8 letter words whose second letter is E
Aecidium (n.) A form of fruit in the cycle of development of the Rusts or Brands, an order of fungi, formerly considered independent plants.
Aegilops (n.) An ulcer or fistula in the inner corner of the eye.
Aegilops (n.) The great wild-oat grass or other cornfield weed.
Aegilops (n.) A genus of plants, called also hardgrass.
Aegrotat (n.) A medical certificate that a student is ill.
Aerating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Aerate
Aeration (n.) Exposure to the free action of the air; airing; as, aeration of soil, of spawn, etc.
Aeration (n.) A change produced in the blood by exposure to the air in respiration; oxygenation of the blood in respiration; arterialization.
Aeration (n.) The act or preparation of charging with carbonic acid gas or with oxygen.
Aerially (adv.) Like, or from, the air; in an aerial manner.
Aeriform (a.) Having the form or nature of air, or of an elastic fluid; gaseous. Hence fig.: Unreal.
Aerobies (n. pl.) Microorganisms which live in contact with the air and need oxygen for their growth; as the microbacteria which form on the surface of putrefactive fluids.
Aerocyst (n.) One of the air cells of algals.
Aerolite (n.) A stone, or metallic mass, which has fallen to the earth from distant space; a meteorite; a meteoric stone.
Aerolith (n.) Same as A/rolite.
Aerology (n.) That department of physics which treats of the atmosphere.
Aeronaut (n.) An aerial navigator; a balloonist.
Aerostat (n.) A balloon.
Aerostat (n.) A balloonist; an aeronaut.
Aesculin (n.) Same as Esculin.
Aesthete (n.) One who makes much or overmuch of aesthetics.
Aestival (a.) Of or belonging to the summer; as, aestival diseases.
Aestuary (n. & a.) See Estuary.
Aestuous (a.) Glowing; agitated, as with heat.
Aethogen (n.) A compound of nitrogen and boro/, which, when heated before the blowpipe, gives a brilliant phosphorescent; boric nitride.
Beaching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beach
Beaconed (imp. & p. p.) of Beacon
Beadlery (n.) Office or jurisdiction of a beadle.
Beadroll (n.) A catalogue of persons, for the rest of whose souls a certain number of prayers are to be said or counted off on the beads of a chaplet; hence, a catalogue in general.
Beadsman (n.) Alt. of Bedesman
Bedesman (n.) A poor man, supported in a beadhouse, and required to pray for the soul of its founder; an almsman.
Beadwork (n.) Ornamental work in beads.
Beakhead (n.) An ornament used in rich Norman doorways, resembling a head with a beak.
Beakhead (n.) A small platform at the fore part of the upper deck of a vessel, which contains the water closets of the crew.
Beakhead (n.) Same as Beak, 3.
Beakiron (n.) A bickern; a bench anvil with a long beak, adapted to reach the interior surface of sheet metal ware; the horn of an anvil.
Beambird (n.) A small European flycatcher (Muscicapa gricola), so called because it often nests on a beam in a building.
Beamless (a.) Not having a beam.
Beamless (a.) Not emitting light.
Bearable (a.) Capable of being borne or endured; tolerable.
Bearbind (n.) The bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis).
Bearding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beard
Bearherd (n.) A man who tends a bear.
Bearskin (n.) The skin of a bear.
Bearskin (n.) A coarse, shaggy, woolen cloth for overcoats.
Bearskin (n.) A cap made of bearskin, esp. one worn by soldiers.
Bearward (n.) A keeper of bears. See Bearherd.
Beatific (a.) Alt. of Beatifical
Beaupere (n.) A father.
Beaupere (n.) A companion.
Beauship (n.) The state of being a beau; the personality of a beau.
Beautied (p. a.) Beautiful; embellished.
Beautify (v. t.) To make or render beautiful; to add beauty to; to adorn; to deck; to grace; to embellish.
Beautify (v. i.) To become beautiful; to advance in beauty.
Beauxite (n.) See Bauxite.
Beavered (a.) Covered with, or wearing, a beaver or hat.
Bebirine (n.) An alkaloid got from the bark of the bebeeru, or green heart of Guiana (Nectandra Rodioei). It is a tonic, antiperiodic, and febrifuge, and is used in medicine as a substitute for quinine.
Bebloody (v. t.) To make bloody; to stain with blood.
Becalmed (imp. & p. p.) of Becalm
Bechamel (n.) A rich, white sauce, prepared with butter and cream.
Bechance (adv.) By chance; by accident.
Bechance (v. t. & i.) To befall; to chance; to happen to.
Beckoned (imp. & p. p.) of Beckon
Becoming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Become
Becoming (a.) Appropriate or fit; congruous; suitable; graceful; befitting.
Becoming (n.) That which is becoming or appropriate.
Bedabble (v. t.) To dabble; to sprinkle or wet.
Bedaggle (v. t.) To daggle.
Bedashed (imp. & p. p.) of Bedash
Bedaubed (imp. & p. p.) of Bedaub
Bedazzle (v. t.) To dazzle or make dim by a strong light.
Bedchair (n.) A chair with adjustable back, for the sick, to support them while sitting up in bed.
Bedecked (imp. & p. p.) of Bedeck
Bedeguar (n.) Alt. of Bedegar
Bedesman (n.) Same as Beadsman.
Bedewing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bedew
Bedimmed (imp. & p. p.) of Bedim
Bedmaker (n.) One who makes beds.
Bedphere (n.) See Bedfere.
Bedpiece (n.) Alt. of Bedplate
Bedplate (n.) The foundation framing or piece, by which the other parts are supported and held in place; the bed; -- called also baseplate and soleplate.
Bedquilt (n.) A quilt for a bed; a coverlet.
Bedrench (v. t.) To drench; to saturate with moisture; to soak.
Bed rock () The solid rock underlying superficial formations. Also Fig.
Bedstaff (n.) "A wooden pin stuck anciently on the sides of the bedstead, to hold the clothes from slipping on either side."
Bedstead (n.) A framework for supporting a bed.
Bedstock (n.) The front or the back part of the frame of a bedstead.
Bedstraw (n.) Straw put into a bed.
Bedstraw (n.) A genus of slender herbs, usually with square stems, whorled leaves, and small white flowers.
Beducked (imp. & p. p.) of Beduck
Bedunged (imp. & p. p.) of Bedung
Bedyeing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bedye
Beebread (n.) A brown, bitter substance found in some of the cells of honeycomb. It is made chiefly from the pollen of flowers, which is collected by bees as food for their young.
Beechnut (n.) The nut of the beech tree.
Beefwood (n.) An Australian tree (Casuarina), and its red wood, used for cabinetwork; also, the trees Stenocarpus salignus of New South Wales, and Banksia compar of Queensland.
Beehouse (n.) A house for bees; an apiary.
Beeregar (n.) Sour beer.
Beeswing (n.) The second crust formed in port and some other wines after long keeping. It consists of pure, shining scales of tartar, supposed to resemble the wing of a bee.
Beetling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beetle
Beetrave (n.) The common beet (Beta vulgaris).
Befallen (p. p.) of Befall
Befitted (imp. & p. p.) of Befit
Beflower (v. t.) To besprinkle or scatter over with, or as with, flowers.
Befogged (imp. & p. p.) of Befog
Befooled (imp. & p. p.) of Befool
Befouled (imp. & p. p.) of Befoul
Befriend (v. t.) To act as a friend to; to favor; to aid, benefit, or countenance.
Befringe (v. t.) To furnish with a fringe; to form a fringe upon; to adorn as with fringe.
Befuddle (v. t.) To becloud and confuse, as with liquor.
Begemmed (imp. & p. p.) of Begem
Begotten () of Beget
Begetter (n.) One who begets; a father.
Beggable (a.) Capable of being begged.
Beggared (imp. & p. p.) of Beggar
Beggarly (a.) In the condition of, or like, a beggar; suitable for a beggar; extremely indigent; poverty-stricken; mean; poor; contemptible.
Beggarly (a.) Produced or occasioned by beggary.
Beggarly (adv.) In an indigent, mean, or despicable manner; in the manner of a beggar.
Begilded (imp. & p. p.) of Begild
Beginner (n.) One who begins or originates anything. Specifically: A young or inexperienced practitioner or student; a tyro.
Begirded () of Begird
Begirdle (v. t.) To surround as with a girdle.
Begnawed (p. p.) of Begnaw
Begodded (imp. & p. p.) of Begod
Begotten () p. p. of Beget.
Begrease (v. t.) To soil or daub with grease or other oily matter.
Begrimed (imp. & p. p.) of Begrime
Begrimer (n.) One who, or that which, begrimes.
Begrudge (v. t.) To grudge; to envy the possession of.
Beguiled (imp. & p. p.) of Beguile
Beguiler (n.) One who, or that which, beguiles.
Behappen (v. t.) To happen to.
Behaving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Behave
Behavior (n.) Manner of behaving, whether good or bad; mode of conducting one's self; conduct; deportment; carriage; -- used also of inanimate objects; as, the behavior of a ship in a storm; the behavior of the magnetic needle.
Beheaded (imp. & p. p.) of Behead
Beheadal (n.) Beheading.
Behemoth (n.) An animal, probably the hippopotamus, described in Job xl. 15-24.
Behither (prep.) On this side of.
Beholden (p. p.) of Behold
Beholden (p. a.) Obliged; bound in gratitude; indebted.
Beholder (n.) One who beholds; a spectator.
Behooved (imp. & p. p.) of Behoove
Behovely (a. & adv.) Useful, or usefully.
Bejumble (v. t.) To jumble together.
Belamour (n.) A lover.
Belamour (n.) A flower, but of what kind is unknown.
Belating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Belate
Belaying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Belay
Belching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Belch
-esprits (pl. ) of Bel-esprit
Believed (imp. & p. p.) of Believe
Believer (n.) One who believes; one who is persuaded of the truth or reality of some doctrine, person, or thing.
Believer (n.) One who gives credit to the truth of the Scriptures, as a revelation from God; a Christian; -- in a more restricted sense, one who receives Christ as his Savior, and accepts the way of salvation unfolded in the gospel.
Believer (n.) One who was admitted to all the rights of divine worship an
Belittle (v. t.) To make little or less in a moral sense; to speak of in a depreciatory or contemptuous way.
Bellbird (n.) A South American bird of the genus Casmarhincos, and family Cotingidae, of several species; the campanero.
Bellbird (n.) The Myzantha melanophrys of Australia.
Bellical (a.) Of or pertaining to war; warlike; martial.
Bell jar () A glass vessel, varying in size, open at the bottom and closed at the top like a bell, and having a knob or handle at the top for lifting it. It is used for a great variety of purposes; as, with the air pump, and for holding gases, also for keeping the dust from articles exposed to view.
Bellowed (imp. & p. p.) of Bellow
Bellower (n.) One who, or that which, bellows.
Belluine (a.) Pertaining to, or like, a beast; brutal.
Bellwort (n.) A genus of plants (Uvularia) with yellowish bell-shaped flowers.
Bellying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Belly
Bellyful (n.) As much as satisfies the appetite. Hence: A great abundance; more than enough.
Belocked (imp. & p. p.) of Belock
Belonged (imp. & p. p.) of Belong
Belonite (n.) Minute acicular or dendritic crystal
Beluting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Belute
Bemangle (v. t.) To mangle; to tear asunder.
Bemaster (v. t.) To master thoroughly.
Bemingle (v. t.) To mingle; to mix.
Bemiring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bemire
Bemoaned (imp. & p. p.) of Bemoan
Bemoaner (n.) One who bemoans.
Bemuddle (v. t.) To muddle; to stupefy or bewilder; to confuse.
Bemuffle (v. t.) To cover as with a muffler; to wrap up.
Benching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bench
Bendable (a.) Capable of being bent.
Bendwise (adv.) Diagonally.
Beneaped (a.) See Neaped.
Benedict (n.) Alt. of Benedick
Benedick (n.) A married man, or a man newly married.
Benedict (a.) Having mild and salubrious qualities.
Benefice (n.) A favor or benefit.
Benefice (n.) An estate in lands; a fief.
Benefice (n.) An ecclesiastical living and church preferment, as in the Church of England; a church endowed with a revenue for the maintenance of divine service. See Advowson.
Benefice (v. t.) To endow with a benefice.
Benetted (imp. & p. p.) of Benet
Bengalee (n.) Alt. of Bengali
Benignly (adv.) In a benign manner.
Benitier (n.) A holy-water stoup.
Benjamin (n.) See Benzoin.
Benjamin (n.) A kind of upper coat for men.
Benumbed (imp. & p. p.) of Benumb
Benumbed (a.) Made torpid; numbed; stupefied; deadened; as, a benumbed body and mind.
Benzoate (n.) A salt formed by the union of benzoic acid with any salifiable base.
Beplumed (a.) Decked with feathers.
Bepommel (v. t.) To pommel; to beat, as with a stick; figuratively, to assail or criticise in conversation, or in writing.
Bepowder (v. t.) To sprinkle or cover with powder; to powder.
Bepraise (v. t.) To praise greatly or extravagantly.
Bepuffed (a.) Puffed; praised.
Bepurple (v. t.) To tinge or dye with a purple color.
Bequeath (v. t.) To give or leave by will; to give by testament; -- said especially of personal property.
Bequeath (v. t.) To hand down; to transmit.
Bequeath (v. t.) To give; to offer; to commit.
Berained (imp. & p. p.) of Berain
Berating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Berate
Berattle (v. t.) To make rattle; to scold vociferously; to cry down.
Berberry (n.) See Barberry.
Bereaved (imp. & p. p.) of Bereave
Bereaver (n.) One who bereaves.
Bergamot (n.) A tree of the Orange family (Citrus bergamia), having a roundish or pear-shaped fruit, from the rind of which an essential oil of delicious odor is extracted, much prized as a perfume. Also, the fruit.
Bergamot (n.) A variety of mint (Mentha aquatica, var. glabrata).
Bergamot (n.) The essence or perfume made from the fruit.
Bergamot (n.) A variety of pear.
Bergamot (n.) A variety of snuff perfumed with bergamot.
Bergamot (n.) A coarse tapestry, manufactured from flock of cotton or hemp, mixed with ox's or goat's hair; -- said to have been invented at Bergamo, Italy. Encyc. Brit.
Bergeret (n.) A pastoral song.
Bergmeal (n.) An earthy substance, resembling fine flour. It is composed of the shells of infusoria, and in Lapland and Sweden is sometimes eaten, mixed with flour or ground birch bark, in times of scarcity. This name is also given to a white powdery variety of calcite.
Bergmote (n.) See Barmote.
Berhymed (imp. & p. p.) of Berhyme
Beriberi (n.) An acute disease occurring in India, characterized by multiple inflammatory changes in the nerves, producing great muscular debility, a painful rigidity of the limbs, and cachexy.
Bernacle (n.) See Barnacle.
Bernicle (n.) A bernicle goose.
Bernouse (n.) Same as Burnoose.
Berretta (n.) A square cap worn by ecclesiastics of the Roman Catholic Church. A cardinal's berretta is scarlet; that worn by other clerics is black, except that a bishop's is
Berrying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Berry
Berrying (n.) A seeking for or gathering of berries, esp. of such as grow wild.
Berthing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Berth
Berthage (n.) A place for mooring vessels in a dock or harbor.
Berthing (n.) The planking outside of a vessel, above the sheer strake.
Berycoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the Berycidae, a family of marine fishes.
Bescrawl (v. t.) To cover with scrawls; to scribble over.
Bescreen (v. t.) To cover with a screen, or as with a screen; to shelter; to conceal.
Besought (imp. & p. p.) of Beseech
Beseemed (imp. & p. p.) of Beseem
Beseemly (a.) Fit; suitable; becoming.
Besetter (n.) One who, or that which, besets.
Beshroud (v. t.) To cover with, or as with, a shroud; to screen.
Besieged (imp. & p. p.) of Besiege
Besieger (n.) One who besieges; -- opposed to the besieged.
Beslaver (v. t.) To defile with slaver; to beslobber.
Besmirch (v. t.) To smirch or soil; to discolor; to obscure. Hence: To dishonor; to sully.
Besnowed (imp. & p. p.) of Besnow
Besotted (imp. & p. p.) of Besot
Besotted (a.) Made sottish, senseless, or infatuated; characterized by drunken stupidity, or by infatuation; stupefied.
Besought () p. p. of Beseech.
Bespoken () of Bespeak
Bespread (imp. & p. p.) of Bespread
Bespread (v. t.) To spread or cover over.
Besprent (p. p.) Sprinkled over; strewed.
Bestowed (imp. & p. p.) of Bestow
Bestowal (n.) The act of bestowing; disposal.
Bestower (n.) One that bestows.
Bestreak (v. t.) To streak.
Bestrown () of Bestrew
Bestrode (imp.) of Bestride
Bestrode () of Bestride
Bestride (v. t.) To stand or sit with anything between the legs, or with the legs astride; to stand over
Bestride (v. t.) To step over; to stride over or across; as, to bestride a threshold.
Bestrode () imp. & p. p. of Bestride.
Bestrown () p. p. of Bestrew.
Betaking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Betake
Betaught (a.) Delivered; committed in trust.
Bethrall (v. t.) To reduce to thralldom; to inthrall.
Bethumpt () of Bethump
Betiding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Betide
Betongue (v. t.) To attack with the tongue; to abuse; to insult.
Betonies (pl. ) of Betony
Betossed (imp. & p. p.) of Betoss
Betrayed (imp. & p. p.) of Betray
Betrayal (n.) The act or the result of betraying.
Betrayer (n.) One who, or that which, betrays.
Bettered (imp. & p. p.) of Better
Betumble (v. t.) To throw into disorder; to tumble.
Bevelled () of Bevel
Beveling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bevel
Bevelled (a.) Formed to a bevel angle; sloping; as, the beveled edge of a table.
Bevelled (a.) Replaced by two planes inclining equally upon the adjacent planes, as an edge; having its edges replaced by sloping planes, as a cube or other solid.
Beverage (v. t.) Liquid for drinking; drink; -- usually applied to drink artificially prepared and of an agreeable flavor; as, an intoxicating beverage.
Beverage (v. t.) Specifically, a name applied to various kinds of drink.
Beverage (v. t.) A treat, or drink money.
Bevilled (a.) Notched with an angle like that inclosed by a carpenter's bevel; -- said of a partition
Bewailed (imp. & p. p.) of Bewail
Bewailer (n.) One who bewails or laments.
Bewetted () of Bewet
Bewigged (imp. & p. p.) of Bewig
Bewilder (v. t.) To lead into perplexity or confusion, as for want of a plain path; to perplex with mazes; or in general, to perplex or confuse greatly.
Bewinter (v. t.) To make wintry.
Bewonder (v. t.) To fill with wonder.
Bewonder (v. t.) To wonder at; to admire.
Bewrayed (imp. & p. p.) of Bewray
Bewrayer (n.) One who, or that which, bewrays; a revealer.
Bezonian (n.) A low fellow or scoundrel; a beggar.
Bezzling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bezzle
Cedriret (n.) Same as Coerulignone.
Celature (n.) The act or art of engraving or embossing.
Celature (n.) That which is engraved.
Celeriac (n.) Turnip-rooted celery, a from of celery with a large globular root, which is used for food.
Celerity (n.) Rapidity of motion; quickness; swiftness.
Celibacy (n.) The state of being unmarried; single life, esp. that of a bachelor, or of one bound by vows not to marry.
Celibate (n.) Celibate state; celibacy.
Celibate (n.) One who is unmarried, esp. a bachelor, or one bound by vows not to marry.
Celibate (a.) Unmarried; single; as, a celibate state.
Cellarer (n.) A steward or butler of a monastery or chapter; one who has charge of procuring and keeping the provisions.
Cellaret (n.) A receptacle, as in a dining room, for a few bottles of wine or liquor, made in the form of a chest or coffer, or a deep drawer in a sideboard, and usually
Cellular (a.) Consisting of, or containing, cells; of or pertaining to a cell or cells.
Celotomy (n.) The act or operation of cutting, to relieve the structure in strangulated hernia.
Cemented (imp. & p. p.) of Cement
Cemental (a.) Of or pertaining to cement, as of a tooth; as, cemental tubes.
Cementer (n.) A person or thing that cements.
Cemetery (n.) A place or ground set apart for the burial of the dead; a graveyard; a churchyard; a necropolis.
Cenanthy (n.) The absence or suppression of the essential organs (stamens and pistil) in a flower.
Cenation (n.) Meal-taking; dining or supping.
Cenatory (a.) Of or pertaining to dinner or supper.
Cenobite (n.) One of a religious order, dwelling in a convent, or a community, in opposition to an anchoret, or hermit, who lives in solitude.
Cenogamy (n.) The state of a community which permits promiscuous sexual intercourse among its members, as in certain societies practicing communism.
Cenotaph (n.) An empty tomb or a monument erected in honor of a person who is buried elsewhere.
Cenozoic (a.) Belonging to the most recent division of geological time, including the tertiary, or Age of mammals, and the Quaternary, or Age of man. [Written also caenozoic, cainozoic, kainozoic.] See Geology.
Censured (imp. & p. p.) of Censure
Censurer (n.) One who censures.
Centaury (n.) A gentianaceous plant not fully identified. The name is usually given to the Erytheraea Centaurium and the Chlora perfoliata of Europe, but is also extended to the whole genus Sabbatia, and even to the unrelated Centaurea.
Centered (imp. & p. p.) of Centre
Centring () of Centre
Centiare (n.) See centare.
Centinel (n.) Sentinel.
Centiped (n.) A species of the Myriapoda; esp. the large, flattened, venomous kinds of the order Chilopoda, found in tropical climates. they are many-jointed, and have a great number of feet.
Centrale (n.) The central, or one of the central, bones of the carpus or or tarsus. In the tarsus of man it is represented by the navicular.
Centring (n.) See Centring.
Centrode (n.) In two figures having relative motion, one of the two curves which are the loci of the instantaneous center.
Centroid (n.) The center of mass, inertia, or gravity of a body or system of bodies.
Centrums (pl. ) of Centrum
Centuple (a.) Hundredfold.
Centuple (v. t.) To increase a hundredfold.
Cephalad (adv.) Forwards; towards the head or anterior extremity of the body; opposed to caudad.
Cephalic (a.) Of or pertaining to the head. See the Note under Anterior.
Cephalic (n.) A medicine for headache, or other disorder in the head.
Cephalon (n.) The head.
Ceramics (n.) The art of making things of baked clay; as pottery, tiles, etc.
Ceramics (n.) Work formed of clay in whole or in part, and baked; as, vases, urns, etc.
Cerastes (n.) A genus of poisonous African serpents, with a horny scale over each eye; the horned viper.
Ceratine (a.) Sophistical.
Cerberus (n.) A monster, in the shape of a three-headed dog, guarding the entrance into the infernal regions, Hence: Any vigilant custodian or guardian, esp. if surly.
Cerberus (n.) A genus of East Indian serpents, allied to the pythons; the bokadam.
Cercarle (pl. ) of Cercaria
Cercaria (n.) The larval form of a trematode worm having the shape of a tadpole, with its body terminated by a tail-like appendage.
Cercopod (n.) One of the jointed antenniform appendages of the posterior somites of certain insects.
Cerealia (n. pl.) Public festivals in honor of Ceres.
Cerealia (n. pl.) The cereals.
Cerealin (n.) A nitrogenous substance closely resembling diastase, obtained from bran, and possessing the power of converting starch into dextrin, sugar, and lactic acid.
Cerebral (a.) Of or pertaining to the cerebrum.
Cerebral (n.) One of a class of lingual consonants in the East Indian languages. See Lingual, n.
Cerebric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, the brain.
Cerebrin (n.) A nonphosphorized, nitrogenous substance, obtained from brain and nerve tissue by extraction with boiling alcohol. It is uncertain whether it exists as such in nerve tissue, or is a product of the decomposition of some more complex substance.
Cerebrum (n.) The anterior, and in man the larger, division of the brain; the seat of the reasoning faculties and the will. See Brain.
Cerement (n.) A cerecloth used for the special purpose of enveloping a dead body when embalmed.
Cerement (n.) Any shroud or wrapping for the dead.
Ceremony (n.) Ar act or series of acts, often of a symbolical character, prescribed by law, custom, or authority, in the conduct of important matters, as in the performance of religious duties, the transaction of affairs of state, and the celebration of notable events; as, the ceremony of crowning a sovereign; the ceremonies observed in consecrating a church; marriage and baptismal ceremonies.
Ceremony (n.) Behavior regulated by strict etiquette; a formal method of performing acts of civility; forms of civility prescribed by custom or authority.
Ceremony (n.) A ceremonial symbols; an emblem, as a crown, scepter, garland, etc.
Ceremony (n.) A sign or prodigy; a portent.
Cernuous (a.) Inclining or nodding downward; pendulous; drooping; -- said of a bud, flower, fruit, or the capsule of a moss.
Cerolite (n.) A hydrous silicate of magnesium, allied to serpentine, occurring in waxlike masses of a yellow or greenish color.
Cerotene (n.) A white waxy solid obtained from Chinese wax, and by the distillation of cerotin.
Cerulean (a.) Sky-colored; blue; azure.
Cerusite (n.) Alt. of Cerussite
Cervelat (n.) An ancient wind instrument, resembling the bassoon in tone.
Cervical (a.) Of or pertaining to the neck; as, the cervical vertebrae.
Cervixes (pl. ) of Cervix
Cervices (pl. ) of Cervix
Cesarean (a.) Alt. of Cesarian
Cesarian (a.) Same as Caesarean, Caesarian.
Cesarism (n.) See Caesarism.
Cessavit (n.) A writ given by statute to recover lands when the tenant has for two years failed to perform the conditions of his tenure.
Cessible (a.) Giving way; yielding.
Cessment (v. t.) An assessment or tax.
Cesspipe (n.) A pipe for carrying off waste water, etc., from a sink or cesspool.
Cesspool (n.) A cistern in the course, or the termination, of a drain, to collect sedimentary or superfluous matter; a privy vault; any receptacle of filth.
Cetacean (n.) One of the Cetacea.
Ceterach (n.) A species of fern with fronds (Asplenium Ceterach).
Cetewale (n.) Same as Zedoary.
Cetology (n.) The description or natural history of cetaceous animals.
Cetraric (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the lichen, Iceland moss (Cetaria Islandica).
Cetrarin (n.) A white substance extracted from the lichen, Iceland moss (Cetraria Islandica). It consists of several ingredients, among which is cetraric acid, a white, crystal
Deaconry (n.) See Deaconship.
Deadbeat (a.) Making a beat without recoil; giving indications by a single beat or excursion; -- said of galvanometers and other instruments in which the needle or index moves to the extent of its deflection and stops with little or no further oscillation.
Deadborn (a.) Stillborn.
Deadened (imp. & p. p.) of Deaden
Deadener (n.) One who, or that which, deadens or checks.
Dead-eye (n.) A round, flattish, wooden block, encircled by a rope, or an iron band, and pierced with three holes to receive the lanyard; -- used to extend the shrouds and stays, and for other purposes. Called also deadman's eye.
Deadhead (n.) One who receives free tickets for theaters, public conveyances, etc.
Deadhead (n.) A buoy. See under Dead, a.
Deadlock (n.) A lock which is not self-latching, but requires a key to throw the bolt forward.
Deadlock (n.) A counteraction of things, which produces an entire stoppage; a complete obstruction of action.
Deadness (n.) The state of being destitute of life, vigor, spirit, activity, etc.; dullness; inertness; languor; coldness; vapidness; indifference; as, the deadness of a limb, a body, or a tree; the deadness of an eye; deadness of the affections; the deadness of beer or cider; deadness to the world, and the like.
Dead-pay (n.) Pay drawn for soldiers, or others, really dead, whose names are kept on the rolls.
Deadwood (n.) A mass of timbers built into the bow and stern of a vessel to give solidity.
Deadwood (n.) Dead trees or branches; useless material.
Deafened (imp. & p. p.) of Deafen
Deafness (n.) Incapacity of perceiving sounds; the state of the organs which prevents the impression which constitute hearing; want of the sense of hearing.
Deafness (n.) Unwillingness to hear; voluntary rejection of what is addressed to the understanding.
Dealbate (v. t.) To whiten.
Dealfish (n.) A long, thin fish of the arctic seas (Trachypterus arcticus).
Deanship (n.) The office of a dean.
Dearborn (n.) A four-wheeled carriage, with curtained sides.
Dearling (n.) A darling.
Dearness (n.) The quality or state of being dear; cost
Dearness (n.) Fondness; preciousness; love; tenderness.
Deathbed (n.) The bed in which a person dies; hence, the closing hours of life of one who dies by sickness or the like; the last sickness.
Deathful (a.) Full of death or slaughter; murderous; destructive; bloody.
Deathful (a.) Liable to undergo death; mortal.
Deaurate (a.) Gilded.
Deaurate (v. t.) To gild.
Debarred (imp. & p. p.) of Debar
Debarked (imp. & p. p.) of Debark
Debasing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Debase
Debating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Debate
Debating (n.) The act of discussing or arguing; discussion.
Debility (a.) The state of being weak; weakness; feebleness; languor.
Debiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Debit
Debonair (a.) Characterized by courteousness, affability, or gentleness; of good appearance and manners; graceful; complaisant.
Debouche (n.) A place for exit; an outlet; hence, a market for goods.
Debtless (a.) Free from debt.
Debutant () Alt. of Debutante
Decadent (a.) Decaying; deteriorating.
Decadist (n.) A writer of a book divided into decades; as, Livy was a decadist.
Decagram (n.) Alt. of Decagramme
Decamped (imp. & p. p.) of Decamp
Decanted (imp. & p. p.) of Decant
Decanter (n.) A vessel used to decant liquors, or for receiving decanted liquors; a kind of glass bottle used for holding wine or other liquors, from which drinking glasses are filled.
Decanter (n.) One who decants liquors.
Decapoda (n. pl.) The order of Crustacea which includes the shrimps, lobsters, crabs, etc.
Decapoda (n. pl.) A division of the dibranchiate cephalopods including the cuttlefishes and squids. See Decacera.
Decatoic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, decane.
Decaying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decay
Deceased (imp. & p. p.) of Decease
Deceased (a.) Passed away; dead; gone.
Decedent (a.) Removing; departing.
Decedent (n.) A deceased person.
Deceived (imp. & p. p.) of Deceive
Deceiver (n.) One who deceives; one who leads into error; a cheat; an impostor.
December (n.) The twelfth and last month of the year, containing thirty-one days. During this month occurs the winter solstice.
December (n.) Fig.: With reference to the end of the year and to the winter season; as, the December of his life.
Decemfid (a.) Cleft into ten parts.
Decemvir (n.) One of a body of ten magistrates in ancient Rome.
Decemvir (n.) A member of any body of ten men in authority.
Decennia (pl. ) of Decennium
Deciding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decide
Decigram (n.) Alt. of Decigramme
Decimate (v. t.) To take the tenth part of; to tithe.
Decimate (v. t.) To select by lot and punish with death every tenth man of; as, to decimate a regiment as a punishment for mutiny.
Decimate (v. t.) To destroy a considerable part of; as, to decimate an army in battle; to decimate a people by disease.
Decipher (v. t.) To translate from secret characters or ciphers into intelligible terms; as, to decipher a letter written in secret characters.
Decipher (v. t.) To find out, so as to be able to make known the meaning of; to make out or read, as words badly written or partly obliterated; to detect; to reveal; to unfold.
Decipher (v. t.) To stamp; to detect; to discover.
Decipium (n.) A supposed rare element, said to be associated with cerium, yttrium, etc., in the mineral samarskite, and more recently called samarium. Symbol Dp. See Samarium.
Decision (n.) Cutting off; division; detachment of a part.
Decision (n.) The act of deciding; act of settling or terminating, as a controversy, by giving judgment on the matter at issue; determination, as of a question or doubt; settlement; conclusion.
Decision (n.) An account or report of a conclusion, especially of a legal adjudication or judicial determination of a question or cause; as, a decision of arbitrators; a decision of the Supreme Court.
Decision (n.) The quality of being decided; prompt and fixed determination; unwavering firmness; as, to manifest great decision.
Decisive (a.) Having the power or quality of deciding a question or controversy; putting an end to contest or controversy; final; conclusive.
Decisive (a.) Marked by promptness and decision.
Decisory (a.) Able to decide or determine; having a tendency to decide.
Declared (imp. & p. p.) of Declare
Declarer (n.) One who makes known or proclaims; that which exhibits.
Declinal (a.) Declining; sloping.
Decocted (imp. & p. p.) of Decoct
Decorate (v. t.) To deck with that which is becoming, ornamental, or honorary; to adorn; to beautify; to embellish; as, to decorate the person; to decorate an edifice; to decorate a lawn with flowers; to decorate the mind with moral beauties; to decorate a hero with honors.
Decorous (a.) Suitable to a character, or to the time, place, and occasion; marked with decorum; becoming; proper; seemly; befitting; as, a decorous speech; decorous behavior; a decorous dress for a judge.
Decoying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decoy
Decrease (n.) To grow less, -- opposed to increase; to be diminished gradually, in size, degree, number, duration, etc., or in strength, quality, or excellence; as, they days decrease in length from June to December.
Decrease (v. t.) To cause to grow less; to diminish gradually; as, extravagance decreases one's means.
Decrease (v.) A becoming less; gradual diminution; decay; as, a decrease of revenue or of strength.
Decrease (v.) The wane of the moon.
Decrepit (a.) Broken down with age; wasted and enfeebled by the infirmities of old age; feeble; worn out.
Decretal (a.) Appertaining to a decree; containing a decree; as, a decretal epistle.
Decretal (a.) An authoritative order or decree; especially, a letter of the pope, determining some point or question in ecclesiastical law. The decretals form the second part of the canon law.
Decretal (a.) The collection of ecclesiastical decrees and decisions made, by order of Gregory IX., in 1234, by St. Raymond of Pennafort.
Decrying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decry
Decupled (imp. & p. p.) of Decuple
Decurion (n.) A head or chief over ten; especially, an officer who commanded a division of ten soldiers.
Decuries (pl. ) of Decury
Dedalian (a.) See Daedalian.
Dedalous (a.) See Daedalous.
Dedicate (p. a.) Dedicated; set apart; devoted; consecrated.
Dedicate (v. t.) To set apart and consecrate, as to a divinity, or for sacred uses; to devote formally and solemnly; as, to dedicate vessels, treasures, a temple, or a church, to a religious use.
Dedicate (v. t.) To devote, set apart, or give up, as one's self, to a duty or service.
Dedicate (v. t.) To inscribe or address, as to a patron.
Dedition (n.) The act of yielding; surrender.
Dedolent (a.) Feeling no compunction; apathetic.
Deducing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deduce
Deducive (a.) That deduces; inferential.
Deducted (imp. & p. p.) of Deduct
Deductor (n.) The pilot whale or blackfish.
Deedless (a.) Not performing, or not having performed, deeds or exploits; inactive.
Deemster (n.) A judge in the Isle of Man who decides controversies without process.
Deepened (imp. & p. p.) of Deepen
Deep-fet (a.) Deeply fetched or drawn.
Deepness (n.) The state or quality of being deep, profound, mysterious, secretive, etc.; depth; profundity; -- opposed to shallowness.
Deepness (n.) Craft; insidiousness.
Deep-sea (a.) Of or pertaining to the deeper parts of the sea; as, a deep-sea
Deerskin (n.) The skin of a deer, or the leather which is made from it.
Defacing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deface
De facto () Actually; in fact; in reality; as, a king de facto, -- distinguished from a king de jure, or by right.
Defaming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Defame
Defamous (a.) Defamatory.
Defeated (imp. & p. p.) of Defeat
Defecate (a.) Freed from anything that can pollute, as dregs, lees, etc.; refined; purified.
Defecate (v. t.) To clear from impurities, as lees, dregs, etc.; to clarify; to purify; to refine.
Defecate (v. t.) To free from extraneous or polluting matter; to clear; to purify, as from that which materializes.
Defecate (v. i.) To become clear, pure, or free.
Defecate (v. i.) To void excrement.
Defended (imp. & p. p.) of Defend
Defendee (n.) One who is defended.
Defender (n.) One who defends; one who maintains, supports, protects, or vindicates; a champion; an advocate; a vindicator.
Defenser (n.) Defender.
Defensor (n.) A defender.
Defensor (n.) A defender or an advocate in court; a guardian or protector.
Defensor (n.) The patron of a church; an officer having charge of the temporal affairs of a church.
Deferred (imp. & p. p.) of Defer
Deferent (a.) Serving to carry; bearing.
Deferent (n.) That which carries or conveys.
Deferent (n.) An imaginary circle surrounding the earth, in whose periphery either the heavenly body or the center of the heavenly body's epicycle was supposed to be carried round.
Deferrer (n.) One who defers or puts off.
Defiance (n.) The act of defying, putting in opposition, or provoking to combat; a challenge; a provocation; a summons to combat.
Defiance (n.) A state of opposition; willingness to flight; disposition to resist; contempt of opposition.
Defiance (n.) A casting aside; renunciation; rejection.
Defigure (v. t.) To de
Defilade (v. t.) To raise, as a rampart, so as to shelter interior works commanded from some higher point.
Defiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Defile
Defining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Define
Definite (a.) Having certain or distinct; determinate in extent or greatness; limited; fixed; as, definite dimensions; a definite measure; a definite period or interval.
Definite (a.) Having certain limits in signification; determinate; certain; precise; fixed; exact; clear; as, a definite word, term, or expression.
Definite (a.) Determined; resolved.
Definite (a.) Serving to define or restrict; limiting; determining; as, the definite article.
Definite (n.) A thing defined or determined.
Deflexed (a.) Bent abruptly downward.
Deflower (v. t.) Same as Deflour.
Defluous (a.) Flowing down; falling off.
Deforced (imp. & p. p.) of Deforce
Deforest (v. t.) To clear of forests; to disforest.
Deformed (imp. & p. p.) of Deform
Deformed (a.) Unnatural or distorted in form; having a deformity; misshapen; disfigured; as, a deformed person; a deformed head.
Deformer (n.) One who deforms.
Deforser (n.) A deforciant.
Defrayed (imp. & p. p.) of Defray
Defrayal (n.) The act of defraying; payment; as, the defrayal of necessary costs.
Defrayer (n.) One who pays off expenses.
Deftness (n.) The quality of being deft.
Degender (v. i.) Alt. of Degener
Degraded (imp. & p. p.) of Degrade
Degraded (a.) Reduced in rank, character, or reputation; debased; sunken; low; base.
Degraded (a.) Having the typical characters or organs in a partially developed condition, or lacking certain parts.
Degraded (a.) Having steps; -- said of a cross each of whose extremities finishes in steps growing larger as they leave the center; -- termed also on degrees.
Dehorned (imp. & p. p.) of Dehorn
Dehorted (imp. & p. p.) of Dehort
Dehorter (n.) A dissuader; an adviser to the contrary.
Deifical (a.) Making divine; producing a likeness to God; god-making.
Deifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deify
Deigning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deign
Deignous (a.) Haughty; disdainful.
Dejected (imp. & p. p.) of Deject
Dejected (a.) Cast down; afflicted; low-spirited; sad; as, a dejected look or countenance.
Dejecter (n.) One who casts down, or dejects.
Dejectly (adv.) Dejectedly.
Dejerate (v. i.) To swear solemnly; to take an oath.
Dejeuner (n.) A breakfast; sometimes, also, a lunch or collation.
Dekagram (n.) Same as Decagram.
Delapsed (imp. & p. p.) of Delapse
Delating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Delate
Delation (n.) Conveyance.
Delation (n.) Accusation by an informer.
Delaware (n.) An American grape, with compact bunches of small, amber-colored berries, sweet and of a good flavor.
Delaying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Delay
Delectus (n.) A name given to an elementary book for learners of Latin or Greek.
Delegacy (a.) The act of delegating, or state of being delegated; deputed power.
Delegacy (a.) A body of delegates or commissioners; a delegation.
Delegate (n.) Any one sent and empowered to act for another; one deputed to represent; a chosen deputy; a representative; a commissioner; a vicar.
Delegate (n.) One elected by the people of a territory to represent them in Congress, where he has the right of debating, but not of voting.
Delegate (n.) One sent by any constituency to act as its representative in a convention; as, a delegate to a convention for nominating officers, or for forming or altering a constitution.
Delegate (a.) Sent to act for or represent another; deputed; as, a delegate judge.
Delegate (v. t.) To send as one's representative; to empower as an ambassador; to send with power to transact business; to commission; to depute; to authorize.
Delegate (v. t.) To intrust to the care or management of another; to transfer; to assign; to commit.
Deleting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Delete
Deletery (a.) Destructive; poisonous.
Deletery (n.) That which destroys.
Deletion (n.) Act of deleting, blotting out, or erasing; destruction.
Deletive (a.) Adapted to destroy or
Deletory (n.) That which blots out.
Delibate (v. t.) To taste; to take a sip of; to dabble in.
Delicacy (a.) The state or condition of being delicate; agreeableness to the senses; delightfulness; as, delicacy of flavor, of odor, and the like.
Delicacy (a.) Nicety or fineness of form, texture, or constitution; softness; elegance; smoothness; tenderness; and hence, frailty or weakness; as, the delicacy of a fiber or a thread; delicacy of a hand or of the human form; delicacy of the skin; delicacy of frame.
Delicacy (a.) Nice propriety of manners or conduct; susceptibility or tenderness of feeling; refinement; fastidiousness; and hence, in an exaggerated sense, effeminacy; as, great delicacy of behavior; delicacy in doing a kindness; delicacy of character that unfits for earnest action.
Delicacy (a.) Addiction to pleasure; luxury; daintiness; indulgence; luxurious or voluptuous treatment.
Delicacy (a.) Nice and refined perception and discrimination; critical niceness; fastidious accuracy.
Delicacy (a.) The state of being affected by slight causes; sensitiveness; as, the delicacy of a chemist's balance.
Delicacy (a.) That which is alluring, delicate, or refined; a luxury or pleasure; something pleasant to the senses, especially to the sense of taste; a dainty; as, delicacies of the table.
Delicacy (a.) Pleasure; gratification; delight.
Delicate (a.) Addicted to pleasure; luxurious; voluptuous; alluring.
Delicate (a.) Pleasing to the senses; refinedly agreeable; hence, adapted to please a nice or cultivated taste; nice; fine; elegant; as, a delicate dish; delicate flavor.
Delicate (a.) Slight and shapely; lovely; graceful; as, "a delicate creature."
Delicate (a.) Fine or slender; minute; not coarse; -- said of a thread, or the like; as, delicate cotton.
Delicate (a.) Slight or smooth; light and yielding; -- said of texture; as, delicate lace or silk.
Delicate (a.) Soft and fair; -- said of the skin or a surface; as, a delicate cheek; a delicate complexion.
Delicate (a.) Light, or softly tinted; -- said of a color; as, a delicate blue.
Delicate (a.) Refined; gentle; scrupulous not to trespass or offend; considerate; -- said of manners, conduct, or feelings; as, delicate behavior; delicate attentions; delicate thoughtfulness.
Delicate (a.) Tender; not able to endure hardship; feeble; frail; effeminate; -- said of constitution, health, etc.; as, a delicate child; delicate health.
Delicate (a.) Requiring careful handling; not to be rudely or hastily dealt with; nice; critical; as, a delicate subject or question.
Delicate (a.) Of exacting tastes and habits; dainty; fastidious.
Delicate (a.) Nicely discriminating or perceptive; refinedly critical; sensitive; exquisite; as, a delicate taste; a delicate ear for music.
Delicate (a.) Affected by slight causes; showing slight changes; as, a delicate thermometer.
Delicate (n.) A choice dainty; a delicacy.
Delicate (n.) A delicate, luxurious, or effeminate person.
Deligate (v. t.) To bind up; to bandage.
Deliracy (n.) Delirium.
Delirant (a.) Delirious.
Delirate (v. t. & i.) To madden; to rave.
Delirium (n.) A state in which the thoughts, expressions, and actions are wild, irregular, and incoherent; mental aberration; a roving or wandering of the mind, -- usually dependent on a fever or some other disease, and so distinguished from mania, or madness.
Delirium (n.) Strong excitement; wild enthusiasm; madness.
Delivery (n.) The act of delivering from restraint; rescue; release; liberation; as, the delivery of a captive from his dungeon.
Delivery (n.) The act of delivering up or over; surrender; transfer of the body or substance of a thing; distribution; as, the delivery of a fort, of hostages, of a criminal, of goods, of letters.
Delivery (n.) The act or style of utterance; manner of speaking; as, a good delivery; a clear delivery.
Delivery (n.) The act of giving birth; parturition; the expulsion or extraction of a fetus and its membranes.
Delivery (n.) The act of exerting one's strength or limbs.
Delivery (n.) The act or manner of delivering a ball; as, the pitcher has a swift delivery.
Delphian (a.) Delphic.
Delphine (a.) Pertaining to the dauphin of France; as, the Delphin classics, an edition of the Latin classics, prepared in the reign of Louis XIV., for the use of the dauphin (in usum Delphini).
Delphine (a.) Pertaining to the dolphin, a genus of fishes.
Deluding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Delude
Deluging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deluge
Delusion (n.) The act of deluding; deception; a misleading of the mind.
Delusion (n.) The state of being deluded or misled.
Delusion (n.) That which is falsely or delusively believed or propagated; false belief; error in belief.
Delusive (a.) Apt or fitted to delude; tending to mislead the mind; deceptive; beguiling; delusory; as, delusive arts; a delusive dream.
Delusory (a.) Delusive; fallacious.
Demagogy (n.) Demagogism.
Demanded (imp. & p. p.) of Demand
Demander (n.) One who demands.
Demeaned (imp. & p. p.) of Demean
Demeanor (v. t.) Management; treatment; conduct.
Demeanor (v. t.) Behavior; deportment; carriage; bearing; mien.
Demented (a.) Insane; mad; of unsound mind.
Dementia (n.) Insanity; madness; esp. that form which consists in weakness or total loss of thought and reason; mental imbecility; idiocy.
Demersed (a.) Situated or growing under water, as leaves; submersed.
Demijohn (n.) A glass vessel or bottle with a large body and small neck, inclosed in wickerwork.
Demilune (n.) A work constructed beyond the main ditch of a fortress, and in front of the curtain between two bastions, intended to defend the curtain; a ravelin. See Ravelin.
Demilune (n.) A crescentic mass of granular protoplasm present in the salivary glands.
Demising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Demise
Demissly (adv.) In a humble manner.
Demisuit (n.) A suit of light armor covering less than the whole body, as having no protection for the legs below the thighs, no vizor to the helmet, and the like.
Demitted (imp. & p. p.) of Demit
Demitint (n.) That part of a painting, engraving, or the like, which is neither in full darkness nor full light.
Demitint (n.) The shade itself; neither the darkest nor the lightest in a composition. Also called half tint.
Demitone (n.) Semitone.
Demiurge (n.) The chief magistrate in some of the Greek states.
Demiurge (n.) God, as the Maker of the world.
Demiurge (n.) According to the Gnostics, an agent or one employed by the Supreme Being to create the material universe and man.
Demivill (n.) A half vill, consisting of five freemen or frankpledges.
Demivolt (n.) A half vault; one of the seven artificial motions of a horse, in which he raises his fore legs in a particular manner.
Demiwolf (n.) A half wolf; a mongrel dog, between a dog and a wolf.
Democrat (n.) One who is an adherent or advocate of democracy, or government by the people.
Democrat (n.) A member of the Democratic party.
Demolish (v. t.) To throw or pull down; to raze; to destroy the fabric of; to pull to pieces; to ruin; as, to demolish an edifice, or a wall.
Demoness (n.) A female demon.
Demoniac (a.) Alt. of Demoniacal
Demoniac (n.) A human being possessed by a demon or evil spirit; one whose faculties are directly controlled by a demon.
Demoniac (n.) One of a sect of Anabaptists who maintain that the demons or devils will finally be saved.
Demonial (a.) Of or pertaining to a demon.
Demonian (a.) Relating to, or having the nature of, a demon.
Demonism (n.) The belief in demons or false gods.
Demonist (n.) A believer in, or worshiper of, demons.
Demonize (v. t.) To convert into a demon; to infuse the principles or fury of a demon into.
Demonize (v. t.) To control or possess by a demon.
Demonomy (n.) The dominion of demons.
Demorage (n.) Demurrage.
Dempster (n.) Alt. of Demster
Demurred (imp. & p. p.) of Demur
Demurely (adv.) In a demure manner; soberly; gravely; -- now, commonly, with a mere show of gravity or modesty.
Demurity (n.) Demureness; also, one who is demure.
Demurral (n.) Demur; delay in acting or deciding.
Demurrer (n.) One who demurs.
Demurrer (n.) A stop or pause by a party to an action, for the judgment of the court on the question, whether, assuming the truth of the matter alleged by the opposite party, it is sufficient in law to sustain the action or defense, and hence whether the party resting is bound to answer or proceed further.
Denarius (n.) A Roman silver coin of the value of about fourteen cents; the "penny" of the New Testament; -- so called from being worth originally ten of the pieces called as.
Dendrite (n.) A stone or mineral on or in which are branching figures resembling shrubs or trees, produced by a foreign mineral, usually an oxide of manganese, as in the moss agate; also, a crystallized mineral having an arborescent form, e. g., gold or silver; an arborization.
Dendroid (a.) Alt. of Dendroidal
Denegate (v. t.) To deny.
Deniable (a.) Capable of being, or liable to be, denied.
Deniance (n.) Denial.
Denotate (v. t.) To mark off; to denote.
Denoting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Denote
Denotive (a.) Serving to denote.
Denounce (v. t.) To make known in a solemn or official manner; to declare; to proclaim (especially an evil).
Denounce (v. t.) To proclaim in a threatening manner; to threaten by some outward sign or expression.
Denounce (v. t.) To point out as deserving of reprehension or punishment, etc.; to accuse in a threatening manner; to invoke censure upon; to stigmatize.
Dentated (a.) Toothed; especially, with the teeth projecting straight out, not pointed either forward or backward; as, a dentate leaf.
Dentated (a.) Having teeth or toothlike points. See Illust. of Antennae.
Dentelle (n.) An ornamental tooling like lace.
Dentelli (n. pl.) Modillions.
Denticle (n.) A small tooth or projecting point.
Dentized (imp. & p. p.) of Dentize
Denudate (v. t.) To denude.
Departed (imp. & p. p.) of Depart
Departer (n.) One who refines metals by separation.
Departer (n.) One who departs.
Depeinct (v. t.) To paint.
Depended (imp. & p. p.) of Depend
Depender (n.) One who depends; a dependent.
Depeople (v. t.) To depopulate.
Deperdit (n.) That which is lost or destroyed.
Dephlegm (v. t.) To rid of phlegm or water; to dephlegmate.
Depicted (imp. & p. p.) of Depict
Depilate (v. t.) To strip of hair; to husk.
Depilous (a.) Hairless.
Depleted (imp. & p. p.) of Deplete
Deplored (imp. & p. p.) of Deplore
Deplorre (n.) One who deplores.
Deployed (imp. & p. p.) of Deploy
Deplumed (imp. & p. p.) of Deplume
Depolish (v. t.) To remove the polish or glaze from.
Deponing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Depone
Deponent (v. t.) One who deposes or testifies under oath; one who gives evidence; usually, one who testifies in writing.
Deponent (v. t.) A deponent verb.
Deponent (a.) Having a passive form with an active meaning, as certain latin and Greek verbs.
Deported (imp. & p. p.) of Deport
Deposing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Depose
Depraved (imp. & p. p.) of Deprave
Depraver (n.) One who deprave or corrupts.
Deprived (imp. & p. p.) of Deprive
Depriver (n.) One who, or that which, deprives.
Depurant (a. & n.) Depurative.
Depurate (a.) Depurated; cleansed; freed from impurities.
Depurate (v. t.) To free from impurities, heterogeneous matter, or feculence; to purify; to cleanse.
Deputing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Depute
Deputize (v. t.) To appoint as one's deputy; to empower to act in one's stead; to depute.
Deputies (pl. ) of Deputy
Derailed (imp. & p. p.) of Derail
Deranged (imp. & p. p.) of Derange
Deranged (a.) Disordered; especially, disordered in mind; crazy; insane.
Deranger (n.) One who deranges.
Derdoing (v. t.) Doing daring or chivalrous deeds.
Derelict (a.) Given up or forsaken by the natural owner or guardian; left and abandoned; as, derelict lands.
Derelict (a.) Lost; adrift; hence, wanting; careless; neglectful; unfaithful.
Derelict (n.) A thing voluntary abandoned or willfully cast away by its proper owner, especially a ship abandoned at sea.
Derelict (n.) A tract of land left dry by the sea, and fit for cultivation or use.
Dereling (n.) Darling.
Dereling (n.) Darling.
Deriding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deride
Derision (n.) The act of deriding, or the state of being derided; mockery; scornful or contemptuous treatment which holds one up to ridicule.
Derision (n.) An object of derision or scorn; a laughing-stock.
Derisive (a.) Expressing, serving for, or characterized by, derision.
Derisory (a.) Derisive; mocking.
Derivate (a.) Derived; derivative.
Derivate (n.) A thing derived; a derivative.
Derivate (v. t.) To derive.
Deriving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Derive
Dermatic (a.) Alt. of Dermatine
Derogant (a.) Derogatory.
Derogate (v. t.) To annul in part; to repeal partly; to restrict; to limit the action of; -- said of a law.
Derogate (v. t.) To lessen; to detract from; to disparage; to depreciate; -- said of a person or thing.
Derogate (v. i.) To take away; to detract; to withdraw; -- usually with from.
Derogate (v. i.) To act beneath one-s rank, place, birth, or character; to degenerate.
Derogate (n.) Diminished in value; dishonored; degraded.
Derworth (a.) Precious.
Describe (v. t.) To represent by drawing; to draw a plan of; to de
Describe (v. t.) To represent by words written or spoken; to give an account of; to make known to others by words or signs; as, the geographer describes countries and cities.
Describe (v. t.) To distribute into parts, groups, or classes; to mark off; to class.
Describe (v. i.) To use the faculty of describing; to give a description; as, Milton describes with uncommon force and beauty.
Descrier (n.) One who descries.
Descrive (v. t.) To describe.
Descried (imp. & p. p.) of Descry
Desecate (v. t.) To cut, as with a scythe; to mow.
Deserted (imp. & p. p.) of Desert
Deserter (n.) One who forsakes a duty, a cause or a party, a friend, or any one to whom he owes service; especially, a soldier or a seaman who abandons the service without leave; one guilty of desertion.
Deserved (imp. & p. p.) of Deserve
Deserver (n.) One who deserves.
Designed (imp. & p. p.) of Design
Designer (n.) One who designs, marks out, or plans; a contriver.
Designer (n.) One who produces or creates original works of art or decoration.
Designer (n.) A plotter; a schemer; -- used in a bad sense.
Desilver (v. t.) To deprive of silver; as, to desilver lead.
Desinent (a.) Ending; forming an end; lowermost.
Desiring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Desire
Desirous (n.) Feeling desire; eagerly wishing; solicitous; eager to obtain; covetous.
Desisted (imp. & p. p.) of Desist
Desition (n.) An end or ending.
Desitive (a.) Final; serving to complete; conclusive.
Desitive (n.) A proposition relating to or expressing an end or conclusion.
Deskwork (n.) Work done at a desk, as by a clerk or writer.
Desolate (a.) Destitute or deprived of inhabitants; deserted; uninhabited; hence, gloomy; as, a desolate isle; a desolate wilderness; a desolate house.
Desolate (a.) Laid waste; in a ruinous condition; neglected; destroyed; as, desolate altars.
Desolate (a.) Left alone; forsaken; lonely; comfortless.
Desolate (a.) Lost to shame; dissolute.
Desolate (a.) Destitute of; lacking in.
Desolate (v. t.) To make desolate; to leave alone; to deprive of inhabitants; as, the earth was nearly desolated by the flood.
Desolate (v. t.) To lay waste; to ruin; to ravage; as, a fire desolates a city.
Despatch (n. & v.) Same as Dispatch.
Despisal (n.) A despising; contempt.
Despised (imp. & p. p.) of Despise
Despiser (n.) One who despises; a contemner; a scorner.
Despited (imp. & p. p.) of Despite
Despotat (n.) The station or government of a despot; also, the domain of a despot.
Despotic (a.) Alt. of Despotical
Despread (v. t. & i.) See Dispread.
Destinal (a.) Determined by destiny; fated.
Destined (imp. & p. p.) of Destine
Destruct (v. t.) To destroy.
Destruie (v. t.) To destroy.
Detached (imp. & p. p.) of Detach
Detached (a.) Separate; unconnected, or imperfectly connected; as, detached parcels.
Detailed (imp. & p. p.) of Detail
Detailer (n.) One who details.
Detained (imp. & p. p.) of Detain
Detainer (n.) One who detains.
Detainer (n.) The keeping possession of what belongs to another; detention of what is another's, even though the original taking may have been lawful. Forcible detainer is indictable at common law.
Detainer (n.) A writ authorizing the keeper of a prison to continue to keep a person in custody.
Detected (imp. & p. p.) of Detect
Detecter (n.) One who, or that which, detects or brings to light; one who finds out what another attempts to conceal; a detector.
Detector (n.) One who, or that which, detects; a detecter.
Deterred (imp. & p. p.) of Deter
Deterged (imp. & p. p.) of Deterge
Detested (imp. & p. p.) of Detest
Detester (n.) One who detes//
Dethrone (v. t.) To remove or drive from a throne; to depose; to divest of supreme authority and dignity.
Detonate (v. i.) To explode with a sudden report; as, niter detonates with sulphur.
Detonate (v. t.) To cause to explode; to cause to burn or inflame with a sudden report.
Detonize (v. t. & i.) To explode, or cause to explode; to burn with an explosion; to detonate.
Detorted (imp. & p. p.) of Detort
Detracor (n.) One who detracts; a derogator; a defamer.
Detrital (a.) Pertaining to, or composed of, detritus.
Detritus (n.) A mass of substances worn off from solid bodies by attrition, and reduced to small portions; as, diluvial detritus.
Detritus (n.) Hence: Any fragments separated from the body to which they belonged; any product of disintegration.
Detruded (imp. & p. p.) of Detrude
Detteles (a.) Free from debt.
Devested (imp. & p. p.) of Devest
Devexity (a.) A bending downward; a sloping; incurvation downward; declivity.
Deviated (imp. & p. p.) of Deviate
Deviator (n.) One who, or that which, deviates.
Devilled () of Devil
Deviling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Devil
Deviless (n.) A she-devil.
Deviling (n.) A young devil.
Devilish (a.) Resembling, characteristic of, or pertaining to, the devil; diabolical; wicked in the extreme.
Devilish (a.) Extreme; excessive.
Devilism (n.) The state of the devil or of devils; doctrine of the devil or of devils.
Devilize (v. t.) To make a devil of.
Devilkin (n.) A little devil; a devilet.
Deviltry (n.) Diabolical conduct; malignant mischief; devilry.
Devising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Devise
Devolute (v. t.) To devolve.
Devolved (imp. & p. p.) of Devolve
Devonian (a.) Of or pertaining to Devon or Devonshire in England; as, the Devonian rocks, period, or system.
Devonian (n.) The Devonian age or formation.
Devotary (n.) A votary.
Devoting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Devote
Devotion (n.) The act of devoting; consecration.
Devotion (n.) The state of being devoted; addiction; eager inclination; strong attachment love or affection; zeal; especially, feelings toward God appropriately expressed by acts of worship; devoutness.
Devotion (n.) Act of devotedness or devoutness; manifestation of strong attachment; act of worship; prayer.
Devotion (n.) Disposal; power of disposal.
Devotion (n.) A thing consecrated; an object of devotion.
Devoured (imp. & p. p.) of Devour
Devourer (n.) One who, or that which, devours.
Devoutly (adv.) In a devout and reverent manner; with devout emotions; piously.
Devoutly (adv.) Sincerely; solemnly; earnestly.
Dewberry (n.) The fruit of certain species of bramble (Rubus); in England, the fruit of R. caesius, which has a glaucous bloom; in America, that of R. canadensis and R. hispidus, species of low blackberries.
Dewberry (n.) The plant which bears the fruit.
Dewiness (n.) State of being dewy.
Dextrose (n.) A sirupy, or white crystal
Dextrous (n.) Alt. of Dextrousness
Eelgrass (n.) A plant (Zostera marina), with very long and narrow leaves, growing abundantly in shallow bays along the North Atlantic coast.
Eelspear (n.) A spear with barbed forks for spearing eels.
Eerisome (a.) Causing fear; eerie.
Feaberry (n.) A gooseberry.
Fearless (a.) Free from fear.
Fearsome (a.) Frightful; causing fear.
Fearsome (a.) Easily frightened; timid; timorous.
Feasible (a.) Capable of being done, executed, or effected; practicable.
Feasible (a.) Fit to be used or tailed, as land.
Feasting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Feast
Feastful (a.) Festive; festal; joyful; sumptuous; luxurious.
Feateous (a.) Dexterous; neat.
Feathery (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, feathers; covered with, or as with, feathers; as, feathery spray or snow.
Featness (n.) Skill; adroitness.
Featured (a.) Shaped; fashioned.
Featured (a.) Having features; formed into features.
Feazings (v. t.) The unlaid or ragged end of a rope.
Febrific (a.) Producing fever.
February (n.) The second month in the year, said to have been introduced into the Roman calendar by Numa. In common years this month contains twenty-eight days; in the bissextile, or leap year, it has twenty-nine days.
Fecifork (n.) The anal fork on which the larvae of certain insects carry their faeces.
Feckless (a.) Spiritless; weak; worthless.
Feculent (a.) Foul with extraneous or impure substances; abounding with sediment or excrementitious matter; muddy; thick; turbid.
Federary (n.) A partner; a confederate; an accomplice.
Federate (a.) United by compact, as sovereignties, states, or nations; joined in confederacy; leagued; confederate; as, federate nations.
Feetless (a.) Destitute of feet; as, feetless birds.
Feigning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Feign
Feigning (a.) That feigns; insincere; not genuine; false.
Feldspar (n.) Alt. of Feldspath
Felicity (n.) The state of being happy; blessedness; blissfulness; enjoyment of good.
Felicity (n.) That which promotes happiness; a successful or gratifying event; prosperity; blessing.
Felicity (n.) A pleasing faculty or accomplishment; as, felicity in painting portraits, or in writing or talking.
Fellable (a.) Fit to be felled.
Fellahin (pl. ) of Fellah
Felltare (n.) The fieldfare.
Fellinic (a.) Of, relating to, or derived from, bile or gall; as, fellinic acid.
Fellness (n.) The quality or state of being fell or cruel; fierce barbarity.
Fellowly (a.) Fellowlike.
Felonous (a.) Wicked; felonious.
Felonies (pl. ) of Felony
Felsitic (a.) relating to, composed of, or containing, felsite.
Felspath (n.) See Feldspar.
Felstone (n.) See Felsite.
Femalist (n.) A gallant.
Femalize (v. t.) To make, or to describe as, female or feminine.
Femerell (n.) A lantern, or louver covering, placed on a roof, for ventilation or escape of smoke.
Feminate (a.) Feminine.
Feminine (a.) Of or pertaining to a woman, or to women; characteristic of a woman; womanish; womanly.
Feminine (a.) Having the qualities of a woman; becoming or appropriate to the female sex; as, in a good sense, modest, graceful, affectionate, confiding; or, in a bad sense, weak, nerveless, timid, pleasure-loving, effeminate.
Feminine (n.) A woman.
Feminine (n.) Any one of those words which are the appellations of females, or which have the terminations usually found in such words; as, actress, songstress, abbess, executrix.
Feminity (n.) Woman
Feminize (v. t.) To make womanish or effeminate.
Fenceful (a.) Affording defense; defensive.
Fencible (n.) A soldier enlisted for home service only; -- usually in the pl.
Fenerate (v. i.) To put money to usury; to lend on interest.
Fenestra (n.) A small opening; esp., one of the apertures, closed by membranes, between the tympanum and internal ear.
Feoffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Feoff
Feracity (n.) The state of being feracious or fruitful.
Ferdness (n.) Fearfulness.
Feretory (n.) A portable bier or shrine, variously adorned, used for containing relics of saints.
Ferforth (adv.) Far forth.
Feringee (n.) The name given to Europeans by the Hindos.
Ferocity (n.) Savage wildness or fierceness; fury; cruelty; as, ferocity of countenance.
Ferreous (a.) Partaking of, made of, or pertaining to, iron; like iron.
Ferreted (imp. & p. p.) of Ferret
Ferreter (n.) One who ferrets.
Ferretto (n.) Copper sulphide, used to color glass.
Ferriage (n.) The price or fare to be paid for passage at a ferry.
Ferroso- () See Ferro-.
Ferrying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ferry
Ferrymen (pl. ) of Ferryman
Ferryman (n.) One who maintains or attends a ferry.
Feruling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ferule
Fervence (n.) Heat; fervency.
Fervency (n.) The state of being fervent or warm; ardor; warmth of feeling or devotion; eagerness.
Fescuing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fescue
Fesswise (adv.) In the manner of fess.
Festally (adv.) Joyously; festively; mirthfully.
Festered (imp. & p. p.) of Fester
Festival (a.) Pertaining to a fest; festive; festal; appropriate to a festival; joyous; mirthful.
Festlich (n.) Festive; fond of festive occasions.
Festoony (a.) Pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling, festoons.
Fetation (n.) The formation of a fetus in the womb; pregnancy.
Fetching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fetch
Feticide (n.) The act of killing the fetus in the womb; the offense of procuring an abortion.
Feticism (n.) See Fetichism.
Fetidity (n.) Fetidness.
Fetisely (adv.) Neatly; gracefully; properly.
Fettered (a.) Seeming as if fettered, as the feet of certain animals which bend backward, and appear unfit for walking.
Fetterer (n.) One who fetters.
Fettling (n.) A mixture of ore, cinders, etc., used to
Fettling (n.) The operation of shaving or smoothing the surface of undried clay ware.
Feudally (adv.) In a feudal manner.
Feudtory (a.) Held from another on some conditional tenure; as, a feudatory title.
Feuterer (n.) A dog keeper.
Fevering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fever
Feverfew (n.) A perennial plant (Pyrethrum, / Chrysanthemum, Parthenium) allied to camomile, having finely divided leaves and white blossoms; -- so named from its supposed febrifugal qualities.
Feverish (a.) Having a fever; suffering from, or affected with, a moderate degree of fever; showing increased heat and thirst; as, the patient is feverish.
Feverish (a.) Indicating, or pertaining to, fever; characteristic of a fever; as, feverish symptoms.
Feverish (a.) Hot; sultry.
Feverish (a.) Disordered as by fever; excited; restless; as, the feverish condition of the commercial world.
Feverous (a.) Affected with fever or ague; feverish.
Feverous (a.) Pertaining to, or having the nature of, fever; as, a feverous pulse.
Feverous (a.) Having the tendency to produce fever; as, a feverous disposition of the year.
Gelastic (a.) Pertaining to laughter; used in laughing.
Gelatine (n.) Animal jelly; glutinous material obtained from animal tissues by prolonged boiling. Specifically (Physiol. Chem.), a nitrogeneous colloid, not existing as such in the animal body, but formed by the hydrating action of boiling water on the collagen of various kinds of connective tissue (as tendons, bones, ligaments, etc.). Its distinguishing character is that of dissolving in hot water, and forming a jelly on cooling. It is an important ingredient of calf's-foot jelly, ising
Gelatine (n.) Same as Gelatin.
Gelation (n.) The process of becoming solid by cooling; a cooling and solidifying.
Geldable (a.) Capable of being gelded.
Geldable (a.) Liable to taxation.
Gelidity (n.) The state of being gelid.
Gelsemic (a.) Gelseminic.
Gemarist (n.) One versed in the Gemara, or adhering to its teachings.
Geminate (a.) In pairs or twains; two together; binate; twin; as, geminate flowers.
Geminate (v. t.) To double.
Geminous (a.) Double; in pairs.
Gemmated (a.) Having buds; adorned with gems or jewels.
Gemmeous (a.) Pertaining to gems; of the nature of gems; resembling gems.
Gendarme (n.) One of a body of heavy cavalry.
Gendarme (n.) An armed policeman in France.
Gendered (imp. & p. p.) of Gender
Genearch (n.) The chief of a family or tribe.
Generant (a.) Generative; producing
Generant (a.) acting as a generant.
Generant (n.) That which generates.
Generant (n.) A generatrix.
Generate (v. t.) To beget; to procreate; to propagate; to produce (a being similar to the parent); to engender; as, every animal generates its own species.
Generate (v. t.) To cause to be; to bring into life.
Generate (v. t.) To originate, especially by a vital or chemical process; to produce; to cause.
Generate (v. t.) To trace out, as a
Generous (a.) Of honorable birth or origin; highborn.
Generous (a.) Exhibiting those qualities which are popularly reregarded as belonging to high birth; noble; honorable; magnanimous; spirited; courageous.
Generous (a.) Open-handed; free to give; not close or niggardly; munificent; as, a generous friend or father.
Generous (a.) Characterized by generosity; abundant; overflowing; as, a generous table.
Generous (a.) Full of spirit or strength; stimulating; exalting; as, generous wine.
Genesial (a.) Of or relating to generation.
Genevese (a.) Of or pertaining to Geneva, in Switzerland; Genevan.
Genevese (n. sing. & pl.) A native or inhabitant of Geneva; collectively, the inhabitants of Geneva; people of Geneva.
Genially (adv.) By genius or nature; naturally.
Genially (adv.) Gayly; cheerfully.
Genitals (a.) The organs of generation; the sexual organs; the private parts.
Geniting (n.) A species of apple that ripens very early.
Genitive (a.) Of or pertaining to that case (as the second case of Latin and Greek nouns) which expresses source or possession. It corresponds to the possessive case in English.
Genitive (n.) The genitive case.
Geniture (n.) Generation; procreation; birth.
Geniuses (pl. ) of Genius
Genterie (n.) Alt. of Gentrie
Gentilly (a.) In a gentle or hoble manner; frankly.
Gentisin (n.) A tasteless, yellow, crystal
Geodesic (a.) Alt. of Geodesical
Geodesic (n.) A geodetic
Geodetic (a.) Alt. of Geodetical
Geognost (n.) One versed in geognosy; a geologist.
Geognosy (n.) That part of geology which treats of the materials of the earth's structure, and its general exterior and interior constitution.
Geogonic (a.) Alt. of Geogonical
Geolatry (n.) The worship of the earth.
Geologer (n.) Alt. of Geologian
Geologic (a.) Alt. of Geological
Geomancy (n.) A kind of divination by means of figures or
Geometer (n.) One skilled in geometry; a geometrician; a mathematician.
Geometer (n.) Any species of geometrid moth; a geometrid.
Geometry (n.) That branch of mathematics which investigates the relations, properties, and measurement of solids, surfaces,
Geometry (n.) A treatise on this science.
Geophila (n. pl.) The division of Mollusca which includes the land snails and slugs.
Geoponic (a.) Alt. of Geoponical
Georgian (a.) Of or pertaining to Georgia, in Asia, or to Georgia, one of the United States.
Georgian (a.) Of or relating to the reigns of the four Georges, kings of Great Britan; as, the Georgian era.
Georgian (n.) A native of, or dweller in, Georgia.
Geoscopy (n.) Knowledge of the earth, ground, or soil, obtained by inspection.
Gephyrea (n. pl.) An order of marine Annelida, in which the body is imperfectly, or not at all, annulated externally, and is mostly without setae.
Geranine (n.) A valuable astringent obtained from the root of the Geranium maculatum or crane's-bill.
Geranine (n.) A liquid terpene, obtained from the crane's-bill (Geranium maculatum), and having a peculiar mulberry odor.
Geranium (n.) A genus of plants having a beaklike tours or receptacle, around which the seed capsules are arranged, and membranous projections, or stipules, at the joints. Most of the species have showy flowers and a pungent odor. Called sometimes crane's-bill.
Geranium (n.) A cultivated pelargonium.
Gerbille (n.) One of several species of small, jumping, murine rodents, of the genus Gerbillus. In their leaping powers they resemble the jerboa. They inhabit Africa, India, and Southern Europe.
Germanic (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, germanium.
Germanic (n.) Of or pertaining to Germany; as, the Germanic confederacy.
Germanic (n.) Teutonic.
Germinal (a.) Pertaining or belonging to a germ; as, the germinal vesicle.
Germinal (n.) The seventh month of the French republican calendar [1792 -- 1806]. It began March 21 and ended April 19. See VendEmiaire.
Germless (a.) Without germs.
Germogen (n.) A polynuclear mass of protoplasm, not divided into separate cells, from which certain ova are developed.
Germogen (n.) The primitive cell in certain embryonic forms.
Gerocomy (n.) That part of medicine which treats of regimen for old people.
Gerontes (n. pl.) Magistrates in Sparta, who with the ephori and kings, constituted the supreme civil authority.
Gestural (a.) Relating to gesture.
Gestured (imp. & p. p.) of Gesture
Gettable (a.) That may be obtained.
Getterup (n.) One who contrives, makes, or arranges for, anything, as a book, a machine, etc.
Headache (n.) Pain in the head; cephalalgia.
Headachy (a.) Afflicted with headache.
Headband (n.) A fillet; a band for the head.
Headband (n.) The band at each end of the back of a book.
Headfish (n.) The sunfish (Mola).
Headgear (n.) Headdress.
Headgear (n.) Apparatus above ground at the mouth of a mine or deep well.
Headland (n.) A cape; a promontory; a point of land projecting into the sea or other expanse of water.
Headland (n.) A ridge or strip of unplowed at the ends of furrows, or near a fence.
Headless (a.) Having no head; beheaded; as, a headless body, neck, or carcass.
Headless (a.) Destitute of a chief or leader.
Headless (a.) Destitute of understanding or prudence; foolish; rash; obstinate.
Headlong (a. & adv.) With the head foremost; as, to fall headlong.
Headlong (a. & adv.) Rashly; precipitately; without deliberation.
Headlong (a. & adv.) Hastily; without delay or respite.
Headlong (a.) Rash; precipitate; as, headlong folly.
Headlong (a.) Steep; precipitous.
Headmost (a.) Most advanced; most forward; as, the headmost ship in a fleet.
Headnote (n.) A note at the head of a page or chapter; in law reports, an abstract of a case, showing the principles involved and the opinion of the court.
Headrace (n.) See Race, a water course.
Headroom (n.) See Headway, 2.
Headrope (n.) That part of a boltrope which is sewed to the upper edge or head of a sail.
Headsail (n.) Any sail set forward of the foremast.
Headship (n.) Authority or dignity; chief place.
Headsmen (pl. ) of Headsman
Headsman (n.) An executioner who cuts off heads.
Headtire (n.) A headdress.
Headtire (n.) The manner of dressing the head, as at a particular time and place.
Headwork (n.) Mental labor.
Healable (a.) Capable of being healed.
Heartily (adv.) From the heart; with all the heart; with sincerity.
Heartily (adv.) With zeal; actively; vigorously; willingly; cordially; as, he heartily assisted the prince.
Heartlet (n.) A little heart.
Heartpea (n.) Same as Heartseed.
Hearties (pl. ) of Hearty
Heathens (pl. ) of Heathen
Heathery (a.) Heathy; abounding in heather; of the nature of heath.
Heatless (a.) Destitute of heat; cold.
Heavened (imp. & p. p.) of Heaven
Heavenly (a.) Pertaining to, resembling, or inhabiting heaven; celestial; not earthly; as, heavenly regions; he
Heavenly (a.) Appropriate to heaven in character or happiness; perfect; pure; supremely blessed; as, a heavenly race; the heavenly, throng.
Heavenly (adv.) In a manner resembling that of heaven.
Heavenly (adv.) By the influence or agency of heaven.
Hebdomad (n.) A week; a period of seven days.
Hebetate (v. t.) To render obtuse; to dull; to blunt; to stupefy; as, to hebetate the intellectual faculties.
Hebetate (a.) Obtuse; dull.
Hebetate (a.) Having a dull or blunt and soft point.
Hebetude (n.) Dullness; stupidity.
Hebraism (n.) A Hebrew idiom or custom; a peculiar expression or manner of speaking in the Hebrew language.
Hebraism (n.) The type of character of the Hebrews.
Hebraist (n.) One versed in the Hebrew language and learning.
Hebraize (v. t.) To convert into the Hebrew idiom; to make Hebrew or Hebraistic.
Hebraize (v. i.) To speak Hebrew, or to conform to the Hebrew idiom, or to Hebrew customs.
Hecatomb (n.) A sacrifice of a hundred oxen or cattle at the same time; hence, the sacrifice or slaughter of any large number of victims.
Heckimal (n.) The European blue titmouse (Parus coeruleus).
Hectored (imp. & p. p.) of Hector
Hectorly (a.) Resembling a hector; blustering; insolent; taunting.
Heddling (vb. n.) The act of drawing the warp threads through the heddle-eyes of a weaver's harness; the harness itself.
Hederose (a.) Pertaining to, or of, ivy; full of ivy.
Hedgehog (n.) A small European insectivore (Erinaceus Europaeus), and other allied species of Asia and Africa, having the hair on the upper part of its body mixed with prickles or spines. It is able to roll itself into a ball so as to present the spines outwardly in every direction. It is nocturnal in its habits, feeding chiefly upon insects.
Hedgehog (n.) The Canadian porcupine.
Hedgehog (n.) A species of Medicago (M. intertexta), the pods of which are armed with short spines; -- popularly so called.
Hedgehog (n.) A form of dredging machine.
Hedgepig (n.) A young hedgehog.
Hedgerow (n.) A row of shrubs, or trees, planted for inclosure or separation of fields.
Heedless (a.) Without heed or care; inattentive; careless; thoughtless; unobservant.
Heelball (n.) A composition of wax and lampblack, used by shoemakers for polishing, and by antiquaries in copying inscriptions.
Heelless (a.) Without a heel.
Heelpost (n.) The post supporting the outer end of a propeller shaft.
Heelpost (n.) The post to which a gate or door is hinged.
Heelpost (n.) The quoin post of a lock gate.
Heelspur (n.) A slender bony or cartilaginous process developed from the heel bone of bats. It helps to support the wing membranes. See Illust. of Cheiropter.
Heeltool (n.) A tool used by turners in metal, having a bend forming a heel near the cutting end.
Hegelian (a.) Pertaining to Hegelianism.
Hegelian (n.) A follower of Hegel.
Hegelism (n.) The system of logic and philosophy set forth by Hegel, a German writer (1770-1831).
Hegemony (n.) Leadership; preponderant influence or authority; -- usually applied to the relation of a government or state to its neighbors or confederates.
Heigh-ho (interj.) An exclamation of surprise, joy, dejection, uneasiness, weariness, etc.
Heighten (v. t.) To make high; to raise higher; to elevate.
Heighten (v. t.) To carry forward; to advance; to increase; to augment; to aggravate; to intensify; to render more conspicuous; -- used of things, good or bad; as, to heighten beauty; to heighten a flavor or a tint.
Heirless (a.) Destitute of an heir.
Heirloom (n.) Any furniture, movable, or personal chattel, which by law or special custom descends to the heir along with the inheritance; any piece of personal property that has been in a family for several generations.
Heirship (n.) The state, character, or privileges of an heir; right of inheriting.
Heliacal (a.) Emerging from the light of the sun, or passing into it; rising or setting at the same, or nearly the same, time as the sun.
Helicine (a.) Curled; spiral; helicoid; -- applied esp. to certain arteries of the penis.
Helicoid (a.) Spiral; curved, like the spire of a univalve shell.
Helicoid (a.) Shaped like a snail shell; pertaining to the Helicidae, or Snail family.
Helicoid (n.) A warped surface which may be generated by a straight
Heliozoa (n. pl.) An order of fresh-water rhizopods having a more or less globular form, with slender radiating pseudopodia; the sun animalcule.
Hellborn (a.) Born in or of hell.
Hellbred (a.) Produced in hell.
Hellenic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Hellenes, or inhabitants of Greece; Greek; Grecian.
Hellenic (n.) The dialect, formed with slight variations from the Attic, which prevailed among Greek writers after the time of Alexander.
Hellkite (n.) A kite of infernal breed.
Hellward (adv.) Toward hell.
Helmeted (a.) Wearing a helmet; furnished with or having a helmet or helmet-shaped part; galeate.
Helminth (n.) An intestinal worm, or wormlike intestinal parasite; one of the Helminthes.
Helmless (a.) Destitute of a helmet.
Helmless (a.) Without a helm or rudder.
Helmsmen (pl. ) of Helmsman
Helmsman (n.) The man at the helm; a steersman.
Helmwind (n.) A wind attending or presaged by the cloud called helm.
Helotism (n.) The condition of the Helots or slaves in Sparta; slavery.
Helpless (a.) Destitute of help or strength; unable to help or defend one's self; needing help; feeble; weak; as, a helpless infant.
Helpless (a.) Beyond help; irremediable.
Helpless (a.) Bringing no help; unaiding.
Helpless (a.) Unsupplied; destitute; -- with of.
Helpmate (n.) A helper; a companion; specifically, a wife.
Helpmeet (n.) A wife; a helpmate.
Helvetic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Helvetii, the ancient inhabitant of the Alps, now Switzerland, or to the modern states and inhabitant of the Alpine regions; as, the Helvetic confederacy; Helvetic states.
Hemacite (n.) A composition made from blood, mixed with mineral or vegetable substances, used for making buttons, door knobs, etc.
Hematein (n.) A reddish brown or violet crystal
Hematite (n.) An important ore of iron, the sesquioxide, so called because of the red color of the powder. It occurs in splendent rhombohedral crystals, and in massive and earthy forms; -- the last called red ocher. Called also specular iron, oligist iron, rhombohedral iron ore, and bloodstone. See Brown hematite, under Brown.
Hematoid (a.) Resembling blood.
Hematoma (n.) A circumscribed swelling produced by an effusion of blood beneath the skin.
Hemicarp (n.) One portion of a fruit that spontaneously divides into halves.
Hemionus (n.) A wild ass found in Thibet; the kiang.
Hemiopia (n.) Alt. of Hemiopsia
Hemipode (n.) Any bird of the genus Turnix. Various species inhabit Asia, Africa, and Australia.
Hemipter (n.) One of the Hemiptera.
Hemisect (v. t.) To divide along the mesial plane.
Hemitone (n.) See Semitone.
Henchboy (n.) A page; a servant.
Henchman (n.) An attendant; a servant; a follower. Now chiefly used as a political cant term.
Henhouse (n.) A house or shelter for fowls.
Henhussy (n.) A cotquean; a man who intermeddles with women's concerns.
Heniquen (n.) See Jeniquen.
Henroost (n.) A place where hens roost.
Hepatica (n.) A genus of pretty spring flowers closely related to Anemone; squirrel cup.
Hepatica (n.) Any plant, usually procumbent and mosslike, of the cryptogamous class Hepaticae; -- called also scale moss and liverwort. See Hepaticae, in the Supplement.
Hepatite (n.) A variety of barite emitting a fetid odor when rubbed or heated.
Hepatize (v. t.) To impregnate with sulphureted hydrogen gas, formerly called hepatic gas.
Hepatize (v. t.) To gorge with effused matter, as the lungs.
Heptagon (n.) A plane figure consisting of seven sides and having seven angles.
Heptarch (n.) Same as Heptarchist.
Hep tree () The wild dog-rose.
Heptylic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, heptyl or heptane; as, heptylic alcohol. Cf. /nanthylic.
Heralded (imp. & p. p.) of Herald
Heraldic (a.) Of or pertaining to heralds or heraldry; as, heraldic blazoning; heraldic language.
Heraldry (n.) The art or office of a herald; the art, practice, or science of recording genealogies, and blazoning arms or ensigns armorial; also, of marshaling cavalcades, processions, and public ceremonies.
Herbaged (a.) Covered with grass.
Herbaria (pl. ) of Herbarium
Herbergh (n.) Alt. of Herberwe
Herberwe (n.) A harbor.
Herbless (a.) Destitute of herbs or of vegetation.
Hercules (n.) A hero, fabled to have been the son of Jupiter and Alcmena, and celebrated for great strength, esp. for the accomplishment of his twelve great tasks or "labors."
Hercules (n.) A constellation in the northern hemisphere, near Lyra.
Herdbook (n.) A book containing the list and pedigrees of one or more herds of choice breeds of cattle; -- also called herd record, or herd register.
Herdsman (n.) The owner or keeper of a herd or of herds; one employed in tending a herd of cattle.
Heredity (n.) Hereditary transmission of the physical and psychical qualities of parents to their offspring; the biological law by which living beings tend to repeat their characteristics in their descendants. See Pangenesis.
Hereford (n.) One of a breed of cattle originating in Herefordshire, England. The Herefords are good working animals, and their beef-producing quality is excellent.
Hereinto (adv.) Into this.
Heremite (n.) A hermit.
Heresies (pl. ) of Heresy
Heretoch (n.) Alt. of Heretog
Hereunto (adv.) Unto this; up to this time; hereto.
Hereupon (adv.) On this; hereon.
Herewith (adv.) With this.
Herisson (n.) A beam or bar armed with iron spikes, and turning on a pivot; -- used to block up a passage.
Heritage (a.) That which is inherited, or passes from heir to heir; inheritance.
Heritage (a.) A possession; the Israelites, as God's chosen people; also, a flock under pastoral charge.
Hermetic (a.) Alt. of Hermetical
Hernshaw (n.) Heronshaw.
Herodian (n.) One of a party among the Jews, composed of partisans of Herod of Galilee. They joined with the Pharisees against Christ.
Heroical (a.) Heroic.
Heronsew (n.) A heronshaw.
Heroship (n.) The character or personality of a hero.
Herpetic (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the herpes; partaking of the nature of herpes; as, herpetic eruptions.
Herschel (n.) See Uranus.
Hesitant (a.) Not prompt in deciding or acting; hesitating.
Hesitant (a.) Unready in speech.
Hesitate (v. i.) To stop or pause respecting decision or action; to be in suspense or uncertainty as to a determination; as, he hesitated whether to accept the offer or not; men often hesitate in forming a judgment.
Hesitate (v. i.) To stammer; to falter in speaking.
Hesitate (v. t.) To utter with hesitation or to intimate by a reluctant manner.
Hesperid (a. & n.) Same as 3d Hesperian.
Hesperus (n.) Venus when she is the evening star; Hesper.
Hesperus (n.) Evening.
Hetarism (n.) A supposed primitive state of society, in which all the women of a tribe were held in common.
Hexagony (n.) A hexagon.
Hexapoda (n. pl.) The true, or six-legged, insects; insects other than myriapods and arachnids.
Hexdecyl (n.) The essential radical, C16H33, of hecdecane.
Hexylene (n.) A colorless, liquid hydrocarbon, C6H12, of the ethylene series, produced artificially, and found as a natural product of distillation of certain coals; also, any one several isomers of hexylene proper. Called also hexene.
Heydeguy (n.) A kind of country-dance or round.
Jealousy (n.) The quality of being jealous; earnest concern or solicitude; painful apprehension of rivalship in cases nearly affecting one's happiness; painful suspicion of the faithfulness of husband, wife, or lover.
Jehovist (n.) One who maintains that the vowel points of the word Jehovah, in Hebrew, are the proper vowels of that word; -- opposed to adonist.
Jehovist (n.) The writer of the passages of the Old Testament, especially those of the Pentateuch, in which the Supreme Being is styled Jehovah. See Elohist.
Jejunity (n.) The quality of being jejune; jejuneness.
Jelerang (n.) A large, handsome squirrel (Sciurus Javensis), native of Java and Southern Asia; -- called also Java squirrel.
Jellying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jelly
Jeniquen (n.) A Mexican name for the Sisal hemp (Agave rigida, var. Sisalana); also, its fiber.
Jentling (n.) A fish of the genus Leuciscus; the blue chub of the Danube.
Jeopardy (n.) Exposure to death, loss, or injury; hazard; danger.
Jeopardy (v. t.) To jeopardize.
Jeremiad (n.) Alt. of Jeremiade
Jerquing (n.) The searching of a ship for unentered goods.
Jerquing (n.) The searching of a ship for unentered goods.
Jesuited (a.) Conforming to the principles of the Jesuits.
Jesuitic (a.) Alt. of Jesuitical
Jesuitry (n.) Jesuitism; subtle argument.
Jettison (n.) The throwing overboard of goods from necessity, in order to lighten a vessel in danger of wreck.
Jettison (n.) See Jetsam, 1.
Jewelled () of Jewel
Jeweling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jewel
Jewstone (n.) A large clavate spine of a fossil sea urchin.
Keckling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Keckle
Keckling (n.) Old rope or iron chains wound around a cable. See Keckle, v. t.
Kecklish (a.) Inc
Kecksies (pl. ) of Kecksy
Keelhaul (v. i.) To haul under the keel of a ship, by ropes attached to the yardarms on each side. It was formerly practiced as a punishment in the Dutch and English navies.
Keelrake (v. t.) Same as Keelhaul.
Keenness (n.) The quality or state of being keen.
Keepsake (n.) Anything kept, or given to be kept, for the sake of the giver; a token of friendship.
Kelotomy (n.) See Celotomy.
Kelpfish (n.) A small California food fish (Heterostichus rostratus), living among kelp. The name is also applied to species of the genus Platyglossus.
Kelpware (n.) Same as Kelp, 2.
Kenneled (imp. & p. p.) of Kennel
Kentucky (n.) One of the United States.
Kephalin (n.) One of a group of nitrogenous phosphorized principles, supposed by Thudichum to exist in brain tissue.
Keramics (n.) Same as Ceramics.
Kerasine (a.) Resembling horn; horny; corneous.
Keratode (n.) See Keratose.
Keratome (n.) An instrument for dividing the cornea in operations for cataract.
Keratosa (n. pl.) An order of sponges having a skeleton composed of hornlike fibers. It includes the commercial sponges.
Keratose (n.) A tough, horny animal substance entering into the composition of the skeleton of sponges, and other invertebrates; -- called also keratode.
Keratose (a.) Containing hornlike fibers or fibers of keratose; belonging to the Keratosa.
Kerchief (n.) A square of fine
Kerchief (n.) A lady who wears a kerchief.
Kermesse (n.) See Kirmess.
Kerneled (imp. & p. p.) of Kernel
Kerneled (a.) Alt. of Kernelled
Kernelly (a.) Full of kernels; resembling kernels; of the nature of kernels.
Kerolite (n.) Same as Cerolite.
Kerosene (n.) An oil used for illuminating purposes, formerly obtained from the distillation of mineral wax, bituminous shale, etc., and hence called also coal oil. It is now produced in immense quantities, chiefly by the distillation and purification of petroleum. It consists chiefly of several hydrocarbons of the methane series.
Keyboard (n.) The whole arrangement, or one range, of the keys of an organ, typewriter, etc.
Key-cold (a.) Cold as a metallic key; lifeless.
Keystone (n.) The central or topmost stone of an arch. This in some styles is made different in size from the other voussoirs, or projects, or is decorated with carving. See Illust. of Arch.
Key tone () See Keynote.
Leaching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Leach
Leadsmen (pl. ) of Leadsman
Leadsman (n.) The man who heaves the lead.
Leadwort (n.) A genus of maritime herbs (Plumbago). P. Europaea has lead-colored spots on the leaves, and nearly lead-colored flowers.
Leafless (a.) Having no leaves or foliage; bearing no foliage.
Leaguing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of League
Leanness (n.) The condition or quality of being lean.
Leapfrog (n.) A play among boys, in which one stoops down and another leaps over him by placing his hands on the shoulders of the former.
Learning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Learn
Learning (n.) The acquisition of knowledge or skill; as, the learning of languages; the learning of telegraphy.
Learning (n.) The knowledge or skill received by instruction or study; acquired knowledge or ideas in any branch of science or literature; erudition; literature; science; as, he is a man of great learning.
Leasable (a.) Such as can be leased.
Leashing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Leash
Leathern (a.) Made of leather; consisting of. leather; as, a leathern purse.
Leathery (a.) Resembling leather in appearance or consistence; tough.
Leavened (imp. & p. p.) of Leaven
Leavings (n. pl.) Things left; remnants; relics.
Leavings (n. pl.) Refuse; offal.
Lechered (imp. & p. p.) of Lecher
Lecherer (n.) See Lecher, n.
Lecithin (n.) A complex, nitrogenous phosphorized substance widely distributed through the animal body, and especially conspicuous in the brain and nerve tissue, in yolk of eggs, and in the white blood corpuscles.
Lecticae (pl. ) of Lectica
Lectured (imp. & p. p.) of Lecture
Lecturer (n.) One who lectures; an assistant preacher.
Lecythis (n.) A genus of gigantic trees, chiefly Brazilian, of the order Myrtaceae, having woody capsules opening by an apical lid. Lecythis Zabucajo yields the delicious sapucaia nuts. L. Ollaria produces the monkey-pots, its capsules. Its bark separates into thin sheets, like paper, used by the natives for cigarette wrappers.
Ledgment (n.) A string-course or horizontal suit of moldings, such as the base moldings of a building.
Ledgment (n.) The development of the surface of a body on a plane, so that the dimensions of the different sides may be easily ascertained.
Leeboard (n.) A board, or frame of planks, lowered over the side of a vessel to lessen her leeway when closehauled, by giving her greater draught.
Leeching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Leech
Left-off (a.) Laid aside; cast-off.
Leftward (adv.) Toward or on the left side.
Legacies (pl. ) of Legacy
Legalism (n.) Strictness, or the doctrine of strictness, in conforming to law.
Legalist (n.) One who practices or advocates strict conformity to law; in theology, one who holds to the law of works. See Legal, 2 (a).
Legality (n.) The state or quality of being legal; conformity to law.
Legality (n.) A conformity to, and resting upon, the letter of the law.
Legalize (v. t.) To make legal.
Legalize (v. t.) To interpret or apply in a legal spirit.
Legatary (n.) A legatee.
Legatine (a.) Of or pertaining to a legate; as, legatine power.
Legatine (a.) Made by, proceeding from, or under the sanction of, a legate; as, a legatine constitution.
Legation (n.) The sending forth or commissioning one person to act for another.
Legation (n.) A legate, or envoy, and the persons associated with him in his mission; an embassy; or, in stricter usage, a diplomatic minister and his suite; a deputation.
Legation (n.) The place of business or official residence of a diplomatic minister at a foreign court or seat of government.
Legation (n.) A district under the jurisdiction of a legate.
Legatura (n.) A tie or brace; a syncopation.
Legature (n.) Legateship.
Legement (n.) See Ledgment.
Legerity (n.) Lightness; nimbleness.
Leggiero (a. & adv.) Light or graceful; in a light, delicate, and brisk style.
Legioned (a.) Formed into a legion or legions; legionary.
Legionry (n.) A body of legions; legions, collectively.
Legumina (pl. ) of Legumen
Legumens (pl. ) of Legumen
Leisured (a.) Having leisure.
Lemnisci (pl. ) of Lemniscus
Lemonade (n.) A beverage consisting of lemon juice mixed with water and sweetened.
Lemurine (a.) Lemuroid.
Lemuroid (a.) Like or pertaining to the lemurs or the Lemuroidea.
Lemuroid (n.) One of the Lemuroidea.
Lendable (a.) Such as can be lent.
Lengthen (v. t.) To extent in length; to make longer in extent or duration; as, to lengthen a
Lengthen (v. i.) To become longer.
Lenience (n.) Alt. of Leniency
Leniency (n.) The quality or state of being lenient; lenity; clemency.
Leniment (n.) An assuasive.
Lenitive (a.) Having the quality of softening or mitigating, as pain or acrimony; assuasive; emollient.
Lenitive (n.) A medicine or application that has the quality of easing pain or protecting from the action of irritants.
Lenitive (n.) A mild purgative; a laxative.
Lenitive (n.) That which softens or mitigates; that which tends to allay passion, excitement, or pain; a palliative.
Lenitude (n.) The quality or habit of being lenient; lenity.
Lentando (a.) Slackening; retarding. Same as Rallentando.
Lenticel (n.) One of the small, oval, rounded spots upon the stem or branch of a plant, from which the underlying tissues may protrude or roots may issue, either in the air, or more commonly when the stem or branch is covered with water or earth.
Lenticel (n.) A small, lens-shaped gland on the under side of some leaves.
Lepadite (n.) Same as Lepadoid.
Lepadoid (n.) A stalked barnacle of the genus Lepas, or family Lepadidae; a goose barnacle. Also used adjectively.
Leperize (v. t.) To affect with leprosy.
Leperous (a.) Leprous; infectious; corrupting; poisonous.
Lepidine (n.) An organic base, C9H6.N.CH3, metameric with quinaldine, and obtained by the distillation of cinchonine.
Lepidote (a.) Alt. of Lepidoted
Leporine (a.) Of or pertaining to a hare; like or characteristic of, a hare.
Lessened (imp. & p. p.) of Lessen
Lessener (n.) One who, or that which, lessens.
Lessoned (imp. & p. p.) of Lesson
Lethargy (n.) Morbid drowsiness; continued or profound sleep, from which a person can scarcely be awaked.
Lethargy (n.) A state of inaction or indifference.
Lethargy (v. t.) To lethargize.
Lettered (imp. & p. p.) of Letter
Lettered (a.) Literate; educated; versed in literature.
Lettered (a.) Of or pertaining to learning or literature; learned.
Lettered (a.) Inscribed or stamped with letters.
Letterer (n.) One who makes, inscribes, or engraves, alphabetical letters.
Lettrure (n.) See Letterure.
Leucinic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained from leucin, and called also oxycaproic acid.
Leucitic (a.) Containing leucite; as, leucitic rocks.
Leuconic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a complex organic acid, obtained as a yellowish white gum by the oxidation of croconic acid.
Leucoryx (n.) A large antelope of North Africa (Oryx leucoryx), allied to the gemsbok.
Levanter (v.) One who levants, or decamps.
Levanter (n.) A strong easterly wind peculiar to the Mediterranean.
Levation (n.) The act of raising; elevation; upward motion, as that produced by the action of a levator muscle.
Levelled () of Level
Leveling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Level
Leveling (n.) The act or operation of making level.
Leveling (n.) The art or operation of using a leveling instrument for finding a horizontal
Levelism (n.) The disposition or endeavor to level all distinctions of rank in society.
Leverage (n.) The action of a lever; mechanical advantage gained by the lever.
Leverock (n.) A lark.
Leviable (a.) Fit to be levied; capable of being assessed and collected; as, sums leviable by course of law.
Levigate (a.) Made less harsh or burdensome; alleviated.
Levigate (v. t.) To make smooth in various senses
Levigate (v. t.) To free from grit; to reduce to an impalpable powder or paste.
Levigate (v. t.) To mix thoroughly, as liquids or semiliquids.
Levigate (v. t.) To polish.
Levigate (v. t.) To make smooth in action.
Levigate (v. t.) Technically, to make smooth by rubbing in a moist condition between hard surfaces, as in grinding pigments.
Levigate (a.) Made smooth, as if polished.
Levirate (a.) Alt. of Leviratical
Levitate (v. i.) To rise, or tend to rise, as if lighter than the surrounding medium; to become buoyant; -- opposed to gravitate.
Levitate (v. t.) To make buoyant; to cause to float in the air; as, to levitate a table.
Levulose (n.) A sirupy variety of sugar, rarely obtained crystallized, occurring widely in honey, ripe fruits, etc., and hence called also fruit sugar. It is called levulose, because it rotates the plane of polarization to the left.
Levynite (n.) A whitish, reddish, or yellowish, transparent or translucent mineral, allied to chabazite.
Lewdster (n.) A lewd person.
Lewisson (n.) An iron dovetailed tenon, made in sections, which can be fitted into a dovetail mortise; -- used in hoisting large stones, etc.
Lewisson (n.) A kind of shears used in cropping woolen cloth.
Meagerly (adv.) Alt. of Meagrely
Meagrely (adv.) Poorly; thinly.
Mealtime (n.) The usual time of eating a meal.
Meanness (n.) The condition, or quality, of being mean; want of excellence; poorness; lowness; baseness; sordidness; stinginess.
Meanness (n.) A mean act; as, to be guilty of meanness.
Meantime (n.) Alt. of Meanwhile
Meantime (adv.) Alt. of Meanwhile
Measelry (n.) Leprosy.
Measured (imp. & p. p.) of Measure
Measured (a.) Regulated or determined by a standard; hence, equal; uniform; graduated; limited; moderated; as, he walked with measured steps; he expressed himself in no measured terms.
Measurer (n.) One who measures; one whose occupation or duty is to measure commondities in market.
Meatless (a.) Having no meat; without food.
Meatuses (pl. ) of Meatus
Meazling (a.) Falling in small drops; mistling; mizzing.
Meccawee (a.) Of or pertaining to Mecca, in Arabia.
Meccawee (n.) A native or inhabitant of Mecca.
Mechanic (a.) The art of the application of the laws of motion or force to construction.
Mechanic (a.) A mechanician; an artisan; an artificer; one who practices any mechanic art; one skilled or employed in shaping and uniting materials, as wood, metal, etc., into any kind of structure, machine, or other object, requiring the use of tools, or instruments.
Mechanic (a.) Having to do with the application of the laws of motion in the art of constructing or making things; of or pertaining to mechanics; mechanical; as, the mechanic arts.
Mechanic (a.) Of or pertaining to a mechanic or artificer, or to the class of artisans; hence, rude; common; vulgar.
Mechanic (a.) Base.
Meconate (n.) A salt of meconic acid.
Meconium (n.) Opium.
Meconium (n.) The contents of the fetal intestine; hence, first excrement.
Medalled () of Medal
Medaling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Medal
Medalist (n.) A person that is skilled or curious in medals; a collector of medals.
Medalist (n.) A designer of medals.
Medalist (n.) One who has gained a medal as the reward of merit.
Medallic (a.) Of or pertaining to a medal, or to medals.
Meddling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Meddle
Meddling (a.) Meddlesome.
Mediated (imp. & p. p.) of Mediate
Mediator (n.) One who mediates; especially, one who interposes between parties at variance for the purpose of reconciling them; hence, an intercessor.
Medicate (v. t.) To tincture or impregnate with anything medicinal; to drug.
Medicate (v. t.) To treat with medicine.
Medicean (a.) Of or relating to the Medici, a noted Italian family; as, the Medicean Venus.
Medicine (n.) The science which relates to the prevention, cure, or alleviation of disease.
Medicine (n.) Any substance administered in the treatment of disease; a remedial agent; a remedy; physic.
Medicine (n.) A philter or love potion.
Medicine (n.) A physician.
Medicine (v. t.) To give medicine to; to affect as a medicine does; to remedy; to cure.
Medieval () Alt. of Medievalist
Mediocre (a.) Of a middle quality; of but a moderate or low degree of excellence; indifferent; ordinary.
Mediocre (n.) A mediocre person.
Mediocre (n.) A young monk who was excused from performing a portion of a monk's duties.
Meditate (v. i.) To keep the mind in a state of contemplation; to dwell on anything in thought; to think seriously; to muse; to cogitate; to reflect.
Meditate (v. t.) To contemplate; to keep the mind fixed upon; to study.
Meditate (v. t.) To purpose; to intend; to design; to plan by revolving in the mind; as, to meditate a war.
Medregal (n.) See Bonito, 3.
Medullar (a.) See Medullary.
Medullin (n.) A variety of lignin or cellulose found in the medulla, or pith, of certain plants. Cf. Lignin, and Cellulose.
Medusian (n.) A medusa.
Medusoid (a.) Like a medusa; having the fundamental structure of a medusa, but without a locomotive disk; -- said of the sessile gonophores of hydroids.
Medusoid (n.) A sessile gonophore. See Illust. under Gonosome.
Meekness (n.) The quality or state of being meek.
Meetness (n.) Fitness; suitableness; propriety.
Megacosm (n.) See Macrocosm.
Megaderm (n.) Any one of several species of Old World blood-sucking bats of the genus Megaderma.
Megadyne (n.) One of the larger measures of force, amounting to one million dynes.
Megalerg (n.) A million ergs; a megerg.
Megalith (n.) A large stone; especially, a large stone used in ancient building.
Megalops (n.) A larva, in a stage following the zoea, in the development of most crabs. In this stage the legs and abdominal appendages have appeared, the abdomen is relatively long, and the eyes are large. Also used adjectively.
Megalops (n.) A large fish; the tarpum.
Megapode (n.) Any one of several species of large-footed, gallinaceous birds of the genera Megapodius and Leipoa, inhabiting Australia and other Pacific islands. See Jungle fowl (b) under Jungle, and Leipoa.
Megarian (a.) Alt. of Megaric
Megaseme (a.) Having the orbital index relatively large; having the orbits narrow transversely; -- opposed to microseme.
Megavolt (n.) One of the larger measures of electro-motive force, amounting to one million volts.
Meiocene (a.) See Miocene.
Meionite (n.) A member of the scapolite, group, occuring in glassy crystals on Monte Somma, near Naples.
Melamine (n.) A strong nitrogenous base, C3H6N6, produced from several cyanogen compounds, and obtained as a white crystal
Melanian (n.) One of a family of fresh-water pectinibranchiate mollusks, having a turret-shaped shell.
Melanism (n.) An undue development of dark-colored pigment in the skin or its appendages; -- the opposite of albinism.
Melanism (n.) A disease; black jaundice. See Mel/na.
Melanite (n.) A black variety of garnet.
Melanure (n.) A small fish of the Mediterranean; a gilthead. See Gilthead (a).
Melasses (n.) See Molasses.
Melassic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained from molasses or glucose, and probably identical with saccharic acid. See Saccharic.
Melchite (n.) One of a sect, chiefly in Syria and Egypt, which acknowledges the authority of the pope, but adheres to the liturgy and ceremonies of the Eastern Church.
Melenite (n.) An explosive of great destructive power; -- so called from its color, which resembles honey.
Melibean (a.) Alt. of Melib/an
Melib/an (a.) Alternately responsive, as verses.
Melilite (n.) A mineral occurring in small yellow crystals, found in the lavas (melilite basalt) of Vesuvius, and elsewhere.
Melissic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, beeswax; specif., denoting an acid obtained by oxidation of myricin.
Melissyl (n.) See Myricyl.
Melitose (n.) A variety of sugar isomeric with sucrose, extracted from cotton seeds and from the so-called Australian manna (a secretion of certain species of Eucalyptus).
Mellific (a.) Producing honey.
Mellitic (a.) Containing saccharine matter; marked by saccharine secretions; as, mellitic diabetes.
Mellitic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the mineral mellite.
Mellowed (imp. & p. p.) of Mellow
Mellowly (adv.) In a mellow manner.
Melodeon (n.) A kind of small reed organ; -- a portable form of the seraphine.
Melodeon (n.) A music hall.
Melodics (n.) The department of musical science which treats of the pitch of tones, and of the laws of melody.
Melodist (n.) A composer or singer of melodies.
Melodize (v. t.) To make melodious; to form into, or set to, melody.
Melodize (v. i.) To make melody; to compose melodies; to harmonize.
Melodies (pl. ) of Melody
Melop/ia (n.) The art of forming melody; melody; -- now often used for a melodic passage, rather than a complete melody.
Melotype (n.) A picture produced by a process in which development after exposure may be deferred indefinitely, so as to permit transportation of exposed plates; also, the process itself.
Meltable (a.) Capable of being melted.
Membered (a.) Having limbs; -- chiefly used in composition.
Membered (a.) Having legs of a different tincture from that of the body; -- said of a bird in heraldic representations.
Membrane (n.) A thin layer or fold of tissue, usually supported by a fibrous network, serving to cover or
Mementos (pl. ) of Memento
Memorate (v. t.) To commemorate.
Memorial (a.) Serving to preserve remembrance; commemorative; as, a memorial building.
Memorial (a.) Mnemonic; assisting the memory.
Memorial (n.) Anything intended to preserve the memory of a person or event; something which serves to keep something else in remembrance; a monument.
Memorial (n.) A memorandum; a record.
Memorial (n.) A written representation of facts, addressed to the government, or to some branch of it, or to a society, etc., -- often accompanied with a petition.
Memorial (n.) Memory; remembrance.
Memorial (n.) A species of informal state paper, much used in negotiation.
Memorist (n.) One who, or that which, causes to be remembered.
Memorize (v. t.) To cause to be remembered ; hence, to record.
Memorize (v. t.) To commit to memory; to learn by heart.
Memories (pl. ) of Memory
Memphian (a.) Of or pertaining to the ancient city of Memphis in Egypt; hence, Egyptian; as, Memphian darkness.
Menacing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Menace
Mendable (a.) Capable of being mended.
Mendiant (n.) See Mendinant.
Mendment (n.) Amendment.
Menhaden (n.) An American marine fish of the Herring familt (Brevoortia tyrannus), chiefly valuable for its oil and as a component of fertilizers; -- called also mossbunker, bony fish, chebog, pogy, hardhead, whitefish, etc.
Menilite (n.) See Opal.
Meninges (n. pl.) The three membranes that envelop the brain and spinal cord; the pia mater, dura mater, and arachnoid membrane.
Meniscal (a.) Pertaining to, or having the form of, a meniscus.
Meniscus (n.) A crescent.
Meniscus (n.) A lens convex on one side and concave on the other.
Meniscus (n.) An interarticular synovial cartilage or membrane; esp., one of the intervertebral synovial disks in some parts of the vertebral column of birds.
Menology (n.) A register of months.
Menology (n.) A brief calendar of the lives of the saints for each day in the year, or a simple remembrance of those whose lives are not written.
Menopoma (n.) Alt. of Menopome
Menopome (n.) The hellbender.
Menstrue (n.) The menstrual flux; menses.
Menstrua (pl. ) of Menstruum
Mensural (a.) Of or pertaining to measure.
Mentagra (n.) Sycosis.
Mentally (adv.) In the mind; in thought or meditation; intellectually; in idea.
Menthene (n.) A colorless liquid hydrocarbon resembling oil of turpentine, obtained by dehydrating menthol. It has an agreeable odor and a cooling taste.
Mephitic (a.) Alt. of Mephitical
Mephitis (n.) Noxious, pestilential, or foul exhalations from decomposing substances, filth, or other source.
Mephitis (n.) A genus of mammals, including the skunks.
Mercable (a.) Capable of being bought or sold.
Merchand (v. i.) To traffic.
Merchant (n.) One who traffics on a large scale, especially with foreign countries; a trafficker; a trader.
Merchant (n.) A trading vessel; a merchantman.
Merchant (n.) One who keeps a store or shop for the sale of goods; a shopkeeper.
Merchant (a.) Of, pertaining to, or employed in, trade or merchandise; as, the merchant service.
Merchant (v. i.) To be a merchant; to trade.
Merciful (a.) Full of mercy; having or exercising mercy; disposed to pity and spare offenders; unwilling to punish.
Merciful (a.) Unwilling to give pain; compassionate.
Mercuric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, mercury; containing mercury; -- said of those compounds of mercury into which this element enters in its lowest proportion.
Meresman (n.) An officer who ascertains meres or boundaries.
Mericarp (n.) One carpel of an umbelliferous fruit. See Cremocarp.
Meridian (a.) Being at, or pertaining to, midday; belonging to, or passing through, the highest point attained by the sun in his diurnal course.
Meridian (a.) Pertaining to the highest point or culmination; as, meridian splendor.
Meridian (a.) Midday; noon.
Meridian (a.) Hence: The highest point, as of success, prosperity, or the like; culmination.
Meridian (a.) A great circle of the sphere passing through the poles of the heavens and the zenith of a given place. It is crossed by the sun at midday.
Meridian (a.) A great circle on the surface of the earth, passing through the poles and any given place; also, the half of such a circle included between the poles.
Meringue (n.) A delicate pastry made of powdered sugar and the whites of eggs whipped up, -- with jam or cream added.
Meristem (n.) A tissue of growing cells, or cells capable of further division.
Meriting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Merit
Merithal (n.) Alt. of Merithallus
Meritory (a.) Meritorious.
Merocele (n.) Hernia in the thigh; femoral hernia .
Merosome (n.) One of the serial segments, or metameres, of which the bodies of vertebrate and articulate animals are composed.
Mesaraic (a.) Mesenteric.
Mesdames (n.) pl. of Madame and Madam.
Meseemed (imp.) of Meseems
Meseraic (a.) Mesaraic.
Mesially (adv.) In, near, or toward, the mesial plane; mesiad.
Mesmeree (n.) A person subjected to mesmeric influence; one who is mesmerized.
Mesmeric (a.) Alt. of Mesmerical
Mesocarp (n.) The middle layer of a pericarp which consists of three distinct or dissimilar layers.
Mesoderm (n.) The layer of the blastoderm, between the ectoderm and endoderm; mesoblast. See Illust. of Blastoderm and Ectoderm.
Mesoderm (n.) The middle body layer in some invertebrates.
Mesoderm (n.) The middle layer of tissue in some vegetable structures.
Mesodont (a.) Having teeth of moderate size.
Mesogl/a (n.) A thin gelatinous tissue separating the ectoderm and endoderm in certain coelenterates.
Mesolabe (n.) An instrument of the ancients for finding two mean proportionals between two given
Mesolite (n.) A zeolitic mineral, grayish white or yellowish, occuring in delicate groups of crystals, also fibrous massive. It is a hydrous silicate of alumina, lime, and soda.
Mesoseme (a.) Having a medium orbital index; having orbits neither broad nor narrow; between megaseme and microseme.
Mesotype (n.) An old term covering natrolite or soda mesolite, scolecite or lime mesotype, and mesolite or lime-soda mesotype.
Mesozoic (a.) Belonging, or relating, to the secondary or reptilian age, or the era between the Paleozoic and Cenozoic. See Chart of Geology.
Mesozoic (n.) The Mesozoic age or formation.
Mesprise (n.) Contempt; scorn.
Mesprise (n.) Misadventure; ill-success.
Mesquite (n.) Alt. of Mesquit
Messager (n.) A messenger.
Messidor (n.) The tenth month of the French republican calendar dating from September 22, 1792. It began June 19, and ended July 18. See VendEmiaire.
Messmate (n.) An associate in a mess.
Messuage (n.) A dwelling house, with the adjacent buildings and curtilage, and the adjoining lands appropriated to the use of the household.
Mestinos (pl. ) of Mestino
Mestizos (pl. ) of Mestizo
Mestling (n.) A kind of brass. See Maslin.
Metabola (n.) Alt. of Metabole
Metabole (n.) A change or mutation; a change of disease, symptoms, or treatment.
Metabola (n. pl.) Alt. of Metabolia
Metacism (n.) A defect in pronouncing the letter m, or a too frequent use of it.
Metalled () of Metal
Metaling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Metal
Metallic (a.) Of or pertaining to a metal; of the nature of metal; resembling metal; as, a metallic appearance; a metallic alloy.
Metallic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or characterized by, the essential and implied properties of a metal, as contrasted with a nonmetal or metalloid; basic; antacid; positive.
Metalmen (pl. ) of Metalman
Metalman (n.) A worker in metals.
Metamere (n.) One of successive or homodynamous parts in animals and plants; one of a series of similar parts that follow one another in a vertebrate or articulate animal, as in an earthworm; a segment; a somite. See Illust. of Loeven's larva.
Metaphor (n.) The transference of the relation between one set of objects to another set for the purpose of brief explanation; a compressed simile; e. g., the ship plows the sea.
Metapode (n.) The posterior division of the foot in the Gastropoda and Pteropoda.
Metasome (n.) One of the component segments of the body of an animal.
Metayage (n.) A system of farming on halves.
Metazoan (n.) One of the Metazoa.
Metazoic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Metazoa.
Metazoon (n.) One of the Metazoa.
Metecorn (n.) A quantity of corn formerly given by the lord to his customary tenants, as an encouragement to, or reward for, labor and faithful service.
Meteoric (a.) Of or pertaining to a meteor, or to meteors; atmospheric, as, meteoric phenomena; meteoric stones.
Meteoric (a.) Influenced by the weather; as, meteoric conditions.
Meteoric (a.) Flashing; brilliant; transient; like a meteor; as, meteoric fame.
Meterage (n.) The act of measuring, or the cost of measuring.
Metewand (n.) A measuring rod.
Meteyard (n.) A yard, staff, or rod, used as a measure.
Methenyl (n.) The hypothetical hydrocarbon radical CH, regarded as an essential residue of certain organic compounds.
Methinks (v. impers.) It seems to me; I think. See Me.
Methodic (a.) Alt. of Methodical
Methoxyl (n.) A hypothetical radical, CH3O, analogous to hydroxyl.
Methylal (n.) A light, volatile liquid, H2C(OCH3)2, regarded as a complex ether, and having a pleasant ethereal odor. It is obtained by the partial oxidation of methyl alcohol. Called also formal.
Methylic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, methyl; specifically, designating methyl alcohol. See under Methyl.
Metonymy (n.) A trope in which one word is put for another that suggests it; as, we say, a man keeps a good table instead of good provisions; we read Virgil, that is, his poems; a man has a warm heart, that is, warm affections.
Metrical (a.) Of or pertaining to the meter; arranged in meter; consisting of verses; as, metrical compositions.
Metrical (a.) Of or pertaining to measurement; as, the inch, foot, yard, etc., are metrical terms; esp., of or pertaining to the metric system.
Metritis (n.) Inflammation of the womb.
Mezereon (n.) A small European shrub (Daphne Mezereum), whose acrid bark is used in medicine.
Mezquita (n.) A mosque.
Mezuzoth (n.) A piece of parchment bearing the Decalogue and attached to the doorpost; -- in use among orthodox Hebrews.
Nearctic (a.) Of or pertaining to a region of the earth's surface including all of temperate and arctic North America and Greenland. In the geographical distribution of animals, this region is marked off as the habitat certain species.
Nearhand (a. & adv.) Near; near at hand; closely.
Nearness (n.) The state or quality of being near; -- used in the various senses of the adjective.
Neatherd (n.) A person who has the care of neat cattle; a cowherd.
neatness (n.) The state or quality of being neat.
Neatress (n.) A woman who takes care of cattle.
Nebulize (v. t.) To reduce (as a liquid) to a fine spray or vapor; to atomize.
Nebulose (a.) Nebulous; cloudy.
Nebulous (a.) Cloudy; hazy; misty.
Nebulous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or having the appearance of, a nebula; nebular; cloudlike.
Neckband (n.) A band which goes around the neck; often, the part at the top of a garment.
Necklace (n.) A string of beads, etc., or any continuous band or chain, worn around the neck as an ornament.
Necklace (n.) A rope or chain fitted around the masthead to hold hanging blocks for jibs and stays.
neckland (n.) A neck of land.
Neckmold (n.) Alt. of Neckmould
Neckwear (n.) A collective term for cravats, collars, etc.
Neckweed (n.) An American annual weed (veronica peregrina), with small white flowers and a roundish pod.
Neckweed (n.) The hemp; -- so called as furnishing ropes for hanging criminals.
Necropsy (n.) A post-mortem examination or inspection; an autopsy. See Autopsy.
Necrosed (a.) Affected by necrosis; dead; as, a necrosed bone.
Necrosis (n.) Mortification or gangrene of bone, or the death of a bone or portion of a bone in mass, as opposed to its death by molecular disintegration. See Caries.
Necrosis (n.) A disease of trees, in which the branches gradually dry up from the bark to the center.
Necrotic (a.) Affected with necrosis; as, necrotic tissue; characterized by, or producing, necrosis; as, a necrotic process.
Nectared (a.) Imbued with nectar; mingled with nectar; abounding with nectar.
Nectosac (n.) Alt. of Nectosack
Needless (a.) Having no need.
Needless (a.) Not wanted; unnecessary; not requiste; as, needless labor; needless expenses.
Needless (a.) Without sufficient cause; groundless; cuseless.
Needment (n.) Something needed or wanted.
Needment (n.) Outfit; necessary luggage.
Neelghau (n.) See Nylghau.
Ne exeat () A writ to restrain a person from leaving the country, or the jurisdiction of the court. The writ was originally applicable to purposes of state, but is now an ordinary process of courts of equity, resorted to for the purpose of obtaining bail, or security to abide a decree.
Negation (adv.) The act of denying; assertion of the nonreality or untruthfulness of anything; declaration that something is not, or has not been, or will not be; denial; -- the opposite of affirmation.
Negation (adv.) Description or definition by denial, exclusion, or exception; statement of what a thing is not, or has not, from which may be inferred what it is or has.
Negative (a.) Denying; implying, containing, or asserting denial, negation or refusal; returning the answer no to an inquiry or request; refusing assent; as, a negative answer; a negative opinion; -- opposed to affirmative.
Negative (a.) Not positive; without affirmative statement or demonstration; indirect; consisting in the absence of something; privative; as, a negative argument; a negative morality; negative criticism.
Negative (a.) Asserting absence of connection between a subject and a predicate; as, a negative proposition.
Negative (a.) Of or pertaining to a picture upon glass or other material, in which the lights and shades of the original, and the relations of right and left, are reversed.
Negative (a.) Metalloidal; nonmetallic; -- contracted with positive or basic; as, the nitro group is negative.
Negative (n.) A proposition by which something is denied or forbidden; a conception or term formed by prefixing the negative particle to one which is positive; an opposite or contradictory term or conception.
Negative (n.) A word used in denial or refusal; as, not, no.
Negative (n.) The refusal or withholding of assents; veto.
Negative (n.) That side of a question which denies or refuses, or which is taken by an opposing or denying party; the relation or position of denial or opposition; as, the question was decided in the negative.
Negative (n.) A picture upon glass or other material, in which the light portions of the original are represented in some opaque material (usually reduced silver), and the dark portions by the uncovered and transparent or semitransparent ground of the picture.
Negative (n.) The negative plate of a voltaic or electrolytic cell.
Negative (v. t.) To prove unreal or intrue; to disprove.
Negative (v. t.) To reject by vote; to refuse to enact or sanction; as, the Senate negatived the bill.
Negative (v. t.) To neutralize the force of; to counteract.
Negatory (a.) Expressing denial; belonging to negation; negative.
Neginoth (n. pl.) Stringed instruments.
Negligee (n.) An easy, unceremonious attire; undress; also, a kind of easy robe or dressing gown worn by women.
Negritic (a.) Of or pertaining to negroes; composed of negroes.
Negritos (n. pl.) A degraded Papuan race, inhabiting Luzon and some of the other east Indian Islands. They resemble negroes, but are smaller in size. They are mostly nomads.
Nehiloth (n. pl.) A term supposed to mean, perforated wind instruments of music, as pipes or flutes.
Neighing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Neigh
Neighbor (n.) A person who lives near another; one whose abode is not far off.
Neighbor (n.) One who is near in sympathy or confidence.
Neighbor (n.) One entitled to, or exhibiting, neighborly kindness; hence, one of the human race; a fellow being.
Neighbor (a.) Near to another; adjoining; adjacent; next; neighboring.
neighbor (v. t.) To adjoin; to border on; tobe near to.
neighbor (v. t.) To associate intimately with.
Neighbor (v. i.) To dwell in the vicinity; to be a neighbor, or in the neighborhood; to be near.
Neishout (n.) The mahogany-like wood of the South African tree Pteroxylon utile, the sawdust of which causes violent sneezing (whence the name). Also called sneezewood.
Nemalite (n.) A fibrous variety of brucite.
Nematode (a. & n.) Same as Nematoid.
Nematoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the Nematoidea.
Nematoid (n.) One of the Nematoidea. see Illustration in Appendix.
Nemetean (a.) Of or pertaining to the Nemertina.
Nemetean (n.) One of the Nemertina.
Nemertes (n.) A genus of nemertina.
Nemertid (a. & n.) Nemertean.
Nemorous (a.) Woody.
Nenuphar (n.) The great white water lily of Europe; the Nymphaea alba.
Neocracy (n.) Government by new or inexperienced hands; upstart rule; raw or untried officials.
Neogaean (a.) Of or pertaining to the New World, or Western Hemisphere.
Neologic (a.) Alt. of Neological
Neomenia (n.) The time of the new moon; the beginning of the month in the lunar calendar.
Neomorph (n.) A structure, part, or organ developed independently, that is, not derived from a similar structure, part, or organ, in a pre existing form.
Neophyte (n.) A new convert or proselyte; -- a name given by the early Christians, and still given by the Roman Catholics, to such as have recently embraced the Christian faith, and been admitted to baptism, esp. to converts from heathenism or Judaism.
Neophyte (n.) A novice; a tyro; a beginner in anything.
Neoplasm (n.) A new formation or tissue, the product of morbid action.
Neossine (n.) The substance constituting the edible bird's nest.
Neoteric (a.) Alt. of Neoterical
Neoteric (n.) One of modern times; a modern.
Nepenthe (n.) A drug used by the ancients to give relief from pain and sorrow; -- by some supposed to have been opium or hasheesh. Hence, anything soothing and comforting.
Nephilim (n. pl.) Giants.
Nephrite (n.) A hard compact mineral, of a dark green color, formerly worn as a remedy for diseases of the kidneys, whence its name; kidney stone; a kind of jade. See Jade.
Nepotism (n.) Undue attachment to relations; favoritism shown to members of one's family; bestowal of patronage in consideration of relationship, rather than of merit or of legal claim.
Nepotist (n.) One who practices nepotism.
Nereides (pl. ) of Nereid
Nereides (pl. ) of Nereis
Nereites (n. pl.) Fossil tracks of annelids.
Nerfling (n.) The id.
Neritina (n.) A genus including numerous species of shells resembling Nerita in form. They mostly inhabit brackish water, and are often delicately tinted.
Nestfuls (pl. ) of Nestful
Nestling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nestle
Nestling (n.) A young bird which has not abandoned the nest.
Nestling (n.) A nest; a receptacle.
Nestling (a.) Newly hatched; being yet in the nest.
Nethinim (n. pl.) Servants of the priests and Levites in the menial services about the tabernacle and temple.
Nettling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nettle
Nettling (n.) A process (resembling splicing) by which two ropes are jointed end so as to form one rope.
Nettling (n.) The process of tying together the ends of yarns in pairs, to prevent tangling.
Nettling (p. pr. & a.) Stinging; irritating.
Neuralgy (n.) Neuralgia.
Neuraxis (n.) See Axis cylinder, under Axis.
Neuridin (n.) a nontoxic base, C5H14N2, found in the putrescent matters of flesh, fish, decaying cheese, etc.
Neuritis (n.) Inflammation of a nerve.
Neuropod (n.) A neuropodous animal.
Neurosis (n.) A functional nervous affection or disease, that is, a disease of the nerves without any appreciable change of nerve structure.
Neurotic (a.) Of or pertaining to the nerves; seated in the nerves; nervous; as, a neurotic disease.
Neurotic (a.) Uself in disorders of, or affecting, the nerves.
Neurotic (n.) A disease seated in the nerves.
Neurotic (n.) Any toxic agent whose action is mainly directed to the great nerve centers.
Nevadite (n.) A grantitoid variety of rhyolite, common in Nevada.
Newcomer (n.) One who has lately come.
Newsroom (n.) A room where news is collected and disseminated, or periodicals sold; a reading room supplied with newspapers, magazines, etc.
New-year (a.) Of or pertaining to, or suitable for, the commencement of the year; as, New-year gifts or odes.
Oecology (n.) The various relations of animals and plants to one another and to the outer world.
Oeconomy (n.) See Economy.
Oeillade (n.) A glance of the eye; an amorous look.
Oenocyan (n.) The coloring matter of red wines.
Oenology (n.) Knowledge of wine, scientific or practical.
Oestrian (a.) Of or pertaining to the gadflies.
Oestrian (n.) A gadfly.
Oestrual (a.) Of or pertaining to sexual desire; -- mostly applied to brute animals; as, the oestrual period; oestrual influence.
Peaceful (a.) Possessing or enjoying peace; not disturbed by war, tumult, agitation, anxiety, or commotion; quiet; tranquil; as, a peaceful time; a peaceful country; a peaceful end.
Peaceful (a.) Not disposed or tending to war, tumult or agitation; pacific; mild; calm; peaceable; as, peaceful words.
Peachick (n.) The chicken of the peacock.
Pearlash (n.) A white amorphous or granular substance which consists principally of potassium carbonate, and has a strong alka
Pearlins (n. pl.) Alt. of Pearlings
Pearlite (n.) Alt. of Pearlstone
Pearmain (n.) The name of several kinds of apples; as, the blue pearmain, winter pearmain, and red pearmain.
Peastone (n.) Pisolite.
Peasweep (n.) The pewit, or lapwing.
Peasweep (n.) The greenfinch.
Pebbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pebble
Peccable (a.) Liable to sin; subject to transgress the divine law.
Peccancy (n.) The quality or state of being peccant.
Peccancy (n.) A sin; an offense.
Pectinal (a.) Of or pertaining to a comb; resembling a comb.
Pectinal (n.) A fish whose bone/ resemble comb teeth.
Pectoral (a.) Of or pertaining to the breast, or chest; as, the pectoral muscles.
Pectoral (a.) Relating to, or good for, diseases of the chest or lungs; as, a pectoral remedy.
Pectoral (a.) Having the breast conspicuously colored; as, the pectoral sandpiper.
Pectoral (n.) A covering or protecting for the breast.
Pectoral (n.) A breastplate, esp. that worn by the Jewish high person.
Pectoral (n.) A clasp or a cross worn on the breast.
Pectoral (n.) A medicine for diseases of the chest organs, especially the lungs.
Pectosic (a.) Of, pertaining to, resembling, or derived from, pectose; specifically, designating an acid supposed to constitute largely ordinary pectin or vegetable jelly.
Peculate (v. i.) To appropriate to one's own use the property of the public; to steal public moneys intrusted to one's care; to embezzle.
Peculiar (a.) One's own; belonging solely or especially to an individual; not possessed by others; of private, personal, or characteristic possession and use; not owned in common or in participation.
Peculiar (a.) Particular; individual; special; appropriate.
Peculiar (a.) Unusual; singular; rare; strange; as, the sky had a peculiarappearance.
Peculiar (n.) That which is peculiar; a sole or exclusive property; a prerogative; a characteristic.
Peculiar (n.) A particular parish or church which is exempt from the jurisdiction of the ordinary.
Peculium (n.) The saving of a son or a slave with the father's or master's consent; a little property or stock of one's own; any exclusive personal or separate property.
Peculium (n.) A special fund for private and personal uses.
Pecunial (a.) Pecuniary.
Pedagogy (n.) Pedagogics; pedagogism.
Pedalian (a.) Relating to the foot, or to a metrical foot; pedal.
Pedality (n.) The act of measuring by paces.
Pedantic (a.) Alt. of Pedantical
Pedantry (n.) The act, character, or manners of a pedant; vain ostentation of learning.
Pedarian (n.) One of a class eligible to the office of senator, but not yet chosen, who could sit and speak in the senate, but could not vote; -- so called because he might indicate his opinion by walking over to the side of the party he favored when a vote was taken.
Pedaries (pl. ) of Pedary
Peddling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Peddle
Peddlery (n.) The trade, or the goods, of a peddler; hawking; small retail business, like that of a peddler.
Peddlery (n.) Trifling; trickery.
Peddling (a.) Hawking; acting as a peddler.
Peddling (a.) Petty; insignificant.
Pederast (n.) One guilty of pederasty; a sodomite.
Pederero (n.) A term formerly applied to a short piece of chambered ordnance.
Pedestal (n.) The base or foot of a column, statue, vase, lamp, or the like; the part on which an upright work stands. It consists of three parts, the base, the die or dado, and the cornice or surbase molding. See Illust. of Column.
Pedestal (n.) A casting secured to the frame of a truck and forming a jaw for holding a journal box.
Pedestal (n.) A pillow block; a low housing.
Pedestal (n.) An iron socket, or support, for the foot of a brace at the end of a truss where it rests on a pier.
Pedicule (n.) A pedicel.
Pediculi (pl. ) of Pediculus
Pediform (a.) Shaped like a foot.
Pedigree (n.) A
Pedigree (n.) A record of the
Pediluvy (n.) The bathing of the feet, a bath for the feet.
Pedimana (n. pl.) A division of marsupials, including the opossums.
Pedimane (n.) A pedimanous marsupial; an opossum.
Pediment (n.) Originally, in classical architecture, the triangular space forming the gable of a simple roof; hence, a similar form used as a decoration over porticoes, doors, windows, etc.; also, a rounded or broken frontal having a similar position and use. See Temple.
Pedipalp (n.) One of the Pedipalpi.
Pedireme (n.) A crustacean, some of whose feet serve as oars.
Pedregal (n.) A lava field.
Peduncle (n.) The stem or stalk that supports the flower or fruit of a plant, or a cluster of flowers or fruits.
Peduncle (n.) A sort of stem by which certain shells and barnacles are attached to other objects. See Illust. of Barnacle.
Peduncle (n.) A band of nervous or fibrous matter connecting different parts of the brain; as, the peduncles of the cerebellum; the peduncles of the pineal gland.
Peekaboo (n.) A child's game; bopeep.
Peephole (n.) A hole, or crevice, through which one may peep without being discovered.
Peerless (a.) Having no peer or equal; matchless; superlative.
Peerweet (n.) Same as Pewit (a & b).
Pegasean (a.) Of or pertaining to Pegasus, or, figuratively, to poetry.
Pegasoid (a.) Like or pertaining to Pegasus.
Pegroots (n.) Same as Setterwort.
Pelagian (a.) Of or pertaining to the sea; marine; pelagic; as, pelagian shells.
Pelagian (n.) A follower of Pelagius, a British monk, born in the later part of the 4th century, who denied the doctrines of hereditary sin, of the connection between sin and death, and of conversion through grace.
Pelagian (a.) Of or pertaining to Pelagius, or to his doctrines.
Pelasgic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Pelasgians, an ancient people of Greece, of roving habits.
Pelasgic (a.) Wandering.
Pelecoid (n.) A figure, somewhat hatched-shaped, bounded by a semicircle and two inverted quadrants, and equal in area to the square ABCD inclosed by the chords of the four quadrants.
Pelerine (n.) A woman's cape; especially, a fur cape that is longer in front than behind.
Pelicoid (n.) See Pelecoid.
Pellagra (n.) An erythematous affection of the skin, with severe constitutional and nervous symptoms, endemic in Northern Italy.
Pelleted (a.) Made of, or like, pellets; furnished with pellets.
Pellicle (n.) A thin skin or film.
Pellicle (n.) A thin film formed on the surface of an evaporating solution.
Pellmell (adv.) In utter confusion; with confused violence.
Pellucid (a.) Transparent; clear; limpid; translucent; not opaque.
Pelopium (n.) A supposed new metal found in columbite, afterwards shown to be identical with columbium, or niobium.
Pelotage (n.) Packs or bales of Spanish wool.
Peltated (a.) Shield-shaped; scutiform; (Bot.) having the stem or support attached to the lower surface, instead of at the base or margin; -- said of a leaf or other organ.
Pelusiac (a.) Of or pertaining to Pelusium, an ancient city of Egypt; as, the Pelusiac (or former eastern) outlet of the Nile.
Pemmican (n.) Among the North American Indians, meat cut in thin slices, divested of fat, and dried in the sun.
Pemmican (n.) Meat, without the fat, cut in thin slices, dried in the sun, pounded, then mixed with melted fat and sometimes dried fruit, and compressed into cakes or in bags. It contains much nutriment in small compass, and is of great use in long voyages of exploration.
Penality (n.) The quality or state of being penal; lability to punishment.
Penalize (v. t.) To make penal.
Penalize (v. t.) To put a penalty on. See Penalty, 3.
Penanced (imp. & p. p.) of Penance
Penchant (n.) Inclination; decided taste; bias; as, a penchant for art.
Penchute (n.) See Penstock.
Penciled (imp. & p. p.) of Pencil
Penciled (a.) Painted, drawn, sketched, or marked with a pencil.
Penciled (a.) Radiated; having pencils of rays.
Penciled (a.) Marked with parallel or radiating
Pencraft (n.) Penmanship; skill in writing; chirography.
Pencraft (n.) The art of composing or writing; authorship.
Pendence (n.) Slope; inclination.
Pendency (n.) The quality or state of being pendent or suspended.
Pendency (n.) The quality or state of being undecided, or in continuance; suspense; as, the pendency of a suit.
Pendicle (n.) An appendage; something dependent on another; an appurtenance; a pendant.
Pendular (a.) Pendulous.
Pendulum (n.) A body so suspended from a fixed point as to swing freely to and fro by the alternate action of gravity and momentum. It is used to regulate the movements of clockwork and other machinery.
Penelope (n.) A genus of curassows, including the guans.
Pengolin (n.) The pangolin.
Penhouse (n.) A penthouse.
Penitent (a.) Feeling pain or sorrow on account of sins or offenses; repentant; contrite; sincerely affected by a sense of guilt, and resolved on amendment of life.
Penitent (a.) Doing penance.
Penitent (n.) One who repents of sin; one sorrowful on account of his transgressions.
Penitent (n.) One under church censure, but admitted to penance; one undergoing penance.
Penitent (n.) One under the direction of a confessor.
Penknife (n.) A small pocketknife; formerly, a knife used for making and mending quill pens.
Pennated (a.) Winged; plume-shaped.
Pennated (a.) Same as Pinnate.
Penology (n.) The science or art of punishment.
Pensible (a.) Held aloft.
Pensived (a.) Made pensive.
Penstock (n.) A close conduit or pipe for conducting water, as, to a water wheel, or for emptying a pond, or for domestic uses.
Penstock (n.) The barrel of a wooden pump.
Pentacid (a.) Capable of neutralizing, or combining with, five molecules of a monobasic acid; having five hydrogen atoms capable of substitution by acid residues; -- said of certain complex bases.
Pentacle (n.) A figure composed of two equilateral triangles intersecting so as to form a six-pointed star, -- used in early ornamental art, and also with superstitious import by the astrologers and mystics of the Middle Ages.
Pentacra (pl. ) of Pentacron
Pentafid (a.) Divided or cleft into five parts.
Pentagon (n.) A plane figure having five angles, and, consequently, five sides; any figure having five angles.
Pentelic (a.) Alt. of Pentelican
Pentroof (n.) See Lean-to.
Pentylic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, pentyl; as, pentylic alcohol
Penuchle (n.) Alt. of Pinocle
Penumbra (n.) An incomplete or partial shadow.
Penumbra (n.) The shadow cast, in an eclipse, where the light is partly, but not wholly, cut off by the intervening body; the space of partial illumination between the umbra, or perfect shadow, on all sides, and the full light.
Penumbra (n.) The part of a picture where the shade imperceptibly blends with the light.
Penwiper (n.) A cloth, or other material, for wiping off or cleaning ink from a pen.
Penwomen (pl. ) of Penwoman
Penwoman (n.) A female writer; an authoress.
Peopling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of People
Peoplish (a.) Vulgar.
Pepastic (a. & n.) Same as Maturative.
Peperine (n.) Alt. of Peperino
Peperino (n.) A volcanic rock, formed by the cementing together of sand, scoria, cinders, etc.
Peppered (imp. & p. p.) of Pepper
Pepperer (n.) A grocer; -- formerly so called because he sold pepper.
Peptogen (n.) A substance convertible into peptone.
Peracute (a.) Very sharp; very violent; as, a peracute fever.
Perbreak (n.) See Parbreak.
Perceive (v. t.) To obtain knowledge of through the senses; to receive impressions from by means of the bodily organs; to take cognizance of the existence, character, or identity of, by means of the senses; to see, hear, or feel; as, to perceive a distant ship; to perceive a discord.
Perceive (v. t.) To take intellectual cognizance of; to apprehend by the mind; to be convinced of by direct intuition; to note; to remark; to discern; to see; to understand.
Perceive (v. t.) To be affected of influented by.
Perching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Perch
Perchant (n.) A bird tied by the foot, to serve as decoy to other birds by its fluttering.
Perclose (n.) Same as Parclose.
Perclose (n.) Conclusion; end.
Perflate (v. t.) To blow through.
Perforce (adv.) By force; of necessary; at any rate.
Perforce (v. t.) To force; to compel.
Perfumed (imp. & p. p.) of Perfume
Perfumer (n.) One who, oe that which, perfumes.
Perfumer (n.) One whose trade is to make or sell perfumes.
Perfused (imp. & p. p.) of Perfuse
Periagua (n.) See Pirogue.
Perianth (n.) The leaves of a flower generally, especially when the calyx and corolla are not readily distinguished.
Perianth (n.) A saclike involucre which incloses the young fruit in most hepatic mosses. See Illust. of Hepatica.
Periblem (n.) Nascent cortex, or immature cellular bark.
Pericarp (n.) The ripened ovary; the walls of the fruit. See Illusts. of Capsule, Drupe, and Legume.
Pericope (n.) A selection or extract from a book; especially (Theol.), a selection from the Bible, appointed to be read in the churches or used as a text for a sermon.
Pericula (pl. ) of Periculum
Periderm (n.) The outer layer of bark.
Periderm (n.) The hard outer covering of hydroids and other marine animals; the perisarc.
Peridium (n.) The envelope or coat of certain fungi, such as the puffballs and earthstars.
Periergy (n.) Excessive care or diligence.
Periergy (n.) A bombastic or labored style.
Perigean (a.) Pertaining to the perigee.
Perigeum (n.) That point in the orbit of the moon which is nearest to the earth; -- opposed to apogee. It is sometimes, but rarely, used of the nearest points of other orbits, as of a comet, a planet, etc. Called also epigee, epigeum.
Perigone (n.) Any organ inclosing the essential organs of a flower; a perianth.
Perigone (n.) In mosses, the involucral bracts of a male flower.
Perigone (n.) A sac which surrounds the generative bodies in the gonophore of a hydroid.
Perilled () of Peril
Periling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Peril
Perilous (a.) Full of, attended with, or involving, peril; dangerous; hazardous; as, a perilous undertaking.
Perilous (a.) Daring; reckless; dangerous.
Perineal (a.) Of or pertaining to the perineum.
Perineum (n.) The region which is included within the outlet of the pelvis, and is traversed by the urinogenital canal and the rectum.
Periodic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or designating, the highest oxygen acid (HIO/) of iodine.
Periodic (a.) Alt. of Periodical
Perioeci (n. pl.) Alt. of Perioecians
Periople (n.) The external smooth horny layer of the hoof of the horse and allied animals.
Periotic (a.) Surrounding, or pertaining to the region surrounding, the internal ear; as, the periotic capsule.
Periotic (n.) A periotic bone.
Perisarc (n.) The outer, hardened integument which covers most hydroids.
Periscii (n. pl.) Those who live within a polar circle, whose shadows, during some summer days, will move entirely round, falling toward every point of the compass.
Perished (imp. & p. p.) of Perish
Perisoma (n.) Same as Perisome.
Perisome (n.) The entire covering of an invertebrate animal, as echinoderm or coelenterate; the integument.
Perissad (a.) Odd; not even; -- said of elementary substances and of radicals whose valence is not divisible by two without a remainder. Contrasted with artiad.
Perjenet (n.) A kind of pear.
Perjured (imp. & p. p.) of Perjure
Perjured (a.) Guilty of perjury; having sworn falsely; forsworn.
Perjurer (n.) One who is guilty of perjury; one who perjures or forswears, in any sense.
Perlitic (a.) Relating to or resembling perlite, or pearlstone; as, the perlitic structure of certain rocks. See Pearlite.
Permeant (a.) Passing through; permeating.
Permeate (v. t.) To pass through the pores or interstices of; to penetrate and pass through without causing rupture or displacement; -- applied especially to fluids which pass through substances of loose texture; as, water permeates sand.
Permeate (v. t.) To enter and spread through; to pervade.
Permians (n. pl.) A tribe belonging to the Finnic race, and inhabiting a portion of Russia.
Permuter (n.) One who permutes.
Pernancy (n.) A taking or reception, as the receiving of rents or tithes in kind, the receiving of profits.
Peronate (a.) A term applied to the stipes or stalks of certain fungi which are covered with a woolly substance which at length becomes powdery.
Peroneal (a.) Of or pertaining to the fibula; in the region of the fibula.
Perorate (v. i.) To make a peroration; to harangue.
Peroxide (n.) An oxide containing more oxygen than some other oxide of the same element. Formerly peroxides were regarded as the highest oxides. Cf. Per-, 2.
Perruque (n.) See Peruke.
Persecot (n.) See Persicot.
Persever (v. i.) To persevere.
Persicot (n.) A cordial made of the kernels of apricots, nectarines, etc., with refined spirit.
Persolve (v. t.) To pay wholly, or fully.
Personae (pl. ) of Persona
Personal (a.) Pertaining to human beings as distinct from things.
Personal (a.) Of or pertaining to a particular person; relating to, or affecting, an individual, or each of many individuals; peculiar or proper to private concerns; not public or general; as, personal comfort; personal desire.
Personal (a.) Pertaining to the external or bodily appearance; corporeal; as, personal charms.
Personal (a.) Done in person; without the intervention of another.
Personal (a.) Relating to an individual, his character, conduct, motives, or private affairs, in an invidious and offensive manner; as, personal reflections or remarks.
Personal (a.) Denoting person; as, a personal pronoun.
Personal (n.) A movable; a chattel.
Perspire (v. i.) To excrete matter through the skin; esp., to excrete fluids through the pores of the skin; to sweat.
Perspire (v. i.) To be evacuated or excreted, or to exude, through the pores of the skin; as, a fluid perspires.
Perspire (v. t.) To emit or evacuate through the pores of the skin; to sweat; to excrete through pores.
Persuade (v. t.) To influence or gain over by argument, advice, entreaty, expostulation, etc.; to draw or inc
Persuade (v. t.) To try to influence.
Persuade (v. t.) To convince by argument, or by reasons offered or suggested from reflection, etc.; to cause to believe.
Persuade (v. t.) To inculcate by argument or expostulation; to advise; to recommend.
Persuade (v. i.) To use persuasion; to plead; to prevail by persuasion.
Persuade (n.) Persuasion.
Perthite (n.) A kind of feldspar consisting of a laminated intertexture of albite and orthoclase, usually of different colors.
Pertness (n.) The quality or state of being pert.
Pertused (a.) Punched; pierced with, or having, holes.
Perusing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Peruse
Peruvian (a.) Of or pertaining to Peru, in South America.
Peruvian (n.) A native or an inhabitant of Peru.
Pervaded (imp. & p. p.) of Pervade
Perverse (a.) Turned aside; hence, specifically, turned away from the right; willfully erring; wicked; perverted.
Perverse (a.) Obstinate in the wrong; stubborn; intractable; hence, wayward; vexing; contrary.
Pervious (a.) Admitting passage; capable of being penetrated by another body or substance; permeable; as, a pervious soil.
Pervious (a.) Capable of being penetrated, or seen through, by physical or mental vision.
Pervious (a.) Capable of penetrating or pervading.
Pervious (a.) Open; -- used synonymously with perforate, as applied to the nostrils or birds.
Pesanted (a.) Made heavy or dull; debased.
Peschito (n.) See Peshito.
Peshitto (n.) The earliest Syriac version of the Old Testament, translated from Hebrew; also, the incomplete Syriac version of the New Testament.
Pessulus (n.) A delicate bar of cartilage connecting the dorsal and ventral extremities of the first pair of bronchial cartilages in the syrinx of birds.
Pestered (imp. & p. p.) of Pester
Pesterer (n.) One who pesters or harasses.
Pestling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pestle
Petalism (n.) A form of sentence among the ancient Syracusans by which they banished for five years a citizen suspected of having dangerous influence or ambition. It was similar to the ostracism in Athens; but olive leaves were used instead of shells for ballots.
Petalite (n.) A rare mineral, occurring crystallized and in cleavable masses, usually white, or nearly so, in color. It is a silicate of aluminia and lithia.
Petalody (n.) The metamorphosis of various floral organs, usually stamens, into petals.
Petaloid (a.) Peta
Petalous (a.) Having petals; petaled; -- opposed to apetalous.
Petering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Peter
Peterero (n.) See Pederero.
Petermen (pl. ) of Peterman
Peterman (n.) A fisherman; -- so called after the apostle Peter.
Petiolar (a.) Alt. of Petiolary
Petioled (a.) Petiolate.
Petition (n.) A prayer; a supplication; an imploration; an entreaty; especially, a request of a solemn or formal kind; a prayer to the Supreme Being, or to a person of superior power, rank, or authority; also, a single clause in such a prayer.
Petition (n.) A formal written request addressed to an official person, or to an organized body, having power to grant it; specifically (Law), a supplication to government, in either of its branches, for the granting of a particular grace or right; -- in distinction from a memorial, which calls certain facts to mind; also, the written document.
Petition (v. t.) To make a prayer or request to; to ask from; to solicit; to entreat; especially, to make a formal written supplication, or application to, as to any branch of the government; as, to petition the court; to petition the governor.
Petition (v. i.) To make a petition or solicitation.
Petitory (a.) Petitioning; soliciting; supplicating.
Petrific (a.) Petrifying; petrifactive.
Petronel (n.) A sort of hand cannon, or portable firearm, used in France in the 15th century.
Petrosal (a.) Hard; stony; petrous; as, the petrosal bone; petrosal part of the temporal bone.
Petrosal (a.) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the petrous, or petrosal, bone, or the corresponding part of the temporal bone.
Petrosal (n.) A petrosal bone.
Petrosal (n.) The auditory capsule.
Pettifog (v. i.) To do a petty business as a lawyer; also, to do law business in a petty or tricky way.
Pettifog (v. t.) To advocate like a pettifogger; to argue trickily; as, to pettifog a claim.
Petulant (a.) Forward; pert; insolent; wanton.
Petulant (a.) Capriciously fretful; characterized by ill-natured freakishness; irritable.
Petuntse (n.) Alt. of Petuntze
Petuntze (n.) Powdered fledspar, kaolin, or quartz, used in the manufacture of porcelain.
Pewterer (n.) One whose occupation is to make utensils of pewter; a pewtersmith.
Pezizoid (a.) Resembling a fungus of the genus Peziza; having a cuplike form.
Reabsorb (v. t.) To absorb again; to draw in, or imbibe, again what has been effused, extravasated, or thrown off; to swallow up again; as, to reabsorb chyle, lymph, etc.; -- used esp. of fluids.
Reaccess (n.) A second access or approach; a return.
Reaccuse (v. t.) To accuse again.
Reaching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reach
Reaction (n.) Any action in resisting other action or force; counter tendency; movement in a contrary direction; reverse action.
Reaction (n.) The mutual or reciprocal action of chemical agents upon each other, or the action upon such chemical agents of some form of energy, as heat, light, or electricity, resulting in a chemical change in one or more of these agents, with the production of new compounds or the manifestation of distinctive characters. See Blowpipe reaction, Flame reaction, under Blowpipe, and Flame.
Reaction (n.) An action induced by vital resistance to some other action; depression or exhaustion of vital force consequent on overexertion or overstimulation; heightened activity and overaction succeeding depression or shock.
Reaction (n.) The force which a body subjected to the action of a force from another body exerts upon the latter body in the opposite direction.
Reaction (n.) Backward tendency or movement after revolution, reform, or great progress in any direction.
Reactive (a.) Having power to react; tending to reaction; of the nature of reaction.
Readable (a.) Such as can be read; legible; fit or suitable to be read; worth reading; interesting.
Readjust (v. t.) To adjust or settle again; to put in a different order or relation; to rearrange.
Reaffirm (v. t.) To affirm again.
Realized (imp. & p. p.) of Realize
Realizer (n.) One who realizes.
Reallege (v. t.) To allege again.
Realness (n.) The quality or condition of being real; reality.
Reanswer (v. t. & i.) To answer in return; to repay; to compensate; to make amends for.
Reappear (v. i.) To appear again.
Reardoss (n.) A reredos.
Rearmost (a.) Farthest in the rear; last.
Rearward (n.) The last troop; the rear of an army; a rear guard. Also used figuratively.
Rearward (a. & adv.) At or toward the rear.
Reascend (v. i.) To rise, mount, or climb again.
Reascend (v. t.) To ascend or mount again; to reach by ascending again.
Reascent (n.) A returning ascent or ascension; acclivity.
Reasoned (imp. & p. p.) of Reason
Reasoner (n.) One who reasons or argues; as, a fair reasoner; a close reasoner; a logical reasoner.
Reassert (v. t.) To assert again or anew; to maintain after an omission to do so.
Reassign (v. t.) To assign back or again; to transfer back what has been assigned.
Reassume (v. t.) To assume again or anew; to resume.
Reassure (v. t.) To assure anew; to restore confidence to; to free from fear or terror.
Reassure (v. t.) To reinsure.
Reattach (v. t.) To attach again.
Reattain (v. t.) To attain again.
Rebanish (v. t.) To banish again.
Rebelled (imp. & p. p.) of Rebel
Rebeldom (n.) A region infested by rebels; rebels, considered collectively; also, conduct or quality characteristic of rebels.
Rebeller (n.) One who rebels; a rebel.
Rebellow (v. i.) To bellow again; to repeat or echo a bellow.
Rebiting (n.) The act or process of deepening worn
Rebucous (a.) Rebuking.
Rebuffed (imp. & p. p.) of Rebuff
Rebuking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rebuke
Rebutted (imp. & p. p.) of Rebut
Rebuttal (n.) The giving of evidence on the part of a plaintiff to destroy the effect of evidence introduced by the defendant in the same suit.
Rebutter (n.) The answer of a defendant in matter of fact to a plaintiff's surrejoinder.
Recanted (imp. & p. p.) of Recant
Recanter (n.) One who recants.
Recapper (n.) A tool used for applying a fresh percussion cap or primer to a cartridge shell in reloading it.
Recaptor (n.) One who recaptures; one who takes a prize which had been previously taken.
Receding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Recede
Received (imp. & p. p.) of Receive
Receiver (n.) One who takes or receives in any manner.
Receiver (n.) A person appointed, ordinarily by a court, to receive, and hold in trust, money or other property which is the subject of litigation, pending the suit; a person appointed to take charge of the estate and effects of a corporation, and to do other acts necessary to winding up its affairs, in certain cases.
Receiver (n.) One who takes or buys stolen goods from a thief, knowing them to be stolen.
Receiver (n.) A vessel connected with an alembic, a retort, or the like, for receiving and condensing the product of distillation.
Receiver (n.) A vessel for receiving and containing gases.
Receiver (n.) The glass vessel in which the vacuum is produced, and the objects of experiment are put, in experiments with an air pump. Cf. Bell jar, and see Illust. of Air pump.
Receiver (n.) A vessel for receiving the exhaust steam from the high-pressure cylinder before it enters the low-pressure cylinder, in a compound engine.
Receiver (n.) A capacious vessel for receiving steam from a distant boiler, and supplying it dry to an engine.
Receiver (n.) That portion of a telephonic apparatus, or similar system, at which the message is received and made audible; -- opposed to transmitter.
Recenter (v. t.) To center again; to restore to the center.
Recently (adv.) Newly; lately; freshly; not long since; as, advices recently received.
Recessed (imp. & p. p.) of Recess
Recessed (a.) Having a recess or recesses; as, a recessed arch or wall.
Recessed (a.) Withdrawn; secluded.
Rechange (v. t. & i.) To change again, or change back.
Recharge (v. t. & i.) To charge or accuse in return.
Recharge (v. t. & i.) To attack again; to attack anew.
Rechless (a.) Reckless.
Rechoose (v. t.) To choose again.
Reciprok (a.) Reciprocal.
Recision (n.) The act of cutting off.
Reciting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Recite
Reckless (a.) Inattentive to duty; careless; neglectful; indifferent.
Reckless (a.) Rashly negligent; utterly careless or heedless.
Reckling (a.) Needing care; weak; feeble; as, a reckling child.
Reckling (n.) A weak child or animal.
Reckoned (imp. & p. p.) of Reckon
Reckoner (n.) One who reckons or computes; also, a book of calculations, tables, etc., to assist in reckoning.
Reclothe (v. t.) To clothe again.
Recoiled (imp. & p. p.) of Recoil
Recoiler (n.) One who, or that which, recoils.
Recollet (n.) Same as Recollect, n.
Recommit (v. t.) To commit again; to give back into keeping; specifically, to refer again to a committee; as, to recommit a bill to the same committee.
Reconvey (v. t.) To convey back or to the former place; as, to reconvey goods.
Reconvey (v. t.) To transfer back to a former owner; as, to reconvey an estate.
Recorded (imp. & p. p.) of Record
Recorder (n.) One who records; specifically, a person whose official duty it is to make a record of writings or transactions.
Recorder (n.) The title of the chief judical officer of some cities and boroughs; also, of the chief justice of an East Indian settlement. The Recorder of London is judge of the Lord Mayor's Court, and one of the commissioners of the Central Criminal Court.
Recorder (n.) A kind of wind instrument resembling the flageolet.
Recouper (n.) One who recoups.
Recourse (n.) A coursing back, or coursing again, along the
Recourse (n.) Recurrence in difficulty, perplexity, need, or the like; access or application for aid; resort.
Recourse (n.) Access; admittance.
Recourse (v. i.) To return; to recur.
Recourse (v. i.) To have recourse; to resort.
Recovery (n.) The act of recovering, regaining, or retaking possession.
Recovery (n.) Restoration from sickness, weakness, faintness, or the like; restoration from a condition of mistortune, of fright, etc.
Recovery (n.) The obtaining in a suit at law of a right to something by a verdict and judgment of court.
Recovery (n.) The getting, or gaining, of something not previously had.
Recovery (n.) In rowing, the act of regaining the proper position for making a new stroke.
Recreant (a.) Crying for mercy, as a combatant in the trial by battle; yielding; cowardly; mean-spirited; craven.
Recreant (a.) Apostate; false; unfaithful.
Recreant (n.) One who yields in combat, and begs for mercy; a mean-spirited, cowardly wretch.
Recreate (v. t.) To give fresh life to; to reanimate; to revive; especially, to refresh after wearying toil or anxiety; to relieve; to cheer; to divert; to amuse; to gratify.
Recreate (v. i.) To take recreation.
Rectitis (n.) Proctitis.
Rectoral (a.) Pertaining to a rector or governor.
Rectress (n.) A rectoress.
Recurred (imp. & p. p.) of Recur
Recurved (a.) Curved in an opposite or uncommon direction; bent back; as, a bird with a recurved bill; flowers with recurved petals.
Recusant (a.) Obstinate in refusal; specifically, in English history, refusing to acknowledge the supremacy of the king in the churc, or to conform to the established rites of the church; as, a recusant lord.
Recusant (n.) One who is obstinate in refusal; one standing out stubbornly against general practice or opinion.
Recusant (n.) A person who refuses to acknowledge the supremacy of the king in matters of religion; as, a Roman Catholic recusant, who acknowledges the supremacy of the pope.
Recusant (n.) One who refuses communion with the Church of England; a nonconformist.
Redactor (n.) One who redacts; one who prepares matter for publication; an editor.
Redargue (v. t.) To disprove; to refute; toconfute; to reprove; to convict.
Redbelly (n.) The char.
Reddened (imp. & p. p.) of Redden
Redeemed (imp. & p. p.) of Redeem
Redeemer (n.) One who redeems.
Redeemer (n.) Specifically, the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ.
Redeless (a.) Without rede or counsel.
Redemand (v. t.) To demand back; to demand again.
Redemand (n.) A demanding back; a second or renewed demand.
Redemise (v. t.) To demise back; to convey or transfer back, as an estate.
Redemise (n.) The transfer of an estate back to the person who demised it; reconveyance; as, the demise and redemise of an estate. See under Demise.
Redented (a.) Formed like the teeth of a saw; indented.
Redfinch (n.) The European linnet.
Red-hand (a. / adv.) Alt. of Red-handed
Redigest (v. t.) To digest, or reduce to form, a second time.
Redirect (a.) Applied to the examination of a witness, by the party calling him, after the cross-examination.
Redition (n.) Act of returning; return.
Redivide (v. t.) To divide anew.
Redmouth (n.) Any one of several species of marine food fishes of the genus Diabasis, or Haemulon, of the Southern United States, having the inside of the mouth bright red. Called also flannelmouth, and grunt.
Redolent (a.) Diffusing odor or fragrance; spreading sweet scent; scented; odorous; smelling; -- usually followed by of.
Redouble (v. t.) To double again or repeatedly; to increase by continued or repeated additions; to augment greatly; to multiply.
Redouble (v. i.) To become greatly or repeatedly increased; to be multiplied; to be greatly augmented; as, the noise redoubles.
Redshank (n.) A common Old World limico
Redshank (n.) The fieldfare.
Redshank (n.) A bare-legged person; -- a contemptuous appellation formerly given to the Scotch Highlanders, in allusion to their bare legs.
Redstart (n.) A small, handsome European singing bird (Ruticilla phoenicurus), allied to the nightingale; -- called also redtail, brantail, fireflirt, firetail. The black redstart is P.tithys. The name is also applied to several other species of Ruticilla amnd allied genera, native of India.
Redstart (n.) An American fly-catching warbler (Setophaga ruticilla). The male is black, with large patches of orange-red on the sides, wings, and tail. The female is olive, with yellow patches.
Red-tape (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, official formality. See Red tape, under Red, a.
Reducing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reduce
Reducent (a.) Tending to reduce.
Reducent (n.) A reducent agent.
Reducing () a & n. from Reduce.
Redwithe (n.) A west Indian climbing shrub (Combretum Jacquini) with slender reddish branchlets.
Reedbird (n.) The bobolink.
Reedbird (n.) One of several small Asiatic singing birds of the genera Sch/nicola and Eurycercus; -- called also reed babbler.
Reedbuck (n.) See Rietboc.
Reedless (a.) Destitute of reeds; as, reedless banks.
Reedling (n.) The European bearded titmouse (Panurus biarmicus); -- called also reed bunting, bearded pinnock, and lesser butcher bird.
Reedwork (n.) A collective name for the reed stops of an organ.
Reembark (v. t. & i.) To put, or go, on board a vessel again; to embark again.
Reembody (v. t.) To embody again.
Reemerge (v. i.) To emerge again.
Reengage (v. t. & i.) To engage a second time or again.
Reenlist (v. t. & i.) To enlist again.
Reestate (v. t.) To reestablish.
Reexport (v. t.) To export again, as what has been imported.
Reexport (n.) Any commodity reexported; -- chiefly in the plural.
Refasten (v. t.) To fasten again.
Referred (imp. & p. p.) of Refer
Referrer (n.) One who refers.
Refigure (v. t.) To figure again.
Refining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Refine
Refinery (n.) The building and apparatus for refining or purifying, esp. metals and sugar.
Refinery (n.) A furnace in which cast iron is refined by the action of a blast on the molten metal.
Reflexed (a.) Bent backward or outward.
Reflexly (adv.) In a reflex manner; reflectively.
Reflower (v. i. & t.) To flower, or cause to flower, again.
Refluent (a.) Flowing back; returning; ebbing.
Reflueus (a.) Refluent.
Refoment (v. t.) To foment anew.
Reforger (n.) One who reforges.
Reformed (a.) Corrected; amended; restored to purity or excellence; said, specifically, of the whole body of Protestant churches originating in the Reformation. Also, in a more restricted sense, of those who separated from Luther on the doctrine of consubstantiation, etc., and carried the Reformation, as they claimed, to a higher point. The Protestant churches founded by them in Switzerland, France, Holland, and part of Germany, were called the Reformed churches.
Reformed (a.) Amended in character and life; as, a reformed gambler or drunkard.
Reformed (a.) Retained in service on half or full pay after the disbandment of the company or troop; -- said of an officer.
Reformer (n.) One who effects a reformation or amendment; one who labors for, or urges, reform; as, a reformer of manners, or of abuses.
Reformer (n.) One of those who commenced the reformation of religion in the sixteenth century, as Luther, Melanchthon, Zwingli, and Calvin.
Reformly (adv.) In the manner of a reform; for the purpose of reform.
Refunder (n.) One who refunds.
Refusing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Refuse
Refusion (n.) New or repeated melting, as of metals.
Refusion (n.) Restoration.
Refuting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Refute
Regaling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Regale
Regalian (a.) Pertaining to regalia; pertaining to the royal insignia or prerogatives.
Regalism (n.) The doctrine of royal prerogative or supremacy.
Regality (n.) Royalty; sovereignty; sovereign jurisdiction.
Regality (n.) An ensign or badge of royalty.
Regarded (imp. & p. p.) of Regard
Regarder (n.) One who regards.
Regarder (n.) An officer appointed to supervise the forest.
Regather (v. t.) To gather again.
Regattas (pl. ) of Regatta
Regelate (v. i.) To freeze together again; to undergo regelation, as ice.
Regicide (n.) One who kills or who murders a king; specifically (Eng.Hist.), one of the judges who condemned Charles I. to death.
Regicide (n.) The killing or the murder of a king.
Regiment (n.) Government; mode of ruling; rule; authority; regimen.
Regiment (n.) A region or district governed.
Regiment (n.) A body of men, either horse, foot, or artillery, commanded by a colonel, and consisting of a number of companies, usually ten.
Regiment (v. t.) To form into a regiment or into regiments.
Regional (a.) Of or pertaining to a particular region; sectional.
Register (n.) A written account or entry; an official or formal enumeration, description, or record; a memorial record; a list or roll; a schedule.
Register (n.) A record containing a list and description of the merchant vessels belonging to a port or customs district.
Register (n.) A certificate issued by the collector of customs of a port or district to the owner of a vessel, containing the description of a vessel, its name, ownership, and other material facts. It is kept on board the vessel, to be used as an evidence of nationality or as a muniment of title.
Register (n.) One who registers or records; a registrar; a recorder; especially, a public officer charged with the duty of recording certain transactions or events; as, a register of deeds.
Register (n.) That which registers or records.
Register (n.) A contrivance for automatically noting the performance of a machine or the rapidity of a process.
Register (n.) The part of a telegraphic apparatus which records automatically the message received.
Register (n.) A machine for registering automatically the number of persons passing through a gateway, fares taken, etc.; a telltale.
Register (n.) A lid, stopper, or sliding plate, in a furnace, stove, etc., for regulating the admission of air to the fuel; also, an arrangement containing dampers or shutters, as in the floor or wall of a room or passage, or in a chimney, for admitting or excluding heated air, or for regulating ventilation.
Register (n.) The inner part of the mold in which types are cast.
Register (n.) The correspondence of pages, columns, or
Register (n.) The correspondence or adjustment of the several impressions in a design which is printed in parts, as in chromolithographic printing, or in the manufacture of paper hangings. See Register, v. i. 2.
Register (v. i.) The compass of a voice or instrument; a specified portion of the compass of a voice, or a series of vocal tones of a given compass; as, the upper, middle, or lower register; the soprano register; the tenor register.
Register (v. i.) A stop or set of pipes in an organ.
Register (n.) To enter in a register; to record formally and distinctly, as for future use or service.
Register (n.) To enroll; to enter in a list.
Register (v. i.) To enroll one's name in a register.
Register (v. i.) To correspond in relative position; as, two pages, columns, etc. , register when the corresponding parts fall in the same
Registry (n.) The act of recording or writing in a register; enrollment; registration.
Registry (n.) The place where a register is kept.
Registry (n.) A record; an account; a register.
Regnancy (n.) The condition or quality of being regnant; sovereignty; rule.
Regrated (imp. & p. p.) of Regrate
Regrater (n.) One who regrates.
Regrator (n.) One guilty of regrating.
Regrowth (n.) The act of regrowing; a second or new growth.
Regulate (v. t.) To adjust by rule, method, or established mode; to direct by rule or restriction; to subject to governing principles or laws.
Regulate (v. t.) To put in good order; as, to regulate the disordered state of a nation or its finances.
Regulate (v. t.) To adjust, or maintain, with respect to a desired rate, degree, or condition; as, to regulate the temperature of a room, the pressure of steam, the speed of a machine, etc.
Regulize (v. t.) To reduce to regulus; to separate, as a metal from extraneous matter; as, to regulize antimony.
Rehearse (v. t.) To repeat, as what has been already said; to tell over again; to recite.
Rehearse (v. t.) To narrate; to relate; to tell.
Rehearse (v. t.) To recite or repeat in private for experiment and improvement, before a public representation; as, to rehearse a tragedy.
Rehearse (v. t.) To cause to rehearse; to instruct by rehearsal.
Rehearse (v. i.) To recite or repeat something for practice.
Reigning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reign
Reillume (v. t.) To light again; to cause to shine anew; to relume; to reillumine.
Reimbark (v. t. & i.) See Reembark.
Reimbody (v. t. & i.) To imbody again.
Reimport (v. t.) To import again; to import what has been exported; to bring back.
Reimpose (v. t.) To impose anew.
Reindeer (n.) Any ruminant of the genus Rangifer, of the Deer family, found in the colder parts of both the Eastern and Western hemispheres, and having long irregularly branched antlers, with the brow tines palmate.
Reinduce (v. t.) To induce again.
Reinette (n.) A name given to many different kinds of apples, mostly of French origin.
Reinfect (v. t.) To infect again.
Reinfund (v. i.) To flow in anew.
Reinless (a.) Not having, or not governed by, reins; hence, not checked or restrained.
Reinsert (v. t.) To insert again.
Reinsure (v. t.) To insure again after a former insuranse has ceased; to renew insurance on.
Reinsure (v. t.) To insure, as life or property, in favor of one who has taken an insurance risk upon it.
Reinvest (v. t.) To invest again or anew.
Rejected (imp. & p. p.) of Reject
Rejecter (n.) One who rejects.
Rejoiced (imp. & p. p.) of Rejoice
Rejoicer (n.) One who rejoices.
Rejoined (imp. & p. p.) of Rejoin
Rekindle (v. t. & i.) To kindle again.
Relapsed (imp. & p. p.) of Relapse
Relapser (n.) One who relapses.
Relating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Relate
Relation (n.) The act of relating or telling; also, that which is related; recital; account; narration; narrative; as, the relation of historical events.
Relation (n.) The state of being related or of referring; what is apprehended as appertaining to a being or quality, by considering it in its bearing upon something else; relative quality or condition; the being such and such with regard or respect to some other thing; connection; as, the relation of experience to knowledge; the relation of master to servant.
Relation (n.) Reference; respect; regard.
Relation (n.) Connection by consanguinity or affinity; kinship; relationship; as, the relation of parents and children.
Relation (n.) A person connected by cosanguinity or affinity; a relative; a kinsman or kinswoman.
Relation (n.) The carrying back, and giving effect or operation to, an act or proceeding frrom some previous date or time, by a sort of fiction, as if it had happened or begun at that time. In such case the act is said to take effect by relation.
Relation (n.) The act of a relator at whose instance a suit is begun.
Relative (a.) Having relation or reference; referring; respecting; standing in connection; pertaining; as, arguments not relative to the subject.
Relative (a.) Arising from relation; resulting from connection with, or reference to, something else; not absolute.
Relative (a.) Indicating or expressing relation; refering to an antecedent; as, a relative pronoun.
Relative (a.) Characterizing or pertaining to chords and keys, which, by reason of the identify of some of their tones, admit of a natural transition from one to the other.
Relative (n.) One who, or that which, relates to, or is considered in its relation to, something else; a relative object or term; one of two object or term; one of two objects directly connected by any relation.
Relative (n.) A person connected by blood or affinity; strictly, one allied by blood; a relation; a kinsman or kinswoman.
Relative (n.) A relative pronoun; a word which relates to, or represents, another word or phrase, called its antecedent; as, the relatives "who", "which", "that".
Relatrix (n.) A female relator.
Relaxing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Relax
Relaxant (n.) A medicine that relaxes; a laxative.
Relaying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Relay
Released (imp. & p. p.) of Release
Releasee (n.) One to whom a release is given.
Releaser (n.) One who releases, or sets free.
Releasor (n.) One by whom a release is given.
Relegate (v. t.) To remove, usually to an inferior position; to consign; to transfer; specifically, to send into exile; to banish.
Relented (imp. & p. p.) of Relent
Relessee (n.) See Releasee.
Relessor (n.) See Releasor.
Relevant (a.) Relieving; lending aid or support.
Relevant (a.) Bearing upon, or properly applying to, the case in hand; pertinent; applicable.
Relevant (a.) Sufficient to support the cause.
Reliable (a.) Suitable or fit to be relied on; worthy of dependance or reliance; trustworthy.
Reliance (n.) The act of relying, or the condition or quality of being reliant; dependence; confidence; trust; repose of mind upon what is deemed sufficient support or authority.
Reliance (n.) Anything on which to rely; dependence; ground of trust; as, the boat was a poor reliance.
Relicted (a.) Left uncovered, as land by recession of water.
Relieved (imp. & p. p.) of Relieve
Reliever (n.) One who, or that which, relieves.
Religion (n.) The outward act or form by which men indicate their recognition of the existence of a god or of gods having power over their destiny, to whom obedience, service, and honor are due; the feeling or expression of human love, fear, or awe of some superhuman and overruling power, whether by profession of belief, by observance of rites and ceremonies, or by the conduct of life; a system of faith and worship; a manifestation of piety; as, ethical religions; monotheistic religions; natur
Religion (n.) Specifically, conformity in faith and life to the precepts inculcated in the Bible, respecting the conduct of life and duty toward God and man; the Christian faith and practice.
Religion (n.) A monastic or religious order subject to a regulated mode of life; the religious state; as, to enter religion.
Religion (n.) Strictness of fidelity in conforming to any practice, as if it were an enjoined rule of conduct.
Relished (imp. & p. p.) of Relish
Relocate (v. t.) To locate again.
Relucent (a.) Reflecting light; shining; glittering; glistening; bright; luminous; splendid.
Reluming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Relume
Relumine (v. t.) To light anew; to rekindle.
Relumine (v. t.) To illuminate again.
Remained (imp. & p. p.) of Remain
Remanded (imp. & p. p.) of Remand
Remanent (a.) That which remains; a remnant; a residue.
Remanent (a.) Remaining; residual.
Remarked (imp. & p. p.) of Remark
Remarker (n.) One who remarks.
Remberge (n.) See Ramberge.
Remedial (a.) Affording a remedy; intended for a remedy, or for the removal or abatement of an evil; as, remedial treatment.
Remedies (pl. ) of Remedy
Remedied (imp. & p. p.) of Remedy
Remember (v. t.) To have ( a notion or idea) come into the mind again, as previously perceived, known, or felt; to have a renewed apprehension of; to bring to mind again; to think of again; to recollect; as, I remember the fact; he remembers the events of his childhood; I cannot remember dates.
Remember (v. t.) To be capable of recalling when required; to keep in mind; to be continually aware or thoughtful of; to preserve fresh in the memory; to attend to; to think of with gratitude, affection, respect, or any other emotion.
Remember (v. t.) To put in mind; to remind; -- also used reflexively and impersonally.
Remember (v. t.) To mention.
Remember (v. t.) To recall to the mind of another, as in the friendly messages, remember me to him, he wishes to be remembered to you, etc.
Remember (v. i.) To execise or have the power of memory; as, some remember better than others.
Remenant (n.) A remnant.
Remercie (v. t.) Alt. of Remercy
Remiform (a.) Shaped like an oar.
Reminder (n.) One who, or that which, reminds; that which serves to awaken remembrance.
Remising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Remise
Remissly (adv.) In a remiss or negligent manner; carelessly.
Remitted (imp. & p. p.) of Remit
Remittal (n.) A remitting; a giving up; surrender; as, the remittal of the first fruits.
Remittee (n.) One to whom a remittance is sent.
Remitter (n.) One who remits.
Remitter (n.) One who pardons.
Remitter (n.) One who makes remittance.
Remitter (n.) The sending or placing back of a person to a title or right he had before; the restitution of one who obtains possession of property under a defective title, to his rights under some valid title by virtue of which he might legally have entered into possession only by suit.
Remittor (n.) One who makes a remittance; a remitter.
Remodify (v. t.) To modify again or anew; to reshape.
Remolade (n.) Alt. of Remoulad
Remoulad (n.) A kind of piquant sauce or salad dressing resembling mayonnaise.
Remorate (v. t.) To hinder; to delay.
Remorsed (a.) Feeling remorse.
Remotion (n.) The act of removing; removal.
Remotion (n.) The state of being remote; remoteness.
Removing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Remove
Remuable (a.) That may be removed; removable.
Remurmur (v. t. & i.) To murmur again; to utter back, or reply, in murmurs.
Rendered (imp. & p. p.) of Render
Renderer (n.) One who renders.
Renderer (n.) A vessel in which lard or tallow, etc., is rendered.
Rendible (a.) Capable of being rent or torn.
Rendible (a.) Capable, or admitting, of being rendered.
Rendrock (n.) A kind of dynamite used in blasting.
Renegade (n.) One faithless to principle or party.
Renegade (n.) An apostate from Christianity or from any form of religious faith.
Renegade (n.) One who deserts from a military or naval post; a deserter.
Renegade (n.) A common vagabond; a worthless or wicked fellow.
Renegado (n.) See Renegade.
Renewing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Renew
Reniform (a.) Having the form or shape of a kidney; as, a reniform mineral; a reniform leaf.
Renitent (a.) Resisting pressure or the effect of it; acting against impulse by elastic force.
Renitent (a.) Persistently opposed.
Renneted (a.) Provided or treated with rennet.
Renounce (v. t.) To declare against; to reject or dec
Renounce (v. t.) To cast off or reject deliberately; to disown; to dismiss; to forswear.
Renounce (v. t.) To disclaim having a card of (the suit led) by playing a card of another suit.
Renounce (v. i.) To make renunciation.
Renounce (v. i.) To dec
Renounce (n.) Act of renouncing.
Renovate (v. t.) To make over again; to restore to freshness or vigor; to renew.
Renowmed (a.) Renowned.
Renowned (a.) Famous; celebrated for great achievements, for distinguished qualities, or for grandeur; eminent; as, a renowned king.
Renowner (n.) One who gives renown.
Rentable (a.) Capable of being rented, or suitable for renting.
Rentered (imp. & p. p.) of Renter
Renterer (n.) One who renters.
Renverse (v. t.) To reverse.
Renverse (a.) Alt. of Renverse
Renverse (a.) Reversed; set with the head downward; turned contrary to the natural position.
Reobtain (v. t.) To obtain again.
Reoccupy (v. t.) To occupy again.
Reometer (n.) Same as Rheometer.
Reoppose (v. t.) To oppose again.
Reordain (v. t.) To ordain again, as when the first ordination is considered defective.
Reorient (a.) Rising again.
Reotrope (n.) See Rheotrope.
Repacify (v. t.) To pacify again.
Repacker (n.) One who repacks.
Repaired (imp. & p. p.) of Repair
Repairer (n.) One who, or that which, repairs, restores, or makes amends.
Repartee (n.) A smart, ready, and witty reply.
Repartee (v. i.) To make smart and witty replies.
Repaster (n.) One who takes a repast.
Repaying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Repay
Repealed (imp. & p. p.) of Repeal
Repealer (n.) One who repeals; one who seeks a repeal; specifically, an advocate for the repeal of the Articles of Union between Great Britain and Ireland.
Repeated (imp. & p. p.) of Repeat
Repeater (n.) One who, or that which, repeats.
Repeater (n.) A watch with a striking apparatus which, upon pressure of a spring, will indicate the time, usually in hours and quarters.
Repeater (n.) A repeating firearm.
Repeater (n.) An instrument for resending a telegraphic message automatically at an intermediate point.
Repeater (n.) A person who votes more than once at an election.
Repeater (n.) See Circulating decimal, under Decimal.
Repeater (n.) A pennant used to indicate that a certain flag in a hoist of signal is duplicated.
Repelled (imp. & p. p.) of Repel
Repeller (n.) One who, or that which, repels.
Repented (imp. & p. p.) of Repent
Repenter (n.) One who repents.
Repeople (v. t.) To people anew.
Reperuse (v. t.) To peruse again.
Repetend (n.) That part of a circulating decimal which recurs continually, ad infinitum: -- sometimes indicated by a dot over the first and last figures; thus, in the circulating decimal .728328328 + (otherwise .7/8/), the repetend is 283.
Replevin (n.) A personal action which lies to recover possession of goods and chattle wrongfully taken or detained. Originally, it was a remedy peculiar to cases for wrongful distress, but it may generally now be brought in all cases of wrongful taking or detention.
Replevin (n.) The writ by which goods and chattels are replevied.
Replevin (v. t.) To replevy.
Replying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reply
Repolish (v. t.) To polish again.
Reported (imp. & p. p.) of Report
Reporter (n.) One who reports.
Reporter (n.) An officer or person who makes authorized statements of law proceedings and decisions, or of legislative debates.
Reporter (n.) One who reports speeches, the proceedings of public meetings, news, etc., for the newspapers.
Reposing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Repose
Reposure (n.) Rest; quiet.
Repousse (a.) Formed in relief, as a pattern on metal.
Repousse (a.) Ornamented with patterns in relief made by pressing or hammering on the reverse side; -- said of thin metal, or of a vessel made of thin metal.
Repousse (n.) Repousse work.
Repriefe (n.) Repreve.
Reprieve (v. t.) To delay the punishment of; to suspend the execution of sentence on; to give a respite to; to respite; as, to reprieve a criminal for thirty days.
Reprieve (v. t.) To relieve for a time, or temporarily.
Reprieve (n.) A temporary suspension of the execution of a sentence, especially of a sentence of death.
Reprieve (n.) Interval of ease or relief; respite.
Reprimer (n.) A machine or implement for applying fresh primers to spent cartridge shells, so that the shells be used again.
Reprisal (n.) The act of taking from an enemy by way of reteliation or indemnity.
Reprisal (n.) Anything taken from an enemy in retaliation.
Reprisal (n.) The act of retorting on an enemy by inflicting suffering or death on a prisoner taken from him, in retaliation for an act of inhumanity.
Reprisal (n.) Any act of retaliation.
Reprizes (n. pl.) See Reprise, n., 2.
Reproach (v. t.) To come back to, or come home to, as a matter of blame; to bring shame or disgrace upon; to disgrace.
Reproach (v. t.) To attribute blame to; to allege something disgraceful against; to charge with a fault; to censure severely or contemptuously; to upbraid.
Reproach (v.) The act of reproaching; censure mingled with contempt; contumelious or opprobrious language toward any person; abusive reflections; as, severe reproach.
Reproach (v.) A cause of blame or censure; shame; disgrace.
Reproach (v.) An object of blame, censure, scorn, or derision.
Reproved (imp. & p. p.) of Reprove
Reprover (n.) One who, or that which, reproves.
Reptilia (n. pl.) A class of air-breathing oviparous vertebrates, usually covered with scales or bony plates. The heart generally has two auricles and one ventricle. The development of the young is the same as that of birds.
Republic (a.) Common weal.
Republic (a.) A state in which the sovereign power resides in the whole body of the people, and is exercised by representatives elected by them; a commonwealth. Cf. Democracy, 2.
Repugner (n.) One who repugns.
Repulsed (imp. & p. p.) of Repulse
Repulser (n.) One who repulses, or drives back.
Repurify (v. t.) To purify again.
Reputing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Repute
Required (imp. & p. p.) of Require
Requirer (n.) One who requires.
Requital (n.) The act of requiting; also, that which requites; return, good or bad, for anything done; in a good sense, compensation; recompense; as, the requital of services; in a bad sense, retaliation, or punishment; as, the requital of evil deeds.
Requited (imp. & p. p.) of Requite
Requiter (n.) One who requites.
Rerefief (n.) A fief held of a superior feudatory; a fief held by an under tenant.
Rereward (n.) The rear guard of an army.
Resalgar (n.) Realgar.
Resalute (v. t.) To salute again.
Rescribe (v. t.) To write back; to write in reply.
Rescribe (v. t.) To write over again.
Rescript (v. t.) The answer of an emperor when formallyconsulted by particular persons on some difficult question; hence, an edict or decree.
Rescript (v. t.) The official written answer of the pope upon a question of canon law, or morals.
Rescript (v. t.) A counterpart.
Rescuing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rescue
Research (n.) Diligent inquiry or examination in seeking facts or principles; laborious or continued search after truth; as, researches of human wisdom.
Research (v. t.) To search or examine with continued care; to seek diligently.
Resected (imp. & p. p.) of Resect
Reseizer (n.) One who seizes again.
Reseizer (n.) The taking of lands into the hands of the king where a general livery, or oustre le main, was formerly mis-sued, contrary to the form and order of law.
Resemble (v. t.) To be like or similar to; to bear the similitude of, either in appearance or qualities; as, these brothers resemble each other.
Resemble (v. t.) To liken; to compare; to represent as like.
Resemble (v. t.) To counterfeit; to imitate.
Resemble (v. t.) To cause to imitate or be like.
Resented (imp. & p. p.) of Resent
Resenter (n.) One who resents.
Reserate (v. t.) To unlock; to open.
Reserved (imp. & p. p.) of Reserve
Reserved (a.) Kept for future or special use, or for an exigency; as, reserved troops; a reserved seat in a theater.
Reserved (a.) Restrained from freedom in words or actions; backward, or cautious, in communicating one's thoughts and feelings; not free or frank.
Reservee (n.) One to, or for, whom anything is reserved; -- contrasted with reservor.
Reserver (n.) One who reserves.
Reservor (n.) One who reserves; a reserver.
Resetter (n.) One who receives or conceals, as stolen goods or criminal.
Resetter (n.) One who resets, or sets again.
Resettle (v. t.) To settle again.
Resettle (v. i.) To settle again, or a second time.
Resiance (n.) Residence; abode.
Residing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reside
Resident (a.) Dwelling, or having an abode, in a place for a continued length of time; residing on one's own estate; -- opposed to nonresident; as, resident in the city or in the country.
Resident (a.) Fixed; stable; certain.
Resident (n.) One who resides or dwells in a place for some time.
Resident (n.) A diplomatic representative who resides at a foreign court; -- a term usualy applied to ministers of a rank inferior to that of ambassadors. See the Note under Minister, 4.
Residual (a.) Pertaining to a residue; remaining after a part is taken.
Residual (n.) The difference of the results obtained by observation, and by computation from a formula.
Residual (n.) The difference between the mean of several observations and any one of them.
Residuum (n.) That which is left after any process of separation or purification; that which remains after certain specified deductions are made; residue.
Resigned (imp. & p. p.) of Resign
Resigned (a.) Submissive; yielding; not disposed to resist or murmur.
Resignee (n.) One to whom anything is resigned, or in whose favor a resignation is made.
Resigner (n.) One who resigns.
Resiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Resile
Resinate (n.) Any one of the salts the resinic acids.
Resinoid (a.) Somewhat like resin.
Resinous (a.) Of or pertaining to resin; of the nature of resin; resembling or obtained from resin.
Resisted (imp. & p. p.) of Resist
Resister (n.) One who resists.
Resolute (v. t. & i.) Having a decided purpose; determined; resolved; fixed in a determination; hence, bold; firm; steady.
Resolute (v. t. & i.) Convinced; satisfied; sure.
Resolute (v. t. & i.) Resolving, or explaining; as, the Resolute Doctor Durand.
Resolute (n.) One who is resolute; hence, a desperado.
Resolute (n.) Redelivery; repayment.
Resolved (imp. & p. p.) of Resolve
Resolved (p. p. & a.) Having a fixed purpose; determined; resolute; -- usually placed after its noun; as, a man resolved to be rich.
Resolver (n.) That which decomposes, or dissolves.
Resolver (n.) That which clears up and removes difficulties, and makes the mind certain or determined.
Resolver (n.) One who resolves, or formal a firm purpose.
Resonant (a.) Returning, or capable of returning, sound; fitted to resound; resounding; echoing back.
Resorcin (n.) A colorless crystal
Resorted (imp. & p. p.) of Resort
Resorter (n.) One who resorts; a frequenter.
Re-sound (v. t. & i.) To sound again or anew.
Resource (n.) That to which one resorts orr on which one depends for supply or support; means of overcoming a difficulty; resort; expedient.
Resource (n.) Pecuniary means; funds; money, or any property that can be converted into supplies; available means or capabilities of any kind.
Resperse (v. t.) To sprinkle; to scatter.
Respired (imp. & p. p.) of Respire
Respited (imp. & p. p.) of Respite
Response (n.) The act of responding.
Response (n.) An answer or reply.
Response (n.) Reply to an objection in formal disputation.
Response (n.) The answer of the people or congregation to the priest or clergyman, in the litany and other parts of divine service.
Response (n.) A kind of anthem sung after the lessons of matins and some other parts of the office.
Response (n.) A repetition of the given subject in a fugue by another part on the fifth above or fourth below.
Restless (a.) Never resting; unquiet; uneasy; continually moving; as, a restless child.
Restless (a.) Not satisfied to be at rest or in peace; averse to repose or quiet; eager for change; discontented; as, restless schemers; restless ambition; restless subjects.
Restless (a.) Deprived of rest or sleep.
Restless (a.) Passed in unquietness; as, the patient has had a restless night.
Restless (a.) Not affording rest; as, a restless chair.
Restoral (n.) Restoration.
Re-store (v. t.) To store again; as, the goods taken out were re-stored.
Restored (imp. & p. p.) of Restore
Restorer (n.) One who, or that which, restores.
Restrain (v. t.) To draw back again; to hold back from acting, proceeding, or advancing, either by physical or moral force, or by any interposing obstacle; to repress or suppress; to keep down; to curb.
Restrain (v. t.) To draw back toghtly, as a rein.
Restrain (v. t.) To hinder from unlimited enjoiment; to abridge.
Restrain (v. t.) To limit; to confine; to restrict.
Restrain (v. t.) To withhold; to forbear.
Restrict (a.) Restricted.
Restrict (v. t.) To restrain within bounds; to limit; to confine; as, to restrict worlds to a particular meaning; to restrict a patient to a certain diet.
Restrive (v. i.) To strive anew.
Resulted (imp. & p. p.) of Result
Resuming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Resume
Resummon (v. t.) To summon again.
Resupine (a.) Lying on the back; supine; hence, careless.
Resupply (v. t.) To supply again.
Resurvey (v. t.) To survey again or anew; to review.
Resurvey (n.) A second or new survey.
Retailed (imp. & p. p.) of Retail
Retailer (n.) One who retails anything; as, a retailer of merchandise; a retailer of gossip.
Retained (imp. & p. p.) of Retain
Retainal (n.) The act of retaining; retention.
Retainer (n.) One who, or that which, retains.
Retainer (n.) One who is retained or kept in service; an attendant; an adherent; a hanger-on.
Retainer (n.) Hence, a servant, not a domestic, but occasionally attending and wearing his master's livery.
Retainer (n.) The act of a client by which he engages a lawyer or counselor to manage his cause.
Retainer (n.) The act of withholding what one has in his hands by virtue of some right.
Retainer (n.) A fee paid to engage a lawyer or counselor to maintain a cause, or to prevent his being employed by the opposing party in the case; -- called also retaining fee.
Retainer (n.) The act of keeping dependents, or the state of being in dependence.
Retarded (imp. & p. p.) of Retard
Retarder (n.) One who, or that which, retards.
Retching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Retch
Retentor (n.) A muscle which serves to retain an organ or part in place, esp. when retracted. See Illust. of Phylactolemata.
Retepore (n.) Any one of several species of bryozoans of the genus Retepora. They form delicate calcareous corals, usually composed of thin fenestrated fronds.
Reticent (a.) Inc
Reticule (n..) A little bag, originally of network; a woman's workbag, or a little bag to be carried in the hand.
Reticule (n..) A system of wires or
Reticula (pl. ) of Reticulum
Retiform (a.) Composed of crossing
Retineum (n.) That part of the eye of an invertebrate which corresponds in function with the retina of a vertebrate.
Retinite (n.) An inflammable mineral resin, usually of a yellowish brown color, found in roundish masses, sometimes with coal.
Retinoid (a.) Resinlike, or resinform; resembling a resin without being such.
Retinula (n.) One of the group of pigmented cells which surround the retinophorae of invertebrates. See Illust. under Ommatidium.
Retiracy (n.) Retirement; -- mostly used in a jocose or burlesque way.
Retirade (n.) A kind of retrenchment, as in the body of a bastion, which may be disputed inch by inch after the defenses are dismantled. It usually consists of two faces which make a reentering ang
Retiring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Retire
Retiring (a.) Reserved; shy; not forward or obtrusive; as, retiring modesty; retiring manners.
Retiring (a.) Of or pertaining to retirement; causing retirement; suited to, or belonging to, retirement.
Retorted (imp. & p. p.) of Retort
Retorter (n.) One who retorts.
Retraict (n.) Retreat.
Retraxit (n.) The withdrawing, or open renunciation, of a suit in court by the plaintiff, by which he forever lost his right of action.
Retrench (v. t.) To cut off; to pare away.
Retrench (v. t.) To lessen; to abridge; to curtail; as, to retrench superfluities or expenses.
Retrench (v. t.) To confine; to limit; to restrict.
Retrench (v. t.) To furnish with a retrenchment; as, to retrench bastions.
Retrench (v. i.) To cause or suffer retrenchment; specifically, to cut down living expenses; as, it is more reputable to retrench than to live embarrassed.
Retrieve (v. t.) To find again; to recover; to regain; to restore from loss or injury; as, to retrieve one's character; to retrieve independence.
Retrieve (v. t.) To recall; to bring back.
Retrieve (v. t.) To remedy the evil consequence of, to repair, as a loss or damadge.
Retrieve (v. i.) To discover and bring in game that has been killed or wounded; as, a dog naturally inc
Retrieve (n.) A seeking again; a discovery.
Retrieve (n.) The recovery of game once sprung; -- an old sporting term.
Retroact (v. i.) To act backward, or in return; to act in opposition; to be retrospective.
Retrorse (a.) Bent backward or downward.
Retruded (imp. & p. p.) of Retrude
Returned (imp. & p. p.) of Return
Returner (n.) One who returns.
Revealed (imp. & p. p.) of Reveal
Revealer (n.) One who, or that which, reveals.
Reveille (n.) The beat of drum, or bugle blast, about break of day, to give notice that it is time for the soldiers to rise, and for the sentinels to forbear challenging.
Revelled () of Revel
Reveling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Revel
Revelate (v. t.) To reveal.
Revelous (a.) Fond of festivity; given to merrymaking or reveling.
Revenged (imp. & p. p.) of Revenge
Revenger (n.) One who revenges.
Revering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Revere
Reverend (a.) Worthy of reverence; entitled to respect mingled with fear and affection; venerable.
Reverent (a.) Disposed to revere; impressed with reverence; submissive; humble; respectful; as, reverent disciples.
Reverent (a.) Expressing reverence, veneration, devotion, or submission; as, reverent words; reverent behavior.
Reveries (pl. ) of Revery
Reversal (a.) Intended to reverse; implying reversal.
Reversal (n.) The act of reversing; the causing to move or face in an opposite direction, or to stand or lie in an inverted position; as, the reversal of a rotating wheel; the reversal of objects by a convex lens.
Reversal (n.) A change or overthrowing; as, the reversal of a judgment, which amounts to an official declaration that it is false; the reversal of an attainder, or of an outlawry, by which the sentence is rendered void.
Reversed (imp. & p. p.) of Reverse
Reversed (a.) Turned side for side, or end for end; changed to the contrary; specifically (Bot. & Zool.), sinistrorse or sinistral; as, a reversed, or sinistral, spiral or shell.
Reversed (a.) Annulled and the contrary substituted; as, a reversed judgment or decree.
Reverser (n.) One who reverses.
Reversis (n.) A certain game at cards.
Reverted (imp. & p. p.) of Revert
Reverted (a.) Turned back; reversed. Specifically: (Her.) Bent or curved twice, in opposite directions, or in the form of an S.
Reverter (n.) One who, or that which, reverts.
Reverter (n.) Reversion.
Revestry (n.) Same as Revestiary.
Revetted (imp. & p. p.) of Revet
Review/d (imp. & p. p.) of Review
Reviewal (n.) A review.
Reviewer (n.) One who reviews or reexamines; an inspector; one who examines publications critically, and publishes his opinion upon their merits; a professional critic of books.
Reviling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Revile
Reviling (n.) Reproach; abuse; vilification.
Reviling (a.) Uttering reproaches; containing reproaches.
Revising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Revise
Revision (n.) The act of revising; reexamination for correction; review; as, the revision of a book or writing, or of a proof sheet; a revision of statutes.
Revision (n.) That which is made by revising.
Revisory (a.) Having the power or purpose to revise; revising.
Reviving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Revive
Revivify (v. t.) To cause to revive.
Reviving (a. & n.) Returning or restoring to life or vigor; reanimating.
Revocate (v. t.) To recall; to call back.
Revoking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Revoke
Revolted (imp. & p. p.) of Revolt
Revolter (n.) One who revolts.
Revolute (a.) Rolled backward or downward.
Revolved (imp. & p. p.) of Revolve
Revolver (n.) One who, or that which, revolves; specifically, a firearm ( commonly a pistol) with several chambers or barrels so arranged as to revolve on an axis, and be discharged in succession by the same lock; a repeater.
Rewarded (imp. & p. p.) of Reward
Rewarder (n.) One who rewards.
Sea bank () The seashore.
Sea bank () A bank or mole to defend against the sea.
Sea bass () A large marine food fish (Serranus, / Centropristis, atrarius) which abounds on the Atlantic coast of the United States. It is dark bluish, with black bands, and more or less varied with small white spots and blotches. Called also, locally, blue bass, black sea bass, blackfish, bluefish, and black perch.
Sea bass () A California food fish (Cynoscion nobile); -- called also white sea bass, and sea salmon.
Seabeach (n.) A beach lying along the sea.
Sea bean () Same as Florida bean.
Sea bear () Any fur seal. See under Fur.
Sea bear () The white bear.
Seabeard (n.) A green seaweed (Cladophora rupestris) growing in dense tufts.
Sea bird () Any swimming bird frequenting the sea; a sea fowl.
Seaboard (n.) The seashore; seacoast.
Seaboard (a.) Bordering upon, or being near, the sea; seaside; seacoast; as, a seaboard town.
Seaboard (adv.) Toward the sea.
Sea-born (a.) Born of the sea; produced by the sea.
Sea-born (a.) Born at sea.
Seabound (a.) Bounded by the sea.
Sea calf () The common seal.
Sea card () Mariner's card, or compass.
Sea clam () Any one of the large bivalve mollusks found on the open seacoast, especially those of the family Mactridae, as the common American species. (Mactra, / Spisula, solidissima); -- called also beach clam, and surf clam.
Sea coal () Coal brought by sea; -- a name by which mineral coal was formerly designated in the south of England, in distinction from charcoal, which was brought by land.
Seacoast (n.) The shore or border of the land adjacent to the sea or ocean. Also used adjectively.
Sea cock () In a steamship, a cock or valve close to the vessel's side, for closing a pipe which communicates with the sea.
Sea cock () The black-bellied plover.
Sea cock () A gurnard, as the European red gurnard (Trigla pini).
Sea coot () A scoter duck.
Sea corn () A yellow cylindrical mass of egg capsule of certain species of whelks (Buccinum), which resembles an ear of maize.
Sea crow () The chough.
Sea crow () The cormorant.
Sea crow () The blackheaded pewit, and other gulls.
Sea crow () The skua.
Sea crow () The razorbill.
Sea crow () The coot.
Sea dace () The European sea perch.
Sea dove () The little auk, or rotche. See Illust. of Rotche.
Sea duck () Any one of numerous species of ducks which frequent the seacoasts and feed mainly on fishes and mollusks. The scoters, eiders, old squaw, and ruddy duck are examples. They may be distinguished by the lobate hind toe.
Seafarer (n.) One who follows the sea as a business; a mariner; a sailor.
Sea fern () Any gorgonian which branches like a fern.
Sea foam () Foam of sea water.
Sea foam () Meerschaum; -- called also sea froth.
Sea fowl () Any bird which habitually frequents the sea, as an auk, gannet, gull, tern, or petrel; also, all such birds, collectively.
Sea-gate (n.) Alt. of Sea-gait
Sea-gait (n.) A long, rolling swell of the sea.
Seagoing (a.) Going upon the sea; especially, sailing upon the deep sea; -- used in distinction from coasting or river, as applied to vessels.
Sea gown () A gown or frock with short sleeves, formerly worn by mariners.
Sea gull () Any gull living on the seacoast.
Sea hare () Any tectibranchiate mollusk of the genus Aplysia. See Aplysia.
Sea hawk () A jager gull.
Sea holm () A small uninhabited island.
Sea holm () Sea holly.
Sea kale () See under Kale.
Sea king () One of the leaders among the Norsemen who passed their lives in roving the seas in search of plunder and adventures; a Norse pirate chief. See the Note under Viking.
Sea lark () The rock pipit (Anthus obscurus).
Sea lark () Any one of several small sandpipers and plovers, as the ringed plover, the turnstone, the dunlin, and the sanderling.
Sea legs () Legs able to maintain their possessor upright in stormy weather at sea, that is, ability stand or walk steadily on deck when a vessel is rolling or pitching in a rough sea.
Sea lily () A crinoid.
Sea lion () Any one of several large species of seals of the family Otariidae native of the Pacific Ocean, especially the southern sea lion (Otaria jubata) of the South American coast; the northern sea lion (Eumetopias Stelleri) found from California to Japan; and the black, or California, sea lion (Zalophus Californianus), which is common on the rocks near San Francisco.
Sea-maid (n.) The mermaid.
Sea-maid (n.) A sea nymph.
Sea-mail (n.) A gull; the mew.
Sea-mell (n.) The sea mew.
Sea mile () A geographical mile. See Mile.
Seamless (a.) Without a seam.
Sea monk () See Monk seal, under Monk.
Sea moss () Any branched marine bryozoan resembling moss.
Seamster (n.) One who sews well, or whose occupation is to sew.
Sea ooze () Same as Sea mud.
Sea pass () A document carried by neutral merchant vessels in time of war, to show their nationality; a sea letter or passport. See Passport.
Sea pear () A pedunculated ascidian of the genus Boltonia.
Seapiece (n.) A picture representing a scene at sea; a marine picture.
Sea piet () See 1st Sea pie.
Sea pike () The garfish.
Sea pike () A large serranoid food fish (Centropomus undecimalis) found on both coasts of America; -- called also robalo.
Sea pike () The merluce.
Sea pink () See Thrift.
Sea pool () A pool of salt water.
Sea pork () An American compound ascidian (Amoraecium stellatum) which forms large whitish masses resembling salt pork.
Sea pyot () See 1st Sea pie.
Seaquake (n.) A quaking of the sea.
Searched (imp. & p. p.) of Search
Searcher (n.) One who, or that which, searhes or examines; a seeker; an inquirer; an examiner; a trier.
Searcher (n.) Formerly, an officer in London appointed to examine the bodies of the dead, and report the cause of death.
Searcher (n.) An officer of the customs whose business it is to search ships, merchandise, luggage, etc.
Searcher (n.) An inspector of leather.
Searcher (n.) An instrument for examining the bore of a cannon, to detect cavities.
Searcher (n.) An implement for sampling butter; a butter trier.
Searcher (n.) An instrument for feeling after calculi in the bladder, etc.
Sea reed () The sea-sand reed. See under Reed.
Sea risk () Risk of injury, destruction, or loss by the sea, or while at sea.
Sea room () Room or space at sea for a vessel to maneuver, drive, or scud, without peril of running ashore or aground.
Sea salt () Common salt, obtained from sea water by evaporation.
Seascape (n.) A picture representing a scene at sea.
Seashell (n.) The shell of any marine mollusk.
Seashore (n.) The coast of the sea; the land that lies adjacent to the sea or ocean.
Seashore (n.) All the ground between the ordinary highwater and low-water marks.
Sea slug () A holothurian.
Sea slug () A nudibranch mollusk.
Seasoned (imp. & p. p.) of Season
Seasonal (a.) Of or pertaining to the seasons.
Seasoner (n.) One who, or that which, seasons, or gives a relish; a seasoning.
Sea star () A starfish, or brittle star.
Sea tang () A kind of seaweed; tang; tangle.
Sea term () A term used specifically by seamen; a nautical word or phrase.
Seatless (a.) Having no seat.
Sea toad () A sculpin.
Sea toad () A toadfish.
Sea toad () The angler.
Sea turn () A breeze, gale, or mist from the sea.
Sea wall () A wall, or embankment, to resist encroachments of the sea.
Sea whip () A gorgonian having a simple stem.
Seawives (pl. ) of Seawife
Sea wing () A wing shell (Avicula).
Sea wolf () The wolf fish.
Sea wolf () The European sea perch.
Sea wolf () The sea elephant.
Sea wolf () A sea lion.
Sebesten (n.) The mucilaginous drupaceous fruit of two East Indian trees (Cordia Myxa, and C. latifolia), sometimes used medicinally in pectoral diseases.
Seceding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Secede
Secerned (imp. & p. p.) of Secern
Secluded (imp. & p. p.) of Seclude
Seconded (imp. & p. p.) of Second
Seconder (n.) One who seconds or supports what another attempts, affirms, moves, or proposes; as, the seconder of an enterprise or of a motion.
Secondly (adv.) In the second place.
Secreted (imp. & p. p.) of Secrete
Secretly (adv.) In a secret manner.
Sectator (n.) A follower; a disciple; an adherent to a sect.
Sectoral (a.) Of or pertaining to a sector; as, a sectoral circle.
Securing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Secure
Securely (adv.) In a secure manner; without fear or apprehension; without danger; safely.
Security (n.) The condition or quality of being secure; secureness.
Security (n.) Freedom from apprehension, anxiety, or care; confidence of power of safety; hence, assurance; certainty.
Security (n.) Hence, carelessness; negligence; heedlessness.
Security (n.) Freedom from risk; safety.
Security (n.) That which secures or makes safe; protection; guard; defense.
Security (n.) Something given, deposited, or pledged, to make certain the fulfillment of an obligation, the performance of a contract, the payment of a debt, or the like; surety; pledge.
Security (n.) One who becomes surety for another, or engages himself for the performance of another's obligation.
Security (n.) An evidence of debt or of property, as a bond, a certificate of stock, etc.; as, government securities.
Sedation (n.) The act of calming, or the state of being calm.
Sedative (a.) Tending to calm, moderate, or tranquilize
Sedative (a.) allaying irritability and irritation; assuaging pain.
Sedative (n.) A remedy which allays irritability and irritation, and irritative activity or pain.
Sederunt (n.) A sitting, as of a court or other body.
Sediment (n.) The matter which subsides to the bottom, frrom water or any other liquid; settlings; lees; dregs.
Sediment (n.) The material of which sedimentary rocks are formed.
Sedition (n.) The raising of commotion in a state, not amounting to insurrection; conduct tending to treason, but without an overt act; excitement of discontent against the government, or of resistance to lawful authority.
Sedition (n.) Dissension; division; schism.
Seducing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Seduce
Seducing (a.) Seductive.
Sedulity (n.) The quality or state of being sedulous; diligent and assiduous application; constant attention; unremitting industry; sedulousness.
Sedulous (a.) Diligent in application or pursuit; constant, steady, and persevering in business, or in endeavors to effect an object; steadily industrious; assiduous; as, the sedulous bee.
Seedcake (n.) A sweet cake or cooky containing aromatic seeds, as caraway.
Seed-lac (n.) A species of lac. See the Note under Lac.
Seedless (a.) Without seed or seeds.
Seedling (n.) A plant reared from the seed, as distinguished from one propagated by layers, buds, or the like.
Seedness (n.) Seedtime.
Seedsmen (pl. ) of Seedsman
Seedsman (n.) A sower; one who sows or scatters seed.
Seedsman (n.) A person who deals in seeds.
Seedtime (n.) The season proper for sowing.
Seemless (a.) Unseemly.
Seemlily (adv.) In a seemly manner.
Seerfish (n.) A scombroid food fish of Madeira (Cybium Commersonii).
Seerhand (n.) A kind of muslin of a texture between nainsook and mull.
Seership (n.) The office or quality of a seer.
Seerwood (n.) Dry wood.
Seesawad (imp. & p. p.) of Seesaw
Seething (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Seethe
Seidlitz (a.) Of or pertaining to Seidlitz, a village in Bohemia.
Seignior (n.) A lord; the lord of a manor.
Seignior (n.) A title of honor or of address in the South of Europe, corresponding to Sir or Mr. in English.
Seirfish (n.) Same as Seerfish.
Seizable (a.) That may be seized.
Selachii (n. pl.) An order of elasmobranchs including the sharks and rays; the Plagiostomi. Called also Selacha, Selache, and Selachoidei.
Selcouth (n.) Rarely known; unusual; strange.
Seldseen (a.) Seldom seen.
Selected (imp. & p. p.) of Select
Selector (n.) One who selects.
Selenate (n.) A salt of selenic acid; -- formerly called also seleniate.
Selenide (n.) A binary compound of selenium, or a compound regarded as binary; as, ethyl selenide.
Selenio- () A combining form (also used adjectively) denoting the presence of selenium or its compounds; as, selenio-phosphate, a phosphate having selenium in place of all, or a part, of the oxygen.
Selenite (n.) A salt of selenious acid.
Selenite (n.) A variety of gypsum, occuring in transparent crystals or crystal
Selenium (n.) A nonmetallic element of the sulphur group, and analogous to sulphur in its compounds. It is found in small quantities with sulphur and some sulphur ores, and obtained in the free state as a dark reddish powder or crystal
Selfhood (n.) Existence as a separate self, or independent person; conscious personality; individuality.
Selfless (a.) Having no regard to self; unselfish.
Selfness (n.) Selfishness.
Self-one (a.) Secret.
Selfsame (a.) Precisely the same; the very same; identical.
Selvedge (n.) The edge of cloth which is woven in such a manner as to prevent raveling.
Selvedge (n.) The edge plate of a lock, through which the bolt passes.
Selvedge (n.) A layer of clay or decomposed rock along the wall of a vein. See Gouge, n., 4.
Selvaged (a.) Alt. of Selvedged
Selvagee (n.) A skein or hank of rope yarns wound round with yarns or mar
Semblant (a.) Like; resembling.
Semblant (a.) Seeming, rather than real; apparent.
Semblant (n.) Show; appearance; figure; semblance.
Semblant (n.) The face.
Sembling (n.) The practice of attracting the males of Lepidoptera or other insects by exposing the female confined in a cage.
Semiotic (a.) Relating to signs or indications; pertaining to the language of signs, or to language generally as indicating thought.
Semiotic (a.) Of or pertaining to the signs or symptoms of diseases.
Semester (n.) A period of six months; especially, a term in a college or uneversity which divides the year into two terms.
Semiacid (a.) Slightly acid; subacid.
Semiaxis (n.) One half of the axis of an /llipse or other figure.
Semibull (n.) A bull issued by a pope in the period between his election and coronation.
Semicope (n.) A short cope, or an inferier kind of cope.
Semidome (n.) A roof or ceiling covering a semicircular room or recess, or one of nearly that shape, as the apse of a church, a niche, or the like. It is approximately the quarter of a hollow sphere.
Semiform (n.) A half form; an imperfect form.
Semilens (n.) The half of a lens divided along a plane passing through its axis.
Semilune (n.) The half of a lune.
Semimute (n.) A semimute person.
Seminary (n.) A piece of ground where seed is sown for producing plants for transplantation; a nursery; a seed plat.
Seminary (n.) Hence, the place or original stock whence anything is brought or produced.
Seminary (n.) A place of education, as a scool of a high grade, an academy, college, or university.
Seminary (n.) Seminal state.
Seminary (n.) Fig.: A seed bed; a source.
Seminary (n.) A Roman Catholic priest educated in a foreign seminary; a seminarist.
Seminary (a.) Belonging to seed; seminal.
Seminate (v. t.) To sow; to spread; to propagate.
Seminist (n.) A believer in the old theory that the newly created being is formed by the admixture of the seed of the male with the supposed seed of the female.
Seminose (n.) A carbohydrate of the glucose group found in the thickened endosperm of certain seeds, and extracted as yellow sirup having a sweetish-bitter taste.
Seminude (a.) Partially nude; half naked.
Semiopal (n.) A variety of opal not possessing opalescence.
Semiotic (a.) Same as Semeiotic.
Semioval (a.) Half oval.
Semiring (n.) One of the incomplete rings of the upper part of the bronchial tubes of most birds. The semerings form an essential part of the syrinx, or musical organ, of singing birds.
Semisoun (n.) A half sound; a low tone.
Semitism (n.) A Semitic idiom; a word of Semitic origin.
Semitone (n.) Half a tone; -- the name commonly applied to the smaller intervals of the diatonic scale.
Semolina (n.) The fine, hard parts of wheat, rounded by the attrition of the millstones, -- used in cookery.
Semolino (n.) Same as Semolina.
Sempster (n.) A seamster.
Semuncia (n.) A Roman coin equivalent to one twenty-fourth part of a Roman pound.
Sengreen (n.) The houseleek.
Senility (n.) The quality or state of being senile; old age.
Sennachy (n.) See Seannachie.
Sennight (n.) The space of seven nights and days; a week.
Senonian (a.) In european geology, a name given to the middle division of the Upper Cretaceous formation.
Se?orita (n.) A Spanish title of courtesy given to a young lady; Miss; also, a young lady.
Sensated (imp. & p. p.) of Sensate
Sensated (a.) Felt or apprehended through a sense, or the senses.
Senseful (a.) Full of sense, meaning, or reason; reasonable; judicious.
Sensible (a.) Capable of being perceived by the senses; apprehensible through the bodily organs; hence, also, perceptible to the mind; making an impression upon the sense, reason, or understanding; ////// heat; sensible resistance.
Sensible (a.) Having the capacity of receiving impressions from external objects; capable of perceiving by the instrumentality of the proper organs; liable to be affected physsically or mentally; impressible.
Sensible (a.) Hence: Liable to impression from without; easily affected; having nice perception or acute feeling; sensitive; also, readily moved or affected by natural agents; delicate; as, a sensible thermometer.
Sensible (a.) Perceiving or having perception, either by the senses or the mind; cognizant; perceiving so clearly as to be convinced; satisfied; persuaded.
Sensible (a.) Having moral perception; capable of being affected by moral good or evil.
Sensible (a.) Possessing or containing sense or reason; giftedwith, or characterized by, good or common sense; intelligent; wise.
Sensible (n.) Sensation; sensibility.
Sensible (n.) That which impresses itself on the sense; anything perceptible.
Sensible (n.) That which has sensibility; a sensitive being.
Sensibly (adv.) In a sensible manner; so as to be perceptible to the senses or to the mind; appreciably; with perception; susceptibly; sensitively.
Sensibly (adv.) With intelligence or good sense; judiciously.
Sensific (a.) Exciting sensation.
Sensoria (pl. ) of Sensorium
Sensuism (n.) Sensualism.
Sensuous (a.) Of or pertaining to the senses, or sensible objects; addressing the senses; suggesting pictures or images of sense.
Sensuous (a.) Highly susceptible to influence through the senses.
Sentence (n.) Sense; meaning; significance.
Sentence (n.) An opinion; a decision; a determination; a judgment, especially one of an unfavorable nature.
Sentence (n.) A philosophical or theological opinion; a dogma; as, Summary of the Sentences; Book of the Sentences.
Sentence (n.) In civil and admiralty law, the judgment of a court pronounced in a cause; in criminal and ecclesiastical courts, a judgment passed on a criminal by a court or judge; condemnation pronounced by a judgical tribunal; doom. In common law, the term is exclusively used to denote the judgment in criminal cases.
Sentence (n.) A short saying, usually containing moral instruction; a maxim; an axiom; a saw.
Sentence (n.) A combination of words which is complete as expressing a thought, and in writing is marked at the close by a period, or full point. See Proposition, 4.
Sentence (v. t.) To pass or pronounce judgment upon; to doom; to condemn to punishment; to prescribe the punishment of.
Sentence (v. t.) To decree or announce as a sentence.
Sentence (v. t.) To utter sententiously.
Sentient (a.) Having a faculty, or faculties, of sensation and perception. Specif. (Physiol.), especially sensitive; as, the sentient extremities of nerves, which terminate in the various organs or tissues.
Sentient (n.) One who has the faculty of perception; a sentient being.
Sentinel (n.) One who watches or guards; specifically (Mil.), a soldier set to guard an army, camp, or other place, from surprise, to observe the approach of danger, and give notice of it; a sentry.
Sentinel (n.) Watch; guard.
Sentinel (n.) A marine crab (Podophthalmus vigil) native of the Indian Ocean, remarkable for the great length of its eyestalks; -- called also sentinel crab.
Sentinel (v. t.) To watch over like a sentinel.
Sentinel (v. t.) To furnish with a sentinel; to place under the guard of a sentinel or sentinels.
Sentires (pl. ) of Sentry
Sepalody (n.) The metamorphosis of other floral organs into sepals or sepaloid bodies.
Sepaloid (a.) Like a sepal, or a division of a calyx.
Sepalous (a.) Having, or relating to, sepals; -- used mostly in composition. See under Sepal.
Separate (v. t.) To disunite; to divide; to disconnect; to sever; to part in any manner.
Separate (v. t.) To come between; to keep apart by occupying the space between; to lie between; as, the Mediterranean Sea separates Europe and Africa.
Separate (v. t.) To set apart; to select from among others, as for a special use or service.
Separate (v. i.) To part; to become disunited; to be disconnected; to withdraw from one another; as, the family separated.
Separate (p. a.) Divided from another or others; disjoined; disconnected; separated; -- said of things once connected.
Separate (p. a.) Unconnected; not united or associated; distinct; -- said of things that have not been connected.
Separate (p. a.) Disunited from the body; disembodied; as, a separate spirit; the separate state of souls.
Sepiment (n.) Something that separates; a hedge; a fence.
Septaria (pl. ) of Septarium
Septette (n.) A set of seven persons or objects; as, a septet of singers.
Septette (n.) A musical composition for seven instruments or seven voices; -- called also septuor.
Septfoil (n.) A European herb, the tormentil. See Tormentil.
Septfoil (n.) An ornamental foliation having seven lobes. Cf. Cinquefoil, Quarterfoil, and Trefoil.
Septfoil (n.) A typical figure, consisting of seven equal segments of a circle, used to denote the gifts of the Holy Chost, the seven sacraments as recognized by the Roman Catholic Church, etc.
Septical (a.) Having power to promote putrefaction.
Septuary (n.) Something composed of seven; a week.
Septulum (n.) A little septum; a division between small cavities or parts.
Septuple (a.) Seven times as much; multiplied by seven; sevenfold.
Septuple (v. t.) To multiply by seven; to make sevenfold.
Sequelae (pl. ) of Sequela
Sequence (n.) The state of being sequent; succession; order of following; arrangement.
Sequence (n.) That which follows or succeeds as an effect; sequel; consequence; result.
Sequence (n.) Simple succession, or the coming after in time, without asserting or implying causative energy; as, the reactions of chemical agents may be conceived as merely invariable sequences.
Sequence (n.) Any succession of chords (or harmonic phrase) rising or falling by the regular diatonic degrees in the same scale; a succession of similar harmonic steps.
Sequence (n.) A melodic phrase or passage successively repeated one tone higher; a rosalia.
Sequence (n.) A hymn introduced in the Mass on certain festival days, and recited or sung immediately before the gospel, and after the gradual or introit, whence the name.
Sequence (n.) Three or more cards of the same suit in immediately consecutive order of value; as, ace, king, and queen; or knave, ten, nine, and eight.
Sequence (n.) All five cards, of a hand, in consecutive order as to value, but not necessarily of the same suit; when of one suit, it is called a sequence flush.
Seraglio (n.) An inclosure; a place of separation.
Seraglio (n.) The palace of the Grand Seignior, or Turkish sultan, at Constantinople, inhabited by the sultan himself, and all the officers and dependents of his court. In it are also kept the females of the harem.
Seraglio (n.) A harem; a place for keeping wives or concubines; sometimes, loosely, a place of licentious pleasure; a house of debauchery.
Seraphim (pl. ) of Seraph
Seraphic (a.) Alt. of Seraphical
Seraphim (n.) The Hebrew plural of Seraph. Cf. Cherubim.
Serenade (n.) Music sung or performed in the open air at nights; -- usually applied to musical entertainments given in the open air at night, especially by gentlemen, in a spirit of gallantry, under the windows of ladies.
Serenade (n.) A piece of music suitable to be performed at such times.
Serenade (v. t.) To entertain with a serenade.
Serenade (v. i.) To perform a serenade.
Serenata (n.) Alt. of Serenate
Serenate (n.) A piece of vocal music, especially one on an amoreus subject; a serenade.
Serenely (adv.) In a serene manner; clearly.
Serenely (adv.) With unruffled temper; coolly; calmly.
Serenity (n.) The quality or state of being serene; clearness and calmness; quietness; stillness; peace.
Serenity (n.) Calmness of mind; eveness of temper; undisturbed state; coolness; composure.
Serfhood (n.) Alt. of Serfism
Sergeant (n.) Formerly, in England, an officer nearly answering to the more modern bailiff of the hundred; also, an officer whose duty was to attend on the king, and on the lord high steward in court, to arrest traitors and other offenders. He is now called sergeant-at-arms, and two of these officers, by allowance of the sovereign, attend on the houses of Parliament (one for each house) to execute their commands, and another attends the Court Chancery.
Sergeant (n.) In a company, battery, or troop, a noncommissioned officer next in rank above a corporal, whose duty is to instruct recruits in discip
Sergeant (n.) A lawyer of the highest rank, answering to the doctor of the civil law; -- called also serjeant at law.
Sergeant (n.) A title sometimes given to the servants of the sovereign; as, sergeant surgeon, that is, a servant, or attendant, surgeon.
Sergeant (n.) The cobia.
Serially (adv.) In a series, or regular order; in a serial manner; as, arranged serially; published serially.
Seriatim (adv.) In regular order; one after the other; severally.
Sericite (n.) A kind of muscovite occuring in silky scales having a fibrous structure. It is characteristic of sericite schist.
Serjeant () Alt. of Serjeantcy
Sermoner (n.) A preacher; a sermonizer.
Sermonet (n.) A short sermon.
Sermonic (a.) Alt. of Sermonical
Serosity (n.) The quality or state of being serous.
Serosity (n.) A thin watery animal fluid, as synovial fluid and pericardial fluid.
Serotine (n.) The European long-eared bat (Vesperugo serotinus).
Serpette (n.) A pruning knife with a curved blade.
Serpolet (n.) Wild thyme.
Serpulae (pl. ) of Serpula
Serpulas (pl. ) of Serpula
Serrated (a.) Notched on the edge, like a saw.
Serrated (a.) Beset with teeth pointing forwards or upwards; as, serrate leaves.
Serrator (n.) The ivory gull (Larus eburneus).
Serrying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Serry
Servable (a.) Capable of being served.
Servable (a.) Capable of being preserved.
Servient (a.) Subordinate.
Servifor (n.) One who serves; a servant; an attendant; one who acts under another; a follower or adherent.
Servifor (n.) An undergraduate, partly supported by the college funds, whose duty it formerly was to wait at table. A servitor corresponded to a sizar in Cambridge and Dublin universities.
Sesamoid (a.) Resembling in shape the seeds of sesame.
Sesamoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the sesamoid bones or cartilages; sesamoidal.
Sesamoid (n.) A sesamoid bone or cartilage.
Sesspool (n.) Same as Cesspool.
Sesterce (n.) A Roman coin or denomination of money, in value the fourth part of a denarius, and originally containing two asses and a half, afterward four asses, -- equal to about two pence sterling, or four cents.
Sestetto (n.) A sestet.
Setewale (n.) See Cetewale.
Set-fair (n.) In plastering, a particularly good troweled surface.
Setiform (a.) Having the form or structure of setae.
Setireme (n.) A swimming leg (of an insect) having a fringe of hairs on the margin.
Settling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Settle
Settling (n.) The act of one who, or that which, settles; the act of establishing one's self, of colonizing, subsiding, adjusting, etc.
Settling (n.) That which settles at the bottom of a liquid; lees; dregs; sediment.
Setulose (a.) Having small bristles or setae.
Seven-up (n.) The game of cards called also all fours, and old sledge.
Severing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sever
Severity (n.) The quality or state of being severe.
Severity (n.) Gravity or austerity; extreme strictness; rigor; harshness; as, the severity of a reprimand or a reproof; severity of discip
Severity (n.) The quality or power of distressing or paining; extreme degree; extremity; intensity; inclemency; as, the severity of pain or anguish; the severity of cold or heat; the severity of the winter.
Severity (n.) Harshness; cruel treatment; sharpness of punishment; as, severity practiced on prisoners of war.
Severity (n.) Exactness; rigorousness; strictness; as, the severity of a test.
Sewellel (n.) A peculiar gregarious burrowing rodent (Haplodon rufus), native of the coast region of the Northwestern United States. It somewhat resembles a muskrat or marmot, but has only a rudimentary tail. Its head is broad, its eyes are small and its fur is brownish above, gray beneath. It constitutes the family Haplodontidae. Called also boomer, showt'l, and mountain beaver.
Sewerage (n.) The construction of a sewer or sewers.
Sewerage (n.) The system of sewers in a city, town, etc.; the general drainage of a city or town by means of sewers.
Sewerage (n.) The material collected in, and discharged by, sewers.
Sexangle (n.) A hexagon.
Sexenary (a.) Proceeding by sixes; sextuple; -- applied especially to a system of arithmetical computation in which the base is six.
Sextetto (n.) See Sestet.
Sextolet (n.) A double triplet; a group of six equal notes played in the time of four.
Sextonry (n.) Sextonship.
Sextuple (a.) Six times as much; sixfold.
Sextuple (a.) Divisible by six; having six beats; as, sixtuple measure.
Sexually (adv.) In a sexual manner or relation.
Teaberry (n.) The checkerberry.
Teaching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Teach
Teaching (n.) The act or business of instructing; also, that which is taught; instruction.
Teamster (n.) One who drives a team.
Teamwork (n.) Work done by a team, as distinguished from that done by personal labor.
Tearless (a.) Shedding no tears; free from tears; unfeeling.
Teaseled (imp. & p. p.) of Teasel
Teaseler (n.) One who uses teasels for raising a nap on cloth.
Teaspoon (n.) A small spoon used in stirring and sipping tea, coffee, etc., and for other purposes.
Technics (n.) The doctrine of arts in general; such branches of learning as respect the arts.
Technism (n.) Technicality.
Tectonic (a.) Of or pertaining to building or construction; architectural.
Teddered (imp. & p. p.) of Tedder
Tee iron () See T iron, under T.
Teelseed (n.) The seed of sesame.
Teemless (a.) Not fruitful or prolific; barren; as, a teemless earth.
Teetered (imp. & p. p.) of Teeter
Teething (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Teeth
Teething (n.) The process of the first growth of teeth, or the phenomena attending their issue through the gums; dentition.
Teetotal (a.) Entire; total.
Teetotum (n.) A child's toy, somewhat resembling a top, and twirled by the fingers.
Tegmenta (pl. ) of Tegmentum
Teguexin (n.) A large South American lizard (Tejus teguexin). It becomes three or four feet long, and is blackish above, marked with yellowish spots of various sizes. It feeds upon fruits, insects, reptiles, young birds, and birds' eggs. The closely allied species Tejus rufescens is called red teguexin.
Tegument (n.) A cover or covering; an integument.
Tegument (n.) Especially, the covering of a living body, or of some part or organ of such a body; skin; hide.
Teinland (n.) Land granted by the crown to a thane or lord.
Teinture (n.) Color; tinge; tincture.
Telegram (n.) A message sent by telegraph; a telegraphic dispatch.
Telestic (a.) Tending or relating to a purpose or an end.
Tellable (a.) Capable of being told.
Telltale (a.) Telling tales; babbling.
Telltale (n.) One who officiously communicates information of the private concerns of others; one who tells that which prudence should suppress.
Telltale (n.) A movable piece of ivory, lead, or other material, connected with the bellows of an organ, that gives notice, by its position, when the wind is exhausted.
Telltale (n.) A mechanical attachment to the steering wheel, which, in the absence of a tiller, shows the position of the helm.
Telltale (n.) A compass in the cabin of a vessel, usually placed where the captain can see it at all hours, and thus inform himself of the vessel's course.
Telltale (n.) A machine or contrivance for indicating or recording something, particularly for keeping a check upon employees, as factory hands, watchmen, drivers, check takers, and the like, by revealing to their employers what they have done or omitted.
Telltale (n.) The tattler. See Tattler.
Tellural (a.) Of or pertaining to the earth.
Telluret (n.) A telluride.
Telluric (a.) Of or pertaining to the earth; proceeding from the earth.
Telluric (a.) Of or pertaining to tellurium; derived from, or resembling, tellurium; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a higher valence as contrasted with tellurous compounds; as, telluric acid, which is analogous to sulphuric acid.
Teloogoo (n.) See Telugu.
Telotype (n.) An electric telegraph which prints the messages in letters and not in signs.
Temerity (n.) Unreasonable contempt of danger; extreme venturesomeness; rashness; as, the temerity of a commander in war.
Temerous (a.) Temerarious.
Tempered (imp. & p. p.) of Temper
Tempered (a.) Brought to a proper temper; as, tempered steel; having (such) a temper; -- chiefly used in composition; as, a good-tempered or bad-tempered man; a well-tempered sword.
Temperer (n.) One who, or that which, tempers; specifically, a machine in which lime, cement, stone, etc., are mixed with water.
Template (n.) Same as Templet.
Temporal (a.) Of or pertaining to the temple or temples; as, the temporal bone; a temporal artery.
Temporal (n.) Of or pertaining to time, that is, to the present life, or this world; secular, as distinguished from sacred or eternal.
Temporal (n.) Civil or political, as distinguished from ecclesiastical; as, temporal power; temporal courts.
Temporal (n.) Anything temporal or secular; a temporality; -- used chiefly in the plural.
Temporo- () A combining form used in anatomy to indicate connection with, or relation to, the temple, or temporal bone; as, temporofacial.
Tempting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tempt
Tempting (a.) Adapted to entice or allure; attractive; alluring; seductive; enticing; as, tempting pleasures.
Temulent (a.) Intoxicated; drunken.
Tenacity (n.) The quality or state of being tenacious; as, tenacity, or retentiveness, of memory; tenacity, or persistency, of purpose.
Tenacity (n.) That quality of bodies which keeps them from parting without considerable force; cohesiveness; the effect of attraction; -- as distinguished from brittleness, fragility, mobility, etc.
Tenacity (n.) That quality of bodies which makes them adhere to other bodies; adhesiveness; viscosity.
Tenacity (n.) The greatest longitudinal stress a substance can bear without tearing asunder, -- usually expressed with reference to a unit area of the cross section of the substance, as the number of pounds per square inch, or kilograms per square centimeter, necessary to produce rupture.
Tenacula (pl. ) of Tenaculum
Tenaille (n.) An outwork in the main ditch, in front of the curtain, between two bastions. See Illust. of Ravelin.
Tenacies (pl. ) of Tenancy
Tenanted (imp. & p. p.) of Tenant
Tenantry (n.) The body of tenants; as, the tenantry of a manor or a kingdom.
Tenantry (n.) Tenancy.
Tendance (n.) The act of attending or waiting; attendance.
Tendance (n.) Persons in attendance; attendants.
Tendence (n.) Tendency.
Tendency (n.) Direction or course toward any place, object, effect, or result; drift; causal or efficient influence to bring about an effect or result.
Tendered (imp. & p. p.) of Tender
Tenderly (adv.) In a tender manner; with tenderness; mildly; gently; softly; in a manner not to injure or give pain; with pity or affection; kindly.
Tendment (n.) Attendance; care.
Tenebrae (n.) The matins and lauds for the last three days of Holy Week, commemorat
Tenement (n.) That which is held of another by service; property which one holds of a lord or proprietor in consideration of some military or pecuniary service; fief; fee.
Tenement (n.) Any species of permanent property that may be held, so as to create a tenancy, as lands, houses, rents, commons, an office, an advowson, a franchise, a right of common, a peerage, and the like; -- called also free / frank tenements.
Tenement (n.) A dwelling house; a building for a habitation; also, an apartment, or suite of rooms, in a building, used by one family; often, a house erected to be rented.
Tenement (n.) Fig.: Dwelling; abode; habitation.
Tenerity (a.) Tenderness.
Tenesmic (a.) Of or pertaining to tenesmus; characterized by tenesmus.
Tenesmus (n.) An urgent and distressing sensation, as if a discharge from the intestines must take place, although none can be effected; -- always referred to the lower extremity of the rectum.
Tenonian (a.) Discovered or described by M. Tenon, a French anatomist.
Tenotome (n.) A slender knife for use in the operation of tenotomy.
Tenotomy (n.) The division of a tendon, or the act of dividing a tendon.
Tenpenny (a.) Valued or sold at ten pence; as, a tenpenny cake. See 2d Penny, n.
Tenpenny (a.) Denoting a size of nails. See 1st Penny.
Tensible (a.) Capable of being extended or drawn out; ductile; tensible.
Tensiled (a.) Made tensile.
Tentacle (n.) A more or less elongated process or organ, simple or branched, proceeding from the head or cephalic region of invertebrate animals, being either an organ of sense, prehension, or motion.
Tentered (imp. & p. p.) of Tenter
Tentfuls (pl. ) of Tentful
Tentifly (adv.) Attentively.
Tentwort (n.) A kind of small fern, the wall rue. See under Wall.
Tenuated (imp. & p. p.) of Tenuate
Tenuious (a.) Rare or subtile; tenuous; -- opposed to dense.
Teocalli (n.) Literally, God's house; a temple, usually of pyramidal form, such as were built by the aborigines of Mexico, Yucatan, etc.
Teosinte (n.) A large grass (Euchlaena luxurians) closely related to maize. It is native of Mexico and Central America, but is now cultivated for fodder in the Southern United States and in many warm countries. Called also Guatemala grass.
Tepefied (imp. & p. p.) of Tepefy
Tephrite (n.) An igneous rock consisting essentially of plagioclase and either leucite or nephelite, or both.
Tepidity (n.) The quality or state of being tepid; moderate warmth; lukewarmness; tepidness.
Teraphim (n. pl.) Images connected with the magical rites used by those Israelites who added corrupt practices to the patriarchal religion. Teraphim were consulted by the Israelites for oracular answers.
Teratoid (a.) Resembling a monster; abnormal; of a pathological growth, exceedingly complex or highly organized.
Teratoma (n.) A tumor, sometimes found in newborn children, which is made up of a heterigenous mixture of tissues, as of bone, cartilage and muscle.
Tercelet (n.) A male hawk or eagle; a tiercelet.
Terebate (n.) A salt of terebic acid.
Terebene (n.) A polymeric modification of terpene, obtained as a white crystal
Terebras (pl. ) of Terebra
Terebrae (pl. ) of Terebra
Teredine (n.) A borer; the teredo.
Teretial (a.) Rounded; as, the teretial tracts in the floor of the fourth ventricle of the brain of some fishes.
Teretous (a.) Terete.
Termites (pl. ) of Termes
Terminal (n.) Of or pertaining to the end or extremity; forming the extremity; as, a terminal edge.
Terminal (n.) Growing at the end of a branch or stem; terminating; as, a terminal bud, flower, or spike.
Terminal (n.) That which terminates or ends; termination; extremity.
Terminal (n.) Either of the ends of the conducting circuit of an electrical apparatus, as an inductorium, dynamo, or electric motor, usually provided with binding screws for the attachment of wires by which a current may be conveyed into or from the machine; a pole.
Terminer (n.) A determining; as, in oyer and terminer. See Oyer.
Terminus (n.) Literally, a boundary; a border; a limit.
Terminus (n.) The Roman divinity who presided over boundaries, whose statue was properly a short pillar terminating in the bust of a man, woman, satyr, or the like, but often merely a post or stone stuck in the ground on a boundary
Terminus (n.) Hence, any post or stone marking a boundary; a term. See Term, 8.
Terminus (n.) Either end of a railroad
Termites (pl. ) of Termite
Termless (a.) Having no term or end; unlimited; boundless; unending; as, termless time.
Termless (a.) Inexpressible; indescribable.
Terpinol (n.) Any oil substance having a hyacinthine odor, obtained by the action of acids on terpin, and regarded as a related hydrate.
Terraced (imp. & p. p.) of Terrace
Terrapin (n.) Any one of numerous species of tortoises living in fresh and brackish waters. Many of them are valued for food.
Terreity (n.) Quality of being earthy; earthiness.
Terreous (a.) Consisting of earth; earthy; as, terreous substances; terreous particles.
Terrible (a.) Adapted or likely to excite terror, awe, or dread; dreadful; formidable.
Terrible (a.) Excessive; extreme; severe.
Terrific (a.) Causing terror; adapted to excite great fear or dread; terrible; as, a terrific form; a terrific sight.
Tertiary (a.) Being of the third formation, order, or rank; third; as, a tertiary use of a word.
Tertiary (a.) Possessing some quality in the third degree; having been subjected to the substitution of three atoms or radicals; as, a tertiary alcohol, amine, or salt. Cf. Primary, and Secondary.
Tertiary (a.) Later than, or subsequent to, the Secondary.
Tertiary (a.) Growing on the innermost joint of a bird's wing; tertial; -- said of quills.
Tertiary (n.) A member of the Third Order in any monastic system; as, the Franciscan tertiaries; the Dominican tertiaries; the Carmelite tertiaries. See Third Order, under Third.
Tertiary (n.) The Tertiary era, period, or formation.
Tertiary (n.) One of the quill feathers which are borne upon the basal joint of the wing of a bird. See Illust. of Bird.
Tertiate (v. t.) To do or perform for the third time.
Tertiate (v. t.) To examine, as the thickness of the metal at the muzzle of a gun; or, in general, to examine the thickness of, as ordnance, in order to ascertain its strength.
Terutero (n.) The South American lapwing (Vanellus Cayennensis). Its wings are furnished with short spurs. Called also Cayenne lapwing.
Terzetto (n.) A composition in three voice parts; a vocal (rarely an instrumental) trio.
Tesselar (a.) Formed of tesserae, as a mosaic.
Tesserae (pl. ) of Tessera
Tesseral (a.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, tesserae.
Tesseral (a.) Isometric.
Tessular (a.) Tesseral.
Testable (a.) Capable of being tested or proved.
Testable (a.) Capable of being devised, or given by will.
Testacea (n. pl.) Invertebrate animals covered with shells, especially mollusks; shellfish.
Testamur (n.) A certificate of merit or proficiency; -- so called from the Latin words, Ita testamur, with which it commences.
Testator (n.) A man who makes and leaves a will, or testament, at death.
Testicle (n.) One of the essential male genital glands which secrete the semen.
Testiere (n.) A piece of plate armor for the head of a war horse; a tester.
Tetanize (v. t.) To throw, as a muscle, into a state of permanent contraction; to cause tetanus in. See Tetanus, n., 2.
Tetanoid (a.) Resembling tetanus.
Tethered (imp. & p. p.) of Tether
Tethydan (n.) A tunicate.
Tetracid (a.) Capable of neutralizing four molecules of a monobasic acid; having four hydrogen atoms capable of replacement ba acids or acid atoms; -- said of certain bases; thus, erythrine, C4H6(OH)4, is a tetracid alcohol.
Tetradic (a.) Of or pertaining to a tetrad; possessing or having the characteristics of a tetrad; as, a carbon is a tetradic element.
Tetradon (n.) See Tetrodon.
Tetragon (n.) A plane figure having four sides and angles; a quadrangle, as a square, a rhombus, etc.
Tetragon (n.) An aspect of two planets with regard to the earth when they are distant from each other ninety degrees, or the fourth of a circle.
Tetrapla (sing.) A Bible consisting of four different Greek versions arranged in four columns by Origen; hence, any version in four languages or four columns.
Tetrapod (n.) An insect characterized by having but four perfect legs, as certain of the butterflies.
Tetrarch (a.) A Roman governor of the fourth part of a province; hence, any subordinate or dependent prince; also, a petty king or sovereign.
Tetrarch (a.) Four.
Tetrazo- (a.) A combining form (also used adjectively), designating any one of a series of double derivatives of the azo and diazo compounds containing four atoms of nitrogen.
Tetrical (a.) Forward; perverse; harsh; sour; rugged.
Tetrinic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a complex ketonic acid, C5H6O3, obtained as a white crystal
Tetrodon (n.) Any one of numerous species of plectognath fishes belonging to Tetrodon and allied genera. Each jaw is furnished with two large, thick, beaklike, bony teeth.
Tetrolic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid, C3H3.CO2H, of the acetylene series, homologous with propiolic acid, obtained as a white crystal
Tettered (imp. & p. p.) of Tetter
Teutones (pl. ) of Teuton
Teutonic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Teutons, esp. the ancient Teutons; Germanic.
Teutonic (a.) Of or pertaining to any of the Teutonic languages, or the peoples who speak these languages.
Teutonic (n.) The language of the ancient Germans; the Teutonic languages, collectively.
Textrine (a.) Of or pertaining to weaving, textorial; as, the textrine art.
Textuary (a.) Contained in the text; textual.
Textuary (a.) Serving as a text; authoritative.
Textuary (n.) One who is well versed in the Scriptures; a textman.
Textuary (n.) One who adheres strictly or rigidly to the text.
Textuist (n.) A textualist; a textman.
Textural (a.) Of or pertaining to texture.
Textured (imp. & p. p.) of Texture
Vedantic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Vedas.
Vegetate (v. i.) To grow, as plants, by nutriment imbibed by means of roots and leaves; to start into growth; to sprout; to germinate.
Vegetate (v. i.) Fig.: To lead a live too low for an animate creature; to do nothing but eat and grow.
Vegetate (v. i.) To grow exuberantly; to produce fleshy or warty outgrowths; as, a vegetating papule.
Vegetive (a.) Having the nature of a plant; vegetable; as, vegetive life.
Vegetive (n.) A vegetable.
Vegetous (a.) Vigorous; lively; active; vegete.
Vehement (a.) Acting with great force; furious; violent; impetuous; forcible; mighty; as, vehement wind; a vehement torrent; a vehement fire or heat.
Vehement (a.) Very ardent; very eager or urgent; very fervent; passionate; as, a vehement affection or passion.
Vehicled (a.) Conveyed in a vehicle; furnished with a vehicle.
Veilless (a.) Having no veil.
Veinless (a.) Having no veins; as, a veinless leaf.
Velarium (n.) The marginal membrane of certain medusae belonging to the Discophora.
Velleity (n.) The lowest degree of desire; imperfect or incomplete volition.
Velocity (n.) Quickness of motion; swiftness; speed; celerity; rapidity; as, the velocity of wind; the velocity of a planet or comet in its orbit or course; the velocity of a cannon ball; the velocity of light.
Velocity (n.) Rate of motion; the relation of motion to time, measured by the number of units of space passed over by a moving body or point in a unit of time, usually the number of feet passed over in a second. See the Note under Speed.
Veltfare (n.) The fieldfare.
Velutina (n.) Any one of several species of marine gastropods belonging to Velutina and allied genera.
Velveret (n.) A kind of velvet having cotton back.
Venality (n.) The quality or state of being venal, or purchasable; mercenariness; prostitution of talents, offices, or services, for money or reward; as, the venality of a corrupt court; the venality of an official.
Venantes (n. pl.) The hunting spiders, which run after, or leap upon, their prey.
Venatica (n.) See Vinatico.
Venation (n.) The arrangement or system of veins, as in the wing of an insect, or in the leaves of a plant. See Illust. in Appendix.
Venation (n.) The act or art of hunting, or the state of being hunted.
Vendetta (n.) A blood feud; private revenge for the murder of a kinsman.
Vendible (a.) Capable of being vended, or sold; that may be sold; salable.
Vendible (n.) Something to be sold, or offered for sale.
Veneered (imp. & p. p.) of Veneer
Venefice (n.) The act or practice of poisoning.
Venemous (a.) Venomous.
Venenate (v. t.) To poison; to infect with poison.
Venenate (a.) Poisoned.
Venenose (a.) Poisonous.
Venerate (v. t.) To regard with reverential respect; to honor with mingled respect and awe; to reverence; to revere; as, we venerate parents and elders.
Venereal (a.) Of or pertaining to venery, or sexual love; relating to sexual intercourse.
Venereal (a.) Arising from sexual intercourse; as, a venereal disease; venereal virus or poison.
Venereal (a.) Adapted to the cure of venereal diseases; as, venereal medicines.
Venereal (a.) Adapted to excite venereal desire; aphrodisiac.
Venereal (a.) Consisting of, or pertaining to, copper, formerly called by chemists Venus.
Venereal (n.) The venereal disease; syphilis.
Venerean (a.) Devoted to the offices of Venus, or love; venereal.
Venerous (a.) Venereous.
Venetian (a.) Of or pertaining to Venice in Italy.
Venetian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Venice.
Vengeful (a.) Vindictive; retributive; revengeful.
Veniable (a.) Venial; pardonable.
Venomous (a.) Full of venom; noxious to animal life; poisonous; as, the bite of a serpent may be venomous.
Venomous (a.) Having a poison gland or glands for the secretion of venom, as certain serpents and insects.
Venomous (a.) Noxious; mischievous; malignant; spiteful; as, a venomous progeny; a venomous writer.
Venosity (n.) The quality or state of being venous.
Venosity (n.) A condition in which the circulation is retarded, and the entire mass of blood is less oxygenated than it normally is.
Venthole (n.) A touchhole; a vent.
Ventouse (n.) A cupping glass.
Ventouse (v. t. & i.) To cup; to use a cupping glass.
Ventured (imp. & p. p.) of Venture
Venturer (n.) One who ventures, or puts to hazard; an adventurer.
Venturer (n.) A strumpet; a prostitute.
Venulose (a.) Full of venules, or small veins.
Veracity (n.) The quality or state of being veracious; habitual observance of truth; truthfulness; truth; as, a man of veracity.
Veratria (n.) Veratrine.
Veratric (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, plants of the genus Veratrum.
Veratrol (n.) A liquid hydrocarbon obtained by the decomposition of veratric acid, and constituting the dimethyl ether of pyrocatechin.
Veratrum (n.) A genus of coarse liliaceous herbs having very poisonous qualities.
Verbally (adv.) In a verbal manner; orally.
Verbally (adv.) Word for word; verbatim.
Verbatim (adv.) Word for word; in the same words; verbally; as, to tell a story verbatim as another has related it.
Verbiage (n.) The use of many words without necessity, or with little sense; a superabundance of words; verbosity; wordiness.
Verdancy (n.) The quality or state of being verdant.
Verderer (n.) Alt. of Verderor
Verderor (n.) An officer who has the charge of the king's forest, to preserve the vert and venison, keep the assizes, view, receive, and enroll attachments and presentments of all manner of trespasses.
Verditer (n.) Verdigris.
Verditer (n.) Either one of two pigments (called blue verditer, and green verditer) which are made by treating copper nitrate with calcium carbonate (in the form of lime, whiting, chalk, etc.) They consist of hydrated copper carbonates analogous to the minerals azurite and malachite.
Verdured (a.) Covered with verdure.
Verecund (a.) Rashful; modest.
Vergaloo (n.) See Virgalieu.
Vergency (n.) The act of verging or approaching; tendency; approach.
Vergency (n.) The reciprocal of the focal distance of a lens, used as measure of the divergence or convergence of a pencil of rays.
Vergette (a.) Divided by pallets, or pales; paly.
Vergette (n.) A small pale.
Verifier (n.) One who, or that which, verifies.
Verified (imp. & p. p.) of Verify
Verities (pl. ) of Verity
Verjuice (n.) The sour juice of crab apples, of green or unripe grapes, apples, etc.; also, an acid liquor made from such juice.
Verjuice (n.) Tartness; sourness, as of disposition.
Vermetid (n.) Any species of vermetus.
Vermetus (n.) Any one of many species of marine gastropods belonging to Vermetus and allied genera, of the family Vermetidae. Their shells are regularly spiral when young, but later in life the whorls become separate, and the shell is often irregularly bent and contorted like a worm tube.
Verminly (a. & adv.) Resembling vermin; in the manner of vermin.
Vernacle (n.) See Veronica, 1.
Vernicle (n.) A Veronica. See Veronica, 1.
Vernonin (n.) A glucoside extracted from the root of a South African plant of the genus Vernonia, as a deliquescent powder, and used as a mild heart tonic.
Veronese (a.) Of or pertaining to Verona, in Italy.
Veronese (n. sing. & pl.) A native of Verona; collectively, the people of Verona.
Veronica (n.) A portrait or representation of the face of our Savior on the alleged handkerchief of Saint Veronica, preserved at Rome; hence, a representation of this portrait, or any similar representation of the face of the Savior. Formerly called also Vernacle, and Vernicle.
Veronica (n.) A genus scrophulariaceous plants; the speedwell. See Speedwell.
Versable (a.) Capable of being turned.
Verseman (n.) Same as Versemonger.
Versicle (n.) A little verse; especially, a short verse or text said or sung in public worship by the priest or minister, and followed by a response from the people.
Verteber (n.) A vertebra.
Vertebra (n.) One of the serial segments of the spinal column.
Vertebra (n.) One of the central ossicles in each joint of the arms of an ophiuran.
Vertebre (n.) A vertebra.
Vertexes (pl. ) of Vertex
Vertices (pl. ) of Vertex
Vertical (a.) Of or pertaining to the vertex; situated at the vertex, or highest point; directly overhead, or in the zenith; perpendicularly above one.
Vertical (a.) Perpendicular to the plane of the horizon; upright; plumb; as, a vertical
Vertical (n.) Vertical position; zenith.
Vertical (n.) A vertical
Verticil (n.) A circle either of leaves or flowers about a stem at the same node; a whorl.
Verticle (n.) An axis; hinge; a turning point.
Vertuous (a.) Virtuous; powerful.
Vesicant (n.) A vesicatory.
Vesicate (v. t.) To raise little bladders or blisters upon; to inflame and separate the cuticle of; to blister.
Vesicula (n.) A vesicle.
Vesperal (a.) Vesper; evening.
Vespiary (n.) A nest, or habitation, of insects of the wasp kind.
Vespillo (n.) One who carried out the dead bodies of the poor at night for burial.
Vestales (n. pl.) A group of butterflies including those known as virgins, or gossamer-winged butterflies.
Vestiary (n.) A wardrobe; a robing room; a vestry.
Vestiary (a.) Pertaining to clothes, or vestments.
Vestment (n.) A covering or garment; some part of clothing or dress
Vestment (n.) any priestly garment.
Vestries (pl. ) of Vestry
Vestured (a.) Covered with vesture or garments; clothed; enveloped.
Vesuvian (a.) Of or pertaining to Vesuvius, a volcano near Naples.
Vesuvian (a.) Vesuvianite.
Vesuvine (n.) A trade name for a brown dyestuff obtained from certain basic azo compounds of benzene; -- called also Bismarck brown, Manchester brown, etc.
Vexation (n.) The act of vexing, or the state of being vexed; agitation; disquiet; trouble; irritation.
Vexation (n.) The cause of trouble or disquiet; affliction.
Vexation (n.) A harassing by process of law; a vexing or troubling, as by a malicious suit.
Vexillar () Alt. of Vexillary
Vexillum (n.) A flag or standard.
Vexillum (n.) A company of troops serving under one standard.
Vexillum (n.) A banner.
Vexillum (n.) The sign of the cross.
Vexillum (n.) The upper petal of a papilionaceous flower; the standard.
Vexillum (n.) The rhachis and web of a feather taken together; the vane.
Vexingly (adv.) In a vexing manner; so as to vex, tease, or irritate.
Weakened (imp. & p. p.) of Weaken
Weakener (n.) One who, or that which, weakens.
Weakfish (n.) Any fish of the genus Cynoscion; a squeteague; -- so called from its tender mouth. See Squeteague.
Weakling (n.) A weak or feeble creature.
Weakling (a.) Weak; feeble.
Weakness (n.) The quality or state of being weak; want of strength or firmness; lack of vigor; want of resolution or of moral strength; feebleness.
Weakness (n.) That which is a mark of lack of strength or resolution; a fault; a defect.
Wealdish (a.) Of or pertaining to a weald, esp. to the weald in the county of Kent, England.
Wealsmen (pl. ) of Wealsman
Wealsman (n.) A statesman; a politician.
Weanling () a. & n. from Wean, v.
Weanling (n.) A child or animal newly weaned; a wean.
Weanling (a.) Recently weaned.
Weaponed (a.) Furnished with weapons, or arms; armed; equipped.
Weaponry (n.) Weapons, collectively; as, an array of weaponry.
Wearable (a.) Capable of being worn; suitable to be worn.
Weariful (a.) Abounding in qualities which cause weariness; wearisome.
Wearying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Weary
Web-toed (a.) Having the toes united by a web for a considerable part of their length.
Weedless (a.) Free from weeds or noxious matter.
Weeklies (pl. ) of Weekly
Weetless (a.) Unknowing; also, unknown; unmeaning.
Weeviled (a.) Infested by weevils; as, weeviled grain.
Wegotism (n.) Excessive use of the pronoun we; -- called also weism.
Wehrgeld (n.) Alt. of Wehrgelt
Wehrgelt (n.) See Weregild.
Wehrwolf (n.) See Werewolf.
Weigelia (n.) A hardy garden shrub (Diervilla Japonica) belonging to the Honeysuckle family, with white or red flowers. It was introduced from China.
Weighing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Weigh
Weighage (n.) A duty or toil paid for weighing merchandise.
Weighing () a. & n. from Weigh, v.
Weighted (imp. & p. p.) of Weight
Welchman (n.) See Welshman.
Welcomed (imp. & p. p.) of Welcome
Welcomer (n.) One who welcomes; one who salutes, or receives kindly, a newcomer.
Weldable (a.) Capable of being welded.
Welladay (interj.) Alas! Welaway!
Welldoer (n.) One who does well; one who does good to another; a benefactor.
Wellfare (n.) See Welfare.
Wellhead (n.) A source, spring, or fountain.
Wellhole (n.) The open space in a floor, to accommodate a staircase.
Wellhole (n.) The open space left beyond the ends of the steps of a staircase.
Wellhole (n.) A cavity which receives a counterbalancing weight in certain mechanical contrivances, and is adapted also for other purposes.
Well-set (a.) Properly or firmly set.
Well-set (a.) Well put together; having symmetry of parts.
Welshmen (pl. ) of Welshman
Welshman (n.) A native or inhabitant of Wales; one of the Welsh.
Welshman (n.) A squirrel fish.
Welshman (n.) The large-mouthed black bass. See Black bass.
Weltered (imp. & p. p.) of Welter
Wenching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wench
Weregild (n.) The price of a man's head; a compensation paid of a man killed, partly to the king for the loss of a subject, partly to the lord of a vassal, and partly to the next of kin. It was paid by the murderer.
Werewolf (n.) A person transformed into a wolf in form and appetite, either temporarily or permanently, whether by supernatural influences, by witchcraft, or voluntarily; a lycanthrope. Belief in werewolves, formerly general, is not now extinct.
Wesleyan (a.) Of or pertaining to Wesley or Wesleyanism.
Wesleyan (n.) One who adopts the principles of Wesleyanism; a Methodist.
Westerly (a.) Of or pertaining to the west; toward the west; coming from the west; western.
Westerly (adv.) Toward the west; westward.
Westling (n.) A westerner.
Westmost (a.) Lying farthest to the west; westernmost.
Westward (adv.) Alt. of Westwards
Westward (a.) Lying toward the west.
Westward (n.) The western region or countries; the west.
Westness (n.) The quality or state of being wet; moisture; humidity; as, the wetness of land; the wetness of a cloth.
Westness (n.) A watery or moist state of the atmosphere; a state of being rainy, foggy, or misty; as, the wetness of weather or the season.
Wet-shod (a.) Having the feet, or the shoes on the feet, wet.
Weyleway (interj.) See Welaway.
Xenogamy (n.) Cross fertilization.
Xenotime (n.) A native phosphate of yttrium occurring in yellowish-brown tetragonal crystals.
Xenurine (n.) A cabassou.
Xeraphim (n.) An old money of account in Bombay, equal to three fifths of a rupee.
Xeronate (n.) A salt of xeronic acid.
Yeanling (n.) A lamb or a kid; an eanling.
Yearbook (n.) A book published yearly; any annual report or summary of the statistics or facts of a year, designed to be used as a reference book; as, the Congregational Yearbook.
Yearbook (n.) A book containing annual reports of cases adjudged in the courts of England.
Yearling (n.) An animal one year old, or in the second year of its age; -- applied chiefly to cattle, sheep, and horses.
Yearling (a.) Being a year old.
Yearning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Yearn
Yearnful (a.) Desirous.
Yeldhall (n.) Guildhall.
Yeldrine (n.) The yellow-hammer; -- called also yeldrock, and yoldrin.
Yellowed (imp. & p. p.) of Yellow
Yeomanly (a.) Pertaining to a yeoman; becoming or suitable to, a yeoman; yeomanlike.
Yeomanry (n.) The position or rank of a yeoman.
Yeomanry (n.) The collective body of yeomen, or freeholders.
Yeomanry (n.) The yeomanry cavalry.
Yeorling (n.) The European yellow-hammer.
Yestreen (n.) Yester-evening; yesternight; last night.
Zealless (a.) Wanting zeal.
Zealotry (n.) The character and behavior of a zealot; excess of zeal; fanatical devotion to a cause.
Zemindar (n.) Same as Zamindar.
Zenithal (a.) Of or pertaining to the zenith.
Zeolitic (a.) Of or pertaining to a zeolite; consisting of, or resembling, a zeolite.
Zephyrus (n.) The west wind, or zephyr; -- usually personified, and made the most mild and gentle of all the sylvan deities.
Zetetics (a.) A branch of algebra which relates to the direct search for unknown quantities.
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