or drinking vessel.
Cannoned (a.) Furnished with cannon.
Cannonry (n.) Cannon, collectively; artillery.
Cannular (a.) Having the form of a tube; tubular.
Canoeing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Canoe
Canoeing (n.) The act or art of using a canoe.
Canoeist (n.) A canoeman.
Canoemen (pl. ) of Canoeman
Canoeman (n.) One who uses a canoe; one who travels in a canoe.
Canoness (n.) A woman who holds a canonry in a conventual chapter.
Canonist (n.) A professor of canon law; one skilled in the knowledge and practice of ecclesiastical law.
Canonize (v. t.) To declare (a deceased person) a saint; to put in the catalogue of saints; as, Thomas a Becket was canonized.
Canonize (v. t.) To glorify; to exalt to the highest honor.
Canonize (v. t.) To rate as inspired; to include in the canon.
Canopies (pl. ) of Canopy
Canorous (a.) Melodious; musical.
Canstick (n.) Candlestick.
Cantarro (n.) A weight used in southern Europe and East for heavy articles. It varies in different localities; thus, at Rome it is nearly 75 pounds, in Sardinia nearly 94 pounds, in Cairo it is 95 pounds, in Syria about 503 pounds.
Cantarro (n.) A liquid measure in Spain, ranging from two and a half to four gallons.
Cantered (imp. & p. p.) of Canter
Canticle (n.) A song; esp. a little song or hymn.
Canticle (n.) The Song of Songs or Song of Solomon, one of the books of the Old Testament.
Canticle (n.) A canto or division of a poem
Canticle (n.) A psalm, hymn, or passage from the Bible, arranged for chanting in church service.
Canticoy (n.) A social gathering; usually, one for dancing.
Cantoned (imp. & p. p.) of Canton
Cantonal (a.) Of or pertaining to a canton or cantons; of the nature of a canton.
Cantoned (a.) Having a charge in each of the four corners; -- said of a cross on a shield, and also of the shield itself.
Cantoned (a.) Having the angles marked by, or decorated with, projecting moldings or small columns; as, a cantoned pier or pilaster.
Cantoral (a.) Of or belonging to a cantor.
Cantoris (a.) Of or pertaining to a cantor; as, the cantoris side of a choir; a cantoris stall.
Canzonet (n.) A short song, in one or more parts.
Capacify (v. t.) To quality.
Capacity (n.) The power of receiving or containing; extent of room or space; passive power; -- used in reference to physical things.
Capacity (n.) The power of receiving and holding ideas, knowledge, etc.; the comprehensiveness of the mind; the receptive faculty; capability of undestanding or feeling.
Capacity (n.) Ability; power pertaining to, or resulting from, the possession of strength, wealth, or talent; possibility of being or of doing.
Capacity (n.) Outward condition or circumstances; occupation; profession; character; position; as, to work in the capacity of a mason or a carpenter.
Capacity (n.) Legal or noral qualification, as of age, residence, character, etc., necessary for certain purposes, as for holding office, for marrying, for making contracts, will, etc.; legal power or right; competency.
Capellet (n.) A swelling, like a wen, on the point of the elbow (or the heel of the hock) of a horse, caused probably by bruises in lying down.
Capering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Caper
Capibara (n.) See Capybara.
Capitate (a.) Headlike in form; also, having the distal end enlarged and rounded, as the stigmas of certain flowers.
Capitate (a.) Having the flowers gathered into a head.
Capitula (n. pl.) See Capitulum.
Capitule (n.) A summary.
Capnomor (n.) A limpid, colorless oil with a peculiar odor, obtained from beech tar.
Capoches (pl. ) of Capoch
Capoched (imp. & p. p.) of Capoch
Caponize (v. t.) To castrate, as a fowl.
Capotted (imp. & p. p.) of Capot
Cappaper () See cap, n., also Paper, n.
Cappella (n.) See A cappella.
Cariccio (n.) A piece in a free form, with frequent digressions from the theme; a fantasia; -- often called caprice.
Cariccio (n.) A caprice; a freak; a fancy.
Capriole (v. i.) A leap that a horse makes with all fours, upwards only, without advancing, but with a kick or jerk of the hind legs when at the height of the leap.
Capriole (v. i.) A leap or caper, as in dancing.
Capriole (v. i.) To perform a capriole.
Capriped (a.) Having feet like those of a goat.
Caproate (n.) A salt of caproic acid.
Caprylic (a.) See under Capric.
Capsheaf (n.) The top sheaf of a stack of grain: (fig.) the crowning or finishing part of a thing.
Capsicin (n.) A red liquid or soft resin extracted from various species of capsicum.
Capsicum (n.) A genus of plants of many species, producing capsules or dry berries of various forms, which have an exceedingly pungent, biting taste, and when ground form the red or Cayenne pepper of commerce.
Capsized (imp. & p. p.) of Capsize
Capstone (n.) A fossil echinus of the genus Cannulus; -- so called from its supposed resemblance to a cap.
Capsular (a.) Alt. of Capsulary
Captious (a.) Apt to catch at faults; disposed to find fault or to cavil; eager to object; difficult to please.
Captious (a.) Fitted to harass, perplex, or insnare; insidious; troublesome.
Captived (imp. & p. p.) of Captive
Captured (imp. & p. p.) of Capture
Capuccio (n.) A capoch or hood.
Capuched (a.) Cover with, or as with, a hood.
Capuchin (n.) A Franciscan monk of the austere branch established in 1526 by Matteo di Baschi, distinguished by wearing the long pointed cowl or capoch of St. Francis.
Capuchin (n.) A garment for women, consisting of a cloak and hood, resembling, or supposed to resemble, that of capuchin monks.
Capuchin (n.) A long-tailed South American monkey (Cabus capucinus), having the forehead naked and wrinkled, with the hair on the crown reflexed and resembling a monk's cowl, the rest being of a grayish white; -- called also capucine monkey, weeper, sajou, sapajou, and sai.
Capuchin (n.) Other species of Cabus, as C. fatuellus (the brown or horned capucine.), C. albifrons (the cararara), and C. apella.
Capuchin (n.) A variety of the domestic pigeon having a hoodlike tuft of feathers on the head and sides of the neck.
Capucine (n.) See Capuchin, 3.
Capybara (n.) A large South American rodent (Hydrochaerus capybara) Living on the margins of lakes and rivers. It is the largest extant rodent, being about three feet long, and half that in height. It somewhat resembles the Guinea pig, to which it is related; -- called also cabiai and water hog.
Carabine (n.) A carbine.
Caraboid (a.) Like, or pertaining to the genus Carabus.
Caracara (n.) A south American bird of several species and genera, resembling both the eagles and the vultures. The caracaras act as scavengers, and are also called carrion buzzards.
Caracole (n.) A half turn which a horseman makes, either to the right or the left.
Caracole (n.) A staircase in a spiral form.
Caracole (v. i.) To move in a caracole, or in caracoles; to wheel.
Caracoly (n.) An alloy of gold, silver, and copper, of which an inferior quality of jewelry is made.
Caracore (n.) Alt. of Caracora
Caracora (n.) A light vessel or proa used by the people of Borneo, etc., and by the Dutch in the East Indies.
Carageen (n.) Alt. of Caragheen
Carapace (n.) The thick shell or shield which covers the back of the tortoise, or turtle, the crab, and other crustaceous animals.
Carapato (n.) A south American tick of the genus Amblyomma. There are several species, very troublesome to man and beast.
Carbamic (a.) Pertaining to an acid so called.
Carbanil (n.) A mobile liquid, CO.N.C6H5, of pungent odor. It is the phenyl salt of isocyanic acid.
Carbazol (n.) A white crystallized substance, C12H8NH, derived from ani
Carbinol (n.) Methyl alcohol, CH3OH; -- also, by extension, any one in the homologous series of paraffine alcohols of which methyl alcohol is the type.
Carbolic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid derived from coal tar and other sources; as, carbolic acid (called also phenic acid, and phenol). See Phenol.
Carbonic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or obtained from, carbon; as, carbonic oxide.
Carbonyl (n.) The radical (CO)'', occuring, always combined, in many compounds, as the aldehydes, the ketones, urea, carbonyl chloride, etc.
Carboxyl (n.) The complex radical, CO.OH, regarded as the essential and characteristic constituent which all oxygen acids of carbon (as formic, acetic, benzoic acids, etc.) have in common; -- called also oxatyl.
Carburet (n.) A carbide. See Carbide
Carburet (v. t.) To combine or to impregnate with carbon, as by passing through or over a liquid hydrocarbon; to carbonize or carburize.
Carcajou (n.) The wolverene; -- also applied, but erroneously, to the Canada lynx, and sometimes to the American badger. See Wolverene.
Carcanet (n.) A jeweled chain, necklace, or collar.
Carceral (a.) Belonging to a prison.
Cardamom (n.) The aromatic fruit, or capsule with its seeds, of several plants of the Ginger family growing in the East Indies and elsewhere, and much used as a condiment, and in medicine.
Cardamom (n.) A plant which produces cardamoms, esp. Elettaria Cardamomum and several species of Amomum.
Cardcase (n.) A case for visiting cards.
Cardinal (a.) Of fundamental importance; preeminent; superior; chief; principal.
Cardinal (a.) One of the ecclesiastical princes who constitute the pope's council, or the sacred college.
Cardinal (a.) A woman's short cloak with a hood.
Cardinal (a.) Mulled red wine.
Cardioid (n.) An algebraic curve, so called from its resemblance to a heart.
Carditis (n.) Inflammation of the fleshy or muscular substance of the heart. See Endocarditis and Pericarditis.
Cardines (pl. ) of Cardo
Careened (imp. & p. p.) of Careen
Careered (imp. & p. p.) of Career
Careless (a.) Free from care or anxiety. hence, cheerful; light-hearted.
Careless (a.) Having no care; not taking ordinary or proper care; negligent; unconcerned; heedless; inattentive; unmindful; regardless.
Careless (a.) Without thought or purpose; without due care; without attention to rule or system; unstudied; inconsiderate; spontaneous; rash; as, a careless throw; a careless expression.
Careless (a.) Not receiving care; uncared for.
Caressed (imp. & p. p.) of Caress
Careworn (a.) Worn or burdened with care; as, careworn look or face.
Cargason (n.) A cargo.
Cargoose (n.) A species of grebe (Podiceps crisratus); the crested grebe.
Caribbee (a.) Of or pertainin
Caribbee (n.) A Carib.
Caricous (a.) Of the shape of a fig; as, a caricous tumor.
Carillon (n.) A chime of bells diatonically tuned, played by clockwork or by finger keys.
Carillon (n.) A tune adapted to be played by musical bells.
Carinate (a.) Alt. of Carinated
Carkanet (n.) A carcanet.
Carlings (n. pl.) Same as Carl, 3.
Carmelin (a.) Of or pertaining to the order of Carmelites.
Carminic (a.) Of or pertaining to, or derived from, carmine.
Carnally (adv.) According to the flesh, to the world, or to human nature; in a manner to gratify animal appetites and lusts; sensually.
Carnauba (n.) The Brazilian wax palm. See Wax palm.
Carneous (a.) Consisting of, or like, flesh; carnous; fleshy.
Carnifex (n.) The public executioner at Rome, who executed persons of the lowest rank; hence, an executioner or hangman.
Carnival (n.) A festival celebrated with merriment and revelry in Roman Gatholic countries during the week before Lent, esp. at Rome and Naples, during a few days (three to ten) before Lent, ending with Shrove Tuesday.
Carnival (n.) Any merrymaking, feasting, or masquerading, especially when overstepping the bounds of decorum; a time of riotous excess.
Caroched (a.) Placed in a caroche.
Caroigne (n.) Dead body; carrion.
Carolled () of Carol
Caroling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Carol
Caroling (n.) A song of joy or devotion; a singing, as of carols.
Caroteel (n.) A tierce or cask for dried fruits, etc., usually about 700 lbs.
Carousal (n.) A jovial feast or festival; a drunken revel; a carouse.
Caroused (imp. & p. p.) of Carouse
Carouser (n.) One who carouses; a reveler.
Carpalia (pl. ) of Carpale
Carpeted (imp. & p. p.) of Carpet
Carraway (n.) See Caraway.
Carriage (n.) That which is carried; burden; baggage.
Carriage (n.) The act of carrying, transporting, or conveying.
Carriage (n.) The price or expense of carrying.
Carriage (n.) That which carries of conveys,
Carriage (n.) A wheeled vehicle for persons, esp. one designed for elegance and comfort.
Carriage (n.) A wheeled vehicle carrying a fixed burden, as a gun carriage.
Carriage (n.) A part of a machine which moves and carries of supports some other moving object or part.
Carriage (n.) A frame or cage in which something is carried or supported; as, a bell carriage.
Carriage (n.) The manner of carrying one's self; behavior; bearing; deportment; personal manners.
Carriage (n.) The act or manner of conducting measures or projects; management.
Carriboo (n.) See Caribou.
Carrying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Carry
Carryall (n.) A light covered carriage, having four wheels and seats for four or more persons, usually drawn by one horse.
Carrying (n.) The act or business of transporting from one place to another.
Cartbote (n.) Wood to which a tenant is entitled for making and repairing carts and other instruments of husbandry.
Cartouch (n.) A roll or case of paper, etc., holding a charge for a firearm; a cartridge
Cartouch (n.) A cartridge box.
Cartouch (n.) A wooden case filled with balls, to be shot from a cannon.
Cartouch (n.) A gunner's bag for ammunition
Cartouch (n.) A military pass for a soldier on furlough.
Cartouch (n.) A cantalever, console, corbel, or modillion, which has the form of a scroll of paper
Cartouch (n.) A tablet for ornament, or for receiving an inscription, formed like a sheet of paper with the edges rolled up; hence, any tablet of ornamental form.
Cartouch (n.) An oval figure on monuments, and in papyri, containing the name of a sovereign.
Carucage (n.) A tax on every plow or plowland.
Carucage (n.) The act of plowing.
Carucate (n.) A plowland; as much land as one team can plow in a year and a day; -- by some said to be about 100 acres.
Caruncle (n.) Alt. of Caruncula
Caryatic (a.) Alt. of Caryatid
Caryatid (a.) Of or pertaining to a caryatid.
Caryatid (n.) A draped female figure supporting an entablature, in the place of a column or pilaster.
Cascabel (n.) The projection in rear of the breech of a cannon, usually a knob or breeching loop connected with the gun by a neck. In old writers it included all in rear of the base ring. [See Illust. of Cannon.]
Cascalho (n.) A deposit of pebbles, gravel, and ferruginous sand, in which the Brazilian diamond is usually found.
Case-bay (n.) The space between two principals or girders
Case-bay (n.) One of the joists framed between a pair of girders in naked flooring.
Casemate (n.) A bombproof chamber, usually of masonry, in which cannon may be placed, to be fired through embrasures; or one capable of being used as a magazine, or for quartering troops.
Casemate (n.) A hollow molding, chiefly in cornices.
Casement (n.) A window sash opening on hinges affixed to the upright side of the frame into which it is fitted. (Poetically) A window.
Caseworm (n.) A worm or grub that makes for itself a case. See Caddice.
Cashbook (n.) A book in which is kept a register of money received or paid out.
Cahiered (imp. & p. p.) of Cashier
Cashmere (n.) A rich stuff for shawls, scarfs, etc., originally made in Cashmere from the soft wool found beneath the hair of the goats of Cashmere, Thibet, and the Himalayas. Some cashmere, of fine quality, is richly embroidered for sale to Europeans.
Cashmere (n.) A dress fabric made of fine wool, or of fine wool and cotton, in imitation of the original cashmere.
Cassican (n.) An American bird of the genus Cassicus, allied to the starlings and orioles, remarkable for its skillfully constructed and suspended nest; the crested oriole. The name is also sometimes given to the piping crow, an Australian bird.
Castanea (n.) A genus of nut-bearing trees or shrubs including the chestnut and chinquapin.
Castanet (n.) See Castanets.
Castaway (n.) One who, or that which, is cast away or shipwrecked.
Castaway (n.) One who is ruined; one who has made moral shipwreck; a reprobate.
Castaway (a.) Of no value; rejected; useless.
Castling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Castle
Castlery (n.) The government of a castle.
Castling (n.) That which is cast or brought forth prematurely; an abortion.
Castling (n.) A compound move of the king and castle. See Castle, v. i.
Cast-off (a.) Cast or laid aside; as, cast-off clothes.
Castorin (n.) A white crystal
Castrate (v. t.) To deprive of the testicles; to emasculate; to geld; to alter.
Castrate (v. t.) To cut or take out; esp. to remove anything erroneous, or objectionable from, as the obscene parts of a writing; to expurgate.
Castrato (n.) A male person castrated for the purpose of improving his voice for singing; an artificial, or male, soprano.
Casually (adv.) Without design; accidentally; fortuitously; by chance; occasionally.
Casualty (n.) That which comes without design or without being foreseen; contingency.
Casualty (n.) Any injury of the body from accident; hence, death, or other misfortune, occasioned by an accident; as, an unhappy casualty.
Casualty (n.) Numerical loss caused by death, wounds, discharge, or desertion.
Catacomb (n.) A cave, grotto, or subterraneous place of large extent used for the burial of the dead; -- commonly in the plural.
Catalyse (pl. ) of Catalysis
Catamite (n.) A boy kept for unnatural purposes.
Catapasm (n.) A compound medicinal powder, used by the ancients to sprinkle on ulcers, to absorb perspiration, etc.
Catapuce (n.) Spurge.
Catapult (n.) An engine somewhat resembling a massive crossbow, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans for throwing stones, arrows, spears, etc.
Catapult (n.) A forked stick with elastic band for throwing small stones, etc.
Cataract (n.) A great fall of water over a precipice; a large waterfall.
Cataract (n.) An opacity of the crystal
Cataract (n.) A kind of hydraulic brake for regulating the action of pumping engines and other machines; -- sometimes called dashpot.
Catawbas (n. pl.) An Appalachian tribe of Indians which originally inhabited the regions near the Catawba river and the head waters of the Santee.
Catching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Catch
Catchfly (n.) A plant with the joints of the stem, and sometimes other parts, covered with a viscid secretion to which small insects adhere. The species of Silene are examples of the catchfly.
Catching (a.) Infectious; contagious.
Catching (a.) Captivating; alluring.
Catching (n.) The act of seizing or taking hold of.
Catechin (n.) One of the tannic acids, extracted from catechu as a white, crystal
Category (n.) One of the highest classes to which the objects of knowledge or thought can be reduced, and by which they can be arranged in a system; an ultimate or undecomposable conception; a predicament.
Category (n.) Class; also, state, condition, or predicament; as, we are both in the same category.
Catenary (a.) Alt. of Catenarian
Catenary (n.) The curve formed by a rope or chain of uniform density and perfect flexibility, hanging freely between two points of suspension, not in the same vertical
Catenate (v. t.) To connect, in a series of links or ties; to chain.
Catering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cater
Cateress (n.) A woman who caters.
Cat-eyed (a.) Having eyes like a cat; hence, able to see in the dark.
Cathedra (n.) The official chair or throne of a bishop, or of any person in high authority.
Catheter (n.) The name of various instruments for passing along mucous canals, esp. applied to a tubular instrument to be introduced into the bladder through the urethra to draw off the urine.
Cathetus (n.) One
Cathodic (a.) A term applied to the centrifugal, or efferent, course of the nervous influence.
Cat-hole (n.) One of two small holes astern, above the gunroom ports, through which hawsers may be passed.
Catholic (a.) Universal or general; as, the catholic faith.
Catholic (a.) Not narrow-minded, partial, or bigoted; liberal; as, catholic tastes.
Catholic (a.) Of or pertaining to, or affecting the Roman Catholics; as, the Catholic emancipation act.
Catholic (n.) A person who accepts the creeds which are received in common by all parts of the orthodox Christian church.
Catholic (n.) An adherent of the Roman Catholic church; a Roman Catholic.
Catonian (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the stern old Roman, Cato the Censor; severe; inflexible.
Catopter (n.) Alt. of Catoptron
Catopron (n.) See Catopter.
Cat-salt (n.) A sort of salt, finely granulated, formed out of the bittern or leach brine.
Catstick (n.) A stick or club employed in the game of ball called cat or tipcat.
Cat-tail (n.) A tall rush or flag (Typha latifolia) growing in marshes, with long, flat leaves, and having its flowers in a close cylindrical spike at the top of the stem. The leaves are frequently used for seating chairs, making mats, etc. See Catkin.
Caucused (imp. & p. p.) of Caucus
Caudated (a.) Having a tail; having a termination like a tail.
Caudices (pl. ) of Caudex
Caudexes (pl. ) of Caudex
Caudicle (n.) Alt. of Caudicula
Caudling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Caudle
Caulicle (n.) A short caulis or stem, esp. the rudimentary stem seen in the embryo of seed; -- otherwise called a radicle.
Causable (a.) Capable of being caused.
Causally (adv.) According to the order or series of causes; by tracing effects to causes.
Causally (n.) The lighter, earthy parts of ore, carried off washing.
Causator (n.) One who causes.
Causeful (n.) Having a cause.
Causeuse (n.) A kind of sofa for two persons. A tete-/-tete.
Causeway (n.) Alt. of Causey
Causeyed (a.) Having a raised way (causeway or causey); paved.
Cautious (a.) Attentive to examine probable effects and consequences of acts with a view to avoid danger or misfortune; prudent; circumspect; wary; watchful; as, a cautious general.
Cavalero (n.) Alt. of Cavaliero
Cavalier (n.) A military man serving on horseback; a knight.
Cavalier (n.) A gay, sprightly, military man; hence, a gallant.
Cavalier (n.) One of the court party in the time of king Charles I. as contrasted with a Roundhead or an adherent of Parliament.
Cavalier (n.) A work of more than ordinary height, rising from the level ground of a bastion, etc., and overlooking surrounding parts.
Cavalier (a.) Gay; easy; offhand; frank.
Cavalier (a.) High-spirited.
Cavalier (a.) Supercilious; haughty; disdainful; curt; brusque.
Cavalier (a.) Of or pertaining to the party of King Charles I.
Cavatina (n.) Originally, a melody of simpler form than the aria; a song without a second part and a da capo; -- a term now variously and vaguely used.
Caveator (n.) One who enters a caveat.
Caverned (a.) Containing caverns.
Caverned (a.) Living in a cavern.
Cavesson (n.) Alt. of Cavezon
Cavicorn (a.) Having hollow horns.
Cavilled () of Cavil
Caviling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cavil
Caviller (n.) One who cavils.
Caviling (a.) Disposed to cavil; finding fault without good reason. See Captious.
Cavilous (a.) Alt. of Cavillous
Cavitary (a.) Containing a body cavity; as, the cavitary or nematoid worms.
Cavities (pl. ) of Cavity
Cavorted (imp. & p. p.) of Cavort
Dabbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dabble
Dabchick (n.) A small water bird (Podilymbus podiceps), allied to the grebes, remarkable for its quickness in diving; -- called also dapchick, dobchick, dipchick, didapper, dobber, devil-diver, hell-diver, and pied-billed grebe.
Dacotahs (n. pl.) Same as Dacotas.
Dactylar (a.) Pertaining to dactyl; dactylic.
Dactylar (a.) Of or pertaining to a finger or toe, or to the claw of an insect crustacean.
Dactylet (n.) A dactyl.
Dactylic (a.) Pertaining to, consisting chiefly or wholly of, dactyls; as, dactylic verses.
Dactylic (n.) A
Dactylic (n.) Dactylic meters.
Daddling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dadle
Daemonic (a.) See Demon, Demonic.
Daffodil (n.) A plant of the genus Asphodelus.
Daffodil (n.) A plant of the genus Narcissus (N. Pseudo-narcissus). It has a bulbous root and beautiful flowers, usually of a yellow hue. Called also daffodilly, daffadilly, daffadowndilly, daffydowndilly, etc.
Daftness (n.) The quality of being daft.
Daggling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Daggle
Dagswain (n.) A coarse woolen fabric made of daglocks, or the refuse of wool.
Dahabeah (n.) A Nile boat constructed on the model of a floating house, having large lateen sails.
Daintify (v. t.) To render dainty, delicate, or fastidious.
Daintily (adv.) In a dainty manner; nicely; scrupulously; fastidiously; deliciously; prettily.
Daintrel (n.) Adelicacy.
Dainties (pl. ) of Dainty
Dairying (n.) The business of conducting a dairy.
Dairymen (pl. ) of Dairyman
Dairyman (n.) A man who keeps or takes care of a dairy.
Dalesmen (pl. ) of Dalesman
Dalesman (n.) One living in a dale; -- a term applied particularly to the inhabitants of the valleys in the north of England, Norway, etc.
Dallying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dally
Dalmania (n.) A genus of trilobites, of many species, common in the Upper Silurian and Devonian rocks.
Dalmatic (n.) A vestment with wide sleeves, and with two stripes, worn at Mass by deacons, and by bishops at pontifical Mass; -- imitated from a dress originally worn in Dalmatia.
Dalmatic (n.) A robe worn on state ocasions, as by English kings at their coronation.
Damaging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Damage
Damascus (n.) A city of Syria.
Damasked (imp. & p. p.) of Damask
Damasken (v.) To decorate, as iron, steel, etc., with a peculiar marking or "water" produced in the process of manufacture, or with designs produced by inlaying or incrusting with another metal, as silver or gold, or by etching, etc., to damask.
Damaskin (n.) A sword of Damask steel.
Damassin (n.) A kind of modified damask or brocade.
Damewort (n.) A cruciferrous plant (Hesperis matronalis), remarkable for its fragrance, especially toward the close of the day; -- called also rocket and dame's violet.
Damnable (a.) Liable to damnation; deserving, or for which one deserves, to be damned; of a damning nature.
Damnable (a.) Odious; pernicious; detestable.
Damnably (adv.) In a manner to incur severe censure, condemnation, or punishment.
Damnably (adv.) Odiously; detestably; excessively.
Damnific (a.) Procuring or causing loss; mischievous; injurious.
Dampened (imp. & p. p.) of Dampen
Dampness (n.) Moderate humidity; moisture; fogginess; moistness.
Damp off () To decay and perish through excessive moisture.
Danalite (n.) A mineral occuring in octahedral crystals, also massive, of a reddish color. It is a silicate of iron, zinc manganese, and glucinum, containing sulphur.
Dancette (a.) Deeply indented; having large teeth; thus, a fess dancette has only three teeth in the whole width of the escutcheon.
Dandling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dandle
Dandriff (n.) See Dandruff.
Dandruff (n.) A scurf which forms on the head, and comes off in small or particles.
Dandyish (a.) Like a dandy.
Dandyism (n.) The manners and dress of a dandy; foppishness.
Dandyise (v. t. & i.) To make, or to act, like a dandy; to dandify.
Danegeld (n.) Alt. of Danegelt
Danegelt (n.) An annual tax formerly laid on the English nation to buy off the ravages of Danish invaders, or to maintain forces to oppose them. It afterward became a permanent tax, raised by an assessment, at first of one shilling, afterward of two shillings, upon every hide of land throughout the realm.
Danewort (n.) A fetid European species of elder (Sambucus Ebulus); dwarf elder; wallwort; elderwort; -- called also Daneweed, Dane's weed, and Dane's-blood. [Said to grow on spots where battles were fought against the Danes.]
Dangling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dangle
Danseuse (n.) A professional female dancer; a woman who dances at a public exhibition as in a ballet.
Danubian (a.) Pertaining to, or bordering on, the river Danube.
Dappling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dapple
Darbyite (n.) One of the Plymouth Brethren, or of a sect among them; -- so called from John N. Darby, one of the leaders of the Brethren.
Darkened (imp. & p. p.) of Darken
Darkener (n.) One who, or that which, darkens.
Darkling (adv.) In the dark.
Darkling (p. pr. & a.) Becoming dark or gloomy; frowing.
Darkling (p. pr. & a.) Dark; gloomy.
Darkness (n.) The absence of light; blackness; obscurity; gloom.
Darkness (n.) A state of privacy; secrecy.
Darkness (n.) A state of ignorance or error, especially on moral or religious subjects; hence, wickedness; impurity.
Darkness (n.) Want of clearness or perspicuity; obscurity; as, the darkness of a subject, or of a discussion.
Darkness (n.) A state of distress or trouble.
Darksome (a.) Dark; gloomy; obscure; shaded; cheerless.
Darraign (v. t.) Alt. of Darrain
Dartrous (a.) Relating to, or partaking of the nature of, the disease called tetter; herpetic.
Dastardy (n.) Base timidity; coward
Dateless (a.) Without date; having no fixed time.
Datiscin (n.) A white crystal
Datively (adv.) As a gift.
Datolite (n.) A borosilicate of lime commonly occuring in glassy,, greenish crystals.
Daturine (n.) Atropine; -- called also daturia and daturina.
Daughter (n.) The female offspring of the human species; a female child of any age; -- applied also to the lower animals.
Daughter (n.) A female descendant; a woman.
Daughter (n.) A son's wife; a daughter-in-law.
Daughter (n.) A term of address indicating parental interest.
Daunting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Daunt
Dauphine (n.) The title of the wife of the dauphin.
Dawdling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dawdle
Daybreak (n.) The time of the first appearance of light in the morning.
Day-coal (n.) The upper stratum of coal, as nearest the light or surface.
Daydream (n.) A vain fancy speculation; a reverie; a castle in the air; unfounded hope.
Daylight (n.) The light of day as opposed to the darkness of night; the light of the sun, as opposed to that of the moon or to artificial light.
Daylight (n.) The eyes.
Day lily () A genus of plants (Hemerocallis) closely resembling true lilies, but having tuberous rootstocks instead of bulbs. The common species have long narrow leaves and either yellow or tawny-orange flowers.
Day lily () A genus of plants (Funkia) differing from the last in having ovate veiny leaves, and large white or blue flowers.
Day-peep (n.) The dawn.
Day-star (n.) The morning star; the star which ushers in the day.
Day-star (n.) The sun, as the orb of day.
Daywoman (n.) A dairymaid.
Dazzling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dazzle
Eariness (n.) Fear or timidity, especially of something supernatural.
Earlduck (n.) The red-breasted merganser (Merganser serrator).
Earnings (pl. ) of Earning
Earreach (n.) Earshot.
Earthing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Earth
Earthbag (n.) A bag filled with earth, used commonly to raise or repair a parapet.
Earthdin (n.) An earthquake.
Earthmad (n.) The earthworm.
Earthnut (n.) A name given to various roots, tubers, or pods grown under or on the ground
Earthnut (n.) The esculent tubers of the umbelliferous plants Bunium flexuosum and Carum Bulbocastanum.
Earthnut (n.) The peanut. See Peanut.
Earthpea (n.) A species of pea (Amphicarpaea monoica). It is a climbing leguminous plant, with hairy underground pods.
Easeless (a.) Without ease.
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.
Easiness (n.) The state or condition of being easy; freedom from distress; rest.
Easiness (n.) Freedom from difficulty; ease; as the easiness of a task.
Easiness (n.) Freedom from emotion; compliance; disposition to yield without opposition; unconcernedness.
Easiness (n.) Freedom from effort, constraint, or formality; -- said of style, manner, etc.
Easiness (n.) Freedom from jolting, jerking, or straining.
Easterly (a.) Coming from the east; as, it was easterly wind.
Easterly (a.) Situated, directed, or moving toward the east; as, the easterly side of a lake; an easterly course or voyage.
Easterly (adv.) Toward, or in the direction of, the east.
Eastward (adv.) Alt. of Eastwards
Eavedrop (n.) A drop from the eaves; eavesdrop.
Fabellae (pl. ) of Fabella
Fabliaux (pl. ) of Fabliau
Fabulist (n.) One who invents or writes fables.
Fabulize (v. i.) To invent, compose, or relate fables or fictions.
Fabulous (a.) Feigned, as a story or fable; related in fable; devised; invented; not real; fictitious; as, a fabulous description; a fabulous hero.
Fabulous (a.) Passing belief; exceedingly great; as, a fabulous price.
Faburden (n.) A species of counterpoint with a drone bass.
Faburden (n.) A succession of chords of the sixth.
Faburden (n.) A monotonous refrain.
Faceting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Facet
Facetiae (n. pl.) Witty or humorous writings or saying; witticisms; merry conceits.
Facework (n.) The material of the outside or front side, as of a wall or building; facing.
Facility (n.) The quality of being easily performed; freedom from difficulty; ease; as, the facility of an operation.
Facility (n.) Ease in performance; readiness proceeding from skill or use; dexterity; as, practice gives a wonderful facility in executing works of art.
Facility (n.) Easiness to be persuaded; readiness or compliance; -- usually in a bad sense; pliancy.
Facility (n.) Easiness of access; complaisance; affability.
Facility (n.) That which promotes the ease of any action or course of conduct; advantage; aid; assistance; -- usually in the plural; as, special facilities for study.
Facingly (adv.) In a facing manner or position.
Factious (a.) Given to faction; addicted to form parties and raise dissensions, in opposition to government or the common good; turbulent; seditious; prone to clamor against public measures or men; -- said of persons.
Factious (a.) Pertaining to faction; proceeding from faction; indicating, or characterized by, faction; -- said of acts or expressions; as, factious quarrels.
Factored (imp. & p. p.) of Factor
Factotum (n.) A person employed to do all kinds of work or business.
Fadeless (a.) Not liable to fade; unfading.
Fagoting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fagot
Fahlband (n.) A stratum in crystal
Fahlband (n.) Same as Tetrahedrite.
Failance (n.) Fault; failure; omission.
Faineant (a.) Doing nothing; shiftless.
Faineant (n.) A do-nothing; an idle fellow; a sluggard.
Fainting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Faint
Fainting (n.) Syncope, or loss of consciousness owing to a sudden arrest of the blood supply to the brain, the face becoming pallid, the respiration feeble, and the heat's beat weak.
Faintish (a.) Slightly faint; somewhat faint.
Fairhood (n.) Fairness; beauty.
Fairness (n.) The state of being fair, or free form spots or stains, as of the skin; honesty, as of dealing; candor, as of an argument, etc.
Faithful (a.) Full of faith, or having faith; disposed to believe, especially in the declarations and promises of God.
Faithful (a.) Firm in adherence to promises, oaths, contracts, treaties, or other engagements.
Faithful (a.) True and constant in affection or allegiance to a person to whom one is bound by a vow, be ties of love, gratitude, or honor, as to a husband, a prince, a friend; firm in the observance of duty; loyal; of true fidelity; as, a faithful husband or servant.
Faithful (a.) Worthy of confidence and belief; conformable to truth ot fact; exact; accurate; as, a faithful narrative or representation.
Falanaka (n.) A viverrine mammal of Madagascar (Eupleres Goudotii), allied to the civet; -- called also Falanouc.
Falcated (a.) Hooked or bent like a sickle; as, a falcate leaf; a falcate claw; -- said also of the moon, or a planet, when horned or crescent-formed.
Falchion (n.) A broad-bladed sword, slightly curved, shorter and lighter than the ordinary sword; -- used in the Middle Ages.
Falchion (n.) A name given generally and poetically to a sword, especially to the swords of Oriental and fabled warriors.
Falconer (n.) A person who breeds or trains hawks for taking birds or game; one who follows the sport of fowling with hawks.
Falconet (n.) One of the smaller cannon used in the 15th century and later.
Falconet (n.) One of several very small Asiatic falcons of the genus Microhierax.
Falconet (n.) One of a group of Australian birds of the genus Falcunculus, resembling shrikes and titmice.
Falconry (n.) The art of training falcons or hawks to pursue and attack wild fowl or game.
Falconry (n.) The sport of taking wild fowl or game by means of falcons or hawks.
Fallency (n.) An exception.
Fallfish (n.) A fresh-water fish of the United States (Semotilus bullaris); -- called also silver chub, and Shiner. The name is also applied to other allied species.
Fallible (a.) Liable to fail, mistake, or err; liable to deceive or to be deceived; as, all men are fallible; our opinions and hopes are fallible.
Fallibly (adv.) In a fallible manner.
Fallowed (imp. & p. p.) of Fallow
Falsetto (n.) A false or artificial voice; that voice in a man which lies above his natural voice; the male counter tenor or alto voice. See Head voice, under Voice.
Faltered (imp. & p. p.) of Falter
Fameless (a.) Without fame or renown.
Familiar (a.) Of or pertaining to a family; domestic.
Familiar (a.) Closely acquainted or intimate, as a friend or companion; well versed in, as any subject of study; as, familiar with the Scriptures.
Familiar (a.) Characterized by, or exhibiting, the manner of an intimate friend; not formal; unconstrained; easy; accessible.
Familiar (a.) Well known; well understood; common; frequent; as, a familiar illustration.
Familiar (a.) Improperly acquainted; wrongly intimate.
Familiar (n.) An intimate; a companion.
Familiar (n.) An attendant demon or evil spirit.
Familiar (n.) A confidential officer employed in the service of the tribunal, especially in apprehending and imprisoning the accused.
Familism (n.) The tenets of the Familists.
Familist (n.) One of afanatical Antinomian sect originating in Holland, and existing in England about 1580, called the Family of Love, who held that religion consists wholly in love.
Families (pl. ) of Family
Famished (imp. & p. p.) of Famish
Famosity (n.) The state or quality of being famous.
Famoused (a.) Renowned.
Famously (adv.) In a famous manner; in a distinguished degree; greatly; splendidly.
Famulate (v. i.) To serve.
Famulist (n.) A collegian of inferior rank or position, corresponding to the sizar at Cambridge.
Fanatism (n.) Fanaticism.
Fanciful (a.) Full of fancy; guided by fancy, rather than by reason and experience; whimsical; as, a fanciful man forms visionary projects.
Fanciful (a.) Conceived in the fancy; not consistent with facts or reason; abounding in ideal qualities or figures; as, a fanciful scheme; a fanciful theory.
Fanciful (a.) Curiously shaped or constructed; as, she wore a fanciful headdress.
Fancying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fancy
Fandango (n.) A lively dance, in 3-8 or 6-8 time, much practiced in Spain and Spanish America. Also, the tune to which it is danced.
Fandango (n.) A ball or general dance, as in Mexico.
Fanfaron (n.) A bully; a hector; a swaggerer; an empty boaster.
Fangless (a.) Destitute of fangs or tusks.
Fan palm () Any palm tree having fan-shaped or radiate leaves; as the Chamaerops humilis of Southern Europe; the species of Sabal and Thrinax in the West Indies, Florida, etc.; and especially the great talipot tree (Corypha umbraculifera) of Ceylon and Malaya. The leaves of the latter are often eighteen feet long and fourteen wide, and are used for umbrellas, tents, and roofs. When cut up, they are used for books and manuscripts.
Fantasia (n.) A continuous composition, not divided into what are called movements, or governed by the ordinary rules of musical design, but in which the author's fancy roves unrestricted by set form.
Farabout (n.) A going out of the way; a digression.
Faradism (n.) Alt. of Faradization
Farantly (a.) Orderly; comely; respectable.
Farcical (a.) Pertaining to farce; appropriated to farce; ludicrous; unnatural; unreal.
Farcical (a.) Of or pertaining to the disease called farcy. See Farcy, n.
Farcimen (n.) Alt. of Farcin
Farctate (v. t.) Stuffed; filled solid; as, a farctate leaf, stem, or pericarp; -- opposed to tubular or hollow.
Farewell (interj.) Go well; good-by; adieu; -- originally applied to a person departing, but by custom now applied both to those who depart and those who remain. It is often separated by the pronoun; as, fare you well; and is sometimes used as an expression of separation only; as, farewell the year; farewell, ye sweet groves; that is, I bid you farewell.
Farewell (n.) A wish of happiness or welfare at parting; the parting compliment; a good-by; adieu.
Farewell (n.) Act of departure; leave-taking; a last look at, or reference to something.
Farewell (a.) Parting; valedictory; final; as, a farewell discourse; his farewell bow.
Farfetch (v. t.) To bring from far; to seek out studiously.
Farfetch (n.) Anything brought from far, or brought about with studious care; a deep strategem.
Farinose (a.) Yielding farinaa; as, farinose substances.
Farinose (a.) Civered with a sort of white, mealy powder, as the leaves of some poplars, and the body of certain insects; mealy.
Farmable (a.) Capable of being farmed.
Farmyard (n.) The yard or inclosure attached to a barn, or the space inclosed by the farm buildings.
Farriery (n.) The art of shoeing horses.
Farriery (n.) The art of preventing, curing, or mitigating diseases of horses and cattle; the veterinary art.
Farriery (n.) The place where a smith shoes horses.
Farrowed (imp. & p. p.) of Farfow
Farthest (Superl.) Most distant or remote; as, the farthest degree. See Furthest.
Farthest (adv.) At or to the greatest distance. See Furthest.
Farthing (n.) The fourth of a penny; a small copper coin of Great Britain, being a cent in United States currency.
Farthing (n.) A very small quantity or value.
Farthing (n.) A division of land.
Fasciate (a.) Alt. of Fasciated
Fascicle (n.) A small bundle or collection; a compact cluster; as, a fascicle of fibers; a fascicle of flowers or roots.
Fasciola (n.) A band of gray matter bordering the fimbria in the brain; the dentate convolution.
Fasciole (n.) A band of minute tubercles, bearing modified spines, on the shells of spatangoid sea urchins. See Spatangoidea.
Fassaite (n.) A variety of pyroxene, from the valley of Fassa, in the Tyrol.
Fastened (imp. & p. p.) of Fasten
Fastener (n.) One who, or that which, makes fast or firm.
Fastness (a.) The state of being fast and firm; firmness; fixedness; security; faithfulness.
Fastness (a.) A fast place; a stronghold; a fortress or fort; a secure retreat; a castle; as, the enemy retired to their fastnesses in the mountains.
Fastness (a.) Conciseness of style.
Fastness (a.) The state of being fast or swift.
Fastuous (a.) Proud; haughty; disdainful.
Fatalism (n.) The doctrine that all things are subject to fate, or that they take place by inevitable necessity.
Fatalist (n.) One who maintains that all things happen by inevitable necessity.
Fatality (n.) The state of being fatal, or proceeding from destiny; invincible necessity, superior to, and independent of, free and rational control.
Fatality (n.) The state of being fatal; tendency to destruction or danger, as if by decree of fate; mortaility.
Fatality (n.) That which is decreed by fate or which is fatal; a fatal event.
Fathered (imp. & p. p.) of Father
Fatherly (a.) Like a father in affection and care; paternal; tender; protecting; careful.
Fatherly (a.) Of or pertaining to a father.
Fathomed (imp. & p. p.) of Fathom
Fathomer (n.) One who fathoms.
Fatigate (a.) Wearied; tired; fatigued.
Fatigate (v. t.) To weary; to tire; to fatigue.
Fatigued (imp. & p. p.) of Fatigue
Fatimite (a.) Alt. of Fatimide
Fatimide (a.) Descended from Fatima, the daughter and only child of Mohammed.
Fatimide (n.) A descendant of Fatima.
Fattened (imp. & p. p.) of Fatten
Fattener (n.) One who, or that which, fattens; that which gives fatness or fertility.
Faubourg (n.) A suburb of French city; also, a district now within a city, but formerly without its walls.
Fauchion (n.) See Falchion.
Faulting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fault
Faultful (a.) Full of faults or sins.
Faultily (adv.) In a faulty manner.
Faulting (n.) The state or condition of being faulted; the process by which a fault is produced.
Fauteuil (n.) An armchair; hence (because the members sit in fauteuils or armchairs), membership in the French Academy.
Fauteuil (n.) Chair of a presiding officer.
Fautress (n.) A patroness.
Fauvette (n.) A small singing bird, as the nightingale and warblers.
faux pas () A false step; a mistake or wrong measure.
Favonian (a.) Pertaining to the west wind; soft; mild; gentle.
Favoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Favor
Favoress (n.) A woman who favors or gives countenance.
Favoring (a.) That favors.
Favorite (n.) A person or thing regarded with peculiar favor; one treated with partiality; one preferred above others; especially, one unduly loved, trusted, and enriched with favors by a person of high rank or authority.
Favorite (n.) Short curls dangling over the temples; -- fashionable in the reign of Charles II.
Favorite (n.) The competitor (as a horse in a race) that is judged most likely to win; the competitor standing highest in the betting.
Favorite (a.) Regarded with particular affection, esteem, or preference; as, a favorite walk; a favorite child.
Favosite (a.) Like or pertaining to the genus Favosites.
Fayalite (n.) A black, greenish, or brownish mineral of the chrysolite group. It is a silicate of iron.
Fazzolet (n.) A handkerchief.
Gabarage (n.) A kind of coarse cloth for packing goods.
Gabbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gabble
Gabioned (p. a.) Furnished with gabions.
Gadabout (n.) A gadder
Gadflies (pl. ) of Gadfly
Gadhelic (a.) Of or pertaining to that division of the Celtic languages, which includes the Irish, Gaelic, and Manx.
Gaggling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gaggle
Gagtooth (n.) A projecting tooth.
Gaillard (a.) Gay; brisk; merry; galliard.
Gainable (v. t.) Capable of being obtained or reached.
Gainless (a.) Not producing gain; unprofitable.
Gainpain (n.) Bread-gainer; -- a term applied in the Middle Ages to the sword of a hired soldier.
Gainsaid (imp. & p. p.) of Gainsay
Gainsome (a.) Gainful.
Gainsome (a.) Prepossessing; well-favored.
Gairfowl (n.) See Garefowl.
Galactic (a.) Of or pertaining to milk; got from milk; as, galactic acid.
Galactic (a.) Of or pertaining to the galaxy or Milky Way.
Galactin (n.) An amorphous, gelatinous substance containing nitrogen, found in milk and other animal fluids. It resembles peptone, and is variously regarded as a coagulating or emulsifying agent.
Galactin (n.) A white waxy substance found in the sap of the South American cow tree (Galactodendron).
Galactin (n.) An amorphous, gummy carbohydrate resembling gelose, found in the seeds of leguminous plants, and yielding on decomposition several sugars, including galactose.
Galangal (n.) The pungent aromatic rhizome or tuber of certain East Indian or Chinese species of Alpinia (A. Galanga and A. officinarum) and of the Kaempferia Galanga), -- all of the Ginger family.
Galatian (a.) Of or pertaining to Galatia or its inhabitants. -- A native or inhabitant of Galatia, in Asia Minor; a descendant of the Gauls who settled in Asia Minor.
Galaxies (pl. ) of Galaxy
Galbanum (n.) A gum resin exuding from the stems of certain Asiatic umbelliferous plants, mostly species of Ferula. The Bubon Galbanum of South Africa furnishes an inferior kind of galbanum. It has an acrid, bitter taste, a strong, unpleasant smell, and is used for medical purposes, also in the arts, as in the manufacture of varnish.
Galeated (a.) Wearing a helmet; protected by a helmet; covered, as with a helmet.
Galeated (a.) Helmeted; having a helmetlike part, as a crest, a flower, etc.; helmet-shaped.
Galenism (n.) The doctrines of Galen.
Galenist (n.) A follower of Galen.
Galenite (n.) Galena; lead ore.
Galerite (n.) A cretaceous fossil sea urchin of the genus Galerites.
Galician (a.) Of or pertaining to Galicia, in Spain, or to Galicia, the kingdom of Austrian Poland.
Galician (n.) A native of Galicia in Spain; -- called also Gallegan.
Galilean (a.) Of or pertaining to Galileo; as, the Galilean telescope. See Telescope.
Galilean (a.) Of or relating to Galilee.
Galilean (n.) A native or inhabitant of Galilee, the northern province of Palestine under the Romans.
Galilean (n.) One of the party among the Jews, who opposed the payment of tribute to the Romans; -- called also Gaulonite.
Galilean (n.) A Christian in general; -- used as a term of reproach by Mohammedans and Pagans.
Galleass (n.) A large galley, having some features of the galleon, as broadside guns; esp., such a vessel used by the southern nations of Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries. See Galleon, and Galley.
Gallegan (n.) Alt. of Gallego
Galliard (a.) Gay; brisk; active.
Galliard (n.) A brisk, gay man.
Galliard (a.) A gay, lively dance. Cf. Gailliarde.
Galliass (n.) Same as Galleass.
Gallican (a.) Of or pertaining to Gaul or France; Gallic; French; as, the Gallican church or clergy.
Gallican (n.) An adherent to, and supporter of, Gallicanism.
Gallinae (n.) An order of birds, including the common domestic fowls, pheasants, grouse, quails, and allied forms; -- sometimes called Rasores.
Gallipot (n.) A glazed earthen pot or vessel, used by druggists and apothecaries for containing medicines, etc.
Gallivat (n.) A small armed vessel, with sails and oars, -- used on the Malabar coast.
Galloped (imp. & p. p.) of Gallop
Galloper (n.) One who, or that which, gallops.
Galloper (n.) A carriage on which very small guns were formerly mounted, the gun resting on the shafts, without a limber.
Gallopin (v. i.) An under servant for the kitchen; a scullion; a cook's errand boy.
Galloway (n.) A small horse of a breed raised at Galloway, Scotland; -- called also garran, and garron.
Galvanic (a.) Of or pertaining to, or exhibiting the phenomena of, galvanism; employing or producing electrical currents.
Gamashes (n. pl.) High boots or buskins; in Scotland, short spatterdashes or riding trousers, worn over the other clothing.
Gambeson (n.) Same as Gambison.
Gambison (n.) A defensive garment formerly in use for the body, made of cloth stuffed and quilted.
Gambling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gamble
Gambogic (a.) Pertaining to, resembling, or containing, gamboge.
Gamboled (imp. & p. p.) of Gambol
Gambroon (n.) A kind of twilled
Gamecock (n.) The male game fowl.
Gameless (a.) Destitute of game.
Gameness (n.) Endurance; pluck.
Gamesome (a.) Gay; sportive; playful; frolicsome; merry.
Gamester (n.) A merry, frolicsome person.
Gamester (n.) A person who plays at games; esp., one accustomed to play for a stake; a gambler; one skilled in games.
Gamester (n.) A prostitute; a strumpet.
Gammoned (imp. & p. p.) of Gammon
Gangetic (a.) Pertaining to, or inhabiting, the Ganges; as, the Gangetic shark.
Gangliac (a.) Alt. of Ganglial
Ganglial (a.) Relating to a ganglion; ganglionic.
Ganglion (n.) A mass or knot of nervous matter, including nerve cells, usually forming an enlargement in the course of a nerve.
Ganglion (n.) A node, or gland in the lymphatic system; as, a lymphatic ganglion.
Ganglion (n.) A globular, hard, indolent tumor, situated somewhere on a tendon, and commonly formed by the effusion of a viscid fluid into it; -- called also weeping sinew.
Gangrene (n.) A term formerly restricted to mortification of the soft tissues which has not advanced so far as to produce complete loss of vitality; but now applied to mortification of the soft parts in any stage.
Gangrene (v. t. & i.) To produce gangrene in; to be affected with gangrene.
Ganister (n.) Alt. of Gannister
Ganoidal (a.) Ganoid.
Ganoidei (n. pl.) One of the subclasses of fishes. They have an arterial cone and bulb, spiral intestinal valve, and the optic nerves united by a chiasma. Many of the species are covered with bony plates, or with ganoid scales; others have cycloid scales.
Gantlope (n.) See Gantlet.
Gapeseed (n.) Any strange sight.
Gapesing (n.) Act of gazing about; sightseeing.
Gapeworm (n.) The parasitic worm that causes the gapes in birds. See Illustration in Appendix.
Garancin (n.) An extract of madder by sulphuric acid. It consists essentially of alizarin.
Garbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Garble
Garboard (n.) One of the planks next the keel on the outside, which form a garboard strake.
Garcinia (n.) A genus of plants, including the mangosteen tree (Garcinia Mangostana), found in the islands of the Indian Archipelago; -- so called in honor of Dr. Garcin.
Gardened (imp. & p. p.) of Garden
Gardener (n.) One who makes and tends a garden; a horticulturist.
Gardenia (n.) A genus of plants, some species of which produce beautiful and fragrant flowers; Cape jasmine; -- so called in honor of Dr. Alexander Garden.
Gardenly (a.) Like a garden.
Gardyloo (n.) An old cry in throwing water, slops, etc., from the windows in Edingburgh.
Garefowl (n.) The great auk; also, the razorbill. See Auk.
Garganey (n.) A small European duck (Anas querquedula); -- called also cricket teal, and summer teal.
Garggled (imp. & p. p.) of Gargle
Gargling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gargle
Gargoyle (n.) A spout projecting from the roof gutter of a building, often carved grotesquely.
Garlicky (a.) Like or containing garlic.
Garnered (imp. & p. p.) of Garner
Garookuh (n.) A small fishing vessel met with in the Persian Gulf.
Gar pike () Alt. of Garpike
Garreted (a.) Protected by turrets.
Garrison (n.) A body of troops stationed in a fort or fortified town.
Garrison (n.) A fortified place, in which troops are quartered for its security.
Garrison (v. t.) To place troops in, as a fortification, for its defense; to furnish with soldiers; as, to garrison a fort or town.
Garrison (v. t.) To secure or defend by fortresses manned with troops; as, to garrison a conquered territory.
Garroted (imp. & p. p.) of Garrote
Garroter (n.) One who seizes a person by the throat from behind, with a view to strangle and rob him.
Gartered (imp. & p. p.) of Garter
Gasalier (n.) A chandelier arranged to burn gas.
Gasiform (a.) Having a form of gas; gaseous.
Gasified (imp. & p. p.) of Gasify
Gaslight (n.) The light yielded by the combustion of illuminating gas.
Gaslight (n.) A gas jet or burner.
Gasolene (n.) See Gaso
Gasolier (n.) Same as Gasalier.
Gastight (a.) So tightly fitted as to preclude the escape of gas; impervious to gas.
Gastness (n.) See Ghastness.
Gastraea (n.) A primeval larval form; a double-walled sac from which, according to the hypothesis of Haeckel, man and all other animals, that in the first stages of their individual evolution pass through a two-layered structural stage, or gastrula form, must have descended. This idea constitutes the Gastraea theory of Haeckel. See Gastrula.
Gastrula (n.) An embryonic form having its origin in the invagination or pushing in of the wall of the planula or blastula (the blastosphere) on one side, thus giving rise to a double-walled sac, with one opening or mouth (the blastopore) which leads into the cavity (the archenteron)
Gastrula (a.) Of or pertaining to a gastrula.
Gastrura (n. pl.) See Stomatopoda.
Gateless (a.) Having no gate.
Gatepost (n.) A post to which a gate is hung; -- called also swinging / hinging post.
Gatepost (n.) A post against which a gate closes; -- called also shutting post.
Gatewise (adv.) In the manner of a gate.
Gathered (imp. & p. p.) of Gather
Gatherer (n.) One who gathers or collects.
Gatherer (n.) An attachment for making gathers in the cloth.
Gaud-day (n.) See Gaudy, a feast.
Gaudless (a.) Destitute of ornament.
Gauntlet (n.) See Gantlet.
Gauntlet (n.) A glove of such material that it defends the hand from wounds.
Gauntlet (n.) A long glove, covering the wrist.
Gauntlet (n.) A rope on which hammocks or clothes are hung for drying.
Gauntree (n.) Alt. of Gauntry
Gavelock (n.) A spear or dart.
Gavelock (n.) An iron crow or lever.
Gaverick (n.) The European red gurnard (Trigla cuculus).
Gawntree (n.) See Gauntree.
Gaydiang (n.) A vessel of Anam, with two or three masts, lofty triangular sails, and in construction somewhat resembling a Chinese junk.
Gayeties (pl. ) of Gayety
Gazement (n.) View.
Gazetted (imp. & p. p.) of Gazette
Gazogene (n.) A portable apparatus for making soda water or aerated liquids on a small scale.
Habendum (n.) That part of a deed which follows the part called the premises, and determines the extent of the interest or estate granted; -- so called because it begins with the word Habendum.
Hability (n.) Ability; aptitude.
Habiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Habit
Habitant (v. t.) An inhabitant; a dweller.
Habitant (v. t.) An inhabitant or resident; -- a name applied to and denoting farmers of French descent or origin in Canada, especially in the Province of Quebec; -- usually in plural.
Habitual (n.) Formed or acquired by habit or use.
Habitual (n.) According to habit; established by habit; customary; constant; as, the habiual practice of sin.
Habitude (n.) Habitual attitude; usual or accustomed state with reference to something else; established or usual relations.
Habitude (n.) Habitual association, intercourse, or familiarity.
Habitude (n.) Habit of body or of action.
Habiture (n.) Habitude.
Hacienda (n.) A large estate where work of any kind is done, as agriculture, manufacturing, mining, or raising of animals; a cultivated farm, with a good house, in distinction from a farming establishment with rude huts for herdsmen, etc.; -- a word used in Spanish-American regions.
Hackbolt (n.) The greater shearwater or hagdon. See Hagdon.
Hackbuss (n.) Same as Hagbut.
Hackling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hackle
Hackneys (pl. ) of Hackney
Hackster (n.) A bully; a bravo; a ruffian; an assassin.
Haemato- () Alt. of Haemo-
Haemapod (n.) An haemapodous animal.
Haematic (a.) Of or pertaining to the blood; sanguine; brownish red.
Haematin (n.) Same as Hematin.
Haemato- (prefix.) See Haema-.
Hagberry (n.) A plant of the genus Prunus (P. Padus); the bird cherry.
Haggling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Haggle
Haguebut (n.) See Hagbut.
Hailshot (n. pl.) Small shot which scatter like hailstones.
Hairbell (n.) See Harebell.
Hairbird (n.) The chipping sparrow.
Hairless (a.) Destitute of hair.
Hairtail (n.) Any species of marine fishes of the genus Trichiurus; esp., T. lepterus of Europe and America. They are long and like a band, with a slender, pointed tail. Called also bladefish.
Hairworm () A nematoid worm of the genus Gordius, resembling a hair. See Gordius.
Halation (n.) An appearance as of a halo of light, surrounding the edges of dark objects in a photographic picture.
Halfbeak (n.) Any slender, marine fish of the genus Hemirhamphus, having the upper jaw much shorter than the lower; -- called also balahoo.
Halfcock (v. t.) To set the cock of (a firearm) at the first notch.
Halfness (n.) The quality of being half; incompleteness.
Halfpace (n.) A platform of a staircase where the stair turns back in exactly the reverse direction of the lower flight. See Quarterpace.
Half-ray (n.) A straight
Half-wit (n.) A foolish; a dolt; a blockhead; a dunce.
Halicore (n.) Same as Dugong.
Haliotis (n.) A genus of marine shells; the ear-shells. See Abalone.
Halliard (n.) See Halyard.
Hallooed (imp. & p. p.) of Halloo
Halloing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Halloo
Hallowed (imp. & p. p.) of Hallow
Hallucal (a.) Of or pertaining to the hallux.
Haltered (imp. & p. p.) of Halter
Halteres (n. pl.) Balancers; the rudimentary hind wings of Diptera.
Hal'yard (v. t.) A rope or tackle for hoisting or lowering yards, sails, flags, etc.
Hamiform (n.) Hook-shaped.
Haminura (n.) A large edible river fish (Erythrinus macrodon) of Guiana.
Hamleted (p. a.) Confined to a hamlet.
Hammered (imp. & p. p.) of Hammer
Hammerer (n.) One who works with a hammer.
Hampered (imp. & p. p.) of Hamper
Hamulate (a.) Furnished with a small hook; hook-shaped.
Hamulose (a.) Bearing a small hook at the end.
Handbill (n.) A loose, printed sheet, to be distributed by hand.
Handbill (n.) A pruning hook.
Handbook (n.) A book of reference, to be carried in the hand; a manual; a guidebook.
Handcart (n.) A cart drawn or pushed by hand.
Handcuff (n.) A fastening, consisting of an iron ring around the wrist, usually connected by a chain with one on the other wrist; a manacle; -- usually in the plural.
Handcuff (v. t.) To apply handcuffs to; to manacle.
Handfast (n.) Hold; grasp; custody; power of confining or keeping.
Handfast (n.) Contract; specifically, espousal.
Handfast (a.) Fast by contract; betrothed by joining hands.
Handfast (v. t.) To pledge; to bind; to betroth by joining hands, in order to cohabitation, before the celebration of marriage.
Handfast (n.) Strong; steadfast.
Handfish (n.) The frogfish.
Handicap (n.) An allowance of a certain amount of time or distance in starting, granted in a race to the competitor possessing inferior advantages; or an additional weight or other hindrance imposed upon the one possessing superior advantages, in order to equalize, as much as possible, the chances of success; as, the handicap was five seconds, or ten pounds, and the like.
Handicap (n.) A race, for horses or men, or any contest of agility, strength, or skill, in which there is an allowance of time, distance, weight, or other advantage, to equalize the chances of the competitors.
Handicap (n.) An old game at cards.
Handicap (v. t.) To encumber with a handicap in any contest; hence, in general, to place at disadvantage; as, the candidate was heavily handicapped.
Handiron (n.) See Andrion.
Handling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Handle
Handless (a.) Without a hand.
Handling (n.) A touching, controlling, managing, using, etc., with the hand or hands, or as with the hands. See Handle, v. t.
Handling (v. t.) The mode of using the pencil or brush, etc.; style of touch.
Handmade (a.) Manufactured by hand; as, handmade shoes.
Handmaid (n.) Alt. of Handmaiden
Handsome (superl.) Dexterous; skillful; handy; ready; convenient; -- applied to things as persons.
Handsome (superl.) Agreeable to the eye or to correct taste; having a pleasing appearance or expression; attractive; having symmetry and dignity; comely; -- expressing more than pretty, and less than beautiful; as, a handsome man or woman; a handsome garment, house, tree, horse.
Handsome (superl.) Suitable or fit in action; marked with propriety and ease; graceful; becoming; appropriate; as, a handsome style, etc.
Handsome (superl.) Evincing a becoming generosity or nobleness of character; liberal; generous.
Handsome (superl.) Ample; moderately large.
Hangbird (n.) The Baltimore oriole (Icterus galbula); -- so called because its nest is suspended from the limb of a tree. See Baltimore oriole.
Hangnail (n.) A small piece or silver of skin which hangs loose, near the root of finger nail.
Hangnest (n.) A nest that hangs like a bag or pocket.
Hangnest (n.) A bird which builds such a nest; a hangbird.
Hankered (imp. & p. p.) of Hanker
Happened (imp. & p. p.) of Happen
Haquebut (n.) See Hagbut.
Harangue (n.) A speech addressed to a large public assembly; a popular oration; a loud address a multitude; in a bad sense, a noisy or pompous speech; declamation; ranting.
Harangue (v. i.) To make an harangue; to declaim.
Harangue (v. t.) To address by an harangue.
Harassed (imp. & p. p.) of Harass
Harasser (n.) One who harasses.
Harbored (imp. & p. p.) of Harbor
Harborer (n.) One who, or that which, harbors.
Hardbake (n.) A sweetmeat of boiled brown sugar or molasses made with almonds, and flavored with orange or lemon juice, etc.
Hardbeam (n.) A tree of the genus Carpinus, of compact, horny texture; hornbeam.
Hardened (imp. & p. p.) of Harden
Hardened (a.) Made hard, or compact; made unfeeling or callous; made obstinate or obdurate; confirmed in error or vice.
Hardener (n.) One who, or that which, hardens; specif., one who tempers tools.
Hardfern (n.) A species of fern (Lomaria borealis), growing in Europe and Northwestern America.
Hardhack (n.) A very astringent shrub (Spiraea tomentosa), common in pastures. The Potentilla fruticosa in also called by this name.
Hardhead (n.) Clash or collision of heads in contest.
Hardhead (n.) The menhaden. See Menhaden.
Hardhead (n.) Block's gurnard (Trigla gurnardus) of Europe.
Hardhead (n.) A California salmon; the steelhead.
Hardhead (n.) The gray whale.
Hardhead (n.) A coarse American commercial sponge (Spongia dura).
Hardness (n.) The quality or state of being hard, literally or figuratively.
Hardness (n.) The cohesion of the particles on the surface of a body, determined by its capacity to scratch another, or be itself scratched;-measured among minerals on a scale of which diamond and talc form the extremes.
Hardness (n.) The peculiar quality exhibited by water which has mineral salts dissolved in it. Such water forms an insoluble compound with soap, and is hence unfit for washing purposes.
Hardship (n.) That which is hard to hear, as toil, privation, injury, injustice, etc.
Hardspun (a.) Firmly twisted in spinning.
Hardtail (n.) See Jurel.
Hardware (n.) Ware made of metal, as cutlery, kitchen utensils, and the like; ironmongery.
Harebell (n.) A small, slender, branching plant (Campanula rotundifolia), having blue bell-shaped flowers; also, Scilla nutans, which has similar flowers; -- called also bluebell.
Harefoot (n.) A long, narrow foot, carried (that is, produced or extending) forward; -- said of dogs.
Harefoot (n.) A tree (Ochroma Laqopus) of the West Indies, having the stamens united somewhat in the form of a hare's foot.
Harikari (n.) See Hara-kiri.
Harlotry (n.) Ribaldry; buffoonery; a ribald story.
Harlotry (n.) The trade or practice of prostitution; habitual or customary lewdness.
Harlotry (n.) Anything meretricious; as, harlotry in art.
Harlotry (n.) A harlot; a strumpet; a baggage.
Harmless (a.) Free from harm; unhurt; as, to give bond to save another harmless.
Harmless (a.) Free from power or disposition to harm; innocent; inoffensive.
Harmonic (a.) Alt. of Harmonical
Harmonic (n.) A musical note produced by a number of vibrations which is a multiple of the number producing some other; an overtone. See Harmonics.
Harpagon (n.) A grappling iron.
Harpings (n. pl.) The fore parts of the wales, which encompass the bow of a vessel, and are fastened to the stem.
Harpress (n.) A female harper.
Harridan (n.) A worn-out strumpet; a vixenish woman; a hag.
Harrowed (imp. & p. p.) of Harrow
Harrower (n.) One who harrows.
Harrower (n.) One who harries.
Harrying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harry
Hartford (n.) The Hartford grape, a variety of grape first raised at Hartford, Connecticut, from the Northern fox grape. Its large dark-colored berries ripen earlier than those of most other kinds.
Hartwort (n.) A coarse umbelliferous plant of Europe (Tordylium maximum).
Hasheesh (n.) Alt. of Hashish
Hastated (n.) Shaped like the head of a halberd; triangular, with the basal angles or lobes spreading; as, a hastate leaf.
Hastened (imp. & p. p.) of Hasten
Hastener (n.) One who hastens.
Hastener (n.) That which hastens; especially, a stand or reflector used for confining the heat of the fire to meat while roasting before it.
Hastings (v.) Early fruit or vegetables; especially, early pease.
Hatching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hatch
Hatchery (n.) A house for hatching fish, etc.
Hatching (n.) A mode of execution in engraving, drawing, and miniature painting, in which shading is produced by
Hatchure (n.) Same as Hachure.
Hatchway (n.) A square or oblong opening in a deck or floor, affording passage from one deck or story to another; the entrance to a cellar.
Hatstand (n.) A stand of wood or iron, with hooks or pegs upon which to hang hats, etc.
Hatteria (n.) A New Zealand lizard, which, in anatomical character, differs widely from all other existing lizards. It is the only living representative of the order Rhynchocephala, of which many Mesozoic fossil species are known; -- called also Sphenodon, and Tuatera.
Hauerite (n.) Native sulphide of manganese a reddish brown or brownish black mineral.
Haunched (a.) Having haunches.
Haunting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Haunt
Haurient (a.) In pale, with the head in chief; -- said of the figure of a fish, as if rising for air.
Hautgout (n.) High relish or flavor; high seasoning.
Hauynite (n.) A blue isometric mineral, characteristic of some volcani/ rocks. It is a silicate of alumina, lime, and soda, with sulphate of lime.
Havanese (a.) Of or pertaining to Havana, in Cuba.
Havanese (n. sing. & pl.) A native or inhabitant, or the people, of Havana.
Haveless (a.) Having little or nothing.
Havelock (n.) A light cloth covering for the head and neck, used by soldiers as a protection from sunstroke.
Havenage (n.) Harbor dues; port dues.
Havildar (n.) In the British Indian armies, a noncommissioned officer of native soldiers, corresponding to a sergeant.
Hawaiian (a.) Belonging to Hawaii or the Sandwich Islands, or to the people of Hawaii.
Hawaiian (n.) A native of Hawaii.
Hawebake (n.) Probably, the baked berry of the hawthorn tree, that is, coarse fare. See 1st Haw, 2.
Hawfinch (n.) The common European grosbeak (Coccothraustes vulgaris); -- called also cherry finch, and coble.
Hawkbill (n.) A sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), which yields the best quality of tortoise shell; -- called also caret.
Hawkweed (n.) A plant of the genus Hieracium; -- so called from the ancient belief that birds of prey used its juice to strengthen their vision.
Hawkweed (n.) A plant of the genus Senecio (S. hieracifolius).
Hawthorn (n.) A thorny shrub or tree (the Crataegus oxyacantha), having deeply lobed, shining leaves, small, roselike, fragrant flowers, and a fruit called haw. It is much used in Europe for hedges, and for standards in gardens. The American hawthorn is Crataegus cordata, which has the leaves but little lobed.
Hayfield (n.) A field where grass for hay has been cut; a meadow.
Haymaker (n.) One who cuts and cures hay.
Haymaker (n.) A machine for curing hay in rainy weather.
Haystack (n.) A stack or conical pile of hay in the open air.
Haystalk (n.) A stalk of hay.
Haythorn (n.) Hawthorn.
Hazarded (imp. & p. p.) of Hazard
Hazarder (n.) A player at the game of hazard; a gamester.
Hazarder (n.) One who hazards or ventures.
Hazardry (n.) Playing at hazard; gaming; gambling.
Hazardry (n.) Rashness; temerity.
Hazeless (a.) Destitute of haze.
Hazelnut (n.) The nut of the hazel.
Haziness (n.) The quality or state of being hazy.
Iambical (a.) Iambic.
Iambuses (pl. ) of Iambus
Ianthina (n.) Any gastropod of the genus Ianthina, of which various species are found living in mid ocean; -- called also purple shell, and violet snail.
Iatrical (a.) Of or pertaining to medicine, or to medical men.
Jabbered (imp. & p. p.) of Jabber
Jaborine (n.) An alkaloid found in jaborandi leaves, from which it is extracted as a white amorphous substance. In its action it resembles atropine.
Jacconet (n.) See Jaconet.
Jacketed (a.) Wearing, or furnished with, a jacket.
Jackstay (n.) A rail of wood or iron stretching along a yard of a vessel, to which the sails are fastened.
Jackwood (n.) Wood of the jack (Artocarpus integrifolia), used in cabinetwork.
Jacobean (a.) Alt. of Jacobian
Jacobian (a.) Of or pertaining to a style of architecture and decoration in the time of James the First, of England.
Jacobine (n.) A Jacobin.
Jacobite (n.) A partisan or adherent of James the Second, after his abdication, or of his descendants, an opposer of the revolution in 1688 in favor of William and Mary.
Jacobite (n.) One of the sect of Syrian Monophysites. The sect is named after Jacob Baradaeus, its leader in the sixth century.
Jacobite (a.) Of or pertaining to the Jacobites.
Jacquard (a.) Pertaining to, or invented by, Jacquard, a French mechanician, who died in 1834.
Jactancy (n.) A boasting; a bragging.
Jaculate (v. t.) To throw or cast, as a dart; to throw out; to emit.
Jalousie (n.) A Venetian or slatted inside window blind.
Jamacina (n.) Jamaicine.
Jamaican (a.) Of or pertaining to Jamaica.
Jamaican (n.) A native or inhabitant of Jamaica.
Jangling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jangle
Janglery (n.) Jangling.
Jangling (a.) Producing discordant sounds.
Jangling (n.) Idle babbling; vain disputation.
Jangling (n.) Wrangling; altercation.
Janitrix (n.) A female janitor.
Janizary (n.) A soldier of a privileged military class, which formed the nucleus of the Turkish infantry, but was suppressed in 1826.
Janthina (n.) See Ianthina.
Japanned (imp. & p. p.) of Japan
Japanese (a.) Of or pertaining to Japan, or its inhabitants.
Japanese (n. sing. & pl.) A native or inhabitant of Japan; collectively, the people of Japan.
Japanese (n. sing. & pl.) The language of the people of Japan.
Japanned (a.) Treated, or coated, with varnish in the Japanese manner.
Japanner (n.) One who varnishes in the manner of the Japanese, or one skilled in the art.
Japanner (n.) A bootblack.
Japhetic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, Japheth, one of the sons of Noah; as, Japhetic nations, the nations of Europe and Northern Asia; Japhetic languages.
Japonica (n.) A species of Camellia (Camellia Japonica), a native of Japan, bearing beautiful red or white flowers. Many other genera have species of the same name.
Jararaca (n.) A poisonous serpent of Brazil (Bothrops jararaca), about eighteen inches long, and of a dusky, brownish color, variegated with red and black spots.
Jargoned (imp. & p. p.) of Jargon
Jargonic (a.) Of or pertaining to the mineral jargon.
Jarosite (n.) An ocher-yellow mineral occurring on minute rhombohedral crystals. It is a hydrous sulphate of iron and potash.
Jasponyx (n.) An onyx, part or all of whose layers consist of jasper.
Jaundice (n.) A morbid condition, characterized by yellowness of the eyes, skin, and urine, whiteness of the faeces, constipation, uneasiness in the region of the stomach, loss of appetite, and general languor and lassitude. It is caused usually by obstruction of the biliary passages and consequent damming up, in the liver, of the bile, which is then absorbed into the blood.
Jaundice (v. t.) To affect with jaundice; to color by prejudice or envy; to prejudice.
Jaunting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jaunt
Jauntily (adv.) In a jaunty manner.
Javanese (a.) Of or pertaining to Java, or to the people of Java.
Javanese (n. sing. & pl.) A native or natives of Java.
Law-fall (n.) Depression of the jaw; hence, depression of spirits.
Jazerant (n.) A coat of defense made of small plates of metal sewed upon
Kabassou (n.) See Cabassou.
Kaimacam (n.) Same as Caimacam.
Kakoxene (n.) See Cacoxene.
Kalendar (n.) See Calendar.
Kalender (n.) See 3d Calender.
Kaliform (a.) Formed like kali, or glasswort.
Kangaroo (n.) Any one of numerous species of jumping marsupials of the family Macropodidae. They inhabit Australia, New Guinea, and adjacent islands, They have long and strong hind legs and a large tail, while the fore legs are comparatively short and feeble. The giant kangaroo (Macropus major) is the largest species, sometimes becoming twelve or fourteen feet in total length. The tree kangaroos, belonging to the genus Dendrolagus, live in trees; the rock kangaroos, of the genus Petrogale, inh
Kapnomar (n. Chem.) ) See Capnomor.
Karagane (n.) A species of gray fox found in Russia.
Kathetal (a.) Making a right angle; perpendicular, as two
Kavasses (pl. ) of Kavass
Labadist (n.) A follower of Jean de Labadie, a religious teacher of the 17th century, who left the Roman Catholic Church and taught a kind of mysticism, and the obligation of community of property among Christians.
Labdanum (n.) See Ladanum.
Labelled () of Label
Labeling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Label
Labellum (n.) The lower or apparently anterior petal of an orchidaceous flower, often of a very curious shape.
Labellum (n.) A small appendage beneath the upper lip or labrum of certain insects.
Labially (adv.) In a labial manner; with, or by means of, the lips.
Labiated (a.) Same as Labiate, a. (a).
Lability (n.) Liability to lapse, err, or apostatize.
Laboring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Labor
Laborant (n.) A chemist.
Laboring (a.) That labors; performing labor; esp., performing coarse, heavy work, not requiring skill also, set apart for labor; as, laboring days.
Laboring (a.) Suffering pain or grief.
Laborous (a.) Laborious.
Labrador (n.) A region of British America on the Atlantic coast, north of Newfoundland.
Laburnic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, the laburnum.
Laburnum (n.) A small leguminous tree (Cytisus Laburnum), native of the Alps. The plant is reputed to be poisonous, esp. the bark and seeds. It has handsome racemes of yellow blossoms.
Lacerate (v. t.) To tear; to rend; to separate by tearing; to mangle; as, to lacerate the flesh. Hence: To afflict; to torture; as, to lacerate the heart.
Lacerate (p. a.) Alt. of Lacerated
Lacertus (n.) A bundle or fascicle of muscular fibers.
Lacewing (n.) Any one of several species of neuropterous insects of the genus Chrysopa and allied genera. They have delicate, lacelike wings and brilliant eyes. Their larvae are useful in destroying aphids. Called also lace-winged fly, and goldeneyed fly.
Lacrymal (n.) Alt. of Lacrymal
Lacrymal (n.) See Lachrymatory.
Laciniae (pl. ) of Lacinia
Lacinula (n.) A diminutive lacinia.
Lackaday (interj.) Alack the day; alas; -- an expression of sorrow, regret, dissatisfaction, or surprise.
Lackeyed (imp. & p. p.) of Lackey
Laconian (a.) Of or pertaining to Laconia, a division of ancient Greece; Spartan.
Laconian (n.) An inhabitant of Laconia; esp., a Spartan.
Laconism (n.) A vigorous, brief manner of expression; laconic style.
Laconism (n.) An instance of laconic style or expression.
Laconize (v. i.) To imitate the manner of the Laconians, especially in brief, pithy speech, or in frugality and austerity.
Lacrosse (n.) A game of ball, originating among the North American Indians, now the popular field sport of Canada, and played also in England and the United States. Each player carries a long-handled racket, called a "crosse". The ball is not handled but caught with the crosse and carried on it, or tossed from it, the object being to carry it or throw it through one of the goals placed at opposite ends of the field.
Lacrymal (n. & a.) See Lachrymatory, n., and Lachrymal, a.
Lactamic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an amido acid related to lactic acid, and called also amido-propionic acid.
Lacteous (a.) Milky; resembling milk.
Lacteous (a.) Lacteal; conveying chyle; as, lacteous vessels.
Lactific (a.) Alt. of Lactifical
Lactonic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, lactone.
Lactonic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained by the oxidation of milk sugar (lactose).
Lactucic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the juice of the Lactuca virosa; -- said of certain acids.
Lactucin (n.) A white, crystal
Lacunars (pl. ) of Lacunar
Lacunose (a.) Alt. of Lacunous
Lacunous (a.) Furrowed or pitted; having shallow cavities or lacunae; as, a lacunose leaf.
Ladleful (n.) A quantity sufficient to fill a ladle.
Ladybird (n.) Any one of numerous species of small beetles of the genus Coccinella and allied genera (family Coccinellidae); -- called also ladybug, ladyclock, lady cow, lady fly, and lady beetle. Coccinella seplempunctata in one of the common European species. See Coccinella.
Ladyfish (n.) A large, handsome oceanic fish (Albula vulpes), found both in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans; -- called also bonefish, grubber, French mullet, and macabe.
Ladyfish (n.) A labroid fish (Harpe rufa) of Florida and the West Indies.
Ladyhood (n.) The state or quality of being a lady; the personality of a lady.
Ladylike (a.) Like a lady in appearance or manners; well-bred.
Ladylike (a.) Becoming or suitable to a lady; as, ladylike manners.
Ladylike (a.) Delicate; tender; feeble; effeminate.
Ladylove (n.) A sweetheart or mistress.
Ladyship (n.) The rank or position of a lady; -- given as a title (preceded by her or your).
Lagenian (a.) Like, or pertaining to, Lagena, a genus of Foraminifera having a straight, chambered shell.
Lagopous (a.) Having a dense covering of long hair, like the foot of a hare.
Laically (adv.) As a layman; after the manner of a layman; as, to treat a matter laically.
Lakeweed (n.) The water pepper (Polygonum Hydropiper), an aquatic plant of Europe and North America.
Lamantin (n.) The manatee.
Lamasery (n.) A monastery or convent of lamas, in Thibet, Mongolia, etc.
Lambaste (v. t.) To beat severely.
Lambdoid (a.) Shaped like the Greek letter lambda (/); as, the lambdoid suture between the occipital and parietal bones of the skull.
Lamblike (a.) Like a lamb; gentle; meek; inoffensive.
Lambskin (n.) The skin of a lamb; especially, a skin dressed with the wool on, and used as a mat. Also used adjectively.
Lambskin (n.) A kind of woolen.
Lamellae (pl. ) of Lamella
Lamellas (pl. ) of Lamella
Lamellar (a.) Flat and thin; lamelliform; composed of lamellae.
Lameness (n.) The condition or quality of being lame; as, the lameness of an excuse or an argument.
Lamented (imp. & p. p.) of Lament
Lamented (a.) Mourned for; bewailed.
Lamenter (n.) One who laments.
Lamentin (n.) See Lamantin.
Laminary (a.) Laminar.
Laminate (a.) Consisting of, or covered with, laminae, or thin plates, scales, or layers, one over another; laminated.
Laminate (v. t.) To cause to separate into thin plates or layers; to divide into thin plates.
Laminate (v. t.) To form, as metal, into a thin plate, as by rolling.
Laminate (v. i.) To separate into laminae.
Lampless (a.) Being without a lamp, or without light; hence, being without appreciation; dull.
Lampreys (pl. ) of Lamprey
Lampyris (n.) A genus of coleopterous insects, including the glowworms.
Lancegay (n.) Alt. of Lancegaye
Lancelet (n.) A small fishlike animal (Amphioxus lanceolatus), remarkable for the rudimentary condition of its organs. It is the type of the class Leptocardia. See Amphioxus, Leptocardia.
Lanching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lanch
Landfall (n.) A sudden transference of property in land by the death of its owner.
Landfall (n.) Sighting or making land when at sea.
Landlady (n.) A woman having real estate which she leases to a tenant or tenants.
Landlady (n.) The mistress of an inn or lodging house.
Landless (a.) Having no property in land.
Landlock (v. t.) To inclose, or nearly inclose, as a harbor or a vessel, with land.
Landlord (n.) The lord of a manor, or of land; the owner of land or houses which he leases to a tenant or tenants.
Landlord (n.) The master of an inn or of a lodging house.
Landmark (n.) A mark to designate the boundary of land; any , mark or fixed object (as a marked tree, a stone, a ditch, or a heap of stones) by which the limits of a farm, a town, or other portion of territory may be known and preserved.
Landmark (n.) Any conspicuous object on land that serves as a guide; some prominent object, as a hill or steeple.
Landskip (n.) A landscape.
Landslip (n.) Alt. of Landslide
Landsmen (pl. ) of Landsman
Landsman (n.) One who lives on the land; -- opposed to seaman.
Landsman (n.) A sailor on his first voyage.
Landward (adv. & a.) Toward the land.
Landwehr (n.) That part of the army, in Germany and Austria, which has completed the usual military service and is exempt from duty in time of peace, except that it is called out occasionally for drill.
Langarey (n.) One of numerous species of long-winged, shrikelike birds of Australia and the East Indies, of the genus Artamus, and allied genera; called also wood swallow.
Langrage (n.) Alt. of Langrel
Langsyne (adv. & n.) Long since; long ago.
Language (n.) Any means of conveying or communicating ideas; specifically, human speech; the expression of ideas by the voice; sounds, expressive of thought, articulated by the organs of the throat and mouth.
Language (n.) The expression of ideas by writing, or any other instrumentality.
Language (n.) The forms of speech, or the methods of expressing ideas, peculiar to a particular nation.
Language (n.) The characteristic mode of arranging words, peculiar to an individual speaker or writer; manner of expression; style.
Language (n.) The inarticulate sounds by which animals inferior to man express their feelings or their wants.
Language (n.) The suggestion, by objects, actions, or conditions, of ideas associated therewith; as, the language of flowers.
Language (n.) The vocabulary and phraseology belonging to an art or department of knowledge; as, medical language; the language of chemistry or theology.
Language (n.) A race, as distinguished by its speech.
Language (v. t.) To communicate by language; to express in language.
Languish (v. i.) To become languid or weak; to lose strength or animation; to be or become dull, feeble or spiritless; to pine away; to wither or fade.
Languish (v. i.) To assume an expression of weariness or tender grief, appealing for sympathy.
Languish (v. i.) To cause to droop or pine.
Languish (n.) See Languishiment.
Lanifice (n.) Anything made of wool.
Lankness (n.) The state or quality of being lank.
Lanneret (n. m.) A long-tailed falcon (Falco lanarius), of Southern Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa, resembling the American prairie falcon.
Lantanum (n.) See Lanthanum.
Lanthorn (n.) See Lantern.
Lapboard (n.) A board used on the lap as a substitute for a table, as by tailors.
Lapelled (a.) Furnished with lapels.
Lapicide (n.) A stonecutter.
Lapidary (n.) An artificer who cuts, polishes, and engraves precious stones; hence, a dealer in precious stones.
Lapidary (n.) A virtuoso skilled in gems or precious stones; a connoisseur of lapidary work.
Lapidary (a.) Of or pertaining to the art of cutting stones, or engraving on stones, either gems or monuments; as, lapidary ornamentation.
Lapidary (a.) Of or pertaining to monumental inscriptions; as, lapidary adulation.
Lapidate (v. t.) To stone.
Lapidify (v. t.) To convert into stone or stony material; to petrify.
Lapidify (v. i.) To become stone or stony.
Lapidist (n.) A lapidary.
Lappeted (imp. & p. p.) of Lappet
Lapponic (a.) Laplandish; Lappish.
Lapsable (a.) Lapsible.
Lapsible (a.) Liable to lapse.
Lapsided (a.) See Lopsided.
Lapstone (n.) A stone for the lap, on which shoemakers beat leather.
Laqueary (a.) Using a noose, as a gladiator.
Larboard (n.) The left-hand side of a ship to one on board facing toward the bow; port; -- opposed to starboard.
Larboard (a.) On or pertaining to the left-hand side of a vessel; port; as, the larboard quarter.
Larcener (n.) Alt. of Larcenist
Larderer (n.) One in charge of the larder.
Largesse (a.) Liberality; generosity; bounty.
Largesse (a.) A present; a gift; a bounty bestowed.
Lariated (imp. & p. p.) of Lariat
Larkspur (n.) A genus of ranunculaceous plants (Delphinium), having showy flowers, and a spurred calyx. They are natives of the North Temperate zone. The commonest larkspur of the gardens is D. Consolida. The flower of the bee larkspur (D. elatum) has two petals bearded with yellow hairs, and looks not unlike a bee.
Larruped (imp. & p. p.) of Larrup
Larvalia (n. pl.) An order of Tunicata, including Appendicularia, and allied genera; -- so called because certain larval features are retained by them through life. Called also Copelata. See Appendicularia.
Larvated (a.) Masked; clothed as with a mask.
Lascious (a.) Loose; lascivious.
Lasslorn () Forsaken by a lass.
Lassoing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lasso
Latching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Latch
Latching (n.) A loop or eye formed on the head rope of a bonnet, by which it is attached to the foot of a sail; -- called also latch and lasket.
Latchkey (n.) A key used to raise, or throw back, the latch of a door, esp. a night latch.
Lateness (n.) The state, condition, or quality, of being late; as, the lateness of his arrival; the lateness of the hour; the lateness of the season.
Latently (adv.) In a secret or concealed manner; invisibly.
Laterite (n.) An argillaceous sandstone, of a red color, and much seamed; -- found in India.
Latewake (n.) See Lich wake, under Lich.
Lateward (a. & adv.) Somewhat late; backward.
Lathered (imp. & p. p.) of Lather
Lathwork (n.) Same as Lathing.
Latibula (pl. ) of Latibulum
Latinism (n.) A Latin idiom; a mode of speech peculiar to Latin; also, a mode of speech in another language, as English, formed on a Latin model.
Latinist (n.) One skilled in Latin; a Latin scholar.
Latinity (n.) The Latin tongue, style, or idiom, or the use thereof; specifically, purity of Latin style or idiom.
Latinize (v. t.) To give Latin terminations or forms to, as to foreign words, in writing Latin.
Latinize (v. t.) To bring under the power or influence of the Romans or Latins; to affect with the usages of the Latins, especially in speech.
Latinize (v. t.) To make lik
Latinize (v. i.) To use words or phrases borrowed from the Latin.
Latinize (v. i.) To come under the influence of the Romans, or of the Roman Catholic Church.
Latitant (a.) Lying hid; concealed; latent.
Latitude (n.) Extent from side to side, or distance sidewise from a given point or
Latitude (n.) Room; space; freedom from confinement or restraint; hence, looseness; laxity; independence.
Latitude (n.) Extent or breadth of signification, application, etc.; extent of deviation from a standard, as truth, style, etc.
Latitude (n.) Extent; size; amplitude; scope.
Latitude (n.) Distance north or south of the equator, measured on a meridian.
Latitude (n.) The angular distance of a heavenly body from the ecliptic.
Latterly (adv.) Lately; of late; recently; at a later, as distinguished from a former, period.
Latticed (imp. & p. p.) of Lattice
Laudable (v. i.) Worthy of being lauded; praiseworthy; commendable; as, laudable motives; laudable actions; laudable ambition.
Laudable (v. i.) Healthy; salubrious; normal; having a disposition to promote healing; not noxious; as, laudable juices of the body; laudable pus.
Laudably (adv.) In a laudable manner.
Laudanum (n.) Tincture of opium, used for various medical purposes.
Laudator (n.) One who lauds.
Laudator (n.) An arbitrator.
Laughing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Laugh
Laughing (a. & n.) from Laugh, v. i.
Laughter (v. i.) A movement (usually involuntary) of the muscles of the face, particularly of the lips, with a peculiar expression of the eyes, indicating merriment, satisfaction, or derision, and usually attended by a sonorous and interrupted expulsion of air from the lungs. See Laugh, v. i.
Launched (imp. & p. p.) of Launch
Laureate (a.) Crowned, or decked, with laurel.
Laureate (n.) One crowned with laurel; a poet laureate.
Laureate (v. i.) To honor with a wreath of laurel, as formerly was done in bestowing a degree at the English universities.
Laureled (a.) Crowned with laurel, or with a laurel wreath; laureate.
Laurinol (n.) Ordinary camphor; -- so called in allusion to the family name (Lauraceae) of the camphor trees. See Camphor.
Lavation (n.) A washing or cleansing.
Lavatory (a.) Washing, or cleansing by washing.
Lavatory (n.) A place for washing.
Lavatory (n.) A basin or other vessel for washing in.
Lavatory (n.) A wash or lotion for a diseased part.
Lavatory (n.) A place where gold is obtained by washing.
Lavature (n.) A wash or lotion.
Lavement (n.) A washing or bathing; also, a clyster.
Lavender (n.) An aromatic plant of the genus Lavandula (L. vera), common in the south of Europe. It yields and oil used in medicine and perfumery. The Spike lavender (L. Spica) yields a coarser oil (oil of spike), used in the arts.
Lavender (n.) The pale, purplish color of lavender flowers, paler and more delicate than lilac.
Laverock (n.) The lark.
Lavished (imp. & p. p.) of Lavish
Lavisher (n.) One who lavishes.
Lavishly (adv.) In a lavish manner.
Lav/sium (n.) A supposed new metallic element. It is said to have been discovered in pyrites, and some other minerals, and to be of a silver-white color, and malleable.
Lawgiver (n.) One who makes or enacts a law or system of laws; a legislator.
Lawmaker (n.) A legislator; a lawgiver.
Lawsonia (n.) An Asiatic and North African shrub (Lawsonia inermis), with smooth oval leaves, and fragrant white flowers. Henna is prepared from the leaves and twigs. In England the shrub is called Egyptian privet, and in the West Indies, Jamaica mignonette.
Lawyerly (a.) Like, or becoming, a lawyer; as, lawyerlike sagacity.
Laxation (n.) The act of loosening or slackening, or the state of being loosened or slackened.
Laxative (a.) Having a tendency to loosen or relax.
Laxative (a.) Having the effect of loosening or opening the intestines, and relieving from constipation; -- opposed to astringent.
Laxative (n.) A laxative medicine. See the Note under Cathartic.
Layering (n.) A propagating by layers.
Laystall (n.) A place where rubbish, dung, etc., are laid or deposited.
Laystall (n.) A place where milch cows are kept, or cattle on the way to market are lodged.
Lazarist (n.) Alt. of Lazarite
Lazarite (n.) One of the Congregation of the Priests of the Mission, a religious institute founded by Vincent de Paul in 1624, and popularly called Lazarists or Lazarites from the College of St. Lazare in Paris, which was occupied by them until 1792.
Lazaroni (n. pl.) See Lazzaroni.
Laziness (n.) The state or quality of being lazy.
Lazulite (n.) A mineral of a light indigo-blue color, occurring in small masses, or in monoclinic crystals; blue spar. It is a hydrous phosphate of alumina and magnesia.
Lazyback (n.) A support for the back, attached to the seat of a carriage.
Macarize (v. t.) To congratulate.
Macaroni (n.) Long slender tubes made of a paste chiefly of wheat flour, and used as an article of food; Italian or Genoese paste.
Macaroni (n.) A medley; something droll or extravagant.
Macaroni (n.) A sort of droll or fool.
Macaroni (n.) A finical person; a fop; -- applied especially to English fops of about 1775.
Macaroni (n.) The designation of a body of Maryland soldiers in the Revolutionary War, distinguished by a rich uniform.
Macaroon (n.) A small cake, composed chiefly of the white of eggs, almonds, and sugar.
Macaroon (n.) A finical fellow, or macaroni.
Macavahu (n.) A small Brazilian monkey (Callithrix torquatus), -- called also collared teetee.
Maccaboy (n.) Alt. of Maccoboy
Maccoboy (n.) A kind of snuff.
Macerate (v. t.) To make lean; to cause to waste away.
Macerate (v. t.) To subdue the appetites of by poor and scanty diet; to mortify.
Macerate (v. t.) To soften by steeping in a liquid, with or without heat; to wear away or separate the parts of by steeping; as, to macerate animal or vegetable fiber.
Machinal (a.) Of or pertaining to machines.
Machined (imp. & p. p.) of Machine
Machiner (n.) One who or operates a machine; a machinist.
Macilent (a.) Lean; thin.
Mackerel (n.) A pimp; also, a bawd.
Mackerel (n.) Any species of the genus Scomber, and of several related genera. They are finely formed and very active oceanic fishes. Most of them are highly prized for food.
Mackinaw () A thick blanket formerly in common use in the western part of the United States.
Maclurea (n.) A genus of spiral gastropod shells, often of large size, characteristic of the lower Silurian rocks.
Maclurin (n.) See Morintannic.
Macropod (n.) Any one of a group of maioid crabs remarkable for the length of their legs; -- called also spider crab.
Macropus (n.) genus of marsupials including the common kangaroo.
Macroura (a.) Alt. of Macroural
Macrural (a.) Same as Macrurous.
Macruran (n.) One of the Macrura.
Maculate (v.) To spot; to stain; to blur.
Maculate (a.) Marked with spots or maculae; blotched; hence, defiled; impure; as, most maculate thoughts.
Maculose (a.) Of or pertaining to spots upon a surface; spotted; maculate.
Mesdames (pl. ) of Madam
Mesdames (pl. ) of Madame
Madbrain (a.) Hot-headed; rash.
Madbrain (n.) A rash or hot-headed person.
Maddened (imp. & p. p.) of Madden
Madecass (n.) Alt. of Madecassee
Madefied (imp. & p. p.) of Madefy
Madhouse (n.) A house where insane persons are confined; an insane asylum; a bedlam.
Madrague (n.) A large fish pound used for the capture of the tunny in the Mediterranean; also applied to the seines used for the same purpose.
Madrigal (n.) A little amorous poem, sometimes called a pastoral poem, containing some tender and delicate, though simple, thought.
Madrigal (n.) An unaccompanied polyphonic song, in four, five, or more parts, set to secular words, but full of counterpoint and imitation, and adhering to the old church modes. Unlike the freer glee, it is best sung with several voices on a part. See Glee.
Maegbote (n.) Alt. of Magbote
Maestoso (a. & adv.) Majestic or majestically; -- a direction to perform a passage or piece of music in a dignified manner.
Magazine (n.) A receptacle in which anything is stored, especially military stores, as ammunition, arms, provisions, etc.
Magazine (n.) The building or room in which the supply of powder is kept in a fortification or a ship.
Magazine (n.) A chamber in a gun for holding a number of cartridges to be fed automatically to the piece.
Magazine (n.) A pamphlet published periodically containing miscellaneous papers or compositions.
Magazine (v. t.) To store in, or as in, a magazine; to store up for use.
Magdalen (n.) A reformed prostitute.
Maggiore (a.) Greater, in respect to scales, intervals, etc., when used in opposition to minor; major.
Magician (n.) One skilled in magic; one who practices the black art; an enchanter; a necromancer; a sorcerer or sorceress; a conjurer.
Magister (n.) Master; sir; -- a title of the Middle Ages, given to a person in authority, or to one having a license from a university to teach philosophy and the liberal arts.
Magnesia (n.) A light earthy white substance, consisting of magnesium oxide, and obtained by heating magnesium hydrate or carbonate, or by burning magnesium. It has a slightly alka
Magnesic (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, magnesium; as, magnesic oxide.
Magnetic (a.) Alt. of Magnetical
Magnetic (n.) A magnet.
Magnetic (n.) Any metal, as iron, nickel, cobalt, etc., which may receive, by any means, the properties of the loadstone, and which then, when suspended, fixes itself in the direction of a magnetic meridian.
Magneto- () A prefix meaning pertaining to, produced by, or in some way connected with, magnetism.
Magnific (a.) Alt. of Magnifical
Magnolia (n.) A genus of American and Asiatic trees, with aromatic bark and large sweet-scented whitish or reddish flowers.
Maharmah (n.) A muslin wrapper for the head and the lower part of the face, worn by Turkish and Armenian women when they go abroad.
Mahogany (n.) A large tree of the genus Swietenia (S. Mahogoni), found in tropical America.
Mahogany (n.) The wood of the Swietenia Mahogoni. It is of a reddish brown color, beautifully veined, very hard, and susceptible of a fine polish. It is used in the manufacture of furniture.
Mahogany (n.) A table made of mahogany wood.
Mahoohoo (n.) The African white two-horned rhinoceros (Atelodus simus).
Mahratta (n.) One of a numerous people inhabiting the southwestern part of India. Also, the language of the Mahrattas; Mahrati. It is closely allied to Sanskrit.
Mahratta (a.) Of or pertaining to the Mahrattas.
Maidenly (a.) Like a maid; suiting a maid; maiden-like; gentle, modest, reserved.
Maidenly (adv.) In a maidenlike manner.
Maidhood (n.) Maidenhood.
Maidpale (a.) Pale, like a sick girl.
Maieutic (a.) Alt. of Maieutical
Mailable (a.) Admissible lawfully into the mail.
Mailclad (a.) Protected by a coat of mail; clad in armor.
Maimedly (adv.) In a maimed manner.
Mainland (n.) The continent; the principal land; -- opposed to island, or peninsula.
Mainmast (n.) The principal mast in a ship or other vessel.
Mainsail (n.) The principal sail in a ship or other vessel.
Mainstay (n.) The stay extending from the foot of the foremast to the maintop.
Mainstay (n.) Main support; principal dependence.
Maintain (v. t.) To hold or keep in any particular state or condition; to support; to sustain; to uphold; to keep up; not to suffer to fail or dec
Maintain (v. t.) To keep possession of; to hold and defend; not to surrender or relinquish.
Maintain (v. t.) To continue; not to suffer to cease or fail.
Maintain (v. t.) To bear the expense of; to support; to keep up; to supply with what is needed.
Maintain (v. t.) To affirm; to support or defend by argument.
Maistrie (n.) Alt. of Maistry
Majestic (a.) Possessing or exhibiting majesty; of august dignity, state
Majolica (n.) A kind of pottery, with opaque glazing and showy, which reached its greatest perfection in Italy in the 16th century.
Majorate (n.) The office or rank of a major.
Majorate (a.) To augment; to increase.
Majorcan (a.) Of or pertaining to Majorca.
Majorcan (n.) A native or inhabitant of Majorca.
Majority (n.) The quality or condition of being major or greater; superiority.
Majority (n.) The military rank of a major.
Majority (n.) The condition of being of full age, or authorized by law to manage one's own affairs.
Majority (n.) The greater number; more than half; as, a majority of mankind; a majority of the votes cast.
Majority (n.) Ancestors; ancestry.
Majority (n.) The amount or number by which one aggregate exceeds all other aggregates with which it is contrasted; especially, the number by which the votes for a successful candidate exceed those for all other candidates; as, he is elected by a majority of five hundred votes. See Plurality.
Makebate (n.) One who excites contentions and quarrels.
Makeless (a.) Matchless.
Makeless (a.) Without a mate.
Maladies (pl. ) of Malady
Malagash (n.) Same as Malagasy.
Malagasy (n. sing. & pl.) A native or natives of Madagascar; also (sing.), the language.
Malamate (n.) A salt of malamic acid.
Malamide (n.) The acid amide derived from malic acid, as a white crystal
Malapert (a.) Bold; forward; impudent; saucy; pert.
Malapert (n.) A malapert person.
Malarial (a.) Alt. of Malarious
Malarian (a.) Alt. of Malarious
Malaxate (v. t.) To soften by kneading or stirring with some thinner substance.
Maledict (a.) Accursed; abominable.
Malefice (n.) An evil deed; artifice; enchantment.
Maligned (imp. & p. p.) of Malign
Maligner (n.) One who maligns.
Malignly (adv.) In a malign manner; with malignity.
Malinger (v. i.) To act the part of a malingerer; to feign illness or inability.
Malleate (v. t.) To hammer; to beat into a plate or leaf.
Mallecho (n.) Same as Malicho.
Malleoli (pl. ) of Malleolus
Mallotus (n.) A genus of small Arctic fishes. One American species, the capelin (Mallotus villosus), is extensively used as bait for cod.
Malonate (a.) At salt of malonic acid.
Maltonic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, maltose; specif., designating an acid called also gluconic or dextronic acid. See Gluconic.
Maltreat (v. t.) To treat ill; to abuse; to treat roughly.
Maltster (n.) A maltman.
Maltworm (n.) A tippler.
Malvesie (n.) Malmsey wine. See Malmsey.
Mamaluke (n.) Same as Mameluke.
Mameluco (n.) A child born of a white father and Indian mother.
Mameluke (n.) One of a body of mounted soldiers recruited from slaves converted to Mohammedanism, who, during several centuries, had more or less control of the government of Egypt, until exterminated or dispersed by Mehemet Ali in 1811.
Mammalia (n. pl.) The highest class of Vertebrata. The young are nourished for a time by milk, or an analogous fluid, secreted by the mammary glands of the mother.
Mammetry (n.) See Mawmetry.
Mammifer (n.) A mammal. See Mammalia.
Mammilae (pl. ) of Mammilla
Mammilla (n.) The nipple.
Mammodis (n.) Coarse plain India muslins.
Manacled (imp. & p. p.) of Manacle
Managing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Manage
Managery (n.) Management; manner of using; conduct; direction.
Managery (n.) Husbandry; economy; frugality.
Manation (n.) The act of issuing or flowing out.
Manciple (n.) A steward; a purveyor, particularly of a college or Inn of Court.
Mandamus (n.) A writ issued by a superior court and directed to some inferior tribunal, or to some corporation or person exercising authority, commanding the performance of some specified duty.
Mandarin (n.) A Chinese public officer or nobleman; a civil or military official in China and Annam.
Mandarin (n.) A small orange, with easily separable rind. It is thought to be of Chinese origin, and is counted a distinct species (Citrus nobilis)mandarin orange; tangerine --.
Mandator (n.) A director; one who gives a mandate or order.
Mandator (n.) The person who employs another to perform a mandate.
Mandelic (a.) Pertaining to an acid first obtained from benzoic aldehyde (oil of better almonds), as a white crystal
Manderil (n.) A mandrel.
Mandible (n.) The bone, or principal bone, of the lower jaw; the inferior maxilla; -- also applied to either the upper or the lower jaw in the beak of birds.
Mandible (n.) The anterior pair of mouth organs of insects, crustaceaus, and related animals, whether adapted for biting or not. See Illust. of Diptera.
Mandioca (n.) See Manioc.
Mandment (n.) Commandment.
Mandolin (n.) Alt. of Mando
Mandrake (n.) A low plant (Mandragora officinarum) of the Nightshade family, having a fleshy root, often forked, and supposed to resemble a man. It was therefore supposed to have animal life, and to cry out when pulled up. All parts of the plant are strongly narcotic. It is found in the Mediterranean region.
Mandrake (n.) The May apple (Podophyllum peltatum). See May apple under May, and Podophyllum.
Mandrill (n.) a large West African baboon (Cynocephalus, / Papio, mormon). The adult male has, on the sides of the nose, large, naked, grooved swellings, conspicuously striped with blue and red.
Manducus (n.) A grotesque mask, representing a person chewing or grimacing, worn in processions and by comic actors on the stage.
Maneless (a.) Having no mane.
Manequin (n.) An artist's model of wood or other material.
Manerial (a.) See Manorial.
Maneuver (n.) Alt. of Manoeuvre
Maneuver (n.) Alt. of Manoeuvre
Maneuver (v. t.) Alt. of Manoeuvre
Mamgabey (n.) Any one of several African monkeys of the genus Cercocebus, as the sooty mangabey (C. fuliginosus), which is sooty black.
Manganic (a.) Of, pertaining to resembling, or containing, manganese; specif., designating compounds in which manganese has a higher valence as contrasted with manganous compounds. Cf. Manganous.
Mangcorn (n.) A mixture of wheat and rye, or other species of grain.
Mangling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mangle
Mangonel (n.) A military engine formerly used for throwing stones and javelins.
Mangrove (n.) The name of one or two trees of the genus Rhizophora (R. Mangle, and R. mucronata, the last doubtfully distinct) inhabiting muddy shores of tropical regions, where they spread by emitting aerial roots, which fasten in the sa
Mangrove (n.) The mango fish.
Manhaden (n.) See Menhaden.
Maniable (a.) Manageable.
Maniacal (a.) Affected with, or characterized by, madness; maniac.
Manicate (a.) Covered with hairs or pubescence so platted together and interwoven as to form a mass easily removed.
Manichee (n.) A believer in the doctrines of Manes, a Persian of the third century A. D., who taught a dualism in which Light is regarded as the source of Good, and Darkness as the source of Evil.
Manicure (n.) A person who makes a business of taking care of people's hands, especially their nails.
Manifest (a.) Evident to the senses, esp. to the sight; apparent; distinctly perceived; hence, obvious to the understanding; apparent to the mind; easily apprehensible; plain; not obscure or hidden.
Manifest (a.) Detected; convicted; -- with of.
Manifest (a.) A public declaration; an open statement; a manifesto. See Manifesto.
Manifest (a.) A list or invoice of a ship's cargo, containing a description by marks, numbers, etc., of each package of goods, to be exhibited at the customhouse.
Manifest (v. t.) To show plainly; to make to appear distinctly, -- usually to the mind; to put beyond question or doubt; to display; to exhibit.
Manifest (v. t.) To exhibit the manifests or prepared invoices of; to declare at the customhouse.
Manifold (a.) Various in kind or quality; many in number; numerous; multiplied; complicated.
Manifold (a.) Exhibited at divers times or in various ways; -- used to qualify nouns in the singular number.
Manifold (n.) A copy of a writing made by the manifold process.
Manifold (n.) A cylindrical pipe fitting, having a number of lateral outlets, for connecting one pipe with several others.
Manifold (n.) The third stomach of a ruminant animal.
Manifold (v. t.) To take copies of by the process of manifold writing; as, to manifold a letter.
Maniform (a.) Shaped like the hand.
Mannered (a.) Having a certain way, esp. a polite way, of carrying and conducting one's self.
Mannered (a.) Affected with mannerism; marked by excess of some characteristic peculiarity.
Mannerly (a.) Showing good manners; civil; respectful; complaisant.
Mannerly (adv.) With good manners.
Mannitan (n.) A white amorphous or crystal
Mannitic (a.) Of, pertaining to, resembling, or derived from, mannite.
Mannitol (n.) The technical name of mannite. See Mannite.
Manofwar (n) A government vessel employed for the purposes of war, esp. one of large size; a ship of war.
Manorial (a.) Of or pertaining to a manor.
Manovery (n.) A contrivance or maneuvering to catch game illegally.
Mansuete (a.) Tame; gentle; kind.
Manswear (v. i.) To swear falsely. Same as Mainswear.
Mantchoo (a. & n.) Same as Manchu.
Manteaux (pl. ) of Manteau
Manteaus (pl. ) of Manteau
Mantelet (n.) A short cloak formerly worn by knights.
Mantelet (n.) A short cloak or mantle worn by women.
Mantelet (n.) A musket-proof shield of rope, wood, or metal, which is sometimes used for the protection of sappers or riflemen while attacking a fortress, or of gunners at embrasures; -- now commonly written mantlet.
Mantilla (n.) A lady's light cloak of cape of silk, velvet, lace, or the like.
Mantilla (n.) A kind of veil, covering the head and falling down upon the shoulders; -- worn in Spain, Mexico, etc.
Mantissa (n.) The decimal part of a logarithm, as distinguished from the integral part, or characteristic.
Mantling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mantle
Mantling (n.) The representation of a mantle, or the drapery behind and around a coat of arms: -- called also lambrequin.
Manually (adv.) By hand.
Manubial (a.) Belonging to spoils; taken in war.
Manubria (pl. ) of Manubrium
Manucode (n.) Any bird of the genus Manucodia, of Australia and New Guinea. They are related to the bird of paradise.
Manumise (v. t.) To manumit.
Manurage (n.) Cultivation.
Manuring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Manure
Manurial (a.) Relating to manures.
Manuring (n.) The act of process of applying manure; also, the manure applied.
Manyways (adv.) Alt. of Manywise
Manywise (adv.) In many different ways; variously.
Marabout (n.) A Mohammedan saint; especially, one who claims to work cures supernaturally.
Marasmus (n.) A wasting of flesh without fever or apparent disease; a kind of consumption; atrophy; phthisis.
Marauded (imp. & p. p.) of Maraud
Marauder (v.) A rover in quest of booty or plunder; a plunderer; one who pillages.
Maravedi (n.) A small copper coin of Spain, equal to three mils American money, less than a farthing sterling. Also, an ancient Spanish gold coin.
Marbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Marble
Marbling (n.) The art or practice of variegating in color, in imitation of marble.
Marbling (n.) An intermixture of fat and lean in meat, giving it a marbled appearance.
Marbling (n.) Distinct markings resembling the variegations of marble, as on birds and insects.
Marching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of March
Marching () a. & n., fr. March, v.
Marchman (n.) A person living in the marches between England and Scotland or Wales.
Margaric (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, pearl; pearly.
Margarin (n.) A fatty substance, extracted from animal fats and certain vegetable oils, formerly supposed to be a definite compound of glycerin and margaric acid, but now known to be simply a mixture or combination of tristearin and teipalmitin.
Margined (imp. & p. p.) of Margin
Marginal (a.) Of or pertaining to a margin.
Marginal (a.) Written or printed in the margin; as, a marginal note or gloss.
Margined (a.) Having a margin.
Margined (a.) Bordered with a distinct
Margrave (n.) Originally, a lord or keeper of the borders or marches in Germany.
Margrave (n.) The English equivalent of the German title of nobility, markgraf; a marquis.
Marigold (n.) A name for several plants with golden yellow blossoms, especially the Calendula officinalis (see Calendula), and the cultivated species of Tagetes.
Marikina (n.) A small marmoset (Midas rosalia); the silky tamarin.
Marinade (n.) A brine or pickle containing wine and spices, for enriching the flavor of meat and fish.
Marinate (v. t.) To salt or pickle, as fish, and then preserve in oil or vinegar; to prepare by the use of marinade.
Maritime (a.) Bordering on, or situated near, the ocean; connected with the sea by site, interest, or power; having shipping and commerce or a navy; as, maritime states.
Maritime (a.) Of or pertaining to the ocean; marine; pertaining to navigation and naval affairs, or to shipping and commerce by sea.
Marjoram (n.) A genus of mintlike plants (Origanum) comprising about twenty-five species. The sweet marjoram (O. Majorana) is pecularly aromatic and fragrant, and much used in cookery. The wild marjoram of Europe and America is O. vulgare, far less fragrant than the other.
Markable (a.) Remarkable.
Marketed (imp. & p. p.) of Market
Marketer (n.) One who attends a market to buy or sell; one who carries goods to market.
Markhoor (n.) A large wild goat (Capra megaceros), having huge flattened spiral horns. It inhabits the mountains of Northern India and Cashmere.
Marksmen (pl. ) of Marksman
Marksman (n.) One skillful to hit a mark with a missile; one who shoots well.
Marksman (n.) One who makes his mark, instead of writing his name, in signing documents.
Marlitic (a.) Partaking of the qualites of marlite.
Marmalet (n.) See Marmalade.
Marmoset (n.) Any one of numerous species of small South American monkeys of the genera Hapale and Midas, family Hapalidae. They have long soft fur, and a hairy, nonprehensile tail. They are often kept as pets. Called also squirrel monkey.
Marmozet (n.) See Marmoset.
Maronite (n.) One of a body of nominal Christians, who speak the Arabic language, and reside on Mount Lebanon and in different parts of Syria. They take their name from one Maron of the 6th century.
Marooned (imp. & p. p.) of Maroon
Marquess (n.) A marquis.
Marquise (n.) The wife of a marquis; a marchioness.
Marriage (v. t.) The act of marrying, or the state of being married; legal union of a man and a woman for life, as husband and wife; wedlock; matrimony.
Marriage (v. t.) The marriage vow or contract.
Marriage (v. t.) A feast made on the occasion of a marriage.
Marriage (v. t.) Any intimate or close union.
Marrried (a.) Being in the state of matrimony; wedded; as, a married man or woman.
Marrried (a.) Of or pertaining to marriage; connubial; as, the married state.
Marrowed (imp. & p. p.) of Marrow
Marrying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Marry
Marsupia (pl. ) of Marsupium
Martagon (n.) A lily (Lilium Martagon) with purplish red flowers, found in Europe and Asia.
Mar-text (n.) A blundering preacher.
Martinet (n.) In military language, a strict disciplinarian; in general, one who lays stress on a rigid adherence to the details of discip
Martinet (n.) The martin.
Martyred (imp. & p. p.) of Martyr
Martyrly (adv.) In the manner of a martyr.
Marveled (imp. & p. p.) of Marvel
Mary-bud (n.) The marigold; a blossom of the marigold.
Marysole (n.) A large British fluke, or flounder (Rhombus megastoma); -- called also carter, and whiff.
Mascotte (n.) A person who is supposed to bring good luck to the household to which he or she belongs; anything that brings good luck.
Masorite (n.) One of the writers of the Masora.
Massacre (n.) The killing of a considerable number of human beings under circumstances of atrocity or cruelty, or contrary to the usages of civilized people; as, the massacre on St. Bartholomew's Day.
Massacre (n.) Murder.
Massacre (n.) To kill in considerable numbers where much resistance can not be made; to kill with indiscriminate violence, without necessity, and contrary to the usages of nations; to butcher; to slaughter; -- limited to the killing of human beings.
Masseter (n.) The large muscle which raises the under jaw, and assists in mastication.
Masseuse (n. f.) One who performs massage.
Massicot (n.) Lead protoxide, PbO, obtained as a yellow amorphous powder, the fused and crystal
Massoret (n.) Same as Masorite.
Mastered (imp. & p. p.) of Master
Masterly (a.) Suitable to, or characteristic of, a master; indicating thorough knowledge or superior skill and power; showing a master's hand; as, a masterly design; a masterly performance; a masterly policy.
Masterly (a.) Imperious; domineering; arbitrary.
Masterly (adv.) With the skill of a master.
Masthead (n.) The top or head of a mast; the part of a mast above the hounds.
Masthead (v. t.) To cause to go to the masthead as a punishment.
Masticin (n.) A white, amorphous, tenacious substance resembling caoutchouc, and obtained as an insoluble residue of mastic.
Masticot (n.) Massicot.
Mastiffs (pl. ) of Mastiff
Mastives (pl. ) of Mastiff
Mastitis (n.) Inflammation of the breast.
Mastless (a.) Bearing no mast; as, a mastless oak or beech.
Mastless (a.) Having no mast; as, a mastless vessel.
Mastodon (n.) An extinct genus of mammals closely allied to the elephant, but having less complex molar teeth, and often a pair of lower, as well as upper, tusks, which are incisor teeth. The species were mostly larger than elephants, and their romains occur in nearly all parts of the world in deposits ranging from Miocene to late Quaternary time.
Mastress (n.) Mistress.
Matachin (n.) An old dance with swords and bucklers; a sword dance.
Matadore (n.) Alt. of Matador
Matamata (n.) The bearded tortoise (Chelys fimbriata) of South American rivers.
Matching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Match
Mateless (a.) Having no mate.
Matelote (n.) A dish of food composed of many kinds of fish.
Material (a.) Consisting of matter; not spiritual; corporeal; physical; as, material substance or bodies.
Material (a.) Hence: Pertaining to, or affecting, the physical nature of man, as distinguished from the mental or moral nature; relating to the bodily wants, interests, and comforts.
Material (a.) Of solid or weighty character; not insubstantial; of cinsequence; not be dispensed with; important.
Material (a.) Pertaining to the matter, as opposed to the form, of a thing. See Matter.
Material (n.) The substance or matter of which anything is made or may be made.
Material (v. t.) To form from matter; to materialize.
Materiel (n.) That in a complex system which constitutes the materials, or instruments employed, in distinction from the personnel, or men; as, the baggage, munitions, provisions, etc., of an army; or the buildings, libraries, and apparatus of a college, in distinction from its officers.
Maternal (a.) Of or pertaining to a mother; becoming to a mother; motherly; as, maternal love; maternal tenderness.
Matfelon (n.) The knapweed (Centaurea nigra).
Mathesis (n.) Learning; especially, mathematics.
Mathurin (n.) See Trinitarian.
Matrices (pl. ) of Matrix
Matronal (a.) Of or pertaining to a matron; suitable to an elderly lady or to a married woman; grave; motherly.
Matronly (a.) Advanced in years; elderly.
Matronly (a.) Like, or befitting, a matron; grave; sedate.
Mattages (n.) A shrike or butcher bird; -- written also matagasse.
Mattered (imp. & p. p.) of Matter
Mattress (n.) A quilted bed; a bed stuffed with hair, moss, or other suitable material, and quilted or otherwise fastened.
Mattress (n.) A mass of interwoven brush, poles, etc., to protect a bank from being worn away by currents or waves.
Maturant (n.) A medicine, or application, which promotes suppuration.
Maturate (a.) To bring to ripeness or maturity; to ripen.
Maturate (a.) To promote the perfect suppuration of (an abscess).
Maturate (v. i.) To ripen; to become mature; specif/cally, to suppurate.
Maturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mature
Maturely (adv.) In a mature manner; with ripeness; completely.
Maturely (adv.) With caution; deliberately.
Maturely (adv.) Early; soon.
Maturing (a.) Approaching maturity; as, maturing fruits; maturing notes of hand.
Maturity (n.) The state or quality of being mature; ripeness; full development; as, the maturity of corn or of grass; maturity of judgment; the maturity of a plan.
Maturity (n.) Arrival of the time fixed for payment; a becoming due; termination of the period a note, etc., has to run.
Matutine (a.) Matutinal.
Maundril (n.) A pick with two prongs, to pry with.
Mauveine (n.) An artificial organic base, obtained by oxidizing a mixture of ani
Maverick (n.) In the southwestern part of the united States, a bullock or heifer that has not been branded, and is unclaimed or wild; -- said to be from Maverick, the name of a cattle owner in Texas who neglected to brand his cattle.
Mawmetry (n.) The religion of Mohammed; also, idolatry. See Mawmet.
Maxillae (pl. ) of Maxilla
Maxillar (a.) Alt. of Maxillary
Maximize (v. t.) To increase to the highest degree.
Maybloom (n.) The hawthorn.
Mayoress (n.) The wife of a mayor.
Mazarine (a.) Of or pertaining to Cardinal Mazarin, prime minister of France, 1643-1661.
Mazarine (n.) Mazarine blue.
Mazdeism (n.) The Zoroastrian religion.
Maziness (n.) The state or quality of being mazy.
Mazology (n.) Same as Mastology.
Mazourka (n.) Alt. of Mazurka
Nacreous (a.) Consisting of, or resembling, nacre; pearly.
Nailless (a.) Without nails; having no nails.
Nainsook (n.) A thick sort of jaconet muslin, plain or striped, formerly made in India.
Naissant (a.) Same as Jessant.
Namation (n.) A distraining or levying of a distress; an impounding.
Nameless (a.) Without a name; not having been given a name; as, a nameless star.
Nameless (a.) Undistinguished; not noted or famous.
Nameless (a.) Not known or mentioned by name; anonymous; as, a nameless writer.
Nameless (a.) Unnamable; indescribable; inexpressible.
Namesake (n.) One that has the same name as another; especially, one called after, or named out of regard to, another.
Naperies (pl. ) of Napery
Naphthol (n.) Any one of a series of hydroxyl derivatives of naphthalene, analogous to phenol. In general they are crystal
Naphthyl (n.) A hydrocarbon radical regarded as the essential residue of naphthalene.
Naperian (a.) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Napier, or Naper.
Napiform (a.) Turnip-shaped; large and round in the upper part, and very slender below.
Napoleon (n.) A French gold coin of twenty francs, or about $3.86.
Narceine (n.) An alkaloid found in small quantities in opium, and extracted as a white crystal
Narcosis (n.) Privation of sense or consciousness, due to a narcotic.
Narcotic (a.) Having the properties of a narcotic; operating as a narcotic.
Narcotic (n.) A drug which, in medicinal doses, generally allays morbid susceptibility, relieves pain, and produces sleep; but which, in poisonous doses, produces stupor, coma, or convulsions, and, when given in sufficient quantity, causes death. The best examples are opium (with morphine), belladonna (with atropine), and conium.
Nargileh (n.) An apparatus for smoking tobacco. It has a long flexible tube, and the smoke is drawn through water.
Nariform (a.) Formed like the nose.
Narrable (a.) Capable of being narrated or told.
Narrated (imp. & p. p.) of Narrate
Narrator (n.) One who narrates; one who relates a series of events or transactions.
Narrowed (imp. & p. p.) of Narrow
Narrower (n.) One who, or that which, narrows or contracts.
Narrowly (adv.) With little breadth; in a narrow manner.
Narrowly (adv.) Without much extent; contractedly.
Narrowly (adv.) With minute scrutiny; closely; as, to look or watch narrowly; to search narrowly.
Narrowly (adv.) With a little margin or space; by a small distance; hence, closely; hardly; barely; only just; -- often with reference to an avoided danger or misfortune; as, he narrowly escaped.
Narrowly (adv.) Sparingly; parsimoniously.
Nasality (n.) The quality or state of being nasal.
Nasalize (v. t.) To render nasal, as sound; to insert a nasal or sound in.
Nasalize (v. t.) To utter words or letters with a nasal sound; to speak through the nose.
Nascency (n.) State of being nascent; birth; beginning; origin.
Nasiform (a.) Having the shape of a nose.
Nataloin (n.) A bitter crystal
Natantly (adv.) In a floating manner; swimmingly.
Natation (n.) The act of floating on the water; swimming.
Natatory (a.) Adapted for swimming or floating; as, natatory organs.
Natchnee (n.) An annual grass (Eleusine coracona), cultivated in India as a food plant.
Nathless (conj.) Nevertheless.
Nathmore (adv.) Not the more; never the more.
Naticoid (a.) Like or belonging to Natica, or the family Naticidae.
National (a.) Of or pertaining to a nation; common to a whole people or race; public; general; as, a national government, language, dress, custom, calamity, etc.
National (a.) Attached to one's own country or nation.
Natively (adv.) By natural or original condition; naturally; originally.
Nativism (n.) The disposition to favor the native inhabitants of a country, in preference to immigrants from foreign countries.
Nativism (n.) The doctrine of innate ideas, or that the mind possesses forms of thought independent of sensation.
Nativist (n.) An advocate of nativism.
Nativies (pl. ) of Nativity
Nativity (n.) The coming into life or into the world; birth; also, the circumstances attending birth, as time, place, manner, etc.
Nativity (n.) A picture representing or symbolizing the early infancy of Christ. The simplest form is the babe in a rude cradle, and the heads of an ox and an ass to express the stable in which he was born.
Nativity (n.) A representation of the positions of the heavenly bodies as the moment of one's birth, supposed to indicate his future destinies; a horoscope.
Naturism (n.) The belief or doctrine that attributes everything to nature as a sanative agent.
Naturist (n.) One who believes in, or conforms to, the theory of naturism.
Naturity (n.) The quality or state of being produced by nature.
Naturize (v. t.) To endow with a nature or qualities; to refer to nature.
Naufrage (n.) Shipwreck; ruin.
Naughtly (adv.) Naughtily; wrongly.
Naumachy (n.) A naval battle; esp., a mock sea fight.
Naumachy (n.) A show or spectacle representing a sea fight; also, a place for such exhibitions.
Nauplius (n.) A crustacean larva having three pairs of locomotive organs (corresponding to the antennules, antennae, and mandibles), a median eye, and little or no segmentation of the body.
Nauscopy (n.) The power or act of discovering ships or land at considerable distances.
Nauseant (n.) A substance which produces nausea.
Nauseate (v. i.) To become squeamish; to feel nausea; to turn away with disgust.
Nauseate (v. t.) To affect with nausea; to sicken; to cause to feel loathing or disgust.
Nauseate (v. t.) To sicken at; to reject with disgust; to loathe.
Nauseous (a.) Causing, or fitted to cause, nausea; sickening; loathsome; disgusting; exciting abhorrence; as, a nauseous drug or medicine.
Nautical (a.) Of or pertaining to seamen, to the art of navigation, or to ships; as, nautical skill.
Nautilus (n.) The only existing genus of tetrabranchiate cephalopods. About four species are found living in the tropical Pacific, but many other species are found fossil. The shell is spiral, symmetrical, and chambered, or divided into several cavities by simple curved partitions, which are traversed and connected together by a continuous and nearly central tube or siphuncle. See Tetrabranchiata.
Nautilus (n.) The argonaut; -- also called paper nautilus. See Argonauta, and Paper nautilus, under Paper.
Nautilus (n.) A variety of diving bell, the lateral as well as vertical motions of which are controlled, by the occupants.
Navajoes (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians inhabiting New Mexico and Arizona, allied to the Apaches. They are now largely engaged in agriculture.
Navarchy (n.) Nautical skill or experience.
Navigate (v. i.) To joirney by water; to go in a vessel or ship; to perform the duties of a navigator; to use the waters as a highway or channel for commerce or communication; to sail.
Navigate (v. t.) To pass over in ships; to sail over or on; as, to navigate the Atlantic.
Navigate (v. t.) To steer, direct, or manage in sailing; to conduct (ships) upon the water by the art or skill of seamen; as, to navigate a ship.
Nazarene (n.) A native or inhabitant of Nazareth; -- a term of contempt applied to Christ and the early Christians.
Nazarene (n.) One of a sect of Judaizing Christians in the first and second centuries, who observed the laws of Moses, and held to certain heresies.
Nazarite (n.) A Jew bound by a vow to lave the hair uncut, to abstain from wine and strong drink, and to practice extraordinary purity of life and devotion, the obligation being for life, or for a certain time. The word is also used adjectively.
Nazirite (n.) A Nazarite.
Oarsweed (n.) Any large seaweed of the genus Laminaria; tangle; kelp. See Kelp.
Oathable (a.) Capable of having an oath administered to.
Pabulous (a.) Affording pabulum, or food; alimental.
Pacation (n.) The act of pacifying; a peacemaking.
Pachalic (a. & n.) See Pashalic.
Parchesi (n.) A game, somewhat resembling backgammon, originating in India.
Pachonta (n.) A substance resembling gutta-percha, and used to adulterate it, obtained from the East Indian tree Isonandra acuminata.
Pachyote (n.) One of a family of bats, including those which have thick external ears.
Pacified (imp. & p. p.) of Pacify
Pacinian (a.) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Filippo Pacini, an Italian physician of the 19th century.
Packeted (imp. & p. p.) of Packet
Packfong (n.) A Chinese alloy of nickel, zinc, and copper, resembling German silver.
Paddling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Paddle
Padelion (n.) A plant with pedately lobed leaves; the lady's mantle.
Padishah (n.) Chief ruler; monarch; sovereign; -- a title of the Sultan of Turkey, and of the Shah of Persia.
Padrones (pl. ) of Padrone
Paduasoy (n.) A rich and heavy silk stuff.
Paducahs (n. pl.) See Comanches.
Paeonine (n.) An artifical red nitrogenous dyestuff, called also red coral
Pagandom (n.) The pagan lands; pagans, collectively; paganism.
Paganish (a.) Of or pertaining to pagans; heathenish.
Paganism (n.) The state of being pagan; pagan characteristics; esp., the worship of idols or false gods, or the system of religious opinions and worship maintained by pagans; heathenism.
Paganity (n.) The state of being a pagan; paganism.
Paganize (v. t.) To render pagan or heathenish; to convert to paganism.
Paganize (v. i.) To behave like pagans.
Pagehood (n.) The state of being a page.
Pagodite (n.) Agalmatolite; -- so called because sometimes carved by the Chinese into the form of pagodas. See Agalmatolite.
Pagurian (n.) Any one of a tribe of anomuran crustaceans, of which Pagurus is a type; the hermit crab. See Hermit crab, under Hermit.
Pahoehoe (n.) A name given in the Sandwich Islands to lava having a relatively smooth surface, in distinction from the rough-surfaced lava, called a-a.
Pailfuls (pl. ) of Pailful
Pailmall (n. & a.) See Pall-mall.
Painable (a.) Causing pain; painful.
Painless (a.) Free from pain; without pain.
Painting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Paint
Painting (n.) The act or employment of laying on, or adorning with, paints or colors.
Painting (n.) The work of the painter; also, any work of art in which objects are represented in color on a flat surface; a colored representation of any object or scene; a picture.
Painting (n.) Color laid on; paint.
Painting (n.) A depicting by words; vivid representation in words.
Painture (v. t.) The art of painting.
Pairment (n.) Impairment.
Palatial (a.) Of or pertaining to a palace; suitable for a palace; resembling a palace; royal; magnificent; as, palatial structures.
Palatial (a.) Palatal; palatine.
Palatial (n.) A palatal letter.
Palatine (a.) Of or pertaining to a palace, or to a high officer of a palace; hence, possessing royal privileges.
Palatine (n.) One invested with royal privileges and rights within his domains; a count palatine. See Count palatine, under 4th Count.
Palatine (n.) The Palatine hill in Rome.
Palatine (a.) Of or pertaining to the palate.
Palatine (n.) A palatine bone.
Palative (a.) Pleasing to the taste; palatable.
Palatize (v. t.) To modify, as the tones of the voice, by means of the palate; as, to palatize a letter or sound.
Paleface (n.) A white person; -- an appellation supposed to have been applied to the whites by the American Indians.
Paleness (n.) The quality or condition of being pale; want of freshness or ruddiness; a sickly whiteness; lack of color or luster; wanness.
Palenque (n. pl.) A collective name for the Indians of Nicaragua and Honduras.
Paleolae (pl. ) of Paleola
Palestra (n.) A wrestling school; hence, a gymnasium, or place for athletic exercise in general.
Palestra (n.) A wrestling; the exercise of wrestling.
Palewise (adv.) In the manner of a pale or pales; by perpendicular
Palgrave (n.) See Palsgrave.
Paliform (a.) Resembling a palus; as, the paliform lobes of the septa in corals.
Palilogy (n.) The repetition of a word, or part of a sentence, for the sake of greater emphasis; as, "The living, the living, he shall praise thee."
Palinode (n.) An ode recanting, or retracting, a former one; also, a repetition of an ode.
Palinode (n.) A retraction; esp., a formal retraction.
Palinody (n.) See Palinode.
Palisade (n.) A strong, long stake, one end of which is set firmly in the ground, and the other is sharpened; also, a fence formed of such stakes set in the ground as a means of defense.
Palisade (n.) Any fence made of pales or sharp stakes.
Palisade (v. t.) To surround, inclose, or fortify, with palisades.
Palisado (n.) A palisade.
Palisado (v. t.) To palisade.
Palladic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, palladium; -- used specifically to designate those compounds in which the element has a higher valence as contrasted with palladious compounds.
Palliard (n.) A born beggar; a vagabond.
Palliard (n.) A lecher; a lewd person.
Palliate (a.) Covered with a mant/e; cloaked; disguised.
Palliate (a.) Eased; mitigated; alleviated.
Palliate (v. t.) To cover with a mantle or cloak; to cover up; to hide.
Palliate (v. t.) To cover with excuses; to conceal the enormity of, by excuses and apologies; to extenuate; as, to palliate faults.
Palliate (v. t.) To reduce in violence; to lessen or abate; to mitigate; to ease withhout curing; as, to palliate a disease.
Pallidly (adv.) In a pallid manner.
Palliums (pl. ) of Pallium
Palmaria (pl. ) of Palmarium
Palmated (a.) Having the shape of the hand; resembling a hand with the fingers spread.
Palmated (a.) Spreading from the apex of a petiole, as the divisions of a leaf, or leaflets, so as to resemble the hand with outspread fingers.
Palmated (a.) Having the anterior toes united by a web, as in most swimming birds; webbed.
Palmated (a.) Having the distal portion broad, flat, and more or less divided into lobes; -- said of certain corals, antlers, etc.
Palmette (n.) A floral ornament, common in Greek and other ancient architecture; -- often called the honeysuckle ornament.
Palmetto (n.) A name given to palms of several genera and species growing in the West Indies and the Southern United States. In the United States, the name is applied especially to the Chamaerops, / Sabal, Palmetto, the cabbage tree of Florida and the Carolinas. See Cabbage tree, under Cabbage.
Palmiped (a.) Web-footed, as a water fowl.
Palmiped (n.) A swimming bird; a bird having webbed feet.
Palmitic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, palmitin or palm oil; as, palmitic acid, a white crystal
Palmitin (n.) A solid crystallizable fat, found abundantly in animals and in vegetables. It occurs mixed with stearin and olein in the fat of animal tissues, with olein and butyrin in butter, with olein in olive oil, etc. Chemically, it is a glyceride of palmitic acid, three molecules of palmitic acid being united to one molecule of glyceryl, and hence it is technically called tripalmitin, or glyceryl tripalmitate.
Palpable (a.) Capable of being touched and felt; perceptible by the touch; as, a palpable form.
Palpable (a.) Easily perceptible; plain; distinct; obvious; readily perceived and detected; gross; as, palpable imposture; palpable absurdity; palpable errors.
Palpator (n.) One of a family of clavicorn beetles, including those which have very long maxillary palpi.
Palpebra (n.) The eyelid.
Palpifer (n.) Same as Palpiger.
Palpiger (n.) That portion of the labium which bears the palpi in insects.
Palpless (a.) Without a palpus.
Palpocil (n.) A minute soft filamentary process springing from the surface of certain hydroids and sponges.
Palsical (a.) Affected with palsy; palsied; paralytic.
Palstave (n.) A peculiar bronze adz, used in prehistoric Europe about the middle of the bronze age.
Palsying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Palsy
Paltered (imp. & p. p.) of Palter
Palterer (n.) One who palters.
Palterly (a. & adv.) Paltry; shabby; shabbily; paltrily.
Paltrily (adv.) In a paltry manner.
Paludina (n.) Any one of numerous species of freshwater pectinibranchiate mollusks, belonging to Paludina, Melantho, and allied genera. They have an operculated shell which is usually green, often with brown bands. See Illust. of Pond snail, under Pond.
Paludine (a.) Of or pertaining to a marsh.
Paludism (n.) The morbid phenomena produced by dwelling among marshes; malarial disease or disposition.
Paludose (a.) Growing or living in marshy places; marshy.
Pampered (imp. & p. p.) of Pamper
Pampered (a.) Fed luxuriously; indulged to the full; hence, luxuriant.
Pamperer (n.) One who, or that which, pampers.
Pamperos (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians inhabiting the pampas of South America.
Pamphlet (n.) A writing; a book.
Pamphlet (n.) A small book consisting of a few sheets of printed paper, stitched together, often with a paper cover, but not bound; a short essay or written discussion, usually on a subject of current interest.
Pamphlet (v. i.) To write a pamphlet or pamphlets.
Panabase (n.) Same as Tetrahedrite.
Panacean (a.) Having the properties of a panacea.
Pancarte (n.) A royal charter confirming to a subject all his possessions.
Panchway (n.) A Bengalese four-oared boat for passengers.
Pancreas (n.) The sweetbread, a gland connected with the intestine of nearly all vertebrates. It is usually elongated and light-colored, and its secretion, called the pancreatic juice, is discharged, often together with the bile, into the upper part of the intestines, and is a powerful aid in digestion. See Illust. of Digestive apparatus.
Pandanus (n.) A genus of endogenous plants. See Screw pine.
Pandemic (a.) Affecting a whole people or a number of countries; everywhere epidemic.
Pandemic (n.) A pandemic disease.
Pandered (imp. & p. p.) of Pander
Panderly (a.) Having the quality of a pander.
Pandowdy (n.) A deep pie or pudding made of baked apples, or of sliced bread and apples baked together, with no bottom crust.
Panegyry (n.) A panegyric.
Panelled () of Panel
Paneling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Panel
Paneless (a.) Without panes.
Paneling (n.) A forming in panels; panelwork.
Pangless (a.) Without a pang; painless.
Pangolin (n.) Any one of several species of Manis, Pholidotus, and related genera, found in Africa and Asia. They are covered with imbricated scales, and feed upon ants. Called also scaly ant-eater.
Panicled (a.) Furnished with panicles; arranged in, or like, panicles; paniculate.
Pannikel (n.) The brainpan, or skull; hence, the crest.
Pannikin (n.) A small pan or cup.
Panorama (n.) A complete view in every direction.
Panorama (n.) A picture presenting a view of objects in every direction, as from a central point.
Panorama (n.) A picture representing scenes too extended to be beheld at once, and so exhibited a part at a time, by being unrolled, and made to pass continuously before the spectator.
Panorpid (n.) Any neuropterous insect of the genus Panorpa, and allied genera. The larvae feed on plant lice.
Pansophy (n.) Universal wisdom; esp., a system of universal knowledge proposed by Comenius (1592 -- 1671), a Moravian educator.
Pantable (n.) See Pantofle.
Pantalet (n.) One of the legs of the loose drawers worn by children and women; particularly, the lower part of such a garment, coming below the knee, often made in a separate piece; -- chiefly in the plural.
Pantheon (n.) A temple dedicated to all the gods; especially, the building so called at Rome.
Pantheon (n.) The collective gods of a people, or a work treating of them; as, a divinity of the Greek pantheon.
Pantofle (n.) A slipper for the foot.
Pantries (pl. ) of Pantry
Panurgic (a.) Skilled in all kinds of work.
Panzoism (n.) A term used to denote all of the elements or factors which constitute vitality or vital energy.
Papabote (n.) The upland plover.
Papalist (n.) A papist.
Papality (n.) The papacy.
Papalize (v. t.) To make papal.
Papalize (v. i.) To conform to popery.
Paparchy (n.) Government by a pope; papal rule.
Papering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Paper
Papillae (pl. ) of Papilla
Papillar (a.) Same as Papillose.
Papistic (a.) Alt. of Papistical
Papistry (n.) The doctrine and ceremonies of the Church of Rome; popery.
Pappoose (n.) Same as Papoose.
Papulose (a.) Having papulae; papillose; as, a papulose leaf.
Papulous (a.) Covered with, or characterized by, papulae; papulose.
Papyrean (a.) Of or pertaining to papyrus, or to paper; papyraceous.
Papyrine (n.) Imitation parchment, made by soaking unsized paper in dilute sulphuric acid.
Parabola (n.) A kind of curve; one of the conic sections formed by the intersection of the surface of a cone with a plane parallel to one of its sides. It is a curve, any point of which is equally distant from a fixed point, called the focus, and a fixed straight
Parabola (n.) One of a group of curves defined by the equation y = axn where n is a positive whole number or a positive fraction. For the cubical parabola n = 3; for the semicubical parabola n = /. See under Cubical, and Semicubical. The parabolas have infinite branches, but no recti
Parabole (n.) Similitude; comparison.
Parading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Parade
Paradigm (n.) An example; a model; a pattern.
Paradigm (n.) An example of a conjugation or declension, showing a word in all its different forms of inflection.
Paradigm (n.) An illustration, as by a parable or fable.
Paradise (n.) The garden of Eden, in which Adam and Eve were placed after their creation.
Paradise (n.) The abode of sanctified souls after death.
Paradise (n.) A place of bliss; a region of supreme felicity or delight; hence, a state of happiness.
Paradise (n.) An open space within a monastery or adjoining a church, as the space within a cloister, the open court before a basilica, etc.
Paradise (n.) A churchyard or cemetery.
Paradise (v. t.) To affect or exalt with visions of felicity; to entrance; to bewitch.
Paradoxy (n.) A paradoxical statement; a paradox.
Paradoxy (n.) The quality or state of being paradoxical.
Paraffin (n.) Alt. of Paraffine
Paragoge (n.) The addition of a letter or syllable to the end of a word, as withouten for without.
Paragoge (n.) Coaptation.
Paragram (n.) A pun.
Parakeet (n.) Same as Parrakeet.
Paralian (n.) A dweller by the sea.
Parallax (n.) The apparent displacement, or difference of position, of an object, as seen from two different stations, or points of view.
Parallax (n.) The apparent difference in position of a body (as the sun, or a star) as seen from some point on the earth's surface, and as seen from some other conventional point, as the earth's center or the sun.
Parallel (a.) Extended in the same direction, and in all parts equally distant; as, parallel
Parallel (a.) Having the same direction or tendency; running side by side; being in accordance (with); tending to the same result; -- used with to and with.
Parallel (a.) Continuing a resemblance through many particulars; applicable in all essential parts; like; similar; as, a parallel case; a parallel passage.
Parallel (n.) A
Parallel (n.) Direction conformable to that of another
Parallel (n.) Conformity continued through many particulars or in all essential points; resemblance; similarity.
Parallel (n.) A comparison made; elaborate tracing of similarity; as, Johnson's parallel between Dryden and Pope.
Parallel (n.) Anything equal to, or resembling, another in all essential particulars; a counterpart.
Parallel (n.) One of the imaginary circles on the surface of the earth, parallel to the equator, marking the latitude; also, the corresponding
Parallel (n.) One of a series of long trenches constructed before a besieged fortress, by the besieging force, as a cover for troops supporting the attacking batteries. They are roughly parallel to the
Parallel (n.) A character consisting of two parallel vertical
Parallel (v. t.) To place or set so as to be parallel; to place so as to be parallel to, or to conform in direction with, something else.
Parallel (v. t.) Fig.: To make to conform to something else in character, motive, aim, or the like.
Parallel (v. t.) To equal; to match; to correspond to.
Parallel (v. t.) To produce or adduce as a parallel.
Parallel (v. i.) To be parallel; to correspond; to be like.
Paralogy (n.) False reasoning; paralogism.
Paralyse (v. t.) Same as Paralyze.
Paralyze (v. t.) To affect or strike with paralysis or palsy.
Paralyze (v. t.) Fig.: To unnerve; to destroy or impair the energy of; to render ineffective; as, the occurrence paralyzed the community; despondency paralyzed his efforts.
Parament (n.) Ornamental hangings, furniture, etc., as of a state apartment; rich and elegant robes worn by men of rank; -- chiefly in the plural.
Paramere (n.) One of the symmetrical halves of any one of the radii, or spheromeres, of a radiate animal, as a starfish.
Paramour (n.) A lover, of either sex; a wooer or a mistress (formerly in a good sense, now only in a bad one); one who takes the place, without possessing the rights, of a husband or wife; -- used of a man or a woman.
Paramour (n.) Love; gallantry.
Paramour (adv.) Alt. of Paramours
Paranoia (n.) Mental derangement; insanity.
Para nut () The Brazil nut.
Parapegm (n.) An engraved tablet, usually of brass, set up in a public place.
Paraphed (imp. & p. p.) of Paraph
Paraquet (n.) Alt. of Paraquito
Parasang (n.) A Persian measure of length, which, according to Herodotus and Xenophon, was thirty stadia, or somewhat more than three and a half miles. The measure varied in different times and places, and, as now used, is estimated at from three and a half to four English miles.
Parasita (n. pl.) An artificial group formerly made for parasitic insects, as lice, ticks, mites, etc.
Parasita (n. pl.) A division of copepod Crustacea, having a sucking mouth, as the lerneans. They are mostly parasites on fishes. Called also Siphonostomata.
Parasite (n.) One who frequents the tables of the rich, or who lives at another's expense, and earns his welcome by flattery; a hanger-on; a toady; a sycophant.
Parasite (n.) A plant obtaining nourishment immediately from other plants to which it attaches itself, and whose juices it absorbs; -- sometimes, but erroneously, called epiphyte.
Parasite (n.) A plant living on or within an animal, and supported at its expense, as many species of fungi of the genus Torrubia.
Parasite (n.) An animal which lives during the whole or part of its existence on or in the body of some other animal, feeding upon its food, blood, or tissues, as lice, tapeworms, etc.
Parasite (n.) An animal which steals the food of another, as the parasitic jager.
Parasite (n.) An animal which habitually uses the nest of another, as the cowbird and the European cuckoo.
Parauque (n.) A bird (Nyctidromus albicollis) ranging from Texas to South America. It is allied to the night hawk and goatsucker.
Paravail (a.) At the bottom; lowest.
Paravant (adv.) Alt. of Paravant
Paravant (adv.) In front; publicly.
Paravant (adv.) Beforehand; first.
Paraxial (a.) On either side of the axis of the skeleton.
Parbreak (v. i. & t.) To throw out; to vomit.
Parbreak (n.) Vomit.
Parceled (imp. & p. p.) of Parcel
Parcener (n.) A coheir, or one of two or more persons to whom an estate of inheritance descends jointly, and by whom it is held as one estate.
Parching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Parch
Parchesi (n.) See Pachisi.
Parching (a.) Scorching; burning; drying.
Parclose (n.) A screen separating a chapel from the body of the church.
Pardoned (imp. & p. p.) of Pardon
Pardoner (n.) One who pardons.
Pardoner (n.) A seller of indulgences.
Parelcon (n.) The addition of a syllable or particle to the end of a pronoun, verb, or adverb.
Parement (n.) See Parament.
Parental (a.) Of or pertaining to a parent or to parents; as, parental authority; parental obligations.
Parental (a.) Becoming to, or characteristic of, parents; tender; affectionate; devoted; as, parental care.
Parergon (n.) See Parergy.
Parfitly (adv.) Perfectly.
Parfourn (v. t.) To perform.
Pargeted (imp. & p. p.) of Parget
Pargeter (n.) A plasterer.
Parhelic (a.) Of or pertaining to parhelia.
Parhelia (pl. ) of Parhelion
Parietes (pl. ) of Paries
Parietal (a.) Of or pertaining to a wall; hence, pertaining to buildings or the care of them.
Parietal (a.) Resident within the walls or buildings of a college.
Parietal (a.) Of pertaining to the parietes.
Parietal (a.) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the parietal bones, which form the upper and middle part of the cranium, between the frontals and occipitals.
Parietal (a.) Attached to the main wall of the ovary, and not to the axis; -- said of a placenta.
Parietal (n.) One of the parietal bones.
Parietal (n.) One of the special scales, or plates, covering the back of the head in certain reptiles and fishes.
Parietes (n. pl.) The walls of a cavity or an organ; as, the abdominal parietes; the parietes of the cranium.
Parietes (n. pl.) The sides of an ovary or of a capsule.
Parietic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid found in the lichen Parmelia parietina, and called also chrysophanic acid.
Parieto- () A combining form used to indicate connection with, or relation to, the parietal bones or the parietal segment of the skull; as, the parieto-mastoid suture.
Parillin (n.) A glucoside resembling saponin, found in the root of sarsaparilla, smilax, etc., and extracted as a bitter white crystal
Parishen (n.) A parishioner.
Parisian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Paris, the capital of France.
Parisian (a.) Of or pertaining to Paris.
Paritory (n.) Pellitory.
Parkeria (n.) A genus of large arenaceous fossil Foraminifera found in the Cretaceous rocks. The species are globular, or nearly so, and are of all sizes up to that of a tennis ball.
Parlance (n.) Conversation; discourse; talk; diction; phrase; as, in legal parlance; in common parlance.
Parlando (a. & adv.) Alt. of Parlante
Parlante (a. & adv.) Speaking; in a speaking or declamatory manner; to be sung or played in the style of a recitative.
Parleyed (imp. & p. p.) of Parley
Parmesan (a.) Of or pertaining to Parma in Italy.
Parodist (n.) One who writes a parody; one who parodies.
Parodies (pl. ) of Parody
Parodied (imp. & p. p.) of Parody
Paroling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Parole
Paronymy (n.) The quality of being paronymous; also, the use of paronymous words.
Paroquet (n.) Same as Parrakeet.
Parotoid (a.) Resembling the parotid gland; -- applied especially to cutaneous glandular elevations above the ear in many toads and frogs.
Parotoid (n.) A parotoid gland.
Parousia (n.) The nativity of our Lord.
Parousia (n.) The last day.
Paroxysm (n.) The fit, attack, or exacerbation, of a disease that occurs at intervals, or has decided remissions or intermissions.
Paroxysm (n.) Any sudden and violent emotion; spasmodic passion or action; a convulsion; a fit.
Parakeet (n.) Any one of numerous species of small parrots having a graduated tail, which is frequently very long; -- called also paroquet and paraquet.
Parraqua (n.) A curassow of the genus Ortalida, allied to the guan.
Parroter (n.) One who simply repeats what he has heard.
Parrotry (n.) Servile imitation or repetition.
Parrying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Parry
Parsoned (a.) Furnished with a parson.
Parsonic (a.) Alt. of Parsonical
Partable (a.) See Partible.
Partaken (p. p.) of Partake
Partaker (n.) One who partakes; a sharer; a participator.
Partaker (n.) An accomplice; an associate; a partner.
Parterre (n.) An ornamental and diversified arrangement of beds or plots, in which flowers are cultivated, with intervening spaces of gravel or turf for walking on.
Parterre (n.) The pit of a theater; the parquet.
Parthian (a.) Of or pertaining to ancient Parthia, in Asia.
Parthian (n.) A native Parthia.
Partible (a.) Admitting of being parted; divisible; separable; susceptible of severance or partition; as, an estate of inheritance may be partible.
Particle (n.) A minute part or portion of matter; a morsel; a little bit; an atom; a jot; as, a particle of sand, of wood, of dust.
Particle (n.) Any very small portion or part; the smallest portion; as, he has not a particle of patriotism or virtue.
Particle (n.) A crumb or little piece of concecrated host.
Particle (n.) The smaller hosts distributed in the communion of the laity.
Particle (n.) A subordinate word that is never inflected (a preposition, conjunction, interjection); or a word that can not be used except in compositions; as, ward in backward, ly in lovely.
Partisan (n.) An adherent to a party or faction; esp., one who is strongly and passionately devoted to a party or an interest.
Partisan (n.) The commander of a body of detached light troops engaged in making forays and harassing an enemy.
Partisan (n.) Any member of such a corps.
Partisan (a.) Adherent to a party or faction; especially, having the character of blind, passionate, or unreasonable adherence to a party; as, blinded by partisan zeal.
Partisan (a.) Serving as a partisan in a detached command; as, a partisan officer or corps.
Partisan (n.) A kind of halberd or pike; also, a truncheon; a staff.
Partyism (n.) Devotion to party.
Parvolin (n.) A nonoxygenous ptomaine, formed in the putrefaction of albuminous matters, especially of horseflesh and mackerel.
Pashalic (n.) The jurisdiction of a pasha.
Pasilaly (n.) A form of speech adapted to be used by all mankind; universal language.
Passable (a.) Capable of being passed, traveled, navigated, traversed, penetrated, or the like; as, the roads are not passable; the stream is passablein boats.
Passable (a.) Capable of being freely circulated or disseminated; acceptable; generally receivable; current.
Passable (a.) Such as may be allowed to pass without serious objection; tolerable; admissable; moderate; mediocre.
Passably (adv.) Tolerably; moderately.
Passager (n.) A passenger; a bird or boat of passage.
Passeres (n. pl.) An order, or suborder, of birds, including more that half of all the known species. It embraces all singing birds (Oscines), together with many other small perching birds.
Passible (a.) Susceptible of feeling or suffering, or of impressions from external agents.
Pass-key (n.) A key for opening more locks than one; a master key.
Passless (a.) Having no pass; impassable.
Passover (n.) A feast of the Jews, instituted to commemorate the sparing of the Hebrews in Egypt, when God, smiting the firstborn of the Egyptians, passed over the houses of the Israelites which were marked with the blood of a lamb.
Passover (n.) The sacrifice offered at the feast of the passover; the paschal lamb.
Passport (n.) Permission to pass; a document given by the competent officer of a state, permitting the person therein named to pass or travel from place to place, without molestation, by land or by water.
Passport (n.) A document carried by neutral merchant vessels in time of war, to certify their nationality and protect them from belligerents; a sea letter.
Passport (n.) A license granted in time of war for the removal of persons and effects from a hostile country; a safe-conduct.
Passport (n.) Figuratively: Anything which secures advancement and general acceptance.
Passuses (pl. ) of Passus
Password (n.) A word to be given before a person is allowed to pass; a watchword; a countersign.
Pastille (n.) A small cone or mass made of paste of gum, benzoin, cinnamon, and other aromatics, -- used for fumigating or scenting the air of a room.
Pastille (n.) An aromatic or medicated lozenge; a troche.
Pastille (n.) See Pastel, a crayon.
Pastoral (a.) Of or pertaining to shepherds; hence, relating to rural life and scenes; as, a pastoral life.
Pastoral (a.) Relating to the care of souls, or to the pastor of a church; as, pastoral duties; a pastoral letter.
Pastoral (n.) A poem describing the life and manners of shepherds; a poem in which the speakers assume the character of shepherds; an idyl; a bucolic.
Pastoral (n.) A cantata relating to rural life; a composition for instruments characterized by simplicity and sweetness; a lyrical composition the subject of which is taken from rural life.
Pastoral (n.) A letter of a pastor to his charge; specifically, a letter addressed by a bishop to his diocese; also (Prot. Epis. Ch.), a letter of the House of Bishops, to be read in each parish.
Pastorly (a.) Appropriate to a pastor.
Pastries (pl. ) of Pastry
Pastured (imp. & p. p.) of Pasture
Pasturer (n.) One who pastures; one who takes cattle to graze. See Agister.
Patacoon (n.) See Pataca.
Patagium (n.) In bats, an expansion of the integument uniting the fore limb with the body and extending between the elongated fingers to form the wing; in birds, the similar fold of integument uniting the fore limb with the body.
Patagium (n.) One of a pair of small vesicular organs situated at the bases of the anterior wings of lepidopterous insects. See Illust. of Butterfly.
Patching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Patch
Patchery (n.) Botchery; covering of defects; bungling; hypocrisy.
Patellae (pl. ) of Patella
Patellar (a.) Of or pertaining to the patella, or kneepan.
Patented (imp. & p. p.) of Patent
Patentee (n.) One to whom a grant is made, or a privilege secured, by patent.
Patently (adv.) Openly; evidently.
Paterero (n.) See Pederero.
Paternal (a.) Of or pertaining to a father; fatherly; showing the disposition of a father; guiding or instructing as a father; as, paternal care.
Paternal (a.) Received or derived from a father; hereditary; as, a paternal estate.
Pathetic (a.) Expressing or showing anger; passionate.
Pathetic (a.) Affecting or moving the tender emotions, esp. pity or grief; full of pathos; as, a pathetic song or story.
Pathless (a.) Having no beaten path or way; untrodden; impenetrable; as, pathless woods.
Patience (n.) The state or quality of being patient; the power of suffering with fortitude; uncomplaining endurance of evils or wrongs, as toil, pain, poverty, insult, oppression, calamity, etc.
Patience (n.) The act or power of calmly or contentedly waiting for something due or hoped for; forbearance.
Patience (n.) Constancy in labor or application; perseverance.
Patience (n.) Sufferance; permission.
Patience (n.) A kind of dock (Rumex Patientia), less common in America than in Europe; monk's rhubarb.
Patience (n.) Solitaire.
Patronal (a.) Patron; protecting; favoring.
Pattemar (n.) See Patamar.
Pattened (a.) Wearing pattens.
Pattered (imp. & p. p.) of Patter
Patterer (n.) One who patters, or talks glibly; specifically, a street peddler.
Pattypan (n.) A pan for baking patties.
Pattypan (n.) A patty.
Patulous (a.) Open; expanded; slightly spreading; having the parts loose or dispersed; as, a patulous calyx; a patulous cluster of flowers.
Pauldron (n.) A piece of armor covering the shoulder at the junction of the body piece and arm piece.
Paunched (imp. & p. p.) of Paunch
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.
Pavesade (n.) A canvas screen, formerly sometimes extended along the side of a vessel in a naval engagement, to conceal from the enemy the operations on board.
Pavidity (n.) Timidity.
Pavilion (n.) A temporary movable habitation; a large tent; a marquee; esp., a tent raised on posts.
Pavilion (n.) A single body or mass of building, contained within simple walls and a single roof, whether insulated, as in the park or garden of a larger edifice, or united with other parts, and forming an angle or central feature of a large pile.
Pavilion (n.) A flag, colors, ensign, or banner.
Pavilion (n.) Same as Tent (Her.)
Pavilion (n.) That part of a brilliant which lies between the girdle and collet. See Illust. of Brilliant.
Pavilion (n.) The auricle of the ear; also, the fimbriated extremity of the Fallopian tube.
Pavilion (n.) A covering; a canopy; figuratively, the sky.
Pavilion (v. t.) To furnish or cover with, or shelter in, a tent or tents.
Pavonian (a.) Of or pertaining to a peacock.
Pavonine (a.) Like, or pertaining to, the genus Pavo.
Pavonine (a.) Characteristic of a peacock; resembling the tail of a peacock, as in colors; iridescent.
Pawnable (a.) Capable of being pawned.
Paxillus (n.) One of a peculiar kind of spines covering the surface of certain starfishes. They are pillarlike, with a flattened summit which is covered with minute spinules or granules. See Illustration in Appendix.
Paxywaxy (n.) See Paxwax.
Rabatine (n.) A collar or cape.
Rabbeted (imp. & p. p.) of Rabbet
Rabbinic (a.) Alt. of Rabbinical
Rabbinic (n.) The language or dialect of the rabbins; the later Hebrew.
Rabbitry (n.) A place where rabbits are kept; especially, a collection of hutches for tame rabbits.
Rabbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rabble
Rabidity (n.) Rabidness; furiousness.
Racahout (n.) A preparation from acorns used by the Arabs as a substitute for chocolate, and also as a beverage for invalids.
Racemate (n.) A salt of racemic acid.
Racemose (a.) Resembling a raceme; growing in the form of a raceme; as, (Bot.) racemose berries or flowers; (Anat.) the racemose glands, in which the ducts are branched and clustered like a raceme.
Racemous (a.) See Racemose.
Racemule (n.) A little raceme.
Rachilla (n.) Same as Rhachilla.
Rachises (pl. ) of Rachis
Rachides (pl. ) of Rachis
Rachitic (a.) Of or pertaining to rachitis; affected by rachitis; rickety.
Rachitis (n.) Literally, inflammation of the spine, but commonly applied to the rickets. See Rickets.
Rachitis (n.) A disease which produces abortion in the fruit or seeds.
Raciness (n.) The quality of being racy; peculiar and piquant flavor.
Racketed (imp. & p. p.) of Racket
Racketer (n.) One who makes, or engages in, a racket.
Racktail (n.) An arm attached to a swinging notched arc or rack, to let off the striking mechanism of a repeating clock.
Rackwork (n.) Any mechanism having a rack, as a rack and pinion.
Racoonda (n.) The coypu.
Racovian (n.) One of a sect of Socinians or Unitarians in Poland.
Radialia (pl. ) of Radiale
Radially (adv.) In a radial manner.
Radiance (n.) Alt. of Radiancy
Radiancy (n.) The quality of being radiant; brilliancy; effulgence; vivid brightness; as, the radiance of the sun.
Radiated (imp. & p. p.) of Radiate
Radiated (a.) Emitted, or sent forth, in rays or direct
Radiated (a.) Formed of, or arranged like, rays or radii; having parts or markings diverging, like radii, from a common center or axis; as, a radiated structure; a radiated group of crystals.
Radiated (a.) Belonging to the Radiata.
Radiator (n.) That which radiates or emits rays, whether of light or heat; especially, that part of a heating apparatus from which the heat is radiated or diffused; as, a steam radiator.
Radicant (a.) Taking root on, or above, the ground; rooting from the stem, as the trumpet creeper and the ivy.
Radicate (a.) Radicated.
Radicate (v. i.) To take root; to become rooted.
Radicate (v. t.) To cause to take root; to plant deeply and firmly; to root.
Radicule (n.) A radicle.
Radiuses (pl. ) of Radius
Raffling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Raffle
Raftsmen (pl. ) of Raftsman
Raftsman (n.) A man engaged in rafting.
Ragabash (n.) Alt. of Ragabrash
Ragguled (a.) Notched in regular diagonal breaks; -- said of a
Raillery (n.) Pleasantry or slight satire; banter; jesting language; satirical merriment.
Railleur (n.) A banterer; a jester; a mocker.
Railroad (n.) Alt. of Railway
Raindeer (n.) See Reindeer.
Raindrop (n.) A drop of rain.
Rainfall (n.) A fall or descent of rain; the water, or amount of water, that falls in rain; as, the average annual rainfall of a region.
Rainless (a.) Destitute of rain; as, a rainless region.
Raisable (a.) Capable of being raised.
Raisonne (a.) Arranged systematically, or according to classes or subjects; as, a catalogue raisonne. See under Catalogue.
Rakehell (n.) A lewd, dissolute fellow; a debauchee; a rake.
Rakehell (a.) Alt. of Rakehelly
Rakishly (adv.) In a rakish manner.
Rallying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rally
Ramayana (n.) The more ancient of the two great epic poems in Sanskrit. The hero and heroine are Rama and his wife Sita.
Ramberge (n.) Formerly, a kind of large war galley.
Rambling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ramble
Rambling (a.) Roving; wandering; discursive; as, a rambling fellow, talk, or building.
Rambooze (n.) A beverage made of wine, ale (or milk), sugar, etc.
Rambutan (n.) A Malayan fruit produced by the tree Nephelium lappaceum, and closely related to the litchi nut. It is bright red, oval in shape, covered with coarse hairs (whence the name), and contains a pleasant acid pulp. Called also ramboostan.
Ramequin (n.) A mixture of cheese, eggs, etc., formed in a mold, or served on bread.
Ramiform (a.) Having the form of a branch.
Ramified (imp. & p. p.) of Ramify
Rampancy (n.) The quality or state of being rampant; excessive action or development; exuberance; extravagance.
Ramulose (a.) Having many small branches, or ramuli.
Ramulous (a.) Ramulose.
Ranchero (n.) A herdsman; a peasant employed on a ranch or rancho.
Ranchero (n.) The owner and occupant of a ranch or rancho.
Ranchmen (pl. ) of Ranchman
Ranchman (n.) An owner or occupant of, or laborer on, a ranch; a herdsman.
Rancidly (adv.) In a rancid manner.
Randomly (adv.) In a random manner.
Ranedeer (n.) See Reindeer.
Ranforce (n.) See Re/nforce.
Rankling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rankle
Rankness (n.) The condition or quality of being rank.
Ransomed (imp. & p. p.) of Ransom
Ransomer (n.) One who ransoms or redeems.
Rapacity (n.) The quality of being rapacious; rapaciousness; ravenousness; as, the rapacity of pirates; the rapacity of wolves.
Rapacity (n.) The act or practice of extorting or exacting by oppressive injustice; exorbitant greediness of gain.
Rapfully (adv.) Violently.
Raphides (n. pl.) See Rhaphides.
Rapidity (n.) The quality or state of being rapid; swiftness; celerity; velocity; as, the rapidity of a current; rapidity of speech; rapidity of growth or improvement.
Rapiered (a.) Wearing a rapier.
Rapinous (a.) Given to rapine.
Rapparee (n.) A wild Irish plunderer, esp. one of the 17th century; -- so called from his carrying a half-pike, called a rapary.
Raptores (n. pl.) Same as Accipitres. Called also Raptatores.
Raptured (imp. & p. p.) of Rapture
Rarefied (imp. & p. p.) of Rarefy
Rareness (n.) The state or quality of being rare.
Rareripe (a.) Early ripe; ripe before others, or before the usual season.
Rareripe (n.) An early ripening fruit, especially a kind of freestone peach.
Rarities (pl. ) of Rarity
Rascally (a.) Like a rascal; trickish or dishonest; base; worthless; -- often in humorous disparagement, without implication of dishonesty.
Rashling (n.) A rash person.
Rashness (n.) The quality or state of being rash.
Rasorial (a.) Of or pertaining to the Rasores, or gallinaceous birds, as the peacock, domestic fowl, partridge, quail, and the like.
Rataplan (n.) The iterative sound of beating a drum, or of a galloping horse.
Rateable (a.) See Ratable.
Rathripe (a.) Rareripe, or early ripe.
Rathripe (n.) A rareripe.
Ratifier (n.) One who, or that which, ratifies; a confirmer.
Ratified (imp. & p. p.) of Ratify
Rational (a.) Relating to the reason; not physical; mental.
Rational (a.) Having reason, or the faculty of reasoning; endowed with reason or understanding; reasoning.
Rational (a.) Agreeable to reason; not absurd, preposterous, extravagant, foolish, fanciful, or the like; wise; judicious; as, rational conduct; a rational man.
Rational (a.) Expressing the type, structure, relations, and reactions of a compound; graphic; -- said of formulae. See under Formula.
Rational (n.) A rational being.
Ratitate (a.) Of or pertaining to the Ratitae.
Ratsbane (n.) Rat poison; white arsenic.
Rat-tail (a.) Like a rat's tail in form; as, a rat-tail file, which is round, slender, and tapering. See Illust. of File.
Rat-tail (n.) An excrescence growing from the pastern to the middle of the shank of a horse.
Rat-tail (n.) The California chimaera. See Chimaera.
Rat-tail (n.) Any fish of the genus Macrurus. See Grenadier, 2.
Rattinet (n.) A woolen stuff thinner than ratteen.
Rattling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rattle
Raunsoun (n.) Ransom.
Ravaging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ravage
Ravehook (n.) A tool, hooked at the end, for enlarging or clearing seams for the reception of oakum.
Ravelled () of Ravel
Raveling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ravel
Raveling (n.) The act of untwisting or of disentangling.
Raveling (n.) That which is raveled out; esp., a thread detached from a texture.
Ravening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Raven
Ravenala (n.) A genus of plants related to the banana.
Ravening (n.) Eagerness for plunder; rapacity; extortion.
Ravening (a.) Greedily devouring; rapacious; as, ravening wolves.
Ravenous (a.) Devouring with rapacious eagerness; furiously voracious; hungry even to rage; as, a ravenous wolf or vulture.
Ravenous (a.) Eager for prey or gratification; as, a ravenous appetite or desire.
Ravished (imp. & p. p.) of Ravish
Ravisher (n.) One who ravishes (in any sense).
Rawboned (a.) Having little flesh on the bones; gaunt.
Razeeing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Razee
Sabaeism (n.) Alt. of Sabaism
Sabbatic (a.) Alt. of Sabbatical
Sabbaton (n.) A round-toed, armed covering for the feet, worn during a part of the sixteenth century in both military and civil dress.
Sabering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sabre
Sabulose (a.) Growing in sandy places.
Sabulous (a.) Sandy; gritty.
Sacalait (n.) A kind of fresh-water bass; the crappie.
Saccular (a.) Like a sac; sacciform.
Sacculus (n.) A little sac; esp., a part of the membranous labyrinth of the ear.
Sacellum (n.) An unroofed space consecrated to a divinity.
Sacellum (n.) A small monumental chapel in a church.
Sackfuls (pl. ) of Sackful
Sackless (a.) Quiet; peaceable; harmless; innocent.
Sacrific (a.) Alt. of Sacrifical
Sacristy (n.) An apartment in a church where the sacred utensils, vestments, etc., are kept; a vestry.
Saddened (imp. & p. p.) of Sadden
Saddling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Saddle
Saddlery (n.) The materials for making saddles and harnesses; the articles usually offered for sale in a saddler's shop.
Saddlery (n.) The trade or employment of a saddler.
Sadducee (n.) One of a sect among the ancient Jews, who denied the resurrection, a future state, and the existence of angels.
Safeness (n.) The quality or state of being safe; freedom from hazard, danger, harm, or loss; safety; security; as the safeness of an experiment, of a journey, or of a possession.
Saffrony (a.) Having a color somewhat like saffron; yellowish.
Safranin (n.) An orange-red dyestuff extracted from the saffron.
Safranin (n.) A red dyestuff extracted from the safflower, and formerly used in dyeing wool, silk, and cotton pink and scarlet; -- called also Spanish red, China lake, and carthamin.
Safranin (n.) An orange-red dyestuff prepared from certain nitro compounds of creosol, and used as a substitute for the safflower dye.
Sagacity (n.) The quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of sense perceptions; keenness of discernment or penetration with soundness of judgment; shrewdness.
Sagamore (n.) The head of a tribe among the American Indians; a chief; -- generally used as synonymous with sachem, but some writters distinguished between them, making the sachem a chief of the first rank, and a sagamore one of the second rank.
Sagamore (n.) A juice used in medicine.
Sageness (n.) The quality or state of being sage; wisdom; sagacity; prudence; gravity.
Sagenite (n.) Acicular rutile occurring in reticulated forms imbedded in quartz.
Saginate (v. t.) To make fat; to pamper.
Sagittal (a.) Of or pertaining to an arrow; resembling an arrow; furnished with an arrowlike appendage.
Sagittal (a.) Of or pertaining to the sagittal suture; in the region of the sagittal suture; rabdoidal; as, the sagittal furrow, or groove, on the inner surface of the roof of the skull.
Sagittal (a.) In the mesial plane; mesial; as, a sagittal section of an animal.
Saibling (n.) A European mountain trout (Salvelinus alpinus); -- called also Bavarian charr.
Sailable (a.) Capable of being sailed over; navigable; as, a sailable river.
Sailboat (n.) A boat propelled by a sail or sails.
Sailfish (n.) The banner fish, or spikefish (Histiophorus.)
Sailfish (n.) The basking, or liver, shark.
Sailfish (n.) The quillback.
Sailless (a.) Destitute of sails.
Sainfoin (n.) A leguminous plant (Onobrychis sativa) cultivated for fodder.
Sainfoin (n.) A kind of tick trefoil (Desmodium Canadense).
Sainting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Saint
Saintdom (n.) The state or character of a saint.
Saintess (n.) A female saint.
Saintish (a.) Somewhat saintlike; -- used ironically.
Saintism (n.) The character or quality of saints; also, hypocritical pretense of ho
Salacity (n.) Strong propensity to venery; lust; lecherousness.
Salading (n.) Vegetables for salad.
Salagane (n.) The esculent swallow. See under Esculent.
Salaried (a.) Receiving a salary; paid by a salary; having a salary attached; as, a salaried officer; a salaried office.
Salaries (pl. ) of Salary
Salaried (imp. & p. p.) of Salary
Saleable (adv.) Alt. of Saleably
Saleably (adv.) See Salable, Salably, etc.
Salesmen (pl. ) of Salesman
Salesman (n.) One who sells anything; one whose occupation is to sell goods or merchandise.
Salework (n.) Work or things made for sale; hence, work done carelessly or slightingly.
Salience (n.) The quality or condition of being salient; a leaping; a springing forward; an assaulting.
Salience (n.) The quality or state of projecting, or being projected; projection; protrusion.
Saliency (n.) Quality of being salient; hence, vigor.
Salified (imp. & p. p.) of Salify
Salinity (n.) Sa
Salinous (a.) Sa
Salivant (a.) Producing salivation.
Salivant (n.) That which produces salivation.
Salivary (a.) Of or pertaining to saliva; producing or carrying saliva; as, the salivary ferment; the salivary glands; the salivary ducts, etc.
Salivate (v. t.) To produce an abnormal flow of saliva in; to produce salivation or ptyalism in, as by the use of mercury.
Salivate (v. i.) To produce saliva, esp. in excess.
Salivous (a.) Pertaining to saliva; of the nature of saliva.
Sallying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sally
Sallyman (n.) The velella; -- called also saleeman.
Salmonet (n.) A salmon of small size; a samlet.
Salomtry (n.) Salimetry.
Salpicon (n.) Chopped meat, bread, etc., used to stuff legs of veal or other joints; stuffing; farce.
Saltbush (n.) An Australian plant (Atriplex nummularia) of the Goosefoot family.
Saltfoot (n.) A large saltcellar formerly placed near the center of the table. The superior guests were seated above the saltfoot.
Saltless (a.) Destitute of salt; insipid.
Saltness (n.) The quality or state of being salt, or state of being salt, or impregnated with salt; salt taste; as, the saltness of sea water.
Saltwort (n.) A name given to several plants which grow on the seashore, as the Batis maritima, and the glasswort. See Glasswort.
Salutary (a.) Wholesome; healthful; promoting health; as, salutary exercise.
Salutary (a.) Promotive of, or contributing to, some beneficial purpose; beneficial; advantageous; as, a salutary design.
Saluting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Salute
Salvable (a.) Capable of being saved; admitting of salvation.
Salvific (a.) Tending to save or secure safety.
Samarium (n.) A rare metallic element of doubtful identity.
Samaroid (a.) Resembling a samara, or winged seed vessel.
Sambucus (n.) A genus of shrubs and trees; the elder.
Sameness (n.) The state of being the same; identity; absence of difference; near resemblance; correspondence; similarity; as, a sameness of person, of manner, of sound, of appearance, and the like.
Sameness (n.) Hence, want of variety; tedious monotony.
Samphire (n.) A fleshy, suffrutescent, umbelliferous European plant (Crithmum maritimum). It grows among rocks and on cliffs along the seacoast, and is used for pickles.
Samphire (n.) The species of glasswort (Salicornia herbacea); -- called in England marsh samphire.
Samphire (n.) A seashore shrub (Borrichia arborescens) of the West Indies.
Sanation (n.) The act of healing or curing.
Sanative (a.) Having the power to cure or heal; healing; tending to heal; sanatory.
Sanatory (a.) Conducive to health; tending to cure; healing; curative; sanative.
Sanctify (v. t.) To make sacred or holy; to set apart to a holy or religious use; to consecrate by appropriate rites; to hallow.
Sanctify (v. t.) To make free from sin; to cleanse from moral corruption and pollution; to purify.
Sanctify (v. t.) To make efficient as the means of ho
Sanctify (v. t.) To impart or impute sacredness, venerableness, inviolability, title to reverence and respect, or the like, to; to secure from violation; to give sanction to.
Sanction (n.) Solemn or ceremonious ratification; an official act of a superior by which he ratifies and gives validity to the act of some other person or body; establishment or furtherance of anything by giving authority to it; confirmation; approbation.
Sanction (n.) Anything done or said to enforce the will, law, or authority of another; as, legal sanctions.
Sanction (v. t.) To give sanction to; to ratify; to confirm; to approve.
Sanctity (n.) The state or quality of being sacred or holy; ho
Sanctity (n.) Sacredness; solemnity; inviolability; religious binding force; as, the sanctity of an oath.
Sanctity (n.) A saint or holy being.
Sandaled (a.) Wearing sandals.
Sandaled (a.) Made like a sandal.
Sandarac (n.) Realgar; red sulphide of arsenic.
Sandarac (n.) A white or yellow resin obtained from a Barbary tree (Callitris quadrivalvis or Thuya articulata), and pulverized for pounce; -- probably so called from a resemblance to the mineral.
Sandever (n.) See Sandiver.
Sandfish (n.) A small marine fish of the Pacific coast of North America (Trichodon trichodon) which buries itself in the sand.
Sandiver (n.) A whitish substance which is cast up, as a scum, from the materials of glass in fusion, and, floating on the top, is skimmed off; -- called also glass gall.
Sandwich (n.) Two pieces of bread and butter with a thin slice of meat, cheese, or the like, between them.
Sandwich (v. t.) To make into a sandwich; also, figuratively, to insert between portions of something dissimilar; to form of alternate parts or things, or alternating layers of a different nature; to interlard.
Sandworm (n.) Any one of numerous species of annelids which burrow in the sand of the seashore.
Sandworm (n.) Any species of annelids of the genus Sabellaria. They construct firm tubes of agglutinated sand on rocks and shells, and are sometimes destructive to oysters.
Sandworm (n.) The chigoe, a species of flea.
Sandwort (n.) Any plant of the genus Arenaria, low, tufted herbs (order Caryophyllaceae.)
Saneness (n.) The state of being sane; sanity.
Sangaree (n.) Wine and water sweetened and spiced, -- a favorite West Indian drink.
Sangraal (n.) Alt. of Sangreal
Sangreal (n.) See Holy Grail, under Grail.
Sanguify (v. t.) To produce blood from.
Sanguine (a.) Having the color of blood; red.
Sanguine (a.) Characterized by abundance and active circulation of blood; as, a sanguine bodily temperament.
Sanguine (a.) Warm; ardent; as, a sanguine temper.
Sanguine (a.) Anticipating the best; not desponding; confident; full of hope; as, sanguine of success.
Sanguine (n.) Blood color; red.
Sanguine (n.) Anything of a blood-red color, as cloth.
Sanguine (n.) Bloodstone.
Sanguine (n.) Red crayon. See the Note under Crayon, 1.
Sanguine (v. t.) To stain with blood; to impart the color of blood to; to ensanguine.
Sanidine (n.) A variety of orthoclase feldspar common in certain eruptive rocks, as trachyte; -- called also glassy feldspar.
Sanitary (a.) Of or pertaining to health; designed to secure or preserve health; relating to the preservation or restoration of health; hygienic; as, sanitary regulations. See the Note under Sanatory.
Sanscrit (n.) See Sanskrit.
Sanskrit (n.) The ancient language of the Hindoos, long since obsolete in vernacular use, but preserved to the present day as the literary and sacred dialect of India. It is nearly allied to the Persian, and to the principal languages of Europe, classical and modern, and by its more perfect preservation of the roots and forms of the primitive language from which they are all descended, is a most important assistance in determining their history and relations. Cf. Prakrit, and Veda.
Sanskrit (a.) Of or pertaining to Sanskrit; written in Sanskrit; as, a Sanskrit dictionary or inscription.
Santalic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or obtained from, sandalwood (Santalum); -- used specifically to designate an acid obtained as a resinous or red crystal
Santalin (n.) Santalic acid. See Santalic.
Santalum (n.) A genus of trees with entire opposite leaves and small apetalous flowers. There are less than a dozen species, occurring from India to Australia and the Pacific Islands. See Sandalwood.
Santonic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid (distinct from santoninic acid) obtained from santonin as a white crystal
Santonin (n.) A white crystal
Sapidity (n.) The quality or state of being sapid; taste; savor; savoriness.
Sapience (n.) The quality of being sapient; wisdom; sageness; knowledge.
Sapindus (n.) A genus of tropical and subtropical trees with pinnate leaves and panicled flowers. The fruits of some species are used instead of soap, and their round black seeds are made into necklaces.
Saponary (a.) Saponaceous.
Saponify (v. t.) To convert into soap, as tallow or any fat; hence (Chem.), to subject to any similar process, as that which ethereal salts undergo in decomposition; as, to saponify ethyl acetate.
Saponite (n.) A hydrous silicate of magnesia and alumina. It occurs in soft, soapy, amorphous masses, filling veins in serpentine and cavities in trap rock.
Saporous (a.) Having flavor or taste; yielding a taste.
Sapphire (n.) Native alumina or aluminium sesquioxide, Al2O3; corundum; esp., the blue transparent variety of corundum, highly prized as a gem.
Sapphire (n.) The color of the gem; bright blue.
Sapphire (n.) Any humming bird of the genus Hylocharis, native of South America. The throat and breast are usually bright blue.
Sapphire (a.) Of or resembling sapphire; sapphirine; blue.
Sapskull (n.) A saphead.
Sapucaia (n.) A Brazilian tree. See Lecythis, and Monkey-pot.
Saraband (n.) A slow Spanish dance of Saracenic origin, to an air in triple time; also, the air itself.
Sarceled (a.) Cut through the middle.
Sarcelle (n.) The old squaw, or long-tailed duck.
Sarcenet (n.) A species of fine thin silk fabric, used for linings, etc.
Sarcocol (n.) Alt. of Sarcocolla
Sarcodic (a.) Of or pertaining to sarcode.
sarcomas (pl. ) of Sarcoma
Sarcosin (n.) A crystal
Sarcosis (n.) Abnormal formation of flesh.
Sarcosis (n.) Sarcoma.
Sarcotic (a.) Producing or promoting the growth of flesh.
Sarcotic (n.) A sarcotic medicine.
Sardonic (a.) Forced; unnatural; insincere; hence, derisive, mocking, malignant, or bitterly sarcastic; -- applied only to a laugh, smile, or some facial semblance of gayety.
Sardonic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a kind of
Sardonyx (n.) A variety of onyx consisting of sard and white chalcedony in alternate layers.
Sargasso (n.) The gulf weed. See under Gulf.
Sarmatic (a.) Of or pertaining to Sarmatia, or its inhabitants, the ancestors of the Russians and the Poles.
Sarplier (n.) A coarse cloth made of hemp, and used for packing goods, etc.
Sarrasin (n.) Alt. of Sarrasine
Sarsenet (n.) See Sarcenet.
Sassabye (n.) A large African antelope (Alcelaphus lunata), similar to the hartbeest, but having its horns regularly curved.
Sassolin (n.) Alt. of Sasso
Sassorol (n.) Alt. of Sassorolla
Satanism (n.) The evil and malicious disposition of Satan; a diabolical spirit.
Satanist (n.) A very wicked person.
Sateless (a.) Insatiable.
Sathanas (n.) Satan.
Satiated (imp. & p. p.) of Satiate
Satirist (n.) One who satirizes; especially, one who writes satire.
Satirize (v. t.) To make the object of satire; to attack with satire; to censure with keenness or severe sarcasm.
Satrapal (a.) Of or pertaining to a satrap, or a satrapy.
Saturant (a.) Impregnating to the full; saturating.
Saturant (n.) A substance used to neutralize or saturate the affinity of another substance.
Saturant (n.) An antacid, as magnesia, used to correct acidity of the stomach.
Saturate (v. t.) To cause to become completely penetrated, impregnated, or soaked; to fill fully; to sate.
Saturate (v. t.) To satisfy the affinity of; to cause to become inert by chemical combination with all that it can hold; as, to saturate phosphorus with chlorine.
Saturate (p. a.) Filled to repletion; saturated; soaked.
Saturday (n.) The seventh or last day of the week; the day following Friday and preceding Sunday.
Saturity (n.) The state of being saturated; fullness of supply.
Satyrion (n.) Any one of several kinds of orchids.
Saucebox (n.) A saucy, impudent person; especially, a pert child.
Saucepan (n.) A small pan with a handle, in which sauce is prepared over a fire; a stewpan.
Saucisse (n.) A long and slender pipe or bag, made of cloth well pitched, or of leather, filled with powder, and used to communicate fire to mines, caissons, bomb chests, etc.
Saucisse (n.) A fascine of more than ordinary length.
Saunders (n.) See Sandress.
Saurioid (a.) Same as Sauroid.
Saururae (n. pl.) An extinct order of birds having a long vertebrated tail with quills along each side of it. Archaeopteryx is the type. See Archaeopteryx, and Odontornithes.
Sauterne (n.) A white wine made in the district of Sauterne, France.
Savagely (adv.) In a savage manner.
Savagery (n.) The state of being savage; savageness; savagism.
Savagery (n.) An act of cruelty; barbarity.
Savagery (n.) Wild growth, as of plants.
Savagism (n.) The state of being savage; the state of rude, uncivilized men, or of men in their native wildness and rudeness.
Saveable (a.) See Savable.
Save-all (n.) Anything which saves fragments, or prevents waste or loss.
Save-all (n.) A device in a candlestick to hold the ends of candles, so that they be burned.
Save-all (n.) A small sail sometimes set under the foot of another sail, to catch the wind that would pass under it.
Savement (n.) The act of saving.
Savingly (adv.) In a saving manner; with frugality or parsimony.
Savingly (adv.) So as to be finally saved from eternal death.
Savoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Savor
Savorily (adv.) In a savory manner.
Savorous (n.) Having a savor; savory.
Savoyard (n.) A native or inhabitant of Savoy.
Sawbelly (n.) The alewife.
Sawbones (n.) A nickname for a surgeon.
Sawhorse (n.) A kind of rack, shaped like a double St. Andrew's cross, on which sticks of wood are laid for sawing by hand; -- called also buck, and sawbuck.
Sawtooth (n.) An arctic seal (Lobodon carcinophaga), having the molars serrated; -- called also crab-eating seal.
Saw-whet (n.) A small North American owl (Nyctale Acadica), destitute of ear tufts and having feathered toes; -- called also Acadian owl.
Saw-wort (n.) Any plant of the composite genus Serratula; -- so named from the serrated leaves of most of the species.
Saxatile (a.) Of or pertaining to rocks; living among rocks; as, a saxatile plant.
Saxicava (n.) Any species of marine bivalve shells of the genus Saxicava. Some of the species are noted for their power of boring holes in limestone and similar rocks.
Saxonism (n.) An idiom of the Saxon or Anglo-Saxon language.
Saxonist (n.) One versed in the Saxon language.
Saxonite (n.) See Mountain soap, under Mountain.
Sax-tuba (n.) A powerful instrument of brass, curved somewhat like the Roman buccina, or tuba.
Tabarder (n.) One who wears a tabard.
Tabarder (n.) A scholar on the foundation of Queen's College, Oxford, England, whose original dress was a tabard.
Tabbinet (n.) A fabric like poplin, with a watered surface.
Tabbying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tabby
Tabefied (imp. & p. p.) of Tabefy
Tableing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Table
Tableaux (pl. ) of Tableau
Tablemen (pl. ) of Tableman
Tableman (n.) A man at draughts; a piece used in playing games at tables. See Table, n., 10.
Tabooing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Taboo
Taboring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tabor
Taborine (n.) A small, shallow drum; a tabor.
Taborite (n.) One of certain Bohemian reformers who suffered persecution in the fifteenth century; -- so called from Tabor, a hill or fortress where they encamped during a part of their struggles.
Tabouret (n.) Same as Taboret.
Tabouret (n.) A seat without arms or back, cushioned and stuffed: a high stool; -- so called from its resemblance to a drum.
Tabouret (n.) An embroidery frame.
Tabulata (n. pl.) An artificial group of stony corals including those which have transverse septa in the calicles. The genera Pocillopora and Favosites are examples.
Tabulate (v. t.) To form into a table or tables; to reduce to tables or synopses.
Tabulate (v. t.) To shape with a flat surface.
Tachinae (pl. ) of Tachina
Taciturn (a.) Habitually silent; not given to converse; not apt to talk or speak.
Tackling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tackle
Tackling (n.) Furniture of the masts and yards of a vessel, as cordage, sails, etc.
Tackling (n.) Instruments of action; as, fishing tackling.
Tackling (n.) The straps and fixures adjusted to an animal, by which he draws a carriage, or the like; harness.
Tacksmen (pl. ) of Tacksman
Tacksman (n.) One who holds a tack or lease from another; a tenant, or lessee.
Tactable (a.) Capable of being touched; tangible.
Tactical (a.) Of or pertaining to the art of military and naval tactics.
Tactless (a.) Destitute of tact.
Taeniada (n. pl.) Same as Taenioidea.
Taeniata (n. pl.) A division of Ctenophora including those which have a long, ribbonlike body. The Venus's girdle is the most familiar example.
Taenidia (pl. ) of Taenidium
Taenioid (a.) Ribbonlike; shaped like a ribbon.
Taenioid (a.) Like or pertaining to Taenia.
Taeniola (n.) One of the radial partitions which separate the internal cavities of certain medusae.
Tafferer (n.) See Taffrail.
Taffrail (n.) The upper part of a ship's stern, which is flat like a table on the top, and sometimes ornamented with carved work; the rail around a ship's stern.
Taglioni (n.) A kind of outer coat, or overcoat; -- said to be so named after a celebrated Italian family of professional dancers.
Tahitian (a.) Of or pertaining to Tahiti, an island in the Pacific Ocean.
Tahitian (n.) A native inhabitant of Tahiti.
Tail-bay (n.) One of the joists which rest one end on the wall and the other on a girder; also, the space between a wall and the nearest girder of a floor. Cf. Case-bay.
Tail-bay (n.) The part of a canal lock below the lower gates.
Tailless (a.) Having no tail.
Tailored (imp. & p. p.) of Tailor
Tailrace (n.) See Race, n., 6.
Tailrace (n.) The channel in which tailings, suspended in water, are conducted away.
Tainting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Taint
Tainture (n.) Taint; tinge; difilement; stain; spot.
Take-off (n.) An imitation, especially in the way of caricature.
Talapoin (n.) A small African monkey (Cercopithecus, / Miopithecus, talapoin) -- called also melarhine.
Talented (a.) Furnished with talents; possessing skill or talent; mentally gifted.
Talesmen (pl. ) of Talesman
Talesman (n.) A person called to make up a deficiency in the number of jurors when a tales is awarded.
Talewise (adv.) In a way of a tale or story.
Talisman (n.) A magical figure cut or engraved under certain superstitious observances of the configuration of the heavens, to which wonderful effects are ascribed; the seal, figure, character, or image, of a heavenly sign, constellation, or planet, engraved on a sympathetic stone, or on a metal corresponding to the star, in order to receive its influence.
Talisman (n.) Hence, something that produces extraordinary effects, esp. in averting or repelling evil; an amulet; a charm; as, a talisman to avert diseases.
Talliage (n.) A certain rate or tax paid by barons, knights, and inferior tenants, toward the public expenses.
Tallness (n.) The quality or state of being tall; height of stature.
Tallowed (imp. & p. p.) of Tallow
Tallower (n.) An animal which produces tallow.
Tallwood (n.) Firewood cut into billets of a certain length.
Tallying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tally
Tallymen (pl. ) of Tallyman
Tallyman (n.) One who keeps the tally, or marks the sticks.
Tallyman (n.) One who keeps a tally shop, or conducts his business as tally trade.
Talmudic (a.) Alt. of Talmudical
Talukdar (n.) A proprietor of a talook.
Tamanoir (n.) The ant-bear.
Tamarack (n.) The American larch; also, the larch of Oregon and British Columbia (Larix occidentalis). See Hackmatack, and Larch.
Tamarack (n.) The black pine (Pinus Murrayana) of Alaska, California, etc. It is a small tree with fine-grained wood.
Tamarind (n.) A leguminous tree (Tamarindus Indica) cultivated both the Indies, and the other tropical countries, for the sake of its shade, and for its fruit. The trunk of the tree is lofty and large, with wide-spreading branches; the flowers are in racemes at the ends of the branches. The leaves are small and finely pinnated.
Tamarind (n.) One of the preserved seed pods of the tamarind, which contain an acid pulp, and are used medicinally and for preparing a pleasant drink.
Tamarisk (n.) Any shrub or tree of the genus Tamarix, the species of which are European and Asiatic. They have minute scalelike leaves, and small flowers in spikes. An Arabian species (T. mannifera) is the source of one kind of manna.
Tambreet (n.) The duck mole.
Tamburin (n.) See Tambourine.
Tameable (a.) Tamable.
Tameless (a.) Incapable of being tamed; wild; untamed; untamable.
Tameness (n.) The quality or state of being tame.
Tamilian (a. & n.) Tamil.
Tampered (imp. & p. p.) of Tamper
Tamperer (n.) One who tampers; one who deals unfairly.
Tangence (n.) Tangency.
Tangency (n.) The quality or state of being tangent; a contact or touching.
Tangfish (n.) The common harbor seal.
Tangible (a.) Perceptible to the touch; tactile; palpable.
Tangible (a.) Capable of being possessed or realized; readily apprehensible by the mind; real; substantial; evident.
Tangling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tangle
Tanistry (n.) In Ireland, a tenure of family lands by which the proprietor had only a life estate, to which he was admitted by election.
Tankling (n.) A tinkling.
Tannable (a.) That may be tanned.
Tantalic (a.) Of or pertaining to tantalum; derived from, or containing, tantalum; specifically, designating any one of a series of acids analogous to nitric acid and the polyacid compounds of phosphorus.
Tantalum (n.) A rare nonmetallic element found in certain minerals, as tantalite, samarskite, and fergusonite, and isolated as a dark powder which becomes steel-gray by burnishing. Symbol Ta. Atomic weight 182.0. Formerly called also tantalium.
Tantalus (n.) A Phrygian king who was punished in the lower world by being placed in the midst of a lake whose waters reached to his chin but receded whenever he attempted to allay his thirst, while over his head hung branches laden with choice fruit which likewise receded whenever he stretched out his hand to grasp them.
Tantalus (n.) A genus of wading birds comprising the wood ibises.
Tapering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Taper
Tapering (a.) Becoming gradually smaller toward one end.
Tapestry (n.) A fabric, usually of worsted, worked upon a warp of
Tapestry (v. t.) To adorn with tapestry, or as with tapestry.
Tapeworm (n.) Any one of numerous species of cestode worms belonging to Taenia and many allied genera. The body is long, flat, and composed of numerous segments or proglottids varying in shape, those toward the end of the body being much larger and longer than the anterior ones, and containing the fully developed sexual organs. The head is small, destitute of a mouth, but furnished with two or more suckers (which vary greatly in shape in different genera), and sometimes, also, with hooks for a
Taphouse (n.) A house where liquors are retailed.
Tapinage (n.) A lurking or skulking.
Tapiroid (a.) Allied to the tapir, or the Tapir family.
Taplings (n. pl.) The strong double leathers by which the two parts of a flail are united.
Tarbogan (n. & v.) See Toboggan.
Tarboosh (n.) A red cap worn by Turks and other Eastern nations, sometimes alone and sometimes swathed with
Targeted (a.) Furnished, armed, or protected, with a target.
Targumim (pl. ) of Targum
Tariffed (imp. & p. p.) of Tariff
Tarlatan (n.) A kind of thin, transparent muslin, used for dresses.
Tarragon (n.) A plant of the genus Artemisa (A. dracunculus), much used in France for flavoring vinegar.
Tarrying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tarry
Tarsalia (pl. ) of Tarsale
Tartaric (a.) Of or pertaining to Tartary in Asia, or the Tartars.
Tartaric (a.) Of or pertaining to tartar; derived from, or resembling, tartar.
Tartarum (n.) See 1st Tartar.
Tartarus (n.) The infernal regions, described in the Iliad as situated as far below Hades as heaven is above the earth, and by later writers as the place of punishment for the spirits of the wicked. By the later poets, also, the name is often used synonymously with Hades, or the Lower World in general.
Tartness (n.) The quality or state of being tart.
Tartrate (n.) A salt of tartaric acid.
Tartuffe (n.) Alt. of Tartufe
Taskwork (n.) Work done as a task; also, work done by the job; piecework.
Tasseled (imp. & p. p.) of Tassel
Tastable (a.) Capable of worthy of being tasted; savory; relishing.
Tasteful (a.) Having a high relish; savory.
Tasteful (a.) Having or exhibiting good taste; in accordance with good taste; tasty; as, a tasteful drapery.
Tatouhou (n.) The peba.
Tattered (p. p.) of Tatter
Tattling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tattle
Tattlery (n.) Idle talk or chat; tittle-tattle.
Tattling (a.) Given to idle talk; apt to tell tales.
Tattooed (imp. & p. p.) of Tattoo
Tatusiid (n.) Any armadillo of the family Tatusiidae, of which the peba and mule armadillo are examples. Also used adjectively.
Taunting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Taunt
Taunting () a. & n. from Taunt, v.
Tauridor (n.) A bullfighter; a toreador.
Taurocol (n.) Alt. of Taurocolla
Taurylic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid found of a urine of neat cattle, and probably identical with cresol.
Taverner (n.) One who keeps a tavern.
Tawdrily (adv.) In a tawdry manner.
Tawdries (pl. ) of Tawdry
Taxation (n.) The act of laying a tax, or of imposing taxes, as on the subjects of a state, by government, or on the members of a corporation or company, by the proper authority; the raising of revenue; also, a system of raising revenue.
Taxation (n.) The act of taxing, or assessing a bill of cost.
Taxation (n.) Tax; sum imposed.
Taxation (n.) Charge; accusation.
Taxiarch (n.) An Athenian military officer commanding a certain division of an army.
Taxicorn (n.) One of a family of beetles (Taxicornes) whose antennae are largest at the tip. Also used adjectively.
Taxology (n.) Same as Taxonomy.
Taxonomy (n.) That division of the natural sciences which treats of the classification of animals and plants; the laws or principles of classification.
Taxpayer (n.) One who is assessed and pays a tax.
Vacantly (adv.) In a vacant manner; inanely.
Vacating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vacate
Vacation (n.) The act of vacating; a making void or of no force; as, the vacation of an office or a charter.
Vacation (n.) Intermission of a stated employment, procedure, or office; a period of intermission; rest; leisure.
Vacation (n.) Intermission of judicial proceedings; the space of time between the end of one term and the beginning of the next; nonterm; recess.
Vacation (n.) The intermission of the regular studies and exercises of an educational institution between terms; holidays; as, the spring vacation.
Vacation (n.) The time when an office is vacant; esp. (Eccl.), the time when a see, or other spiritual dignity, is vacant.
Vaccinal (a.) Of or pertaining to vaccinia or vaccination.
Vaccinia (n.) Cowpox; vaccina. See Cowpox.
Vadantes (n. pl.) An extensive artificial group of birds including the wading, swimming, and cursorial birds.
Vadimony (n.) A bond or pledge for appearance before a judge on a certain day.
Vagabond (a.) Moving from place to place without a settled habitation; wandering.
Vagabond (a.) Floating about without any certain direction; driven to and fro.
Vagabond (a.) Being a vagabond; strolling and idle or vicious.
Vagabond (n.) One who wanders from place to place, having no fixed dwelling, or not abiding in it, and usually without the means of honest livelihood; a vagrant; a tramp; hence, a worthless person; a rascal.
Vagabond (v. i.) To play the vagabond; to wander like a vagabond; to stroll.
Vagantes (p. pl.) A tribe of spiders, comprising some of those which take their prey in a web, but which also frequently run with agility, and chase and seize their prey.
Vagaries (pl. ) of Vagary
Vaginant (a.) Serving to in invest, or sheathe; sheathing.
Vaginate (a.) Alt. of Vaginated
Vaginati (n. pl.) A tribe of birds comprising the sheathbills.
Vaginula (n.) A little sheath, as that about the base of the pedicel of most mosses.
Vaginula (n.) One of the tubular florets in composite flowers.
Vaginule (n.) A vaginula.
Vagrancy (n.) The quality or state of being a vagrant; a wandering without a settled home; an unsettled condition; vagabondism.
Vainness (n.) The quality or state of being vain.
Valanced (imp. & p. p.) of Valance
Valencia (n.) A kind of woven fabric for waistcoats, having the weft of wool and the warp of silk or cotton.
Valentia (n.) See Valencia.
Valerate (n.) A salt of valeric acid.
Valerian (n.) Any plant of the genus Valeriana. The root of the officinal valerian (V. officinalis) has a strong smell, and is much used in medicine as an antispasmodic.
Valerone (n.) A ketone of valeric acid obtained as an oily liquid.
Valhalla (n.) The palace of immortality, inhabited by the souls of heroes slain in battle.
Valhalla (n.) Fig.: A hall or temple adorned with statues and memorials of a nation's heroes; specifically, the Pantheon near Ratisbon, in Bavaria, consecrated to the illustrious dead of all Germany.
Valiance (n.) Alt. of Valiancy
Valiancy (n.) The quality or state of being valiant; bravery; valor.
Validate (v. t.) To confirm; to render valid; to give legal force to.
Validity (n.) The quality or state of being valid; strength; force; especially, power to convince; justness; soundness; as, the validity of an argument or proof; the validity of an objection.
Validity (n.) Legal strength, force, or authority; that quality of a thing which renders it supportable in law, or equity; as, the validity of a will; the validity of a contract, claim, or title.
Validity (n.) Value.
Valkyria (n.) One of the maidens of Odin, represented as awful and beautiful, who presided over battle and marked out those who were to be slain, and who also ministered at the feasts of heroes in Valhalla.
Vallancy (n.) A large wig that shades the face.
Valorous (a.) Possessing or exhibiting valor; brave; courageous; valiant; intrepid.
Valuable (a.) Having value or worth; possessing qualities which are useful and esteemed; precious; costly; as, a valuable horse; valuable land; a valuable cargo.
Valuable (a.) Worthy; estimable; deserving esteem; as, a valuable friend; a valuable companion.
Valuable (n.) A precious possession; a thing of value, especially a small thing, as an article of jewelry; -- used mostly in the plural.
Valuably (adv.) So as to be of value.
Valuator (n.) One who assesses, or sets a value on, anything; an appraiser.
Valvasor (n.) See Vavasor.
Valvelet (n.) A little valve; a valvule; especially, one of the pieces which compose the outer covering of a pericarp.
Valvulae (pl. ) of Valvula
Valvular (a.) Of or pertaining to a valve or valves; specifically (Med.), of or pertaining to the valves of the heart; as, valvular disease.
Valvular (a.) Containing valves; serving as a valve; opening by valves; valvate; as, a valvular capsule.
Valylene (n.) A volatile liquid hydrocarbon, C5H6, related to ethylene and acetylene, but possessing the property of unsaturation in the third degree. It is the only known member of a distinct series of compounds. It has a garlic odor.
Vambrace (n.) The piece designed to protect the arm from the elbow to the wrist.
Vamplate (n.) A round of iron on the shaft of a tilting spear, to protect the hand.
Vanadate (n.) A salt of vanadic acid.
Vanadite (n.) A salt of vanadious acid, analogous to a nitrite or a phosphite.
Vanadium (n.) A rare element of the nitrogen-phosphorus group, found combined, in vanadates, in certain minerals, and reduced as an infusible, grayish-white metallic powder. It is intermediate between the metals and the non-metals, having both basic and acid properties. Symbol V (or Vd, rarely). Atomic weight 51.2.
Vanadous (a.) Of or pertaining to vanadium; obtained from vanadium; -- said of an acid containing one equivalent of vanadium and two of oxygen.
Vandalic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Vandals; resembling the Vandals in barbarism and destructiveness.
Vanguard (n.) The troops who march in front of an army; the advance guard; the van.
Vanillic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, vanilla or vanillin; resembling vanillin; specifically, designating an alcohol and an acid respectively, vanillin being the intermediate aldehyde.
Vanillin (n.) A white crystal
Vanillyl (n.) The hypothetical radical characteristic of vanillic alcohol.
Vanished (imp. & p. p.) of Vanish
Vanities (pl. ) of Vanity
Vanquish (v. t.) To conquer, overcome, or subdue in battle, as an enemy.
Vanquish (v. t.) Hence, to defeat in any contest; to get the better of; to put down; to refute.
Vanquish (n.) A disease in sheep, in which they pine away.
Vapidity (n.) The quality or state of being vapid; vapidness.
Vaporing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vapor
Vaporate (v. i.) To emit vapor; to evaporate.
Vaporing (a.) Talking idly; boasting; vaunting.
Vaporish (a.) Full of vapors; vaporous.
Vaporish (a.) Hypochondriacal; affected by hysterics; splenetic; peevish; humorsome.
Vaporize (v. t.) To convert into vapor, as by the application of heat, whether naturally or artificially.
Vaporize (v. i.) To pass off in vapor.
Vaporose (a.) Full of vapor; vaporous.
Vaporous (a.) Having the form or nature of vapor.
Vaporous (a.) Full of vapors or exhalations.
Vaporous (a.) Producing vapors; hence, windy; flatulent.
Vaporous (a.) Unreal; unsubstantial; vain; whimsical.
Variable (a.) Having the capacity of varying or changing; capable of alternation in any manner; changeable; as, variable winds or seasons; a variable quantity.
Variable (a.) Liable to vary; too susceptible of change; mutable; fickle; unsteady; inconstant; as, the affections of men are variable; passions are variable.
Variable (n.) That which is variable; that which varies, or is subject to change.
Variable (n.) A quantity which may increase or decrease; a quantity which admits of an infinite number of values in the same expression; a variable quantity; as, in the equation x2 - y2 = R2, x and y are variables.
Variable (n.) A shifting wind, or one that varies in force.
Variable (n.) Those parts of the sea where a steady wind is not expected, especially the parts between the trade-wind belts.
Variably (adv.) In a variable manner.
Variance (n.) The quality or state of being variant; change of condition; variation.
Variance (n.) Difference that produce dispute or controversy; disagreement; dissension; discord; dispute; quarrel.
Variance (n.) A disagreement or difference between two parts of the same legal proceeding, which, to be effectual, ought to agree, -- as between the writ and the declaration, or between the allegation and the proof.
Varicose (a.) Irregularly swollen or enlarged; affected with, or containing, varices, or varicosities; of or pertaining to varices, or varicosities; as, a varicose nerve fiber; a varicose vein; varicose ulcers.
Varicose (a.) Intended for the treatment of varicose veins; -- said of elastic stockings, bandages. and the like.
Varicous (a.) Varicose.
Varietal (a.) Of or pertaining to a variety; characterizing a variety; constituting a variety, in distinction from an individual or species.
Varietas (n.) A variety; -- used in giving scientific names, and often abbreviated to var.
Variform (a.) Having different shapes or forms.
Variolar (a.) Variolous.
Variolic (a.) Variolous.
Variorum (a.) Containing notes by different persons; -- applied to a publication; as, a variorum edition of a book.
Varletry (n.) The rabble; the crowd; the mob.
Vartabed (n.) A doctor or teacher in the Armenian church. Members of this order of ecclesiastics frequently have charge of dioceses, with episcopal functions.
Varveled (a.) Having varvels, or rings.
Vascular (a.) Consisting of, or containing, vessels as an essential part of a structure; full of vessels; specifically (Bot.), pertaining to, or containing, special ducts, or tubes, for the circulation of sap.
Vascular (a.) Operating by means of, or made up of an arrangement of, vessels; as, the vascular system in animals, including the arteries, veins, capillaries, lacteals, etc.
Vascular (a.) Of or pertaining to the vessels of animal and vegetable bodies; as, the vascular functions.
Vascular (a.) Of or pertaining to the higher division of plants, that is, the phaenogamous plants, all of which are vascular, in distinction from the cryptogams, which to a large extent are cellular only.
Vasculum (n.) Same as Ascidium, n., 1.
Vasculum (n.) A tin box, commonly cylindrical or flattened, used in collecting plants.
Vasiform (a.) Having the form of a vessel, or duct.
Vassalry (n.) The body of vassals.
Vastness (n.) The quality or state of being vast.
Vaticide (n.) The murder, or the murderer, of a prophet.
Vaticine (n.) A prediction; a vaticination.
Vaulting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vault
Vaultage (n.) Vaulted work; also, a vaulted place; an arched cellar.
Vaulting (n.) The act of constructing vaults; a vaulted construction.
Vaulting (n.) Act of one who vaults or leaps.
Vaunting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vaunt
Vauntful (a.) Given to vaunting or boasting; vainly ostentatious; boastful; vainglorious.
Vavasory (n.) The quality or tenure of the fee held by a vavasor; also, the lands held by a vavasor.
Waddling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Waddle
Wafering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wafer
Wagering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wager
Wagering (a.) Hazarding; pertaining to the act of one who wagers.
Waggling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Waggle
Wagoning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wagon
Wagonage (n.) Money paid for carriage or conveyance in wagon.
Wagonage (n.) A collection of wagons; wagons, collectively.
Wagonful (n.) As much as a wagon will hold; enough to fill a wagon; a wagonload.
Wailment (n.) Lamentation; loud weeping; wailing.
Wainable (a.) Capable of being plowed or cultivated; arable; tillable.
Wainbote (n.) See Cartbote. See also the Note under Bote.
Wainscot (n.) Oaken timber or boarding.
Wainscot (n.) A wooden lining or boarding of the walls of apartments, usually made in panels.
Wainscot (n.) Any one of numerous species of European moths of the family Leucanidae.
Wainscot (v. t.) To
Waitress (n.) A female waiter or attendant; a waiting maid or waiting woman.
Wakening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Waken
Wakening (n.) The act of one who wakens; esp., the act of ceasing to sleep; an awakening.
Wakening (n.) The revival of an action.
Waketime (n.) Time during which one is awake.
Walhalla (n.) See Valhalla.
Walkable (a.) Fit to be walked on; capable of being walked on or over.
Wallaroo (n.) Any one of several species of kangaroos of the genus Macropus, especially M. robustus, sometimes called the great wallaroo.
Wallbird (n.) The spotted flycatcher.
Wall-eye (n.) An eye in which the iris is of a very light gray or whitish color; -- said usually of horses.
Wall-eye (n.) An American fresh-water food fish (Stizostedion vitreum) having large and prominent eyes; -- called also glasseye, pike perch, yellow pike, and wall-eyed perch.
Wall-eye (n.) A California surf fish (Holconotus argenteus).
Wall-eye (n.) The alewife; -- called also wall-eyed herring.
Wallhick (n.) The lesser spotted woodpecker (Dryobates minor).
Walloons (n. pl.) A Romanic people inhabiting that part of Belgium which comprises the provinces of Hainaut, Namur, Liege, and Luxembourg, and about one third of Brabant; also, the language spoken by this people. Used also adjectively.
Walloped (imp. & p. p.) of Wallop
Wallowed (imp. & p. p.) of Wallow
Wallower (n.) One who, or that which, wallows.
Wallower (n.) A lantern wheel; a trundle.
Wallwort (n.) The dwarf elder, or danewort (Sambucus Ebulus).
Waltzing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Waltz
Wandered (imp. & p. p.) of Wander
Wanderer (n.) One who wanders; a rambler; one who roves; hence, one who deviates from duty.
Wanderoo (n.) A large monkey (Macacus silenus) native of Malabar. It is black, or nearly so, but has a long white or gray beard encircling the face. Called also maha, silenus, neelbhunder, lion-tailed baboon, and great wanderoo.
Wantless (a.) Having no want; abundant; fruitful.
Wantoned (imp. & p. p.) of Wanton
Wantonly (adv.) In a wanton manner; without regularity or restraint; loosely; sportively; gayly; playfully; recklessly; lasciviously.
Wantonly (adv.) Unintentionally; accidentally.
Wantrust (n.) Failing or diminishing trust; want of trust or confidence; distrust.
Wappened (a.) A word of doubtful meaning used once by Shakespeare.
Warbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Warble
Wardenry (n.) Alt. of Wardenship
Wardmote (n.) Anciently, a meeting of the inhabitants of a ward; also, a court formerly held in each ward of London for trying defaults in matters relating to the watch, police, and the like.
Wardrobe (v. t.) A room or apartment where clothes are kept, or wearing apparel is stored; a portable closet for hanging up clothes.
Wardrobe (v. t.) Wearing apparel, in general; articles of dress or personal decoration.
Wardrobe (v. t.) A privy.
Wardroom (n.) A room occupied as a messroom by the commissioned officers of a war vessel. See Gunroom.
Wardroom (n.) A room used by the citizens of a city ward, for meetings, political caucuses, elections, etc.
Wardship (n.) The office of a ward or keeper; care and protection of a ward; guardianship; right of guardianship.
Wardship (n.) The state of begin under a guardian; pupilage.
Wardsmen (pl. ) of Wardsman
Wardsman (n.) A man who keeps ward; a guard.
Wareless (n.) Unwary; incautious; unheeding; careless; unaware.
Wareroom (n.) A room in which goods are stored or exhibited for sale.
Warfarer (n.) One engaged in warfare; a military man; a soldier; a warrior.
Warhable (a.) Fit for war.
Wariment (n.) Wariness.
Wariness (n.) The quality or state of being wary; care to foresee and guard against evil; cautiousness.
Warkloom (n.) A tool; an implement.
Warmness (n.) Warmth.
Warmouth (n.) An American freshwater bream, or sunfish (Chaenobryttus gulosus); -- called also red-eyed bream.
Warproof (n.) Valor tried by war.
Warragal (n.) The dingo.
Warranty (n.) A covenant real, whereby the grantor of an estate of freehold and his heirs were bound to warrant and defend the title, and, in case of eviction by title paramount, to yield other lands of equal value in recompense. This warranty has long singe become obsolete, and its place supplied by personal covenants for title. Among these is the covenant of warranty, which runs with the land, and is in the nature of a real covenant.
Warranty (n.) An engagement or undertaking, express or implied, that a certain fact regarding the subject of a contract is, or shall be, as it is expressly or impliedly declared or promised to be. In sales of goods by persons in possession, there is an implied warranty of title, but, as to the quality of goods, the rule of every sale is, Caveat emptor.
Warranty (n.) A stipulation or engagement by a party insured, that certain things, relating to the subject of insurance, or affecting the risk, exist, or shall exist, or have been done, or shall be done. These warranties, when express, should appear in the policy; but there are certain implied warranties.
Warranty (n.) Justificatory mandate or precept; authority; warrant.
Warranty (n.) Security; warrant; guaranty.
Warranty (v. t.) To warrant; to guarantee.
Warrener (n.) The keeper of a warren.
Wart hog () Either one of two species of large, savage African wild hogs of the genus Phacoch/rus. These animals have a pair of large, rough, fleshy tubercles behind the tusks and second pair behind the eyes. The tusks are large and strong, and both pairs curve upward. The body is scantily covered with bristles, but there is long dorsal mane. The South African species (Phacoch/rus Aethiopicus) is the best known. Called also vlacke vark. The second species (P. Aeliani) is native of the coasts
Wartless (a.) Having no wart.
Wartweed (n.) Same as Wartwort.
Wartwort (n.) A name given to several plants because they were thought to be a cure for warts, as a kind of spurge (Euphorbia Helioscopia), and the nipplewort (Lampsana communis).
Washable (a.) Capable of being washed without damage to fabric or color.
Washbowl (n.) A basin, or bowl, to hold water for washing one's hands, face, etc.
Washdish (n.) A washbowl.
Washdish (n.) Same as Washerwoman, 2.
Wash-off (a.) Capable of being washed off; not permanent or durable; -- said of colors not fixed by steaming or otherwise.
Wasteful (a.) Full of waste; destructive to property; ruinous; as, wasteful practices or negligence; wasteful expenses.
Wasteful (a.) Expending, or tending to expend, property, or that which is valuable, in a needless or useless manner; lavish; prodigal; as, a wasteful person; a wasteful disposition.
Wasteful (a.) Waste; desolate; unoccupied; untilled.
Wastorel (n.) See Wastrel.
Watching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Watch
Watchdog (n.) A dog kept to watch and guard premises or property, and to give notice of the approach of intruders.
Watchful (a.) Full of watch; vigilant; attentive; careful to observe closely; observant; cautious; -- with of before the thing to be regulated or guarded; as, to be watchful of one's behavior; and with against before the thing to be avoided; as, to be watchful against the growth of vicious habits.
Watchmen (pl. ) of Watchman
Watchman (n.) One set to watch; a person who keeps guard; a guard; a sentinel.
Watchman (n.) Specifically, one who guards a building, or the streets of a city, by night.
Watering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Water
Waterage (n.) Money paid for transportation of goods, etc., by water.
Waterbok (n.) A water buck.
Watering () a. & n. from Water, v.
Waterish (a.) Resembling water; thin; watery.
Waterish (a.) Somewhat watery; moist; as, waterish land.
Watermen (pl. ) of Waterman
Waterman (n.) A man who plies for hire on rivers, lakes, or canals, or in harbors, in distinction from a seaman who is engaged on the high seas; a man who manages fresh-water craft; a boatman; a ferryman.
Waterman (n.) An attendant on cab stands, etc., who supplies water to the horses.
Waterman (n.) A water demon.
Waterpot (n.) A vessel for holding or conveying water, or for sprinkling water on cloth, plants, etc.
Waterway (n.) Heavy plank or timber extending fore and aft the whole length of a vessel's deck at the
Wattling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wattle
Wattling (n.) The act or process of binding or platting with twigs; also, the network so formed.
Waveless (a.) Free from waves; undisturbed; not agitated; as, the waveless sea.
Wavering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Waver
Waveworn (a.) Worn by the waves.
Waviness (n.) The quality or state of being wavy.
Waxberry (n.) The wax-covered fruit of the wax myrtle, or bayberry. See Bayberry, and Candleberry tree.
Waxiness (n.) Quality or state of being waxy.
Waybread (n.) The common dooryard plantain (Plantago major).
Wayfarer (n.) One who travels; a traveler; a passenger.
Waylayer (n.) One who waylays another.
Wayleway (interj.) See Welaway.
Waymaker (n.) One who makes a way; a precursor.
Waywiser (n.) An instrument for measuring the distance which one has traveled on the road; an odometer, pedometer, or perambulator.
Xanthate (n.) A salt of xanthic; a xanthogenate.
Xanthian (a.) Of or pertaining to Xanthus, an ancient town on Asia Minor; -- applied especially to certain marbles found near that place, and now in the British Museum.
Xanthide (n.) A compound or derivative of xanthogen.
Xanthium (n.) A genus of composite plants in which the scales of the involucre are united so as to form a kind of bur; cocklebur; clotbur.
Xanthoma (n.) A skin disease marked by the development or irregular yellowish patches upon the skin, especially upon the eyelids; -- called also xanthelasma.
Xanthose (n.) An orange-yellow substance found in pigment spots of certain crabs.
Xanthous (a.) Yellow; specifically (Ethnol.), of or pertaining to those races of man which have yellowish, red, auburn, or brown hair.
Yachting (n.) Sailing for pleasure in a yacht.
Yachtman (n.) See Yachtsman.
Yakamilk (n.) See Trumpeter, 3 (a).
Yardfuls (pl. ) of Yardful
Yardland (n.) A measure of land of uncertain quantity, varying from fifteen to forty acres; a virgate.
Yardwand (n.) A yardstick.
Yataghan (n.) A long knife, or short saber, common among Mohammedan nations, usually having a double curve, sometimes nearly straight.
Zamindar (n.) A landowner; also, a collector of land revenue; now, usually, a kind of feudatory recognized as an actual proprietor so long as he pays to the government a certain fixed revenue.
Zampogna (n.) A sort of bagpipe formerly in use among Italian peasants. It is now almost obsolete.
Zandmole (n.) The sand mole.
Zaratite (n.) A hydrous carbonate of nickel occurring as an emerald-green incrustation on chromite; -- called also emerald nickel.
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