8 letter words whose second letter is O
Aoristic (a.) Indefinite; pertaining to the aorist tense.
Aortitis (n.) Inflammation of the aorta.
Boarding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Board
Boarding (n.) The act of entering a ship, whether with a hostile or a friendly purpose.
Boarding (n.) The act of covering with boards; also, boards, collectively; or a covering made of boards.
Boarding (n.) The act of supplying, or the state of being supplied, with regular or specified meals, or with meals and lodgings, for pay.
Boarfish (n.) A Mediterranean fish (Capros aper), of the family Caproidae; -- so called from the resemblance of the extended lips to a hog's snout.
Boarfish (n.) An Australian percoid fish (Histiopterus recurvirostris), valued as a food fish.
Boasting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Boast
Boastful (a.) Given to, or full of, boasting; inc
Boasting (n.) The act of glorying or vaunting; vainglorious speaking; ostentatious display.
Boastive (a.) Presumptuous.
Boatable (a.) Such as can be transported in a boat.
Boatable (a.) Navigable for boats, or small river craft.
Boatbill (n.) A wading bird (Cancroma cochlearia) of the tropical parts of South America. Its bill is somewhat like a boat with the keel uppermost.
Boatbill (n.) A perching bird of India, of the genus Eurylaimus.
Boat bug () An aquatic hemipterous insect of the genus Notonecta; -- so called from swimming on its back, which gives it the appearance of a little boat. Called also boat fly, boat insect, boatman, and water boatman.
Boatfuls (pl. ) of Boatful
Boatsman (n.) A boatman.
Bobbinet (n.) A kind of cotton lace which is wrought by machines, and not by hand.
Bobolink (n.) An American singing bird (Dolichonyx oryzivorus). The male is black and white; the female is brown; -- called also, ricebird, reedbird, and Boblincoln.
Bobwhite (n.) The common quail of North America (Colinus, or Ortyx, Virginianus); -- so called from its note.
Bocasine (n.) A sort of fine buckram.
Bockelet (n.) A kind of long-winged hawk; -- called also bockerel, and bockeret.
Bockland (n.) See Bookland.
Bodement (n.) An omen; a prognostic.
Bodiless (a.) Having no body.
Bodiless (a.) Without material form; incorporeal.
Bodleian (a.) Of or pertaining to Sir Thomas Bodley, or to the celebrated library at Oxford, founded by him in the sixteenth century.
Boeotian (a.) Of or pertaining to Boeotia; hence, stupid; dull; obtuse.
Boeotian (n.) A native of Boeotia; also, one who is dull and ignorant.
Bogberry (n.) The small cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccus), which grows in boggy places.
Boggling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Boggle
Bogglish (a.) Doubtful; skittish.
Bohemian (a.) Of or pertaining to Bohemia, or to the language of its ancient inhabitants or their descendants. See Bohemian, n., 2.
Bohemian (n.) Of or pertaining to a social gypsy or "Bohemian" (see Bohemian, n., 3); vagabond; unconventional; free and easy.
Bohemian (n.) A native of Bohemia.
Bohemian (n.) The language of the Czechs (the ancient inhabitants of Bohemia), the richest and most developed of the dialects of the Slavic family.
Bohemian (n.) A restless vagabond; -- originally, an idle stroller or gypsy (as in France) thought to have come from Bohemia; in later times often applied to an adventurer in art or literature, of irregular, unconventional habits, questionable tastes, or free morals.
Boistous (a.) Rough or rude; coarse; strong; violent; boisterous; noisy.
Boldened (imp. & p. p.) of Bolden
Boldness (n.) The state or quality of being bold.
Bolivian (a.) Of or pertaining to Bolivia.
Bolivian (n.) A native of Bolivia.
Bollworm (n.) The larva of a moth (Heliothis armigera) which devours the bolls or unripe pods of the cotton plant, often doing great damage to the crops.
Bolthead (n.) A long, straight-necked, glass vessel for chemical distillations; -- called also a matrass or receiver.
Bolthead (n.) The head of a bolt.
Boltrope (n.) A rope stitched to the edges of a sail to strengthen the sail.
Bombardo (n.) Alt. of Bombardon
Bombycid (a.) Like or pertaining to the genus Bombyx, or the family Bombycidae.
Bonassus (n.) The aurochs or European bison. See Aurochs.
Bondager (n.) A field worker, esp. a woman who works in the field.
Bondmaid (n.) A female slave, or one bound to service without wages, as distinguished from a hired servant.
Bondsmen (pl. ) of Bondsman
Bondsman (n.) A slave; a villain; a serf; a bondman.
Bondsman (n.) A surety; one who is bound, or who gives security, for another.
Boneache (n.) Pain in the bones.
Bonefish (n.) See Ladyfish.
Boneless (a.) Without bones.
Boneshaw (n.) Sciatica.
Bongrace (n.) A projecting bonnet or shade to protect the complexion; also, a wide-brimmed hat.
Bonhomie (n.) Alt. of Bonhommie
Bonibell (n.) See Bonnibel.
Boniface (n.) An innkeeper.
Boniform (a.) Sensitive or responsive to moral excellence.
Boniness (n.) The condition or quality of being bony.
Bonitary (a.) Beneficial, as opposed to statutory or civil; as, bonitary dominion of land.
Bonitoes (pl. ) of Bonito
Bonsmots (pl. ) of Bonmot
Bonneted (a.) Wearing a bonnet.
Bonneted (a.) Protected by a bonnet. See Bonnet, 4 (a).
Bonnibel (n.) A handsome girl.
Bonspiel (n.) A cur/ing match between clubs.
Bontebok (n.) The pied antelope of South Africa (Alcelaphus pygarga). Its face and rump are white. Called also nunni.
Boobyish (a.) Stupid; dull.
Boodhism (n.) Same as Buddhism.
Boodhist (n.) Same as Buddhist.
Boohooed (imp. & p. p.) of Boohoe
Bookcase (n.) A case with shelves for holding books, esp. one with glazed doors.
Bookland (n.) Alt. of Bockland
Bockland (n.) Charter land held by deed under certain rents and free services, which differed in nothing from free socage lands. This species of tenure has given rise to the modern freeholds.
Bookless (a.) Without books; unlearned.
Bookmark (n.) Something placed in a book to guide in finding a particular page or passage; also, a label in a book to designate the owner; a bookplate.
Bookmate (n.) A schoolfellow; an associate in study.
Bookshop (n.) A bookseller's shop.
Bookwork (n.) Work done upon a book or books (as in a printing office), in distinction from newspaper or job work.
Bookwork (n.) Study; application to books.
Bookworm (n.) Any larva of a beetle or moth, which is injurious to books. Many species are known.
Bookworm (n.) A student closely attached to books or addicted to study; a reader without appreciation.
Boomorah (n.) A small West African chevrotain (Hyaemoschus aquaticus), resembling the musk deer.
Boosting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Boost
Boothale (v. t. & i.) To forage for booty; to plunder.
Boothose (n.) Stocking hose, or spatterdashes, in lieu of boots.
Boothose (n.) Hose made to be worn with boots, as by travelers on horseback.
Bootikin (n.) A little boot, legging, or gaiter.
Bootikin (n.) A covering for the foot or hand, worn as a cure for the gout.
Bootjack (n.) A device for pulling off boots.
Bootless (a.) Unavailing; unprofitable; useless; without advantage or success.
Bootlick (n.) A toady.
Boottree (n.) An instrument to stretch and widen the leg of a boot, consisting of two pieces, together shaped like a leg, between which, when put into the boot, a wedge is driven.
Borachte (n.) A large leather bottle for liquors, etc., made of the skin of a goat or other animal. Hence: A drunkard.
Boracite (n.) A mineral of a white or gray color occurring massive and in isometric crystals; in composition it is a magnesium borate with magnesium chloride.
Boracous (a.) Relating to, or obtained from, borax; containing borax.
Bordeaux (a.) Pertaining to Bordeaux in the south of France.
Bordeaux (n.) A claret wine from Bordeaux.
Bordello (n.) A brothel; a bawdyhouse; a house devoted to prostitution.
Bordered (imp. & p. p.) of Border
Borderer (n.) One who dwells on a border, or at the extreme part or confines of a country, region, or tract of land; one who dwells near to a place or region.
Bordland (n.) Either land held by a bordar, or the land which a lord kept for the maintenance of his board, or table.
Bordlode (n.) The service formerly required of a tenant, to carry timber from the woods to the lord's house.
Borecole (n.) A brassicaceous plant of many varieties, cultivated for its leaves, which are not formed into a compact head like the cabbage, but are loose, and are generally curled or wrinkled; kale.
Borracho (n.) See Borachio.
Borrowed (imp. & p. p.) of Borrow
Borrower (n.) One who borrows.
Boshvark (n.) The bush hog. See under Bush, a thicket.
Bosoming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bosom
Bosporus (n.) A strait or narrow sea between two seas, or a lake and a seas; as, the Bosporus (formerly the Thracian Bosporus) or Strait of Constantinople, between the Black Sea and Sea of Marmora; the Cimmerian Bosporus, between the Black Sea and Sea of Azof.
Botanist (n.) One skilled in botany; one versed in the knowledge of plants.
Botanize (v. i.) To seek after plants for botanical investigation; to study plants.
Botanize (v. t.) To explore for botanical purposes.
Botanies (pl. ) of Botany
Botching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Botch
Botchery (n.) A botching, or that which is done by botching; clumsy or careless workmanship.
Boteless (a.) Unavailing; in vain. See Bootless.
Bothered (imp. & p. p.) of Bother
Botherer (n.) One who bothers.
Bothnian (a.) Alt. of Bothnic
Botryoid (a.) Alt. of Botryoidal
Botryose (a.) Having the form of a cluster of grapes.
Botryose (a.) Of the racemose or acropetal type of inflorescence.
Bottling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bottle
Bottling (n.) The act or the process of putting anything into bottles (as beer, mineral water, etc.) and corking the bottles.
Bottomed (imp. & p. p.) of Bottom
Bottomed (a.) Having at the bottom, or as a bottom; resting upon a bottom; grounded; -- mostly, in composition; as, sharp-bottomed; well-bottomed.
Bottomry (n.) A contract in the nature of a mortgage, by which the owner of a ship, or the master as his agent, hypothecates and binds the ship (and sometimes the accruing freight) as security for the repayment of money advanced or lent for the use of the ship, if she terminates her voyage successfully. If the ship is lost by perils of the sea, the lender loses the money; but if the ship arrives safe, he is to receive the money lent, with the interest or premium stipulated, although it may, an
Bouchees (n. pl.) Small patties.
Boughten (a.) Purchased; not obtained or produced at home.
Bouillon (n.) A nutritious liquid food made by boiling beef, or other meat, in water; a clear soup or broth.
Bouillon (n.) An excrescence on a horse's frush or frog.
Bouldery (a.) Characterized by bowlders.
Bouncing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bounce
Bouncing (a.) Stout; plump and healthy; lusty; buxom.
Bouncing (a.) Excessive; big.
Bounding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bound
Boundary (n.) That which indicates or fixes a limit or extent, or marks a bound, as of a territory; a bounding or separating
Bounding (a.) Moving with a bound or bounds.
Bounties (pl. ) of Bounty
Bourgeon (v. i.) To sprout; to put forth buds; to shoot forth, as a branch.
Bournous (n.) See Burnoose.
Boutefeu (n.) An incendiary; an inciter of quarrels.
Boviform (a.) Resembling an ox in form; ox-shaped.
Bowelled () of Bowel
Boweling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bowel
Bowenite (n.) A hard, compact variety of serpentine found in Rhode Island. It is of a light green color and resembles jade.
Boweries (pl. ) of Bowery
Bowgrace (n.) A frame or fender of rope or junk, laid out at the sides or bows of a vessel to secure it from injury by floating ice.
Bow hand () The hand that holds the bow, i. e., the left hand.
Bow hand () The hand that draws the bow, i. e., the right hand.
Bowingly (adv.) In a bending manner.
Bowldery (a.) Characterized by bowlders.
Bowsprit (n.) A large boom or spar, which projects over the stem of a ship or other vessel, to carry sail forward.
Boxberry (n.) The wintergreen. (Gaultheria procumbens).
Box-iron (n.) A hollow smoothing iron containing a heater within.
Boxthorn (n.) A plant of the genus Lycium, esp. Lycium barbarum.
Boydekin (n.) A dagger; a bodkin.
Boyishly (adv.) In a boyish manner; like a boy.
Coaching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coach
Coachbox () The seat of a coachman.
Coachdog () One of a breed of dogs trained to accompany carriages; the Dalmatian dog.
Coachmen (pl. ) of Coachman
Coachman (n.) A man whose business is to drive a coach or carriage.
Coachman (n.) A tropical fish of the Atlantic ocean (Dutes auriga); -- called also charioteer. The name refers to a long, lashlike spine of the dorsal fin.
Coaction (n.) Force; compulsion, either in restraining or impelling.
Coactive (a.) Serving to compel or constrain; compulsory; restrictive.
Coactive (a.) Acting in concurrence; united in action.
Coadjust (v. t.) To adjust by mutual adaptations.
Coagency (n.) Agency in common; joint agency or agent.
Coagment (v. t.) To join together.
Coagulum (a.) The thick, curdy precipitate formed by the coagulation of albuminous matter; any mass of coagulated matter, as a clot of blood.
Coalesce (n.) To grow together; to unite by growth into one body; as, the parts separated by a wound coalesce.
Coalesce (n.) To unite in one body or product; to combine into one body or community; as, vapors coalesce.
Coalfish (n.) The pollock; -- called also, coalsey, colemie, colmey, coal whiting, etc. See Pollock.
Coalfish (n.) The beshow or candlefish of Alaska.
Coalfish (n.) The cobia.
Coal tar () A thick, black, tarry liquid, obtained by the distillation of bituminous coal in the manufacture of illuminating gas; used for making printer's ink, black varnish, etc. It is a complex mixture from which many substances have been obtained, especially hydrocarbons of the benzene or aromatic series.
Coamings (n. pl.) Raised pieces of wood of iron around a hatchway, skylight, or other opening in the deck, to prevent water from running bellow; esp. the fore-and-aft pieces of a hatchway frame as distinguished from the transverse head ledges.
Coarsely (adv.) In a coarse manner; roughly; rudely; inelegantly; uncivilly; meanly.
Coasting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coast
Coasting (a.) Sailing along or near a coast, or running between ports along a coast.
Coasting (n.) A sailing along a coast, or from port to port; a carrying on a coasting trade.
Coasting (n.) Sliding down hill; sliding on a sled upon snow or ice.
Coatless (a.) Not wearing a coat; also, not possessing a coat.
Cobaltic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, cobalt; -- said especially of those compounds in which cobalt has higher valence; as, cobaltic oxide.
Cobbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cobble
Cobishop (n.) A joint or coadjutant bishop.
Cobstone (n.) Cobblestone.
Cobwebby (a.) Abounding in cobwebs, or any fine web; resembling a cobweb.
Coccyges (pl. ) of Coccyx
Cochlear (a.) Of or pertaining to the cochlea.
Cockaded (a.) Wearing a cockade.
Cockatoo (n.) A bird of the Parrot family, of the subfamily Cacatuinae, having a short, strong, and much curved beak, and the head ornamented with a crest, which can be raised or depressed at will. There are several genera and many species; as the broad-crested (Plictolophus, / Cacatua, cristatus), the sulphur-crested (P. galeritus), etc. The palm or great black cockatoo of Australia is Microglossus aterrimus.
Cockbill (v. t.) To tilt up one end of so as to make almost vertical; as, to cockbill the yards as a sign of mourning.
Cockboat (n.) A small boat, esp. one used on rivers or near the shore.
Cockcrow (n.) Alt. of Cockcrowing
Cockered (imp. & p. p.) of Cocker
Cockerel (n.) A young cock.
Cockhead (n.) The rounded or pointed top of a grinding mill spindle, forming a pivot on which the stone is balanced.
Cockling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cockle
Cockloft (n.) An upper loft; a garret; the highest room in a building.
Cockneys (pl. ) of Cockney
Cockshut (n.) A kind of net to catch woodcock.
Cockspur (n.) A variety of Crataegus, or hawthorn (C. Crus-galli), having long, straight thorns; -- called also Cockspur thorn.
Cocksure (a.) Perfectly safe.
Cocksure (a.) Quite certain.
Cocktail (n.) A beverage made of brandy, whisky, or gin, iced, flavored, and sweetened.
Cocktail (n.) A horse, not of pure breed, but having only one eighth or one sixteenth impure blood in his veins.
Cocktail (n.) A mean, half-hearted fellow; a coward.
Cocktail (n.) A species of rove beetle; -- so called from its habit of elevating the tail.
Cockweed (n.) Peppergrass.
Cocoanut (n.) The large, hard-shelled nut of the cocoa palm. It yields an agreeable milky liquid and a white meat or albumen much used as food and in making oil.
Cocobolo (n.) Alt. of Cocobolas
Coctible (a.) Capable of being cooked.
Coddling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coddle
Codifier (n.) One who codifies.
Codified (imp. & p. p.) of Codify
Codpiece (n.) A part of male dress in front of the breeches, formerly made very conspicuous.
Coenurus (n.) The larval stage of a tapeworm (Taenia coenurus) which forms bladderlike sacs in the brain of sheep, causing the fatal disease known as water brain, vertigo, staggers or gid.
Coercing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coerce
Coercion (n.) The act or process of coercing.
Coercion (n.) The application to another of either physical or moral force. When the force is physical, and cannot be resisted, then the act produced by it is a nullity, so far as concerns the party coerced. When the force is moral, then the act, though voidable, is imputable to the party doing it, unless he be so paralyzed by terror as to act convulsively. At the same time coercion is not negatived by the fact of submission under force. "Coactus volui" (I consented under compulsion) is the co
Coercive (a.) Serving or intended to coerce; having power to constrain.
Coestate (n.) Joint estate.
Coextend (v. t.) To extend through the same space or time with another; to extend to the same degree.
Cofferer (n.) One who keeps treasures in a coffer.
Coffined (imp. & p. p.) of Coffin
Cogenial (a.) Congenial.
Cogently (adv.) In a cogent manner; forcibly; convincingly; conclusively.
Cogitate (v. i.) To engage in continuous thought; to think.
Cogitate (v. t.) To think over; to plan.
Cognatus (n.) A person connected through cognation.
Cognisor (n.) Alt. of Cognisee
Cognisee (n.) See Cognizor, Cognizee.
Cognizee (n.) One to whom a fine of land was acknowledged.
Cognizor (n.) One who acknowledged the right of the plaintiff or cognizee in a fine; the defendant.
Cognomen (n.) The last of the three names of a person among the ancient Romans, denoting his house or family.
Cognomen (n.) A surname.
Cognovit (n.) An instrument in writing whereby a defendant in an action acknowledges a plaintiff's demand to be just.
Cogwheel (n.) A wheel with cogs or teeth; a gear wheel. See Illust. of Gearing.
Coherald (n.) A joint herald.
Cohering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cohere
Coherent (a.) Sticking together; cleaving; as the parts of bodies; solid or fluid.
Coherent (a.) Composed of mutually dependent parts; making a logical whole; consistent; as, a coherent plan, argument, or discourse.
Coherent (a.) Logically consistent; -- applied to persons; as, a coherent thinker.
Coherent (a.) Suitable or suited; adapted; accordant.
Cohesion (n.) The act or state of sticking together; close union.
Cohesion (n.) That from of attraction by which the particles of a body are united throughout the mass, whether like or unlike; -- distinguished from adhesion, which unites bodies by their adjacent surfaces.
Cohesion (n.) Logical agreement and dependence; as, the cohesion of ideas.
Cohesive (a.) Holding the particles of a homogeneous body together; as, cohesive attraction; producing cohesion; as, a cohesive force.
Cohesive (a.) Cohering, or sticking together, as in a mass; capable of cohering; tending to cohere; as, cohesive clay.
Cohobate (v. t.) To repeat the distillation of, pouring the liquor back upon the matter remaining in the vessel.
Coiffure (n.) A headdress, or manner of dressing the hair.
Coincide (n.) To occupy the same place in space, as two equal triangles, when placed one on the other.
Coincide (n.) To occur at the same time; to be contemporaneous; as, the fall of Granada coincided with the discovery of America.
Coincide (n.) To correspond exactly; to agree; to concur; as, our aims coincide.
Coinhere (v. i.) To inhere or exist together, as in one substance.
Coistril (n.) An inferior groom or lad employed by an esquire to carry the knight's arms and other necessaries.
Coistril (n.) A mean, paltry fellow; a coward.
Cokernut (n.) The cocoanut.
Cokewold (n.) Cuckold.
Colander (n.) A utensil with a bottom perforated with little holes for straining liquids, mashed vegetable pulp, etc.; a strainer of wickerwork, perforated metal, or the like.
Colation (n.) The act or process of straining or filtering.
Colature (n.) The process of straining; the matter strained; a strainer.
Coldness (n.) The state or quality of being cold.
Coleseed (n.) The common rape or cole.
Coleslaw (n.) A salad made of sliced cabbage.
Colewort (n.) A variety of cabbage in which the leaves never form a compact head.
Colewort (n.) Any white cabbage before the head has become firm.
Coliseum (n.) The amphitheater of Vespasian at Rome, the largest in the world.
Collagen (n.) The chemical basis of ordinary connective tissue, as of tendons or sinews and of bone. On being boiled in water it becomes gelatin or glue.
Collapse (v. i.) To fall together suddenly, as the sides of a hollow vessel; to close by falling or shrinking together; to have the sides or parts of (a thing) fall in together, or be crushed in together; as, a flue in the boiler of a steam engine sometimes collapses.
Collapse (v. i.) To fail suddenly and completely, like something hollow when subject to too much pressure; to undergo a collapse; as, Maximilian's government collapsed soon after the French army left Mexico; many financial projects collapse after attaining some success and importance.
Collapse (n.) A falling together suddenly, as of the sides of a hollow vessel.
Collapse (n.) A sudden and complete failure; an utter failure of any kind; a breakdown.
Collapse (n.) Extreme depression or sudden failing of all the vital powers, as the result of disease, injury, or nervous disturbance.
Collared (imp. & p. p.) of Collar
Collards (n. pl.) Young cabbage, used as "greens"; esp. a kind cultivated for that purpose; colewort.
Collared (a.) Wearing a collar.
Collared (a.) Wearing a collar; -- said of a man or beast used as a bearing when a collar is represented as worn around the neck or loins.
Collared (a.) Rolled up and bound close with a string; as, collared beef. See To collar beef, under Collar, v. t.
Collated (imp. & p. p.) of Collate
Collator (n.) One who collates manuscripts, books, etc.
Collator (n.) One who collates to a benefice.
Collator (n.) One who confers any benefit.
Colletic (a.) Agglutinant.
Colletic (n.) An agglutinant.
Colliery (n.) The place where coal is dug; a coal mine, and the buildings, etc., belonging to it.
Colliery (n.) The coal trade.
Collogue (v. i.) To talk or confer secretly and confidentially; to converse, especially with evil intentions; to plot mischief.
Colloped (a.) Having ridges or bunches of flesh, like collops.
Colloquy (n.) Mutual discourse of two or more persons; conference; conversation.
Colloquy (n.) In some American colleges, a part in exhibitions, assigned for a certain scholarship rank; a designation of rank in collegiate scholarship.
Colluded (imp. & p. p.) of Collude
Colluder (n.) One who conspires in a fraud.
Collying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Colly
Collyria (pl. ) of Collyrium
Colocolo (n.) A South American wild cat (Felis colocolo), of the size of the ocelot.
Colombin (n.) See Calumbin.
Colonial (a.) Of or pertaining to a colony; as, colonial rights, traffic, wars.
Colonist (n.) A member or inhabitant of a colony.
Colonize (v. t.) To plant or establish a colony or colonies in; to people with colonists; to migrate to and settle in.
Colonize (v. i.) To remove to, and settle in, a distant country; to make a colony.
Colonies (pl. ) of Colony
Colophon (n.) An inscription, monogram, or cipher, containing the place and date of publication, printer's name, etc., formerly placed on the last page of a book.
Coloring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Color
Colorate (a.) Colored.
Coloring (n.) The act of applying color to; also, that which produces color.
Coloring (n.) Change of appearance as by addition of color; appearance; show; disguise; misrepresentation.
Colorist (n.) One who colors; an artist who excels in the use of colors; one to whom coloring is of prime importance.
Colormen (pl. ) of Colorman
Colorman (n.) A vender of paints, etc.
Colossal (a.) Of enormous size; gigantic; huge; as, a colossal statue.
Colossal (a.) Of a size larger than heroic. See Heroic.
Colossus (n.) A statue of gigantic size. The name was especially applied to certain famous statues in antiquity, as the Colossus of Nero in Rome, the Colossus of Apollo at Rhodes.
Colossus (n.) Any man or beast of gigantic size.
Colotomy (n.) An operation for opening the colon
Colstaff (n.) A staff by means of which a burden is borne by two persons on their shoulders.
Columbae (n. pl.) An order of birds, including the pigeons.
Columbia (n.) America; the United States; -- a poetical appellation given in honor of Columbus, the discoverer.
Columbic (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, columbium or niobium; niobic.
Columbic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the columbo root.
Columbin (n.) A white, crystal
Columnar (a.) Formed in columns; having the form of a column or columns; like the shaft of a column.
Columned (a.) Having columns.
Comatose (a.) Relating to, or resembling, coma; drowsy; lethargic; as, comatose sleep; comatose fever.
Comatous (a.) Comatose.
Comatula (n.) A crinoid of the genus Antedon and related genera. When young they are fixed by a stem. When adult they become detached and cling to seaweeds, etc., by their dorsal cirri; -- called also feather stars.
Combated (imp. & p. p.) of Combat
Combater (n.) One who combats.
Combined (imp. & p. p.) of Combine
Combined (a.) United closely; confederated; chemically united.
Combiner (n.) One who, or that which, combines.
Combless (a.) Without a comb or crest; as, a combless cock.
Comedian (n.) An actor or player in comedy.
Comedian (n.) A writer of comedy.
Comedown (n.) A downfall; an humiliation.
Comedies (pl. ) of Comedy
Comelily (adv.) In a suitable or becoming manner.
Cometary (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a comet.
Comitial (a.) Relating to the comitia, or popular assemblies of the Romans for electing officers and passing laws.
Comities (pl. ) of Comity
Commatic (a.) Having short clauses or sentences; brief; concise.
Commence (v. i.) To have a beginning or origin; to originate; to start; to begin.
Commence (v. i.) To begin to be, or to act as.
Commence (v. i.) To take a degree at a university.
Commence (v. t.) To enter upon; to begin; to perform the first act of.
Commerce (n.) The exchange or buying and selling of commodities; esp. the exchange of merchandise, on a large scale, between different places or communities; extended trade or traffic.
Commerce (n.) Social intercourse; the dealings of one person or class in society with another; familiarity.
Commerce (n.) Sexual intercourse.
Commerce (n.) A round game at cards, in which the cards are subject to exchange, barter, or trade.
Commerce (v. i.) To carry on trade; to traffic.
Commerce (v. i.) To hold intercourse; to commune.
Commixed (imp. & p. p.) of Commix
Commoner (n.) One of the common people; one having no rank of nobility.
Commoner (n.) A member of the House of Commons.
Commoner (n.) One who has a joint right in common ground.
Commoner (n.) One sharing with another in anything.
Commoner (n.) A student in the university of Oxford, Eng., who is not dependent on any foundation for support, but pays all university charges; - - at Cambridge called a pensioner.
Commoner (n.) A prostitute.
Commonly (adv.) Usually; generally; ordinarily; frequently; for the most part; as, confirmed habits commonly continue through life.
Commonly (adv.) In common; familiarly.
Commonty (n.) A common; a piece of land in which two or more persons have a common right.
Commorse (n.) Remorse.
Commoved (imp. & p. p.) of Commove
Communal (a.) Pertaining to a commune.
Communed (imp. & p. p.) of Commune
Commuted (imp. & p. p.) of Commute
Commuter (n.) One who commutes; especially, one who commutes in traveling.
Compages (v. t.) A system or structure of many parts united.
Compared (imp. & p. p.) of Compare
Comparer (n.) One who compares.
Compense (v. t.) To compensate.
Compesce (v. t.) To hold in check; to restrain.
Competed (imp. & p. p.) of Compete
Compiled (imp. & p. p.) of Compile
Compiler (n.) One who compiles; esp., one who makes books by compilation.
Compinge (v. t.) To compress; to shut up.
Complain (v. i.) To give utterance to expression of grief, pain, censure, regret. etc.; to lament; to murmur; to find fault; -- commonly used with of. Also, to creak or squeak, as a timber or wheel.
Complain (v. i.) To make a formal accusation; to make a charge.
Complain (v. t.) To lament; to bewail.
Complete (a.) Filled up; with no part or element lacking; free from deficiency; entire; perfect; consummate.
Complete (a.) Finished; ended; concluded; completed; as, the edifice is complete.
Complete (a.) Having all the parts or organs which belong to it or to the typical form; having calyx, corolla, stamens, and pistil.
Complete (v. t.) To bring to a state in which there is no deficiency; to perfect; to consummate; to accomplish; to fulfill; to finish; as, to complete a task, or a poem; to complete a course of education.
Complice (n.) An accomplice.
Complier (n.) One who complies, yields, or obeys; one of an easy, yielding temper.
Complied (imp. & p. p.) of Comply
Composed (imp. & p. p.) of Compose
Composed (a.) Free from agitation; calm; sedate; quiet; tranquil; self-possessed.
Composer (n.) One who composes; an author. Specifically, an author of a piece of music.
Composer (n.) One who, or that which, quiets or calms; one who adjusts a difference.
Compound (n.) In the East Indies, an inclosure containing a house, outbuildings, etc.
Compound (v. t.) To form or make by combining different elements, ingredients, or parts; as, to compound a medicine.
Compound (v. t.) To put together, as elements, ingredients, or parts, in order to form a whole; to combine, mix, or unite.
Compound (v. t.) To modify or change by combination with some other thing or part; to mingle with something else.
Compound (v. t.) To compose; to constitute.
Compound (v. t.) To settle amicably; to adjust by agreement; to compromise; to discharge from obligation upon terms different from those which were stipulated; as, to compound a debt.
Compound (v. i.) To effect a composition; to come to terms of agreement; to agree; to settle by a compromise; -- usually followed by with before the person participating, and for before the thing compounded or the consideration.
Compound (v. t.) Composed of two or more elements, ingredients, parts; produced by the union of several ingredients, parts, or things; composite; as, a compound word.
Compound (n.) That which is compounded or formed by the union or mixture of elements ingredients, or parts; a combination of simples; a compound word; the result of composition.
Compound (n.) A union of two or more ingredients in definite proportions by weight, so combined as to form a distinct substance; as, water is a compound of oxygen and hydrogen.
Compress (v. t.) To press or squeeze together; to force into a narrower compass; to reduce the volume of by pressure; to compact; to condense; as, to compress air or water.
Compress (v. t.) To embrace sexually.
Compress (n.) A folded piece of cloth, pledget of lint, etc., used to cover the dressing of wounds, and so placed as, by the aid of a bandage, to make due pressure on any part.
Comprint (v. t. & i.) To print together.
Comprint (v. t. & i.) To print surreptitiously a work belonging to another.
Comprint (n.) The surreptitious printing of another's copy or book; a work thus printed.
Comprise (v. t.) To comprehend; to include.
Comptrol (n. & v.) See Control.
Compunct (a.) Affected with compunction; conscience-stricken.
Computed (imp. & p. p.) of Compute
Computer (n.) One who computes.
Comrogue (n.) A fellow rogue.
Conarium (n.) The pineal gland.
Conation (n.) The power or act which directs or impels to effort of any kind, whether muscular or psychical.
Conative (a.) Of or pertaining to conation.
Concause (n.) A joint cause.
Concaved (imp. & p. p.) of Concave
Concaved (a.) Bowed in the form of an arch; -- called also arched.
Conceded (imp. & p. p.) of Concede
Conceive (v. t.) To receive into the womb and begin to breed; to begin the formation of the embryo of.
Conceive (v. t.) To form in the mind; to plan; to devise; to generate; to originate; as, to conceive a purpose, plan, hope.
Conceive (v. t.) To apprehend by reason or imagination; to take into the mind; to know; to imagine; to comprehend; to understand.
Conceive (v. i.) To have an embryo or fetus formed in the womb; to breed; to become pregnant.
Conceive (v. i.) To have a conception, idea, or opinion; think; -- with of.
Concerto (n.) A composition (usually in symphonic form with three movements) in which one instrument (or two or three) stands out in bold relief against the orchestra, or accompaniment, so as to display its qualities or the performer's skill.
Concetti (pl. ) of Concetto
Concetto (n.) Affected wit; a conceit.
Conchite (n.) A fossil or petrified conch or shell.
Conchoid (n.) A curve, of the fourth degree, first made use of by the Greek geometer, Nicomedes, who invented it for the purpose of trisecting an angle and duplicating the cube.
Conclave (n.) The set of apartments within which the cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church are continuously secluded while engaged in choosing a pope.
Conclave (n.) The body of cardinals shut up in the conclave for the election of a pope; hence, the body of cardinals.
Conclave (n.) A private meeting; a close or secret assembly.
Conclude (v. t.) To shut up; to inclose.
Conclude (v. t.) To include; to comprehend; to shut up together; to embrace.
Conclude (v. t.) To reach as an end of reasoning; to infer, as from premises; to close, as an argument, by inferring; -- sometimes followed by a dependent clause.
Conclude (v. t.) To make a final determination or judgment concerning; to judge; to decide.
Conclude (v. t.) To bring to an end; to close; to finish.
Conclude (v. t.) To bring about as a result; to effect; to make; as, to conclude a bargain.
Conclude (v. t.) To shut off; to restrain; to limit; to estop; to bar; -- generally in the passive; as, the defendant is concluded by his own plea; a judgment concludes the introduction of further evidence argument.
Conclude (v. i.) To come to a termination; to make an end; to close; to end; to terminate.
Conclude (v. i.) To form a final judgment; to reach a decision.
Concolor (a.) Of the same color; of uniform color.
Concrete (a.) United in growth; hence, formed by coalition of separate particles into one mass; united in a solid form.
Concrete (a.) Standing for an object as it exists in nature, invested with all its qualities, as distinguished from standing for an attribute of an object; -- opposed to abstract.
Concrete (a.) Applied to a specific object; special; particular; -- opposed to general. See Abstract, 3.
Concrete (n.) A compound or mass formed by concretion, spontaneous union, or coalescence of separate particles of matter in one body.
Concrete (n.) A mixture of gravel, pebbles, or broken stone with cement or with tar, etc., used for sidewalks, roadways, foundations, etc., and esp. for submarine structures.
Concrete (n.) A term designating both a quality and the subject in which it exists; a concrete term.
Concrete (n.) Sugar boiled down from cane juice to a solid mass.
Concrete (v. i.) To unite or coalesce, as separate particles, into a mass or solid body.
Concrete (v. t.) To form into a mass, as by the cohesion or coalescence of separate particles.
Concrete (v. t.) To cover with, or form of, concrete, as a pavement.
Condense (v. t.) To make more close, compact, or dense; to compress or concentrate into a smaller compass; to consolidate; to abridge; to epitomize.
Condense (v. t.) To reduce into another and denser form, as by cold or pressure; as, to condense gas into a liquid form, or steam into water.
Condense (v. i.) To become more compact; to be reduced into a denser form.
Condense (v. i.) To combine or unite (as two chemical substances) with or without separation of some unimportant side products.
Condense (v. i.) To undergo polymerization.
Condense (a.) Condensed; compact; dense.
Condoled (imp. & p. p.) of Condole
Condoler (n.) One who condoles.
Condoned (imp. & p. p.) of Condone
Conduced (imp. & p. p.) of Conduce
Condylar (a.) Of or pertaining to a condyle.
Conepate (n.) Alt. of Conepatl
Conepatl (n.) The skunk.
Confalon (n.) One of a fraternity of seculars, also called Penitents.
Confated (p.a.) Fated or decreed with something else.
Confeder (v. i.) To confederate.
Conferee (n.) One who is conferred with, or who takes part in a conference; as, the conferees on the part of the Senate.
Conferee (n.) One upon whom something is conferred.
Conferva (n.) Any unbranched, slender, green plant of the fresh-water algae. The word is frequently used in a wider sense.
Confided (imp. & p. p.) of Confide
Confider (n.) One who confides.
Confined (imp. & p. p.) of Confine
Confiner (n.) One who, or that which, limits or restrains.
Confiner (n.) One who lives on confines, or near the border of a country; a borderer; a near neighbor.
Confrmed (imp. & p. p.) of Confirm
Confixed (imp. & p. p.) of Confix
Conflate (v. t.) To blow together; to bring together; to collect; to fuse together; to join or weld; to consolidate.
Conflict (v.) A striking or dashing together; violent collision; as, a conflict of elements or waves.
Conflict (v.) A strife for the mastery; hostile contest; battle; struggle; fighting.
Conflict (v. i.) To strike or dash together; to meet in violent collision; to collide.
Conflict (v. i.) To maintain a conflict; to contend; to engage in strife or opposition; to struggle.
Conflict (v. i.) To be in opposition; to be contradictory.
Confocal (a.) Having the same foci; as, confocal quadrics.
Confound (v. t.) To mingle and blend, so that different elements can not be distinguished; to confuse.
Confound (v. t.) To mistake for another; to identify falsely.
Confound (v. t.) To throw into confusion or disorder; to perplex; to strike with amazement; to dismay.
Confound (v. t.) To destroy; to ruin; to waste.
Confract (a.) Broken in pieces; severed.
Confrere (n.) Fellow member of a fraternity; intimate associate.
Confrier (n.) A confr/re.
Confront (v. t.) To stand facing or in front of; to face; esp. to face hostilely; to oppose with firmness.
Confront (v. t.) To put face to face; to cause to face or to meet; as, to confront one with the proofs of his wrong doing.
Confront (v. t.) To set in opposition for examination; to put in contrast; to compare.
Confused (imp. & p. p.) of Confuse
Confuted (imp. & p. p.) of Confute
Confuter (n.) One who confutes or disproves.
Congener (n.) A thing of the same genus, species, or kind; a thing allied in nature, character, or action.
Congiary (n.) A present, as of corn, wine, or oil, made by a Roman emperor to the soldiers or the people; -- so called because measured to each in a congius.
Conglobe (v. t. ) To gather into a ball; to collect into a round mass.
Conglobe (v. i.) To collect, unite, or coalesce in a round mass.
Congreet (v. t.) To salute mutually.
Congress (n.) A meeting of individuals, whether friendly or hostile; an encounter.
Congress (n.) A sudden encounter; a collision; a shock; -- said of things.
Congress (n.) The coming together of a male and female in sexual commerce; the act of coition.
Congress (n.) A gathering or assembly; a conference.
Congress (n.) A formal assembly, as of princes, deputies, representatives, envoys, or commissioners; esp., a meeting of the representatives of several governments or societies to consider and determine matters of common interest.
Congress (n.) The collective body of senators and representatives of the people of a nation, esp. of a republic, constituting the chief legislative body of the nation.
Congress (n.) The lower house of the Spanish Cortes, the members of which are elected for three years.
Conicoid (a.) Same as Conoidal.
Conidium (n.) A peculiar kind of reproductive cell found in certain fungi, and often containing zoospores.
Coniform (a.) Cone-shaped; conical.
Conimene (n.) Same as Olibene.
Conistra (n.) Originally, a part of the palestra, or gymnasium among the Greeks; either the place where sand was stored for use in sprinkling the wrestlers, or the wrestling ground itself. Hence, a part of the orchestra of the Greek theater.
Conjoint (a.) United; connected; associated.
Conjugal (a.) Belonging to marriage; suitable or appropriate to the marriage state or to married persons; matrimonial; connubial.
Conjunct (a.) United; conjoined; concurrent.
Conjunct (a.) Same as Conjoined.
Conjured (imp. & p. p.) of Conjure
Conjurer (n.) One who conjures; one who calls, entreats, or charges in a solemn manner.
Conjurer (n.) One who practices magic arts; one who pretends to act by the aid super natural power; also, one who performs feats of legerdemain or sleight of hand.
Conjurer (n.) One who conjectures shrewdly or judges wisely; a man of sagacity.
Conjuror (n.) One bound by a common oath with others.
Connived (imp. & p. p.) of Connive
Conniver (n.) One who connives.
Connoted (imp. & p. p.) of Connote
Connusor (n.) See Cognizor.
Conodont (n.) A peculiar toothlike fossil of many forms, found especially in carboniferous rocks. Such fossils are supposed by some to be the teeth of marsipobranch fishes, but they are probably the jaws of annelids.
Conoidal (a.) Nearly, but not exactly, conical.
Conoidic (a.) Alt. of Conoidical
Conquest (n.) The act or process of conquering, or acquiring by force; the act of overcoming or subduing opposition by force, whether physical or moral; subjection; subjugation; victory.
Conquest (n.) That which is conquered; possession gained by force, physical or moral.
Conquest (n.) The acquiring of property by other means than by inheritance; acquisition.
Conquest (n.) The act of gaining or regaining by successful struggle; as, the conquest of liberty or peace.
Conserve (v. t.) To keep in a safe or sound state; to save; to preserve; to protect.
Conserve (v. t.) To prepare with sugar, etc., for the purpose of preservation, as fruits, etc.; to make a conserve of.
Conserve (n.) Anything which is conserved; especially, a sweetmeat prepared with sugar; a confection.
Conserve (n.) A medicinal confection made of freshly gathered vegetable substances mixed with finely powdered refined sugar. See Confection.
Conserve (n.) A conservatory.
Consider (v. t.) To fix the mind on, with a view to a careful examination; to think on with care; to ponder; to study; to meditate on.
Consider (v. t.) To look at attentively; to observe; to examine.
Consider (v. t.) To have regard to; to take into view or account; to pay due attention to; to respect.
Consider (v. t.) To estimate; to think; to regard; to view.
Consider (v. i.) To think seriously; to make examination; to reflect; to deliberate.
Consider (v. i.) To hesitate.
Consigne (n.) A countersign; a watchword.
Consigne (n.) One who is orders to keep within certain limits.
Consoled (imp. & p. p.) of Console
Consoler (n.) One who gives consolation.
Consomme (n.) A clear soup or bouillion boiled down so as to be very rich.
Consound (n.) A name applied loosely to several plants of different genera, esp. the comfrey.
Conspire (v. i.) To make an agreement, esp. a secret agreement, to do some act, as to commit treason or a crime, or to do some unlawful deed; to plot together.
Conspire (v. i.) To concur to one end; to agree.
Conspire (v. t.) To plot; to plan; to combine for.
Constant (v. t.) Firm; solid; fixed; immovable; -- opposed to fluid.
Constant (v. t.) Not liable, or given, to change; permanent; regular; continuous; continually recurring; steadfast; faithful; not fickle.
Constant (v. t.) Remaining unchanged or invariable, as a quantity, force, law, etc.
Constant (v. t.) Consistent; logical.
Constant (n.) That which is not subject to change; that which is invariable.
Constant (n.) A quantity that does not change its value; -- used in countradistinction to variable.
Constate (v. t.) To ascertain; to verify; to establish; to prove.
Construe (v. t. ) To apply the rules of syntax to (a sentence or clause) so as to exhibit the structure, arrangement, or connection of, or to discover the sense; to explain the construction of; to interpret; to translate.
Construe (v. t. ) To put a construction upon; to explain the sense or intention of; to interpret; to understand.
Consular (a.) Of or pertaining to a consul; performing the duties of a consul; as, consular power; consular dignity; consular officers.
Consumed (imp. & p. p.) of Consume
Consumer (n.) One who, or that which, consumes; as, the consumer of food.
Contango (n.) The premium or interest paid by the buyer to the seller, to be allowed to defer paying for the stock purchased until the next fortnightly settlement day.
Contango (n.) The postponement of payment by the buyer of stock on the payment of a premium to the seller. See Backwardation.
Contempt (n.) The act of contemning or despising; the feeling with which one regards that which is esteemed mean, vile, or worthless; disdain; scorn.
Contempt (n.) The state of being despised; disgrace; shame.
Contempt (n.) An act or expression denoting contempt.
Contempt (n.) Disobedience of the rules, orders, or process of a court of justice, or of rules or orders of a legislative body; disorderly, contemptuous, or insolent language or behavior in presence of a court, tending to disturb its proceedings, or impair the respect due to its authority.
Contents (pl. ) of Content
Contents (n. pl.) See Content, n.
Continue (v. i.) To remain in a given place or condition; to remain in connection with; to abide; to stay.
Continue (v. i.) To be permanent or durable; to endure; to last.
Continue (v. i.) To be steadfast or constant in any course; to persevere; to abide; to endure; to persist; to keep up or maintain a particular condition, course, or series of actions; as, the army continued to advance.
Continue (v. t.) To unite; to connect.
Continue (v. t.) To protract or extend in duration; to preserve or persist in; to cease not.
Continue (v. t.) To carry onward or extend; to prolong or produce; to add to or draw out in length.
Continue (v. t.) To retain; to suffer or cause to remain; as, the trustees were continued; also, to suffer to live.
Continuo (n.) Basso continuo, or continued bass.
Contract (n.) To draw together or nearer; to reduce to a less compass; to shorten, narrow, or lessen; as, to contract one's sphere of action.
Contract (n.) To draw together so as to wrinkle; to knit.
Contract (n.) To bring on; to incur; to acquire; as, to contract a habit; to contract a debt; to contract a disease.
Contract (n.) To enter into, with mutual obligations; to make a bargain or covenant for.
Contract (n.) To betroth; to affiance.
Contract (n.) To shorten by omitting a letter or letters or by reducing two or more vowels or syllables to one.
Contract (v. i.) To be drawn together so as to be diminished in size or extent; to shrink; to be reduced in compass or in duration; as, iron contracts in cooling; a rope contracts when wet.
Contract (v. i.) To make an agreement; to covenant; to agree; to bargain; as, to contract for carrying the mail.
Contract (a.) Contracted; as, a contract verb.
Contract (a.) Contracted; affianced; betrothed.
Contract (n.) The agreement of two or more persons, upon a sufficient consideration or cause, to do, or to abstain from doing, some act; an agreement in which a party undertakes to do, or not to do, a particular thing; a formal bargain; a compact; an interchange of legal rights.
Contract (n.) A formal writing which contains the agreement of parties, with the terms and conditions, and which serves as a proof of the obligation.
Contract (n.) The act of formally betrothing a man and woman.
Contrary (a.) Opposite; in an opposite direction; in opposition; adverse; as, contrary winds.
Contrary (a.) Opposed; contradictory; repugnant; inconsistent.
Contrary (a.) Given to opposition; perverse; forward; wayward; as, a contrary disposition; a contrary child.
Contrary (a.) Affirming the opposite; so opposed as to destroy each other; as, contrary propositions.
Contrary (n.) A thing that is of contrary or opposite qualities.
Contrary (n.) An opponent; an enemy.
Contrary (n.) the opposite; a proposition, fact, or condition incompatible with another; as, slender proofs which rather show the contrary. See Converse, n., 1.
Contrary (n.) See Contraries.
Contrast (v. i.) To stand in opposition; to exhibit difference, unlikeness, or opposition of qualities.
Contrast (v. t.) To set in opposition, or over against, in order to show the differences between, or the comparative excellences and defects of; to compare by difference or contrariety of qualities; as, to contrast the present with the past.
Contrast (v. t.) To give greater effect to, as to a figure or other object, by putting it in some relation of opposition to another figure or object.
Contrast (n.) The act of contrasting, or the state of being contrasted; comparison by contrariety of qualities.
Contrast (n.) Opposition or dissimilitude of things or qualities; unlikeness, esp. as shown by juxtaposition or comparison.
Contrast (n.) The opposition of varied forms, colors, etc., which by such juxtaposition more vividly express each other's peculiarities.
Contrate (a.) Having cogs or teeth projecting parallel to the axis, instead of radiating from it.
Contrist (v. t.) To make sad.
Contrite (a.) Thoroughly bruised or broken.
Contrite (a.) Broken down with grief and penitence; deeply sorrowful for sin because it is displeasing to God; humbly and thoroughly penitent.
Contrite (n.) A contrite person.
Contrite (v.) In a contrite manner.
Contrive (v. t.) To form by an exercise of ingenuity; to devise; to invent; to design; to plan.
Contrive (v. i.) To make devices; to form designs; to plan; to scheme; to plot.
Contused (imp. & p. p.) of Contuse
Conusant (a.) See Cognizant.
Convened (imp. & p. p.) of Convene
Convener (n.) One who convenes or meets with others.
Convener (n.) One who calls an assembly together or convenes a meeting; hence, the chairman of a committee or other organized body.
Converge (v. i.) To tend to one point; to inc
Converge (v. t.) To cause to tend to one point; to cause to inc
Converse (v. i.) To keep company; to hold intimate intercourse; to commune; -- followed by with.
Converse (v. i.) To engage in familiar colloquy; to interchange thoughts and opinions in a free, informal manner; to chat; -- followed by with before a person; by on, about, concerning, etc., before a thing.
Converse (v. i.) To have knowledge of, from long intercourse or study; -- said of things.
Converse (n.) Frequent intercourse; familiar communion; intimate association.
Converse (n.) Familiar discourse; free interchange of thoughts or views; conversation; chat.
Converse (a.) Turned about; reversed in order or relation; reciprocal; as, a converse proposition.
Converse (n.) A proposition which arises from interchanging the terms of another, as by putting the predicate for the subject, and the subject for the predicate; as, no virtue is vice, no vice is virtue.
Converse (n.) A proposition in which, after a conclusion from something supposed has been drawn, the order is inverted, making the conclusion the supposition or premises, what was first supposed becoming now the conclusion or inference. Thus, if two sides of a sides of a triangle are equal, the angles opposite the sides are equal; and the converse is true, i.e., if these angles are equal, the two sides are equal.
Convexed (a.) Made convex; protuberant in a spherical form.
Convexly (adv.) In a convex form; as, a body convexly shaped.
Conveyed (imp. & p. p.) of Convey
Conveyer (n.) One who, or that which, conveys or carries, transmits or transfers.
Conveyer (n.) One given to artifices or secret practices; a juggler; a cheat; a thief.
Conveyor (n.) A contrivance for carrying objects from place to place; esp., one for conveying grain, coal, etc., -- as a spiral or screw turning in a pipe or trough, an endless belt with buckets, or a truck running along a rope.
Convince (v. t.) To overpower; to overcome; to subdue or master.
Convince (v. t.) To overcome by argument; to force to yield assent to truth; to satisfy by proof.
Convince (v. t.) To confute; to prove the fallacy of.
Convince (v. t.) To prove guilty; to convict.
Convival (a.) pertaining to a feast or to festivity; convivial.
Convoked (imp. & p. p.) of Convoke
Convolve (v. t.) To roll or wind together; to roll or twist one part on another.
Convoyed (imp. & p. p.) of Convoy
Convulse (v. t.) To contract violently and irregulary, as the muscular parts of an animal body; to shake with irregular spasms, as in excessive laughter, or in agony from grief or pain.
Convulse (v. t.) To agitate greatly; to shake violently.
Conylene (n.) An oily substance, C8H14, obtained from several derivatives of conine.
Conyrine (n.) A blue, fluorescent, oily base (regarded as a derivative of pyridine), obtained from conine.
Cookbook (n.) A book of directions and receipts for cooking; a cookery book.
Cookmaid (n.) A female servant or maid who dresses provisions and assists the cook.
Cookroom (n.) A room for cookery; a kitchen; the galley or caboose of a ship.
Cookshop (n.) An eating house.
Coolness (n.) The state of being cool; a moderate degree of cold; a moderate degree, or a want, of passion; want of ardor, zeal, or affection; calmness.
Coolness (n.) Calm impudence; self-possession.
Coopered (imp. & p. p.) of Cooper
Cooptate (v. t.) To choose; to elect; to coopt.
Coordain (v. t.) To ordain or appoint for some purpose along with another.
Cootfoot (n.) The phalarope; -- so called because its toes are like the coot's.
Copatain (a.) Having a high crown, or a point or peak at top.
Copelata (n. pl.) See Larvalla.
Copepoda (n. pl.) An order of Entomostraca, including many minute Crustacea, both fresh-water and marine.
Coplaner (a.) Situated in one plane.
Coppered (imp. & p. p.) of Copper
Copperas (n.) Green vitriol, or sulphate of iron; a green crystal
Cop-rose (n.) The red, or corn, poppy.
Copulate (a.) Joined; associated; coupled.
Copulate (a.) Joining subject and predicate; copulative.
Copulate (v. i.) To unite in sexual intercourse; to come together in the act of generation.
Coplatry (a.) Pertaining to copulation; tending or serving to unite; copulative.
Coplatry (a.) Used in sexual union; as, the copulatory organs of insects.
Copyhold (n.) A tenure of estate by copy of court roll; or a tenure for which the tenant has nothing to show, except the rolls made by the steward of the lord's court.
Copyhold (n.) Land held in copyhold.
Coquetry (n.) Attempts to attract admiration, notice, or love, for the mere gratification of vanity; trifling in love.
Coquette (n.) A vain, trifling woman, who endeavors to attract admiration from a desire to gratify vanity; a flirt; -- formerly sometimes applied also to men.
Coquette (n.) A tropical humming bird of the genus Lophornis, with very elegant neck plumes. Several species are known. See Illustration under Spangle, v. t.
Coracoid (a.) Shaped like a crow's beak.
Coracoid (a.) Pertaining to a bone of the shoulder girdle in most birds, reptiles, and amphibians, which is reduced to a process of the scapula in most mammals.
Coracoid (n.) The coracoid bone or process.
Corallin (n.) A yellow coal-tar dyestuff which probably consists chiefly of rosolic acid. See Aurin, and Rosolic acid under Rosolic.
Corallum (n.) The coral or skeleton of a zoophyte, whether calcareous of horny, simple or compound. See Coral.
Coranach (n.) A lamentation for the dead; a dirge.
Cordelle (n.) A twisted cord; a tassel.
Cordiner (n.) A cordwainer.
Cordovan (n.) Same as Cordwain. In England the name is applied to leather made from horsehide.
Corduroy (n.) A sort of cotton velveteen, having the surface raised in ridges.
Corduroy (n.) Trousers or breeches of corduroy.
Corduroy (v. t.) To form of logs laid side by side.
Cordwain (n.) A term used in the Middle Ages for Spanish leather (goatskin tanned and dressed), and hence, any leather handsomely finished, colored, gilded, or the like.
Corfiote (n.) Alt. of Corfute
Coridine (n.) A colorless or yellowish oil, C10H15N, of a leathery odor, occuring in coal tar, Dippel's oil, tobacco smoke, etc., regarded as an organic base, homologous with pyridine. Also, one of a series of metameric compounds of which coridine is a type.
Corindon (n.) See Corrundum.
Corkwing (n.) A fish; the goldsinny.
Cornbind (n.) A weed that binds stalks of corn, as Convolvulus arvensis, Polygonum Convolvulus.
Corncrib (n.) A crib for storing corn.
Cornered (imp. & p. p.) of Corner
Cornered (p. a.) 1 Having corners or angles.
Cornered (p. a.) In a possition of great difficulty; brought to bay.
Cornetcy (n.) The commission or rank of a cornet.
Corneter (n.) One who blows a cornet.
Corneule (n.) One of the corneas of a compound eye in the invertebrates.
Corniced (a.) Having a cornice.
Cornicle (n.) A little horn.
Cornific (a.) Producing horns; forming horn.
Cornloft (n.) A loft for corn; a granary.
Cornmuse (n.) A cornemuse.
Cornuted (a.) Bearing horns; horned; horn-shaped.
Cornuted (a.) Cuckolded.
Cornutor (n.) A cuckold maker.
Corocore (n.) A kind of boat of various forms, used in the Indian Archipelago.
Corollet (n.) A floret in an aggregate flower.
Coronach (n.) See Coranach.
Coronary (a.) Of or pertaining to a crown; forming, or adapted to form, a crown or garland.
Coronary (a.) Resembling, or situated like, a crown or circlet; as, the coronary arteries and veins of the heart.
Coronary (n.) A small bone in the foot of a horse.
Coronary (n.) Informal shortening of coronary thrombosis, also used generally to mean heart attack.
Coronate (a.) Alt. of Coronated
Coronoid (a.) Resembling the beak of a crow; as, the coronoid process of the jaw, or of the ulna.
Coronule (n.) A coronet or little crown of a seed; the downy tuft on seeds. See Pappus.
Corporal (n.) A noncommissioned officer, next below a sergeant. In the United States army he is the lowest noncommissioned officer in a company of infantry. He places and relieves sentinels.
Corporal (a.) Belonging or relating to the body; bodily.
Corporal (a.) Having a body or substance; not spiritual; material. In this sense now usually written corporeal.
Corporal (a.) Alt. of Corporale
Corporas (n.) The corporal, or communion cloth.
Corraled (imp. & p. p.) of Corral
Corridor (n.) A gallery or passageway leading to several apartments of a house.
Corridor (n.) The covered way lying round the whole compass of the fortifications of a place.
Corrival (n.) A fellow rival; a competitor; a rival; also, a companion.
Corrival (a.) Having rivaling claims; emulous; in rivalry.
Corrival (v. i. & t.) To compete with; to rival.
Corroded (imp. & p. p.) of Corrode
Corroval (n.) A dark brown substance of vegetable origin, allied to curare, and used by the natives of New Granada as an arrow poison.
Corselet (n.) Armor for the body, as, the body breastplate and backpiece taken together; -- also, used for the entire suit of the day, including breastplate and backpiece, tasset and headpiece.
Corselet (n.) The thorax of an insect.
Corseted (imp. & p. p.) of Corset
Cortices (pl. ) of Cortex
Cortical (a.) Belonging to, or consisting of, bark or rind; resembling bark or rind; external; outer; superficial; as, the cortical substance of the kidney.
Corundum (n.) The earth alumina, as found native in a crystal
Corvette (n.) A war vessel, ranking next below a frigate, and having usually only one tier of guns; -- called in the United States navy a sloop of war.
Corvetto (n.) A curvet.
Corybant (n.) One of the priests of Cybele in Phrygia. The rites of the Corybants were accompanied by wild music, dancing, etc.
Corymbed (a.) Corymbose.
Coryphee (n.) A ballet dancer.
Coryphei (pl. ) of Corypheus
Cosecant (n.) The secant of the complement of an arc or angle. See Illust. of Functions.
Cosenage (n.) See Cozenage.
Cosening (n.) Anything done deceitfully, and which could not be properly designated by any special name, whether belonging to contracts or not.
Cosherer (n.) One who coshers.
Cosinage (n.) Collateral relationship or kindred by blood; consanguinity.
Cosinage (n.) A writ to recover possession of an estate in lands, when a stranger has entered, after the death of the grandfather's grandfather, or other distant collateral relation.
Cosmetic (a.) Alt. of Cosmetical
Cosmetic (n.) Any external application intended to beautify and improve the complexion.
Cosmical (a.) Pertaining to the universe, and having special reference to universal law or order, or to the one grand harmonious system of things; hence; harmonious; orderly.
Cosmical (a.) Pertaining to the solar system as a whole, and not to the earth alone.
Cosmical (a.) Characteristic of the cosmos or universe; inconceivably great; vast; as, cosmic speed.
Cosmical (a.) Rising or setting with the sun; -- the opposite of acronycal.
Cossical (a.) Of or relating to algebra; as, cossic numbers, or the cossic art.
Costated (a.) Having ribs, or the appearance of ribs; (Bot.) having one or more longitudinal ribs.
Costless (a.) Costing nothing.
Costlewe (a.) Costly.
Costmary (n.) A garden plant (Chrysanthemum Balsamita) having a strong balsamic smell, and nearly allied to tansy. It is used as a pot herb and salad plant and in flavoring ale and beer. Called also alecost.
Costumer (n.) One who makes or deals in costumes, as for theaters, fancy balls, etc.
Cosurety (n.) One who is surety with another.
Cotenant (n.) A tenant in common, or a joint tenant.
Cotillon (n.) Alt. of Cotillion
Cotquean (n.) A man who busies himself with affairs which properly belong to women.
Cotquean (n.) A she-cuckold; a cucquean; a henhussy.
Cotswold (n.) An open country abounding in sheepcotes, as in the Cotswold hills, in Gloucestershire, England.
Cottaged (a.) Set or covered with cottages.
Cottager (n.) One who lives in a cottage.
Cottager (n.) One who lives on the common, without paying any rent, or having land of his own.
Cottised (a.) Set between two cottises, -- said of a bend; or between two barrulets, -- said of a bar or fess.
Cotyloid (a.) Shaped like a cup; as, the cotyloid cavity, which receives the head of the thigh bone.
Cotyloid (a.) Pertaining to a cotyloid cavity; as, the cotyloid ligament, or notch.
Couching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Couch
Couchant (v. t.) Lying down with head erect; squatting.
Couchant (v. t.) Lying down with the head raised, which distinguishes the posture of couchant from that of dormant, or sleeping; -- said of a lion or other beast.
Couching (n.) The operation of putting down or displacing the opaque lens in cataract.
Couching (n.) Embroidering by laying the materials upon the surface of the foundation, instead of drawing them through.
Coughing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cough
Coulisse (n.) A piece of timber having a groove in which something glides.
Coulisse (n.) One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
Coumaric (a.) Relating to, derived from, or like, the Dipterix odorata, a tree of Guiana.
Coumarin (n.) The concrete essence of the tonka bean, the fruit of Dipterix (formerly Coumarouna) odorata and consisting essentially of coumarin proper, which is a white crystal
Co-unite (v. t.) To unite.
Co-unite (a.) United closely with another.
Counting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Count
Countess (n.) The wife of an earl in the British peerage, or of a count in the Continental nobility; also, a lady possessed of the same dignity in her own right. See the Note under Count.
Countour (n.) Alt. of Countourhouse
Countre- () Same as prefix Counter-.
Counties (pl. ) of County
Coupable (a.) Culpable.
Coupling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Couple
Coupling (n.) The act of bringing or coming together; connection; sexual union.
Coupling (n.) A device or contrivance which serves to couple or connect adjacent parts or objects; as, a belt coupling, which connects the ends of a belt; a car coupling, which connects the cars in a train; a shaft coupling, which connects the ends of shafts.
Couranto (n.) A sprightly dance; a coranto; a courant.
Coursing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Course
Coursing (n.) The pursuit or running game with dogs that follow by sight instead of by scent.
Courting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Court
Courtepy (n.) A short coat of coarse cloth.
Courtesy (n.) Politeness; civility; urbanity; court
Courtesy (n.) An act of civility or respect; an act of kindness or favor performed with politeness.
Courtesy (n.) Favor or indulgence, as distinguished from right; as, a title given one by courtesy.
Courtesy (n.) An act of civility, respect, or reverence, made by women, consisting of a slight depression or dropping of the body, with bending of the knees.
Courtesy (v. i.) To make a respectful salutation or movement of respect; esp. (with reference to women), to bow the body slightly, with bending of the knes.
Courtesy (v. t.) To treat with civility.
Courtier (n.) One who is in attendance at the court of a prince; one who has an appointment at court.
Courtier (n.) One who courts or solicits favor; one who flatters.
Couscous (n.) A kind of food used by the natives of Western Africa, made of millet flour with flesh, and leaves of the baobab; -- called also lalo.
Cousinly (a.) Like or becoming a cousin.
Cousinry (n.) A body or collection of cousins; the whole number of persons who stand in the relation of cousins to a given person or persons.
Covenant (n.) A mutual agreement of two or more persons or parties, or one of the stipulations in such an agreement.
Covenant (n.) An agreement made by the Scottish Parliament in 1638, and by the English Parliament in 1643, to preserve the reformed religion in Scotland, and to extirpate popery and prelacy; -- usually called the "Solemn League and Covenant."
Covenant (n.) The promises of God as revealed in the Scriptures, conditioned on certain terms on the part of man, as obedience, repentance, faith, etc.
Covenant (n.) A solemn compact between members of a church to maintain its faith, discip
Covenant (n.) An undertaking, on sufficient consideration, in writing and under seal, to do or to refrain from some act or thing; a contract; a stipulation; also, the document or writing containing the terms of agreement.
Covenant (n.) A form of action for the violation of a promise or contract under seal.
Covenant (v. i.) To agree (with); to enter into a formal agreement; to bind one's self by contract; to make a stipulation.
Covenant (v. t.) To grant or promise by covenant.
Covenous (a.) See Covinous, and Covin.
Coventry (n.) A town in the county of Warwick, England.
Covering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cover
Covercle (n.) A small cover; a lid.
Covering (n.) Anything which covers or conceals, as a roof, a screen, a wrapper, clothing, etc.
Coverlet (n.) The uppermost cover of a bed or of any piece of furniture.
Coverlid (n.) A coverlet.
Covertly (adv.) Secretly; in private; insidiously.
Coveting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Covet
Covetise (v. t.) Avarice.
Covetous (v. t.) Very desirous; eager to obtain; -- used in a good sense.
Covetous (v. t.) Inordinately desirous; excessively eager to obtain and possess (esp. money); avaricious; -- in a bad sense.
Covinous (a.) Deceitful; collusive; fraudulent; dishonest.
Cowardie (n.) Cowardice.
Cowardly (a.) Wanting courage; basely or weakly timid or fearful; pusillanimous; spiritless.
Cowardly (a.) Proceeding from fear of danger or other consequences; befitting a coward; dastardly; base; as, cowardly malignity.
Cowardly (adv.) In the manner of a coward.
Cowberry (n.) A species of Vaccinium (V. Vitis-idaea), which bears acid red berries which are sometimes used in cookery; -- locally called mountain cranberry.
Cowering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cower
Cowhided (imp. & p. p.) of Cowhide
Cowleech (n.) One who heals diseases of cows; a cow doctor.
Coworker (n.) One who works with another; a co/perator.
Cowquake (n.) A genus of plants (Briza); quaking grass.
Cow tree () A tree (Galactodendron utile or Brosimum Galactodendron) of South America, which yields, on incision, a nourishing fluid, resembling milk.
Cowwheat (n.) A weed of the genus Melampyrum, with black seeds, found on European wheatfields.
Coxalgia (n.) Alt. of Coxalgy
Coxswain (n.) See Cockswain.
Coystrel (n.) Same as Coistril.
Cozening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cozen
Cozenage (n.) The art or practice of cozening; artifice; fraud.
Coziness (n.) The state or quality of being cozy.
Dobchick (n.) See Dabchick.
Docetism (n.) The doctrine of the Docetae.
Dochmiac (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, the dochmius.
Dochmius (n.) A foot of five syllables (usually / -- -/ -).
Docility (n.) teachableness; aptness for being taught; docibleness.
Docility (n.) Willingness to be taught; tractableness.
Docimacy (n.) The art or practice of applying tests to ascertain the nature, quality, etc., of objects, as of metals or ores, of medicines, or of facts pertaining to physiology.
Docketed (imp. & p. p.) of Docket
Dockyard (n.) A yard or storage place for all sorts of naval stores and timber for shipbuilding.
Doctored (imp. & p. p.) of Doctor
Doctoral (a.) Of or relating to a doctor, or to the degree of doctor.
Doctorly (a.) Like a doctor or learned man.
Doctress (n.) A female doctor.
Doctrine (n.) Teaching; instruction.
Doctrine (n.) That which is taught; what is held, put forth as true, and supported by a teacher, a school, or a sect; a principle or position, or the body of principles, in any branch of knowledge; any tenet or dogma; a principle of faith; as, the doctrine of atoms; the doctrine of chances.
Document (n.) That which is taught or authoritatively set forth; precept; instruction; dogma.
Document (n.) An example for instruction or warning.
Document (n.) An original or official paper relied upon as the basis, proof, or support of anything else; -- in its most extended sense, including any writing, book, or other instrument conveying information in the case; any material substance on which the thoughts of men are represented by any species of conventional mark or symbol.
Document (v. t.) To teach; to school.
Document (v. t.) To furnish with documents or papers necessary to establish facts or give information; as, a a ship should be documented according to the directions of law.
Doddered (a.) Shattered; infirm.
Dodecane (n.) Any one of a group of thick oily hydrocarbons, C12H26, of the paraffin series.
Dodipate (n.) Alt. of Dodipoll
Dodipoll (n.) A stupid person; a fool; a blockhead.
Doegling (n.) The beaked whale (Balaenoptera rostrata), from which doegling oil is obtained.
Dogberry (n.) The berry of the dogwood; -- called also dogcherry.
Dog days () A period of from four to six weeks, in the summer, variously placed by almanac makers between the early part of July and the early part of September; canicular days; -- so called in reference to the rising in ancient times of the Dog Star (Sirius) with the sun. Popularly, the sultry, close part of the summer.
Dogeless (a.) Without a doge.
Doggedly (adv.) In a dogged manner; sullenly; with obstinate resolution.
Doggerel (a.) Low in style, and irregular in measure; as, doggerel rhymes.
Doggerel (n.) A sort of loose or irregular verse; mean or undignified poetry.
Dogmatic (n.) One of an ancient sect of physicians who went by general principles; -- opposed to the Empiric.
Dogmatic (a.) Alt. of Dogmatical
Dog-rose (n.) A common European wild rose, with single pink or white flowers.
Dogshore (n.) One of several shores used to hold a ship firmly and prevent her moving while the blocks are knocked away before launching.
Dogsleep (n.) Pretended sleep.
Dogsleep (n.) The fitful naps taken when all hands are kept up by stress.
Dog Star () Sirius, a star of the constellation Canis Major, or the Greater Dog, and the brightest star in the heavens; -- called also Canicula, and, in astronomical charts, / Canis Majoris. See Dog days.
Dogteeth (pl. ) of Dogtooth
Dogtooth (n.) See Canine tooth, under Canine.
Dogtooth (n.) An ornament common in Gothic architecture, consisting of pointed projections resembling teeth; -- also called tooth ornament.
Dogtrick (n.) A gentle trot, like that of a dog.
Dogwatch (n.) A half watch; a watch of two hours, of which there are two, the first dogwatch from 4 to 6 o'clock, p. m., and the second dogwatch from 6 to 8 o'clock, p. m.
Doldrums (n. pl.) A part of the ocean near the equator, abounding in calms, squalls, and light, baffling winds, which sometimes prevent all progress for weeks; -- so called by sailors.
Dolerite (n.) A dark-colored, basic, igneous rock, composed essentially of pyroxene and a triclinic feldspar with magnetic iron. By many authors it is considered equivalent to a coarse-grained basalt.
Dolesome (a.) Doleful; dismal; gloomy; sorrowful.
Doliolum (n.) A genus of freeswimming oceanic tunicates, allied to Salpa, and having alternate generations.
Dolomite (n.) A mineral consisting of the carbonate of lime and magnesia in varying proportions. It occurs in distinct crystals, and in extensive beds as a compact limestone, often crystal
Dolomize (v. t.) To convert into dolomite.
Doloroso (a. & adv.) Plaintive; pathetic; -- used adverbially as a musical direction.
Dolorous (a.) Full of grief; sad; sorrowful; doleful; dismal; as, a dolorous object; dolorous discourses.
Dolorous (a.) Occasioning pain or grief; painful.
Domanial (a.) Of or relating to a domain or to domains.
Domebook (n.) A book said to have been compiled under the direction of King Alfred. It is supposed to have contained the principal maxims of the common law, the penalties for misdemeanors, and the forms of judicial proceedings. Domebook was probably a general name for book of judgments.
Domesday (n.) A day of judgment. See Doomsday.
Domesmen (pl. ) of Domesman
Domesman (n.) A judge; an umpire.
Domestic (a.) Of or pertaining to one's house or home, or one's household or family; relating to home life; as, domestic concerns, life, duties, cares, happiness, worship, servants.
Domestic (a.) Of or pertaining to a nation considered as a family or home, or to one's own country; intestine; not foreign; as, foreign wars and domestic dissensions.
Domestic (a.) Remaining much at home; devoted to home duties or pleasures; as, a domestic man or woman.
Domestic (a.) Living in or near the habitations of man; domesticated; tame as distinguished from wild; as, domestic animals.
Domestic (a.) Made in one's own house, nation, or country; as, domestic manufactures, wines, etc.
Domestic (n.) One who lives in the family of an other, as hired household assistant; a house servant.
Domestic (n.) Articles of home manufacture, especially cotton goods.
Domicile (n.) An abode or mansion; a place of permanent residence, either of an individual or a family.
Domicile (n.) A residence at a particular place accompanied with an intention to remain there for an unlimited time; a residence accepted as a final abode.
Domicile (v. t.) To establish in a fixed residence, or a residence that constitutes habitancy; to domiciliate.
Dominant (a.) Ruling; governing; prevailing; controlling; predominant; as, the dominant party, church, spirit, power.
Dominant (n.) The fifth tone of the scale; thus G is the dominant of C, A of D, and so on.
Dominate (v. t.) To predominate over; to rule; to govern.
Dominate (v. i.) To be dominant.
Domineer (v. t.) To rule with insolence or arbitrary sway; to play the master; to be overbearing; to tyrannize; to bluster; to swell with conscious superiority or haughtiness; -- often with over; as, to domineer over dependents.
Dominion (n.) Sovereign or supreme authority; the power of governing and controlling; independent right of possession, use, and control; sovereignty; supremacy.
Dominion (n.) Superior prominence; predominance; ascendency.
Dominion (n.) That which is governed; territory over which authority is exercised; the tract, district, or county, considered as subject; as, the dominions of a king. Also used figuratively; as, the dominion of the passions.
Dominion (n.) A supposed high order of angels; dominations. See Domination, 3.
Dominoes (pl. ) of Domino
Donatary (n.) See Donatory.
Donating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Donate
Donation (n.) The act of giving or bestowing; a grant.
Donation (n.) That which is given as a present; that which is transferred to another gratuitously; a gift.
Donation (n.) The act or contract by which a person voluntarily transfers the title to a thing of which be is the owner, from himself to another, without any consideration, as a free gift.
Donatism (n.) The tenets of the Donatists.
Donatist (n.) A follower of Donatus, the leader of a body of North African schismatics and purists, who greatly disturbed the church in the 4th century. They claimed to be the true church.
Donative (n.) A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present.
Donative (n.) A benefice conferred on a person by the founder or patron, without either presentation or institution by the ordinary, or induction by his orders. See the Note under Benefice, n., 3.
Donative (a.) Vested or vesting by donation; as, a donative advowson.
Donatory (n.) A donee of the crown; one the whom, upon certain condition, escheated property is made over.
Doncella (n.) A handsome fish of Florida and the West Indies (Platyglossus radiatus). The name is applied also to the ladyfish (Harpe rufa) of the same region.
Doomsday (n.) A day of sentence or condemnation; day of death.
Doomsday (n.) The day of the final judgment.
Doomsman (n.) A judge; an umpire.
Doomster (n.) Same as Dempster.
Doorcase (n.) The surrounding frame into which a door shuts.
Doorless (a.) Without a door.
Doornail (n.) The nail or knob on which in ancient doors the knocker struck; -- hence the old saying, "As dead as a doornail."
Doorpost (n.) The jamb or sidepiece of a doorway.
Doorsill (n.) The sill or threshold of a door.
Doorstep (n.) The stone or plank forming a step before an outer door.
Doorstop (n.) The block or strip of wood or similar material which stops, at the right place, the shutting of a door.
Dooryard (n.) A yard in front of a house or around the door of a house.
Doretree (n.) A doorpost.
Doricism (n.) A Doric phrase or idiom.
Dormancy (n.) The state of being dormant; quiescence; abeyance.
Dormouse (n.) A small European rodent of the genus Myoxus, of several species. They live in trees and feed on nuts, acorns, etc.; -- so called because they are usually torpid in winter.
Dorrhawk (n.) See Dorhawk.
Dorsally (adv.) On, or toward, the dorsum, or back; on the dorsal side of; dorsad.
Dosology (n.) Posology.
Dotardly (a.) Foolish; weak.
Dotation (n.) The act of endowing, or bestowing a marriage portion on a woman.
Dotation (n.) Endowment; establishment of funds for support, as of a hospital or eleemosynary corporation.
Dotehead (n.) A dotard.
Dotterel (a.) Decayed.
Dotterel (v. i.) A European bird of the Plover family (Eudromias, / Charadrius, morinellus). It is tame and easily taken, and is popularly believed to imitate the movements of the fowler.
Dotterel (v. i.) A silly fellow; a dupe; a gull.
Douanier (n.) An officer of the French customs.
Doubling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Double
Doublets (n. pl.) See Doublet, 6 and 7.
Doubling (n.) The act of one that doubles; a making double; reduplication; also, that which is doubled.
Doubling (n.) A turning and winding; as, the doubling of a hunted hare; shift; trick; artifice.
Doubling (n.) The lining of the mantle borne about the shield or escutcheon.
Doubling (n.) The process of redistilling spirits, to improve the strength and flavor.
Doubloon (a.) A Spanish gold coin, no longer issued, varying in value at different times from over fifteen dollars to about five. See Doblon in Sup.
Doubting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Doubt
Doubtful (a.) Not settled in opinion; undetermined; wavering; hesitating in belief; also used, metaphorically, of the body when its action is affected by such a state of mind; as, we are doubtful of a fact, or of the propriety of a measure.
Doubtful (a.) Admitting of doubt; not obvious, clear, or certain; questionable; not decided; not easy to be defined, classed, or named; as, a doubtful case, hue, claim, title, species, and the like.
Doubtful (a.) Characterized by ambiguity; dubious; as, a doubtful expression; a doubtful phrase.
Doubtful (a.) Of uncertain issue or event.
Doubtful (a.) Fearful; apprehensive; suspicious.
Doubting (a.) That is uncertain; that distrusts or hesitates; having doubts.
Doubtous (a.) Doubtful.
Doughnut (n.) A small cake (usually sweetened) fried in a kettle of boiling lard.
Dovecote (n.) A small house or box, raised to a considerable height above the ground, and having compartments, in which domestic pigeons breed; a dove house.
Dovelike (a.) Mild as a dove; gentle; pure and lovable.
Doveship (n.) The possession of dovelike qualities, harmlessness and innocence.
Dovetail (n.) A flaring tenon, or tongue (shaped like a bird's tail spread), and a mortise, or socket, into which it fits tightly, making an interlocking joint between two pieces which resists pulling a part in all directions except one.
Dovetail (v. t.) To cut to a dovetail.
Dovetail (v. t.) To join by means of dovetails.
Dovetail (v. t.) To fit in or connect strongly, skillfully, or nicely; to fit ingeniously or complexly.
Dowdyish (a.) Like a dowdy.
Dowelled () of Dowel
Doweling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dowel
Downbear (v. t.) To bear down; to depress.
Downcast (a.) Cast downward; directed to the ground, from bashfulness, modesty, dejection, or guilt.
Downcast (n.) Downcast or melancholy look.
Downcast (n.) A ventilating shaft down which the air passes in circulating through a mine.
Downcome (n.) Sudden fall; downfall; overthrow.
Downcome (n.) A pipe for leading combustible gases downward from the top of the blast furnace to the hot-blast stoves, boilers, etc., where they are burned.
Downfall (n.) A sudden fall; a body of things falling.
Downfall (n.) A sudden descent from rank or state, reputation or happiness; destruction; ruin.
Downhaul (n.) A rope to haul down, or to assist in hauling down, a sail; as, a staysail downhaul; a trysail downhaul.
Downhill (adv.) Towards the bottom of a hill; as, water runs downhill.
Downhill (a.) Declivous; descending; sloping.
Downhill (n.) Declivity; descent; slope.
Downpour (n.) A pouring or streaming downwards; esp., a heavy or continuous shower.
Downtrod (a.) Alt. of Downtrodden
Downward (adv.) Alt. of Downwards
Downward (a.) Moving or extending from a higher to a lower place; tending toward the earth or its center, or toward a lower level; declivous.
Downward (a.) Descending from a head, origin, or source; as, a downward
Downward (a.) Tending to a lower condition or state; depressed; dejected; as, downward thoughts.
Downweed (n.) Cudweed, a species of Gnaphalium.
Doxology (n.) In Christian worship: A hymn expressing praise and honor to God; a form of praise to God designed to be sung or chanted by the choir or the congregation.
Doziness (n.) The state of being dozy; drowsiness; inclination to sleep.
Eolipile (n.) Same as Aeolipile.
Eophytic (a.) Of or pertaining to eophytes.
Eosaurus (n.) An extinct marine reptile from the coal measures of Nova Scotia; -- so named because supposed to be of the earliest known reptiles.
Eozoonal (a.) Pertaining to the eozoon; containing eozoons; as, eozoonal limestone.
Foalfoot (n.) See Coltsfoot.
Foamless (a.) Having no foam.
Focalize (v. t.) To bring to a focus; to focus; to concentrate.
Focusing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Focus
Foddered (imp. & p. p.) of Fodder
Fodderer (n.) One who fodders cattle.
Fog'gage (n.) See 1st Fog.
Foilable (a.) Capable of being foiled.
Foisting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Foist
Foistied (a.) Fusty.
Folderol (n.) Nonsense.
Foldless (a.) Having no fold.
Foliaged (a.) Furnished with foliage; leaved; as, the variously foliaged mulberry.
Foliated (imp. & p. p.) of Foliate
Foliated (a.) Having leaves, or leaflike projections; as, a foliated shell.
Foliated (a.) Containing, or consisting of, foils; as, a foliated arch.
Foliated (a.) Characterized by being separable into thin plates or folia; as, graphite has a foliated structure.
Foliated (a.) Laminated, but restricted to the variety of laminated structure found in crystal
Foliated (a.) Spread over with an amalgam of tin and quicksilver.
Folkland (n.) Land held in villenage, being distributed among the folk, or people, at the pleasure of the lord of the manor, and resumed at his discretion. Not being held by any assurance in writing, it was opposed to bookland or charter land, which was held by deed.
Folklore () Alt. of Folk lore
Folkmote (n.) An assembly of the people
Folkmote (n.) a general assembly of the people to consider and order matters of the commonwealth; also, a local court.
Follicle (n.) A simple podlike pericarp which contains several seeds and opens along the inner or ventral suture, as in the peony, larkspur and milkweed.
Follicle (n.) A small cavity, tubular depression, or sac; as, a hair follicle.
Follicle (n.) A simple gland or glandular cavity; a crypt.
Follicle (n.) A small mass of adenoid tissue; as, a lymphatic follicle.
Folliful (a.) Full of folly.
Followed (imp. & p. p.) of Follow
Follower (n.) One who follows; a pursuer; an attendant; a disciple; a dependent associate; a retainer.
Follower (n.) A sweetheart; a beau.
Follower (n.) The removable flange, or cover, of a piston. See Illust. of Piston.
Follower (n.) A gland. See Illust. of Stuffing box.
Follower (n.) The part of a machine that receives motion from another part. See Driver.
Follower (n.) Among law stationers, a sheet of parchment or paper which is added to the first sheet of an indenture or other deed.
Fomented (imp. & p. p.) of Foment
Fomenter (n.) One who foments; one who encourages or instigates; as, a fomenter of sedition.
Fondling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fondle
Fondling (n.) The act of caressing; manifestation of tenderness.
Fondling (n.) A person or thing fondled or caressed; one treated with foolish or doting affection.
Fondling (n.) A fool; a simpleton; a ninny.
Fondness (n.) The quality or state of being fond; foolishness.
Fondness (n.) Doting affection; tender liking; strong appetite, propensity, or relish; as, he had a fondness for truffles.
Fontanel (n.) An issue or artificial ulcer for the discharge of humors from the body.
Fontanel (n.) One of the membranous intervals between the incompleted angles of the parietal and neighboring bones of a fetal or young skull; -- so called because it exhibits a rhythmical pulsation.
Fontange (n.) A kind of tall headdress formerly worn.
Foodless (a.) Without food; barren.
Foolfish (n.) The orange filefish. See Filefish.
Foolfish (n.) The winter flounder. See Flounder.
Foolscap (n.) A writing paper made in sheets, ordinarily 16 x 13 inches, and folded so as to make a page 13 x 8 inches. See Paper.
Football (n.) An inflated ball to be kicked in sport, usually made in India rubber, or a bladder incased in Leather.
Football (n.) The game of kicking the football by opposing parties of players between goals.
Footband (n.) A band of foot soldiers.
Footbath (n.) A bath for the feet; also, a vessel used in bathing the feet.
Footfall (n.) A setting down of the foot; a footstep; the sound of a footstep.
Foothalt (n.) A disease affecting the feet of sheep.
Foothill (n.) A low hill at the foot of higher hills or mountains.
Foothold (n.) A holding with the feet; firm standing; that on which one may tread or rest securely; footing.
Foothook (n.) See Futtock.
Footless (a.) Having no feet.
Footmark (n.) A footprint; a track or vestige.
Footnote (n.) A note of reference or comment at the foot of a page.
Footpace (n.) A walking pace or step.
Footpace (n.) A dais, or elevated platform; the highest step of the altar; a landing in a staircase.
Footpath (n.) A narrow path or way for pedestrains only; a footway.
Footrope (n.) The rope rigged below a yard, upon which men stand when reefing or furling; -- formerly called a horse.
Footrope (n.) That part of the boltrope to which the lower edge of a sail is sewed.
Footstep (n.) The mark or impression of the foot; a track; hence, visible sign of a course pursued; token; mark; as, the footsteps of divine wisdom.
Footstep (n.) An inc
Footworn (a.) Worn by, or weared in, the feet; as, a footworn path; a footworn traveler.
Foraging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forage
Foralite (n.) A tubelike marking, occuring in sandstone and other strata.
Foramina (pl. ) of Foramen
Forbathe (v. t.) To bathe.
Forborne (p. p.) of Forbear
Forblack (a.) Very black.
Forboden () p. p. of Forbid.
Forborne () p. p. of Forbear.
Forcarve (v. t.) To cut completely; to cut off.
Forceful (a.) Full of or processing force; exerting force; mighty.
Forcible (a.) Possessing force; characterized by force, efficiency, or energy; powerful; efficacious; impressive; influential.
Forcible (a.) Violent; impetuous.
Forcible (a.) Using force against opposition or resistance; obtained by compulsion; effected by force; as, forcible entry or abduction.
Forcibly (adv.) In a forcible manner.
Forcipal (a.) Forked or branched like a pair of forceps; constructed so as to open and shut like a pair of forceps.
Fordable (a.) Capable of being forded.
Fordless (a.) Without a ford.
Fordrive (v. t.) To drive about; to drive here and there.
Fordwine (v. i.) To dwindle away; to disappear.
Forebeam (n.) The breast beam of a loom.
Forebear (n.) An ancestor. See Forbear.
Forebode (v. t.) To foretell.
Forebode (v. t.) To be prescient of (some ill or misfortune); to have an inward conviction of, as of a calamity which is about to happen; to augur despondingly.
Forebode (v. i.) To fortell; to presage; to augur.
Forebode (n.) Prognostication; presage.
Forecast (v. t.) To plan beforehand; to scheme; to project.
Forecast (v. t.) To foresee; to calculate beforehand, so as to provide for.
Forecast (v. i.) To contrive or plan beforehand.
Forecast (n.) Previous contrivance or determination; predetermination.
Forecast (n.) Foresight of consequences, and provision against them; prevision; premeditation.
Foredate (v. t.) To date before the true time; to antendate.
Foredeck (n.) The fore part of a deck, or of a ship.
Foredeem (v. t.) To recognize or judge in advance; to forebode.
Foredeem (v. i.) To know or discover beforehand; to foretell.
Foredoom (v. t.) To doom beforehand; to predestinate.
Foredoom (n.) Doom or sentence decreed in advance.
Forefeel (v. t.) To feel beforehand; to have a presentiment of.
Forefend (v. t.) To hinder; to fend off; to avert; to prevent the approach of; to forbid or prohibit. See Forfend.
Foreflow (v. t.) To flow before.
Forefoot (n.) One of the anterior feet of a quardruped or multiped; -- usually written fore foot.
Forefoot (n.) A piece of timber which terminates the keel at the fore end, connecting it with the lower end of the stem.
Foregame (n.) A first game; first plan.
Foregift (n.) A premium paid by / lessee when taking his lease.
Foregone (p. p.) of Forego
Foregoer (n.) One who goes before another; a predecessor; hence, an ancestor' a progenitor.
Foregoer (n.) A purveyor of the king; -- so called, formerly, from going before to provide for his household.
Foregoer (n.) One who forbears to enjoy.
Forehand (n.) All that part of a horse which is before the rider.
Forehand (n.) The chief or most important part.
Forehand (n.) Superiority; advantage; start; precedence.
Forehand (a.) Done beforehand; anticipative.
Forehead (n.) The front of that part of the head which incloses the brain; that part of the face above the eyes; the brow.
Forehead (n.) The aspect or countenance; assurance.
Forehead (n.) The front or fore part of anything.
Forehear (v. i. & t.) To hear beforehand.
Forehend (v. t.) See Forhend.
Forehold (n.) The forward part of the hold of a ship.
Forehook (n.) A piece of timber placed across the stem, to unite the bows and strengthen the fore part of the ship; a breast hook.
Foreknew (imp.) of Foreknow
Foreknow (v. t.) To have previous knowledge of; to know beforehand.
Foreland (n.) A promontory or cape; a headland; as, the North and South Foreland in Kent, England.
Foreland (n.) A piece of ground between the wall of a place and the moat.
Foreland (n.) That portion of the natural shore on the outside of the embankment which receives the stock of waves and deadens their force.
Forelend (v. t.) See Forlend.
Forelift (v. t.) To lift up in front.
Forelock (n.) The lock of hair that grows from the forepart of the head.
Forelock (n.) A cotter or split pin, as in a slot in a bolt, to prevent retraction; a linchpin; a pin fastening the cap-square of a gun.
Forelook (v. i.) To look beforehand or forward.
Foremast (n.) The mast nearest the bow.
Foremilk (n.) The milk secreted just before, or directly after, the birth of a child or of the young of an animal; colostrum.
Foremost (a.) First in time or place; most advanced; chief in rank or dignity; as, the foremost troops of an army.
Forename (n.) A name that precedes the family name or surname; a first name.
Forename (v. t.) To name or mention before.
Forenoon (n.) The early part of the day, from morning to meridian, or noon.
Forensal (a.) Forensic.
Forensic (a.) Belonging to courts of judicature or to public discussion and debate; used in legal proceedings, or in public discussions; argumentative; rhetorical; as, forensic eloquence or disputes.
Forensic (n.) An exercise in debate; a forensic contest; an argumentative thesis.
Forepart (n.) The part most advanced, or first in time or in place; the beginning.
Forepast (a.) Bygone.
Forerank (n.) The first rank; the front.
Foreread (v. t.) To tell beforehand; to signify by tokens; to predestine.
Foresaid (a.) Mentioned before; aforesaid.
Foresail (n.) The sail bent to the foreyard of a square-rigged vessel, being the lowest sail on the foremast.
Foresail (n.) The gaff sail set on the foremast of a schooner.
Foresail (n.) The fore staysail of a sloop, being the triangular sail next forward of the mast.
Foreseen (p. p.) Provided; in case that; on condition that.
Foreseer (n.) One who foresees or foreknows.
Foreshew (v. t.) See Foreshow.
Foreship (n.) The fore part of a ship.
Foreshot (n.) In distillation of low wines, the first portion of spirit that comes over, being a fluid abounding in fusel oil.
Foreshow (v. t.) To show or exhibit beforehand; to give foreknowledge of; to prognosticate; to foretell.
Foreside (n.) The front side; the front; esp., a stretch of country fronting the sea.
Foreside (n.) The outside or external covering.
Foreskin (n.) The fold of skin which covers the glans of the penis; the prepuce.
Foreslow (v. t.) To make slow; to hinder; to obstruct. [Obs.] See Forslow, v. t.
Foreslow (v. i.) To loiter. [Obs.] See Forslow, v. i.
Forestal (a.) Of or pertaining to forests; as, forestal rights.
Forestay (n.) A large, strong rope, reaching from the foremast head to the bowsprit, to support the mast. See Illust. under Ship.
Forester (n.) One who has charge of the growing timber on an estate; an officer appointed to watch a forest and preserve the game.
Forester (n.) An inhabitant of a forest.
Forester (n.) A forest tree.
Forester (n.) A lepidopterous insect belonging to Alypia and allied genera; as, the eight-spotted forester (A. octomaculata), which in the larval state is injurious to the grapevine.
Forestry (n.) The art of forming or of cultivating forests; the management of growing timber.
Foretold (imp. & p. p.) of Foretell
Foretell (v. t.) To predict; to tell before occurence; to prophesy; to foreshow.
Foretell (v. i.) To utter predictions.
Foretime (n.) The past; the time before the present.
Foreward (n.) The van; the front.
Forewarn (v. t.) To warn beforehand; to give previous warning, admonition, information, or notice to; to caution in advance.
Forewend (v. t.) To go before.
Forewish (v. t.) To wish beforehand.
Forewost (2d person) of Forewite
Forewite (v. t.) To foreknow.
Foreword (n.) A preface.
Foreworn (a.) Worn out; wasted; used up.
Foreyard (n.) The lowermost yard on the foremast.
Forfered (p. p. & a.) Excessively alarmed; in great fear.
Forgemen (pl. ) of Forgeman
Forgeman (n.) A skilled smith, who has a hammerer to assist him.
Forgiven (p. p.) of Forgive
Forgiver (n.) One who forgives.
Forgoing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forgo
Forkerve (v. t.) See Forcarve, v. t.
Forkless (a.) Having no fork.
Forktail (n.) One of several Asiatic and East Indian passerine birds, belonging to Enucurus, and allied genera. The tail is deeply forking.
Forktail (n.) A salmon in its fourth year's growth.
Forleave (v. t.) To leave off wholly.
Formally (adv.) In a formal manner; essentially; characteristically; expressly; regularly; ceremoniously; precisely.
Formedon (n.) A writ of right for a tenant in tail in case of a discontinuance of the estate tail. This writ has been abolished.
Formeret (n.) One of the half ribs against the walls in a ceiling vaulted with ribs.
Formerly (adv.) In time past, either in time immediately preceding or at any indefinite distance; of old; heretofore.
Formicid (a.) Pertaining to the ants.
Formicid (n.) One of the family Formicidae, or ants.
Formless (a.) Shapeless; without a determinate form; wanting regularity of shape.
Formulas (pl. ) of Formula
Formulae (pl. ) of Formula
Forncast (p. p.) Predestined.
Fornical (a.) Relating to a fornix.
Fornices (pl. ) of Fornix
Forsaken (p. p.) of Forsake
Forsaker (n.) One who forsakes or deserts.
Forshape (v. t.) To render misshapen.
Forslack (v. t.) To neglect by idleness; to delay or to waste by sloth.
Forsooth (adv.) In truth; in fact; certainly; very well; -- formerly used as an expression of deference or respect, especially to woman; now used ironically or contemptuously.
Forsooth (v. t.) To address respectfully with the term forsooth.
Forsooth (n.) A person who used forsooth much; a very ceremonious and deferential person.
Forspeak (v. t.) To forbid; to prohibit.
Forspeak (v. t.) To bewitch.
Forspent (a.) Wasted in strength; tired; exhausted.
Forstall (v. t.) To forestall.
Forswore (imp.) of Forswear
Forsworn (p. p.) of Forswear
Forswear (v. i.) To reject or renounce upon oath; hence, to renounce earnestly, determinedly, or with protestations.
Forswear (v. i.) To deny upon oath.
Forswear (v. i.) To swear falsely; to commit perjury.
Forswonk (a.) Overlabored; exhausted; worn out.
Forswore () imp. of Forswear.
Forsworn () p. p. of Forswear.
Forthink (v. t.) To repent; to regret; to be sorry for; to cause regret.
Fortieth (a.) Following the thirty-ninth, or preceded by thirty-nine units, things, or parts.
Fortieth (a.) Constituting one of forty equal parts into which anything is divided.
Fortieth (n.) One of forty equal parts into which one whole is divided; the quotient of a unit divided by forty; one next in order after the thirty-ninth.
Fortread (v. t.) To tread down; to trample upon.
Fortress (n.) A fortified place; a large and permanent fortification, sometimes including a town; a fort; a castle; a stronghold; a place of defense or security.
Fortress (v. t.) To furnish with a fortress or with fortresses; to guard; to fortify.
Fortuity (n.) Accident; chance; casualty.
Forwaked (p. p. & a.) Tired out with excessive waking or watching.
Forwards (adv.) Toward a part or place before or in front; onward; in advance; progressively; -- opposed to backward.
Forwards (adv.) Same as Forward.
Forwaste (v. t.) To desolate or lay waste utterly.
Foryelde (v. t.) To repay; to requite.
Forzando (adv.) See Sforzato.
Fossette (n.) A little hollow; hence, a dimple.
Fossette (n.) A small, deep-centered ulcer of the transparent cornea.
Fosseway (n.) One of the great military roads constructed by the Romans in England and other parts of Europe; -- so called from the fosse or ditch on each side for keeping it dry.
Fossores (n. pl.) A group of hymenopterous insects including the sand wasps. They excavate cells in earth, where they deposit their eggs, with the bodies of other insects for the food of the young when hatched.
Fossoria (n. pl.) See Fossores.
Fostered (imp. & p. p.) of Foster
Fostress (n.) A woman who feeds and cherishes; a nurse.
Fothered (imp. & p. p.) of Fother
Fougasse (n.) A small mine, in the form of a well sunk from the surface of the ground, charged with explosive and projectiles. It is made in a position likely to be occupied by the enemy.
Foughten () p. p. of Fight.
Foulness (n.) The quality or condition of being foul.
Founding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Found
Founding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Found
Foundery (n.) Same as Foundry.
Founding (n.) The art of smelting and casting metals.
Fountain (n.) A spring of water issuing from the earth.
Fountain (n.) An artificially produced jet or stream of water; also, the structure or works in which such a jet or stream rises or flows; a basin built and constantly supplied with pure water for drinking and other useful purposes, or for ornament.
Fountain (n.) A reservoir or chamber to contain a liquid which can be conducted or drawn off as needed for use; as, the ink fountain in a printing press, etc.
Fountain (n.) The source from which anything proceeds, or from which anything is supplied continuously; origin; source.
Fountful (a.) Full of fountains.
Fourfold (a. & adv.) Four times; quadruple; as, a fourfold division.
Fourfold (n.) Four times as many or as much.
Fourfold (v. t.) To make four times as much or as many, as an assessment,; to quadruple.
Fourling (n.) One of four children born at the same time.
Fourling (n.) A compound or twin crystal consisting of four individuals.
Fourneau (n.) The chamber of a mine in which the powder is placed.
Fourrier (n.) A harbinger.
Fourteen (a.) Four and ten more; twice seven.
Fourteen (n.) The sum of ten and four; forteen units or objects.
Fourteen (n.) A symbol representing fourteen, as 14 or xiv.
Fourthly (adv.) In the fourth place.
Four-way (a.) Allowing passage in either of four directions; as, a four-way cock, or valve.
Foveolae (pl. ) of Foveola
Fovillae (pl. ) of Fovilla
Foxearth (n.) A hole in the earth to which a fox resorts to hide himself.
Foxglove (n.) Any plant of the genus Digitalis. The common English foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) is a handsome perennial or biennial plant, whose leaves are used as a powerful medicine, both as a sedative and diuretic. See Digitalis.
Foxhound (n.) One of a special breed of hounds used for chasing foxes.
Foxiness (n.) The state or quality of being foxy, or foxlike; craftiness; shrewdness.
Foxiness (n.) The state of being foxed or discolored, as books; decay; deterioration.
Foxiness (n.) A coarse and sour taste in grapes.
Foziness (n.) The state of being fozy; spiritlessness; dullness.
Goatfish (n.) A fish of the genus Upeneus, inhabiting the Gulf of Mexico. It is allied to the surmullet.
Goatherd (n.) One who tends goats.
Goatlike (a.) Like a goat; goatish.
Goatskin (n.) The skin of a goat, or leather made from it.
Goatskin (a.) Made of the skin of a goat.
Gobbetly (adv.) In pieces.
Gobbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gobble
Godchild (n.) One for whom a person becomes sponsor at baptism, and whom he promises to see educated as a Christian; a godson or goddaughter. See Godfather.
Godelich (a.) Goodly.
Godspeed (n.) Success; prosperous journeying; -- a contraction of the phrase, "God speed you."
Goffered (imp. & p. p.) of Goffer
Goggling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Goggle
Goitered (a.) Alt. of Goitred
Goitrous (a.) Pertaining to the goiter; affected with the goiter; of the nature of goiter or bronchocele.
Goden ly (adv.) In golden terms or a golden manner; splendidly; delightfully.
Goldfish (n.) A small domesticated cyprinoid fish (Carassius auratus); -- so named from its color. It is native of China, and is said to have been introduced into Europe in 1691. It is often kept as an ornament, in small ponds or glass globes. Many varieties are known. Called also golden fish, and golden carp. See Telescope fish, under Telescope.
Goldfish (n.) A California marine fish of an orange or red color; the garibaldi.
Goldless (a.) Destitute of gold.
Goldseed (n.) Dog's-tail grass.
Golgotha (n.) Calvary. See the Note under Calvary.
Gomarist (n.) Alt. of Gomarite
Gomarite (n.) One of the followers of Francis Gomar or Gomarus, a Dutch disciple of Calvin in the 17th century, who strongly opposed the Arminians.
Gommelin (n.) See Dextrin.
Gonangia (pl. ) of Gonangium
Gondolet (n.) A small gondola.
Goneness (n.) A state of exhaustion; faintness, especially as resulting from hunger.
Gonfalon (n.) Alt. of Gonfanon
Gonfanon (n.) The ensign or standard in use by certain princes or states, such as the mediaeval republics of Italy, and in more recent times by the pope.
Gonfanon (n.) A name popularly given to any flag which hangs from a crosspiece or frame instead of from the staff or the mast itself.
Gonidial (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, gonidia.
Gonidial (a.) Of or pertaining to the angles of the mouth; as, a gonidial groove of an actinian.
Gonidium (n.) A special groove or furrow at one or both angles of the mouth of many Anthozoa.
Gonidium (n.) A component cell of the yellowish green layer in certain lichens.
Gonimous (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, gonidia or gonimia, as that part of a lichen which contains the green or chlorophyll-bearing cells.
Gonosome (n.) The reproductive zooids of a hydroid colony, collectively.
Gonydial (a.) Pertaining to the gonys of a bird's beak.
Good-bye (n. / interj.) Farewell; a form of address used at parting. See the last Note under By, prep.
Good-den (interj.) A form of salutation.
Goodgeon (n.) Same as Gudgeon, 5.
Goodless (a.) Having no goods.
Goodlich (a.) Goodly.
Goodness (n.) The quality of being good in any of its various senses; excellence; virtue; kindness; benevolence; as, the goodness of timber, of a soil, of food; goodness of character, of disposition, of conduct, etc.
Good now () An exclamation of wonder, surprise, or entreaty.
Goodship (n.) Favor; grace.
Goodwife (n.) The mistress of a house.
Gorebill (n.) The garfish.
Gorflies (pl. ) of Gorfly
Gorgelet (n.) A small gorget, as of a humming bird.
Gorgeous (n.) Imposing through splendid or various colors; showy; fine; magnificent.
Gorgerin (n.) In some columns, that part of the capital between the termination of the shaft and the annulet of the echinus, or the space between two neck moldings; -- called also neck of the capital, and hypotrachelium. See Illust. of Column.
Gorgonia (n.) A genus of Gorgoniacea, formerly very extensive, but now restricted to such species as the West Indian sea fan (Gorgonia flabellum), sea plume (G. setosa), and other allied species having a flexible, horny axis.
Gorgonia (n.) Any slender branched gorgonian.
Gospeler (n.) One of the four evangelists.
Gospeler (n.) A follower of Wyclif, the first English religious reformer; hence, a Puritan.
Gospeler (n.) A priest or deacon who reads the gospel at the altar during the communion service.
Gossamer (n.) A fine, filmy substance, like cobwebs, floating in the air, in calm, clear weather, especially in autumn. It is seen in stubble fields and on furze or low bushes, and is formed by small spiders.
Gossamer (n.) Any very thin gauzelike fabric; also, a thin waterproof stuff.
Gossamer (n.) An outer garment, made of waterproof gossamer.
Gossiped (imp. & p. p.) of Gossip
Gossiper (n.) One given to gossip.
Gossipry (n.) Spiritual relationship or affinity; gossiprede; special intimacy.
Gossipry (n.) Idle talk; gossip.
Goethite (n.) A hydrous oxide of iron, occurring in prismatic crystals, also massive, with a fibrous, reniform, or stalactitic structure. The color varies from yellowish to blackish brown.
Gourmand (n.) A greedy or ravenous eater; a glutton. See Gormand.
Goutweed (n.) Alt. of Goutwort
Goutwort (n.) A coarse umbelliferous plant of Europe (Aegopodium Podagraria); -- called also bishop's weed, ashweed, and herb gerard.
Governed (imp. & p. p.) of Govern
Governal (n.) Alt. of Governail
Governor (n.) One who governs; especially, one who is invested with the supreme executive authority in a State; a chief ruler or magistrate; as, the governor of Pennsylvania.
Governor (n.) One who has the care or guardianship of a young man; a tutor; a guardian.
Governor (n.) A pilot; a steersman.
Governor (n.) A contrivance applied to steam engines, water wheels, and other machinery, to maintain nearly uniform speed when the resistances and motive force are variable.
Gowdnook (n.) The saury pike; -- called also gofnick.
Gownsman (n.) Alt. of Gownman
Hoarding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hoard
Hoarding (n.) A screen of boards inclosing a house and materials while builders are at work.
Hoarding (n.) A fence, barrier, or cover, inclosing, surrounding, or concealing something.
Hoarsely (adv.) With a harsh, grating sound or voice.
Hobbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hobble
Hobornob (adv.) See Hobnob.
Hochepot (n.) Hotchpot.
Hockherb (n.) The mallow.
Hockling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hockle
Hogchain (n.) A chain or tie rod, in a boat or barge, to prevent the vessel from hogging.
Hogframe (n.) A trussed frame extending fore and aft, usually above deck, and intended to increase the longitudinal strength and stiffness. Used chiefly in American river and lake steamers. Called also hogging frame, and hogback.
Hoggerel (n.) A sheep of the second year. [Written also hogrel.] Ash.
Hogmanay (n.) The old name, in Scotland, for the last day of the year, on which children go about singing, and receive a dole of bread or cakes; also, the entertainment given on that day to a visitor, or the gift given to an applicant.
Hogreeve (n.) A civil officer charged with the duty of impounding hogs running at large.
Hogscore (n.) A distance lime brawn across the rink or course between the middle
Hogshead (n.) An English measure of capacity, containing 63 wine gallons, or about 52/ imperial gallons; a half pipe.
Hogshead (n.) A large cask or barrel, of indefinite contents; esp. one containing from 100 to 140 gallons.
Hogsties (pl. ) of Hogsty
Hoisting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hoist
Hoistway (n.) An opening for the hoist, or elevator, in the floor of a wareroom.
Holdback (n.) Check; hindrance; restraint; obstacle.
Holdback (n.) The projection or loop on the thill of a vehicle. to which a strap of the harness is attached, to hold back a carriage when going down hill, or in backing; also, the strap or part of the harness so used.
Holdfast (n.) Something used to secure and hold in place something else, as a long fiat-headed nail, a catch a hook, a clinch, a clamp, etc.; hence, a support.
Holdfast (n.) A conical or branching body, by which a seaweed is attached to its support, and differing from a root in that it is not specially absorbent of moisture.
Hollaing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Holla
Hollands (n.) Gin made in Holland.
Hollands (n.) See Holland.
Holloing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hollo
Hollowed (imp. & p. p.) of Hollow
Hollowly (adv.) Insincerely; deceitfully.
Holostei (n. pl.) An extensive division of ganoids, including the gar pike, bowfin, etc.; the bony ganoids. See Illustration in Appendix.
Homaging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Homage
Homaloid (a.) Alt. of Homaloidal
Homeborn (a.) Native; indigenous; not foreign.
Homeborn (a.) Of or pertaining to the home or family.
Homeless (a.) Destitute of a home.
Homelike (a.) Like a home; comfortable; cheerful; cozy; friendly.
Homelily (adv.) Plainly; inelegantly.
Homeling (n.) A person or thing belonging to a home or to a particular country; a native; as, a word which is a homeling.
Homemade (a.) Made at home; of domestic manufacture; made either in a private family or in one's own country.
Homesick (a.) Pining for home; in a nostalgic condition.
Homespun (a.) Spun or wrought at home; of domestic manufacture; coarse; plain.
Homespun (a.) Plain in manner or style; not elegant; rude; coarse.
Homespun (n.) Cloth made at home; as, he was dressed in homespun.
Homespun (n.) An unpolished, rustic person.
Homeward (a.) Being in the direction of home; as, the homeward way.
Homeward (adv.) Alt. of Homewards
Homicide (v. t.) The killing of one human being by another.
Homicide (v. t.) One who kills another; a manslayer.
Homiform (a.) In human form.
Homilete (n.) A homilist.
Homilist (n.) One who prepares homilies; one who preaches to a congregation.
Homilite (n.) A borosilicate of iron and lime, near datolite in form and composition.
Homilies (pl. ) of Homily
Hommocky (a.) Filled with hommocks; piled in the form of hommocks; -- said of ice.
Homodont (a.) Having all the teeth similar in front, as in the porpoises; -- opposed to heterodont.
Homogamy (n.) The condition of being homogamous.
Homogene (a.) Homogeneous.
Homogeny (n.) Joint nature.
Homogeny (n.) The correspondence of common descent; -- a term used to supersede homology by Lankester, who also used homoplasy to denote any superinduced correspondence of position and structure in parts embryonically distinct (other writers using the term homoplasmy). Thus, there is homogeny between the fore limb of a mammal and the wing of a bird; but the right and left ventricles of the heart in both are only in homoplasy with each other, these having arisen independently since the divergen
Homogony (n.) The condition of having homogonous flowers.
Homology (n.) The quality of being homologous; correspondence; relation; as, the homologyof similar polygons.
Homology (n.) Correspondence or relation in type of structure in contradistinction to similarity of function; as, the relation in structure between the leg and arm of a man; or that between the arm of a man, the fore leg of a horse, the wing of a bird, and the fin of a fish, all these organs being modifications of one type of structure.
Homology (n.) The correspondence or resemblance of substances belonging to the same type or series; a similarity of composition varying by a small, regular difference, and usually attended by a regular variation in physical properties; as, there is an homology between methane, CH4, ethane, C2H6, propane, C3H8, etc., all members of the paraffin series. In an extended sense, the term is applied to the relation between chemical elements of the same group; as, chlorine, bromine, and iodine are sai
Homonomy (n.) The homology of parts arranged on transverse axes.
Homonymy (n.) Sameness of name or designation; identity in relations.
Homonymy (n.) Sameness of name or designation of things or persons which are different; ambiguity.
Homopter (n.) One of the Homoptera.
Homotaxy (n.) Same as Homotaxis.
Homotype (n.) That which has the same fundamental type of structure with something else; thus, the right arm is the homotype of the right leg; one arm is the homotype of the other, etc.
Homotypy (n.) A term suggested by Haeckel to be instead of serial homology. See Homotype.
Honestly (adv.) Honorably; becomingly; decently.
Honestly (adv.) In an honest manner; as, a contract honestly made; to live honestly; to speak honestly.
Honewort (n.) An umbelliferous plant of the genus Sison (S. Amomum); -- so called because used to cure a swelling called a hone.
Honeying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Honey
Honeybee (n.) Any bee of the genus Apis, which lives in communities and collects honey, esp. the common domesticated hive bee (Apis mellifica), the Italian bee (A. ligustica), and the Arabiab bee (A. fasciata). The two latter are by many entomologists considered only varieties of the common hive bee. Each swarm of bees consists of a large number of workers (barren females), with, ordinarily, one queen or fertile female, but in the swarming season several young queens, and a number of males or
Honeydew (n.) A sweet, saccharine substance, found on the leaves of trees and other plants in small drops, like dew. Two substances have been called by this name; one exuded from the plants, and the other secreted by certain insects, esp. aphids.
Honeydew (n.) A kind of tobacco moistened with molasses.
Honoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Honor
Honorary (a.) A fee offered to professional men for their services; as, an honorarium of one thousand dollars.
Honorary (a.) An honorary payment, usually in recognition of services for which it is not usual or not lawful to assign a fixed business price.
Honorary (a.) Done as a sign or evidence of honor; as, honorary services.
Honorary (a.) Conferring honor, or intended merely to confer honor without emolument; as, an honorary degree.
Honorary (a.) Holding a title or place without rendering service or receiving reward; as, an honorary member of a society.
Hoodless (a.) Having no hood.
Hoodwink (v. t.) To blind by covering the eyes.
Hoodwink (v. t.) To cover; to hide.
Hoodwink (v. t.) To deceive by false appearance; to impose upon.
Hoofless (a.) Destitute of hoofs.
Hopeless (a.) Destitute of hope; having no expectation of good; despairing.
Hopeless (a.) Giving no ground of hope; promising nothing desirable; desperate; as, a hopeless cause.
Hopeless (a.) Unhoped for; despaired of.
Hopingly (adv.) In a hopeful manner.
Hoppling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hopple
Horatian (a.) Of or pertaining to Horace, the Latin poet, or resembling his style.
Hornbeak (n.) A fish. See Hornfish.
Hornbeam (n.) A tree of the genus Carpinus (C. Americana), having a smooth gray bark and a ridged trunk, the wood being white and very hard. It is common along the banks of streams in the United States, and is also called ironwood. The English hornbeam is C. Betulus. The American is called also blue beech and water beech.
Hornbill (n.) Any bird of the family Bucerotidae, of which about sixty species are known, belonging to numerous genera. They inhabit the tropical parts of Asia, Africa, and the East Indies, and are remarkable for having a more or less horn-like protuberance, which is usually large and hollow and is situated on the upper side of the beak. The size of the hornbill varies from that of a pigeon to that of a raven, or even larger. They feed chiefly upon fruit, but some species eat dead animals.
Hornbook (n.) The first book for children, or that from which in former times they learned their letters and rudiments; -- so called because a sheet of horn covered the small, thin board of oak, or the slip of paper, on which the alphabet, digits, and often the Lord's Prayer, were written or printed; a primer.
Hornbook (n.) A book containing the rudiments of any science or branch of knowledge; a manual; a handbook.
Hornfish (n.) The garfish or sea needle.
Hornfoot (a.) Having hoofs; hoofed.
Hornless (a.) Having no horn.
Horn-mad (a.) Quite mad; -- raving crazy.
Hornpike (n.) The garfish.
Hornpipe (n.) An instrument of music formerly popular in Wales, consisting of a wooden pipe, with holes at intervals. It was so called because the bell at the open end was sometimes made of horn.
Hornpipe (n.) A lively tune played on a hornpipe, for dancing; a tune adapted for such playing.
Hornpout (n.) See Horned pout, under Horned.
Horntail (n.) Any one of family (Uroceridae) of large hymenopterous insects, allied to the sawflies. The larvae bore in the wood of trees. So called from the long, stout ovipositors of the females.
Hornwork (n.) An outwork composed of two demibastions joined by a curtain. It is connected with the works in rear by long wings.
Hornwort (n.) An aquatic plant (Ceratophyllum), with finely divided leaves.
Horologe (n.) A servant who called out the hours.
Horologe (n.) An instrument indicating the time of day; a timepiece of any kind; a watch, clock, or dial.
Horology (n.) The science of measuring time, or the principles and art of constructing instruments for measuring and indicating portions of time, as clocks, watches, dials, etc.
Horopter (n.) The
Horrible (a.) Exciting, or tending to excite, horror or fear; dreadful; terrible; shocking; hideous; as, a horrible sight; a horrible story; a horrible murder.
Horribly (adv.) In a manner to excite horror; dreadfully; terribly.
Horridly (adv.) In a horrid manner.
Horrific (a.) Causing horror; frightful.
Horsefly (n.) Any dipterous fly of the family Tabanidae, that stings horses, and sucks their blood.
Horsefly (n.) The horse tick or forest fly (Hippobosca).
Horsemen (pl. ) of Horseman
Horseman (n.) A rider on horseback; one skilled in the management of horses; a mounted man.
Horseman (n.) A mounted soldier; a cavalryman.
Horseman (n.) A land crab of the genus Ocypoda, living on the coast of Brazil and the West Indies, noted for running very swiftly.
Horseman (n.) A West Indian fish of the genus Eques, as the light-horseman (E. lanceolatus).
Hortulan (a.) Belonging to a garden.
Hortyard (n.) An orchard.
Hosannas (pl. ) of Hosanna
Hospital (n.) A place for shelter or entertainment; an inn.
Hospital (n.) A building in which the sick, injured, or infirm are received and treated; a public or private institution founded for reception and cure, or for the refuge, of persons diseased in body or mind, or disabled, infirm, or dependent, and in which they are treated either at their own expense, or more often by charity in whole or in part; a tent, building, or other place where the sick or wounded of an army cared for.
Hospital (a.) Hospitable.
Hospodar (n.) A title borne by the princes or governors of Moldavia and Wallachia before those countries were united as Roumania.
Hosteler (n.) The keeper of a hostel or inn.
Hosteler (n.) A student in a hostel, or small unendowed collede in Oxford or Cambridge.
Hostelry (n.) An inn; a lodging house.
Hostless (a.) Inhospitable.
Hotchpot (n.) Alt. of Hotchpotch
Hot-head (n.) A violent, passionate person; a hasty or impetuous person; as, the rant of a hot-head.
Hothouse (n.) A house kept warm to shelter tender plants and shrubs from the cold air; a place in which the plants of warmer climates may be reared, and fruits ripened.
Hothouse (n.) A bagnio, or bathing house.
Hothouse (n.) A brothel; a bagnio.
Hothouse (n.) A heated room for drying green ware.
Hotpress (v. t.) To apply to, in conjunction with mechanical pressure, for the purpose of giving a smooth and glosay surface, or to express oil, etc.; as, to hotpress paper,
Houghing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hough
Hounding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hound
Hounding (n.) The act of one who hounds.
Hounding (n.) The part of a mast below the hounds and above the deck.
Housling (a.) Sacramental; as, housling fire.
Hovelled () of Hovel
Hoveling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hovel
Hoveling (n.) A method of securing a good draught in chimneys by covering the top, leaving openings in the sides, or by carrying up two of the sides higher than the other two.
Hovering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hover
Howitzer (n.) A gun so short that the projectile, which was hollow, could be put in its place by hand; a kind of mortar.
Howitzer (n.) A short, light, largebore cannon, usually having a chamber of smaller diameter than the rest of the bore, and intended to throw large projectiles with comparatively small charges.
Iodizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Iodize
Iodoform (n.) A yellow, crystal
Iodyrite (n.) Silver iodide, a mineral of a yellowish color.
Ionidium (n.) A genus of violaceous plants, chiefly found in tropical America, some species of which are used as substitutes for ipecacuanha.
Iotacism (n.) The frequent use of the sound of iota (that of English e in be), as among the modern Greeks; also, confusion from sounding /, /, /, /, //, etc., like /.
Jobation (n.) A scolding; a hand, tedious reproof.
Jocantry (n.) The act or practice of jesting.
Jockeyed (imp. & p. p.) of Jockey
Jocosity (n.) A jocose act or saying; jocoseness.
Joculary (a.) Jocular; jocose; sportive.
Joggling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Joggle
Johannes (n.) A Portuguese gold coin of the value of eight dollars, named from the figure of King John which it bears; -- often contracted into joe; as, a joe, or a half joe.
Johnnies (pl. ) of Johnny
Joinhand (n.) Writing in which letters are joined in words; -- distinguished from writing in single letters.
Jointing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Joint
Jointing (n.) The act or process of making a joint; also, the joints thus produced.
Jointure (n.) A joining; a joint.
Jointure (n.) An estate settled on a wife, which she is to enjoy after husband's decease, for her own life at least, in satisfaction of dower.
Jointure (v. t.) To settle a jointure upon.
Joisting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Joist
Jokingly (adv.) In a joking way; sportively.
Jolthead (n.) A dunce; a blockhead.
Jonesian (a.) Of or pertaining to Jones.
Jongleur (n.) Alt. of Jongler
Jostling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jostle
Jouncing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jounce
Journeys (pl. ) of Journey
Jovially (adv.) In a jovial manner; merrily; gayly.
Jovialty (n.) Joviality.
Kohinoor (n.) Alt. of Kohnur
Kolarian (n.) An individual of one of the races of aboriginal inhabitants which survive in Hindostan.
Kolarian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Kolarians.
Koolslaa (n.) See Coleslaw.
Koordish (n.) See Kurdish.
Korrigum (n.) A West African antelope (Damalis Senegalensis), allied to the sassaby. It is reddish gray, with a black face, and a black stripe on the outside of the legs above the knees.
Kotowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Kotow
Loadsman (n.) Alt. of Lodesman
Lodesman (n.) A pilot.
Loadstar (n.) Alt. of Lodestar
Lodestar (n.) A star that leads; a guiding star; esp., the polestar; the cynosure.
Loanable (a.) Such as can be lent; available for lending; as, loanable funds; -- used mostly in financial business and writings.
Loathing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Loathe
Loathful (a.) Full of loathing; hating; abhorring.
Loathful (a.) Causing a feeling of loathing; disgusting.
Loathing (n.) Extreme disgust; a feeling of aversion, nausea, abhorrence, or detestation.
Lobately (adv.) As a lobe; so as to make a lobe; in a lobate manner.
Lobbying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lobby
Lobbyist (n.) A member of the lobby; a person who solicits members of a legislature for the purpose of influencing legislation.
Lobefoot (n.) A bird having lobate toes; esp., a phalarope.
Loblolly (n.) Gruel; porridge; -- so called among seamen.
Lobsided (a.) See Lopsided.
Lobulate (a.) Alt. of Lobulated
Localism (n.) The state or quality of being local; affection for a particular place.
Localism (n.) A method of speaking or acting peculiar to a certain district; a local idiom or phrase.
Locality (n.) The state, or condition, of belonging to a definite place, or of being contained within definite limits.
Locality (n.) Position; situation; a place; a spot; esp., a geographical place or situation, as of a mineral or plant.
Locality (n.) Limitation to a county, district, or place; as, locality of trial.
Locality (n.) The perceptive faculty concerned with the ability to remember the relative positions of places.
Localize (v. t.) To make local; to fix in, or assign to, a definite place.
Locating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Locate
Location (n.) The act or process of locating.
Location (n.) Situation; place; locality.
Location (n.) That which is located; a tract of land designated in place.
Location (n.) A leasing on rent.
Location (n.) A contract for the use of a thing, or service of a person, for hire.
Location (n.) The marking out of the boundaries, or identifying the place or site of, a piece of land, according to the description given in an entry, plan, map, etc.
Locative (a.) Indicating place, or the place where, or wherein; as, a locative adjective; locative case of a noun.
Locative (n.) The locative case.
Lockless (a.) Destitute of a lock.
Locofoco (n.) A friction match.
Locofoco (n.) A nickname formerly given to a member of the Democratic party.
Loculate (a.) Divided into compartments.
Loculose (a.) Alt. of Loculous
Loculous (a.) Divided by internal partitions into cells, as the pith of the pokeweed.
Locustic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the locust; -- formerly used to designate a supposed acid.
Locution (n.) Speech or discourse; a phrase; a form or mode of expression.
Locutory (n.) A room for conversation; especially, a room in monasteries, where the monks were allowed to converse.
Lodesman (n.) Same as Loadsman.
Lodestar (n.) Same as Loadstar.
Lodgment (v.) The act of lodging, or the state of being lodged.
Lodgment (v.) A lodging place; a room.
Lodgment (v.) An accumulation or collection of something deposited in a place or remaining at rest.
Lodgment (v.) The occupation and holding of a position, as by a besieging party; an instrument thrown up in a captured position; as, to effect a lodgment.
Lodicule (n.) One of the two or three delicate membranous scales which are next to the stamens in grasses.
Log-chip (n.) A thin, flat piece of board in the form of a quadrant of a circle attached to the log
Logician (n.) A person skilled in logic.
Logistic (a.) Alt. of Logistical
Logogram (n.) A word letter; a phonogram, that, for the sake of brevity, represents a word; as, |, i. e., t, for it. Cf. Grammalogue.
Logotype (n.) A single type, containing two or more letters; as, ae, Ae, /, /, /, etc. ; -- called also ligature.
Log-ship (n.) A part of the log. See Log-chip, and 2d Log, n., 2.
Loitered (imp. & p. p.) of Loiter
Loiterer (n.) One who loiters; an idler.
Loiterer (n.) An idle vagrant; a tramp.
Lollardy (n.) The doctrines or principles of the Lollards.
Lollipop (n.) A kind of sugar confection which dissolves easily in the mouth.
Lomonite (n.) Same as Laumontite.
Londoner (n.) A native or inhabitant of London.
Loneness (n.) Solitude; seclusion.
Lonesome (superl.) Secluded from society; not frequented by human beings; solitary.
Lonesome (superl.) Conscious of, and somewhat depressed by, solitude; as, to feel lonesome.
Longbeak (n.) The American redbellied snipe (Macrorhamphus scolopaceus); -- called also long-billed dowitcher.
Longboat (n.) Formerly, the largest boat carried by a merchant vessel, corresponding to the launch of a naval vessel.
Longeval (a.) Long-loved; longevous.
Longhand (n.) The written characters used in the common method of writing; -- opposed to shorthand.
Longhorn (n.) A long-horned animal, as a cow, goat, or beetle. See Long-horned.
Longlegs (n.) A daddy longlegs.
Longness (n.) Length.
Longnose (n.) The European garfish.
Longsome (a.) Extended in length; tiresome.
Longspun (a.) Spun out, or extended, to great length; hence, long-winded; tedious.
Longspur (n.) Any one of several species of fringil
Longtail (n.) An animal, particularly a log, having an uncut tail. Cf. Curtail. Dog.
Longways (adv.) Lengthwise.
Longwise (adv.) Lengthwise.
Lookdown (n.) See Moonfish (b).
Loophole (n.) A small opening, as in the walls of fortification, or in the bulkhead of a ship, through which small arms or other weapons may be discharged at an enemy.
Loophole (n.) A hole or aperture that gives a passage, or the means of escape or evasion.
Loosened (imp. & p. p.) of Loosen
Loosener (n.) One who, or that which, loosens.
Lopeared (a.) Having ears which lop or hang down.
Loppered (imp. & p. p.) of Lopper
Lopsided (a.) Leaning to one side because of some defect of structure; as, a lopsided ship.
Lopsided (a.) Unbalanced; poorly proportioned; full of idiosyncrasies.
Lordlike (a.) Befitting or like a lord; lordly.
Lordlike (a.) Haughty; proud; insolent; arrogant.
Lordling (n.) A little or insignificant lord.
Lordosis (n.) A curvature of the spine forwards, usually in the lumbar region.
Lordosis (n.) Any abnormal curvature of the bones.
Lordship (n.) The state or condition of being a lord; hence (with his or your), a title applied to a lord (except an archbishop or duke, who is called Grace) or a judge (in Great Britain), etc.
Lordship (n.) Seigniory; domain; the territory over which a lord holds jurisdiction; a manor.
Lordship (n.) Dominion; power; authority.
Loresman (n.) An instructor.
Loricata (n. pl.) A suborder of edentates, covered with bony plates, including the armadillos.
Loricata (n. pl.) The crocodilia.
Loricate (v. t.) To cover with some protecting substance, as with lute, a crust, coating, or plates.
Loricate (v.) Covered with a shell or exterior made of plates somewhat like a coat of mail, as in the armadillo.
Loricate (n.) An animal covered with bony scales, as crocodiles among reptiles, and the pangolins among mammals.
Lorikeet (n.) Any one numerous species of small brush-tongued parrots or lories, found mostly in Australia, New Guinea and the adjacent islands, with some forms in the East Indies. They are arboreal in their habits and feed largely upon the honey of flowers. They belong to Trichoglossus, Loriculus, and several allied genera.
Losenger (n.) A flatterer; a deceiver; a cozener.
Losingly (adv.) In a manner to incur loss.
Lossless (a.) Free from loss.
Lothsome (a.) See Loath, Loathly, etc.
Lothario (n.) A gay seducer of women; a libertine.
Loudness (n.) The quality or state of being loud.
Lounging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lounge
Loveable (a.) See Lovable.
Loveless (a.) Void of love; void of tenderness or kindness.
Loveless (a.) Not attracting love; unattractive.
Lovelily (adv.) In manner to excite love; amiably.
Lovelock (n.) A long lock of hair hanging prominently by itself; an earlock; -- worn by men of fashion in the reigns of Elizabeth and James I.
Lovelorn (a.) Forsaken by one's love.
Lovesome (a.) Lovely.
Lovingly (adv.) With love; affectionately.
Lowering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lower
Lowering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lower
Lowering (a.) Dark and threatening; gloomy; sullen; as, lowering clouds or sky.
Loyalist (n.) A person who adheres to his sovereign or to the lawful authority; especially, one who maintains his allegiance to his prince or government, and defends his cause in times of revolt or revolution.
Lozenged (a.) Alt. of Lozenge-shaped
Mobility (n.) The quality or state of being mobile; as, the mobility of a liquid, of an army, of the populace, of features, of a muscle.
Mobility (n.) The mob; the lower classes.
Mobilize (v. t.) To put in a state of readiness for active service in war, as an army corps.
Mobocrat (n.) One who favors a form of government in which the unintelligent populace rules without restraint.
Moccasin (n.) A shoe made of deerskin, or other soft leather, the sole and upper part being one piece. It is the customary shoe worn by the American Indians.
Moccasin (n.) A poisonous snake of the Southern United States. The water moccasin (Ancistrodon piscivorus) is usually found in or near water. Above, it is olive brown, barred with black; beneath, it is brownish yellow, mottled with darker. The upland moccasin is Ancistrodon atrofuscus. They resemble rattlesnakes, but are without rattles.
Mockable (a.) Such as can be mocked.
Mockbird (n.) The European sedge warbler (Acrocephalus phragmitis).
Modalist (n.) One who regards Father, Son, and Spirit as modes of being, and not as persons, thus denying personal distinction in the Trinity.
Modality (n.) The quality or state of being modal.
Modality (n.) A modal relation or quality; a mode or point of view under which an object presents itself to the mind. According to Kant, the quality of propositions, as assertory, problematical, or apodeictic.
Modelled () of Model
Modeling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Model
Modeling (n.) The act or art of making a model from which a work of art is to be executed; the formation of a work of art from some plastic material. Also, in painting, drawing, etc., the expression or indication of solid form.
Modelize (v. t.) To model.
Modenese (a.) Of or pertaining to Modena or its inhabitants.
Modenese (n. sing. & pl.) A native or inhabitant of Modena; the people of Modena.
Moderate (a.) Kept within due bounds; observing reasonable limits; not excessive, extreme, violent, or rigorous; limited; restrained
Moderate (a.) Limited in quantity; sparing; temperate; frugal; as, moderate in eating or drinking; a moderate table.
Moderate (a.) Limited in degree of activity, energy, or excitement; reasonable; calm; slow; as, moderate language; moderate endeavors.
Moderate (a.) Not extreme in opinion, in partisanship, and the like; as, a moderate Calvinist.
Moderate (a.) Not violent or rigorous; temperate; mild; gentle; as, a moderate winter.
Moderate (a.) Limited as to degree of progress; as, to travel at moderate speed.
Moderate (a.) Limited as to the degree in which a quality, principle, or faculty appears; as, an infusion of moderate strength; a man of moderate abilities.
Moderate (a.) Limited in scope or effects; as, a reformation of a moderate kind.
Moderate (n.) One of a party in the Church of Scotland in the 18th century, and part of the 19th, professing moderation in matters of church government, in discip
Moderate (v. t.) To restrain from excess of any kind; to reduce from a state of violence, intensity, or excess; to keep within bounds; to make temperate; to lessen; to allay; to repress; to temper; to qualify; as, to moderate rage, action, desires, etc.; to moderate heat or wind.
Moderate (v. t.) To preside over, direct, or regulate, as a public meeting; as, to moderate a synod.
Moderate (v. i.) To become less violent, severe, rigorous, or intense; as, the wind has moderated.
Moderate (v. i.) To preside as a moderator.
Moderato (a. & adv.) With a moderate degree of quickness; moderately.
Modernly (adv.) In modern times.
Modestly (adv.) In a modest manner.
Modicity (n.) Moderateness; smallness; meanness.
Modifier (n.) One who, or that which, modifies.
Modified (imp. & p. p.) of Modify
Modiolar (a.) Shaped like a bushel measure.
Modiolus (n.) The central column in the osseous cochlea of the ear.
Modulate (v. t.) To form, as sound, to a certain key, or to a certain portion.
Modulate (v. t.) To vary or inflect in a natural, customary, or musical manner; as, the organs of speech modulate the voice in reading or speaking.
Modulate (v. i.) To pass from one key into another.
Mohicans (n. pl.) A tribe of Lenni-Lenape Indians who formerly inhabited Western Connecticut and Eastern New York.
Mohurrum (n.) Alt. of Muharram
Muharram (n.) The first month of the Mohammedan year.
Muharram (n.) A festival of the Shiah sect of the Mohammedans held during the first ten days of the month Mohurrum.
Moieties (pl. ) of Moiety
Moistful (a.) Full of moisture.
Moisture (n.) A moderate degree of wetness.
Moisture (n.) That which moistens or makes damp or wet; exuding fluid; liquid in small quantity.
Mokadour (n.) A handkerchief.
Molasses (n.) The thick, brown or dark colored, viscid, uncrystallizable sirup which drains from sugar, in the process of manufacture; any thick, viscid, sweet sirup made from vegetable juice or sap, as of the sorghum or maple. See Treacle.
Moulding () of Mould
Moldable (a.) Alt. of Mouldable
Moldered (imp. & p. p.) of Moulder
Mouldery (a.) Covered or filled with mold; consisting of, or resembling, mold.
Moulding (n.) The act or process of shaping in or on a mold, or of making molds; the art or occupation of a molder.
Moulding (n.) Anything cast in a mold, or which appears to be so, as grooved or ornamental bars of wood or metal.
Moulding (n.) A plane, or curved, narrow surface, either sunk or projecting, used for decoration by means of the lights and shades upon its surface. Moldings vary greatly in pattern, and are generally used in groups, the different members of each group projecting or retreating, one beyond another. See Cable, n., 3, and Crenelated molding, under Crenelate, v. t.
Moulding (p.a.) Used in making a mold or moldings; used in shaping anything according to a pattern.
Moldwarp (n.) Alt. of Mouldwarp
Molecast (n.) A little elevation of earth made by a mole; a molehill.
Molecule (n.) One of the very small invisible particles of which all matter is supposed to consist.
Molecule (n.) The smallest part of any substance which possesses the characteristic properties and qualities of that substance, and which can exist alone in a free state.
Molecule (n.) A group of atoms so united and combined by chemical affinity that they form a complete, integrated whole, being the smallest portion of any particular compound that can exist in a free state; as, a molecule of water consists of two atoms of hydrogen and one of oxygen. Cf. Atom.
Molehill (n.) A little hillock of earth thrown up by moles working under ground; hence, a very small hill, or an insignificant obstacle or difficulty.
Moleskin (n.) Any fabric having a thick soft shag, like the fur of a mole; esp., a kind of strong twilled fustian.
Molested (imp. & p. p.) of Molest
Molester (n.) One who molests.
Molestie (n.) Alt. of Molesty
Molewarp (n.) See Moldwarp.
Molinism (n.) The doctrines of the Molinists, somewhat resembling the tenets of the Arminians.
Molinist (n.) A follower of the opinions of Molina, a Spanish Jesuit (in respect to grace); an opposer of the Jansenists.
Mollient (a.) Serving to soften; assuaging; emollient.
Mollusca (n. pl.) One of the grand divisions of the animal kingdom, including the classes Cephalopoda, Gastropoda, PteropodaScaphopoda, and Lamellibranchiata, or Conchifera. These animals have an unsegmented bilateral body, with most of the organs and parts paired, but not repeated longitudinally. Most of them develop a mantle, which incloses either a branchial or a pulmonary cavity. They are generally more or less covered and protected by a calcareous shell, which may be univalve, bivalve, or
Molosses (n.) Molasses.
Molossus (n.) A foot of three long syllables.
Moulting () of Moult
Moltable (a.) Capable of assuming a molten state; meltable; fusible.
Molybdic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, molybdenum; specif., designating those compounds in which the element has a higher valence, as contrasted with molybdous compounds; as, molybdic oxide.
Momental (a.) Lasting but a moment; brief.
Momental (a.) Important; momentous.
Momental (a.) Of or pertaining to moment or momentum.
Momently (adv.) For a moment.
Momently (adv.) In a moment; every moment; momentarily.
Momentum (n.) The quantity of motion in a moving body, being always proportioned to the quantity of matter multiplied into the velocity; impetus.
Momentum (n.) Essential element, or constituent element.
Monachal (a.) Of or pertaining to monks or a monastic life; monastic.
Monamide (n.) An amido compound with only one amido group.
Monamine (n.) A basic compound containing one amido group; as, methyl amine is a monamine.
Monander (n.) One of the Monandria.
Monandry (n.) The possession by a woman of only one husband at the same time; -- contrasted with polyandry.
Monarcho (n.) The nickname of a crackbrained Italian who fancied himself an emperor.
Monarchy (n.) A state or government in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of a monarch.
Monarchy (n.) A system of government in which the chief ruler is a monarch.
Monarchy (n.) The territory ruled over by a monarch; a kingdom.
Monastic (n.) A monk.
Monastic (a.) Alt. of Monastical
Monaxial (a.) Having only one axis; developing along a single
Monazite (n.) A mineral occurring usually in small isolated crystals, -- a phosphate of the cerium metals.
Monecian (a.) Alt. of Monecious
Monerons (pl. ) of Moneron
Monerula (n.) A germ in that stage of development in which its form is simply that of a non-nucleated mass of protoplasm. It precedes the one-celled germ. So called from its likeness to a moner.
Monetary (a.) Of or pertaining to money, or consisting of money; pecuniary.
Monetize (v. t.) To convert into money; to adopt as current money; as, to monetize silver.
Moneyage (n.) A tax paid to the first two Norman kings of England to prevent them from debashing the coin.
Moneyage (n.) Mintage; coinage.
Mongcorn (n.) See Mangcorn.
Mongolic (a.) See Mongolian.
Mongoose (n.) Alt. of Mongoos
Monifier (n.) A fossil fish.
Moniment (n.) Something to preserve memory; a reminder; a monument; hence, a mark; an image; a superscription; a record.
Monisher (n.) One who monishes; an admonisher.
Monistic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or involving, monism.
Monition (n.) Instruction or advice given by way of caution; an admonition; a warning; a caution.
Monition (n.) Information; indication; notice; advice.
Monition (n.) A process in the nature of a summons to appear and answer.
Monition (n.) An order monishing a party complained against to obey under pain of the law.
Monitive (a.) Conveying admonition; admonitory.
Monitory (a.) Giving admonition; instructing by way of caution; warning.
Monitory (n.) Admonition; warning; especially, a monition proceeding from an ecclesiastical court, but not addressed to any one person.
Monitrix (n.) A female monitor.
Monkfish (n.) The angel fish (Squatina).
Monkfish (n.) The angler (Lophius).
Monkhood (n.) The character or condition of a monk.
Monkhood (n.) Monks, regarded collectively.
Monocarp (n.) A monocarpic plant.
Monocrat (n.) One who governs alone.
Monocule (n.) A small crustacean with one median eye.
Monodist (n.) A writer of a monody.
Monodies (pl. ) of Monody
Monoecia (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of plants, whose stamens and pistils are in distinct flowers in the same plant.
Monogamy (n.) Single marriage; marriage with but one person, husband or wife, at the same time; -- opposed to polygamy. Also, one marriage only during life; -- opposed to deuterogamy.
Monogamy (n.) State of being paired with a single mate.
Monogeny (n.) Monogenesis.
Monogeny (n.) The doctrine that the members of the human race have all a common origin.
Monogram (n.) A character or cipher composed of two or more letters interwoven or combined so as to represent a name, or a part of it (usually the initials). Monograms are often used on seals, ornamental pins, rings, buttons, and by painters, engravers, etc., to distinguish their works.
Monogram (n.) A picture in
Monogram (n.) An arbitrary sign for a word.
Monogyny (n.) Marriage with the one woman only.
Monogyny (n.) The state or condition of being monogynous.
Monolith (n.) A single stone, especially one of large size, shaped into a pillar, statue, or monument.
Monology (n.) The habit of soliloquizing, or of monopolizing conversation.
Monomane (n.) A monomaniac.
Monomial (n.) A single algebraic expression; that is, an expression unconnected with any other by the sign of addition, substraction, equality, or inequality.
Monomial (a.) Consisting of but a single term or expression.
Monopode (n.) One of a fabulous tribe or race of Ethiopians having but one leg and foot.
Monopode (n.) A monopodium.
Monopody (n.) A measure of but a single foot.
Monopoly (n.) The exclusive power, or privilege of selling a commodity; the exclusive power, right, or privilege of dealing in some article, or of trading in some market; sole command of the traffic in anything, however obtained; as, the proprietor of a patented article is given a monopoly of its sale for a limited time; chartered trading companies have sometimes had a monopoly of trade with remote regions; a combination of traders may get a monopoly of a particular product.
Monopoly (n.) Exclusive possession; as, a monopoly of land.
Monopoly (n.) The commodity or other material thing to which the monopoly relates; as, tobacco is a monopoly in France.
Monotone (n.) A single unvaried tone or sound.
Monotone (n.) The utterance of successive syllables, words, or sentences, on one unvaried key or
Monotony (n.) A frequent recurrence of the same tone or sound, producing a dull uniformity; absence of variety, as in speaking or singing.
Monotony (n.) Any irksome sameness, or want of variety.
Monotype (a.) Alt. of Monotypic
Monoxide (n.) An oxide containing one atom of oxygen in each molecule; as, barium monoxide.
Monsieur (n.) The common title of civility in France in speaking to, or of, a man; Mr. or Sir.
Monsieur (n.) The oldest brother of the king of France.
Monsieur (n.) A Frenchman.
Montanic (n.) Of or pertaining to mountains; consisting of mountains.
Monteith (n.) See Monteth.
Monteith (n.) A vessel in which glasses are washed; -- so called from the name of the inventor.
Monticle (n.) A little mount; a hillock; a small elevation or prominence.
Montross (n.) See Matross.
Monument (n.) Something which stands, or remains, to keep in remembrance what is past; a memorial.
Monument (n.) A building, pillar, stone, or the like, erected to preserve the remembrance of a person, event, action, etc.; as, the Washington monument; the Bunker Hill monument. Also, a tomb, with memorial inscriptions.
Monument (n.) A stone or other permanent object, serving to indicate a limit or to mark a boundary.
Monument (n.) A saying, deed, or example, worthy of record.
Monureid (n.) Any one of a series of complex nitrogenous substances regarded as derived from one molecule of urea; as, alloxan is a monureid.
Moonbeam (n.) A ray of light from the moon.
Mooncalf (n.) A monster; a false conception; a mass of fleshy matter, generated in the uterus.
Mooncalf (n.) A dolt; a stupid fellow.
Moon-eye (n.) A eye affected by the moon; also, a disease in the eye of a horse.
Moon-eye (n.) Any species of American fresh-water fishes of the genus Hyodon, esp. H. tergisus of the Great Lakes and adjacent waters.
Moon-eye (n.) The cisco.
Moonfish (n.) An American marine fish (Vomer setipennis); -- called also bluntnosed shiner, horsefish, and sunfish.
Moonfish (n.) A broad, thin, silvery marine fish (Selene vomer); -- called also lookdown, and silver moonfish.
Moonfish (n.) The mola. See Sunfish, 1.
Moonless (a.) Being without a moon or moonlight.
Moonling (n.) A simpleton; a lunatic.
Moonrise (n.) The rising of the moon above the horizon; also, the time of its rising.
Moonsail (n.) A sail sometimes carried in light winds, above a skysail.
Moonseed (n.) A climbing plant of the genus Menispermum; -- so called from the crescentlike form of the seeds.
Moonshee (n.) A Mohammedan professor or teacher of language.
Moonwort (n.) The herb lunary or honesty. See Honesty.
Moonwort (n.) Any fern of the genus Botrychium, esp. B. Lunaria; -- so named from the crescent-shaped segments of its frond.
Moorball (n.) A fresh-water alga (Cladophora Aegagropila) which forms a globular mass.
Moorband (n.) See Moorpan.
Moorland (n.) Land consisting of a moor or moors.
Mootable (a.) Capable of being mooted.
Mopboard (n.) A narrow board nailed against the wall of a room next to the floor; skirting board; baseboard. See Baseboard.
Mopsical (a.) Shortsighted; mope-eyed.
Mopstick (n.) The long handle of a mop.
Moquette (n.) A kind of carpet having a short velvety pile.
Morainic (a.) Of or pertaining to a moranie.
Moralism (n.) A maxim or saying embodying a moral truth.
Moralist (n.) One who moralizes; one who teaches or animadverts upon the duties of life; a writer of essays intended to correct vice and inculcate moral duties.
Moralist (n.) One who practices moral duties; a person who lives in conformity with moral rules; one of correct deportment and dealings with his fellow-creatures; -- sometimes used in contradistinction to one whose life is controlled by religious motives.
Morality (n.) The relation of conformity or nonconformity to the moral standard or rule; quality of an intention, a character, an action, a principle, or a sentiment, when tried by the standard of right.
Morality (n.) The quality of an action which renders it good; the conformity of an act to the accepted standard of right.
Morality (n.) The doctrines or rules of moral duties, or the duties of men in their social character; ethics.
Morality (n.) The practice of the moral duties; rectitude of life; conformity to the standard of right; virtue; as, we often admire the politeness of men whose morality we question.
Morality (n.) A kind of allegorical play, so termed because it consisted of discourses in praise of morality between actors representing such characters as Charity, Faith, Death, Vice, etc. Such plays were occasionally exhibited as late as the reign of Henry VIII.
Morality (n.) Intent; meaning; moral.
Moralize (v. t.) To apply to a moral purpose; to explain in a moral sense; to draw a moral from.
Moralize (v. t.) To furnish with moral lessons, teachings, or examples; to lend a moral to.
Moralize (v. t.) To render moral; to correct the morals of.
Moralize (v. t.) To give a moral quality to; to affect the moral quality of, either for better or worse.
Moralize (v. i.) To make moral reflections; to regard acts and events as involving a moral.
Moration (n.) A delaying tarrying; delay.
Moravian (a.) Of or pertaining to Moravia, or to the United Brethren. See Moravian, n.
Moravian (n.) One of a religious sect called the United Brethren (an offshoot of the Hussites in Bohemia), which formed a separate church of Moravia, a northern district of Austria, about the middle of the 15th century. After being nearly extirpated by persecution, the society, under the name of The Renewed Church of the United Brethren, was reestablished in 1722-35 on the estates of Count Zinzendorf in Saxony. Called also Herrnhuter.
Morbidly (adv.) In a morbid manner.
Morbific (a.) Alt. of Morbifical
Mordente (n.) An embellishment resembling a trill.
Moreland (n.) Moorland.
Moreness (n.) Greatness.
Moreover (adv.) Beyond what has been said; further; besides; in addition; furthermore; also; likewise.
Morepork (n.) The Australian crested goatsucker (Aegotheles Novae-Hollandiae). Also applied to other allied birds, as Podargus Cuveiri.
Moresque (a.) Of or pertaining to, or in the manner or style of, the Moors; Moorish.
Moresque (n.) The Moresque style of architecture or decoration. See Moorish architecture, under Moorish.
Moribund (a.) In a dying state; dying; at the point of death.
Moribund (n.) A dying person.
Morindin (n.) A yellow dyestuff extracted from the root bark of an East Indian plant (Morinda citrifolia).
Moringic (a.) Designating an organic acid obtained from oil of ben. See Moringa.
Mornward (adv.) Towards the morn.
Moroccan (a.) Of or pertaining to Morocco, or its inhabitants.
Morology (n.) Foolish talk; nonsense; folly.
Morosely (adv.) Sourly; with sullen austerity.
Morosity (n.) Moroseness.
Moroshop (n.) A philosophical or learned fool.
Morosous (a.) Morose.
Moroxite (n.) A variety of apatite of a greenish blue color.
Morphean (a.) Of or relating to Morpheus, to dreams, or to sleep.
Morpheus (n.) The god of dreams.
Morphine (n.) A bitter white crystal
Morricer (n.) A morris dancer.
Morrimal (n. & a.) See Mormal.
Mortally (adv.) In a mortal manner; so as to cause death; as, mortally wounded.
Mortally (adv.) In the manner of a mortal or of mortal beings.
Mortally (adv.) In an extreme degree; to the point of dying or causing death; desperately; as, mortally jealous.
Mortgage (n.) A conveyance of property, upon condition, as security for the payment of a debt or the preformance of a duty, and to become void upon payment or performance according to the stipulated terms; also, the written instrument by which the conveyance is made.
Mortgage (n.) State of being pledged; as, lands given in mortgage.
Mortgage (v. t.) To grant or convey, as property, for the security of a debt, or other engagement, upon a condition that if the debt or engagement shall be discharged according to the contract, the conveyance shall be void, otherwise to become absolute, subject, however, to the right of redemption.
Mortgage (v. t.) Hence: To pledge, either literally or figuratively; to make subject to a claim or obligation.
Mortised (imp. & p. p.) of Mortise
Mortling (n.) An animal, as a sheep, dead of disease or privation; a mortling.
Mortling (n.) Wool plucked from a dead sheep; morling.
Mortmain (n.) Possession of lands or tenements in, or conveyance to, dead hands, or hands that cannot alienate.
Mortress (n.) Alt. of Mortrew
Mortuary (a.) A sort of ecclesiastical heriot, a customary gift claimed by, and due to, the minister of a parish on the death of a parishioner. It seems to have been originally a voluntary bequest or donation, intended to make amends for any failure in the payment of tithes of which the deceased had been guilty.
Mortuary (a.) A burial place; a place for the dead.
Mortuary (a.) A place for the reception of the dead before burial; a deadhouse; a morgue.
Mortuary (a.) Of or pertaining to the dead; as, mortuary monuments.
Mosaical (a.) Mosaic (in either sense).
Mosasaur (n.) Alt. of Mosasaurian
Moschine (a.) Of or pertaining to Moschus, a genus including the musk deer.
Moslings (n. pl.) Thin shreds of leather shaved off in dressing skins.
Mosquito (n.) Any one of various species of gnats of the genus Culex and allied genera. The females have a proboscis containing, within the sheathlike labium, six fine, sharp, needlelike organs with which they puncture the skin of man and animals to suck the blood. These bites, when numerous, cause, in many persons, considerable irritation and swelling, with some pain. The larvae and pupae, called wigglers, are aquatic.
Mossback (n.) A veteran partisan; one who is so conservative in opinion that he may be likened to a stone or old tree covered with moss.
Mostwhat (adv.) For the most part.
Motation (n.) The act of moving; motion.
Moth-eat (v. t.) To eat or prey upon, as a moth eats a garment.
Mothered (imp. & p. p.) of Mother
Mothered (a.) Thick, like mother; viscid.
Motherly (a.) Of or pertaining to a mother; like, or suitable for, a mother; tender; maternal; as, motherly authority, love, or care.
Motherly (adv.) In a manner of a mother.
Motility (n.) Capability of motion; contractility.
Motioned (imp. & p. p.) of Motion
Motioner (n.) One who makes a motion; a mover.
Motivity (n.) The power of moving or producing motion.
Motivity (n.) The quality of being influenced by motives.
Motorial (n.) Causing or setting up motion; pertaining to organs of motion; -- applied especially in physiology to those nerves or nerve fibers which only convey impressions from a nerve center to muscles, thereby causing motion.
Motorman (n.) A man who controls a motor.
Mottling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mottle
Mouchoir (n.) A handkerchief.
Mouazzin (n.) See Muezzin.
Mounding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mound
Mounting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mount
Mountain (n.) A large mass of earth and rock, rising above the common level of the earth or adjacent land; earth and rock forming an isolated peak or a ridge; an eminence higher than a hill; a mount.
Mountain (n.) A range, chain, or group of such elevations; as, the White Mountains.
Mountain (n.) A mountainlike mass; something of great bulk.
Mountain (a.) Of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains; among mountains; as, a mountain torrent; mountain pines; mountain goats; mountain air; mountain howitzer.
Mountain (a.) Like a mountain; mountainous; vast; very great.
Mountant (a.) Raised; high.
Mounting (n.) The act of one that mounts.
Mounting (n.) That by which anything is prepared for use, or set off to advantage; equipment; embellishment; setting; as, the mounting of a sword or diamond.
Mountlet (n.) A small or low mountain.
Mourning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mourn
Mournful (a.) Full of sorrow; expressing, or intended to express, sorrow; mourning; grieving; sad; also, causing sorrow; saddening; grievous; as, a mournful person; mournful looks, tones, loss.
Mourning (n.) The act of sorrowing or expressing grief; lamentation; sorrow.
Mourning (n.) Garb, drapery, or emblems indicative of grief, esp. clothing or a badge of somber black.
Mourning (a.) Grieving; sorrowing; lamenting.
Mourning (a.) Employed to express sorrow or grief; worn or used as appropriate to the condition of one bereaved or sorrowing; as, mourning garments; a mourning ring; a mourning pin, and the like.
Mousekin (n.) A little mouse.
Mouthing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mouth
Mouthful (n.) As much as is usually put into the mouth at one time.
Mouthful (n.) Hence, a small quantity.
Movables (pl. ) of Movable
Moveless (a.) Motionless; fixed.
Movement (n.) The act of moving; change of place or posture; transference, by any means, from one situation to another; natural or appropriate motion; progress; advancement; as, the movement of an army in marching or maneuvering; the movement of a wheel or a machine; the party of movement.
Movement (n.) Motion of the mind or feelings; emotion.
Movement (n.) Manner or style of moving; as, a slow, or quick, or sudden, movement.
Movement (n.) The rhythmical progression, pace, and tempo of a piece.
Movement (n.) One of the several strains or pieces, each complete in itself, with its own time and rhythm, which make up a larger work; as, the several movements of a suite or a symphony.
Movement (n.) A system of mechanism for transmitting motion of a definite character, or for transforming motion; as, the wheelwork of a watch.
Movingly (adv.) In a moving manner.
Mozzetta (n.) A cape, with a small hood; -- worn by the pope and other dignitaries of the Roman Catholic Church.
Noachian (a.) Of or pertaining to the patriarch Noah, or to his time.
Nobilify (v. t.) To make noble; to nobiliate.
Nobility (n.) The quality or state of being noble; superiority of mind or of character; commanding excellence; eminence.
Nobility (n.) The state of being of high rank or noble birth; patrician dignity; antiquity of family; distinction by rank, station, or title, whether inherited or conferred.
Nobility (n.) Those who are noble; the collictive body of nobles or titled persons in a stste; the aristocratic and patrician class; the peerage; as, the English nobility.
Noblemen (pl. ) of Nobleman
Nobleman (n.) One of the nobility; a noble; a peer; one who enjoys rank above a commoner, either by virtue of birth, by office, or by patent.
Noblesse (n.) Dignity; greatness; noble birth or condition.
Noblesse (n.) The nobility; persons of noble rank collectively, including males and females.
Nobodies (pl. ) of Nobody
Nocently (adv.) Hurtfully; injuriosly.
Noctuary (n.) A record of what passes in the night; a nightly journal; -- distinguished from diary.
Nocturne (n.) A night piece, or serenade. The name is now used for a certain graceful and expressive form of instrumental composition, as the nocturne for orchestra in Mendelsohn's "Midsummer-Night's Dream" music.
Nocument (n.) Harm; injury; detriment.
Nodation (n.) Act of making a knot, or state of being knotted.
Nodosity (n.) The quality of being knotty or nodose; resemblance to a node or swelling; knottiness.
Nodosity (n.) A knot; a node.
Nodosous (a.) Alt. of Nodous
Nodulose (a.) Alt. of Nodulous
Nodulous (a.) Having small nodes or knots; diminutively nodose.
Noematic (a.) Alt. of Noematical
Noetical (a.) Of or pertaining to the intellect; intellectual.
Noiseful (a.) Loud; clamorous.
Noisette (n.) A hybrid rose produced in 1817, by a French gardener, Noisette, of Charleston, South Carolina, from the China rose and the musk rose. It has given rise to many fine varieties, as the Lamarque, the Marechal (or Marshal) Niel, and the Cloth of gold. Most roses of this class have clustered flowers and are of vigorous growth.
Nolition (n.) Adverse action of will; unwillingness; -- opposed to volition.
Nolleity (n.) The state of being unwilling; nolition.
-prossed (imp. & p. p.) of Nol-pros
Nol-pros (v. t.) To discontinue by entering a nolle prosequi; to dec
Nomadian (n.) A nomad.
Nomadism (n.) The state of being a nomad.
Nomadize (v. i.) To lead the life of a nomad; to wander with flocks and herds for the sake of finding pasturage.
Nomarchy (n.) A province or territorial division of a kingdom, under the rule of a nomarch, as in modern Greece; a nome.
Nominate (v. t.) To mention by name; to name.
Nominate (v. t.) To call; to entitle; to denominate.
Nominate (v. t.) To set down in express terms; to state.
Nominate (v. t.) To name, or designate by name, for an office or place; to appoint; esp., to name as a candidate for an election, choice, or appointment; to propose by name, or offer the name of, as a candidate for an office or place.
Nomology (n.) The science of law; legislation.
Nomology (n.) The science of the laws of the mind; rational psychology.
Nonadult (a.) Not adult; immature.
Nonclaim (n.) A failure to make claim within the time limited by law; omission of claim.
Nonelect (n. sing. & pl.) A person or persons not elected, or chosen, to salvation.
Nonesuch (n.) A person or thing of a sort that there is no other such; something extraordinary; a thing that has not its equal. It is given as a name to various objects, as to a choice variety of apple, a species of medic (Medicago lupulina), a variety of pottery clay, etc.
Nonjuror (n.) One of those adherents of James II. who refused to take the oath of allegiance to William and Mary, or to their successors, after the revolution of 1688; a Jacobite.
Nonmetal (n.) Any one of the set of elements which, as contrasted with the metals, possess, produce, or receive, acid rather than basic properties; a metalloid; as, oxygen, sulphur, and chlorine are nonmetals.
Nonplane (a.) Not lying in one plane; -- said of certain curves.
Non-pros (v. t.) To dec
Nonsense (n.) That which is not sense, or has no sense; words, or language, which have no meaning, or which convey no intelligible ideas; absurdity.
Nonsense (n.) Trifles; things of no importance.
Nontoxic (a.) Not toxic.
Nonvocal (a.) Not vocal; destitute of tone.
Nonvocal (n.) A nonvocal consonant.
Nonylene (n.) Any one of a series of metameric, unsaturated hydrocarbons C9H18 of the ethylene series.
Noonshun (n.) See Nunchion.
Noontide (n.) The time of noon; midday.
Norimons (pl. ) of Norimon
Normalcy (n.) The quality, state, or fact of being normal; as, the point of normalcy.
Normally (adv.) In a normal manner.
Norsemen (pl. ) of Norseman
Norseman (n.) One of the ancient Scandinavians; a Northman.
Nortelry (n.) Nurture; education; culture; bringing up.
Northern (a.) Of or pertaining to the north; being in the north, or nearer to that point than to the east or west.
Northern (a.) In a direction toward the north; as, to steer a northern course; coming from the north; as, a northern wind.
Northing (n.) Distance northward from any point of departure or of reckoning, measured on a meridian; -- opposed to southing.
Northing (n.) The distance of any heavenly body from the equator northward; north declination.
Northmen (pl. ) of Northman
Northman (n.) One of the inhabitants of the north of Europe; esp., one of the ancient Scandinavians; a Norseman.
Norweyan (a.) Norwegian.
Noseband (n.) That part of the headstall of a bridle which passes over a horse's nose.
Noseless (a.) Destitute of a nose.
Nosology (n.) A systematic arrangement, or classification, of diseases.
Nosology (n.) That branch of medical science which treats of diseases, or of the classification of diseases.
Nostalgy (n.) Same as Nostalgia.
Nostrums (pl. ) of Nostrum
Notandum (n.) A thing to be noted or observed; a notable fact; -- chiefly used in the plural.
Notarial (a.) Of or pertaining to a notary; done or taken by a notary; as, a notarial seal; notarial evidence or attestation.
Notaries (pl. ) of Notary
Notation (n.) The act or practice of recording anything by marks, figures, or characters.
Notation (n.) Any particular system of characters, symbols, or abbreviated expressions used in art or science, to express briefly technical facts, quantities, etc. Esp., the system of figures, letters, and signs used in arithmetic and algebra to express number, quantity, or operations.
Notation (n.) Literal or etymological signification.
Notching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Notch
Notching (n.) The act of making notches; the act of cutting into small hollows.
Notching (n.) The small hollow, or hollows, cut; a notch or notches.
Notching (n.) A method of joining timbers, scantling, etc., by notching them, as at the ends, and overlapping or interlocking the notched portions.
Notching (n.) A method of excavating, as in a bank, by a series of cuttings side by side. See also Gulleting.
Notebook (n.) A book in which notes or memorandums are written.
Notebook (n.) A book in which notes of hand are registered.
Noteless (a.) Not attracting notice; not conspicuous.
Noticing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Notice
Notified (imp. & p. p.) of Notify
Notional (a.) Consisting of, or conveying, notions or ideas; expressing abstract conceptions.
Notional (a.) Existing in idea only; visionary; whimsical.
Notional (a.) Given to foolish or visionary expectations; whimsical; fanciful; as, a notional man.
Notornis (n.) A genus of birds allied to the gallinules, but having rudimentary wings and incapable of flight. Notornis Mantelli was first known as a fossil bird of New Zealand, but subsequently a few individuals were found living on the southern island. It is supposed to be now nearly or quite extinct.
Notturno (n.) Same as Nocturne.
Notwheat (n.) Wheat not bearded.
Noumenal (a.) Of or pertaining to the noumenon; real; -- opposed to phenomenal.
Noumenon (n.) The of itself unknown and unknowable rational object, or thing in itself, which is distinguished from the phenomenon through which it is apprehended by the senses, and by which it is interpreted and understood; -- so used in the philosophy of Kant and his followers.
Novatian (n.) One of the sect of Novatius, or Novatianus, who held that the lapsed might not be received again into communion with the church, and that second marriages are unlawful.
Novation (n.) Innovation.
Novation (n.) A substitution of a new debt for an old one; also, the remodeling of an old obligation.
Novelism (n.) Innovation.
Novelist (n.) An innovator; an asserter of novelty.
Novelist (n.) A writer of news.
Novelist (n.) A writer of a novel or novels.
Novelize (v. i.) To innovate.
Novelize (v. t.) To innovate.
Novelize (v. t.) To put into the form of novels; to represent by fiction.
November (n.) The eleventh month of the year, containing thirty days.
Novenary (a.) Of or pertaining to the number nine.
Novenary (n.) The number of nine units; nine, collectively.
Novercal (a.) Done or recurring every ninth year.
Novercal (a.) Of or pertaining to a stepmother; suitable to, or in the manner of, a stepmother.
Nowadays (adv.) In these days; at the present time.
Oogonium (n.) A special cell in certain cryptogamous plants containing oospheres, as in the rockweeds (Fucus), and the orders Vaucherieae and Peronosporeae.
Oologist (n.) One versed in oology.
Oophoric (a.) Having the nature of, or belonging to, an oophore.
Oophytic (a.) Of or pertaining to an oophyte.
Oosporic (a.) Of or pertaining to an oospore.
Oothecae (pl. ) of Ootheca
Ootocoid (n.) A half oviparous, or an oviparous, mammal; a marsupial or monotreme.
Poaching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Poach
Poachard (n.) A common European duck (Aythya ferina); -- called also goldhead, poker, and fresh-water, / red-headed, widgeon.
Poachard (n.) The American redhead, which is closely allied to the European poachard.
Pocketed (imp. & p. p.) of Pocket
Pockmark (n.) A mark or pit made by smallpox.
Pockwood (n.) Lignum-vitae.
Poculent (a.) Fit for drink.
Podagric (a.) Alt. of Podagrical
Podalgia (n.) pain in the foot, due to gout, rheumatism, etc.
Podetium (n.) A stalk which bears the fructification in some lichens, as in the so-called reindeer moss.
Podiceps (n.) See Grebe.
Podocarp (n.) A stem, or footstalk, supporting the fruit.
Poematic (a.) Pertaining to a poem, or to poetry; poetical.
Poephaga (n. pl.) A group of herbivorous marsupials including the kangaroos and their allies.
Poetical (a.) Of or pertaining to poetry; suitable for poetry, or for writing poetry; as, poetic talent, theme, work, sentiments.
Poetical (a.) Expressed in metrical form; exhibiting the imaginative or the rhythmical quality of poetry; as, a poetical composition; poetical prose.
Poetized (imp. & p. p.) of Poetize
Poetship (n.) The state or personality of a poet.
Poignant (a.) Pricking; piercing; sharp; pungent.
Poignant (a.) Fig.: Pointed; keen; satirical.
Pointing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Point
Pointing (n.) The act of sharpening.
Pointing (n.) The act of designating, as a position or direction, by means of something pointed, as a finger or a rod.
Pointing (n.) The act or art of punctuating; punctuation.
Pointing (n.) The act of filling and finishing the joints in masonry with mortar, cement, etc.; also, the material so used.
Pointing (n.) The rubbing off of the point of the wheat grain in the first process of high milling.
Pointing (n.) The act or process of measuring, at the various distances from the surface of a block of marble, the surface of a future piece of statuary; also, a process used in cutting the statue from the artist's model.
Pointrel (n.) A graving tool.
Poisoned (imp. & p. p.) of Poison
Poisoner (n.) One who poisons.
Pokerish (a.) Infested by pokers; adapted to excite fear; as, a pokerish place.
Pokerish (a.) Stiff like a poker.
Pokeweed (n.) See Poke, the plant.
Polander (n.) A native or inhabitant of Poland; a Pole.
Polarchy (n.) See Polyarchy.
Polarily (adv.) In a polary manner; with polarity.
Polarity (n.) That quality or condition of a body in virtue of which it exhibits opposite, or contrasted, properties or powers, in opposite, or contrasted, parts or directions; or a condition giving rise to a contrast of properties corresponding to a contrast of positions, as, for example, attraction and repulsion in the opposite parts of a magnet, the dissimilar phenomena corresponding to the different sides of a polarized ray of light, etc.
Polarity (n.) A property of the conic sections by virtue of which a given point determines a corresponding right
Polarize (v. t.) To communicate polarity to.
Poledavy (n.) A sort of coarse canvas; poldway.
Poleless (a.) Without a pole; as, a poleless chariot.
Polemics (n.) The art or practice of disputation or controversy, especially on religious subjects; that branch of theological science which pertains to the history or conduct of ecclesiastical controversy.
Polemist (n.) A polemic.
Polestar (n.) Polaris, or the north star. See North star, under North.
Polestar (n.) A guide or director.
Policate (a.) Same as Pollicate.
Policing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Police
Policial (a.) Relating to the police.
Policied (a.) Policed.
Policies (pl. ) of Policy
Policied (imp. & p. p.) of Policy
Polished (imp. & p. p.) of Polish
Polished (a.) Made smooth and glossy, as by friction; hence, highly finished; refined; polite; as, polished plate; polished manners; polished verse.
Polisher (n.) One who, or that which, polishes; also, that which is used in polishing.
Politely (adv.) In a polished manner; so as to be smooth or glossy.
Politely (adv.) In a polite manner; with politeness.
Politics (n.) The science of government; that part of ethics which has to do with the regulation and government of a nation or state, the preservation of its safety, peace, and prosperity, the defense of its existence and rights against foreign control or conquest, the augmentation of its strength and resources, and the protection of its citizens in their rights, with the preservation and improvement of their morals.
Politics (n.) The management of a political party; the conduct and contests of parties with reference to political measures or the administration of public affairs; the advancement of candidates to office; in a bad sense, artful or dishonest management to secure the success of political candidates or parties; political trickery.
Politize (v. i.) To play the politician; to dispute as politicians do.
Politure (v.) Polish; gloss. [Obs.] Donne.
Polities (pl. ) of Polity
Pollened (a.) Covered with pollen.
Pollenin (n.) A substance found in the pollen of certain plants.
Pollices (pl. ) of Pollex
Pollinia (pl. ) of Pollinium
Polliwig (n.) Alt. of Polliwog
Polliwog (n.) A tadpole; -- called also purwiggy and porwigle.
Polluted (imp. & p. p.) of Pollute
Polluted (a.) Defiled; made unclean or impure; debauched.
Polluter (n.) One who pollutes.
Pollywog (n.) A polliwig.
Polonese (a. & n.) See Polonaise.
Poltroon (n.) An arrant coward; a dastard; a craven; a mean-spirited wretch.
Poltroon (a.) Base; vile; contemptible; cowardly.
Polyacid (a.) Capable of neutralizing, or of combining with, several molecules of a monobasic acid; having more than one hydrogen atom capable of being replaced by acid radicals; -- said of certain bases; as, calcium hydrate and glycerin are polyacid bases.
Polyacra (pl. ) of Polyacron
Polyfoil (n.) Same as Multifoil.
Polygala (n.) A genus of bitter herbs or shrubs having eight stamens and a two-celled ovary (as the Seneca snakeroot, the flowering wintergreen, etc.); milkwort.
Polygamy (n.) The having of a plurality of wives or husbands at the same time; usually, the marriage of a man to more than one woman, or the practice of having several wives, at the same time; -- opposed to monogamy; as, the nations of the East practiced polygamy. See the Note under Bigamy, and cf. Polyandry.
Polygamy (n.) The state or habit of having more than one mate.
Polygamy (n.) The condition or state of a plant which bears both perfect and unisexual flowers.
Polygeny (n.) The theory that living organisms originate in cells or embryos of different kinds, instead of coming from a single cell; -- opposed to monogenesis.
Polyglot (a.) Containing, or made up, of, several languages; as, a polyglot lexicon, Bible.
Polyglot (a.) Versed in, or speaking, many languages.
Polyglot (n.) One who speaks several languages.
Polyglot (n.) A book containing several versions of the same text, or containing the same subject matter in several languages; esp., the Scriptures in several languages.
Polygony (n.) Any plant of the genus Polygonum.
Polygram (n.) A figure consisting of many
Polygyny (n.) The state or practice of having several wives at the same time; marriage to several wives.
Polylogy (n.) Talkativeness.
Polymnia (n.) See Polyhymnia.
Polyneme (n.) Any one of numerous species of tropical food fishes of the family Polynemidae. They have several slender filaments, often very long, below the pectoral fin. Some of them yield isinglass of good quality. Called also threadfish.
Polyonym (n.) An object which has a variety of names.
Polyonym (n.) A polynomial name or term.
Polypary (n.) Same as Polypidom.
Polypean (a.) Of or pertaining to a polyp, or polyps.
Polypide (n.) One of the ordinary zooids of the Bryozoa.
Polypier (n.) A polypidom.
Polypite (n.) One of the feeding zooids, or polyps, of a coral, hydroid, or siphonophore; a hydranth. See Illust. of Campanularian.
Polypite (n.) Sometimes, the manubrium of a hydroid medusa.
Polypite (n.) A fossil coral.
Polypode (n.) A plant of the genus Polypodium; polypody.
Polypode (n.) An animal having many feet; a myriapod.
Polypody (n.) Any plant of the genus Polypodium.
Polypoid (a.) Like a polyp; having the nature of a polyp, but lacking the tentacles or other parts.
Polypoid (a.) Resembling a polypus in appearance; having a character like that of a polypus.
Polypori (pl. ) of Polyporus
Polypous (a.) Of the nature of a polypus; having many feet or roots, like the polypus; affected with polypus.
Polytomy (n.) A division into many members.
Polytype (n.) A cast, or facsimile copy, of an engraved block, matter in type, etc. (see citation); as, a polytype in relief.
Polytype (a.) Of or pertaining to polytypes; obtained by polytyping; as, a polytype plate.
Polytype (v. t.) To produce a polytype of; as, to polytype an engraving.
Polyzoan (n.) Any species of Polyzoa; one of the Polyzoa.
Polyzoan (n.) A polyzoon.
Polyzoon (n.) One of the individual zooids forming the compound organism of a polyzoan.
Pomander (n.) A perfume to be carried with one, often in the form of a ball.
Pomander (n.) A box to contain such perfume, formerly carried by ladies, as at the end of a chain; -- more properly pomander box.
Pomarine (a.) Having the nostril covered with a scale.
Pommeled (imp. & p. p.) of Pommel
Pommette (a.) Having two balls or protuberances at each end; -- said of a cross.
Pomology (n.) The science of fruits; a treatise on fruits; the cultivation of fruits and fruit trees.
Pompatic (a.) Pompous.
Pomptine (a.) See Pontine.
Pomwater (n.) Same as Pomewater.
Pondered (imp. & p. p.) of Ponder
Ponderal (a.) Estimated or ascertained by weight; -- distinguished from numeral; as, a ponderal drachma.
Ponderer (n.) One who ponders.
Pondfish (n.) Any one of numerous species of American fresh-water fishes belonging to the family Centrarchidae; -- called also pond perch, and sunfish.
Pondweed (n.) Any aquatic plant of the genus Potamogeton, of which many species are found in ponds or slow-moving rivers.
Pontifex (n.) A high priest; a pontiff.
Pontific (a.) Relating to, or consisting of, pontiffs or priests.
Pontific (a.) Of or pertaining to the pope; papal.
Poorness (n.) The quality or state of being poor (in any of the senses of the adjective).
Popeling (n.) A petty or deputy pope.
Popeling (n.) An adherent of the pope.
Popelote (n.) A word variously explained as "a little puppet," "a little doll," or "a young butterfly." Cf. Popet.
Popinjay (n.) The green woodpecker.
Popinjay (n.) A parrot.
Popinjay (n.) A target in the form of a parrot.
Popinjay (n.) A trifling, chattering, fop or coxcomb.
Poplitic (a.) Popliteal.
Populace (n.) The common people; the vulgar; the multitude, -- comprehending all persons not distinguished by rank, office, education, or profession.
Populacy (n.) Populace.
Populate (a.) Populous.
Populate (v. t.) To furnish with inhabitants, either by natural increase or by immigration or colonization; to cause to be inhabited; to people.
Populate (v. i.) To propagate.
Populous (a.) Abounding in people; full of inhabitants; containing many inhabitants in proportion to the extent of the country.
Populous (a.) Popular; famous.
Populous (a.) Common; vulgar.
Populous (a.) Numerous; in large number.
Poraille (n.) Poor people; the poor.
Porifera (n. pl.) A grand division of the Invertebrata, including the sponges; -- called also Spongiae, Spongida, and Spongiozoa. The principal divisions are Calcispongiae, Keratosa or Fibrospongiae, and Silicea.
Poriform (a.) Resembling a pore, or small puncture.
Poriness (n.) Porosity.
Poristic (a.) Alt. of Poristical
Porkling (n.) A pig; a porket.
Porkwood (n.) The coarse-grained brownish yellow wood of a small tree (Pisonia obtusata) of Florida and the West Indies. Also called pigeon wood, beefwood, and corkwood.
Porosity (n.) The quality or state of being porous; -- opposed to density.
Porously (adv.) In a porous manner.
Porpesse (n.) A porpoise.
Porphyre (n.) Porphyry.
Porphyry (n.) A term used somewhat loosely to designate a rock consisting of a fine-grained base (usually feldspathic) through which crystals, as of feldspar or quartz, are disseminated. There are red, purple, and green varieties, which are highly esteemed as marbles.
Porpoise (n.) Any small cetacean of the genus Phocaena, especially P. communis, or P. phocaena, of Europe, and the closely allied American species (P. Americana). The color is dusky or blackish above, paler beneath. They are closely allied to the dolphins, but have a shorter snout. Called also harbor porpoise, herring hag, puffing pig, and snuffer.
Porpoise (n.) A true dolphin (Delphinus); -- often so called by sailors.
Porridge (n.) A food made by boiling some leguminous or farinaceous substance, or the meal of it, in water or in milk, making of broth or thin pudding; as, barley porridge, milk porridge, bean porridge, etc.
Portable (a.) Capable of being borne or carried; easily transported; conveyed without difficulty; as, a portable bed, desk, engine.
Portable (a.) Possible to be endured; supportable.
Portague (n.) A Portuguese gold coin formerly current, and variously estimated to be worth from three and one half to four and one half pounds sterling.
Portance (n.) See Port, carriage, demeanor.
Portegue (n.) See Portague.
Portesse (n.) See Porteass.
Portfire (n.) A case of strong paper filled with a composition of niter, sulphur, and mealed powder, -- used principally to ignite the priming in proving guns, and as an incendiary material in shells.
Porthole (n.) An embrasure in a ship's side. See 3d Port.
Porthook (n.) One of the iron hooks to which the port hinges are attached.
Porthors (n.) See Portass.
Porticos (pl. ) of Portico
Portiere (n.) A curtain hanging across a doorway.
Portigue (n.) See Portague.
Portlast (n.) The portoise. See Portoise.
Portmote (n.) In old English law, a court, or mote, held in a port town.
Portoise (n.) The gunwale of a ship.
Portpane (n.) A cloth for carrying bread, so as not to touch it with the hands.
Portrait (n.) The likeness of a person, painted, drawn, or engraved; commonly, a representation of the human face painted from real life.
Portrait (n.) Hence, any graphic or vivid de
Portrait (v. t.) To portray; to draw.
Portress (n.) A female porter.
Portsale (n.) Public or open sale; auction.
Portuary (n.) A breviary.
Porwigle (n.) See Polliwig.
Posingly (adv.) So as to pose or puzzle.
Positing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Posit
Position (n.) The state of being posited, or placed; the manner in which anything is placed; attitude; condition; as, a firm, an inc
Position (n.) The spot where a person or thing is placed or takes a place; site; place; station; situation; as, the position of man in creation; the fleet changed its position.
Position (n.) Hence: The ground which any one takes in an argument or controversy; the point of view from which any one proceeds to a discussion; also, a principle laid down as the basis of reasoning; a proposition; a thesis; as, to define one's position; to appear in a false position.
Position (n.) Relative place or standing; social or official rank; as, a person of position; hence, office; post; as, to lose one's position.
Position (n.) A method of solving a problem by one or two suppositions; -- called also the rule of trial and error.
Position (v. t.) To indicate the position of; to place.
Positive (a.) Having a real position, existence, or energy; existing in fact; real; actual; -- opposed to negative.
Positive (a.) Derived from an object by itself; not dependent on changing circumstances or relations; absolute; -- opposed to relative; as, the idea of beauty is not positive, but depends on the different tastes individuals.
Positive (a.) Definitely laid down; explicitly stated; clearly expressed; -- opposed to implied; as, a positive declaration or promise.
Positive (a.) Hence: Not admitting of any doubt, condition, qualification, or discretion; not dependent on circumstances or probabilities; not speculative; compelling assent or obedience; peremptory; indisputable; decisive; as, positive instructions; positive truth; positive proof.
Positive (a.) Prescribed by express enactment or institution; settled by arbitrary appointment; said of laws.
Positive (a.) Fully assured; confident; certain; sometimes, overconfident; dogmatic; overbearing; -- said of persons.
Positive (a.) Having the power of direct action or influence; as, a positive voice in legislation.
Positive (a.) Corresponding with the original in respect to the position of lights and shades, instead of having the lights and shades reversed; as, a positive picture.
Positive (a.) Electro-positive.
Positive (a.) Hence, basic; metallic; not acid; -- opposed to negative, and said of metals, bases, and basic radicals.
Positive (n.) That which is capable of being affirmed; reality.
Positive (n.) That which settles by absolute appointment.
Positive (n.) The positive degree or form.
Positive (n.) A picture in which the lights and shades correspond in position with those of the original, instead of being reversed, as in a negative.
Positive (n.) The positive plate of a voltaic or electrolytic cell.
Positure (n.) See Posture.
Posology (n.) The science or doctrine of doses; dosology.
Posseted (imp. & p. p.) of Posset
Possible (a.) Capable of existing or occurring, or of being conceived or thought of; able to happen; capable of being done; not contrary to the nature of things; -- sometimes used to express extreme improbability; barely able to be, or to come to pass; as, possibly he is honest, as it is possible that Judas meant no wrong.
Possibly (adv.) In a possible manner; by possible means; especially, by extreme, remote, or improbable intervention, change, or exercise of power; by a chance; perhaps; as, possibly he may recover.
Postable (a.) Capable of being carried by, or as by, post.
Postanal (a.) Situated behind, or posterior to, the anus.
Postcava (n.) The inferior vena cava.
Postdate (v. t.) To date after the real time; as, to postdate a contract, that is, to date it later than the time when it was in fact made.
Postdate (v. t.) To affix a date to after the event.
Postdate (a.) Made or done after the date assigned.
Postdate (n.) A date put to a bill of exchange or other paper, later than that when it was actually made.
Postfact (a.) Relating to a fact that occurs after another.
Postfact (n.) A fact that occurs after another.
Posthume (a.) Alt. of Posthumed
Postiled (imp. & p. p.) of Postil
Postiler (n.) One who writers marginal notes; one who illustrates the text of a book by notes in the margin.
Postlude (n.) A voluntary at the end of a service.
Postmark (n.) The mark, or stamp, of a post office on a letter, giving the place and date of mailing or of arrival.
Postmark (v. t.) To mark with a post-office stamp; as, to postmark a letter or parcel.
Postnate (a.) Subsequent.
Postoral (a.) Situated behind, or posterior to, the mouth.
Postpaid (a.) Having the postage prepaid, as a letter.
Postpone (v. t.) To defer to a future or later time; to put off; also, to cause to be deferred or put off; to delay; to adjourn; as, to postpone the consideration of a bill to the following day, or indefinitely.
Postpone (v. t.) To place after, behind, or below something, in respect to precedence, preference, value, or importance.
Postpose (v. t.) To postpone.
Postural (a.) Of or pertaining to posture.
Postured (imp. & p. p.) of Posture
Posturer (n.) One who postures.
Potamian (n.) A river tortoise; one of a group of tortoises (Potamites, or Trionychoidea) having a soft shell, webbed feet, and a sharp beak. See Trionyx.
Potashes (n. pl.) Potash.
Potation (n.) The act of drinking.
Potation (n.) A draught.
Potation (n.) Drink; beverage.
Potatoes (pl. ) of Potato
Potatory (a.) Of or pertaining to drinking.
Potecary (n.) An apothecary.
Potently (adv.) With great force or energy; powerfully; efficaciously.
Pothered (imp. & p. p.) of Pother
Pothouse (n.) An alehouse.
Potshard (n.) Alt. of Potshare
Potshare (n.) A potsherd.
Potsherd (n.) A piece or fragment of a broken pot.
Potstone (n.) A variety of steatite sometimes manufactured into culinary vessels.
Pot-sure (a.) Made confident by drink.
Pottered (imp. & p. p.) of Potter
Potulent (a.) Fit to drink; potable.
Potulent (a.) Nearly drunk; tipsy.
Pouching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pouch
Pouchong (n.) A superior kind of souchong tea.
Poulaine (n.) A long pointed shoe. See Cracowes.
Pouldron (n.) See Pauldron.
Poultice (n.) A soft composition, as of bread, bran, or a mucilaginous substance, to be applied to sores, inflamed parts of the body, etc.; a cataplasm.
Poultice (v. t.) To apply a poultice to; to dress with a poultice.
Poultive (n.) A poultice.
Pouncing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pounce
Pouncing (n.) The art or practice of transferring a design by means of pounce.
Pouncing (n.) Decorative perforation of cloth.
Pounding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pound
Poundage (n.) A sum deducted from a pound, or a certain sum paid for each pound; a commission.
Poundage (n.) A subsidy of twelve pence in the pound, formerly granted to the crown on all goods exported or imported, and if by aliens, more.
Poundage (n.) The sum allowed to a sheriff or other officer upon the amount realized by an execution; -- estimated in England, and formerly in the United States, at so much of the pound.
Poundage (v. t.) To collect, as poundage; to assess, or rate, by poundage.
Poundage (n.) Confinement of cattle, or other animals, in a public pound.
Poundage (n.) A charge paid for the release of impounded cattle.
Pounding (n.) The act of beating, bruising, or breaking up; a beating.
Pounding (n.) A pounded or pulverized substance.
Poupeton (n.) A puppet, or little baby.
Pourlieu (n.) See Purlieu.
Pourtray (v. t.) See Portray.
Powdered (imp. & p. p.) of Powder
Powdered (a.) Reduced to a powder; sprinkled with, or as with, powder.
Powdered (a.) Sprinkled with salt; salted; corned.
Powdered (a.) Same as Seme.
Powerful (a.) Full of power; capable of producing great effects of any kind; potent; mighty; efficacious; intense; as, a powerful man or beast; a powerful engine; a powerful argument; a powerful light; a powerful vessel.
Powerful (a.) Large; capacious; -- said of veins of ore.
Powldron (n.) Same as Pauldron.
Roadless (a.) Destitute of roads.
Roadside (n.) Land adjoining a road or highway; the part of a road or highway that borders the traveled part. Also used ajectively.
Roadster (n.) A clumsy vessel that works its way from one anchorage to another by means of the tides.
Roadster (n.) A horse that is accustomed to traveling on the high road, or is suitable for use on ordinary roads.
Roadster (n.) A bicycle or tricycle adapted for common roads rather than for the racing track.
Roadster (n.) One who drives much; a coach driver.
Roadster (n.) A hunter who keeps to the roads instead of following the hounds across country.
Roasting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Roast
Roasting () a. & n., from Roast, v.
Roborant (a.) Strengthening.
Roborant (n.) A strengthening medicine; a tonic.
Roborate (v. t.) To give strength or support to; to confirm.
Roborean (a.) Alt. of Roboreous
Robustly (adv.) In a robust manner.
Rochelle (n.) A seaport town in France.
Rockaway () Formerly, a light, low, four-wheeled carriage, with standing top, open at the sides, but having waterproof curtains which could be let down when occasion required; now, a somewhat similar, but heavier, carriage, inclosed, except in front, and having a door at each side.
Rockelay (n.) Alt. of Rocklay
Rockered (a.) Shaped like a rocker; curved; as, a rockered keel.
Rocketed (imp. & p. p.) of Rocket
Rocketer (n.) A bird, especially a pheasant, which, being flushed, rises straight in the air like a rocket.
Rockfish (n.) Any one of several California scorpaenoid food fishes of the genus Sebastichthys, as the red rockfish (S. ruber). They are among the most important of California market fishes. Called also rock cod, and garrupa.
Rockfish (n.) The striped bass. See Bass.
Rockfish (n.) Any one of several species of Florida and Bermuda groupers of the genus Epinephelus.
Rockfish (n.) An American fresh-water darter; the log perch.
Rockless (a.) Being without rocks.
Rockling (n.) Any species of small marine fishes of the genera Onos and Rhinonemus (formerly Motella), allied to the cod. They have three or four barbels.
Rockrose (n.) A name given to any species of the genus Helianthemum, low shrubs or herbs with yellow flowers, especially the European H. vulgare and the American frostweed, H. Canadense.
Rockweed (n.) Any coarse seaweed growing on sea-washed rocks, especially Fucus.
Rockwood (n.) Ligniform asbestus; also, fossil wood.
Rockwork (n.) Stonework in which the surface is left broken and rough.
Rockwork (n.) A rockery.
Rodentia (a.) An order of mammals having two (rarely four) large incisor teeth in each jaw, distant from the molar teeth. The rats, squirrels, rabbits, marmots, and beavers belong to this order.
Rodomont (n.) A vain or blustering boaster; a braggart; a braggadocio.
Rodomont (a.) Bragging; vainly boasting.
Roestone (n.) Same as Oolite.
Rogation (n.) The demand, by the consuls or tribunes, of a law to be passed by the people; a proposed law or decree.
Rogation (n.) Litany; supplication.
Rogatory (a.) Seeking information; authorized to examine witnesses or ascertain facts; as, a rogatory commission.
Rollable (a.) Capable of being rolled.
Romanced (imp. & p. p.) of Romance
Romancer (n.) One who romances.
Romanish (a.) Pertaining to Romanism.
Romanism (n.) The tenets of the Church of Rome; the Roman Catholic religion.
Romanist (n.) One who adheres to Romanism.
Romanize (v. t.) To Latinize; to fill with Latin words or idioms.
Romanize (v. t.) To convert to the Roman Catholic religion.
Romanize (v. i.) To use Latin words and idioms.
Romanize (v. i.) To conform to Roman Catholic opinions, customs, or modes of speech.
Romansch (n.) The language of the Grisons in Switzerland, a corruption of the Latin.
Romantic (a.) Of or pertaining to romance; involving or resembling romance; hence, fanciful; marvelous; extravagant; unreal; as, a romantic tale; a romantic notion; a romantic undertaking.
Romantic (a.) Entertaining ideas and expectations suited to a romance; as, a romantic person; a romantic mind.
Romantic (a.) Of or pertaining to the style of the Christian and popular literature of the Middle Ages, as opposed to the classical antique; of the nature of, or appropriate to, that style; as, the romantic school of poets.
Romantic (a.) Characterized by strangeness or variety; suggestive of adventure; suited to romance; wild; picturesque; -- applied to scenery; as, a romantic landscape.
Romeward (adv.) Toward Rome, or toward the Roman Catholic Church.
Romeward (a.) Tending or directed toward Rome, or toward the Roman Catholic Church.
Roncador (n.) Any one of several species of California sciaenoid food fishes, especially Roncador Stearnsi, which is an excellent market fish, and the red roncador (Corvina, / Johnius, saturna).
Rondache (n.) A circular shield carried by foot soldiers.
Roodebok (n.) The pallah.
Roofless (a.) Having no roof; as, a roofless house.
Roofless (a.) Having no house or home; shelterless; homeless.
Rooftree (n.) The beam in the angle of a roof; hence, the roof itself.
Roomfuls (pl. ) of Roomful
Roomless (a.) Being without room or rooms.
Roommate (n.) One of twe or more occupying the same room or rooms; one who shares the occupancy of a room or rooms; a chum.
Roomsome (a.) Roomy.
Roorback (n.) Alt. of Roorbach
Roorbach (n.) A defamatory forgery or falsehood published for purposes of political intrigue.
Roosting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Roost
Rootless (a.) Destitute of roots.
Ropeband (n.) A small piece of spun yarn or mar
Ropewalk (a.) A long, covered walk, or a low, level building, where ropes are manufactured.
Ropiness (n.) Quality of being ropy; viscosity.
Roration (n.) A falling of dew.
Rorulent (a.) Full of, or abounding in, dew.
Rorulent (a.) Having the surface appearing as if dusty, or covered with fine dew.
Rosalgar (n.) realgar.
Rosarian (n.) A cultivator of roses.
Rosaries (pl. ) of Rosary
Rosebush (n.) The bush or shrub which bears roses.
Rose-cut (a.) Cut flat on the reverse, and with a convex face formed of triangular facets in rows; -- said of diamonds and other precious stones. See Rose diamond, under Rose. Cf. Brilliant, n.
Rosedrop (n.) A lozenge having a rose flavor.
Rosedrop (n.) A kind of earring.
Rosedrop (n.) A ruddy eruption upon the nose caused by drinking ardent spirits; a grog blossom.
Rosefish (n.) A large marine scorpaenoid food fish (Sebastes marinus) found on the northern coasts of Europe and America. called also red perch, hemdurgan, Norway haddok, and also, erroneously, snapper, bream, and bergylt.
Rosehead (n.) See Rose, n., 4.
Rosehead (n.) A many-sided pyramidal head upon a nail; also a nail with such a head.
Roselite (n.) A hydrous arsenite of cobalt, occuring in small red crystals, allied to erythrite.
Rosemary (n.) A labiate shrub (Rosmarinus officinalis) with narrow grayish leaves, growing native in the southern part of France, Spain, and Italy, also in Asia Minor and in China. It has a fragrant smell, and a warm, pungent, bitterish taste. It is used in cookery, perfumery, etc., and is an emblem of fidelity or constancy.
Rose-red (a.) Red as a rose; specifically (Zool.), of a pure purplish red color.
Roseroot (n.) A fleshy-leaved herb (Rhodiola rosea); rosewort; -- so called because the roots have the odor of roses.
Rosewood (n.) A valuable cabinet wood of a dark red color, streaked and variegated with black, obtained from several tropical leguminous trees of the genera Dalbergia and Machaerium. The finest kind is from Brazil, and is said to be from the Dalbergia nigra.
Roseworm (n.) The larva of any one of several species of lepidopterous insects which feed upon the leaves, buds, or blossoms of the rose, especially Cacaecia rosaceana, which rolls up the leaves for a nest, and devours both the leaves and buds.
Rosewort (n.) Roseroot.
Rosewort (n.) Any plant nearly related to the rose.
Rosiness (n.) The quality of being rosy.
Rosselly (a.) Loose; light.
Rostella (pl. ) of Rostellum
Rostrate (a.) Alt. of Rostrated
Rostrula (pl. ) of Rostrulum
Rostrums (pl. ) of Rostrum
Rosulate (a.) Arranged in little roselike clusters; -- said of leaves and bracts.
Rotacism (n.) See Rhotacism.
Rotalite (n.) Any fossil foraminifer of the genus Rotalia, abundant in the chalk formation. See Illust. under Rhizopod.
Rotating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rotate
Rotation (n.) The act of turning, as a wheel or a solid body on its axis, as distinguished from the progressive motion of a revolving round another body or a distant point; thus, the daily turning of the earth on its axis is a rotation; its annual motion round the sun is a revolution.
Rotation (n.) Any return or succesion in a series.
Rotation (a.) Pertaining to, or resulting from, rotation; of the nature of, or characterized by, rotation; as, rotational velocity.
Rotative (a.) turning, as a wheel; rotary; rotational.
Rotatory (a.) Turning as on an axis; rotary.
Rotatory (a.) Going in a circle; following in rotation or succession; as, rotatory assembles.
Rotatory (a.) Producing rotation of the plane of polarization; as, the rotatory power of bodies on light. See the Note under polarization.
Rotatory (n.) A rotifer.
Rotifera (n.) An order of minute worms which usually have one or two groups of vibrating cilia on the head, which, when in motion, often give an appearance of rapidly revolving wheels. The species are very numerous in fresh waters, and are very diversified in form and habits.
Rotiform (a.) Wheel-shaped; as, rotiform appendages.
Rotiform (a.) Same as Rotate.
Roturier (n.) A person who is not of noble birth; specif., a freeman who during the prevalence of feudalism held allodial land.
Roughdry (v. t.) in laundry work, to dry without smoothing or ironing.
Roughhew (v. t.) To hew coarsely, without smoothing; as, to roughhew timber.
Roughhew (v. t.) To give the first form or shape to; to form rudely; to shape approximately and rudely; to roughcast.
Roughish (a.) Somewhat rough.
Roughleg (n.) Any one of several species of large hawks of the genus Archibuteo, having the legs feathered to the toes. Called also rough-legged hawk, and rough-legged buzzard.
Rouleaux (pl. ) of Rouleau
Rouleaus (pl. ) of Rouleau
Roulette (n.) A game of chance, in which a small ball is made to move round rapidly on a circle divided off into numbered red and black spaces, the one on which it stops indicating the result of a variety of wagers permitted by the game.
Roulette (n.) A small toothed wheel used by engravers to roll over a plate in order to order to produce rows of dots.
Roulette (n.) A similar wheel used to roughen the surface of a plate, as in making alterations in a mezzotint.
Roulette (n.) the curve traced by any point in the plane of a given curve when the latter rolls, without sliding, over another fixed curve. See Cycloid, and Epycycloid.
Rounding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Round
Rounding (a.) Round or nearly round; becoming round; roundish.
Rounding (n.) Small rope, or strands of rope, or spun yarn, wound round a rope to keep it from chafing; -- called also service.
Rounding (n.) Modifying a speech sound by contraction of the lip opening; labializing; labialization.
Roundish (a.) Somewhat round; as, a roundish seed; a roundish figure.
Roundlet (n.) A little circle.
Roundtop (n.) A top; a platform at a masthead; -- so called because formerly round in shape.
Round-up (n.) The act of collecting or gathering together scattered cattle by riding around them and driving them in.
Roundure (n.) Roundness; a round or circle.
Rovingly (adv.) In a wandering manner.
Rowdydow (n.) Hubbub; uproar.
Rowdyish (a.) Resembling a rowdy in temper or conduct; characteristic of a rowdy.
Rowdyism (n.) the conduct of a rowdy.
Rowelled () of Rowel
Roweling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rowel
Roxburgh (n.) A style of bookbinding in which the back is plain leather, the sides paper or cloth, the top gilt-edged, but the front and bottom left uncut.
Royalism (n.) the principles or conduct of royalists.
Royalist (n.) An adherent of a king (as of Charles I. in England, or of the Bourbons in france); one attached to monarchical government.
Royalize (v. t.) to make royal.
Roytelet (n.) A little king.
Soapfish (n.) Any serranoid fish of the genus Rhypticus; -- so called from the soapy feeling of its skin.
Soaproot (n.) A perennial herb (Gypsophila Struthium) the root of which is used in Spain as a substitute for soap.
Soapsuds (n. pl.) Suds made with soap.
Soapwort (n.) A common plant (Saponaria officinalis) of the Pink family; -- so called because its bruised leaves, when agitated in water, produce a lather like that from soap. Called also Bouncing Bet.
Sobering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sober
Soberize (v. t. & i.) To sober.
Sobriety (n.) Habitual soberness or temperance as to the use of spirituous liquors; as, a man of sobriety.
Sobriety (n.) Habitual freedom from enthusiasm, inordinate passion, or overheated imagination; calmness; coolness; gravity; seriousness; as, the sobriety of riper years.
Sociable (n.) A gathering of people for social purposes; an informal party or reception; as, a church sociable.
Sociable (n.) A carriage having two double seats facing each other, and a box for the driver.
Sociably (adv.) In a sociable manner.
Socially (adv.) In a social manner; sociably.
Socinian (a.) Of or pertaining to Socinus, or the Socinians.
Socinian (n.) One of the followers of Socinus; a believer in Socinianism.
Socketed (a.) Having a socket.
Sockless (a.) Destitute of socks or shoes.
Socmanry (n.) Tenure by socage.
Socratic (a.) Alt. of Socratical
Sodalite (n.) A mineral of a white to blue or gray color, occuring commonly in dodecahedrons, also massive. It is a silicate of alumina and soda with some chlorine.
Sodality (n.) A fellowship or fraternity; a brotherhood.
Sodality (n.) Specifically, a lay association for devotion or for charitable purposes.
Sodamide (n.) A greenish or reddish crystal
Sodomite (n.) An inhabitant of Sodom.
Sodomite (n.) One guilty of sodomy.
Softened (imp. & p. p.) of Soften
Softener (n.) One who, or that which, softens.
Softling (n.) A soft, effeminate person; a voluptuary.
Softness (n.) The quality or state of being soft; -- opposed to hardness, and used in the various specific senses of the adjective.
Soilless (a.) Destitute of soil or mold.
Solacing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Solace
Solander (n.) See Sallenders.
Solanine (n.) A poisonous alkaloid glucoside extracted from the berries of common nightshade (Solanum nigrum), and of bittersweet, and from potato sprouts, as a white crystal
Solanoid (a.) Resembling a potato; -- said of a kind of cancer.
Solarium (n.) An apartment freely exposed to the sun; anciently, an apartment or inclosure on the roof of a house; in modern times, an apartment in a hospital, used as a resort for convalescents.
Solarium (n.) Any one of several species of handsome marine spiral shells of the genus Solarium and allied genera. The shell is conical, and usually has a large, deep umbilicus exposing the upper whorls. Called also perspective shell.
Solarize (v. t.) To injure by too long exposure to the light of the sun in the camera; to burn.
Solarize (v. i.) To become injured by undue or too long exposure to the sun's rays in the camera.
Solatium (n.) Anything which alleviates or compensates for suffering or loss; a compensation; esp., an additional allowance, as for injured feelings.
Soldanel (n.) A plant of the genus Soldanella, low Alpine herbs of the Primrose family.
Soldered (imp. & p. p.) of Solder
Solderer (n.) One who solders.
Soldiery (n.) A body of soldiers; soldiers, collectivelly; the military.
Soldiery (n.) Military service.
Solecism (n.) An impropriety or incongruity of language in the combination of words or parts of a sentence; esp., deviation from the idiom of a language or from the rules of syntax.
Solecism (n.) Any inconsistency, unfitness, absurdity, or impropriety, as in deeds or manners.
Solecist (n.) One who commits a solecism.
Solecize (v. i.) To commit a solecism.
Solemnly (adv.) In a solemn manner; with gravity; seriously; formally.
Solempne (a.) Solemn; grand; stately; splendid; magnificent.
Soleness (n.) The state of being sole, or alone; singleness.
Solenoid (n.) An electrodynamic spiral having the conjuctive wire turned back along its axis, so as to neutralize that component of the effect of the current which is due to the length of the spiral, and reduce the whole effect to that of a series of equal and parallel circular currents. When traversed by a current the solenoid exhibits polarity and attraction or repulsion, like a magnet.
Soleship (n.) The state of being sole, or alone; soleness.
Sol-faed (imp. & p. p.) of Sol-fa
Solidago (n.) A genus of yellow-flowered composite perennial herbs; golden-rod.
Solidare (n.) A small piece of money.
Solidary (a.) Having community of interests and responsibilities.
Solidate (v. t.) To make solid or firm.
Solidify (v. t.) To make solid or compact.
Solidify (v. i.) To become solid; to harden.
Solidism (n.) The doctrine that refers all diseases to morbid changes of the solid parts of the body. It rests on the view that the solids alone are endowed with vital properties, and can receive the impression of agents tending to produce disease.
Solidist (n.) An advocate of, or believer in, solidism.
Solidity (n.) The state or quality of being solid; density; consistency, -- opposed to fluidity; compactness; fullness of matter, -- opposed to openness or hollowness; strength; soundness, -- opposed to weakness or instability; the primary quality or affection of matter by which its particles exclude or resist all others; hardness; massiveness.
Solidity (n.) Moral firmness; soundness; strength; validity; truth; certainty; -- as opposed to weakness or fallaciousness; as, the solidity of arguments or reasoning; the solidity of principles, triuths, or opinions.
Solidity (n.) The solid contents of a body; volume; amount of inclosed space.
Soliform (a.) Like the sun in form, appearance, or nature; resembling the sun.
Solitary (a.) Living or being by one's self; having no companion present; being without associates; single; alone; lonely.
Solitary (a.) Performed, passed, or endured alone; as, a solitary journey; a solitary life.
Solitary (a.) ot much visited or frequented remote from society; retired; lonely; as, a solitary residence or place.
Solitary (a.) Not inhabited or occupied; without signs of inhabitants or occupation; desolate; deserted; silent; still; hence, gloomy; dismal; as, the solitary desert.
Solitary (a.) Single; individual; sole; as, a solitary instance of vengeance; a solitary example.
Solitary (a.) Not associated with others of the same kind.
Solitary (n.) One who lives alone, or in solitude; an anchoret; a hermit; a recluse.
Solitude (a.) state of being alone, or withdrawn from society; a lonely life; lone
Solitude (a.) Remoteness from society; destitution of company; seclusion; -- said of places; as, the solitude of a wood.
Solitude (a.) solitary or lonely place; a desert or wilderness.
Solleret (n.) A flexible steel shoe (or one of the plates forming such a shoe), worn with mediaeval armor.
Solpugid (a.) Of or pertaining to the Solifugae.
Solpugid (n.) One of the Solifugae.
Solstice (v. i.) A stopping or standing still of the sun.
Solstice (v. i.) The point in the ecliptic at which the sun is farthest from the equator, north or south, namely, the first point of the sign Cancer and the first point of the sign Capricorn, the former being the summer solstice, latter the winter solstice, in northern latitudes; -- so called because the sun then apparently stands still in its northward or southward motion.
Solstice (v. i.) The time of the sun's passing the solstices, or solstitial points, namely, about June 21 and December 21. See Illust. in Appendix.
Solution (n.) The act of separating the parts of any body, or the condition of undergoing a separation of parts; disruption; breach.
Solution (n.) The act of solving, or the state of being solved; the disentanglement of any intricate problem or difficult question; explanation; clearing up; -- used especially in mathematics, either of the process of solving an equation or problem, or the result of the process.
Solution (n.) The state of being dissolved or disintegrated; resolution; disintegration.
Solution (n.) The act or process by which a body (whether solid, liquid, or gaseous) is absorbed into a liquid, and, remaining or becoming fluid, is diffused throughout the solvent; also, the product reulting from such absorption.
Solution (n.) release; deliverance; discharge.
Solution (n.) The termination of a disease; resolution.
Solution (n.) A crisis.
Solution (n.) A liquid medicine or preparation (usually aqueous) in which the solid ingredients are wholly soluble.
Solutive (a.) Tending to dissolve; loosening; laxative.
Solvable (a.) Susceptible of being solved, resolved, or explained; admitting of solution.
Solvable (a.) Capable of being paid and discharged; as, solvable obligations.
Solvable (a.) Able to pay one's debts; solvent.
Solvency (n.) The quality or state of being solvent.
Solvible (a.) See Solvable.
Somatics (n.) The science which treats of the general properties of matter; somatology.
Somatist (n.) One who admits the existence of material beings only; a materialist.
Somatome (n.) See Somite.
Somberly (adv.) Alt. of Sombrely
Sombrely (adv.) In a somber manner; sombrously; gloomily; despondingly.
Sombrero (n.) A kind of broad-brimmed hat, worn in Spain and in Spanish America.
Sombrous (a.) Gloomy; somber.
Somebody (n.) A person unknown or uncertain; a person indeterminate; some person.
Somebody (n.) A person of consideration or importance.
Somedeal (adv.) In some degree; somewhat.
Somerset (n.) A leap in which a person turns his heels over his head and lights upon his feet; a turning end over end.
Sometime (adv.) At a past time indefinitely referred to; once; formerly.
Sometime (adv.) At a time undefined; once in a while; now and then; sometimes.
Sometime (adv.) At one time or other hereafter; as, I will do it sometime.
Sometime (a.) Having been formerly; former; late; whilom.
Somewhat (n.) More or less; a certain quantity or degree; a part, more or less; something.
Somewhat (n.) A person or thing of importance; a somebody.
Somewhat (adv.) In some degree or measure; a little.
Somewhen (adv.) At some indefinite time.
Somnific (a.) Causing sleep; somniferous.
Sompnour (n.) A summoner.
Sonatina (n.) A short and simple sonata.
Songless (a.) Destitute of the power of song; without song; as, songless birds; songless woods.
Songster (n.) One who sings; one skilled in singing; -- not often applied to human beings.
Songster (n.) A singing bird.
Sonneter (n.) A composer of sonnets.
Sonority (n.) The quality or state of being sonorous; sonorousness.
Sonorous (a.) Giving sound when struck; resonant; as, sonorous metals.
Sonorous (a.) Loud-sounding; giving a clear or loud sound; as, a sonorous voice.
Sonorous (a.) Yielding sound; characterized by sound; vocal; sonant; as, the vowels are sonorous.
Sonorous (a.) Impressive in sound; high-sounding.
Sonorous (a.) Sonant; vibrant; hence, of sounds produced in a cavity, deep-toned; as, sonorous rhonchi.
Soochong (n.) Same as Souchong.
Sooshong (n.) See Souchong.
Soothing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Soothe
Soothing () a. & n. from Soothe, v.
Soothsay (v. i.) To foretell; to predict.
Soothsay (n.) A true saying; a proverb; a prophecy.
Soothsay (n.) Omen; portent. Having
Sophical (a.) Teaching wisdom.
Sopition (n.) The act of putting to sleep, or the state of being put to sleep; sleep.
Soporate (v. t.) To lay or put to sleep; to stupefy.
Soporose (a.) Alt. of Soporous
Soporous (a.) Causing sleep; sleepy.
Sopranos (pl. ) of Soprano
Sorcerer (n.) A conjurer; an enchanter; a magician.
Sordidly (n.) Sordidness.
Sordidly (adv.) In a sordid manner.
Soredium (n.) A patch of granular bodies on the surface of the thallus of lichens.
Sorehead (n.) One who is disgruntled by a failure in politics, or the like.
Soreness (n.) The quality or state of being sore; tenderness; painfull; as, the soreness of a wound; the soreness of an affliction.
Soricine (a.) Of or pertaining to the Shrew family (Soricidae); like a shrew in form or habits; as, the soricine bat (Glossophaga soricina).
Sororize (v. i.) To associate, or hold fellowship, as sisters; to have sisterly feelings; -- analogous to fraternize.
Sorrance (n.) Same as Sorance.
Sorrowed (imp. & p. p.) of Sorrow
Sorrowed (a.) Accompanied with sorrow; sorrowful.
Sortable (a.) Capable of being sorted.
Sortable (a.) Suitable; befitting; proper.
Sortably (adv.) Suitable.
Sortance (v. i.) Suitableness; agreement.
Sortment (n.) Assortiment.
Sorweful (a.) Sorrowful.
Sotadean (a.) Sotadic.
Souchong (n.) A kind of black tea of a fine quality.
Soulless (a.) Being without a soul, or without greatness or nobleness of mind; mean; spiritless.
Sounding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sound
Soundage (n.) Dues for soundings.
Sounding (a.) Making or emitting sound; hence, sonorous; as, sounding words.
Sounding (n.) The act of one who, or that which, sounds (in any of the senses of the several verbs).
Sounding (n.) measurement by sounding; also, the depth so ascertained.
Sounding (n.) Any place or part of the ocean, or other water, where a sounding
Sounding (n.) The sand, shells, or the like, that are brought up by the sounding lead when it has touched bottom.
Sourness (n.) The quality or state of being sour.
Sourwood (n.) The sorrel tree.
Soutache (n.) A kind of narrow braid, usually of silk; -- also known as Russian braid.
Souterly (a.) Of or pertaining to a cobbler or cobblers; like a cobbler; hence, vulgar; low.
Southing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of South
Southern (a.) Of or pertaining to the south; situated in, or proceeding from, the south; situated or proceeding toward the south.
Southern (n.) A Southerner.
Southing (n.) Tendency or progress southward; as, the southing of the sun.
Southing (n.) The time at which the moon, or other heavenly body, passes the meridian of a place.
Southing (n.) Distance of any heavenly body south of the equator; south declination; south latitude.
Southing (n.) Distance southward from any point departure or of reckoning, measured on a meridian; -- opposed to northing.
Southren (a.) Southern.
Southron (n.) An inhabitant of the more southern part of a country; formerly, a name given in Scotland to any Englishman.
Southsay (v. i.) See Soothsay.
Souvenir (n.) That which serves as a reminder; a remembrancer; a memento; a keepsake.
Toadfish (n.) Any marine fish of the genus Batrachus, having a large, thick head and a wide mouth, and bearing some resemblance to a toad. The American species (Batrachus tau) is very common in shallow water. Called also oyster fish, and sapo.
Toadfish (n.) The angler.
Toadfish (n.) A swellfish.
Toadflax (n.) An herb (Linaria vulgaris) of the Figwort family, having narrow leaves and showy orange and yellow flowers; -- called also butter and eggs, flaxweed, and ramsted.
Toadhead (n.) The golden plover.
Toadying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Toady
Toadyism (n.) The practice of meanly fawning on another; base sycophancy; servile adulation.
Toasting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Toast
Toasting () a. & n. from Toast, v.
Toboggan (n.) A kind of sledge made of pliable board, turned up at one or both ends, used for coasting down hills or prepared inc
Toboggan (v. i.) To slide down hill over the snow or ice on a toboggan.
To-break (v. t.) To break completely; to break in pieces.
To-brest (v. t.) To burst or break in pieces.
Tocology (n.) The science of obstetrics, or midwifery; that department of medicine which treats of parturition.
Tocororo (n.) A cuban trogon (Priotelus temnurus) having a serrated bill and a tail concave at the end.
Toddling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Toddle
Together (prep.) In company or association with respect to place or time; as, to live together in one house; to live together in the same age; they walked together to the town.
Together (prep.) In or into union; into junction; as, to sew, knit, or fasten two things together; to mix things together.
Together (prep.) In concert; with mutual cooperation; as, the allies made war upon France together.
Togidres (adv.) Together.
Toilette (n.) See Toilet, 3.
Toilless (a.) Free from toil.
Toilsome (a.) Attended with toil, or fatigue and pain; laborious; wearisome; as, toilsome work.
Tokening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Token
Tolbooth (n.) See Tollbooth.
Tolerant (a.) Inc
Tolerate (v. t.) To suffer to be, or to be done, without prohibition or hindrance; to allow or permit negatively, by not preventing; not to restrain; to put up with; as, to tolerate doubtful practices.
Tollable (a.) Subject to the payment of toll; as, tollable goods.
Tollgate (n.) A gate where toll is taken.
Toluenyl (n.) Tolyl.
Tolylene (n.) A hydrocarbon radical, C6H4.(CH2)2, regarded as characteristic of certain toluene derivatives.
Tomahawk (n.) A kind of war hatchet used by the American Indians. It was originally made of stone, but afterwards of iron.
Tomahawk (v. t.) To cut, strike, or kill, with a tomahawk.
Tomatoes (pl. ) of Tomato
Tombless (a.) Destitute of a tomb.
Tometous (a.) Tomentose.
Tomentum (n.) The closely matted hair or downy nap covering the leaves or stems of some plants.
Tomnoddy (n.) A sea bird, the puffin.
Tomnoddy (n.) A fool; a dunce; a noddy.
Tomorrow (adv.) On the day after the present day; on the next day; on the morrow.
Tomorrow (n.) The day after the present; the morrow.
Tonality (n.) The principle of key in music; the character which a composition has by virtue of the key in which it is written, or through the family relationship of all its tones and chords to the keynote, or tonic, of the whole.
Toneless (a.) Having no tone; unmusical.
Tongkang (n.) A kind of boat or junk used in the seas of the Malay Archipelago.
Tonguing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tongue
Tonicity (n.) The state of healthy tension or partial contraction of muscle fibers while at rest; tone; tonus.
Tonsilar (a.) Of or pertaining to the tonsils; tonsilitic.
Tonsured (a.) Having the tonsure; shaven; shorn; clipped; hence, bald.
Toonwood (n.) Same as Toon.
Toothing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tooth
Toothful (a.) Toothsome.
Toothing (n.) The act or process of indenting or furnishing with teeth.
Toothing (n.) Bricks alternately projecting at the end of a wall, in order that they may be bonded into a continuation of it when the remainder is carried up.
Toothlet (n.) A little tooth, or like projection.
Toparchy (n.) A small state, consisting of a few cities or towns; a petty country governed by a toparch; as, Judea was formerly divided into ten toparchies.
Topology (n.) The art of, or method for, assisting the memory by associating the thing or subject to be remembered with some place.
Toponomy (n.) The designation of position and direction.
Toppiece (n.) A small wig for the top of the head; a toupee.
Toppling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Topple
Top-rope (n.) A rope used for hoisting and lowering a topmast, and for other purposes.
Topstone (n.) A stone that is placed on the top, or which forms the top.
Top-tool (n.) A tool applied to the top of the work, in distinction from a tool inserted in the anvil and on which the work is placed.
Toreador (n.) A bullfighter.
Toreutic (a.) In relief; pertaining to sculpture in relief, especially of metal; also, pertaining to chasing such as surface ornamentation in metal.
Torinese (a.) Of or pertaining to Turin.
Torinese (n. sing. & pl.) A native or inhabitant of Turin; collectively, the people of Turin.
Tornaria (n.) The peculiar free swimming larva of Balanoglossus. See Illust. in Append.
Torosity (n.) The quality or state of being torose.
Torpidly (adv.) In a torpid manner.
Torquate (a.) Collared; having a torques, or distinct colored ring around the neck.
Torteaus (pl. ) of Torteau
Tortilla (n.) An unleavened cake, as of maize flour, baked on a heated iron or stone.
Tortious (a.) Injurious; wrongful.
Tortious (a.) Imploying tort, or privat injury for which the law gives damages; involing tort.
Tortoise (n.) Any one of numerous species of reptiles of the order Testudinata.
Tortoise (n.) Same as Testudo, 2.
Tortoise (n.) having a color like that of a tortoise's shell, black with white and orange spots; -- used mostly to describe cats of that color.
Tortoise (n.) a tortoise-shell cat.
Tortuose (a.) Wreathed; twisted; winding.
Tortuous (a.) Bent in different directions; wreathed; twisted; winding; as, a tortuous train; a tortuous train; a tortuous leaf or corolla.
Tortuous (a.) Fig.: Deviating from rectitude; indirect; erroneous; deceitful.
Tortuous (a.) Injurious: tortious.
Tortuous (a.) Oblique; -- applied to the six signs of the zodiac (from Capricorn to Gemini) which ascend most rapidly and obliquely.
Tortured (imp. & p. p.) of Torture
Torturer (n.) One who tortures; a tormentor.
Torulose (a.) Same as Torose.
Torulous (a.) Same as Torose.
Totality (n.) The quality or state of being total; as, the totality of an eclipse.
Totality (n.) The whole sum; the whole quantity or amount; the entirety; as, the totalityof human knowledge.
Totalize (v. t.) To make total, or complete;to reduce to completeness.
Totemism (n.) The system of distinguishing families, clans, etc., in a tribe by the totem.
Totemism (n.) Superstitious regard for a totem; the worship of any real or imaginary object; nature worship.
Totemist (n.) One belonging to a clan or tribe having a totem.
Tottered (imp. & p. p.) of Totter
Totterer (n.) One who totters.
Tottling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Totly
Tottlish (a.) Trembling or tottering, as if about to fall; un steady.
Toncanet (n.) A small toucan.
Touching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Touch
Touchily (adv.) In a touchy manner.
Touching (a.) Affecting; moving; pathetic; as, a touching tale.
Touching (prep.) Concerning; with respect to.
Touching (n.) The sense or act of feeling; touch.
Toughish (a.) Tough in a slight degree.
Tournery (n.) Work turned on a lathe; turnery.
Tournois (n.) A former French money of account worth 20 sous, or a franc. It was thus called in distinction from the Paris livre, which contained 25 sous.
Tournure (n.) Turn; contour; figure.
Tournure (n.) Any device used by women to expand the skirt of a dress below the waist; a bustle.
Towardly (a.) Same as Toward, a., 2.
Toweling (n.) Cloth for towels, especially such as is woven in long pieces to be cut at will, as distinguished from that woven in towel lengths with borders, etc.
towering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tower
Towering (a.) Very high; elevated; rising aloft; as, a towering height.
Towering (a.) Hence, extreme; violent; surpassing.
Tow-head (n.) An urchin who has soft, whitish hair.
Tow-head (n.) The hooded merganser.
Townhall (n.) A public hall or building, belonging to a town, where the public offices are established, the town council meets, the people assemble in town meeting, etc.
Townless (a.) Having no town.
Township (n.) The district or territory of a town.
Township (n.) In surveys of the public land of the United States, a division of territory six miles square, containing 36 sections.
Township (n.) In Canada, one of the subdivisions of a county.
Townsmen (pl. ) of Townsman
Townsman (n.) An inhabitant of a town; one of the same town with another.
Townsman (n.) A selectman, in New England. See Selectman.
Townward (adv.) Alt. of Townwards
Toxicant (n.) A poisonous agent or drug, as opium; an intoxicant.
Toxifera (n.pl.) Same as Toxoglossa.
Toyhouse (n.) A house for children to play in or to play with; a playhouse.
Toyingly (adv.) In a toying manner.
Vocalism (n.) The exercise of the vocal organs; vocalization.
Vocalism (n.) A vocalic sound.
Vocalist (n.) A singer, or vocal musician, as opposed to an instrumentalist.
Vocality (n.) The quality or state of being vocal; utterableness; resonance; as, the vocality of the letters.
Vocality (n.) The quality of being a vowel; vocalic character.
Vocalize (v. t.) To form into voice; to make vocal or sonant; to give intonation or resonance to.
Vocalize (v. t.) To practice singing on the vowel sounds.
Vocation (n.) A call; a summons; a citation; especially, a designation or appointment to a particular state, business, or profession.
Vocation (n.) Destined or appropriate employment; calling; occupation; trade; business; profession.
Vocation (n.) A calling by the will of God.
Vocation (n.) The bestowment of God's distinguishing grace upon a person or nation, by which that person or nation is put in the way of salvation; as, the vocation of the Jews under the old dispensation, and of the Gentiles under the gospel.
Vocation (n.) A call to special religious work, as to the ministry.
Vocative (a.) Of or pertaining to calling; used in calling; specifically (Gram.), used in address; appellative; -- said of that case or form of the noun, pronoun, or adjective, in which a person or thing is addressed; as, Domine, O Lord.
Vocative (n.) The vocative case.
Vodanium (n.) A supposed element, afterward found to be a mixture of several metals, as copper, iron, lead, nickel, etc.
Voiceful (a.) Having a voice or vocal quality; having a loud voice or many voices; vocal; sounding.
Voidable (a.) Capable of being voided, or evacuated.
Voidable (a.) Capable of being avoided, or of being adjudged void, invalid, and of no force; capable of being either avoided or confirmed.
Voidance (n.) The act of voiding, emptying, ejecting, or evacuating.
Voidance (n.) A ejection from a benefice.
Voidance (n.) The state of being void; vacancy, as of a benefice which is without an incumbent.
Voidance (n.) Evasion; subterfuge.
Voidness (n.) The quality or state of being void; /mptiness; vacuity; nullity; want of substantiality.
Volatile (a.) Passing through the air on wings, or by the buoyant force of the atmosphere; flying; having the power to fly.
Volatile (a.) Capable of wasting away, or of easily passing into the aeriform state; subject to evaporation.
Volatile (a.) Fig.: Light-hearted; easily affected by circumstances; airy; lively; hence, changeable; fickle; as, a volatile temper.
Volatile (n.) A winged animal; wild fowl; game.
Volcanic (a.) Of or pertaining to a volcano or volcanoes; as, volcanic heat.
Volcanic (a.) Produced by a volcano, or, more generally, by igneous agencies; as, volcanic tufa.
Volcanic (a.) Changed or affected by the heat of a volcano.
Volition (n.) The act of willing or choosing; the act of forming a purpose; the exercise of the will.
Volition (n.) The result of an act or exercise of choosing or willing; a state of choice.
Volition (n.) The power of willing or determining; will.
Volitive (a.) Of or pertaining to the will; originating in the will; having the power to will.
Volitive (a.) Used in expressing a wish or permission as, volitive proposition.
Volleyed (imp. & p. p.) of Volley
Volleyed (a.) Discharged with a sudden burst, or as if in a volley; as, volleyed thunder.
Voltaism (n.) That form of electricity which is developed by the chemical action between metals and different liquids; voltaic electricity; also, the science which treats of this form of electricity; -- called also galvanism, from Galvani, on account of his experiments showing the remarkable influence of this agent on animals.
Voltzite (n.) An oxysulphide of lead occurring in implanted spherical globules of a yellowish or brownish color; -- called also voltzine.
Volubile (a.) Turning, or whirling; winding; twining; voluble.
Volumist (n.) One who writes a volume; an author.
Volupere (n.) A woman's cap.
Volution (n.) A spiral turn or wreath.
Volution (n.) A whorl of a spiral shell.
Volvulus (n.) The spasmodic contraction of the intestines which causes colic.
Volvulus (n.) Any twisting or displacement of the intestines causing obstruction; ileus. See Ileus.
Vomerine (a.) Of or pertaining to the vomer.
Vomicine (n.) See Brucine.
Vomiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vomit
Vomiting (n.) The spasmodic ejection of matter from the stomach through the mouth.
Vomition (n.) The act or power of vomiting.
Vomitive (a.) Causing the ejection of matter from the stomach; emetic.
Vomitory (a.) Causing vomiting; emetic; vomitive.
Vomitory (n.) An emetic; a vomit.
Vomitory (n.) A principal door of a large ancient building, as of an amphitheater.
Vondsira (n.) Same as Vansire.
Voracity (n.) The quality of being voracious; voraciousness.
Vortexes (pl. ) of Vortex
Vortices (pl. ) of Vortex
Vortical (a.) Of or pertaining to a vortex or vortexes; resembling a vortex in form or motion; whirling; as, a vortical motion.
Vorticel (n.) A vorticella.
Votaress (n.) A woman who is a votary.
Votarist (n.) A votary.
Votaries (pl. ) of Votary
Vouching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vouch
Vouch/or (n.) Same as Voucher, 3 (b).
Voussoir (n.) One of the wedgelike stones of which an arch is composed.
Vowelish (a.) Of the nature of a vowel.
Vowelism (n.) The use of vowels.
Vowelize (v. t.) To give the quality, sound, or office of a vowel to.
Voyaging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Voyage
Voyageur (n.) A traveler; -- applied in Canada to a man employed by the fur companies in transporting goods by the rivers and across the land, to and from the remote stations in the Northwest.
Wodegeld (n.) A geld, or payment, for wood.
Woefully (adv.) Alt. of Wofully
Wolffian (a.) Discovered, or first described, by Caspar Friedrich Wolff (1733-1794), the founder of modern embryology.
Wolfling (n.) A young wolf.
Womanish (a.) Suitable to a woman, having the qualities of a woman; effeminate; not becoming a man; -- usually in a reproachful sense. See the Note under Effeminate.
Womanize (v. t.) To make like a woman; to make effeminate.
Wondered (imp. & p. p.) of Wonder
Wondered (a.) Having performed wonders; able to perform wonderful things.
Wonderer (n.) One who wonders.
Wonderly (adv.) Wonderfully; wondrously.
Wondrous (n.) In a wonderful or surprising manner or degree; wonderfully.
Wondrous (a.) Wonderful; astonishing; admirable; marvelous; such as excite surprise and astonishment; strange.
Wontless (a.) Unaccustomed.
Woodbind (n.) Woodbine.
Woodbine (v. t.) A climbing plant having flowers of great fragrance (Lonicera Periclymenum); the honeysuckle.
Woodbine (v. t.) The Virginia creeper. See Virginia creeper, under Virginia.
Woodchat (n.) Any one of several species of Asiatic singing birds belonging to the genera Ianthia and Larvivora. They are closely allied to the European robin. The males are usually bright blue above, and more or less red or rufous beneath.
Woodchat (n.) A European shrike (Enneoctonus rufus). In the male the head and nape are rufous red; the back, wings, and tail are black, varied with white.
Woodcock (n.) Any one of several species of long-billed limico
Woodcock (n.) Fig.: A simpleton.
Woodenly (adv.) Clumsily; stupidly; blockishly.
Woodhack (n.) Alt. of Woodhacker
Woodhole (n.) A place where wood is stored.
Woodland (n.) Land covered with wood or trees; forest; land on which trees are suffered to grow, either for fuel or timber.
Woodland (a.) Of or pertaining to woods or woodland; living in the forest; sylvan.
Woodless (a.) Having no wood; destitute of wood.
Woodmeil (n.) See Wadmol.
Woodness (n.) Anger; madness; insanity; rage.
Woodpeck (n.) A woodpecker.
Woodrock (n.) A compact woodlike variety of asbestus.
Woodruff (n.) Alt. of Woodroof
Woodroof (n.) A little European herb (Asperula odorata) having a pleasant taste. It is sometimes used for flavoring wine. See Illust. of Whorl.
Woodsmen (pl. ) of Woodsman
Woodsman (n.) A woodman; especially, one who lives in the forest.
Woodwall (n.) The yaffle.
Woodward (n.) An officer of the forest, whose duty it was to guard the woods.
Wood-wax (n.) Alt. of Wood-waxen
Woodwork (n.) Work made of wood; that part of any structure which is wrought of wood.
Woodworm (n.) See Wood worm, under Wood.
Wooingly (adv.) In a wooing manner; enticingly; with persuasiveness.
Woolding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Woold
Woolding (n.) The act of winding or wrapping anything with a rope, as a mast.
Woolding (n.) A rope used for binding masts and spars.
Woolenet (n.) A thin, light fabric of wool.
Woolfell (n.) A skin with the wool; a skin from which the wool has not been sheared or pulled.
Woolhead (n.) The buffel duck.
Woolpack (n.) A pack or bag of wool weighing two hundred and forty pounds.
Woolsack (n.) A sack or bag of wool; specifically, the seat of the lord chancellor of England in the House of Lords, being a large, square sack of wool resembling a divan in form.
Woolward (adv.) In wool; with woolen raiment next the skin.
Wordbook (n.) A collection of words; a vocabulary; a dictionary; a lexicon.
Wordless (a.) Not using words; not speaking; silent; speechless.
Wordsman (n.) One who deals in words, or in mere words; a verbalist.
Workable (a.) Capable of being worked, or worth working; as, a workable mine; workable clay.
Workaday (n.) See Workyday.
Workfolk (n.) People that labor.
Workless (a.) Without work; not laboring; as, many people were still workless.
Workless (a.) Not carried out in practice; not exemplified in fact; as, workless faith.
Workroom (n.) Any room or apartment used especially for labor.
Workship (n.) Workmanship.
Workshop (n.) A shop where any manufacture or handiwork is carried on.
Workyday (n.) A week day or working day, as distinguished from Sunday or a holiday. Also used adjectively.
Wormhole (n.) A burrow made by a worm.
Wormling (n.) A little worm.
Wormseed (n.) Any one of several plants, as Artemisia santonica, and Chenopodium anthelminticum, whose seeds have the property of expelling worms from the stomach and intestines.
Wormwood (n.) A composite plant (Artemisia Absinthium), having a bitter and slightly aromatic taste, formerly used as a tonic and a vermifuge, and to protect woolen garments from moths. It gives the peculiar flavor to the cordial called absinthe. The volatile oil is a narcotic poison. The term is often extended to other species of the same genus.
Wormwood (n.) Anything very bitter or grievous; bitterness.
Worn-out (a.) Consumed, or rendered useless, by wearing; as, worn-out garments.
Worrying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Worry
Worsting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Worst
Worthful (a.) Full of worth; worthy; deserving.
Worthily (adv.) In a worthy manner; excellently; deservedly; according to merit; justly; suitably; becomingly.
Worthies (pl. ) of Worthy
Would-be (a.) Desiring or professing to be; vainly pretending to be; as, a would-be poet.
Woulding (n.) Emotion of desire; inclination; velleity.
Wounding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wound
Woundily (adv.) In a woundy manner; excessively; woundy.
Yodeling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Yodle
Yokemate (n.) Same as Yokefellow.
Yoncopin (n.) A local name in parts of the Mississippi Valley for the American lotus (Nelumbo lutea).
York use () The one of the three printed uses of England which was followed in the north. It was based on the Sarum use. See Use, n., 6.
Youngger (n.) One who is younger; an inferior in age; a junior.
Youngish (a.) Somewhat young.
Yourself (pron.) An emphasized or reflexive form of the pronoun of the second person; -- used as a subject commonly with you; as, you yourself shall see it; also, alone in the predicate, either in the nominative or objective case; as, you have injured yourself.
Youthful (a.) Not yet mature or aged; young.
Youthful (a.) Also used figuratively.
Youthful (a.) Of or pertaining to the early part of life; suitable to early life; as, youthful days; youthful sports.
Youthful (a.) Fresh; vigorous, as in youth.
Zoanthus (n.) A genus of Actinaria, including numerous species, found mostly in tropical seas. The zooids or polyps resemble small, elongated actinias united together at their bases by fleshy stolons, and thus forming extensive groups. The tentacles are small and bright colored.
Zodiacal (a.) Of or pertaining to the zodiac; situated within the zodiac; as, the zodiacal planets.
Zoetrope (n.) An optical toy, in which figures made to revolve on the inside of a cylinder, and viewed through slits in its circumference, appear like a single figure passing through a series of natural motions as if animated or mechanically moved.
Zomboruk (n.) See Zumbooruk.
Zoneless (a.) Not having a zone; ungirded.
Zoochemy (n.) Animal chemistry; zoochemistry.
Zoocytia (pl. ) of Zoocytium
Zooecium (n.) One of the cells or tubes which inclose the feeling zooids of Bryozoa. See Illust. of Sea Moss.
Zoogenic (a.) Of or pertaining to zoogeny, animal production.
Zoogloea (n.) A colony or mass of bacteria imbedded in a viscous gelatinous substance. The zoogloea is characteristic of a transitory stage through which rapidly multiplying bacteria pass in the course of their evolution. Also used adjectively.
Zoolatry (n.) The worship of animals.
Zoologer (n.) A zoologist.
Zoophaga (n. pl.) An artificial group comprising various carnivorous and insectivorous animals.
Zoophily (n.) Love of animals.
Zoophite (n.) A zoophyte.
Zoophyta (n. pl.) An extensive artificial and heterogeneous group of animals, formerly adopted by many zoologists. It included the c/lenterates, echinoderms, sponges, Bryozoa, Protozoa, etc.
Zoophyte (v. i.) Any one of numerous species of invertebrate animals which more or less resemble plants in appearance, or mode of growth, as the corals, gorgonians, sea anemones, hydroids, bryozoans, sponges, etc., especially any of those that form compound colonies having a branched or treelike form, as many corals and hydroids.
Zoophyte (v. i.) Any one of the Zoophyta.
Zoosperm (n.) One of the spermatic particles; spermatozoid.
Zoospore (n.) A spore provided with one or more slender cilia, by the vibration of which it swims in the water. Zoospores are produced by many green, and by some olive-brown, algae. In certain species they are divided into the larger macrozoospores and the smaller microzoospores. Called also sporozoid, and swarmspore.
Zoospore (n.) See Swarmspore.
Zopilote (n.) The urubu, or American black vulture.
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