9 letter words whose second letter is U

Auchenium (n.) The part of the neck nearest the back.

Audacious (a.) Daring; spirited; adventurous.

Audacious (a.) Contemning the restraints of law, religion, or decorum; bold in wickedness; presumptuous; impudent; insolent.

Audacious (a.) Committed with, or proceedings from, daring effrontery or contempt of law, morality, or decorum.

Audiphone (n.) An instrument which, placed against the teeth, conveys sound to the auditory nerve and enables the deaf to hear more or less distinctly; a dentiphone.

Auditress (n.) A female hearer.

Augmented (imp. & p. p.) of Augment

Augmenter (n.) One who, or that which, augments or increases anything.

Augurship (n.) The office, or period of office, of an augur.

Augustine (n.) Alt. of Augustinian

Auriculae (pl. ) of Auricula

Auriculas (pl. ) of Auricula

Auricular (a.) Of or pertaining to the ear, or to the sense of hearing; as, auricular nerves.

Auricular (a.) Told in the ear, i. e., told privately; as, auricular confession to the priest.

Auricular (a.) Recognized by the ear; known by the sense of hearing; as, auricular evidence.

Auricular (a.) Received by the ear; known by report.

Auricular (a.) Pertaining to the auricles of the heart.

Auriscalp (n.) An earpick.

Auriscope (n.) An instrument for examining the condition of the ear.

Auriscopy (n.) Examination of the ear by the aid of the auriscope.

Auspicate (a.) Auspicious.

Auspicate (v. t.) To foreshow; to foretoken.

Auspicate (v. t.) To give a favorable turn to in commencing; to inaugurate; -- a sense derived from the Roman practice of taking the auspicium, or inspection of birds, before undertaking any important business.

Auspicial (a.) Of or pertaining to auspices; auspicious.

Austerely (adv.) Severely; rigidly; sternly.

Austerity (n.) Sourness and harshness to the taste.

Austerity (n.) Severity of manners or life; extreme rigor or strictness; harsh discip

Austerity (n.) Plainness; freedom from adornment; severe simplicity.

Authentic (n.) Having a genuine original or authority, in opposition to that which is false, fictitious, counterfeit, or apocryphal; being what it purports to be; genuine; not of doubtful origin; real; as, an authentic paper or register.

Authentic (n.) Authoritative.

Authentic (n.) Of approved authority; true; trustworthy; credible; as, an authentic writer; an authentic portrait; authentic information.

Authentic (n.) Vested with all due formalities, and legally attested.

Authentic (n.) Having as immediate relation to the tonic, in distinction from plagal, which has a correspondent relation to the dominant in the octave below the tonic.

Authentic (n.) An original (book or document).

Authoress (n.) A female author.

Authorial (a.) Of or pertaining to an author.

Authorism (n.) Authorship.

Authority (n.) Legal or rightful power; a right to command or to act; power exercised buy a person in virtue of his office or trust; dominion; jurisdiction; authorization; as, the authority of a prince over subjects, and of parents over children; the authority of a court.

Authority (n.) Government; the persons or the body exercising power or command; as, the local authorities of the States; the military authorities.

Authority (n.) The power derived from opinion, respect, or esteem; influence of character, office, or station, or mental or moral superiority, and the like; claim to be believed or obeyed; as, an historian of no authority; a magistrate of great authority.

Authority (n.) That which, or one who, is claimed or appealed to in support of opinions, actions, measures, etc.

Authority (n.) Testimony; witness.

Authority (n.) A precedent; a decision of a court, an official declaration, or an opinion, saying, or statement worthy to be taken as a precedent.

Authority (n.) A book containing such a statement or opinion, or the author of the book.

Authority (n.) Justification; warrant.

Authorize (v. t.) To clothe with authority, warrant, or legal power; to give a right to act; to empower; as, to authorize commissioners to settle a boundary.

Authorize (v. t.) To make legal; to give legal sanction to; to legalize; as, to authorize a marriage.

Authorize (v. t.) To establish by authority, as by usage or public opinion; to sanction; as, idioms authorized by usage.

Authorize (v. t.) To sanction or confirm by the authority of some one; to warrant; as, to authorize a report.

Authorize (v. t.) To justify; to furnish a ground for.

Authotype (n.) A type or block containing a facsimile of an autograph.

Autoclave (n.) A kind of French stewpan with a steam-tight lid.

Autocracy (n.) Independent or self-derived power; absolute or controlling authority; supremacy.

Autocracy (n.) Supreme, uncontrolled, unlimited authority, or right of governing in a single person, as of an autocrat.

Autocracy (n.) Political independence or absolute sovereignty (of a state); autonomy.

Autocracy (n.) The action of the vital principle, or of the instinctive powers, toward the preservation of the individual; also, the vital principle.

Autograph (n.) That which is written with one's own hand; an original manuscript; a person's own signature or handwriting.

Autograph (a.) In one's own handwriting; as, an autograph letter; an autograph will.

Autolatry (n.) Self-worship.

Automatic (a.) Alt. of Automatical

Automaton (v. i.) Any thing or being regarded as having the power of spontaneous motion or action.

Automaton (v. i.) A self-moving machine, or one which has its motive power within itself; -- applied chiefly to machines which appear to imitate spontaneously the motions of living beings, such as men, birds, etc.

Autonomic (a.) Having the power of self-government; autonomous.

Autoomist (n.) One who advocates autonomy.

Autophagi (n. pl.) Birds which are able to run about and obtain their own food as soon as hatched.

Autophoby (n.) Fear of one's self; fear of being egotistical.

Autophony (n.) An auscultatory process, which consists in noting the tone of the observer's own voice, while he speaks, holding his head close to the patient's chest.

Auxiliary (a.) Conferring aid or help; helping; aiding; assisting; subsidiary; as auxiliary troops.

Auxiliary (n.) A helper; an assistant; a confederate in some action or enterprise.

Auxiliary (n.) Foreign troops in the service of a nation at war; (rarely in sing.), a member of the allied or subsidiary force.

Auxiliary (sing.) A verb which helps to form the voices, modes, and tenses of other verbs; -- called, also, an auxiliary verb; as, have, be, may, can, do, must, shall, and will, in English; etre and avoir, in French; avere and essere, in Italian; estar and haber, in Spanish.

Auxiliary (sing.) A quantity introduced for the purpose of simplifying or facilitating some operation, as in equations or trigonometrical formulae.

Buccaneer (n.) A robber upon the sea; a pirate; -- a term applied especially to the piratical adventurers who made depredations on the Spaniards in America in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Buccaneer (v. i.) To act the part of a buccaneer; to live as a piratical adventurer or sea robber.

Buccinoid (a.) Resembling the genus Buccinum, or pertaining to the Buccinidae, a family of marine univalve shells. See Whelk, and Prosobranchiata.

Bucentaur (n.) A fabulous monster, half ox, half man.

Bucentaur (n.) The state barge of Venice, used by the doge in the ceremony of espousing the Adriatic.

Buck bean () A plant (Menyanthes trifoliata) which grows in moist and boggy places, having racemes of white or reddish flowers and intensely bitter leaves, sometimes used in medicine; marsh trefoil; -- called also bog bean.

Buckboard (n.) A four-wheeled vehicle, having a long elastic board or frame resting on the bolsters or axletrees, and a seat or seats placed transversely upon it; -- called also buck wagon.

Buck-eyed (a.) Having bad or speckled eyes.

Buckhound (n.) A hound for hunting deer.

Buckstall (n.) A toil or net to take deer.

Buckthorn (n.) A genus (Rhamnus) of shrubs or trees. The shorter branches of some species terminate in long spines or thorns. See Rhamnus.

Bucktooth (n.) Any tooth that juts out.

Buckwheat (n.) A plant (Fagopyrum esculentum) of the Polygonum family, the seed of which is used for food.

Buckwheat (n.) The triangular seed used, when ground, for griddle cakes, etc.

Bucolical (a.) Bucolic.

Bucranium (n.) A sculptured ornament, representing an ox skull adorned with wreaths, etc.

Budgeness (n.) Sternness; severity.

Buffaloes (pl. ) of Buffalo

Buffeting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Buffet

Buffeting (n.) A striking with the hand.

Buffeting (n.) A succession of blows; continued violence, as of winds or waves; afflictions; adversity.

Buffoonly (a.) Low; vulgar.

Bugginess (a.) The state of being infested with bugs.

Bugleweed (n.) A plant of the Mint family and genus Lycopus; esp. L. Virginicus, which has mild narcotic and astringent properties, and is sometimes used as a remedy for hemorrhage.

Buglosses (pl. ) of Bugloss

Buhrstone (n.) A cellular, flinty rock, used for mill stones.

Bulkiness (n.) Greatness in bulk; size.

Bullantic (a.) Pertaining to, or used in, papal bulls.

Bullaries (pl. ) of Bullary

Bulldozed (imp. & p. p.) of Bulldoze

Bulldozer (n.) One who bulldozes.

Bullfaced (a.) Having a large face.

Bullfeast (n.) See Bullfight.

Bullfight (n.) Alt. of Bullfighting

Bullfinch (n.) A bird of the genus Pyrrhula and other related genera, especially the P. vulgaris / rubicilla, a bird of Europe allied to the grosbeak, having the breast, cheeks, and neck, red.

Bullition (v. i.) The action of boiling; boiling. [Obs.] See Ebullition.

Bullyrock (n.) A bully.

Bulwarked (imp. & p. p.) of Bulwark

Bumbeloes (pl. ) of Bumbelo

Bumblebee (n.) A large bee of the genus Bombus, sometimes called humblebee; -- so named from its sound.

Bumptious (a.) Self-conceited; forward; pushing.

Bunodonta (n. pl.) Alt. of Bunodonts

Bunodonts (n. pl.) A division of the herbivorous mammals including the hogs and hippopotami; -- so called because the teeth are tuberculated.

Burdelais (n.) A sort of grape.

Burdening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Burden

Burdenous (a.) Burdensome.

Burggrave (n.) Originally, one appointed to the command of a burg (fortress or castle); but the title afterward became hereditary, with a domain attached.

Burghbote (n.) A contribution toward the building or repairing of castles or walls for the defense of a city or town.

Burghmote (n.) A court or meeting of a burgh or borough; a borough court held three times yearly.

Burglarer (n.) A burglar.

Burlesque (a.) Tending to excite laughter or contempt by extravagant images, or by a contrast between the subject and the manner of treating it, as when a trifling subject is treated with mock gravity; jocular; ironical.

Burlesque (n.) Ludicrous representation; exaggerated parody; grotesque satire.

Burlesque (n.) An ironical or satirical composition intended to excite laughter, or to ridicule anything.

Burlesque (n.) A ludicrous imitation; a caricature; a travesty; a gross perversion.

Burlesque (v. t.) To ridicule, or to make ludicrous by grotesque representation in action or in language.

Burlesque (v. i.) To employ burlesque.


Burniebee (n.) The ladybird.

Burnished (imp. & p. p.) of Burnish

Burnisher (n.) One who burnishes.

Burnisher (n.) A tool with a hard, smooth, rounded end or surface, as of steel, ivory, or agate, used in smoothing or polishing by rubbing. It has a variety of forms adapted to special uses.

Burrowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Burrow

Burrstone (n.) See Buhrstone.

Bursiform (a.) Shaped like a purse.

Burstwort (n.) A plant (Herniaria glabra) supposed to be valuable for the cure of hernia or rupture.

Bushelage (n.) A duty payable on commodities by the bushel.

Bushelman (n.) A tailor's assistant for repairing garments; -- called also busheler.

Bushiness (n.) The condition or quality of being bushy.

Butchered (imp. & p. p.) of Butcher

Butcherly (a.) Like a butcher; without compunction; savage; bloody; inhuman; fell.

Butlerage (n.) A duty of two shillings on every tun of wine imported into England by merchant strangers; -- so called because paid to the king's butler for the king.

Buttering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Butter

Butterbur (n.) A broad-leaved plant (Petasites vulgaris) of the Composite family, said to have been used in England for wrapping up pats of butter.

Buttercup (n.) A plant of the genus Ranunculus, or crowfoot, particularly R. bulbosus, with bright yellow flowers; -- called also butterflower, golden cup, and kingcup. It is the cuckoobud of Shakespeare.

Butterfly (n.) A general name for the numerous species of diurnal Lepidoptera.

Butterine (n.) A substance prepared from animal fat with some other ingredients intermixed, as an imitation of butter.

Buttermen (pl. ) of Butterman

Butterman (n.) A man who makes or sells butter.

Butternut (n.) An American tree (Juglans cinerea) of the Walnut family, and its edible fruit; -- so called from the oil contained in the latter. Sometimes called oil nut and white walnut.

Butternut (n.) The nut of the Caryocar butyrosum and C. nuciferum, of S. America; -- called also Souari nut.

Butteries (pl. ) of Buttery

But-thorn (n.) The common European starfish (Asterias rubens).

Buttoning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Button

Butt weld () See Butt weld, under Butt.

Buzzardet (n.) A hawk resembling the buzzard, but with legs relatively longer.

Buzzingly (adv.) In a buzzing manner; with a buzzing sound.

Cubbyhole (n.) A snug or confined place.

Cubically (adv.) In a cubical method.

Cubicular (a.) Belonging to a chamber or bedroom.

Cuckolded (imp. & p. p.) of Cuckold

Cuckoldly (a.) Having the qualities of a cuckold; mean-spirited; sneaking.

Cuckoldom (n.) The state of a cuckold; cuckolds, collectively.

Cuckoldry (n.) The state of being a cuckold; the practice of making cuckolds.

Cuckoobud (n.) A species of Ranunculus (R. bulbosus); -- called also butterflower, buttercup, kingcup, goldcup.

Cucullate (a.) Alt. of Cucullated

Cucurbite (n.) A vessel or flask for distillation, used with, or forming part of, an alembic; a matrass; -- originally in the shape of a gourd, with a wide mouth. See Alembic.

Cudgelled () of Cudgel

Cudgeling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cudgel

Cuirasses (pl. ) of Cuirass

Cuirassed (a.) Wearing a cuirass.

Cuirassed (a.) Having a covering of bony plates, resembling a cuirass; -- said of certain fishes.

Cullender (n.) A strainer. See Colander.

Cullionly (a.) Mean; base.

Culminant (a.) Being vertical, or at the highest point of altitude; hence, predominant.

Culminate (v. i.) To reach its highest point of altitude; to come to the meridian; to be vertical or directly overhead.

Culminate (v. i.) To reach the highest point, as of rank, size, power, numbers, etc.

Culminate (a.) Growing upward, as distinguished from a lateral growth; -- applied to the growth of corals.

Culpatory (a.) Expressing blame; censuring; reprehensory; inculpating.

Cultivate (v. t.) To bestow attention, care, and labor upon, with a view to valuable returns; to till; to fertilize; as, to cultivate soil.

Cultivate (v. t.) To direct special attention to; to devote time and thought to; to foster; to cherish.

Cultivate (v. t.) To seek the society of; to court intimacy with.

Cultivate (v. t.) To improve by labor, care, or study; to impart culture to; to civilize; to refine.

Cultivate (v. t.) To raise or produce by tillage; to care for while growing; as, to cultivate corn or grass.

Cultrated (a.) Sharp-edged and pointed; shaped like a pruning knife, as the beak of certain birds.

Culturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Culture

Culturist (n.) A cultivator.

Culturist (n.) One who is an advocate of culture.

Culverkey (n.) A bunch of the keys or samaras of the ash tree.

Culverkey (n.) An English meadow plant, perhaps the columbine or the bluebell squill (Scilla nutans).

Cumbering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cumber

Cumbrance (n.) Encumbrance.

Cumulated (imp. & p. p.) of Cumulate

Cunctator (n.) One who delays or lingers.

Cuneiform (a.) Alt. of Cuniform

Cuneiform (n.) Alt. of Cuniform

Cunningly (adv.) In a cunning manner; with cunning.

Cupbearer (n.) One whose office it is to fill and hand the cups at an entertainment.

Cupbearer (n.) One of the attendants of a prince or noble, permanently charged with the performance of this office for his master.

Cupelling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cupel

Curb roof () A roof having a double slope, or composed, on each side, of two parts which have unequal inclination; a gambrel roof.

Curbstone (n.) A stone /et along a margin as a and protection, as along the edge of a sidewalk next the roadway; an edge stone.

Curculios (pl. ) of Curculio

Curdiness (n.) The state of being curdy.

Curialism (n.) The view or doctrine of the ultramontane party in the Latin Church.

Curialist (n.) One who belongs to the ultramontane party in the Latin Church.

Curiality (n.) The privileges, prerogatives, or retinue of a court.

Curiosity (n.) The state or quality or being curious; nicety; accuracy; exactness; elaboration.

Curiosity (n.) Disposition to inquire, investigate, or seek after knowledge; a desire to gratify the mind with new information or objects of interest; inquisitiveness.

Curiosity (n.) That which is curious, or fitted to excite or reward attention.

Curiously (adv.) In a curious manner.


Curlingly (adv.) With a curl, or curls.

Currently (adv.) In a current manner; generally; commonly; as, it is currently believed.

Curricula (pl. ) of Curriculum

Currycomb (n.) A kind of card or comb having rows of metallic teeth or serrated ridges, used in currying a horse.

Currycomb (v. t.) To comb with a currycomb.

Cursorary (a.) Cursory; hasty.

Cursorial (a.) Adapted to running or walking, and not to prehension; as, the limbs of the horse are cursorial. See Illust. of Aves.

Cursorial (a.) Of or pertaining to the Cursores.

Cursorily (adv.) In a running or hasty manner; carelessly.

Curstness (n.) Peevishness; malignity; frowardness; crabbedness; sur

Curtailed (imp. & p. p.) of Curtail

Curtailer (n.) One who curtails.

Curtained (imp. & p. p.) of Curtain

Curtal ax () Alt. of Curtelasse

Curtle ax () Alt. of Curtelasse

Curtation (n.) The interval by which the curtate distance of a planet is less than the true distance.

Curtesies (pl. ) of Curtesy

Curtilage (n.) A yard, courtyard, or piece of ground, included within the fence surrounding a dwelling house.

Curvation (n.) The act of bending or crooking.

Curvative (a.) Having the margins only a little curved; -- said of leaves.

Curvature (n.) The act of curving, or the state of being bent or curved; a curving or bending, normal or abnormal, as of a

Curvature (n.) The amount of degree of bending of a mathematical curve, or the tendency at any point to depart from a tangent drawn to the curve at that point.

Curveting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Curvet

Curviform (a.) Having a curved form.

Cushioned (imp. & p. p.) of Cushion

Cushionet (n.) A little cushion.

Cuspidate (v. t.) To make pointed or sharp.

Cuspidate (a.) Alt. of Cuspidated

Custodial (a.) Relating to custody or guardianship.

Custodian (n.) One who has care or custody, as of some public building; a keeper or superintendent.

Custodier (n.) A custodian.

Customary (a.) Agreeing with, or established by, custom; established by common usage; conventional; habitual.

Customary (a.) Holding or held by custom; as, customary tenants; customary service or estate.

Customary (n.) A book containing laws and usages, or customs; as, the Customary of the Normans.

Custumary (a.) See Customary.

Cutaneous (a.) Of pertaining to the skin; existing on, or affecting, the skin; as, a cutaneous disease; cutaneous absorption; cutaneous respiration.

Cuticular (a.) Pertaining to the cuticle, or external coat of the skin; epidermal.

Cutlasses (pl. ) of Cutlass

Cutthroat (n.) One who cuts throats; a murderer; an assassin.

Cutthroat (a.) Murderous; cruel; barbarous.

Cuttingly (adv.) In a cutting manner.

Dualistic (a.) Consisting of two; pertaining to dualism or duality.

Dubieties (pl. ) of Dubiety

Dubiosity (n.) The state of being doubtful; a doubtful statement or thing.

Dubiously (adv.) In a dubious manner.

Dubitable (a.) Liable to be doubted; uncertain.

Dubitancy (n.) Doubt; uncertainty.

Duboisine (n.) An alkaloid obtained from the leaves of an Australian tree (Duboisia myoporoides), and regarded as identical with hyoscyamine. It produces dilation of the pupil of the eye.

Ductility (n.) The property of a metal which allows it to be drawn into wires or filaments.

Ductility (n.) Tractableness; pliableness.

Dufrenite (n.) A mineral of a blackish green color, commonly massive or in nodules. It is a hydrous phosphate of iron.

Dulcamara (n.) A plant (Solanum Dulcamara). See Bittersweet, n., 3 (a).

Dulceness (n.) Sweetness.

Dulcified (a.) Sweetened; mollified.

Dulcified (imp. & p. p.) of Dulcify

Dulciness (n.) See Dulceness.

Dulcitude (n.) Sweetness.

Dulcorate (v. t.) To sweeten; to make less acrimonious.

Dull-eyed (a.) Having eyes wanting brightness, live

Dulocracy (n.) See Doulocracy.

Dumb-bell (n.) A weight, consisting of two spheres or spheroids, connected by a short bar for a handle; used (often in pairs) for gymnastic exercise.

Dumbledor (n.) A bumblebee; also, a cockchafer.

Dumpiness (n.) The state of being dumpy.

Duodecimo (a.) Having twelve leaves to a sheet; as, a duodecimo from, book, leaf, size, etc.

Duodecimo (n.) A book consisting of sheets each of which is folded into twelve leaves; hence, indicating, more or less definitely, a size of a book; -- usually written 12mo or 12!.

Duodenary (a.) Containing twelve; twelvefold; increasing by twelves; duodecimal.

Duplicate (a.) Double; twofold.

Duplicate (n.) That which exactly resembles or corresponds to something else; another, correspondent to the first; hence, a copy; a transcript; a counterpart.

Duplicate (n.) An original instrument repeated; a document which is the same as another in all essential particulars, and differing from a mere copy in having all the validity of an original.

Duplicate (v. t.) To double; to fold; to render double.

Duplicate (v. t.) To make a duplicate of (something); to make a copy or transcript of.

Duplicate (v. t.) To divide into two by natural growth or spontaneous action; as, infusoria duplicate themselves.

Duplicity (n.) Doubleness; a twofold state.

Duplicity (n.) Doubleness of heart or speech; insincerity; a sustained form of deception which consists in entertaining or pretending to entertain one of feelings, and acting as if influenced by another; bad faith.

Duplicity (n.) The use of two or more distinct allegations or answers, where one is sufficient.

Duplicity (n.) In indictments, the union of two incompatible offenses.

Durometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the degree of hardness; especially, an instrument for testing the relative hardness of steel rails and the like.

Duskiness (n.) The state of being dusky.

Dustbrush (n.) A brush of feathers, bristles, or hair, for removing dust from furniture.

Dustiness (n.) The state of being dusty.

Duumviral (a.) Of or belonging to the duumviri or the duumvirate.

Duykerbok (n.) A small South African antelope (Cephalous mergens); -- called also impoon, and deloo.

Eucairite (n.) A metallic mineral, a selenide of copper and silver; -- so called by Berzelius on account of its being found soon after the discovery of the metal selenium.

Eucharist (n.) The act of giving thanks; thanksgiving.

Eucharist (n.) The sacrament of the Lord's Supper; the solemn act of ceremony of commemorating the death of Christ, in the use of bread and wine, as the appointed emblems; the communion.

Euchloric (a.) Relating to, or consisting of, euchlorine; as, euchloric /.

Euchology (n.) A formulary of prayers; the book of offices in the Greek Church, containing the liturgy, sacraments, and forms of prayers.

Euchroite (n.) A mineral occurring in transparent emerald green crystals. It is hydrous arseniate of copper.

Euclidian (n.) Related to Euclid, or to the geometry of Euclid.

Eudialyte (n.) A mineral of a brownish red color and vitreous luster, consisting chiefly of the silicates of iron, zirconia, and lime.

Eugetinic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, eugenol; as, eugetic acid.

Euisopoda () A group which includes the typical Isopoda.

Eulogical (a.) Bestowing praise of eulogy; commendatory; eulogistic.

Eulogiums (pl. ) of Eulogium

Eulogized (imp. & p. p.) of Eulogize

Eumenides (n. pl.) A euphemistic name for the Furies of Erinyes.

Eunuchate (v. t.) To make a eunuch of; to castrate. as a man.

Eunuchism (n.) The state of being eunuch.

Euosmitte (n.) A fossil resin, so called from its strong, peculiar, pleasant odor.

Euphemism (n.) A figure in which a harts or indelicate word or expression is softened; a way of describing an offensive thing by an inoffensive expression; a mild name for something disagreeable.

Euphemize (v. t. & i.) To express by a euphemism, or in delicate language; to make use of euphemistic expressions.

Euphoniad (n.) An instrument in which are combined the characteristic tones of the organ and various other instruments.

Euphonism (n.) An agreeable combination of sounds; euphony.

Euphonium (n.) A bass instrument of the saxhorn family.

Euphonize (v. t.) To make euphonic.

Euphonous (n.) Euphonious.

Euphonies (pl. ) of Euphony

Euphorbia (n.) Spurge, or bastard spurge, a genus of plants of many species, mostly shrubby, herbaceous succulents, affording an acrid, milky juice. Some of them are armed with thorns. Most of them yield powerful emetic and cathartic products.

Euphotide (n.) A rock occurring in the Alps, consisting of saussurite and smaragdite; -- sometimes called gabbro.

Eupittone (n.) A yellow, crystal

Euplastic (a.) Having the capacity of becoming organizable in a high degree, as the matter forming the false

Euplastic (n.) Organizable substance by which the tissues of an animal body are renewed.

Euryalida (n. pl.) A tribe of Ophiuroidea, including the genera Euryale, Astrophyton, etc. They generally have the arms branched. See Astrophyton.

Euterpean (a.) Of or pertaining to Euterpe or to music.

Euthanasy (n.) Same as Euthanasia.

Eutychian (n.) A follower of Eutyches [5th century], who held that the divine and the human in the person of Christ were blended together as to constitute but one nature; a monophysite; -- opposed to Nestorian.

Euxanthic (a.) Having a yellow color; pertaining to, derived from, or resembling, euxanthin.

Euxanthin (n.) A yellow pigment imported from India and China. It has a strong odor, and is said to be obtained from the urine of herbivorous animals when fed on the mango. It consists if a magnesium salt of euxanthic acid. Called also puri, purree, and Indian yellow.

Fugacious (a.) Flying, or disposed to fly; fleeing away; lasting but a short time; volatile.

Fugacious (a.) Fleeting; lasting but a short time; -- applied particularly to organs or parts which are short-lived as compared with the life of the individual.

Fulciment (n.) A prop; a fulcrum.

Fulfilled (imp. & p. p.) of Fulfill

Fulfiller (n.) One who fulfills.

Fulgently (adv.) Dazzlingly; glitteringly.

Fulgidity (n.) Splendor; resplendence; effulgence.

Fulgurant (a.) Lightening.

Fulgurata (n.) A spectro-electric tube in which the decomposition of a liquid by the passage of an electric spark is observed.

Fulgurate (v. i.) To flash as lightning.

Fulgurite (n.) A vitrified sand tube produced by the striking of lightning on sand; a lightning tube; also, the portion of rock surface fused by a lightning discharge.

Full-butt (adv.) With direct and violentop position; with sudden collision.

Fulleries (pl. ) of Fullery

Fulminant (a.) Thundering; fulminating.

Fulminate (v. i.) To thunder; hence, to make a loud, sudden noise; to detonate; to explode with a violent report.

Fulminate (v. i.) To issue or send forth decrees or censures with the assumption of supreme authority; to thunder forth menaces.

Fulminate (v. t.) To cause to explode.

Fulminate (v. t.) To utter or send out with denunciations or censures; -- said especially of menaces or censures uttered by ecclesiastical authority.

Fulminate (v. i.) A salt of fulminic acid. See under Fulminic.

Fulminate (v. i.) A fulminating powder.

Fumacious (a.) Smoky; hence, fond of smoking; addicted to smoking tobacco.

Fumidness (n.) The state of being fumid; smokiness.

Fumigated (imp. & p. p.) of Fumigate

Fumigator (n.) One who, or that which, fumigates; an apparattus for fumigating.

Funambulo (n.) Alt. of Funambulus

Fundament (n.) Foundation.

Fundament (n.) The part of the body on which one sits; the buttocks; specifically (Anat.), the anus.

Funebrial (a.) Pertaining to a funeral or funerals; funeral; funereal.

Fungibles (n. pl.) Things which may be furnished or restored in kind, as distinguished from specific things; -- called also fungible things.

Fungibles (n. pl.) Movable goods which may be valued by weight or measure, in contradistinction from those which must be judged of individually.

Fungicide (n.) Anything that kills fungi.

Fungiform (a.) Shaped like a fungus or mushroom.

Fungology (n.) Mycology.

Fungosity (n.) The quality of that which is fungous; fungous excrescence.

Funicular (a.) Consisting of a small cord or fiber.

Funicular (a.) Dependent on the tension of a cord.

Funicular (a.) Pertaining to a funiculus; made up of, or resembling, a funiculus, or funiculi; as, a funicular ligament.

Funiculus (n.) A cord, baud, or bundle of fibers; esp., one of the small bundles of fibers, of which large nerves are made up; applied also to different bands of white matter in the brain and spinal cord.

Funiculus (n.) A short cord which connects the embryo of some myriapods with the amnion.

Funiculus (n.) In Bryozoa, an organ extending back from the stomach. See Bryozoa, and Phylactolema.

Furacious (a.) Given to theft; thievish.

Furbished (imp. & p. p.) of Furbish

Furbisher (n.) One who furbishes; esp., a sword cutler, who finishes sword blades and similar weapons.

Furcation (n.) A branching like a. fork.

Furfurine (n.) A white, crystal

Furfurous (a.) Made of bran; furfuraceous.

Furniment (n.) Furniture.

Furnished (imp. & p. p.) of Furnish

Furnisher (n.) One who supplies or fits out.

Furniture (v. t.) That with which anything is furnished or supplied; supplies; outfit; equipment.

Furniture (v. t.) Articles used for convenience or decoration in a house or apartment, as tables, chairs, bedsteads, sofas, carpets, curtains, pictures, vases, etc.

Furniture (v. t.) The necessary appendages to anything, as to a machine, a carriage, a ship, etc.

Furniture (v. t.) The masts and rigging of a ship.

Furniture (v. t.) The mountings of a gun.

Furniture (v. t.) Builders' hardware such as locks, door and window trimmings.

Furniture (v. t.) Pieces of wood or metal of a lesser height than the type, placed around the pages or other matter in a form, and, with the quoins, serving to secure the form in its place in the chase.

Furniture (v. t.) A mixed or compound stop in an organ; -- sometimes called mixture.

Furrowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Furrow

Furthered (imp. & p. p.) of Further

Fartherer (n.) One who furthers. or helps to advance; a promoter.

Furtively (adv.) Stealthily by theft.

Furzechat (n.) The whinchat; -- called also furzechuck.

Furzeling (n.) An English warbler (Melizophilus provincialis); -- called also furze wren, and Dartford warbler.

Fuscation (n.) A darkening; obscurity; obfuscation.

Fusel oil () A hot, acrid, oily liquid, accompanying many alcoholic liquors (as potato whisky, corn whisky, etc.), as an undesirable ingredient, and consisting of several of the higher alcohols and compound ethers, but particularly of amyl alcohol; hence, specifically applied to amyl alcohol.

Fusillade (n.) A simultaneous discharge of firearms.

Fusillade (v. t.) To shoot down of shoot at by a simultaneous discharge of firearms.

Fussiness (n.) The quality of being fussy.

Fustigate (v. t.) To cudgel.

Fustilugs (n.) A gross, fat, unwieldy person.

Futurable (a.) Capable of being future; possible to occur.

Guanidine (n.) A strongly alka

Guaranine (n.) An alkaloid extracted from guarana. Same as Caffeine.

Guarantee (n.) In law and common usage: A promise to answer for the payment of some debt, or the performance of some duty, in case of the failure of another person, who is, in the first instance, liable to such payment or performance; an engagement which secures or insures another against a contingency; a warranty; a security. Same as Guaranty.

Guarantee (n.) One who binds himself to see an undertaking of another performed; a guarantor.

Guarantee (n.) The person to whom a guaranty is made; -- the correlative of guarantor.

Guarantee (n.) In law and common usage: to undertake or engage for the payment of (a debt) or the performance of (a duty) by another person; to undertake to secure (a possession, right, claim, etc.) to another against a specified contingency, or at all avents; to give a guarantee concerning; to engage, assure, or secure as a thing that may be depended on; to warrant; as, to guarantee the execution of a treaty.

Guarantor (n.) One who makes or gives a guaranty; a warrantor; a surety.

Guarantor (n.) One who engages to secure another in any right or possession.

Guaranies (pl. ) of Guaranty

Guardable (v. t.) Capable of being guarded or protected.

Guardfish (n.) The garfish.

Guardless (a.) Without a guard or defense; unguarded.

Guardroom (n.) The room occupied by the guard during its term of duty; also, a room where prisoners are confined.

Guardship (n.) Care; protection.

Guardsmen (pl. ) of Guardsman

Guardsman (n.) One who guards; a guard.

Guardsman (n.) A member, either officer or private, of any military body called Guards.

Gubernate (v. t.) To govern.

Guerrilla (n.) An irregular mode of carrying on war, by the constant attacks of independent bands, adopted in the north of Spain during the Peninsular war.

Guerrilla (n.) One who carries on, or assists in carrying on, irregular warfare; especially, a member of an independent band engaged in predatory excursions in war time.

Guerrilla (a.) Pertaining to, or engaged in, warfare carried on irregularly and by independent bands; as, a guerrilla party; guerrilla warfare.

Guessable (a.) Capable of being guessed.

Guesswork (n.) Work performed, or results obtained, by guess; conjecture.

Guestwise (adv.) In the manner of a guest.

Guidebook (n.) A book of directions and information for travelers, tourists, etc.

Guideless (a.) Without a guide.

Guidepost (n.) A post at the fork of a road, with a guideboard on it, to direct travelers.

Guideress (n.) A female guide.

Guildable (a.) Liable to a tax.

Guildhall (n.) The hall where a guild or corporation usually assembles; a townhall.

Guileless (a.) Free from guile; artless.

Guillemet (n.) A quotation mark.

Guillemot (n.) One of several northern sea birds, allied to the auks. They have short legs, placed far back, and are expert divers and swimmers.

Guillevat (n.) A vat for fermenting liquors.

Guilloche (n.) An ornament in the form of two or more bands or strings twisted over each other in a continued series, leaving circular openings which are filled with round ornaments.

Guiltless (a.) Free from guilt; innocent.

Guiltless (a.) Without experience or trial; unacquainted (with).

Gulleting (n.) A system of excavating by means of gullets or channels.

Gummatous (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, gumma.

Gumminess (n.) The state or quality of being gummy; viscousness.

Gummosity (n.) Gumminess; a viscous or adhesive quality or nature.

Guncotton () See under Gun.

Gunocracy (n.) See Gyneocracy.

Gunpowder (n.) A black, granular, explosive substance, consisting of an intimate mechanical mixture of niter, charcoal, and sulphur. It is used in gunnery and blasting.

Gushingly (adv.) In a gushing manner; copiously.

Gushingly (adv.) Weakly; sentimentally; effusively.

Gustation (n.) The act of tasting.

Gustatory (a.) Pertaining to, or subservient to, the sense of taste; as, the gustatory nerve which supplies the front of the tongue.

Guttatrap (n.) The inspissated juice of a tree of the genus Artocarpus (A. incisa, or breadfruit tree), sometimes used in making birdlime, on account of its glutinous quality.

Guttering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gutter

Guttiform (a.) Drop-shaped, as a spot of color.

Guttulous (a.) In droplike form.

Gutturine (a.) Pertaining to the throat.

Gutturize (v. t.) To make in the throat; to gutturalize.

Huckaback (n.) A kind of

Hudsonian (a.) Of or pertaining to Hudson's Bay or to the Hudson River; as, the Hudsonian curlew.

Huffiness (n.) The state of being huffish; petulance; bad temper.

Huffingly (adv.) Blusteringly; arrogantly.

Huia bird () A New Zealand starling (Heteralocha acutirostris), remarkable for the great difference in the form and length of the bill in the two sexes, that of the male being sharp and straight, that of the female much longer and strongly curved.

Humanized (imp. & p. p.) of Humanize

Humanizer (n.) One who renders humane.

Humankind (n.) Mankind.

Humanness (n.) The quality or state of being human.

Humblebee (n.) The bumblebee.

Humblesse (n.) Humbleness; abasement; low obeisance.

Humbugged (imp. & p. p.) of Humbug

Humbugger (n.) One who humbugs.

Humectate (v. t.) To moisten; to wet.

Humectant (a.) Diluent.

Humectant (n.) A diluent drink or medicine.

Humective (a.) Tending to moisten.

Humidness (n.) Humidity.

Humiliant (a.) Humiliating; humbling.

Humiliate (v. t.) To reduce to a lower position in one's own eyes, or in the eyes of others; to humble; to mortify.

Humorless (a.) Destitute of humor.

Humorsome (a.) Moody; whimsical; capricious.

Humorsome (a.) Jocose; witty; humorous.

Hunchback (n.) A back with a hunch or hump; also, a hunchbacked person.

Hundreder (n.) An inhabitant or freeholder of a hundred.

Hundreder (n.) A person competent to serve on a jury, in an action for land in the hundred to which he belongs.

Hundreder (n.) One who has the jurisdiction of a hundred; and sometimes, a bailiff of a hundred.

Hundredth (a.) Coming last of a hundred successive individuals or units.

Hundredth (a.) Forming one of a hundred equal parts into which anything is divided; the tenth of a tenth.

Hundredth (n.) One of a hundred equal parts into which one whole is, or may be, divided; the quotient of a unit divided by a hundred.

Hungarian (a.) Of or pertaining to Hungary or to the people of Hungary.

Hungarian (n.) A native or one of the people of Hungary.

Hungering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hunger

Hunkerism (n.) Excessive conservatism; hostility to progress.

Hunterian (a.) Discovered or described by John Hunter, an English surgeon; as, the Hunterian chancre. See Chancre.

Hunt's-up (n.) A tune played on the horn very early in the morning to call out the hunters; hence, any arousing sound or call.

Hurdleing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hurdle

Hurricane (n.) A violent storm, characterized by extreme fury and sudden changes of the wind, and generally accompanied by rain, thunder, and lightning; -- especially prevalent in the East and West Indies. Also used figuratively.

Hurricano (n.) A waterspout; a hurricane.

Husbanded (imp. & p. p.) of Husband

Husbandly (a.) Frugal; thrifty.

Husbandry (n.) Care of domestic affairs; economy; domestic management; thrift.

Husbandry (n.) The business of a husbandman, comprehending the various branches of agriculture; farming.

Huskiness (n.) The state of being husky.

Huskiness (n.) Roughness of sound; harshness; hoarseness; as, huskiness of voice.

Huswifely (a.) Like a huswife; capable; economical; prudent.

Huswifely (adv.) In a huswifely manner.

Huswifery (n.) The business of a housewife; female domestic economy and skill.

Huttonian (a.) Relating to what is now called the Plutonic theory of the earth, first advanced by Dr. James Hutton.

Jucundity (n.) Pleasantness; agreeableness. See Jocundity.

Judaistic (a.) Of or pertaining to Judaism.

Judaizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Judaize

Judgeship (n.) The office of a judge.

Judicable (v. i.) Capable of being judged; capable of being tried or decided upon.

Judiciary (a.) Of or pertaining to courts of judicature, or legal tribunals; judicial; as, a judiciary proceeding.

Judiciary (n.) That branch of government in which judicial power is vested; the system of courts of justice in a country; the judges, taken collectively; as, an independent judiciary; the senate committee on the judiciary.

Judicious (a.) Of or relating to a court; judicial.

Judicious (a.) Directed or governed by sound judgment; having sound judgment; wise; prudent; sagacious; discreet.

Juglandin (n.) An extractive matter contained in the juice of the green shucks of the walnut (Juglans regia). It is used medicinally as an alterative, and also as a black hair dye.

Jugulated (imp. & p. p.) of Jugulate

Juiceless (a.) Lacking juice; dry.

Juiciness (n.) The state or quality of being juicy; succulence plants.

Julaceous (a.) Like an ament, or bearing aments; amentaceous.

Juneating (n.) A kind of early apple.

Juneberry (n.) The small applelike berry of American trees of genus Amelanchier; -- also called service berry.

Juneberry (n.) The shrub or tree which bears this fruit; -- also called shad bush, and had tree.

Juniority (n.) The state or quality of being junior.

Juniperin (n.) A yellow amorphous substance extracted from juniper berries.

Junkerism (n.) The principles of the aristocratic party in Prussia.

Junketing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Junket

Junketing (n.) A feast or entertainment; a revel.

Juramenta (pl. ) of Juramentum

Juridical (a.) Pertaining to a judge or to jurisprudence; acting in the distribution of justice; used in courts of law; according to law; legal; as, juridical law.

Justiciar (n.) Same as Justiciary.

Justicoat (n.) Formerly, a close coat or waistcoat with sleeves.

Justifier (n.) One who justifies; one who vindicates, supports, defends, or absolves.

Justified (imp. & p. p.) of Justify

Justinian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Institutes or laws of the Roman Justinian.

Jutlander (n.) A native or inhabitant of Jutland in Denmark.

Juxtapose (v. t.) To place in juxtaposition.

Kusimanse (n.) A carnivorous animal (Crossarchus obscurus) of tropical Africa. It its allied to the civets. Called also kusimansel, and mangue.

Lubricant (a.) Lubricating.

Lubricant (n.) That which lubricates; specifically, a substance, as oil, grease, plumbago, etc., used for reducing the friction of the working parts of machinery.

Lubricate (v. t.) To make smooth or slippery; as, mucilaginous and saponaceous remedies lubricate the parts to which they are applied.

Lubricate (v. t.) To apply a lubricant to, as oil or tallow.

Lubricity (n.) Smoothness; freedom from friction; also, property, which diminishes friction; as, the lubricity of oil.

Lubricity (n.) Slipperiness; instability; as, the lubricity of fortune.

Lubricity (n.) Lasciviousness; propensity to lewdness; lewdness; lechery; incontinency.

Lubricous (a.) Lubric.

Lucidness (n.) The quality of being lucid; lucidity.

Lucifrian (a.) Luciferian; satanic.

Lucimeter (n.) an instrument for measuring the intensity of light; a photometer.

Luckiness (n.) The state or quality of being lucky; as, the luckiness of a man or of an event.

Luckiness (n.) Good fortune; favorable issue or event.

Lucrative (a.) Yielding lucre; gainful; profitable; making increase of money or goods; as, a lucrative business or office.

Lucrative (a.) Greedy of gain.

Luctation (n.) Effort to overcome in contest; struggle; endeavor.

Lucubrate (n.) To study by candlelight or a lamp; to study by night.

Lucubrate (v. t.) To elaborate, perfect, or compose, by night study or by laborious endeavor.

Lucullite (n.) A variety of black limestone, often polished for ornamental purposes.

Ludicrous (a.) Adapted to excite laughter, without scorn or contempt; sportive.

Ludlamite (n.) A mineral occurring in small, green, transparent, monoclinic crystals. It is a hydrous phosphate of iron.

Ludwigite (n.) A borate of iron and magnesia, occurring in fibrous masses of a blackish green color.

Lullingly (adv.) In a lulling manner; soothingly.

Lumbering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lumber

Lumbering (n.) The business of cutting or getting timber or logs from the forest for lumber.

Lumbermen (pl. ) of Lumberman

Lumberman (n.) One who is engaged in lumbering as a business or employment.

Lumbrical (a.) Resembling a worm; as, the lumbrical muscles of the hands of the hands and feet.

Lumbrical (n.) A lumbrical muscle.

Lumbricus (n.) A genus of annelids, belonging to the Oligochaeta, and including the common earthworms. See Earthworm.

Lunisolar (a.) Resulting from the united action, or pertaining to the mutual relations, of the sun and moon.

Lunistice (n.) The farthest point of the moon's northing and southing, in its monthly revolution.

Lunitidal (a.) Pertaining to tidal movements dependent on the moon.

Lunulated (a.) Resembling a small crescent.

Lupulinic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, hops; specifically, designating an acid obtained by the decomposition of lupulin.

Lurcation (n.) Gluttony; gormandizing.


Lusorious (a.) Alt. of Lusory

Lustering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lustre

Lustering (n.) The act or process of imparting a luster, as to pottery.

Lustering (n.) The brightening of a metal in the crucible when it becomes pure, as in certain refining processes.

Lustihead (n.) See Lustihood.

Lustihood (n.) State of being lusty; vigor of body.

Lustiness (n.) State of being lusty; vigor; strength.

Lustrated (imp. & p. p.) of Lustrate

Lustrical (a.) Pertaining to, or used for, purification.

Lutarious (a.) Of, pertaining to, or like, mud; living in mud.

Lutescent (a.) Of a yellowish color.

Lutherism (n.) The doctrines taught by Luther or held by the Lutheran Church.

Lutulence (n.) The state or quality of being lutulent.

Luxuriant (a.) Exuberant in growth; rank; excessive; very abundant; as, a luxuriant growth of grass; luxuriant foliage.

Luxuriate (v. i.) To grow exuberantly; to grow to superfluous abundance.

Luxuriate (v. i.) To feed or live luxuriously; as, the herds luxuriate in the pastures.

Luxuriate (v. i.) To indulge with unrestrained delight and freedom; as, to luxuriate in description.

Luxuriety (n.) Luxuriance.

Luxurious (a.) Of or pertaining to luxury; ministering to luxury; supplied with the conditions of luxury; as, a luxurious life; a luxurious table; luxurious ease.

Mucinogen (n.) Same as Mucigen.

Muckender (n.) A handkerchief.

Muckiness (n.) The quality of being mucky.

Mucronate (a.) Alt. of Mucronated

Muddiness (n.) The condition or quality of being muddy; turbidness; foulness caused by mud, dirt, or sediment; as, the muddiness of a stream.

Muddiness (n.) Obscurity or confusion, as in treatment of a subject; intellectual dullness.

Mudsucker (n.) A woodcock.

Muffineer (n.) A dish for keeping muffins hot.

Mugginess (n.) The condition or quality of being muggy.

Mulattoes (pl. ) of Mulatto

Mulctuary (a.) Imposing a pecuniary penalty; consisting of, or paid as, a fine.

Mulierose (a.) Fond of woman.

Mullerian (a.) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Johannes Muller.

Multiflue (a.) Having many flues; as, a multiflue boiler. See Boiler.

Multifoil (n.) An ornamental foliation consisting of more than five divisions or foils.

Multifoil (a.) Having more than five divisions or foils.

Multifold (a.) Many times doubled; manifold; numerous.

Multiform (a.) Having many forms, shapes, or appearances.

Multiplex (a.) Manifold; multiple.

Multisect (a.) Divided into many similar segments; -- said of an insect or myriapod.

Multitude (n.) A great number of persons collected together; a numerous collection of persons; a crowd; an assembly.

Multitude (n.) A great number of persons or things, regarded collectively; as, the book will be read by a multitude of people; the multitude of stars; a multitude of cares.

Multitude (n.) The state of being many; numerousness.

Mummeries (pl. ) of Mummery

Mummichog (n.) Any one of several species of small American cyprinodont fishes of the genus Fundulus, and of allied genera; the killifishes; -- called also minnow.

Mummified (a.) Converted into a mummy or a mummylike substance; having the appearance of a mummy; withered.

Mummiform (a.) Having some resemblance to a mummy; -- in zoology, said of the pupae of certain insects.

Mummified (imp. & p. p.) of Mummify

Mummychog (n.) See Mummichog.

Mundanity (n.) World

Mundation (n.) The act of cleansing.

Mundatory (a.) Cleansing; having power to cleanse.

Mundungus (n.) A stinking tobacco.

Munnerary (a.) Having the nature of a gift.

Munnerate (v. t.) To remunerate.

Municipal (a.) Of or pertaining to a city or a corporation having the right of administering local government; as, municipal rights; municipal officers.

Municipal (a.) Of or pertaining to a state, kingdom, or nation.

Munjistin (n.) An orange-red coloring substance resembling alizarin, found in the root of an East Indian species of madder (Rubia munjista).

Muraenoid (a.) Alt. of Murenoid

Murdering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Murder

Murderess (n.) A woman who commits murder.

Murderous (a.) Of or pertaining to murder; characterized by, or causing, murder or bloodshed; having the purpose or quality of murder; bloody; sanguinary; as, the murderous king; murderous rapine; murderous intent; a murderous assault.

Muricated (a.) Formed with sharp points; full of sharp points or of pickles; covered, or roughened, as a surface, with sharp points or excrescences.

Murkiness (n.) The state of being murky.

Murmuring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Murmur

Murmuring (a. & n.) Uttering murmurs; making low sounds; complaining.

Murmurous (a.) Attended with murmurs; exciting murmurs or complaint; murmuring.

Murtherer (n.) A murderer.

Musaceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, plants of the genus Musa.

Muscadine (n.) A name given to several very different kinds of grapes, but in America used chiefly for the scuppernong, or southern fox grape, which is said to be the parent stock of the Catawba. See Grapevine.

Muscadine (n.) A fragrant and delicious pear.

Muscadine (n.) See Muscardin.

Muscardin (n.) The common European dormouse; -- so named from its odor.

Musciform (a.) Having the form or structure of flies of the genus Musca, or family Muscidae.

Musciform (a.) Having the appearance or form of a moss.

Muscogees (n. pl.) See Muskogees.

Muscology (n.) Bryology.

Muscosity (n.) Mossiness.

Muscovado (a.) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, unrefined or raw sugar, obtained from the juice of the sugar cane by evaporating and draining off the molasses. Muscovado sugar contains impurities which render it dark colored and moist.

Muscovado (n.) Unrefined or raw sugar.

Muscovite (n.) A native or inhabitant of Muscovy or ancient Russia; hence, a Russian.

Muscovite (n.) Common potash mica. See Mica.

Musculous (a.) Muscular.

Musically (adv.) In a musical manner.

Musketeer (n.) A soldier armed with a musket.

Musketoon (n.) A short musket.

Musketoon (n.) One who is armed with such a musket.

Muskiness (n.) The quality or state of being musky; the scent of musk.

Muskmelon (n.) The fruit of a cucubritaceous plant (Cicumis Melo), having a peculiar aromatic flavor, and cultivated in many varieties, the principal sorts being the cantaloupe, of oval form and yellowish flesh, and the smaller nutmeg melon with greenish flesh. See Illust. of Melon.

Muskogees (n. pl.) A powerful tribe of North American Indians that formerly occupied the region of Georgia, Florida, and Alabama. They constituted a large part of the Creek confederacy.

Musomania (n.) See Musicomania.

Mussulman (n.) A Mohammedan; a Moslem.

Mustaches (pl. ) of Mustache


Mustering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Muster

Mustiness (n.) The quality or state of being musty.

Mute-hill (n.) See Moot-hill.

Mutilated (imp. & p. p.) of Mutilate

Mutilator (n.) One who mutilates.

Mutinying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mutiny

Muttering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mutter

Mutualism (n.) The doctrine of mutual dependence as the condition of individual and social welfare.

Mutuality (n.) The quality of correlation; reciprocation; interchange; interaction; interdependence.

Mutuality (n.) Reciprocity of consideration.

Mutuation (n.) The act of borrowing or exchanging.

Muzarabic (a.) Of or pertaining to Muzarabs; as, the Muzarabic liturgy.

Muzziness (n.) The state or quality of being muzzy.

Nubeculae (pl. ) of Nubecula

Nucleated (a.) Having a nucleus; nucleate; as, nucleated cells.

Nucleolar (a.) Of or pertaining to the nucleolus of a cell.

Nucleolus (n.) A little nucleus.

Nucleolus (n.) A small rounded body contained in the nucleus of a cell or a protozoan.

Nucleuses (pl. ) of Nucleus

Nuisancer (n.) One who makes or causes a nuisance.

Nullifier (n.) One who nullifies or makes void; one who maintains the right to nullify a contract by one of the parties.

Nullified (imp. & p. p.) of Nullify

Nullipore (n.) A name for certain crustaceous marine algae which secrete carbonate of lime on their surface, and were formerly thought to be of animal nature. They are now considered coral

Nullities (pl. ) of Nullity

Numbering (p. pr & vb. n.) of Number

Numberful (a.) Numerous.

Numberous (a.) Numerous.

Numerable (v. t.) Capable of being numbered or counted.

Numerally (adv.) According to number; in number; numerically.

Numerated (imp. & p. p.) of Numerate

Numerator (n.) One who numbers.

Numerator (n.) The term in a fraction which indicates the number of fractional units that are taken.

Numerical (n.) Belonging to number; denoting number; consisting in numbers; expressed by numbers, and not letters; as, numerical characters; a numerical equation; a numerical statement.

Numerical (n.) The same in number; hence, identically the same; identical; as, the same numerical body.

Nummulary (a.) Of or pertaining to coin or money; pecuniary; as, the nummulary talent.

Nummulary (a.) Having the appearance or form of a coin.

Nummulite (n.) A fossil of the genus Nummulites and allied genera.

Nuncupate (v. t.) To declare publicly or solemnly; to proclaim formally.

Nuncupate (v. t.) To dedicate by declaration; to inscribe; as, to nuncupate a book.

Nundinary (a.) Of or pertaining to a fair, or to a market day.

Nundinate (a.) To buy and sell at fairs or markets.

Nunnation (n.) The pronunciation of n at the end of words.

Nunneries (pl. ) of Nunnery

Nursemaid (n.) A girl employed to attend children.

Nursepond (n.) A pond where fish are fed.

Nurseries (pl. ) of Nursery

Nurturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nurture

Nut-brown (a.) Brown as a nut long kept and dried.

Nutjobber (n.) The nuthatch.

Nutmegged (a.) Seasoned with nutmeg.

Nutpecker (n.) The nuthatch.

Nutriment (n.) That which nourishes; anything which promotes growth and repairs the natural waste of animal or vegetable life; food; aliment.

Nutriment (n.) That which promotes development or growth.

Nutritial (a.) Pertaining to, or connected with, nutrition; nutritious.

Nutrition (n.) In the broadest sense, a process or series of processes by which the living organism as a whole (or its component parts or organs) is maintained in its normal condition of life and growth.

Nutrition (n.) In a more limited sense, the process by which the living tissues take up, from the blood, matters necessary either for their repair or for the performance of their healthy functions.

Nutrition (n.) That which nourishes; nutriment.

Nutritive (a.) Of or pertaining to nutrition; as, the nutritive functions; having the quality of nourishing; nutritious; nutrimental; alimental; as, nutritive food or berries.

Nutriture (n.) Nutrition; nourishment.

Ouanderoo (n.) The wanderoo.

Oubliette (n.) A dungeon with an opening only at the top, found in some old castles and other strongholds, into which persons condemned to perpetual imprisonment, or to perish secretly, were thrust, or lured to fall.

Oughtness (n.) The state of being as a thing ought to be; rightness.

Oughwhere (adv.) Anywhere; somewhere. See Owher.

Ouroscopy (n.) Ourology.

Ourselves (pron.) ; sing. Ourself (/). An emphasized form of the pronoun of the first person plural; -- used as a subject, usually with we; also, alone in the predicate, in the nominative or the objective case.

Outbabble (v. t.) To utter foolishly or excessively; to surpass in babbling.

Outbidden () of Outbid

Outbidder (n.) One who outbids.

Outbounds (n. pl.) The farthest or exterior bounds; extreme limits; boundaries.

Outbrazen (v. t.) To bear down with a brazen face; to surpass in impudence.

Outbreast (v. t.) To surpass in singing. See Breast, n., 6.

Outcrafty (v. t.) To exceed in cunning.

Outdazzle (v. t.) To surpass in dazzing.

Outermost (a.) Being on the extreme external part; farthest outward; as, the outermost row.

Outfacing (p pr. & vb. n.) of Outface

Outfitter (n.) One who furnishes outfits for a voyage, a journey, or a business.

Outflying () of Outfly

Outground (n.) Ground situated at a distance from the house; outlying land.

Outgrowth (n.) That which grows out of, or proceeds from, anything; an excrescence; an offshoot; hence, a result or consequence.

Out-Herod (v. t.) To surpass (Herod) in violence or wickedness; to exceed in any vicious or offensive particular.

Outjuggle (v. t.) To surpass in juggling.

Outkeeper (n.) An attachment to a surveyor's compass for keeping tally in chaining.

Outlander (n.) A foreigner.

Outlawing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Outlaw

Outlining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Out


Outliving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Outlive

Outluster (v. t.) Alt. of Outlustre

Outlustre (v. t.) To excel in brightness or luster.

Outmantle (v. t.) To excel in mantling; hence, to excel in splendor, as of dress.

Outnumber (v. t.) To exceed in number.

Outparish (n.) A parish lying without the walls of, or in a remote part of, a town.

Outpreach (v. t.) To surpass in preaching.

Outquench (v. t.) To quench entirely; to extinguish.

Outraging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Outrage

Outreason (v. t.) To excel or surpass in reasoning; to reason better than.

Outreckon (v. t.) To exceed in reckoning or computation.

Outrigger (n.) Any spar or projecting timber run out for temporary use, as from a ship's mast, to hold a rope or a sail extended, or from a building, to support hoisting teckle.

Outrigger (n.) A projecting support for a rowlock, extended from the side of a boat.

Outrigger (n.) A boat thus equipped.

Outrigger (n.) A projecting contrivance at the side of a boat to prevent upsetting, as projecting spars with a log at the end.

Outrunner (n.) An offshoot; a branch.

Outsentry (n.) A sentry who guards the entrance or approach to a place; an outguard.

Outspoken (a.) Speaking, or spoken, freely, openly, or boldly; as, an outspoken man; an outspoken rebuke.

Outspread (v. t.) To spread out; to expand; -- usually as a past part. / adj.

Outspring (v. i.) To spring out; to issue.

Outstreet (n.) A street remote from the center of a town.

Outstride (v. t.) To surpass in striding.

Outstrike (v. t.) To strike out; to strike faster than.

Outsuffer (v. t.) To exceed

Outtongue (v. t.) To silence by talk, clamor, or noise.

Outtravel (v. t.) To exceed in speed o/ distance traveled.

Pubescent (a.) Arrived at puberty.

Pubescent (a.) Covered with pubescence, or fine short hairs, as certain insects, and the leaves of some plants.

Publicist (n.) A writer on the laws of nature and nations; one who is versed in the science of public right, the principles of government, etc.

Publicity (n.) The quality or state of being public, or open to the knowledge of a community; notoriety; publicness.

Published (imp. & p. p.) of Publish

Publisher (n.) One who publishes; as, a publisher of a book or magazine.

Pucherite (n.) Vanadate of bismuth, occurring in minute reddish brown crystals.

Puckering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pucker

Puddening (n.) A quantity of rope-yarn, or the like, placed, as a fender, on the bow of a boat.

Puddening (n.) A bunch of soft material to prevent chafing between spars, or the like.

Puddering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pudder

Puefellow (n.) A pewfellow.

Puerilely (adv.) In a puerile manner; childishly.

Puerility (n.) The quality of being puerile; childishness; puerileness.

Puerility (n.) That which is puerile or childish; especially, an expression which is flat, insipid, or silly.

Puerperal (a.) Of or pertaining to childbirth; as, a puerperal fever.

Puffiness (n.) The quality or state of being puffy.

Puffingly (adv.) In a puffing manner; with vehement breathing or shortness of breath; with exaggerated praise.

Pug-faced (a.) Having a face like a monkey or a pug; monkey-faced.

Pugnacity (n.) Inclination or readiness to fight; quarrelsomeness.

Puissance (n.) Power; strength; might; force; potency.

Pullicate (n.) A kind of checked cotton or silk handkerchief.

Pullulate (v. i.) To germinate; to bud; to multiply abundantly.

Pulmonary (a.) Of or pertaining to the lungs; affecting the lungs; pulmonic.

Pulmonary (a.) Lungwort.

Pulmonata (n. pl.) An extensive division, or sub-class, of hermaphrodite gastropods, in which the mantle cavity is modified into an air-breathing organ, as in Helix, or land snails, Limax, or garden slugs, and many pond snails, as Limnaea and Planorbis.

Pulmonate (a.) Having breathing organs that act as lungs.

Pulmonate (a.) Pertaining to the Pulmonata.

Pulmonate (n.) One of the Pulmonata.

Pulpatoon (n.) A kind of delicate confectionery or cake, perhaps made from the pulp of fruit.

Pulpiness (n.) the quality or state of being pulpy.

Pulpiteer (n.) One who speaks in a pulpit; a preacher; -- so called in contempt.

Pulpitish (a.) Of or pertaining to the pulpit; like preaching.

Pulsating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pulsate

Pulsatile (a.) Capable of being struck or beaten; played by beating or by percussion; as, a tambourine is a pulsatile musical instrument.

Pulsatile (a.) Pulsating; throbbing, as a tumor.

Pulsation (n.) A beating or throbbing, especially of the heart or of an artery, or in an inflamed part; a beat of the pulse.

Pulsation (n.) A single beat or throb of a series.

Pulsation (n.) A stroke or impulse by which some medium is affected, as in the propagation of sounds.

Pulsation (n.) Any touching of another's body willfully or in anger. This constitutes battery.

Pulsative (a.) Beating; throbbing.

Pulsatory (a.) Capable of pulsating; throbbing.

Pulseless (a.) Having no pulsation; lifeless.

Pulverate (v. t.) To beat or reduce to powder or dust; to pulverize.

Pulverine (n.) Ashes of barilla.

Pulverize (v. t.) To reduce of fine powder or dust, as by beating, grinding, or the like; as, friable substances may be pulverized by grinding or beating, but to pulverize malleable bodies other methods must be pursued.

Pulverize (v. i.) To become reduced to powder; to fall to dust; as, the stone pulverizes easily.

Pulverous (a.) Consisting of dust or powder; like powder.

Pulvillio (n.) Alt. of Pulvillo

Pulvillus (n.) One of the minute cushions on the feet of certain insects.

Pulvinate (a.) Alt. of Pulvinated

Pulvinuli (pl. ) of Pulvinulus

Pumicated (imp. & p. p.) of Pumicate

Pumiceous (a.) Of or pertaining to pumice; resembling pumice.

Punctated (a.) Alt. of Punctated

Punctated (a.) Pointed; ending in a point or points.

Punctated (a.) Dotted with small spots of color, or with minute depressions or pits.

Punctator (n.) One who marks with points. specifically, one who writes Hebrew with points; -- applied to a Masorite.

Punctilio (n.) A nice point of exactness in conduct, ceremony, or proceeding; particularity or exactness in forms; as, the punctilios of a public ceremony.

Punctuate (v. t.) To mark with points; to separate into sentences, clauses, etc., by points or stops which mark the proper pauses in expressing the meaning.

Punctuist (n.) A punctator.

Punctured (imp. & p. p.) of Puncture

Punctured (a.) Having the surface covered with minute indentations or dots.

Punctured (a.) Produced by puncture; having the characteristics of a puncture; as, a punctured wound.

Pungently (adv.) In a pungent manner; sharply.

Puniceous (a.) Alt. of Punicial

Punishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Punish

Punnology (n.) The art or practice of punning; paronomasia.

Pupillary (a.) Of or pertaining to a pupil or ward.

Pupillary (a.) Of or pertaining to the pupil of the eye.

Puppetish (a.) Resembling a puppet in appearance or action; of the nature of a puppet.

Puppetman (n.) A master of a puppet show.

Puppyhood (n.) The time or state of being a puppy; the time of being young and undiscip

Purcelane (n.) Purslane.

Purchased (imp. & p. p.) of Purchase

Purchaser (n.) One who purchases; one who acquires property for a consideration, generally of money; a buyer; a vendee.

Purchaser (n.) One who acquires an estate in lands by his own act or agreement, or who takes or obtains an estate by any means other than by descent or inheritance.

Purgament (n.) That which is excreted; excretion.

Purgament (n.) A cathartic; a purgative.

Purgation (n.) The act of purging; the act of clearing, cleansing, or putifying, by separating and carrying off impurities, or whatever is superfluous; the evacuation of the bowels.

Purgation (n.) The clearing of one's self from a crime of which one was publicly suspected and accused. It was either canonical, which was prescribed by the canon law, the form whereof used in the spiritual court was, that the person suspected take his oath that he was clear of the matter objected against him, and bring his honest neighbors with him to make oath that they believes he swore truly; or vulgar, which was by fire or water ordeal, or by combat. See Ordeal.

Purgative (a.) Having the power or quality of purging; cathartic.

Purgative (n.) A purging medicine; a cathartic.

Purgatory (a.) Tending to cleanse; cleansing; expiatory.

Purgatory (n.) A state or place of purification after death; according to the Roman Catholic creed, a place, or a state believed to exist after death, in which the souls of persons are purified by expiating such offenses committed in this life as do not merit eternal damnation, or in which they fully satisfy the justice of God for sins that have been forgiven. After this purgation from the impurities of sin, the souls are believed to be received into heaven.

Purifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Purify

Puritanic (a.) Alt. of Puritanical

Purloined (imp. & p. p.) of Purloin

Purloiner (n.) One who purloins.

Purported (imp. & p. p.) of Purport

Purposing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Purpose

Purposely (adv.) With purpose or design; intentionally; with predetermination; designedly.

Purposive (a.) Having or indicating purpose or design.

Purpurate (a.) Of or pertaining to purpura.

Purpurate (n.) A salt of purpuric acid.

Purpureal (a.) Of a purple color; purple.

Purpureo- () A combining form signifying of a purple or purple-red color. Specif. (Chem.), used in designating certain brilliant purple-red compounds of cobaltic chloride and ammonia, similar to the roseocobaltic compounds. See Cobaltic.

Pursefuls (pl. ) of Purseful

Pursiness (n.) State of being pursy.

Pursuable (a.) Capable of being, or fit to be, pursued, followed, or prosecuted.

Pursuance (n.) The act of pursuing or prosecuting; a following out or after.

Pursuance (n.) The state of being pursuant; consequence.

Purulency (n.) The quality or state of being purulent; the generation of pus; also, the pus itself.

Purveance (n.) Alt. of Purveiaunce

Purveying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Purvey

Pustulant (v. t.) Producing pustules.

Pustulant (n.) A medicine that produces pustules, as croton oil.

Pustulate (v. t.) To form into pustules, or blisters.

Pustulate (a.) Alt. of Pustulated

Pustulous (a.) Resembling, or covered with, pustules; pustulate; pustular.

Putidness (n.) The quality or state of being putrid.

Putrefied (imp. & p. p.) of Putrefy

Putrescin (n.) A nontoxic diamine, C4H12N2, formed in the putrefaction of the flesh of mammals and some other animals.

Putridity (n.) The quality of being putrid; putrefaction; rottenness.

Putrilage (n.) That which is undergoing putrefaction; the products of putrefaction.

Puttering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Putter

Putter-on (n.) An instigator.

Puttyroot (n.) An American orchidaceous plant (Aplectrum hyemale) which flowers in early summer. Its slender naked rootstock produces each year a solid corm, filled with exceedingly glutinous matter, which sends up later a single large oval evergreen plaited leaf. Called also Adam-and-Eve.

Puzzledom (n.) The domain of puzzles; puzzles, collectively.

Puzzolana (n.) See Pozzuolana.

Quackling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quackle

Quadrable (a.) That may be sqyared, or reduced to an equivalent square; -- said of a surface when the area limited by a curve can be exactly found, and expressed in a finite number of algebraic terms.

Quadrated (imp. & p. p.) of Quadrate

Quadratic (a.) Of or pertaining to a square, or to squares; resembling a quadrate, or square; square.

Quadratic (a.) Tetragonal.

Quadratic (a.) Pertaining to terms of the second degree; as, a quadratic equation, in which the highest power of the unknown quantity is a square.

Quadrible (a.) Quadrable.

Quadrifid (a.) Divided, or deeply cleft, into four parts; as, a quadrifid perianth; a quadrifid leaf.

Quadrigae (pl. ) of Quadriga

Quadrille (n.) A dance having five figures, in common time, four couples of dancers being in each set.

Quadrille (n.) The appropriate music for a quadrille.

Quadrille (n.) A game played by four persons with forty cards, being the remainder of an ordinary pack after the tens, nines, and eights are discarded.

Quadruped (a.) Having four feet.

Quadruped (n.) An animal having four feet, as most mammals and reptiles; -- often restricted to the mammals.

Quadruple (a.) Fourfold; as, to make quadruple restitution; a quadruple alliance.

Quadruple (n.) four times the sum or number; a fourfold amount; as, to receive to quadruple of the amount in damages.

Quadruple (v. t.) To multiply by four; to increase fourfold; to double; to double twice.

Quadruple (v. i.) To be multiplied by four; to increase fourfold; to become four times as much.

Quadruply (adv.) To a fourfold quantity; so as to be, or cause to be, quadruple; as, to be quadruply recompensed.

Quaintise (n.) Craft; subtlety; cunning.

Quaintise (n.) Elegance; beauty.

Quakeress (n.) A woman who is a member of the Society of Friends.

Quakerish (a.) Like or pertaining to a Quaker; Quakerlike.

Quakerism (n.) The peculiar character, manners, tenets, etc., of the Quakers.

Quaketail (n.) A wagtail.

Quakingly (adv.) In a quaking manner; fearfully.

Qualified (a.) Fitted by accomplishments or endowments.

Qualified (a.) Modified; limited; as, a qualified statement.

Qualifier (n.) One who, or that which, qualifies; that which modifies, reduces, tempers or restrains.

Qualified (imp. & p. p.) of Qualify

Qualitied (a.) Furnished with qualities; endowed.

Qualities (pl. ) of Quality

Quamoclit (n.) Formerly, a genus of plants including the cypress vine (Quamoclit vulgaris, now called Ipomoea Quamoclit). The genus is now merged in Ipomoea.

Quarreled (imp. & p. p.) of Quarrel

Quarrelet (n.) A little quarrel. See 1st Quarrel, 2.

Quarrying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quarry

Quarrymen (pl. ) of Quarry-man

Quartered (imp. & p. p.) of Quartter

Quarterly (a.) Containing, or consisting of, a fourth part; as, quarterly seasons.

Quarterly (a.) Recurring during, or at the end of, each quarter; as, quarterly payments of rent; a quarterly meeting.

Quarterly (n.) A periodical work published once a quarter, or four times in a year.

Quarterly (adv.) By quarters; once in a quarter of a year; as, the returns are made quarterly.

Quarterly (adv.) In quarters, or quarterings; as, to bear arms quarterly; in four or more parts; -- said of a shield thus divided by

Quarteron (n.) A quarter; esp., a quarter of a pound, or a quarter of a hundred.

Quarteron (n.) Alt. of Quarteroon

Quartette (n.) A composition in four parts, each performed by a single voice or instrument.

Quartette (n.) The set of four person who perform a piece of music in four parts.

Quartette (n.) A stanza of four

Quartzite (n.) Massive quartz occurring as a rock; a metamorphosed sandstone; -- called also quartz rock.

Quartzoid (n.) A form of crystal common with quartz, consisting of two six-sided pyramids, base to base.

Quartzose (a.) Containing, or resembling, quartz; partaking of the nature or qualities of quartz.

quartzous (a.) Quarzose.

Quasimodo (n.) The first Sunday after Easter; Low Sunday.

Quavemire (n.) See Quagmire.

Quavering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quaver

Quebracho (n.) A Chilian apocynaceous tree (Aspidosperma Quebracho); also, its bark, which is used as a febrifuge, and for dyspn/a of the lung, or bronchial diseases; -- called also white quebracho, to distinguish it from the red quebracho, a Mexican anacardiaceous tree (Loxopterygium Lorentzii) whose bark is said to have similar properties.

Queenfish (n.) A California sciaenoid food fish (Seriphys politus). The back is bluish, and the sides and belly bright silvery. Called also kingfish.

Queenhood (n.) The state, personality, or character of a queen; queen

Queenship (n.) The state, rank, or dignity of a queen.

Queerness (n.) The quality or state of being queer.

Queintise (n.) See Quaintise.

Quenching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quench

Quercitin (n.) A yellow crystal

Querimony (n.) A complaint or complaining.

Querulous (v.) Given to quarreling; quarrelsome.

Querulous (v.) Apt to find fault; habitually complaining; disposed to murmur; as, a querulous man or people.

Querulous (v.) Expressing complaint; fretful; whining; as, a querulous tone of voice.

Questrist (n.) A seeker; a pursuer.

Questuary (a.) Studious of profit.

Questuary (n.) One employed to collect profits.

Quibbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quibble

Quickbeam (n.) See Quicken tree.

quickened (imp. & p. p.) of Quicken

Quickener (n.) One who, or that which, quickens.

Quicklime (a.) Calcium oxide; unslacked lime; -- so called because when wet it develops great heat. See 4th Lime, 2.

Quickness (n.) The condition or quality of being quick or living; life.

Quickness (n.) Activity; briskness; especially, rapidity of motion; speed; celerity; as, quickness of wit.

Quickness (n.) Acuteness of perception; keen sensibility.

Quickness (n.) Sharpness; pungency of taste.

Quicksand (n.) Sand easily moved or readily yielding to pressure; especially, a deep mass of loose or moving sand mixed with water, sometimes found at the mouth of a river or along some coasts, and very dangerous, from the difficulty of extricating a person who begins sinking into it.

Quickstep (n.) A lively, spirited march; also, a lively style of dancing.

Quickwork (n.) All the submerged section of a vessel's planking.

Quickwork (n.) The planking between the spirketing and the clamps.

Quickwork (n.) The short planks between the portholes.

Quiddling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quiddle

Quiescing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quiesce

Quiescent (a.) Being in a state of repose; at rest; still; not moving; as, a quiescent body or fluid.

Quiescent (a.) Not ruffed with passion; unagitated; not in action; not excited; quiet; dormant; resting.

Quiescent (a.) Not sounded; silent; as, y is quiescent in "day" and "say."

Quiescent (n.) A silent letter.

Quietness (n.) The quality or state of being quiet; freedom from noise, agitation, disturbance, or excitement; stillness; tranquillity; calmness.

Quietsome (a.) Calm; still.

Quillback (n.) An American fresh-water fish (Ictiobus, / Carpiodes, cyprinus); -- called also carp sucker, sailfish, spearfish, and skimback.

Quillwort (n.) Any plant or species of the genus Isoetes, cryptogamous plants with a cluster of elongated four-tubed rushlike leaves, rising from a corm, and containing spores in their enlarged and excavated bases. There are about seventeen American species, usually growing in the mud under still, shallow water. So called from the shape of the shape of the leaves.

Quinicine (n.) An uncrystallizable alkaloid obtained by the action of heat from quinine, with which it is isomeric.

Quinidine (n.) An alkaloid isomeric with, and resembling, quinine, found in certain species of cinchona, from which it is extracted as a bitter white crystal

Quininism (n.) Alt. of Quinism

Quinizine (n.) any one of a series of nitrogenous bases, certain of which are used as antipyretics.


Quinology (n.) The science which treats of the cultivation of the cinchona, and of its use in medicine.

Quinquina (n.) Peruvian bark.

Quintette (n.) A composition for five voices or instruments; also, the set of five persons who sing or play five-part music.

Quintuple (a.) Multiplied by five; increased to five times the amount; fivefold.

Quintuple (v. t.) To make fivefold, or five times as much or many.

Quinzaine (n.) The fifteenth day after a feast day, including both in the reckoning.

Quirister (n.) A chorister. See Chorister.

Quitclaim (n.) A release or relinquishment of a claim; a deed of release; an instrument by which some ri

Quitclaim (v. t.) To release or relinquish a claim to; to release a claim to by deed, without covenants of warranty against adverse and paramount titles.

Quittable (a.) Capable of being quitted.

Quittance (v. t.) Discharge from a debt or an obligation; acquittance.

Quittance (v. t.) Recompense; return; repayment.

Quittance (v. t.) To repay; to requite.

Quivering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quiver

Quixotism (n.) That form of delusion which leads to extravagant and absurd undertakings or sacrifices in obedience to a morbidly romantic ideal of duty or honor, as illustrated by the exploits of Don Quixote in knight-errantry.

Quizzical (a.) Relating to quizzing: given to quizzing; of the nature of a quiz; farcical; sportive.

Quodlibet (n.) A nice point; a subtilty; a debatable point.

Quodlibet (n.) A medley improvised by several performers.

Quotation (n.) The act of quoting or citing.

Quotation (n.) That which is quoted or cited; a part of a book or writing named, repeated, or adduced as evidence or illustration.

Quotation (n.) The naming or publishing of the current price of stocks, bonds, or any commodity; also the price named.

Quotation (n.) Quota; share.

Quotation (n.) A piece of hollow type metal, lower than type, and measuring two or more pica ems in length and breadth, used in the blank spaces at the beginning and end of chapters, etc.

Quotidian (a.) Occurring or returning daily; as, a quotidian fever.

Quotidian (n.) Anything returning daily; especially (Med.), an intermittent fever or ague which returns every day.

Rubellite (n.) A variety of tourma

Rubescent (a.) Growing or becoming red; tending to redness.

Rubicelle (n.) A variety of ruby of a yellowish red color, from Brazil.

Rubiretin (n.) One of the red dye products extracted from madder root, and probably identical with ruberythrinic acid.

Rubricate (n.) Marked with red.

Rubricate (v. t.) To mark or distinguished with red; to arrange as in a rubric; to establish in a settled and unchangeable form.

Rubrician (n.) Alt. of Rubricist

Rubricist (n.) One skilled in, or tenaciously adhering to, the rubric or rubrics.

Rubricity (n.) Redness.

Rucervine (a.) Of, like, or pertaining to, a deer of the genus Rucervus, which includes the swamp deer of India.

Ructation (n.) The act of belching wind.

Ruddiness (n.) The quality or state of being ruddy; as, the ruddiness of the cheeks or the sky.

Rudenture (n.) Cabling. See Cabling.

Rudmasday (n.) Either of the feasts of the Holy Cross, occuring on May 3 and September 14, annually.

Rufescent (a.) Reddish; tinged with red.

Ruffianly (a.) Like a ruffian; bold in crimes; characteristic of a ruffian; violent; brutal.

Ruination (n.) The act of ruining, or the state of being ruined.

Ruiniform (a.) Having the appearance of ruins, or of the ruins of houses; -- said of certain minerals.

Ruminated (imp. & p. p.) of Ruminate

Ruminated (a.) Having a hard albumen penetrated by irregular channels filled with softer matter, as the nutmeg and the seeds of the North American papaw.

Ruminator (n.) One who ruminates or muses; a meditator.

Rummaging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rummage

Rumseller (n.) One who sells rum; one who deals in intoxicating liquors; especially, one who sells spirituous beverages at retail.

Runcation (n.) A weeding.

Runcinate (a.) Pinnately cut with the lobes pointing downwards, as the leaf of the dandelion.

Runningly (adv.) In a running manner.

Rupellary (n.) Rocky.

Rupturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rupture

Ruralized (imp. & p. p.) of Ruralize

Ruralness (n.) The quality or state of being rural.

Rushiness (n.) The quality or state of abounding with rushes.

Rushingly (adv.) In a rushing manner.

Rushlight (n.) A rush candle, or its light; hence, a small, feeble light.

Russeting (n.) See Russet, n., 2 and 4.

Rusticate (v. i.) To go into or reside in the country; to ruralize.

Rusticate (v. t.) To require or compel to reside in the country; to banish or send away temporarily; to impose rustication on.

Rusticity (n.) The quality or state of being rustic; rustic manners; rudeness; simplicity; artlessness.

Rustiness (n.) The quality or state of being rusty.

Ruta-baga (n.) A kind of turnip commonly with a large and long or ovoid yellowish root; a Swedish turnip. See Turnip.

Rutaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to plants of a natural order (Rutaceae) of which the rue is the type, and which includes also the orange, lemon, dittany, and buchu.

Ruthenium (n.) A rare element of the light platinum group, found associated with platinum ores, and isolated as a hard, brittle steel-gray metal which is very infusible. Symbol Ru. Atomic weight 103.5. Specific gravity 12.26. See Platinum metals, under Platinum.

Rutinose. () A disaccharide present in glycosides.

Rutterkin (n.) An old crafty fox or beguiler -- a word of contempt.

Suability (n.) Liability to be sued; the state of being subjected by law to civil process.

Suavified (imp. & p. p.) of Suavify

Subaction (n.) The act of reducing to any state, as of mixing two bodies combletely.

Subaerial (a.) Beneath the sky; in the open air; specifically (Geol.), taking place on the earth's surface, as opposed to subaqueous.

Subagency (n.) A subordinate agency.

Subashdar (n.) A viceroy; a governor of a subah; also, a native captain in the British native army.

Subalpine (a.) Inhabiting the somewhat high slopes and summits of mountains, but considerably below the snow

Subaltern (a.) Ranked or ranged below; subordinate; inferior; specifically (Mil.), ranking as a junior officer; being below the rank of captain; as, a subaltern officer.

Subaltern (a.) Asserting only a part of what is asserted in a related proposition.

Subaltern (n.) A person holding a subordinate position; specifically, a commissioned military officer below the rank of captain.

Subaltern (n.) A subaltern proposition.

Subapical (a.) Being under the apex; of or pertaining to the part just below the apex.

Subarctic (a.) Approximately arctic; belonging to a region just without the arctic circle.

Subastral (a.) Beneath the stars or heavens; terrestrial.

Subbeadle (n.) An under beadle.

Subcaudal (a.) Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the tail; as, the subcaudal, or chevron, bones.

Subcostal (a.) Situated below the costas, or ribs; as, the subcostal muscles.

Subcostal (n.) A subcostal muscle.

Subcostal (n.) One of the principal nervures of the wings of an insect. It is situated next beneath or behind the costal. See Nervure.

Subdeacon (n.) One belonging to an order in the Roman Catholic Church, next interior to the order of deacons; also, a member of a minor order in the Greek Church.

Subdented (a.) Indented beneath.

Subdivide (v. t.) To divide the parts of (anything) into more parts; to part into smaller divisions; to divide again, as what has already been divided.

Subdivide (v. i.) To be, or to become, subdivided.

Subdivine (a.) Partaking of divinity; divine in a partial or lower degree.

Subdolous (a.) Sly; crafty; cunning; artful.

Subduable (a.) Able to be subdued.

Subdulcid (a.) Somewhat sweet; sweetish.

Subeditor (n.) An assistant editor, as of a periodical or journal.

Subereous (a.) Of or pertaining to cork; of the nature of cork; suberose.

Subfamily (n.) One of the subdivisions, of more importance than genus, into which certain families are divided.

Subgenera (pl. ) of Subgenus

Subinduce (v. t.) To insinuate; to offer indirectly.

Subjacent (a.) Lying under or below.

Subjacent (a.) Being in a lower situation, though not directly beneath; as, hills and subjacent valleys.

Subjected (imp. & p. p.) of Subject

Subjected (a.) Subjacent.

Subjected (a.) Reduced to subjection; brought under the dominion of another.

Subjected (a.) Exposed; liable; subject; obnoxious.

Subjoined (imp. & p. p.) of Subjoin

Subjugate (v. t.) To subdue, and bring under the yoke of power or dominion; to conquer by force, and compel to submit to the government or absolute control of another; to vanquish.

Sublation (n.) The act of taking or carrying away; removal.

Sublative (a.) Having power, or tending, to take away.

Sublessee (n.) A holder of a sublease.

Sublimate (v. t.) To bring by heat into the state of vapor, which, on cooling, returns again to the solid state; as, to sublimate sulphur or camphor.

Sublimate (v. t.) To refine and exalt; to heighten; to elevate.

Sublimate (n.) A product obtained by sublimation; hence, also, a purified product so obtained.

Sublimate (a.) Brought into a state of vapor by heat, and again condensed as a solid.

Subliming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sublime

Sublimely (adv.) In a sublime manner.

Sublimity (n.) The quality or state of being sublime (in any sense of the adjective).

Sublimity (n.) That which is sublime; as, the sublimities of nature.

Sublingua (n.) A process or fold below the tongue in some animals.

Sublition (n.) The act or process of laying the ground in a painting.

Sublumbar (a.) Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the lumbar region of the vertebral column.

Sublunary (a.) Situated beneath the moon; hence, of or pertaining to this world; terrestrial; earthly.

Sublunary (n.) Any worldly thing.

Submarine (a.) Being, acting, or growing, under water in the sea; as, submarine navigators; submarine plants.

Submarine (n.) A submarine plant or animal.

Submedial (a.) Lying under the middle.

Submedian (a.) Next to the median (on either side); as, the submedian teeth of mollusks.

Submental (a.) Situated under the chin; as, the submental artery.

Submentum (n.) The basal part of the labium of insects. It bears the mentum.

Submerged (imp. & p. p.) of Submerge

Submersed (a.) Being or growing under water, as the leaves of aquatic plants.

Submissly (adv.) In a submissive manner; with a submission.

Submitted (imp. & p. p.) of Submit

Submitter (n.) One who submits.

Submonish (v. t.) To suggest; to prompt.

Submucous (a.) Situated under a mucous membrane.

Subnormal (n.) That part of the axis of a curved

Subobtuse (a.) Partially obtuse.

Suboctave (a.) Alt. of Suboctuple

Subocular (a.) Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the eye.

Suborning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Suborn

Subovated (a.) Subovate.

Subpoenal (a.) Required or done under penalty.

Subreader (n.) An under reader in the inns of court, who reads the texts of law the reader is to discourse upon.

Subrector (n.) An assistant restor.

Subrogate (v. t.) To put in the place of another; to substitute.

Subrotund (a.) Somewhat rotund.

Subsacral (a.) Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the sacrum.


Subscribe (v. t.) To write underneath, as one's name; to sign (one's name) to a document.

Subscribe (v. t.) To sign with one's own hand; to give consent to, as something written, or to bind one's self to the terms of, by writing one's name beneath; as, parties subscribe a covenant or contract; a man subscribes a bond.

Subscribe (v. t.) To attest by writing one's name beneath; as, officers subscribe their official acts, and secretaries and clerks subscribe copies or records.

Subscribe (v. t.) To promise to give, by writing one's name with the amount; as, each man subscribed ten dollars.

Subscribe (v. t.) To sign away; to yield; to surrender.

Subscribe (v. t.) To declare over one's signature; to publish.

Subscribe (v. i.) To sign one's name to a letter or other document.

Subscribe (v. i.) To give consent to something written, by signing one's name; hence, to assent; to agree.

Subscribe (v. i.) To become surely; -- with for.

Subscribe (v. i.) To yield; to admit one's self to be inferior or in the wrong.

Subscribe (v. i.) To set one's name to a paper in token of promise to give a certain sum.

Subscribe (v. i.) To enter one's name for a newspaper, a book, etc.

Subscript (a.) Written below or underneath; as, iota subscript. (See under Iota.) Specifically (Math.), said of marks, figures, or letters (suffixes), written below and usually to the right of other letters to distinguish them; as, a, n, 2, in the symbols Xa, An, Y2. See Suffix, n., 2, and Subindex.

Subscript (n.) Anything written below.

Subsecute (v. t.) To follow closely, or so as to overtake; to pursue.

Subsellia (pl. ) of Subsellium

Subserous (a.) Situated under a serous membrane.

Subserved (imp. & p. p.) of Subserve

Subsiding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Subside

Subsidize (v. t.) To furnish with a subsidy; to purchase the assistance of by the payment of a subsidy; to aid or promote, as a private enterprise, with public money; as, to subsidize a steamship

Subsidies (pl. ) of Subsidy

Subsigned (imp. & p. p.) of Subsign

Subsisted (imp. & p. p.) of Subsist

Subsolary (a.) Being under the sun; hence, terrestrial; earthly; mundane.

Substance (n.) That which underlies all outward manifestations; substratum; the permanent subject or cause of phenomena, whether material or spiritual; that in which properties inhere; that which is real, in distinction from that which is apparent; the abiding part of any existence, in distinction from any accident; that which constitutes anything what it is; real or existing essence.

Substance (n.) The most important element in any existence; the characteristic and essential components of anything; the main part; essential import; purport.

Substance (n.) Body; matter; material of which a thing is made; hence, substantiality; solidity; firmness; as, the substance of which a garment is made; some textile fabrics have little substance.

Substance (n.) Material possessions; estate; property; resources.

Substance (n.) Same as Hypostasis, 2.

Substance (v. t.) To furnish or endow with substance; to supply property to; to make rich.

Substract (v. t.) To subtract; to withdraw.

Substrate (n.) A substratum.

Substrate (a.) Having very slight furrows.

Substrate (v. t.) To strew or lay under anything.

Substrata (pl. ) of Substratum

Substruct (v. t.) To build beneath something; to lay as the foundation.

Substylar (a.) Pertaining to the substyle.

Subsultus (n.) A starting, twitching, or convulsive motion.

Subtenant (n.) One who rents a tenement, or land, etc., of one who is also a tenant; an undertenant.

Subtended (imp. & p. p.) of Subtend

Subterete (a.) Somewhat terete.

Subtilism (n.) The quality or state of being subtile; subtility; subtlety.

Subtility (n.) Subtilty.

Subtilize (v. t.) To make thin or fine; to make less gross or coarse.

Subtilize (v. t.) To refine; to spin into niceties; as, to subtilize arguments.

Subtilize (v. i.) To refine in argument; to make very nice distinctions.

Subtorrid (a.) Nearly torrid.

Subtriple (a.) Containing a third, or one part to three.

Subtruded (imp. & p. p.) of Subtrude

Subulated (a.) Very narrow, and tapering gradually to a fine point from a broadish base; awl-shaped;

Subungual (a.) Under the nail or hoof.

Suburbial (a.) Alt. of Suburbian

Suburbian (a.) Suburban.

Subvening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Subvene

Subverted (imp. & p. p.) of Subvert

Subverant (a.) Reserved.

Subverter (n.) One who, or that which, subverts; an overthrower.

Subworker (n.) A subordinate worker or helper.

Succedane (n.) A succedaneum.

Succeeded (imp. & p. p.) of Succeed

Succeeder (n.) A successor.

Succentor (n.) A subchanter.

Successor (n.) One who succeeds or follows; one who takes the place which another has left, and sustains the like part or character; -- correlative to predecessor; as, the successor of a deceased king.

Succinate (n.) A salt of succinic acid.

Succinite (n.) Amber.

Succinite (n.) A garnet of an amber color.

Succinous (a.) Succinic.

Succision (n.) The act of cutting down, as of trees; the act of cutting off.

Succoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Succor

Succotash (n.) Green maize and beans boiled together. The dish is borrowed from the native Indians.

Succubine (a.) Of or pertaining to succuba.

Succubous (a.) Having the leaves so placed that the upper part of each one is covered by the base of the next higher leaf, as in hepatic mosses of the genus Plagiochila.

Succulent (a.) Full of juice; juicy.

Succulous (a.) Succulent; juicy.

Succumbed (imp. & p. p.) of Succumb

Succursal (v. t.) Serving to aid or help; serving as a chapel of ease; tributary.

Suckatash (n.) See Succotash.

Suckering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sucker

Suctorial (a.) Adapted for sucking; living by sucking; as, the humming birds are suctorial birds.

Suctorial (a.) Capable of adhering by suction; as, the suctorial fishes.

Suctorian (n.) A cartilaginous fish with a mouth adapted for suction, as the lampery.

Suctorian (n.) One of the Suctoria.

Sudatoria (pl. ) of Sudatorium

Sudorific (a.) Causing sweat; as, sudorific herbs.

Sudorific (n.) A sudorific medicine. Cf. Diaphoretic.

Suffering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Suffer

Suffering (n.) The bearing of pain, inconvenience, or loss; pain endured; distress, loss, or injury incurred; as, sufferings by pain or sorrow; sufferings by want or by wrongs.

Suffering (a.) Being in pain or grief; having loss, injury, distress, etc.

Sufficing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Suffice

Sufficing (a.) Affording enough; satisfying.

Suffisant (a.) Sufficient.

Suffixing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Suffix

Suffixion (n.) The act of suffixing, or the state of being suffixed.

Suffocate (a.) Suffocated; choked.

Suffocate (v. t.) To choke or kill by stopping respiration; to stifle; to smother.

Suffocate (v. t.) To destroy; to extinguish; as, to suffocate fire.

Suffocate (v. i.) To become choked, stifled, or smothered.

Suffragan (a.) Assisting; assistant; as, a suffragan bishop.

Suffragan (a.) An assistant.

Suffragan (a.) A bishop considered as an assistant, or as subject, to his metropolitan; an assistant bishop.

Suffrance (n.) Sufferance.

Suffumige (n.) A medical fume.

Suffusing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Suffuse

Suffusion (n.) The act or process of suffusing, or state of being suffused; an overspreading.

Suffusion (n.) That with which a thing is suffused.

Suffusion (n.) A blending of one color into another; the spreading of one color over another, as on the feathers of birds.

Sugarless (a.) Without sugar; free from sugar.

Sugarplum (n.) A kind of candy or sweetneat made up in small balls or disks.

Sugescent (a.) Of or pertaining to sucking.

Suggested (imp. & p. p.) of Suggest

Suggester (n.) One who suggests.

Suicidism (n.) The quality or state of being suicidal, or self-murdering.

Suigothus (n. pl.) The Scandinavian Goths. See the Note under Goths.

Sulcation (n.) A channel or furrow.

Sulciform (a.) Having the form of a sulcus; as, sulciform markings.

Sulkiness (n.) The quality or state of being sulky; sullenness; moroseness; as, sulkiness of disposition.

Sullevate (v. t.) To rouse; to excite.

Sulphacid (n.) An acid in which, to a greater or less extent, sulphur plays a part analogous to that of oxygen in an oxyacid; thus, thiosulphuric and sulpharsenic acids are sulphacids; -- called also sulphoacid. See the Note under Acid, n., 2.

Sulphamic (a.) Of or pertaining to a sulphamide; derived from, or related to, a sulphamide; specifically, designating an amido acid derivative, NH2.SO2.OH, of sulphuric acid (analogous to sulphonic acid) which is not known in the free state, but is known in its salts.

Sulphatic (a.) Of, pertaining to, resembling, or containing, a sulphate or sulphates.

Sulphato- () A combining form (also used adjectively) denoting a sulphate as an ingredient in certain double salts; as, sulphato-carbonate.

Sulphinic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, any one of a series of acids regarded as acid ethereal salts of hyposulphurous acid; as, methyl sulphinic acid, CH3.SO.OH, a thick unstable liquid.

Sulphonal (n.) A substance employed as a hypnotic, produced by the union of mercaptan and acetone.

Sulphonic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, a sulphone; -- used specifically to designate any one of a series of acids (regarded as acid ethereal salts of sulphurous acid) obtained by the oxidation of the mercaptans, or by treating sulphuric acid with certain aromatic bases (as benzene); as, phenyl sulphonic acid, C6H5.SO2.OH, a stable colorless crystal

Sulphuret (n.) A sulphide; as, a sulphuret of potassium.

Sulphuric (a.) Of or pertaining to sulphur; as, a sulphuric smell.

Sulphuric (a.) Derived from, or containing, sulphur; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a higher valence as contrasted with the sulphurous compounds; as, sulphuric acid.

Sulphuryl (n.) The hypothetical radical SO2; -- called also sulphon.

Sulpician (n.) One of an order of priests established in France in 1642 to educate men for the ministry. The order was introduced soon afterwards into Canada, and in 1791 into the United States.

Sultanate (n.) The rule or dominion of a sultan; sultanship.

Sultaness (n.) A sultana.

Summarily (adv.) In a summary manner.

Summarist (n.) One who summarized.

Summarize (v. t.) To comprise in, or reduce to, a summary; to present briefly.

Summaries (pl. ) of Summary

Summation (v. t.) The act of summing, or forming a sum, or total amount; also, an aggregate.

Summering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Summer

Summerset (n.) See Somersault, Somerset.

Summoning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Summon

Summonses (pl. ) of Summons

Sumptuary (a.) Relating to expense; regulating expense or expenditure.

Sumptuous (a.) Involving large outlay or expense; costly; expensive; hence, luxurious; splendid; magnificient; as, a sumptuous house or table; sumptuous apparel.

Sunbonnet (n.) A bonnet, generally made of some thin or light fabric, projecting beyond the face, and commonly having a cape, -- worn by women as a protection against the sun.

Sunburned (imp. & p. p.) of Sunburn

Sundering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sunder

Sun-dried (a.) Dried by the heat of the sun.

Sundrymen (pl. ) of Sundryman

Sundryman (n.) One who deals in sundries, or a variety of articles.

Sunflower (n.) Any plant of the genus Helianthus; -- so called probably from the form and color of its flower, which is large disk with yellow rays. The commonly cultivated sunflower is Helianthus annuus, a native of America.

Sunniness (n.) The quality or state of being sunny.

Sunrising (n.) The first appearance of the sun above the horizon in the morning; more generally, the time of such appearance, whether in fair or cloudy weather; as, to begin work at sunrise.

Sunrising (n.) Hence, the region where the sun rises; the east.

Sunsquall (n.) Any large jellyfish.

Sunstroke (n.) Any affection produced by the action of the sun on some part of the body; especially, a sudden prostration of the physical powers, with symptoms resembling those of apoplexy, occasioned by exposure to excessive heat, and often terminating fatally; coup de soleil.

Superable (a.) Capable of being overcome or conquered; surmountable.

Superfete (v. i.) To superfetate.

Superfete (v. t.) To conceive (another fetus) after a former conception.

Superfice (n.) A superficies.

Superfine (a.) Very fine, or most fine; being of surpassing fineness; of extra nice or fine quality; as, superfine cloth.

Superfine (a.) Excessively fine; too nice; over particular; as, superfine distinctions; superfine tastes.

Superflux (n.) Superabundance; superfluity; an overflowing.

Superfuse (a.) To pour (something) over or on something else.

Superheat (v. t.) To heat too much, to overheat; as, to superheat an oven.

Superheat (v. t.) To heat, as steam, apart from contact with water, until it resembles a perfect gas.

Superheat (n.) The increase of temperature communicated to steam by superheating it.

Superhive (n.) A removable upper part of a hive. The word is sometimes contracted to super.

Superplus (n.) Surplus.

Superpose (v. t.) To lay upon, as one kind of rock on another.

Superpose (v. t.) To lay (a figure) upon another in such a manner that all the parts of the one coincide with the parts of the other; as, to superpose one plane figure on another.

Supersalt (n.) An acid salt. See Acid salt (a), under Salt, n.

Supersede (v. t.) To come, or be placed, in the room of; to replace.

Supersede (v. t.) To displace, or set aside, and put another in place of; as, to supersede an officer.

Supersede (v. t.) To make void, inefficacious, or useless, by superior power, or by coming in the place of; to set aside; to render unnecessary; to suspend; to stay.

Supersede (v. t.) To omit; to forbear.

Supervene (v. i.) To come as something additional or extraneous; to occur with reference or relation to something else; to happen upon or after something else; to be added; to take place; to happen.

Supervise (v. t.) To oversee for direction; to superintend; to inspect with authority; as, to supervise the construction of a steam engine, or the printing of a book.

Supervise (v. t.) To look over so as to read; to peruse.

Supervise (n.) Supervision; inspection.

Supervive (v. t.) To survive; to outlive.

Supinator (n.) A muscle which produces the motion of supination.

Suppliant (a.) Asking earnestly and submissively; entreating; beseeching; supplicating.

Suppliant (a.) Manifesting entreaty; expressive of supplication.

Suppliant (n.) One who supplicates; a humble petitioner; one who entreats submissively.

Supplicat (n.) A petition; esp., a written one, with a certificate that the conditions have been complied with.

Supplying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Supply

Supplyant (a.) Supplying or aiding; auxiliary; suppletory.

Supported (imp. & p. p.) of Support

Supporter (n.) One who, or that which, supports; as, oxygen is a supporter of life.

Supporter (n.) Especially, an adherent; one who sustains, advocates, and defends; as, the supporter of a party, faction, or candidate.

Supporter (n.) A knee placed under the cathead.

Supporter (n.) A figure, sometimes of a man, but commonly of some animal, placed on either side of an escutcheon, and exterior to it. Usually, both supporters of an escutcheon are similar figures.

Supporter (n.) A broad band or truss for supporting the abdomen or some other part or organ.

Supposing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Suppose

Supposeer (n.) One who supposes.

Supposure (n.) Supposition; hypothesis; conjecture.

Suppurant (n.) A suppurative.

Suppurate (v. i.) To generate pus; as, a boil or abscess suppurates.

Suppurate (v. t.) To cause to generate pus; as, to suppurate a sore.

Supputate (v. t.) To suppute.

Supremacy (n.) The state of being supreme, or in the highest station of power; highest or supreme authority or power; as, the supremacy of a king or a parliament.

Supremely (adv.) In a supreme manner.

Supremity (n.) Supremacy.

Suradanni (n.) A valuable kind of wood obtained on the shores of the Demerara River in South America, much used for timbers, rails, naves and fellies of wheels, and the like.

Surbating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Surbate

Surbedded (imp. & p. p.) of Surbed

Surcharge (v. t.) To overload; to overburden; to overmatch; to overcharge; as, to surcharge a beast or a ship; to surcharge a cannon.

Surcharge (v. t.) To overstock; especially, to put more cattle into, as a common, than the person has a right to do, or more than the herbage will sustain. Blackstone.

Surcharge (v. t.) To show an omission in (an account) for which credit ought to have been given.

Surcharge (n.) An overcharge; an excessive load or burden; a load greater than can well be borne.

Surcharge (n.) The putting, by a commoner, of more beasts on the common than he has a right to.

Surcharge (n.) The showing an omission, as in an account, for which credit ought to have been given.

Surcingle (n.) A belt, band, or girth which passes over a saddle, or over anything laid on a horse's back, to bind it fast.

Surcingle (n.) The girdle of a cassock, by which it is fastened round the waist.

Surcloyed (imp. & p. p.) of Surcloy

Surculate (v. t.) To purne; to trim.

Surculose (a.) Producing suckers, or shoots resembling suckers.

Surfacing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Surface

Surfeited (imp. & p. p.) of Surfeit

Surfeiter (n.) One who surfeits.

Surgeless (a.) Free from surges; smooth; calm.

Surgeoncy (n.) The office or employment of a surgeon, as in the naval or military service.

Surgeonry (n.) Surgery.


Surmising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Surmise

Surmising () a. & n. from Surmise, v.

Surmullet (a.) Any one of various species of mullets of the family Millidae, esp. the European species (Millus surmulletus), which is highly prized as a food fish. See Mullet.

Surnaming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Surname

Surpassed (imp. & p. p.) of Surpass

Surpliced (a.) Wearing a surplice.

Surprisal (n.) The act of surprising, or state of being surprised; surprise.

Surprised (imp. & p. p.) of Surprise

Surpriser (n.) One who surprises.

Surquedry (n.) Alt. of Surquidry

Surquidry (n.) Overweening pride; arrogance; presumption; insolence.

Surrejoin (v. i.) To reply, as a plaintiff to a defendant's rejoinder.

Surrender (v. t.) To yield to the power of another; to give or deliver up possession of (anything) upon compulsion or demand; as, to surrender one's person to an enemy or to an officer; to surrender a fort or a ship.

Surrender (v. t.) To give up possession of; to yield; to resign; as, to surrender a right, privilege, or advantage.

Surrender (v. t.) To yield to any influence, emotion, passion, or power; -- used reflexively; as, to surrender one's self to grief, to despair, to indolence, or to sleep.

Surrender (v. t.) To yield; to render or deliver up; to give up; as, a principal surrendered by his bail, a fugitive from justice by a foreign state, or a particular estate by the tenant thereof to him in remainder or reversion.

Surrender (v. i.) To give up one's self into the power of another; to yield; as, the enemy, seeing no way of escape, surrendered at the first summons.

Surrender (n.) The act of surrendering; the act of yielding, or resigning one's person, or the possession of something, into the power of another; as, the surrender of a castle to an enemy; the surrender of a right.

Surrender (n.) The yielding of a particular estate to him who has an immediate estate in remainder or reversion.

Surrender (n.) The giving up of a principal into lawful custody by his bail.

Surrender (n.) The delivery up of fugitives from justice by one government to another, as by a foreign state. See Extradition.

Surrendry (n.) Surrender.

Surrogate (n.) A deputy; a delegate; a substitute.

Surrogate (n.) The deputy of an ecclesiastical judge, most commonly of a bishop or his chancellor, especially a deputy who grants marriage licenses.

Surrogate (n.) In some States of the United States, an officer who presides over the probate of wills and testaments and yield the settlement of estates.

Surrogate (v. t.) To put in the place of another; to substitute.

Sursanure (n.) A wound healed or healing outwardly only.

Surseance (n.) Peace; quiet.

Survening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Survene

Surveying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Survey

Surveying (n.) That branch of applied mathematics which teaches the art of determining the area of any portion of the earth's surface, the length and directions of the bounding

Surviving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Survive

Surviving (a.) Remaining alive; yet living or existing; as, surviving friends; surviving customs.

Susceptor (n.) One who undertakes anything; specifically, a godfather; a sponsor; a guardian.

Suscitate (v. t.) To rouse; to excite; to call into life and action.

Suspected (imp. & p. p.) of Suspect

Suspected (a.) Distrusted; doubted.

Suspecter (n.) One who suspects.

Suspended (imp. & p. p.) of Suspend

Suspender (n.) One who, or that which, suspends; esp., one of a pair of straps or braces worn over the shoulders, for holding up the trousers.

Suspensor (n.) A suspensory.

Suspensor (n.) The cord which suspends the embryo; and which is attached to the radicle in the young state; the proembryo.

Suspicion (n.) The act of suspecting; the imagination or apprehension of the existence of something (esp. something wrong or hurtful) without proof, or upon very slight evidence, or upon no evidence.

Suspicion (n.) Slight degree; suggestion; hint.

Suspicion (v. t.) To view with suspicion; to suspect; to doubt.

Sustained (imp. & p. p.) of Sustain

Sustained (a.) Held up to a certain pitch, degree, or level; uniform; as, sustained pasion; a sustained style of writing; a sustained note in music.

Sustainer (n.) One who, or that which, sustains.

Sustaltic (a.) Mournful; -- said of a species of music among the ancient Greeks.

Susurrant (a.) Whispering.

Susurrous (a.) Whispering; rustling; full of whispering sounds.

Sutteeism (n.) The practice of self-immolation of widows in Hindostan.

Suturally (adv.) In a sutural manner.

Suturated (a.) Sewed or knit together; united by a suture; stitched.

Tubercled (a.) Having tubercles; affected with, tubercles; tuberculate; as, a tubercled lung or stalk.

Tubercula (pl. ) of Tuberculum

Tubicolae (n. pl.) A division of annelids including those which construct, and habitually live in, tubes. The head or anterior segments usually bear gills and cirri. Called also Sedentaria, and Capitibranchiata. See Serpula, and Sabella.

Tubicolar (a.) Tubicolous.

Tubinares (n. pl.) A tribe of sea birds comprising the petrels, shearwaters, albatrosses, hagdons, and allied birds having tubular horny nostrils.

Tubivalve (n.) A shell or tube formed by an annelid, as a serpula.

Tubularia (n.) A genus of hydroids having large, naked, flowerlike hydranths at the summits of long, slender, usually simple, stems. The gonophores are small, and form clusters at the bases of the outer tentacles.

Tubulated (a.) Made in the form of a small tube; provided with a tube, or elongated opening.

Tue-irons (n. pl.) A pair of blacksmith's tongs.

Tufaceous (a.) Pertaining to tufa; consisting of, or resembling, tufa.

Tuggingly (adv.) In a tugging manner; with laborious pulling.

Tuko-tuko (n.) A burrowing South American rodent (Ctenomys Braziliensis). It has small eyes and ears and a short tail. It resembles the pocket gopher in size, form, and habits, but is more nearly allied to the porcupines.

Tulipwood (n.) The beautiful rose-colored striped wood of a Brazilian tree (Physocalymna floribunda), much used by cabinetmakers for inlaying.

Tumblebug (n.) See Tumbledung.

Tumefying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tumefy

Tun-great (a.) Having the circumference of a tun.

Tungstate (n.) A salt of tungstic acid; a wolframate.

Tungstite (n.) The oxide of tungsten, a yellow mineral occurring in a pulverulent form. It is often associated with wolfram.

Tunicated (a.) Covered with a tunic; covered or coated with layers; as, a tunicated bulb.

Tunicated (a.) Having a tunic, or mantle; of or pertaining to the Tunicata.

Tunicated (a.) Having each joint buried in the preceding funnel-shaped one, as in certain antennae of insects.

Tunnelled () of Tunnel

Tunneling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tunnel

Turanians (n. pl.) An extensive division of mankind including the Mongols and allied races of Asia, together with the Malays and Polynesians.

Turanians (n. pl.) A group of races or tribes inhabiting Asia and closely related to the Mongols.

Turbaries (pl. ) of Turbary

Turbidity (n.) Turbidness.

Turbinate (v. i.) To revolve or spin like a top; to whirl.

Turbinate (a.) Alt. of Turbinated

Turbinite (n.) A petrified shell resembling the genus Turbo.

Turbinoid (a.) Like or pertaining to Turbo or the family Turbinidae.

Turbulent (a.) Disturbed; agitated; tumultuous; roused to violent commotion; as, the turbulent ocean.

Turbulent (a.) Disposed to insubordination and disorder; restless; unquiet; refractory; as, turbulent spirits.

Turbulent (a.) Producing commotion; disturbing; exciting.

Turcomans (pl. ) of Turcoman

Tureenful (n.) As much as a tureen can hold; enough to fill a tureen.

Turfiness (n.) Quality or state of being turfy.

Turgesced (imp. & p. p.) of Turgesce

Turgidity (n.) The quality or state of being turgid.

Turgidous (a.) Turgid.

Turkomans (pl. ) of Turkoman


Turmoiled (imp. & p. p.) of Turmoil

Turnerite (n.) A variety of monazite.

Turnhalle (n.) A building used as a school of gymnastics.

Turn-outs (pl. ) of Turn-out

Turnpiked (imp. & p. p.) of Turnpike

Turnplate (n.) A turntable.

Turn-sick (a.) Giddy.

Turn-sick (n.) A disease with which sheep are sometimes affected; gid; sturdy. See Gid.

Turnstile (n.) A revolving frame in a footpath, preventing the passage of horses or cattle, but admitting that of persons; a turnpike. See Turnpike, n., 1.

Turnstile (n.) A similar arrangement for registering the number of persons passing through a gateway, doorway, or the like.

Turnstone (n.) Any species of limico

Turntable (n.) A large revolving platform, for turning railroad cars, locomotives, etc., in a different direction; -- called also turnplate.

Turnwrest (n.) Designating a cumbersome style of plow used in England, esp. in Kent.

Turnwrest (n.) designating a kind of hillside plow.

Turpitude (n.) Inherent baseness or vileness of principle, words, or actions; shameful wickedness; depravity.

Turquoise (n.) Alt. of Turquois

Turquoise (a.) Having a fine light blue color, like that of choice mineral turquoise.

Turribant (n.) A turban.

Turrilite (n.) Any fossil ammonite of the genus Turrilites. The shell forms an open spiral with the later whorls separate.

Tutorship (n.) The office, duty, or care of a tutor; guardianship; tutelage.

Vulcanian (a.) Of or pertaining to Vulcan; made by Vulcan; hence, of or pertaining to works in iron or other metals.

Vulcanian (a.) Volcanic.

Vulcanism (n.) Volcanism.

Vulcanist (n.) A volcanist.

Vulcanite (n.) Hard rubber produced by vulcanizing with a large proportion of sulphur.

Vulcanize (v. t.) To change the properties of, as caoutchouc, or India rubber, by the process of vulcanization.

Vulgarian (n.) A vulgar person; one who has vulgar ideas. Used also adjectively.

Vulgarism (n.) Grossness; rudeness; vulgarity.

Vulgarism (n.) A vulgar phrase or expression.

Vulgarity (n.) The quality or state of being vulgar; mean condition of life; the state of the lower classes of society.

Vulgarity (n.) Grossness or clownishness of manners of language; absence of refinement; coarseness.

Vulgarize (v. t. & i.) To make vulgar, or common.

Vulnerary (a.) Useful in healing wounds; adapted to the cure of external injuries; as, vulnerary plants or potions.

Vulnerary (n.) A vulnerary remedy.

Vulnerate (v. t.) To wound; to hurt.

Vulnerose (a.) Full of wounds; wounded.

Vulpicide (n.) One who kills a fox, except in hunting; also, the act of so killing a fox.

Vulpinism (n.) The quality of being cunning like the fox; craft; artfulness.

Vulpinite (n.) A scaly granular variety of anhydrite of a grayish white color, used for ornamental purposes.

Vulturine (a.) Of or pertaining to a vulture; resembling a vulture in qualities or looks; as, the vulturine sea eagle (Gypohierax Angolensis); vulturine rapacity.

Vulturish (a.) Vulturous.

Vulturism (n.) The quality or state of being like a vulture; rapaciousness.

Vulturous (a.) Like a vulture; rapacious.

Vulviform (a.) Like a cleft with projecting edges.

Wulfenite (n.) Native lead molybdate occurring in tetragonal crystals, usually tabular, and of a bright orange-yellow to red, gray, or brown color; -- also called yellow lead ore.

Wurbagool (n.) A fruit bat (Pteropus medius) native of India. It is similar to the flying fox, but smaller.

Zumbooruk (n.) A small cannon supported by a swiveled rest on the back of a camel, whence it is fired, -- used in the East.

Zumometer (n.) See Zymic, Zymological, etc.

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