9 letter words whose second letter is E
Aegophony (n.) Same as Egophony.
Aeolipile (n.) Alt. of Aeolipyle
Aeolipyle (n.) An apparatus consisting chiefly of a closed vessel (as a globe or cylinder) with one or more projecting bent tubes, through which steam is made to pass from the vessel, causing it to revolve.
Aepyornis (n.) A gigantic bird found fossil in Madagascar.
Aeriality (n.) The state of being aerial; unsubstantiality.
Aerognosy (n.) The science which treats of the properties of the air, and of the part it plays in nature.
Aerolitic (a.) Of or pertaining to aerolites; meteoric; as, aerolitic iron.
Aerologic (a.) Alt. of Aerological
Aeromancy (n.) Divination from the state of the air or from atmospheric substances; also, forecasting changes in the weather.
Aerometer (n.) An instrument for ascertaining the weight or density of air and gases.
Aerometry (n.) The science of measuring the air, including the doctrine of its pressure, elasticity, rarefaction, and condensation; pneumatics.
Aerophoby (n.) Dread of a current of air.
Aerophyte (n.) A plant growing entirely in the air, and receiving its nourishment from it; an air plant or epiphyte.
Aeroplane (n.) A flying machine, or a small plane for experiments on flying, which floats in the air only when propelled through it.
Aeroscope (n.) An apparatus designed for collecting spores, germs, bacteria, etc., suspended in the air.
Aeroscopy (n.) The observation of the state and variations of the atmosphere.
Aesthesia (n.) Perception by the senses; feeling; -- the opposite of anaesthesia.
Aesthesis (n.) Sensuous perception.
Aesthetic (a.) Alt. of Aesthetical
Esthetics (n.) The theory or philosophy of taste; the science of the beautiful in nature and art; esp. that which treats of the expression and embodiment of beauty by art.
Aestivate (v. i.) To spend the summer.
Aestivate (v. i.) To pass the summer in a state of torpor.
Aetiology (n.) The science, doctrine, or demonstration of causes; esp., the investigation of the causes of any disease; the science of the origin and development of things.
Aetiology (n.) The assignment of a cause.
Beaconing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beacon
Beaconage (n.) Money paid for the maintenance of a beacon; also, beacons, collectively.
Beadhouse (n.) Alt. of Bedehouse
Bedehouse (n.) An almshouse for poor people who pray daily for their benefactors.
Beadsnake (n.) A small poisonous snake of North America (Elaps fulvius), banded with yellow, red, and black.
Beaminess (n.) The state of being beamy.
Beamingly (adv.) In a beaming manner; radiantly.
Beam tree () A tree (Pyrus aria) related to the apple.
Bearberry (n.) A trailing plant of the heath family (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi), having leaves which are tonic and astringent, and glossy red berries of which bears are said to be fond.
Beardless (a.) Without a beard. Hence: Not having arrived at puberty or manhood; youthful.
Beardless (a.) Destitute of an awn; as, beardless wheat.
Bearhound (n.) A hound for baiting or hunting bears.
Beasthood (n.) State or nature of a beast.
Beastings (n. pl.) See Biestings.
Beastlike (a.) Like a beast.
Beatified (imp. & p. p.) of Beatify
Beatitude (n.) Felicity of the highest kind; consummate bliss.
Beatitude (n.) Any one of the nine declarations (called the Beatitudes), made in the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. v. 3-12), with regard to the blessedness of those who are distinguished by certain specified virtues.
Beatitude (n.) Beatification.
Beauseant (n.) The black and white standard of the Knights Templars.
Beauteous (a.) Full of beauty; beautiful; very handsome.
Beautiful (a.) Having the qualities which constitute beauty; pleasing to the sight or the mind.
Bebeerine (n.) Alt. of Bebirine
Beblubber (v. t.) To make swollen and disfigured or sullied by weeping; as, her eyes or cheeks were beblubbered.
Becalming (n.) of Becalm
Beccafico (n.) A small bird. (Silvia hortensis), which is highly prized by the Italians for the delicacy of its flesh in the autumn, when it has fed on figs, grapes, etc.
Beckoning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beckon
Beclipped (imp. & p. p.) of Beclip
Beclouded (imp. & p. p.) of Becloud
Becripple (v. t.) To make a cripple of; to cripple; to lame.
Bedabbled (imp. & p. p.) of Bedabble
Bedashing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bedash
Bedaubing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bedaub
Bedazzled (imp. & p. p.) of Bedazzle
Bedecking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bedeck
Bedehouse (n.) Same as Beadhouse.
Bedfellow (n.) One who lies with another in the same bed; a person who shares one's couch.
Bedighted () of Bedight
Bedimming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bedim
Bedlamite (n.) An inhabitant of a madhouse; a madman.
Bedrabble (v. t.) To befoul with rain and mud; to drabble.
Bedraggle (v. t.) To draggle; to soil, as garments which, in walking, are suffered to drag in dust, mud, etc.
Bedribble (v. t.) To dribble upon.
Bedridden (v. i.) Confined to the bed by sickness or infirmity.
Bedrizzle (v. t.) To drizzle upon.
Bed screw () A form of jack screw for lifting large bodies, and assisting in launching.
Bed screw () A long screw formerly used to fasten a bedpost to one of the adjacent side pieces.
Bedspread (n.) A bedquilt; a counterpane; a coverlet.
Bedstaves (pl. ) of Bedstaff
Bed steps () Steps for mounting a bed of unusual height.
Bedwarfed (imp. & p. p.) of Bedwarf
Bee-eater (n.) A bird of the genus Merops, that feeds on bees. The European species (M. apiaster) is remarkable for its brilliant colors.
Bee-eater (n.) An African bird of the genus Rhinopomastes.
Beefeater (n.) One who eats beef; hence, a large, fleshy person.
Beefeater (n.) One of the yeomen of the guard, in England.
Beefeater (n.) An African bird of the genus Buphaga, which feeds on the larvae of botflies hatched under the skin of oxen, antelopes, etc. Two species are known.
Beefsteak (n.) A steak of beef; a slice of beef broiled or suitable for broiling.
Beelzebub (n.) The title of a heathen deity to whom the Jews ascribed the sovereignty of the evil spirits; hence, the Devil or a devil. See Baal.
Beemaster (n.) One who keeps bees.
Beerhouse (n.) A house where malt liquors are sold; an alehouse.
Beeriness (n.) Beery condition.
Beestings (n.) Same as Biestings.
Befalling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Befall
Befitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Befit
Befitting (a.) Suitable; proper; becoming; fitting.
Beflatter (v. t.) To flatter excessively.
Befogging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Befog
Befooling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Befool
Befortune (v. t.) To befall.
Befouling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Befoul
Befuddled (imp. & p. p.) of Befuddle
Begemming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Begem
Begetting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beget
Beggaring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beggar
Beggarism (n.) Beggary.
Beginning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Begin
Beginning (n.) The act of doing that which begins anything; commencement of an action, state, or space of time; entrance into being or upon a course; the first act, effort, or state of a succession of acts or states.
Beginning (n.) That which begins or originates something; the first cause; origin; source.
Beginning (n.) That which is begun; a rudiment or element.
Beginning (n.) Enterprise.
Begirding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Begird
Beglerbeg (n.) The governor of a province of the Ottoman empire, next in dignity to the grand vizier.
Begriming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Begrime
Begrudged (imp. & p. p.) of Begrudge
Beguiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beguile
Beguiling (a.) Alluring by guile; deluding; misleading; diverting.
Beguinage (n.) A collection of small houses surrounded by a wall and occupied by a community of Beguines.
Beheading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Behead
Beholding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Behold
Beholding (a.) Obliged; beholden.
Beholding (n.) The act of seeing; sight; also, that which is beheld.
Behooving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Behoove
Bejeweled (imp. & p. p.) of Bejewel
Belabored (imp. & p. p.) of Belabor
Beleaguer (v. t.) To surround with an army so as to preclude escape; to besiege; to blockade.
Belecture (v. t.) To vex with lectures; to lecture frequently.
Belemnite (n.) A conical calcareous fossil, tapering to a point at the lower extremity, with a conical cavity at the other end, where it is ordinarily broken; but when perfect it contains a small chambered cone, called the phragmocone, prolonged, on one side, into a delicate concave blade; the thunderstone. It is the internal shell of a cephalopod related to the sepia, and belonging to an extinct family. The belemnites are found in rocks of the Jurassic and Cretaceous ages.
Belepered (imp. & p. p.) of Beleper
Beliefful (a.) Having belief or faith.
Believing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Believe
Believing (a.) That believes; having belief.
Belittled (imp. & p. p.) of Belittle
Bellibone (n.) A woman excelling both in beauty and goodness; a fair maid.
Bellicose (a.) Inc
Bellicous (a.) Bellicose.
Bellowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bellow
Bellyache (n.) Pain in the bowels; colic.
Bellyband (n.) A band that passes under the belly of a horse and holds the saddle or harness in place; a girth.
Bellyband (n.) A band of flannel or other cloth about the belly.
Bellyband (n.) A band of canvas, to strengthen a sail.
Belly-god (n.) One whose great pleasure it is to gratify his appetite; a glutton; an epicure.
Belomancy (n.) A kind of divination anciently practiced by means of marked arrows drawn at random from a bag or quiver, the marks on the arrows drawn being supposed to foreshow the future.
Belonging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Belong
Belonging (n.) That which belongs to one; that which pertains to one; hence, goods or effects.
Belonging (n.) That which is connected with a principal or greater thing; an appendage; an appurtenance.
Belonging (n.) Family; relations; household.
Belvedere (n.) A small building, or a part of a building, more or less open, constructed in a place commanding a fine prospect.
Belzebuth (n.) A spider monkey (Ateles belzebuth) of Brazil.
Bemeeting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bemeet
Bemoaning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bemoan
Bemonster (v. t.) To make monstrous or like a monster.
Benedight (a.) Blessed.
Beneficed (imp. & p. p.) of Benefice
Beneficed (a.) Possessed of a benefice or church preferment.
Benefited (imp. & p. p.) of Benefit
Benefiter (n.) One who confers a benefit; -- also, one who receives a benefit.
Bengalese (a.) Of or pertaining to Bengal.
Bengalese (n. sing. & pl) A native or natives of Bengal.
Benighted (imp. & p. p.) of Benight
Benignant (a.) Kind; gracious; favorable.
Benignity (n.) The quality of being benign; goodness; kindness; graciousness.
Benignity (n.) Mildness; gentleness.
Benignity (n.) Salubrity; wholesome quality.
Benjamite (n.) A descendant of Benjamin; one of the tribe of Benjamin.
Benthamic (a.) Of or pertaining to Bentham or Benthamism.
Benumbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Benumb
Benzamide (n.) A transparent crystal
Bepinched (imp. & p. p.) of Bepinch
Beplaster (v. t.) To plaster over; to cover or smear thickly; to bedaub.
Bequethen () old p. p. of Bequeath.
Beraining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Berain
Berberine (n.) An alkaloid obtained, as a bitter, yellow substance, from the root of the barberry, gold thread, and other plants.
Bergander (n.) A European duck (Anas tadorna). See Sheldrake.
Bergomask (n.) A rustic dance, so called in ridicule of the people of Bergamo, in Italy, once noted for their clownishness.
Berhyming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Berhyme
Berna fly () A Brazilian dipterous insect of the genus Trypeta, which lays its eggs in the nostrils or in wounds of man and beast, where the larvae do great injury.
Berserker (n.) One of a class of legendary heroes, who fought frenzied by intoxicating liquors, and naked, regardless of wounds.
Berserker (n.) One who fights as if frenzied, like a Berserker.
Beryllium (n.) A metallic element found in the beryl. See Glucinum.
Berylloid (n.) A solid consisting of a double twelve-sided pyramid; -- so called because the planes of this form occur on crystals of beryl.
Bescatter (v. t.) To scatter over.
Bescatter (v. t.) To cover sparsely by scattering (something); to strew.
Bescratch (v. t.) To tear with the nails; to cover with scratches.
Bescumber (v. t.) Alt. of Bescummer
Bescummer (v. t.) To discharge ordure or dung upon.
Beseecher (n.) One who beseeches.
Beseeming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beseem
Beseeming (n.) Appearance; look; garb.
Beseeming (n.) Come
Beseeming (a.) Becoming; suitable.
Besetting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beset
Besetment (n.) The act of besetting, or the state of being beset; also, that which besets one, as a sin.
Besetting (a.) Habitually attacking, harassing, or pressing upon or about; as, a besetting sin.
Beshining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beshine
Besieging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Besiege
Besieging (a.) That besieges; laying siege to.
Beslabber (v. t.) To beslobber.
Beslobber (v. t.) To slobber on; to smear with spittle running from the mouth. Also Fig.: as, to beslobber with praise.
Beslubber (v. t.) To beslobber.
Besmeared (imp. & p. p.) of Besmear
Besmearer (n.) One that besmears.
Besmutted (imp. & p. p.) of Besmut
Besotting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Besot
Bespangle (v. t.) To adorn with spangles; to dot or sprinkle with something brilliant or glittering.
Bespatter (v. t.) To soil by spattering; to sprinkle, esp. with dirty water, mud, or anything which will leave foul spots or stains.
Bespatter (v. t.) To asperse with calumny or reproach.
Bespeaker (n.) One who bespeaks.
Bespeckle (v. t.) To mark with speckles or spots.
Bespitten () of Bespit
Bespotted (imp. & p. p.) of Bespot
Bestarred (imp. & p. p.) of Bestar
Besteaded () of Bestead
Bestially (adv.) In a bestial manner.
Bestirred (imp. & p. p.) of Bestir
Bestowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bestow
Bestrewed (imp.) of Bestrew
Bestrewed (p. p.) of Bestrew
Bestudded (imp. & p. p.) of Bestud
Betel nut () The nutlike seed of the areca palm, chewed in the East with betel leaves (whence its name) and shell lime.
Bethought (imp. & p. p.) of Bethink
Bethlehem (n.) A hospital for lunatics; -- corrupted into bedlam.
Bethlehem (n.) In the Ethiopic church, a small building attached to a church edifice, in which the bread for the eucharist is made.
Bethought () imp. & p. p. of Bethink.
Bethumped (imp. & p. p.) of Bethump
Betokened (imp. & p. p.) of Betoken
Betrapped (imp. & p. p.) of Betrap
Betraying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Betray
Betrimmed (imp. & p. p.) of Betrim
Betrothed (imp. & p. p.) of Betroth
Betrothal (n.) The act of betrothing, or the fact of being betrothed; a mutual promise, engagement, or contract for a future marriage between the persons betrothed; betrothment; affiance.
Bettering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Better
Betumbled (imp. & p. p.) of Betumble
Betutored (imp. & p. p.) of Betutor
Bevelling () of Bevel
Bevelment (n.) The replacement of an edge by two similar planes, equally inc
Bewailing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bewail
Bewailing (a.) Wailing over; lamenting.
Beweeping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beweep
Bewitched (imp. & p. p.) of Bewitch
Bewitcher (n.) One who bewitches.
Bewrapped (imp. & p. p.) of Bewrap
Bewraying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bewray
Bewrought (a.) Embroidered.
Bezoardic (a.) Pertaining to, or compounded with, bezoar.
Bezoardic (n.) A medicine containing bezoar.
Bezoartic (a.) Alt. of Bezoartical
Ceaseless (a.) Without pause or end; incessant.
Ceaseless (adv.) Without intermission or end.
Celandine (n.) A perennial herbaceous plant (Chelidonium majus) of the poppy family, with yellow flowers. It is used as a medicine in jaundice, etc., and its acrid saffron-colored juice is used to cure warts and the itch; -- called also greater celandine and swallowwort.
Celebrant (n.) One who performs a public religious rite; -- applied particularly to an officiating priest in the Roman Catholic Church, as distinguished from his assistants.
Celebrate (v. t.) To extol or honor in a solemn manner; as, to celebrate the name of the Most High.
Celebrate (v. t.) To honor by solemn rites, by ceremonies of joy and respect, or by refraining from ordinary business; to observe duly; to keep; as, to celebrate a birthday.
Celebrate (v. t.) To perform or participate in, as a sacrament or solemn rite; to solemnize; to perform with appropriate rites; as, to celebrate a marriage.
Celebrity (n.) Celebration; solemnization.
Celebrity (n.) The state or condition of being celebrated; fame; renown; as, the celebrity of Washington.
Celebrity (n.) A person of distinction or renown; -- usually in the plural; as, he is one of the celebrities of the place.
Celestial (a.) Belonging to the aerial regions, or visible heavens.
Celestial (a.) Of or pertaining to the spiritual heaven; heavenly; divine.
Celestial (n.) An inhabitant of heaven.
Celestial (n.) A native of China.
Celestify (v. t.) To make like heaven.
Celestine (n.) Alt. of Celestite
Celestite (n.) Native strontium sulphate, a mineral so named from its occasional delicate blue color. It occurs crystallized, also in compact massive and fibrous forms.
Celestine (n.) Alt. of Celestinian
Cellarage (n.) The space or storerooms of a cellar; a cellar.
Cellarage (n.) Chare for storage in a cellar.
Cellarist (n.) Same as Cellarer.
Cellepore (n.) A genus of delicate branching corals, made up of minute cells, belonging to the Bryozoa.
Celluloid (n.) A substance composed essentially of gun cotton and camphor, and when pure resembling ivory in texture and color, but variously colored to imitate coral, tortoise shell, amber, malachite, etc. It is used in the manufacture of jewelry and many small articles, as combs, brushes, collars, and cuffs; -- originally called xylonite.
Cellulose (a.) Consisting of, or containing, cells.
Cellulose (n.) The substance which constitutes the essential part of the solid framework of plants, of ordinary wood,
Celsiture (n.) Height; altitude.
Celticism (n.) A custom of the Celts, or an idiom of their language.
Celticize (v. t.) To render Celtic; to assimilate to the Celts.
Cementing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cement
Cenobitic (a.) Alt. of Cenobitical
Cenotaphy (n.) A cenotaph.
Censorial (a.) Belonging to a censor, or to the correction of public morals.
Censorial (a.) Full of censure; censorious.
Censorian (a.) Censorial.
Censuring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Censure
Centaurea (n.) A large genus of composite plants, related to the thistles and including the cornflower or bluebottle (Centaurea Cyanus) and the star thistle (C. Calcitrapa).
Centenary (a.) Relating to, or consisting of, a hundred.
Centenary (a.) Occurring once in every hundred years; centennial.
Centenary (n.) The aggregate of a hundred single things; specifically, a century.
Centenary (n.) A commemoration or celebration of an event which occurred a hundred years before.
Centering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Centre
Centerbit (n.) Alt. of Centrebit
Centrebit (n.) An instrument turning on a center, for boring holes. See Bit, n., 3.
Centering (n.) Same as Center, n., 6.
Centesimo (n.) A copper coin of Italy and Spain equivalent to a centime.
Centigram (n.) Alt. of Centigramme
Centinody (n.) A weed with a stem of many joints (Illecebrum verticillatum); also, the Polygonum aviculare or knotgrass.
Centonism (n.) The composition of a cento; the act or practice of composing a cento or centos.
Centrally (adv.) In a central manner or situation.
Centrical (a.) Placed in the center or middle; central.
Centumvir (n.) One of a court of about one hundred judges chosen to try civil suits. Under the empire the court was increased to 180, and met usually in four sections.
Centurial (a.) Of or pertaining to a century; as, a centurial sermon.
Centurist (n.) An historian who distinguishes time by centuries, esp. one of those who wrote the "Magdeburg Centuries." See under Century.
Centurion (n.) A military officer who commanded a minor division of the Roman army; a captain of a century.
Centuries (pl. ) of Century
Cephalata (n. pl.) A large division of Mollusca, including all except the bivalves; -- so called because the head is distinctly developed. See Illustration in Appendix.
Cephalate (a.) Having a head.
Cephaloid (a.) Shaped like the head.
Cephalous (a.) Having a head; -- applied chiefly to the Cephalata, a division of mollusks.
Ceraceous (a.) Having the texture and color of new wax; like wax; waxy.
Ceratodus (n.) A genus of ganoid fishes, of the order Dipnoi, first known as Mesozoic fossil fishes; but recently two living species have been discovered in Australian rivers. They have lungs so well developed that they can leave the water and breathe in air. In Australia they are called salmon and baramunda. See Dipnoi, and Archipterygium.
Ceraunics (n.) That branch of physics which treats of heat and electricity.
Cerberean (a.) Of or pertaining to, or resembling, Cerberus.
Cercarian (a.) Of, like, or pertaining to, the Cercariae.
Cercarian (n.) One of the Cercariae.
Cerebella (pl. ) of Cerebellum
Cerebrate (v. i.) To exhibit mental activity; to have the brain in action.
Cerebroid (a.) Resembling, or analogous to, the cerebrum or brain.
Cerebrose (n.) A sugarlike body obtained by the decomposition of the nitrogenous non-phosphorized principles of the brain.
Cerebrums (pl. ) of Cerebrum
Cerecloth (n.) A cloth smeared with melted wax, or with some gummy or glutinous matter.
Cerograph (n.) A writing on wax.
Ceromancy (n.) Divination by dropping melted wax in water.
Certainly (adv.) Without doubt or question; unquestionably.
Certainty (n.) The quality, state, or condition, of being certain.
Certainty (n.) A fact or truth unquestionable established.
Certainty (n.) Clearness; freedom from ambiguity; lucidity.
Certifier (n.) One who certifies or assures.
Certified (imp. & p. p.) of Certify
Certitude (n.) Freedom from doubt; assurance; certainty.
Ceruleous (a.) Cerulean.
Cerulific (a.) Producing a blue or sky color.
Cerussite (n.) Native lead carbonate; a mineral occurring in colorless, white, or yellowish transparent crystals, with an adamantine, also massive and compact.
Cervicide (n.) The act of killing deer; deer-slaying.
Cespitine (n.) An oil obtained by distillation of peat, and containing various members of the pyridine series.
Cespitose (a.) Having the form a piece of turf, i. e., many stems from one rootstock or from many entangled rootstocks or roots.
Cespitous (a.) Pertaining to, consisting, of resembling, turf; turfy.
Cessation (n.) A ceasing or discontinuance, as of action, whether temporary or final; a stop; as, a cessation of the war.
Cestoidea (n. pl.) A class of parasitic worms (Platelminthes) of which the tapeworms are the most common examples. The body is flattened, and usually but not always long, and composed of numerous joints or segments, each of which may contain a complete set of male and female reproductive organs. They have neither mouth nor intestine. See Tapeworm.
Cetaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Cetacea.
Ceylanite (n.) A dingy blue, or grayish black, variety of spinel. It is also called pleonaste.
Ceylonese (a.) Of or pertaining to Ceylon.
Ceylonese (n. sing. & pl.) A native or natives of Ceylon.
Deaconess (n.) A female deacon
Deaconess (n.) One of an order of women whose duties resembled those of deacons.
Deaconess (n.) A woman set apart for church work by a bishop.
Deaconess (n.) A woman chosen as a helper in church work, as among the Congregationalists.
Dead beat () See Beat, n., 7.
Deadening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deaden
Deadhouse (n.) A morgue; a place for the temporary reception and exposure of dead bodies.
Deadlatch (n.) A kind of latch whose bolt may be so locked by a detent that it can not be opened from the inside by the handle, or from the outside by the latch key.
Deadlight (n.) A strong shutter, made to fit open ports and keep out water in a storm.
Deadworks (n. pl.) The parts of a ship above the water when she is laden.
Deafening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deafen
Deafening (n.) The act or process of rendering impervious to sound, as a floor or wall; also, the material with which the spaces are filled in this process; pugging.
Deaf-mute (n.) A person who is deaf and dumb; one who, through deprivation or defect of hearing, has either failed the acquire the power of speech, or has lost it.
Deaneries (pl. ) of Deanery
Dearworth (a.) Precious.
Deathbird (n.) Tengmalm's or Richardson's owl (Nyctale Tengmalmi); -- so called from a superstition of the North American Indians that its note presages death.
Deathblow (n.) A mortal or crushing blow; a stroke or event which kills or destroys.
Deathless (a.) Not subject to death, destruction, or extinction; immortal; undying; imperishable; as, deathless beings; deathless fame.
Deathlike (a.) Resembling death.
Deathlike (a.) Deadly.
Deathsman (n.) An executioner; a headsman or hangman.
Deathward (adv.) Toward death.
Debarring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Debar
Debarking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Debark
Debarment (n.) Hindrance from approach; exclusion.
Debarrass (v. t.) To disembarrass; to relieve.
Debatable (a.) Liable to be debated; disputable; subject to controversy or contention; open to question or dispute; as, a debatable question.
Debateful (a.) Full of contention; contentious; quarrelsome.
Debauched (imp. & p. p.) of Debauch
Debauched (a.) Dissolute; dissipated.
Debauchee (v. t.) One who is given to intemperance or bacchanalian excesses; a man habitually lewd; a libertine.
Debaucher (n.) One who debauches or corrupts others; especially, a seducer to lewdness.
Debellate (v. t.) To subdue; to conquer in war.
Debenture (n.) A writing acknowledging a debt; a writing or certificate signed by a public officer, as evidence of a debt due to some person; the sum thus due.
Debenture (n.) A customhouse certificate entitling an exporter of imported goods to a drawback of duties paid on their importation.
Debouched (imp. & p. p.) of Debouch
Debruised (a.) Surmounted by an ordinary; as, a lion is debruised when a bend or other ordinary is placed over it, as in the cut.
Debuscope (n.) A modification of the kaleidoscope; -- used to reflect images so as to form beautiful designs.
Debutante () A person who makes his (or her) first appearance before the public.
Decachord (n.) Alt. of Decachordon
Decadence (n.) Alt. of Decadency
Decadency (n.) A falling away; decay; deterioration; declension. "The old castle, where the family lived in their decadence."
Decagonal (a.) Pertaining to a decagon; having ten sides.
Decagynia (n. pl.) A Linnaean order of plants characterized by having ten styles.
Decahedra (pl. ) of Decahedron
Decalcify (v. t.) To deprive of calcareous matter; thus, to decalcify bones is to remove the stony part, and leave only the gelatin.
Decaliter (n.) Alt. of Decalitre
Decalitre (n.) A measure of capacity in the metric system; a cubic volume of ten liters, equal to about 610.24 cubic inches, that is, 2.642 wine gallons.
Decalogue (n.) The Ten Commandments or precepts given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai, and originally written on two tables of stone.
Decameron (n.) A celebrated collection of tales, supposed to be related in ten days; -- written in the 14th century, by Boccaccio, an Italian.
Decameter (n.) Alt. of Decametre
Decametre (n.) A measure of length in the metric system; ten meters, equal to about 393.7 inches.
Decamping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decamp
Decandria (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of plants characterized by having ten stamens.
Decanting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decant
Decantate (v. t.) To decant.
Decastere (n.) A measure of capacity, equal to ten steres, or ten cubic meters.
Decastich (n.) A poem consisting of ten
Decastyle (a.) Having ten columns in front; -- said of a portico, temple, etc.
Decastyle (n.) A portico having ten pillars or columns in front.
Deceasing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decease
Deceitful (a.) Full of, or characterized by, deceit; serving to mislead or insnare; trickish; fraudulent; cheating; insincere.
Deceiving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deceive
Decemvirs (pl. ) of Decemvir
Decemviri (pl. ) of Decemvir
Decencies (pl. ) of Decency
Decennary (n.) A period of ten years.
Decennary (n.) A tithing consisting of ten neighboring families.
Decennial (a.) Consisting of ten years; happening every ten years; as, a decennial period; decennial games.
Decennial (n.) A tenth year or tenth anniversary.
Decennium (n.) A period of ten years.
Deception (n.) The act of deceiving or misleading.
Deception (n.) The state of being deceived or misled.
Deception (n.) That which deceives or is intended to deceive; false representation; artifice; cheat; fraud.
Deceptive (a.) Tending to deceive; having power to mislead, or impress with false opinions; as, a deceptive countenance or appearance.
Deceptory (a.) Deceptive.
Decession (n.) Departure; decrease; -- opposed to accesion.
Decidable (a.) Capable of being decided; determinable.
Decidedly (adv.) In a decided manner; indisputably; clearly; thoroughly.
Decidence (n.) A falling off.
Deciduata (n. pl.) A group of Mammalia in which a decidua is thrown off with, or after, the fetus, as in the human species.
Deciduate (a.) Possessed of, or characterized by, a decidua.
Deciduity (n.) Deciduousness.
Deciduous (a.) Falling off, or subject to fall or be shed, at a certain season, or a certain stage or interval of growth, as leaves (except of evergreens) in autumn, or as parts of animals, such
Deciliter (n.) Alt. of Decilitre
Decilitre (n.) A measure of capacity or volume in the metric system; one tenth of a liter, equal to 6.1022 cubic inches, or 3.38 fluid ounces.
Decillion (n.) According to the English notation, a million involved to the tenth power, or a unit with sixty ciphers annexed; according to the French and American notation, a thousand involved to the eleventh power, or a unit with thirty-three ciphers annexed. [See the Note under Numeration.]
Decimally (adv.) By tens; by means of decimals.
Decimated (imp. & p. p.) of Decimate
Decimator (n.) One who decimates.
Decimeter (n.) Alt. of Decimetre
Decimetre (n.) A measure of length in the metric system; one tenth of a meter, equal to 3.937 inches.
Decistere (n.) The tenth part of the stere or cubic meter, equal to 3.531 cubic feet. See Stere.
Declaimed (imp. & p. p.) of Declaim
Declaimer (n.) One who declaims; an haranguer.
Declarant (n.) One who declares.
Declaring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Declare
Declinate (a.) Bent downward or aside; (Bot.) bending downward in a curve; dec
Declining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dec
Declinous (a.) Declinate.
Declivous (a.) Descending gradually; moderately steep; sloping; downhill.
Declivity (n.) Deviation from a horizontal
Declivity (n.) A descending surface; a sloping place.
Decocting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decoct
Decoction (n.) The act or process of boiling anything in a watery fluid to extract its virtues.
Decoction (n.) An extract got from a body by boiling it in water.
Decocture (n.) A decoction.
Decollate (v. t.) To sever from the neck; to behead; to decapitate.
Decollete (a.) Leaving the neck and shoulders uncovered; cut low in the neck, or low-necked, as a dress.
Decolling (n.) Beheading.
Decomplex (a.) Repeatedly compound; made up of complex constituents.
Decompose (v. t.) To separate the constituent parts of; to resolve into original elements; to set free from previously existing forms of chemical combination; to bring to dissolution; to rot or decay.
Decompose (v. i.) To become resolved or returned from existing combinations; to undergo dissolution; to decay; to rot.
Deconcoct (v. t.) To decompose.
Decorated (imp. & p. p.) of Decorate
Decorator (n.) One who decorates, adorns, or embellishes; specifically, an artisan whose business is the decoration of houses, esp. their interior decoration.
Decoy-men (pl. ) of Decoy-man
Decoy-man (n.) A man employed in decoying wild fowl.
Decreased (imp. & p. p.) of Decrease
Decreeing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decree
Decrement (n.) The state of becoming gradually less; decrease; diminution; waste; loss.
Decrement (n.) The quantity lost by gradual diminution or waste; -- opposed to increment.
Decrement (n.) A name given by Hauy to the successive diminution of the layers of molecules, applied to the faces of the primitive form, by which he supposed the secondary forms to be produced.
Decrement (n.) The quantity by which a variable is diminished.
Decretion (n.) A decrease.
Decretist (n.) One who studies, or professes the knowledge of, the decretals.
Decretive (n.) Having the force of a decree; determining.
Decretory (a.) Established by a decree; definitive; settled.
Decretory (a.) Serving to determine; critical.
Decubitus (n.) An attitude assumed in lying down; as, the dorsal decubitus.
Decumbent (a.) Lying down; prostrate; recumbent.
Decumbent (a.) Reclining on the ground, as if too weak to stand, and tending to rise at the summit or apex; as, a decumbent stem.
Decupling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decuple
Decurrent (a.) Extending downward; -- said of a leaf whose base extends downward and forms a wing along the stem.
Decursion (n.) A flowing; also, a hostile incursion.
Decursive (a.) Running down; decurrent.
Decussate (v. t.) To cross at an acute angle; to cut or divide in the form of X; to intersect; -- said of
Decussate (a.) Alt. of Decussated
Dedicated (imp. & p. p.) of Dedicate
Dedicatee (n.) One to whom a thing is dedicated; -- correlative to dedicator.
Dedicator (n.) One who dedicates; more especially, one who inscribes a book to the favor of a patron, or to one whom he desires to compliment.
Deducible (a.) Capable of being deduced or inferred; derivable by reasoning, as a result or consequence.
Deducible (a.) Capable of being brought down.
Deducibly (adv.) By deduction.
Deducting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deduct
Deduction (n.) Act or process of deducing or inferring.
Deduction (n.) Act of deducting or taking away; subtraction; as, the deduction of the subtrahend from the minuend.
Deduction (n.) That which is deduced or drawn from premises by a process of reasoning; an inference; a conclusion.
Deduction (n.) That which is deducted; the part taken away; abatement; as, a deduction from the yearly rent.
Deductive (a.) Of or pertaining to deduction; capable of being deduced from premises; deducible.
Deed poll () A deed of one part, or executed by only one party, and distinguished from an indenture by having the edge of the parchment or paper cut even, or polled as it was anciently termed, instead of being indented.
Deepening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deepen
Deep-laid (a.) Laid deeply; formed with cunning and sagacity; as, deep-laid plans.
Deep-read (a.) Profoundly book- learned.
Deerberry (n.) A shrub of the blueberry group (Vaccinium stamineum); also, its bitter, greenish white berry; -- called also squaw huckleberry.
Deergrass (n.) An American genus (Rhexia) of perennial herbs, with opposite leaves, and showy flowers (usually bright purple), with four petals and eight stamens, -- the only genus of the order Melastomaceae inhabiting a temperate clime.
Deerhound (n.) One of a large and fleet breed of hounds used in hunting deer; a staghound.
Deer-neck (n.) A deerlike, or thin, ill-formed neck, as of a horse.
Defailure (n.) Failure.
Defalcate (v. t.) To cut off; to take away or deduct a part of; -- used chiefly of money, accounts, rents, income, etc.
Defalcate (v. i.) To commit defalcation; to embezzle money held in trust.
Defaulted (imp. & p. p.) of Default
Defaulter (n.) One who makes default; one who fails to appear in court when court when called.
Defaulter (n.) One who fails to perform a duty; a delinquent; particularly, one who fails to account for public money intrusted to his care; a peculator; a defalcator.
Defeating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Defeat
Defeature (n.) Overthrow; defeat.
Defeature (n.) Disfigurement; deformity.
Defecated (imp. & p. p.) of Defecate
Defecator (n.) That which cleanses or purifies; esp., an apparatus for removing the feculencies of juices and sirups.
Defection (n.) Act of abandoning a person or cause to which one is bound by allegiance or duty, or to which one has attached himself; desertion; failure in duty; a falling away; apostasy; backsliding.
Defective (a.) Wanting in something; incomplete; lacking a part; deficient; imperfect; faulty; -- applied either to natural or moral qualities; as, a defective limb; defective timber; a defective copy or account; a defective character; defective rules.
Defective (a.) Lacking some of the usual forms of declension or conjugation; as, a defective noun or verb.
Defending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Defend
Defendant (a.) Serving, or suitable, for defense; defensive.
Defendant (a.) Making defense.
Defendant (n.) One who defends; a defender.
Defendant (n.) A person required to make answer in an action or suit; -- opposed to plaintiff.
Defensive (a.) Serving to defend or protect; proper for defense; opposed to offensive; as, defensive armor.
Defensive (a.) Carried on by resisting attack or aggression; -- opposed to offensive; as, defensive war.
Defensive (a.) In a state or posture of defense.
Defensive (n.) That which defends; a safeguard.
Defensory (a.) Tending to defend; defensive; as, defensory preparations.
Deferring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Defer
Deference (n.) A yielding of judgment or preference from respect to the wishes or opinion of another; submission in opinion; regard; respect; complaisance.
Deferment (n.) The act of delaying; postponement.
Defiatory (a.) Bidding or manifesting defiance.
Deficient (a.) Wanting, to make up completeness; wanting, as regards a requirement; not sufficient; inadequate; defective; imperfect; incomplete; lacking; as, deficient parts; deficient estate; deficient strength; deficient in judgment.
Defiladed (imp. & p. p.) of Defilade
Definable (a.) Capable of being defined, limited, or explained; determinable; describable by definition; ascertainable; as, definable limits; definable distinctions or regulations; definable words.
Deflected (imp. & p. p.) of Deflect
Deflected (a.) Turned aside; deviating from a direct
Deflected (a.) Bent downward; deflexed.
Deflector (n.) That which deflects, as a diaphragm in a furnace, or a cone in a lamp (to deflect and mingle air and gases and help combustion).
Deflexion (n.) See Deflection.
Deflexure (n.) A bending or turning aside; deflection.
Deflorate (a.) Past the flowering state; having shed its pollen.
Defloured (imp. & p. p.) of Deflour
Deflourer (n.) One who deflours; a ravisher.
Defluxion (n.) A discharge or flowing of humors or fluid matter, as from the nose in catarrh; -- sometimes used synonymously with inflammation.
Defoliate (a.) Alt. of Defoliated
Deforcing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deforce
Deforceor (n.) Same as Deforciant.
Deforming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deform
Deformity (a.) The state of being deformed; want of proper form or symmetry; any unnatural form or shape; distortion; irregularity of shape or features; ug
Deformity (a.) Anything that destroys beauty, grace, or propriety; irregularity; absurdity; gross deviation from order or the established laws of propriety; as, deformity in an edifice; deformity of character.
Defrauded (imp. & p. p.) of Defraud
Defrauder (n.) One who defrauds; a cheat; an embezzler; a peculator.
Defraying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Defray
Degarnish (v. t.) To strip or deprive of entirely, as of furniture, ornaments, etc.; to disgarnish; as, to degarnish a house, etc.
Degarnish (v. t.) To deprive of a garrison, or of troops necessary for defense; as, to degarnish a city or fort.
Deglazing (n.) The process of giving a dull or ground surface to glass by acid or by mechanical means.
Degloried (a.) Deprived of glory; dishonored.
Degrading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Degrade
Dehiscent (a.) Characterized by dehiscence; opening in some definite way, as the capsule of a plant.
Dehorning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dehorn
Dehorting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dehort
Dehydrate (v. t.) To deprive of water; to render free from water; as, to dehydrate alcohol.
Deinornis (n.) See Dinornis.
Deinosaur (n.) See Dinosaur.
Deinteous (a.) Alt. of Deintevous
Deiparous (a.) Bearing or bringing forth a god; -- said of the Virgin Mary.
Deistical (a.) Pertaining to, savoring of, or consisting in, deism; as, a deistic writer; a deistical book.
Dejecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deject
Dejection (n.) A casting down; depression.
Dejection (n.) The act of humbling or abasing one's self.
Dejection (n.) Lowness of spirits occasioned by grief or misfortune; mental depression; melancholy.
Dejection (n.) A low condition; weakness; inability.
Dejection (n.) The discharge of excrement.
Dejection (n.) Faeces; excrement.
Dejectory (a.) Having power, or tending, to cast down.
Dejectory (a.) Promoting evacuations by stool.
Dejecture (n.) That which is voided; excrements.
Dekaliter (n.) Same as Decaliter.
Dekameter (n.) Same as Decameter.
Dekastere (n.) Same as Decastere.
Delapsing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Delapse
Delapsion (n.) A falling down, or out of place; prolapsion.
Delawares (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians formerly inhabiting the valley of the Delaware River, but now mostly located in the Indian Territory.
Delayment (n.) Hindrance.
Delectate (v. t.) To delight; to charm.
Delegated (imp. & p. p.) of Delegate
Delftware (n.) Pottery made at the city of Delft in Holland; hence:
Delftware (n.) Earthenware made in imitation of the above; any glazed earthenware made for table use, and the like.
Delibrate (v. t.) To strip off the bark; to peel.
Deliciate (v. t.) To delight one's self; to indulge in feasting; to revel.
Delicious (a.) Affording exquisite pleasure; delightful; most sweet or grateful to the senses, especially to the taste; charming.
Delicious (a.) Addicted to pleasure; seeking enjoyment; luxurious; effeminate.
Delighted (imp. & p. p.) of Delight
Delighted (a.) Endowed with delight.
Delighter (n.) One who gives or takes delight.
Deliquate (v. i.) To melt or be dissolved; to deliquesce.
Deliquate (v. t.) To cause to melt away; to dissolve; to consume; to waste.
Deliquium (n.) A melting or dissolution in the air, or in a moist place; a liquid condition; as, a salt falls into a deliquium.
Deliquium (n.) A sinking away; a swooning.
Deliquium (n.) A melting or maudlin mood.
Delirancy (n.) Delirium.
Deliriant (n.) A poison which occasions a persistent delirium, or mental aberration (as belladonna).
Delirious (a.) Having a delirium; wandering in mind; light-headed; insane; raving; wild; as, a delirious patient; delirious fancies.
Delitable (a.) Delightful; delectable.
Delivered (imp. & p. p.) of Deliver
Deliverer (n.) One who delivers or rescues; a preserver.
Deliverer (n.) One who relates or communicates.
Deliverly (adv.) Actively; quickly; nimbly.
Delphinic (n.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the dolphin; phocenic.
Delphinic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the larkspur; specifically, relating to the stavesacre (Delphinium staphisagria).
Delphinus (n.) A genus of Cetacea, including the dolphin. See Dolphin, 1.
Delphinus (n.) The Dolphin, a constellation near the equator and east of Aquila.
Delthyris (n.) A name formerly given to certain Silurian brachiopod shells of the genus Spirifer.
Deltidium (n.) The triangular space under the beak of many brachiopod shells.
Deludable (a.) Capable of being deluded; liable to be imposed on; gullible.
Delundung (n.) An East Indian carnivorous mammal (Prionodon gracilis), resembling the civets, but without scent pouches. It is handsomely spotted.
Demagogic (a.) Alt. of Demagogical
Demagogue (n.) A leader of the rabble; one who attempts to control the multitude by specious or deceitful arts; an unprincipled and factious mob orator or political leader.
Demanding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Demand
Demandant (n.) One who demands; the plaintiff in a real action; any plaintiff.
Demantoid (n.) A yellow-green, transparent variety of garnet found in the Urals. It is valued as a gem because of its brilliancy of luster, whence the name.
Demarcate (v. t.) To mark by bounds; to set the limits of; to separate; to discriminate.
Demeaning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Demean
Demeanure (n.) Behavior.
Dementate (v. t.) Deprived of reason.
Dementate (v. t.) To deprive of reason; to dement.
Demersion (n.) The act of plunging into a fluid; a drowning.
Demersion (n.) The state of being overwhelmed in water, or as if in water.
Demesnial (a.) Of or pertaining to a demesne; of the nature of a demesne.
Demideify (v. t.) To deify in part.
Demidevil (n.) A half devil.
Demigorge (n.) Half the gorge, or entrance into a bastion, taken from the angle of the flank to the center of the bastion.
Demigrate (v. i.) To emigrate.
Demigroat (n.) A half groat.
Demilance (n.) A light lance; a short spear; a half pike; also, a demilancer.
Demimonde (n.) Persons of doubtful reputation; esp., women who are kept as mistresses, though not public prostitutes; demireps.
Demisable (a.) Capable of being leased; as, a demisable estate.
Demission (n.) The act of demitting, or the state of being demitted; a letting down; a lowering; dejection.
Demission (n.) Resignation of an office.
Demissive (a.) Downcast; submissive; humble.
Demitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Demit
Demiurgic (a.) Pertaining to a demiurge; formative; creative.
Democracy (n.) Government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is retained and directly exercised by the people.
Democracy (n.) Government by popular representation; a form of government in which the supreme power is retained by the people, but is indirectly exercised through a system of representation and delegated authority periodically renewed; a constitutional representative government; a republic.
Democracy (n.) Collectively, the people, regarded as the source of government.
Democracy (n.) The principles and policy of the Democratic party, so called.
Democraty (n.) Democracy.
Demoniasm (n.) See Demonianism.
Demonized (imp. & p. p.) of Demonize
Demonship (n.) The state of a demon.
Demulcent (a.) Softening; mollifying; soothing; assuasive; as, oil is demulcent.
Demulcent (n.) A substance, usually of a mucilaginous or oily nature, supposed to be capable of soothing an inflamed nervous membrane, or protecting it from irritation. Gum Arabic, glycerin, olive oil, etc., are demulcents.
Demulsion (n.) The act of soothing; that which soothes.
Demurring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Demur
Demurrage (n.) The detention of a vessel by the freighter beyond the time allowed in her charter party for loading, unloading, or sailing.
Demurrage (n.) The allowance made to the master or owner of the ship for such delay or detention.
Dendritic (a.) Alt. of Dendritical
Denigrate (v. t.) To blacken thoroughly; to make very black.
Denigrate (v. t.) Fig.: To blacken or sully; to defame.
Denitrify (v. t.) To deprive of, or free from, nitrogen.
Denotable (a.) Capable of being denoted or marked.
Denounced (imp. & p. p.) of Denounce
Denouncer (n.) One who denounces, or declares, as a menace.
Denseless (n.) The quality of being dense; density.
Dentalism (n.) The quality of being formed by the aid of the teeth.
Dentalium (n.) A genus of marine mollusks belonging to the Scaphopoda, having a tubular conical shell.
Dentately (adv.) In a dentate or toothed manner; as, dentately ciliated, etc.
Dentation (n.) Formation of teeth; toothed form.
Denticete (n. pl.) The division of Cetacea in which the teeth are developed, including the sperm whale, dolphins, etc.
Dentiform (a.) Having the form of a tooth or of teeth; tooth-shaped.
Dentilave (n.) A wash for cleaning the teeth.
Dentistic (a.) Alt. of Dentistical
Dentistry (n.) The art or profession of a dentist; dental surgery.
Dentition (n.) The development and cutting of teeth; teething.
Dentition (n.) The system of teeth peculiar to an animal.
Dentizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dentize
Denyingly (adv.) In the manner of one denies a request.
Deodorant (n.) A deodorizer.
Deodorize (v. t.) To deprive of odor, especially of such as results from impurities.
Deonerate (v. t.) To unload; to disburden.
Deoxidate (v. t.) To deoxidize.
Deoxidize (v. t.) To deprive of oxygen; to reduce from the state of an oxide.
Depainted (imp. & p. p.) of Depaint
Depainter (n.) One who depaints.
Departing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Depart
Departure (n.) Division; separation; putting away.
Departure (n.) Separation or removal from a place; the act or process of departing or going away.
Departure (n.) Removal from the present life; death; decease.
Departure (n.) Deviation or abandonment, as from or of a rule or course of action, a plan, or a purpose.
Departure (n.) The desertion by a party to any pleading of the ground taken by him in his last antecedent pleading, and the adoption of another.
Departure (n.) The distance due east or west which a person or ship passes over in going along an oblique
Depascent (a.) Feeding.
Depasture (v. t. & i.) To pasture; to feed; to graze; also, to use for pasture.
Depending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Depend
Dependant (n.) Alt. of Dependancy
Dependent (a.) Hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf.
Dependent (a.) Relying on, or subject to, something else for support; not able to exist, or sustain itself, or to perform anything, without the will, power, or aid of something else; not self-sustaining; contingent or conditioned; subordinate; -- often with on or upon; as, dependent on God; dependent upon friends.
Dependent (n.) One who depends; one who is sustained by another, or who relies on another for support of favor; a hanger-on; a retainer; as, a numerous train of dependents.
Dependent (n.) That which depends; corollary; consequence.
Depicting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Depict
Depiction (n.) A painting or depicting; a representation.
Depicture (v. t.) To make a picture of; to paint; to picture; to depict.
Depilated (imp. & p. p.) of Depilate
Deplanate (v. t.) Flattened; made level or even.
Depleting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deplete
Depletion (n.) The act of depleting or emptying.
Depletion (n.) the act or process of diminishing the quantity of fluid in the vessels by bloodletting or otherwise; also excessive evacuation, as in severe diarrhea.
Depletive (a.) Able or fitted to deplete.
Depletive (n.) A substance used to deplete.
Depletory (a.) Serving to deplete.
Deplorate (a.) Deplorable.
Deploring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deplore
Deploying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deploy
Deplumate (a.) Destitute or deprived of features; deplumed.
Depluming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deplume
Deporting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deport
Deporture (n.) Deportment.
Deposable (a.) Capable of being deposed or deprived of office.
Deposited (imp. & p. p.) of Deposit
Depositor (n.) One who makes a deposit, especially of money in a bank; -- the correlative of depository.
Depositum (n.) Deposit.
Depraving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deprave
Depravity (n.) The state of being depraved or corrupted; a vitiated state of moral character; general badness of character; wickedness of mind or heart; absence of religious feeling and principle.
Deprecate (v. t.) To pray against, as an evil; to seek to avert by prayer; to desire the removal of; to seek deliverance from; to express deep regret for; to disapprove of strongly.
Depredate (v. t.) To subject to plunder and pillage; to despoil; to lay waste; to prey upon.
Depredate (v. i.) To take plunder or prey; to commit waste; as, the troops depredated on the country.
Deprehend (v. t.) To take unwares or by surprise; to seize, as a person commiting an unlawful act; to catch; to apprehend.
Deprehend (v. t.) To detect; to discover; to find out.
Depressed (imp. & p. p.) of Depress
Depressed (a.) Pressed or forced down; lowed; sunk; dejected; dispirited; sad; humbled.
Depressed (a.) Concave on the upper side; -- said of a leaf whose disk is lower than the border.
Depressed (a.) Lying flat; -- said of a stem or leaf which lies close to the ground.
Depressed (a.) Having the vertical diameter shorter than the horizontal or transverse; -- said of the bodies of animals, or of parts of the bodies.
Depressor (n.) One who, or that which, presses down; an oppressor.
Depressor (n.) A muscle that depresses or tends to draw down a part.
Depriment (a.) Serving to depress.
Deprisure (n.) Low estimation; disesteem; contempt.
Depriving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deprive
Depthless (a.) Having no depth; shallow.
Depthless (a.) Of measureless depth; unfathomable.
Depulsion (n.) A driving or thrusting away.
Depulsory (a.) Driving or thrusting away; averting.
Depurated (imp. & p. p.) of Depurate
Depurator (n.) One who, or that which, cleanses.
Deputable (a.) Fit to be deputed; suitable to act as a deputy.
Deputator (n.) One who deputes, or makes a deputation.
Derailing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Derail
Deranging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Derange
Derivable (a.) That can be derived; obtainable by transmission; capable of being known by inference, as from premises or data; capable of being traced, as from a radical; as, income is derivable from various sources.
Derivably (adv.) By derivation.
Dermatine (a.) Of or pertaining to the skin.
Dermatoid (a.) Resembling skin; skinlike.
Dermestes (n.) A genus of coleopterous insects, the larvae of which feed animal substances. They are very destructive to dries meats, skins, woolens, and furs. The most common species is D. lardarius, known as the bacon beetle.
Derogated (imp. & p. p.) of Derogate
Derogator (n.) A detractor.
Derringer (n.) A kind of short-barreled pocket pistol, of very large caliber, often carrying a half-ounce ball.
Descanted (imp. & p. p.) of Descant
Descanter (n.) One who descants.
Descended (imp. & p. p.) of Descend
Descender (n.) One who descends.
Described (imp. & p. p.) of Describe
Describer (n.) One who describes.
Descrying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Descry
Desecrate (v. t.) To divest of a sacred character or office; to divert from a sacred purpose; to violate the sanctity of; to profane; to put to an unworthy use; -- the opposite of consecrate.
Deserting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Desert
Desertful (a.) Meritorious.
Desertion (n.) The act of deserting or forsaking; abandonment of a service, a cause, a party, a friend, or any post of duty; the quitting of one's duties willfully and without right; esp., an absconding from military or naval service.
Desertion (n.) The state of being forsaken; desolation; as, the king in his desertion.
Desertion (n.) Abandonment by God; spiritual despondency.
Desertrix (n.) Alt. of Desertrice
Deserving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deserve
Deserving (n.) Desert; merit.
Deserving (a.) Meritorious; worthy; as, a deserving person or act.
Desiccant (a.) Drying; desiccative.
Desiccant (n.) A medicine or application for drying up a sore.
Desiccate (v. t.) To dry up; to deprive or exhaust of moisture; to preserve by drying; as, to desiccate fish or fruit.
Desiccate (v. i.) To become dry.
Desidiose (a.) Alt. of Desidious
Desidious (a.) Idle; lazy.
Designing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Design
Designate (v. t.) Designated; appointed; chosen.
Designate (v. t.) To mark out and make known; to point out; to name; to indicate; to show; to distinguish by marks or description; to specify; as, to designate the boundaries of a country; to designate the rioters who are to be arrested.
Designate (v. t.) To call by a distinctive title; to name.
Designate (v. t.) To indicate or set apart for a purpose or duty; -- with to or for; to designate an officer for or to the command of a post or station.
Designful (a.) Full of design; scheming.
Designing (a.) Intriguing; artful; scheming; as, a designing man.
Designing (n.) The act of making designs or sketches; the act of forming designs or plans.
Desinence (n.) Termination; ending.
Desipient (a.) Foolish; silly; trifling.
Desirable (v. t.) Worthy of desire or longing; fitted to excite desire or a wish to possess; pleasing; agreeable.
Desirably (adv.) In a desirable manner.
Desireful (a.) Filled with desire; eager.
Desisting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Desist
Desistive (a.) Final; conclusive; ending.
Desmidian (n.) A microscopic plant of the family Desmidiae, a group of unicellular algae in which the species have a greenish color, and the cells generally appear as if they consisted of two coalescing halves.
Desmodont (n.) A member of a group of South American blood-sucking bats, of the genera Desmodus and Diphylla. See Vampire.
Desmology (n.) The science which treats of the ligaments.
Desolated (imp. & p. p.) of Desolate
Desolater (n.) One who, or that which, desolates or lays waste.
Desolator (n.) Same as Desolater.
Desoxalic (a.) Made or derived from oxalic acid; as, desoxalic acid.
Despaired (imp. & p. p.) of Despair
Despairer (n.) One who despairs.
Desparple (v. t. & i.) To scatter; to disparkle.
Desperado (n.) A reckless, furious man; a person urged by furious passions, and regardless of consequence; a wild ruffian.
Desperate (a.) Without hope; given to despair; hopeless.
Desperate (a.) Beyond hope; causing despair; extremely perilous; irretrievable; past cure, or, at least, extremely dangerous; as, a desperate disease; desperate fortune.
Desperate (a.) Proceeding from, or suggested by, despair; without regard to danger or safety; reckless; furious; as, a desperate effort.
Desperate (a.) Extreme, in a bad sense; outrageous; -- used to mark the extreme predominance of a bad quality.
Desperate (n.) One desperate or hopeless.
Despising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Despise
Despiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Despite
Despitous (a.) Despiteous; very angry; cruel.
Despoiled (imp. & p. p.) of Despoil
Despoiler (n.) One who despoils.
Desponded (imp. & p. p.) of Despond
Desponder (n.) One who desponds.
Despotism (n.) The power, spirit, or principles of a despot; absolute control over others; tyrannical sway; tyranny.
Despotism (n.) A government which is directed by a despot; a despotic monarchy; absolutism; autocracy.
Despotist (n.) A supporter of despotism.
Despotize (v. t.) To act the despot.
Despumate (v. t. & i.) To throw off impurities in spume; to work off in foam or scum; to foam.
Destemper (n.) A kind of painting. See Distemper.
Destinate (a.) Destined.
Destinate (v. t.) To destine, design, or choose.
Destining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Destine
Destinist (n.) A believer in destiny; a fatalist.
Destinies (pl. ) of Destiny
Destitute (a.) Forsaken; not having in possession (something necessary, or desirable); deficient; lacking; devoid; -- often followed by of.
Destitute (a.) Not possessing the necessaries of life; in a condition of want; needy; without possessions or resources; very poor.
Destitute (v. t.) To leave destitute; to forsake; to abandon.
Destitute (v. t.) To make destitute; to cause to be in want; to deprive; -- followed by of.
Destitute (v. t.) To disappoint.
Destroyed (imp. & p. p.) of Destroy
Destroyer (n.) One who destroys, ruins, kills, or desolates.
Desuetude (n.) The cessation of use; disuse; discontinuance of practice, custom, or fashion.
Desultory (a.) Leaping or skipping about.
Desultory (a.) Jumping, or passing, from one thing or subject to another, without order or rational connection; without logical sequence; disconnected; immethodical; aimless; as, desultory minds.
Desultory (a.) Out of course; by the way; as a digression; not connected with the subject; as, a desultory remark.
Detaching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Detach
Detailing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Detail
Detaining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Detain
Detainder (n.) A writ. See Detinue.
Detecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Detect
Detection (n.) The act of detecting; the laying open what was concealed or hidden; discovery; as, the detection of a thief; the detection of fraud, forgery, or a plot.
Detective (a.) Fitted for, or skilled in, detecting; employed in detecting crime or criminals; as, a detective officer.
Detective (n.) One who business it is so detect criminals or discover matters of secrecy.
Detention (n.) The act of detaining or keeping back; a withholding.
Detention (n.) The state of being detained (stopped or hindered); delay from necessity.
Detention (n.) Confinement; restraint; custody.
Deterring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deter
Deterging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deterge
Detergent (a.) Cleansing; purging.
Detergent (n.) A substance which cleanses the skin, as water or soap; a medicine to cleanse wounds, ulcers, etc.
Determent (n.) The act of deterring; also, that which deters.
Determine (v. t.) To fix the boundaries of; to mark off and separate.
Determine (v. t.) To set bounds to; to fix the determination of; to limit; to bound; to bring to an end; to finish.
Determine (v. t.) To fix the form or character of; to shape; to prescribe imperatively; to regulate; to settle.
Determine (v. t.) To fix the course of; to impel and direct; -- with a remoter object preceded by to; as, another's will determined me to this course.
Determine (v. t.) To ascertain definitely; to find out the specific character or name of; to assign to its true place in a system; as, to determine an unknown or a newly discovered plant or its name.
Determine (v. t.) To bring to a conclusion, as a question or controversy; to settle authoritative or judicial sentence; to decide; as, the court has determined the cause.
Determine (v. t.) To resolve on; to have a fixed intention of; also, to cause to come to a conclusion or decision; to lead; as, this determined him to go immediately.
Determine (v. t.) To define or limit by adding a differentia.
Determine (v. t.) To ascertain the presence, quantity, or amount of; as, to determine the parallax; to determine the salt in sea water.
Determine (v. i.) To come to an end; to end; to terminate.
Determine (v. i.) To come to a decision; to decide; to resolve; -- often with on.
Deterrent (a.) Serving to deter.
Deterrent (n.) That which deters or prevents.
Detersion (n.) The act of deterging or cleansing, as a sore.
Detersive (a.) Cleansing; detergent.
Detersive (n.) A cleansing agent; a detergent.
Detesting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Detest
Dethroned (imp. & p. p.) of Dethrone
Dethroner (n.) One who dethrones.
Detonated (imp. & p. p.) of Detonate
Detonator (n.) One who, or that which, detonates.
Detonized (imp. & p. p.) of Detonize
Detorsion (n.) Same as Detortion.
Detorting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Detort
Detortion (n.) The act of detorting, or the state of being detorted; a twisting or warping.
Detracted (imp. & p. p.) of Detract
Detracter (n.) One who detracts; a detractor.
Detriment (n.) That which injures or causes damage; mischief; harm; diminution; loss; damage; -- used very generically; as, detriments to property, religion, morals, etc.
Detriment (n.) A charge made to students and barristers for incidental repairs of the rooms they occupy.
Detriment (v. t.) To do injury to; to hurt.
Detrition (n.) A wearing off or away.
Detruding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Detrude
Detuncate (v. t.) To shorten by cutting; to cut off; to lop off.
Detrusion (n.) The act of thrusting or driving down or outward; outward thrust.
Deturbate (v. t.) To evict; to remove.
Deturpate (v. t.) To defile; to disfigure.
Deutoxide (n.) A compound containing in the molecule two atoms of oxygen united with some other element or radical; -- usually called dioxide, or less frequently, binoxide.
Devastate (v. t.) To lay waste; to ravage; to desolate.
Developed (imp. & p. p.) of Develop
Developer (n.) One who, or that which, develops.
Developer (n.) A reagent by the action of which the latent image upon a photographic plate, after exposure in the camera, or otherwise, is developed and visible.
Devesting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Devest
Deviating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deviate
Deviation (n.) The act of deviating; a wandering from the way; variation from the common way, from an established rule, etc.; departure, as from the right course or the path of duty.
Deviation (n.) The state or result of having deviated; a transgression; an act of sin; an error; an offense.
Deviation (n.) The voluntary and unnecessary departure of a ship from, or delay in, the regular and usual course of the specific voyage insured, thus releasing the underwriters from their responsibility.
Deviatory (a.) Tending to deviate; devious; as, deviatory motion.
Deviceful (a.) Full of devices; inventive.
Devilling () of Devil
Devilfish (n.) A huge ray (Manta birostris / Cephaloptera vampyrus) of the Gulf of Mexico and Southern Atlantic coasts. Several other related species take the same name. See Cephaloptera.
Devilfish (n.) A large cephalopod, especially the very large species of Octopus and Architeuthis. See Octopus.
Devilfish (n.) The gray whale of the Pacific coast. See Gray whale.
Devilfish (n.) The goosefish or angler (Lophius), and other allied fishes. See Angler.
Devilment (n.) Deviltry.
Devilries (pl. ) of Devilry
Devilship (n.) The character or person of a devil or the devil.
Devilwood (n.) A kind of tree (Osmanthus Americanus), allied to the European olive.
Devisable (a.) Capable of being devised, invented, or contrived.
Devisable (a.) Capable of being bequeathed, or given by will.
Devitable (a.) Avoidable.
Devitrify (v. t.) To deprive of glasslike character; to take away vitreous luster and transparency from.
Devolving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Devolve
Devouring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Devour
Devoutful (a.) Full of devotion.
Devoutful (a.) Sacred.
Dewlapped (a.) Furnished with a dewlap.
Dew-point (n.) The temperature at which dew begins to form. It varies with the humidity and temperature of the atmosphere.
Dexterity (n.) Right-handedness.
Dexterity (n.) Readiness and grace in physical activity; skill and ease in using the hands; expertness in manual acts; as, dexterity with the chisel.
Dexterity (n.) Readiness in the use or control of the mental powers; quickness and skill in managing any complicated or difficult affair; adroitness.
Dexterous (a.) Ready and expert in the use of the body and limbs; skillful and active with the hands; handy; ready; as, a dexterous hand; a dexterous workman.
Dexterous (a.) Skillful in contrivance; quick at inventing expedients; expert; as, a dexterous manager.
Dexterous (a.) Done with dexterity; skillful; artful; as, dexterous management.
Dextrally (adv.) Towards the right; as, the hands of a watch rotate dextrally.
Dextronic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, dextrose; as, dextronic acid.
Dextrorse (a.) Turning from the left to the right, in the ascending
Dezincify (v. t.) To deprive of, or free from, zinc.
Fearfully (adv.) In a fearful manner.
Feathered (imp. & p. p.) of Feather
Feathered (a.) Clothed, covered, or fitted with (or as with) feathers or wings; as, a feathered animal; a feathered arrow.
Feathered (a.) Furnished with anything featherlike; ornamented; fringed; as, land feathered with trees.
Feathered (a.) Having a fringe of feathers, as the legs of certian birds; or of hairs, as the legs of a setter dog.
Feathered (a.) Having feathers; -- said of an arrow, when the feathers are of a tincture different from that of the shaft.
Featherly (a.) Like feathers.
Featurely (a.) Having features; showing marked peculiarities; handsome.
Febrifuge (n.) A medicine serving to mitigate or remove fever.
Febrifuge (a.) Antifebrile.
Feculence (n.) The state or quality of being feculent; muddiness; foulness.
Feculence (n.) That which is feculent; sediment; lees; dregs.
Feculency (n.) Feculence.
Fecundate (v. t.) To make fruitful or prolific.
Fecundate (v. t.) To render fruitful or prolific; to impregnate; as, in flowers the pollen fecundates the ovum through the stigma.
Fecundify (v. t.) To make fruitful; to fecundate.
Fecundity (n.) The quality or power of producing fruit; fruitfulness; especially (Biol.), the quality in female organisms of reproducing rapidly and in great numbers.
Fecundity (n.) The power of germinating; as in seeds.
Fecundity (n.) The power of bringing forth in abundance; fertility; richness of invention; as, the fecundity of God's creative power.
Feelingly (adv.) In a feeling manner; pathetically; sympathetically.
Felanders (n. pl.) See Filanders.
Feldspath (n.) A name given to a group of minerals, closely related in crystal
Fe-licify (v. t.) To make happy; to felicitate.
Felonious (a.) Having the quality of felony; malignant; malicious; villainous; traitorous; perfidious; in a legal sense, done with intent to commit a crime; as, felonious homicide.
Felonwort (n.) The bittersweet nightshade (Solanum Dulcamara). See Bittersweet.
Femineity (n.) Woman
Fenceless (a.) Without a fence; uninclosed; open; unguarded; defenseless.
Fenci-ble (a.) Capable of being defended, or of making or affording defense.
Fendliche (a.) Fiendlike.
Fenestrae (pl. ) of Fenestra
Fenestral (a.) Pertaining to a window or to windows.
Fenestral (a.) Of or pertaining to a fenestra.
Fenestral (n.) A casement or window sash, closed with cloth or paper instead of glass.
Fenianism (n.) The principles, purposes, and methods of the Fenians.
Fensi-ble (a.) Fencible.
Fenugreek (n.) A plant (trigonella Foenum Graecum) cultivated for its strong-smelling seeds, which are
Feodality (n.) Feudal tenure; the feudal system. See Feudality.
Feodatory (n.) See Feudatory.
Feoffment (n.) The grant of a feud or fee.
Feoffment (n.) A gift or conveyance in fee of land or other corporeal hereditaments, accompanied by actual delivery of possession.
Feoffment (n.) The instrument or deed by which corporeal hereditaments are conveyed.
Feracious (a.) Fruitful; producing abundantly.
Feriation (n.) The act of keeping holiday; cessation from work.
Fermented (imp. & p. p.) of Ferment
Fermental (a.) Fermentative.
Fermerere (n.) The officer in a religious house who had the care of the infirmary.
Fermillet (n.) A buckle or clasp.
Fernticle (n.) A freckle on the skin, resembling the seed of fern.
Ferocious (a.) Fierce; savage; wild; indicating cruelty; ravenous; rapacious; as, ferocious look or features; a ferocious lion.
Ferrarese (a.) Pertaining to Ferrara, in Italy.
Ferrarese (n., sing. & pl.) A citizen of Ferrara; collectively, the inhabitants of Ferrara.
Ferreting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ferret
Ferrotype (n.) A photographic picture taken on an iron plate by a collodion process; -- familiarly called tintype.
Ferryboat (n.) A vessel for conveying passengers, merchandise, etc., across streams and other narrow waters.
Fertilely (adv.) In a fertile or fruitful manner.
Fertility (n.) The state or quality of being fertile or fruitful; fruitfulness; productiveness; fecundity; richness; abundance of resources; fertile invention; quickness; readiness; as, the fertility of soil, or of imagination.
Fertilize (v. t.) To make fertile or enrich; to supply with nourishment for plants; to make fruitful or productive; as, to fertilize land, soil, ground, and meadows.
Fertilize (v. t.) To fecundate; as, to fertilize flower.
Fessitude (n.) Weariness.
Festering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fester
Festinate (a.) Hasty; hurried.
Festi-val (n.) A time of feasting or celebration; an anniversary day of joy, civil or religious.
Festivity (n.) The condition of being festive; social joy or exhilaration of spirits at an entertaintment; joyfulness; gayety.
Festivity (n.) A festival; a festive celebration.
Festivous (a.) Pertaining to a feast; festive.
Festooned (imp. & p. p.) of Festoon
Festucine (a.) Of a straw color; greenish yellow.
Festucous (a.) Formed or consisting of straw.
fetichism (n.) Alt. of Fetishism
Fetishism (n.) The doctrine or practice of belief in fetiches.
Fetishism (n.) Excessive devotion to one object or one idea; abject superstition; blind adoration.
Fetichist (n.) Alt. of Fetishist
Fetishist (n.) A believer in fetiches.
Fetidness (n.) The quality or state of being fetid.
Fetishism (a.) Alt. of Fetishistic
Feudalism (n.) The feudal system; a system by which the holding of estates in land is made dependent upon an obligation to render military service to the kind or feudal superior; feudal principles and usages.
Feudalist (n.) An upholder of feudalism.
Feudality (n.) The state or quality of being feudal; feudal form or constitution.
Feudalize (v. t.) To reduce toa feudal tenure; to conform to feudalism.
Feudataty (a. & n.) See Feudatory.
Feudatory (n.) A tenant or vassal who held his lands of a superior on condition of feudal service; the tenant of a feud or fief.
Feverwort (n.) See Fever root, under Fever.
Geckotian (n.) A gecko.
Gelidness (n.) The state of being gelid; gelidity.
Geloscopy (n.) Divination by means of laughter.
Gelsemine (n.) An alkaloid obtained from the yellow jasmine (Gelsemium sempervirens), as a bitter white semicrystal
Gelsemium (n.) A genus of climbing plants. The yellow (false) jasmine (Gelsemium sempervirens) is a native of the Southern United States. It has showy and deliciously fragrant flowers.
Gelsemium (n.) The root of the yellow jasmine, used in malarial fevers, etc.
Gemitores (n. pl.) A division of birds including the true pigeons.
Gemmation (n.) The formation of a new individual, either animal or vegetable, by a process of budding; an asexual method of reproduction; gemmulation; gemmiparity. See Budding.
Gemmation (n.) The arrangement of buds on the stalk; also, of leaves in the bud.
Gemminess (n.) The state or quality of being gemmy; spruceness; smartness.
Gemmipara (n. pl.) Alt. of Gemmipares
Gemmosity (n.) The quality or characteristics of a gem or jewel.
Gems-horn (n.) An organ stop with conical tin pipes.
Gendarmes (pl. ) of Gendarme
Gendering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gender
Genealogy (n.) An account or history of the descent of a person or family from an ancestor; enumeration of ancestors and their children in the natural order of succession; a pedigree.
Genealogy (n.) Regular descent of a person or family from a progenitor; pedigree;
Generable (a.) Capable of being generated or produced.
Generalia (n. pl.) Generalities; general terms.
Generally (adv.) In general; commonly; extensively, though not universally; most frequently.
Generally (adv.) In a general way, or in general relation; in the main; upon the whole; comprehensively.
Generally (adv.) Collectively; as a whole; without omissions.
Generalty (n.) Generality.
Generated (imp. & p. p.) of Generate
Generator (n.) One who, or that which, generates, begets, causes, or produces.
Generator (n.) An apparatus in which vapor or gas is formed from a liquid or solid by means of heat or chemical process, as a steam boiler, gas retort, or vessel for generating carbonic acid gas, etc.
Generator (n.) The principal sound or sounds by which others are produced; the fundamental note or root of the common chord; -- called also generating tone.
Generical (a.) Pertaining to a genus or kind; relating to a genus, as distinct from a species, or from another genus; as, a generic description; a generic difference; a generic name.
Generical (a.) Very comprehensive; pertaining or appropriate to large classes or their characteristics; -- opposed to specific.
Genetical (a.) Pertaining to, concerned with, or determined by, the genesis of anything, or its natural mode of production or development.
Geniality (n.) The quality of being genial; sympathetic cheerfulness; warmth of disposition and manners.
Genitival (a.) Possessing genitive from; pertaining to, or derived from, the genitive case; as, a genitival adverb.
Genteelly (adv.) In a genteel manner.
Gentianic (a.) Pertaining to or derived from the gentian; as, gentianic acid.
Gentilish (a.) Heathenish; pagan.
Gentilism (n.) Hethenism; paganism; the worship of false gods.
Gentilism (n.) Tribal feeling; devotion to one's gens.
Gentility (n.) Good extraction; dignity of birth.
Gentility (n.) The quality or qualities appropriate to those who are well born, as self-respect, dignity, courage, courtesy, politeness of manner, a graceful and easy mien and behavior, etc.; good breeding.
Gentility (n.) The class in society who are, or are expected to be, genteel; the gentry.
Gentility (n.) Paganism; heathenism.
Gentilize (v. i.) To live like a gentile or heathen.
Gentilize (v. i.) To act the gentleman; -- with it (see It, 5).
Gentilize (v. i.) To render gentile or gentlemanly; as, to gentilize your unworthy sones.
Gentlemen (pl. ) of Gentleman
Gentleman (n.) A man well born; one of good family; one above the condition of a yeoman.
Gentleman (n.) One of gentle or refined manners; a well-bred man.
Gentleman (n.) One who bears arms, but has no title.
Gentleman (n.) The servant of a man of rank.
Gentleman (n.) A man, irrespective of condition; -- used esp. in the plural (= citizens; people), in addressing men in popular assemblies, etc.
Gentlesse (n.) Gentilesse; gentleness.
Genuflect (v. i.) To bend the knee, as in worship.
Geocyclic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or illustrating, the revolutions of the earth; as, a geocyclic machine.
Geocyclic (a.) Circling the earth periodically.
Geodesist (n.) One versed in geodesy.
Geodetics (n.) Same as Geodesy.
Geognosis (n.) Knowledge of the earth.
Geography (n.) The science which treats of the world and its inhabitants; a description of the earth, or a portion of the earth, including its structure, fetures, products, political divisions, and the people by whom it is inhabited.
Geography (n.) A treatise on this science.
Geologian (n.) A geologist.
Geologist (n.) One versed in the science of geology.
Geologize (v. i.) To study geology or make geological investigations in the field; to discourse as a geologist.
Geologies (pl. ) of Geology
Geomalism (n.) The tendency of an organism to respond, during its growth, to the force of gravitation.
Geomancer (n.) One who practices, or is versed in, geomancy.
Geomantic (a.) Alt. of Geomantical
Geometral (a.) Pertaining to geometry.
Geometric (a.) Alt. of Geometrical
Geometrid (a.) Pertaining or belonging to the Geometridae.
Geometrid (n.) One of numerous genera and species of moths, of the family Geometridae; -- so called because their larvae (called loopers, measuring worms, spanworms, and inchworms) creep in a looping manner, as if measuring. Many of the species are injurious to agriculture, as the cankerworms.
Geoponics (n.) The art or science of cultivating the earth; agriculture.
Georgical (a.) Relating to agriculture and rural affairs.
Geostatic (a.) Relating to the pressure exerted by earth or similar substance.
Geotropic (a.) Relating to, or showing, geotropism.
Gephyrean (a.) Belonging to the Gephyrea. -- n. One of the Gerphyrea.
Geraniine (n.) Alt. of Geranine
Gerfalcon (n.) See Gyrfalcon.
Germander (n.) A plant of the genus Teucrium (esp. Teucrium Chamaedrys or wall germander), mintlike herbs and low shrubs.
Germanism (n.) An idiom of the German language.
Germanism (n.) A characteristic of the Germans; a characteristic German mode, doctrine, etc.; rationalism.
Germanium (n.) A rare element, recently discovered (1885), in a silver ore (argyrodite) at Freiberg. It is a brittle, silver-white metal, chemically intermediate between the metals and nonmetals, resembles tin, and is in general identical with the predicted ekasilicon. Symbol Ge. Atomic weight 72.3.
Germanize (v. t.) To make German, or like what is distinctively German; as, to Germanize a province, a language, a society.
Germanize (v. i.) To reason or write after the manner of the Germans.
Germarium (n.) An organ in which the ova are developed in certain Turbellaria.
Germicide (a.) Destructive to germs; -- applied to any agent which has a destructive action upon living germs, particularly bacteria, or bacterial germs, which are considered the cause of many infectious diseases.
Germicide (n.) A germicide agent.
Germinant (a.) Sprouting; sending forth germs or buds.
Germinate (v. i.) To sprout; to bud; to shoot; to begin to vegetate, as a plant or its seed; to begin to develop, as a germ.
Germinate (v. t.) To cause to sprout.
Gerocomia (n.) See Gerocomy.
Geropigia (n.) A mixture composed of unfermented grape juice, brandy, sugar, etc., for adulteration of wines.
Gerundial (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a gerund; as, a gerundial use.
Gerundive (a.) Pertaining to, or partaking of, the nature of the gerund; gerundial.
Gerundive (n.) The future passive participle; as, amandus, i. e., to be loved.
Gestation (n.) The act of wearing (clothes or ornaments).
Gestation (n.) The act of carrying young in the womb from conception to delivery; pregnancy.
Gestation (n.) Exercise in which one is borne or carried, as on horseback, or in a carriage, without the exertion of his own powers; passive exercise.
Gestatory (a.) Pertaining to gestation or pregnancy.
Gestatory (a.) Capable of being carried or worn.
Gesturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gesture
Get-penny (n.) Something which gets or gains money; a successful affair.
Geyserite (n.) A loose hydrated form of silica, a variety of opal, deposited in concretionary cauliflowerlike masses, around some hot springs and geysers.
Headbeard (n.) A board or boarding which marks or forms the head of anything; as, the headboard of a bed; the headboard of a grave.
Headdress (n.) A covering or ornament for the head; a headtire.
Headdress (n.) A manner of dressing the hair or of adorning it, whether with or without a veil, ribbons, combs, etc.
Headfirst (adv.) Alt. of Headforemost
Head gear (n.) Alt. of Headgear
Headiness (n.) The quality of being heady.
Headlight (n.) A light, with a powerful reflector, placed at the head of a locomotive, or in front of it, to throw light on the track at night, or in going through a dark tunnel.
Headpiece (n.) Head.
Headpiece (n.) A cap of defense; especially, an open one, as distinguished from the closed helmet of the Middle Ages.
Headpiece (n.) Understanding; mental faculty.
Headpiece (n.) An engraved ornament at the head of a chapter, or of a page.
Headshake (n.) A significant shake of the head, commonly as a signal of denial.
Headstall (n.) That part of a bridle or halter which encompasses the head.
Headstock (n.) A part (usually separate from the bed or frame) for supporting some of the principal working parts of a machine
Headstock (n.) The part of a lathe that holds the revolving spindle and its attachments; -- also called poppet head, the opposite corresponding part being called a tailstock.
Headstock (n.) The part of a planing machine that supports the cutter, etc.
Headstone (n.) The principal stone in a foundation; the chief or corner stone.
Headstone (n.) The stone at the head of a grave.
Healingly (adv.) So as to heal or cure.
Healthful (a.) Full of health; free from illness or disease; well; whole; sound; healthy; as, a healthful body or mind; a healthful plant.
Healthful (a.) Serving to promote health of body or mind; wholesome; salubrious; salutary; as, a healthful air, diet.
Healthful (a.) Indicating, characterized by, or resulting from, health or soundness; as, a healthful condition.
Healthful (a.) Well-disposed; favorable.
Healthily (adv.) In a healthy manner.
Hearkened (imp. & p. p.) of Hearken
Hearkener (n.) One who hearkens; a listener.
Heartache (n.) Sorrow; anguish of mind; mental pang.
Heartburn (n.) An uneasy, burning sensation in the stomach, often attended with an inclination to vomit. It is sometimes idiopathic, but is often a symptom of often complaints.
Heartdear (a.) Sincerely beloved.
Heartdeep (a.) Rooted in the heart.
Heartener (n.) One who, or that which, heartens, animates, or stirs up.
Heartfelt (a.) Hearty; sincere.
Heariness (n.) The quality of being hearty; as, the heartiness of a greeting.
Heartless (a.) Without a heart.
Heartless (a.) Destitute of courage; spiritless; despodent.
Heartless (a.) Destitute of feeling or affection; unsympathetic; cruel.
Heartseed (n.) A climbing plant of the genus Cardiospermum, having round seeds which are marked with a spot like a heart.
Heartsick (a.) Sick at heart; extremely depressed in spirits; very despondent.
Heartsome (a.) Merry; cheerful; lively.
Heartwood (n.) The hard, central part of the trunk of a tree, consisting of the old and matured wood, and usually differing in color from the outer layers. It is technically known as duramen, and distinguished from the softer sapwood or alburnum.
Heathclad (a.) Clad or crowned with heath.
Heathenry (n.) The state, quality, or character of the heathen.
Heathenry (n.) Heathendom; heathen nations.
Heatingly (adv.) In a heating manner; so as to make or become hot or heated.
Heavening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Heaven
Heavenize (v. t.) To render like heaven or fit for heaven.
Heaviness (n.) The state or quality of being heavy in its various senses; weight; sadness; sluggishness; oppression; thickness.
Heavisome (a.) Heavy; dull.
Hebetated (imp. & p. p.) of Hebetate
Hebraized (imp. & p. p.) of Hebraize
Hebrewess (n.) An Israelitish woman.
Hebrician (n.) A Hebraist.
Hebridean (a.) Alt. of Hebridian
Hebridian (a.) Of or pertaining to the islands called Hebrides, west of Scotland.
Hebridian (n.) A native or inhabitant of the Hebrides.
Hecdecane (n.) A white, semisolid, spermaceti-like hydrocarbon, C16H34, of the paraffin series, found dissolved as an important ingredient of kerosene, and so called because each molecule has sixteen atoms of carbon; -- called also hexadecane.
Hectogram (n.) A measure of weight, containing a hundred grams, or about 3.527 ounces avoirdupois.
Hectoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hector
Hectorism (n.) The disposition or the practice of a hector; a bullying.
Hedgeborn (a.) Born under a hedge; of low birth.
Hedgebote (n.) Same as Haybote.
Hedgeless (a.) Having no hedge.
Heelpiece (n.) A piece of armor to protect the heels.
Heelpiece (n.) A piece of leather fixed on the heel of a shoe.
Heelpiece (n.) The end.
Hegemonic (a.) Alt. of Hegemonical
Hektogram (n.) Alt. of Hektometer
Heliconia (n.) One of numerous species of Heliconius, a genus of tropical American butterflies. The wings are usually black, marked with green, crimson, and white.
Heliolite (n.) A fossil coral of the genus Heliolites, having twelve-rayed cells. It is found in the Silurian rocks.
Heliopora (n.) An East Indian stony coral now known to belong to the Alcyonaria; -- called also blue coral.
Heliostat (n.) An instrument consisting of a mirror moved by clockwork, by which a sunbeam is made apparently stationary, by being steadily directed to one spot during the whole of its diurnal period; also, a geodetic heliotrope.
Heliotype (n.) A picture obtained by the process of heliotypy.
Heliotypy (n.) A method of transferring pictures from photographic negatives to hardened gelatin plates from which impressions are produced on paper as by lithography.
Hellbroth (n.) A composition for infernal purposes; a magical preparation.
Hell-cat (n.) A witch; a hag.
Hellebore (n.) A genus of perennial herbs (Helleborus) of the Crowfoot family, mostly having powerfully cathartic and even poisonous qualities. H. niger is the European black hellebore, or Christmas rose, blossoming in winter or earliest spring. H. officinalis was the officinal hellebore of the ancients.
Hellebore (n.) Any plant of several species of the poisonous liliaceous genus Veratrum, especially V. album and V. viride, both called white hellebore.
Hellenian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Hellenes, or Greeks.
Hellenism (n.) A phrase or form of speech in accordance with genius and construction or idioms of the Greek language; a Grecism.
Hellenism (n.) The type of character of the ancient Greeks, who aimed at culture, grace, and amenity, as the chief elements in human well-being and perfection.
Hellenist (n.) One who affiliates with Greeks, or imitates Greek manners; esp., a person of Jewish extraction who used the Greek language as his mother tongue, as did the Jews of Asia Minor, Greece, Syria, and Egypt; distinguished from the Hebraists, or native Jews (Acts vi. 1).
Hellenist (n.) One skilled in the Greek language and literature; as, the critical Hellenist.
Hellenize (v. i.) To use the Greek language; to play the Greek; to Grecize.
Hellenize (v. t.) To give a Greek form or character to; to Grecize; as, to Hellenize a word.
Hellhound (n.) A dog of hell; an agent of hell.
Helvetian (a.) Same as Helvetic.
Helvetian (n.) A Swiss; a Switzer.
Hemachate (n.) A species of agate, sprinkled with spots of red jasper.
Hematherm (n.) A warm-blooded animal.
Hematinon (n.) A red consisting of silica, borax, and soda, fused with oxide of copper and iron, and used in enamels, mosaics, etc.
Hematitic (a.) Of or pertaining to hematite, or resembling it.
Hematosin (n.) The hematin of blood.
Hematosis (n.) Sanguification; the conversion of chyle into blood.
Hematosis (n.) The arterialization of the blood in the lungs; the formation of blood in general; haematogenesis.
Hematuria (n.) Passage of urine mingled with blood.
Hemelytra (pl. ) of Hemelytrum
Hemerobid (a.) Of relating to the hemerobians.
Hemicrany (n.) Hemicranis.
Hemicycle (n.) A half circle; a semicircle.
Hemicycle (n.) A semicircular place, as a semicircular arena, or room, or part of a room.
Hemiglyph (n.) The half channel or groove in the edge of the triglyph in the Doric order.
Hemiopsia (n.) A defect of vision in consequence of which a person sees but half of an object looked at.
Hemiplegy (n.) Hemiplegia.
Hemiptera (n. pl.) An order of hexapod insects having a jointed proboscis, including four sharp stylets (mandibles and maxillae), for piercing. In many of the species (Heteroptera) the front wings are partially coriaceous, and different from the others.
Hemistich (n.) Half a poetic verse or
Hemitrope (a.) Half turned round; half inverted; (Crystallog.) having a twinned structure.
Hemitrope (n.) That which is hemitropal in construction; (Crystallog.) a twin crystal having a hemitropal structure.
Hemitropy (n.) Twin composition in crystals.
Hemselven (pron.) Themselves; -- used reflexively.
Hemstitch (v. t.) To ornament at the head of a broad hem by drawing out a few parallel threads, and fastening the cross threads in successive small clusters; as, to hemstitch a handkerchief.
Hendecane (n.) A hydrocarbon, C11H24, of the paraffin series; -- so called because it has eleven atoms of carbon in each molecule. Called also endecane, undecane.
Hendiadys (n.) A figure in which the idea is expressed by two nouns connected by and, instead of by a noun and limiting adjective; as, we drink from cups and gold, for golden cups.
Henhouses (pl. ) of Henhouse
Henoge ny (n.) Alt. of Henogenesis
Henpecked (imp. & p. p.) of Henpeck
Hepaticae (pl. ) of Hepatica
Hepatical (a.) Hepatic.
Hepatitis (n.) Inflammation of the liver.
Hepatized (imp. & p. p.) of Hepatize
Heptaglot (n.) A book in seven languages.
Heptarchy (n.) A government by seven persons; also, a country under seven rulers.
Heptylene (n.) A colorless liquid hydrocarbon, C7H14, of the ethylene series; also, any one of its isomers. Called also heptene.
Heralding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Herald
Herbalism (n.) The knowledge of herbs.
Herbalist (n.) One skilled in the knowledge of plants; a collector of, or dealer in, herbs, especially medicinal herbs.
Herbarian (n.) A herbalist.
Herbarist (n.) A herbalist.
Herbarium (n.) A collection of dried specimens of plants, systematically arranged.
Herbarium (n.) A book or case for preserving dried plants.
Herbarize (v. t.) See Herborize.
Herbivora (n. pl.) An extensive division of Mammalia. It formerly included the Proboscidea, Hyracoidea, Perissodactyla, and Artiodactyla, but by later writers it is generally restricted to the two latter groups (Ungulata). They feed almost exclusively upon vegetation.
Herbivore (n.) One of the Herbivora.
Herborist (n.) A herbalist.
Herborize (v. i.) To search for plants, or new species of plants, with a view to classifying them.
Herborize (v. t.) To form the figures of plants in; -- said in reference to minerals. See Arborized.
Herculean (a.) Requiring the strength of Hercules; hence, very great, difficult, or dangerous; as, an Herculean task.
Herculean (a.) Having extraordinary strength or size; as, Herculean limbs.
Hercynian (a.) Of or pertaining to an extensive forest in Germany, of which there are still portions in Swabia and the Hartz mountains.
Herderite (n.) A rare fluophosphate of glucina, in small white crystals.
Herdgroom (n.) A herdsman.
Hereafter (adv.) In time to come; in some future time or state.
Hereafter (n.) A future existence or state.
Herehence (adv.) From hence.
Heretical (a.) Containing heresy; of the nature of, or characterized by, heresy.
Heritable (a.) Capable of being inherited or of passing by inheritance; inheritable.
Heritable (a.) Capable of inheriting or receiving by inheritance.
Heritance (n.) Heritage; inheritance.
Hermitage (n.) The habitation of a hermit; a secluded residence.
Hermitage (n.) A celebrated French wine, both white and red, of the Department of Drome.
Hermitary (n.) A cell annexed to an abbey, for the use of a hermit.
Hermitess (n.) A female hermit.
Heronshaw (n.) A heron.
Herpetism (n.) See Dartrous diathesis, under Dartrous.
Hersillon (n.) A beam with projecting spikes, used to make a breach impassable.
Hesitancy (n.) The act of hesitating, or pausing to consider; slowness in deciding; vacillation; also, the manner of one who hesitates.
Hesitancy (n.) A stammering; a faltering in speech.
Hesitated (imp. & p. p.) of Hesitate
Hesperian (a.) Western; being in the west; occidental.
Hesperian (n.) A native or an inhabitant of a western country.
Hesperian (a.) Of or pertaining to a family of butterflies called Hesperidae, or skippers.
Hesperian (n.) Any one of the numerous species of Hesperidae; a skipper.
Hesternal (a.) Pertaining to yesterday. [Obs.] See Yester, a.
Hesychast (n.) One of a mystical sect of the Greek Church in the fourteenth century; a quietist.
Hetairism (n.) Alt. of Hetarism
Heterodox (a.) Contrary to, or differing from, some acknowledged standard, as the Bible, the creed of a church, the decree of a council, and the like; not orthodox; heretical; -- said of opinions, doctrines, books, etc., esp. upon theological subjects.
Heterodox (a.) Holding heterodox opinions, or doctrines not orthodox; heretical; -- said of persons.
Heterodox (n.) An opinion opposed to some accepted standard.
Heteronym (n.) That which is heteronymous; a thing having a different name or designation from some other thing; -- opposed to homonym.
Heteropod (n.) One of the Heteropoda.
Heteropod (a.) Heteropodous.
Heterosis (n.) A figure of speech by which one form of a noun, verb, or pronoun, and the like, is used for another, as in the sentence: "What is life to such as me?"
Heuristic (a.) Serving to discover or find out.
Hexabasic (a.) Having six hydrogen atoms or six radicals capable of being replaced or saturated by bases; -- said of acids; as, mellitic acid is hexabasic.
Hexachord (n.) A series of six notes, with a semitone between the third and fourth, the other intervals being whole tones.
Hexagonal (a.) Having six sides and six angles; six-sided.
Hexagynia (n. pl.) A Linnaean order of plants having six pistils.
Hexahedra (pl. ) of Hexahedron
Hexameter (n.) A verse of six feet, the first four of which may be either dactyls or spondees, the fifth must regularly be a dactyl, and the sixth always a spondee. In this species of verse are composed the Iliad of Homer and the Aeneid of Virgil. In English hexameters accent takes the place of quantity.
Hexameter (a.) Having six metrical feet, especially dactyls and spondees.
Hexandria (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of plants having six stamens.
Hexastich (n.) Alt. of Hexastichon
Hexastyle (a.) Having six columns in front; -- said of a portico or temple.
Hexastyle (n.) A hexastyle portico or temple.
Hexateuch (n.) The first six books of the Old Testament.
Hexatomic (a.) Having six atoms in the molecule.
Hexatomic (a.) Having six replaceable radicals.
Jealously (adv.) In a jealous manner.
Jellyfish (n.) Any one of the acalephs, esp. one of the larger species, having a jellylike appearance. See Medusa.
Jemminess (n.) Spruceness.
Jenneting (n.) A variety of early apple. See Juneating.
Jeoparded (imp. & p. p.) of Jeopard
Jeoparder (n.) One who puts in jeopardy.
Jeremiade (n.) A tale of sorrow, disappointment, or complaint; a doleful story; a dolorous tirade; -- generally used satirically.
Jerfalcon (n.) The gyrfalcon.
Jermoonal (n.) The Himalayan now partridge.
Jeropigia (n.) See Geropigia.
Jerusalem (n.) The chief city of Palestine, intimately associated with the glory of the Jewish nation, and the life and death of Jesus Christ.
Jessamine (n.) Same as Jasmine.
Jestingly (adv.) In a jesting manner.
Jesuitess (n.) One of an order of nuns established on the principles of the Jesuits, but suppressed by Pope Urban in 1633.
Jesuitism (n.) The principles and practices of the Jesuits.
Jesuitism (n.) Cunning; deceit; deceptive practices to effect a purpose; subtle argument; -- an opprobrious use of the word.
Jet-black (a.) Black as jet; deep black.
Jet d'eau () A stream of water spouting from a fountain or pipe (especially from one arranged to throw water upward), in a public place or in a garden, for ornament.
Jettiness (n.) The state of being jetty; blackness.
Jewelling () of Jewel
Jewellery (n.) See Jewelry.
Jewelweed (n.) See Impatiens.
Jew's-ear (n.) A species of fungus (Hirneola Auricula-Judae, / Auricula), bearing some resemblance to the human ear.
Keelivine (n.) A pencil of black or red lead; -- called also keelyvine pen.
Keffe-kil (n.) See Kiefekil.
Kennelled () of Kennel
Kentledge (n.) Pigs of iron used for ballast.
Keratitis (n.) Inflammation of the cornea.
Kerbstone (n.) See Curbstone.
Kerchered (a.) Covered, or bound round, with a kercher.
Kerchiefs (pl. ) of Kerchief
Kerchieft (a.) Dressed; hooded; covered; wearing a kerchief.
Kernelled () of Kernel
Kerneling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Kernel
Kernelled (a.) Having a kernel.
Leafiness (n.) The state of being leafy.
Leafstalk (n.) The stalk or petiole which supports a leaf.
Leaguerer (n.) A besieger.
Leakiness (n.) The quality of being leaky.
Leapingly (adv.) By leaps.
Leap year () Bissextile; a year containing 366 days; every fourth year which leaps over a day more than a common year, giving to February twenty-nine days. See Bissextile.
Learnable (a.) Such as can be learned.
Leasehold (a.) Held by lease.
Leasehold (n.) A tenure by lease; specifically, land held as personalty under a lease for years.
Leastways (adv.) Alt. of Leastwise
Leastwise (adv.) At least; at all events.
Leathered (imp. & p. p.) of Leather
Leatheret (n.) Alt. of Leatherette
Leaveless (a.) Leafless.
Leavening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Leaven
Leavening (n.) The act of making light, or causing to ferment, by means of leaven.
Leavening (n.) That which leavens or makes light.
Leavenous (a.) Containing leaven.
Leaviness (n.) Leafiness.
Lecanoric (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an organic acid which is obtained from several varieties of lichen (Lecanora, Roccella, etc.), as a white, crystal
Lecanorin (n.) See Lecanoric.
Lechering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lecher
Lecherous (a.) Like a lecher; addicted to lewdness; lustful; also, lust-provoking.
Lecturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lecture
Ledgement (n.) See Ledgment.
Leeringly (adv.) In a leering manner.
Left-hand (a.) Situated on the left; nearer the left hand than the right; as, the left-hand side; the left-hand road.
Legalized (imp. & p. p.) of Legalize
Legantine (a.) See Legatine.
Legendary (a.) Of or pertaining to a legend or to legends; consisting of legends; like a legend; fabulous.
Legendary (n.) A book of legends; a tale or narrative.
Legendary (n.) One who relates legends.
Leggiadro (a. & adv.) Alt. of Leggiero
Legionary (a.) Belonging to a legion; consisting of a legion or legions, or of an indefinitely great number; as, legionary soldiers; a legionary force.
Legionary (n.) A member of a legion.
Legislate (v. i.) To make or enact a law or laws.
Leguleian (a.) Lawyerlike; legal.
Leguleian (n.) A lawyer.
Leisurely (a.) Characterized by leisure; taking abundant time; not hurried; as, a leisurely manner; a leisurely walk.
Leisurely (adv.) In a leisurely manner.
Leitmotif (n.) See Leading motive, under Leading, a.
Lemniscus (n.) One of two oval bodies hanging from the interior walls of the body in the Acanthocephala.
Lengthful (a.) Long.
Lengthily (adv.) In a lengthy manner; at great length or extent.
Leniently (adv.) In a lenient manner.
Lenticula (n.) A kind of eruption upon the skin; lentigo; freckle.
Lenticula (n.) A lens of small size.
Lenticula (n.) A lenticel.
Lentiform (a.) Lenticular.
Lentiscus (n.) Alt. of Lentisk
Lentitude (a.) Slowness; sluggishness.
Leontodon (n.) A genus of liguliflorous composite plants, including the fall dandelion (L. autumnale), and formerly the true dandelion; -- called also lion's tooth.
Lepidoted (a.) Having a coat of scurfy scales, as the leaves of the oleaster.
Lepismoid (a.) Like or pertaining to the Lepisma.
Leprosity (n.) The state or quality of being leprous or scaly; also, a scale.
Leptiform (a.) Having a form somewhat like leptus; -- said of active insect larvae having three pairs of legs. See Larva.
Leptology (n.) A minute and tedious discourse on trifling things.
Leptynite (n.) See Granulite.
Lessening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lessen
Lessoning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lesson
Let-alone (a.) Letting alone.
Lethality (n.) The quality of being lethal; mortality.
Lethargic (a.) Alt. of Lethargical
Lettering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Letter
Lettering (n.) The act or business of making, or marking with, letters, as by cutting or painting.
Lettering (n.) The letters made; as, the lettering of a sign.
Letterure (n.) Letters; literature.
Leucitoid (n.) The trapezohedron or tetragonal trisoctahedron; -- so called as being the form of the mineral leucite.
Leucocyte (n.) A colorless corpuscle, as one of the white blood corpuscles, or those found in lymph, marrow of bone, connective tissue, etc.
Leucosoid (a.) Like or pertaining to the Leucosoidea, a tribe of marine crabs including the box crab or Calappa.
Leucoxene (n.) A nearly opaque white mineral, in part identical with titanite, observed in some igneous rocks as the result of the alteration of titanic iron.
Leukaemia (n.) Leucocythaemia.
Leukeness (n.) See Luke, etc.
Levantine (n.) Of or pertaining to the Levant.
Levantine (n.) A native or inhabitant of the Levant.
Levantine (n.) A stout twilled silk fabric, formerly made in the Levant.
Levelling () of Level
Levelness (n.) The state or quality of being level.
Leverwood (n.) The American hop hornbeam (Ostrya Virginica), a small tree with very tough wood.
Leviathan (n.) An aquatic animal, described in the book of Job, ch. xli., and mentioned in other passages of Scripture.
Leviathan (n.) The whale, or a great whale.
Levigable (v. t.) Capable of being levigated.
Levigated (imp. & p. p.) of Levigate
Levitical (a.) Of or pertaining to a Levite or the Levites.
Levitical (a.) Priestly.
Levitical (a.) Of or pertaining to, or designating, the law contained in the book of Leviticus.
Leviticus (n.) The third canonical book of the Old Testament, containing the laws and regulations relating to the priests and Levites among the Hebrews, or the body of the ceremonial law.
Levulinic (a.) Pertaining to, or denoting, an acid (called also acetyl-propionic acid), C5H8O3, obtained by the action of dilute acids on various sugars (as levulose).
Levulosan (n.) An unfermentable carbohydrate obtained by gently heating levulose.
Meandered (imp. & p. p.) of Meander
Meandrian (a.) Winding; having many turns.
Meandrina (n.) A genus of corals with meandering grooves and ridges, including the brain corals.
Meandrous (a.) Alt. of Meandry
Meanwhile (n.) The intervening time; as, in the meantime (or mean time).
Meanwhile (adv.) In the intervening time; during the interval.
Measuring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Measure
Measuring (a.) Used in, or adapted for, ascertaining measurements, or dividing by measure.
Meatiness (n.) Quality of being meaty.
Meatotome (n.) An instrument for cutting into the urethra so as to enlarge its orifice.
Mechanics (n.) That science, or branch of applied mathematics, which treats of the action of forces on bodies.
Mechanism (n.) The arrangement or relation of the parts of a machine; the parts of a machine, taken collectively; the arrangement or relation of the parts of anything as adapted to produce an effect; as, the mechanism of a watch; the mechanism of a sewing machine; the mechanism of a seed pod.
Mechanism (n.) Mechanical operation or action.
Mechanism (n.) An ideal machine; a combination of movable bodies constituting a machine, but considered only with regard to relative movements.
Mechanist (n.) A maker of machines; one skilled in mechanics.
Mechanist (n.) One who regards the phenomena of nature as the effects of forces merely mechanical.
Mechanize (v. t.) To cause to be mechanical.
Mechoacan (n.) A species of jalap, of very feeble properties, said to be obtained from the root of a species of Convolvulus (C. Mechoacan); -- so called from Michoacan, in Mexico, whence it is obtained.
Meckelian (a.) Pertaining to, or discovered by, J. F. Meckel, a German anatomist.
Meconinic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid which occurs in opium, and which may be obtained by oxidizing narcotine.
Medalling () of Medal
Medallion (n.) A large medal or memorial coin.
Medallion (n.) A circular or oval (or, sometimes, square) tablet bearing a figure or figures represented in relief.
Medalurgy (n.) The art of making and striking medals and coins.
Mediaeval (a.) Of or relating to the Middle Ages; as, mediaeval architecture.
Medialuna (n.) See Half-moon.
Mediating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mediate
Mediately (adv.) In a mediate manner; by a secondary cause or agent; not directly or primarily; by means; -- opposed to immediately.
Mediation (a.) The act of mediating; action or relation of anything interposed; action as a necessary condition, means, or instrument; interposition; intervention.
Mediation (a.) Hence, specifically, agency between parties at variance, with a view to reconcile them; entreaty for another; intercession.
Mediative (a.) Pertaining to mediation; used in mediation; as, mediative efforts.
Mediatize (v. t.) To cause to act through an agent or to hold a subordinate position; to annex; -- specifically applied to the annexation during the former German empire of a smaller German state to a larger, while allowing it a nominal sovereignty, and its prince his rank.
Mediatory (a.) Mediatorial.
Mediatrix (n.) A female mediator.
Medicable (a.) Capable of being medicated; admitting of being cured or healed.
Medically (adv.) In a medical manner; with reference to healing, or to the principles of the healing art.
Medicated (imp. & p. p.) of Medicate
Medicinal (a.) Having curative or palliative properties; used for the cure or alleviation of bodily disorders; as, medicinal tinctures, plants, or springs.
Medicinal (a.) Of or pertaining to medicine; medical.
Medicornu (n.) The middle or inferior horn of each lateral ventricle of the brain.
Mediocral (a.) Mediocre.
Meditance (n.) Meditation.
Meditated (imp. & p. p.) of Meditate
Medullary (a.) Pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling, marrow or medulla.
Medullary (a.) Pertaining to the medula oblongata.
Medullary (a.) Filled with spongy pith; pithy.
Meedfully (adv.) According to merit; suitably.
Megaceros (n.) The Irish elk.
Megachile (n.) A leaf-cutting bee of the genus Megachilus. See Leaf cutter, under Leaf.
Megafarad (n.) One of the larger measures of electrical capacity, amounting to one million farads; a macrofarad.
Megalonyx (n.) An extinct quaternary mammal, of great size, allied to the sloth.
Megameter (n.) An instrument for determining longitude by observation of the stars.
Megameter (n.) A micrometer.
Megameter (n.) Alt. of Megametre
Megametre (n.) In the metric system, one million meters, or one thousand kilometers.
Megampere (n.) A million amperes.
Megaphone (n.) A device to magnify sound, or direct it in a given direction in a greater volume, as a very large funnel used as an ear trumpet or as a speaking trumpet.
Megapolis (n.) A metropolis.
Megascope (n.) A modification of the magic lantern, used esp. for throwing a magnified image of an opaque object on a screen, solar or artificial light being used.
Megastome (n.) One of a group of univalve shells, having a large aperture or mouth.
Megathere (n.) Alt. of Megatherium
Megaweber (n.) A million webers.
Meibomian (a.) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Meibomius.
Melampode (n.) The black hellebore.
Melanosis () The morbid deposition of black matter, often of a malignant character, causing pigmented tumors.
Melanotic (a.) Melanistic.
Melanuric (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a complex nitrogenous acid obtained by decomposition of melam, or of urea, as a white crystal
Melaphyre (n.) Any one of several dark-colored augitic, eruptive rocks allied to basalt.
Melastoma (n.) A genus of evergreen tropical shrubs; -- so called from the black berries of some species, which stain the mouth.
Meleagris (n.) A genus of American gallinaceous birds, including the common and the wild turkeys.
Melilotic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or obtained from, sweet clover or melilot; specifically, designating an acid of the aromatic series, obtained from melilot as a white crystal
Meliorate (v. t.) To make better; to improve; to ameliorate; to soften; to make more tolerable.
Meliorate (v. i.) To grow better.
Meliorism (n.) The doctrine that there is a tendency throughout nature toward improvement.
Meliority (n.) The state or quality of being better; melioration.
Melismata (pl. ) of Melisma
Mellitate (n.) A salt of mellitic acid.
Mellonide (n.) See Mellone.
Mellowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mellow
Melocoton (n.) Alt. of Melocotoon
Melodious (a.) Containing, or producing, melody; musical; agreeable to the ear by a sweet succession of sounds; as, a melodious voice.
Melodized (imp. & p. p.) of Melodize
Melodrama (n.) Formerly, a kind of drama having a musical accompaniment to intensify the effect of certain scenes. Now, a drama abounding in romantic sentiment and agonizing situations, with a musical accompaniment only in parts which are especially thrilling or pathetic. In opera, a passage in which the orchestra plays a somewhat descriptive accompaniment, while the actor speaks; as, the melodrama in the gravedigging scene of Beethoven's "Fidelio".
Melodrame (n.) Melodrama.
Melograph (n.) Same as Melodiograph.
Melopiano (n.) A piano having a mechanical attachment which enables the player to prolong the notes at will.
Melpomene (n.) The Muse of tragedy.
Melpomene (n.) The eighteenth asteroid.
Memoirist (n.) A writer of memoirs.
Memorable (a.) Worthy to be remembered; very important or remarkable.
Memoranda (pl. ) of Memorandum
Memoriter (adv.) By, or from, memory.
Memorized (imp. & p. p.) of Memorize
Menagerie (n.) A piace where animals are kept and trained.
Menagerie (n.) A collection of wild or exotic animals, kept for exhibition.
Menagogue (n.) Emmenagogue.
Mendacity (n.) The quality or state of being mendacious; a habit of lying.
Mendacity (n.) A falsehood; a lie.
Mendicant (a.) Practicing beggary; begging; living on alms; as, mendicant friars.
Mendicant (n.) A beggar; esp., one who makes a business of begging; specifically, a begging friar.
Mendicate (v. t.& i.) To beg.
Mendicity (n.) The practice of begging; the life of a beggar; mendicancy.
Mendinant (n.) A mendicant or begging friar.
Mendregal (n.) Medregal.
Meningeal (a.) Of or pertaining to the meninges.
Meniscoid (a.) Concavo-convex, like a meniscus.
Mennonist (n.) Alt. of Mennonite
Mennonite (n.) One of a small denomination of Christians, so called from Menno Simons of Friesland, their founder. They believe that the New Testament is the only rule of faith, that there is no original sin, that infants should not be baptized, and that Christians ought not to take oath, hold office, or render military service.
Menologia (pl. ) of Menology
Menopause (n.) The period of natural cessation of menstruation. See Change of life, under Change.
Menstrual (a.) Recurring once a month; monthly; gone through in a month; as, the menstrual revolution of the moon; pertaining to monthly changes; as, the menstrual equation of the sun's place.
Menstrual (a.) Of or pertaining to the menses; as, menstrual discharges; the menstrual period.
Menstrual (a.) Of or pertaining to a menstruum.
Menstruum (n.) Any substance which dissolves a solid body; a solvent.
Mensurate (v.) To measure.
Mentality (n.) Quality or state of mind.
Mentioned (imp. & p. p.) of Mention
Mentorial (a.) Containing advice or admonition.
Mephitism (n.) Same as Mephitis, 1.
Meracious (a.) Being without mixture or adulteration; hence, strong; racy.
Mercaptal (n.) Any one of a series of compounds of mercaptans with aldehydes.
Mercaptan (n.) Any one of series of compounds, hydrosulphides of alcohol radicals, in composition resembling the alcohols, but containing sulphur in place of oxygen, and hence called also the sulphur alcohols. In general, they are colorless liquids having a strong, repulsive, garlic odor. The name is specifically applied to ethyl mercaptan, C2H5SH. So called from its avidity for mercury, and other metals.
Mercature (n.) Commerce; traffic; trade.
Mercenary (a.) Acting for reward; serving for pay; paid; hired; hireling; venal; as, mercenary soldiers.
Mercenary (a.) Hence: Moved by considerations of pay or profit; greedy of gain; sordid; selfish.
Mercenary (n.) One who is hired; a hireling; especially, a soldier hired into foreign service.
Merciable (a.) Merciful.
Merciless (a.) Destitute of mercy; cruel; unsparing; -- said of animate beings, and also, figuratively, of things; as, a merciless tyrant; merciless waves.
Mercurial (a.) Having the qualities fabled to belong to the god Mercury; swift; active; sprightly; fickle; volatile; changeable; as, a mercurial youth; a mercurial temperament.
Mercurial (a.) Having the form or image of Mercury; -- applied to ancient guideposts.
Mercurial (a.) Of or pertaining to Mercury as the god of trade; hence, money-making; crafty.
Mercurial (a.) Of or pertaining to, or containing, mercury; as, mercurial preparations, barometer. See Mercury, 2.
Mercurial (a.) Caused by the use of mercury; as, mercurial sore mouth.
Mercurial (n.) A person having mercurial qualities.
Mercurial (n.) A preparation containing mercury.
Mercurify (v. t.) To obtain mercury from, as mercuric minerals, which may be done by any application of intense heat that expels the mercury in fumes, which are afterward condensed.
Mercurify (v. t.) To combine or mingle mercury with; to impregnate with mercury; to mercurialize.
Mercurism (n.) A communication of news; an announcement.
Mercurous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, mercury; containing mercury; -- said of those compounds of mercury in which it is present in its highest proportion.
Merestead (n.) The land within the boundaries of a farm; a farmstead or farm.
Merestone (n.) A stone designating a limit or boundary; a landmark.
Merganser (n.) Any bird of the genus Merganser, and allied genera. They are allied to the ducks, but have a sharply serrated bill.
Meritable (a.) Deserving of reward.
Meritedly (adv.) By merit; deservedly.
Meroblast (n.) An ovum, as that of a mammal, only partially composed of germinal matter, that is, consisting of both a germinal portion and an albuminous or nutritive one; -- opposed to holoblast.
Meroistic (a.) Applied to the ovaries of insects when they secrete vitelligenous cells, as well as ova.
Meropidan (n.) One of a family of birds (Meropidae), including the bee-eaters.
Merrimake (n.) See Merrymake, n.
Merrimake (v. i.) See Merrymake, v.
Merriment (n.) Gayety, with laughter; mirth; frolic.
Merriness (n.) The quality or state of being merry; merriment; mirth; gayety, with laughter.
Merrymake (n.) Mirth; frolic; a meeting for mirth; a festival.
Merrymake (v. i.) To make merry; to be jolly; to feast.
Merulidan (n.) A bird of the Thrush family.
Mervaille (n.) Marvel.
Mesaconic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, one of several isomeric acids obtained from citric acid.
Mesentery (n.) The membranes, or one of the membranes (consisting of a fold of the peritoneum and inclosed tissues), which connect the intestines and their appendages with the dorsal wall of the abdominal cavity. The mesentery proper is connected with the jejunum and ilium, the other mesenteries being called mesocaecum, mesocolon, mesorectum, etc.
Mesentery (n.) One of the vertical muscular radiating partitions which divide the body cavity of Anthozoa into chambers.
Mesitylol (n.) A crystal
Mesmerism (n.) The art of inducing an extraordinary or abnormal state of the nervous system, in which the actor claims to control the actions, and communicate directly with the mind, of the recipient. See Animal magnetism, under Magnetism.
Mesmerist (n.) One who practices, or believes in, mesmerism.
Mesmerize (v. t.) To bring into a state of mesmeric sleep.
Mesoarium (n.) The fold of peritoneum which suspends the ovary from the dorsal wall of the body cavity.
Mesoblast (n.) The mesoderm.
Mesoblast (n.) The cell nucleus; mesoplast.
Mesocoele (n.) Alt. of Mesocoelia
Mesocolon (n.) The fold of peritoneum, or mesentery, attached to the colon.
Mesohepar (n.) A fold of the peritoneum connecting the liver with the dorsal wall of the abdominal cavity.
Mesonasal (a.) Of or pertaining to the middle portion of the nasal region.
Mesonotum (n.) The dorsal portion of the mesothorax of insects.
Mesoplast (n.) The nucleus of a cell; mesoblast.
Mesorhine (a.) Having the nose of medium width; between leptorhine and platyrhine.
Mesosperm (n.) A membrane of a seed. See Secundine.
Mesostate (n.) A product of metabolic action.
Mesotheca (n.) The middle layer of the gonophore in the Hydrozoa.
Mesoxalic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid, CH2O2(CO2H)2, obtained from amido malonic acid.
Messenger (n.) One who bears a message; the bearer of a verbal or written communication, notice, or invitation, from one person to another, or to a public body; specifically, an office servant who bears messages.
Messenger (n.) One who, or that which, foreshows, or foretells.
Messenger (n.) A hawser passed round the capstan, and having its two ends lashed together to form an endless rope or chain; -- formerly used for heaving in the cable.
Messenger (n.) A person appointed to perform certain ministerial duties under bankrupt and insolvent laws, such as to take charge og the estate of the bankrupt or insolvent.
Messianic (a.) Of or relating to the Messiah; as, the Messianic office or character.
Messieurs (n. pl.) Sirs; gentlemen; -- abbreviated to Messrs., which is used as the plural of Mr.
Messinese (a.) Of or pertaining to Messina, or its inhabitans.
Metabases (pl. ) of Metabasis
Metabasis (n.) A transition from one subject to another.
Metabasis (n.) Same as Metabola.
Metabolia (n. pl.) A comprehensive group of insects, including those that undegro a metamorphosis.
Metabolic (a.) Of or pertaining to metamorphosis; pertaining to, or involving, change.
Metabolic (a.) Of or pertaining to metabolism; as, metabolic activity; metabolic force.
Metagenic (a.) Metagenetic.
Metalling () of Metal
Metalepsy (n.) Exchange; replacement; substitution; metathesis.
Metallist (n.) A worker in metals, or one skilled in metals.
Metallize (v. t.) To impart metallic properties to; to impregnate with a metal.
Metalloid (n.) Formerly, the metallic base of a fixed alkali, or alka
Metalloid (n.) Now, one of several elementary substances which in the free state are unlike metals, and whose compounds possess or produce acid, rather than basic, properties; a nonmetal; as, boron, carbon, phosphorus, nitrogen, oxygen, sulphur, chlorine, bromine, etc., are metalloids.
Metalloid (a.) Having the appearance of a metal.
Metalloid (a.) Having the properties of a nonmetal; nonmetallic; acid; negative.
Metameric (a.) Having the same elements united in the same proportion by weight, and with the same molecular weight, but possessing a different structure and different properties; as, methyl ether and ethyl alcohol are metameric compounds. See Isomeric.
Metameric (a.) Of or pertaining to a metamere or its formation; as, metameric segmentation.
Metanotum (n.) The dorsal portion of the metaphorax of insects.
Metaplasm (n.) A change in the letters or syllables of a word.
Metaplast (n.) A word having more than one form of the root.
Metapodia (pl. ) of Metapodium
Metastoma (n.) Alt. of Metastome
Metastome (n.) A median elevation behind the mouth in the arthropods.
Metatarse (n.) Metatarsus.
Metatarsi (pl. ) of Metatarsus
Metazoans (pl. ) of Metazoan
Meteorism (n.) Flatulent distention of the abdomen; tympanites.
Meteorite (n.) A mass of stone or iron which has fallen to the earth from space; an aerolite.
Meteorize (v. i.) To ascend in vapors; to take the form of a meteor.
Meteoroid (n.) A small body moving through space, or revolving about the sun, which on entering the earth's atmosphere would be deflagrated and appear as a meteor.
Meteorous (a.) Of the nature or appearance of a meteor.
Metergram (n.) A measure of energy or work done; the power exerted in raising one gram through the distance of one meter against gravitation.
Metheglin (n.) A fermented beverage made of honey and water; mead.
Methought (imp.) of Methinks
Methionic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a sulphonic (thionic) acid derivative of methane, obtained as a stable white crystal
Methodios (n.) The art and principles of method.
Methodism (n.) The system of doctrines, polity, and worship, of the sect called Methodists.
Methodist (n.) One who observes method.
Methodist (n.) One of an ancient school of physicians who rejected observation and founded their practice on reasoning and theory.
Methodist (n.) One of a sect of Christians, the outgrowth of a small association called the "Holy Club," formed at Oxford University, A.D. 1729, of which the most conspicuous members were John Wesley and his brother Charles; -- originally so called from the methodical strictness of members of the club in all religious duties.
Methodist (n.) A person of strict piety; one who lives in the exact observance of religious duties; -- sometimes so called in contempt or ridicule.
Methodist (a.) Of or pertaining to the sect of Methodists; as, Methodist hymns; a Methodist elder.
Methodize (v. t.) To reduce to method; to dispose in due order; to arrange in a convenient manner; as, to methodize one's work or thoughts.
Methylate (n.) An alcoholate of methyl alcohol in which the hydroxyl hydrogen is replaced by a metal, after the analogy of a hydrate; as, sodium methylate, CH3ONa.
Methylate (v. t.) To impregnate or mix with methyl or methyl alcohol.
Methylene (n.) A hydrocarbon radical, CH2, not known in the free state, but regarded as an essential residue and component of certain derivatives of methane; as, methylene bromide, CH2Br2; -- formerly called also methene.
Metonymic (a.) Alt. of Metonymical
Metosteon (n.) The postero-lateral ossification in the sternum of birds; also, the part resulting from such ossification.
Metrician (n.) A composer of verses.
Metrology (n.) The science of, or a system of, weights and measures; also, a treatise on the subject.
Metronome (n.) An instrument consisting of a short pendulum with a sliding weight. It is set in motion by clockwork, and serves to measure time in music.
Metronomy (n.) Measurement of time by an instrument.
Metropole (n.) A metropolis.
Metrotome (n.) An instrument for cutting or scarifying the uterus or the neck of the uterus.
Metrotomy (n.) The operation of cutting into the uterus; hysterotomy; the Caesarean section.
Mezzanine (n.) Same as Entresol.
Mezzanine (n.) A partial story which is not on the same level with the story of the main part of the edifice, as of a back building, where the floors are on a level with landings of the staircase of the main house.
Mezzotint (n.) A manner of engraving on copper or steel by drawing upon a surface previously roughened, and then removing the roughness in places by scraping, burnishing, etc., so as to produce the requisite light and shade. Also, an engraving so produced.
Mezzotint (v. t.) To engrave in mezzotint.
Neathouse (n.) A building for the shelter of neat cattle.
Nebulated (a.) Clouded with indistinct color markings, as an animal.
Nebulizer (n.) An atomizer.
Necessary (a.) Such as must be; impossible to be otherwise; not to be avoided; inevitable.
Necessary (a.) Impossible to be otherwise, or to be dispensed with, without preventing the attainment of a desired result; indispensable; requiste; essential.
Necessary (a.) Acting from necessity or compulsion; involuntary; -- opposed to free; as, whether man is a necessary or a free agent is a question much discussed.
Necessary (n.) A thing that is necessary or indispensable to some purpose; something that one can not do without; a requisite; an essential; -- used chiefly in the plural; as, the necessaries of life.
Necessary (n.) A privy; a water-closet.
Necessary (n.) Such things, in respect to infants, lunatics, and married women, as are requisite for support suitable to station.
Necessity (n.) The quality or state of being necessary, unavoidable, or absolutely requisite; inevitableness; indispensableness.
Necessity (n.) The condition of being needy or necessitous; pressing need; indigence; want.
Necessity (n.) That which is necessary; a necessary; a requisite; something indispensable; -- often in the plural.
Necessity (n.) That which makes an act or an event unavoidable; irresistible force; overruling power; compulsion, physical or moral; fate; fatality.
Necessity (n.) The negation of freedom in voluntary action; the subjection of all phenomena, whether material or spiritual, to inevitable causation; necessitarianism.
Neckcloth (n.) A piece of any fabric worn around the neck.
necklaced (a.) Wearing a necklace; marked as with a necklace.
Neckmould (n.) A small convex molding surrounding a column at the jinction of the shaft and capital.
Neckplate (n.) See Gorget, 1 and 2.
Necrolite (n.) Same as Necronite.
Necrology (n.) An account of deaths, or of the dead; a register of deaths; a collection of obituary notices.
Necronite (n.) Fetid feldspar, a mineral which, when struck, exhales a fetid odor.
Nectareal (a.) Nectareous.
Nectareal (a.) Of or pertaining to a nectary.
Nectarean (a.) Resembling nectar; very sweet and pleasant.
Nectarial (a.) Of or pertaining to the nectary of a plant.
Nectaried (a.) Having a nectary.
Nectarine (a.) Nectareous.
Nectarine (n.) A smooth-skinned variety of peach.
Nectarize (v. t.) To mingle or infuse with nectar; to sweeten.
Nectarous (a.) Nectareous.
Nectaries (pl. ) of Nectary
Nectosack (n.) The cavity of a nectocalyx.
Nectostem (n.) That portion of the axis which bears the nectocalyces in the Siphonophora.
Neediness (n.) The state or quality of being needy; want; poverty; indigence.
needleful (n.) As much thread as is used in a needle at one time.
Needscost (adv.) Of necessity.
Neem tree () An Asiatic name for Melia Azadirachta, and M. Azedarach. See Margosa.
Nefandous (a.) Unfit to speak of; unmentionable; impious; execrable.
Nefarious (adv.) Wicked in the extreme; abominable; iniquitous; atrociously villainous; execrable; detestably vile.
Negatived (imp. & p. p.) of Negative
Neglected (imp. & p. p.) of Neglect
Neglecter (n.) One who neglects.
Negligent (a.) Apt to neglect; customarily neglectful; characterized by negligence; careless; heedless; culpably careless; showing lack of attention; as, disposed in negligent order.
Negotiant (n.) A negotiator.
Negotiate (v. i.) To transact business; to carry on trade.
Negotiate (v. i.) To treat with another respecting purchase and sale or some business affair; to bargain or trade; as, to negotiate with a man for the purchase of goods or a farm.
Negotiate (v. i.) To hold intercourse respecting a treaty, league, or convention; to treat with, respecting peace or commerce; to conduct communications or conferences.
Negotiate (v. i.) To intrigue; to scheme.
Negotiate (v. t.) To carry on negotiations concerning; to procure or arrange for by negotiation; as, to negotiate peace, or an exchange.
Negotiate (v. t.) To transfer for a valuable consideration under rules of commercial law; to sell; to pass.
Negotious (a.) Very busy; attentive to business; active.
Negresses (pl. ) of Negress
Negroloid (a.) See Negroid.
Nehushtan (n.) A thing of brass; -- the name under which the Israelites worshiped the brazen serpent made by Moses.
Nemertian (a. & n.) Nemertean.
Nemertida (n. pl.) Nemertina.
Nemertina (n. pl.) An order of helminths usually having a long, slender, smooth, often bright-colored body, covered with minute vibrating cilia; -- called also Nemertea, Nemertida, and Rhynchocoela.
Nemophily (n.) Fondness for forest scenery; love of the woods.
Neocarida (n. pl.) The modern, or true, Crustacea, as distinguished from the Merostomata.
Neocomian (n.) A term applied to the lowest deposits of the Cretaceous or chalk formation of Europe, being the lower greensand.
Neocomian (a.) Of or pertaining to the lower greensand.
Neocosmic (a.) Of or pertaining to the universe in its present state; specifically, pertaining to the races of men known to history.
Neodamode (n.) In ancient Sparta, one of those Helots who were freed by the state in reward for military service.
Neodymium (n.) An elementary substance which forms one of the constituents of didymium. Symbol Nd. Atomic weight 140.8.
Neogamist (n.) A person recently married.
Neography (n.) A new method or system of writing.
Neo-Latin (a.) Applied to the Romance languages, as being mostly of Latin origin.
Neolithic (a.) Of or pertaining to, or designating, an era characterized by late remains in stone.
Neologian (a.) Neologic; neological.
Neologian (n.) A neologist.
Neologism (n.) The introduction of new words, or the use of old words in a new sense.
Neologism (n.) A new word, phrase, or expression.
Neologism (n.) A new doctrine; specifically, rationalism.
Neologist (n.) One who introduces new words or new senses of old words into a language.
Neologist (n.) An innovator in any doctrine or system of belief, especially in theology; one who introduces or holds doctrines subversive of supernatural or revealed religion; a rationalist, so-called.
Neologize (v. i.) To introduce or use new words or terms or new uses of old words.
Neologize (v. i.) To introduce innovations in doctrine, esp. in theological doctrine.
Neonomian (n.) One who advocates adheres to new laws; esp. one who holds or believes that the gospel is a new law.
Neonomian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Neonomians, or in accordance with their doctrines.
Neoplasia (n.) Growth or development of new material; neoplasty.
Neoplasty (n.) Restoration of a part by granulation, adhesive inflammation, or autoplasty.
Neoterism (n.) An innovation or novelty; a neoteric word or phrase.
Neoterist (n.) One ho introduces new word/ or phrases.
Neoterize (v. i.) To innovate; to coin or introduce new words.
Nepaulese (a.) Of or pertaining to Nepaul, a kingdom in Northern Hindostan.
Nepaulese (n. sing. & pl.) A native or natives of Nepaul.
Nepenthes (n.) Same as Nepenthe.
Nepenthes (n.) A genus of climbing plants found in India, Malaya, etc., which have the leaves prolonged into a kind of stout tendril terminating in a pitcherlike appendage, whence the plants are often called pitcher plants and monkey-cups. There are about thirty species, of which the best known is Nepenthes distillatoria. See Pitcher plant.
Nephalism (n.) Total abstinence from spirituous liquor.
Nephalist (n.) One who advocates or practices nephalism.
Nephelite (n.) A mineral occuring at Vesuvius, in glassy agonal crystals; also elsewhere, in grayish or greenish masses having a greasy luster, as the variety elaeolite. It is a silicate of aluminia, soda, and potash.
Nephralgy (n.) Neuralgia of the kidneys; a disease characterized by pain in the region of the kidneys without any structural lesion of the latter.
Nephridia (pl. ) of Nephridium
Nephritic (a.) Alt. of Nephritical
Nephritic (n.) A medicine adapted to relieve or cure disease of the kidneys.
Nephritis (n.) An inflammation of the kidneys.
Neptunian (a.) Of or pertaining to the ocean or sea.
Neptunian (a.) Formed by water or aqueous solution; as, Neptunian rocks.
Neptunian (n.) Alt. of Neptunist
Neptunist (n.) One who adopts the neptunian theory.
Neptunium (n.) A new metallic element, of doubtful genuineness and uncertain indentification, said to exist in certain minerals, as columbite.
Nereidian (n.) Any annelid resembling Nereis, or of the family Lycoridae or allied families.
Nervation (n.) The arrangement of nerves and veins, especially those of leaves; neuration.
Nerveless (a.) Destitute of nerves.
Nerveless (a.) Destitute of strength or of courage; wanting vigor; weak; powerless.
Nervosity (n.) Nervousness.
Nervously (adv.) In a nervous manner.
Nescience (n.) Want of knowledge; ignorance; agnosticism.
Nestorian (n.) An adherent of Nestorius, patriarch of Constantinople to the fifth century, who has condemned as a heretic for maintaining that the divine and the human natures were not merged into one nature in Christ (who was God in man), and, hence, that it was improper to call Mary the mother of Christ; also, one of the sect established by the followers of Nestorius in Persia, india, and other Oriental countries, and still in existence. opposed to Eutychian.
Nestorian (a.) Of or relating to the Nestorians.
Nestorian (a.) relating to, or resembling, Nestor, the aged warior and counselor mentioned by Homer; hence, wise; experienced; aged; as, Nestorian caution.
Neuralgia (n.) A disease, the chief symptom of which is a very acute pain, exacerbating or intermitting, which follows the course of a nervous branch, extends to its ramifications, and seems therefore to be seated in the nerve. It seems to be independent of any structural lesion.
Neuralgic (a.) Of or pertaining to, or having the character of, neuralgia; as, a neuralgic headache.
Neuration (n.) The arrangement or distribution of nerves, as in the leaves of a plant or the wings of an insect; nervation.
Neurility (n.) The special properties and functions of the nerves; that capacity for transmitting a stimulus which belongs to nerves.
Neurocity (n.) Nerve force.
Neurocord (n.) A cordlike organ composed of elastic fibers situated above the ventral nervous cord of annelids, like the earthworm.
Neuroglia (n.) The delicate connective tissue framework which supports the nervous matter and blood vessels of the brain and spinal cord.
Neurology (n.) The branch of science which treats of the nervous system.
Neuromere (n.) A metameric segment of the cerebro-spinal nervous system.
Neuropore (n.) An opening at either end of the embryonic neural canal.
Neuropter (n.) One of the Neuroptera.
Neurotome (n.) An instrument for cutting or dissecting nerves.
Neurotome (n.) A neuromere.
Neurotomy (n.) The dissection, or anatomy, of the nervous system.
Neurotomy (n.) The division of a nerve, for the relief of neuralgia, or for other purposes.
Neutrally (adv.) In a neutral manner; without taking part with either side; indifferently.
Neuvaines (n. pl.) Prayers offered up for nine successive days.
Nevermore (adv.) Never again; at no time hereafter.
Newfangle (a.) Eager for novelties; desirous of changing.
Newfangle (v. t.) To change by introducing novelties.
Newfangly (adv.) In a newfangled manner; with eagerness for novelty.
Newmarket (n.) A long, closely fitting cloak.
New-model (v. t.) To remodel.
News-book (n.) A newspaper.
Newspaper (n.) A sheet of paper printed and distributed, at stated intervals, for conveying intelligence of passing events, advocating opinions, etc.; a public print that circulates news, advertisements, proceedings of legislative bodies, public announcements, etc.
Newtonian (a.) Of or pertaining to Sir Isaac Newton, or his discoveries.
Newtonian (n.) A follower of Newton.
Oenanthic (a.) Having, or imparting, the odor characteristic of the bouquet of wine; specifically used, formerly, to designate an acid whose ethereal salts were supposed to occasion the peculiar bouquet, or aroma, of old wine. Cf. Oenanthylic.
Oenanthol (n.) An oily substance obtained by the distillation of castor oil, recognized as the aldehyde of oenanthylic acid, and hence called also oenanthaldehyde.
Oenanthyl (n.) A hydrocarbon radical formerly supposed to exist in oenanthic acid, now known to be identical with heptyl.
Oenomania (n.) Delirium tremens.
Oenomania (n.) Dipsomania.
Oenometer (n.) See Alcoholometer.
Peaceable (a.) Begin in or at peace; tranquil; quiet; free from, or not disposed to, war, disorder, or excitement; not quarrelsome.
Peaceless (a.) Without peace; disturbed.
Pearlfish (n.) Any fish whose scales yield a pearl-like pigment used in manufacturing artificial pearls, as the bleak, and whitebait.
Pearlings (n. pl.) A kind of lace of silk or thread.
Pearlwort (n.) A name given to several species of Sagina, low and inconspicuous herbs of the Chickweed family.
Peasantly (a.) Peasantlike.
Peasantry (n.) Peasants, collectively; the body of rustics.
Peasantry (n.) Rusticity; coarseness.
Peccantly (adv.) In a peccant manner.
Peccaries (pl. ) of Peccary
Pectinate (a.) Alt. of Pectinated
Pectineal (a.) Of or pertaining to the pecten.
Pectineal (a.) Relating to, or connected with, the pubic bone.
Pectolite (n.) A whitish mineral occurring in radiated or fibrous crystal
Peculated (imp. & p. p.) of Peculate
Peculator (n.) One who peculates.
Pecuniary (a.) Relating to money; monetary; as, a pecuniary penalty; a pecuniary reward.
Pecunious (a.) Abounding in money; wealthy; rich.
Pedagogic (a.) See Pedagogics.
Pedagogic (a.) Alt. of Pedagogical
Pedagogue (n.) A slave who led his master's children to school, and had the charge of them generally.
Pedagogue (n.) A teacher of children; one whose occupation is to teach the young; a schoolmaster.
Pedagogue (n.) One who by teaching has become formal, positive, or pedantic in his ways; one who has the manner of a schoolmaster; a pedant.
Pedagogue (v. t.) To play the pedagogue toward.
Pedaneous (a.) Going on foot; pedestrian.
Pedantism (n.) The office, disposition, or act of a pedant; pedantry.
Pedantize (v. i.) To play the pedant; to use pedantic expressions.
Pedatifid (a.) Cleft in a pedate manner, but having the lobes distinctly connected at the base; -- said of a leaf.
Pederasty (n.) The crime against nature; sodomy.
Pediceled (a.) Pedicellate.
Pedicular (a.) Of or pertaining to lice; having the lousy distemper (phthiriasis); lousy.
Pediculus (n.) A genus of wingless parasitic Hemiptera, including the common lice of man. See Louse.
Pedipalpi (n pl.) A division of Arachnida, including the whip scorpions (Thelyphonus) and allied forms. Sometimes used in a wider sense to include also the true scorpions.
Pedipalpi (pl. ) of Pedipalpus
Pedomancy (n.) Divination by examining the soles of the feet.
Pedometer (n.) An instrument for including the number of steps in walking, and so ascertaining the distance passed over. It is usually in the form of a watch; an oscillating weight by the motion of the body causes the index to advance a certain distance at each step.
Peduncled (a.) Having a peduncle; supported on a peduncle; pedunculate.
Peelhouse (n.) See 1st Peel.
Peevishly (adv.) In a peevish manner.
Pegmatite (n.) Graphic granite. See under Granite.
Pegmatite (n.) More generally, a coarse granite occurring as vein material in other rocks.
Pegtatoid (a.) Resembling pegmatite; pegmatic.
Pegomancy (n.) Divination by fountains.
Peirastic (a.) Fitted for trail or test; experimental; tentative; treating of attempts.
Pelasgian (a.) Alt. of Pelasgic
Pelegrine (a.) See Peregrine.
Pellagrin (n.) One who is afficted with pellagra.
Pellitory (n.) The common name of the several species of the genus Parietaria, low, harmless weeds of the Nettle family; -- also called wall pellitory, and lichwort.
Pellitory (n.) A composite plant (Anacyclus Pyrethrum) of the Mediterranean region, having finely divided leaves and whitish flowers. The root is the officinal pellitory, and is used as an irritant and sialogogue. Called also bertram, and pellitory of Spain.
Pellitory (n.) The feverfew (Chrysanthemum Parthenium); -- so called because it resembles the above.
Pell-mell (n.) See Pall-mall.
Peltiform (a.) Shieldlike, with the out
Pemphigus (n.) A somewhat rare skin disease, characterized by the development of blebs upon different part of the body.
Penalties (pl. ) of Penalty
Pencilled () of Pencil
Penciling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pencil
Penciling (n.) The work of the pencil or bruch; as, delicate penciling in a picture.
Pendently (adv.) In a pendent manner.
Pendicler (n.) An inferior tenant; one who rents a pendicle or croft.
Pendragon (n.) A chief leader or a king; a head; a dictator; -- a title assumed by the ancient British chiefs when called to lead other chiefs.
Pendulate (v. i.) To swing as a pendulum.
Pendulous (a.) Depending; pendent loosely; hanging; swinging.
Pendulous (a.) Wavering; unstable; doubtful.
Pendulous (a.) Inc
Pendulums (pl. ) of Pendulum
Penetrail (n.) Penetralia.
Penetrant (a.) Having power to enter or pierce; penetrating; sharp; subtile; as, penetrant cold.
Penetrate (v. t.) To enter into; to make way into the interior of; to effect an entrance into; to pierce; as, light penetrates darkness.
Penetrate (v. t.) To affect profoundly through the senses or feelings; to touch with feeling; to make sensible; to move deeply; as, to penetrate one's heart with pity.
Penetrate (v. t.) To pierce into by the mind; to arrive at the inner contents or meaning of, as of a mysterious or difficult subject; to comprehend; to understand.
Penetrate (v. i.) To pass; to make way; to pierce. Also used figuratively.
Penholder (n.) A handle for a pen.
Peninsula (n.) A portion of land nearly surrounded by water, and connected with a larger body by a neck, or isthmus.
Penitence (n.) The quality or condition of being penitent; the disposition of a penitent; sorrow for sins or faults; repentance; contrition.
Penitency (n.) Penitence.
Penknives (pl. ) of Penknife
Pennached (a.) Variegated; striped.
Pennatula (n.) Any one of numerous species of Pennatula, Pteroides, and allied genera of Alcyonaria, having a featherlike form; a sea-pen. The zooids are situated along one edge of the side branches.
Penniform (a.) Having the form of a feather or plume.
Penniless (a.) Destitute of money; impecunious; poor.
Pennoncel (n.) Alt. of Pennoncelle
Pennywort (n.) A European trailing herb (Linaria Cymbalaria) with roundish, reniform leaves. It is often cultivated in hanging baskets.
Pensative (a.) Pensive.
Pensioned (imp. & p. p.) of Pension
Pensioner (n.) One in receipt of a pension; hence, figuratively, a dependent.
Pensioner (n.) One of an honorable band of gentlemen who attend the sovereign of England on state occasions, and receive an annual pension, or allowance, of 150 and two horses.
Pensioner (n.) In the university of Cambridge, England, one who pays for his living in commons; -- corresponding to commoner at Oxford.
Pensively (adv.) In a pensive manner.
Pentacron (n.) A solid having five summits or angular points.
Pentaglot (n.) A work in five different tongues.
Pentagram (n.) A pentacle or a pentalpha.
Pentalpha (n.) A five-pointed star, resembling five alphas joined at their bases; -- used as a symbol.
Pentamera (n. pl.) An extensive division of Coleoptera, including those that normally have five-jointed tarsi. It embraces about half of all the known species of the Coleoptera.
Pentangle (n.) A pentagon.
Pentapody (n.) A measure or series consisting of five feet.
Pentarchy (n.) A government in the hands of five persons; five joint rulers.
Pentecost (n.) A solemn festival of the Jews; -- so called because celebrated on the fiftieth day (seven weeks) after the second day of the Passover (which fell on the sixteenth of the Jewish month Nisan); -- hence called, also, the Feast of Weeks. At this festival an offering of the first fruits of the harvest was made. By the Jews it was generally regarded as commemorative of the gift of the law on the fiftieth day after the departure from Egypt.
Pentecost (n.) A festival of the Roman Catholic and other churches in commemoration of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles; which occurred on the day of Pentecost; -- called also Whitsunday.
Penthouse (n.) A shed or roof sloping from the main wall or building, as over a door or window; a lean-to. Also figuratively.
Penthouse (a.) Leaning; overhanging.
Pentoxide (n.) An oxide containing five atoms of oxygen in each molecule; as, phosphorus pentoxide, P2O5.
Pentrough (n.) A penstock.
Penultima (n.) Same as Penult.
Penurious (a.) Excessively sparing in the use of money; sordid; stingy; miserly.
Penurious (a.) Not bountiful or liberal; scanty.
Penurious (a.) Destitute of money; suffering extreme want.
Peppering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pepper
Peppering (a.) Hot; pungent; peppery.
Peptonize (v. t.) To convert into peptone; to digest or dissolve by means of a proteolytic ferment; as, peptonized food.
Peptonoid (n.) A substance related to peptone.
Peraeopod (n.) One of the thoracic legs of a crustacean. See Illust. of Crustacea.
Peragrate (v. t.) To travel over or through.
Perameles (n.) Any marsupial of the genus Perameles, which includes numerous species found in Australia. They somewhat resemble rabbits in size and form. See Illust. under Bandicoot.
Perbromic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, the highest oxygen acid, HBrO4, of bromine.
Perceived (imp. & p. p.) of Perceive
Perceiver (n.) One who perceives (in any of the senses of the verb).
Perchance (adv.) By chance; perhaps; peradventure.
Percheron (n.) One of a breed of draught horses originating in Perche, an old district of France; -- called also Percheron-Norman.
Perciform (a.) Pertaining to the Perciformes.
Percoidea (n. pl.) Same as Perciformes.
Percolate (v. t.) To cause to pass through fine interstices, as a liquor; to filter; to strain.
Percolate (v. i.) To pass through fine interstices; to filter; as, water percolates through porous stone.
Percussed (imp. & p. p.) of Percuss
Perdicine (a.) Of or pertaining to the family Perdicidae, or partridges.
Perdifoil (n.) A deciduous plant; -- opposed to evergreen.
Perdition (n.) Entire loss; utter destruction; ruin; esp., the utter loss of the soul, or of final happiness in a future state; future misery or eternal death.
Perdition (n.) Loss of diminution.
Perdulous (a.) Lost; thrown away.
Peregrine (a.) Foreign; not native; extrinsic or from without; exotic.
Peregrine (n.) The peregrine falcon.
Perennial (a.) ing or continuing through the year; as, perennial fountains.
Perennial (a.) Continuing without cessation or intermission; perpetual; unceasing; never failing.
Perennial (a.) Continuing more than two years; as, a perennial steam, or root, or plant.
Perennial (n.) A perennial plant; a plant which lives or continues more than two years, whether it retains its leaves in winter or not.
Perennity (n.) The quality of being perennial.
Perfected (imp. & p. p.) of Perfect
Perfecter (n.) One who, or that which, makes perfect.
Perfectly (adv.) In a perfect manner or degree; in or to perfection; completely; wholly; throughly; faultlessly.
Perfervid (a.) Very fervid; too fervid; glowing; ardent.
Perfidies (pl. ) of Perfidy
Perflable (a.) Capable of being blown through.
Perforata (n. pl.) A division of corals including those that have a porous texture, as Porites and Madrepora; -- opposed to Aporosa.
Perforata (n. pl.) A division of Foraminifera, including those having perforated shells.
Perforate (v.) To bore through; to pierce through with a pointed instrument; to make a hole or holes through by boring or piercing; to pierce or penetrate the surface of.
Perforate (a.) Alt. of Perforated
Performed (imp. & p. p.) of Perform
Performer (n.) One who performs, accomplishes, or fulfills; as, a good promiser, but a bad performer; especially, one who shows skill and training in any art; as, a performer of the drama; a performer on the harp.
Perfuming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Perfume
Perfumery (n.) Perfumes, in general.
Perfumery (n.) The art of preparing perfumes.
Perfusing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Perfuse
Perfusion (n.) The act of perfusing.
Perfusive (a.) Of a nature to flow over, or to spread through.
Periauger (n.) See Pirogue.
Periblast (a.) The protoplasmic matter which surrounds the entoblast, or cell nucleus, and undergoes segmentation.
Peribolos (n.) In ancient architecture, an inclosed court, esp., one surrounding a temple.
Perichete (n.) Same as Perichaeth.
Periclase (n.) Alt. of Periclasite
Periculum (n.) Danger; risk.
Periculum (n.) In a narrower, judicial sense: Accident or casus, as distinguished from dolus and culpa, and hence relieving one from the duty of performing an obligation.
Peridrome (n.) The space between the columns and the wall of the cella, in a Greek or a Roman temple.
Perigonia (pl. ) of Perigonium
Perigraph (n.) A careless or inaccurate de
Perigynia (pl. ) of Perigynium
Perihelia (pl. ) of Perihelium
Perilling () of Peril
Perilymph (n.) The fluid which surrounds the membranous labyrinth of the internal ear, and separates it from the walls of the chambers in which the labyrinth lies.
Perimeter (n.) The outer boundary of a body or figure, or the sum of all the sides.
Perimeter (n.) An instrument for determining the extent and shape of the field of vision.
Perimetry (n.) The art of using the perimeter; measurement of the field of vision.
Perimorph (n.) A crystal of one species inclosing one of another species. See Endomorph.
Perinaeum (n.) See Perineum.
Periodate (n.) A salt of periodic acid.
Periodide (n.) An iodide containing a higher proportion of iodine than any other iodide of the same substance or series.
Perioplic (a.) Of or pertaining to the periople; connected with the periople.
Peripatus (n.) A genus of lowly organized arthropods, found in South Africa, Australia, and tropical America. It constitutes the order Malacopoda.
Periphery (n.) The outside or superficial portions of a body; the surface.
Periphery (n.) The circumference of a circle, ellipse, or other figure.
Periplast (n.) Same as Periblast.
Periproct (n.) The region surrounding the anus, particularly of echinoderms.
Periscian (a.) Having the shadow moving all around.
Periscope (n.) A general or comprehensive view.
Periscope (n.) an optical instrument of tubular shape containing an arrangement of lenses and mirrors (or prisms), allowing a person to observe a field of view otherwise obstructed, as beyond an obstructing object or (as in submarines) above the surface of the water.
Perishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Perish
Perisperm (n.) The albumen of a seed, especially that portion which is formed outside of the embryo sac.
Perispore (n.) The outer covering of a spore.
Peristole (n.) Peristaltic action, especially of the intestines.
Peristoma (n.) Same as Peristome.
Peristome (n.) The fringe of teeth around the orifice of the capsule of mosses. It consists of 4, 8, 16, 32, or 64 teeth, and may be either single or double.
Peristome (n.) The lip, or edge of the aperture, of a spiral shell.
Peristome (n.) The membrane surrounding the mouth of an invertebrate animal.
Peristyle (n.) A range of columns with their entablature, etc.; specifically, a complete system of columns, whether on all sides of a court, or surrounding a building, such as the cella of a temple. Used in the former sense, it gives name to the larger and inner court of a Roman dwelling, the peristyle. See Colonnade.
Peritreme (n.) That part of the integument of an insect which surrounds the spiracles.
Peritreme (n.) The edge of the aperture of a univalve shell.
Perwigged (imp. & p. p.) of Periwig
Perjuring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Perjure
Perjurous (a.) Guilty of perjury; containing perjury.
Perjuries (pl. ) of Perjury
Perkinism (n.) A remedial treatment, by drawing the pointed extremities of two rods, each of a different metal, over the affected part; tractoration, -- first employed by Dr. Elisha Perkins of Norwich, Conn. See Metallotherapy.
Permanent (a.) Continuing in the same state, or without any change that destroys form or character; remaining unaltered or unremoved; abiding; durable; fixed; stable; lasting; as, a permanent impression.
Permeable (a.) Capable of being permeated, or passed through; yielding passage; passable; penetrable; -- used especially of substances which allow the passage of fluids; as, wood is permeable to oil; glass is permeable to light.
Permeably (adv.) In a permeable manner.
Permeated (imp. & p. p.) of Permeate
Permitted (imp. & p. p.) of Permit
Permittee (n.) One to whom a permission or permit is given.
Permitter (n.) One who permits.
Pernicion (n.) Destruction; perdition.
Pernicity (n.) Swiftness; celerity.
Perpender (n.) A large stone reaching through a wall so as to appear on both sides of it, and acting as a binder; -- called also perbend, perpend stone, and perpent stone.
Perpetual (a.) Neverceasing; continuing forever or for an unlimited time; unfailing; everlasting; continuous.
Perplexed (imp. & p. p.) of Perplex
Perplexed (a.) Entangled, involved, or confused; hence, embarrassd; puzzled; doubtful; anxious.
Perplexly (adv.) Perplexedly.
Perradial (a.) Situated around the radii, or radial tubes, of a radiate.
Perroquet (n.) See Paroquet, Parakeet.
Persecute (v. t.) To pursue in a manner to injure, grieve, or afflict; to beset with cruelty or malignity; to harass; especially, to afflict, harass, punish, or put to death, for adherence to a particular religious creed or mode of worship.
Persecute (v. t.) To harass with importunity; to pursue with persistent solicitations; to annoy.
Persevere (v. i.) To persist in any business or enterprise undertaken; to pursue steadily any project or course begun; to maintain a purpose in spite of counter influences, opposition, or discouragement; not to give or abandon what is undertaken.
Persimmon (n.) An American tree (Diospyros Virginiana) and its fruit, found from New York southward. The fruit is like a plum in appearance, but is very harsh and astringent until it has been exposed to frost, when it becomes palatable and nutritious.
Persisted (imp. & p. p.) of Persist
Personage (n.) Form, appearance, or belongings of a person; the external appearance, stature, figure, air, and the like, of a person.
Personage (n.) Character assumed or represented.
Personage (n.) A notable or distinguished person; a conspicious or peculiar character; as, an illustrious personage; a comely personage of stature tall.
Personate (v. t.) To celebrate loudly; to extol; to praise.
Personate (v. t.) To assume the character of; to represent by a fictitious appearance; to act the part of; hence, to counterfeit; to feign; as, he tried to personate his brother; a personated devotion.
Personate (v. t.) To set forth in an unreal character; to disguise; to mask.
Personate (v. t.) To personify; to typify; to describe.
Personate (v. i.) To play or assume a character.
Personate (a.) Having the throat of a bilabiate corolla nearly closed by a projection of the base of the lower lip; masked, as in the flower of the snapdragon.
Personify (v. t.) To regard, treat, or represent as a person; to represent as a rational being.
Personify (v. t.) To be the embodiment or personification of; to impersonate; as, he personifies the law.
Personize (v. t.) To personify.
Personnel (n.) The body of persons employed in some public service, as the army, navy, etc.; -- distinguished from materiel.
Perspicil (n.) An optical glass; a telescope.
Perspired (imp. & p. p.) of Perspire
Persuaded (imp. & p. p.) of Persuade
Persuaded (p. p. & a.) Prevailed upon; influenced by argument or entreaty; convinced.
Persuader (n.) One who, or that which, persuades or influences.
Pertained (imp. & p. p.) of Pertain
Pertinacy (n.) The quality or state of being pertinent; pertinence.
Pertinacy (n.) Pertinacity.
Pertinate (a.) Pertinacious.
Pertinent (a.) Belonging or related to the subject or matter in hand; fit or appropriate in any way; adapted to the end proposed; apposite; material; relevant; as, pertinent illustrations or arguments; pertinent evidence.
Pertinent (a.) Regarding; concerning; belonging; pertaining.
Perturbed (a.) Agitated; disturbed; troubled.
Perturber (n.) One who, or that which, perturbs, or cause perturbation.
Pertusate (a.) Pierced at the apex.
Pertusion (n.) The act of punching or piercing with a pointed instrument; as, pertusion of a vein.
Pertusion (n.) A punched hole; a perforation.
Pertussis (n.) The whooping cough.
Pervading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pervade
Pervasion (n.) The act of pervading, passing, or spreading through the whole extent of a thing.
Pervasive (a.) Tending to pervade, or having power to spread throughout; of a pervading quality.
Perversed (a.) Turned aside.
Perverted (imp. & p. p.) of Pervert
Perverter (n.) One who perverts (a person or thing).
Pervicacy (n.) Pervicacity.
Pessaries (pl. ) of Pessary
Pessimism (n.) The opinion or doctrine that everything in nature is ordered for or tends to the worst, or that the world is wholly evil; -- opposed to optimism.
Pessimism (n.) A disposition to take the least hopeful view of things.
Pessimist (n.) One who advocates the doctrine of pessimism; -- opposed to optimist.
Pessimist (n.) One who looks on the dark side of things.
Pessimist (a.) Alt. of Pessimistic
Pessimize (v. i.) To hold or advocate the doctrine of pessimism.
Pestering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pester
Pesterous (a.) Inc
Pesthouse (n.) A house or hospital for persons who are infected with any pestilential disease.
Pestiduct (n.) That which conveys contagion or infection.
Pestilent (a.) Pestilential; noxious; pernicious; mischievous.
Petardeer (n.) Alt. of Petardier
Petardier (n.) One who managed a petard.
Petaurist (n.) Any flying marsupial of the genera Petaurus, Phalangista, Acrobata, and allied genera. See Flying mouse, under Flying, and Phalangister.
Petechiae (n. pl.) Small crimson, purple, or livid spots, like flea-bites, due to extravasation of blood, which appear on the skin in malignant fevers, etc.
Petechial (a.) Characterized by, or pertaining to, petechiae; spotted.
Petersham (n.) A rough, knotted woolen cloth, used chiefly for men's overcoats; also, a coat of that material.
Peterwort (n.) See Saint Peter's-wort, under Saint.
Petiolary (a.) Of or pertaining to petiole, or proceeding from it; as, a petiolar tendril; growing or supported upon a petiole; as, a petiolar gland; a petiolar bud.
Petiolate (a.) Alt. of Petiolated
Petiolule (n.) A small petiole, or the petiole of a leaflet.
Petralogy (n.) See Petrology.
Petrified (imp. & p. p.) of Petrify
Petrogale (n.) Any Australian kangaroo of the genus Petrogale, as the rock wallaby (P. penicillata).
Petroleum (n.) Rock oil, mineral oil, or natural oil, a dark brown or greenish inflammable liquid, which, at certain points, exists in the upper strata of the earth, from whence it is pumped, or forced by pressure of the gas attending it. It consists of a complex mixture of various hydrocarbons, largely of the methane series, but may vary much in appearance, composition, and properties. It is refined by distillation, and the products include kerosene, benzine, gaso
Petroleur (n. f.) Alt. of Petroleuse
Petrology (n.) The department of science which is concerned with the mineralogical and chemical composition of rocks, and with their classification: lithology.
Petrology (n.) A treatise on petrology.
Petticoat (n.) A loose under-garment worn by women, and covering the body below the waist.
Pettiness (n.) The quality or state of being petty or paltry; littleness; meanness.
Pettitoes (n. pl.) The toes or feet of a pig, -- often used as food; sometimes, in contempt, the human feet.
Pettywhin (n.) The needle furze. See under Needle.
Petulance (n.) Alt. of Petulancy
Petulancy (n.) The quality or state of being petulant; temporary peevishness; pettishness; capricious ill humor.
Petulcity (n.) Wantonness; friskiness.
Petulcous (a.) Wanton; frisky; lustful.
Pewfellow (n.) One who occupies the same pew with another.
Pewfellow (n.) An intimate associate; a companion.
Reachable (a.) Being within reach.
Reachless (a.) Being beyond reach; lofty.
Readdress (v. t.) To address a second time; -- often used reflexively.
Readiness (n.) The state or quality of being ready; preparation; promptness; aptitude; willingness.
Readjourn (v. t.) To adjourn a second time; to adjourn again.
Readvance (v. i.) To advance again.
Realistic (a.) Of or pertaining to the realists; in the manner of the realists; characterized by realism rather than by imagination.
Realities (pl. ) of Reality
Realizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Realize
Realizing (a.) Serving to make real, or to impress on the mind as a reality; as, a realizing view of the danger incurred.
Realmless (a.) Destitute of a realm.
Reanimate (v. t.) To animate anew; to restore to animation or life; to infuse new life, vigor, spirit, or courage into; to revive; to reinvigorate; as, to reanimate a drowned person; to reanimate disheartened troops; to reanimate languid spirits.
Reapparel (v. t.) To clothe again.
Reappoint (v. t.) To appoint again.
Reardorse (n.) Alt. of Reardoss
Rearmouse (n.) Alt. of Reremouse
Reremouse (n.) The leather-winged bat (Vespertilio murinus).
Rearrange (v. t.) To arrange again; to arrange in a different way.
Reasoning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reason
Reasoning (n.) The act or process of adducing a reason or reasons; manner of presenting one's reasons.
Reasoning (n.) That which is offered in argument; proofs or reasons when arranged and developed; course of argument.
Reasonist (n.) A rationalist.
Reassurer (n.) One who reassures.
Reattempt (v. t.) To attempt again.
Rebaptism (n.) A second baptism.
Rebaptize (v. t.) To baptize again or a second time.
Rebelling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rebel
Rebellion (v. i.) The act of rebelling; open and avowed renunciation of the authority of the government to which one owes obedience, and resistance to its officers and laws, either by levying war, or by aiding others to do so; an organized uprising of subjects for the purpose of coercing or overthrowing their lawful ruler or government by force; revolt; insurrection.
Rebellion (v. i.) Open resistance to, or defiance of, lawful authority.
Reblossom (v. i.) To blossom again.
Reboation (n.) Repetition of a bellow.
Rebreathe (v. t.) To breathe again.
Rebuffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rebuff
Rebuilder (n.) One who rebuilds.
Rebukable (a.) Worthy of rebuke or reprehension; reprehensible.
Rebukeful (a.) Containing rebuke; of the nature of rebuke.
Rebutting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rebut
Recadency (n.) A falling back or descending a second time; a relapse.
Recanting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Recant
Recaption (n.) The act of retaking, as of one who has escaped after arrest; reprisal; the retaking of one's own goods, chattels, wife, or children, without force or violence, from one who has taken them and who wrongfully detains them.
Recapture (n.) The act of retaking or recovering by capture; especially, the retaking of a prize or goods from a captor.
Recapture (n.) That which is captured back; a prize retaken.
Recapture (v. t.) To capture again; to retake.
Recarnify (v. t.) To convert again into flesh.
Reccheles (a.) Reckless.
Receipted (imp. & p. p.) of Receipt
Receiptor (n.) One who receipts; specifically (Law), one who receipts for property which has been taken by the sheriff.
Receiving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Receive
Recension (n.) The act of reviewing or revising; review; examination; enumeration.
Recension (n.) Specifically, the review of a text (as of an ancient author) by an editor; critical revisal and establishment.
Recension (n.) The result of such a work; a text established by critical revision; an edited version.
Receptary (a.) Generally or popularly admitted or received.
Receptary (n.) That which is received.
Reception (n.) The act of receiving; receipt; admission; as, the reception of food into the stomach; the reception of a letter; the reception of sensation or ideas; reception of evidence.
Reception (n.) The state of being received.
Reception (n.) The act or manner of receiving, esp. of receiving visitors; entertainment; hence, an occasion or ceremony of receiving guests; as, a hearty reception; an elaborate reception.
Reception (n.) Acceptance, as of an opinion or doctrine.
Reception (n.) A retaking; a recovery.
Receptive (a.) Having the quality of receiving; able or inc
Receptory (n.) Receptacle.
Recessing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Recess
Recession (n.) The act of receding or withdrawing, as from a place, a claim, or a demand.
Recession (n.) The act of ceding back; restoration; repeated cession; as, the recession of conquered territory to its former sovereign.
Recessive (a.) Going back; receding.
Rechabite (n.) One of the descendants of Jonadab, the son of Rechab, all of whom by his injunction abstained from the use of intoxicating drinks and even from planting the vine. Jer. xxxv. 2-19. Also, in modern times, a member of a certain society of abstainers from alcoholic liquors.
Recharter (n.) A second charter; a renewal of a charter.
Recharter (v. t.) To charter again or anew; to grant a second or another charter to.
Recherche (a.) Sought out with care; choice. Hence: of rare quality, elegance, or attractiveness; peculiar and refined in kind.
Recipient (n.) A receiver; the person or thing that receives; one to whom, or that to which, anything is given or communicated; specifically, the receiver of a still.
Recipient (a.) Receiving; receptive.
Reckoning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reckon
Reckoning (n.) The act of one who reckons, counts, or computes; the result of reckoning or counting; calculation.
Reckoning (n.) An account of time
Reckoning (n.) Adjustment of claims and accounts; settlement of obligations, liabilities, etc.
Reckoning (n.) The charge or account made by a host at an inn.
Reckoning (n.) Esteem; account; estimation.
Reckoning (n.) The calculation of a ship's position, either from astronomical observations, or from the record of the courses steered and distances sailed as shown by compass and log, -- in the latter case called dead reckoning (see under Dead); -- also used for dead reckoning in contradistinction to observation.
Reckoning (n.) The position of a ship as determined by calculation.
Reclaimed (imp. & p. p.) of Reclaim
Reclaimer (n.) One who reclaims.
Reclinant (a.) Bending or leaning backward.
Reclinate (a.) Rec
Reclining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rec
Reclining (a.) Bending or curving gradually back from the perpendicular.
Reclining (a.) Recumbent.
Reclusely (adv.) In a recluse or solitary manner.
Reclusion (n.) A state of retirement from the world; seclusion.
Reclusive (a.) Affording retirement from society.
Reclusory (n.) The habitation of a recluse; a hermitage.
Recoction (n.) A second coction or preparation; a vamping up.
Recognize (v. t.) To know again; to perceive the identity of, with a person or thing previously known; to recover or recall knowledge of.
Recognize (v. t.) To avow knowledge of; to allow that one knows; to consent to admit, hold, or the like; to admit with a formal acknowledgment; as, to recognize an obligation; to recognize a consul.
Recognize (v. t.) To acknowledge acquaintance with, as by salutation, bowing, or the like.
Recognize (v. t.) To show appreciation of; as, to recognize services by a testimonial.
Recognize (v. t.) To review; to reexamine.
Recognize (v. t.) To reconnoiter.
Recognize (v. i.) To enter an obligation of record before a proper tribunal; as, A B recognized in the sum of twenty dollars.
Recoiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Recoil
Recoinage (n.) The act of coining anew.
Recoinage (n.) That which is coined anew.
Recollect (v. t.) To recover or recall the knowledge of; to bring back to the mind or memory; to remember.
Recollect (v. t.) Reflexively, to compose one's self; to recover self-command; as, to recollect one's self after a burst of anger; -- sometimes, formerly, in the perfect participle.
Recollect (n.) A friar of the Strict Observance, -- an order of Franciscans.
Recombine (v. t.) To combine again.
Recomfort (v. t.) To comfort again; to console anew; to give new strength to.
Recommend (v. t.) To commend to the favorable notice of another; to commit to another's care, confidence, or acceptance, with favoring representations; to put in a favorable light before any one; to bestow commendation on; as, he recommended resting the mind and exercising the body.
Recommend (v. t.) To make acceptable; to attract favor to.
Recommend (v. t.) To commit; to give in charge; to commend.
Recompact (v. t.) To compact or join anew.
Recompile (v. t.) To compile anew.
Recompose (v. t.) To compose again; to form anew; to put together again or repeatedly.
Recompose (v. t.) To restore to composure; to quiet anew; to tranquilize; as, to recompose the mind.
Reconcile (v. t.) To cause to be friendly again; to conciliate anew; to restore to friendship; to bring back to harmony; to cause to be no longer at variance; as, to reconcile persons who have quarreled.
Reconcile (v. t.) To bring to acquiescence, content, or quiet submission; as, to reconcile one's self to affictions.
Reconcile (v. t.) To make consistent or congruous; to bring to agreement or suitableness; -- followed by with or to.
Reconcile (v. t.) To adjust; to settle; as, to reconcile differences.
Reconcile (v. i.) To become reconciled.
Recondite (a.) Hidden from the mental or intellectual view; secret; abstruse; as, recondite causes of things.
Recondite (a.) Dealing in things abstruse; profound; searching; as, recondite studies.
Reconduct (v. t.) To conduct back or again.
Reconfirm (v. t.) To confirm anew.
Reconfort (v. t.) To recomfort; to comfort.
Reconjoin (v. t.) To join or conjoin anew.
Reconquer (v. t.) To conquer again; to recover by conquest; as, to reconquer a revolted province.
Reconvene (v. t. & i.) To convene or assemble again; to call or come together again.
Reconvert (v. t.) To convert again.
Reconvert (n.) A person who has been reconverted.
Recording (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Record
Recording (a.) Keeping a record or a register; as, a recording secretary; -- applied to numerous instruments with an automatic appliance which makes a record of their action; as, a recording gauge or telegraph.
Recovered (imp. & p. p.) of Recover
Recoveree (n.) The person against whom a judgment is obtained in common recovery.
Recoverer (n.) One who recovers.
Recoveror (n.) The demandant in a common recovery after judgment.
Recreance (n.) Recreancy.
Recreancy (n.) The quality or state of being recreant.
Re-create (v. t.) To create or form anew.
Recreated (imp. & p. p.) of Recreate
Recrement (n.) Superfluous matter separated from that which is useful; dross; scoria; as, the recrement of ore.
Recrement (n.) Excrement.
Recrement (n.) A substance secreted from the blood and again absorbed by it.
Recruited (imp. & p. p.) of Recruit
Recruiter (n.) One who, or that which, recruits.
Rectangle (n.) A four-sided figure having only right angles; a right-angled parallelogram.
Rectangle (a.) Rectangular.
Rectifier (n.) One who, or that which, rectifies.
Rectifier (n.) Specifically: (a) (Naut.) An instrument used for determining and rectifying the variations of the compass on board ship. (b) (Chem.) A rectificator.
Rectified (imp. & p. p.) of Rectify
Rectitude (n.) Straightness.
Rectitude (n.) Rightness of principle or practice; exact conformity to truth, or to the rules prescribed for moral conduct, either by divine or human laws; uprightness of mind; uprightness; integrity; honesty; justice.
Rectitude (n.) Right judgment.
Rectorate (n.) The office, rank, or station of a rector; rectorship.
Rectoress (n.) A governess; a rectrix.
Rectoress (n.) The wife of a rector.
Rectorial (a.) Pertaining to a rector or a rectory; rectoral.
Rectories (pl. ) of Rectory
Rectrices (pl. ) of Rectrix
Recumbent (a.) Leaning; reclining; lying; as, the recumbent posture of the Romans at their meals. Hence, figuratively; Resting; inactive; idle.
Recurring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Recur
Recurrent (a.) Returning from time to time; recurring; as, recurrent pains.
Recurrent (a.) Running back toward its origin; as, a recurrent nerve or artery.
Recursant (a.) Displayed with the back toward the spectator; -- said especially of an eagle.
Recursion (n.) The act of recurring; return.
Recurvate (a.) Recurved.
Recurvate (v. t.) To bend or curve back; to recurve.
Recurvity (n.) Recurvation.
Recurvous (a.) Recurved.
Recusancy (n.) The state of being recusant; nonconformity.
Recussion (n.) The act of beating or striking back.
Redacteur (n.) See Redactor.
Redaction (n.) The act of redacting; work produced by redacting; a digest.
Redargued (imp. & p. p.) of Redargue
Redbreast (n.) The European robin.
Redbreast (n.) The American robin. See Robin.
Redbreast (n.) The knot, or red-breasted snipe; -- called also robin breast, and robin snipe. See Knot.
Redbreast (n.) The long-eared pondfish. See Pondfish.
Reddening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Redden
Reddendum (n.) A clause in a deed by which some new thing is reserved out of what had been granted before; the clause by which rent is reserved in a lease.
Reddition (n.) Restoration: restitution: surrender.
Reddition (n.) Explanation; representation.
Redditive (a.) Answering to an interrogative or inquiry; conveying a reply; as, redditive words.
Redeeming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Redeem
Redeliver (v. t.) To deliver or give back; to return.
Redeliver (v. t.) To deliver or liberate a second time or again.
Redeliver (v. t.) To report; to deliver the answer of.
Redeposit (v. t.) To deposit again.
Redescend (v. i.) To descend again.
Redingote (n.) A long plain double-breasted outside coat for women.
Redispose (v. t.) To dispose anew or again; to readjust; to rearrange.
Redistill (v. t.) To distill again.
Redolence (n.) Alt. of Redolency
Redolency (n.) The quality of being redolent; sweetness of scent; pleasant odor; fragrance.
Redoubted (a.) Formidable; dread.
Redounded (imp. & p. p.) of Redound
Redrawing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Redraw
Redressal (n.) Redress.
Redresser (n.) One who redresses.
Red-short (a.) Hot-short; brittle when red-hot; -- said of certain kinds of iron.
Redstreak (n.) A kind of apple having the skin streaked with red and yellow, -- a favorite English cider apple.
Redstreak (n.) Cider pressed from redstreak apples.
Redthroat (n.) A small Australian singing bird (Phyrrholaemus brunneus). The upper parts are brown, the center of the throat red.
Reducible (a.) Capable of being reduced.
Reduction (n.) The act of reducing, or state of being reduced; conversion to a given state or condition; diminution; conquest; as, the reduction of a body to powder; the reduction of things to order; the reduction of the expenses of government; the reduction of a rebellious province.
Reduction (n.) The act or process of reducing. See Reduce, v. t., 6. and To reduce an equation, To reduce an expression, under Reduce, v. t.
Reduction (v. t.) The correction of observations for known errors of instruments, etc.
Reduction (v. t.) The preparation of the facts and measurements of observations in order to deduce a general result.
Reduction (v. t.) The process of making a copy of something, as a figure, design, or draught, on a smaller scale, preserving the proper proportions.
Reduction (v. t.) The bringing of a syllogism in one of the so-called imperfect modes into a mode in the first figure.
Reduction (v. t.) The act, process, or result of reducing; as, the reduction of iron from its ores; the reduction of aldehyde from alcohol.
Reduction (v. t.) The operation of restoring a dislocated or fractured part to its former place.
Reductive (a.) Tending to reduce; having the power or effect of reducing.
Reductive (n.) A reductive agent.
Redundant (a.) Exceeding what is natural or necessary; superabundant; exuberant; as, a redundant quantity of bile or food.
Redundant (a.) Using more worrds or images than are necessary or useful; pleonastic.
Reed-mace (n.) The cat-tail.
Reef-band (n.) A piece of canvas sewed across a sail to strengthen it in the part where the eyelet holes for reefing are made.
Reembrace (v. i.) To embrace again.
Reenforce (v. t.) To strengthen with new force, assistance, material, or support; as, to reenforce an argument; to reenforce a garment; especially, to strengthen with additional troops, as an army or a fort, or with additional ships, as a fleet.
Reenforce (v.) Something which reenforces or strengthens.
Reenforce (v.) That part of a cannon near the breech which is thicker than the rest of the piece, so as better to resist the force of the exploding powder. See Illust. of Cannon.
Reenforce (v.) (b)
Reenforce (v.) An additional thickness of canvas, cloth, or the like, around an eyelet, buttonhole, etc.
Reenforce (v.) (b)
Reenforce (v.) An additional thickness of canvas, cloth, or the like, around an eyelet, buttonhole, etc.
Reenforce (v.) An additional thickness of canvas, cloth, or the like, around an eyelet, buttonhole, etc.
Reengrave (v. t.) To engrave anew.
Reenslave (v. t.) To enslave again.
Reentrant (a.) Reentering; pointing or directed inwardds; as, a re/ntrant angle.
Reermouse (n.) See Rearmouse.
Reexamine (v. t.) To examine anew.
Reexhibit (v. t.) To exhibit again.
Refaction (n.) Recompense; atonement; retribution.
Refashion (v. t.) To fashion anew; to form or mold into shape a second time.
Refection (n.) Refreshment after hunger or fatigue; a repast; a lunch.
Refective (a.) Refreshing; restoring.
Refective (n.) That which refreshes.
Refectory (n.) A room for refreshment; originally, a dining hall in monasteries or convents.
Referring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Refer
Referable (a.) Capable of being referred, or considered in relation to something else; assignable; ascribable.
Reference (n.) The act of referring, or the state of being referred; as, reference to a chart for guidance.
Reference (n.) That which refers to something; a specific direction of the attention; as, a reference in a text-book.
Reference (n.) Relation; regard; respect.
Reference (n.) One who, or that which, is referred to.
Reference (n.) One of whom inquires can be made as to the integrity, capacity, and the like, of another.
Reference (n.) A work, or a passage in a work, to which one is referred.
Reference (n.) The act of submitting a matter in dispute to the judgment of one or more persons for decision.
Reference (n.) The process of sending any matter, for inquiry in a cause, to a master or other officer, in order that he may ascertain facts and report to the court.
Reference (n.) Appeal.
Referment (n.) The act of referring; reference.
Refitment (n.) The act of refitting, or the state of being refitted.
Reflected (imp. & p. p.) of Reflect
Reflected (a.) Thrown back after striking a surface; as, reflected light, heat, sound, etc.
Reflected (a.) Hence: Not one's own; received from another; as, his glory was reflected glory.
Reflected (a.) Bent backward or outward; reflexed.
Reflector (n.) One who, or that which, reflects.
Reflector (n.) Something having a polished surface for reflecting light or heat, as a mirror, a speculum, etc.
Reflector (n.) A reflecting telescope.
Reflector (n.) A device for reflecting sound.
Reflexion (n.) See Reflection.
Reflexity (n.) The state or condition of being reflected.
Reflexive (a.) Bending or turned backward; reflective; having respect to something past.
Reflexive (a.) Implying censure.
Reflexive (a.) Having for its direct object a pronoun which refers to the agent or subject as its antecedent; -- said of certain verbs; as, the witness perjured himself; I bethought myself. Applied also to pronouns of this class; reciprocal; reflective.
Refluence (n.) Alt. of Refluency
Refluency (n.) The quality of being refluent; a flowing back.
Re-formed (imp. & p. p.) of Re-form
Reformade (n.) A reformado.
Reformado (v. t.) A monk of a reformed order.
Reformado (v. t.) An officer who, in disgrace, is deprived of his command, but retains his rank, and sometimes his pay.
Reformist (n.) A reformer.
Refortify (v. t.) To fortify anew.
Refossion (n.) The act of digging up again.
Refounder (n.) One who refounds.
Refracted (imp. & p. p.) of Refract
Refracted (a.) Bent backward angularly, as if half-broken; as, a refracted stem or leaf.
Refracted (a.) Turned from a direct course by refraction; as, refracted rays of light.
Refractor (n.) Anything that refracts
Refractor (n.) A refracting telescope, in which the image to be viewed is formed by the refraction of light in passing through a convex lens.
Refragate (v. i.) To oppose.
Refrained (imp. & p. p.) of Refrain
Refrainer (n.) One who refrains.
Refreshed (imp. & p. p.) of Refresh
Refresher (n.) One who, or that which, refreshes.
Refresher (n.) An extra fee paid to counsel in a case that has been adjourned from one term to another, or that is unusually protracted.
Refulgent (a.) Casting a bright light; radiant; brilliant; resplendent; shining; splendid; as, refulgent beams.
Refurbish (v. t.) To furbish anew.
Refurnish (v. t.) To furnish again.
Refusable (a.) Capable of being refused; admitting of refusal.
Refutable (a.) Admitting of being refuted or disproved; capable of being proved false or erroneous.
Regarding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Regard
Regardant (v. t.) Looking behind; looking backward watchfully.
Regardant (v. t.) Looking behind or backward; as, a lion regardant.
Regardant (v. t.) Annexed to the land or manor; as, a villain regardant.
Regardful (a.) Heedful; attentive; observant.
Regarding (prep.) Concerning; respecting.
Regencies (pl. ) of Regency
Regenesis (n.) New birth; renewal.
Regentess (n.) A female regent.
Regicidal (a.) Pertaining to regicide, or to one committing it; having the nature of, or resembling, regicide.
Regiminal (a.) Of or relating to regimen; as, regiminal rules.
Registrar (n.) One who registers; a recorder; a keeper of records; as, a registrar of births, deaths, and marriages. See Register, n., 3.
Reglement (n.) Regulation.
Regmacarp (n.) Any dry dehiscent fruit.
Regnative (a.) Ruling; governing.
Regrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Regrate
Regratery (n.) The act or practice of regrating.
Regressed (imp. & p. p.) of Regress
Regretted (imp. & p. p.) of Regret
Regretful (a.) Full of regret; indulging in regrets; repining.
Reguerdon (v. t.) To reward.
Regulable (a.) Capable of being regulated.
Regularia (n. pl.) A division of Echini which includes the circular, or regular, sea urchins.
Regularly (adv.) In a regular manner; in uniform order; methodically; in due order or time.
Regulated (imp. & p. p.) of Regulate
Regulator (n.) One who, or that which, regulates.
Regulator (n.) A contrivance for regulating and controlling motion, as: (a) The lever or index in a watch, which controls the effective length of the hairspring, and thus regulates the vibrations of the balance. (b) The governor of a steam engine. (c) A valve for controlling the admission of steam to the steam chest, in a locomotive.
Regulator (n.) A clock, or other timepiece, used as a standard of correct time. See Astronomical clock (a), under Clock.
Regulator (n.) A member of a volunteer committee which, in default of the lawful authority, undertakes to preserve order and prevent crimes; also, sometimes, one of a band organized for the comission of violent crimes.
Reguluses (pl. ) of Regulus
Rehearsal (n.) The act of rehearsing; recital; narration; repetition; specifically, a private recital, performance, or season of practice, in preparation for a public exhibition or exercise.
Rehearsed (imp. & p. p.) of Rehearse
Rehearser (n.) One who rehearses.
Reichstag (n.) The Diet, or House of Representatives, of the German empire, which is composed of members elected for a term of three years by the direct vote of the people. See Bundesrath.
Reimburse (v. t.) To replace in a treasury or purse, as an equivalent for what has been taken, lost, or expended; to refund; to pay back; to restore; as, to reimburse the expenses of a war.
Reimburse (v. t.) To make restoration or payment of an equivalent to (a person); to pay back to; to indemnify; -- often reflexive; as, to reimburse one's self by successful speculation.
Reimplant (v. t.) To implant again.
Reimpress (v. t.) To impress anew.
Reimprint (v. t.) To imprint again.
Reinforce (v. t.) See Reenforce, v. t.
Reinforce (n.) See Reenforce, n.
Reinhabit (v. t.) To inhabit again.
Reinspect (v. t.) To inspect again.
Reinspire (v. t.) To inspire anew.
Reinstall (v. t.) To install again.
Reinstate (v. t.) To place again in possession, or in a former state; to restore to a state from which one had been removed; to instate again; as, to reinstate a king in the possession of the kingdom.
Reinsurer (n.) One who gives reinsurance.
Reinvolve (v. t.) To involve anew.
Reiterant (a.) Reiterating.
Reiterate (v. t.) To repeat again and again; to say or do repeatedly; sometimes, to repeat.
Reiterate (a.) Reiterated; repeated.
Rejecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reject
Rejection (n.) Act of rejecting, or state of being rejected.
Rejective (a.) Rejecting, or tending to reject.
Rejoicing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rejoice
Rejoicing (n.) Joy; gladness; delight.
Rejoicing (n.) The expression of joy or gladness.
Rejoicing (n.) That which causes to rejoice; occasion of joy.
Rejoining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rejoin
Rejoinder (n.) An answer to a reply; or, in general, an answer or reply.
Rejoinder (n.) The defendant's answer to the plaintiff's replication.
Rejoinder (v. i.) To make a rejoinder.
Relapsing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Relapse
Relapsing (a.) Marked by a relapse; falling back; tending to return to a former worse state.
Relaxable (a.) Capable of being relaxed.
Releasing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Release
Relegated (imp. & p. p.) of Relegate
Relenting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Relent
Relevance (n.) Alt. of Relevancy
Relevancy (n.) The quality or state of being relevant; pertinency; applicability.
Relevancy (n.) Sufficiency to infer the conclusion.
Reliction (n.) A leaving dry; a recession of the sea or other water, leaving dry land; land left uncovered by such recession.
Reliefful (a.) Giving relief.
Relieving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Relieve
Relieving (a.) Serving or tending to relieve.
Religieux (n. m.) A person bound by monastic vows; a nun; a monk.
Religious (a.) Of or pertaining to religion; concerned with religion; teaching, or setting forth, religion; set apart to religion; as, a religious society; a religious sect; a religious place; religious subjects, books, teachers, houses, wars.
Religious (a.) Possessing, or conforming to, religion; pious; godly; as, a religious man, life, behavior, etc.
Religious (a.) Scrupulously faithful or exact; strict.
Religious (a.) Belonging to a religious order; bound by vows.
Religious (n.) A person bound by monastic vows, or sequestered from secular concern, and devoted to a life of piety and religion; a monk or friar; a nun.
Reliquary (n.) A depositary, often a small box or casket, in which relics are kept.
Reliquiae (n. pl.) Remains of the dead; organic remains; relics.
Reliquiae (n. pl.) Same as Induviae.
Reliquian (a.) Of or pertaining to a relic or relics; of the nature of a relic.
Relishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Relish
Reluctant (a.) Striving against; opposed in desire; unwilling; disinc
Reluctant (a.) Proceeding from an unwilling mind; granted with reluctance; as, reluctant obedience.
Reluctate (v. i.) To struggle against anything; to resist; to oppose.
Relumined (imp. & p. p.) of Relumine
Remaining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Remain
Remainder (n.) Anything that remains, or is left, after the separation and removal of a part; residue; remnant.
Remainder (n.) The quantity or sum that is left after subtraction, or after any deduction.
Remainder (n.) An estate in expectancy, generally in land, which becomes an estate in possession upon the determination of a particular prior estate, created at the same time, and by the same instrument; for example, if land be conveyed to A for life, and on his death to B, A's life interest is a particuar estate, and B's interest is a remainder, or estate in remainder.
Remainder (a.) Remaining; left; left over; refuse.
Remanding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Remand
Remanence (a.) Alt. of Remanency
Remanency (a.) The state of being remanent; continuance; permanence.
Remarking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Remark
Remeasure (v. t.) To measure again; to retrace.
Remediate (a.) Remedial.
Remedying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Remedy
Remigrate (v. i.) To migrate again; to go back; to return.
Remindful (a.) Tending or adapted to remind; careful to remind.
Remissful (a.) Inc
Remission (n.) The act of remitting, surrendering, resigning, or giving up.
Remission (n.) Discharge from that which is due; relinquishment of a claim, right, or obligation; pardon of transgression; release from forfeiture, penalty, debt, etc.
Remission (n.) Diminution of intensity; abatement; relaxation.
Remission (n.) A temporary and incomplete subsidence of the force or violence of a disease or of pain, as destinguished from intermission, in which the disease completely leaves the patient for a time; abatement.
Remission (n.) The act of sending back.
Remission (n.) Act of sending in payment, as money; remittance.
Remissive (a.) Remitting; forgiving; abating.
Remissory (a.) Serving or tending to remit, or to secure remission; remissive.
Remitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Remit
Remitment (n.) The act of remitting, or the state of being remitted; remission.
Remittent (a.) Remitting; characterized by remission; having remissions.
Remontant (a.) Rising again; -- applied to a class of roses which bloom more than once in a season; the hybrid perpetual roses, of which the Jacqueminot is a well-known example.
Remontoir (n.) See under Escapement.
Removable (a.) Admitting of being removed.
Remugient (a.) Rebellowing.
Renardine (a.) Of or pertaining to Renard, the fox, or the tales in which Renard is mentioned.
Renascent (a.) Springing or rising again into being; being born again, or reproduced.
Renascent (a.) See Renaissant.
Rencontre (n.) Same as Rencounter, n.
Rendering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Render
Rendering (n.) The act of one who renders, or that which is rendered.
Rendering (n.) A version; translation; as, the rendering of the Hebrew text.
Rendering (n.) In art, the presentation, expression, or interpretation of an idea, theme, or part.
Rendering (n.) The act of laying the first coat of plaster on brickwork or stonework.
Rendering (n.) The coat of plaster thus laid on.
Rendering (n.) The process of trying out or extracting lard, tallow, etc., from animal fat.
Rendition (n.) The act of rendering; especially, the act of surrender, as of fugitives from justice, at the claim of a foreign government; also, surrender in war.
Rendition (n.) Translation; rendering; version.
Renewable (a.) Capable of being renewed; as, a lease renewable at pleasure.
Renewedly (adv.) Again; once more.
Renitence (n.) Alt. of Renitency
Renitency (n.) The state or quality of being renitent; resistance; reluctance.
Renneting (n.) Same as 1st Rennet.
Renounced (imp. & p. p.) of Renounce
Renouncer (n.) One who renounces.
Renovator (n.) One who, or that which, renovates.
Renownful (a.) Having great renown; famous.
Rentering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Renter
Repairing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Repair
Reparable (a.) Capable of being repaired, restored to a sound or good state, or made good; restorable; as, a reparable injury.
Reparably (adv.) In a reparable manner.
Reparteed (imp. & p. p.) of Repartee
Repassage (n.) The act of repassing; passage back.
Repassant (a.) Counterpassant.
Repasture (n.) Food; entertainment.
Repayable (a.) Capable of being, or proper to be , repaid; due; as, a loan repayable in ten days; services repayable in kind.
Repayment (n.) The act of repaying; reimbursement.
Repayment (n.) The money or other thing repaid.
Repealing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Repeal
Repeating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Repeat
Repeating (a.) Doing the same thing over again; accomplishing a given result many times in succession; as, a repeating firearm; a repeating watch.
Repelling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Repel
Repellent (a.) Driving back; able or tending to repel.
Repellent (n.) That which repels.
Repellent (n.) A remedy to repel from a tumefied part the fluids which render it tumid.
Repellent (n.) A kind of waterproof cloth.
Repenting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Repent
Repentant (a.) Penitent; sorry for sin.
Repentant (a.) Expressing or showing sorrow for sin; as, repentant tears; repentant ashes.
Repentant (n.) One who repents, especially one who repents of sin; a penitent.
Repercuss (v. t.) To drive or beat back; hence, to reflect; to reverberate.
Repertory (n.) A place in which things are disposed in an orderly manner, so that they can be easily found, as the index of a book, a commonplace book, or the like.
Repertory (n.) A treasury; a magazine; a storehouse.
Repertory (n.) Same as Repertoire.
Reperusal (n.) A second or repeated perusal.
Repetitor (n.) A private instructor.
Repleader (n.) A second pleading, or course of pleadings; also, the right of pleading again.
Replenish (v. t.) To fill again after having been diminished or emptied; to stock anew; hence, to fill completely; to cause to abound.
Replenish (v. t.) To finish; to complete; to perfect.
Replenish (v. i.) To recover former fullness.
Repletion (n.) The state of being replete; superabundant fullness.
Repletion (n.) Fullness of blood; plethora.
Repletive (a.) Tending to make replete; filling.
Repletory (a.) Repletive.
Replevied (imp. & p. p.) of Replevy
Replicant (n.) One who replies.
Replicate (v. t.) To reply.
Replicate (a.) Alt. of Replicated
Reportage (n.) SAme as Report.
Reposance (n.) Reliance.
Reposeful (a.) Full of repose; quiet.
Reposited (imp. & p. p.) of Reposit
Repositor (n.) An instrument employed for replacing a displaced organ or part.
Repossess (v. t.) To possess again; as, to repossess the land.
Reprehend (v. t.) To reprove or reprimand with a view of restraining, checking, or preventing; to make charge of fault against; to disapprove of; to chide; to blame; to censure.
Represent (v. t.) To present again or anew; to present by means of something standing in the place of; to exhibit the counterpart or image of; to typify.
Represent (v. t.) To portray by pictoral or plastic art; to de
Represent (v. t.) To portray by mimicry or action of any kind; to act the part or character of; to personate; as, to represent Hamlet.
Represent (v. t.) To stand in the place of; to supply the place, perform the duties, exercise the rights, or receive the share, of; to speak and act with authority in behalf of; to act the part of (another); as, an heir represents his ancestor; an attorney represents his client in court; a member of Congress represents his district in Congress.
Represent (v. t.) To exhibit to another mind in language; to show; to give one's own impressions and judgement of; to bring before the mind; to set forth; sometimes, to give an account of; to describe.
Represent (v. t.) To serve as a sign or symbol of; as, mathematical symbols represent quantities or relations; words represent ideas or things.
Represent (v. t.) To bring a sensation of into the mind or sensorium; to cause to be known, felt, or apprehended; to present.
Represent (v. t.) To form or image again in consciousness, as an object of cognition or apprehension (something which was originally apprehended by direct presentation). See Presentative, 3.
Represser (n.) One who, or that which, represses.
Reprieval (n.) Reprieve.
Reprieved (imp. & p. p.) of Reprieve
Reprimand (n.) Severe or formal reproof; reprehension, private or public.
Reprimand (n.) To reprove severely; to reprehend; to chide for a fault; to consure formally.
Reprimand (n.) To reprove publicly and officially, in execution of a sentence; as, the court ordered him to be reprimanded.
Reprinter (n.) One who reprints.
Reprobacy (n.) Reprobation.
Reprobate (a.) Not enduring proof or trial; not of standard purity or fineness; disallowed; rejected.
Reprobate (a.) Abandoned to punishment; hence, morally abandoned and lost; given up to vice; depraved.
Reprobate (a.) Of or pertaining to one who is given up to wickedness; as, reprobate conduct.
Reprobate (n.) One morally abandoned and lost.
Reprobate (v. t.) To disapprove with detestation or marks of extreme dislike; to condemn as unworthy; to disallow; to reject.
Reprobate (v. t.) To abandon to punishment without hope of pardon.
Reproduce (v. t.) To produce again.
Reproduce (v. t.) To bring forward again; as, to reproduce a witness; to reproduce charges; to reproduce a play.
Reproduce (v. t.) To cause to exist again.
Reproduce (v. t.) To produce again, by generation or the like; to cause the existence of (something of the same class, kind, or nature as another thing); to generate or beget, as offspring; as, to reproduce a rose; some animals are reproduced by gemmation.
Reproduce (v. t.) To make an image or other representation of; to portray; to cause to exist in the memory or imagination; to make a copy of; as, to reproduce a person's features in marble, or on canvas; to reproduce a design.
Re proval (n.) Reproof.
Reproving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reprove
Reptantia (n. pl.) A division of gastropods; the Pectinibranchiata.
Reptation (n.) The act of creeping.
Reptatory (a.) Creeping.
Reptilian (a.) Belonging to the reptiles.
Reptilian (n.) One of the Reptilia; a reptile.
Republish (v. t.) To publish anew; specifically, to publish in one country (a work first published in another); also, to revive (a will) by re/xecution or codicil.
Repudiate (v. t.) To cast off; to disavow; to have nothing to do with; to renounce; to reject.
Repudiate (v. t.) To divorce, put away, or discard, as a wife, or a woman one has promised to marry.
Repudiate (v. t.) To refuse to acknowledge or to pay; to disclaim; as, the State has repudiated its debts.
Repugnant (a.) Disposed to fight against; hostile; at war with; being at variance; contrary; inconsistent; refractory; disobedient; also, distasteful in a high degree; offensive; -- usually followed by to, rarely and less properly by with; as, all rudeness was repugnant to her nature.
Repugnate (v. t.) To oppose; to fight against.
Repulsing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Repulse
Repulsion (n.) The act of repulsing or repelling, or the state of being repulsed or repelled.
Repulsion (n.) A feeling of violent offence or disgust; repugnance.
Repulsion (n.) The power, either inherent or due to some physical action, by which bodies, or the particles of bodies, are made to recede from each other, or to resist each other's nearer approach; as, molecular repulsion; electrical repulsion.
Repulsive (a.) Serving, or able, to repulse; repellent; as, a repulsive force.
Repulsive (a.) Cold; forbidding; offensive; as, repulsive manners.
Repulsory (a.) Repulsive; driving back.
Reputable (a.) Having, or worthy of, good repute; held in esteem; honorable; praiseworthy; as, a reputable man or character; reputable conduct.
Reputedly (adv.) In common opinion or estimation; by repute.
Requested (imp. & p. p.) of Request
Requester (n.) One who requests; a petitioner.
Requicken (v. t.) To quicken anew; to reanimate; to give new life to.
Requiring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Require
Requisite (n.) That which is required, or is necessary; something indispensable.
Requisite (a.) Required by the nature of things, or by circumstances; so needful that it can not be dispensed with; necessary; indispensable.
Requiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Requite
Rerebrace (n.) Armor for the upper part of the arm.
Reremouse (n.) A rearmouse.
Rescinded (imp. & p. p.) of Rescind
Rescuable (a.) That may be rescued.
Rescussee (n.) The party in whose favor a rescue is made.
Rescussor (n.) One who makes an unlawful rescue; a rescuer.
Re-search (v. t.) To search again; to examine anew.
Resecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Resect
Resection (n.) The act of cutting or paring off.
Resection (n.) The removal of the articular extremity of a bone, or of the ends of the bones in a false articulation.
Reseizure (n.) A second seizure; the act of seizing again.
Resembled (imp. & p. p.) of Resemble
Resembler (n.) One who resembles.
Resenting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Resent
Resentful (a.) Inc
Resentive (a.) Resentful.
Reserving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reserve
Reservist (n.) A member of a reserve force of soldiers or militia.
Reservoir (n.) A place where anything is kept in store; especially, a place where water is collected and kept for use when wanted, as to supply a fountain, a canal, or a city by means of aqueducts, or to drive a mill wheel, or the like.
Reservoir (n.) A small intercellular space, often containing resin, essential oil, or some other secreted matter.
Reshipper (n.) One who reships.
Residence (n.) The act or fact of residing, abiding, or dwelling in a place for some continuance of time; as, the residence of an American in France or Italy for a year.
Residence (n.) The place where one resides; an abode; a dwelling or habitation; esp., a settled or permanent home or domicile.
Residence (n.) The residing of an incumbent on his benefice; -- opposed to nonresidence.
Residence (n.) The place where anything rests permanently.
Residence (n.) Subsidence, as of a sediment.
Residence (n.) That which falls to the bottom of liquors; sediment; also, refuse; residuum.
Residency (n.) Residence.
Residency (n.) A political agency at a native court in British India, held by an officer styled the Resident; also, a Dutch commercial colony or province in the East Indies.
Residuary (a.) Consisting of residue; as, residuary matter; pertaining to the residue, or part remaining; as, the residuary advantage of an estate.
Residuous (a.) Remaining; residual.
Resigning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Resign
Resilient (a.) Leaping back; rebounding; recoiling.
Resisting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Resist
Resistant (a.) Making resistance; resisting.
Resistant (n.) One who, or that which, resists.
Resistful (a.) Making much resistance.
Resisting (a.) Making resistance; opposing; as, a resisting medium.
Resistive (a.) Serving to resist.
Resoluble (a.) Admitting of being resolved; resolvable; as, bodies resoluble by fire.
Resolving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Resolve
Resolvent (a.) Having power to resolve; causing solution; solvent.
Resolvent (n.) That which has the power of resolving, or causing solution; a solvent.
Resolvent (n.) That which has power to disperse inflammatory or other tumors; a discutient; anything which aids the absorption of effused products.
Resolvent (n.) An equation upon whose solution the solution of a given pproblem depends.
Resonance (n.) The act of resounding; the quality or state of being resonant.
Resonance (n.) A prolongation or increase of any sound, either by reflection, as in a cavern or apartment the walls of which are not distant enough to return a distinct echo, or by the production of vibrations in other bodies, as a sounding-board, or the bodies of musical instruments.
Resonancy (n.) Resonance.
Resonator (n.) Anything which resounds; specifically, a vessel in the form of a cylinder open at one end, or a hollow ball of brass with two apertures, so contrived as to greatly intensify a musical tone by its resonance. It is used for the study and analysis of complex sounds.
Resorbent (a.) Swallowing up.
Resorting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Resort
Resounded (imp. & p. p.) of Resound
Respected (imp. & p. p.) of Respect
Respecter (n.) One who respects.
Respiring (p. pr. & vvb. n.) of Respire
Respiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Respite
Responded (imp. & p. p.) of Respond
Responsal (a.) Answerable.
Responsal (n.) One who is answerable or responsible.
Responsal (n.) Response.
Restiform (a.) Formed like a rope; -- applied especially to several ropelike bundles or masses of fibers on the dorsal side of the medulla oblongata.
Restiness (n.) The quality or state of being resty; sluggishness.
Restitute (v. t.) To restore to a former state.
Restitute (n.) That which is restored or offered in place of something; a substitute.
Restoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Restore
Restraint (n.) The act or process of restraining, or of holding back or hindering from motion or action, in any manner; hindrance of the will, or of any action, physical or mental.
Restraint (n.) The state of being restrained.
Restraint (n.) That which restrains, as a law, a prohibition, or the like; limitation; restriction.
Restringe (v. t.) To confine; to contract; to stringe.
Resublime (v. t.) To sublime again.
Resulting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Result
Resultant (a.) Resulting or issuing from a combination; existing or following as a result or consequence.
Resultant (n.) That which results.
Resultant (n.) A reultant force or motion.
Resultant (n.) An eliminant.
Resultate (n.) A result.
Resultful (a.) HAving results or effects.
Resultive (a.) Resultant.
Resumable (a.) Capable of, or admitting of, being resumed.
Resummons (n.) A second summons.
Resurgent (a.) Rising again, as from the dead.
Resurgent (n.) One who rises again, as from the dead.
Resurrect (v. t.) To take from the grave; to disinter.
Resurrect (v. t.) To reanimate; to restore to life; to bring to view (that which was forgotten or lost).
Retailing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Retail
Retaining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Retain
Retaliate (v. t.) To return the like for; to repay or requite by an act of the same kind; to return evil for (evil). [Now seldom used except in a bad sense.]
Retaliate (v. i.) To return like for like; specifically, to return evil for evil; as, to retaliate upon an enemy.
Retarding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Retard
Retchless (a.) Careless; reckless.
Retecious (a.) Resembling network; retiform.
Retection (n.) Act of disclosing or uncovering something concealed.
Retention (n.) The act of retaining, or the state of being ratined.
Retention (n.) The power of retaining; retentiveness.
Retention (n.) That which contains something, as a tablet; a //// of preserving impressions.
Retention (n.) The act of withholding; retraint; reserve.
Retention (n.) Place of custody or confinement.
Retention (n.) The right of withholding a debt, or of retaining property until a debt due to the person claiming the right be duly paid; a lien.
Retentive (a.) Having power to retain; as, a retentive memory.
Retentive (n.) That which retains or confines; a restraint.
Retexture (n.) The act of weaving or forming again.
Rethoryke (n.) Rhetoric.
Retiarius (n.) A gladiator armed with a net for entangling his adversary and a trident for despatching him.
Reticence (n.) The quality or state of being reticent, or keeping silence; the state of holding one's tonque; refraining to speak of that which is suggested; uncommunicativeness.
Reticence (n.) A figure by which a person really speaks of a thing while he makes a show as if he would say nothingon the subject.
Reticency (n.) Reticence.
Reticular (a.) Having the form of a net, or of network; formed with interstices; retiform; as, reticular cartilage; a reticular leaf.
Reticular (a.) Of or pertaining to a reticulum.
Reticulum (n.) The second stomach of ruminants, in which folds of the mucous membrane form hexagonal cells; -- also called the honeycomb stomach.
Reticulum (n.) The neuroglia.
Retinitis (n.) Inflammation of the retina.
Retinulae (pl. ) of Retinula
Retistene (n.) A white crystal
Retitelae (n. pl.) A group of spiders which spin irregular webs; -- called also Retitelariae.
Retorsion (n.) Same as Retortion.
Retorting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Retort
Retortion (v. t.) Act of retorting or throwing back; reflection or turning back.
Retortion (v. t.) Retaliation.
Retortive (a.) Containing retort.
Retoucher (n.) One who retouches.
Retracted (imp. & p. p.) of Retract
Retractor (n.) One who, or that which, retracts.
Retractor (n.) In breech-loading firearms, a device for withdrawing a cartridge shell from the barrel.
Retractor (n.) An instrument for holding apart the edges of a wound during amputation.
Retractor (n.) A bandage to protect the soft parts from injury by the saw during amputation.
Retractor (n.) A muscle serving to draw in any organ or part. See Illust. under Phylactolaemata.
Retreated (imp. & p. p.) of Retreat
Retribute (v. t.) To pay back; to give in return, as payment, reward, or punishment; to requite; as, to retribute one for his kindness; to retribute just punishment to a criminal.
Retrieval (n.) The act retrieving.
Retrieved (imp. & p. p.) of Retrieve
Retriever (n.) One who retrieves.
Retriever (n.) A dor, or a breed of dogs, chiefly employed to retrieve, or to find and recover game birds that have been killed or wounded.
Retriment (n.) Refuse; dregs.
Retrocede (v. t.) To cede or grant back; as, to retrocede a territory to a former proprietor.
Retrocede (v. i.) To go back.
Retroflex (a.) Alt. of Retroflexed
Retrousse (a.) Turned up; -- said of a pug nose.
Retrovert (v. t.) To turn back.
Retruding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Retrude
Retrusion (n.) The act of retruding, or the state of being retruded.
Returning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Return
Reunition (n.) A second uniting.
Revealing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reveal
Revelling () of Revel
Revelator (n.) One who makes a revelation; a revealer.
Revellent (v. t.) Causing revulsion; revulsive.
Revellent (n.) A revulsive medicine.
Revelment (n.) The act of reveling.
Revenging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Revenge
Revenging (a.) Executing revenge; revengeful.
Reverdure (v. t.) To cover again with verdure.
Reverence (n.) Profound respect and esteem mingled with fear and affection, as for a holy being or place; the disposition to revere; veneration.
Reverence (n.) The act of revering; a token of respect or veneration; an obeisance.
Reverence (n.) That which deserves or exacts manifestations of reverence; reverend character; dignity; state.
Reverence (n.) A person entitled to be revered; -- a title applied to priests or other ministers with the pronouns his or your; sometimes poetically to a father.
Reverence (v. t.) To regard or treat with reverence; to regard with respect and affection mingled with fear; to venerate.
Reversing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reverse
Reversely (adv.) In a reverse manner; on the other hand; on the opposite.
Reversing (a.) Serving to effect reversal, as of motion; capable of being reversed.
Reversion (n.) The act of returning, or coming back; return.
Reversion (n.) That which reverts or returns; residue.
Reversion (n.) The returning of an esttate to the grantor or his heirs, by operation of law, after the grant has terminated; hence, the residue of an estate left in the proprietor or owner thereof, to take effect in possession, by operation of law, after the termination of a limited or less estate carved out of it and conveyed by him.
Reversion (n.) Hence, a right to future possession or enjoiment; succession.
Reversion (n.) A payment which is not to be received, or a benefit which does not begin, until the happening of some event, as the death of a living person.
Reversion (n.) A return towards some ancestral type or character; atavism.
Reverting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Revert
Revertent (n.) A remedy which restores the natural order of the inverted irritative motions in the animal system.
Revertive (a.) Reverting, or tending to revert; returning.
Revetting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Revet
Revetment (v. t.) A facing of wood, stone, or any other material, to sustain an embankment when it receives a slope steeper than the natural slope; also, a retaining wall.
Revibrate (v. i.) To vibrate back or in return.
Reviction (n.) Return to life.
Revictual (v. t.) To victual again.
Reveiwing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Review
Revisable (a.) That may be revised.
Revivable (a.) That may be revived.
Revocable (a.) Capable of being revoked; as, a revocable edict or grant; a revocable covenant.
Revolting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Revolt
Revolting (a.) Causing abhorrence mixed with disgust; exciting extreme repugnance; loathsome; as, revolting cruelty.
Revoluble (a.) Capable of revolving; rotatory; revolving.
Revolving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Revolve
Revolving (a.) Making a revolution or revolutions; rotating; -- used also figuratively of time, seasons, etc., depending on the revolution of the earth.
Revulsion (n.) A strong pulling or drawing back; withdrawal.
Revulsion (n.) A sudden reaction; a sudden and complete change; -- applied to the feelings.
Revulsion (n.) The act of turning or diverting any disease from one part of the body to another. It resembles derivation, but is usually applied to a more active form of counter irritation.
Revulsive (a.) Causing, or tending to, revulsion.
Revulsive (n.) That which causes revulsion; specifically (Med.), a revulsive remedy or agent.
Rewarding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reward
Rewardful (a.) Yielding reward.
Sea acorn () An acorn barnacle (Balanus).
Sea adder () The European fifteen-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus spinachia); -- called also bismore.
Sea adder () The European tanglefish, or pipefish (Syngnathus acus).
Sea apple () The fruit of a West Indian palm (Manicaria Plukenetii), often found floating in the sea.
Sea arrow () A squid of the genus Ommastrephes. See Squid.
Sea beast () Any large marine mammal, as a seal, walrus, or cetacean.
Sea blite () A plant (Suaeda maritima) of the Goosefoot family, growing in salt marches.
Sea bream () Any one of several species of sparoid fishes, especially the common European species (Pagellus centrodontus), the Spanish (P. Oweni), and the black sea bream (Cantharus
Sea brief () Same as Sea letter.
Sea-built (a.) Built at, in, or by the sea.
Sea chart () A chart or map on which the
Sea cocoa () A magnificent palm (Lodoicea Sechellarum) found only in the Seychelles Islands. The fruit is an immense two-lobed nut. It was found floating in the Indian Ocean before the tree was known, and called sea cocoanut, and double cocoanut.
Sea devil () Any very large ray, especially any species of the genus Manta or Cepholoptera, some of which become more than twenty feet across and weigh several tons. See also Ox ray, under Ox.
Sea devil () Any large cephalopod, as a large Octopus, or a giant squid (Architeuthis). See Devilfish.
Sea devil () The angler.
Sea drake () The pewit gull.
Sea eagle () Any one of several species of fish-eating eagles of the genus Haliaeetus and allied genera, as the North Pacific sea eagle. (H. pelagicus), which has white shoulders, head, rump, and tail; the European white-tailed eagle (H. albicilla); and the Indian white-tailed sea eagle, or fishing eagle (Polioaetus ichthyaetus). The bald eagle and the osprey are also sometimes classed as sea eagles.
Sea eagle () The eagle ray. See under Ray.
Seafaring (a.) Following the business of a mariner; as, a seafaring man.
Sea fight () An engagement between ships at sea; a naval battle.
Sea froth () See Sea foam, 2.
Sea gauge () See under Gauge, n.
Sea goose () A phalarope.
Sea grape () The gulf weed. See under Gulf.
Sea grape () A shrubby plant (Coccoloba uvifera) growing on the sandy shores of tropical America, somewhat resembling the grapevine.
Sea grape () The clusters of gelatinous egg capsules of a squid (Loligo).
Sea grass () Eelgrass.
Sea green () The green color of sea water.
Sea-green (a.) Of a beautiful bluish green color, like sea water on soundings.
Sea heath () A low perennial plant (Frankenia laevis) resembling heath, growing along the seashore in Europe.
Sea holly () An evergeen seashore plant (Eryngium maritimum). See Eryngium.
Sea horse () A fabulous creature, half horse and half fish, represented in classic mythology as driven by sea dogs or ridden by the Nereids. It is also depicted in heraldry. See Hippocampus.
Sea horse () The walrus.
Sea horse () Any fish of the genus Hippocampus.
Sea jelly () A medusa, or jellyfish.
Sea laces () A kind of seaweed (Chorda Filum) having blackish cordlike fronds, often many feet long.
Sea lemon () Any one of several species of nudibranchiate mollusks of the genus Doris and allied genera, having a smooth, thick, convex yellow body.
Sea level () The level of the surface of the sea; any surface on the same level with the sea.
Sea loach () The three-bearded rockling. See Rockling.
Sea louse () Any one of numerous species of isopod crustaceans of Cymothoa, Livoneca, and allied genera, mostly parasites on fishes.
Sea marge () Land which borders on the sea; the seashore.
Sea mouse () A dorsibranchiate annelid, belonging to Aphrodite and allied genera, having long, slender, hairlike setae on the sides.
Sea mouse () The dunlin.
Sea onion () The officinal squill. See Squill.
Sea otter () An aquatic carnivore (Enhydris lutris, / marina) found in the North Pacific Ocean. Its fur is highly valued, especially by the Chinese. It is allied to the common otter, but is larger, with feet more decidedly webbed.
Sea peach () A beautiful American ascidian (Cynthia, / Halocynthia, pyriformis) having the size, form, velvety surface, and color of a ripe peach.
Sea perch () The European bass (Roccus, / Labrax, lupus); -- called also sea dace.
Sea perch () The cunner.
Sea perch () The sea bass.
Sea perch () The name is applied also to other species of fishes.
Sea poker () The lyrie.
Sea poppy () The horn poppy. See under Horn.
Sea purse () The horny egg case of a skate, and of certain sharks.
Sea quail () The turnstone.
Sea raven () An American cottoid fish (Hemitripterus Americanus) allied to the sculpins, found on the northeren Atlantic coasts.
Sea raven () The cormorant.
Searching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Search
Searching (a.) Exploring thoroughly; scrutinizing; penetrating; trying; as, a searching discourse; a searching eye.
Searcloth (n.) Cerecloth.
Searcloth (v. t.) To cover, as a sore, with cerecloth.
Sea robin () See under Robin, and Illustration in Appendix.
Sea rover () One that cruises or roves the sea for plunder; a sea robber; a pirate; also, a piratical vessel.
Sea scurf () Any bryozoan which forms rounded or irregular patches of coral on stones, seaweeds, etc.
Sea snail () A small fish of the genus Liparis, having a ventral sucker. It lives among stones and seaweeds.
Sea snail () Any small creeping marine gastropod, as the species of Littorina, Natica, etc.
Sea snake () Any one of many species of venomous aquatic snakes of the family Hydrophidae, having a flattened tail and living entirely in the sea, especially in the warmer parts of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. They feed upon fishes, and are mostly of moderate size, but some species become eight or ten feet long and four inches broad.
Sea snipe () A sandpiper, as the knot and dunlin.
Sea snipe () The bellows fish.
Seasoning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Season
Seasonage (n.) A seasoning.
Seasoning (n.) The act or process by which anything is seasoned.
Seasoning (n.) That which is added to any species of food, to give it a higher relish, as salt, spices, etc.; a condiment.
Seasoning (n.) Hence, something added to enhance enjoyment or relieve dullness; as, wit is the seasoning of conversation.
Sea thief () A pirate.
Sea trout () Any one of several species of true trouts which descend rivers and enter the sea after spawning, as the European bull trout and salmon trout, and the eastern American spotted trout.
Sea trout () The common squeteague, and the spotted squeteague.
Sea trout () A California fish of the family Chiridae, especially Hexagrammus decagrammus; -- called also spotted rock trout. See Rock trout, under Rock.
Sea trout () A California sciaenoid fish (Cynoscion nobilis); -- called also white sea bass.
Seaworthy (a.) Fit for a voyage; worthy of being trusted to transport a cargo with safety; as, a seaworthy ship.
Sea wrack () See Wrack.
Sebaceous (a.) Pertaining to, or secreting, fat; composed of fat; having the appearance of fat; as, the sebaceous secretions of some plants, or the sebaceous humor of animals.
Seborrhea (n.) A morbidly increased discharge of sebaceous matter upon the skin; stearrhea.
Secerning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Secern
Secernent (a.) Secreting; secretory.
Secernent (n.) That which promotes secretion.
Secernent (n.) A vessel in, or by means of, which the process of secretion takes place; a secreting vessel.
Secession (n.) The act of seceding; separation from fellowship or association with others, as in a religious or political organization; withdrawal.
Secession (n.) The withdrawal of a State from the national Union.
Secluding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Seclude
Seclusion (n.) The act of secluding, or the state of being secluded; separation from society or connection; a withdrawing; privacy; as, to live in seclusion.
Seclusive (a.) Tending to seclude; keeping in seclusion; secluding; sequestering.
Seconding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Second
Secondary (a.) Suceeding next in order to the first; of second place, origin, rank, rank, etc.; not primary; subordinate; not of the first order or rate.
Secondary (a.) Acting by deputation or delegated authority; as, the work of secondary hands.
Secondary (a.) Possessing some quality, or having been subject to some operation (as substitution), in the second degree; as, a secondary salt, a secondary amine, etc. Cf. primary.
Secondary (a.) Subsequent in origin; -- said of minerals produced by alteertion or deposition subsequent to the formation of the original rocks mass; also of characters of minerals (as secondary cleavage, etc.) developed by pressure or other causes.
Secondary (a.) Pertaining to the second joint of the wing of a bird.
Secondary (a.) Dependent or consequent upon another disease; as, Bright's disease is often secondary to scarlet fever. (b) Occuring in the second stage of a disease; as, the secondary symptoms of syphilis.
Secondary (n.) One who occupies a subordinate, inferior, or auxiliary place; a delegate deputy; one who is second or next to the chief officer; as, the secondary, or undersheriff of the city of London.
Secondary (n.) A secondary circle.
Secondary (n.) A satellite.
Secondary (n.) A secondary quill.
Secrecies (pl. ) of Secrecy
Secreness (n.) Secrecy; privacy.
Secretage (n.) A process in which mercury, or some of its salts, is employed to impart the property of felting to certain kinds of furs.
Secretary (n.) One who keeps, or is intrusted with, secrets.
Secretary (n.) A person employed to write orders, letters, dispatches, public or private papers, records, and the like; an official scribe, amanuensis, or writer; one who attends to correspondence, and transacts other business, for an association, a public body, or an individual.
Secretary (n.) An officer of state whose business is to superintend and manage the affairs of a particular department of government, and who is usually a member of the cabinet or advisory council of the chief executive; as, the secretary of state, who conducts the correspondence and attends to the relations of a government with foreign courts; the secretary of the treasury, who manages the department of finance; the secretary of war, etc.
Secretary (n.) A piece of furniture, with conveniences for writing and for the arrangement of papers; an escritoire.
Secretary (n.) The secretary bird.
Secreting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Secrete
Secretion (n.) The act of secreting or concealing; as, the secretion of dutiable goods.
Secretion (n.) The act of secreting; the process by which material is separated from the blood through the agency of the cells of the various glands and elaborated by the cells into new substances so as to form the various secretions, as the saliva, bile, and other digestive fluids. The process varies in the different glands, and hence are formed the various secretions.
Secretion (n.) Any substance or fluid secreted, or elaborated and emitted, as the gastric juice.
Secretist (n.) A dealer in secrets.
Secretive (a.) Tending to secrete, or to keep secret or private; as, a secretive disposition.
Secretory (a.) Secreting; performing, or connected with, the office secretion; secernent; as, secretory vessels, nerves.
Secretory (n.) A secretory vessel; a secernent.
Sectarian (n.) Pertaining to a sect, or to sects; peculiar to a sect; bigotedly attached to the tenets and interests of a denomination; as, sectarian principles or prejudices.
Sectarian (n.) One of a sect; a member or adherent of a special school, denomination, or religious or philosophical party; one of a party in religion which has separated itself from established church, or which holds tenets different from those of the prevailing denomination in a state.
Sectarism (n.) Sectarianism.
Sectarist (n.) A sectary.
Sectaries (pl. ) of Sectary
Sectility (n.) The state or quality of being sectile.
Sectional (a.) Of or pertaining to a sections or distinct part of larger body or territory; local.
Sectional (a.) Consisting of sections, or capable of being divided into sections; as, a sectional steam boiler.
Sectorial (a.) Adapted for cutting.
Sectorial (n.) A sectorial, or carnassial, tooth.
Secularly (adv.) In a secular or worldly manner.
Secundate (v. t.) To make prosperous.
Secundine (n.) The second coat, or integument, of an ovule, lying within the primine.
Secundine (n.) The afterbirth, or placenta and membranes; -- generally used in the plural.
Securable (a.) That may be secured.
Sedentary (a.) Accustomed to sit much or long; as, a sedentary man.
Sedentary (a.) Characterized by, or requiring, much sitting; as, a sedentary employment; a sedentary life.
Sedentary (a.) Inactive; motionless; sluggish; hence, calm; tranquil.
Sedentary (a.) Caused by long sitting.
Sedentary (a.) Remaining in one place, especially when firmly attached to some object; as, the oyster is a sedentary mollusk; the barnacles are sedentary crustaceans.
Seditious (a.) Of or pertaining to sedition; partaking of the nature of, or tending to excite, sedition; as, seditious behavior; seditious strife; seditious words.
Seditious (a.) Disposed to arouse, or take part in, violent opposition to lawful authority; turbulent; factious; guilty of sedition; as, seditious citizens.
Seducible (a.) Capable of being seduced; corruptible.
Seduction (n.) The act of seducing; enticement to wrong doing; specifically, the offense of inducing a woman to consent to unlawful sexual intercourse, by enticements which overcome her scruples; the wrong or crime of persuading a woman to surrender her chastity.
Seduction (n.) That which seduces, or is adapted to seduce; means of leading astray; as, the seductions of wealth.
Seductive (a.) Tending to lead astray; apt to mislead by flattering appearances; tempting; alluring; as, a seductive offer.
Seediness (n.) The quality or state of being seedy, shabby, or worn out; a state of wretchedness or exhaustion.
Seemingly (adv.) In appearance; in show; in semblance; apparently; ostensibly.
Seemlyhed (n.) Comely or decent appearance.
Seesawing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Seesaw
Segmental (a.) Relating to, or being, a segment.
Segmental (a.) Of or pertaining to the segments of animals; as, a segmental duct; segmental papillae.
Segmental (a.) Of or pertaining to the segmental organs.
Segmented (a.) Divided into segments or joints; articulated.
Segnitude (n.) Alt. of Segnity
Segregate (a.) Separate; select.
Segregate (a.) Separated from others of the same kind.
Segregate (v. t.) To separate from others; to set apart.
Segregate (v. i.) To separate from a mass, and collect together about centers or along
Seigniory (n.) The power or authority of a lord; dominion.
Seigniory (n.) The territory over which a lord holds jurisdiction; a manor.
Seintuary (n.) Sanctuary.
Selachian (n.) One of the Selachii. See Illustration in Appendix.
Seldshewn (a.) Rarely shown or exhibited.
Selecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Select
Selection (n.) The act of selecting, or the state of being selected; choice, by preference.
Selection (n.) That which is selected; a collection of things chosen; as, a choice selection of books.
Selective (a.) Selecting; tending to select.
Selectmen (pl. ) of Selectman
Selectman (n.) One of a board of town officers chosen annually in the New England States to transact the general public business of the town, and have a kind of executive authority. The number is usually from three to seven in each town.
Selenious (a.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, selenium; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a lower valence as contrasted with selenic compounds.
Selenitic (a.) Alt. of Selenitical
Self-bern (a.) Born or produced by one's self.
Self-heal (n.) A blue-flowered labiate plant (Brunella vulgaris); the healall.
Self-help (n.) The act of aiding one's self, without depending on the aid of others.
Selfishly (adv.) In a selfish manner; with regard to private interest only or chiefly.
Self-life (n.) Life for one's self; living solely or chiefly for one's own pleasure or good.
Self-love (n.) The love of one's self; desire of personal happiness; tendency to seek one's own benefit or advantage.
Self-made (a.) Made by one's self.
Self-uned (a.) One with itself; separate from others.
Self-view (n.) A view if one's self; specifically, carefulness or regard for one's own interests
Self-will (n.) One's own will, esp. when opposed to that of others; obstinacy.
Seljukian (a.) Of or pertaining to Seljuk, a Tartar chief who embraced Mohammedanism, and began the subjection of Western Asia to that faith and rule; of or pertaining to the dynasty founded by him, or the empire maintained by his descendants from the 10th to the 13th century.
Selvedged (a.) Having a selvage.
Semaphore (n.) A signal telegraph; an apparatus for giving signals by the disposition of lanterns, flags, oscillating arms, etc.
Sematrope (n.) An instrument for signaling by reflecting the rays of the sun in different directions.
Semblable (a.) Like; similar; resembling.
Semblable (n.) Likeness; representation.
Semblably (adv.) In like manner.
Semblance (a.) Seeming; appearance; show; figure; form.
Semblance (a.) Likeness; resemblance, actual or apparent; similitude; as, the semblance of worth; semblance of virtue.
Semiology (n.) The science or art of signs.
Semiology (n.) The science of the signs or symptoms of disease; symptomatology.
Semiology (n.) The art of using signs in signaling.
Semeiotic (a.) Alt. of Semiotic
Semiotics (n.) Semeiology.
Semiangle (n.) The half of a given, or measuring, angle.
Semibreve (n.) A note of half the time or duration of the breve; -- now usually called a whole note. It is the longest note in general use.
Semibrief (n.) A semibreve.
Semicolon (n.) The punctuation mark [;] indicating a separation between parts or members of a sentence more distinct than that marked by a comma.
Semifable (n.) That which is part fable and part truth; a mixture of truth and fable.
Semifluid (a.) Imperfectly fluid.
Semifluid (n.) A semifluid substance.
Semihoral (a.) Half-hourly.
Semilunar (a.) Shaped like a half moon.
Semilunar (n.) The semilunar bone.
Semimetal (n.) An element possessing metallic properties in an inferior degree and not malleable, as arsenic, antimony, bismuth, molybdenum, uranium, etc.
Semiimute (a.) Having the faculty of speech but imperfectly developed or partially lost.
Seminated (imp. & p. p.) of Seminate
Seminific (a.) Alt. of Semnifical
Seminoles (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians who formerly occupied Florida, where some of them still remain. They belonged to the Creek Confideration.
Seminymph (n.) The pupa of insects which undergo only a slight change in passing to the imago state.
Semiology () Alt. of Semiological
Semiotics (n.) Same as Semeiotics.
Semiovate (a.) Half ovate.
Semipagan (a.) Half pagan.
Semipedal (a.) Containing a half foot.
Semiplume (n.) A feather which has a plumelike web, with the shaft of an ordinary feather.
Semiproof (n.) Half proof; evidence from the testimony of a single witness.
Semi pupa (n.) The young of an insect in a stage between the larva and pupa.
Semisolid (a.) Partially solid.
Semisteel (n.) Puddled steel.
Semitonic (a.) Of or pertaining to a semitone; consisting of a semitone, or of semitones.
Semivocal (a.) Of or pertaining to a semivowel; half cocal; imperfectly sounding.
Semivowel (n.) A sound intermediate between a vowel and a consonant, or partaking of the nature of both, as in the English w and y.
Semivowel (n.) The sign or letter representing such a sound.
Semolella (n.) See Semolina.
Senescent (a.) Growing old; decaying with the lapse of time.
Seneschal (n.) An officer in the houses of princes and dignitaries, in the Middle Ages, who had the superintendence of feasts and domestic ceremonies; a steward. Sometimes the seneschal had the dispensing of justice, and was given high military commands.
Seniority (n.) The quality or state of being senior.
Seniorize (v. i.) To exercise authority; to rule; to lord it.
Senocular (a.) Having six eyes.
Sensating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sensate
Sensation (n.) An impression, or the consciousness of an impression, made upon the central nervous organ, through the medium of a sensory or afferent nerve or one of the organs of sense; a feeling, or state of consciousness, whether agreeable or disagreeable, produced either by an external object (stimulus), or by some change in the internal state of the body.
Sensation (n.) A purely spiritual or psychical affection; agreeable or disagreeable feelings occasioned by objects that are not corporeal or material.
Sensation (n.) A state of excited interest or feeling, or that which causes it.
Senseless (a.) Destitute of, deficient in, or contrary to, sense; without sensibility or feeling; unconscious; stupid; foolish; unwise; unreasonable.
Sensitive (a.) Having sense of feeling; possessing or exhibiting the capacity of receiving impressions from external objects; as, a sensitive soul.
Sensitive (a.) Having quick and acute sensibility, either to the action of external objects, or to impressions upon the mind and feelings; highly susceptible; easily and acutely affected.
Sensitive (a.) Having a capacity of being easily affected or moved; as, a sensitive thermometer; sensitive scales.
Sensitive (a.) Readily affected or changed by certain appropriate agents; as, silver chloride or bromide, when in contact with certain organic substances, is extremely sensitive to actinic rays.
Sensitive (a.) Serving to affect the sense; sensible.
Sensitive (a.) Of or pertaining to sensation; depending on sensation; as, sensitive motions; sensitive muscular motions excited by irritation.
Sensitize (v. t.) To render sensitive, or susceptible of being easily acted on by the actinic rays of the sun; as, sensitized paper or plate.
Sensitory (n.) See Sensory.
Sensorial (a.) Of or pertaining to the sensorium; as, sensorial faculties, motions, powers.
Sensorium (n.) The seat of sensation; the nervous center or centers to which impressions from the external world must be conveyed before they can be perceived; the place where external impressions are localized, and transformed into sensations, prior to being reflected to other parts of the organism; hence, the whole nervous system, when animated, so far as it is susceptible of common or special sensations.
Sensories (pl. ) of Sensery
Sensually (adv.) In a sensual manner.
Sentenced (imp. & p. p.) of Sentence
Sentencer (n.) One who pronounced a sentence or condemnation.
Sentience (n.) Alt. of Sentiency
Sentiency (n.) The quality or state of being sentient; esp., the quality or state of having sensation.
Sentiment (a.) A thought prompted by passion or feeling; a state of mind in view of some subject; feeling toward or respecting some person or thing; disposition prompting to action or expression.
Sentiment (a.) Hence, generally, a decision of the mind formed by deliberation or reasoning; thought; opinion; notion; judgment; as, to express one's sentiments on a subject.
Sentiment (a.) A sentence, or passage, considered as the expression of a thought; a maxim; a saying; a toast.
Sentiment (a.) Sensibility; feeling; tender susceptibility.
Separable (a.) Capable of being separated, disjoined, disunited, or divided; as, the separable parts of plants; qualities not separable from the substance in which they exist.
Separated (imp. & p. p.) of Separate
Separator (n.) One who, or that which, separates.
Separator (n.) A device for depriving steam of particles of water mixed with it.
Separator (n.) An apparatus for sorting pulverized ores into grades, or separating them from gangue.
Separator (n.) An instrument used for spreading apart the threads of the warp in the loom, etc.
Sepelible (a.) Admitting of burial.
Sepiolite (n.) Meerschaum. See Meerschaum.
Septaemia (n.) Septicaemia.
Septangle (n.) A figure which has seven angles; a heptagon.
Septarium (n.) A flattened concretionary nodule, usually of limestone, intersected within by cracks which are often filled with calcite, barite, or other minerals.
September (n.) The ninth month of the year, containing thurty days.
Septemvir (n.) One of a board of seven men associated in some office.
Septenary (a.) Consisting of, or relating to, seven; as, a septenary number.
Septenary (a.) Lasting seven years; continuing seven years.
Septenary (n.) The number seven.
Septenate (a.) Having parts in sevens; heptamerous.
Septicity (n.) Tendency to putrefaction; septic quality.
Septiform (a.) Having the form of a septum.
Septimole (n.) A group of seven notes to be played in the time of four or six.
Septulate (a.) Having imperfect or spurious septa.
Septupled (imp. & p. p.) of Septuple
Sepulcher (n.) Alt. of Sepulchre
Sepulchre (n.) The place in which the dead body of a human being is interred, or a place set apart for that purpose; a grave; a tomb.
Sepulcher (v. t.) Alt. of Sepulchre
Sepulchre (v. t.) To bury; to inter; to entomb; as, obscurely sepulchered.
Sepulture (n.) The act of depositing the dead body of a human being in the grave; burial; interment.
Sepulture (n.) A sepulcher; a grave; a place of burial.
Sequacity (n.) Quality or state of being sequacious; sequaciousness.
Sequester (v. t.) To separate from the owner for a time; to take from parties in controversy and put into the possession of an indifferent person; to seize or take possession of, as property belonging to another, and hold it till the profits have paid the demand for which it is taken, or till the owner has performed the decree of court, or clears himself of contempt; in international law, to confiscate.
Sequester (v. t.) To cause (one) to submit to the process of sequestration; to deprive (one) of one's estate, property, etc.
Sequester (v. t.) To set apart; to put aside; to remove; to separate from other things.
Sequester (v. t.) To cause to retire or withdraw into obscurity; to seclude; to withdraw; -- often used reflexively.
Sequester (v. i.) To withdraw; to retire.
Sequester (v. i.) To renounce (as a widow may) any concern with the estate of her husband.
Sequester (n.) Sequestration; separation.
Sequester (n.) A person with whom two or more contending parties deposit the subject matter of the controversy; one who mediates between two parties; a mediator; an umpire or referee.
Sequester (n.) Same as Sequestrum.
Sequestra (pl. ) of Sequestrum
Sequoiene (n.) A hydrocarbon (C13H10) obtained in white fluorescent crystals, in the distillation products of the needles of the California "big tree" (Sequoia gigantea).
Seraphina (n.) A seraphine.
Seraphine (n.) A wind instrument whose sounding parts are reeds, consisting of a thin tongue of brass playing freely through a slot in a plate. It has a case, like a piano, and is played by means of a similar keybord, the bellows being worked by the foot. The melodeon is a portable variety of this instrument.
Seraskier (n.) A general or commander of land forces in the Turkish empire; especially, the commander-in-chief of minister of war.
Serbonian (a.) Relating to the lake of Serbonis in Egypt, which by reason of the sand blowing into it had a deceptive appearance of being solid land, but was a bog.
Serenaded (imp. & p. p.) of Serenade
Serenader (n.) One who serenades.
Sergeancy (n.) The office of a sergeant; sergeantship.
Sergeanty (n.) Tenure of lands of the crown by an honorary kind of service not due to any lord, but to the king only.
Seriality (n.) The quality or state of succession in a series; sequence.
Seriation (n.) Arrangement or position in a series.
Sericeous (a.) Of or pertaining to silk; consisting of silk; silky.
Sericeous (a.) Covered with very soft hairs pressed close to the surface; as, a sericeous leaf.
Sericeous (a.) Having a silklike luster, usually due to fine, close hairs.
Sermoneer (n.) A sermonizer.
Sermoning (n.) The act of discoursing; discourse; instruction; preaching.
Sermonish (a.) Resembling a sermon.
Sermonist (n.) See Sermonizer.
Sermonize (v. i.) To compose or write a sermon or sermons; to preach.
Sermonize (v. i.) To inculcate rigid rules.
Sermonize (v. t.) To preach or discourse to; to affect or influence by means of a sermon or of sermons.
Serpented (imp. & p. p.) of Serpent
Serpentry (n.) A winding like a serpent's.
Serpentry (n.) A place inhabited or infested by serpents.
Serpulian (n.) Alt. of Serpulidan
Serpulite (n.) A fossil serpula shell.
Serranoid (n.) Any fish of the family Serranidae, which includes the striped bass, the black sea bass, and many other food fishes.
Serranoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the Serranidae.
Serration (n.) Condition of being serrate; formation in the shape of a saw.
Serration (n.) One of the teeth in a serrate or serrulate margin.
Serrature (n.) A notching, like that between the teeth of a saw, in the edge of anything.
Serrature (n.) One of the teeth in a serrated edge; a serration.
Serricorn (a.) Having serrated antenn/.
Serricorn (n.) Any one of a numerous tribe of beetles (Serricornia). The joints of the antennae are prominent, thus producing a serrate appearance. See Illust. under Antenna.
Serrifera (n. pl.) A division of Hymenoptera comprising the sawflies.
Serrulate (a.) Alt. of Serrulated
Servantry (n.) A body of servants; servants, collectively.
Serviette (n.) A table napkin.
Servilely (adv.) In a servile manner; slavishly.
Servility (n.) The quality or state of being servile; servileness.
Servitude (n.) The state of voluntary or compulsory subjection to a master; the condition of being bound to service; the condition of a slave; slavery; bondage; hence, a state of slavish dependence.
Servitude (n.) Servants, collectively.
Servitude (n.) A right whereby one thing is subject to another thing or person for use or convenience, contrary to the common right.
Serviture (n.) Servants, collectively.
Servitute (n.) Servitude.
Sessional (a.) Of or pertaining to a session or sessions.
Setaceous (a.) Set with, or consisting of, bristles; bristly; as, a stiff, setaceous tail.
Setaceous (a.) Bristelike in form or texture; as, a setaceous feather; a setaceous leaf.
Sevenfold (a.) Repeated seven times; having seven thicknesses; increased to seven times the size or amount.
Sevenfold (adv.) Seven times as much or as often.
Seventeen (a.) One more than sixteen; ten and seven added; as, seventeen years.
Seventeen (n.) The number greater by one than sixteen; the sum of ten and seven; seventeen units or objects.
Seventeen (n.) A symbol denoting seventeen units, as 17, or xvii.
Seventhly (adv.) In the seventh place.
Seventies (pl. ) of Seventy
Severable (a.) Capable of being severed.
Severally (adv.) Separately; distinctly; apart from others; individually.
Severalty (n.) A state of separation from the rest, or from all others; a holding by individual right.
Severance (n.) The act of severing, or the state of being severed; partition; separation.
Severance (n.) The act of dividing; the singling or severing of two or more that join, or are joined, in one writ; the putting in several or separate pleas or answers by two or more disjointly; the destruction of the unity of interest in a joint estate.
Sexangled (a.) Alt. of Sexangular
Sexennial (a.) Lasting six years, or happening once in six years.
Sexennial (n.) A sexennial event.
Sextaries (pl. ) of Sextary
Sextoness (n.) A female sexton; a sexton's wife.
Sexualist (n.) One who classifies plants by the sexual method of Linnaeus.
Sexuality (n.) The quality or state of being distinguished by sex.
Sexualize (v. t.) To attribute sex to.
Teachable (a.) Capable of being taught; apt to learn; also, willing to receive instruction; docile.
Teachless (a.) Not teachable.
Teacupful (n.) As much as a teacup can hold; enough to fill a teacup.
Teakettle (n.) A kettle in which water is boiled for making tea, coffee, etc.
Teaselled () of Teasel
Teaseling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Teasel
Teaseling (n.) The cutting and gathering of teasels; the use of teasels.
Techiness (n.) The quality or state of being techy.
Technical (a.) Of or pertaining to the useful or mechanic arts, or to any science, business, or the like; specially appropriate to any art, science, or business; as, the words of an indictment must be technical.
Technique (n.) Same as Technic, n.
Tectology (n.) A division of morphology created by Haeckel; the science of organic individuality constituting the purely structural portion of morphology, in which the organism is regarded as composed of organic individuals of different orders, each organ being considered an individual. See Promorphology, and Morphon.
Tectonics (n.) The science, or the art, by which implements, vessels, dwellings, or other edifices, are constructed, both agreeably to the end for which they are designed, and in conformity with artistic sentiments and ideas.
Tectorial (a.) Of or pertaining to covering; -- applied to a membrane immediately over the organ of Corti in the internal ear.
Tectrices (n. pl.) The wing coverts of a bird. See Covert, and Illust. of Bird.
Teddering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tedder
Tediosity (n.) Tediousness.
Teetering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Teeter
Tegmental (a.) Of or pertaining to a tegument or tegmentum; as, the tegmental layer of the epiblast; the tegmental cells of the taste buds.
Tegmentum (n.) A covering; -- applied especially to the bundles of longitudinal fibers in the upper part of the crura of the cerebrum.
Tegulated (a.) Composed of small plates, as of horn or metal, overlapping like tiles; -- said of a kind of ancient armor.
Telamones (n. pl.) Same as Atlantes.
Telegraph (n.) An apparatus, or a process, for communicating intelligence rapidly between distant points, especially by means of preconcerted visible or audible signals representing words or ideas, or by means of words and signs, transmitted by electrical action.
Telegraph (v. t.) To convey or announce by telegraph.
Telemeter (n.) An instrument used for measuring the distance of an object from an observer; as, a telescope with a micrometer for measuring the apparent diameter of an object whose real dimensions are known.
Teleology (n.) The doctrine of the final causes of things
Teleology (n.) the doctrine of design, which assumes that the phenomena of organic life, particularly those of evolution, are explicable only by purposive causes, and that they in no way admit of a mechanical explanation or one based entirely on biological science; the doctrine of adaptation to purpose.
Teleosaur (n.) Any one of several species of fossil suarians belonging to Teleosaurus and allied genera. These reptiles are related to the crocodiles, but have biconcave vertebrae.
Teleostei (n. pl.) A subclass of fishes including all the ordinary bony fishes as distinguished from the ganoids.
Teleozoic (a.) Having tissued composed of cells.
Teleozoon (n.) A metazoan.
Telepathy (n.) The sympathetic affection of one mind by the thoughts, feelings, or emotions of another at a distance, without communication through the ordinary channels of sensation.
Telepheme (n.) A message by a telephone.
Telephone (n.) An instrument for reproducing sounds, especially articulate speech, at a distance.
Telephone (v. t.) To convey or announce by telephone.
Telephony (n.) The art or process of reproducing sounds at a distance, as with the telephone.
Telescope (n.) An optical instrument used in viewing distant objects, as the heavenly bodies.
Telescope (a.) To slide or pass one within another, after the manner of the sections of a small telescope or spyglass; to come into collision, as railway cars, in such a manner that one runs into another.
Telescope (v. t.) To cause to come into collision, so as to telescope.
Telescopy (n.) The art or practice of using or making telescopes.
Telestich (n.) A poem in which the final letters of the
Tellurate (n.) A salt of telluric acid.
Tellurian (a.) Of or pertaining to the earth.
Tellurian (n.) A dweller on the earth.
Tellurian (n.) An instrument for showing the operation of the causes which produce the succession of day and night, and the changes of the seasons.
Telluride (n.) A compound of tellurium with a more positive element or radical; -- formerly called telluret.
Tellurism (n.) An hypothesis of animal magnetism propounded by Dr. Keiser, in Germany, in which the phenomena are ascribed to the agency of a telluric spirit or influence.
Tellurite (n.) A salt of tellurous acid.
Tellurite (n.) Oxide of tellurium. It occurs sparingly in tufts of white or yellowish crystals.
Tellurium (n.) A rare nonmetallic element, analogous to sulphur and selenium, occasionally found native as a substance of a silver-white metallic luster, but usually combined with metals, as with gold and silver in the mineral sylvanite, with mercury in Coloradoite, etc. Symbol Te. Atomic weight 125.2.
Tellurize (v. t.) To impregnate with, or to subject to the action of, tellurium; -- chiefly used adjectively in the past participle; as, tellurized ores.
Tellurous (a.) Of or pertaining to tellurium; derived from, or containing, tellurium; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a lower valence as contrasted with telluric compounds; as, tellurous acid, which is analogous to sulphurous acid.
Tempering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Temper
Temperate (v. t.) Moderate; not excessive; as, temperate heat; a temperate climate.
Temperate (v. t.) Not marked with passion; not violent; cool; calm; as, temperate language.
Temperate (v. t.) Moderate in the indulgence of the natural appetites or passions; as, temperate in eating and drinking.
Temperate (v. t.) Proceeding from temperance.
Temperate (v. t.) To render temperate; to moderate; to soften; to temper.
Tempering (n.) The process of giving the requisite degree of hardness or softness to a substance, as iron and steel; especially, the process of giving to steel the degree of hardness required for various purposes, consisting usually in first plunging the article, when heated to redness, in cold water or other liquid, to give an excess of hardness, and then reheating it gradually until the hardness is reduced or drawn down to the degree required, as indicated by the color produced on a polished
Temporary (a.) Lasting for a time only; existing or continuing for a limited time; not permanent; as, the patient has obtained temporary relief.
Temporist (n.) A temporizer.
Temporize (v. t.) To comply with the time or occasion; to humor, or yield to, the current of opinion or circumstances; also, to trim, as between two parties.
Temporize (v. t.) To delay; to procrastinate.
Temporize (v. t.) To comply; to agree.
Temptable (a.) Capable of being tempted; liable to be tempted.
Temptress (n.) A woman who entices.
Temulence (n.) Alt. of Temulency
Temulency (n.) Intoxication; inebriation; drunkenness.
Tenacious (a.) Holding fast, or inc
Tenacious (a.) Apt to retain; retentive; as, a tenacious memory.
Tenacious (a.) Having parts apt to adhere to each other; cohesive; tough; as, steel is a tenacious metal; tar is more tenacious than oil.
Tenacious (a.) Apt to adhere to another substance; glutinous; viscous; sticking; adhesive.
Tenacious (a.) Niggardly; closefisted; miserly.
Tenacious (a.) Holding stoutly to one's opinion or purpose; obstinate; stubborn.
Tenaculum (n.) An instrument consisting of a fine, sharp hook attached to a handle, and used mainly for taking up arteries, and the like.
Tenaillon (n.) A work constructed on each side of the ravelins, to increase their strength, procure additional ground beyond the ditch, or cover the shoulders of the bastions.
Tenanting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tenant
Tendering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tender
Tendinous (a.) Pertaining to a tendon; of the nature of tendon.
Tendinous (a.) Full of tendons; sinewy; as, nervous and tendinous parts of the body.
Tendonous (a.) Tendinous.
Tendriled (a.) Alt. of Tendrilled
Tenebrose (a.) Characterized by darkness or gloom; tenebrous.
Tenebrous (a.) Dark; gloomy; dusky; tenebrious.
Teneriffe (n.) A white wine resembling Madeira in taste, but more tart, produced in Teneriffe, one of the Canary Islands; -- called also Vidonia.
Tensility (n.) The quality or state of being tensile, or capable of extension; tensibility; as, the tensility of the muscles.
Tensioned (a.) Extended or drawn out; subjected to tension.
Tentacled (a.) Having tentacles.
Tentacula (pl. ) of Tentaculum
Tentation (n.) Trial; temptation.
Tentation (n.) A mode of adjusting or operating by repeated trials or experiments.
Tentative (a.) Of or pertaining to a trial or trials; essaying; experimental.
Tentative (n.) An essay; a trial; an experiment.
Tentering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tenter
Tentmaker (n.) One whose occupation it is to make tents.
Tentorium (n.) A fold of the dura mater which separates the cerebellum from the cerebrum and often incloses a process or plate of the skull called the bony tentorium.
Tenuating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tenuate
Teocallis (pl. ) of Teocalli
Tepefying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tepefy
Tephroite (n.) A silicate of manganese of an ash-gray color.
Tephrosia (n.) A genus of leguminous shrubby plants and herbs, mostly found in tropical countries, a few herbaceous species being North American. The foliage is often ashy-pubescent, whence the name.
Teraconic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained by the distillation of terebic acid, and homologous with citraconic acid.
Teratical (a.) Wonderful; ominous; prodigious.
Terebinth (n.) The turpentine tree.
Terebrant (a.) Boring, or adapted for boring; -- said of certain Hymenoptera, as the sawflies.
Terebrate (v. t.) To perforate; to bore; to pierce.
Teredines (pl. ) of Teredo
Termagant (n.) An imaginary being supposed by the Christians to be a Mohammedan deity or false god. He is represented in the ancient moralities, farces, and puppet shows as extremely vociferous and tumultous.
Termagant (n.) A boisterous, brawling, turbulent person; -- formerly applied to both sexes, now only to women.
Termagant (a.) Tumultuous; turbulent; boisterous; furious; quarrelsome; scolding.
Termatary (n.) Same as Termatarium.
Terminant (n.) Termination; ending.
Terminate (v. t.) To set a term or limit to; to form the extreme point or side of; to bound; to limit; as, to terminate a surface by a
Terminate (v. t.) To put an end to; to make to cease; as, to terminate an effort, or a controversy.
Terminate (v. t.) Hence, to put the finishing touch to; to bring to completion; to perfect.
Terminate (v. i.) To be limited in space by a point,
Terminate (v. i.) To come to a limit in time; to end; to close.
Terminism (n.) The doctrine held by the Terminists.
Terminist (n.) One of a class of theologians who maintain that God has fixed a certain term for the probation of individual persons, during which period, and no longer, they have the offer to grace.
Ternaries (pl. ) of Ternary
Terpentic (a.) Terpenylic.
Terpilene (n.) A polymeric form of terpene, resembling terbene.
Terracing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Terrace
Terremote (n.) An earthquake.
Terrenity (n.) Earthiness; world
Terrestre (a.) Terrestrial; earthly.
Terrified (imp. & p. p.) of Terrify
Territory (n.) A large extent or tract of land; a region; a country; a district.
Territory (n.) The extent of land belonging to, or under the dominion of, a prince, state, or other form of government; often, a tract of land lying at a distance from the parent country or from the seat of government; as, the territory of a State; the territories of the East India Company.
Territory (n.) In the United States, a portion of the country not included within the limits of any State, and not yet admitted as a State into the Union, but organized with a separate legislature, under a Territorial governor and other officers appointed by the President and Senate of the United States. In Canada, a similarly organized portion of the country not yet formed into a Province.
Terrorism (n.) The act of terrorizing, or state of being terrorized; a mode of government by terror or intimidation.
Terrorism (n.) The practise of coercing governments to accede to political demands by committing violence on civilian targets; any similar use of violence to achieve goals.
Terrorist (n.) One who governs by terrorism or intimidation; specifically, an agent or partisan of the revolutionary tribunal during the Reign of Terror in France.
Terrorize (v. t.) To impress with terror; to coerce by intimidation.
Tesseraic (a.) Diversified by squares; done in mosaic; tessellated.
Testacean (n.) Onr of the Testacea.
Testament (n.) A solemn, authentic instrument in writing, by which a person declares his will as to disposal of his estate and effects after his death.
Testament (n.) One of the two distinct revelations of God's purposes toward man; a covenant; also, one of the two general divisions of the canonical books of the sacred Scriptures, in which the covenants are respectively revealed; as, the Old Testament; the New Testament; -- often limited, in colloquial language, to the latter.
Testation (n.) A witnessing or witness.
Testatrix (n.) A woman who makes and leaves a will at death; a female testator.
Testicond (a.) Having the testicles naturally concealed, as in the case of the cetaceans.
Testifier (n.) One who testifies; one who gives testimony, or bears witness to prove anything; a witness.
Testified (imp. & p. p.) of Testify
Testimony (n.) A solemn declaration or affirmation made for the purpose of establishing or proving some fact.
Testimony (n.) Affirmation; declaration; as, these doctrines are supported by the uniform testimony of the fathers; the belief of past facts must depend on the evidence of human testimony, or the testimony of historians.
Testimony (n.) Open attestation; profession.
Testimony (n.) Witness; evidence; proof of some fact.
Testimony (n.) The two tables of the law.
Testimony (n.) Hence, the whole divine revelation; the sacre/ Scriptures.
Testimony (v. t.) To witness; to attest; to prove by testimony.
Testiness (n.) The quality or state of being testy; fretfulness; petulance.
Tethering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tether
Tethyodea (n. pl.) A division of Tunicata including the common attached ascidians, both simple and compound. Called also Tethioidea.
Tetradite (n.) A person in some way remarkable with regard to the number four, as one born on the fourth day of the month, or one who reverenced four persons in the Godhead.
Tetradont (a. & n.) See Tetrodont.
Tetralogy (n.) A group or series of four dramatic pieces, three tragedies and one satyric, or comic, piece (or sometimes four tragedies), represented consequently on the Attic stage at the Dionysiac festival.
Tetramera (n. pl.) A division of Coleoptera having, apparently, only four tarsal joints, one joint being rudimentary.
Tetraonid (n.) A bird belonging to the tribe of which the genus Tetrao is the type, as the grouse, partridge, quail, and the like. Used also adjectively.
Tetrapody (n.) A set of four feet; a measure or distance of four feet.
Tetrarchy (n.) The district under a Roman tetrarch; the office or jurisdiction of a tetrarch; a tetrarchate.
Tetraxile (a.) Having four branches diverging at right angles; -- said of certain spicules of sponges.
Tetrazone (n.) Any one of a certain series of basic compounds containing a chain of four nitrogen atoms; for example, ethyl tetrazone, (C2H5)2N.N2.N(C2H5)2, a colorless liquid having an odor of leeks.
Tetricity (n.) Crabbedness; perverseness.
Tetricous (a.) Tetric.
Tetrodont (a.) Of or pertaining to the tetrodons.
Tetrodont (n.) A tetrodon.
Tetroxide (n.) An oxide having four atoms of oxygen in the molecule; a quadroxide; as, osmium tetroxide, OsO/.
Tetrylene (n.) Butylene; -- so called from the four carbon atoms in the molecule.
Tettering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tetter
Tetterous (a.) Having the character of, or pertaining to, tetter.
Text-book (n.) A book with wide spaces between the
Text-book (n.) A volume, as of some classical author, on which a teacher lectures or comments; hence, any manual of instruction; a schoolbook.
Text-hand (n.) A large hand in writing; -- so called because it was the practice to write the text of a book in a large hand and the notes in a smaller hand.
Textorial (a.) Of or pertaining to weaving.
Textually (adv.) In a textual manner; in the text or body of a work; in accordance with the text.
Texturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Texture
Vedantist (n.) One versed in the doctrines of the Vedantas.
Vegetable (v.) Of or pertaining to plants; having the nature of, or produced by, plants; as, a vegetable nature; vegetable growths, juices, etc.
Vegetable (v.) Consisting of, or comprising, plants; as, the vegetable kingdom.
Vegetable (v.) Plants having distinct flowers and true seeds.
Vegetable (v.) Plants without true flowers, and reproduced by minute spores of various kinds, or by simple cell division.
Vegetable (n.) A plant. See Plant.
Vegetable (n.) A plant used or cultivated for food for man or domestic animals, as the cabbage, turnip, potato, bean, dandelion, etc.; also, the edible part of such a plant, as prepared for market or the table.
Vegetated (imp. & p. p.) of Vegetate
Vehemence (n.) The quality pr state of being vehement; impetuous force; impetuosity; violence; fury; as, the vehemence.
Vehemence (n.) Violent ardor; great heat; animated fervor; as, the vehemence of love, anger, or other passions.
Vehemency (n.) Vehemence.
Vehicular (a.) Of or pertaining to a vehicle; serving as a vehicle; as, a vehicular contrivance.
Veinstone (n.) The nonmetalliferous mineral or rock material which accompanies the ores in a vein, as quartz, calcite, barite, fluor spar, etc.; -- called also veinstuff.
Vellicate (v. t.) To twitch; to cause to twitch convulsively.
Vellicate (v. i.) To move spasmodically; to twitch; as, a nerve vellicates.
Velveteen (n.) A kind of cloth, usually cotton, made in imitation of velvet; cotton velvet.
Velveting (n.) The fine shag or nap of velvet; a piece of velvet; velvet goods.
Venatical (a.) Of or pertaining to hunting; used in hunting.
Venditate (v. t.) To cry up. as if for sale; to blazon.
Vendition (n.) The act of vending, or selling; sale.
Veneering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Veneer
Veneering (n.) The act or art of one who veneers.
Veneering (n.) Thin wood or other material used as a veneer.
Venefical (a.) Veneficial.
Vennation (n.) The act of poisoning.
Vennation (n.) Poison; venom.
Venerable (a.) Capable of being venerated; worthy of veneration or reverence; deserving of honor and respect; -- generally implying an advanced age; as, a venerable magistrate; a venerable parent.
Venerable (a.) Rendered sacred by religious or other associations; that should be regarded with awe and treated with reverence; as, the venerable walls of a temple or a church.
Veneracea (n. pl.) An extensive tribe of bivalve mollusks of which the genus Venus is the type. The shells are usually oval, or somewhat heartshaped, with a conspicuous lunule. See Venus.
Venerated (imp. & p. p.) of Venerate
Venerator (n.) One who venerates.
Venereous (a.) Venereal; exciting lust; aphrodisiac.
Venereous (a.) Lustful; lascivious; libidinous.
Vengeable (a.) Revengeful; deserving revenge.
Vengeance (n.) Punishment inflicted in return for an injury or an offense; retribution; -- often, in a bad sense, passionate or unrestrained revenge.
Vengeance (n.) Harm; mischief.
Vengement (n.) Avengement; penal retribution; vengeance.
Veniality (n.) The quality or state of being venial; venialness.
Ventiduct (n.) A passage for wind or air; a passage or pipe for ventilating apartments.
Ventilate (v. t.) To open and expose to the free passage of air; to supply with fresh air, and remove impure air from; to air; as, to ventilate a room; to ventilate a cellar; to ventilate a mine.
Ventilate (v. t.) To provide with a vent, or escape, for air, gas, etc.; as, to ventilate a mold, or a water-wheel bucket.
Ventilate (v. t.) To change or renew, as the air of a room.
Ventilate (v. t.) To winnow; to fan; as, to ventilate wheat.
Ventilate (v. t.) To sift and examine; to bring out, and subject to penetrating scrutiny; to expose to examination and discussion; as, to ventilate questions of policy.
Ventilate (v. t.) To give vent; to utter; to make public.
Ventosity (n.) Quality or state of being ventose; windiness; hence, vainglory; pride.
Ventricle (n.) A cavity, or one of the cavities, of an organ, as of the larynx or the brain; specifically, the posterior chamber, or one of the two posterior chambers, of the heart, which receives the blood from the auricle and forces it out from the heart. See Heart.
Ventricle (n.) The stomach.
Ventricle (n.) Fig.: Any cavity, or hollow place, in which any function may be conceived of as operating.
Venturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Venture
Venturine (n.) Gold powder for covering varnished surfaces.
Venturous (n.) Daring; bold; hardy; fearless; venturesome; adveturous; as, a venturous soldier.
Veracious (a.) Observant of truth; habitually speaking truth; truthful; as, veracious historian.
Veracious (a.) Characterized by truth; not false; as, a veracious account or narrative.
Veratrate (n.) A salt of veratric acid.
Veratrina (n.) Same as Veratrine.
Veratrine (n.) A poisonous alkaloid obtained from the root hellebore (Veratrum) and from sabadilla seeds as a white crystal
Verbalism (n.) Something expressed verbally; a verbal remark or expression.
Verbalist (n.) A literal adherent to, or a minute critic of, words; a literalist.
Verbality (n.) The quality or state of being verbal; mere words; bare literal expression.
Verbalize (v. t.) To convert into a verb; to verbify.
Verbalize (v. i.) To be verbose.
Verbarian (a.) Of or pertaining to words; verbal.
Verbarian (n.) One who coins words.
Verbarium (n.) A game in word making. See Logomachy, 2.
Verbenate (v. t.) To strew with verbena, or vervain, as in ancient sacrifices and rites.
Verberate (v. t.) To beat; to strike.
Verbosity (n.) The quality or state of being verbose; the use of more words than are necessary; prolixity; wordiness; verbiage.
Verdantly (adv.) In a verdant manner.
Verdigris (n.) A green poisonous substance used as a pigment and drug, obtained by the action of acetic acid on copper, and consisting essentially of a complex mixture of several basic copper acetates.
Verdigris (n.) The green rust formed on copper.
Verdigris (v. t.) To cover, or coat, with verdigris.
Verditure (n.) The faintest and palest green.
Verdurous (a.) Covered with verdure; clothed with the fresh green of vegetation; verdured; verdant; as, verdurous pastures.
Vergalien (n.) Alt. of Vergaloo
Veridical (a.) Truth-telling; truthful; veracious.
Verifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Verify
Veritable (a.) Agreeable to truth or to fact; actual; real; true; genuine.
Vermicide (n.) A medicine which destroys intestinal worms; a worm killer.
Vermicule (n.) A small worm or insect larva; also, a wormlike body.
Vermiform (a.) Resembling a worm in form or motions; vermicular; as, the vermiform process of the cerebellum.
Vermifuge (n.) A medicine or substance that expels worms from animal bodies; an anthelmintic.
Vermilion (n.) A bright red pigment consisting of mercuric sulphide, obtained either from the mineral cinnabar or artificially. It has a fine red color, and is much used in coloring sealing wax, in printing, etc.
Vermilion (n.) Hence, a red color like the pigment; a lively and brilliant red; as, cheeks of vermilion.
Vermilion (v. t.) To color with vermilion, or as if with vermilion; to dye red; to cover with a delicate red.
Verminate (v. i.) To breed vermin.
Verminous (a.) Tending to breed vermin; infested by vermin.
Verminous (a.) Caused by, or arising from the presence of, vermin; as, verminous disease.
Vernation (n.) The arrangement of the leaves within the leaf bud, as regards their folding, coiling, rolling, etc.; prefoliation.
Vernicose (a.) Having a brilliantly polished surface, as some leaves.
Vernility (n.) Fawning or obsequious behavior; servility.
Verrucose (a.) Covered with wartlike elevations; tuberculate; warty; verrucous; as, a verrucose capsule.
Verrucous (a.) Verrucose.
Versatile (a.) Capable of being turned round.
Versatile (a.) Liable to be turned in opinion; changeable; variable; unsteady; inconstant; as versatile disposition.
Versatile (a.) Turning with ease from one thing to another; readily applied to a new task, or to various subjects; many-sided; as, versatile genius; a versatile politician.
Versatile (a.) Capable of turning; freely movable; as, a versatile anther, which is fixed at one point to the filament, and hence is very easily turned around; a versatile toe of a bird.
Versifier (n.) One who versifies, or makes verses; as, not every versifier is a poet.
Versifier (n.) One who converts into verse; one who expresses in verse the ideas of another written in prose; as, Dr. Watts was a versifier of the Psalms.
Versified (imp. & p. p.) of Versify
Vertebrae (pl. ) of Vertebra
Vertebral (a.) Of or pertaining to a vertebrae, or the vertebral column; spinal; rachidian.
Vertebral (a.) Vertebrate.
Vertebral (n.) A vertebrate.
Vertebro- () A combining form used in anatomy to indicate connection with, or relation to, a vertebra, vertebrae, or vertebral column; as in vertebrocostal.
Verticity (n.) The quality or power of turning; revolution; rotation.
Vertigoes (pl. ) of Vertigo
Vesicated (imp. & p. p.) of Vesicate
Vesiculae (pl. ) of Vesicula
Vesicular (a.) Of or pertaining to vesicles; esp., of or pertaining to the air vesicles, or air cells, of the lungs; as, vesicular breathing, or normal breathing, in which the air enters freely the air vesicles of the lungs.
Vesicular (a.) Containing, or composed of, vesicles or vesiclelike structures; covered with vesicles or bladders; vesiculate; as, vesicular coral; vesicular lava; a vesicular leaf.
Vesicular (a.) Having the form or structure of a vesicle; as, a vesicular body.
Vesselful (n.) As much as a vessel will hold; enough to fill a vessel.
Vessicnon (n.) Alt. of Vessignon
Vessignon (n.) A soft swelling on a horse's leg; a windgall.
Vestibule (n.) The porch or entrance into a house; a hall or antechamber next the entrance; a lobby; a porch; a hall.
Vestibula (pl. ) of Vestibulum
Vestigate (v. t.) To investigate.
Vestigial (a.) Of or pertaining to a vestige or remnant; like a vestige.
Vestiture (n.) In vestiture.
Vestrymen (pl. ) of Vestryman
Vestryman (n.) A member of a vestry; especially (Prot. Epis. Ch.), a member other than a warden. See Vestry.
Vetchling (n.) Any small leguminous plant of the genus Lathyrus, especially L. Nissolia.
Vetturini (pl. ) of Vetturino
Vetturino (n.) One who lets or drives a vettura.
Vetturino (n.) A vettura.
Vexatious (a.) Causing vexation; agitating; afflictive; annoying; as, a vexatious controversy; a vexatious neighbor.
Vexatious (a.) Full or vexation, trouble, or disquiet; disturbed.
Vexillary () Of or pertaining to an ensign or standard.
Vexillary () Of or pertaining to the vexillum, or upper petal of papilionaceous flowers.
Vexillary (n.) A standard bearer.
Weakening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Weaken
Wealthful (a.) Full of wealth; wealthy; prosperous.
Wealthily (adv.) In a wealthy manner; richly.
Weariable (a.) That may be wearied.
Weariless (a.) Incapable of being wearied.
Weariness (n.) The quality or state of being weary or tried; lassitude; exhaustion of strength; fatigue.
Wearisome (a.) Causing weariness; tiresome; tedious; weariful; as, a wearisome march; a wearisome day's work; a wearisome book.
Weasiness (n.) Quality or state of being weasy; full feeding; sensual indulgence.
Weathered (imp. & p. p.) of Weather
Weathered (a.) Made sloping, so as to throw off water; as, a weathered cornice or window sill.
Weathered (a.) Having the surface altered in color, texture, or composition, or the edges rounded off by exposure to the elements.
Weatherly (a.) Working, or able to sail, close to the wind; as, a weatherly ship.
Wedgebill (n.) An Australian crested insessorial bird (Sphenostoma cristatum) having a wedge-shaped bill. Its color is dull brown, like the earth of the plains where it lives.
Wedgewise (adv.) In the manner of a wedge.
Wednesday (a.) The fourth day of the week; the next day after Tuesday.
Weech-elm (n.) The wych-elm.
Weepingly (adv.) In a weeping manner.
Weet-bird (n.) The wryneck; -- so called from its cry.
Weetingly (adv.) Knowingly.
Weet-weet (n.) The common European sandpiper.
Weet-weet (n.) The chaffinch.
Weighable (a.) Capable of being weighed.
Weighbeam (n.) A kind of large steelyard for weighing merchandise; -- also called weighmaster's beam.
Weighlock (n.) A lock, as on a canal, in which boats are weighed and their tonnage is settled.
Weighting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Weight
Weightily (adv.) In a weighty manner.
Weirdness (n.) The quality or state of being weird.
Welcoming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Welcome
Welcomely (adv.) In a welcome manner.
Welfaring (a.) Faring well; prosperous; thriving.
Well-born (a.) Born of a noble or respect able family; not of mean birth.
Well-bred (a.) Having good breeding; refined in manners; polite; cultivated.
Welldoing (n.) A doing well; right performance of duties. Also used adjectively.
Welldrain (v. t.) To drain, as land; by means of wells, or pits, which receive the water, and from which it is discharged by machinery.
Well-nigh (adv.) Almost; nearly.
Well-read (a.) Of extensive reading; deeply versed; -- often followed by in.
Well-seen (a.) Having seen much; hence, accomplished; experienced.
Well-sped (a.) Having good success.
Well-wish (n.) A wish of happiness.
Weltering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Welter
Wenchless (a.) Being without a wench.
Wernerian (a.) Of or pertaining to A. G. Werner, The German mineralogist and geologist, who classified minerals according to their external characters, and advocated the theory that the strata of the earth's crust were formed by depositions from water; designating, or according to, Werner's system.
Wernerite (n.) The common grayish or white variety of soapolite.
Weryangle (n.) See Wariangle.
Westering (a.) Passing to the west.
Westerner (n.) A native or inhabitant of the west.
Westwards (adv.) Toward the west; as, to ride or sail westward.
Wet nurse () A nurse who suckles a child, especially the child of another woman. Cf. Dry nurse.
Xenelasia (n.) A Spartan institution which prohibited strangers from residing in Sparta without permission, its object probably being to preserve the national simplicity of manners.
Xenodochy (n.) Reception of strangers; hospitality.
Xenomania (n.) A mania for, or an inordinate attachment to, foreign customs, institutions, manners, fashions, etc.
Xeroderma (n.) Ichthyosis.
Xeroderma (n.) A skin disease characterized by the presence of numerous small pigmented spots resembling freckles, with which are subsequently mingled spots of atrophied skin.
Xerophagy (n.) Among the primitive Christians, the living on a diet of dry food in Lent and on other fasts.
Yearnings (n. pl.) The maws, or stomachs, of young calves, used as a rennet for curdling milk.
Yellowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Yellow
Yellowfin (n.) A large squeteague.
Yellowing (n.) The act or process of making yellow.
Yellowish (a.) Somewhat yellow; as, amber is of a yellowish color.
Yellowtop (n.) A kind of grass, perhaps a species of Agrostis.
Yesterday (n.) The day last past; the day next before the present.
Yesterday (n.) Fig.: A recent time; time not long past.
Yesterday (adv.) On the day last past; on the day preceding to-day; as, the affair took place yesterday.
Yestereve (n.) Alt. of Yester-evening
Zealotism (n.) The character or conduct of a zealot; zealotry.
Zealotist (n.) A zealot.
Zebrawood (n.) A kind of cabinet wood having beautiful black, brown, and whitish stripes, the timber of a tropical American tree (Connarus Guianensis).
Zebrawood (n.) The wood of a small West Indian myrtaceous tree (Eugenia fragrans).
Zebrawood (n.) The wood of an East Indian tree of the genus Guettarda.
Zechstein (n.) The upper division of the Permian (Dyas) of Europe. The prevailing rock is a magnesian limestone.
Zemindary (n.) Alt. of Zemindari
Zemindari (n.) Same as Zamindary.
Zeuglodon (n.) A genus of extinct Eocene whales, remains of which have been found in the Gulf States. The species had very long and slender bodies and broad serrated teeth. See Phocodontia.
Zeugmatic (a.) Of or pertaining to zeugma; characterized by zeugma.
Zeuzerian (n.) Any one of a group of bombycid moths of which the genus Zeuzera is the type. Some of these moths are of large size. The goat moth is an example.
Zeylanite (n.) See Ceylanite.
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Author: Mark McCracken is a corporate trainer and author living in Higashi Osaka, Japan. He is the author of thousands of online articles as well as the Business English textbook, "25 Business Skills in English".