8 letter words whose second letter is I

Aigrette (n.) The small white European heron. See Egret.

Aigrette (n.) A plume or tuft for the head composed of feathers, or of gems, etc.

Aigrette (n.) A tuft like that of the egret.

Aigrette (n.) A feathery crown of seed; egret; as, the aigrette or down of the dandelion or the thistle.

Aiguille (n.) A needle-shaped peak.

Aiguille (n.) An instrument for boring holes, used in blasting.

Ailantus (n.) A genus of beautiful trees, natives of the East Indies. The tree imperfectly di/cious, and the staminate or male plant is very offensive when blossom.

Air cell () A cavity in the cellular tissue of plants, containing air only.

Air cell () A receptacle of air in various parts of the system; as, a cell or minute cavity in the walls of the air tubes of the lungs; the air sac of birds; a dilatation of the air vessels in insects.

Air cock () A faucet to allow escape of air.

Air hole () A hole to admit or discharge air; specifically, a spot in the ice not frozen over.

Air hole () A fault in a casting, produced by a bubble of air; a blowhole.

Airiness (n.) The state or quality of being airy; openness or exposure to the air; as, the airiness of a country seat.

Airiness (n.) Lightness of spirits; gayety; levity; as, the airiness of young persons.

Air pipe () A pipe for the passage of air; esp. a ventilating pipe.

Air pump () A kind of pump for exhausting air from a vessel or closed space; also, a pump to condense air or force it into a closed space.

Air pump () A pump used to exhaust from a condenser the condensed steam, the water used for condensing, and any commingled air.

Airwards (adv.) Toward the air; upward.

Bibacity (n.) The practice or habit of drinking too much; tippling.

Bibirine (n.) See Bebeerine.

Bibitory (a.) Of or pertaining to drinking or tippling.

Biblical (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the Bible; as, biblical learning; biblical authority.

Bibulous (v. t.) Readily imbibing fluids or moisture; spongy; as, bibulous blotting paper.

Bibulous (v. t.) Inc

Bicaudal (a.) Having, or terminating in, two tails.

Bickered (imp. & p. p.) of Bicker

Bickerer (n.) One who bickers.

Biconvex (a.) Convex on both sides; as, a biconvex lens.

Bicorned (a.) Alt. of Bicornous

Bicrural (a.) Having two legs.

Bicuspid (a.) Alt. of Bicuspidate

Bicuspid (n.) One of the two double-pointed teeth which intervene between the canines (cuspids) and the molars, on each side of each jaw. See Tooth, n.

Bicycler (n.) One who rides a bicycle.

Bicyclic (a.) Relating to bicycles.

Biddable (a.) Obedient; docile.

Bidental (a.) Having two teeth.

Biennial (a.) Happening, or taking place, once in two years; as, a biennial election.

Biennial (a.) Continuing for two years, and then perishing, as plants which form roots and leaves the first year, and produce fruit the second.

Biennial (n.) Something which takes place or appears once in two years; esp. a biennial examination.

Biennial (n.) A plant which exists or lasts for two years.

Bierbalk (n.) A church road (e. g., a path across fields) for funerals.

Bifacial (a.) Having the opposite surfaces alike.

Biferous (a.) Bearing fruit twice a year.

Bifidate (a.) See Bifid.

Biforate (a.) Having two perforations.

Biforine (n.) An oval sac or cell, found in the leaves of certain plants of the order Araceae. It has an opening at each end through which raphides, generated inside, are discharged.

Biforked (a.) Bifurcate.

Biformed (a.) Having two forms.

Biforous (a.) See Biforate.

Bigamist (n.) One who is guilty of bigamy.

Bigamous (a.) Guilty of bigamy; involving bigamy; as, a bigamous marriage.

Bigaroon (n.) The large white-heart cherry.

Bignonia (n.) A large genus of American, mostly tropical, climbing shrubs, having compound leaves and showy somewhat tubular flowers. B. capreolata is the cross vine of the Southern United States. The trumpet creeper was formerly considered to be of this genus.

Bijoutry (n.) Small articles of virtu, as jewelry, trinkets, etc.

Bijugate (a.) Having two pairs, as of leaflets.

Bijugous (a.) Bijugate.

Bilander (n.) A small two-masted merchant vessel, fitted only for coasting, or for use in canals, as in Holland.

Bilberry (n.) The European whortleberry (Vaccinium myrtillus); also, its edible bluish black fruit.

Bilberry (n.) Any similar plant or its fruit; esp., in America, the species Vaccinium myrtilloides, V. caespitosum and V. uliginosum.

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


Billeted (imp. & p. p.) of Billet

Billfish (n.) A name applied to several distinct fishes

Billfish (n.) The garfish (Tylosurus, / Belone, longirostris) and allied species.

Billfish (n.) The saury, a slender fish of the Atlantic coast (Scomberesox saurus).

Billfish (n.) The Tetrapturus albidus, a large oceanic species related to the swordfish; the spearfish.

Billfish (n.) The American fresh-water garpike (Lepidosteus osseus).

Billhead (n.) A printed form, used by merchants in making out bills or rendering accounts.

Billhook (n.) A thick, heavy knife with a hooked point, used in pruning hedges, etc. When it has a short handle, it is sometimes called a hand bill; when the handle is long, a hedge bill or scimiter.

Billiard (a.) Of or pertaining to the game of billiards.

Billowed (imp. & p. p.) of Billow

Billyboy (n.) A flat-bottomed river barge or coasting vessel.

Bilobate (a.) Divided into two lobes or segments.

Bimanous (a.) Having two hands; two-handed.

Bimedial (a.) Applied to a

Bimensal (a.) See Bimonthly, a.

Binaural (a.) Of or pertaining to, or used by, both ears.

Bindweed (n.) A plant of the genus Convolvulus; as, greater bindweed (C. Sepium); lesser bindweed (C. arvensis); the white, the blue, the Syrian, bindweed. The black bryony, or Tamus, is called black bindweed, and the Smilax aspera, rough bindweed.

Binnacle (n.) A case or box placed near the helmsman, containing the compass of a ship, and a light to show it at night.

Binomial (n.) An expression consisting of two terms connected by the sign plus (+) or minus (-); as, a + b, or 7 - 3.

Binomial (a.) Consisting of two terms; pertaining to binomials; as, a binomial root.

Binomial (a.) Having two names; -- used of the system by which every animal and plant receives two names, the one indicating the genus, the other the species, to which it belongs.

Binoxide (n.) Same as Dioxide.

Bioblast (n.) Same as Bioplast.

Biologic (a.) Alt. of Biological

Biolysis (n.) The destruction of life.

Biolytic (a.) Relating to the destruction of life.

Biometry (n.) Measurement of life; calculation of the probable duration of human life.

Bioplasm (n.) A name suggested by Dr. Beale for the germinal matter supposed to be essential to the functions of all living beings; the material through which every form of life manifests itself; unaltered protoplasm.

Bioplast (n.) A tiny mass of bioplasm, in itself a living unit and having formative power, as a living white blood corpuscle; bioblast.

Biparous (a.) Bringing forth two at a birth.

Bipennis (n.) An ax with an edge or blade on each side of the handle.

Biramous (a.) Having, or consisting of, two branches.

Birching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Birch

Birdbolt (n.) A short blunt arrow for killing birds without piercing them.

Birdbolt (n.) Anything which smites without penetrating.

Birdcage (n.) A cage for confining birds.

Birdcall (n.) A sound made in imitation of the note or cry of a bird for the purpose of decoying the bird or its mate.

Birdcall (n.) An instrument of any kind, as a whistle, used in making the sound of a birdcall.

Birdikin (n.) A young bird.

Birdlike (a.) Resembling a bird.

Birdlime (n.) An extremely adhesive viscid substance, usually made of the middle bark of the holly, by boiling, fermenting, and cleansing it. When a twig is smeared with this substance it will hold small birds which may light upon it. Hence: Anything which insnares.

Birdlime (v. t.) To smear with birdlime; to catch with birdlime; to insnare.

Birdling (n.) A little bird; a nestling.

Birdseed (n.) Canary seed, hemp, millet or other small seeds used for feeding caged birds.

Birthday (n.) The day in which any person is born; day of origin or commencement.

Birthday (n.) The day of the month in which a person was born, in whatever succeeding year it may recur; the anniversary of one's birth.

Birthday (a.) Of or pertaining to the day of birth, or its anniversary; as, birthday gifts or festivities.

Birthdom (n.) The land of one's birth; one's inheritance.

Birthing (n.) Anything added to raise the sides of a ship.

Biscayan (a.) Of or pertaining to Biscay in Spain.

Biscayan (n.) A native or inhabitant of Biscay.

Biscotin (n.) A confection made of flour, sugar, marmalade, and eggs; a sweet biscuit.

Bisected (imp. & p. p.) of Bisect

Bisector (n.) One who, or that which, bisects; esp. (Geom.) a straight

Biserial (a.) Alt. of Biseriate

Bisetose (a.) Alt. of Bisetous

Bisetous (a.) Having two bristles.

Bisexous (a.) Bisexual.

Bisexual (a.) Of both sexes; hermaphrodite; as a flower with stamens and pistil, or an animal having ovaries and testes.

Bishoped (imp. & p. p.) of Bishop

Bishoped (imp. & p. p.) of Bishop

Bishoply (a.) Bishoplike; episcopal.

Bishoply (adv.) In the manner of a bishop.

Bistoury (n.) A surgical instrument consisting of a slender knife, either straight or curved, generally used by introducing it beneath the part to be divided, and cutting towards the surface.

Bitheism (n.) Belief in the existence of two gods; dualism.

Bitingly (adv.) In a biting manner.

Bitstock (n.) A stock or handle for holding and rotating a bit; a brace.

Bittacle (n.) A binnacle.

Bitterly (adv.) In a bitter manner.

Bivalent (p. pr.) Equivalent in combining or displacing power to two atoms of hydrogen; dyad.

Bivalved (a.) Having two valves, as the oyster and some seed pods; bivalve.

Bivector (n.) A term made up of the two parts / + /1 /-1, where / and /1 are vectors.

Biweekly (a.) Occurring or appearing once every two weeks; fortnightly.

Biweekly (n.) A publication issued every two weeks.

Cibation (n.) The act of taking food.

Cibation (n.) The process or operation of feeding the contents of the crucible with fresh material.

Ciborium (n.) A canopy usually standing free and supported on four columns, covering the high altar, or, very rarely, a secondary altar.

Ciborium (n.) The coffer or case in which the host is kept; the pyx.

Cicatrix (n.) The pellicle which forms over a wound or breach of continuity and completes the process of healing in the latter, and which subsequently contracts and becomes white, forming the scar.

Ciceroni (pl. ) of Cicerone

Cicerone (n.) One who shows strangers the curiosities of a place; a guide.

Cich-pea (n.) The chick-pea.

Cicisbei (pl. ) of Cicisbeo

Cicisbeo (n.) A professed admirer of a married woman; a dangler about women.

Cicisbeo (n.) A knot of silk or ribbon attached to a fan, walking stick, etc.

Cicurate (v. t.) To tame.

Ciderist (n.) A maker of cider.

Ciderkin (n.) A kind of weak cider made by steeping the refuse pomace in water.

Ciliated (a.) Provided with, or surrounded by, cilia; as, a ciliate leaf; endowed with vibratory motion; as, the ciliated epithelium of the windpipe.

Cilician (a.) Of or pertaining to Cilicia in Asia Minor.

Cilician (n.) A native or inhabitant of Cilicia.

Ciliform (a.) Alt. of Ciliiform

Cillosis (n.) A spasmodic trembling of the upper eyelid.

Cimbrian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Cimbri.

Cimbrian (n.) One of the Cimbri. See Cimbric.

Cimolite (n.) A soft, earthy, clayey mineral, of whitish or grayish color.

Cinchona (n.) A genus of trees growing naturally on the Andes in Peru and adjacent countries, but now cultivated in the East Indies, producing a medicinal bark of great value.

Cinchona (n.) The bark of any species of Cinchona containing three per cent. or more of bitter febrifuge alkaloids; Peruvian bark; Jesuits' bark.

Cincture (n.) A belt, a girdle, or something worn round the body, -- as by an ecclesiastic for confining the alb.

Cincture (n.) That which encompasses or incloses; an inclosure.

Cincture (n.) The fillet, listel, or band next to the apophyge at the extremity of the shaft of a column.

Cinerary (a.) Pertaining to ashes; containing ashes.

Cingulum (n.) A distinct girdle or band of color; a raised spiral

Cingulum (n.) The clitellus of earthworms.

Cingulum (n.) The base of the crown of a tooth.

Cinnabar (n.) Red sulphide of mercury, occurring in brilliant red crystals, and also in red or brown amorphous masses. It is used in medicine.

Cinnabar (n.) The artificial red sulphide of mercury used as a pigment; vermilion.

Cinnamic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, cinnamon.

Cinnamon (n.) The inner bark of the shoots of Cinnamomum Zeylanicum, a tree growing in Ceylon. It is aromatic, of a moderately pungent taste, and is one of the best cordial, carminative, and restorative spices.

Cinnamon (n.) Cassia.

Cinnamyl (n.) The hypothetical radical, (C6H5.C2H2)2C, of cinnamic compounds.

Ciphered (imp. & p. p.) of Cipher

Cipherer (n.) One who ciphers.

Circinal (a.) Circinate.

Circling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Circle

Circuity (n.) A going round in a circle; a course not direct; a roundabout way of proceeding.

Circular (a.) In the form of, or bounded by, a circle; round.

Circular (a.) repeating itself; ending in itself; reverting to the point of beginning; hence, illogical; inconclusive; as, circular reasoning.

Circular (a.) Adhering to a fixed circle of legends; cyclic; hence, mean; inferior. See Cyclic poets, under Cyclic.

Circular (a.) Addressed to a circle, or to a number of persons having a common interest; circulated, or intended for circulation; as, a circular letter.

Circular (a.) Perfect; complete.

Circular (a.) A circular letter, or paper, usually printed, copies of which are addressed or given to various persons; as, a business circular.

Circular (a.) A sleeveless cloak, cut in circular form.

Circulet (n.) A circlet.

Circuses (pl. ) of Circus

Cirrhose (a.) Same as Cirrose.

Cirrhous (a.) See Cirrose.

Cirriped (n.) One of the Cirripedia.

Ciselure (n.) The process of chasing on metals; also, the work thus chased.

Citation (n.) An official summons or notice given to a person to appear; the paper containing such summons or notice.

Citation (n.) The act of citing a passage from a book, or from another person, in his own words; also, the passage or words quoted; quotation.

Citation (n.) Enumeration; mention; as, a citation of facts.

Citation (n.) A reference to decided cases, or books of authority, to prove a point in law.

Citatory (a.) Having the power or form of a citation; as, letters citatory.

Citicism (n.) The manners of a cit or citizen.

Citified (a.) Aping, or having, the manners of a city.

Civicism (n.) The principle of civil government.

Civilian (n.) One skilled in the civil law.

Civilian (n.) A student of the civil law at a university or college.

Civilian (n.) One whose pursuits are those of civil life, not military or clerical.

Civilist (n.) A civilian.

Civillty (n.) The state of society in which the relations and duties of a citizen are recognized and obeyed; a state of civilization.

Civillty (n.) A civil office, or a civil process

Civillty (n.) Courtesy; politeness; kind attention; good breeding; a polite act or expression.

Civilize (v. t.) To reclaim from a savage state; to instruct in the rules and customs of civilization; to educate; to refine.

Civilize (v. t.) To admit as suitable to a civilized state.

Diabetes (n.) A disease which is attended with a persistent, excessive discharge of urine. Most frequently the urine is not only increased in quantity, but contains saccharine matter, in which case the disease is generally fatal.

Diabetic (a.) Alt. of Diabetical

Diabolic (a.) Alt. of Diabolical

Diaconal (a.) Of or pertaining to a deacon.

Diereses (pl. ) of Dieresis

Dieresis (n.) The separation or resolution of one syllable into two; -- the opposite of synaeresis.

Dieresis (n.) A mark consisting of two dots [/], placed over the second of two adjacent vowels, to denote that they are to be pronounced as distinct letters; as, cooperate, aerial.

Diaglyph (n.) An intaglio.

Diagnose (v. t. & i.) To ascertain by diagnosis; to diagnosticate. See Diagnosticate.

Diagonal (a.) Joining two not adjacent angles of a quadrilateral or multilateral figure; running across from corner to corner; crossing at an angle with one of the sides.

Diagonal (n.) A right

Diagonal (n.) A member, in a framed structure, running obliquely across a panel.

Diagonal (n.) A diagonal cloth; a kind of cloth having diagonal stripes, ridges, or welts made in the weaving.

Diagraph (n.) A drawing instrument, combining a protractor and scale.

Dialling () of Dial

Diallage (n.) A figure by which arguments are placed in various points of view, and then turned to one point.

Diallage (n.) A dark green or bronze-colored laminated variety of pyroxene, common in certain igneous rocks.

Dialogue (n.) A conversation between two or more persons; particularly, a formal conservation in theatrical performances or in scholastic exercises.

Dialogue (n.) A written composition in which two or more persons are represented as conversing or reasoning on some topic; as, the Dialogues of Plato.

Dialogue (v. i.) To take part in a dialogue; to dialogize.

Dialogue (v. t.) To express as in dialogue.

Dialyses (pl. ) of Dialysis

Dialysis (n.) Diaeresis. See Diaeresis, 1.

Dialysis (n.) Same as Asyndeton.

Dialysis (n.) Debility.

Dialysis (n.) A solution of continuity; division; separation of parts.

Dialysis (n.) The separation of different substances in solution, as crystalloids and colloids, by means of their unequal diffusion, especially through natural or artificial membranes.

Dialytic (a.) Having the quality of unloosing or separating.

Dialyzed (imp. & p. p.) of Dialyze

Dialyzed (a.) Prepared by diffusion through an animal membrane; as, dialyzed iron.

Dialyzer (n.) The instrument or medium used to effect chemical dialysis.

Diameter (n.) Any right

Diameter (n.) A diametral plane.

Diameter (n.) The length of a straight

Diameter (n.) The distance through the lower part of the shaft of a column, used as a standard measure for all parts of the order. See Module.

Diamido- (a.) A prefix or combining form of Diamine. [Also used adjectively.]

Diandria (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of plants having two stamens.

Dianthus (n.) A genus of plants containing some of the most popular of cultivated flowers, including the pink, carnation, and Sweet William.

Diapason (n.) The octave, or interval which includes all the tones of the diatonic scale.

Diapason (n.) Concord, as of notes an octave apart; harmony.

Diapason (n.) The entire compass of tones.

Diapason (n.) A standard of pitch; a tuning fork; as, the French normal diapason.

Diapason (n.) One of certain stops in the organ, so called because they extend through the scale of the instrument. They are of several kinds, as open diapason, stopped diapason, double diapason, and the like.

Diapente (n.) The interval of the fifth.

Diapente (n.) A composition of five ingredients.

Diaphane (n.) A woven silk stuff with transparent and colored figures; diaper work.

Diaphote (n.) An instrument designed for transmitting pictures by telegraph.

Diapnoic (a.) Slightly increasing an insensible perspiration; mildly diaphoretic.

Diapnoic (n.) A gentle diaphoretic.

Diarrhea (n.) Alt. of Diarrhoea

Diaspore (n.) A hydrate of alumina, often occurring in white lamellar masses with brilliant pearly luster; -- so named on account of its decrepitating when heated before the blowpipe.

Diastase (n.) A soluble, nitrogenous ferment, capable of converting starch and dextrin into sugar.

Diastema (n.) A vacant space, or gap, esp. between teeth in a jaw.

Diastole (n.) The rhythmical expansion or dilatation of the heart and arteries; -- correlative to systole, or contraction.

Diastole (n.) A figure by which a syllable naturally short is made long.

Diastyle (n.) See under Intercolumniation.

Diatomic (a.) Containing two atoms.

Diatomic (a.) Having two replaceable atoms or radicals.

Diatonic (a.) Pertaining to the scale of eight tones, the eighth of which is the octave of the first.

Diatribe (n.) A prolonged or exhaustive discussion; especially, an acrimonious or invective harangue; a strain of abusive or railing language; a philippic.

Diatryma (n.) An extinct eocene bird from New Mexico, larger than the ostrich.

Dibbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dibble

Dibstone (n.) A pebble used in a child's game called dibstones.

Dicacity (n.) Pertness; sauciness.

Dicalcic (a.) Having two atoms or equivalents of calcium to the molecule.

Dicentra (n.) A genus of herbaceous plants, with racemes of two-spurred or heart-shaped flowers, including the Dutchman's breeches, and the more showy Bleeding heart (D. spectabilis).

Dichroic (a.) Having the property of dichroism; as, a dichroic crystal.

Diclinic (a.) Having two of the intersections between the three axes oblique. See Crystallization.

Dicrotal (a.) Alt. of Dicrotous

Dicrotic (a.) Of or pertaining to dicrotism; as, a dicrotic pulse.

Dicrotic (a.) Of or pertaining to the second expansion of the artery in the dicrotic pulse; as, the dicrotic wave.

Dictamen (n.) A dictation or dictate.

Dictated (imp. & p. p.) of Dictate

Dictator (n.) One who dictates; one who prescribes rules and maxims authoritatively for the direction of others.

Dictator (n.) One invested with absolute authority; especially, a magistrate created in times of exigence and distress, and invested with unlimited power.

Dicyemid (a.) Like or belonging to the Dicyemata.

Dicyemid (n.) One of the Dicyemata.

Didactic (a.) Alt. of Didactical

Didactic (n.) A treatise on teaching or education.

Didactyl (n.) An animal having only two digits.

Didapper (n.) See Dabchick.

Didrachm (n.) Alt. of Didrachma

Didymium (n.) A rare metallic substance usually associated with the metal cerium; -- hence its name. It was formerly supposed to be an element, but has since been found to consist of two simpler elementary substances, neodymium and praseodymium. See Neodymium, and Praseodymium.

Didymous (a.) Growing in pairs or twins.

Diecious (a.) See Dioecian, and Dioecious.

Diegesis (n.) A narrative or history; a recital or relation.

Dielytra (n.) See Dicentra.

Dieresis (n.) Same as Diaeresis.

Dies non () A day on which courts are not held, as Sunday or any legal holiday.

Diestock (n.) A stock to hold the dies used for cutting screws.

Dietetic (a.) Alt. of Dietetical

Dietical (a.) Dietetic.

Differed (imp. & p. p.) of Differ

Diffract (v. t.) To break or separate into parts; to deflect, or decompose by deflection, a/ rays of light.

Diffused (imp. & p. p.) of Diffuse

Diffused (a.) Spread abroad; dispersed; loose; flowing; diffuse.

Diffuser (n.) One who, or that which, diffuses.

Digamist (n.) One who marries a second time; a deuterogamist.

Digamous (a.) Pertaining to a second marriage, that is, one after the death of the first wife or the first husband.

Digenous (a.) Sexually reproductive.

Digerent () Digesting.

Digested (imp. & p. p.) of Digest

Digester (n.) One who digests.

Digester (n.) A medicine or an article of food that aids digestion, or strengthens digestive power.

Digester (n.) A strong closed vessel, in which bones or other substances may be subjected, usually in water or other liquid, to a temperature above that of boiling, in order to soften them.

Digestor (n.) See Digester.

Diggable (a.) Capable of being dug.

Dighting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dight

Digitain (n.) Any one of several extracts of foxglove (Digitalis), as the "French extract," the "German extract," etc., which differ among themselves in composition and properties.

Digitain (n.) A supposedly distinct vegetable principle as the essential ingredient of the extracts. It is a white, crystal

Digitate (v. t.) To point out as with the finger.

Digitate (a.) Alt. of Digitated

Digitize (v. t.) To finger; as, to digitize a pen.

Digitule (n.) A little finger or toe, or something resembling one.

Digonous (a.) Having two angles.

Digynian (a.) Alt. of Digynous

Digynous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Digynia; having two styles.

Dihedral (a.) Having two plane faces; as, the dihedral summit of a crystal.

Dihedron (n.) A figure with two sides or surfaces.

Diiambus (n.) A double iambus; a foot consisting of two iambuses (/ / / /).

Diiodide (n.) A compound of a binary type containing two atoms of iodine; -- called also biniodide.

Dilating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dilate

Dilation (n.) Delay.

Dilation (n.) The act of dilating, or the state of being dilated; expansion; dilatation.

Dilative (a.) Causing dilation; tending to dilate, on enlarge; expansive.

Dilatory (a.) Inc

Dilatory (a.) Marked by procrastination or delay; tardy; slow; sluggish; -- said of actions or measures.

Diligent (a.) Prosecuted with careful attention and effort; careful; painstaking; not careless or negligent.

Diligent (a.) Interestedly and perseveringly attentive; steady and earnest in application to a subject or pursuit; assiduous; industrious.

Dilluing (n.) A process of sorting ore by washing in a hand sieve.

Dilogies (pl. ) of Dilogy

Diluting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dilute

Dilution (n.) The act of diluting, or the state of being diluted.

Diluvial (a.) Of or pertaining to a flood or deluge, esp. to the great deluge in the days of Noah; diluvian.

Diluvial (a.) Effected or produced by a flood or deluge of water; -- said of coarse and imperfectly stratified deposits along ancient or existing water courses. Similar unstratified deposits were formed by the agency of ice. The time of deposition has been called the Diluvian epoch.

Diluvian (a.) Of or pertaining to a deluge, esp. to the Noachian deluge; diluvial; as, of diluvian origin.

Diluvium (n.) A deposit of superficial loam, sand, gravel, stones, etc., caused by former action of flowing waters, or the melting of glacial ice.

Dimerous (a.) Composed of, or having, two parts of each kind.

Dimethyl (n.) Ethane; -- sometimes so called because regarded as consisting of two methyl radicals. See Ethane.

Dimetric (a.) Same as Tetragonal.

Diminish (v. t.) To make smaller in any manner; to reduce in bulk or amount; to lessen; -- opposed to augment or increase.

Diminish (v. t.) To lessen the authority or dignity of; to put down; to degrade; to abase; to weaken.

Diminish (v. t.) To make smaller by a half step; to make (an interval) less than minor; as, a diminished seventh.

Diminish (v. t.) To take away; to subtract.

Diminish (v. i.) To become or appear less or smaller; to lessen; as, the apparent size of an object diminishes as we recede from it.

Diminute (a.) Small; diminished; diminutive.

Dimpling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dimple

Dimyaria (n. pl.) An order of lamellibranchiate mollusks having an anterior and posterior adductor muscle, as the common clam. See Bivalve.

Dinarchy (n.) See Diarchy.

Dingdong (n.) The sound of, or as of, repeated strokes on a metallic body, as a bell; a repeated and monotonous sound.

Dingdong (n.) An attachment to a clock by which the quarter hours are struck upon bells of different tones.

Dinnerly (a.) Of or pertaining to dinner.

Dinornis (n.) A genus of extinct, ostrichlike birds of gigantic size, which formerly inhabited New Zealand. See Moa.

Dinosaur (n.) Alt. of Dinosaurian

Dinoxide (n.) Same as Dioxide.

Diocesan (a.) Of or pertaining to a diocese; as, diocesan missions.

Diocesan (n.) A bishop, viewed in relation to his diocese; as, the diocesan of New York.

Diocesan (n.) The clergy or the people of a diocese.

Dioceses (pl. ) of Diocese

Dioecian (a.) Alt. of Dioecious

Dioecism (n.) The condition of being dioecious.

Diogenes (n.) A Greek Cynic philosopher (412?-323 B. C.) who lived much in Athens and was distinguished for contempt of the common aims and conditions of life, and for sharp, caustic sayings.

Dioicous (a.) See Dioecious.

Diomedea (n.) A genus of large sea birds, including the albatross. See Albatross.

Diopside (n.) A crystallized variety of pyroxene, of a clear, grayish green color; mussite.

Dioptase (n.) A hydrous silicate of copper, occurring in emerald-green crystals.

Dioptric (a.) Of or pertaining to the dioptre, or to the metric system of numbering glasses.

Dioptric (n.) A dioptre. See Dioptre.

Dioptric (a.) Alt. of Dioptrical

Dioramic (a.) Pertaining to a diorama.

Dioritic (a.) Containing diorite.

Dipchick (n.) See Dabchick.

Diphenyl (n.) A white crystal

Diplanar (a.) Of or pertaining to two planes.

Diplomas (pl. ) of Diploma

Diplomat (n.) Alt. of Diplomate

Diplopia (n.) Alt. of Diplopy

Diplopod (n.) One of the Diplopoda.

Dipodies (pl. ) of Dipody

Dipropyl (n.) One of the hexane paraffins, found in petroleum, consisting of two propyl radicals. See Hexane.

Dipsetic (a.) Tending to produce thirst.

Dipsosis (n.) Excessive thirst produced by disease.

Dipteral (a.) Having two wings only; belonging to the order Diptera.

Dipteral (a.) Having a double row of columns on each on the flanks, as well as in front and rear; -- said of a temple.

Dipteran (n.) An insect of the order Diptera.

Directed (imp. & p. p.) of Direct

Directer (n.) One who directs; a director.

Directly (adv.) In a direct manner; in a straight

Directly (adv.) In a straightforward way; without anything intervening; not by secondary, but by direct, means.

Directly (adv.) Without circumlocution or ambiguity; absolutely; in express terms.

Directly (adv.) Exactly; just.

Directly (adv.) Straightforwardly; honestly.

Directly (adv.) Manifestly; openly.

Directly (adv.) Straightway; next in order; without delay; immediately.

Directly (adv.) Immediately after; as soon as.

Director (n.) One who, or that which, directs; one who regulates, guides, or orders; a manager or superintendent.

Director (n.) One of a body of persons appointed to manage the affairs of a company or corporation; as, the directors of a bank, insurance company, or railroad company.

Director (n.) A part of a machine or instrument which directs its motion or action.

Director (n.) A slender grooved instrument upon which a knife is made to slide when it is wished to limit the extent of motion of the latter, or prevent its injuring the parts beneath.

Direness (n.) Terribleness; horror; woefulness.

Dirgeful (a.) Funereal; moaning.

Dirigent (a.) Directing.

Dirigent (n.) The

Diriment (a.) Absolute.

Dirkness (n.) Darkness.

Dirtying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dirty

Disabled (imp. & p. p.) of Disable

Disabuse (v. t.) To set free from mistakes; to undeceive; to disengage from fallacy or deception; to set right.

Disacryl (n.) A white amorphous substance obtained as a polymeric modification of acrolein.

Disadorn (v. t.) To deprive of ornaments.

Disagree (v. i.) To fail to accord; not to agree; to lack harmony; to differ; to be unlike; to be at variance.

Disagree (v. i.) To differ in opinion; to hold discordant views; to be at controversy; to quarrel.

Disagree (v. i.) To be unsuited; to have unfitness; as, medicine sometimes disagrees with the patient; food often disagrees with the stomach or the taste.

Disallow (v. t.) To refuse to allow; to deny the force or validity of; to disown and reject; as, the judge disallowed the executor's charge.

Disannex (v. t.) To disunite; to undo or repeal the annexation of.

Disannul (v. t.) To annul completely; to render void or of no effect.

Disarmed (a.) Deprived of arms.

Disarmed (a.) Deprived of claws, and teeth or beaks.

Disarmer (n.) One who disarms.

Disarray (v. t.) To throw into disorder; to break the array of.

Disarray (v. t.) To take off the dress of; to unrobe.

Disarray (n.) Want of array or regular order; disorder; confusion.

Disarray (n.) Confused attire; undress.

Disaster (n.) An unpropitious or baleful aspect of a planet or star; malevolent influence of a heavenly body; hence, an ill portent.

Disaster (n.) An adverse or unfortunate event, esp. a sudden and extraordinary misfortune; a calamity; a serious mishap.

Disaster (v. t.) To blast by the influence of a baleful star.

Disaster (v. t.) To bring harm upon; to injure.

Disbench (v. t.) To drive from a bench or seat.

Disbench (v. t.) To deprive (a bencher) of his privileges.

Disblame (v. t.) To clear from blame.

Disbowel (v. t.) To disembowel.

Disburse (v. t.) To pay out; to expend; -- usually from a public fund or treasury.

Discandy (v. i.) To melt; to dissolve; to thaw.

Discinct (a.) Ungirded; loosely dressed.

Disciple (n.) One who receives instruction from another; a scholar; a learner; especially, a follower who has learned to believe in the truth of the doctrine of his teacher; an adherent in doctrine; as, the disciples of Plato; the disciples of our Savior.

Disciple (v. t.) To teach; to train.

Disciple (v. t.) To punish; to discip

Disciple (v. t.) To make disciples of; to convert to doctrines or principles.

Disclaim (v. t.) To renounce all claim to deny; ownership of, or responsibility for; to disown; to disavow; to reject.

Disclaim (v. t.) To deny, as a claim; to refuse.

Disclaim (v. t.) To relinquish or deny having a claim; to disavow another's claim; to dec

Disclaim (v. t.) To disavow or renounce all part, claim, or share.

Disclame (v. t.) To disclaim; to expel.

Discloak (v. t.) To take off a cloak from; to uncloak.

Disclose (v. t.) To unclose; to open; -- applied esp. to eggs in the sense of to hatch.

Disclose (v. t.) To remove a cover or envelope from;; to set free from inclosure; to uncover.

Disclose (v. t.) To lay open or expose to view; to cause to appear; to bring to light; to reveal.

Disclose (v. t.) To make known, as that which has been kept secret or hidden; to reveal; to expose; as, events have disclosed his designs.

Disclose (n.) Disclosure.

Discloud (v. t.) To clear from clouds.

Disclout (v. t.) To divest of a clout.

Discoast (v. i.) To depart; to quit the coast (that is, the side or border) of anything; to be separated.

Discolor (v. t.) To alter the natural hue or color of; to change to a different color; to stain; to tinge; as, a drop of wine will discolor water; silver is discolored by sea water.

Discolor (v. t.) To alter the true complexion or appearance of; to put a false hue upon.

Discompt (v. t.) To discount. See Discount.

Discount (v.) To deduct from an account, debt, charge, and the like; to make an abatement of; as, merchants sometimes discount five or six per cent for prompt payment of bills.

Discount (v.) To lend money upon, deducting the discount or allowance for interest; as, the banks discount notes and bills of exchange.

Discount (v.) To take into consideration beforehand; to anticipate and form conclusions concerning (an event).

Discount (v.) To leave out of account; to take no notice of.

Discount (v. i.) To lend, or make a practice of lending, money, abating the discount; as, the discount for sixty or ninety days.

Discount (v. t.) A counting off or deduction made from a gross sum on any account whatever; an allowance upon an account, debt, demand, price asked, and the like; something taken or deducted.

Discount (v. t.) A deduction made for interest, in advancing money upon, or purchasing, a bill or note not due; payment in advance of interest upon money.

Discount (v. t.) The rate of interest charged in discounting.

Discoure (v. t.) To discover.

Discover (v. t.) To uncover.

Discover (v. t.) To disclose; to lay open to view; to make visible; to reveal; to make known; to show (what has been secret, unseen, or unknown).

Discover (v. t.) To obtain for the first time sight or knowledge of, as of a thing existing already, but not perceived or known; to find; to ascertain; to espy; to detect.

Discover (v. t.) To manifest without design; to show.

Discover (v. t.) To explore; to examine.

Discover (v. i.) To discover or show one's self.

Discreet (superl.) Possessed of discernment, especially in avoiding error or evil, and in the adaptation of means to ends; prudent; sagacious; judicious; not rash or heedless; cautious.

Discreet (superl.) Differing; distinct.

Discrete (a.) Separate; distinct; disjunct.

Discrete (a.) Disjunctive; containing a disjunctive or discretive clause; as, "I resign my life, but not my honor," is a discrete proposition.

Discrete (a.) Separate; not coalescent; -- said of things usually coalescent.

Discrete (v. t.) To separate.

Discrive (v. t.) To describe.

Discrown (v. t.) To deprive of a crown.

Discuses (pl. ) of Discus

Disdeify (v. t.) To divest or deprive of deity or of a deific rank or condition.

Disdeign (v. t.) To disdain.

Diseased (imp. & p. p.) of Disease

Diseased (a.) Afflicted with disease.

Disedify (v. t.) To fail of edifying; to injure.

Diselder (v. t.) To deprive of an elder or elders, or of the office of an elder.

Disembay (v. t.) To clear from a bay.

Disendow (v. t.) To deprive of an endowment, as a church.

Disenter (v. t.) See Disinter.

Disfancy (v. t.) To dislike.

Disfavor (n.) Want of favor of favorable regard; disesteem; disregard.

Disfavor (n.) The state of not being in favor; a being under the displeasure of some one; state of unacceptableness; as, to be in disfavor at court.

Disfavor (n.) An unkindness; a disobliging act.

Disfavor (v. t.) To withhold or withdraw favor from; to regard with disesteem; to show disapprobation of; to discountenance.

Disfavor (v. t.) To injure the form or looks of.

Disflesh (v. t.) To reduce the flesh or obesity of.

Disfriar (v. t.) To depose or withdraw from the condition of a friar.

Disfrock (v. t.) To unfrock.

Disgavel (v. t.) To deprive of that principal quality of gavelkind tenure by which lands descend equally among all the sons of the tenant; -- said of lands.

Disglory (n.) Dishonor.

Disgorge (v. t.) To eject or discharge by the throat and mouth; to vomit; to pour forth or throw out with violence, as if from the mouth; to discharge violently or in great quantities from a confined place.

Disgorge (v. t.) To give up unwillingly as what one has wrongfully seized and appropriated; to make restitution of; to surrender; as, he was compelled to disgorge his ill-gotten gains.

Disgorge (v. i.) To vomit forth what anything contains; to discharge; to make restitution.

Disgrace (n.) The condition of being out of favor; loss of favor, regard, or respect.

Disgrace (n.) The state of being dishonored, or covered with shame; dishonor; shame; ignominy.

Disgrace (n.) That which brings dishonor; cause of shame or reproach; great discredit; as, vice is a disgrace to a rational being.

Disgrace (n.) An act of unkindness; a disfavor.

Disgrace (n.) To put out favor; to dismiss with dishonor.

Disgrace (n.) To do disfavor to; to bring reproach or shame upon; to dishonor; to treat or cover with ignominy; to lower in estimation.

Disgrace (n.) To treat discourteously; to upbraid; to revile.

Disgrade (v. t.) To degrade.

Disguise (v. t.) To change the guise or appearance of; especially, to conceal by an unusual dress, or one intended to mislead or deceive.

Disguise (v. t.) To hide by a counterfeit appearance; to cloak by a false show; to mask; as, to disguise anger; to disguise one's sentiments, character, or intentions.

Disguise (v. t.) To affect or change by liquor; to intoxicate.

Disguise (n.) A dress or exterior put on for purposes of concealment or of deception; as, persons doing unlawful acts in disguise are subject to heavy penalties.

Disguise (n.) Artificial language or manner assumed for deception; false appearance; counterfeit semblance or show.

Disguise (n.) Change of manner by drink; intoxication.

Disguise (n.) A masque or masquerade.

Dishabit (v. t.) To dislodge.

Dishable (v. t.) To disable.

Dishable (v. t.) To disparage.

Dishaunt (v. t.) To leave; to quit; to cease to haunt.

Disheart (v. t.) To dishearten.

Disherit (v. t.) To disinherit; to cut off, or detain, from the possession or enjoyment of an inheritance.

Dishevel (v. t.) To suffer (the hair) to hang loosely or disorderly; to spread or throw (the hair) in disorder; -- used chiefly in the passive participle.

Dishevel (v. t.) To spread loosely or disorderly.

Dishevel (v. i.) To be spread in disorder or hang negligently, as the hair.

Dishfuls (pl. ) of Dishful

Dishonor (n.) Lack of honor; disgrace; ignominy; shame; reproach.

Dishonor (n.) The nonpayment or nonacceptance of commercial paper by the party on whom it is drawn.

Dishonor (v. t.) To deprive of honor; to disgrace; to bring reproach or shame on; to treat with indignity, or as unworthy in the sight of others; to stain the character of; to lessen the reputation of; as, the duelist dishonors himself to maintain his honor.

Dishonor (v. t.) To violate the chastity of; to debauch.

Dishonor (v. t.) To refuse or dec

Dishorse (v. t.) To dismount.

Dishouse (v. t.) To deprive of house or home.

Dishumor (n.) Ill humor.

Dishumor (v. t.) To deprive of humor or desire; to put out of humor.

Disinter (v. t.) To take out of the grave or tomb; to unbury; to exhume; to dig up.

Disinter (v. t.) To bring out, as from a grave or hiding place; to bring from obscurity into view.

Disinure (v. t.) To render unaccustomed or unfamiliar.

Disjoint (a.) Disjointed; unconnected; -- opposed to conjoint.

Disjoint (v. t.) Difficult situation; dilemma; strait.

Disjoint (v. t.) To separate the joints of; to separate, as parts united by joints; to put out of joint; to force out of its socket; to dislocate; as, to disjoint limbs; to disjoint bones; to disjoint a fowl in carving.

Disjoint (v. t.) To separate at junctures or joints; to break where parts are united; to break in pieces; as, disjointed columns; to disjoint and edifice.

Disjoint (v. t.) To break the natural order and relations of; to make incoherent; as, a disjointed speech.

Disjoint (v. i.) To fall in pieces.

Disjunct (a.) Disjoined; separated.

Disjunct (a.) Having the head, thorax, and abdomen separated by a deep constriction.

Diskless (a.) Having no disk; appearing as a point and not expanded into a disk, as the image of a faint star in a telescope.

Disleave (v. t.) To deprive of leaves.

Disliked (imp. & p. p.) of Dislike

Disliken (v. t.) To make unlike; to disguise.

Disliker (n.) One who dislikes or disrelishes.

Dislodge (v. t.) To drive from a lodge or place of rest; to remove from a place of quiet or repose; as, shells resting in the sea at a considerate depth are not dislodged by storms.

Dislodge (v. t.) To drive out from a place of hiding or defense; as, to dislodge a deer, or an enemy.

Dislodge (v. i.) To go from a place of rest.

Dislodge (n.) Dwelling apart; separation.

Disloign (v. t.) To put at a distance; to remove.

Disloyal (a.) Not loyal; not true to a sovereign or lawful superior, or to the government under which one lives; false where allegiance is due; faithless; as, a subject disloyal to the king; a husband disloyal to his wife.

Dismally (adv.) In a dismal manner; gloomily; sorrowfully; uncomfortably.

Dismarch (v. i.) To march away.

Dismarry (v. t.) To free from the bonds of marriage; to divorce.

Dismayed (imp. & p. p.) of Dismay

Dismount (v. i.) To come down; to descend.

Dismount (v. i.) To alight from a horse; to descend or get off, as a rider from his beast; as, the troops dismounted.

Dismount (v. t.) To throw or bring down from an elevation, place of honor and authority, or the like.

Dismount (v. t.) To throw or remove from a horse; to unhorse; as, the soldier dismounted his adversary.

Dismount (v. t.) To take down, or apart, as a machine.

Dismount (v. t.) To throw or remove from the carriage, or from that on which a thing is mounted; to break the carriage or wheels of, and render useless; to deprive of equipments or mountings; -- said esp. of artillery.

Disorder (n.) Want of order or regular disposition; lack of arrangement; confusion; disarray; as, the troops were thrown into disorder; the papers are in disorder.

Disorder (n.) Neglect of order or system; irregularity.

Disorder (n.) Breach of public order; disturbance of the peace of society; tumult.

Disorder (n.) Disturbance of the functions of the animal economy of the soul; sickness; derangement.

Disorder (v. t.) To disturb the order of; to derange or disarrange; to throw into confusion; to confuse.

Disorder (v. t.) To disturb or interrupt the regular and natural functions of (either body or mind); to produce sickness or indisposition in; to discompose; to derange; as, to disorder the head or stomach.

Disorder (v. t.) To depose from holy orders.

Disowned (imp. & p. p.) of Disown

Dispatch (v. t.) To dispose of speedily, as business; to execute quickly; to make a speedy end of; to finish; to perform.

Dispatch (v. t.) To rid; to free.

Dispatch (v. t.) To get rid of by sending off; to send away hastily.

Dispatch (v. t.) To send off or away; -- particularly applied to sending off messengers, messages, letters, etc., on special business, and implying haste.

Dispatch (v. t.) To send out of the world; to put to death.

Dispatch (v. i.) To make haste; to conclude an affair; to finish a matter of business.

Dispatch (v. t.) The act of sending a message or messenger in haste or on important business.

Dispatch (v. t.) Any sending away; dismissal; riddance.

Dispatch (v. t.) The finishing up of a business; speedy performance, as of business; prompt execution; diligence; haste.

Dispatch (v. t.) A message dispatched or sent with speed; especially, an important official letter sent from one public officer to another; -- often used in the plural; as, a messenger has arrived with dispatches for the American minister; naval or military dispatches.

Dispatch (v. t.) A message transmitted by telegraph.

Dispathy (n.) Lack of sympathy; want of passion; apathy.

Dispence (v. i. & n.) See Dispense.

Dispense (v. t.) To deal out in portions; to distribute; to give; as, the steward dispenses provisions according directions; Nature dispenses her bounties; to dispense medicines.

Dispense (v. t.) To apply, as laws to particular cases; to administer; to execute; to manage; to direct.

Dispense (v. t.) To pay for; to atone for.

Dispense (v. t.) To exempt; to excuse; to absolve; -- with from.

Dispense (v. i.) To compensate; to make up; to make amends.

Dispense (v. i.) To give dispensation.

Dispense (v. t.) Dispensation; exemption.

Dispense (n.) Expense; profusion; outlay.

Disperge (v. t.) To sprinkle.

Disperse (v. t.) To scatter abroad; to drive to different parts; to distribute; to diffuse; to spread; as, the Jews are dispersed among all nations.

Disperse (v. t.) To scatter, so as to cause to vanish; to dissipate; as, to disperse vapors.

Disperse (v. i.) To separate; to go or move into different parts; to vanish; as, the company dispersed at ten o'clock; the clouds disperse.

Disperse (v. i.) To distribute wealth; to share one's abundance with others.

Dispirit (v. t.) To deprive of cheerful spirits; to depress the spirits of; to dishearten; to discourage.

Dispirit (v. t.) To distill or infuse the spirit of.

Displace (v. t.) To change the place of; to remove from the usual or proper place; to put out of place; to place in another situation; as, the books in the library are all displaced.

Displace (v. t.) To crowd out; to take the place of.

Displace (v. t.) To remove from a state, office, dignity, or employment; to discharge; to depose; as, to displace an officer of the revenue.

Displace (v. t.) To dislodge; to drive away; to banish.

Displant (v. t.) To remove (what is planted or fixed); to unsettle and take away; to displace; to root out; as, to displant inhabitants.

Displant (v. t.) To strip of what is planted or settled; as, to displant a country of inhabitants.

Displode (v. t.) To discharge; to explode.

Displode (v. i.) To burst with a loud report; to explode.

Displume (v. t.) To strip of, or as of, a plume, or plumes; to deprive of decoration; to dishonor; to degrade.

Disponee (n.) The person to whom any property is legally conveyed.

Disponer (n.) One who legally transfers property from himself to another.

Disponge (v. t.) To sprinkle, as with water from a sponge.

Disposal (n.) The act of disposing, or disposing of, anything; arrangement; orderly distribution; a putting in order; as, the disposal of the troops in two

Disposal (n.) Ordering; regulation; adjustment; management; government; direction.

Disposal (n.) Regulation of the fate, condition, application, etc., of anything; the transference of anything into new hands, a new place, condition, etc.; alienation, or parting; as, a disposal of property.

Disposal (n.) Power or authority to dispose of, determine the condition of, control, etc., especially in the phrase at, or in, the disposal of.

Disposed (imp. & p. p.) of Dispose

Disposed (p. a.) Inc

Disposed (p. a.) Inc

Disposer (n.) One who, or that which, disposes; a regulator; a director; a bestower.

Dispread (v. t.) To spread abroad, or different ways; to spread apart; to open; as, the sun dispreads his beams.

Dispread (v. i.) To extend or expand itself.

Disprize (v. t.) To depreciate.

Disproof (n.) A proving to be false or erroneous; confutation; refutation; as, to offer evidence in disproof of a statement.

Disprove (v. t.) To prove to be false or erroneous; to confute; to refute.

Disprove (v. t.) To disallow; to disapprove of.

Dispunct (a.) Wanting in punctilious respect; discourteous.

Dispunct (v. t.) To expunge.

Dispunge (v. t.) To expunge; to erase.

Dispunge (v. t.) See Disponge.

Dispurse (v. t.) To disburse.

Disputed (imp. & p. p.) of Dispute

Disputer (n.) One who disputes, or who is given to disputes; a controvertist.

Disquiet (a.) Deprived of quiet; impatient; restless; uneasy.

Disquiet (n.) Want of quiet; want of tranquility in body or mind; uneasiness; restlessness; disturbance; anxiety.

Disquiet (v. t.) To render unquiet; to deprive of peace, rest, or tranquility; to make uneasy or restless; to disturb.

Disrange (v. t.) To disarrange.

Disrobed (imp. & p. p.) of Disrobe

Disrober (n.) One who, or that which, disrobes.

Disseize (v. t.) To deprive of seizin or possession; to dispossess or oust wrongfully (one in freehold possession of land); -- followed by of; as, to disseize a tenant of his freehold.

Disserve (v. t.) To fail to serve; to do injury or mischief to; to damage; to hurt; to harm.

Dissever (v. t.) To part in two; to sever thoroughly; to sunder; to disunite; to separate; to disperse.

Dissever (v. i.) To part; to separate.

Dissolve (v. t.) To separate into competent parts; to disorganize; to break up; hence, to bring to an end by separating the parts, sundering a relation, etc.; to terminate; to destroy; to deprive of force; as, to dissolve a partnership; to dissolve Parliament.

Dissolve (v. t.) To break the continuity of; to disconnect; to disunite; to sunder; to loosen; to undo; to separate.

Dissolve (v. t.) To convert into a liquid by means of heat, moisture, etc.,; to melt; to liquefy; to soften.

Dissolve (v. t.) To solve; to clear up; to resolve.

Dissolve (v. t.) To relax by pleasure; to make powerless.

Dissolve (v. t.) To annul; to rescind; to discharge or release; as, to dissolve an injunction.

Dissolve (v. i.) To waste away; to be dissipated; to be decomposed or broken up.

Dissolve (v. i.) To become fluid; to be melted; to be liquefied.

Dissolve (v. i.) To fade away; to fall to nothing; to lose power.

Dissuade (v. t.) To advise or exhort against; to try to persuade (one from a course).

Dissuade (v. t.) To divert by persuasion; to turn from a purpose by reasons or motives; -- with from; as, I could not dissuade him from his purpose.

Distaffs (pl. ) of Distaff

Distaves (pl. ) of Distaff

Distally (adv.) Toward a distal part.

Distance (n.) The space between two objects; the length of a

Distance (n.) Remoteness of place; a remote place.

Distance (n.) A space marked out in the last part of a race course.

Distance (n.) Relative space, between troops in ranks, measured from front to rear; -- contrasted with interval, which is measured from right to left.

Distance (n.) Space between two antagonists in fencing.

Distance (n.) The part of a picture which contains the representation of those objects which are the farthest away, esp. in a landscape.

Distance (n.) Ideal disjunction; discrepancy; contrariety.

Distance (n.) Length or interval of time; period, past or future, between two eras or events.

Distance (n.) The remoteness or reserve which respect requires; hence, respect; ceremoniousness.

Distance (n.) A withholding of intimacy; alienation; coldness; disagreement; variance; restraint; reserve.

Distance (n.) Remoteness in succession or relation; as, the distance between a descendant and his ancestor.

Distance (n.) The interval between two notes; as, the distance of a fourth or seventh.

Distance (v. t.) To place at a distance or remotely.

Distance (v. t.) To cause to appear as if at a distance; to make seem remote.

Distance (v. t.) To outstrip by as much as a distance (see Distance, n., 3); to leave far behind; to surpass greatly.

Distancy (n.) Distance.

Distaste (n.) Aversion of the taste; dislike, as of food or drink; disrelish.

Distaste (n.) Discomfort; uneasiness.

Distaste (n.) Alienation of affection; displeasure; anger.

Distaste (v. t.) Not to have relish or taste for; to disrelish; to loathe; to dislike.

Distaste (v. t.) To offend; to disgust; to displease.

Distaste (v. t.) To deprive of taste or relish; to make unsavory or distasteful.

Distaste (v. i.) To be distasteful; to taste ill or disagreeable.

Disthene (n.) Cyanite or kyanite; -- so called in allusion to its unequal hardness in two different directions. See Cyanite.

Distinct (a.) Distinguished; having the difference marked; separated by a visible sign; marked out; specified.

Distinct (a.) Marked; variegated.

Distinct (a.) Separate in place; not conjunct; not united by growth or otherwise; -- with from.

Distinct (a.) Not identical; different; individual.

Distinct (a.) So separated as not to be confounded with any other thing; not liable to be misunderstood; not confused; well-defined; clear; as, we have a distinct or indistinct view of a prospect.

Distinct (v. t.) To distinguish.

Distitle (v. t.) To deprive of title or right.

Distract (a.) Separated; drawn asunder.

Distract (a.) Insane; mad.

Distract (v. t.) To draw apart or away; to divide; to disjoin.

Distract (v. t.) To draw (the sight, mind, or attention) in different directions; to perplex; to confuse; as, to distract the eye; to distract the attention.

Distract (v. t.) To agitate by conflicting passions, or by a variety of motives or of cares; to confound; to harass.

Distract (v. t.) To unsettle the reason of; to render insane; to craze; to madden; -- most frequently used in the participle, distracted.

Distrain (v. t.) To press heavily upon; to bear down upon with violence; hence, to constrain or compel; to bind; to distress, torment, or afflict.

Distrain (v. t.) To rend; to tear.

Distrain (v. t.) To seize, as a pledge or indemnification; to take possession of as security for nonpayment of rent, the reparation of an injury done, etc.; to take by distress; as, to distrain goods for rent, or of an amercement.

Distrain (v. t.) To subject to distress; to coerce; as, to distrain a person by his goods and chattels.

Distrain (v. i.) To levy a distress.

Distrait (a.) Absent-minded; lost in thought; abstracted.

Distream (v. i.) To flow.

Distress (n.) Extreme pain or suffering; anguish of body or mind; as, to suffer distress from the gout, or from the loss of friends.

Distress (n.) That which occasions suffering; painful situation; misfortune; affliction; misery.

Distress (n.) A state of danger or necessity; as, a ship in distress, from leaking, loss of spars, want of provisions or water, etc.

Distress (n.) The act of distraining; the taking of a personal chattel out of the possession of a wrongdoer, by way of pledge for redress of an injury, or for the performance of a duty, as for nonpayment of rent or taxes, or for injury done by cattle, etc.

Distress (n.) The thing taken by distraining; that which is seized to procure satisfaction.

Distress (n.) To cause pain or anguish to; to pain; to oppress with calamity; to afflict; to harass; to make miserable.

Distress (n.) To compel by pain or suffering.

Distress (n.) To seize for debt; to distrain.

District (a.) Rigorous; stringent; harsh.

District (n.) The territory within which the lord has the power of coercing and punishing.

District (n.) A division of territory; a defined portion of a state, town, or city, etc., made for administrative, electoral, or other purposes; as, a congressional district, judicial district, land district, school district, etc.

District (n.) Any portion of territory of undefined extent; a region; a country; a tract.

District (v. t.) To divide into districts or limited portions of territory; as, legislatures district States for the choice of representatives.

Distrust (v. t.) To feel absence of trust in; not to confide in or rely upon; to deem of questionable sufficiency or reality; to doubt; to be suspicious of; to mistrust.

Distrust (n.) Doubt of sufficiency, reality, or sincerity; want of confidence, faith, or reliance; as, distrust of one's power, authority, will, purposes, schemes, etc.

Distrust (n.) Suspicion of evil designs.

Distrust (n.) State of being suspected; loss of trust.

Disunion (n.) The termination of union; separation; disjunction; as, the disunion of the body and the soul.

Disunion (n.) A breach of concord and its effect; alienation.

Disunion (n.) The termination or disruption of the union of the States forming the United States.

Disunite (v. t.) To destroy the union of; to divide; to part; to sever; to disjoin; to sunder; to separate; as, to disunite particles of matter.

Disunite (v. t.) To alienate in spirit; to break the concord of.

Disunite (v. i.) To part; to fall asunder; to become separated.

Disunity (n.) A state of separation or disunion; want of unity.

Disusage (n.) Gradual cessation of use or custom; neglect of use; disuse.

Disusing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disuse

Disvalue (v. t.) To undervalue; to depreciate.

Disvalue (n.) Disesteem; disregard.

Disvelop (v. t.) To develop.

Disvouch (v. t.) To discredit; to contradict.

Disworth (v. t.) To deprive of worth; to degrade.

Ditation (n.) The act of making rich; enrichment.

Ditching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ditch

Dithecal (a.) Alt. of Dithecous

Ditheism (n.) The doctrine of those who maintain the existence of two gods or of two original principles (as in Manicheism), one good and one evil; dualism.

Ditheist (n.) One who holds the doctrine of ditheism; a dualist.

Ditokous (a.) Having two kinds of young, as certain annelids.

Ditokous (a.) Producing only two eggs for a clutch, as certain birds do.

Ditroite (n.) An igneous rock composed of orthoclase, elaeolite, and sodalite.

Diureide (n.) One of a series of complex nitrogenous substances regarded as containing two molecules of urea or their radicals, as uric acid or allantoin. Cf. Ureide.

Diuresis (n.) Free excretion of urine.

Diuretic (a.) Tending to increase the secretion and discharge of urine.

Diuretic (n.) A medicine with diuretic properties.

Divalent (a.) Having two units of combining power; bivalent. Cf. Valence.

Diverged (imp. & p. p.) of Diverge

Diverted (imp. & p. p.) of Divert

Diverter (n.) One who, or that which, diverts, turns off, or pleases.

Divested (imp. & p. p.) of Divest

Dividant (a.) Different; distinct.

Dividing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Divide

Dividend (n.) A sum of money to be divided and distributed; the share of a sum divided that falls to each individual; a distribute sum, share, or percentage; -- applied to the profits as appropriated among shareholders, and to assets as apportioned among creditors; as, the dividend of a bank, a railway corporation, or a bankrupt estate.

Dividend (n.) A number or quantity which is to be divided.

Divident (n.) Dividend; share.

Dividing (a.) That divides; separating; marking divisions; graduating.

Dividual (a.) Divided, shared, or participated in, in common with others.

Divining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Divine

Divinely (adv.) In a divine or godlike manner; holily; admirably or excellently in a supreme degree.

Divinely (adv.) By the agency or influence of God.

Divinify (v. t.) To render divine; to deify.

Divining (a.) That divines; for divining.

Divinity (a.) The state of being divine; the nature or essence of God; deity; godhead.

Divinity (a.) The Deity; the Supreme Being; God.

Divinity (a.) A pretended deity of pagans; a false god.

Divinity (a.) A celestial being, inferior to the supreme God, but superior to man.

Divinity (a.) Something divine or superhuman; supernatural power or virtue; something which inspires awe.

Divinity (a.) The science of divine things; the science which treats of God, his laws and moral government, and the way of salvation; theology.

Divinize (v. t.) To invest with a divine character; to deify.

Division (n.) The act or process of diving anything into parts, or the state of being so divided; separation.

Division (n.) That which divides or keeps apart; a partition.

Division (n.) The portion separated by the divining of a mass or body; a distinct segment or section.

Division (n.) Disunion; difference in opinion or feeling; discord; variance; alienation.

Division (n.) Difference of condition; state of distinction; distinction; contrast.

Division (n.) Separation of the members of a deliberative body, esp. of the Houses of Parliament, to ascertain the vote.

Division (n.) The process of finding how many times one number or quantity is contained in another; the reverse of multiplication; also, the rule by which the operation is performed.

Division (n.) The separation of a genus into its constituent species.

Division (n.) Two or more brigades under the command of a general officer.

Division (n.) Two companies of infantry maneuvering as one subdivision of a battalion.

Division (n.) One of the larger districts into which a country is divided for administering military affairs.

Division (n.) One of the groups into which a fleet is divided.

Division (n.) A course of notes so running into each other as to form one series or chain, to be sung in one breath to one syllable.

Division (n.) The distribution of a discourse into parts; a part so distinguished.

Division (n.) A grade or rank in classification; a portion of a tribe or of a class; or, in some recent authorities, equivalent to a subkingdom.

Divisive (a.) Indicating division or distribution.

Divisive (a.) Creating, or tending to create, division, separation, or difference.

Divorced (imp. & p. p.) of Divorce

Divorcee (n.) A person divorced.

Divorcer (n.) The person or cause that produces or effects a divorce.

Divulged (imp. & p. p.) of Divulge

Dizening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dizen

Dizzying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dizzy

Eighteen (a.) Eight and ten; as, eighteen pounds.

Eighteen (n.) The number greater by a unit than seventeen; eighteen units or objects.

Eighteen (n.) A symbol denoting eighteen units, as 18 or xviii.

Eighthly (adv.) As the eighth in order.

Eikosane (n.) A solid hydrocarbon, C20H42, of the paraffine series, of artificial production, and also probably occurring in petroleum.

Fiascoes (pl. ) of Fiasco

Fibrilla (n.) A minute thread of fiber, as one of the fibrous elements of a muscular fiber; a fibril.

Fibu-lar (a.) Pertaining to the fibula.

Fibulare (n.) The bone or cartilage of the tarsus, which articulates with the fibula, and corresponds to the calcaneum in man and most mammals.

Fictious (a.) Fictitious.

Fiddling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fiddle

Fidelity (n.) Faithfulness; adherence to right; careful and exact observance of duty, or discharge of obligations.

Fidelity (n.) Adherence to a person or party to which one is bound; loyalty.

Fidelity (n.) Adherence to the marriage contract.

Fidelity (n.) Adherence to truth; veracity; honesty.

Fidgeted (imp. & p. p.) of Fidget

Fiducial (a.) Having faith or trust; confident; undoubting; firm.

Fiducial (a.) Having the nature of a trust; fiduciary; as, fiducial power.

Fielding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Field

Fielding (n.) The act of playing as a fielder.

Fiendful (a.) Full of fiendish spirit or arts.

Fiendish (a.) Like a fiend; diabolically wicked or cruel; infernal; malignant; devilish; hellish.

Fiftieth (a.) Next in order after the forty-ninth; -- the ordinal of fifty.

Fiftieth (a.) Consisting of one of fifty equal parts or divisions.

Fiftieth (n.) One of fifty equal parts; the quotient of a unit divided by fifty.

Figeater (n.) A large beetle (Allorhina nitida) which in the Southern United States destroys figs. The elytra are velvety green with pale borders.

Figeater (n.) A bird. See Figpecker.

Fighting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fight

Fighting (a.) Qualified for war; fit for battle.

Fighting (a.) Occupied in war; being the scene of a battle; as, a fighting field.

Figulate (a.) Alt. of Figulated


Figurant (n. masc.) One who dances at the opera, not singly, but in groups or figures; an accessory character on the stage, who figures in its scenes, but has nothing to say; hence, one who figures in any scene, without taking a prominent part.

Figurate (a.) Of a definite form or figure.

Figurate (a.) Figurative; metaphorical.

Figurate (a.) Florid; figurative; involving passing discords by the freer melodic movement of one or more parts or voices in the harmony; as, figurate counterpoint or descant.

Figuring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Figure

Figurial (a.) Represented by figure or de

Figurine (n.) A very small figure, whether human or of an animal; especially, one in terra cotta or the like; -- distinguished from statuette, which is applied to small figures in bronze, marble, etc.

Figurist (n.) One who uses or interprets figurative expressions.

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

Filander (n.) A species of kangaroo (Macropus Brunii), inhabiting New Guinea.

Filatory (n.) A machine for forming threads.

Filature (n.) A drawing out into threads; hence, the reeling of silk from cocoons.

Filature (n.) A reel for drawing off silk from cocoons; also, an establishment for reeling silk.

Filching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Filch

Filefish (n.) Any plectognath fish of the genera Monacanthus, Alutera, balistes, and allied genera; -- so called on account of the roughly granulated skin, which is sometimes used in place of sandpaper.

Filially (adv.) In a filial manner.

Filicide (n.) The act of murdering a son or a daughter; also, parent who commits such a murder.

Filicoid (a.) Fernlike, either in form or in the nature of the method of reproduction.

Filicoid (n.) A fernlike plant.

Filiform (a.) Having the shape of a thread or filament; as, the filiform papillae of the tongue; a filiform style or peduncle. See Illust. of AntennAe.

Filigree (n.) Ornamental work, formerly with grains or breads, but now composed of fine wire and used chiefly in decorating gold and silver to which the wire is soldered, being arranged in designs frequently of a delicate and intricate arabesque pattern.

Filigree (a.) Relating to, composed of, or resembling, work in filigree; as, a filigree basket. Hence: Fanciful; unsubstantial; merely decorative.

Filleted (imp. & p. p.) of Fillet

Fillibeg (n.) A kilt. See Filibeg.

Filliped (imp. & p. p.) of Fillip

Filtered (imp. & p. p.) of Filter

Filthily (adv.) In a filthy manner; foully.

Filtrate (v. t.) To filter; to defecate; as liquid, by straining or percolation.

Filtrate (n.) That which has been filtered; the liquid which has passed through the filter in the process of filtration.

Fimbriae (pl. ) of Fimbria

Finality (n.) The state of being final, finished, or complete; a final or conclusive arrangement; a settlement.

Finality (n.) The relation of end or purpose to its means.

Finative (a.) Conclusive; decisive; definitive; final.

Findable (a.) Capable of beong found; discoverable.

Finedraw (v. t.) To sew up, so nicely that the seam is not perceived; to renter.

Fineless (a.) Endless; boundless.

Fineness (a.) The quality or condition of being fine.

Fineness (a.) Freedom from foreign matter or alloy; clearness; purity; as, the fineness of liquor.

Fineness (a.) The proportion of pure silver or gold in jewelry, bullion, or coins.

Fineness (a.) Keenness or sharpness; as, the fineness of a needle's point, or of the edge of a blade.

Finespun (a.) Spun so as to be fine; drawn to a fine thread; attenuated; hence, unsubstantial; visionary; as, finespun theories.

Finessed (imp. & p. p.) of Finesse

Fingered (imp. & p. p.) of Finger

Fingered (a.) Having fingers.

Fingered (a.) Having leaflets like fingers; digitate.

Fingered (a.) Marked with figures designating which finger should be used for each note.

Fingerer (n.) One who fingers; a pilferer.

Fingrigo (n.) A prickly, climbing shrub of the genus Pisonia. The fruit is a kind of berry.

Finished (imp. & p. p.) of Finish

Finished (a.) Polished to the highest degree of excellence; complete; perfect; as, a finished poem; a finished education.

Finisher (n.) One who finishes, puts an end to, completes, or perfects; esp. used in the trades, as in hatting, weaving, etc., for the workman who gives a finishing touch to the work, or any part of it, and brings it to perfection.

Finisher (n.) Something that gives the finishing touch to, or settles, anything.

Finitely (adv.) In a finite manner or degree.

Finitude (n.) Limitation.

Finnikin (n.) A variety of pigeon, with a crest somewhat resembling the mane of a horse.

Finochio (n.) An umbelliferous plant (Foeniculum dulce) having a somewhat tuberous stem; sweet fennel. The blanched stems are used in France and Italy as a culinary vegetable.

Fin-toed (a.) Having toes connected by a membrane; palmiped; palmated; also, lobate.

Fireback (n.) One of several species of pheasants of the genus Euplocamus, having the lower back a bright, fiery red. They inhabit Southern Asia and the East Indies.

Fireball (n.) A ball filled with powder or other combustibles, intended to be thrown among enemies, and to injure by explosion; also, to set fire to their works and light them up, so that movements may be seen.

Fireball (n.) A luminous meteor, resembling a ball of fire passing rapidly through the air, and sometimes exploding.

Firebare (n.) A beacon.

Firebird (n.) The Baltimore oriole.

Firebote (n.) An allowance of fuel. See Bote.

Firefish (n.) A singular marine fish of the genus Pterois, family Scorpaenidae, of several species, inhabiting the Indo-Pacific region. They are usually red, and have very large spinose pectoral and dorsal fins.

Fireless (a.) Destitute of fire.

Firelock (n.) An old form of gunlock, as the flintlock, which ignites the priming by a spark; perhaps originally, a matchlock. Hence, a gun having such a lock.

Fire-new (a.) Fresh from the forge; bright; quite new; brand-new.

Fire-set (n.) A set of fire irons, including, commonly, tongs, shovel, and poker.

Fireside (n.) A place near the fire or hearth; home; domestic life or retirement.

Firetail (n.) The European redstart; -- called also fireflirt.

Fireweed (n.) An American plant (Erechthites hiercifolia), very troublesome in spots where brushwood has been burned.

Fireweed (n.) The great willow-herb (Epilobium spicatum).

Firewood (n.) Wood for fuel.

Firework (n.) A device for producing a striking display of light, or a figure or figures in plain or colored fire, by the combustion of materials that burn in some peculiar manner, as gunpowder, sulphur, metallic filings, and various salts. The most common feature of fireworks is a paper or pasteboard tube filled with the combustible material. A number of these tubes or cases are often combined so as to make, when kindled, a great variety of figures in fire, often variously colored. The skyroc

Firework (n.) A pyrotechnic exhibition.

Fireworm (n.) The larva of a small tortricid moth which eats the leaves of the cranberry, so that the vines look as if burned; -- called also cranberry worm.

Firmless (a.) Detached from substance.

Firmless (a.) Infirm; unstable.

Firmness (n.) The state or quality of being firm.

Fir tree () See Fir.

Fishhawk (n.) The osprey (Pandion haliaetus), found both in Europe and America; -- so called because it plunges into the water and seizes fishes in its talons. Called also fishing eagle, and bald buzzard.

Fishhook (n.) A hook for catching fish.

Fishhook (n.) A hook with a pendant, to the end of which the fish-tackle is hooked.

Fishlike (a.) Like fish; suggestive of fish; having some of the qualities of fish.

Fishskin (n.) The skin of a fish (dog fish, shark, etc.)

Fishskin (n.) See Ichthyosis.

Fishwife (n.) A fishwoman.

Fissiped (a.) Alt. of Fissipedal

Fissiped (n.) One of the Fissipedia.

Fissural (a.) Pertaining to a fissure or fissures; as, the fissural pattern of a brain.

Fistinut (n.) A pistachio nut.

Fistulae (pl. ) of Fistula

Fistular (a.) Hollow and cylindrical, like a pipe or reed.

Fittable (a.) Suitable; fit.

Fivefold (a. & adv.) In fives; consisting of five in one; five repeated; quintuple.

Fiveling (n.) A compound or twin crystal consisting of five individuals.

Fixation (n.) The act of fixing, or the state of being fixed.

Fixation (n.) The act of uniting chemically with a solid substance or in a solid form; reduction to a non-volatile condition; -- said of gaseous elements.

Fixation (n.) The act or process of ceasing to be fluid and becoming firm.

Fixation (n.) A state of resistance to evaporation or volatilization by heat; -- said of metals.

Fixative (n.) That which serves to set or fix colors or drawings, as a mordant.

Fixidity (n.) Fixedness.

Fizzling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fizzle

Giambeux (n. pl.) Greaves; armor for the legs.

Giantess (n.) A woman of extraordinary size.

Giantize (v. i.) To play the giant.

Gibbered (imp. & p. p.) of Gibber

Gibbeted (imp. & p. p.) of Gibbet

Gib boom () See Jib boom.

Gibbsite (n.) A hydrate of alumina.

Gibingly (adv.) In a gibing manner; scornfully.

Gibstaff (n.) A staff to guage water, or to push a boat.

Gibstaff (n.) A staff formerly used in fighting beasts on the stage.

Giffgaff (n.) Mutial accommodation; mutual giving.

Gigantic (a.) Of extraordinary size; like a giant.

Gigantic (a.) Such as a giant might use, make, or cause; immense; tremendous; extraordinarly; as, gigantic deeds; gigantic wickedness.

Gigerium (n.) The muscular stomach, or gizzard, of birds.

Giggling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Giggle

Guilding (n.) The art or practice of overlaying or covering with gold leaf; also, a thin coating or wash of gold, or of that which resembles gold.

Guilding (n.) Gold in leaf, powder, or liquid, for application to any surface.

Guilding (n.) Any superficial coating or appearance, as opposed to what is solid and genuine.

Gilthead (n.) A marine fish.

Gilthead (n.) The Pagrus, / Chrysophrys, auratus, a valuable food fish common in the Mediterranean (so named from its golden-colored head); -- called also giltpoll.

Gilthead (n.) The Crenilabrus melops, of the British coasts; -- called also golden maid, conner, sea partridge.

Gilttail (n.) A yellow-tailed worm or larva.

Gimcrack (n.) A trivial mechanism; a device; a toy; a pretty thing.

Gimleted (imp. & p. p.) of Gimlet

Gingerly (adv.) Cautiously; timidly; fastidiously; daintily.

Gingival (a.) Of or pertaining to the gums.

Ginglymi (pl. ) of Ginglymus

Ginhouse (n.) A building where cotton is ginned.

Ginkgoes (pl. ) of Ginkgo

Gipsyism (n.) See Gypsyism.

Girdling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Girdle

Girlhood (n.) State or time of being a girl.


Hiatuses (pl. ) of Hiatus

Hibernal (a.) Belonging or relating to winter; wintry; winterish.

Hibiscus (n.) A genus of plants (herbs, shrubs, or trees), some species of which have large, showy flowers. Some species are cultivated in India for their fiber, which is used as a substitute for hemp. See Althea, Hollyhock, and Manoe.

Hiccough (n.) A modified respiratory movement; a spasmodic inspiration, consisting of a sudden contraction of the diaphragm, accompanied with closure of the glottis, so that further entrance of air is prevented, while the impulse of the column of air entering and striking upon the closed glottis produces a sound, or hiccough.

Hiccough (v. i.) To have a hiccough or hiccoughs.

Hicksite (n.) A member or follower of the "liberal" party, headed by Elias Hicks, which, because of a change of views respecting the divinity of Christ and the Atonement, seceded from the conservative portion of the Society of Friends in the United States, in 1827.

Hickwall (n.) Alt. of Hickway

Hiddenly (adv.) In a hidden manner.

Hierarch (n.) One who has high and controlling authority in sacred things; the chief of a sacred order; as, princely hierarchs.

Hieratic (a.) Consecrated to sacred uses; sacerdotal; pertaining to priests.

Higgling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Higgle

Highborn (a.) Of noble birth.

High-fed (a.) Pampered; fed luxuriously.

High-hoe (n.) The European green woodpecker or yaffle.

Highland (n.) Elevated or mountainous land; (often in the pl.) an elevated region or country; as, the Highlands of Scotland.

High-low (n.) A laced boot, ankle high.

Highmost (a.) Highest.

Highness (n.) The state of being high; elevation; loftiness.

Highness (n.) A title of honor given to kings, princes, or other persons of rank; as, His Royal Highness.

High-red (a.) Of a strong red color.

Highroad (n.) A highway; a much traveled or main road.

High-top (n.) A ship's masthead.

Hilarity (n.) Boisterous mirth; merriment; jollity.

Hillside (n.) The side or declivity of a hill.

Himselve (pron.) See 1st Himself.

Himyaric (a.) Alt. of Himyaritic

Hindered (imp. & p. p.) of Hinder

Hinderer (n.) One who, or that which, hinders.

Hindmost (a.) Furthest in or toward the rear; last.

Hinduism (n.) The religious doctrines and rites of the Hindoos; Brahmanism.

Hinniate (v. i.) Alt. of Hinny

Hippuric (a.) Obtained from the urine of horses; as, hippuric acid.

Hip tree () The dog-rose.

Hireless (a.) Without hire.

Hireling (n.) One who is hired, or who serves for wages; esp., one whose motive and interest in serving another are wholly gainful; a mercenary.

Hireling (a.) Serving for hire or wages; venal; mercenary.

Hirudine (a.) Of or pertaining to the leeches.

Hispanic (a.) Of or pertaining to Spain or its language; as, Hispanic words.

Historic (a.) Alt. of Historical

Histrion (n.) A player.

Hitching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hitch

Hitherto (adv.) To this place; to a prescribed limit.

Hitherto (adv.) Up to this time; as yet; until now.

Hiveless (a.) Destitute of a hive.

Jimcrack (n.) See Gimcrack.

Jim-crow (n.) A machine for bending or straightening rails.

Jim-crow (n.) A planing machine with a reversing tool, to plane both ways.

Jingling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jingle

Jingling (n.) The act or process of producing a jingle; also, the sound itself; a chink.

Jingoism (n.) The policy of the Jingoes, so called. See Jingo, 2.

Kibitkas (pl. ) of Kibitka

Kickable (a.) Capable or deserving of being kicked.

Kickshaw (n.) See Kickshaws, the correct singular.

Kickshoe (n.) A kickshaws.

Kiddyish (a.) Frolicsome; sportive.

Kidnaped (imp. & p. p.) of Kidnap

Kidnaper (n.) Alt. of Kidnapper

Kiefekil (n.) A species of clay; meerschaum.

Killdeer (n.) A small American plover (Aegialitis vocifera).

Killesse (n.) A gutter, groove, or channel.

Killesse (n.) A hipped roof.

Kill-joy (n.) One who causes gloom or grief; a dispiriting person.

Kiln-dry (v. t.) To dry in a kiln; as, to kiln-dry meal or grain.

Kilnhole (n.) The mouth or opening of an oven or kiln.

Kilogram (n.) Alt. of Kilogramme

Kilowatt (n.) One thousand watts.

Kindling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Kindle

Kindless (a.) Destitute of kindness; unnatural.

Kindness (a.) The state or quality of being kind, in any of its various senses; manifestation of kind feeling or disposition beneficence.

Kindness (a.) A kind act; an act of good will; as, to do a great kindness.

Kinetics (n.) See Dynamics.

Kingbird (n.) A small American bird (Tyrannus tyrannus, or T. Caro

Kingbird (n.) The king tody. See under King.

Kingbolt (n.) A vertical iron bolt, by which the forward axle and wheels of a vehicle or the trucks of a railroad car are connected with the other parts.

Kingfish (n.) An American marine food fish of the genus Menticirrus, especially M. saxatilis, or M. nebulosos, of the Atlantic coast; -- called also whiting, surf whiting, and barb.

Kingfish (n.) The opah.

Kingfish (n.) The common cero; also, the spotted cero. See Cero.

Kingfish (n.) The queenfish.

Kinghood (n.) The state of being a king; the attributes of a king; kingship.

Kingless (a.) Having no king.

Kingling (n.) Same as Kinglet, 1.

Kingship (n.) The state, office, or dignity of a king; royalty.

Kingston (n.) Alt. of Kingstone

Kinkajou (n.) A nocturnal carnivorous mammal (Cercoleptes caudivolvulus) of South America, about as large as a full-grown cat. It has a prehensile tail and lives in trees. It is the only representative of a distinct family (Cercoleptidae) allied to the raccoons. Called also potto, and honey bear.

Kinology (n.) That branch of physics which treats of the laws of motion, or of moving bodies.

Kinsfolk (n.) Relatives; kindred; kin; persons of the same family or closely or closely related families.

Kippered (imp. & p. p.) of Kipper

Kirkyard (n.) A churchyard.

Kistvaen (n.) A Celtic monument, commonly known as a dolmen.

Kittened (imp. & p. p.) of Kitten

Kittlish (a.) Ticklish; kittle.

Kittysol (n.) The Chinese paper parasol.

Kivikivi (n.) Alt. of Kiwikiwi

Kiwikiwi (n.) Any species of Apteryx, esp. A. australis; -- so called in imitation of its notes. Called also kiwi. See Apteryx.

Libament (n.) Libation.

Libation (n.) The act of pouring a liquid or liquor, usually wine, either on the ground or on a victim in sacrifice, in honor of some deity; also, the wine or liquid thus poured out.

Libatory (a.) Pertaining to libation.

Libelled () of Libel

Libeling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Libel

Libelant (n.) One who libels; one who institutes a suit in an ecclesiastical or admiralty court.

Libelist (n.) A libeler.

Li bella (n.) A small balance.

Li bella (n.) A level, or leveling instrument.

Libelous (a.) Containing or involving a libel; defamatory; containing that which exposes some person to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule; as, a libelous pamphlet.

Liberate (a.) To release from restraint or bondage; to set at liberty; to free; to manumit; to disengage; as, to liberate a slave or prisoner; to liberate the mind from prejudice; to liberate gases.

Librated (imp. & p. p.) of Librate

Libretti (pl. ) of Libretto

Libretto (n.) A book containing the words of an opera or extended piece of music.

Libretto (n.) The words themselves.

Licensed (imp. & p. p.) of License

Licensed (a.) Having a license; permitted or authorized by license; as, a licensed victualer; a licensed traffic.

Licensee (n.) The person to whom a license is given.

Licenser (n.) One who gives a license; as, a licenser of the press.

Lichened (a.) Belonging to, or covered with, lichens.

Lichenic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or obtained from, lichens.

Lichenin (n.) A substance isomeric with starch, extracted from several species of moss and lichen, esp. from Iceland moss.

Lichwale (n.) The gromwell.

Lichwort (n.) An herb, the wall pellitory. See Pellitory.

Licorice (n.) A plant of the genus Glycyrrhiza (G. glabra), the root of which abounds with a sweet juice, and is much used in demulcent compositions.

Licorice (n.) The inspissated juice of licorice root, used as a confection and for medicinal purposes.

Licorous (a.) See Lickerish.

Liefsome (a.) Pleasing; delightful.

Liegance (n.) Same as Ligeance.

Liegemen (pl. ) of Liegeman

Liegeman (n.) Same as Liege, n., 2.

Lienculi (pl. ) of Lienculus

Lientery (n.) A diarrhea, in which the food is discharged imperfectly digested, or with but little change.

Lifeboat (n.) A strong, buoyant boat especially designed for saving the lives of shipwrecked people.

Lifehold (n.) Land held by a life estate.

Lifeless (a.) Destitute of life, or deprived of life; not containing, or inhabited by, living beings or vegetation; dead, or apparently dead; spiritless; powerless; dull; as, a lifeless carcass; lifeless matter; a lifeless desert; a lifeless wine; a lifeless story.

Lifelike (a.) Like a living being; resembling life; giving an accurate representation; as, a lifelike portrait.

Lifelong (a.) Lasting or continuing through life.

Lifemate (n.) Companion for life.

Lifesome (a.) Animated; sprightly.

Lifetime (n.) The time that life continues.

Liftable (a.) Such as can be lifted.

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

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

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

Ligation (n.) The act of binding, or the state of being bound.

Ligation (n.) That which binds; bond; connection.

Ligature (n.) The act of binding.

Ligature (n.) Anything that binds; a band or bandage.

Ligature (n.) A thread or string for tying the blood vessels, particularly the arteries, to prevent hemorrhage.

Ligature (n.) A thread or wire used to remove tumors, etc.

Ligature (n.) The state of being bound or stiffened; stiffness; as, the ligature of a joint.

Ligature (n.) Impotence caused by magic or charms.

Ligature (n.) A curve or

Ligature (n.) A double character, or a type consisting of two or more letters or characters united, as ae, /, /.

Ligature (v. t.) To ligate; to tie.

Ligeance (n.) The connection between sovereign and subject by which they were mutually bound, the former to protection and the securing of justice, the latter to faithful service; allegiance.

Ligement (n.) See Ledgment.

Lighting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Light

Lighting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Light

Lightful (a.) Full of light; bright.

Lighting (n.) A name sometimes applied to the process of annealing metals.

Lightman (n.) A man who carries or takes care of a light.

Ligneous (a.) Made of wood; consisting of wood; of the nature of, or resembling, wood; woody.

Lignitic (a.) Containing lignite; resembling, or of the nature of, lignite; as, lignitic clay.

Ligulate (a.) Alt. of Ligulated

Likeable (a.) See Likable.

Likehood (n.) Likelihood.

Likening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Liken

Likeness (n.) The state or quality of being like; similitude; resemblance; similarity; as, the likeness of the one to the other is remarkable.

Likeness (n.) Appearance or form; guise.

Likeness (n.) That which closely resembles; a portrait.

Likeness (n.) A comparison; parable; proverb.

Likerous (n.) Alt. of Likerousness

Likewise (n.) In like manner; also; moreover; too. See Also.

Lilywort (n.) Any plant of the Lily family or order.

Limacina (n.) A genus of small spiral pteropods, common in the Arctic and Antarctic seas. It contributes to the food of the right whales.

Limaille (n.) Filings of metal.

Limation (n.) The act of filing or polishing.

Limature (n.) The act of filing.

Limature (n.) That which is filed off; filings.

Limbered (imp. & p. p.) of Limber

Limbless (a.) Destitute of limbs.

Limbmeal (adv.) Piecemeal.

Limekiln (n.) A kiln or furnace in which limestone or shells are burned and reduced to lime.

Limenean (a.) Of or pertaining to Lima, or to the inhabitants of Lima, in Peru.

Limenean (n.) A native or inhabitant of Lima.

Liminess (n.) The state or quality of being limy.

Limiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Limit

Limitary (v. t.) Placed at the limit, as a guard.

Limitary (v. t.) Confined within limits; limited in extent, authority, power, etc.

Limitary (v. t.) Limiting, or tending to limit; restrictive.

Limitary (n.) That which serves to limit; a boundary; border land.

Limitary (n.) A limiter. See Limiter, 2.

Limitate (v. t.) Bounded by a distinct

Limitive (a.) Involving a limit; as, a limitive law, one designed to limit existing powers.

Limitour (n.) See Limiter, 2.

Lim naea (n.) A genus of fresh-water air-breathing mollusks, abundant in ponds and streams; -- called also pond snail.

Limoniad (n.) A nymph of the meadows; -- called also Limniad.

Limonite (n.) Hydrous sesquioxide of iron, an important ore of iron, occurring in stalactitic, mammillary, or earthy forms, of a dark brown color, and yellowish brown powder. It includes bog iron. Also called brown hematite.

Limpness (n.) The quality or state of being limp.

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

Linarite (n.) A hydrous sulphate of lead and copper occurring in bright blue monoclinic crystals.

Linchpin (n.) A pin used to prevent the wheel of a vehicle from sliding off the axletree.

Lincture (n.) Alt. of Linctus

Lingence (n.) A linctus.

Lingered (imp. & p. p.) of Linger

Lingerer (n.) One who lingers.

Linguist (n.) A master of the use of language; a talker.

Linguist (n.) A person skilled in languages.

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

Linkwork (n.) A fabric consisting of links made of metal or other material fastened together; also, a chain.

Linkwork (n.) Mechanism in which links, or intermediate connecting pieces, are employed to transmit motion from one part to another.

Linnaean (a.) Alt. of Linnean

Linoleic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, linoleum, or linseed oil; specifically (Chem.), designating an organic acid, a thin yellow oil, found combined as a salt of glycerin in oils of linseed, poppy, hemp, and certain nuts.

Linoleum (n.) Linseed oil brought to various degrees of hardness by some oxidizing process, as by exposure to heated air, or by treatment with chloride of sulphur. In this condition it is used for many of the purposes to which India rubber has been applied.

Linoleum (n.) A kind of floor cloth made by laying hardened linseed oil mixed with ground cork on a canvas backing.

Linstock (n.) A pointed forked staff, shod with iron at the foot, to hold a lighted match for firing cannon.

Lintseed (n.) See Linseed.

Lionhood (n.) State of being a lion.

Lionized (imp. & p. p.) of Lionize

Lionlike (a.) Like a lion; brave as a lion.

Lionship (n.) The state of being a lion.

Lipaemia (n.) A condition in which fat occurs in the blood.

Liparian (n.) Any species of a family (Liparidae) of destructive bombycid moths, as the tussock moths.

Liparite (n.) A quartzose trachyte; rhyolite.

Lipogram (n.) A writing composed of words not having a certain letter or letters; -- as in the Odyssey of Tryphiodorus there was no A in the first book, no B in the second, and so on.

Liquable (v. i.) Capable of being melted.

Liquidly (adv.) In a liquid manner; flowingly.

Liquored (imp. & p. p.) of Liquor

Liripipe (n.) See Liripoop.

Liripoop (n.) A pendent part of the old clerical tippet; afterwards, a tippet; a scarf; -- worn also by doctors, learned men, etc.

Liripoop (n.) Acuteness; smartness; also, a smart trick or stratagem.

Liripoop (n.) A silly person.

Listened (imp. & p. p.) of Listen

Listener (n.) One who listens; a hearkener.

Listless (a.) Having no desire or inclination; indifferent; heedless; spiritless.

Litanies (pl. ) of Litany

Literacy (n.) State of being literate.

Literary (a.) Of or pertaining to letters or literature; pertaining to learning or learned men; as, literary fame; a literary history; literary conversation.

Literary (a.) Versed in, or acquainted with, literature; occupied with literature as a profession; connected with literature or with men of letters; as, a literary man.

Literate (a.) Instructed in learning, science, or literature; learned; lettered.

Literate (n.) One educated, but not having taken a university degree; especially, such a person who is prepared to take holy orders.

Literate (n.) A literary man.

Literati (n. pl.) Learned or literary men. See Literatus.

Literati (pl. ) of Literatus

Litharge (n.) Lead monoxide; a yellowish red substance, obtained as an amorphous powder, or crystallized in fine scales, by heating lead moderately in a current of air or by calcining lead nitrate or carbonate. It is used in making flint glass, in glazing earthenware, in making red lead minium, etc. Called also massicot.

Litherly (a.) Crafty; cunning; mischievous; wicked; treacherous; lazy.

Lithoxyl (n.) Petrified wood.

Litigant (a.) Disposed to litigate; contending in law; engaged in a lawsuit; as, the parties litigant.

Litigant (n.) A person engaged in a lawsuit.

Litigate (v. t.) To make the subject of a lawsuit; to contest in law; to prosecute or defend by pleadings, exhibition of evidence, and judicial debate in a court; as, to litigate a cause.

Litigate (v. i.) To carry on a suit by judicial process.

Littered (imp. & p. p.) of Litter

Littoral (a.) Of or pertaining to a shore, as of the sea.

Littoral (a.) Inhabiting the seashore, esp. the zone between high-water and low-water mark.

Littress (n.) A smooth kind of cartridge paper used for making cards.

Liturate (a.) Having indistinct spots, paler at their margins.

Liturate (a.) Spotted, as if from abrasions of the surface.

Liturgic () Alt. of Liturgical

Livelily (adv.) In a lively manner.

Livelode (n.) Course of life; means of support; livelihood.

Livelong (a.) Whole; entire; long in passing; -- used of time, as day or night, in adverbial phrases, and usually with a sense of tediousness.

Livelong (a.) Lasting; durable.

Liveried (a.) Wearing a livery. See Livery, 3.

Livering (n.) A kind of pudding or sausage made of liver or pork.

Liveries (pl. ) of Livery

Lividity (n.) The state or quality of being livid.

Livingly (adv.) In a living state.

Livonian (a.) Of or pertaining to Livonia, a district of Russia near the Baltic Sea.

Livinian (n.) A native or an inhabitant of Livonia; the language (allied to the Finnish) of the Livonians.

Lixivial (a.) Impregnated with, or consisting of, alka

Lixivial (a.) Of the color of lye; resembling lye.

Lixivial (a.) Having the qualities of alka

Lixivium (n.) A solution of alka

Miascite (n.) A granitoid rock containing feldspar, biotite, elaeolite, and sodalite.

Miasmata (pl. ) of Miasma

Miauling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Miaul

Micellae (pl. ) of Micella

Microbic (a.) Of or pertaining to a microbe.

Microzoa (n. pl.) The Infusoria.

Midbrain (n.) The middle segment of the brain; the mesencephalon. See Brain.

Middling (a.) Of middle rank, state, size, or quality; about equally distant from the extremes; medium; moderate; mediocre; ordinary.

Midnight (n.) The middle of the night; twelve o'clock at night.

Midnight (a.) Being in, or characteristic of, the middle of the night; as, midnight studies; midnight gloom.

Midships (adv.) In the middle of a ship; -- properly amidships.

Midships (n. pl.) The timbers at the broadest part of the vessel.

Midwives (pl. ) of Midwife

Mightful (a.) Mighty.

Mightily (adv.) In a mighty manner; with might; with great earnestness; vigorously; powerfully.

Mightily (adv.) To a great degree; very much.

Mighties (pl. ) of Mighty

Migniard (a.) Soft; dainty.

Migraine (n.) Same as Megrim.

Migrated (imp. & p. p.) of Migrate

Milanese (a.) Of or pertaining to Milan in Italy, or to its inhabitants.

Milanese (n. sing. & pl.) A native or inhabitant of Milan; people of Milan.

Mildewed (imp. & p. p.) of Mildew

Mildness (n.) The quality or state of being mild; as, mildness of temper; the mildness of the winter.

Milepost (n.) A post, or one of a series of posts, set up to indicate spaces of a mile each or the distance in miles from a given place.

Milesian (a.) Of or pertaining to Miletus, a city of Asia Minor, or to its inhabitants.

Milesian (a.) Descended from King Milesius of Spain, whose two sons are said to have conquered Ireland about 1300 b. c.; or pertaining to the descendants of King Milesius; hence, Irish.

Milesian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Miletus.

Milesian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Ireland.

Miliaria (n.) A fever accompanied by an eruption of small, isolated, red pimples, resembling a millet seed in form or size; miliary fever.

Militant (a.) Engaged in warfare; fighting; combating; serving as a soldier.

Military (a.) Of or pertaining to soldiers, to arms, or to war; belonging to, engaged in, or appropriate to, the affairs of war; as, a military parade; military discip

Military (a.) Performed or made by soldiers; as, a military election; a military expedition.

Military (n.) The whole body of soldiers; soldiery; militia; troops; the army.

Militate (v. i.) To make war; to fight; to contend; -- usually followed by against and with.

Milkmaid (n.) A woman who milks cows or is employed in the dairy.

Milkweed (n.) Any plant of the genera Asclepias and Acerates, abounding in a milky juice, and having its seed attached to a long silky down; silkweed. The name is also applied to several other plants with a milky juice, as to several kinds of spurge.

Milkwort (n.) A genus of plants (Polygala) of many species. The common European P. vulgaris was supposed to have the power of producing a flow of milk in nurses.

Milleped (n.) A myriapod with many legs, esp. a chilognath, as the galleyworm.

Milliard (n.) A thousand millions; -- called also billion. See Billion.

Milliary (a.) Of or pertaining to a mile, or to distance by miles; denoting a mile or miles.

Milliary (a.) A milestone.




Milliped (n.) The same Milleped.

Millreis (n.) See Milreis.

Millrind (n.) Alt. of Millrynd

Millrynd (n.) A figure supposed to represent the iron which holds a millstone by being set into its center.

Millwork (n.) The shafting, gearing, and other driving machinery of mills.

Millwork (n.) The business of setting up or of operating mill machinery.

Miltonic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, Milton, or his writings; as, Miltonic prose.

Mimetene (n.) See Mimetite.

Mimetism (n.) Same as Mimicry.

Mimetite (n.) A mineral occurring in pale yellow or brownish hexagonal crystals. It is an arseniate of lead.

Mimicked (imp. & p. p.) of Mimic

Mimicker (n.) One who mimics; a mimic.

Mimicker (n.) An animal which imitates something else, in form or habits.

Minacity (n.) Disposition to threaten.

Minatory (a.) Threatening; menacing.

Mindless (a.) Not indued with mind or intellectual powers; stupid; unthinking.

Mindless (a.) Unmindful; inattentive; heedless; careless.

Mingling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mingle

Miniated (imp. & p. p.) of Miniate

Minified (imp. & p. p.) of Minify

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

Minimize (v. t.) To reduce to the smallest part or proportion possible; to reduce to a minimum.

Minionly (a. & adv.) Like a minion; daintily.

Minister (n.) A servant; a subordinate; an officer or assistant of inferior rank; hence, an agent, an instrument.

Minister (n.) An officer of justice.

Minister (n.) One to whom the sovereign or executive head of a government intrusts the management of affairs of state, or some department of such affairs.

Minister (n.) A representative of a government, sent to the court, or seat of government, of a foreign nation to transact diplomatic business.

Minister (n.) One who serves at the altar; one who performs sacerdotal duties; the pastor of a church duly authorized or licensed to preach the gospel and administer the sacraments.

Minister (n.) To furnish or apply; to afford; to supply; to administer.

Minister (v. i.) To act as a servant, attendant, or agent; to attend and serve; to perform service in any office, sacred or secular.

Minister (v. i.) To supply or to things needful; esp., to supply consolation or remedies.

Ministry (n.) The act of ministering; ministration; service.

Ministry (n.) Agency; instrumentality.

Ministry (n.) The office, duties, or functions of a minister, servant, or agent; ecclesiastical, executive, or ambassadorial function or profession.

Ministry (n.) The body of ministers of state; also, the clergy, as a body.

Ministry (n.) Administration; rule; term in power; as, the ministry of Pitt.

Minorate (v. t.) To diminish.

Minoress (n.) See Franciscan Nuns, under Franciscan, a.

Minorite (n.) A Franciscan friar.

Minority (a. & n.) The state of being a minor, or under age.

Minority (a. & n.) State of being less or small.

Minority (a. & n.) The smaller number; -- opposed to majority; as, the minority must be ruled by the majority.

Minotaur (n.) A fabled monster, half man and half bull, confined in the labyrinth constructed by Daedalus in Crete.

Minstrel (n.) In the Middle Ages, one of an order of men who subsisted by the arts of poetry and music, and sang verses to the accompaniment of a harp or other instrument; in modern times, a poet; a bard; a singer and harper; a musician.

Minutary (a.) Pertaining to, or consisting of, minutes.

Minutely (adv.) In a minute manner; with minuteness; exactly; nicely.

Minutely (a.) Happening every minute; continuing; unceasing.

Minutely (adv.) At intervals of a minute; very often and regularly.

Minutiae (pl. ) of Minutia

Miquelet (n.) An irregular or partisan soldier; a bandit.

Miriness (n.) The quality of being miry.

Mirksome (a.) Dark; gloomy; murky.

Mirrored (imp. & p. p.) of Mirror

Mirthful (a.) Full of mirth or merriment; merry; as, mirthful children.

Mirthful (a.) Indicating or inspiring mirth; as, a mirthful face.

Misaimed (a.) Not rightly aimed.

Misalter (v. t.) To alter wrongly; esp., to alter for the worse.

Misapply (v. t.) To apply wrongly; to use for a wrong purpose; as, to misapply a name or title; to misapply public money.

Misassay (v. t.) To assay, or attempt, improperly or unsuccessfully.

Misavize (v. t.) To misadvise.

Misboden (p. p.) of Misbede

Misbegot (p. a.) Alt. of Misbegotten

Misboden () p. p. of Misbede.

Miscarry (v. i.) To carry, or go, wrong; to fail of reaching a destination, or fail of the intended effect; to be unsuccessful; to suffer defeat.

Miscarry (v. i.) To bring forth young before the proper time.

Mischief (n.) Harm; damage; esp., disarrangement of order; trouble or vexation caused by human agency or by some living being, intentionally or not; often, calamity, mishap; trivial evil caused by thoughtlessness, or in sport.

Mischief (n.) Cause of trouble or vexation; trouble.

Mischief (v. t.) To do harm to.

Mischnic (a.) See Mishnic.

Mischose (imp.) of Mischoose

Miscible (a.) Capable of being mixed; mixable; as, water and alcohol are miscible in all proportions.

Misclaim (n.) A mistaken claim.

Miscolor (v. t.) To give a wrong color to; figuratively, to set forth erroneously or unfairly; as, to miscolor facts.

Miscount (v. t. & i.) To count erroneously.

Miscount (n.) An erroneous counting.

Miscovet (v. t.) To covet wrongfully.

Misdated (imp. & p. p.) of Misdate

Misdealt (imp. & p. p.) of Misdeal

Misdempt () p. p. of Misdeem.

Misdight (a.) Arrayed, prepared, or furnished, unsuitably.

Misdoing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Misdo

Misdoing (n.) A wrong done; a fault or crime; an offense; as, it was my misdoing.

Misdoubt (v. t. & i.) To be suspicious of; to have suspicion.

Misdoubt (n.) Suspicion.

Misdoubt (n.) Irresolution; hesitation.

Misdread (n.) Dread of evil.

Miseased (a.) Having discomfort or misery; troubled.

Misenter (v. t.) To enter or insert wrongly, as a charge in an account.

Misentry (n.) An erroneous entry or charge, as of an account.

Miserere (n.) The psalm usually appointed for penitential acts, being the 50th psalm in the Latin version. It commences with the word miserere.

Miserere (n.) A musical composition adapted to the 50th psalm.

Miserere (n.) A small projecting boss or bracket, on the under side of the hinged seat of a church stall (see Stall). It was intended, the seat being turned up, to give some support to a worshiper when standing. Called also misericordia.

Miserere (n.) Same as Ileus.

Miseries (pl. ) of Misery

Misfaith (n.) Want of faith; distrust.

Misfeign (v. i.) To feign with an evil design.

Misframe (v. t.) To frame wrongly.

Misgiven (p. p.) of Misgive

Misgraff (v. t.) To misgraft.

Misgraft (v. t.) To graft wrongly.

Misguess (v. t. & i.) To guess wrongly.

Misguide (v. t.) To guide wrongly; to lead astray; as, to misguide the understanding.

Misguide (n.) Misguidance; error.

Mishappy (a.) Unhappy.

Mishmash (n.) A hotchpotch.

Misinfer (v. t.) To infer incorrectly.

Misjudge (v. t. & i.) To judge erroneously or unjustly; to err in judgment; to misconstrue.

Mislayer (n.) One who mislays.

Mislearn (v. t.) To learn wrongly.

Misletoe (n.) See Mistletoe.

Mislight (v. t.) To deceive or lead astray with a false light.

Misliked (imp. & p. p.) of Mislike

Misliker (n.) One who dislikes.

Mislodge (v. t.) To lodge amiss.

Mismatch (v. t.) To match unsuitably.

Mismeter (v. t.) To give the wrong meter to, as to a

Misnomer (n.) The misnaming of a person in a legal instrument, as in a complaint or indictment; any misnaming of a person or thing; a wrong or inapplicable name or title.

Misnomer (v. t.) To misname.

Misogamy (n.) Hatre/ of marriage.

Misogyny (n.) Hatred of women.

Misology (n.) Hatred of argument or discussion; hatred of enlightenment.

Misorder (v. t.) To order ill; to manage erroneously; to conduct badly.

Misorder (n.) Irregularity; disorder.

Mispaint (v. t.) To paint ill, or wrongly.

Mispense (n.) See Misspense.

Misplace (v. t.) To put in a wrong place; to set or place on an improper or unworthy object; as, he misplaced his confidence.

Misplead (v. i.) To err in pleading.

Mispoint (v. t.) To point improperly; to punctuate wrongly.

Misprint (v. t.) To print wrong.

Misprint (n.) A mistake in printing; a deviation from the copy; as, a book full of misprints.

Misprise (v. t.) See Misprize.

Misprise (v. t.) To mistake.

Misprize (v.) To slight or undervalue.

Misproud (a.) Viciously proud.

Misquote (v. t. & i.) To quote erroneously or incorrectly.

Misraise (v. t.) To raise or exite unreasonable.

Misserve (v. t. & i.) To serve unfaithfully.

Misshape (v. t.) To shape ill; to give an ill or unnatural from to; to deform.

Missound (v. t.) To sound wrongly; to utter or pronounce incorrectly.

Misspeak (v. i.) To err in speaking.

Misspeak (v. t.) To utter wrongly.

Misspelt () of Misspell

Misspell (v. t.) To spell incorrectly.

Misspent (imp. & p. p.) of Misspend

Misspend (v. t.) To spend amiss or for wrong purposes; to aquander; to waste; as, to misspend time or money.

Misspent () imp. & p. p. of Misspend.

Misstate (v. t.) To state wrongly; as, to misstate a question in debate.

Misswear (v. i.) To swear falsely.

Mistaken (p. p.) of Mistake

Mistaken (p.a.) Being in error; judging wrongly; having a wrong opinion or a misconception; as, a mistaken man; he is mistaken.

Mistaken (p.a.) Erroneous; wrong; as, a mistaken notion.

Mistaker (n.) One who mistakes.

Misteach (v. t.) To teach wrongly; to instruct erroneously.

Misthink (v. i.) To think wrongly.

Misthink (v. t.) To have erroneous thoughts or judgment of; to think ill of.

Misthrow (v. t.) To throw wrongly.

Mistigri (n.) A variety of the game of poker in which the joker is used, and called mistigris or mistigri.

Mistitle (v. t.) To call by a wrong title.

Mistrain (v. t.) To train amiss.

Mistreat (v. t.) To treat amiss; to abuse.

Mistress (n.) A woman having power, authority, or ownership; a woman who exercises authority, is chief, etc.; the female head of a family, a school, etc.

Mistress (n.) A woman well skilled in anything, or having the mastery over it.

Mistress (n.) A woman regarded with love and devotion; she who has command over one's heart; a beloved object; a sweetheart.

Mistress (n.) A woman filling the place, but without the rights, of a wife; a concubine; a loose woman with whom one consorts habitually.

Mistress (n.) A title of courtesy formerly prefixed to the name of a woman, married or unmarried, but now superseded by the contracted forms, Mrs., for a married, and Miss, for an unmarried, woman.

Mistress (n.) A married woman; a wife.

Mistress (n.) The old name of the jack at bowls.

Mistress (v. i.) To wait upon a mistress; to be courting.

Mistrial (n.) A false or erroneous trial; a trial which has no result.

Mistrist (v. t.) To mistrust.

Mistrust (n.) Want of confidence or trust; suspicion; distrust.

Mistrust (v. t.) To regard with jealousy or suspicion; to suspect; to doubt the integrity of; to distrust.

Mistrust (v. t.) To forebode as near, or likely to occur; to surmise.

Mistutor (v. t.) To instruct amiss.

Misurato (a.) Measured; -- a direction to perform a passage in strict or measured time.

Misusage (n.) Bad treatment; abuse.

Misvalue (v. t.) To value wrongly or too little; to undervalue.

Misvouch (v. t.) To vouch falsely.

Miswrite (v. t.) To write incorrectly.

Mitering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mitre

Mitigant (a.) Tending to mitigate; mitigating; lentitive.

Mitigate (v. t.) To make less severe, intense, harsh, rigorous, painful, etc.; to soften; to meliorate; to alleviate; to diminish; to lessen; as, to mitigate heat or cold; to mitigate grief.

Mitigate (v. t.) To make mild and accessible; to mollify; -- applied to persons.

Mittened (a.) Covered with a mitten or mittens.

Mittimus (n.) A precept or warrant granted by a justice for committing to prison a party charged with crime; a warrant of commitment to prison.

Mittimus (n.) A writ for removing records from one court to another.

Mizzling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mizzle

Nibbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nibble

Niceness (n.) Quality or state of being nice.

Niceties (pl. ) of Nicety

Nickelic (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, nickel; specifically, designating compounds in which, as contrasted with the nickelous compounds, the metal has a higher valence; as nickelic oxide.

Nicknack (n.) See Knickknack.

Nickname (n.) A name given in contempt, derision, or sportive familiarity; a familiar or an opprobrious appellation.

Nickname (v. t.) To give a nickname to; to call by a nickname.

Nicotian (n.) Tobacco.

Nicotian (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, tobacco.

Nicotine (n.) An alkaloid which is the active principle of tobacco. It is a colorless, transparent, oily liquid, having an acrid odor, and an acrid burning taste. It is intensely poisonous.

Nidering (a.) Infamous; dastardly.

Nidorose (a.) Nidorous.

Nidorous (a.) Resembling the smell or taste of roast meat, or of corrupt animal matter.

Nidulant (a.) Nestling, as a bird in itss nest.

Nidulant (a.) Lying loose in pulp or cotton within a berry or pericarp, as in a nest.

Nidulate (v. i.) To make a nest, as a bird.

Nidulite (n.) A Silurian fossil, formerly supposed to consist of eggs.

Niellist (n.) One who practices the style of ornamentation called niello.

Niggardy (n.) Niggard

Niggling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Niggle

Nighness (n.) The quality or state of being nigh.

Nightcap (n.) A cap worn in bed to protect the head, or in undress.

Nightcap (n.) A potion of spirit drank at bedtime.

Nightish (a.) Of or pertaining to night.

Nightjar (n.) A goatsucker, esp. the European species. See Illust. of Goatsucker.

Nightmen (pl. ) of Nightman

Nightman (n.) One whose business is emptying privies by night.

Nihilism (n.) Nothingness; nihility.

Nihilism (n.) The doctrine that nothing can be known; scepticism as to all knowledge and all reality.

Nihilism (n.) The theories and practices of the Nihilists.

Nihilist (n.) One who advocates the doctrine of nihilism; one who believes or teaches that nothing can be known, or asserted to exist.

Nihilist (n.) A member of a secret association (esp. in Russia), which is devoted to the destruction of the present political, religious, and social institutions.

Nihility (n.) Nothingness; a state of being nothing.

Nimbless (n.) Nimbleness.

Nimbuses (pl. ) of Nimbus

Ninefold (a.) Nine times repeated.

Ninepins (n. pl.) A game played with nine pins, or pieces of wood, set on end, at which a wooden ball is bowled to knock them down; bowling.

Nineteen (a.) Nine and ten; eighteen and one more; one less than twenty; as, nineteen months.

Nineteen (n.) The number greater than eighteen by a unit; the sum of ten and nine; nineteen units or objects.

Nineteen (n.) A symbol for nineteen units, as 19 or xix.

Nineties (pl. ) of Ninety

Nitrated (a.) Combined, or impregnated, with nitric acid, or some of its compounds.

Nitrated (a.) Prepared with nitrate of silver.

Nitriary (n.) An artificial bed of animal matter for the manufacture of niter by nitrification. See Nitrification, 2.

Nitrogen (n.) A colorless nonmetallic element, tasteless and odorless, comprising four fifths of the atmosphere by volume. It is chemically very inert in the free state, and as such is incapable of supporting life (hence the name azote still used by French chemists); but it forms many important compounds, as ammonia, nitric acid, the cyanides, etc, and is a constituent of all organized living tissues, animal or vegetable. Symbol N. Atomic weight 14. It was formerly regarded as a permanent nonc

Nitrolic (a.) Of, derived from, or designating, a nitrol; as, a nitrolic acid.

Nitroso- () (/ / /). (Chem.) A prefix (also used adjectively) designating the group or radical NO, called the nitroso group, or its compounds.

Nitrosyl (n.) the radical NO, called also the nitroso group. The term is sometimes loosely used to designate certain nitro compounds; as, nitrosyl sulphuric acid. Used also adjectively.

Nitroxyl (n.) The group NO2, usually called the nitro group.

Nittings (n. pl.) The refuse of good ore.

Oilcloth (n.) Cloth treated with oil or paint, and used for marking garments, covering floors, etc.


Oilstone (n.) A variety of hone slate, or whetstone, used for whetting tools when lubricated with oil.

Oinement (n.) Ointment.

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

Piacular (a.) Expiatory; atoning.

Piacular (a.) Requiring expiation; criminal; atrociously bad.

Pianette (n.) A small piano; a pianino.

Piassava (n.) A fibrous product of two Brazilian palm trees (Attalea funifera and Leopoldinia Piassaba), -- used in making brooms, and for other purposes. Called also piacaba and piasaba.

Picapare (n.) The finfoot.

Picariae (n. pl.) An extensive division of birds which includes the woodpeckers, toucans, trogons, hornbills, kingfishers, motmots, rollers, and goatsuckers. By some writers it is made to include also the cuckoos, swifts, and humming birds.

Picarian (a.) Of or pertaining to Picariae.

Picarian (n.) One of the Picariae.

Picaroon (n.) One who plunders; especially, a plunderer of wrecks; a pirate; a corsair; a marauder; a sharper.

Picayune (n.) A small coin of the value of six and a quarter cents. See Fippenny bit.

Piccadil (n.) Alt. of Piccadilly

Piciform (a.) Of or pertaining to Piciformes.

Pickback (adv.) On the back.

Pickerel (n.) A young or small pike.

Pickerel (n.) Any one of several species of freshwater fishes of the genus Esox, esp. the smaller species.

Pickerel (n.) The glasseye, or wall-eyed pike. See Wall-eye.

Picketed (imp. & p. p.) of Picket

Picketee (n.) See Picotee.

Pickling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pickle

Picklock (n.) An instrument for picking locks.

Picklock (n.) One who picks locks; a thief.

Pickmire (n.) The pewit, or black-headed gull.

Picknick (n.) See Picnic.

Pickpack (adv.) Pickaback.


Picotine (n.) A variety of carnation having petals of a light color variously dotted and spotted at the edges.

Picromel (n.) A colorless viscous substance having a bitter-sweet taste.

Pictoric (a.) Alt. of Pictorical

Pictural (a.) Pictorial.

Pictural (n.) A picture.

Pictured (imp. & p. p.) of Picture

Pictured (a.) Furnished with pictures; represented by a picture or pictures; as, a pictured scene.

Picturer (n.) One who makes pictures; a painter.

Piddling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Piddle

Piddling (a.) Trifling; trivial; frivolous; paltry; -- applied to persons and things.

Piecener (n.) One who supplies rolls of wool to the slubbing machine in woolen mills.

Piecener (n.) Same as Piecer, 2.

Piedmont (a.) Noting the region of foothills near the base of a mountain chain.

Piedness (n.) The state of being pied.

Pieplant (n.) A plant (Rheum Rhaponticum) the leafstalks of which are acid, and are used in making pies; the garden rhubarb.

Piercing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pierce

Piercing (a.) Forcibly entering, or adapted to enter, at or by a point; perforating; penetrating; keen; -- used also figuratively; as, a piercing instrument, or thrust.

Pierides (n. pl.) The Muses.

Pigeonry (n.) A place for pigeons; a dovecote.

Pig-eyed (a.) Having small, deep-set eyes.

Pigsties (pl. ) of Pigsty

Piketail (n.) See Pintail, 1.

Pilaster (n.) An upright architectural member right-angled in plan, constructionally a pier (See Pier, 1 (b)), but architecturally corresponding to a column, having capital, shaft, and base to agree with those of the columns of the same order. In most cases the projection from the wall is one third of its width, or less.

Pilchard (n.) A small European food fish (Clupea pilchardus) resembling the herring, but thicker and rounder. It is sometimes taken in great numbers on the coast of England.

Pileated (a.) Having the form of a cap for the head.

Pileated (a.) Having a crest covering the pileus, or whole top of the head.

Pilement (n.) An accumulation; a heap.

Pilentum (n.) An easy chariot or carriage, used by Roman ladies, and in which the vessels, etc., for sacred rites were carried.

Pileworm (n.) The teredo.

Pilewort (n.) A plant (Ranunculus Ficaria of Linnaeus) whose tuberous roots have been used in poultices as a specific for the piles.

Pilfered (imp. & p. p.) of Pilfer

Pilferer (n.) One who pilfers; a petty thief.

Pilidium (n.) The free-swimming, hat-shaped larva of certain nemertean worms. It has no resemblance to its parent, and the young worm develops in its interior.

Pilifera (n. pl.) Same as Mammalia.

Piliform (a.) Resembling hairs or down.

Pillaged (imp. & p. p.) of Pillage

Pillager (n.) One who pillages.

Pillared (a.) Supported or ornamented by pillars; resembling a pillar, or pillars.

Pillaret (n.) A little pillar.

Pillowed (imp. & p. p.) of Pillow

Pillowed (a.) Provided with a pillow or pillows; having the head resting on, or as on, a pillow.

Pillworm (n.) Any myriapod of the genus Iulus and allied genera which rolls up spirally; a galleyworm. See Illust. under Myriapod.

Pillwort (n.) Any plant of the genus Pilularia; minute aquatic cryptograms, with small pill-shaped fruit; -- sometimes called peppergrass.

Pilosity (n.) The quality or state of being pilose; hairiness.

Piloting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pilot

Pilotage (n.) The pilot's skill or knowledge, as of coasts, rocks, bars, and channels.

Pilotage (n.) The compensation made or allowed to a pilot.

Pilotage (n.) Guidance, as by a pilot.

Pilotism (n.) Alt. of Pilotry

Pilulous (a.) Like a pill; small; insignificant.

Pimelite (n.) An apple-green mineral having a greasy feel. It is a hydrous silicate of nickel, magnesia, aluminia, and iron.

Pimpillo (n.) A West Indian name for the prickly pear (Opuntia); -- called also pimploes.

Pimpinel (n.) The burnet saxifrage. See under Saxifrage.

Pimpship (n.) The office, occupation, or persom of a pimp.

Pinacoid (n.) A plane parallel to two of the crystal

Pinacone (n.) A white crystal

Pinafore (n.) An apron for a child to protect the front part of dress; a tier.

Pinaster (n.) A species of pine (Pinus Pinaster) growing in Southern Europe.

Pinching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pinch

Pinchers (n. pl.) An instrument having two handles and two grasping jaws working on a pivot; -- used for griping things to be held fast, drawing nails, etc.

Pinching (a.) Compressing; nipping; griping; niggardly; as, pinching cold; a pinching parsimony.

Pincpinc (n.) An African wren warbler. (Drymoica textrix).

Pindaric (a.) Of or pertaining to Pindar, the Greek lyric poet; after the style and manner of Pindar; as, Pindaric odes.

Pindaric (n.) A Pindaric ode.

Pineries (pl. ) of Pinery

Pineweed (n.) A low, bushy, nearly leafless herb (Hypericum Sarothra), common in sandy soil in the Eastern United States.

Pin-eyed (a.) Having the stigma visible at the throad of a gamopetalous corolla, while the stamens are concealed in the tube; -- said of dimorphous flowers. The opposite of thrum-eyed.

Pingster (n.) See Pinkster.

Piningly (adv.) In a pining manner; droopingly.

Pinioned (imp. & p. p.) of Pinion

Pinioned (a.) Having wings or pinions.

Pinkness (n.) Quality or state of being pink.

Pinkroot (n.) The root of Spigelia Marilandica, used as a powerful vermifuge; also, that of S. Anthelmia. See definition 2 (below).

Pinkroot (n.) A perennial North American herb (Spigelia Marilandica), sometimes cultivated for its showy red blossoms. Called also Carolina pink, Maryland pinkroot, and worm grass.

Pinkroot (n.) An annual South American and West Indian plant (Spigelia Anthelmia).

Pinkster (n.) Whitsuntide.

Pinnacle (n.) An architectural member, upright, and generally ending in a small spire, -- used to finish a buttress, to constitute a part in a proportion, as where pinnacles flank a gable or spire, and the like. Pinnacles may be considered primarily as added weight, where it is necessary to resist the thrust of an arch

Pinnacle (n.) Anything resembling a pinnacle; a lofty peak; a pointed summit.

Pinnacle (v. t.) To build or furnish with a pinnacle or pinnacles.

Pinnated (a.) Consisting of several leaflets, or separate portions, arranged on each side of a common petiole, as the leaves of a rosebush, a hickory, or an ash. See Abruptly pinnate, and Illust., under Abruptly.

Pinnated (a.) Having a winglike tuft of long feathers on each side of the neck.

Pinniped (n.) One of the Pinnipedia; a seal.

Pinniped (n.) One of the Pinnipedes.

Pinnulae (pl. ) of Pinnula

Pinpatch (n.) The common English periwinkle.

Pintados (pl. ) of Pintado

Pipeclay (v. t.) To whiten or clean with pipe clay, as a soldier's accouterments.

Pipeclay (v. t.) To clear off; as, to pipeclay accounts.

Pipefish (n.) Any lophobranch fish of the genus Siphostoma, or Syngnathus, and allied genera, having a long and very slender angular body, covered with bony plates. The mouth is small, at the end of a long, tubular snout. The male has a pouch on his belly, in which the incubation of the eggs takes place.

Piperine (n.) A white crystal

Pipestem (n.) The hollow stem or tube of a pipe used for smoking tobacco, etc.

Pipevine (n.) The Dutchman's pipe. See under Dutchman.

Pipewort (n.) Any plant of a genus (Eriocaulon) of aquatic or marsh herbs with soft grass-like leaves.

Piquancy (n.) The quality or state of being piquant.

Piracies (pl. ) of Piracy

Pirarucu (n.) Same as Arapaima.

Pirating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pirate

Piscator (n.) A fisherman; an angler.

Piscinal (a.) Belonging to a fishpond or a piscina.

Pisiform (a.) Resembling a pea or peas in size and shape; as, a pisiform iron ore.

Pisiform (n.) A small bone on the ulnar side of the carpus in man and many mammals. See Illust. of Artiodactyla.

Pisolite (n.) A variety of calcite, or calcium carbonate, consisting of aggregated globular concretions about the size of a pea; -- called also peastone, peagrit.

Pissabed (n.) A name locally applied to various wild plants, as dandelion, bluet, oxeye daisy, etc.

Pistacia (n.) The name of a genus of trees, including the tree which bears the pistachio, the Mediterranean mastic tree (Pistacia Lentiscus), and the species (P. Terebinthus) which yields Chian or Cyprus turpentine.

Pistoled (imp. & p. p.) of Pistol

Pistolet (n.) A small pistol.

Pitahaya (n.) A cactaceous shrub (Cereus Pitajaya) of tropical America, which yields a delicious fruit.

Pitching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pitch

Pitching (n.) The act of throwing or casting; a cast; a pitch; as, wild pitching in baseball.

Pitching (n.) The rough paving of a street to a grade with blocks of stone.

Pitching (n.) A facing of stone laid upon a bank to prevent wear by tides or currents.

Pithless (a.) Destitute of pith, or of strength; feeble.

Pit-hole (n.) A pit; a pockmark.

Pithsome (a.) Pithy; robust.

Pitiable (a.) Deserving pity; wworthy of, or exciting, compassion; miserable; lamentable; piteous; as, pitiable persons; a pitiable condition; pitiable wretchedness.

Pitiless (a.) Destitute of pity; hard-hearted; merciless; as, a pitilessmaster; pitiless elements.

Pitiless (a.) Exciting no pity; as, a pitiless condition.

Pittacal (n.) A dark blue substance obtained from wood tar. It consists of hydrocarbons which when oxidized form the orange-yellow eupittonic compounds, the salts of which are dark blue.

Pittance (n.) An allowance of food bestowed in charity; a mess of victuals; hence, a small charity gift; a dole.

Pittance (n.) A meager portion, quantity, or allowance; an inconsiderable salary or compensation.

Pityroid (a.) Having the form of, or resembling, bran.

Pivoting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pivot

Pixy-led (a.) Led by pixies; bewildered.

Ribaldry (n.) The talk of a ribald; low, vulgar language; indecency; obscenity; lewdness; -- now chiefly applied to indecent language, but formerly, as by Chaucer, also to indecent acts or conduct.

Ribanded (a.) Ribboned.

Ribaudry (n.) Ribaldry.

Ribboned (imp. & p. p.) of Ribbon

Ribroast (v. t.) To beat soundly.

Ricebird (n.) The Java sparrow.

Ricebird (n.) The bobolink.

Richesse (n.) Wealth; riches. See the Note under Riches.

Richness (n.) The quality or state of being rich (in any sense of the adjective).

Richweed (n.) An herb (Pilea pumila) of the Nettle family, having a smooth, juicy, pellucid stem; -- called also clearweed.

Ricinine (n.) A bitter white crystal

Rickrack (n.) A kind of openwork edging made of serpentine braid.

Ricochet (n.) A rebound or skipping, as of a ball along the ground when a gun is fired at a low angle of elevation, or of a fiat stone thrown along the surface of water.

Ricochet (v. t.) To operate upon by ricochet firing. See Ricochet, n.

Ricochet (v. i.) To skip with a rebound or rebounds, as a flat stone on the surface of water, or a cannon ball on the ground. See Ricochet, n.

Riddance (n.) The act of ridding or freeing; deliverance; a cleaning up or out.

Riddance (n.) The state of being rid or free; freedom; escape.

Riddling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Riddle

Riddling (a.) Speaking in a riddle or riddles; containing a riddle.

Ridgelet (n.) A little ridge.

Ridicule (n.) An object of sport or laughter; a laughingstock; a laughing matter.

Ridicule (n.) Remarks concerning a subject or a person designed to excite laughter with a degree of contempt; wit of that species which provokes contemptuous laughter; disparagement by making a person an object of laughter; banter; -- a term lighter than derision.

Ridicule (n.) Quality of being ridiculous; ridiculousness.

Ridicule (v. t.) To laugh at mockingly or disparagingly; to awaken ridicule toward or respecting.

Ridicule (a.) Ridiculous.

Riffraff (n.) Sweepings; refuse; the lowest order of society.

Rifleman (pl. ) of Rifleman

Rifleman (n.) A soldier armed with a rifle.

Rigadoon (n.) A gay, lively dance for one couple, -- said to have been borrowed from Provence in France.

Riga fir () A species of pine (Pinus sylvestris), and its wood, which affords a valuable timber; -- called also Scotch pine, and red / yellow deal. It grows in all parts of Europe, in the Caucasus, and in Siberia.

Rigarion (n.) See Irrigation.

Righting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Right

Rightful (a.) Righteous; upright; just; good; -- said of persons.

Rightful (a.) Consonant to justice; just; as, a rightful cause.

Rightful (a.) Having the right or just claim according to established laws; being or holding by right; as, the rightful heir to a throne or an estate; a rightful king.

Rightful (a.) Belonging, held, or possessed by right, or by just claim; as, a rightful inheritance; rightful authority.

Rigidity (n.) The quality or state of being rigid; want of pliability; the quality of resisting change of form; the amount of resistance with which a body opposes change of form; -- opposed to flexibility, ductility, malleability, and softness.

Rigidity (n.) Stiffness of appearance or manner; want of ease or elegance.

Rigidity (n.) Severity; rigor.

Rigorism (n.) Rigidity in principle or practice; strictness; -- opposed to laxity.

Rigorism (n.) Severity, as of style, or the like.

Rigorist (n.) One who is rigorous; -- sometimes applied to an extreme Jansenist.

Rigorous (a.) Manifesting, exercising, or favoring rigor; allowing no abatement or mitigation; scrupulously accurate; exact; strict; severe; relentless; as, a rigorous officer of justice; a rigorous execution of law; a rigorous definition or demonstration.

Rigorous (a.) Severe; intense; inclement; as, a rigorous winter.

Rigorous (a.) Violent.

Rig-Veda () See Veda.

Rimosely (adv.) In a rimose manner.

Rimosity (n.) State of being rimose.

Rimpling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rimple

Rindless (a.) Destitute of a rind.

Ringbill (n.) The ring-necked scaup duck; -- called also ring-billed blackhead. See Scaup.

Ringbird (n.) The reed bunting. It has a collar of white feathers. Called also ring bunting.

Ringbolt (n.) An eyebolt having a ring through the eye.

Ringbone (n.) A morbid growth or deposit of bony matter between or on the small pastern and the great pastern bones.

Ringdove (n.) A European wild pigeon (Columba palumbus) having a white crescent on each side of the neck, whence the name. Called also wood pigeon, and cushat.

Ringhead (n.) An instrument used for stretching woolen cloth.

Ringneck (n.) Any one of several species of small plovers of the genus Aegialitis, having a ring around the neck. The ring is black in summer, but becomes brown or gray in winter. The semipalmated plover (Ae. semipalmata) and the piping plover (Ae. meloda) are common North American species. Called also ring plover, and ring-necked plover.

Ringneck (n.) The ring-necked duck.

Ringsail (n.) See Ringtail, 2.

Ringtail (n.) A bird having a distinct band of color across the tail, as the hen harrier.

Ringtail (n.) A light sail set abaft and beyong the leech of a boom-and-gaff sail; -- called also ringsail.

Ringtoss (n.) A game in which the object is to toss a ring so that it will catch upon an upright stick.

Ringworm (n.) A contagious affection of the skin due to the presence of a vegetable parasite, and forming ring-shaped discolored patches covered with vesicles or powdery scales. It occurs either on the body, the face, or the scalp. Different varieties are distinguished as Tinea circinata, Tinea tonsurans, etc., but all are caused by the same parasite (a species of Trichophyton).

Riparian (a.) Of or pertaining to the bank of a river; as, riparian rights.

Ripening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ripen

Ripeness (n.) The state or quality of being ripe; maturity;; completeness; perfection; as, the ripeness of grain; ripeness of manhood; ripeness of judgment.

Rippling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ripple

Riptowel (n.) A gratuity given to tenants after they had reaped their lord's corn.

Risorial (a.) Pertaining to, or producing, laughter; as, the risorial muscles.

Ritenuto (a.) Held back; holding back; ritardando.

Ritratto (n.) A picture.

Ritually (adv.) By rites, or by a particular rite.

Rivalled () of Rival

Rivaling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rival

Rivaless (n.) A female rival.

Rivality (n.) Rivalry; competition.

Rivality (n.) Equality, as of right or rank.

Riveling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rivel

Riveting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rivet

Riveting (n.) The act of joining with rivets; the act of spreading out and clinching the end, as of a rivet, by beating or pressing.

Riveting (n.) The whole set of rivets, collectively.

Rixation (n.) A brawl or quarrel.

Rixatrix (n.) A scolding or quarrelsome woman; a scold.

Rixdaler (n.) A Dutch silver coin, worth about $1.00.

Siberian (a.) Of or pertaining to Siberia, a region comprising all northern Asia and belonging to Russia; as, a Siberian winter.

Siberian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Siberia.

Sibilant (a.) Making a hissing sound; uttered with a hissing sound; hissing; as, s, z, sh, and zh, are sibilant elementary sounds.

Sibilant (n.) A sibiliant letter.

Sibilate (v. t. & i.) To pronounce with a hissing sound, like that of the letter s; to mark with a character indicating such pronunciation.

Sibilous (a.) Having a hissing sound; hissing; sibilant.

Sibylist (n.) One who believes in a sibyl or the sibyl

Sicamore (n.) See Sycamore.

Siccific (a.) Causing dryness.

Sicilian (a.) Of or pertaining to Sicily or its inhabitants.

Sicilian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Sicily.

Sickened (imp. & p. p.) of Sicken

Sickerly (adv.) Alt. of Sikerly

Sickless (a.) Free from sickness.

Sicklied (a.) Made sickly. See Sickly, v.

Sickness (n.) The quality or state of being sick or diseased; illness; sisease or malady.

Sickness (n.) Nausea; qualmishness; as, sickness of stomach.

Sidebone (n.) A morbid growth or deposit of bony matter and at the sides of the coronet and coffin bone of a horse.

Sidehill (n.) The side or slope of a hill; sloping ground; a descent.

Sideling (adv.) Sidelong; on the side; laterally; also, obliquely; askew.

Sideling (a.) Inclining to one side; directed toward one side; sloping; inc

Sidelong (adv.) Laterally; obliquely; in the direction of the side.

Sidelong (adv.) On the side; as, to lay a thing sidelong.

Sidelong (a.) Lateral; oblique; not being directly in front; as, a sidelong glance.

Sidereal (a.) Relating to the stars; starry; astral; as, sidereal astronomy.

Sidereal (a.) Measuring by the apparent motion of the stars; designated, marked out, or accompanied, by a return to the same position in respect to the stars; as, the sidereal revolution of a planet; a sidereal day.

Siderite (n.) Carbonate of iron, an important ore of iron occuring generally in cleavable masses, but also in rhombohedral crystals. It is of a light yellowish brown color. Called also sparry iron, spathic iron.

Siderite (n.) A meteorite consisting solely of metallic iron.

Siderite (n.) An indigo-blue variety of quartz.

Siderite (n.) Formerly, magnetic iron ore, or loadstone.

Siderite (n.) Any plant of the genus Sideritis; ironwort.

Sidesmen (pl. ) of Sidesman

Sidesman (n.) A party man; a partisan.

Sidesman (n.) An assistant to the churchwarden; a questman.

Sidewalk (n.) A walk for foot passengers at the side of a street or road; a foot pavement.

Sideways (adv.) Toward the side; sidewise.

Sidewise (adv.) On or toward one side; laterally; sideways.

Sienitic (a.) See Syenitic.

Siennese (a.) Of or pertaining to Sienna, a city of Italy.

Sighting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sight

Sightful (a.) Easily or clearly seen; distinctly visible; perspicuous.

Sighting () a. & n. from Sight, v. t.

Sigillum (n.) A seal.

Signable (a.) Suitable to be signed; requiring signature; as, a legal document signable by a particular person.

Signally (adv.) In a signal manner; eminently.

Signeted (a.) Stamped or marked with a signet.

Signifer (a.) Bearing signs.

Signiory (n.) Same as Seigniory.

Signpost (n.) A post on which a sign hangs, or on which papers are placed to give public notice of anything.

Silenced (imp. & p. p.) of Silence

Silently (adv.) In a silent manner.

Silesian (a.) Of or pertaining to Silesia.

Silesian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Silesia.

Silicate (n.) A salt of silicic acid.

Silicide (n.) A binary compound of silicon, or one regarded as binary.

Silicify (v. t.) To convert into, or to impregnate with, silica, or with the compounds of silicon.

Silicify (v. i.) To become converted into silica, or to be impregnated with silica.

Silicium (n.) See Silicon.

Silicula (n.) A silicle.

Silicule (n.) A silicle.

Siliquae (pl. ) of Siliqua

Silkness (n.) Silkiness.

Silkweed (n.) Any plant of the genera Asclepias and Acerates whose seed vessels contain a long, silky down; milkweed.

Silkworm (n.) The larva of any one of numerous species of bombycid moths, which spins a large amount of strong silk in constructing its cocoon before changing to a pupa.

Sillabub (n.) A dish made by mixing wine or cider with milk, and thus forming a soft curd; also, sweetened cream, flavored with wine and beaten to a stiff froth.

Sillyhow (a.) A caul. See Caul, n., 3.

Silurian (a.) Of or pertaining to the country of the ancient Silures; -- a term applied to the earliest of the Paleozoic eras, and also to the strata of the era, because most plainly developed in that country.

Silurian (n.) The Silurian age.

Siluroid (n.) Belonging to the Siluroidei, or Nematognathi, an order of fishes including numerous species, among which are the American catfishes and numerous allied fresh-water species of the Old World, as the sheatfish (Silurus glanis) of Europe.

Siluroid (n.) A siluroid fish.

Silvered (imp. & p. p.) of Silver

Silverly (adv.) Like silver in appearance or in sound.

Similary (a.) Similar.

Similize (v. t.) To liken; to compare; as, to similize a person, thing, or act.

Simmered (imp. & p. p.) of Simmer

Simoniac (n.) One who practices simony, or who buys or sells preferment in the church.

Simonial (a.) Simoniacal.

Simonian (n.) One of the followers of Simon Magus; also, an adherent of certain heretical sects in the early Christian church.

Simonist (n.) One who practices simony.

Simpered (imp. & p. p.) of Simper

Simperer (n.) One who simpers.

Simpless (n.) Simplicity; sil

Simplify (v. t.) To make simple; to make less complex; to make clear by giving the explanation for; to show an easier or shorter process for doing or making.

Simplist (n.) One skilled in simples, or medicinal plants; a simpler.

Simplity (n.) Simplicity.

Simploce (n.) See Symploce.

Simulate (a.) Feigned; pretended.

Simulate (v. t.) To assume the mere appearance of, without the reality; to assume the signs or indications of, falsely; to counterfeit; to feign.

Sinaitic (a.) Of or pertaining to Mount Sinai; given or made at Mount Sinai; as, the Sinaitic law.

Sinalbin (n.) A glucoside found in the seeds of white mustard (Brassica alba, formerly Sinapis alba), and extracted as a white crystal

Sinamine (n.) A bitter white crystal

Sinapate (n.) A salt of sinapic acid.

Sinapine (n.) An alkaloid occuring in the seeds of mustard. It is extracted, in combination with sulphocyanic acid, as a white crystal

Sinapism (n.) A plaster or poultice composed principally of powdered mustard seed, or containing the volatile oil of mustard seed. It is a powerful irritant.

Sinciput (n.) The fore part of the head.

Sinciput (n.) The part of the head of a bird between the base of the bill and the vertex.

Sinecure (n.) An ecclesiastical benefice without the care of souls.

Sinecure (n.) Any office or position which requires or involves little or no responsibility, labor, or active service.

Sinecure (v. t.) To put or place in a sinecure.

Sinewing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sinew

Sinewish (a.) Sinewy.

Sinewous (a.) Sinewy.

Singeing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Singe

Singling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Single

Singsong (n.) Bad singing or poetry.

Singsong (n.) A drawling or monotonous tone, as of a badly executed song.

Singsong (a.) Drawling; monotonous.

Singsong (v. i.) To write poor poetry.

Singster (n.) A songstress.

Singular (a.) Separate or apart from others; single; distinct.

Singular (a.) Engaged in by only one on a side; single.

Singular (a.) Existing by itself; single; individual.

Singular (a.) Each; individual; as, to convey several parcels of land, all and singular.

Singular (a.) Denoting one person or thing; as, the singular number; -- opposed to dual and plural.

Singular (a.) Standing by itself; out of the ordinary course; unusual; uncommon; strange; as, a singular phenomenon.

Singular (a.) Distinguished as existing in a very high degree; rarely equaled; eminent; extraordinary; exceptional; as, a man of singular gravity or attainments.

Singular (a.) Departing from general usage or expectations; odd; whimsical; -- often implying disapproval or consure.

Singular (a.) Being alone; belonging to, or being, that of which there is but one; unique.

Singular (n.) An individual instance; a particular.

Singular (n.) The singular number, or the number denoting one person or thing; a word in the singular number.

Sinigrin (n.) A glucoside found in the seeds of black mustard (Brassica nigra, formerly Sinapis nigra) It resembles sinalbin, and consists of a potassium salt of myronic acid.

Sinister (a.) On the left hand, or the side of the left hand; left; -- opposed to dexter, or right.

Sinister (a.) Unlucky; inauspicious; disastrous; injurious; evil; -- the left being usually regarded as the unlucky side; as, sinister influences.

Sinister (a.) Wrong, as springing from indirection or obliquity; perverse; dishonest; corrupt; as, sinister aims.

Sinister (a.) Indicative of lurking evil or harm; boding covert danger; as, a sinister countenance.

Sinology (n.) That branch of systemized knowledge which treats of the Chinese, their language, literature, etc.

Sinopite (n.) A brickred ferruginous clay used by the ancients for red paint.

Sinsring (n.) Same as Banxring.

Sintoism () Alt. of Sintoist

Sintoist () See Shinto, etc.

Sinuated (imp. & p. p.) of Sinuate

Sinuated (a.) Same as Sinuate.

Sinusoid (n.) The curve whose ordinates are proportional to the sines of the abscissas, the equation of the curve being y = a sin x. It is also called the curve of sines.

Siphilis (n.) Syphilis.

Siphonal (a.) Of or pertaining to a siphon; resembling a siphon.

Siphonet (n.) One of the two dorsal tubular organs on the hinder part of the abdomen of aphids. They give exit to the honeydew. See Illust. under Aphis.

Siphonia (n.) A former name for a euphorbiaceous genus (Hevea) of South American trees, the principal source of caoutchouc.

Siphonic (a.) Of or pertaining to a siphon.

Siphonia (pl. ) of Siphonium

Sippling (a.) Sipping often.

Sirenian (n.) Any species of Sirenia.

Sirenize (v. i.) To use the enticements of a siren; to act as a siren; to fascinate.

Siriasis (n.) A sunstroke.

Siriasis (n.) The act of exposing to a sun bath. [Obs.] Cf. Insolation.

Siroccos (pl. ) of Sirocco

Sirvente (n.) A peculiar species of poetry, for the most part devoted to moral and religious topics, and commonly satirical, -- often used by the troubadours of the Middle Ages.

Siscowet (n.) A large, fat variety of the namaycush found in Lake Superior; -- called also siskawet, siskiwit.

Siserara (n.) Alt. of Siserary

Siserary (n.) A hard blow.

Siskiwit (n.) The siscowet.

Sisterly (a.) Like a sister; becoming a sister, affectionate; as, sisterly kindness; sisterly remorse.

Sisyphus (n.) A king of Corinth, son of Aeolus, famed for his cunning. He was killed by Theseus, and in the lower world was condemned by Pluto to roll to the top of a hill a huge stone, which constantly rolled back again, making his task incessant.

Sitheman (n.) A mower.

Sithence (adv. & conj.) Alt. of Sithens

Siththen (adv. & conj.) See Sithen.

Sitology (n.) A treatise on the regulation of the diet; dietetics.

Situated (a.) Having a site, situation, or location; being in a relative position; permanently fixed; placed; located; as, a town situated, or situate, on a hill or on the seashore.

Situated (a.) Placed; residing.

Sixpence (n.) An English silver coin of the value of six pennies; half a shilling, or about twelve cents.

Sixpenny (a.) Of the value of, or costing, sixpence; as, a sixpenny loaf.

Sixscore (a. & n.) Six times twenty; one hundred and twenty.

Sixtieth (a.) Next in order after the fifty-ninth.

Sixtieth (a.) Constituting or being one one of sixty equal parts into which anything is divided.

Sixtieth (n.) The quotient of a unit divided by sixty; one of sixty equal parts forming a whole.

Sixtieth (n.) The next in order after the fifty-ninth; the tenth after the fiftieth.

Siziness (n.) The quality or state of being sizy; viscousness.

Sizzling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sizzle

Sizzling () a. & n. from Sizzle.

Tibialia (pl. ) of Tibiale

Ticement (n.) Enticement.

Ticketed (imp. & p. p.) of Ticket

Tickling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tickle

Ticklish (a.) Sensible to slight touches; easily tickled; as, the sole of the foot is very ticklish; the hardened palm of the hand is not ticklish.

Ticklish (a.) Standing so as to be liable to totter and fall at the slightest touch; unfixed; easily affected; unstable.

Ticklish (a.) Difficult; nice; critical; as, a ticklish business.

Tickseed (n.) A seed or fruit resembling in shape an insect, as that of certain plants.

Tickseed (n.) Same as Coreopsis.

Tickseed (n.) Any plant of the genus Corispermum, plants of the Goosefoot family.

Ticktack (n.) A noise like that made by a clock or a watch.

Ticktack (n.) A kind of backgammon played both with men and pegs; tricktrack.

Ticktack (adv.) With a ticking noise, like that of a watch.

Tideless (a.) Having no tide.

Tidesmen (pl. ) of Tidesman

Tidesman (n.) A customhouse officer who goes on board of a merchant ship to secure payment of the duties; a tidewaiter.

Tidiness (n.) The quality or state of being tidy.

Tidology (n.) A discourse or treatise upon the tides; that part of science which treats of tides.

Tidytips (n.) A California composite plant (Layia platyglossa), the flower of which has yellow rays tipped with white.

Tigerine (a.) Tigerish; tigrine.

Tigerish (a.) Like a tiger; tigrish.

Tilefish (n.) A large, edible, deep-water food fish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps) more or less thickly covered with large, round, yellow spots.

Tileries (pl. ) of Tilery

Tillable (a.) Capable of being tilled; fit for the plow; arable.

Tillered (imp. & p. p.) of Tiller

Til tree () See Teil.


Timbered (imp. & p. p.) of Timber

Timbered (a.) Furnished with timber; -- often compounded; as, a well-timbered house; a low-timbered house.

Timbered (a.) Built; formed; contrived.

Timbered (a.) Massive, like timber.

Timbered (a.) Covered with growth timber; wooden; as, well-timbered land.

Timeless (a.) Done at an improper time; unseasonable; untimely.

Timeless (a.) Done or occurring before the proper time; premature; immature; as, a timeless grave.

Timeless (a.) Having no end; interminable; unending.

Timeling (n.) A timeserver.

Timidity (n.) The quality or state of being timid; timorousness; timidness.

Timidous (a.) Timid.

Timoneer (n.) A helmsman.

Timorous (a.) Fearful of danger; timid; deficient in courage.

Timorous (a.) Indicating, or caused by, fear; as, timorous doubts.

Tincture (n.) A tinge or shade of color; a tint; as, a tincture of red.

Tincture (n.) One of the metals, colors, or furs used in armory.

Tincture (n.) The finer and more volatile parts of a substance, separated by a solvent; an extract of a part of the substance of a body communicated to the solvent.

Tincture (n.) A solution (commonly colored) of medicinal substance in alcohol, usually more or less diluted; spirit containing medicinal substances in solution.

Tincture (n.) A slight taste superadded to any substance; as, a tincture of orange peel.

Tincture (n.) A slight quality added to anything; a tinge; as, a tincture of French manners.

Tincture (v. t.) To communicate a slight foreign color to; to tinge; to impregnate with some extraneous matter.

Tincture (v. t.) To imbue the mind of; to communicate a portion of anything foreign to; to tinge.

Tingeing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tinge

Tingling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tingle

Tinkered (imp. & p. p.) of Tinker

Tinkerly (a.) After the manner of a tinker.

Tinkling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tinkle

Tinkling (n.) A tinkle, or succession of tinkles.

Tinkling (n.) A grackle (Quiscalus crassirostris) native of Jamaica. It often associates with domestic cattle, and rids them of insects.

Tinmouth (n.) The crappie.

Tinnient (a.) Emitting a clear sound.

Tinnitus (n.) A ringing, whistling, or other imaginary noise perceived in the ears; -- called also tinnitus aurium.

Tinseled (imp. & p. p.) of Tinsel

Tinselly (a.) Like tinsel; gaudy; showy, but cheap.

Tinselly (adv.) In a showy and cheap manner.

Tinsmith (n.) One who works in tin; a tinner.

Tinstone (n.) Cassiterite.

Tintamar (n.) A hideous or confused noise; an uproar.

Tippling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tipple

Tipstaff (pl. ) of Tipstaff

Tipstaff (n.) A staff tipped with metal.

Tipstaff (n.) An officer who bears a staff tipped with metal; a constable.

Tipulary (a.) Of or pertaining to the tipulas.

Tireless (a.) Untiring.

Tireling (a.) Tired; fatigued.

Tiresome (a.) Fitted or tending to tire; exhausted; wearisome; fatiguing; tedious; as, a tiresome journey; a tiresome discourse.

Tironian (a.) Of or pertaining to Tiro, or a system of shorthand said to have been introduced by him into ancient Rome.

Tissuing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tissue

Titanate (n.) A salt of titanic acid.

Titanite (n.) See Sphene.

Titanium (n.) An elementary substance found combined in the minerals manaccanite, rutile, sphene, etc., and isolated as an infusible iron-gray amorphous powder, having a metallic luster. It burns when heated in the air. Symbol Ti. Atomic weight 48.1.

Titanous (a.) Designating certain compounds of titanium in which that element has a lower valence as contrasted with titanic compounds.

Tithable (a.) Subject to the payment of tithes; as, tithable lands.

Tithonic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or denoting, those rays of light which produce chemical effects; actinic.

Tithymal (n.) Any kind of spurge, esp. Euphorbia Cyparissias.

Titmouse (n.) Any one of numerous species of small insectivorous singing birds belonging to Parus and allied genera; -- called also tit, and tomtit.

Titrated (imp. & p. p.) of Titrate

Titrated (a.) Standardized; determined or analyzed by titration; as, titrated solutions.

Tittered (imp. & p. p.) of Titter

Titterel (n.) The whimbrel.

Titubate (v. i.) To stumble.

Titubate (v. i.) To rock or roll, as a curved body on a plane.

Titulary (n.) A person invested with a title, in virtue of which he holds an office or benefice, whether he performs the duties of it or not.

Titulary (a.) Consisting in a title; titular.

Titulary (a.) Of or pertaining to a title.

Vialling () of Vial

Viameter (n.) An odometer; -- called also viatometer.

Vi-apple (n.) See Otaheite apple.

Viaticum (n.) An allowance for traveling expenses made to those who were sent into the provinces to exercise any office or perform any service.

Viaticum (n.) Provisions for a journey.

Viaticum (n.) The communion, or eucharist, when given to persons in danger of death.

Vibrancy (n.) The state of being vibrant; resonance.

Vibrissa (n.) One of the specialized or tactile hairs which grow about the nostrils, or on other parts of the face, in many animals, as the so-called whiskers of the cat, and the hairs of the nostrils of man.

Vibrissa (n.) The bristlelike feathers near the mouth of many birds.

Viburnum (n.) A genus of shrubs having opposite, petiolate leaves and cymose flowers, several species of which are cultivated as ornamental, as the laurestine and the guelder-rose.

Vicarage (n.) The benefice of a vicar.

Vicarage (n.) The house or residence of a vicar.

Vicarial (a.) Of or pertaining to a vicar; as, vicarial tithes.

Vicarial (a.) Delegated; vicarious; as, vicarial power.

Vicarian (n.) A vicar.

Vicenary (a.) Of or pertaining to twenty; consisting of twenty.

Vicinity (n.) The quality or state of being near, or not remote; nearness; propinquity; proximity; as, the value of the estate was increased by the vicinity of two country seats.

Vicinity (n.) That which is near, or not remote; that which is adjacent to anything; adjoining space or country; neighborhood.

Victoria (n.) A genus of aquatic plants named in honor of Queen Victoria. The Victoria regia is a native of Guiana and Brazil. Its large, spreading leaves are often over five feet in diameter, and have a rim from three to five inches high; its immense rose-white flowers sometimes attain a diameter of nearly two feet.

Victoria (n.) A kind of low four-wheeled pleasure carriage, with a calash top, designed for two persons and the driver who occupies a high seat in front.

Victoria (n.) An asteroid discovered by Hind in 1850; -- called also Clio.

Victress (n.) A woman who wins a victory; a female victor.

Victrice (n.) A victress.

Victuals (n. pl.) Food for human beings, esp. when it is cooked or prepared for the table; that which supports human life; provisions; sustenance; meat; viands.

Viennese (a.) Of or pertaining to Vienna, or people of Vienna.

Viennese (n. sing. & pl.) An inhabitant, or the inhabitants, of Vienna.

Viewless (a.) Not perceivable by the eye; invisible; unseen.

Viewsome (a.) Pleasing to the sight; sightly.

Vigilant (a.) Attentive to discover and avoid danger, or to provide for safety; wakeful; watchful; circumspect; wary.

Vignette (n.) A running ornament consisting of leaves and tendrils, used in Gothic architecture.

Vignette (n.) A decorative design, originally representing vine branches or tendrils, at the head of a chapter, of a manuscript or printed book, or in a similar position; hence, by extension, any small picture in a book; hence, also, as such pictures are often without a definite bounding

Vignette (v. t.) To make, as an engraving or a photograph, with a border or edge insensibly fading away.

Vigorite (n.) An explosive containing nitroglycerin. It is used in blasting.

Vigoroso (a. & adv.) Vigorous; energetic; with energy; -- a direction to perform a passage with energy and force.

Vigorous (a.) Possessing vigor; full of physical or mental strength or active force; strong; lusty; robust; as, a vigorous youth; a vigorous plant.

Vigorous (a.) Exhibiting strength, either of body or mind; powerful; strong; forcible; energetic; as, vigorous exertions; a vigorous prosecution of a war.

Vilifier (n.) One who vilifies or defames.

Vilified (imp. & p. p.) of Vilify

Vilipend (v. t.) To value lightly; to depreciate; to slight; to despise.

Villager (n.) An inhabitant of a village.

Villainy (n.) The quality or state of being a villain, or villainous; extreme depravity; atrocious wickedness; as, the villainy of the seducer.

Villainy (n.) Abusive, reproachful language; discourteous speech; foul talk.

Villainy (n.) The act of a villain; a deed of deep depravity; a crime.

Villakin (n.) A little villa.

Villanel (n.) A ballad.

Villatic (a.) Of or pertaining to a farm or a village; rural.

Vinatico (n.) Madeira mahogany; the coarse, dark-colored wood of the Persea Indica.

Vincible (a.) Capable of being overcome or subdued; conquerable.

Vincture (n.) A binding.

Vinculum (n.) A bond of union; a tie.

Vinculum (n.) A straight, horizontal mark placed over two or more members of a compound quantity, which are to be subjected to the same operation, as in the expression x2 + y2 - x + y.

Vinculum (n.) A band or bundle of fibers; a fraenum.

Vinculum (n.) A commissure uniting the two main tendons in the foot of certain birds.

Vinegary (a.) Having the nature of vinegar; sour; unamiable.

Vineyard (n.) An inclosure or yard for grapevines; a plantation of vines producing grapes.

Vinnewed (a.) Moldy; musty.

Vinolent (a.) Given to wine; drunken; intemperate.

Vinosity (n.) The quality or state of being vinous.

Vinquish (n.) See Vanquish, n.

Vintager (n.) One who gathers the vintage.

Violable (a.) Capable of being violated, broken, or injured.

Violates (imp. & p. p.) of Violate

Violator (n.) One who violates; an infringer; a profaner; a ravisher.

Violence (n.) The quality or state of being violent; highly excited action, whether physical or moral; vehemence; impetuosity; force.

Violence (n.) Injury done to that which is entitled to respect, reverence, or observance; profanation; infringement; unjust force; outrage; assault.

Violence (n.) Ravishment; rape; constupration.

Violence (v. t.) To assault; to injure; also, to bring by violence; to compel.

Violuric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a complex nitroso derivative of barbituric acid. It is obtained as a white or yellow crystal

Viperina (n. pl.) See Viperoidea.

Viperine (a.) Of or pertaining to a viper or vipers; resembling a viper.

Viperish (a.) Somewhat like a viper; viperous.

Viperous (a.) Having the qualities of a viper; malignant; venomous; as, a viperous tongue.

Viragoes (pl. ) of Virago

Virgated (a.) Striped; streaked.

Virginal (a.) Of or pertaining to a virgin; becoming a virgin; maidenly.

Virginal (n.) An instrument somewhat resembling the spinet, but having a rectangular form, like the small piano. It had strings and keys, but only one wire to a note. The instrument was used in the sixteenth century, but is now wholly obsolete. It was sometimes called a pair of virginals.

Virginal (v. i.) To play with the fingers, as if on a virginal; to tap or pat.

Virginia (n.) One of the States of the United States of America.

Virginia (a.) Of or pertaining to the State of Virginia.

Viridine (n.) A greenish, oily, nitrogenous hydrocarbon, C12H19N7, obtained from coal tar, and probably consisting of a mixture of several metameric compounds which are higher derivatives of the base pyridine.

Viridite (n.) A greenish chloritic mineral common in certain igneous rocks, as diabase, as a result of alternation.

Viridity (n.) Greenness; verdure; the color of grass and foliage.

Viridity (n.) Freshness; soundness.

Virility (n.) The quality or state of being virile; developed manhood; man

Virtuate (v. t.) To make efficacious; to give virtue of efficacy.

Virtuosi (pl. ) of Virtuoso

Virtuoso (n.) One devoted to virtu; one skilled in the fine arts, in antiquities, and the like; a collector or ardent admirer of curiosities, etc.

Virtuoso (n.) A performer on some instrument, as the violin or the piano, who excels in the technical part of his art; a brilliant concert player.

Virtuous (a.) Possessing or exhibiting virtue.

Virtuous (a.) Exhibiting manly courage and strength; valorous; valiant; brave.

Virtuous (a.) Having power or efficacy; powerfully operative; efficacious; potent.

Virtuous (a.) Having moral excellence; characterized by morality; upright; righteous; pure; as, a virtuous action.

Virtuous (a.) Chaste; pure; -- applied especially to women.

Virulent (a.) Extremely poisonous or venomous; very active in doing injury.

Virulent (a.) Very bitter in enmity; actuated by a desire to injure; malignant; as, a virulent invective.

Viscacha (n.) Alt. of Viz-cacha

Visceral (a.) Of or pertaining to the viscera; splanchnic.

Visceral (a.) Fig.: Having deep sensibility.

Viscount (a.) An officer who formerly supplied the place of the count, or earl; the sheriff of the county.

Viscount (a.) A nobleman of the fourth rank, next in order below an earl and next above a baron; also, his degree or title of nobility. See Peer, n., 3.

Visigoth (n.) One of the West Goths. See the Note under Goth.

Visioned (imp. & p. p.) of Vision

Visional (a.) Of or pertaining to a vision.

Visioned (a.) Having the power of seeing visions; inspired; also, seen in visions.

Visiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Visit

Visitant (n.) One who visits; a guest; a visitor.

Visitant (a.) Visiting.

Visiting () a. & vb. n. from Visit.

Vitaille (n.) Food; victuals.

Vitalism (n.) The doctrine that all the functions of a living organism are due to an unknown vital principle distinct from all chemical and physical forces.

Vitalist (n.) A believer in the theory of vitalism; -- opposed to physicist.

Vitality (n.) The quality or state of being vital; the principle of life; vital force; animation; as, the vitality of eggs or vegetable seeds; the vitality of an enterprise.

Vitalize (v. t.) To endow with life, or vitality; to give life to; to make alive; as, vitalized blood.

Vitellin (n.) An albuminous body, belonging to the class of globulins, obtained from yolk of egg, of which it is the chief proteid constituent, and from the seeds of many plants. From the latter it can be separated in crystal

Vitellus (n.) The contents or substance of the ovum; egg yolk. See Illust. of Ovum.

Vitellus (n.) Perisperm in an early condition.

Vitiated (imp. & p. p.) of Vitiate

Vitiligo (n.) A rare skin disease consisting in the development of smooth, milk-white spots upon various parts of the body.

Vitrella (n.) One of the transparent lenslike cells in the ocelli of certain arthropods.

Vitreous (a.) Consisting of, or resembling, glass; glassy; as, vitreous rocks.

Vitreous (a.) Of or pertaining to glass; derived from glass; as, vitreous electricity.


Vivacity (n.) The quality or state of being vivacious.

Vivacity (n.) Tenacity of life; vital force; natural vigor.

Vivacity (n.) Life; animation; spiritedness; live

Vivarium (n.) A place artificially arranged for keeping or raising living animals, as a park, a pond, an aquarium, a warren, etc.

Vivaries (pl. ) of Vivary

Vividity (n.) The quality or state of being vivid; vividness.

Vivified (imp. & p. p.) of Vivify

Vivipara (n. pl.) An artificial division of vertebrates including those that produce their young alive; -- opposed to Ovipara.

Vivisect (v. t.) To perform vivisection upon; to dissect alive.

Vixenish (a.) Of or pertaining to a vixen; resembling a vixen.

Vizarded (a.) Wearing a vizard.

Vizcacha (n.) Same as Viscacha.

Wichitas (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians native of the region between the Arkansas and Red rivers. They are related to the Pawnees. See Pawnees.

Wickedly (adv.) In a wicked manner; in a manner, or with motives and designs, contrary to the divine law or the law of morality; viciously; corruptly; immorally.

Wickered (a.) Made of, secured by, or covered with, wickers or wickerwork.

Widening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Widen

Wideness (n.) The quality or state of being wide; breadth; width; great extent from side to side; as, the wideness of a room.

Wideness (n.) Large extent in all directions; broadness; greatness; as, the wideness of the sea or ocean.

Widowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Widow

Wielding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wield

Wielding (n.) Power; authority; rule.

Wifehood (n.) Womanhood.

Wifehood (n.) The state of being a wife; the character of a wife.

Wifeless (a.) Without a wife; unmarried.

Wifelike (a.) Of, pertaining to, or like, a wife or a woman.

Wild-cat (a.) Unsound; worthless; irresponsible; unsafe; -- said to have been originally applied to the notes of an insolvent bank in Michigan upon which there was the figure of a panther.

Wild-cat (a.) Running without control; running along the

Wildered (imp. & p. p.) of Wilder

Wildfire (n.) A composition of inflammable materials, which, kindled, is very hard to quench; Greek fire.

Wildfire (n.) An old name for erysipelas.

Wildfire (n.) A disease of sheep, attended with inflammation of the skin.

Wildfire (n.) A sort of lightning unaccompanied by thunder.

Wildness (n.) The quality or state of being wild; an uncultivated or untamed state; disposition to rove or go unrestrained; rudeness; savageness; irregularity; distraction.

Wildwood (n.) A wild or unfrequented wood. Also used adjectively; as, wildwood flowers; wildwood echoes.

Wilfully (n.) Alt. of Wilfulness


Williwaw (n.) Alt. of Willywaw

Willywaw (n.) A whirlwind, or whirlwind squall, encountered in the Straits of Magellan.

Willowed (a.) Abounding with willows; containing willows; covered or overgrown with willows.

Willower (n.) A willow. See Willow, n., 2.

Willsome (a.) Willful; obstinate.

Willsome (a.) Fat; indolent.

Willsome (a.) Doubtful; uncertain.

Willying (n.) The process of cleansing wool, cotton, or the like, with a willy, or willow.

Wimbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wimble

Wimpling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wimple

Windbore (n.) The lower, or bottom, pipe in a lift of pumps in a mine.

Windfall (n.) Anything blown down or off by the wind, as fruit from a tree, or the tree itself, or a portion of a forest prostrated by a violent wind, etc.

Windfall (n.) An unexpected legacy, or other gain.

Windgall (n.) A soft tumor or synovial swelling on the fetlock joint of a horse; -- so called from having formerly been supposed to contain air.

Windlace (n. & v.) See Windlass.

Windlass (n.) A winding and circuitous way; a roundabout course; a shift.

Windlass (v. i.) To take a roundabout course; to work warily or by indirect means.

Windlass (n.) A machine for raising weights, consisting of a horizontal cylinder or roller moving on its axis, and turned by a crank, lever, or similar means, so as to wind up a rope or chain attached to the weight. In vessels the windlass is often used instead of the capstan for raising the anchor. It is usually set upon the forecastle, and is worked by hand or steam.

Windlass (n.) An apparatus resembling a winch or windlass, for bending the bow of an arblast, or crossbow.

Windlass (v. t. & i.) To raise with, or as with, a windlass; to use a windlass.

Windless (a.) Having no wind; calm.

Windless (a.) Wanting wind; out of breath.

Windmill (n.) A mill operated by the power of the wind, usually by the action of the wind upon oblique vanes or sails which radiate from a horizontal shaft.

Windowed (imp. & p. p.) of Window

Windowed (a.) Having windows or openings.

Windpipe (n.) The passage for the breath from the larynx to the lungs; the trachea; the weasand. See Illust. under Lung.

Windward (n.) The point or side from which the wind blows; as, to ply to the windward; -- opposed to leeward.

Windward (a.) Situated toward the point from which the wind blows; as, the Windward Islands.

Windward (adv.) Toward the wind; in the direction from which the wind blows.

Wineless (a.) destitute of wine; as, wineless life.

Wingfish (n.) A sea robin having large, winglike pectoral fins. See Sea robin, under Robin.

Wingless (a.) Having no wings; not able to ascend or fly.

Winnowed (imp. & p. p.) of Winnew

Winnower (n.) One who, or that which, winnows; specifically, a winnowing machine.

Wintered (imp. & p. p.) of Winter

Winterly (a.) Like winter; wintry; cold; hence, disagreeable, cheerless; as, winterly news.

Wirbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wirble

Wiredrew (imp.) of Wiredraw

Wiredraw (v. t.) To form (a piece of metal) into wire, by drawing it through a hole in a plate of steel.

Wiredraw (v. t.) Hence, to draw by art or violence.

Wiredraw (v. t.) Hence, also, to draw or spin out to great length and tenuity; as, to wiredraw an argument.

Wiredraw (v. t.) To pass, or to draw off, (as steam) through narrow ports, or the like, thus reducing its pressure or force by friction.

Wirework (n.) Work, especially openwork, formed of wires.

Wireworm (n.) One of the larvae of various species of snapping beetles, or elaters; -- so called from their slenderness and the uncommon hardness of the integument. Wireworms are sometimes very destructive to the roots of plants. Called also wire grub.

Wireworm (n.) A galleyworm.

Wiriness (n.) The quality of being wiry.

Wiseacre (v.) A learned or wise man.

Wiseacre (v.) One who makes undue pretensions to wisdom; a would-be-wise person; hence, in contempt, a simpleton; a dunce.

Wiseling (n.) One who pretends to be wise; a wiseacre; a witling.

Wiseness (n.) Wisdom.

Wishable (a.) Capable or worthy of being wished for; desirable.

Wishbone (n.) The forked bone in front of the breastbone in birds; -- called also merrythought, and wishing bone. See Merrythought, and Furculum.

Wishedly (adv.) According to wish; conformably to desire.

Wistaria (n.) A genus of climbing leguminous plants bearing long, pendulous clusters of pale bluish flowers.

Witching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Witch

Witchery (n.) Sorcery; enchantment; witchcraft.

Witchery (n.) Fascination; irresistible influence; enchantment.

Witching (a.) That witches or enchants; suited to enchantment or witchcraft; bewitching.

Witchuck (n.) The sand martin, or bank swallow.

Witcraft (n.) Art or skill of the mind; contrivance; invention; wit.

Witcraft (n.) The art of reasoning; logic.

Witeless (a.) Blameless.

Withdrew (imp.) of Withdraw

Withdraw (v. t.) To take back or away, as what has been bestowed or enjoyed; to draw back; to cause to move away or retire; as, to withdraw aid, favor, capital, or the like.

Withdraw (v. t.) To take back; to recall or retract; as, to withdraw false charges.

Withdraw (v. i.) To retire; to retreat; to quit a company or place; to go away; as, he withdrew from the company.

Withered (imp. & p. p.) of Wither

Withered (a.) Faded; dried up; shriveled; wilted; wasted; wasted away.

Withheld (imp.) of Withhold

Withheld (p. p.) of Withhold

Withhold (v. t.) To hold back; to restrain; to keep from action.

Withhold (v. t.) To retain; to keep back; not to grant; as, to withhold assent to a proposition.

Withhold (v. t.) To keep; to maintain; to retain.

Withvine (n.) Quitch grass.

Withwind (n.) A kind of bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis).

Withwine (n.) Same as Withvine.

Wittolly (a.) Like a wittol; cuckoldly.

Wivehood (n.) Wifehood.

Wiveless (a.) Wifeless.

Wizardly (a.) Resembling or becoming a wizard; wizardlike; weird.

Wizardry (n.) The character or practices o/ wizards; sorcery; magic.

Xiphioid (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a cetacean of the genus Xiphius or family Xiphiidae.

Xiphodon (n.) An extinct genus of artiodactylous mammals found in the European Tertiary formations. It had slender legs, didactylous feet, and small canine teeth.

Yielding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Yield

Yielding (a.) Inc

Zigzaggy (a.) Having sharp turns.

Zincking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Zinc

Zincking (n.) Alt. of Zincing

Ziphioid (n.) See Xiphioid.

Zirconia (n.) The oxide of zirconium, obtained as a white powder, and possessing both acid and basic properties. On account of its infusibility, and brilliant luminosity when incandescent, it is used as an ingredient of sticks for the Drummomd light.

Zirconic (a.) Pertaining to, containing, or resembling, zirconium; as, zirconic oxide; zirconic compounds.

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