9 letter words whose second letter is I

Aid-major (n.) The adjutant of a regiment.

Aigremore (n.) Charcoal prepared for making powder.

Ailanthus (n.) Same as Ailantus.

Air brake () A railway brake operated by condensed air.

Air-built (a.) Erected in the air; having no solid foundation; chimerical; as, an air-built castle.

Air-drawn (a.) Drawn in air; imaginary.

Air drill () A drill driven by the elastic pressure of condensed air; a pneumatic drill.

Air level () Spirit level. See Level.

Airometer (n.) A hollow cylinder to contain air. It is closed above and open below, and has its open end plunged into water.

Air plant () A plant deriving its sustenance from the air alone; an aerophyte.

Air poise () An instrument to measure the weight of air.

Air shaft () A passage, usually vertical, for admitting fresh air into a mine or a tunnel.

Air stove () A stove for heating a current of air which is directed against its surface by means of pipes, and then distributed through a building.

Air-tight (a.) So tight as to be impermeable to air; as, an air-tight cylinder.

Air-tight (n.) A stove the draft of which can be almost entirely shut off.

Aitchbone (n.) The bone of the rump; also, the cut of beef surrounding this bone.

Aitiology (n.) See Aetiology.

Biangular (a.) Having two angles or corners.

Bibacious (a.) Addicted to drinking.

Biblicism (n.) Learning or literature relating to the Bible.

Biblicist (n.) One skilled in the knowledge of the Bible; a demonstrator of religious truth by the Scriptures.

Bicallose (a.) Alt. of Bicallous

Bicallous (a.) Having two callosities or hard spots.

Bicameral (a.) Consisting of, or including, two chambers, or legislative branches.

Bicaudate (a.) Two-tailed; bicaudal.

Bicipital (a.) Having two heads or origins, as a muscle.

Bicipital (a.) Pertaining to a biceps muscle; as, bicipital furrows, the depressions on either side of the biceps of the arm.

Bicipital (a.) Dividing into two parts at one extremity; having two heads or two supports; as, a bicipital tree.

Bickering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bicker

Bickering (n.) A skirmishing.

Bickering (n.) Altercation; wrangling.

Bicolored (a.) Of two colors.

Biconcave (a.) Concave on both sides; as, biconcave vertebrae.

Bicornous (a.) Having two horns; two-horned; crescentlike.

Bicostate (a.) Having two principal ribs running longitudinally, as a leaf.

Bicrenate (a.) Twice crenated, as in the case of leaves whose crenatures are themselves crenate.

Bicyanide (n.) See Dicyanide.

Bicycling (n.) The use of a bicycle; the act or practice of riding a bicycle.

Bicyclism (n.) The art of riding a bicycle.

Bicyclist (n.) A bicycler.

Bicycular (a.) Relating to bicycling.

Bidentate (a.) Having two teeth or two toothlike processes; two-toothed.

Biestings (n. pl.) Alt. of Beestings

Beestings (n. pl.) The first milk given by a cow after calving.

Bifarious (a.) Twofold; arranged in two rows.

Bifarious (a.) Pointing two ways, as leaves that grow only on opposite sides of a branch; in two vertical rows.

Biflorate (a.) Alt. of Biflorous

Biflorous (a.) Bearing two flowers; two-flowered.

Bifoliate (a.) Having two leaves; two-leaved.

Biformity (n.) A double form.

Bifronted (a.) Having two fronts.

Bifurcate (a.) Alt. of Bifurcated

Bifurcate (v. i.) To divide into two branches.

Bifurcous (a.) See Bifurcate, a.

Bigarreau (n.) Alt. of Bigaroon

Bigential (a.) Including two tribes or races of men.

Biggonnet (n.) A cap or hood with pieces covering the ears.

Bigotedly (adv.) In the manner of a bigot.

Bilabiate (a.) Having two lips, as the corols of certain flowers.

Bilaminar (a.) Alt. of Bilaminate

Bilateral (a.) Having two sides; arranged upon two sides; affecting two sides or two parties.

Bilateral (a.) Of or pertaining to the two sides of a central area or organ, or of a central axis; as, bilateral symmetry in animals, where there is a similarity of parts on the right and left sides of the body.

Bilboquet (n.) The toy called cup and ball.

Bildstein (n.) Same as Agalmatolite.

Bilection (n.) That portion of a group of moldings which projects beyond the general surface of a panel; a bolection.

Bilestone (n.) A gallstone, or biliary calculus. See Biliary.

Biliation (n.) The production and excretion of bile.

Bilimbing (n.) The berries of two East Indian species of Averrhoa, of the Oxalideae or Sorrel family. They are very acid, and highly esteemed when preserved or pickled. The juice is used as a remedy for skin diseases.

Bilingual (a.) Containing, or consisting of, two languages; expressed in two languages; as, a bilingual inscription; a bilingual dictionary.

Bilinguar (a.) See Bilingual.

Bilirubin (n.) A reddish yellow pigment present in human bile, and in that from carnivorous and herbivorous animals; the normal biliary pigment.

Biliteral (a.) Consisting of two letters; as, a biliteral root of a Sanskrit verb.

Biliteral (n.) A word, syllable, or root, consisting of two letters.

Billboard (n.) A piece of thick plank, armed with iron plates, and fixed on the bow or fore channels of a vessel, for the bill or fluke of the anchor to rest on.

Billboard (n.) A flat surface, as of a panel or of a fence, on which bills are posted; a bulletin board.

Bill book () A book in which a person keeps an account of his notes, bills, bills of exchange, etc., thus showing all that he issues and receives.

Billeting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Billet

Billiards (n.) A game played with ivory balls o a cloth-covered, rectangular table, bounded by elastic cushions. The player seeks to impel his ball with his cue so that it shall either strike (carom upon) two other balls, or drive another ball into one of the pockets with which the table sometimes is furnished.

Billowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Billow

Bilocular (a.) Divided into two cells or compartments; as, a bilocular pericarp.

Bimastism (n.) The condition of having two mammae or teats.

Bimembral (a.) Having two members; as, a bimembral sentence.

Bimonthly (a.) Occurring, done, or coming, once in two months; as, bimonthly visits; bimonthly publications.

Bimonthly (n.) A bimonthly publication.

Bimonthly (adv.) Once in two months.

Bindingly (adv.) So as to bind.

Binervate (a.) Two-nerved; -- applied to leaves which have two longitudinal ribs or nerves.

Binervate (a.) Having only two nerves, as the wings of some insects.

Biniodide (n.) Same as Diiodide.

Binocular (a.) Having two eyes.

Binocular (a.) Pertaining to both eyes; employing both eyes at once; as, binocular vision.

Binocular (a.) Adapted to the use of both eyes; as, a binocular microscope or telescope.

Binocular (n.) A binocular glass, whether opera glass, telescope, or microscope.

Binominal (a.) Of or pertaining to two names; binomial.

Binturong (n.) A small Asiatic civet of the genus Arctilis.

Binuclear (a.) Alt. of Binucleate

Biogenist (n.) A believer in the theory of biogenesis.

Biognosis (n.) The investigation of life.

Biography (n.) The written history of a person's life.

Biography (n.) Biographical writings in general.

Biologist (n.) A student of biology; one versed in the science of biology.

Bipalmate (a.) Palmately branched, with the branches again palmated.

Bipartile (a.) Divisible into two parts.

Bipartite (a.) Being in two parts; having two correspondent parts, as a legal contract or writing, one for each party; shared by two; as, a bipartite treaty.

Bipartite (a.) Divided into two parts almost to the base, as a leaf; consisting of two parts or subdivisions.

Bipeltate (a.) Having a shell or covering like a double shield.

Bipennate (a.) Alt. of Bipennated

Bipinnate (a.) Alt. of Bipinnated

Biplicate (a.) Twice folded together.

Biplicity (n.) The state of being twice folded; reduplication.

Bipontine (a.) Relating to books printed at Deuxponts, or Bipontium (Zweibrucken), in Bavaria.

Biradiate (a.) Alt. of Biradiated

Bird cage (n.) Alt. of Birdcage

Bird-eyed (a.) Quick-sighted; catching a glance as one goes.

Birgander (n.) See Bergander.

Birthless (a.) Of mean extraction.

Birthmark (n.) Some peculiar mark or blemish on the body at birth.

Birthroot (n.) An herbaceous plant (Trillium erectum), and its astringent rootstock, which is said to have medicinal properties.

Birthwort (n.) A genus of herbs and shrubs (Aristolochia), reputed to have medicinal properties.

Bisaccate (a.) Having two little bags, sacs, or pouches.

Biscutate (a.) Resembling two bucklers placed side by side.

Bisecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bisect

Bisection (n.) Division into two parts, esp. two equal parts.

Bisectrix (n.) The

Bisegment (n.) One of tow equal parts of a

Biseptate (a.) With two partitions or septa.

Biseriate (a.) In two rows or series.

Biserrate (a.) Doubly serrate, or having the serratures serrate, as in some leaves.

Biserrate (a.) Serrate on both sides, as some antennae.

Bisexuous (a.) Bisexual.

Bishoping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bishop

Bishoping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bishop

Bishopdom (n.) Jurisdiction of a bishop; episcopate.

Bishopric (n.) A diocese; the district over which the jurisdiction of a bishop extends.

Bishopric (n.) The office of a spiritual overseer, as of an apostle, bishop, or presbyter.

Bismillah (interj.) An adjuration or exclamation common among the Mohammedans.

Bismuthal (a.) Containing bismuth.

Bismuthic (a.) Of or pertaining to bismuth; containing bismuth, when this element has its higher valence; as, bismuthic oxide.

Bismuthyl (n.) Hydrous carbonate of bismuth, an earthy mineral of a dull white or yellowish color.

Bispinose (a.) Having two spines.

Bisulcate (a.) Having two grooves or furrows.

Bisulcate (a.) Cloven; said of a foot or hoof.

Bisulcous (a.) Bisulcate.

Bitangent (a.) Possessing the property of touching at two points.

Bitangent (n.) A

Biternate (a.) Doubly ternate, as when a petiole has three ternate leaflets.

Biting in () The process of corroding or eating into metallic plates, by means of an acid. See Etch.

Bitterful (a.) Full of bitterness.

Bittering (n.) A bitter compound used in adulterating beer; bittern.

Bitterish (a.) Somewhat bitter.

Bitternut (n.) The swamp hickory (Carya amara). Its thin-shelled nuts are bitter.

Bivalency (n.) The quality of being bivalent.

Bivalvous (a.) Bivalvular.

Bivaulted (a.) Having two vaults or arches.

Biventral (a.) Having two bellies or protuberances; as, a biventral, or digastric, muscle, or the biventral lobe of the cerebellum.

Bizantine () See Byzantine.

Cibarious (a.) Pertaining to food; edible.

Cicatrice (n.) A cicatrix.

Cicatrize (v. t.) To heal or induce the formation of a cicatrix in, as in wounded or ulcerated flesh.

Cicatrize (v. i.) To heal; to have a new skin.

Cicatrose (a.) Full of scars.

Cicerones (pl. ) of Cicerone

Ciclatoun (n.) A costly cloth, of uncertain material, used in the Middle Ages.

Cicutoxin (n.) The active principle of the water hemlock (Cicuta) extracted as a poisonous gummy substance.

Ci-devant (a.) Former; previous; of times gone by; as, a ci-devant governor.

Cigarette (n.) A little cigar; a little fine tobacco rolled in paper for smoking.

Cilicious (a.) Made, or consisting, of hair.

Ciliiform (a.) Having the form of cilia; very fine or slender.

Cimmerian (a.) Pertaining to the Cimmerii, a fabulous people, said to have lived, in very ancient times, in profound and perpetual darkness.

Cimmerian (a.) Without any light; intensely dark.

Cinchonic (a.) Belonging to, or obtained from, cinchona.

Cinctured (n.) Having or wearing a cincture or girdle.

Cinematic (a.) Alt. of Cinematical

Cineraria (n.) A Linnaean genus of free-flowering composite plants, mostly from South Africa. Several species are cultivated for ornament.

Cinereous (a.) Like ashes; ash-colored; grayish.

Cingalese (n. sing. & pl.) A native or natives of Ceylon descended from its primitive inhabitants

Cingalese (n. sing. & pl.) the language of the Cingalese.

Cingalese (a.) Of or pertaining to the Cingalese.

Cinnamene (n.) Styrene (which was formerly called cinnamene because obtained from cinnamic acid). See Styrene.

Cinnamone (n.) A yellow crystal


Ciphering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cipher

Circinate (a.) Rolled together downward, the tip occupying the center; -- a term used in reference to foliation or leafing, as in ferns.

Circinate (v. t.) To make a circle around; to encompass.

Circocele (n.) See Cirsocele.

Circuiter (n.) One who travels a circuit, as a circuit judge.

Circulary (a.) Circular; illogical.

Circulate (v. i.) To move in a circle or circuitously; to move round and return to the same point; as, the blood circulates in the body.

Circulate (v. i.) To pass from place to place, from person to person, or from hand to hand; to be diffused; as, money circulates; a story circulates.

Circulate (v. t.) To cause to pass from place to place, or from person to person; to spread; as, to circulate a report; to circulate bills of credit.


Circumfer (v. t.) To bear or carry round.

Cirrhosis (n.) A disease of the liver in which it usually becomes smaller in size and more dense and fibrous in consistence; hence sometimes applied to similar changes in other organs, caused by increase in the fibrous framework and decrease in the proper substance of the organ.

Cirrhotic (a.) Pertaining to, caused by, or affected with, cirrhosis; as, cirrhotic degeneration; a cirrhotic liver.

Cirriform (a.) Formed like a cirrus or tendril; -- said of appendages of both animals and plants.

Cirsocele (n.) The varicose dilatation of the spermatic vein.

Cirsotomy (n.) Any operation for the removal of varices by incision.

Cisalpine (a.) On the hither side of the Alps with reference to Rome, that is, on the south side of the Alps; -- opposed to transalpine.

Cispadane (a.) On the hither side of the river Po with reference to Rome; that is, on the south side.

Citigrade (a.) Pertaining to the Citigradae.

Citigrade (n.) One of the Citigradae.

Civilized (imp. & p. p.) of Civilize

Civilized (a.) Reclaimed from savage life and manners; instructed in arts, learning, and civil manners; refined; cultivated.

Civilizer (n.) One who, or that which, civilizes or tends to civilize.

Diablerie (n.) Alt. of Diabley

Diabolify (v. t.) To ascribed diabolical qualities to; to change into, or to represent as, a devil.

Diabolism (n.) Character, action, or principles appropriate to the devil.

Diabolism (n.) Possession by the devil.

Diabolize (v. t.) To render diabolical.

Diachylon (n.) Alt. of Diachylum

Diachylum (n.) A plaster originally composed of the juices of several plants (whence its name), but now made of an oxide of lead and oil, and consisting essentially of glycerin mixed with lead salts of the fat acids.

Diacodium (n.) A sirup made of poppies.

Diaconate (n.) The office of a deacon; deaconship; also, a body or board of deacons.

Diaconate (a.) Governed by deacons.

Diacritic (a.) Alt. of Diacritical

Diactinic (a.) Capable of transmitting the chemical or actinic rays of light; as, diactinic media.

Diaereses (pl. ) of Dieresis

Diaeresis (n.) Alt. of Dieresis

Diaeretic (a.) Caustic.

Diagnoses (pl. ) of Diagnosis

Diagnosis (n.) The art or act of recognizing the presence of disease from its signs or symptoms, and deciding as to its character; also, the decision arrived at.

Diagnosis (n.) Scientific determination of any kind; the concise description of characterization of a species.

Diagnosis (n.) Critical perception or scrutiny; judgment based on such scrutiny; esp., perception of, or judgment concerning, motives and character.

Diagonial (a.) Diagonal; diametrical; hence; diametrically opposed.

Dialectal (a.) Relating to a dialect; dialectical; as, a dialectical variant.

Dialectic (n.) Same as Dialectics.

Dialectic (a.) Alt. of Dialectical

Dialector (n.) One skilled in dialectics.

Dialogism (n.) An imaginary speech or discussion between two or more; dialogue.

Dialogist (n.) A speaker in a dialogue.

Dialogist (n.) A writer of dialogues.

Dialogite (n.) Native carbonate of manganese; rhodochrosite.

Dialogize (v. t.) To discourse in dialogue.

Dialyzate (n.) The material subjected to dialysis.

Dialyzing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dialyze

Diamagnet (n.) A body having diamagnetic polarity.

Diametral (a.) Pertaining to a diameter; diametrical.

Diametral (n.) A diameter.

Diametric (a.) Alt. of Diametrical

Diamonded (a.) Having figures like a diamond or lozenge.

Diamonded (a.) Adorned with diamonds; diamondized.

Diamylene (n.) A liquid hydrocarbon, C10H20, of the ethylene series, regarded as a polymeric form of amylene.

Diandrian (a.) Diandrous.

Diandrous (n.) Of or pertaining to the class Diandria; having two stamens.

Dianoetic (a.) Pertaining to the discursive faculty, its acts or products.

Diapering (n.) Same as Diaper, n., 2.

Diaphaned (a.) Transparent or translucent.

Diaphanic (a.) Having power to transmit light; transparent; diaphanous.

Diaphanie (n.) The art of imitating //ined glass with translucent paper.

Diaphonic (a.) Alt. of Diaphonical

Diaphragm (n.) A dividing membrane or thin partition, commonly with an opening through it.

Diaphragm (n.) The muscular and tendinous partition separating the cavity of the chest from that of the abdomen; the midriff.

Diaphragm (n.) A calcareous plate which divides the cavity of certain shells into two parts.

Diaphragm (n.) A plate with an opening, which is generally circular, used in instruments to cut off marginal portions of a beam of light, as at the focus of a telescope.

Diaphragm (n.) A partition in any compartment, for various purposes.

Diaphysis (n.) An abnormal prolongation of the axis of inflorescence.

Diaphysis (n.) The shaft, or main part, of a bone, which is first ossified.

Diarrhoea (n.) A morbidly frequent and profuse discharge of loose or fluid evacuations from the intestines, without tenesmus; a purging or looseness of the bowels; a flux.

Diarrheal (a.) Alt. of Diarrhoeal

Diastasic (a.) Pertaining to, or consisting of, diastase; as, diastasic ferment.

Diastasis (n.) A forcible of bones without fracture.

Diastatic (a.) Relating to diastase; having the properties of diastase; effecting the conversion of starch into sugar.

Diastolic (a.) Of or pertaining to diastole.

Diathesis (n.) Bodily condition or constitution, esp. a morbid habit which predisposes to a particular disease, or class of diseases.

Diathetic (a.) Pertaining to, or dependent on, a diathesis or special constitution of the body; as, diathetic disease.

Diatomous (a.) Having a single, distinct, diagonal cleavage; -- said of crystals.

Diazeutic (a.) Disjoining two fourths; as, the diazeutic tone, which, like that from F to G in modern music, lay between two fourths, and, being joined to either, made a fifth.

Diazotize (v. t.) To subject to such reactions or processes that diazo compounds, or their derivatives, shall be produced by chemical exchange or substitution.

Dicacious (a.) Talkative; pert; saucy.

Dicastery (n.) A court of justice; judgment hall.

Dichastic (a.) Capable of subdividing spontaneously.

Dichogamy (n.) The condition of certain species of plants, in which the stamens and pistil do not mature simultaneously, so that these plants can never fertilize themselves.

Dichotomy (n.) A cutting in two; a division.

Dichotomy (n.) Division or distribution of genera into two species; division into two subordinate parts.

Dichotomy (n.) That phase of the moon in which it appears bisected, or shows only half its disk, as at the quadratures.

Dichotomy (n.) Successive division and subdivision, as of a stem of a plant or a vein of the body, into two parts as it proceeds from its origin; successive bifurcation.

Dichotomy (n.) The place where a stem or vein is forked.

Dichotomy (n.) Division into two; especially, the division of a class into two subclasses opposed to each other by contradiction, as the division of the term man into white and not white.

Dichroism (n.) The property of presenting different colors by transmitted light, when viewed in two different directions, the colors being unlike in the direction of unlike or unequal axes.

Dichroite (n.) Iolite; -- so called from its presenting two different colors when viewed in two different directions. See Iolite.

Dichromic (a.) Furnishing or giving two colors; -- said of defective vision, in which all the compound colors are resolvable into two elements instead of three.

Dichroous (a.) Dichroic.

Diclinous (a.) Having the stamens and pistils in separate flowers.

Dicoccous (a.) Composed of two coherent, one-seeded carpels; as, a dicoccous capsule.

Dicrotous (a.) Dicrotic.

Dicrotism (n.) A condition in which there are two beats or waves of the arterial pulse to each beat of the heart.

Dictamnus (n.) A suffrutescent, D. Fraxinella (the only species), with strong perfume and showy flowers. The volatile oil of the leaves is highly inflammable.

Dictating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dictate

Dictation (n.) The act of dictating; the act or practice of prescribing; also that which is dictated.

Dictation (n.) The speaking to, or the giving orders to, in an overbearing manner; authoritative utterance; as, his habit, even with friends, was that of dictation.

Dictatory (a.) Dogmatical; overbearing; dictatorial.

Dictatrix (n.) A dictatress.

Dictature (n.) Office of a dictator; dictatorship.

Dictyogen (n.) A plant with net-veined leaves, and monocotyledonous embryos, belonging to the class Dictyogenae, proposed by Lindley for the orders Dioscoreaceae, Smilaceae, Trilliaceae, etc.

Dicyanide (n.) A compound of a binary type containing two cyanogen groups or radicals; -- called also bicyanide.

Dicyemata (n. pl.) An order of worms parasitic in cephalopods. They are remarkable for the extreme simplicity of their structure. The embryo exists in two forms.

Didactics (n.) The art or science of teaching.

Didelphia (n. pl.) The subclass of Mammalia which includes the marsupials. See Marsupialia.

Didelphic (a.) Having the uterus double; of or pertaining to the Didelphia.

Didelphid (a.) Same as Didelphic.

Didelphid (n.) A marsupial animal.

Didelphyc (a.) Same as Didelphic.

Didrachma (n.) A two-drachma piece; an ancient Greek silver coin, worth nearly forty cents.

Diduction (n.) The act of drawing apart; separation.

Didynamia (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of plants having four stamens disposed in pairs of unequal length.

Diesinker (n.) An engraver of dies for stamping coins, medals, etc.

Dies Irae () Day of wrath; -- the name and beginning of a famous mediaeval Latin hymn on the Last Judgment.

Dietarian (n.) One who lives in accordance with prescribed rules for diet; a dieter.

Dietaries (pl. ) of Dietary

Dietetics (n.) That part of the medical or hygienic art which relates to diet or food; rules for diet.

Dietetist (n.) A physician who applies the rules of dietetics to the cure of diseases.

Dietitian (n.) One skilled in dietetics.

Differing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Differ

Different (a.) Distinct; separate; not the same; other.

Different (a.) Of various or contrary nature, form, or quality; partially or totally unlike; dissimilar; as, different kinds of food or drink; different states of health; different shapes; different degrees of excellence.

Difficile (a.) Difficult; hard to manage; stubborn.

Difficult (a.) Hard to do or to make; beset with difficulty; attended with labor, trouble, or pains; not easy; arduous.

Difficult (a.) Hard to manage or to please; not easily wrought upon; austere; stubborn; as, a difficult person.

Difficult (v. t.) To render difficult; to impede; to perplex.

Diffident (a.) Wanting confidence in others; distrustful.

Diffident (a.) Wanting confidence in one's self; distrustful of one's own powers; not self-reliant; timid; modest; bashful; characterized by modest reserve.

Diffluent (a.) Flowing apart or off; dissolving; not fixed.

Diffusate (n.) Material which, in the process of catalysis, has diffused or passed through the separating membrane.

Diffusing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Diffuse

Diffusely (adv.) In a diffuse manner.

Diffusion (n.) The act of diffusing, or the state of being diffused; a spreading; extension; dissemination; circulation; dispersion.

Diffusion (n.) The act of passing by osmosis through animal membranes, as in the distribution of poisons, gases, etc., through the body. Unlike absorption, diffusion may go on after death, that is, after the blood ceases to circulate.

Diffusive (a.) Having the quality of diffusing; capable of spreading every way by flowing; spreading widely; widely reaching; copious; diffuse.

Digammate (a.) Alt. of Digammated

Digastric (a.) Having two bellies; biventral; -- applied to muscles which are fleshy at each end and have a tendon in the middle, and esp. to the muscle which pulls down the lower jaw.

Digastric (a.) Pertaining to the digastric muscle of the lower jaw; as, the digastric nerves.

Digenesis (n.) The faculty of multiplying in two ways; -- by ova fecundated by spermatic fluid, and asexually, as by buds. See Parthenogenesis.

Digesting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Digest

Digestion (n.) The act or process of digesting; reduction to order; classification; thoughtful consideration.

Digestion (n.) The conversion of food, in the stomach and intestines, into soluble and diffusible products, capable of being absorbed by the blood.

Digestion (n.) Generation of pus; suppuration.

Digestive (a.) Pertaining to digestion; having the power to cause or promote digestion; as, the digestive ferments.

Digestive (n.) That which aids digestion, as a food or medicine.

Digestive (n.) A substance which, when applied to a wound or ulcer, promotes suppuration.

Digestive (n.) A tonic.

Digesture (n.) Digestion.

Digitalis (n.) A genus of plants including the foxglove.

Digitalis (n.) The dried leaves of the purple foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), used in heart disease, disturbance of the circulation, etc.

Digitated (a.) Having several leaflets arranged, like the fingers of the hand, at the extremity of a stem or petiole. Also, in general, characterized by digitation.

Dignation (n.) The act of thinking worthy; honor.

Dignified (a.) Marked with dignity; stately; as, a dignified judge.

Dignified (imp. & p. p.) of Dignify

Dignitary (n.) One who possesses exalted rank or holds a position of dignity or honor; especially, one who holds an ecclesiastical rank above that of a parochial priest or clergyman.

Dignities (pl. ) of Dignity

Dignotion (n.) Distinguishing mark; diagnostic.

Digraphic (a.) Of or pertaining to a digraph.

Digressed (imp. & p. p.) of Digress

Dilaniate (v. t.) To rend in pieces; to tear.

Dilatable (a.) Capable of expansion; that may be dilated; -- opposed to contractible; as, the lungs are dilatable by the force of air; air is dilatable by heat.

Dilatator (n.) A muscle which dilates any part; a dilator.

Dilatedly (adv.) In a dilated manner.

Dilection (n.) Love; choice.

Dilettant (a.) Of or pertaining to dilettanteism; amateur; as, dilettant speculation.

Dilettant (n.) A dilettante.

Diligence (n.) The quality of being diligent; carefulness; careful attention; -- the opposite of negligence.

Diligence (n.) Interested and persevering application; devoted and painstaking effort to accomplish what is undertaken; assiduity in service.

Diligence (n.) Process by which persons, lands, or effects are seized for debt; process for enforcing the attendance of witnesses or the production of writings.

Diligence (n.) A four-wheeled public stagecoach, used in France.

Diligency (n.) Diligence; care; persevering endeavor.

Dilogical (a.) Ambiguous; of double meaning.

Diluviate (v. i.) To run as a flood.

Diluviums (pl. ) of Diluvium

Dimension (n.) Measure in a single

Dimension (n.) Extent; reach; scope; importance; as, a project of large dimensions.

Dimension (n.) The degree of manifoldness of a quantity; as, time is quantity having one dimension; volume has three dimensions, relative to extension.

Dimension (n.) A literal factor, as numbered in characterizing a term. The term dimensions forms with the cardinal numbers a phrase equivalent to degree with the ordinal; thus, a2b2c is a term of five dimensions, or of the fifth degree.

Dimension (n.) The manifoldness with which the fundamental units of time, length, and mass are involved in determining the units of other physical quantities.

Dimensity (n.) Dimension.

Dimensive (a.) Without dimensions; marking dimensions or the limits.

Dimidiate (a.) Divided into two equal parts; reduced to half in shape or form.

Dimidiate (a.) Consisting of only one half of what the normal condition requires; having the appearance of lacking one half; as, a dimidiate leaf, which has only one side developed.

Dimidiate (a.) Having the organs of one side, or half, different in function from the corresponding organs on the other side; as, dimidiate hermaphroditism.

Dimidiate (v. t.) To divide into two equal parts.

Dimidiate (v. t.) To represent the half of; to halve.

Diminuent (a.) Lessening.

Diminutal (a.) Indicating or causing diminution.

Dimission (n.) Leave to depart; a dismissing.

Dimissory (a.) Sending away; dismissing to another jurisdiction; granting leave to depart.

Dimorphic (a.) Having the property of dimorphism; dimorphous.

Dimyarian (a.) Like or pertaining to the Dimya.

Dimyarian (n.) One of the Dimya.

Diner-out (n.) One who often takes his dinner away from home, or in company.

Dinetical (a.) Revolving on an axis.

Dinginess (n.) Quality of being dingy; a dusky hue.

Dinoceras (n.) A genus of large extinct Eocene mammals from Wyoming; -- called also Uintatherium. See Illustration in Appendix.

Dinothere (n.) Alt. of Dinotherium

Dioecious (a.) Having the sexes in two separate individuals; -- applied to plants in which the female flowers occur on one individual and the male flowers on another of the same species, and to animals in which the ovum is produced by one individual and the sperm cell by another; -- opposed to monoecious.

Dionysian (a.) Relating to Dionysius, a monk of the 6th century; as, the Dionysian, or Christian, era.

Dioptrics (n.) The science of the refraction of light; that part of geometrical optics which treats of the laws of the refraction of light in passing from one medium into another, or through different mediums, as air, water, or glass, and esp. through different lenses; -- distinguished from catoptrics, which refers to reflected light.

Dioristic (a.) Distinguishing; distinctive; defining.

Dioscorea (n.) A genus of plants. See Yam.

Dioxindol (n.) A white, crystal

Dipaschal (a.) Including two passovers.

Diphthong (n.) A coalition or union of two vowel sounds pronounced in one syllable; as, ou in out, oi in noise; -- called a proper diphthong.

Diphthong (n.) A vowel digraph; a union of two vowels in the same syllable, only one of them being sounded; as, ai in rain, eo in people; -- called an improper diphthong.

Diphthong (v. t.) To form or pronounce as a diphthong; diphthongize.

Diploetic (a.) Diploic.

Diplomacy (n.) The art and practice of conducting negotiations between nations (particularly in securing treaties), including the methods and forms usually employed.

Diplomacy (n.) Dexterity or skill in securing advantages; tact.

Diplomacy (n.) The body of ministers or envoys resident at a court; the diplomatic body.

Diplomate (n.) A diplomatist.

Diplomate (v. t.) To invest with a title o/ privilege by diploma.

Diplopoda (n. pl.) An order of myriapods having two pairs of legs on each segment; the Chilognatha.

Dipterous (a.) Having two wings, as certain insects; belonging to the order Diptera.

Dipterous (a.) Having two wings; two-winged.

Dipyridil (n.) A crystal

Directing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Direct

Direction (n.) The act of directing, of aiming, regulating, guiding, or ordering; guidance; management; superintendence; administration; as, the direction o/ public affairs or of a bank.

Direction (n.) That which is imposed by directing; a guiding or authoritative instruction; prescription; order; command; as, he grave directions to the servants.

Direction (n.) The name and residence of a person to whom any thing is sent, written upon the thing sent; superscription; address; as, the direction of a letter.

Direction (n.) The

Direction (n.) The body of managers of a corporation or enterprise; board of directors.

Direction (n.) The pointing of a piece with reference to an imaginary vertical axis; -- distinguished from elevation. The direction is given when the plane of sight passes through the object.

Directive (a.) Having power to direct; tending to direct, guide, or govern; showing the way.

Directive (a.) Able to be directed; manageable.

Directory (a.) Containing directions; enjoining; instructing; directorial.

Directory (n.) A collection or body of directions, rules, or ordinances; esp., a book of directions for the conduct of worship; as, the Directory used by the nonconformists instead of the Prayer Book.

Directory (n.) A book containing the names and residences of the inhabitants of any place, or of classes of them; an address book; as, a business directory.

Directory (n.) A body of directors; board of management; especially, a committee which held executive power in France under the first republic.

Directory (n.) Direction; guide.

Directrix (n.) A directress.

Directrix (n.) A

Directrix (n.) A straight

Direption (n.) The act of plundering, despoiling, or snatching away.

Dirigible (a.) Capable of being directed; steerable; as, a dirigible balloon.

Dirtiness (n.) The state of being dirty; filthiness; foulness; nastiness; baseness; sordidness.

Diruption (a.) Disruption.

Disabling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disable

Disabused (imp. & p. p.) of Disabuse

Disaccord (v. i.) To refuse to assent.

Disaccord (n.) Disagreement.

Disadvise (v. t.) To advise against; to dissuade from.

Disaffect (v. t.) To alienate or diminish the affection of; to make unfriendly or less friendly; to fill with discontent and unfriend

Disaffect (v. t.) To disturb the functions of; to disorder.

Disaffect (v. t.) To lack affection for; to be alienated from, or indisposed toward; to dislike.

Disaffirm (v. t.) To assert the contrary of; to contradict; to deny; -- said of that which has been asserted.

Disaffirm (v. t.) To refuse to confirm; to annul, as a judicial decision, by a contrary judgment of a superior tribunal.

Disagreed (imp. & p. p.) of Disagree

Disagreer (n.) One who disagrees.

Disanchor (v. t. & i.) To raise the anchor of, as a ship; to weigh anchor.

Disanoint (v. t.) To invalidate the consecration of; as, to disanoint a king.

Disappear (v. i.) To cease to appear or to be perceived; to pass from view, gradually or suddenly; to vanish; to be no longer seen; as, darkness disappears at the approach of light; a ship disappears as she sails from port.

Disappear (v. i.) To cease to be or exist; as, the epidemic has disappeared.

Disarming (imp. & p. p.) of Disarm

Disarming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disarm

Disassent (v. i.) To dissent.

Disassent (n.) Dissent.

Disattire (v. t.) To unrobe; to undress.

Disavouch (v. t.) To disavow.

Disavowed (imp. & p. p.) of Disavow

Disavowal (n.) The act of disavowing, disclaiming, or disowning; rejection and denial.

Disavower (n.) One who disavows.

Disbanded (imp. & p. p.) of Disband

Disbarred (imp. & p. p.) of Disbar

Disbecome (v. t.) To misbecome.

Disbelief (n.) The act of disbelieving;; a state of the mind in which one is fully persuaded that an opinion, assertion, or doctrine is not true; refusal of assent, credit, or credence; denial of belief.

Disbodied (a.) Disembodied.

Disbranch (v.) To divest of a branch or branches; to tear off.

Disburden (v. t.) To rid of a burden; to free from a load borne or from something oppressive; to unload; to disencumber; to relieve.

Disburden (v. i.) To relieve one's self of a burden; to ease the mind.

Disbursed (imp. & p. p.) of Disburse

Disburser (n.) One who disburses money.

Discalced (a.) Unshod; barefooted; -- in distinction from calced.

Discarded (imp. & p. p.) of Discard

Discerned (imp. & p. p.) of Discern

Discerner (n.) One who, or that which, discerns, distinguishes, perceives, or judges; as, a discerner of truth, of right and wrong.

Discharge (v. t.) To relieve of a charge, load, or burden; to empty of a load or cargo; to unburden; to unload; as, to discharge a vessel.

Discharge (v. t.) To free of the missile with which anything is charged or loaded; to let go the charge of; as, to discharge a bow, catapult, etc.; especially, said of firearms, -- to fire off; to shoot off; also, to relieve from a state of tension, as a Leyden jar.

Discharge (v. t.) To of something weighing upon or impeding over one, as a debt, claim, obligation, responsibility, accusation, etc.; to absolve; to acquit; to clear.

Discharge (v. t.) To relieve of an office or employment; to send away from service; to dismiss.

Discharge (v. t.) To release legally from confinement; to set at liberty; as, to discharge a prisoner.

Discharge (v. t.) To put forth, or remove, as a charge or burden; to take out, as that with which anything is loaded or filled; as, to discharge a cargo.

Discharge (v. t.) To let fly, as a missile; to shoot.

Discharge (v. t.) To set aside; to annul; to dismiss.

Discharge (v. t.) To throw off the obligation of, as a duty or debt; to relieve one's self of, by fulfilling conditions, performing duty, trust, and the like; hence, to perform or execute, as an office, or part.

Discharge (v. t.) To send away (a creditor) satisfied by payment; to pay one's debt or obligation to.

Discharge (v. t.) To give forth; to emit or send out; as, a pipe discharges water; to let fly; to give expression to; to utter; as, to discharge a horrible oath.

Discharge (v. t.) To prohibit; to forbid.

Discharge (v. i.) To throw off or deliver a load, charge, or burden; to unload; to emit or give vent to fluid or other contents; as, the water pipe discharges freely.

Discharge (v. t.) The act of discharging; the act of relieving of a charge or load; removal of a load or burden; unloading; as, the discharge of a ship; discharge of a cargo.

Discharge (v. t.) Firing off; explosive removal of a charge; explosion; letting off; as, a discharge of arrows, of artillery.

Discharge (v. t.) Act of relieving of something which oppresses or weighs upon one, as an obligation, liability, debt, accusation, etc.; acquittance; as, the discharge of a debtor.

Discharge (v. t.) Act of removing, or getting rid of, an obligation, liability, etc.; fulfillment, as by the payment of a debt, or the performance of a trust or duty.

Discharge (v. t.) Release or dismissal from an office, employment, etc.; dismission; as, the discharge of a workman by his employer.

Discharge (v. t.) Legal release from confinement; liberation; as, the discharge of a prisoner.

Discharge (v. t.) The state of being discharged or relieved of a debt, obligation, office, and the like; acquittal.

Discharge (v. t.) That which discharges or releases from an obligation, liability, penalty, etc., as a price of ransom, a legal document.

Discharge (v. t.) A flowing or issuing out; emission; vent; evacuation; also, that which is discharged or emitted; as, a rapid discharge of water from the pipe.

Dischurch (v. t.) To deprive of status as a church, or of membership in a church.

Disciform (a.) Discoid.

Discipled (imp. & p. p.) of Disciple

Disclosed (imp. & p. p.) of Disclose

Disclosed (p. a.) Represented with wings expanded; -- applied to doves and other birds not of prey.

Discloser (n.) One who discloses.

Discoboli (pl. ) of Discobolus

Discoidal (a.) Disk-shaped; discoid.

Discolith (n.) One of a species of coccoliths, having an oval discoidal body, with a thick strongly refracting rim, and a thinner central portion. One of them measures about / of an inch in its longest diameter.

Discomfit (v. t.) To scatter in fight; to put to rout; to defeat.

Discomfit (v. t.) To break up and frustrate the plans of; to balk/ to throw into perplexity and dejection; to disconcert.

Discomfit (a.) Discomfited; overthrown.

Discomfit (n.) Rout; overthrow; discomfiture.

Discommon (v. t.) To deprive of the right of common.

Discommon (v. t.) To deprive of privileges.

Discommon (v. t.) To deprive of commonable quality, as lands, by inclosing or appropriating.

Discosent (v. i.) To differ; to disagree; to dissent.

Discourse (n.) The power of the mind to reason or infer by running, as it were, from one fact or reason to another, and deriving a conclusion; an exercise or act of this power; reasoning; range of reasoning faculty.

Discourse (n.) Conversation; talk.

Discourse (n.) The art and manner of speaking and conversing.

Discourse (n.) Consecutive speech, either written or unwritten, on a given

Discourse (n.) Dealing; transaction.

Discourse (v. i.) To exercise reason; to employ the mind in judging and inferring; to reason.

Discourse (v. i.) To express one's self in oral discourse; to expose one's views; to talk in a continuous or formal manner; to hold forth; to speak; to converse.

Discourse (v. i.) To relate something; to tell.

Discourse (v. i.) To treat of something in writing and formally.

Discourse (v. t.) To treat of; to expose or set forth in language.

Discourse (v. t.) To utter or give forth; to speak.

Discourse (v. t.) To talk to; to confer with.

Discovert (a.) Not covert; not within the bonds of matrimony; unmarried; -- applied either to a woman who has never married or to a widow.

Discovert (n.) An uncovered place or part.

Discovery (n.) The action of discovering; exposure to view; laying open; showing; as, the discovery of a plot.

Discovery (n.) A making known; revelation; disclosure; as, a bankrupt is bound to make a full discovery of his assets.

Discovery (n.) Finding out or ascertaining something previously unknown or unrecognized; as, Harvey's discovery of the circulation of the blood.

Discovery (n.) That which is discovered; a thing found out, or for the first time ascertained or recognized; as, the properties of the magnet were an important discovery.

Discovery (n.) Exploration; examination.

Discradle (v. t.) To take from a cradle.

Discredit (n.) The act of discrediting or disbelieving, or the state of being discredited or disbelieved; as, later accounts have brought the story into discredit.

Discredit (n.) Hence, some degree of dishonor or disesteem; ill repute; reproach; -- applied to persons or things.

Discredit (v. t.) To refuse credence to; not to accept as true; to disbelieve; as, the report is discredited.

Discredit (v. t.) To deprive of credibility; to destroy confidence or trust in; to cause disbelief in the accuracy or authority of.

Discredit (v. t.) To deprive of credit or good repute; to bring reproach upon; to make less reputable; to disgrace.

Discumber (v. t.) To free from that which cumbers or impedes; to disencumber.

Discursus (n.) Argumentation; ratiocination; discursive reasoning.

Discussed (imp. & p. p.) of Discuss

Discusser (n.) One who discusses; one who sifts or examines.

Disdained (imp. & p. p.) of Disdain

Disdained (a.) Disdainful.

Diseasing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disease

Disembark (v. t.) To remove from on board a vessel; to put on shore; to land; to debark; as, the general disembarked the troops.

Disembark (v. i.) To go ashore out of a ship or boat; to leave a ship; to debark.

Disembody (v. t.) To divest of the body or corporeal existence.

Disembody (v. t.) To disarm and disband, as a body of soldiers.

Disemploy (v. t.) To throw out of employment.

Disenable (v. t.) To disable; to disqualify.

Disenamor (v. t.) To free from the captivity of love.

Disengage (v. t.) To release from that with which anything is engaged, engrossed, involved, or entangled; to extricate; to detach; to set free; to liberate; to clear; as, to disengage one from a party, from broils and controversies, from an oath, promise, or occupation; to disengage the affections a favorite pursuit, the mind from study.

Disengage (v. i.) To release one's self; to become detached; to free one's self.

Disenroll (v. i.) To erase from a roll or list.

Disentail (v. t.) To free from entailment.

Disentomb (v. t.) To take out from a tomb; a disinter.

Disesteem (n.) Want of esteem; low estimation, inclining to dislike; disfavor; disrepute.

Disesteem (v. t.) To feel an absence of esteem for; to regard with disfavor or slight contempt; to slight.

Disesteem (v. t.) To deprive of esteem; to bring into disrepute; to cause to be regarded with disfavor.

Disfigure (v. t.) To mar the figure of; to render less complete, perfect, or beautiful in appearance; to deface; to deform.

Disfigure (n.) Disfigurement; deformity.

Disforest (v. t.) To disafforest.

Disforest (v. t.) To clear or deprive of forests or trees.

Disgorged (imp. & p. p.) of Disgorge

Disgospel (v. i.) To be inconsistent with, or act contrary to, the precepts of the gospel; to pervert the gospel.

Disgraced (imp. & p. p.) of Disgrace

Disgracer (n.) One who disgraces.

Disguised (imp. & p. p.) of Disguise

Disguiser (n.) One who, or that which, disguises.

Disguiser (n.) One who wears a disguise; an actor in a masquerade; a masker.

Disgusted (imp. & p. p.) of Disgust

Dishallow (v. t.) To make unholy; to profane.

Dishcloth (n.) A cloth used for washing dishes.

Dishclout (n.) A dishcloth.

Dishevele (p. p. & a.) Disheveled.

Dishonest (a.) Dishonorable; shameful; indecent; unchaste; lewd.

Dishonest (a.) Dishonored; disgraced; disfigured.

Dishonest (a.) Wanting in honesty; void of integrity; faithless; disposed to cheat or defraud; not trustworthy; as, a dishonest man.

Dishonest (a.) Characterized by fraud; indicating a want of probity; knavish; fraudulent; unjust.

Dishonest (v. t.) To disgrace; to dishonor; as, to dishonest a maid.

Dishwater (n.) Water in which dishes have been washed.

Disimpark (v. t.) To free from the barriers or restrictions of a park.

Disinfect (v. t.) To free from infectious or contagious matter; to destroy putrefaction; to purify; to make innocuous.

Disinhume (v. t.) To disinter.

Disinsure (v. t.) To render insecure; to put in danger.

Disinured (imp. & p. p.) of Disinure

Disjoined (imp. & p. p.) of Disjoin

Disliking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dislike

Dislocate (v. t.) To displace; to put out of its proper place. Especially, of a bone: To remove from its normal connections with a neighboring bone; to put out of joint; to move from its socket; to disjoint; as, to dislocate your bones.

Dislocate (a.) Dislocated.

Dislodged (imp. & p. p.) of Dislodge

Dismantle (v. t.) To strip or deprive of dress; to divest.

Dismantle (v. t.) To strip of furniture and equipments, guns, etc.; to unrig; to strip of walls or outworks; to break down; as, to dismantle a fort, a town, or a ship.

Dismantle (v. t.) To disable; to render useless.

Dismasted (imp. & p. p.) of Dismast

Dismaying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dismay

Dismayful (a.) Terrifying.

Dismember (v. t.) To tear limb from limb; to dilacerate; to disjoin member from member; to tear or cut in pieces; to break up.

Dismember (v. t.) To deprive of membership.

Dismissed (imp. & p. p.) of Dismiss

Dismissal (n.) Dismission; discharge.

Disobeyed (imp. & p. p.) of Disobey

Disobeyer (n.) One who disobeys.

Disoblige (v. t.) To do an act which contravenes the will or desires of; to offend by an act of unkindness or incivility; to displease; to refrain from obliging; to be unaccommodating to.

Disoblige (v. t.) To release from obligation.

Disorient (v. t.) To turn away from the cast; to confuse as to which way is east; to cause to lose one's bearings.

Disowning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disown

Disparage (v. t.) To match unequally; to degrade or dishonor by an unequal marriage.

Disparage (v. t.) To dishonor by a comparison with what is inferior; to lower in rank or estimation by actions or words; to speak slightingly of; to depreciate; to undervalue.

Disparage (n.) Inequality in marriage; marriage with an inferior.

Disparate (a.) Unequal; dissimilar; separate.

Disparate (a.) Pertaining to two coordinate species or divisions.

Disparity (n.) Inequality; difference in age, rank, condition, or excellence; dissimilitude; -- followed by between, in, of, as to, etc.; as, disparity in, or of, years; a disparity as to color.

Disparkle (v. t.) To scatter abroad.

Disparted (imp. & p. p.) of Dispart

Dispauper (v. t.) To deprive of the claim of a pauper to public support; to deprive of the privilege of suing in forma pauperis.

Dispelled (imp. & p. p.) of Dispel

Dispender (n.) One who dispends or expends; a steward.

Dispensed (imp. & p. p.) of Dispense

Dispenser (n.) One who, or that which, dispenses; a distributer; as, a dispenser of favors.

Dispeople (v. t.) To deprive of inhabitants; to depopulate.

Disperple (v. t.) To scatter; to sprinkle.

Dispersal (n.) The act or result of dispersing or scattering; dispersion.

Dispersed (imp. & p. p.) of Disperse

Dispersed (a.) Scattered.

Disperser (n.) One that disperses.

Displaced (imp. & p. p.) of Displace

Displacer (n.) One that displaces.

Displacer (n.) The funnel part of the apparatus for solution by displacement.

Displayed (imp. & p. p.) of Display

Displayed (a.) Unfolded; expanded; exhibited conspicuously or ostentatiously.

Displayed (a.) With wings expanded; -- said of a bird of pray, esp. an eagle.

Displayed (a.) Set with

Displayer (n.) One who, or that which, displays.

Displease (v. t.) To make not pleased; to excite a feeling of disapprobation or dislike in; to be disagreeable to; to offend; to vex; -- often followed by with or at. It usually expresses less than to anger, vex, irritate, or provoke.

Displease (v. t.) To fail to satisfy; to miss of.

Displease (v. i.) To give displeasure or offense.

Disploded (imp. & p. p.) of Displode

Displumed (imp. & p. p.) of Displume


Dispondee (n.) A double spondee; a foot consisting of four long syllables.

Disporous (a.) Having two spores.

Disported (imp. & p. p.) of Disport

Disposing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dispose

Disposure (n.) The act of disposing; power to dispose of; disposal; direction.

Disposure (n.) Disposition; arrangement; position; posture.

Dispraise (v. t.) To withdraw praise from; to notice with disapprobation or some degree of censure; to disparage; to blame.

Dispraise (v. t.) The act of dispraising; detraction; blame censure; reproach; disparagement.

Disprince (v. t.) To make unlike a prince.

Disprison (v. t.) To let loose from prison, to set at liberty.

Disprofit (n.) Loss; damage.

Disprofit (v. i. & i.) To be, or to cause to be, without profit or benefit.

Disproval (n.) Act of disproving; disproof.

Disproved (imp. & p. p.) of Disprove

Disprover (n.) One who disproves or confutes.

Dispurvey (v. t.) To disfurnish; to strip.

Disputant (v. i.) Disputing; engaged in controversy.

Disputant (n.) One who disputes; one who argues // opposition to another; one appointed to dispute; a controvertist; a reasoner in opposition.

Disputing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dispute

Disregard (v. t.) Not to regard; to pay no heed to; to omit to take notice of; to neglect to observe; to slight as unworthy of regard or notice; as, to disregard the admonitions of conscience.

Disregard (n.) The act of disregarding, or the state of being disregarded; intentional neglect; omission of notice; want of attention; slight.

Disrelish (n.) Want of relish; dislike (of the palate or of the mind); distaste; a slight degree of disgust; as, a disrelish for some kinds of food.

Disrelish (n.) Absence of relishing or palatable quality; bad taste; nauseousness.

Disrelish (v. t.) Not to relish; to regard as unpalatable or offensive; to feel a degree of disgust at.

Disrelish (v. t.) To deprive of relish; to make nauseous or disgusting in a slight degree.

Disrepair (n.) A state of being in bad condition, and wanting repair.

Disrepute (n.) Loss or want of reputation; ill character; disesteem; discredit.

Disrepute (v. t.) To bring into disreputation; to hold in dishonor.

Disrobing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disrobe

Disrooted (imp. & p. p.) of Disroot

Disrudder (v. t.) To deprive of the rudder, as a ship.

Disrulily (adv.) In a disorderly manner.

Disrupted (imp. & p. p.) of Disrupt

Dissected (imp. & p. p.) of Dissect

Dissected (a.) Cut into several parts; divided into sections; as, a dissected map.

Dissected (a.) Cut deeply into many lobes or divisions; as, a dissected leaf.

Dissector (n.) One who dissects; an anatomist.

Disseized (imp. & p. p.) of Disseize

Disseizee (n.) A person disseized, or put out of possession of an estate unlawfully; -- correlative to disseizor.

Disseizin (n.) The act of disseizing; an unlawful dispossessing and ouster of a person actually seized of the freehold.

Disseizor (n.) One who wrongfully disseizes, or puts another out of possession of a freehold.

Dissemble (v. t.) To hide under a false semblance or seeming; to feign (something) not to be what it really is; to put an untrue appearance upon; to disguise; to mask.

Dissemble (v. t.) To put on the semblance of; to make pretense of; to simulate; to feign.

Dissemble (v. i.) To conceal the real fact, motives, /tention, or sentiments, under some pretense; to assume a false appearance; to act the hypocrite.

Dissented (imp. & p. p.) of Dissent

Dissenter (n.) One who dissents; one who differs in opinion, or declares his disagreement.

Dissenter (n.) One who separates from the service and worship of an established church; especially, one who disputes the authority or tenets of the Church of England; a nonconformist.

Dissertly (adv.) See Disertly.

Dissettle (v. t.) To unsettle.

Disshadow (v. t.) To free from shadow or shade.

Disshiver (v. t. & i.) To shiver or break in pieces.

Dissident (a.) No agreeing; dissenting; discordant; different.

Dissident (n.) One who disagrees or dissents; one who separates from the established religion.

Dissimile (n.) Comparison or illustration by contraries.

Dissimule (v. t. & i.) To dissemble.

Dissipate (v. t.) To scatter completely; to disperse and cause to disappear; -- used esp. of the dispersion of things that can never again be collected or restored.

Dissipate (v. t.) To destroy by wasteful extravagance or lavish use; to squander.

Dissipate (v. i.) To separate into parts and disappear; to waste away; to scatter; to disperse; to vanish; as, a fog or cloud gradually dissipates before the rays or heat of the sun; the heat of a body dissipates.

Dissipate (v. i.) To be extravagant, wasteful, or dissolute in the pursuit of pleasure; to engage in dissipation.

Dissocial (v. t.) Unfriendly to society; contracted; selfish; as, dissocial feelings.

Dissolute (a.) With nerves unstrung; weak.

Dissolute (a.) Loosed from restraint; esp., loose in morals and conduct; recklessly abandoned to sensual pleasures; profligate; wanton; lewd; debauched.

Dissolved (imp. & p. p.) of Dissolve

Dissolver (n.) One who, or that which, has power to dissolve or dissipate.

Dissonant (a.) Sounding harshly; discordant; unharmonious.

Dissonant (a.) Disagreeing; incongruous; discrepant, -- with from or to.

Disspirit (v. t.) See Dispirit.

Dissuaded (imp. & p. p.) of Dissuade

Dissuader (n.) One who dissuades; a dehorter.

Dissunder (v. t.) To separate; to sunder; to destroy.

Distained (imp. & p. p.) of Distain

Distanced (imp. & p. p.) of Distance

Distantly (adv.) At a distance; remotely; with reserve.

Distasted (imp. & p. p.) of Distaste

Distemper (v. t.) To temper or mix unduly; to make disproportionate; to change the due proportions of.

Distemper (v. t.) To derange the functions of, whether bodily, mental, or spiritual; to disorder; to disease.

Distemper (v. t.) To deprive of temper or moderation; to disturb; to ruffle; to make disaffected, ill-humored, or malignant.

Distemper (v. t.) To intoxicate.

Distemper (v. t.) To mix (colors) in the way of distemper; as, to distemper colors with size.

Distemper (v. t.) An undue or unnatural temper, or disproportionate mixture of parts.

Distemper (v. t.) Severity of climate; extreme weather, whether hot or cold.

Distemper (v. t.) A morbid state of the animal system; indisposition; malady; disorder; -- at present chiefly applied to diseases of brutes; as, a distemper in dogs; the horse distemper; the horn distemper in cattle.

Distemper (v. t.) Morbid temper of the mind; undue predominance of a passion or appetite; mental derangement; bad temper; ill humor.

Distemper (v. t.) Political disorder; tumult.

Distemper (v. t.) A preparation of opaque or body colors, in which the pigments are tempered or diluted with weak glue or size (cf. Tempera) instead of oil, usually for scene painting, or for walls and ceilings of rooms.

Distemper (v. t.) A painting done with this preparation.

Distended (imp. & p. p.) of Distend

Disthrone (v. t.) To dethrone.

Distilled (imp. & p. p.) of Distill

Distiller (n.) One who distills; esp., one who extracts alcoholic liquors by distillation.

Distiller (n.) The condenser of a distilling apparatus.

Distorted (imp. & p. p.) of Distort

Distorter (n.) One who, or that which, distorts.

Distraint (n.) The act or proceeding of seizing personal property by distress.

Disturbed (imp. & p. p.) of Disturb

Disturber (n.) One who, or that which, disturbs of disquiets; a violator of peace; a troubler.

Disturber (n.) One who interrupts or incommodes another in the peaceable enjoyment of his right.

Disunited (imp. & p. p.) of Disunite

Disuniter (n.) One who, or that which, disjoins or causes disunion.

Diswitted (a.) Deprived of wits or understanding; distracted.

Dithecous (a.) Having two thecae, cells, or compartments.

Dithionic (a.) Containing two equivalents of sulphur; as, dithionic acid.

Dithyramb (n.) A kind of lyric poetry in honor of Bacchus, usually sung by a band of revelers to a flute accompaniment; hence, in general, a poem written in a wild irregular strain.

Ditionary (a.) Under rule; subject; tributary.

Ditionary (n.) A subject; a tributary.

Ditrochee (n.) A double trochee; a foot made up of two trochees.

Dittander (n.) A kind of peppergrass (Lepidium latifolium).

Dittology (n.) A double reading, or twofold interpretation, as of a Scripture text.

Ditty-bag (n.) A sailor's small bag to hold thread, needles, tape, etc.; -- also called sailor's housewife.

Ditty-box (n.) A small box to hold a sailor's thread, needless, comb, etc.

Diurnally (adv.) Daily; every day.

Diuturnal (a.) Of long continuance; lasting.

Divellent (a.) Drawing asunder.

Diverging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Diverge

Divergent (a.) Receding farther and farther from each other, as

Divergent (a.) Causing divergence of rays; as, a divergent lens.

Divergent (a.) Fig.: Disagreeing from something given; differing; as, a divergent statement.

Diverging (a.) Tending in different directions from a common center; spreading apart; divergent.

Diversely (adv.) In different ways; differently; variously.

Diversely (adv.) In different directions; to different points.

Diversify (v. t.) To make diverse or various in form or quality; to give variety to; to variegate; to distinguish by numerous differences or aspects.

Diversion (n.) The act of turning aside from any course, occupation, or object; as, the diversion of a stream from its channel; diversion of the mind from business.

Diversion (n.) That which diverts; that which turns or draws the mind from care or study, and thus relaxes and amuses; sport; play; pastime; as, the diversions of youth.

Diversion (n.) The act of drawing the attention and force of an enemy from the point where the principal attack is to be made; the attack, alarm, or feint which diverts.

Diversity (n.) A state of difference; dissimilitude; unlikeness.

Diversity (n.) Multiplicity of difference; multiformity; variety.

Diversity (n.) Variegation.

Diversory (a.) Serving or tending to divert; also, distinguishing.

Diversory (n.) A wayside inn.

Diverting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Divert

Diverting (a.) Amusing; entertaining.

Divertise (v. t.) To divert; to entertain.

Divertive (a.) Tending to divert; diverting; amusing; interesting.

Divesting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Divest

Divesture (n.) Divestiture.

Dividable (a.) Capable of being divided; divisible.

Dividable (a.) Divided; separated; parted.

Dividedly (adv.) Separately; in a divided manner.

Divi-divi (n.) A small tree of tropical America (Caesalpinia coriaria), whose legumes contain a large proportion of tannic and gallic acid, and are used by tanners and dyers.

Dividuous (a.) Divided; dividual.

Divinator (n.) One who practices or pretends to divination; a diviner.

Divisible (a.) Capable of being divided or separated.

Divisible (n.) A divisible substance.

Divorcing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Divorce

Divorcive (a.) Having power to divorce; tending to divorce.

Divulgate (a.) Published.

Divulgate (v. t.) To divulge.

Divulging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Divulge

Divulsive (a.) Tending to pull asunder, tear, or rend; distracting.

Dizziness (n.) Giddiness; a whirling sensation in the head; vertigo.

Eidograph (n.) An instrument for copying drawings on the same or a different scale; a form of the pantograph.

Eightfold (a.) Eight times a quantity.

Eightieth (a.) The next in order after seventy-ninth.

Eightieth (a.) Consisting of one of eighty equal parts or divisions.

Eightieth (n.) The quotient of a unit divided by eighty; one of eighty equal parts.

Eightling (n.) A compound or twin crystal made up of eight individuals.

Eirenarch (n.) A justice of the peace; irenarch.

Fiberless (a.) Alt. of Fibreless

Fibreless (a.) Having no fibers; destitute of fibers or fiber.

Fibriform (a.) Having the form of a fiber or fibers; resembling a fiber.

FibrillAe (pl. ) of Fibrilla

Fibrillar (a.) Of or pertaining to fibrils or fibers; as, fibrillar twitchings.

Fibrinous (a.) Having, or partaking of the properties of, fibrin; as, fibrious exudation.

Fibrolite (n.) A silicate of alumina, of fibrous or columnar structure. It is like andalusite in composition; -- called also sillimanite, and bucholizite.

Fibularia (pl. ) of Fibulare

Fictional (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, fiction; fictitious; romantic.

Fodgeting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fidget

Fidicinal (a.) Of or pertaining to a stringed instrument.

Fidiciary (a.) Involving confidence or trust; confident; undoubting; faithful; firm; as, in a fiduciary capacity.

Fidiciary (a.) Holding, held, or founded, in trust.

Fiduciary (n.) One who holds a thing in trust for another; a trustee.

Fiduciary (n.) One who depends for salvation on faith, without works; an Antinomian.

Fieldfare (n.) a small thrush (Turdus pilaris) which breeds in northern Europe and winters in Great Britain. The head, nape, and lower part of the back are ash-colored; the upper part of the back and wing coverts, chestnut; -- called also fellfare.

Fieldwork (n.) Any temporary fortification thrown up by an army in the field; -- commonly in the plural.

Fiendlike (a.) Fiendish; diabolical.

Fierasfer (n.) A genus of small, slender fishes, remarkable for their habit of living as commensals in other animals. One species inhabits the gill cavity of the pearl oyster near Panama; another lives within an East Indian holothurian.

Fieriness (n.) The quality of being fiery; heat; acrimony; irritability; as, a fieriness of temper.

Fifteenth (a.) Next in order after the fourteenth; -- the ordinal of fifteen.

Fifteenth (a.) Consisting of one of fifteen equal parts or divisions of a thing.

Fifteenth (n.) One of fifteen equal parts or divisions; the quotient of a unit divided by fifteen.

Fifteenth (n.) A species of tax upon personal property formerly laid on towns, boroughs, etc., in England, being one fifteenth part of what the personal property in each town, etc., had been valued at.

Fifteenth (n.) A stop in an organ tuned two octaves above the diaposon.

Fifteenth (n.) An interval consisting of two octaves.

Fightwite (n.) A mulct or fine imposed on a person for making a fight or quarrel to the disturbance of the peace.

Pigpecker (n.) The European garden warbler (Sylvia, / Currica, hortensis); -- called also beccafico and greater pettychaps.

Fig-shell (n.) A marine univalve shell of the genus Pyrula, or Ficula, resembling a fig in form.

Figulated (a.) Made of potter's clay; molded; shaped.

Figurable (a.) Capable of being brought to a fixed form or shape.

Figurante (n. fem.) A female figurant; esp., a ballet girl.

Figurated (a.) Having a determinate form.

Filaceous (a.) Composed of threads.

Filanders (n. pl.) A disease in hawks, characterized by the presence of small threadlike worms, also of filaments of coagulated blood, from the rupture of a vein; -- called also backworm.

Filiation (n.) The relationship of a son or child to a parent, esp. to a father.

Filiation (n.) The assignment of a bastard child to some one as its father; affiliation.

Filigrain (n.) Alt. of Filigrane

Filigrane (n.) Filigree.

Filigreed (a.) Adorned with filigree.

Filleting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fillet

Filleting (n.) The protecting of a joint, as between roof and parapet wall, with mortar, or cement, where flashing is employed in better work.

Filleting (n.) The material of which fillets are made; also, fillets, collectively.

Filliping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fillip

Fillipeen (n.) See Philopena.

Fillister (n.) The rabbet on the outer edge of a sash bar to hold the glass and the putty.

Fillister (n.) A plane for making a rabbet.

Filminess (n.) State of being filmy.

Filoplume (n.) A hairlike feather; a father with a slender scape and without a web in most or all of its length.

Filtering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Filter

Filtrated (imp. & p. p.) of Filtrate

Fimbriate (a.) Having the edge or extremity bordered by filiform processes thicker than hairs; fringed; as, the fimbriate petals of the pink; the fimbriate end of the Fallopian tube.

Fimbriate (v. t.) To hem; to fringe.

Financial (a.) Pertaining to finance.

Financier (n.) One charged with the administration of finance; an officer who administers the public revenue; a treasurer.

Financier (n.) One skilled in financial operations; one acquainted with money matters.

Financier (v. i.) To conduct financial operations.

Findfault (n.) A censurer or caviler.

Finedrawn (imp. & p. p.) of Finedraw

Finedrawn (a.) Drawn out with too much subtilty; overnice; as, finedrawn speculations.

Finessing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Finesse

Finestill (v. t.) To distill, as spirit from molasses or some saccharine preparation.

Fingering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Finger

Fingering (n.) The act or process of handling or touching with the fingers.

Fingering (n.) The manner of using the fingers in playing or striking the keys of an instrument of music; movement or management of the fingers in playing on a musical instrument, in typewriting, etc.

Fingering (n.) The marking of the notes of a piece of music to guide or regulate the action or use of the fingers.

Fingering (n.) Delicate work made with the fingers.

Fingrigos (pl. ) of Fingrigo

Finicking (a.) Alt. of Finicky

Finishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Finish

Finishing (n.) The act or process of completing or perfecting; the final work upon or ornamentation of a thing.

Finishing (a.) Tending to complete or to render fit for the market or for use.

Finlander (n.) A native or inhabitant of Finland.

Fioriture (n. pl.) Little flowers of ornament introduced into a melody by a singer or player.

Fireboard (n.) A chimney board or screen to close a fireplace when not in use.

Firebrand (n.) A piece of burning wood.

Firebrand (n.) One who inflames factions, or causes contention and mischief; an incendiary.

Firecrest (n.) A small European kinglet (Regulus ignicapillus), having a bright red crest; -- called also fire-crested wren.

Firedrake (n.) A fiery dragon.

Firedrake (n.) A fiery meteor; an ignis fatuus; a rocket.

Firedrake (n.) A worker at a furnace or fire.

Fireflame (n.) The European band fish (Cepola rubescens).

Fireflies (pl. ) of Firefly

Fireplace (n.) The part a chimney appropriated to the fire; a hearth; -- usually an open recess in a wall, in which a fire may be built.

Fireproof (a.) Proof against fire; incombustible.

Firestone (n.) Iron pyrites, formerly used for striking fire; also, a flint.

Firestone (n.) A stone which will bear the heat of a furnace without injury; -- especially applied to the sandstone at the top of the upper greensand in the south of England, used for lining kilns and furnaces.

Firmament (v. & a.) Fixed foundation; established basis.

Firmament (v. & a.) The region of the air; the sky or heavens.

Firmament (v. & a.) The orb of the fixed stars; the most rmote of the celestial spheres.

Firmitude (n.) Strength; stability.

Firstborn (a.) First brought forth; first in the order of nativity; eldest; hence, most excellent; most distinguished or exalted.

Firstling (n.) The first produce or offspring; -- said of animals, especially domestic animals; as, the firstlings of his flock.

Firstling (n.) The thing first thought or done.

Firstling (a.) Firstborn.

Fishermen (pl. ) of Fisherman

Fisherman (n.) One whose occupation is to catch fish.

Fisherman (n.) A ship or vessel employed in the business of taking fish, as in the cod fishery.

Fisheries (pl. ) of Fishery

Fishiness (n.) The state or quality of being fishy or fishlike.

Fish-tail (a.) Like the of a fish; acting, or producing something, like the tail of a fish.

Fishwomen (pl. ) of Fishwoman

Fishwoman (n.) A woman who retails fish.

Fissility (n.) Quality of being fissile.

Fissipara (n. pl.) Animals which reproduce by fission.

Fisticuff (n.) A cuff or blow with the fist or hand

Fisticuff (n.) a fight with the fists; boxing.

Fistulate (v. t. & i.) To make hollow or become hollow like a fistula, or pipe.

Fistulose (a.) Formed like a fistula; hollow; reedlike.

Fistulous (a.) Having the form or nature of a fistula; as, a fistulous ulcer.

Fistulous (a.) Hollow, like a pipe or reed; fistulose.

Five-leaf (n.) Cinquefoil; five-finger.

Fixedness (n.) The state or quality of being fixed; stability; steadfastness.

Fixedness (n.) The quality of a body which resists evaporation or volatilization by heat; solidity; cohesion of parts; as, the fixedness of gold.

Giantship (n.) The state, personality, or character, of a giant; -- a compellation for a giant.

Gibbartas (n.) One of several finback whales of the North Atlantic; -- called also Jupiter whale.

Gibbering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gibber

Gibberish (v. i.) Rapid and inarticulate talk; unintelligible language; unmeaning words; jargon.

Gibberish (a.) Unmeaning; as, gibberish language.

Gibbeting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gibbet

Giddiness (n.) The quality or state of being giddy.

Gigantean (a.) Like a giant; mighty; gigantic.

Gigantine (a.) Gigantic.

Gillhouse (n.) A shop where gill is sold.

Gilt-edge (a.) Alt. of Gilt-edged

Gimleting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gimlet

Ginglymus (n.) A hinge joint; an articulation, admitting of flexion and extension, or motion in two directions only, as the elbow and the ankle.

Girandole (n.) An ornamental branched candlestick.

Girandole (n.) A flower stand, fountain, or the like, of branching form.

Girandole (n.) A kind of revolving firework.

Girandole (n.) A series of chambers in defensive mines.

Girondist (n.) A member of the moderate republican party formed in the French legislative assembly in 1791. The Girondists were so called because their leaders were deputies from the department of La Gironde.

Girondist (a.) Of or pertaining to the Girondists.

Hibernate (v. i.) To winter; to pass the season of winter in close quarters, in a torpid or lethargic state, as certain mammals, reptiles, and insects.

Hibernian (a.) Of or pertaining to Hibernia, now Ireland; Irish.

Hibernian (n.) A native or an inhabitant of Ireland.

Hiddenite (n.) An emerald-green variety of spodumene found in North Carolina; lithia emerald, -- used as a gem.

Hidebound (a.) Having the skin adhering so closely to the ribs and back as not to be easily loosened or raised; -- said of an animal.

Hidebound (a.) Having the bark so close and constricting that it impedes the growth; -- said of trees.

Hidebound (a.) Untractable; bigoted; obstinately and blindly or stupidly conservative.

Hidebound (a.) Niggardly; penurious.

Hierarchy (n.) Dominion or authority in sacred things.

Hierarchy (n.) A body of officials disposed organically in ranks and orders each subordinate to the one above it; a body of ecclesiastical rulers.

Hierarchy (n.) A form of government administered in the church by patriarchs, metropolitans, archbishops, bishops, and, in an inferior degree, by priests.

Hierarchy (n.) A rank or order of holy beings.

Hierogram (n.) A form of sacred or hieratic writing.

Hierology (n.) A treatise on sacred things; especially, the science which treats of the ancient writings and inscriptions of the Egyptians, or a treatise on that science.

Hierourgy (n.) A sacred or holy work or worship.

Hifalutin (n.) See Highfaluting.

High-bred (a.) Bred in high life; of pure blood.

Highering (a.) Rising higher; ascending.

Highflier (n.) One who is extravagant in pretensions, opinions, or manners.

Hightener (n.) That which heightens.

Hig-taper (n.) A plant of the genus Verbascum (V. Thapsus); the common mullein. [Also high-taper and hag-taper.]

Hilarious (a.) Mirthful; noisy; merry.


Himalayan (a.) Of or pertaining to the Himalayas, the great mountain chain in Hindostan.

Himselven (pron. pl.) Themselves. See Hemself.

Hindberry (n.) The raspberry.

Hindbrain (n.) The posterior of the three principal divisions of the brain, including the epencephalon and metencephalon. Sometimes restricted to the epencephalon only.

Hindering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hinder

Hinderest (a.) Hindermost; -- superl. of Hind, a.

Hindooism (n.) Alt. of Hinduism

Hindrance (v. t.) The act of hindering, or the state of being hindered.

Hindrance (v. t.) That which hinders; an impediment.

Hingeless (a.) Without a hinge or joint.

Hintingly (adv.) In a hinting manner.

Hipparion (n.) An extinct genus of Tertiary mammals allied to the horse, but three-toed, having on each foot a small lateral hoof on each side of the main central one. It is believed to be one of the ancestral genera of the Horse family.

Hippocamp (n.) See Hippocampus.

Hippocras (n.) A cordial made of spiced wine, etc.

Hippodame (n.) A fabulous sea monster.

Hippolith (n.) A concretion, or kind of bezoar, from the intestines of the horse.

Hippotomy (n.) Anatomy of the horse.

Hippurite (n.) A fossil bivalve mollusk of the genus Hippurites, of many species, having a conical, cup-shaped under valve, with a flattish upper valve or lid. Hippurites are found only in the Cretaceous rocks.

Hircinous (a.) Goatlike; of or pertaining to a goat or the goats.

Hircinous (a.) Of a strong goatish smell.

Hirudinea (n. pl.) An order of Annelida, including the leeches; -- called also Hirudinei.

Hirundine (a.) Like or pertaining to the swallows.

Hissingly (adv.) With a hissing sound.

Histogeny (n.) Same as Histogenesis.

Histology (n.) That branch of biological science, which treats of the minute (microscopic) structure of animal and vegetable tissues; -- called also histiology.

Histonomy (n.) The science which treats of the laws relating to organic tissues, their formation, development, functions, etc.

Historial (a.) Historical.

Historian (n.) A writer of history; a chronicler; an annalist.

Historian (n.) One versed or well informed in history.

Historied (a.) Related in history.

Historier (n.) An historian.

Histority (v. t.) To record in or as history.

Historize (v. t.) To relate as history; to chronicle; to historicize.

Histories (pl. ) of History

Histotomy (n.) The dissection of organic tissues.

Histozyme (n.) A soluble ferment occurring in the animal body, to the presence of which many normal decompositions and synthetical processes are supposed to be due.

Kibblings (n. pl.) Portions of small fish used for bait on the banks of Newfoundland.

Kickapoos (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians which formerly occupied the region of Northern Illinois, allied in language to the Sacs and Foxes.

Kickshaws (n.) Something fantastical; any trifling, trumpery thing; a toy.

Kickshaws (n.) A fancy dish; a titbit; a delicacy.

Kidnapped () of Kidnap

Kidnaping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Kidnap

Kidnapper (n.) One who steals or forcibly carries away a human being; a manstealer.

Kieserite (n.) Hydrous sulphate of magnesia found at the salt mines of Stassfurt, Prussian Saxony.

Kilderkin (n.) A small barrel; an old liquid measure containing eighteen English beer gallons, or nearly twenty-two gallons, United States measure.

Killifish (n.) Any one of several small American cyprinodont fishes of the genus Fundulus and allied genera. They live equally well in fresh and brackish water, or even in the sea. They are usually striped or barred with black. Called also minnow, and brook fish. See Minnow.

Killigrew (n.) The Cornish chough. See under Chough.

Kiloliter (n.) Alt. of Kilolitre

Kilolitre (n.) A measure of capacity equal to a cubic meter, or a thousand liters. It is equivalent to 35.315 cubic feet, and to 220.04 imperial gallons, or 264.18 American gallons of 321 cubic inches.

Kilometer (n.) Alt. of Kilometre

Kilometre (n.) A measure of length, being a thousand meters. It is equal to 3,280.8 feet, or 62137 of a mile.

Kilostere (n.) A cubic measure containing 1000 cubic meters, and equivalent to 35,315 cubic feet.

Kimmerian (a.) See Cimmerian.

Kinematic (a.) Alt. of Kinematical

Kinesodic (a.) Conveying motion; as; kinesodic substance; -- applied esp. to the spinal cord, because it is capable of conveying doth voluntary and reflex motor impulses, without itself being affected by motor impulses applied to it directly.

Kingcraft (n.) The craft of kings; the art of governing as a sovereign; royal policy.

Kingdomed (a.) Having a kingdom or the dignity of a king; like a kingdom.

King-post (n.) A member of a common form of truss, as a roof truss. It is strictly a tie, intended to prevent the sagging of the tiebeam in the middle. If there are struts, supporting the main rafters, they often bear upon the foot of the king-post. Called also crown-post.

Kingstone (n.) The black angel fish. See Angel fish, under Angel.

Kingtruss () A truss, framed with a king-post; -- used in roofs, bridges, etc.

Kinkhaust (n.) Whooping cough.

Kinswomen (pl. ) of Kinswoman

Kinswoman (n.) A female relative.

Kintlidge (n.) See Kentledge.

Kippering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Kipper

Kippernut (n.) A name given to earthnuts of several kinds.

Kitchener (n.) A kitchen servant; a cook.

Kiteflier (n.) See Kite, n., 6.

Kittening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Kitten

Kittenish (a.) Resembling a kitten; playful; as, a kittenish disposition.

Kittiwake (n.) A northern gull (Rissa tridactyla), inhabiting the coasts of Europe and America. It is white, with black tips to the wings, and has but three toes.

Liability (n.) The state of being liable; as, the liability of an insurer; liability to accidents; liability to the law.

Liability (n.) That which one is under obligation to pay, or for which one is liable.

Liability (n.) the sum of one's pecuniary obligations; -- opposed to assets.

Libelling () of Libel

Liberally (adv.) In a liberal manner.

Liberated (imp. & p. p.) of Liberate

Liberator (n.) One who, or that which, liberates; a deliverer.

Libertine (n.) A manumitted slave; a freedman; also, the son of a freedman.

Libertine (n.) One of a sect of Anabaptists, in the fifteenth and early part of the sixteenth century, who rejected many of the customs and decencies of life, and advocated a community of goods and of women.

Libertine (n.) One free from restraint; one who acts according to his impulses and desires; now, specifically, one who gives rein to lust; a rake; a debauchee.

Libertine (n.) A defamatory name for a freethinker.

Libertine (n.) Free from restraint; uncontrolled.

Libertine (n.) Dissolute; licentious; profligate; loose in morals; as, libertine principles or manners.

Liberties (pl. ) of Liberty

Librarian (n.) One who has the care or charge of a library.

Librarian (n.) One who copies manuscript books.

Libraries (pl. ) of Library

Librating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Librate

Libration (n.) The act or state of librating.

Libration (n.) A real or apparent libratory motion, like that of a balance before coming to rest.

Libratory (a.) Balancing; moving like a balance, as it tends to an equipoise or level.

Librettos (pl. ) of Libretto

Libriform (a.) Having the form of liber, or resembling liber.

Licensing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of License

Licensure (n.) A licensing.

Lichenous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, lichens; abounding in lichens; covered with lichens.

Lickerish (a.) Eager; craving; urged by desire; eager to taste or enjoy; greedy.

Lickerish (a.) Tempting the appetite; dainty.

Lickerish (a.) Lecherous; lustful.

Lickerous (a.) Lickerish; eager; lustful.

Lickpenny (n.) A devourer or absorber of money.

Liegiancy (n.) See Ligeance.

Lienculus (n.) One of the small nodules sometimes found in the neighborhood of the spleen; an accessory or supplementary spleen.

Lienteric (a.) Of or pertaining to, or of the nature of, a lientery.

Lienteric (n.) A lientery.

Lifeblood (n.) The blood necessary to life; vital blood.

Lifeblood (n.) Fig.: That which gives strength and energy.

Life-size (a.) Of full size; of the natural size.

Lightable (a.) Such as can be lighted.

Lightened (imp. & p. p.) of Lighten

Lightless (a.) Destitute of light; dark.

Lightness (n.) The state, condition, or quality, of being light or not heavy; buoyancy; levity; fickleness; nimbleness; delicacy; grace.

Lightness (n.) Illumination, or degree of illumination; as, the lightness of a room.

Lightness (n.) Absence of depth or of duskiness in color; as, the lightness of a tint; lightness of complexion.

Lightning (n.) A discharge of atmospheric electricity, accompanied by a vivid flash of light, commonly from one cloud to another, sometimes from a cloud to the earth. The sound produced by the electricity in passing rapidly through the atmosphere constitutes thunder.

Lightning (n.) The act of making bright, or the state of being made bright; enlightenment; brightening, as of the mental powers.

Lightning (vb. n.) Lightening.

Lightroom (n.) A small room from which the magazine of a naval vessel is lighted, being separated from the magazine by heavy glass windows.

Lightsome (a.) Having light; lighted; not dark or gloomy; bright.

Lightsome (a.) Gay; airy; cheering; exhilarating.

Lightwood (n.) Pine wood abounding in pitch, used for torches in the Southern United States; pine knots, dry sticks, and the like, for kindling a fire quickly or making a blaze.

Ligniform (a.) Like wood.

Lignified (imp. & p. p.) of Lignify

Ligulated (a.) Like a bandage, or strap; strap-shaped.

Ligulated (a.) Composed of ligules.

Ligustrin (n.) A bitter principle found in the bark of the privet (Ligustrum vulgare), and extracted as a white crystal

Limaceous (a.) Pertaining to, or like, Limax, or the slugs.

Limbering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Limber

Limehound (n.) A dog used in hunting the wild boar; a leamer.

Limestone (n.) A rock consisting chiefly of calcium carbonate or carbonate of lime. It sometimes contains also magnesium carbonate, and is then called magnesian or dolomitic limestone. Crystal

Lime twig () See under 4th Lime.

Limewater (n.) Water impregnated with lime; esp., an artificial solution of lime for medicinal purposes.

Limicolae (n. pl.) A group of shore birds, embracing the plovers, sandpipers, snipe, curlew, etc. ; the Grallae.

Limitable (a.) Capable of being limited.

Limitedly (adv.) With limitation.

Limitless (a.) Having no limits; unbounded; boundless.

Limpidity (n.) The quality or state of being limpid.

Limpingly (adv.) In a limping manner.

Limpitude (n.) Limpidity.

Lindiform (a.) Resembling the genus Lindia; -- said of certain apodous insect larvae.

Ling-bird (n.) The European meadow pipit; -- called also titling.

Lingering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Linger

Lingering (a.) Delaying.

Lingering (a.) Drawn out in time; remaining long; protracted; as, a lingering disease.

Lingulate (a.) Shaped like the tongue or a strap; ligulate.

Linnaeite (n.) A mineral of pale steel-gray color and metallic luster, occurring in isometric crystals, and also massive. It is a sulphide of cobalt containing some nickel or copper.

Linoleate (n.) A salt of linoleic acid.

Lintwhite (n.) See Linnet.

Lionizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lionize

Lipochrin (n.) A yellow coloring matter, soluble in ether, contained in the small round fat drops in the retinal epithelium cells. It is best obtained from the eyes of frogs.

Lipothymy (n.) A fainting; a swoon.

Lippitude (n.) Soreness of eyes; the state of being blear-eyed; blearedness.

Liquation (n.) The act or operation of making or becoming liquid; also, the capacity of becoming liquid.

Liquation (n.) The process of separating, by heat, an easily fusible metal from one less fusible; eliquation.

Liquefier (n.) That which liquefies.

Liquefied (imp. & p. p.) of Liquefy

Liquidate (v. t.) To determine by agreement or by litigation the precise amount of (indebtedness); or, where there is an indebtedness to more than one person, to determine the precise amount of (each indebtedness); to make the amount of (an indebtedness) clear and certain.

Liquidate (v. t.) In an extended sense: To ascertain the amount, or the several amounts, of , and apply assets toward the discharge of (an indebtedness).

Liquidate (v. t.) To discharge; to pay off, as an indebtedness.

Liquidate (v. t.) To make clear and intelligible.

Liquidate (v. t.) To make liquid.

Liquidity (n.) The state or quality of being liquid.

Liquidize (v. t.) To render liquid.

Liquoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Liquor

Liquorice (n.) See Licorice.

Liquorish (a.) See Lickerish.

Liquorous (a.) Eagerly desirous. See Lickerish.

Lispingly (adv.) With a lisp; in a lisping manner.

Listening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Listen

Listerian (a.) Of or pertaining to listerism.

Listerism (n.) The systematic use of antiseptics in the performance of operations and the treatment of wounds; -- so called from Joseph Lister, an English surgeon.

Literalty (n.) The state or quality of being literal.

Literally (adv.) According to the primary and natural import of words; not figuratively; as, a man and his wife can not be literally one flesh.

Literally (adv.) With close adherence to words; word by word.

Literatim (adv.) Letter for letter.

Literator (n.) One who teaches the letters or elements of knowledge; a petty schoolmaster.

Literator (n.) A person devoted to the study of literary trifles, esp. trifles belonging to the literature of a former age.

Literator (n.) A learned person; a literatus.

Literatus (n.) A learned man; a man acquainted with literature; -- chiefly used in the plural.

Lithaemia (n.) A condition in which uric (lithic) acid is present in the blood.

Litheness (n.) The quality or state of being lithe; flexibility; limberness.

Lithesome (a.) Pliant; limber; flexible; supple; nimble; lissom.

Lithiasis (n.) The formation of stony concretions or calculi in any part of the body, especially in the bladder and urinary passages.

Lithocarp (n.) Fossil fruit; a fruit petrified; a carpolite.

Lithocyst (n.) A sac containing small, calcareous concretions (otoliths). They are found in many Medusae, and other invertebrates, and are supposed to be auditory organs.

Lithodome (n.) Any one of several species of bivalves, which form holes in limestone, in which they live; esp., any species of the genus Lithodomus.

Lithoidal (a.) Like a stone; having a stony structure.

Lithology (n.) The science which treats of rocks, as regards their mineral constitution and classification, and their mode of occurrence in nature.

Lithology (n.) A treatise on stones found in the body.

Lithosian (n.) Any one of various species of moths belonging to the family Lithosidae. Many of them are beautifully colored.

Lithotint (n.) A kind of lithography by which the effect of a tinted drawing is produced, as if made with India ink.

Lithotint (n.) A picture produced by this process.

Lithotome (n.) A stone so formed by nature as to appear as if cut by art.

Lithotome (n.) An instrument used for cutting the bladder in operations for the stone.

Lithotomy (n.) The operation, art, or practice of cutting for stone in the bladder.

Lithotype (n.) A kind of stereotype plate made by lithotypy; also, that which in printed from it. See Lithotypy.

Lithotype (v. t.) To prepare for printing with plates made by the process of lithotypy. See Lithotypy.

Lithotypy (n.) The art or process of making a kind of hard, stereotypeplate, by pressing into a mold, taken from a page of type or other matter, a composition of gum shell-lac and sand of a fine quality, together with a little tar and linseed oil, all in a heated state.

Litigable (a.) Such as can be litigated.

Litigated (imp. & p. p.) of Litigate

Litigator (n.) One who litigates.

Litigious (a.) Inc

Litigious (a.) Subject to contention; disputable; controvertible; debatable; doubtful; precarious.

Litigious (a.) Of or pertaining to legal disputes.

Littering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Litter

Littorina (n.) A genus of small pectinibranch mollusks, having thick spiral shells, abundant between tides on nearly all rocky seacoasts. They feed on seaweeds. The common periwinkle is a well-known example. See Periwinkle.

Lituiform (a.) Having the form of a lituus; like a lituite.

Liturgics (n.) The science of worship; history, doctrine, and interpretation of liturgies.

Liturgist (n.) One who favors or adheres strictly to a liturgy.

Liturgies (pl. ) of Liturgy

Livelihed (n.) See Livelihood.

Liverleaf (n.) Same as Liverwort.

Liverwort (n.) A ranunculaceous plant (Anemone Hepatica) with pretty white or bluish flowers and a three-lobed leaf; -- called also squirrel cups.

Liverwort (n.) A flowerless plant (Marchantia polymorpha), having an irregularly lobed, spreading, and forking frond.

Liverymen (pl. ) of Liveryman

Liveryman (n.) One who wears a livery, as a servant.

Liveryman (n.) A freeman of the city, in London, who, having paid certain fees, is entitled to wear the distinguishing dress or livery of the company to which he belongs, and also to enjoy certain other privileges, as the right of voting in an election for the lord mayor, sheriffs, chamberlain, etc.

Liveryman (n.) One who keeps a livery stable.

Lividness (n.) Lividity.

Livraison (n.) A part of a book or literary composition printed and delivered by itself; a number; a part.

Lixiviate (a.) Alt. of Lixivited

Lixivited (a.) Of or pertaining to lye or lixivium; of the quality of alka

Lixivited (a.) Impregnated with salts from wood ashes.

Lixiviate (v. t.) To subject to a washing process for the purpose of separating soluble material from that which is insoluble; to leach, as ashes, for the purpose of extracting the alka

Lixivious (a.) See Lixivial.

Miasmatic (a.) Alt. of Miasmatical

Micaceous (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, mica; splitting into laminae or leaves like mica.

Micraster (n.) A genus of sea urchins, similar to Spatangus, abounding in the chalk formation; -- from the starlike disposal of the ambulacral furrows.

Microbion (n.) A microscopic organism; -- particularly applied to bacteria and especially to pathogenic forms; as, the microbe of fowl cholera.

Microbian (a.) Of, pertaining to, or caused by, microbes; as, the microbian theory; a microbian disease.

Microcosm (n.) A little world; a miniature universe. Hence (so called by Paracelsus), a man, as a supposed epitome of the exterior universe or great world. Opposed to macrocosm.

Microcyte (n.) One of the elementary granules found in blood. They are much smaller than an ordinary corpuscle, and are particularly noticeable in disease, as in anaemia.

Microdont (a.) Having small teeth.

Microform (n.) A microscopic form of life; an animal or vegetable organism microscopic size.

Microlite (n.) A rare mineral of resinous luster and high specific gravity. It is a tantalate of calcium, and occurs in octahedral crystals usually very minute.

Microlite (n.) A minute inclosed crystal, often observed when minerals or rocks are examined in thin sections under the microscope.

Microlith (n.) Same as Microlite, 2.

Micrology (n.) That part of science which treats of microscopic objects, or depends on microscopic observation.

Micrology (n.) Attention to petty items or differences.

Micromere (n.) One of the smaller cells, or blastomeres, resulting from the complete segmentation of a telolecithal ovum.

Micropyle (n.) An opening in the membranes surrounding the ovum, by which nutrition is assisted and the entrance of the spermatozoa permitted.

Micropyle (n.) An opening in the outer coat of a seed, through which the fecundating pollen enters the ovule.

Microseme (a.) Having the orbital index relatively small; having the orbits broad transversely; -- opposed to megaseme.

Microtome (n.) An instrument for making very thin sections for microscopical examination.

Microtomy (n.) The art of using the microtome; investigation carried on with the microtome.

Microvolt (n.) A measure of electro-motive force; the millionth part of one volt.

Microzyme (n.) A microorganism which is supposed to act like a ferment in causing or propagating certain infectious or contagious diseases; a pathogenic bacterial organism.

Middlemen (pl. ) of Middleman

Middleman (n.) An agent between two parties; a broker; a go-between; any dealer between the producer and the consumer; in Ireland, one who takes land of the proprietors in large tracts, and then rents it out in small portions to the peasantry.

Middleman (n.) A person of intermediate rank; a commoner.

Middleman (n.) The man who occupies a central position in a file of soldiers.

Middlings (n. pl.) A combination of the coarser parts of ground wheat the finest bran, separated from the fine flour and coarse bran in bolting; -- formerly regarded as valuable only for feed; but now, after separation of the bran, used for making the best quality of flour. Middlings contain a large proportion of gluten.

Middlings (n. pl.) In the southern and western parts of the United States, the portion of the hog between the ham and the shoulder; bacon; -- called also middles.

Midheaven (n.) The midst or middle of heaven or the sky.

Midheaven (n.) The meridian, or middle

Midrashim (pl. ) of Midrash

Midsummer (n.) The middle of summer.

Midwifery (n.) The art or practice of assisting women in childbirth; obstetrics.

Midwifery (n.) Assistance at childbirth; help or cooperation in production.

Midwinter (n.) The middle of winter.

Mightless (a.) Without; weak.

Migrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Migrate

Migration (n.) The act of migrating.

Migratory (a.) Removing regularly or occasionally from one region or climate to another; as, migratory birds.

Migratory (a.) Hence, roving; wandering; nomad; as, migratory habits; a migratory life.

Mildewing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mildew

Milestone (n.) A stone serving the same purpose as a milepost.

Miliolite (n.) A fossil shell of, or similar to, the genus Miliola.

Miliolite (a.) The same Milliolitic.

Militancy (n.) The state of being militant; warfare.

Militancy (n.) A military spirit or system; militarism.

Militated (imp. & p. p.) of Militate

Militiate (v. i.) To carry on, or prepare for, war.

Milkiness (n.) State or quality of being milky.

Millboard (n.) A kind of stout pasteboard.

Mill-cake (n.) The incorporated materials for gunpowder, in the form of a dense mass or cake, ready to be subjected to the process of granulation.

Millenary (a.) Consisting of a thousand; millennial.

Millenary (n.) The space of a thousand years; a millennium; also, a Millenarian.

Millepora (n.) A genus of Hydrocorallia, which includes the millipores.

Millepore (n.) Any coral of the genus Millepora, having the surface nearly smooth, and perforated with very minute unequal pores, or cells. The animals are hydroids, not Anthozoa. See Hydrocorallia.

Millerite (n.) A believer in the doctrine of William Miller (d. 1849), who taught that the end of the world and the second coming of Christ were at hand.

Millerite (n.) A sulphide of nickel, commonly occurring in delicate capillary crystals, also in incrustations of a bronze yellow; -- sometimes called hair pyrites.

Millifold (a.) Thousandfold.

Milligram (n.) Alt. of Milligramme



Millioned (a.) Multiplied by millions; innumerable.

Millionth (a.) Being the last one of a million of units or objects counted in regular order from the first of a series or succession; being one of a million.

Millionth (n.) The quotient of a unit divided by one million; one of a million equal parts.

Millstone (n.) One of two circular stones used for grinding grain or other substance.

Miltonian (a.) Miltonic.

Miltwaste () A small European fern (Asplenium Ceterach) formerly used in medicine.

Mimetical () Apt to imitate; given to mimicry; imitative.

Mimetical () Characterized by mimicry; -- applied to animals and plants; as, mimetic species; mimetic organisms. See Mimicry.

Mimicking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mimic

Mimically (adv.) In an imitative manner.

Minacious (a.) Threatening; menacing.

Minargent (n.) An alloy consisting of copper, nickel, tungsten, and aluminium; -- used by jewelers.

Mince pie () A pie made of mince-meat.

Mincingly (adv.) In a mincing manner; not fully; with affected nicety.

Mingledly (adv.) Confusedly.

Minaceous (a.) Of the color of minium or red lead; miniate.

Miniating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Miniate

Miniature (v.) Originally, a painting in colors such as those in mediaeval manuscripts; in modern times, any very small painting, especially a portrait.

Miniature (v.) Greatly diminished size or form; reduced scale.

Miniature (v.) Lettering in red; rubric distinction.

Miniature (v.) A particular feature or trait.

Miniature (a.) Being on a small; much reduced from the reality; as, a miniature copy.

Miniature (v. t.) To represent or depict in a small compass, or on a small scale.

Minifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Minify

Minimized (imp. & p. p.) of Minimize

Minioning (n.) Kind treatment.

Minionize (v. t.) To flavor.

Ministery (n.) See Ministry.

Ministral (a.) Ministerial.

Mino bird () An Asiatic bird (Gracula musica), allied to the starlings. It is black, with a white spot on the wings, and a pair of flat yellow wattles on the head. It is often tamed and taught to pronounce words.

Minuscule (n.) Any very small, minute object.

Minuscule (n.) A small Roman letter which is neither capital nor uncial; a manuscript written in such letters.

Minuscule (a.) Of the size and style of minuscules; written in minuscules.

Minutemen (pl. ) of Minuteman

Minuteman (n.) A militiaman who was to be ready to march at a moment's notice; -- a term used in the American Revolution.

Miohippus (n.) An extinct Miocene mammal of the Horse family, closely related to the genus Anhithecrium, and having three usable hoofs on each foot.

Mirabilis (n.) A genus of plants. See Four-o'clock.

Mirifical (a.) Working wonders; wonderful.

Mirroring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mirror

Mirthless (a.) Without mirth.

Misadjust (v. t.) To adjust wrongly of unsuitably; to throw of adjustment.

Misadvice (n.) Bad advice.

Misadvise (v. t.) To give bad counsel to.

Misaffect (v. t.) To dislike.

Misaffirm (v. t.) To affirm incorrectly.

Misallege (v. t.) To state erroneously.

Misallied (a.) Wrongly allied or associated.

Misassign (v. t.) To assign wrongly.

Misattend (v. t.) To misunderstand; to disregard.

Misbecome (v. t.) Not to become; to suit ill; not to befit or be adapted to.

Misbehave (v. t. & i.) To behave ill; to conduct one's self improperly; -- often used with a reciprocal pronoun.

Misbelief (n.) Erroneous or false belief.

Misbeseem (v. t.) To suit ill.

Misbestow (v. t.) To bestow improperly.

Misbileve (n.) Misbelief; unbelief; suspicion.

Mischance (n.) Ill luck; ill fortune; mishap.

Mischance (v. i.) To happen by mischance.

Mischarge (v. t.) To charge erroneously, as in account.

Mischarge (n.) A mistake in charging.

Mischosen (p. p.) of Mischoose

Mischoose (v. t.) To choose wrongly.

Mischoose (v. i.) To make a wrong choice.

Miscreant (n.) One who holds a false religious faith; a misbeliever.

Miscreant (n.) One not restrained by Christian principles; an unscrupulous villain; a while wretch.

Miscreant (a.) Holding a false religious faith.

Miscreant (a.) Destitute of conscience; unscrupulous.

Miscreate (a.) Miscreated; illegitimate; forged; as, miscreate titles.

Miscreate (v. t.) To create badly or amiss.

Misdating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Misdate

Misdemean (v. t.) To behave ill; -- with a reflexive pronoun; as, to misdemean one's self.

Misdepart (v. t.) To distribute wrongly.

Misderive (v. t.) To turn or divert improperly; to misdirect.

Misderive (v. t.) To derive erroneously.

Misdesert (n.) Ill desert.

Misdirect (v. t.) To give a wrong direction to; as, to misdirect a passenger, or a letter; to misdirect one's energies.

Misdivide (v. t.) To divide wrongly.

Misemploy (v. t.) To employ amiss; as, to misemploy time, advantages, talents, etc.

Miserable (a.) Very unhappy; wretched.

Miserable (a.) Causing unhappiness or misery.

Miserable (a.) Worthless; mean; despicable; as, a miserable fellow; a miserable dinner.

Miserable (a.) Avaricious; niggardly; miserly.

Miserable (n.) A miserable person.

Miserably (adv.) In a miserable; unhappily; calamitously; wretchedly; meanly.

Misesteem (n.) Want of esteem; disrespect.

Misfallen (p. p.) of Misfall

Misformed (imp. & p. p.) of Misform

Misgiving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Misgive

Misgiving (n.) Evil premonition; doubt; distrust.

Misgotten (a.) Unjustly gotten.

Misgovern (v. t.) To govern ill; as, to misgovern a country.

Misground (v. t.) To found erroneously.

Misgrowth (n.) Bad growth; an unnatural or abnormal growth.

Mishandle (v. t.) To handle ill or wrongly; to maltreat.

Mishappen (v. i.) To happen ill or unluckily.

Misinform (v. t.) To give untrue information to; to inform wrongly.

Misinform (v. i.) To give untrue information; (with against) to calumniate.

Misintend (v. t.) To aim amiss.

Miskindle (v. t.) To kindle amiss; to inflame to a bad purpose; to excite wrongly.

Mislaying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mislay

Misleader (n.) One who leads into error.

Misliking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mislike

Misliking (n.) Dislike; aversion.

Mismanage (v. t. & i.) To manage ill or improperly; as, to mismanage public affairs.

Misnumber (v. t.) To number wrongly.

Mispickel (n.) Arsenical iron pyrites; arsenopyrite.

Misplaced (imp. & p. p.) of Misplace

Mispolicy (n.) Wrong policy; impolicy.

Mispraise (v. t.) To praise amiss.

Misrecite (v. t. & i.) To recite erroneously.

Misreckon (v. t. & i.) To reckon wrongly; to miscalculate.

Misreform (v. t.) To reform wrongly or imperfectly.

Misregard (n.) Wrong understanding; misconstruction.

Misrelate (v. t.) To relate inaccurately.

Misrender (v. t.) To render wrongly; to translate or recite wrongly.

Misrepeat (v. t.) To repeat wrongly; to give a wrong version of.

Misreport (v. t. & i.) To report erroneously; to give an incorrect account of.

Misreport (n.) An erroneous report; a false or incorrect account given.

Misrepute (v. t.) To have in wrong estimation; to repute or estimate erroneously.

Misseltoe (n.) See Mistletoe.

Misshapen (a.) Having a bad or ugly form.

Missingly (adv.) With a sense of loss.

Missioner (n.) A missionary; an envoy; one who conducts a mission. See Mission, n., 6.

Misspeech (n.) Wrong speech.

misspense (n.) A spending improperly; a wasting.

Misstayed (a.) Having missed stays; -- said of a ship.

Mistaking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mistake

Mistaking (n.) An error; a mistake.

Mistaught (a.) Wrongly taught; as, a mistaught youth.

Mistaught (imp. & p. p.) of Misteach

Mistemper (v. t.) To temper ill; to disorder; as, to mistemper one's head.

Misthrive (v. i.) To thrive poorly; to be not thrifty or prosperous.

Mistigris (n.) Alt. of Mistigri

Mistihead (n.) Mistiness.

Mistiness (n.) State of being misty.

Mistletoe (n.) A parasitic evergreen plant of Europe (Viscum album), bearing a glutinous fruit. When found upon the oak, where it is rare, it was an object of superstitious regard among the Druids. A bird lime is prepared from its fruit.

Mistonusk (n.) The American badger.

Miswander (v. i.) To wander in a wrong path; to stray; to go astray.

Miterwort (n.) Any plant of the genus Mitella, -- slender, perennial herbs with a pod slightly resembling a bishop's miter; bishop's cap.

Mitigable (a.) Admitting of mitigation; that may be mitigated.

Mitigated (imp. & p. p.) of Mitigate

Mitigator (n.) One who, or that which, mitigates.

Mitraille (n.) Shot or bits of iron used sometimes in loading cannon.

Mitriform (a.) Having the form of a miter, or a peaked cap; as, a mitriform calyptra.

Niccolite (n.) A mineral of a copper-red color and metallic luster; an arsenide of nickel; -- called also coppernickel, kupfernickel.



Nickelous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, those compounds of nickel in which, as contrasted with the nickelic compounds, the metal has a lower valence; as, nickelous oxide.

Nicknamed (imp. & p. p.) of Nickname

Nicotiana (n.) A genus of American and Asiatic solanaceous herbs, with viscid foliage and funnel-shaped blossoms. Several species yield tobacco. See Tobacco.

Nicotinic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, nicotine; nicotic; -- used specifically to designate an acid related to pyridine, obtained by the oxidation of nicotine, and called nicotinic acid.

Nictation (n.) the act of winking; nictitation.

Nictitate (v. i.) To wink; to nictate.

Nidulated (imp. & p. p.) of Nidulate

Niggardly (a.) Meanly covetous or avarcious in dealing with others; stingy; niggard.

Niggardly (adv.) In a niggard manner.

Nightfall (n.) The close of the day.

Nightgown (n.) A loose gown used for undress; also, a gown used for a sleeping garnment.

Nightless (a.) Having no night.

Nightlong (a.) Lasting all night.

Nightmare (n.) A fiend or incubus formerly supposed to cause trouble in sleep.

Nightmare (n.) A condition in sleep usually caused by improper eating or by digestive or nervous troubles, and characterized by a sense of extreme uneasiness or discomfort (as of weight on the chest or stomach, impossibility of motion or speech, etc.), or by frightful or oppressive dreams, from which one wakes after extreme anxiety, in a troubled state of mind; incubus.

Nightmare (n.) Hence, any overwhelming, oppressive, or stupefying influence.

Nighttime (n.) The time from dusk to dawn; -- opposed to daytime.

Nightward (a.) Approaching toward night.

Nigritude (n.) Blackness; the state of being black.

Nigrosine (n.) A dark blue dyestuff, of the indu

Nilometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the rise of water in the Nile during its periodical flood.

Niloscope (n.) A Nilometer.

Nine-bark (n.) A white-flowered rosaceous shrub (Neillia, / Spiraea, opulifolia), common in the Northern United States. The bark separates into many thin layers, whence the name.

Nine-eyes (n.) The lamprey.

Nineholes (n. pl.) A game in which nine holes are made in the ground, into which a ball is bowled.

Ninepence (n.) An old English silver coin, worth nine pence.

Ninepence (n.) A New England name for the Spanish real, a coin formerly current in the United States, as valued at twelve and a half cents.

Ninescore (a.) Nine times twenty, or one hundred and eighty.

Ninescore (n.) The product of nine times twenty; ninescore units or objects.

Ninetieth (a.) Next in order after the eighty-ninth.

Ninetieth (a.) Constituting or being one of ninety equal parts.

Ninetieth (n.) The quotient of a unit divided by ninety; one of ninety equal parts of anything.

Ninetieth (n.) The next in order after the eighty-ninth.

Nipperkin (n.) A small cup.

Nippingly (adv.) In a nipping manner.

Nippitate (a.) Peculiary strong and good; -- said of ale or liquor.

Nippitato (n.) Strong liquor.

Nitratine (n.) A mineral occurring in transparent crystals, usually of a white, sometimes of a reddish gray, or lemon-yellow, color; native sodium nitrate. It is used in making nitric acid and for manure. Called also soda niter.

Nitrifier (n.) An agent employed in nitrification.

Nitrified (imp. & p. p.) of Nitrify

Nitroform (n.) A nitro derivative of methane, analogous to chloroform, obtained as a colorless oily or crystal

Nitroleum (n.) Nitroglycerin.

Oinomania (n.) See oenomania.

Piaculous (a.) Same as Piacular.

Pia mater () The delicate and highly vascular membrane immediately investing the brain and spinal cord.

Pickaback (adv.) On the back or shoulders; as, to ride pickback.

Pickapack (adv.) Pickaback.

Pickeered (imp. & p. p.) of Pickeer

Pickeerer (n.) One who pickeers.

Pickering (n.) The sauger of the St.Lawrence River.

Picketing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Picket

Pickpenny (n.) A miser; also, a sharper.

Pickpurse (n.) One who steals purses, or money from purses.

Pickthank (n.) One who strives to put another under obligation; an officious person; hence, a flatterer. Used also adjectively.

Picktooth (n.) A toothpick.

Picnicked (imp. & p. p.) of Picnic

Picnicker (n.) One who takes part in a picnic.

Picrolite (n.) A fibrous variety of serpentine.

Pictorial (a.) Of or pertaining to pictures; illustrated by pictures; forming pictures; representing with the clearness of a picture; as, a pictorial dictionary; a pictorial imagination.

Picturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Picture

Picturize (v. t.) To picture.

Picturize (v. t.) To adorn with pictures.

Pieceless (a.) Not made of pieces; whole; entire.

Piecemeal (adv.) In pieces; in parts or fragments.

Piecemeal (adv.) Piece by piece; by little and little in succession.

Piecemeal (a.) Made up of parts or pieces; single; separate.

Piecemeal (n.) A fragment; a scrap.

Piecework (n.) Work done by the piece or job; work paid for at a rate based on the amount of work done, rather than on the time employed.

Piedouche (n.) A pedestal of small size, used to support small objects, as busts, vases, and the like.

Piedstall (n.) See Pedestal.

Piepoudre (n.) Alt. of Piepowder

Piepowder (n.) An ancient court of record in England, formerly incident to every fair and market, of which the steward of him who owned or had the toll was the judge.

Pietistic (a.) Alt. of Pietistical

Piggeries (pl. ) of Piggery

Pig-jawed (a.) Having the upper jaw projecting beyond the lower, with the upper incisors in advance of the lower; -- said of dogs.

Pigmental (a.) Alt. of Pigmentary

Pigmented (a.) Colored; specifically (Biol.), filled or imbued with pigment; as, pigmented epithelial cells; pigmented granules.

Pignerate (v. t.) To pledge or pawn.

Pignerate (v. t.) to receive in pawn, as a pawnbroker does.

Pigtailed (a.) Having a tail like a pig's; as, the pigtailed baboon.

Pikestaff (n.) The staff, or shaft, of a pike.

Pikestaff (n.) A staff with a spike in the lower end, to guard against slipping.

Pikrolite (n.) See Picrolite.

Pileiform (a.) Having the form of a pileus or cap; pileate.

Pile-worn (a.) Having the pile worn off; threadbare.

Pilfering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pilfer

Pilfering (a.) Thieving in a small way.

Pilfering (n.) Petty theft.

Pilgarlic (n.) One who has lost his hair by disease; a sneaking fellow, or one who is hardly used.

Pillaging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pillage

Pillarist (n.) See Stylite.

Pilleries (pl. ) of Pillery

Pillorize (v. t.) To set in, or punish with, the pillory; to pillory.

Pillories (pl. ) of Pillory

Pilloried (imp. & p. p.) of Pillory

Pillowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pillow

Pimpernel (n.) A plant of the genus Anagallis, of which one species (A. arvensis) has small flowers, usually scarlet, but sometimes purple, blue, or white, which speedily close at the approach of bad weather.

Pinacolin (n.) A colorless oily liquid related to the ketones, and obtained by the decomposition of pinacone; hence, by extension, any one of the series of which pinacolin proper is the type.

Pince-nez (n.) Eyeglasses kept on the nose by a spring.

Pinchbeck (n.) An alloy of copper and zinc, resembling gold; a yellow metal, composed of about three ounces of zinc to a pound of copper. It is much used as an imitation of gold in the manufacture of cheap jewelry.

Pinchbeck (a.) Made of pinchbeck; sham; cheap; spurious; unreal.

Pinchcock (n.) A clamp on a flexible pipe to regulate the flow of a fluid through the pipe.

Pinchfist (n.) A closefisted person; a miser.

Pincoffin (n.) A commercial preparation of garancin, yielding fine violet tints.

Pindarism (n.) Imitation of Pindar.

Pindarist (n.) One who imitates Pindar.

Pineapple (n.) A tropical plant (Ananassa sativa); also, its fruit; -- so called from the resemblance of the latter, in shape and external appearance, to the cone of the pine tree. Its origin is unknown, though conjectured to be American.

Pineaster (n.) See Pinaster.

Pine-clad (a.) Alt. of Pine-crowned

Pinedrops (n.) A reddish herb (Pterospora andromedea) of the United States, found parasitic on the roots of pine trees.

Pinefinch (n.) A small American bird (Spinus, / Chrysomitris, spinus); -- called also pine siskin, and American siskin.

Pinefinch (n.) The pine grosbeak.

Pinioning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pinion

Pinionist (n.) Any winged creature.

Pink-eyed (a.) Having small eyes.

Pinnacled (imp. & p. p.) of Pinnacle

Pinnately (adv.) In a pinnate manner.

Pinniform (a.) Shaped like a fin or feather.

Pinnulate (a.) Having each pinna subdivided; -- said of a leaf, or of its pinnae.

Pioneered (imp. & p. p.) of Pioneer

Pipe clay () A plastic, unctuous clay of a grayish white color, -- used in making tobacco pipes and various kinds of earthenware, in scouring cloth, and in cleansing soldiers' equipments.

Pipelayer () Alt. of Pipe layer

Pipemouth (n.) Any fish of the genus Fistularia; -- called also tobacco pipefish. See Fistularia.

Piperidge (n.) Same as Pepperidge.

Piperonal (n.) A white crystal

Pipestone (n.) A kind of clay slate, carved by the Indians into tobacco pipes. Cf. Catlinite.

Pipistrel (n.) Alt. of Pipistrelle

Piquantly (adv.) In a piquant manner.

Piqueerer (n.) See Pickeerer.

Pirameter (n.) A dynamometer for ascertaining the power required to draw carriages over roads.

Piratical (a.) Of or pertaining to a pirate; acquired by, or practicing, piracy; as, a piratical undertaking.

Piririgua (n.) A South American bird (Guira guira) allied to the cuckoos.

Pirouette (n.) A whirling or turning on the toes in dancing.

Pirouette (n.) The whirling about of a horse.

Pirouette (v. i.) To perform a pirouette; to whirl, like a dancer.

Piscation (n.) Fishing; fishery.

Piscatory (a.) Of or pertaining to fishes or fishing.

Pisciform (a.) Having the form of a fish; resembling a fish.

Pisolitic (a.) Composed of, containing, or resembling, pisolite.

Pisophalt (n.) Pissasphalt.

Pistachio (n.) The nut of the Pistacia vera, a tree of the order Anacardiaceae, containing a kernel of a pale greenish color, which has a pleasant taste, resembling that of the almond, and yields an oil of agreeable taste and odor; -- called also pistachio nut. It is wholesome and nutritive. The tree grows in Arabia, Persia, Syria, and Sicily.

Pistacite (n.) Epidote.

Pistareen (n.) An old Spanish silver coin of the value of about twenty cents.

Pistazite (n.) Same as Pistacite.

Pistoling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pistol

Pistolade (n.) A pistol shot.

Pistoleer (n.) One who uses a pistol.

Pitchfork (n.) A fork, or farming utensil, used in pitching hay, sheaves of grain, or the like.

Pitchfork (v. t.) To pitch or throw with, or as with, a pitchfork.

Pitch-ore (n.) Pitchblende.

Pitchwork (n.) The work of a coal miner who is paid by a share of his product.

Pithecoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the genus Pithecia, or subfamily Pithecinae, which includes the saki, ouakari, and other allied South American monkeys.

Pithecoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the anthropoid apes in particular, or to the higher apes of the Old World, collectively.

Pithiness (n.) The quality or state of being pithy.

Pituitary (a.) Secreting mucus or phlegm; as, the pituitary membrane, or the mucous membrane which

Pituitary (a.) Of or pertaining to the pituitary body; as, the pituitary fossa.

Pituitous (a.) Consisting of, or resembling, pituite or mucus; full of mucus; discharging mucus.

Pizzicato () A direction to violinists to pluck the string with the finger, instead of using the bow. (Abrev. pizz.)

Ribaldish (a.) Like a ribald.

Ribaudred (a.) Alt. of Ribaudrous

Ribboning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ribbon

Ribbonism (n.) The principles and practices of the Ribbonmen. See Ribbon Society, under Ribbon.

Ribbonman (n.) A member of the Ribbon Society. See Ribbon Society, under Ribbon.

Ricinolic (a.) Ricinoleic.

Ricketish (a.) Rickety.

Rickstand (n.) A flooring or framework on which a rick is made.

Riderless (a.) Having no rider; as, a riderless horse.

Ridgeband (n.) The part of a harness which passes over the saddle, and supports the shafts of a cart; -- called also ridgerope, and ridger.

Ridgebone (n.) The backbone.

Ridgeling (n.) A half-castrated male animal.

Ridgepole (n.) The timber forming the ridge of a roof, into which the rafters are secured.

Ridgerope (n.) See Life

Ridgingly (adv.) So as to form ridges.

Ridiculed (imp. & p. p.) of Ridicule

Ridiculer (n.) One who ridicules.

Riflebird (n.) Any one of several species of beautiful birds of Australia and New Guinea, of the genera Ptiloris and Craspidophora, allied to the paradise birds.

Rigescent (a.) Growing stiff or numb.

Righteous (a.) Doing, or according with, that which is right; yielding to all their due; just; equitable; especially, free from wrong, guilt, or sin; holy; as, a righteous man or act; a righteous retribution.

Rightless (a.) Destitute of right.

Rightness (n.) Straightness; as, the rightness of a

Rightness (n.) The quality or state of being right; right relation.

Rightward (adv.) Toward the right.

Rightwise (a.) Righteous.

Rightwise (v. t.) To make righteous.

Rigidness (n.) The quality or state of being rigid.

Rigmarole (n.) A succession of confused or nonsensical statements; foolish talk; nonsense.

Rigmarole (a.) Consisting of rigmarole; frovolous; nonsensical; foolish.

Rigsdaler (n.) A Danish coin worth about fifty-four cents. It was the former unit of value in Denmark.

Riksdaler (n.) A Swedish coin worth about twenty-seven cents. It was formerly the unit of value in Sweden.

Ringingly (adv.) In a ringing manner.

Riparious (a.) Growing along the banks of rivers; riparian.

Ripienist (n.) A player in the ripieno portion of an orchestra. See Ripieno.

Riprapped (imp. & p. p.) of Riprap

Ritualism (n.) A system founded upon a ritual or prescribed form of religious worship; adherence to, or observance of, a ritual.

Ritualism (n.) Specifically :(a) The principles and practices of those in the Church of England, who in the development of the Oxford movement, so-called, have insisted upon a return to the use in church services of the symbolic ornaments (altar cloths, encharistic vestments, candles, etc.) that were sanctioned in the second year of Edward VI., and never, as they maintain, forbidden by competennt authority, although generally disused. Schaff-Herzog Encyc. (b) Also, the principles and practices

Ritualist (n.) One skilled un, or attached to, a ritual; one who advocates or practices ritualism.

Rivalling () of Rival

Rivalries (pl. ) of Rivalry

Rivalship (n.) Rivalry.

Riverhood (n.) The quality or state of being a river.

Riverling (n.) A rivulet.

Riverside (n.) The side or bank of a river.

Sibilance (n.) Alt. of Sibilancy

Sibilancy (n.) The quality or state of being sibilant; sibilation.


Siccation (n.) The act or process of drying.

Siccative (a.) Drying; causing to dry.

Siccative (n.) That which promotes drying.

Siciliano (n.) A Sicilian dance, resembling the pastorale, set to a rather slow and graceful melody in 12-8 or 6-8 measure; also, the music to the dance.

Sickening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sicken

Sickening (a.) Causing sickness; specif., causing surfeit or disgust; nauseating.

Sikerness (n.) The quality or state of being sicker, or certain.

Sicklemen (pl. ) of Sickleman

Sickleman (n.) One who uses a sickle; a reaper.

Sideboard (n.) A piece of dining-room furniture having compartments and shelves for keeping or displaying articles of table service.

Sidepiece (n.) The jamb, or cheek, of an opening in a wall, as of door or window.

Siderated (a.) Planet-struck; blasted.

Sidereous (a.) Sidereal.

Siderosis (n.) A sort of pneumonia occuring in iron workers, produced by the inhalation of particles of iron.

Siegework (n.) A temporary fort or parallel where siege guns are mounted.

Sigh-born (a.) Sorrowful; mournful.

Sightless (a.) Wanting sight; without sight; blind.

Sightless (a.) That can not be seen; invisible.

Sightless (a.) Offensive or unpleasing to the eye; unsightly; as, sightless stains.

Sightsmen (pl. ) of Sightsman

Sightsman (n.) One who reads or performs music readily at first sight.

Sigmodont (n.) Any one of a tribe (Sigmodontes) of rodents which includes all the indigenous rats and mice of America. So called from the form of the ridges of enamel on the crowns of the worn molars. Also used adjectively.

Sigmoidal (a.) Curved in two directions, like the letter S, or the Greek /.

Signaling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Signal

Signalist (n.) One who makes signals; one who communicates intelligence by means of signals.

Signality (n.) The quality or state of being signal or remarkable.

Signalize (a.) To make signal or eminent; to render distinguished from what is common; to distinguish.

Signalize (a.) To communicate with by means of a signal; as, a ship signalizes its consort.

Signalize (a.) To indicate the existence, presence, or fact of, by a signal; as, to signalize the arrival of a steamer.

Signalman (n.) A man whose business is to manage or display signals; especially, one employed in setting the signals by which railroad trains are run or warned.

Signation (v. t.) Sign given; marking.

Signatory (a.) Relating to a seal; used in sealing.

Signatory (a.) Signing; joining or sharing in a signature; as, signatory powers.

Signatory (n.) A signer; one who signs or subscribes; as, a conference of signatories.

Signature (v. t.) A sign, stamp, or mark impressed, as by a seal.

Signature (v. t.) Especially, the name of any person, written with his own hand, employed to signify that the writing which precedes accords with his wishes or intentions; a sign manual; an autograph.

Signature (v. t.) An outward mark by which internal characteristics were supposed to be indicated.

Signature (v. t.) A resemblance between the external characters of a disease and those of some physical agent, for instance, that existing between the red skin of scarlet fever and a red cloth; -- supposed to indicate this agent in the treatment of the disease.

Signature (v. t.) The designation of the key (when not C major, or its relative, A minor) by means of one or more sharps or flats at the beginning of the staff, immediately after the clef, affecting all notes of the same letter throughout the piece or movement. Each minor key has the same signature as its relative major.

Signature (v. t.) A letter or figure placed at the bottom of the first page of each sheet of a book or pamphlet, as a direction to the binder in arranging and folding the sheets.

Signature (v. t.) The printed sheet so marked, or the form from which it is printed; as, to reprint one or more signatures.

Signature (v. t.) That part of a prescription which contains the directions to the patient. It is usually prefaced by S or Sig. (an abbreviation for the Latin signa, imperative of signare to sign or mark).

Signature (v. t.) To mark with, or as with, a signature or signatures.

Signboard (n.) A board, placed on or before a shop, office, etc., on which ssome notice is given, as the name of a firm, of a business, or the like.

Signified (imp. & p. p.) of Signify

Signorina (n.) Miss; -- a title of address among the Italians.

Sikerness (n.) See 2d Sicker, Sickerly, etc.

Silencing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Silence

Silicated (a.) Combined or impregnated with silicon or silica; as, silicated hydrogen; silicated rocks.

Siliceous (a.) Of or pertaining to silica; containing silica, or partaking of its nature.

Silicious (a.) See Siliceous.

Silicited (a.) Silicified.

Siliquosa (n. pl.) A Linnaean order of plants including those which bear siliques.

Siliquose (a.) Alt. of Siliquous

Siliquous (a.) Bearing siliques; as, siliquose plants; pertaining to, or resembling, siliques; as, siliquose capsules.

Silkiness (n.) The quality or state of being silky or silken; softness and smoothness.

Silkiness (n.) Fig.: Effeminacy; weakness.


Siluridan (n.) Any fish of the family Siluridae or of the order Siluroidei.

Silvanite (n.) See Sylvanite.

Silvering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Silver

Silverfin (n.) A small North American fresh-water cyprinoid fish (Notropis Whipplei).

Silvering (n.) The art or process of covering metals, wood, paper, glass, etc., with a thin film of metallic silver, or a substance resembling silver; also, the firm do laid on; as, the silvering of a glass speculum.

Silverize (v. t.) To cover with silver.

Similarly (adv.) In a similar manner.

Similiter (n.) The technical name of the form by which either party, in pleading, accepts the issue tendered by his opponent; -- called sometimes a joinder in issue.

Simmering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Simmer

Simonious (a.) Simoniacal.

Simpering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Simper

Simpering () a. &. n. from Simper, v.

Simpleton (n.) A person of weak intellect; a silly person.

Simulacra (pl. ) of Simulacrum

Simulated (imp. & p. p.) of Simulate

Simulator (n.) One who simulates, or feigns.

Sinapisin (n.) A substance extracted from mustard seed and probably identical with sinalbin.


Sincerely (adv.) In a sincere manner.

Sincerely (adv.) Purely; without alloy.

Sincerely (adv.) Honestly; unfeignedly; without dissimulation; as, to speak one's mind sincerely; to love virtue sincerely.

Sincerity (n.) The quality or state of being sincere; honesty of mind or intention; freedom from simulation, hypocrisy, disguise, or false pretense; sincereness.

Sinecural (a.) Of or pertaining to a sinecure; being in the nature of a sinecure.

Sinewless (a.) Having no sinews; hence, having no strength or vigor.

Singeress (n.) A songstress.

Singingly (adv.) With sounds like singing; with a kind of tune; in a singing tone.

Singleton (n.) In certain games at cards, as whist, a single card of any suit held at the deal by a player; as, to lead a singleton.

Sing-sing (n.) The kob.

Singultus (n.) Hiccough.

Sinistrad (adv.) Toward the left side; sinistrally.

Sinistral (a.) Of or pertaining to the left, inclining to the left; sinistrous; -- opposed to dextral.

Sinistral (a.) Having the whorls of the spire revolving or rising to the left; reversed; -- said of certain spiral shells.

Sinistrin (n.) A mucilaginous carbohydrate, resembling achroodextrin, extracted from squill as a colorless amorphous substance; -- so called because it is levorotatory.

Sinneress (n.) A woman who sins.

Sinologue (n.) A student of Chinese; one versed in the Chinese language, literature, and history.

Sinuating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sinuate

Sinuation (n.) A winding or bending in and out.

Sinuosity (n.) Quality or state of being sinuous.

Sinuosity (n.) A bend, or a series of bends and turns; a winding, or a series of windings; a wave

Siphonage (n.) The action of a siphon.

Siphonata (n. pl.) A tribe of bivalve mollusks in which the posterior mantle border is prolonged into two tubes or siphons. Called also Siphoniata. See Siphon, 2 (a), and Quahaug.

Siphonate (a.) Having a siphon or siphons.

Siphonate (a.) Belonging to the Siphonata.

Siphonium (n.) A bony tube which, in some birds, connects the tympanium with the air chambers of the articular piece of the mandible.

Siphuncle (n.) The tube which runs through the partitions of chambered cephalopod shells.

Siraskier (n.) See Seraskier.

Sirbonian (a.) See Serbonian.

Sirenical (a.) Like, or appropriate to, a siren; fascinating; deceptive.

Sistering (a.) Contiguous.

Sisyphean (a.) Relating to Sisyphus; incessantly recurring; as, Sisyphean labors.

Situation (n.) Manner in which an object is placed; location, esp. as related to something else; position; locality site; as, a house in a pleasant situation.

Situation (n.) Position, as regards the conditions and circumstances of the case.

Situation (n.) Relative position; circumstances; temporary state or relation at a moment of action which excites interest, as of persons in a dramatic scene.

Situation (n.) Permanent position or employment; place; office; as, a situation in a store; a situation under government.

Sitz bath () A tub in which one bathes in a sitting posture; also, a bath so taken; a hip bath.

Sixpences (pl. ) of Sixpence

Sixteenmo (n.) See Sextodecimo.

Sixteenth (a.) Sixth after the tenth; next in order after the fifteenth.

Sixteenth (a.) Constituting or being one of sixteen equal parts into which anything is divided.

Sixteenth (n.) The quotient of a unit divided by sixteen; one of sixteen equal parts of one whole.

Sixteenth (n.) The next in order after the fifteenth; the sixth after the tenth.

Sixteenth (n.) An interval comprising two octaves and a second.

Sizarship (n.) The position or standing of a sizar.

Ticketing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ticket

Ticketing (n.) A periodical sale of ore in the English mining districts; -- so called from the tickets upon which are written the bids of the buyers.

Tide-rode (a.) Swung by the tide when at anchor; -- opposed to wind-rode.

Tiercelet (n.) The male of various falcons, esp. of the peregrine; also, the male of the goshawk.

Tiger-eye (n.) A siliceous stone of a yellow color and chatoyant luster, obtained in South Africa and much used for ornament. It is an altered form of the mineral crocidolite. See Crocidolite.

Tightened (imp. & p. p.) of Tighten

Tightener (n.) That which tightens; specifically (Mach.), a tightening pulley.

Tightness (n.) The quality or condition of being tight.

Tilburies (pl. ) of Tilbury

Tilestone (n.) A kind of laminated shale or sandstone belonging to some of the layers of the Upper Silurian.

Tilestone (n.) A tile of stone.

Tillering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tiller

Tillodont (n.) One of the Tillodontia.

Tilt-mill (n.) A mill where a tilt hammer is used, or where the process of tilting is carried on.

Tilt-yard (n.) A yard or place for tilting.

Timbering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Timber

Timbering (n.) The act of furnishing with timber; also, timbers, collectively; timberwork; timber.

Timbermen (pl. ) of Timberman

Timberman (n.) A man employed in placing supports of timber in a mine.

Timbreled (a.) Alt. of Timbrelled

Timburine (n.) A tambourine.

Timenoguy (n.) A rope carried taut between or over obstacles likely to engage or foul the running rigging in working a ship.

Timepiece (n.) A clock, watch, or other instrument, to measure or show the progress of time; a chronometer.

Timocracy (n.) A state in which the love of honor is the ruling motive.

Timocracy (n.) A state in which honors are distributed according to a rating of property.

Timorsome (a.) Easily frightened; timorous.

Tinamides (n. pl.) A division of struthious birds, including the tinamous.

Tinctured (imp. & p. p.) of Tincture

Tinkering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tinker

Tinkering (n.) The act or work of a tinker.

Tinselled () of Tinsel

Tinseling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tinsel

Tipsiness (n.) The state of being tipsy.

Tiredness (n.) The state of being tired, or weary.

Titanitic (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, titanium; as, a titanitic mineral.

Titillate (v. t. & i.) To tickle; as, to titillate the nose with a feather.

Titleless (a.) Not having a title or name; without legitimate title.

Titrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Titrate

Titration (n.) The act or process of titrating; a substance obtained by titrating.

Tittering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Titter

Tittlebat (n.) The three-spined stickleback.

Titularly (adv.) In a titular manner; nominally; by title only.

Viability (n.) The quality or state of being viable.

Viability (n.) The capacity of living after birth.

Viability (n.) The capacity of living, or being distributed, over wide geographical limits; as, the viability of a species.

Vibracula (pl. ) of Vibraculum

Vibrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vibrate

Vibratile (a.) Adapted to, or used in, vibratory motion; having the power of vibrating; vibratory; as, the vibratile organs of insects.

Vibration (n.) The act of vibrating, or the state of being vibrated, or in vibratory motion; quick motion to and fro; oscillation, as of a pendulum or musical string.

Vibration (n.) A limited reciprocating motion of a particle of an elastic body or medium in alternately opposite directions from its position of equilibrium, when that equilibrium has been disturbed, as when a stretched cord or other body produces musical notes, or particles of air transmit sounds to the ear. The path of the particle may be in a straight

Vibrative (a. Vibrating) ; vibratory.

Vibratory (a.) Consisting in, or causing, vibration, or oscillation; vibrating; as, a vibratory motion; a vibratory power.

Vibriones (pl. ) of Vibrio

Vibrissae (pl. ) of Vibrissa

Vicariate (a.) Having delegated power, as a vicar; vicarious.

Vicariate (n.) Delegated office or power; vicarship; the office or oversight of a vicar.

Vicarious (prep.) Of or pertaining to a vicar, substitute, or deputy; deputed; delegated; as, vicarious power or authority.

Vicarious (prep.) Acting of suffering for another; as, a vicarious agent or officer.

Vicarious (prep.) Performed of suffered in the place of another; substituted; as, a vicarious sacrifice; vicarious punishment.

Vicarious (prep.) Acting as a substitute; -- said of abnormal action which replaces a suppressed normal function; as, vicarious hemorrhage replacing menstruation.

Vicarship (n.) The office or dignity of a vicar.

Vicennial (a.) Lasting or comprising twenty years.

Vicennial (a.) Happening once in twenty years; as, a vicennial celebration.

Viciosity (n.) Vitiosity.

Vicontiel (a.) Of or pertaining to the viscount or sheriff of a country.

Victimate (v. t.) To make a victim of; to sacrifice; to immolate.

Victimize (v. t.) To make a victim of, esp. by deception; to dupe; to cheat.

Victoress (n.) A victress.

Victorian (a.) Of or pertaining to the reign of Queen Victoria of England; as, the Victorian poets.

Victorine (n.) A woman's fur tippet.

Victories (pl. ) of Victory

Victualed (imp. & p. p.) of Victual

Victualer (n.) One who furnishes victuals.

Victualer (n.) One who keeps a house of entertainment; a tavern keeper; an innkeeper.

Victualer (n.) A vessel employed to carry provisions, usually for military or naval use; a provision use; a provision ship.

Victualer (n.) One who deals in grain; a corn factor.

Videlicet (adv.) To wit; namely; -- often abbreviated to viz.

Viduation (n.) The state of being widowed or bereaved; loss; bereavement.

Viewiness (n.) The quality or state of being viewy, or of having unpractical views.

Vigesimal (a.) Twentieth; divided into, or consisting of, twenties or twenty parts.

Vigilance (n.) The quality or state of being vigilant; forbearance of sleep; wakefulness.

Vigilance (n.) Watchfulness in respect of danger; care; caution; circumspection.

Vigilance (n.) Guard; watch.

Vigilancy (n.) Vigilance.

Vilifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vilify

Villagery (n.) Villages; a district of villages.

Villanage (n.) The state of a villain, or serf; base servitude; tenure on condition of doing the meanest services for the lord.

Villanage (n.) Baseness; infamy; villainy.

Villanize (v. t.) To make vile; to debase; to degrade; to revile.

Villanous (n.) Alt. of Villanousness

Villenage (n.) Villanage.

Villenous (a.) Of or pertaining to a villein.

Villiform (a.) Having the form or appearance of villi; like close-set fibers, either hard or soft; as, the teeth of perch are villiform.

Villosity (n.) State of being villous.

Villosity (n.) A coating of long, slender hairs.

Villosity (n.) A villus.

Vimineous (a.) Of or pertaining to twigs; made of pliant twigs.

Vimineous (a.) Producing long, slender twigs or shoots.

Vinaceous (a.) Belonging to, or like, wine or grapes.

Vinaceous (a.) Of the color of wine, especially of red wine.

Vinagrous (a.) Resembling vinegar; sour.

Vinagrous (a.) Fig.: Unamiable; morose.

Vinculums (pl. ) of Vinculum

Vindemial (a.) Of or pertaining to a vintage, or grape harvest.

Vindicate (v. t.) To lay claim to; to assert a right to; to claim.

Vindicate (v. t.) To maintain or defend with success; to prove to be valid; to assert convincingly; to sustain against assault; as, to vindicate a right, claim, or title.

Vindicate (v. t.) To support or maintain as true or correct, against denial, censure, or objections; to defend; to justify.

Vindicate (v. t.) To maintain, as a law or a cause, by overthrowing enemies.

Vindicate (v. t.) To liberate; to set free; to deliver.

Vindicate (v. t.) To avenge; to punish; as, a war to vindicate or punish infidelity.

Vine-clad (a.) Covered with vines.

Vinolency (n.) Drunkennes.

Vinometer (n.) An instrument for determining the strength or purity of wine by measuring its density.

Vintaging (n.) The act of gathering the vintage, or crop of grapes.

Violantin (n.) A complex nitrogenous substance, produced as a yellow crystal

Violating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Violate

Violation (n.) The act of violating, treating with violence, or injuring; the state of being violated.

Violation (n.) Infringement; transgression; nonobservance; as, the violation of law or positive command, of covenants, promises, etc.

Violation (n.) An act of irreverence or desecration; profanation or contemptuous treatment of sacred things; as, the violation of a church.

Violation (n.) Interruption, as of sleep or peace; disturbance.

Violation (n.) Ravishment; rape; outrage.

Violative (a.) Violating, or tending to violate.

Violently (adv.) In a violent manner.

Violinist (n.) A player on the violin.

Virescent (a.) Beginning to be green; slightly green; greenish.

Virgalieu (n.) A valuable kind of pear, of an obovate shape and with melting flesh of delicious flavor; -- more properly called White Doyenne.

Virgilian (a.) Of or pertaining to Virgil, the Roman poet; resembling the style of Virgil.

Virginity (n.) The quality or state of being a virgin; undefiled purity or chastity; maidenhood.

Virginity (n.) The unmarried life; celibacy.

Virgulate (a.) Shaped like a little twig or rod.

Viridness (n.) Viridity; greenness.

Virmilion (n.) See Vermilion.

Virtually (adv.) In a virtual manner; in efficacy or effect only, and not actually; to all intents and purposes; practically.

Virtuosos (pl. ) of Virtuoso

Virulence (n.) Alt. of Virulency

Virulency (n.) The quality or state of being virulent or venomous; poisonousness; malignancy.

Virulency (n.) Extreme bitterness or malignity of disposition.

Vis-a-vis (n.) One who, or that which, is face to face with another; esp., one who faces another in dancing.

Vis-a-vis (n.) A carriage in which two persons sit face to face. Also, a form of sofa with seats for two persons, so arranged that the occupants are face to face while sitting on opposite sides.

Vis-a-vis (adv.) Face to face.

Viz-cacha (n.) A large burrowing South American rodent (Lagostomus trichodactylus) allied to the chinchillas, but much larger. Its fur is soft and rather long, mottled gray above, white or yellowish white beneath. There is a white band across the muzzle, and a dark band on each cheek. It inhabits grassy plains, and is noted for its extensive burrows and for heaping up miscellaneous articles at the mouth of its burrows. Called also biscacha, bizcacha, vischacha, vishatscha.

Viscerate (v. t.) To deprive of the viscera, or entrails; to eviscerate; to disembowel.

Viscidity (n.) The quality or state of being viscid; also, that which is viscid; glutinous concretion; stickiness.

Viscoidal (a.) Somewhat viscous. Cf. Mobile, a., 2.

Viscosity (n.) The quality or state of being viscous.

Viscosity (n.) A quality analogous to that of a viscous fluid, supposed to be caused by internal friction, especially in the case of gases.

Viscounty (n.) The quality, rank, or office of a viscount.

Visioning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vision

Visionary (a.) Of or pertaining to a visions or visions; characterized by, appropriate to, or favorable for, visions.

Visionary (a.) Affected by phantoms; disposed to receive impressions on the imagination; given to reverie; apt to receive, and act upon, fancies as if they were realities.

Visionary (a.) Existing in imagination only; not real; fanciful; imaginary; having no solid foundation; as, visionary prospect; a visionary scheme or project.

Visionary (n.) One whose imagination is disturbed; one who sees visions or phantoms.

Visionary (n.) One whose imagination overpowers his reason and controls his judgment; an unpractical schemer; one who builds castles in the air; a daydreamer.

Visionist (n.) A visionary.

Visitable (a.) Liable or subject to be visited or inspected.

Visualize (v. t.) To make visual, or visible; to see in fancy.

Vitalized (imp. & p. p.) of Vitalize

Vitellary (a.) Vitel


Vitiating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vitiate

Vitiation (n.) The act of vitiating, or the state of being vitiated; depravation; corruption; invalidation; as, the vitiation of the blood; the vitiation of a contract.

Vitiosity (n.) Viciousness; depravity.

Vitiously (n.) Alt. of Vitiousness

Vitrified (a.) Converted into glass.

Vitriform (a.) Having the form or appearance of glass; resembling glass; glasslike.

Vitrified (imp. & p. p.) of Vitrify

Vitriolic (a.) Of or pertaining to vitriol; derived from, or resembling, vitriol; vitriolous; as, a vitriolic taste. Cf. Vitriol.

Vitruvian (a.) Of or pertaining to Vitruvius, an ancient Roman architect.

Vivacious (a.) Having vigorous powers of life; tenacious of life; long-lived.

Vivacious (a.) Sprightly in temper or conduct; lively; merry; as, a vivacious poet.

Vivacious (a.) Living through the winter, or from year to year; perennial.

Vivariums (pl. ) of Vivarium

Viva voce () By word of mouth; orally.

Viverrine (a.) Of or pertaining to the Viverridae, or Civet family.

Vivianite (n.) A hydrous phosphate of iron of a blue to green color, growing darker on exposure. It occurs in monoclinic crystals, also fibrous, massive, and earthy.

Vivifical (a.) Giving life; reviving; enlivening.

Vivifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vivify

Vizierate (n.) The office, dignity, or authority of a vizier.

Vizierial (a.) Of, pertaining to, or issued by, a vizier.

Wiclifite (n.) Alt. of Wickliffite

Widewhere (adv.) Widely; far and wide.

Widowhood (n.) The state of being a widow; the time during which a woman is widow; also, rarely, the state of being a widower.

Widowhood (n.) Estate settled on a widow.

Wieldable (a.) Capable of being wielded.

Wieldance (n.) The act or power of wielding.

Wieldless (a.) Not to be wielded; unmanageable; unwieldy.

Wieldsome (a.) Admitting of being easily wielded or managed.

Wierangle (n.) Same as Wariangle.

Wildering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wilder

Wildering (n.) A plant growing in a state of nature; especially, one which has run wild, or escaped from cultivation.

Wildgrave (n.) A waldgrave, or head forest keeper. See Waldgrave.

Willemite (n.) A silicate of zinc, usually occurring massive and of a greenish yellow color, also in reddish crystals (troostite) containing manganese.

Willingly (adv.) In a willing manner; with free will; without reluctance; cheerfully.

Willowish (a.) Having the color of the willow; resembling the willow; willowy.

Wincopipe (n.) A little red flower, no doubt the pimpernel, which, when it opens in the morning, is supposed to bode a fair day. See Pimpernel.

Windbound (a.) prevented from sailing, by a contrary wind. See Weatherbound.

Windhover (n.) The kestrel; -- called also windbibber, windcuffer, windfanner.

Windiness (n.) The quality or state of being windy or tempestuous; as, the windiness of the weather or the season.

Windiness (n.) Fullness of wind; flatulence.

Windiness (n.) Tendency to generate wind or gas; tendency to produce flatulence; as, the windiness of vegetables.

Windiness (n.) Tumor; puffiness.

Windingly (adv.) In a winding manner.

Windowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Window

Wind-rode (a.) Caused to ride or drive by the wind in opposition to the course of the tide; -- said of a vessel lying at anchor, with wind and tide opposed to each other.

Windrowed (imp. & p. p.) of Windrow

Windstorm (n.) A storm characterized by high wind with little or no rain.

Windtight (a.) So tight as to prevent the passing through of wind.

Wineberry (n.) The red currant.

Wineberry (n.) The bilberry.

Wineberry (n.) A peculiar New Zealand shrub (Coriaria ruscifolia), in which the petals ripen and afford an abundant purple juice from which a kind of wine is made. The plant also grows in Chili.

Wineglass (n.) A small glass from which to drink wine.

Winkingly (adv.) In a winking manner; with the eye almost closed.

Winnard 2 (n.) The redwing.

Winningly (adv.) In a winning manner.

Winninish (n.) The land-locked variety of the common salmon.

Winnowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Winnew

Winnowing (n.) The act of one who, or that which, winnows.

Wintering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Winter

Wiredrawn (p. p.) of Wiredraw

Wire-heel (n.) A disease in the feet of a horse or other beast.

Wise-like (a.) Resembling that which is wise or sensible; judicious.

Wish-wash (n.) Any weak, thin drink.

Wit(t)ing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wit

Witch-elm (n.) See Wych-elm.

Withamite (n.) A variety of epidote, of a reddish color, found in Scotland.

Withdrawn (p. p.) of Withdraw

Withering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wither

Withering (a.) Tending to wither; causing to shrink or fade.

Witherite (n.) Barium carbonate occurring in white or gray six-sided twin crystals, and also in columnar or granular masses.

Withernam (n.) A second or reciprocal distress of other goods in lieu of goods which were taken by a first distress and have been eloigned; a taking by way of reprisal; -- chiefly used in the expression capias in withernam, which is the name of a writ used in connection with the action of replevin (sometimes called a writ of reprisal), which issues to a defendant in replevin when he has obtained judgment for a return of the chattels replevied, and fails to obtain them on the writ of return.

Withe-rod (n.) A North American shrub (Viburnum nudum) whose tough osierlike shoots are sometimes used for binding sheaves.

Withouten (prep.) Without.

Withstood (imp. & p. p.) of Withstand

Withstand (prep.) To stand against; to oppose; to resist, either with physical or moral force; as, to withstand an attack of troops; to withstand eloquence or arguments.

Withstood (imp. & p. p.) o/ Withstand.

Witnessed (imp. & p. p.) of Witness

Witnesser (n.) One who witness.

Witticism (n.) A witty saying; a sentence or phrase which is affectedly witty; an attempt at wit; a conceit.

Wittified (a.) Possessed of wit; witty.

Wittiness (n.) The quality of being witty.

Wittingly (v.) Knowingly; with knowledge; by design.

Xiphidium (n.) A genus of plants of the order Haemodraceae, having two-ranked, sword-shaped leaves.

Xiphosura (n. pl.) See Xiphura.

Yieldable (a.) Disposed to yield or comply.

Yieldance (n.) The act of producing; yield; as, the yieldance of the earth.

Yieldance (n.) The act of yielding; concession.

Yieldless (a.) Without yielding; unyielding.

Zigzagged (imp. & p. p.) of Zigzag

Zinkenite (n.) A steel-gray metallic mineral, a sulphide of antimony and lead.

Zirconate (n.) A salt of zirconic acid.

Zirconium (n.) A rare element of the carbon-silicon group, intermediate between the metals and nonmetals, obtained from the mineral zircon as a dark sooty powder, or as a gray metallic crystal

Zirconoid (n.) A double eight-sided pyramid, a form common with tetragonal crystals; -- so called because this form often occurs in crystals of zircon.

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