9 letter words whose second letter is O

Boanerges () Any declamatory and vociferous preacher or orator.

Boardable (a.) That can be boarded, as a ship.

Boastance (n.) Boasting.

Boastless (a.) Without boasting or ostentation.

Boathouse (n.) A house for sheltering boats.

Boatswain (n.) An officer who has charge of the boats, sails, rigging, colors, anchors, cables, cordage, etc., of a ship, and who also summons the crew, and performs other duties.

Boatswain (n.) The jager gull.

Boatswain (n.) The tropic bird.

Boat-tail (n.) A large grackle or blackbird (Quiscalus major), found in the Southern United States.

Boatwomen (pl. ) of Boatwoman

Boatwoman (n.) A woman who manages a boat.

Bobsleigh (n.) A short sled, mostly used as one of a pair connected by a reach or coupling; also, the compound sled so formed.

Bobtailed (a.) Having the tail cut short, or naturally short; curtailed; as, a bobtailed horse or dog; a bobtailed coat.

Bock beer () A strong beer, originally made in Bavaria.

Bodyguard (n.) A guard to protect or defend the person; a lifeguard.

Bodyguard (n.) Retinue; attendance; following.

Bogsucker (n.) The American woodcock; -- so called from its feeding among the bogs.

Boilingly (adv.) With boiling or ebullition.

Bolection (n.) A projecting molding round a panel. Same as Bilection.

Bolognese (a.) Of or pertaining to Bologna.

Bolognese (n.) A native of Bologna.

Bolognian (a. & n.) Bolognese.

Bolometer (n.) An instrument for measuring minute quantities of radiant heat, especially in different parts of the spectrum; -- called also actinic balance, thermic balance.

Bolstered (imp. & p. p.) of Bolster

Bolstered (a.) Supported; upheld.

Bolstered (a.) Swelled out.

Bolsterer (n.) A supporter.

Boltonite (n.) A granular mineral of a grayish or yellowish color, found in Bolton, Massachusetts. It is a silicate of magnesium, belonging to the chrysolite family.

Boltsprit (n.) See Bowsprit.

Bombarded (imp. & p. p.) of Bombard

Bombardon (n.) Originally, a deep-toned instrument of the oboe or bassoon family; thence, a bass reed stop on the organ. The name bombardon is now given to a brass instrument, the lowest of the saxhorns, in tone resembling the ophicleide.

Bombasine (n.) Same as Bombazine.

Bombastic (a.) Alt. of Bombastical

Bombastry (n.) Swelling words without much meaning; bombastic language; fustian.

Bombazine (n.) A twilled fabric for dresses, of which the warp is silk, and the weft worsted. Black bombazine has been much used for mourning garments.

Bombilate (n.) To hum; to buzz.

Bombinate (v. i.) To hum; to boom.

Bomboloes (pl. ) of Bombolo

Bombproof (a.) Secure against the explosive force of bombs.

Bombproof (n.) A structure which heavy shot and shell will not penetrate.

Bombshell (n.) A bomb. See Bomb, n.

Bona fide () In or with good faith; without fraud or deceit; real or really; actual or actually; genuine or genuinely; as, you must proceed bona fide; a bona fide purchaser or transaction.

Bona roba () A showy wanton; a courtesan.

Boncilate (n.) A substance composed of ground bone, mineral matters, etc., hardened by pressure, and used for making billiard balls, boxes, etc.

Bondslave (n.) A person in a state of slavery; one whose person and liberty are subjected to the authority of a master.

Bondstone (n.) A stone running through a wall from one face to another, to bind it together; a binding stone.

Bondwomen (pl. ) of Bondwoman

Bondwoman (n.) A woman who is a slave, or in bondage.

Boneblack (n.) See Bone black, under Bone, n.

Bonhommie (n.) good nature; pleasant and easy manner.

Bonnilass (n.) A "bonny lass"; a beautiful girl.

Bonniness (n.) The quality of being bonny; gayety; handsomeness.

Boohooing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Boohoe

Bookcraft (n.) Authorship; literary skill.

Bookmaker (n.) One who writes and publishes books; especially, one who gathers his materials from other books; a compiler.

Bookmaker (n.) A betting man who "makes a book." See To make a book, under Book, n.

Bookplate (n.) A label, placed upon or in a book, showing its ownership or its position in a library.

Bookshelf (n.) A shelf to hold books.

Bookstall (n.) A stall or stand where books are sold.

Bookstand (n.) A place or stand for the sale of books in the streets; a bookstall.

Bookstand (n.) A stand to hold books for reading or reference.

Bookstore (n.) A store where books are kept for sale; -- called in England a bookseller's shop.

Boomerang (n.) A very singular missile weapon used by the natives of Australia and in some parts of India. It is usually a curved stick of hard wood, from twenty to thirty inches in length, from two to three inches wide, and half or three quarters of an inch thick. When thrown from the hand with a quick rotary motion, it describes very remarkable curves, according to the shape of the instrument and the manner of throwing it, often moving nearly horizontally a long distance, then curving upward

Bootblack (n.) One who blacks boots.

Bootmaker (n.) One who makes boots.

Borborygm (n.) A rumbling or gurgling noise produced by wind in the bowels.

Bordelais (a.) Of or pertaining to Bordeaux, in France, or to the district around Bordeaux.

Bordeller (n.) A keeper or a frequenter of a brothel.

Bordering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Border

Borrowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Borrow

Bosjesman (n.) See Bushman.

Boskiness (n.) Boscage; also, the state or quality of being bosky.

Bosporian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Thracian or the Cimmerian Bosporus.

Botanical (a.) Of or pertaining to botany; relating to the study of plants; as, a botanical system, arrangement, textbook, expedition.

Botanized (imp. & p. p.) of Botanize

Botanizer (n.) One who botanizes.

Botchedly (adv.) In a clumsy manner.

Botcherly (a.) Bungling; awkward.

Bothering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bother

Botocudos (n. pl.) A Brazilian tribe of Indians, noted for their use of poisons; -- also called Aymbores.

Botryogen (n.) A hydrous sulphate of iron of a deep red color. It often occurs in botryoidal form.

Bottoming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bottom

Boulework (n.) Same as Buhl, Buhlwork.

Boulevard (n.) Originally, a bulwark or rampart of fortification or fortified town.

Boulevard (n.) A public walk or street occupying the site of demolished fortifications. Hence: A broad avenue in or around a city.

Boundless (a.) Without bounds or confines; illimitable; vast; unlimited.

Bounteous (a.) Liberal in charity; disposed to give freely; generously liberal; munificent; beneficent; free in bestowing gifts; as, bounteous production.

Bountiful (a.) Free in giving; liberal in bestowing gifts and favors.

Bountiful (a.) Plentiful; abundant; as, a bountiful supply of food.

Bouquetin (n.) The ibex.

Bourgeois (n.) A size of type between long primer and brevier. See Type.

Bourgeois (n.) A man of middle rank in society; one of the shopkeeping class.

Bourgeois (a.) Characteristic of the middle class, as in France.

Bournless (a.) Without a bourn or limit.

Bow-bells (n. pl.) The bells of Bow Church in London; cockneydom.

Bowelling () of Bowel

Bowelless (a.) Without pity.

Bowstring (n.) The string of a bow.

Bowstring (n.) A string used by the Turks for strangling offenders.

Bowstrung () of Bowstring

Bowstring (v. t.) To strangle with a bowstring.

Boxhauled (imp. & p. p.) of Boxhaul

Boxkeeper (n.) An attendant at a theater who has charge of the boxes.

Boycotted (imp. & p. p.) of Boycott

Boycotter (n.) A participant in boycotting.

Coadapted (a.) Adapted one to another; as, coadapted pulp and tooth.

Coadjutor (n.) One who aids another; an assistant; a coworker.

Coadjutor (n.) The assistant of a bishop or of a priest holding a benefice.

Coadunate (a.) United at the base, as contiguous lobes of a leaf.

Coagulant (n.) That which produces coagulation.

Coagulate (a.) Coagulated.

Coagulate (v. t.) To cause (a liquid) to change into a curdlike or semisolid state, not by evaporation but by some kind of chemical reaction; to curdle; as, rennet coagulates milk; heat coagulates the white of an egg.

Coagulate (v. i.) To undergo coagulation.

Coalesced (imp. & p. p.) of Coalesce

Coalgoose (n.) The cormorant; -- so called from its black color.

Coalition (n.) The act of coalescing; union into a body or mass, as of separate bodies or parts; as, a coalition of atoms.

Coalition (n.) A combination, for temporary purposes, of persons, parties, or states, having different interests.

Co-allies (pl. ) of Co-ally

Coalmouse (n.) A small species of titmouse, with a black head; the coletit.

Coarctate (a.) To press together; to crowd; to straiten; to confine closely.

Coarctate (a.) To restrain; to confine.

Coarctate (a.) Pressed together; closely connected; -- applied to insects having the abdomen separated from the thorax only by a constriction.

Coastwise (adv.) Alt. of Coastways

Coastways (adv.) By way of, or along, the coast.

Coaxation (n.) The act of croaking.

Coaxingly (adv.) In a coaxing manner; by coaxing.

Cobaltine (n.) Alt. of Cobaltite

Cobaltite (n.) A mineral of a nearly silver-white color, composed of arsenic, sulphur, and cobalt.

Cobaltous (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, cobalt; -- said esp. of cobalt compounds in which the metal has its lower valence.

Cobwebbed (a.) Abounding in cobwebs.

Coccolite (n.) A granular variety of pyroxene, green or white in color.

Coccolith (n.) One of a kind of minute, calcareous bodies, probably vegetable, often abundant in deep-sea mud.

Coccygeal (a.) Of or pertaining to the coccyx; as, the coccygeal vertebrae.

Cochineal () A dyestuff consisting of the dried bodies of females of the Coccus cacti, an insect native in Mexico, Central America, etc., and found on several species of cactus, esp. Opuntia cochinellifera.

Cochleare (n.) A spoon.

Cochleare (n.) A spoonful.

Cochleary (a.) Same as Cochleate.

Cochleate (a.) Alt. of Cochleated

Cockateel (n.) An Australian parrot (Calopsitta Novae-Hollandiae); -- so called from its note.

Cockering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cocker

Cockfight (n.) A match or contest of gamecocks.

Cockhorse (n.) A child's rocking-horse.

Cockhorse (n.) A high or tall horse.

Cockhorse (a.) Lifted up, as one is on a tall horse.

Cockhorse (a.) Lofty in feeling; exultant; proud; upstart.

Cocklebur (n.) A coarse, composite weed, having a rough or prickly fruit; one of several species of the genus Xanthium; -- called also clotbur.

Cockmatch (n.) A cockfight.

Cockneyfy (v. t.) To form with the manners or character of a cockney.

Cockroach (n.) An orthopterous insect of the genus Blatta, and allied genera.

Cockscomb (n.) See Coxcomb.

Cockscomb (n.) A plant (Celosia cristata), of many varieties, cultivated for its broad, fantastic spikes of brilliant flowers; -- sometimes called garden cockscomb. Also the Pedicularis, or lousewort, the Rhinanthus Crista-galli, and the Onobrychis Crista-galli.

Cockshead (n.) A leguminous herb (Onobrychis Caput-galli), having small spiny-crested pods.

Cockswain (n.) The steersman of a boat; a petty officer who has charge of a boat and its crew.

Coco palm () See Cocoa.

Cocobolas (n.) A very beautiful and hard wood, obtained in the West India Islands. It is used in cabinetmaking, for the handles of tools, and for various fancy articles.

Cocoonery (n.) A building or apartment for silkworms, when feeding and forming cocoons.

Codifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Codify

Cod liver (n.) The liver of the common cod and allied species.

Coecilian (n.) See Caecilian.

Coelodont (a.) Having hollow teeth; -- said of a group lizards.

Coelodont (n.) One of a group of lizards having hollow teeth.

Coemption (n.) The act of buying the whole quantity of any commodity.

Coenobite (n.) See Cenobite.

Coenogamy (n.) The state of a community which permits promiscuous sexual intercourse among its members; -- as in certain primitive tribes or communistic societies.

Coenosarc (n.) The common soft tissue which unites the polyps of a compound hydroid. See Hydroidea.

Coequally (adv.) With coequality.

Coercible (a.) Capable of being coerced.

Coetanean (n.) A person coetaneous with another; a contemporary.

Coeternal (a.) Equally eternal.

Coexisted (imp. & p. p.) of Coexist

Coffeeman (n.) One who keeps a coffeehouse.

Coffeepot (n.) A covered pot in which coffee is prepared, or is brought upon the table for drinking.

Cofferdam (n.) A water-tight inclosure, as of piles packed with clay, from which the water is pumped to expose the bottom (of a river, etc.) and permit the laying of foundations, building of piers, etc.

Coffining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Coffin

Cogitable (a.) Capable of being brought before the mind as a thought or idea; conceivable; thinkable.

Cogitated (imp. & p. p.) of Cogitate

Cognation (n.) Relationship by blood; descent from the same original; kindred.

Cognation (n.) Participation of the same nature.

Cognation (n.) That tie of consanguinity which exists between persons descended from the same mother; -- used in distinction from agnation.

Cognition (v. t.) The act of knowing; knowledge; perception.

Cognition (v. t.) That which is known.

Cognitive (a.) Knowing, or apprehending by the understanding; as, cognitive power.

Cognizant (a.) Having cognizance or knowledge. (of).

Cohabited (imp. & p. p.) of Cohabit

Cohabiter (n.) A cohabitant.

Coheiress (n.) A female heir who inherits with other heiresses; a joint heiress.

Coherence (n.) Alt. of Coherency

Coherency (n.) A sticking or cleaving together; union of parts of the same body; cohesion.

Coherency (n.) Connection or dependence, proceeding from the subordination of the parts of a thing to one principle or purpose, as in the parts of a discourse, or of a system of philosophy; consecutiveness.

Cohesible (a.) Capable of cohesion.

Cohibited (imp. & p. p.) of Cohibit

Cohobated (imp. & p. p.) of Cohobate

Coincided (imp. & p. p.) of Coincide

Coincider (n.) One who coincides with another in an opinion.

Coinitial (a.) Having a common beginning.

Cointense (a.) Equal in intensity or degree; as, the relations between 6 and 12, and 8 and 16, are cointense.

Colaborer (n.) One who labors with another; an associate in labor.

Colchicum (n.) A genus of bulbous-rooted plants found in many parts of Europe, including the meadow saffron.

Colcothar (n.) Polishing rouge; a reddish brown oxide of iron, used in polishing glass, and also as a pigment; -- called also crocus Martis.

Coldfinch (n.) A British wagtail.

Cold-shut (a.) Closed while too cold to become thoroughly welded; -- said of a forging or casting.

Cold-shut (n.) An imperfection caused by such insufficient welding.

Colegoose (n.) See Coalgoose.

Colemouse (n.) See Coletit.

Coleopter (n.) One of the Coleoptera.

Coleperch (n.) A kind of small black perch.

Co-lessee (n.) A partner in a lease taken.

Co-lessor (n.) A partner in giving a lease.

Colestaff (n.) See Colstaff.

Colicroot (n.) A bitter American herb of the Bloodwort family, with the leaves all radical, and the small yellow or white flowers in a long spike (Aletris farinosa and A. aurea). Called sometimes star grass, blackroot, blazing star, and unicorn root.

Collapsed (imp. & p. p.) of Collapse

Collaring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Collar

Collating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Collate

Collation (v. t.) The act of collating or comparing; a comparison of one copy er thing (as of a book, or manuscript) with another of a like kind; comparison, in general.

Collation (v. t.) The gathering and examination of sheets preparatory to binding.

Collation (v. t.) The act of conferring or bestowing.

Collation (v. t.) A conference.

Collation (v. t.) The presentation of a clergyman to a benefice by a bishop, who has it in his own gift.

Collation (v. t.) The act of comparing the copy of any paper with its original to ascertain its conformity.

Collation (v. t.) The report of the act made by the proper officers.

Collation (v. t.) The right which an heir has of throwing the whole heritable and movable estates of the deceased into one mass, and sharing it equally with others who are of the same degree of kindred.

Collation (v. t.) A collection of the Lives of the Fathers or other devout work read daily in monasteries.

Collation (v. t.) A light repast or luncheon; as, a cold collation; -- first applied to the refreshment on fast days that accompanied the reading of the collation in monasteries.

Collation (v. i.) To partake of a collation.

Collative (a.) Passing or held by collation; -- said of livings of which the bishop and the patron are the same person.

Colleague (n.) A partner or associate in some civil or ecclesiastical office or employment. It is never used of partners in trade or manufactures.

Colleague (v.t & i.) To unite or associate with another or with others.

Collected (imp. & p. p.) of Collect

Collected (a.) Gathered together.

Collected (a.) Self-possessed; calm; composed.

Collector (n.) One who collects things which are separate; esp., one who makes a business or practice of collecting works of art, objects in natural history, etc.; as, a collector of coins.

Collector (n.) A compiler of books; one who collects scattered passages and puts them together in one book.

Collector (n.) An officer appointed and commissioned to collect and receive customs, duties, taxes, or toll.

Collector (n.) One authorized to collect debts.

Collector (n.) A bachelor of arts in Oxford, formerly appointed to superintend some scholastic proceedings in Lent.

Collegial (n.) Collegiate.

Collegian (n.) A member of a college, particularly of a literary institution so called; a student in a college.

Collidine (n.) One of a class of organic bases, C8H11N, usually pungent oily liquids, belonging to the pyridine series, and obtained from bone oil, coal tar, naphtha, and certain alkaloids.

Colligate (v. t.) To tie or bind together.

Colligate (v. t.) To bring together by colligation; to sum up in a single proposition.

Colligate (a.) Bound together.

Collimate (v. t.) To render parallel to a certain

Collingly (adv.) With embraces.

Collision (n.) The act of striking together; a striking together, as of two hard bodies; a violent meeting, as of railroad trains; a clashing.

Collision (n.) A state of opposition; antagonism; interference.

Collisive (a.) Colliding; clashing.

Collocate (a.) Set; placed.

Collocate (v. t.) To set or place; to set; to station.

Collodion (n.) A solution of pyroxylin (soluble gun cotton) in ether containing a varying proportion of alcohol. It is strongly adhesive, and is used by surgeons as a coating for wounds; but its chief application is as a vehicle for the sensitive film in photography.

Collodium (n.) See Collodion.

Colloidal (a.) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, colloids.

Colluding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Collude

Collusion (n.) A secret agreement and cooperation for a fraudulent or deceitful purpose; a playing into each other's hands; deceit; fraud; cunning.

Collusion (n.) An agreement between two or more persons to defraud a person of his rights, by the forms of law, or to obtain an object forbidden by law.

Collusive (a.) Characterized by collusion; done or planned in collusion.

Collusive (a.) Acting in collusion.

Collusory (a.) Collusive.

Collutory (n.) A medicated wash for the mouth.

Collybist (n.) A money changer.

Collyrium (n.) An application to the eye, usually an eyewater.

Colocynth (n.) The light spongy pulp of the fruit of the bitter cucumber (Citrullus, / Cucumis, colocynthis), an Asiatic plant allied to the watermelon; coloquintida. It comes in white balls, is intensely bitter, and a powerful cathartic. Called also bitter apple, bitter cucumber, bitter gourd.

Colombier (n.) A large size of paper for drawings. See under Paper.

Colonelcy (n.) The office, rank, or commission of a colonel.

Colonical (a.) Of or pertaining to husbandmen.

Colonitis (n.) See Colitis.

Colonized (imp. & p. p.) of Colonize

Colonizer (n.) One who promotes or establishes a colony; a colonist.

Colonnade (n.) A series or range of columns placed at regular intervals with all the adjuncts, as entablature, stylobate, roof, etc.

Colophany (n.) See Colophony.

Colophene (n.) A colorless, oily liquid, formerly obtained by distillation of colophony. It is regarded as a polymeric form of terebenthene. Called also diterebene.

Colophony (n.) Rosin.

Colorable (a.) Specious; plausible; having an appearance of right or justice.

Colorific (a.) Capable of communicating color or tint to other bodies.

Colorless (a.) Without color; not distinguished by any hue; transparent; as, colorless water.

Colorless (a.) Free from any manifestation of partial or peculiar sentiment or feeling; not disclosing likes, dislikes, prejudice, etc.; as, colorless music; a colorless style; definitions should be colorless.

Colossean (a.) Colossal.

Colosseum (n.) The amphitheater of Vespasian in Rome.

Colostrum (n.) The first milk secreted after delivery; biestings.

Colostrum (n.) A mixture of turpentine and the yolk of an egg, formerly used as an emulsion.

Colporter (n.) Same as Colporteur.

Coltsfoot (n.) A perennial herb (Tussilago Farfara), whose leaves and rootstock are sometimes employed in medicine.

Colubrine (a.) like or related to snakes of the genus Coluber.

Colubrine (a.) Like a snake; cunning; crafty.

Columbary (n.) A dovecote; a pigeon house.

Columbate (n.) A salt of columbic acid; a niobate. See Columbium.

Columbiad (n.) A form of seacoast cannon; a long, chambered gun designed for throwing shot or shells with heavy charges of powder, at high angles of elevation.

Columbian (a.) Of or pertaining to the United States, or to America.

Columbier (n.) See Colombier.

Columbine (a.) Of or pertaining to a dove; dovelike; dove-colored.

Columbine (n.) A plant of several species of the genus Aquilegia; as, A. vulgaris, or the common garden columbine; A. Canadensis, the wild red columbine of North America.

Columbine (n.) The mistress or sweetheart of Harlequin in pantomimes.

Columbite (n.) A mineral of a black color, submetallic luster, and high specific specific gravity. It is a niobate (or columbate) of iron and manganese, containing tantalate of iron; -- first found in New England.

Columbium (n.) A rare element of the vanadium group, first found in a variety of the mineral columbite occurring in Connecticut, probably at Haddam. Atomic weight 94.2. Symbol Cb or Nb. Now more commonly called niobium.

Columella (n.) An axis to which a carpel of a compound pistil may be attached, as in the case of the geranium; or which is left when a pod opens.

Columella (n.) A columnlike axis in the capsules of mosses.

Columella (n.) A term applied to various columnlike parts; as, the columella, or epipterygoid bone, in the skull of many lizards; the columella of the ear, the bony or cartilaginous rod connecting the tympanic membrane with the internal ear.

Columella (n.) The upright pillar in the axis of most univalve shells.

Columella (n.) The central pillar or axis of the calicles of certain corals.

Comanches (n. pl.) A warlike, savage, and nomadic tribe of the Shoshone family of Indians, inhabiting Mexico and the adjacent parts of the United States; -- called also Paducahs. They are noted for plundering and cruelty.

Comatulid (n.) Any crinoid of the genus Antedon or allied genera.

Combating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Combat

Combatant (a.) Contending; disposed to contend.

Combatant (n.) One who engages in combat.

Combative (a.) Disposed to engage in combat; pugnacious.

Combinate (a.) United; joined; betrothed.

Combining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Combine

Comboloio (n.) A Mohammedan rosary, consisting of ninety-nine beads.

Co-meddle (v. t.) To mix; to mingle, to temper.

Comedones (pl. ) of Comedo

Comfiture (n.) See Comfit, n.

Comforted (imp. & p. p.) of Comfort

Comforter (n.) One who administers comfort or consolation.

Comforter (n.) The Holy Spirit, -- referring to his office of comforting believers.

Comforter (n.) A knit woolen tippet, long and narrow.

Comforter (n.) A wadded bedquilt; a comfortable.

Commanded (imp. & p. p.) of Command

Commander (n.) A chief; one who has supreme authority; a leader; the chief officer of an army, or of any division of it.

Commander (n.) An officer who ranks next below a captain, -- ranking with a lieutenant colonel in the army.

Commander (n.) The chief officer of a commandery.

Commander (n.) A heavy beetle or wooden mallet, used in paving, in sail lofts, etc.

Commandry (n.) See Commandery.

Commatism (n.) Conciseness in writing.

Commenced (imp. & p. p.) of Commence

Commended (imp. & p. p.) of Commend

Commendam (n.) A vacant living or benefice commended to a cleric (usually a bishop) who enjoyed the revenue until a pastor was provided. A living so held was said to be held in commendam. The practice was abolished by law in 1836.

Commender (n.) One who commends or praises.

Commensal (n.) One who eats at the same table.

Commensal (n.) An animal, not truly parasitic, which lives in, with, or on, another, partaking usually of the same food. Both species may be benefited by the association.

Commensal (a.) Having the character of a commensal.

Commented (imp. & p. p.) of Comment

Commenter (n.) One who makes or writes comments; a commentator; an annotator.

Commerced (imp. & p. p.) of Commerce

Commingle (v. t. & i.) To mingle together; to mix in one mass, or intimately; to blend.

Comminute (v. t.) To reduce to minute particles, or to a fine powder; to pulverize; to triturate; to grind; as, to comminute chalk or bones; to comminute food with the teeth.

Committed (imp. & p. p.) of Commit

Committal (n.) The act of committing, or the state of being committed; commitment.

Committee (n.) One or more persons elected or appointed, to whom any matter or business is referred, either by a legislative body, or by a court, or by any collective body of men acting together.

Committee (v. t.) One to whom the charge of the person or estate of another, as of a lunatic, is committed by suitable authority; a guardian.

Committer (n.) One who commits; one who does or perpetrates.

Committer (n.) A fornicator.

Commixing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Commix

Commixion (n.) Commixture.

Commodate (n.) A gratuitous loan.

Commodity (n.) Convenience; accommodation; profit; benefit; advantage; interest; commodiousness.

Commodity (n.) That which affords convenience, advantage, or profit, especially in commerce, including everything movable that is bought and sold (except animals), -- goods, wares, merchandise, produce of land and manufactures, etc.

Commodity (n.) A parcel or quantity of goods.

Commodore (n.) An officer who ranks next above a captain; sometimes, by courtesy, the senior captain of a squadron. The rank of commodore corresponds with that of brigadier general in the army.

Commodore (n.) A captain commanding a squadron, or a division of a fleet, or having the temporary rank of rear admiral.

Commodore (n.) A title given by courtesy to the senior captain of a

Commodore (n.) A familiar for the flagship, or for the principal vessel of a squadron or fleet.

Commonage (n.) The right of pasturing on a common; the right of using anything in common with others.

Commonish (a.) Somewhat common; commonplace; vulgar.

Commorant (n.) Ordinarily residing; inhabiting.

Commorant (n.) Inhabiting or occupying temporarily.

Commorant (n.) A resident.

Commotion (n.) Disturbed or violent motion; agitation.

Commotion (n.) A popular tumult; public disturbance; riot.

Commotion (n.) Agitation, perturbation, or disorder, of mind; heat; excitement.

Commoving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Commove

Communing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Commune

Communion (n.) The act of sharing; community; participation.

Communion (n.) Intercourse between two or more persons; esp., intimate association and intercourse implying sympathy and confidence; interchange of thoughts, purposes, etc.; agreement; fellowship; as, the communion of saints.

Communion (n.) A body of Christians having one common faith and discip

Communion (n.) The sacrament of the eucharist; the celebration of the Lord's supper; the act of partaking of the sacrament; as, to go to communion; to partake of the communion.

Communism (n.) A scheme of equalizing the social conditions of life; specifically, a scheme which contemplates the abolition of inequalities in the possession of property, as by distributing all wealth equally to all, or by holding all wealth in common for the equal use and advantage of all.

Communist (n.) An advocate for the theory or practice of communism.

Communist (n.) A supporter of the commune of Paris.

Community (n.) Common possession or enjoyment; participation; as, a community of goods.

Community (n.) A body of people having common rights, privileges, or interests, or living in the same place under the same laws and regulations; as, a community of monks. Hence a number of animals living in a common home or with some apparent association of interests.

Community (n.) Society at large; a commonwealth or state; a body politic; the public, or people in general.

Community (n.) Common character; likeness.

Community (n.) Commonness; frequency.

Commuting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Commute

Commutual (a.) Mutual; reciprocal; united.

Compacted (imp. & p. p.) of Compact

Compacted (a.) Compact; pressed close; concentrated; firmly united.

Compacter (n.) One who makes a compact.

Compactly (adv.) In a compact manner; with close union of parts; densely; tersely.

Companion (n.) One who accompanies or is in company with another for a longer or shorter period, either from choice or casually; one who is much in the company of, or is associated with, another or others; an associate; a comrade; a consort; a partner.

Companion (n.) A knight of the lowest rank in certain orders; as, a companion of the Bath.

Companion (n.) A fellow; -- in contempt.

Companion (n.) A skylight on an upper deck with frames and sashes of various shapes, to admit light to a cabin or lower deck.

Companion (n.) A wooden hood or penthouse covering the companion way; a companion hatch.

Companion (v. t.) To be a companion to; to attend on; to accompany.

Companion (v. t.) To qualify as a companion; to make equal.

Companies (pl. ) of Company

Companied (imp. & p. p.) of Company

Comparate (n.) One of two things compared together.

Comparing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Compare

Comparted (imp. & p. p.) of Compart

Compassed (imp. & p. p.) of Compass

Compassed (a.) Rounded; arched.

Compasses (n.) An instrument for describing circles, measuring figures, etc., consisting of two, or (rarely) more, pointed branches, or legs, usually joined at the top by a rivet on which they move.

Compelled (imp. & p. p.) of Compel

Compeller (n.) One who compels or constrains.

Compendia (pl. ) of Compendium

Competing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Compete

Competent (a.) Answering to all requirements; adequate; sufficient; suitable; capable; legally qualified; fit.

Competent (a.) Rightfully or properly belonging; incident; -- followed by to.

Compiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Compile

Complaint (n.) Expression of grief, regret, pain, censure, or resentment; lamentation; murmuring; accusation; fault-finding.

Complaint (n.) Cause or subject of complaint or murmuring.

Complaint (n.) An ailment or disease of the body.

Complaint (n.) A formal allegation or charge against a party made or presented to the appropriate court or officer, as for a wrong done or a crime committed (in the latter case, generally under oath); an information; accusation; the initial bill in proceedings in equity.

Complanar (a.) See Coplanar.

Completed (imp. & p. p.) of Complete

Complexed (a.) Complex, complicated.

Complexly (adv.) In a complex manner; not simply.

Complexus (n.) A complex; an aggregate of parts; a complication.

Compliant (a.) Yielding; bending; pliant; submissive.

Complices (pl. ) of Complice

Complying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Comply

Component (v. t.) Serving, or helping, to form; composing; constituting; constituent.

Component (n.) A constituent part; an ingredient.

Comported (imp. & p. p.) of Comport

Composing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Compose

Composing (a.) Tending to compose or soothe.

Composing (a.) Pertaining to, or used in, composition.

Composite (v. t.) Made up of distinct parts or elements; compounded; as, a composite language.

Composite (v. t.) Belonging to a certain order which is composed of the Ionic order grafted upon the Corinthian. It is called also the Roman or the Italic order, and is one of the five orders recognized by the Italian writers of the sixteenth century. See Capital.

Composite (v. t.) Belonging to the order Compositae; bearing involucrate heads of many small florets, as the daisy, thistle, and dandelion.

Composite (n.) That which is made up of parts or compounded of several elements; composition; combination; compound.

Composure (n.) The act of composing, or that which is composed; a composition.

Composure (n.) Orderly adjustment; disposition.

Composure (n.) Frame; make; temperament.

Composure (n.) A settled state; calmness; sedateness; tranquillity; repose.

Composure (n.) A combination; a union; a bond.

Comprador (n.) A kind of steward or agent.

Comprisal (n.) The act of comprising or comprehending; a compendium or epitome.

Comprised (imp. & p. p.) of Comprise

Compromit (n.) To pledge by some act or declaration; to promise.

Compromit (n.) To put to hazard, by some indiscretion; to endanger; to compromise; as, to compromit the honor or the safety of a nation.

Comptible (v. t.) Accountable; responsible; sensitive.

Computing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Compute

Computist (n.) A computer.

Comradery (n.) The spirit of comradeship; comradeship.

Concaving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Concave

Concavity (n.) A concave surface, or the space bounded by it; the state of being concave.

Concavous (a.) Concave.

Concealed (imp. & p. p.) of Conceal

Concealed (a.) Hidden; kept from sight; secreted.

Concealer (n.) One who conceals.

Conceding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Concede

Conceited (a.) Endowed with fancy or imagination.

Conceited (a.) Entertaining a flattering opinion of one's self; vain.

Conceited (a.) Curiously contrived or designed; fanciful.

Conceived (imp. & p. p.) of Conceive

Conceiver (n.) One who conceives.

Concenter (v. i.) Alt. of Concentre

Concentre (v. i.) To come to one point; to meet in, or converge toward, a common center; to have a common center.

Concenter (v. t.) Alt. of Concentre

Concentre (v. t.) To draw or direct to a common center; to bring together at a focus or point, as two or more

Concerned (imp. & p. p.) of Concern

Concerned (v. t.) Disturbed; troubled; solicitous; as, to be much concerned for the safety of a friend.

Concerted (imp. & p. p.) of Concert

Concerted (a.) Mutually contrived or planned; agreed on; as, concerted schemes, signals.

Concertos (pl. ) of Concerto

Conchifer (n.) One of the Conchifera.

Conchitic (a.) Composed of shells; containing many shells.

Conciator (a.) The person who weighs and proportions the materials to be made into glass, and who works and tempers them.

Concierge (n.) One who keeps the entrance to an edifice, public or private; a doorkeeper; a janitor, male or female.

Conciliar (a.) Alt. of Conciliary

Concisely (adv.) In a concise manner; briefly.

Concision (n.) A cutting off; a division; a schism; a faction.

Concluded (imp. & p. p.) of Conclude

Concluder (n.) One who concludes.

Concocted (imp. & p. p.) of Concoct

Concocter (n.) One who concocts.

Concordat (n.) A compact, covenant, or agreement concerning anything.

Concordat (n.) An agreement made between the pope and a sovereign or government for the regulation of ecclesiastical matters with which both are concerned; as, the concordat between Pope Pius VII and Bonaparte in 1801.

Concourse (n.) A moving, flowing, or running together; confluence.

Concourse (n.) An assembly; a gathering formed by a voluntary or spontaneous moving and meeting in one place.

Concourse (n.) The place or point of meeting or junction of two bodies.

Concourse (n.) An open space where several roads or paths meet; esp. an open space in a park where several roads meet.

Concourse (n.) Concurrence; cooperation.

Concreate (v. t.) To create at the same time.

Concreted (imp. & p. p.) of Concrete

Concubine (n.) A woman who cohabits with a man without being his wife; a paramour.

Concubine (n.) A wife of inferior condition; a lawful wife, but not united to the man by the usual ceremonies, and of inferior condition. Such were Hagar and Keturah, the concubines of Abraham; and such concubines were allowed by the Roman laws. Their children were not heirs of their father.

Concurred (imp. & p. p.) of Concur

Condemned (imp. & p. p.) of Condemn

Condemned (a.) Pronounced to be wrong, guilty, worthless, or forfeited; adjudged or sentenced to punishment, destruction, or confiscation.

Condemned (a.) Used for condemned persons.

Condemner (n.) One who condemns or censures.

Condensed (imp. & p. p.) of Condense

Condenser (n.) One who, or that which, condenses.

Condenser (n.) An instrument for condensing air or other elastic fluids, consisting of a cylinder having a movable piston to force the air into a receiver, and a valve to prevent its escape.

Condenser (n.) An instrument for concentrating electricity by the effect of induction between conducting plates separated by a nonconducting plate.

Condenser (n.) A lens or mirror, usually of short focal distance, used to concentrate light upon an object.

Condenser (n.) An apparatus for receiving and condensing the volatile products of distillation to a liquid or solid form, by cooling.

Condenser (n.) An apparatus, separate from the cylinder, in which the exhaust steam is condensed by the action of cold water or air. See Illust. of Steam engine.

Condignly (adv.) According to merit.

Condiment (n.) Something used to give relish to food, and to gratify the taste; a pungment and appetizing substance, as pepper or mustard; seasoning.

Condition (n.) Mode or state of being; state or situation with regard to external circumstances or influences, or to physical or mental integrity, health, strength, etc.; predicament; rank; position, estate.

Condition (n.) Essential quality; property; attribute.

Condition (n.) Temperament; disposition; character.

Condition (n.) That which must exist as the occasion or concomitant of something else; that which is requisite in order that something else should take effect; an essential qualification; stipulation; terms specified.

Condition (n.) A clause in a contract, or agreement, which has for its object to suspend, to defeat, or in some way to modify, the principal obligation; or, in case of a will, to suspend, revoke, or modify a devise or bequest. It is also the case of a future uncertain event, which may or may not happen, and on the occurrence or non-occurrence of which, the accomplishment, recission, or modification of an obligation or testamentary disposition is made to depend.

Condition (v. i.) To make terms; to stipulate.

Condition (v. i.) To impose upon an object those relations or conditions without which knowledge and thought are alleged to be impossible.

Condition (n.) To invest with, or limit by, conditions; to burden or qualify by a condition; to impose or be imposed as the condition of.

Condition (n.) To contract; to stipulate; to agree.

Condition (n.) To put under conditions; to require to pass a new examination or to make up a specified study, as a condition of remaining in one's class or in college; as, to condition a student who has failed in some branch of study.

Condition (n.) To test or assay, as silk (to ascertain the proportion of moisture it contains).

Condition (n.) train; acclimate.

Conditory (n.) A repository for holding things; a hinding place.

Condoling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Condole

Condoning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Condone

Conducing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conduce

Conducent (a.) Conducive; tending.

Conducive (a.) Loading or tending; helpful; contributive; tending to promote.

Conducted (imp. & p. p.) of Conduct

Conductor (n.) One who, or that which, conducts; a leader; a commander; a guide; a manager; a director.

Conductor (n.) One in charge of a public conveyance, as of a railroad train or a street car.

Conductor (n.) The leader or director of an orchestra or chorus.

Conductor (n.) A substance or body capable of being a medium for the transmission of certain forces, esp. heat or electricity; specifically, a lightning rod.

Conductor (n.) A grooved sound or staff used for directing instruments, as lithontriptic forceps, etc.; a director.

Conductor (n.) Same as Leader.

Condyloid (a.) Shaped like or pertaining to a condyle.

Condyloma (n.) Alt. of Condylome

Condylome (n.) A wartlike new growth on the outer skin or adjoining mucous membrane.

Confected (imp. & p. p.) of Confect

Conferred (imp. & p. p.) of Confer

Conferree (n.) Same as Conferee.

Conferrer (n.) One who confers; one who converses.

Conferrer (n.) One who bestows; a giver.

Confervae (pl. ) of Conferva

Confessed (imp. & p. p.) of Confess

Confesser (n.) One who makes a confession.

Confessor (n.) One who confesses; one who acknowledges a fault, or the truth of a charge, at the risk of suffering; specifically, one who confesses himself a follower of Christ and endures persecution for his faith.

Confessor (n.) A priest who hears the confessions of others and is authorized to grant them absolution.

Confestly (adv.) See Cofessedly.

Confidant (n. fem.) Alt. of Confidante

Confiding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Confide

Confident (n.) See Confidant.

Confiding (a.) That confides; trustful; unsuspicious.

Configure (v. t.) To arrange or dispose in a certain form, figure, or shape.

Confining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Confine

Confinity (n.) Community of limits; contiguity.

Confirmee (n.) One to whom anything is confirmed.

Confirmer (n.) One who, or that which, confirms, establishes, or ratifies; one who corroborates.

Confitent (n.) One who confesses his sins and faults.

Confiteor (n.) A form of prayer in which public confession of sins is made.

Confiture (n.) Composition; preparation, as of a drug, or confection; a sweetmeat.

Confixure (n.) Act of fastening.

Conflated (imp. & p. p.) of Conflate

Confluent (a.) Flowing together; meeting in their course; running one into another.

Confluent (a.) Blended into one; growing together, so as to obliterate all distinction.

Confluent (a.) Running together or uniting, as pimples or pustules.

Confluent (a.) Characterized by having the pustules, etc., run together or unite, so as to cover the surface; as, confluent smallpox.

Confluent (n.) A small steam which flows into a large one.

Confluent (n.) The place of meeting of steams, currents, etc.

Conformed (imp. & p. p.) of Conform

Conformer (n.) One who conforms; one who complies with established forms or doctrines.

Confronte (a.) Same as Affronte.

Confucian (a.) Of, or relating to, Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher and teacher.

Confucian (n.) A Confucianist.

Confusing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Confuse

Confusely (adv.) Confusedly; obscurely.

Confusion (n.) The state of being mixed or blended so as to produce indistinctness or error; indistinct combination; disorder; tumult.

Confusion (n.) The state of being abashed or disconcerted; loss self-possession; perturbation; shame.

Confusion (n.) Overthrow; defeat; ruin.

Confusion (n.) One who confuses; a confounder.

Confusive (a.) Confusing; having a tendency to confusion.

Confutant (n.) One who undertakes to confute.

Confuting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Confute

Congeable (a.) Permissible; done lawfully; as, entry congeable.

Congealed (imp. & p. p.) of Congeal

Congenial (a.) Partaking of the same nature; allied by natural characteristics; kindred; sympathetic.

Congenial (a.) Naturally adapted; suited to the disposition.

Congenite (a.) Congenital; connate; inborn. See Congenital.

Congeries (n. sing & pl.) A collection of particles or bodies into one mass; a heap; an aggregation.

Congested (a.) Crowded together.

Congested (a.) Containing an unnatural accumulation of blood; hyperaemic; -- said of any part of the body.

Conglobed (imp. & p. p.) of Conglobe

Conglutin (n.) A variety of vegetable casein, resembling legumin, and found in almonds, rye, wheat, etc.

Congruent (a.) Possessing congruity; suitable; agreeing; corresponding.

Congruism (n.) See Congruity.

Congruity (n.) The state or quality of being congruous; the relation or agreement between things; fitness; harmony; correspondence; consistency.

Congruity (n.) Coincidence, as that of

Congruity (n.) That, in an imperfectly good persons, which renders it suitable for God to bestow on him gifts of grace.

Congruous (a.) Suitable or concordant; accordant; fit; harmonious; correspondent; consistent.

Conically (adv.) In the form of a cone.

Coniferin (n.) A glucoside extracted from the cambium layer of coniferous trees as a white crystal

Conjector (n.) One who guesses or conjectures.

Conjoined (imp. & p. p.) of Conjoin

Conjoined (a.) Joined together or touching.

Conjugate (a.) United in pairs; yoked together; coupled.

Conjugate (a.) In single pairs; coupled.

Conjugate (a.) Containing two or more radicals supposed to act the part of a single one.

Conjugate (a.) Agreeing in derivation and radical signification; -- said of words.

Conjugate (a.) Presenting themselves simultaneously and having reciprocal properties; -- frequently used in pure and applied mathematics with reference to two quantities, points,

Conjugate (n.) A word agreeing in derivation with another word, and therefore generally resembling it in signification.

Conjugate (n.) A complex radical supposed to act the part of a single radical.

Conjugate (v. t.) To unite in marriage; to join.

Conjugate (v. t.) To inflect (a verb), or give in order the forms which it assumed in its several voices, moods, tenses, numbers, and persons.

Conjugate (v. i.) To unite in a kind of sexual union, as two or more cells or individuals among the more simple plants and animals.

Conjugial (a.) Conjugal.

Conjugium (n.) The marriage tie.

Conjuring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conjure

Connation (n.) Connection by birth; natural union.

Connature (n.) Participation in a common nature or character.

Connected (imp. & p. p.) of Connect

Connector (n.) One who, or that which, connects

Connector (n.) A flexible tube for connecting the ends of glass tubes in pneumatic experiments.

Connector (n.) A device for holding two parts of an electrical conductor in contact.

Connexion (n.) Connection. See Connection.

Connexive (a.) See Connective.

Conniving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Connive

Connivent (a.) Forbearing to see; designedly inattentive; as, connivent justice.

Connivent (a.) Brought close together; arched inward so that the points meet; converging; in close contact; as, the connivent petals of a flower, wings of an insect, or folds of membrane in the human system, etc.

Connotate (v. t.) To connote; to suggest or designate (something) as additional; to include; to imply.

Connoting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Connote

Connubial (a.) Of or pertaining to marriage, or the marriage state; conjugal; nuptial.

Connusant (a.) See Cognizant.

Conominee (n.) One nominated in conjunction with another; a joint nominee.

Conquered (imp. & p. p.) of Conquer

Conqueror (n.) One who conquers.

Conscient (a.) Conscious.

Conscious (a.) Possessing the faculty of knowing one's own thoughts or mental operations.

Conscious (a.) Possessing knowledge, whether by internal, conscious experience or by external observation; cognizant; aware; sensible.

Conscious (a.) Made the object of consciousness; known to one's self; as, conscious guilt.

Conscribe (v. t.) To enroll; to enlist.

Conscript (a.) Enrolled; written; registered.

Conscript (n.) One taken by lot, or compulsorily enrolled, to serve as a soldier or sailor.

Conscript (v. t.) To enroll, by compulsion, for military service.

Consecute (v. t.) To follow closely; to endeavor to overtake; to pursue.

Consensus (n.) Agreement; accord; consent.

Consented (imp. & p. p.) of Consent

Consenter (a.) One who consents.

Conserved (imp. & p. p.) of Conserve

Conserver (n.) One who conserves.

Consigned (imp. & p. p.) of Consign

Consignee (n.) The person to whom goods or other things are consigned; a factor; -- correlative to consignor.

Consigner (n.) One who consigns. See Consignor.

Consignor (n.) One who consigns something to another; -- opposed to consignee.

Consisted (imp. & p. p.) of Consist

Consolate (v. t.) To console; to comfort.

Consoling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Console

Consoling (a.) Adapted to console or comfort; cheering; as, this is consoling news.

Consonant (a.) Having agreement; congruous; consistent; according; -- usually followed by with or to.

Consonant (a.) Having like sounds.

Consonant (a.) harmonizing together; accordant; as, consonant tones, consonant chords.

Consonant (a.) Of or pertaining to consonants; made up of, or containing many, consonants.

Consonant (n.) An articulate sound which in utterance is usually combined and sounded with an open sound called a vowel; a member of the spoken alphabet other than a vowel; also, a letter or character representing such a sound.

Consonous (a.) Agreeing in sound; symphonious.

Consopite (a.) Lulled to sleep.

Consopite (v. t.) To lull to sleep; to quiet; to compose.

Consorted (imp. & p. p.) of Consort

Conspired (imp. & p. p.) of Conspire

Conspirer (n.) One who conspires; a conspirator.

Constable (n.) A high officer in the monarchical establishments of the Middle Ages.

Constable (n.) An officer of the peace having power as a conservator of the public peace, and bound to execute the warrants of judicial officers.

Constancy (n.) The state or quality of being constant or steadfast; freedom from change; stability; fixedness; immutability; as, the constancy of God in his nature and attributes.

Constancy (n.) Fixedness or firmness of mind; persevering resolution; especially, firmness of mind under sufferings, steadiness in attachments, or perseverance in enterprise; stability; fidelity.

Constrain (v. t.) To secure by bonds; to chain; to bond or confine; to hold tightly; to constringe.

Constrain (v. t.) To bring into a narrow compass; to compress.

Constrain (v. t.) To hold back by force; to restrain; to repress.

Constrain (v. t.) To compel; to force; to necessitate; to oblige.

Constrain (v. t.) To violate; to ravish.

Constrain (v. t.) To produce in such a manner as to give an unnatural effect; as, a constrained voice.

Constrict (v. t.) To draw together; to render narrower or smaller; to bind; to cramp; to contract or cause to shrink.

Construct (v. t.) To put together the constituent parts of (something) in their proper place and order; to build; to form; to make; as, to construct an edifice.

Construct (v. t.) To devise; to invent; to set in order; to arrange; as, to construct a theory of ethics.

Construct (a.) Formed by, or relating to, construction, interpretation, or inference.

Construed (imp. & p. p.) of Construe

Consulage (n.) A duty or tax paid by merchants for the protection of their commerce by means of a consul in a foreign place.

Consulary (a.) Consular.

Consulate (n.) The office of a consul.

Consulate (n.) The jurisdiction or residence of a consul.

Consulate (n.) Consular government; term of office of a consul.

Consulted (imp. & p. p.) of Consult

Consulter (n.) One who consults, or asks counsel or information.

Consuming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Consume

Contagion (n.) The transmission of a disease from one person to another, by direct or indirect contact.

Contagion (n.) That which serves as a medium or agency to transmit disease; a virus produced by, or exhalation proceeding from, a diseased person, and capable of reproducing the disease.

Contagion (n.) The act or means of communicating any influence to the mind or heart; as, the contagion of enthusiasm.

Contagion (n.) Venom; poison.

Contagium (n.) Contagion; contagious matter.

Contained (imp. & p. p.) of Contain

Container (n.) One who, or that which, contains.

Contemned (imp. & p. p.) of Contemn

Contemner (n.) One who contemns; a despiser; a scorner.

Contemper (v. t.) To modify or temper; to allay; to qualify; to moderate; to soften.

Contended (imp. & p. p.) of Contend

Contender (n.) One who contends; a contestant.

Contented (a.) Content; easy in mind; satisfied; quiet; willing.

Contently (adv.) In a contented manner.

Contested (imp. & p. p.) of Contest

Conticent (a.) Silent.

Continent (a.) Serving to restrain or limit; restraining; opposing.

Continent (a.) Exercising restraint as to the indulgence of desires or passions; temperate; moderate.

Continent (a.) Abstaining from sexual intercourse; exercising restraint upon the sexual appetite; esp., abstaining from illicit sexual intercourse; chaste.

Continent (a.) Not interrupted; connected; continuous; as, a continent fever.

Continent (a.) That which contains anything; a receptacle.

Continent (a.) One of the grand divisions of land on the globe; the main land; specifically (Phys. Geog.), a large body of land differing from an island, not merely in its size, but in its structure, which is that of a large basin bordered by mountain chains; as, the continent of North America.

Continual (a.) Proceeding without interruption or cesstaion; continuous; unceasing; lasting; abiding.

Continual (a.) Occuring in steady and rapid succession; very frequent; often repeated.

Continued (imp. & p. p.) of Continue

Continued (p. p. & a.) Having extension of time, space, order of events, exertion of energy, etc.; extended; protracted; uninterrupted; also, resumed after interruption; extending through a succession of issues, session, etc.; as, a continued story.

Continuer (n.) One who continues; one who has the power of perseverance or persistence.

Contorted (a.) Twisted, or twisted together.

Contorted (a.) Twisted back upon itself, as some parts of plants.

Contorted (a.) Arranged so as to overlap each other; as, petals in contorted or convolute aestivation.

Contralto (n.) The part sung by the highest male or lowest female voices; the alto or counter tenor.

Contralto (n.) the voice or singer performing this part; as, her voice is a contralto; she is a contralto.

Contralto (a.) Of or pertaining to a contralto, or to the part in music called contralto; as, a contralto voice.

Contrarry (a.) To contradict or oppose; to thwart.

Contrived (imp. & p. p.) of Contrive

Contriver (n.) One who contrives, devises, plans, or schemas.

Contumacy (n.) Stubborn perverseness; pertinacious resistance to authority.

Contumacy (n.) A willful contempt of, and disobedience to, any lawful summons, or to the rules and orders of court, as a refusal to appear in court when legally summoned.

Contumely (n.) Rudeness compounded of haughtiness and contempt; scornful insolence; despiteful treatment; disdain; contemptuousness in act or speech; disgrace.

Contusing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Contuse

Contusion (n.) The act or process of beating, bruising, or pounding; the state of being beaten or bruised.

Contusion (n.) A bruise; an injury attended with more or less disorganization of the subcutaneous tissue and effusion of blood beneath the skin, but without apparent wound.

Conundrum (n.) A kind of riddle based upon some fanciful or fantastic resemblance between things quite unlike; a puzzling question, of which the answer is or involves a pun.

Conundrum (n.) A question to which only a conjectural answer can be made.

Conusable (a.) Cognizable; liable to be tried or judged.

Convenong (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Convene

Converged (imp. & p. p.) of Converge

Conversed (imp. & p. p.) of Converse

Converser (n.) One who engages in conversation.

Converted (imp. & p. p.) of Convert

Converter (n.) One who converts; one who makes converts.

Converter (n.) A retort, used in the Bessemer process, in which molten cast iron is decarburized and converted into steel by a blast of air forced through the liquid metal.

Convexity (n.) The state of being convex; the exterior surface of a convex body; roundness.

Conveying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Convey

Convicted (imp. & p. p.) of Convict

Convinced (imp. & p. p.) of Convince

Convincer (n.) One who, or that which, convinces; one who wins over by proof.

Convivial (a.) Of or relating to a feast or entertainment, or to eating and drinking, with accompanying festivity; festive; social; gay; jovial.

Convocate (v. t.) To convoke; to call together.

Convoking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Convoke

Convolute (a.) Rolled or wound together, one part upon another; -- said of the leaves of plants in aestivation.

Convolved (imp. & p. p.) of Convolve

Convoying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Convoy

Convulsed (imp. & p. p.) of Convulse

Coopering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cooper

Cooperage (n.) Work done by a cooper.

Cooperage (n.) The price paid for coopers; work.

Cooperage (n.) A place where coopers' work is done.

Cooperant (a.) Operating together; as, cooperant forces.

Cooperate (v. i.) To act or operate jointly with another or others; to concur in action, effort, or effect.

Coparceny (n.) An equal share of an inheritance.

Copartner (n.) One who is jointly concerned with one or more persons in business, etc.; a partner; an associate; a partaker; a sharer.

Copatriot (n.) A joint patriot.

Copesmate (n.) An associate or companion; a friend; a partner.

Copestone (n.) A stone for coping. See Coping.

Copiously (adv.) In a copious manner.

Coportion (n.) Equal share.

Coppering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Copper

Coppering (n.) The act of covering with copper.

Coppering (n.) An envelope or covering of copper.

Copperish (a.) Containing, or partaking of the nature of, copper; like copper; as, a copperish taste.

Coprolite (n.) A piece of petrified dung; a fossil excrement.

Copsewood (n.) Brushwood; coppice.

Copulated (imp. & p. p.) of Copulate

Copygraph (n.) A contrivance for producing manifold copies of a writing or drawing.

Copyright (n.) The right of an author or his assignee, under statute, to print and publish his literary or artistic work, exclusively of all other persons. This right may be had in maps, charts, engravings, plays, and musical compositions, as well as in books.

Copyright (v. t.) To secure a copyright on.

Coquetted (imp. & p. p.) of Coquet

Corallian (n.) A deposit of coralliferous limestone forming a portion of the middle division of the oolite; -- called also coral-rag.




Corallite (n.) A mineral substance or petrifaction, in the form of coral.

Corallite (n.) One of the individual members of a compound coral; or that part formed by a single coral animal.

Coralloid (a.) Having the form of coral; branching like coral.

Coral-rag (n.) Same as Corallian.

Coralwort (n.) A cruciferous herb of certain species of Dentaria; -- called also toothwort, tooth violet, or pepper root.

Corchorus (n.) The common name of the Kerria Japonica or Japan globeflower, a yellow-flowered, perennial, rosaceous plant, seen in old-fashioned gardens.

Cordately (adv.) In a cordate form.

Cordelier (n.) A Franciscan; -- so called in France from the girdle of knotted cord worn by all Franciscans.

Cordelier (n.) A member of a French political club of the time of the first Revolution, of which Danton and Marat were members, and which met in an old Cordelier convent in Paris.

Cordeling (a.) Twisting.

Cordially (adv.) In a cordial manner.

Cordoform (a.) Heart-shaped.

Cordonnet (n.) Doubled and twisted thread, made of coarse silk, and used for tassels, fringes, etc.

Co-regent (n.) A joint regent or ruler.

Coreopsis (n.) A genus of herbaceous composite plants, having the achenes two-horned and remotely resembling some insect; tickseed. C. tinctoria, of the Western plains, the commonest plant of the genus, has been used in dyeing.

Coriander (n.) An umbelliferous plant, the Coriandrum sativum, the fruit or seeds of which have a strong smell and a spicy taste, and in medicine are considered as stomachic and carminative.

Corivalry (n.) Alt. of Corivalship

Corkiness (n.) The quality of being corky.

Corkscrew (n.) An instrument with a screw or a steel spiral for drawing corks from bottles.

Corkscrew (v. t.) To press forward in a winding way; as, to corkscrew one's way through a crowd.

Cormogeny (n.) The embryological history of groups or families of individuals.

Cormorant (n.) Any species of Phalacrocorax, a genus of sea birds having a sac under the beak; the shag. Cormorants devour fish voraciously, and have become the emblem of gluttony. They are generally black, and hence are called sea ravens, and coalgeese.

Cormorant (n.) A voracious eater; a glutton, or gluttonous servant.

Cormoraut (a.) Ravenous; voracious.

Cornamute (n.) A cornemuse.

Corncrake (n.) A bird (Crex crex or C. pratensis) which frequents grain fields; the European crake or land rail; -- called also corn bird.

Cornelian (n.) Same as Carnelian.

Cornemuse (n.) A wind instrument nearly identical with the bagpipe.

Corneouss (a.) Of a texture resembling horn; horny; hard.

Cornering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Corner

Cornercap (n.) The chief ornament.

Cornfield (n.) A field where corn is or has been growing; -- in England, a field of wheat, rye, barley, or oats; in America, a field of Indian corn.

Cornfloor (n.) A thrashing floor.

Cornicula (pl. ) of Corniculum

Cornified (a.) Converted into horn; horny.

Corniform (a.) Having the shape of a horn; horn-shaped.

Cornopean (n.) An obsolete name for the cornet-a-piston.

Cornshuck (n.) The husk covering an ear of Indian corn.

Cornstalk (n.) A stalk of Indian corn.

Corollary (n.) That which is given beyond what is actually due, as a garland of flowers in addition to wages; surplus; something added or superfluous.

Corollary (n.) Something which follows from the demonstration of a proposition; an additional inference or deduction from a demonstrated proposition; a consequence.

Corollate (a.) Alt. of Corollated


Coronamen (n.) The upper margin of a hoof; a coronet.

Coronated (a.) Having or wearing a crown.

Coronated (a.) Having the coronal feathers lengthened or otherwise distinguished; -- said of birds.

Coronated (a.) Girt about the spire with a row of tubercles or spines; -- said of spiral shells.

Coronated (a.) Having a crest or a crownlike appendage.

Coroneted (a.) Wearing, or entitled to wear, a coronet; of noble birth or rank.

Coronilla (n.) A genus of plants related to the clover, having their flowers arranged in little heads or tufts resembling coronets.

Corporace (n.) See Corporas.

Corporale (a.) A fine

Corporate (a.) Formed into a body by legal enactment; united in an association, and endowed by law with the rights and liabilities of an individual; incorporated; as, a corporate town.

Corporate (a.) Belonging to a corporation or incorporated body.

Corporate (a.) United; general; collectively one.

Corporate (v. t.) To incorporate.

Corporate (v. i.) To become incorporated.

Corporeal (a.) Having a body; consisting of, or pertaining to, a material body or substance; material; -- opposed to spiritual or immaterial.

Corporify (v. t.) To embody; to form into a body.

Corposant (n.) St. Elmo's fire. See under Saint.

Corpulent (a.) Very fat; obese.

Corpulent (a.) Solid; gross; opaque.

Corpuscle (n.) A minute particle; an atom; a molecule.

Corpuscle (n.) A protoplasmic animal cell; esp., such as float free, like blood, lymph, and pus corpuscles; or such as are imbedded in an intercellular matrix, like connective tissue and cartilage corpuscles. See Blood.

Corradial (a.) Radiating to or from the same point.

Corrasion (n.) The erosion of the bed of a stream by running water, principally by attrition of the detritus carried along by the stream, but also by the solvent action of the water.

Corrasive (a.) Corrosive.

Corrected (imp. & p. p.) of Correct

Correctly (adv.) In a correct manner; exactly; acurately; without fault or error.

Corrector (n.) One who, or that which, corrects; as, a corrector of abuses; a corrector of the press; an alkali is a corrector of acids.

Correlate (v. i.) To have reciprocal or mutual relations; to be mutually related.

Correlate (v. t.) To put in relation with each other; to connect together by the disclosure of a mutual relation; as, to correlate natural phenomena.

Correlate (n.) One who, or that which, stands in a reciprocal relation to something else, as father to son; a correlative.

Corrigent (n.) A substance added to a medicine to mollify or modify its action.

Corrivate (v. t.) To cause to flow together, as water drawn from several streams.

Corroding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Corrode

Corrodent (a.) Corrosive.

Corrodent (n.) Anything that corrodes.

Corrosion (n.) The action or effect of corrosive agents, or the process of corrosive change; as, the rusting of iron is a variety of corrosion.

Corrosive (a.) Eating away; having the power of gradually wearing, changing, or destroying the texture or substance of a body; as, the corrosive action of an acid.

Corrosive (a.) Having the quality of fretting or vexing.

Corrosive (n.) That which has the quality of eating or wearing away gradually.

Corrosive (n.) That which has the power of fretting or irritating.

Corrugant (a.) Having the power of contracting into wrinkles.

Corrugate (a.) Wrinkled; crumpled; furrowed; contracted into ridges and furrows.

Corrugate (v. t.) To form or shape into wrinkles or folds, or alternate ridges and grooves, as by drawing, contraction, pressure, bending, or otherwise; to wrinkle; to purse up; as, to corrugate plates of iron; to corrugate the forehead.

Corrugent (a.) Drawing together; contracting; -- said of the corrugator.

Corrupted (imp. & p. p.) of Corrupt

Corrupter (n.) One who corrupts; one who vitiates or taints; as, a corrupter of morals.

Corruptly (adv.) In a corrupt manner; by means of corruption or corrupting influences; wrongfully.

Corseting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Corset

Corticate (a.) Alt. of Corticated

Corticine (n.) A material for carpeting or floor covering, made of ground cork and caoutchouc or India rubber.

Corticose (a.) Abounding in bark; resembling bark; barky.

Corticous (a.) Relating to, or resembling, bark; corticose.

Corundums (pl. ) of Corundum

Coruscant (a.) Glittering in flashes; flashing.

Coruscate (v. i.) To glitter in flashes; to flash.

Corvorant (n.) See Cormorant.

Corybants (pl. ) of Corybant

Corymbose (a.) Consisting of corymbs, or resembling them in form.

Coryphene (n.) A fish of the genus Coryphaena. See Dolphin. (2)

Corypheus (n.) The conductor, chief, or leader of the dramatic chorus; hence, the chief or leader of a party or interest.

Coscoroba (n.) A large, white, South American duck, of the genus Cascoroba, resembling a swan.

Coshering (n.) A feudal prerogative of the lord of the soil entitling him to lodging and food at his tenant's house.

Cosmogony (n.) The creation of the world or universe; a theory or account of such creation; as, the poetical cosmogony of Hesoid; the cosmogonies of Thales, Anaxagoras, and Plato.

Cosmolabe (n.) An instrument resembling the astrolabe, formerly used for measuring the angles between heavenly bodies; -- called also pantacosm.


Cosmology (n.) The science of the world or universe; or a treatise relating to the structure and parts of the system of creation, the elements of bodies, the modifications of material things, the laws of motion, and the order and course of nature.

Cosmorama (n.) An exhibition in which a series of views in various parts of the world is seen reflected by mirrors through a series of lenses, with such illumination, etc., as will make the views most closely represent reality.

Costively (adv.) In a costive manner.

Costotome (n.) An instrument (chisel or shears) to cut the ribs and open the thoracic cavity, in post-mortem examinations and dissections.

Cosupreme (n.) A partaker of supremacy; one jointly supreme.

Cotangent (n.) The tangent of the complement of an arc or angle. See Illust. of Functions.

Cotarnine (n.) A white, crystal

Cothurnus (n.) Same as Cothurn.

Coticular (a.) Pertaining to whetstones; like or suitable for whetstones.

Cotillion (n.) A brisk dance, performed by eight persons; a quadrille.

Cotillion (n.) A tune which regulates the dance.

Cotillion (n.) A kind of woolen material for women's skirts.

Cotillion (n.) A formal ball.

Cotrustee (n.) A joint trustee.

Cottagely (a.) Cottagelike; suitable for a cottage; rustic.

Cottolene (n.) A product from cotton-seed, used as lard.

Cottonade (n.) A somewhat stout and thick fabric of cotton.

Cottonary (a.) Relating to, or composed of, cotton; cottony.

Cottonous (a.) Resembling cotton.

Cotyledon (n.) One of the patches of villi found in some forms of placenta.

Cotyledon (n.) A leaf borne by the caulicle or radicle of an embryo; a seed leaf.

Couchancy (n.) State of lying down for repose.

Couchless (a.) Having no couch or bed.

Councilor (n.) A member of a council.

Counseled (imp. & p. p.) of Counsel

Counselor (n.) One who counsels; an adviser.

Counselor (n.) A member of council; one appointed to advise a sovereign or chief magistrate. [See under Consilor.]

Counselor (n.) One whose profession is to give advice in law, and manage causes for clients in court; a barrister.

Countable (a.) Capable of being numbered.

Countless (a.) Incapable of being counted; not ascertainable; innumerable.

Countrify (v. t.) To give a rural appearance to; to cause to appear rustic.

Countries (pl. ) of Country

Courbaril (n.) See Anime, n.

Courtbred (a.) Bred, or educated, at court; polished; courtly.

Courteous (a.) Of courtlike manners; pertaining to, or expressive of, courtesy; characterized by courtesy; civil; obliging; well bred; polite; affable; complaisant.

Courtesan (n.) A woman who prostitutes herself for hire; a prostitute; a harlot.

Courtiery (n.) The manners of a courtier; court

Courtlike (a.) After the manner of a court; elegant; polite; courtly.

Courtling (n.) A sycophantic courtier.

Courtship (n.) The act of paying court, with the intent to solicit a favor.

Courtship (n.) The act of wooing in love; solicitation of woman to marriage.

Courtship (n.) Court

Courtship (n.) Court policy; the character of a courtier; artifice of a court; court-craft; finesse.

Courtyard (n.) A court or inclosure attached to a house.

Cousinage (n.) Relationship; kinship.

Coussinet (n.) A stone placed on the impost of a pier for receiving the first stone of an arch.

Coussinet (n.) That part of the Ionic capital between the abacus and quarter round, which forms the volute.

Covariant (n.) A function involving the coefficients and the variables of a quantic, and such that when the quantic is


Covellite (n.) A native sulphide of copper, occuring in masses of a dark blue color; -- hence called indigo copper.

Covenable (a.) Fit; proper; suitable.

Covenably (adv.) Fitly; suitably.

Coverture (n.) Covering; shelter; defense; hiding.

Coverture (n.) The condition of a woman during marriage, because she is considered under the cover, influence, power, and protection of her husband, and therefore called a feme covert, or femme couverte.

Covetable (a.) That may be coveted; desirable.

Cowardice (n.) Want of courage to face danger; extreme timidity; pusillanimity; base fear of danger or hurt; lack of spirit.

Cowardish (a.) Cowardly.

Cowardize (v. t. ) To render cowardly

Cowblakes (n. pl.) Dried cow dung used as fuel.

Cowhiding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cowhide

Cowlstaff (n.) A staff or pole on which a vessel is supported between two persons.

Cow-pilot (n.) A handsomely banded, coral-reef fish, of Florida and the West Indies (Pomacentrus saxatilis); -- called also mojarra.

Coxcombly (a.) like a coxcomb.

Coxcombry (n.) The manners of a coxcomb; foppishness.

Docketing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Docket

Doctoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Doctor

Doctorate (n.) The degree, title, or rank, of a doctor.

Doctorate (v. t.) To make (one) a doctor.

Doctoress (n.) A female doctor.

Doctrinal (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, doctrine or something taught and to be believed; as, a doctrinal observation.

Doctrinal (a.) Pertaining to, or having to do with, teaching.

Doctrinal (n.) A matter of doctrine; also, a system of doctrines.

Dodecagon (n.) A figure or polygon bounded by twelve sides and containing twelve angles.

Dog-brier (n.) The dog-rose.

Dog-eared (a.) Having the corners of the leaves turned down and soiled by careless or long-continued usage; -- said of a book.

Dog-faced (a.) Having a face resembling that of a dog.

Doggerman (n.) A sailor belonging to a dogger.

Dogmatics (n.) The science which treats of Christian doctrinal theology.

Dogmatism (n.) The manner or character of a dogmatist; arrogance or positiveness in stating opinion.

Dogmatist (n.) One who dogmatizes; one who speaks dogmatically; a bold and arrogant advancer of principles.

Dogmatize (v. i.) To assert positively; to teach magisterially or with bold and undue confidence; to advance with arrogance.

Dogmatize (v. t.) To deliver as a dogma.

Dog's-ear (n.) The corner of a leaf, in a book, turned down like the ear of a dog.

Dog-weary (a.) Extremely weary.

Doleritic (a.) Of the nature of dolerite; as, much lava is doleritic lava.

Dolioform (a.) Barrel-shaped, or like a cask in form.

Do-little (n.) One who performs little though professing much.

Dollardee (n.) A species of sunfish (Lepomis pallidus), common in the United States; -- called also blue sunfish, and copper-nosed bream.

Dolomitic (a.) Pertaining to dolomite.

Dolorific (a.) Alt. of Dolorifical

Dolphinet (n.) A female dolphin.

Domeykite (n.) A massive mineral of tin-white or steel-gray color, an arsenide of copper.

Domiciled (imp. & p. p.) of Domicile

Dominance (n.) Alt. of Dominancy

Dominancy (n.) Predominance; ascendency; authority.

Dominated (imp. & p. p.) of Dominate

Dominator (n.) A ruler or ruling power.

Dominical (a.) Indicating, or pertaining to, the Lord's day, or Sunday.

Dominical (a.) Relating to, or given by, our Lord; as, the dominical (or Lord's) prayer.

Dominical (n.) The Lord's day or Sunday; also, the Lord's prayer.

Dominican (a.) Of or pertaining to St. Dominic (Dominic de Guzman), or to the religions communities named from him.

Dominican (n.) One of an order of mendicant monks founded by Dominic de Guzman, in 1215. A province of the order was established in England in 1221. The first foundation in the United States was made in 1807. The Master of the Sacred Palace at Rome is always a Dominican friar. The Dominicans are called also preaching friars, friars preachers, black friars (from their black cloak), brothers of St. Mary, and in France, Jacobins.

Domitable (a.) That can be tamed.

Do-naught (n.) A lazy, good-for-nothing fellow.

Doom palm () A species of palm tree (Hyphaene Thebaica), highly valued for the fibrous pulp of its fruit, which has the flavor of gingerbread, and is largely eaten in Egypt and Abyssinia.

Doorcheek (n.) The jamb or sidepiece of a door.

Doorplane (n.) A plane on a door, giving the name, and sometimes the employment, of the occupant.

Doorstead (n.) Entrance or place of a door.

Doorstone (n.) The stone forming a threshold.

Dorbeetle (n.) See 1st Dor.

Dormitive (a.) Causing sleep; as, the dormitive properties of opium.

Dormitive (n.) A medicine to promote sleep; a soporific; an opiate.

Dormitory (n.) A sleeping room, or a building containing a series of sleeping rooms; a sleeping apartment capable of containing many beds; esp., one connected with a college or boarding school.

Dormitory (n.) A burial place.

Doryphora (n.) A genus of plant-eating beetles, including the potato beetle. See Potato beetle.

Doubtable (a.) Capable of being doubted; questionable.

Doubtable (a.) Worthy of being feared; redoubtable.

Doubtance (n.) State of being in doubt; uncertainty; doubt.

Doubtless (a.) Free from fear or suspicion.

Doubtless (adv.) Undoubtedly; without doubt.

Doucepere (n.) One of the twelve peers of France, companions of Charlemagne in war.

Doughbird (n.) The Eskimo curlew (Numenius borealis). See Curlew.

Doughface (n.) A contemptuous nickname for a timid, yielding politician, or one who is easily molded.

Doughtily (adv.) In a doughty manner.

Doughtren (n. pl.) Daughters.

Doum palm () See Doom palm.

Dove-eyed (a.) Having eyes like a dove; meekeyed; as, dove-eyed Peace.

Dowelling () of Dowel

Dowerless (a.) Destitute of dower; having no marriage portion.

Dowitcher (n.) The red-breasted or gray snipe (Macrorhamphus griseus); -- called also brownback, and grayback.

Downgyved (a.) Hanging down like gyves or fetters.

Downiness (n.) The quality or state of being downy.

Downlying (n.) The time of retiring to rest; time of repose.

Downright (adv.) Straight down; perpendicularly.

Downright (adv.) In plain terms; without ceremony.

Downright (adv.) Without delay; at once; completely.

Downright (a.) Plain; direct; unceremonious; blunt; positive; as, he spoke in his downright way.

Downright (a.) Open; artless; undisguised; absolute; unmixed; as, downright atheism.

Downthrow (n.) The sudden drop or depression of the strata of rocks on one side of a fault. See Throw, n.

Downwards (adv.) From a higher place to a lower; in a descending course; as, to tend, move, roll, look, or take root, downward or downwards.

Downwards (adv.) From a higher to a lower condition; toward misery, humility, disgrace, or ruin.

Downwards (adv.) From a remote time; from an ancestor or predecessor; from one to another in a descending

Downweigh (v. t.) To weigh or press down.

Foamingly (adv.) With foam; frothily.

Focalized (imp. & p. p.) of Focalize

Focillate (v. t.) To nourish.

Focimeter (n.) An assisting instrument for focusing an object in or before a camera.

Foddering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fodder

Fodientia (n.pl.) A group of African edentates including the aard-vark.

Foetation (n.) Same as Fetation.

Foeticide (n.) Same as Feticide.

Fogginess (n.) The state of being foggy.

Foiningly (adv.) With a push or thrust.

Foliating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Foliate

Foliation (n.) The process of forming into a leaf or leaves.

Foliation (n.) The manner in which the young leaves are dispo/ed within the bud.

Foliation (n.) The act of beating a metal into a thin plate, leaf, foil, or lamina.

Foliation (n.) The act of coating with an amalgam of tin foil and quicksilver, as in making looking-glasses.

Foliation (n.) The enrichment of an opening by means of foils, arranged in trefoils, quatrefoils, etc.; also, one of the ornaments. See Tracery.

Foliation (n.) The property, possessed by some crystal

Foliature (n.) Foliage; leafage.

Foliature (n.) The state of being beaten into foil.

Foliomort (a.) See Feuillemort.

Foliosity (n.) The ponderousness or bulk of a folio; voluminousness.

Folk lore () Tales, legends, or superstitions long current among the people.

Folkmoter (n.) One who takes part in a folkmote, or local court.

Following (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Follow

Following (n.) One's followers, adherents, or dependents, collectively.

Following (n.) Vocation; business; profession.

Following (a.) Next after; succeeding; ensuing; as, the assembly was held on the following day.

Following (a.) (In the field of a telescope) In the direction from which stars are apparently moving (in consequence of the earth's rotation); as, a small star, north following or south following. In the direction toward which stars appear to move is called preceding.

Fomalhaut (n.) A star of the first magnitude, in the constellation Piscis Australis, or Southern Fish.

Fomenting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Foment

Fool-born (a.) Begotten by a fool.

Fooleries (pl. ) of Foolery

Foolhardy (a.) Daring without judgment; foolishly adventurous and bold.

Foolishly (adv.) In a foolish manner.

Footboard (n.) A board or narrow platfrom upon which one may stand or brace his feet

Footboard (n.) The platform for the engineer and fireman of a locomotive.

Footboard (n.) The foot-rest of a coachman's box.

Footboard (n.) A board forming the foot of a bedstead.

Footboard (n.) A treadle.

Footcloth (n.) Formerly, a housing or caparison for a horse.

Footfight (n.) A conflict by persons on foot; -- distinguished from a fight on horseback.

Footglove (n.) A kind of stocking.

Footlight (n.) One of a row of lights in the front of the stage in a theater, etc., and on a level therewith.

Footpaths (pl. ) of Footpath

Footplate (n.) See Footboard (a).

Footprint (n.) The impression of the foot; a trace or footmark; as, "Footprints of the Creator."

Foot-sore (a.) Having sore or tender feet, as by reason of much walking; as, foot-sore cattle.

Footstalk (n.) The stalk of a leaf or of flower; a petiole, pedicel, or reduncle.

Footstalk (n.) The peduncle or stem by which various marine animals are attached, as certain brachiopods and goose barnacles.

Footstalk (n.) The stem which supports which supports the eye in decapod Crustacea; eyestalk.

Footstalk (n.) The lower part of a millstone spindle. It rests in a step.

Footstall (n.) The stirrup of a woman's saddle.

Footstall (n.) The plinth or base of a pillar.

Footstone (n.) The stone at the foot of a grave; -- opposed to headstone.

Footstool (n.) A low stool to support the feet of one when sitting.

Fopperies (pl. ) of Foppery

Foramines (pl. ) of Foramen

Forasmuch (conj.) In consideration that; seeing that; since; because that; -- followed by as. See under For, prep.

Forbearer (n.) One who forbears.

Forbidden (p. p.) of Forbid

Forbidden (a.) Prohibited; interdicted.

Forbidder (n.) One who forbids.

Forbruise (v. t.) To bruise sorely or exceedingly.

Forceless (a.) Having little or no force; feeble.

Forcemeat (n.) Meat chopped fine and highly seasoned, either served up alone, or used as a stuffing.

Forcement (n.) The act of forcing; compulsion.

Forcipate (a.) Alt. of Forcipated

Foreboded (imp. & p. p.) of Forebode

Foreboder (n.) One who forebodes.

Forebrace (n.) A rope applied to the fore yardarm, to change the position of the foresail.

Forebrain (n.) The anterior of the three principal divisions of the brain, including the prosencephalon and thalamencephalon. Sometimes restricted to the prosencephalon only. See Brain.

Forecited (a.) Cited or quoted before or above.

Foreclose (v. t.) To shut up or out; to preclude; to stop; to prevent; to bar; to exclude.

Forefence (n.) Defense in front.

Foregleam (n.) An antecedent or premonitory gleam; a dawning light.

Foregoing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forego

Foreguess (v. t.) To conjecture.

Foreigner (n.) A person belonging to or owning allegiance to a foreign country; one not native in the country or jurisdiction under consideration, or not naturalized there; an alien; a stranger.

Forejudge (v. t.) To judge beforehand, or before hearing the facts and proof; to prejudge.

Forejudge (v. t.) To expel from court for some offense or misconduct, as an attorney or officer; to deprive or put out of a thing by the judgment of a court.

Foreknown (p. p.) of Foreknow

Foremeant (a.) Intended beforehand; premeditated.

Forenamed (a.) Named before; aforenamed.

Forenenst (prep.) Over against; opposite to.

Fore part (n.) Alt. of Forepart

Foreprize (v. t.) To prize or rate beforehand.

Forereach (v. t.) To advance or gain upon; -- said of a vessel that gains upon another when sailing closehauled.

Forereach (v. i.) To shoot ahead, especially when going in stays.

Foreright (a.) Ready; directly forward; going before.

Foreright (adv.) Right forward; onward.

Foreseize (v. t.) To seize beforehand.

Foresight (n.) The act or the power of foreseeing; prescience; foreknowledge.

Foresight (n.) Action in reference to the future; provident care; prudence; wise forethought.

Foresight (n.) Any sight or reading of the leveling staff, except the backsight; any sight or bearing taken by a compass or theodolite in a forward direction.

Foresight (n.) Muzzle sight. See Fore sight, under Fore, a.

Foreskirt (n.) The front skirt of a garment, in distinction from the train.

Foreslack (v. t.) See Forslack.

Forespeak (v. t.) See Forspeak.

Forespeak (v. t.) To foretell; to predict.

Forespent (a.) Already spent; gone by; past.

Forespent (a.) See Forspent.

Forestaff (n.) An instrument formerly used at sea for taking the altitudes of heavenly bodies, now superseded by the sextant; -- called also cross-staff.

Forestage (n.) A duty or tribute payable to the king's foresters.

Forestage (n.) A service paid by foresters to the king.

Forestall (v. t.) To take beforehand, or in advance; to anticipate.

Forestall (v. t.) To take possession of, in advance of some one or something else, to the exclusion or detriment of the latter; to get ahead of; to preoccupy; also, to exclude, hinder, or prevent, by prior occupation, or by measures taken in advance.

Forestall (v. t.) To deprive; -- with of.

Forestall (v. t.) To obstruct or stop up, as a way; to stop the passage of on highway; to intercept on the road, as goods on the way to market.

Forestick (n.) Front stick of a hearth fire.

Foreswart (a.) Alt. of Foreswart

Foreswart (a.) See Forswat.

Foretaste (n.) A taste beforehand; enjoyment in advance; anticipation.

Foretaste (v. t.) To taste before full possession; to have previous enjoyment or experience of; to anticipate.

Foretaste (v. t.) To taste before another.

Foreteach (v. t.) To teach beforehand.

Forethink (v. t.) To think beforehand; to anticipate in the mind; to prognosticate.

Forethink (v. t.) To contrive (something) beforehend.

Forethink (v. i.) To contrive beforehand.

Foretoken (n.) Prognostic; previous omen.

Foretoken (v. t.) To foreshow; to presignify; to prognosticate.

Forewaste (v. t.) See Forewaste.

Forewiten (pl.) of Forewite

Forewiste (imp. sing.) of Forewite

Forewomen (pl. ) of Forewoman

Forewoman (n.) A woman who is chief; a woman who has charge of the work or workers in a shop or other place; a head woman.

Forfeited (imp. & p. p.) of Forfeit

Forfeiter (n.) One who incurs a penalty of forfeiture.

Forficate (a.) Deeply forked, as the tail of certain birds.

Forficula (n.) A genus of insects including the earwigs. See Earwig, 1.

Forgather (v. i.) To convene; to gossip; to meet accidentally.

Forgeries (pl. ) of Forgery

Forgotten (p. p.) of Forget

Forgetful (a.) Apt to forget; easily losing remembrance; as, a forgetful man should use helps to strengthen his memory.

Forgetful (a.) Heedless; careless; neglectful; inattentive.

Forgetful (a.) Causing to forget; inducing oblivion; oblivious.

Forgetive (a.) Inventive; productive; capable.

Forgetter (n.) One who forgets; a heedless person.

Forgiving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forgive

Forgiving (a.) Disposed to forgive; inc

Forgotten () p. p. of Forget.

Forkbeard (n.) A European fish (Raniceps raninus), having a large flat head; -- also called tadpole fish, and lesser forked beard.

Forkbeard (n.) The European forked hake or hake's-dame (Phycis blennoides); -- also called great forked beard.

Forkiness (n.) The quality or state or dividing in a forklike manner.

Forlornly (adv.) In a forlorn manner.

Formalism (n.) The practice or the doctrine of strict adherence to, or dependence on, external forms, esp. in matters of religion.

Formalist (n.) One overattentive to forms, or too much confined to them; esp., one who rests in external religious forms, or observes strictly the outward forms of worship, without possessing the life and spirit of religion.

Formality (n.) The condition or quality of being formal, strictly ceremonious, precise, etc.

Formality (n.) Form without substance.

Formality (n.) Compliance with formal or conventional rules; ceremony; conventionality.

Formality (n.) An established order; conventional rule of procedure; usual method; habitual mode.

Formality (n.) The dress prescribed for any body of men, academical, municipal, or sacerdotal.

Formality (n.) That which is formal; the formal part.

Formality (n.) The quality which makes a thing what it is; essence.

Formality (n.) The manner in which a thing is conceived or constituted by an act of human thinking; the result of such an act; as, animality and rationality are formalities.

Formalize (v. t.) To give form, or a certain form, to; to model.

Formalize (v. t.) To render formal.

Formalize (v. i.) To affect formality.

Formation (n.) The act of giving form or shape to anything; a forming; a shaping.

Formation (n.) The manner in which a thing is formed; structure; construction; conformation; form; as, the peculiar formation of the heart.

Formation (n.) A substance formed or deposited.

Formation (n.) Mineral deposits and rock masses designated with reference to their origin; as, the siliceous formation about geysers; alluvial formations; marine formations.

Formation (n.) A group of beds of the same age or period; as, the Eocene formation.

Formation (n.) The arrangement of a body of troops, as in a square, column, etc.

Formative (a.) Giving form; having the power of giving form; plastic; as, the formative arts.

Formative (a.) Serving to form; derivative; not radical; as, a termination merely formative.

Formative (a.) Capable of growth and development; germinal; as, living or formative matter.

Formative (n.) That which serves merely to give form, and is no part of the radical, as the prefix or the termination of a word.

Formative (n.) A word formed in accordance with some rule or usage, as from a root.

Formicary (n.) The nest or dwelling of a swarm of ants; an ant-hill.

Formicate (a.) Resembling, or pertaining to, an ant or ants.

Formulary (a.) Stated; prescribed; ritual.

Formulary (n.) A book containing stated and prescribed forms, as of oaths, declarations, prayers, medical formulaae, etc.; a book of precedents.

Formulary (n.) Prescribed form or model; formula.

Formulate (v. t.) To reduce to, or express in, a formula; to put in a clear and definite form of statement or expression.

Formulize (v. t.) To reduce to a formula; to formulate.

Fornicate (a.) Alt. of Fornicated

Fornicate (v. i.) To commit fornication; to have unlawful sexual intercourse.

Forsaking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forsake

Forslugge (v. t.) To lsoe by idleness or slotch.

Forsythia (a.) A shrub of the Olive family, with yellow blossoms.

Fortalice (n.) A small outwork of a fortification; a fortilage; -- called also fortelace.

Forthward (adv.) Forward.

Forthwith (adv.) Immediately; without delay; directly.

Forthwith (adv.) As soon as the thing required may be done by reasonable exertion confined to that object.

Fortifier (n.) One who, or that which, fortifies, strengthens, supports, or upholds.

Fortified (imp. & p. p.) of Fortify

Fortilage (n.) A little fort; a blockhouse.

Fortition (n.) Casual choice; fortuitous selection; hazard.

Fortitude (n.) Power to resist attack; strength; firmness.

Fortitude (n.) That strength or firmness of mind which enables a person to encounter danger with coolness and courage, or to bear pain or adversity without murmuring, depression, or despondency; passive courage; resolute endurance; firmness in confronting or bearing up against danger or enduring trouble.

Fortnight (n.) The space of fourteen days; two weeks.

Fortunate (n.) Coming by good luck or favorable chance; bringing some good thing not foreseen as certain; presaging happiness; auspicious; as, a fortunate event; a fortunate concurrence of circumstances; a fortunate investment.

Fortunate (n.) Receiving same unforeseen or unexpected good, or some good which was not dependent on one's own skill or efforts; favored with good forune; lucky.

Fortunize (v. t.) To regulate the fortune of; to make happy.

Forwander (v. i.) To wander away; to go astray; to wander far and to weariness.

Forwarded (imp. & p. p.) of Forward

Forwarder (n.) One who forwards or promotes; a promoter.

Forwarder (n.) One who sends forward anything; (Com.) one who transmits goods; a forwarding merchant.

Forwarder (n.) One employed in forwarding.

Forwardly (adv.) Eagerly; hastily; obtrusively.

Forwweary (v. t.) To weary extremely; to dispirit.

Foryetten () p. p. of Foryete.

Fossilism (n.) The science or state of fossils.

Fossilism (n.) The state of being extremely antiquated in views and opinions.

Fossilist (n.) One who is versed in the science of fossils; a paleontologist.

Fossilize (v. t.) To convert into a fossil; to petrify; as, to fossilize bones or wood.

Fossilize (v. t.) To cause to become antiquated, rigid, or fixed, as by fossilization; to mummify; to deaden.

Fossilize (v. i.) To become fossil.

Fossilize (v. i.) To become antiquated, rigid, or fixed, beyond the influence of change or progress.

Fossorial (a.) Fitted for digging, adapted for burrowing or digging; as, a fossorial foot; a fossorial animal.

Fossulate (a.) Having, or surrounded by, long, narrow depressions or furrows.

Fostering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Foster

Fosterage (n.) The care of a foster child; the charge of nursing.

Fothering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fother

Foundered (imp. & p. p.) of Founder

Foundling (v. t.) A deserted or exposed infant; a child found without a parent or owner.

Foundress (n.) A female founder; a woman who founds or establishes, or who endows with a fund.

Foundries (pl. ) of Foundry

Fourpence (n.) A British silver coin, worth four pence; a groat.

Fourpence (n.) A name formerly given in New England to the Spanish half real, a silver coin worth six and a quarter cents.

Fourscore (n.) Four times twenty; eighty.

Fourscore (n.) The product of four times twenty; eighty units or objects.

Foveolate (a.) Having small pits or depression, as the receptacle in some composite flowers.

Fowlerite (n.) A variety of rhodonite, from Franklin Furnace, New Jersey, containing some zinc.

Goblinize (v. t.) To transform into a goblin.

Godfather (n.) A man who becomes sponsor for a child at baptism, and makes himself a surety for its Christian training and instruction.

Godfather (v. t.) To act as godfather to; to take under one's fostering care.


Godlyhead (n.) Goodness.

Godmother (n.) A woman who becomes sponsor for a child in baptism. See Godfather

Goffering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Goffer

Goldcrest (n.) The European golden-crested kinglet (Regulus cristatus, or R. regulus); -- called also golden-crested wren, and golden wren. The name is also sometimes applied to the American golden-crested kinglet. See Kinglet.

Goldfinch (n.) A beautiful bright-colored European finch (Carduelis elegans). The name refers to the large patch of yellow on the wings. The front of the head and throat are bright red; the nape, with part of the wings and tail, black; -- called also goldspink, goldie, fool's coat, drawbird, draw-water, thistle finch, and sweet William.

Goldfinch (n.) The yellow-hammer.

Goldfinch (n.) A small American finch (Spinus tristis); the thistle bird.

Goldfinny (n.) One of two or more species of European labroid fishes (Crenilabrus melops, and Ctenolabrus rupestris); -- called also goldsinny, and goldney.

Goldsinny (n.) See Goldfinny.

Goldsmith (n.) An artisan who manufactures vessels and ornaments, etc., of gold.

Goldsmith (n.) A banker.

Goltschut (n.) A small ingot of gold.

Goltschut (n.) A silver ingot, used in Japan as money.

Gomphosis (n.) A form of union or immovable articulation where a hard part is received into the cavity of a bone, as the teeth into the jaws.

Gonangium (n.) See Gonotheca.

Gondolier (n.) A man who rows a gondola.

Goniatite (n.) One of an extinct genus of fossil cephalopods, allied to the Ammonites. The earliest forms are found in the Devonian formation, the latest, in the Triassic.

Gonocalyx (n.) The bell of a sessile gonozooid.

Gonophore (n.) A sexual zooid produced as a medusoid bud upon a hydroid, sometimes becoming a free hydromedusa, sometimes remaining attached. See Hydroidea, and Illusts. of Athecata, Campanularian, and Gonosome.

Gonophore (n.) A lengthened receptacle, bearing the stamens and carpels in a conspicuous manner.

Gonorrhea (n.) Alt. of Gonorrhoea

Gonothec/ (pl. ) of Gonotheca

Gonotheca (n.) A capsule developed on certain hydroids (Thecaphora), inclosing the blastostyle upon which the medusoid buds or gonophores are developed; -- called also gonangium, and teleophore. See Hydroidea, and Illust. of Campanularian.

Gonozooid (n.) A sexual zooid, or medusoid bud of a hydroid; a gonophore. See Hydroidea, and Illust. of Campanularian.

Gode-year (n.) The venereal disease; -- often used as a mild oath.

Goodyship (n.) The state or quality of a goody or goodwife

Goosander (n.) A species of merganser (M. merganser) of Northern Europe and America; -- called also merganser, dundiver, sawbill, sawneb, shelduck, and sheldrake. See Merganser.

Goosefish (n.) See Angler.

Goosefoot (n.) A genus of herbs (Chenopodium) mostly annual weeds; pigweed.

Gooseries (pl. ) of Goosery

Goosewing (n.) One of the clews or lower corners of a course or a topsail when the middle part or the rest of the sail is furled.

Gor-belly (n.) A prominent belly; a big-bellied person.

Gordiacea (n. pl.) A division of nematoid worms, including the hairworms or hair eels (Gordius and Mermis). See Gordius, and Illustration in Appendix.

Gorgonean (a.) See Gorgonian, 1.

Gorgoneia (pl. ) of Gorgoneion

Gorgonian (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a Gorgon; terrifying into stone; terrific.

Gorgonian (a.) Pertaining to the Gorgoniacea; as, gorgonian coral.

Gorgonian (n.) One of the Gorgoniacea.

Gorgonize (v. t.) To have the effect of a Gorgon upon; to turn into stone; to petrify.

Gormander (n.) See Gormand, n.

Gospelize (v. t.) To form according to the gospel; as, a command gospelized to us.

Gospelize (v. t.) To instruct in the gospel; to evangelize; as, to gospelize the savages.

Gossamery (a.) Like gossamer; flimsy.

Gossiping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gossip

Gossypium (n.) A genus of plants which yield the cotton of the arts. The species are much confused. G. herbaceum is the name given to the common cotton plant, while the long-stapled sea-island cotton is produced by G. Barbadense, a shrubby variety. There are several other kinds besides these.

Gothamist (n.) A wiseacre; a person deficient in wisdom; -- so called from Gotham, in Nottinghamshire, England, noted for some pleasant blunders.

Gothamite (n.) A gothamist.

Gothamite (n.) An inhabitant of New York city.

Gothicism (n.) A Gothic idiom.

Gothicism (n.) Conformity to the Gothic style of architecture.

Gothicism (n.) Rudeness of manners; barbarousness.

Gothicize (v. t.) To make Gothic; to bring back to barbarism.

Gourdworm (n.) The fluke of sheep. See Fluke.

Goutiness (n.) The state of being gouty; gout.

Governing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Govern

Governail (n.) Management; mastery.

Governess (n.) A female governor; a woman invested with authority to control and direct; especially, one intrusted with the care and instruction of children, -- usually in their homes.

Governing (a.) Holding the superiority; prevalent; controlling; as, a governing wind; a governing party in a state.

Governing (a.) Requiring a particular case.

Hoarfrost (n.) The white particles formed by the congelation of dew; white frost.

Hoarhound (n.) Same as Horehound.

Hoariness (n.) The state of being hoary.

Hoarsened (imp. & p. p.) of Hoarsen

Hoarstone (n.) A stone designating the /ounds of an estate; a landmark.

Hobandnob (v. i.) Same as Hobnob.

Hobgoblin (n.) A frightful goblin; an imp; a bugaboo; also, a name formerly given to the household spirit, Robin Goodfellow.

Hobnailed (a.) See with hobnails, as a shoe.

Hornobbed (imp. & p. p.) of Hobnob

Hockamore (n.) A Rhenish wine. [Obs.] See Hock.

Hodiernal (a.) Of this day; belonging to the present day.

Hodmandod (n.) See Dodman.

Hodograph (n.) A curve described by the moving extremity of a

Hodometer (n.) See Odometer.

Hoemother (n.) The basking or liver shark; -- called also homer. See Liver shark, under Liver.

Hogchoker (n.) An American sole (Achirus

Hogringer (n.) One who puts rings into the snouts of hogs.

Hoidenish (a.) Like, or appropriate to, a hoiden.

Hoistaway (n.) A mechanical lift. See Elevator.

Holethnic (a.) Of or pertaining to a holethnos or parent race.

Holethnos (n.) A parent stock or race of people, not yet divided into separate branches or tribes.

Hollander (n.) A native or one of the people of Holland; a Dutchman.

Hollander (n.) A very hard, semi-glazed, green or dark brown brick, which will not absorb water; -- called also, Dutch clinker.

Hollowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hollow

Hollyhock (n.) A species of Althaea (A. rosea), bearing flowers of various colors; -- called also rose mallow.

Holoblast (n.) an ovum composed entirely of germinal matter. See Meroblast.

Holocaust (n.) A burnt sacrifice; an offering, the whole of which was consumed by fire, among the Jews and some pagan nations.

Holocaust (n.) Sacrifice or loss of many lives, as by the burning of a theater or a ship. [An extended use not authorized by careful writers.]

Holograph (n.) A document, as a letter, deed, or will, wholly in the handwriting of the person from whom it proceeds and whose act it purports to be.

Holometer (n.) An instrument for making of angular measurements.

Holophote (n.) A lamp with lenses or reflectors to collect the rays of light and throw them in a given direction; -- used in lighthouses.

Holostean (a.) Pertaining to the Holostei.

Holostome (n.) One of the Holostomata.

Holothure (n.) A holothurian.

Holstered (a.) Bearing holsters.

Holystone (n.) A stone used by seamen for scrubbing the decks of ships.

Holystone (v. t.) To scrub with a holystone, as the deck of a vessel.

Homacanth (a.) Having the dorsal fin spines symmetrical, and in the same

Home-bred (a.) Bred at home; domestic; not foreign.

Home-bred (a.) Not polished; rude; uncultivated.

Home-felt (a.) Felt in one's own breast; inward; private.

Homefield (n.) A field adjacent to its owner's home.

Homeopath (n.) A practitioner of homeopathy.

Homestall (n.) Place of a home; homestead.

Homestead (n.) The home place; a home and the inclosure or ground immediately connected with it.

Homestead (n.) The home or seat of a family; place of origin.

Homestead (n.) The home and appurtenant land and buildings owned by the head of a family, and occupied by him and his family.

Homewards (adv.) Toward home; in the direction of one's house, town, or country.

Homicidal (a.) Pertaining to homicide; tending to homicide; murderous.

Homiletic (a.) Alt. of Homiletical

Homocercy (n.) The possession of a homocercal tail.

Homodemic (a.) A morphological term signifying development, in the case of multicellular organisms, from the same unit deme or unit of the inferior orders of individuality.

Homodermy (n.) Homology of the germinal layers.

Homograph (n.) One of two or more words identical in orthography, but having different derivations and meanings; as, fair, n., a market, and fair, a., beautiful.

Homologon (n.) See Homologue.

Homologue (n.) That which is homologous to something else; as, the corresponding sides, etc., of similar polygons are the homologues of each other; the members or terms of an homologous series in chemistry are the homologues of each other; one of the bones in the hand of man is the homologue of that in the paddle of a whale.

Homoorgan () Same as Homoplast.

Homophone (n.) A letter or character which expresses a like sound with another.

Homophone (n.) A word having the same sound as another, but differing from it in meaning and usually in spelling; as, all and awl; bare and bear; rite, write, right, and wright.

Homophony (n.) Sameness of sound.

Homophony (n.) Sameness of sound; unison.

Homophony (n.) Plain harmony, as opposed to polyphony. See Homophonous.

Homophyly (n.) That form of homology due to common ancestry (phylogenetic homology), in opposition to homomorphy, to which genealogic basis is wanting.

Homoplast (n.) One of the plastids composing the idorgan of Haeckel; -- also called homoorgan.

Homoplasy (n.) See Homogeny.

Homopolic (a.) In promorphology, pertaining to or exhibiting that kind of organic form, in which the stereometric ground form is a pyramid, with similar poles. See Promorphology.

Homoptera (n. pl.) A suborder of Hemiptera, in which both pairs of wings are similar in texture, and do not overlap when folded, as in the cicada. See Hemiptera.

Homotaxia (n.) Same as Homotaxis.

Homotaxic (a.) Relating to homotaxis.

Homotaxis (n.) Similarly in arrangement of parts; -- the opposite of heterotaxy.

Homotypal (a.) Of the same type of structure; pertaining to a homotype; as, homotypal parts.

Homotypic (a.) Alt. of Homotypical

Homunculi (pl. ) of Homunculus

Honey-bag (n.) The receptacle for honey in a honeybee.

Honeybird (n.) The honey guide.

Honeycomb (n.) A mass of hexagonal waxen cells, formed by bees, and used by them to hold their honey and their eggs.

Honeycomb (n.) Any substance, as a easting of iron, a piece of worm-eaten wood, or of triple, etc., perforated with cells like a honeycomb.

Honeyless (a.) Destitute of honey.

Honeymoon (n.) The first month after marriage.

Honeyware (n.) See Badderlocks.

Honeywort (n.) A European plant of the genus Cerinthe, whose flowers are very attractive to bees.

Honorable (a.) Worthy of honor; fit to be esteemed or regarded; estimable; illustrious.

Honorable (a.) High-minded; actuated by principles of honor, or a scrupulous regard to probity, rectitude, or reputation.

Honorable (a.) Proceeding from an upright and laudable cause, or directed to a just and proper end; not base; irreproachable; fair; as, an honorable motive.

Honorable (a.) Conferring honor, or produced by noble deeds.

Honorable (a.) Worthy of respect; regarded with esteem; to be commended; consistent with honor or rectitude.

Honorable (a.) Performed or accompanied with marks of honor, or with testimonies of esteem; an honorable burial.

Honorable (a.) Of reputable association or use; respectable.

Honorable (a.) An epithet of respect or distinction; as, the honorable Senate; the honorable gentleman.

Honorably (adv.) In an honorable manner; in a manner showing, or consistent with, honor.

Honorably (adv.) Decently; becomingly.

Honorific (a.) Conferring honor; tending to honor.

Honorless (a.) Destitute of honor; not honored.

Hoofbound (a.) Having a dry and contracted hoof, which occasions pain and lameness.

Hop-thumb (n.) A very diminutive person.

Hopscotch (n.) A child's game, in which a player, hopping on one foot, drives a stone from one compartment to another of a figure traced or scotched on the ground; -- called also hoppers.

Hop-thumb (n.) See Hop-o'-my-thumb.

Hordeolum (n.) A small tumor upon the eyelid, resembling a grain of barley; a sty.

Horehound (n.) A plant of the genus Marrubium (M. vulgare), which has a bitter taste, and is a weak tonic, used as a household remedy for colds, coughing, etc.

Hornotine (n.) A yearling; a bird of the year.

Hornsnake (n.) A harmless snake (Farancia abacura), found in the Southern United States. The color is bluish black above, red below.

Hornstone (n.) A siliceous stone, a variety of quartz, closely resembling flint, but more brittle; -- called also chert.

Hornwrack (n.) A bryozoan of the genus Flustra.

Hornyhead (n.) Any North American river chub of the genus Hybopsis, esp. H. biguttatus.

Horologer (n.) A maker or vender of clocks and watches; one skilled in horology.

Horometer (n.) An instrument for measuring time.

Horometry (n.) The art, practice, or method of measuring time by hours and subordinate divisions.

Horoscope (n.) The representation made of the aspect of the heavens at the moment of a person's birth, by which the astrologer professed to foretell the events of the person's life; especially, the sign of the zodiac rising above the horizon at such a moment.

Horoscope (n.) The diagram or scheme of twelve houses or signs of the zodiac, into which the whole circuit of the heavens was divided for the purposes of such prediction of fortune.

Horoscope (n.) The planisphere invented by Jean Paduanus.

Horoscope (n.) A table showing the length of the days and nights at all places.

Horoscopy (n.) The art or practice of casting horoscopes, or observing the disposition of the stars, with a view to prediction events.

Horoscopy (n.) Aspect of the stars at the time of a person's birth.

Horrified (imp. & p. p.) of Horrify

Horseback (n.) The back of a horse.

Horseback (n.) An extended ridge of sand, gravel, and bowlders, in a half-stratified condition.

Horsefish (n.) The moonfish (Selene setipinnis).

Horsefish (n.) The sauger.

Horsefeet (pl. ) of Horsefoot

Horsefoot (n.) The coltsfoot.

Horsefoot (n.) The Limulus or horseshoe crab.

Horsehair (n.) A hair of a horse, especially one from the mane or tail; the hairs of the mane or tail taken collectively; a fabric or tuft made of such hairs.

Horsehead (n.) The silver moonfish (Selene vomer).

Horsehide (n.) The hide of a horse.

Horsehide (n.) Leather made of the hide of a horse.

Horseknop (n.) Knapweed.

Horsemint (n.) A coarse American plant of the Mint family (Monarda punctata).

Horsemint (n.) In England, the wild mint (Mentha sylvestris).

Horsenail (n.) A thin, pointed nail, with a heavy flaring head, for securing a horsehoe to the hoof; a horsehoe nail.

Horseplay (n.) Rude, boisterous play.

Horsepond (n.) A pond for watering horses.

Horserake (n.) A rake drawn by a horse.

Horseshoe (n.) A shoe for horses, consisting of a narrow plate of iron in form somewhat like the letter U, nailed to a horse's hoof.

Horseshoe (n.) Anything shaped like a horsehoe crab.

Horseshoe (n.) The Limulus of horsehoe crab.

Horsetail (n.) A leafless plant, with hollow and rushlike stems. It is of the genus Equisetum, and is allied to the ferns. See Illust. of Equisetum.

Horsetail (n.) A Turkish standard, denoting rank.

Horseweed (n.) A composite plant (Erigeron Canadensis), which is a common weed.

Horsewhip (n.) A whip for horses.

Horsewhip (v. t.) To flog or chastise with a horsewhip.

Horsewood (n.) A West Indian tree (Calliandra latifolia) with showy, crimson blossoms.

Horseworm (n.) The larva of a botfly.

Horsiness (n.) The condition or quality of being a horse; that which pertains to a horse.

Horsiness (n.) Fondness for, or interest in, horses.

Hortation (n.) The act of exhorting, inciting, or giving advice; exhortation.

Hortative (a.) Giving exhortation; advisory; exhortative.

Hortative (n.) An exhortation.

Hortatory (a.) Giving exhortation or advise; encouraging; exhortatory; inciting; as, a hortatory speech.

Hospitage (n.) Hospitality.

Hospitate (v. i.) To receive hospitality; to be a guest.

Hospitate (v. t.) To receive with hospitality; to lodge as a guest.

Hospitium (n.) An inn; a lodging; a hospice.

Hospitium (n.) An inn of court.

Hostilely (adv.) In a hostile manner.

Hostility (n.) State of being hostile; public or private enemy; unfriend

Hostility (n.) An act of an open enemy; a hostile deed; especially in the plural, acts of warfare; attacks of an enemy.

Hostilize (v. t.) To make hostile; to cause to become an enemy.

Hot blast () See under Blast.

Hot-short (a.) More or less brittle when heated; as, hot-short iron.

Hottentot (n.) One of a degraded and savage race of South Africa, with yellowish brown complexion, high cheek bones, and wooly hair growing in tufts.

Hottentot (n.) The language of the Hottentots, which is remarkable for its clicking sounds.

Houndfish (n.) Any small shark of the genus Galeus or Mustelus, of which there are several species, as the smooth houndfish (G. canis), of Europe and America; -- called also houndshark, and dogfish.

Hourglass (n.) An instrument for measuring time, especially the interval of an hour. It consists of a glass vessel having two compartments, from the uppermost of which a quantity of sand, water, or mercury occupies an hour in running through a small aperture unto the lower.

Housebote (n.) Wood allowed to a tenant for repairing the house and for fuel. This latter is often called firebote. See Bote.

Housecarl (n.) A household servant; also, one of the bodyguard of King Canute.

Household (n.) Those who dwell under the same roof and compose a family.

Household (n.) A

Household (a.) Belonging to the house and family; domestic; as, household furniture; household affairs.

Houseleek (n.) A succulent plant of the genus Sempervivum (S. tectorum), originally a native of subalpine Europe, but now found very generally on old walls and roofs. It is very tenacious of life under drought and heat; -- called also ayegreen.

Houseless (a.) Destitute of the shelter of a house; shelterless; homeless; as, a houseless wanderer.


Houseling (a.) Same as Housling.

Housemaid (n.) A female servant employed to do housework, esp. to take care of the rooms.

Housemate (n.) One who dwells in the same house with another.

Houseroom (n.) Room or place in a house; as, to give any one houseroom.

Housewife (n.) The wife of a householder; the mistress of a family; the female head of a household.

Housewife (n.) A little case or bag for materials used in sewing, and for other articles of female work; -- called also hussy.

Housewife (n.) A hussy.

Housewife (v. t.) Alt. of Housewive

Housewive (v. t.) To manage with skill and economy, as a housewife or other female manager; to economize.

Housework (n.) The work belonging to housekeeping; especially, kitchen work, sweeping, scrubbing, bed making, and the like.

Houyhnhnm (n.) One of the race of horses described by Swift in his imaginary travels of Lemuel Gulliver. The Houyhnhnms were endowed with reason and noble qualities; subject to them were Yahoos, a race of brutes having the form and all the worst vices of men.

Hovelling () of Hovel

Howsoever (adj. & conj.) In what manner soever; to whatever degree or extent; however.

Howsoever (adj. & conj.) Although; though; however.

Iodhydrin (n.) One of a series of compounds containing iodine, and analogous to the chlorhydrins.

Jockeying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jockey

Jockeying (n.) The act or management of one who jockeys; trickery.

Jockeyism (n.) The practice of jockeys.

Jocularly (adv.) In jest; for sport or mirth; jocosely.

Joculator (n.) A jester; a joker.

Jocundity (n.) The state or quality of being jocund; gayety; sportiveness.

Johannean (a.) Of or pertaining to John, esp. to the Apostle John or hi

Joint-fir (n.) A genus (Ephedra) of leafless shrubs, with the stems conspicuously jointed; -- called also shrubby horsetail. There are about thirty species, of which two or three are found from Texas to California.

Jointless (a.) Without a joint; rigid; stiff.

Jointress (n.) A woman who has a jointure.

Jointured (imp. & p. p.) of Jointure

Jointweed (n.) A slender, nearly leafless, American herb (Polygonum articulatum), with jointed spikes of small flowers.

Jointworm (n.) The larva of a small, hymenopterous fly (Eurytoma hordei), which is found in gall-like swellings on the stalks of wheat, usually at or just above the first joint. In some parts of America it does great damage to the crop.

Jolloment (n.) Jollity.


Jollyhead (n.) Jollity.

Joltingly (adv.) In a jolting manner.

Jonquille (n.) A bulbous plant of the genus Narcissus (N. Jonquilla), allied to the daffodil. It has long, rushlike leaves, and yellow or white fragrant flowers. The root has emetic properties. It is sometimes called the rush-leaved daffodil. See Illust. of Corona.

Journeyed (imp. & p. p.) of Journey

Journeyer (n.) One who journeys.

Jovialist (n.) One who lives a jovial life.

Joviality (n.) The quality or state of being jovial.

Kobellite (n.) A blackish gray mineral, a sulphide of antimony, bismuth, and lead.

Kohl-rabi (n.) A variety of cabbage, in which the edible part is a large, turnip-shaped swelling of the stem, above the surface of the ground.

Koorilian (a & n.) Same as Kurilian.

Loadstone (n.) Alt. of Lodestone

Lodestone (n.) A piece of magnetic iron ore possessing polarity like a magnetic needle. See Magnetite.

Loathness (n.) Unwillingness; reluctance.

Loathsome (a.) Fitted to cause loathing; exciting disgust; disgusting.

Lobscouse (n.) A combination of meat with vegetables, bread, etc., usually stewed, sometimes baked; an olio.

Lobspound (n.) A prison.

Lobulated (a.) Made up of, or divided into, lobules; as, a lobulated gland.

Lobulette (n.) A little lobule, or subdivision of a lobule.

Localized (imp. & p. p.) of Localize

Locellate (a.) Divided into secondary compartments or cells, as where one cavity is separated into several smaller ones.

Lock-down (n.) A contrivance to fasten logs together in rafting; -- used by lumbermen.

Locksmith (n.) An artificer whose occupation is to make or mend locks.

Lock step () A mode of marching by a body of men going one after another as closely as possible, in which the leg of each moves at the same time with the corresponding leg of the person before him.

Lock-weir (n.) A waste weir for a canal, discharging into a lock chamber.

Locomotor (a.) Of or pertaining to movement or locomotion.

Locusting (p. a.) Swarming and devastating like locusts.

Lode-ship (n.) An old name for a pilot boat.

Lodestone (n.) Same as Loadstone.

Lodgeable (a.) That may be or can be lodged; as, so many persons are not lodgeable in this village.

Lodgeable (a.) Capable of affording lodging; fit for lodging in.

Lodgement (n.) See Lodgment.

Loftiness (n.) The state or quality of being lofty.

Logaoedic (a.) Composed of dactyls and trochees so arranged as to produce a movement like that of ordinary speech.

Logarithm (n.) One of a class of auxiliary numbers, devised by John Napier, of Merchiston, Scotland (1550-1617), to abridge arithmetical calculations, by the use of addition and subtraction in place of multiplication and division.

Logically (adv.) In a logical manner; as, to argue logically.

Logistics (n.) That branch of the military art which embraces the details of moving and supplying armies. The meaning of the word is by some writers extended to include strategy.

Logistics (n.) A system of arithmetic, in which numbers are expressed in a scale of 60; logistic arithmetic.

Logogriph (n.) A sort of riddle in which it is required to discover a chosen word from various combinations of its letters, or of some of its letters, which form other words; -- thus, to discover the chosen word chatter form cat, hat, rat, hate, rate, etc.

Logomachy (n.) Contention in words merely, or a contention about words; a war of words.

Logomachy (n.) A game of word making.

Logothete () An accountant; under Constantine, an officer of the empire; a receiver of revenue; an administrator of a department.

Logroller (n.) One who engages in logrolling.

Loitering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Loiter

Lollingly (adv.) In a lolling manner.

Lombardic (a.) Of or pertaining to Lombardy of the Lombards.

Londonism (n.) A characteristic of Londoners; a mode of speaking peculiar to London.

Londonize (v. i.) To impart to (one) a manner or character like that which distinguishes Londoners.

Londonize (v. i.) To imitate the manner of the people of London.

Longevity (n.) Long duration of life; length of life.

Longevous (a.) Living a long time; of great age.

Longicorn (a.) Long-horned; pertaining to the Longicornia.

Longicorn (n.) One of the Longicornia.

Longingly (adv.) With longing.

Longipalp (n.) One of a tribe of beetles, having long maxillary palpi.

Longitude (n.) Length; measure or distance along the longest

Longitude (n.) The arc or portion of the equator intersected between the meridian of a given place and the meridian of some other place from which longitude is reckoned, as from Greenwich, England, or sometimes from the capital of a country, as from Washington or Paris. The longitude of a place is expressed either in degrees or in time; as, that of New York is 74! or 4 h. 56 min. west of Greenwich.

Longitude (n.) The distance in degrees, reckoned from the vernal equinox, on the ecliptic, to a circle at right angles to the ecliptic passing through the heavenly body whose longitude is designated; as, the longitude of Capella is 79!.

Longshore (a.) Belonging to the seashore or a seaport; along and on the shore.

Long-stop (n.) One who is set to stop balls which pass the wicket keeper.

Longulite (n.) A kind of crystallite having a (slender) acicular form.

Loom-gale (n.) A gentle gale of wind.

Loopholed (a.) Provided with loopholes.

Looplight (n.) A small narrow opening or window in a tower or fortified wall; a loophole.

Loosening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Loosen

Looseness (n.) The state, condition, or quality, of being loose; as, the looseness of a cord; looseness of style; looseness of morals or of principles.

Lophiomys (n.) A very singular rodent (Lophiomys Imhausi) of Northeastern Africa. It is the only known representative of a special family (Lophiomyidae), remarkable for the structure of the skull. It has handlike feet, and the hair is peculiar in structure and arrangement.

Lophopoda (n. pl.) Same as Phylactolemata.

Lophostea (pl. ) of Lophosteon

Loppering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lopper

Loquacity (n.) The habit or practice of talking continually or excessively; inclination to talk too much; talkativeness; garrulity.

Lorettine (n.) One of a order of nuns founded in 1812 at Loretto, in Kentucky. The members of the order (called also Sisters of Loretto, or Friends of Mary at the Foot of the Cross) devote themselves to the cause of education and the care of destitute orphans, their labors being chiefly confined to the Western United States.

Lorgnette (n.) An opera glass

Lorgnette (n.) elaborate double eyeglasses.

Loricated (imp. & p. p.) of Loricate

Lotophagi (n. pl.) A people visited by Ulysses in his wanderings. They subsisted on the lotus. See Lotus (b), and Lotus-eater.

Lotteries (pl. ) of Lottery

Loup-loup (n.) The Pomeranian or Spitz dog.

Lousewort (n.) Any species of Pedicularis, a genus of perennial herbs. It was said to make sheep that fed on it lousy.

Lousiness (n.) The state or quality of being lousy.

Loverwise (adv.) As lovers do.

Love-sick (a.) Languishing with love or amorous desire; as, a love-sick maid.

Love-sick (a.) Originating in, or expressive of, languishing love.

Lowermost (superl.) Lowest.

Lowlander (n.) A native or inhabitant of the Lowlands, especially of the Lowlands of Scotland, as distinguished from Highlander.

Lowlihood (n.) Alt. of Lowlihead

Lowlihead (n.) A lowly state.



Low-lived (a.) Characteristic of, or like, one bred in a low and vulgar condition of life; mean dishonorable; contemptible; as, low-lived dishonesty.

Loxodromy (n.) The science of loxodromics.

Loyalness (n.) Loyalty.

Moabitess (n.) A female Moabite.

Moabitish (a.) Moabite.

Mobilized (imp. & p. p.) of Mobilize

Mobocracy (n.) A condition in which the lower classes of a nation control public affairs without respect to law, precedents, or vested rights.

Mockadour (n.) See Mokadour.

Mockeries (pl. ) of Mockery

Mockingly (adv.) By way of derision; in a contemptuous or mocking manner.

Modelling () of Model

Moderable (a.) Modeate; temperate.

Moderance (n.) Moderation.

Moderated (imp. & p. p.) of Moderate

Moderator (n.) One who, or that which, moderates, restrains, or pacifies.

Moderator (n.) The officer who presides over an assembly to preserve order, propose questions, regulate the proceedings, and declare the votes.

Moderator (n.) In the University of Oxford, an examiner for moderations; at Cambridge, the superintendant of examinations for degrees; at Dublin, either the first (senior) or second (junior) in rank in an examination for the degree of Bachelor of Arts.

Moderator (n.) A mechamical arrangement for regulating motion in a machine, or producing equality of effect.

Modernism (n.) Modern practice; a thing of recent date; esp., a modern usage or mode of expression.

Modernist (n.) One who admires the moderns, or their ways and fashions.

Modernity (n.) Modernness; something modern.

Modernize (v. t.) To render modern; to adapt to modern person or things; to cause to conform to recent or present usage or taste.

Modifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Modify

Modillion (n.) The enriched block or horizontal bracket generally found under the cornice of the Corinthian and Composite entablature, and sometimes, less ornamented, in the Ionic and other orders; -- so called because of its arrangement at regulated distances.

Modulated (imp. & p. p.) of Modulate

Modulator (n.) One who, or that which, modulates.

Moistened (imp. & p. p.) of Moisten

Moistener (n.) One who, or that which, moistens.

Moistless (a.) Without moisture; dry.

Moistness (n.) The quality or state of being moist.

Mouldable (a.) Capable of being molded or formed.

Moldboard (n.) Alt. of Mouldboard

Mouldered () of Moulder

Moldering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Moulder

Moldiness (n.) Alt. of Mouldiness

Mouldwarp (n.) See Mole the animal.

Molecular (a.) Pertaining to, connected with, produced by, or consisting of, molecules; as, molecular forces; molecular groups of atoms, etc.

Mole-eyed (a.) Having eyes like those of the mole; having imperfect sight.

Molesting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Molest

Molestful (a.) Troublesome; vexatious.

Mollebart (n.) An agricultural implement used in Flanders, consisting of a kind of large shovel drawn by a horse and guided by a man.

Mollemoke (n.) Any one of several species of large pelagic petrels and fulmars, as Fulmarus glacialis, of the North Atlantic, and several species of Aestrelata, of the Southern Ocean. See Fulmar.

Mollifier (n.) One who, or that which, mollifies.

Mollified (imp. & p. p.) of Mollify

Mollities (n.) Unnatural softness of any organ or part.

Mollitude (n.) Softness; effeminacy; weakness.

Molluscan (a.) Of or pertaining to mollusks.

Molluscan (n.) A mollusk; one of the Mollusca.

Molluscum (n.) A cutaneous disease characterized by numerous tumors, of various forms, filled with a thick matter; -- so called from the resemblance of the tumors to some molluscous animals.

Molossine (n.) A bat of the genus Molossus, as the monk bat.

Molybdate (n.) A salt of molybdic acid.

Molybdena (n.) See Molybdenite.

Molybdite (n.) Molybdic ocher.

Molybdous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, molybdenum; specif., designating those compounds in which molybdenum has a lower valence as contrasted with molybdic compounds.

Momentany (a.) Momentary.

Momentary (a.) Done in a moment; continuing only a moment; lasting a very short time; as, a momentary pang.

Momentous (a.) Of moment or consequence; very important; weighty; as, a momentous decision; momentous affairs.

Momentums (pl. ) of Momentum

Monachism (n.) The system and influences of a monastic life; monasticism.

Monadaria (n. pl.) The Infusoria.

Monadical (a.) Of, pertaining to, or like, a monad, in any of its senses. See Monad, n.

Monandria (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of plants embracing those having but a single stamen.

Monandric (a.) Of or pertaining to monandry; practicing monandry as a system of marriage.

Monarchal (a.) Pertaining to a monarch; suiting a monarch; sovoreign; regal; imperial.

Monarchic (a.) Alt. of Monarchical

Monastery (n.) A house of religious retirement, or of secusion from ordinary temporal concerns, especially for monks; -- more rarely applied to such a house for females.

Monatomic (adv.) Consisting of, or containing, one atom; as, the molecule of mercury is monatomic.

Monatomic (adv.) Having the equivalence or replacing power of an atom of hydrogen; univalent; as, the methyl radical is monatomic.

Monecious (a.) See Monoecian, and Monoecious.

Moneyless (a.) Destitute of money; penniless; impecunious.

Moneywort (n.) A trailing plant (Lysimachia Nummularia), with rounded opposite leaves and solitary yellow flowers in their axils.

Mongolian (a.) Of or pertaining to Mongolia or the Mongols.

Mongolian (n.) One of the Mongols.

Mongoloid (a.) Resembling a Mongol or the Mongols; having race characteristics, such as color, hair, and features, like those of the Mongols.

Monitress (n.) Alt. of Monitrix

Monkeries (pl. ) of Monkery

Monkshood (n.) A plant of the genus Aconitum; aconite. See Aconite.

Monobasic (a.) Capable of being neutralized by a univalent base or basic radical; having but one acid hydrogen atom to be replaced; -- said of acids; as, acetic, nitric, and hydrochloric acids are monobasic.

Monoceros (n.) A one-horned creature; a unicorn; a sea monster with one horn.

Monoceros (n.) The Unicorn, a constellation situated to the east Orion.

Monochord (n.) An instrument for experimenting upon the mathematical relations of musical sounds. It consists of a single string stretched between two bridges, one or both of which are movable, and which stand upon a graduated rule for the purpose of readily changing and measuring the length of the part of the string between them.


Monocotyl (n.) Any monocotyledonous plant.

Monocracy (n.) Government by a single person; undivided rule.

Monocular (a.) Having only one eye; with one eye only; as, monocular vision.

Monocular (a.) Adapted to be used with only one eye at a time; as, a monocular microscope.

Monodelph (n.) Alt. of Monodelphian

Monodical (a.) Belonging to a monody.

Monodical (a.) For one voice; monophonic.

Monodical (a.) Homophonic; -- applied to music in which the melody is confined to one part, instead of being shared by all the parts as in the style called polyphonic.

Monodrama (n.) Alt. of Monodrame

Monodrame (n.) A drama acted, or intended to be acted, by a single person.

Monoecian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Monoecia; monoecious.

Monoecian (n.) One of the Monoecia.

Monoecian (n.) A monoecious animal, as certain mollusks.

Monoecism (n.) The state or condition of being monoecious.

Monogamia (n. pl.) A Linnaean order of plants, having solitary flowers with united anthers, as in the genus Lobelia.

Monogamic (a.) Pertaining to, or involving, monogamy.

Monogamic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Monogamia; having a simple flower with united anthers.

Monogenic (a.) Of or pertaining to monogenesis.

Monogenic (a.) Producing only one kind of germs, or young; developing only in one way.

Monograph (n.) A written account or description of a single thing, or class of things; a special treatise on a particular subject of limited range.

Monogynia (n. pl.) A Linnaean order of plants, including those which have only one style or stigma.

Monoicous (a.) Monoecious.

Monolatry (n.) Worship of a single deity.

Monologue (n.) A speech uttered by a person alone; soliloquy; also, talk or discourse in company, in the strain of a soliloquy; as, an account in monologue.

Monologue (n.) A dramatic composition for a single performer.

Monomachy (n.) A duel; single combat.

Monomania (n.) Derangement of the mind in regard of a single subject only; also, such a concentration of interest upon one particular subject or train of ideas to show mental derangement.

Monometer (n.) A rhythmic series, consisting of a single meter.

Monomyary (a.) Of or pertaining to the Monomya.

Monomyary (n.) One of the Monomya.

Monopathy (n.) Suffering or sensibility in a single organ or function.

Monoplast (n.) A monoplastic element.

Monopodia (pl. ) of Monopodium

Monopoler (n.) A monopolist.

Monoptera (pl. ) of Monopteron

Monoptote (n.) A noun having only one case.

Monoptote (n.) A noun having only one ending for the oblique cases.

Monorhina (n. pl.) The Marsipobranchiata.

Monorhyme (n.) A composition in verse, in which all the

Monosperm (n.) A monospermous plant.

Monostich (n.) A composition consisting of one verse only.

Monotonic (a.) Alt. of Monotonical

Monotreme (n.) One of the Monotremata.

Monotropa (n.) A genus of parasitic or saprophytic plants including the Indian pipe and pine sap. The name alludes to the dropping end of the stem.

Monotypic (a.) Having but one type; containing but one representative; as, a monotypic genus, which contains but one species.

Monoxylon (n.) A canoe or boat made from one piece of timber.

Messieurs (pl. ) of Monsieur

Monstrous (a.) Marvelous; strange.

Monstrous (a.) Having the qualities of a monster; deviating greatly from the natural form or character; abnormal; as, a monstrous birth.

Monstrous (a.) Extraordinary in a way to excite wonder, dislike, apprehension, etc.; -- said of size, appearance, color, sound, etc.; as, a monstrous height; a monstrous ox; a monstrous story.

Monstrous (a.) Extraordinary on account of ug

Monstrous (a.) Abounding in monsters.

Monstrous (adv.) Exceedingly; very; very much.

Montaigne (n.) A mountain.

Montanist (n.) A follower of Mintanus, a Phrygian enthusiast of the second century, who claimed that the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete, dwelt in him, and employed him as an instrument for purifying and guiding men in the Christian life.

Monthling (n.) That which is a month old, or which lives for a month.

Monthlies (pl. ) of Monthly

Monticule (n.) See Monticle.

Montiform (a.) Resembling a mountain in form.

Moodiness (n.) The quality or state of being moody; specifically, liability to strange or violent moods.

Moodishly (adv.) Moodily.

Moonblind (a.) Dim-sighted; purblind.

Moonblink (n.) A temporary blindness, or impairment of sight, said to be caused by sleeping in the moonlight; -- sometimes called nyctalopia.

Moon-eyed (a.) Having eyes affected by the moon; moonblind; dim-eyed; purblind.

Moonglade (n.) The bright reflection of the moon's light on an expanse of water.

Moonlight (n.) The light of the moon.

Moonlight (a.) Occurring during or by moonlight; characterized by moonlight.

Moonraker (n.) Same as Moonsail.

Moonshine (n.) The light of the moon.

Moonshine (n.) Hence, show without substance or reality.

Moonshine (n.) A month.

Moonshine (n.) A preparation of eggs for food.

Moonshine (a.) Moonlight.

Moonshiny (a.) Moonlight.

Moonstone (n.) A nearly pellucid variety of feldspar, showing pearly or opa

Moorstone (n.) A species of English granite, used as a building stone.

Moosewood (n.) The striped maple (Acer Pennsylvanicum).

Moosewood (n.) Leatherwood.

Moot-hall (n.) Alt. of Moot-house

Moot-hill (n.) A hill of meeting or council; an elevated place in the open air where public assemblies or courts were held by the Saxons; -- called, in Scotland, mute-hill.

Mope-eyed (a.) Shortsighted; purblind.

Moralized (imp. & p. p.) of Moralize

Moralizer (n.) One who moralizes.

Morbidity (n.) The quality or state of being morbid.

Morbidity (n.) Morbid quality; disease; sickness.

Morbidity (n.) Amount of disease; sick rate.

Morbosity (n.) A diseased state; unhealthiness.

Mordacity (n.) The quality of being mordacious; biting severity, or sarcastic quality.

Mordanted (imp. & p. p.) of Mordant

Mordantly (adv.) In the manner of a mordant.

Mordicant (a.) Biting; acrid; as, the mordicant quality of a body.

Mormondom (n.) The country inhabited by the Mormons; the Mormon people.

Mormonism (n.) The doctrine, system, and practices of the Mormons.

Mormonite (n.) A Mormon.

Mormonite (a.) Mormon.

Moroxylic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, the mulberry; moric.

Morphosis (n.) The order or mode of development of an organ or part.

Morphotic (a.) Connected with, or becoming an integral part of, a living unit or of the morphological framework; as, morphotic, or tissue, proteids.

-morphous () A combining form denoting form, shape; as, isomorphous.

Mortality (n.) The condition or quality of being mortal; subjection to death or to the necessity of dying.

Mortality (n.) Human life; the life of a mortal being.

Mortality (n.) Those who are, or that which is, mortal; the human cace; humanity; human nature.

Mortality (n.) Death; destruction.

Mortality (n.) The whole sum or number of deaths in a given time or a given community; also, the proportion of deaths to population, or to a specific number of the population; death rate; as, a time of great, or low, mortality; the mortality among the settlers was alarming.

Mortalize (v. t.) To make mortal.

Mortgaged (imp. & p. p.) of Mortgage

Mortgagee (n.) The person to whom property is mortgaged, or to whom a mortgage is made or given.

Mortgagor (n.) One who gives a mortgage.

Mortgager (n.) gives a mortgage.

Mortified () imp. & p. p. of Mortify.

Mortifier (n.) One who, or that which, mortifies.

Mortified (imp. & p. p.) of Mortify

Mortising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mortise

Morwening (n.) Morning.

Moschatel (n.) A plant of the genus Adoxa (A. moschatellina), the flowers of which are pale green, and have a faint musky smell. It is found in woods in all parts of Europe, and is called also hollow root and musk crowfoot.

Mossiness (n.) The state of being mossy.

Mostahiba (n.) See Mustaiba.

Mothering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mother

Mothering (n.) A rural custom in England, of visiting one's parents on Midlent Sunday, -- supposed to have been originally visiting the mother church to make offerings at the high altar.

Motioning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Motion

Motionist (n.) A mover.

Mountable (a.) Such as can be mounted.

Mountance (n.) Amount; sum; quantity; extent.

Mournival (n.) See Murnival.

Mouse-ear (n.) The forget-me-not (Myosotis palustris) and other species of the same genus.

Mouse-ear (n.) A European species of hawkweed (Hieracium Pilosella).

Mousefish (n.) See Frogfish.

Mousehole (n.) A hole made by a mouse, for passage or abode, as in a wall; hence, a very small hole like that gnawed by a mouse.

Mousetail (n.) A genus of ranunculaceous plants (Myosurus), in which the prolonged receptacle is covered with imbricating achenes, and so resembles the tail of a mouse.

Moustache (n.) Mustache.

Mouthfuls (pl. ) of Mouthful

Mouthless (a.) Destitute of a mouth.

Mozarabic () Same as Muzarab, Muzarabic.

Nobiliary (a.) Of or pertaining to the nobility.

Nobiliary (n.) A history of noble families.

Nobleness (n.) The quality or state of being noble; greatness; dignity; magnanimity; elevation of mind, character, or station; nobility; grandeur; state

Noctidial (a.) Comprising a night and a day; a noctidial day.

Noctiluca (n.) That which shines at night; -- a fanciful name for phosphorus.

Noctiluca (n.) A genus of marine flagellate Infusoria, remarkable for their unusually large size and complex structure, as well as for their phosphorescence. The brilliant diffuse phosphorescence of the sea is often due to myriads of Noctilucae.

Nocturnal (a.) Of, pertaining to, done or occuring in, the night; as, nocturnal darkness, cries, expedition, etc.; -- opposed to diurnal.

Nocturnal (a.) Having a habit of seeking food or moving about at night; as, nocturnal birds and insects.

Nocturnal (n.) An instrument formerly used for taking the altitude of the stars, etc., at sea.

Noiseless (a.) Making, or causing, no noise or bustle; without noise; silent; as, the noiseless foot of time.

Noisiness (n.) The state or quality of being noisy.

-prossing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nol-pros

Nomadized (imp. & p. p.) of Nomadize

Nominally (adv.) In a nominal manner; by name; in name only; not in reality.

Nominated (imp. & p. p.) of Nominate

Nominator (n.) One who nominates.

Nomocracy (n.) Government in accordance with a system of law.

Nomothete (n.) A lawgiver.

Nonagrian (n.) Any moth of the genus Nonagria and allied genera, as the spindleworm and stalk borer.

Nonconcur (v. i.) To dissent or refuse to concur.

Nondecane (n.) A hydrocarbon of the paraffin series, a white waxy substance, C19H40; -- so called from the number of carbon atoms in the molecule.

Nonentity (n.) Nonexistence; the negation of being.

Nonentity (n.) A thing not existing.

Nonentity (n.) A person or thing of little or no account.

Nonillion (n.) According to the French and American notation, a thousand octillions, or a unit with thirty ciphers annexed; according to the English notation, a million octillions, or a unit with fifty-four ciphers annexed. See the Note under Numeration.

Nonjurant (a.) Nonjuring.

Nonjuring (a.) Not swearing allegiance; -- applied to the party in Great Britain that would not swear allegiance to William and Mary, or their successors.

Nonmember (n.) One who is not a member.

Nonpareil (a.) Something of unequaled excellence; a peerless thing or person; a nonesuch; -- often used as a name.

Nonpareil (a.) A size of type next smaller than minion and next larger than agate (or ruby).

Nonpareil (a.) A beautifully colored finch (Passerina ciris), native of the Southern United States. The male has the head and neck deep blue, rump and under parts bright red, back and wings golden green, and the tail bluish purple. Called also painted finch.

Nonpareil (a.) Any other similar bird of the same genus.

Nonpareil (a.) Having no equal; peerless.

Nonplused (imp. & p. p.) of Nonplus

Non pros. () An abbreviation of Non prosequitur.

Nonregent (n.) A master of arts whose regency has ceased. See Regent.

Nonsexual (a.) Having no distinction of sex; sexless; neuter.

Nonsonant (a.) Not sonant.

Nonsonant (n.) A nonsonant or nonvocal consonant.

Nonsuited (imp. & p. p.) of Nonsuit

Nonsurety (n.) Insecurity.

Nontenure (n.) A plea of a defendant that he did not hold the land, as affirmed.

Nonusance (n.) Neglect of using; failure to use.

Nonylenic (a.) Of, pertaining to, related to, or designating, nonylene or its compounds; as, nonylenic acid.

Noologist (n.) One versed in noology.

Noonstead (n.) The position of the sun at noon.

Nopalries (pl. ) of Nopalry

Normanism (n.) A Norman idiom; a custom or expression peculiar to the Normans.

Northeast (n.) The point between the north and east, at an equal distance from each; the northeast part or region.

Northeast (a.) Of or pertaining to the northeast; proceeding toward the northeast, or coming from that point; as, a northeast course; a northeast wind.

Northeast (adv.) Toward the northeast.

Northerly (a.) Of or pertaining to the north; toward the north, or from the north; northern.

Northerly (adv.) Toward the north.

Northmost (a.) Lying farthest north; northernmost.

Northness (n.) A tendency in the end of a magnetic needle to point to the north.

Northward (a.) Toward the north; nearer to the north than to the east or west point.

Northward (adv.) Alt. of Northwards

Northwest (n.) The point in the horizon between the north and west, and equally distant from each; the northwest part or region.

Northwest (a.) Pertaining to, or in the direction of, the point between the north and west; being in the northwest; toward the northwest, or coming from the northwest; as, the northwest coast.

Northwest (a.) Coming from the northwest; as, a northwest wind.

Northwest (adv.) Toward the northwest.

Norwegian (a.) Of or pertaining to Norway, its inhabitants, or its language.

Norwegian (n.) A native of Norway.

Norwegian (n.) That branch of the Scandinavian language spoken in Norway.

Norwegium (n.) A rare metallic element, of doubtful identification, said to occur in the copper-nickel of Norway.

Nosebleed (n.) A bleeding at the nose.

Nosebleed (n.) The yarrow. See Yarrow.

Nosesmart (n.) A kind of cress, a pungent cruciferous plant, including several species of the genus Nasturtium.

Nosethirl (n.) Alt. of Nosethril

Nosethril (n.) Nostril.

Nostalgia (n.) Homesickness; esp., a severe and sometimes fatal form of melancholia, due to homesickness.

Nostalgic (a.) Of or pertaining to nostalgia; affected with nostalgia.

Notabilia (n. pl.) Things worthy of notice.

Notchweed (n.) A foul-smelling weed, the stinking goosefoot (Chenopodium Vulvaria).

Notifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Notify

Notionate (a.) Notional.

Notionist (n.) One whose opinions are ungrounded notions.

Notochord (n.) An elastic cartilagelike rod which is developed beneath the medullary groove in the vertebrate embryo, and constitutes the primitive axial skeleton around which the centra of the vertebrae and the posterior part of the base of the skull are developed; the chorda dorsalis. See Illust. of Ectoderm.

Notopodia (pl. ) of Notopodium

Notoriety (n.) The quality or condition of being notorious; the state of being generally or publicly known; -- commonly used in an unfavorable sense; as, the notoriety of a crime.

Notorious (a.) Generally known and talked of by the public; universally believed to be true; manifest to the world; evident; -- usually in an unfavorable sense; as, a notorious thief; a notorious crime or vice.

Nototrema (n.) The pouched, or marsupial, frog of South America.

Not-pated (a.) Alt. of Nott-pated

Nourished (imp. & p. p.) of Nourish

Nourisher (n.) One who, or that which, nourishes.

Nouriture (n.) Nurture.

Novelette (n.) A short novel.

Novelized (imp. & p. p.) of Novelize

Novelties (pl. ) of Novelty

Novennial (a.) Done or recurring every ninth year.

Novilunar (a.) Of or pertaining to the new moon.

Novitiate (n.) The state of being a novice; time of initiation or instruction in rudiments.

Novitiate (n.) Hence: Time of probation in a religious house before taking the vows.

Novitiate (n.) One who is going through a novitiate, or period of probation; a novice.

Novitiate (n.) The place where novices live or are trained.

Novitious (a.) Newly invented; recent; new.

Nowhither (adv.) Not anywhither; in no direction; nowhere.

Oogenesis (n.) The development, or mode of origin, of the ova.

Oogoniums (pl. ) of Oogonium

Oological (a.) Of or pertaining to oology.

Oophorida (pl. ) of Oophoridium

Oostegite (n.) One of the plates which in some Crustacea inclose a cavity wherein the eggs are hatched.

Pockarred (a.) See Pockmarked.

Pocketing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pocket

Pocketful (n.) As much as a pocket will hold; enough to fill a pocket; as, pocketfuls of chestnuts.

Pockiness (n.) The state of being pocky.

Podagrous (a.) Gouty; podagric.

Podarthra (pl. ) of Podarthrum

Podetiums (pl. ) of Podetium

Podoscaph (n.) A canoe-shaped float attached to the foot, for walking on water.

Podosperm (n.) The stalk of a seed or ovule.

Podotheca (n.) The scaly covering of the foot of a bird or reptile.

Poenology (n.) See Penology.

Poetaster (n.) An inferior rhymer, or writer of verses; a dabbler in poetic art.

Poetastry (n.) The works of a poetaster.

Poeticule (n.) A poetaster.

Poetizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Poetize

Poignancy (n.) The quality or state of being poignant; as, the poignancy of satire; the poignancy of grief.

Poinciana (n.) A prickly tropical shrub (Caesalpinia, formerly Poinciana, pulcherrima), with bipinnate leaves, and racemes of showy orange-red flowers with long crimson filaments.

Pointless (a.) Having no point; blunt; wanting keenness; obtuse; as, a pointless sword; a pointless remark.

Pointsman (n.) A man who has charge of railroad points or switches.

Poisoning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Poison

Poisonous (a.) Having the qualities or effects of poison; venomous; baneful; corrupting; noxious.

Polarized (imp. & p. p.) of Polarize

Polarizer (n.) That which polarizes; especially, the part of a polariscope which receives and polarizes the light. It is usually a reflecting plate, or a plate of some crystal, as tourma

Polemarch (n.) In Athens, originally, the military commanderin-chief; but, afterward, a civil magistrate who had jurisdiction in respect of strangers and sojourners. In other Grecian cities, a high military and civil officer.

Polemical (a.) Polemic; controversial; disputatious.

Polewards (adv.) Toward a pole of the earth.

Polianite (n.) Manganese dioxide, occurring in tetragonal crystals nearly as hard as quartz.

Policemen (pl. ) of Policeman

Policeman (n.) A member of a body of police; a constable.

Policying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Policy

Polishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Polish

Polishing () a. & n. from Polish.

Politesse (n.) Politeness.

Political (a.) Having, or conforming to, a settled system of administration.

Political (a.) Of or pertaining to public policy, or to politics; relating to affairs of state or administration; as, a political writer.

Political (a.) Of or pertaining to a party, or to parties, in the state; as, his political relations were with the Whigs.

Political (a.) Politic; wise; also, artful.

Politicly (adv.) In a politic manner; sagaciously; shrewdly; artfully.

Pollarded (imp. & p. p.) of Pollard

Pollenize (v. t.) To supply with pollen; to impregnate with pollen.

Pollicate (a.) Having a curved projection or spine on the inner side of a leg joint; -- said of insects.

Pollinate (a.) Pollinose.

Pollinate (v. t.) To apply pollen to (a stigma).

Pollinium (n.) A coherent mass of pollen, as in the milkweed and most orchids.

Pollinose (a.) Having the surface covered with a fine yellow dust, like pollen.

Pollucite (n.) A colorless transparent mineral, resembling quartz, occurring with castor or castorite on the island of Elba. It is a silicate of alumina and caesia. Called also pollux.

Polluting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pollute

Polluting (a.) Adapted or tending to pollute; causing defilement or pollution.

Pollution (n.) The act of polluting, or the state of being polluted (in any sense of the verb); defilement; uncleanness; impurity.

Pollution (n.) The emission of semen, or sperm, at other times than in sexual intercourse.

Polonaise (a.) Of or pertaining to the Poles, or to Poland.

Polonaise (n.) The Polish language.

Polonaise (n.) An article of dress for women, consisting of a body and an outer skirt in one piece.

Polonaise (n.) A stately Polish dance tune, in 3-4 measure, beginning always on the beat with a quaver followed by a crotchet, and closing on the beat after a strong accent on the second beat; also, a dance adapted to such music; a polacca.

Polt-foot (a.) Alt. of Polt-footed

Polverine (n.) Glassmaker's ashes; a kind of potash or pearlash, brought from the Levant and Syria, -- used in the manufacture of fine glass.

Polyacron (n.) A solid having many summits or angular points; a polyhedron.

Polyandry (n.) The possession by a woman of more than one husband at the same time; -- contrasted with monandry.

Polyarchy (n.) A government by many persons, of whatever order or class.

Polybasic (a.) Capable of neutralizing, or of combining with, several molecules of a monacid base; having several hydrogen atoms capable of being replaced by basic radicals; -- said of certain acids; as, sulphuric acid is polybasic.

Polychord (a.) Having many strings.

Polychord (n.) A musical instrument of ten strings.

Polychord (n.) An apparatus for coupling two octave notes, capable of being attached to a keyed instrument.

Polyconic (a.) Pertaining to, or based upon, many cones.

Polycracy (n.) Government by many rulers; polyarchy.

Polyedron (n.) See Polyhedron.

Polyeidic (a.) Passing through several distinct larval forms; -- having several distinct kinds of young.

Polygalic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or obtained from, Polygala; specifically, designating an acrid glucoside (called polygalic acid, senegin, etc.), resembling, or possibly identical with, saponin.

Polygamia (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of plants, characterized by having both hermaphrodite and unisexual flowers on the same plant.

Polygamia (n. pl.) A name given by Linnaeus to file orders of plants having syngenesious flowers.

Polygenic (a.) Of or relating to polygeny; polygenetic.

Polygonal (a.) Having many angles.

Polygonum (n.) A genus of plants embracing a large number of species, including bistort, knotweed, smartweed, etc.

Polygraph (n.) An instrument for multiplying copies of a writing; a manifold writer; a copying machine.

Polygraph (n.) In bibliography, a collection of different works, either by one or several authors.

Polygraph (n.) An instrument for detecting deceptive statements by a subject, by measuring several physiological states of the subject, such as pulse, heartbeat, and sweating. The instrument records these parameters on a strip of paper while the subject is asked questions designed to elicit emotional responses when the subject tries to deceive the interrogator. Also called lie detector

Polygynia (n. pl.) A Linnaean order of plants having many styles.

Polyhedra (pl. ) of Polyhedron

Polymathy (n.) The knowledge of many arts and sciences; variety of learning.

Polymeric (a.) Having the same percentage composition (that is, having the same elements united in the same proportion by weight), but different molecular weights; -- often used with with; thus, cyanic acid (CNOH), fulminic acid (C2N2O2H2), and cyanuric acid (C3N3O3H3), are polymeric with each other.

Polymnite (n.) A stone marked with dendrites and black

Polymorph (n.) A substance capable of crystallizing in several distinct forms; also, any one of these forms. Cf. Allomorph.

Polymyoid (a.) Having numerous vocal muscles; of or pertaining to the Polymyodae.

Polyonomy (n.) The use of a variety of names for the same object.

Polyorama (n.) A view of many objects; also, a sort of panorama with dissolving views.

Polyphagy (n.) The practice or faculty of subsisting on many kinds of food.

Polyphone (n.) A character or vocal sign representing more than one sound, as read, which is pronounced red.

Polyphony (n.) Multiplicity of sounds, as in the reverberations of an echo.

Polyphony (n.) Plurality of sounds and articulations expressed by the same vocal sign.

Polyphony (n.) Composition in mutually related, equally important parts which share the melody among them; contrapuntal composition; -- opposed to homophony, in which the melody is given to one part only, the others filling out the harmony. See Counterpoint.

Polyphore (n.) A receptacle which bears many ovaries.

Polypidom (n.) A coral, or corallum; also, one of the coral-like structure made by bryozoans and hydroids.

Polyporus (n.) A genus of fungi having the under surface full of minute pores; also, any fungus of this genus.

Polypuses (pl. ) of Polypus

Polyscope (n.) A glass which makes a single object appear as many; a multiplying glass.

Polyscope (n.) An apparatus for affording a view of the different cavities of the body.

Polyspast (n.) A machine consisting of many pulleys; specifically, an apparatus formerly used for reducing luxations.

Polystome (a.) Having many mouths.

Polystome (n.) An animal having many mouths; -- applied to Protozoa.

Polystyle (a.) Having many columns; -- said of a building, especially of an interior part or court; as, a polystyle hall.

Polystyle (n.) A polystyle hall or edifice.

Polytyped (imp. & p. p.) of Polytype

Polyzoary (n.) The compound organism of a polyzoan.

Polyzonal (a.) Consisting of many zones or rings.

Pomaceous (a.) Like an apple or pear; producing pomes.

Pomaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a suborder (Pomeae) of rosaceous plants, which includes the true thorn trees, the quinces, service berries, medlars, and loquats, as well as the apples, pears, crabs, etc.

Pomaceous (a.) Like pomace.

Pomewater (n.) A kind of sweet, juicy apple.

Pommelled () of Pommel

Pommeling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pommel

Pommelion (n.) The cascabel, or hindmost knob, of a cannon.

Pompadour (n.) A crimson or pink color; also, a style of dress cut low and square in the neck; also, a mode of dressing the hair by drawing it straight back from the forehead over a roll; -- so called after the Marchioness de Pompadour of France. Also much used adjectively.

Pompholyx (n.) Impure zinc oxide.

Pompholyx (n.) A skin disease in which there is an eruption of bullae, without inflammation or fever.

Pompoleon (n.) See Pompelmous.

Pomposity (n.) The quality or state of being pompous; pompousness.

Pondering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ponder

Ponderary (a.) Of or pertaining to weight; as, a ponderary system.

Ponderate (v. t.) To consider; to ponder.

Ponderate (v. i.) To have weight or influence.

Pondering (a.) Deliberating.

Ponderous (a.) Very heavy; weighty; as, a ponderous shield; a ponderous load; the ponderous elephant.

Ponderous (a.) Important; momentous; forcible.

Ponderous (a.) Heavy; dull; wanting; lightless or spirit; as, a ponderous style; a ponderous joke.

Poniarded (imp. & p. p.) of Poniard

Pontifice (n.) Bridgework; structure or edifice of a bridge.

Pontlevis (n.) The action of a horse in rearing repeatedly and dangerously.

Ponvolant (n.) A kind of light bridge, used in sieges, for surprising a post or outwork which has but a narrow moat; a flying bridge.

Pooh-pooh (v. t.) To make light of; to treat with derision or contempt, as if by saying pooh! pooh!

Poorhouse (n.) A dwelling for a number of paupers maintained at public expense; an almshouse; a workhouse.

Poor-john (n.) A small European fish, similar to the cod, but of inferior quality.

Poor-will (n.) A bird of the Western United States (Phalaenoptilus Nutalli) allied to the whip-poor-will.

Popliteal (a.) Of or pertaining to the ham; in the region of the ham, or behind the knee joint; as, the popliteal space.

Poppyhead (n.) A raised ornament frequently having the form of a final. It is generally used on the tops of the upright ends or elbows which terminate seats, etc., in Gothic churches.

Populares (n. pl.) The people or the people's party, in ancient Rome, as opposed to the optimates.

Popularly (adv.) In a popular manner; so as to be generally favored or accepted by the people; commonly; currently; as, the story was popularity reported.

Populated (imp. & p. p.) of Populate

Populator (n.) One who populates.

Porbeagle (n.) A species of shark (Lamna cornubica), about eight feet long, having a pointed nose and a crescent-shaped tail; -- called also mackerel shark.

Porcelain (n.) Purslain.

Porcelain (n.) A fine translucent or semitransculent kind of earthenware, made first in China and Japan, but now also in Europe and America; -- called also China, or China ware.

Porcupine (n.) Any Old Word rodent of the genus Hystrix, having the back covered with long, sharp, erectile spines or quills, sometimes a foot long. The common species of Europe and Asia (Hystrix cristata) is the best known.

Porcupine (n.) Any species of Erethizon and related genera, native of America. They are related to the true porcupines, but have shorter spines, and are arboreal in their habits. The Canada porcupine (Erethizon dorsatus) is a well known species.

Poreblind (a.) Nearsighted; shortsighted; purblind.

Poriferan (n.) One of the Polifera.

Porporino (n.) A composition of quicksilver, tin, and sulphur, forming a yellow powder, sometimes used by mediaeval artists, for the sake of economy, instead of gold.

Porringer (n.) A porridge dish; esp., a bowl or cup from which children eat or are fed; as, a silver porringer.

Portative (a.) Portable.

Portative (a.) Capable of holding up or carrying; as, the portative force of a magnet, of atmospheric pressure, or of capillarity.

Portcluse (n.) A portcullis.

Portended (imp. & p. p.) of Portend

Porterage (n.) The work of a porter; the occupation of a carrier or of a doorkeeper.

Porterage (n.) Money charged or paid for the carriage of burdens or parcels by a porter.

Porteress (n.) See Portress.

Portfolio (n.) A portable case for holding loose papers, prints, drawings, etc.

Portfolio (n.) Hence: The office and functions of a minister of state or member of the cabinet; as, to receive the portfolio of war; to resign the portfolio.

Portglave (n.) A sword bearer.

Portgreve () Alt. of Portgrave

Portgrave () In old English law, the chief magistrate of a port or maritime town.; a portreeve.

Porticoes (pl. ) of Portico

Porticoed (a.) Furnished with a portico.

Portingal (a.) Of or pertaining to Portugal; Portuguese.

Portingal (n.) A Portuguese.

Portioned (imp. & p. p.) of Portion

Portioner (n.) One who portions.

Portioner (n.) See Portionist, 2.

portrayed (imp. & p. p.) of Portray

Portrayal (n.) The act or process of portraying; description; de

Portrayer (n.) One who portrays.

Portreeve (n.) A port warden.

Portulaca (n.) A genus of polypetalous plants; also, any plant of the genus.

Posologic (a.) Alt. of Posological

Pospolite (n.) A kind of militia in Poland, consisting of the gentry, which, in case of invasion, was summoned to the defense of the country.

Possessed (imp. & p. p.) of Possess

Possessor (n.) One who possesses; one who occupies, holds, owns, or controls; one who has actual participation or enjoyment, generally of that which is desirable; a proprietor.

Posseting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Posset

Postaxial (a.) Situated behind any transverse axis in the body of an animal; caudal; posterior; especially, behind, or on the caudal or posterior (that is, ulnar or fibular) side of, the axis of a vertebrate limb.

Postcavae (pl. ) of Postcava

Postcornu (n.) The posterior horn of each lateral ventricle of the brain.

Postdated (imp. & p. p.) of Postdate

Postentry (n.) A second or subsequent, at the customhouse, of goods which had been omitted by mistake.

Postentry (n.) An additional or subsequent entry.

Posterior (a.) Later in time; hence, later in the order of proceeding or moving; coming after; -- opposed to prior.

Posterior (a.) Situated behind; hinder; -- opposed to anterior.

Posterior (a.) At or toward the caudal extremity; caudal; -- in human anatomy often used for dorsal.

Posterior (a.) On the side next the axis of inflorescence; -- said of an axillary flower.

Posterity (n.) The race that proceeds from a progenitor; offspring to the furthest generation; the aggregate number of persons who are descended from an ancestor of a generation; descendants; -- contrasted with ancestry; as, the posterity of Abraham.

Posterity (n.) Succeeding generations; future times.

Postexist (v. i.) To exist after; to live subsequently.

Post-fine (n.) A duty paid to the king by the cognizee in a fine of lands, when the same was fully passed; -- called also the king's silver.

Postfixes (pl. ) of Postfix

Postfurca (n.) One of the internal thoracic processes of the sternum of an insect.

Posthaste (n.) Haste or speed in traveling, like that of a post or courier.

Posthaste (adv.) With speed or expedition; as, he traveled posthaste; to send posthaste.

Posthouse (n.) A house established for the convenience of the post, where relays of horses can be obtained.

Posthouse (n.) A house for distributing the malls; a post office.

Posthumed (a.) Posthumous.

Postilled () of Postil

Postiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Postil

Postilion (n.) One who rides and guides the first pair of horses of a coach or post chaise; also, one who rides one of the horses when one pair only is used.

Postnares (n. pl.) The posterior nares. See Nares.

Postnatal (a.) After birth; subsequent to birth; as, postnatal infanticide; postnatal diseases.

Post note () A note issued by a bank, payable at some future specified time, as distinguished from a note payable on demand.

Post-obit () Alt. of Post-obit bond

Postponed (imp. & p. p.) of Postpone

Postponer (n.) One who postpones.

Postposed (imp. & p. p.) of Postpose

Postposit (v. t.) To postpone.

Postrider (n.) One who rides over a post road to carry the mails.

Postulant (n.) One who makes a request or demand; hence, a candidate.

Postulate (n.) Something demanded or asserted; especially, a position or supposition assumed without proof, or one which is cons

Postulate (n.) The enunciation of a self-evident problem, in distinction from an axiom, which is the enunciation of a self-evident theorem.

Postulate (a.) Postulated.

Postulate (v. t.) To beg, or assume without proof; as, to postulate conclusions.

Postulate (v. t.) To take without express consent; to assume.

Postulate (v. t.) To invite earnestly; to solicit.

Postulata (pl. ) of Postulatum

Postumous (a.) See Posthumous.

Posturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Posture

Pottassic (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, potassium.

Potassium (n.) An Alkali element, occurring abundantly but always combined, as in the chloride, sulphate, carbonate, or silicate, in the minerals sylvite, kainite, orthoclase, muscovite, etc. Atomic weight 39.0. Symbol K (Kalium).

Pot-belly (n.) A protuberant belly.

Potboiler (n.) A term applied derisively to any literary or artistic work, and esp. a painting, done simply for money and the means of living.

Potentacy (n.) Sovereignty.

Potentate (a.) One who is potent; one who possesses great power or sway; a prince, sovereign, or monarch.

Potential (a.) Being potent; endowed with energy adequate to a result; efficacious; influential.

Potential (a.) Existing in possibility, not in actuality.

Potential (n.) Anything that may be possible; a possibility; potentially.

Potential (n.) In the theory of gravitation, or of other forces acting in space, a function of the rectangular coordinates which determine the position of a point, such that its differential coefficients with respect to the coordinates are equal to the components of the force at the point considered; -- also called potential function, or force function. It is called also Newtonian potential when the force is directed to a fixed center and is inversely as the square of the distance from the cen

Potential (n.) The energy of an electrical charge measured by its power to do work; hence, the degree of electrification as referred to some standard, as that of the earth; electro-motive force.

Potentize (v. t.) To render the latent power of (anything) available.

Potestate (n.) A chief ruler; a potentate. [Obs.] Wyclif.

Pothecary (n.) An apothecary.

Pothering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pother

Potpourri (n.) A medley or mixture.

Potpourri (n.) A ragout composed of different sorts of meats, vegetables, etc., cooked together.

Potpourri (n.) A jar or packet of flower leaves, perfumes, and spices, used to scent a room.

Potpourri (n.) A piece of music made up of different airs strung together; a medley.

Potpourri (n.) A literary production composed of parts brought together without order or bond of connection.

Pottering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Potter

Potteries (pl. ) of Pottery

Poudrette (n.) A manure made from night soil, dried and mixed with charcoal, gypsum, etc.

Pouldavis (n.) Same as Poledavy.

Poulterer (n.) One who deals in poultry.

Poulticed (imp. & p. p.) of Poultice

Poundcake (n.) A kind of rich, sweet cake; -- so called from the ingredients being used by pounds, or in equal quantities.

Poundrate (n.) A rate or proportion estimated at a certain amount for each pound; poundage.

Pourparty (n.) A division; a divided share.

Pourpoint (n.) A quilted military doublet or gambeson worn in the 14th and 15th centuries; also, a name for the doublet of the 16th and 17th centuries worn by civilians.

Poussette (n.) A movement, or part of a figure, in the contradance.

Poussette (v. i.) To perform a certain movement in a dance.

Poutingly (adv.) In a pouting, or a sullen, manner.

Powdering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Powder

Powdering () a. & n. from Powder, v. t.

Powerable (a.) Capable of being effected or accomplished by the application of power; possible.

Powerable (a.) Capable of exerting power; powerful.

Powerless (a.) Destitute of power, force, or energy; weak; impotent; not able to produce any effect.

Poy nette (n.) A bodkin.

Pozzolana (n.) Volcanic ashes from Pozzuoli, in Italy, used in the manufacture of a kind of mortar which hardens under water.

Roadmaker (n.) One who makes roads.

Roadstead (n.) An anchorage off shore. Same as Road, 4.

Roaringly (adv.) In a roaring manner.

Robberies (pl. ) of Robbery

Roboreous (a.) Made of oak.

Rocambole (n.) A name of Allium Scorodoprasum and A. Ascalonium, two kinds of garlic, the latter of which is also called shallot.

Roccellic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a dibasic acid of the oxalic series found in archil (Roccella tinctoria, etc.), and other lichens, and extracted as a white crystal

Roccellin (n.) A red dyestuff, used as a substitute for cochineal, archil, etc. It consists of the sodium salt of a complex azo derivative of naphtol.

Rochelime (n.) Lime in the lump after it is burned; quicklime.

Rocketing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rocket

Rockiness (n.) The state or quality of being rocky.

Rogueship (n.) The quality or state of being a rogue.

Roisterer (n.) A blustering, turbulent fellow.

Roisterly (a.) Blustering; violent.

Roisterly (adv.) In a roistering manner.

Rokambole (n.) See Rocambole.

Rollicked (imp. & p. p.) of Rollic

Roly-poly (n. & a.) Rolly-poly.

Romancing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Romance

Romancist (n.) A romancer.

Romanized (imp. & p. p.) of Romanize

Romanizer (n.) One who Romanizes.

Rome scot () See Peter pence, under Peter.

Rompingly (adv.) In a romping manner.

Rookeries (pl. ) of Rookery

Roominess (n.) The quality or state of being roomy; spaciousness; as, the roominess of a hall.

Roosa oil () The East Indian name for grass oil. See under Grass.

Roostcock (n.) The male of the domestic fowl; a cock.

Rootstock (n.) A perennial underground stem, producing leafly s/ems or flower stems from year to year; a rhizome.

Rope-yarn (n.) the yarn or thread of any stuff of which the strands of a rope are made.

Rosaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Rosaceae) of which the rose is the type. It includes also the plums and cherries, meadowsweet, brambles, the strawberry, the hawthorn, applies, pears, service trees, and quinces.

Rosaceous (a.) Like a rose in shape or appearance; as, a rosaceous corolla.

Rosaceous (a.) Of a pure purpish pink color.

Rosefinch (n.) Any one of numerous species of Asiatic finches of the genera Carpodacus, and Propasser, and allied genera, in which the male is more or less colored with rose red.

Rose-pink (a.) Having a pink color like that of the rose, or like the pigment called rose pink. See Rose pink, under Rose.

Rose-pink (a.) Disposed to clothe everything with roseate hues; hence, sentimental.

Rose-rial (n.) A name of several English gold coins struck in different reigns and having having different values; a rose noble.

Rosinweed (n.) The compass plant. See under Compass.

Rosinweed (n.) A name given in California to various composite plants which secrete resins or have a resinous smell.

Rosmarine (n.) Dew from the sea; sea dew.

Rosmarine (n.) Rosemary.

Rosmarine (n.) A fabulous sea animal which was reported to climb by means of its teeth to the tops of rocks to feed upon the dew.

Rostellar (a.) Pertaining to a rostellum.

Rostellum (n.) A small beaklike process or extension of some part; a small rostrum; as, the rostellum of the stigma of violets, or of the operculum of many mosses; the rostellum on the head of a tapeworm.

Rostrated (a.) Having a process resembling the beak of a bird; beaked; rostellate.

Rostrated (a.) Furnished or adorned with beaks; as, rostrated galleys.

Rostrulum (n.) A little rostrum, or beak, as of an insect.

Rotascope (n.) Same as Gyroscope, 1.

Rotatoria (n. pl.) Same as Rotifera.

Rotundate (a.) Rounded; especially, rounded at the end or ends, or at the corners.

Rotundity (n.) The state or quality of being rotu/; roundness; sphericity; circularity.

Rotundity (n.) Hence, completeness; entirety; roundness.

Roughcast (v. t.) To form in its first rudiments, without revision, correction, or polish.

Roughcast (v. t.) To mold without nicety or elegance; to form with asperities and inequalities.

Roughcast (v. t.) To plaster with a mixture of lime and shells or pebbles; as, to roughcast a building.

Roughcast (n.) A rude model; the rudimentary, unfinished form of a thing.

Roughcast (n.) A kind of plastering made of lime, with a mixture of shells or pebbles, used for covering buildings.

Roughdraw (v. t.) To draw or de

Roughened (imp. & p. p.) of Roughen

Roughhead (n.) The redfin.

Roughhewn (a.) Hewn coarsely without smoothing; unfinished; not polished.

Roughhewn (a.) Of coarse manners; rude; uncultivated; rough-grained.

Roughings (n. pl.) Rowen.

Roughness (n.) The quality or state of being rough.

Roughshod (a.) Shod with shoes armed with points or calks; as, a roughshod horse.

Roughtail (n.) Any species of small ground snakes of the family Uropeltidae; -- so called from their rough tails.

Roughwork (v. t.) To work over coarsely, without regard to nicety, smoothness, or finish.

Rounceval (a.) Large; strong; -- from the gigantic bones shown at Roncesvalles, and alleged to be those of old heroes.

Rounceval (n.) A giant; anything large; a kind of pea called also marrowfat.

Round-arm (a.) Applied to the method delivering the ball in bowling, by swinging the arm horizontally.

Roundelay (n.) See Rondeau, and Rondel.

Roundelay (n.) A tune in which a simple strain is often repeated; a simple rural strain which is short and lively.

Roundelay (n.) A dance in a circle.

Roundelay (n.) Anything having a round form; a roundel.

Roundfish (n.) Any ordinary market fish, exclusive of flounders, sole, halibut, and other flatfishes.

Roundfish (n.) A lake whitefish (Coregonus quadrilateralis), less compressed than the common species. It is very abundant in British America and Alaska.

Roundhead (n.) A nickname for a Puritan. See Roundheads, the, in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.

Roundness (n.) The quality or state of being round in shape; as, the roundness of the globe, of the orb of the sun, of a ball, of a bowl, a column, etc.

Roundness (n.) Fullness; smoothness of flow; as, the roundness of a period; the roundness of a note; roundness of tone.

Roundness (n.) Openess; plainess; boldness; positiveness; as, the roundness of an assertion.

Roundsmen (pl. ) of Roundsman

Roundsman (n.) A patrolman; also, a policeman who acts as an inspector over the rounds of the patrolmen.

Roundworm (n.) A nematoid worm.

Rousingly (adv.) In a rousing manner.

Roussette (n.) A fruit bat, especially the large species (Pieropus vulgaris) inhabiting the islands of the Indian ocean. It measures about a yard across the expanded wings.

Roussette (n.) Any small shark of the genus Scyllium; -- called also dogfish. See Dogfish.

Routinary (a.) Involving, or pertaining to, routine; ordinary; customary.

Routinism (n.) the practice of doing things with undiscriminating, mechanical regularity.

Routinist (n.) One who habituated to a routine.

Routously (adv.) With that violation of law called a rout. See 5th Rout, 4.

Rowelling () of Rowel

Royalties (pl. ) of Royalty

Roysterer (n.) same as Roister, Roisterer.

Soapiness (n.) Quality or state of being soapy.

Soapstone (n.) See Steatite, and Talc.

Soberness (n.) The quality or state of being sober.

Sobriquet (n.) An assumed name; a fanciful epithet or appellation; a nickname.

So-called (a.) So named; called by such a name (but perhaps called thus with doubtful propriety).

SSociable (a.) Capable of being, or fit to be, united in one body or company; associable.

SSociable (a.) Inc

SSociable (a.) Ready to converse; inc

SSociable (a.) Affording opportunites for conversation; characterized by much conversation; as, a sociable party.

SSociable (a.) No longer hostile; friendly.

Socialism (n.) A theory or system of social reform which contemplates a complete reconstruction of society, with a more just and equitable distribution of property and labor. In popular usage, the term is often employed to indicate any lawless, revolutionary social scheme. See Communism, Fourierism, Saint-Simonianism, forms of socialism.

Socialist (n.) One who advocates or practices the doctrines of socialism.

Socialist (a.) Alt. of Socialistic

Sociality (n.) The quality of being social; socialness.

Socialize (v. t.) To render social.

Socialize (v. t.) To subject to, or regulate by, socialism.

Societary (a.) Societarian.

Societies (pl. ) of Society

Sociology (n.) That branch of philosophy which treats of the constitution, phenomena, and development of human society; social science.

Socotrine (a.) Of or pertaining to Socotra, an island in the Indian Ocean, on the east coast of Africa.

Socotrine (n.) A native or inhabitant of Socotra.

Socratism (n.) The philosophy or the method of Socrates.

Socratist (n.) A disciple or follower of Socrates.

Softening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Soften

Softening () a. & n. from Soften, v.

Sogginess (n.) The quality or state of being soggy; soddenness; wetness.


Sojourned (imp. & p. p.) of Sojourn

Sojourner (n.) One who sojourns.

Sokemanry (n.) See Socmanry.

Solacious (a.) Affording solace; as, a solacious voice.

Solarized (imp. & p. p.) of Solarize

Soldanrie (n.) The country ruled by a soldan, or sultan.

Soldering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Solder

Soldering () a. & n. from Solder, v. t.

Soldierly (a.) Like or becoming a real soldier; brave; martial; heroic; honorable; soldierlike.

Solemness (n.) Solemnness.

Solemnity (n.) A rite or ceremony performed with religious reverence; religious or ritual ceremony; as, the solemnity of a funeral, a sacrament.

Solemnity (n.) ceremony adapted to impress with awe.

Solemnity (n.) Ceremoniousness; impressiveness; seriousness; grave earnestness; formal dignity; gravity.

Solemnity (n.) Hence, affected gravity or seriousness.

Solemnity (n.) Solemn state or feeling; awe or reverence; also, that which produces such a feeling; as, the solemnity of an audience; the solemnity of Westminster Abbey.

Solemnity (n.) A solemn or formal observance; proceeding according to due form; the formality which is necessary to render a thing done valid.

Solemnize (v. t.) To perform with solemn or ritual ceremonies, or according to legal forms.

Solemnize (v. t.) To dignify or honor by ceremonies; to celebrate.

Solemnize (v. t.) To make grave, serious, and reverential.

Solemnize (n.) Solemnization.

Solenette (n.) A small European sole (Solea minuta).

Solenodon (n.) Either one of two species of singular West Indian insectivores, allied to the tenrec. One species (Solendon paradoxus), native of St. Domingo, is called also agouta; the other (S. Cubanus), found in Cuba, is called almique.

Soleplate (n.) A bedplate; as, the soleplate of a steam engine.

Soleplate (n.) The plate forming the back of a waterwheel bucket.

Sol-faing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sol-fa

Solfatara (n.) A volcanic area or vent which yields only sulphur vapors, steam, and the like. It represents the stages of the volcanic activity.

Solfeggio (n.) The system of arranging the scale by the names do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, si, by which singing is taught; a singing exercise upon these syllables.

Solferino (n.) A brilliant deep pink color with a purplish tinge, one of the dyes derived from ani

Solicited (imp. & p. p.) of Solicit

Solicitor (n.) One who solicits.

Solicitor (n.) An attorney or advocate; one who represents another in court; -- formerly, in English practice, the professional designation of a person admitted to practice in a court of chancery or equity. See the Note under Attorney.

Solicitor (n.) The law officer of a city, town, department, or government; as, the city solicitor; the solicitor of the treasury.

Solidness (n.) State or quality of being solid; firmness; compactness; solidity, as of material bodies.

Solidness (n.) Soundness; strength; truth; validity, as of arguments, reasons, principles, and the like.

Solifugae (n. pl.) A division of arachnids having large, powerful fangs and a segmented abdomen; -- called also Solpugidea, and Solpugides.

Soliloquy (n.) The act of talking to one's self; a discourse made by one in solitude to one's self; monologue.

Soliloquy (n.) A written composition, reciting what it is supposed a person says to himself.

Solipsism (n.) Egotism.

Solipsism (n.) Egoism.

Solitaire (n.) A person who lives in solitude; a recluse; a hermit.

Solitaire (n.) A single diamond in a setting; also, sometimes, a precious stone of any kind set alone.

Solitaire (n.) A game which one person can play alone; -- applied to many games of cards, etc.; also, to a game played on a board with pegs or balls, in which the object is, beginning with all the places filled except one, to remove all but one of the pieces by "jumping," as in draughts.

Solitaire (n.) A large extinct bird (Pezophaps solitaria) which formerly inhabited the islands of Mauritius and Rodrigeuz. It was larger and taller than the wild turkey. Its wings were too small for flight. Called also solitary.

Solitaire (n.) Any species of American thrushlike birds of the genus Myadestes. They are noted their sweet songs and retiring habits. Called also fly-catching thrush. A West Indian species (Myadestes sibilans) is called the invisible bird.

Somatical (a.) Somatic.

Something (n.) Anything unknown, undetermined, or not specifically designated; a certain indefinite thing; an indeterminate or unknown event; an unspecified task, work, or thing.

Something (n.) A part; a portion, more or less; an indefinite quantity or degree; a little.

Something (n.) A person or thing importance.

Something (adv.) In some degree; somewhat; to some extent; at some distance.

Sometimes (adv.) Formerly; sometime.

Sometimes (adv.) At times; at intervals; now and then;occasionally.

Sometimes (a.) Former; sometime.

Somewhere (adv.) In some place unknown or not specified; in one place or another.

Somewhile (adv.) Once; for a time.

Sommerset (n.) See Somersault.

Somnolent (a.) Sleepy; drowsy; inc

Somnolism (n.) The somnolent state induced by animal magnetism.

Sommonour (n.) A summoner.

Songcraft (n.) The art of making songs or verse; metrical composition; versification.

Sonneteer (n.) A composer of sonnets, or small poems; a small poet; -- usually in contempt.

Sonneteer (v. i.) To compose sonnets.

Sonnetist (n.) A sonneter, or sonneteer.

Sonnetize (v. i.) To compose sonnets.

Sonometer (n.) An instrument for exhibiting the transverse vibrations of cords, and ascertaining the relations between musical notes. It consists of a cord stretched by weight along a box, and divided into different lengths at pleasure by a bridge, the place of which is determined by a scale on the face of the box.

Sonometer (n.) An instrument for testing the hearing capacity.

Sonorific (a.) Producing sound; as, the sonorific quality of a body.

Soofeeism () Same as Sufi, Sufism.

Sooterkin (n.) A kind of false birth, fabled to be produced by Dutch women from sitting over their stoves; also, an abortion, in a figurative sense; an abortive scheme.

Soothfast (a.) Firmly fixed in, or founded upon, the thruth; true; genuine; real; also, truthful; faithful.

Soothfast (adv.) Soothly; really; in fact.

Soothness (n.) Truth; reality.

Sootiness (n.) The quality or state of being sooty; fuliginousness.

Sophister (n.) A sophist. See Sophist.

Sophister (n.) A student who is advanced beyond the first year of his residence.

Sophister (v. t.) To maintain by sophistry, or by a fallacious argument.

Sophistic (a.) Alt. of Sophistical

Sophistry (n.) The art or process of reasoning; logic.

Sophistry (n.) The practice of a sophist; fallacious reasoning; reasoning sound in appearance only.

Sophomore (n.) One belonging to the second of the four classes in an American college, or one next above a freshman.

Soporific (a.) Causing sleep; tending to cause sleep; soporiferous; as, the soporific virtues of opium.

Soporific (n.) A medicine, drug, plant, or other agent that has the quality of inducing sleep; a narcotic.

Sopranist (n.) A treble singer.

Sopsavine (n.) See Sops of wine, under Sop.

Sorbition (n.) The act of drinking or sipping.

Sorbonist (n.) A doctor of the Sorbonne, or theological college, in the University of Paris, founded by Robert de Sorbon, a. d. 1252. It was suppressed in the Revolution of 1789.

Sorceress (n.) A female sorcerer.

Sorcering (n.) Act or practice of using sorcery.

Sorcerous (a.) Of or pertaining to sorcery.

Sorceries (pl. ) of Sorcery

Sorediate (a.) Sorediiferous.

Soritical (a.) Of or pertaining to a sorites; resembling a sorites.

Sorriness (n.) The quality or state of being sorry.

Sorrowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sorrow

Sorrowful (a.) Full of sorrow; exhibiting sorrow; sad; dejected; distressed.

Sorrowful (a.) Producing sorrow; exciting grief; mournful; lamentable; grievous; as, a sorrowful accident.

Sortilege (n.) The act or practice of drawing lots; divination by drawing lots.

Sortilegy (n.) Sortilege.

Sortition (n.) Selection or appointment by lot.

Sostenuto (a.) Sustained; -- applied to a movement or passage the sounds of which are to sustained to the utmost of the nominal value of the time; also, to a passage the tones of which are to be somewhat prolonged or protacted.

Soubahdar (n.) See Subahdar.

Soubrette (n.) A female servant or attendant; specifically, as a term of the theater, a lady's maid, in comedies, who acts the part of an intrigante; a meddlesome, mischievous female servant or young woman.

Soundable (a.) Capable of being sounded.

Soundless (a.) Not capable of being sounded or fathomed; unfathomable.

Soundless (a.) Having no sound; noiseless; silent.

Soundness (n.) The quality or state of being sound; as, the soundness of timber, of fruit, of the teeth, etc.; the soundness of reasoning or argument; soundness of faith.

Sourcrout (n.) See Sauerkraut.

Sourkrout (n.) Same as Sauerkraut.

Southdown (a.) Of or pertaining to the South Downs, a range of pasture hills south of the Thames, in England.

Southdown (n.) A Southdown sheep.

Southeast (n.) The point of the compass equally distant from the south and the east; the southeast part or region.

Southeast (a.) Of or pertaining to the southeast; proceeding toward, or coming from, the southeast; as, a southeast course; a southeast wind.

Southerly (a.) Southern.

Southmost (a.) Farthest toward the south; southernmost.

Southness (n.) A tendency in the end of a magnetic needle to point toward the south pole.

Southward (adv.) Alt. of Southwards

Southward (a.) Toward the south.

Southward (n.) The southern regions or countries; the south.

Southwest (n.) The point of the compass equally from the south and the west; the southwest part or region.

Southwest (a.) Pertaining to, or in the direction of, the southwest; proceeding toward the southwest; coming from the southwest; as, a southwest wind.

Sovereign (a.) Supreme or highest in power; superior to all others; chief; as, our sovereign prince.

Sovereign (a.) Independent of, and unlimited by, any other; possessing, or entitled to, original authority or jurisdiction; as, a sovereign state; a sovereign discretion.

Sovereign (a.) Princely; royal.

Sovereign (a.) Predominant; greatest; utmost; paramount.

Sovereign (a.) Efficacious in the highest degree; effectual; controlling; as, a sovereign remedy.

Sovereign (n.) The person, body, or state in which independent and supreme authority is vested; especially, in a monarchy, a king, queen, or emperor.

Sovereign (n.) A gold coin of Great Britain, on which an effigy of the head of the reigning king or queen is stamped, valued at one pound sterling, or about $4.86.

Sovereign (n.) Any butterfly of the tribe Nymphalidi, or genus Basilarchia, as the ursula and the viceroy.

Toadeater (n.) A fawning, obsequious parasite; a mean sycophant; a flatterer; a toady.

Toadstone (n.) A local name for the igneous rocks of Derbyshire, England; -- said by some to be derived from the German todter stein, meaning dead stone, that is, stone which contains no ores.

Toadstone (n.) Bufonite, formerly regarded as a precious stone, and worn as a jewel. See Bufonite.

Toadstool (n.) A name given to many umbrella-shaped fungi, mostly of the genus Agaricus. The species are almost numberless. They grow on decaying organic matter.

Tokenless (a.) Without a token.

Tolerable (a.) Capable of being borne or endured; supportable, either physically or mentally.

Tolerable (a.) Moderately good or agreeable; not contemptible; not very excellent or pleasing, but such as can be borne or received without disgust, resentment, or opposition; passable; as, a tolerable administration; a tolerable entertainment; a tolerable translation.

Tolerance (n.) The power or capacity of enduring; the act of enduring; endurance.

Tolerance (n.) The endurance of the presence or actions of objectionable persons, or of the expression of offensive opinions; toleration.

Tolerance (n.) The power possessed or acquired by some persons of bearing doses of medicine which in ordinary cases would prove injurious or fatal.

Tolerated (imp. & p. p.) of Tolerate

Tollbooth (n.) A place where goods are weighed to ascertain the duties or toll.

Tollbooth (n.) In Scotland, a burgh jail; hence, any prison, especially a town jail.

Tollbooth (v. t.) To imprison in a tollbooth.

Tolletane (a.) Of or pertaining to Toledo in Spain; made in Toledo.

Tollhouse (n.) A house occupied by a receiver of tolls.

Tolsester (n.) A toll or tribute of a sextary of ale, paid to the lords of some manors by their tenants, for liberty to brew and sell ale.

Toluidine (n.) Any one of three metameric amido derivatives of toluene analogous to ani

Toluylene (n.) Same as Stilbene.

Toluylene (n.) Sometimes, but less properly, tolylene.

Tombester (n.) A female dancer.

Tombstone (n.) A stone erected over a grave, to preserve the memory of the deceased.

Tomentose (a.) Covered with matted woolly hairs; as, a tomentose leaf; a tomentose leaf; a tomentose membrane.

Tonguelet (n.) A little tongue.

Tonnihood (n.) The female of the bullfinch; -- called also tonyhoop.

Tonometer (n.) An instrument for determining the rate of vibrations in tones.

Tonometer (n.) An apparatus for studying and registering the action of various fluids and drugs on the excised heart of lower animals.

Tonometer (n.) An instrument for measuring tension, esp. that of the eyeball.

Tonometry (n.) The act of measuring with a tonometer;

Tonometry (n.) measurement of tension, esp. the tension of the eyeball.

Tonophant (n.) A modification of the kaleidophon, for showing composition of acoustic vibrations. It consists of two thin slips of steel welded together, their length being adjystable by a screw socket.

Tonsorial (a.) Of or pertaining to a barber, or shaving.

Tool-post (n.) Alt. of Tool-stock

Tool-rest (n.) the part that supports a tool-post or a tool.

Toothache (n.) Pain in a tooth or in the teeth; odontalgia.

Toothback (n.) Any notodontian.

Toothbill (n.) A peculiar fruit-eating ground pigeon (Didunculus strigiostris) native of the Samoan Islands, and noted for its resemblance, in several characteristics, to the extinct dodo. Its beak is stout and strongly hooked, and the mandible has two or three strong teeth toward the end. Its color is chocolate red. Called also toothbilled pigeon, and manu-mea.

Toothless (a.) Having no teeth.

Toothpick (n.) A pointed instument for clearing the teeth of substances lodged between them.

Toothsome (a.) Grateful to the taste; palatable.

Toothwort (n.) A plant whose roots are fancied to resemble teeth, as certain plants of the genus Lathraea, and various species of Dentaria. See Coralwort.

Top-armor (n.) A top railing supported by stanchions and equipped with netting.

Top-block (n.) A large ironbound block strapped with a hook, and, when used, hung to an eyebolt in the cap, -- used in swaying and lowering the topmast.

Top-boots (n. pl.) High boots, having generally a band of some kind of light-colored leather around the upper part of the leg; riding boots.

Top-chain (n.) A chain for slinging the lower yards, in time of action, to prevent their falling, if the ropes by which they are hung are shot away.

Top-cloth (n.) A piece of canvas used to cover the hammocks which are lashed to the top in action to protect the topmen.

Top-drain (v. t.) To drain the surface of, as land; as, to top-drain a field or farm.

Top-dress (v. t.) To apply a surface dressing of manureto,as land.

Top-heavy (a.) Having the top or upper part too heavy for the lower part.

Topiarian (a.) Of or pertaining to the ornamental cutting and trimming of trees, hedges, etc.; practicing ornamental gardening.

Topically (adv.) In a topical manner; with application to, or limitation of, a particular place or topic.

Top-light (n.) A lantern or light on the top of a vessel.

Toppingly (adv.) In a topping or proud manner.

Toppingly (a.) Same as Topping, a., 3.

Top-proud (a.) Proud to the highest degree.

Top-shell (n.) Any one of numerous species of marine top-shaped shells of the genus Trochus, or family Trochidae.

Torchwood (n.) The inflammable wood of certain trees (Amyris balsamifera, A. Floridana, etc.); also, the trees themselves.

Torchwort (n.) The common mullein, the stalks of which, dipped in suet, anciently served for torches. Called also torch, and hig-taper.

tormented (imp. & p. p.) of Torment

Tormenter (n.) One who, or that which, torments; a tormentor.

Tormenter (n.) An executioner.

Tormentil (n.) A rosaceous herb (Potentilla Tormentilla), the root of which is used as a powerful astringent, and for alleviating gripes, or tormina, in diarrhea.

Tormentor (n.) One who, or that which, torments; one who inflicts penal anguish or tortures.

Tormentor (n.) An implement for reducing a stiff soil, resembling a harrow, but running upon wheels.

Tormentry (n.) Anything producing torment, annoyance, or pain.

Torminous (a.) Affected with tormina; griping.

Tornadoes (pl. ) of Tornado

Tornariae (pl. ) of Tornaria

Torpedoes (pl. ) of Torpedo

Torpidity (n.) Same as Torpidness.

Torpified (imp. & p. p.) of Torpify

Torpitude (n.) Torpidness.

torquated (a.) Having or wearing a torque, or neck chain.

Torrefied (imp. & p. p.) of Torrefy

Torridity (n.) Torridness.

Torsional (a.) Of or pertaining to torsion; resulting from torsion, or the force with which a thread or wire returns to a state of rest after having been twisted round its axis; as, torsional force.

Tortility (n.) The quality or state of being tortile, twisted, or wreathed.

Tortricid (a.) Of or pertaining to Tortix, or the family Tortricidae.

Tortulous (a.) Swelled out at intervals like a knotted cord.

Torturous (a.) Involving, or pertaining to, torture.

Toscatter (v. t.) To scatter in pieces; to divide.

Totalness (n.) The quality or state of being total; entireness; totality.

Totipalmi (n.pl.) A division of swimming birds including those that have totipalmate feet.

Tottering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Totter

Touchable (a.) Capable of being touched; tangible.

Touchback (n.) The act of touching the football down by a player behind his own goal

Touch-box (n.) A box containing lighted tinder, formerly carried by soldiers who used matchlocks, to kindle the match.

Touchdown (n.) The act of touching the football down behind the opponents' goal .

Touchhole (n.) The vent of a cannot or other firearm, by which fire is communicateed to the powder of the charge.

Touchwood (n.) Wood so decayed as to serve for tinder; spunk, or punk.

Touchwood (n.) Dried fungi used as tinder; especially, the Polyporus igniarius.

Toughened (imp. & p. p.) of Toughen

Toughness (n.) The quality or state of being tough.

Toupettit (n.) The crested titmouse.

Townhouse (n.) A building devoted to the public used of a town; a townhall.

Townsfolk (n.) The people of a town; especially, the inhabitants of a city, in distinction from country people; townspeople.

Townwards (adv.) Toward a town.

Toxodonta (n.pl.) An extinct order of Mammalia found in the South American Tertiary formation. The incisor teeth were long and curved and provided with a persistent pulp. They are supposed to be related both to the rodents and ungulates. Called also Toxodontia.

Vocalized (imp. & p. p.) of Vocalize

Vocalness (n.) The quality of being vocal; vocality.

Voiceless (a.) Having no voice, utterance, or vote; silent; mute; dumb.

Voiceless (a.) Not sounded with voice; as, a voiceless consonant; surd.

Voir dire () An oath administered to a witness, usually before being sworn in chief, requiring him to speak the truth, or make true answers in reference to matters inquired of, to ascertain his competency to give evidence.

Volacious (a.) Apt or fit to fly.

Volcanian (a.) Volcanic.

Volcanism (n.) Volcanic power or action; volcanicity.

Volcanist (n.) One versed in the history and phenomena of volcanoes.

Volcanist (n.) One who believes in the igneous, as opposed to the aqueous, origin of the rocks of the earth's crust; a vulcanist. Cf. Neptunist.

Volcanity (n.) The quality or state of being volcanic, or volcanic origin; volcanicity.

Volcanize (v. t.) To subject to, or cause to undergo, volcanic heat, and to be affected by its action.

Volcanoes (pl. ) of Volcano

Volitable (a.) Volatilizable.

Volitient (a.) Exercising the will; acting from choice; willing, or having power to will.

Volkslied (n.) A popular song, or national air.

Volleying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Volley

Voltatype (n.) An electrotype.

Voltigeur (n.) A tumbler; a leaper or vaulter.

Voltigeur (n.) One of a picked company of irregular riflemen in each regiment of the French infantry.

Voltmeter (n.) An instrument for measuring in volts the differences of potential between different points of an electrical circuit.

Volumeter (n.) An instrument for measuring the volumes of gases or liquids by introducing them into a vessel of known capacity.

Voluntary (v. t.) Proceeding from the will; produced in or by an act of choice.

Voluntary (v. t.) Unconstrained by the interference of another; unimpelled by the influence of another; not prompted or persuaded by another; done of his or its own accord; spontaneous; acting of one's self, or of itself; free.

Voluntary (v. t.) Done by design or intention; intentional; purposed; intended; not accidental; as, if a man kills another by lopping a tree, it is not voluntary manslaughter.

Voluntary (v. t.) Of or pertaining to the will; subject to, or regulated by, the will; as, the voluntary motions of an animal, such as the movements of the leg or arm (in distinction from involuntary motions, such as the movements of the heart); the voluntary muscle fibers, which are the agents in voluntary motion.

Voluntary (v. t.) Endowed with the power of willing; as, man is a voluntary agent.

Voluntary (v. t.) Free; without compulsion; according to the will, consent, or agreement, of a party; without consideration; gratuitous; without valuable consideration.

Voluntary (v. t.) Of or pertaining to voluntaryism; as, a voluntary church, in distinction from an established or state church.

Voluntary (n.) One who engages in any affair of his own free will; a volunteer.

Voluntary (n.) A piece played by a musician, often extemporarily, according to his fancy; specifically, an organ solo played before, during, or after divine service.

Voluntary (n.) One who advocates voluntaryism.

Volunteer (a.) One who enters into, or offers for, any service of his own free will.

Volunteer (a.) One who enters into service voluntarily, but who, when in service, is subject to discip

Volunteer (a.) A grantee in a voluntary conveyance; one to whom a conveyance is made without valuable consideration; a party, other than a wife or child of the grantor, to whom, or for whose benefit, a voluntary conveyance is made.

Volunteer (a.) Of or pertaining to a volunteer or volunteers; consisting of volunteers; voluntary; as, volunteer companies; volunteer advice.

Volunteer (v. t.) To offer or bestow voluntarily, or without solicitation or compulsion; as, to volunteer one's services.

Volunteer (v. i.) To enter into, or offer for, any service of one's own free will, without solicitation or compulsion; as, he volunteered in that undertaking.

Vomic nut () Same as Nux vomica.

Voodooism (n.) A degraded form of superstition and sorcery, said to include human sacrifices and cannibalism in some of its rites. It is prevalent among the negroes of Hayti, and to some extent in the United States, and is regarded as a relic of African barbarism.

Voracious (a.) Greedy in eating; very hungry; eager to devour or swallow; ravenous; gluttonous; edacious; rapacious; as, a voracious man or appetite; a voracious gulf or whirlpool.

Vorticose (a.) Vortical; whirling; as, a vorticose motion.

Vouchment (n.) A solemn assertion.

Vouchsafe (v. t.) To condescend to grant; to concede; to bestow.

Vouchsafe (v. t.) To receive or accept in condescension.

Vouchsafe (v. i.) To condescend; to deign; to yield; to descend or stoop.

Wofulness (n.) The quality or state of being woeful; misery; wretchedness.

Wolfberry (n.) An American shrub (Symphoricarpus occidentalis) which bears soft white berries.

Wolframic (a.) Of or pertaining to wolframium. See Tungstic.

Wolfsbane (n.) A poisonous plant (Aconitum Lycoctonum), a kind of monkshood; also, by extension, any plant or species of the genus Aconitum. See Aconite.

Wolverene (n.) Alt. of Wolverine

Wolverine (n.) The glutton.

Wolverine (n.) A nickname for an inhabitant of Michigan.

Womanhead (n.) Alt. of Womanhede

Womanhede (n.) Womanhood.

Womanhood (n.) The state of being a woman; the distinguishing character or qualities of a woman, or of womankind.

Womanhood (n.) Women, collectively; womankind.

Womankind (n.) The females of the human race; women, collectively.

Womanless (a.) Without a woman or women.

Womanlike (a.) Like a woman; womanly.

Wondering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wonder

Wonderful (a.) Adapted to excite wonder or admiration; surprising; strange; astonishing.

Wonderous (a.) Same as Wondrous.

Woodchuck (n.) A common large North American marmot (Arctomys monax). It is usually reddish brown, more or less grizzled with gray. It makes extensive burrows, and is often injurious to growing crops. Called also ground hog.

Woodchuck (n.) The yaffle, or green woodpecker.

Woodcraft (n.) Skill and practice in anything pertaining to the woods, especially in shooting, and other sports in the woods.

Woodnewer (n.) A woodpecker.

Woodhouse (n.) A house or shed in which wood is stored, and sheltered from the weather.

Woodiness (n.) The quality or state of being woody.

Wood-note (n.) A wild or natural note, as of a forest bird.

Wood-sare (n.) A kind of froth seen on herbs.

Wood-sere (n.) The time when there no sap in the trees; the winter season.

Woodstone (n.) A striped variety of hornstone, resembling wood in appearance.

Wood tick () Any one of several species of ticks of the genus Ixodes whose young cling to bushes, but quickly fasten themselves upon the bodies of any animal with which they come in contact. When they attach themselves to the human body they often produce troublesome sores. The common species of the Northern United States is Ixodes unipunctata.

Wood-wash (n.) Alt. of Wood-waxen

Wool-dyed (a.) Dyed before being made into cloth, in distinction from piece-dyed; ingrain.

Wool-hall (n.) A trade market in the woolen districts.

Woolstock (n.) A heavy wooden hammer for milling cloth.

Wordiness (n.) The quality or state of being wordy, or abounding with words; verboseness.

Workbench (n.) A bench on which work is performed, as in a carpenter's shop.

Workhouse (n.) A house where any manufacture is carried on; a workshop.

Workhouse (n.) A house in which idle and vicious persons are confined to labor.

Workhouse (n.) A house where the town poor are maintained at public expense, and provided with labor; a poorhouse.

Workmanly (a.) Becoming a skillful workman; skillful; well performed; workmanlike.

Workmanly (adv.) In a skillful manner; in a manner becoming a skillful workman.

Worktable (n.) A table for holding working materials and implements; esp., a small table with drawers and other conveniences for needlework, etc.

Workwomen (pl. ) of Workwoman

Workwoman (n.) A woman who performs any work; especially, a woman skilled in needlework.

Worldling () A person whose soul is set upon gaining temporal possessions; one devoted to this world and its enjoyments.

Worriment (n.) Trouble; anxiety; worry.

Worrisome (a.) Inc

Worshiped (imp. & p. p.) of Worship

Worshiper (n.) One who worships; one who pays divine honors to any being or thing; one who adores.

Worthless (a.) Destitute of worth; having no value, virtue, excellence, dignity, or the like; undeserving; valueless; useless; vile; mean; as, a worthless garment; a worthless ship; a worthless man or woman; a worthless magistrate.

Woundable (a.) Capable of being wounded; vulnerable.

Woundless (a.) Free from wound or hurt; exempt from being wounded; invulnerable.

Woundwort (n.) Any one of certain plants whose soft, downy leaves have been used for dressing wounds, as the kidney vetch, and several species of the labiate genus Stachys.

Yoke-toed (a.) Having two toes in front and two behind, as the trogons and woodpeckers.

Yorkshire (n.) A county in the north of England.

Youngling (n.) A young person; a youth; also, any animal in its early life.

Youngling (a.) Young; youthful.

Youngness (n.) The quality or state of being young.

Youngster (n.) A young person; a youngling; a lad.

Youngthly (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, youth; youthful.

Youthhood (n.) The quality or state of being a youth; the period of youth.

Youthsome (a.) Youthful.

Zoanthoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the Zoanthacea.

Zoocytium (n.) The common support, often branched, of certain species of social Infusoria.

Zoogamous (a.) Of or pertaining zoogamy.

Zoography (n.) A description of animals, their forms and habits.

Zoologist (n.) One who is well versed in zoology.

Zoologies (pl. ) of Zoology

Zoophagan (n.) A animal that feeds on animal food.

Zoophoric (a.) Bearing or supporting the figure of an animal; as, a zoophoric column.

Zoophytic (a.) Alt. of Zoophytical

Zoosporic (a.) Of or pertaining to zoospores; of the nature of zoospores.

Zootomist (n.) One who dissects animals, or is skilled in zootomy.

Zosterops (n.) A genus of birds that comprises the white-eyes. See White-eye.

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