8 letter words whose second letter is R
Arabical (a.) Relating to Arabia; Arabic.
Araceous (a.) Of or pertaining to an order of plants, of which the genus Arum is the type.
Arachnid (n.) An arachnidan.
Araguato (n.) A South American monkey, the ursine howler (Mycetes ursinus). See Howler, n., 2.
Aramaean (a.) Alt. of Aramean
Aramaism (n.) An idiom of the Aramaic.
Araneida (n. pl.) Alt. of Araneoidea
Araneina (n. pl.) The order of Arachnida that includes the spiders.
Araneose (a.) Of the aspect of a spider's web; arachnoid.
Araneous (a.) Cobweblike; extremely thin and delicate, like a cobweb; as, the araneous membrane of the eye. See Arachnoid.
Arangoes (pl. ) of Arango
Arapaima (n.) A large fresh-water food fish of South America.
Arbalest (n.) Alt. of Arbalist
Arbalist (n.) A crossbow, consisting of a steel bow set in a shaft of wood, furnished with a string and a trigger, and a mechanical device for bending the bow. It served to throw arrows, darts, bullets, etc.
Arbitral (a.) Of or relating to an arbiter or an arbitration.
Arborary (a.) Of or pertaining to trees; arboreal.
Arboreal (a.) Of or pertaining to a tree, or to trees; of nature of trees.
Arboreal (a.) Attached to, found in or upon, or frequenting, woods or trees; as, arboreal animals.
Arboreta (pl. ) of Arboretum
Arborist (n.) One who makes trees his study, or who is versed in the knowledge of trees.
Arborous (a.) Formed by trees.
Arbuscle (n.) A dwarf tree, one in size between a shrub and a tree; a treelike shrub.
Arcadian (a.) Alt. of Arcadic
Archaean (a.) Ancient; pertaining to the earliest period in geological history.
Archaean (n.) The earliest period in geological period, extending up to the Lower Silurian. It includes an Azoic age, previous to the appearance of life, and an Eozoic age, including the earliest forms of life.
Archaism (a.) An ancient, antiquated, or old-fashioned, word, expression, or idiom; a word or form of speech no longer in common use.
Archaism (a.) Antiquity of style or use; obsoleteness.
Archaist (n.) Am antiquary.
Archaist (n.) One who uses archaisms.
Archaize (v. t.) To make appear archaic or antique.
Archduke (n.) A prince of the imperial family of Austria.
Archical (pref.) Chief; primary; primordial.
Archival (a.) Pertaining to, or contained in, archives or records.
Archives (pl. ) of Archive
Archlute (n.) Alt. of Archilute
Archness (n.) The quality of being arch; cleverness; sly humor free from malice; waggishness.
Archonts (p. pr.) The group including man alone.
Archwife (n.) A big, mascu
Archwise (adv.) Arch-shaped.
Arciform (a.) Having the form of an arch; curved.
Arctisca (n. pl.) A group of Arachnida. See Illust. in Appendix.
Arcturus (n.) A fixed star of the first magnitude in the constellation Bootes.
Arcuated (a.) Bent or curved in the form of a bow.
Ardently (adv.) In an ardent manner; eagerly; with warmth; affectionately; passionately.
Ardurous (a.) Burning; ardent.
Areolate (a.) Alt. of Areolated
Aretaics (n.) The ethical theory which excludes all relations between virtue and happiness; the science of virtue; -- contrasted with eudemonics.
Argental (a.) Of or pertaining to silver; resembling, containing, or combined with, silver.
Argentan (n.) An alloy of nickel with copper and zinc; German silver.
Argentic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, silver; -- said of certain compounds of silver in which this metal has its lowest proportion; as, argentic chloride.
Argentry (n.) Silver plate or vessels.
Argonaut (n.) Any one of the legendary Greek heroes who sailed with Jason, in the Argo, in quest of the Golden Fleece.
Argonaut (n.) A cephalopod of the genus Argonauta.
Argosies (pl. ) of Argosy
Arguable (a.) Capable of being argued; admitting of debate.
Argument (n.) Proof; evidence.
Argument (n.) A reason or reasons offered in proof, to induce belief, or convince the mind; reasoning expressed in words; as, an argument about, concerning, or regarding a proposition, for or in favor of it, or against it.
Argument (n.) A process of reasoning, or a controversy made up of rational proofs; argumentation; discussion; disputation.
Argument (n.) The subject matter of a discourse, writing, or artistic representation; theme or topic; also, an abstract or summary, as of the contents of a book, chapter, poem.
Argument (n.) Matter for question; business in hand.
Argument (n.) The quantity on which another quantity in a table depends; as, the altitude is the argument of the refraction.
Argument (n.) The independent variable upon whose value that of a function depends.
Argument (v. i.) To make an argument; to argue.
Argutely (adv.) In a subtle; shrewdly.
Arhizous (a.) Alt. of Arhythmous
Arianism (n.) The doctrines of the Arians.
Arianize (v. i.) To admit or accept the tenets of the Arians; to become an Arian.
Arianize (v. t.) To convert to Arianism.
Aridness (n.) Aridity; dryness.
Arietate (v. i.) To butt, as a ram.
Arillate (a.) Alt. of Ariled
Arllated (a.) Alt. of Ariled
Aristate (a.) Having a pointed, beardlike process, as the glumes of wheat; awned.
Aristate (a.) Having a slender, sharp, or spinelike tip.
Armament (n.) A body of forces equipped for war; -- used of a land or naval force.
Armament (n.) All the cannon and small arms collectively, with their equipments, belonging to a ship or a fortification.
Armament (n.) Any equipment for resistance.
Armature (n.) Armor; whatever is worn or used for the protection and defense of the body, esp. the protective outfit of some animals and plants.
Armature (n.) A piece of soft iron used to connect the two poles of a magnet, or electro-magnet, in order to complete the circuit, or to receive and apply the magnetic force. In the ordinary horseshoe magnet, it serves to prevent the dissipation of the magnetic force.
Armature (n.) Iron bars or framing employed for the consolidation of a building, as in sustaining slender columns, holding up canopies, etc.
Armchair (n.) A chair with arms to support the elbows or forearms.
Armenian (a.) Of or pertaining to Armenia.
Armenian (n.) A native or one of the people of Armenia; also, the language of the Armenians.
Armenian (n.) An adherent of the Armenian Church, an organization similar in some doctrines and practices to the Greek Church, in others to the Roman Catholic.
Armfulus (pl. ) of Armful
Armgaunt (a.) With gaunt or slender legs. (?)
Arm-gret (a.) Great as a man's arm.
Armillas (pl. ) of Armilla
Armillae (pl. ) of Armilla
Arminian (a.) Of or pertaining to Arminius of his followers, or to their doctrines. See note under Arminian, n.
Arminian (n.) One who holds the tenets of Arminius, a Dutch divine (b. 1560, d. 1609).
Armoniac (a.) Ammoniac.
Armorial (a.) Belonging to armor, or to the heraldic arms or escutcheon of a family.
Armorist (n.) One skilled in coat armor or heraldry.
Armories (pl. ) of Armory
Armozeen (n.) Alt. of Armozine
Armozine (n.) A thick plain silk, generally black, and used for clerical.
Arnicine (n.) An alkaloid obtained from the arnica plant.
Aromatic (a.) Alt. of Aromatical
Aromatic (n.) A plant, drug, or medicine, characterized by a fragrant smell, and usually by a warm, pungent taste, as ginger, cinnamon, spices.
Arousing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Arouse
Arpeggio (n.) The production of the tones of a chord in rapid succession, as in playing the harp, and not simultaneously; a strain thus played.
Arquated (a.) Shaped like a bow; arcuate; curved.
Arquebus (n.) Alt. of Arquebuse
Arranged (imp. & p. p.) of Arrange
Arranger (n.) One who arranges.
Arrantly (adv.) Notoriously, in an ill sense; infamously; impudently; shamefully.
Arrasene (n.) A material of wool or silk used for working the figures in embroidery.
Arrastre (n.) A rude apparatus for pulverizing ores, esp. those containing free gold.
Arraught () Obtained; seized.
Arraying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Array
Arrected (a.) Lifted up; raised; erect.
Arrected (a.) Attentive, as a person listening.
Arrested (imp. & p. p.) of Arrest
Arrestee (v.) The person in whose hands is the property attached by arrestment.
Arrester (n.) One who arrests.
Arrester (n.) The person at whose suit an arrestment is made.
Arrhizal (a.) Alt. of Arrhizous
Arrhytmy (n.) Want of rhythm.
Arriving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Arrive
Arrogant (a.) Making, or having the disposition to make, exorbitant claims of rank or estimation; giving one's self an undue degree of importance; assuming; haughty; -- applied to persons.
Arrogant (a.) Containing arrogance; marked with arrogance; proceeding from undue claims or self-importance; -- applied to things; as, arrogant pretensions or behavior.
Arrogate (v. t.) To assume, or claim as one's own, unduly, proudly, or presumptuously; to make undue claims to, from vanity or baseless pretensions to right or merit; as, the pope arrogated dominion over kings.
Arrosion (n.) A gnawing.
Arsenate (n.) A salt of arsenic acid.
Arsenide (n.) A compound of arsenic with a metal, or positive element or radical; -- formerly called arseniuret.
Arsenite (n.) A salt formed by the union of arsenious acid with a base.
Arteriac (a.) Of or pertaining to the windpipe.
Arterial (a.) Of or pertaining to an artery, or the arteries; as, arterial action; the arterial system.
Arterial (a.) Of or pertaining to a main channel (resembling an artery), as a river, canal, or railroad.
Arteries (pl. ) of Artery
Artesian (a.) Of or pertaining to Artois (anciently called Artesium), in France.
Artfully (adv.) In an artful manner; with art or cunning; skillfully; dexterously; craftily.
Articled (imp. & p. p.) of Article
Articled (a.) Bound by articles; apprenticed; as, an articled clerk.
Articuli (pl. ) of Articulus
Artifice (n.) A handicraft; a trade; art of making.
Artifice (n.) Workmanship; a skillfully contrived work.
Artifice (n.) Artful or skillful contrivance.
Artifice (n.) Crafty device; an artful, ingenious, or elaborate trick. [Now the usual meaning.]
Artilize (v. t.) To make resemble.
Artistic (a.) Alt. of Artistical
Artistry (n.) Works of art collectively.
Artistry (n.) Artistic effect or quality.
Artistry (n.) Artistic pursuits; artistic ability.
Artotype (n.) A kind of autotype.
Aruspice (n.) A soothsayer of ancient Rome. Same as Aruspex.
Aruspicy (n.) Prognostication by inspection of the entrails of victims slain sacrifice.
Arvicole (n.) A mouse of the genus Arvicola; the meadow mouse. There are many species.
Aryanize (v. t.) To make Aryan (a language, or in language).
Brabbler (n.) A clamorous, quarrelsome, noisy fellow; a wrangler.
Braccate (a.) Furnished with feathers which conceal the feet.
Bracelet (n.) An ornamental band or ring, for the wrist or the arm; in modern times, an ornament encircling the wrist, worn by women or girls.
Bracelet (n.) A piece of defensive armor for the arm.
Brachial (a.) Pertaining or belonging to the arm; as, the brachial artery; the brachial nerve.
Brachial (a.) Of the nature of an arm; resembling an arm.
Bracchia (pl. ) of Brachium
Brachium (n.) The upper arm; the segment of the fore limb between the shoulder and the elbow.
Brachman (n.) See Brahman.
Brackish (a.) Saltish, or salt in a moderate degree, as water in sa
Bracteal (a.) Having the nature or appearance of a bract.
Bractlet (n.) A bract on the stalk of a single flower, which is itself on a main stalk that support several flowers.
Brad awl () A straight awl with chisel edge, used to make holes for brads, etc.
Bragging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Brag
Braggart (v. i.) A boaster.
Braggart (a.) Boastful.
Bragless (a.) Without bragging.
Brahmans (pl. ) of Brahmin
Brahmins (pl. ) of Brahmin
Brahmani (n.) Any Brahman woman.
Braiding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Braid
Braiding (n.) The act of making or using braids.
Braiding (n.) Braids, collectively; trimming.
Braining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Brain
Brainish (a.) Hot-headed; furious.
Brainpan (n.) The bones which inclose the brain; the skull; the cranium.
Brakemen (pl. ) of Brakeman
Brakeman (n.) A man in charge of a brake or brakes.
Brakeman (n.) The man in charge of the winding (or hoisting) engine for a mine.
Brambled (a.) Overgrown with brambles.
Braminic () See Brahman, Brachmanic, etc.
Brancard (n.) A litter on which a person may be carried.
Branches (pl. ) of Branch
Branched (imp. & p. p.) of Branch
Brancher (n.) That which shoots forth branches; one who shows growth in various directions.
Brancher (n.) A young hawk when it begins to leave the nest and take to the branches.
Branchia (n.) A gill; a respiratory organ for breathing the air contained in water, such as many aquatic and semiaquatic animals have.
Branding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Brand
Brandied (a.) Mingled with brandy; made stronger by the addition of brandy; flavored or treated with brandy; as, brandied peaches.
Brandish (n.) To move or wave, as a weapon; to raise and move in various directions; to shake or flourish.
Brandish (n.) To play with; to flourish; as, to brandish syllogisms.
Brandish (n.) A flourish, as with a weapon, whip, etc.
Brandlin (n.) Same as Branlin, fish and worm.
Brandies (pl. ) of Brandy
Brangled (imp. & p. p.) of Brangle
Brangler (n.) A quarrelsome person.
Bran-new (a.) See Brand-new.
Brantail (n.) The European redstart; -- so called from the red color of its tail.
Branular (a.) Relating to the brain; cerebral.
Brassage (n.) A sum formerly levied to pay the expense of coinage; -- now called seigniorage.
Brassart (n.) Armor for the arm; -- generally used for the whole arm from the shoulder to the wrist, and consisting, in the 15th and 16th centuries, of many parts.
Brassets (n.) See Brassart.
Brassica (n.) A genus of plants embracing several species and varieties differing much in appearance and qualities: such as the common cabbage (B. oleracea), broccoli, cauliflowers, etc.; the wild turnip (B. campestris); the common turnip (B. rapa); the rape or coleseed (B. napus), etc.
Bratsche (n.) The tenor viola, or viola.
Brattice (n.) A wall of separation in a shaft or gallery used for ventilation.
Brattice (n.) Planking to support a roof or wall.
Braunite (n.) A native oxide of manganese, of dark brownish black color. It was named from a Mr. Braun of Gotha.
Brawling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Brawl
Brawling (a.) Quarreling; quarrelsome; noisy.
Brawling (a.) Making a loud confused noise. See Brawl, v. i., 3.
Brazened (imp. & p. p.) of Brazen
Brazenly (adv.) In a bold, impudent manner.
Brazilin (n.) A substance contained in both Brazil wood and Sapan wood, from which it is extracted as a yellow crystal
Breached (imp. & p. p.) of Breach
Breaking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Break
Breakage (n.) The act of breaking; a break; a breaking; also, articles broken.
Breakage (n.) An allowance or compensation for things broken accidentally, as in transportation or use.
Breakman (n.) See Brakeman.
Break-up (n.) Disruption; a separation and dispersion of the parts or members; as, a break-up of an assembly or dinner party; a break-up of the government.
Breaming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bream
Breasted (imp. & p. p.) of Breast
Breasted (a.) Having a breast; -- used in composition with qualifying words, in either a literal or a metaphorical sense; as, a single-breasted coat.
Breathed (imp. & p. p.) of Breathe
Breather (n.) One who breathes. Hence: (a) One who lives.(b) One who utters. (c) One who animates or inspires.
Breather (n.) That which puts one out of breath, as violent exercise.
Breeched (imp. & p. p.) of Breech
Breeches (n. pl.) A garment worn by men, covering the hips and thighs; smallclothes.
Breeches (n. pl.) Trousers; pantaloons.
Breeding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Breed
Breeding (n.) The act or process of generating or bearing.
Breeding (n.) The raising or improving of any kind of domestic animals; as, farmers should pay attention to breeding.
Breeding (n.) Nurture; education; formation of manners.
Breeding (n.) Deportment or behavior in the external offices and decorums of social life; manners; knowledge of, or training in, the ceremonies, or polite observances of society.
Breeding (n.) Descent; pedigree; extraction.
Brenning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Brenne
Brennage (n.) A tribute which tenants paid to their lord, in lieu of bran, which they were obliged to furnish for his hounds.
Brethren (n.) pl. of Brother.
Brettice (n.) The wooden boarding used in supporting the roofs and walls of coal mines. See Brattice.
Brevetcy (n.) The rank or condition of a brevet officer.
Breviary (n.) An abridgment; a compend; an epitome; a brief account or summary.
Breviary (n.) A book containing the daily public or canonical prayers of the Roman Catholic or of the Greek Church for the seven canonical hours, namely, matins and lauds, the first, third, sixth, and ninth hours, vespers, and comp
Breviate (n.) A short compend; a summary; a brief statement.
Breviate (n.) A lawyer's brief.
Breviate (v. t.) To abbreviate.
Breviped (a.) Having short legs.
Breviped (n.) A breviped bird.
Brevipen (n.) A brevipennate bird.
Brezilin (n.) See Brazilin.
Briarean (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, Briareus, a giant fabled to have a hundred hands; hence, hundred-handed or many-handed.
Bribable (a.) Capable of being bribed.
Bricking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Brick
Brickbat (n.) A piece or fragment of a brick. See Bat, 4.
Bridalty (n.) Celebration of the nuptial feast.
Bridebed (n.) The marriage bed.
Brideman (n.) See Bridesmaid, Bridesman.
Bridging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bridge
Bridling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bridle
Briefman (n.) One who makes a brief.
Briefman (n.) A copier of a manuscript.
Brigaded (imp. & p. p.) of Brigade
Brighten (a.) To make bright or brighter; to make to shine; to increase the luster of; to give a brighter hue to.
Brighten (a.) To make illustrious, or more distinguished; to add luster or splendor to.
Brighten (a.) To improve or relieve by dispelling gloom or removing that which obscures and darkens; to shed light upon; to make cheerful; as, to brighten one's prospects.
Brighten (a.) To make acute or witty; to enliven.
Brighten (v. i.) To grow bright, or more bright; to become less dark or gloomy; to clear up; to become bright or cheerful.
Brightly (adv.) Brilliantly; splendidly; with luster; as, brightly shining armor.
Brightly (adv.) With lively intelligence; intelligently.
Brimming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Brim
Brimless (a.) Having no brim; as, brimless caps.
Brimming (a.) Full to the brim; overflowing.
Brindled (a.) Having dark streaks or spots on a gray or tawny ground; brinded.
Bringing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bring
Bricking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Brisk
Bristled (imp. & p. p.) of Bristle
Britzska (n.) A long carriage, with a calash top, so constructed as to give space for reclining at night, when used on a journey.
Broached (imp. & p. p.) of Broach
Broacher (n.) A spit; a broach.
Broacher (n.) One who broaches, opens, or utters; a first publisher or promoter.
Broadish (a.) Rather broad; moderately broad.
Brocaded (a.) Woven or worked, as brocade, with gold and silver, or with raised flowers, etc.
Brocaded (a.) Dressed in brocade.
Brocatel (n.) A kind of coarse brocade, or figured fabric, used chiefly for tapestry, linings for carriages, etc.
Brocatel (n.) A marble, clouded and veined with white, gray, yellow, and red, in which the yellow usually prevails. It is also called Siena marble, from its locality.
Broccoli (n.) A plant of the Cabbage species (Brassica oleracea) of many varieties, resembling the cauliflower. The "curd," or flowering head, is the part used for food.
Brochure (v. t.) A printed and stitched book containing only a few leaves; a pamphlet.
Brockish (a.) Beastly; brutal.
Brodekin (n.) A buskin or half-boot.
Broidery (n.) Embroidery.
Broiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Broil
Broiling (a.) Excessively hot; as, a broiling sun.
Broiling (n.) The act of causing anything to broil.
Brokenly (adv.) In a broken, interrupted manner; in a broken state; in broken language.
Brokerly (a.) Mean; servile.
Bromlife (n.) A carbonate of baryta and lime, intermediate between witherite and strontianite; -- called also alstonite.
Bromuret (n.) See Bromide.
Bronchia (n. pl.) The bronchial tubes which arise from the branching of the trachea, esp. the subdivision of the bronchi.
Bronchic (a.) Bronchial.
Bronchus (n.) One of the subdivisions of the trachea or windpipe; esp. one of the two primary divisions.
Bronzing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bronze
Bronzine (n.) A metal so prepared as to have the appearance of bronze.
Bronzine (a.) Made of bronzine; resembling bronze; bronzelike.
Bronzing (n.) The act or art of communicating to articles in metal, wood, clay, plaster, etc., the appearance of bronze by means of bronze powders, or imitative painting, or by chemical processes.
Bronzing (n.) A material for bronzing.
Bronzist (n.) One who makes, imitates, collects, or deals in, bronzes.
Bronzite (n.) A variety of enstatite, often having a bronzelike luster. It is a silicate of magnesia and iron, of the pyroxene family.
Brooding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Brood
Brooking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Brook
Brookite (n.) A mineral consisting of titanic oxide, and hence identical with rutile and octahedrite in composition, but crystallizing in the orthorhombic system.
Brooklet (n.) A small brook.
Brothers (pl. ) of Brother
Brethren (pl. ) of Brother
Brothers (pl. ) of Brother
Brethren (pl. ) of Brother
Brougham (n.) A light, close carriage, with seats inside for two or four, and the fore wheels so arranged as to turn short.
Browbeat (imp.) of Browbeat
Browbeat (v. t.) To depress or bear down with haughty, stern looks, or with arrogant speech and dogmatic assertions; to abash or disconcert by impudent or abusive words or looks; to bully; as, to browbeat witnesses.
Browdyng (n.) Embroidery.
Browless (a.) Without shame.
Browning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Brown
Brownian (a.) Pertaining to Dr. Robert Brown, who first demonstrated (about 1827) the commonness of the motion described below.
Browning (n.) The act or operation of giving a brown color, as to gun barrels, etc.
Browning (n.) A smooth coat of brown mortar, usually the second coat, and the preparation for the finishing coat of plaster.
Brownish (a.) Somewhat brown.
Brownism (n.) The views or teachings of Robert Brown of the Brownists.
Brownism (n.) The doctrines of the Brunonian system of medicine. See Brunonian.
Brownist (n.) A follower of Robert Brown, of England, in the 16th century, who taught that every church is complete and independent in itself when organized, and consists of members meeting in one place, having full power to elect and depose its officers.
Brownist (n.) One who advocates the Brunonian system of medicine.
Browpost (n.) A beam that goes across a building.
Browsing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Browse
Browsing (n.) Browse; also, a place abounding with shrubs where animals may browse.
Browspot (n.) A rounded organ between the eyes of the frog; the interocular gland.
Bruising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bruise
Bruiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bruit
Brumaire (n.) The second month of the calendar adopted by the first French republic. It began thirty days after the autumnal equinox. See Vendemiaire.
Brunette (a.) A girl or woman with a somewhat brown or dark complexion.
Brunette (a.) Having a dark tint.
Brushing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Brush
Brushing (a.) Constructed or used to brush with; as a brushing machine.
Brushing (a.) Brisk; light; as, a brushing gallop.
Brushite (n.) A white or gray crystal
Brussels (n.) A city of Belgium, giving its name to a kind of carpet, a kind of lace, etc.
Brustled (imp. & p. p.) of Brustle
Brutally (adv.) In a brutal manner; cruelly.
Bryology (n.) That part of botany which relates to mosses.
Bryozoan (a.) Of or pertaining to the Bryozoa.
Bryozoan (n.) One of the Bryozoa.
Bryozoum (n.) An individual zooid of a bryozoan coral
Crabbing (n.) The act or art of catching crabs.
Crabbing (n.) The fighting of hawks with each other.
Crabbing (n.) A process of scouring cloth between rolls in a machine.
Crabbish (a.) Somewhat sour or cross.
Cracking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Crack
Crackled (a.) Covered with minute cracks in the glaze; -- said of some kinds of porcelain and fine earthenware.
Cracknel (v. t.) A hard brittle cake or biscuit.
Cracowes (n. pl.) Long-toed boots or shoes formerly worn in many parts of Europe; -- so called from Cracow, in Poland, where they were first worn in the fourteenth century.
Cradling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cradle
Cradling (n.) The act of using a cradle.
Cradling (n.) Cutting a cask into two pieces lengthwise, to enable it to pass a narrow place, the two parts being afterward united and rehooped.
Cradling (n.) The framework in arched or coved ceilings to which the laths are nailed.
Craftily (adv.) With craft; artfully; cunningly.
Cragsmen (pl. ) of Cragsman
Cragsman (n.) One accustomed to climb rocks or crags; esp., one who makes a business of climbing the cliffs overhanging the sea to get the eggs of sea birds or the birds themselves.
Cramming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cram
Cramoisy (a.) Crimson.
Cramping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cramp
Craniota (n. pl.) A comprehensive division of the Vertebrata, including all those that have a skull.
Craniums (pl. ) of Cranium
Crannied (a.) Having crannies, chinks, or fissures; as, a crannied wall.
Crannoge (n.) One of the stockaded islands in Scotland and Ireland which in ancient times were numerous in the lakes of both countries. They may be regarded as the very latest class of prehistoric strongholds, reaching their greatest development in early historic times, and surviving through the Middle Ages. See also Lake dwellings, under Lake.
Crannies (pl. ) of Cranny
Crannied (imp. & p. p.) of Cranny
Crantara (n.) The fiery cross, used as a rallying signal in the Highlands of Scotland.
Crashing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Crash
Crashing (n.) The noise of many things falling and breaking at once.
Cravened (imp. & p. p.) of Craven
Crawfish (n.) Alt. of Crayfish
Crayfish (n.) Any crustacean of the family Astacidae, resembling the lobster, but smaller, and found in fresh waters. Crawfishes are esteemed very delicate food both in Europe and America. The North American species are numerous and mostly belong to the genus Cambarus. The blind crawfish of the Mammoth Cave is Cambarus pellucidus. The common European species is Astacus fluviatilis.
Crawford (n.) A Crawford peach; a well-known freestone peach, with yellow flesh, first raised by Mr. William Crawford, of New Jersey.
Crawling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Crawl
Crayfish (n.) See Crawfish.
Crayoned (imp. & p. p.) of Crayon
Creaking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Creak
Creaking (n.) A harsh grating or squeaking sound, or the act of making such a sound.
Creaming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cream
Creamery (n.) A place where butter and cheese are made, or where milk and cream are put up in cans for market.
Creamery (n.) A place or apparatus in which milk is set for raising cream.
Creamery (n.) An establishment where cream is sold.
Creasing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Crease
Creasing (n.) A layer of tiles forming a corona for a wall.
Creasote (n.) See Creosote.
Creating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Create
Creation (n.) The act of creating or causing to exist. Specifically, the act of bringing the universe or this world into existence.
Creation (n.) That which is created; that which is produced or caused to exist, as the world or some original work of art or of the imagination; nature.
Creation (n.) The act of constituting or investing with a new character; appointment; formation.
Creative (a.) Having the power to create; exerting the act of creation.
Creatrix (n.) A creatress.
Creature (n.) Anything created; anything not self-existent; especially, any being created with life; an animal; a man.
Creature (n.) A human being, in pity, contempt, or endearment; as, a poor creature; a pretty creature.
Creature (n.) A person who owes his rise and fortune to another; a servile dependent; an instrument; a tool.
Creature (n.) A general term among farmers for horses, oxen, etc.
Crebrous (a.) Frequent; numerous.
Credence (n.) Reliance of the mind on evidence of facts derived from other sources than personal knowledge; belief; credit; confidence.
Credence (n.) That which gives a claim to credit, belief, or confidence; as, a letter of credence.
Credence (n.) The small table by the side of the altar or communion table, on which the bread and wine are placed before being consecrated.
Credence (n.) A cupboard, sideboard, or cabinet, particularly one intended for the display of rich vessels or plate, and consisting chiefly of open shelves for that purpose.
Credence (v. t.) To give credence to; to believe.
Credenda (pl. ) of Credendum
Credible (a.) Capable of being credited or believed; worthy of belief; entitled to confidence; trustworthy.
Credibly (adv.) In a manner inducing belief; as, I have been credibly informed of the event.
Credited (imp. & p. p.) of Credit
Creditor (n.) One who credits, believes, or trusts.
Creditor (n.) One who gives credit in business matters; hence, one to whom money is due; -- correlative to debtor.
Creeping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Creep
Creeping (a.) Crawling, or moving close to the ground.
Creeping (a.) Growing along, and clinging to, the ground, or to a wall, etc., by means of rootlets or tendrils.
Cremator (n.) One who, or that which, cremates or consumes to ashes.
Cremosin (n.) See Crimson.
Crenated (a.) Having the margin cut into rounded teeth notches, or scallops.
Crenelle (n.) Alt. of Crenel
Creolean (a.) Alt. of Creolian
Creolian (a.) Pertaining to, or characteristic of, the Creoles.
Creolian (n. ) A Creole.
Creosote (n.) Wood-tar oil; an oily antiseptic liquid, of a burning smoky taste, colorless when pure, but usually colored yellow or brown by impurity or exposure. It is a complex mixture of various phenols and their ethers, and is obtained by the distillation of wood tar, especially that of beechwood.
Creosote (v. t.) To saturate or impregnate with creosote, as timber, for the prevention of decay.
Crepance (n.) Alt. of Crepane
Crepitus (n.) The noise produced by a sudden discharge of wind from the bowels.
Crepitus (n.) Same as Crepitation, 2.
Crescent (n.) The increasing moon; the moon in her first quarter, or when defined by a concave and a convex edge; also, applied improperly to the old or decreasing moon in a like state.
Crescent (n.) Anything having the shape of a crescent or new moon.
Crescent (n.) A representation of the increasing moon, often used as an emblem or badge
Crescent (n.) A symbol of Artemis, or Diana.
Crescent (n.) The ancient symbol of Byzantium or Constantinople.
Crescent (n.) The emblem of the Turkish Empire, adopted after the taking of Constantinople.
Crescent (n.) Any one of three orders of knighthood; the first instituted by Charles I., king of Naples and Sicily, in 1268; the second by Rene of Anjou, in 1448; and the third by the Sultan Selim III., in 1801, to be conferred upon foreigners to whom Turkey might be indebted for valuable services.
Crescent (n.) The emblem of the increasing moon with horns directed upward, when used in a coat of arms; -- often used as a mark of cadency to distinguish a second son and his descendants.
Crescent (a.) Shaped like a crescent.
Crescent (a.) Increasing; growing.
Crescent (v. t.) To form into a crescent, or something resembling a crescent.
Crescent (v. t.) To adorn with crescents.
Crescive (a.) Increasing; growing.
Cresting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Crest
Cresting (n.) An ornamental finish on the top of a wall or ridge of a roof.
Cresylic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, cresol, creosote, etc.
Cretonne (n.) A strong white fabric with warp of hemp and weft of flax.
Cretonne (n.) A fabric with cotton warp and woolen weft.
Cretonne (n.) A kind of chintz with a glossy surface.
Creutzer (n.) See Kreutzer.
Crevalle (n.) The cavally or jurel.
Crevalle (n.) The pompano (Trachynotus Carolinus).
Crevasse (n.) A deep crevice or fissure, as in embankment; one of the clefts or fissure by which the mass of a glacier is divided.
Crevasse (n.) A breach in the levee or embankment of a river, caused by the pressure of the water, as on the lower Mississippi.
Creviced (a.) Having a crevice or crevices; as, a creviced structure for storing ears of corn.
Cribbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Crib
Cribbage (v. t.) A game of cards, played by two or four persons, in which there is a crib. (See Crib, 11.) It is characterized by a great variety of chances.
Cribbing (n.) The act of inclosing or confining in a crib or in close quarters.
Cribbing (n.) Purloining; stealing; plagiarizing.
Cribbing (n.) A framework of timbers and plank backing for a shaft lining, to prevent caving, percolation of water, etc.
Cribbing (n.) A vicious habit of a horse; crib-biting. The horse lays hold of the crib or manger with his teeth and draws air into the stomach with a grunting sound.
Cribbled (imp. & p. p.) of Cribble
Cribrate (a.) Cribriform.
Cribrose (a.) Perforated like a sieve; cribriform.
Crimeful (a.) Criminal; wicked; contrary to law, right, or dury.
Criminal (a.) Guilty of crime or sin.
Criminal (a.) Involving a crime; of the nature of a crime; -- said of an act or of conduct; as, criminal carelessness.
Criminal (a.) Relating to crime; -- opposed to civil; as, the criminal code.
Criminal (n.) One who has commited a crime; especially, one who is found guilty by verdict, confession, or proof; a malefactor; a felon.
Crimosin (n.) See Crimson.
Crimping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Crimp
Crimpage (n.) The act or practice of crimping; money paid to a crimp for shipping or enlisting men.
Crimpled (imp. & p. p.) of Crimple
Crinated (a.) Having hair; hairy.
Cringing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cringe
Crinital (a.) Same as Crinite, 1.
Crinkled (imp. & p. p.) of Crinkle
Crinkled (a.) Having short bends, turns, or wrinkles; wrinkled; wavy; zigzag.
Crippled (imp. & p. p.) of Cripple
Crippled (a.) Lamed; lame; disabled; impeded.
Crippler (n.) A wooden tool used in graining leather.
Crisping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Crisp
Crispate (a.) Alt. of Crispated
Cristate (a.) Crested.
Criteria (pl. ) of Criterion
Critical (n.) Qualified to criticise, or pass judgment upon, literary or artistic productions.
Critical (n.) Pertaining to criticism or the critic's art; of the nature of a criticism; accurate; as, critical knowledge; a critical dissertation.
Critical (n.) Inc
Critical (n.) Inc
Critical (n.) Characterized by thoroughness and a reference to principles, as becomes a critic; as, a critical analysis of a subject.
Critical (n.) Pertaining to, or indicating, a crisis, turning point, or specially important juncture; important as regards consequences; hence, of doubtful issue; attended with risk; dangerous; as, the critical stage of a fever; a critical situation.
Critique (n.) The art of criticism.
Critique (n.) A critical examination or estimate of a work of literature or art; a critical dissertation or essay; a careful and through analysis of any subject; a criticism; as, Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason."
Critique (n.) A critic; one who criticises.
Critique (v.) To criticise or pass judgment upon.
Croaking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Croak
Croatian (a.) Of or pertaining to Croatia.
Croatian (n.) A Croat.
Croceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or like, saffron; deep reddish yellow.
Crocetin (n.) A dyestuff, obtained from the Chinese crocin, which produces a brilliant yellow.
Crociary (n.) One who carries the cross before an archbishop.
Crocking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Crock
Crockery (n.) Earthenware; vessels formed of baked clay, especially the coarser kinds.
Crocoite (n.) Lead chromate occuring in crystals of a bright hyacinth red color; -- called also red lead ore.
Croconic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling saffron; having the color of saffron; as, croconic acid.
Croconic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, croconic acid.
Crefting (n.) Croftland.
Crefting (n.) Exposing
Croisade (n.) Alt. of Croisado
Croisado (n.) A holy war; a crusade.
Cromlech (n.) A monument of rough stones composed of one or more large ones supported in a horizontal position upon others. They are found chiefly in countries inhabited by the ancient Celts, and are of a period anterior to the introduction of Christianity into these countries.
Cromorna (n.) A certain reed stop in the organ, of a quality of tone resembling that of the oboe.
Crooking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Crook
Crookack (a.) Hunched.
Crooning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Croon
Cropping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Crop
Crop-ear (n.) A person or animal whose ears are cropped.
Cropsick (a.) Sick from excess in eating or drinking.
Crossing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cross
Crossbar (n.) A transverse bar or piece, as a bar across a door, or as the iron bar or stock which passes through the shank of an anchor to insure its turning fluke down.
Crossbow (n.) A weapon, used in discharging arrows, formed by placing a bow crosswise on a stock.
Crosscut (v. t.) To cut across or through; to intersect.
Crosscut (n.) A short cut across; a path shorter than by the high road.
Crosscut (n.) A level driven across the course of a vein, or across the main workings, as from one gangway to another.
Crossing (v. t.) The act by which anything is crossed; as, the crossing of the ocean.
Crossing (v. t.) The act of making the sign of the cross.
Crossing (v. t.) The act of interbreeding; a mixing of breeds.
Crossing (v. t.) Intersection, as of two paths or roads.
Crossing (v. t.) A place where anything (as a stream) is crossed; a paved walk across a street.
Crossing (v. t.) Contradiction; thwarting; obstruction.
Crosslet (n.) A small cross.
Crosslet (n.) A crucible.
Crosslet (a.) Crossed again; -- said of a cross the arms of which are crossed. SeeCross-crosslet.
Crossrow (n.) The alphabet; -- called also Christcross-row.
Crossrow (n.) A row that crosses others.
Crossway (n.) See Crossroad.
Crotalum (n.) A kind of castanet used by the Corybantes.
Crotalus (n.) A genus of poisonous serpents, including the rattlesnakes.
Crotches (pl. ) of Crotch
Crotched (a.) Having a crotch; forked.
Crotched (a.) Cross; peevish.
Crotchet (n.) A forked support; a crotch.
Crotchet (n.) A time note, with a stem, having one fourth the value of a semibreve, one half that of a minim, and twice that of a quaver; a quarter note.
Crotchet (n.) An indentation in the glacis of the covered way, at a point where a traverse is placed.
Crotchet (n.) The arrangement of a body of troops, either forward or rearward, so as to form a
Crotchet (n.) A bracket. See Bracket.
Crotchet (n.) An instrument of a hooked form, used in certain cases in the extraction of a fetus.
Crotchet (n.) A perverse fancy; a whim which takes possession of the mind; a conceit.
Crotchet (v. i.) To play music in measured time.
Crotonic (a.) Of or pertaining to, or derived from, a plant of the genus Croton, or from croton oil.
Crottles (n. pl.) A name given to various lichens gathered for dyeing.
Crouched (imp. & p. p.) of Crouch
Crouched (a.) Marked with the sign of the cross.
Croupade (n.) A leap in which the horse pulls up his hind legs toward his belly.
Croupier (n.) One who presides at a gaming table and collects the stakes.
Croupier (n.) One who, at a public dinner party, sits at the lower end of the table as assistant chairman.
Croupous (a.) Relating to or resembling croup; especially, attended with the formation of a deposit or membrane like that found in membranous croup; as, croupous laryngitis.
Crowding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Crowd
Crowfoot (n.) The genus Ranunculus, of many species; some are common weeds, others are flowering plants of considerable beauty.
Crowfoot (n.) A number of small cords rove through a long block, or euphroe, to suspend an awning by.
Crowfoot (n.) A caltrop.
Crowfoot (n.) A tool with a side claw for recovering broken rods, etc.
Crowning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Crown
Crownlet (n.) A coronet.
Crowstep (n.) See Corriestep.
Cruciate (a.) Tormented.
Cruciate (a.) Having the leaves or petals arranged in the form of a cross; cruciform.
Cruciate (v. t.) To torture; to torment. [Obs.] See Excruciate.
Crucible (n.) A vessel or melting pot, composed of some very refractory substance, as clay, graphite, platinum, and used for melting and calcining substances which require a strong degree of heat, as metals, ores, etc.
Crucible (n.) A hollow place at the bottom of a furnace, to receive the melted metal.
Crucible (n.) A test of the most decisive kind; a severe trial; as, the crucible of affliction.
Crucifer (n.) Any plant of the order Cruciferae.
Crucifix (n.) A representation in art of the figure of Christ upon the cross; esp., the sculptured figure affixed to a real cross of wood, ivory, metal, or the like, used by the Roman Catholics in their devotions.
Crucifix (n.) The cross or religion of Christ.
Cruising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cruise
Crumbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Crumb
Crumbled (imp. & p. p.) of Crumble
Crumenal (n.) A purse.
Crumpled (imp. & p. p.) of Crumple
Crunched (imp. & p. p.) of Crunch
Crunodal (a.) Possessing, or characterized by, a crunode; -- used of curves.
Crusaded (imp. & p. p.) of Crusade
Crusader (n.) One engaged in a crusade; as, the crusaders of the Middle Ages.
Crushing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Crush
Crushing (a.) That crushes; overwhelming.
Crusting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Crust
Crustily (adv.) In a crusty or surly manner; morosely.
Crutches (pl. ) of Crutch
Crutched (a.) Supported upon crutches.
Crutched (a.) Marked with the sign of the cross; crouched.
Cryolite (n.) A fluoride of sodium and aluminum, found in Greenland, in white cleavable masses; -- used as a source of soda and alumina.
Crypturi (n. pl.) An order of flying, drom/ognathous birds, including the tinamous of South America. See Tinamou.
Drabbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Drab
Drabbish (a.) Somewhat drab in color.
Drabbish (a.) Having the character of a drab or low wench.
Drabbled (imp. & p. p.) of Drabble
Drabbler (n.) A piece of canvas fastened by lacing to the bonnet of a sail, to give it a greater depth, or more drop.
Dracaena (n.) A genus of liliaceous plants with woody stems and funnel-shaped flowers.
Dracanth (n.) A kind of gum; -- called also gum tragacanth, or tragacanth. See Tragacanth.
Drachmas (pl. ) of Drachma
Drachmae (pl. ) of Drachma
Draconic (a.) Relating to Draco, the Athenian lawgiver; or to the constellation Draco; or to dragon's blood.
Draconin (n.) A red resin forming the essential basis of dragon's blood; -- called also dracin.
Draffish (a.) Worthless; draffy.
Drafting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Draft
Dragging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Drag
Dragbolt (n.) A coupling pin. See under Coupling.
Draggled (imp. & p. p.) of Draggle
Draglink (n.) A link connecting the cranks of two shafts.
Draglink (n.) A drawbar.
Dragoman (n.) An interpreter; -- so called in the Levant and other parts of the East.
Dragonet (n.) A little dragon.
Dragonet (n.) A small British marine fish (Callionymuslyra); -- called also yellow sculpin, fox, and gowdie.
Draining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Drain
Drainage (n.) A draining; a gradual flowing off of any liquid; also, that which flows out of a drain.
Drainage (n.) The mode in which the waters of a country pass off by its streams and rivers.
Drainage (n.) The system of drains and their operation, by which superfluous water is removed from towns, railway beds, mines, and other works.
Drainage (n.) Area or district drained; as, the drainage of the Po, the Thames, etc.
Drainage (n.) The act, process, or means of drawing off the pus or fluids from a wound, abscess, etc.
Draining (v. t.) The art of carrying off surplus water, as from land.
Dramatic (a.) Alt. of Dramatical
Dramming (n.) The practice of drinking drams.
Dramshop (n.) A shop or barroom where spirits are sold by the dram.
Draughts (n. pl.) A mild vesicatory. See Draught, n., 3 (c).
Draughts (n. pl.) A game, now more commonly called checkers. See Checkers.
Draughty (a.) Pertaining to a draught, or current of air; as, a draughtly, comfortless room.
Drawable (a.) Capable of being drawn.
Drawback (n.) A loss of advantage, or deduction from profit, value, success, etc.; a discouragement or hindrance; objectionable feature.
Drawback (n.) Money paid back or remitted; especially, a certain amount of duties or customs, sometimes the whole, and sometimes only a part, remitted or paid back by the government, on the exportation of the commodities on which they were levied.
Drawbolt (n.) A coupling pin. See under Coupling.
Drawbore (n.) A hole bored through a tenon nearer to the shoulder than the holes through the cheeks are to the edge or abutment against which the shoulder is to rest, so that a pin or bolt, when driven into it, will draw these parts together.
Drawbore (v. t.) To make a drawbore in; as, to drawbore a tenon.
Drawbore (v. t.) To enlarge the bore of a gun barrel by drawing, instead of thrusting, a revolving tool through it.
Draw-cut (n.) A single cut with a knife.
Drawgear (n.) A harness for draught horses.
Drawgear (n.) The means or parts by which cars are connected to be drawn.
Drawhead (n.) The flanged outer end of a drawbar; also, a name applied to the drawgear.
Drawling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Drawl
Drawling (n.) The act of speaking with a drawl; a drawl.
Drawlink (n.) Same as Drawbar (b).
Drawloom (n.) A kind of loom used in weaving figured patterns; -- called also drawboy.
Drawloom (n.) A species of damask made on the drawloom.
Dreading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dread
Dreadful (a.) Full of dread or terror; fearful.
Dreadful (a.) Inspiring dread; impressing great fear; fearful; terrible; as, a dreadful storm.
Dreadful (a.) Inspiring awe or reverence; awful.
Dreaming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dream
Dreamful (a.) Full of dreams.
Dreamily (adv.) As if in a dream; softly; slowly; languidly.
Drearily (adv.) Gloomily; dismally.
Drearing (n.) Sorrow.
Dredging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dredge
Dreggish (a.) Foul with lees; feculent.
Drenched (imp. & p. p.) of Drench
Drencher (n.) One who, or that which, west or steeps.
Drencher (n.) One who administers a drench.
Drengage (n.) The tenure by which a drench held land.
Dressing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dress
Dressing (n.) Dress; raiment; especially, ornamental habiliment or attire.
Dressing (n.) An application (a remedy, bandage, etc.) to a sore or wound.
Dressing (n.) Manure or compost over land. When it remains on the surface, it is called a top-dressing.
Dressing (n.) A preparation to fit food for use; a condiment; as, a dressing for salad.
Dressing (n.) The stuffing of fowls, pigs, etc.; forcemeat.
Dressing (n.) Gum, starch, and the like, used in stiffening or finishing silk,
Dressing (n.) An ornamental finish, as a molding around doors, windows, or on a ceiling, etc.
Dressing (n.) Castigation; scolding; -- often with down.
Dribbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Drib
Dribbled (imp. & p. p.) of Dribble
Dribbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dribble
Dribbler (n.) One who dribbles.
Dribblet (n.) Alt. of Driblet
Drifting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Drift
Driftage (n.) Deviation from a ship's course due to leeway.
Driftage (n.) Anything that drifts.
Driftpin (n.) A smooth drift. See Drift, n., 9.
Driftway (n.) A common way, road, or path, for driving cattle.
Driftway (n.) Same as Drift, 11.
Drilling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Drill
Drilling (n.) The act of piercing with a drill.
Drilling (n.) A training by repeated exercises.
Drilling (n.) The act of using a drill in sowing seeds.
Drilling (n.) A heavy, twilled fabric of
Drinking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Drink
Drinking (n.) The act of one who drinks; the act of imbibing.
Drinking (n.) The practice of partaking to excess of intoxicating liquors.
Drinking (n.) An entertainment with liquors; a carousal.
Dripping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Drip
Dripping (n.) A falling in drops, or the sound so made.
Dripping (n.) That which falls in drops, as fat from meat in roasting.
Driveled (imp. & p. p.) of Drivel
Driveler (n.) A slaverer; a slabberer; an idiot; a fool.
Driveway (n.) A passage or way along or through which a carriage may be driven.
Drizzled (imp. & p. p.) of Drizzle
Drofland (n.) Alt. of Dryfland
Dryfland (n.) An ancient yearly payment made by some tenants to the king, or to their landlords, for the privilege of driving their cattle through a manor to fairs or markets.
Drogoman (n.) See Dragoman.
Drolling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Droll
Drollery (n.) The quality of being droll; sportive tricks; buffoonery; droll stories; comical gestures or manners.
Drollery (n.) Something which serves to raise mirth
Drollery (n.) A puppet show; also, a puppet.
Drollery (n.) A lively or comic picture.
Drollish (a.) Somewhat droll.
Drollist (n.) A droll.
Drooling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Drool
Drooping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Droop
Dropping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Drop
Dropmeal (adv.) Alt. of Dropmele
Dropmele (adv.) By drops or small portions.
Dropping (n.) The action of causing to drop or of letting drop; falling.
Dropping (n.) That which falls in drops; the excrement or dung of animals.
Dropsied (a.) Diseased with drops.
Dropsies (pl. ) of Dropsy
Dropwise (adv.) After the manner of a drop; in the form of drops.
Dropworm (n.) The larva of any geometrid moth, which drops from trees by means of a thread of silk, as the cankerworm.
Dropwort (n.) An Old World species of Spiraea (S. filipendula), with finely cut leaves.
Droskies (pl. ) of Drosky
Drotchel (n.) See Drossel.
Droughty (a.) Characterized by drought; wanting rain; arid; adust.
Droughty (a.) Dry; thirsty; wanting drink.
Drowning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Drown
Drownage (n.) The act of drowning.
Drowsing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Drowse
Drowsily (adv.) In a drowsy manner.
Drubbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Drub
Drudging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Drudge
Drudgery (n.) The act of drudging; disagreeable and wearisome labor; ignoble or slavish toil.
Drugging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Drug
Druggist (n.) One who deals in drugs; especially, one who buys and sells drugs without compounding them; also, a pharmaceutist or apothecary.
Drugster (n.) A druggist.
Druidess (n.) A female Druid; a prophetess.
Druidish (a.) Druidic.
Druidism (n.) The system of religion, philosophy, and instruction, received and taught by the Druids; the rites and ceremonies of the Druids.
Drumming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Drum
Drumbeat (n.) The sound of a beaten drum; drum music.
Drumfish (n.) Any fish of the family Sciaenidae, which makes a loud noise by means of its air bladder; -- called also drum.
Drumhead (n.) The parchment or skin stretched over one end of a drum.
Drumhead (n.) The top of a capstan which is pierced with sockets for levers used in turning it. See Illust. of Capstan.
Drumming (n.) The act of beating upon, or as if upon, a drum; also, the noise which the male of the ruffed grouse makes in spring, by beating his wings upon his sides.
Drunkard (n.) One who habitually drinks strong liquors immoderately; one whose habit it is to get drunk; a toper; a sot.
Drupelet (n.) A small drupe, as one of the pulpy grains of the blackberry.
Dryandra (n.) A genus of shrubs growing in Australia, having beautiful, hard, dry, evergreen leaves.
Dry-beat (v. t.) To beat severely.
Dry dock () See under Dock.
Dry-eyed (a.) Not having tears in the eyes.
Drynurse (v. t.) To feed, attend, and bring up without the breast.
Dry-shod (a.) Without wetting the feet.
Eradiate (v. i.) To shoot forth, as rays of light; to beam; to radiate.
Erasable (a.) Capable of being erased.
Erastian (n.) One of the followers of Thomas Erastus, a German physician and theologian of the 16th century. He held that the punishment of all offenses should be referred to the civil power, and that holy communion was open to all. In the present day, an Erastian is one who would see the church placed entirely under the control of the State.
Erecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Erect
Erectile (a.) Capable of being erected; susceptible of being erected of dilated.
Erection (n.) The act of erecting, or raising upright; the act of constructing, as a building or a wall, or of fitting together the parts of, as a machine; the act of founding or establishing, as a commonwealth or an office; also, the act of rousing to excitement or courage.
Erection (n.) The state of being erected, lifted up, built, established, or founded; exaltation of feelings or purposes.
Erection (n.) State of being stretched to stiffness; tension.
Erection (n.) Anything erected; a building of any kind.
Erection (n.) The state of a part which, from having been soft, has become hard and swollen by the accumulation of blood in the erectile tissue.
Erective (a.) Making erect or upright; raising; tending to erect.
Eremitic (a.) Alt. of Eremitical
Ereption (n.) A snatching away.
Erethism (n.) A morbid degree of excitement or irritation in an organ.
Erewhile (adv.) Alt. of Erewhiles
Ergotine () A powerful astringent alkaloid extracted from ergot as a brown, amorphous, bitter substance. It is used to produce contraction of the uterus.
Ergotism (n.) A logical deduction.
Ergotism (n.) A diseased condition produced by eating rye affected with the ergot fungus.
Ericinol (n.) A colorless oil (quickly becoming brown), with a pleasant odor, obtained by the decomposition of ericolin.
Ericolin (n.) A glucoside found in the bearberry (and others of the Ericaceae), and extracted as a bitter, yellow, amorphous mass.
Eridanus (n.) A long, winding constellation extending southward from Taurus and containing the bright star Achernar.
Erigible (a.) Capable of being erected.
Erminois (n.) See Note under Ermine, n., 4.
Erogated (imp. & p. p.) of Erogate
Erotesis (n.) A figure o/ speech by which a strong affirmation of the contrary, is implied under the form o/ an earnest interrogation, as in the following
Erotical (a.) Of or pertaining to the passion of love; treating of love; amatory.
Errabund (a.) Erratic.
Errantia (n. pl.) A group of chaetopod annelids, including those that are not confined to tubes. See Chaetopoda.
Errantry (n.) A wandering; a roving; esp., a roving in quest of adventures.
Errantry (n.) The employment of a knight-errant.
Erration (n.) A wandering; a roving about.
Errorful (a.) Full of error; wrong.
Errorist (n.) One who encourages and propagates error; one who holds to error.
Eructate (v. t.) To eject, as wind, from the stomach; to belch.
Erudiate (v. t.) To instruct; to educate; to teach.
Erumpent (a.) Breaking out; -- said of certain fungi which burst through the texture of leaves.
Eruption (n.) The act of breaking out or bursting forth; as: (a) A violent throwing out of flames, lava, etc., as from a volcano of a fissure in the earth's crust. (b) A sudden and overwhelming hostile movement of armed men from one country to another. Milton. (c) A violent commotion.
Eruption (n.) That which bursts forth.
Eruption (n.) A violent exclamation; ejaculation.
Eruption (n.) The breaking out of pimples, or an efflorescence, as in measles, scarlatina, etc.
Eruptive (a.) Breaking out or bursting forth.
Eruptive (a.) Attended with eruption or efflorescence, or producing it; as, an eruptive fever.
Eruptive (a.) Produced by eruption; as, eruptive rocks, such as the igneous or volcanic.
Eruptive (n.) An eruptive rock.
Eryngium (n.) A genus of umbelliferous plants somewhat like thistles in appearance. Eryngium maritimum, or sea holly, has been highly esteemed as an aphrodisiac, the roots being formerly candied.
Erythema (n.) A disease of the skin, in which a diffused inflammation forms rose-colored patches of variable size.
Erythric (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or resembling, erythrin.
Erythrin (n.) Alt. of Erythrine
Fraction (n.) The act of breaking, or state of being broken, especially by violence.
Fraction (n.) A portion; a fragment.
Fraction (n.) One or more aliquot parts of a unit or whole number; an expression for a definite portion of a unit or magnitude.
Fraction (v. t.) To separate by means of, or to subject to, fractional distillation or crystallization; to fractionate; -- frequently used with out; as, to fraction out a certain grade of oil from pretroleum.
Fracture (n.) The act of breaking or snapping asunder; rupture; breach.
Fracture (n.) The breaking of a bone.
Fracture (n.) The texture of a freshly broken surface; as, a compact fracture; an even, hackly, or conchoidal fracture.
Fracture (v. t.) To cause a fracture or fractures in; to break; to burst asunder; to crack; to separate the continuous parts of; as, to fracture a bone; to fracture the skull.
Fraenula (pl. ) of Fraenulum
Fraenums (pl. ) of Frenum
Fragment (v. t.) A part broken off; a small, detached portion; an imperfect part; as, a fragment of an ancient writing.
Fragrant (a.) Affecting the olfactory nerves agreeably; sweet of smell; odorous; having or emitting an agreeable perfume.
Framable (a.) Capable of being framed.
Frampoid (a.) Peevish; cross; vexatious; quarrelsome.
Frangent (a.) Causing fracture; breaking.
Franking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Frank
Franking (n.) A method of forming a joint at the intersection of window-sash bars, by cutting away only enough wood to show a miter.
Frankish (a.) Like, or pertaining to, the Franks.
Franklin (a.) An English freeholder, or substantial householder.
Frapping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Frap
Fratrage (n.) A sharing among brothers, or brothers' kin.
Fraudful (a.) Full of fraud, deceit, or treachery; trickish; treacherous; fraudulent; -- applied to persons or things.
Fraxinus (n.) A genus of deciduous forest trees, found in the north temperate zone, and including the true ash trees.
Freaking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Freak
Freaking (a.) Freakish.
Freakish (a.) Apt to change the mind suddenly; whimsical; capricious.
Freckled (imp. & p. p.) of Freckle
Freckled (a.) Marked with freckles; spotted.
Freeborn (a.) Born free; not born in vassalage; inheriting freedom.
Freedmen (pl. ) of Freedman
Freedman (n.) A man who has been a slave, and has been set free.
Freehold (n.) An estate in real property, of inheritance (in fee simple or fee tail) or for life; or the tenure by which such estate is held.
Freeness (n.) The state or quality of being free; freedom; liberty; openness; liberality; gratuitousness.
Freewill (a.) Of or pertaining to free will; voluntary; spontaneous; as, a freewill offering.
Freezing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Freeze
Freezing (a.) Tending to freeze; for freezing; hence, cold or distant in manner.
Frenetir (a.) Distracted; mad; frantic; phrenetic.
Frenzied (p. p. & a.) Affected with frenzy; frantic; maddened.
Frenzies (pl. ) of Frenzy
Frequent (n.) Often to be met with; happening at short intervals; often repeated or occurring; as, frequent visits.
Frequent (n.) Addicted to any course of conduct; inc
Frequent (n.) Full; crowded; thronged.
Frequent (n.) Often or commonly reported.
Frequent (a.) To visit often; to resort to often or habitually.
Frequent (a.) To make full; to fill.
Frescade (a.) A cool walk; shady place.
Frescoes (pl. ) of Fresco
Frescoed (imp. & p. p.) of Fresco
Freshmen (pl. ) of Freshman
Freshman (n.) novice; one in the rudiments of knowledge; especially, a student during his fist year in a college or university.
Fretting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fret
Fretwork (n.) Work adorned with frets; ornamental openwork or work in relief, esp. when elaborate and minute in its parts. Hence, any minute play of light and shade, dark and light, or the like.
Friation (n.) The act of breaking up or pulverizing.
Fribbler (n.) A trifler; a fribble.
Friborgh (n.) The pledge and tithing, afterwards called by the Normans frankpledge. See Frankpledge.
Fricando (n.) A ragout or fricassee of veal; a fancy dish of veal or of boned turkey, served as an entree, -- called also fricandel.
Ftiction (n.) The act of rubbing the surface of one body against that of another; attrition; in hygiene, the act of rubbing the body with the hand, with flannel, or with a brush etc., to excite the skin to healthy action.
Ftiction (n.) The resistance which a body meets with from the surface on which it moves. It may be resistance to sliding motion, or to rolling motion.
Ftiction (n.) A clashing between two persons or parties in opinions or work; a disagreement tending to prevent or retard progress.
Fridstol (n.) Alt. of Frithstool
Friended (imp. & p. p.) of Friend
Friended (a.) Having friends;
Friended (a.) Inc
Friendly (a.) Having the temper and disposition of a friend; disposed to promote the good of another; kind; favorable.
Friendly (a.) Appropriate to, or implying, friendship; befitting friends; amicable.
Friendly (a.) Not hostile; as, a friendly power or state.
Friendly (a.) Promoting the good of any person; favorable; propitious; serviceable; as, a friendly breeze or gale.
Friendly (adv.) In the manner of friends; amicably; like friends.
Friesish (a.) Friesic.
Frighted (imp.) of Fright
Frighten (v. t.) To disturb with fear; to throw into a state of alarm or fright; to affright; to terrify.
Frigidly (adv.) In a frigid manner; coldly; dully; without affection.
Frilling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Frill
Frimaire (n.) The third month of the French republican calendar. It commenced November 21, and ended December 20., See Vendemiaire.
Fringing (p. pr. & vb. a.) of Fringe
Fringent (a.) Encircling like a fringe; bordering.
Frippery (n.) Coast-off clothes.
Frippery (n.) Hence: Secondhand finery; cheap and tawdry decoration; affected elegance.
Frippery (n.) A place where old clothes are sold.
Frippery (n.) The trade or traffic in old clothes.
Frippery (a.) Trifling; contemptible.
Friseur' (n.) A hairdresser.
Frisking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Frisk
Friskful (a.) Brisk; lively; frolicsome.
Fritting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Frit
Fritting (n.) The formation of frit or slag by heat with but incipient fusion.
Frizzing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Friz
Frizette (n.) A curl of hair or silk; a pad of frizzed hair or silk worn by women under the hair to stuff it out.
Frizzled (imp. & p. p.) of Frizzle
Frizzler (n.) One who frizzles.
Frogfish (n.) See Angler, n., 2.
Frogfish (n.) An oceanic fish of the genus Antennarius or Pterophrynoides; -- called also mousefish and toadfish.
Frolicky (a.) Frolicsome.
Frolicly (adv.) In a frolicsome manner; with mirth and gayety.
Fromward (prep.) Alt. of Fromwards
Frondent (a.) Covered with leaves; leafy; as, a frondent tree.
Frondeur (n.) A member of the Fronde.
Frondlet (n.) A very small frond, or distinct portion of a compound frond.
Frondose (a.) Frond bearing; resembling a frond; having a simple expansion not separable into stem and leaves.
Frondose (a.) Leafy.
Frondous (a.) Frondose.
Fronting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Front
Frontage (n.) The front part of an edifice or lot; extent of front.
Frontate (a.) Alt. of Fron'tated
Frontier (n.) That part of a country which fronts or faces another country or an unsettled region; the marches; the border, confine, or extreme part of a country, bordering on another country; the border of the settled and cultivated part of a country; as, the frontier of civilization.
Frontier (n.) An outwork.
Frontier (a.) Lying on the exterior part; bordering; conterminous; as, a frontier town.
Frontier (a.) Of or relating to a frontier.
Frontier (v. i.) To constitute or form a frontier; to have a frontier; -- with on.
Frontlet (n.) A frontal or brow band; a fillet or band worn on the forehead.
Frontlet (n.) A frown (likened to a frontlet).
Frontlet (n.) The margin of the head, behind the bill of birds, often bearing rigid bristles.
Froppish (a.) Peevish; froward.
Frostted (imp. & p. p.) of Frost
Frosting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Frost
Frostily (adv.) In a frosty manner.
Frosting (n.) A composition of sugar and beaten egg, used to cover or ornament cake, pudding, etc.
Frosting (n.) A lusterless finish of metal or glass; the process of producing such a finish.
Froterer (n.) One who frotes; one who rubs or chafes.
Frothing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Froth
Frothily (adv.) In a frothy manner.
Frothing (n.) Exaggerated declamation; rant.
Frounced (imp. & p. p.) of Frounce
Frowning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Frown
Fructify (v. i.) To bear fruit.
Fructify (v. t.) To make fruitful; to render productive; to fertilize; as, to fructify the earth.
Fructose (n.) Fruit sugar; levulose.
Fructure (n.) Use; fruition; enjoyment.
Frugally (adv.) Thriftily; prudently.
Fruitage (n.) Fruit, collectively; fruit, in general; fruitery.
Fruitage (n.) Product or result of any action; effect, good or ill.
Fruitery (n.) Fruit, taken collectively; fruitage.
Fruitery (n.) A repository for fruit.
Fruitful (a.) Full of fruit; producing fruit abundantly; bearing results; prolific; fertile; liberal; bountiful; as, a fruitful tree, or season, or soil; a fruitful wife.
Fruiting (a.) Pertaining to, or producing, fruit.
Fruiting (n.) The bearing of fruit.
Fruition (n.) Use or possession of anything, especially such as is accompanied with pleasure or satisfaction; pleasure derived from possession or use.
Fruitive (a.) Enjoying; possessing.
Frumenty (n.) Food made of hulled wheat boiled in milk, with sugar, plums, etc.
Frumpish (a.) Cross-tempered; scornful.
Frumpish (a.) Old-fashioned, as a woman's dress.
Frustule (n.) The siliceous shell of a diatom. It is composed of two valves, one overlapping the other, like a pill box and its cover.
Frustums (pl. ) of Frustum
Graafian (a.) Pertaining to, or discovered by, Regnier de Graaf, a Dutch physician.
Grabbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Grab
Grabbled (imp. & p. p.) of Grabble
Graceful (a.) Displaying grace or beauty in form or action; elegant; easy; agreeable in appearance; as, a graceful walk, deportment, speaker, air, act, speech.
Gracious (a.) Abounding in grace or mercy; manifesting love,. or bestowing mercy; characterized by grace; beneficent; merciful; disposed to show kindness or favor; condescending; as, his most gracious majesty.
Gracious (a.) Abounding in beauty, love
Gracious (a.) Produced by divine grace; influenced or controlled by the divine influence; as, gracious affections.
Gradient (a.) Moving by steps; walking; as, gradient automata.
Gradient (a.) Rising or descending by regular degrees of inclination; as, the gradient
Gradient (a.) Adapted for walking, as the feet of certain birds.
Gradient (n.) The rate of regular or graded ascent or descent in a road; grade.
Gradient (n.) A part of a road which slopes upward or downward; a portion of a way not level; a grade.
Gradient (n.) The rate of increase or decrease of a variable magnitude, or the curve which represents it; as, a thermometric gradient.
Gradinos (pl. ) of Gradino
Graduate (n.) To mark with degrees; to divide into regular steps, grades, or intervals, as the scale of a thermometer, a scheme of punishment or rewards, etc.
Graduate (n.) To admit or elevate to a certain grade or degree; esp., in a college or university, to admit, at the close of the course, to an honorable standing defined by a diploma; as, he was graduated at Yale College.
Graduate (n.) To prepare gradually; to arrange, temper, or modify by degrees or to a certain degree; to determine the degrees of; as, to graduate the heat of an oven.
Graduate (n.) To bring to a certain degree of consistency, by evaporation, as a fluid.
Graduate (v. i.) To pass by degrees; to change gradually; to shade off; as, sandstone which graduates into gneiss; carnelian sometimes graduates into quartz.
Graduate (v. i.) To taper, as the tail of certain birds.
Graduate (v. i.) To take a degree in a college or university; to become a graduate; to receive a diploma.
Graduate (n.) One who has received an academical or professional degree; one who has completed the prescribed course of study in any school or institution of learning.
Graduate (n.) A graduated cup, tube, or flask; a measuring glass used by apothecaries and chemists. See under Graduated.
Graduate (n. & v.) Arranged by successive steps or degrees; graduated.
Graffage (n.) The scarp of a ditch or moat.
Graffiti (n. pl.) Inscriptions, figure drawings, etc., found on the walls of ancient sepulchers or ruins, as in the Catacombs, or at Pompeii.
Grafting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Graft
Grafting (n.) The act or method of weaving a cover for a ring, rope end, etc.
Grafting (n.) The transplanting of a portion of flesh or skin to a denuded surface; autoplasty.
Grafting (n.) A scarfing or endwise attachment of one timber to another.
Graining (n.) Indentation; roughening; milling, as on edges of coins.
Graining (n.) A process in dressing leather, by which the skin is softened and the grain raised.
Graining (n.) Painting or staining, in imitation of the grain of wood, atone, etc.
Graining (n.) The process of separating soap from spent lye, as with salt.
Graining (n.) A small European fresh-water fish (Leuciscus vulgaris); - called also dobule, and dace.
Gralloch (n.) Offal of a deer.
Gralloch (v. t.) To remove the offal from (a deer).
Gramarye (n.) Necromancy; magic.
Gramercy (interj.) A word formerly used to express thankfulness, with surprise; many thanks.
Granatin (n.) Mannite; -- so called because found in the pomegranate.
Grandeur (n.) The state or quality of being grand; vastness; greatness; splendor; magnificence; state
Grandity (n.) Grandness.
Grandson (n.) A son's or daughter's son.
Granilla (n.) Small grains or dust of cochineal or the coccus insect.
Granitic (a.) Like granite in composition, color, etc.; having the nature of granite; as, granitic texture.
Granitic (a.) Consisting of granite; as, granitic mountains.
Granting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Grant
Granular (a.) Consisting of, or resembling, grains; as, a granular substance.
Graphics (n.) The art or the science of drawing; esp. of drawing according to mathematical rules, as in perspective, projection, and the like.
Graphite (n.) Native carbon in hexagonal crystals, also foliated or granular massive, of black color and metallic luster, and so soft as to leave a trace on paper. It is used for pencils (improperly called lead pencils), for crucibles, and as a lubricator, etc. Often called plumbago or black lead.
Grappled (imp. & p. p.) of Grapple
Grapsoid (a.) Pertaining to the genus Grapsus or the family Grapsidae.
Grapsoid (n.) A grapsoid crab.
Qraspine (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Grasp
Grasping (a.) Seizing; embracing; catching.
Grasping (a.) Avaricious; greedy of gain; covetous; close; miserly; as, he is a grasping man.
Grassing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Grass
Grateful (a.) Having a due sense of benefits received; kindly disposed toward one from whom a favor has been received; willing to acknowledge and repay, or give thanks for, benefits; as, a grateful heart.
Grateful (a.) Affording pleasure; pleasing to the senses; gratifying; delicious; as, a grateful present; food grateful to the palate; grateful sleep.
Gratuity (n.) Something given freely or without recompense; a free gift; a present.
Gratuity (n.) Something voluntarily given in return for a favor or service, as a recompense or acknowledgment.
Gravamen (a.) The grievance complained of; the substantial cause of the action; also, in general, the ground or essence of a complaint. Bouvier.
Graveled (imp. & p. p.) of Gravel
Gravelly (a.) Abounding with gravel; consisting of gravel; as, a gravelly soil.
Grayback (n.) The California gray whale.
Grayback (n.) The redbreasted sandpiper or knot.
Grayback (n.) The dowitcher.
Grayback (n.) The body louse.
Grayling (a.) A European fish (Thymallus vulgaris), allied to the trout, but having a very broad dorsal fin; -- called also umber. It inhabits cold mountain streams, and is valued as a game fish.
Grayling (a.) An American fish of the genus Thymallus, having similar habits to the above; one species (T. Ontariensis), inhabits several streams in Michigan; another (T. montanus), is found in the Yellowstone region.
Grayness (n.) The quality of being gray.
Grazioso (adv.) Gracefully; smoothly; elegantly.
Greasing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Grease
Greasily (adv.) In a greasy manner.
Greasily (adv.) In a gross or indelicate manner.
Greaving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Greave
Grecized (imp. & p. p.) of Grecize
Greedily (adv.) In a greedy manner.
Greegree (n.) An African talisman or Gri'gri' charm.
Greekess (n.) A female Greek.
Greekish (a.) Peculiar to Greece.
Greening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Green
Greenery (n.) Green plants; verdure.
Greening (n.) A greenish apple, of several varieties, among which the Rhode Island greening is the best known for its fine-grained acid flesh and its excellent keeping quality.
Greenish (a.) Somewhat green; having a tinge of green; as, a greenish yellow.
Greenlet (n.) l. (Zool.) One of numerous species of small American singing birds, of the genus Vireo, as the solitary, or blue-headed (Vireo solitarius); the brotherly-love (V. Philadelphicus); the warbling greenlet (V. gilvus); the yellow-throated greenlet (V. flavifrons) and others. See Vireo.
Greenlet (n.) Any species of Cyclorhis, a genus of tropical American birds allied to the tits.
Greeting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Greet
Greeting (n.) Expression of kindness or joy; salutation at meeting; a compliment from one absent.
Greffier (n.) A registrar or recorder; a notary.
Grewsome (a.) Alt. of Gruesome
Gruesome (a.) Ugly; frightful.
Gridelin (n.) A color mixed of white, and red, or a gray violet.
Gridiron (n.) A grated iron utensil for broiling flesh and fish over coals.
Gridiron (n.) An openwork frame on which vessels are placed for examination, cleaning, and repairs.
Gridiron (n.) A football field.
Griefful (a.) Full of grief or sorrow.
Grieving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Grieve
Grieving (a.) Sad; sorrowful; causing grief.
Grieving (n.) The act of causing grief; the state of being grieved.
Grievous (a.) Causing grief or sorrow; painful; afflictive; hard to bear; offensive; harmful.
Grievous (a.) Characterized by great atrocity; heinous; aggravated; flagitious; as, a grievous sin.
Grievous (a.) Full of, or expressing, grief; showing great sorrow or affliction; as, a grievous cry.
Grilling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Grill
Grillade (v. t.) The act of grilling; also, that which is grilled.
Grillage (n.) A framework of sleepers and crossbeams forming a foundation in marshy or treacherous soil.
Grimaced (a.) Distorted; crabbed.
Grimness (n.) Fierceness of look; sternness; crabbedness; forbiddingness.
Grinning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Grin
Grinding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Grind
Grindery (n.) Leather workers' materials.
Grinding (a. & n.) from Grind.
Grindlet (n.) A small drain.
Grinting (n.) Grinding.
Gripeful (a.) Disposed to gripe; extortionate.
Gripsack (n.) A traveler's handbag.
Griseous (a.) Of a light color, or white, mottled with black or brown; grizzled or grizzly.
Grisette (n.) A French girl or young married woman of the lower class; more frequently, a young working woman who is fond of gallantry.
Gritting (p. pr. &, vb. n.) of Grit
Gritrock (n.) Alt. of Gritstone
Grizelin (a.) See Gridelin.
Grizzled (a.) Gray; grayish; sprinkled or mixed with gray; of a mixed white and black.
Groaning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Groan
Groanful (a.) Agonizing; sad.
Groggery (n.) A grogshop.
Grogshop (n.) A shop or room where strong liquors are sold and drunk; a dramshop.
Groining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Groin
Gromwell (n.) A plant of the genus Lithospermum (L. arvense), anciently used, because of its stony pericarp, in the cure of gravel. The German gromwell is the Stellera.
Grooming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Groom
Grooving (n.) The act of forming a groove or grooves; a groove, or collection of grooves.
Grosbeak (n.) One of various species of finches having a large, stout beak. The common European grosbeak or hawfinch is Coccothraustes vulgaris.
Groschen (n.) A small silver coin and money of account of Germany, worth about two cents. It is not included in the new monetary system of the empire.
Grottoes (pl. ) of Grotto
Grounded (imp. & p. p.) of Ground
Grounden () p. p. of Grind.
Groundly (adv.) Solidly; deeply; thoroughly.
Grouping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Group
Grouping (n.) The disposal or relative arrangement of figures or objects, as in, drawing, painting, and sculpture, or in ornamental design.
Grouting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Grout
Grouting (n.) The process of filling in or finishing with grout; also, the grout thus filled in.
Groutnol (n.) Same as Growthead.
Groveled (imp. & p. p.) of Grovel
Groveler (n.) One who grovels; an abject wretch.
Growable (a.) Capable of growth.
Growling (p. pr. & vb. e.) of Growl
Grubbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Grub
Grubworm (n.) See Grub, n., 1.
Grudging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Grudge
Gurgeons (n. pl.) Coarse meal.
Gruddger (n.) One who grudges.
Gruesome (a.) Same as Grewsome.
Grunbled (imp. & p. p.) of Grumble
Grumbler (n.) One who grumbles.
Grumpily (adv.) In a surly manner; sullenly.
Grundsel (n.) Groundsel.
Grunting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Grunt
Gryphaea (n.) A genus of cretaceous fossil shells allied to the oyster.
Gryphite (n.) A shell of the genus Gryphea.
Irenarch (n.) An officer in the Greek empire having functions corresponding to those of a justice of the peace.
Irenical (a.) Fitted or designed to promote peace; pacific; conciliatory; peaceful.
Irenicon (n.) A proposition or device for securing peace, especially in the church.
Irestone (n.) Any very hard rock.
Irideous (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a large natural order of endogenous plants (Iridaceae), which includes the genera Iris, Ixia, Crocus, Gladiolus, and many others.
Iridious (a.) Of or pertaining to iridium; -- applied specifically to compounds in which iridium has a low valence.
Iridized (imp. & p. p.) of Iridize
Irisated (a.) Exhibiting the prismatic colors; irised; iridescent.
Iriscope (n.) A philosophical toy for exhibiting the prismatic tints by means of thin films.
Irishism (n.) A mode of speaking peculiar to the Irish; an Hibernicism.
Irishmen (pl. ) of Irishman
Irishman (n.) A man born in Ireland or of the Irish race; an Hibernian.
Ironclad (a.) Clad in iron; protected or covered with iron, as a vessel for naval warfare.
Ironclad (a.) Rigorous; severe; exacting; as, an ironclad oath or pledge.
Ironclad (n.) A naval vessel having the parts above water covered and protected by iron or steel usually in large plates closely joined and made sufficiently thick and strong to resist heavy shot.
Ironical (a.) Pertaining to irony; containing, expressing, or characterized by, irony; as, an ironical remark.
Ironical (a.) Addicted to the use of irony; given to irony.
Ironware (n.) Articles made of iron, as household utensils, tools, and the like.
Ironweed (n.) A tall weed with purplish flowers (Vernonia Noveboracensis). The name is also applied to other plants of the same genus.
Ironwood (n.) A tree unusually hard, strong, or heavy wood.
Ironwork (n.) Anything made of iron; -- a general name of such parts or pieces of a building, vessel, carriage, etc., as consist of iron.
Ironwort (n.) An herb of the Mint family (Sideritis), supposed to heal sword cuts; also, a species of Galeopsis.
Iroquois (n. sing. & pl.) A powerful and warlike confederacy of Indian tribes, formerly inhabiting Central New York and constituting most of the Five Nations. Also, any Indian of the Iroquois tribes.
Irrelate (a.) Irrelative; unconnected.
Irrigate (v. t.) To water; to wet; to moisten with running or dropping water; to bedew.
Irrigate (v. t.) To water, as land, by causing a stream to flow upon, over, or through it, as in artificial channels.
Irrision (n.) The act of laughing at another; derision.
Irritant (a.) Rendering null and void; conditionally invalidating.
Irritant (a.) Irritating; producing irritation or inflammation.
Irritant (n.) That which irritates or excites.
Irritant (n.) Any agent by which irritation is produced; as, a chemical irritant; a mechanical or electrical irritant.
Irritant (n.) A poison that produces inflammation.
Irritate (v. t.) To render null and void.
Irritate (v. t.) To increase the action or violence of; to heighten excitement in; to intensify; to stimulate.
Irritate (v. t.) To excite anger or displeasure in; to provoke; to tease; to exasperate; to annoy; to vex; as, the insolence of a tyrant irritates his subjects.
Irritate (v. t.) To produce irritation in; to stimulate; to cause to contract. See Irritation, n., 2.
Irritate (n.) To make morbidly excitable, or oversensitive; to fret; as, the skin is irritated by friction; to irritate a wound by a coarse bandage.
Irritate (a.) Excited; heightened.
Irrorate (v. t.) To sprinkle or moisten with dew; to bedew.
Irrorate (a.) Covered with minute grains, appearing like fine sand.
Irrugate (v. t.) To wrinkle.
Irrupted (a.) Broken with violence.
Krameria (n.) A genus of spreading shrubs with many stems, from one species of which (K. triandra), found in Peru, rhatany root, used as a medicine, is obtained.
Krameric (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, Krameria (rhatany); as, krameric acid, usually called ratanhia-tannic acid.
Kreosote (n.) See Creosote.
Kreutzer (n.) A small copper coin formerly used in South Germany; also, a small Austrian copper coin.
Krumhorn (n.) A reed instrument of music of the cornet kind, now obsolete (see Cornet, 1, a.).
Krumhorn (a.) A reed stop in the organ; -- sometimes called cremona.
Kryolite (n.) See Cryolite.
Orabassu (n.) A South American monkey of the genus Callithrix, esp.
Oracling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Oracle
Oracular (a.) Of or pertaining to an oracle; uttering oracles; forecasting the future; as, an oracular tongue.
Oracular (a.) Resembling an oracle in some way, as in solemnity, wisdom, authority, obscurity, ambiguity, dogmatism.
Oragious (a.) Stormy.
Orangeat (n.) Candied orange peel; also, orangeade.
Orangery (n.) A place for raising oranges; a plantation of orange trees.
Orangite () An orange-yellow variety of the mineral thorite, found in Norway.
Oratorio (n.) A more or less dramatic text or poem, founded on some Scripture nerrative, or great divine event, elaborately set to music, in recitative, arias, grand choruses, etc., to be sung with an orchestral accompaniment, but without action, scenery, or costume, although the oratorio grew out of the Mysteries and the Miracle and Passion plays, which were acted.
Oratorio (n.) Performance or rendering of such a composition.
Oratress (n.) A woman who makes public addresses.
Orbation (n.) The state of being orbate, or deprived of parents or children; privation, in general; bereavement.
Orbicula (n.) Same as Discina.
Orbitary (a.) Situated around the orbit; as, the orbitary feathers of a bird.
Orbitude (n.) Alt. of Orbity
Orbulina (n.) A genus of minute living Foraminifera having a globular shell.
Orcadian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Orkney Islands.
Orchanet (n.) Same as Alkanet, 2.
Orchises (pl. ) of Orchis
Orchitis (n.) Inflammation of the testicles.
Ordained (imp. & p. p.) of Ordain
Ordainer (n.) One who ordains.
Ordalian (a.) Of or pertaining to trial by ordeal.
Ordering (p pr. & vb. n.) of Order
Ordering (n.) Disposition; distribution; management.
Ordinand (n.) One about to be ordained.
Ordinant (a.) Ordaining; decreeing.
Ordinant (n.) One who ordains.
Ordinary (a.) According to established order; methodical; settled; regular.
Ordinary (a.) Common; customary; usual.
Ordinary (a.) Of common rank, quality, or ability; not distinguished by superior excellence or beauty; hence, not distinguished in any way; commonplace; inferior; of little merit; as, men of ordinary judgment; an ordinary book.
Ordinary (n.) An officer who has original jurisdiction in his own right, and not by deputation.
Ordinary (n.) One who has immediate jurisdiction in matters ecclesiastical; an ecclesiastical judge; also, a deputy of the bishop, or a clergyman appointed to perform divine service for condemned criminals and assist in preparing them for death.
Ordinary (n.) A judicial officer, having generally the powers of a judge of probate or a surrogate.
Ordinary (n.) The mass; the common run.
Ordinary (n.) That which is so common, or continued, as to be considered a settled establishment or institution.
Ordinary (n.) Anything which is in ordinary or common use.
Ordinary (n.) A dining room or eating house where a meal is prepared for all comers, at a fixed price for the meal, in distinction from one where each dish is separately charged; a table d'hote; hence, also, the meal furnished at such a dining room.
Ordinary (n.) A charge or bearing of simple form, one of nine or ten which are in constant use. The bend, chevron, chief, cross, fesse, pale, and saltire are uniformly admitted as ordinaries. Some authorities include bar, bend sinister, pile, and others. See Subordinary.
Ordinate (a.) Well-ordered; orderly; regular; methodical.
Ordinate (n.) The distance of any point in a curve or a straight
Ordinate (v. t.) To appoint, to regulate; to harmonize.
Ordnance (n.) Heavy weapons of warfare; cannon, or great guns, mortars, and howitzers; artillery; sometimes, a general term for all weapons and appliances used in war.
Ordovian (a. & n.) Ordovician.
Ordurous (a.) Of or pertaining to ordure; filthy.
Oreodont (a.) Resembling, or allied to, the genus Oreodon.
Oreosoma (n. pl.) A genus of small oceanic fishes, remarkable for the large conical tubercles which cover the under surface.
Organdie (n.) Alt. of Organdy
Organism (n.) Organic structure; organization.
Organism (n.) An organized being; a living body, either vegetable or animal, compozed of different organs or parts with functions which are separate, but mutually dependent, and essential to the life of the individual.
Organist (n.) One who plays on the organ.
Organist (n.) One of the priests who organized or sung in parts.
Organity (n.) Organism.
Organize (v. t.) To furnish with organs; to give an organic structure to; to endow with capacity for the functions of life; as, an organized being; organized matter; -- in this sense used chiefly in the past participle.
Organize (v. t.) To arrange or constitute in parts, each having a special function, act, office, or relation; to systematize; to get into working order; -- applied to products of the human intellect, or to human institutions and undertakings, as a science, a government, an army, a war, etc.
Organize (v. t.) To sing in parts; as, to organize an anthem.
Organule (n.) One of the essential cells or elements of an organ. See Sense organule, under Sense.
Orgulous (a.) See Orgillous.
Oriental (a.) Of or pertaining to the orient or east; eastern; concerned with the East or Orientalism; -- opposed to occidental; as, Oriental countries.
Oriental (n.) A native or inhabitant of the Orient or some Eastern part of the world; an Asiatic.
Oriental (n.) Eastern Christians of the Greek rite.
Oriflamb (n.) Alt. of Oriflamme
Origanum (n.) A genus of aromatic labiate plants, including the sweet marjoram (O. Marjorana) and the wild marjoram (O. vulgare).
Original (a.) Pertaining to the origin or beginning; preceding all others; first in order; primitive; primary; pristine; as, the original state of man; the original laws of a country; the original inventor of a process.
Original (a.) Not copied, imitated, or translated; new; fresh; genuine; as, an original thought; an original process; the original text of Scripture.
Original (a.) Having the power to suggest new thoughts or combinations of thought; inventive; as, an original genius.
Original (a.) Before unused or unknown; new; as, a book full of original matter.
Original (n.) Origin; commencement; source.
Original (n.) That which precedes all others of its class; archetype; first copy; hence, an original work of art, manuscript, text, and the like, as distinguished from a copy, translation, etc.
Original (n.) An original thinker or writer; an originator.
Original (n.) A person of marked eccentricity.
Original (n.) The natural or wild species from which a domesticated or cultivated variety has been derived; as, the wolf is thought by some to be the original of the dog, the blackthorn the original of the plum.
Oriskany (a.) Designating, or pertaining to, certain beds, chiefly limestone, characteristic of the latest period of the Silurian age.
Orkneyan (a.) Of or pertaining to the Orkney islands.
Ornament (n.) That which embellishes or adorns; that which adds grace or beauty; embellishment; decoration; adornment.
Ornament (v. t.) To adorn; to deck; to embellish; to beautify; as, to ornament a room, or a city.
Ornately (adv.) In an ornate manner.
Ornature (n.) Decoration; ornamentation.
Ornithic (a.) Of or pertaining to birds; as, ornithic fossils.
Ornitho- () A combining form fr. Gr. /, /, a bird.
Ornithon (n.) An aviary; a poultry house.
Orphaned (imp. & p. p.) of Orphan
Orphancy (n.) Orphanhood.
Orphanet (n.) A little orphan.
Orpiment (n.) Arsenic sesquisulphide, produced artificially as an amorphous lemonyellow powder, and occurring naturally as a yellow crystal
Orreries (pl. ) of Orrery
Orseille (n.) See Archil.
Orsellic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid found in certain lichens, and called also lecanoric acid.
Orthodox (a.) Sound in opinion or doctrine, especially in religious doctrine; hence, holding the Christian faith; believing the doctrines taught in the Scriptures; -- opposed to heretical and heterodox; as, an orthodox Christian.
Orthodox (a.) According or congruous with the doctrines of Scripture, the creed of a church, the decree of a council, or the like; as, an orthodox opinion, book, etc.
Orthodox (a.) Approved; conventional.
Orthoepy (n.) The art of uttering words correctly; a correct pronunciation of words; also, mode of pronunciation.
Orthogon (n.) A rectangular figure.
Orthopny (n.) Specifically, a morbid condition in which respiration can be performed only in an erect posture; by extension, any difficulty of breathing.
Orvietan (n.) A kind of antidote for poisons; a counter poison formerly in vogue.
Oryctere (n.) The aard-vark.
Practice (n.) Frequently repeated or customary action; habitual performance; a succession of acts of a similar kind; usage; habit; custom; as, the practice of rising early; the practice of making regular entries of accounts; the practice of daily exercise.
Practice (n.) Customary or constant use; state of being used.
Practice (n.) Skill or dexterity acquired by use; expertness.
Practice (n.) Actual performance; application of knowledge; -- opposed to theory.
Practice (n.) Systematic exercise for instruction or discip
Practice (n.) Application of science to the wants of men; the exercise of any profession; professional business; as, the practice of medicine or law; a large or lucrative practice.
Practice (n.) Skillful or artful management; dexterity in contrivance or the use of means; art; stratagem; artifice; plot; -- usually in a bad sense.
Practice (n.) A easy and concise method of applying the rules of arithmetic to questions which occur in trade and business.
Practice (n.) The form, manner, and order of conducting and carrying on suits and prosecutions through their various stages, according to the principles of law and the rules laid down by the courts.
Practice (v. t.) To do or perform frequently, customarily, or habitually; to make a practice of; as, to practice gaming.
Practice (v. t.) To exercise, or follow, as a profession, trade, art, etc., as, to practice law or medicine.
Practice (v. t.) To exercise one's self in, for instruction or improvement, or to acquire discip
Practice (v. t.) To put into practice; to carry out; to act upon; to commit; to execute; to do.
Practice (v. t.) To make use of; to employ.
Practice (v. t.) To teach or accustom by practice; to train.
Practice (v. i.) To perform certain acts frequently or customarily, either for instruction, profit, or amusement; as, to practice with the broadsword or with the rifle; to practice on the piano.
Practice (v. i.) To learn by practice; to form a habit.
Practice (v. i.) To try artifices or stratagems.
Practice (v. i.) To apply theoretical science or knowledge, esp. by way of experiment; to exercise or pursue an employment or profession, esp. that of medicine or of law.
Practick (n.) Practice.
Practise (v. t. & i.) See Practice.
Practive (a.) Doing; active.
Praecava (n.) The superior vena cava.
Praecipe (n.) A writ commanding something to be done, or requiring a reason for neglecting it.
Praecipe (n.) A paper containing the particulars of a writ, lodged in the office out of which the writ is to be issued.
Praedial (a.) See Predial.
Praeter- () A prefix. See Preter-.
Prairial (n.) The ninth month of the French Republican calendar, which dated from September 22, 1792. It began May, 20, and ended June 18. See Vendemiaire.
Praising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Praise
Praiseer (n.) One who praises.
Praiseer (n.) An appraiser; a valuator.
Prancing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Prance
Prandial (a.) Of or pertaining to a repast, especially to dinner.
Pranking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Prank
Prankish (a.) Full of pranks; frolicsome.
Prateful (a.) Talkative.
Pratique (n.) Primarily, liberty of converse; intercourse; hence, a certificate, given after compliance with quarantine regulations, permitting a ship to land passengers and crew; -- a term used particularly in the south of Europe.
Pratique (n.) Practice; habits.
Prattled (imp. & p. p.) of Prattle
Prattler (n.) One who prattles.
Preached (imp. & p. p.) of Preach
Preacher (n.) One who preaches; one who discourses publicly on religious subjects.
Preacher (n.) One who inculcates anything with earnestness.
Preamble (n.) A introductory portion; an introduction or preface, as to a book, document, etc.; specifically, the introductory part of a statute, which states the reasons and intent of the law.
Preamble (v. t. & i.) To make a preamble to; to preface; to serve as a preamble.
Preaxial (a.) Situated in front of any transverse axis in the body of an animal; anterior; cephalic; esp., in front, or on the anterior, or cephalic (that is, radial or tibial) side of the axis of a limb.
Preative (a.) Alt. of Preatory
Preatory (a.) Suppliant; beseeching.
Preceded (imp. & p. p.) of Precede
Precinct (n.) The limit or exterior
Precinct (n.) A district within certain boundaries; a minor territorial or jurisdictional division; as, an election precinct; a school precinct.
Precinct (n.) A parish or prescribed territory attached to a church, and taxed for its support.
Precious (a.) Of great price; costly; as, a precious stone.
Precious (a.) Of great value or worth; very valuable; highly esteemed; dear; beloved; as, precious recollections.
Precious (a.) Particular; fastidious; overnice.
Preclude (v.) To put a barrier before; hence, to shut out; to hinder; to stop; to impede.
Preclude (v.) To shut out by anticipative action; to prevent or hinder by necessary consequence or implication; to deter action of, access to, employment of, etc.; to render ineffectual; to obviate by anticipation.
Precoces (n. pl.) Same as Praecoces.
Precurse (n.) A forerunning.
Predecay (n.) Premature decay.
Predella (n.) The step, or raised secondary part, of an altar; a superaltar; hence, in Italian painting, a band or frieze of several pictures running along the front of a superaltar, or forming a border or frame at the foot of an altarpiece.
Preelect (v. t.) To elect beforehand.
Preemtor (n.) One who preempts; esp., one who preempts public land.
Preening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Preen
Preerect (v. t.) To erect beforehand.
Preexist (v. i.) To exist previously; to exist before something else.
Prefaced (imp. & p. p.) of Preface
Prefacer (n.) The writer of a preface.
Prefixed (imp. & p. p.) of Prefix
Pregnant (a.) Being with young, as a female; having conceived; great with young; breeding; teeming; gravid; preparing to bring forth.
Pregnant (a.) Heavy with important contents, significance, or issue; full of consequence or results; weighty; as, pregnant replies.
Pregnant (a.) Full of promise; abounding in ability, resources, etc.; as, a pregnant youth.
Pregnant (n.) A pregnant woman.
Pregnant (a.) Affording entrance; receptive; yielding; willing; open; prompt.
Prehnite (n.) A pale green mineral occurring in crystal
Prejudge (v. t.) To judge before hearing, or before full and sufficient examination; to decide or sentence by anticipation; to condemn beforehand.
Prelatic (a.) Alt. of Prelatical
Prelatry (n.) Prelaty; prelacy.
Prelimit (v. t.) To limit previously.
Preluded (imp. & p. p.) of Prelude
Preluder (n.) One who, or that which, preludes; one who plays a prelude.
Premerit (v. t.) To merit or deserve beforehand.
Premiant (a.) Serving to reward; rewarding.
Premices (n. pl.) First fruits.
Premious (a.) Rich in gifts.
Premises (pl. ) of Premise
Premised (imp. & p. p.) of Premise
Premiums (pl. ) of Premium
Premolar (a.) Situated in front of the molar teeth.
Premolar (n.) An anterior molar tooth which has replaced a deciduous molar. See Tooth.
Premorse (a.) Terminated abruptly, or as it bitten off.
Prenasal (a.) Situated in front of the nose, or in front of the nasal chambers.
Prenatal (a.) Being or happening before birth.
Prenomen (n.) See Praenomen.
Prentice (n.) An apprentice.
Preorder (v. t.) To order to arrange beforehand; to foreordain.
Prepare/ (imp. & p. p.) of Prepare
Prepared (a.) Made fit or suitable; adapted; ready; as, prepared food; prepared questions.
Preparer (n.) One who, or that which, prepares, fits, or makes ready.
Prepense (v. t.) To weigh or consider beforehand; to premeditate.
Prepense (v. i.) To deliberate beforehand.
Prepense (v. t.) Devised, contrived, or planned beforehand; preconceived; premeditated; aforethought; -- usually placed after the word it qualifies; as, malice prepense.
Prepubic (a.) Situated in front of, or anterior to, the pubis; pertaining to the prepubis.
Prepubis (n.) A bone or cartilage, of some animals, situated in the middle
Presaged (imp. & p. p.) of Presage
Presager (n.) One who, or that which, presages; a foreteller; a foreboder.
Presbyte (n.) Same as Presbyope.
Prescind (v. t.) To cut off; to abstract.
Prescind (v. t.) To consider by a separate act of attention or analysis.
Prescuta (pl. ) of Prescutum
Presence (n.) The state of being present, or of being within sight or call, or at hand; -- opposed to absence.
Presence (n.) The place in which one is present; the part of space within one's ken, call, influence, etc.; neighborhood without the intervention of anything that forbids intercourse.
Presence (n.) Specifically, neighborhood to the person of one of superior of exalted rank; also, presence chamber.
Presence (n.) The whole of the personal qualities of an individual; person; personality; especially, the person of a superior, as a sovereign.
Presence (n.) An assembly, especially of person of rank or nobility; noble company.
Presence (n.) Port, mien; air; personal appearence.
Preserve (v. t.) To keep or save from injury or destruction; to guard or defend from evil, harm, danger, etc.; to protect.
Preserve (v. t.) To save from decay by the use of some preservative substance, as sugar, salt, etc.; to season and prepare for remaining in a good state, as fruits, meat, etc.; as, to preserve peaches or grapes.
Preserve (v. t.) To maintain throughout; to keep intact; as, to preserve appearances; to preserve silence.
Preserve (v. i.) To make preserves.
Preserve (v. i.) To protect game for purposes of sport.
Preserve (n.) That which is preserved; fruit, etc., seasoned and kept by suitable preparation; esp., fruit cooked with sugar; -- commonly in the plural.
Preserve (n.) A place in which game, fish, etc., are preserved for purposes of sport, or for food.
Presided (imp. & p. p.) of Preside
Presider (n.) One who presides.
Presidio (n.) A place of defense; a fortress; a garrison; a fortress; a garrison or guardhouse.
Pressing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Press
Pressing (a.) Urgent; exacting; importunate; as, a pressing necessity.
Pression (n.) The act of pressing; pressure.
Pression (n.) An endeavor to move.
Pressive (a.) Pressing; urgent; also, oppressive; as, pressive taxation.
Pressmen (pl. ) of Pressman
Pressman (n.) One who manages, or attends to, a press, esp. a printing press.
Pressman (n.) One who presses clothes; as, a tailor's pressman.
Pressman (n.) One of a press gang, who aids in forcing men into the naval service; also, one forced into the service.
Pressure (n.) The act of pressing, or the condition of being pressed; compression; a squeezing; a crushing; as, a pressure of the hand.
Pressure (n.) A contrasting force or impulse of any kind; as, the pressure of poverty; the pressure of taxes; the pressure of motives on the mind; the pressure of civilization.
Pressure (n.) Affliction; distress; grievance.
Pressure (n.) Urgency; as, the pressure of business.
Pressure (n.) Impression; stamp; character impressed.
Pressure (n.) The action of a force against some obstacle or opposing force; a force in the nature of a thrust, distributed over a surface, often estimated with reference to the upon a unit's area.
Prestige (v.) Delusion; illusion; trick.
Prestige (v.) Weight or influence derived from past success; expectation of future achievements founded on those already accomplished; force or charm derived from acknowledged character or reputation.
Presumed (imp. & p. p.) of Presume
Presumer (n.) One who presumes; also, an arrogant person.
Pretence (a.) Alt. of Pretenceless
Pretense (n.) Alt. of Pretence
Pretence (n.) The act of laying claim; the claim laid; assumption; pretension.
Pretence (n.) The act of holding out, or offering, to others something false or feigned; presentation of what is deceptive or hypocritical; deception by showing what is unreal and concealing what is real; false show; simulation; as, pretense of illness; under pretense of patriotism; on pretense of revenging Caesar's death.
Pretence (n.) That which is pretended; false, deceptive, or hypocritical show, argument, or reason; pretext; feint.
Pretence (n.) Intention; design.
Preterit (a.) Past; -- applied to a tense which expresses an action or state as past.
Preterit (a.) Belonging wholly to the past; passed by.
Preterit (n.) The preterit; also, a word in the preterit tense.
Prettily (adv.) In a pretty manner.
Previous (a.) Going before in time; being or happening before something else; antecedent; prior; as, previous arrangements; a previous illness.
Priapean (n.) A species of hexameter verse so constructed as to be divisible into two portions of three feet each, having generally a trochee in the first and the fourth foot, and an amphimacer in the third; -- applied also to a regular hexameter verse when so constructed as to be divisible into two portions of three feet each.
Priapism (n.) More or less permanent erection and rigidity of the penis, with or without sexual desire.
Priceite (n.) A hydrous borate of lime, from Oregon.
Pricking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Prick
Pricking (n.) The act of piercing or puncturing with a sharp point.
Pricking (n.) The driving of a nail into a horse's foot so as to produce lameness.
Pricking (n.) Same as Nicking.
Pricking (n.) A sensation of being pricked.
Pricking (n.) The mark or trace left by a hare's foot; a prick; also, the act of tracing a hare by its footmarks.
Pricking (n.) Dressing one's self for show; prinking.
Prideful (a.) Full of pride; haughty.
Priedieu (n.) A kneeling desk for prayers.
Priestly (a.) Of or pertaining to a priest or the priesthood; sacerdotal; befitting or becoming a priest; as, the priestly office; a priestly farewell.
Prigging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Prig
Priggery (n.) Priggism.
Priggish (a.) Like a prig; conceited; pragmatical.
Priggism (n.) The quality or state of being priggish; the manners of a prig.
Priggism (n.) Roguery; thievery.
Prillion (n.) Tin extracted from the slag.
Primming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Prim
Primates (n. pl.) The highest order of mammals. It includes man, together with the apes and monkeys. Cf. Pitheci.
Primeval (a.) Belonging to the first ages; pristine; original; primitive; primary; as, the primeval innocence of man.
Primitia (n.) The first fruit; the first year's whole profit of an ecclesiastical preferment.
Primness (n.) The quality or state of being prim; affected formality or niceness; preciseness; stiffness.
Primrose (a.) An early flowering plant of the genus Primula (P. vulgaris) closely allied to the cowslip. There are several varieties, as the white-, the red-, the yellow-flowered, etc. Formerly called also primerole, primerolles.
Primrose (a.) Any plant of the genus Primula.
Primrose (a.) Of or pertaining to the primrose; of the color of a primrose; -- hence, flowery; gay.
Princely (a.) Of or relating to a prince; regal; royal; of highest rank or authority; as, princely birth, character, fortune, etc.
Princely (a.) Suitable for, or becoming to, a prince; grand; august; munificent; magnificent; as, princely virtues; a princely fortune.
Princely (adv.) In a princely manner.
Princess (n.) A female prince; a woman having sovereign power, or the rank of a prince.
Princess (n.) The daughter of a sovereign; a female member of a royal family.
Princess (n.) The consort of a prince; as, the princess of Wales.
Princock (n.) Alt. of Princox
Prinking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Prink
Printing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Print
Printery (n.) A place where cloth is printed; print works; also, a printing office.
Printing (n.) The act, art, or practice of impressing letters, characters, or figures on paper, cloth, or other material; the business of a printer, including typesetting and presswork, with their adjuncts; typography; also, the act of producing photographic prints.
Priorate (n.) The dignity, office, or government, of a prior.
Prioress (n.) A lady superior of a priory of nuns, and next in dignity to an abbess.
Priority (a.) The quality or state of being prior or antecedent in time, or of preceding something else; as, priority of application.
Priority (a.) Precedence; superior rank.
Priories (pl. ) of Priory
Prismoid (n.) A body that approaches to the form of a prism.
Prisoned (imp. & p. p.) of Prison
Prisoner (n.) One who is confined in a prison.
Prisoner (n.) A person under arrest, or in custody, whether in prison or not; a person held in involuntary restraint; a captive; as, a prisoner at the bar of a court.
Pristine (a.) Belonging to the earliest period or state; original; primitive; primeval; as, the pristine state of innocence; the pristine manners of a people; pristine vigor.
Pritchel (n.) A tool employed by blacksmiths for punching or enlarging the nail holes in a horseshoe.
Prizable (a.) Valuable.
Prizemen (pl. ) of Prizeman
Prizeman (n.) The winner of a prize.
Proatlas (n.) A vertebral rudiment in front
Probable (a.) Capable of being proved.
Probable (a.) Having more evidence for than against; supported by evidence which inc
Probable (a.) Rendering probable; supporting, or giving ground for, belief, but not demonstrating; as, probable evidence; probable presumption.
Probably (adv.) In a probable manner; in likelihood.
Probator (n.) An examiner; an approver.
Probator (n.) One who, when indicted for crime, confessed it, and accused others, his accomplices, in order to obtain pardon; a state's evidence.
Proceeds (n. pl.) That which comes forth or results; effect; yield; issue; product; sum accruing from a sale, etc.
Proceres (n. pl.) An order of large birds; the Ratitae; -- called also Proceri.
Prochein (a.) Next; nearest.
Procinct (n.) A state of complete readiness for action.
Proclaim (v. t.) To make known by public announcement; to give wide publicity to; to publish abroad; to promulgate; to declare; as, to proclaim war or peace.
Proclaim (v. t.) To outlaw by public proclamation.
Proclive (a.) Having a tendency by nature; prone; proclivous.
Procoele (n.) A lateral cavity of the prosencephalon; a lateral ventricle of the brain.
Procured (imp. & p. p.) of Procure
Procurer (n.) One who procures, or obtains; one who, or that which, brings on, or causes to be done, esp. by corrupt means.
Procurer (n.) One who procures the gratification of lust for another; a pimp; a pander.
Prodding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Prod
Prodigal (a.) Given to extravagant expenditure; expending money or other things without necessity; recklessly or viciously profuse; lavish; wasteful; not frugal or economical; as, a prodigal man; the prodigal son; prodigal giving; prodigal expenses.
Prodigal (n.) One who expends money extravagantly, viciously, or without necessity; one that is profuse or lavish in any expenditure; a waster; a spendthrift.
Prodrome (n.) A forerunner; a precursor.
Produced (imp. & p. p.) of Produce
Producer (n.) One who produces, brings forth, or generates.
Producer (n.) One who grows agricultural products, or manufactures crude materials into articles of use.
Producer (n.) A furnace for producing combustible gas which is used for fuel.
Proemial (a.) Introductory; prefatory; preliminary.
Profaned (imp. & p. p.) of Profane
Profaner (n.) One who treats sacred things with irreverence, or defiles what is holy; one who uses profane language.
Profiled (imp. & p. p.) of Profile
Profited (imp. & p. p.) of Profit
Profound (a.) Descending far below the surface; opening or reaching to a great depth; deep.
Profound (a.) Intellectually deep; entering far into subjects; reaching to the bottom of a matter, or of a branch of learning; thorough; as, a profound investigation or treatise; a profound scholar; profound wisdom.
Profound (a.) Characterized by intensity; deeply felt; pervading; overmastering; far-reaching; strongly impressed; as, a profound sleep.
Profound (a.) Bending low, exhibiting or expressing deep humility; lowly; submissive; as, a profound bow.
Profound (n.) The deep; the sea; the ocean.
Profound (n.) An abyss.
Profound (v. t.) To cause to sink deeply; to cause to dive or penetrate far down.
Profound (v. i.) To dive deeply; to penetrate.
Progging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Prog
Progress (n.) A moving or going forward; a proceeding onward; an advance
Progress (n.) In actual space, as the progress of a ship, carriage, etc.
Progress (n.) In the growth of an animal or plant; increase.
Progress (n.) In business of any kind; as, the progress of a negotiation; the progress of art.
Progress (n.) In knowledge; in proficiency; as, the progress of a child at school.
Progress (n.) Toward ideal completeness or perfection in respect of quality or condition; -- applied to individuals, communities, or the race; as, social, moral, religious, or political progress.
Progress (n.) A journey of state; a circuit; especially, one made by a sovereign through parts of his own dominions.
Progress (v. i.) To make progress; to move forward in space; to continue onward in course; to proceed; to advance; to go on; as, railroads are progressing.
Progress (v. i.) To make improvement; to advance.
Progress (v. t.) To make progress in; to pass through.
Prohibit (v. t.) To forbid by authority; to interdict; as, God prohibited Adam from eating of the fruit of a certain tree; we prohibit a person from doing a thing, and also the doing of the thing; as, the law prohibits men from stealing, or it prohibits stealing.
Prohibit (v. t.) To hinder; to debar; to prevent; to preclude.
Prolapse (n.) The falling down of a part through the orifice with which it is naturally connected, especially of the uterus or the rectum.
Prolapse (v. i.) To fall down or out; to protrude.
Prolatum (n.) A prolate spheroid. See Ellipsoid of revolution, under Ellipsoid.
Prolific (a.) Having the quality of generating; producing young or fruit; generative; fruitful; productive; -- applied to plants producing fruit, animals producing young, etc.; -- usually with the implied idea of frequent or numerous production; as, a prolific tree, female, and the like.
Prolific (a.) Serving to produce; fruitful of results; active; as, a prolific brain; a controversy prolific of evil.
Prolific (a.) Proliferous.
Prolixly (adv.) In a prolix manner.
Prolling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Proll
Prologue (n.) The preface or introduction to a discourse, poem, or performance; as, the prologue of Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales;" esp., a discourse or poem spoken before a dramatic performance
Prologue (n.) One who delivers a prologue.
Prologue (v. t.) To introduce with a formal preface, or prologue.
Prolonge (n.) A rope with a hook and a toggle, sometimes used to drag a gun carriage or to lash it to the limber, and for various other purposes.
Promerit (v. t.) To oblige; to confer a favor on.
Promerit (v. t.) To deserve; to procure by merit.
Promised (imp. & p. p.) of Promise
Promisee (n.) The person to whom a promise is made.
Promiser (n.) One who promises.
Promisor (n.) One who engages or undertakes; a promiser.
Promoted (imp. & p. p.) of Promote
Promoter (n.) One who, or that which, forwards, advances, or promotes; an encourager; as, a promoter of charity or philosophy.
Promoter (n.) Specifically, one who sets on foot, and takes the preliminary steps in, a scheme for the organization of a corporation, a joint-stock company, or the like.
Promoter (n.) One who excites; as, a promoter of sedition.
Promoter (n.) An informer; a makebate.
Promover (n.) A promoter.
Prompted (imp. & p. p.) of Prompt
Prompter (n.) One who, or that which, prompts; one who admonishes or incites to action.
Prompter (n.) One who reminds another, as an actor or an orator, of the words to be spoken next; specifically, one employed for this purpose in a theater.
Promptly (adv.) In a prompt manner.
Promulge (v. t.) To promulgate; to publish or teach.
Pronator (n.) A muscle which produces pronation.
Prononce (a.) Strongly marked; decided, as in manners, etc.
Pronotum (n.) The dorsal plate of the prothorax in insects. See Illust. of Coleoptera.
Propping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Prop
Propense (a.) Leaning toward, in a moral sense; inc
Propenyl (n.) A hypothetical hydrocarbon radical, C3H5, isomeric with allyl and glyceryl, and regarded as the essential residue of glycerin. Cf. Allyl, and Glyceryl.
Properly (adv.) In a proper manner; suitably; fitly; strictly; rightly; as, a word properly applied; a dress properly adjusted.
Properly (adv.) Individually; after one's own manner.
Property (a.) That which is proper to anything; a peculiar quality of a thing; that which is inherent in a subject, or naturally essential to it; an attribute; as, sweetness is a property of sugar.
Property (a.) An acquired or artificial quality; that which is given by art, or bestowed by man; as, the poem has the properties which constitute excellence.
Property (a.) The exclusive right of possessing, enjoying, and disposing of a thing; ownership; title.
Property (a.) That to which a person has a legal title, whether in his possession or not; thing owned; an estate, whether in lands, goods, or money; as, a man of large property, or small property.
Property (a.) All the adjuncts of a play except the scenery and the dresses of the actors; stage requisites.
Property (a.) Propriety; correctness.
Property (v. t.) To invest which properties, or qualities.
Property (v. t.) To make a property of; to appropriate.
Prophane (a. & v. t.) See Profane.
Prophecy (n.) A declaration of something to come; a foretelling; a prediction; esp., an inspired foretelling.
Prophecy (n.) A book of prophecies; a history; as, the prophecy of Ahijah.
Prophecy (n.) Public interpretation of Scripture; preaching; exhortation or instruction.
Prophesy (v. t.) To foretell; to predict; to prognosticate.
Prophesy (v. t.) To foreshow; to herald; to prefigure.
Prophesy (v. i.) To utter predictions; to make declaration of events to come.
Prophesy (v. i.) To give instruction in religious matters; to interpret or explain Scripture or religious subjects; to preach; to exhort; to expound.
Propinyl (n.) A hydrocarbon radical regarded as an essential residue of propine and allied compounds.
Propione (n.) The ketone of propionic acid, obtained as a colorless fragrant liquid.
Proplasm (n.) A mold; a matrix.
Propodia (pl. ) of Propodium
Propolis (n.) Same as Bee glue, under Bee.
Proposal (n.) That which is proposed, or propounded for consideration or acceptance; a scheme or design; terms or conditions proposed; offer; as, to make proposals for a treaty of peace; to offer proposals for erecting a building; to make proposals of marriage.
Proposal (n.) The offer by a party of what he has in view as to an intended business transaction, which, with acceptance, constitutes a contract.
Proposed (imp. & p. p.) of Propose
Proposer (n.) One who proposes or offers anything for consideration or adoption.
Proposer (n.) A speaker; an orator.
Propound (v. t.) To offer for consideration; to exhibit; to propose; as, to propound a question; to propound an argument.
Propound (v. t.) To propose or name as a candidate for admission to communion with a church.
Propulse (v. t.) To repel; to drive off or away.
Propylic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, propyl; as, propylic alcohol.
Propylon (n.) The porch, vestibule, or entrance of an edifice.
Pro rata () In proportion; proportionately; according to the share, interest, or liability of each.
Prorated (imp. & p. p.) of Prorate
Prorenal (a.) Pronephric.
Prorogue (v. t.) To protract; to prolong; to extend.
Prorogue (v. t.) To defer; to delay; to postpone; as, to proroguedeath; to prorogue a marriage.
Prorogue (v. t.) To end the session of a parliament by an order of the sovereign, thus deferring its business.
Prosaism (n.) That which is in the form of prose writing; a prosaic manner.
Prosaist (n.) A writer of prose; an unpoetical writer.
Proseman (n.) A writer of prose.
Prosdist (n.) One skilled in prosody.
Prospect (v.) That which is embraced by eye in vision; the region which the eye overlooks at one time; view; scene; outlook.
Prospect (v.) Especially, a picturesque or widely extended view; a landscape; hence, a sketch of a landscape.
Prospect (v.) A position affording a fine view; a lookout.
Prospect (v.) Relative position of the front of a building or other structure; face; relative aspect.
Prospect (v.) The act of looking forward; foresight; anticipation; as, a prospect of the future state.
Prospect (v.) That which is hoped for; ground for hope or expectation; expectation; probable result; as, the prospect of success.
Prospect (v. t.) To look over; to explore or examine for something; as, to prospect a district for gold.
Prospect (v. i.) To make a search; to seek; to explore, as for mines or the like; as, to prospect for gold.
Prostate (a.) Standing before; -- applied to a gland which is found in the males of most mammals, and is situated at the neck of the bladder where this joins the urethra.
Prostate (n.) The prostate gland.
Prostyle (a.) Having columns in front.
Prostyle (n.) A prostyle portico or building.
Protagon (n.) A nitrogenous phosphorized principle found in brain tissue. By decomposition it yields neurine, fatty acids, and other bodies.
Protamin (n.) An amorphous nitrogenous substance found in the spermatic fluid of salmon. It is soluble in water, which an alka
Protasis (n.) A proposition; a maxim.
Protasis (n.) The introductory or subordinate member of a sentence, generally of a conditional sentence; -- opposed to apodosis. See Apodosis.
Protasis (n.) The first part of a drama, of a poem, or the like; the introduction; opposed to epitasis.
Protatic (a.) Of or pertaining to the protasis of an ancient play; introductory.
Protegee (n. f.) One under the care and protection of another.
Proteles (n.) A South Africa genus of Carnivora, allied to the hyenas, but smaller and having weaker jaws and teeth. It includes the aard-wolf.
Protense (n.) Extension.
Protista (n. pl.) A provisional group in which are placed a number of low microscopic organisms of doubtful nature. Some are probably plants, others animals.
Protista (pl. ) of Protiston
Protocol (n.) The original copy of any writing, as of a deed, treaty, dispatch, or other instrument.
Protocol (n.) The minutes, or rough draught, of an instrument or transaction.
Protocol (n.) A preliminary document upon the basis of which negotiations are carried on.
Protocol (n.) A convention not formally ratified.
Protocol (n.) An agreement of diplomatists indicating the results reached by them at a particular stage of a negotiation.
Protocol (v. t.) To make a protocol of.
Protocol (v. i.) To make or write protocols, or first draughts; to issue protocols.
Protozoa (n. pl.) The lowest of the grand divisions of the animal kingdom.
Protozoa (pl. ) of Protozoon
Protract (v. t.) To draw out or lengthen in time or (rarely) in space; to continue; to prolong; as, to protract an argument; to protract a war.
Protract (v. t.) To put off to a distant time; to delay; to defer; as, to protract a decision or duty.
Protract (v. t.) To draw to a scale; to lay down the
Protract (v. t.) To extend; to protrude; as, the cat can protract its claws; -- opposed to retract.
Protract (n.) Tedious continuance or delay.
Protrude (v. t.) To thrust forward; to drive or force along.
Protrude (v. t.) To thrust out, as through a narrow orifice or from confinement; to cause to come forth.
Protrude (v. i.) To shoot out or forth; to be thrust forward; to extend beyond a limit; to project.
Proudish (a.) Somewhat proud.
Provable (a.) Capable of being proved; demonstrable.
Provided (imp. & p. p.) of Provide
Provided (conj.) On condition; by stipulation; with the understanding; if; -- usually followed by that; as, provided that nothing in this act shall prejudice the rights of any person whatever.
Provider (n.) One who provides, furnishes, or supplies; one who procures what is wanted.
Province (n.) A country or region, more or less remote from the city of Rome, brought under the Roman government; a conquered country beyond the limits of Italy.
Province (n.) A country or region dependent on a distant authority; a portion of an empire or state, esp. one remote from the capital.
Province (n.) A region of country; a tract; a district.
Province (n.) A region under the supervision or direction of any special person; the district or division of a country, especially an ecclesiastical division, over which one has jurisdiction; as, the province of Canterbury, or that in which the archbishop of Canterbury exercises ecclesiastical authority.
Province (n.) The proper or appropriate business or duty of a person or body; office; charge; jurisdiction; sphere.
Province (n.) Specif.: Any political division of the Dominion of Canada, having a governor, a local legislature, and representation in the Dominion parliament. Hence, colloquially, The Provinces, the Dominion of Canada.
Provisos (pl. ) of Proviso
Provisor (n.) One who provides; a purveyor.
Provisor (n.) The purveyor, steward, or treasurer of a religious house.
Provisor (n.) One who is regularly inducted into a benefice. See Provision, 5.
Provisor (n.) One who procures or receives a papal provision. See Provision, 6.
Provoked (imp. & p. p.) of Provoke
Prowling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Prowl
Prowling (a.) Accustomed to prowl, or engaged in roving stealthily, as for prey.
Proxenet (n.) A negotiator; a factor.
Proximad (adv.) Toward a proximal part; on the proximal side of; proximally.
Proximal (a.) Toward or nearest, as to a body, or center of motion of dependence; proximate.
Proximal (a.) Situated near the point of attachment or origin; as, the proximal part of a limb.
Proximal (a.) Of or pertaining to that which is proximal; as, the proximal bones of a limb. Opposed to distal.
Prudence (n.) The quality or state of being prudent; wisdom in the way of caution and provision; discretion; carefulness; hence, also, economy; frugality.
Prudency (n.) Prudence.
Pruinate (a.) Same as Pruinose.
Pruinose (a.) Frosty; covered with fine scales, hairs, dust, bloom, or the like, so as to give the appearance of frost.
Pruinous (a.) Frosty; pruinose.
Prunella (n.) Angina, or angina pectoris.
Prunella (n.) Thrush.
Prunella (n.) Alt. of Prunello
Prunello (n.) A smooth woolen stuff, generally black, used for making shoes; a kind of lasting; -- formerly used also for clergymen's gowns.
Prunelle (n.) A kind of small and very acid French plum; -- applied especially to the stoned and dried fruit.
Prunello (n.) A species of dried plum; prunelle.
Prurient (a.) Uneasy with desire; itching; especially, having a lascivious curiosity or propensity; lustful.
Pruritus (n.) Itching.
Prussian (a.) Of or pertaining to Prussia.
Prussian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Prussia.
Prutenic (a.) Prussian; -- applied to certain astronomical tables published in the sixteenth century, founded on the principles of Copernicus, a Prussian.
Pryingly (adv.) In a prying manner.
Prytanes (pl. ) of Prytanis
Prytanis (n.) A member of one of the ten sections into which the Athenian senate of five hundred was divided, and to each of which belonged the presidency of the senate for about one tenth of the year.
Tracer/y (n.) Ornamental work with rambled
Tracer/y (n.) The decorative head of a Gothic window.
Tracer/y (n.) A similar decoration in some styles of vaulting, the ribs of the vault giving off the minor bars of which the tracery is composed.
Tracheae (pl. ) of Trachea
Tracheal (a.) Of or pertaining to the trachea; like a trachea.
Tracheid (n.) A wood cell with spiral or other markings and closed throughout, as in pine wood.
Trachyte (n.) An igneous rock, usually light gray in color and breaking with a rough surface. It consists chiefly of orthoclase feldspar with sometimes hornblende and mica.
tracking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Track
Trackage (n.) The act of tracking, or towing, as a boat; towage.
Tractate (n.) A treatise; a tract; an essay.
Tractile (a.) Capable of being drawn out in length; ductile.
Traction (n.) The act of drawing, or the state of being drawn; as, the traction of a muscle.
Traction (n.) Specifically, the act of drawing a body along a plane by motive power, as the drawing of a carriage by men or horses, the towing of a boat by a tug.
Traction (n.) Attraction; a drawing toward.
Traction (n.) The adhesive friction of a wheel on a rail, a rope on a pulley, or the like.
Tractite (n.) A Tractarian.
Tractive (a.) Serving to draw; pulling; attracting; as, tractive power.
Tractory (n.) A tractrix.
Tractrix (n.) A curve such that the part of the tangent between the point of tangency and a given straight
Tradeful (a.) Full of trade; busy in traffic; commercial.
Traditor (n.) A deliverer; -- a name of infamy given to Christians who delivered the Scriptures, or the goods of the church, to their persecutors to save their lives.
Traduced (imp. & p. p.) of Traduce
Traducer (n.) One who traduces; a slanderer; a calumniator.
Traducer (n.) One who derives or deduces.
Tragical (a.) Of or pertaining to tragedy; of the nature or character of tragedy; as, a tragic poem; a tragic play or representation.
Tragical (a.) Fatal to life; mournful; terrible; calamitous; as, the tragic scenes of the French revolution.
Tragical (a.) Mournful; expressive of tragedy, the loss of life, or of sorrow.
Tragopan (n.) Any one of several species of Asiatic pheasants of the genus Ceriornis. They are brilliantly colored with a variety of tints, the back and breast are usually covered with white or buff ocelli, and the head is ornamented with two bright-colored, fleshy wattles. The crimson tragopan, or horned pheasant (C. satyra), of India is one of the best-known species.
Trailing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Trail
Trailing () a. & vb. n. from Trail.
Training (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Train
Training (n.) The act of one who trains; the act or process of exercising, disciplining, etc.; education.
Traiteur (n.) The keeper of an eating house, or restaurant; a restaurateur.
Traitory (n.) Treachery.
Trajetry (n.) See Treget, Tregetour, and Tregetry.
Tramming (n.) The act or process of forming trams. See 2d Tram.
Tramping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tramp
Trampled (imp. & p. p.) of Trample
Trampler (n.) One who tramples; one who treads down; as, a trampler on nature's law.
Tramroad (n.) A road prepared for easy transit of trams or wagons, by forming the wheel tracks of smooth beams of wood, blocks of stone, or plates of iron.
Trancing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Trance
Trangram (n.) Something intricately contrived; a contrived; a puzzle.
Tranquil (a.) Quiet; calm; undisturbed; peaceful; not agitated; as, the atmosphere is tranquil; the condition of the country is tranquil.
Transact (v. t.) To carry through; to do; perform; to manage; as, to transact commercial business; to transact business by an agent.
Transact (v. i.) To conduct matters; to manage affairs.
Transcur (v. i.) To run or rove to and fro.
Transept (n.) The transversal part of a church, which crosses at right angles to the greatest length, and between the nave and choir. In the basilicas, this had often no projection at its two ends. In Gothic churches these project these project greatly, and should be called the arms of the transept. It is common, however, to speak of the arms themselves as the transepts.
Transfer (v. t.) To convey from one place or person another; to transport, remove, or cause to pass, to another place or person; as, to transfer the laws of one country to another; to transfer suspicion.
Transfer (v. t.) To make over the possession or control of; to pass; to convey, as a right, from one person to another; to give; as, the title to land is transferred by deed.
Transfer (v. t.) To remove from one substance or surface to another; as, to transfer drawings or engravings to a lithographic stone.
Transfer (n.) The act of transferring, or the state of being transferred; the removal or conveyance of a thing from one place or person to another.
Transfer (n.) The conveyance of right, title, or property, either real or personal, from one person to another, whether by sale, by gift, or otherwise.
Transfer (n.) That which is transferred.
Transfer (n.) A picture, or the like, removed from one body or ground to another, as from wood to canvas, or from one piece of canvas to another.
Transfer (n.) A drawing or writing printed off from one surface on another, as in ceramics and in many decorative arts.
Transfer (n.) A soldier removed from one troop, or body of troops, and placed in another.
Transfer (n.) A pathological process by virtue of which a unilateral morbid condition on being abolished on one side of the body makes its appearance in the corresponding region upon the other side.
Transfix (v. t.) To pierce through, as with a pointed weapon; to impale; as, to transfix one with a dart.
Tranship (v. t.) Same as Transship.
Transire (n.) A customhouse clearance for a coasting vessel; a permit.
Transmew (v. t. & i.) To transmute; to transform; to metamorphose.
Transmit (v. t.) To cause to pass over or through; to communicate by sending; to send from one person or place to another; to pass on or down as by inheritance; as, to transmit a memorial; to transmit dispatches; to transmit money, or bills of exchange, from one country to another.
Transmit (v. t.) To suffer to pass through; as, glass transmits light; metals transmit, or conduct, electricity.
Transude (v. i.) To pass, as perspirable matter does, through the pores or interstices of textures; as, liquor may transude through leather or wood.
Transume (v. t.) To change; to convert.
Trapping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Trap
Trapball (n.) An old game of ball played with a trap. See 4th Trap, 4.
Trapdoor (n.) A lifting or sliding door covering an opening in a roof or floor.
Trapdoor (n.) A door in a level for regulating the ventilating current; -- called also weather door.
Trapezia (pl. ) of Trapezium
Traphole (n.) See Trou-de-loup.
Trappean (a.) Of or pertaining to trap; being of the nature of trap.
Trappist (n.) A monk belonging to a branch of the Cistercian Order, which was established by Armand de Rance in 1660 at the monastery of La Trappe in Normandy. Extreme austerity characterizes their discip
Trappous (n.) Of or performance to trap; resembling trap, or partaking of its form or qualities; trappy.
Trashing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Trash
Trashily (adv.) In a trashy manner.
Traulism (n.) A stammering or stuttering.
Traunter (n.) Same as Tranter.
Traveled (imp. & p. p.) of Travel
Traveled (a.) Having made journeys; having gained knowledge or experience by traveling; hence, knowing; experienced.
Traveler (n.) One who travels; one who has traveled much.
Traveler (n.) A commercial agent who travels for the purpose of receiving orders for merchants, making collections, etc.
Traveler (n.) A traveling crane. See under Crane.
Traveler (n.) The metal loop which travels around the ring surrounding the bobbin, in a ring spinner.
Traveler (n.) An iron encircling a rope, bar, spar, or the like, and sliding thereon.
Traverse (a.) Lying across; being in a direction across something else; as, paths cut with traverse trenches.
Traverse (adv.) Athwart; across; crosswise.
Traverse (a.) Anything that traverses, or crosses.
Traverse (a.) Something that thwarts, crosses, or obstructs; a cross accident; as, he would have succeeded, had it not been for unlucky traverses not under his control.
Traverse (a.) A barrier, sliding door, movable screen, curtain, or the like.
Traverse (a.) A gallery or loft of communication from side to side of a church or other large building.
Traverse (a.) A work thrown up to intercept an enfilade, or reverse fire, along exposed passage, or
Traverse (a.) A formal denial of some matter of fact alleged by the opposite party in any stage of the pleadings. The technical words introducing a traverse are absque hoc, without this; that is, without this which follows.
Traverse (a.) The zigzag course or courses made by a ship in passing from one place to another; a compound course.
Traverse (a.) A
Traverse (a.) A
Traverse (a.) The turning of a gun so as to make it point in any desired direction.
Traverse (a.) A turning; a trick; a subterfuge.
Traverse (a.) To lay in a cross direction; to cross.
Traverse (a.) To cross by way of opposition; to thwart with obstacles; to obstruct; to bring to naught.
Traverse (a.) To wander over; to cross in traveling; as, to traverse the habitable globe.
Traverse (a.) To pass over and view; to survey carefully.
Traverse (a.) To turn to the one side or the other, in order to point in any direction; as, to traverse a cannon.
Traverse (a.) To plane in a direction across the grain of the wood; as, to traverse a board.
Traverse (a.) To deny formally, as what the opposite party has alleged. When the plaintiff or defendant advances new matter, he avers it to be true, and traverses what the other party has affirmed. To traverse an indictment or an office is to deny it.
Traverse (v. i.) To use the posture or motions of opposition or counteraction, as in fencing.
Traverse (v. i.) To turn, as on a pivot; to move round; to swivel; as, the needle of a compass traverses; if it does not traverse well, it is an unsafe guide.
Traverse (v. i.) To tread or move crosswise, as a horse that throws his croup to one side and his head to the other.
Travesty (a.) Disguised by dress so as to be ridiculous; travestied; -- applied to a book or shorter composition.
Travesty (n.) A burlesque translation or imitation of a work.
Travesty (v. t.) To translate, imitate, or represent, so as to render ridiculous or ludicrous.
Trawlnet (n.) Same as Trawl, n., 2.
Trayfuls (pl. ) of Trayful
Treacher (n.) A traitor; a cheat.
Treading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tread
Treasure (n.) Wealth accumulated; especially, a stock, or store of money in reserve.
Treasure (n.) A great quantity of anything collected for future use; abundance; plenty.
Treasure (n.) That which is very much valued.
Treasure (v. t.) To collect and deposit, as money or other valuable things, for future use; to lay up; to hoard; usually with up; as, to treasure up gold.
Treasury (n.) A place or building in which stores of wealth are deposited; especially, a place where public revenues are deposited and kept, and where money is disbursed to defray the expenses of government; hence, also, the place of deposit and disbursement of any collected funds.
Treasury (n.) That department of a government which has charge of the finances.
Treasury (n.) A repository of abundance; a storehouse.
Treasury (n.) Hence, a book or work containing much valuable knowledge, wisdom, wit, or the like; a thesaurus; as, " Maunder's Treasury of Botany."
Treasury (n.) A treasure.
Treating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Treat
Treatise (n.) A written composition on a particular subject, in which its principles are discussed or explained; a tract.
Treatise (n.) Story; discourse.
Treature (n.) Treatment.
Treaties (pl. ) of Treaty
Trebling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Treble
Tredille (n.) A game at cards for three.
Treefuls (pl. ) of Treeful
Treeless (a.) Destitute of trees.
Treenail (n.) A long wooden pin used in fastening the planks of a vessel to the timbers or to each other.
Tregetry (n.) Trickery; also, a trick.
Tremando (a.) Trembling; -- used as a direction to perform a passage with a general shaking of the whole chord.
Trembled (imp. & p. p.) of Tremble
Trembler (n.) One who trembles.
Tremella (n.) A genus of gelatinous fungi found in moist grounds.
Trenched (imp. & p. p.) of Trench
Trencher (v. t.) One who trenches; esp., one who cuts or digs ditches.
Trencher (v. t.) A large wooden plate or platter, as for table use.
Trencher (v. t.) The table; hence, the pleasures of the table; food.
Trending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Trend
Trepeget (n.) A trebuchet.
Trephine (n.) An instrument for trepanning, being an improvement on the trepan. It is a circular or cylindrical saw, with a handle like that of a gimlet, and a little sharp perforator called the center pin.
Trephine (v. t.) To perforate with a trephine; to trepan.
Tresayle (n.) A grandfather's grandfather.
Trespass (v. i.) To pass beyond a limit or boundary; hence, to depart; to go.
Trespass (v. i.) To commit a trespass; esp., to enter unlawfully upon the land of another.
Trespass (v. i.) To go too far; to put any one to inconvenience by demand or importunity; to intrude; as, to trespass upon the time or patience of another.
Trespass (v. i.) To commit any offense, or to do any act that injures or annoys another; to violate any rule of rectitude, to the injury of another; hence, in a moral sense, to transgress voluntarily any divine law or command; to violate any known rule of duty; to sin; -- often followed by against.
Trespass (v.) Any injury or offence done to another.
Trespass (v.) Any voluntary transgression of the moral law; any violation of a known rule of duty; sin.
Trespass (v.) An unlawful act committed with force and violence (vi et armis) on the person, property, or relative rights of another.
Trespass (v.) An action for injuries accompanied with force.
Tressful (a.) Tressy.
Tressure (n.) A kind of border similar to the orle, but of only half the breadth of the latter.
Tretable (a.) Tractable; moderate.
Trething (n.) A tax; an impost.
Triality (n.) Three united; state of being three.
Triamide (n.) An amide containing three amido groups.
Triamine (n.) An amine containing three amido groups.
Triander (n.) Any one of the Triandria.
Triangle (n.) A figure bounded by three
Triangle (n.) An instrument of percussion, usually made of a rod of steel, bent into the form of a triangle, open at one angle, and sounded by being struck with a small metallic rod.
Triangle (n.) A draughtsman's square in the form of a right-angled triangle.
Triangle (n.) A kind of frame formed of three poles stuck in the ground and united at the top, to which soldiers were bound when undergoing corporal punishment, -- now disused.
Triangle (n.) A small constellation situated between Aries and Andromeda.
Triangle (n.) A small constellation near the South Pole, containing three bright stars.
Triarchy (n.) Government by three persons; a triumvirate; also, a country under three rulers.
Triarian (a.) Occupying the third post or rank.
Triassic (a.) Of the age of, or pertaining to, the Trias.
Triassic (n.) The Triassic formation.
Tribasic (a.) Capable of neutralizing three molecules of a monacid base, or their equivalent; having three hydrogen atoms capable of replacement by basic elements on radicals; -- said of certain acids; thus, citric acid is a tribasic acid.
Tribolet (n.) A goldsmith's tool used in making rings.
Tribolet (n.) A steel cylinder round which metal is drawn in the process of forming tubes.
Tribolet (n.) A tapering mandrel.
Tribrach (n.) A poetic foot of three short syllables, as, meblius.
Tribular (a.) Of or relating to a tribe; tribal; as, a tribual characteristic; tribular worship.
Tribunal (n.) The seat of a judge; the bench on which a judge and his associates sit for administering justice.
Tribunal (n.) Hence, a court or forum; as, the House of Lords, in England, is the highest tribunal in the kingdom.
Tributed (imp. & p. p.) of Tribute
Tributer (n.) One who works for a certain portion of the ore, or its value.
Trichina (n.) A small, slender nematoid worm (Trichina spiralis) which, in the larval state, is parasitic, often in immense numbers, in the voluntary muscles of man, the hog, and many other animals. When insufficiently cooked meat containing the larvae is swallowed by man, they are liberated and rapidly become adult, pair, and the ovoviviparous females produce in a short time large numbers of young which find their way into the muscles, either directly, or indirectly by means of the blood. The
Trichite (n.) A kind of crystallite resembling a bunch of hairs, common in obsidian. See Illust. of Crystallite.
Trichite (n.) A delicate, hairlike siliceous spicule, found in certain sponges.
Trichome (n.) A hair on the surface of leaf or stem, or any modification of a hair, as a minute scale, or star, or gland. The sporangia of ferns are believed to be of the nature of trichomes.
Trichord (n.) An instrument, as a lyre or harp, having three strings.
Tricking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Trick
Trickery (n.) The art of dressing up; artifice; stratagem; fraud; imposture.
Tricking (a.) Given to tricks; tricky.
Tricking (n.) Dress; ornament.
Trickish (a.) Given to tricks; artful in making bargains; given to deception and cheating; knavish.
Trickled (imp. & p. p.) of Trickle
Tricolor (n.) The national French banner, of three colors, blue, white, and red, adopted at the first revolution.
Tricolor (n.) Hence, any three-colored flag.
Tricycle (n.) A three-wheeled velocipede. See Illust. under Velocipede. Cf. Bicycle.
Tridacna (n.) A genus of very large marine bivalve shells found on the coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. One species (T. gigas) often weighs four or five hundred pounds, and is sometimes used for baptismal fonts. Called also paw shell, and fountain shell.
Triddler (n.) The jacksnipe.
Triedral (a.) See Trihedral.
Trifling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Trifle
Trifling (a.) Being of small value or importance; trivial; paltry; as, a trifling debt; a trifling affair.
Trigenic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid, C4H7N3O2, obtained, by the action of the vapor of cyanic acid on cold aldehyde, as a white crystal
Triglyph (n.) An ornament in the frieze of the Doric order, repeated at equal intervals. Each triglyph consists of a rectangular tablet, slightly projecting, and divided nearly to the top by two parallel and perpendicular gutters, or channels, called glyphs, into three parts, or spaces, called femora. A half channel, or glyph, is also cut upon each of the perpendicular edges of the tablet. See Illust. of Entablature.
Trigness (n.) The quality or state of being trig; smartness; neatness.
Trigonal (a.) Having three angles, or corners; triangular; as, a trigonal stem, one having tree prominent longitudinal angles.
Trigonia (n.) A genus of pearly bivalve shells, numerous extinct species of which are characteristic of the Mesozoic rocks. A few living species exist on the coast of Australia.
Trigraph (n.) Three letters united in pronunciation so as to have but one sound, or to form but one syllable, as -ieu in adieu; a triphthong.
Trigynia (n. pl.) A Linnaean order of plants having three pistils or styles.
Trihoral (a.) Occurring once in every three hours.
Trilemma (n.) A syllogism with three conditional propositions, the major premises of which are disjunctively affirmed in the minor. See Dilemma.
Trilemma (n.) A state of things in which it is difficult to determine which one of three courses to pursue.
Trilling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Trill
Trilling (n.) One of tree children born at the same birth.
Trilling (n.) A compound crystal, consisting of three individuals.
Trillion (n.) According to the French notation, which is used upon the Continent generally and in the United States, the number expressed by a unit with twelve ciphers annexed; a million millions; according to the English notation, the number produced by involving a million to the third power, or the number represented by a unit with eighteen ciphers annexed. See the Note under Numeration.
Trillium (n.) A genus of liliaceous plants; the three-leaved nightshade; -- so called because all the parts of the plant are in threes.
Trilobed (a.) Same as Trilobate.
Trimming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Trim
Trimeran (n.) One of the Trimera. Also used adjectively.
Trimeter (a.) Consisting of three poetical measures.
Trimeter (n.) A poetical division of verse, consisting of three measures.
Trimming () a. from Trim, v.
Trimming (n.) The act of one who trims.
Trimming (n.) That which serves to trim, make right or fitting, adjust, ornament, or the like; especially, the necessary or the ornamental appendages, as of a garment; hence, sometimes, the concomitants of a dish; a relish; -- usually in the pluraltrimmings. --.
Trimming (n.) The act of reprimanding or chastisting; as, to give a boy a trimming.
Trimness (n.) The quality or state of being trim; order
Trimorph (n.) A substance which crystallizes in three distinct forms, or which has three distinct physical states; also, any one of these distinct forms. See Trimorphism, 1.
Trimurti (n.) The triad, or trinity, of Hindu gods, consisting of Brahma, the Creator, Vishnu, the Preserver, and Siva, the Destroyer.
Trinerve (a.) Alt. of Trinerved
Tringoid (a.) Of or pertaining to Tringa, or the Sandpiper family.
Trinodal (a.) Having three knots or nodes; having three points from which a leaf may shoot; as, a trinodal stem.
Trinodal (a.) Having three nodal points.
Triolein (n.) See Olein.
Trioxide (n.) An oxide containing three atoms of oxygen; as, sulphur trioxide, SO3; -- formerly called tritoxide.
Tripping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Trip
Tripedal (a.) Having three feet.
Tripeman (n.) A man who prepares or sells tripe.
Triphane (n.) Spodumene.
Tripling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Triple
Triplite (n.) A mineral of a dark brown color, generally with a fibrous, massive structure. It is a fluophosphate of iron and manganese.
Triposes (pl. ) of Tripos
Trippant (a.) See Tripping, a., 2.
Tripping (a.) Quick; nimble; stepping lightly and quickly.
Tripping (a.) Having the right forefoot lifted, the others remaining on the ground, as if he were trotting; trippant; -- said of an animal, as a hart, buck, and the like, used as a bearing.
Tripping (n.) Act of one who, or that which, trips.
Tripping (n.) A light dance.
Tripping (n.) The loosing of an anchor from the ground by means of its cable or buoy rope.
Triptote (n.) A noun having three cases only.
Triptych (n.) Anything in three parts or leaves.
Triptych (n.) A writing tablet in three parts, two of which fold over on the middle part.
Triptych (n.) A picture or altarpiece in three compartments.
Trispast (n.) Alt. of Trispaston
Tristtul (a.) Sad; sorrowful; gloomy.
Tristoma (n.) Any one of numerous species of trematode worms belonging to Tristoma and allied genera having a large posterior sucker and two small anterior ones. They usually have broad, thin, and disklike bodies, and are parasite on the gills and skin of fishes.
Trithing (n.) One of three ancient divisions of a county in England; -- now called riding.
Tritical (a.) Trite.
Triticin (n.) A carbohydrate isomeric with dextrin, obtained from quitch grass (Agropyrum, formerly Triticum, repens) as a white amorphous substance.
Triticum (n.) A genus of grasses including the various species of wheat.
Tritovum (n.) An embryonic insect which has twice cast its skin previous to hatching from the egg.
Triumvir (n.) One of tree men united in public office or authority.
Triunity (n.) The quality or state of being triune; trinity.
Trivalve (n.) Anything having three valves, especially a shell.
Trochaic (n.) A trochaic verse or measure.
Trochaic (a.) Alt. of Trochaical
Trochili (n. pl.) A division of birds comprising the humming birds.
Trochili (pl. ) of Trochilus
Troching (n.) One of the small branches of a stag's antler.
Trochisk (n.) See Trochiscus.
Trochite (n.) A wheel-like joint of the stem of a fossil crinoid.
Trochlea (n.) A pulley.
Trochlea (n.) A pulley, or a structure resembling a pulley; as, the trochlea, or pulleylike end, of the humerus, which articulates with the ulna; or the trochlea, or fibrous ring, in the upper part of the orbit, through which the superior oblique, or trochlear, muscle of the eye passes.
Trochoid (n.) The curve described by any point in a wheel rolling on a
Trochoid (a.) Admitting of rotation on an axis; -- sometimes applied to a pivot joint like that between the atlas and axis in the vertebral column.
Trochoid (a.) Top-shaped; having a flat base and conical spire; -- said of certain shells.
Trochoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the genus Trochus or family Trochidae.
Troilite (n.) Native iron protosulphide, FeS. It is known only in meteoric irons, and is usually in imbedded nodular masses of a bronze color.
Trolling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Troll
Trombone (n.) A powerful brass instrument of the trumpet kind, thought by some to be the ancient sackbut, consisting of a tube in three parts, bent twice upon itself and ending in a bell. The middle part, bent double, slips into the outer parts, as in a telescope, so that by change of the vibrating length any tone within the compass of the instrument (which may be bass or tenor or alto or even, in rare instances, soprano) is commanded. It is the only member of the family of wind instruments wh
Trombone (n.) The common European bittern.
Tronator (n.) An officer in London whose duty was to weigh wool.
Trooping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Troop
Troopial (n.) Same as Troupial.
Tropeine (n.) Any one of a series of artificial ethereal salts derived from the alkaloidal base tropine.
Trophied (a.) Adorned with trophies.
Trophies (pl. ) of Trophy
Tropical (n.) Of or pertaining to the tropics; characteristic of, or incident to, the tropics; being within the tropics; as, tropical climate; tropical latitudes; tropical heat; tropical diseases.
Tropical (n.) Rhetorically changed from its exact original sense; being of the nature of a trope; figurative; metaphorical.
Trossers (n. pl.) Trousers.
Trotting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Trot
Trottoir (n.) Footpath; pavement; sidewalk.
Troubled (imp. & p. p.) of Trouble
Troubler (n.) One who troubles or disturbs; one who afflicts or molests; a disturber; as, a troubler of the peace.
Trounced (imp. & p. p.) of Trounce
Troupial (n.) Any one of numerous species of bright-colored American birds belonging to Icterus and allied genera, especially Icterus icterus, a native of the West Indies and South America. Many of the species are called orioles in America.
Trousers (n. pl.) A garment worn by men and boys, extending from the waist to the knee or to the ankle, and covering each leg separately.
Troutlet (n.) A little trout; a troutling.
Trouvere (n.) Alt. of Trouveur
Trouveur (n.) One of a school of poets who flourished in Northern France from the eleventh to the fourteenth century.
Troweled () Formed with a trowel; smoothed with a trowel; as, troweled stucco, that is, stucco laid on and ready for the reception of paint.
Trowsers (n. pl.) Same as Trousers.
Truantly (adv.) Like a truant; in idleness.
Trubtall (n.) A short, squat woman.
Truchman (n.) An interpreter. See Dragoman.
trucking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Truck
Truckage (n.) The practice of bartering goods; exchange; barter; truck.
Truckage (n.) Money paid for the conveyance of goods on a truck; freight.
Trucking (n.) The business of conveying goods on trucks.
Truckled (imp. & p. p.) of Truckle
Truckler (n.) One who truckles, or yields servilely to the will of another.
Truckmen (pl. ) of Truckman
Truckman (n.) One who does business in the way of barter or exchange.
Truckman (n.) One who drives a truck, or whose business is the conveyance of goods on trucks.
Trudging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Trudge
Truelove (n.) One really beloved.
Truelove (n.) A plant. See Paris.
Truelove (n.) An unexplained word occurring in Chaucer, meaning, perhaps, an aromatic sweetmeat for sweetening the breath.
Trueness (n.) The quality of being true; reality; genuineness; faithfulness; sincerity; exactness; truth.
Truffled (a.) Provided or cooked with truffles; stuffed with truffles; as, a truffled turkey.
Trumping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Trump
Trumpery (n.) Deceit; fraud.
Trumpery (n.) Something serving to deceive by false show or pretense; falsehood; deceit; worthless but showy matter; hence, things worn out and of no value; rubbish.
Trumpery (a.) Worthless or deceptive in character.
Trumpets (n. pl.) A plant (Sarracenia flava) with long, hollow leaves.
Truncate (v. t.) To cut off; to lop; to maim.
Truncate (a.) Appearing as if cut off at the tip; as, a truncate leaf or feather.
Trundled (imp. & p. p.) of Trundle
Trunkful (n.) As much as a trunk will hold; enough to fill a trunk.
Trunnion (n.) A cylindrical projection on each side of a piece, whether gun, mortar, or howitzer, serving to support it on the cheeks of the carriage. See Illust. of Cannon.
Trunnion (n.) A gudgeon on each side of an oscillating steam cylinder, to support it. It is usually tubular, to convey steam.
Trussing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Truss
Trussing (n.) The timbers, etc., which form a truss, taken collectively.
Trussing (n.) The art of stiffening or bracing a set of timbers, or the like, by putting in struts, ties, etc., till it has something of the character of a truss.
Trussing (n.) The act of a hawk, or other bird of prey, in seizing its quarry, and soaring with it into air.
Trusting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Trust
Trustful (a.) Full of trust; trusting.
Trustful (a.) Worthy of trust; faithful; trusty; trustworthy.
Trustily (adv.) In a trusty manner.
Trusting (a.) Having or exercising trust; confiding; unsuspecting; trustful.
Truthful (a.) Full of truth; veracious; reliable.
Tryptone (n.) The peptone formed by pancreatic digestion; -- so called because it is formed through the agency of the ferment trypsin.
Trysting (n.) An appointment; a tryst.
Uranitic (a.) Of or pertaining to uranium; containing uranium.
Uranoso- (a.) A combining form (also used adjectively) from uranium; -- used in naming certain complex compounds; as in uranoso-uranic oxide, uranoso-uranic sulphate.
Urbanity (n.) The quality or state of being urbane; civility or courtesy of manners; politeness; refinement.
Urbanity (n.) Polite wit; facetiousness.
Urbanize (v. t.) To render urban, or urbane; to refine; to polish.
Urceolar (a.) Urceolate.
Urcelate (a.) Shaped like a pitcher or urn; swelling below, and contrasted at the orifice, as a calyx or corolla.
Urceolus (n.) Any urn-shaped organ of a plant.
Urethane (n.) A white crystal
Urethral (a.) Of or pertaining to the urethra.
Urgently (adv.) In an urgent manner.
Urinator (n.) One who dives under water in search of something, as for pearls; a diver.
Urobilin (n.) A yellow pigment identical with hydrobilirubin, abundant in the highly colored urine of fever, and also present in normal urine. See Urochrome.
Urochord (n.) The central axis or cord in the tail of larval ascidians and of certain adult tunicates.
Uropodal (a.) Of or pertaining to a uropod.
Uroscopy (n.) The diagnosis of diseases by inspection of urine.
Urostege (n.) One of the plates on the under side of the tail of a serpent.
Urosteon (n.) A median ossification back of the lophosteon in the sternum of some birds.
Urostyle (n.) A styliform process forming the posterior extremity of the vertebral column in some fishes and amphibians.
Uroxanic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid, C5H8N4O6, which is obtained, as a white crystal
Urrhodin (n.) Indigo red, a product of the decomposition, or oxidation, of indican. It is sometimes found in the sediment of pathological urines. It is soluble in ether or alcohol, giving the solution a beautiful red color. Also called indigrubin.
Ursiform (a.) Having the shape of a bear.
Urticate (v. t. & i.) To sting with, or as with, nettles; to irritate; to annoy.
Wrackful (a.) Ruinous; destructive.
Wrangled (imp. & p. p.) of Wrangle
Wrangler (n.) An angry disputant; one who disputes with heat or peevishness.
Wrangler (n.) One of those who stand in the first rank of honors in the University of Cambridge, England. They are called, according to their rank, senior wrangler, second wrangler, third wrangler, etc. Cf. Optime.
Wrannock (n.) Alt. of Wranny
Wrapping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wrap
Wrappage (n.) The act of wrapping.
Wrappage (n.) That which wraps; envelope; covering.
Wrathful (a.) Full of wrath; very angry; greatly incensed; ireful; passionate; as, a wrathful man.
Wrathful (a.) Springing from, or expressing, wrath; as, a wrathful countenance.
Wrathily (adv.) In a wrathy manner; very angrily; wrathfully.
Wrawness (n.) Peevishness; ill temper; anger.
Wreaking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wreak
Wreakful (a.) Revengeful; angry; furious.
Wreathed (imp.) of Wreathe
Wreathed (p. p.) of Wreathe
Wreathen (Archaic) of Wreathe
Wreathen (a.) Twisted; made into a wreath.
Wrecking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wreck
Wreckage (n.) The act of wrecking, or state of being wrecked.
Wreckage (n.) That which has been wrecked; remains of a wreck.
Wreckful (a.) Causing wreck; involving ruin; destructive.
Wrecking () a. & n. from Wreck, v.
Wrenched (imp. & p. p.) of Wrench
Wresting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wrest
Wrestled (imp. & p. p.) of Wrestle
Wrestler (n.) One who wrestles; one who is skillful in wrestling.
Wretched (a.) Very miserable; sunk in, or accompanied by, deep affliction or distress, as from want, anxiety, or grief; calamitous; woeful; very afflicting.
Wretched (a.) Worthless; paltry; very poor or mean; miserable; as, a wretched poem; a wretched cabin.
Wretched (a.) Hatefully contemptible; despicable; wicked.
Wriggled (imp. & p. p.) of Wriggle
Wriggler (n.) One who, or that which, wriggles.
Wringing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wring
Wringing () a. & n. from Wring, v.
Wrinkled (imp. & p. p.) of Wrinkle
Wristlet (n.) An elastic band worn around the wrist, as for the purpose of securing the upper part of a glove.
Writable (a.) Capable of, or suitable for, being written down.
Writhing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Writhe
Wronging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wrong
Wrongful (a.) Full of wrong; injurious; unjust; unfair; as, a wrongful taking of property; wrongful dealing.
Wrongous (a.) Constituting, or of the nature of, a wrong; unjust; wrongful.
Wrongous (a.) Not right; illegal; as, wrongous imprisonment.
Wrymouth (n.) Any one of several species of large, elongated, marine fishes of the genus Cryptacanthodes, especially C. maculatus of the American coast. A whitish variety is called ghostfish.
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