9 letter words whose second letter is A

Aard-vark (n.) An edentate mammal, of the genus Orycteropus, somewhat resembling a pig, common in some parts of Southern Africa. It burrows in the ground, and feeds entirely on ants, which it catches with its long, slimy tongue.

Aard-wolf (n.) A carnivorous quadruped (Proteles Lalandii), of South Africa, resembling the fox and hyena. See Proteles.

Aaronical (a.) Pertaining to Aaron, the first high priest of the Jews.

Babillard (n.) The lesser whitethroat of Europe; -- called also babbling warbler.

Babirussa (n.) A large hoglike quadruped (Sus, / Porcus, babirussa) of the East Indies, sometimes domesticated; the Indian hog. Its upper canine teeth or tusks are large and recurved.

Baboonery (n.) Baboonish behavior.

Baboonish (a.) Like a baboon.

Baby farm () A place where the nourishment and care of babies are offered for hire.

Babyhouse (a.) A place for children's dolls and dolls' furniture.

Babylonic (a.) Alt. of Babylonical

Babyrussa (n.) See Babyroussa.

Bacchanal (a.) Relating to Bacchus or his festival.

Bacchanal (a.) Engaged in drunken revels; drunken and riotous or noisy.

Bacchanal (n.) A devotee of Bacchus; one who indulges in drunken revels; one who is noisy and riotous when intoxicated; a carouser.

Bacchanal (n.) The festival of Bacchus; the bacchanalia.

Bacchanal (n.) Drunken revelry; an orgy.

Bacchanal (n.) A song or dance in honor of Bacchus.

Bacchants (pl. ) of Bacchant

Bacchante (n.) A priestess of Bacchus.

Bacchante (n.) A female bacchanal.

Bacchical (a.) Of or relating to Bacchus; hence, jovial, or riotous,with intoxication.

Bacciform (a.) Having the form of a berry.

Bacharach (n.) Alt. of Backarack

Backarack (n.) A kind of wine made at Bacharach on the Rhine.

Bacillary (a.) Of or pertaining to little rods; rod-shaped.

Backarack (n.) See Bacharach.

Backbiter (n.) One who backbites; a secret calumniator or detractor.

Backboard (n.) A board which supports the back wen one is sitting;

Backboard (n.) A board serving as the back part of anything, as of a wagon.

Backboard (n.) A thin stuff used for the backs of framed pictures, mirrors, etc.

Backboard (n.) A board attached to the rim of a water wheel to prevent the water from running off the floats or paddies into the interior of the wheel.

Backboard (n.) A board worn across the back to give erectness to the figure.

Backboned (a.) Vertebrate.

Back door () A door in the back part of a building; hence, an indirect way.

Backhouse (n.) A building behind the main building. Specifically: A privy; a necessary.

Backjoint (n.) A rebate or chase in masonry left to receive a permanent slab or other filling.

Backpiece (n.) Alt. of Backplate

Backplate (n.) A piece, or plate which forms the back of anything, or which covers the back; armor for the back.

Backshish (n.) In Egypt and the Turkish empire, a gratuity; a "tip".

Backsight (n.) The reading of the leveling staff in its unchanged position when the leveling instrument has been taken to a new position; a sight directed backwards to a station previously occupied. Cf. Foresight, n., 3.

Backslide (v. i.) To slide back; to fall away; esp. to abandon gradually the faith and practice of a religion that has been professed.

Backstaff (n.) An instrument formerly used for taking the altitude of the heavenly bodies, but now superseded by the quadrant and sextant; -- so called because the observer turned his back to the body observed.

Backstair (a.) Private; indirect; secret; intriguing; -- as if finding access by the back stairs.

Backsword (n.) A sword with one sharp edge.

Backsword (n.) In England, a stick with a basket handle, used in rustic amusements; also, the game in which the stick is used. Also called singlestick.

Backwards (adv.) With the back in advance or foremost; as, to ride backward.

Backwards (adv.) Toward the back; toward the rear; as, to throw the arms backward.

Backwards (adv.) On the back, or with the back downward.

Backwards (adv.) Toward, or in, past time or events; ago.

Backwards (adv.) By way of reflection; reflexively.

Backwards (adv.) From a better to a worse state, as from honor to shame, from religion to sin.

Backwards (adv.) In a contrary or reverse manner, way, or direction; contrarily; as, to read backwards.

Backwater (n.) Water turned back in its course by an obstruction, an opposing current , or the flow of the tide, as in a sewer or river channel, or across a river bar.

Backwater (n.) An accumulation of water overflowing the low lands, caused by an obstruction.

Backwater (n.) Water thrown back by the turning of a waterwheel, or by the paddle wheels of a steamer.

Backwoods (n. pl.) The forests or partly cleared grounds on the frontiers.

Bacterial (a.) Of or pertaining to bacteria.

Bacterium (n.) A microscopic vegetable organism, belonging to the class Algae, usually in the form of a jointed rodlike filament, and found in putrefying organic infusions. Bacteria are destitute of chlorophyll, and are the smallest of microscopic organisms. They are very widely diffused in nature, and multiply with marvelous rapidity, both by fission and by spores. Certain species are active agents in fermentation, while others appear to be the cause of certain infectious diseases. See Bacil

Bacteroid (a.) Alt. of Bacteroidal

Badgeless (a.) Having no badge.

Badgering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Badger

Badgering (n.) The act of one who badgers.

Badgering (n.) The practice of buying wheat and other kinds of food in one place and selling them in another for a profit.

Bad lands () Barren regions, especially in the western United States, where horizontal strata (Tertiary deposits) have been often eroded into fantastic forms, and much intersected by ca?ons, and where lack of wood, water, and forage increases the difficulty of traversing the country, whence the name, first given by the Canadian French, Mauvaises Terres (bad lands).

Badminton (n.) A game, similar to lawn tennis, played with shuttlecocks.

Badminton (n.) A preparation of claret, spiced and sweetened.

Baenomere (n.) One of the somites (arthromeres) that make up the thorax of Arthropods.

Baenosome (n.) The thorax of Arthropods.

Bagatelle (n.) A trifle; a thing of no importance.

Bagatelle (n.) A game played on an oblong board, having, at one end, cups or arches into or through which balls are to be driven by a rod held in the hand of the player.

Bail bond () A bond or obligation given by a prisoner and his surety, to insure the prisoner's appearance in court, at the return of the writ.

Bail bond () Special bail in court to abide the judgment.

Bailiwick (n.) The precincts within which a bailiff has jurisdiction; the limits of a bailiff's authority.

Bailpiece (n.) A piece of parchment, or paper, containing a recognizance or bail bond.

Bakehouse (v. t.) A house for baking; a bakery.

Baksheesh (n.) Alt. of Bakshish

Balachong (n.) A condiment formed of small fishes or shrimps, pounded up with salt and spices, and then dried. It is much esteemed in China.

Balancing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Balance

Balbuties (n.) The defect of stammering; also, a kind of incomplete pronunciation.

Balconied (a.) Having balconies.

Balconies (pl. ) of Balcony

Baldachin (n.) A rich brocade; baudekin.

Baldachin (n.) A structure in form of a canopy, sometimes supported by columns, and sometimes suspended from the roof or projecting from the wall; generally placed over an altar; as, the baldachin in St. Peter's.

Baldachin (n.) A portable canopy borne over shrines, etc., in procession.

Baldpated (a.) Destitute of hair on the head; baldheaded.

Balefully (adv.) In a baleful manner; perniciously.

Balistoid (a.) Like a fish of the genus Balistes; of the family Balistidae. See Filefish.

Balkingly (adv.) In a manner to balk or frustrate.

Ballasted (imp. & p. p.) of Ballast

Ballister (n.) A crossbow.

Ballistic (a.) Of or pertaining to the ballista, or to the art of hurling stones or missile weapons by means of an engine.

Ballistic (a.) Pertaining to projection, or to a projectile.

Ballooned (a.) Swelled out like a balloon.

Ballooner (n.) One who goes up in a balloon; an aeronaut.

Balloonry (n.) The art or practice of ascending in a balloon; aeronautics.

Balloting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ballot

Ballotade (v. i.) A leap of a horse, as between two pillars, or upon a straight

Ballproof (a.) Incapable of being penetrated by balls from firearms.

Balsamine (n.) The Impatiens balsamina, or garden balsam.

Balsamous (a.) Having the quality of balsam; containing balsam.

Bamboozle (v. t.) To deceive by trickery; to cajole by confusing the senses; to hoax; to mystify; to humbug.

Bandaging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bandage

Banderole (n.) Alt. of Bandrol

Band fish () A small red fish of the genus Cepola; the ribbon fish.

Bandicoot (n.) A species of very large rat (Mus giganteus), found in India and Ceylon. It does much injury to rice fields and gardens.

Bandicoot (n.) A ratlike marsupial animal (genus Perameles) of several species, found in Australia and Tasmania.

Bandoleer (n.) Alt. of Bandolier

Bandolier (n.) A broad leather belt formerly worn by soldiers over the right shoulder and across the breast under the left arm. Originally it was used for supporting the musket and twelve cases for charges, but later only as a cartridge belt.

Bandolier (n.) One of the leather or wooden cases in which the charges of powder were carried.


Baneberry (n.) A genus (Actaea) of plants, of the order Ranunculaceae, native in the north temperate zone. The red or white berries are poisonous.

Banishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Banish

Bank bill () In America (and formerly in England), a promissory note of a bank payable to the bearer on demand, and used as currency; a bank note.

Bank bill () In England, a note, or a bill of exchange, of a bank, payable to order, and usually at some future specified time. Such bills are negotiable, but form, in the strict sense of the term, no part of the currency.

Bank book () A book kept by a depositor, in which an officer of a bank enters the debits and credits of the depositor's account with the bank.

Bankeress (n.) A female banker.

Bank note () A promissory note issued by a bank or banking company, payable to bearer on demand.

Bank note () Formerly, a promissory note made by a banker, or banking company, payable to a specified person at a fixed date; a bank bill. See Bank bill, 2.

Bank note () A promissory note payable at a bank.

Bannition (n.) The act of expulsion.

Banqueted (imp. & p. p.) of Banquet

Banquette (n.) A raised way or foot bank, running along the inside of a parapet, on which musketeers stand to fire upon the enemy.

Banquette (n.) A narrow window seat; a raised shelf at the back or the top of a buffet or dresser.

Bantering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Banter

Baptismal (a.) Pertaining to baptism; as, baptismal vows.

Baptistry (n.) In early times, a separate building, usually polygonal, used for baptismal services. Small churches were often changed into baptisteries when larger churches were built near.

Baptistry (n.) A part of a church containing a font and used for baptismal services.

Baptistic (a.) Of or for baptism; baptismal.

Baptizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Baptize

Barbadian (a.) Of or pertaining to Barbados.

Barbadian (n.) A native of Barbados.

Barbadoes (n.) A West Indian island, giving its name to a disease, to a cherry, etc.

Barbarian (n.) A foreigner.

Barbarian (n.) A man in a rule, savage, or uncivilized state.

Barbarian (n.) A person destitute of culture.

Barbarian (n.) A cruel, savage, brutal man; one destitute of pity or humanity.

Barbarian (a.) Of, or pertaining to, or resembling, barbarians; rude; uncivilized; barbarous; as, barbarian governments or nations.

Barbarism (n.) An uncivilized state or condition; rudeness of manners; ignorance of arts, learning, and literature; barbarousness.

Barbarism (n.) A barbarous, cruel, or brutal action; an outrage.

Barbarism (n.) An offense against purity of style or language; any form of speech contrary to the pure idioms of a particular language. See Solecism.

Barbarity (n.) The state or manner of a barbarian; lack of civilization.

Barbarity (n.) Cruelty; ferociousness; inhumanity.

Barbarity (n.) A barbarous or cruel act.

Barbarity (n.) Barbarism; impurity of speech.

Barbarize (v. i.) To become barbarous.

Barbarize (v. i.) To adopt a foreign or barbarous mode of speech.

Barbarize (v. t.) To make barbarous.

Barbarous (a.) Being in the state of a barbarian; uncivilized; rude; peopled with barbarians; as, a barbarous people; a barbarous country.

Barbarous (a.) Foreign; adapted to a barbaric taste.

Barbarous (a.) Cruel; ferocious; inhuman; merciless.

Barbarous (a.) Contrary to the pure idioms of a language.

Barbastel (n.) A European bat (Barbastellus communis), with hairy lips.

Barbecued (imp. & p. p.) of Barbecue

Barbering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Barber

Barbotine (n.) A paste of clay used in decorating coarse pottery in relief.

Barefaced (a.) With the face uncovered; not masked.

Barefaced (a.) Without concealment; undisguised. Hence: Shameless; audacious.

Bargained (imp. & p. p.) of Bargain

Bargainee (v. i.) The party to a contract who receives, or agrees to receive, the property sold.

Bargainer (n.) One who makes a bargain; -- sometimes in the sense of bargainor.

Bargainor (n.) One who makes a bargain, or contracts with another; esp., one who sells, or contracts to sell, property to another.

Barkbound (a.) Prevented from growing, by having the bark too firm or close.

Barkeeper (n.) One who keeps or tends a bar for the sale of liquors.

Barmaster (n.) Formerly, a local judge among miners; now, an officer of the barmote.

Barmcloth (n.) Apron.

Barmecide (n.) One who proffers some illusory advantage or benefit. Also used as an adj.: Barmecidal.

Barnabite (n.) A member of a religious order, named from St. Barnabas.

Barograph (n.) An instrument for recording automatically the variations of atmospheric pressure.

Barometer (n.) An instrument for determining the weight or pressure of the atmosphere, and hence for judging of the probable changes of weather, or for ascertaining the height of any ascent.

Barometry (n.) The art or process of making barometrical measurements.

Baronetcy (n.) The rank or patent of a baronet.

Baroscope (n.) Any instrument showing the changes in the weight of the atmosphere; also, less appropriately, any instrument that indicates -or foreshadows changes of the weather, as a deep vial of liquid holding in suspension some substance which rises and falls with atmospheric changes.

Barouchet (n.) A kind of light barouche.

Barracoon (n.) A slave warehouse, or an inclosure where slaves are quartered temporarily.

Barracuda (n.) Alt. of Barracouata

Barrelled () of Barrel

Barreling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Barrel

Barrelled (a.) Having a barrel; -- used in composition; as, a double-barreled gun.

Barricade (n.) A fortification, made in haste, of trees, earth, palisades, wagons, or anything that will obstruct the progress or attack of an enemy. It is usually an obstruction formed in streets to block an enemy's access.

Barricade (n.) Any bar, obstruction, or means of defense.

Barricade (n.) To fortify or close with a barricade or with barricades; to stop up, as a passage; to obstruct; as, the workmen barricaded the streets of Paris.

Barricado (n. & v. t.) See Barricade.

Barrigudo (n.) A large, dark-colored, South American monkey, of the genus Lagothrix, having a long prehensile tail.

Barrister (n.) Counselor at law; a counsel admitted to plead at the bar, and undertake the public trial of causes, as distinguished from an attorney or solicitor. See Attorney.

Barrowist (n.) A follower of Henry Barrowe, one of the founders of Independency or Congregationalism in England. Barrowe was executed for nonconformity in 1953.

Bartender (n.) A barkeeper.

Bartering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Barter

Baryphony (n.) Difficulty of speech.

Basaltoid (a.) Formed like basalt; basaltiform.

Baseboard (n.) A board, or other woodwork, carried round the walls of a room and touching the floor, to form a base and protect the plastering; -- also called washboard (in England), mopboard, and scrubboard.

Base viol () See Bass viol.

Bashfully (adv.) In a bashful manner.

Basifugal (n.) Tending or proceeding away from the base; as, a basifugal growth.

Basihyoid (n.) The central tongue bone.

Basilical (a.) Royal; kingly; also, basilican.

Basilical (a.) Pertaining to certain parts, anciently supposed to have a specially important function in the animal economy, as the middle vein of the right arm.

Basilicas (pl. ) of Basilica

Basilican (a.) Of, relating to, or resembling, a basilica; basilical.

Basilicok (n.) The basilisk.

Basilicon (n.) An ointment composed of wax, pitch, resin, and olive oil, lard, or other fatty substance.

Basketful (n.) As much as a basket will contain.

Bass drum () The largest of the different kinds of drums, having two heads, and emitting a deep, grave sound. See Bass, a.

Basseting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Basset

Basseting (n.) The upward direction of a vein in a mine; the emergence of a stratum at the surface.

Bass horn () A modification of the bassoon, much deeper in tone.

Bass viol () A stringed instrument of the viol family, used for playing bass. See 3d Bass, n., and Violoncello.

Bastardly (a.) Bastardlike; baseborn; spurious; corrupt.

Bastardly (adv.) In the manner of a bastard; spuriously.

Bastinade (n.) See Bastinado, n.

Bastinade (v. t.) To bastinado.

Bastinado (n.) A blow with a stick or cudgel.

Bastinado (n.) A sound beating with a stick or cudgel. Specifically: A form of punishment among the Turks, Chinese, and others, consisting in beating an offender on the soles of his feet.

Bastinado (v. t.) To beat with a stick or cudgel, especially on the soles of the feet.

Bastioned (a.) Furnished with a bastion; having bastions.

Batailled (a.) Embattled.

Batardeau (n.) A cofferdam.

Batardeau (n.) A wall built across the ditch of a fortification, with a sluice gate to regulate the height of water in the ditch on both sides of the wall.

Batfowler (n.) One who practices or finds sport in batfowling.

Bathybius (n.) A name given by Prof. Huxley to a gelatinous substance found in mud dredged from the Atlantic and preserved in alcohol. He supposed that it was free living protoplasm, covering a large part of the ocean bed. It is now known that the substance is of chemical, not of organic, origin.

Batrachia (n. pl.) The order of amphibians which includes the frogs and toads; the Anura. Sometimes the word is used in a wider sense as equivalent to Amphibia.

Battalion (n.) A body of troops; esp. a body of troops or an army in battle array.

Battalion (n.) A regiment, or two or more companies of a regiment, esp. when assembled for drill or battle.

Battalion (v. t.) To form into battalions.

Battening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Batten

Battening (n.) Furring done with small pieces nailed directly upon the wall.

Battering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Batter

Batteries (pl. ) of Battery

Battle-ax (n.) Alt. of Battle-axe

Battology (n.) A needless repetition of words in speaking or writing.

Bawdiness (n.) Obscenity; lewdness.

Bayoneted (imp. & p. p.) of Bayonet

Caballing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cabal



Cabbaging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cabbage

Cablegram (n.) A message sent by a submarine telegraphic cable.

Cablelaid (a.) Composed of three three-stranded ropes, or hawsers, twisted together to form a cable.

Cablelaid (a.) Twisted after the manner of a cable; as, a cable-laid gold chain.

Cabrerite (n.) An apple-green mineral, a hydrous arseniate of nickel, cobalt, and magnesia; -- so named from the Sierra Cabrera, Spain.

Cabriolet (n.) A one-horse carriage with two seats and a calash top.

Cachaemia (n.) A degenerated or poisoned condition of the blood.

Cachectic (a.) Alt. of Cachectical

Cacholong (n.) An opaque or milk-white chalcedony, a variety of quartz; also, a similar variety of opal.

Cacochymy (n.) A vitiated state of the humors, or fluids, of the body, especially of the blood.

Cacodemon (n.) An evil spirit; a devil or demon.

Cacodemon (n.) The nightmare.

Cacodylic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, cacodyl.

Cacoethes (n.) A bad custom or habit; an insatiable desire; as, cacoethes scribendi, "The itch for writing".

Cacoethes (n.) A bad quality or disposition in a disease; an incurable ulcer.

Cacomixle (n.) Alt. of Cacomixl

Cacophony (n.) An uncouth or disagreable sound of words, owing to the concurrence of harsh letters or syllables.

Cacophony (n.) A combination of discordant sounds.

Cacophony (n.) An unhealthy state of the voice.

Cacuminal (a.) Pertaining to the top of the palate; cerebral; -- applied to certain consonants; as, cacuminal (or cerebral) letters.

Cadastral (a.) Of or pertaining to landed property.

Cadaveric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a corpse, or the changes produced by death; cadaverous; as, cadaveric rigidity.

Cadetship (n.) The position, rank, or commission of a cadet; as, to get a cadetship.

Caecilian (n.) A limbless amphibian belonging to the order Caeciliae or Ophimorpha. See Ophiomorpha.

Caenozoic (a.) See Cenozoic.

Caesarean (a.) Alt. of Caesarian

Caesarian (a.) Of or pertaining to Caesar or the Caesars; imperial.

Caesarism (n.) A system of government in which unrestricted power is exercised by a single person, to whom, as Caesar or emperor, it has been committed by the popular will; imperialism; also, advocacy or support of such a system of government.

Cainozoic (a.) See Cenozic.

Calaboose (n.) A prison; a jail.

Calamanco (n.) A glossy woolen stuff, plain, striped, or checked.

Calambour (n.) A species of agalloch, or aloes wood, of a dusky or mottled color, of a light, friable texture, and less fragrant than calambac; -- used by cabinetmakers.

Calcaneal (a.) Pertaining to the calcaneum; as, calcaneal arteries.

Calcaneum (n.) One of the bones of the tarsus which in man, forms the great bone of the heel; -- called also fibulare.

Calcarate (a.) Alt. of Calcarated

Calcarine (a.) Pertaining to, or situated near, the calcar of the brain.

Calceated (a.) Fitted with, or wearing, shoes.

Calcified (a.) Consisting of, or containing, calcareous matter or lime salts; calcareous.

Calciform (a.) In the form of chalk or lime.

Calcified (imp. & p. p.) of Calcify

Calcimine (n.) A white or colored wash for the ceiling or other plastering of a room, consisting of a mixture of clear glue, Paris white or zinc white, and water.

Calcimine (v. t.) To wash or cover with calcimine; as, to calcimine walls.

Calcinate (v. i.) To calcine.

Calcining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Calcine

Calc-spar (n.) Same as Calcite.

Calc-tufa (n.) See under Calcite.

Calculary (a.) Of or pertaining to calculi.

Calculary (n.) A congeries of little stony knots found in the pulp of the pear and other fruits.

Calculate (v. i.) To ascertain or determine by mathematical processes, usually by the ordinary rules of arithmetic; to reckon up; to estimate; to compute.

Calculate (v. i.) To ascertain or predict by mathematical or astrological computations the time, circumstances, or other conditions of; to forecast or compute the character or consequences of; as, to calculate or cast one's nativity.

Calculate (v. i.) To adjust for purpose; to adapt by forethought or calculation; to fit or prepare by the adaptation of means to an end; as, to calculate a system of laws for the government and protection of a free people.

Calculate (v. i.) To plan; to expect; to think.

Calculate (v. i.) To make a calculation; to forecast consequences; to estimate; to compute.

Calculous (a.) Of the nature of a calculus; like stone; gritty; as, a calculous concretion.

Calculous (a.) Caused, or characterized, by the presence of a calculus or calculi; a, a calculous disorder; affected with gravel or stone; as, a calculous person.

Caledonia (n.) The ancient Latin name of Scotland; -- still used in poetry.

Calefying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Calefy

Calembour (n.) A pun.

Calendary (a.) Calendarial.

Calendrer (n.) A person who calenders cloth; a calender.

Calendric (a.) Alt. of Calendrical

Calendula (n.) A genus of composite herbaceous plants. One species, Calendula officinalis, is the common marigold, and was supposed to blossom on the calends of every month, whence the name.

Calenture (n.) A name formerly given to various fevers occuring in tropics; esp. to a form of furious delirium accompanied by fever, among sailors, which sometimes led the affected person to imagine the sea to be a green field, and to throw himself into it.

Calenture (v. i.) To see as in the delirium of one affected with calenture.

Calibrate (v. i.) To ascertain the caliber of, as of a thermometer tube; also, more generally, to determine or rectify the graduation of, as of the various standards or graduated instruments.

Calicular (a.) Alt. of Caliculate

Caliphate (n.) The office, dignity, or government of a caliph or of the caliphs.

Callidity (n.) Acuteness of discernment; cunningness; shrewdness.

Callipash (n.) See Calipash.

Callipers (n. pl.) See Calipers.

Callosity (n.) A hard or thickened spot or protuberance; a hardening and thickening of the skin or bark of a part, eps. as a result of continued pressure or friction.

Calorific (a.) Possessing the quality of producing heat; heating.

Calumnies (pl. ) of Calumny

Calvinism (n.) The theological tenets or doctrines of John Calvin (a French theologian and reformer of the 16th century) and his followers, or of the so-called calvinistic churches.

Calvinist (n.) A follower of Calvin; a believer in Calvinism.

Calvinize (v. t.) To convert to Calvinism.

Calycinal (a.) Alt. of Calycine

Calycozoa (n. pl.) A group of acalephs of which Lucernaria is the type. The body is cup-shaped with eight marginal lobes bearing clavate tentacles. An aboral sucker serves for attachment. The interior is divided into four large compartments. See Lucernarida.

Calycular (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the bracts of a calycle.

Camarilla (n.) The private audience chamber of a king.

Camarilla (n.) A company of secret and irresponsible advisers, as of a king; a cabal or clique.

Cambering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Camber

Cambistry (n.) The science of exchange, weight, measures, etc.

Camerated (imp. & p. p.) of Camerate

Camisated (a.) Dressed with a shirt over the other garments.

Chamomile (n.) A genus of herbs (Anthemis) of the Composite family. The common camomile, A. nobilis, is used as a popular remedy. Its flowers have a strong and fragrant and a bitter, aromatic taste. They are tonic, febrifugal, and in large doses emetic, and the volatile oil is carminative.

Camonflet (n.) A small mine, sometimes formed in the wall or side of an enemy's gallery, to blow in the earth and cut off the retreat of the miners.

Campagnol (n.) A mouse (Arvicala agrestis), called also meadow mouse, which often does great damage in fields and gardens, by feeding on roots and seeds.

Campanero (n.) The bellbird of South America. See Bellbird.

Campanile (n.) A bell tower, esp. one built separate from a church.

Campanula (n.) A large genus of plants bearing bell-shaped flowers, often of great beauty; -- also called bellflower.

Camptight (n.) A duel; the decision of a case by a duel.

Camphogen (n.) See Cymene.

Camphoric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, camphor.

Canaanite (n.) A descendant of Canaan, the son of Ham, and grandson of Noah.

Canaanite (n.) A Native or inhabitant of the land of Canaan, esp. a member of any of the tribes who inhabited Canaan at the time of the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt.

Canaanite (n.) A zealot.

Cancelled () of Cancel

Canceling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cancel

Cancelier (v. i.) To turn in flight; -- said of a hawk.

Cancelier (n.) Alt. of Canceleer

Canceleer (n.) The turn of a hawk upon the wing to recover herself, when she misses her aim in the stoop.

Cancerate (v. i.) To grow into a canser; to become cancerous.

Cancerite (n.) Like a cancer; having the qualities or virulence of a cancer; affected with cancer.

Candicant (a.) Growing white.

Candidacy (n.) The position of a candidate; state of being a candidate; candidateship.

Candidate (n.) One who offers himself, or is put forward by others, as a suitable person or an aspirant or contestant for an office, privilege, or honor; as, a candidate for the office of governor; a candidate for holy orders; a candidate for scholastic honors.

Candlemas (n.) The second day of February, on which is celebrated the feast of the Purification of the Virgin Mary; -- so called because the candles for the altar or other sacred uses are blessed on that day.

Candytuft (n.) An annual plant of the genus Iberis, cultivated in gardens. The name was originally given to the I. umbellata, first, discovered in the island of Candia.

Canebrake (n.) A thicket of canes.

Canescent (a.) Growing white, or assuming a color approaching to white.

Cannicula (n.) The Dog Star; Sirius.

Canicular (a.) Pertaining to, or measured, by the rising of the Dog Star.

Cankering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Canker

Cankerous (a.) Affecting like a canker.

Cannabene (n.) A colorless oil obtained from hemp by distillation, and possessing its intoxicating properties.

Cannabine (a.) Pertaining to hemp; hempen.

Canniness (n.) Caution; crafty management.

Cannonade (n.) The act of discharging cannon and throwing ball, shell, etc., for the purpose of destroying an army, or battering a town, ship, or fort; -- usually, an attack of some continuance.

Cannonade (n.) Fig.; A loud noise like a cannonade; a booming.

Cannonade (imp. & p. p.) of Cannonade

Cannonade (v. t.) To attack with heavy artillery; to batter with cannon shot.

Cannonade (v. i.) To discharge cannon; as, the army cannonaded all day.

Cannoneer (n.) Alt. of Cannonier

Cannonier (n.) A man who manages, or fires, cannon.

Canon bit () That part of a bit which is put in a horse's mouth.

Canonized (imp. & p. p.) of Canonize

Canonship (a.) Of or pertaining to Canopus in Egypt; as, the Canopic vases, used in embalming.

Canopying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Canopy

Cantabile (a.) In a melodious, flowing style; in a singing style, as opposed to bravura, recitativo, or parlando.

Cantabile (n.) A piece or passage, whether vocal or instrumental, peculiarly adapted to singing; -- sometimes called cantilena.

Cantation (n.) A singing.

Cantatory (a.) Containing cant or affectation; whining; singing.

Cantering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Canter

Cantharis (n.) A beetle (Lytta, / Cantharis, vesicatoria), havin1g an elongated cylindrical body of a brilliant green color, and a nauseous odor; the blister fly or blister beetle, of the apothecary; -- also called Spanish fly. Many other species of Lytta, used for the same purpose, take the same name. See Blister beetle, under Blister. The plural form in usually applied to the dried insects used in medicine.

Cant hook () A wooden lever with a movable iron hook. hear the end; -- used for canting or turning over heavy logs, etc.

Canticles (pl. ) of Canticle

Cantilena (n.) See Cantabile.

Cantoning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Canton

Cantonize (v. i.) To divide into cantons or small districts.

Canulated (a.) See Cannula, Cannular, and Cannulated.

Canvassed (imp. & p. p.) of Canvass

Canvasser (n.) One who canvasses.

Caoutchin (n.) An inflammable, volatile, oily, liquid hydrocarbon, obtained by the destructive distillation of caoutchouc.

Capacious (a.) Having capacity; able to contain much; large; roomy; spacious; extended; broad; as, a capacious vessel, room, bay, or harbor.

Capacious (a.) Able or qualified to make large views of things, as in obtaining knowledge or forming designs; comprehensive; liberal.

Caparison (n.) An ornamental covering or housing for a horse; the harness or trappings of a horse, taken collectively, esp. when decorative.

Caparison (n.) Gay or rich clothing.

Caparison (v. t.) To cover with housings, as a horse; to harness or fit out with decorative trappings, as a horse.

Caparison (v. t.) To aborn with rich dress; to dress.


Capellane (n.) The curate of a chapel; a chaplain.

Caperclaw (v. t.) To treat with cruel playfulness, as a cat treats a mouse; to abuse.

Capillary (a.) Resembling a hair; fine; minute; very slender; having minute tubes or interspaces; having very small bore; as, the capillary vessels of animals and plants.

Capillary (a.) Pertaining to capillary tubes or vessels; as, capillary action.

Capillary (n.) A tube or vessel, extremely fine or minute.

Capillary (n.) A minute, thin-walled vessel; particularly one of the smallest blood vessels connecting arteries and veins, but used also for the smallest lymphatic and biliary vessels.

Capillose (a.) Having much hair; hairy.

Capitally (adv.) In a way involving the forfeiture of the head or life; as, to punish capitally.

Capitally (adv.) In a capital manner; excellently.

Capitatim (a.) Of so much per head; as, a capitatim tax; a capitatim grant.

Capitular (n.) An act passed in a chapter.

Capitular (n.) A member of a chapter.

Capitular (n.) The head or prominent part.

Capitular (a.) Of or pertaining to a chapter; capitulary.

Capitular (a.) Growing in, or pertaining to, a capitulum.

Capitular (a.) Pertaining to a capitulum; as, the capitular process of a vertebra, the process which articulates with the capitulum of a rib.

Capitulum (n.) A thick head of flowers on a very short axis, as a clover top, or a dandelion; a composite flower. A capitulum may be either globular or flat.

Capitulum (n.) A knoblike protuberance of any part, esp. at the end of a bone or cartilage. [See Illust. of Artiodactyla.]

Caponiere (n.) A work made across or in the ditch, to protect it from the enemy, or to serve as a covered passageway.

Cappadine (n.) A floss or waste obtained from the cocoon after the silk has been reeled off, used for shag.

Capricorn (n.) The tenth sign of zodiac, into which the sun enters at the winter solstice, about December 21. See Tropic.

Capricorn (n.) A southern constellation, represented on ancient monuments by the figure of a goat, or a figure with its fore part like a fish.

Caprifole (n.) The woodbine or honeysuckle.

Capriform (a.) Having the form of a goat.

Caprylate (n.) A salt of caprylic acid.

Capsaicin (n.) A colorless crystal

Capsicine (n.) A volatile alkaloid extracted from Capsicum annuum or from capsicin.

Capsizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Capsize

Capsquare (n.) A metal covering plate which passes over the trunnions of a cannon, and holds it in place.

Capsulary (a.) Of or pertaining to a capsule; having the nature of a capsule; hollow and fibrous.

Capsulate (a.) Alt. of Capsulated

Captaincy (n.) The rank, post, or commission of a captain.

Captainry (n.) Power, or command, over a certain district; chieftainship.

Captation (n.) A courting of favor or applause, by flattery or address; a captivating quality; an attraction.

Captivate (v. t.) To take prisoner; to capture; to subdue.

Captivate (v. t.) To acquire ascendancy over by reason of some art or attraction; to fascinate; to charm; as, Cleopatra captivated Antony; the orator captivated all hearts.

Captivate (p. a.) Taken prisoner; made captive; insnared; charmed.

Captiving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Captive

Captivity (n.) The state of being a captive or a prisoner.

Captivity (n.) A state of being under control; subjection of the will or affections; bondage.

Capturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Capture

Caracoled (imp. & p. p.) of Caracole

Caragheen (n.) See Carrageen.

Carambola (n.) An East Indian tree (Averrhoa Carambola), and its acid, juicy fruit; called also Coromandel gooseberry.

Carangoid (a.) Belonging to the Carangidae, a family of fishes allied to the mackerels, and including the caranx, American bluefish, and the pilot fish.

Carbamide (n.) The technical name for urea.

Carbamine (n.) An isocyanide of a hydrocarbon radical. The carbamines are liquids, usually colorless, and of unendurable odor.

Carbimide (n.) The technical name for isocyanic acid. See under Isocyanic.

Carbineer (n.) A soldier armed with a carbine.

Carbolize (v. t.) To apply carbolic acid to; to wash or treat with carbolic acid.

Carbonade (n.) Alt. of Carbonado

Carbonado (n.) Flesh, fowl, etc., cut across, seasoned, and broiled on coals; a chop.

Carbonado (v. t.) Alt. of Carbonade

Carbonade (v. t.) To cut (meat) across for frying or broiling; to cut or slice and broil.

Carbonade (v. t.) To cut or hack, as in fighting.

Carbonado (n.) A black variety of diamond, found in Brazil, and used for diamond drills. It occurs in irregular or rounded fragments, rarely distinctly crystallized, with a texture varying from compact to porous.

Carbonari (pl. ) of Carbonaro

Carbonaro (n.) A member of a secret political association in Italy, organized in the early part of the nineteenth centry for the purpose of changing the government into a republic.

Carbonate (n.) A salt or carbonic acid, as in limestone, some forms of lead ore, etc.

Carbonide (n.) A carbide.

Carbonize (v. t.) To convert (an animal or vegetable substance) into a residue of carbon by the action of fire or some corrosive agent; to char.

Carbonize (v. t.) To impregnate or combine with carbon, as in making steel by cementation.

Carboxide (n.) A compound of carbon and oxygen, as carbonyl, with some element or radical; as, potassium carboxide.

Carbuncle (n.) A beautiful gem of a deep red color (with a mixture of scarlet) called by the Greeks anthrax; found in the East Indies. When held up to the sun, it loses its deep tinge, and becomes of the color of burning coal. The name belongs for the most part to ruby sapphire, though it has been also given to red spinel and garnet.

Carbuncle (n.) A very painful acute local inflammation of the subcutaneous tissue, esp. of the trunk or back of the neck, characterized by brawny hardness of the affected parts, sloughing of the skin and deeper tissues, and marked constitutional depression. It differs from a boil in size, tendency to spread, and the absence of a central core, and is frequently fatal. It is also called anthrax.

Carbuncle (n.) A charge or bearing supposed to represent the precious stone. It has eight scepters or staves radiating from a common center. Called also escarbuncle.

Carburize (v. t.) To combine with carbon or a carbon compound; -- said esp. of a process for conferring a higher degree of illuminating power on combustible gases by mingling them with a vapor of volatile hydrocarbons.

Carcasses (pl. ) of Carcass

Carcelage (n.) Prison fees.

Carcinoma (n.) A cancer. By some medical writers, the term is applied to an indolent tumor. See Cancer.

Cardamine (n.) A genus of cruciferous plants, containing the lady's-smock, cuckooflower, bitter cress, meadow cress, etc.

Cardboard (n.) A stiff compact pasteboard of various qualities, for making cards, etc., often having a polished surface.

Cardiacal (a.) Cardiac.

Cardiacle (n.) A pain about the heart.

Cardialgy (n.) A burning or gnawing pain, or feeling of distress, referred to the region of the heart, accompanied with cardiac palpitation; heartburn. It is usually a symptom of indigestion.

Cardiolgy (n.) The science which treats of the heart and its functions.

Careening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Careen

Careenage (n.) Expense of careening ships.

Careenage (n.) A place for careening.

Careering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Career

Carefully (adv.) In a careful manner.

Caressing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Caress

Caretuned (a.) Weary; mournful.

Caribbean (a.) Alt. of Caribbee

Carinaria (n.) A genus of oceanic heteropod Mollusca, having a thin, glassy, bonnet-shaped shell, which covers only the nucleus and gills.

Carinatae (n. pl.) A grand division of birds, including all existing flying birds; -- So called from the carina or keel on the breastbone.

Carinated (a.) Shaped like the keel or prow of a ship; having a carina or keel; as, a carinate calyx or leaf; a carinate sternum (of a bird).

Cariopsis (n.) See Caryopsis.

Cariosity (n.) Caries.

Carmelite (a.) Alt. of Carmelin

Carmelite (n.) A friar of a mendicant order (the Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel) established on Mount Carmel, in Syria, in the twelfth century; a White Friar.

Carmelite (n.) A nun of the Order of Our lady of Mount Carmel.

Carnalism (n.) The state of being carnal; carnality; sensualism.

Carnalist (n.) A sensualist.

Carnality (n.) The state of being carnal; fleshly lust, or the indulgence of lust; grossness of mind.

Carnalize (v. t.) To make carnal; to debase to carnality.

Carnation (n.) The natural color of flesh; rosy pink.

Carnation (n.) Those parts of a picture in which the human body or any part of it is represented in full color; the flesh tints.

Carnation (n.) A species of Dianthus (D. Caryophyllus) or pink, having very beautiful flowers of various colors, esp. white and usually a rich, spicy scent.

Carnelian (n.) A variety of chalcedony, of a clear, deep red, flesh red, or reddish white color. It is moderately hard, capable of a good polish, and often used for seals.

Carnivora (n. pl.) An order of Mammallia including the lion, tiger, wolf bear, seal, etc. They are adapted by their structure to feed upon flesh, though some of them, as the bears, also eat vegetable food. The teeth are large and sharp, suitable for cutting flesh, and the jaws powerful.

Carnivore (n.) One of the Carnivora.

Carnosity (n.) A fleshy excrescence; esp. a small excrescence or fungous growth.

Carnosity (n.) Fleshy substance or quality; fleshy covering.

Carolling () of Carol

Carolitic (a.) Adorned with sculptured leaves and branches.

Caroluses (pl. ) of Carolus

Carotidal (a.) Pertaining to, or near, the carotids or one of them; as, the carotid gland.

Carousing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Carouse

Carousing (a.) That carouses; relating to a carouse.

Carpellum (n.) A simple pistil or single-celled ovary or seed vessel, or one of the parts of a compound pistil, ovary, or seed vessel. See Illust of Carpaphore.

Carpenter (n.) An artificer who works in timber; a framer and builder of houses, ships, etc.

Carpentry (n.) The art of cutting, framing, and joining timber, as in the construction of buildings.

Carpentry (n.) An assemblage of pieces of timber connected by being framed together, as the pieces of a roof, floor, etc.; work done by a carpenter.

Carpeting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Carpet

Carpetbag (n.) A portable bag for travelers; -- so called because originally made of carpet.

Carpeting (n.) The act of covering with carpets.

Carpeting (n.) Cloth or materials for carpets; carpets, in general.

Carpetway (n.) A border of greensward left round the margin of a plowed field.

Carpolite (n.) A general term for a fossil fruit, nut, or seed.

Carpology (n.) That branch of botany which relates to the structure of seeds and fruit.

Carrageen (n.) Alt. of Carrigeen

Carrigeen (n.) A small, purplish, branching, cartilaginous seaweed (Chondrus crispus), which, when bleached, is the Irish moss of commerce.

Carrancha (n.) The Brazilian kite (Polyborus Brasiliensis); -- so called in imitation of its notes.

Carriable (a.) Capable of being carried.

Carronade (n.) A kind of short cannon, formerly in use, designed to throw a large projectile with small velocity, used for the purpose of breaking or smashing in, rather than piercing, the object aimed at, as the side of a ship. It has no trunnions, but is supported on its carriage by a bolt passing through a loop on its under side.

Carrytale (n.) A talebearer.

Cartesian (a.) Of or pertaining to the French philosopher Rene Descartes, or his philosophy.

Cartesian (n.) An adherent of Descartes.

Carthamin (n.) A red coloring matter obtained from the safflower, or Carthamus tinctorius.

Cartilage (n.) A translucent, elastic tissue; gristle.

Cartridge (n.) A complete charge for a firearm, contained in, or held together by, a case, capsule, or shell of metal, pasteboard, or other material.

Cartulary (n.) A register, or record, as of a monastery or church.

Cartulary (n.) An ecclesiastical officer who had charge of records or other public papers.

Caruncula (n.) A small fleshy prominence or excrescence; especially the small, reddish body, the caruncula lacrymalis, in the inner angle of the eye.

Caruncula (n.) An excrescence or appendage surrounding or near the hilum of a seed.

Caruncula (n.) A naked, flesh appendage, on the head of a bird, as the wattles of a turkey, etc.

Carvacrol (n.) A thick oily liquid, C10H13.OH, of a strong taste and disagreeable odor, obtained from oil of caraway (Carum carui).

Car wheel () A flanged wheel of a railway car or truck.

Caryatids (pl. ) of Caryatid

Caryopses (pl. ) of Caryopsis

Caryopsis (n.) A one-celled, dry, indehiscent fruit, with a thin membranous pericarp, adhering closely to the seed, so that fruit and seed are incorporated in one body, forming a single grain, as of wheat, barley, etc.

Caseation (n.) A degeneration of animal tissue into a cheesy or curdy mass.

Casemated (a.) Furnished with, protected by, or built like, a casemate.

Case shot () A collection of small projectiles, inclosed in a case or canister.

Cashierer (n.) One who rejects, discards, or dismisses; as, a cashierer of monarchs.

Cassareep (n.) A condiment made from the sap of the bitter cassava (Manihot utilissima) deprived of its poisonous qualities, concentrated by boiling, and flavored with aromatics. See Pepper pot.

Cassation (n.) The act of annulling.

Casserole (n.) A small round dish with a handle, usually of porcelain.

Casserole (n.) A mold (in the shape of a hollow vessel or incasement) of boiled rice, mashed potato or paste, baked, and afterwards filled with vegetables or meat.

Cassidony (n.) The French lavender (Lavandula Stoechas)

Cassidony (n.) The goldilocks (Chrysocoma Linosyris) and perhaps other plants related to the genus Gnaphalium or cudweed.

Cassimere (n.) A thin, twilled, woolen cloth, used for men's garments.

Cassocked (a.) Clothed with a cassock.

Cassonade (n.) Raw sugar; sugar not refined.

Cassowary (n.) A large bird, of the genus Casuarius, found in the east Indies. It is smaller and stouter than the ostrich. Its head is armed with a kind of helmet of horny substance, consisting of plates overlapping each other, and it has a group of long sharp spines on each wing which are used as defensive organs. It is a shy bird, and runs with great rapidity. Other species inhabit New Guinea, Australia, etc.

Castalian (a.) Of or pertaining to Castalia, a mythical fountain of inspiration on Mt. Parnassus sacred to the Muses.

Castanets (n. pl.) Two small, concave shells of ivory or hard wood, shaped like spoons, fastened to the thumb, and beaten together with the middle finger; -- used by the Spaniards and Moors as an accompaniment to their dance and guitars.

Castellan (n.) A governor or warden of a castle.

Castigate (v. t.) To punish by stripes; to chastise by blows; to chasten; also, to chastise verbally; to reprove; to criticise severely.

Castigate (v. t.) To emend; to correct.

Castilian (n.) An inhabitant or native of Castile, in Spain.

Castilian (n.) The Spanish language as spoken in Castile.

Castillan (a.) Of or pertaining to Castile, in Spain.

Cast iron () Highly carbonized iron, the direct product of the blast furnace; -- used for making castings, and for conversion into wrought iron and steel. It can not be welded or forged, is brittle, and sometimes very hard. Besides carbon, it contains sulphur, phosphorus, silica, etc.

Cast-iron (a.) Made of cast iron. Hence, Fig.: like cast iron; hardy; unyielding.

Castorite (n.) A variety of the mineral called petalite, from Elba.

Castoreum (n.) A peculiar bitter orange-brown substance, with strong, penetrating odor, found in two sacs between the anus and external genitals of the beaver; castor; -- used in medicine as an antispasmodic, and by perfumers.

Castrated (imp. & p. p.) of Castrate

Casualism (n.) The doctrine that all things exist or are controlled by chance.

Casualist (n.) One who believes in casualism.

Casuarina (n.) A genus of leafless trees or shrubs, with drooping branchlets of a rushlike appearance, mostly natives of Australia. Some of them are large, producing hard and heavy timber of excellent quality, called beefwood from its color.

Casuistic (a.) Alt. of Casuistieal

Casuistry (a.) The science or doctrine of dealing with cases of conscience, of resolving questions of right or wrong in conduct, or determining the lawfulness or unlawfulness of what a man may do by rules and principles drawn from the Scriptures, from the laws of society or the church, or from equity and natural reason; the application of general moral rules to particular cases.

Casuistry (a.) Sophistical, equivocal, or false reasoning or teaching in regard to duties, obligations, and morals.

Cataclysm (n.) An extensive overflow or sweeping flood of water; a deluge.

Cataclysm (n.) Any violent catastrophe, involving sudden and extensive changes of the earth's surface.

Catadrome (n.) A race course.

Catadrome (n.) A machine for raising or lowering heavy weights.

Catafalco (n.) See Catafalque.

Catalepsy (n.) Alt. of Catalepsis

Catalogue (n.) A list or enumeration of names, or articles arranged methodically, often in alphabetical order; as, a catalogue of the students of a college, or of books, or of the stars.

Catalogue (v. t.) To make a list or catalogue; to insert in a catalogue.

Catalysis (n.) Dissolution; degeneration; decay.

Catalysis (n.) A process by which reaction occurs in the presence of certain agents which were formerly believed to exert an influence by mere contact. It is now believed that such reactions are attended with the formation of an intermediate compound or compounds, so that by alternate composition and decomposition the agent is apparenty left unchanged; as, the catalysis of making ether from alcohol by means of sulphuric acid; or catalysis in the action of soluble ferments (as diastase, or ptya

Catalysis (n.) The catalytic force.

Catalytic (a.) Relating to, or causing, catalysis.

Catalytic (n.) An agent employed in catalysis, as platinum black, aluminium chloride, etc.

Catamaran (n.) A kind of raft or float, consisting of two or more logs or pieces of wood lashed together, and moved by paddles or sail; -- used as a surf boat and for other purposes on the coasts of the East and West Indies and South America. Modified forms are much used in the lumber regions of North America, and at life-saving stations.

Catamaran (n.) Any vessel with twin hulls, whether propelled by sails or by steam; esp., one of a class of double-hulled pleasure boats remarkable for speed.

Catamaran (n.) A kind of fire raft or torpedo bat.

Catamaran (n.) A quarrelsome woman; a scold.

Catamenia (n. pl.) The monthly courses of women; menstrual discharges; menses.

Catamount (n.) The cougar. Applied also, in some parts of the United States, to the lynx.

Cataplasm (n.) A soft and moist substance applied externally to some part of the body; a poultice.

Catarrhal (a.) Pertaining to, produced by, or attending, catarrh; of the nature of catarrh.

Catchable (a.) Capable of being caught.

Catchment (n.) A surface of ground on which water may be caught and collected into a reservoir.

Catchpoll (n.) A bailiff's assistant.

Catchweed (n.) See Cleavers.

Catchword (n.) Among theatrical performers, the last word of the preceding speaker, which reminds one that he is to speak next; cue.

Catchword (n.) The first word of any page of a book after the first, inserted at the right hand bottom corner of the preceding page for the assistance of the reader. It is seldom used in modern printing.

Catchword (n.) A word or phrase caught up and repeated for effect; as, the catchword of a political party, etc.

Catchwork (n.) A work or artificial water-course for throwing water on lands that lie on the slopes of hills; a catchdrain.

Catechise (v. t.) To instruct by asking questions, receiving answers, and offering explanations and corrections, -- esp. in regard to points of religious faith.

Catechise (v. t.) To question or interrogate; to examine or try by questions; -- sometimes with a view to reproof, by eliciting from a person answers which condemn his own conduct.

Catechism (n.) A form of instruction by means of questions and answers.

Catechism (n.) A book containing a summary of principles, especially of religious doctrine, reduced to the form of questions and answers.

Catechist (n.) One who instructs by question and answer, especially in religions matters.

Catechize (v. t.) See Catechise.

Catechuic (a.) Of or pertaining to catechu or its derivatives. See catechin.

Catenated (imp. & p. p.) of Catenate

Caterwaul (v. i.) To cry as cats in rutting time; to make a harsh, offensive noise.

Caterwaul (n.) A caterwauling.

Catharist (n.) One aiming at or pretending to a greater purity of like than others about him; -- applied to persons of various sects. See Albigenses.

Catharsis (n.) A natural or artificial purgation of any passage, as of the mouth, bowels, etc.

Cathartic (a.) Alt. of Catharical

Cathartic (n.) A medicine that promotes alvine discharges; a purge; a purgative of moderate activity.

Cathartin (n.) The bitter, purgative principle of senna. It is a glucoside with the properties of a weak acid; -- called also cathartic acid, and cathartina.

Cathedral (n.) The principal church in a diocese, so called because in it the bishop has his official chair (Cathedra) or throne.

Cathedral (a.) Pertaining to the head church of a diocese; as, a cathedral church; cathedral service.

Cathedral (a.) Emanating from the chair of office, as of a pope or bishop; official; authoritative.

Cathedral (a.) Resembling the aisles of a cathedral; as, cathedral walks.

Catlinite (n.) A red clay from the Upper Missouri region, used by the Indians for their pipes.

Catoptron (n.) A reflecting optical glass or instrument; a mirror.

Catoptric (a.) Alt. of Catoptrical

Cat's-eye (n.) A variety of quartz or chalcedony, exhibiting opalescent reflections from within, like the eye of a cat. The name is given to other gems affording like effects, esp. the chrysoberyl.

Cat's-paw (n.) A light transitory air which ruffles the surface of the water during a calm, or the ripples made by such a puff of air.

Cat's-paw (n.) A particular hitch or turn in the bight of a rope, into which a tackle may be hooked.

Cat's-paw (n.) A dupe; a tool; one who, or that which, is used by another as an instrument to a accomplish his purposes.

Catstitch (v. t.) To fold and sew down the edge of with a coarse zigzag stitch.

Caucasian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Caucasus, a mountainous region between the Black and Caspian seas.

Caucasian (a.) Of or pertaining to the white races of mankind, of whom the people about Mount Caucasus were formerly taken as the type.

Caucasian (n.) A native or inhabitant of the Caucasus, esp. a Circassian or Georgian.

Caucasian (n.) A member of any of the white races of mankind.

Caucusing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Caucus

Caudicula (n.) A slender, elastic process, to which the masses of pollen in orchidaceous plants are attached.

Cauliculi (pl. ) of Cauliculus

Cauliform (a.) Having the form of a caulis.

Cauponize (v. i.) To sell wine or victuals.

Causality (n.) The agency of a cause; the action or power of a cause, in producing its effect.

Causality (n.) The faculty of tracing effects to their causes.

Causation (n.) The act of causing; also the act or agency by which an effect is produced.

Causative (a.) Effective, as a cause or agent; causing.

Causative (a.) Expressing a cause or reason; causal; as, the ablative is a causative case.

Causative (n.) A word which expresses or suggests a cause.

Causeless (a.) 1. Self-originating; uncreated.

Causeless (a.) Without just or sufficient reason; groundless.

Causeless (adv.) Without cause or reason.

Caustical (a.) Capable of destroying the texture of anything or eating away its substance by chemical action; burning; corrosive; searing.

Caustical (a.) Severe; satirical; sharp; as, a caustic remark.

Cautelous (a.) Caution; prudent; wary.

Cautelous (a.) Crafty; deceitful; false.

Cauterant (n.) A cauterizing substance.

Cauterism (n.) The use or application of a caustic; cautery.

Cauterize (v. t.) To burn or sear with a cautery or caustic.

Cauterize (v. t.) To sear, as the conscience.

Cauteries (pl. ) of Cautery

Cautioned (imp. & p. p.) of Caution

Cautioner (n.) One who cautions or advises.

Cautioner (n.) A surety or sponsor.

Cautionry (n.) Suretyship.

Cavalcade (n.) A procession of persons on horseback; a formal, pompous march of horsemen by way of parade.

Cavaliero (n.) A cavalier; a gallant; a libertine.

Caveating (n.) Shifting the sword from one side of an adversary's sword to the other.

Cavendish (n.) Leaf tobacco softened, sweetened, and pressed into plugs or cakes.

Cavernous (a.) Full of caverns; resembling a cavern or large cavity; hollow.

Cavernous (a.) Filled with small cavities or cells.

Cavernous (a.) Having a sound caused by a cavity.

Cavilling () of Cavil

Cavillous (a.) Characterized by caviling, or disposed to cavil; quibbing.

Cavorting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cavort

Dachshund (n.) One of a breed of small dogs with short crooked legs, and long body; -- called also badger dog. There are two kinds, the rough-haired and the smooth-haired.

Dactylist (n.) A writer of dactylic verse.

Daedalian (a.) Cunningly or ingeniously formed or working; skillful; artistic; ingenious.

Daedalian (a.) Crafty; deceitful.

Daedalous (a.) Having a variously cut or incised margin; -- said of leaves.


Dairymaid (n.) A female servant whose business is the care of the dairy.

Daker hen () The corncrake or land rail.

Dalliance (n.) The act of dallying, trifling, or fondling; interchange of caresses; wanton play.

Dalliance (n.) Delay or procrastination.

Dalliance (n.) Entertaining discourse.

Dalmatian (a.) Of or pertaining to Dalmatia.

Dalmatica (n.) Alt. of Dalmatic

Dal segno () A direction to go back to the sign / and repeat from thence to the close. See Segno.

Daltonian (n.) One afflicted with color blindness.

Daltonism (n.) Inability to perceive or distinguish certain colors, esp. red; color blindness. It has various forms and degrees. So called from the chemist Dalton, who had this infirmity.

Damascene (a.) Of or relating to Damascus.

Damascene (n.) A kind of plume, now called damson. See Damson.

Damascene (v. t.) Same as Damask, or Damaskeen, v. t.

Damasking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Damask

Damaskeen (v.) Alt. of Damasken

Dambonite (n.) A white, crystal

Damianist (n.) A follower of Damian, patriarch of Alexandria in the 6th century, who held heretical opinions on the doctrine of the Holy Trinity.

Damnation (n.) The state of being damned; condemnation; openly expressed disapprobation.

Damnation (n.) Condemnation to everlasting punishment in the future state, or the punishment itself.

Damnation (n.) A sin deserving of everlasting punishment.

Damnatory (a.) Dooming to damnation; condemnatory.

Damosella (n.) Alt. of Damoiselle

Damourite (n.) A kind of Muscovite, or potash mica, containing water.

Dampening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dampen

Danburite (n.) A borosilicate of lime, first found at Danbury, Conn. It is near the topaz in form.

Danceress (n.) A female dancer.

Dandelion (n.) A well-known plant of the genus Taraxacum (T. officinale, formerly called T. Dens-leonis and Leontodos Taraxacum) bearing large, yellow, compound flowers, and deeply notched leaves.

Dandified (a.) Made up like a dandy; having the dress or manners of a dandy; buckish.

Dandified (imp. & p. p.) of Dandify

Dandiprat (n.) A little fellow; -- in sport or contempt.

Dandiprat (n.) A small coin.

Dandy-hen (n. fem.) A bantam fowl.

Dandyling (n.) A little or insignificant dandy; a contemptible fop.

Dangerful (a.) Full of danger; dangerous.

Dangerous (a.) Attended or beset with danger; full of risk; perilous; hazardous; unsafe.

Dangerous (a.) Causing danger; ready to do harm or injury.

Dangerous (a.) In a condition of danger, as from illness; threatened with death.

Dangerous (a.) Hard to suit; difficult to please.

Dangerous (a.) Reserved; not affable.

Dannebrog (n.) The ancient battle standard of Denmark, bearing figures of cross and crown.

Dantesque (a.) Dantelike; Dantean.

Dapatical (a.) Sumptuous in cheer.

Daphnetin (n.) A colorless crystal

Dardanian (a. & n.) Trojan.

Darkening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Darken

Darkening (n.) Twilight; gloaming.

Dartingly (adv.) Like a dart; rapidly.

Darwinian (a.) Pertaining to Darwin; as, the Darwinian theory, a theory of the manner and cause of the supposed development of living things from certain original forms or elements.

Darwinian (n.) An advocate of Darwinism.

Darwinism (n.) The theory or doctrines put forth by Darwin. See above.

Dashboard (n.) A board placed on the fore part of a carriage, sleigh, or other vehicle, to intercept water, mud, or snow, thrown up by the heels of the horses; -- in England commonly called splashboard.

Dashboard (n.) The float of a paddle wheel.

Dashboard (n.) A screen at the bow af a steam launch to keep off the spray; -- called also sprayboard.

Dashingly (adv.) Conspicuously; showily.

Dastardly (a.) Meanly timid; cowardly; base; as, a dastardly outrage.

Dasymeter (n.) An instrument for testing the density of gases, consisting of a thin glass globe, which is weighed in the gas or gases, and then in an atmosphere of known density.

Dasyurine (a.) Pertaining to, or like, the dasyures.

Daughters (pl. ) of Daughter

Daughtren (pl. ) of Daughter

Dauntless (a.) Incapable of being daunted; undaunted; bold; fearless; intrepid.

Davenport (n.) A kind of small writing table, generally somewhat ornamental, and forming a piece of furniture for the parlor or boudoir.

Davy lamp () See Safety lamp, under Lamp.

Dawsonite (n.) A hydrous carbonate of alumina and soda, occuring in white, bladed crustals.

Dayflower (n.) A genus consisting mostly of tropical perennial herbs (Commelina), having ephemeral flowers.

Day-labor (n.) Labor hired or performed by the day.

Dayspring (n.) The beginning of the day, or first appearance of light; the dawn; hence, the beginning.

Eachwhere (adv.) Everywhere.

Eagerness (n.) The state or quality of being eager; ardent desire.

Eagerness (n.) Tartness; sourness.

Eaglewood (n.) A kind of fragrant wood. See Agallochum.

Ealderman (n.) Alt. of Ealdorman

Ealdorman (n.) An alderman.

Ear-bored (a.) Having the ear perforated.

Earcockle (n.) A disease in wheat, in which the blackened and contracted grain, or ear, is filled with minute worms.


Earmarked (imp. & p. p.) of Earmark

Earnestly (adv.) In an earnest manner.

Ear-shell (n.) A flattened marine univalve shell of the genus Haliotis; -- called also sea-ear. See Abalone.

Earshrift (n.) A nickname for auricular confession; shrift.

Earthbank (n.) A bank or mound of earth.

Earthborn (a.) Born of the earth; terrigenous; springing originally from the earth; human.

Earthborn (a.) Relating to, or occasioned by, earthly objects.

Earthbred (a.) Low; grovelling; vulgar.

Earthfork (n.) A pronged fork for turning up the earth.

Earthling (n.) An inhabitant of the earth; a mortal.

Earthstar (n.) A curious fungus of the genus Geaster, in which the outer coating splits into the shape of a star, and the inner one forms a ball containing the dustlike spores.

Earthward (adv.) Alt. of Earthwards

Earthwork (n.) Any construction, whether a temporary breastwork or permanent fortification, for attack or defense, the material of which is chiefly earth.

Earthwork (n.) The operation connected with excavations and embankments of earth in preparing foundations of buildings, in constructing canals, railroads, etc.

Earthwork (n.) An embankment or construction made of earth.

Earthworm (n.) Any worm of the genus Lumbricus and allied genera, found in damp soil. One of the largest and most abundant species in Europe and America is L. terrestris; many others are known; -- called also angleworm and dewworm.

Earthworm (n.) A mean, sordid person; a niggard.

Earwigged (imp. & p. p.) of Earwig

Eastwards (adv.) Toward the east; in the direction of east from some point or place; as, New Haven lies eastward from New York.

Eavesdrop (v. i.) To stand under the eaves, near a window or at the door, of a house, to listen and learn what is said within doors; hence, to listen secretly to what is said in private.

Eavesdrop (n.) The water which falls in drops from the eaves of a house.

Fabaceous (a.) Having the nature of a bean; like a bean.

Fabricked (imp. & p. p.) of Fabric

Fabricant (n.) One who fabricates; a manufacturer.

Fabricate (v. t.) To form into a whole by uniting its parts; to frame; to construct; to build; as, to fabricate a bridge or ship.

Fabricate (v. t.) To form by art and labor; to manufacture; to produce; as, to fabricate woolens.

Fabricate (v. t.) To invent and form; to forge; to devise falsely; as, to fabricate a lie or story.

Fabulized (imp. & p. p.) of Fabulize

Facetious (a.) Given to wit and good humor; merry; sportive; jocular; as, a facetious companion.

Facetious (a.) Characterized by wit and pleasantry; exciting laughter; as, a facetious story or reply.

Facsimile (n.) A copy of anything made, either so as to be deceptive or so as to give every part and detail of the original; an exact copy or likeness.

Facsimile (v. t.) To make a facsimile of.

Factioner (n.) One of a faction.

Factitive (a.) Causing; causative.

Factitive (a.) Pertaining to that relation which is proper when the act, as of a transitive verb, is not merely received by an object, but produces some change in the object, as when we say, He made the water wine.

Factoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Factor

Factorage (n.) The allowance given to a factor, as a compensation for his services; -- called also a commission.

Factoress (n.) A factor who is a woman.

Factorial (a.) Of or pertaining to a factory.

Factorial (a.) Related to factorials.

Factorial (n.) A name given to the factors of a continued product when the former are derivable from one and the same function F(x) by successively imparting a constant increment or decrement h to the independent variable. Thus the product F(x).F(x + h).F(x + 2h) . . . F[x + (n-1)h] is called a factorial term, and its several factors take the name of factorials.

Factorial (n.) The product of the consecutive numbers from unity up to any given number.

Factoring (n.) The act of resolving into factors.

Factorize (v. t.) To give warning to; -- said of a person in whose hands the effects of another are attached, the warning being to the effect that he shall not pay the money or deliver the property of the defendant in his hands to him, but appear and answer the suit of the plaintiff.

Factorize (v. t.) To attach (the effects of a debtor) in the hands of a third person ; to garnish. See Garnish.

Factories (pl. ) of Factory

Factotums (pl. ) of Factotum

Faculties (pl. ) of Faculty

Facundity (n.) Eloquence; readiness of speech.

Fahlunite (n.) A hydration of iolite.

Faintling (a.) Timorous; feeble-minded.

Faintness (n.) The state of being faint; loss of strength, or of consciousness, and self-control.

Faintness (n.) Want of vigor or energy.

Faintness (n.) Feebleness, as of color or light; lack of distinctness; as, faintness of description.

Faintness (n.) Faint-heartedness; timorousness; dejection.

Fairyland (n.) The imaginary land or abode of fairies.

Fairylike (a.) Resembling a fairy, or what is made or done be fairies; as, fairylike music.

Faithless (a.) Not believing; not giving credit.

Faithless (a.) Not believing on God or religion; specifically, not believing in the Christian religion.

Faithless (a.) Not observant of promises or covenants.

Faithless (a.) Not true to allegiance, duty, or vows; perfidious; trecherous; disloyal; not of true fidelity; inconstant, as a husband or a wife.

Faithless (a.) Serving to disappoint or deceive; delusive; unsatisfying.

Falcation (n.) The state of being falcate; a bend in the form of a sickle.

Falcidian (a.) Of or pertaining to Publius Falcidius, a Roman tribune.

Falciform (a.) Having the shape of a scithe or sickle; resembling a reaping hook; as, the falciform ligatment of the liver.

Falconine (a.) Like a falcon or hawk; belonging to the Falconidae

Falculate (a.) Curved and sharppointed, like a falcula, or claw of a falcon.

Faldstool (n.) A folding stool, or portable seat, made to fold up in the manner of a camo stool. It was formerly placed in the choir for a bishop, when he offciated in any but his own cathedral church.

Falernian (a.) Of or pertaining to Mount Falernus, in Italy; as, Falernianwine.

Fallacies (pl. ) of Fallacy

Fallopian (a.) Pertaining to, or discovered by, Fallopius; as, the Fallopian tubes or oviducts, the ducts or canals which conduct the ova from the ovaries to the uterus.

Fallowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fallow

Fallowist (n.) One who favors the practice of fallowing land.

Falsehood (n.) Want of truth or accuracy; an untrue assertion or representation; error; misrepresentation; falsity.

Falsehood (n.) A deliberate intentional assertion of what is known to be untrue; a departure from moral integrity; a lie.

Falsehood (n.) Treachery; deceit; perfidy; unfaithfulness.

Falsehood (n.) A counterfeit; a false appearance; an imposture.

Falseness (n.) The state of being false; contrariety to the fact; inaccuracy; want of integrity or uprightness; double dealing; unfaithfulness; treachery; perfidy; as, the falseness of a report, a drawing, or a singer's notes; the falseness of a man, or of his word.

Falsettos (pl. ) of Falsetto

Falsifier (n.) One who falsifies, or gives to a thing a deceptive appearance; a liar.

Falsified (imp. & p. p.) of Falsify

Falsities (pl. ) of Falsity

Faltering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Falter

Faltering (a.) Hesitating; trembling.

Faltering (n.) Falter; halting; hesitation.

Familiary (a.) Of or pertaining to a family or household; domestic.

Famishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Famish

Fanatical (a.) Characteristic of, or relating to, fanaticism; fanatic.

Fanciless (a.) Having no fancy; without ideas or imagination.

Fancywork (n.) Ornamental work with a needle or hook, as embroidery, crocheting, netting, etc.

Fantasied (a.) Filled with fancies or imaginations.

Fantastic (a.) Existing only in imagination; fanciful; imaginary; not real; chimerical.

Fantastic (a.) Having the nature of a phantom; unreal.

Fantastic (a.) Indulging the vagaries of imagination; whimsical; full of absurd fancies; capricious; as, fantastic minds; a fantastic mistress.

Fantastic (a.) Resembling fantasies in irregularity, caprice, or eccentricity; irregular; oddly shaped; grotesque.

Fantastic (n.) A person given to fantastic dress, manners, etc.; an eccentric person; a fop.

Fantasies (pl. ) of Fantasy

Farandams (n.) A fabrik made of silk and wool or hair.

Farcement (n.) Stuffing; forcemeat.

Farcilite (n.) Pudding stone.

Farmeress (n.) A woman who farms.

Farmhouse (n.) A dwelling house on a farm; a farmer's residence.

Farmstead (n.) A farm with the building upon it; a homestead on a farm.

Farrowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Farfow

Farseeing (a.) Able to see to a great distance; farsighted.

Farseeing (a.) Having foresight as regards the future.

Fasciated (a.) Bound with a fillet, sash, or bandage.

Fasciated (a.) Banded or compacted together.

Fasciated (a.) Flattened and laterally widened, as are often the stems of the garden cockscomb.

Fasciated (a.) Broadly banded with color.

Fascicled (a.) Growing in a bundle, tuft, or close cluster; as, the fascicled leaves of the pine or larch; the fascicled roots of the dahlia; fascicled muscle fibers; fascicled tufts of hair.

Fasciculi (pl. ) of Fasciculus

Fascinate (v. t.) To influence in an uncontrollable manner; to operate on by some powerful or irresistible charm; to bewitch; to enchant.

Fascinate (v. t.) To excite and allure irresistibly or powerfully; to charm; to captivate, as by physical or mental charms.

Fascinous (a.) Caused or acting by witchcraft.

Fasciolae (pl. ) of Fasciola

Fashioned (imp. & p. p.) of Fashion

Fashioned (a.) Having a certain style or fashion; as old-fashioned; new-fashioned.

Fashioner (n.) One who fashions, forms, ar gives shape to anything.

Fastening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fasten

Fastening (n.) Anything that binds and makes fast, as a lock, catch, bolt, bar, buckle, etc.

Fatalness (n.) Quality of being fatal.

Fathering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Father

Fathoming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fathom

Fatidical (a.) Having power to foretell future events; prophetic; fatiloquent; as, the fatidical oak.

Fatigable (a.) Easily tired.

Fatiguing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fatigue

Fattining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fatten

Fattiness (n.) State or quality of being fatty.

Fatuitous (a.) Stupid; fatuous.

Fat-wited (a.) Dull; stupid.

Faulchion (n.) See Falchion.

Faultless (a.) Without fault; not defective or imperfect; free from blemish; free from incorrectness, vice, or offense; perfect; as, a faultless poem.

Faveolate (a.) Honeycomb; having cavities or cells, somewhat resembling those of a honeycomb; alveolate; favose.

Favillous (a.) Of or pertaining to ashes.

Favorable (n.) Full of favor; favoring; manifesting partiality; kind; propitious; friendly.

Favorable (n.) Conducive; contributing; tending to promote or facilitate; advantageous; convenient.

Favorable (n.) Beautiful; well-favored.

Favoredly (adv.) In a favored or a favorable manner; favorably.

Favorless (a.) Unfavored; not regarded with favor; having no countenance or support.

Favorless (a.) Unpropitious; unfavorable.

Favosites (n.) A genus of fossil corals abundant in the Silurian and Devonian rocks, having polygonal cells with perforated walls.

Fawningly (adv.) In a fawning manner.

Gabardine (n.) Alt. of Gaberdine

Gaberdine (n.) A coarse frock or loose upper garment formerly worn by Jews; a mean dress.

Gaberdine (n.) See Gabardine.

Gabionade (n.) A traverse made with gabions between guns or on their flanks, protecting them from enfilading fire.

Gabionade (n.) A structure of gabions sunk in

Gabionage (n.) The part of a fortification built of gabions.

Gaddingly (adv.) In a roving, idle manner.

Gadolinia (n.) A rare earth, regarded by some as an oxide of the supposed element gadolinium, by others as only a mixture of the oxides of yttrium, erbium, ytterbium, etc.

Gadolinic (a.) Pertaining to or containing gadolinium.

Gainsayer (n.) One who gainsays, contradicts, or denies.

Gainstood (imp. & p. p.) of Gainstand

Gainstand (v. t.) To withstand; to resist.

Gairishly (n.) Alt. of Gairish/ness

Galactose (n.) A white, crystal

Galantine (n.) A dish of veal, chickens, or other white meat, freed from bones, tied up, boiled, and served cold.

Galenical (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, galena.

Galenical (an.) Relating to Galen or to his principles and method of treating diseases.

Galingale (n.) A plant of the Sedge family (Cyperus longus) having aromatic roots; also, any plant of the same genus.

Gallanted (imp. & p. p.) of Gallant

Gallantly (adv.) In a polite or courtly manner; like a gallant or wooer.

Gallantly (adv.) In a gallant manner.

Gallantry (n.) Splendor of appearance; ostentatious finery.

Gallantry (n.) Bravery; intrepidity; as, the troops behaved with great gallantry.

Gallantry (n.) Civility or polite attention to ladies; in a bad sense, attention or courtesy designed to win criminal favors from a female; freedom of principle or practice with respect to female virtue; intrigue.

Gallantry (n.) Gallant persons, collectively.

Gallature (n.) The tread, treadle, or chalasa of an egg.

Galleries (pl. ) of Gallery

Galletyle (n.) A little tile of glazed earthenware.

Gallflies (pl. ) of Gallfly

Gallicism (n.) A mode of speech peculiar to the French; a French idiom; also, in general, a French mode or custom.

Gallicize (v. t.) To conform to the French mode or idiom.

Galliform (a.) Like the Gallinae (or Galliformes) in structure.

Gallinule (n.) One of several wading birds, having long, webless toes, and a frontal shield, belonging to the family Rallidae. They are remarkable for running rapidly over marshes and on floating plants. The purple gallinule of America is Ionornis Martinica, that of the Old World is Porphyrio porphyrio. The common European gallinule (Gallinula chloropus) is also called moor hen, water hen, water rail, moor coot, night bird, and erroneously dabchick. Closely related to it is the Florida gallinu

Gallivant (v. i.) To play the beau; to wait upon the ladies; also, to roam about for pleasure without any definite plan.

Galliwasp (n.) A West Indian lizard (Celestus occiduus), about a foot long, imagined by the natives to be venomous.

Gallooned (a.) Furnished or adorned with galloon.

Galloping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gallop

Gallopade (n.) I horsemanship, a sidelong or curveting kind of gallop.

Gallopade (n.) A kind of dance; also, music to the dance; a galop.

Gallopade (v. i.) To gallop, as on horseback.

Gallopade (v. i.) To perform the dance called gallopade.

Galloping (a.) Going at a gallop; progressing rapidly; as, a galloping horse.

Gallowses (pl. ) of Gallows

Gallstone (n.) A concretion, or calculus, formed in the gall bladder or biliary passages. See Calculus, n., 1.

Galvanism (n.) Electricity excited by the mutual action of certain liquids and metals; dynamical electricity.

Galvanism (n.) The branch of physical science which treats of dynamical elecricity, or the properties and effects of electrical currents.

Galvanist (n.) One versed in galvanism.

Galvanize (v. t.) To affect with galvanism; to subject to the action of electrical currents.

Galvanize (v. t.) To plate, as with gold, silver, etc., by means of electricity.

Galvanize (v. t.) To restore to consciousness by galvanic action (as from a state of suspended animation); hence, to stimulate or excite to a factitious animation or activity.

Galvanize (v. t.) To coat, as iron, with zinc. See Galvanized iron.

Gambadoes (n.) Same as Gamashes.

Gambogian (a.) Alt. of Gambogic

Gambolled () of Gambol

Gamboling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gambol

Game fowl () A handsome breed of the common fowl, remarkable for the great courage and pugnacity of the males.

Gammadion (n.) A cross formed of four capital gammas, formerly used as a mysterious ornament on ecclesiastical vestments, etc. See Fylfot.

Gammoning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gammon

Gammoning (n.) The lashing or iron band by which the bowsprit of a vessel is secured to the stem to opposite the lifting action of the forestays.

Gammoning (n.) The act of imposing upon or hoaxing a person.

Gangliate (a.) Alt. of Gangliated

Ganglions (pl. ) of Ganglion

Gangrened (imp. & p. p.) of Gangrene

Gannister (n.) A refractory material consisting of crushed or ground siliceous stone, mixed with fire clay; -- used for lining Bessemer converters; also used for macadamizing roads.

Ganoidian (a. & n.) Ganoid.

The gapes () A fit of yawning.

The gapes () A disease of young poultry and other birds, attended with much gaping. It is caused by a parasitic nematode worm (Syngamus trachealis), in the windpipe, which obstructs the breathing. See Gapeworm.

Gardening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Garden

Gardening (n.) The art of occupation of laying out and cultivating gardens; horticulture.

Gargalize (v. t.) To gargle; to rinse.

Gargarism (n.) A gargle.

Gargarize (v. t.) To gargle; to rinse or wash, as the mouth and throat.

Garibaldi (n.) A jacket worn by women; -- so called from its resemblance in shape to the red shirt worn by the Italians patriot Garibaldi.

Garibaldi (n.) A California market fish (Pomancentrus rubicundus) of a deep scarlet color.

Garlanded (imp. & p. p.) of Garland

Garmented (p. a.) Having on a garment; attired; enveloped, as with a garment.

Garnering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Garner

Garnished (imp. & p. p.) of Garnish

Garnishee (n.) One who is garnished; a person upon whom garnishment has been served in a suit by a creditor against a debtor, such person holding property belonging to the debtor, or owing him money.

Garnishee (v. t.) To make (a person) a garnishee; to warn by garnishment; to garnish.

Garnishee (v. t.) To attach (the fund or property sought to be secured by garnishment); to trustee.

Garnisher (n.) One who, or that which, garnishes.

Garniture (v. t.) That which garnishes; ornamental appendage; embellishment; furniture; dress.

Garreteer (n.) One who lives in a garret; a poor author; a literary hack.

Garreting (n.) Small splinters of stone inserted into the joints of coarse masonry.

Garroting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Garrote

Garrulity (n.) Talkativeness; loquacity.

Garrulous (a.) Talking much, especially about commonplace or trivial things; talkative; loquacious.

Garrulous (a.) Having a loud, harsh note; noisy; -- said of birds; as, the garrulous roller.

Gartering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Garter

Gascoines (n. pl.) See Gaskins, 1.

Gasconade (n.) A boast or boasting; a vaunt; a bravado; a bragging; braggodocio.

Gasconade (v. i.) To boast; to brag; to bluster.

Gascoynes (n. pl.) Gaskins.

Gasifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gasify

Gasometer (n.) An apparatus for holding and measuring of gas; in gas works, a huge iron cylinder closed at one end and having the other end immersed in water, in which it is made to rise or fall, according to the volume of gas it contains, or the pressure required.

Gasometry (n.) The art or practice of measuring gases; also, the science which treats of the nature and properties of these elastic fluids.

Gasoscope (n.) An apparatus for detecting the presence of any dangerous gas, from a gas leak in a coal mine or a dwelling house.

Gaspereau (n.) The alewife.

Gasserian (a.) Relating to Casserio (L. Gasserius), the discover of the Gasserian ganglion.

Gastornis (n.) A genus of large eocene birds from the Paris basin.

Gastritis (n.) Inflammation of the stomach, esp. of its mucuos membrane.

Gastropod (n.) One of the Gastropoda.

Gastrulae (pl. ) of Gastrula

Gatehouse (n.) A house connected or associated with a gate.

Gathering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gather

Gathering (n.) The act of collecting or bringing together.

Gathering (n.) That which is gathered, collected, or brought together

Gathering (n.) A crowd; an assembly; a congregation.

Gathering (n.) A charitable contribution; a collection.

Gathering (n.) A tumor or boil suppurated or maturated; an abscess.

Gathering (a.) Assembling; collecting; used for gathering or concentrating.

Gaucherie (n.) An awkward action; clumsiness; boorishness.

Gaudiness (n.) The quality of being gaudy.

Gaugeable (a.) Capable of being gauged.

Gauziness (n.) The quality of being gauzy; flimsiness.

Gavelkind (n.) A tenure by which land descended from the father to all his sons in equal portions, and the land of a brother, dying without issue, descended equally to his brothers. It still prevails in the county of Kent.

Gaveloche (n.) Same as Gavelock.

Gazehound (n.) A hound that pursues by the sight rather than by the scent.

Gazetting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gazette

Gazetteer (n.) A writer of news, or an officer appointed to publish news by authority.

Gazetteer (n.) A newspaper; a gazette.

Gazetteer (n.) A geographical dictionary; a book giving the names and descriptions, etc., of many places.

Gazetteer (n.) An alphabetical descriptive list of anything.

Haberdash (v. i.) To deal in small wares.

Haberdine (n.) A cod salted and dried.

Habergeon (n.) Properly, a short hauberk, but often used loosely for the hauberk.

Habitable (a.) Capable of being inhabited; that may be inhabited or dwelt in; as, the habitable world.

Habitakle (v.) A dwelling place.

Habitance (n.) Dwelling; abode; residence.

Habitator (n.) A dweller; an inhabitant.

Habituate (v. t.) To make accustomed; to accustom; to familiarize.

Habituate (v. t.) To settle as an inhabitant.

Habituate (a.) Firmly established by custom; formed by habit; habitual.

Hackamore (n.) A halter consisting of a long leather or rope strap and headstall, -- used for leading or tieing a pack animal.

Hackberry (n.) A genus of trees (Celtis) related to the elm, but bearing drupes with scanty, but often edible, pulp. C. occidentalis is common in the Eastern United States.

Hackneyed (imp. & p. p.) of Hackney

Hacqueton (n.) Same as Acton.

Haecceity () Literally, this-ness. A scholastic term to express individuality or singleness; as, this book.

Haematite (n.) Same as Hematite.

Haematoid (a.) Same as Hematoid.

Haematoin (n.) A substance formed from the hematin of blood, by removal of the iron through the action of concentrated sulphuric acid. Two like bodies, called respectively haematoporphyrin and haematolin, are formed in a similar manner.

Hagbutter (n.) A soldier armed with a hagbut or arquebus.

Haggadoth (pl. ) of Haggada

Haggardly (adv.) In a haggard manner.

Haggishly (adv.) In the manner of a hag.

Hagiarchy (n.) A sacred government; by holy orders of men.

Hagiology (n.) The history or description of the sacred writings or of sacred persons; a narrative of the lives of the saints; a catalogue of saints.

Hag-taper (n.) The great woolly mullein (Verbascum Thapsus).

Hailstone (n.) A single particle of ice falling from a cloud; a frozen raindrop; a pellet of hail.

Hailstorm (n.) A storm accompanied with hail; a shower of hail.

Hairbrush (n.) A brush for cleansing and smoothing the hair.

Haircloth (n.) Stuff or cloth made wholly or in part of hair.

Hairiness (n.) The state of abounding, or being covered, with hair.

Hair-salt (n.) A variety of native Epsom salt occurring in silky fibers.

Halachoth (pl. ) of Halacha

Half-boot (n.) A boot with a short top covering only the ankle. See Cocker, and Congress boot, under Congress.

Half-bred (a.) Half-blooded.

Half-bred (a.) Imperfectly acquainted with the rules of good-breeding; not well trained.

Half-deck (n.) A shell of the genus Crepidula; a boat shell. See Boat shell.

Half-deck (n.) See Half deck, under Deck.

Half-fish (n.) A salmon in its fifth year of growth.

Half-mast (n.) A point some distance below the top of a mast or staff; as, a flag a half-mast (a token of mourning, etc.).

Half-moon (n.) The moon at the quarters, when half its disk appears illuminated.

Half-moon (n.) The shape of a half-moon; a crescent.

Half-moon (n.) An outwork composed of two faces, forming a salient angle whose gorge resembles a half-moon; -- now called a ravelin.

Half-moon (n.) A marine, sparoid, food fish of California (Caesiosoma Californiense). The body is ovate, blackish above, blue or gray below. Called also medialuna.

Half-pike (n.) A short pike, sometimes carried by officers of infantry, sometimes used in boarding ships; a spontoon.

Half-port (n.) One half of a shutter made in two parts for closing a porthole.

Half-read (a.) Informed by insufficient reading; superficial; shallow.

Haliotoid (a.) Like or pertaining to the genus Haliotis; ear-shaped.

Halituous (a.) Produced by, or like, breath; vaporous.

Hallidome (n.) Same as Halidom.

Hall-mark (n.) The official stamp of the Goldsmiths' Company and other assay offices, in the United Kingdom, on gold and silver articles, attesting their purity. Also used figuratively; -- as, a word or phrase lacks the hall-mark of the best writers.

Hallowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hallow

Halloween (n.) The evening preceding Allhallows or All Saints' Day.

Hallowmas (n.) The feast of All Saints, or Allhallows.

Halomancy (n.) See Alomancy.

Halometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the forms and angles of salts and crystals; a goniometer.

Halophyte (n.) A plant found growing in salt marshes, or in the sea.

Haloscope (n.) An instrument for exhibition or illustration of the phenomena of halos, parhelia, and the like.

Halsening (a.) Sounding harshly in the throat; inharmonious; rough.

Haltering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Halter

Haltingly (adv.) In a halting or limping manner.

Halysites (n.) A genus of Silurian fossil corals; the chain corals. See Chain coral, under Chain.

Hamadryad (n.) A tree nymph whose life ended with that of the particular tree, usually an oak, which had been her abode.

Hamadryad (n.) A large venomous East Indian snake (Orhiophagus bungarus), allied to the cobras.

Hamadryas (n.) The sacred baboon of Egypt (Cynocephalus Hamadryas).

Hamamelis (n.) A genus of plants which includes the witch-hazel (Hamamelis Virginica), a preparation of which is used medicinally.

Hammering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hammer

Hammerkop (n.) A bird of the Heron family; the umber.

Hammermen (pl. ) of Hammerman

Hammerman (n.) A hammerer; a forgeman.

Hampering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hamper

Hamstring (n.) One of the great tendons situated in each side of the ham, or space back of the knee, and connected with the muscles of the back of the thigh.

Hamstrung (imp. & p. p.) of Hamstring

Hamstring (v. t.) To lame or disable by cutting the tendons of the ham or knee; to hough; hence, to cripple; to incapacitate; to disable.

Handcloth (n.) A handkerchief.

Handcraft (n.) Same as Handicraft.

Hand flus (pl. ) of Handful

Hand-hole (n.) A small hole in a boiler for the insertion of the hand in cleaning, etc.

Handiness (n.) The quality or state of being handy.

Handiwork (n.) Work done by the hands; hence, any work done personally.

Handseled (imp. & p. p.) of Handsel

Handseled () of Handsel

Handspike (n.) A bar or lever, generally of wood, used in a windlass or capstan, for heaving anchor, and, in modified forms, for various purposes.

Handwheel (n.) Any wheel worked by hand; esp., one the rim of which serves as the handle by which a valve, car brake, or other part is adjusted.

Hand-work (n.) See Handiwork.

Hang-bies (pl. ) of Hang-by

Hanger-on (n.) One who hangs on, or sticks to, a person, place, or service; a dependent; one who adheres to others' society longer than he is wanted.

Hankering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hanker

Hanseatic (a.) Pertaining to the Hanse towns, or to their confederacy.

Hap'penny (n.) A half-penny.

Haphazard (n.) Extra hazard; chance; accident; random.

Haplessly (adv.) In a hapless, unlucky manner.

Happening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Happen

Happiness (n.) Good luck; good fortune; prosperity.

Happiness (n.) An agreeable feeling or condition of the soul arising from good fortune or propitious happening of any kind; the possession of those circumstances or that state of being which is attended enjoyment; the state of being happy; contentment; joyful satisfaction; felicity; blessedness.

Happiness (n.) Fortuitous elegance; unstudied grace; -- used especially of language.

Hara-kiri (n.) Suicide, by slashing the abdomen, formerly practiced in Japan, and commanded by the government in the cases of disgraced officials; disembowelment; -- also written, but incorrectly, hari-kari.

Harangued (imp. & p. p.) of Harangue

Haranguer (n.) One who harangues, or is fond of haranguing; a declaimer.

Harassing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harass

Harberous (a.) Harborous.

Harbinger (n.) One who provides lodgings; especially, the officer of the English royal household who formerly preceded the court when traveling, to provide and prepare lodgings.

Harbinger (n.) A forerunner; a precursor; a messenger.

Harbinger (v. t.) To usher in; to be a harbinger of.

Harboring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harbor

Harborage (n.) Shelter; entertainment.

Harbrough () A shelter.

Harborous (a.) Hospitable.

Hardening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harden

Hardening (n.) Making hard or harder.

Hardening (n.) That which hardens, as a material used for converting the surface of iron into steel.

Harderian (a.) A term applied to a lachrymal gland on the inner side of the orbit of many animals which have a third eyelid, or nictitating membrane. See Nictitating membrane, under Nictitate.

Hardiment (n.) Hardihood; boldness; courage; energetic action.

Hardiness (n.) Capability of endurance.

Hardiness (n.) Hardihood; boldness; firmness; assurance.

Hardiness (n.) Hardship; fatigue.

Hard-tack (n.) A name given by soldiers and sailors to a kind of hard biscuit or sea bread.

Harehound (n.) See Harrier.

Harlequin (n.) A buffoon, dressed in party-colored clothes, who plays tricks, often without speaking, to divert the bystanders or an audience; a merry-andrew; originally, a droll rogue of Italian comedy.

Harlequin (n. i.) To play the droll; to make sport by playing ludicrous tricks.

Harlequin (v. t.) Toremove or conjure away, as by a harlequin's trick.

Harlotize (v. i.) To harlot.


Harmattan (n.) A dry, hot wind, prevailing on the Atlantic coast of Africa, in December, January, and February, blowing from the interior or Sahara. It is usually accompanied by a haze which obscures the sun.

Harmonica (n.) A musical instrument, consisting of a series of hemispherical glasses which, by touching the edges with the dampened finger, give forth the tones.

Harmonica (n.) A toy instrument of strips of glass or metal hung on two tapes, and struck with hammers.

Harmonics (n.) The doctrine or science of musical sounds.

Harmonics (n.) Secondary and less distinct tones which accompany any principal, and apparently simple, tone, as the octave, the twelfth, the fifteenth, and the seventeenth. The name is also applied to the artificial tones produced by a string or column of air, when the impulse given to it suffices only to make a part of the string or column vibrate; overtones.

Harmonist (n.) One who shows the agreement or harmony of corresponding passages of different authors, as of the four evangelists.

Harmonist (n.) One who understands the principles of harmony or is skillful in applying them in composition; a musical composer.

Harmonist (n.) Alt. of Harmonite

Harmonite (n.) One of a religious sect, founded in Wurtemburg in the last century, composed of followers of George Rapp, a weaver. They had all their property in common. In 1803, a portion of this sect settled in Pennsylvania and called the village thus established, Harmony.

Harmonium (n.) A musical instrument, resembling a small organ and especially designed for church music, in which the tones are produced by forcing air by means of a bellows so as to cause the vibration of free metallic reeds. It is now made with one or two keyboards, and has pedals and stops.

Harmonize (v. i.) To agree in action, adaptation, or effect on the mind; to agree in sense or purport; as, the parts of a mechanism harmonize.

Harmonize (v. i.) To be in peace and friendship, as individuals, families, or public organizations.

Harmonize (v. i.) To agree in vocal or musical effect; to form a concord; as, the tones harmonize perfectly.

Harmonize (v. t.) To adjust in fit proportions; to cause to agree; to show the agreement of; to reconcile the apparent contradiction of.

Harmonize (v. t.) To accompany with harmony; to provide with parts, as an air, or melody.

Harmonies (pl. ) of Harmony

Harmotome (n.) A hydrous silicate of alumina and baryta, occurring usually in white cruciform crystals; cross-stone.

Harnessed (imp. & p. p.) of Harness

Harnesser (n.) One who harnesses.

Harpooned (imp. & p. p.) of Harpoon

Harpooner (n.) One who throws the harpoon.

Harquebus (n.) Alt. of Harquebuse

Harrowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harrow

Harshness (n.) The quality or state of being harsh.

Hartbeest (n.) A large South African antelope (Alcelaphus caama), formerly much more abundant than it is now. The face and legs are marked with black, the rump with white.

Hartshorn (n.) The horn or antler of the hart, or male red deer.

Hartshorn (n.) Spirits of hartshorn (see below); volatile salts.

Haruspice (n.) A diviner of ancient Rome. Same as Aruspice.

Haruspicy (n.) The art or practices of haruspices. See Aruspicy.

Harvested (imp. & p. p.) of Harvest

Harvester (n.) One who harvests; a machine for cutting and gathering grain; a reaper.

Harvester (n.) A harvesting ant.

Harvestry (n.) The act of harvesting; also, that which is harvested.

Hastening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hasten

Hastiness (n.) The quality or state of being hasty; haste; precipitation; rashness; quickness of temper.

Hatcheled (imp. & p. p.) of Hatchel

Hatcheler (n.) One who uses a hatchel.

Hatchment (n.) A sort of panel, upon which the arms of a deceased person are temporarily displayed, -- usually on the walls of his dwelling. It is lozenge-shaped or square, but is hung cornerwise. It is used in England as a means of giving public notification of the death of the deceased, his or her rank, whether married, widower, widow, etc. Called also achievement.

Hatchment (n.) A sword or other mark of the profession of arms; in general, a mark of dignity.

Haughtily (adv.) In a haughty manner; arrogantly.

Haustella (pl. ) of Haustellum

Haustoria (pl. ) of Haustorium

Haversack (n.) A bag for oats or oatmeal.

Haversack (n.) A bag or case, usually of stout cloth, in which a soldier carries his rations when on a march; -- distinguished from knapsack.

Haversack (n.) A gunner's case or bag used carry cartridges from the ammunition chest to the piece in loading.

Haversian (a.) Pertaining to, or discovered by, Clopton Havers, an English physician of the seventeenth century.

Hawk-eyed (a.) Having a keen eye; sharpsighted; discerning.

Hawk moth () Any moth of the family Sphingidae, of which there are numerous genera and species. They are large, handsome moths, which fly mostly at twilight and hover about flowers like a humming bird, sucking the honey by means of a long, slender proboscis. The larvae are large, hairless caterpillars ornamented with green and other bright colors, and often with a caudal spine. See Sphinx, also Tobacco worm, and Tomato worm.

Haymaking (n.) The operation or work of cutting grass and curing it for hay.

Hazarding (p. pr. & vb. /) of Hazard

Hazardize (n.) A hazardous attempt or situation; hazard.

Hazardous (a.) Exposed to hazard; dangerous; risky.

Hazelwort (n.) The asarabacca.

Ianthinae (pl. ) of Ianthina

Ianthinas (pl. ) of Ianthina

Jaal goat () A species of wild goat (Capra Nubiana) found in the mountains of Abyssinia, Upper Egypt, and Arabia; -- called also beden, and jaela.

Jabbering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jabber

Jaborandi (n.) The native name of a South American rutaceous shrub (Pilocarpus pennatifolius). The leaves are used in medicine as an diaphoretic and sialogogue.

Jacaranda (n.) The native Brazilian name for certain leguminous trees, which produce the beautiful woods called king wood, tiger wood, and violet wood.

Jacaranda (n.) A genus of bignoniaceous Brazilian trees with showy trumpet-shaped flowers.

Jacketing (n.) The material of a jacket; as, nonconducting jacketing.

Jackknife (n.) A large, strong clasp knife for the pocket; a pocket knife.

Jackscrew (n.) A jack in which a screw is used for lifting, or exerting pressure. See Illust. of 2d Jack, n., 5.

Jackslave (n.) A low servant; a mean fellow.

Jacksmith (n.) A smith who makes jacks. See 2d Jack, 4, c.

Jacksnipe (n.) A small European snipe (Limnocryptes gallinula); -- called also judcock, jedcock, juddock, jed, and half snipe.

Jacksnipe (n.) A small American sandpiper (Tringa maculata); -- called also pectoral sandpiper, and grass snipe.

Jackstone (n.) One of the pebbles or pieces used in the game of jackstones.

Jackstone (n.) A game played with five small stones or pieces of metal. See 6th Chuck.

Jackstraw (n.) An effigy stuffed with straw; a scarecrow; hence, a man without property or influence.

Jackstraw (n.) One of a set of straws of strips of ivory, bone, wood, etc., for playing a child's game, the jackstraws being thrown confusedly together on a table, to be gathered up singly by a hooked instrument, without touching or disturbing the rest of the pile. See Spilikin.

Jacobinic (a.) Alt. of Jacobinical

Jacobitic (a.) Alt. of Jacobitical

Jacobuses (pl. ) of Jacobus

Jacquerie (n.) The name given to a revolt of French peasants against the nobles in 1358, the leader assuming the contemptuous title, Jacques Bonhomme, given by the nobles to the peasantry. Hence, any revolt of peasants.

Jactation (n.) A throwing or tossing of the body; a shaking or agitation.

Jaculable (a.) Fit for throwing.

Jaculated (imp. & p. p.) of Jaculate

Jaculator () One who throws or casts.

Jaculator () The archer fish (Toxotes jaculator).

Jaganatha (n.) Alt. of Jaganatha

Jaganatha (n.) See Juggernaut.

Jaghirdar (n.) The holder of a jaghir.

Jalousied (a.) Furnished with jalousies; as, jalousied porches.

Jamaicine (n.) An alkaloid said to be contained in the bark of Geoffroya inermis, a leguminous tree growing in Jamaica and Surinam; -- called also jamacina.

Jambolana (n.) A myrtaceous tree of the West Indies and tropical America (Calyptranthes Jambolana), with astringent bark, used for dyeing. It bears an edible fruit.

Janissary (n.) See Janizary.

Janitress (n.) Alt. of Janitrix

Jansenism (n.) The doctrine of Jansen regarding free will and divine grace.

Jansenist (n.) A follower of Cornelius Jansen, a Roman Catholic bishop of Ypres, in Flanders, in the 17th century, who taught certain doctrines denying free will and the possibility of resisting divine grace.

Jantiness (n.) See Jauntiness.

Japanning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Japan

Japanning (n.) The art or act of varnishing in the Japanese manner.

Japannish (a.) After the manner of the Japanese; resembling japanned articles.

Japhetite (n.) A descendant of Japheth.

Jargoning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jargon

Jargonist (n.) One addicted to jargon; one who uses cant or slang.

Jarringly (adv.) In a jarring or discordant manner.

Jasperize (v. t.) To convert into, or make to resemble, jasper.

Jaspidean (a.) Alt. of Jaspideous

Jaspilite (n.) A compact siliceous rock resembling jasper.

Jatrophic (a.) Of or pertaining to physic nuts, the seeds of plants of the genus Jatropha.

Jaundiced (a.) Affected with jaundice.

Jaundiced (a.) Prejudiced; envious; as, a jaundiced judgment.

Jayhawker (n.) A name given to a free-booting, unenlisted, armed man or guerrilla.

Kadiaster (n.) A Turkish judge. See Cadi.

Kainozoic (a.) See Cenozoic.


Kakaralli (n.) A kind of wood common in Demerara, durable in salt water, because not subject to the depredations of the sea worm and barnacle.

Kalsomine (n. & v. t.) Same as Calcimine.

Kampylite (n.) A variety of mimetite or arseniate of lead in hexagonal prisms of a fine orange yellow.

Kaolinize (v. t.) To convert into kaolin.

Katabolic (a.) Of or pertaining to katabolism; as, katabolic processes, which give rise to substances (katastates) of decreasing complexity and increasing stability.

Katastate (n.) (Physiol.) A substance formed by a katabolic process; -- opposed to anastate. See Katabolic.

Labelling () of Label

Labellums (pl. ) of Labellum

Labialism (n.) The quality of being labial; as, the labialism of an articulation; conversion into a labial, as of a sound which is different in another language.

Labialize (v. t.) To modify by contraction of the lip opening.

Labimeter (n.) See Labidometer.

Labipalpi (pl. ) of Labipalpus

Laboredly (adv.) In a labored manner; with labor.

Laborious (a.) Requiring labor, perseverance, or sacrifices; toilsome; tiresome.

Laborious (a.) Devoted to labor; diligent; industrious; as, a laborious mechanic.

Laborless (a.) Not involving labor; not laborious; easy.

Laborsome (a.) Made with, or requiring, great labor, pains, or diligence.

Laborsome (a.) Likely or inc

Laburnine (n.) A poisonous alkaloid found in the unripe seeds of the laburnum.

Labyrinth (n.) An edifice or place full of intricate passageways which render it difficult to find the way from the interior to the entrance; as, the Egyptian and Cretan labyrinths.

Labyrinth (n.) Any intricate or involved inclosure; especially, an ornamental maze or inclosure in a park or garden.

Labyrinth (n.) Any object or arrangement of an intricate or involved form, or having a very complicated nature.

Labyrinth (n.) An inextricable or bewildering difficulty.

Labyrinth (n.) The internal ear. See Note under Ear.

Labyrinth (n.) A series of canals through which a stream of water is directed for suspending, carrying off, and depositing at different distances, the ground ore of a metal.

Labyrinth (n.) A pattern or design representing a maze, -- often inlaid in the tiled floor of a church, etc.

Laccolite (n.) Alt. of Laccolith

Laccolith (n.) A mass of igneous rock intruded between sedimentary beds and resulting in a mammiform bulging of the overlying strata.

Lace-bark (n.) A shrub in the West Indies (Lagetta Iintearia); -- so called from the lacelike layers of its inner bark.

Lacerable (a.) That can be lacerated or torn.

Lacerated (imp. & p. p.) of Lacerate

Lacerated (p. a.) Rent; torn; mangled; as, a lacerated wound.

Lacerated (p. a.) Jagged, or slashed irregularly, at the end, or along the edge.

Lacertian (a.) Like a lizard; of or pertaining to the Lacertilia.

Lacertian (n.) One of the Lacertilia.

Lacertine (a.) Lacertian.

Lachrymal (a.) Of or pertaining to tears; as, lachrymal effusions.

Lachrymal (a.) Pertaining to, or secreting, tears; as, the lachrymal gland.

Lachrymal (a.) Pertaining to the lachrymal organs; as, lachrymal bone; lachrymal duct.

Laciniate (a.) Alt. of Laciniated

Lacinulae (pl. ) of Lacinula

Lacinulas (pl. ) of Lacinula

Lackbrain (n.) One who is deficient in understanding; a witless person.

Lackeying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lackey

Laconical (a.) Expressing much in few words, after the manner of the Laconians or Spartans; brief and pithy; brusque; epigrammatic. In this sense laconic is the usual form.

Laconical (a.) Laconian; characteristic of, or like, the Spartans; hence, stern or severe; cruel; unflinching.

Laconical (a.) See Laconic, a.

Laconized (imp. & p. p.) of Laconize

Lacquered (imp. & p. p.) of Lacquer

Lacquerer (n.) One who lacquers, especially one who makes a business of lacquering.

Lacrimoso (a.) Plaintive; -- a term applied to a mournful or pathetic movement or style.

Lacrymary () Alt. of Lacrymose

Lacrytory () Alt. of Lacrymose

Lacrymose () See Lachrymary, Lachrymatory, Lachrymose.

Lactamide (n.) An acid amide derived from lactic acid, and obtained as a white crystal

Lactarene (n.) A preparation of casein from milk, used in printing calico.

Lactation (n.) A giving suck; the secretion and yielding of milk by the mammary gland.

Lacteally (adv.) Milkily; in the manner of milk.

Lactifuge (n.) A medicine to check the secretion of milk, or to dispel a supposed accumulation of milk in any part of the body.

Lactimide (n.) A white, crystal

Lactucone (n.) A white, crystal

Lacunaria (pl. ) of Lacunar

Lacustral (a.) Alt. of Lacustrine

Ladlefuls (pl. ) of Ladleful

Ladyclock (n.) See Ladyrird.

Laevigate (a.) Having a smooth surface, as if polished.

Laevulose (n.) See Levulose.

Lafayette (n.) The dollar fish.

Lafayette (n.) A market fish, the goody, or spot (Liostomus xanthurus), of the southern coast of the United States.

Laggingly (adv.) In a lagging manner; loiteringly.

Lagomorph (n.) One of the Lagomorpha.

Laicality (n.) The state or quality of being laic; the state or condition of a layman.

Lairdship (n.) The state of being a laird; an estate; landed property.

Lallation (n.) An imperfect enunciation of the letter r, in which it sounds like l.

Lamaistic (a.) Of or pertaining to Lamaism.

Lambative (a.) Taken by licking with the tongue.

Lambative (n.) A medicine taken by licking with the tongue; a lincture.

Lamdoidal (a.) Lambdoid.

Lamellary (a.) Of or pertaining to lamella or to lamellae; lamellar.

Lamellate (a.) Alt. of Lamellated

Lamellose (a.) Composed of, or having, lamellae; lamelliform.

Lamenting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lament

Lamenting (n.) Lamentation.

Laminable (a.) Capable of being split into laminae or thin plates, as mica; capable of being extended under pressure into a thin plate or strip.

Laminaria (n.) A genus of great seaweeds with long and broad fronds; kelp, or devil's apron. The fronds commonly grow in clusters, and are sometimes from thirty to fifty feet in length. See Illust. of Kelp.

Laminated (imp. & p. p.) of Laminate

Laminated (a.) Laminate.

Laminitis (n.) Inflammation of the laminae or fleshy plates along the coffin bone of a horse; founder.

Lampadist (n.) One who gained the prize in the lampadrome.

Lampblack (n.) The fine impalpable soot obtained from the smoke of carbonaceous substances which have been only partly burnt, as in the flame of a smoking lamp. It consists of finely divided carbon, with sometimes a very small proportion of various impurities. It is used as an ingredient of printers' ink, and various black pigments and cements.

Lamplight (n.) Light from a lamp.

Lampooned (imp. & p. p.) of Lampoon

Lampooner (n.) The writer of a lampoon.

Lampoonry (n.) The act of lampooning; a lampoon, or lampoons.

Lamp-post (n.) A post (generally a pillar of iron) supporting a lamp or lantern for lighting a street, park, etc.

Lampyrine (n.) An insect of the genus Lampyris, or family Lampyridae. See Lampyris.

Lanarkite (n.) A mineral consisting of sulphate of lead, occurring either massive or in long slender prisms, of a greenish white or gray color.

Lancegaye (n.) A kind of spear anciently used. Its use was prohibited by a statute of Richard II.

Lanceolar (a.) Lanceolate.

Lancewood (n.) A tough, elastic wood, often used for the shafts of gigs, archery bows, fishing rods, and the like. Also, the tree which produces this wood, Duguetia Quitarensis (a native of Guiana and Cuba), and several other trees of the same family (Anonaseae).

Lanciform (a.) Having the form of a lance.

Lanciname (v. t.) To tear; to lacerate; to pierce or stab.

Landamman (n.) A chief magistrate in some of the Swiss cantons.

Landamman (n.) The president of the diet of the Helvetic republic.

Landaulet (n.) A small landau.

Landflood (n.) An overflowing of land by river; an inundation; a freshet.

Landgrave (n.) A German nobleman of a rank corresponding to that of an earl in England and of a count in France.

Landloper (n.) Same as Landlouper.

Landowner (n.) An owner of land.

Land-poor (a.) Pecuniarily embarrassed through owning much unprofitable land.

Landreeve (n.) A subordinate officer on an extensive estate, who acts as an assistant to the steward.

Landscape (n.) A portion of land or territory which the eye can comprehend in a single view, including all the objects it contains.

Landscape (n.) A picture representing a scene by land or sea, actual or fancied, the chief subject being the general aspect of nature, as fields, hills, forests, water. etc.

Landscape (n.) The pictorial aspect of a country.

Landslide (n.) The slipping down of a mass of land from a mountain, hill, etc.

Landslide (n.) The land which slips down.

Landsturm (n.) That part of the reserve force in Germany which is called out last.

Langridge (n.) See Langrage.

Languaged (imp. & p. p.) of Language

Languaged (a.) Having a language; skilled in language; -- chiefly used in composition.

Languente (adv.) In a languishing manner; pathetically.

Laniation (n.) A tearing in pieces.

Lanifical (a.) Working in wool.

Lankiness (n.) The condition or quality or being lanky.

Lantanium (n.) Alt. of Lantanum

Lanterloo (n.) An old name of loo (a).

Lanterned (imp. & p. p.) of Lantern

Lanthanum (n.) A rare element of the group of the earth metals, allied to aluminium. It occurs in certain rare minerals, as cerite, gadolinite, orthite, etc., and was so named from the difficulty of separating it from cerium, didymium, and other rare elements with which it is usually associated. Atomic weight 138.5. Symbol La.

Laodicean (a.) Of or pertaining to Laodicea, a city in Phrygia Major; like the Christians of Laodicea; lukewarm in religion.

Lapideous (a.) Of the nature of stone.

Lapidific (a.) Alt. of Lapidifical

Laplander (n.) A native or inhabitant of Lapland; -- called also Lapp.

Lappeting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lappet

Lapponian (a.) Alt. of Lapponic

Lapstreak (a.) Alt. of Lapstrake

Lapstrake (a.) Made with boards whose edges lap one over another; clinker-built; -- said of boats.

Laquearia (pl. ) of Laquear

Larcenist (n.) One who commits larceny.

Larcenous (a.) Having the character of larceny; as, a larcenous act; committing larceny.

Larcenies (pl. ) of Larceny

Lardacein (n.) A peculiar amyloid substance, colored blue by iodine and sulphuric acid, occurring mainly as an abnormal infiltration into the spleen, liver, etc.

Largeness (n.) The quality or state of being large.

Larghetto (a. & adv.) Somewhat slow or slowly, but not so slowly as largo, and rather more so than andante.

Largition () The bestowment of a largess or gift.

Lariating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lariat

Larixinic (a.) Of, or derived from, the larch (Larix); as, larixinic acid.

Larruping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Larrup

Larviform (a.) Having the form or structure of a larva.

Laryngeal (a.) Of or pertaining to the larynx; adapted to operations on the larynx; as, laryngeal forceps.

Laryngean (a.) See Laryngeal.

Laserwort (n.) Any plant of the umbelliferous genus Laserpitium, of several species (as L. glabrum, and L. siler), the root of which yields a resinous substance of a bitter taste. The genus is mostly European.

Lassitude (n.) A condition of the body, or mind, when its voluntary functions are performed with difficulty, and only by a strong exertion of the will; languor; debility; weariness.

Laterally (adv.) By the side; sidewise; toward, or from, the side.

Lateritic (a.) Consisting of, containing, or characterized by, laterite; as, lateritic formations.

Latescent (a.) Slightly withdrawn from view or knowledge; as, a latescent meaning.

Lathering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lather

Lathreeve (n.) Formerly, the head officer of a lathe. See 1st Lathe.

Latibulum (n.) A concealed hiding place; a burrow; a lair; a hole.

Laticlave (n.) A broad stripe of purple on the fore part of the tunic, worn by senators in ancient Rome as an emblem of office.

Latinized (imp. & p. p.) of Latinize

Latitancy (n.) Act or state of lying hid, or lurking.

Latration (n.) A barking.

Latrociny (n.) Theft; larceny.

Latterkin (n.) A pointed wooden tool used in glazing leaden lattice.

Latticing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lattice

Latticing (n.) The act or process of making a lattice of, or of fitting a lattice to.

Latticing (n.) A system of bars crossing in the middle to form braces between principal longitudinal members, as of a strut.

Laudanine (n.) A white organic base, resembling morphine, and obtained from certain varieties of opium.

Laudation (v. t.) The act of lauding; praise; high commendation.

Laudative (a.) Laudatory.

Laudative (n.) A panegyric; a eulogy.

Laudatory (a.) Of or pertaining praise, or to the expression of praise; as, laudatory verses; the laudatory powers of Dryden.

Laughable (a.) Fitted to excite laughter; as, a laughable story; a laughable scene.

Laughsome (a.) Exciting laughter; also, addicted to laughter; merry.

Launching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Launch

Laundered (imp. & p. p.) of Launder

Launderer (n.) One who follows the business of laundering.

Laundress (n.) A woman whose employment is laundering.

Laundress (v. i.) To act as a laundress.

Laundries (pl. ) of Laundry

Laureated (imp. & p. p.) of Laureate

Lavishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lavish

Lawgiving (a.) Enacting laws; legislative.

Lammaking (a.) Enacting laws; legislative.

Lammaking (n.) The enacting of laws; legislation.

Lawmonger (n.) A trader in law; one who practices law as if it were a trade.

Lazaretto (n.) A public building, hospital, or pesthouse for the reception of diseased persons, particularly those affected with contagious diseases.

Lazarlike (a.) Alt. of Lazarly

Lazarwort (n.) Laserwort.

Lazybones (n.) A lazy person.

Lazzaroni (n. pl.) The homeless idlers of Naples who live by chance work or begging; -- so called from the Hospital of St. Lazarus, which serves as their refuge.

Macaronis (pl. ) of Macaroni

Macaronic (a.) Pertaining to, or like, macaroni (originally a dish of mixed food); hence, mixed; confused; jumbled.

Macaronic (a.) Of or pertaining to the burlesque composition called macaronic; as, macaronic poetry.

Macaronic (n.) A heap of thing confusedly mixed together; a jumble.

Macaronic (n.) A kind of burlesque composition, in which the vernacular words of one or more modern languages are intermixed with genuine Latin words, and with hybrid formed by adding Latin terminations to other roots.

Macartney (n.) A fire-backed pheasant. See Fireback.

Maccabean (a.) Of or pertaining to Judas Maccabeus or to the Maccabees; as, the Maccabean princes; Maccabean times.

Maccabees (n. pl.) The name given later times to the Asmonaeans, a family of Jewish patriots, who headed a religious revolt in the reign of Antiochus IV., 168-161 B. C., which led to a period of freedom for Israel.

Maccabees (n. pl.) The name of two ancient historical books, which give accounts of Jewish affairs in or about the time of the Maccabean princes, and which are received as canonical books in the Roman Catholic Church, but are included in the Apocrypha by Protestants. Also applied to three books, two of which are found in some MSS. of the Septuagint.

Macerated (imp. & p. p.) of Macerate

Macerater (n.) One who, or that which, macerates; an apparatus for converting paper or fibrous matter into pulp.

Machinate (v. i.) To plan; to contrive; esp., to form a scheme with the purpose of doing harm; to contrive artfully; to plot.

Machinate (v. t.) To contrive, as a plot; to plot; as, to machinate evil.

Machining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Machine

Machinery (n.) Machines, in general, or collectively.

Machinery (n.) The working parts of a machine, engine, or instrument; as, the machinery of a watch.

Machinery (n.) The supernatural means by which the action of a poetic or fictitious work is carried on and brought to a catastrophe; in an extended sense, the contrivances by which the crises and conclusion of a fictitious narrative, in prose or verse, are effected.

Machinery (n.) The means and appliances by which anything is kept in action or a desired result is obtained; a complex system of parts adapted to a purpose.

Machining (a.) Of or pertaining to the machinery of a poem; acting or used as a machine.

Machinist (n.) A constrictor of machines and engines; one versed in the principles of machines.

Machinist (n.) One skilled in the use of machine tools.

Machinist (n.) A person employed to shift scenery in a theater.

Macilency (n.) Leanness.

Macintosh (n.) Same as Mackintosh.

Macrocosm (n.) The great world; that part of the universe which is exterior to man; -- contrasted with microcosm, or man. See Microcosm.

Macrodome (n.) A dome parallel to the longer lateral axis of an orthorhombic crystal. See Dome, n., 4.

Macrodont (a.) Having large teeth.

Macrodont (n.) A macrodont animal.

Macrology (n.) Long and tedious talk without much substance; superfluity of words.

Macrotone (n.) Same as Macron.

Macrotous (a.) Large-eared.

Macroural (a.) Same as Macrura, Macrural, etc.

Macruroid (a.) Like or pertaining to the Macrura.

Macrurous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Macrura; having a long tail.

Mactation (n.) The act of killing a victim for sacrifice.

Maculated (a.) Having spots or blotches; maculate.

Mad-apple (n.) See Eggplant.

Maddening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Madden

Madefying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Madefy

Madegassy (n. & a.) See Madecassee.

Madreperl (n.) Mother-of-pearl.

Madrepora (n.) A genus of reef corals abundant in tropical seas. It includes than one hundred and fifty species, most of which are elegantly branched.

Madrepore (n.) Any coral of the genus Madrepora; formerly, often applied to any stony coral.

Maelstrom (n.) A celebrated whirlpool on the coast of Norway.

Maelstrom (n.) Also Fig. ; as, a maelstrom of vice.

Magazined (imp. & p. p.) of Magazine

Magaziner (n.) One who edits or writes for a magazine.

Magdaleon (n.) A medicine in the form of a roll, a esp. a roll of plaster.

Magdeburg (n.) A city of Saxony.

Maggotish (a.) Full of whims or fancies; maggoty.

Magically (adv.) In a magical manner; by magic, or as if by magic.

Magistery (n.) Mastery; powerful medical influence; renowned efficacy; a sovereign remedy.

Magistery (n.) A magisterial injunction.

Magistery (n.) A precipitate; a fine substance deposited by precipitation; -- applied in old chemistry to certain white precipitates from metallic solutions; as, magistery of bismuth.

Magistral (a.) Pertaining to a master; magisterial; authoritative; dogmatic.

Magistral (a.) Commanded or prescribed by a magister, esp. by a doctor; hence, effectual; sovereign; as, a magistral sirup.

Magistral (a.) Formulated extemporaneously, or for a special case; -- opposed to officinal, and said of prescriptions and medicines.

Magistral (n.) A sovereign medicine or remedy.

Magistral (n.) A magistral

Magistral (n.) Powdered copper pyrites used in the amalgamation of ores of silver, as at the Spanish mines of Mexico and South America.

Magnality (n.) A great act or event; a great attainment.

Magnesian (a.) Pertaining to, characterized by, or containing, magnesia or magnesium.

Magnesite (n.) Native magnesium carbonate occurring in white compact or granular masses, and also in rhombohedral crystals.

Magnesium (n.) A light silver-white metallic element, malleable and ductile, quite permanent in dry air but tarnishing in moist air. It burns, forming (the oxide) magnesia, with the production of a blinding light (the so-called magnesium light) which is used in signaling, in pyrotechny, or in photography where a strong actinic illuminant is required. Its compounds occur abundantly, as in dolomite, talc, meerschaum, etc. Symbol Mg. Atomic weight, 24.4. Specific gravity, 1.75.

Magnetics (n.) The science of magnetism.

Magnetism (n.) The property, quality, or state, of being magnetic; the manifestation of the force in nature which is seen in a magnet.

Magnetism (n.) The science which treats of magnetic phenomena.

Magnetism (n.) Power of attraction; power to excite the feelings and to gain the affections.

Magnetist (n.) One versed in magnetism.

Magnetite (n.) An oxide of iron (Fe3O4) occurring in isometric crystals, also massive, of a black color and metallic luster. It is readily attracted by a magnet and sometimes possesses polarity, being then called loadstone. It is an important iron ore. Called also magnetic iron.

Magnetize (v. t.) To communicate magnetic properties to; as, to magnetize a needle.

Magnetize (v. t.) To attract as a magnet attracts, or like a magnet; to move; to influence.

Magnetize (v. t.) To bring under the influence of animal magnetism.

Magnifico (n.) A grandee or nobleman of Venice; -- so called in courtesy.

Magnifico (n.) A rector of a German university.

Magnifier (n.) One who, or that which, magnifies.

Magnified (imp. & p. p.) of Magnify

Magnitude (n.) Extent of dimensions; size; -- applied to things that have length, breath, and thickness.

Magnitude (n.) That which has one or more of the three dimensions, length, breadth, and thickness.

Magnitude (n.) Anything of which greater or less can be predicated, as time, weight, force, and the like.

Magnitude (n.) Greatness; grandeur.

Magnitude (n.) Greatness, in reference to influence or effect; importance; as, an affair of magnitude.

Magot-pie (n.) A magpie.

Maharajah (n.) A sovereign prince in India; -- a title given also to other persons of high rank.

Mahomedan (n.) Alt. of Mahometan

Mahometan (n.) See Mohammedan.

Mahometry (n.) Mohammedanism.

Mahumetan (n.) Alt. of Mahumetanism

Maieutics (n.) The art of giving birth (i. e., clearness and conviction) to ideas, which are conceived as struggling for birth.

Mainprise (n.) A writ directed to the sheriff, commanding him to take sureties, called mainpernors, for the prisoner's appearance, and to let him go at large. This writ is now obsolete.

Mainprise (n.) Deliverance of a prisoner on security for his appearance at a day.

Mainprise (v. t.) To suffer to go at large, on his finding sureties, or mainpernors, for his appearance at a day; -- said of a prisoner.

Mainsheet (n.) One of the ropes by which the mainsail is hauled aft and trimmed.

Mainswear (v. i.) To swear falsely.

Main yard () The yard on which the mainsail is extended, supported by the mainmast.

Maistress (n.) Mistress.

Majesties (pl. ) of Majesty

Majorship (n.) The office of major.

Majuscule (n.) A capital letter; especially, one used in ancient manuscripts. See Majusculae.

Make-game (n.) An object of ridicule; a butt.

Makeshift (n.) That with which one makes shift; a temporary expedient.

Making-up (n.) The act of bringing spirits to a certain degree of strength, called proof.

Making-up (n.) The act of becoming reconciled or friendly.

Malachite (n.) Native hydrous carbonate of copper, usually occurring in green mammillary masses with concentric fibrous structure.

Malacozoa (n. pl.) An extensive group of Invertebrata, including the Mollusca, Brachiopoda, and Bryozoa. Called also Malacozoaria.

Maladroit (a.) Of a quality opposed to adroitness; clumsy; awkward; unskillful.

Malanders (n. pl.) A scurfy eruption in the bend of the knee of the fore leg of a horse. See Sallenders.

Malarious (a.) Of or pertaining, to or infected by, malaria.

Malaxator (n.) One who, or that which, malaxates; esp., a machine for grinding, kneading, or stirring into a pasty or doughy mass.

Malayalam (n.) The name given to one the cultivated Dravidian languages, closely related to the Tamil.

Malbrouck (n.) A West African arboreal monkey (Cercopithecus cynosurus).

Maldanian (n.) Any species of marine annelids of the genus Maldane, or family Maldanidae. They have a slender, round body, and make tubes in the sand or mud.

Malengine (n.) Evil machination; guile; deceit.

Male-odor (n.) See Malodor.

Maletreat (v. t.) See Maltreat.

Malicious (a.) Indulging or exercising malice; harboring ill will or enmity.

Malicious (a.) Proceeding from hatred or ill will; dictated by malice; as, a malicious report; malicious mischief.

Malicious (a.) With wicked or mischievous intentions or motives; wrongful and done intentionally without just cause or excuse; as, a malicious act.

Maligning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Malign

Malignant (a.) Disposed to do harm, inflict suffering, or cause distress; actuated by extreme malevolence or enmity; virulently inimical; bent on evil; malicious.

Malignant (a.) Characterized or caused by evil intentions; pernicious.

Malignant (a.) Tending to produce death; threatening a fatal issue; virulent; as, malignant diphtheria.

Malignant (n.) A man of extrems enmity or evil intentions.

Malignant (n.) One of the adherents of Charles L. or Charles LL.; -- so called by the opposite party.

Malignify (v. t.) To make malign or malignant.

Malignity (n.) The state or quality of being malignant; disposition to do evil; virulent enmity; malignancy; malice; spite.

Malignity (n.) Virulence; deadly quality.

Malignity (n.) Extreme evilness of nature or influence; perniciousness; heinousness; as, the malignity of fraud.

Malingery (n.) The spirit or practices of a malingerer; malingering.

Malleable (a.) Capable of being extended or shaped by beating with a hammer, or by the pressure of rollers; -- applied to metals.

Malleated (imp. & p. p.) of Malleate

Mallemock (n.) Alt. of Mallemoke

Mallemoke (n.) See Mollemoke.

Malleolar (a.) Of or pertaining to the malleolus; in the region of the malleoli of the ankle joint.

Malleolus (n.) A projection at the distal end of each bone of the leg at the ankle joint. The malleolus of the tibia is the internal projection, that of the fibula the external.

Malleolus (n.) " A layer, " a shoot partly buried in the ground, and there cut halfway through.

Malmbrick (n.) A kind of brick of a light brown or yellowish color, made of sand, clay, and chalk.

Malpighia (n.) A genus of tropical American shrubs with opposite leaves and small white or reddish flowers. The drupes of Malpighia urens are eaten under the name of Barbadoes cherries.

Maltalent (n.) Ill will; malice.

Mathusian (n.) A follower of Malthus.

Mammalian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Mammalia or mammals.

Mammalogy (n.) The science which relates to mammals or the Mammalia. See Mammalia.

Mammiform (a.) Having the form of a mamma (breast) or mammae.

Mammology (n.) Mastology. See Mammalogy.

Mammonish (a.) Actuated or prompted by a devotion to money getting or the service of Mammon.

Mammonism (n.) Devotion to the pursuit of wealth; world

Mammonist (n.) A mammonite.

Mammonite (n.) One devoted to the acquisition of wealth or the service of Mammon.

Mammonize (v. t.) To make mammonish.

Manacling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Manacle

Mancipate (v. t.) To enslave; to bind; to restrict.

Mandatary (n.) One to whom a command or charge is given; hence, specifically, a person to whom the pope has, by his prerogative, given a mandate or order for his benefice.

Mandatary (n.) One who undertakes to discharge a specific business commission; a mandatory.

Mandatory (a.) Containing a command; preceptive; directory.

Mandatory (n.) Same as Mandatary.

Mandelate (n.) A salt of mandelic acid.

Mandilion (n.) See Mandil.

Mandingos (n. pl.) ; sing. Mandingo. (Ethnol.) An extensive and powerful tribe of West African negroes.


Manducate (v. t.) To masticate; to chew; to eat.

Man-eater (n.) One who, or that which, has an appetite for human flesh; specifically, one of certain large sharks (esp. Carcharodon Rondeleti); also, a lion or a tiger which has acquired the habit of feeding upon human flesh.

Manesheet (n.) A covering placed over the upper part of a horse's head.

Manoeuvre (n.) Management; dexterous movement; specif., a military or naval evolution, movement, or change of position.

Manoeuvre (n.) Management with address or artful design; adroit proceeding; stratagem.

Manoeuvre (n.) To perform a movement or movements in military or naval tactics; to make changes in position with reference to getting advantage in attack or defense.

Manoeuvre (n.) To manage with address or art; to scheme.

Manoeuvre (v. t.) To change the positions of, as of troops of ships.

Manganate (n.) A salt of manganic acid.

Manganese (n.) An element obtained by reduction of its oxide, as a hard, grayish white metal, fusible with difficulty, but easily oxidized. Its ores occur abundantly in nature as the minerals pyrolusite, manganite, etc. Symbol Mn. Atomic weight 54.8.

Manganite (n.) One of the oxides of manganese; -- called also gray manganese ore. It occurs in brilliant steel-gray or iron-black crystals, also massive.

Manganite (n.) A compound of manganese dioxide with a metallic oxide; so called as though derived from the hypothetical manganous acid.

Manganium (n.) Manganese.

Manganous (a.) Of, pertaining to, designating, those compounds of manganese in which the element has a lower valence as contrasted with manganic compounds; as, manganous oxide.

Manginess (n.) The condition or quality of being mangy.

Mangonism (n.) The art of mangonizing, or setting off to advantage.

Mangonist (n.) One who mangonizes.

Mangonist (n.) A slave dealer; also, a strumpet.

Mangonize (v. t.) To furbish up for sale; to set off to advantage.

Mangostan (n.) A tree of the East Indies of the genus Garcinia (G. Mangostana). The tree grows to the height of eighteen feet, and bears fruit also called mangosteen, of the size of a small apple, the pulp of which is very delicious food.

Manichean (n.) Alt. of Manichee

Manichean (a.) Of or pertaining to the Manichaeans.

Manichord () Alt. of Manichordon

Manifests (pl. ) of Manifest

Manifesto (n. & a.) A public declaration, usually of a prince, sovereign, or other person claiming large powers, showing his intentions, or proclaiming his opinions and motives in reference to some act done or contemplated by him; as, a manifesto declaring the purpose of a prince to begin war, and explaining his motives.

Maniglion (n.) Either one of two handles on the back of a piece of ordnance.

Manipular (a.) Of or pertaining to the maniple, or company.

Manipular (a.) Manipulatory; as, manipular operations.

Manitrunk (n.) The anterior segment of the thorax in insects. See Insect.

Manlessly (adv.) Inhumanly.


Mannerism (n.) Adherence to a peculiar style or manner; a characteristic mode of action, bearing, or treatment, carried to excess, especially in literature or art.

Mannerist (n.) One addicted to mannerism; a person who, in action, bearing, or treatment, carries characteristic peculiarities to excess. See citation under Mannerism.

Mannitate (n.) A salt of mannitic acid.

Mannitose (n.) A variety of sugar obtained by the partial oxidation of mannite, and closely resembling levulose.

Manoeuvre (n. & v.) See Maneuver.

Manometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the tension or elastic force of gases, steam, etc., constructed usually on the principle of allowing the gas to exert its elastic force in raising a column of mercury in an open tube, or in compressing a portion of air or other gas in a closed tube with mercury or other liquid intervening, or in bending a metallic or other spring so as to set in motion an index; a pressure gauge. See Pressure, and Illust. of Air pump.

Manoscope (n.) Same as Manometer.

Manoscopy (n.) The science of the determination of the density of vapors and gases.

Mansionry (n.) The state of dwelling or residing; occupancy as a dwelling place.

Manslayer (n.) One who kills a human being; one who commits manslaughter.

Mantispid (n.) Any neuropterous insect of the genus Mantispa, and allied genera. The larvae feed on plant lice. Also used adjectively. See Illust. under Neuroptera.

Mantology (n.) The act or art of divination.

Manualist (n.) One who works with the hands; an artificer.

Manubrial (a.) Of or pertaining to a manubrium; shaped like a manubrium; handlelike.

Manubrium (n.) A handlelike process or part; esp., the anterior segment of the sternum, or presternum, and the handlelike process of the malleus.

Manubrium (n.) The proboscis of a jellyfish; -- called also hypostoma. See Illust. of Hydromedusa.

Manductor (n.) A conductor; an officer in the ancient church who gave the signal for the choir to sing, and who beat time with the hand, and regulated the music.

Manumotor (n.) A small wheel carriage, so constructed that a person sitting in it may move it.

Manurable (a.) Capable of cultivation.

Manurable (a.) Capable of receiving a fertilizing substance.

Manurance (n.) Cultivation.

Manyplies (n.) The third division, or that between the reticulum, or honeycomb stomach, and the abomasum, or rennet stomach, in the stomach of ruminants; the omasum; the psalterium. So called from the numerous folds in its mucous membrane. See Illust of Ruminant.

Manzanita (n.) A name given to several species of Arctostaphylos, but mostly to A. glauca and A. pungens, shrubs of California, Oregon, etc., with reddish smooth bark, ovate or oval coriaceous evergreen leaves, and bearing clusters of red berries, which are said to be a favorite food of the grizzly bear.

Maranatha (n.) "Our Lord cometh;" -- an expression used by St. Paul at the conclusion of his first Epistle to the Corinthians (xvi. 22). This word has been used in anathematizing persons for great crimes; as much as to say, "May the Lord come quickly to take vengeance of thy crimes." See Anathema maranatha, under Anathema.

Marauding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Maraud

Marbleize (v. t.) To stain or grain in imitation of marble; to cover with a surface resembling marble; as, to marbleize slate, wood, or iron.

Marbrinus (n.) A cloth woven so as to imitate the appearance of marble; -- much used in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Marcasite (n.) A sulphide of iron resembling pyrite or common iron pyrites in composition, but differing in form; white iron pyrites.

Marcassin (n.) A young wild boar.


March-mad (a.) Extremely rash; foolhardy. See under March, the month.

Marchpane (n.) A kind of sweet bread or biscuit; a cake of pounded almonds and sugar.

Marcidity (n.) The state or quality of being withered or lean.

Marcosian (n.) One of a Gnostic sect of the second century, so called from Marcus, an Egyptian, who was reputed to be a margician.

Mareschal (n.) A military officer of high rank; a marshal.

Margarate (n.) A compound of the so-called margaric acid with a base.

Margarite (n.) A pearl.

Margarite (n.) A mineral related to the micas, but low in silica and yielding brittle folia with pearly luster.

Margarone (n.) The ketone of margaric acid.

Margarous (a.) Margaric; -- formerly designating a supposed acid.

Marginate (n.) Having a margin distinct in appearance or structure.

Marginate (v. t.) To furnish with a distinct margin; to margin.

Marimonda (n.) A spider monkey (Ateles belzebuth) of Central and South America.

Maritated (a.) Having a husband; married.

Maritimal (a.) Alt. of Maritimale

Marketing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Market

Marketing (n.) The act of selling or of purchasing in, or as in, a market.

Marketing (n.) Articles in, or from, a market; supplies.

Marlstone (n.) A sandy calcareous straum, containing, or impregnated with, iron, and lying between the upper and lower Lias of England.

Marmalade (n.) A preserve or confection made of the pulp of fruit, as the quince, pear, apple, orange, etc., boiled with sugar, and brought to a jamlike consistence.

Marmatite (n.) A ferruginous variety of shalerite or zinc blende, nearly black in color.

Marmolite (n.) A thin, laminated variety of serpentine, usually of a pale green color.

Marmorate (a.) Alt. of Marmorated

Marmoreal (a.) Alt. of Marmorean

Marmorean (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, marble; made of marble.

Maronites (pl. ) of Maronite

Marooning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Maroon

Marquetry (n.) Inlaid work; work inlaid with pieces of wood, shells, ivory, and the like, of several colors.

Marriable (a.) Marriageable.

Marrowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Marrow

Marrowfat (n.) A rich but late variety of pea.

Marrowish (a.) Of the nature of, or like, marrow.

Marrubium (n.) A genus of bitter aromatic plants, sometimes used in medicine; hoarhound.

Marsdenia (n.) A genus of plants of the Milkweed family, mostly woody climbers with fragrant flowers, several species of which furnish valuable fiber, and one species (Marsdenia tinctoria) affords indigo.

Marshaled (imp. & p. p.) of Marshal

Marshaler (n.) One who marshals.

Marsupial (a.) Having a pouch for carrying the immature young; of or pertaining to the Marsupialia.

Marsupial (a.) Of or pertaining to a marsupium; as, the marsupial bones.

Marsupial (n.) One of the Marsupialia.

Marsupian (n.) One of the Marsupialia.

Marsupion (n.) Same as Marsupium.

Marsupite (n.) A fossil crinoid of the genus Marsupites, resembling a purse in form.

Marsupium (n.) The pouch, formed by a fold of the skin of the abdomen, in which marsupials carry their young; also, a pouch for similar use in other animals, as certain Crustacea.

Marsupium (n.) The pecten in the eye of birds and reptiles. See Pecten.


Martially (adv.) In a martial manner.

Martineta (n.) A species of tinamou (Calopezus elegans), having a long slender crest.

Martingal (n.) A strap fastened to a horse's girth, passing between his fore legs, and fastened to the bit, or now more commonly ending in two rings, through which the reins pass. It is intended to hold down the head of the horse, and prevent him from rearing.

Martingal (n.) A lower stay of rope or chain for the jib boom or flying jib boom, fastened to, or reeved through, the dolphin striker. Also, the dolphin striker itself.

Martingal (n.) The act of doubling, at each stake, that which has been lost on the preceding stake; also, the sum so risked; -- metaphorically derived from the bifurcation of the martingale of a harness.

Martinmas (n.) The feast of St. Martin, the eleventh of November; -- often called martlemans.

Martlemas (n.) See Martinmas.

Martyring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Martyr

Martyrdom (n.) The condition of a martyr; the death of a martyr; the suffering of death on account of adherence to the Christian faith, or to any cause.

Martyrdom (n.) Affliction; torment; torture.

Martyrize (v. t.) To make a martyr of.

Marvelled () of Marvel

Marveling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Marvel

Marvelous (n.) Exciting wonder or surprise; astonishing; wonderful.

Marvelous (n.) Partaking of the character of miracle, or supernatural power; incredible.

Mascagnin (n.) Alt. of Mascagnite

Masculate (v. t.) To make strong.





Masoretic (a.) Alt. of Masoretical

Massacred (imp. & p. p.) of Massacre

Massacrer (n.) One who massacres.

Massiness (n.) The state or quality of being massy; ponderousness.

Massively (adv.) In a heavy mass.

Mastering (p. pr. vb. n.) of Master

Masterdom (n.) Dominion; rule; command.

Masterful (a.) Inc

Masterful (a.) Having the skill or power of a master; indicating or expressing power or mastery.

Masterous (a.) Masterly.

Masteries (pl. ) of Mastery

Masthouse (n.) A building in which vessels' masts are shaped, fitted, etc.

Masticate (v. t.) To grind or crush with, or as with, the teeth and prepare for swallowing and digestion; to chew; as, to masticate food.

Mastigure (n.) Any one of several large spiny-tailed lizards of the genus Uromastix. They inhabit Southern Asia and North Africa.

Mastodyny (n.) Pain occuring in the mamma or female breast, -- a form of neuralgia.

Mastoidal (a.) Same as Mastoid.

Mastology (n.) The natural history of Mammalia.

Matagasse (n.) A shrike or butcher bird; -- called also mattages.

Matchable (a.) Capable of being matched; comparable on equal conditions; adapted to being joined together; correspondent.

Matchless (a.) Having no equal; unequaled.

Matchless (a.) Unlike each other; unequal; unsuited.

Matchlock (n.) An old form of gunlock containing a match for firing the priming; hence, a musket fired by means of a match.

Mateology (n.) A vain, unprofitable discourse or inquiry.

Materiate (a.) Alt. of Materiated

Materious (a.) See Material.

Maternity (n.) The state of being a mother; the character or relation of a mother.

Matriarch (n.) The mother and ruler of a family or of her descendants; a ruler by maternal right.

Matricide (n.) The murder of a mother by her son or daughter.

Matricide (n.) One who murders one's own mother.

Matrimony (n.) The union of man and woman as husband and wife; the nuptial state; marriage; wedlock.

Matrimony (n.) A kind of game at cards played by several persons.

Matronage (n.) The state of a matron.

Matronage (n.) The collective body of matrons.

Matronize (v. t.) To make a matron of; to make matronlike.

Matronize (v. t.) To act the part of a marton toward; to superintend; to chaperone; as, to matronize an assembly.

Mattamore (n.) A subterranean repository for wheat.

Mattering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Matter

Maturated (imp. & p. p.) of Maturate

Matutinal (a.) Of or pertaining to the morning; early.


Maunderer (n.) One who maunders.

Mauresque (a. & n.) See Moresque.

Mausolean (a.) Pertaining to a mausoleum; monumental.

Mausoleum (n.) A magnificent tomb, or stately sepulchral monument.

Mawkingly (adv.) Slatternly.

Mawkishly (adv.) In a mawkish way.

Maxillary (a.) Pertaining to either the upper or the lower jaw, but now usually applied to the upper jaw only.

Maxillary (n.) The principal maxillary bone; the maxilla.

Maxillary (n.) Of or pertaining to a maxilla.

Mayflower (n.) In England, the hawthorn; in New England, the trailing arbutus (see Arbutus); also, the blossom of these plants.

Mayoralty (n.) The office, or the term of office, of a mayor.

Mayorship (n.) The office of a mayor.

Mazedness (n.) The condition of being mazed; confusion; astonishment.

Nagyagite (n.) A mineral of blackish lead-gray color and metallic luster, generally of a foliated massive structure; foliated tellurium. It is a telluride of lead and gold.

Nailbrush (n.) A brush for cleaning the nails.

Naileress (n.) A women who makes nailes.

Naileries (pl. ) of Nailery

Nakedness (n.) The condition of being naked.

Nakedness (n.) The privy parts; the genitals.

Namaycush (n.) A large North American lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush). It is usually spotted with red, and sometimes weighs over forty pounds. Called also Mackinaw trout, lake trout, lake salmon, salmon trout, togue, and tuladi.

Naphthene (n.) A peculiar hydrocarbon occuring as an ingredient of Caucasian petroleum.

Naphthide (n.) A compound of naphthalene or its radical with a metallic element; as, mercuric naphthide.

Naphthoic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or related to, naphthalene; -- used specifically to designate any one of a series of carboxyl derivatives, called naphthoic acids.

Napierian (a.) Alt. of Naperian

Nappiness (n.) The quality of having a nap; abundance of nap, as on cloth.

Narcissus (n.) A genus of endogenous bulbous plants with handsome flowers, having a cup-shaped crown within the six-lobed perianth, and comprising the daffodils and jonquils of several kinds.

Narcissus (n.) A beautiful youth fabled to have been enamored of his own image as seen in a fountain, and to have been changed into the flower called Narcissus.

Narcotine (n.) An alkaloid found in opium, and extracted as a white crystal

Narcotism (n.) Narcosis; the state of being narcotized.

Narcotize (v. t.) To imbue with, or subject to the influence of, a narcotic; to put into a state of narcosis.

Narrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Narrate

Narration (n.) The act of telling or relating the particulars of an event; rehearsal; recital.

Narration (n.) That which is related; the relation in words or writing of the particulars of any transaction or event, or of any series of transactions or events; story; history.

Narration (n.) That part of a discourse which recites the time, manner, or consequences of an action, or simply states the facts connected with the subject.

Narrative (a.) Of or pertaining to narration; relating to the particulars of an event or transaction.

Narrative (a.) Apt or inc

Narrative (n.) That which is narrated; the recital of a story; a continuous account of the particulars of an event or transaction; a story.

Narratory (a.) Giving an account of events; narrative; as, narratory letters.

Narrowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Narrow

Narrowing (n.) The act of contracting, or of making or becoming less in breadth or extent.

Narrowing (n.) The part of a stocking which is narrowed.

Nasalized (imp. & p. p.) of Nasalize

Naseberry (n.) A tropical fruit. See Sapodilla.

Nastiness (n.) The quality or state of being nasty; extreme filthness; dirtiness; also, indecency; obscenity.

Nasutness (n.) Quickness of scent; hence, nice discernment; acuteness.

Natatores (n. pl.) The swimming birds.

Natrolite (n.) A zeolite occuring in groups of glassy acicular crystals, and in masses which often have a radiated structure. It is a hydrous silicate of alumina and soda.

Naturally (adv.) In a natural manner or way; according to the usual course of things; spontaneously.

Naughtily (adv.) In a naughty manner; wickedly; perversely.

Nauseated (imp. & p. p.) of Nauseate

Nautiform (a.) Shaped like the hull of a ship.

Nautilite (n.) A fossil nautilus.

Nautiloid (a.) Like or pertaining to the nautilus; shaped like a nautilus shell.

Nautiloid (n.) A mollusk, or shell, of the genus Nautilus or family Nautilidae.

Navarrese (a.) Of or pertaining to Navarre.

Navarrese (n. sing. & pl.) A native or inhabitant of Navarre; the people of Navarre.

Navelwort (n.) A European perennial succulent herb (Cotyledon umbilicus), having round, peltate leaves with a central depression; -- also called pennywort, and kidneywort.

Navicular (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a boat or ship.

Navicular (a.) Shaped like a boat; cymbiform; scaphoid; as, the navicular glumes of most grasses; the navicular bone.

Navicular (n.) The navicular bone.

Navigable (a.) Capable of being navigated; deep enough and wide enough to afford passage to vessels; as, a navigable river.

Navigated (imp. & p. p.) of Navigate

Navigator (n.) One who navigates or sails; esp., one who direct the course of a ship, or one who is skillful in the art of navigation; also, a book which teaches the art of navigation; as, Bowditch's Navigator.

Nazaritic (a.) Of or pertaining to a Nazarite, or to Nazarites.

Pachyderm (n.) One of the Pachydermata.

Pacifical (a.) Of or pertaining to peace; pacific.

Pacifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pacify

Packeting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Packet

Packhouse (n.) Warehouse for storing goods.

Pactional (a.) Of the nature of, or by means of, a paction.

Pactolian (a.) Pertaining to the Pactolus, a river in ancient Lydia famous for its golden sands.

Pademelon (n.) See Wallaby.

Padlocked (imp. & p. p.) of Padlock

Paganical (a.) Of or pertaining to pagans or paganism; heathenish; paganish.

Paganized (imp. & p. p.) of Paganize

Pageantry (n.) Scenic shows or spectacles, taken collectively; spectacular quality; splendor.

Paillasse (n.) An under bed or mattress of straw.

Painterly (a.) Like a painter's work.

Paintless (a.) Not capable of being painted or described.

Palacious (a.) Palatial.

Palaestra (n.) See Palestra.

Palampore (n.) See Palempore.

Palanquin (n.) An inclosed carriage or litter, commonly about eight feet long, four feet wide, and four feet high, borne on the shoulders of men by means of two projecting poles, -- used in India, China, etc., for the conveyance of a single person from place to place.

Palatable (a.) Agreeable to the palate or taste; savory; hence, acceptable; pleasing; as, palatable food; palatable advice.

Palatably (adv.) In a palatable manner.

Palavered (imp. & p. p.) of Palaver

Palaverer (n.) One who palavers; a flatterer.

Palempore (n.) A superior kind of dimity made in India, -- used for bed coverings.

Paleolith (n.) A relic of the Paleolithic era.

Paleology (n.) The study or knowledge of antiquities, esp. of prehistoric antiquities; a discourse or treatise on antiquities; archaeology .

Paleotype (n.) See Palaeotype.

Paleozoic (a.) Of or pertaining to, or designating, the older division of geological time during which life is known to have existed, including the Silurian, Devonian, and Carboniferous ages, and also to the life or rocks of those ages. See Chart of Geology.

Palestrae (pl. ) of Palestra

Palestras (pl. ) of Palestra

Palestric (a.) Alt. of Palestrical

Palfreyed (a.) Mounted on a palfrey.

Palinurus (n.) An instrument for obtaining directly, without calculation, the true bearing of the sun, and thence the variation of the compass

Palisaded (imp. & p. p.) of Palisade

Palladian (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a variety of the revived classic style of architecture, founded on the works of Andrea Palladio, an Italian architect of the 16th century.

Palladium (n.) Any statue of the goddess Pallas; esp., the famous statue on the preservation of which depended the safety of ancient Troy.

Palladium (n.) Hence: That which affords effectual protection or security; a sateguard; as, the trial by jury is the palladium of our civil rights.

Palladium (n.) A rare metallic element of the light platinum group, found native, and also alloyed with platinum and gold. It is a silver-white metal resembling platinum, and like it permanent and untarnished in the air, but is more easily fusible. It is unique in its power of occluding hydrogen, which it does to the extent of nearly a thousand volumes, forming the alloy Pd2H. It is used for graduated circles and verniers, for plating certain silver goods, and somewhat in dentistry. It was so

Palliasse (n.) See Paillasse.

Palliated (imp. & p. p.) of Palliate

Pallidity (n.) Pallidness; paleness.

Pall-mall (n.) A game formerly common in England, in which a wooden ball was driven with a mallet through an elevated hoop or ring of iron. The name was also given to the mallet used, to the place where the game was played, and to the street, in London, still called Pall Mall.

Palmacite (n.) A fossil palm.

Palmarium (n.) One of the bifurcations of the brachial plates of a crinoid.

Palmately (adv.) In a palmate manner.

Palmcrist (n.) The palma Christi. (Jonah iv. 6, margin, and Douay version, note.)

Palmister (n.) One who practices palmistry

Palmistry (n.) The art or practice of divining or telling fortunes, or of judging of character, by the

Palmistry (n.) A dexterous use or trick of the hand.

Palmitate (n.) A salt of palmitic acid.

Palmitone (n.) The ketone of palmitic acid.

Pallometa (n.) A pompano.

Palpation (n.) Act of touching or feeling.

Palpation (n.) Examination of a patient by touch.

Palpebrae (pl. ) of Palpebra

Palpebral (a.) Of or pertaining to the eyelids.

Palpicorn (n.) One of a group of aquatic beetles (Palpicornia) having short club-shaped antennae, and long maxillary palpi.

Palpiform (a.) Having the form of a palpus.

Palpitant (a.) Palpitating; throbbing; trembling.

Palpitate (v. i.) To beat rapidly and more strongly than usual; to throb; to bound with emotion or exertion; to pulsate violently; to flutter; -- said specifically of the heart when its action is abnormal, as from excitement.

Palsgrave (n.) A count or earl who presided in the domestic court, and had the superintendence, of a royal household in Germany.

Palsywort (n.) The cowslip (Primula veris); -- so called from its supposed remedial powers.

Paltering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Palter

Paludinae (pl. ) of Paludina

Paludinas (pl. ) of Paludina

Paludinal (a.) Inhabiting ponds or swamps.

Palustral (a.) Of or pertaining to a bog or marsh; boggy.

Pampering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pamper

Pamperize (v. t.) To pamper.

Pancratic (a.) Having all or many degrees of power; having a great range of power; -- said of an eyepiece made adjustable so as to give a varying magnifying power.

Pancratic (a.) Alt. of Pancratical

Pandarism (n.) Same as Panderism.

Pandarize (v. i.) To pander.

Pandarous (a.) Panderous.

Pandering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pander

Panderage (n.) The act of pandering.

Panderism (n.) The employment, arts, or practices of a pander.

Panderous (a.) Of or relating to a pander; characterizing a pander.

Pandurate (a.) Alt. of Panduriform

Panegyric (a.) An oration or eulogy in praise of some person or achievement; a formal or elaborate encomium; a laudatory discourse; laudation. See Synonym of Eulogy.

Panegyric (a.) Alt. of Panegyrical

Panegyris (n.) A festival; a public assembly.

Panelling () of Panel

Panelwork (n.) Wainscoting.

Pangothic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or including, all the Gothic races.

Panniered (a.) Bearing panniers.

Panoistic (a.) Producing ova only; -- said of the ovaries of certain insects which do not produce vitelligenous cells.

Panoplied (a.) Dressed in panoply.

Panoramic (a.) Alt. of Panoramical

Panorpian (a.) Like, or pertaining to, the genus Panorpa.

Panorpian (n.) Same as Panorpid.

Panslavic (a.) Pertaining to all the Slavic races.

Panspermy (n.) The doctrine of the widespread distribution of germs, from which under favorable circumstances bacteria, vibrios, etc., may develop.

Panspermy (n.) The doctrine that all organisms must come from living parents; biogenesis; -- the opposite of spontaneous generation.

Pantacosm (n.) See Cosmolabe.

Pantaloon (n.) A ridiculous character, or an old dotard, in the Italian comedy; also, a buffoon in pantomimes.

Pantaloon (n.) A bifurcated garment for a man, covering the body from the waist downwards, and consisting of breeches and stockings in one.

Pantaloon (n.) In recent times, same as Trousers.

Pantheism (n.) The doctrine that the universe, taken or conceived of as a whole, is God; the doctrine that there is no God but the combined force and laws which are manifested in the existing universe; cosmotheism.

Pantheist (n.) One who holds to pantheism.

Pantingly (adv.) With palpitation or rapid breathing.

Pantology (n.) A systematic view of all branches of human knowledge; a work of universal information.

Pantomime (n.) A universal mimic; an actor who assumes many parts; also, any actor.

Pantomime (n.) One who acts his part by gesticulation or dumb show only, without speaking; a pantomimist.

Pantomime (n.) A dramatic representation by actors who use only dumb show; hence, dumb show, generally.

Pantomime (n.) A dramatic and spectacular entertainment of which dumb acting as well as burlesque dialogue, music, and dancing by Clown, Harlequin, etc., are features.

Pantomime (a.) Representing only in mute actions; pantomimic; as, a pantomime dance.

Pantopoda (n. pl.) Same as Pycnogonida.

Papescent (a.) Containing or producing pap; like pap.

Papeterie (n.) A case or box containing paper and materials for writing.

Papillary (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a papilla or papillae; bearing, or covered with, papillae; papillose.

Papillate (v. t. & i.) To cover with papillae; to take the form of a papilla, or of papillae.

Papillate (a.) Same as Papillose.

Papilloma (n.) A tumor formed by hypertrophy of the papillae of the skin or mucous membrane, as a corn or a wart.

Papillose (a.) Covered with, or bearing, papillae; resembling papillae; papillate; papillar; papillary.

Papillote (n.) a small piece of paper on which women roll up their hair to make it curl; a curl paper.

Papillous (a.) Papillary; papillose.

Pappiform (a.) Resembling the pappus of composite plants.

Parabanic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a nitrogenous acid which is obtained by the oxidation of uric acid, as a white crystal

Parablast (n.) A portion of the mesoblast (of peripheral origin) of the developing embryo, the cells of which are especially concerned in forming the first blood and blood vessels.

Parabolas (pl. ) of Parabola

Parabolic (a.) Alt. of Parabolical

Parachute (n.) A contrivance somewhat in the form of an umbrella, by means of which a descent may be made from a balloon, or any eminence.

Parachute (n.) A web or fold of skin which extends between the legs of certain mammals, as the flying squirrels, colugo, and phalangister.

Paraclete (n.) An advocate; one called to aid or support; hence, the Consoler, Comforter, or Intercessor; -- a term applied to the Holy Spirit.

Paraclose (n.) See Parclose.

Paraconic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an organic acid obtained as a deliquescent white crystal

Paradisal (a.) Paradisiacal.

Paradised (a.) Placed in paradise; enjoying delights as of paradise.

Paradisic (a.) Paradisiacal.

Paradoses (pl. ) of Parados

Paradoxes (pl. ) of Paradox

Paradoxal (a.) Paradoxical.

Paradoxer (n.) Alt. of Paradoxist

Paraffine (n.) A white waxy substance, resembling spermaceti, tasteless and odorless, and obtained from coal tar, wood tar, petroleum, etc., by distillation. It is used as an illuminant and lubricant. It is very inert, not being acted upon by most of the strong chemical reagents. It was formerly regarded as a definite compound, but is now known to be a complex mixture of several higher hydrocarbons of the methane or marsh-gas series; hence, by extension, any substance, whether solid, liquid, o

Paragenic (a.) Originating in the character of the germ, or at the first commencement of an individual; -- said of peculiarities of structure, character, etc.

Paragnath (n.) Same as Paragnathus.

Paragogic (a.) Alt. of Paragogical

Paragraph (n.) Originally, a marginal mark or note, set in the margin to call attention to something in the text, e. g., a change of subject; now, the character /, commonly used in the text as a reference mark to a footnote, or to indicate the place of a division into sections.

Paragraph (n.) A distinct part of a discourse or writing; any section or subdivision of a writing or chapter which relates to a particular point, whether consisting of one or many sentences. The division is sometimes noted by the mark /, but usually, by beginning the first sentence of the paragraph on a new

Paragraph (n.) A brief composition complete in one typographical section or paragraph; an item, remark, or quotation comprised in a few

Paragraph (v. t.) To divide into paragraphs; to mark with the character /.

Paragraph (v. t.) To express in the compass of a paragraph; as, to paragraph an article.

Paragraph (v. t.) To mention in a paragraph or paragraphs

Paragrele (n.) A lightning conductor erected, as in a vineyard, for drawing off the electricity in the atmosphere in order to prevent hailstorms.

Paralysis (n.) Abolition of function, whether complete or partial; esp., the loss of the power of voluntary motion, with or without that of sensation, in any part of the body; palsy. See Hemiplegia, and Paraplegia. Also used figuratively.

Paralytic (a.) Of or pertaining to paralysis; resembling paralysis.

Paralytic (a.) Affected with paralysis, or palsy.

Paralytic (a.) Inc

Paralytic (n.) A person affected with paralysis.

Paralyzed (imp. & p. p.) of Paralyze

Paramalic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an organic acid metameric with malic acid.

Paramatta (n.) A light fabric of cotton and worsted, resembling bombazine or merino.

Paramento (n.) Ornament; decoration.

Parameter (n.) A term applied to some characteristic magnitude whose value, invariable as long as one and the same function, curve, surface, etc., is considered, serves to distinguish that function, curve, surface, etc., from others of the same kind or family.

Parameter (n.) Specifically (Conic Sections), in the ellipse and hyperbola, a third proportional to any diameter and its conjugate, or in the parabola, to any abscissa and the corresponding ordinate.

Parameter (n.) The ratio of the three crystallographic axes which determines the position of any plane; also, the fundamental axial ratio for a given species.

Paramorph (n.) A kind of pseudomorph, in which there has been a change of physical characters without alteration of chemical composition, as the change of aragonite to calcite.

Paramount (a.) Having the highest rank or jurisdiction; superior to all others; chief; supreme; preeminent; as, a paramount duty.

Paramount (n.) The highest or chief.

Paramours (adv.) By or with love, esp. the love of the sexes; -- sometimes written as two words.

Paramylum (n.) A substance resembling starch, found in the green frothy scum formed on the surface of stagnant water.

Paranymph (n.) A friend of the bridegroom who went with him in his chariot to fetch home the bride.

Paranymph (n.) The bridesmaid who conducted the bride to the bridegroom.

Paranymph (n.) An ally; a supporter or abettor.

Parapeted (a.) Having a parapet.

Paraphing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Paraph

Paraplegy (n.) Palsy of the lower half of the body on both sides, caused usually by disease of the spinal cord.

Parapodia (pl. ) of Parapodium

Paraptera (pl. ) of Parapterum

Paraquito (n.) See Parrakeet.

Parasceve (n.) Among the Jews, the evening before the Sabbath.

Parasceve (n.) A preparation.

Parasital (a.) Of or pertaining to parasites; parasitic.

Parasitic (a.) Alt. of Parasitical

Parataxis (n.) The mere ranging of propositions one after another, without indicating their connection or interdependence; -- opposed to syntax.

Paraunter (adv.) Peradventure. See Paraventure.

Parboiled (imp. & p. p.) of Parboil

Parbuckle (n.) A kind of purchase for hoisting or lowering a cylindrical burden, as a cask. The middle of a long rope is made fast aloft, and both parts are looped around the object, which rests in the loops, and rolls in them as the ends are hauled up or payed out.

Parbuckle (n.) A double sling made of a single rope, for slinging a cask, gun, etc.

Parbuckle (v. t.) To hoist or lower by means of a parbuckle.

Parcelled () of Parcel

Parceling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Parcel

Parceling (n.) The act of dividing and distributing in portions or parts.

Parceling (n.) Long, narrow slips of canvas daubed with tar and wound about a rope like a bandage, before it is served; used, also, in mousing on the stayes, etc.

Parcenary (n.) The holding or occupation of an inheritable estate which descends from the ancestor to two or more persons; coheirship.

Parchment (n.) The skin of a lamb, sheep, goat, young calf, or other animal, prepared for writing on. See Vellum.

Parchment (n.) The envelope of the coffee grains, inside the pulp.

Pardoning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pardon

Pardoning (a.) Relating to pardon; having or exercising the right to pardon; willing to pardon; merciful; as, the pardoning power; a pardoning God.

Paregoric (a.) Mitigating; assuaging or soothing pain; as, paregoric elixir.

Paregoric (n.) A medicine that mitigates pain; an anodyne; specifically, camphorated tincture of opium; -- called also paregoric elexir.

Parembole (n.) A kind of parenthesis.

Parenesis (n.) Exhortation.

Parenetic (a.) Alt. of Parenetioal

Parentage (n.) Descent from parents or ancestors; parents or ancestors considered with respect to their rank or character; extraction; birth; as, a man of noble parentage.

Parentele (n.) Kinship; parentage.

Pargasite (n.) A dark green aluminous variety of amphibole, or hornblende.

Pargeting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Parget

Pargeting (n.) Plasterwork; esp.: (a) A kind of decorative plasterwork in raised ornamental figures, formerly used for the internal and external decoration of houses. (b) In modern architecture, the plastering of the inside of flues, intended to give a smooth surface and help the draught.

Pargetory (n.) Something made of, or covered with, parget, or plaster.

Parhelion (n.) A mock sun appearing in the form of a bright light, sometimes near the sun, and tinged with colors like the rainbow, and sometimes opposite to the sun. The latter is usually called an anthelion. Often several mock suns appear at the same time. Cf. Paraselene.

Parhelium (n.) See Parhelion.

Parietary (a.) See Parietal, 2.

Parietary (n.) Any one of several species of Parietaria. See 1st Pellitory.

Parietine (n.) A piece of a fallen wall; a ruin.

Parigenin (n.) A curdy white substance, obtained by the decomposition of parillin.

Parkesine (n.) A compound, originally made from gun cotton and castor oil, but later from different materials, and used as a substitute for vulcanized India rubber and for ivory; -- called also xylotile.

Parleying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Parley

Parnassia (n.) A genus of herbs growing in wet places, and having white flowers; grass of Parnassus.

Parnassus (n.) A mountain in Greece, sacred to Apollo and the Muses, and famous for a temple of Apollo and for the Castalian spring.

Parochial (a.) Of or pertaining to a parish; restricted to a parish; as, parochial duties.

Parochian (a.) Parochial.

Parochian (n.) A parishioner.

Parodical (a.) Having the character of parody.

Parodying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Parody

Parorchis (n.) The part of the epididymis; or the corresponding part of the excretory duct of the testicle, which is derived from the Wolffian body.

Parosteal () Of or pertaining to parostosis; as, parosteal ossification.

Parotitis (n.) Inflammation of the parotid glands.

Parqueted (a.) Formed in parquetry; inlaid with wood in small and differently colored figures.

Parquetry (n.) A species of joinery or cabinet-work consisting of an inlay of geometric or other patterns, generally of different colors, -- used especially for floors.

Parquette (n.) See Parquet.

Parrakeet (n.) Alt. of Parakeet

Parrhesia (n.) Boldness or freedom of speech.

Parricide (n.) Properly, one who murders one's own father; in a wider sense, one who murders one's father or mother or any ancestor.

Parricide (n.) The act or crime of murdering one's own father or any ancestor.

Parseeism (n.) The religion and customs of the Parsees.

Parsimony (n.) Closeness or sparingness in the expenditure of money; -- generally in a bad sense; excessive frugality; niggard

Parsonage (n.) A certain portion of lands, tithes, and offerings, for the maintenance of the parson of a parish.

Parsonage (n.) The glebe and house, or the house only, owned by a parish or ecclesiastical society, and appropriated to the maintenance or use of the incumbent or settled pastor.

Parsonage (n.) Money paid for the support of a parson.

Parsonish (a.) Appropriate to, or like, a parson; -- used in disparagement.

Partaking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Partake

Parthenic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Spartan Partheniae, or sons of unmarried women.

Parthenon (n.) A celebrated marble temple of Athene, on the Acropolis at Athens. It was of the pure Doric order, and has had an important influence on art.

Partenope (n.) One of the Sirens, who threw herself into the sea, in despair at not being able to beguile Ulysses by her songs.

Partenope (n.) One of the asteroids between Mars and Jupiter, descovered by M. de Gasparis in 1850.

Partially (adv.) In part; not totally; as, partially true; the sun partially eclipsed.

Partially (adv.) In a partial manner; with undue bias of mind; with unjust favor or dislike; as, to judge partially.

Partition (v.) The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted; separation; division; distribution; as, the partition of a kingdom.

Partition (v.) That which divides or separates; that by which different things, or distinct parts of the same thing, are separated; separating boundary; dividing

Partition (v.) A part divided off by walls; an apartment; a compartment.

Partition (v.) The servance of common or undivided interests, particularly in real estate. It may be effected by consent of parties, or by compulsion of law.

Partition (v.) A score.

Partition (v. t.) To divide into parts or shares; to divide and distribute; as, to partition an estate among various heirs.

Partition (v. t.) To divide into distinct parts by

Partitive (a.) Denoting a part; as, a partitive genitive.

Partitive (n.) A word expressing partition, or denoting a part.

Partridge (n.) Any one of numerous species of small gallinaceous birds of the genus Perdix and several related genera of the family Perdicidae, of the Old World. The partridge is noted as a game bird.

Partridge (n.) Any one of several species of quail-like birds belonging to Colinus, and allied genera.

Partridge (n.) The ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus).

Parvitude (n.) Alt. of Parvity


Pasquiler (n.) A lampooner.

Passement (n.) Lace, gimp, braid etc., sewed on a garment.

Passenger (n.) A passer or passer-by; a wayfarer.

Passenger (n.) A traveler by some established conveyance, as a coach, steamboat, railroad train, etc.

Passer-by (n.) One who goes by; a passer.

Passerine (a.) Of or pertaining to the Passeres.

Passerine (n.) One of the Passeres.

Passingly (adv.) Exceedingly.

Passioned (imp. & p. p.) of Passion

Passional (a.) Of or pertaining to passion or the passions; exciting, influenced by, or ministering to, the passions.

Passional (n.) A passionary.

Passively (adv.) In a passive manner; inertly; unresistingly.

Passively (adv.) As a passive verb; in the passive voice.

Passivity (n.) Passiveness; -- opposed to activity.

Passivity (n.) The tendency of a body to remain in a given state, either of motion or rest, till disturbed by another body; inertia.

Passivity (n.) The quality or condition of any substance which has no inclination to chemical activity; inactivity.

Pasticcio (n.) A medley; an olio.

Pasticcio (n.) A work of art imitating directly the work of another artist, or of more artists than one.

Pasticcio (n.) A falsified work of art, as a vase or statue made up of parts of original works, with missing parts supplied.

Pastorage (n.) The office, jurisdiction, or duty, of a pastor; pastorate.

Pastorale (n.) A composition in a soft, rural style, generally in 6-8 or 12-8 time.

Pastorale (n.) A kind of dance; a kind of figure used in a dance.

Pastorate (n.) The office, state, or jurisdiction of a pastor.

Pasturage (n.) Grazing ground; grass land used for pasturing; pasture.

Pasturage (n.) Grass growing for feed; grazing.

Pasturage (n.) The business of feeding or grazing cattle.

Pasturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pasture

Patchouli (n.) Alt. of Patchouly

Patchouly (n.) A mintlike plant (Pogostemon Patchouli) of the East Indies, yielding an essential oil from which a highly valued perfume is made.

Patchouly (n.) The perfume made from this plant.

Patchwork (n.) Work composed of pieces sewed together, esp. pieces of various colors and figures; hence, anything put together of incongruous or ill-adapted parts; something irregularly clumsily composed; a thing putched up.

Patellula (n.) A cuplike sucker on the feet of certain insects.

Patenting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Patent

Paternity (n.) The relation of a father to his child; fathership; fatherhood; family headship; as, the divine paternity.

Paternity (n.) Derivation or descent from a father; male parentage; as, the paternity of a child.

Paternity (n.) Origin; authorship.

Pathetism (n.) See Mesmerism.

Pathmaker (n.) One who, or that which, makes a way or path.

Pathogene (n.) One of a class of virulent microorganisms or bacteria found in the tissues and fluids in infectious diseases, and supposed to be the cause of the disease; a pathogenic organism; a pathogenic bacterium; -- opposed to zymogene.

Pathogeny (n.) The generation, and method of development, of disease; as, the pathogeny of yellow fever is unsettled.

Pathogeny (n.) That branch of pathology which treats of the generation and development of disease.

Pathology (n.) The science which treats of diseases, their nature, causes, progress, symptoms, etc.

Patiently (adv.) In a patient manner.

Patriarch (n.) The father and ruler of a family; one who governs his family or descendants by paternal right; -- usually applied to heads of families in ancient history, especially in Biblical and Jewish history to those who lived before the time of Moses.

Patriarch (n.) A dignitary superior to the order of archbishops; as, the patriarch of Constantinople, of Alexandria, or of Antioch.

Patriarch (n.) A venerable old man; an elder. Also used figuratively.

Patrician (a.) Of or pertaining to the Roman patres (fathers) or senators, or patricians.

Patrician (a.) Of, pertaining to, or appropriate to, a person of high birth; noble; not plebeian.

Patrician (n.) Originally, a member of any of the families constituting the populus Romanus, or body of Roman citizens, before the development of the plebeian order; later, one who, by right of birth or by special privilege conferred, belonged to the nobility.

Patrician (n.) A person of high birth; a nobleman.

Patrician (n.) One familiar with the works of the Christian Fathers; one versed in patristic lore.

Patricide (n.) The murderer of his father.

Patricide (n.) The crime of one who murders his father. Same as Parricide.

Patrimony (n.) A right or estate inherited from one's father; or, in a larger sense, from any ancestor.

Patrimony (n.) Formerly, a church estate or endowment.

Patriotic (a.) Inspired by patriotism; actuated by love of one's country; zealously and unselfishly devoted to the service of one's country; as, a patriotic statesman, vigilance.

Patristic (a.) Alt. of Patristical

Patrizate (v. i.) To imitate one's father.

Patrociny (n.) See Patrocination.

Patrolled (imp. & p. p.) of Patrol

Patrolmen (pl. ) of Patrolman

Patrolman (n.) One who patrols; a watchman; especially, a policeman who patrols a particular precinct of a town or city.

Patronage (n.) Special countenance or support; favor, encouragement, or aid, afforded to a person or a work; as, the patronage of letters; patronage given to an author.

Patronage (n.) Business custom.

Patronage (n.) Guardianship, as of a saint; tutelary care.

Patronage (n.) The right of nomination to political office; also, the offices, contracts, honors, etc., which a public officer may bestow by favor.

Patronage (n.) The right of presentation to church or ecclesiastical benefice; advowson.

Patronage (v. t.) To act as a patron of; to maintain; to defend.

Patronate (n.) The right or duty of a patron; patronage.

Patroness (n.) A female patron or helper.

Patronize (v. t.) To act as patron toward; to support; to countenance; to favor; to aid.

Patronize (v. t.) To trade with customarily; to frequent as a customer.

Patronize (v. t.) To assume the air of a patron, or of a superior and protector, toward; -- used in an unfavorable sense; as, to patronize one's equals.

Pattering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Patter

Patterned (imp. & p. p.) of Pattern

Pauhaugen (n.) The menhaden; -- called also poghaden.

Paulician (n.) One of a sect of Christian dualists originating in Armenia in the seventh century. They rejected the Old Testament and the part of the New.

Paulownia (n.) A genus of trees of the order Scrophulariaceae, consisting of one species, Paulownia imperialis.

Paunching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Paunch

Pauperism (n.) The state of being a pauper; the state of indigent persons requiring support from the community.

Pauperize (v. t.) To reduce to pauperism; as, to pauperize the peasantry.

Pauropoda (n. pl.) An order of small myriapods having only nine pairs of legs and destitute of tracheae.

Pausingly (adv.) With pauses; haltingly.

Paxillose (a.) Resembling a little stake.

Paymaster (n.) One who pays; one who compensates, rewards, or requites; specifically, an officer or agent of a government, a corporation, or an employer, whose duty it is to pay salaries, wages, etc., and keep account of the same.

Rabbeting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rabbet

Rabbinism (n.) A rabbinic expression or phraseology; a peculiarity of the language of the rabbins.

Rabbinism (n.) The teachings and traditions of the rabbins.

Rabbinist (n.) One among the Jews who adhered to the Talmud and the traditions of the rabbins, in opposition to the Karaites, who rejected the traditions.

Rabbinite (n.) Same as Rabbinist.

Rabbiting (n.) The hunting of rabbits.

Rabdoidal (a.) See Sagittal.

Rabdology (n.) The method or art of performing arithmetical operations by means of Napier's bones. See Napier's bones.

Rabidness (n.) The quality or state of being rabid.

Rachidian (a.) Of or pertaining to the rachis; spinal; vertebral. Same as Rhachidian.

Rachitome (n.) A dissecting instrument for opening the spinal canal.

Racketing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Racket

Rack-rent (n.) A rent of the full annual value of the tenement, or near it; an excessive or unreasonably high rent.

Rack-rent (v. t.) To subject to rack-rent, as a farm or tenant.

Racleness (n.) See Rakelness.

Raconteur (n.) A relater; a storyteller.

Radiantly (adv.) In a radiant manner; with glittering splendor.

Radiating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Radiate

Radiately (adv.) In a radiate manner; with radiation or divergence from a center.

Radiation (n.) The act of radiating, or the state of being radiated; emission and diffusion of rays of light; beamy brightness.

Radiation (n.) The shooting forth of anything from a point or surface, like the diverging rays of light; as, the radiation of heat.

Radiative (a.) Capable of radiating; acting by radiation.

Radically (adv.) In a radical manner; at, or from, the origin or root; fundamentally; as, a scheme or system radically wrong or defective.

Radically (adv.) Without derivation; primitively; essentially.

Radicated (imp. & p. p.) of Radicate

Radicated (a.) Rooted

Radicated (a.) Having roots, or possessing a well-developed root.

Radicated (a.) Having rootlike organs for attachment.

Radicular (a.) Of or pertaining to roots, or the root of a plant.

Radiolite (n.) A hippurite.

Raffinose (n.) A colorless crystal

Rafflesia (n.) A genus of stemless, leafless plants, living parasitically upon the roots and stems of grapevines in Malaysia. The flowers have a carrionlike odor, and are very large, in one species (Rafflesia Arnoldi) having a diameter of two or three feet.

Ragabrash (n.) An idle, ragged person.

Ragpicker (n.) One who gets a living by picking up rags and refuse things in the streets.

Railingly (adv.) With scoffing or insulting language.

Rainbowed (a.) Formed with or like a rainbow.

Raininess (n.) The state of being rainy.

Rajahship (n.) The office or dignity of a rajah.

Rakehelly (a.) Dissolute; wild; lewd; rakish.

Rakeshame (n.) A vile, dissolute wretch.

Rakestale (n.) The handle of a rake.

Rake-vein (n.) See Rake, a mineral vein.

Raku ware () A kind of earthenware made in Japan, resembling Satsuma ware, but having a paler color.

Ralliance (n.) The act of rallying.

Ramagious (a.) Wild; not tame.

Ramifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ramify

Rampantly (adv.) In a rampant manner.

Ramparted (imp. & p. p.) of Rampart

Ramuscule (n.) A small ramus, or branch.

Rancheros (pl. ) of Ranchero

Rancidity (n.) The quality or state of being rancid; a rancid scent or flavor, as of old oil.

Rancorous (a.) Full of rancor; evincing, or caused by, rancor; deeply malignant; implacably spiteful or malicious; intensely virulent.

Rangement (n.) Arrangement.

Ransacked (imp. & p. p.) of Ransack

Ransoming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ransom

Ranterism (n.) The practice or tenets of the Ranters.

Rantingly (adv.) In a ranting manner.

Rantipole (n.) A wild, romping young person.

Rantipole (a.) Wild; roving; rakish.

Rantipole (v. i.) To act like a rantipole.

Ranunculi (pl. ) of Ranunculus

Rapacious (a.) Given to plunder; disposed or accustomed to seize by violence; seizing by force.

Rapacious (a.) Accustomed to seize food; subsisting on prey, or animals seized by violence; as, a tiger is a rapacious animal; a rapacious bird.

Rapacious (a.) Avaricious; grasping; extortionate; also, greedy; ravenous; voracious; as, rapacious usurers; a rapacious appetite.

Rapidness (n.) Quality of being rapid; rapidity.

Raptorial (a.) Rapacious; living upon prey; -- said especially of certain birds.

Raptorial (a.) Adapted for seizing prey; -- said of the legs, claws, etc., of insects, birds, and other animals.

Raptorial (a.) Of or pertaining to the Raptores. See Illust. (f) of Aves.

Rapturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rapture

Rapturist (n.) An enthusiast.

Rapturize (v. t. & i.) To put, or be put, in a state of rapture.

Rapturous (a.) Ecstatic; transporting; ravishing; feeling, expressing, or manifesting rapture; as, rapturous joy, pleasure, or delight; rapturous applause.

Rarefying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rarefy

Rascaldom (n.) State of being a rascal; rascality; domain of rascals; rascals, collectively.

Rascaless (n.) A female rascal.

Rascality (n.) The quality or state of being rascally, or a rascal; mean trickishness or dishonesty; base fraud.

Rascality (n.) The poorer and lower classes of people.

Raskolnik (n.) One of the separatists or dissenters from the established or Greek church in Russia.

Raspatory (v.) A surgeon's rasp.

Raspberry (n.) The thimble-shaped fruit of the Rubus Idaeus and other similar brambles; as, the black, the red, and the white raspberry.

Raspberry (n.) The shrub bearing this fruit.

Ratepayer (n.) One who pays rates or taxes.

Ratifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ratify

Rationale (a.) An explanation or exposition of the principles of some opinion, action, hypothesis, phenomenon, or the like; also, the principles themselves.

Ratsbaned (a.) Poisoned by ratsbane.

Rattlebox (n.) A toy that makes a rattling sound; a rattle.

Rattlebox (n.) An American herb (Crotalaria sagittalis), the seeds of which, when ripe, rattle in the inflated pod.

Rattlebox (n.) Any species of Crotalaria, a genus of yellow-flowered herbs, with inflated, many-seeded pods.

Rattlings (n. pl.) Rat

Rattooned (imp. & p. p.) of Rattoon

Ravelling () of Ravel

Ravishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ravish

Ravishing (a.) Rapturous; transporting.

Ravissant (a.) In a half-raised position, as if about to spring on prey.

Ray grass () A perennial European grass (Lolium perenne); -- called also rye grass, and red darnel. See Darnel, and Grass.

Rayonnant (a.) Darting forth rays, as the sun when it shines out.

Razorable (a.) Ready for the razor; fit to be shaved.

Razorback (n.) The rorqual.

Razorbill (n.) A species of auk (Alca torda) common in the Arctic seas. See Auk, and Illust. in Appendix.

Razorbill (n.) See Cutwater, 3.

Sabadilla (n.) A Mexican liliaceous plant (Schoenocaulon officinale); also, its seeds, which contain the alkaloid veratrine. It was formerly used in medicine as an emetic and purgative.

Sabbatism (n.) Intermission of labor, as upon the Sabbath; rest.

Sabellian (a.) Pertaining to the doctrines or tenets of Sabellius. See Sabellian, n.

Sabellian (n.) A follower of Sabellius, a presbyter of Ptolemais in the third century, who maintained that there is but one person in the Godhead, and that the Son and Holy Spirit are only different powers, operations, or offices of the one God the Father.

Sabelloid (a.) Like, or related to, the genus Sabella.

Saberbill (n.) Alt. of Sabrebill

Sabrebill (n.) The curlew.

Sabianism (n.) The doctrine of the Sabians; the Sabian religion; that species of idolatry which consists in worshiping the sun, moon, and stars; heliolatry.

Sabotiere (n.) A kind of freezer for ices.

Saccharic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or obtained from, saccharine substances; specifically, designating an acid obtained, as a white amorphous gummy mass, by the oxidation of mannite, glucose, sucrose, etc.

Saccharin (n.) A bitter white crystal

Saccharum (n.) A genus of tall tropical grasses including the sugar cane.

Saccholic (a.) Saccholactic.

Sacciform (a.) Having the general form of a sac.

Sachemdom (n.) The government or jurisdiction of a sachem.

Sackcloth (n.)

Sacrament (n.) The oath of allegiance taken by Roman soldiers; hence, a sacred ceremony used to impress an obligation; a solemn oath-taking; an oath.

Sacrament (n.) The pledge or token of an oath or solemn covenant; a sacred thing; a mystery.

Sacrament (n.) One of the solemn religious ordinances enjoined by Christ, the head of the Christian church, to be observed by his followers; hence, specifically, the eucharist; the Lord's Supper.

Sacrament (v. t.) To bind by an oath.

Sacrarium (n.) A sort of family chapel in the houses of the Romans, devoted to a special divinity.

Sacrarium (n.) The adytum of a temple.

Sacrarium (n.) In a Christian church, the sanctuary.

Sacration (n.) Consecration.

Sacrifice (n.) The offering of anything to God, or to a god; consecratory rite.

Sacrifice (n.) Anything consecrated and offered to God, or to a divinity; an immolated victim, or an offering of any kind, laid upon an altar, or otherwise presented in the way of religious thanksgiving, atonement, or conciliation.

Sacrifice (n.) Destruction or surrender of anything for the sake of something else; devotion of some desirable object in behalf of a higher object, or to a claim deemed more pressing; hence, also, the thing so devoted or given up; as, the sacrifice of interest to pleasure, or of pleasure to interest.

Sacrifice (n.) A sale at a price less than the cost or the actual value.

Sacrifice (n.) To make an offering of; to consecrate or present to a divinity by way of expiation or propitiation, or as a token acknowledgment or thanksgiving; to immolate on the altar of God, in order to atone for sin, to procure favor, or to express thankfulness; as, to sacrifice an ox or a sheep.

Sacrifice (n.) Hence, to destroy, surrender, or suffer to be lost, for the sake of obtaining something; to give up in favor of a higher or more imperative object or duty; to devote, with loss or suffering.

Sacrifice (n.) To destroy; to kill.

Sacrifice (n.) To sell at a price less than the cost or the actual value.

Sacrifice (v. i.) To make offerings to God, or to a deity, of things consumed on the altar; to offer sacrifice.

Sacrilege (n.) The sin or crime of violating or profaning sacred things; the alienating to laymen, or to common purposes, what has been appropriated or consecrated to religious persons or uses.

Sacristan (n.) An officer of the church who has the care of the utensils or movables, and of the church in general; a sexton.

Saddening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sadden

Saddlebow (n.) The bow or arch in the front part of a saddle, or the pieces which form the front.

Sadducaic (a.) Pertaining to, or like, the Sadducees; as, Sadducaic reasonings.

Sadducism (n.) The tenets of the Sadducees.

Sadducize (v. i.) To adopt the principles of the Sadducees.

Safeguard (n.) One who, or that which, defends or protects; defense; protection.

Safeguard (n.) A convoy or guard to protect a traveler or property.

Safeguard (n.) A pass; a passport; a safe-conduct.

Safeguard (v. t.) To guard; to protect.

Safflower (n.) An annual composite plant (Carthamus tinctorius), the flowers of which are used as a dyestuff and in making rouge; bastard, or false, saffron.

Safflower (n.) The dried flowers of the Carthamus tinctorius.

Safflower (n.) A dyestuff from these flowers. See Safranin (b).

Safranine (n.) An orange-red nitrogenous dyestuff produced artificially by oxidizing certain ani

Sagacious (a.) Of quick sense perceptions; keen-scented; skilled in following a trail.

Sagacious (a.) Hence, of quick intellectual perceptions; of keen penetration and judgment; discerning and judicious; knowing; far-sighted; shrewd; sage; wise; as, a sagacious man; a sagacious remark.

Sagapenum (n.) A fetid gum resin obtained from a species of Ferula. It has been used in hysteria, etc., but is now seldom met with.

Sagebrush (n.) A low irregular shrub (Artemisia tridentata), of the order Compositae, covering vast tracts of the dry alka

Sagenitic (a.) Resembling sagenite; -- applied to quartz when containing acicular crystals of other minerals, most commonly rutile, also tourma

Sagittary (n.) A centaur; a fabulous being, half man, half horse, armed with a bow and quiver.

Sagittary (n.) The Arsenal in Venice; -- so called from having a figure of an archer over the door.

Sagittary (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, an arrow.

Sagittate (a.) Shaped like an arrowhead; triangular, with the two basal angles prolonged downward.

Sailcloth (n.) Duck or canvas used in making sails.

Sailmaker (n.) One whose occupation is to make or repair sails.

Sainthood (n.) The state of being a saint; the condition of a saint.

Sainthood (n.) The order, or united body, of saints; saints, considered collectively.

Saintlike (a.) Resembling a saint; suiting a saint; becoming a saint; saintly.

Saintship (n.) The character or qualities of a saint.

Salacious (n.) Having a propensity to venery; lustful; lecherous.

Salangana (n.) The salagane.

Salarying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Salary

Salebrous (a.) Rough; rugged.

Saleratus (n.) Aerated salt; a white crystal

Saliaunce (a.) Salience; onslaught.

Salicylal (n.) A thin, fragrant, colorless oil, HO.C6H4.CHO, found in the flowers of meadow sweet (Spiraea), and also obtained by oxidation of salicin, saligenin, etc. It reddens on exposure. Called also salicylol, salicylic aldehyde, and formerly salicylous, / spiroylous, acid.

Salicylic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or designating, an acid formerly obtained by fusing salicin with potassium hydroxide, and now made in large quantities from phenol (carbolic acid) by the action of carbon dioxide on heated sodium phenolate. It is a white crystal

Salicylol (n.) Same as Salicylal.

Saliently (adv.) In a salient manner.

Salifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Salify

Saligenin (n.) A phenol alcohol obtained, by the decomposition of salicin, as a white crystal

Salimeter (n.) An instrument for measuring the amount of salt present in any given solution.

Salimetry (n.) The art or process of measuring the amount of salt in a substance.

Saliretin (n.) A yellow amorphous resinoid substance obtained by the action of dilute acids on saligenin.

Salivated (imp. & p. p.) of Salivate

Salleting (n.) Salad.

Salliance (n.) Salience.

Sallowish (a.) Somewhat sallow.

Salmonoid (a.) Like, or pertaining to, the Salmonidae, a family of fishes including the trout and salmon.

Salmonoid (n.) Any fish of the family Salmonidae.

salometer (n.) See Salimeter.

Saltation (n.) A leaping or jumping.

Saltation (n.) Beating or palpitation; as, the saltation of the great artery.

Saltation (n.) An abrupt and marked variation in the condition or appearance of a species; a sudden modification which may give rise to new races.

Saltatory (a.) Leaping or dancing; having the power of, or used in, leaping or dancing.

Saltmouth (n.) A wide-mouthed bottle with glass stopper for holding chemicals, especially crystallized salts.

Saltpeter (n.) Alt. of Saltpetre

Saltpetre (n.) Potassium nitrate; niter; a white crystal

Salubrity (n.) The quality of being salubrious; favorableness to the preservation of health; salubriousness; wholesomeness; healthfulness; as, the salubrity of the air, of a country, or a climate.

Salvation (n.) The act of saving; preservation or deliverance from destruction, danger, or great calamity.

Salvation (n.) The redemption of man from the bondage of sin and liability to eternal death, and the conferring on him of everlasting happiness.

Salvation (n.) Saving power; that which saves.

Salvatory (n.) A place where things are preserved; a repository.

Samaritan (a.) Of or pertaining to Samaria, in Palestine.

Samaritan (n.) A native or inhabitant of Samaria; also, the language of Samaria.

Samoyedes (n. pl.) An ignorant and degraded Turanian tribe which occupies a portion of Northern Russia and a part of Siberia.

Sanbenito (n.) Anciently, a sackcloth coat worn by penitents on being reconciled to the church.

Sanbenito (n.) A garnment or cap, or sometimes both, painted with flames, figures, etc., and worn by persons who had been examined by the Inquisition and were brought forth for punishment at the auto-da-fe.

Sanctuary (n.) A sacred place; a consecrated spot; a holy and inviolable site.

Sanctuary (n.) The most retired part of the temple at Jerusalem, called the Holy of Holies, in which was kept the ark of the covenant, and into which no person was permitted to enter except the high priest, and he only once a year, to intercede for the people; also, the most sacred part of the tabernacle; also, the temple at Jerusalem.

Sanctuary (n.) The most sacred part of any religious building, esp. that part of a Christian church in which the altar is placed.

Sanctuary (n.) A house consecrated to the worship of God; a place where divine service is performed; a church, temple, or other place of worship.

Sanctuary (n.) A sacred and inviolable asylum; a place of refuge and protection; shelter; refuge; protection.

Sandarach (n.) Alt. of Sandarac

Sandglass (n.) An instrument for measuring time by the running of sand. See Hourglass.

Sandiness (n.) The quality or state of being sandy, or of being of a sandy color.

Sandpaper (n.) Paper covered on one side with sand glued fast, -- used for smoothing and polishing.

Sandpaper (v. t.) To smooth or polish with sandpaper; as, to sandpaper a door.

Sandpiper (n.) Any one of numerous species of small limico

Sandpiper (n.) A small lamprey eel; the pride.

Sandstone (n.) A rock made of sand more or less firmly united. Common or siliceous sandstone consists mainly of quartz sand.

Sanhedrin (n.) Alt. of Sanhedrim

Sanhedrim (n.) the great council of the Jews, which consisted of seventy members, to whom the high priest was added. It had jurisdiction of religious matters.

Santonate (n.) A salt of santonic acid.

Sapadillo (n.) See Sapodila.

Saphenous (a.) Manifest; -- applied to the two principal superficial veins of the lower limb of man.

Saphenous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the saphenous veins; as, the saphenous nerves; the saphenous opening, an opening in the broad fascia of the thigh through which the internal saphenous vein passes.

Sapidness (n.) Quality of being sapid; sapidity.

Sapiently (adv.) In a sapient manner.

Sapodilla (n.) A tall, evergeen, tropical American tree (Achras Sapota); also, its edible fruit, the sapodilla plum.

Sapogenin (n.) A white crystal

Saporific (a.) Having the power to produce the sensation of taste; producing taste, flavor, or relish.

Sappiness (n.) The quality of being sappy; juiciness.

Sarabaite (n.) One of certain vagrant or heretical Oriental monks in the early church.

Saracenic (a.) Alt. of Saracenical

Saraswati (n.) The sakti or wife of Brahma; the Hindoo goddess of learning, music, and poetry.

Sarcastic (a.) Alt. of Sarcastical

Sarcocarp (n.) The fleshy part of a stone fruit, situated between the skin, or epicarp, and the stone, or endocarp, as in a peach. See Illust. of Endocarp.

Sarcocele (n.) Any solid tumor of the testicle.

Sarcoderm (n.) Alt. of sarcoderma


Sarcology (n.) That part of anatomy which treats of the soft parts. It includes myology, angiology, neurology, and splanchnology.

Sarcomata (pl. ) of Sarcoma

Sarcoptes (n.) A genus of parasitic mites including the itch mites.

Sarcoptid (n.) Any species of the genus Sarcoptes and related genera of mites, comprising the itch mites and mange mites.

Sarcoptid (a.) Of or pertaining to the itch mites.

Sardinian (a.) Of or pertaining to the island, kingdom, or people of Sardinia.

Sardinian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Sardinia.

Sardonian (a.) Sardonic.

Sargassum (n.) A genus of algae including the gulf weed.

Sarmatian (a.) Alt. of Sarmatic

Sarrasine (n.) A portcullis, or herse.

Sartorial (a.) Of or pertaining to a tailor or his work.

Sartorial (a.) Of or pertaining to the sartorius muscle.

Sartorius (n.) A muscle of the thigh, called the tailor's muscle, which arises from the hip bone and is inserted just below the knee. So named because its contraction was supposed to produce the position of the legs assumed by the tailor in sitting.

Sarum use () A liturgy, or use, put forth about 1087 by St. Osmund, bishop of Sarum, based on Anglo-Saxon and Norman customs.

Sassafras (n.) An American tree of the Laurel family (Sassafras officinale); also, the bark of the roots, which has an aromatic smell and taste.

Sassanage (n.) Stones left after sifting.

Sassarara (n.) A word used to emphasize a statement.

Sassenach (n.) A Saxon; an Englishman; a Lowlander.


Satanical (a.) Of or pertaining to Satan; having the qualities of Satan; resembling Satan; extremely malicious or wicked; devilish; infernal.

Satellite (n.) An attendant attached to a prince or other powerful person; hence, an obsequious dependent.

Satellite (n.) A secondary planet which revolves about another planet; as, the moon is a satellite of the earth. See Solar system, under Solar.

Satellite (a.) Situated near; accompanying; as, the satellite veins, those which accompany the arteries.

Satiating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Satiate

Satiation (n.) Satiety.

Satinwood (n.) The hard, lemon-colored, fragrant wood of an East Indian tree (Chloroxylon Swietenia). It takes a lustrous finish, and is used in cabinetwork. The name is also given to the wood of a species of prickly ash (Xanthoxylum Caribaeum) growing in Florida and the West Indies.

Satirical (a.) Of or pertaining to satire; of the nature of satire; as, a satiric style.

Satirical (a.) Censorious; severe in language; sarcastic; insulting.

Satirized (imp. & p. p.) of Satirize

Satisfier (n.) One who satisfies.

Satisfied (imp. & p. p.) of Satisfy

Satrapess (n.) A female satrap.

Satrapies (pl. ) of Satrapy

Saturable (a.) Capable of being saturated; admitting of saturation.

Saturated (imp. & p. p.) of Saturate

Saturated (a.) Filled to repletion; holding by absorption, or in solution, all that is possible; as, saturated garments; a saturated solution of salt.

Saturated (a.) Having its affinity satisfied; combined with all it can hold; -- said of certain atoms, radicals, or compounds; thus, methane is a saturated compound. Contrasted with unsaturated.

Saturator (n.) One who, or that which, saturates.

Saturnian (a.) Of or pertaining to Saturn, whose age or reign, from the mildness and wisdom of his government, is called the golden age.

Saturnian (a.) Hence: Resembling the golden age; distinguished for peacefulness, happiness, contentment.

Saturnian (a.) Of or pertaining to the planet Saturn; as, the Saturnian year.

Saturnian (n.) Any one of numerous species of large handsome moths belonging to Saturnia and allied genera. The luna moth, polyphemus, and promethea, are examples. They belong to the Silkworn family, and some are raised for their silk. See Polyphemus.

Saturnine (a.) Born under, or influenced by, the planet Saturn.

Saturnine (a.) Heavy; grave; gloomy; dull; -- the opposite of mercurial; as, a saturnine person or temper.

Saturnine (a.) Of or pertaining to lead; characterized by, or resembling, lead, which was formerly called Saturn.

Saturnism (n.) Plumbism.

Saturnist (n.) A person of a dull, grave, gloomy temperament.

Satyrical (a.) Of or pertaining to satyrs; burlesque; as, satyric tragedy.

Sauba ant () A South American ant (Oecodoma cephalotes) remarkable for having two large kinds of workers besides the ordinary ones, and for the immense size of its formicaries. The sauba ant cuts off leaves of plants and carries them into its subterranean nests, and thus often does great damage by defoliating trees and cultivated plants.

Sauciness (n.) The quality or state of being saucy; that which is saucy; impertinent boldness; contempt of superiors; impudence.

Saucisson (n.) Alt. of Saucisse

Sauntered (imp. & p. p.) of Saunter

Saunterer (n.) One who saunters.

Sauropoda (n. pl.) An extinct order of herbivorous dinosaurs having the feet of a saurian type, instead of birdlike, as they are in many dinosaurs. It includes the largest known land animals, belonging to Brontosaurus, Camarasaurus, and allied genera. See Illustration in Appendix.

Sauseflem (a.) Having a red, pimpled face.

Savacioun (n.) Salvation.

Savanilla (n.) The tarpum.

Savioress (n.) A female savior.

Savorless (a.) Having no savor; destitute of smell or of taste; insipid.

Sawceflem (a.) See Sauseflem.

Saw-wrest (n.) See Saw-set.

saxicavas (pl. ) of Saxicava

Saxicavae (pl. ) of Saxicava

Saxicavid (a.) Of or pertaining to the saxicavas.

Saxicavid (n.) A saxicava.

Saxifraga (n.) A genus of exogenous polypetalous plants, embracing about one hundred and eighty species. See Saxifrage.

Saxifrage (n.) Any plant of the genus Saxifraga, mostly perennial herbs growing in crevices of rocks in mountainous regions.

Saxophone (n.) A wind instrument of brass, containing a reed, and partaking of the qualities both of a brass instrument and of a clarinet.

Saymaster (n.) A master of assay; one who tries or proves.

Tabasheer (n.) A concretion in the joints of the bamboo, which consists largely or chiefly of pure silica. It is highly valued in the East Indies as a medicine for the cure of bilious vomitings, bloody flux, piles, and various other diseases.

Tabefying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tabefy

Tabellion (n.) A secretary or notary under the Roman empire; also, a similar officer in France during the old monarchy.

Tabescent (a.) Withering, or wasting away.

Tabifical (a.) Producing tabes; wasting; tabefying.

Tablature (n.) A painting on a wall or ceiling; a single piece comprehended in one view, and formed according to one design; hence, a picture in general.

Tablature (n.) An ancient mode of indicating musical sounds by letters and other signs instead of by notes.

Tablature (n.) Division into plates or tables with intervening spaces; as, the tablature of the cranial bones.

Tablebook (n.) A tablet; a notebook.

Tablement (n.) A table.

Tableware (n.) Ware, or articles collectively, for table use.

Tabulated (imp. & p. p.) of Tabulate

Tacamahac (n.) Alt. of Tacamahaca

Tachylyte (n.) A vitreous form of basalt; -- so called because decomposable by acids and readily fusible.

Tactician (n.) One versed in tactics; hence, a skillful maneuverer; an adroit manager.

Tactility (n.) The quality or state of being tactile; perceptibility by touch; tangibleness.

Taenidium (n.) The chitinous fiber forming the spiral thread of the tracheae of insects. See Illust. of Trachea.

Taeniolae (pl. ) of Taeniola

Tagnicate (n.) The white-lipped peccary.

Taguicati (n.) The white-lipped peccary.

Tailblock (n.) A block with a tail. See Tail, 9.

Tailboard (n.) The board at the rear end of a cart or wagon, which can be removed or let down, for convenience in loading or unloading.

Tailoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tailor

Tailoress (n.) A female tailor.

Tailoring (adv.) The business or the work of a tailor or a tailoress.

Tailpiece (n.) A piece at the end; an appendage.

Tailpiece (n.) One of the timbers which tail into a header, in floor framing. See Illust. of Header.

Tailpiece (n.) An ornament placed at the bottom of a short page to fill up the space, or at the end of a book.

Tailpiece (n.) A piece of ebony or other material attached to the lower end of a violin or similar instrument, to which the strings are fastened.

Tailstock (n.) The sliding block or support, in a lathe, which carries the dead spindle, or adjustable center. The headstock supports the live spindle.

Taintless (a.) Free from taint or infection; pure.

Taintworm (n.) A destructive parasitic worm or insect larva.

Talbotype (n.) Same as Calotype.

Talegalla (n.) A genus of Australian birds which includes the brush turkey. See Brush turkey.

Taliation (n.) Retaliation.

Talismans (pl. ) of Talisman

Talkative (a.) Given to much talking.

Tallowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tallow

Tallowing (n.) The act, or art, of causing animals to produce tallow; also, the property in animals of producing tallow.

Tallowish (a.) Having the qualities of tallow.

Talmudist (n.) One versed in the Talmud; one who adheres to the teachings of the Talmud.

Talookdar (n.) Alt. of Talukdar

Tamboured (imp. & p. p.) of Tambour

Tambourin (n.) A tambourine.

Tambourin (n.) An old Provencal dance of a lively character, common on the stage.

Tampering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tamper

Tanagrine (a.) Of or pertaining to the tanagers.

Tanagroid (a.) Tanagrine.

Tangalung (n.) An East Indian civet (Viverra tangalunga).

Tangental (a.) Tangential.

Tangerine (n.) A kind of orange, much like the mandarin, but of deeper color and higher flavor. It is said to have been produced in America from the mandarin.

Tanghinia (n.) The ordeal tree. See under Ordeal.

Tangwhaup (n.) The whimbrel.

Tanneries (pl. ) of Tannery

Tantalate (n.) A salt of tantalic acid.

Tantalism (n.) A punishment like that of Tantalus; a teasing or tormenting by the hope or near approach of good which is not attainable; tantalization.

Tantalite (n.) A heavy mineral of an iron-black color and submetallic luster. It is essentially a tantalate of iron.

Tantalize (v. t.) To tease or torment by presenting some good to the view and exciting desire, but continually frustrating the expectations by keeping that good out of reach; to tease; to torment.

Tapayaxin (n.) A Mexican spinous lizard (Phrynosoma orbiculare) having a head somewhat like that of a toad; -- called also horned toad.

Taperness (n.) The quality or state of being taper; tapering form; taper.

Tappester (n.) A female tapster.

Taqua-nut (n.) A Central American name for the ivory nut.

Tarantass (n.) A low four-wheeled carriage used in Russia. The carriage box rests on two long, springy poles which run from the fore to the hind axletree. When snow falls, the wheels are taken off, and the body is mounted on a sledge.

Tarantism (n.) A nervous affection producing melancholy, stupor, and an uncontrollable desire to dance. It was supposed to be produced by the bite of the tarantula, and considered to be incapable of cure except by protracted dancing to appropriate music.

Tarantula (n.) Any one of several species of large spiders, popularly supposed to be very venomous, especially the European species (Tarantula apuliae). The tarantulas of Texas and adjacent countries are large species of Mygale.

Tardation (n.) The act of retarding, or delaying; retardation.

Tardiness (n.) The quality or state of being tardy.

Tarentism (n.) See Tarantism.

Tarentula (n.) See Tarantula.

Targeteer (n.) One who is armed with a target or shield.

Targumist (n.) The writer of a Targum; one versed in the Targums.

Tariffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tariff

Tarnished (imp. & p. p.) of Tarnish

Tarnisher (n.) One who, or that which, tarnishes.

Tarpaulin (n.) A piece of canvas covered with tar or a waterproof composition, used for covering the hatches of a ship, hammocks, boats, etc.

Tarpaulin (n.) A hat made of, or covered with, painted or tarred cloth, worn by sailors and others.

Tarpaulin (n.) Hence, a sailor; a seaman; a tar.

Tarriance (n.) The act or time of tarrying; delay; lateness.

Tarsotomy (n.) The operation of cutting or removing the tarsal cartilages.

Tartarean (a.) Alt. of Tartareous

Tartarian (a.) Alt. of Tartaric

Tartarian (n.) The name of some kinds of cherries, as the Black Tartarian, or the White Tartarian.

Tartarine (n.) Potassium carbonate, obtained by the incineration of tartar.

Tartarize (v. t.) To impregnate with, or subject to the action of, tartar.

Tartarize (v. t.) To cause to resemble the Tartars and their civilization, as by conquest.

Tartarous (a.) Containing tartar; consisting of tartar, or partaking of its qualities; tartareous.

Tartarous (a.) Resembling, or characteristic of, a Tartar; ill-natured; irritable.

Tartralic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained as a white amorphous deliquescent substance, C8H10O11; -- called also ditartaric, tartrilic, or tartrylic acid.

Tartramic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid which is the primary acid amide derivative of tartaric acid.

Tartrated (a.) Containing, or derived from, tartar; combined with tartaric acid.

Tartrelic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an anhydride, C4H4O5, of tartaric acid, obtained as a white crystal

Tartronic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an organic acid (called also hydroxy malonic acid) obtained, by reducing mesoxalic acid, as a white crystal

Tartronyl (n.) A hypothetical radical constituting the characteristic residue of tartronic acid and certain of its derivatives.

Tartufish (a.) Like a tartuffe; precise; hypocritical.

Tasmanian (a.) Of or pertaining to Tasmania, or Van Diemen's Land. -- n. A native or inhabitant of Tasmania; specifically (Ethnol.), in the plural, the race of men that formerly inhabited Tasmania, but is now extinct.

Tasselled () of Tassel

Tasseling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tassel

Tasteless (a.) Having no taste; insipid; flat; as, tasteless fruit.

Tasteless (a.) Destitute of the sense of taste; or of good taste; as, a tasteless age.

Tasteless (a.) Not in accordance with good taste; as, a tasteless arrangement of drapery.

Tattooing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tattoo

Tauntress (n.) A woman who taunts.

Tauriform (a.) Having the form of a bull.

Tautology (n.) A repetition of the same meaning in different words; needless repetition of an idea in different words or phrases; a representation of anything as the cause, condition, or consequence of itself, as in the following

Taverning (n.) A feasting at taverns.

Tavernmen (pl. ) of Tavernman

Tavernman (n.) The keeper of a tavern; also, a tippler.

Tawniness (n.) The quality or state of being tawny.

Taxeopoda (n. pl.) An order of extinct Mammalia found in the Tertiary formations.

Taxidermy (v. t.) The art of preparing, preserving, and mounting the skins of animals so as to represent their natural appearance, as for cabinets.

Taxonomic (a.) Pertaining to, or involving, taxonomy, or the laws and principles of classification; classificatory.

Vacancies (pl. ) of Vacancy

Vaccinate (v. t.) To inoculate with the cowpox by means of a virus, called vaccine, taken either directly or indirectly from cows.

Vaccinist (n.) A vaccinator.

Vaccinium (n.) A genus of ericaceous shrubs including the various kinds of blueberries and the true cranberries.

Vacillant (a.) Vacillating; wavering; fluctuating; irresolute.

Vacillate (v. t.) To move one way and the other; to reel or stagger; to waver.

Vacillate (v. t.) To fluctuate in mind or opinion; to be unsteady or inconstant; to waver.

Vacuation (n.) The act of emptying; evacuation.

Vagarious (a.) Given to, or characterized by, vagaries; capricious; whimsical; crochety.

Vaginated (a.) Invested with, or as if with, a sheath; as, a vaginate stem, or one invested by the tubular base of a leaf.

Vaginitis (n.) Inflammation of the vagina, or the genital canal, usually of its mucous living membrane.

Vagissate (v. i.) To caper or frolic.

Vagrantly (adv.) In a vagrant manner.

Vagueness (n.) The quality or state of being vague.

Vainglory (n.) Excessive vanity excited by one's own performances; empty pride; undue elation of mind; vain show; boastfulness.

Vaishnava (n.) A worshiper of the god Vishnu in any of his incarnations.

Valancing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Valance

Valencies (pl. ) of Valency

Valentine (n.) A sweetheart chosen on St. Valentine's Day.

Valentine (n.) A letter containing professions of love, or a missive of a sentimental, comic, or burlesque character, sent on St. Valentine's Day.

Validness (n.) The quality or state of being valid.

Valkyrian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Valkyrias; hence, relating to battle.

Vallation (n.) A rampart or intrenchment.

Vallatory (a.) Of or pertaining to a vallation; used for a vallation; as, vallatory reads.

Vallecula (n.) A groove; a fossa; as, the vallecula, or fossa, which separates the hemispheres of the cerebellum.

Vallecula (n.) One of the grooves, or hollows, between the ribs of the fruit of umbelliferous plants.

Valuation (n.) The act of valuing, or of estimating value or worth; the act of setting a price; estimation; appraisement; as, a valuation of lands for the purpose of taxation.

Valuation (n.) Value set upon a thing; estimated value or worth; as, the goods sold for more than their valuation.

Valueless (a.) Being of no value; having no worth.

Vampirism (n.) Belief in the existence of vampires.

Vampirism (n.) The actions of a vampire; the practice of bloodsucking.

Vampirism (n.) Fig.: The practice of extortion.

Vanadious (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, vanadium; specifically, designating those compounds in which vanadium has a lower valence as contrasted with the vanadic compounds; as, vanadious acid.

Vandalism (n.) The spirit or conduct of the Vandals; ferocious cruelty; hostility to the arts and literature, or willful destruction or defacement of their monuments.

Vanessian (n.) A vanessa.

Vanillate (n.) A salt of vanillic acid.

Vanilloes (n. pl.) An inferior kind of vanilla, the pods of Vanilla Pompona.

Vanishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vanish

Vanishing () a. & n. from Vanish, v.

Vantbrace (n.) Alt. of Vantbrass

Vantbrass (n.) Armor for the arm; vambrace.

Vaporable (a.) Capable of being converted into vapor by the agency of heat; vaporizable.

Vaporific (a.) Producing vapor; tending to pass, or to cause to pass, into vapor; thus, volatile fluids are vaporific; heat is a vaporific agent.

Vaporized (imp. & p. p.) of Vaporize

Vaporizer (n.) One who, or that which, vaporizes, or converts into vapor.

Varangian (n.) One of the Northmen who founded a dynasty in Russia in the 9th century; also, one of the Northmen composing, at a later date, the imperial bodyguard at Constantinople.

Variation (n.) The act of varying; a partial change in the form, position, state, or qualities of a thing; modification; alternation; mutation; diversity; deviation; as, a variation of color in different lights; a variation in size; variation of language.

Variation (n.) Extent to which a thing varies; amount of departure from a position or state; amount or rate of change.

Variation (n.) Change of termination of words, as in declension, conjugation, derivation, etc.

Variation (n.) Repetition of a theme or melody with fanciful embellishments or modifications, in time, tune, or harmony, or sometimes change of key; the presentation of a musical thought in new and varied aspects, yet so that the essential features of the original shall still preserve their identity.

Variation (n.) One of the different arrangements which can be made of any number of quantities taking a certain number of them together.

Varicella (n.) Chicken pox.

Variegate (v. t.) To diversify in external appearance; to mark with different colors; to dapple; to streak; as, to variegate a floor with marble of different colors.

Varieties (pl. ) of Variety

Variolite (n.) A kind of diorite or diabase containing imbedded whitish spherules, which give the rock a spotted appearance.

Varioloid (a.) Resembling smallpox; pertaining to the disease called varioloid.

Varioloid (a.) The smallpox as modified by previous inoculation or vaccination.

Variolous (a.) Of or pertaining to the smallpox; having pits, or sunken impressions, like those of the smallpox; variolar; variolic.

Variously (adv.) In various or different ways.

Variscite (n.) An apple-green mineral occurring in reniform masses. It is a hydrous phosphate of alumina.

Varnished (imp. & p. p.) of Varnish

Varnisher (n.) One who varnishes; one whose occupation is to varnish.

Varnisher (n.) One who disguises or palliates; one who gives a fair external appearance.

Vasculose (n.) One of the substances of which vegetable tissue is composed, differing from cellulose in its solubility in certain media.

Vasomotor (a.) Causing movement in the walls of vessels; as, the vasomotor mechanisms; the vasomotor nerves, a system of nerves distributed over the muscular coats of the blood vessels.

Vassalage (n.) The state of being a vassal, or feudatory.

Vassalage (n.) Political servitude; dependence; subjection; slavery; as, the Greeks were held in vassalage by the Turks.

Vassalage (n.) A territory held in vassalage.

Vassalage (n.) Vassals, collectively; vassalry.

Vassalage (n.) Valorous service, such as that performed by a vassal; valor; prowess; courage.

Vassaless (n.) A female vassal.

Vastation (n.) A laying waste; waste; depopulation; devastation.

Vastidity (n.) Vastness; immensity.

Vastitude (n.) Vastness; immense extent.

Vastitude (n.) Destruction; vastation.

Vaticinal (a.) Of or pertaining to prophecy; prophetic.

Vauntmure (n.) A false wall; a work raised in front of the main wall.

Wadsetter (n.) One who holds by a wadset.

Wagenboom (n.) A south African proteaceous tree (Protea grandiflora); also, its tough wood, used for making wagon wheels.

Waggeries (pl. ) of Waggery

Wagnerite (n.) A fluophosphate of magnesia, occurring in yellowish crystals, and also in massive forms.

Wagonette (n.) A kind of pleasure wagon, uncovered and with seats extended along the sides, designed to carry six or eight persons besides the driver.

Wagonfuls (pl. ) of Wagonful

Wagonload (n.) Same as Wagonful.

Waileress (n.) A woman who wails.

Wailingly (adv.) In a wailing manner.

Waistband (n.) The band which encompasses the waist; esp., one on the upper part of breeches, trousers, pantaloons, skirts, or the like.

Waistband (n.) A sash worn by women around the waist.

Waistcoat (n.) A short, sleeveless coat or garment for men, worn under the coat, extending no lower than the hips, and covering the waist; a vest.

Waistcoat (n.) A garment occasionally worn by women as a part of fashionable costume.

Waitingly (adv.) By waiting.

Waldenses (n. pl.) A sect of dissenters from the ecclesiastical system of the Roman Catholic Church, who in the 13th century were driven by persecution to the valleys of Piedmont, where the sect survives. They profess substantially Protestant principles.

Waldgrave (n.) In the old German empire, the head forest keeper.

Walk-mill (n.) A fulling mill.

Walk-over (n.) In racing, the going over a course by a horse which has no competitor for the prize; hence, colloquially, a one-sided contest; an uncontested, or an easy, victory.

Wallabies (pl. ) of Wallaby

Walleteer (n.) One who carries a wallet; a foot traveler; a tramping beggar.

Wall-eyed (a.) Having an eye of a very light gray or whitish color.

Walloping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wallop

Wallowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wallow

Wallowish (a.) Flat; insipid.

Wall-plat (n.) The spotted flycatcher. It builds its nest on walls.

Wandering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wander

Wandering () a. & n. from Wander, v.

Wantoning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wanton

Wantonize (v. i.) To behave wantonly; to frolic; to wanton.

Wapentake (n.) In some northern counties of England, a division, or district, answering to the hundred in other counties. Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Nottinghamshire are divided into wapentakes, instead of hundreds.

Ward-corn (n.) The duty of keeping watch and ward (see the Note under Watch, n., 1) with a horn to be blown upon any occasion of surprise.

Wardcorps (n.) Guardian; one set to watch over another.

Warehouse (n.) A storehouse for wares, or goods.

Warehouse (v. t.) To deposit or secure in a warehouse.

Warehouse (v. t.) To place in the warehouse of the government or customhouse stores, to be kept until duties are paid.

Wariangle (n.) The red-backed shrike (Lanius collurio); -- called also wurger, worrier, and throttler.

Warlockry (n.) Impishness; magic.

Warmonger (n.) One who makes ar a trade or business; a mercenary.

Warningly (adv.) In a warning manner.

Warnstore (v. t.) To furnish.

Warranted (imp. & p. p.) of Warrant

Warrantee (n.) The person to whom a warrant or warranty is made.

Warranter (n.) One who warrants, gives authority, or legally empowers.

Warranter (n.) One who assures, or covenants to assure; one who contracts to secure another in a right, or to make good any defect of title or quality; one who gives a warranty; a guarantor; as, the warranter of a horse.

Warrantor (n.) One who warrants.

Washboard (n.) A fluted, or ribbed, board on which clothes are rubbed in washing them.

Washboard (n.) A board running round, and serving as a facing for, the walls of a room, next to the floor; a mopboard.

Washboard (n.) A broad, thin plank, fixed along the gunwale of boat to keep the sea from breaking inboard; also, a plank on the sill of a lower deck port, for the same purpose; -- called also wasteboard.

Washermen (pl. ) of Washerman

Washerman (n.) A man who washes clothes, esp. for hire, or for others.

Washhouse (n.) An outbuilding for washing, esp. one for washing clothes; a laundry.

Washiness (n.) The quality or state of being washy, watery, or weak.

Washstand (n.) A piece of furniture holding the ewer or pitcher, basin, and other requisites for washing the person.

Wassailer (n.) One who drinks wassail; one who engages in festivity, especially in drinking; a reveler.

Wastebook (n.) A book in which rough entries of transactions are made, previous to their being carried into the journal.

Wasteness (n.) The quality or state of being waste; a desolate state or condition; desolation.

Wasteness (n.) That which is waste; a desert; a waste.

Wasteweir (n.) An overfall, or weir, for the escape, or overflow, of superfluous water from a canal, reservoir, pond, or the like.

Watchword (n.) A word given to sentinels, and to such as have occasion to visit the guards, used as a signal by which a friend is known from an enemy, or a person who has a right to pass the watch from one who has not; a countersign; a password.

Watchword (n.) A sentiment or motto; esp., one used as a rallying cry or a signal for action.

Water bed () A kind of mattress made of, or covered with, waterproof fabric and filled with water. It is used in hospitals for bedridden patients.

Water bug () The Croton bug.

Water bug () Any one of numerous species of large, rapacious, aquatic, hemipterous insects belonging to Belostoma, Benacus, Zaitha, and other genera of the family Belostomatidae. Their hind legs are long and fringed, and act like oars. Some of these insects are of great size, being among the largest existing Hemiptera. Many of them come out of the water and fly about at night.

Water can () Any one of several species of Nuphar; the yellow frog lily; -- so called from the shape of the seed vessel. See Nuphar, and cf. Candock.

Water dog () A dog accustomed to the water, or trained to retrieve waterfowl. Retrievers, waters spaniels, and Newfoundland dogs are so trained.

Water dog () The menobranchus.

Water dog () A small floating cloud, supposed to indicate rain.

Water dog () A sailor, esp. an old sailor; an old salt.

Waterfall (n.) A fall, or perpendicular descent, of the water of a river or stream, or a descent nearly perpendicular; a cascade; a cataract.

Waterfall (n.) An arrangement of a woman's back hair over a cushion or frame in some resemblance to a waterfall.

Waterfall (n.) A certain kind of neck scarf.

Waterfowl (n.) Any bird that frequents the water, or lives about rivers, lakes, etc., or on or near the sea; an aquatic fowl; -- used also collectively.

Water fox () The carp; -- so called on account of its cunning.

Water gas () See under Gas.

Water god () A fabulous deity supposed to dwell in, and preside over, some body of water.

Water hen () Any gallinule.

Water hen () The common American coot.

Water hog () The capybara.

Water ice () Water flavored, sweetened, and frozen, to be eaten as a confection.

Waterleaf (n.) Any plant of the American genus Hydrophyllum, herbs having white or pale blue bell-shaped flowers.

Water leg () See Leg, 7.

Waterless (a.) Destitute of water; dry.

Watermark (n.) A mark indicating the height to which water has risen, or at which it has stood; the usual limit of high or low water.

Watermark (n.) A letter, device, or the like, wrought into paper during the process of manufacture.

Watermark (n.) See Water

Water oat () Indian rice. See under Rice.

Water pig () The capybara.

Water pig () The gourami.

Water poa () Meadow reed grass. See under Reed.

Water pox () A variety of chicken pox, or varicella.

Water ram () An hydraulic ram.

Water rat () The water vole. See under Vole.

Water rat () The muskrat.

Water rat () The beaver rat. See under Beaver.

Water rat () A thief on the water; a pirate.

Water-ret (v. t.) To ret, or rot, in water, as flax; to water-rot.

Water-rot (v. t.) To rot by steeping in water; to water-ret; as, to water-rot hemp or flax.

Watershed (n.) The whole region or extent of country which contributes to the supply of a river or lake.

Watershed (n.) The

Watertath (n.) A kind of coarse grass growing in wet grounds, and supposed to be injurious to sheep.

Water way () Same as Water course.

Waterweed (n.) See Anacharis.

Waterwork (n.) Painting executed in size or distemper, on canvas or walls, -- formerly, frequently taking the place of tapestry.

Waterwork (n.) An hydraulic apparatus, or a system of works or fixtures, by which a supply of water is furnished for useful or ornamental purposes, including dams, sluices, pumps, aqueducts, distributing pipes, fountains, etc.; -- used chiefly in the plural.

Waterworn (a.) Worn, smoothed, or polished by the action of water; as, waterworn stones.

Waterwort (n.) Any plant of the natural order Elatineae, consisting of two genera (Elatine, and Bergia), mostly small annual herbs growing in the edges of ponds. Some have a peppery or acrid taste.

Wattmeter (n.) An instrument for measuring power in watts, -- much used in measuring the energy of an electric current.

Wavellite (n.) A hydrous phosphate of alumina, occurring usually in hemispherical radiated forms varying in color from white to yellow, green, or black.

Waxworker (n.) One who works in wax; one who makes waxwork.

Waxworker (n.) A bee that makes or produces wax.

Wayfaring (a.) Traveling; passing; being on a journey.

Way-going (a.) Going away; departing; of or pertaining to one who goes away.

Way-goose (n.) See Wayz-goose, n., 2.

Waylaying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Waylay

Waymented (imp. & p. p.) of Wayment

Way shaft () A rock shaft.

Way shaft () An interior shaft, usually one connecting two levels.

Xanthidia (pl. ) of Xanthidium

Xanthogen (n.) The hypothetical radical supposed to be characteristic of xanthic acid.

Xanthogen (n.) Persulphocyanogen.

Xanthosis (n.) The yellow discoloration often observed in cancerous tumors.

Yachtsmen (pl. ) of Yachtsman

Yachtsman (n.) One who owns or sails a yacht; a yachter.

Yankeeism (n.) A Yankee idiom, word, custom, or the like.

Yardstick (n.) A stick three feet, or a yard, in length, used as a measure of cloth, etc.

Yawningly (adv.) In a yawning manner.

Zamindary (n.) Alt. of Zamindari

Zamindari (n.) The jurisdiction of a zamindar; the land possessed by a zamindar.

Zantewood (n.) A yellow dyewood; fustet; -- called also zante, and zante fustic. See Fustet, and the Note under Fustic.

Zantewood (n.) Satinwood (Chloroxylon Swietenia).

Zapotilla (n.) See Sapodilla.

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